Wayne County, West Virginia

July-December 1997

Robert A. Wolf Wed, 17 Dec 1997 00:12:31
ERNEST GEORGE WOLF (1894-1952) Born 7/11/1894 in Jackson County, but "No Place Given" on birth certificate, died in Mobile, AL, Summer, 1952. Father and mother were J.F. & Ida Wolf. Brother named Warren and sister Amy. Wolf Family moved to Fort Gay, WV some time after my father's birth.

Jim Hawes Tue, 09 Dec 1997 11:31:19
Seeking information on William Allen b. abt. 1823 who shows up on the Wayne County 1850 federal census. William married Matilda Boyd on ? William was my gggrandfather. Seeking information on Matilda "Boyd" Allen b. abt. 1826, who was married to William Allen and shows us as Matilda Allen age 24 on the 1850 federal census. She was my gggrandmother.

Bodi Sun, 07 Dec 97 12:15:29
McCOY, John born abt 1824 VA married Sarah "Sally" bn abt 1828 VA. Three known sons; Thomas B. McCoy born Oct 1859 Wayne Co. WV, married Minnie Alice McComas born abt 1865 WV, d/o James Madison McComas and Emily Messinger. Albert G. McCoy born abt 1862, George C. McCoy born abt 1865. Thomas and Minnie deceased 1902/04 Wayne Co. with smallpox. Seeking any information on any of these family members, expecially John McCoy. This family lived on the Wayne Co. and Lincoln Co. WV line. Believed to be buried there behind the old homestead.

Deb with no last name Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:21:04
I am trying to find death info on Charles Averil Wise and his wife Virginia Maude Mines. Al I know is they had a son named Lester William Wise b 1902 Wayne, W.V.

Amy with no last name Wed, 26 Nov 1997 14:01:07
I am searching for any information on the Huff Family. They are from the Wayne co. Sarah Huff came to Joels Branch Wayne co. some where around 1845, With her son Henderson Philip Huff. She also had three other sons German, Tolbert and William Harrison. Henderson Philip married Rebecca Mahala Dean. I know they came from Christiansburg, Montgomery Co. Virginia. Sarah was married there and the boys were born there. I dont know what her maiden name was nor do I know what Huff she married. Any info you might have would be a great help.

Dottie Tabor Blankenship Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:31:05
I'm looking for the parents of Asa MORRISON,b-abt 1811,Tazewell Co.Va, d-btw 1873/1880, Beech Fork, Wayne Co. WV. m-9-30-1852, Margaret"Peggy" SMITH, b-6-1832, d.-9-30-1901, Beech Fork, Wayne Co.WV. Children were: William Allen, Madison Maston, John Lee, Sarah Josephine(my ggrandmother), Armilda, Millard Fillmore, James Madison, Harrison Lee, Charles Rayburn, Emery MORRISON. I can't find anything on Margaret's SMITH family and I was told that Asa's father was Lawrence MORRISON, but I haven't any proof of this. Can anyone out there help me, PLEASE?

Robert E. Polley Mon, 24 Nov 1997 11:26:48
I am seeking information on my great grandparents, Melissa Ann WITHERS and Thomas Calvin STEELE. Thomas was born July 1849 and Melissa was born abt 1850. Thomas's mother's given name was Nancy. Melissa was born in Germany, Pa. (Warren County). Melissa and Thomas Calvin lived in the Apple Grove area. They had at least four children: Elizabeth, Nancy, James, and Reuben Arthur. Reuben married Mary Belle Webb of Webbville, Lawrence County, Kentucky. They were my grandparents. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Fred Noe Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:06:02
About 1846, in what is now Wayne County, SAMUEL JOHN NOE married Henrietta "Haney" Napier. These were my great grandparents. Their lives were spent around Genoah and Napier Ridge of Wayne County. Tradition says his father was JACOB NOE but I can't find confirmation. I am looking to find any leads to SAMUEL JOHN NOE's parents or siblings.

