Monroe County Genealogy: 1998 Query Archive - January to June

Nancy C. Story Adkins   Jan.11,1998  Searching for ancestors, descendants, or anyone with information on the STORY families that lived in Monroe Co. from 1785 to 1820. Some of the names, Francis & Elizabeth STORY, William STORY, Mary STORY. I know other families and family members were there but I don't know their names. I would appreciate any help. Thank you very much. Nancy C. STORY Adkins at 1035 Noel Drive, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-2235.

Ballita Schafer Jan. 12, 1998  CUMMINS, James and HARVEY, Lucy were married in Monroe Co. Who were the parents of James and Lucy ? They moved to Henry Co. IN along with other CUMMINS; Charles and Sarah, Joshua and Mahala, Andrew, Woodson and others. Is anybody else following this family?

Annette Damron Jan. 13, 1998  Seeking info. on Reuben Hill and Mary Polly Lowis/Louis married 8 Feb. 1810 Monroe Co. WVa. TIA, Annette Damron (

Beckie Rawdon Jan. 15, 1998 I am seeking information on Rachel HARROW born about 1818. She married Thompson M GWINN on October 21, 1841 in Monroe county. Any information as to possible parents would be greatly appreciated.

Beckie Rawdon Jan. 15, 1998 I am seeking information on the parents of William HALL of Kanawha or Monroe county. He was born on September 17, 1840. He married Isabella Jane GWINN on December 29, 1864 in Kanawha county. He possibly had a brother named Perry Hall who was born about 1842 who married a sister to Isabella. I am also seeking information on the descendants and cousins of Grant Perry HALL son of William Hall above. Grant Perry Hall Sr and Jr were both mayors of Charleston. Jan. 20, 1998  Searching for Thomas L. SHAVER, believed to have served in the Civil War. Resident of Union, WV. Any information appreciated.

Dan Berry Jan. 21, 1998   Searching for ancestors and descendants of Samuel L. SMITH, b 1814 VA, m. Arabella (?), b 1828, 9 children in this family. I belive Samuel had been married before. Would like to know parents of Arabella and other pertinent info. Children: Brazil, Newman, Mary B., Susan F., Edna E., Thomas F., Elizabeth, Palotine, & Sallie. I would appreciate any help.

Bruce Lynch Jan. 23, 1998 LYNCH HOWARD MARTIN FRAME I am looking for George Daniel Lynch. He married a Sally Howard.  They had two kids: Arvell or Orvell who married a Verna Martin; the daughter's name is unknown; she married a Frame. Thank you for any help.

Helen Flagg Jan. 25, 1998 Am seeking any information regarding the ancestry of my grandparents George DUNCAN and his second wife India Minerva WILLIAMS who had a farm at Waiteville in the late 1890's. Their children were Lottie Marie (my mother), Anna, Edward, Hurxal, Ray, William, Thelma and Bertha. I feel certain many of my DUNCAN relatives are still in West Virginia although I have not maintained ties with them. Would be very grateful to hear from them and establish my DUNCAN ancestry.

C. Loudermilk Jan. 26, 1998 Searching for information on Beverly BALLARD (born ~1804), a lifelong resident of Monroe County. I'd particularly like to find out who his parents were. He married Susan WILLS in Monroe County about 1832; their children were Minerva, Emarine, Cornelius England, Martha Ann, Nancy Jane, and Araminta. Beverly BALLARD was a "Union man" during the Civil War. He died sometime after 1872. 

Bill Johnson Jan. 26, 1998  I'm looking for information on parents of John THOMPSON, who died in Monroe Co., in 1823. His daughter Sarah married Soloman BROYLES. Also what was his wife Margaretha maiden name? I'm also looking for photographs of James Hannon KESSINGER and his wife Margaret "Peggy" BROYLES.

