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McDowell County Queries - 1997

- kbeim@usa.net (Katherine Beim) - DELL'ORSO, DELLORSO, GALANTI - I am researching the names GALANTI & DELL'ORSO also spelled DELLORSO. My great-grandmother (Marianna GALANTI) married my Great-grandfather (Antonio DELL'ORSO) in Davey, WV in the early 1900's. They had several Children including my grandmother Posquina DELLORSO who was born in 1912. Most of her family remained in Canebrake, WV. One of my grandmother's brothers (Tony DELLORSO) owned a bar in Canebrake. One of her brother's (Augustine DELLORSO) still lives in Canebrake / Berwin. I am looking for any information on either family.

- drifter@newreach.net (Tammy Honaker) - BAILY, BLANKENSHIP, MEADOWS, STACY - I am looking for information on Melvin London BLANKENSHIP. Born 12-2-1891 or 1892 in Panther, W.VA. McDowell County. I have his parents listed as Levi BLANKENSHIP and Ismarillida BAILY. His granparents were Dan BLANKENSHIP and Sophia MEADOWS. Melvins brothers and sister were: Harrison, Simon, William, Elish, Eva, Cloie, Clay, Francis, Sarah, Miney, Alice, Elijah, and Alvis. Melvin married Rachel STACY and had the following children: David, Alice, Spicey, Albert, Eli, and Sarah. Any information on any of the above people would be appricated and I will share any information I have.

Otho M. Cartwright, Jr. - summer@ramlink.net - Moses CARWRIGHT came to Logan Co. after 1830, with his wife Clarisa (Clara) MURPHY, they were married in Madison Indiana. Their children were Thomas, Jane, William, Letty, Lewis and Barary. Moses lived and owned property in the Wyoming and McDowell Conties of VA, now WV. Would like to find more information on this side of the family, have information to share with them. Any info will be appreciated.

Zandra S. Walker - TZUZ94A@prodigy.com - CAVES, GOINS, VANDERGRIFF - Looking for a VANDERGRIFF who lived in McDowell Co. around 1890. He was my ggrandfather. Liza Tickle CAVES was the maid of VANDERGRIFF, became pregnant by him, and gave birth to a son, Cleve Lawrence GOINS, who was adopted at age three. Thanks

Donna Distel - DDistel430@aol.com - Looking for information on my ggrandfather, John W. HART. He owned a sawmill near Welch and was killed in a mill accident in 1913.

Becky Coffey - classic@hockinghills.net - My gggf, Charles Albert HUFFMAN (HOFFMAN) immigrated from Switzerland and lived in McDowell County. He married Lou emma SURFACE, b. August 21, 1869 in Mercer County. I am looking for any information available on them. I would especially like to know if Charles' parents came with him. Their names are John Jacob HUFFMAN and Catherine HUPER. Thanks for any help available! Becky

Becky Coffey - classic@hockinghills.net - Would like to know the marriage date of Oscar Taylor FULCHER and Annie Josephine HUFFMAN. It would be in the 1915-1925 range. Their first child, Robert was born October 21,1921. Thank you for your help.

Phyllis Griffith - cnb00647@mail.wvnet.edu - I am researching the HICKS families that settled in McDowell County in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Some of them
lived in the area of Caretta and War and others lived in the area of Bradshaw. They came from Knott County, KY and the surrounding area. I am particularly looking for the descendants of Reuben Radford HICKS and the descendants of Henry Clay HICKS. Also would appreciate any information on the HANDSHOE or STURGILL family. Thanks. Will share information.

Barbara Stanley Yorke - yorkesr@erols.com - Searching for info on Nancy SHORTRIDGE b. ??, married John MUNCY (b. 4/1867) in 1892 at Iaeger, WV. Also searching for info on Scott & Mary TAYLOR living in Iaeger, WV. (Children: Maggie & Laurie.

Linda H Johnston - poollinda@webtv.net - HUNNELL- Looking for HUNNELL links for g-parents Lawrence & Eva Ruth living in Richlands (Tazewell Co) Va 1920s. I think the family migrated thru W VA from Pa. Thanks.

Jerry Rose - grose@swva.net - ROSE/MOSS/PERSINGER - I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Thomas Wesley ROSE born 08 May 1882 and died 03 Jul 1943 in Monroe Co, WV. He was married 08 Mar 1923 in Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV to Ella Mae PERSINGER born 31 Jan 1898, Ella was the daughter of William PERSINGER and Rosa MOSS. However, I suspect that Thomas was married prior to his marriage with Ella. He had the following children from the first marriage: Foster, Nettie (married a BLACKBURN), Hattie (married a SMALLWOOD), Emmett, Minnie (married a BAILEY), Leonard. The following children he shared with Ella: Mary b 1919, Florence b 1921, Cecil b 1923, Helen b 1930, Effie JoAnn b 1932, Paul b 1934, Ernest b 1939, and Carl b 1942. I understand that Effie JoAnn was born in Hemphill, WV on 25 May 1932. I do not have any information regarding Thomas' parents, sibs, or previous wife. Nor do I have any information regarding the Persingers. Can anyone help me? Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated as I have hit a dead end with my grandfather.

- EDani22618@aol.com
In the 1860's had relatives living in McDowell Co. The Post Office was Gilea Spring, the 13th District. The family was John and Jane MOUNTS DANIELS. Their children were Peggy, Elizabeth, Micheal, Nancy Polly and John. Micheal fought in the Civil War and was killed. The family then moved to Lawrence Co. KY Don't know which side he fought on. The family later received word that the grave where he was buried was being moved. No one seems to have any information on it. How would I find out which side he fought on and where the grave is located?

Susan Ryntz - sissyRZ@aol.com - I am researching the name CHAFFIN. My great grandfather's name was Stanley CHAFFIN b. 4/25/1861- d.1/19/1934. He was born in Pigeon Creek, married Polly VANHOOSE from Crum, WV, born approx. Feb. 1865. Their children were: George, Joe,Wallace, James Walter (my grandfather), Fred, Stella, Gus, and Betsy. Any info. would be appreciated., we have very little on this family. Thanks.

Debra Blankenship - rjeffrey@citrus.infi.net - Looking for any information about King H. BLANKENSHIP b.1851 d.1931 married to Clemma BAILEY b.1854 d.1939. They had children Celia, Lula, Martha, Witcher, Nancy, James Harrison, Calaway Walter, Charles H. They lived in Mingo Co., Wyoming Co., and Buchanna Co. Va. Where was King Hiram born?, married? King Hiram and Clemma are both buried in Wyoming County in the BLANKENSHIP Family Cemetery. King's parents are said to be Daniel BLANKENSHIP and Patty LESTER. Where did they live and what other children did they have?

