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October 29, 1997 from
BLANKENSHIP, MOUNTS -
I'm looking for information on my grandfather: George BLANKENSHIP (1871-1909) (from Gayle's book) or his wife: Peggy MOUNTS. He was born in Mercer County and apparantly died in Alexandria Virginia. My father grew up in Bluefield and left in the late 1920s. He is name was George Cordell BLANKENSHIP.

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October 23, 1997 from
DESMOINE, GILMAN -
My grandfather, Edward DESMOINE, was married in Richmond, VA, in 1917. He gave his place of birth as France and his place of residence as Princeton, WVa. I have never been able to find this surname in the census, etc. for WVa. I believe he came to the USA and lived in Princeton possibly with another french family before he went to Richmond to work and eventually marry Irene Mallory GILMAN. If anyone recognizes this name please contact me. Thanks in advance,

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October 19, 1997 from
CANDLER, PENNINGTON, WILSON -
I am looking for the first and maiden name of my gg-grandmother. She was the second wife of Edward CANDLER. They had two daughters, Madie WILSON and Ruby PENNINGTON. There were other children by Edwards first wife, one being my grandfather, Willie O. CANDLER. The only info I have on her is that she died in Princeton sometime in the mid to late 50's. I would appreciate anything you might be able to find out. Thank you.

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October 15, 1997 from
DAVIS, HAMLIN, JOHNSTON -
John Lewis JOHNSTON married Manerva DAVIS Feb 12, 1849 in Giles Co., He was in the Mercer County Census records from 1850 through 1920 in the East River Township. Manerva died ca 1900 and John Lewis married Jennie or Virginia HAMLIN. Would someone help me find this second marriage? I hope the parents of John Lewis are mentioned in the second marriage. John Lewis died about December 23, 1920. Would there be any type of church record for the area around Adair's Run? I can't find any public record of his death. He was 89 in the 1920 census. His father was George JOHNSTON. John Lewis is buried in the Johnston Cemetery near Elgood. Thanks

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July 19, 1997 from
NABORS, PAYNE -
Searching for Rachal NABORS born Feb, 20, 1916 in Greenbrier Co. daughter of George and Nannie NABORS. Her brother John NABORS born July 10, 1915. They had younger brother named George NABORS. These children were placed in foster care in Elkins WV in the mid 1920's. Rachal later lived with the family of Dr. John PAYNE in the Washington DC area int the 1930's. On August 16, 1936 Rachal gave birth to a daughter in Fairmont WV. This daughter was placed for adoption and would like to locate her birth mother or any one connected with this family. Rachal had applied for a copy of her birth certificate in 1942 while she was living in Mercer Co. Thanks

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May 18, 1997 from
CECIL, WHITE -
Am looking for any information about Carrie WHITE who married Jesse CECIL. I don't have any dates except that they were in Mercer Co. WV when my grandmother Ethel CECIL was born Nov. 28, 1906. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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May 4, 1997 from
BLANKENSHIP, COVINGTON, FIELDER, FRENCH, HAREFIELD, HOLDRON, LADD, PAULEY, WOODALL -
Jacob Sr. WOODALL, b-Goochland Co. Va married in Halifax Co. Va to Rebecca COVINGTON. Son Jacob Jr. b-ab 1802 in Prince Edward Co. VA was married to Martha B. HAREFIELD b-Prince Edward Co. VA b-abt 1801. Jacob Jr. shows in Mercer Co. W(VA) in 1850-1870. Looking for connections to descendants. Those that married into their family, were Thomas LADD, Nancy HOLDRON, Samuel HOLDRON, Sarah BLANKENSHIP, Sarah E. FRENCH, and Rebecca PAULEY. Sons William W, Matthew Simon and John Andrew listed in the Civil War, Confederate side in Princeton Co. W(VA) Jacob Jr. died in Mercer Co. Sept. 20, 1876 and wife Martha had died in Mercer Co. in 1857, her parents were Matthew and Patsy FIELDER HAREFIELD.

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March 5, 1997 from
HAWKS, KINGERY, O'DELL, ODELL -
I'm looking for information on the Parents of Wilbur HAWKS. Wilbur was born about 1880 somewhere around Mercer Co. His father is William Hawks. Any information will be greatly appreciated. William was married to a KINGERY. Wilbur was married to a O'DELL or ODELL.

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March 2, 1997 from
GADD, MARTIN, SCOTT -
Looking for ancestors of Adam MARTIN (born 1828, Athens, Mercer Co., WV/died ?). He married Sally SCOTT (born 1819, Athens/died ?). One of their children was Emma Melissa MARTIN (born Sept. 14, 1853/died Aug. 17, 1921). Melissa married Powell Wade GADD (born Sept. 15, 1853/died July 26, 1924) They lived in Raleigh County, WV. Please e-mail me. Eva Smith-Carroll, Frankfort, Ky. (Formerly from Raleigh County, WV.)

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February 5, 1997 from
BELCHER, HOLSTON, HURST -
Looking for info on Mary Rosetta (BELCHER) HOLSTON b: 5/3/1879? at Lashmeet, d: 12/15/1953 daughter of Isom and Martha HURST BELCHER and married Oscar HOLSTON in 1894. Appreciate any help.

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January 6, 1997 from
BANE, GRAYSON -
Seeking info.on the family of Johnson and Julia Ann (GRAYSON) BANE who were living in Mercer Co.in 1850 census page178. He was born ca.1815/17, she ca.1820/22. Need info on who their children were and what happen to them.

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