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  1. Rebecca Johnson McCoy says:

    I have been attempting to complete a genealogical search on my maternal grandmother’s immediate family and her ancestry. The family name is Dalton and there is (or, at least, was) a cemetery named for the family. My great-great grandfather, Andrew Jackson Dalton, served with the 23rd Virginia Infantry, under General George Pickett (Army of Northern Virginia.) He, I think, was injured at the Battle of Five Forks, but I have no idea as to the particulars. He was the first to be buried in the Dalton cemetery, but I have been told that the site is inaccessible now. My great grandfather was John Mathis Dalton who died in 1961 (?) and my grandmother was Lera Etta Dalton. I have been able to trace the family back to England, in the 17th century, and potentially their settlement on the Virginia in the early 18th century, but I have no one who has any photos of the family. While accessing information on Ancestry.com, I attempted to reach others who were, I think, related, but with no results. Any assistance would be appreciated. I believe that I should visit Stuart, and probably will, within the near future, but have no idea where to look. I can secure the location of their farm, which I believe was near the Mayo River. Thanks so much for any assistance you can provide. Rebecca Johnson McCoy rebeccamccoy1948@gmail.com

    1. Dear Ms. McCoy,
      Your request has been forwarded to Greg at pcvahistory@gmail.com. While we are in the process of updating this website, he is handling requests at this alternate email address.
      Good luck with your search.
      Web Admin

  2. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything

  3. I’ll have to thank you for the success today

  4. Fantastic web site. Plenty of useful information here. Denna Martyn Prussian

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