2003 Queries


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TROGDON, COPLEY    Need any information available about my grandmother, Emily Rebecca Trogdon. She was the daughter of William J. and Rebecca (Bowen) Trogdon. She was born in 1879 and died in 1914, both in Wayne County. She was married to Oliver, son of Stanley & Rachel (Damron) Copley in Wayne County in 1898. Jim Rapp jimdrapp@aol.com

NAPIER         Greg Napier notifies us that he will soon be replacing grave markers for William Napier and Adam Napier, both sons of Thomas Franklin Napier. Both men were Civil War Veterans. They are both buried in Community Memorial Gardens between Wayne and East Lynn. These will be military markers and the honor service will be conducted by The Sons of Confederate Veterans. If you have questions or comments, please contact Greg.    Greg Napier   GNapier1964@earthlink.net

KELLY, WATTS    Looking for information on Ada Kelly who married Dewey Watts in the early 1900's. Ada was born in 1904, the daughter of Franklin Kelly and Barbara Fraley. I have nothing on Dewey. Any help appreciated. Tom Hardwick     hardwick@eastky.net

CRUM, HORN    I am looking for the family of William Crum (b.1804) and Mary Ann Horn. Any help will be much appreciated.     Corri Johnson     bertncor@frontiernet.net

STEPPTOWN CEMETERY         Would it be possible to find some who would be willing to take some pictures of this cemetery for me. My grandparents, Ben and Thelma Moore are buried there, and I used to play in the cemetery while my dad did cleanup work in it. I would be willing to pay for this service. It would mean a lot to me. LooseLippedMolly@aol.com

ADKINS, SIGMAN Can anyone help me with information concerning Ivan Adkins who married Daphne Gray Sigman? His parents were Walter Clarence & Ida Gertrude (Hodges) Adkins.     Lula Yeager, P.O. Box 494, Hamlin, WV 25523        LulaYeager@msn.com

CRUM        I am searching for information concerning Christopher Columbus Crum, who was murdered in 1904. I was recently at the courthouse, but due to limited time, could not find any record. Any help much appreciated.
B.J. Lee    

BURKS          I need help with the family of Edward of Edmund Burks (b.ca 1829 Amherst Co. and d. ca 1894 at Ceredo). He married Mariah Chadwick in Nov 1856. His parents may be Charles & Nancy ( ?) Burks. His sister Elizabeth married Jacob Staley. His brother John Creed married Susan Ewing of Boyd County. Appreciate any help on this family.     Mary Rife    Mjr1960@aol.com

HAYWOOD     Looking for anything concerning one Hattie Haywood who died ca 1925.       Wanda Haywood pres469@webtv.net

CRUM, BAISDEN, BARNETT, BRANHAM    I am looking for information on these surnames in Wayne and surrounding counties. All help much appreciated. Who was the town of Crum named for?     Corri Johnson Bertncor@frontiernet.net

BROWNING      I am trying to locate the burial place for my grandfather, Charles Wesley Browning. He was born ca 1836 and I believe he is buried in the area of Wayne, Williamson of Logan.   Glenna (Browning) Wilson WVGALB@aol.com

FANNIN, FERGUSON     Need to find records of my g.g. grandparents, Silas Fannin and Mary Ferguson. They seemed t live mostly in Butler District, but disappear around 1880. Can anyone help?      Ralph Sayre sayrehouse@juno.com

DOSS, WELLMAN Am looking for information on my great grandparents, Samuel Doss (1837-1894) and his wife Mary E. Wellman. Who were their parents and siblings. They had children John, James, Julia, Grover and Fred. Does anyone have any obituary information for Samuel?      Robyn R. Doss Preston, 47 Dlairdon Dr., Lucasville, OH 45648-8522     Rrgp67@juno.com

DEAN Am researching the family of John Dean. He was born in Surry Co., NC and died in Wayne County in 1846. He first married Hannah Marshall and second Vina Low. By his first wife he had children: Job, Pernina, Miranda, Sarah, Hannah and Lillian. Would love to share information on this family.     Lucy DeYoung lucydeyoung@isomedia.com

BROWNING, VANCE        My ancestors consist of Charles Wesley Browning, James and Rebecca Browning, Francis Browning and Tabitha Vance. I have traced some of them to the Polly Vance cemetery, but do not know where it is located. Also interested in burial location of my g. grandfather Wiley Williamson. Any help much appreciated.      Glenna (Browning) Wilson        WVGALB@aol.com