Jane Cox - cox@cwv.net - Looking for info on following people; specifically confirmation on their death dates and their parents names. John James ROBERTSON b. 5/10/1859 KY d. 7/17/1925, McDowell Co. Lucy (WHEELER) ROBERTSON b. 1855, Buchanan Co. VA d. 12/11/1948 McDowell Co. James E. CLYBURN or CLYBERN b. 4/14/1866 VA d. 3/24 or 3/29/1929. Martha (CHRISTIAN) CLYBURN b. 8/20/1859, d. 10/15/1932. All of the above are supposedly buried at the English Cemetery at English in McDowell Co. Any info would be appreciated. Thank You.

Paula Coleman Horne - plug@mtinter.net - Searching for information on William and Elizabeth COLEMAN. They had a son William who married Sarah REED or REEDY. Sarah's parents were Wesley and Polly. Sarah's sons were Noah, Tom, Sam, and Peter. Noah lived in Bradshaw. I am also looking for information on Howard Milam whose children were Pauline,Henry,and Norman. He may have been born around Hensley. Thanks.

Paula Coleman-Horne - plug@mtinter.net - I am researching the MILAM family. My grandfather was Howard MILAM. I am looking for any brothers or sisters that he may have had. I do not know who his parents were. Thank you.

Gina Rose - grose@swva.net - Seek info on Thomas Wesley ROSE family that lived in McDowell Co. in Hemphill, WV during the 1930's.
Thomas was born 08 May 1883 and was married to a Betsy. Thomas and Betsey had the following children: Foster, Nettie, Hattie, Minnie (who married a BAILEY), and Leonard. I don't know what happened to Betsy. Thomas later married Ella Mar PERSINGER b 31 January 1898. Ella and Thomas had the following children: Emmett, Mary Elizabeth, Florence,
Cecil, Boots, Helen, Paul, Ernest, Carl and Effie JoAnn. JoAnn was born 25 May 1932 in Hemphill. I don't know where the others were born. JoAnn married Marvin "Pete" NEELY. Thomas' son "Boots" claims that Thomas immigrated from Ireland to WV. I have not been able to prove this yet. I am awaiting Thomas' death certificate for more information. Can anyone give me ANY information on this family? I have met with a dead end at this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Valerie Barneson - VBarneson@aol.com
Looking for widow of John R. BRANCH (resident of McDowell Co. d. in 1950 Cabell Co.) wd. was Elizabeth Jane HART m. 1937 in McDowell Co

Rodney Veitschegger - RDVSR@aol.com - ROBERTS: I have been researching ROBERTS family of area for 40 years and would like to exchange information on it. Also have info. on GODREY, BAILEY, HAMMONS, STANLEY & MULLINS

Paula Coleman-Horne - plug@mtinter.net - I am looking for informantion on Wesley and Polly REED. They had a daughter Sarah REED who married William COLEMAN son of William and Elizabeth COLEMAN. William and Sarah had childen Noah, Abbey, Angeline, Tom, Sam, Peter, and Nancy. I am also looking for information on Dodge COLEMAN. THANKS

Judy Stabolepszy - stabo@together.net - I'm looking for any information about my grandparents, Joseph SHAFFER and Edith SHARP. Joseph was an accountant for a coal mine in Kimball, where they lived. Joseph died in his 40's sometime around the late 1930's

C. Mitchem - WPKA88A@aol.com - Looking for info on Shorten SMITH who lived in Tazewell Co. VA, died 1836, according to will probate. He left everything to his 2 year old granddaughter, Rebecca MITCHEM (MITCHUM, MEACHAM, MEACHUM) who was the daughter of his daughter, Joanna, who married Jedediah MITCHEM. According to early land deeds, Shorten was married to a Lavinia but we don't know when or where married or her last name. We do know that Shorten served in Rev. War from Dutchess Co. NY from 1781-83 and let out at Snake Hill (NY or NY??). He received bounty land in Onondaga Co. NY and sold it. Then shows up purchasing land in Botetourt Co. VA about 1785/6. The children we know of for sure are: Joanna, Vinney (Lavinia), Isaiah, Shorten and possibly a William and Joseph. (They get married in Tazewell about same time period as othter children.) The granddaughter, Rebecca, married Henderson ELSWICK about 1854 in Tazewell.

Neal N. Rose - rosene@ghg.net - Looking for father of Albert ROSE married to Emily LOCKHART, mother Mary ROSE; related in some way to the LESTER family; had a son William C. ROSE (nickname Neal). Albert died sometime between 1900 & 1920.

Lorrie Kelley - Msivel@aol.com - Looking for help finding info on my g-greatgrandfather, Moses ADDAIR/ADAIR. I know he was born in Va in 1830's, married Susannah MULLINS, served with the CSA, moved to McDowell Co., sometime after the war and before 1880. They had eight children: Noah, Henry; James, Thomas, John, William, Samuel, Charlotte (Lottie). Moses died in 1898 and is buried at Shortridge Cem., Garland, McDowell Co., WV. If anyone has information on his parents or on his son Noah, I would greatly appreciate your assistance.

Tari Harris - Tari22@aol.com - Looking for a woman by the name of Elma Ilene BUSH born in 1922. She was a school teacher in the 60's in Welsh. Married could have been HAYHURST. Any help would be wonderful. Have come to a dead end here.Thanks

Lindsey Grey - lsgl@bellsouth.net - I am searching for my father in laws parents. My father in laws name is Frank GRAY. He was born October 1, 1915 in Premier, West Virginia. His fathers name is Robert Austin GRAY. His mothers name is Elizah Jane GRAY. He is supposed to have other siblings and his father was a miner at the time of Frank's birth. In my small amount of research I have almost determined that Premier, West Virginia obviously has a different name now. Can you help. I would appreciate it very much.

Sharen A Chambers - halfpint@comteck.com - Looking for Thomas Chatman BLANKENSHIP who md Sarah BAILEY. They had several children: Tennessee; Lewis; Mary, Crocket, Cloyd, Armeda, Lucinda, Mack. The one son Harrison was b 11 Nov 1873 Sandy River, McDowell Co. and md Dulcelia BAILEY. They had about 12 children. One daughter Rose Edith b 15 Dec 1899 Panther, McDowell md. (1) ? Richards and had one daughter Katherine Aldine. Rose then md. Charles Clinton HOWELL and moved to Newburg, OR. Any information will be appreciated.

Joan Stallard - JStall228@aol.com - I am trying to find my ansestor from McDowell Co. All I know is my grandmas name was Viola STEELE, daughter of Robert STEELE and Margaret CHRISTIAN. She was born in 1885. Thank you for any help.

