Wayne County, West Virginia Biographies


         The following are just some of Wayne County, West Virginia's pioneers, politicians and other individuals. Following the names (if known) are years of birth and death (many of the biographies of individuals have been extracted from books published prior to the individual's death); birthplace; parents' names; occupation; spouse (including year of marriage); hometown (in Wayne County); and surnames that were mentioned in the biography (in italics).
         Note: In many cases, these surnames could have been merely a mention; others include more information. Occasionally, these links to more complete biographies will contain names, birthdates, and additional information on the individual's parents, siblings, and children.
         If you can supply additional information on any of these individuals - or if you have biographies of other folks in Wayne County (they don't have to be famous!), please contact me and I will either include your information here (attributed to you and/or your source) or link to your website on Surnames and Family Websites.
         Please note all attempts have been made to provide correct information; the accuracy of the facts are only as good as the transcriptions and published sources. It is always advisable to attempt to verify any information you find on any website or even in many books, particularly older and family publications. While there is never an attempt to publish erroneous information, transcribers can make mistakes, handwriting can be misread, and family information handed down can change with each version. Therefore, the more information you can collect on your ancestors, the better the chances are that you will find more than one source with the same information (and thus, factual data).

    This page is under construction and will change as new information becomes available!
    Updated 3 February 2009

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    • Charles M. ADKINS, Labor candidate for West Virginia house of delegates, Wayne County, 1934

    • George Washington ADKINS (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • Hezikiah ADKINS (1867-?); born Cabell County, West Virginia; son of Jesse and Elizabeth (Stanley) Adkins; farmer, Wayne County surveyor, deputy sheriff, assistant county clerk, county clerk, county engineer, assistant clerk of the Circuit Court; 1886 married Florida ADKINS, daughter of Jacob and Eliza Adkins; Adkins, Bing, Gose, Mills, Tony

    • Rev. Jackson ADKINS (1835-?) Coming Soon

    • Lamech ADKINS (1819-?) Coming Soon

    • Richard ADKINS (1844-?) Coming Soon

    • Spencer ADKINS (1849-?) Coming Soon

    • Tilmon ADKINS (1856-?) Coming Soon

    • Washington ADKINS (1824-?) Coming Soon

    • William ARTRIP (bef. 1800-?); Sperry, Loar, Vinson

    • James David ATKINS (1848-?) Coming Soon

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    • Thomas Jefferson BAKER (1846-?) Coming Soon

    • Rev. William Tunnel BALL (1827-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of Robert and Sarah (Wilson) Ball; commissioner of revenue, justice of the peace, minister; 1848, married Elizabeth CLAY, daughter of Jordan and Mary (Cartier) Clay; Echo, Butler District of Wayne County; Ball, Cartier, Clay, Walker, Wilson

    • Samuel Cinclare BARTHOLOMEW (1830-?); born Clinton County, Pennsylvania; son of Wendel and Sarah (McGill) Bartholomew; Wayne County Sheriff, second lieutenant in the Federal Army (Company G, 203rd Pennnsylvania Infantry, millwright; 1855 married Mary Ann BOTTORF, daughter of George and Hattie McFasson Bottorf; Ceredo; Bartholomew, Bottorf, McFasson, McGill

    • David BARTRAM (1836-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of William and Luna (Wellman) Bartram; farmer, blacksmith, captain of the state militia, and deputy sheriff, Wayne County; 1858, married Eliza Jane RATLIFF, daughter of Washington and Anna (Damron) Ratliff; Fort Gay, Butler District, Wayne County; Bartram, Damron, Ratliff, Wellman

    • Rev. Richard Allen BILLUPS (1827-?); born Cabell County, Virginia; son of Samuel and Sarah W. (Chandler) Billups; minister; 1848, married Huldah W. MOORE, daughter of Olive and Mary (Chandler) Moore; Billups, Chandler, Crabtree, Farmer, Frasher, Grizzle, McCorkle, Moore, Thompson

    • John Ernest Monterville BING (1846-?); born Meigs County, Ohio; son of John and Sarah (Entsminger) Bing; soldier, justice of the peace, teacher; 1868, married Samaria Elizabeth SKINNER; Bing, Burwell, Entsminger, Skinner

