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Genealogy - January, 1985

Issue: January, 1985

Dear Editor,

A friend of mine gave me the July copy of your paper. He knew I was a Hawks before my marriage and wanted me to read the story about Floyd Hawks. In the story it stated that he lived across the road from the Puckett Cabin. I am a grand-niece of Mrs. Orlene Hawks Puckett and just wondered if he was not a relative of Mrs. Puckett and in turn making him related to me.

It is very strange that I would see the story just now when I have a book coming from the press in about two weeks about my early life and my father's people and my mother's people - the Hawks and the Hudsons. My grandchildren have no comprehension of what life 65 years ago was like. I spent a year collecting stories, facts, arts and craft ideas and material on just how they survived. Had I have known about Floyd Hawks, I feel

I could have added a few more chapters to the book.

Enclosed find $10.00. Please to send me your paper as long as this will cover and if you have any old copies around the office of the last few months, I would also appreciate them. If you have Mr. Floyd Hawks address and can give it out, I would like write to him.

Thanks for all the extra trouble.

Mrs. James St John
Box 319D
Big Island, Va. 24526

[Dear Editor,]

Looking for any information about James Browder, Wilkes Co., N.C. circa 1850 and his son, Robert C. Browder, member of 29th regiment Va. Vol. C.S.A. Lived at Sylvatus, Va. until approx. 1910.

Thank you,

Samuel A. Browder
RD # 2, Box 522
Meadville, PA 16335

Thank you for one of the finest small publications in the entire nation.

Samuel A. Browder

[Dear Editor,]

I am trying to find the parents of Enoch Williams born Oct. 6, 1818, died Nov. 14, 1905; married March 21, 1839 to Rachel Davis who was born Sept. 4, 1820, died May 28, 1906. They were in the 1850 Grayson Co. Census, lived and died in Carroll County and are buried at Crooked Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

James C. Cox, Jr.
Rt.7, Box 373
Roanoke, Va. 24018

[Dear Editor,]

I am looking for burial any parents of John McLaughlin (1764- 1838) and his wife Anne Wiley (1769-1841) somewhere in Highland and Bath Counties, Virginia. I would appreciate any information about the families.


Raymond Wolfe, Jr.
Rt. 1, Box 150
French Creek, W. Va. 26218