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orphanages in virginia

Posted: 11 Nov 2000 8:11AM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2001 11:16PM GMT
looking for info on any orphanages in amherst co or richmond va. my father was in an orphanage in va he was never adopted but a foster child his foster parents were jessie lignian in ashland va.my father name Henry lee evans b.7-22-1933 his mother madian name was gladys evans.

Re: orphanages in virginia

Gloria Forbes (View posts)
Posted: 19 Sep 2004 10:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hylton; Forbes;
My husbands 2 uncles and one aunt were put in orphanage in the Presbyterian Home for Children in Lynchburg, VA in the 1920's. Have tried to get info from home (no longer active). Was told no individual records were kept except only number accepted by the year (ie, 1928- 3 children; 1929- 2 children, etc). Sorry couldn't be of more help. Gloria

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Suzanne (View posts)
Posted: 1 Aug 2006 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Am also looking for info on three aunts that in early 1900s who were put in an orphanage. I found the Miller home for girls in Lynchburg and a Miller home for boys in Albemarle County. In my searach I found that on of these aunts worked at an orphage in Richmond during the 60s. My mom says the name was either Heritage or Hermitage Orphanage.

Re: orphanages in virginia

Suzanne (View posts)
Posted: 2 Aug 2006 1:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Just noticed the dates of all the other postings, hope someone is still interested. I just found out that my aunt did not work in the Richmond orphanage in the 60s but sometime in the 30s or 40s. Hope it helps.

Re: orphanages in virginia

Posted: 30 Oct 2012 6:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I, also looked for my father in orphanages in Richmond. I may have an answer for you. I did find my father. I looked for him and his 4 sisters in the 1910 and 1920 census. I found a sister at, The Children's Home Society of Richmond, Va 13 years after leaving home. My father came from Pulaski, Va, a Baptist preacher had written to the Children's Home about the family. By court order they were taken from Pulaski to Richmond by train. Children came from all over the state by recomendations of preachers to Richmond. The Home kept the kids for about 2 weeks, then sent them to families within the state. The Home is still open, you can call and they will tell you if your family member was there. You saying your father was a foster child sounds like he was probably there. Mine was there in 1907. nancygia@comcast.net
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