Pioneers of Jackson County by John A House

This is dedicated to the author, John A House, one of Jackson County's finest genealogists. Mr House tramped the hills and creeks of Jackson County and the surrounding area, talking to anyone who would stop a bit and oblige him, asking about who used to live here, when did they come, where did they come from, who were their kids? He roamed the cemeteries, making notes of what was written on stones that no longer stand today.

I am more grateful than words can express for this book of his. It was never 'published', it was only after his death that his daughters had his 'notes' typed up and donated a copy to the Jackson County Library. There are mistakes herein. I don't know if he wrote it down wrong, or maybe the typist couldn't read it or just made a mistake.

To make it quicker to load, I have separated the book into sections (larger type), with links to the sketches therein (smaller type). There is family infomation throughout the book, and too many names for me to want to index it further! It's fascinating reading, but if you're in a hurry, you can use your browser's 'find' feature to search for your names.

The book is arranged in geographical order, following the 'cricks' and runs and valleys. You may find who you seek in more than one place.


 

Original Order

Title Page

Foreword

Introductory

Pre-Glacial Mill Creek Valley

Lower Mill Creek:Its Early
Settlers & Their Families

First Settlers

Cottageville

Cottageville in 1833

Warth Family

Hyde Family

Hall Family

Miller Family

Wright Family

Sayre Family

Cow Run

Hartley

Angerona

Crow Family

Douglas Family

Evans Family

Evans Village

Staats Family

Parchment

Deweese Family

Lower Mill Creek Part 2

Ripley


Churches

Census 1850

Schools

Lodges

Mills

Bridges

Roads

Newspapers

Ripley in 1805

Early Courts

"Pauper" School Law

First Courts

Organization of Jackson County

Ripley Cemetery

New Cemetery

The Green Murder Case

The John F Morgan Case

Other Homocides

Ancient Virginia Laws

Ripley During the Civil War

Lower Mill Creek Part 3

History of the Parsons Family


Parsons Family

Bear Tale Incident

Starcher Family

Graham Family

Smith Family

Wetzell Family

Lowther Family

Armstrong Family

Robert Mate

McKown Family

Kidd Family

John Greer

Keeney Family

Stone Family

Sycamore Creek

Ables Family

Straley Family

Landfried Family

Ludwig Family

Richardson Family

King Family

Heart of Mill Creek

Bonnett Family

Acree Family

Cleek Family

Riley Family

Flesher Family

Harpold Family

Carney Family

Chase Family

Skidmore Family

Reynolds Family

Vandyne Family

Tolley Family

Rhodes Family

Tug Fork

Other Settlers on Tug Fork

Settlers of Grass Lick

Casto Family

Rollins Family

Slaughter Family

Ours Family

Westfall Family

Cunningham Family

Edward Green

Shinn Family

Upper Mill Creek, part 1

Parish Family

Windon Farm

Keenan Farm

Hyre Family

Wolfe Family

Rader Family

John H Rader

Greenleaf Family

Bradley Family

Horner Family

Norman Family

Bush Family

Upper Mill Creek, part 2

Settlements on Frozen Camp


Kelley Family

Hogsett Family

Settlers on Joe's Run

Wiblin Family

John A Hyre

Luke Parsons Farm

Reminiscences of Pioneer Big Run

Koontz Family

Smith Family

Butcher Family

Ayres Family

The Henry Knopp Farm

Knopp Family

Other Settlers Below Buffalo

Little Creek Pioneer

Buffalo Trail

Aplin Family

Rhor Family

Eagle Farm

Floods and Washes

Burning Charcoal

Ludwick Family

Mitchell Family

Street Family

Little Creek Church

Fountain Family

Weas

Davis Family

Lattimer Family

Harper Family

Hood and McGrew FamiliesWeas

Maguire Family

Lower Sandy Valley

Washington Survey

Fleming Family

Fitzhugh Family

Wells Family

Click Family

Anderson Family

Stanley Family

Pickens Family

Rowley Family

Jesse Hughes

Buffington Family

Dewitt Family

Coleman Family

Rector Family

Roberts Family

Nesselrode Family

Boso Family

Hyde Family

Alkire Family

Slaven Family

Flinn Family

Staats Family

Derenberger Family

Rardon Family

Middle Sandy Valley

