2002 Queries


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FANNIN    Rebecca Fannin was born ca 1850, probably in Wayne County, to Silas M. & Mary ( ) Fannin. She married Reece Workman in 1868 in Wayne County. Their son, Benjamin Freeland who was my grandfather, was born in 1870. Reece took this son and left Rebecca after 1871. She divorced him in 1877, and may have remarried. Can anyone help me with any information on this family? Silas may have been a minister, but have no idea of Church affiliation.       Ralph Sayre        Sayrehouse@juno.com.

STALEY    I am researching the Staleys of Wayne County and have information on many of them. Some of my disconnected lines are not coming together well. Appreciate any help and will share my information. Ray Cade 1883 Coral Dr., Charleston, WV 25312 (304) 342-5563        rayatchas@aol.com

THOMPSON    I am researching my Thompson heritage. I am Tina Marie Thompson, born to James Franklin Thompson, born to Roy Brex Thompson, born to William P. Thompson (whose wife was Tennessee Trogdon), born to Thadeus Thompson, born to Patterson W. Thompson. Thadeus may be buried in Booth Cemetery on White’s Creek. Any information on this family welcomed.
Tina Rushing, 6570 Tulip, Lumberton, TX 77657        TNTRushing@aol.com

ADKINS, SPEARS Seeking information concerning the family of my grandmother, Lelia Jane Adkins. Her father was William A. "Blink-Eye-Bill" Adkins. Bill was born 12/7/1853 near Midkiff, WV and is buried there. He had sisters Sarah Susan and Elizabeth. Bill married Nancy E. Spears and they had several children. Also need to document Bill’s parents. Could they have been Elias Adkins who married Susannah Fry? All help much appreciated.     Jane Hart              Jhart@sc.rr.com

RICE, CONLEY Looking for any information on the family of Samuel Rice who married Rebecca Conley. Sam died in 1940. What can you tell me?    Irene Rice Ferrell       imonewithchrist@yahoo.com

MORRISON, ROSS Need ot find information on a Harrison Morrison who married a Victoria Ross sometime in mid or late 1880's. They had a daughter named Stella who was born in 1901. Many thanks for your help.     Christine Fortner, 4528 Center Gate Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34233       ckf069@cs.com

WEBB, WELLMAN I am requesting any information anyone might have on Nancy Webb Wellman, born 8/22/1782 in Tazewell Co., VA and died on 4/7/1822 in Present Wayne County, WV. She married on 8/2/1800 in Wilkes County, NC to John Wellman. Any help greatly appreciated.    Thanks!!
Apryl Rae Tackett, 1631 East Main # 121, Rogersville, TN 37857       

MAGNUSSEN, SCOFIELD    My Aunt Thilda Magnussen married Horatio Scofield, and one of their sons died in Ceredo, WV. His name was Clayton Scofield, born 10/10/1908 ? and died in December of 1983. I wish to contact any of his relatives. A copy of his obituary would be very helpful. Any suggestions?
Cliff Magnussen         

BARTRAM Evidently my great grandfather, Graham Bartram, is buried somewhere in Ohio. He had a son named George William Bartram who returned to England with his mother, who we believe was Sophia Bartram. There is a link with the Ellis/Elles family. Can anyone help?     Graham.bartram@ntlworld.com

JAMES MAYNARD, SAMUEL McCOY, LEWIS FRASHER, PETER HOOSER, LYCAN/LIKEN, GRIFFIN, JOSIAH SILAS MARCUM, BAISDEN AND KIRK. These are all the family lines which I research. Would love to hear from anyone with information and will be happy to share what I have.
Terry Ann Baisden, P.O. Box 96, Beauty, KY 41203             

MARRS     Need to find record of Reece T. Marrs, perhaps in 1860 or 1870 census of Wayne County. Also perhaps some record of his daughter Sarah, who was born ca 1869-69. Anything would be helpful.
Dinah McCloud     

STALEY, FOWLER, ADKINS, DAVIS I have researched these families for many years and have lots of data, including a lot of personal stories. I do not wish to publish my material, but will be happy to help answer questions which might arise. The Dallas Staley family lived at Prichard, WV. Father of Dallas was John Staley who married Elizabeth Perdue. Most of my Adkins line came from WV or KY. Just recently joined the Society and willing to help.       Mary Staley      mstaley@sssnet.Com

WALLACE, STEVENS, HATCHER    I am descended from Lucian Wallace who married Sarah Frances Stevens of WV. My mother, Cora Mae Wallace Hatcher, as well as several of her siblings were born in Wayne County. Do you have information you will share? I will be glad to reciprocate with what I have.
Mary F. Hatcher      

MARCUM I am helping a lady here, Wanda Crum Albrecht, with her DAR application. She descends from Josiah Marcum, and also has Crum ancestors. We are having problems locating needed records for her application. Can anyone help?     Darlene Lewis, Hancock County, OH      lewisnc@turbosurf.net

