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Michael Derrick was born in what is now Kanawha County, West Virginia February 9, 1818, and died June 17, 1880, the son of Jonathan Derrick and Mary HAYNES. He attended school at Pocatalico, in the Poca District, married Julia Ann DAWSON daughter of John R. Dawson and Nancy "Libby" SMITH. Julia was born near Sissonville WV in 1822 and died in 1895. Their burial was in the Derrick Family Cemetery, on Derrick's Creek, Michael and Julia married in Kanawha County 2/8/1844 and lived on Derrick's Creek, (named after his father Jonathan) and raised a family of seven children: 1. Squire Wilson Derrick 1844-1910 m-1869 to Rachel Hero McClanahan 2. Addison Brown Derrick 1846-1865 never married. 3. Eletha Marium Derrick 1848-1865 never married 4. Adaney Agnes Derrick 1851-1908 m- 10/24/1878 to Emory M. Aultz and # to John W. Dawson in 1890 5. Elmina Malissa Derrick 1853-1921 m-1871 to Joseph B. Mairs. 6. Elmore Marion Derrick 1857-1934 m- Sidney Clinton 1878 and #2 Nancy Ellen HACKNEY 1883. 7. Franklin Lightburn 1860-1935 m-Eunice Anna Johnson 1892 Michael left a will, which he wrote May 30, 1880, leaving the home farm of 159 acres, all of his personal property, bonds, money, debts and accounts & etc. to his wife Julia. Also land conveyed to him by Joel S. Quarrier, 30 acres more or less, known as the "Scott" place to do with what ever she wished. Also the graveyard on the home farm, that was left in his father's will, for all Derrick connections and to be kept in good order. He left to his son Elmore M. Derrick 110 1/2 acres of land,(on South Side of Poca) land Elmore had already built a house on. After Julia's death, all personal property and etc. that was left, was to go to Squire, Elmore, Adaney, and Elmira.