Clay Co., WV Queries- Mar.-Apr. 1997

Roger Jeffrey: :Need any information on Wayne C. Jeffrey married Lydia Holcomb March 12,1903. What happened to Wayne, Who was Lydia's Parents and who were their children and any information on their deaths. Also would like information on Parley Holcomb and Elizabeth Martin.

Bernard D Fulks: My Fulks family moved to Braxton Co. from Virginia in 1850s. I understand that Clay Co. was formed in 1858 from Braxton & Nicholas. Do you show any Fulks families in 1860 or 1870. William Fulks with spouse "Libby" John M Fulks is shown married in Clay Co in 1880 Census at age 20 to Elizabeth (???) age 25 with 2 children Mary B Fulks age 7 and Charles E Fulks age 1. WAs he in Clay Co. before 1880.

Monica Nelson : I am researching the Adkins/Runnion lines of Pigeon, (near Amma)WV. I am specifically searching for a marriage record of Loney(maybe spelled Lonnie, or just Lon) Weldon Adkins (1901-1986)and Ethel Runnion (1902-1983.) Family rumor says they were married in Hollywood, Clay county. I know that Hollywood is now just a road, but I suspect it was an actual town at one time. Loney worked cutting timber. Ethel was working in a boarding house. I appreciate any information found. Anyone researching the Adkins, Dennis, Drake, Hughes, Moore, Odell and Runnion lines in the area near and around Pigeon are welcome to contact me. I think I'm cousin to most of the holler!!!

Ron Cochran : LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE PORTER CREEK AND GAULEY RAILROAD THAT EXISTED IN THE PERIOD 1900 THRU 1905. IT WAS PROBABLY AT THE PRESENT LOCATION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF PORTER ON THE CLAY--KANAWHA COUNTY LINE. ALSO LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE BANDSAW MILL THAT MAY HAVE EXISTED AT THAT LOCATION. MY FATHER:WM R COCHRAN AND BROTHER ROY BRENT COCHRAN WERE BORN THERE IN 1905 AND 1903 . MY GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER WERE WM COCHRAN(B 1880 kY-D1958 OH) AND NORA MORRIS COCHRAN(B 1879 wv-D 1954 OH). lOOKING FOR PARENTS OF NORA WHO WAS BROUGHT UP IN AN ORPHANAGE.

Lori Samples : Looking for anyone wanting to share information on the SAMPLES family of Greenbrier county, and other counties up through Clay Co., Have lots of info, willing to correspond!! I am a descendant of The brothers John and Samuel Samples

Jack Butts; Archibald, George, Thomas BUTT. The Surname was represented in WV before 1800. Some were in Berkeley by 1800 others in Greenbrier abt. same time. Thomas was b. 1801 in Greenbrier accord. his obituary in IL. George I'm not sure of. He was in Frederick Co. MD in 1790 then disappears with his family of eight and may have moved to Berkeley Co.,WV.

Sally Staley : I'm hoping you can help. I'm looking for death dates on the following LUCAS: Barbara Helen Lucas Mayes:Brn @ 1849 in Kanawha Co: Married W. George Mayes in June 1867.Other members of this family are Biddy Ann Lucas Young, William Henry Lucas, Arvilla Lucas Beasley Robert Lee Lucas, William S. Lucas, Cyrus Lucas. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciatated. Thank you

Roger Jeffrey : Looking for information on my grandfather William Patrick Jeffrey born 1880 at Indore,WV and died Oct. 1966 on Sycamore Creek at Indore. also need information on his father Milton Jeffrey. name of mother unknown. William was married to Chessie Holcomb born 6-24-1880 in Clay county and died Aug 7 1977. would like any information I can get on the Holcomb family also. thanks. Need marriage information of grandparents, William Patrick JEFFREY married Pearly Bowlin in Clay Co. WV 1903. When did marriage end and by what means, divorce or death? William Patrick JEFFREY married Chessie Glendora HOLCOMB,(they are my grandparents) abt. 1910. I can't find marriage info as to location or time. I believe Chessie may have been living around the Summersville area at the time. Her parents were Parley Holcomb and Elizabeth Martin. Looking for any information on Jeffrey family mainly from clay county WV and surrounding areas. also on Blankenship family. Looking for information on the Jeffrey family who mostly lived on sycamore creek. Thank You

Judy Skeen: Looking for any info. on HARPER

Yvonne Hall: ALEXANDER (ALEX) HANDSHOE/HANSHAW left Knott CO, KY between 1900 and 1910. Can any current Clay CO HANSHAWS trace their ancestry to Kentucky? Thanks.

Judith Tickel; Seeking information concerning the Clay County, WV families of CLAYTON, B. AUXIER and HARPER E. AUXIER. Both families living in Clay County in 1910.

Marieda Derrick Edens: DAWSON- DAWSONS OF CLAY CO. Does anyone know if there were or are, DAWSONS that got back to the familIES in Kanawha Co.WV John DAWSON and Libby SMITH?/John DAWSON and Ellenor WILLIAMS.They came from Bedford Co.Va about 1810.

Robert L. Harrison: Andrew Kemper HARVEY married Sarah Elizabeth GADD in Wyoming County, W.V. January 6, 1872 and they moved to Clay County, West Virginia Andrew's parent were Patterson HARVEY and Julia (or Juliet) Blankenship. Sarah Elizabeth GADD's parents were Sanford GADD and Peninah PETERS. Patterson HARVEY's parents were William HARVEY and Emily. Julia (or Juliet) BLANKENSHIP's parents were Henry BLANKENSHIP and Sarah. Can anyone add anything to this family line?

Sandy Graley: JOHNSON--Does anyone have access to the 1860 or 1870 Census of Clay Co.? I'm looking for William Johnson, with wife, Emmeline. In 1870, they should have daughter Emily, about 3yrs. old. Thanks,

Ron Elliott: Does anyone have information on a Elliott Splint Coal Company which operated in Clay County sometime in the early 1900's? Who was the owner? I'll be very grateful for Any information anyone can provide.I am searching for any information on the Elliott, Bird, Morton, and / or Lyons families from the Adonijah Fork area of Clay County. Also any information on a Elliott Splint Coal Company at Clay, WV. Thank You.

Lea Burnside: I would like to research my husband's family for my children. My husband's full name is Branty Russell Burnside. He was born in Clay County, WV on 8-29-58 to Russell and Maysel Burnside. I have very little to go on. Please help.

Don Jefferson: Clay County. Need death date and burial location of George Dewey Hardman b18 June 1899 in Lewis Co, WV. Lived in Duck, WV.Died in 1970's. Also trying to locate children

Carolyn B. Snodgrass: I have a grandfather, Robert Lee Carter, Sr. who said that he was born in Kanawha County. I can not find a record of that. The date would have been, July 23, 1893. His brother, Hobert Carter said that he was born in Clay County. Does anyone know if that is true? Maybe my grandfather was born there also? Any information on these Carters would be greatly appreciated. Their father was Henry Franklin Carter. Thanks Carolyn


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