Summers County Queries Archieves

Queries from Jan - Feb - Mar, 1997

The following queries were posted on the Summrs County WVGenWeb Project during Jan - Feb - Mar, 1997.


Howard Ellis Mon Mar 31 19:51:50 1997
I am looking for information on the SPANGLER'S who lived at Indian Mills/Junta during the early 1900s My grandfather (Everette W. SPANGLER) had a feed mill and saw mill on the mouth of Indian Creek until about 1932. His father(Eli SPANGLER) lived with him until his death. I need to know the date and place of death and the burial place of Eli SPANGLER. Eli SPANGLER was a captain in the 54th Virginia Infantry during the civil war and was originally from Patrick County, Va My grandmother was Callie Ann WEIKLE ELLIS SPANGLER From the Lindside, Monroe County area. Any information on these families will be appreciated.

Buddy Christy, Wed Mar 26 10:10:17 1997
Looking for marriage,birth,and death dates of the following: GARTEN,George Goodall, M: BALLENGEE, Eliabeth GARTEN,Charles, father of George, M: WOODRUM, Mary Elizabeth GARTEN,William, father of Charles, M: GOODALL, Mary Molly GARTEN,Zachariah, father of William, M: MORRIS, Eliabeth Also need infomation on the ancestry of PACK, Anderson, who married Mary FARLEY on May 5, 1829. Anderson was the the father of Loammi Lewis PACK, born at Hinton, WV on Dec 21, 1849. Also interested in information on the Family of Col. Christian SNIDOW and Mary BURKE circa late 1700's, the ancestry of Jacob PETERS, father of Christian PETERS, and John FUDGE, father of Anna Katherine FUDGE, who married Christian PETERS on May 3, 1785. Have information to share

Libbie Griffin, Mon., Mar 24, 06:42:52 1997

John J. or G. DODSON (b. 21 Feb. 1861, d. Feb. 1925) married Roxie Jane DOSS (b. 15 Feb. 1863, d. Aug. 1922) on March 8, 1881 in Henry Co VA. Their children were Nannie L. , m. Charles RICHMOND, lived in Crow, Raleigh Co. W. Va.; Callie, m.Leonard HUDSON or Hutts ROSA, Cornelia (NEELY) m. Ben Peter STULTZ, Mary Ella (called Ella) m. Hugh OVERTON and moved to North Carolina, Lera Etta m. Ernest EAST, James STAUNTON m. Sadie PETERS, Hattie Mae m. Jesse LAWLESS. She was b. Aug. 9, 1893 and d. Sept. 1947. John J. m. Beulah WALKER, Ora m. Charlie EAST. Some of these people lived in Raleigh Co. John DODSON came there in the 1880s as a carpenter and wood cutter. I would like to contact any descendants of these people. I have much information to share and have beautiful pictures of this family. Libbie Griffin, P.O. Box 271, Greenbush, MA 02040.

Libbie Griffin, Mon., Mar 24 13:42:32 1997

Jonathan LILLY and wife Ruhama (Bicie) GORE are my ancestors. Someone told me there is a photograph of them in existence and in the possession of someone in Beckley. Does anyone know of a picture of this couple? Also, would love to chat with my cousins on this line. Thanks.

Buddy Christy, Tue Mar 18 11:58:58 1997
I am interested in the geneaology of the PETERS family of Peterstown, West Virginia. Peterstown was founded by Christian PETERS in 1804. He was my ggggg grandfather. I would be glad to hear from anyone who is interested in the Peters family lineage, and would be happy to share any information I have. Thanks!

Paul Allen Ferrell, Tue Mar 18 16:29:22 1997
Looking for any info on Charles Ableson Dillon, from Indian Mills, Summers Co. WVa. He was married to Lima Bernice Hill. Children: Charles Leonard, Bernice Athalene, Gladys May, Robert Lee, Luther Eugene, Donald. Any Dillon or Hill from Summers or Monroe Co. welcome. Looking for any info on Charles Lewis Lowe, b 2-15-1888 d 2-1969, married Bessie Mann, b 10-17-1893 d 10-1987. Children: Marie Lewis (Underwood), Nancy Belle (Dillon), Sarah Jane (Meadows) Charles Lee Jr.