    • Ralph Linten BLANKINSHIP, Jr. (1858-?) Coming Soon

    • Harvey BLOSS (1838-?) Coming Soon

    • Hiram BLOSS (1805-?) Coming Soon

    • Isaac BLOSS, Sr. (1802-?) Coming Soon

    • Isaac BLOSS (1832-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Hiram and Maria (Ferguson) Bloss; recruiting officer, enrolling office, and scout, Federal Army during Civil War, deputy U.S. marshall, postmaster; 1854 married Sarah Ann McCLURE, daughter of William and Lucretia Chapman McClure; Ceredo Bloss, Chapman, McClure

    • John BLOSS (1812-?) Coming Soon

    • Jefferson BOOTH (1815-?) Coming Soon

    • Henry Fisher BOWEN (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • John B. BOWEN, Member West Virginia state senate, 8th District, 1863-65

    • Thomas M. BOWLES (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • Boss C. BROMFIELD (1886-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Boss C. and Parllee (Davis) Bromfield; fireman, coal miner, farmer, Wayne County Sheriff; 1910 married Margaret FERGUSON, daughter of Anthony Wayne and Margaret (Ferguson) Ferguson; Bromfield, Davis, Ferguson

    • Richard Ripley BROWN (1813-?) Coming Soon

    • Hatfield BRUBECK aka "Zip," Republican candidate for West Virignia state house, 1942; West Virginia state senate, 5th District, 1956

    • Hon. Goble G. BURGESS (1844-?) West Virginia state house of delegates, Wayne County, 1870; West Virginia state senate, 6th District, 1883-85 More information coming soon

    • Perry Emerson BURT (1866-?); born West Lafayette, Ohio; son of James Bradner and Margaret Jane (Beall) Burt; manager of Saks Stamping Company of Westmoreland, West Virginia (formerly Ohio Valley Enameling Company), college teacher, high school principal; 1895 married Anna Linnard McCANN, daughter of John and Mary (Miles) McCann and 1917 married Eleanor McGUGIN; Beall, Bradner, Burt, McCann, McClain, McGugin, Miles

    • Frank Delos BUSH (1839-?) Coming Soon

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    • Frank CANTERBURY, West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1964

    • Max F. CAREY, Democrat, West Virginia state house, 1943-44

    • Elias Adkins CHILDERS (1833-?) Coming Soon

    • Thomas Newton CHRISTIAN (1831-?) Coming Soon

    • William Nathan CLAY (1865-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; farmer, Justice of the Peace of Barboursville District, West Virginia state house for Cabell County; Democrat

    • Lafayette COLE (1837-?) Coming Soon

    • Isaac C. COLLINS Coming Soon

    • Ira Goff COPLEY (1821-?) Coming Soon

    • William Joseph CORNWELL (1856-?) Coming Soon

    • Isaac F. COUNTS (1845-?) Coming Soon

    • James COWAN (1821-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of Samuel and Hannah (Butcher) Cowan; farmer; 1844, married first Hester Ann TURLEY and second, 1855, Sarah Octavia BUTCHER, daughter of daughter of Reuben and Rachel (Dick) Butcher; Butcher, Cowan, Hines, Hutton, Pack, Reynolds, Turley

    • William COWIE (1858-?) Coming Soon

    • George Mahlon CRABTREE (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • Roswell F. CYRUS (1829-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of Abraham and Sarah (Blue) Cyrus; farmer; 1869, married Caroline Lockwood, daughter of William and Sarah (White) Lockwood; Blue, Cyrus, Lockwood, White

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    • Samuel DAMRON Sr. (1793-?) Coming Soon

    • Clayton C. DAVIDSON, Democrat, West Virginia state house, 1966

    • L.D. DAVIS (1858-?) Coming Soon

    • William Allen DEAN (1854-?) Coming Soon

    • David DICK (1824-?) Coming Soon

    • Hiram DICKERSON (1833-?); born in Wayne County, Virginia; son of Hiram C. and Rebecca (Osborn) Dickerson; minister, farmer, teacher; 1874, married Emarine BARTRUM, daughter of Lewis and Eliza Frances (Walker) Bartrum; Bartrum, Dickerson, Osborn, Walker

    • Rev. William Vincent DICKERSON (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • Henry C. DUNCAN (1842-?) Coming Soon

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    • William EVICK (1842-?) Coming Soon

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    • Lilburn FARMER (1850-?) Coming Soon

    • William Everett FEAZEL (1825-1882) Coming Soon

    • Burwell FERGUSON (1825-?) Coming Soon

    • Charles Walker FERGUSON (1892-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Lucian and Fannie P. (Ferguson) Ferguson; veteran WWI, instructor, attorney, prosecuting attorney of Wayne County; 1919 married Shirley BURGESS, daughter of J.B. and Eria (Garrett) Burgess; Burgess, Ferguson, Garrett, McClure

