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Genealogy - March, 1985

Issue: March, 1985

[Dear Editor,]

My grandfather DeLancey was from up near Floyd. Also some Webb are related.

I would like to know where the mouth of Pigg River is located. My grandfather grew up near there and I would like to visit there. I now live only a few miles from the Pigg River in Pittsylvania Co. near Smith Mountain Lake.

Thank you, I would greatly appreciate it.

Mrs. Bud Speck
Rt. 1, Box 143
Penhook, VA 24137

[Dear Editor,]

I would appreciate any information on the children of John Heath Trent born in Washington County, Va; Martha A. Trent m. James Callahan; L. Van Trent; Elizabeth Trent m. Jeff D. Heath; Rachel Fanny Trent m. R.C. Kidd. I cannot find any other information from there.

Thank you for your assistance,

Nancy T. Carswell
1524 Brookford Rd.
Kernersville, NC 27284

[Dear Editor,]

I am looking for information- on Elizabeth Rector (June 15, 1816-Aug. 6, 1887) who married William Trimble on Dec. 9, 1839 in Grayson County [Virginia] and is buried in Anderson Cemetery, also on Elizabeth Rowan Patterson (Feb. 2, 1783) who married Thomas Pope on March 10, 1810 in Grayson Co. Postage will be reimbursed.

Thank you,

Mary Ann Burnett
4710 Lind St.
Norfolk, VA 23513

[Dear Editor,]

The Franklin County Virginia Historical Society is seeking information, copies of letters, photographs of Civil War soldiers in Franklin County - either those born there, or moving to Franklin County before or after the War.   If you have information on Civil War Soldiers pertaining to Franklin County, Virginia, the Historical Society would be very grateful if you would share it with them. Address letters to:

Mrs. Gertrude C. Mann
Franklin County Historical Soc.
P.O. Box 86
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

[Dear Editor,]

My grandpa was William (Bill) Gray, born Nov. 28, 1848, died Aug. 3, 1903, was married to Charity Leah Lindsey on June 1, 1880. Charity Leah died. Nov. 21 1959. She was 100 years, 3 months and 9 days old at death. If any- one knows where "Bill" was born or where he was from, I would really appreciate any information.


Virgie D. Richardson
Rt.8, Box 457 Lot 8
Roanoke, VA 24014

[Dear Editor,]

Does anyone have any information of the Boyds of Floyd County? My paternal grandmother was a Boyd and her mother was a Carter. [Mrs. Fadness grew up in Rock Castle Gorge in Patrick County.]

Thank you,

Emma B. Fadness
10404 Crete Dr.
El Paso, TX 79924