A cousin of my cousin, Robert, in Petersburg, VA found the marriage record for my Sarah GILL. Finally I have something on her...but it brings more questions. Who is her father? Was her mother an unmarried woman? Was a surety normally a relative? Would the surety be for the groom or the or the bride? I know I have heard all this before, but this is the first time I have seen it in one of my records.

29 Oct. 1849: "To the clerk of the Hernlings? Court of the Town of  Petersburg.  You are hereby authoriazed to grant to Mr. William Lufsey a license to engage in matrimoney with my daughter Sarah Gill.  She has no father or guardian.  As noted by my hand & Pen? this 29th day of October 1849.  Signed: Miss Elisabeth Gill, Witnessed by Mr. Thomas GIll & Miss EL? Gill "X".  Apparently winessed also by Jos. B. Evans? 

Elizabeth Gills Marriage bond signed by William "X" Lufsey and Matthew Scroggins for  $150 in town of Petersburg 30 Oct. 1849 for marriage of William Lufsey to Miss Sarah Gill.

1. SARAH1 GILL was born Abt. 1830, and died Abt. 1862.  Her mother was Elizabeth Gill.  She resided in the town of Petersburg when she married WILLIAM D. LUFSEY (who signed by "X") October 30, 1849 in Chesterfield Co, VA, son of JOHN LUFSEY and SARAH ?. He was born Abt. 1824 in Prince George Co., VA, and died February 17, 1879 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie, VA.

Children of SARAH GILL and WILLIAM LUFSEY are:

2. i. WILLIAM DANIEL2 LUFSEY, b. Abt. 1852, Petersburg, Prince George, VA; d. May 11, 1933, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, VA.

3. ii. JOHN HOWARD LUFSEY, SR., b. Abt. 1859, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, VA; d. Norfolk, Norfolk, VA.

iii. JAMES RANDELL LUFSEY, b. Abt. 1860, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, VA; d. July 22, 1883, Appomatox River, VA; m. JULIA CLAYTON, Abt. 1880; b. October 16, 1852, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky; d. September 16, 1920, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, VA.

If you have information on this family, please contact T. Ellis.  Note by FOC, T. Ellis has submitted an enormous quantity of Virgina  (and other) records for public access on the web page.  She deserves a note of thanks!  Please try to help her solve her mystery.

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