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LYNCH, MARTIN, VANHOOSE, PRATT Need information on William Lynch (ca 1820 - 1899 Martin Co. KY) who married on 1/18/1844 in Rockingham Co. NC to America Martin (ca 1831 - 3/20/1855 Floyd Co. KY). America was the daughter of William Martin. William & America were in the Floyd Co 1850 census with 2 children. America then died in childbirth with a set of twins, and just 19 days later William married the second time to Catherine Meade. William's children were Betsy Ann, married Wiley Carver; Nancy Jane, married first Henry Davis, second Alfred Stapleton; Mary Francis, married Robert Meade; Robert Austin, married first Martha Jane Golden, second Mary A. Pack, third Martha Vinson Jarrell; James Lynch, died infant. Robert Austin Lynch and Martha Jane Golden are my great-grandparents. Any help appreciated. Charles E. Pratt ChasMary@aol.com
DEAN, CHRISTIAN, FERGUSON, WELLMAN I am trying to find the home place and graves of the following: Joseph & Elizabeth (Ferguson) Dean; Allen & Nancy (Cooper) Christian, Jr.; John & Cinthia Wellman, Jr. Your help will be much appreciated. Lois Hathaway, 47 Stuart Circle, Hurricane, WV 25526. Daughter, Helen Cook has email firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVIS, CARTER, FRY My paternal grandparents were Melvin Shirley Carter and Cora Lee Davis, who were married in 1903 in Louisa, Ky. Cora was the daughter of Harmon Davis and Nancy Glan Ball. Melvin & Cora had two children, Goldie & Loranzo and Cora died in 1918 and is buried in the Skeens Cemetery. Goldie married Charley Walker Frye, who was later killed in a mining accident. They had 9 children together. Both of them are buried in the Skeens Cemetery. Melvin Shirley Carter is buried in the Vaughan - Mills Cemetery. Would love to share information and family pictures with anyone and perhaps learning more about this family. Lana Cahill Lanacahill@yahoo.com
LUCAS, CLARK, PRICE, FORSHEY Lula Margaret (Lucas) Yeager is researching these families and would like to exchange data with others who are interested. Lula is the daughter of Madison H. Lucas (1907-1987) and Lillie Clark (1903 - 1991). Her paternal grandparents were Wesley Lucas and Lula Jane Forshey and her maternal grandparents were Albert Clark and Margaret Price. Anyone wishing to correspond with Lula may write to her at: Lula Yeager, P.O. Box 494, Hamlin, WV. 25523.
CRUM, PERRY I have searched for years for information concerning the death and burial of Harrison Crum and his wife Cynthia (Perry) Crum. A newspaper obituary stated that Harrison died at his home at Naugatuck, but no date was given. It stated that he was born 5/10/1867 at Inez, KY, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Jessie Crum and that his wife was the former Cynthia Perry. He was buried at the Johns Cemetery at Inez, KY. (According to the above dates, he would have died in 1947 - Ed). His wife died 2/5/1947 at Crum, WV and was buried in the Crum Cemetery. Harrison was a member of the Holiness Church. Can anyone furnish me with an exact death date for Harrison? Was he living at Crum and working at Naugatuck? I can no longer travel, so would much appreciate help in finding his obituary with the actual date of death. Wanda Albrecht email@example.com
PLYMALE, WILCOX, WARD, MARCUM Trying to find information on the wives of Anthony Wayne Persie Plymale, I and II. Anthony Wayne Plymale I (1/31/1844 - 1912) married first Rebecca Plymale (11/5/1847 - 4/15/1884). He married second Lucinda Wilcox (1860 - 1941). Anthony Wayne Plymale II (2/1/1898 - 10/11/1971) married first Zora Ward (1902 - 1935) and then married second Lake Marcum (ca 1921 - ??) daughter of Andrew and Rachel Marcum. He married third to Cecelia Elizabeth Green, born 11/14/1926. Thanks for any help. Charlie Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
