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There are lots of great finds on this site if you are researching family history and you have families connected to Scott County, Virginia. There are hundreds of photos and documents and I want you to be able to find the ones you’re looking for, then share your connections with others. I’ve corresponded with some wonderful people in the more than 5 years since I started working on this project.

The Navigation Bar…

Just below the masthead image is the navigation bar, or nav bar for short. It contains  links to the main sections of the site. Most of the buttons are self explanatory, like HOME and CONTACT ME, but the most important is the one labeled SCOTT COUNTY SURNAMES. Click this link and see a list of every surname that can be found on this site. Click a name on that list and you will be taken to an archive page where every item has some connection to that surname. It may be a photo of your long lost grandfather or simply an entry on a transcribed document.

You can scroll through an archive page where you’ll see a brief snippet on each entry. When you reach the bottom of the page you can use the PREVIOUS and NEXT links to continue browsing. When you find a snippet that looks interesting click on it to view the entry.

Each entry is a unique page that will allow visitors to comment and see links to possibly related entries.

Commenting…

Your comments are encouraged and greatly appreciated, they are what will make this site so valuable. The comment box is a place where you can share your ideas, express your appreciation to the submitter or let others know that you are researching the same families. You never know what little tidbit of information can send you in the right direction.

To submit a comment you will be required to leave a name and an email address. Your email address will not be automatically displayed. If you want your email address to show up, type it in the large box along with your comment.

The first time you submit a comment it will go into moderation and will not show up on the site until it has been approved by me. After your first comment has been approved, each time you submit a comment using the same name and email address, your comment will automatically be approved and posted immediately. This keeps the spammers from flooding the comment section with their junk.

There is new feature now that will let to Subscribe to Comments. Check the box to be notified by email whenever a new comment is added to that entry. Don’t miss that person with the missing link! You can also subscribe to comments without commenting yourself.

The Sidebar…

  • Search – one of the most important aspects of this site. You can enter any surname, location or keyword that you wish. The search engine will search every post in this site and list the results in snippets that you can click on and then view each post in full, along with the comments for each post.
  • Pages – here you will find links to pages that list every surname on this site, pages that give information about this site, how it works and information on how to submit your photos, files and links (and eventually some about me).
  • Categories –¬† each post is listed under at least one category. You can choose a category and every post in that category will be listed. For example if you choose Headstones, every post with a headstone photo will be listed. The category link is also listed under the title of each post. The category list will most likely expand as the site does.
  • Family Files are generally text files sent in by folks like you that enhance the photos by giving information on the individuals or families. They are easily printed in your web browser.
  • Regional Repositories – links to site by organizations that have information relevant to Scott County researchers.
  • Researcher’s Sites are links to web pages put together by folks like us, that also have information on families and history connected to Scott County.

If you have any problems please fell free to contact me. Good luck and enjoy!

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barnett March 8, 2013 at 6:49 am

it came from virgina

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Peggy Baker September 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I would like to have any information anyone may have on date of death or burial place of John Jackson Tread(a)way, s/o Benjamin Franklin Tread(a)way or Andrew Jackson Herald, s/o Nancy Tread(a)way Herald. There was always a question as to whether my grandfather was the son of John Jackson or Andrew. Either way, I would be a Treadway descendent; however I would like to find out which one. In the censuses the family all used the name Treadaway, then later changed it to Herald. I have marriage certificate copy of marriage between my great-grandmother, Polly and John Jackson Treadway, but have not been able to find one between Polly and Andrew Jackson Herald. There were four children, William, Charles Bradley (my grandfather), Ewan, and Elizabeth (Lizzie).

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Peggy Baker September 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I would like to have any information anyone may have on date of death or burial place of John Jackson Tread(a)way, s/o Benjamin Franklin
Tread(a)way or Andrew Jackson Herald, s/o Nancy Tread(a)way Herald. There has aways been a question as to whether my grandfather was the son of John Jackson or Andrew. Either way I would be a Treadway descendent; however, I would like to find out which one. I have a copy of the marriage certificate between my great-grandmother, Polly Baker Adams and John Jackson Treadway, but have not been able to verify marriage between Polly and Andrew Jackson Herald. In the censuses Polly and the children used the name Treadaway, but in the next census they all listed their last name as Herald. There were four children, William, Charles Bradley (my grandfather), Ewing, and Elizabeth (Lizzie). When Charles Bradley married my grandmother he used the name Treadway. After they were divorced he went into the military under the name Brad Harrold. If anyone has any information regarding this I would love to hear from you.

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Stephen Johnson September 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Looking for Benjamin Franklin Sexton b. 1836 in Scott, County. My have changed his name but this is the name the use when he joined the Civil War. Enlisted at Ft. Blackmore, and was sent to Camp Moccasin Gap. He was captured at Cumberlian Gap, in Tennessee. Taken to Camp Douglas, until the War ended. When released he moved to Texas, married Matilda Richmond Busby. William Richmond died in Camp Douglas. They had four children, Levi, Amanda, Texanna, and William F. He died in 1929 in Kaufman, Texas. If you have access to any information I appreciated your help.
Thank You,
Stephen

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Peggy Baker September 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

. Peggy Baker September 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I would like to have any information anyone may have on date of death or burial place of John Jackson Tread(a)way, s/o Benjamin Franklin
Tread(a)way or Andrew Jackson Herald, s/o Nancy Tread(a)way Herald. There has aways been a question as to whether my grandfather was the son of John Jackson or Andrew. Either way I would be a Treadway descendent; however, I would like to find out which one. I have a copy of the marriage certificate between my great-grandmother, Polly Baker Adams and John Jackson Treadway, but have not been able to verify marriage between Polly and Andrew Jackson Herald. In the census Polly and the children used the name Treadaway, but in the next census they all listed their last name as Herald. There were four children, William, Charles Bradley (my grandfather), Ewing, and Elizabeth (Lizzie). When Charles Bradley married my grandmother he used the name Treadway. After they were divorced he went into the military under the name Brad Harrold. If anyone has any information regarding this I would love to hear from you. My e-mail is peggybake1.pb@gmail.com

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kathy lee December 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Iam looking for information on howard b barnett son of martha Gilliam and andrew anderson Barnett.

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Melissa Gillenwater March 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm

I am looking for information I my handfather. My mom was only 9 when he passed. Th is was his second marriage so his children from his first buried him with his first wife Mary. We do t k ow much of h I. An would l Iove to connect with anyone who might know any information. Possibly buried in the Sperrs Ferry area.

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Patti L. August 18, 2016 at 11:41 am

Does anyone know if there is a record keeper for the Lawson Confederate Cemetery near Snowflake? I do not need a listing of burials or a look up of a burial. There are several resources online for the burials. I am trying to find out if records are kept for the installation of replacement markers. I am curious to know if it is possible to determine who paid to place the modern stone for Wm Lawson “The Scottish Rebel” and when it was placed. Also if anyone would know what became of his prior stone and if a picture of it exists.

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