Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Robert Wellington RYAN


            Robert Wellington Ryan is a native of Virginia, born in Montgomery county, April 26, 1851, a son of William Corthen Ryan and Aphelia Frances (Vancestavern) Ryan. His father is an honored resident in this county; his mother died November 18, 1882. Caroline Miller was born in Boone county, (now) West Virginia, April 14, 1854, and is a daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Tunley) Miller. In Boone county, March 19, 1873, Robert W. Ryan and Caroline Miller were united in marriage, and the children of their union are two living, two deceased: Mary Ettie, born January 1, 1876, died May 1878; William E., December 25, 1878, died February 13, 1879; Dora Alice, born July 24, 1875; Daisie, October 29, 1881. Robert W. Ryan owns 175 acres on Big Horse creek, and cultivates about 40 acres, having the rest in timber. Coal, black band iron ore and building stone is found everywhere in the land. He lives on his farm, and has another tract of land in Boone county, which is in timber and abounds in coal and iron ore. He may be addressed at Gniffithsville, 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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