Mary Cowing Jan. 27, 1998 I am looking for information on my grandfather's family. My Grandfather, Floyd Eugene NEELY was born in June of 1911 in Mercer Co. His parents names are Luther NEELY and Tiny Esther WILEY NEELY. I am looking for the Maiden name for his mother (Wiley is from her first marriage) and her date and place of birth. And I'm looking for the date and place of birth for his father. They had five children together (Eva, Carl, Clarence, Floyd,& Bernice). Tiny Esther had six children by her first marriage. Thank you, Mary Cowing, 

KSmith5858 Jan. 28, 1998 I'm interested in any information on Charles A. Smith b. 1877, father Caleb Smith of Monroe CO. W. Virginia.

Rick KellemeyerJan. 29, 1998   I am researching the following families with links to Monroe County, West Virginia: McNEER, MORGAN, CLARK, HANK or HANKS. I am particularly interested in any information on LILY MORGAN, JOHN MORGAN (killed in the Civil War), JAHU HANK(S), and any McNEER. Please contact Rick Kellemeyer at  

Virginia Gillespie Jan. 30, 1998 WOODRAM/WOODRUM and MCMULLEN Mary "Polly" MCMULLEN married Archibald WOODRUM in Monroe County in 1802. Who were Mary's parents?

Virginia Gillespie Jan. 30, 1998 Searching for ancestors and descendants of John WRIGHT age 82 years, a Revolutionary War Veteran, who was living in Monroe County in 1840 with David _______?_____. He started receiving his veteran's pension in 1829. Reportedly died in Mercer County in 1858. Reply to  Virginia Gillespie of Hurricane, WV

Sandy Graley Feb. 02, 1998 I am looking for anyone with information on Nancy I. GRALEY, born 1856, and Martha E. GRALEY, born 1860. Their mother was Sally Smith Graley Ball. Their father, James B. Graley, died in the Civil War. Sally remarried in 1866 to William Ball of Monroe Co., Wv. Please, email if you know of this family.  

Jerry and Gina Rose Feb. 05, 1998   MOSS/PERSINGER - I am looking for more information regarding Rosa Mae MOSS b 1867 and family. She married William A. PERSINGER. After Billy died she married Elbert Fowler ROBINSON, Sr. Rosa died around 1956. Rosa had two sisters whom she was very close to: Ella Mae "Ellie" MOSS who married a Mr. Bridges and she died sometime between 1956-1958. She was older than Rosa. The younger sister, Roxie also married a Mr. Bridges. Both of the Bridges fellows were brothers. I don't have any information on Rosa's parents or if there were other siblings. Can anyone help with the MOSS or PERSINGER family? I have nothing more on William PERSINGER than his name. Thank you. 

Debbie Meinhart Feb. 09, 1998 I am looking for the ancestors and wife of Isaac Sowards he lived in Monroe County in 1803 my info listed his children but no wife. Isaac's son Griffin settled in Lawrence County Oh by 1823 gggg-grandfather was Isaac. Thank You. Feb.13, 1998 TERRY George E. born around 1836 wife Elizabeth. Children listed in 1870 Monroe Co. census as Margaret age 9, Franklin 8, William J. 6, Andrew 4, and Mary Ellen 2. Lived in Lynside WV area at this time. Mary Ellen married John Cyrus Motteshead 1888, Died Turkey Creek, WV 1913. Anyone having information on members of this family please contact me. Thanks. 

John Hutchins Feb. 15, 1998 Isaac FOSTER, b. fall 1801 Monroe Co. WV, First mayor of Recovery, Mercer Co., OH 1858; enlisted in Civil War [as a chaplin?]. To Crawfordsville IN and then Indianapolis, IN. Looking for his parents?? or descendants. Isaac m. 10 Feb 1831, Butler Co., OH: Sallie Ann Jones, dau Abraham and Rebecca (PIERSON) JONES. Had sons David P., Abraham Jones, Edward L., and Andrew . Also daughters: Rebecca, Martha, Elizabeth, Margaret, Sarah Lettitia, Amy Celeste, Mary Jane, Agnes. Thanks! John Hutchins, Natick MA.

