Wayne County Queries from Jan - Jun 1998

Wayne County, West Virginia

January-June 1998

Tracy Wed, 24 Jun 1998 02:54:57
I don't have a website for my family, but I am looking for these folks: Russell McCann HALE; Bertha SMITH; Jack HALE, Nancy MCCANN, William McFarlane SMITH; Almeda DAVIS. How do I look for these folks in your county? Thanks,

Larry Canterbury Tue, 23 Jun 1998 23:18:05
I am looking for information on John Henry Canterbury who lived on White's Creek. He was born in 1838 and was married to Recie Cyrus Canterbury. They had 10-12 children, their names were Fannie, Lizzie Keen, Sidney Willis, Victoria Merrick, Addie Drown, Albert, Enoch, Harvey and John. I am particularly looking for information on John Henry's birth site and his father's name and place of origin.I have heard of four brothers coming out of North Carolina in the late 1700's named Reuben, Benjamin,Nimrod, and John. They may have settled in Kentucky. Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

Jean Moffit Sun, 21 Jun 1998 19:02:12
Francis Casey is buried in the Maupin Cemetery in Ona, Wayne County WV. I do not know her date of death but her approximate date of birth was 1920-1925. Is there anyway to get this information off the headstone?

Denise Waterworth Sun, 21 Jun 1998 21:40:45
I am researching the BILLUPS family of Wayne and Cabell Counties in VA and WV. Samuel L. BILLUPS m. Sarah Washington CHANDLER in 1822. His parentes are supposed to be Edward & Susanna Webster BILLUPS. Samuel & Sarah had at least 10 children, the oldest was Richard Allen BILLUPS who married Huldah W. MOORE. Richard & Huldah lived in the Wayne county area for many years and raised at least 15 children. One of the youngest sons was George Washington BILLUPS who married Dora WORKMAN about 1890. I'd like to connect with anyone researching BILLUPS in this area as they all seem to be related.

Martha Harris Thu, 18 Jun 1998 20:52:53
I am looking for the parents of my grandfather, John (C.?) Martin whose dates I have given are a guess. He married Marietta Dillon and the family lived in Cabell Co. when my father, Dolphus Marshall Martin was born in 1897. My grandfather had been married before and had several children when he married my grandmother. My oldest aunt was born in 1888, so their marriage would have been prior to that. In our family book his brothers are listed as George, Thomas & Jack and a sister Martha. Any help anyone can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Sandy Goodman Wallace Sun, 14 Jun 1998 16:14:07
I am looking for info on my GGrandparents from Wayne County.
GRANDFATHER: James Goodman born 2\14\1875
GREATGRANDMOTHER: Lunda or Linda Lawhorn
Any Info will be greatly appreciated, THANK YOU!

Nancy Virgin Sat, 13 Jun 1998 14:36:11
I am looking for information on decendents of Beam family that was living in in Wayne co and was in the 1860 census. They moved to Lawrence Co., Ohio but some of their children may have married and stayed in the area. George and Marinda Thomas Beam's children were: Cornelia-married Owens, Clarinda, Lucinda married George Crawford, Clarripa, William married Martha Thompson of Law Co., Ky, and George Jr. married Sarah Pigman. Will exchange information that I have.

Mike with no last name Fri, 12 Jun 1998 20:29:24
Looking for Preston Shearer married to Edith Mae Houchins sometime prior to 1929. Had one son born September 2, 1929.

D.J. Brown Wed, 10 Jun 1998 16:46:21
I'm looking for the father of John Brown. His mother was Mary Ann "Polly" Tackett. His siblings were Nathaniel, Isaac Jackson, Elizabeth, Angelina Letty, Sarah Ann "Sally", and Henry Clay Brown. From my research, the only person who ever married Mary Ann "Polly" Tackett was John Picklesimer, but this doesn't mesh with what I have learned. If anyone has any information, please let me know.

Bob Hutchinson Mon, 08 Jun 1998 12:49:28
Found a reference to James (F.) Hutchinson on "FTM" born in Wayne Co. WV in 1783, I have been trying to locate James Hutchi(n)son born in 1782 or 1783, census shows born in VA., was this all considered VA. in those years? He married Catherine (unknown) had daughter Sarah before migrating to SC. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Bobby "R" Sun, 07 Jun 98 06:32:14
I am looking for a Perry that was killed in a logging accident in the years 1905-06 in Wayne County. We were told that he did not die at the time of the accident, but died later from gangreen. If anyone has any info. they could share on this it would be appreciated.

