Is there anyone on this board that can do an estate lookup or provide me with the proper contact for requesting such help? I have had a hard time researching in Virginia due to many outdated links and addresses.
I have been researching my family history for many, many years, and just today saw a cemetery transcription on Find-A-Grave that listed the father of a man who might be my 3g grandfather's brother. I have no proof and hope that the estate of this man will help.
Jacob Hedrick, Jr. married Molly Reiter and then Catherine Mease and lived his entire life in Pittsylvania County. I have assumed that my ggg grandfather John Hedrick was Jacob Jr.'s brother only because some of Jacob's children moved to Indiana with John and that John lived in Pittsylvania at one time too, however, he resided in Giles before moving west. This is why I think he may be related because why would Jacob's children from Pittsylvania County travel west with a man who lived in Giles County if they were not related somehow?
The cemetery listing mentioned above states that Jacob Jr. was the son of Jacob Sr. (obviously) and that Jacob Sr. died in 1822; no date. After going to the Pittsylvania County GenWeb site, I see that he is indexed in "Book 7, 1821-1824" but have no idea what this book is or where it is located, or what page(s) he can be found. This index was found here:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/probate.htm
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!