A Work From Okey's West Virginia


Big Ridge

Big Ridge

Community


Photo by Okey L. King

 

 

By

 

Okey L. King

 

With help from Resources

 

by

 

Eleanor Wickwine Fridley

 

 

Fridley, Eleanor.  Saga of the Mountain.  Eleanor Fridley, 1976


Photo by Okey L. King

 

 

        The high elevation we call Big Ridge is but a small part of the vast Mountain called Allegheny.  Big Ridge rises immediately to the east of Tuckahoe, and is skirted to the south by Cove Creek and towers above Route 311 to the East.  To the North the ridge reaches just south of where Allegheny Tunnel bores through the mountain.  At an elevation of about 3600 feet at its highest point, Big Ridges towers about 1500 feet higher that the Peniel IPHC Church down in the valley.  Big Ridge is secluded and unknown to all but relatively few people.  These few people are mostly those with roots on the mountain.

        The mountain is a beautiful but unforgiving formation of rock covered with vegetation of all kinds. But, this page is not about the mountain.l It is about the people.  It is about their origin, their struggles, and their families. For as many as possible, I will include their genealogies.

In her book Saga of the Mountain, Eleanor Fridley has provided some barebones information adding families to those that I have already researched.   She has given me the sources for further research with her list of families. Many of the names in the list were pet or shorten names and there were no dates. I had to use a good deal of guessing to finally locate them in the census. Never the less, the list helped me to know who lived on the mountain.   I am indebted to Mrs. Fridley and will I give her credit for her material that I use.

.....Note: The genealogical material for this site, except for the Sparks, Cox, and Hilton Families, which I already had, was obtained by entering each name, form the barebones list that Mrs. Fridley provided, into Ancestry.com. Most of the information from Ancestry.com came from census records along with other public records. As a paid member of Ancestry.com, I have access to the public records posted there as well as for the ancestry files shared there for member use. Ancestry information, including the census is never perfect and is always subject to change when better information becomes available. Information on this page,comes comes from contributers from Ancestry.com, public records, from Mrs. Fridley, and from my friend Woody Cox. Mrs. Fridley often used pet names which I have to vertify.

cc .....You may wonder why I chose the photo at top of the page. I made this photo a number of years ago at the Cox/Cayton Cemetery on the Southern face of Big Ridge. It is mountain laurel and it is deadly and symbolizes the struggles of mountain and country people. Before its deadly secret was revealed, it was the slayer of many women and children in the backcountries of the Eastern United States. Untile the danger was realized, cattle were allowed to roam in the woods where they ate the laural. The laural's poison infiltrated the milk of the caw and caused what was onece called milk sickness. This poisoned milk was cunsumed by the mountain folks... expecially the children and the mothers. If a mother was nursing, she passed the poiion on to her infant. The children, infants, and mothers sickened gradually and died. And, no one knew what they were dying from. They just knew that it was from the mil so they called it "milk sickness."
.....To me, this is the picture of the rough life our ancestors lived. They were often attacked by things that they could do nothing about. The "milk sickness" that finally done communities in was the Great Depression and the dying of the rural economy. But, it was a good life for many years and supported many strong mountain famlies.

.....It has been suggested that Big Ridge was setteled by deserters from the Confederate Army. I am not sure that that is true. There may have been at least one who was evading the Confederate draft. Bot the North and the South were drafting men into the army. Some went west to avoid the draft. It seems that many of these famlies came to the mountain after the war. After the war, conditions in the south were harsh. The whole complexion of Monroe County changed as a great percentage of the population moved west. Monroe County has never recovered. If you fought for the South or supported the Confederecey, you were disinfranchised. You couldn't vote, hold office, or teach school. This law was not repealed until about 1871. Some famlies, instead of going west, moved to the mountains. Some came to Big Ridge.

.....In some of the old photos, you will see open fields. For the most part, these fields are now wooded. Sites, like some cemeteries, that once were in the open, are now deep in the woods. This is true for the whole area of Southeastern Greenbrier and Nnothern Monroe Counties. Is is true of the old farm that I live on. When folks cease to "run" livestock, the fields are soon reforested. Now the only livestock are deer, bear, and now mountain lions.

"We're Headed For Missouri."

"Everything Tuckahoe and Glace."

The Plight of the Lone Mountain Mother

Selected Chapters from the novel Our Mountain of Refuge by Okey L. King

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.....Photo by Okey L. King

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.....This is the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. It sits at the intersection of the main Big Ridge road and the road that leads over the mountain to Sweet Springs. For many years, after the folks left the mountain, a homecoming was held each year at the church. I am not sure if the homecoming is still held. There was singing in the services but usually, as was the case in most Primitive Baptist Churches, there was no music played. Some folks called Primitive Baptists Hardshell Baptists.

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........Photo by Okey L. King

.....The churches were important to the rural communities, but the schools were the heart of the community. Country folks gathered here for all kinds of socials, debates, and for spelling bees. Children learned practical things of life in the 4-H clubs. Christmas plays and padgents were held in the one-roomed schools. The rural school was the frabric that held the community together.

.....These tow photos show the Big Ridge school. One is from Mrs. Fridley's book and the other is one I made several years ago. When I made my photo the school had been made into a private home or camp. Many old schools have been preserved in this way while others are falling down or been torn down.

The Old West Virginia school Page:

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............Photo from Francis Wickline Fridley

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.....This is another photo from the book showing the school and church from a high point. Elizabeth Sparks was born in a house below this point across the road from the church.

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...........Photo by Okey L. King

This is a diagram from the book showing the locations of homes on Big Ridge

The Sparks Family

The Sparks Family

.....The Sparks Family came to Big Ridge from Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia. Members of the family still live in Jefferesonville. The oldest Sparks to come to Big Ridge was Jonas Sparks. Jonas is one of 15 Jonas Sparks that I have in my Database. The oldest is Jonas who was born in 1734 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
.....One interest item of information, to me, that I found is that my late good friend and fellow pastor Russell Spence's great grandfather Jonas Spence also lived in Jeffersonville. Not only did he have the same first name as Jonas Sparks, theyboth served in Company D, 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry. Jonas Sparks also served in the 188 Virginia Militi.
.....According to the census, Jonas moved back in Jeffersonville as he was there at least by 1910.

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.....According to the Mrs. Friedly's book, this was the log house of Joseph Sparks.


Descendants of Jonas Sparks
																																	
	1  	Jonas Sparks	b: November 1842 in Wilkes County, NC	d: Aft. 1910					Individual Note: Living with Uncle Joshua in 1860, Lived on Big Ridge	Residence: Jeffersonville, VA		Military service: 188 Virginia Militi;, 23 Va IN Co D;; 16 VA Cav Co D.																				Census: 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910  Census Virginia Jeffersonville	Census: 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910  Census Virginia Jeffersonville
.		+Lucinda Harrison	b: January 1849	d: Bef. 1910			m: February 10, 1865 in Tazewell CDounty, VA						Father: Joseph Harrison	Mother: Martha																		Census: 1900 Jeffersonville, Tazewell	Census: 1900 Jeffersonville, Tazewell



Jonas Sparks born 1842 and Lucinda Harrison born 1849

	2  	Joseph Sparks	b: November 16, 1865 in Tazewell County, VA	d: July 26, 1930 in Big Ridge, VA	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV				Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge	Residence: Jeffersonville, VA in 1880	Occupation: Elder (minister) of the Primitive Baptist Church										Source: Woodson P. Cox											Census: 1880 Census	Census: 1880 Census

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.....This is Joseph and Sarah Margarets Sparks. They raised nine children on Big Ridge. I knew three of these children and the children of at least one of the others. Joseph Sparks was a Primitive Baptist Elder or Minister. He pastored a church at Glace. It is reported that would ride on horseback as far away as Bluefied, West Virignia to preach.

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.....This is a photo of Joseph conducting a baptism in Laurel Creek at Glace. The creek is so small that it cannot be seen. I believe that Joseph may be baptizing his own brother. .................
.................Photo by Okey L, King

.....Joseph Sparks lies at rest at Dowdy Cemetery at Glace not far from the church he pastored. Beside him are his wife and his Daughter Elizabeth Cox Sparks and her husband Hillman Cox.

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....		+Sarah Margarets	b: July 24, 1871 in Tazewell County	d: June 30, 1930 in Big Ridge	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV																											Census: 1930 Greenbrier	Census: 1930 Greenbrier
...	3  	Lucy Sparks	b: Abt. 1890 in Big Ridge, Allegheny County, VA																														
.......		+Matt Booth																															
.....	4  	Ellen Booth																															
.........		+Earnest Rehcard		d: November 2001	Burial: Airville, PA																												
........	5  	John Rehcard																															
.....	4  	Onnie Booth								Residence: Perryville, Md																							
.........		+Keefer																															
.....	4  	Mamie Booth																															
.........		+Love								Residence: Battle Creek, MI																							
...	3  	Electra Sparks	b: March 17, 1896						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge	Residence: Sweet Springs, WV																						Census: Worle War I Records	Census: Worle War I Records
.......		+Pearlie M. M. Sparks	b: 1901						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge				Father: Josuha Sparks																				
.....	4  	Paul Sparks								Residence: Covington, VA																							
.........		+Unknown																															
.....	4  	Pauline Sparks																															
.....	4  	Joseph Sparks	b: August 10, 1922	d: January 07, 1990																													
.........		+Betty								Residence: Covington, VA																							
.....	4  	Timothy Sparks	b: August 10, 1923	d: January 07, 1990 in Covington																													
.....	4  	William Electra Sparks	b: December 22, 1924	d: September 27, 2006 in Roanoke																													
.........		+Violet Mabry																															
........	5  	Arnold Sparks																															
............		+Mary																															
.....		*2nd Wife of William Electra Sparks:																															
.........		+Mary					m: Aft. 1990																										
.....	4  	Maryan Evelyn Sparks	b: 1930																														
...	3  	Gideon Sparks	b: August 05, 1898 in Grayson, VA	d: December 12, 1953 in Baptist Valley, Cedar Bluff, Tazewell, Virginia	Burial: Hankins Cemetery				Individual Note: Isaac D. Webb  and Earnest Smith living in household in 1920.   Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1910, 1920  Virginia, Boiling Spring, Allegheny, 1930 CFlear Fork	Census: 1910, 1920  Virginia, Boiling Spring, Allegheny, 1930 CFlear Fork
.......		+Melissa Allice Smith	b: August 02, 1895 in Carroll County, VA	d: July 21, 1977 in Tazwell, VA	Burial: Hankins Cemetery		m: August 01, 1919 in Grayson, VA		Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge				Father: Burwell Smith	Mother: Susan Elizabeth Goad																			
.....	4  	Elmer Barrton Sparks	b: May 25, 1920 in Allegneny County, VA	d: January 15, 1994 in Coquille, OR																												Census: 1930 Clear Fork, VA	Census: 1930 Clear Fork, VA
.........		+Kathleen Sparks	b: 1923	d: 1996									Father: Joseph Adam Sparks	Mother: Eliza																			
........	5  	Margie Kathlene Sparks	b: 1940	d: 1996																													
........	5  	William Elmer Sparks	b: 1942	d: 1942																													
........	5  	Lorriane Virginia Sparks	b: 1943																														
........	5  	Shawver Sparks Barton	b: 1945																														
........	5  	Gilbert Titus Sparks	b: 1946																														
........	5  	Ronnie Parson Sparks	b: 1948	d: 2001																													
........	5  	Mary Alice Sparks	b: 1950																														
........	5  	Grat Gideon Robert Sparks	b: 1952	d: 1953																													
........	5  	Geraldine Sue Sparks	b: 1953																														
........	5  	Lnnie Wayne Sparks	b: 1954	d: 1954																													
........	5  	Evenly Mae Sparks	b: 1955																														
........	5  	Clyde Eugene Sparks	b: 1957																														
........	5  	Gerald Vernon Sparks	b: 1959	d: 1961																													
........	5  	Larry Wayne Sparks	b: 1960	d: 1960																													
........	5  	Debbie Darlene Sparks	b: 1961																														
........	5  	Ida Diane Sparks	b: 1963																														
.....		*2nd Wife of Elmer Barrton Sparks:																															
.........		+Ruby Sturgel					m: March 30, 1972																										
.....	4  	Messie Mae Sparks	b: November 22, 1922	d: May 06, 1923																													
.....	4  	Mary Magdelene Sparks	b: November 21, 1923	d: November 23, 1923																													
.....	4  	Earnest Electra Sparks	b: February 29, 1924	d: March 03, 1988 in Cedar Bluff, Tazwell																												Census: 1930 Clear Fork, Tazwell	Census: 1930 Clear Fork, Tazwell
.........		+Myrtle Lane		d: 2003			m: January 19, 1944																										
.....	4  	Clinton Thomas Sparks	b: June 13, 1926	d: March 21, 2000 in Belfast Mills, VA																													
.........		+Maggie Virgina Beavers	b: February 19, 1927	d: June 08, 2003 in Roanoke, VA			m: August 05, 1944						Father: Marion Columbus Beavers	Mother: Laura Bell Gross																			
........	5  	Clyde Eugene Sparks	b: January 07, 1946																														
........	5  	Dennis Woodrow Sparks	b: September 22, 1947	d: January 04, 1979 in Belfast Mills, VA																													
........	5  	William Donald Sparks	b: October 20, 1949																														
........	5  	Gary Wayne Sparks	b: September 14, 1951	d: March 27, 1997 in Roanoke, VA																													
........	5  	Judith Ann Sparks	b: June 12, 1953																														
............		+Rick Hale																															
........	5  	Thomas Dean Sparks	b: September 27, 1955																														
.....	4  	Claude William Sparks	b: August 04, 1929	d: November 09, 1968																													
.........		+Louise Anderson					m: March 23, 1948																										
.....	4  	Rex Eugene Sparks	b: April 07, 1932	d: 2003																													
.........		+Vella Rose					m: November 12, 1965																										
.....	4  	Clyde Whitten Sparks	b: August 12, 1933																														
.........		+Juanita Baldwin					m: June 16, 1951																										
.....	4  	Martha Ellen Sparks	b: March 18, 1928	d: March 18, 1928																													
...	3  	Nancy Melinda Sparks	b: Abt. 1904	d: in Arizona													
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....... +Baldwin ..... 4 [2] Rebecca Baldwin Residence: Arizona ......... +[1] Joe Midkiff b: 1928 Father: Noah Midkiff Mother: Lottie Sparks ..... *2nd Husband of [2] Rebecca Baldwin: ......... +Leo Vamdine ..... 4 [4] Louise Baldwin ......... +[3] Manuel Estep Father: William Estep Mother: Sarah M. Sparks ....

