2000 Queries


HUFF, PENNINGTON, WELLS. I am in search of information concerning a James
Huff, Jr.
who would have moved to Wayne County ca 1850 with his first wife, Anna
He later married Mahala Wells after the death of Anna. James was a
veteran of the war of 1812 and died in February of 1879. Need family information and
place of burial. Barry Huff bhuff@enkieamerica.com

MEREDITH, BELLOMY. Need information on James Edward Meredith (s/o David
and May A. Meredith
) who was born ca 1855 and died in December, 1924 in Huntington,
WV. He was married to Cecelia Bellomy (d/o C. C. & Nancy Bellomy) who was born
June 5, 1864 and deid May 26, 1898. They are my great-grandparents & I know nothing
else of them. Anything additional greatly appreciated. Cassandra Griffith

COPLEY. Looking for information on my father, Isom Ray Copley, son of Chester
He was married to Kathleen McCall. Thanks for any help. Kellie Copley

FARRIS. Need help with my Farris family. My father, Robert Farris (1893-1950) was
living in Wayne County in 1917. It is possible he was born there. He was a WWI veteran.
His father, James Oliver Farris was a law officer in Wayne or Cabell County in the
1940-1950's time period. Another family ember, Harry Farris, was also in law
enforcement in the 1950-1960's. Does anyone have any info? Letha Farris Butcher

SHOEMAKER, BALLOU, SEA. Researching these families, who were in the area now
West Virginia in the late 1700's. Any information of family or burials welcome. Did any
of these people die in the Muddy Creek Massacre of 1763? Thanks! Dan Weinman

CLARK, SPAULDING, PARSLEY. Looking for any information about my great-grandfather, John Green Clark. He enlisted in the Army in 1918 from Wayne County. Also need help with Kizzie Spaulding and John Wesley Parsley. Any information will be helpful. Hubert Clark. scc02721@mail.wvnet.edu

WHEELER, PRICE. Need information on my grandmother, Charlotte Wheeler Price
(4/11/1903-4-18-1978). Her parents were from Fort Gay, and she attended High School
there, graduating around 1920. Her mother died shortly after her birth and her father
then moved to Louisa, KY. Can anyone supply information on the Wheeler family? Are
there yearbooks from Fort Gay High School available? Lisa allegra028@aol.com

RAMEY. Need help looking for information on James W. Ramey, born September
23, 1861. Marcia Forter maff@flashnet.net

WILSON, MOUNTS. Yet another researcher looking for information on this elusive
couple. Hazel E. Murray. hazelm7@juno.com

ADAMS, MARCUM. Need information on Rachel Marcum, born May 13, 1870 in
Wayne County, who married an R. Adams. Rachel had a son named Bill Adams, born
March 12, 1896. Both Rachel and Bill died in McDowell County and are buried in
Iager Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV. Chuck sturgeon@netease.net

O'CONNOR, O'KEANE. Michael O'Connor and his wife Elizabeth (O'Keane) were both
born in Ireland and were married there. They came to America in 1884 and lived for
some time in Beaver County, PA. A son Roger Patrick O'Connor was born there August
8, 1885. The family was in Ashland, KY in 1901 when a son was born there. They later
lived in Huntington, WV, where Roger died January 9, 1910 and was buried alongside his
parents in St. Josephs RC Cemetery in Guyandotte. Is it possible to find an obituary for
Roger O'Connor in 1901? Sharon Crowley, 63 N. Cedar Dr., Von Ormy, TX 78073

ADKINS. My father, Collis Adkins, died in November 1990 in Mason County, W.
He was the son of Emis and Daisy (Mills) Adkins of Wayne County. I need to know
the location of the cemetery where he was buried. Elizabeth Adkins Carman

PACK. Wanting information on George Pack, father of Margaret Pack. Margaret
married Herrell (Gerald) O'Bryan. Their daughter Margaret Emelia was born on
Little Blaine Creek in Lawrence County, KY on March 22, 1852 and died April 19,
1922 at Dawson in Richardson County, NE. Margaret married James Elliott Spauling.
(3/16/1852-4/25/1922). This is my line, can anyone help? Charlene Spaulding, 295
Chase Ave, El Cajon, CA, 92020. (619) 593-1839

SHORT. Looking for one Frank Short, my great-grandfather. He married Violet Haner
and they had children, James G., Bert, Meta, Cloney, Wilson, Robert H., Lily and John.
I am told he was born and died in the area of Mason, Cabell, Putnam or Wayne Counties.
Anything appreciated. Eric Short. eshort@in-touch.net

