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Via Family Bible Records
Pioneer Families of Franklin Co. Virginia by Marshall Wingfield, 1979.
In a family bible owned by Mrs. Florence Wade Beckner of Bluefield West Virginia, is found the following:  "I, Henry Wade, son of Henry, was born in Hanover County, Virginia, 1740. I was married to Lucy Turner of said county, August 30, 1761..."
Then it goes on to say the father of Henry Wade who owned this Bible, was born in New Kent County in 1690 and married Judith Via.

Jonathan Via Bible (owned by Mrs. Bessie Naylor)
Jonathan Via, Jr. was born 28 Sep 1797 and departed this life 11 Feb 1888
His wife, Mary Elizabeth Via was born 10 Feb 1806 and departed this life 7 May 1881
They were married 19 Dec 1821
Jonathan Via was born 11 Jun 1770 and died 25 Dec 1857
Catherine Via first wife born 21 Nov 1778 and died 24 Jan 1835, age 56
Elizabeth Via second wife born 25 May 1811

[There are many other records in this bible, but all after 1800]

Via, Hughes Turner, Talley and Jones Family Bible, St. Paul Parish, Hanover Co. VA [thanks to Janelle Via McKown; the entire bible record is included here]
BIRTHS

MARTIN SON OF THOMAS G AND MARGARET TURNER WAS BORN AT 5AM NOVEMBER 3RD 1840

GILSON SON OF THOMAS G AND MARGARET TURNER WAS BORN THE 26th of MARCH 1842

WILLIAM WALLACE SON OF THOMAS G AND MARGARET TURNER WAS THE 23RD OF SEPT 1843

THOMAS GALLATIN SON OF THOMAS G AND MARGARET TURNER WAS BORN THE 14TH OF JULY 1845

ALICE NEWELL VIA DAUGHTER OF GILSON AND JANE S VIA WAS BORN AUG 9TH 1849

KATE DAUGHTER OF GILSON AND JANE S VIA WAS BORN FEB 16, 1851

GEORGE BERNARD HUGHES WAS BORN SEPT 25, 1873

SECOND SON OF P H AND KATE D HUGHES WAS BORN JULY 8, 1875 AND DIED SEPT 30, 1875

PATRICK HENRY SON OF P H AND KATE D HUGHES WAS BORN OCT 9, 1876

MARY JANE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF P H AND KATE D HUGHES WAS BORN JUNE 20,1879

CHARLY DEARBORN ELDEST SON OF C H AND ALICE N HUGHES WAS BORN AUG 9, 1879 AND DIED SEPT 9, 1879

LUTHER WILLIAMS AND STELLA CULLIN TWINS OF P H AND KATE D HUGHES WAS BORN JAN 24,1883

ALICE PEARL DAUGHTER OF C H AND ALICE N HUGHES WAS BORN DEC 13 ........

MARGARET ANN VIA WAS BORN THE 19TH DAY SEPT 1822

MARY ELIZABETH VIA WAS BORN MAY THE 26 1820

ROBERT VIA WAS BORN FEBRUARY THE 9TH 1825

VIRGINIA VIA WAS BORN THE 6TH OF MAY 1830

RICHARDSON VIA WAS BORN DEC 11TH 1813

GILSON VIA WAS BORN JANY 11TH 1787.
SUSANNA DAUGHTER OF GILSON AND MARY T VIA BORN NOV 1818

CYNTHIA VIA WAS BORN IN THE YEAR 1795

MARY T VIA WAS BORN 3RD OF JUNE 1791

MARY ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF GILSON AND MARY T VIA WAS BORN MAY 26TH 1820

ROBERT SON OF GILSON AND MARY T VIA WAS BORN FEB 9TH 1825

MARY KIDD DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM A AND MARY E JONES AUGUST 8TH 1838

WILLIAMETTA AUSTIN DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM A AND MARY E JONES WAS BORN 3RD OF JULY 1810

WILLIAMSON SON OF B W TALLEY AND MARY E WAS BORN 29TH NOV 1842

MARY NEWELL SE...... TORN OUT OF BIBLE
DAUGHTER OF ...........
V HUGHES ...................
OCTOBER 21 ...............

DEATHS

CYNTHIA VIA DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 31ST JULY, 1814

WILLIAM A JONES COUSIN OF MARY JONES DEP ... WAS NOT FINISHED
MARY ELIZABETH TALLEY WIFE OF BILLY W TALLEY DIED DEC 30 1842
MARTIN SON OF THOMAS G AND MARGARET TURNER DIED JULY 13, 1842
GILSON SON OF THOMAS G AND MARGARET TURNER DIED JULY 12, 1842
MARY G VIA WIFE OF GILSON VIA DIED MARCH
GILSON VIA DIED JULY 15, 1865
JANE S WIFE OF GILSON VIA DIED NOV 3, 1874

MARRIAGES

MARY ELIZABETH VIA WAS MARRIED TO WILLIAM A JONES 2ND DECEMBER 1831
MARGARET ANN VIA WAS MARRIED AT THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN YEARS AND 30 DAY TO THOMAS GALLATIN TURNER AGED TWENTY SIX YEARS 10 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS BY ELSTER TALLEY ON THE 17TH OF OCTOBER 1839.
GILSON VIA AND MARY T WHITE WERE MARRIED ON THE 1ST DAY OF AUGUST 1816.
GILSON VIA WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO CYNTHIA HUGHES 22ND DEC 1812.
GILSON VIA WAS MARRIED TO JANE S TALLEY THE 18TH OF MAY 1848.
KATE D VIA WAS MARRIED TO PATRICK HENRY HUGHES DEC 17TH 1872.
ALICE NEWELL VIA WAS MARRIED TO CHRISTOPHER HUGHES JAN 3RD 1877.

COPIED BY CAROLYN HUGHES DESKINS FROM FAMILY BIBLE OWNED AND IN POSSESSION OF CARY W HALL OF HANOVER COUNTY VIRGINIA FEB 29, 1980.