Terry R. Tabor - Trtdrum.@aol.com - Daniel Henry PERDUE b. c. 1842 in Va. d. Nov. 4 1928 at Maybeury, WV. m. to Elizabeth Ellen O'DELL. Are there census records in McDowell county to verify his residence and to indicate who his family members were?

Barbara Stanley Yorke - yorkesr@erols.com - Searching for info on James STANLEY and Amanda HARMAN (married in McDowell Co., 1/27/1875. Children-David (b.2/17/1879-d.2/12/1959); Zeb (b, ???-d. 12/25/1958). Also searching for info on Sherman COLEMAN (b. 1867 in WV) married to Virginia ROBERTS (b. 1865 in KY). Children: Curtis; Cythia; Polly; Cora; Walter. Any information would be appreciated.

Barbara Yorke Barbara Yorke - yorkesr@erols.com - Searching for info on Albert John YORK, married to Stella Frances SARISKUS. Possibility they may have lived in Bartley, WV, in 1934. Albert John and Stella Frances were born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1883. Any info would be appreciated.

Terry R. Tabor - Trtdrum@aol.com - Elizabeth Ellen O'Dell m. Daniel Henry (or Clarence) PERDUE abt 1870. He died in McDowell county Nov 4, 1928, she sometime thereafter. Her daughter was Isabelle PERDUE (1870 - 1923) who m. Andrew Jackson TABOR (1864 - 1938). When did Elizabeth Ellen die and who were her parents?

Laurie McKenzie - LaurieMcK@aol.com - POYE - Searching for info on grandparents: Anton (Tony) and Bertha (SALYER) m. circa 1901; children: Helen, Carmen, Kermit, Orval, Olga. This family lived in or around Gary between 1901 and 1917. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Robert Crabtree - crabtree@speedlink.com - I am looking for ancestors of George Washington CRABTREE to complete ancestor chart for the CRABTREE family. I am Robert CRABTREE, son of Arba CRABTREE formerly of Boissevain, Va. I am now living in California and I need help finding family links. I am also searching for an out of print PBS film, "Between Rock And A Hard Place", portraying my wife's Aunt Delphia SMITH and her husband John. This film is about a coal miner's way of life. It is of great historical value to my family. The film was shot in the coal fields of Amonate, Va and Gary, WVa.

Debra Belcher Tippit - debtip@interpath.com - I was born in McDowell county 7/11/51, mothers name Edna Faulkner BELCHER, father Ted Howard BELCHER. I am looking for my fathers mothers death certificate. She was living in Florida when she died. Her name was Madge BLEVINS. An article appeared in the Bluefield daily telegraph in the late 70's or early 80's.

Gary A. Mullins - gmullins@mindspring.com - My name is Gary Allen MULLINS (used my stepfathers last name of Lumpkins). Born (July 7, 1944) & raised at Kimball, McDowell Cty. Graduated from Welch High in 1963. Lived in Atlanta, GA. ever since graduation. I am in search of my father. His name is Herbert Arnold MULLINS. He was born at Itman, Wyoming Cty, Mar 20, 1923. His mother & father is Edward & Mary Mullins. I think Edward was a preacher. He has a sister named Ruby. He has a son & daughter by second marriage, named Shirley & Herbert. He married my mother Bernice Louise ODHAM in Sept. 1942 and divorced in Oct. 1945 If anyone knows the whereabouts of Herbert or any of his relatives, I would love to hear from you or them. I am currently researching my family tree and have come to a dead end on this side of my family. Anyone else want to chat, please feel free to email. Have a good day.

Robert Kelly (Need eMail address - Robert please contact - Site Host Direct with info)
I am looking for any information on Ben Benjamin KELLEY and his wife Isabell Mullins KELLEY. Ben was born in Kentucky in 1888 and married Isabell on June 20, 1908. Belle as she was called had several children when she and Ben married. Andrew MULIINS born 1900, William MULIINS born 1904, Rebecca MULIINS born 1906, Whitt MULIINS born 1907. Ben and Belle had Marvin KELLEY born 1911, James KELLEY born 1914 and Ella Mae KELLEY born 1909 and Cas KELLEY born 1917. Benjamin and Isabell left Buchanan County and moved to the Bradshaw area of McDowell County. I'm interested in any information on the mentioned chidlren or Ben and Belle such as marriage and death information or if anyone knows if any of the children are still living and how they may be contacted. My name is Robert Kelly post office Box 2525, Grundy, Virginia 24614. Also any kind of court records, cases and so on would be helpful. Thanks.

Bryan Buchanan - b-buchanan@south-weber.com - I am looking for any info. on Frederick Maxwell PERRY, born about 1870 in Tazwell Co., VA. He married a Christina Virginia SLUSS (born about 1872 in Tazwell, also) in 1888 in Sullivan Co., TN. I am really interested in death dates and/or burial places.

Olive Allen - olive@sols.net - I am looking for information on ALLENS, HALLS, BLANKENSHIP and McCOY. Looking for Lucy Jane HALL born 1890 died around1965 and Elias Allen b.1890 died 1930. All help will be appreciated.

Joan Stallard Joan Stallard - birdland@mtec.net - I am looking for my grandmothers people - Viola STEELE, born 1885 married Willis BLANKENSHIP, 1904. Willis born 1848. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Please Note - My E-mail address has changed from: Jstall2281@aol.com to: birdland@mtec.net

- Bj04@aol.com - Searching for a record of death for John W. COLLINS and his wife Mary ROARKE/O'ROARKE Collins . They would have died in that county after the 1870 census was taken. It is believed John W COLLINS was the son of Meridith COLLINS of Pike Co Ky and Mary was from Harlan Co. KY

Annette Cook Monday
I have information that says my ancestors, Council K. WALKER and Emily M. LAMBERT, were married by her father Rev. Thomas Kennerly LAMBERT at his home in McDowell County, West Virginia. I am looking for information on this LAMBERT family. I have also seen reference to a Lambert Family Geneology. Does anyone know anything about this? I am also looking for some people by the name of HUFFMAN. I don't know for sure if they are from this county. Looking for Andrew Jackson HUFFMAN; his wife, Dirie SARTAIN; and their daughter, Bertha(Betty) Helen HUFFMAN.

Frank Green - jfgreen@tez.net - I am researching my Great-Grand father William Josephus JONES. I know he was born in 1867, but do not know where. He died in 1930 in Beckley and is buried there. The 1900 census shows him as living in McDowell and being a coal miner. His wife was GeorgeAnn WIRT and was born in Giles County, VA. I have quite a bit of information on her family, but hardly any on William JONES. Thank You

Mark McCroskey - markmc@kalamazoo.net
I am researching the McCROSKEY and PRESLEY families.