MARCUM, SALMONS. Still in need of information about my great-grandparents, Alex
Marcum and Minerva Salmons,
both buried in Bull Creek Cemetery. I have a new email
address. Micki Van Dyck 4faith@mediatone.net

STACY, MAYNARD. In the 1920 census, my great-grandfather Isaac Stacy is listed in
the home of his son Columbus "Lum" Stacy. I need information on Isaac's wife, Sarah
who was born in January, 1856. Sarah was living in the 1910 census, but Isaac
is a widow by 1920. Who were Sarah's parents, when did she die? Isaac was killed by a
car in 1940 at age 88. Connie Stacey Bailey. balihi@cloh.net

FERGUSON. I am searching for the parents of James "Jim" Ferguson who was born ca
1814 and married
Martha "Patsy" Jefferson. They lived on Seven Mile Creek in Cabell
County and had ten children. Also looking for descendents of
Joseph, William and Jesse,
Sr. Ferguson
who lived in same area. Max & Jean Ferguson max@interspan.com

JOHNSON. George Ward Johnson was born April 28, 1890 in Wayne County. He was
a son of
Calvin & Caroline Johnson. He lived for a time around Ashland, then married on
April 20, 1910 in Buffalo, NY to
Louise Rose Visonneau. They went to San Francisco, CA
in 1916 and lived there the remaineder of his life. I need help with any family informaion
available.Paul Johnson, 643 Webster Street, Apt. 5, San Francisco, CA 94117-2682

MILLS. My grandmother was Leona Ruth Mills and her father was McLeander Mills
from Wayne County. His parents were
Whitley & Helena (Adkins) Mills. I am told he
was a Deputy Sheriff in Wayne County in the early 1900's. Does anyone have information
on his marriage and death? Also need marriage data for my grandmother
Leona’s marriage
Russell Lee Faulkner. Susan St. Clair, Roanoke, VA Suz403@cs.com

CLARK, JACKSON, DINGESS, BERRY. Need help with these families. My g.g. grandparents were A. T. Clark and Malinda Mills. My grandparents were Absolem T.
Clark, III and Martha Jackson
. My father-in-law was Samual Dingess and his wife was
Opal Berry. Samual’s parents were Jake Dingess and Hester Dalton. Can anyone help??
Elizabeth Dingess dingess18@marshall.edu

KELLOGG. Recently visited Huntington area visiting my wife’s relatives. She took me to the
Kellogg Grade School, and I am most interested to find who it was named for and what his
contribution was to the community. Any information concedrning his family also appreciated.
G.T. Kellogg, Jr. Stafford, TX. XKELLOGGX@aol.com

CALDWELL, NELSON. Isaac Caldwell married Nancy Ellen Nelson. Isaac was the
son of
John and Sarah (Spence) Caldwell, and had siblings John, Bill, Charlie and
. Isaac and Nancy’s children were Claude, Arthur, Thurman, Cletis, Clara
Pack, Cynthia Spence, Hester Spence, Wavie Vance, Sarah Shelton
and my father,
Joseph Caldwel
l. Any help with this family appreciated. Walksinwind2@aol.com

PRICHARD, WILLIAMS, FRILEY. Seeking information on one Sadie Prichard, born
ca 1890. She married
Bill Williams and had children: Bill, Jr., Benjamin, Theodore,
Mamie Elizabeth, Sarah, Lucinda and Henry
. After Bil’s death, she married William
and moved to Catlettsburg, KY. Susan sks@twave.net

SULLIVAN, BRADSHAW. Looking for burial place of my great-grandparents, Frank
Daniel and Tennessee (Bradshaw) Sulliva
Frank died 1/24/1924 and Tennie died
after 1898.
Teresa Lemmons lemonsfamily@eurekanet.com

ROSS, STRONG. Looking for Francis Marion Ross, born ca 1843, whose wife was
Louisa J. Strong, born ca 1845. They had children, Francis M. Ross, born ca 1866,
Jesse Ross,
born ca 1867 and Minerva Ross, obrn 5/22/1869. Minerva married Alfred
from Ohio. Jesse Ross had a son named John F. Ross, who lived in Huntington
area in 1938. Any help will be appreciated.
B.J. geneross@bright.net.

