Posted Queries for May 1999
STEPHENS, WILLIAMS posted by Myrna Crapo on Sunday, May 2, 1999

I am looking for information on Alexander WILLIAMS who married Ann Eliza STEPHENS in 1865 in Kanawha County .... His children were George (bn 1860), Robert (bn 1867), Lewis E (bn 1869) and Charlotte S (bn 1872).


BURCH, RISER posted by Jim Morris on Sunday, May 2, 1999

My wife's ancestors were the RISER's .... Grandfather was Henry with wife Mary BURCH .... They lived at Riser's Ridge, WV - I'm having an awful time trying to find the EXACT county that Riser's Ridge is in, so I can see if anyone's researching that line .... Please, can someone point me in the right direction?


GRIFFITH posted by Merrilee Griffith on Monday, May 3, 1999

I am wondering if someone can help me locate 3 graves ? I have their death certificates, showing they all died in Roane County .... According to the census they lived in Curtis District :
1 - Jacob GRIFFITH - died 16 Sep 1894
2 - Nevel Jane GRIFFITH (twin) - died 12 Sep 1876
3 - Edward B GRIFFITH (twin) - died 26 Sep 1876


METZ, PRICE, PURSLEY posted by Kathy Barnett on Monday, May 10, 1999

(1) William E METZ, son of Tapley G METZ, was born Mar 1867 in Marion County, WV and died 06 Feb 1949 in Roane County, WV .... William married Minnie Elizabeth PRICE 04 Nov 1886 in Calhoun County .... Would very much like to hear from descendants of Tapley or William ....

(2) Ray Metz, son of William and Minnie, was born in 1901 in Leatherbark, Calhoun County.... He married Opha PURSLEY on 22 Nov 1924 in Spencer .... Would like to know their death dates and places of burial .... They died 1998 or 1999 in Spencer .... Will greatly appreciate any help,


BLOSSER, BLOSSERS, HANCOCK, MAYNE, SMITH posted by Tim Hancock on Monday, May 10, 1999

I am trying to locate Barbara Ruth BLOSSER who was born 09 May 1943 in Spencer, WV .... Her parents are James and Alice BLOSSER .... Barbara later married a SMITH and a HANCOCK in Indiana .... Barbara's mother later married a MAYNE .... This is all the information I have .... I have contacted several BLOSSERS in Spencer without success .... Any help would be very appreciated.


AYERS, COGAR, GREATHOUSE, KERBY, MACE, ROBERTS, SAMPSON, STARCHER, TANNER posted by Tammy Burch on Wednesday, May 12, 1999

I am at a brick wall and need help .... Would like to learn the parents of Wesley McDONALD who married Mary Louise TANNER .... Would like birth info on William AYERS SAMPSON, born 1859 .... Any info welcome on GREATHOUSE - KERBY - SAMPSON - ROBERTS - COGAR - MACE - and STARCHER.


SCOTT, WEAVER, WHYTSCEL, WINES posted by Lois Buchanan on Thursday, May 13, 1999

I have a Norville WEAVER who married Clarisca SCOTT .... They had a son Charles Calvin WEAVER, bn 28 Jan 1867, who married Sarah Jane WINES (dau of John WINES and Elizabeth WHYTSCEL) .... Charles and Sarah WEAVER had 5 children: Grover, bn Oct 188? - John, bn Jun 1891 - Rufus D, bn Dec 1892 - Maggie, bn Jan 1894 - and Cecil, bn Jul 1897 .... I would like to learn anything at all about this family and find other researchers I could talk with


CHEUVRONT, POWERS posted by Diane Barr on Monday, May 17, 1999

I am researching my great-great grandfather Joseph CHEUVRONT, born 1809 in Harrison County .... He was the son of Aaron CHEUVRONT and the grandson of Joseph Louis CHEUVRONT .... In the 1850 Jackson County census 225-229 Joseph and his wife Hannah lived next door to Aaron Charles CHEUVRONT .... In the 1860 Jackson census Hannah is listed as a widow .... It is said that he ran off with a POWERS woman, however, also I have a lead that he followed his brothers to Nebraska intending to send for his wife and he had amnesia in NE Kansas .... I am looking for any record of a divorce or his death .... Any help would be greatly appreciated.