.....I knew Sarah (Aunt Sarie). She would vist her sister Lizzy and attend the Peniel Church. She can be seen in the group photo taken in front of the church. She was a sweet lady. She is buried at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at Lewisburg. I was able to attend her bural service. If I remember correctly, her son Thomas had the service.

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.........photo by Okey L. King

.....The are several Big Ridge Folks in this photo. There are Janetta White, Sarah Sparks Estep, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Sparks Cox, and Ross Norman (Rass) Hylton. Lottie Sparks Midkiff and her husband also attended the church before their deaths.
......Many of the folks in this photo are also characters in my novel Our Mountain of Refuge

																	
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.........		+[5] Thomas Estep											Father: William Estep	Mother: Sarah M. Sparks																			
...	3  	Lottie Sparks	b: April 23, 1905 in Big Ridge, Allegheny County, VA	d: April 29, 1974	Burial: Midkif Cemetery, near Big Ridge					Residence: near Big Ridge, Allegney County, VA

.....I will have more about Lottie in the Midkiff section.

																							
.......		+Noah Midkiff	b: 1893	d: April 1974	Burial: Midkif Cemetery, near Big Ridge					Residence: Near Big Ridge, Allegney County, VA			Father: George W. Midkiff	Mother: Jathina E. Handy																		Census: 1930 Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Boiling Spring
.....	4  	Sarah M. Midkiff	b: 1926																														
.........		+Harland Addison Mabrey								Residence: Clifton Forge, VA																							
........	5  	Thelma Mabrey																															
.....	4  	[1] Joe Midkiff	b: 1928																														
.........		+[2] Rebecca Baldwin								Residence: Arizona			Father: Baldwin	Mother: Nancy Melinda Sparks																			
...	3  	Sarah M. Sparks	b: 1909	d: May 1989																													
.......		+William Estep	b: March 21, 1890	d: March 24, 1973																													
.....	4  	[3] Manuel Estep																															
.........		+[4] Louise Baldwin											Father: Baldwin	Mother: Nancy Melinda Sparks																			
.....	4  	[5] Thomas Estep																															
.........		+Elevyn Williams	b: in Caldwell, WV										Father: Lamar Roscoe Williams	Mother: Rosalee Howard																			
........	5  	Treasa Estep																															
............		+Williams																															
........	5  	Donna Estep																															
............		+Tate																															
.....		*2nd Wife of [5] Thomas Estep:																															
.........		+[4] Louise Baldwin											Father: Baldwin	Mother: Nancy Melinda Sparks																			
...	3  	Eliza A. Sparks	b: 1912	d: March 1963	

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.......		+Joshua Sparks																															
.....	4  	Joseph Sparks																															
.....	4  	William Sparks																															
...		*2nd Husband of Eliza A. Sparks:																															
.......		+Joe Sparks																															
.....	4  	William Sparks																															
.........		+Angie																															
........	5  	Larry Sparks																															
.....	4  	Joseph Sparks																															
.........		+Millie								Residence: Fredericksburg, VA																							
........	5  	Doug Sparks							Individual Note: died at age 13																								
........	5  	Donnie Sparks																															
...	3  	Patty Sparks	b: February 11, 1912	d: October 30, 1992					Individual Note: at home in 1930

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.....I knew Patty. She lived in this area and was often at Lizzy's. I know her son Allen. He has attened Peniel Church. I know two of her great grandchildren who are friends of my grandson.

													Census: 1930 Greenbrier	Census: 1930 Greenbrier
.......		+John Wesley Lowe	b: February 24, 1899	d: August 15, 1967 in White Sulphur Springs			m: Aft. 1930						Father: John Luther Lowe	Mother: Myria Angiline Davis																			
.....	4  	Allen Lowe								Residence: White Sulphur Springs																							
.........		+Margaret Green																															
........	5  	Allen Jr. Lowe	b: December 04, 1960	d: May 09, 1991																													
............		+Pam Shafer																															
........	5  	Carl Lowe																															
............		+Humphreys																															
........	5  	Lisa Lowe																															
.....	4  	Joseph Luther Lowe	b: October 05, 1938 in White Sulphur Springs	d: August 17, 1970																													
.........		+Rachel C. Christian	b: August 04, 1936	d: October 06, 2004 in Frankford, WV										Mother: Mable																			
........	5  	Henry Lowe																															
........	5  	Scott Lowe																															
........	5  	Kenny Lowe	b: March 1967																														
.....	4  	Angie Lowe																															
.........		+William Sparks																															
........	5  	Larry Sparks																															
........	5  	Millie Sparks																															
............		+Huffman																															
.....	4  	Shirley Lowe																															
.........		+Marc Thibault																															
.....	4  	Sarah Lowe																															
.........		+Robert Fanning																															
........	5  	Sherry Fanning																															
...	3  	Elizabeth Sparks	b: December 06, 1918 in Big Ridge, VA	d: July 06, 1989 in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, WV	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV				Individual Note: at home in 1930	Residence: Tuckahoe Hollow								Funeral: Peniel Pentercostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L, King														Census: 1930 Greenbrier	Census: 1930 Greenbrier

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A Tribute To Lizzie Cox: a lady of the West Virginia Mountains

.....Lizzy was like a mother to me. My family spent a lot of time in her and Hillman's home. We went there every Christmas for years and we still go there to vist Woody on Christmas. We enjoyed her good country cooking. Until she had her first stroke, there was alway good rich county food. They usually had salt cured pork. After she had her stroke, there sas not so m uch of the salty food. I tasted my first "coon" meat at their table.
.....Company was alway welcome as Lizzy had the spiritual gift of hospitality. You knew that you could just kick your shoes off and relax. At some places when the preacher comes for dinner, the good china and the good silver comes out and it is more formal. But, at Lizzy and Hillmans, you were just ffamily. Many folks would come for Sunday dinner (lunch to some of you). After dinner, the table would be coverd and the food left out. For supper (county people have supper) the folks who were still there just helped themselves. After supper, it was time to get ready to go back to church.
.....I remember the day that Lizzy left us. I received a call that Lizzy was on the way to the hospital in an ambulance. That was a trip of about twenty-two miles from the head of Tuckahoe. I went on to the Emergency Room and waited awhile before Lizzy arrived. After she arrived, I had prayer and told her that I had to go pick my wife up from work. She thanked me for coming. I didn't think she looked too bad.
.....The weather was hot...sticky hot. After I had picked my wife up and had returned home, I went out to the barn to check on our old goat who was ill. While I was in the barn, my wife came to the door of the house and called me. The said that she got a call from Woody telling her that his mom had just died. I was angry. I was so angry that I kicked the barn. It is not an easy task to pastor a country church where people become family.
.....We drove to the hospital to pick up Woody. Carolyn followed us we drove back to Tuckahoe. We stopped at Woody's cousin Buck Cox's for awhile before going back to Lizzy's home. It was a bad time. After I had finished the service at Dowdy Cemetery, Woody and I walked back to the cars arm in arm crying every step of the way. Lizzy was a jewel.

