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About: I am researching Shropshire, Hurst, Stegall, Manuel, and many other surnames from Southwestern Virginia.
There is nothing but the names of the people listed on the photo.
William Adam was born in 1821 in Carter Co. Tennessee. He married Harriet Goodall from Wilson Co. Tennessee. His parents were John and Anna McInturff.
James Harson Manuel was born in 1890 in Virginia. His mother was Martha Jane Manuel also of Virginia. I don't know his father's name. He married Nannie Belle Deering born in Brosville, Virginia, Pittsylvania County. His mother's parent's were William Edward Deering of Virginia and Mary Wilson of Stokes Co. North Carolina.
Nellie Dearing was born April 15, 1821 probably in Pittsylvania or Bedford Co. Virginia. She died September 20, 1925 in Pittsylvania Co. I think that she is related to the Dearings of Stokes County, North Carolina. The family story is that she came from Ohio in the middle 1800s in a wagon train with her sisters. I know that the Dearings of Stokes County went to Ohio in the early 1800s. I speculate that her father may have been John R. Dearing born Oct 25, 1802 in Stokes Co. NC. He died Dec. 7, 1883 in Daviess Co. MO. I have confirmed that he had a daughter name Susan Dearing born April 25, 1821. Nellie's birthday is April 15, 1821. I think that they may have been twins and the day of their birth has been copied incorrectly over the years. I found that Nellie's mother name is listed as Pattie Dearing on Nellie's death certificate. I found a Pattie Dismange living next door to Nellie in the 1880 Pittsylvania Census with some relatives. Pattie was 90 years old and would have been born in 1790. I think that this is Nellie's mother. I am trying to comfirm the connection between Pattie and John R. Dearing.
Sarah Melissa Martin Hurst Edwards was the daughter of Henry Martin of Virginia. She was first married to Edward C. Hurst who was born November 27, 1848 in Camden County, Missouri.
She was married to Charles C. Hurst. After she was abandoned by Charles she married Alva Cramer.
Charles was the child of Edward C. Hurst and Sarah Melissa Martin. He was born in Camden Co. Missouri. He was married to Evalena Ashmore and moved to Oklahoma to work on the railroad. Charles lost his team of horses in a poker game and never went home again out of shame. He went back to Missouri and Evalena married Alva Cramer.
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