Posted Queries for January thru February 1998
COX, KNISELEY posted by Rosamund Ball on Friday, January 2, 1998

Is anyone down there doing any research on the COX family - the descendants of Isaac Perry and Mary KNISELEY COX ? I'd be interested in contacting anyone who is working on that line.


BURCHFIELD, HARPER, PEAKE, TAYLOR posted by Sandra Schneider on Saturday, January 3, 1998

Rachel TAYLOR was the wife of John A. HARPER. Seeking any information about Rachel's parents or her place and date of birth. Also would like to hear from anyone working on the BURCHFIELD line. Jonathan BURCHFIELD married Lainey PEAKE BURCHFIELD, probably in Virginia.


ALLEN, SHOMO, WILSON, YOHO posted by Terry Wilson on Friday, January 9, 1998

Looking for connections with some ALLENs. Isaac ALLEN (born 1844 Wetzel Co., VA/WV, died about 1918 Roane Co.) married Margaret Ann YOHO in 1864... Their son, James Simpson ALLEN (born 23 Feb 1879, Hundred, WV, died 11 Jan 1955 Shelby, OH, buried Cloverleaf Cem) married Bertha WILSON in 1904 in Uler/Euler, WV... Their son, Franklin Pierce ALLEN (born 1905 Newton, WV died after 1954) married Eula Carmen SHOMO (born about 1903 and still living)... Also Emory SHOMO who died in early 1900's mysteriously in Roane Co. area. Any help will be appreciated.


PURSLEY posted by Kathy Barnett on Wednesday, January 21, 1998

Roane surname PURSLEY.


BARR, SKIDMORE posted by Karen Hughes on Saturday, January 24, 1998

Trying to locate a Barrs or Barr Cut Cemetery near Spencer, WV.... Tracing my great-great grandfather David SKIDMORE, who may be buried there .... My great-grandfather SKIDMORE married a Victoria BARR.... Appreciate help in finding this cemetery.



Love to have obituaries for my great-grandparents .... Lindsey E. SMITH (bn 1842 Pike Co., KY - died 23 Feb 1917 Amma, WV) and first wife Nancy L J CARPER SMITH (bn 22 Apr 1851 Giles Co. VA - died during 1901 in Roane Co.) .... They married 26 Jan 1869 in Roane , had 11 children who lived .... (1)Anna Belle MOORE RADER .... (2) Arminta Florence KING .... (3) Mary "Ella" MAY .... (4) Virginia Reese "Jenny" SMITH .... (5) Nancy Allis "Att" BARNES TAWNEY .... (6) Hulda "Hud" RUNNIONS .... (7) James M. SMITH .... (8) Marium "Lulu" RUNNION LEDSOME .... (9) Floyd H. SMITH .... (10) Lindsey F. SMITH (my line) .... and (11) Eva Alice "Evy" FUGATE TAYLOR JONES


CRINER, NICHOLS, NIDA, SINNETT posted by John Sagert on Monday, January 26, 1998

My mother was from the Walton, WV area, her name was Wanda SINNETT. I have been doing SINNETT family history for some time and am back into England with them .... However, her mother is a different story. I'm looking for families by the name of NICHOLS, NIDA or CRINER .... Thank you for any help you can give me.


ELLIS, TAWNEY posted by M Ellis on Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Looking for information on TAWNEY and ELLIS families of Roane County.... My grandmother Hester TAWNEY married George ELLIS.


FOSTER, KELLEY, STULL posted by Martha Johnson on Friday, January 30, 1998

Seeking information on Oscar KELLEY (born 1880) who married Margaret ? .... Their son Garret KELLEY married Katherine FOSTER (born 1905-died 1978) .... Katherine's parents were Benjamin Franklin FOSTER and Laura Belle STULL .... roots were in Roane County but later lived in Wheeling, WV .... any info greatly appreciated.


BOWEN, BROWN, FRAME posted by Dennis Brubaker on Monday, February 2, 1998

I am looking for 2 birth records: (1) Sylvia Opal BOWEN ... Born 26 Sep 1905 ... A daughter of Simon Peter BOWEN and Adeline Araminta FRAME. (2) Adaline Araminta FRAME ... born in 1875 ... A daughter of Clark FRAME and Marienda (Malinda) BROWN. Any help is greatly appreciated


ALLEN, CAMPBELL, GEIST, HUGHES posted by Nathan Zipfel on Saturday, February 7, 1998

Looking for a Mrs. Howard HUGHES who lived in Spencer in 1944 and her sister, Mrs. Orin CAMPBELL. who lived in Clendenin during the same time period .... They were the daughters of James F. and L. D. ALLEN GEIST of Jefferson County, PA .... The GEIST'S had 3 daughters; Electra, Arlene, and Helen .... Not sure which daughter married the HUGHES and CAMPBELL men. Any help appreciated in tracking down descendants of these 2 ladies


GEIST posted by Nathan Zipfel on Sunday, February 8, 1998

Researching the family of Jacob E. (Jay) GEIST (1892 - Mar 1982) and Pauline GEIST (1894 - July 1978). Both are buried at Eventide Cemetery.