.......		+Daniel Hillman Alderman Cox	b: May 10, 1918	d: May 09, 1988 in Kates Mountain, WV	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV		m: Aft. 1930						Father: George T. Alderman	Mother: Mary Ellen Lane				Funeral: Peniel Pentercostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L, King														Census: 1920 Allegheny Dunlap	Census: 1920 Allegheny Dunlap
.....	4  	Woodson Patton Cox	b: August 14, 1947 in Tuckahoe Hollow																														
	2  	Martha Sparks	b: 1866	d: 1933 in Bel Hartford Maryland																													
....		+Robert Baldwin	b: 1868 in Tazwell	d: May 25, 1898 in Baltimore			m: May 16, 1888						Father: Wesley Baldwin	Mother: Katherine J. Altizer																			
	2  	John Sparks	b: 1870 in Jeffersonville, VA																													Census: 1880 Census Virginia, 1900, Jeffersonville 1930 Maiden Spring,  VA	Census: 1880 Census Virginia, 1900, Jeffersonville 1930 Maiden Spring,  VA
....		+Nancy M. White	b: 1881																														
...	3  	Lucy Sparks	b: 1900																														
...	3  	Nancy M. Sparks	b: 1903																														
...	3  	Pattie J. Sparks	b: 1903																														
...	3  	Joseph F. Sparks	b: 1905																														
...	3  	William J. Sparks	b: 1909																														
...	3  	Archie Sparks	b: 1912																														
...	3  	Daniel H. Sparks	b: 1915																														
...	3  	Martha J. Sparks	b: 1918																														
...	3  	George R. Sparks	b: 1920																														
...	3  	Andrew Sparks	b: 1915																														
	2  	Lydia Sparks	b: August 1871 in Jeffersonville, VA	d: 1963 in Tazewell County, VA																												Census: 1880 Census	Census: 1880 Census
....		+Went Brewster																			Source: One World Family Tree												
	2  	Mary B. Sparks	b: September 1873 in Jeffersonville, VA	d: 1967																	Source: Booth Family Tree											Census: 1880 Census, 1920 Jeffersonville, VA	Census: 1880 Census, 1920 Jeffersonville, VA
	2  	Rachel Sparks	b: 1875 in Jeffersonville, VA	d: November 10, 1944 in Tazewell  County, VA					Individual Note: head in 1920																							Census: 1880 Census, 1900,   Jeeffersonville, VA, 1910, 1920 Maiden Spring, VA	Census: 1880 Census, 1900,   Jeeffersonville, VA, 1910, 1920 Maiden Spring, VA
....		+George Washington Baldwin	b: September 13, 1875	d: 1919 in Richlands, VA			m: October 06, 1892						Father: David B. Baldwin	Mother: Nancy Garnet Pruitt							Source: World War I Draft records											Census: 1880 Big Creek, McDowell, 1900 Jeffersonville, Va; 1910 Maiden Spring	Census: 1880 Big Creek, McDowell, 1900 Jeffersonville, Va; 1910 Maiden Spring
...	3  	David R. Baldwin	b: 1894																														
...	3  	Nancy Baldwin	b: 1896																														
...	3  	Lucy Baldwin	b: 1898																														
...	3  	Edna Baldwin	b: 1900																														
...	3  	Jonas B. Baldwin	b: 1902																														
...	3  	Albert Baldwin	b: 1909																														
...	3  	Edward G. Baldwin	b: 1911																														
...	3  	Lee A. Baldwin	b: 1915																														
...	3  	Arch Baldwin	b: 1916																														
...	3  	James N. Baldwin	b: 1917																														
	2  	Harriet Sparks	b: March 1877 in Jeffersonville, VA	d: 1971 in Tazewell  County, VA																												Census: 1880 Census	Census: 1880 Census
....		+James Beavers	b: December 07, 1858	d: June 22, 1901																													
		*2nd Husband of Harriet Sparks:																															
....		+Hugh Schrader	b: May 1874																														
	2  	Nancy "Nanny" Sparks	b: June 1878 in Jeffersonville, VA	d: 1973 in Glace, WV																												Census: 1880 Census	Census: 1880 Census
....		+Archibald Baldwin	b: May 29, 1866	d: 1950			m: Aft. 1910						Father: David B. Baldwin	Mother: Nancy Garnet Pruitt																			
...	3  	Child Baldwin																															
	2  	Analiza Sparks	b: 1880	d: 1947 in Cliffield, VA																													
....		+Robert Joseph Sparks	b: May 10, 1890	d: January 07, 1970									Father: Austin Sparks	Mother: Sarah																			
...	3  	Barbara Sparks	b: 1909																														
	2  	Elias Sparks	b: August 1880																	Cemetery: 1900 Jeffersonville													
....		+Addie	b: 1884				m: 1898																										
	2  	Jonas P. Sparks	b: April 07, 1882 in Wilkes County, NC	d: October 16, 1951 in Clifton Forge	Burial: Old Cemetery on Cove Mountain.				Individual Note: a neice, 14 year-old Nanny, was in househole in 1920												Source: Worle War I Records											Census: 1900, 1910, Jeffersonville, Tazewell; 1920 Sweet Springs	Census: 1900, 1910, Jeffersonville, Tazewell; 1920 Sweet Springs
....		+Rebecca Jane Crouse	b: Abt. 1886 in Tazewe;; County, VA	d: 1919 in Glace, WV			m: 1907						Father: Hugh Andrew Crouse	Mother: Susan Nay Altizer																			
...	3  	Stella Sparks	b: 1906	d: 1940																													
...	3  	Lucy Sparks	b: 1909	d: 1970 in Botetourt,,, VA																													
.......		+Will Clark																															
.....	4  	Hoover Clark																															
.....	4  	Marshall Clark																															
...	3  	Paul Sparks	b: 1910	d: 1993 in Covington, VA																													
.......		+Lucinda Angle																															
.....	4  	Butterfly Sparks																															
.....	4  	Dennis Sparks																															
.....	4  	Junior Sparks																															
.....	4  	Linda Sparks																															
...		*2nd Wife of Paul Sparks:																															
.......		+Oliva Brown Loan																															
...	3  	Huander Taylor Sparks	b: July 19, 1913 in Monroe County	d: December 12, 1986 in Roanoke																													
.......		+Ida Mae Grubb																															
...		*2nd Wife of Huander Taylor Sparks:																															
.......		+Virginia Francis Loan	b: 1927	d: 1999																													
...	3  	Susie Sparks	b: Abt. 1918	d: Bef. 2000																													
.......		+Elmer Smith	b: 1909	d: 1978																													
		*2nd Wife of Jonas P. Sparks:																															
....		+L. Jestine Horton	b: August 23, 1869 in Carroll County	d: June 06, 1952 in White Sulphur Springs			m: Aft. 1919						Father: Henry Horton	Mother: Amanda Webb																			
	2  	William Sparks	b: February 1884	d: 1939 in Glace, WV	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV																											Census: 1910 Tazewell; 1930 Greenbrier	Census: 1910 Tazewell; 1930 Greenbrier
....		+Mary Louellen Baldwin	b: 1896	d: 1963 in Glace, WV	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, West Virginia								Father: John Edward Baldwin	Mother: Elizabeth White																			
...	3  	Martha L. Sparks	b: May 09, 1913	d: February 28, 1996																													
.......		+Robert Markham																															
...	3  	Sarah Sparks	b: Abt. 1916																														
...	3  	Jonas W. Sparks	b: February 21, 1916	d: September 1971																													
...	3  	George Sparks	b: Abt. 1918																														
...	3  	Bertha M. Sparks	b: Abt. 1919																														
...	3  	Flora Sparks	b: Abt. 1921																														
...	3  	Alberta Sparks	b: Abt. 1923																														
.......		+George Bowyer																															
...	3  	John Sparks	b: Abt. 1925																														
...	3  	Arch Sparks	b: 1926																														
...	3  	Herbert Sparks	b: Abt. 1927																														
...	3  	Charlie D. Sparks	b: Abt. 1929																														
...	3  	Nancy Sparks	b: Aft. 1930																													Census: not in 1930 census	Census: not in 1930 census
	2  	Timothy Sparks	b: July 22, 1886	d: March 03, 1947																												Census: 1920 Sweet Springs	Census: 1920 Sweet Springs
....		+Pattie Jane	b: June 03, 1887	d: March 14, 1976	Burial: Nester Cemetry																												
...	3  	Robert A. Sparks	b: Abt. 1910																														
...	3  	William R. Sparks	b: Abt. 1911																														
...	3  	James Walter Sparks	b: Abt. 1914	d: January 14, 1941	Burial: Nester Cemetry																												
...	3  	Jonas Sparks	b: February 21, 1916	d: September 1971	Burial: Nester Cemetry																												
.....	4  	Charlotte Sparks																															
.........		+John Jr. Dodd											Father: John H. Dodd	Mother: Lovetta Eveline Bennett																			
........	5  	David Dodd																															
........	5  	Michael Dodd																															
........	5  	Daughter Dodd																															
.....	4  	Leslie Sparks																															
........	5  	Timothy Sparks	b: Abt. 1960																														
............		+Karen Mines	b: Unknown										Father: Ross Mines	Mother: Mildred White																			
........	5  	Andy Sparks																															
.....	4  	Darles Sparks																															
.........		+Clendenin																															
.....	4  	Lonzo Sparks		d: Abt. 2000																													


	

The Mary Ellen Lane Cox Family

.......

.....Mary Ellen's Lane's parents were Miller W. and Martha Jane Lester Lane. Miller was born in Pike County, Kentucky and Martha came from Tazwell County, Virginia. They lived on Barker's Ridge in Wyoming County. I do not know just how Mary Ellen came to this part of the country. I do know that her husband Matthew Cod had probably left her before 1905. That left her to survive on the mountainthe best way she could. Somehow she raised her children back on the mountain. Knowing the conditions she lived in, I have a deep respect for Mary Ellen Cox. But, her situation was not unique. It was the lot of many mountion mothers.


Descendants of Mary Ellen Lane
																																	
	1  	Mary Ellen Lane	b: June 06, 1879 in Barkers Ridge, Wyoming County	d: 1963 in Greenbrier County	Burial: Jerrys Run				Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge.  George Alderman living in the household in 1920.																							Census: 1880 Barkers Ridge, 1910, Boiling Spring; 1920 Allegheny Dunlap	Census: 1880 Barkers Ridge, 1910, Boiling Spring; 1920 Allegheny Dunlap
.		+William Patton Bishop					m: Bef. 1903								Immigration: Not living with Mary Ellen in 1910													Immigration: Not living with Mary Ellen in 1910	


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	2  	William Patton Cox	b: 1902	d: 1992 in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, WV	Burial: Furie Cemetery, Tuckahoe, WV													Funeral: Peniel Pentercostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L, King														Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, VA	Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, VA

Bill Cox: Story Teller

.....Bill was the one of the most interesting men that I have ever known. The first time I saw him, he was wearing a long black skirt. Some time before, he had been in a logging accident. Bill and his son were cutting timber back in a hollow when Bill cut a tree and it fell into another tree. The cut tree was in a dangerous bind. Buck told Bill to leave it alone, but Bill didn't listen. He tried to free the tree, but it snapped back and crushed his legs. He had healed somewhat, but he couldn't stand the touch of trouser on his legs, so he wore the old skirt.
.....Bill was the number one story teller in the Area. One old man who lived further down the hollow told me, "That Bill Cox is the most awful liar I ever heard." But to a fellow spinner of yarns like myself, he was a great story teller. He could tell the story as though he believed it...and sometimes I think he did. My favorite was one of how the railroad kired him to kill the hoopsnakes that were killing the workers. Bill lived to a ripe old age and I was blessed to have his funeral." Bill, Buck (Andrew) and Buck's wife Siss (Mary) are butied in the Fuery Cemetery in Tuckahoe.


....		+Gertrude Caldwell	b: May 10, 1898	d: July 1981	Burial: Feury Cemetery		m: Abt. 1930						Father: Andrew Jacob Caldwell	Mother: Sarah Angeline Higginbotham																		Census: 1920, 1930 White Sulphur	Census: 1920, 1930 White Sulphur
...	3  	Andrew P. Cox	b: May 18, 1930 in Tuckahoe Hollow, WV	d: March 08, 1998 in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, WV	Burial: Feury Cemetery, Tuckahoe, WV													Funeral: Peniel Pentecostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L, King

.....Buck Cox and Sis were another pair of our friends in Tuckahoe. Buck once worked in the woods cutting timber. But in later years he had his own garage. He was an excellent mechanic. Buck was a typical mountain man, but Siss was from Pennslyvania. They both had a cood sense of humor. Like most mountain men, Buck would be loyal to you as long as you treated him right. But, if you mistreated him, you could forget it. That is the way of most mountain folks. Outsiders learn that at their loss.
.....Buck, Siss, Bill, Lizzy, Hillman, and Woody were very close. They spent a lot of time together and my family was blessed to share some of that time.
.....Buck developed lung disease and suffered from lack of oxygen until he left us. Sis developed lung cancer. Three days a week I drove up into Tuckahoe and took Sis to her treatments out at Fairlea. One evening, Woody stopped by on his way to a wake and found that she had left this life. I have the funeral for all five of the Coxes of this family that has passed.

