Nicholas County, WV Queries

DATE:September 2, 1997

I am interested in anyone that may be doing research on the Hickmans of Nicholas county

DATE:September 2, 1997

My name is Gene Mullens and I live in Northeastern Ohio.


Family lived in Craigsville, Crupperneck and Muddelty areas My parents were Joe Mullens/Roma Phillips Grandparents James Whitney Mullens/Margaret Ann Brown Abel JohnPhillips/Massalona McNorman Great gparents Sanders Mullens/Mahala Morgan George Loderick Brown

Would certainly appreciate any info on these people and would be glad to share my info with anyone researching those names.


Gene Mullens----Ohio

DATE:September 1, 1997

Am looking for James B. SHAVER born 1816 Has a son Benjamin A. Shaver born 1856 and married Rebecca Jane Doddrill born 1854 The Nicholas Co Census of 1816 says that he married a Mariah ??? but we cant find anything else on him. Could you help? Katy

DATE:August 31, 1997



DATE:August 27, 1997

Looking for anyone researching the surnames CORRON (CARON-CORON-CARRON), and DEAL (DEEL). Thank you.

DATE:August 26, 1997

Am trying to find info on Bazel Young, the father of Henry Young who is buried on Powells Mountain. Bazel married Agnes Nancy Pierson. Please help. Brenda Hickman

DATE:August 25, 1997

Requesting any info on a John Samuel Baker and wife Elizabeth Ann Nutter. Had a son George Washington Baker born 07 July 1877 in Nicholas Co. Have no other info on parents. Any info appreciated.

DATE:August 24, 1997

Searching the JOHNSON/NELSON/SIMS families in the county area. William JOHNSON married Amy NELSON and moved to Peters Creek area around 1795 or 1797. William died in 1805 and is buried on the farm which is now a cornfield on the right side of Peters Creek road before you get to the RR Crossing. This grave is marked by the DAR. William siblings moved to Fayette area on Loop Ck. If you are connected contact by e-mail. William s. Johnson- Ijamsville, MD

DATE: August 20, 1997

I'm looking for William RICHARDSON and Mary ? E-mail Janet

DATE: August 19, 1997


DATE:August 12, 1997

Am trying to find present day descendants of John Newton HINES and Clemma ROBINSON. children were: Herbert Cecil, Osborn Harold, John Everett, Virgil, Fay, Chelcie G. and Samuel H. Fay m. Everette HUNT and Chelcie Gay m. BROWN . John E. HINES b. Cranberry, Nicholas Co. Osborn Harold HINES b. 18 July 1898 and d. April 6, 1967 Would be interested in finding out any info on this family. Nettie

DATE:August 11, 1997

I am looking for information on Malcena O'Dell who married Elmer Morris Sharp or Morris Elmer Sharp. Her parents are John Washington O'Dell and Sarah Jane. Any information would be helpful. Malcena died about 1902 or 3 when her daughter Lucy Mae Sharp was young. This is the only living child of hers. But if you have any information on her or her parents it would be greatly appriciated.

Thank you for your time..... Lorraine

DATE: June 28, 1997

I'm looking for information on WILLIAM H. JEFFERS. He was born around 1844 in Nicholas County. He served in the 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Company K, Nicholas County) during the Civil War. He married MANERVA ANN HANSHAW in 1865 in Clay County. They appear in the 1870 and 1880 Clay County censuses. Their children are COLUMBUS, LYDA, PAUL, MARY, NORMAN, and GENERAL P. I would like to know the names of William's parents, or any information about the family. Thank you. S.J. Fain

DATE: June 27, 1997

Warwick Butcher enlisted in the Confederate Army at Frankfort, VA(now WV) on 3/13/1863 as a private in Company C, 19th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. He was captured in Nicholas County, VA(now WV) on 7/29/63 and was taken to Atheneum Prison as a P.O.W. where he arrived on 9/13/63. Upon arrival he was described as age 44, 5'10" tall, with dark hair and whiskers and blue eyes. His occupation was listed as blacksmith and his residence as Nicholas County. On 9/17/63 he was transferred to Camp Chase at Columbus, OH. On 1/14/64 he was again transferred to Rock Island Prison, Rock Island, Illinois, where he died of tuberculosis on 12/3/64. He was buried in grave #1637 in the Rock Island Prison Cemetery.