CRUM    My Grandfather, Harrison Crum died sometime before I was born in March of 1948. I have a copy of his obituary, but it is not dated. In it it states that he died at age 80, at his home in Naugatuck, WV. It further states that he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crum and that his wife was the former Cynthia Perry. Graveside services were conducted at the Johns Cemetery at Inez, KY. Is Cynthia buried there with him. Where is the Johns Cemetery located. I believe this obituary is possibly from the Williamson paper. The Williamson library has microfilm of the paper, but does not do lookups. Would it be possible for someone to find this obituary. I would be most happy to pay for any costs involved.     Wanda Albrecht, 560 Coral Gate Court, Galloway, OH. (614)878-1900 wkalbrecht@aol.com

HURLEY, MEADOWS, PACK, SPRIGGS         My grandparents were Ralph Pack and Ruthie Jane Hurley. Great grandparents were Emanuel Hurley and Josephine Meadows and Bartley Pack and Susan Spriggs. My mother moved from Ft. Gay in 1948, after an unhappy killing in the family. Can anyone help me with my ancestors in these families? Are they buried in the Hurley-Meadows-Pack cemetery? Where is it located? All help appreciated.     Millard Madeline Starr     Lostadams@aol.com

NEWTON I am trying to find some trace of my grandfather, Creed Newton. He was born in Wayne County in 1897. He had a sister named Bertha Perdue who was living therein 1963. Does anyone know anything about this family. It is very important for me to find them.   Kay Pettit     Katiedid644@hotmail.com

MURRAY, FERGUSON In the Wayne County Marriage records there is recorded a marriage on July 23, 1866 between George W. Murray and Alice F. Ferguson. George’s parents were listed as Samuel and Exer. (The parents do not appear on the original marriage license.. Ed) Who were the parents of George W. Murray and Alice F. Ferguson? Does anyone have any information concerning this family. My other relatives are WILEY and NELSON. My wife’s relatives are PACK, LOWE WILLIAMSON, COX and CHANDLER.
Hasel J. "Jim" Slone    

WURTS, JOHNSON Am looking for the death date of a cousin named Yucca Fay Wurts Johnson. She was born in Ashland, KY in 1906, to Amba and Cary Wurts. She was married to James Roland Johnson and they lived in Huntington. She died there about 1990 and was buried in the Rude Cemetery in Flatwoods, KY.      John Wurts jwurts@usol.com johnandshirl1@juno.com

VINSON, LEMASTER, COOK      On 5/21/1943 Rhoda Vinson married a Mr. Lemaster and her birth place was listed as Ceredo. I need information on her birth date. Rhoda Vinson and William Cook were my great grandparents. Their children were Maggie ( my grandmother), Homer, Forest and George. I need marriage record for William and Rhoda. I have no information on William Cook. Who were his parents, etc. ?     Lora Tupy Lora.tupy@episervice.org

CLARK    Would like to exchange data with others interested in the Clark family. Samuel was born ca 1809 in N.C. and died ca 1865 in Wayne County. His son Daniel Clark was born ca 1838 in Floyd Co. KY and died 2/20/1853 in Wayne County. This Clark line goes back to Alexander Clark, born ca 1725. This family was in Boone County in 1850 census. Daniel married Mosary Williams, and they had two sons Samuel and Jacob. Any help much appreciated.        Harry Atkins           hjatkins@comcast.net

MERRITT, WARRICK I descend from John Rand Merritt and Nancy Jane Musick. Am searching for data on their marriage. I am a shut in so I cannot travel to do genealogy research. Does anyone research the Lambert Files at Marshall University, who could look up information on these families for me. I would also like proof of parents for both of them.       Mary Louise Ayers              marla@xmission.com

ELLIS, BROWNING Would like to know if anyone has information on the rumor that Guy Ellis born in Logan County ca 1827 and his son Nathaniel Ellis, born ca 1861 were actually Brownings
Rosanna, Garnes, P.O. Box 377, Nashville, OH 44661 (330) 378-5614)         zany@valkyrie.net

RAMEY          Looking for information on Buena or Buena Vista Ramey who married Henderson Adkins. Some say her father was Henry Ramey, but I have no proof of that. Anyone know?
Rosanna, Garnes, P.O. Box 377, Nashville, OH 44661 (330) 378-5614)        zany@valkyrie.net

