Wood Kemble Donne Sands Hart Murray Trail

 


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Douglas Marcellus Thomas and Laire Ethel Trail

 




Husband Douglas Marcellus Thomas



 
 Born: 2 Jan 1922 - Chilhowie, Va.
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Died: 18 Oct 1995 - Roanoke, Va
 Buried: 
 
 Marriage: 22 Apr 1939 - Allegheny Co, North Carolina



Wife Laire Ethel Trail



 
 Born: 26 Feb 1912 - Smyth Co., VA
 Christened: 
Died: 28 Feb 2002 - Moneta, VA
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 Father: Joseph A. Trail (1893-1979)
 Mother: Cosby Mae Cline (1889-1951)




 
 Other Spouse: Luther Franklin Williams(1911-1974) - 22 Nov 1927 - Sullivan Cty, TN



Children


1 M Joseph Douglas Thomas



 
 Born: 24 Apr 1940 - Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia
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Died: 6 Jul 2011 - Roanoke, Va
 Buried: 
 
 Spouse: June Ann Mowbray (1943-      )
 Marr: 29 Oct 1966 - Roanoke, Va



2 M Roger Neal Thomas



 
 Born: 4 Aug 1944 - Smyth Co., VA
 Christened: 
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 Spouse: Eleanor Ruth Kaufman (1944-      )
 Marr: 29 May 1965 - Roanoke, Va



3 F Charlotte Faye Thomas



 
 Born: 20 Oct 1946 - Virginia
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 Spouse: Norman Gene Culbreth (1949-      )
 Marr: 2 Jun 1972 - Roanoke, Va




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Harry Thornton

 




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1 F Caroline Mary Thornton



 
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 Marr: 29 Dec 1874




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Peter Hugh Manners Wood RAFVR and Joan Timberlake

 




Husband Peter Hugh Manners Wood RAFVR



 
 Born: 17 Feb 1916 - Southampton, Hampshire, England 1
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 Father: Ralph Bulkoley Manners Wood (1880-1937)
 Mother: Olive Yates (Abt 1885-1982)



 
 Marriage: 1976 - Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

 
 Other Spouse: Renee Elizabeth Davidson(      -      ) - 27 Jul 1940 - Cookham Dean Church, Berkshire



Wife Joan Timberlake



 
 Born: 8 Aug 1923
 Christened: 
Died: 2002 - Berkshire, England
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Children



General Notes: Husband - Peter Hugh Manners Wood RAFVR


Alive in 1983. The birth date is in an announcement in the Gloucester Echo for Tuesday February 22, 1916, page 4.
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Thomas Wood and Rhona Cecilia Emily Tollemache

 




Husband Thomas Wood



 


 
 Born: 1 Jun 1853 - Cavendish Square, London
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Died: 26 Sep 1933 - Brighton
 Buried: 29 Sep 1933 - St Mary Magdalene, Littleton



 
 Father: Thomas Wood (1804-1872)
 Mother: Frances Smythe (1822-1892)



 
 Marriage: 17 Apr 1883 - St. James Piccadilly



Wife Rhona Cecilia Emily Tollemache



 


 
 Born: 25 Sep 1857 - Helmingham, Suffolk
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Died: 16 Oct 1940 - Midhurst 2
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 Father: John Halliday-Tollemache (1805-1890)
 Mother: Eliza Georgiana Duff (1829-1918)





Children


1 F Elyned Rhona Wood



 


 
 Born: 16 Mar 1884 - Aberllynfi, Breconshire
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Died: 25 Jan 1965
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 Spouse: Charles Hore-Ruthven (1878-1963)
 Marr: 21 Apr 1910 - St. John's Church, Boscombe 3



2 M Thomas David Wood



 
 Born: 25 Jan 1885 - Bunbury, Cheshire
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3 M Einon Alexander Wood



 
 Born: 24 Jul 1886 - Aberllynfi, Breconshire
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Died: 15 Jan 1925
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4 F Marslie Joyce Wood



 
 Born: 6 Nov 1895 - 9 Durham Place, Chelsea
 Christened: 
Died: 12 Nov 1964
 Buried: 
 
 Spouse: Charles Montague Truman (Abt 1881-1949)
 Marr: 12 Dec 1918 - St. George's Hanover Square




General Notes: Husband - Thomas Wood


Lord of Littleton Gwernyfed . He sold Middleham Castle, County York, to Samuel Cunliffe-Lister (later first Lord Masham) in 1889. Sold Littleton Park to Sir William Burbridge in 1907(see London Times March 30 , 1907 pg 11) (who restored it in the early 20th century after a fire which occurred in 1874). His daughter sold Gwernyfed Park in 1922. By that time he had a second residence, Rockmount, in Bournemouth, according to the London Times, December 13, 1918, pg. 11.

