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Posted by: MELISSA SHAWVER Date: December 02, 2000 at 00:53:47

Mr. Buck, I am related to you. Very nice to meet you. Thomas Carroll and Mary Ellen Jeffrey were my great-great-great grandparents. I was however surprised to find that they were married in Indiana. I was always told they married in Virginia, but had no county name. They did indeed settle in Marion County Indiana. I cannot, however, access death records, as the courthouse burned down many years ago and along with it went the records. I do not know of your lineage down from Thomas & Mother Carroll (as she insisted on being called), but I can tell you mine. They had a daughter Delilah Ann who married John Wesley Hollingsworth. They in turn had five children, four of whom died of consumption before they were out of their teens. The daughter who lived was Minta Maybelle. She married a man named Frank Lottridge, a blacksmith and had two daughters, Edith Delila and Eliza Marie. Minta and Frank divorced (shocking for those days) and later she married Emery J. Scott. Minta and Emery had two children, Georgia Belle and Gerald. Georgia Belle married Raymond Howell in 1931 and they later had two children Marilyn Beth and Dean Raymond. Marilyn married Ralph Vaughn in 1952 and had "ME" in 1953. I married and had one daughter, Amanda, and any day now the legacy continues as my daughter is approximately 8 1/2 month along herself. Please reply. My family has been searching for so long. I am eager to hear from you. I was just wondering, any chance they were married in Winchester, Va? It would make sense that they might have known the Hollingsworths there, and that might be how their daughter, Delilah, ended up marrying one of them. That is another line of the family I'm trying to trace. I am surely glad I saw your message.
Please respond soon.
Sincerely, your long lost, many times removed, cousin.

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