Fayette County WV Genealogy



Archived Queries: 1997

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- Saturday, November 22, 1997: Karen Wood
I am attempting to locate information about Forest Wood, he was from Redstar and I know lived in Oak Hill. I am also looking for information on his wife's family, he name was Dema Shreves. They had seven children. The family moved to Columbus, Oh sometime before 1955.

- Saturday, November 22, 1997: Cindy Brendt
Looing For: KELLER, Ben D. born 1886,I am not sure where, but I do know he lived in Fayetteville, W. Va. in 1934. a descendant of Conrad Keller born 1750. Ben wrote a book "THE DESCENDANTS OF CONRAD KELLER A GENEALOGY"

- Saturday, November 22, 1997: Cheryl Mitchem-Chester
Looking For: Smith, Shorten who married Elizabeth Robinette and was living in Greenbrier 1890.

- Friday, November 21, 1997: Mary Ann Jones
Looking for a prison there called Moundsville (I believe) is there any information on it that one could buy or is there someone that could look up?  And do you happen to know the year it closed?

- Friday, November 21, 1997: Barbara Jones
Need information on Martin VanBuren Jones, married three times. 1st wife, sons Everett Thomas Jones (b 1873) and Emory Jones (1875). 2nd wife Grace, 5 children, Earl, Erma, Loretta, Buren, Ruth. 3rd wife, 1 child, Addie. Believed to be back and forth between W.V. and Ohio. Thank you for your help. Barbara.

- Thursday, November 20, 1997: James McGraw
I'm looking for the parents of my Great-Grandfather, Norville Orten McGraw. I know he died in Lansing in 1942 or 43. I think his mother was

- Tuesday, November 18, 1997: Sylvia J. Gardner
I'm trying to find the parents of Emeline Martin, who was 19 years old and born in Fayette Co., when she married a Lee R. Plumley in April 1892. That's all I have to go on. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

- Monday, November 03, 1997: Gary R. Hawpe
I am seeking information on the family of James NORTON and Chloe SLAUGHTER who were married on January 28, 1835 in Kanawha Co., WV.  Chloe was the daughter of Goodrich SLAUGHTER and Hannah VANBIBBER.  James living in Kanawha Co., in 1860.  Children: Eugene B., m. Alice E. ALDERSON, Henry P., m. Cora STOCKTON, Louellen W. m. Robert P. SHREWSBURY, James G., m. Josephine D. ALDERSON, Thorton F., and Edward S. NORTON m. Mable M. REYNOLDS.  Some of their children lived in Fayette Co., WV.

Julia V. Clements
CLEMENTS or various spellings, i.e., CLEMENS, etc.

- Friday, October17, 1997: Cheryl Shull
I have been looking for Guy Payne, he was living in Oakhill WV and died there about 30 years ago. Interested in locating the names of cemetaries so I might write for information.

- Thursday, October 16, 1997: Frank Webb
Looking for information on my great-grandfather. I have an obituary notice but little other information(all of the following quotes are from the obituary notice). His name was ANDREW JACKSON WEBB, born 29 October 1840 and died 26 September 1924. He was "an old Civil war veteran" and "he fired Lee's last cannon probably the last shot fired in the Civil war." "He was buried in the Glen Ferris Cemetary(WV)." "He was a native of Virginia"(have heard possibly Free Union in Albermarle County or Fork Union in Fluvanna County). "He came to Fayette County,WV with the Imbodens"(I know Imboden was somehow involved in land sales and coal exploration after the Civil War). "He resided between Gauley Bridge and Glen Ferris, WV." He was survived by his wife MARTHA WASHINGTON PHELPS and children(have most of this info). Being in Atlanta, I have trouble getting local area info. Planning a trip in the near future to the Glen Ferris and Charleston areas. Trying to learn as much as possible prior to the visit. Any help or info you can provide me would be greatly appreciated! Frank Webb markedge@avana.net

- Sunday, October 12, 1997: Mary Ann Cottrell
Information on Cottrell--Smithers & Tamplin--Long Acre

- Wednesday, October 08, 1997: M Rife
Mining disasters in Fayette County. I have been trying to access the King Coal Era page at www2.newriver.net and have been unable to. Have they gone offline? My great great grandfather. Lionel Walker died in a mine accident at Ansted Mines (I think this is the correct name of the mines). I would like to know where this information may be available now if not online anymore. Does anyone have any answers? I would appreciate any help.

- Wednesday, October 08, 1997: Darlene Moran
I am looking for info on Preston Kincaid who married Margaret Johnson on February 15, 1854 in Fayette county, WV. My grandfather and gr. grandfather were both Preston Kinkade's so I am hoping for a connection. Thanks much.

- Tuesday, October 07, 1997: Suzie Crump
I'm looking for information on the marriage of James Roscoe CRUMP and Mary S. WILSON. According to the information I have, they were married in Fayetteville, VW in 1905. I'm doing research on the CRUMP, COTTRILL, DOWNS, & PICKENS families The information I am looking for is the date of the marriage, parents of both bride and groom and any additional information that may appear, such as age or dob. Any help would be appreciated.