New member,
Leslie Hissem, is researching mother’s paternal line. Descended from Lazarus
Damron/Jane Jarrell
line. Great grandparents were John Jarrell, Jr. and Nancy Lambert;
g. g. grandparents were
Rev. John Jarrell, Sr. and Elizabeth Bromey. Can anyone help me
in filling in this family. Certainly wiling to share all data.
Leslie Hissem, 323 Gralan Rd.,
Catonsville, MD. 21228

MARCUM. I am looking for information on Moses Marcum, son of Aaron Marcum,
Moses’ son Hollie Marcum and the family line of his wife Lola Chapman. All were from
Wayne County.
James Marcum. j.j.marcum@worldnet.att.net

COPLEY, DAMRON. Still serching for info on my great grandmother Rachel Smith Damron,
b. 9/4/1846 and who married
Stanley Copley in 1865. Where does the Smith name come from.
Does anyone know of her death date or where she is buried?
Jim Rapp jimdrapp@aol.com

ADKINS. Need help with death information and burial place of my grandparents. Henry Buffington Adkins died in the 1940's and Viola (Adkins) Adkins probably in the late
1920's. They were thought to be buried in Mt. Union Cemetery, but on a recent visit I could
not find them there. They were separated and Henry was know to have other wives, one of
them a
Mrs. Brown. Deloris Schwarz, Marysville, KS dschwarz@mvleadvocate.com

DAMRON, FERGUSON. Need to find parents of Hessie Damron who married Wayne
Curtis Ferguson
on 11/3/1916 and was his first wife. He later m2. Ethel Browning and m3.
Mary Damron. Some of the descendants think her parents may have been "Big" John and
Susie Damron.
Also, my husband is Dallas Thacker and descends from Mary Damron,
Helena Damron, Richard & Oma Watts (Marcum) Damron and Samuel and Eveline
Marcum Damron.
Any help appreciated and will share info. Katherine Cox Thacker

MESSER, VANCE. Have hit a brick wall with James Messer who married Margaret
about 1890. They had children; Vada, Jesse, Jack?, Robert, Cordie, Catherine
and Harden.
Please help. Brenda Andrews eekorehc@email.msn.com

INSCO, DEAN. Looking for info on my grandparents, Henry Insco and Clara Dean Insco.
They had 14 children, of which seven were from a previous marriage. Clara is believed to be
part Cherokee Indian.
Renee Moore, 1404 Rosemary Dr., Melbourne, FL 32935

BAILEY. Need any information available on my great grnadmother, Etta Carter Bailey,
who lived in Wayne County until her death on 12/17/1987. Need to know who her children
Curtis Rice, P.O. Box 1411, Ashland, KY 41105 curtis@curtisrice.com

SAMMONS, CRUM, COPLEY. Need information on Randolph Sammons, of which
there were two. They were sons of half-brothers. One was s/o
William Carter & Frances
Jane (Hammonds) Sammons
and married Elizabeth Crum. The other was s/o Joel and
Nancy Ann (Copley) Sammons
. Both had other wives, and would like to know their names,
as well as any children the two
Randolph’s fathered. The second Randolph was m2. to
Nettie Marcum. He had children, Polly, Annie, Monroe and Joseph by his first wife and
Lawrence, Luther and Roselleby his second wife. ( Or, these could have been by her first
marriage) This line very difficult to sort out, need help!!
Patty Gore thepjgore@cs.com

PRINCE, TABOR, BELCHER. Seeking information on my great grandfather, Isaac
Patton Prince
, born 5/27/1854. He was the son of Wm. G. Prince & Martha L Tabor,
and the grandson of Benjamin and Nancy (Belcher) Prince. Had brother named Hiram
and a sister named Nancy who married Isaac P. Tabor. Family migrated in 1850's
from Tazewell Co., VA. Dick Prince, 3040 Alps Rd., Corona, CA. 92881

WRIGHT. Interested in the genealogy of the Robert Wright family, who moved to
Wayne County from Mass. Of their six children, my father Jessie Wright was the
oldest. Gilbert Wright gilbert68@email.msn.com

COPLEY, PARSLEY. Need information on my gggrandmother, Rebecca Copley
whom I believe married Alex Parsley. They may have had one daughter named
Mary Alice Parsley. Alice Koch aljk@choicenet1.com

BLEVINS, BRUNTY. Looking for help with my ancestors. My mother was Audrey
who was born at Branchland in 1914. My grandfather was George
Washington Blevins
who is buried in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Have been unable
to find any information on his parents. Would anyone have any pictures of this
family? Garry Blevins, 4374 N. FM 1486, Montgomery, TX. alton@mcia.com