															
.......		+Mary Lenettia "Sis" Painter	b: June 19, 1932 in Clymer, PA	d: July 23, 2002 in Tuckahoe Hollow, WV	Burial: Feury Cemetery, Tuckahoe, WV	Cause of death: complications of cancer							Father: Alfred Guy Painter	Mother: Lenettia Spencer				Funeral: 7/29/2002 Peniel Pentecostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L. King

        +Matthew Cox															
	2  	Charles Cox	b: Abt. 1907	d: Bef. 2002																													
....		+Martha Rodgers																															
...	3  	Charles Jr. Cox																															
...	3  	Henry Cox		d: Bef. 2002																													
...	3  	Ruth Elizabeth Cox		d: June 15, 2011																													
.......		+Clyde Harding Allen	b: October 13, 1924	d: December 1990 in White Sulphur Springs									Father: Allen																				
.....	4  	Edward Michael Allen	b: May 19, 1968 in Clifton Forge, VA	d: April 14, 2005 in Raliegh General Hospital	Burial: Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery	Cause of death: Massive heart attack																											
.........		+Theresa Harris																															
........	5  	John Miochael Allen	b: Abt. 1987																														
........	5  	Ryan Lee Allen	b: Abt. 1994																														
.....	4  	Claude Allen																															
.........		+Laurie																															
........	5  	Emma Allen																															
...	3  	Jane Cox																															
.......		+Earnest Mines	b: 1918	d: 1973																													
...		*2nd Husband of Jane Cox:																															
.......		+Harold Moss		d: Bef. 2002																													
...	3  	Margaret L. Cox	b: 1936	d: September 18, 2003																													
.......		+Carl Dove		d: Bef. 2002																													
...	3  	Claudine Cox								Residence: White Sulphur Springs																							
.......		+James Knapp																															
...	3  	Myles Cox																															
.......		+Burford																															
...	3  	Lloyd Cox																															
.......		+Lois Smith																															
...	3  	Carter Cox																															
	2  	Ruth Cox	b: April 08, 1909	d: February 24, 1991 in Fairlea, WV	Burial: Greenbrier Memorial Gardens	Cause of death: stroke				Residence: Tuckahoe, WV								Funeral: Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Okey L. King														Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, VA	Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, VA

.....

.....Ruth Cox Hoke Hylton was a member of the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Her first husband Rodney Hoke died a tragic death in the Virginia elictric chair for taking another man's life. He was only nineteen. This is just another story of the rough and tumble mountain life that sometimes drove men to desperation. Ruth's second husband was Ross Norman "Rass" Hylton, Rass was a good man and my good friend.

....		+Rodney Hoke	b: September 30, 1906	d: July 10, 1925	Burial: Whatcoat cemetery	Cause of death: died in electric chair	m: Abt. 1924						Father: Hurbert Hoke	Mother: Molly Mae Weise																			
		*2nd Husband of Ruth Cox:																															
												
...	3  	Janetta	b: 1933																														
.......		+Burtia Edgar Jr. White	b: August 13, 1930	d: May 1970									Father: Burtia Edgar White	Mother: Clara Thelma McDowell																			
.....	4  	Carlos White																															
........	5  	Dylon White																															
.....	4  	Dennis White																															
.........		+Ruth Patterson																															
.....	4  	Basil White																															
.........		+Pam Clark																															
........	5  	Samantha White																															
........	5  	Daughter White																															
........	5  	Daughter White																															
.....	4  	Donald White																															
.....	4  	Edward White																															
.........		+Tammy Bostic											Father: Alvin Bostic	Mother: Thelma G. Burdette																			
........	5  	Matthew White	b: Aft. 1977																														
........	5  	Rebecca White	b: Abt. 1977																														
		*3rd Husband of Ruth Cox:																															
....		+Ross Norman "Rass" Hylton	b: November 19, 1913	d: February 11, 2004	Burial: Greenbrier Memorial Gardens	Cause of death: complications of old age	m: Abt. 1940		Individual Note: Listed as Norman R. and living at home on 1930				Father: Winfield Scott Hylton	Mother: Leah Margaret Boyd				Funeral: Shanklins Funeral Home with Okey l. King														Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring
		*Partner of Mary Ellen Lane:																															
.		+Hurbert Hoke	b: April 01, 1885 in Glace, WV	d: 1938			m: Bef. 1914						Father: Christopher Columbus Hoke	Mother: Barbara Isabelle Lewis																		Census: 1900 Second Creek, 1920 White Sulphur	Census: 1900 Second Creek, 1920 White Sulphur
	2  	Joseph Cox	b: September 03, 1914	d: January 1982	Burial: Cox/Cayton Cemetery																											Census: 1920 Dunlap, Va	Census: 1920 Dunlap, Va
....		+Bonnie R. Cayton	b: March 16, 1914	d: March 1980									Father: John F. Cayton	Mother: Teantie "Tina" Jones																			
...	3  	Daniel Cox								Residence: Gap Mills, WV																							
.......		+Patsey Feury																															
...	3  	Richard Lane Cox	b: April 14, 1943 in .Big Ridge, VA	d: March 29, 2007 in Near Moncove Lake,  Monroe County	Burial: Cox-Cayton Cemetery					Residence: Gap Mills, WV																							
.......		+Carol Fogus											Father: Henry Kay Jr. Fogus																				
.....	4  	Rachel Cox																															
.........		+Stuart Perry																															
........	5  	Dakota Perry																															
.....	4  	Jamie Cox																															
.........		+Sue																															
.....	4  	Donald Cox																															
...	3  	Ellen L. Cox	b: November 21, 1938						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge	Residence: Peterstown																							
.......		+Garnet Dixon	b: 1939						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																								
...	3  	Lillian Cox																															
.......		+Glen																															
...	3  	Susan Cox																															
...	3  	Johseph Jr. Cox		d: 1963																													
...	3  	Hobert Cox																															
.......		+Glenna Fogus											Father: Henry Kay Jr. Fogus																				
...	3  	Roy Cox																															
.......		+Wanda																															
...	3  	Wallace Cox		d: Bef. 2002																													
...	3  	Bonnie Cox																															
.......		+Billy Kendall																															
...	3  	Lillain Cox																															
.......		+Glen Shupe																															
...	3  	Margaret Cox																															
.......		+Ellison		d: Bef. 2002							Occupation: Minister																						
...		*2nd Husband of Margaret Cox:																															
.......		+Ellison																															
		*2nd Husband of Mary Ellen Lane:																															
.		+Joe Burdette	b: March 08, 1885				m: Bef. 1916																									Census: 1910 Phillipines	Census: 1910 Phillipines
	2  	


 L. Woodson Cox	b: May 02, 1916	d: October 1979 in Jackson, GA																												Census: 1920 Dunlap, Allegneny	Census: 1920 Dunlap, Allegneny

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....		+Marie M. Fogus	b: December 03, 1914										Father: William Anthony Fogus	Mother: Elizabeth																			
...	3  	Woodson Jr. Cox																															
...	3  	David Cox																															
...	3  	Buddy Cox																															
...	3  	Shirley Cox																															
		*3rd Husband of Mary Ellen Lane:																															
.		+George T. Alderman	b: Abt. 1859 in Anthonys Creeek				m: Bef. 1920		Individual Note: living with Mary Lane in 1920 and listed as a boarder				Father: Daniel Hiram Alderman	Mother: Elizabeth Susan Fifer																		Census: 1880 Census	Census: 1880 Census
	2  	Daniel Hillman Cox	b: May 10, 1918	d: May 09, 1988 in Kates Mountain, WV	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV													Funeral: Peniel Pentercostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L, King														Census: 1920 Allegheny Dunlap	Census: 1920 Allegheny Dunlap

..........

...............

.....Daniel Hillman Cox was a rough and tumble mounain man who lived up to his name Hillman. Some say his mother weaned him on spoonfulls of whiskey. Soo, if that is true, it was no wonder than it was a struggle for him to leave alcohol alone. He could be rough indeed when when he was drinking. When he was sober, it was a different story. But, drunk or sober, he was my friend. He Woody and I would go fishing together. We would pitch horseshoes together. We would sit and talk. I liked to listen.
.....Hillman, Lizzy and Woody, when he got big enough, would cut timber back on the mountain and snake the logs out with a horse or mule. It was a rough life. Lizzy and Woody were able to get jobs at the Greenbrier Hotel and things became better.
.....But, Hillman still had a yen for the hardstuff. We think that he and his buddies were making their own. Hillman and his nephew died tragic deaths up on Kates Monuntain one cool spring morning from exposure. We think that they had hd some bad moonshine. The morning I had Hillman's funeral, I cried in my shaving water. I had lost a friend in a way that was frustrating.
.....Hillman, Lizzy and Woody Cox are characters that appear in my novel Our Mountain of Refuge.

....		+Elizabeth Sparks	b: December 06, 1918 in Big Ridge, VA	d: July 06, 1989 in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, WV	Burial: Dowdy Cemetery, Glace, WV		m: Aft. 1930		Individual Note: at home in 1930	Residence: Tuckahoe Hollow			Father: Joseph Sparks	Mother: Sarah Margarets				Funeral: Peniel Pentercostal Holines Church, Tuckahoe, WV by Okey L, King														Census: 1930 Greenbrier	Census: 1930 Greenbrier
...	3  	Woodson Patton Cox	b: August 14, 1947 in Tuckahoe Hollow

.................

.....This is Woodson Patton "Woody" Cox. Along with my father, he is the most honest man that I have known. Enough said.

																														
		*4th Husband of Mary Ellen Lane:																															
.		+Terry					m: Aft. 1920																										
	2  	Susan Cox	b: 1921	d: 1975	Burial: Feury Cemetery				Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge

......

