1999 Queries


. Need the following information: Marriage and death dates for
Stanley Copley (born 9/1844) and birth and death dates for his wife Rachel Damron,
Samuel and Sarah Damron. Marriage and death dates for William J. Trogdon
(born 9/1/1844) and birth and death dates for his wife
Rebecca Mary Bowen, d/o
Hugha and Susan Bowen. Death date of James D. Copley (born 1819) and birth and
death dates and location for his wife
Margaret Chaffin, d/o Christopher and Sarah
Polly Chaffin.
Marriage and death dates for Samuel Damron (born 5/7/1793) and
birth and death dates and location for his wife
Sarah Ratcliff, d/o Silas and Mary
. Birth, marriage and death dates for Hugha Bowen and birth and death
dates and location for his wife
Susannah Trout, d/o Abraham and Rebecca Trout.
James Rapp, 3826 21st. Street N. W., Canton, OH 44708

STAPLETON, BELCHER. Looking for the burial site of my great grandfather
Israel Stapleton, who was born in 1838 in Johnson County, KY. He was a Civil
War Veteran in the 5th West Virginia Infantry, and married
Laura Belcher,
daughter of
James, in 1889. Israel died in 1895. I believe he lives in the Fort
Gay, Prichard , Centerville area. His son
Robert is buried in the Gragston
Cemetery. Would like to contact some of the
Belcher family for further
Chuck Runyon, 6037 Elizabeth Lake, Waterford, MI 48327

COPLEY, SAMMONS, MILLS, FARLEY. I am in dire need of information on
great grandparents on both sides of my family.
James A. Copley who married
Emma Sammons and Syllis Mills who married Betty Farley. Don’t know much
about my ancestry, please help!!
Mary E. (White) Ramsey mce1275@eastky.net

ARTHUR, BLANKENSHIP. I am a direct descendant of James (Polk) Arthur
who married
Mary Etta Blankenship. One son, Joseph S. Arthur, was my
James was living in Wayne County in 1880. Any information helpful.
Charles Adkins (330) 378-3218 cadkins@neo.rr.com

SPURLOCK, VANATTER, HAGER. Need information about Charles Buckhannon
(1773-1857) who married Barthena Hager (1780-1880) daughter of Philip
Hager and Katherine Vannatter
. He resided on Uptons Creek in Lincoln County, WV.
Any information appreciated, a picture hopefully!!
Carl Spurlock, Rt. 2 Box 569,
Pecks Mill, WV 25547

THOMAS. Looking for information concerning Rosetta Thomas, who was born in
Pulaski County, KY. She is believed to have moved to Huntington area between
1910-1920, where she gave birth to
Kenneth Jesse Thomas ( my grandfather) and
later possibly another son. Any help much appreciated.

Jean Briese jbriese@norstan.com

FRASHER. My great great grandfather was Harvey Frasher (5/13/1826- 6/1862).
According to family history he was in Company K. 8th Virginia, CSA. He also had
three other brothers in Company K.,
Nathan Hasten, Samuel and William Frasher.
These three can be found on CSA rosters, but I cannot find any record of Harvey
being in the CSA. Can anyone help me?? Thanks!!
Dennis Fasher frasher@ezwv.net

STITH, WELLMAN. Looking for the parents of Valentine Howard Stith who died
in Wayne County August 30, 1911 from Tuberculosis. He married
Bird Wellman in
Cabell County in 1900. They had one son,
William Riley Stith, who was my
father-in-law. Also need burial place.
Rita Stith rstith@odyssey.net

DAVIS. New menmber looking for help with her Davis family of Wayne County. Her
great-great-grandmother was
Mary Jane Davis. Would love to find some pictures
of her family. New researcher, needs help!!
Betty Hargesheimer mrsh@webcombo.net

PINSON, PAULEY. Seeking information on my great-great grandparents Stephen
and Nancy Pauley who married Nov. 12, 1884. My great grandfather was
Ernest Pinson. Thanks, Kevin Pinson sharky1998@yahoo.com

