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SELECTED BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS: SMYTH COUNTY VIRGINIA (SVC)

Jack Hockett - 01 Jun 2002

BIRTHS:

  • 01 Nov 1853: Mary Catherine TAYLOR, d/o Samuel & Dicey
  • 07 Jun 1853: Wm. James TAYLOR, s/o Charles W. & Eliza
  • 16 Dec 1853: Sarah Jane McCREADY, d/o David & Emeline
  • 18 Au 1853: Jesse TAYLOR, s/o Robert & Catherine
  • 26 Mar 1853: Wm. Henry TAYLOR, s/o Isiah & Sarah
  • 23 Apr 1853: Caroline TOLBERT, d/o Basil & Sarah
  • 20 Dec 1853: Cruey ELDRIDGE, d/o Levi & Abby
  • 21 Apr 1853: Stephen F. KEITH, s/o Andrew & Martha
  • 02 Jun 1853: Bevely (Beverley) POSTON, s/o Matilda; H. D. (Hatch Dent) Poston,
  • 01 Feb 1853: Newton POSTON, s/o Sallie; H. D. Poston, owner
  • 11 May 1853: Thomas Henry BUCKLEY, s/o Alexander G. & Martha H.
  • 17 Sep 1853: Justus M. PIERCE, s/o Andrew J. & Margaret
  • 13 Nov 1854: Lucretia TAYLOR, d/o Wm. H. & Mary
  • July 1854: Sallie BUNCH, free colored, d/o Friel & Agnes (Broddy; Broady)
  • May 1854: William K. H. TAYLOR, s/o McCag’s (prob. Micajah) & Rhody
  • May 1854: John TAYLOR, s/o John W. & Maria, free colored
  • 11 Apr 1854: William M. PIERCE, s/o Jefferson & Sarah
  • 08 Jan 1854: Luise C. McCLOUD, d/o Josiah & Nancy
  • 04 Aug 1855 (4?) Sarah E. PIERCE, d/o Alexander & Nancy
  • 06 Dec 1855: William S. POSTON, s/o William & Louisa
  • 06 Mar 1855: James A. ALLISON, s/o Robert & Mary
  • 31 May 1855: James T. F. McCRADY, s/o Charlie & Catharine
  • 22 Dec 1855: Harriet CHAPMAN, d/o William Chapman & Matilda SLATE (error?)
  • May 1856: Sarah Elizabeth McCREADY, d/o Wm. J. McCready & Susan MYERS
  • June 1856: James McCRADEY, s/o B. & Martha
  • 28 Jul 1856: John Henry TAYLOR, s/o John & Sarah
  • 01 Dec 1856: Tamar (?) MUSSELWHITE, female, d/o Erastus & Minerva
  • 23 Jan 1859: William B. PIERCE, s/o John B. & Mary
  • 25 Jul 1860: Alice W. ALLISON, d/o William H. & Martha
  • 30 Mar 1860: Absolem MORGAN, b. WCV, s/o Jackson & Mary
  • 11 Mar 1860: Addison ALLISON, s/o Robert & Mary
  • 20 Oct 1860: William H. BUCKLEY, s/o John R. & Emeline E.
  • 01 Jan 1861: Nancy CHAPMAN, d/o William & Sally
  • 03 May 1861: Charles CHAPMAN, s/o Joseph & Susan
  • 16 May 1861: Mary E. DYE, d/o Anderson & Mary
  • 08 Feb 1861: John MONTGOMERY, s/o W. R. & Louisa
  • 21 Jan 1861: Steve TAYLOR, s/o Andrew & Caroline
  • 11 Mar 1861: John WHITLY, d/o Joh (sic: John) & Mary
  • 28 Dec 1861: Mary E. PIERCE, d/o W. R. & Sarah J.
  • 17 Jul 1862: John BRODDY (white), s/o UNK & Milly BRODDY
  • 20 Dec 1862: Annie E. McCRADY, B. Chilhowie, d/o Chas. & Catherine
  • 11 Oct 1862: Victoria, d/o Lucritia TALBERT
  • 29 Mar 1864: Wm. Lee McCRADY, s/o Charles & Catharine
  • 18 Jun 1865: Mary Jane TAYLOR, d/o John R. & Sarah
  • 23 Dec 1865: Willy W. CARPENTER, s/o James & Mary J.
