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Re: any Malcolm/Flesher/ Eckard descendents?
Posted by: scott alan felts Date: March 28, 2000 at 00:30:32
In Reply to: Re: any Malcolm/Flesher/ Eckard descendents? by carly of 126

Sorry so long with a reply! Well my grandfather was a Baylor his family came to Virginia around 1620. My 5th grandfather was Washington's aide-de-camp at the Battle of Trenton and my ggguncle died while leading the Stonewall Brigade at Second Bull Run. As for the McLungs I know hardly anything and would like to have any info that you have about my grandmother's side. As for Doe Hill it is part of Highland Wild Life Management Area and is very well preserved but I don't know about any farms that still exist. As for where to look for craves many places are small private cemeterys which I know nothing about. The Clover Creek cemetery and the McDowell cemetery is a good place to start. The people that lived in the area during and after the Civil War left for towns like Staunton where the economy was better. The Battle of McDowell may have taken a toll on the area farms this engagement was considered a draw or the first victory of Jackson's valley campaign depending on the view points of northern or southern officers. After the Civil War many felt they would have a better chance in the city thats partly why there are less people in the area now then there were during the Civil War. If you have any other questions that I can answer or look up let me know I love Highland Co. the heaven of VA as far as I am concerned along with Bath Co. If you would like to see what the area looks like rent Summersby I think thats how its spelled, with Jody Foster it was filmed on the Jackson River not 20 minutes from the area we are talking about and I have fished in the stream in front of the house the movie was centered around.


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