Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society, Inc. P.O. BOX 817, Sparta, N.C. 28675 President: Bessie McMillan Vice President: Mildred Torney Secretary-Treasurer: Lou Reid Landreth Vol. 7, No.4 December 1985 BULLETIN NO. 25 FROM THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank all of you for the support you have given me during this term of office. This time last year when we were trying to nominate new officers for the Society, no one would take the jobs. Later, I reluctantly agreed to be your president even though I had just lost my husband and was burdened with much grief and responsibility to deal with. You have been kind and thoughtful to me and I appreciate it beyond measure. I wish I could have accomplished more, but things are looking up and we can expect 1986 to be our best year ever. Lets all work together toward that goal. In March I asked Alice Doughton to be chairman of the History Committee as we had fallen down completely in establishing an active committee in that area. We were all delighted with the confirmation by Mr. Pete Church that we will have a room in the new Higgins Agricultural Center building to start a museum—at Long Last. It has been nearly two years since we had a museum chairman, so I have asked Lou Reid Landreth to be Chairman of the Museum Committee. She has served as Secretary for the Society for six years and it is only fair that she be relieved of this responsibility. The museum project will require much concentration. It will need coordination and Liaison with the Agriculture Center and the development of a record system, office equipment and other needs. It is the consensus that Lou Reid will be ideally suited for this project. I would like to have been able to get the cemeteries finished and a book underway. This project has been going on over six years and needs to be completed. We have had several nice programs and guest speakers at our monthly meetings and I want to commend the Program Chairman, Irene Wagoner. In the past year we’ve had programs by Mrs. Margaret Motsinger, Pete Church, E. Leff Wagoner, Duane Davis, Mrs. Cora T. Neville, T.J. Worthington, John woodruff and Peter Karasz. Our heartfelt thanks to all of them. Just a reminder to renew your membership for 1986 and to recruit new members. We need additional money and additional help. PLEASE HELP! My best wishes of the season to all of you. May you have joyous holidays and a New Year filled with bountiful blessings. The following marriage records ALLEGHANY COUNTY are taken from the Registrar’s Office MARRIAGE RECORDS at the Court House in Sparta, N.C. Name of Male Name of Female Father of Male Mother of Male Wm. Willis Candis Brown Not known Patsy Willis Houston Collins Amanda Edwards Randolph Collins Celia Collins W.A. Miers Martha Nablet Alexander Miers Sarah Miers John Taylor Sarah Stamper Stephen Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Thomas Quisenbery Martha Pierce William Quisenbery Eveline Quisenbery Joel Ward Nancy Lundy Stephen Ward Mehala Ward Stanford Carico Meryan Ward Martin Carico Ann Carico James H. More Isabella Straup David More Serfina Grub James H. South Nancy Osborn James South Jane South James T. Snow Serah E. Brooks James Snow Anna Snow Thomas More Elizabeth Snow John More Polly More Thomas Price Caroline Williams David Price -- Caswell P. Finely Nancy McNite Jesse Finley Sarah Finley Welbern Woodruff Nancy Rector Aaron Woodruff Phoeby Woodruff James F. Price Sarah Sturgill Jefferson Price Sarah Price John Dickson Elizabeth Ann Goins Eli Dickson Nancy Dickson William Lovlass Caroline Wyatt Armsted Lovlass Elizabeth Lovlass Wiley Caudill