States: Virginia: Botetourt
Cathy, Your not going to believe what I just found for you. maybe you already have this information, I don't know.
But, after I send your posting, I went back to work on my own family tree. And the surname I'm working on is Shepherd, of Culpeper Co., then to Callaway Co., Missouri. does any of this ring a bell??I just went back to Callaway co., Missouri about a week ago. I made copys of pages in a book (History of Callaway Co.,) One of family names is also Driskell. in calwood township of Callaway Co.,so under this town Calwood they have early settlers. As I'm reading the names listed, they end. then the next line starts off. with Benjamin Brooks was a soldier of the Revolutionary Way. he settled first in Franklin co., Virginia; removedfrom there to Kentucky, but soon afterward returned to Virginia. He was married twice, and had two children, Mary and William. William married Mary sellers, daughter of Andrew sellers, a Revolutionary solder. The student of history will remember that in early days in virginia a number of youg girls were brought from england and sold to the settlers for wives, to pay their passage across the ocean. Mr. Sellers obtained his wife in that way, paying 20 sterling for her; and she made a good and loving wife. The children of William Brooks and Andrew, John, Clifford, Ewell, pleasant D., Irene, Drusilla, Julia and nancy. Pleasant d. married Frances Gilbert, and settled in Callaway co., in 1834. His first wife died, and he was married the second time to a widow lady named Lovelace. Ewell, his brother, married Loureua Gilbert, and settled in Callaway co in 1837. If I come across more I will send it to you. let me know if you already have this information please. heidi
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