According to a summary of papers at the London Metropolitan Archives, "Captain Thomas Wood was lord of the manor of Littleton in 1906 (The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex, Vol. 2., 1911). The Littleton estate, comprising over 1250 acres in Littleton, Shepperton, Ashford and Laleham, was broken up and sold from 1892, although Captain Thomas Wood still owned much of the land in Littleton parish in the early twentieth century. He followed his father into the Grenadiers and saw action in the Sudan. Upon leaving the regular army he became a colonel in the Brecknockshire Rifle Volunteers and entered local government . The fire which destroyed the Littleton mansion in 1874 also consumed a fine collection of paintings. The most famous of these was Hogarth 's "Strolling Actors", which had been purchased in 1745 by Thomas Wood . The artist's signed receipt for the purchase money is among the documents in this collection (ACC.1302/91). It was preserved carefully by the family and is mentioned by James Thorne in his Handbook to the Environs of London, published in 1876." After the fire he built the Gwernyfed Park Mansion on his Gwernyfed Estate . For his creation of the Gwernyfed Park version of the Wood coat of arms see attached .

Col. Late Grenadier Guards, Late Lieut Col. 1st Brecon R. Volunteers. High Sherriff Brecnock 1886. Educated at Eton.


General Notes: Wife - Rhona Cecilia Emily Tollemache


bapt. Helmingham Oct 28, 1857. Her great great grandfather, Lionel Tollemache (1708-1770), 4th Earl of Dysart, was the great great great grandfather of Clarence Granville Sinclair (1858-1895) (see his entry).


General Notes: Child - Elyned Rhona Wood


bapt. Glasbury, April 19,1884. She sold Gwernyfed Park to Captain D'Ar cy Hall in 1922 according to articles in the London Times on September 7 and October 27, 1922. The mansion is now a school.


General Notes: Child - Thomas David Wood


bapt. Peckforton Castle Chapel, Chester Marh 7, 1885


General Notes: Child - Einon Alexander Wood


bapt. Glasbury Sept 12, 1895


General Notes: Child - Marslie Joyce Wood


bapt Christ Church, Chelsea Dec. 18, 1895
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Herbert Topham

 




Husband Herbert Topham



 
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1 F Elinore Mary Topham



 
 Born: 1865 - Duffield, Derbyshire
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Died: 25 Sep 1948 - Bournemouth
 Buried: 
 
 Spouse: Frederick Edward Mowbray Donne (1866-1951)
 Marr: 31 Aug 1892 - Matlock, Co. Derby




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John Vaughan and Catrin Morgan \Verch Harry Ap Trahairn

 




Husband John Vaughan



 
 Born: Abt 1525 - Carmarthenshire, Wales
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Died: 1574
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 Father: Hugh "Fychan" Vaughan (      -After 1547)
 Mother: Jane Verch Morus Ap Owen Ap Gruffydd Ap Nichola (      -      )



 
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 Other Spouse: Catrin Wogan(      -      )

 
 Other Spouse: Elsbeth Parry(      -      )



Wife Catrin Morgan \Verch Harry Ap Trahairn



 
 Born: Abt 1525 - Moddlescombe
 Christened: 
Died: After 1552
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 Father: Harry Morgan (      -      )
 Mother: Margred Wogan (      -      )





Children


1 M Walter Vaughan



 
 Born: - Carmarthenshire, Wales
 Christened: 
Died: 1598 - Carmarthenshire, Wales
 Buried: 
 
 Spouse: Katherine verch Griffith ap Rhys of Newton (      -Abt 1640)
 
 Spouse: Lettice Perrot (      -      ) 4




General Notes: Husband - John Vaughan


According to a summary of the Cawdor Vaughan muniments held by the Carmarthenshire Archive Service (ref. code GB 0211 CAWDOR), it was John, and not his father Hugh, who built the first Golden Grove mansion between 1560 and 1565. The Welsh name, Gelli Aur is probably a corruption of Gelli Oer, the cold grove, as the original mansion lay low down in the valley facing north.