																								
....		+Aubrey Manson Cayton	b: July 15, 1911	d: May 1982 in Caldwell					Individual Note: Living with Grandmother Jones in 1920				Father: John F. Cayton	Mother: Teantie "Tina" Jones																		Census: 1920 Boiling Spring	Census: 1920 Boiling Spring
...	3  	James Cayton		d: Bef. 2002																													
.......		+Martha Looney																															
...		*2nd Wife of James Cayton:																															
.......		+Rosemary Jones																															
...	3  	Jack Cayton		d: May 09, 1988		Cause of death: died of expousure on Kates Mountain																											
.......		+Patricia Scott																															
...	3  	Richard Cayton		d: Bef. 2002																													
.......		+Sarah																															
...	3  	Ruby Cayton		d: Abt. 2001																													
.......		+Watring																															
...	3  	Bertha Cayton																															
.......		+Clarence Riffle		d: Bef. 2002																													
...	3  	Rebecca Cayton																															
.......		+Charles Craft																															
...		*2nd Husband of Rebecca Cayton:																															
.......		+King																															
		*2nd Husband of Susie Terry Cox:																															
....		+Clayton Olden Bostic	b: June 10, 1914 in Greenbrier County	d: December 16, 1995 in Thornhill, VA									Father: James Wallace Bostic	Mother: Eula May Burns						Cemetery: 1920 , 1930 White Sulphur													
...	3  	Hillman "Little" Cox	b: March 30, 1953	d: September 24, 1988 in Lebanon Church, VA		Cause of death: cancer																											
...	3  	Mary Cox																															
.......		+Hoke																															
		*3rd Husband of Susie Terry Cox:																															
....		+Ledford Arthur	b: May 24, 1924	d: October 1969 in Virginia																													


The Archelaus Hylton Family



Descendants of Archibald (Archelaus) C. Hylton
																																	
	1  	Archibald (Archelaus) C. Hylton	b: May 14, 1828									Military service: 54 Virginia Infantry. CO D																				Census: 1870, Floyd County, Jacksonville, VA	Census: 1870, Floyd County, Jacksonville, VA
.		+Leona Hylton	b: March 14, 1832 in Floyd County	d: February 15, 1888 in Floyd County									Father: Henry A. Hylton																				
	2  	Crawford T. Hylton	b: November 08, 1857 in Jacksonville, VA	d: 1938 in Floyd County					Individual Note: living at home in 1880																							Census: 1860, 1880 Floyd County, Jacksonville, VA, 1910, 1930 Carroll County	Census: 1860, 1880 Floyd County, Jacksonville, VA, 1910, 1930 Carroll County
....		+Nancy Francis Keith	b: 1867 in Floyd County	d: 1938 in Floyd County																													
...	3  	Waitman Hylton	b: 1893																														
...	3  	Julina Hylton	b: 1898																														
...	3  	Henry Hylton	b: 1901																														
...	3  	Stephen Hylton	b: 1903																														
	2  	Margaret Ann Hylton	b: March 24, 1862																														
	2  	Alonzo Payton Hylton	b: March 24, 1864	d: June 03, 1950																												Census: 1880, 1910, 1920, 1930 Floyd, Burkes Fork	Census: 1880, 1910, 1920, 1930 Floyd, Burkes Fork
....		+Sarah	b: Abt. 1879																														
...	3  	Albert Hylton	b: Abt. 1901																														
		*2nd Wife of Alonzo Payton Hylton:																															
....		+Catherine Pratt	b: 1862																														
...	3  	Lida M. Hylton	b: 1891																														
...	3  	Luther Hylton	b: 1893																														
...	3  	Esther Hylton	b: 1895																														
...	3  	Simmons Hylton	b: 1896																														
...	3  	Otho Hylton	b: 1900																														
...	3  	Silas Hylton	b: 1901																														
...	3  	Henretta Hylton	b: 1903																														
...	3  	Hattie P. Hylton	b: 1905																														
	2  	Winfield Scott Hylton	b: December 16, 1866 in Floyd County, VA	d: August 16, 1954 in Greenbrier County																												Census: 1880 Floyd County, Jacksonville, VA 1930 Boiling Spring Allegheny , VA	Census: 1880 Floyd County, Jacksonville, VA 1930 Boiling Spring Allegheny , VA
....		+Leah Margaret Boyd	b: October 06, 1868 in Flloyd County, VA				m: December 16, 1886 in Flloyd County, VA						Father: Jacob Boyd	Mother: Mary M.																			
...	3  	Arrelas Archibald Hylton	b: May 21, 1891																		Source: World War I Draft Records											Census: 1920 Marlington, 1930 Greenbrier, Lewisburg	Census: 1920 Marlington, 1930 Greenbrier, Lewisburg
.......		+Martha Grace Fogus	b: 1891				m: Aft. 1910		Individual Note: living with siblins in 1910				Father: John Fogus	Mother: Elizabeth R.																		Census: 1910 Lewisburg	Census: 1910 Lewisburg
.....	4  	Annie Hylton	b: Abt. 1920																														
.....	4  	Hylda G. Hylton	b: Abt. 1928																														
...	3  	Thomas Henry Hylton	b: January 20, 1892	d: October 1978 in Jacksonville, FL																												Census: 1920 Boiling Spring, 1930 White Sulphur	Census: 1920 Boiling Spring, 1930 White Sulphur
.......		+Lily E. Loomis	b: 1901																														
.....	4  	Margaret Hylton	b: March 25, 1918	d: January 20, 1998 in Crozet, VA																													
.........		+Robert Defibaugh	b: September 02, 1916	d: January 02, 2002 in Hopewell, VA									Father: William Simon Everett Defibaugh	Mother: Mary Anna																			
........	5  	William Defibaugh	b: August 29, 1944 in Caldwell, West Virgina																														
............		+Rachel Dowdy	b: December 12, 1947										Father: Mason Odell Dowdy																				
.....	4  	Julia C. Hylton	b: 1919																														
.....	4  	Arvella Hylton	b: 1922																														
.....	4  	Thomas E. Hylton	b: 1924 in Caldwell, WV	d: February 24, 2005 in Crows, VA																													
.....	4  	Virginia R. Hylton	b: 1926																														
...	3  	Della May Hylton	b: September 13, 1893 in Carroll County, Virgina	d: 1979																													
.......		+Wesley Hayse Mabry	b: 1895 in Carroll County, Virgina	d: January 1984 in Clifton Forge																												Census: 1930 Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Boiling Spring
.....	4  	Marie M. Mabry	b: 1914																														
.....	4  	Addison S. Mabry	b: 1918																														
.....	4  	Clifton D. Mabry	b: 1921																														
.....	4  	Leslie G. Mabry	b: 1923																														
.....	4  	Bessie M. Maby	b: 1926																														
.....	4  	Betty Mabry																															
...	3  	Jacob Talmadge "Jake" Hylton	b: July 27, 1896	d: January 30, 1966 in New Martinsville, WV	Burial: Earlhurst, VA																											Census: 1920 Boiling Spring, 1930 Buchanan, VA	Census: 1920 Boiling Spring, 1930 Buchanan, VA
.......		+Susan Ona Mabrey	b: 1897				m: September 1919						Father: James A. Mabry	Mother: Leeruanna																			
.....	4  	Novella Hylton																															
...		*2nd Wife of Jacob Talmadge "Jake" Hylton:																															
.......		+Dora Alice McGrady	b: December 27, 1868	d: February 04, 1966	Burial: Earlhurst, VA		m: April 30, 1923						Father: Andrew Jackson McGrady	Mother: Rebecca Ann Cruise																			
.....	4  	Donald J. Hylton	b: June 03, 1926																														
...	3  	Robert Wesley Hylton	b: October 13, 1899	d: August 15, 1971		Cause of death: Killed in auto accitdent along with his 2nd wife an The mother of Gover Burns.																										Census: 1910 Boiling Spring	Census: 1910 Boiling Spring
.......		+Eula Lottie Mines	b: 1903	d: 1971									Father: Charles Wesley Mines	Mother: Nancy Jane Webb																			
.....	4  	William Robert Hylton																															
.....	4  	Archie Edward Hylton																															
.....	4  	Wilbur Jacob Hylton																															
.....	4  	Isaac Milton "Ike" Hylton																															
.....	4  	Genevieve Elizabeth Hylton																															
.........		+Murray																															
.....	4  	Arlis Darlene Hylton																															
.........		+Baldwin																															
...		*2nd Wife of Robert Wesley Hylton:																															
.......		+Unkown																															
...	3  	Posey Edgar Hylton	b: March 08, 1905 in Allegheny County, VA	d: August 23, 1987 in Covington, VA																												Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring
.......		+Lora Violet Webb	b: March 10, 1908	d: December 25, 1996			m: December 23, 1925 in Covington, VA						Father: Sebird Jacob Webb	Mother: Dora Alice McGrady																			
.....	4  	Dorothy Hylton	b: Abt. 1927																														
.....	4  	Posey Edgar Jr. Hylton	b: June 03, 1929	d: July 29, 1997																													
.........		+Patrica Marie Premo	b: January 19, 1930	d: December 05, 1966																													
.....	4  	Jack Holden Hylton	b: January 24, 1931	d: October 16, 1998 in Roanoke																													
.........		+Bonnie Porter																															
...	3  	Ross Norman "Rass" Hylton	b: November 19, 1913	d: February 11, 2004	Burial: Greenbrier Memorial Gardens	Cause of death: complications of old age			Individual Note: Listed as Norman R. and living at home on 1930									Funeral: Shanklins Funeral Home with Okey l. King														Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring

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.........photo by Okey L. King

.....Rass was a man who had a sense of humor, He was my friend. He once told a story to me of how one night he was going back home one night on Big Ridge from courting. He had borrowed an oil lantern that didn't work very well. The light kept going out. He tired of fooling with it so he decieded that he would do without it. After going some distance, Rass suddenly weht head over hills over something that moved, made a noise and then stood up. Scard, he his hands shook as he lit the lantern. There standing staring at him was a big jersey cow. I enjoyed being with Rass and I miss him. He performed the funerals for both him and his wife Ruth.
.....Rass is one of the characters that appear in my novel Our Mountain of Refuge.

.......		+Ruth Cox	b: April 08, 1909	d: February 24, 1991 in Fairlea, WV	Burial: Greenbrier Memorial Gardens	Cause of death: stroke	m: Abt. 1940			Residence: Tuckahoe, WV			Father: Matthew Cox	Mother: Mary Ellen Lane				Funeral: Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Okey L. King														Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, VA	Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, VA
	2  	Elkana P. Hylton	b: April 22, 1868	d: October 31, 1928 in Forsyth, North Carolina																													
....		+Lucinda Addie Belle Vipperman	b: 1873																														
	2  	Henry E. Hylton	b: May 10, 1870	d: July 16, 1937					Individual Note: at home in 1900																							Census: 1900, 1920, 1930 Floyd	Census: 1900, 1920, 1930 Floyd
....		+Celia Belle	b: 1878																														
	2  	Mary Letitia Hylton	b: February 02, 1873																														
	2  	Hiram Ephraim Hylton	b: December 06, 1875	d: September 23, 1969 in Covington																						Children: some of children listed are from the 19300 Census						Census: 1880 Jacksonville, Virignia, 1900 Burksfork, Floyd, 1920, 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring	Census: 1880 Jacksonville, Virignia, 1900 Burksfork, Floyd, 1920, 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring

.........

....		+Triphonia Elizabeth Mcdaniel	b: September 30, 1878																														
...	3  	John Henry Walter Hylton	b: February 17, 1896																													Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Allegneny, Boiling Spring
.......		+Margaret	b: Abt. 1900																														
.....	4  	Hiram H. Hylton	b: Abt. 1926																														
.....	4  	Qubille T. Hylton	b: Abt. 1927																														
.....	4  	John Henry Walter Jr. Hylton	b: Abt. 1928																														
...	3  	Dorothy Ellen Hylton	b: October 12, 1897																														
...	3  	Mary Magadaline Hylton	b: August 26, 1899																														
...	3  	William Ephraim Hylton	b: May 04, 1905																														
...	3  	Nancy E. Hylton	b: Abt. 1908																														
...	3  	Lewis Linear Hylton	b: October 11, 1910																														
...	3  	Earl A. Hylton	b: Abt. 1913																														
...	3  	Audrey M. M. Hylton	b: Abt. 1915																														
...	3  	Ollie R. Hylton	b: Abt. 1918																														
...	3  	Lillie Mae Hylton	b: March 16, 1919																														
...	3  	Hiram F. Hylton	b: Abt. 1926																														



The Fridley Family



Descendants of Sampson Fridley
																																	
	1  	Sampson Fridley	b: 1847						Individual Note: Once lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1850 Allegheny, 1870 Clifton Forge, 1900 Boiling Spring	Census: 1850 Allegheny, 1870 Clifton Forge, 1900 Boiling Spring
.		+Charlotte Ann Humphreys	b: 1848	

Although he is of the right age, I do not see Sampson Friedly listed in the military records.