DATE: June 26, 1997

Searching for infomation or connection to Catherine Taylor b. 1835 d. 1910 in Nicholas Co. WVa. I have found no marriage for Catherine Taylor and believe she was the daughter of Stephen and Melinda Williams Taylor. Stephen was the son of Eli, who was son to Daniel Taylor who fought in the war of 1812. Catherine is shown on the Nicholas Co. census of 1870 w/ a James Donellson in the household. Anybody working on the line I would appreciate some help. Can be e-mailed at

Date: Monday, June 23, 1997 9:26:36 PM

I am searching for the parents of Isaac Rose b. 1753 in Chambersburg, PA, d. 1829 in Nicholas County. He is buried on what was his farm on the Birch River. Isaac was in the Revolutionary War. He married Margaret Forsythe b. 1756, d. 1843. They were the parents of William Rose, Hannah Rose, James Rose, Ezekiel Rose, Charles Rose, and Amelia Rose. I am a descendant of Isaac and Margaret Rose. I have the family history from Isaac down to present time for my lineage. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with an interest in the family. I am also willing to share information.

Doris (Rose) Fitzpatrick, email address:

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 12:28:26 PM

My father and I are looking for information about this cemetery(Hicks Family Cemetery). We know that my great grandfather, Robert Archibald Thompson, was buried there in September of 1924. His daughter, Nannie Hutchision, was buried there in 1921(?). Also, a son named John Thompson was buried here approx. 1951. Another son was named Allen Thompson and we know that he was buried beside his father (Robert Archibald) but we do not have a year. We believe it to be between 1905 and 1908. The graves of Nannie and John were marked with marble headstones but the graves of Allen and Robert were marked with wooden markers. We have been unable to locate these graves in the cemetery but believe that they are on the opposite side of the cemetery from Nannie and John's graves. Do you know of any records of this cemetery in Nicholas County? Is there anyone in the county that might have kept a record of this cemetery? Do you have any reccommendations of agencies in the county to contact? Please let me know if there is any way to get further information. My name is Sonja Thompson Morgan. My address is 9526 Little Catawba Creek Rd. ; Troutville, Virginia, 24175 Thank You!

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 1:08:46 PM

We are looking for information about the family of Robert Archibald Thompson who came to Nicholas County in the fall of 1873 from Mercer County. His wife's name was Eleandor (Ellen) Havens Thompson. They were married in May of 1866 In Tazewell County, Virginia. They had eleven children, many of which we have been able to find our information. We are looking for information on two children that died in early childhood named Noah and Adeline. We are also looking for a date of death of Allen P. Thompson, a son who died in Richwood Hospital between 1905 and 1910. He is buried in the Hicks Family Cemetery in Nicholas County. We are also looking for a date of death for Grover Cleveland Thompson, born May of 1886 and believed to have died about 1903. Any and all information will be greatly apprectiated. Sonja Thompson Morgan and Charles Lee Thompson

DATE: May 14, 1997

Trying to find who the parent of Warwick Butcher were. This is the info that I have about him.

Warwick Butcher enlisted in the Confederate Army at Frankfort, VA(now WV) on 3/13/1863 as a private in Company C, 19th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. He was captured in Nicholas County, VA(now WV) on 7/29/63 and was taken to Atheneum Prison as a P.O.W. where he arrived on 9/13/63. Upon arrival he was described as age 44, 5'10" tall, with dark hair and whiskers and blue eyes. His occupation was listed as blacksmith and his residence as Nicholas County. On 9/17/63 he was transferred to Camp Chase at Columbus, OH. On 1/14/64 he was again transferred to Rock Island Prison, Rock Island, Illinois, where he died of tuberculosis on 12/3/64. He was buried in grave #1637 in the Rock Island Prison Cemetery.