COPLEY, POINDEXTER, MILLER       My Mathews/Mathis line has the following mysteries: Sarah COPLEY born ca 1818 in KY married Daniel Mathis/Mathews CSA, born ca 1811 and died ca 1862 WC, son of Morning Mathis & ????. Does anyone know Sarah Copley’s line? The son of Daniel & Sarah, Harvey Mathews, born 9/15/1847 and married 3/11/1869 WC to Louise Catherine Poindexter born 12/7/1845 in Henry Co VA. Her parents were John POINDEXTER and Louisa MILLER. There are too many John POINDEXTERS to choose from. Can anyone help solve some of this riddle?   Connie       Auntcon57@adelphia.net

FITZPATRICK, PRESTON, COPLEY Looking for information on the Frank and Julia (Preston) Fitzpatrick family. They were in the Lawrence Co KY census of 1850. What were the birth dates of their sons Ben F. and William? Their daughter Elizabeth died in a fire 1/17/1872. Julia gave birth to son John on 2/7/1872 and then on 2/17/1872 she also died of burns. When did Manerva (Copley) Fitzpatrick give birth to son William?
Bessie Lindsey      

SALYERS, FARRIS Harry Farris was related by marriage to my family of Roll and Virginia (Tallent) Salyers. I think he was in law enforcement and had a daughter Barbara Ann. Does anyone know this family who can help with clues on the Salyers family?       Eugene F. "Rusty" Salyers, Jr.               Proteglx@zzzipnet.net

TOMBLIN, PRATT, DALTON  Need to find information on Moses Tomblin who married Polly Pratt or Mary Dalton. He had sons, Peter, John, William & perhaps others. Also looking for burial place of Moses and Mary. Dinah          Ddmcsp@newwave.net

MARSHALL, ADKINS, FOSTER, VANCE I am researching Fred Marshall born 3/12/1894 and married 8/15/1917 to Agnes Gertrude Foster. Fred’s parents were John W. & Hannah J. (Adkins) Marshall. Agnes was the daughter of Andrew & Mary (Stafford) Foster, from Elliott Co KY. John W. was the son of Hezekiah & Elizabeth (Goldie) Marshall. Any help with this family much appreciated.     Theodora Lange 1133 E. Orchid Lane, Phoenix, AZ    85020          tslange@msn.com

SPENCE, CLARK          My great grandmother Roseann Spence Clark died in Duplin Co, NC on March 6, 1936 and was buried in Wayne County on March 8. Duplin Co. has no record of her death nor a death certificate. Is it possible her death was recorded in Wayne County. Any help appreciated.         Darrell Brock Dbrock@do-all-precision.com

MARCUM, SPAULDING, McCOY My great grandparents were Jacob Marcum and Rhoda Spaulding who lived in area of Stonecoal. Are you related? Do you have any pictures of Jacob? My other great grandparents, William Spaulding and Mary McCoy also lived in that area.     Janie Marcum       Jlpinhook@aol.com

READER/REEDER, EARL      Looking for information on Nancy Reader/ Reeder Earl who married Harrison Earl. Nancy was born ca 1857 in Kentucky, but they lived most of their lifetime in Wayne County. She does not appear in the 1900 census with Harrison. Can anyone help?    Connie Hieber       Hieber8638@aol.com

STAPLETON        I am looking for the burial place of my grandfather, Alonzo Stapleton who died in Wayne County in 1908. I remember my father calling the cemetery the Salyers Cemetery. I also need a copy of his death certificate. Can anyone help?      Louise Stapleton Collins           Kermitcollins@yahoo.com

LOWE, VANCE, PRITCHARD   Researching the Samuel Lowe family. I believe Samuel to be the son of Joseph & Rebecca (Vance) Lowe of Logan Co. Samuel and his wife, Mary A. Pritchard, are found in several census records. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching this family. Also need to contact Freda Steele concerning same.   Joyce Sanders, 8517 Arrowhead Cir. Orlando, FL 32825.      Jsanders@bellsouth.net

REYNOLDS, STONE      I am researching my Reynolds ancestors in Wayne County. Looking for Noah Milburn Reynolds (born ca 1808) and his wife Mary Chaney (Stone) Reynolds. I am told some of this family is buried in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Can anyone help?    Kristie Lane (Reynolds) Davis.            sldavis@nwi.net