Connie Tooley Young Sun, 16 Nov 1997 21:07:54
I recently had a friend who had all the births from Wayne County, WV on microfilm, at the LDS center. Anyway I was looking for a birth date for a Flora TOOLEY and she found it as Floratine TOOLEY (birth date May 10, 1908) with the parents as Melissa (Hay) Tooley and Valintine Tooley as the parents. I knew who the mother was but not the father. I'm looking for information on Valintine TOOLEY. I would be grateful for any help anyone can give me Thanks

Toni B. Rodgers Mon, 10 Nov 1997 12:14:17
Guy Thomas HARRISON, son of Thomas HARRISON Jr. and Rebecca PEERY, was born 27 Nov.1805 in VA. When did he die and where was he buried? His son Archibald B. HARRISON is buried in the Crockett Cemetery in Wayne Co., WV (on the left fordof Wilson's Creek) and his other son Thomas Guy "Tommy" HARRISON is buried in the family cemetery in Wayne County (near the mouth of Garrett's Creek). Does anyone have an inventory of these two cemeteries or know where I could locate one? Any help greatly appreciated.

Jamie Hartman Sun, 02 Nov 1997 14:05:18
My Casey line is from Wayne County, WV. My GGgrandfather, Hiram Casey, was born in 1799 in NC, but settled in Wayne County after marrying his second wife. One of his sons, John Henry Casey, is my Ggrandfather. One of his daughters, Lillie Belle Casey, is my grandmother. She married Mack Waugh and they settled in Cabell County, where I'm from. Do you have anything on this line? I'm stuck at Hiram - I can't get back any further.

Diane Dieterle Tue, 28 Oct 1997 05:38:48
Looking for descendants of Daniel Davis, who died in Cabell (later Wayne Co.) in 1838. Booton/Booten - Will exchange information on the Booton/Booten families of Wayne and Cabell Co., WV.

James & Jane Cox Mon, 13 Oct 1997 07:01:49
I am looking for my g/g/grandparents. William (Bill) Robertson & Martha Green. Bill may have been born in Wayne Co according to family account. His birth would've been prior to 1859; this is when he had a son (my g/grandfather) John, James Robertson. We have info from John's death certificate that he was born in Lawrence Co. Ky; which is just a short jump from Wayne Co. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.

John Hooser Sat, 11 Oct 1997 12:51:54
I am looking for information on Hoosers in Wayne co. I have gotten back to the 1850 census and can find Peter and his family. Rudolph, 70 y/o, is also listed and I hope to find information on him.

Debi Kendrick Sat Oct 11 08:29:04 1997
Looking for information of descendants of William KENDRICK born ca 1796 Russell Co Va died 1872 Wayne Co WV, and his wife Margaret SKEEN born ca 1797/9 SC died 1881 Wayne Co WV. Who were Margaret's parents and is she connected to any of the other Skeen/Skean families of Wayne Co? William and Margaret were the parents of 13 children, most of which moved to Wayne Co during the mid 1850's from Floyd Co Ky. Does anyone out there have info on this family?

Tommie Slayden Tue Oct 07 18:58:21 1997
I am researching the lineages of my gggrandparents Asa H. ROMANS and Levisa Anne SPAULDING who lived as adults in Wayne County. Asa Romans was born circa 1841 in KY, but appears in Wayne Co. 1850 census at age 11--his parents, according to the census are Nancy and William Romans. Levisa Spaulding was born circa 1844 in WVA. She is likely the "Vicyann Spaldan" listed in Wayne Co. 1850 census, with parents likely Jackson and Mahala "Spaldan". Any info on these lines would be greatly appreciated.

Kris Bomersbach Mon Oct 06 08:37:13 1997
I am looking for connections to Cyrus EMMONS and Matilda HAWTHORNE, who were married in Ceredo, Wayne Co., WV. Their daughter, Nona Magnolia EMMONS was born in Ceredo, 10 May 1884.

