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Pocahontas Co. Local Business Directory, Pocahontas Development Authority





Books and Magazines

• "Afro-Americans of Pocahontas County, West Virgnia" by The Allegheny Regional Family History Society
• "CCC Camps", The Pocahontas Times
• "Dreams", The Pocahontas Times
• "Durbin Route", by William P. McNeel. The Pocahontas Times
• "Gauley Mountain: A History in Verse, Poems by Louise McNeill"
• "Goldenseal" The magazine of West Virginia traditional life, is produced by the Division of Culture and History and takes its stories from the recollections of West Virginians living throughout the state
• "Greenbrier River Trail", by William P. McNeel. The Pocahontas Times
• "Hill Daughter", The Pocahontas Times
• "Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia" by William T. Price; originally published 1901, facsimile reprinted in 1991 by Heritage Books, Inc. . Also available at the The Pocahontas Times.
• "History of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981 ", Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, Taylor Publishing Co. Unindexed book of family sketches and county history. The Pocahontas Times.
• "Last Forest", The Pocahontas Times
• "Last Sleep", The Pocahontas Times
• "Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide". The Pocahontas Times
• "Our House", The Pocahontas Times
• "Pocahontas Cookbook" (money goes to local radio station WVMR). The Pocahontas Times
• "Pocahontas County WV Cemetery Headstone Listings, Volume One" by The Allegheny Regional Family History Society. Also available at The Pocahontas Times

• "Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) Marriage Bonds 1822-1852 and Minister's Returns 1822-1871" by James E. and Rita H. Wooddell, 1988. Available at The Pocahontas Times. Cost is 15.00 plus $2.50 for shipping.

Thu, 13 Apr 2006

From: Gail Hye

Hi Barb, Just wanted to let you know that the Pocahontas Historical Society along with the Genealogy Group got together and had the 1822 Marriage Bond Book, written by Jim and Rita Wooddell reprinted. The book looks better than it ever did. The book is available from the Pocahontas Times for $15.00 plus $2.50 for shipping. If anyone doing genealogy research for Pocahontas County ancestors does not have this book, it would make a great present. I posted a note on it but you might ant to add it to the general news. Thanks and take care!

Gail M. Hyer
Marketing Specialist
Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau
800-336-7009 304-799-4649 (Fax)

James Wooddell 101 Apple Creek Road Elkins, WV 26241

The price of the Marriage Book is $10 plus $l.50 for postage. The marriages from 1853 to 1871 are helpful because they include ages, birthplaces, and parents of both bride and groom, plus where they married.

• "Pocahontas County/Virginia Marriage Bonds" The Pocahontas Times
• "Tales of Pocahontas County", by McNeill The Pocahontas Times
• "The Galford Ancestry", by Lloyd Pritt Galford Updated Information July 22, 2005!
• "Thomas Bird Hamilton" by Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr., Alexander Hamilton (c1725-c1796) Of Augusta and Bath Counties, Virginia: His Descendants Volume II . Hamilton National Genealogical Society, Inc.
• "WV Civil War Almanac" The Pocahontas Times
• Bibliofind - More than 20 million used and rare books, periodicals and ephemera offered for sale by thousands of booksellers around the world
• DMK HeritagE - VIRGINIA Bath and Highland Counties History. Two great books by Morton for the price of one. ANNALS OF BATH CO. VA, By Oren F. Morton, B. Lit. and A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND CO. VA, by Oren F. Morton, B.L.
• FoodBooks Facsimiles & Reprints - "Give your daughter the cookbook your grandmother used."
• French Harding Memoirs: Civil War in West Virginia, Company F of the 31st Virginia Infantry in the Spring of 1862. Company F was composed mainly of men from Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
• Hollyhock Press has "Abstracts of Bath County, Virginia Will Books 5 and 6 (1843-1875)", contains many Pocahontas County surnames since Pocahontas was formed from Bath in 1821. There is an online searchable index to the book.
• Patchwork Films - Award winning documentary of the Galford Lumber Company, "Out of the Storm," and the movie of the one-man play, "An Evening with Cal Price."
• SK Publications - Census Books and CD's
• Wes Cochran Publications - Pocahontas County Census: 1850, 1860, 1870. Hardesty's Biographical Atlas.

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Other: music, goods, services, etc.

• Ebay the world's online marketplace - West Virginia items
• Harper House Vintage Costuming Patterns
• Harriets - Patterns & everything else for vintage dress up
• Kannik's Korner - historic costume patterns, books, and cross stitch kits
• Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association, Inc.
• Paper Tree - makers of illustrated family trees
• Reproduction Fabrics - Fabrics of time periods 1775-1950, as well as natural indigo-dyed prints.
• Sharp's Country Store and Museum
• Smoke & Fire Company - Providing goods for living history re-enactors
• The Clan Shop - Scottish items

• The Hammons Family "The Traditions of a West Virginia Family and Their Friends" — CD is available from Rounder Records Group .