    • Jefferson FERGUSON (1833-?) Coming Soon

    • Milton J. FERGUSON, Vice-chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, 1964; U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1965-69. See a couple of Civil War links for more references to Milton J. Ferguson — the 16th Virginia Cavalry and a pen and ink drawing of Milton Jemison Ferguson

    • Richard C. FERGUSON (1873-?); born Frederick County, Maryland; son of Samuel T. and Emma (Cromwell) Ferguson; operating manager for wood alcohol plant, bookkeeper and paymaster lumber company; 1910 married Sue STROTHER, daughter of Elihu and Letitia (Carr) Strother; Carr, Cromwell, Ferguson, Strother

    • Samuel J. FERGUSON (1832-?) Coming Soon

    • William Kimball FERGUSON (1874-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; teacher, fanner, Justice of the Peace, Weat Virginia state house; Democrat; Fort Gay

    • Thomas Henry FINDLEY (1835-?) Coming Soon

    • Robert K. FLANAGAN, Democrat, West Virginia state house, 1966

    • John J. FRALEY (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • William H. FRALEY (1844-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Stephen and Sarah (Hobbs) Fraley; preacher, farmer; married Dicy Ann ADKINS, daughter of William and Christena (Lucas) Adkins; Millers Fork; Adkins, Ferguson, Fraley, Hobbs, Lucas

    • George W. FRAMPTON (1860-?) Coming Soon

    • George Washington FRAZIER (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • Chapman FRY (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • Cumberland FRY (1857-?) Coming Soon

    • Hon. Albert C. FULKERSON (1850-?); born Piketon, Pike county, Kentucky; son of Martin and Elizabeth Anna (Mims) Fulkerson; attorney, cattle rancher, state representative; 1872, married Nannie SMITH, daughter of Edmund McGinnis and Jane (Curnutt) Smith; Curnutt, Fulkerson, Hughs, Lear, Martin, Massey, Mims, Smith

    • Horace FULLER (1847-?) Coming Soon

    • Hiram FULLER (1841-?); born in Pike county, Kentucky; son of John and Selie (Anderson) Fuller; farmer; 1866, married Martha Ann WARD, daughter of Harrison and Mary Ann (Christian) Ward; Anderson, Christian, Fuller, Ward

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    • William B. GARRETT (1858-?) Coming Soon

    • Charles Hanceford GILKISON, Rev. (1842-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Morris and Lucinda (Adkins) Gilkison; Civil War volunteer in Company H, 16th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate army, farmer, pastor; 1866 married Nancy ADKINS, daughter of Millington and Clarissa (Gilkison) Adkins; Lick Creek; Adkins, Gilkison, Jenkins

    • John Russell GRIFFITH (1858-?) Coming Soon

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    • J. Floyd HARRISON, Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia; Member West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945

    • Thomas HARRISON (1825-?) Coming Soon

    • Joseph F. HATTEN (1837-?); born Lawrence County, Kentucky, son of Jonah and Sarah (Smith) Hatten; farmer, merchandising; 1860, married first Mary H. FANIN, and second, 1874, Mary J. Wheeler, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth A. (Hager) Wheeler; Fanin, Hager, Hatten, Smith, Wheeler

    • George Washington HAWK (1830-?) Coming Soon

    • Walter H. HENSLEY, Republican, West Virginia state house, 1958; Mayor, city of Kenova, 1935, 1937 and 1947

    • Stephen HERALD (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • John T. HEREFORD, Jr., Republican candidate for West Virginia state house, 1934

    • Elisha K. HOBBS (1856-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Arthur and Mary A. (Fraley) Hobbs; farmer; 1875 married Nancy Ann WATTS, daughter of Russell and Vicy (Adkins) Watts; Stonewall Districit, Tooley; Adkins, Fraley, Hobbs, Watts

    • Lorenzo Dow HOBBS (1849-?), born Wayne County, West Virginia, on Camp Creek of Twelve Pole; son of Arthur and Mary A. (Fraley) Hobbs; farmer; 1875 married Maria Ann BLANKINSHIP, daughter of William Preble and Mary Jane (Adkins) Blankinship; Beech Fork at the mouth of Turkey Camp Branch, Tooley; Adkins, Blankinship, Fraley, Hobbs