Sincerely yours,

John B. Wells III Genealogist-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans

DATE: May 10, 1997
FROM: 2003 this address is no longer working)

Looking for anyone doing research on the BESS family, they came from Va. Moving into Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, Fayette and I believe in Nicholas Co. Anyone having info on the BESS in Nichloas Co. mid 1800's until now would be helpful. THANK YOU.

DATE: May 9, 1997

I am researching the Morris family. From George William ( who is 100 yrs old) his father Wyatt, his father Joshua, then there are one or 2 other Joshua's then Joshua brother to Henry ( of the Morris massacre) Who's father was William Who came over from Liverpool to Philadelphia @ 1734 moved to Orange Co Virginia and was the first settler in the Kanawha valley. Looking for information inbetween and before.Thank You, Milford Michael Morris Penna

DATE: May 7, 1997
Any information concerning the surnames Elliott or Lyons in Nicholas or Clay County, West Virginia.
Ron Elliott

DATE:May 1, 1997

Looking for anyone researching the surnames CORRON (CARON-CORON-CARRON), and DEAL (DEEL). Thank you.

DATE: April 26, 1997

I am searching for ancestors of RUSSELL FOGLESONG, ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNS(T)ON HOPKINS, & JAMES PORTERFIELD STATON. It is my understanding that they and their descendants lived in and around Fayetteville, Oak Hill, Mt. Hope, Alderson, Wolf Creek, Ronceverte, and surrounding areas. Thank You La Donna Hall Cassell Hopkins 4401 Winthrop Ave Columbia, SC 29206-3027.

DATE:April 27, 1997
I am researching the Sims family who donated land and built the Sims Memorial Methodist Church w/ cemetary in Swiss,WV in 1922.
My husband's greatgrandmother was Margaret (Maggie) J. Sims b. July 22, 1860, d. Dec. 12, 1949, dtr of George Washington Sims and Margaret Dorsey. Margaret Sims m. Jan. 9, 1878 in Fayette Co., John Wesley MARTIN b. abt 1854 in Fayette Co.WV
I would appreciate any help you can give.
Thanks, Nancy

DATE: April 23, 1997
I am searching for the burial place and actual date of death of my Great-Grandmother Anna Eliza (May) Sexton, wife of Jeremiah P. Sexton, who supposedly died in Vaughan, Nicholas County, WV on August 27, 1913. Any information or leads would be appreciated. Does anyone know if the WV Dept. of Vital Statistics have this type of information and if so an address for that agency. Respond to: Gene Clere Clere1@aol 36 Pendleton Ct. New Castle, DE 19720

DATE: April 21, 1997
Looking for death records or burial place for Willie Jarvis who died abt. 1899-1900.

DATE: April 18, 1997
From: William Martin

I am seeking information on Mary Jane Walker b. 1844 in Nicholas County. She was married to my great grandfather James Robert Martin b. 1840 d. 1884, they were married on November 21, 1866 in Nicholas County. It is "thought" to be that she was the daughter of James A. Walker and Nancy Legg. I am also seeking information on James Robert Martin b. 1840 in Nicholas County, WV.. Can anyone help? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!

