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Edinburgh book trade

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Oct 19, 2014. 1 Reply

DRYSDALE, John bookseller in EdinburghEdinburgh 1778Son and only child of John Drysdale shoemaker in Edinburgh. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 4 August 1777. Will registered 16 April…Continue

love trying to find my ancesters

Started by June carter. Last reply by Allan Laird Jul 10, 2014. 1 Reply

 help if you are able to . please acknowledge . my enthusiasm . getting long in the tooth .  do not need sarcasmn   just help each other ignore what others do just get on with it all, enjoy what you…Continue

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on April 23, 2020 at 21:58

William , 

further Herndon family / Hugh Drysdale material , not my work ,

The Herndon Family
Compiled by Cinita Davis Brown
The ‘Herndon Cemetery Inscriptions" compiled by J. Vernie Hicks and published in the summer issue of the W. R. V. H. S. Journal inspired me to try and put together a bit of the Herndon family history. This cemetery is located near Wasola in Ozark County. The S.C. (Stephen) Herndon who deeded the land for the cemetery to the public was my great grandfather. It is my understanding that Stephen’s first wife, Phoebe C. Herndon (22 October 1821-14 August 1862), was the first person to be buried in the Herndon Cemetery. My grandmother, Rebecca Herndon Davis (26 September 1860-23 January 1927) was the baby in a family of eight children when her mother died. Now for a closer look at this Stephen C. Herndon, his ancestors and descendents.
George Herndon, born 1795 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, moved his family to Ozark County in 1850 and settled near Piland’s Store. The same year he made application for "bounty land" in that county. Stephen C. was the third son of this George. This 1850 date would indicate that the Herndon Family was among the early settlers of Ozark County. A backward look also indicates that the Herndon Family was among the early settlers in America.
William Herndon (1706-1783), third son of Edward Herndon and Mary Wailer, married Ann Drysdale, daughter of Col. Hugh Drysdale, who was Lieut. Gov. of Virginia from 1722-1726. They were the parents of eight children. The fifth son was Joseph ........ see above link for the rest
Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on April 23, 2020 at 15:58

William ,

In re: Hugh Drysdale Lt. Governor of Virginia ,

I  had read somewhere Hugh's daughter Ann Married into the Herndon family . I highly  doubt this to be a manufactured account of a phantom Ann Drysdale , still undocumentable .   

Transcription:"The Herndon Family of Virginia" Volume One: The First
Three Generations by John Goodwin Herndon Ph. D. Fellow America...

Ann Drysdale listed on pages  2,9 & 29 

The will of Hugh Drysdale in the form I found it in in the Library of Virginia , scroll down ,  it seems to be a condensation without much content .Perhaps the will itself went to Hester Drysdale and in a UK museum papers collections .

Comment by William Douglas on August 31, 2019 at 13:20

Does anyone have family details for Hugh Drysdale, Governor of Virgina? 

Comment by Roger Steves on April 27, 2019 at 17:50

seeking more info James Drysdale m Christina Curry b1802 d1886, children Henry, George, Janet, Agnes, James Keith b1847 d1917, 

Comment by William Douglas on November 2, 2017 at 18:32

Does this look familiar to anyone? A Dunfermline, Fife, family.

Comment by William Douglas on October 20, 2017 at 13:16

John Drysdale, 1923-2016
This obituary appeared in the regimental journal of The Argyll and Sutherlanders, October 2017

Comment by June carter on June 17, 2014 at 5:14

looking for ann nee Drysdale  mrs hugh drummond,  mother name marion burt married to drysdale 


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