																													
	2  	Henry O. Fridley	b: 1877																														
	2  	Hezikiah M. Fridley	b: August 02, 1880						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1900, 1920, 1930. 1930 Boiling Spring	Census: 1900, 1920, 1930. 1930 Boiling Spring
...		+Ellen F. Smith	b: 1884										Father: Giles M. Smith	Mother: Louisa J.

.....

.....These folks are Elenaor Wickline Friedley's mother and father-law. ............

.....This is Hezikiah Friedly plowing the way it was done when I was a boy on the Pullins Farm.

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.	3  	Myrtle Fridley	b: 1906																														
.	3  	Charles S. Fridley	b: 1908																														
.....		+Mary A. Burns	b: 1907										Father: Christopher Byrd Burns	Mother: Catherine Jane Bostic																			
..	4  	Marshall Fridley																															
..	4  	Hekkeb Fridley																															
..	4  	Catherine Fridley																															
.	3  	Lelia A. Fridley	b: 1910																														
.....		+S. Charley Smith																															
..	4  	Harvard Smith																															
..	4  	Carl Smith																															
..	4  	Alfred Smith																															
..	4  	Mildred Smith																															
..	4  	Joe Smith																															
..	4  	Eddith Smith																															
..	4  	Estell Smith																															
..	4  	Francis Smith																															
.	3  	Hilldred Fridley	b: 1912																														
.	3  	John O. Fridley	b: December 28, 1914	d: August 15, 1998																													
.....		+Eleanor Wickline	b: August 01, 1911 in Gap Mills	d: July 1986 in Covington									Father: Arthur A. Wickline	Mother: Mary L.																			
..	4  	Ledford Fridley																															
..	4  	Allen Fridley																															
.	3  	Salina M. Fridley	b: 1920																														
.	3  	Albert Fridley	b: 1927																														
	2  	Della Pearl Fridley	b: 1883	d: 1946 in Covington																													
...		+Vess Vernon Humphreys	b: October 15, 1885 in Covington	d: November 1970 in Covington																Cemetery: 1920 White Sulphur													
.	3  	Hazel Humphreys																															
.	3  	Callie F. Humphreys	b: 1907																														
.	3  	Ilah D. Humphreys	b: 1908																														
.....		+Cecil Burns																															
.	3  	Lowell Humphreys	b: 1909																														
.	3  	Ruby Humphreys	b: 1910																														
.	3  	Russell Humphreys	b: 1911																														
.	3  	Eulah Humphreys	b: 1912																														
.	3  	Mary Humphreys	b: 1913																														
.	3  	Virginia Humphreys	b: 1917																														
.	3  	Vida Humphreys	b: 1918																														
.	3  	Floyd Humphreys	b: 1920																														
	2  	Llelia H. Fridley	b: 1886																														
	2  	Blanch Fridley	b: 1888																														

		




The Charles C. Smith Family

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.........Photo by Okey L. King

.....The road to the Smith place today.

Note: Giles Smith served the Confedercy with the Captain Lowery's Virginia Light Artillery.


John Crockett and Susannah Harless Smith


Descendants of Thomas Smith
																																			
	1  	Thomas Smith	b: 1768																																
.		+Nancy	b: 1770	d: 1791																															d: 1791
	2  	John Crockett Smith	b: 1804	d: 1878																												Census: 1850, 1860 Allelgheny	Census: 1850, 1860 Allelgheny		d: 1878
...		+Susanna B. Harless	b: 1817	d: 1895																															d: 1895
.	3  	Nancy Ann Smith	b: 1835	d: 1900																															d: 1900
.	3  	John Calvin Smith	b: 1837																																
.	3  	James Washington Smith	b: 1840	d: in Mason County																															d: in Mason County
.....		+Anna Virginia Mooney	b: 1844																																
.	3  	Eliza Jane Smith	b: July 18, 1842	d: June 12, 1927 in Montana																															d: June 12, 1927 in Montana
.....		+James Alpheus King	b: June 26, 1842 in Allegheny, VA	d: December 26, 1909 in MO									Father: George P. King	Mother: Nancy Bennett																					d: December 26, 1909 in MO
.	3  	Anthony Harless Smith	b: July 31, 1844																																
.	3  	Giles Montgomery Smith	b: September 04, 1845	d: November 01, 1887								Military service: Lowery's  Virginia L. A.																				Census: 1860 Allegheny,  1870, 1880 Boiling Spring	Census: 1860 Allegheny,  1870, 1880 Boiling Spring		d: November 01, 1887
.....		+Louisa Jane Humphreys	b: 1850	d: 1904					Individual Note: Transcribed as Louisa in 1900 Census				Father: William A. Humphreys	Mother: Mariah A. King																		Census: 1880 Boiling Spring	Census: 1880 Boiling Spring		d: 1904
..	4  	John William Smith	b: 1869																																
..	4  	Harriett A. Smith	b: 1871																																
..	4  	Cora Belle Smith	b: 1874	d: 1925																															d: 1925
......		+Jamison																																	
..		*2nd Husband of Cora Belle Smith:																																	
......		+Charles W Persinger	b: 1867	d: 1897																															d: 1897
..	4  	Virginia Catherine Smith	b: February 22, 1877	d: October 24, 1923																															d: October 24, 1923
..	4  	Charles C. Smith	b: January 23, 1879	d: September 19, 1960					Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930. 1940 Boiling Spring	Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930. 1940 Boiling Spring		d: September 19, 1960
......		+Lillie B.	b: 1883	d: 1934																															d: 1934
....	5  	Floyd H. Smith	b: 1902																																
....	5  	Carlin Smith	b: 1904																																
....	5  	William C. Smith	b: 1904																																
....	5  	Alfred Smith	b: 1906																																
....	5  	James A. Smith	b: 1906																																
....	5  	Mildred B. Smith	b: 1908																																
........		+Burns																																	
......	6  	Wilma L. Burns	b: 1929																																
....	5  	Joseph M. Smith	b: 1913																																
....	5  	Estell Smith	b: 1915																																
........		+Henry R. Humphreys	b: 1903										Father: Samuel Grant Humphreys	Mother: Mary C.																					
....	5  	Edith M. Smith	b: 1917																																
....	5  	Ethel Francis. Smith	b: 1923																																
..	4  	Ellen F. Smith	b: 1884	d: Bef. 1940																															d: Bef. 1940
......		+Hezikiah M. Fridley	b: August 02, 1880						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge				Father: Sampson Fridley	Mother: Charlotte Ann Humphreys																		Census: 1900, 1920, 1930. 1930 Boiling Spring	Census: 1900, 1920, 1930. 1930 Boiling Spring		
....	5  	Myrtle Fridley	b: 1906																																
....	5  	Charles S. Fridley	b: 1908																																
........		+Mary A. Burns	b: 1907										Father: Christopher Byrd Burns	Mother: Catherine Jane Bostic																					
......	6  	Marshall Fridley																																	
......	6  	Hekkeb Fridley																																	
......	6  	Catherine Fridley																																	
....	5  	Lelia A. Fridley	b: 1910																																
........		+S. Charley Smith																																	
......	6  	Harvard Smith																																	
......	6  	Carl Smith																																	
......	6  	Alfred Smith																																	
......	6  	Mildred Smith																																	
......	6  	Joe Smith																																	
......	6  	Eddith Smith																																	
......	6  	Estell Smith																																	
......	6  	Francis Smith																																	
....	5  	Hilldred Fridley	b: 1912																																
....	5  	John O. Fridley	b: December 28, 1914	d: August 15, 1998																												Census: 1940 Boiling Spring	Census: 1940 Boiling Spring		d: August 15, 1998
........		+Eleanor Wickline	b: August 01, 1911 in Gap Mills	d: July 1986 in Covington									Father: Arthur A. Wickline	Mother: Mary L.																					d: July 1986 in Covington
......	6  	John Ledford Fridley	b: 1939																																
......	6  	Allen Fridley																																	
....	5  	Salina M. Fridley	b: 1920																																
....	5  	Albert Fridley	b: 1927																																
..	4  	Lain Smith	b: 1886																																
..	4  	Virginia Smith	b: 1888																																
.	3  	Mary Evaline Smith	b: 1848																																
.	3  	Harriet Missouri Smith	b: April 04, 1850	d: June 28, 1934																															d: June 28, 1934
.	3  	Tilmon Crockett Smith	b: 1852	d: 1905																															d: 1905
.	3  	Charles Marian Smith	b: 1854																																
.	3  	Sarah E. Smith	b: 1856																																
.	3  	Martha Elizabeth Smith	b: January 26, 1858	d: August 06, 1862																															d: August 06, 1862
	2  	Elizabeth Smith																																	
	2  	James Smith																																	
	2  	Rhoda Smith																																	



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.	3  	Thelma G. Smith	b: 1898																														
.....		+Broughman																															
.	3  	Floyd H. Smith	b: 1902																														
.	3  	Carlin Smith	b: 1904																														
.	3  	William C. Smith	b: 1904																														
.	3  	Alfred Smith	b: 1906																														
.	3  	James A. Smith	b: 1906																														
.	3  	Mildred B. Smith	b: 1908																														
.....		+Burns																															
..	4  	Wilma L. Burns	b: 1929																														
.	3  	Joseph M. Smith	b: 1913																														
.	3  	Estell Smith	b: 1915																														
.....		+Henry R. Humphreys	b: 1903										Father: Samuel Grant Humphreys	Mother: Mary C.																			
.	3  	Edith M. Smith	b: 1917																														
.	3  	Ethel F. Smith	b: 1923																														
	2  	Ellen F. Smith	b: 1884																														
...		+Hezikiah M. Fridley	b: August 02, 1880						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge				Father: Sampson Fridley	Mother: Charlotte Ann Humphreys																		Census: 1900, 1920, 1930. 1930 Boiling Spring	Census: 1900, 1920, 1930. 1930 Boiling Spring
.	3  	Myrtle Fridley	b: 1906																														
.	3  	Charles S. Fridley	b: 1908																														
.....		+Mary A. Burns	b: 1907										Father: Christopher Byrd Burns	Mother: Catherine Jane Bostic																			
..	4  	Marshall Fridley																															
..	4  	Hekkeb Fridley																															
..	4  	Catherine Fridley																															
.	3  	Lelia A. Fridley	b: 1910																														
.....		+S. Charley Smith																															
..	4  	Harvard Smith																															
..	4  	Carl Smith																															
..	4  	Alfred Smith																															
..	4  	Mildred Smith																															
..	4  	Joe Smith																															
..	4  	Eddith Smith																															
..	4  	Estell Smith																															
..	4  	Francis Smith																															
.	3  	Hilldred Fridley	b: 1912																														
.	3  	John O. Fridley	b: December 28, 1914	d: August 15, 1998																													
.....		+Eleanor Wickline	b: August 01, 1911 in Gap Mills	d: July 1986 in Covington									Father: Arthur A. Wickline	Mother: Mary L.																			
..	4  	Ledford Fridley																															
..	4  	Allen Fridley																															
.	3  	Salina M. Fridley	b: 1920																														
.	3  	Albert Fridley	b: 1927																														
	2  	Lain Smith	b: 1886																														
	2  	Virginia Smith	b: 1888																														