Melissa Gatterdam, Tue Mar 18 08:39:04 1997
I'm searching for information on my ancestors. They owned and operated a resort in Pence Springs called the LAHEY HOUSE. DENNIS LAHEY married ? Their children were: WILL LAHEY (m. Annie), ELLEN LAHEY, ELIZABETH LAHEY, RUTH LAHEY, JENNIFER LAHEY, PAULINE LAHEY (m. ? GORMLEY), DENNIS ELLIOT LAHEY (m. LUCY O'BRIEN). I believe the LAHEY HOUSE was in operation around 1898? Any info is greatly appreciated. I do not have much as of yet. Melissa Gatterdam address:

Melinda Roles Jacquier, Fri Mar 14 19:40:19 1997
I am doing research in Summers County on the ROLES, MILBURN/MILBOURN/ BECKNER, HANSBROUGH, AND TAYLORS. If anyone has any info on these lines I would love to swap info. (Please note new E-Mail address since I first submitted a query here.)

Eva Smith-Carroll, Sun Mar 9 02:30:34 1997
VEST/LILLY/VIA/PAYNE -- Several of these people have Summers Co. connections: Need b/d dates for ggrandfather COLUMBUS WASHINGTON VEST, nicknamed "Lum," of White Oak Mountain, near the Summers/Raleigh Co. line, and to confirm information about his parents NANCY LILLY and JACKSON VEST. Columbus' wife was Malinda Jane Cochran (1857/1933), daughter of Charles Cochran of Summers Co; children Leonard Haliburton Vest (1880/1960); Luther; Callie; Sanford Walter; and Ethiel B. (That's Ethiel, a man, not Ethel). Have unconfirmed information from someone online that, Nancy and Jack Vest, are: NANCY LILLY (abt. 1835, Mercer Co., WV/death?), daughter of Robert Lilly and Elizabeth Payne; and JACKSON VEST (birth, Patrick Co., VA?/death?), married Feb. 15, 1855 in Mercer Co. Jackson may be son of Charles Vest (b 1784, Canbelle, Va/died?) and Elizabeth VIA (bJune 9, 1812, Va./died 1837,Summers Co.) Jack was blind in his old age. Nancy and Jack's children were Columbus, Martha, Elizabeth, Albert and Cindy. Albert was a violin maker and musician. Cindy had red hair. Please e-mail Eva Smith-Carroll at jcarroll@mis.net or EvaSC@aol.com

Susan Brown Gorkos, Fri Feb 28 10:28:40 1997
I am looking for information on the Brown family of Summers County. The family farm was in Marie, W. Va. and was an original land grant. Roxie Brown was the County Clerk of Summers County for several years during the 1950's. My Grandfather was Clark Prince Brown, who was born in Summers County, and moved to Stow, Ohio. His siblings that I can remember were Roxie, Birdie, and Lura. I would appreciate any information about his parents, grandparents, etc. Thank you!

Joe Rodney Ballengee, Thu Feb 27 11:9:30 1997
I am looking for information on the parents and siblings of HIRAM JEFFERSON DAVIS. It was my understanding that he was born near Ripley, WV and moved toTalcott, WV after civil war. He fought for Confederacy.

Marilee Jolliff, Fri Feb 21 09:40:14 1997
Delilah PAIN /PAYNE, born 1807 in Tazewell Co, VA, married in 1821 in Giles Co, VA. to Thomas J. LILLY. They are both living in the 1880 census of Summers Co, WV. Delilah is supposedly buried in the Crews Cemetery in Summers Co, in Nimitz. Her husband died in 1884, but when did she die, and more importantly looking for her parents. Thank you for ANY Payne connections in this area. She supposedly had 2 bros. who married her husbands' 2 sisters.

Lori Samples, Tue Feb 11 22:42:49 1997
Looking for anyone wanting to share information on the SAMPLES family of Greenbrier county, and other counties up through Clay Co., Have lots of info, willing to correspond!! I am a descendant of The brothers John and Samuel Samples.

Judy Wright, Sun Feb 9 14:38:20 1997
I am looking for information on Wilsie GEAR. She lived in Hinton, WV in the 1940's and 50's.

