Summers County Queries Archieves

Queries from October, November and December, 1997

The following queries were posted on the Summrs County WVGenWeb Project during October, November and December 1997.

Barbara Lorenzo, Mon., 29 Dec 97, 13:02:59
I am looking for information about the BRADBERRY or BRADBURY family that lived in Summers County. Some first names I am interested in are Mark, Henry but please, any others as well.

Bill Geroski, Thur., 18 Dec 1997, 23:05:00
Ada Belle BRYSON was born 1 Jan 1920 In  Hinton, WV. I'm looking for any
information on her parents, John BRYSON and Sallie Elouise (SWEET) BRYSON. born: abt. 1888, dd: 10 Dec 1931 in Buena Vista, VA.  She was married three times, 1st-Henry Lee CHITTUM, 2nd-John BRYSON, and 3rd-George DAVIDSON.

Melinda Roles Jacquier, Wed., 17 Dec 97, 06:56:00
I am searching for info on the family of Evan & Nancy (MILBURN) HINTON.
their children and parents.

Norma Meadows Thu, 11 Dec 1997 20:11:40
Especially seeking information on the families of Benjamin (Ben) P. Meador(w)s (m. Minerva (unknown)), parents of Cora Mae Meador(w)s who was born 1 Aug 1800; other children were Cleo, Mattie, Willie and sons Charles, Frank and James.  Lived in Sprague WV in 1940's.  Also seeking information and relatives of James Flem Meador(s) (known as "Flem")(m. Louisa Elizabeth Wills 1 Oct 1888 in Summers county)--James Flem was born 1 Sept 1869, died in 1900 from gangrene; Louisa remarried but new husband's name is unknown; had previously been married to Michael Pack. At the time of the marriage of "Flem" and Louisa, Louisa had children Sylvanus Wills and Henry Pack; Flem and Louisa were the parents of William Robert Meadows, Millard Lee Meadows, Anna Meadows, Mary (Meadows, we think--married "Dad" Lilly and had a number of children)--Mary and "Dad" raised William Robert because of friction between him and his stepfather (near Beckley).

Norma Meadows Thu, 11 Dec 1997 20:11:40
William Robert "Bob" Meadows (b. 26 Feb 1892? in Pipestem) was first
married to Virgie Shrewsbury (26 Aug 1914, Raleigh county), and had
children Frances Irean, Johnny, Harley (d. 1941 in Virginia) and Cabell;
later married Cora Mae Meador (his first cousin) and had two children
who died in infancy, then William Robert Meadows Jr. (b. 23 June 1934 in
Prosperity WV, d. 15 Sept 1996 in Gladstone OR). Bob and Cora were not
married at the time Jr. was born, but were married when Johnny Bill
Meadows was born in Sprague, WV 8 Oct 1940.  Cora Mae was previously
married to Grover T. McBride (died in mining accident 8 Jul 1925) and
had daughter Emma Cathern McBride; second marriage was to Alf Snyder.

We know that Cora and Bob were first cousins, but we do not know how Ben
P. and James Flem were related--and we don't know Minerva's maiden

Lannie Hendrix, Sat Dec 6 1997 2:28 PM
Searching for Robert McCOMMACK and Nancy MEADOWS, parents of Emily F. McCOMMACK.  Records have surname spelled variously as MCCOMAS, MCCORMACK, MCCORMICK.  Emily F. McCOMMACK (b. 12 Dec 1852, Monroe Co., WV; d. 04 Feb 1920, Mt. View, WV) md. Samuel D. "Devil Sam" LILLY on 11 Nov 1868 in Mercer Co., WV.  "Devil Sam" LILLY b. 18 Apr 1847, Mercer Co., WV; d. 06 Apr 1922, Raleigh Co., WV--bur. in Mt. View, WV.  He was son of Robert "Randall Bob" LILLY and Mary Margaret CADLE.  The marriage record for Emily MCOMMACK and Samuel LILLY lists her parents as Robert and Nancy MCCOMMACK.  Various family histories have Nancy as a MEADOWS, possibly d/o of Anthony MEADOWS and Mary Polly SHUMATE.  Other records show that Robert and Nancy (MEADOWS) McCOMMACK had at least three other daughters: Sarah MCCOMMACK (b. 17 Jan 1851); Catherine MCCOMMACK (b. Abt 1855); and Ellen MCCOMMACK (b. Abt 1864). Emily's middle name believed to be "Faily."  Emily F. MCCOMMACK was my gggrandmother. Need information on Emily and her parents.  Any information on lines related to Samuel D. and Emily F. (MCCOMMACK) LILLY also appreciated.

Jackie Fri Nov 29 3:00 PM 1997
Need information on the family of Joseph MEADOWS who married Nancy LILLY.  Especially on their son Joseph Meadows who was born in Summers Co., he married 29 Jan 1880 in Wyoming Co., WV

Sue Barton Oden Thur Nov 19 21:02 1997
I am researching the BARTON family of Summers, Monroe and Bedford Counties.  James BARTON came to Monroe from Bedford Co. about 1840 and bought land on Barton's Ridge in the Forest Hill District, now Summers County WV.  He married Susan MARTIN, dau of John and Permillia MEADORS MARTIN in 1819 in Franklin Co. Their children were Willis, Elizabeth, Andrew, Joel, James, Jr. and Eliza. Have you heard of this family?
Pamela Martin Lunn Fri Oct 10 07:08:23 1997
I am currently living in Tampa Florida and am trying to find out some information about my great great grandfather who supposedly died in Summers County WV on 3/30/1830. I hope I have queried the right place. My great great grandfather on my mother's side was named Jim BURR and also went by Jim BURR ADKINS. He adopted the name ADKINS when he came to WV and stayed with the ADKINS family. This information I have obtained from a distant relative named Harless ADKINS. While Mr. ADKINS is in his 90's he does seem alert and remembers Jim BURR quite distinctly - he was the one that gave me the date of death. I assume they lived in the area of Meadow Bridge WV as the majority of the family that I know of lived in that area. Notes in the family Bible describe Jim BURR as a "full blooded injun from Oklahoma". The only other information I have is he married a Brillie PITSENBARGER. If you can help me with any additional information or verifying his American Indian ancestery I would be very appreciative.