Descendants of Paul Greenville DeHart
																																	
	1  	Paul Greenville DeHart	b: September 25, 1859 in Patrick County	d: March 30, 1930 in Leesburg, VA					Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County	Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County
.		+Martha Ann Boyd	b: October 24, 1870 in Patrick County	d: April 25, 1928 in Alexandria, VA					Individual Note: lived on Big Ridge				Father: Spencer Boyd	Mother: Nancy E. Massey																			
	2  	Aaron Wyatt DeHart	b: 1890	d: 1894																													
	2  	Elisha T. DeHart	b: September 26, 1891 in Big Ridge	d: December 28, 1913 in Big Ridge																													
	2  	Lawrence William DeHart	b: July 20, 1893 in Big Ridge	d: February 1946					Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge, lived in Patrick County accroding to Draft Registration.																							Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County	Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County
...		+Hattie Francis Burns	b: March 25, 1895 in Big Ridge	d: April 1984 in Clinton, MD			m: September 16, 1914 in Covington						Father: Christopher Byrd Burns	Mother: Catherine Jane Bostic																			
.	3  	Lanier DeHart	b: 1915	d: 1915																													
.	3  	Beulah DeHart	b: 1916	d: 1919																													
.	3  	John William DeHart	b: January 27, 1918 in Big Ridge	d: August 1974																													
.	3  	Melvin Earl DeHart	b: June 1921 in Big Ridge	d: December 24, 1981																													
.	3  	Josephine Francis DeHart	b: June 09, 1923	d: December 20, 1997 in MD																													
.....		+George Harvey Dawes		d: 1943 in World War II																													
.	3  	Ray DeHart	b: 1925	d: 1926																													
.	3  	Madaline DeHart	b: 1927	d: 1945																													
.	3  	Mildred Louise DeHart	b: 1936	d: 1936																													
	2  	John Robert DeHart	b: May 01, 1895 in Big Ridge												Immigration: Lived on Big Ridge													Immigration: Lived on Big Ridge				Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County	Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County
...		+Lillie B. Burns	b: April 10, 1897	d: February 09, 1919		Cause of death: childbirth	m: Abt. 1918		Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge				Father: Christopher Byrd Burns	Mother: Catherine Jane Bostic																			
.	3  	Johnny DeHart	b: February 09, 1919																														
		*2nd Wife of John Robert DeHart:																															
...		+Mable McCormick	b: 1899				m: Abt. 1923						Father: William H. McCormick	Mother: Maggie L.																			
.	3  	Rosalee DeHart	b: 1924																														
.	3  	John H. DeHart	b: 1925																														
.	3  	Glenna M. DeHart	b: 1928																														
	2  	Claude H. DeHart	b: 1897																														
	2  	Nannie Lou DeHart	b: January 25, 1899	d: December 26, 1900																													
	2  	Charlie F. DeHart	b: March 26, 1901	d: July 24, 1974 in Ashburn, VA																													
...		+Laura Middleton																															
	2  	Elsie L. DeHart	b: April 26, 1903	d: December 22, 1932																													
...		+Charles Simmons																															
	2  	Mammie Ethel DeHart	b: 1906 in Big Ridge	d: 1906 in Big Ridge																													
	2  	James Paul DeHart	b: April 30, 1908	d: April 30, 1995 in Juneau, Alaska	

																												




Descendants of Charles T. DeHart
																																	
	1  	Charles T. DeHart	b: October 26, 1861						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1900 Smith River	Census: 1900 Smith River
.		+Nancy Ellen Boyd	b: 1867																														
	2  	Eliza DeHart																															
	2  	Gertrude DeHart																															
	2  	Aubrey Lee DeHart	b: 1888																														
	2  	John Edgar DeHart	b: 1890																														
	2  	Thomas Elbert DeHart	b: 1893																														
	2  	C. Della DeHart	b: 1895																														
	2  	Mary D. DeHart	b: 1895																														
	2  	Fred DeHart	b: 1898																														
	2  	William Clayburn DeHart	b: 1900																														
	2  	Paul A. DeHart	b: 1902																														
	2  	Mattie DeHart	b: 1905																														
	2  	Joseph Clyde .DeHart	b: 1906																														
	2  	Artie M. DeHart	b: 1906																														




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...........Photo by Okey L. King

The James Burns Family

Note: James Burns served the Confedercy with the 59 VA In CO B


Descendants of James Burns
																																	
	1  	James Burns	b: 1826 in Ireland									Military service: 59 VA IN CO B.																				Census: 1860 Allegheny, 1870 Sweet Springs, 1880 Boiling Spring, 1880 White Sulphur	Census: 1860 Allegheny, 1870 Sweet Springs, 1880 Boiling Spring, 1880 White Sulphur
.		+Isabel Carlisle	b: 1831	d: 1870			m: October 14, 1850						Father: Samuel Carlisle	Mother: Jane Reed																			
	2  	Martha J. Burns	b: 1858																														
	2  	Agnes Deliah Burns	b: 1860	d: June 20, 1935 in Glace, WV	Burial: Ranes/Cove Creek Cemetery																												
....		+Isaac N. Bostic	b: September 26, 1860	d: June 29, 1945	Burial: Ranes/Cove Creek Cemetery								Father: Caperton Alexander Bostic	Mother: Abigail Jane Sams																			
...	3  	Grady C. Bostic	b: February 02, 1898	d: July 11, 1974	Burial: New Lebanon Cemetery																												
	2  	Christopher Byrd Burns	b: March 30, 1863	d: February 03, 1942 in Big Ridge																												Census: 1880, 1920  Boiling Spring	Census: 1880, 1920  Boiling Spring
....		+Catherine Jane Bostic	b: March 27, 1868	d: July 22, 1942									Father: Caperton Alexander Bostic	Mother: Abigail Jane Sams																			
...	3  	Bertha Burns	b: 1886																														
...	3  	Bessie B. Burns	b: 1891																														
...	3  	Hattie Francis Burns	b: March 25, 1895 in Big Ridge	d: April 1984 in Clinton, MD																													
.......		+Lawrence William DeHart	b: July 20, 1893 in Big Ridge	d: February 1946			m: September 16, 1914 in Covington		Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge, lived in Patrick County accroding to Draft Registration.				Father: Paul Greenville DeHart	Mother: Martha Ann Boyd																		Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County	Census: 1910 Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County
.....	4  	Lanier DeHart	b: 1915	d: 1915																													
.....	4  	Beulah DeHart	b: 1916	d: 1919																													
.....	4  	John William DeHart	b: January 27, 1918 in Big Ridge	d: August 1974																													
.....	4  	Melvin Earl DeHart	b: June 1921 in Big Ridge	d: December 24, 1981																													
.....	4  	Josephine Francis DeHart	b: June 09, 1923	d: December 20, 1997 in MD																													
.........		+George Harvey Dawes		d: 1943 in World War II																													
.....	4  	Ray DeHart	b: 1925	d: 1926																													
.....	4  	Madaline DeHart	b: 1927	d: 1945																													
.....	4  	Mildred Louise DeHart	b: 1936	d: 1936																													
...	3  	Lillie B. Burns	b: April 10, 1897	d: February 09, 1919		Cause of death: childbirth			Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																								
.......		+John Robert DeHart	b: May 01, 1895 in Big Ridge				m: Abt. 1918						Father: Paul Greenville DeHart	Mother: Martha Ann Boyd	Immigration: Lived on Big Ridge													Immigration: Lived on Big Ridge				Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County	Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County
.....	4  	Johnny DeHart	b: February 09, 1919																														
...	3  	Denzil W. Burns	b: 1900																														
...	3  	Gladys M. Burns	b: 1902						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge, Living with Hattie in 1930																							Census: 1920 Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County.	Census: 1920 Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County.
...	3  	Minnie G. Burns	b: 1902																														
...	3  	James C. Burns	b: 1905																														
.......		+Madeline Nichols																															
...	3  	Mary A. Burns	b: 1907																														
.......		+Charles S. Fridley	b: 1908										Father: Hezikiah M. Fridley	Mother: Ellen F. Smith																			
.....	4  	Marshall Fridley																															
.....	4  	Hekkeb Fridley																															
.....	4  	Catherine Fridley																															
...	3  	Ella B. Burns	b: 1909																														
	2  	James I. Burns	b: 1867																														
	2  	Minnie Burns	b: 1869																										

The John W. Lewis Family

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Descendants of John W. Lewis
																																	
	1  	John W. Lewis	b: October 1827	d: in Boiling Spring					Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1880 Boiling Spring	Census: 1880 Boiling Spring
.		+Mahala M. Hole	b: 1844				m: December 08, 1873 in Allegheny County, VA						Father: Hole																				
	2  	John Erwin Lewis	b: September 1860	d: Bef. 1930					Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Boiling Spring	Census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Boiling Spring
...		+Martha Ellen Howard	b: 1865										Father: George Lewis Howard	Mother: Mary Ann Bowyer																		Census: 1930 Union Monroe	Census: 1930 Union Monroe
.	3  	Bessie Mary Lewis	b: 1886																														
.....		+John William Barley	b: October 22, 1882						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1910 Ronceverte, 1920 Boiling Spring. 1930 Ronceverte	Census: 1910 Ronceverte, 1920 Boiling Spring. 1930 Ronceverte
..	4  	Nellie M. Barley	b: 1913																														
..	4  	Blanche V. Barley	b: 1916																														
..	4  	John E. Barley	b: 1920																														
..	4  	Everett Barley	b: 1924																														
..	4  	Grace Barley	b: 1929																														
.	3  	Fred Lewis	b: 1888																														
.	3  	John L. Lewis	b: 1890																														
.	3  	Lettie L. Lewis	b: 1891																														
.	3  	Henry Lewis	b: 1892																														
.	3  	Leander Lewis	b: 1894																														
.	3  	Luther Lewis	b: 1897																														
.	3  	Willard Lewis	b: February 03, 1899																													Census: 1930 Union Monroe	Census: 1930 Union Monroe


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......Photo by Okey L. King

.....The Boogie Lewis Place today.

The William Perry McDaniel Family


Descendants of William Perry McDaniel
																																	
	1  	William Perry McDaniel	b: October 12, 1883 in Floyd County	d: August 07, 1960 in Ronceverte					Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1910, 1920 Boiling Spring	Census: 1910, 1920 Boiling Spring
.		+Nancy R. Hurd	b: 1886	d: 1981																													
	2  	Flossie Beatrice McDaniel	b: 1910	d: 2004																													
...		+Lowell Edward Humphreys	b: February 09, 1909	d: July 27, 1993 in Clifton Forge																													
	2  	Ruby E. McDaniel	b: 1911																														
	2  	VirgieV. McDaniel	b: 1917																														
	2  	William McDaniel																															
	2  	Raymond McDaniel																															


The George Midkiff Family

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Note: George Midkiff's father Joseph Midkiff served the Confedercy with the 28th VIrginia Ifantry CO E


Descendants of George W. Midkiff
																																	
	1  	George W. Midkiff	b: 1866																													Census: 1900, Smith River, VA, 1910, 1920 Boiling Spring	Census: 1900, Smith River, VA, 1910, 1920 Boiling Spring
.		+Jathina E. Handy	b: 1869				m: Bef. 1888	

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	2  	James Midkiff	b: 1888																														
	2  	Sarah E. Midkiff	b: 1890																														
	2  	Noah Midkiff	b: 1893	d: April 1974	Burial: Midkif Cemetery, near Big Ridge					Residence: Near Big Ridge, Allegney County, VA																						Census: 1930 Boiling Spring	Census: 1930 Boiling Spring
...		+Lottie Sparks	b: April 23, 1905 in Big Ridge, Allegheny County, VA	d: April 29, 1974	Burial: Midkif Cemetery, near Big Ridge					Residence: near Big Ridge, Allegney County, VA			Father: Joseph Sparks	Mother: Sarah Margarets	

.....Noah and Lottie Sparks Midkiff lived on a farm on the hill opposite of the church and the school. Their farm overlooked Tuckahoe and was connected to that valley by the road than twisted down the mountain and then down Ramsey Hollow (now wrongly called Broad Hollow).
.....Noah and Lottie didn't drive but that didn't stop them from going to Church. They would walk down the road into Tuckahoe to the Peniel Church. Sometimes they would walk and attend revival services at Glace. They would take the path followed by the gasline across John Carr Mountain. They were a hady couple.
.....They are buried in a small family cemetery behind their house along with their daughter. A large pine trees is growing right in the middle of the graves.

