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gary w. (#47563000)
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A Waldron with roots deep in Virginia and West Virginia. A Professor of Law doing my best to determine my roots.
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Song Bird
Some years back, someone unknown to me added the name "Richard" to my GGG grandfather Thomas Waldron's name on lineage info. Thomas Waldron, b 1782, son of Benjamin Waldron of Halifax County VA married Salley Tate. Thomas Waldron is found on the 1820 Tazewell County VA census living on the 104 acres he got as payment for his War of 1812 service. He is living in that area until 1864 at his death. I have MANY documents to back up he is NOT Richard.

In every leagl document and on every census he is called Thomas. In William Waldron's will he is called Thomas. There is no historical evidence that his name is Richard.
IF someone somewhere found evidence showing he does have the name Richard, what is it? please share it... and if there is no evidence as I have found there is not, I request that you please correct his identity so others will have accurate info when they copy info from Ancestry.

I deeply hope I have finally explained the problem of mislabeling Thomas Waldron and I ask all researchers who have him in their lineage to please make the name correction.

Thank you.
Added by Song Bird on Nov 07, 2013 3:51 PM
Marguerite Wheeler
RE: Doc Waldron Memorial
The school that now stands on what was formerly the Waldron property is named Tug Valley High School, which is located in Naugatuck, WV. That is in Mingo County, not Mercer County, as it is listed in the memorial. I thought you may want to update the information.
Added by Marguerite Wheeler on Feb 02, 2013 3:00 PM
Song Bird
I also had a friend search that cemetery for my GGGG grand father Thomas Waldron. Im told that there is a Thomas Waldron, just not the one born in 1782. I'd love to chat with any of his descendants like myself..
Patti Waldron plz email me

imafirebabe at hotmail dot com
Added by Song Bird on Jan 09, 2013 9:50 PM
Waldron House
My family and the Waldron family were friends many years ago. My great-grandmother wrote a book about her mother, who was a nurse/midwife in Naugatuck many years ago. She spoke often about Doc Waldron and assisting him in births throughout the area.

My great-grandparents, the Hitchcocks, were caretakers of the house in the 60's and 70's and lived there with their children. I have a few pictures of the house and grounds. If you would like copies, feel free to contact me.

You can reach me at amlewis2 at gmail dot com.
Added by AprilL on Oct 09, 2012 7:51 PM
Judith E Harris
Waldron Home
I just saw your post and the photo of Dr. Waldron's grave. I've been looking for years for a photo of the mansion, especially in its early days. I would also love to see any photos of members of the family. Can you help?

I have visited the school and the cemetary and agree with you about how dismal the whole thing seems now.

I want to write a story for Goldenseal magazine about my grandfather, Wilce Evans of Naugatuck, and Goldenseal requires photos. Wilce was a homeless orphan who was taken in about age 10 by Edna Thompson (Laura Edna Waldron Thompson), the oldest Waldron daughter, and who lived on the farm until he was 25, when he left for World War I. That kindness made all the difference in the world for him -- and for at least the next two generations to come. Edna had a reputation for being sharp-tongued, but she sure was good to Wilce.

Judy Harris (

Added by Judith E Harris on Dec 18, 2011 3:41 PM
Sara R
Thomas Waldron
According to Tazewell County Cemeteries, Vol. 3, East-Central Region, 1995, by Thurman R. Wilson & Ruth B. Wilson, the Akers Cemetery has many unmarked grave sites. Thomas Waldron (b. 1782) is not included in the list of those with readable stones.
We were at the Akers Cemetery in Tazewell Co., VA on Oct. 14, 2011. The cemetery is quite overgrown with briars, vines, and small saplings, and to find a headstone, if it exists, would take extensive clearing of the area. We looked as carefully as possible, and I am sorry that we could find no stone or other marker that locates the grave of Thomas Waldron (b. 1782).
There are numerous depressions in the cemetery that have no markers at all, or have what appear to be limestone rocks that didn't appear to have an inscription.
Added by Sara R on Oct 16, 2011 4:14 PM
Sara R
Thomas Waldron
Added by Sara R on Oct 16, 2011 3:46 PM

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