James Andrew Nighbert

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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for James Andrew Nighbert, who resided at Logan, West Virginia:

Is descended on his father’s side from German ancestors who many years ago settled in America. They were a family of patriots, and as bravely served in the defense of their adopted country as they had done in their Fatherland. Both paternal and the maternal grandfathers of the subject of this sketch were Continental soldiers in the Revolutionary war. George W. Nighbert and his wife, Elizabeth Scaggs, are the parents of James Andrew Nighbert; the father was born in Wythe county and the mother in Montgomery county, Va.; their son, James Andrew, was born in Montgomery county, Va., and to Logan county, same State, in 1844. Here he has since resided. He espoused the Southern cause during the civil war, and served as first lieutenant in Co. B, 36th Va. Inf., and was major in 1st regiment Va. State Line; was member of the Virginia Legislature from 1863 until 1865; President of the County Court, Logan county, from 1880 to 1888; was one of the delegates to the National Democratic Convention in 1888; at the present time he is the largest resident land owner in Logan county, in the management of which he is at present engaged. He is a large-hearted, generous citizen, thoroughly interested in the progress of his State and county, always ready to devote his time, talents, means and influence to aid a progressive movement, and has contributed largely to render Logan one of the leading counties in the State. Mr. Nighbert is a member of the Knights of Honor.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 836.

Hugh Dingess Family Cemetery (2014)

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The Hugh Dingess Family Cemetery, which I visited on 24 August 2014, is located on Smokehouse Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, WV. Driving up Smokehouse Road from the old Shively Post Office, it is located to the right of the road just past Hugh Dingess Hollow (or Bill’s Branch, as the stream is sometimes called). I plan to return to the cemetery soon and improve this list.

Row 1

rock headstone and footstone

Fisher Dingess — tin marker; born about 1917; s/o Willis and Bertha (Adkins) Dingess

Viola Dingess — tin marker; born 23 August 1919; d/o Willis and Bertha (Adkins) Dingess; died 23 July 1921

Cleo Dingess — tin marker

Viola Dingess (15 April 1860-12 October 1896); d/o Harvey S. and Patsy Ann (Adams) Dingess; m. Hugh Dingess

Hugh Dingess (01 June 1858-23 May 1916); s/o Henderson and Sarah (Adams) Dingess

rock headstone

rock headstone and footstone (baby)

rock headstone and footstone

B. BRU — This is Bill Brewster; born 10 April 1854; s/o James and L. (Holbrook) Brewster; m. Nancy Cline (sister to Matilda Cline); died 24 July 1921

Row 2

Harry Dingess (12 April 1930-1940)

(small gap between graves)

rock headstone and footstone

square rock headstone and footstone

Mathew Dingess — tin marker

Same row, three graves in front of Hugh Dingess:

1. rock headstone or footstone

2. rock footstone?

3. rock headstone, fell over?

Row 3

rock headstone?

little rock headstone?

rock fell over on ground, a headstone?

three humps covered in moss that appear to be graves

Don Braudis Dingess (28 September 1913-18 April 1948); s/o Charles Evert and Bessie (Cline) Dingess

Bruce Dingess — tin marker; born 26 July 1900; s/o Hugh and Matilda (Cline) Dingess; died 06 February 1940

Delphia Dingess (03 May 1903-16 July 1971); d/o Charles and Minerva (Vance) Hager; m. Charles Evert Dingess

Row 4

Sally Dingess (01 January 1898-16 August 1986); d/o Harvey and Flora Belle (Farley) Dingess; m. Millard Dingess

Millard Dingess (30 September 1892-10 December 1956); s/o Hugh and Viola (Dingess) Dingess

(gap between graves)

Wallace Dingess (December 1886-September 1944); s/o Hugh and Viola (Dingess) Dingess

Betty Dingess (1894-1938); d/o David and Nancy Ann (Cabell) Farmer; m. Wallace Dingess

Henry Dingess (24 June 1928-06 November 1966); s/o Wallace and Betty (Farmer) Dingess; WV PFC INFANTRY

Row 5

“T.D.” on rock footstone behind Wallace Dingess — this is Terry Dingess, s/o Dave and Dorothy (Farley) Dingess

(gap in graves)

John Dingess (19 January 1900-29 October 1955)

Blaine Dingess (1906-1955); s/o Hugh and Matilda (Cline) Dingess

Matilda Dingess (17 October 1878-03 July 1962); d/o James and Pricie (Roberts) Cline; m1. ?; m2. Hugh Dingess; m3. Charles Hager

Row 6

Mary Dingess (1932-2005)

Donna Jean Dingess (22 July 1937-31 July 1975)

tin marker — name and date gone

Row 7

John M. Slone (11 October 1982-11 October 1982)

Martha Dingess (08 July 1923-17 January 1998); d/o Millard and Sally (Dingess) Dingess

Pauline Dingess (17 May 1921-07 April 2003); d/o Millard and Sally (Dingess) Dingess; m. Charles Edward Dingess

John M. Adams Family Cemetery (2015)

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The John Morgan Adams Family Cemetery, which I visited on 28 March 2015, is located on Hoover Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, WV. It is situated 0.6 miles up main Hoover from the mouth of McCloud Branch. It is located on the right going upstream. This cemetery is covered in growth and small trees, nearly forgotten.