- Sunday, October 05, 1997: William Johnson
Looking for information on the JOHNSONS of Loop Ck. William and on William H. who moved to Sissonville area in Kanawha County. The father came from Peters Ck in now Nicholas County.

- Wednesday, October 01, 1997: Leonard Lewis
I am searching for info on Lewis family. Hezekiah ABT 1780, son George married Rachel Call, their son Andrew married Margaret McCoy. Their son was Mason M. Any info greatly appreciated !!

- Wednesday, September 24, 1997: Julie Martin
I am trying to research the MARTIN and WISEMAN families. Ira Ashton MARTIN married Flossie WISEMAN in Fayetteville in the early 1920's. Ira's parents were James MARTIN and Ruth Susan BOWYERS. Flossie's parents were Erastus Albert WISEMAN and Harriet Sarah PHIPPS. Any information regarding any of these families would be greatly appreceiated as I am researching from out-of-state. Thank you.

- Tuesday, September 23, 1997: Leonard Lewis
I am searching for info on Caleb Lively/Sidney Gwinn family. They lived in Meadow Bridge about 1850 on. I need info on parents names, place of origin.

-Monday, September 22, 1997: Bob Edwards
I'm looking for the parents of my ancestor Lewis Edwards who, according to the census, was born in Virginia on 17 February 1774. By the mid-1790's, he was paying taxes in Washington County, Kentucky. Local family folklore has it that Lewis came from a place called Capperton. There is no Capperton in Virginia---nor in West Virginia which, of course, was part of Virginia when Lewis was born. I'm told, however, that there IS a Caperton and that it's located in Fayette County. Is that so? Is there someone who could help me determine if Lewis Edwards was born there in 1774?

- Monday, September 15, 1997: Jerry L. Dempsey
Would like to share information with anyone researching the William H. Dempsey family. He was married to Malvina Neel of Monroe Co. WV. Believe he is a son of William S. Dempsey and Winford Athol. I am descended through William H. Dempsey's daughter, Mary Susan Dempsey. 

- Saturday, September 13, 1997

- Thursday, September 11, 1997: Cindy Spearman
I am looking for information on Harper Minner who was married in Fayette County on Dec. 25, 1840 to Elizabeth Meadows. I later find Harper Minner listed in the 1860 Kanawha County Census Index at age 40 number 584. Does anyone know the names of his parents, siblings, children, exactly where they lived. Basically any information at all would be greatly appreciated.

- Thursday, September 11, 1997: Janet Martin
This query is for a friend who does not have a computor. She would like to correspond with someone who is working on the Kincaid's of Fayette Co. You may write her: Karen A. Elmore-PO Box 790-Clendenin, WV 25045

- Saturday, September 06, 1997: Tamara Hunt Kisor
CLARKSON,Matilda Need dob.dod on Matilda Clarkson, dau of William W.&Harriet Clarkson of Fayette Co.Va should be around 1840-45 She was married on 14-Oct.1860 in Roane Co. to Clark Westfall Had one child 22-Dec. 186l Marguriete Westfall Would also like a list of Clarkson children if possible. Thanks in advance DKisor@aol.com

- Tuesday, August 26, 1997: Cheryl Malo
Searching for info on Alminda COLEMAN married to a MILLER. Also searching for Mac COLEMAN. In the 1960 obit for my ggf, it lists his sister Alminda Miller and brother Mac COLEMAN, both of Gauley Bridge, WV. Any info greatly appreciated, and happy to share! Aloha, Cheryl

- Sunday, August 24, 1997: Cheryl McMillion
I am trying to locate anything on my great grandfather, John McMillion, d. 1921. My grandfather, Crosby Harrison McMillion, was born at Hawks Nest, WV ca. 1890. John's other sons were Clarence, Johnny, Charles and a daughter (name unknown). I don't have anything other than that. I just can't seem to find him anywhere. I would appreciate any help you could offer.

- Sunday, August 24, 1997
Garibaldi, Mary Ethel married to John (Giovanni Constantine Genotti). Born on 2/5/1898 in Pocahontas, VA. Died on 8/17/1926, Lochgelly W.VA. Fayette County---Death Registry line 27 page 633 No idea of where they were married....would love to find out....

- Wednesday, August 20, 1997: Lisa S. Beal
A Black Family. Pelton Henry from Virginia, a miner, employed by the Harvey Coal & Coke Co., died in the Harvey mine 7/20, married to Lillie Bell Malinda Price, had three children, Mable Christine Henry Gilbert Henry, and Arethia Henry. Any help would be appreciated.

- Friday, August 15, 1997: Omar Bowyer
Seeking information on James Bowyer married to Elizabeth Ann Thomas, in Fayette County in 1849. 

- Tuesday, August 12, 1997: T.R. SMITH
Seeking information on MARY J. HARRAH. b. 1847ca. Married HARMON SMITH (son of JACOB SMITH and HULDAH JANE KINCAID)in Fayette County on June 15, 1865. Her father's name was THOMAS HARRAH and her mother was ELIZABETH (last name unknown). She lived on Backus Mountain and outlived HARMON who died in in 1902.

