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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, Street's, Benson'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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Anna Phoebe Roth
Michael Markwood, who took a picture of Phoebe's grave after putting tinfoil on it said he thought it read "55y 1m 17d" not "55y 4m 17d".

One month (not 4) would be consistent wth a birthdate in March and a death date in April.
Added by GM on Sep 18, 2016 9:00 PM
Terri Harley
Daniel and Ida
Hi. I'm Wavie Virginia Arnold Shaffer's great granddaughter. I am curious why she is not listed as a daughter of Ida and Daniel. I thought she was one of their children.

Thank you.
Added by Terri Harley on Sep 18, 2016 6:47 PM
Tamara Story
You have a number of entries for Croston surname. Can you tell me how you are, if you are, related to them.

Thank you,
Added by Tamara Story on Sep 17, 2016 1:36 PM
Caitlyn Keener
Hi Donna! My name is Caitlyn Keener. Abraham Smith Keener is my great-great-great granddaddy. I am Terring Keener's granddaughter, who's father(my granddaddy) was Earl "Shotgun" Keener. I have made it up to Samuel Keener, and I am stuck and can't find anymore information. Is there anything else you could help providing? I am new to this. I'm also super excited to reconnect with my father' Keener side. Thank you for anything!
Added by Caitlyn Keener on Aug 23, 2016 7:43 PM
Jody Green
Elizabeth Keener Johnson
Hi Donna,

I'm descended from Elizabeth Keener Johnson. I know she's believed to be the daughter of Ulrich Keener and Mary Crim. But I have not been able to document that relationship. Do you have any source data that proves this? I'd also love to prove Mary Crim as a daughter of Harmon Crim if you have anything on that relationship. Thanks for all your hard work!

Jody Green
Added by Jody Green on Aug 01, 2016 12:56 PM
Debra Hamilton
George Glendenning
Hi my name is Debra Glendenning Hamilton. George Glendenning and Hannah Keener were my I have been working on the Glendenning Line since 1999 and have only gotten as far as George Glendenning born 1794 died 1875. I can not seem to get a true line on his parents some have his father as John Glendenning with his mother being Margaret Kenyon the only problem with her being his mother is that all records have her dying in 1780 and that can not be possible. If you have any information that might help me get past this brick wall it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Added by Debra Hamilton on Jul 09, 2016 10:19 AM
Marion Harris
Donna, my mothers family is from Terra Alta. My grandfather was Willis O Shay. At one time he owned the Chevrolet dealership in Terra Alta. I was born in Cumberland, but my mother brought over to Terra Alta, my dad was in the service. My grandmother on my fathers side also lived in Terra Alta, they were the Smiths. My Shay family is buried there in the cemetery up on the hill. In my mind I can picture the whole town as is was the last time I was there in 1997. So are you then any relation? Thank You, Marion Harris
Added by Marion Harris on Jun 02, 2016 2:40 AM

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