In this section, you will find stories, articles, etc that add to our understanding of Gleaves Family members.
Frances Nell Burks Pounds, the granddaughter of Emilia and William, wrote a letter detailing family members and recollections of her grandparents. Her niece, Sharyn Burks, shared it with us, along with this picture of Nellie Taft Thompson and Loyd Edward Burks' gravestone. Nellie is a daughter of Emilia and William Thompson and the mother of Frances
Several Gleaves cousins have debated the heritage of Matthew Gleaves. Was he actually born in America rather than England? How is he related to another Gleaves line who settled in Ohio rather than Virginia? After reading this topic, use the Contact page to let us know if you have ideas or supporting information concerning this question.
Bob Allen's project to trace all the descendants of William Gleaves and Elizabeth Turk in the census for 1850-1930:
Matthew Gleaves, Sr. & his descendants
Thomas Gleaves & his descendants
Polly Gleaves & Andrew Porter and their descendants
William Gleaves, Jr & Margaret (Peggy) Finley and their descendants
Elizabeth Gleaves Ramsey Family
Includes an interesting discussion on the name of Mr. Ransey and another Betsey Glaves' marriage.
Abaslom Gleaves & his descendants
Margaret Gleaves Turk & her descendants
Esther Gleaves Finley & her descendants
James Turk Gleaves & his descendants
Sarah Gleaves Allen & her descendants
found on eBay
Other families were often associated with the Gleaves Family. At times, we need to research these families in order to learn more about the Gleaves. As we find information, we will include it here that it might help others researching these families.
Taken from the Funeral Records of Jonas Newton Carver
A Gleaves brother and sister married a Finley sister and brother, thus doubly connecting the two families. A Finley cousin recently contacted us with some family pictures and additional information about the family.
Also he is looking for descendants of Robert Finley and Sarah Brekenridge who settled in Blount County Tennessee in 1796. Finley researches agree that this Robert was the son of John Finley and Thankful Doak. However researchers disagree whether the John Finley who married Mary Caldwell and lived on South River in Augusta County, Virginia was the son of John Finley and Thankful Doak who lived on Middle River in Augusta County, Virginia. If you are a descendant of Robert and Sarah Brekenridge Finley, you are invited to participate in the Findley DNA study to resolve this question. Use the Contact page to let us know of your interest and we will put you in touch with each other.
William Gleaves was a member of William Herbert's Company in Lord Dunmore's War during 1774. Click on the headline. Then scroll down to find William Gleaves.