Marilyn Gaideski Feb. 20, 1998 If you run across a JESSE THOMPSON born 1785 in Va or Md and married Margaret (Peggy) Harry and Jesse died in Monroe Cty WVa after 1850 please contact me. I have been looking for his parents names for 15 years and have hit a brick wall. Jesse was my gggrandfather. His son was Harry Thompson born 5/10/1815 in Augusta Cty Va and married Catherine McGhee 8/27/1840.... Please contact Marilyn Gaideski Email MSGWJG@AOL.COM  Thank you for any help you can give me. Marilyn

Charles A. Butler Feb. 21, 1998 Searching for parents of WILLIAM C. DODD, born Aug. 1817 - Pedlar Mill Section of Amherst County, VA. Married 1st. MELINDA SKAGGS, 1 June 1840 in Monroe County, VA (WV). Some have suggested that MELINDA SKAGGS was the daughter of HENRY SKAGGS, Greenbrier County, Va., but no documentation. WILLIAM C. DODD'S son WILLIAM REMLEY DODD, settled in Roane County, WV and married CAROLINE PAXTON, daughter of ABNER JEHU PAXTON and HESTER ELMORE PAXTON. Any help would be appreciated.

L. Herbert Dawson Feb. 21, 1998 (#1)RAINES, Jackson. There is a land grant on file in the archives in Richmond, Va for 70 acres in Monroe Co. dated 26 Feb, 1858 to: Elizabeth, Nancy J., James P., Elizabeth A., and Joseph W. Rains, children and heirs of jackson RAINES. Can anyone tell me who to contact to find why they received this grant? L. Herbert Dawson P.O. Box 166 Crum, WV 25669 LDawson@Marshall.EDU

L. Herbert Dawson Feb. 21, 1998 (#2)RANES, Robert Thompson married Margaret RAYBORN March 25, 1804 in Monroe. Can anyone share any information on either of these people? Any and all replies will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. L. Herbert Dawson P.O. Box 166 Crum, WV 25669 LDawson@Marshall.EDU  

Helen Flagg  Feb. 24, 1998   I am seeking the name of parents, siblings, and any other information concerning the ancestry of my greatgrandmother, Susan Miller, who died in Waiteville, Monroe County 6 April 1857 and is buried there in New Zion Church Cemetery. She was married to William Lawson Duncan, who was born in Giles County, Va. 1821 and died in Waiteville 13 July 1905. She died young following childbirth, and my research has not uncovered any other information about her beyond the above. Would appreciate any available information. Thanks. Helen Flagg

Ed Marsh Feb. 26, 1998   These ancestors lived in the Peterstown area. I'm interested in these Millers. I believe that Rosa (or Rose) Miller's mother was a Ballard. Any info is good. Ed 1Allan Humphreys b. 1835 m. (1857) Sarah Jane Pine b.1836: Children: 2 Elizabeth Cora Humphreys m. (1892) Oscar Miller 4-children; Dellie (M.) Hitkins Pearl Hugh Carl 2 William O. Humphreys m. (1880) Levina Ellen Miller (Rev. E.P. Fleshman) 10-children: Etta May Humphreys Edmond C. Gladys Mary Ruth Elouise Eula Annie Harmon Catherine 2 Charles L. Humphreys b. Oct. 27, 1867 d. 1964 m. 1893 Rosa M. Miller (Rev. Granville Houchins presiding) 4-children: Roxie d. mid 50’s Bertie b. Mar. 4 1897d. June 8, 1984 Cyrus N. Humphreys d. Jan. 1984 Lacy Stewart Humphreys.

Robert M. Allen   March 06, 1998 ALLEN. I am interested in the genealogy of a James ALLEN who acquired 300 acres of land on Turkey Creek in 1787 (then in Greenbrier Co., VA), the part which was cut off to form Monroe Co., VA in 1799. He was listed as a head of household in the 1820 census. I believe that he was a member of the household of his son, Andrew B. ALLEN, in the 1830 census, listed to be age 80-90. I think he died by 1832 in Monroe Co., VA because there is some reference to the "heirs of James Allen" in the real property tax list for 1832. His children included James ALLEN, Jr., Andrew B. ALLEN and Catherine ALLEN. Robert M. Allen

