Letter: Genealogy


The following requests were received by the Patrick County Genealogy Society:

  • I would like to know if anyone has pictures of my mother, Anna Lee Cruise Clifton, when she was younger. The youngest one I have is when she was married to my father, Amos Reed Clifton. The picture was taken when he worked in the coal mines. They were seated with three small children.

I am looking for some younger pictures of my mother, maybe as a baby or young girl. I don’t know who got my grandmother, Rozina Rakes Cruise’s pictures when they sold her property. She would probably be the one who may have had pictures of her children. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please respond to:

Lucy Clifton Nowlin,( 276) 694-6514 or 276 Nowlin Lane, Stuart, Va., 24171.


Hello Folks,

  • My name is David Joyce and I am a descendant of George William Booker, the post-Civil-War-era senator from Patrick County. Are any of you descended from him by any chance? If so, have you taken a DNA test on Family Finder from FTDNA I have been studying my DNA results and have yet to find a George William Booker cousin to compare my results against

Does anyone here have any Kelly ancestry from Patrick County? I am descended from that branch and I have an inquiry concerning their genealogical history. I also have a digital image of George Washington Kelly (1810-1902) if anyone wants a copy. Please respond to contact@vagenealogy.com

Since August 2000, genealogy notices are a free service of a cooperative effort  of the Patrick County Genealogy Society and The Enterprise.  We hope we have been of service to you and stand ready to continue, but we need your queries to do so.

We offer a limited research charging only for copies and postage.  Be specific in what you are seeking and give us a try. Send queries to:  David A. Sheley, 4522 Dobyns Road, Stuart, VA 24171 or e-mail: famalpha@yahoo.com.

PCGS is in need of more genealogy queries and requests for pictures, so if you have any, please mail or email the address listed above.

David Sheley