History and Families of

Last updated: 14 June 2000

The Chadwell Family data is back with corrections, additions and a whole new layout! I used Gary Welker's excellent ged-to-html software, GedHTree, and hope you'll be as happy with the results as I am. The James Room is now closed for remodelling. It will come back soon in its updated form, with notes and sources included.

Here you will find transcriptions of primary and secondary sources relating to my family and Gilmer County history, genealogies of some of the descendants of David CHADWELL, Isaac JAMES and James KENNEDY, several family stories, some old family photographs, and a section of useful links. Enjoy your visit and come again soon!

The Garden Gate

The Rose Garden
Here you will find transcriptions of primary records, including local cemetaries.

The Library
Here are excerpts from secondary source materials concerning the history of the county and of certain families.
The Pansy Patch
Here are some oral histories, stories, and miscellaneous...

The Chadwell Room
Some of the descendants of David Chadwell (1732-1832) of Halifax Co., VA, and Elizabeth Turner (ca. 1753-bef.1800), of Pittsylvania Co., VA, and related families: Southern, Cloud, Brittain.

The James Room
Some descendants of Isaac James (ca1776-bef1818) of Bath Co., VA, and Abigail Riggs (ca1775- ca1825) of Bath Co., VA, and related families. Other major surnames: Beall/Bell, Coberly/Cubberley, Furr, Norman, Stump, Wilson.

The Kennedy Room
Some descendants of James Kennedy (1775-1845) of Ireland and Harrison Co., (W) VA, and Zurah VanHorn (1775-aft.1845) of Harrison Co., (W) VA, and related families. Other major surnames: Beall, Dennison, Drake, James, Pickens, Ross, Stalnaker, Swisher.

Photo Gallery

James Ancestors (91K)
Chadwell Ancestors (61K)
Kennedy Ancestors (130K)
My Family (88K)

Useful & Interesting Links

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