    • Andrew Keyser HOLBROOK (1847-?) Coming Soon

    • Belle Vinson HUGHES - whose daughter, Eloise Hughes Smith, was a survivor of the Titantic. This article isn't really a biography of Belle Vinson Hughes, who was married to Congressman James A. Hughes, but more of a story of Eloise's survival of the sinking of the Titanic. Astor, Brown, Butt, Daniel, Guggenheim, Harris, Hughes, Mays, Raft, Smith

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    • Solomon IRONS (1820-?) Coming Soon

    • Rev. John JARREL (1806-?) Coming Soon

    • Rev. William JARREL (1831-?) Coming Soon

    • John JONES (1817-?) Coming Soon

    • John JONES (1829-?) Coming Soon

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    • H.E. KENNEY, Labor candidate for West Virginia state house, 1934

    • Andrew KEYSER (1857-?) Coming Soon

    • Reuben Gideon KIRK (1824-?) Coming Soon

    • Rueben Gideon KIRK (1857-?) Coming Soon

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    • Homer Thomas LAMBERT (1884-?); born Kilgore, Boyd County, Kentucky; son of Samuel T. and Maggie (Simpson) Lambert; electrician, master mechanic, traveling salesman, jobber for mine, mill and general contractor, president and general manager of the H.T. Lambert Company, president of the Linville Oil and Gas Company; 1908 married Vernon WEBB, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Brewster) Webb; Huntington; Brewster, Christian, Ferguson, Hill, Lambert, Simpson, Webb

    • J.T. LAMBERT, Wayne, Wayne County; Alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1936

    • Mrs. J.T. LAMBERT, Wayne, Wayne County; Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928

    • James H. LAMBERT (1841-?); born Lawrence county, Kentucky, son of James and Elizabeth (Stith) Lambert; merchant, postmaster, rancher; 1862, married Louary CYRUS, daughter of Jesse and Sally (White) Cyrus; Cyrus, Lambert, Stith, White

    • John Calvin LAMBERT (1840-?) Coming Soon

    • Rufus LESTER, Democrat, West Virginia state house, 1934

    • John Ward LLOYD (1846-?) Coming Soon

    • John Wesley LUTHER (1874-?); born Shoals, Wayne County, West Virignia; undertaker and embalmer, Supervisor of the Spencer Hospital, Councilman of city of Webb, West Virginia state senate; Republican; Welch, West Virginia

    • Jacob LYCAN (1830-?) Coming Soon

    • Donald M. LYKINS, Republica candidate for West Virginia State House, 1956

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    • Stephen Rathbun McCLURE (1842-?) Coming Soon

    • Taylor Bascom McCLURE (1847-?) Coming Soon

    • C.H. McKOWN, "Jackie," (1907-?); Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia; born Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia; Democrat, West Virginia state senate, 5th District, 1941-56, 1959-72; Methodist, Member Freemasons, Shriners, Elks, Lions, Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa

    • James McQUIN (1820-?) Coming Soon

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    • Joseph Jefferson MANSFIELD aka Joseph J. MANSFIELD (1861-1947); born in Wayne County, West Virginia; moved to Texas 1881; Columbus, Colorado County, Texas; Democrat; County Judge, 1896; U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District 1917-47, died in office; Member Freemasons; Interment Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Texas. See Congressional Biography

    • William Lawrence MANSFIELD (1854-?) Coming Soon

    • Jacob M. MARCUM (1824-?) Coming Soon

    • John St. Clair MARCUM (1851-?) Coming Soon

    • Lace MARCUM (1854-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of Stephen M. and Jane Marcum; attorney; 1879, married Nannie J. DAMRON, daughter of William and Elizabeth Damron Damron, Marcum

    • Thompson MATHIS (1845-?) Coming Soon

    • George MASSIE (1846-?); born Wayne County, Virginia, son of John and Emeline (Stewart) Massie; farmer, coal mining business; 1870, married Sarah Frances Clay, daughter of James H. and Susan (Buskirk) Clay; Buskirk, Clay, Massie, Stewart

    • John W. MAY (1848-?) Coming Soon

    • Aaron MAYNARD (1846-?) Coming Soon

    • Jesse MAYNARD (1821-?) Coming Soon

    • Louis MAYNARD (1824-?); born Pike County, Kentucky; son of Jesse and Sarah (Welch) Maynard; landowner, farmer, road surveyor; 1843 married Catharine FLOOTY; Flooty, Kirk, Marcum, Maynard, Moore, Welch, Workman

    • Arnold MEAD (1841-?) Coming Soon

    • Lewis MEAD (1839-?) Coming Soon

    • Rhodes MEAD (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • A.W. MEADE, Dunlow, Wayne County, West Virginia; West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1941