Jean Fuller Sat, 06 Jun 1998 23:03:17
Looking for William Newton Gibbs and Mattie Kenney Gibbs, Creado, Wayne County W. VA sons Forest Steinway Gibbs, b. Oct. 16, 1906, Eugene Wayland Gibbs, b. Feb. 25, 1909, Newton Carter Gibbs, b. ? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Deborah Bryan Thu, 04 Jun 1998 11:38:32
I am looking for information on John Chapman HALE who died in Wayne Co, in 1917. He was born in possible Giles Co in 1825 or 26. First wife, Louisa DAVIS, possibly died in Mercer Co before 1870. He married Martha FERGUSON OSBORNE in Wayne Co. about 1888. Children of John and Louisa are: Sarah Elizabeth b.1847 Giles, Nancy Jane ca. 1850 Tazewell, married Elisha Ferguson of Wayne Co., Harriet ca 1852, William Green ca 1854, Thomas ca 1857, Julia ca 1859, Minerva ca 1860, Martha Louisa Hale ca 1861, Charles Rufus, John

Heidi Hobbs Tue, 02 Jun 1998 17:09:39
I would like to hear from anyone researching the Hobbs surname. Thanks,

Eva Wallace-Cox Wed, 27 May 1998 17:32:25
Searching for any of my grandparent and lateral line descendants of David WALLIS/WALLACE (1800-1878) & Judith Eades1806-1844) m. 16 Dec, 1822 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Their 4th son, my gggrandfather is Issac Wallace (1841-1868) m. Emily Clarinda LIT(T)RELL/LITTERAL (1845-1885) on 13 Apr, 1860. Can anybody help me find out about Isaac (and Emily, too!) and why he died so young? They had 3 sons. Samuel, Robert & Hiram Henry. Hiram Henry (1864-1944) m. Rosetta PRICE(1869-1943) "long black hair, she was supposed to be an Indian", Can anybody help me with Rosetta (and Hiram, too!). Their first son was Hiram Lee (1893-1966) He was known as Mr. WALLACE and by Lee & preached at Beale Chapel in 1920s-30s. Hiram m. Mary Emma BLACK (1898-1964), daughter of Samuel Porter BLACK 1864-1937) & Emma Mary Elizabeth WILDS/WILES/WYLES/WEILS (several variations of spelling) (1866-1951), both from PA. Samuel Porter Black owned many acres of land where the Shell Chemical Co. sits now. He also started and owned the Guyan Creamery in Cabel Co. Most are buried at Beale Chapel in Apple Grove. Judith EADES/EADS's father was Joseph A. EADES/EADS, her mother was Judith DOSS (her father was Thomas DOSS, presumably still in Pittsylvania Co, VA, and perhaps Mason Co, WV). Will be most happy to share any information with anyone I want to thank everyone who has helped to compile this site. Thank you, very much!

Jack Lester Tue, 26 May 1998 06:18:27
I am looking for information on Elihue Luster and his wife Malinda (Asbury) found in the 1850 Wayne Co. census. This family originated in Tazewell Co., Va. Any information of them will be appreciated.

Beth Bryant Fri, 22 May 1998 01:06:19
I am searching for anything relating to the family of Rowland & Nancy Salmons. They had seven children, Frank, Tim, Jesse, Alex, Laura, Anne and Jane. It has been said that they owned a general store in Wayne county. If anyone knows of this family, please e-mail me. Thank You.

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Thu, 21 May 1998 10:49:25
My husband's paternal grandmother was Virginia Josephine (Josie) Bench, d/o William Edward and Sarah Elizabeth (HOBACK) BENCH. Josie's sister was Versa BENCH, grandmother of Chuck YEAGER. Sarah Elizabeth was the d/o Alexander and Maria(h) HOBACK. In the Wayne Co. Pension list following the Civil War, Maria HOBACK was receiving a widow's pension. She is also alone in the 1870 census. Was Alexander HOBACK killed in the Civil War? Who was the father of William E. BENCH? Was Lewis BENCH related somehow? Any information about this line will be greatly appreciated.

