| Welcome to my family genealogy research project. It
contains roughly 1000 pages of information pertaining to my ancestors and their
descendants, the Boyd, Addison, Whited, Dye, Casey, Hess, Wilson, Williams, Clapp, Phipps,
Helton, Hogston, Mutter, Gillespie, Crockett, Peery, Bowling, Dennis, Elswick, Fletcher, Johnson,
Bowen, Parsons, Howard, Hash, Ball, Combs, Hawks, Luck, Taylor, Vance, Patterson, Maddux, Byrd, Plaster, Patrick, Dixon, Osborne, Richardson, Hale,
Dunford, Pickle, Mink,
and many other related families. Most of these families are in and from Russell,
Tazewell, Smyth, Buchanan, Grayson and Washington Counties in Southwest Virginia,
particularly the Raven, Richlands and Swords Creek communities of Tazewell and Russell
autumn view atop Horton Ridge in Russell Co., VA
My son, Cameron, in a
corn field for the first time.
| This is ongoing research
into my ancestry that wouldn't be quite as complete without the countless contributions of others. For those contributions I am truly
grateful. It is because of such unselfish sharing of information that I wanted to post my
research online for others who may find it useful. Feel free to utilize it for any
non-commercial use. Please sign the guestbook or email me if
you've found this site to be of help to you or if you have information you would like to
add. If you're interested in a printed version of any line on my tree (which would include dates, etc.)
please email me and give as much detail as possible as to what line you need.
This information should be
used merely as a starting point in research...not a definitive source for your
information. Check out anything and everything to the best of your ability. That is the
only way to KNOW you've got the right data in your tree. There is
no guarantee whatsoever that any information contained on the pages
of this site is 100 percent accurate. Please
note that all information about living individuals (except name, of
course) has been omitted. This includes birthdates, dates of
marriages, divorce information and notes on such individuals.
Also note that living individuals who were not married but had
children together will appear as "spouses" because of the
omission of marriage/non marriage data.
I have included images of a few select documents, including
marriage licenses and Virginia Confederate pension lists for Russell, Smyth and Tazewell
Counties, obtained at local courthouses and libraries. I will be posting more as time
becomes available. Also, there are several research links of interest below
including various genealogical databases. I have included links to localities where
I have many known cousins and ancestors.
Don't know where to start? Click here to look for the particular surname(s) you're researching.
I want to dedicate this web site to the
memory of those who have passed on. Thank you for everything you gave to your family
and friends while on this earth. It is because of you and your legacy that we are
who we are today.