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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Simon S. Altizer, who resided at Logan Court House, West Virginia:

Present clerk of the county court, residing at Logan C.H., W.Va., is a native of Montgomery county, Va., where he was born Oct. 26, 1846. He is descended from a family that has always ranked as one of the most honorable and most highly respected of the State. The esteem in which he is held by his county people has been shown by the offices of trust to which they have frequently elected him, among others that of superintendent of public schools in Logan county, to which he was elected in 1880, and served until 1882; was for 10 years a member of the public school teachers’ examining board; was first appointed clerk of the county court in 1886, and after serving for one year was re-elected by ballot, and ever since has continued to hold this office with the same honor and integrity that has always distinguished him in all business and social relations. He owns a handsome residence in the town Logan Court House, and a large and valuable farm five miles from that place, situated on mineral lands adjacent to Guyandotte River. The records of his wife and children: Roxie Lawson, born in Logan county, W.Va., Oct. 5, 1856, married to Simon S. Altizer in same county, Sept. 7, 1870. Children: Ella E., born Dec. 7, 1872, died Sept. 21, 1886; Julia Y., born Aug. 13, 1875; Mary E., born Nov. 28, 1878; Nellie G., born Oct. 22, 1880; Roxie E., born Feb. 24, 1883; William E.A., born Aug. 4, 1885; James N., born Feb. 5, 1888; all residing with their parents.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), 815.

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