Debi Kendrick Mon Sep 29 10:14:41 1997
I'm researching the families of William KENDRICK 1796 Va-1872 WV and his wife Margaret SKEEN 1797 SC-1881 WV. They were married in 1814 Sullivan Co Tn and lived in Russell Co Va and Floyd Co Ky before moving to Wayne Co in the mid 1850's. They were the parents of 13 children. I need to find out who the parents of Margaret were. Also, how is Margaret related to the SKEEN/SKEENS/SKEANS families of Wayne Co.

L. Anderson Sun Sep 28 07:56:52 1997
I am in the process of researching information on my great- grandfather, John Bailey. The only information that I have on him is that he was from Wayne/Logan Co, WV and that he married Venisha Marcum and had two daughters by her, Hazel Oretha and Gladys Berniece. Some of my information indicates that he may have died in possibly 1926 at a young age, Venisha was approximately 27 when he passed away. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Brenda Overall Fri Sep 26 06:19:53 1997
I am looking for the PERRY and PERDUE families. My grandmother was 1 of 12 children. Her family was located in the Winfield, Scott Depot, Teays Valley area (I don't know if this is considered Cabell Co). My grandmother Lura (PERRY) PERDUE HITCHINGS lived and died in Huntington, WV. She had two children, Dorothy (PERDUE) Belt and Doran PERDUE, both deceased. I know nothing about the PERDUE of this area or where to really start with them because my grandfather was dead when I was born and my grandparents had divorced also. I know this is skimpy, but if it strikes a chord with anyone, anything is appreciated because you have to start somewhere. Thanks in advance.

Vicki Dunkin Fri Sep 19 13:41:49 1997
I would like to get any information that I can on the tombstones of Thomas and Haney. I would like to learn of the location of tombstones. They are my gggg-grandparents. Thank you for any info. that you can get for me. Vicki

Denise Sneed Wed Sep 17 15:59:42 1997
I am looking for information on a family by the last name of SIPPLE. I know that James Sipple married Louisa Wilson in Wayne County, WV in 1873 and they had 8 children. Seven of the eight children were born in Wayne Co. His mother, Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) was a boarder in the Bocock household as listed in the 1880 census, she was 79. Am looking for information as to her date of death and whether her husband died in Wayne Co. -- I have last found him in the 1860 Pike Co., KY census. Denise Sneed 1416 North Belle Drive, Belle, WV 25015

Beckie Rawdon Tue Sep 16 11:48:55 1997
Seeking further information on Graham WILSON b. abt 1830 in Virginia. He is found in 1850 and 1860 in Wayne county, VA. He married Elizabeth SEE about 1853. These are their children: Jenora, Ulysses, Florence, Garred S , William Farmer, Laura, Charles.

Diane Dieterle Sun Sep 07 08:33:37 1997
BOOTON/BOOTEN. I have written a book on this family which includes the Bootons and Bootens in Cabell and Wayne Counties, WV. Let me know who you are looking for.

Patty LaBarge Mon Sep 08 07:19:20 1997
Looking for parents of Elizabeth FERGUSON who married Lewis FRASHER around 1859. She probably was born around 1840- 1844. Any info would be appreciated. Also looking for the parents of Isaac Bloss SMITH. They farmed in Wayne Co.

Scott Ferguson Fri Sep 05 20:21:08 1997
Wanting any information on: Sam Ferguson b. February 19, 1907 in Dunlow, West Virginia He was married to Martha Farris b 1910 Would also like to request any information on his wife, i.e. birthplace, birthdate, parents, etc.

David J Webb Thu Sep 04 20:42:05 1997
My gggrandmother was Sarah Jane RIFFE, born 21 July 1823 at Rush, Boyd Co, KY, daughter of Coonrod RIFFE and Mary "Emzy" HATFIELD. Sarah married Jacob WEBB in 1838 in Greenup County, KY, and had a family of six children before Jacob died in 1856. Sarah then moved to Wayne County, (W)VA and had two children by James FERGUSON, born 1832, son of John FERGUSON and Jane VAUGHAN. Sarah died 11 Jan 1866, probably somewhere near Round Bottom (now Prichard), Wayne County, (W)VA where she was censused in 1860. I am looking for her cemetery record, and for information about her children: Alonzo ("Lonzo") FERGUSON (b. 1862) and Martha J. FERGUSON (b. 2 June 1863, m. Lafayette LETT).

