Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Charles DUNLAP


            Charles Dunlap is a son of Samuel and Isabelle (Furlley) Dunlap, and was born in Kanawha (now Lincoln) county, March 10, 1833, and in this county, December 25, 1859, the Rev. William Watts joined in wedlock Charles Dunlap and Elizabeth McCoznic. The children born of the union are: Margaret Jane, March 10, 1861; Lightburn, September 19, 1863; Luvenia, March 4, 1865; Samuel Oddi, March 30, 1867; Mosscenia, May 15, 1869; John W., February 25, 1871; Charles, March 13, 1873; Sarah Alice, September 22, 1874: Oliver, October 12, 1876; Lizzie, May 1, 1881. Mrs Dunlap was born in Boone county, March 10, 1839, and her parents came to Lincoln county while it was a part of Kanawha. Charles Dunlap has held the office of school trustee for a number of years. Samuel Dunlap, father of Charles, came from North Caroliana with his widowed mother, when he was but a small boy, and settled on Guyandotte river. Here he remained until he had reached manhood’s years, and then removed to a farm on Coal river, marrying Isahelle Furlley, and they settled on Cobbs creek. At this time there were but two families living on Cobbs creek, and now there are sixty-two families, and there are two churches and two school houses. Charles Dunlap is tilling the soil in Washington district, owning land four miles from the mouth of Cobbs creek. Direct any mail for him to Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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