Susan Crowse Daniel Caudill Winey Caudill Joel Tedder Martha Roil Benjamin Tedder Mahala Tedder William Shoemake Mahala Caloway Calvin Shoemake Nancy Shoemake Cind Wright Emily H. Frank Harrison Wright Polly Wright James Hally Margerite Wills Clabern Hally Ann Nuton David Shinault Sarah Edwards Richard Shinault Sarah Shinault Caswell J. Taylor Caroline Long A.J. Taylor Lenna Taylor Wm. H. Thompson Mazey C. Reeves R.B. Thompson S.C. Thompson Father of Female Mother of Female Date By Whom Married James Brown Flora Brown Feb 11 1870 PC Higgins, JP Isom Edwards Linna Edwards Mar 17 1870 PC Higgins, JP Thomas Nablet Hannah Nablet Feb 16 1870 PC Higgins, JP S.S. Stamper Lydia Stamper Feb 29 1870 Rev. T. Woody David R. Price Seryan Price Dec 23 1870 PC Higgins, JP John Cox Sarah Cox Nov 20 1870 PC Higgins, JP Marvie Ward Jane Ward Nov 17 1870 PC Higgins, JP George Stroup Nancy Stroup Oct 2 1870 PC Higgins, JP Caleb Osborn Berbary Osborn Aug 7 1870 AF Phipps, JP Hardin Brooks Cessy Brooks Sep 19 1870 MVB Naman Lefayt Snow Nancy Snow Sep 20 1870 AF Phipps, JP Elan Willams Patsy Williams Oct 11 1870 DC Jones, JP Nicholas McNite Mary McNite May 5 1870 PC Higgins, JP Columbus Rector Rosamond Rector May 15 1870 PC Higgins, JP James Sturgill Juda Sturgill Jan 8 1870 Rev. WB Halsey Thomas Goins Sarah Goins Dec 2 1871 John Parsons, JP Zebede Wyatt Mary Wyatt Sep 11 1871 John Parsons, JP John Crowse Tina Crowse Oct 1 1871 Rev. JJ Caudill William Anders Serah Anders Aug 10 1871 Rev. JJ Caudill Marshal Caloway Polly Caloway May 14 1871 FS Doughton, JP Jesse Frank Sally Frank Aug 5 1871 FS Doughton, JP Granvill Wills Martha Wills Aug 17 1871 FS Doughton, JP Morgan Bryan Susan Bryan Oct 14 1871 Rev. Morgan Bryan John R. Long Mary Long Dec 11 1871 Rev. BE Caudill George T. Reeves Nancy Reeves Nov 2 1871 Rev. BE Caudill Name of Male Name of Female Father of Male Mother of Male William Bemand Tiny Rook Joshua Bemand Elizabeth Bemand Floyd Anderson Anna Halsey McCoy Anderson Aley Anderson Alfred J. Vaught Martha J. Grubb John Vaught Mary A. Vaught Solomon O. Edwards Margaret Pugh David Edwards Jane Edwards Gebriel Joines Nancy Blevins C. Joines -- Mikel Hendricks Sally Porter John Hendricks Susan Hendricks Issah Sparks Cherity Willey Ruibin Sparks Nancy Sparks Daniel Whitead Sally Edwards Wm Whitead Nancy Whitead Joseph Spicer Martha Brackins James Spicer Tamsy Spicer J.M. Delp Dilby Halsey George W. Delp Nancy Delp Drury Pasley Pandora Bell Jefferson Pasley Mary Pasley John Weaver Phebe Vanhoy James Weaver Anna Weaver Martin Crowse Nancy Adaline Hill Ben Crowse Minta Crowse John Hill Polly A. Lovelass Hiram Hill Cyntha Hill N.S. Davis Laura M. Wright Marlin Davis Mahala Davis John Shoat Melinda Ball Samuel Shoat Mary Shoat Charles Kenedy Rosamond Stamper Theodore Kenedy Caroline Canady James C. Landreth Cathay Phipps Stephen Landreth Lucy Landreth Daniel Halloway Fanny Caudill Isaac Halloway Mary Halloway Jesse Cook Melinda Phipps David Cook Mary Cook Henry Boon Elizabeth Delp Andy Boon Patsy Boon L.E. Ayers Martha King Not known Not known S.F. Chappel Ana P. Anderson Not known Not known Griggs Hampton Sarah McNite Not known Not known John Richardson Margaret Moxley Alexander Richardson Martha Richardson James Pool Eliza Jane Delp Not known Thurza Pool William R. Thompson Mary E. Handy David Thompson Anziline Thompson Henry Richardson Nellie Schoat Alexander Richardson Martha Richardson S.J. Irwin Caroline Andrews Wm Irwin Nancy Irwin Father of Female Mother of Female Date By Whom Married Joseph Rook Not known Apr 26 1871 Rev. WB Halsey Merras Halsey Serfina Hasley Feb 26 1871 Rev. JL Pugh William Grubb Susan Grubb Feb 