2001 Queries


MYERS, WARD. Seeking information on one Annie Ward, born 1884 and died in 1910 in Huntington, WV. she married Pearl Ernest Myers. Any information appreciated. Harry Myers. myers@brinet.com

THORNBURY, YORK, RATCLIFF. Need help with the following persons: William Ratcliff, James Harvey Thornbury and Joshua York. These families lived in the areas of Glen Hayes, Yorkville and Cassville. I would like to correspond with anyone with information concering the above persons. Theresa McDonald, 2879 Shady Oaks Drive, Titusville, FL 32796 mcdrive@hotmail.com

MOORE. Looking for anyone related to Thomas Moore or his sons Gilbert, James or Alvin. lostyank64@aol.com

WEBB, BERRY. Need additional information on my g.g. grandmother, Mollie Louise Webb. She was born 4/23/1866 and died 3/24/1950 in Wayne County. She married James Buchanan Berry in 1890, and they lived in the Fort Gay/Louisa area. Her obituary states that she was the daughter of Richard Webb and Elizabeth Davis. Happy to correspond with anyone concerning these families. Lorin Berry, III Lberry@ee.net

DALTON, ELLIOTT. Trying to find information about my father’s relatives in Wayne County. The last person of this family to be buried in Wayne County was Francis Dalton Elliott, who married Wayne Elliott. Her rparents were Henry Dalton and Elizabeth Likens. How can I find this information? Joanna Hughes Osageway@aol.com

CIVIL WAR INFO. I am a native of Wayne County, from the Beech Fork Area. My grandmother was recently relating a story to me concerning some caves on Beech Fork, which she referred to as the "Zuway Caves". I am spelling this phonetically, as I am not sure of the proper spelling. Apparently some Union soldiers were killed an their bodied placed in these caves during the Civil War. Can anyone share any information on this
Duane Adkins duane17@netacs.net

WELLMAN. Looking for information on one Edwin "Hermie" Wellman. He was born ca 1886 in either WV or KY, and died in Wayne County in 1969. Who were his parents and where did they come from? Greg Napier gnapier64@aol.com

SPRY, BRUMFIELD, MARCUM, TOMBLIN, WORKMAN. Searching for information on the following: Absolom Spry who married Rachel Brumfield, Will Marcum who married Mary Jane Tomblin, Moses Workman who married Rebecca _____, with children Lou, Bidge, Simon, Pearley, Tina, Wealthy, Minnie, Grace and Annie. Can anyone help and are there any photos available? David & Dinah McCloud ddmcsp@newwave.net

ROWE. Trying to find information about my g.g. grandfather, whose name I have told is Raush Rowe. He and his wife (name unknown to me) and three children may have died of cholera, and are buried in the area of Flat Branch. Any help greatly appreciated. Bubby Rowe bub4_60@yahoo.com

LEWIS. Does anyone know anythng about a lady named Faye Lewis who owned a restaurant in Kenova, WV ? Trying to locate her daughter Ila Mae Prichard. Any information or pictures of the restaurant would be greatly appreciated.   mydogclyde@netzero.net

STEPHENSON. Looking for the parents of Carl Stephenson , born in Huntington  4/15/1904 and Harry Stephenson born 2/22/1903. According to family tradition, their mother (unknown ot me) died when Carl was 8 years of age. Any help with these two will be greatly appreciated. I live in Oregon and will be happy to pay for copies of anything
Kathy Baldwin   kbaldwin@hotmail.com

FITZ. I need information concerning one George W. Fitz, originally buried in Johnson Cemetery and later moved to Dock’s Creek Cemetery. He was the last husband of my mother, Blanche May Black-Anderson-Fitz. Originally from Huntington, now live in MI  Lillie Derryberry   lderryberry@voyager.net

SKEENS, CURNUTTE. Looking for help on the family of John B. Skeens who married Minnie Curnutte on 12/16/1886 in Wayne County. Thanks.... Tracey Skeen  skeeniii@msn.com

