Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Phoebe Barksdale

Phoebe (BARKSDALE) STINSON appears on pages 56 and 76 of "So Obscure A Person.” Her children were descendants of Alexander STINSON of Buckingham County. Her father Hickerson BARKSDALE (page 77) was a Revolutionary War soldier in the South Carolina militia under Captain John Cowan. He has been proved as a DAR Patriot Ancestor #A006165.

Her husband was George STINSON who appears on pages 43, 76-79. Although no one has yet proved him as a DAR Patriot, he signed a Virginia petition in 1780, that is now housed at the Library of Congress: Buckingham County Stinson Patriots.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sarah Stinson & William Killgore

Sarah C. STINSON, born 23 December 1814, at Wilkes County, Georgia is a descendant of Alexander STINSON of Buckingham County, Virginia. She married William KILLGORE  on 7 January 1836, at Perry County, Alabama. Her KILLGORE descendants settled in Texas. Sarah died at Lisbon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana on 26 October 1895.

The parents of Sarah STINSON, Dudley and Susannah STINSON, are featured on page 82 of "So Obscure A Person” where their ancestry is documented back to the STINSON family of Buckingham County.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Robert J. Stinson Family, 1870

The lineage of the Robert J. STINSON family is documented back to Alexander STINSON on pages 124, 125 of So Obscure A Person. His son Robert Lee STINSON, recorded on the census below, was the father of Admire "AD" Creed STINSON whose obituary appears below.

Robert J. Stinson family, 1870 Census of Buckingham County, Virginia (James River District)
Admire “Ad” Creed Stinson, 86, of 147 Second Street, Madison Heights, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at Camelot Hall Nursing Home. He was the husband of Lelia Morris Stinson. He was born in Buckingham County, June 4, 1912, the son of the late Robert Lee Stinson and Minnie Bryant Stinson. He retired from Glamorgan Foundry and was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Raymond and Joyce Stinson of Lynchburg, Steve and Cynthia Stinson of Madison Heights; one daughter, Eleanor Geraline Evans of Monroe; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a special friend, Donald Tyree of Madison Heights. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Whitten Monelison Chapel by Dr. Timothy Madison. Burial will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. The family requests memorials be made to the Madison Heights Baptist Church Building Fund or the Monelison Rescue Squad. (Lynchburg City, Virginia Obituaries)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Stephen Stinson, War of 1812 Soldier

On the fifth of August 1814, Stephen STINSON was amongst a group of young Buckingham County, Virginia soldiers who marched from New Canton to fight during the War of 1812. The genealogy of Stephen STINSON is documented on page 95 of "So Obscure A Person.”