DATE: April 17, 1997

Looking for information on Sarah Holcomb b abt 1848 married Milton Jeffrey in 1872. name of her parents unknown. Any information on her would be most helpful. Thanks Roger Jeffrey

DATE: April 16, 1997

LEGG-Seeking descendants for the following LEGG line. Thomas Allen Legg or Allen T. Legg b:Oct 3 1834 in Snow Hill, Nicholas Co. He married Caroline Jane Bell b:Mar 12 1823 in Their children were: Augustus William b:1854, Nancy Evalena b:1855, John Allen b:1857, James Addison b:1859. Some grandchildren were: Newlen Edward b:1879, Laura May b:1881, J. Walter b:1883, George Fleming b:1887, Elzie E. b:1892, Verna E. b:1896, Joseph Elbert b:1899, Herbert Bermia b:1902, Rev. Augustus Calvin b:1877, Mollie, Anthony Allen, Raymond Calvin, Esther, Pearl, David William b:1884, Mae b:1892, Nora b:1894, Eva b:1902, Lowie Edith b:1905. Some g grandchildren are: Nellie, Cecil, Gladys, Clara, Hurley, Roy, H.Ray, Lee A., John, Donald Keith, Bobby Travis. Lots of these people were from around Gad, Zela, and Gilboa. Thomas Allen LEGG joined the confederate cause and did not return. He was presumed dead. He did not die but started a new family near Winchester VA. I am from the post war family.

Subj:Researching the following names.
Date:April 14, 1997

Hi My name is Nicole Rauen and I am researching the following surnames: CUTLIP, DOUGLAS, JARVIS, SIZEMORE, SEARS and WARE. Thankyou

Date:April 14, 1997 (Robert A. Scaggs)

I am seeking information about the parents of Harden SCAGGS who was born in 1831, probably in Virginia (at that time). He and his wife, Mahulda Jane CHRISTIAN, lived in Wayne, WV in 1860 and their children were Isaac, William Eldridge, George Henry, Calafornia, Mary Elizabeth, Allen and Bellyona. In 1830 Census for Nicholas County, Joseph Scaggs, Richard Scaggs, James Scaggs, and James Scaggs, jr were residents. Does anyone know their children? Could one of them be the father of Harden Scaggs?

Robert A. Scaggs

Subject: WEBSTER
Date: 14 Mar 97 21:54:38 -0500
From: (David A. Parrish)

I hope that you can help me with some of my family research. My mother's family is from Richwood, and I have no idea how to contact anyone in the county related to the Webster family. My mother is Mary Francis Wilson born June 24, 1940 in Richwood. Her mother was born in Richwood Mavis G. Webster. So was my great grand father Vollie (Volly) Webster who I belived died there. His wife was Mary Jane Thompson/Webster/Durkin who also died in Richwood in the 70's the same as Vollie Webster. I am sorry that I can not be precise with the exact dates. I do know that the year Volly died Richwood had a big celebration I believe that it was the towns 150 Birthday, and Mavis (my grand mother was in the parade. The following week it was in the Richwood paper. I will appreciate any help that you can give on this problem of mine. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, David A. Parrish

Date: 97-03-22 02:37:29 EST
From: MachIKong
I am researching the surname Collins for my husbands family.The information I have is myhusbands grandfathers name was Robert Boyd Collins and his ggrandfather was Hiram Collins GGfather was Jefferson l Collins we are also researching his motgrandmothers family Bragg The names I have are Charles Ellis Bragg and Grover Cleaveland Bragg could be a relative of William Henry Bragg any info would be greatly appreciated

Subj: Francis STORY
Date: 19 March 1997
From: (Nancy Story Adkins)
I am looking for information on FRANCIS and ELIZABETH INGRAM STORY who married in WVA. Dec. 1785. I would appreciate any information. I will gladly share information. Thanks!
Nancy Story Adkins at

Subj. McVey
Date: 17 March 1997
From: Anna-Hughes Patteson Carone
I'm looking for the parents and more, if possible, of my great-grandmother, Mary Ann McVey (b. 2-15-1837, d. 9-9-1917). Wife of Henry Patteson whose farmhouse is preserved at the Carnefix Ferry Battle- ground State Park. A cousin of mune said she was a relative of the Carnfix family. Any help appreciated. Anna-Hughes Patteson Carone