BOOTON. Interested in sharing information on the Booton family.  Mcamel12056@aol.com

BEECHFORK TRUEBLOODS. I have a ceertificate from a group called the BEECHFORK TRUEBLOODS. Can anyone tell me who/what this organization is?  Where can I get info? Linda Davies   widget1958@aol.com

McCOMAS. Due to important health issues, I am searching for information on the birth mother of an adopted child, named at birth Christopher Sean McComas, born 1/15/1966 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. His birth mother was Jewel McComas who was living in Wayne at that time There were two siblings by same mother. Any help most appreciated.  Cristy Pruitt   PorcelonDollface@aol.com

SPAULDING. Andrew Jackson Spaulding was born in 1816 in Colonial Virginia and married Mahala Kirk. Mahala was the daughter of John and Clara (Marcum) Kirk. Does anyone know who the father of Andrew Jackson Spaulding was ? Also, was his mother named Rhoda ? Andrew and Mahala and their family are listed in the Wayne
County Census in 1850, and in Wyoming County in 1870. Interested in any information concerning this familyu and will be happy to share what I have.
Emma Perry, 1327 S. Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086 ELPerry1@msn.com

CHANDLER. Would desperately like to find burial place of Thomas Chandler (1762-1845), Revolutionary War Sioldier, said to have been buried in sight of the Courthouse. Family desires to erect monument if site can be determined. John W. Chandler, 3407 Brandon Rd., Huntington, WV. (304) 429-1680

MORRISON, DIAL. I am seeking information on a George Washington Morrison who married to Emily Dial and then also to Sarah _____. Any help appreciated. Kay Johnson    Katypoo@wevtv.net

SULLIVAN, CROCKETT. I seek information relating to Jacob Sullivan, born 1832, and Amanda Crockett, born 1832. These are my g.g. grandparents. Jack Sullivan, Jr. 6755 Meadow Lane, Middleburg Hts., OH 44130. Flas918@cs.com

SCAGGS. I find three Scaggs families , William , Harden and Squire, in the 1860 Wayne County census. Is there a connection between these men? Squire was in Morgan County census in 1850, but where were the other two?? Would like to correspond with anyone working on these families. Phyllis Seagraves, Troy, OH.   Pls1038@aol.com

HORN. My g.g. grandfather, James Horn was living in Martin County, KY at the time of the Civil War. However, he served in a W.V. unit. I need to know what unit he was in and any details about him and his wife Jane. Need to find a copy of H.H. Hardesty's  book "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen." Joyce McBride.  JHMcbr01@aol.com

BLAIR. Working on the family of Benjamin Blair and his wife Amelia Wallis from Russell Co., VA. They had the following children; James 1834, Sarilda 1836, Lucinda 1838, Jaheil T. 1840, Francis Marion 1844 and Sarah F. 1846. They left Russell Co. between 1850-60. In the Wayne Co. marriage records are two Blair marriages, Permelia who married Robert/Hobart White in 1855 and James who married Elen Adams in 1856. Cannot find Amelia (Blair) White after her marriage. Can anyone help with this mystery? John Blair    jblair@kalama.com

PORTER, JARRELL, PRATT. Need help with Alexander Porter, born 11/4/1846 and married Elizabeth Jarrell. Where are they buried. Their daughter Inez Porter married Fillmore Pratt. Roger Pratt, 2600 Park Tower Drive, Suite 900, Vienna, VA 22180.   roger.pratt@emergent-IT.com

MEADE. Trying to locate information on burial site my grandfather, George Meade (1881-1965), supposedly "buried in Meade Cemetery." Others of the Meade family buried there are Colonel Burton Meade (1871-1939), Eliza (Meade) Hoback (1880-1948), Mae (Hoback) Stephen (1901-1947) and thelma (Hoback) Sloan

BELLOMY, ELLIS, PERRY. Have information on the Bellomy and Ellis families which I will share. Need information concerning John Wesley Perry, listed in the 1850 WC census. My g.g. grandfather Marsh Bellomy helped form the Bellomy Chapel many years ago and later involved with the beginning of the Community Free Will Baptist Church. Kelly Edmonds, Michigan. 734-789-8297  ericedmonds1@prodigy.net