STITH, HUBBARD I am researching some of my family from Wayne County. My great-grandmother, Genie Stith as well as her brother Phillip and her sister Maud were all born in Wayne County in the late 1870's. Their parents were George W. and Ella (Hubbard) Stith. Ella died when the children were young and I am told they were raised in an orphanage. Is there any information available regarding orphanages in the area? Any help greatly appreciated.    Shelley Robinson      shelley1010@cs.com

ISAACS, WATTS    Need help with my research on Samuel Lewis Isaacs who was born ca 1850 in Kentucky and married Pearl Watts. There were at least five children: Augustus, Frank, Gilbert, Ely and a daughter who died young. I believe Pearl Watts is actually Perlina, daughter of Daniel Jackson Watts, but have no proof. Also need to find parents of Samuel Lewis Isaacs. Any help or leads appreciated.
Kimberly Isaacs         

SPURLOCK    My 96 year old mother who lives in Hurricane, WV recently gave me some old documents that says she was adopted at age 11 months and relocated to Oak Hill, WV. Her real father was stated to be Henry Spurlock, who is buried in Woodmere Cemetery. Now, I need to find someone who can help me figure this family out. I live in Texas, but will soon be moving back to WV.     David Goode     retgoode@satx.net

MUNCEY, ALDRIDGE, CORNS, ADKINS I am seeking information on Elizabeth Muncey born ca 1865 who married James Aldridge ca 1881. All I know aboout her is that she had a sister Francis (Frnkie) who married a Corns. Also seeking information on Elizabeth and John Adkins. The had three children, and Elizabeth also had a son named William Spry who married Anna Aldridge (daughter of James & Elizabeth (Muncey) Aldridge. My mother, born in Wayne County, is now 89 and James & Elizabeth were her grandparents. Thanks for any help.   Carol Frashure      Sapphire49@msn.com

PURDY, COTTON Looking for help with Walter Scott Purdy and his wife Hallie Cotton Purdy, who lived in 1931 on 10th Avenue in Huntington. Hallie was born ca 1879, probably in Ohio, and died in Huntington in 1931. She was compiling a family history of her family. In a letter written in 1931, she mentioned her sisters, Mrs. C. W. Jewell, Mrs. R. C. Walker, Mrs. W. D. Plant, Mrs. Jack Kreyer, Mrs. Edgar Stover and her brother Emmett W. Cotton. I am wondering if her family history may have been donated to a genealogical society. The County Library does not have it. Thanks for any help or direction anyone might provide.
Susan Burneson     

PINSON     In researching my family tree, I find my great grandfather John Pinson in the 1880 census of Wayne County. However, he does not appear in the 1900 census. His wife’s name was Mary. Does anyone have any information on this couple?     Cathy Pack      sd4acctg@netacs.net

MARCUM, FARLEY     My name is Nannie Marcum and I was born in 1950 to Roland & Mary (Farley) Marcum. My grandparents were Ransome & Ellen (Justice) Marcum. (Ransome’s second wife was Bessie Marcum). I had four older siblings named Emma, Roland, Jr, Jewell and Ellen. There was also perhaps a nephew named Patrick Marcum. Does anyone know if any of these children were buried in the Marcum Cemetery?         Nannie Marcum          nanniejackson@msn.com

PRESS OBSERVER, MARCUM, CRUM, FAIN, PERRY I had an old newspaper, The Press Observer, Volume 4; February 26, 1976. It had an article by Jessie Baker which discussed Josiah Marcum. Does anyone have a copy of this article, or can anyone advise me where a copy could be obtained? I research the Marcum, Crum, Fain and Perry families.   Wanda Albrecht     wkalbrecht@columbus.rr.com

BLACKBURN, DAMRON    My name is Becki Donnelly. My mother is Mildred Blackburn (Damron). Her parents died young in the early 1930's. They were Bessie Damron and Cecil Blackburn.  Mom then lived with her Damron grandparents near Crum, WV.    Becki Donnelly    beckidonnelly@aol.com

SWORD, DAMRON, KIRK, CRUM, FIDDLER, RAMEY, RATLIFF, GILLIAM, LEWIS, ADKINS, DICKERSON, ROWE, ARTRIP, RIGGS, BALL These are the families being researched by a new member, Avis McCollom. It might have been easier for Avis to tell who she is NOT related to !! Lets all jump in and help out this new member. (This is a re-run, with the correct email address) Amccollom@aol.com

MILLS, WOOTEN     I am searching for information on Randolph Mills, Jr. (1874-1967) who married Ellen Wooten (1877-1900?). They had three children: Silas P. Mills in 1893, Willie Marion Mills in 1895 and Nancy Ann Mills in 1898. Did Ellen die from childbirth with Nancy Ann. Randolph remarried in 1900 to Emma Jane Fitzpatrick. I am especially wanting information on the daughter, Nancy Ann Mills. Her first marriage was to Roscoe Lyons and they had a daughter named Eloise. Does anyone have ANY information on this family? Nancy Jo Scott     Njbs56@neo.rr.com

