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Bio Photo I'm doing my best to connect family links (parents and children) to my kin (direct and collateral) and really appreciate all who have kindly added the connections for me. I'm glad to add yours also.

I so appreciate all the volunteer photographers who take the time and TLC to go out and take the grave photos. For hard to read older graves, RB suggests a way to photograph the visually missing data. She suggests using a mirror and reflecting the sun onto the hard to read area. You can even use two mirrors if you need to twist the sun's direction.

Check out http://www.graveaddiction.com/symbol.html if you're interested in the symbols found on gravestones. Neat informative site. Are you a taphophile or tombstone tourist? I am.

Check out Scotch-Irish Presbyterians From Ulster to Rockbridge, by Angela M. Ruley, 3 October 1993. Angela headed the Rockbridge Area Genealogy Society and wrote several impressive publications on Rockbridge Co.
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varockbr/scotpres.htm. This well written article combines pretty much everything I've found and more.

I welcome all additions, connections, corrections or changes and transfers so please feel free to contact me.

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BluMoKitty
RE: Stonewall Jackson Cemetery
Thanks for your contributions to the SJM Cemetery as well, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Apr 26, 2015 3:23 AM
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Ellen McCoy
Information added to her memorials on your behalf, Thank You Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Apr 20, 2015 11:58 PM
Michael Baker
Zacharia Johnston Ky Deed Records
In case these Christian County Deed records are of use to any researcher from land in Ky belonging to Zecharia Johnston deeded from his executors to his heirs (From Deed Book A):

[page 111] 111
This Indenture made the fourteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and two between John and Zechariah Johnston Executors of Zecheriah Johnston dec'd of the County of Rockbridge and commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Robert McChinsey of the County of Rockbridge and commonwealth aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the John and Zechariah executors as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted Bargained and sold & by these present do grant bargain and sell unto Robert McKinsey and his heirs all that tract or parcel of land lying in the district set apart for the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line and by patent bearing date the 27th day of May 1799 and Bounded as follows (To wit) beginning at three Beeches one marked M.S. and G.BELL on the upper side and R. Nelson on the lower side with a Blaze and four notches also a Hickory and Sugar tree with a Blaze and four notches about twenty yards below the mouth of a spring Branch on the east side of the west fork of red river where the Carolina line crosses it running thence up the

[page 112] 112
the said fork N 34 p W 350 poles to a hickory and two white oaks by a path on the east bluff of the creek thence W five hundred and fifty five poles crossing the creek at eight poles at one hundred thirty five poles and at two hundred and Twenty poles to a Stake in the Barrens thence S. thirty four and half East three hundred and fifty poles to Stake where it intersect the Carolina line thence with the same east five hundred and fifty poles to the Beginning, with all its appurtenances to have and to hold the tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances to the said Robert McKinsey and his heirs for ever and the s'd John and Zechariah Johnston Executors as aforesaid for themselves their heirs Executors &c will warrant the aforesaid tract or parcel of land against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever Claiming by or under them. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals on the day and year first above written. Witness present

John J. Pendergraft
David Hutcheson
Alex Hanna

[signed] John Johnston (seal)
[signed] Zechariah Johnston (seal)

Virginia

[page 113] 113
Virginia (To wit -- At a Court held for Rockbridge County on Tuesday the first day of June 1802 This deed of Bargain and Sale for Land from John Johnston & Zachariah Johnston executors of the last will and Testament of Zechariah Johnston Dec'd to Robert McChesney for land lying in the District set apart for the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line in the state of Kentucky and County of [left blank] was produced in Court and proved by the oaths of John J. Pendergast [,] David Hutcheson and Alexander Hanna Subscribing witnesses which was ordered to be certifyed

In Testimony whereof I Andrew Reed clerk of said County Court of Rockbridge have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said County Court this thirteenth day of July one Thousand eight hundred and two and in the Twenty Seventh year of the commonwealth -- Andrew Reed CC

State of Virginia Rockbridge County (to wit) -- I Charles Campbell presiding magistrate of the Court of said County (In the absence of John Bowyer who is at present Indisposed) do hereby certify that the above attestation of Andrew Reed Clerk thereof is in due form and that his said attestation is entitled to full faith and credit in every Court within the United States -- Given under my hand and seal this 25th day of

[page 114] 114
of July 1802 & of the Independence of the united States the Twenty Seventh -- Charles Campbell (seal)

Christian County Sct -- This Indenture of Bargain and sale together with the certificate thereon endorsed was produced to me in my office and a Copy Whereof is truly recorded -- Teste -- John Clark CCCC

[note: The clerk transcribes Robert McChisney once and Robert McKinsey twice in the Christian County deed book. The book index lists the deed as "Same [Johnston] to McKinsey". The original surviving deed records the name as Robert McChesney all three time and notes on the same folio use the same McChesney spelling. Historical records of Zachariah Johnston list a Robert McChesney as his son-in-law, husband to his daughter Elizabeth.]
The land referenced in this deed was surveyed 11/7/1797 for Adam Craig and , OK#3197
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[margin note:]
This Indenture made this eleventh day of February one Thousand eight hundred and two between John Johnston Executor of George John [sic] Dec'd and Executor of Zechariah Johnston Dec'd also Zechariah Johnston Executor of Zechariah John [sic] dec'd of the County of Augusta and Rockbridge of the one part and Joseph White of the County of Rockbridge of the other and both of the State of Virginia Witnesseth the s'd John and Zechariah Johnston Executors for an inconsideration of the sum of five hundred pounds to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained and by these present do grant bargain sell and confirm unto Joseph White his heirs all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the District set apart for the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State line on the south side of Cumberland River and containing by

