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D. G. Keener (#46963989)
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Bio Photo Hello,
I am Donna Keener from Preston County, WV. I have been researching my family for about 15 years now. I have over 34,000 names in my database. I am researching Keener's, Ayersman's, Shay's, Wright's, Sidwell's, Squire's, Comb's, Trickett's, Mitter's and many others. I have published two cemetery books on Preston County. I have added the material from volume I, which is no longer in print.

I will be happy to enter any links that you are willing to provide to me, or will attach any obituaries that you wish to send to me.

Per Find-a-grave guidelines, "Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Be sure to explain your relationship in the request! Any relatives who are more distantly related to you are not required to be transferred."

When requesting updates or transfers, please use the EDIT TAB on the right hand side of the memorial page so that a direct link to that individual is priovided for the update.

I would encourage anyone researching family members in Preston County to visit the Terra Alta Library. I've been working with them for the last 15 years trying to build their genealogy materials. They have a nice microfilm reader. They have a complete set of film from Preston County's newspapers. They also have partial collections for Taylor County, Barbour County, and Marion County. They have collected obituaries from the Dominion Post and have them indexed and in binders. They also have collected and bound the civil war series that is printed in the Preston County newspapers.
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Karen Rouse
Vernon J Gooding
Vernon J Gooding was my Uncle and I have all his Cemetery Records, Death Certificates and pictures of grave site. He is not buried in Maple Grove.
Data is correct as to DOB and DOD but buried with his parents in the City of Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, WV Lot Owner is my grandfather Vernon Gooding Section Walnut Lot #29 Spaces 5-6-7
Deed Issued: 307 I have pictures and was at the funeral as a young child. Have written a complete book on the Goodings back to original immigrant in 1650's.
My Grandmother was Bertha Jane McCue daughter of James Wellings McCue (son of Michael McCue and Catherine Keener) and Elizabeth Frances Neel.
Added by Karen Rouse on Dec 16, 2014 5:10 AM
bob patton
James W. Patton
My name is Bob Patton and my email is I'm looking for more information on James.
Added by bob patton on Dec 14, 2014 2:27 PM

Thanks for all the quick updates.

Added by Deb on Dec 14, 2014 1:06 PM
David J. Ayersman
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Hi Donna. I can't find your personal email, so if you email me that would be great ( Nothing urgent or important, but I'm starting to get more involved in the find-a-grave stuff and am really impressed with all your efforts. Plus having your email is probably just a good thing seeing as how we're cousins and all.
- dave
Added by David J. Ayersman on May 12, 2014 7:25 PM
My name is Jason Irwin, my grandmother was Rebecca Sue Russell, and my great grandmother and great grandfather were Victor Pyles Sr and Mary Pyles (Shay). If there is anything you would like to know about them or my family, let me know.
Added by Hanger84 on Aug 02, 2013 8:54 AM

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