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Gincy Wheatley Anderson, JeannetteWheatley Forrester, Della Wheatley Cox Cornett614 viewsSitting on Mom's right is her next older sister, Virginia Malley Wheatley Anderson or Aunt Gincy as we always heard her referred to. She and Uncle Lee lived in Major, VA for a long time. Mom's other sister is on her left, Cynthia Della Wheatley Cox Cornett, or Aunt Dell, Mom's oldest sister. She lived in Fox, VA with her husband, Isom Cox, and their five or six children. Much later she married a Cornett. I don't know a thing about that marriage except that Aunt Dell lived in Sparta, NC then.

This photo is courtesy of Clinton Getzinger.
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Perkins, Gordon Family626 viewsHere is, as written on the back of the picture, front row, Gordon Perkins, holding Foy? Perkins.
Standing-Clarence Perkins, "mama", Ed Perkins
Seated by Gordon and Foy are "grandma", "aunt Sally", Rudy and Mrs. Reedy. The picture was badly damaged. Gordon is a brother to Elvira Perkins Holdaway and son of Timothy and Elizabeth Sturgill Perkins. Share with others. Courtesy of Cathy Bell cjbell47@goldenwest.net
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Gore, William Jackson514 viewsHe served as 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 50th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army. Courtesy of Trula Fay Purkey.
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gorewmmarshall.jpg557 viewsWilliam Marshall Gore. He lived and died in Grayson County. He died in 1899 at 35 years old, having been married 3 times and fathered 7 children. Courtesy of Laurie Austin paraaustin@yahoo.com
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Greer, George Family575 viewsCould be George Greer, his wife Sarah Perkins and their children. Can someone help identify for sure.Courtesy of Cathy Bell cjbell47@goldenwest.net
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greerjohnp.jpg588 viewsDelia was the daughter of Cicero Osborne and Darthula Ingram.
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Herrington, George and Rhoda Cole575 viewsGeorge and Rhoda Cole Herrington of Grayson County, Va. Circa 1920. Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins mcblevins@hotmail.com
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halseyhd.jpg734 viewsHenry Drury Halsey, son of Robert Halsey and Mary Allen, served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army (Virginia State Line, and later 21st Virginia Cavalry.) Moved to Wyoming County, WV in 1868, and served as minister to various churches in the Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Association. Married Nancy Busic,
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halseynancy.jpg661 viewsNancy Busic, daughter of John Busick, Sr. and Susannah Barton, married to Henry Drury Halsey. Moved to Wyoming County, West Virginia in 1868.
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Hampton, Littrelle672 viewsServed as Captain Company G, 63rd VA Infantry in the American Civil War. Courtesy of Wade Weekes. weekesh@earthlink.net
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Perkins, Harry and Darrell Unknown.527 viewsHarry Perkins and Darrell unknown, probably 1940s. Courtesy of Cathy Bell cjbell47@goldenwest.net
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Perkins, Harry and Kate Jones Perkins526 viewsHarry Perkins, son of Gordon and Kate Jones Perkins with his wife Ethel Glover Perkins. Courtesy of Cathy Bell cjbell47@goldenwest.net
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