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October 31, 2017 from
I am researching a Curtis T. Weddington. His mother Elizabeth Meeks was my great grandmother. Mr. Weddington died on June 23, 1970. He is the only link to my GGrandmother I have been able to find. I know there is an obituary in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Is there anyway someone could get me a copy of this obituary? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks,

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July 1, 2016 from
I am researching James Balfour Vance Humphries. He and his wife Mary lived in Bluefield, WV most of their lives. James worked for the railroad and was struck and killed by a yard engine on December 6, 1906. I am searching for newspaper articles, obituary info, or even a death certificate.

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May 18, 2014 from
Looking for death and burial info for Ida Copen Spangler (1870 bef 1910) Ida, w/o Conrad Spangler (1860-1933). Conrad buried in Shrewsbury Cem, Herndon, Wyoming Co., WV per his death cert. There is a Mercer Co., WV marriage record for Conrad Spangler, age 25, s/o Danl. W. & Sarah C., who married Mary A. Jones, age 25, d/o Henry & Mary, on June 23. By the 1900 US Federal Census, Wyoming Co., WV, Con Spangler, age 39, hd of hhd with wife Ida C. Spangler, age 34, married 9 years, with children Con age 8, Auda age 6, Golda B. age 3, Hazel age 1, and Ida's nephew Erasta Copen, age 18, farm laborer. By the 1910 Census, Conrad is listed as widowed.

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May 18, 2014 from
Looking for death and burial info for Erastus Copen and his dau, Gracie -- Erastus, s/o Marion Copen & Margaret Hughes, born Feb 1882 & possibly died btwn 1906-1910. The 1900 US Federal Census, Wyoming Co., WV, lists Erasta Copen, age 18, farm laborer; nephew to hd of hhd #126-126 Con[rad] Spangler, & wife Ida C. Spangler. [Ida Spangler is a sister to Marion, father of Erastus Copen]. December 27, 1905, Erastus married Mollie Absher, d/o James A. Abshire & Sarah Copen. The 1910 US Federal Census, Mercer Co., WV, lists Mollie M. Coplen, age 22, widowed, and her dau Gracie S. Coplen, age 3, living in her parents' household. In the 1920, 1930 & 1940 US Federal Censes, Mollie is listed as wife to Hampton Richard Wimmer, but Mollie's dau, Gracie S. Copen is not listed with this family group. Mollie and Hampton Wimmer are buried in Rest Haven, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV.

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May 18, 2014 from
Looking for death & burial locations of Marion Copen & Margaret Hughes Copen. Marion, s/o Luzena Ann Copen, married Margaret D. Hughes, age 26, on July 28, 1880 in Mercer Co., WV. Margaret Copen died July 14, 1890, in Mercer Co.

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April 7, 2014 from
I have been researching the John William Crawford line for quite a while. I have been working with my cousin Jack (Pulaski co) Crawford. We are stumped as to John's Father's line.
John's Father: Edward A. Crawford 1857=1936; his Father John James Crawford 1825-1864, Samuel D. 1805 - 1860 and John Crawford 1800- to about 1824, they all were in West Virginia, Virginia. John James was a confederate solidier and captured at Camp Chase Ohio, where he died.
We are stumped as to where John 1800; came to America and From where.
Any info appreciated.
Janice E. Crawford - McCoury

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November 22, 2013 from
My uncle Harry Adrian Tucker was born in Princeton, WV. Is anyone researching the Tucker family in this area?? if so, i would love to hear from you. Also, i seem to have this idea that the Tucker family may have been related to the Hatfields or the McCoys -- can anyone give any insights on that??

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May 10, 2013 from
William Stewart Maxey
Looking for marriage/divorce information for W. Stewart Maxey, b. 1913 in Bramwell, Mercer, WVA. Marriage to Florence Pyle Fordham in 1940 or 1941. Marriage likely took place in Washington, DC. They are still married in 1943, but are divorced by 1946. Thank you.

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November 11, 2012 from
Am trying to find my grandfather, Alfred Franklin Tedder, and his family in Mercer County in 1910. Alfred came with his family from Wilkes County, NC, and was in West Virginia by 1903 when my father was born at Engleside, Mercer County. Two other sons and one daughter were born at Athens. Sometime after 1910 he moved to New Castle Virginia.

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August 6, 2012 from
I am trying to find my Atkinson family that could have been in Mercer County sometime between 1870 and 1880.My grandfather name was William Adair Atkinson born April either in 1874 or 1875. He died in OK in 1929 and is buried there. Hope to hear from you Thank you

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March 9, 2012 from
I am Looking for any information for my 2 great-grandmother whose name is Margaret V. Mann Pegram. Margaret was born in Mercer County in around 1838. She was married to George Pegram 1856. I have been searching for where and when she died for many years.

