Old Queries, Part 2

Looking for parents of my 3rd Great Grandfather, William Claudis SMITH. He came to Cabell County (Kanawha, then) Va. in 1801. 1850 Cabell Census says he came from Pa. He married Sarah HATFIELD daughter of Isaac Hatfield and grand daughter of Matthew FRENCH and Capt. Andrew Hatfield of Hatfield Fort, Big Stoney Creek, Montgomery County, Va. I have been unable do discover a single relative of William’s except his descendents. Help if you can.

BELCHER: Obediah born 1795 Va.; married 8 Feb 1815 in Giles Co., Va. to Martha PRINCE.
Irene Ram

I’m researching the JOHNSTON family. Some previous info suggests a link to Adam Johnston and Elizabeth Jane STAFFORD. Adam and Elizabeth had six children (William, John B., Hugh A., James A., Adam, and Edward ). A note says his will was probated on 22 January 1844 in Giles County. Any help or info. on Adam Johnston or other Johnstons would be appreciated.

I am looking for information on the James ROWE family of Giles Co. James Rowe appears on the 1812 tax list, as well as Joseph Rowe who is believe to be the son of James Rowe. Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. Joseph Rowe married Elizabeth (Betsy) PLYMALE/PLIMEL
Sharon Rowe

Looking for the maiden name of Eleanor PERDUE (b. abt 1785), wife of Thomas Perdue (b. 1792-1794, d. 1829 in Giles Co.). Eleanor and Thomas were married before 1807. The children of Thomas and Eleanor were Edith, William, Priscilla, John, Zerusha, Emmarilla, Thomas Rice, and Berry Bowman Perdue. Any information on this family or the family of Eleanor would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Ed Talbott

Looking for the parents of Rebecca CLAY. Rebecca married William TILLER, Jr. abt 1810 in Giles County. She died about 1860 in Mercer County, WV. As of yet, I have not been able to tie this Rebecca into the Mitchell Clay family. The children of William and Rebecca Clay Tiller were; Anderson, Kinzie, Rhoda, Eleanor, Ira, Hiram, and Willam D. Tiller. Any information on this family or her parents would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Ed Talbott

Searching for descendants and ancestors of Joseph CLARK (see footnote #85 on p. 263 of Shreiner-Yantis Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell Co. VA) who died 1839 in Mercer Co. WV. Children were: John B. who m. Mary McDONALD and settled on Pigeon Creek; Thomas K. who married Amy CLAY 1817 in Giles Co. Va; Carter T. who m. Matilda FARLEY 1817 in Cabell Co. (W)Va; Joseph M. who moved to Scioto Co., OH; Henry; Polly, who married James SUTHERS; Rebecca who married Jonas McDONALD; George B. who married Elizabeth FLUMMER and moved to Morgan Co., Ky (this is my line); Nancy who m. Eli BAILEY and stayed in Tazewell Co.; Elizabeth, who married Roland DILLON and moved to Estill Co. Ky.
Teri Pettit

I am searching for information about my gr-grandfather Charley W. TAYLOR b. May 1858, in Giles Co., Va. I am especially interested in his mother. I think her name was Mary HARLESS. I can’t seem to get back any further than Charley and I think other members of his family married into his wife’s family. Charley’s father had an unusual name, perhaps Raeburn Taylor. I am not sure. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you
Cherie Smith Shradel

I am trying to find out information about my fathers family history. His name was James Edward BONDS. He was born in Giles County, Bluff City, Va. 14 February 1919 or 1921 His fathers name was James Fielding Bonds. His mother was Emily Jane Bonds (I have not found out her maiden name). She died when my father was one, so either 1920 or 1922. My grandfather died when my father was about 10. So either 1929 or 1931 That is all I know so far.
Can you help me?

Looking for the father of John SANSOM or John R.(Riley) Sansom married Elizabeth DAVIDSON, ca. 1776(VA). William SANSOM, Montgomery Co., Va. acquired 150 acres on Sugar Run, Walker Mountain in 1785 and 200 acres that joined his property in 1786. The property joins John STAFFORD on Buckeye Mtn. and a William DAVIDSON owns property in same community. All three names are in the Sansom line. I need to identify the Wife and Children of Wm Sansom in Montgomery Co., Va. during this period. I believe this area is now in Giles Co., Va. I am at a stand still with the father of John Sansom. Thanks for your help.

Searching for information on the family of Samuel G. W. CALDWELL b. abt 1840 Giles Co, Va. married Sarah GRIM 1869 Mercer Co, WV or info on Glen and Sarah CALDWELL of WV with daughters Kate, Jane b abt 1887 d 1927, and Eunice (died young).
Judy Prince

I am looking for info on John ACORD b. abt 1768 and his wife Rachel COMBS b. 1 January 1771. It is believed at some point that they lived in Giles County. Their Known children were Sarah, Zur, John (Old Jack), Job (Jacob), Robert (Cuddy), Valentine, (Felt), Mahalia, and Ellison. Neither were born in Giles County, but is believed that Valentine, Mahalia and Ellison were born in Giles County from 1806 to 1812. Any help will be appreciated.
Jim Stanfield

Looking for information on Daniel Yancy Gordon HILL who married Lucy HARRIS, of Giles Co. settled on the mouth of Wilson Creek on the New River. Later moved to Scott Co. and settled on the Clinch River.
Shirley Bragg

I am searching for information on Elizabeth (Besty) SYCK/SICK born in Wytheville in 1802. Any information on her or her family would be appreciated.
Roger Lycans

Researching Landon DUNCAN and Sarah KIRK, their daughter Harriet married Harrison ROBINSON 16 March 1834 in Giles Co., Va. The ROBINSONS and DUNCANS were preachers in Giles and Mercer Counties. Has anybody ever seen an article on Landon Duncan in reference to the White Religion. He was supposed to have joined this group and walked around in a white robe, with no shoes on. I think the article might have appeared in the Virginia Historical Society Newsletter, but I haven’t been able to find it yet.
Elke Hall

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