FERGUSON, SMITH, CYRUS, BALL Need to find information on my Grandfather, Luther Ferguson (1902-1966). Obit says he was born in Webbville, KY, the son of Lloyd & Sylvia (Smith) Ferguson. (Census gives father’s name as Noah). He lived on Walker Branch Rd. and his first marriage was to Bessie, d/o James & Lucinda (Ball) Cyrus. Luther had siblings Morton, Grace and Lula May, perhaps others. Luther and Bessie divorced in 1943 and Bessie married second to Ben Gibson. Appreciate some help. Barbara Ferguson Banks BarbsThe1@aol.com

FERGUSON     Need help with family of William Luis Wetzel Ferguson and his wife Carrie Jones. They had children Louemma Vesta , Hanson and a half brother Hershal. Louemma married Sherman H. Salmons. Hanson’s first wife was Lizzy ____ and his second wife was Lucille ____. I understand some of this family is living in Cleveland or Mansfield, Ohio areas. Any help appreciated. Alex Garza.    Aligator_98@yahoo.com

RAMEY, BROWNING     Can anyone help with information concerning Levi Ramey, who was born in 1866 to Stephen and Susan Ramey? Levi was shot and killed in 1899 in Wayne County. Levi was probably married to Mahala Browning, daughter of Elias and Sarah Browning. They had a daughter Ida Belle (my grandmother) who married John Adkins in 1902. Any help?  Emma Adkins Vealey.      evealey@aol.com

TUCKER Need directions to a Tucker Cemetery located on Long Branch of Big Hurricane Creek. I would be coming from Huntington.    Bill Tucker      Reuben5@aol.com

HENSLEY Need to know the location in Crum area where my Hensley ancestors are buried. Thomas Elbert Hensley, who died in the early 1920's and Thomas Hensley who died in 1959. They lived in Mingo County, but were buried in Crum area.      Jward127@hotmail.com

MAYNARD Can anyone please tell me why James Maynard’s picture hangs/hung in the Courthouse of Wayne County?    Terry Baisden      terrybaisden@hotmail.com

BEECH FORK SCHOOL I attended Beech Fork Elementary School, and would love to have a picture of my old school. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I could obtain same? Angela   leecapri2002@aol.com

HALE, CLARK Looking for information on my great grandfather Allen Hale. He married Sarah Jane Clark on 10/14/1865 in Cabell County, and lived on Lick Creek of Wayne County.  Frances Arlene Hale garnett25@peoplepc.com

PERRY, LINGER, ROBINSON Need help with my ancestors Arnold Perry who married on 8/8/1816 in Floyd Co. KY to Polly Ratliff. Family history indicates that his father was Jesse Perry and his mother was Elizabeth Linger. But..... whenever I find information on Jesse, it indicates his father was Abraham Perry and his mother Robinson. One source indicates Abraham’s middle name was Jesse. Does anyone have any information which could reflect upon this mystery? Sue Spann      soozieq@comcast.net

HERALD, DAMRON Researching William Herald (1763-1853). My information states that he died in 1853 while living with his daughter Rebecca, wife of Moses Damron of Dunlow, WV. I am the son of Frank, son of George Washington, son of John, son of James Riley Herald who was a son of William. William was in Floyd County, Ky ca 1790. Cannot find his parents. Does anyone know if he is buried in Wayne County, and if so, where?  Ron Herald      rherald@gcecisp.com

BLANKENSHIP Does anyone know where Jesse O. Blankenship is buried? His wife was Eliza Ellen Blankenship. Jesse was a survivor of the Civil War, serving in the 34th VA Cavalry under Lt. Col. V. A. Witcher. If pictures of either or both his and Ellen’s tombstones are available, I would love ot have copies. Any help greatly appreciated.      Lee Taylor    lataylo@cablespeed.com

ROMANS, MARCUM, MUNCY, JARRELL Still searching for parents of Lon C. Romans (1899-1947) He was married to Colista Marcum and both are buried on Bull Creek. His parents may have been Thomas Romans and Elizabeth Muncy. Lon was raised by William & Dicy Jarrell in Martin Co., KY. Lon had a brother named George and a half sister named Bertha. I have a new email address.   Micki Van Dyke Mvandyke@attbi.com

JOHNSON, ROWE Need information regarding Eva Johnson who married my great grandfather, Uriah Rowe in Ceredo in September of 1890. Eva was born ca 1862 in WC. (She is listed in the 1870 census of WC with Shockley Johnson & his second wife Adeline Beclelhimer... age 7. Ed) Was Shockley her biological father? Does anyone know when and where Eva died? Thanks for any help.     Nina Rowe Duval Lanina1963@attbi.com

GIBSON          Does anyone have any information on a Dr. A. P. Gibson.. Dr. Gibson practiced in the Ceredo-Kenova area in the mid 1940's. Anything helpful. Thanks.  Charles Meade   cbmeade@aol.com

