James and Cathy Minett Murphy
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Cathy Minett Murphy
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The sources of information for the above families are a result of many years of research. My objective is to provide a compilation of many sources to assist all future researchers. I disclaim any responsibility for typographical errors, misspellings or erroneous statements or opinions within this homepage. I have attempted to give credit to the sources of all information whenever possible. In addition to the thousands of letters of correspondence from many researchers and extensive research handed down to me by my grandfather, Joseph J. Thomas (1900-1980), a few of the sources are as follows:

  • 1. Families of Washington County and Bristol, Virginia (1776-1996), compiled by the Holston Territory Genealogical Society and Don Mills, Inc., (Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishing, 1996). Copies of this book may be purchased by contacting the the Holston Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 433, Bristol, VA-TN 24203-0433.
  • 2. History of Southwest Virginia (1746-1786) and Washington County (1777-1870), by Lewis Preston Summers, (Baltimore, MD: Regional Publishing Company, 1979)
  • 3. Annals of Southwest Virginia (1769-1800), by Lewis Preston Summers, (The Overmountain Press, 1929, Reprinted 1992)
  • 4. High on a Windy Hill, by Catherine S. McConnell, (Bristol, TN, The King Printing Company, 1968)
  • 5. The Rosenbaum-Rosenbalm Family of Southwest Virginia, by Clifford R. Canfield
  • 6. Widener Family of Widener's Valley: Descendants of Michael and Elizabeth Widener, by Shirley Widener Crump, 2510 Beech Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • 7. Widener Family of Widener's Valley: Descendants of John Widener and Obedience Owen, by Shirley Widener Crump, 2510 Beech Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • 8. Thomasson Traces: Lineages of the Thomasson Family (1677-1990), by Curtis H. Thomasson and Marjorie B. Malloy, (Roswell, GA, WH Wolfe Associates, Inc., 1990)
  • 9. The Marriages of Washington County, Virginia (1781-1853), compiled by D.E. Brown, 1993.
  • 10. 1810-1840 U.S. Census of Washington County, Virginia, (Wichita, KS, S-K Publications)
  • 11. 1850 U.S. Census of Washington County, Virginia, by Dr. John F. Schunk, editor, (Wichita, KS, S-K Publications, 1989)
  • 12. 1860 U.S. Census of Washington County, Virginia, Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, edited and indexed by John P. and Rubinette M. Niemann, 1989
  • 13. 1840 U.S. Census of Smyth County, Virginia, (Wichita, KS, S-K Publications)
  • 14. 1850 U.S. Census of Smyth County, Virginia, by Dr. John F. Schunk, editor, (Wichita, KS, S-K Publications, 1988)
  • 15. Abijah Thomas and His Octagonal House, by Mack H. Sturgill, (Marion, VA, Tucker Printing, 1990)
  • 16. Smyth County, Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I, by Mack H. Sturgill and Kenneth L. Sturgill, (Marion, VA, Dean Tucker Printing, 1993)
  • 17. Smyth County, Virginia Cemeteries, Volume II, by Mack H. Sturgill and Kenneth L. Sturgill, (Marion, VA, Dean Tucker Printing, 1994)
  • 18. Smyth County, Virginia Cemeteries, Volume III, by Mack H. Sturgill and Kenneth L. Sturgill, (Marion, VA, Dean Tucker Printing, 1995)
  • 19. Buchanan: The Family History of James Buchanan, Son of Alexander Buchanan of Pennsylvania (1702-1976), by John A. Blakemore (Bristol, VA, Quality Printers, Inc., 1978)
  • 20. 37th Virginia Infantry, by Thomas M. Rankin, (Lynchburg, VA, H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987)
  • 21. History of the Descendants of John Hottel:Immigrant from Switzerland to America, by Rev. W.D. Huddle, B.S., Lulu May Huddle, and Rev. B. Paul Huddle (Toms Brook, VA, Hottel-Keller Memorial, Inc., 1992)
  • 22. The Descendants of Rev. Joseph Rhea of Ireland, by Edward F. Foley (Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, Inc., 1996)
  • 23. Washington County, Virginia Marriage Returns: 1776-1855, abstracted by Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott, (Athens, GA, Iberian Pub. Co., 1994)
  • I encourage you to purchase all of the above excellent publications, as I have. I also encourage you to become members of the Holston Territory Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 433, Bristol, VA-TN 24203, the Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, P.O. Box 484, Abingdon, VA, and the Smyth County Historical Society, P.O. Box 574, Marion, VA 24354. Please feel free to contact me if you have any corrections or suggestions:
  • Andrew P. Thomas
  • 7140 N. Haywood Farms Road
  • Brazil, IN 47834

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