PHILLIPS posted by Linda Terry on Thursday, May 20, 1999

I am trying to find information about my grandfather, Albert Lee PHILLIPS, born 22 Oct 1887 in Roane County .... His parents were Ulysses and Virginia PHILLIPS .... Albert died 15 Jun 1960 .... I know he had a brother named Gay .... Did he have other siblings ? Would like to know their names, dates of birth and death. Any info welcome.


COON posted by Martha Coyote on Friday, May 21, 1999

How might I find out anything about my great-grandfather, William Henry COON, who died in Spencer State Hospital, date unknown? He was in a mine cave-in about 1889 and 3 men were trapped, one died and the other two 'never recovered' .... In the 1900 Kanawha census he is listed as 'husband in asylum' .... In the 1900 Roane census he is listed as a patient at the hospital, age 48 years, born Feb 1852 and married 30 years. His names was listed as Henry COON .... How can I find the records?


COOK, MCCUMBER, MCCUMBERS posted by Louise McWhirt on Saturday, May 22, 1999

I am descended from a MCCUMBER family from Gallia and Meigs counties in Ohio and I think we have ties to West Virginia .... I would be grateful for any information on "MCCUMBERS Run" .... where or what is it? I am searching for my 4th great-grandfather, Rev Elijah MCCUMBER, who reportedly came with Barnabus COOK as a missionary to the then wilderness of the West Fork in Virginia/West Virginia


ABBOTT, GRIFFITH posted by Dawn on Saturday, May 22, 1999

Looking for family and ancestors of Whirley Brooks ABBOTT, born 27 Mar 1900 .... He married Nellie GRIFFITH and had 5 sons: Earl, Clifford, Rufus, Junior and Eugene .... He had sisters Bessie and Molly .... He may have been born in Kanawha County as that is where he registered for the draft .... He died March 1971.


BASHAM, SHREWSBURY posted by Lacy Shrewsbury on Monday, May 24, 1999

I am searching for my great-grandfather, John Burl SHREWSBURY, called "Fittified John" .... He was born in Wyoming County about 1849 .... He married Louisa A Elizabeth BASHAM on 01 Jan 1874 .... Later he was placed in the Spencer State Hospital and died there on 22 Jul 1902 .... His family does not know where he was buried although they believe it to be Roane County .... Did the hospital keep death and burial records of this type? Who can I contact? There is talk among our family that the hospital may have donated his body to "medical science".


DEAL, DRAKE, JUSTICE, KING, LOWDER posted by Dottie King on Wednesday, May 26, 1999

My husband is George Jackson KING, he lost his parents in NC when he was 8 years old. He and his 2 younger sisters were placed in a Knights of Pythias orphanage in Clayton, NC and they were not given any family records or pictures .... While attending the orphanage reunion last month in Raleigh, NC I researched in the NC State Archives and found the following info on death certificates from microfilm:

Father - George Jackson KING, dob 06/02/1891 in W.Va., died 06/03/1943 in Greensboro, NC
Mother - Susan LOWDER KING, born Sumter, SC, died in Clarkton, NC in 1937.

Grandfather - L Frank KING, dob 12/19/1860 in Left Hand, W.Va., died 12/12/1936 in Greensboro, NC
Grandmother - Elizabeth JUSTICE KING, of Left Hand, W.Va. - No death record found

Great-grandfather - J W KING - [John W KING - 1860 Roane census - pb]
Great-grandmother - Julia DEAL KING - [Cochran marriage record says Julia DRAKE - pb]

I would love to find someone who has researched members of the KING family. I am a newcomer to genealogy research online and am trying to do a family tree for my husband for his 70th birthday in August.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!


ROE posted by Carole Lee Roe Lee on Sunday, May 30, 1999

I am looking for more information on the ROE family that lived in Roane County .... My grandfather was John Wesley Roe .... He had 4 sons and 1 daughter and lived at Linden .... I would appreciate receiving any info.


ABBOTT, LAMP, WILLIAMS posted by Teresa Dawson on Sunday, May 30, 1999

I am searching my family tree and need info on my father's side .... His parents were Denzil Elroy LAMP and Eva Irene ABBOTT .... Denzil's parents were San Fran Cisco LAMP and Rachael WILLIAMS .... Would appreciate any help.


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