JOHNSON. I need to contact anyone that can help me with members of the Johnson family who were from Cottonhill, near Crum. Dockie Johnson was my grandfather and my father was William "Bill" Johnson. Doncinjohnson2@cs.com

MARCUM. My name is Rex Marcum, now living in Hinton, WV. My father was Floyd R. Marcum and his parents were Randolph and Polly (Vance) Marcum. Trying to find relatives in the Jennies Creek area. All I know is that Floyd had seven brothers and sisters. I remember the names Oscar, Ezra, Russell and Brooke, Lucy, Della and
Sure appreciate some help.  rmarcum@citynet.net

COPLEY, MARCUM. Searching for any information about William Copley and his wife Jane Marcum, who lived in Wayne County. Contact me at:   L.conley@excite.com

ELLIOTT, SMITH. Any information on Elizabeth Elliott (daughter of John & Sarah (Collins) Elliott) who married Martin V. Smith, son of Henry and Mary (Honaker) Smith on October 2, 1858 in Wayne County. Joyce jls1149@qwest.net

COPLEY. I am searching for information on my great grandfather Christopher Copley. He was a preacher and was born and died in Crum, WV. His wife's name was Tennessee and he had two children, Joseph and Oliver. Any information appreciated. Beth Copley Klug, 44 Brandon Road, Newpoet News, VA. 23601. bethklug@home.com

WEBB, ROBERTSON. Need to identify the children of Samuel Webb and Nancy Robertson who married in 1854. My great grandmother was Malisa, and was their daughter. She m1. William Dawson and m2. A. J. Spears. Would like to know her brothers and sisters. Kim Dawson Woodrum   Davidandkim@core.com

DAMRON, MARCUM. New researcher needs help. Her Marcum line is Rebecca Marcum, Charles Ralph Marcum, Wayne Marcum, Thompson/Thomas Marcum, Stephen S. Marcum, Wiliam H. Marcum and Josiah Marcum. Suggestions greatly appreciated. Kim Gunkel   Kimgunkel@home.com

MARCUM, PARSLEY. Sarah Marcum was born ca 1820 in Logan County and married Jesse Parsley who was born in Lawrence Co KY. I believe Jesse to be the son of Moses Pasley and Mary Loving of Washington Co VA. Jesse & Sarah lived on Jennie's Creek. Jesse also married Sarah Crum and Luindy Spaulding. Who were Sarah Marcum's parents? Karen F. Claiborne, 3009 Highland Ave., Carrollton, KY 41008.  kfclaiborn@aol.com

MARCUM. Trying to find the burial site of Aaron Marcum who was a son of Joshua and Mahala Fluty Marcum. Aaron married Mary Williamson. His son Moses married Belle Williamson and then secondly married Mary Ann Toler. Mary Ann died on Turkey Creek, near Wilsondale, WV. Where are the members of this family buried? James J. Marcum .   j.j.marcum@worldnet.att.net

JOHNSON, WORKMAN, ROBINSON. I am Patricia (Robinson) Post, the daughter of Tennessee (Johnson) Robinson. Tennessee was the daughter of Tolbert Johnson and Mary Workman. I am looking for death information for Mary Workman as to the exact cause of death. Can anyone help? Patty Post. 712-379-3568 pattypt28@hotmail.com

NUNLEY. I am looking for more information on the family of Benjamin (b. 1848) and Jane (b. 1849) Nunley, who lived in Stonewall District of Wayne County ca 1880. They had children Adeline, America Easter, John, Charles, Isabell, George, Ella & Doliver. Benjamin & Jane do not appear in the 1900 Wayne County census, but several of their children are listed in the household of the oldest sister Adeline who married Edmond Adkins. Welcome sharing infrmation. Nina Milesgideon@blazenet.net