Debbie Meinhart   March 06, 1998 I am looking for info on Isaac Sowards b? died 1803? in Monroe County. Isaac had about 8 kids. One being Griffin Sowards who later settled in Lawrence County Ohio. Would like more info on Isaac. Who was his wife? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Robert J. Stevens   March 06, 1998  I am looking for information on Tillison or Tilitson Rone or Roan THRASHER born about December of 1876 four months after the murder of his Father in 1876 by a student. Tillison is thought to be the son of Tilitson Roan THRASHER b. April 06, 1848 d. August 22, 1876 who was the son of Robert THRASHER and Susanna CAMPBELL. Tilitson Roan was married to Mary A. GORE who died June 16, 1901. Tillison is thought to have an older brother Robert H. born abt 1874. Tillison was married to Effie ZANCKER b. abt 1876 of Graham, Missouri. Any information on any of the above will be greatly appreciated. Robert J. Stevens   

Mary Ellis  March 13, 1998  Looking for father of Samuel J. TAYLOR, Samuel C.; mother of S.J. was Hannah L. Who was she? Samuel J. was b. 1850, md abt 1870 to Barbara HOKE of Holsapple Mt. Mary Ellis Guadalupe Co., TX

Pat Keenan  March 16, 1998  Nancy (nee DONALLY) married Edward KEENAN before 1775 and had the following children: Margaret m. George KOUNTZ; Ellen or Eleanor m. Andrew BIERNE; John KEENAN m. Leanna Mc CORMICK and Lucinda Catherine SESSUMS (my line); Nancy m. John KELLY; Charles KEENAN m. Anna ALFORD; Mary m. Undrell BUDD; Michael KEENAN m. Anne KELLY; Patrick KEENAN m. ? Mc COMAS; Samuel & Phoebus KEENAN. Interested in sharing information. 

Larry Pine March 23, 1998   I am looking for information on JOHN T. RINER who married MARY MARGARET PINE on October 22, 1856 in Monroe County, West Virginia. I am especially interested in contacting any of their decendants. Following Mary's death he married ANN KEATLEY. Thanks for helping. Larry Pine

Sandra K. Thacker   March 25, 1998 I am looking for information on any desendants of Moses BOSTIC, from Monroe Co., WV and John BOSTIC's children, Archibald, Moses, William, Ruth, John David and Thomas. Any help will be appreciated. I will be glad to share what information I have. Sandra McClary Thacker  

Mary B. Lovette Mar 29, 1998 Searching for info on Hugh DAVIS b.1820 married Ruhamah. Children Henry, Alexander, Houston, Sarah, William Albert, and Joanna.

Lora Herrera  March 30, 1998 Seeking information on TAVENOR SMITH and wife CLEMENTINE LUCAS SMITH b. October 1842. Both born in VA and later moved to Monroe Co. WV were both died. They had the following children: William, Charles, Anna Belle, John, Alonzo, Malinda, Sarah, and Effie SMITH. Clementine was the daughter of Madison H. LUCAS. 

Rita Ray April 03, 1998   RICE William B Rice was born in Ireland came to Monroe Co W.Va. late 1780's. Occupation weaver, wife's name, Elizabeth White. They are buried in a cemetery near Willow Bend abour 5 miles south of Union in Monroe Co. They are my gr gr gr gr grandparents. On Elizabeth's tombstone it says "some have children, some have none, here lies the mother of 21." I would dearly love to have a picture of Elizabeth's and William B Rice's tombstone. Is there any land records, obituaries, etc for them that I could get? William died in 1856 was born in 1760 in Ireland, 96 years old. Any info available I could get would really be appreciated. Rita Ray

Beckie Rawdon April 03, 1998  I am looking for Jacob Johnson who married Jane MORRIS and is listed in her father's will as "of Monroe county" in 1829. These are their children's names: Morris, Clark, Lewis, Achillis, Virginia, Madora, Eliza, Belle, William and Eveline b. 1823 who married Ira JARRETT on 13 Oct 1840 in Monroe. Any new hints would be greatly appreciated. Beckie  

Helen Flagg April 06, 1998  I am searching for information regarding Minerva Hypes, first wife of George Clifton Duncan, who owned a farm at Waiteville, W.Va. in about the 1880's and later. They had daughter Anna; Minerva died giving birth to son Edward. George Clifton Duncan married ( 2nd) India Minerva Williams of Giles Co., Va. Would appreciate hearing from anyone researching Hypes who can share information.  

