2006 Queries


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CEREDO HISTORICAL INFORMATION             I am looking for information concerning history of a home at 265 First Street West in Ceredo. My family owns this house and I understand it was built by J. P. Waymer about 1850. I have a blurry photo from a Ceredo Crescent newspaper, but it is very poor. Would love to have info on this house and an early picture of it.     Julie DeMattie     304-544-5755

FARRA             In late August or early September of 1932, Charles Washington Farra was found dead on the railroad tracks in West Williamson, WV. He was my grandfather and I am looking for any additional information that can be found. Howard Osburn sent me articles from the WC News, but there are still some unanswered questions. Does anyone have access to the Williamson paper for that time period. Appreciate any help.         Peggy Brainard             peglet731@aol.com

RAMEY                 I am looking for a picture of either James Ramey or his tombstone. James was born 3/8/1862 and died 5/20/1945. He married Armilda Queen, and they had one son, James Ramey, Jr.
Paul Akers            Paul.akers@ky.gov

PERRY, CRUM             Searching for my great-great-grandmotherís parents. Polly Perry was born 3/12/1840 in Johnson Co, KY and died 3/16/1939 in Wayne County, WV. She married Jesse Crum ca 1883. He death certificate lists her parents as George Perry and Becky Venters as her parents. Does anyone know anything about this family? Also need help with the family of Frederick Crum, son of Adam. Frederick was born 1798 and married Sally Crisp on 2/5/1818 in Floyd Co. KY. Any info will be helpful.        Wanda Albrecht             wkalbrecht@aol.com

YORK             I am interested in any information concerning the Joseph Dennis York family. I do have some information from a series published in the Wayne County News concerning the York family, but it is incomplete.         James A. York                 Jyorkfl@earthlink.net

DAMRON             Researching my motherís side of our family. Her father was Robert Damron from Pikeville, KY. His father was Ezekiel Damron, who was born in Wayne County, the son of Lazarus Damron. Would appreciate any information on Ezekiel or any members of his family. Where is he buried? Does anyone have a photograph of Ezekiel. All help appreciated.     Tabby Hayes             tabby0316@yahoo.com

ADKINS, MATHIS/ MATTHEWS             My grandfather was Allie (Alley) Adkins, son of Hezekiah and Soletha Jane (Queen) Adkins. He and Bessie Mathis were my fatherís parents and I do not believe they were married. My father was Homer Adkins, born in 1916. Any information on her family would be greatly appreciated.             Linda A. Frye             Peedee1232@aol.com

HATTON             I am descended from Samuel Hatton and understand he is buried in the Hatton Cemetery at Prichard. I have some questions: Is there a caretaker or someone responsible for records of the cemetery? Are there certified records kept at the time of his death? Where would I find them, if so? Are there records available back beyond Cabell County. Thanks in advance for any help.
Glen             glenn@bitstream.net

LAMBERT             Looking for information on my great-grandfather. Anthony Lambert was born in 1897-98 in Wayne County, WV. The only information I have on him was on my grandfatherís birth certificate. I have been told that he died about 4 years after my grandfather was born, ca 1920. Anything helpful appreciated. Rhonda Lambert     rlamber9@columbus.rr.com     katieoh22@columbus.rr.com   

CRUM                 I am trying to join the DAR under Adam Crum, through his son Frederick Crum. I need some written proof that Adam Crum actually served in the Revolution and that Frederick Crum is actually his son. Any help more than appreciated.     Wanda Albrecht       wkalbrecht@aol.com   

COPLEY             In the paper files we have on the Copley Tribe we find a William Henry Copley, born in 1799, son of Joshua Copley. It also indicates that he married twice. The first wife is unknown, but apparently the mother of James Dickey Copley. We saw an input to the Copley site which was from a descendent, we believe her name was Debra Copley, but cannot be sure. Would like to contact her. Any information concerning the above would be very helpful.          Frank & Vi Copley Johnson frankandvi@core.com   

PERRY, JARRELL             Where could I find more information on Sarah (Perry) Jarrell, wife of Jesse W. Jarrell. I believe her mother was Tennessee??     Linda Sue Adkins Fry  peedee1232@bellsouth.net   

CIVIL WAR CONFERENCE         The 2006 Conference on Women and the Civil War will be held at Hood College, Frederick, MD, July 21-23, 2006. If you register by 3/26/06 the cost will be $195, with hotel rates at $59 per night. If interested contact Meg Galante-DeAngelis at the following email address: athomeandinthefield@yahoo.com   

WILLIAMSON             I am trying to locate the graves of Millie (11/4/1882-1/8/1954) and Moses (1849-12/19/1921) Williamson. Thanks for any help you may give.         Drema Dean Fletcher

COPLEY                 I am looking for information on Millard Filmore Copley, born 2/26/1870 in Ohio and died 7/12/1953 in WV. His father was Nicholas Copley. I have heard that he is buried in the Harrison Jude cemetery in Wayne County, but I can find no proof of that. Any help will be appreciated.
Gina R. Griffith, 1820 Pioneer Blvd., Burlington, KY 41005 859-689-5823         ginag1016@aol.com   

RAKES                 I have a g.g. Uncle, James Rakes, who served in the Civil War. According to his death certificate he died 5/16/1934 and was buried in the Kennedy Cemetery. Also, my grandfather, David A. Chafins died 2/19/1888 and is supposed to be buried on Beech Fork. I can find no information on either of them and need help.     Max022543@aol.com   

MEES                 I would like to have obits for Valentine and Mary Mees, both of whom are buried in the Brumfield Cemetery at Shoals, WV.     Leonard Wiegand             ldwieg49@msn.com   

WARD, MURRAY             I would love to hear from anyone researching these two families in Floyd, Johnson or Lawrence Co., KY.             Karen Ward Hoover         soldbykwh@aol.com   

PELFREY, DEAN             A new member is seeking help with the identity of the parents and siblings of William P. Pelfrey, who married Dorcas Dean in Floyd County, KY on 1/28/1842. He is also researching the Wheeler family of Eastern Kentucky. If you have any pertinent info, please correspond with Barry K. Pelfrey, HC70, Box 1345, Wilsondale, WV 25699 or phone him at 304-393-4691. Barry does not have email.