Jane Napier Neely Wed, 20 May 1998 23:38:10
In search of father of Thomas Franklin Napier who was born around 1774 (give or take a few years.) 1850 census he said he was 72. He died 1859. His father is missing link that will tie this line to founding father Patrick Napier who came from Scotland in the mid 1600ís to Virginia. First Patrick Napier married Elizabeth Booth before 1642 - their children Frances (no info.) & Robert who married Mary Perrin - etc. Thomas Franklin Napier married Haney (or Hannah Smith) Their marriage recorded in Kanawha County, Charleston, W.Va. 1800. Haney (Hannah) Smith was sister to Margaret Smith who married Valentine Bloss, who settled in area of Dickson, Wayne County shortly after 1800 possibly from Culpepper or Chesterfield Va. area. Haney or Hannah Smith, wife of Thomas Franklin Napier died 1862. Haney (Hannah) and Thomas Franklin Napier children Haney born about 1800 m. Covington Ross 7-31-1835 died. 3-5-1856; Margaret "Peggy" married (1) Skelton Bradshaw (2) --------Grant; Edmond, b. 1803 married Ella Mitchell; Moses Franklin, b. 11-2-1807, Wayne Co., married Vicie Adkins; Patrick Hughes Napier, born 1810, Wayne Co., died. 4-14-1874, m. (1) --------Skidmore (2) Perlina Watts; William, b. 8-3-1812, Wayne Co. married Nancy Queen; Robert, born 5-6-1824 died 8-1-1903 married Polly Osburn; Adam born 1-25-1826, Wayne Co., married Susan Finley; Hannah T&H child named after her mother, married Isaac Lambert; Sally married _______Fuller. Thomas Franklin Napier was a pioneer educator said to be subscription as well as "free" school teacher. He taught in Wayne County for 40 years. Thomas & Hannah settled on Twelve Pole Creek near mouth of Cove Creek. Son Robert served a term in the State Legislature in 1889. Grandson Patrick Henry Napier, son of Patrick, was a circuit judge for many years. I would so appreciate help in this - I have been searching for 20-plus years (albeit in fits and starts) Now that Iíve turned the magic age of 60 am anxious to get this settled.

John K. Isaacs Mon, 18 May 1998 22:55:01
I am seeking information on John Henry Isaacs b. c1807 who is supposed to have moved to Wayne County W. Va. from Russell Co. Va sometime after 1960, and is said to have died there.

Juanita Mays Hipple Mon, 18 May 1998 01:43:15
I am interested in finding information about the parents of my Grandparents: Albert Jenkins Mays and Lucetta Dillon Mays. My Father, Cline Mays was born 12/12/1895. He was raised back of Huntington and I recall hearing my Daddy speak of Shoals and Lin Creek. Your work is appreciated and commended.

Barbara Boyce Mon, 18 May 1998 01:14:34
HOBBS: Searching for JOHN HENRY HOBBS;(b) about 1835-1840; not sure which county. There is a John Hobbs;age 12; in the Wayne Co. Va/WV 1850 census. If there are HOBBS doing research in Wayne County, please email me. Thanks.

Hester Hodges Tue, 05 May 1998 21:50:08
I am trying to get in touch with REUBEN5 who was researching the Betty Muncy Messer, who died in 1957 in Wayne County.. Her parents were W. M. Muncey and Mary Hodge.. The e-mail was returned as undeliverable. REUBEN5 PLEASE CONTACT ME. This is my husband's line. Thanks!

Pat Shepard Mon, 27 Apr 1998 14:42:23
Who were the parents of Harvey Alma Shepherd born June 9, 1881 in Wayne, W VA ?

DyeJane with no last name Sun, 26 Apr 1998 19:31:26
I am looking for any family of Patton and Nancy (PRINCE) TABOR. Sons were Benjamin S. = 16, William = 14, Sylvester =12, and Alexander Tabor = 9, in 1870 Wayne County Census, Lincoln Twp. Nancy was daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Prince. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Terri Mullins Sun, 26 Apr 1998 19:42:43
Could someone please tell me more about James Finleys family? His son Lindsay was my husbands great grandfather and he was born in Wayne county. James wife was Elizabeth "Betty" Maynard and I have found out information her her side of the family but can find out nothing about the Finleys.

Roger Stephens Tue, 21 Apr 1998 20:38:54
I am looking for imformation on the ancestors of one John B. (Beaver) Stephens of Wayne Co., W.V. His wife was Bidsey B. Jackson. He lived in the East Lynn area of Wayne Co in the early 1800's. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Fran Namotka Mon, 20 Apr 1998 17:30:56
I am trying to find information on Thomas or Thomas E. Adkins from Wayne Co. WVA. I found a listing on the Wayne Co 1850 census for a Thomas Adkins age 14 and I believe this might be the Thomas I am looking for. Would you be able to send me a copy of this census page??If there is a fee I will be glad to send it. I can't seem to find a thing about this man anywhere. The only thing I do know is that he married a Christina Noe, born abt 1834 in Clermont, Ohio. If you could think of any other ideas of where to look I would love to know about them.. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Paul Parsons Sat, 18 Apr 1998 12:34:48
I am looking for information on Tilden Parsons. The only thing I know about him is that he had a son named Paul and one named Andrew. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Tamie with no last name Wed, 15 Apr 1998 01:33:24
A female named Forth married a Keefer and they had a son named Lee Keefer on Nov. 10, 1910. Any info on the parents would be appreciated. Lee Keefer was born in Cabell County.

