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The earliest ancestor of my father's family was a man named John Wall. His...

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The earliest ancestor of my father's family was a man named John Wall. His birth date was 1680, his death 1757, and he was buried and apparently lived most of his life in Brunswick Co. VA. His burial is in St. Andrew's Parish in Brunswick Co. But Brunswick Co. as searchers will not be surprised to hear, was made of another country which was made of another country, etc. My problem with John Wall is that there were apparently several other men named John Wall who lived in that county or in the counties that had other names before pieces of them were lopped off to become (one) Brunswick. John Wall must have been a tobacco farmer in the time when that was the cash crop. He had a large family and the catchy name among his sons is the name Burgess. His son, Burgess had brothers who when they married named each of them a son name Burgess. In that next generation and the one to follow the name Burgess took me to my father's grandfather, and I found out a few things about his family that he haad never mentioned. But I would like to know which of the John Walls was the one who served in the House of Burgesses in the middle 18th century, because I found a place that indicated he only made his mark on legal papers. I have no idea if my John Wall came from England or Ireland, and don't know how to go about finding out. I am not an expert in the field of genealogy. Marilyn Wall Durham

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on 2009-06-05 19:12:32

shicovianista , from Evansville, Indiana, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2009. is researching the following names: WALL, HANEY, MAUNTEL and 12 other(s).

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by CraneSmith2009 on 2010-02-24 17:31:14

I'm a Scoggin person and would like to share information.

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