BRADSHAW, NAPIER, SULLIVAN, ADKINS.       I am researching these families in Wayne County. Have not been to Wayne County before, so need some help on where to begin. Am hoping to visit there soon.
Teresa Lemons, Meigs Co. OH              

MARCUM In your cemetery book Vol. I, in the Smith Cemetery, you have William Clinton Marcum identified as the son of Isaac Marcum. My records indicate he is the son of Stephen Marcum and Nancy Belcher. Can someone please clear this up for me?   Stephen Marcum         Steveandclaudi@msn.com

CALDWELL     Looking for a picture of & need help with John Caldwell. He first married Sarah ?? and second Rebecca ??. He was in Wayne County around the 1870's. I do know there are two John Caldwells buried on Greasy Ridge. Can someone help me to sort these ancestors out?     Judy Tomblin         judytomblin@aol.com

ADAMS     Can anyone supply information on the family of William & Nancy Jane Adams who are listed in the 1880 census. Am particularly interested in the son with only an initial R. Also need information on an E. L. Adams who married Rachel Marcum in Wayne County on 5/25/1901. Any help appreciated.     Charles W. Sturgeon Sturgeon@netease.net

LOWE Looking for any information on the family of Garrett/ Jarrett Lowe. I descend from his son Milton. Need help with siblings, etc.    Dove White     white_dove41@yahoo.com

MARCUM, SALMONS Who were the parents of Isaac Marcum and his wife Lou Salmons? They are found in the 1920 and 1930 Lincoln County census records, showing that they had 10 children. Any help much appreciated. Melisa Witherspoon       MelisaWitherspoon@deltaenvironment.com

QUEEN Does anyone know the origin of the name "Parazoid" or "Parazaid", which belonged to my great-grandmother Lucinda Parazaid Queen who was born 2/4/1865 on Queens Ridge?
Donna Brusseau   jab@12k.net

ASHWORTH, DEAN My father was Eugene Ashworth who married Delcie Lee Dean. Delcie’s parents were Benjamin Franklin & Elizabeth Florence ( ) Dean. Florence was born ca 1891 and died ca 1970 on Adams Ave. in Huntington. I need to find the maiden name of Elizabeth Florence Dean. She may have m2. a McCoy.
Ron Ashworth     

SISSON, DEAN Researching the Sisson family of Wayne County. James Polk married Amanda Frances Sisson. Her father and my ancestor Miles Sisson were brothers. Is there any cemetery information for the Sisson family? Also interested in information concerning Lindsey & LuSidnia Dean. Patty Sweet.       Sweetpy13@earthlink.net

OWENS Looking for help with my Owens family. My great grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Owens who married Julia Ann Newman. His ancestors include Jordan S. Owens and Epaphrodatus Owens. Her ancestors include Rev. John Newman and Rev. Peyton Newman. Any help appreciated. Jack D. Owens, 124 Ingleside Road, Madison, MS 39110 (601) 605-8044      Owens92@bellsouth.net

SMITH Does anyone have information on a Lando Smith who married Stella Haney. They lived in Ft. Gay area in early 1900's. Had a son named Curtis. Stella had a son named Roy Haney. Where are they buried? Joyce McBride JHMb01@aol.com

THOMAS, OSBURN Need information on Della, Harriet and Everett Thomas. Della married Harvey Osburn. Harriet was her mother. Josh Nichols, 108 Lynn Lane, Charlotte, TN 37036   (615) 341-5808   Josh.nichols@us.gambro.com

TUCKER    I need to find information on a police officer by the name of Raymond Tucker who was shot and killed in Fort Gay. Are there any newspaper articles concerning same? Any help much appreciated. Glen Tucker Tucker20036@aol.com

STEPP Looking for graves of Wade H. and Opal M. Stepp in either the Blair or Newman cemetery. Roberta Stepp   RoberSt6@aol.com

SPARKS, LLOYD Need help on a John Ward Sparks who married Mary Porter. John’s parents were Jay Sparks and Elizabeth Lloyd. Not sure if they were married or not. Lived in the area of Radnor, WV. Sylvia Swisher Blueyedgolfer@msn.com

QUEEN Need to find information relating to Jay B. Queen, born 1/21896. He had a brother Millard. Was Jay B. the son of Walter & Millie (Maynard) Queen or was he an adopted son?   Shauna Perez      Rsperez@dtgnet.com

PHELPS, SIPPLE Am looking for a marriage record between Samuel "Chester" Phelps and Elizabeth Sipple, married ca 1905-10. Also would like to know who their daughter Dorothy married and where she was married. Patsy Lovell    Lovell@boo.net