Sue Wycoff Tue, 14 Apr 1998 08:21:05
I am trying to locate family history for my father, Thomas Hill Silman who is 78. His father's name was Thomas Edward Silman and I beleive was in the Red House West Virginia area between 1900 and 1910. I believe he was born in Nitro West Virginia. He married Sattie B. Hill of Liberty West Virginia in 1911. Any clues would be appreciated. I am just starting this geneology project for him and don't know all of the ropes yet! Thanks.

Terri Mullins Sun, 12 Apr 1998 06:44:01
I am trying to find out information about my husbands family from Wayne Co. His grandfathers name was Alvis Ferguson and his great grandfather was Kelly. They lived there in the early 1900's but I would like to trace them back farther than Kelly. Also his grandmother name was Betty Finley Ferguson. Her dads name was Lindsay and I am not sure if she was originally from Wayne Co. but I believe she was. Thanks.

Eric Newsom Sat, 11 Apr 1998 10:43:09
Solomon PEERY m. Miram CARTMILL in 1818 in then-Cabell/now Wayne Co. Their dau Julia Ann m. Thomas HARRISON, who was probably from Tazewell Co., around 1843, probably in Callaway Co., MO. Related families in Cabell/Wayne Co. in 1830s/1840s included William, Jesse, Martin PEERY, Henry, David, James CARTMILL.

Virgil Mullins Fri, 10 Apr 1998 23:56:35
I am trying to find out information about the Kelly Ferguson family and the Lindsay Finley family of Wayne Co. in the early 1900's.

Mary Ann Dillon Thu, 09 Apr 1998 12:05:27
Looking for information on Sarah E. BAILEY. Sarah was born in Wayne Co., between 1895-1897, her parents were John Bailey and mother Eliza. She was married to Founatin DILLON. From what I can tell they had 4 children: Pearlie Dillon, b. 5-28-1898 d. 4-13-1948 m. Martha Billups. Then there was a Jennie Dillon b.? d.?, another was a Taylor Dillon. any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

L. McClure Sun, 05 Apr 1998 23:03:23
MARY C. MCCLURE. She was the wife of Richard R. McClure and the daughter of William Crawford (Crafford). She probably died in the early 1800's. If anyone has access to this cemetary or would be willing to do a look up it would be deeply appreciated.

Pat W. Gilkerson Sun, 29 Mar 1998 19:12:01
I am beginning the search of the Gilkerson name. My father is Clyde Gilkerson and his dad was Braxton Gilkerson from Wayne county. I would appreciate any info you can give me because this is new to me and I'm not sure where to begin the search. Thank you.

BOOK - "Pioneer Families and Their Descendants", by Virgil Lewis
J. Smith Sun, 29 Mar 1998 18:25:55
Looking for the book, (Pioneer Families and Their Descendants) by Virgil Lewis. Any help will be most appreciated.

Marriage Records of 1842 - 1853 WAYNE COUNTY
Douglas A. Bishop Sun, 29 Mar 1998 17:54:50
I need to know if there are existing marriage records or deeds of Wayne Co. VA from when it was formed in 1842 to 1853. Would the courthouse at Wayne, WV have them this early? Thanks for any advice.

Betty Davis Hargesheimer Sat, 28 Mar 1998 11:46:41
I am looking for any information on the Davis family. I have an old article about the death of Mary Jane Davis Smith who died in 1909 and is buried in the Bowen Cemetary under the name of Mary Jane Davis. My grandfather was her grandson. His name was James Hansford Davis,son of Hansford Davis. I need to know who his parents and other family members. Hansford Davis died as results of wounds in the Civil War. His double first cousins were Albert Adkins and a Ferguson. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks,

Sharon Cox Fri, 27 Mar 1998 22:25:09
I am interested in finding info on the BALL, BOYD, PARSLEY familys. Is there somewhere to link to? Any help would be appricated. Thanks.

Bob Hatfield Fri, 27 Mar 1998 23:00:27
Looking for info on Era Garrett McKeand(24 Jan 1883-17 Nov 1944) daughter of Henry Bascom McKeand(1853-1936) and Lydia Ann Garrett. Era was born somewhere in Wayne County, WV, likely at home. She married Rufus Amon Hatfield(1869-1941) on 3 Jun 1903 in Lawrence Co., OH. Era and Rufus made their home in Cabell Co., WV, mostly in Huntington. Sometime in the late 1930's they moved to Detroit, MI to be near their son (Curtis; Martin; Charles and Rupert). They may have unofficially separated because Rufus returned to WV and died at Barboursville on 24 Jan 1941; he is buried at the Hatfield Cemetery. Era stayed in Detroit; died there and was cremated. Her ashes were scattered near her home in Wayne County some time long after her death. Siblings?? Ancestors??