[page 115] 115
containing by Estimation one Thousand acres and by Survey bearing date the Sixteenth day of June 1785 and by Patent bearing date 10th day of June 1800 and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning on the bank of the river at an elm marked A.C. corner to Crags Survey No. 151 thence with his line and the course thereof South fifty degrees west three hundred and eighty four poles to two Cherry trees crossing a creek thence South forty degrees east one hundred & forty poles to a white oak on the Carolina line thence with the same east three hundred poles crossing a creek to three white oaks North fifty degrees east four hundred and five poles crossing a creek to an elm on the river bank marked A.C. thence down the river with its meanders north fifty six degrees west thirty poles north Seventy five degrees west Eighty two poles north Sixty eight d. W. forty four poles North eighty one degrees west two hundred and seventy five poles crossing a creek to the Beginning. With its appurtenances to have and to hold the s'd tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Joseph White and his heirs forever and

[page 116] 116
and the said John and Zechariah Johnston Executors as aforesaid for themselves their heirs Executors and administrators will Warrant the said tract or parcel of land against the claim or claims of them their heirs and all and every person claiming under them. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year first above Written

[signed] John Johnston (seal)
[signed] Zechariah Johnston (seal)

Witness Present
John J. Pendergrat
Sam'l Hatton
Robert White

Virginia to wit -- At a Court held for Rockbridge County on Tuesday the Sixth of July 1803 -- This Deed of Bargain and for Land from Johnston Executor of the estate of George Johnston deceased & said John Johnston & Zechariah Johnston Executors of the estate of Zechariah Johnston dec'd to Joseph White for Land in the County of [left blank] and state of Kentucky was produced in Court and proved by the Subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be certified to be Recorded
In testimony whereof I Andrew Reid Clerk of said county court of Rockbridge have hereunto subscribed my hand and affixed the seal thereof this 13th day of July one thousand eight hundred and two and in the Twenty Seventh year of the commonwealth -- Andrew Reid CC

[page 117] 117
State of Virginia Rockbridge County To wit -- I Charles Campbell presiding Majistrate of the court of said County in the absence of John Bowyer who is at present Indisposed do hereby certify that the above attestation is entitled to full faith and credit in every Court within the United States. Given under my hand and seal this 25th day July 1802 and of the Independance of the United States the twenty Seventh -- Charles Campbell (seal)

Christian County Sct -- August September 4th 1802 -- This Indenture together with the certificates hereon endorsed was produced to me in my office and a Copy hereof is truly Recorded in my s'd office -- Teste -- John clark CCCC

Michael D. Baker
Added by Michael Baker on Apr 19, 2015 11:10 AM
Bob Stokley
memorial #123739730
Your prob re: the above memorial has been resolved. You may now do as you wish :)
Added by Bob Stokley on Apr 19, 2015 10:49 AM
Sammy Harrison
Find A Grave Memorial# 60675581
You are completely right in pointing out my mistake and a huge thank you...

I knew in my head that she was the daughter of Margaret Barclay

My history says:

III. Joseph Paxton, third child of John Paxton and Mary Blair, born about 1754 died about 1796, married Margaret Barclay, daughter of Hugh Barclay, about 1784. She survived Joseph Paxton and married a Gillaland, and had a daughter, Margaret Gillaland, b. Dec, 1798.

Children of Joseph Paxton and Margaret Barclay:

From there I had connected every child to Mary Blair instead of Barclay

Cassandra's daughter, Mary Jane, married Judge Robert Henry Hynds 1802-1856, son of George Henry Hynds 1782-1845 If you ever run across the Father of George Henry Hynds Please please please let me know. That is the wall I have never been able to get over.

Added by Sammy Harrison on Apr 18, 2015 6:59 AM
GINGER GENTRY
William Barksdale -- Sutherlin Cemetery
THANK YOU for sending me the Parents of William
Barksdale. His Mother is buried on our farm, and
his Father is buried in the Haymes Cemetery about
five miles from his Mother.
Are you related??
Added by GINGER GENTRY on Apr 17, 2015 8:37 PM
Jan Hensley
RE: Jacob Bear
Not a problem. It does get very confusing with a number of people with the same name!
Added by Jan Hensley on Apr 09, 2015 2:32 AM
EdrieAnne
Rachel McCray Kennedy
Thank you for Rachel's transfer. She's not within the guidelines but could provide valuable information for understanding the Kennedys of Augusta/Rockbridge.
Added by EdrieAnne on Apr 06, 2015 1:51 PM
Shock
RE: Wm G Moffett
Hope you like them. And you are welcome.
Added by Shock on Apr 06, 2015 10:17 AM
BKL
Malinda & son Henry Hite
I noticed the note that you left on Malinda Hite's memorial. You mentioned the 1870 census for P.O. Summerdean (Riverheads Dist.). Would you have any idea where Malinda Hite lived in the Riverheads district? In the 1870 census, they lived next door to my gg-grandfather Fountain Bradburn and his family. I was told that they lived in the Newport area. I am trying to find out where they lived. Any information you may have would be very much appreciated.
Added by BKL on Mar 29, 2015 1:57 PM
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