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Greenbrier County oneer !Se Note: Mr Paul Lilly of burg has written the follow- nealogical material about a ~ber of pioneer families. It is tented in order to assist those ~ed to trace their family ties. ~e Lillys. There is some confu- ~in the records. One person sale, the Lillys came with Lord Balti- ~. Others have said that the first in my clan was Robert Lilly who 'led Frances Moody. Robert 45,1817) came from France be- rn 1725 to 1750. Most Lillys are ists. But, there is no confusion It our numbers I'm always flab- asted about'the numerous le in W. Va. who are Lillys or claim they are related to us. re are good Lillys, bad Lillys, erent Lillys and some just don't !a damn," according to Abe Lilly. original Robert is supposed to )uried at Flat Top on the Lilly l=on grounds. As for myself, I believe that the right Lilly and ire were buried there. le Ballards came from Scot- !in the middle of the 17009. Wil- (1732-1799) married Elizabeth (died 1830). Most of them either Methodist or Baptist. Dral l know of never joined a ch. William fought at Point and was present at York- When Cornwallis was taken. in Kentucky was named family. William and his wife at Weikel near the linings farm. Philip, Elijah, Cur- and Thomas were broth- William and I (as of now) be- all were in the Revolutionary Stanleys The first one in vir- Was kidnapped from the of Liverpool, England, some before the Revolution. I believe Zachariah Stanley was a vet- of the Revolution (so far I can't it) and was the father of Reu- Senior. Zach was given acres of land on the Kanawha below Charleston, for his serv- the Revolution. What I can't ~s that Zach was the father of =n Sr. Reuben Stanley married Trigg, Baptist faith, Reuben are buried at Sattes North Charleston, W. Va. Slaughters have been in Virginia since 1617. Were mostly Episcopalians. George S. Patton claims of these Slaughters as an an- Poindexters, Lightfoots, Lees Other well known leaders in Vir- Were intermarried with the The most dangerous man in the West was Texas John Slaughter and, contrary to the mov- ies, he was less than average height and he wasn't an outlaw. Colonel Cadwallder Jones was an ancestor of many Slaughters. He traveled from Fredericksburg, Virginia 400 miles to the south, to the west and south-west. He became wealthy from his trade with the Indians. Time: somewhat before and some- what after 1700. My set of Slaughters are buried at Kanawha City, the Ruffner Park, and at Spring Hill Cemetery, all in what is now Charleston, W. Va. The Clarks. Alexander Clark was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Clark family came to Virginia about 1635 and settled on the James River. Alexander married Sarah, daughter of Ralph Lafferty, another veteran of the Revolution. Clarks and Laffertys mostly red-headed and of Irish descent. Alexander was a cousin of George Rogers Clark and the brother of the Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Alexan- der signed the petition for Green- brier County to be formed from Botetourt County. I believe Alexan- der to have been buried in the Fos- ter Cemetery on Route 219 right be- low the Indian Creek covered bridge. I plan to mark his grave with a V.A. marker. The Keatons or Kettons. James Keaton married Ankey Ballard. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, Continental Line, Third and 7th Regiment. English and Baptist. James Keaton is not buried in the Keston Cemetery near Greenville. James died long before the first Keaton was buried there in 1834. The first buried there was Chavil Keaton, a young child. The Chambers. Robert came to this country in the early 1770s from London. He was born September 15, 1756, died September 23, 1836. Robert was Christened September 26, 1756 in Saint Pancras Old Church, Middlesex County, London. His parents were Richard and Ann Chambers. The Chambers in Lon- don still attend the same church. Chambers were devout Methodists. Robert spent the winter at Valley Forge and was, at the surrender of Charleston, South Carolina. Spent 14 months in the hold of a British Man-of-War as a prisoner. Eighth Virginia Regiment Continental Line. Married Hannah Doran. Buried Back Valley Road, Chambers Cemetery, Monroe County. The Triggs. The are of Scandi- navian descent. Have a serious problem tracing family before the Revolution. Too many have same name. Clement, Baptist. I have found several military records, but which is my Clement? Clement mar- ried Sarah Bronaugh, or Bronaunt. Were buried at Kanawha Two-Mile Cemetery. Where the Clark's Junk yards is now. Cemetery was razed in the 1950's. The Hogues or Hoggs. Came from Scotland to Ireland. Many of the males were Catholic priests, while the family was in Ireland. After coming to America c. 1812, they turned Presbyterians. James "Jimmy" Hogue married Nancy Poin- dexter Slaughter. They are buried somewhere on Woodward's Branch, Kanawha County. I was at their graves as a child. Can't find them nOW. The Campbells. My John Campbell or his father was a Revo- lutionary War veteran. He married Martha Clark and I have reason to believe they are buried either in the Foster Cemetery or the Ballard Cemetery on Route 219. One prob- lem, there are so many John Campbells in the Revolution that I can't identify him, but I'll keep trying. The Dorans or Van Dorans -- Dutch, Jacob Doran was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Was a member of Captain James Trimble's Company of Augusta County. James was a brother-in-law of Colo- nel Andrew Donnally. They married sisters. Jacob's father-in-law, Ludwig Shadows, was a German and a sergeant at Braddock's De- feat. Court records, Augusta County. The Dorans were buried at Johnson Cross Roads. I marked his grave, Monroe County. Jacob mar- ried Catherine Shadows. The Meadows. English and Bap- tist. Josiah Meadows, Jr. married Judith Lilly. He was a Primrttge Bap- tist preacher and a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He served under George Rogers Clark. With the help of the Veteran's Administration and Franklin Lilly, Josiah's grave was marked on the ridge above the mouth of the Little Bluestone River, Summers County. Josiah Meadows, Sr. was tried for treason but acquit- ted. Right before the Revolution, he had sworn allegiance to King George. He was living in Bedford County at the time. The Houchins. Saxons, Baptist faith. Houchins came to Virginia c. 1750. Edward Houchins, another veteran of the Revolution was wounded in the arm at Gates' Folly or Gates' Defeat. Son, James (b.'