BREEDING. My grandfather was Demma Breeding from Wilsondale, WV. My grandmother was Columbia (Newsome) Breeding and her stepfather was a Workman, from which family the name Demma derives. Can anyone help me with my research on these families? Barbara (Breeding) Kaylor.   bdjkr2003@yahoo.com

THOMPSON. Am searching for information on Zedek "Doc" Thompson or any of his ancestors. Bobbyt@ezwv.com

PARKS. Need information on Joseph Parks, listed as 5 years old in the 1850 Wayne County census. His marriage license in Breathit County, KY, lists his parents birthplace as Wayne County. He appears in Breathit County, KY in 1880 as a Doctor. Where was he in the interim?? Any information greatly appreciated. James Parks jaspc@aol.com

MARCUM, COPLEY, WILLIAMSON, CRUM. Is the Rachel Marcum listed in the 1880 census, living with Joshua and Clarinda (Copley) Marcum, the sam Rachel born 5/13/1871 to Dr. L. Marcum and Eda Williamson? Is she the same Rachel who had a sister Minerva and a brother Lafayette? Is there a marriage record ca 1920 of Rachel marrying an R. Adams ? Need help to straighten out this family. Charles W. Sturgeon. P. O. Box 94, Decaturville, TN 38329 sturgeon@netease.net

HAYTON, FULLER. Visited Wayne County, looking for the Lakin Cemetery, which I found. I was hopeful of finding the graves of Milroy Hayton and his wife, Martha (Fuller) Hayton. I think they are next to Stephen Fuller’s grave, with no markers. Also wish to find the graves of both Joseph Hayton and Moses Hayton for the purpose of erecting Civil War Markers. Can anyone help in the identification of any of hese graves? Kathy Hayton Cramer. Cramerkat@aol.com

MARCUM, WILLIAMSON. My grandfather was Hollie Marcum. Need to find the names of his parents. Have been told his father was Moses, born 6/8/1870, son of Aaron and Polly (Williamson) Marcum. Moses may have been married four times. Can anyone help me with any of these marriages, or names and dates of any known children from same? James J. Marcum.   j.j.marcum@worldnet.att.net

CHINN, BATES. Looking for any information on William Chinn and Eliza Bates, who would have been in Wayne County from 1860-1890 time period. They had nine children, some of early ones may have been born in Cabell County. Will exchange info. Connie Hieber Hieber8638@aol.com

SPAULDING, MESSER. I noticed on your web site the tombstones of two of my great-great-grandfathers, James Spaulding and Morgan Messer. Can anyone offer help in researching these families? Jerry Gidley jgidley@rexnet.net

BOCOOK. The Bocook family moved back and forth across Big Sandy between Wayne County and Lawsrence County. Some found their way to Boyd, Greenup and Carter counties in Kentucky, as well as Lawrence and Scioto counties in Ohio. Have documents I have been unable to connect. Would love to share/exchange information. Hermalee McAllister, P.O. Box 94385, Oklahoma City, OK.  herma1@aol.com

CARTER, GARRETT, RAY. My g.g. grandfather was Aenos (? spelling) Carter, born ca 1797 and married to Elizabeth Garrett ca 1835. Have also found a marriage between Aenas Carter and Kessiah Ray ca 1829. Does anyone know if this is same person? My g. grandfather was Percivil who married Hester Bench, and my grandfather was Neville, born ca 1897. Need to find correct spelling of Aenos Carter, where he was born, parents
and siblings. Donna Selden. 5109 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA., 23226 seldens@gateway.net

FULLER, PERRY. Seeking information on George Thomas Fuller who was the son of Calvin and Margaret (McColley) Fuller. Went by his middle name, Thomas, he was born ca 1842 in Pike County, KY. Thomas married on 1/4/1866 at Ashland, KY to Amelia Marion, and they had sons William and Thomas, Jr. George Thomas had siblings Richard Apperson, James Irwin, Frances Marion, Avarine, Elizabeth and Jefferson. His son William’s obit indicates he was born in Fort Gay. Family history says George Thomas was murdered at a saw mill he owned on Big Sandy. On 11/25/1884 in Wayne County, The father of George Thomas, Calvin Fuller, married second to Melcena Perry.  Any help or suggestions appreciated. Sherida Fuller Dougherty, 74 Pleasant Ridge, Ft.
Mitchell, KY. 41017

