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From: Cindy Stephenson <>
Subject: Re: [TNBEDFOR] Naomi E. Bomar (b. 1864), Bedford County, TN.
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:52:11 -0600
Went to the Bedford County Courthouse today in hopes of finding some
information on your Woosley family. Did find something on Naomi but the
Archives where the old will is located closed early so I missed getting to
search for anything else on J.W. Woosley.
Checked the marriage
I DID FIND SOME INTERESTING INFO at the Deeds Record Office on Land Sales
in 1893 J W Woosley and wife, Neoma Woosley bargained and sold to J.W.
Brown a parcel in the 23rd district of Bedford County, bounded on the north
by JM Woosley and on the south by Will Hix containing 66 acres. (There is
more on the copy I made if you want me to send it to you)
So..... that confirms that JW was alive until at least August 1893, and
still married to Naomi.
In 1904 a land document for the 3rd Civil District (out toward Wartrace)
listed the sale of 20 acres shows John F. Dwyer and his wife Naomi
Naomi Woosley),* sold to *H.J. Miller* and his heirs. Land was on the east
side of the east side of the NC & St. RR branch leading from Wartrace to
Shelbyville....... This was signed by J.F. Dwyer Naomi Dwyer & Fannie
ANother land document shows J.F. Dwyer & wife, paying E. Bomar $200 for 10
acres of land that was part of a 30 acre tract located in the 3rd Civil
District that they sold to H.J. Miller the same day. (Could this have been
a sibling of Naomi's that owned land with her, possibly an inherited piece
of property). anyway, very interesting to connect all of these names.
SO..... this explains why the only marriage license I found for Naomi was
when she married J.W. Woosley in Bedford county in 1883. I looked for any
Woosley marrying a Miller and found none between the time her child was
born in 1886 and 1900. It seems she would have been a DWYER before
marrying the MILLER man.
Please contact me at if you would like me to do the
research on this family. My fees are low and I work diligently to research
all records available in the area.
Hope to help you more on this line. Cindy Stephenson
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 4:37 PM, <
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> Author: ljk1054
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> I caught your message on the Bedford County TN messages. Many people in
> this part of Tennessee came from the Southside Area of Virginia...Halifax,
> Pittsylvania, Charlotte counties.
> Ancestry.com has book on Halifax Co. VA online...at least I think that is
> where I got my data. The Woolsey family was there. It also was sometimes
> spelled Ousley which may be a clue as to how it was pronounced.
> Ancestry.com citing Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 31, Vol.
> 4, page 336 (Nov 1993) Lists these children for Moses Woosley:
> Nancy F.
> Harrison B.
> James C.
> Sarah Ann
> Mary W.
> Albert P.
> Susan F.
> Marriage bonds of Amelia County VA dated 7 May 1789 Moses Woosley married
> Elizabeth Butler. The will of William Butler names Elizabeth Woosoley.
> Halifax Co VA probate file 14 of Moses Woosley:
> Orators (plaintiffs) Holman H. OUsley, Samuel Ousley and James T. Ousley
> File names the children and grand children of Moses Ousley
> as heirs and distributees :
> Holman H. Ousley, Samuel S. Ousley, James T. Ousley, Nancy W. Tribble wf
> of David Tribble, Nancy F. Keeling, Harrision B. Keeling, James C. Keeling,
> Sarah Ann Keeling, Mary W. Keeling, Albert P. Keeling,Alexander Keeling,
> Martha Keeling and Susan F. Keeling an infant, children of William Keeling
> and Sally B.formerly Ousley his wife bothof whom died in the lifetime of
> Moses Ousley, Elijah S. Perkins, Constance H. Perkins, Moses E. Perkins,
> Samuel H. Perkins, Elizabeth Ann Perkins, Mary W. Perkins, John R. Perkins,
> and gEorge V. Perkins (the last two infants) thechildren of John Perkins
> and Rhoda W. his wife formerly Ousley which said Rhoda died in the lifetime
> of Moses Ousley and Johnson M. Hancock the husbnd of Elizabeth Hancock
> formerly Ousley who has died since the death of Moses Ousley...
> The estate was finally settled in 1848.
> Other documents gave the information that a grandchild Sally wf of Morgan
> Dickerson claims also to be a grand child of Moses.
> Robert H. Stevens qualified as the administrator of the estate of
> Elizabeth Hancock ( Johnson M. Handcock having died)
> You can find Moses Ousley's Revolutionary pension file on Fold 3 (new name
> for site Footnote.com) pension # S6442 granted 3 Sept 1832. It says Moses
> entered the Revol. army in Amelia county VA December 1776 or Jan 1777 and
> served three years. He was discharged in Philadelphia 1 Jan 1780. After he
> got home, he served three tours of duty in the militia.
> Some of the Woosley family went to Kentucky. There were some families
> from Kentucky that later came to Bedford County so don't discount checking
> out the Kentucky families.
> There were numerous Miller families in this same area of Virginia
> including Prince Edward and Caroline counties.
> I would suggest that you work the Virginia Chancery records online at the
> Library of Virginia for all the counties I named, starting perhaps with
> Prince Edward which I know is now scanned online. The Library is gradually
> getting more counties scanned on line all the time. It is my experience
> that some of these chancery cases went on for thirty and forty years before
> estates were settled. The longer the case, the more data you will find in
> them. It takes some patience to read those cases. First you have to search
> by Plaintiff; then search by Defendent; then search only by surname. Try
> every name you know was associated with the family. You are bound to come
> up with some data...stating who went where in the family, who married who.
> All the chancery records wherever, are a tremendous help in putting
> families together. Some of the Chancery Records for Bedford Co have been
> published. Southern Historical Press carries those books.
> Good luck. I hope some of the data I have mentioned here can put you on
> the trail of new places and people to search until you find your data.
> If you want to reply to me, please do so to my personal email address as I
> don't read these lists and just happened to catch the Bedford list.
> (That is LJK1054).
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