- Sunday, August 10, 1997: William Johnson
Looking for information on WILLIAM JOHNSON of Loop Creek died 12/18/1845 and buried on the Nuchels Cemetery. Wife NANCY SIMS died 1860 or 70 Kanawha County. Need information on directions to cemetery and family history?

- Saturday, August 09, 1997: Janet Martin
Could you tell me where Smith Ridge is. I found it on a death record of 1854 of some Martin's I'm working on. Also, Horse Shoe, found on a death record 1856. 

Wednesday, July 30, 1997: Andrew Peters
- CAVENDISH, Louisiana. Married to George Washington CAVENDISH. Lived in Fayette Co. from @1873-1900. Maiden name Louisiana STEERS. Searching for her place of birth

Thursday, July 24, 1997: Brenda Dillon
- I am searching for family members of Richard Collins,s/o Ananetta Collins, who was d/o John and Mary Collins of McDowell Co. WV. Ananetta b. 1855 In Tazewell Co. is found in parents household 1850,60,and 70. but in 80 is found in household of Mullins. Her son Richard was named for Ananetta's brother who lived in Nicholas Co. Richard Collins s/o Ananetta lived at Jodie ,WV. Anybody with connections to this family please contact me. Thank you.

Friday, July 18, 1997: T.Ruloff
- Searching for information on F.HARRY RULOFF, also spelled RULHOFF, married MARTHA KIOUS daughter of James & Isabella Kious, Mountain Cove District, Fayette County, all were residents of the Hopewell (Mill Creek and Shade Creek) area, also need info on Isabella Kious (maiden name), please e-mail any info to: TRuloff695@aol.com , all mail answered. 

Thursday, July 17, 1997: Richard H. Blake
- Can anyone point me to the Brenneman Cemetery, located somewhere near Page or in the area south of Oak Hill? My gr-gr-great grandmother, Mary TREADWAY BLAKE, is supposed to be buried there following her death in 1880.

Tuesday, July 15, 1997: Martha Canopy
- We are looking for information about Eli WOOD who married Jane NICHOLAS October 18, 1832. We would like to know dates of birth, death, place of burial, parents, etc. Also, any information about their son, John N. WOOD(b. 15 Sept 1833) and his wife, Virginia J. HUGHES. Thanks!! 

Sunday, July 13, 1997: Mary L. Roberts
- FRASER, GEORGE. I am interested in any information about George Fraser. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 22, 1851. Died August 5, 1909 in a mine accident @ Morris Creek Coal Mine. He had 9 children, one of whom was my GGrandmother, Mary Martha Fraser. I know nothing about his wife other than a name MARY, and a name ELIZABETH. Any help would be appreciated. 

Saturday, July 12, 1997: Janet Martin
- MARTIN, Job, b 1732 Bucks Co. PA moved to Bedford Co. Va @1745. Came into (W)VA Kanawha Falls/ Gauley River area @1890/1800. Married (1) unknown (2) Elizabeth HUDDLESTON. children by 1st wife who is unknown: Joseph b 1778 Va m Margaret SLACK, who is a decendent of the SLACKS of Kanawha Co.m WV, Rachel MARTIN b 1774 VA. m Harris STANDLEY, children by Elizabeth HUDDLESTON: John E. MARTIN b 1799 Va, died 26 Sept 1874 Kan.Co. WV, m Mary HUDDLESTON, Samuel MARTIN b 1798,m Margaret MCCLUNG. Other possible children could be by either wife: George W. MARTIN m Eliza EVANS, Nathan MARTIN m Miriam HUDDLESTON, Daniel MARTIN b 1791 m Elizabeth??. Joseph MARTIN and Margaret SLACK, Job MARTIN b 1806 VA, m (1) Sally BURGESS, (2) m Mary TERRY, Elizabeth b 1807 VA m Page George STANLEY, Sarah b 1813 m John HUDDLESTON, William m Susan P. Drennon TERRY, Nathan b 1821 m Parthena Hendrick, moved to Nicholas Co.,WV, David b 1821 m Mary Jane FOX, George b 1824 m Susan NEWUARY, John m Mary HUDDLESTON, Abraham b 1825, m Mary Pauline RIPPTOE, moved to Nicholas Co., WV. Job MARTIN's siblings: Rachel MARTIN b 11 Feb1754, m Daniel HUDDLESTON, Nancy MARTIN m Issac JENKINS, Nathan MARTIN (possible bro to Job) m Patsy HUDDLESTON, Samuel MARTIN died before 1839 in Tenn. This info on Samuel is from Job MARTINS Rev. War record. These MARTINS lived Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas Co., WV.

- Sunday, July 06, 1997
- Looking for information on John Aexander McGraw born March 6, 1873 possibly from Fayette County. He married Alice Duncan on Aug. 22, 1893. they lived in cabell and Kanawha counties and had 13 children. any info would be appreciated thank you.