Ellen Mers and Clyde Marshall Gibson in Wyane County, late 1933. Information
Willie Marie Davis who married Phillip Cook of Wyoming County. Willie Marie
born at Hubbardstown, a daughter of
William Davis and Myrtle Strother. Any
information on her parents?
Marsha Woods, Huntington, WV. (304)522-4676

STEWART. Need obituary for Charles William Stewart who lived in Ceredo, WV.
Charles died around December, 1996 of January, 1997. Need information to secure
Death certificate.
Charles W. Stewart, II charstew@wvadventures.net

COPLEY, ARRINGTON. Looking for information concerning my grandfather, John
Russell Copley
, probably born late 1800's in Wayne County. It is suggested his
father might have been
William D. Copley. John married Minnie Lambert Arrington
in Williamson, WV. He had a brother or half brother named
Dug. Patricia Copley
Harold, 149 Falling Rock Drive, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

WOOTEN. William Thomas Wooten lived in Wayne County until his death about
1945 and was married to
Bertha Adkins. Had a daughter, Mary Wooten born in
Wayne County about 1905. Mary is my mother.
Tommys’ father was Allen Wooten
who came to the area from Virginia after the Civil War. Any help with this family
would be appreciated.
Carl Soltesz soltesz@infinet.com

WATTS, ROSS. Need information regarding Nancy Ross (7/24/1828-8/7/1881)
buried in Porter Cemetery near East Lynn. She was second wife of
John Hansford
(1/1/1820-). They married about 1855. Need marriage date and also John
death date. Bill Turley trab6064@email.msn.com

MORGAN, THOMPSON. My great grandparents were Samuel Kenton Morgan,
born 4/5/1885 in Cooper Co., MO., and
Lula Belle Thompson, born 2/24/1865 in
Wayne County, WV. Any information on Lula’s parents or siblings greatly
Debbie Christian 321 Highway 201 North, Mountain Home, AR 72653

CRUM, JUDE. Looking for information on Christopher Columbus Crum (1/1859-1/12/1905) who married Rebecca Jude (5/28/1872 Logan Co.- 11/6/1961
Pike Co., KY. Need information of his death and where buried. Reportedly was
shot while working on railroad near Crum, WV.
Jean Hoff Jeanhoff@msn.com

JOHNSON, LEMASTER, STONE, WILCOX. Looking for the burial place of
Angeline Lemaster (Wilcox) Johnson, (wife of Joel Johnson), born ca. 1839 in Floyd
Co., KY. She was the daughter of
John R. "Jackson" LeMaster and Tamer (Tama,
Tamarah ? ____)
born ca 1815 in KY. Tamer was possibly the daughter of Solomon
Stone & Tamer ____.
Angeline was married first to Andrew Jackson Wilcox on Feb.
9, 1859 in Floyd Co., KY. Also looking for information on
Solomon Stone, who went
west during the gold rush and did not return.
Ralph W. Wilcox, 299 Shasta Drive,
# 120, Vacaville, CA 96687-4976.

MAYNARD, LIKENS, MILLS. Need information on Elswick Maynard who married
Susan Likens. Of their eight children, Floyd is my grandfather. Floyd married Martha
Ellen Mills
in 1914. Anything appreciated. Linda Dupatz, 1513 Straube Ln., Brighton,
IL 62912

BALL. Does anyone have any information concerning Huey Ball, his son Cecil
or Cecil’s daughter Martha "Mitt" Ball. Martha was my granmother. Any
help appreciated.
Michael McKee pooh@udata.com

WILLIS. Need information concerning Violet Willis who was born ca 1913. She
later went to Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH, and had an illegitimate son named
Donald Willis. Anything will be extremely helpful & appreciated. Donna Willis

SMITH, MORRISON. Looking for any information on one Elias Smith, b. ca
1840 in KY. He married
Rachel Morrison on 9/16/1869 in WC. This is the Same
Rachel who married Hezekiah Adkins and William Lewis Childers. So far, nothing
has turned up on
Elias. When did he die & where is he buried. He and Rachel may
have divorced.
Debbie Rogalski drogalski@worldnet.att.net

