Joanna's
(West) Virginia Genealogy Page

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My Maternal Grandparents

"The Family is the Seed From Which All Growth Begins"
Beth Mende Conny


Selected Pages Were Last Updated on September 16, 2006

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NOTE: Most information found on these pages are to be used as STARTING POINTS only. When there is "hard" documentation I try to include the particulars so others can obtain the documentation for themselves if they wish.

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Joanna Newman

jobeth44@embargmail.com

~~ A Little About Myself ~~

I found this on Melissa Duggins' Family Tree Page

(Sorry, Melissa's page is no longer online)

Thanks Melissa!

Sound like anyone YOU know?

They think that I should cook and clean, and be a model wife.
I tell them it's more interesting to study Grandpa's life.

They simply do not understand why I hate to go to bed.
I'd rather do two hundred years of research work instead.

Why waste the time we have on earth just snoring and asleep?

We have Priests, Rabbis, lawmen, soldiers, more than just a few.
And yes, there's many scoundrels, and a bootlegger or two.

How can a person find this life and awful drudge or bore?
When we can live the lives of all those folks who came before?

A hundred years from now of course, no one will ever know,
whether I did laundry, but they'll see our Tree and glow...

'Cause their dear old granny left for them, for all posterity,
not clean

My home may be untidy, 'cause I've better things to do...
I'm checking all the records to provide us with a clue.

Old great granny's pulling, roots and branches out with glee,
her clothes ain't hanging out to dry, she's hung up on the Tree!!!

Mel Oshens

WEST VIRGINIA & S.W. VIRGINIA SURNAMES

The sunames listed here in CAPS are the lines I am most interested in.


ALLEN | DILLON | FARLEY | Griffith | GUNNOE| Lewis | MARCUM | MAY | MASSEY/MASSIE |Osborn | PATTON | SOWARDS | THOMPSON |WARD

Our Family Albums


Some of these Album pages will include comments and sometimes a short bio of that person or people

(NOTE: A blinking green button denotes photos are at that link)

ALLEN

DILLON

Dillon Decendant Outline - Outline begins with Samuel Dillon, ca. 1758/60-1836


MASSEY/MASSIE

My 'Family Tree Maker'® Homepage - Massey/Massie Outline Report

MY Massey/Massie Descendant Outline - Outline begins with Nicholas Massey, ca 1630-1693 of Ely, England

Bill's 'Family Tree Maker® Page' - Bill Massie Jr's Family Tree Maker ® Outline


PHOTOS OF JOHN & RULANA MASSIE MAY
and two of their children
PHOTOS OSCAR & MALINDA ELIZABETH MAY



THOMPSON

Thompson Descendant Decendant Outline - Outline begins with William Thompson, ca 1694-

My 'Family Tree Maker'® Homepage - Thompson Ancestor Chart
(See 'Joanna McDonnell - InterneTree')


Thompson Family Sketches

Thompson Family Historical Sketches - A grouping of "profiles" and historical "excerpts" on certain family members as far back as early 1700s

"Wavolene's Letter" - A letter describing certain Thompson events, ca 1902

Zoya's History Project - An interview with Lillian "Judy" Thompson Hall.
This page also includes a "Letter from Eunice", Judy's oldest sister, to Zoya with her reaction to Zoya's History Project.


BIOGRAPHIES & STORIES
Of Our
PATTON/THOMPSON/PRESTON Families

The names listed here have either a biography included
here and/or link to other biographies by other persons.


PATTON/THOMPSON/PRESTON

These men are mentioned on the above link.
There are links to other pages that explain their stories with more depth. Also, explored, will be the rumors of the Thompson connection to the Royal Stuarts of England and Scotland.

COL. JAMES PATTON - ca. 1692 - 1755 of County Donegal & Montrgomery County, Virginia

WILLIAM THOMPSON Sr - of British Isles, Maryland/Delaware & Montgomery County, Virginia

WILLIAM THOMPSON Jr - ca. mid/late 1700s of ? British Isles, Maryland/Delaware & Montgomery County, Virginia

WILLIAM PRESTON - ca. mid/late 1700s - Montgomery County, Virginia (nephew of James Patton & cousin of Mary Patton Thompson wife of Wm Thompson Jr.

