Posted Queries for December 2014 thru May 2017



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CONNOR, HART, MASON posted by Beverly Hart DuVal on Saturday, December 27, 2014
  • Email: dippitydoo@aol.com

    Please add surname MASON to your list. I am researching the family of my great-grandfather, Granville MASON (1833-1895) who served with the 13th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. He died in Washington, DC, but was buried in the "family plot" in Virginia. My grandmother was Jessie CONNOR MASON and my father was Granville MASON HART. I'd like to find the grave of Granville MASON. I believe it to be in Louisa County. Thanks.
  • CARNAL, JOHNSON posted by Steven M. Johnson on Saturday, December 27, 2014
  • Email: steven.johnson@baldor.abb.com

    Looking for any information on Albert A JOHNSON born 1802-1805 married to Elizabeth CARNAL on 9 Apr 1829 in Louisa. I cannot not find a good lead to his parents or life in VA. They were in Todd County, KY by the 1840 Census. Homesteaded in Webster County, KY by 1850. I am also trying to put together the pieces on his death as well. Everyone that has done the research I have seen online such as ancestry.com has the same issue. I have probably put more pieces together than others but want to have some closure to his parents. Let me know if anyone could help.
  • CHEWNING, SPRINGFIELD, WATSON, WEST posted by John on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Email: johnstarke@comcast.net

    Re: CHEWNING/WEST ownership of "SPRINGFIELD" farm - I am trying to find the exact location of the 110 acre "SPRINGFIELD" parcel that adjoined the lands of Francis T. West (aka-"Westlands"), the South Anna River, and the lands of David Watson (whose parents owned "Bracketts"), all in the Green Springs area. By 1862 Louisa Deed Book FF, p. 388 - Francis T. West bought this 110 acre parcel from the Estate of Louisa Anderson Chewning (the Dower Widow-2nd. wife of Captain Reuben Chewning). On that deed is mentioned the Chewning 60 feet square "reserved family burying ground", where at least 3 known family members (probably more) are buried, namely: Captain Reuben Chewning, his 2nd. wife Louisa Anderson Chewning, and an infant granddaughter, Kate P. Starke (according to Religious Herald articles). Captain Reuben Chewning obtained this parcel as part of the inheritance from his father George Chewning's Estate lands-201 acres (adj. Michie, Hudson, Watson, and the South Anna), along with a 1798 deed for the residual part from Reuben's brother Jessee Chewning (adj. James Watson, Turner Anderson, George Michie, and the South Anna). The Capt. Reuben Chewning family resided there, as shown by Louisa Land Tax Lists, but the old home tax valuation disappeared a few years after Francis T. West purchased the parcel. So this old home no longer exists, but the family cemetery would be nearby, with or without tombstones. Louisa Land Tax Lists show that "Westlands" was located 9 miles west of the Court House; whereas "SPRINGFIELD" was listed sometimes at 9 miles west, and other times 10 miles west of the Court House. Please note that this "SPRINGFIELD" property should not be confused with the "Mountain View" property/cemetery of the Reuben T. Chewning family and his descendants, the son of Captain Reuben Chewning and his 1st. wife, Anne Dickinson, who both would likely have been buried on the "SPRINGFIELD", where they were both living at the times of their deaths. Any help in locating this old "SPRINGFIELD" Chewning Cemetery would be much appreciated. Thank you, John Starke johnstarke@comcast.net
  • WHITE posted by Elizabeth Edmonds on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
  • Email: edmondselizabeth1@gmail.com

    WHITE William and John. I have spent many hours researching William and John Whites in Louisa and Hanover counties in the 1700s. I am curious about the statements made by Richard Heyduck and Robin Butler Daviet in describing the "will" of Richard White, which is listed in Louisa County Will Book #3, Pages 145-146. They state that this William White m 1st Ann Price prior to 1743, who died by 1782, and 2nd Susannah Davis on May 9, 1782 in Louisa Co. They further state he was the son of John White of New Kent Co, VA and of Katherine. Efforts to contact them were unsuccessful; one email address was rejected; the other never responded to an email. I am a direct descendant of John and Katharine White of New Kent County, and I have a copy of a record showing their death dates (both Dec 1758) and ages at time of death, i.e. he was 63 and she was 67. The record also shows birth and marriage dates of Barrett White (1727) and his wife, Elizabeth White (1736) m. 1754, and births of their children. I also have a copy of a Bible record with births and sometimes other dates of the children of Barrett and Elizabeth White and some other descendants. I have no documentation about other children of John and Katharine White, nor of the parents of John White or his wife Katharine. The Bible record provides information about William White (b. 1731) who married 1) Anna (b. 1729, OS) in 1752, and 2) Elizabeth White (widow of Barrett) in 1787, and then he died in 1790. Does anyone have documentation to show the maiden names of the White women (I have seen Ann listed, but not Ann Price, wife of William White in Louisa Co.; I have a grandson's Memoir stating that Elizabeth, wife of Barrett (and William) was a Starke and a DAR record listing her as the eldest daughter of John Starke of Hanover Co. and Anne Wyatt). Does anyone have documentation to show the siblings of Barrett White and of his parents, or the names of his grandparents? I have statements without documentation. The page listing the marriage of William and Elizabeth White, includes a note that John White departed this life on the 22nd of Sept, 1....(a big ink blob obscures the rest of that date) in the 53rd years of his age. I have no idea how that John is related to anyone. This Louisa County GenWeb Site is really very helpful; I have used it to research John and William Whites. Thanks!

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