Date: 18 Feb 1997
From: (Patrick Swank)
Looking for any information on Sampson L. Bennett, born in Nicholas County around 1854 or his wife Frances Louise Bennett (maiden name White) born in Nicholas County around 1861, married in Nicholas County on Nov 21, 1876. She was 15 at the time, he was 22. Any information would be helpful.
Thank You, Patrick Swank

Date: 18 Feb 1997
From: (Patricia Williamson)
I am looking for information on my great grandfather James Hurley, father of Cora Estella Hurley Simms. I also would like some information on Charles Thomas Simms who married Mary Catherine Williams. He is the father of Charles Edward Simms who married Cora Estella Hurley. If anyone has any knowledge of my ancestors please E-mail me at
Patricia Simms Williamson

Date: 97-02-08 01:58:48 EST
From: (Frederick Scott)
COLLINS / MULLINS Would like to correspond and exchange information with anyone researching the family of William COLLINS, b. 13 Apr 1806, Russell Co, VA, d. 30 Mar 1896 near Craigsville, Nicholas Co, WV. Married Mary "Polly MULLINS about 1829 in Pike Co, KY. She died before 1860. Their known children were: John, Orvil, Luemma? and Sampson (my grandfather) After Polly's death William married Mary "Mollie"HATFIELD daughter of Joseph Hatfield and Nancy Evans Hatfield in Logan Co, VA (WV) I am mainly interested in information on the children from his marriage to Polly MULLINS.

Date: 97-02-03 13:02:57 EST
From: (John Plymale)
I am doing research on the Plymale's in Nicholas and Braxton Co. I have reason to think that my grandfather, George Plymale was from Richwood, WV. If you have any information on this family, it would be much appreciated.
Thank you,
John Plymale

Date: 97-01-25 16:31:31 EST
From: (Vance Need)
I need to contact anyone who is doing genealogy research or has knowledge of the AUXIER family who lived in or near Swiss, West Virginia in Nicholas County.
Judith Tickel Need

Subj: Matthias VAN BIBBER
From: Bruce Logan
Fri Jan 17 19:25:31 1997
I am researching the family of Matthias Van Bibber of Nicholas Co., WV. Anyone that is reserching the family please email me. I am also publishing a Van Bibber electronic newsletter.

Date: Wed Aug 14 05:52:08 1996
From: Tom McCutcheon

Where did the McCutcheon's originate from?

Date: Mon Aug 19 04:40:00 1996
From: Kitty Metz
Searching for information on the following families from Nicholas Co. WV: COLLISON - Isaac Collison was in the War of 1812 and received pension for service, he married Cynthia Robinson (daughter of James and Elizabeth (Lemasters) Robinson) Isaac and Cynthia had daughter Rebecca Agnes Collison. Rebecca Collison married Hiram Young and had son William Franklin (Frank) Young. William married Sarah Jane Cart and Rebecca Caroline (Lyon) (Becca) Myers ( born Braxton Co. Parents: Robert and Manerva (Wilson) Myers. William and Rebecca had son Chris Young, my Grandfather. ROBINSON - James Robinson married Elizabeth Lemasters (dau of Benjamin and Rebecca (Martin) Lemasters) and had daughter Cynthia Robinson. LEMASTERS - Benjamin Lemasters served in Revolutionary War and received pension for service. He married Rebecca Martin and had 10 daughters including Elizabeth who married James Robinson. I have almost no information on Isaac Collison, I suspect he may be related to James and Isabella Callison from Augusta Co. VA, but cannot tie him in to the family. One census report said he was born Bath Co. VA, also have information that has him enlisting in the War of 1812 from Monongalia Co. WV, and possibly his marriage to Cynthia Robinson took place in Pendleton Co. WV, but cannot confirm. If you have any information on Isaac Collison and his family, or if you have/need information on the other families listed, Please contact me at