Sunday, July 06, 1997: Cathy Beavers
- I am searching for information on Bert (Burt) WALTERS b Dec 25 1867 ____KY. m. Sarah Jane SMITH Jul 12 1895 Raleigh Co WV. He was a merchant in Fayette Co though a constable before that. I have not been able to link him to service in Fayette Co. He died there Oct 3 1930. Any one know when they moved to Fayette? Where he might have been born? Any help would be appreciated.

Thursday, July 03, 1997: Samuel F. Vesser
- Mary Ann "Polly". Seeking ancestral information regarding my great great grandmother, Mary Ann "Polly" Goosey, b. 1775 in Fayette Co. I understand that Fayette Co. was then in VA., but that it is now in WVA. She married Samuel Harris Vesser on Jan 21, 1795. She died 1835 and is buried in the Goosey Plot, Clay Co. MO.

Monday, June 30, 1997: T. RULOFF
- Researching the following surnames: RULHOFF/RULOFF/KIOUS/ MELLICH, all were Fayette County Residents,information is as follows: F.H.RULHOFF d.1910 m.MARTHA KIOUS d.1936 Hopewell/Victor Children: PAUL,AGNES,HELENA,HENRY,SOLOMON Would Appreciate any Information IE,pictures,news articles, or any type of information would be appreciated.E-Mail any info to: TRuloff695@aol.com

Sunday, June 29, 1997: Danita H. Smith
- Looking for parents of Charles Bailey, b. June 1859 in Fayette Co., WV. His mother, Clarindy, married James Williams sometime before Charles was six years old. Clarindy and James Williams had several children. Charles married Mary Harriet McCoy, daughter of Mark McCoy and Abigail Waters McCoy. Charles and Mary Bailey had nine children. The source for most of this was the U.S. Census, 1880, 1900, and 1910. Any help locating Charles father and mother's maiden name would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, June 24, 1997: Patricia Williamson
- I am looking for information on Elizabeth Miles, her son George and his wife Rebecca. They lived in Fayette County in 1900. Elizabeth was born in England. She is my great grandmother.

Wednesday, June 18, 1997: Betty Johnson
johnsons@lewiston.com- I am searching for data on a George William Shawver who died 3/8/1900, in Prosperity, WV. I have searched the map and can not locate what county that down is in. Could you tell me? Many Thanks!

Wednesday, June 18, 1997: Martha Canopy
- I am looking for information about John N. Wood (b. Sept 15, 1833), married to Virginia J. Hughes. Their son, William Garfield Wood (b. Nov 3, 1857) gave Fayette County as birthplace, but I could not find John and Virginia there. Any information appreciated.

Tuesday, June 17, 1997: Donald Pomeroy
- Could you please tell me where Vanetta was located? My mother's family moved there for awhile and lived next to a grave yard. I would like to fined that area and see if there are any fmaily memebers buried there. Their last names were Hudnall's and Smith's. Thank you for any help you can give.

Saturday, June 14, 1997: J R Moore
- Looking fot Frances Tygrett. Great grandmother of mine. Possible aunt of J.Alfred Taylor former editor of state cent. newspaper-Fayetteville.

Wednesday, June 11, 1997: Orland C. Allen III
- I would like to have any information that may be available on C. A. Goddard one time owner of the Fayette Tribune. C. A. Goddard was the son of George W. Goddard of Summers County. However, that is all of the information that I have on this family at this time. Can anyone help with more information?

Wednesday, June 11, 1997: Orland C. Allen III
- I am looking for information on the Gilkerson family of Fayette County. My grandfather was Hershel Dewey Gilkerson of Lookout, Fayette Co. West Virginia. His mother was Fannie Gilkerson also of Fayette County. I have been unable to find the name of his father. Hershel married Arzula Reynolds but I am not sure of the date or location of this marriage. Any information on the ancestors of either of these two would be very helpful.

Wednesday, June 11, 1997: Linda Douglas
- WELCH, Samuel D. b.1841 and wife Nancy Phoebe (neeHUNDLEY?)b.1842 were living in Lowell Tsp/Fayette in 1870,then Blue Sulphur Dist/Greenbrier in 1880. I have not found where they married (abt 1860, since their first son was b.1861) or who their parents were.Several of their kids lived in surrounding area as adults. Any info on this family would be appreciated.

Thursday, June 05, 1997: Lora R. Miller
name@cabell.lib.wv.us- I am looking for Mathias Riffle listed in the 1790 census of Fayette Co. He would have had at least four sons, Jonathan, who settled in Mason Co. as well as William, Samuel and Leonard. Mathias probably came from York Co. Pa. Some of the dates and names are so confusing. Anything would be helpful. Jonathan is my great great grandfather, his son, Richard is my great grandfather and my grandfather is Edward Sheridan Riffle born in 1866 in Mason Co. WV

Wednesday, June 04, 1997: William C. Young
- Request infor on: Howard Loe Young, Frank Chaaffins Matty Chaffins Combs, Mary Young Dates 1900-1917 Fayette Co.,Logan Co.& Boon Co. WVa. Thank you in advance; William C. Young williamy4@juno.com 

Wednesday, June 04, 1997: Cheryl
- Need detailed directions to McVey Cemetery, somewhere in the Beckley area of Fayette/Raleigh counties. I will be driving through this summer and would like to leave flowers on the family graves -- if I can find the place.