26 1871 Rev. JL Pugh Joseph Phipps Nancy Phipps Jan 11 1871 Rev. DC Caudill William Blevins Nancy Blevins Jan 16 1871 CJ Edwards, JP Robert Porter Susan Porter Mar 21 1871 FS Doughton, JP Levi Willey Nancy Willey Jan 11 1871 MVB Naman, JP Thomas Edwards Nancy Edwards Apr 9 1871 CJ Edwards, JP Joshua Brackins Lucy Brackins Mar 8 1871 CJ Edwards, JP Robert Halsey Mary Halsey Jan 26 1871 Rev JL Pugh William Bell Rebeca Bell Mar 26 1871 Rev. Wm B Halsey Milton Vanhoy Nancy Vanhoy Apr 26 1871 Rev. Wm B Halsey David Hill Catharine Hill Mar 24 1871 DC Jones, JP Armsted Lovelass Elizabeth Lovelass May 30 1871 HS Reeves, JP Wm. D. Wright Rebeca Wright Aug 22 1871 HS Reeves, JP Vinson Ball Serah Ball Aug 3 1871 Rev. Morgan Bryan Joshua Stamper Susan Stamper Feb 23 1871 Rev. JW Landreth Hugh Phipps Edy Phipps Jan 29 1871 Rev. JW Landreth Not known Not known Feb 27 1871 John Parsons, JP Not known Not known Dec 25 1871 PC Higgins, JP Not known Not known Sep 27 1871 PC Higgins, JP Not known Not known Nov 26 1871 PC Higgins, JP David Moxley Susan Moxley Oct 15 1871 Wm H Joines, JP Levi Delp Elizabeth Delp Dec 10 1871 Guy Mc Reeves, JP John Handy Sarah B. Handy Oct 3 1871 Guy Mc Reeves, JP Joshua Schoat Margaret Schoat Sep 19 1871 Wm H Joines, JP James Andrews Elizabeth Andrews Oct 10 1871 Wm H Joines, Jp Mrs. Pauline Jolly has submitted the following list of people who are seeking genealogy data and have left their names at the Library: NAME AND ADDRESS FAMILIES BEING RESEARCHED Mrs. Eleanor Waters John Tolliver & Tabitha Howell, Woodstock, GA James Tolliver & Mary Baldwin Tolliver-Peter Whitaker & Francis White Mrs. DeNola T. Collins James Collins & wife Elizabeth Lewis Jerkin, KY Collins Donald Lyle Andress Great Grandfather Byrum Andress Coal Valley, IL Laura M LeBaron William Alfred Brooks’ ancestors. Canada Nancy Mahalia Duncan m. Joshua Stoneman Edwards. Pat Walton William F. Campbell, descendants Troutdale, VA Polly DeBoard Campbell, dau of Jim And Della DeBoard. Dr. William Turner Murray/Murry, Hodge, South Santa Ana, CA Helen Cottingham Murray, South, Hodge Beckley, WV Benson C. Wagoner Great-grandfather Benson or Bence Kansas City, MO Wagoner, father of Oda Lee Wagoner Grandfather to Marion Benson Wagoner Gilbert Lyon Genry before 1875, George Washington Lyon Glade Valley, NC b. about 1830. Mabel L. Combs Susan Stamper Long, dau of Jonathan Stamper Chatham, VA Barbara Hokada Madison Boman Marion, VA Bertha Hendrick Ally Hill; Aaras Hill b 1852, Rufus Hill Falls Church, VA b 1855, Catherine Hill b 1856, Genette Nancy Hill m Thompson Taylor Johnny L. Sheets Mary Ellen Sheets, Charles Leon Sheets, El Paso, TX Thelma Sheets, Wilburn Sheets. Shannon L. Joines William H. Joines b. Ashe Co. 1828. Tipton, Indiana Died Alleghany Co. 1911. Husband of Candis Andrews, b. Ashe Co. 1831, d. Alleghany 1911 Father of Franklin Joines (my great grandfather) Frances, James, Charly Jane & Laura. Mr. & Mrs. L.T. Sloane Reeves, Davis, and Toliver Davenport, IA Thomas E. Wilson John and Cynthia (Isom) Wilson, both born about Independence, VA 1812 or 1813. Information on any Wilsons. Melissa Mitchell James Franklin Mabe, B 1859. His mother Bluefield, WV was Eliza, came to W. Va. as a child. Father unknown. Also Mabe, Mitchell, Jarrett, Lunsford, Rector, Bell. James Cox Cox, Reeves, Thomas, Elliott Roanoke, VA Mrs. Loy Heare Cox, Reeves, Osborne, Elliott, Thomas, Pugh. Joppa, MD Sandy Dalrumple Sincoch, Smith Barnesville, OH Rollin and Faye Dixon Rhoda Hall, wife of John Mabe. Jeffersonville, Indian Betty Harris Preston and Pleasant Richardson Carlsbad, CA William L. Poole Poole, Settle, South. Macon, GA Vianne Absher Gillespie