Posted Queries for January 1999
DOBBINS, LOTT posted by Marianne on Monday, January 4, 1999

Need info on the DOBBINS family of Braxton County .... Samuel DOBBINS, a farmer, was born ca 1780 and died ca 1840-1850 .... His son John DOBBINS, a blacksmith, was born ca 1800 and married ca 1821 to Mary ? .... They had a daughter Susan born ca 1828 who married Caleb LOTT .... Any info on this family will make bells ring.


BROWN, CREW posted by Mary Beth Crew on Friday, January 8, 1999

My Grandfather, Harold Augustus CREW, was born ca 1900 and grew up at Weed Knob, WV which was situated at the juncture of Roane, Jackson, and Wirt counties .... His parents were Lorenzo Lee CREW and 1st wife Lillie BROWN CREW who married 06 Oct 1892 in Wirt County .... Lorenzo was born 02 Aug 1869 (where at?) and died 09 Jul 1921 at Weed Knob. Both are buried in the Center Valley Cemetery in Wirt County .... Where was Lorenzo born, when and where was Lillie born? Would like any info on Lorenzo, Lillie and their parents


TANNER posted by Karen Tanner Jackson on Sunday, January 10, 1999

I'm looking for information on the TANNER Cemetery located in Spencer. I need directions on how to get there by way of Parkersburg, WV .... Other information on the TANNER'S for Wirt and Roane counties is welcome.


FRY, HARLESS posted by on Monday, January 11, 1999

Seeking information on marriages, deaths, and children of the following family that went to Roane County from Boone County by 1855:
Husband - Harrison "Floyd" HARLESS - born 31 Jul 1824, VA - died 1907 (Roane?)
Wife - Elizabeth FRY HARLESS - born 18 Jan 1824, VA
1 Cynthia Ann HARLESS - born 06 Aug 1854, Boone Coounty
2 Sarah Frances HARLESS - born 13 Aug 1855 Spencer, VA - died 13 Jan 1937 Albuquerque, NM
3 Mary Ann HARLESS - born 09 Apr 1859 in Roane County, VA
4 James "Floyd" HARLESS - born 20 Oct 1859 in Roane County, VA
5 Preston Summer "Bud" HARLESS - born 09 Jun 1860 in Roane County, VA

Sarah (#2) was my great-grandmother .


COBB posted by Dick Cobb on Monday, January 11, 1999

I would like to obtain a copy of the will of Silas Alexander COBB, who may be my 4th great-grandfather .... He had a son, William H COBB and my 3rd great grandfather was William H COBB (bn 1796 PA) .... The will might help me learn if the two Williams are the same person .... I am formerly of Charleston, S Charleston, St Albans and Ward in WV. Any help with this is appreciated.


SNODGRASS, WIBLIN posted by Sue Snodgrass on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

Seeking information on any WIBLIN of Gay, WV .... My husband's grandmother, Ada Fern WIBLIN SNODGRASS, was raised by her aunt and uncle (Mr & Mrs James WIBLIN) .... Will appreciate any help.


VANHORN posted by O E VanHorn on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

I am trying to find the residence location in census microfilm or publications for my Grandfather, Moses Van Everett VANHORN in 1900 and 1910.... He was said to have been born in 1872 in Doddridge County and was married in Roane County .... He may have been in the Roane census, does anyone know?


ROBINSON posted by Debbie Robinson Perez on Thursday, January 14, 1999

I am looking for information on the descendants of Harrison ROBINSON, born Dec 1892, most likely in Jackson County, WV .... He moved early in his life to Roane County, and as far as I know, died there .... He married Unknown and had children: Emma, Carl, Bobby and others.


JACKSON posted by Johnny Jackson on Friday, January 15, 1999

Looking for Michael JACKSON from Roane County .... He served in the Union Army, possibly joining in Russell County .... The family lived at Gabe after the war .... His wife was Eunice and (their son) my gr-gr grandfather's name was Joseph Leander JACKSON .... Any help would be greatly appreciated


BAILEY, SEARS, SIERS posted by Becky Barreca on Sunday, January 17, 1999

I would like to learn family history for Smith and Orva (SIERS/SEARS) BAILEY who are both deceased .... Our relatives don't know the parents or grandparents names of this couple and I am hoping to find out here .... Can you help?


KEATON, NICHOLSON, WRIGHT posted by on Monday, January 18, 1999

Looking for information on Samuel WRIGHT who married Elsie KEATON .... not sure how many children they had .... One child's name was John Spencer WRIGHT who married Lydia A NICHOLSON, born 1882 .... They had 5 children: Chloe, Sam, James, Olive and Catherine .... Any information would be appreciated.


DUFF, SMITH posted by Bonnie Duff-Smith on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Seeking data on DUFF families, early settlers in Roane County, WV .... Would like to know parents of Robert SMITH who was murdered in the area .... Believe he may have been in law enforcement in the mid - late 1800's ?


HINZMAN, STARCHER posted by Connie Sears on Thursday, January 21, 1999

Would like help researching my HINZMAN and STARCHER families


BARNETTE, NORMAN posted by Kim Payne on Saturday, January 23, 1999

I am looking for any information on my great-great- grandfather Thomas NORMAN and his wife Elizabeth BARNETTE NORMAN .... I have his will which indicates that they lived in Linden, WV .... Any help would be greatly appreciated


BISSELL, HUSK posted by Danny Husk on Sunday, January 24, 1999

My grandfather was William Hobert HUSK, Sr (born 10 Jan 1885 in Roane County). He married Lydia Ann BISSELL .... My great-grandfather was John Husk (born 20 Sep 1844 in Greene County, PA) .... who married Henrietta Smith (born 25 Nov 1849 in Upshur County) .... I was told that Grandpa Bill worked on oil rigs as a carpenter .... I would like to read any articles on this, if possible .... I would like to hear from anyone with ties to this family.


TURLEY posted by Judy Gill on Tuesday, January 26, 1999

I would like to learn about the TURLEY Family Records complied by Beth Mitchell and Amelia Miller .... It was published in 1981 by the TURLEY Family Historical Research Association.


BARANT, BARART, BARN, BARNDT, BARNT, BARNTD, RUMNER, RUNNER posted by Paul Barndt on Saturday, January 30, 1999

Interested in any information concerning Thomas BARNTD / BARNDT / BARNT / BARART / BARANT / BARN(E)S. In the 1870 Roane County, WV census he is listed as Thomas BARNT and in the 1880 census as Thomas BARART or BARANT .... Thomas lived in or near Spencer probably 20 years .... Believe he married Mary RUMNER or RUNNER in May 1878 .... Thomas was born ca 1815 in Centre County, PA .... He served in the 45th PA Vol Inf during the Civil War .... He died June 1898 (Spencer?) .... His widow resided at Richardson, Calhoun County, WV


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