ADKINS, MOORE, DeFOE. Selitha Jane Adkins (1864 OH-1926), d/o Thomas G.
Adkins & Mary Ellen DeFoe,
married ca 1881 Abram S. Moore (1857-1920). They
had 13 children:
Florence, Thomas, James, Charles, Effie, William, Maggie, Myrtie,
Edgar, Homer, Nellie, Howard
and one name unknown. All children were born on
Ohio. Where & when did
Jane & Abram die. They lived in Ironton, OH, but there
is no record of their marriage. Is
Selitha correct for Jane’s first name? R. Richard
Crockett, 2214 NE 51st Ave., Portland, OR. 97213-2508

JOHNSON, WILLIS. I am trying to obtain information on William & Matilda (Willis)
who married abt. 1847 in Lawrence Co., KY and then migrated to Wayne
County. Their children were
Wiley, Rebecca, Tabitha, Thomas Jefferson and William
Harrison Johnson.
When and where did William die? What happened to Wiley and
Rebecca? In the WC marriage records, Benjamin F. gives William & Matilda as his
parents, but the record says he was born in Alexandria, VA. Who was the minister,
, who married them? Oma Griffith griffith@startext.net

STALEY, GARDENER, PEYTON. Is the Stephen Staley (b. 5/28/1824) who married
Anna H. Gardner the son of Stephen Staley, Jr. and Mary Peyton. When and where
were they married?
Wanda L. Thacker mommybare@aol.com

STITH, HINDS. Need information regarding my g.g. grandfather, Flemmon Stith,
who married 10/6/1880 WC to
Elizabeth S. Hinds. Was his father Elias Stith? Who
were the parents of
Elizabeth? Amy Gray, 4539 W. 8th. St., Cincinnati, OH. 45238

PRUITT, CHRISTIAN. Looking for any help regarding the parents of Lurana/
Lurania Pruitt
(8/27/1830-8/6/1900). Also need to know who were the parents of
her husband,
Daniel Christian (1831-1904). Anything appreciated. Joanne Samuels

MURPHY, LOWE, JONES. Looking for information on prents of both Alexander
and his wife, Margaret Lowe. Their daughter, Lucinda, married John
These are my G.G. Grandparents. Doug Jones, 1005 Brown Hill Road,
Ferrum, VA. 24088

HOBACK, ORR, DROWN, PYLES. I am descended from John F. & Mary Ann
(Orr) Hoback,
throught their son Franklin Winston & Adeline (Fuller Drown)
, through their son John Franklin Winston, Jr. & Helen (Pyles) Hoback,
through their son
Charles C. & Josephine (Gilliland) Hoback, throught their son
and my father,
Charles Michael and Linda (Gallaher) Hoback. Where on Camp
Creek is
John F. and Mary Ann buried? Any other information appreciated. Beth

PLUM, MAYNARD. I am searching for information concerning my great-grandmother, Samantha "Josie" Plum who married Burl Maynard. There is little information known of her or her family, as they arrived here from Ireland. Any insight into her background would be greatly appreciated. Tammy Thompson Vernick. ripvanwinkle@erols.com

MARCUM. Can anyone furnish me with the marriage date of William Anderson
Marcum and Tennessee Finley? It would have been around 1895. William was from
Jennies Creek or Missouri Branch area.
Pansy Pastrick, 504 20th Ave., North Myrtle
Beach, SC 29582.

BOARD. I am searching for the ancestors of Stephen Board, born ca 1826 and died
September 9, 1895 in Wayne County. What was the maiden name, and who were the
parents of his first wife,
Elizabeth M. who was born ca 1836? They are in the 1860
census of WC, also having another son named
Henry P. who was born ca 1857. Can
anyone tell me where any of this family is buried?
Ralph C. Wilcox, 299 Shasta
Drive, # 20, Vacaville, VA. 95687-4967

OSBURN, WHEELER, DEAN. Amos Dean married Abagail Wheeler in Washington
County, VA in 1804. Their daughter
Ammilia Dean married Thomas W. Osburn in
Lawrence County, KY in 1830. they were married by
Stephen Wheeler, who also
married many others of this
Wheeler family. Benjamin Dean moved to Wayne County,
early in the 1800's. Were the family of
Abagail Wheeler related to Stephen Wheeler?
Amos Dean and Benjamin Dean related in any manner. Pharo Osborn, 95
Falmouth Ct., Granville, OH 42023

BRADSHAW, LYCANS. James A. Bradshaw, son of James and Anna (Wooten)
married in Wayne County on May 18, 1876 to
Vianna Lycans. Only Vianna’s
mother is listed, her name given as
Susanna Lycans. Who was Vianna’s father?
Where were they from? Did
James A. Bradshaw have another marriage to a
Maynard woman? Jane (Napier) Neely, 5548 Rock Castle Dr., La Canada, CA.