  • 03 Jun 1865: Mary CHAPMAN, d/o Wm. & Matilda
  • 07 May 1865: Mary RATLEFF, b. Russell Co. VA, d/o John & Jane, Free Colored
  • 07 Nov 1866: Celia Alice PIERCE, d/o Joel & Mary E., Rye Valley
  • 06 Jul 1866: Benjamin H. ALLISON, s/o John P. & Hannah A., Rich Valley
  • 10 Aug 1866: Lydia CHAPMAN, d/o Joseph & Sarah
  • 28 Jul 1866: Mary T. (?) HAYNES, d/o Robt. & Rosannah, Rich Valley
  • May 1866: Grant MONTGOMERY, s/o Sam & Matilda, Chilhowie
  • 29 Mar 1866: Susan MUSSELWHITE, d/o Erastus & Minerva, Rich Valley
  • 10 Oct 1866: Calvin POSTON, s/o Thompson & Emily
  • 02 Mar 1866: Nancy POSTON, d/o William & Elizabeth
  • 30 Nov 1866: not named, male, s/o Henry RIDDIX & Caroline, Col.
  • 07 Aug 1866: Edmond REDDIX, male, s/o Thomas & Amanda, Col.
  • 20 Dec 1867: Catharine, Free Col., d/o Daniel (Samuel?) MONTGOMERY & Amanda, Saltville
  • 10 Nov 1867: not named, female, d/o Jno. M. POSTON & Susan, Rich Valley
  • 08 Mar 1868: Sarah, d/o Martin V. ALLISON & Hannah
  • 23 Oct 1868: Nancy Jane, d/o Jordan CARPENTER & Eliza, Saltville
  • 14 Sep 1868: Micajah, s/o John R. MONTGOMERY & Mary, Saltville
  • 20 Dec 1868: No Name, female, d/o John M. POSTON & Ann, Walker’s Mt.
  • 13 Dec 1868: Ellen, d/o Richard POSTON & Ellen, Rich Valley
  • 09 May 1868: William T., s/o William POSTON & Mary E., Chestnut Ridge
  • 10 Novr 1869: Mary HAYNES, d/o Wm. & Amanda, Saltville
  • 17 Decr. 1869: Micajah MONTGOMERY, s/o John R. & Mary, Saltville
  • 01 Oct 1869: Charles A. WHITEAKER, s/o Jeremiah & Martha E.
  • 06 Augt. 1869: Hannah R. WHITLEY, d/o John & Mary, Rich Valley
  • 18 Feb 1870: Charles ALLISON, s/o James P. & Fanny
  • 16 Jan 1870: David ALLISON, s/o John P. & Hannah
  • 28 Apr 1870: Amanda ALLISON, d/o Martin V. & Elizabeth
  • 19 Mar 1870, Nancy CHAPMAN, b. WCV, d/o David G. & Sarah
  • 30 Nov 1870: Alcey Bell POSTON, d/o Wm. & Elizabeth
  • 01 Dec 1870: James RATCLIFF, free colored, s/o John & Delila, Saltville
  • Oct 1871: William BLACKWELL, s/o George & Ann
  • 27 Jul 1871: Alex CHAPMAN, s/o Solomon & Elizabeth, Poor Valley
  • 05 Oct 1871: Sarah F. WHITELEY, d/o Robert & Pollie, Chestnut Ridge
  • 04 Jul 1871: Poley V. McCLOUD, d/o James M. & Susannah, Rye Valley
  • 18 Jun 1872: Anthony ALLISON, s/o John R. & Hannah
  • 02 Oct 1872: James C. CHAPMAN, s/o D. G. & Sarah H.
  • 10 Apr 1872: William K. MONTGOMERY, d/o John R. & Mary
  • Mar 1872: Binnie(?) A. POSTON, d/o Richard & Emeline
  • 01 May 1872: Vic M. ALLISON, d/o James P. & Mary V.
  • No Date (Jul?) 1873: Sarah CHAPMAN, d/o Solomon & Elizabeth
  • No Date (Aug?) 1873: Nancy G. TOLBERT, b. WCV, d/o Thos. T. & Catharine
  • 24 Sep 1874: James HAYNES, s/o Hugh & Elizabeth
  • Sep 1874: Basil P. TOLBERT, s/o Thos. T. & Catharine
  • 20 Jan 1875: Eliza CARPENTER, d/o J. G. & Eliza
  • 03 Sep 1875: Lucy K. CARPENTER, d/o M. (Matthias) T. & O. A. (Ottawanna
  • 03 Sep 1875: Lucy K. CARPENTER, d/o M. (Matthias) T. & O. A. (Ottawanna Crabtree - jh)
  • 19 Mar 1875: John CHAPMAN, s/o David G. & Sarah
  • No Date, 1875: William J. CHAPMAN, s/o Preston & Susan V. (Phipps)
  • 28 Sep 1875: Samuel CHAPMAN, s/o Solomon & Elizabeth
  • 25 Jul 1875: W. P. HAYNES, s/o Frank M. & Mary J.