Jane Cox - cox@cwv.net
Looking for Robertsons who may have lived in Wayne Co. WV during the period of 1860-1920. Warren ROBERTSON, John or J.J.ROBERTSON, Lucy & Mary Angeline ROBERTSON

Karl Shatley - kdsone@aol.com - Researching Sidney Richard SHATLEY.

Pamela Melton - xwrd68a@prodigy.com - Any information on a Nickatie Lester Floyd ENGLAND, she was a midwife in McDowell county in the late 1800 thru 1920's. She is my gggrandmother and would like to find where she was born and was her parents Thomas and Mary LESTER? Also need information on a man by the name of possibly George ASBURY, my ggrandfather named Eligh ROBERTS was born a ASBURY unknown why he was given away. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Joan Stallard - birdland@mtec.net - I am trying to find information on my grandparent My grandmother name was Viola STEELE born 1885, married Willis BLANKENSHIP in1904. Willis, born in 1848. Any information would be a big help Viola parents were Robert STEELE and Margaret CHRISTIAN. Willis parents were Conley BLANKENSHIP and Polly JUSTICE. Thank YOU

Jerrie Moore - JMooer3672@aol.com
MULLINS, HUNT, BLANKENSHIP. Searching for the children of John and Mary (HUNT) MULLINS. John was born 1843 in Wise Co, VA and wed Mary Elizabeth HUNT in Wyo Co VA 1865. M/L lists his parents as Solomen and Elizabeth ___________(NOT HALL) Mullins and Mary's parents as Henry & Sarah (LOWE) Hunt. Childred: Richard b 1864, Lewis Franklin b 1866, George Washington b 1868, Eliza Jane b 1873, Sarah Ann b 1875, and Andred Jackson b 1880 the same year John died. Mary remarried 1883 to William BLANKENSHIP and had three more children: Leash, John 1886, and Samuel 1889. Would like to hear from anyone who has information, related to, or might have information on this family. Have info on LOWE family and will share. Thank you.

Doug Bishop - dbishop2@ix.netcom.com
ENGLAND Family - I have a Matilda BISHOP who mar. Noah ENGLAND in McDowell Co. WV on 5 Feb 1894. Was his parents James and Rebecca ENGLAND from Pike Co. KY? Does anyone have a McDowell Co. WV marriage record ca. 1871 of James ENGLAND to Rebecca ____.

L. Akers - wvlsa@pronett.net - Looking for anyone related to Robert and Emma (BAKER) FRAZIER/FRASIER lived in Goodwill, WV in 1947. My grandmother was one of their children Annie Mae FRAZIER d Jan 25, 1947 m Alfred Ray AKERS. Other known children are Thrusia Jane, Nellie, Dorothy, Ora, Hubert and Mrs. Roy HALL of Goodwill.

Jim Baker - cptnemo@digital.net - I am looking for information on James Berty COLLINS married Dimmie KELLY COLLINS. They lived in Davy in 1921. I believe he originally came from Harlan, Ky. They had 14 children. Lilly, John, Jessie, Eva, Woodrow, Ernest, Josephine, FreddieJoh, Frank, Norabell, Lucille, Anna, Bert & one more. I believe that his parents were John R. COLLINS and Anna REDD who were married Oct.10,1880. Dimmie was born Aug.8, 1887, in Carter County, Ky. a daughter of Frank and Lizzie KELLY. They are both buried in RED WARRIOR Cemetery, Cabin Creek, WV.

Bill Bryant - bryant@gamewood.net - I am looking for info on my grandmother, Salloie Alice YOST. She was married to Elmer A. PERDUE in McDowell County in 1905. He was a foreman for the N. & W. Railroad. Her father was listed as D.P. YOST. That is all the info I have.

Doug Bishop - dbishop2@ix.netcom.com
I have a Noah ENGLAND that mar. Matilda BISHOP on 5 Feb 1894 in McDowell Co. WV. I believe his parents were James ENGLAND and Rebecca __?__ who probably mar. ca. 1871 in McDowell Co. WV. I believe James ENGLAND's parents were Sherd ENGLAND who mar. Sally COOK on 13 Feb 1845 in Pike Co. KY. Can any help?

Velpo Robertson, Jr. - velporobertson@sprintmail.com - I would like to add SNOW to your list of surnames. I have a query posted Sept. 6, 1996 and need to change the e-mail address to my new address. Thanks

- BJ04@aol.com - I am not sure where I should be lookin. Where is Dick's Creek. My John W. COLLINS is listed on the 1860 &1870 McDowell Co. census as living at Dick's Creek but nobody seems to know where that is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Olive Allen - olive@sols.net - I am looking for people located in McDowelll County by the name of ALLEN, BLANKENSHIP, McNEELY, PARKS, JOHNSON. I need to know the name of Lucy Jane Hall ALLENs parents. She is the mother of Zeb, Sherman, Shurles, Ellis, Junior, Martha, Patty, and Alice. Would appreciate all the help I can get.

Doug Bishop - dbishop2@ix.netcom.com - I am trying to find more info on a Noah ENGLAND who mar. Matilda BISHOP on 5 Feb 1894 in McDowell Co. WV. Was Noah ENGLAND son/o James and Rebecca ENGLAND? Any info on the ENGLAND family would be most appreciated. Thanks, Doug

Dennis W. Bottorff - bottorff@polarnet.com
PHIBBS, SMITH, BOTTORFF: I would like information regarding a Washington Franklin Arthur Sebastian PHIBBS (b. 1885 birthplace unknown) and family. Around 1914 he married widow Susie (b. c. 1890) Emma SMITH (maiden name - widowed from James ? around 1910 -- James was killed in a drowning accident in the region.) Susie Smiths great-grandfather, James SMITH, apparently lived in the region, and was a slave-owner. Washington and Susie's first child, Naida Leoma PHIBBS, was born in Hemphill (or Welch,) McDowell County on Nov 10, 1914, according to an affidavit issued in San Diego, California in 1944. The family moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, around 1920. Washington had at least two brothers, John and Calvin, though their birthplaces are unknown. Calvin was later a magistrate in Twin Falls. Susie bore four children by her first husband: Annie, Fred, Caroline, and Cabotla (all born in the area -- Fred was killed as a child by a train while playing on railroad tracks.) Susie bore three children by her second husband: Naida L., Rupert, and Howard Phibbs. Naida married Clarence Wayne BOTTORFF (of the Berks Co., PA Batdorf lineage and b. Dec 25, 1917 in Kansas) on Sept 24, 1937, in Idaho. Any information regarding the families would be greatly appreciated.