Row 1

Halie Martin (January 1926-21 May 1947); d/o Isaac J. and Margaret (Baisden) Workman; m. Linville Martin

Row 2

Jane Adams (02 May 1865-29 September 1945); d/o James W. and Virginia Jane (Dalton) Workman; m. John Morgan Adams

John M. Adams (30 March 1869-29 March 1921); s/o Solomon H. and Dicie (Mullins) Adams

Dicie B. Vance (26 June 1895-21 August 1931); d/o John M. and Jane (Dalton) Adams; m. William Vance

Bernie Adams (1907-1962); s/o John M. and Jane (Dalton) Adams

Charlie Adams (1903-1989); s/o John M. and Jane (Dalton) Adams

George W. Morgan

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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for George W. Morgan, who resided at Logan, West Virginia:

Holds the office of justice of the peace at Logan C.H., and is a most efficient and honorable officer. He owns a beautiful residence in this town, where he resides with his interesting family. Besides his official business, he is a carpenter and builder by trade. The Morgans have lived in Logan county many years, and have always ranked among the best and most influential citizens. Isaac E. Morgan, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Wyoming county, W.Va., April 8, 1811. He held several offices in that county; was representative in the House of Delegates from 1853 to 1854. He married, Oct. 24, 1837, Dollie C. Stone, who was born in that county April 3, 1815; the marriage took place in that county. They were the parents of the subject of this sketch. The father died in Logan county Oct. 1, 1879; the mother Jan. 19, 1876. Their son, George W. Morgan, was born in Logan county, W.Va., Sept. 2, 1855; was married there March 8, 1878, to Miss Polly Ann Chapman, who was born in the same county Feb. 2, 1849. Their marriage has been blessed with one daughter, Dollie Maud, born in Logan county, W.Va., Nov. 28, 1878; is now residing with her parents. Isaac E. Morgan, father of George W., was at the time of his death, Oct. 1, 1879, honorably filling the position of president of the county court, and had held many other offices; no citizen of this county has ever been more highly esteemed, nor has the death of one been more deeply regretted. The post office address of George W. Morgan is Logan Court House, West Virginia.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 835-836.

Solomon H. Adams Family Cemetery (2014)

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The Solomon H. Adams Family Cemetery, which I visited on 28 June 2014, is located 0.8 miles up Hoover Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, WV. Driving up Hoover, it is situated to the right of the road. Today, this cemetery is popularly called the Grover Adams Family Cemetery.

Row 1

unmarked rock headstone and footstone — baby

Row 2

Annie Adams (05 January 1933-09 April 1934); d/o Willie and Bertha (Mullins) Adams

Row 3

Florence A. White (07 May 1888-09 August 1980); d/o Solomon “Squire Sol” and Ellen E. (Curry) Adams; m1. Grover Adams

(gap)

Daniel Lee “Danny” Adams (16 June 1963-12 January 2003)

Sherry Ann Adams (1964-1965)

Row 4

Ira Adams (1930-1930); s/o Grover and Florence (Adams) Adams

Willis Adams (18 November 1921-15 July 1930)

Grover Adams (29 December 1883-25 June 1935); s/o Solomon H. and Dicie (Mullins) Adams

Carl Adams (20 January 1906-03 or 05 May 1967); s/o Grover and Florence (Adams) Adams

Daniel L. Adams (07 March 1942-29 November 1968); s/o Carl and Virginia (Booth) Adams

Denny Ray Adams (1974-1975)

Row 5

Docha Adams (1937-1940)

Ruby Adams (1914-1942); d/o George and Mary Jane (Mullins) Adams; m. Reed Adams

Lois Adams (1942-1943); d/o Reed and Ruby (Adams) Adams

Lora B. Adams (1939-1948); d/o Reed and Ruby (Adams) Adams

Row 6

Dicie Adams (21 January 1850-21 June 1927); d/o Alexander and Peggy (Fleming) Mullins; m. Solomon H. Adams

Sol Adams (20 November 1846-21 January 1924); s/o Joseph and Dicy (Mullins) Adams

Jim Martin (29 December 1920 or 09 February 1920-21 September 1924)

Row 7

Lester Martin (16 March 1919-16 March 1919); s/o Joe and Laura Bell (Adams) Martin

unmarked square rock headstone and footstone — baby

(small gap)

Herod P. Loftis (31 March 1939, only date); VIRGINIA PVT 318 INF 30 DIV

Tennis Adams, Jr. (05 December 1961-01 June 1988); s/o Tennis and Flora (Riffe) Adams

Tennis Adams (04 February 1940-10 January 2008); s/o Carl and Virginia (Booth) Adams

Flora Adams (13 April 1941-still alive); d/o Pat and Lucy (Williams) Riffe; m. Tennis Adams on 20 November 1959

Row 8

small unmarked rock headstone and footstone — baby?

small unmarked rock headstone and footstone — baby?

Edgar Adams (26 February 1911-21 April 1911); s/o Grover and Florence (Adams) Adams

possible grave — no rocks

(gap)

Allie Maynard (no dates) “inft” born 22 November 1938; d/o Woodrow and Merrill (Adams) Maynard; died 24 November 1938

J.R. Maynard (no dates) “inft” born 13 January 1940; c/o Woodrow and Merrill (Adams) Maynard; died 13 January 1940

NOTE: One of the “baby” graves is actually a pig.

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