Dwane B. Porter Fri, 27 Mar 1998 09:41:32
Searching for ancestors and descendants of James Porter b. ca 1802 in NC and d. in Wayne Co. date unknown, m Rachel Daniels 6/26/1823 in Grayson Co.,VA and had the following known children: James Rayford b. 1834 d. 10/28/1872 in Wayne Co. m. Levina Pool 9/7/1845 in Grayson Co., VA (more about this family below); Zechariah b ca 1825, Susannah b ca 1829, Delilah b. ca1832, Jane b ca1834, George b ca 1836, Charlotte b ca 1838 m Hiram Mullins in KY, Polly Porter b ca 1840, Malissa b ca 1843. James Rayford and Levina (Pool) Porter's family: Caroline b 1845 Grayson Co VA d May 1880 in Wayne Co. m Abraham Stewart (Stuart), Rosamon "Ransey" b ca1850 m William R. Evans, James David b 3/3/1854 d 3/15/1906 in Lincoln Co., WV m Louisa Hoback 3/15/1877 in Wayne Co., Lemma M. b ca 1855, d 1899 in Lincoln Co. m James Swanson, George Ferguson "Fargie" "Froggy" "Forga" b Jan. 1858 d 9/27/1909 m 1 Malissa Holbrook 3/9/1876 in Wayne Co. m 2 America Adkins 2/17/1881 in Wayne Co. m 3 Ada Chambers ca 1899 in Lincoln Co., Rachel S. b 1860 d unknown m John Holbrook 3/9/1876 in Wayne Co., Columbia "Lumma" b 1867 in KY died 1884 in Lincoln Co. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Stephanie (Adkins) Boone Wed, 25 Mar 1998 10:45:49
Looking for information on Leroy (Lee) D. ADKINS, born 8/6/1875 in Wayne Co., WV, died 2/3/1949 in Chauncey, Logan Co., WV. His parents names were possibly James ADKINS and Nancy (PIGMY). He was married 3/23/1893 in Wayne Co., WV to Sarah Jane SMITH (b. 1872, d. 1907-1910), daughter of James Kirk SMITH and Mazie Emmaline PARSONS. Lee & Sarah Jane had 6 children: Roy (b. 1894, d. Bef 1920); Clara (b. 1895-1898); Cecil (b. 1898, d. Bef 1920); Delbert (b. 1900 d. 1992); Rosa Mae (b. 1904-1906) & Benton (b. 1907, d. 1979). I have found this family in the 1900 Wayne Co., WV Census & the 1910 Lincoln Co., WV Census, before they eventually settled in Logan Co., WV.

Douglas A. Bishop Mon, 23 Mar 1998 15:12:35
Does anyone know if there are existing Wayne Co. VA Marriage Records from when it was formed in 1842 to 1850?? I have been looking for years for a marriage about 1842 for my gggrandparents - Henry BISHOP to Lucinda ROSE. They were living in Lawrence Co. KY 1850 Census. Thanks, Doug Bishop

Garth D. Workman Sun, 22 Mar 1998 12:51:31
I am looking for ancestors of my g-grandmother, Mary E. Ratcliff b. 1840 and g-grandfather, James W. Damron b. 1841. They were married Mar 15, 1860. Thanks.

Tommy F. Eckle Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:03:01
Searching ECKLE. My father, Earl Benton ECKLE was born August 30, 1894 in Wayne County. His parents were Thomas Jefferson ECKLE and Celia Hanshaw ECKLE. Seeking info on their background.

Fran Namotka Thu, 19 Mar 1998 09:15:07
I am looking for information on my grandfather George Willard Adkins b. May 19, 1887 in Wayne Co. Married Lelia Mae Corns b. Mar 29, 1889 of Wayne Co on June 3, 1907 in Lawrence Co. OH. I have George's parents listed as Thomas E. Adkins of Wayne Co and Christina Noe of Clermont, OH. I am looking for: dob of Thomas, his parents names and names of all his children. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.. Thank you

David Witt Wed, 18 Mar 1998 19:11:09
Looking for info on these families that lived in the Williamson, or Wayne County area.