  • Sep 1875: Charles C. HENDERSON, b. WCV, s/o John & Margaret
  • 16 Jun 1876: No name HAYNES, female, d/o Hugh B. & Elizabeth J., Rich Valley
  • 25 May 1876: Joseph H. LEE, s/o John W. & Hulda
  • 09 Jul 1876: Charles TALBERT, s/o Thos. & Catherine
  • 22 Aug 1877: Ava E. HAYNES, d/o Hugh & Elizabeth, Lyons Gap
  • 11 Sep 1878: Samuel LEE, s/o John & Hulda, Rich Valley
  • 21 Dec 1879: Martha F. HAYNES, d/o Wm. P. & Emeline
  • 31 May 1880: Myrtle L. HAYNES, d/o Not Given & Sallie, Saltville
  • 31 Dec 1880: Martha P. HAYNES, s/o Wm. P. & Emaline, Saltville
  • 11 Aug 1881: John HAYNES, s/o James & Martha, Rich Valley
  • 11 Jun 1881: Emily HAYNES, s/o Frank M. & Mary
  • 06 May 1882: Harriet T. (L.?) HAYNES, d/o Wm. P. & Emeline, Saltville
  • 23 Nov 1884: Rosanna HAYNES, d/o Hugh & Elizabeth

DEATHS:

  • 21 Jan 1853: Bill POSTON, murder, 22/--/--, s. H. D. Poston, reported by Physician
  • 01 Dec 1853: Susan CRABTREE, serufula (sic), 25/--/--, d/o Wm. CHAPMAN, b.WCV; James J. W. P. Crabtree, husband
  • 13 Jan 1853: Nanny KESNOR, typhoid fever, 47/--/--, d/o Andrew Kesnor; she b. WCV
  • 12 Aug 1853, Margaret V. KESNER, flux, --/05/10, d/o Chas. H. Kesner
  • 15 Sep 1854: Elizabeth McCREADY, consumption, 30/--/--, no parents stated, William J. McCrady, husband; Jno. McCrady, father (as stated)
  • 10 Nov 1854: George PIERCE, fever, 79/06/--, parents not known, married; David Pierce, son
  • 01 Sep 1854: Mahaley M. HENEGAR, flux, 04/08/--, d/o James & Rebecca; James H. Henegar, father
  • 04 Aug 1856: Catherine WHITELY, diarrhea, 63/--/--, d/o Robert & Jane, unmarried, R. Whitely, Brother
  • 23 Jun 1859: Rebecca PIERCE, 80/01/21, old age, d/o not known, b. NC; Jno. H. BARTON, son in law
  • 29 Dec 1860: Francis ALLISON, 01/01/--, s/o not given; Ann ALLISON, mother
  • 15 Apr 1860: Jane Miller POSTON, 60/--/--, parents not given; consort of Isaac POSTON; Isaac Poston, husband
  • 21 Apr 1860: Nancy E. L. McCRADY, child bed fever, 34, d/o Aaron & Martha WHITED; David McCready, husband
  • 18 Jan 1862: Lucretia J. TOLBERT, 60/--/--, Consumption, d/o Peter & Rachel SCOTT;Basil Tolbert, husband; W. C. SEXTON, neighbor
  • 05 May 1864: John R. BUCKLEY, 35/--/--, killed in battle, s/o Alex & Nancy; IsabellE. PICKLE, wife, Simon Pickle, Brother in law
  • 24 Feb 1867: Elizabeth A. POSTON, Rich Valley, 23/--/--, d/o Richard & Elizabeth;Richard Poston, father
  • 25 Aug 1872: Matilda PIERCE, 60/--/--, parents not known, married to David Pierce; C.Hopkins, Keeper of Poor House
  • 15 Sep 1873: Mary F. CHAPMAN, not known, 06/--/--, b. WCV, d/o David G. & SarahA.