CRUM, BANNISTER, MUTTERS I am searching for information on my g. g. grandfather, Reuben Crum. He was the son of Adam Crum, Jr. And Elizabeth Bannister. He married Priscilla Mutters. Reuben was born in 1828 an died around 1877. He must have married around 1846 and is listed in the 1850 census. He is also in the 1860 census of Boyd County, KY, where my g. grandfather James Crum was born. I need help filling in dates and places & any other available information on this family. Sharon Crum Pinson email@example.com
MILLS, BROCK, BALL I am related to these families in Wayne County and desire to find more about them. My grandmother was Effie Anna Mills, daughter of James Albert Mills and Vashti Ball. Effie had a brother named Lonnie Mills. Any additional information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Ernie firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCUM, PARSLEY In searching for my family, I found your web site. I am descended from Josiah Marcum and also from the Parsley family. My mother, Goldie Faye who is the daughter of Grady E. Parsley, is buried in the Adkins Cemetery in Delbarton. Mrs. Sarah Parsley is buried in the Boyd Adkins Cemetery in Lincoln (?). Can anyone assist me in locating these cemeteries? Lissie M. Mcguire email@example.com
COPLEY, FARRA, PACK A new member is looking for any information concerning these families. Her Farra line is John Moody Farra (1825 - 1914) and Mary Ellen Raines, the Joel Joseph Farra (1862 - 1918) and Mary Jane Warden, then Charles Washington Farra (1889 - ??) and Armilda Copley. Her Pack line is Samuel Pack (1780 - 1839) and Jane Brown, then Andrew Pack (1814 - ??) and Sarah Brown, then Dicy Pack (1849 - ??) and James M. Copley. Does anyone have any old newspaper articles, death dates, etc. Need help. Peggy Brainard firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRINGER Looking for any information concerning Charles Harold Springer who was born in 1918 and died 12/7/1941 at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Arizona. Please contact me if you have any information. Mark Springer email@example.com
ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND James Frank notifies us that he has a web site in London where he specializes in birth, marriage and death records for the aforementioned countries. If you have a need for such research, you may contact him. www.bmd-certificates.co.uk
LOOKING FOR BOOK I am trying to find a book entitled “ Presidents, Soldiers and Statesmen 1779-1896, Volume II” by H.H. Hardesty. I am searching for information on soldiers from Martin County, KY. Eveline Jarrell firstname.lastname@example.org
MAYNARD, CRABTREE My niece, who lives in Utah, is trying to research her Maynard family. Her father was Joe Maynard who was born in Portsmouth, OH. His father was Young Maynard who married Belva Hatcher Crabtree, and they also lived in Portsmouth. Young Maynard had a brother Jennings. This is all she knows of her family, and needs help. Her computer is at this time not functional, so you may contact me and I will relay to her. Doris Butler Reg.email@example.com
WAYNE COUNTY NATURALIZATION RECORDS There are some Naturalization Records available in the Chancery Records at the Court House. Herb Dawson is interested in researching and extracting from these records. He is in need of someone to help with this project. Any volunteers?? Herb Dawson firstname.lastname@example.org
CREMEANS The obituary of Noah Floyd Cremeans (6/26/1852-4/28/1932) says he was buried in the Parsons Cemetery. Can anyone tell me where to find it? Kendra email@example.com
COPLEY I am looking for a picture of my grandfather, Oliver Copley, who was a son of James D. “Dickey” Copley. Oliver was killed at the # 4 tunnel at Cassie in Wayne County. Carl Copley firstname.lastname@example.org
SPAULDING, MULLINS, CHAFFIN, MAHER
I am trying to locate the surviving sisters of Sherman A.
Spaulding who was killed in WWII. They are Mrs.
Minnie Mullins, Mrs. Jane Chaffin and Mrs. Ivory Maher. I have
information for the concerning their brother’s death. Please contact me.
Steve Spaulding 304-643-4592 email@example.com
Can anyone tell me how Bull Creek got it’s name? Thanks.
C. Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
STILTNER, STEPHENS, WATTS I am still searching for information regarding James Harvey Stiltner. He first married Clarinda Watts. On 11/13/1869 in Wayne County, he married Missouri Anne Stephens. He was born in 1822 and died ca 1900. Need to find his parents names and any other available information. Ray Stiltner email@example.com
MATTHEWS, MAYNARD My grandfather, Welcie “Red” Matthews taught school in a one room school house at Licklog. His wife was Thelma Maynard. Welcie’s parents were Millard Fillmore Matthews and ??. Millard’s parents were Harvey Matthews and Louisa Poindexter. Thelma’s parents were Zachary Taylor Maynard and Lula Perry Maynard Williamson. Lula’s parents were Esau Perry & ??. Can anyone help me fill in the blanks? Joy Matthews Runyon firstname.lastname@example.org
34th VA CAV
My name is Steve Coleman and I have a new web site for the
34th VA CAV . We are looking for pictures, letters, documents or other
material concerning the 34th VA. The web site is
http://34thvacav.org Thanks, Steve. Sniper@grundynet.net
LAMBERT, OWENS I am searching for information on the family of John Calvin Lambert who was born in 1858 in WV and his wife Martha Alice Owens who was born in 1864 in WV. John went by Calvin and his wife went by Alice. They had 3 known children: Lindsey, Laura and Benjamin. In the early 1900's they moved to Ironton, Ohio. Calvin died in 1936 at Kitts Hill, Ohio. Lindsey was my grandfather. I am told they lived near where the Beech Fork Lake is now located. In 1880 Alice lived with her great-aunt Jane Robinson. In 1910 Calvin and Alice were in Stonewall District. Any help much appreciated. Jim Lambert, 522 E. Franklin St., Circleville, OH 43113 email@example.com
McCOY My ancestor is Owen McCoy from Wayne County. I do not have much information, except for a marriage on 2/6/1867 in Carson City, NV where he married Caroline Trapp. After they divorced, Owen returned to Wayne County, but I have no idea when that was. Can anyone help me? Nikki firstname.lastname@example.org
SMITH, BELVINS Am in need of information on the family of
James S. &
Francis (Blevins) Smith of Wayne County. James was born c 1885 in WC and died ca
1964 in Cabell County. Francis was born ca 1888, perhaps in Louisa, Ky., and
died in the 1960's in Cabell County. James’ parents were
Samuel & Mary ( )
Smith, perhaps from the Dixon area. James & Francis
had children: Taylor,
William, Maude, Ida, Sally & others. Any information about this family greatly
WELLMAN, STAMPER Looking for help on the family of
Glenn & Estle (Wellman)
Stamper, who lived in Missouri Branch area. Glen
was born ca 1898 in NC & died
ca 1946 in Wayne County. His parents were John & Mattie (Hawkins) Stamper from
Grayson Co., NC. Estle was born ca 1902 in Louisa, Ky., daughter of
Williams and Elza WEllman. Glen & Estle had children:
Forrest R., Everett H.,
Leroy, Ruth, Eleanor, Geraldine, Mary & Christine. Any help appreciated.
Gary Damron email@example.com
STEPHENS Does anyone have any information concerning the parents of
Beaver Stephens, who were James & Polly Stephens? When did
John Beaver’s eldest
son Thomas J. die and where is he buried? Is there any documentation of
J. serving in the Civil War? Thanks.
Jim Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org
KIRK, JONES, THOMPSON I need help with parents of
Cynthia Kirk who was born
2/3/1887. Her death certificate says her parents were John Kirk and
Jones. She married on 4/16/1864 to Samuel Thompson, son of
Wade H. & Elizabeth (
) Thompson. They probably lived in the Radnor area. Cynthia
died on 1/8/1961 in
Lawrence Co., Ky., and is buried in the Endicott Cemetery at Genoa.
Todd Waddell, 5291 Kelly Rd., Cross Lanes, WV 25315 Toddworks@charter.net
MAYO, LUCAS I am searching for information on Serena Mayo, who is listed in
the 1900 and 1910 census of WC. She died after 1910. I would like a death date
from Court House records or from an obituary. Also interested in any other
information about who her family was. She is believed to have been the wife of
William J. Mayo and the mother of
Dicey Ann Mayo Lucas, who was my g.g.
grandmother. I really need some help. Scott Lucas, 219 S. Prospect, Clearwater,
JARRELL, LUCAS Looking for any information regarding my great grandparents
Mark Jarrell and Ida Miller. My grandmother was
Laura Jarrell, born 10/8/1890.