REUBEN5 Mon, 16 Mar 1998 21:50:17
I am trying to locate the ANDERSON CEMETERY which perhaps is in the vicintiy of Kermit, Rt. 1. I am researchig the MESSER family of Wayne and Mingo County. BETTY MUNCY MESSER died in 1957 while a resident of Wayne county. Her obituary identifies the cemetery above. Her husband BRYANT MESSER is probably buried there as well. Betty was 86 years old as her death. Her parents according to the death records indicated as W.M. MUNCY and MARY HODGE..

James Kimble Sat, 14 Mar 1998 10:52:24
Mary Carter was married to Wesley Ball (son of Robert Ball) ca 1838, Aenias (not sure of spelling) Carter b. ca 1780/1790 is thought to be her father. Any one having information on this line please me. Thank you!

Barbara Meredith Howard Sat, 14 Mar 1998 09:10:27
I need info on Albert Dillard Meredith who supposedly died in Kenova Wv on 8-13-1933. I found an old Western Union telegram to my grandfather (Leo Barnell Meredith) dated 8-13-1933 stating "daddy died today". The name Albert Dillard Meredith was handwritten in. Albert may have moved to WV from Virginia. Albert married Margaret Dunaway who also died in Kenova 10-3-1936. My grandfather, Leo, married Flora Lynch from Ashland KY. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated!

LLDD1 Inc. Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:49:58
Trying to locate information on ancestors of John Arthur Dawson, born in Wayne County, WV (26 Oct 1895). His parents were John Wesley Dawson and Arnettie Elizabeth Thompson. John Wesley was a Methodist Minister. I assume he was a minister in Wayne County. John Wesley was born in Pike County, KY in 1872. He was the sone of John Dawson and Ellen Hadyn. Arnettie was born in Fort Gay, WV in 1875. She was the daughter of Menville Thompson and Rebecca Crabtree of Russell County, VA. Appreciate any leads.

June Brown Sat, 07 Mar 1998 14:15:53
Looking for anything on Henry Horn found on Cabell County census 1840 - we believe he possibly may be our Henry found in Tazewell County VA census 1850 with three children. Henry may have married Sarah Short in Lawrence Co KY 1838. Found deeds between Henry Horn and Crums - nothing else. Any information would be appreciated.

Nina Miles Fri, 06 Mar 1998 08:00:46
I am looking for information on the descendants of ABLE SANSOM, born abt 1817 Cabell Co., Virginia, who married JULIANTUS WHITE and lived in Wayne Co. Children were: EDWARD Sansom, RHODA Sansom, AMANDA Sansom, MARY A.Sansom, WILLIAM Sansom, MALINDA Sansom, GREENVILLE Sansom, SUSANAH Sansom, NANCY A. Sansom, and JOHN Sansom, born between 1837 and 1858. Able is a descendant of John Sansom and Elizabeth Davidson.

Linda Fluharty Thu, 05 Mar 1998 08:04:01
Looking for family/ancestors of Virginia Josephine BENCH, born 1893 in Lincoln County, WV. Family lived in area of both Lincoln and Wayne counties. Any information will be appreciated.

Marion Kingery Wed, 25 Feb 1998 17:44:57
I am the grandson of John Kirk and Bessie Jane Taylor. John worked at the Locks and lived in Woods W.Va. I am from the Kingery side of the family and I am looking for information on their parents. John had 5 children with Bessie and Had Previous marrage to Lessewendia Bartrum. any help will be greatfull recieved. Thank you.

James Kimble Tue, 24 Feb 1998 20:13:33
I'm searching for the family of Harvey Moore b. 1824 KY, m. Nancy Thompson, m. 8-28-1850 Lawrence Co KY. Nancy's line descends from the Thompsons who settled in Lawrence County Ky. Nancy - Jeremaih - Samuel - Richard - John. The tax books for Lawrence Co Ky, of 1852 show him owning land on the Little Blain. I have seen that a number of Thompsons also owned land on or near the Little Blain. The 1850 Census shows him living with the family of David Moore age 26 and his wife Lucinda. David may have been a brother. On the Census the family following David's is John Moore age 24, his wife listed is Katherine. Any help greatly appreciated.

Toni Albarano Sun, 22 Feb 1998 20:06:10
I am looking for ancestors of Henry Birch Hewlett, my g-g-g-grandfather, (d-4/4/1862). He married Rachel Burke 9-10-1833, and their daughter, Mildred Hewlett (b-7-6-1834), married my g-g-grandfather William M. Blankenship. Thanks!

Judy Sikora Wed, 18 Feb 1998 18:00:45
Looking for any information on George Fuller and Laura Ray. Their son, Ulysses Grant Fuller, was born on September 9, 1897.

Sandi Dotson Eblin Wed, 18 Feb 1998 17:19:16
Please help me locate ANY information on Hardy family any time from 1800-1880. All names will be helpful, I am getting desperate! Thanks!

