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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Lewis W. LUSHER

            Lewis W. LUSHER, son of Irvin and Jennie (Blake) Lusher, was born in Cabell county, July 28, 1836, and has lived in what is now Lincoln county since he was twelve years of age. He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861, 8th Virginia Cavalry, was made prisoner in 1862 and held twelve months. His first wife was Cynthia H. Chapman and their children were born: Fannie, August 2, 1856; Elizabeth, May 14, 1858; Cynthia H., March 30, 1860, died October 23, 1876. Julia, daughter of Daring and Eveline (Belcher) Preston, was born in Franklin county, Virginia, July 26, 1843, and became the wife of Mr. Lusher in Lincoln county, in 1868. Their children were born: Sarah, May 3, 1869, died November 24th following; John I., September 4, 1870; Lewis L., March 26, 1872; George T., September 25, 1873; Wealthy F., February 19, 1875; Virgil L., January 29, 1877; Regina R., November 11, 1879; Mary F., April 21, 1881; Locus A., May 2, 1883. A brother of Mr Lusher having died, Mr. Lusher is rearing his children: Leffie Lee, born March 3,1869; Franklin, July 18, 1870; John E., July 1, 1872; Jennie E., February 14, 1873; Leoda, August 30, 1876; Edward and Frederick, September 1, 1877. Lewis W. Lusher is a man of considerable property, owning 2,250 acres of land on Mud and Guyandotte rivers, a part improved and the rest heavily timbered, with rich mineral, deposit. He has a coal vein from 11 to 12 feet. In addition to his farming he is extensively engaged in lumbering, and may be addressed at Hamlin, 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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