ADKINS. Can anyone help me find burial place of my grandparents, Henry B.
(1858-1940) and Viola Adkins (1863-1930). They were divorced and I believe Henry
may have remarried. Was informed they were burried in Mt. Union Cemetery, but
unable to find them. Deloris Schwarz. dschwarz@mvleadvocate.com

PORTER, ENDICOTT, MEADE. Need help with America Meade Porter, who
married in 1889 to William Endicott. They had a son, Benjamin Harrison Endicott,
born in WC in 1890. America was the daughter of Benjamin Porter and Louisa
. Lea Wright. lwright603@earthlink.net

HAMMES/HOMAS. John C. Hammes was born 2/28/1872, the son of Peter and
Nancy Hammes/Homas. Peter was married second to Laura Crockett of Tazewell
County. , and they had two children, Roy C. and Edith Hammes. Family history says
Peter came from Germany and may have been a tailor in Cincinnati at some time.
John C
. is said to have begun working at age 11 as a printer's apprentice for the
Wayne County News. He later moved to Marion, OH and worked as a printer
there until retirement. Does anyone have any information about Peter or his
ancestors?? Karen Anderson. karenhander@acninc.net

JACKSON, MARCUM, LOWE, DAMRON. Information needed for David Jesse
who married Betty Marcum, and lived on Jennies Creek. David's parents
were Hiram Jackson who married Chloe Lowe (Herb Dawson says she was a
). Can anyone help? Juanita Gatchel, 549 Superior St., Wabash, IN. 46992.

ROBERSON, KEESEE. Looking for information, especially death date, for Joseph
Roberson. Joseph
was born abt. 1784 in NC and married Phoebe Keesee in Floyd
Co., KY in 1808. Children were Nathaniel, Richard, Jessee, John, Joel, William and
Alderson. Joseph
reportedly lived in present Wayne County from 1810-1860. When
did he die & where is he buried? Jane Cox. cox@cwv.net

FARRA. New member, Tim Farra, is researching his family name. Grandfather was
Joseph Fred Farra, great grandparents were Samuel Farra and Mary Maynard.
Great-great grandparents were James A. & Sally Farra, originally from Logan
County. Needs help, willing to share data. Tim Farra. jfkbuff@yahoo.com

HUFF, KOGER, PENNINGTON, WELLS. Need information on one James Huff,
born about 1793 in Virginia, the son of Dr. James Huff and Obedience Koger. James
was a veteran of the war of 1812. He was first married to Anna Pennington (WC?) on
8-10-1816 in Lee Co., VA. James later married Mahala Wells of WC in 1869.
Interested in any information of this family, especially where James Huff might be
buried. Barry Huff. 33253333@email.msn.com

RATCLIFF, RIDEOUT. My grandparents, Charles Erwin and Ermalee (Rideout)
are from Wayne County, currently living in MI. Her parents were Otto
and Wynema (Brown) Rideout. Wynema died in 1957, Otto some time later.
Otto was son of James Osrow and Julian (Brownlee) Rideout. Looking for information
of burial sites and earlier ancestors. Can anyone help? Lee. ltleebee@aol.com

FLOYD. Morris and Sarah Floyd are listed in the 1850 Wayne County Census.
, also listed, is my ancestor and removed from WC about 1851-53 to MO.
Does anyone have any information regarding burial place of Morris & Sarah?
Frank D. Floyd.

MARCUM, CHAFFIN, SPAULDING. Need documentation for marriage of my gr.
grandfather Ulysses Grant Marcum (1/20/1870-11/20/1939) to Mary Katherine
Also would like information about his first marriage to France Spaulding.
Cindy Johnson.

BROWNING, ELLIS, BELLOMY. Researching my mother's family & need help or
suggestions. My g. g. grandfather was Nathaniel Browning, a full blooded Indian. He
was adopted by the Ellis family, and took the surname Ellis. His wife was named
Rosetta and they lived at Hubbardstown. Had a daughter named Rosetta who
married Ben Bellomy. Their son Emory (my grandfather) was born 9/5/1905 and still
lives at Prichard, WV. Can anyone help me with filling in this family? Debe Busch
. RaveNites@aol.com

STALEY. Need information on my Staley family from Wayne County. About all I
know of them is that my grandmother, Eugenia M. Staley, was born 6/161897 and was
the daughter of Frank Staley. Any help appreciated. Charles Howard. choward@kdsi.net

