OK. Guilty as charged. I did learn most of the things that you listed in your post. I didn't think to update the forum that I had found more details... I had trouble getting past Martha because I ASSUMED her name would change before she had the children. Silly me. :-)
I have come to the conclusion that there are more women in that era that had children without the benefit of wedlock than I had previously believed. I have run across quite a few who look similar on paper. I have also found quite a few who married cousins and the like, meaning their name didn't change, but I can usually find the male in those instances.
At any rate, I have now, with the help of others, discovered Madison and Sally Fletcher, as well as Madison's parents, to the best of our knowledge. That gets me back to the early 1800s. It will take some doing, I suppose, for me to get beyond them, in an era when so many couldn't read or write... But I didn't think I would get this far, being a newbie!
If there is anything you are looking for that I might be able to help with, please let me know. I read a LOT of stuff and might stumble across something you need...especially in Spotsylvania County. ;-)
Thanks for your response!
Hey....do you get to the Library of VA often? Do you mind if I write you an e-mail regarding a couple of things I would like to research at the Library?
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