MARCUM, WILLIAMSON, TOLER     Need help with Moses Marcum, born ca 1873 to Aaron and Mary Polly Williamson Marcum. Looking for any information of his marriage and divorce from Belle Marcum, as well as any children they may have had. Also need information on his second wife, Mary Ann Toler. She may have died on Turkey Creek, near Wilsondale, from complications of childbirth with their son Hollie Marcum.  James A. Marcum       j.j.marcum@worldnet.att.net

HUTCHINSON While viewing some old home movies taken by my father in the 1960's, I saw a family whom I remembered from childhood. They were Pat and Ruby (Frazer) Hutchinson. They had children Deloris, Della, Virginia, Rose, Bernice and Wanda. They lived near Fort Gay on Big Hurricane Creek. Does anyone know where any of this family is? Would love to locate them.     Linda Thompson         lindthm@aol.com

COPLEY     Need help with one John R. Copley, born ca 1884 in Wayne County. His marriage license , 5/27/1915 in McDowell Co, WV, states that his parents were Dug and Alifare Copley. His marriage was to Minnie Lambert (Arrington). His death certificate also states John & Allie were his parents. Can anyone identify his parents?    Patricia Harold      haroldp@cfw.com

SALMONS Having trouble sorting out my Salmons/Sammons Family. I believe I descend from Rowland Salmons. My information is that John Carter Salmons married Nancy Cox, and that Nancy was a daughter of Rowland Salmons. John Carter’s daughter Nancy A. Salmons was my great grandmother. Rowland may have had children by more than one woman. Does anyone know anything about Rowland’s parents? Would really appreciate help in getting the facts straight.      Linda Saito     lsaito@rocketmail.com

BOCOOK My father was Alexander Bocook, born 8/11/1876 and later died in Olympia, Wash. He had a twin brother named James and another brother George. these are the only names I have from a very large family. Anything on this family, or any other Bocook family, will be much appreciated.   Ina L. (Bocook) Sams samstaxservice@icehouse.net

CEMETERY LOCATIONS    Need directions to the High Street Cemetery in Fort Gay, where my great-grandfather was buried in 1877. Also need location of cemetery on Bromley Ridge, near Fort Gay, where my Aunt Ida Bartram Thompson was buried in the 1940's.    Bartram Jones      jzoe@webtv.net

CEMETERY LOCATION     I need to find the Sam Dyer Cemetery near Kiahsville, WV. My great-grandparents Ralph and Sarah Elizabeth (Wheeler) Pack are buried there. Can someone give me directions?     Tibia Blevins Johns      Tibiajohns0123@aol.com

ROBERTS, PARSLEY      I am interested in information regarding the following persons who were born on Jennies Creek in Wayne County. James Roberts (1837), Biddie Parsley/Pasley (1835) and Jesse Roberts (1856). Thanks for any help.       Ruth P. Roberts      Ruthpalmerrober@aol.com

PARSLEY Would love to exchange information with anyone from the Parsley family. Would like any stories, traditions or photos of the family. I was born Tammy Parsley, but have little knowledge of my family. My g.g.g. grandparents were Alexander and Rebecca (Copley) Parlsey. My g.g. grandparents were James Albert & Tennessee (Ferrell) Parsley. My g. grandparents were Dewey W. & Verna (Moore) Parsley. If you have anything to share please contact me.    Tammy (Parsley) Lozano      Lacy357@aol.com

FERGUSON My grandfather was Jasper Ferguson. I only know his name and his wife’s name, but nothing before him. I do have a picture of his headstone . Would be very interested in additional information on my family.       Joyce Ferguson       Jucita@access999.com

BALL, ROBERTSON, PERRY I am researching the Ball and Robinson family lines from the Wayne, Logan, Lincoln and Boone Counties area. Also have a Harry Perry , who to my knowledge last resided at Genoa, WV. He is my great Uncle and married Jewell Ball, who was a sister to my grandfather Howard Ball. I believe Harry has a son named Phil Perry who still lives in the Genoa area.. Any information appreciated. Wallace E. Ball, II      Wallaceball2@aol.com

ROWE Have been searching for burial place for my g.g. grandparents, Rush (Rash, Horatio, etc.) and Mary Jane (Cox) Rowe. My great Aunt, Clara (Rowe) Berman says they are buried in the Cassady Cemetery in the head of Mill Creek. I have been unable to find it. If you have knowledge of this cemetery and can give me directions, please contact me.     Bubby Rowe     Bub4_60@yahoo.com

CROCKETT, BLANKENSHIP Does anyone have information as to the burial place of James Anthony Crockett, aka "Asher" Crockett. He was given bounty land for service in the Revolutionary War. He married Sarah Blankenship 9/11/1800 in Montgomery County, VA. Thank You.  Peggy Julian     Peggyj3012@aol.com