She had a sister Sarah Jarrell, born 6/19/1884 and a brother born in 1888. Death
certificated indicate all three were born in Ceredo, WV. Need to get as much
information as possible before a planned trip to WV in late March.
Venida Casey email@example.com
STANLEY, SEXTON, COPLEY, SMITH My mother was Stella Blanche Stanley Sexton Copley, who was born in KY 10/13/1918. She married James Franklin Copley who was born in WC, the son of Ira & Emma ( ) Copley. They had six children before they split up and then my mother had four more children by Paul Luther Smith, of which I am the youngest. Can anyone help me with any of these people? Paulett Schaid firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAN, GRANT, FORTNER, SKEENS, McCLOUD, BARTRAM These are families which I am interested. Millard Filmore Dean was born ca 1850 and married Sarah A. Grant Oct. 19, 1876. Sarah was born ca 1856 and I do not know her parents. They had four children. One of them, Granville, married Louverna Fortner. I can find no death records or places of burial. Thanks for any help on these families. Janine Dean YesnoDean@aol.com
CLARK My great-great-grandfather, Samuel Clark, died in 1907 and was buried in the Alley Cemetery on White’s Creek. I am trying to determine if he has a military marker on his grave. Can anyone give me exact directions to this cemetery. I would like to visit there soon. Bobby Clark 1138 Penn Rd, N.W., Floyd, VA 24091-2424 Bpt@swva.net
U.K. FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHER My name is Roy Timmins and I do research in the U.K., specializing in the Birmingham and Midlands area. For details of what I have to offer visit my website at www.tracefamilyhistory.com
CRUM My grandfather,
Harrison Crum died in late 1946 or early 1947. Someone
sent me his obituary, a clipping from a newspaper. However, I do not know what
paper it was from, nor did it state the date. He was buried in the Johns
Cemetery at Inez, Ky. Perhaps the obit was from the Williamson paper. He lived
in Mingo County and also in Crum, WV. Can anyone look up his death in local
newspapers for me? I would also love to have a copy of his death certificate, if
it can be found.
Wanda Albrecht email@example.com
CARRICO My name is Todd Waddell and I am beginning research on my family. I want to visit various cemeteries in Wayne County, where some of my kin may be buried. I need directions to what I believe is called the John Carrico Cemetery, which is located in the Dunlow area. I will try to visit this summer. Thanks!! Todd Waddell Toddworks@charter.net
BANFIELD My father and grandfather, Earl Banfield and Earl Banfield, Jr., were born in Wayne County. My grandmother was Mabel Adkins, and she and my grandfather are buried in an Adkins Cemetery in Wayne County. My great uncle, John Golden Banfield, was married to a woman whose name I have as Ted or Billie Rutherford. Can anyone identify who she was? Any help appreciated. Bryan Banfield firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKMAN Looking for a death date for my great-grandfather, Charles Ramsey Workman. He may have died between 1944-1947 in Wayne County. He was born in 1853 to Stephen Workman and Florence Wilson, and was first married to Nancy Brough and second to Elizabeth Burchett. I will greatly appreciate any help. Doris Black email@example.com
CRUM I need help on researching the
Crum family, including Jesse Crum,
Henry Crum, Eli Crum and Jasper Crum. This includes a lot of the family, but one
has to start somewhere. Help!!
Harold L. Crum firstname.lastname@example.org
YELLOW POPLAR LUMBER COMPANY I am conducting research on the Yellow Poplar
Lumber Company, for a story which I am writing. I have the story written by Herb
Dawson. Any other history of the company or pictures of their operations will be
WEBB I am trying to determine which cemetery in the Fort Gay area some of
my Webb family are buried in. I am particularly interested in
William Webb and
his wife, Lena May Copley Webb. Also looking for
William’s parents, Samuel Webb
and his second wife, Arminta Young Webb.