Janivee Hickman Tue Sep 02 14:39:36 1997
Trying to find information on my Great-Great-grandmother Esther (Hatfield) Followay who was married to Samuel Followay who died in 1912 in Wayne Co., WV. Esther Followay died sometime after 1914 according to land deeds. Trying to find out when and where she died. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

karen bruce Mon Sep 01 14:23:17 1997
looking for descendents of Evan Roy Bruce and brothers. Possible born in Wayne Co 1900. Married Clara Napier and moved to Ohio and then Washington Wtate. Died 1961

Keith Pervatt Sun Aug 31 20:56:22 1997
Looking for any info on either JAMES HARVEY BROWN (PERKINS), who married MARTHA THOMPSON, abt 1901. James was raised by a lady by the name of PERKINS, and I'm not sure about the circumstances of his birth, but am told his father was a JOHN ISAAC BROWN. James H. Brown (or Perkins) would have been born around 1875 to 1884.

Bill Richardson Fri Aug 29 19:17:02 1997
Looking for info on WILLIAM HARRISON RICHARDSON b.04-07-1871 in Wayne County d.12-11-1963 in Catettsburg,KY 2nd son 9 kids father of 10. Married to ARMINDA MAE ARTHUR b. 04-12-1872 in Wayne County Father was JAMES K.POLK ARTHUR mother was MARIETTA BLANKSHIP. Thanks for any help!! Bill in Ocala FL.

Gloria (ROSE) Gialdella Sat Aug 23 18:53:47 1997
I am searching for John Walter WARD b:7 June 1891 Wayne WVA Wayne County d: 3 January 1958 Pike Co. Kentucky s/o Hezekiah "H Kie" and Therrissa

Tina Keesee Tue Aug 19 19:01:53 1997
I am searching for any information on the JAMES RICHARD KEESEE family. James Richard KEESEE was born in 1856 and married Docia Unrue? His children were John Keesee, M.D., William Penn Keesee, Ersie Keesee, Serpelle Rouse Keesee. There were a few other children, but I don't know their names. JAMES RICHARD KEESEE was possibly the mayor of Wayne, West Virginia at one time. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Billy L. Tucker Mon Aug 18 18:04:53 1997
Request information on location of grave of WILLIAM FERGUSON/SARAH(STOKES) FERGUSON located on Creig Road. WILLIAM born 22 Sept 1777 died 28 July 1848. SARAH born 27 Sept 1779 Died 17 March 1854. IAW Ferguson History Books says on old property of CYRUS family. Also burial location of OCEANDER FERGUSON/SERENA SMITH FERGUSON. OCEANDER born 1836. Have found some descendants in ELMWOOD CEMETERY.

Linda Davis Mon Aug 18 09:21:34 1997
Looking for PHILLIPS who lived on or near a place called Horsepen Mountain in Logan or Tazewell Co. May have been connected with the MCCOYS or HATFIELDS. Also looking for ancestors/descendants of Albert M. BURGESS. He had a brother, William (Bill) BURGESS who lived in Huntington WV around the 1920's or 30's. Bill had a daughter or wife named Emmazetta. Who were their parents? Also looking for ancestors/descendants of any STARR's around Logan Co. Came from Martin Co KY. My great great grfather was JACK aka JAY STARR. His parents were MATHEW STARR (could have been Henry Mathew or Mathew Henry Starr) and AMANDA CLINE (her parents are unknown to me) The family married into the SPEARS in Logan Co.(names unknown)

Cheryl Hensley Sat Aug 16 15:54:32 1997
I am searching for any information on a Reece MARSHALL married to a Bibzey CROCKETT. Some of their childrens names are Thornie, Gimisen, John, Tiny and Birthie. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Jackie Bate Thu Aug 14 15:34:22 1997
I am looking for any information on Hezekiah Marshall. His second wife was Maggie Runion. He died in the 1920's, possibly 1920- 25. His daughter Amanda Virginia (Jenny) Marshall married Albert Ferguson in Wayne. Hezekiah was supposed to have died in Wayne.

