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A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia (1920)

by Oren F. Morton

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION XIV MISCELLANEOUS DATA The material in this section is taken from will-books, deed-books, marriage lists, and other miscellaneous sources of information. The given names which are grouped under the various surnames are arranged alphabetically, and are numbered in consecutive order, except where all the given names belong to a single household. All statements following a given number and ending at the next higher number belong to the name following the first number. Surnames are ordinarily spelled according to the usage of the present time, but unusual or doubtful names follow the original spelling. In those instances where the documentary spelling differs from the present, the former is also given. The spelling of given names usually follows that which is found in the records. In certain instances, two or more persons named John or Mary may be one and the same individual, and probably are. But since the evidence in hand is not conclusive, we have thought it best to treat such names as those of distinct people. The special abbreviations used in the present section are these: admr--administrator k--killed in battle Aug.--Augusta county m--married b--born New P.--New Providence bro.--brother n. c.--no children c--about or nearly unknown--whereabouts unknown C--children Rbg--Rockbridge county d--died s--unmarried dau.--daughter post.--unborn at death of father dy--died in youth w--wife g'son--grandson A date without special mention, as in "John--1775," means we have nothing more than the solitary fact that the John is incidentally spoken of in connection with the year 1775. A date followed by c, as "1816c," means that the date is approximate and not necessarily exact. A date preceded by by, as "by 1810," means that the occurrence preceded 1810, perhaps by a cons...

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