    • William Amos MERRILL (1857-?) Coming Soon

    • Cornelius Franklin MILLENDER, aka C. Frank MILLENDER; Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia; born Trenton, Baltimore County, Maryland; Democrat; West Virginia state house, 1899-1902; West Virginia state senate, 1933-40 (6th District 1933-38, 5th District 1939-40); Lutheran; Member Freemasons, Shriners

    • Milton Jamieson MILLS (1862-?) Coming Soon

    • Calvin MOORE (1838-?) Coming Soon

    • Gilbert MOORE (1833-?) Coming Soon

    • William Smith MOORE, Jr. (1840-?) Coming Soon

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    • P.H. NAPIER (1849-1923); Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia; Alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1908. See article in the Wayne County News after the death of Judge Napier. More Information Coming Soon

    • Robert NAPIER (1824-?) Coming Soon

    • William Smith NAPIER (1847-?) Coming Soon

    • Youngea NAPIER (1827-) Coming Soon

    • Samuel NELSON (1833-?) Coming Soon

    • James Boyd NEWMAN (1853-?) Coming Soon

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    • James OSBURN Coming Soon

    • Samuel OSBURN (1829-?); born in what is now Wayne County, West Virginia; son of John and Cynthia (Ferguson) Osburn; Civil War soldier, Company H 16th Virginia Cavalry, landowner, farmer; 1851 married Cynthia FERGUSON, daughter of Jameson and Cynthia (Walker) Ferguson; Wilsons creek and Little Lynn Ferguson, Osburn, Walker

    • Walter Raleigh OSBURN (1839-?) Coming Soon

    • George Kendall OSGOOD Coming Soon

    • Virginia Murrey OWENS, Republican candidate for West Virginia state house, 1966

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    • Kelley PERRY (1851-?) Coming Soon

    • John N. PETERS (1839-?); born Lawrence County, Kentucky; son of Jacob H. and Jane (See) Peters; carpentry, farming; 1865, married Nancy A.R. HARRIS, daughter of Benjamin F. and Nancy (Duncan) Harris; Duncan, Harris, Peters, See

    • Noah J. PETERS (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • Will H. PETERS (1884-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of William D. and Tennie (Vinson) Peters; teacher, principal, superintendent of schools; 1907 married Nora D. FRAZIER, daughter of James and Virginia (Ferguson) Frazier; Ferguson, Frazier, Peters, Vinson

    • William David PETERS (1845-?); born Lawrence County, Kentucky; lumbering, farming, school trustee; 1870, married Tennessee VINSON, daughter of Samuel Sperry Vinson; Peters, See, Vinson

    • Clyde B. PINSON, Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia; Republic candidate for West Virginia state senate, 5th District, 1944, 1952

    • Clyde L. PINSON, Candidate for West Virginia state house, 1942

    • Anthony Wayne PLYMALE (1823-?) Coming Soon

    • Guy F. PLYMALE (1840-?) Coming Soon

    • Joe PLYMALE Coming Soon

    • Wayne M. PLYMALE (11/12/1912-12/23/1999); born Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Ed and Leah (Malcolm) Plymale; Democrat; West Virginia State House, 1959-60; married Mary Jo BENNETT, daughter of Dr. Joe Plymale; Huntington, Wayne County; burial Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova

    • Mrs. Lucinda POLLARD (1837-?); born in Wayne County, Virginia; daughter of John and Elizabeth (Vaughan) Smith; 1856, married first Dr. Henry B. Maupin, and in 1876 married William H. Pollard; Hager, Maupin, Pollard, Powers, Smith, Vaughn

    • Harvey Stone POWERS (1853-?); born Scott County, Virginia; son of Jonas and Sarah A. (Reynolds) Powers; orchardman; 1877 married America WATTS, daughter of John Hansford and Nancy (Ross) Watts; Powers, Reynolds, Ross, Watts

    • Samuel PRATT (1842-?) Coming Soon

    • Goodwin PRESTON (1838-?) Coming Soon

    • Henry PRESTON (1833-?) Coming Soon

    • Belvard J. PRICHARD (1856-?); born near Garner on Little Sandy, Boyd County; son of James and Elizabeth (Stewart) Prichard; president of Wayne County Bank, president Southern West Virginia Oil and Gas Corporation, mayor of Wayne, West Virginia State Senate, organizer of East Lynn Coal Company, East Lynn and Guyon Railroad Company, and Wayne Brick & Tile Company; 1880 married Catherine FINLEY, daughter of Eb Finley, and 1902 married Etta R. RUCKER, daughter of John W. and Emma (Bell) Rucker; Bell, Davis, Elliott, Finley, Fry, Jones, McAlister, Matson, Merreil, Mullan, Prichard, Rucker, Stewart, Tiernan