NOE John Harvey Noe (died 1922) and his wife Arminta (died1900-1910) lived in Ceredo when they died. Some say they are buried in a cemetery outside Ceredo. Others say in Noe Cemetery on Mill Creek. Does anyone have a record of their burial place. Any help appreciated.  Pam Robinson    Psr487t@smsu.edu

SMITH, FERGUSON Need information on James Washington Smith who married Jane R. Garrett ca 1846. They had children: William F., Sarah E., James M., Margaret A., Isaac B., Catherine, Zackelus, Alfred and Cynthia Ann. James was supposedly killed during the Civil War where he served in the 8th VA CAV. Jane remarried in 1870 to John Everald Ferguson. Also, who were the parents of James Washington and where were they born? Chris Smith    csmith27@kc.rr.com

HYLTON, HELTON, HILTON Looking for person with either of the previous last names. His first names seems to have been Ohlen Gaylord or Olyn G. Have found two death records for him. One was 4/5/1942 and the other was 4/31/1945. Seems he was killed in car wreck at Crum, WV and undertaker was listed as R. F. Booton. His parents were M. F. Hylton and Virginia Belcher.   Kathy Sedwick        Malc23@msn.com

BLANKENSHIP, RUNYON     Trying to locate where my Great Aunt is buried. She was Virginia (Runyon) Blankenship (1877-1983), the wife of James Harvey Blankenship. She lived in the area of Bob’s Branch in Wayne County. Thank for any help.     Chuck Runyon        Chuckrunyon@comcast.net

MERRITT, MUSIC, PARSONS     Researching the family of John Rand Merritt and Nancy Jane Music who were married ca 1846. Who were their parents? Their son Abraham married Zilpha Parsons. Who were her parents? I descend through Abraham’s granddaughter Inez Merritt. Any help?   M. Beahan  Pbehand630@aol.com

FERGUSON, SCAGGS      Searching for siblings and parents of Margaret "Peggy" Scaggs. She was born ca 1820 and died March 1899. She married William Morris Ferguson on March 16, 1843. All help appreciated.   Harry J. Scaggs        Hjscaggs@juno.com

MURPHY, LOWE, JONES Looking for information on parents of both Alexander Murphy and his wife Margaret Lowe. Their daughter Lucinda married John Jones and they are my gggrandparents.      Doug Jones 1005 Brown Hill Rd., Ferrum, VA 24088     farcn@swva.net

HEWLETT/HULETT Looking for a cemetery my family called the Hewlett/Hulet Cemetery. Dad took me there about 20 years ago, and as I remember it was near Fort Gay on the Big Sandy River. Several of my ancestors are buried there; Henry B. Hewlett, Clarinda Hewlett, William Hewlett and James T. Hewlett. Maybe this is not the correct name for this cemetery. Can anyone help?    Monique Lackey mlackey@columbus.rr.com

BOYD, BLOSS Need information on my father John Lee Boyd who was adopted by Lee and Ida (Bloss) Boyd. They adopted him in the 1930's and he grew up on their farm on Spring Branch. Ida was the only grandmother I ever knew and wondering if she has any living relatives still in Wayne County.       John Boyd P.O. Box 236, Smith, NV 89430     Jboyd@bartonhealth.org

BUCKINGHAM Looking for the family of James and Rebecca Buckingham. They had children, Elisha, Peggy, John, Polly, William and Matthew. Does anyone have any proof that Elisha was born in Maryland? He was my ggrandfather.  Loretta Marcum     Marcummachine@aol.com

SALYERS, TALENT Need to find information on my father’s family. He was Eugene Frankel Salyers, son of Roll and Virginia (Talent) Salyers. I believe his siblings were Mae, Jesse, Margarite, Ernestine and Woodrow. They lived in the area of Westmoreland and my grandfather was a laborer on the old bridge near Kellogg Elementary School. If you have anything to share, I would greatly appreciate it. E. F. Salyers, Jr., P.O. Box 5425, Vienna, VA 26105-5425          Protegelx@zzzip.net

BRUNTY    Looking for descendants of Hattie and Delbert Brunty. Also descendants of J.L. "Stoke" Brunty of Beech Fork. Hattie died 3/18/1995 and is buried in the Whited Cemetery. Delbert died ca 1931. They had at least four daughters. Help appreciated.       B.J. Brunty       Bjlee0723@aol.com