Submitter: Carolyn Spence (
Date: 03 May 1998
Seeking to correspond with other descendents of Albert Lee SPENCE and Emma WEBB SPENCE of Glace and Hollywood, Monroe County. Need names of Albert Spence's parents. Albert died 1947.

Submitter: Jeff Carr (
Date: 04 May 1998
Butcher. Looking for relatives/descendants of Benjamin Butcher that married Eliza McMahon in Monroe, 1833. I believe that he moved to Gallia Co., OH and died there by 1850; widow and children listed there in 1850 Census. Believe Benjamin may have come from Pendleton County family of Butchers. If my email is out of date by time of this reading; mail to 1255 Sunset Ave. Extd.; Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Submitter: Terri Mullins (
Date: 06 May 1998
I would like more information on: (1) Arthur Karnes family of Monroe Co. Arthur was born 1887 in Monroe Co. and had a brother Henry who lived in Alderson. Parents were Kyle and Nancy KARNES; (2) Mary Polly SNOW, married William BALLARD in the late 1700's Monroe Co; (3) Michael KESSINGER born in PA, married Mary Mollie BALLARD; (4) Susannah WILLS, born 1806, married Beverly Ballard; (5) Elizabeth Betsy STEPPE, born 1752 Monroe Co., married William BALLARD.

Surnames: GARRISON
Submitter: Robert L. Garrison (
Date: 07 May 1998
I would like to contact descendants of the Garrison family who lived here in this area while it was still the state of Virginia, circa 1775~1850. Some of the given names may have been William, John, Reuben, William, Jr., Harvey Henry, Rufus Harvey. Thank you. Robert L. Garrison.

Submitter: Bill Veselik (
Date: 07 May 1998
MOTTESHEARD Family--Seeking information about Mottesheard Family from Monroe County, WV, early 1800s to 1900. Related families--Arnold, Shanklin, Ballard, Steele, Crosier, others.

Submitter: Valerie F. Crook (
Date: 09 May 1998
Researching FORREN, FARREN, FORAN and FOREHAND in Monroe County, WV. I am willing to share and would like to hear from anyone else researching these names!

Surnames: MCGUIRE
Submitter: Larry Pine (
Date: 10 May 1998
I am looking for two McGUIRE brothers who moved to the Monroe County area around 1800. They may have come from Rockbridge County, Virgina or possibly from somewhere in Pennsylvania. I would appreciate any help you might be able to give.

Submitter: Julie McGrew-Ayres ( )
Date: 13 May 1998
I descend from Martin and Margaret McGraw of Greenbrier and Monroe Counties (W)VA 1796-1820 and seek to correspond with others researching this couple and their descendants. Children may include: George Anthony (m. E. Bryant), John (m. S. Anderson), Mary Ann (m. W. Wood), Martin (m1. N. Wood, m2. S. Johnson), Samuel (m. E. Wood), Elizabeth (m. S. Nelson), William (m. L. Withrow), Henry (m. M. ?), and Thomas (m. C. Withrow). Skaggs was also an allied family.

Submitter: Jerry Offholter (
Date: 15 May 1998
My Grandfather, James Addison Dillion (aka Dillon), was born April 21, 1881 at Lindside, West Virginia. His father James W. Dillion, was also born at Lindside. He also had an infant sister Lilly Lively Dillion born November 20, 1883 who died January 31, 1884. She is buried in Broyles' Cemetery near Lindside. Can anyone provide me with info on this family? Thank you.

Submitter: Charles D Jeffries (
Date: 14 May 1998
I'm looking for any information concerning, my great great grandfather &great greatgrandmother,JOHN ECKELS JEFFRIES, MARRY (MOSS) JEFFRIES who lived on Second Creek, near Union, in the middle or late 1800s. Johns brother was William (Bill) Jeffries, I believe John or William, was buried at, The United Methodist cemetary in Union My grandfather was Benjamin Harrison Jeffries & grand mother Irene (Grady) Jeffries.

