About this site

Quite a few years ago I started a website on Rootsweb that I envisioned as a place where I could put, online, scanned images of our ancestors that were in some way connected to Scott County Virginia. It started out as pictures of people, then quickly evolved with pictures of headstones, scanned documents and family files from many generous contributors.

I wanted to post these images and allow folks to comment on them, to add their knowledge to the pages that featured these pictures. It took me a little while to write the scripts and set things up so this could happen. It was clunky and time consuming and before long, because of the huge response, along with other things that were going on in my life, it became more than I could manage. That was then…

Things have changed quite a bit on the internet. With the advent of blogging and blogging software, what I had envisioned in the beginning is easier than ever to accomplish.

I have imported the information from the old site, and left modified index pages there to redirect all page queries to this site.

Please remember that the information contained here has been donated by folks like you and I, for your personal use. Feel free to copy or print any of the information for your personal records, but they are not to be reproduced in any form for profit.

I hope that you find here the treasures that I have.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Glenna Taylor Cox March 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

My father (Henry Stuart Taylor) was born in Dunganen VA. In Scott County Virginia. My grandfather (Robert Lee Taylor) and grandmother (Louisa Creech Taylor) lived in Dunganen. Robert Lee Taylor’s parents and my great grandparents were John Taylor and his wife Orpha Ann Nash Taylor. My father had pleasant memories of his Dunganon VA. home. He spoke of having a large number of cousins there. He encouraged my brothers and I to visit that area. Any communication or photos would be very much appreciated. I have a photo of ORPHA ANN NASH TAYLOR that I will be happy to share. Glenna Taylor Cox glennacox@me.com


debra May 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

glenna ,my grandfather was Fleetwood Warren Taylor ,his mother was Orpha Ann Nash Taylor, please ,please send me a photo of her , Here I have 7 cousins that are grandchildren of Fleetwood ,we would all appreciate this precious photo, we only have a pic of Fleetwood at his funeral, none of the rest of his siblings. My e-mail address is Goodtoknowem@gmail.com Thankyou so much……


Susan K. Richards May 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm


So excited to find this web site. I am related to the Daniel Ash Sr., & Susan Pridemore line. Daniel’s son, Elodewick and his wife Lucinda Roller; they had a daughter Eliza Catherine Ash. Eliza is my great great grandmother. Anything to do with this line I would love to receive. Please contact me @ wahoo1015@comcast.net.


Susan K. Richards


rebecca johnson October 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

would like any info on Robert l Williams b1831– married to Elizabeth hackney–
children Samuel v Williams b1863–married to mary lou peters b1871
1940 lived in scott va living in household were
Samuel v and mary lou, Samuel’s brother mack c Williams b1854, sister mary j Williams b1856 and son Kenny c Williams b1899


Betty January 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

My grandfather married Ida May Heron (On ancestry.com, I have found it as Herron as few times) in 1906. Ida and Robert Shirts moved back to his home in Idaho where she passed away in 1908. After my mother passed away, I inherited Ida’s photos. Of course, there is no names on them. After much research on ancestry.com I have discovered that she came from a large family, her parents where WH and Caroline Heron, both from Scott County. I have scanned the photos and would love to get copies back to her family and would also like to learn more about Ida’s family.



Betty January 14, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I need to learn to proof read things before I send. grammar error……are no names not is no name. My email address is griffitht611@gmail.com


Kaye Palacios February 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

Please is anyone able to give me any data, or clues on the Joseph Johnson family that was attack by Indians at Rye Cove in 1789 ? As also looking for anyone descended from any of his children….William ; Matthew ; Easter ; Zack ; James……….would like to compare notes. Does anyone know where the oldest graveyard is….and the location of Rye Cove Fort ? Please help, even if you are not a Johnson descendant, but know the fort area etc. Appreciate any and all answers


Patrick February 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I do not know if our Johnson lineages are connected. You may contact me at patrck1958@gmail.com.


Kaye Palacios February 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

Patrick please contact me , worked with Marion Johnson years ago who was descended from “OLD” Patrick Johnson from Scott Co. He believed we were connected…………

Kaye – kayep1943@gmail.com


Kaye Palacios February 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

Wish to exchange data on all Johnson researchers of Scott Co.


Kaye Palacios February 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

need help on the Joseph Johnson family of Rye Cove. Does anyone know the names of his wives ? Especially wife # 2..have seen post that say she was a Harris but nothing to back it up. They would have married about 1790 had at least 2 know children James who married Lydia Taylor………..& Susannah who married William Hamilton.Any clues appreciated. Kaye


Marilynn Wrigley September 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I am searching for information about James Elbert Riggs, born Feb. 2, 1851 in Rye Cove, Scott County VA. His parents were Richard and Nancy Riggs and he was married to Nancy Putt. There is a document called “The Riggs Family of Scott County Virginia 1782-1960” for which I am searching for a copy. If anyone has a copy I would be so grateful to have it and any other clues to this family.
Marilynn Wrigley
My email is riglee@sbcglobal.net


Tab Hall July 20, 2015 at 11:39 am

My maternal grandmother was Anna Mae Spears and married John Claud Vaughn. Family history (unproven) has stated that Speer’s Ferry was named after her family and that they were of Cherokee lineage. Duly noted is the difference in spelling. I am unsure of her DOB, but I do know she died in 1954 and bore 16 children, some of whom died in infancy (one was a set of stillborn twins). My grandfather died in 1962 and the last of their children passed away July 31, 2013.

If anyone has any information to help back up this claim, please contact me at: t7years@aol.com and notate it in the subject line so I won’t think it’s spam and delete it.

Thank you,
Tab (Harris) Hall – not related to the Harris family listed here


Tab Hall July 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

I just noticed that today would have been my mother’s 73rd birthday!


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