Bessie Lindsey Tue Aug 12 16:47:47 1997
I am looking for the Fitch family records, they resided in and around Crum WVa in the 1940's if you can give me any info i would be very thankful.

Jackie Ferguson Bate Fri Aug 08 20:48:00 1997
I am looking for information on the Marshall family of Wayne, WV. Particularly Hezekiah Marshall, father of Amanda Virginia (Jenny) Marshall Ferguson. He died in Wayne around 1923-1925. He was crippled and walked with two canes. He was married twice, his second wife was Maggie Runion or Runyon. Jenny was married to Albert Ferguson of Wayne Co. and they later lived and died in Wheelersburg , OH. If any one recognizes these people please contact me.

Freda Strampe Fri Aug 08 07:59:50 1997
John Dean died 1846 in Wayne County. Amos Dean was a neighbor and I believe John's brother. Would appreciate any information on these Dean families.

James M. Young Sat Jul 26 04:29:56 1997
Looking for parents of JAMES MATTHEW YOUNG (my greatgrandfather). Lived in Logan County 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born 23 Sep 1869 - died 1954. Married to MARTHA JANE WILSON. Sons were ELMER YOUNG and EZEKIAL B YOUNG (my grandfather).

Judy Wright Mon Jul 14 1997 21:54:33
I am looking for John Hoy Romine b. September 02, 1871 d. January 01, 1939 as John Hoy Rucker in Upshur Co. m. Carrie May Eskew April 30, 1893 in Upshur Co. He is a real mystery. He died in Upshur Co. Maybe born in Wayne Co. Thanks, Judy Wright

Helen Della-Volpe Mon Jul 14 1997 09:23:17
I am interested in ELIJAH & ELIZABETH JACKSON who lived in Wayne CO. Va (now WV) from about l840-l855. They lived for awhile in Lawrence Co. KY. before that and were fouind l820 Scott Co. Va.. Particularly interested in their daughter CENIA JACKSON who married LEMUEL MILTON BAILEY . They also were in Wayne Co. in l850.. i'll appreciate any help yoiu can give me. Thanks, Helen.

Lynda Logan Wed Jul 02 16:48:48 1997
Researching the Blankenship/Chaffin/Clay/Crockett families of Cabell/Wayne Counties.

L. Nash White Sun Jun 29 00:31:47 1997
I am looking for relatives of Wilbert and Glenna Smith and their daughter Anna Lee of Wayne, County. Both I believe lived in/around the Huntington/Wayne County area from around 1940's till their deaths. Glenna died in 1973. I have no information about when Wilbert died nor where Anna Lee currently resides. Anna Lee was born in 1926 and married a Jack Winfield McBrayer in Huntington in 1946. Any information available for any of the names listed would be appreciated. Thanks!

Kathleen Browning Wed Jun 18 17:25:14 1997
I am looking for the birth records or any information on Rebbeca Davis, I belive she was illigetment, Her nother was Elizabeth Williamson b. May 16, 1878 she was married twice first to a Nathan Perry, and then to Harrison Endicott. Elibeth's parents were Moses Williamson b. Oct. 17, 1850, her mother was Rebecca Parsley b. 1855. Rebecca was married twice first to a man I do not have a name for, then to William Riley Browning. William had children to a previous marrigae, Rebbecca did not. Together they had eleven Children. Both Rebbeca and William lived and died in Logan county Wva.

Terry Dyer Sat Jun 28 06:50:32 1997
I am looking for my family's history in Wayne Co.,(Kenova)WV. My great great grandfather Joseph Dyer moved to Kenova in the early 1900's from Magoffin Co., Ky. His son Sheridan my great grandfather moved to Kenova about the same time. My grandfather Elmer had three children born in Kenova, Edwin (my father), Phillip Sheridan (Jack), and Maxwell Eugene (Gene). Edwin b. 1919, Jack b. 1920, Gene b. 1922. . If anyone has any knowledge of my family's history, please contact me. Thank you

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