    • Belvard J. PRICHARD (1856-?) Coming Soon

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    • Henry QUEEN (1827-?) Coming Soon

    • Jesse QUEEN (1840-?) Coming Soon

    • John Henry QUEEN (1832-?) Coming Soon

    • John Henry QUEEN, Jr. (1858-?) Coming Soon

    • Louis Caleb QUEEN (1791-?) Coming Soon

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    • William RATCLIFFE (1802-) Coming Soon

    • George Farley RATLIFF (1837-?) Coming Soon

    • John F. RATCLIFF (1867-?); born Glen Hayes, Wayne County, West Virginia; son of William and Rachel (Vinson) Ratcliff; farmer, clerk, wholesale grocery business (Hagen, Ratcliff & Company), vice president Community Savings & Loan Company; 1892 married Mary B. BURCHETT, daughter of Maj. Drewry James Burchett; Huntington; Burchett, Garred, Hagen, Harvey, Long, Ratcliff, Sayre, Vinson, Wiatt

    • Y. Jefferson RIFE (1910-?); Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia; son of O.J. Rife; U.S. Army, WWII, Democrat; West Virginia state house, 1957-62; Baptist; Member American Legion, Lions

    • O.J. RIFE, West Virginia state house, 1931-32, County superintendent of schools, newspaper editor, insurance agency co-owner

    • John Melvin RIGG (1881-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of James H. and Phoebe (Ballengee) Rigg; school teacher, deputy clerk of the Circuit Court of Wayne County, mayor of Wayne; city attorney of Kenova; secretary of East Lynn Oil and Gas Company, attorney; 1902 married Bertie FRAZIER, daughter of George W. and Sarah (Enochs) Frazier; Kenova; Bloss, Nallengee, Christian, Frazier, Hughes, Odell, Rigg, Workman

    • Solomon Staley RIGG (1853-?) Coming Soon

    • Henderson ROBERTSON (1839-?) Coming Soon

    • E.R. "Red" ROMANS (1900-?), born Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia; Democrat; West Virignia state house, 1959-60

    • Joseph RUTHEFORD (1845-?); born in Wayne County, Virginia; son of Hiram and Mary (Workman) Rutheford; farmer, constable, president of the board of education, Butler district; 1869, married Mary A. Workman, daughter of H. and Ellen (McClure) Workman; McClure, Rutherford, Workman

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    • Lemuel H. SARGENT (1821-?) Coming Soon

    • George Henry SARVER (1861-?) Coming Soon

    • Abel SEGUR (1805-?) Coming Soon

    • George Washington SELLARDS (1853-?) Coming Soon

    • William SHANNON (1832-?) Coming Soon

    • Milton SHELDEN (1820-?) Coming Soon

    • Charles F. SMITH (1851-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of Robert G. and Mary R. (Wilkinson) Smith; deputy sheriff of Lincoln District in Wayne County, farmer; 1870, married Melissa C. PETERS, daughter of Jacob and Jane (See) Peters Adkins, Marsh, Moore, Peters, See, Smith, Wilkinson

    • Joseph Sanford SMITH (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • Lindsey Thomas SMITH (1825~); born Wayne County, Virginia, son of John Smith; commissioner of Wayne County, member of board of supervisors, farmer, stock raiser and dealer; 1847, married Keren CHADWICK, daughter of Hiram and Leah (Richardson) Chadwick; Adkins, Marsh, Moore, Peters, See, Smith, Wilkinson

    • Lyle A. SMITH (4/6/1904-5/24/2001); born in Lavalette, Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Ira J. and Virginia (Wilkinson) Smith; served U.S. Army during WWII; married Helen E. HOLSONBACK; Democrat; West Virginia state senate, 5th district, 1955-70; Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia; Methodist; Member American Legion, Forty and Eight, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Freemasons, Shriners, Elks, Moose; buried Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

    • William JACKSON SMITH (1845-?) Coming Soon

    • Rev. William K. SPENCE (1845-?) Coming Soon

    • James SPRY (1848-?) Coming Soon

    • Burwell SPURLOCK (1790-?); born Montgomery County, Virginia; circuit rider and preacher; Elliott, Quinn, Spurlock, Swormstedt. In Wayne County history accounts, the first sermon preached in the county was by Rev. Burwell Spurlock in 1816.