Gracie E Stover, Sat Feb 8 20:29:14 1997
In 1800 Ashford STOVER, his wife Saba and their one year old son William A lived in Fayette Co. He was my grandfather's brother. If anyone has any information, please contact. I have been having no luck at all on these Stovers. Thank you, Gracie.

Gracie E Stover, Sat Feb 8 20:29:14 1997
In 1800 Ashford STOVER, his wife Saba and their one year old son William A lived in Fayette Co. He was my grandfather's brother. If anyone has any information, please contact. I have been having no luck at all on these Stovers. Thank you, Gracie.

Karen White, Sun Jan 26 06:13:34 1997
HOLCOMB, Lucretia (1842-1900; m. Charles David Kincaid, son of John L. Kincaid and Leah Withrow). Lucretia's father: Henry Holcomb, probably son of Samuel Holcomb, b. c. 1810; d. before 1850). Mother Leah; looking for Lucretia's mother, b. 1810, d. 1861. Lucretia's siblings: Amanda J., b. 1836; James, 1839-1864, m. Rufina Kincaid, sister of Charles David Kincaid; Mary, b. 1840, m. a Withrow; Robert, 1844-1899 may have m. Amanda Foster; Samuel, 1846-1862; John, b. c. 1849.

Eva Smith-Carroll, Sun Jan 5 17:16:57 1997
Looking information on the GADD Family: Father THOMAS GADD (b abt. 1760) and son, WILLIAM WARWICK GADD (b abt 1780 in Pa./died abt 1870 in Rockcastle Co., Ky.) left Uniontown, Pa., 1792 for Franklin County, Va. then in 1833 went to Rockcastle County, Ky., according to Gadd Genealogies written in 1939 by Joseph Hayden Gadd, Summers Co., WV. Thomas' wife's name is unknown. William married Dicie (last name unknown) abt 1800 in Franklin Co., Va., and had: James, Sebert, Armstrong, and John S. Gadd and Dicie Gadd CAIN. JAMES GADD (b Franklin Co., Va., 1808/died June 29, 1888) did not go to Kentucky but lived in Franklin County, Va., until about 1840 when he moved to Webster County, WV. James married Rhoda THORNTON in 1826. ANDREW POWHATAN GADD, son of James, and other descendents lived in Summers and Raleigh Co., WV.

Brian Dameral, Sun Jan 5 19:50:41 1997
Looking for DETAILED INFORMATION INCLUDING DATES on the following families and inviduals. We have in our possession The History of Summers County, but are looking for birth, death and marriage dates. What we have on the Allen family is relatively extensive, except for the dates, and we would love to share the information that we have.

Brian Dameral, Sun Jan 5 19:50:41 1997
Looking for DETAILED INFORMATION INCLUDING DATES on the following families and inviduals. We have in our possession The History of Summers County, but are looking for birth, death and marriage dates. What we have on the Allen family is relatively extensive, except for the dates, and we would love to share the information that we have.

Eva Smith-Carroll, Thu Jan 9 22:24:47 1997
Will share recently acquired information on the GADD Family from Gadd Genealogies written in 1939 by Joseph Hayden Gadd, Summers Co., WV. Names include THOMAS GADD (b abt. 1760); son, WILLIAM WARWICK GADD (b abt 1780 in Pa./died abt 1870 in Rockcastle Co., Ky.) and his wife Dicey YOUNG. The family left Uniontown, Pa., in 1792 for Franklin County, Va., then in 1833 went to Rockcastle County, Ky., with the exception of William and Dicey's son JAMES GADD (b Franklin Co., Va., 1808/died June 29, 1888). James and his wife Rhoda W. THORNTON did not go to Kentucky but lived in Franklin County, Va., until about 1840 when he moved to Webster County, WV. . Many descendants of this couple still live in Summers and Raleigh County.

Katherine Lynn Lilly Eubanks, Sat Jan 11 14:57:07 1997
Dear Folks, I'm looking for information on my grandfather's family. He was William (Bill) Lilly, died, Oct. 31, 1967 in Hinton Hosp. I'd also like information on the my grandmother's family, the Mastins. My great- grandfather was Melvin Manulus Mastin, born July 4. He died in 1953. Both men were employed by the C&O as an engineer and conductor respectively. Best regards.