Ken Browning Wed, 11 Feb 1998 19:13:55
Seeking information on WILLIAM E. BROWNING, son of Francis Browning. William was born in 1802, married a Sarah "Sally" Wallace about 1823. Trying to determine death date and burial location.

Jude from Ohio with the long query Wed, 11 Feb 1998 00:12:14
I am investigating a connection between Kentucky and Maryland for my DAVIS ancestors. The 1850 census records for both Lawrence & Johnson counties in KY identified certain individuals with the DAVIS surname who were born in Maryland. Specifically, the 1850 Lawrence county census identified William DAVIS born 1770 in MD with wife Nancy (maiden name unknown) born 1797 in VA. In close proximity to William, the census identified Samuel DAVIS born 1784 in MD with wife Lucretia (surname possibly STEPHENSON?) born 1794 in VA. The census also shows Samuelís nearest neighbor was Henry DAVIS born 1786 in VA with wife Rachel (maiden name unknown) born 1789 in SC. In neighboring Johnson county, the 1850 census identified Joseph DAVIS born 1776 in MD with wife Elizabeth (BORDERS) born 1800 in VA. I believe William, Samuel, Henry & Joseph were brothers. William may have been married several times. His last marriage was to Sarah HENSLEY. The marriage record in Lawrence county shows William was age 90 and Sarah was age 66 when they married on March 6, 1860. William is later identified with his wife Sarah on the 1860 Johnson County census. I believe another wife may have been named Mary (maiden name unknown). I also found in the vital statistics of Lawrence county a death record showing Samuel DAVIS died on July 11, 1857 at age 72. His parents were listed as William & Mary DAVIS. If William, Henry & Joseph were Samuelís brothers, then William & Mary DAVIS may have also been the parents of William, Henry & Joseph as well. If you or anyone have any connections to this family and can offer any information or suggestions whatsoever, it would be extremely appreciated. Thank you.

L. Mckin Sun, 08 Feb 1998 22:14:41
1880 census of Wayne Co. WV lists an A. C. HANLEY, wife ELIZABETH in District #143. Who is A. C. Hanley? What is his given name? Who are his parents?

Dan Harris Sat, 07 Feb 1998 20:57:35
I am looking for ancestors and descendents of: Jesse HARRIS, b 22 Jun 1853, d 4 Jan 1926. Francis MURPHY, b 2 Jan 1771, d 26 Aug 1807. Mary COPSEY, b abt 1771. Jane ARONHALT, b abt 1795 d abt 1833. James A. MURPHY, b 9 Dec 1803, d 21 Oct 1896. Mary A. STREETS, b 12 Dec 1812, d 26 Jul 1901. Benjamin LAMBERT, b 22 Aug 1850, d 21 Jan 1907. Mary E. DUNBRACK, b 6 Oct 1891, d 19 Feb 1977. All persons had resided in western MD, northwestern VA (now WV), and PA. If you have a connection to any of these persons, please send me an e-mail. My Homepage

David Robinson Sat, 07 Feb 1998 17:54:38
I am looking for any informatin on relatives of Thomas J. Stephens, born approx. 1831 in WV or KY married to Mary Stephens, born 1828, in WV, with children Mary A. (born 1863), Minnie (born 1862), and Millard (born 1871).

Frank D. Floyd Sat, 07 Feb 1998 17:20:58
We are interested in the Floyd's of wayne co. W.va. To date we know that Nicholas Floyd was the Father of Patterson Floyd from your 1850 census and our records. Can you tell us from your records, wills or land holdings if Morris Floyd age 75 in 1850 was related or was the father of Nicholas?

[email protected] Thu, 05 Feb 1998 11:34:52
Looking for ancestors/relatives of my great-grandparents, Pharaoh TROGDON, b. Aug 1885 Wayne, WV; Cora NOBLE (supposedly a cousin of Pharaoh TROGDON); Sherman KELLEY, b. 8 Jul 1887 (may have also gone by the name of WALKER); Jean HUFF, b. 4 Apr 1889, daughter of Henderson HUFF and Juda Ann FERGUSON. Any help is much appreciated. I have access to a printed, bound set of 1880 WV census books at the library and would be glad to look up any info in those, if that would be helpful to anyone.

John R. Sullivan Tue, 3 Feb 1998 19:13:45
Hello, my name is John Sullivan and I am looking for any information on the Sullivan family of Price's Creek, Wayne County. Janeen Reynolds was nice enough to send me info from the 1900 Census. I have found that my Great Great Grandfather was Lewis P. Sullivan. His father was David Sullivan. I do not have any information on David. He was supposedly one of two brothers who came to Virginia from Ireland. Lewis P. was born Feb 1835. Any information on the Sullivan's would be greatly appreciated!