John served as an MP for Carmarthen 1558, 1571 and 1572. His biography in "The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603", ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981, is as follows:
Family and Education

b. by 1525, 1st s. of Hugh Vaughan of Kidwelly by 1st w. Jane, da. of Moris ab Owen of Bryn-y-Beirdd, Llandeilo, Carm. and Upton Castle, Pemb. m. Catherine, da. of Henry Morgan of Muddlescwm, 2s. Henry and Walter. 1da.; at least 6s. 5da. illegit.
Offices Held

Bailiff, Carmarthen in 1553, mayor 1554-5, 1563-4, alderman in 1555; receiver, duchy of Lancaster, Kidwelly 10 Mar. 1554-d.; j.p.q. Carm. 1559-d.; commr. subsidy 1560, piracy 1565; customer, Milford Haven, Pemb. 1560-d.; steward, Cilgerran, Pemb. 1560-d; sheriff, Carm. 1562-3; bailiff, coroner, escheator and town clerk, Kidwelly by 1572.
Biography

The Vaughans of Golden Grove (as they came to be known) were of old Powys stock, traditionally of base descent from the princes of Powys. The first to appear in South Wales was Vaughan's father, who made a fortunate marriage into the family of Sir Rhys ap Gruffydd of Dynevor then the most powerful man in Wales. On Rhys's attainder in 1531, Hugh Vaughan (then a groom of the chamber) was one of those appointed to collect the rents accruing to the Crown from the attained man's lands in the lordship of Kidwelly.

John Vaughan II added substantially to the lands his father had acquired in the commote of Is-Cennan first by securing a lease of the manor of Dryslwyn, north of the Towy, and then in 1564, by taking leases of Rhys ap Gruffydd's former lands south of the river. It was here that the family mansion of Golden Grove was built, and tradition makes John Vaughan the builder. However, in all contemporary documents, up to and including his will, he is described as 'of Carmarthen' (or, as in the pardon roll of 1554, 'late of Carmarthen'). On the other hand, his request to be buried in the parish church of Llanfihangel Aberbythych suggests at least an intention to settle in the parish. In 1568 and 1566 he made further acquisitions from the forfeited lands of Rhys ap Gruffydd in and around Llanelly, Pembrey, Llanstephen and St. Clears (east and west of Kidwelly) and in Carmarthen borough. He also accumulated offices both in the lordship of Kidwelly and in Carmarthen borough, where his mayoralty was the subject of a complimentary ode by a bard of Gwynedd, and was followed by return to Parliament for the Boroughs. He became an important figure in the shire, in influence second only to the family of Jones of Abermarlais, the chief beneficiaries by the attainder of their kinsman Rhys ap Gruffydd.

Vaughan had to put up a fight in the court of the duchy of Lancaster in 1570-1 for his duchy lands and offices, and his title was evidently upheld: the offices provided the excuse for a period of leave of absence from Parliament 11 June 1572 and the lands remained in the family. Browne Willis is wrong in giving Vaughan as the Member for Carmarthenshire in 1571 in his printed list, and may also be wrong in giving John Morgan as the Member for Carmarthen Boroughs in 1571. If so, it is at least possible that Vaughan sat for the Boroughs in that Parliament. The John Vaughan who was on two committees in 1571 was presumably John Vaughan I, but both John Vaughans were on the committee discussing Mary Stuart, 12 May 1572.

Vaughan died in 1574. The parliamentary vacancy was filled by his heir and executor Walter, who also succeeded his father in the mayoralty of Carmarthen, the receivership of Kidwelly, and, later, the shrievalty of Carmarthenshire. In his will, dated 6 Aug. 1568 and proved 19 June 1574, Vaughan bequeathed the Is-Cennan lands centring on Golden Grove to Walter Vaughan, but the outlying estates, including manors, parsonages, townships and house property in and near Carmarthen and Kidwelly and in south Pembrokeshire, to his other son Henry. Those in Llanelly district went to a cousin; and provision was made in cash and stock totalling about 100 for his many illegitimate children. Charitable bequests amounted to no more than ten shillings for the poor, and another 1 for municipal uses, at Carmarthen, and 2 and a black gown to the bishop for a funeral sermon.

F. Jones, 'The Vaughans of Golden Grove', Trans. Cymmrod. Soc. 1963, pp. 98-102; Cal. sheriffs etc. of Carmarthen (NLW ms 5586B), 9-10; Somerville, Duchy, i. 643; J. E. Lloyd, Carm. ii. 467; APC, vii. 285; E178/3345; LP Hen. VIII, xxi(1), p. 248; CPR, 1554-5, p. 347; 1558-60, p. 245; 1560-3, p. 445; 1563-6, p. 332; PCC 26 Martyn; Augmentations, ed. Lewis and Davies (Univ. Wales Bd. of Celtic Studies, Hist. and Law ser. xiii), 246, 263-4; Exchequer, ed. E. G. Jones (same ser. iv), 114; Cynfeirdd Lleyn, 1905, pp. 80-1; Flenley, Cal. Reg. Council, Marches of Wales, 75; DL1/80/V2; CJ, i. 102; D'Ewes, 206.


