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December 7, 1999 from
BOWLES, MITCHEM -
I'm looking for information on the ancestors of James Peter BOWLES, b. March 2, 1857 in Franklin County, Va., d. in 1940 in Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia and his wife, Emma Beatrice MITCHEM, b. 1862, d. 1939 in Princeton, W.Va. Thank you.

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November 14, 1999 from
HUDSON, PHILLIPS -
Seeking information on the George Phillips family lived in Princeton, Mercer Co from about 1911 until at least 1990. Father was George Marshall Phillips, wife Mattie Hudson, daughters Mattie C., Mildred, sons, George Hylton Phillips was born 5/23/1913, and died 08/27/1989. Other son Lindwood.

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October 5, 1999 from
RASH -
I am looking for information about any Rashs buried in the Mount Vista Cemetery in Bluefield W. Virginia, Mercer County

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September 15, 1999 from
ANDERSON, BAKER, CHANDLER -
Seeking any information on Margaret ANDERSON who died in Williamson, WV on Feb 11, 1943. She was taken to the Mercer Funeral Home, however their records on her are incomplete. The funeral was held at the Green View Church. Margaret was the widow of Enoch Franklin Anderson of Grayson Co., NC. I am the gggranddaughter of Enoch (called Frank) and his wife Mary and I'm trying to locate the time and place of his death. Frank and Margaret had the following known children: Walter Glenn, Wiley Fred, Clyde (female), and Beulah. It is believed Clyde married a CHANDLER and Beulah married a BAKER. I believe these lived in this area during this time also. Frank was a Baptist preacher. Any info on this family is greatly appreciated.

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August 19, 1999 from
CARPER, MATHENA, MATHENY -
I am looking for information the name of spelling of MATHENA, MATHENY. Louis Lee MATHENA, married to Rebecca CARPER, the children are, Minnie Lee, Ethal May, Delama Hattie, Pasnsy Ester, Howard Jackson, Morris, Morton Paul, Josephine Anna, Louis Lee, Jr., Chester Mason. A lot my family come Mercer Co., WVa. and Tazewell Co., VA. If you have information, please email me. Bryon mathena

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August 11, 1999 from
BELCHER, FARRIS -
Seeking information on my maternal grandparents, James Farris and Nona Belcher Farris, who ran Farris Grocery in Duhring in the 1940s through 50s. Nona's brother Willard Belcher was a Princeton dentist; they had a brother Eslie who lived in Florida. I'm new to this, so anything to go on will be welcome.

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August 10, 1999 from
BJORK, CAPERTON, RATLIFF, SNIDER -
I am interested in any information on The Carper School. It would have been in the Princeton area. My mother, Anna M. BJORK and some of her siblings lived in Oney Gap near Princeton and attended this school c.1925-1930. My grandmother, Margaret Jane BJORK, nee RATLIFF, was married to August Bjork who came from Sweden. They loved in Oney Gap near Princeton and raised their family there. My grandmother's sister Minnie Ratliff SNIDER (Charles) lived in Princeton. Their brother was Mark Wallace Ratliff m. to Julia CAPERTON. I would appreciate any information on any of these names. Thank you.

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August 9, 1999 from
ANDERSON, MASON -
I'm looking for information on my great-grandfather George Albert ANDERSON, born in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia (then Virginia), probably in the early 1850s. He married Susan Arabelle MASON in Texas in 1875, and his daughter Content ANDERSON, (1897-1960) was my grandmother.

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August 5, 1999 from
FANNIN, WORKMAN -
Many Workmans and Fannins have lived in Mercer County from time to time. I am seeking any information about my great grandmother, Rebecca (Fannin) Workman, born about 1850 in Wayne County to Silas M. and Mary Fannin. After her divorce from my great grandfather, Reece Workman, in 1877, we have had no information on her except we were told that she remarried. If anyone has information, (marriage, genealogy, obituary) on her after 1877, please send to
Ralph Sayre,
Buckhannon, WV 26201.