These men as well as others are forever linked in the history of
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
James Patton was the father in law of William Thompson Jr. and John Buchanan as well as the Uncle of William Preston.

Surnames included,
PATTON, PRESTON, LYNN, THOMPSON, BUCHANAN, OSBORNE
[among others].


FAMILY FEUDIN'!!!

Some interesting stories of our Great-Grandfathers, Great-Granduncles and assorted cousins, and their
approach to "settlin' the matter"!

LOGAN COUNTY CEMETERIES

Cemetery Indexes will be put up as time permits.

Hinchman Cemetery - McConnell, Logan County, West Virginia

John E. Thompson Cemetery - McConnell, Logan County, West Virginia

Thompson & Allen Land Surveys for Logan & Wyoming Counties
Early and Mid 1800s

Surames included are, Thompson ~ Allen ~ Steel ~ Farley

HELPFUL GENEALOGY SITES!

CHRONICLES of the SCOTTS-IRISH SETTLEMENT in VIRGINIA

Extracted from the Original Court Records
of Augusta County, Virginia
1745 ~ 1800.
by Lyman Chalkley


Complete in Three Volumes

Many Logan County Families can trace their family directly to back to Augusta County
This is a MUST READ for those families!


Logan County GenWeb Page


This and those directly below are all EXTERNAL LINKS

(If you find any bad or outdated links please let me know so that I may remove them from this list)

Many of the links included here, are just a few of the many helpful pages to be found on the
Logan County GenWeb Page - Hosted by Donna Brown


Logan, West Virginia photos - Wonderful pictures of "old" Logan, county seat. Thanks go out to Jack Browning and Ben Donevant and many others for offering the picures to Donna Brown. And thanks to Donna for placing them on "The Logan Co. Webpage" for us. (external link)


Logan County Addresses

A collection of useful research addresses on "The Logan Co. Webpage" (External links)


Logan County 1850 Census


This site has a helpful map of the Creeks of the Logan and surrounding areas


"Early Logan County VA/WV Births" - 1853 1854 1855 1856

"Early Logan County VA/WV Death Records 1853-1860"

West Virginia GenWeb | USGenWeb | World GenWeb


NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY

WOW!

After what seems a life time of searching....!!!
If you have wanted to begin to research your Native ancestory, this is THE place to begin!
Order in Pizza! Because you are going to spend DAYS at this site!!!

EXTERNAL link

SOME OF MY FAVORITE PAGES

"Gracie's Family Tree"

Gracie has a beautiful and informative Group of Pages that include sunames, ALLEN, BLANKENSHIP, STOVER and many others.
Her research covers several counties nearby to Logan Co WV.
Her pages truly warrant checking out!
Hope you enjoy your tour as much as I have!

Thanks Gracie!


A WVGenWeb Special Project
A page dedicated to the COAL MINER

Another great page created & hosted by
GRACIE STOVER

Gracie has created a wonderfully informative page on what Coal Miners have had to deal with through the years.

We owe a GREAT debt to these men who did what the had to, to feed and clothe their families. Not many men are as solid as these.

THANKS MINERS!


"FAMILIES OF STEEL"

Dodie Smith Browning has so much early genealogy information on this page
and many SW West Virginia surnames that you won't want to miss it!
Dodie is a solid genealogy veteran. Enjoy!


COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER

Dolores Riggs Davis is another of our veteran Logan/Mingo County researchers
She has a webpage full of photos and memories that will bring you back to your childhood.
You can't help but go back in time here!
If you're from Dehue...This page is for you!

Meet my little dog "GUS"!
He is here for the sole reason that he makes me happy to see him run around. I used to have a little character once, who looked a lot like him! I have been looking for another "Tuffy" ever since. Never found one like him yet. But little "Gus" will do just fine until I do!

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Thanks Gracie, for this award!

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Thanks Melissa!

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