CASTEEL, HALE, HARPER Looking for any information on my Casteel, Hale and Harper lines. I was raised on Camp Creek and married Charlie Casteel, who died in 1984. Trying to gather family information for children and grandchildren. Appreciate any help.      Bonnie Vandagriff      excellady@cottoninternet.com

TOOLEY, HARDWICK, DAMRON, COPLEY, LOCKWOOD Need help with these families, specifically Charles and Melissa Tooley, James and Florence Hardwick, James Cyrus Damron, Frank(lin) Damron and Grace Lockwood. All lived in Wayne County at one time or another.       Cindora1@aol.com

NAPIER, PORTER I am interested in finding the exact location of the Napier Cemetery in the Dunlow area of Wayne County. In it are buried my great-grandparents, Jacob Wade Napier and Elizabeth (Porter) Napier. My grandmother was their daughter, Mary Napier. Thanks for helping.     Jenny Mercer Mersweet@earthlink.net

SAMONS, SARTAIN Any information on my grandmother Maude "Samons" Sartain would be appreciated. She was born 3/17/1894 and died 1/15/1922. She married my grandfather John Preston Sartain and had two sons, Cebert and Clifford. Thanks in advance.     Ron Sartain          cebron45@aol.com

RICE Need help with family of Abraham Rice, son of J.M. and L. Rice. Abraham died about 1872 in Wayne County. Any information would be wonderful.      Irene Rice Ferrell.     imonewithchrist@yahoo.com

MEREDITH     My grandfather, James Pritchard Meredith, was born in Wayne County in 1880. I wish to explore my ancestry of the county. There are members buried in the Strother Cemetery at Hubbardstown. Any suggestions gladly accepted.      Marilyn Gallo Lorch      m.g.lorch@att.net

RUTHERFORD My g.g. grandfather, Martin V. Rutherford, was born in McMinn County, TN in 1839, according to his military record. I believe his family came from either Botetourt, VA or the area which became Wayne County. He was a laborer on the farm of Jacob and Nancy Workman in Sangamon Co., IL in 1860. I believe Jacob Workman descended from the Wayne County Workman family. Any ideas?    Joan Rutherford Jrskitty1@msn.com

MICHAELS, STROTHER I recently received a copy of my great-grandmother’s obituary. She was Helen L. (Strother) Michaels. Her husband was William Michaels. The obit also mentioned a daughter, Blanche Agnes who married Charles G. Johnson. Helen died 8/4/1915 in Portsmouth, Ohio, and was taken to Prichard, WV for burial. She was survived by her husband. Can anyone please tell me where this family is buried, and if so, the location of the cemetery. Any other information regarding this family gratefully accepted.     Chris Drenan Cdrenan@aol.com

MARCUM, WORKMAN, JACKSON     Trying to locate the burial place of Betty Marcum. She was married to a Workman and also to Jesse Jackson. Do not know what name she was buried under.      Robert Gatchel Jgatchel@comtech.com

TURNER, HULL William Turner, son of Joseph and Lucy Turner, married Rebecca Hull on Nov. 25, 1830 in Lawrence County, Ohio. He served in CO. I 9th WV Vol Inf. as a Captain. Wiliam lived at Dickson, WV but died at the home of his son George, who lived in Ceredo. His wife died sometime after she appeared in the 1880 census. Does anyone know where they are buried?   Rachel Harbour, 205 Seaton Dr., Russell, KY 41169 Erhrmh@aol.com

SWORD, DAMRON, KIRK, CRUM, FIDDLER, RAMEY, RATLIFF, GILLIAM, LEWIS, ADKINS, DICKERSON, ROWE, ARTRIP, RIGGS, BALL These are the families being researched by a new member, Avis McCollom. It might have been easier for Avis to tell who she is NOT related to !! Lets all jump in and help out this new member.     Avis McCollom     Amccollom@aol.com

STAPLETON, ROWE, ADKINS, ALIFF, BOGGS, WEBB, ARTRIP, MAYNARD, CLARK, DALTON Researcher is willing to exchange any and all information regarding these families. Tonya (Aliff) Webb Ewdwebb@aol.com

CASTEEL, HALE, McCOMAS, HARPER. Visitor to our web site need help with these families. Will exchange info.    Bonnie Vandagriff     Excellady@cottoninternet.com

MATHIS Need help!! Looking for information regarding Reuben Mathis. His son Forrrest Kiah Mathis was my great-great-grandfather. Unable to find anything on him.     Glenna Mathis Shields. Gshields3@aol.com

BARTRAM, AKERS My grandfather married one Sarah Bartram (her mother was an Akers) ca 1900. They came to Wayne County from the Williamson, WV area and lived around Nursery Gap. I believe they divorced and Sarah took back her maiden name. Any help appreciated. John T. Hamilton, 1224 T.R. 1875, Ashland, Ohio 44805 (419-368-5162) Johnt957@cs.com

RICKMAN I have traced my Rickman family back to Wayne County. John and Drusilla Rickman show up in the 1900 census. When did the Rickman family come to Wayne County and who were they? Charles Rickman CRick383@aol.com