WALKER, ADKINS, MILLS Searching for George , s/o Christopher Amos Walker. George married Amanda Huston (?). George later married Frances, daughter of George and Nancy (Moore) Smith. Chris and his wife are buried on Beech Fork. George died at East Lynn. Can’t find any info on this family.    Paula Guerrero 189 Fall Creek Dr., Kyle, TX 78640       texlobos@aol.com

ADKINS, BROWNING Mom was born in Prichard, WV and was the granddaughter of Sampson Saunders and Mounterie (Browning) Adkins. This was his second marriage. Can anyone tell me who are the parents of Mounterie??      Joe (Adkins) Rzemien       Jmr728@cox.net

STRAIGHT       My great-grandparents were George Nicholas and Emma C. Straight. Emma’s family were said to be from Kenova. She was born ca 1885 in Ohio and married George ca 1901. Their children were Florence, Clifford, John, Eleanor and Charles. In 1910 the family was living in Guyandotte. Any help much appreciated. Lee-Ann Gibson      Elgibson@ezwv.com

EALEM, HAYTON, BLACK My parents were from Wayne County, William Ray Ealem and Lenora (Hayton) Ealem. My grandparents were Carter and Sally Belle (Black) Ealem.   I am looking for any family members who are still living.    George C. Ealem      Gcealem@aol.com

MAGAZINE WRITER DESIRES INFORMATION Ms. B.J. Alderman, a writer for the American Western Magazine, is writing articles dealing with wives of County Sheriffs. The articles deal with the wife’s involvement in the Sheriff’s office. Many early law families lived in the jail. Do you have any stories you wish to share?    B.J. Alderman, 8710 Chestnut Circle #4, Kansas City, MO 64131         Luvdale884@aol.com

HUNTER Researching the Hunter families of Ceredo and Ironton areas. Emily Hunter married to Steven ? Osburn/Osborne ca 1860. Joseph Hunter appears in the 1880 Wayne County census with wife Raney and Children Dora, Minnie and Fred. Peter Hunter was born 1849 in Maple Grove (?) WV. Does anyone have any information to share?   Richard Skinner    richard.skinner@moundsviewschools.org

ENDICOTT     Looking for information on an Edicott Cemetery, the burial place of my great grandfather Frank Endicott and his wife Georgia (Jackson) Endicott. Can anyone help?   Crystal Soucy, FC2, USN   crystal311@cox.net

QUEEN     I am searching for the parents of Jay B. Queen, born in Wayne County January 25, 1896. Jay later moved to Nebraska. He had a brother named Millard who was born October 31, 1891 at Kiahsville. Shauna (Queen) Perez, Burbank, SD        rsperez@dtgnet.com

WALKER, McCLOUD     My great grandparents were Dock Walker and Sadie McCloud, both buried on Napier Ridge, as is their son Laben. I have been told she was Native American. Can anyone verify this? Are there any relatives in Wayne County?     Rachael Kaylor, 3036 CR # 14, Woodville, OH. 43469              Clkklk@aol.com

SWEENEY, SMITH     Need information concerning Clarrisa Sweeney Smith. She is found on a deed record in 1912, but later that same year Husrton is married to another woman and lists himself as a widower. Dkb@netpluscom.com

RATCLIFF, GARRED     Looking for information on ancestors and descendants of Hon. William Ratcliff (born 5/19/1802 at Yorkville). He married on 2/20/1823 in Lawrence County, KY to Nancy Garred (3-27-1804-2-14-1864). Most interested in their children and spouses and offsprings.  Jack Ratcliffe, 19 Sunset Blvd., Pittsford, NY 14534 DrRita8216@aol.com

JONES, DAWSON     Need help researching Alice Jones, daughter of John R. & Maud Arrington Jones of Louisa, KY. In 1927, Alice married John Dawson, son of William and Malissa Spears Dawson of Fort Gay. Alice is believed to have died in 1936. Would like to find an obituary for her and location of her grave. Are there any descendants out there?    Kim Dawson Woodrum      davidandkim@core.com

HURST     Need to contact Teresa Hurst. Have information for her concerning Jacob Messer and Mary Ann Wooten.      Wallace Johnson          Wjatwoodrow@msn.com