- DENDEN@aol.com Just started researching my great grandfather Adam COLEMAN (born about 1872) and great grandmother Rilda ROBERTS (born about 1876). They were married 4/8/91 in McDowell County. Would appreciate any information on either of their parents, etc. Thanks.

Ed Davidson - davidso9@ix.netcom.com - Request a lookup in the McDowell County death records for one Edwinnie FIELDS, b c.1870, and died abt 1950 in Iaeger. She was the daughter of William FIELDS b abt 1845. I would like any particulars, to include the actual date of death, cause of death, and any pertinent information regarding her or her family.

Roger Schwab - rogschwab@midlink.com
PEELE, EMPIRE MINE Cornelius PEELE died 1904 in the EMPIRE MINE, McDowell County, documented in the book & Fatalities in WV Coal Mines 1883-1925 Does anyone know EMPIRE MINE'S location & history? Cornelius PEELE is a son of Daniel PEELE's first marriage in Surry County, North Carolina. Both men followed the old horse trading route north to the McDowell County coal mines. Would appreciate any information on the PEELE family, and on EMPIRE MINES. Cornelius PEELE is my great-grandfather. Thanks!

Chip & Pamela Melton - xwrd68a@Prodigy.com - Looking for Parents of a David ASBURY, he was married first to a Sallie BEAN then to a Missoura STEELE. Appreciate any help!

Melissa (Johnson) Wills - melissawills@juno.com
WHITT, LESTER, SMITH, MULLINS, JOHNSON: I am looking for information on my grandmother Nora Beatrice (MULLINS) JOHNSON's family. She was born March 31, 1916 at Caples. Her parents were Richard and Nancy Alafaire (WHITT) MULLINS. Alafaire's mother's name was Hannah (SMITH or LESTER?) WHITT ... I have conflicting data regarding her maiden name. I would love to have any information at all regarding this family.

Tina Blanton - tlblant@acpub.duke.edu - Searching for info on Delitha/Litha COLLINS born about 1855. Parents were Perron and Thoda. Also need info on these parents.

Chere Fleischer - stonamals@sedona.net - My grandfather James Oscar BOONE was killed in 1928 in the Pocohantos coal mines. I have written for his death certificate from WV and they tell me there is no record. Does anyone have any info on the mines or where I might obtain any? Thanks in advance for any help.

Maggie M. Woolridge - mmwoolridge@inetone.net - I am researching George Washington PAYNE and his wife's family-Arminda Beavers PAYNE....her parents were John BEAVERS and Polly DILLION. I have information on the PAYNES and BEAVERS of McDowell County-formally Tazewell Co. Va.

Linda Hunnell Johnston - poollinda@webtv.net - Searching for info about Jessie HUNNELL who died in a coal mine in 1928 in McDowell Co. Does anyone know of a mining accident during that year or who I might contact for further info? Any help will be appreciated.Thanks

- JJones8075@aol.com - Looking for information on DOLLAR family in Anawalt. My grandfather Edward DOLLAR grandmother was Cora. Please email me with your information. Thanks

- dldavis@ll.mit.edu - I am beginning a genealogical search for my 6-week old son, Lael Elijah DAVIS. His middle name makes him the 5th generation "Elijah" in the family. I've gone back as far as his maternal great-grands(Garfield CARTER & Ocie CRAFT), his paternal great-grandfather (Noah DAVIS) and great-grandfather (Elijah COUSINS). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

William HARROLD - sealighter@juno.com - I am interested in corresponding with any member of the WISLER family who moved to Tazewell and McDowell Counties.

- Imhere2560@aol.com - Looking for information regarding my grandfather, Delbert Roy SIZEMORE. He was born Aug. 19, 1916 in McDowell County. I would like to know if there is any information about his parents, their birthdates & the area where they were from. I appreciate any help you can give me.

Rodney Veitschegger - RDVSR@aol.com - I have been researching ROBERTS family of area for many years, and would like to hear from anyone interested in ROBERTS for allied families. Especially Cornelius, Owen, Riley, Isaac ROBERTS

Claudeen Green - claudeen@eburg.com - Would like information regarding Charles YOUNG, born in Tazewell, WV April 24, 1836; married Elizabeth MERRITT Aug 9, 1857 in Troy, Doniphan County, KS. Have information that he enlisted July 18, 1861, in St. Joseph, MO, Company D, 13th Upper Missouri during the Civil War. They had eight (8) children - James Alvin, Charles Robert, Ansel Lee, William B., Lewis Edward, Charlotte , John Henry and one infant that died. Would appreciate any information. Thanks.

Don Tshudy - DRT712A@aol.com - A 1926 issue of the Ritter Lumber Co.'s publication (The Hardwood Bark) mentions a Lewis MEADOWS who may be my wife's g grandfather. I would like to follow-up on vital records, census, etc. but the article does not give a state/county for the operation.
The operation is referred to as "Blakey." Although Ritter's scope was quite large, I believe at this time most operations were in the SE WV and SW VA areas. Have you heard of a place called "Blakey" in McDowell? I queried several online mapping sites without success.Sure would appreciate any help you can give!

Sibyle Hudgens Dent - NitroWedChapel@webtv.net
HUDGENS Thomas Lee was a coal prospector in McDowell Co. He arrived in the spring of 1888, opening up coal mines in Hemphill, Coal Wood and below Davy. b 22July 1863 d 2 Aug 1950. His wife Laurinds LOVINGS HUDGENS B 26 Nov 1867. d 17 May 1929 in Ronoke Vas. He built the first House in Welch, Captian Welch lived with his family when he came to Welch in 1892. Their third son John Welch was named for Captian Welch by his request. They had the following children. first names only HUDGENS, ROBERT, T. B 1889, LAURA FRANCES,(first white child born in welch) I was told McDowell co. ?NORA, B 22 APRIL 1893, CLIFTON(PAT) b 18 march 1895. ADA B 7 MARCH 1897, WILEIY BUCK B 22 NOV 1898, CARL PAUL B 10 JULY 1906. WALTER FRANKLIN B 7 MARCH 1900. I find no record of their existance in McDowell co. Since he was among if not the first white settler I feel there should be some thing some where. I have some more info that may be of inportance.

Lee Ann - Leeann@rundlenet.com - I am researching the name of BISHOP in McDowell and Wyoming Counties, Montgomery Co, VA. I am particularily interested in Elisha BISHOP, son of Henry and Lucinda BISHOP. Elisha married Rebecca Harris Bishop. Would like to know if there is a any infomation concerning Rebecca Harris Bishop being Indian. Also would like to find out maiden name of Lucinda Bishop who married Henry Bishop, son of David and Elizabeth Wolford BISHOP.

