Library of Virginia – Monday Finds


I spent all day Monday at the Library of Virginia. This is a brief summary of what I found. Monday was all about County Books from Albemarle, Fairfax, and Bedford counties, which contained either abstracts or indexes. I was able to get copies of the original images of some of these items (more on that […]

On this date. . .the 31st of March

Births Mary Ann (Whitener) Williams was born in 1765 in Anson County, North Carolina. Lydia Louisa (Simmons) Hemphill was born in 1814. Catherine Elmira (Lynch) Whiteside was born in 1824 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths Henry Elkana Miller died in 1862 in Virginia. Marriages Isabella Barnes and Thomas A. Debord were married in 1842 […]

On this date. . .the 9th of March

Births Benjamin Brookshire was born in 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Eliza Adeline (Simmons) Hemphill was born in 1812. Deaths Mary Jane McEntire died in 1930 in Motley County, Texas. Homer Harley Johnson died in 1979. Marriages Nancy Minerva Edgerton  and James Hardy Whiteside were married in 1846 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

On this date. . .the 3rd of October

Births Patience (Barstow) Simmons was born in 1643 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (currently believed to be my 9th great-grandmother). Elizabeth (Ellis) Nelson was born in 1778 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Sarah Malinda (Fouts) Chable was born in 1878. Deaths Levi Brookshire died in 1824. George C. Alexander died in 1880 in Buncombe County, North […]

On this date. . .the 15th of September

Births Robert Garrett was born in 1824 in North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandfather). Samuel D. P. Hemphill was born in 1859. William F. Ward was born in 1922 in Georgia. Deaths Moses Simmons died in 1691 in Duxbury, Massachusetts (currently believed to be my 10th great-grandfather). John Dalton died in 1838 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. […]

On this date. . .the 9th of August

Births Israel Leander Simmons was born in 1784. Margaret Miller was born in 1811. Rachel Louisa (Johnson) Ward was born in 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia (my great-grandmother). Deaths Jonas Chamberlain died in 1771. Lean (Mann) Burgin died in 1837 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandmother). Peter Wilfong Whitener died in 1914 in […]