Posted Queries for July 1999
DEAL, JUSTICE, KING posted by Dottie King on Thursday, July 1, 1999

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

Father - George Jackson KING, dob 06/02/1891 in W.Va. - died 06/03/1943 in Greensboro, NC

`Grandfather - L Frank KING, dob 12/19/1860, Left Hand, WVa - died 12/12/1936 Greensboro, NC
Grandmother - Elizabeth JUSTICE KING, 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 records say Julia DRAKE-pb]

Has anyone researched this family?


HAMILTON, HUGHES, JAMISON posted by Paul Hughes on Thursday, July 1, 1999

Josiah HUGHES was born 17 Oct 1860 in Roane County (W)VA, a son of John and Margaret JAMISON HUGHES .... Josiah married Mary HAMILTON 08 Aug 1893 and they had one daughter, Mamie Ruth. Josiah had been a teacher and principal in Roane and Kanawha counties for almost 40 years .... He wrote a book entitled Pioneer West Virginia which he published in 1932 .... He also wrote a series of pamphlets entitled Branches of Common School Knowledge in a Nutshell which were intended to prepare prospective teachers to take their examinations for certification. Josiah, who died in the early 1930's in Charleston, was a brother of Paul HUGHES' grandfather, Monroe HUGHES. Paul HUGHES has been unable to locate any of these pamphlets (or copies) and requests your help in finding them. He would appreciate any assistance.


EVANS, WESTFALL posted by Ann Des Lauriers on Monday, July 5, 1999

I'm looking for info on Matilda Ann EVANS, bn ca 1804, daughter of Miller and Sarah EVANS. On 25 Jun 1854 she married my great-great grandfather, Noah WESTFALL, and had 5 children by him. Matilda died ca 1869. Would appreciate any info on this family.


SHORT, SILL, SPRINGSTON posted by Lynette Henline on Wednesday, July 7, 1999

I am hoping someone can help me. A long time ago my grandmother (deceased in 1989) told my father that there was some kind of family history or family tree for the Springston's in Spencer .... These are the names I have: James Ira SPRINGSTON (1872-?) married Martha A SILL (ca 1874-?) on 25 Mar 1897....

James was a son of George Washington SPRINGSTON (1850-1942) and Nancy Ann SHORT (1847-1911) who married in 1870 .... Martha was a daughter of Samuel SILL .... I would appreciate any help I can get in finding information on my ancestors.


ABBOTT, ASHLEY, GRIFFITH, PETTIT, SMITH posted by Dawn on Saturday, July 10, 1999

I am looking for information on Whirlie Brooks ABBOTT, born 27 Mar 1900 in Roane County to Hezekiah C ABBOTT and Virginia Ruth PETTIT, who married 02 Feb 1882 .... They are buried in Amma, WV at the Reed Cem.Their children were:

George T .... Nov 1882 , died 1942, buried Amma, WV at the Reed Cem
Cora M ...... Apr 1884, mar Ernest ASHLEY, died 1948, buried Amma, WV at Reed Cem
Mary E/C ... Jun 1888
Minnie V .... Mar 1893
Clarence ..... Jul 1890
Willie I ....... Sep 1897
Whirlie Brooks Mar 1900 .... married Nellie GRIFFITH (when/where?)

Would like to learn about Whirlie and Nellie's families .... Whirlie's father, Hezekiah C Abbott was a son of Thomas ABBOTT and Sarah Jane SMITH


HUSK posted by Danny Husk on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

My great-grandfather, John HUSK, was in the 6th West Virginia Infantry from 1861 - 1865 .... I have been reading that this regiment was formed to guard the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during the Civil War .... Unfortunately, there is little history that I can find as it was more of a "home guard" unit .... I would appreciate hearing from anyone that could shed a little more personal narritive or documentation on this unit.


SEABOLT posted by Kathy Calhoun on Sunday, July 18, 1999

I am researching Jacob SEABOLT, from North Carolina .... He was born 06 Jul 1804 and died 17 Jul 1883 .... He was the father of Levi and Lewis SEABOLT.


CARPER, GANDEE, NIDA, PAXTON, WESTFALL posted by Lisa Carper on Sunday, July 18, 1999

I would like to obtain a book written in 1985 by Peggy Grubbs titled The Carpers of Roane County" .... Does anyone know the address where I can write to her about getting a copy? .... I would also like contact with anyone researching my ancestors :

My grandparents were Bradford Lee CARPER, Sr and Mabel Mae WESTFALL (mar 14 Jan 1937)
His parents were Riley Monroe CARPER and Janet GANDEE (mar 07 Jun 1906)
His parents were Miles CARPER and Jane Dicena PAXTON (mar 18 Dec 1871)
His parents were Nicholas CARPER and 2nd wife Sarah NIDA (mar 25 Oct 1837 Giles)


ASHLEY, TOWNSEND posted by Tom Townsend on Sunday, July 18, 1999

Would like info regarding Margaret TOWNSEND, born 1859 in Gilmer County, who married James S ASHLEY 22 Jul 1878 in Roane County .... Children? .... Where and when did she die?


REYNOLDS posted by Betty Briggs on Monday, July 19, 1999

Does anyone know of any early church records for Jackson County? My ggg-grandfather, Reuben REYNOLDS, was reported to have 'preached in the wilderness in 1827' .... Would love to find records of his children.


CONANT, ICARD, MURRAY, MURRY, ROBINSON posted by Debbie Robinson on Tuesday, July 20, 1999

I am looking for any information on marriages, births, deaths and descendants for the following: (per 1900 Roane County census - Reedy District):

E H MURRY - b 1850
M - b 1882 [Mahala MURRY married 1904 to T A ICARD b 1860 Harrison Co.]
Cordelia - b 1883
A - b 1885 (male)
George - b 1889
Benjamin - b 1891
John - b 1893
Norma/Nonna - b 1894

Wife Ida F ROBINSON MURRAY had died by the 1900 census. She was born in 1864 to Benjamin F ROBINSON and Charlotte CONANT ROBINSON .... Sure could use some help with this line .... Is there still family in the area?


SEABOLT posted by Kathy Calhoun on Tuesday, July 20, 1999

Are there any SEABOLT's now in Roane County?


CURTIS, SHORT posted by Jo Ann Stephens on Wednesday, July 21, 1999

I am looking for info on Blanche, Elliot and Louis SHORT, who were the children of Martha CURTIS and Josephus SHORT


HOLBROOK posted by Ken Holbrook on Saturday, July 31, 1999

I read the Spencer State Hospital story with much interest as I had an uncle there, Lincoln HOLBROOK, from 1912 till his death in 1936 .... How can I find out what happened to his body or find out where he is buried? .... Someone said they had their own cemetery - are there records as to who was buried there? .... Where are the hospital records kept from those days? Did they do their own burials? .... I would be grateful for any information.


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