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Re: any Malcolm/Flesher/ Eckard descendents?
Posted by: carly Date: January 13, 2000 at 02:42:10
In Reply to: Re: any Malcolm/Flesher/ Eckard descendents? by scott alan felts of 126

Hi Scott, Thanks for the reply. No, I have never been to highland cty. The Mclung surname is familiar to me from having read the Chalkley history of the Scots and Irish in Augusta cty. You are descended from one of the oldest families in Virginia aren't you? Have you been able to trace your ancestors back to Europe? I'm still working on connecting my Malcolm/Malcomb line back to Scotland. I did get a copy of the 1847 surveyors map of Highland cty from the Highland cty Historical Society. It's called the Campbell map. Have you seen it? It shows where all the farms were and the names of the landowners. My gggrandfather was the Robert Malcolm listed on the map. He was in the Bullpasture. Farther north and more cental was another ggggrandfather, Peter Fleisher/Flesher. Do any of the farms that existed in the 1850's still stand? I believe that Robert's land was near an area called Doe Hill. Are you anywhere near that? I have a cousin in Ill. who has been to Highland several times but has not been able to find the cemetery where the Malcolm settlers were buried. Any suggestions about where to look? I also am interested in finding out why so many left Highland in the 1870's and 1880's. What happened to the people in the Bull Pasture during the civil war? Was the area devastated when the north came down through the Shanandoah Valley? I think I've asked enough for now. More later, if you're willing to answer more...Carly...P.S. I'm using the forum instead of e-mail because this way we may be able to help other people with their research too. Thank you.


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