Date: Mon Aug 19 09:15:57 1996

From: Cin Sopko
HI, Looking for any information on WILLS or LEWIS from Summersville area of WV. On LEWIS, looking for the parents of Robert LEWIS who was born in 1879. He died in 1918, in Elk River, which is in Summersville? He had 2 brothers we know of, John & Jim. Robert married May FORENASH, we think around 1899 as their first child was born in March of 1900. On WILLS, looking for parents of John Alexander WILLS. He was born Nov 28, 1845 in WV. He married Paulina Agnes MILLER, and they had 10 children. Both John and Paulina died in Summersville. We know nothing about John's siblings or parents. We just know when he was born, and we think that was in Summersville. He died August 14, 1920. Thanks

Date: Mon Aug 26 20:28:05 1996
From: Debby Consiglio
I am looking for the parents of Amelia [millie] YOUNG. She was born in 1805. She married Thomas Throckmorton in Nicholas County, VA in 1822. On the marriage cert. Thomas's name is spelled Martin. Anyone researching the Youngs of Nicholas?

Date: Fri Nov 22 22:23:51 1996
From: Roderick Woods
Date: Fri Nov 22 22:23:51 1996
Searching for name of spouse and mother/father of Stephen Woods. Stephen settled in Staunton, Augusta co. before the Revolution. Moved to Cottle Glades, Nicholas Co. (before there was a Nicholas Co.). Col. Edward Campbel, pioneer historian says: "From him came all the Woodses that live in Nicholas Co.", Brown, William, "History of Nicholas County", pg. 390. Stephen's sons: Stephen Jr., Isaac, John. John is my line. John married Rebecca Hannah. Their children: Margaret "Peggy", Issac Calip, Joseph, William Jackson, Shadrach Chaney, John Campbell, Samuel H., Martha and George Washington Woods.

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Date: Mon Nov 25, 1996
From: David Davidson
I am looking for information on the RIPPETOE family. In 1853 some sons of James Rippetoe moved to West Virginia. Their names are Alexander Nicholas Rippetoe, Andrew Jackson Rippetoe, Rev.Calvin Rippetoe, and James H. Rippetoe. Some of their children were born in Keslers Cross Lanes and Alexander died there. If anyone has more information please contact me at

Date: Sat 96-11-30 20:23:27 EST
From: Dick Vallandingham
Date: Sat 96-11-30 20:23:27 EST
I am searching for information on the descendants of John W. Heaster (b.1773 - Germany). Have much to share.

Date: Mon 96-12-09 15:09:23 EST
From: Joyjoy1059
I'am trying to find some of my Brown family of Nicholas county. My dads name was George Brown married Mary Virginia Young Brown. My Grandfathers name was Hensley Hosey Brown and My Grandmothers name was Frances. My uncles are Leodice, Jettice. I know my uncle Leodice lives in Tioga. I would really Love to find out more about my fathers family. If theres anyone out there who could help me please E-mail at Thank you

Date: 96-12-21 16:10:51 EST
Dear Sir: Thought you might have some information concerning a Wallace Cutlip (?-1952?), father of Erma Virginia Cutlip Griffin and Eva Cutlip Grose. Please address e-mail response to: Buddy e mail address - thanks for your time. Buddy Griffin

Date: Sun Dec 22 17:03:23 1996
From: S.J. FAIN
Would like any information on CYRUS RODGERS, born c. 1804, wife Mary Holcombe. Lived in Nicholas Co. Any information greatly appreciated. Please contact me at Thanks!

Subj: WARD amd MOORE
Date: 96-12-26 18:43:38 EST
From: KConley100
Looking for any information on the family of Taylor Addison Ward and Ada Lurena (Moore) Ward who married in Nicholas Co. 1 Oct 1902. They were supposed to be the aunt and uncle of Herb Stanley and raised him. They lived near or in Craigsville. I'm trying to locate Herb's parents names. Also why they didn't raise Herb. Herb married Wilsona (Sona) Jones. Also looking for info on her and her family. Any information appreciated.

