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Penny Harris (#47430685)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history & visiting cemeteries as part of that search for about 20 years. I have many relatives in Clay, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier and Monroe counties in WV. I have started a collection of photographs from various cemeteries in those counties that I plan to upload soon. I am still working on transcribing the last three rows in the Adkins Cemetery in Naoma (and photographing the last 6).
Photos are sized to this website's specs, making some hard to read. If you find photos you'd like a bigger or higher resolution copy of, please let me know.
If I can assist anyone in their search, please let me know. I have found that even the departed can be difficult to locate sometimes.
And if you find I have posted a memorial for your relative and you'd like it transferred to you, just let me know because I love connecting family together.
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Nancy Horton Gillispie
RE: Charles & Effie Wood
Yes, they were wonderful ladies. I wish I had been better about staying in touch.
I'm sorry to hear about your daughters. I hope everything works out soon and that they are fine.
Take care,
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Sep 28, 2015 7:09 PM
John Gavin, FL
That's a great photo of Patrick O'Connor's farmland at Roaring Creek.
Added by John Gavin, FL on Aug 21, 2015 5:04 PM
John Gavin, FL
Patrick and Bridget O'Connor family
Hi Penny,
Thouught you might like to know...
I ran across another Patrick Conner and Bridget Quinn in a tree at FamilySearch that had family records in Pennsylvania. The tree owner had listed the parents marriage at Berkeley county, VA-WV in 1840 without a source.
I think this date and location must be where my Patrick and Biddy O'Connor were married. This is because I also found the birthplace of their second child Michael in his Nov. 1874, Wood county, WV marriage record with Mattie Hallett. He was born at Berkeley county. So, Mary, Michael's older sister (the parent's first child) was likely born there as well, in 1841.

This all fits into the story that father Patrick migrated from Ireland via Nova Scotia to Virginia where he was employed in the construction of the Chesapeake-Potomac Canal that is in the area of Berkeley county.
I've updated the memorials of all of these family members so, you might like to use this new info for your own research.
Take care,
John Gavin
Added by John Gavin, FL on Aug 21, 2015 3:57 PM
E.M. Smith
The Miller family
Thanks for the information! You have been busy.
Added by E.M. Smith on Aug 14, 2015 3:32 PM
Nancy Horton Gillispie
Lelia Thurman
Thank you for the editing on her memerial.
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Aug 14, 2015 1:54 PM
E.M. Smith
RE: Jasper Miller
Find A Grave Memorial# 69330553

Great! The Millers aren't close relatives. They are in my family tree but way out on a limb!

So far I haven't been able to find out much about Jasper's mother -- Cora Vivian Kincaid. I think she was born on 16 May 1884 in Summers County.

Also I don't have much information on his paternal grandparents, Pembroke Miller and Sarah Gwinn.
Added by E.M. Smith on Aug 13, 2015 8:59 PM
Doris Aliff
Della Mae "Betty" Aliff Hudson
Thanks Penny, can you email me the obit for Betty Aliff Hudson. My email is Thanks
Added by Doris Aliff on Aug 04, 2015 2:40 PM
Taylor Cemetery
Penny, I know where Taylor Cemetery if your still looking for it.
Added by Izzy on Jun 05, 2015 9:52 PM
Doris Aliff
Betty Aliff, b. 4/25/1924, Raleigh County, m. Gallia County, Ohio 12/23/1945 to Calvin Hudson, b. 11/3/1922 in Dayton, Ohio. Her parents are listed as Charles and Mary Austin Aliff. She is Find A Grave #94013341 and he is 94013307. Trying to locate if right family.
Added by Doris Aliff on Jun 02, 2015 10:56 AM
Doris Aliff
I seem to have one child born in 1924 for this famiy you do not have. B. april 25 1924 in raleigh county. What do you thank or have on her, Betty.
Added by Doris Aliff on Jun 02, 2015 10:52 AM
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