Saturday, May 31, 1997: Judy Rucker Wright
sandcrab@gulf.net- Hi, I am looking for the ROMINE who married Lucinda Canfield and had 2 sons. One was John H. Romine b. September 02, 1871 and the other was Jasper Romine. The boys lived with Samuel Rucker and Lucinda when they were 9 yrs and 16 yrs. old. Thank you Judy Rucker Wright

Saturday, May 31, 1997: David McCallister
- Would like someone to lookup the following from the 1870 Fayette census: McAllister, William Fayette Co Sewell Distr, Page 176

Wednesday, May 28, 1997: Stephen Williams
- Looking for info on Klase Williams who went to Hill Top, Fayette Co. at discharge from USAArmy after WW I. He was grossly disabled as a result of wounds from war. Need to know: his father and mother; when did he die; where is he buried? Is he my uncle? I am fairly certain he is, but need more specific information. Thanks for any help. Stephen

Friday, May 23, 1997: Ronald Elliott
- I am searching for information on the community of Elliott, Fayette County, West Virginia. Who was it named for? When was it founded? Was it connected with the Elliott Splint Coal Company of Clay County West Virginia? 

- Wednesday, May 21, 1997: Michael W. Law
mlaw@canuq.ang.af.mil- Law. I am looking for genealogical information on my Father's family. His name is Tallie Washington Law Jr. His father was Tallie Washington Law Sr and his mother was Ruth Kirk. They were from Oakhill, WV. Tallie Sr. died in Sep 1973. Thanks!

Thursday, May 15, 1997: Cherie Clark
- I am looking for information about a couple who lived in Scarbro, WV, in the 30's and 40's. The husband's name was William Tolbert, and his second wife was Anna Lucretia Larwood Tolbert. Although Larwood was her maiden name, Anna Lucretia may have been married before she married William. In the 30's, this couple adopted a daughter, Anna Mae Tolbert. I also understand that William had two children from a previous marriage, Mattie Mae and Claude, and that Claude had a son named Morris. If anyone has ANY kind of information about any of these people, I would love to hear it. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 14, 1997: Dave Kinder
- CHAMBERS, U.G. was station master at Fayette Station in the early 1890's, but not sure if he was from Fayette County. Married Leona Pearl Ferguson in 1895 in Leon, WV. Mason County. Any information would be great.

Sunday, May 04, 1997: Glen Ayers
gleno@erols.com- Seeking information on the parents of my grandfather (Glennie Criss) and parents of my grandmother (Annie Roberta (Wilkerson) Criss. Glennie died 1965. Annie's year of death unknown. They lived in Prudence in 1913 when my mother was born. Any/all information will be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, May 03, 1997: Michael Ruloff 
- Would appreciate any information on family surname,origin Fayette County, circa 1895 thru present date, any marriage,death,birth or any information regarding the following names: F.H.Rulhoff (Ruloff), Mattie Kious, Birdie Keenan. All were Fayette County Residents but links are clouded. Thank you for any information that may be forthcoming. All e-mail will be answered.

Saturday, May 03, 1997: Richard Wilstead
- FERGUSON, SINK, MARTIN, SMITH, GODBEY Interested in sharing informaton with family members who are descendants of Joseph and Elizabeth (Griffith) Ferguson. Joseph and Elizabeth moved to Fayetteville in the 1860's. Their roots are in Franklin Co., VA.. Moving with Joseph was his sister Emaline (Ferguson) Sink, wife of Daniel Sink. Some of Joseph's children married into the SMITH, MARTIN, and GODBEY families. Joseph and Elizabeth are buried in Packs Branch.

Saturday, May 03, 1997: Nettie Gregory 
ngregory@access.mountain.net- Need info on: William Branty ROBINSON (ROBISON) b. about June, 1884. Married Rosie OURS. They had 2 children: Orrie (Ora) and Fred ROBINSON. Ora m. ? BAILEY. William Branty may have been killed in a mine accident. Would appreciate any info whatsoever on any of these names. 

Friday, May 02, 1997: Debra Osborn Hawkins
- Looking for information regarding Amanda Margaret Shuck, daughter of George and Melinda Shuck of Fayette Co., WV. Amanda Shuck married William Bowyer of Monroe Co., WV on June 18, 1864 in Kanawha, Co., WV. They lived in the Wolf Creek area of Monroe Co., WV. 

Friday, May 02, 1997: Marguerite Mathews
- My great grandfather, Andrew Lawson DAVIS was murdered by his cousin, William DAVIS on 5 Nov 1912 in Herberton (now Pax) Fayette Co. WV. I would like to find the court records for the trial of William DAVIS. Can you advise me how I might begin this process? 