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July 17, 1999 from
COLLINS, DILLON -
Looking for ancestors of this DILLON family: Thomas F. DILLON (b:1851 d:1918 in Guilford Co, NC) sp: Mildred COLLINS (b:1849 in Stokes Co, NC d:1921). They had at least 3 children: Perry T. (b:1871 d:1918); Jettie A. (b:1880) and Minnie Esther DILLON (b:1883 possibly in Bluefield, Mercer Co, WVa. d:1962). Thomas' middle name may have been Flenoy, Flenroy, or Flournoy. This family is listed in both the 1880 and 1900 census for Stokes Co, North Carolina. However, my grandmother recalls that her mother, Minnie Esther DILLON said she was born in Bluefield. Any help about this family would be appreciated. Gary Shankle in Deer Park, Texas

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July 3, 1999 from
BOLTON, SMITH -
Looking for information on this family: Matthew Bolton Born: 1827, married Mary F. Smith, December 28, 1858 in Mercer County, West Virginia (Virginia). Children: Emily E. Born: 1860; Fannie Born: 1864; and Rebecca J. Bolton Born: 1866. Matthew Bolton was a 1st Lieutenant in 151st Regiment VA Militia, Company B, Capt. Robert B. Scott's Co. (Confederate) Thanks,

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May 30, 1999 from
GILLIARD, MATHEWS -
I am researching the MATHEWS family name. My great-grandfather had a place in Bluefield, W. Virginia where he cut granite to make tombstones. While living there, my grandfather went to join him. In a diary that belonged to my Great Great Grandmother, she rights "Jack <my grandfather> and Shirley came here <to Sunapee, New Hampshire> on November 17, 1928 by car and stayed until November 23, 1928." But...we do not know who this Shirley is. Can anyone help with this information??? My grandfather's name was John Warren "Jack" Mathews. His father was John Edward Warren who married a Rachel Gilliard from Florida. Thank you! Jennifer Harness, Chattanooga, TN

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April 20, 1999 from
COPELAND, LARSON, NEWMAN -
I am trying to develop information on the following people: John Newman b. Sep 11, 1885, d. Sep 1973. Wife: Gunnel Amanda (Larson) Newman, b. Jan 20, 1888, d. Jul 1980. They lived at 215 College Avenue, Princeton, WV. John owned and operated a hardware store in Princeton. They had a son John Newman Jr. He and his wife lived in Princeton in 1972. They had a daughter "Micky" She married a man with the last name of Copeland. Thanks for any help you can provide me. Larry Nelson, Rochester, MN

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March 25, 1999 from
BAILEY, DAVIS -
Seeking parents of Reuben B Bailey who married Mary Polly Davis 1830 in Giles Co. He is on Mercer Census

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March 25, 1999 from
BAILEY, PETERS, WALKER -
Seeking parents of Lovicey Bailey b abt 1830,married abt 1849 to Underwood Walker. They are on both Wyoming and Mercer census. Underwood is son of Chrispianos H A Walker and Frances Peters.

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March 7, 1999 from
BLEVINS, HENDERSON, PRIVITTE -
Does any body know of an Ira David Houston Blevins- b.1887 Grayson Co. Va -D. 1963 Mercer Co. WVA. He was my grandpa. I would like to find out as much as I can about him or and of his brothers and sisters and his children. My family's memories aren't as sharp as they used to be. He lived in the Montcalm- Bluewell a area. All of his children were born there. He was married to Cora Lee (Privitte) Blevins. He had brothers who lived around there and I think one (Will) lived in Va. He also had a sister named Nora Henderson. If anybody could check any old census record for me (early 1900s) or if you know of this family, please contact me. Thank You

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January 23, 1999 from
DAVIDSON, HILL, WEBB -
I'm hoping some one can help me with informaion on James DAVIDSON who married a Orie Cathrium WEBB. They were my Grandmothers parents. I have no dates for either, Grandmother was born 1909 and had several brothers and sisters, I think James was married twice. James' father was Rufus DAVIDSON who married Peggy Hill?. I also would like information on Hill if any one can help. Grandma was born in Mercer Co or Monroe Co. WV. Thanks for your help in advance and sorry I have so little information.

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January 23, 1999 from
BOWMAN, PIGG -
I'm hoping to find information on Robert Lee PIGG b.1-7-1874 in Patrick Co., VA. He married Laura Etta BOWMAN b. 12-20-1876 and d. 10-18-1968 in Mercer Co., WV. Robert died 3-30-1930 in Mercer Co., WV. I'm trying to find out who Laura's parents were and any PIGG information that anyone has. I have Robert's father as Thomas and Thomas' father as Paul. Need names of children and would love to know who Paul's father was. Thanks to all who have answered a previous query on these surnames for me.

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