Candie Freeman - Cfreeman99@aol.com - Searching for information on George W. WRIGHT b.1870 Bedford Co., VA and died about 1941 in Welch, McDowell Co., WV. Requesting exact date of death and burial place. Only information known is George was in a state run hospital during the 1940's in Welch and died there. The state also handled his burial. This information needs to be confirmed. Can anyone help me find George? Thank you.

Phil - janice@mounet.com - HELP!!!! Looking for the person or persons who donated the land for the LESTER Cemetery at Paynesville, WV on top of Bradshaw Mountain, who owns this land now. I am researching the Elisha LESTER family. Any information will be appreciated.

Ron Niswander - rhniswander@dow.com - I am looking for descendants of the NICEWANDERS (also spelled NISWANDER, etc.) who moved to WV around 1900 from Bland County, Virginia.

Phil - janice@mounet.com - I am looking for information on Abner LESTER or LUSTER and his wife Martha. Abner was born about 1835, am unsure of Martha's maiden name. She was said to have been Cherokee Indian from the Trail of Tears. Any information will be appreciated and any photos will be returned promtly. Abner was a union scout in the Civil War.

Eleanor Hansen - Missym4444@aol.com - Am searching my ancestors and would like information on my mother and father's marriage license- they would married in Welch W.Va. in August 1932. His Name-William Colden WARBURTON - Her Name-Edna Virginia GIVENS

Peggy Brown - dcbrown@tusco.net - Looking for the ADAMS and GYONGYOSI families. Sophia Adams CARR dau. of Steve and Lydia Ginguysi ADAMS lived in Thorpe, WV. They had another daughter Lidia b. Mar 26 1926 at Ethel,WV. Steve died around 1938 and was born in Hungary abt. 1893, occupation - miner. Lydia Ginguysi ADAMS b. Feb 8, 1899 Hungary died May 26, 1987. I believe her mother was Lydia GYONGYOSI b. Apr 27, 1880 d. Mar 1970.

Mrs. J. J McDaniels - HJHT62A@prodigy.com - Searching for the family of Stephen Jackson SMITH 1858-1922 and Mary Rebecca MOORE - known child: Myrtle Smith 1879- My old family notes say the wife and children were in McDowell Co.,WVA ca 1924. Help appreciated. Will repay copy/postage fees.

Sabrina Lawson - c1assy@hotmail.com - I am looking for any information on the CROWDER family in McDowell County. My grandmother is Ruby Estell CROWDER, daughter of James Matthew CROWDER and Lucy Bell GRAHAM. She was born in Gary, WV, on 5 August 1913. I believe she had an older brother Carl. This is the only information I have on the family, but I'm eager to learn more.

Mrs. Betty J. McDANIELS - HJHT62A@prodigy.com - Searching for the family of Stephen Jackson SMITH 1858-1922 and Mary Rebecca MOORE - known child: Myrtle Smith 1879- . My old family notes say the wife and children were in McDowell Co.,WVA ca 1924. Help appreciated. Will repay copy/postage fees.

c1assy@hotmail.com - Looking for James Matthew CROWDER and Lucy Bell GRAHAM. They had several children but I only have information on a daughter, Ruby Estell CROWDER, born 5 August 1913 in Gary, WV. Family tradition has it that they, James and Lucy were killed around 1924. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Shirley Coleman Wood DENDEN47@AOL.com - Am searching for ancestors of my great-great grandfather, Adam COLEMAN and great grandmother Rilda ROBERTS. They married in 1891 in McDowell County. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Neale Clifton - nkcliftn@norfolk.infi.net - I was born in Welch and my grandfather William Thomas FARLEY, and his wife, Lucy Clay FARLEY, lived on a mountain close to Brown's Creek - just about by themselves. WT was a former school teacher, deputy sheriff and truant officer in the area. He had to leave in 1954 due to dynamiting in the area which depleted his water supply - a spring about a million feet up hill from his house. At age 75 he was still mining coal for fuel, had no electricity and as I said, he did not have tap water. I haven't been to the area in quite a few years. It seems to me the population of Welch was about 5,000 at that time. I was born in Grace Hospital. I would like to get in touch with someone who might have known my family.

RTackettsr - rtackettsr@aol.com - Looking for any info on my family. Am just starting my family tree. Most of family comes from Asco[Davey] W.V. My dad's family name is BISHOP. Cecil & Pearl Marie were his parents. FAIRBANKS was my g.mothers maiden name, her parents were William Arthur & Johnnie E., we think he was from Huntersville, Eng. My mother's parents were General Washington & Maggie Margaret HUGHES. Maggie's maiden name was CLEMONS. Her parents were Ida Mae & Gordon. General's parents were Frank &Verna [Vernie] HUGHES. My g.father Cecil's parents were William & Marie E. BISHOP. Any info will be welcome. Thank you in advance.

Linda Davis - ls1davis@aol.com
PHILLIPS... Looking for PHILLIPS who lived on or near a place called Horsepen Mountain in Logan or Tazewell Co. May have been connected with the McCOYS or HATFIELDS. Also looking for ancestors/descendants of Albert M. BURGESS. He had a brother, William (Bill) BURGESS who lived in Huntington WV around the 1920's or 30's. Bill had a daughter or wife named Emmazetta. Who were their parents? Also looking for ancestors/descendants of any STARR's around Logan Co. Came from Martin Co KY. My great great grfather was JACK aka JAY STARR. His parents were MATHEW STARR (could have been Henry Mathew or Mathew Henry Starr) and AMANDA CLINE (her parents are unknown to me) The family married into the SPEARS in Logan Co.(names unknown)

Phil - japhil@mounet.com - HELP!!! HELP!!! Would like information on LESTER Cemetery atop Bradshaw Mountain, in Paynesville, WV. Who donated the land for the cemetery, who was the first person buried in the cemetery, and ownship of the land at this time. Any information will be appreciated.

Betty Sayers Akers - Bee870@aol.com - My father was born in Mcdowell County June 19,1906 his name was Jesse James SAYERS. His Father was named David, I'm not sure but I think his mothers name was Roxie. He had some brothers, Ellis, George, Edward are the names I know. Is it possible you could help me find the rest of the story. Thank you so much for your effort.

Phil - japhil@mounet.com - Abner LESTER/LUSTER and wife Martha. He was a scout for the Union army in the Civil War. Martha was said to be a full Cherokee indian.They are both buried in the VANCE Cemetery atop Bradshaw Mountain. Any information or photos will be appreciated.Photos will be returned promptly.

