Brooke County VA/WV Marriages

Mystery Log Cabin
Brooke County VA/WV Mystery Log Cabin

Mystery Cabin - Who lived here and built the homestead?

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Mystery Cabin on McKim Ridge, Brooke Co., WV

Back in April 1998, while driving on McKim’s Ridge in Brooke Co., WV and seeking a Veirs Run listed on an 1852 map,
I found this pioneer abode and decided to take photos. I'm not even sure this cabin still exists today.

It is very near where my ancestor, Nehemiah Veirs, a tanner lived in the late 1790s. His land deed of Ohio Co., VA dated
2 Mar 1795 purchasing land provides these names as adjoining land owners: seller - John & Elizabeth HENDERSON, neighbors -
John SAPPS, Demas CAHAEL (CAHILL), James HUNTER. Eight years later when Nehemiah sells the land in 1803 - these are the
adjoining neighbors - Jeremiah VIRGINS, James HUNTER, Asa OWENS (OWINGS), & Dennis CAHILL.

Front View from another angle.

Inside view of stairs & fireplace.

Inside view of other adjoining cabin.

Close up view of steps.

Back of cabin view.

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