General Notes: Child - Walter Vaughan


He was a member of parliament for Carmarthenshire in 1576 and 1593. His biography is as follows:

Family and Education
1st s. of John Vaughan II of Carmarthen and bro. of Henry. educ. ?G. Inn 1561. m. (1) Mary, da. of Griffith Rice of Newton, Llandefaison, 10s. inc. Sir John 3da.; (2) Lettice, illegit. da. of Sir John Perrot, wid. of Rowland Laugharne of St. Brides, Pemb., 2da. suc. fa. 1574.2

Offices Held
Bailiff, Carmarthen 1572-3, mayor 1574, 1580, 1597; receiver, Kidwelly 1574; j.p. Carm. from c.1575, q. by 1579, Pemb. from c.1591; sheriff, Carm. 1584-5, Pemb. 1593-4; commr. Exchequer, Carm. 1581; ragler, Carm. by 1589.3

Biography
Within three years of his succession to his father's estates Vaughan began to accumulate lands in the neighborhood of Carmarthen and Llanstephan. In 1581. he leased the manor of Llandeilo from the bishop of St. David's, and ten years later the addition to his holdings of a grist mill on the Llwchwr, near Llanelly, gave him a more southerly foothold. Here he worked 'for the space of halfa year ... one vein of coal'. In 1593 he acquired from Lord Audley a life interest in the manors of Hirfryn, Perfedd and Llandovery.4

Both Vaughan's offices and his lands brought their tale of litigation. In 1589 he charged before the court of Exchequer 26 tenants of four of the manors of Cantref Mawr (north of the Towy) with defrauding the Crown, and himself as ragler, by withholding customary dues. Two years later he defended before the same court his mill rights on the Llwchwr from tenants who were declining suit of mill. In 1591 he was accused of forging a bond, and the president of the council in the marches of Wales was directed by the Privy Council to look into the matter. In the last year of his life he was arraigned before both Exchequer and Star Chamber on charges of misusing his influence as magistrate to suborn, in the interests of a servant of his under sentence for murder, the jury in an Exchequer commission investigating the title to lands in Llangathen, near Llandeilo; his son John was further accused of assault and battery on the claimant to the lands.5

Vaughan was twice elected for his county, where his marriage into the house of Rice of Newton had enhanced his standing. He was elected to the 1576 session of the 1572 Parliament in place of his deceased father. At the beginning of the third session of of that Parliament his membership was challenged because he had been outlawed for debt, but a small and sympathetic committee consisting of the Speaker, Henry Knollys II and Henry Townshend excused him on the ground that the debt had been incurred as surety for a friend. Vaughan's brother-in-law Walter Rice succeeded him in the county representation in 1584. In his second Parliament Vaughan could have attended the subsidy committee appointed 26 Feb. 1593 and a legal committee appointed 9 Mar. His second marriage brought him little advantage, for Sir John Perrot was attainted in 1592. However, Vaughan found a powerful protector in the Earl of Essex, whose livery he wore, and who came to the defence of 'my servant' when in 1585 this 'affectionate follower' was denounced by the judges of the Carmarthen circuit for reprieving, on his patron's directions, a prisoner committed to his custody as sheriff. The Earl's intervention, however, came too late to save him from a Star Chamber fine for interference with the course of justice. In 1592 he was one of those from Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire commissioned by the Privy Council to root out recusancy and 'superstitious' practices in West Wales; four months later it came to light that he and several of his colleagues had not yet taken the oath of supremacy.6

In 1576 Walter Vaughan joined with others in petitioning for a free school at Carmarthen to replace an earlier one which had decayed. In the instrument granting the petition the Queen named the petitioners among the foundation wardens and governors of what still goes by the name of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School. Rent charges supporting the endowment were later challenged as an encroachment on common rights, which involved Vaughan's son Sir John in litigation 30 years later. Vaughan died intestate in 1598 and was succeeded by his son and heir John, afterwards Earl of Carbery.7

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603
Author: A.H.D.
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Doyle Yost and Elizabeth Trail

 




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 Father: Rufus L. Trail (Abt 1908-1994)
 Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Hogston (Abt 1911-1975)



