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Stevens,Merry, Campbell Co VA

Stevens,Merry, Campbell Co VA

Carolyn Rudolph (View posts)
Posted: 954676800000
Classification: Query
My gggrandfather was John M.B. Stevens of Campbell Co VA. (ca 1804-1882) His wife was Caroline Cox Perrow. They had daughters, Olivia (1842-1898) md to Samuel Merry, (1835-ca.1875-79) and 2nd to Edward Perrow RUCKER (they were 1st cousins) another daughter of John M. B. Stevens was Alice who was married to Sam Merry's bro. Robert Merry. One daughter was married to a Lindsay, one dau. Behetherland (Hethie)was married to M.C. Moorman, and one to a Hunter.
I need to know John M. B. Stevens father. My ggmother said it was James M. Stevens, but there were several James Stevens and I cannot connect him to the family from Bedford and Amherst Co earlier. They all had Behetheland/Behetherland T. Stevens, so I know they are the same family. Most important where did Sam Merry die, probably in Lynchburg or Rustburg. What happened to Olivia Stevens Merry Rucker's son Gillespie Blaine Rucker bn 1884. When Olivia died in Hopkins Co KY her husband Dr Edward Perrow Rucker returnd to Campbell Co VA and died in 1907. Their son stayed in Marshall Co KY for a few years and lived with his older half sister Carrie Bell Merry Halstead and her family. He left after 1900 Census to go to VA and the family in KY never heard from him again. Would love to share information with any of these families that is researching.

Re: Stevens,Merry, Campbell Co VA

Posted: 1176060915000
Classification: Query
This Lindsay that married Elizabeth Stevens 17 of Campbell Co., Virginia, dau. of John M. B. and Caroline Stevens was James Lindsay 34 of Albermarle Co., Virginia son of Rueben and Mary Lindsay. They were married on Sept. 14, 1857 in Campbell Co., Virginia.

The Marriage information above is sourced from Campbell County. Book 2 page 39 - Marriages 1782-1930.

I found that someone has said that James Stevens and Elizabeth Turner are the parents of John M. B. Stevens. I'm not sure if this information is true or not but it might be worth investigating. Also they have this:

I thought I might help though!!

Happy Easter!

Matthew Lindsay

Re: Stevens,Merry, Campbell Co VA

Posted: 1178288590000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Campbell
Hello! I could not help but see your posting here on the boards regarding Stevens, Merry, Campbell Co., VA - any way that I can help you in your search and run reports with sourcing, it really is not a problem! Remember if your immediate family members are listed in my GEDCOM or our family website - this means we are family - "cousin" :)!
And thank you sir, for your service to our beloved country...

Re: Stevens,Merry, Campbell Co VA

Posted: 1346095964000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1346096545000

Hi Jacqueli,

I've been trying to find a connection of my great-great-great grandfather William H. Lindsay
b. Abt. 1785 in Campbell County, VA, m. Elizabeth F. Litchford, Dec. 11, 1821 in Campbell Co., VA to Robert
Lindsay. I have a microfilm I ordered from 1818-1820 that listed William Lindsay son of Robert Lindsay, Sr. Do you have any of them in your files? If you don't is there anyway you could look up a source somewhere that could help me find a connection?


Matthew Lindsay

*Note: Below where there is a line or blank the word was illegible

WILL BOOK NO. 4 WITH INVENTORIES & ACCOUNTS (1817 - 1824) Yes Lindsay/Lindsey/Lyndsay


In name of God ______? I Robert Lindsay of the County of Campbell and the State of Virginia, being in low state of health but of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and ordain this my last will and testament after committing my soul in the hands of the Lord who gave it to me. It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges are paid, Item I will and bequeath with my son William Lindsey the land where I now live with the following exception, ____?, I will and bequeath to Robert Gregory that part of the said tract from the lick branch to Wats's line by up the lick branch from Mrs. Reids line to Wat's line, I will and bequeath to Salley Estell Gregory twenty pounds, I will and bequeath my daughter Margaret Gregory fifteen pounds for the use of her children. It is my will and desire that my daughter Polley Lindsey have her living on the above tract of land during her natural life provided she does not marry. If she should marry then my executors to give what they may think is right. It is my desire that the stock of all kinds household furniture and every article not particularly willed to any other should remain in the possession of my wife during her natural life and at her death to my son William to him and his heirs


heirs for requesting him my son to assist Robert Gregory in selling the land I have bequeathed him, give him some stock and other things towards housekeeping and should any of my relations come from the old country I implore him to assist them. It is my will and desire and do hereby appoint John May and James Lindsey as my Executors to execute this my last will and testament. In testimony where of I here unto set my hand and affix my seal the twenty seventh day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
Signed & Sealed in presence of Robert x Lindsey Sr.
Ro. Strange, Geo. G. Garner, J. Read mark

At a court held for Campbell County October 9th 1820 The ____________last Will and Testament of Robert Lindsay Sr. was sworn by the oath of George G. Garner and John Read witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John May one of the Executors in said will named leave is given him to administrator on said decedents Estate on giving bonds and heredity whereupon he together with William Clark and William Lindsay, Sr. his securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of One thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs for the said Executors due and faithful administration on said decedents Estate and performance of his will, liberty being reserved the other executor to join in the probate thereof when he shall think fit.
Ro. Alexander Clarke
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