Old Queries, Part 9

Searching for parentage of great-grandfather William Lawson Duncan and of his wife Susan Miller, who were married 31 March 1844 in Giles Co., Va.
Helen Flagg

In Giles County Va in 1814 Jacob STINSON married Polly SIMPKINS and in 1815 he purchased 44 acres of land on the south side of Walker Creek. He later purchased 15 acres in the same area in 1823. His children are Polly, Rachel, Hiram, John, William, Matilda, and my ancestor Charles. Jacob died October 1827. The family of Jacob may have come from New Jersey. There is a Stinson Family Cemetery at White Gate in Giles County on Walker Creek. Some of Jacob’s ancestors are buried there. I am searching for the parents and siblings of Jacob and have lots of info on the Stinsons going forward.
Please see my query on the Stinsons in montgomery county.
Lyle A. Wilkinson
PO box 466, Hurricane west virginia 25526

I am currrently seeking information on Andrew Walker SMITH born 1869 died 1945 in Kerr’s Creek, Giles County. Married to Willie Victoria RATLIFF. Had 7 children.
Merrill J. Jackson

Looking for information on a David Henry HART (1833-1905). He spent his entire life at Kerr’s Creek, Giles Co. Married to Mary Ellen GAYLOR (? – 1905). They had 13 children.
Merrill J. Jackson

Briant FANNON maried Abigil MUNCY 28 February 1788 Giles Co., Va. I’d like to get more info on children
Albert Fannon

[ed. note: marriage bond for Briant Fannon and Abegale Munsey dated 10 February 1812]

Seeking family and ancestoral information for Joseph ROSE and Catherine BOUSMAN, married 20 March 1790 in Montgomery Co. The owned land on Thoms Creek and Sinking Creek in Giles Co. Joseph had a brother named Obediah ROSE.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Clarence Pratt

I am seeking information on my g-g-g-g-g-grandfather, Jacob McPHERSON, who lived in Simmonsville, Giles County, Virginia in the early 1800s. He married Phebe LUGAR in 1803 and they had a large family. I would especially like to find out if Jacob’s father, Alexander McPHERSON was the first of the family to come to America, and where they came from.
Thanks for any information or help provided.
Karen Miles Mitchum

Would love to find the parents of Judith CLAY FARLEY, Judith married Thomas FARLEY and they lived in Giles Co. and are buried on Walkers Creek was Judith related to Mitchell CLAY? was it the same family?
Pat Clark

John W. STROUTH was borned in Giles County on Little Doak Creek in 1903. The son of Pearl C. STROUTH (4 March 1876), and Minnie Lake (WHITE) STROUTH (18 August 1884), who lived and farmed at Hogue Store for many years. I can find no record of these STROUTHS on the Giles County Census for any year. I would like to determine the parents of PEARL C STROUTH. I would be thankful for any help.
Jim Euel Tolbert

James A. JOHNSTON, b. about 1838 in Ohio, but was in Giles Co., Va. in 1866 when his second child Annie was born. First child Edward was born in Ohio abt. 1862 to his first wife. Second wife listed in Giles 1880 census as Sally. Other children: John (b. abt. 1872), William Thomas (b. abt 1874), Susie (b. abt 1877), Julia (b. about 1880). Looking for info on James A.’s parents, also wife Sally’s maiden name and parents.
William H. Johnson Jr.

Grandparent: Henry Green BOULDIN. Daughter: Rhoda Pearl Bouldin LAWRENCE. Need info as to when Henry Green Bouldin settled in Giles County.
Betty L.Nunley

I’m seeking information about Isaac JACKSON who married Elizabeth EASTHAM. They had at least two sons, who both married into the family of William BURK’s descendents of Va.

I’m looking for info on Martha A. GOODALL. born June 1832 in Giles or Mercer Co, Virginia, married John Henry BASHAM on 27 November 1859.
I would like to find out who her parents are. Is there anyone that can help me?
Devorah Smith

I am searching for James Edward HENSLEY, and his unknown wife from Pembroke. Also, any reference to Florence HENSLEY, their daughter, born in 1901.
Jim Ketterman

Searching for information on the ancestors of Joseph HARE (b Sept 1749 d Sept 1853). He was born in the vicinity of present-day Fayetteville, NC and emigrated to the Giles County area in 1779, settling near the mouth of Wolf Creek in Narrows. He married (1st) Naomi CLAY (d/o Mitchell CLAY) in 1789 and (2nd) Phoebe PERDUE (d/o William PERDUE c1730 – c1810). It is already known that his ancestors left France in the late 1600’s and lived, for several years thereafter, in Barbados prior to coming to SC and then on to the Fayetteville, NC area.
It is presently suspected that he was one of 11 children born to Joseph and Ann HARE and that he may have come to the Narrows area with an Edward HALE of Franklin Co., VA.
Joseph and his family in Narrows were known to have had close ties with the FRENCHES, PERDUES and (Rev. Landon) DUNCAN families of this area.
Any information on his ancestral line would be appreciated.
Bob Reed

Searching for ancestral information on Reuben HUGHES, father of Susan HUGHES (c1763 – c1824), who married James FRENCH (c1763 – c1841) in Narrows, (then-Montgomery Co.) Va. on 18 October 1789. Susan was most likely born in NC and Reuben in northeastern Va. Reuben apparently was a Loyalist who emigrated from the Haw Patch area of NC to present-day Giles Co. (around the Sugar Run area) either during or immediately following the Revolutionary War, as many NC Loyalists did (Note: Montgomery Co. was thought to have had the largest number of “Loyalist-leaning” residents in the state just prior to, and during, the Revolutionary War). He may have married a lady with the maiden name of WILBURN (also of NC) as his family was known to have been closely affiliated with them in the Sugar Run area.
Any info would be appreciated.
Bob Reed

I am looking for ancestral information on John G. TROUTT (bc 1820 in either present-day Roanoke or Craig County, Va.) One of his sons, James Henry TROUTT (1857 – 1919), also my direct ancestor, married Lora Lee HYPES ( c 1865 – c1952 d/o William Benton HYPES bc 1845 and Mary Elizabeth LUGAR bc 1842). James TROUTT died enroute to visit family near Pembroke and Lora Lee lived (after his death) in the Christiansburg area with her youngest son (Clay) until her death around 1952.
As a point of note, I am already aware of the prominent “TROUT” families of the Roanoke area but have yet to make a connection to any of them, IF one can indeed be made.
Bob Reed

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