BURTON. Need information regarding Judith Burton who married a Hoback. She
was the doaughter of
Samuel & Sarah Hasseltine Reynolds Burton and was born at
Hurricane, WV. Siblings include
Evermont Reynolds Burton, Owen E. Burton and
Hassie Burton Greiner
. Most of family moved to Lockbourne, OH. Sherry & Dan

STAFFORD. Looking for further information on John Ferrell Stafford, supposedly the Post Master at Ceredo, WV sometime in late 1800's. He was born 8/25/1844 and died 1926/28 in Lawrence/Boyd Co., Ky. He married on 3/19/1868 in Pike Co., KY to Perlina McCoy. Thanks for any help. Tara Maggard, 9 Jack & Jill Dr., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17979 maggard@pottsville.infi.net

PORTER. New member looking for any information for her grandfather, James Workman Porter who was born in Wayne County on 2/12/1895, and who married Lutie Perry. May have operated a saw mill with a brother named Henry Stewart Porter. Thanks! Pamela Porter-Newville pjtootsnewville@aol.com

BALL, JACKSON, FERGUSON, WORKMAN. My mother was Maude Jane Ball, a daughter of Hubert Ball and Amanda Jackson. Maude had a sister named Cynthia who married a Workman and a brother named Cecil who was killed in a mining accident. Hubert Ball was a son of Rebecca Ball and Henderson Huff. Appreciate any information. Barbara A. Hughes, P.O. Box 176, West Union, OH 45693 db7301@dragonbbs.com

WATTS, NAPIER. Watts researchers know that Ella Watts married a Napier (who), Perlina Watts married a Napier (Patrick Hughes ), America Watts married a Napier (who) and Vianna Watts married a Napier (Walter). Vianna’s father was Daniel Jackson Watts. Most of the quoted material seems to have come from the Lambert Papers at Marshall University Library, and lack proof. Is there more solid information available? Who WAS the William Watts who came to Kanawha County late 1700 or early 1800. Where was he from, what was the name of his wife? Fred Watts watts4550@aol.com

PARSONS, SHELTON. I need help with research of my g. g. grandfather, Edward Parsons, who was in the Falls Mills area of Cabell County around 1850. About 1876 he married Letha Shelton of the Salt Rock Area. Will appreciate any help. Scott Hayes scott.hayes@jci.com

PINSON. Trying to find information on military service of Aaron Pinson during Civil War. Aaron was born 1827, the son of John and Mary (Honaker) Pinson. It is supposed that Aaron and his four brothers were all Confederate soldiers. Thanks. Amy Pinson apinson@globalco.net

HERALD, ROBINSON . I am seraching for information of my g. g. grandparents, John and Sarah (Robinson) Herald. They both died in 1891 or 1893 and left eight children. Believe John’s parents to be James Riley and Bethany (Marcum) Herald. Does anyone know where they are buried. Paula Holstein basketmoos@moe.intelos.net

CADY, PAYNE. Margaret Ann Cady came from upstate New York and married Joseph Payne in Lawrence Co., OH in 1838. She was located in the Wayne County census in 1850. About 1865, her daughter Laura married a first cousin, Daniel Walterman Cady in Michigan. At her death in 1908, Laura had three brothers living in Kenova, WV. I need help!! Ted Pack tedpack@thevision.net

REED, CRABTREE, WELLMAN, ARGO. Rev. Byron Calvin Reed (1/1/1878-8/8/1981) married Evaline Crabtree (4/7/1878-9/23/1923) and together they had two daughters, one of which was Anita. Byrons parents were William Laughter and Anna Belle (Argo) Reed. Evaline was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy Jane (Wellman) Crabtree. Does anyone have any information on any of these people? Barbara Sagraves, 1969 NW 162 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL. 33028 p.sagraves@worldnet.att.net

HAWS, CARTER. Trying to help my 90 year old grandmother with her family history. Need any nformation available on Frank and Margaret (Carter) Haws. I do know they lived in Ceredo, WV and later moved to Portsmouth, Ohio area about 1910. Julie Rock mamechanic@hotmail.com

ROBERTSON, SMITH, STEELE. Need to find burial location for Roland or Sarah Robertson/Robinson. Sarah was supposedly a Cherokee woman, kidnapped in a cornfield by Roland, who later married her. Also interested in Ralph, Raphael, John, George, Vicey, Margaret or Lavisa Steele. Also a Marion Smith. Some of these may have lived in Big Branch area. Reta Fleming retafleming@localaccess.com

