Author: Jeff Roberts

He fought for the South & the North

  Joseph Banks Wallen was born February 14, 1840 at Kyles Ford, Hawkins (now Hancock) County, Tennessee on the Wallen family farm. He married twice. His first wife was Susan Baker; with her he had two children, Luther Wallen born 1866 and Elizabeth Wallen born 1868. Susan died in...
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“Big Sandy” Wallen

Note from Jeff: I was told by dad that the reason that they called him "Big Sandy" was that he always talked about getting land along the Big Sandy River, thinking that it was good land. Well, he finally went there and returned disappointed. He claimed...
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William Roberts Sr. & Cornelius Roberts-brothers?

Originally posted at http://sites.google.com/site/descendantsofcorneliusroberts/fsdbhdj 13 Aug 2010 Col. James Robert’s Tories were active on the NW side of the Blue Ridge in the Ashe Co., NC area according to Col. Richard Allen’s pension claims. By family associations it has been suggested that Cornelius Roberts (Neal Roberts) is the son or...
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Captain David Looney’s Militia Roster, 1774 Fincastle County, VA

  originally posted at http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/COPE/2001-04/0987874434 Capt. David Looney’s CO 1774 Fincastle- 34 men listed and here are a few of these men. 1) Lt. Daniel Boone- Jno. Anderson Ensign 2) Israel Boone 3) Joseph Blackmore- I believe this is Blakemore – has Fort ( 1774 Fincastle ) listed in Russell CO...
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The Long Hunter

The Long Hunter by Emory L. Hamilton, p. 29, The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Spring l984. Originally posted at http://www.angelfire.com/co3/Skaggs/stories/long.html The Long Hunter was peculiar to Southwest Va., only and nowhere else on any frontier did such hunts ever originate. True, there were hunters and groups of hunters on...
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