DROWN, BOSWORTH. Need information on the family of Solomon Drown, the
son of
Leonard Drown and Ester Bosworth, from Bristol, RI. Any family information
Doris Jude, Rt. 1, Box 535, Fort Gay, WV. 25514

James R. Napier 5/2/1999

Need information concerning my paternal grandfather, George Washington Napier,
who was killed in an auto accident in 1930 when my father was an infant. George
was one of nine brothers and sisters, many of whom had historic names. Most of his
brothers apparently died young. George's wife was named Belle. Any help appreciated.

Pink1Pansy@aol.com 4/26/1999

Looking for any information concerning William Anderson Marcum, supposedly
buried in one of the Marcum cemeteries in Wayne County. Thanks.

Wiliam R. Dorton, Jr. 4/18/1999

Can someone please help me with information on my granfather. He was James S.
, born 3/20/1894 in Wayne County. He was the son of James H. Dorton and
Mary M. (Barnett) Dorton. Many thanks.

Earl Baisden 4/9/1999

I am originally from Mingo County, WV, now living in Virginia. I am related to the
John Smith Baisden who was age 87 in the 1850 WC census. He was living with his
Francis Baisden Copley and her husband Thomas Copley. He is listed as
Thomas Copley, Jr., (age 49) while Thomas Copley, Sr. (age 84) is listed in another
household. to which Thomas was she married

Samuel Dean Jackson 3/28/1999

I was born 1/26/1941 in the "Goff" building in Kenova, WV. I am the only child of
Samuel Meadows Jackson (b. 2/15/1915 in Grayson, KY) and Dove Hazel Dean
(b. 11/1913 at Fort Gay, WV). Grandparents were
James C. & Ottie (Meadows)
and Charles and Effie (Grimm) Dean. Any help with these families greatly

"Dutch" 3/19/1999

Need to find a half sister who was born around 1936-38. Her father was Arvil
, but her mother's name unknown. They were not married at the time.
She lived with her mother in East Lynn or the Kenova area. Appreciate any help
you can give me.

Wsmalley 3/11/1999

Looking for information concerning my great-grandparents, Freeman and Mary
(Hays) Ramsey
, who left Dickenson County, VA for Beech Fork in early 1900's.
According to a deed made to his children in 1918, Freeman was deceased by that
time. Their children included
Nervesta Ellen, Laurie, Nora, Virgie, perhaps others.
Also looking for data on my grandfather
William Lazarus Jones, commonly known
as Lace. He died in Wayne County ca 1923 and is buried at Fort Gay. His parents
John and Melinda (Maynard) Jones. Where did John Jones come from. Help

Ken Scaggs 3/10/1999

My grandfather was Charlie Scaggs (b. 11/3/1900) and my father was Newman Scaggs
(b. 11/3/1923) , both born in Wayne County. My mother was
Wilda Mae Dyer
(b. 6/4/1933) also in Wayne County. Her father was
Jasper Dyer, who owned a grocery
store at Lavalette, WV. Am getting back into researching my families there, will share

Teresa Huff 3/10/1999

Need information on my grandfather, Captain Clyde Stewart Ferguson, born
9/9/1895, a son of
Charles Harper and Mary Elizabeth (McKendree) Ferguson.
Mary was born 7/12/1868, the d/o
Samuel Paul and Louise (Johnson) McKendree,
and she died in 1955.
Charles Harper Ferguson was killed on the railroad and is buried
in Springhill Cemetery. Mary remarried to
Frank S. Sedgewick. Clyde's brothers were
Paul Eugene, Otis, Robert, and Clarence Ferguson. Need help with this family.