    • Burwell SPURLOCK (1848-?) Coming Soon

    • Sanders SPURLOCK (1848-?) Coming Soon

    • Stephen SPURLOCK (1786-?); circuit rider and preacher

    • Clyde STALEY (12/1/1899-?); born Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia; lumber dealer; Democrat; West Virginia state house representing Wayne County, West Virignia, 1959-60; Pecks Mill, Logan County; Baptist

    • Emmett G. STALEY, Democrat; West Virginia state house, 1943-46

    • Francis W. STEELE, Republican; West Virginia state house, 1966

    • John E. STEPHENS (1848-?) Coming Soon

    • Harrison D. STEWART (1836-?) Coming Soon

    • Henry Washington STEWART (1832-?) Coming Soon

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    • James Andrew TAYLOR (1858-?) Coming Soon

    • Frank Watkins TERRILL (1857-?); born Orange, Virginia; telegraph operator, member of town countil of Wayne, Justice of the Peace, West Virginia state legislature; Democrat; Wayne, West Virginia

    • Matthew THACKER (1839-?); born Wayne County, Virginia; son of Charles L. and Elizabeth (Amos) Thacker; blacksmith, farmer; 1860, married Rebecca A. NEWMAN, daughter of Peyton and Mary (Cyrus) Newman; Amos, Cyrus, Newman, Thacker

    • Finley THOMPSON (1816-?) Coming Soon

    • James Harvey THORNBURY (1854-?) Coming Soon

    • Joseph Walter THORNBURY, M.D. (1881-?); born Glen Hays on Tug River in Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Dr. James Harvey and Nancy Isabel (York) Thornbury; assistant postmaster of Dunslow and Yukon, Oklahoma, store clerk, an organizer of the Merchants and Millers Bank at Man, mine physician to the Man Mining Company, member of the Triadelphia School Board, private practice; 1907 married Bertha HEGNER, daughter of Phillip Hegner; Garrett, Hegner, Peters, Thornbury, York

    • John Michael TIERNAN (1854-?) Coming Soon

    • Smith TRENT (1828-?) Coming Soon

    • John W. TROUT (1834-?) Coming Soon

    • Nathaniel TURNER (1845-?) Coming Soon

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    • Lindsay Thomas VAUGHAN (1850-?) Coming Soon

    • Thomas J. VAUGHAN (1830-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; 1850 married Elizabeth S. SAMPSON; Barber, Bollin, Klein, Myers, Sampson, Simmons, Shumate, Vaughan, White

    • David F. VARNEY, West Virginia state house, 1966

    • Belle VINSON — see Belle Vinson HUGHES

    • Lafayette F. VINSON (1835-?) Coming Soon

    • Samuel Sperry VINSON, Zachary Taylor VINSON, and Lindsay T. VINSON; Samuel Sperry VINSON was born Wayne County, West Virginia in 1833; farmer, lumberman, Civil War volunteer in the Confederate Eighth Virginia Cavalry; married Mary DAMERON, daughter of Samuel Dameron. Zachary Taylor VINSON was born 1857, son of Samuel Sperry and Mary (Dameron) Vinson; attorney, builder, director and general counsel of the U.S. Coal & Oil Company, director in the Kentland Coal & Coke Company, attorney for the Ohio Valley Electric Railway Company; 1901, married Mary CHAFFIN, daughter of R.B. and Sarah (Harvie) Chaffin. Dr. Lindsay T. VINSON, another son of Samuel Sperry and Mary (Dameron) Vinson, was born 1874 on his father's farm in Lawrence County, Kentucky; physician in the surgical department of the Norfolk & Western railroad, local surgeon of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, coroner of Cabell County, inspector of the board of education for the city of Huntington, private practice at Huntington, Cabell County; 1901 married Willie May HOLDERBY, daughter of William P. and Hallie V. Holderby; died 1934; Bromley, Caldwell, Chaffin, Clark, Dameron, Holderby, Hughes, Kessler, Thompson, Vinson, Williamson

    • Samuel Sperry VINSON (another source); (1833-1904); born Lawrence County, Kentucky, on the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy, but moved to Wayne County when he was 2 years old — Note: the other source indicated he was born in Wayne County; son of James and Rhoda (Sperry) Vinson OR Stephen Marcum and Rhoda (Sperry) Vinson; large landowner West Virginia and Kentucky (over 10,000 acres); married Mary DAMRON, daughter of Sanuel and Vashti (Jarrell) Damron — Note: Spelling of his wife's maiden name was DAMERON in the other source; Chafin, Clark, Damron, Harvie, Hughes, Jarrell, Lamb, McDonald, Meek, Morris, Nelson, Scherr, Sperry

