2009 Queries


Please Remember !!!!!  While you are corresponding with one another, please send copies of your email messages towcghs@citynet.net   This will allow us to help others who are researching the same families.  It also assists the Society with it's ongoing projects such as the annotated census records and the annotated Cemetery records.

LYCANS         I am searching for the location of the cemetery where my great-grandmother is buried. She was Mary Jane Davis, who married Jimison Lycans. I am told the cemetery is called the Hiram Stevens Cemetery. Any help will be much appreciated. Elaine    Cresiezoe@aol.com 

KELLY, WATTS         Trying to find information on a lady by the name of Ada Kelly who married Dewey Watts.     Tom Hardwick Hardwick@mikrotek.com

STITH         My mother is Darlene Stith. From gathering family information, I discovered that the Stith family lived in Wayne County for a long period of time. I am looking for any information on the Stith family in Wayne County. Some I have found are James M, James Oliver and Millard F. If you can help, please contact me.     Cassandra Rose-Russell         Sanandboo6151@hotmail.com 

HUFF, WELLS         Need information on James Huff, Jr. Who married Mahala Wells. Also need information on the Huff cemetery, and any other Huff information. Thanks.     Linda Huff         lindaandconrad@insightbb.com

KIRK, HAGER         My great-grandmother, Ethel Kirk, married Charles A. Hager. They had a son and daughter who died as children, and were taken back to be buried in the Kirk Cemetery located at Breeden, WV. Is Breeden a town or just an area? Can any one tell me where this cemetery is located, or perhaps some help with who is buried there? Thanks for any help offered.     Pam Hager         p_hager@hotmail.com

SPAULDING         My husband’s father was Neal Spaulding, who died October 6, 1987, and was buried in the Webb Cemetery at Webb, WV. Also buried there are his brother and mother, Sherman Spaulding and Louella Spaulding. If anyone could help me locate this cemetery, and get directions to it, I would greatly appreciate it.         Stephanie Spaulding             Jrwltrp_fans@yahoo.com

DENNING, WARDEN         According to obituary information in McKean County, PA, Frank A Denning married Anna Blanche Warden (Dickinson??) in “Kenova, KY” in 1906. They were both born in McKean County, so I am very curious about this information pertaining to their marriage.     Daryl Denning          Daryl.denning@verizon.net

ROBERTSON, KESSEE         Joseph Robertson, born abt. 1784 in NC, married on October 24, 1808 in Floyd County, KY, to Phoebe Kessee. They had children Nathaniel, Richard, Jesse, John, Joel, William and Alderson. Joseph is reportedly living in Wayne County between 1810 and 1860. Does anyone know when either of them died and where they are buried?         Jane Robertson-Cox         Indianajane@wowway.com

PHILLIPS, FERGUSON         Looking for information regarding relatives of Marvin Phillips, who was born about 1910. Had two sons, John and Wayne. Was once married to a Ferguson with two girls, Fern and Jacqueline. He was also related to a Rebecca Phillips who once lived in Fort Gay. Thanks for any help.         Don Williams             Dwilliams150@sc.rr.com         843-821-2675

KIRKPATRICK, BEDELL, MARTINEAU         Trying to find an obituary for Myrtle Bedell Kirkpatrick, nee Martineau. She reportedly died in a nursing home at Weslan in Wayne County. She was born 1900-1910 and died between 1986-89. She was divorced from Roy Vance Bedell, and her second husband was William Kirkpatrick. She had children Roy, Norma and Shirley Bedell. If you can help, please contact me.         Judi Engle jengle1957@sbcglobal.net         (This does not appear to pertain to Wayne County, WV. Ed.)

WRIGHT         Trying to find the grandparents of John B. Wright and Ida Maynard Wright. They were living in Wayne County in the 1970-80 time period. I think grandmother died in the 1970's and granddad in the 1980's. They are buried in the Maynard-Williamson Cemetery. I need info on the family as well as the cemetery.         Billie Wright Porter             nahaward@yahoo.com

FERGUSON, CLARK         Need information regarding William and Mary Jane Ferguson Clark, of which I am a descendant. She was the daughter of Samuel Ferguson. I believe they are buried in Wayne County. I plan a trip to Wayne County soon and would like directions to the cemetery where they are buried. Any help much appreciated.     Shelton Mooney.     1780 Aquamarine Dr., Virginia Beach, VA. 23456-1340         757-471-7220 smoons67@hotmail.com

