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Re: Wm. CHINN VA Update
In Response To: Wm. CHINN VA Update ()

Have you ever found Elizabeth in the 1870 Census? You mentioned 1880,
but not 1870. I think this could be her. You will notice that there
was a Grayson Menefee living with them.

1870 Census Hampton, Rappahannock Co., VA
Jechonias Menefee 47 M W Lawyer $10,000 $5000 b. VA
Henry St. Sir? Menefee 27 M W Retired Merchant $0 $500 b. VA
James C Menefee 23 M W Farmer b. VA
Virginia Menefee 22 F W K(eeps) H(ouse) b. VA
Frank C Menefee 20 M W At School
Ida Menefee 14 F W AT School b. VA
Dora Menefee 13 F W At School b. VA
Neta Menefee 11 F W At School b. VA
Grayson Menefee 25 M B F(arm) L(aborer) b. VA
Ellen Menefee 26 F B D(omestic) Svt (Servant) b. VA
James Menefee 2 M B b. VA
Elizabeth Chinn 28 F Mul D(omestic) Svt (Servant) b. VA
Florance Chinn 11 F Mul D(omestic) Svt (Servant) b. VA
Belle Chinn 6 F Mul b. VA
John Chinn 3 M MUl b. VA
JOhn Carter 14 M Mul F(arm) L(aborer) b. VA

1870 Census Hampton, Rappahannock Co., VA
Joseph Grayson 65 M B F(arm) L(aborer) b. VA
Sallie Grayson 64 F B D(omestic) Svt (Servant) b. VA

I think your idea about sending away for her children's death
certificates (and social security info if they lived long enough to have a number) is a very good one.

Here is Mr. Menefee in 1850 & 1860:

1850 Census Not Stated, Rappahannock Co., VA
Jecanias Menefee 28 M W Lawyer $4500 b. VA
Mary S Menefee 26 F W b. VA
Mary E Menefee 9 F W b. VA
Henry St. C. Menefee 7 M W b. VA
James C Menefee 5 M W b. VA
Virginia Menefee 4 F W b. VA
Francis Menefee 2 M W b. VA
JOhn West 12 M B b. VA

1860 Census Hampton, Rappahannock Co., VA
Jechanias Y. Menefee 39 M W Lawyer $5000 $17,770 b. VA
Ella M Menefee 18 F W b. VA
St. Menefee 16 M W b. VA
Virginia Menefee 13 F W b. VA
James C Menefee 15 M W b. VA
Franklin Menefee 10 M W b. VA
Ida Menefee 7 F W b. VA
Dora Menefee 4 F W b. VA
Nela Menefee 7mon F W b. VA

I found this entry online:

http://www.geocities.com/taliaferro_family_2002/Generation7Part2.html

"Mary Tate Crawford
b. 19 Jan 1820 Woodland Va. d. 16 Apr 1860 Washington, Rappahannock Co. Va. m. 3 Sep 1840 Staunton, Va. to Jachonias Yancy Menefee b. 15 Apr 1815 sperryville, Va. d. 9 Nov 1888 Washington D.C. – Children: Mary Ella b. 4 May 1842, Henry St. Cyr b. 18 Jun 1844, James Crawford, b. 1846, Virginia Florence b. 8 jul 1848, Frances George b. 25 Dec 1850, Elvira b. 1853, Ida Stribling b. 12 Mar 1854, Dora b. 19 Aug 1858 & Nita McDonald b. 10 Nov 1860

Notes:
He was Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County"

There was a Jechonias Yancey who left many descendants in Virginia. Perhaps Mr. Menefee was one of them.

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