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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Hon. William E. Justice, who resided at North Spring, West Virginia:

Son of James and Jennie (Hatfield) Justice, was born May 16, 1849, in Logan county, W.Va., a worthy representative of a family which has long been seated in this section. His parents were born in Pike county, Ky., the father on Dec. 5, 1812, dying in Logan county, W.Va., Aug. 12, 1874; the mother born Jan. 10, 1813, dying here also on April 28, 1886. William E., the subject of this sketch, is one of fourteen children, twelve of whom are living. March 24, 1870, he married Laura S., daughter of Jacob and Linda (Chambers) Cook, long and honored residents of this section. Her father was born in Giles county, Va., May 21, 1814, and her mother in Monroe county, W.Va., on July 19, 1819. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Justice are ten in number: Alonzo, born March 31, 1871; Larkin, Feb. 27, 1873; Mollie, March 16, 1875; John K., June 1, 1877; Laura B., Sept. 20, 1879; Teddy F., Dec. 15, 1881; Grover E., April 20, 1883; Violinna, July 10, 1886, dying Aug. 19, the same year; Lotty I., Nov. 19, 1887; and Eva F., Feb. 5, 1890. Hon. W.E. Justice is engaged in farming and merchandising at North Spring, Wyoming county, W.Va., and has amassed extensive means and territory in both Logan and Wyoming counties, consisting of coal and timber lands. He was elected to represent Logan county in the House of Delegates on Nov. 6, 1888, his term having now expired, which he filled with credit and acceptability; post office address, North Spring, W.Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 834.

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