FERGUSON, SMITH         Is there a local DAR Chapter there in Wayne County? Need to find someone who has joined through Samuel Ferguson or Isaac Smith. (Father of Haney Smith, wife of Thomas Franklin Napier) I am trying to look into scholarships through the DAR and need help getting started. Thanks!         Vicki (Marshall) Dunkin             RodVic90@hotmail.com

MORRIS         I am looking for any information available on my family of William and Ann Nancy (Floyd) Morris. This family was listed in the 1850 census of Wayne County. Thanks.        Anne Spencer Stallman         BobManet@aol.com

WARD, WOOTEN         My g.g. grandmother was Melcena Ward, the daughter of Melchizedeck Ward and Harriett Earl. Melcena married 10/24/1894 to James Marshall Wooten. They had one child, Marshall Boyd Wooten who was born in WC on 10/28/1895. This is about all I know of this family. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.         Amanda N. Wooten, 43 Hillsdale Circle, Scott Depot, WV 25560                     304-421-0796         wootenan@yahoo.com

WATTS, PELFREY, FERGUSON         My name is Janine Renea (Watts) Pelfrey. I am just beginning research on my husband’s ancestry. He is Carl Pelfrey, born 1972, the son of Forrest Howard Pelfrey and Frances Hilder Joiner. Forrest was the son of Arthur Pelfrey and Nevada Ferguson, whom I believe is a descendant of Samuel Ferguson. Will appreciate any information anyone would like to share.         Janine Pelfrey                        10 North Maywood Heights, Huntington, WV 25704             304-360-4177         janinepelfrey@hotmail.com

DAMRON, DEAN         Looking for information on these two families.         Louella Hall             wvgranny1@hughes.net

FARRIS             Looking for information on James, Nannie, Manervia, Nollie, Herman and Carl Farris in the Wayne and Ceredo areas. Time line 1880-1940. Burial site is Crescent Hill Cemetery.     Tamara Kisor         tamarakisor@aol.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. William 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@windstrean.net

ADKINS, SMITH, RATLIFF, BEAIRE, WHEELER, WILSON         I am looking for information on the following people, if anyone knows more than dates and children: Wyatt E. Adkins & spouse Catherine Smith; Wyatt Adkins and spouse Susan Ratliff; Samuel Beaire and spouse Susan York?; Joliff Beaire and spouse Nancy Adkins. I am especially interested in background information fro Susan Ratliff’s family.         Melba Guard guard_m@fuse.net

MEREDITH         I have located James and Cecillia Meredith at the Strother Cemetery. However, I have not been able to locate James’ parents, David and Mary Ann Meredith. Any help in locating their burial place would be helpful.     Gay Meredith Davis         waynesgem@bellsouth.net

COLLINS         I am looking for information on a person named Nancy Collins, who might be buried in the Collins Cemetery at Cove Gap. She is a long lost sister to my g.g. grandfather of Pike County, KY. I located her through her husband, Isaac Collins' military record. Are Isaac & Nancy buried there and if so, does he have a military tombstone?         Joyce Wallace         joycecwallace@comcast.net

JARRELL         Looking for information on a Jane Jarrell who died in Wayne County in 1870. Also interested in others of the Jarrell family buried in Wayne County.         William Jarrell             jrrllwllm14@yahoo.com

ADKINS, BARTRAM         Need help on the family of Della Adkins. Her parents were Sylvester and Hester Ann (Bartram) Aliff. Della was married first to Willard Adkins and second to Dyke Adkins. Willard & Della’s children were Herman, Della Uvada and Madia E “May” Adkins. Anything known of this family will be helpful.         Charlene Honaker             charlene_honaker@yahoo.com

WARD, COPLEY         I am researching the family of Stephen D. Ward and Sarah Ann Copley who were married 12/8/1882. Stephen’s brother James was a Confederate soldier. I teach history at South Point High School and would like to share my family history with my students next year. I am new at research and any help given will be much appreciated.         Stephen Baise             essybea@zoominternet.net

MOUNTS, MATHIS         Looking for information on the Mounts family of Logan County, especially Cotton Top Mounts. Am also interested in the Mathis family of Wayne County. Anything will be helpful.             Kimberly Lloyd             kimberlyannll@yahoo.com