Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William N. WYSONG


            William N. Wysong, son of Creed and Emeline (Funk) Wysong, is a native of Cabell ccunty, West Virginia, born November 15, 1845, the year in which his parents settled in Lincoln county. He has been twice married, his first wife was Nancy Smith. In Hamlin, West Virginia, November 16, 1875, W. M. Wysong was united in wedlock with Bettie M., daughter of Judge Joseph W. and Nancy (Hanes) Holt. She was born in New Castle, Craig county, Virginia, October 24, 1859. To Mr and Mrs. Wysong three children have been given, born as follows: Willie, February 13, 1876; George, August 12, 1879; Lillie, December 9, 1880. Two brothers of Mr. Wysong served in the Confederate army during the late war, one of whom was killed at Drurys Bluff, Virginia. William M. Wysong was assessor of Lincoln county two years. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church (South) in 1879, and is Sabbath school superintendent. His wife became a member of the Presbyterian Church in 1873. Mr. Wysong is a merchant, dealing in dry goods, groceries, clothing, notions, boots and shoes, hats and caps. His motto is "Quick sales and small profits." Business and address, 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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