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October 29, 2003 from
REYNOLDS, THOMAS -
I'm looking for someone to point me in the right direction.
My grandfather, J. L. Reynolds (Jeremiah Lennon - I believe) who died long before I was born, was reportedly born in Bedford County Virginia in September, 1880. He died on or about June 4th, 1919. According to various conflicting reports, he still lived in the Bedford County area at the time - in Lynchburg, or possibly the Bluefield/Princeton area of West Virginia. He was married to Lena Reynolds (nee Thomas) also of that area who was born 8/15/86. They were married 12/23/08 in Bedford County Virginia. They had four children at the time and she was pregnant with a fifth - my father. He worked for a railroad in the area - name unknown, reportedly as a conductor or brakeman. Before the family moved to Mooseheart Illinois in 1919, they lived at 401 Key Street in Princeton. I'm looking for some information on his death - from old news clippings, or the county, etc. to trace the nature of his passing so young and any remaining family members.
How can I track him down? Was a local newspaper in existence then - and do they have archives? Are there any local people who could help me trace my family - for a fee? Any help would be appreciated.
Jim Reynolds
Northbrook, Illinois

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September 30, 2003 from
BURTON, PETTYJOHN -
Looking for information on Langley M. Pettyjohn, his family and children. Langley married Maud V. Burton. By 1900 they had one child and may have had more children before Maud died in 1907. Langley was a railroad flagman and conductor. They lived for a while in Bluefield, WV. I believe Langley remarried. Have some information and will trade.

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September 30, 2003 from
BURTON -
I am looking for family members of George Henry Burton living in Bluefield, WV area in the mid to late 1880's through at least 1904. 'Squire Burton was a US commissioner and ran a boarding house. The 'Squre had a total of 13 children. I have information on some members of the family and will happily trade.

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June 18, 2003 from
BRUCE, GOODALL, HALE -
I am researching the Bruce family who lived in the Mercer County area from @1850 to 1954. My line back goes from: (self) d of Charles Randolph Bruce and Bobbie Helen Bruce, grd of Charles L. Bruce and Lula Mae Goodall, ggrd of William Bruce and Martha Hale Bruce. Am interested in hearing from anyone who is researching this family or who may have known one of us or a relative. We are suppose to have a "cousin on every hill" in that area. Would like to trade stories with others. I lived in Princeton the first part of my life (1941 to 1953). Have many memories of this town.

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June 1, 2003 from
ARNOLD, WELCH -
Hello, I am interested in finding out more information on Capt. Isaiah A. Welch of Bramwell WV. Who was his wife and did he have any children? He was a surveyor and Welch, McDowell County , WV was named after him. I believe that he was the son of John Welch and Elizabeth Arnold of Braxton, W VA and the brother of my gggrandmother Jemima Welch. Isaiah worked for Pocohantas Mining Co. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bramwell, Mercer WV. Thank you for any help

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April 29, 2003 from
CLIFT, DODSON -
I'm looking for information on James Dodson, who, according to an old family historian, married Georgeanna Clift in Matoka, WV., sometime before 1887. James is my G Grandfather. They both died in 1890 either on a train trip, or shortly thereafter, back to their original home in Patrick Co., Va. My grandfather, Zachariah Flemon Dodson,b. 1887, was only 3 yrs old at the time of their death, his sister , Nannie Berta, b. 1890, was only a few months old at the time. My grandfather was born in Patrick Co, Va., but his sister is listed in several sites as being born in Boone Co., WV. My primary interest is finding any documents/gravesites r/t them. Can't find the graves in the Dodson, Va., area, so they may be buried in Mercer Co. Thanks for any information you can find. Truman Dodson

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March 27, 2003 from
McKINNEY, THOMAS -
I am a primary researcher on the McKinney family of Mercer and Wyoming Counties. I would most appreciate any help you can give me on locating researchers who might have an interest in the descendants of Samuel Thomas (married Juliet McKinney) and Jesse Thomas (married Rachel McKinney). Juliet and Rachel were daughters of Joseph Floyd McKinney (1770-1850+), and I am attempting to put together a complete genealogy of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Thanks for your help.

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March 19, 2003 from
CARVER, FITZKO, HOPSTOCK, KOSINAR, PATTERSON, SKIRCAK, SKIRCEK, SKIRCZAK, SKIRCZEK, SKIRSCEK -
Need information on Anne or Anna Skirscek (Skircek, Skirczek, Skircak, Skirczak etc...) Came from Europe around 1903 with Daughter Mary (born in 1900) settled in Freeman, Simmons. Anne Married a man with Hopstock last name, then remarried Michael Fitzko. Mary (1900-2000) married Anton Kosinar (1892-1972)-(coal miner) who settled in WV early 1900's. They had 14 children. Need information from Pocahontas Cemetary on 2 of the children that died, Helen Kosinar and Irene Kosinar. Also have heard that Mary had step sisters Pearl Patterson? and Margaret Carver? and a step brother Andrew Fitzko. I have tried just about everything and really need some help. I will be eternally grateful! Those names were Anne or Anna Skircek (varied spellings), Mary (Skircek) Kosinar (my grandmother), Anton Kosinar (my grandfather), Michael Fitzko, John Hopstock, Helen and Irene Kosinar, Pearl Patterson, and Margaret Carver

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March 19, 2003 from
COLLINS, LAXTON, McCOMAS -
Lookin for info on my g-grandparents John Columbus Laxton b1855 Ashe Co NC d 1919 and Harriet McComas b1854 d 1935 md Ashe Co NC Lived in Wyoming Co.WV. MY Grandparents were Thomas Manley "TM" Laxton b April 17,1892 Wyoming Co WV d Oct.11,1951 slate fell on him Davy WV and Bessie Collins b Dec.18,1908 Jhn Co Ky d Nov.18,1994 Asco, WV md March 1925 Welch WV. They lived there life in McDowell Co WV.

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February 9, 2003 from
ANGLE, DILLON -
Hope that you can help me. Just found a site on the net that says my great grandparents was married in Mercer County. Have started my family tree and hope you can tell me something of this. There names are John Aaron Angle and Mary Elizabeth Dillon. Thank you

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