																		
.	3  	Sarah M. Midkiff	b: 1926																														
.....		+Harland Addison Mabrey								Residence: Clifton Forge, VA																							
..	4  	Thelma Mabrey																															
.	3  	Joe Midkiff	b: 1928																														
.....		+Rebecca Baldwin								Residence: Arizona			Father: Baldwin	Mother: Nancy Melinda Sparks																			
	2  	Clara J. Midkiff	b: 1896																														
	2  	Kirby L. Midkiff	b: 1899																														
		*2nd Wife of George W. Midkiff:																															
.		+Lucinda	b: 1863				m: Aft. 1900																										


The John F. Cayton Family

.....John F. Cayton's father was Phillip Cayton born 1839. I find him firstin the Green Sulphur District in 1880. Then, he is in Covington in 1900. Phillip married Mary Elizabeh Moore born 1841.


Descendants of Jacob Cayton
																																	
	1  	Jacob Cayton	b: 1757 in Henry County, Va	d: August 1808 in Warsaw, KY																													
.		+Margaret		d: in Warsaw, KY																													
	2  	Corneilus Cayton	b: December 27, 1775 in Loudon County, VA	d: October 10, 1852 in Henry County, Va																													
...		+Pamela Jones	b: 1780																														
.	3  	Martin Cayton	b: October 14, 1806 in Henry County, Va	d: 1900 in Henry County, Va																												Census: 1850. 1860 Henry, VA	Census: 1850. 1860 Henry, VA
.....		+Nancy Pulliam	b: 1806	d: 1848																													
..	4  	Sarah Cayton	b: 1829																														
..	4  	Benjamine Cayton	b: 1831																														
..	4  	Elizabeth Cayton	b: 1833																														
..	4  	John Cayton	b: 1833																														
..	4  	Mary Cayton	b: 1836																														
..	4  	Phillip L. Cayton	b: 1839	d: December 26, 1926 in Stockton, CA																												Census: 1880 Green Sulphur	Census: 1880 Green Sulphur
......		+Mary Elizabeh Moore	b: 1841																														
....	5  	John F. Cayton	b: 1873																													Census: 1900 Covington	Census: 1900 Covington
........		+Teantie "Tina" Jones	b: 1879										Father: Charles O. Jones	Mother: Lucy A. T.																			
......	6  	Myre K. Cayton	b: 1899																														
......	6  	Eva Cayton	b: 1900																														
......	6  	Dudley Cayton	b: 1904																														
......	6  	Aubrey Manson Cayton	b: July 15, 1911	d: May 1982 in Caldwell					Individual Note: Living with Grandmother Jones in 1920																							Census: 1920 Boiling Spring	Census: 1920 Boiling Spring
..........		+Susie Terry Cox	b: 1921	d: 1975	Burial: Feury Cemetery				Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge				Father: Terry	Mother: Mary Ellen Lane																			
.......	7  	James Cayton		d: Bef. 2002																													
...........		+Martha Looney																															
.......		*2nd Wife of James Cayton:																															
...........		+Rosemary Jones																															
.......	7  	Jack Cayton		d: May 09, 1988		Cause of death: died of expousure on Kates Mountain																											
...........		+Patricia Scott																															
.......	7  	Richard Cayton		d: Bef. 2002																													
...........		+Sarah																															
.......	7  	Ruby Cayton		d: Abt. 2001																													
...........		+Watring																															
.......	7  	Bertha Cayton																															
...........		+Clarence Riffle		d: Bef. 2002																													
.......	7  	Rebecca Cayton																															
...........		+Charles Craft																															
.......		*2nd Husband of Rebecca Cayton:																															
...........		+King																															
......		*2nd Wife of Aubrey Manson Cayton:																															
..........		+Stella																															
......	6  	Bonnie R. Cayton	b: March 16, 1914	d: March 1980																													
..........		+Joseph Hoke Cox	b: September 03, 1914	d: January 1982	Burial: Cox/Cayton Cemetery								Father: Hurbert Hoke	Mother: Mary Ellen Lane																		Census: 1920 Dunlap, Va	Census: 1920 Dunlap, Va
.......	7  	Daniel Cox								Residence: Gap Mills, WV																							
...........		+Patsey Feury																															
.......	7  	Richard Lane Cox	b: April 14, 1943 in .Big Ridge, VA	d: March 29, 2007 in Near Moncove Lake,  Monroe County	Burial: Cox-Cayton Cemetery					Residence: Gap Mills, WV																							
...........		+Carol Fogus											Father: Henry Kay Jr. Fogus																				
.........	8  	Rachel Cox																															
.............		+Stuart Perry																															
..........	9  	Dakota Perry																															
.........	8  	Jamie Cox																															
.............		+Sue																															
.........	8  	Donald Cox																															
.......	7  	Ellen L. Cox	b: November 21, 1938						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge	Residence: Peterstown																							
...........		+Garnet Dixon	b: 1939						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																								
.......	7  	Lillian Cox																															
...........		+Glen																															
.......	7  	Susan Cox																															
.......	7  	Johseph Jr. Cox		d: 1963																													
.......	7  	Hobert Cox																															
...........		+Glenna Fogus											Father: Henry Kay Jr. Fogus																				
.......	7  	Roy Cox																															
...........		+Wanda																															
.......	7  	Wallace Cox		d: Bef. 2002																													
.......	7  	Bonnie Cox																															
...........		+Billy Kendall																															
.......	7  	Lillain Cox																															
...........		+Glen Shupe																															
.......	7  	Margaret Cox																															
...........		+Ellison		d: Bef. 2002							Occupation: Minister																						
.......		*2nd Husband of Margaret Cox:																															
...........		+Ellison																															
....	5  	Walter D. Cayton	b: September 20, 1879	d: September 04, 1963 in San Bernardino, CA																													
........		+Mary McMurry	b: 1891	d: 1993																													
....	5  	William N. Cayton	b: 1869																														
....	5  	James H. Cayton	b: 1876																														
..	4  	Julia Cayton	b: 1842																														
..	4  	Jesse Cayton	b: 1844																														
..	4  	Eliza Cayton	b: 1847																														
.		*2nd Wife of Martin Cayton:																															
.....		+Lethe	b: 1822				m: Aft. 1850																										
..	4  	Lucy Cayton	b: 1856																														


The William H. McCormick Family



Descendants of William H. McCormick
																																	
	1  	William H. McCormick	b: 1869						Individual Note: Lived on Big Ridge																							Census: 1900. 1910  Sweet Springs, 1920 Boiling Spring	Census: 1900. 1910  Sweet Springs, 1920 Boiling Spring
.		+Maggie L.	b: 1867				m: Abt. 1893																										
	2  	Lena F. McCormick	b: 1894																														
	2  	Harlan P. McCormick	b: 1896																														
	2  	Mable McCormick	b: 1899																														
...		+John Robert DeHart	b: May 01, 1895 in Big Ridge				m: Abt. 1923						Father: Paul Greenville DeHart	Mother: Martha Ann Boyd	Immigration: Lived on Big Ridge													individual note: Lived on Big Ridge				Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County	Census: 1900, 1910  Boiling Spring, 1930 Broad Run, Loudoun County
.	3  	Rosalee DeHart	b: 1924																														
.	3  	John H. DeHart	b: 1925																														
.	3  	Glenna M. DeHart	b: 1928																														
	2  	Glenna R. McCormick	b: 1902																														
	2  	Frank H. McCormick	b: 1906																														
	2  	Clarence C. McCormick	b: 1910																														
	2  	Faye McCormick	b: Unknown																														


The George William Baker Family


Descendants of John William Baker
																																	
	1  	John William Baker	b: April 04, 1866 in Monroe County	d: March 09, 1948 in Gap Mills																												Census: 1910, 1920 Sweet Springs	Census: 1910, 1920 Sweet Springs
.		+Maggie Jane Carr	b: April 08, 1868 in Craig County	d: June 04, 1948 in Sweet Springs									Father: Madison Harvey Carr	Mother: Francis Clemintine Vickers																			
	2  	John Madison Baker	b: September 20, 1888	d: December 11, 1927 in Paint Bank																													
...		+Mary Henryetta Childress	b: 1892	d: 1981																													
.	3  	Virginia C. Baker	b: 1912 in New Castle	d: February 15, 1984 in New Castle																													
.	3  	Guy L. Baker	b: September 30, 1915 in New castle	d: April 02, 2009																													
.	3  	Elsie Louise Baker	b: May 22, 1919	d: October 06, 1996																													
.	3  	Earl Trainham Baker	b: September 15, 1924	d: March 13, 1985																													
	2  	Bessie Florence Baker	b: March 25, 1889	d: December 18, 1969																													
...		+Steven Richard Bates	b: December 25, 1884 in Paint Bank																														
	2  	George W. Baker	b: June 1890																														
	2  	Lula F. Baker	b: August 16, 1892	d: March 03, 1989 in Lewisburg																													
...		+Charles Randolph Sams	b: June 22, 1885	d: February 09, 1975 in Sweet Springs																													
	2  	Eliza J. Baker	b: March 21, 1893	d: January 19, 1973																													
	2  	William G. Baker	b: June 06, 1895	d: January 15, 1976																													
	2  	Peter Thomas Baker	b: January 17, 1897	d: July 21, 1981																													
	2  	James Frederick Baker	b: August 08, 1900	d: July 17, 1974																													
	2  	Joseph A. Baker	b: May 04, 1902	d: October 14, 1987 in Bellair, OH																													
	2  	Nettie Baker	b: October 25, 1904	d: November 23, 1938																													
	2  	Nora Baker	b: August 25, 1907	d: October 14, 1956																													
	2  	Mildred Baker	b: April 25, 1909	d: October 30, 1987																													
	2  	Buster Baker	b: August 21, 1911	d: April 19, 1919																													
	2  	Mary Baker	b: October 16, 1912	d: October 19, 1912																													

The William Anthony Fogus Family


Descendants of William Anthony Fogus
																																	
	1  	William Anthony Fogus	b: September 12, 1878	d: November 1966																	Source: World War II Draft Records											Census: 1900, 1920  Falling Spring; 1930 White Sulphur, 1930 Boiling Spring, VA	Census: 1900, 1920  Falling Spring; 1930 White Sulphur, 1930 Boiling Spring, VA
.		+Elizabeth	b: 1889																														
	2  	Oscar F. Fogus	b: 1907																														
	2  	Hepler L. Fogus	b: 1909																														
...		+Clarah V.	b: 1911																														
	2  	Eugene L. Fogus	b: 1912																														
	2  	Marie M. Fogus	b: December 03, 1914																														
...		+Woodson L. Burdette Cox	b: May 02, 1916	d: October 1979 in Jackson, GA									Father: Joe Burdette	Mother: Mary Ellen Lane																		Census: 1920 Dunlap, Allegneny	Census: 1920 Dunlap, Allegneny
.	3  	Woodson Jr. Cox																															
.	3  	David Cox																															
.	3  	Buddy Cox																															
.	3  	Shirley Cox																															
	2  	Agnes F. Fogus	b: 1918																														
	2  	Forrest F. Fogus	b: 1922																														
	2  	Mary F. Fogus	b: 1926																														


 

 

Selected Chapters from Our Mountain of Refuge by Okey L. King