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I am glad that this got posted. With my move to Virginia from Florida, I am reminded how it feels to be cold, so I am sending a donantion for the propane fund in tomorrow’s mail.
I poked around the http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org website and after a few minutes felt like crying, so much need and so little help.
I am currently reading Stephen Ambrose’s Crazy Horse an Custer. Hope all are well and enjoying the new year.
I need to check in more often! Having grown up in Nicholas County (Richwood) I know what you guys are referring to when you speak of the feeling you get there. If it were economically feasible I would be living there now.
I was unable to bow hunt as Tropical Storm Faye flooded my area. I have been out several times with my shotgun but have no deer in the freezer. I’ve seen several but there is a shortage of horns around here. With three days of season left I will probably be without venison this year. I will be hunting small game until March, though. Next year I hope to get up to WV for some decent population and size.
This is from Joe Payne:
A tradition has existed in the Carroll County Goad families that Robert of Grayson lived for a time in the early 1780’s in Buncombe County, North Carolina, that he had there met his wife, Isabel (Iszzy) and that she was an indentured servant with time still to serve; that Robert had run away with her and returned to Virginia. The tradition was ruther that the man to whom Isabel was bound learned of her “where-abouts” and came to Grayson to reclaim her services. Finding that she had a husband and children, he stayed for supper and overnight and returned home without her. This story smacks a bit of “soap opera” and can perhaps be taken with a bit of skepticism. The part about Robert meeting Isabel in Buncombe County could well be accurate, however. Perhaps Robert and brother William were both
there in the early 1780’s.
Other names I see on this forum are mentioned so here is the link in case someone can use the info:
Sammarroq, thank you for answering this is what I have:
I just found a WW1 Draft Registration shows he was born 8 Jan 1874 in Doddridge County, WV and his wife was named Minnie. So I am off to expand on this.
Evie or Eva Virginia Keller Smith (Creed and Allie Phillips Keller were never married)
Doddridge County, WV, USA
Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia, USA
Strange Creek, Braxton, WV, USA
Fenwick, Nicholas, WV, USA
Their son, Ernest Goad was my Maternal Grandfather
(This was the nearest Nursing Home with space, he lived all but his last 3 months in Richwood)
I will let you know if I get anything else.
I saved the Yahoo story, if anyone wants it. Two things caught my attention: The description of MSgt Keeble by his unit, friends, and family and their devotion. Pidamaya
I have not posted in a long while so I have to catch up a little before going into a long discourse about Nicholas County and specifically Richwood. So for now here are a few things that may help:
And, also try some research on Nancy Hart to see if the published info about her assists you. She was a Confederate spy and is actually buried in Greenbriar County but Richwood is the closest town.
I hope to catch up here in the next few weeks and visit Richwood later in the Spring.
A good illustration of the Siouan language taxonomy is here:
I also ran across two book references:
Anderson, J. (1872). The newly discovered relationship of the Tuteloes to the dakotan stock. Transactions of the American Philological Society for 1871. 2: 15-6.
Miller, C. (1957). Reevaluation of the Eastern Siouan problem with particular emphasis on the Virginia branches – the Occaneechi, the Saponi, and the Tutelo. Anthropological Papers 52, Bureau of American Ethnology-Bulletin 164.
Hope this may be something useful to you.October 8, 2005 at 2:24 am in reply to: And we wonder why we can't find any records on our families #34591
This might help explain a few irregularities in my family tree.
DavidJuly 3, 2004 at 11:03 pm in reply to: Need help w/Hanover Co NDNs-Butler,Thacker,Lawrence #33827
sammarroq;30262 wrote: Wow, I can’t believe what you can stumble across…Nicholas County Deragland, is this a relative?:)
I haven’t found any links to Henry Clay Ragland but have hit a wall researching my Ragand roots. My paternal GGrandmother was Bertie(Birdie) Ragland and I have no info on her.
These are my family names:
Paternal: Ragland, Samples, Arbrogast
Maternal: Goad, Keller, Hall
It seems most of my relatives are from West Virginia
Brenda Collins Dillon wrote: I lived high up in the mountains of Nicholas County. A place called Fenwick Mountain.
My Mother was born in Fenwick, her maiden name is Goad, I grew up in Richwood in an area called “Little Italy”. I graduated from Richwood High in 1979 but was class technically class of ’80. When I was little and after I was driving we always had fun deciding how to go to Summersville, over Fenwick Mt or through Craigsville. Small World.
The strange thing is I was talking to my mother in Richwood when I saw the original post. I sent her 50 pages of research from ancestry.com and we were discussing how we can not trace many of our relatives more that a few generations back.
sammarroq wrote: Is it your Isabelle Goad line you are looking for?
Yes, as well as Elenor Jane Jones, Creed Smith, Pininia Jones, and others.
This is me and my little sister, Susie. The picture must have been taken in 1965-66. I don’t remember this photo in particular but remember many things about Susie coming home from the hospital and yet can not recall my mom being pregnant. Susie is gone, she died of breast cancer in 2005 at 40.
“When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”