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Penny Harris (#47430685)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history & visiting cemeteries as part of that search for about 20 years. I have many relatives in Clay, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier and Monroe counties in WV. I have started a collection of photographs from various cemeteries in those counties that I plan to upload soon. I am still working on transcribing the last three rows in the Adkins Cemetery in Naoma (and photographing the last 6).
Photos are sized to this website's specs, making some hard to read. If you find photos you'd like a bigger or higher resolution copy of, please let me know.
If I can assist anyone in their search, please let me know. I have found that even the departed can be difficult to locate sometimes.
And if you find I have posted a memorial for your relative and you'd like it transferred to you, just let me know because I love connecting family together.
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A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Mrs.Penny Harris,

I hope you knew our Colonel John Harvie/Harvey , Senior had some of his properties in what is called now Barracks Road , Charlottesville, VA 22903-9999

He was given the Prison building assignment of the Barracks to house the Bloody British and Germans.

He gave this assignment to two of his sons.

In what is Nelson County now upon and near the Rockfish River on his lands the Patriots and local Militias marched in practice and mustered.

This is the location of Rt. 29 where it crosses and that, Worlds Record volume of rain, A.D. 1969 storm where we lost a lot of kin too was. A Highway Marker is on the location.

On Colonel John Harvie/Harvey, Junior the Fourth Mayor of Richmond and other titles. You have seen his very small handwriting penmanship when you go over Land Titles etc.. from that period as he was the Registar too.
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Nov 19, 2015 2:41 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: William Franklin Harvie
Dear Mrs. Penny Harris,

Thanks for your intra-eMail posts (2).

I sure hope this helps you gain knowledge and fact Maam.
In reply to them;

On my Direct KinsMen:

William Franklin Harvie
My computer will not allow me to use the newly infuriating "I am not a robot" feature to send certain edits. You have William as being born in 1769. That is 2 years after his father died. My records show he was born Feb 12, 1761. Everything else looks good except that his father was not Col. John Harvie...that was one of his brothers who is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. His father, and the father of Col. John Harvie, was simply John Harvie Jr, of Gargunnock, Scotland. John Jr was the son of John Sr & Margaret Kay of Scotland.

Your computer is not the Problem IMHO on (I am not a Robot ") Crapola..
that AddThis was a wonderful Tool once and upon a time.. , based in Boston , Massachusetts
the main Problem I see/saw is the Hang Time of the Dang ( Nicer word eh) cookies they use so so many for revenue purposes but make it a PITA for us users/members.. They now here at Find A Grave use multiple Cookies which Hang Time and have too many Bounces between servers.. it IMHO is almost as bad as the NO Answer ever back from (Quality Control ..called Customer Service) and/or no means of calling them by a TOLL Free Landline either.. oh even a TOLL Number too..

In Virginia which your State Now West Virginia.
was part of and left illegally.. FACT is count the Recorded Votes..

Now again back to my direct Kin Maam.

As he was called William FRANKLIN Harvie/Harvey.
What and where are you records from?
Are you kin to us? Williams Dad was a Colonel as was his brother who chose to remain in Virginia and in society well placed and have the finer things.

This Son Colonel John Harvie/Harvey, Junior was given the Title Colonel.

He and the other children Dad was Colonel John Harvie/Harvey, Senior.

His will is now in the public Domain and my own Mother is the one which documented it well. She is in the DAR , AAUW, OES etc..

On Hollywood Cem. it was part of Col. John Harvie/Harveys Senior lands not the other way as you stated in error. He as well was one of and the Chief Executor of my Thrice Cousin Thomas Jefferson dads, Peter Estate. Peters dad was also Thomas Jefferson.

Did you know this about my Cousin?
He at his Dinner the night he became the Third US President was not even offered a seat. Why? He was late to eat and nobody got up and /or gave the seat up..

On the Harvie/Havey have you been to Nelson County, Virginia ever?