Date: Sat Dec 28 22:00:06 1996
From:Laurie Shawver
Interested in sharing information with other SHAWVER researchers. Looking for all descendents of Sebastian SHAWVER 1733-1816. Had children: Jacob, Christopher, George, John, Elizabeth (mar Charles ROWEN), Barbara (mar ROWEN or BOWEN), Sally/Sarah (mar Henry SMITH) and dau who mar LOGSDON. Many of the descendents stayed in West Virginia while others moved on to OH, IN, IL, MO, AR, KS, OK and TX.

Date: Dec 30, 1996 06-55-19
From: Sandy McSpadden
I would like to have proof of a marriage and parents of Elizabeth BROCK, b/1825, probably in Nicholas Co.,WV. Is she the daughter of Daniel and Catharine (McCLUNG) BROCK of Nicholas Co.? I went to Nicholas CO. and could find no marriage record for Elizabeth who married Michael CARROLL in 1847. I also checked records in Braxton Co. where they lived.

Date: 97-01-08 12:09:45 EST
From: Joyjoy1059
Trying to find out if anyone has any information on Jesse Miller Young he married Elsie Isabelle Williams and they had 9 children: Kennedy Hill Young, Woodrow Wilson Young, Buster Lee Young, Jessie Virginia Young, Ruth Ann Young, Jesse Ottman Young, Mary Virginia Young, Ida Lavada Young, Janetta Margareat Young. My Grandfather served in the Spanish American War. His fathers name John Young. My Grandfathers Brothers and sisters were: Annie Young, Gay Young, Guy Young, and Lee Young. If theres anyway you can help me please E-mail me at Thank You!!!!!!!!

Date: Thu Jan 9 19:03:28 1997
From:Mark Wright
Trying to find parents/siblings of Andrew Jackson BUTLER (b. abt. 1835). Birthplace listed as either Lewis or Kanawah Counties. Three BUTLER families appear on the 1830 Nicholas Co. census. They all also appear on the 1840 Braxton County census. All three had sons of the correct age to have been Andrew Jackson. The fathers of these BUTLER families were Benjamin, Jeremiah, and Joseph. Does anyone have anything which might tie one of these families to Andrew Jackson BUTLER?

Date: 97-01-12 12:15:06 EST
Dear sir:
I am looking for information on a William Davis who married a Jane ? in Hinton area in the early 1800's than moved to Fayette Co WV.. They had a daughter named Abigail who had a child named Celia Ann out of wed-lock.
Any information you can collect is appreciated.

Date: 97-01-15 00:13:42 EST
From: (Laurie Horner)
info about birth of Mazelle Bowers born in WV probably in 1921 but maybe 1920 or 1922. I would appreciate your help.County unknown.

Date: 97-01-17 09:03:26 EST
I am looking for information on a Martha Legg dob 07/1855 married to a George R Johnson born 1853 they were married 08161873 in Nicholas County. I can not find any info on them. They are my G-Granfather and G-Grandmother. Any help appreciated.
Thanks; Greg Johnson

