Posted Queries for February 1997
ARGABRITE, WARD posted by Susan DeHart on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Henry Wheeler WARD died Feb.19, 1920 in Roane County, Spencer,of heart trouble perhaps. Thank you for your help. I do not understand why the newspapers will not look this up since I have a date for them, but they will not, all requests for genealogy sent to them is sent to the historical society. He was born 1/12/1877 in Spencer, wife was Rosa Alice ARGABRITE, daughters-Alma, Ophelia, Grace and Jessie. Hope someone will help. Folks, I would like your help with the above obituary, Henry Wheeler Ward, 2/19/1920 please. I have just received word that the Archives in Charleston, WV does not have his obituary. They said to contact the Roane County Reporter and Spencer Times-Record. My dilemma is this. I have tried these papers in the past and they are not intersted in looking up this information no mattter that they have direct access to it. The Roane County Historical Society only found a death record not the obit in the library records. Does anyone know of someone in that who might be willing to go to the newspapers for me and get a copy of this? It would mean a great deal to me!!! I would pay for copying, postage and handling, etc gladly. I have no other ideas on how to get this information if it exists as I do not live in the area. Your help and advise is appreciated. Perhaps there is another avenue of research but I do not know of it, please advise as I want to learn where to look fo information.


BURDETTE, SCARBROUGH posted by Ron Kiser on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for relatives of Mike BURDETTE who died in Kanawha Co. in 1964. I think he was originally from the Jckson Co. area. His sons names were Ezra & Avreal. Avreal was my father-in-law. He died in 1990. He told me he had Indian in his blood. I'm looking for paternal & maternal connections to confirm the Indian heritage of my children. Also looking for ancestors of Robert SCARBROUGH & his wife.


HACKNEY, THOMPSON posted by Juliet Daniel on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Is anyone studying the history of 'Flat Fork District' of Roane Co and it's residents. I am looking for John H THOMPSON b1812c w/wife Jane HACKNEY THOMPSON. They were listed in the 1860-70-80 Roane Co census. Any tip would be appreciated.


KEE, ROBINSON posted by Melinda Larson on Saturday, February 15, 1997

: Searching for decendants of Alfred Newton "Bud" KEE and Electra Cathryn ROBINSON m. about 1883 in Lewis Co., WV. They had 5 children when they moved into Roane Co., where they had 8 more children. Electra was the sister of my gg grandfather, Elam Cummins ROBINSON. Thanks for your help. Melinda Collins Larson


BURDETTE, CAMPELL, SEAMAN posted by Rhonda Cable on Saturday, February 15, 1997

: I am researching ancestors that lived for a lengthy time in Roane and Jackson Counties. The names and dates of interest are: David W. SEAMAN b: 1830 in Va. married Nancy ---------- b: 1831 Children: Margaret J. b: January 1854 , B. (Brazelous) Hoyt b: October 29, 1854 in Ripley, Roane Co., WV married July 1, 1880 in Murraysville WV., Nancy Lavinia BURDETTE b: June 27, 1862 in Wood Co., WV., d: January 19, 1924 in Murraysville. B. Hoyt SEAMAN and Nancy BURDETTE are my great-great parents. According to what records I have recieved, mainly from a family Bible, the SEAMAN's and BURDETTE's lived in and around WV for several generations, it is my belief that they immigrated here from Scotland (Nancy BURDETTE's father Ellihu [ b: April 7, 1825 d: September 13, 1885] is believed to have come from Scotland and her mother Nancy CAMPELL [ b: August 8, 1827 , married: July 10, 1846 d: March 11, 1914 in WV] may have been born in England. Other children of David and Nancy are: Mary Jane or Martha b: April 1856 John B. b: October 1857 Powhatan b: July 1860 . I am very interested in finding information on this individual Mary F. b: September 1862 Orila b: July 1862 }It is speculated that these two are twins Flora A. b: July 1864 Because many of the above were born, lived, and died in WV I am hoping that there may be some bits of information or even "stories" of them floating around. Much of my information came from a family Bible but I would like to acquire accurate records. If you can provide any information or the names of some who maybe more helpful I will be forever grateful. Thank you.


GREATHOUSE, MCDADE posted by Mary Towne on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I would appreciate any information about John GREATHOUSE and spouse: Sarah MCDADE. John died 4 July 1866 in Roane County. I'm also interested in any information about their parents.


CLARK, KIDD, MARTIN, PARSONS, PRICE, ROYHILLS, WALLS posted by Patricia Jones on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for information about a KIDD family that lived around the Leather Wood or Sandyville area in about 1912.Charles Wesley KIDD (6/1887-5/1935) married May 10, 1902 Cora Belle MARTIN (?1883-4/1923) Children: Rosa (2/1906-5/1985), Lula, Roy, William, Jewel, Myrtle, Mary, Lonard, and Romie. Rosa was my mother and she married (11/1920) Walter Raymond CLARK (1900- 1951). They were somehow related to folks named: WALLS, PRICE, ROYHILLS, and PARSONS


ASHLEY, GREEN, HEIGHT, STARCHER posted by Donna Groves on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information on GREEN, William-Pvt.(Co. C.) Born about 1827. Served with 19th Virginia Cavalry. Captured Nov. 25, 1863, Roane County, WV(VA). Described age 36, farmer, residing in Roane County. Confined at Camp Chase, Oct. 31, 1863 and then confined at Rock Island, Illinois, Jan. 22, 1864. He took oath of allegiance and was released May 5, 1865. The 1880 census, Washington District, Jackson Co., listed as 53, farmer. Who were his parents??--Also, Looking for information on Rebecca A. STARCHER, born Oct. 30, 1880, Roane County., WV. Died Dec.17, 1914, Roane County. Married Charles Franklin ASHLEY, Nov. 9, 1904. Mother of Rebecca was Mary M. HEIGHT, born Greenbrier Co., VA. Rebecca's father was John Columbus STARCHER, born in Roane Co., WV. I am interested on any information on Rebecca's siblings. Their names are Charity F., Jacob, Caroline E., Emma Susan, and Christopher Columbus (from the Harmony area). Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!


PIERSON posted by Merry Anne Pierson on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information re: Simon or Samuel PIERSON believed to be in Jackson Co 1839-1850. Since Roane and Jackson boundaries changed so often I thought I should post here. He was born in PA, married a Sarah? had James Morgan in 1841 in Jackson Co. Trying to find his other children. Supposedly one is named Henry from my families HX but Haven't found any of them. Any help appreciated!!!


KISER, LEE, PARKER, RAINES, RUTHERFORD, TAYLOR posted by Iris WAKELING on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I would like to contact John Perry RAINES Hanna Jane LEE decendance to help identify the family members in two photos that I have of the John Perry Raines family and the Thomas H. Lee family. I am especially in need of Malissa E. Raines PARKER Shoulders children identification , Ola Raines/Ira TAYLOR children identification, Daniel M. Raines / Lola E. KISER children identification. The Thomas H. Lee family is Arther, Hanna Jane, Mary E., William, Thomas H, Charles, John L., Samuel, R.B (RUTHERFORD).


PARRIL posted by Mike Snodgrass on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm trying to find out who married Jennifer PARRIL of Spencer, WV. The marriage should have been in the last five years.


ASHLEY posted by Linda Sayre on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Just beginning research on these family lines in WV, and these married couples are as far back as I can currently go (all were probably married around the 1870's, born around 1850's): William Wiley ASHLEY m. Aunt Sis or Ma


LOWE posted by Peggy Engstrom on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for any info on LOWE's in Roane Co. especially around the Looneyville area.


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