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whisman smyth county va

Posted: 2 Jun 2001 9:27AM GMT
Edited: 19 Jul 2001 11:20PM GMT
looking for information on a whisman family
living in smyth county va. record listings found are as follows...
w.l. whisman 1988 business directory
undertaker sugar grove
marriage records
elizabeth whisman m james w nelson
12/22 1846
abram nelson m catherine shupe
jacob whisman m alpha shupe
any information would be appreciated

Jacob Whisman Alpha Shupe

Posted: 6 Jun 2001 1:59PM GMT
Edited: 2 Jul 2001 5:02AM GMT
Linda, I have some information on Jacob Whisman who married Alpha Shupe. He was my 1st cousin 4 X removed.
Jacob was the son of Henry H. Whisman and Mary King. He is on the 1850 Smyth Co. VA census with his father and some siblings in his household. Hope this helps. You can e-mail me if you want more information.

jacob whisman

Posted: 6 Jun 2001 5:28PM GMT
Edited: 19 Jul 2001 11:20PM GMT
i am looking for an elizabeth whisman
she is listed in smythe county as marrying
james w nelson 12/22/1846. it seems they moved to grayson county after marriage.
could she be the sister of your jacob?

Jacob Whisman Alpha Shupe

Posted: 6 Jun 2001 8:07PM GMT
Edited: 2 Jul 2001 5:02AM GMT
Jacob did have a sister Elizabeth b. 1826 but I don't have any information on her. He also had siblings; Nancy b. 1828, Calvin b. 1832, Andrew b. 1836 who md. Mary A. Sweet, and Isaac b. unknown. Andrew was born deaf and dumb. Hope this helps.
Posted: 7 Jun 2001 5:55AM GMT
Edited: 19 Jul 2001 11:20PM GMT
she must be the one, all the dates are in-line. she is probably my ggg grandmother. i am waiting for a birth certificate from
richmond to verify. the line goes...
elizabeth married to james w nelson
son ezra newton nelson m to rebecca jane
brewer, son arthur nelson m? lydia stamper
daughter blanche irene, my grandmother,
of course the birth certificate might not
have arthur's name on it. this is very murky.

elizabeth and james w are listed many times
in grayson county documents. it looks like
he owned a few mills in troutdale. how about parents for jacob and elizabeth?

Jacob Whisman's parents

Posted: 7 Jun 2001 8:59PM GMT
Edited: 2 Jul 2001 5:02AM GMT
Jacob was the son of Henry H. Whisman and Mary King. Elizabeth was his sister, their daughter. Henry H. was md. 1st to Eva Nave who died not long after the birth of their son Abraham Whisman. Jacob's name was Jacob R. King Whisman. Henry's parents were John and Mary Ann Copenhaver Whisman, my 4th great grandparents. Henry's brother Albion/Alvin/Albin Whisman was my 3rd great grandfather. His son Calvin was my 2nd great grandfather. Calvin's son Jacob Whisman was my great grandfather and Jacob's daughter Ollie Whisman was my grandmother.
e-mail me at if you want.
Ollie Campbell Teltow

Re: whisman smyth county va

Posted: 28 Jul 2001 12:47AM GMT
Edited: 21 Jul 2003 10:15PM GMT
Surnames: Whisman
I am also searching for a Whisman family that had connections to Sugar Grove. A Rebecca Whisman married James James in 1831 in Wythe County. James and Rebecca lived in the Sugar Grove area. Rebecca's parents were reportedly Joseph Whisman and Alpha Shupe. Joseph was a postmaster. Do you have any information. John Massey

Re: whisman smyth county va

linda (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2001 3:06PM GMT
unfortunately we are in the process of moving and all of my
findings are packed away. i went back thru the marriage
records for smthye county and i see an alpha shupe marrying
jacob whisman 8/21/1844 which doesn't go along with your dates. jacob would have been the brother of my elizabeth.
have you tried the new river notes site? type in, the side bar will have a history & geneology site, go there and into new river note from there. it is a great site for the area.
please keep in touch, linda
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