~Recorded in Pocahontas County, West Virginia~

The Hammons Family: A Study of a West Virginia Family's Traditions" -- Cassette tapes are available from the Library of Congress . Includes 36-page pamphlet. Call Numbers AFS L 65 and AFS L 66

It looks like the music is the same on both media's, but the CD has an extra song. Music featuring: Burl Hammons, fiddle, narration, five-string banjo, comments • Maggie Hammons Parker, beating sticks, vocal, narration • Sherman Hammons, narration, five-string banjo • Alan Jabbour, comments • Ruie Hammons, comments • Dwight Diller, comments • Lee Hammons, five-string banjo • Mose Coffman, fiddle

• The Vermont Country Store, Purveyors of the Practical & Hard-To-Find

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THE GALFORD ANCESTRY, by Lloyd Pritt Galford. Gateway Press, 1981. 724 pp., Indexed. Cloth bound. The book is sold out, however, an updated CD version is available. See "MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK" below.

Order from:

Pritt Galford
P. O. Box 3268
Cookeville, TN 38502

PURCHASERS WHO PREVIOUSLY BOUGHT AND OWN THE ORIGINAL BOOK MAY OBTAIN A CD VERSION OF THE BOOK FOR ONLY $6.75 on CD. Those who do not have the original book but want the updated CD of "The Galford Ancestry" may purchase it for $33.75 in fairness to those who paid the hardbound price since 1981 and who made this genealogical project possible. The CD version of "The Galford Ancestry" includes the original book plus all additions in Microsoft Word format (also readable by MS Wordpad) containing over 17,000 names (as of July, 2005) in the index. There are about 1,300 entries for the Galford name. Females are indexed by both nee and married names.

is also available for $11.00 which includes a printed user's manual. It is also available for $6.75 to those who want to print their own user's manual from a Microsoft Word file on the CD. Shipped prepaid either way. The Gallery CD contains 851 photographs (as of July, 2005) of people keyed to their identification number in "The Galford Ancestry" book. See additional details about the photo collection below.

MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK: (on CD in Microsoft Word format): This is the only published comprehensive genealogical history of the Galford surname. It includes data from interviews, cemetery visits, census records, courthouse records, family Bibles and extensive correspondence, and various old books. It also contains information on the original Galfords who settled in Augusta County, Virginia, which later became southeastern West Virginia, particularly Pocahontas County. The book traces the migrations of the Galfords to Pike County, Ohio, and west in 1817; to Lewis County, West Virginia, in the 1850s; and generally to Ohio thereafter. The book contains many footnotes, accounts, transcribed records, and stories that are precious vignettes about the people mentioned in this work. The data organization is so unique that the Library of Congress granted a copyright on the information organization method, it's display, and indexing technique.

The CD of the book, in Microsoft Word format, includes the original book plus all additions and changes since 1981. The book's index contains about 1,300 entires for the Galford name and over 17,000 names in total. Names mentioned more than ten times: Adams, Alderson, Anderson, Arbogast, Belcher, Bennett, Beverage, Brown, Byrd, Cain, Carpenter, Cassell, Chidester, Curry, Curtis, Dennison, Dilley, Farinash, Fowler, Friel, Geiger, Giblin, Gum, Hamric, Harris, Harrison, Heater, Hefner, Hickok, Hill, Hiner, Hosaflook, Hudson, Hunter, Johnson, Jones, Kennison, Lantz, McCauley, McCloud, McClung, McCoy, McLaughlin, McNeel, Meeks, Mick, Moore, Pritt, Reeder, Rockwell, Sharp, Sheets, Shonkwiler, Siron, Slaven, Sprigg, Sprouse, Summerton, Sutton, Tacy, Taylor, Teter, Thomas, Tyree, Vanreenen, Wilfong, Williams, Wilson, Wooddell, Woods.

THE GALFORD ANCESTRY PHOTO GALLERY: A collection of photographs (many of them very old) have been assembled into an available CD called The Galford Ancestry Photo Gallery. The CD includes self-contained personal computer software designed and created by the author for accessing and displaying the photos.

Anyone mentioned in the book, or a descendant of anyone in the book, is eligible to be included in the Gallery. Presently there are 851 photos (as of July, 2005) in the Gallery and they are all indexed to the book with annotated details. The Galford Ancestry Photo Gallery CD is available for $11.00 which includes a printed user's manual. It is also available for $6.75 to those who want to print their own user's manual from a Microsoft Word file on the CD. Shipped prepaid either way.

Contributor's photos for consideration to be included in the PHOTO GALLERY are most welcome - send them to the author's address above. All will be returned promptly.

  • Xerox copies of photos and computer-printer copies of photos are of insufficient quality for the gallery; although old, scratched, somewhat damaged, and cracked snapshots are acceptable.
  • Electronic images of good quality in .JPG format are also acceptable - high resolution is preferred.
  • All photos must be fully described as to:
    • 1) names (full names if possible)
    • 2) position in the photo, e.g., front, middle, back, left to right, etc.
    • 3) name of the contributor, and
    • 4) relevant information such as date and place the photo was taken, if known, and other significant general-interest information.

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