[email protected] Tue, 03 Feb 1998 13:01:48
Am trying to locate anyone who is researching an AGNES MIDKIFF or JOHN NEAL who were to have married in Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1782.

Katy Craig Sun, 01 Feb 1998 19:52:25
Need info on ROLAND ROBERTSON b abt 1832 had a father named JESS ROBERTSON born in Pike Co. Ky 1808 need brothers, sisters mom any info. Thank You

Nettie Robinson Gregory Sun, 25 Jan 1998 10:18:28
Richard Epp ROBERTSON/ROBINSON/ROBERSON b. abt. 1841 Adaline STEELE/STEEL b. abt. 1854 Adaline's mother was Mary ? STEEL. When and where were Richard & Adaline married? Who were Richard's parents and when & where was he born? Mary STEEL's parents were from NC. Who were they? Any info would be appreciated!

Joyce H. McBride Sat, 24 Jan 1998 23:51:20
Need to find cemetery where Raleigh & Una Smith are buried. My g.uncle, Moses Fitzpatrick married their daughter Virginia Alice "Jenny". She left and went to Wayne Co. & lived with her parents in late 1890's. They had a daughter named Marenda "Renda" who married James Porter. Would like to find and visit cemetery.

Joyce H. McBride Sat, 24 Jan 1998 23:47:35
Sometime in the late 1800's a group of my Fitzpatrick ancestors rode to Wayne County from Eastern Kentucky and took a man out of jail and hung him because he had wronged one of their relatives. How can I find out more about this? Any help appreciated.

Katherine Skalicky Fri, 23 Jan 1998 21:21:22
Searching for information regarding parents of NANCY BROWNING who was born in WVA March 1862. She is listed in the 1900 census of Louisa, Lawrence county, KY married to my greatgrandfather, JAMES JACKSON, b. Oct. 1837 in VA. Their 3 children were Frank, Ada, & James Davis.

Patsy Chapman McGehrin Thu, 22 Jan 1998 20:40:36
Looking for Verna CRACE CHAPMAN . Born in Wayne Co. Wva. in 1909. Died Dec. 1935 in the Louisa, Ky. Hospital. Daughter, Patricia Ann Chapman, Born 9/10/35. Verna was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Crace of Fort Gay WVa. Had lots of brothers and sisters. Walter, Millard, Milissa, Ruby. Belva and Milissa had a son Frelin Jerreld. who went to school in Fort Gay in the 1940's. Any info I can get would be greatly appreciated.

Mark Kiser Thu, 22 Jan 1998 15:34:56
Washington JACKSON, born about 1824 in KY, county unknown; married about 1848, wife's first name Polly; settled in Wayne County, (W)VA; known children: John B., born 1849; Susanna, born June 1851 Wayne Co., married about 1869 to James K., Terry, died 8 Aug 1924 Wayne Co., and Hiram, born 1856; would like to correspond with anyone working on this family.

Kathy Hayton Cramer Sat, 17 Jan 1998 23:50:47
I am having a very difficult time locating my fathers family. my father was Arnold John Hayton b. 17 Feb 1921, his father was George Benjamin Hayton, b. 2 June 1892, his father was Milroy Hayton and there it stops. I know my dad was born in Wayne County . I have an 1880 census report from Butler District for a James Hayton, b. 1854 in Ky, married to Elizabeth, b. 1856 in Ky., with Minnie, Henrietta, and John, all born in WV. I think James Hayton may be Milroy Haytons father, but I am not sure. Do you have any Hayton information or know where I may find some??

Roger Beach Mon, 05 Jan 1998 20:13:17
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Lyle T. (Tillet?) BEACH, b 1891 in WV, d 1925 in Black River Falls, WI. Wife was Hazelle M. Achenbach. Married in 1914, in Clark County, Wisconsin, with 2 children, Edward S. BEACH b. 1915 and Grayce. Tillet is believed to be Lyleís motherís maiden name. My father was 9 when Lyle died in 1925, and has little recollection of his father or that side of the family. Any information you may have is appreciated.

Eric Newsom Sun, 04 Jan 1998 15:12:35
PEERY, CARTMILL, HARRISON, Cabell/Wayne Counties. Solomon PEERY and Miriam CARTMILL; Solomon PEERY and Sarah CARTMILL; Thomas HARRISON and Elizabeth PEERY; Jesse, William, Washington, Martin PEERY; Henry CARTMILL. Very early 1800s to 1840s. Some to MO in the 1830s. Glad to exchange.

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