MARCUM, STEVENSON Looking for the family of Everett Watson Marcum (born 11/12/1923 at Breeden, WV) who married on 1/7/1944 to my great aunt, Margaret "Pauline" Stevenson. (5/3/1926-9/28/2001) Who were his parents and family? Teresa Edmonds, Rt. 1 Box 346A, Glenwood, WV 25520 Tme@citynet.net

FINLEY, HELVY Where are the graves of Hezekiah Finley (12/30/1803-11/30/1885) and his wife Elizabeth Helvy (died 1844 WC) They came to Wayne County ca 1843. William T. Finley. Tfinley@printers-plus.com

MCCLOUD Joseph McCloud was supposedly killed in a train wreck which took place around 1900. Doe anyone have any information on this event? Wilma 4grannys@netva.com

RUNYON, SUTHERLAND, MOWERY My grandmother was one of three children of James & Sarah (Sutherland) Runyon. She was Clara Alice and had siblings Alvin and Bridgie. Bridgie married a Bocook. Clara Alice was first married to Roscoe Jackson and had a son, James Levi born in May of 1911. Then Clara married my grandfather, James Leslie Mowery, and had four more children. My father Elwood Mowery was born in Wayne County on 10/23/1916. Grandmother may have had some half-sisters, Annie Davis, Martha Capleton (?) And Jeanie Ramey. Can anyone help identify any of this family? Barbara Mowery Bsm1963@intelos.net

COPLEY     Court records show that Joseph Copley was buried in Tripp cemetery. However, I have searched that area and have not been able to find it. Does anyone have information on the location of his grave? Robert Copley Bobpam@app-net.com

SHANNON, COPLEY William Milton Shannon married Sarah Elizabeth Copley around 1905. They lived in WV, KY and OH. If you have any information, please contact me. Brenda         ColemanGale@aol.com

PERRY, BLANKENSHIP I am the daughter of Mitchell and Estella (Blankenship) Perry who lived on Beech Fork. Would be interesting to have some Perry family info, especially on their family. Laura Perry Justice Lbj323@aol.com

SMITH/GARRETT Doing research on my family and would like contact with others who have an interest. James W. Smith, born ca 1779, had children Elizabeth (1807), William C. (1810) and James W. (ca 1816). James W. Jr. married Jane R. Garrett and their children were William F. (1846), Elizabeth S. (1848), James M. (1849), Margarete A. (1851), Isaac Bloss, (1852) Catharyn Hilton (1854), Zackelus Baily (1856), Beverly J. (1857), Alfred (1859) and Cynthia Ann (1861). Of the Garrett side of the family, Benjamin Garrett married Nancy Grimes, and had one child, Benjamin Garrett, Jr. who married Sarah Bloss, the daughter of Valentine and Mary M. (Smith) Bloss. Their children were Rebecca, Jane R., Nancy, Sarah Ann, Morris, Martha, Alfred and James Dolliver Garrett. They lived near Kenova and moved to North Dakota ca 1900. Ed Wilson, 202 Summer Place, Enumclaw, WA 98022  ed_wilson1944@hotmail.com

MAYO Looking for the death date of Gabriel Smither Mayo who lived on Buffalo Creek. I believe he died sometime in the 1880's. Charlie        CharlieM87@aol.com

MAYNARD Seeking any information concerning my ancestor James Maynard. Have heard that his picture hangs in the Court House. Is this so, and why was his picture chosen to hang there?    Terry Maynard Baisden Terrybaisden@hotmail.com

WATTS Would like to find the burial place for Ben and Mauldy Watts. Ben died between 1940-45 in Wayne County. Can anyone help?  Connie    Stal547@aol.com

NAPIER   I am documenting the descendants of William Albert Napier to help the WCGHS with their research for the Napier book. I was born at the mouth of Beechy Branch, about a mile from the mouth of Cove Creek. Ronnie Napier, P.O. Box 151, Brush Prairie, WA 98606 CADSUPT@aol.com

NOE I have reason to believe my ggrandmother Willie Ann Dixon is buried in a cemetery on Napier Ridge. Is there any way to confirm this?  Jo Ann Hunt      Ronjo@carolina.net

LAMBERT, ISAACS Wade H. Lambert and Mary C. Isaacs were married 1/16/1854, and have been difficult to research. I did find a birth record for their son George Summers Lambert , born 9/18/1859. The record shows Wade’s middle name as Henderson. Is this correct? Does anyone know who the parents of Mary C. Isaacs are? When did she die? Where are she and Wade buried? Doris M. Brown, 3010 SW 81 Street, Gainesville, FL 32607 Dbrown@atlantic.net

WELLMAN Need ot know the name of two cemeteries. One was on hill across from Wye Wellman’s home. The other was located on Tabors Creek near the home of Herman and Glenna Wellman. Thanks for any help. Lorene & Max Robinette, Manchester, MN    MJrob1@aol.com