Scott Regenscheid email@example.com
MAYNARD Working on my family tree, and I am very confused. I need help on one Charles Maynard, Jr. who was born in 1838 in KY and married to Matilda Cassady who was born in 1845 in Wayne County. It appears he also had one or more children with Elizabeth Topping. Who were his children by Matilda? Who were his parents? I need help!! Kathy firstname.lastname@example.org
BOWENS, MARCUM,CARROLL, PELFREY. These are the families I am researching and need help with. Need help with the Josiah, John, Joshua and Frank Marcum line. Does anyone have any information on Carter Bowens. He had a son named Bunn Marcum. Also am still looking for information on the Pelfrey family. Pelfreykaren@yahoo.com
JOYCE McBRIDE Does anyone have a current email address for Joyce McBride. I have information I wish to share with her. Sandra Weiss email@example.com
JOHNSON I have recently gotten some new information on my Johnson family. John Alexander Johnson and his wife, Judith Smith (Stith?) Migrated from Ashe County, NC about 1800. Their son, William “Burney” Johnson was born about 1819 and married Rebecca Noe. Their son, Alexander was born about 1842 in Wayne County. His son, John Alexander, was born 5/2/1865 in Wayne County. I am in need of any birth, marriage or burial information on this family. Thanks for any help. Frank Johnson, P.O. Box 72, Alexandria, OH 43001 (740)924-2581 firstname.lastname@example.org
THORNHILL Looking for information concerning my g.g. grandmother, Tennessee Thornhill. She lived and was buried in the Fort Gay area. Misty Shutterbug29@charter.net
THE DRIFTERS: A CHRISTIAN HISTORICAL NOVEL OF THE MELUNGEON SHANTY BOAT PEOPLE A novel, beginning around 1830 and ending after the Civil War. Tonya Holmes Shook, the author, spent 18 years studying the subjects of this book. She has made contact with a screenwriter/ producer fro a film adaptation of this book. You may find more information at www.MarquetteBooks.org Tonya Holmes Shook email@example.com
DEAN After a few years lapse, I am back researching my Wayne County kin. My g. grandfather was James Alfred Dean, who married Margaret Ferguson. My grandfather, Alfred Rutherford Dean married Cora Beasley. My other family connections include the Bartram, Damron, Osburn, Napier, Christian, Ratcliff, Watts and Wilson families. Am hoping to soon be able to visit Wayne county and see the old Dean Cemetery on Greenbrier creek. Terri Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org
MERRITT, CRUM, MUSICK I am looking for information on my great aunt,
Elenore Merritt, daughter of John Rand Merritt
and Nancy Jane Musick. Mary was
born 9/4/1857 in Prestonsburg, Floyd Co., KY and died about 1930. On 6/29/1877
in Wayne County, WV, she married C. C. Crum, the son of
Pleasant & C. ( ) Crum.
Also need information on Mary’s sister
Martha, who married John Kelly. Any
information on these and connecting families much appreciated.
Mary L. Ayers email@example.com
SPRIGGS, CHILDERS I am looking for information on
Henry Spriggs. He appears
in the 1880 census of Wayne County, living in Butler District. With him were his
wife Julia and children Lucinda
and Bell. Henry was born in Lawrence Co., KY and
in the 1870 census he was married to Lucy Childers, and they later divorced. My
grandmother reported that her parents were Henry Spriggs
and Priscilla Preston.
There is a Priscilla Preston living a few doors from
Henry in the 1870 census.
It is my belief that after Henry and
Lucy divorced, he married Priscilla
Preston, had my grandmother and then Priscilla probably died, as grandmother had
no full siblings. I have been unable to find marriage records in either West
Virginia or Kentucky to prove any of the above. My grandmother, Lucinda Spriggs
married Harrison Ramey in Greenup Co., KY in 1893. There is a possibility that
Henry and Priscilla never married, in which case she would be buried as
Priscilla Preston, between 1877 and 1879, either in West Virginia or Lawrence or
Greenup Co., KY. Any help with this riddle appreciated.