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Genealogy - December, 1985

Issue: December, 1985

[Dear Editor]
I am told that Heron Boyd who married Sally Cockram, daughter of Spencer Cockram, lived on Rt 58 near the Meadows of Dan School and the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. This would have placed him in the neighborhood of the Concord Church (on road 750). One wonders if he were buried in that vicinity. So far there are no records or stones that show his resting place.

Leahvanna Clifton was my great aunt. She was a teacher in the Meadows of Dan - Vesta area before her marriage.


Nell C. Thompson

Dear Mt. Laurel:
If you will print this I will be grateful, as I would like for the lady that wrote me about the DeLancy Cemetery to write me again. I have lost her address.

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

[Dear Editor]
I'm trying to get information for a family book and hope some of your readers can help me. If anyone knows the parents and grandparents of any of the following, I'd appreciate it. Lemuel J. Frost, born March 15, 1879 in Grayson Co., VA. Caroline E. Mabe Frost, Born Carroll Co., VA; Clark A. Edwards, Born Dec. 10, 1869. Carroll Co., VA; Mary E. Spence Edwards, Born Aug. 20, 1871, probably Surry Co., NC.

Also, I would like to know where I can purchase the following books: Grayson County History in Words and Pictures. As A Tree Grows, Cox and Related Families.

Thank you.

Mrs. M.E. Phipps
Rt. 1, Box 771
Bassett, VA 24055

[Dear Editor]
My grandfather, Thomas Franklin Mills Sr. was born on Nov. 18, 1886 in Westfield, N.C. His parents are Robert L. Mills born Dec. 26, 1852 and Frances L. Slate born April 22, 1857.

I need to know who Robert Mills' parents were and Frances Slates' parents were. Also Robert and Frances' place of birth and any other information.

My maternal grandfather, Felix Solomen Long was born on June 17, 1903. The only other information I have are his parents names; Charlie C. Long and Belle Leonard. I believe they were from Davidson Co., N.C.

If anyone has any other information on these families, I would be ever so grateful. I will pay any cost that incur.

Thank you,

Mrs. Rhonda Mills Goodin
804 Highland Ridge
Martinsville, VA 24112

[Dear Editor]
I am searching for any information on the Fulcher family of Patrick County. My g-g-grandfather was Phillip Fulcher who was born circa 1800. He married Jane Williams in Jan. 1846 and is listed in 1860 census as a miller in Ararat, VA. Any information on history of Fulcher family will be appreciated.

Mary F. Williams
Rt. 7, Box 185
Roanoke, VA 24018