KEATON Looking for burial place for Coleman Keaton. He died in March of 1904 in Lawrence County, KY, but I cannot find a burial place for him there. He lived along the Big Sandy River, so may have been buried in Wayne County. He was married to Margaret Johnson and they had four children: Elizabeth married Frank Hawkins, Ballard married Mary Ann Chafin, Martha married Mitchell Copley and William H. married Hattie Bowen.    Dreama Reip      Dreama@centurytel.net

RIGGS I am seeking birth/death records for Wanda Riggs, daughter of Clarence and Ethel (Noble) Riggs. She was born ca 1930 and died in infancy. Not certain if the birth/death was in Wayne or Mingo County. Julie Beeman, 408 Oak St., Hartford, MI 49057      Jdbemo@netscape.net

CRUM, MAYNARD Need to know the location of the graves of Adam Crum and James Maynard, both Revolutionary War Veterans.   Jean Hoff     Jeanhoff@charter.net

BROCK, BROWN, COMBS, JACKSON Looking for information on the following people: Charles Golden Brock (5/15/1900-4/2/1993), s/o Millard Lee Brock. He married Carlie Jane Brown (8/23/1907-8-15-1991), d/o John Nelson Brown and Pearl May Cole; Millard Lee Brock (12/1873-11/2/1952), married Dicy Combs, possibly the d/o Jackson Combs and Nancy Shepard; Carlo Brock (1852 Clay Co. KY- ca 1881 Wayne Co. WV), married Polly Ann Jackson (1854-1936).  Kimberly      Nemohotaste2@aol.com

COPLEY        I am looking for information on my great grandfather Christopher Copley who was a preacher and was born and died in Crum, WV. His wife was named Tennessee and they had two children, Joseph and Oliver. Anything appreciated.     Beth Copley Klug, 44 Brandon Rd., Newport News, VA 23601 (757-596-4568) Bethklug@home.com

MEADE, GRIMM, WILSON, DAMRON, FARRA.    These are some of the names I am researching. Andrew Jackson Meade who married Nancy Jane Grimm; George Washington Wilson who married Amanda Francis Farra; Elias Wilson who married Anna Damron. Other names I research; Shockley, Crum, Horn, Mills, Smith, Leek & HagleyEarl Shockley     Drclock1@bellsouth.net

NELSON, TONEY, SMITH .  Need information on my 4th great grandparents, Emanuel Nelson who married Elizabeth Smith. William Nelson was my 3rd great-grandfather, Greenville Nelson my second great-grandfather and Lewis C. Nelson and Alice (Toney) Nelson were my grandparents.   Kay     kadiddle55@aol.com

WRIGHT.    My grandmother, Alifair Wright, was born in Wayne County, and according to my fathers birth certificate was 25 years old when he was born in 1936. Can anyone provide me with any additional information concerning her?    Randy Miller, 6439 West Townley, Glendale, AZ 85302. (623)930-9370.    Ceo_race@msn.com

STILTNER.   Looking for information concerning the area of Stiltner, WV, including pictures of area and information of families who lived there, especially the Stiltner family.   Andrew F. Stiltner  wa9wua@parlorcity.com

ADKINS, BROWNING.     My mother, Maude Adkins, was born in Wayne County in 1913.   She was the daughter of Sampson Saunders Adkins by his second wife, Erie L. Browning. Unable to find anything on Erie.  Great-grandparents were George Washington Adkins and Amy Maynard. Be happy to hear from anyone who can help.     Brenda Moss      Lauracroft@peoplepc.com

HAMMOCK, TINGLER, WILSON.      Looking for any information concerning my grandfather, Elijah Sylvester Hammock who married Mary Wilson from Wayne County. He had a brother named Wesley Hammock who married Sophie Tingler. These families lived in the Ceredo- Kenova area. Where did the Hammock brothers come from? The census record only says they were born in WV. They apparently had two half brothers by the names of W. M. Johnson and Frank Johnson, who early lived in Kenova, then both moved to New Concord, OH. Any information would be greatly appreciated.   Wilson Ed Holbrook, 20980 Canyon View Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070 (408)741-0440    Ehanda@aol.com

NELSON, SANSOM.     Looking for birth certificate or some other proof of birth for my grandmother, Bertha Nelson, who was born in 1901 in Wayne County. She was the daughter of Isaac Walter and Josephine (Sansom) Nelson. Does anyone know of any living relations with whom I might communicate?    Dr. Mac Tavish Yonts@nii.net

DARLING, WEBB, CONN .   Appreciate any help with information on my grandparents, James Augustus Darling and his wife Jane (Webb) Darling. James came from R.I. and Jane was from Johnson Co., KY. Also need information for grandmother Lida (Conn) Roberts. She had sisters Willie (Conn) Mayo and Carrie (Conn) Adams, as well as a brother Frank Delbert Conn. Will share.  Ellen Dearing     beach849@aol.com

