Notorious: Daily Post Prompt

Jesse Hughes (c. 1750 – c. 1829) is the fifth great uncle of our contributor Cindie Harper. He was a  notorious frontiersman, hunter, and scout who was an early settler in the western region of Virginia that became West Virginia and Kentucky. Hughes was noted for his hatred of Native Americans, and is said to […]

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Hugh Williams & Jane Bell, Greenbrier County & Nicholas County, VA

HUGH WILLIAMS (JEREMIAH2, WILLIAM1) (Cindie Harper’s fifth great grandfather) was born 1767 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1852 in Nicholas County, Virginia.  He married JANE BELL January 18, 1791 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.  She was born 1776 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1875 in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Hugh Williams married Jane Bell in Greenbrier […]

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Abraham DeVault,

The following information can be found in “A genealogy of the descendants of James Steele and his wife Mary, late of Clinton district, Monogalia county, Virginia (now West Virginia)” Abraham Devault (my fourth great grandfather) was born in old Virginia, April 14th, 1791. He was a son of Jacob and Mary (Michaels) Devault who came from the old […]

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