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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Rev. Andrew J. LINVILLE

            Rev. Andrew J. LINVILLE, son of Logan and Nancy (Estep) Linville, was born in Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, December ~ 1843, and settled in Lincoln county in 1865. His parents came to Lincoln county in 1857. In Boone county. West Virginia, October 4, 1865, Andrew J. Linville and Nancy Stowers were joined in wedlock, and the children born of their union number nine: Thoomas, born February 18, 1867; John A, January 17, 1869; Victoria A., February 21, 1871; Jerusha, May 19, 1873; Leora J., July 13, 1875, died September 30, 1876; Albert L., July 14, 1877; Allen B., December 30, 1879; Emma N., January 5, 1882, and Boyd S., November 9, 1883. Mrs. Linville is a native of Boone county, born September 2, 1850, and her parents were William and Catherine (Hager) Stowers. Her father settled in Lincoln county in 1855; her mother is deceased. Andrew J. Linville has been supervisor of the county court, school commissioner, and secretary of the board of education. He enlisted in the late war in 1861, serving in the 7th West Virginia Battalion, Federal army. Again in 1864, he enlisted in Cornpany H, 67th Ohio Infantry, and April 2, 1865, he was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia: Mr. Linville is a Missionary Baptist minister. He entered this field of labor in 1873, and has been a faithful worker from that time. He is prosperously engaged in the mercantile business, also owning a store on Left fork of Mud river, and may be addressed at 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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