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Genealogy - April, 1985

Issue: April, 1985

[Dear Editor,]

I am looking for any descendants of California (Callie) Adams, 1850-1944 or Tennessee (Tex) Adams, her sister. Callie married James St. Clair. Both the St. Clair and Adams families lived in Body Camp in Bedford Co. Va from (?) - 1940.

V.B. English
1687 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10028

[Dear Editor,]

My father, Lloyd Milton Hundley is from Carroll Co., VA. His father was Arthur Hundley, married Bessie Vass. I really don't know much more about the Hundley side than that. They died when I was two. My great-grandmother on the other side of my family was from Critz, Patrick Co., VA. Her name was Mattie Kendrick Martin. Any information anyone could give me on either side would be appreciated.

Thank you

Mrs. Tammie Fulcher
Rt. 4, Box 303
Martinsville, VA 24112

[Dear Editor,]

I will pay for proof of parents (and birth place) of Jubal Willis who married Violet Jones Oct. 1820. Violet, daughter of Thomas Jones. Jubal died 1851 - cemetery dates, Pigg River Church, Callaway, Va. Franklin Co.

Also proof of parents and birth place of Peter Sickman (Sigmon) born 1745 (ca.) died in 1837 in Ferrum, Va. Franklin Co. 1st wife: Katonka, an Indian princess (?), 12 children. 2nd. wife: Catherine Nosseman Willis, married 1819, 1 child. Write:

Edith M. Sigmon
Rt. 3, Box 304
Ferrum, VA 24088
Phone: 703-365-2297

[Dear Editor,]

I would like any information I could get on Capt. Peter Young who settled in Franklin Co., Va. He had six sons and two daughters. William Young married Jane Guerrant and Joshua another son married Nancy Walker. They came to Floyd Co.

Thank you.

Laura O. Young
145 Return Rd. N.W.
Roanoke, VA 24019

[Dear Editor,]

I need the names of parents of Jahez Jones, b. 1 Jan. 1776, in Culpepper or Orange Co. Va. and went to Yadkinville, N.C. before 1809. Later moved on to S.C. where he married Mary (Polly) Yornell, dau. of James and Mary Yornell.

Mrs. Sallie K. Harbin
P.O. Box 202
Westminister SC 29693

[Dear Editor,]

I have a vast amount of information on the DeHart family and I will gladly assist anyone who is interested in researching the family. I would be delighted to hear from anyone having information on DeHarts in any or all states. My G. G. Grandfather, Steven DeHart lies buried somewhere in the area of Meadows of Dan. I would like to know the names of the DeHarts buried in the Pine Creek Cemetery in Floyd County.

With sincere best wishes,

John A. Stegall
HC 70, Box 475
Sandy Hook, KY 41171

[Dear Editor,]

I am compiling information on the Cruise family of Patrick Co., Va. and am trying to find the descendants with information on the following people: 1) Polly Martha Cruise married Edward Lewis 1819. 2)Lucy Lucinda Cruise married Thomas Craddock 1838. 3) Sara Jane Cruise married Nathaniel G. Akers 1844. 4) William Cruise married Luvenia Daniel 1849. 5) Greenville Cruise married Susanna Jane Rogers 1853. 6) Frances Cruise married Jonathan Hubbard 1842. 7) Mahala Cruise married John B. Cockram 1848. 8) Lucy/Lucinda Cruise married Aaron A.D. Rakes 1843. 9) Martha Cruise married Martin M. Lewis, Sr. 1861 10) Sara/Sally Cruise married Richard Walden 1807. I would also like to know about Mazy Martin who married John Cruise 1812. Her father was William Martin. Was her brother Isaac Martin? If you write to me, I will be happy to return postage.

Rozalia Cruise Hogg
108 Pelham Drive
Waynesboro, VA 22980

[Dear Editor,]

I am interested in the Salmons family of Patrick Co. and I hope there is someone with a lot of data. My great-great-great grandfather was Johnathan Salmons, great-great-grandfather was Jesse Salmons.

A great-great-great-great-grandfather was Elder Jesse Jones an early Patrick Co. Primitive Baptist minister. He was born in 1766 and died 1859. He and his wife are buried in the Elder Jesse Jones/Salmons/Thompson Cemetery south of Rd. 719 in Patrick Co. as listed in Mr. 0.E. Pilson's book, "Toombstone Inscriptions of the Cemeteries of Patrick County, Virginia". I am hoping someone will be able to tell me by whom and when the beautiful headstone for Rev. Jesse Jones was erected. The headstone contains this verse: "Remember man as you pass by; As you are so once was I; As I am now so you must be; So prepare to follow me."

I am very interested in the originality of this verse also. I'd welcome any information concerning the early Salmons settlers and Rev. Jesse Jones. Thank you very much.

Nancy Hall
Rt. 1, Box 33-B
Floyd, VA 24091

[Dear Editor,]

My grandfather was James Henry Carroll, born Nov. 10, 1861 and his father was Henry Green Carroll, born Dec. 11, 1823, and his father was Athol Carroll. I do not know anything else about him.

I would appreciate any information that might help me in tracing my family roots. I do not know where they came from but I wonder if maybe from Carroll County. All I know is they lived around the Wentworth, N.C. area.

Thank you,

Alice Carroll Hundley
506 Glovenia St.
Eden, N.C. 27288

[Dear Editor,]

Your February issue mentioned some people of Scotch-Irish descent. My husband's people are Scotch-Irish and are tracing history. Their original name meant "Trusted Friend" and was spelled Leibentrough (or similar). It has now been shortened to Liptrap. I actually wonder if in your article, "Holpin' Momma With The Cooking", the mysterious old man could have actually been one of our kin. We have a family reunion every' summer in Bath County, Virginia and it would be nice to find out.

Any Liptraps or similar spellings, please write me. We will have a book of our family available at this coming reunion in June. All these people are very big on cooking and hospitality.

Isaac Liptrap married Mary Bright. They were one of the first over here.

Thank you,

Sandra Liptrap
Rt.5, Box 122
Covington, VA 24426