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orphanages in virginia

Posted: 973930302000
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looking for info on any orphanages in amherst co or richmond va. my father was in an orphanage in va he was never adopted but a foster child his foster parents were jessie lignian in ashland va.my father name Henry lee evans b.7-22-1933 his mother madian name was gladys evans.

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Gloria Forbes (View posts)
Posted: 1095588939000
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Surnames: Hylton; Forbes;
My husbands 2 uncles and one aunt were put in orphanage in the Presbyterian Home for Children in Lynchburg, VA in the 1920's. Have tried to get info from home (no longer active). Was told no individual records were kept except only number accepted by the year (ie, 1928- 3 children; 1929- 2 children, etc). Sorry couldn't be of more help. Gloria

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Suzanne (View posts)
Posted: 1154471806000
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Am also looking for info on three aunts that in early 1900s who were put in an orphanage. I found the Miller home for girls in Lynchburg and a Miller home for boys in Albemarle County. In my searach I found that on of these aunts worked at an orphage in Richmond during the 60s. My mom says the name was either Heritage or Hermitage Orphanage.

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Suzanne (View posts)
Posted: 1154480669000
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Just noticed the dates of all the other postings, hope someone is still interested. I just found out that my aunt did not work in the Richmond orphanage in the 60s but sometime in the 30s or 40s. Hope it helps.

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Posted: 1351579917000
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I, also looked for my father in orphanages in Richmond. I may have an answer for you. I did find my father. I looked for him and his 4 sisters in the 1910 and 1920 census. I found a sister at, The Children's Home Society of Richmond, Va 13 years after leaving home. My father came from Pulaski, Va, a Baptist preacher had written to the Children's Home about the family. By court order they were taken from Pulaski to Richmond by train. Children came from all over the state by recomendations of preachers to Richmond. The Home kept the kids for about 2 weeks, then sent them to families within the state. The Home is still open, you can call and they will tell you if your family member was there. You saying your father was a foster child sounds like he was probably there. Mine was there in 1907. nancygia@comcast.net

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Posted: 1408461469000
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When you found his sister at the orphanage, was it through the census records? My wifes father was born in 1925 and is listed as a "boarder" at age 5 with a family near Richmond (Ashland) under a different name. Then the 1940 census shows him taking the family name there. We're thinking they may have adopted him but not through the formal court process. Did this Children's Home have any records who the birth parents were?

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Posted: 1411953539000
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Mr & Mrs. JF Burroughs had the Bethany Home For Friendless Children in Richmond, VA (outskirts actually Granite,VA) My grandmother was a resident along with her 3 brothers from early 1890's until atleast 1910 when grandmom was moved to Baltimore to work for Burroughs family there. She married in 1911. She never talked about her time at the orphanage. Have found a few articles about the place. Would love to unearth records on the place. Application maybe to find why they were placed there. Her mother and the baby of the family were still in Richmond, but believe father was off to war.

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I noticed you were looking for family in VA orphanages in early 1900's. As am I. My great grandmother was born 1904 and aged out. Her name was Mary Ann Jones Weaver. What website did you use? Thank you Sheri Gordon

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I started looking at Census records of my father's 4 sisters got older. My father and his 4 sisters were taken in 1907, I knew were my father was sent because he lived at an ajoining farm to were my mother lived, I didn't know what orphanage sent him, he told me he was in an orphanage in Richmond, VA for about 2 weeks. He's on the 1910 Census listed with that family as a hired man, age 14. I began looking for his sisters in 1910 and forward. His sister Grace was living at the "Children's Home Society of Virginia" in Richmond VA, she was 18, she had been sent back to the Children's Home because there was a problem at the home she had been sent to. My son found the phone number and called; I received correspondence between the Home and family members over the years the children were in their charge . call 804 353 0191 or 4069.


















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