Adams Family

Harris Family

Sheppard Family

Howes Family

Beatty Family

McGee Family

Reed Family

Gallatin Family

Weas Family

Vannoy Family

Mairs Family

Dilworth Family

Depue Family

Cheuvront Family

Hawk Family

Full Family

French Settlement

McFarland Family

Sayre Family

Trueman Family

Custer Family

Dawkins Family

Johnson Family

Knotts Family

A Jackson County Flood

Upper Sandy Valley

Carder Family

Last Wild Game on Sandy

Stutler

Washburn

Hartley Family

Roy Family

Smith Family

Vannoy-Duncan

Hutchinson Family

Harper-Coe

Baker

Snyder Family

McPherson

Butcher

Hopkins

Upper Sandy Valley


Alphabetical Listing

Ables Family

Acree Family

Adams Family

Alkire Family

Ancient Virginia Laws

Anderson Family

Angerona

Aplin Family

Armstrong Family

Ayres Family

Baker

Bear Tale Incident

Beatty Family

Reminiscences of Pioneer Big Run

Bonnett Family

Boso Family

Bradley Family

Bridges

Buffalo Trail

Other Settlers Below Buffalo

Buffington Family

Burning Charcoal

Bush Family

Butcher

Butcher Family

Carder Family

Carney Family

Casto Family

Census 1850

Chase Family

Cheuvront Family

Churches

Cleek Family

Click Family

Coe

Coleman Family

Cottageville

Cottageville in 1833

Cow Run

Crow Family

Cunningham Family

Custer Family

Davis Family

Dawkins Family

Depue Family

Derenberger Family

Deweese Family

Dewitt Family

Dilworth Family

Douglas Family

Duncan

Eagle Farm

Early Courts

Evans Family

Evans Village

First Courts

First Settlers

Fitzhugh Family

Fleming Family

Flesher Family

Flinn Family

Floods and Washes

Foreword

Fountain Family

French Settlement

Settlements on Frozen Camp

Full Family

Gallatin Family

Graham Family

Settlers of Grass Lick

Edward Green

The Green Murder Case

Greenleaf Family

John Greer

Hall Family

Harper Family

Harper-Coe

Harpold Family

Harris Family

Hartley

Hartley Family

Hawk Family

Heart of Mill Creek

Hogsett Family

Hopkins

Horner Family

Hood and McGrew FamiliesWeas

Howes Family

Jesse Hughes

Hutchinson Family

Hyde Family

Hyde Family

Hyre Family

John A Hyre

Introductory

A Jackson County Flood

Settlers on Joe's Run

Johnson Family

Keenan Farm

Keeney Family

Kelley Family

Kidd Family

King Family

Knopp Family

The Henry Knopp Farm

Knotts Family

Koontz Family

Landfried Family

Lattimer Family

Little Creek Church

Little Creek Pioneer

Lodges

Lower Mill Creek:Its Early
Settlers & Their Families

Lower Mill Creek Part 2

Lower Mill Creek Part 3

Lower Sandy Valley

Lowther Family

Ludwick Family

Ludwig Family

Maguire Family

Mairs Family

Robert Mate

Middle Sandy Valley

Mills

Miller Family

Mitchell Family

The John F Morgan Case

McFarland Family

McGee Family

(Hood and) McGrew FamiliesWeas

McKown Family

McPherson

Nesselrode Family

New Cemetery

Newspapers

Norman Family

Organization of Jackson County

Other Homocides

Ours Family

Parchment

Parish Family

History of the Parsons Family

Parsons Family

Luke Parsons Farm

"Pauper" School Law

Pickens Family

Pre-Glacial Mill Creek Valley

Rader Family

John H Rader

Rardon Family

Rector Family

Reed Family

Reynolds Family

Rhodes Family

Rhor Family

Richardson Family

Riley Family

Ripley

Ripley Cemetery

Ripley During the Civil War

Ripley in 1805

Roads

Roberts Family

Rollins Family

Rowley Family

Roy Family

Sayre Family

Sayre Family

Schools

Sheppard Family

Shinn Family

Skidmore Family

Slaughter Family

Slaven Family

Smith Family

Smith Family

Smith Family

Snyder Family

Staats Family

Staats Family

Stanley Family

Starcher Family

Stone Family

Straley Family

Street Family

Stutler

Sycamore Creek

Title Page

Tolley Family

Trueman Family

Tug Fork

Other Settlers on Tug Fork

Upper Mill Creek, part 1

Upper Sandy Valley

Vandyne Family

Vannoy Family

Vannoy-Duncan

Warth Family

Washburn

Washington Survey

Weas

Weas Family

Wells Family

Westfall Family

Wetzell Family

Wiblin Family

Last Wild Game on Sandy

Windon Farm

Wolfe Family

Wright Family





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