Alafair Johnson, Appalachia, Cabell County, Catherine McComas, deputy sheriff, Emma Johnson, F.M. Johnson, Falls Mills, genealogy, Guyandotte River, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Lincoln County, M.W. Johnson, merchant, Merrit Johnson, Rhoda Johnson, Sheridan District, Spicy Johnson, T.J. McComas, Walter Adkins, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for F.M. Johnson, who resided at Falls Mills in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Was born in Cabell county in 1847, and married Emma McComas, who was born in Cabell county in 1857. Their marriage was solemnized in Lincoln county, November 12, 1880, and their two children are: M.W., born January 9, 1882; Walter, February 18, 1883. The first marriage of Mr. Johnson was with Spicy Adkins, who died, leaving him one child, Alafair, born March 10, 1871. Merrit and Rhoda (Adkins) Johnson are the parents of F.M. They made their home in Lincoln county in 1882. HIs wife is a daughter of T.J. and Catherine (McComas) McComas, who were born and raised in what is now Lincoln county. In 1874 F.M. Johnson came to Lincoln county, and as a man of energy and ability he soon established a large mercantile business. His store is on Guyan river, but he is now riding as deputy sheriff of Lincoln. His post office address is Falls Mills, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 142.
8th West Virginia Infantry, Appalachia, Battle of Boone, Battle of Rocky Gap, Boone County, Cabell County, Charles Spurlock, civil war, Dicie Spurlock, Elijah Elkins, Eliphus Spurlock, farming, genealogy, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Laurel Hill District, Lena Spurlock, Lincoln County, Logan County, Martha Elkins, Martha Spurlock, Methodist, overseer of the poor, Pattison Spurlock, preacher, road surveyor, Selpha Spurlock, Stephen Spurlock, Union Army, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Rev. Eliphus Spurlock, who resided in Laurel Hill District in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Is a son of Charles and Lena (Hager) Spurlock, who came to Lincoln county in 1798. He was born in Cabell county, May 11, 1824, and in Boone county, (now) West Virginia, in 1853, he was joined in marriage with Selpha, daughter of Elijah and Martha (Elkins) Elkins, residents of Boone county. She was born in Logan county, (now) West Virginia, in 1834, and is the mother of three children living in Lincoln county, and one dead: Martha, born February 14, 1857; Dicie, September 17, 1859; Stephen, April 30, 1862; Pattison, May 8, 1864, died November 29, 1866. Mr. Spurlock enlisted in the war between the States in September, 1861, serving in the Federal army, in the 8th West Virginia Infantry, and was in the battles at Boone, Scary, Maryland and Rocky Gap. Eliphus Spurlock came to Lincoln county in 1851, and in 1868 he was overseer of the poor in this county, as well as road surveyor. He is an ordained Methodist minister, and was on the Hamlin circuit one year, in 1866, as a supply, but has since been a local Preacher. Beside ministering the gospel, Mr. Spurlock is engaged in farming in Laurel Hill district, owning 60 acres of land, upon which there is a good orchard of apple, peach, and pear trees, and a part of the land is timbered with oak and chestnut. He may be addressed at Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 141-142.
Annie L. Dingess, Appalachia, Argillite, board of education, Cabell County, genealogy, George E. Dingess, Greenup County, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jerome Dingess, Jerome Shelton, Kentucky, Lincoln County, Logan County, Maggie V. Dingess, Maldidia Dingess, Malinda Shelton, Sheridan District, Susan Dingess, timbering, Vivia Dingess, West Virginia, William D. Dingess, William P. Dingess
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for William P. Dingess, who resided at Argillite in Greenup County, Kentucky:
Was born in Logan county, then Virginia, in 1848, a son of William D. and Loanna (Berry) Dingess. He came with his parents to Lincoln county in 1862, and in this county was long actively engaged in business as a lumberman. In Cabell county, in 1867, he was united in marriage with Susan Shelton, and in the years that have ensued seven children have been born to them, and death has taken two away: Annie L., was born January 22, 1868; Maggie V., January 2, 1870; George E., May 18, 1872, died September 12, 1878; William D., July 14, 1874, died March 19, 1875; Jerome, August 19, 1876; Maldidia, June 28, 1878; Vivia, April 8, 1880. The wife of Mr. Dingess was born in Cabell county in 1848, and her parents, Major Jerome and Malinda (Messinger) Shelton, were born and reside in this county. Mr. Dingess was secretary of the board of education in his district. In 1883 he moved to Greenup county, Kentucky. His post office address is Argillite, Greenup county, Kentucky.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 142-143.