Carnagy Family Genealogy Forum
I noticed your post mentioning Sarah Kennerly. I found a marriage bond for Sarah and her husband Edward W. Massey dated 1843 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. One of my ancestors, Alexander Hamilton Evans, was evidently the bondsman for the marriage. Alexander's brother, Hiram P. Evans purchased some land in Clarke County, Virginia, from Thomas Kennerly in 1842. Hiram married Sarah Earle, a daughter of John B. Earle. The children of Hiram and Sarah inherited a portion of the Earle farm known as Silver Ridge. In 1881, the remaining children (some had died) sold "an undivided 3/6 of a tract of land adjoining the lands of Joseph McK. Kennerly and Wm. C. Kennerly and others contaiing about 344 acres know as Silver Ridge Farm being the same tract of land that descended to them from their Grandfather John B. Earle" to Alexander M. Earle. Do you know if the Greenway Court property, that you mention in your post, adjoined the Silver Ridge property? Are all these Kennerlys related to you? Do you know if they lived in Culpeper County, Virginia previous to their settlement in Clarke County, Virginia? Do you know if there was any relationship between the Kennerlys and Evans other than neighbors? Please note that Alexander and Hiram were Uncles to Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans of Great White Fleet fame. I am trying to tract down his roots.
Regards, Susan B. Bromm
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