. If rebates on these vehicles go up this model year, we'll pay you the difference! Now, you don't have to wait to see when rebates will get bigger. We're giving you the biggest cash back you'll find all model year, right now, on many of our best 1990 cars and trucks. We guarantee it. 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The grave of Edward, I don't know, but I marked the grave of James C, Houchins, War of 1812, at the Kea- ton Cemetery, Greenville, I believe Edward Houchins was married twice. The Popps were Germans and Catholic. Frans Joseph Popp's par- ents were George Michael Popp and Katrina Hartmann. Franz "Frank" Popp came to America in 1848 because of the rebellion of workers. The trouble was known as the Rebellion of 1848. He was just one step ahead of the law when he left. He married Rosemary Good of Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. I know nothing of the Goods except they were in Pennsylvania at Fort Pitt during the Revolution. One fe- male member of the family was cap- tured by the Indians, but later she was ransomed. The rest of her life she was never comfortable with her own race or her own family. Frank and Rosemary buried at Mount Ol- ivet Cemetery, Charleston. When Franz "Frank' Popp came to Penn- sylvania, he stayed with some of his German relatives who had come to America before the Revolution. The Donnallys. McCreerys and Crawfords were from Ireland --- all were Presbyterian. Colonel Andrew Donnally married Jane McCreery, daughter of Captain John McCreery of Staunton, Virginia. Colonel Don- nally built and defended Fort Don- nally against about 200 Indians. He could look any man in the eye and tell him, "Go to hell," if the need arose. My kind of man. Donnally signed the petition to create Green- brier County. Colonel Donnally was accused of about anything and eve- rything. He was accused of turning one of his slaves Dick Pointer and his wife out of his household in their old age. This makes a good story, but 1 don't believe Donnally ever turned out Dick and his wife, and even if he did, the law said he had to maintain them in their old age. 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John's son, Ben- jamin, married Susan Ballard. Ben- jamin lived at Hunter's Springs for several years but later on this family or some of his children moved to Han's Creek. John Harvey was a veteran of the Revolution. Can't find a military record for Benjamin. Mor- ris Harvey was a member of this family, but I have never been able to appreciate Morris, Morris made it his vocation to keep in contact with all his ex-Confederate buddies and al- ways tried to persuade them to sell their mountain land or property to out-of-state corporations. He did a good job. Maybe that's why they named the college after him. The Thompsons. Captain John was a Revolutionary War veteran. He settled at first on New River. His sons Robert and James signed peti- tion for Greenbrier to be taken from Botetourt. The family was supposed to be descended from Mary Queen of Scots. Mary Stuart, and also of James t and Charles I. I have most of the records but as of yet I can't prove it. Patricia Givens Johnson of Christiansburg, Virginia is also work- ing on this project. The Alexanders of Union, the first to settle there, are cousins. John's wive was Elizabeth ? ? . My set of Thompsons William "King" Thompson and his wife Mary "Polly" Keaton are buried on Hans Creek, The Bullitts. French Huguenots. name pronounced Boo-lay in French. Came to colonies second half of 16009. Colonel Thomas Bullitt's father and mother were Ben- jamin and Elizabeth Harrison Bullitt. Bullitt County Kentucky named for Alexander Scott Bullitt, nephew of Thomas, Harrisonburg, Virginia, named for Thomas Harrison, a brother to Elizabeth. Many of the Bullitts were buried at Dumfries, Vir- ginia, Prince William County. Ceme- tery plowed under in 1950's. Colonel Thomas had an outstanding military record during French and Indian Wars and the Revolution. He was first owner of the "Homestead," Hot Springs, Virginia. Proper recognitior! will be given to Colonel Bullitt if~, 1991, by .present owners of the ho tel. Also Colonel Bullitt was first owner of what is now Charleston, West Virginia. I will .have a V.A tombstone for Thomas placed in the Ruffner Park on the Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston. Many of my Slaughter relatives are buried in this park. Two plaques are here, one to Clendenen, second owner of Char-. leston, and one to Ruffner, the third owner. I hope I'm abt~ to place it before Memorial Day 1990. Bultitt was colonel in First Virginia Regi- ment. His mistress, Martha Bro- naunt, or the correct spelling B~o- naugh. She was also of French Hu- guenot descent. Her daughter, Sarah, married Clement Trigg. Martha was a cousin of George Ma- son who had a college of law named for him. Mason wrote the Virginia state constitution which Jefferson used as a pattern for the Constitution of the United States. Mason refused to recognize or ap- prove the Constitution until he had the Bill of Rights added, I believe Captain William Bronaugh was Martha's father. He had a distin- guished military record in the French and Indian Wars and also the Revo- lution. I might be able to prove all this about the Bronaughs. Mason created the Virginia Land Office so as to pay veterans in land. I'm so very, very proud of what my or our ancestors have given us but so ashamed when I see what we have allowed our politicians to take away from us. Do I believe these men were saints? Heavens no! But they were men and the first ones in southern West Virginia who came to stay. Paul R. 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