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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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Theresa Ely
David F. Keener
Hi Donna, Thank you for the addition of the obituary for David Keener. I noted you on his memorial pg. for the addition. If he is a relative I would be glad to transfer his memorial to you, just let me know.
Added by Theresa Ely on Feb 23, 2017 8:54 AM
Sarah Jane (Roth) Bolden
Since you've photographed so many of the Roth graves, just curious whether you know where Sarah Jane Roth (1854-1937), daughter of Nicholas & Phoebe Roth and wife of DeCoursey E Bolden (1859-1924), is buried? They lived in Oakland so I assumed either Red House of the Oakland Cemetery but I don't see anything in Findagrave for them.
Added by GM on Feb 22, 2017 12:20 AM
Thank you!
I didn't make it to Terra Alta on my trip last spring, but I will add it to my list for next time I visit! Thank you for contributing and for sharing about the resources available in the area.

-A Relative of nearly everyone in Blackwood and Shay's Chapel cemeteries.
Added by lauraday88 on Feb 19, 2017 6:15 PM
jack nutter
My name is Jack Nutter. Lydia Keener was my great grandmother. I enjoyed finding your photos.
Thank you very much. I plan on visiting some graves in the near future
Added by jack nutter on Feb 13, 2017 4:28 PM
Edie Dusky
RE: Thomas Henry Shay
This is from my family tree on Ancestry. I do not know how to share the tree but here's the link.

If you can't view the link email me at
Added by Edie Dusky on Nov 30, 2016 7:52 AM

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