Absher, Moxley, Irwin, Toliver. Peoria, AZ Bonnie Ray Reeves Reeves, Joines, Hamm, Moxley. Independence, VA INQUIREIES: Mrs. Letha Whitehead of Marion, Indiana would like to know if anyone has information about Samuel Brackins. He was born ca 1815 and died ca 1894 in Alleghany County. He owned land on Pine Swamp. His children were Rhoda, William, Franklin and Elizabeth. Who were his siblings and parents? Who was his wife, Nancy? Mr. Thomas R. Smith of South China, Main is searching for information on his great-grandfather, Lewis W. Smith. The only record he has is that he was enlisted as a private, Co. E, 67th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, Feb. 1 1863. He ahs reason to believe that he spent his early life in this part of North Carolina and later in Carroll and Grayson Counties, Virginia. Delwood S. Jackson, of Cincinnati, OH would like help with the following: 1. Aaron Woodruff, b. Jan 1847, m Susan E. (Sue), b. May 1854. Would like to have family name of Susan and confirm name of father of Aaron. 2. Adolphus Woodruff, b. Apr 1857, m. Mary A., b. Jan 1860. Would like to have family name of Mary and confirm name of father of Adolphus. 3. Francis Bryan, Jr., b. 6 Oct 1814, m. Margaret Carson. Their children born in the 1840s: John, Ann, Robert, William, Phoebe and possibly Jane or Sarah Jane. Would like to have parents of Margaret and material of the marriages and families of their children. 4. Phoebe Bryan, daughter of Francis Bryan, Sr., m. Hughs Roberts. Phoebe b. 30 Dec 1819 and they had children: John, Francis, Abram, Catherine, Nancy, Melinda, and Fannie. Would like to correspond with descendants or persons with family information. PUBLCIATIONS: HOPPERS, MOXLEY, TOLIVER AND RELATED FAMILIES by Lorene Moxley Sturgill is now available. This is a lovely book, 8 ½ X 11, album style, hardbound in colonial blue with gold trim, printed on the highest quality archival paper, over 500 pages of family connections and illustrated with over 300 photographs. It may be purchased at the library or ordered from Mrs. Lorene M. Sturgill. Price (subject to increase) is $35.00 per book, plus $1.58 NC sales tax. Add $2.50 per book to cover postage and handling. A NOTE FROM THE SECRETARY: This year-end finds us again searching for officers to nominate at the January annual meeting. It has been my pleasure to serve as Secretary for SIX years. I tis time that I be relieved. Records and routines have been established. We are selling only a few of the Heritage books each month, meaning that the payments to the publishers and to the NC Department of Revenue for sales tax are no big deal. I was delighted that our membership hit the 150 mark in 1985, five of which are LIFE members. PLEASE don’t fail to renew your membership. Due should be paid in January if you haven’t paid them before. Our goal is to exceed the 150 members in 1986. We need you. It’s going to be a good year. Our enthusiasm has been renewed by the fact that we now have a site and will be working with the county committees in planning the space which we will occupy as a historical museum in the multi-purpose building at the Higgins Agricultural Center. A museum is only as good as its records. In fact the history of an item and the people who used it is more important than the item itself. I am already acquiring books and studying about record systems, labeling, legalities, etc. for historical museums. We welcome contributions to the Society and hope that you will help us on the office equipment, files and machines necessary for the museum. We are a non-profit organization and all contributions are deductible from your income tax.