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Audrey (View posts)
Posted: 911217600000
Classification: Query
Searching any of these names located in Franklin County, Henry County and Pittsylvania County, Virginia


Posted: 912513600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993770268000
I am lloking for information on MOSES PRESTON born about 1775 in bedford Co., VA and died about March 1828 Franklin co. Va.
Moses had two wives:
1. AGATHY SIMMONS whom he married 4/28/1804 in Bedford Co., VA.
They had 3 children: Lorenzo G. Preston, Mellon Preston and Booker Preston (b. about 1809 VA - d. After 1870 Moulrie Co, IL.

2. Ana (Sparkey) Amos whom he married 1/9/1815. They had three children: Mahala Preston (9/20/1815 VA - 1/18/1887 Glasgow, Barren Co., KY);
David Preston , whom married a Sallie (Sarah) ? about 1848 and had a son William M. Preston;
and Jubal Preston 8/13/1818.
Do you have any information about anyone in this branch of the Preston Families? Thank you for checking on this. Donna
Posted: 917179200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993770268000
Surnames: Preston Simmons, Amos, Ferguson, Asbury, Basham
I have the following in my line from Franklin Co, VA
Mahala Preston (b. 9/20/1815 - d. 1/18/1887) married Nathan Basham on 12/20/1844. They had the following children: Irene (Arena) Basham, John Moses Basham, William Henry Basham, Beuford B. Basham, Harvey E. Basham, Sarah E. Basham and Sparta A. Basham.

Mahala had two brothers , Jubal and David. I have more about their ancesters if this would help. Donna

Clements of pittsylvania county

Dawn Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 954417600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: clement
Looking for descidents of Capt.Benjamin Clements
of Pittsyvania County. The wife of George W. Clements
was Nancy. After his death, she married another
George Clements, in Franklin County,Va. Do you have any
Info on this ? Our family dropped the "s" on Clements.

Webbs/Franklin County/Roanoke

Posted: 955972800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 996109694000
Surnames: Webb, Greer, Crouch
Hi! I am just beginning to help my friend research her line of Webbs and they go back into Franklin County, VA. Her immediate line left Franklin County, Va in the mid 1920's for Roanoke City, VA. They were Jacob H. & Ida S. Webb. Jacob was born: 1879/Franklin County & was the son the Moses G. Webb b: 1843/Franklin County, VA and his spouse was Ava Webb. Moses G. Webb was the son of Robert J. b: 1812-15/Franklin County, VA and his spouse was Catherine "Kitty" (Greer) Webb.

Jacob and Ida left Franklin County for Roanoke and lived at 1108 (now 1210) Penrod S.E. in Roanoke City during the late l920's early 1930's. They were blessed with daughters and no sons, they were: Hazel Virginia, Bessie Katherine, Edna, Jeanette, Jeneva, Rachel. Hazel and Bessie died in Franklin County are buried at Boones Mills Baptist Church Cemetary in Frannklin County, VA.

We are trying to locate Jacobs death date and Ida's, so as we can research out Jeanette and Jeneva and their current locations, if still alive, if not then the desecendents of theirs. They were twins born in l907.

ANy help would be most appreciated! Michelle
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Re: Webbs/Franklin County/Roanoke

Posted: 1006025369000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1043056072000
Hi Michelle,
After reading your posting concerning Jacob Webb and his ancestors, I'm led to believe that he's probably in the descendant line of Capt. Jacob Webb (b: abt 1722) and married Mary Sally "Molly" Austin. This Jacob Webb lived and died in Franklin Co., Virginia. I have their issue of 9 children posted on my web site, but only have descendant information for two of those nine. You may view that information by going to and selecting the link for "Descendants of Early Southside Virginia Families".
Jim Hankins
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