BOGGS, RYAN posted by Mark Rain on Sunday, February 8, 1998

Does anyone know about a Gilmer BOGGS, who I believe was from Roane Co.? He married a Lucille RYAN in the late 1920's and reportedly had 3 children .... Does anyone have information on this family?



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I am looking for information about the families (including parents) of the following:
Leatha SLEETH, married George JONES .... daughter Irene married a RHODES.
John SLEETH, married Mary CLARKSON .... daughter Sarah J. (born Aug 12, 1872 - died Dec 16, 1950), married a HARPER.
Edwin SLEETH, married Melissa HOLLY .... daughter Laura (born 1894 Roane Co. - died Jun 25, 1937) wife of Albert H. Haynes.
William SLEETH (bn Mar 1867 Roane Co.), married Viola J. GADD (born Jan 1869 Kanawha Co.) .... Their children:
  • a. Mary G. (bn June 1890)
  • b. Ella V. (bn Apr 1892), who married Dennis PHILLIPS Dec 4, 1909
  • c. Birdie S. (bn Jul 1894), who married Claude H. CASTO Sep 22, 1911
  • d. Roy M. (bn Nov 1896)
  • e. Ollie M. (bn Aug 1899, female)
    John SLEETH, married Mary WRIGHT
    Floyd Jackson SLEETH, died Apr 10, 1947
    Jane SLEETH, died Oct 11, 1875
    Madaline SLEETH, died Jun 18, 1921 Any help would be greatly appreciated.


ELMORE, PAXTON posted by Cynthia Hoffman on Friday, February 13, 1998

Researching Zedekia or Zedoc ELMORE who may be in the 1870 Roane County, WV census .... Also looking for Winfield Worth PAXTON .... He may be in the 1870 or 1880 Kanawha Co., WV census with wife Rena or Malinda ....


GREATHOUSE, LONGFELLOW, SPRINGSTON posted by Jackie Jones on Saturday, February 21, 1998

Need death date for Susan L. GREATHOUSE LONGFELLOW JACK ca 1896, who was born in Roane County ca 1872 to William M. GREATHOUSE and Luda Elizabeth SPRINGSTON. Susan first married Stacey LONGFELLOW and had 2 sons, Fred L. and Edward C. .... After Stacey's death she married Lorenzo Dow JACK and had 3rd son Clarence Cecil JACK (my grandfather) in July 1896 .... Susan died soon after this birth and Lorenzo moved to Cabell County .... Is there any birth information for 3rd son Clarence Cecil JACK in Roane County? .... Desire any information about Susan


LITTON, RHODES posted by Joyce Mertens on Sunday, February 22, 1998

Looking for information on my great-grandparents, John RHODES and Louisa LITTON RHODES. John's brother Peter RHODES lived to be over 100 years old in Roane Co .... Any help with John & Louisa is most welcome.


HAWKINS, TAYLOR posted by Marion Kingery on Thursday, February 26, 1998

Looking for any information on my great-grandparents, General Washington TAYLOR and Nora Lucreitia HAWKINS. All I know are their names. Any information greatly appreciated


BROWNING, DRENNEN, NAYLOR posted by Donna Shouldis on Friday, February 27, 1998

My grandfather Charles M. DRENNEN (born 1891) married Rosa BROWNING and lived at Grannies Creek in Geary District. They are buried in the King Cemetery .... Charles was a son of James F. DRENNEN (born 1850) and Mary E. Ashley Drennen who married 05 May 1867 .... James F. was a son of John Drennen and Mary NAYLOR DRENNEN .... Would like information on their lives and origins. Any photos available?


HUNT, SMITH posted by Ken Smith on Saturday, February 28, 1998

My father was James Robert SMITH, born 8 or 10 May 1886 in Roane Co., WV .... He was the only son of George Westly SMITH and Sarah HUNT. After Sarah's death George married Claire/Clara Unknown. He was known as "Lumber King". After 1912 he lived in Sacramento, Calif .... I have very little knowledge of George and his Roane County life .... Greatly desire contact with relatives or researchers


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