John Blair 3/8/1999

Need to verify information concerning my Blair family which came to Wayne County
from Russell County, VA.
Benjamin Blair and his wife Amelia (Wallis) Blair lived in
Russell County, but had left by 1860. Their children were
James (1834), Sarilda (1836),
Lucinda (1838), Jahiel T. (1840), Francis Marion (1844), and Sarah F. (1846). I find
two Blair marriages in the Wayne County marriage records.
Permelia Blair, widow of
Russell Co., VA. and d/o
William & S. Wallace married on 11/5/1856 to Hobart White
of Pulaski Co., VA. In the other ,
James C. Blair married on 4/13/1855 to Elen
. ( There is a later marriage on 9/11/1890 between James C. Blair & Nancy
Ann Sowards
). Two of James C.'s daughters married in Wayne County, Ida to
Alexander Vance
and Nancy J. to William B. Elkins. Any additional information

Alpha J. Pyles 3/7/1999

Am interested in learning more about my Pyles family of Wayne County. My Great
grandfather was
Isaac Pyles, my grandfather was John Pyles, and my father was
James Ralph Pyles. Any information appreciated. We lived on Newcomb Creek.

Norm & JoAnn Daniels 3/7/1999

Looking for any information regarding Joshua Evans (8/7/1851-10/8/1926) who
Nancy ______. Their son John Smith Evans (5/2/1899-6/24/1968) married
Sadie Romans
, d/o Isom and Fannie (Copley) Romans.

Arbutus (Pyles) Pratt 3/6/1999

My name is Arbutus (Pyles) Pratt, now living in Tucson, AZ. I was born in Wayne
County and enjoy any news from there which I can receive. Am interested in any
information on the
Pyles and Bench families. Many thanks.

Cynthia Bates 2/21/1999

My grandmother and her parents lived in Wayne County from 1890-1904. They
came from Wise County, VA. My grandmother was
Bertha Hay, d/o Marcus &
Susan (Craft) Hay
. She attended Ten Mile School, where her uncle, Tilden Hay,
was her teacher. I also had a great aunt named
Winnie Hay who married Albert
. Can anyone share information on this family?

Tomblin 2/5/1999

I am looking for any records of the Thomas Lee Jordan family. He was listed as
being 35 in the 1850 Wayne County census.

"Amy" 2/2/1999

Searching for my Marcum ancestors. My father was born in Wayne County, KY.
My grandfather's name was
William Marcum and his wife was named Chloe.

Jim Wuthrich 1/26/1999

Searching for the full name of B. J. Napier, second husband of Martha Spence Ward
. Martha was born 2/1/1876 and m1. 1/20/1892 to Robert Ward. When & where
did she marry
B. J. Napier. Martha killed in 1948 in auto accident in Florida. Obit
says widow of
B. J. Napier. Buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery as Martha Ward.

Leigh Ann Napier 1/24/1999

I am looking for the parents of Absolum T. Clark, who died 4/27/1885 in Wayne
County. Me married Malinda Mills, d/o John & Kate Mills, they had at least 8 children.

Glenna Pack Hall 1/24/1999

John W. Pack, s/o George W. Pack, Jr. was my great-grandfather. He was born in 1837
in Kentucky, married 8/29/1860 in Lawrence Co., KY to
Nancy Sammons, d/o John &
Elizabeth (Cox) Sammons
. Where did John W. Pack die?

Robert A. Scaggs 1/15/1999

Seeking information on Isaac and Harriet Scaggs who were members of the Grenbrier
Baptist Church on Trace Creek, ca 1847/48. The church was known as the New
Salem Baptist at that time. What was their relationship, husband & wife? Any
information of family members appreciated.

James Ricketts 1/12/1999

Searching for Ricketts of Wayne County. I have a large data base on subject and willing
to share.

Thomas Earl Napier 1/10/1999

Looking for information concerning my grandfather, John B. Napier, born 1/20/1880. He
Nancy B. ______ abt. 1902. their children were Virginia (1903), Garnette (1907),
Earl, my father (1909). How did John die? What was Nancy's maiden name? Help