The names were changed on the Westward side of the now Blue Ridge Parkway.

Anoither nice FACT for you .

You may well know Miss Virginia Dare has a N.C. county (Dare County) she was the first born female of English blood in the Americas.

Now who was the first male..?
HINT: Kin.

Babie/Baby Harvey/Harvie was in A.D. 1584.

Your going to see a lot more DATA on that " Lost" Colony of Roanok. As now much more is being found a wee inland.

Look at Harvey Point, N.C. . We are not able to go to our/those 4 cemeteries.

You know our kin started building a Fort at Jamwestowne in /on May 14th, 1607.
Have you thought of why no women were in the first ships? Ah.. they were looking for the LOST Colony of Roanok.

Chief Powhatan showed these men pieces of English shiny copper, coins, musket barrels, tools, a brass mortar, etc..etc..

Have you ever been to West Point, Virginia? That location is where they built the Chief a structure with many chimmineys..

I hope this clarifies a little about my direct kin too Maam.

Please add me as a friend on Find a Grave now too.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Nov 19, 2015 1:04 PM
Tom Black
RE: Hudkins family
Thanks for the message and for your kind words. Your mentioning the Hudkins family has renewed my interest in them. When I can find the time, I want to look more closely at them and to tie together as many of their memorials as I can. Like you, I have no direct connection to this family but find the research interesting.
Added by Tom Black on Nov 10, 2015 9:15 AM
linda w
Eli Hudkins
I' m a descendant of Eli Hudkins born in Virginia about 1808. He lived in Barbour county, He died in 1866 in that county. His wife was Mary Jane (Lands or Sands) and he had 4 children, William Wesley, John M, James E and Susan. I have been trying to determine who Eli's parents are as there are several Hudkins from the Virginia/West Virginia area. I wondered if you might have any information on him and his relatives?
Thank you.
Added by linda w on Nov 09, 2015 9:11 AM
re: RE: transfers
I hope you like. I gave most Mt T and Davis to you. Going to give Calfee to Terry. I am sure the 2 of you could exchange if needed. Many thanks!
Added by historianne on Nov 03, 2015 11:02 AM
Please accept. Downsizing.
Added by historianne on Nov 02, 2015 8:14 AM
James E. Cantley
He was my mothers brother. If you would transfer him to me I would appreciate it. Dewey Erwin.

I was named after his father Dewey Cantley
Added by YNC USNRET on Oct 28, 2015 4:59 PM
Nancy Horton Gillispie
RE: Charles & Effie Wood
Yes, they were wonderful ladies. I wish I had been better about staying in touch.
I'm sorry to hear about your daughters. I hope everything works out soon and that they are fine.
Take care,
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Sep 28, 2015 7:09 PM
John Gavin, FL
That's a great photo of Patrick O'Connor's farmland at Roaring Creek.
Added by John Gavin, FL on Aug 21, 2015 5:04 PM
John Gavin, FL
Patrick and Bridget O'Connor family
Hi Penny,
Thouught you might like to know...
I ran across another Patrick Conner and Bridget Quinn in a tree at FamilySearch that had family records in Pennsylvania. The tree owner had listed the parents marriage at Berkeley county, VA-WV in 1840 without a source.
I think this date and location must be where my Patrick and Biddy O'Connor were married. This is because I also found the birthplace of their second child Michael in his Nov. 1874, Wood county, WV marriage record with Mattie Hallett. He was born at Berkeley county. So, Mary, Michael's older sister (the parent's first child) was likely born there as well, in 1841.

This all fits into the story that father Patrick migrated from Ireland via Nova Scotia to Virginia where he was employed in the construction of the Chesapeake-Potomac Canal that is in the area of Berkeley county.
I've updated the memorials of all of these family members so, you might like to use this new info for your own research.
Take care,
John Gavin
Added by John Gavin, FL on Aug 21, 2015 3:57 PM
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