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Genealogy - October, 1984

Issue: October, 1984

Dear Editor,

My brother sent me a complimentary copy of The Mountain Laurel. The article on Coy Yeatts was of great interest as his and my ancestors back several generations are the same. My mother who lives in Roanoke, O.E. Yeatts Young, did not know about him or she would have gone to see him. We are originally from Floyd, Co. I am doing genealogy on Youngs, Bartons, Bauers, and Spanglers so am looking forward to other names in the Laurel.


Annie Young Merriam
5918 E. 10th
Wichita, Kansas 67208

Dear Editor,

I would like to know if any of your readers could help me find any of my relatives in Carroll County? My grandfather on my father's side came from there, also his brother. My grandfather's name was Henry Clay Overton and his brother was Sam Overton. I would like to know if I have any relatives anywhere in the area.

Thank you,

Katherine Overton Soots
P.O. Box 204
Axton, Va. 24054