Submitter: Sue Coyle (
Date: 15 May 1998
I have an old Photograph given to me that was my grandmother's. The name on the back is Malisse Dunn. In the Monroe Co. Cemetery book I have found a Malisa Dunn b. 7/2/1851 and died 1/26/1918. She is buried in the Dunn Cemetery, It states she was the wife of G. L. Dunn 1839-1924. I would appreciate any information that anyone might have on her. I would be happy to share the photograph with her family!! (it's really nice) Thank you in advance! Sue from NJ (researching Mann, Comer, Broyles, Fleshman, Akers)

Submitter: April Van Hoy (
Date: 18 May 1998
Seeking info on any of the persons listed below, all of whom have some connection with Monroe County: George Lewis WARREN (b) 08-23-1924 (d) 06-24-1968 born in Lindside; McDowell M. WARREN (b) 1835 (m) in Monroe Co. to Mary Ann EDDY (b) 1836; James WARREN (b) abt 1812 (d) 1854 (m) in Monroe Co. to Lydia A. WILEY (b) abt 1812; John WARREN (b) abt 1778 (m) in Monroe Co. to Jane MCALLISTER (b) abt 1778; Samuel Henry EDDY (b) 1792 (d) 1872 buried Monroe Co (m) Elizabeth Delilah EVANS (b) 1796; John EDDY, buried in Monroe Co (m) Jensey SPROUT.

Submitter: Crystal A. Bingham (
Date: 20 May 1998
Looking for realtions of: Johannes A PETER m Magdalena GRITTMAN 1693, Baden, Germany. Known children: Johannes 2 PETER Jr.; Johannes (Hans) Ulrich PETER?PETTER; Georg Heinrich PETER. Johannes Hans m Rosina Catharina HEUSCHEL in Baden. immigrated to PA with Georg. Kids: Johannes; Conrad (m a Susannah); Abraham; Christian (m Rachel); Jonas (m a Susannah); 2 unk daughters who wed David METHENY and William SMITH; Catrina. Maybe all born in Lancaster, PA. Family moved to Shennandoah Valley, Va. 1761 son Johannes m Catrine/Catharina /Catherine; kids: John Jr., Elizabeth, Catherine; Christian; Ann Mary; Susanna; Philip; Rachel; Barbara; Rosanna; George; Rebecca, Lydia. Born Pa/Va. John Jr. m. Christina LONGACRE, Shenandoah, Va. Only known child: Abraham (1792). Abraham is 1st Peters known to be in Peterstown,. Abraham m Elizabeth WADE. Kids Christian (1814); Andrew (1816); William (1818, my ggggrandfather); Catherine (1819); Nancy (1821); Rebecca S. (1822); John (1824); Henry (1826). All inquiries will be responded to. Thank you and good hunting! Crystal A. Bingham

Submitter: Nancy Clay (
Date: 22 May 1998
I am researching the Bowyer line. Robert an Nancy Bell (Reynolds) Bowyer born 1871-73 in SinksGrove,Monroe Co.WV.. Is there any one doing the Bowyer line ? Robert's father was William md Mary( Blaker) Bowyer and William's parents were Philip and Elizabeth Bowyer. I am also looking for Elizabeth Brown Landcraft. She is listed in 1860 Monroe Co. census as Eliza B. Roberts.

Submitter: Pat Ruble (
Date: 25 May 1998
I am looking for information on James and Sarah Ruble. Sarah says they were married in 1818 in Union Co. Va. which is now Monroe Co. W.Va. Her maiden name was Hutchison or Hutchinson.

Submitter: Wayne Witt Bates (
Date: 27 May 1998
Seek information regarding Jesse (middle name might be James) Witt born about 1812 in VA. Married 31 July 1832 (under name of James though in the census he was Jesse Witt) to Sophronia T. Woodson born 12 June 1809. In 1870 Monroe Co WV census his wife was Mary A. In 1880 Monroe Co WV census his wife was Nancy. Known children were Mary Jane (b)1833, John W. (b) ca 1835, Joseph L. (b) ca 1843, Jesse (b) ca 1848, Thomas H. (b) ca 1849, and Sophronia Elizabeth (b) ca 1854.