Date: 97-01-18 10:17:46 EST
Could you tell me if anyone is working on this family? I can receive E-Mail at Thanks for your consideration.
I am a direct decendent of this family.
I have enclosed a brief description of the family.
John W. Shafer
Is a son of John Shafer, who was born in Ohio, and Mary (Cox) Shafer, born in 1811, in Lewis County, (then) Virginia. Jacob Shafer, grandfather of John W., was a solider in the war of 1812. John W. Shafer served seven months in the Confederate cavalry, enlisting in August, 1862, and taking part in a number of engagements. In Wirt county, (then) Virginia. April 1, 1859, he married Maria Dobson who was born in Lewis County, April 1, 1838. His birth was on the 17th of October 1837, in that part of Kanwaha County now Roane. Their children were born: Viola V.., December 9, 1859;
George B. , January 1, 1862....This is my g,g grandfather...he lived in Richwood...he and all his family are buried in the Cementary there..;
David Lee, April 1, 1864; Sarah C.., April 11, 1872; Mary A. August 27, 1876; Charles S. October 30, 1878; Ezra, September 8, 1881. The parents of Mrs. Shafer are deceased, George W. Dobson, born in Culpeper county, Virginia and Catharine (wagoner) Dobson, born in Lewis county. The first wife of Peter Wagoner, Father of Mrs. Dobson, and all their children were made captives by the Indians, who murdered his wife and all the children but two girls and one boy, whom they carried away with them. The girls escaped, the boy grew up among them, and married a squaw. Afterwards he returned to his people, married a white woman and lived to be 102 years old. Farming is the occupation of John W. Shafer, Harper district his location, and Higby, Roane county, West Virginia, his address.
Quote from John W. Shaferís bible:
"Remember children passing by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now so you must be, prepare for death and follow me."
John W. Shafer and Maria Dobson were 21 when wed. They were married by Samíl Sheppard.
John W. Shafer & Maria Dobson were married on April 3rd, 1859. They were marred by Samíl Sheppard. John W Shafer was 21 and Maria Dobson was 21. John & Mary Shafer were the parents of John W. Shafer and G. W. & Catherine Dobson were the parents of Maria Dobson. John W. Shafer was born in Kanawha County, Virginia and Maria Dobson was born in Lewis County, Virginia.
Jacob Shafer soldier in the war of 1812.

Date: 97-01-17 21:12:58 EST
This article appeared in The Nicholas Republican, Richwood, West Virginia on or about October 7, 1944. I have added some dates to the second and third paragraphs but the rest is as it was published.
Biography of J. Edgar Jones / Richwood, West Virginia
Based upon recent information furnished by his lifelong intimate friend, Lon Lewis, the following biographic comments are dedicated to the memory of the late John Edgar Jones whose recent death was reported in last weeks issue of the newspaper. (The Nicholas Republican) (on or around Oct. 7, 1944)
A son of Eldridge Jones whom was born October 14, 1856, died May 14, 1919 and Mary (Cutlip) Jones, whom was born August 10, 1857 on Birch River, died March 18, 1932 . Miss Cutlipís parents were Thomas and Nancy Cutlip, the late John Edgar Jones was born at Enon, Nicholas County, W.Va., on November 22, 1883.
In October, 1905 he was married to the former Miss Nevada Belle McClung, born April 7, 1889 in Nicholas County, died June 6, 1970, burial Richwood Cemetery. Parent of Miss McClung were William (Billy) McClung and Ann (Eliza) Brock McClung. To them were born three children, including one daughter and two sons. The daughter, Lyda Virginia died in 1921. The two sons are John Paul Jones of South Charleston and Robert Jennings Jones of Richwood.
Mr. Jones made his first business venture in 1907 when he purchased the general store formerly owned by Homer OíDell at Holcomb. This business was successfully operated by him until 1912 when it was sold to J. B. Marple of Heaters, WV.
Subsequently Mr. Jones accepted a position as a traveling salesman for the former wholesale and retail drug firm of Juergens and Walker at Sutton. Later, after resigning this position, he accepted a similar connection with the Gregg Grocery Company of Weston. While active in that connection he organized his first lumber company which was commercially identified as the J. B. S. Lumber Company. The interpretation of these initials was Jones, Bailey & Smith.
Their first lumber mill was established on the land Anthony Hutchinson, father of James Hutchinson of Richwood on Millions creek in the vicinity of Persinger. At this location they continued operations until 1918.
More recently, Mr. Jones formed a partnership with W. T. McWhorter of Buckhannon. This firm was know at the Creigh Lumber Company. Their lumber manufacturing mill was located near Craigsville. In the latter part of 1918 Mr. Jones sold his interests in the firm to Mr. McWhorter.
Subsequently, he went into the lumber business for himself and operated lumber manufacturing mills along Cranberry and Gauley river until declining condition of his health compelled him to retire from the lumber business in 1930.
From that time until his recent death, his activities were devoted to the operation of his farm which is located in the Cottle Glades section near Allingdale.
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