Events

1. Residence: 1975, Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA.


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Joseph Edward Trail and Maggie M. VanDyke

 




Husband Joseph Edward Trail



 
 Born: 1912 - Tazewell County, Virginia
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Died: 24 Jan 1956 - Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
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 Father: John Henry Trail (1878-Between 1923/1930)
 Mother: Emily Jane Brown (1889-1960)



 
 Marriage: 8 Oct 1932 - Tazewell County, VA



Wife Maggie M. VanDyke



 
 Born: 1915
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1 M David Trail



 
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2 M Henry Trail



 
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3 M Fred Trail



 
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4 F Unknown Trail



 
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 Spouse: Ray Sneider (      -      )



5 F Connie Sue Trail



 
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General Notes: Husband - Joseph Edward Trail


Obit: Clinch Valley News, Tazewell County, Virginia
27 January 1956 issue
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Luther Franklin Williams and Laire Ethel Trail

 




Husband Luther Franklin Williams



 
 Born: 22 Jan 1911 - Ashe Co, North Carolina
 Christened: 
Died: 29 Jul 1974 - Pulaski, VA
 Buried: 
 
 Marriage: 22 Nov 1927 - Sullivan Cty, TN



Wife Laire Ethel Trail



 
 Born: 26 Feb 1912 - Smyth Co., VA
 Christened: 
Died: 28 Feb 2002 - Moneta, VA
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 Father: Joseph A. Trail (1893-1979)
 Mother: Cosby Mae Cline (1889-1951)




 
 Other Spouse: Douglas Marcellus Thomas(1922-1995) - 22 Apr 1939 - Allegheny Co, North Carolina

1. Divorce: 10 Sep 1939, Smyth Co., VA.


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1 F Sarah Blanche Williams



 
 Born: 13 Oct 1928
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Died: 8 Jan 1929 - Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia
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2 M Kenneth Harold Williams



 
 Born: 15 Jun 1934 - Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia
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Died: 19 Feb 1994 - Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
 Buried: 
 
 Spouse: Elaine Janet Hieber (1936-1981)
 Marr: 10 Oct 1960 - Allegheny Co, North Carolina



3 M Donald Williams



 
 Born: 1937 - Virginia
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Died: 1939 - Virginia
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Mollie Trail

 




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Wife Mollie Trail



 
 Born: Abt 1875 - VA
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Died: 9 Oct 1958 - Smyth Co., VA 5
 Buried: - Walker's Creek Chapel Cemetery



 
 Father: 
Mother: Nancy J. Trail (Abt 1844-      )




 
 Other Spouse: James A. Pierce(Abt 1861-After 1930) - Abt 1900 - Smythe Co., Va. 6



Children


1 M John George Trail



 


 
 Born: 9 Nov 1891 - Maiden Springs, Tazewell Co., VA
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Died: 30 Nov 1972
 Buried: 3 Dec 1972 - Roselawn Cemetary, Marion
 
 Spouse: Susie Caldonia Evans (1890-1976)
 Marr: 24 Dec 1909 - Bristol, Tn.



2 M Joseph A. Trail



 
 Born: 1 Jul 1893 - Maiden Springs, Tazewell Co., VA 7
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Died: 21 Jan 1979 - Smyth Co., VA 8
 Buried: 23 Jan 1979 - Walker's Creek Chapel Cemetary
 
 Spouse: Cosby Mae Cline (1889-1951)
 Marr: 28 Mar 1911 - Smythe Co., Va. 9
 
 Spouse: Virginia B. (      -      )



3 M John B. Trail



 
 Born: Apr 1895 - Maiden Springs, Tazewell Co., VA
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General Notes: Child - John B. Trail


Mollie listed only two children in the 1910 census. It is possible that John B. is the son of her sister, Susan. He was living with his grandmother, Nancy J. Trail, at the time of the 1900 census.

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Sources


1 Civil Registration, Southampton, 1st Quarter 1916, Vol. 2c, pg 76.

2 obituary - London Times, October 19, 1940, pg. 1.

3 announcement - London Times, April 21, 1910, pg. 13.

4 Griffith J.E. Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families, 292.

5 "Smyth Co., Virginia Cemetaries" Vol. 3 by Mack and Ken Sturgill, pg 210.

6 1910 census.

7 WWII Draft Registration.

8 "Smyth Co., Virginia Cemetaries" Vol. 3 by Mack and Ken Sturgill, pg 209.

9 Smyth Co. Marriage Register.


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