Sherry Darby Crawford - Dansher@tkdyer.com - I am looking for any info on Samuel COLLINS and Ailene MCCORMACK decendants. They lived in Hensley, W Va. Ailene may have been married to a John SHUFFLEBARGAR before Samuel COLLINS. Known children are Bessie May DARBY KITCHEN, Margaret DARBY DUNCAN, Paul COLLINS, Earl COLLINS, Herman COLLINS, Clyde COLLINS, Stella COLLINS, Raymond COLLINS, and James COLLINS.

Michelle Price - ForTimOnly@aol.com - I am looking for anyone with information of this lineage. Michelle PRICE (me), father Wayman Allen PRICE, father Douglas Fairbanks PRICE, father MacCle lland PRICE (wife was Myrtle WILMOTH/WILMOUTH), father William Price. William Price was from Belington, WV. Mac & Doug were from Shinnston, WV area. Wayman currently lives in Clarksburg along with Michelle. Also, seeking anyone with information about Doug's wife, Viola SENKO, and her mother (nee) Vicktoria ROMANSCHEVICH and father (first name unknown). Viola was born in Elizabeth, NJ.

Barbara Yorke - yorkesr@erols.com - Am searching for info on Albert John and Stella Frances (Sariskus) YORK(E). They lived in Bartley, WV, during 1920-1940. Their children were Frances (Dolly), Henry, William, Marie (Cookie), John, Fred, and Agnes. All these children were born 1903-1917. Albert John was born in Germany and had a heavy accent. He and Stella used to run a Boarding House in Bartley. Stella died in Bartley approximately 1939-40 (I think). Any info at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Glenda Skidmore - Roadrunner@citynet.net - I am researching the FLANAGAN family. I am looking for information on a Charles FLANAGAN who llived around McMchen in the 1960's. His father was William (Will) FLANAGAN.


Brenda Collins Dillon - BJ04@aol.com - JOHN W.COLLINS b. 1797-99 VA/TN d. after 1870 McDowell Co. WV.(lived on land at Dick's Creek; found on 1860 & 70 census of McDowell Co.) mar. 2x's (1) Lydia Toner Collins 1821 Grainger Co. TN, mother of John W. Jr.,Jacob, Benjamin, Ira,William, Margaret. (2) Mary ROARK found on census with Alfred b. 1853,Ananetta b. 1855, and Richard b. 1858, my GGrandfather. I am searching for a death record for these people. Lydia must have died ca: 1850-52 probably Tazewell Co. Va. Mary and John both disappear off census 1880 so they must have died between 1870-80 McDowell Co. Any info on this family would be appreciated. I have lots of information to share.Thank you., BJ

Alana Kimbel Considine - alanak@inconnect.com - Looking for information regarding John G. VANCE, born 7 Jan 1884 in Berwind, McDowell County. His father is unknown, but I believe his mother is Susannah Stonebridge. His daughter Ella B. VANCE is my grandmother. She lived and died in Tazewell Co. VA. John married Nancy Margaret SPENCE from Burke's Garden, Tazewell CO. Thanks.

- WHJPSEA@aol.com - I've been looking for information on my great-grandmother who died in McDowell County sometime around 1906. I've check death records at the state archieves and found nothing. Also nothing in land transfers for her husband William T. JOHNSTON. Are there any personal tax records for that time period available for research?

Brenda - graziani@bellatlantic.net - I am looking for Lonnie LYNCH. He would be about 81 years old now.I know as of 1931 he was living in Wilmore, W.V.. He was the step-son of Shadrach (Shade) CHAFFIN who was married to Lucille BURKE. Shade was from Lawrence County, KY. He was killed July 7, 1931 in Wilmore. I would like to hear from Lonnie or a relative/friend of Lonnie who might have information they can share with me. Thank You

Sherry Crawford - Dansher@tkdyer.com - I need info on Nancy Essie BASHAM born abt 1850-1865 . She was married 3 times. I don't know if Basham is her maiden name. Possibly married to a MCCORMACK or MCCORMICK at one time. She ran a boarding house in Gary, WVa at the time of her death.

Dan Herring - c427435@aol.com - Looking for info on my great great grand parents of Tazwell Va .Isaac and Deniza RATLIFF.Their daughter Mary elizabeth is my great grandmother, she married Louis Paul THOMPSON. My search has hit bottom. Any help would be appreciated.

Tina Keesee - daronk@zoomnet.net - I am searching for any information on the JAMES RICHARD KEESEE family. James Richard KEESEE was born in 1856 and married Docia UNRUE? His children were John Keesee, M.D., William Penn Keesee, Ersie Keesee, Serpelle Rouse Keesee. There were a few other children, but I don't know their names. JAMES RICHARD KEESEE was possibly the mayor of Wayne, West Virginia at one time. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Stephen Phelps - phelps@iswt.com - I have begun researching my wife's father's family history, and have limited information. Here is what I have: Robert G. BARRETT, b. 5/17/1892, d. 7/15/1952, married Lettie Jane HINKLE, b. 4/13/1894, d. 1/24/1951, on 9/2/1914 in Canebrake (McDowell Co.), WV. This is recorded as Marriage Record #21, p. 326, McDowell Co., WV, D. S. Lee?, Minister. Robert's father was John BARRETT, no other information available. Robert and Lettie had 3 sons: David W. BARRETT, b. 3/27/1919 in Beechfork, WV, m. 3/20/1941 to Margie LAY; Ralph H. Barrett (my wife's father), b. 2/6/1922; and, Gene Ross BARRETT, b. 11/11/1926 in War, WV, m. to Margaret ALTIZER. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Susan Ryntz - SissyRz@aol.com - I am looking for a date of marriage for Masten/Maston ROBERTS b. abt 1852 in McDowell County and Matilda S. BAILEY b. 1856. I am guessing somewhere between 1872-1874 (first child was born in 1874). If anyone can look this up, please email me. I am also looking for information on John PUCKETT, may have fathered a child with Matilda S. (Bailey) ROBERTS named Annabelle PUCKETT b. 10/1891.

June Barnes - JuneBarnes@msn.com - I am looking for information on James & Liddie (BREWSTER) HARMAN. Their children were Melborn, Lizzie and William Henry HARMAN.. Melborn married Patti BEAVERS, Henry married Eliza Ann SCOTT. Henry was born in 1866 in McDowell County, WV.

Vicki Butler - vbutler@hcol.net - Looking for info on Anderson and Arminda Lester COLLINS from somewhere around Iaeger. Just starting to trace this side of the family and having a hard time finding info. Any help will be appreciated.