PARSLEY, SAMMONS. Looking for any information on my grandmother, Mary Alice Parsley who was the daughter of Alex and Rebecca (Copley) Parsley. She married General Jackson Salmons. alkj@mailcity.com

BUSKIRK, CLAY. Can anyone help me with the parents of Susan Buskirk who was born ca 1829 in Virginia. In the 1850 Wayne County census record, she is married to James H. Clay. Also, who are the Thomas and Sarah Buskirk in the same census?? mholling@worldaccessnet.com

CLAY, NEWMAN, SPERRY . According to a Boyd County marriage certificate, Nancy Belle Clay, born 3/27/1867 in Lawrence Co., KY and died 1/28/1960 in Boyd Co., KY., married on June 30,1866 to Joseph Spurgeon Newman who was born 5/20/1862 in Wayne County, VA. and died 7/10/1933 in Boyd Co., KY. A newly discovered marriage certificate shows that Nannie B. Sperry, single, age 19 and born in Lawrence Co., KY, parents born in KY, married on June 30, 1886 to J. S. Newman, single, age 24, born Wayne Co., WV, parents born in VA. Married at home of Jacob W. Sperry of Sandy Bear Creek, witnessed by H. Clay and Rachel Sperry and married by Rev. Jasper Stratton. We previoulsy though Nancy/Nannie to be the daughter of Jane M. Clay. Is Nancy/Nannie same person? Who is Nannie B. Sperry’s parents?? Richard & Sharon Herrick, 2841 Shadow Wood Drive, Holt, MI 48842-9788 rlherrick@prodigy.net

STEWART, ROBERTS. Does anyone have knowledge of Ulysses S. Stewart and Alwilda Roberts who married around 1893. They had three children; Blanche ca 1894, Madge ca 1897 and Dewey ca 1899. Thanks , Emma Lee DeWitt tdewitt@juno.com

DAVIS. Looking for information on my grandfather, Paul Hannibal Davis, Sr. who was born ca 1925 in the Wayne County area. He served in the U.S. Navy. Thanks. myers01@alltell.net

McCORMICK. Need to find maiden name of Phoebe McCormick, wife of Levi McCorick. Levi was born 11/26/1792 in Frederick Co., VA and married Phoebe on 2/2/1814. Phoebe was born ca 1793 and died on 7/28/1875 in Wayne Co., WV. Her will states she was the wife of the late Levi McCormick and she left all her personal property to her son, Joseph E. McCormick. Phoebe and Levi lived on property acquired by his grandfather in the Savage Grant. Anne Christy ACChristy@aol.com

VALLAS . Need information on Gus and Velda (Howard) Vallas and their son Ernest Mead Vallas who was born at Radnor, WV on 12/16/1924. Deborah Brugman brugmand@webtv.net

BLEVENS, LAWSON, DAVIS, TAYLOR. Need available information on the following: Henry and Josephine (Adams) Blevins (died 10/4/1957); Jeff and Lillie (Moore) Lawson (5/6/1880-7/10/1974); Hezekiah and Rose Davis; William and Virgie (Roberts) Taylor. Any additional information appreciated. Cheryl (Robertson) Adkins, Rt. 1 Box 292-A, East Lynn, WV 25512 cat-245@webtv.net

CHAFFIN, FORTIN. Trying to find information on Luther Chaffin, who probably served in the army during WWII. He married my grandmother Idella (whose maiden name I do not know) who was later to become Idella Fortin, who died in 1992. All I know is that they lived in Wayne Co., WV. Eve Parks studyof truths@aol.com

BALL, CRABTREE, WILSON, JESSEE. I would like to have copies of pictures of my following ancestors, if the are available. William Tunnell Ball, Jr. and his wife Caroline Crabtree; Abraham Crabtree, Sr. and his wife Sarah Jessee; Jacob Crabtree; Sarah Wilson, wife of Robert Ball. I would be most happy to pay any costs of reproduction or mailing. James Kimble, 2257 London Way, Montrose, CO. 81401. (970) 249-6734

MARCUM, THOMPSON Looking for information on the Marcum family of Wayne County, especially James Harrison Marcum who married Sarah Thompson ca 1850. Thanks! lfmarcum@gateway.net

SHANNON. My father was Charlie Shannon, who died in 1993. He was the son of William and Clara Shannon and grew up at Prichard, WV. Any help appreciated. noakes1@earthlink.net