April 27, 1997: Charles Jennings
- Jennings,Jackson Theadore... m. Epperly, Mary Gertrude...children born in county, towns of gatewood and cunard...Jackson Jr., Ellen, Polly, Billy Ray, Paul Dean, Ted, Nancy Pat, Joseph Alvin and Lawarence. Jack Sr. passed away in 1969 while Mary still resides in Cunard.

April 27, 1997: Nancy
- Nathan Martin m. Aug 18, 1842 in Fayette Co.WV, Parthena Hendrick. Issue: Orlena Martin b. abt. 1862 AND John Wesley Martin b. abt 1854 in Fayette Co.WV m. Jan. 09. 1878 in Fayette Co.WV , Margaret J. Sims/Simms b. July 22, 1860 in Swiss,WV d. Dec.12, 1949. I would love to hear from anyone connected to the Martin, Sims, Hendrick families.

April 23, 1997: David B. Lassiter
- I am researching William Henry Harrison Adams born Mar 15, 1840 in Campbell County, Virginia. He move to Fayette County in 1860. I am trying to find who his parents were.

April 18, 1997: Herb Dawson
- I am trying to get some information on the possible identifaction of the victims of the Stuart Mine Explosion January 29, 1907. My grandfather, Charles Virgil Johnson was killed in this disaster. He may be burried on the hill above the mine at Louchgelley. I have found his name in the death records of Fayette Co., I found a Charles Vergie in the book by L.C. Dillon: THEY DIED IN DARKNESS. Would anybody have any information on what victims are burried on the hill above the mine? Please post this query with the Fayette County information. L. Herbert Dawson, PO Box 166, Crum, WV 25669-0166.

April 17, 1997: Beckie Rawdon
- I am researching John "Paddy" HUDDLESTON (b 1771) and Miriam JARRETT'S (b 1781) descendants. That also includes researching and looking for any clues as to Miriam's parentage. Their children include Job, Huldah who married Hiram MARSH, Mary who married John MARTIN, George P, Ruth who married Samuel HANNAH, Elizabeth who married Frederick NEIGHOOF, John, Nathan, Allen D, Jarrett C, Nancy who married Pinkney PEOPLES and John A DEMPSEY, Fleming and Susan Ann. The older children lived in Kanawha county. Some of the younger ones lived also in Fayette county. Any help would be appreciated. I will gladly share information.

April 14, 1997: Jennie McBride
- SETTLE-SILVEY Im looking for info. on Ann Elizabeth Silvey b. in Fayette Co.ca 1837 to William Robinson and Margaret Silvey according to the "Settle-Suttle Book" by Wm. Reese. Ann Eliza- beth m. James Patrick Settle on Oct. 10, 1853 in Kanawah Co. I have found no record of their marriage nor can I find any info. on William and Margaret Silvey. The Settle family moved to Kansas in 1872 after they lost 3 of their children to diphtheria. Any info. on the Silvey or Settle families would be greatly appreciated!! I have info. on the Settle family I would be glad to share.

April 13, 1997: Jim Carroll
- Looking for information on the battle or the people: GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH SR. of Abraham, Raleigh County, (bDec.1826, Greenbrier Co./died 1862 in Civil War Battle of Gauley Mountain, Fayette Co.; buried in New Salem Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Abraham, W.Va.) & his wife KATE BENNETT (bNov. 1815, Greenbrier/dNov. 1904, Raleigh Co., children: Frances "Franky" Smith Meadows; Martha Smith Richmond; Mary Ann Smith Plumley; Nancy Jane Smith Atkins; and General Marion, Evan or Ervin, William Ballard, George Jr. and Jacob Smith. 

April 10, 1997: Robert J.House
- Looking for anyone related to Rezin Gordon Biggs, buried in the town of Prosperity, Fayette County, WVA. Anyone related to Domonick, John & Joseph Coponiti(Caponiti).Also looking for anyone related to Hutson (Hudson) Martin born 1812, married to Ann Elizabeth Spradlin.

April 3, 1997: Ron Elliott
- I'm seeking information a community or town known as Elliott. Maps show it located in the Ansted area of Fayette County, WV. Who was it named for? Any history info will be very much appreciated. 

April 2, 1997: La Donna Hall Cassell Hopkins
- Searching for info on LOTTIE STATON (b.April 1892 d. May 12 1918) Lottie married HUGH LEWIS THOMPSON, Feb. 1, 1917, in OAKHILL, FAYETTE CO,WV. Hugh was away , fighting in WWI and Lottie was out and about, may have been shot and killed by an angry wife. Would like copies of obit and any newspaper articles, and any other info on lottie or any other Staton Family members, including "Squire J(ames) P(orterfield) Staton (1864-1916) I will be glad to reimburse for copies etc. La Donna Hall Cassell Hopkins, 4401 Winthrop Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206-3027, (803)782-6971. 