Sharon Grey - lsg2@aol.com - Regarding query sent on May 12 by Jerrie Moore on search for children of John and Mary MULLINS. You mentioned Eliza Jane b 1873. I am searching for my father in laws parents. My father in laws name is Frank GRAY. He was born October 1,1915 in Premier, West Virginia. His fathers name was Robert Austin GRAY. His mothers name was Eliza Jane GRAY. Frank is supposed to have other siblings and his father was a miner at the time of Frank's birth. I don't know is there is a connection, but the fact that the name Eliza Jane appears in both of our searches could be a clue for both of us.Let me hear from you.

Carol McKinney - camck@crosslink.net - I am Grandaughter of William Day & Eliza Jane PAYNE. Father of William was Isaac DAY & Mother Jane Mitchell.The farthest we can reach back in our geneogoly is to my great great grandparents, James Daniel Day & Easter Melinda Pruitt. Isaac Day was born in March 1844 and Nancy Arnold in Oct 1870. I would appreciate knowing if anyone has any information on my family.Thank you.

Brenda Hoilman - NCNELLIE@aol.com - I am looking for information on JOSEPH POWELL. He had a brother named JIM POWELL, or James. Joseph went to NC and married EASTER FREEMAN. They had a sons named ARTHUR LEONARD POWELL, and DAVID POWELL. Who was Joseph's father? It is said he came from McDowell County, WV and that his mother was named KATHERN. Please help. I am deadended here.

Sherry Crawford - Dansher@tkdyer.com
COLLINS-DARBY-FOLEY-MCORMACK-WYATT-YEATT I need info on Samuel (aka Rass, aka RS) COLLINS born in Va and living in McDowell cty at his death in 1950's. He had a sister named Lake COLLINS. He was married to Ailene MCCORMACK and living in Hensley at one time. I need parents, siblings, more precise dates, and sources.Will share info on any listed family.

Patricia Lindeman - pdrrl@eastky.net - HENSLEY/POE-I am trying to locate any information about the families of James Robert HENSLEY and Lilliah POE. The families were living in or around Big Sandy in 1904 or 1905. Parents of James R HENSLEY are listed and William and Elizabeth HENSLEY and the father of Lilliah POE is listed as Joshua POE, mother unknown. Any information known about these families in McDowell County would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Paul Payne - pay168@prb.net - I am just starting to search my family tree. I was born in Jolo and I am the grandson of Thomas C. and Mary Jane PAYNE who Lived in Groundhog Holler. I am seeking anyone who has information about the Payne family.Thomas Payne's mother and father were Joe and Nancy (MUNCIE) PAYNE. Both are buried in a cemetry call Bee Branch. I am also looking for a location of the cemetry so I can find it on my next visit.

Brenda Hoilman - NCNELLIE@aol.com - I am looking for informaion on a JOSEPH POWELL, who was born about 1860-1870 in West Virginia. (not sure of county) He did live near Welch later.If anyone has any knowledge of this man, please let me know.

Kevin Gullion - bereanbc@zoomnet.net - I am looking for information regarding my GGrandfather. His name was Joseph Marion GULLION and He was born in 1878 in McDowell County. I would like to know his parents name and place of birth.

Paul Payne - pay168@prb.net - I am trying to get some information on the Payne family around Bradshaw, WVa . Thomas and Mary Jane (MULLINS) PAYNE lived in Ground hog Holler. I am trying to get background on Thomas Payne His parents were Dave and Nancy (MUNCY) PAYNE. Thomas was born 1898 and had 3 sisters and 2 brothers (the number of brothers is unsure). Thanks for any information you send.

Keenen Sederquist - keenen@abac.com - My father, Vernon Lee GILLESPIE, was born in Davy, West Virginia (McDowell County). His father's name was John or J.B. Gillespie and his mother's name was Dorothy LOWE. I am looking for any information that may be found on them. Can you help me by pointing me in the right direction? J.B. and Dorothy were married in Williamson, WV on June 16, 1928. I have found information on Dorothy, but I cannot find anything on J.B. Please, Please help me. Thank-you very much.

JB Hart - jbhart@hotmail.com - I am trying to locate more information on Elisha MONROE & Gertrude HART. Bother were from NC he 04 Jul 1872 and she 15 Sep 1882. They had 15 children. He died in Apr 1966 either Welch or Gary, WV. Have a little info and will share. Contact me at jbhart@hotmail.com or JB Hart, 7319 Bertram Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314-1600 Thank You!

Tom Hatcher - hatcher@sat.net - Researching the following surnames: CARTER, HATCHER & WAGNER

Cecil Cline - CCline3249@aol.com - Please add my name to the list of researchers of the CLINE surname. I have a book which will be available about April on this subject, which will be the most thoroughly researched work to be published on the Clines of the Tug River region. Thanks.

Enisha Lockhart Everett - everett@nternet.net - My Mother Was Leona Carol Lockhart BAILEY. My Grandfather Was Meredith Kermit LOCKHART. He Was A Constable Is Iaeger Around The 30's And 40's Or May Have Been Earlier. My Grandmother Was Marth Elizabeth LOCKHART. These People Were From A Place Called Wareagle, Bull Creek, And Panther Area. If You Happen To Find Any Info On These People I Would Love To Have It. I Am Trying To Do A Family Tree For My Mom. My Father Was Carl J. BAILEY. He Was Killed In A Mining Accident Working For Rollin Bailey Over At Huff Creek. I Don't Know If You Can Use Any Info That I Have I Will Be Glad To Share It With You. All My Family Was Raised In Mcdowell County. They Run From STEELS, KEENS, BAILEYS, LOCKHARTS & STREET. We Have A Larger Line Family And A Lot Of People To Trace So If You Can Help Me I Would Appreciate It.Thank You

Rodney Veitschegger - Rdvsr@aol.com - Will of Mastin LESTER, probabted 9 Sep 1879 Little Huff Cr, Wyoming Co. (his wife had been Dicy ROBERTS d/o Cornelius ROBERTS. He was s/o Thomas & Nancy LESTER.) heirs: Polly RIFFE, Floyd, Lloyd, Moses, Nealy (Cornelius), Mandy CLINE, Mastin, Jr., Lovice, Liza, Alcy, Gay Wtn: Floyd, Gay, Moses, Lovice LESTER, Lewis RIFFE. Will of Peter Cline, SR 28 Jan 1899 Clear Fk, Wyo Co heirs: Gentry (son), Idah, Mary (wife), A. W. CLINE (son), Ellen E. MORGAN Dau, Viola MORGAN, dau.(md Amos) Inguebo TOLER dau, Lillie BELCHER dau, Etta Aliph's heirs. Would like any input into detailes of these families.

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