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January 7, 2012 from
I hope that you or someone you know can help me find information on a family member. His name is James Robert Glenn (b. 6 December 1921 and d. 8 Aug 2003 in Bluefield, W.Va.) At one time he was a librarian in Bluefield.
I am trying to find the burial location for him. His wife's name was Janice Smith. They possibly married in the 1940s. The only burial information I have is that he possibly was buried in Charleston - don't know why when he died in Bluefield.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Carol Lay
Hartville, Mo.

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October 12, 2011 from
We have a lot of family in Mercer Co. I have traced the SNIDER -
line back to John Snider (B1799) and Susan Snider (B 1805) with an unknown maiden name. She was supposed to be a Cherokee Indian. I have lost the trail at that point. Any help you might have would be great. Still have a lot of family in Mercer. Thanks,

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October 12, 2011 from
I am looking for information on my great-great uncle, Richard John White. According to the local newspaper, the Reynoldsville (PA) Star, he was killed in a mine in Freeman, WV, on March 17, 1893. He was born in Cornwall, England and immigrated to the USA, in 1880, with his family. He lived in Reynoldsville, PA. He married Ann Drylie on Nov. 25,1882, she died on September 19,1884 probably in Oak Ridge, Clarion Co. PA. Sometime after that Richard must have gone to West Virginia. I have not been able to find any information on his death. The newspaper article stated that his brothers " left Reynoldsville to attend the funeral, so he must have been buried down there. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,

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September 29, 2011 from
I am searching for info on my ggggg frandfather(parents) Allen Marshall Sr. Family info says he was a landowner in the early 1800's of extensive acreage in Mercer County. Multiple children including Allen Marshall Jr. who migrated to Barry County MO. in mid to late 1850's with son James Marshall. I think Allen Sr. was possibly a confederate sympathizer. Allen Jr. left for the west since he was probably Union prone. Allen Sr. willed Allen Jr.'s land, supposedly 2500 acres, to Allen Jr.'s son James. Neither Allen Jr. or son James returned and land was sold for taxes. ... Allen Sr. may have had a son William. ... I have been unable to learn anything beyond this about Allen Marshall Sr. Any assistance will be much appreciated.

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July 13, 2011 from
Looking burial information on Betty Marie Dalton Stafford. Her Parents were Martin Dalton and Ella Napier. Lived in Wayne WVA. Betty was married to Daniel Vest Stafford of Giles County Va. Betty was born abt. 1920 Where? Died Pulaski Va October 1951 and is buried ? Speedway WVA. Thanks for any information about Betty. I have found conficting information she may have also been called Elizabeth. Betty had 2 children Lois and Dainel Jr.

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November 24, 2010 from
I am researching my husband's HUGHES family of Mercer County. His great- grandfather was Charles E. Hughes and his great - grandmother was Hattie Alice Nuckols Hughes. His grandmother was Mazie Ruth Hughes. Anyone with any information on this family or any living Hughes relatives still in the area, we would love to contact you.
Kathy Hughes

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June 10, 2010 from
My great-grandfather, Joseph Matthew Nunn, supposedly died in Mercer County in 1906. Looking for any information or hints where to look - did WV keep death records then?

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March 19, 2010 from
My great grandfather, Philip MEADOWS, died June 10, 1905 in Willowton, WV due to an "accident" as reported by his wife, Mollie MEADOWS, in the Mercer County Death Register.
   - Is it possible that a local newspaper would have reported the accident?
   - If so, what is the name of the local newspaper?
   - Would it have published an obit as well?
   - Do you have any advice on where I can find a copy if it exists?
Thanks you so much for any assistance.

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November 23, 2009 from
I am searching for anyone that has information or related to James Henry Ford (b- 1873, d-1940) and Katie D. Breeden (b 1883, d 1943). They were married 24 Oct 1901 and had a daughter named Bertha that married William Earl Simms. ... These are my husband's grandparents and great grandparents. ... They (James & Katie) are on the 1920 Mercer County Census. ... Other children of James H. Ford and Katie were: Mary, George, Nannie, Clarence, and John H. Ford. ... Any help or leads would be appreciated...

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November 21, 2009 from
I'm trying to find out some information about my great-grand parents of Mercer County. Daniel W. & Francis Call Miller and My great-great grandparents. Joseph R. Call & Nelly Mae Call. Thank you,

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October 4, 2009 from
Researching Austin J. Hatcher of Egeria, W.Va. - His 21 Feb 1913 obituary is posted on the Shoebox page here: West Virginia Memories, http://wva.homestead.com Return to Index
June 5, 2009 from
I am interested in finding an obit or information on Trieby Duvall Easter or Aileen Rorrer Easter who resided in the Princeton. Mercer Co. area of West Virginia
Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
Fredericksburg, VA

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May 29, 2009 from
Does anyone know anything about a company called "King Coal Company" that operated in Bluefield probably in the early 1900s-1920s? Thank you,

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