March 31, 1997: M. Marguerite Mathews
- My great grandfather, Andrew Lawson DAVIS was killed by his cousin, William DAVIS during an argument in 1912. The murder took place at the Hatfield Saloon located in Herberton (now Pax) WV. The murder was reported in The Fayette Tribune & Free Press on 14 November 1912. I'm trying to find out the names of Andrew Lawson's parents, and those of William. Andrew Lawson was born 1882 in Cirtsville, Fayette Co. WV, m. 1903 in Raleigh Co. WV to Della Bertie TYREE. 

March 25, 1997: Julie McGrew-Ayres
- McGREW a.k.a McGRAW, McCRAW, McGRUE, etc. I am seventh generation decsendant of Martin and Margaret McGRAW of Greenbrier County. He is first listed in 1796 tax lists with Anthony McGRAW; probably brothers. Is there a connection to Samuel McGARRA of 1786 tax list/court records? There are probable ties to the Cherokee or other native Americans of the vicinity. The known children of Martin and Margaret McGRAW, i.e. Thomas McGREW, Martin McGRAW Jr., and Mary Ann McGRAW WOOD, were residents of Fayette County from ca. 1820 (Nicholas County) to ca. 1838 at Big Creek n.k.a. Chimney Corner. Am trying to determine the origin of this family. Some allied familes were SKAGGS, WITHROW, JOHNSON, and WOOD. All correspondence answered. 

March 24, 1997: Lorinda LwClain
- (Lorinda LeClain) - Would like to know any information about the Walburn family. Reuban Walburn b. Feb. 16, 1816 Fayette Co. WV and married an Abey Townsend (would like to find out her mother and fathers name). Some other Walburns born in Fayette Co are: John b.1804 Joseph b. 11/28/1806, and William b. 1808. Any information on these individuals would be helpful. 

March 24, 1997: John A. O'Neal
- I am looking for information on the O'Neal family of Fayetteville, WVA. My father's name is Wheeler O'Neal Jr., he was born in 1923 in Fayetteville. His fathers name was also Wheeler O'Neal, I believe that his grandfather was named Kimberton O'Neal and that he had brothers Chickamauga and Chattanooga O'Neal. Any genealogical information would be appreciated.

March 21, 1997
losby@add-inc.com judy losby
- Emory SPAULDING, born:7-7 1918 Fayette County. Died: 1-2-1987; John Russell SPAULDING, born: 10-9-1919, Fayette Co. Died: 10-22-92 OPAL Mae Spaulding (WEESE) born: Feb. 9,1898, died;11-6-1978 

March 16, 1997: Katreena Crookshanks
- Looking for information regarding the CROOKSHANKS family. Donald CROOKSHANKS, Fred CROOKSHANKS, Nancy CROOKSHANKS, John CROOKSHANKS. They were one-time residents of Rainelle. Thanks in advance for your time and effort. 

March 12, 1997: Frieda Davison
- I am seeking information about the Kingston Coal Company. Specifically for the years 1934-35. I would like to find their company headquarter and archives. Among the men who worked there were my Dad (Clyde PATRICK), Donald SEABOLT, and Ray HODGE. I would be interested in hearing from anyone about the mine, or anyone who might have had a family member working there. Thanks. 

March 1, 1997
- Would like any Info on COLE family; Harry Sr., Ely Moton, they livede in and around Ansted W.Va; Sugar Creek and Harry & Brothers, Bill, Martin , & Herb worked at one time for the Signal Knob Coal Company. I am Grandson of Harry Sr. Beyaond Ely there is no family history yet. Thanks! 

February 27, 1997: Joe Roberson
- I am Joe ROBERSON of Columbia, TN. My great,great grandfather was one John ROBINSON, perhaps of Page, WV, county of Fayette. Yes, the name changed during the C. War to ROBERSON. John left WV for Eastern, KY. I want any record of this John ROBINSON that is available. If evidence exists that he lived there, I plan to visit in summer of 1998. There was a John Robinson among the Jamestown Colony. We would love to know more. Thanks and anxious to hear from you. 

February 23, 1997: Carolyn Byrd Snodgrass
- My greatgrandfather was Henry Franklin CARTER. He was said to have died and been buried in Fayette Co WV. He was married six times, having children with five wives. His daughter, Bessie, is still alive at the age of 100, but cannot help me because he left them when she was four years old. I cannot locate records about him or his parents, etc. Help! Thanks, 

February 18, 1997: James Skaggs
- I'm trying to find proof that a Charles SKAGGS Family in 1792 was the receipient of a patent for 400 acres upon which the Halfway House was eventually built. The Halfway House is located in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Previously known as Monroe County, Virginia. It has been reported and written about but I cannot find any proof of where it is recorded. Any information would be appreciated. I know that in 1996, it was published in the Beckly Hearld, article written by Jewel Skaggs Ligott. She has since passed away as I understand it, so I cannot contact her to find out where she rec'd her information. I thank you in advance for your time and effort in your research. Jim 

February 16, 1997: George Settle
- Searching for information on anyone related to SETTLE / SUTTLE from Fayette County. I am descended from Meredith SETTLE (SUTTLE) 1858-1946, son of Joseph Charles SETTLE 1828-1902. 

