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From: "R. Perry" <>
Subject: GEORGE FAMILY IN S.W. VIRGINIA
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 17:50:28 -0400
DOES ANYONE CONNECT WITH THIS FAMILY? I wouldlove to know more about the
ancestry of 1st Generation William George....see below.
Robert L. Perry
Mt. Pleasant, SC
1. William GEORGE died in 1810 in Tazewell Co, VA. He began acquiring
land by grant and deed in present day Tazewell County, as early as 1795.
He also owned building lots in Jeffersonville (town of Tazewell) in 1800
and owned a drygoods and general store called "George and Co." He left a
large estate at his death in 1810.
He was married to Jane/Jennet PATTON (daughter of Henry PATTON and
Martha RANDOLOPH) in 1793. Jane/Jennet PATTON died in 1820. Source for
this Patton line is :
http://cust2.iamerica.net/fpreston/patton.htm William GEORGE and
Jane/Jennet PATTON had the following children:
+2 i. Henry Patton GEORGE.
+3 ii. John Boyd GEORGE.
+4 iii. Col. Harvey (Hervy) GEORGE.
5 iv. William O. GEORGE was born in Sep 1804. He died on 22 Nov 1859
in Witten Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. In the 1850 census, he was living
in the household of his brother Harvey.
2. Henry Patton GEORGE was born on 21 Feb 1794.
He was married to Polly A WILLIAMS on 10 Aug 1820 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. John Boyd GEORGE was born on 31 Jul 1795.
He was married to Rhoda?. John Boyd GEORGE and Rhoda? had the following
+6 i. George P. GEORGE.
4. Col. Harvey (Hervy) GEORGE was born in 1798. He died on 23 Aug 1865
in Witten Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. Harvey George was a Lawyer and
Farmer. He served as School Commissioner in 1830 and in the General
Assemby for two terms, 1832-34 and 1848-49. At the beginning of the
Civil War, he returned to the State Legislature and served until 1863.
He then became a presiding Judge in the Tazewell County Court until his
death in 1865. He was given the honorary title of Colonel by Gov. John
In 1829, Hervy George acquired land on the west fork of Plum Creek in
Witten Valley, six miles west of the Tazewell court house, and here,
about 1843, he completed a large brick home of Three-Part Palladian
architecture which was named Chimney Rock Farm. It was also been called
The Willows. While common in the Tidewater and Piedmont regions of
Virginia, this style of architecture is rare in the south western part
of Virginia. This home was placed on the Virginia Historic Landmarks
Register in the 1970's and today belongs to the D. H. Harold family.
The 1850 Census, also lists William George, age 47 (1803), as living the
the household of Harvey.
He was married to Sallie HORTON (daughter of Daniel HORTON and Mary).
Helen Baylor McNeer's family bible information has the following about
Col. Harvey George's home. some of this information differs from a
Tazewell newspaper article about this house published about the time it
was placed on the Virginia Historic Register. In Helen's handwriting,
she states: "this home was built by William George, slaves and a
traveling architect, for his son Col. Harvey George, in 1832. His
daughter, Mary Matilda George, (my Grandmother McCall) inherited it.
Sallie HORTON was born in 1805 in Russell Co, VA. She died on 14 May
1859 in Witten Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. Col. Harvey (Hervy) GEORGE and
Sallie HORTON had the following children:
7 i. Harvey GEORGE was born in 1824.
+8 ii. William "Oscar" GEORGE.
9 iii. Elenor GEORGE was born in 1828.
+10 iv. Laura J. GEORGE.
+11 v. Mary Matilda GEORGE.
6. George P. GEORGE was born in 1822 in Tazewell Co, VA. He died on 29
May 1880 in Mercer Co, WV.
He was married to Sarah A..
8. William "Oscar" GEORGE was born in 1825. He died on 12 Sep 1861.
In Helen Baylor McNeer's Bible, there is another William George, married
to Jenny Patton, who died Nov 22, 1859. Who is he? RLP
He was married to Ellenor W. WITTEN (daughter of James S. WITTEN and
Leviacy) on 8 Aug 1844 in Tazewell Co, VA. Ellenor W. WITTEN was born
in 1827 in Tazewell Co, VA. William "Oscar" GEORGE and Ellenor W.
WITTEN had the following children:
+12 i. James Harvey GEORGE.
+13 ii. John H. GEORGE.
+14 iii. Sallie W. GEORGE.
+15 iv. Thomas Edwin GEORGE.
+16 v. Louisa T. GEORGE.
17 vi. Mary Matilda GEORGE was born on 10 Apr 1855. She died on 17 Aug
+18 vii. Harvey A. GEORGE.
+19 viii. Charles Witten GEORGE.
10. Laura J. GEORGE was born in 1831.
She was married to James A. FRENCH on 6 Jun 1850.
11. Mary Matilda GEORGE was born on 17 Jul 1840 in Witten Valley,
Tazewell Co., VA. She died on 24 Aug 1928 in Graham, VA (now Bluefield
VA). She was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, West Graham (now
Bluefield), VA. Their children, especially their daughters, played a
prominent and vital role in the life
of Bluefield, Virginia for over sixty years, from the 1880's to the
She was married to Jesse Meek MCCALL (son of John MCCALL Jr. and Eliza
MEEK) on 22 Sep 1857 in Witten Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. Jesse Meek
MCCALL was born on 8 Jul 1830 in Near Glade Springs, Washington Co.,
VA. He died on 5 Sep 1904 in Graham, VA (now Bluefield VA). He was
buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, West Graham (now Bluefield), VA. Jesse
McCall apparantly came to Tazewell County from Washington County,
his brother, John A. McCall.. Jesse settled in Witten Valley and John
in the community called Shraders. In the late 1870's, Jesse and his
wife Mary moved into Tazewell, briefly, and then about 1880, went to
Graham (now Bluefield), Virginia. He managed the Graham Hotel, was
Post-Master, and the towns second Mayor. He was also a magistrate. Mary
Matilda GEORGE and Jesse Meek MCCALL had the following children:
+20 i. Sallie George MCCALL.
21 ii. "Charles" Oscar MCCALL was born on 23 Jun 1861 in Witten Valley,
Tazewell Co., VA. He died before 1938.
+22 iii. Harvey "George" MCCALL.
+23 iv. Eliza "Lide" MCCALL.
24 v. John Roberts "Robert" MCCALL was born on 23 Feb 1867 in Witten
Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. He died in Jun 1938 in Bluefield, Virginia.
+25 vi. Fannnie "Fan" Patton MCCALL.
26 vii. (twin) Jesse Gilbert MCCALL was born on 20 Sep 1870 in Witten
Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. He died on 4 Feb 1893.
27 viii. (twin) James French MCCALL was born on 20 Sep 1870 in Witten
Valley, Tazewell Co., VA. He died on 10 Dec 1870.
+28 ix. Laura "Lala" French MCCALL.
29 x. William "Oscar" MCCALL was born on 19 Jan 1875 in Witten Valley,
Tazewell Co., VA. He died after 1946 in Northfork, WV ?. He resided at
Northfork, WV. From Bluefield Daily Telegraph
March 5, 1896
"Oscar McCall, 18 year old son (actually 21) of M/M J.M McCall of
While running to board a moving train, fell under the wheels. Both
legs had to be amputated above the knee.
+30 xi. Florence Louise "Billie" MCCALL.
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