CANTERBURY, SMITH. My great grandfather was Perry Canterbury who married Mahala Smith. They moved from Wayne County to Kanawha County. Mahala died at Ohley in 1933, Perry died in 1958. Need to know where in Wayne County both are buried. All information appreciated. Peggy Petty Jarrell, 1423 Voshells Mill, Star Hill
Road, Dover, DE 19901.

BOWEN, CAREY, JOHNSON. Looking for birth record of Hattie Bowen born 6/5/1889 in Wayne County, a daughter of Lewis Bowen and Martha Johnson. Or, is there a marriage record giving Hattie’s parents names? Hattie married William Keaton on 12/15/1906 in Wayne County. Also looking for birth record for Lewis Bowen, born in Wayne County in February of 1859 or 1860. He was son of Franklin Bowen and Margaret Carey. In need of information on Margaret Carey’s father, Benjamin Carey. Betty Lambert.    blambert80@hotmail.com

LEE, HARRIS. Trying to find information regarding Columbus Lee. His obit in 1943 stated that he was the principal at Huntington High School. He married Flora Ada Harris and they had three children, Thelma Lee (Staats), Lesley Lee and Herbert Lee. Appreciate any ideas. Steve Harris, 24456 Lashley Rd, Senecaville, OH 43780  harrises@localwww.net

PRESTON, FITZPATRICK. My great grandmother was Julina Preston who was married to William Fitzpatrick. They lived in Wayne County, where in 1872 both Julina and her six year old daughter were killed in a house fire. William later married Minerva Copley. Can anyone please help me to find where Julina is buried?? Many thanks.

STALEY. Need help researching my Staley family of Wayne County. My grandfather was William Staley who died in 1997. His parents were Arch and Rena Staley. Other names include John Preston Staley, Elisha Staley, Stephen Staley, Jr and Stephen Staley, Sr. You may contact me at: Rathollow1@aol.com

SALISBURY, PECK, SKEENS. I have names of three family members; James Salisbury who married Chloe ___, Pearl Salisbury who married Wallace Peck and Norma Salisbury who married Paul Skeens. Need help with this family. Also in search of an Anderson Roberts who lived at Fort Gay and was killed in a logging accident. Appreciate any ideas. Butch and Donna Salisbury   bdsalisbury@jcn.net

MALONEY. Looking for an obituary and burial place of Zetta Maloney, born 2/22/1884 and died in June, 1969. The SSDI gives her last place of residence as Fort Gay, Wayne County, WV. Your help appreciated. Judee Maloney   maloneys@bellatlantic.net

SMITH. Wondering if anyone might have a photo of the old rock house on the "Cow   Bill" Smith and "Rockhouse Bill" Smith farms. I think it was torn down ca 1995. My g.g.g. grandfather Thomas Hutcheson owned that property at one time. Very willing to pay for copy of picture. Jeff Hutchinson, P.O. Box 156, North Jackson, OH

ROMANS, MARCUM, MUNCY, JARRELL. Searching for the parents of Lon C. Romans who was born ca 1899 and died ca 1947. H e was married to Colista Marcum and they are both buried in the Manerva Marcum Cemetery on Bull Creek. I believe his parents to be Thomas Romans and Elizabeth Muncy. Both of them died before 1910 and  Lon was raised by William and Dicy Jarrell in Martin County, KY. Lon had a brother named George and a half sister named Bertha. Be glad to share. Micki Van Dyke. 4faith@mediatone.net

MARCUM, COPLEY. Need any help you might give on the descendants of James B. Copley and Rebecca Marcum. Shirley Saffle, 12486 S. Ortega Dr., Olathe, KS 66062 safflevl@gvi.net