February 16, 1997: Claudia Reed Barnett
- I am looking for information or relatives of Foster Marion BARNETT who lived in or around Boomer WVA in the 1940's. He died in the late 1940's of a gunshot wound and was survied by a second wife I know only as Midge. Thank you 

February 11, 1997
- I am trying to learn more about the lives and descendants of the children of Joseph and Ellen MILLS McKINNEY, as follows: Joshua McKINNEY, 1874 to 1962. Lived in Oak Hill. Who were his wives and children? Andrew Jackson McKINNEY, 1865-1937. Died at Dothan. Who was he married to, and did he have any children? Can anyone help me with the lines of Martha RADFORD, who married Smith JAMES and came to Fayette County around the time of the Civil War? Was she a sister of William A. RADFORD? Can anyone help me find the descendants of William A. RADFORD? Can anyone help me extend the lines of Rebecca RINEHART MILLS, who was living with her daughter Tabitha Jane in 1870? Ellen MILLS McKINNEY was her daughter also. 

February 9, 1997: Irene Hacker Windle
- Iam looking for information on my grandfater Jess (Jesse) Eli DAVIS b/@1885 in VA?, m/Elizabeth ALLPORT (d/o Noah ALLPORT and Elizabeth CLARK ALPORT) in Fayette Co @1908 and according to family history died in a mining accident sometime after 1928. He is buried in Nuttall cemetary at Edmond in the family section with only the inscription J.E. DAVIS. He is buried next to an Elizabeth DAVIS who died in 1917 and I believe is his mother. Please help, I have tried the department of mines, death records, etc and he is like a mystery man. 

February 2, 1997: Rhonda Wilson
- Edgar Earl NEWTON lived in the Pea Ridge area of Fayette County, and died in 1982. His son was Earl NEWTON, Jr. of the Carlisle area of Fayette. Please contact me, 

January 29, 1997: Judith Tickel Need
- Milton AUXIER lived near Jodie WV about 1840-1890. Need the names of his wife and children. 

January 24, 1997: Barbara Houck
richbar1@ix.netcom.com or richbarb@ix.netcom.com
- Seeking information about Daniel Peyton DANIEL b. April 23, 1860 maybe of Cherokee descent. Married Heulla (Hughella) SMITH in Arkansas March 3, 1884. His obituary says he died in Hico, Arkansas, but it is believed to be Hico, Fayette Co., WV since there is no Hico in Arkansas. 

January 18, 1997: Tim Ramsey
- Searching for the parents of Robert WHITE b ca 1797 VA? and wife Mary " Polly " PERKINS b ca 1804 VA. They were married Dec 1820 Greenbrier Co. Family listed 1830-1840 Greenbrier census and 1850-1870 Fayette Co. census. Mary not in 1870 census. Robert states his parents both foreign. 

January 14, 1997
- Looking for the death dates of James Edward CARROW and wife Alice CLENDENIN CARROW. Supposedly buried in a cemetery in Lansing, Fayette Co., W.Va. They both died (at about age 65) in the 1910-1919 range, possibly of the Spanish flu in 1918. Please help!!! 

January 13, 1997: H. Kincaid
- Looking for information regarding my great grandparents. I know Kincaid, West Virginia was named after my great grandfather's family - some are still there. However, I am interested in learning more regarding their ancestors. Their names are James Daniel KINCAID and Fanny (Fannie) BURNSIDE Kincaid. Any help would be appreciated. 

January 13, 1997: LaDonna Hopkins
- Looking for _all_ info on the "Squire" James Porterfield STATON family of Fayette & surrounding Counties. I know he had three(3) wives and numerous children. Will be glad to share info I have. Thank you, LaDonna Hall Cassell Hopkins, 4401 Winthrop Ave, Columbia, SC 29206-3927, (803)782-6971. 

January 11, 1997: David Humphrey
- looking for information about my grandparents and relatives who resided in Pax, West Virginia. Grandparents were Elias HUMPHREY and Alice nee FISCHER or FISHER HUMPHREY. Any help would be appreciated. 

January 10, 1997: Dennis DeLuke
- I am looking for any info on Clark D. CROW, B.1815 in England, d. Dec 27, 1892 in Fayetteville. He was sheriff at some point. Daughter Susan Evelyn CROW, b. Sept 28, 1868, in Lost Creek. Believe wife Nancy d. July 27, 1893 in Fayetteville. Any info on the family would be appreciated. 

January 9, 1997: Linda B. Reams
- Looking for the family of George E. BARTLAM who left Chesterfield County, VA. about 1884 and relocated in Fayette Co., WV. Geo. E. BARTLAM had extensive land holdings in Chesterfield, probably moved to WV to mine coal. Would like to know ancestors and descendants. I assume he is the brother to my ancestor, Enos BARTLAM. Enos, George E, and William BARTLAM were all born in Somerset shire, England, all came to central VA. George E. and William left VA in late 1800's. 


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