BRUMFIELD, ADKINS, BARTRAM, HINDS, HOOVER     These are families in Wayne County I am interested in researching. I live in Wyoming and could use some help. Would like a detailed listing of the Brumfield Cemetery. Wild Bill Comisford, Ranger Creek Guest Ranch, Big Horn Mountains, WY       Wildbill@rangercreekranch.net

RATCLIFF, DAMRON, SALMONS     I am looking for the parents of Moses "Damron" Ratcliff who was born in 1865 in Wayne County on Tug River. In 1888 he married Colista Salmons (Sammons) and had numerous children, including my Grandfather J. Walter Ratcliff. He lived for many years along the Tug River, Glen Hayes, Fort Gay, Crum, Kermit, etc. Have found some information concerning Colista, but am unable to find anything about Moses’ parents. His father was supposedly Jeremiah Ratcliff who was born about 1840 in Wayne County. My father remembers that he was called "Jerry". Any help appreciated.   Karen Ratcliff Peinado, P.O. Box 706, Bayfield, CO   81122     kpeinado1@mindspring.com

MIDDAUGH     I am looking for any information on the Middaugh family prior to Jesse Craig Middaugh. Jesse was in the 5th WV Regiment, but have been unable to locate anything about his parents. Thanks for any info.  Linda      Kdill@charter.net

WALKER     Need help with information concerning my Great Grandparents. They were Morgan Philip Walker and Ida Keyser Walker. They lived in the area of Dock’s Creek in Wayne County. Thanks !     Ella Jackson Sinderela3@cox.net

COPLEY     New member wishes contact with anyone working on the Copley family. Donna Brusseau     jab@i2k.net

BOWEN     Looking for ancestry of Hugha Bowen (1784-1867). I do know that his parents were John & Elizabeth (LaFon) Bowen of Craig’s Creek in Montgomery County, VA. Does anyone know the parents of either of them. Is there a photograph of either or both of them in existence? My grandfather was Walter Bowen (1880-1958) who settled in Oklahoma when it became a state.  Larry Davis, 536 Britton Drive, King Of Prussia, PA 19406 Ld536@aol.com

CAMPBELL, HATTON     Having major problems with my Campbell Line. My information is that Jesse, Johnson and Nancy Campbell were children of Thomas & Rebecca Campbell. Nancy married Samuel Hatton and was in 1850 WC census. Jesse was also in 1850 WC census. Does anyone have information on the parents, Thomas & Rebecca ?       Sami Campbell Kelly          sami314@aol.com

NOE     Want to find graves for John Harvey Noe and his wife Arminta Noe. John Harvey died in 1922 and Arminta between 1900-1910. I was told they may be buried in the Now Cemetery on the Right Fork of Mill Creek. The Noes lived in Ceredo when Arminta died and she supposedly was buried in a cemetery just outside of the town of Ceredo. Not sure if they are buried in same cemetery.    Pam Robison           psr478t@smsu.edu

BROWNING, VANCE, WALLACE     William E. Browning was born abt. 1802 and died after 1870 in Wayne County. He was the son of Francis Browning and Tabitha (Vance) Browning. He married abt 1823 in Logan County to "Sally" Wallace. Does anyone know where this William Browning is buried? Happy to exchange data.             Jim Shepherd           LtCol0402@aol.com

RAMEY, PERRY, MARCUM, HAYES     Looking for information on Isaac Ramey (1848-1933) and his wife Lucinda Perry. I believe Isaac was the son of Joshua R. Ramey and Nancy Wheeler. Lucinda was the daughter of Jesse Perry and Marinda Marcum. I Am especially interested in their son Alonzo. Is he the same Alonzo who married Mary "Molly" Hayes about 1910? Need help finding where any of these people are buried. Any help much appreciated.     Ed Talbott               Etalbott@grundynet.net

COBURN, ROBERTSON, COX      Need to find information concerning James Coburn and his wife Nancy Frances Robinson. I believe their daughter, Mary Jane who married Marion Cox, is my line. James and Nancy may have had other children; Joseph, Thomas and Wayne. I believe that they lived in West Virginia as well as Kentucky. My grandmother related that she had relatives in Wayne County. Anything about this family much appreciated.    Sue Ghenley161@aol.com

SHORT     Looking for any information about Samuel Short, who is listed in 1880 census of Wayne County. He is listed as being 52 years of age and a Dry Goods Merchant. His wife is listed as Mary, age 28. There is one daughter listed, Minnie who is age 1. Anything you can provide about this family greatly appreciated.   Billie Short Billshort1@juno.com