  • 05 Aug 1875: Nancy M. McCREADY, consumption, 19/--/--, d/o David & Emeline,unmarried
  • 15 May 1876: Martha A. McCRADY, fever, 07/--/--, Rich Valley, d/o J. M. & Sarah
  • 18 Feb 1876: Martha O’ BRYAN, 29/--/--, consumption, d/o David & Emaline Kincanon O’Bryan, husband
  • 19 Feb 1878: Benjamin CHAPMAN, fever, 21/--/--, s/o Joseph & Sarah, unmarried
  • 10 Nov 1878: Drusilla HAYNES, fire, 02/--/--, b. WCV, d/o W. P. & Emaline
  • 03 Jul 1879: William CHAPMAN, old age, 94/04/03, s/o Isaac & Elizabeth, b. NC,Elizabeth Chapman, wife; David ALLISON, son-in-law
  • 09 May 1880: John MONTGOMERY, paralysis & old age, 88/03/08, Robt M., husb. ofMary A.; John Montgomery, son
  • 12 Jul 1880: Mary A. MONTGOMERY, old age, 79/02/04, parents unk, b. WCV, wifeof John Montgomery; John Montgomery, son
  • 21 Aug 1880: Ephram SPARK (Sparks), Heart Disease, 42/09/11, s/o Sol. & Susan,Rich Valley, husb. of Milly Sparks (Amelia Hargis McNEW – jh); Milly Sparks,wife
  • 22 Apr 1882: William LEE, spinal disease, 14/02/02, s/o Robert & Mary, Rich Valley;Robert Lee, father
  • 02 Dec 1882: Susan W. POSTON, 33/01/05, consumption; illegit.; John M. Poston,husband
  • 12 Sep 1882: Basil TALBERT, trun(?), 75/10/04, s/o Charles & Elizabeth, Saltville;Elizabeth Talbert, wife; P. P. Talbert, son
  • 15 Sep 1883: (no name) ALLISON, 00/06/00, d/o John P. & Hannah
  • 20 Dec 1884: Harriet SLATE, consumption, 28/00/00, d/o William & MatildaCHAPPMAN, S. W. Slate, husband
  • 17 May 1885: Sarah A. HELTON, dropsy, 27(?), d/o (blank) HOGSTON, F. (T.?) Helton, husband; Arch Hogston, brother
  • 06 Aug 1885: Susan RATLIFF, dropsy, 60/00/00, d/o James & Lucy GARDNER, H.Ratliff, husband
  • March 1885: Susan MEADOWS, paralysis, 74/--/--, d/o Thomas & SallieMcCREADY; Wm. Meadows, husb.; James CROCKETT, son-in-law
  • 20 Mar 1885: Rachel HOLMES, consumption, 36/--/--, d/o Andrew & KateCHAPMAN, wife of Franklin Holmes
  • 25 Feb 1886: Martha HICKEY, phthisis, 72/00/15, parents unk., Arch HOGSTON,cousin
  • 19 Nov 1886: William M. RATLIFF, diphtheria, 05/--/--, s/o George W. & Susan
  • 02 Dec 1886: Mary Belle RATLIFF, diphtheria, 01/06/--, /do George W. & Susan
  • Jan 1887: Narcissa HOGESTON, consumption, 65/--/--, d/o (blank) CALDWELL;James Hogeston, husband; James SLATE, son-in-law
  • 02 Aug 1887: David McCREADY, consumption, 60/--/--, s/o Thomas & Sarah; Sarah
  • McCready, wife; John B. McCready, son
  • 11 Oct 1888: David ALLISON, paralysis, 73/--/--, s/o William & Betty, b. NC, consortof Rachel Allison; James P. Allison, son
  • Oct 1888: Ellen HUGHES, 75/--/--, consumption, d/o Nathan & Elois RUMBLY, b.NC; wife of John Hughes
  • Feb 1890: May (Mary?) HAYNES, spinal affection, 00/07/00, d/o F. M. & Mary
  • 16 Apr 1891: Rachel ALLISON, La Grippe, 68/--/--, d/o William & Betty CHAPMAN,Rich Valley, David Allison, husb.; J. P. Allison, son
  • 17 Oct 1892: William BLACKWELL, 21/--/--, stabbed, d/o George & Ann; John S.SMITH, friend
  • 31 Oct 1893: John C. POSTON, drowned in a post hole, 75/--/--, s/o H. V. & Eliza;Maria Poston, wife
  • 02 Feb 1895: (no name male) LEE, unk, 00/00/01, s/o W. L. & Sarah, Rich Valley
  • 09 Nov 1895: RUDISILL, Gus Crockett, heart failure, 07/--/--, s/o G. T. & Joan, b.Pulaski, VA; D. T. (as written) Rudisill, father