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    • Alderson WALKER (1853-?) Coming Soon

    • Stephen Daniel WARD (1832-?) Coming Soon

    • John Wesley WARF (1856-?) Coming Soon

    • Alderson WATTS, Jr. (1863-7/23/1930); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Harrison and Sarah (Maynard) Watts; deputy sheriff, Wayne County; 1881 married Virginia S. FERGUSON, daughter of Lewis S. and Margaret (Osburn) Ferguson; Adkins Mill; Ferguson, Maynard, Osburn, Watts

    • Oscar WATTS (1886-?); born East Lynn, Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Alderson and Virginia (Ferguson) Watts; salesman, justice of the peace in Wayne County, City of Huntington city council member, West Virginia House of Delegates; married Lutilla Skanes; Ferguson, Skanes, Watts

    • James Pollock WAYMER (1843-?) Coming Soon

    • David H. WELLMAN (1845-?) Coming Soon

    • James Polk WELLMAN (1845-1886); born Wayne County, West Virginia' son of James and Nancy (Wilson) Wellman; cicuit clerk, Wayne County; 1868 married Amanda Frances SISSON; Sisson, Wellman, Wilson

    • William Eldridge WILKINSON (1840-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of William Joseph and Mary Conda (Smith) Wilkinson; West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate, sheriff Wayne County, hotel proprietor; 1865, married Cassa BOOTON, daughter of Reuben and Sarah (Davis) Booton; Wayne County Court House; Booton, Smith, Wilkinson

    • Simon Peter WILEY (1855-?) Coming Soon

    • John B. WILLIAMSON (1859-?) Coming Soon

    • George Washington WILEY (1846-?) Coming Soon

    • Winchester WILEY (1848-?) Coming Soon

    • Moses WILLIAMSON (1850-?) Coming Soon

    • Hamilton WILLIS (1828-?); born Kanawha County, West Virginia, son of John and Rebecca (Corbin) Willis; Civil War Confederate volunteer, Company E, 5th West Virginia Infantry, manager of iron furnaces, landowner; married Nancy WOLF and then Mary Ellen GRAHAM, daughter of James Graham; Ceredo; Corbin, Graham, Willis, Wolf

    • Hiram WILSON (1853-?) Coming Soon

    • Alderson WORKMAN (1830-?); born Cabell County, West Virginia; son of Joseph and Nancy Osburn Workman; landowner and timberman; 1827 married Rebecca McCLURE, daughter of William and Loucretia (Chapman) McClure; Twelve Pole, Elmford; Chapman, Osburn, Workman

    • John WORKMAN (1852-?) Coming Soon

    • William WORKMAN (1849-?) Coming Soon

    • William McClure WORKMAN (1851-?); born Wayne County, West Virginia; son of Alderson and Rebecca (McClure) Workman; teacher, newspaper editor and owner; 1880 married Charlotte Rachel SWANN, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Louisa (Hatfield) Swann; Hatfield, McClure, McDougal, Ramsey, Swann, Workman

    • Daniel WRIGHT (1851-?); born Canton, Massachusetts; son of Robert and Agnes (Allen) Wright; merchant and depot master; 1873 married Mary ANKRIM, then 1876 married Charlotte C. ALLEN, daughter of James S. and Nancy (Smith) Allen; Ceredo; Allen, Ankrim, Smith, Wright

    • Jesse WRIGHT (1861-?) Coming Soon

    • William WRIGHT (1856-?) Coming Soon

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    • David Grant YORK (1864-?) Coming Soon

    • James Franklin YORK (1866-?) Coming Soon

    • Joseph Dennis YORK (1810-?) Coming Soon

    • William YORK, M.D. (1880-?); born Glen Hayes in Wayne County; son of John and Fanny S. (Keyser) York; physician and surgeon, president of Mud Lick Company of Sharrondale, Kentucky, secretary/treasurer of the Victor Coal Company of Pinson Fork, Kentucky, real estate owner, West Virginia State Senator, clerk of the City Commission of Williamson; 1902 married Elva H. HUGHES, daughter of John W. and Bettie Lola Hughes; Hughes, Keyser, York


    Bibliography (partial)
    Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress
    Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (1884) The History of West Virginia, Old and New
    The Political Graveyard — electronic reference
    West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia
    West Virginia Legislative Handbook and Manual and Official Register


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