Submitter: Vicki (
Date: 31 May 1998
I am searching for info on RANDOLPH MORGAN (m MARY)who was b 1815 in Rappahonnock, VA but lived most of life in Monroe and Greenbrier, WV. His children include Virginia (m Charles Holiday), Albert (m Rebecca Whanger), Charles (Louisa Eads), Samuel (m Edith Ramsey) and Columbus (m Malinda Howard). Would love to share info on any descendants from this line.

Submitter: Carolyn Krause (
Date: 31 May 1998
OSHEA/SHEA family in Monroe county 1860-1876- Daniel Oshea apparently married a Sally HURT , and Sara STARK. is anyone in your area researching any of these names.? Also researching Johnsons of Johnsons cross roads. William Johnson, Charles Robert et.

Submitter: Leonard Lewis (
Date: 01 Jun 1998
I am looking for info on James W. Lewis born ABT 1842. I believe he was living around Union in 1890. Any info appreciated.

Submitter: Melinda Roles Jacquier (
Date: 01 Jun 1998
Would love to hear from anyone with info on the families of Nathan and Sally Milbourn, Notliff and Polly Taylor, Isaac and Nancy Milburn, Modicai and Mary (Hansbrough) Roles, Mordicai and Susan Roles and Matthew and Elizabeth Beckner. Will gladly share what I have.

Submitter: Mary Campbell (
Date: 06 Jun 1998
Surnames: EDWARDS,WITHROW Looking for information on Arthur Edwards marries Jane Withrow. They were the parents of Sarah Edwards married Thomas Oliver. All I know is that Sarah got married in Greenbrier WVa and Die in Mason Co,WVa. Thomas married again but most of his children were from his first marriage. Thomas was married three times and had children by all three marriages.

Submitter: Loretta Layman (
Date: 07 Jun 1998
BRYAN(T)/O'BRYAN(T) -- Hannah Bryan & Henry McDaniel, Jr. were married May 1788 in Monroe (then Greenbrier) Co. They moved to Ohio in 1810. There was also a Christopher Bryan in Monroe Co. "History of Monroe Co, WV" says Christopher Bryan was a prominent settler of Sinks Grove, Monroe Co who moved to Kentucky with his wife Catharine in 1793. I believe Hannah & Christopher were sister & brother, & their father Cornelius O'Bryan Jr. of Rockingham Co. Can anyone confirm or disprove this or add to it? I have much info on Cornelius Jr. & Sr. & would be happy to exchange.

Submitter: RCarr (RCARR10132@aol)
Date: 12 Jun 1998
Looking for info on an area of northeastern Monroe County known as "John Carr Mountain" by the old timers. Who lived there, were there Boon's, Leachs, and Halls among them? Who was John Carr's wife, children?

Submitter: Kim Hatton (
Date: 14 Jun 1998
I am looking for the descendants of JOHN ECHOLS JEFFRIES and MARY JANE MOSS who lived on either Keenan's Creek or Second Creek in Monroe CO. Their children were Millard, John, Jim, Albert, Noten, and Ben and one daughter, Rosa. Any info concerning their descendants would be much appreciated.

Submitter: PAUL CALES (
Date: 22 Jun 1998 
Many of my ancestors were born in Monroe County. is a newcomer to the community. This list is for the descendants of David Kail, born in the Palatinate in 1716, arrived in Philadelphia in 1742; [wife Alberdina Barthemia "Partheny"] a resident of the Beverley Patent [modern Staunton] in Virginia, Augusta County. Any possible or probable connection is welcome. David's family is not the only CALE[S] family in this country. We welcome all contributions! Tell your cousins about it. I have only half a dozen e-mail addresses, so am depending on y'all to fill in the blanks! WELCOME TO CALES-L. Paul Cales, CALES-L listowner Director, District XII, Clan Fergusson Society of NA  Member: Palatines-to-America Augusta Co VA Genie Society Douglas Co OR Scottish Society