CORNS, HALL, OSBURN.    Found information stating that Flem Corns was married to a Betty Ollie Hall. Also stated that the mother of Betty Hall was Mary Pop Osburn who had married a James Hall. Does anyone have any information on any of these people?     Janet (Marcum) Damron       pjdamron@aol.com

PATRICK, SPENCE.      Need help researching my grandparents, Walter Rolland Patrick and Bertha Ellen (Spence) Patrick. His parents were Charles Samuel and Lilly ( ) Patrick. Her parents were Harvey George and Martha Ann ( ) Spence. I do not know the maiden names of either great grandmother. My grandparents both died in the late 1920's when my mother was just 3 years old and I was not raised by my mother. Her name was Martha Alice Patrick. Any help appreciated.  David Alan Thomas, R.D. #1 Route 38, Sterling, NY 13156. (315)564-7542 thelogcabin8@aol.com

ROSS, SULLIVAN.      Can anyone please help me with my Wayne County Ross line? Francis M. Ross was born ca 1840 and died 6/19/1923 at Shoals in Wayne County. He married ca 1894 to Mary E. Sullivan. Does anyone know where either of them are buried?  BJ       Geneross@peoplepc.com

EDMONSON, DAMERON.    Does anyone recognize these people? My mother’s father was Arlis James Edmonson who was born in WV, not sure of the county. His parents were Miles Edmonson and Bethany Dameron. Bethany is rumored to have been half Cherokee. If you can help, will be much appreciated.    Patricia Stephenson, 511 Superior Ave., Decatur, GA 30030      Bluesky1963@hotmail.com

OSBURN, BAKER, MEADE.    Looking for information on my g.g.g. grandmother, Ollie Osburn. She was married to a Baker, and they had a daughter named Julina Baker who married George Meade. George and Julina’s daughter, Victoria Meade Stepp, was my grandmother. Does anyone have any information on this family? Gabbywestward@cs.com

NOE.     Does anyone have any information or stories relating to my Great Uncle, S.B. Noe? I have some newspaper clippings, but would like to know more about him.      Bencrabtree7@yahoo.com

ISAACS, FRALEY, TROGDON.    Looking for information on my Wayne County relatives, Samuel Isaacs who married Nancy Fraley. They had children Susannah, Fielding, Elizabeth, John, William, Elisha, Sarah, Nancy and Martha. Need to find Samuel’s death record. Also need death records for son John who married Mary Louise Trogdon.   Valarie Burrows       Hollyce@aol.com

VINSON, LEMASTER, COOK, MAYNARD, HENRY.      Looking for records of my great grandmother, Rhoda (Vinson-Cook-Lemaster) Maynard. Her parents were James and Margaret (Henry) Vinson. Rhoda was born in Ceredo, WV. I live in Iowa and haven’t had much luck finding this family.   Lora Tupy   Lora.tupy@episervice.org

COPLEY, MARCUM.     Searching for family information on William Copley who married Jane Marcum. Any help?    Linda Conley    l.conley@excite.com

CARTER, HUTCHESON, MYRTLE, RIGGS.        Researching Jeremiah (Bud) Carter who was born ca 1867 in Wayne County and who married Agnes Hutcheson who was born 5/6/1871, also in Wayne County. Agnes had previously been married to Thomas Myrtle, and afterward married Appie Riggs. My grandfather, George W. Carter was born in 1902. Appreciate any help.   Connie Miller (304)733-2185      paul.miller61@verizon.net

FERRELL, DAVIS.      Need information concerning my mother-in-law, who was Linnie Mae Ferrell. She was born in August 1930 in Mingo County, a daughter of Willis and Laurie (Davis) Ferrell. They were married ca 1820 and lived on Big Ugly. Some information I have says Laurie’s parents were Allen & Mary Ann Davis and they supposedly lived in Wayne County ca 1900. Laurie had siblings Leo, Fletcher and Henderson Davis plus a sister whose name I do not know. Thanks for any help.    Stephanie Allmond-Jenkins, 6553 Allmondsville Rd., Gloucestger, VA 23061     Chris@hroads.net

BLAIR, BOWLING, LUTHER, COLLINS, MUSICK, CROCKETT.     Researching James Hayden Blair and Lucinda Bowling. Their children were Nancy Jane, Fannie Lee, Anna Julina and MaNona. Lucinda married second to a Collins, third to Martiner Luther, fourth to James Music/Musick and fifth to George Crockett. Need parents for James H. Blair. Also any marriage certificated and locations.   Teresa M. Edmonds, Rt. 1 Box 346A, Glenwood, WV, 25520.      Tme@citynet.net

STEPHENSON/STEVENSON, NAPIER,BLAIR, CASTEEL/STEELE, PERRY, MASSIE.      Need help with Abraham Lincoln Stephenson/Stevenson who married 12/19/1881 in Wayne County to Pauline/Perlina Napier. Need to know Abraham’s parents.     Teresa M. Edmonds, Rt. 1 Box 346A, Glenwood, WV, 25520.   Tme@citynet.net