In the last couple of years, I’ve gotten into my family’s geneaology somewhat, and it occurred to me that what with pedigree collapse and whatnot, some of us might actually be related without knowing it! So, just for the fun of it, I thought I’d post a few facts and see if anyone recognizes anything.
On my mother’s side, I have well-documented roots in West Virginia (and, previously, Virginia) dating back to 1801.
The following counties are most represented: Barbour, Braxton, Kanawha, Harrison, Pendleton, Upshur
The following cities are most represented: Kanawha Run, Abbott, Wilsontown, Gypsy, Shinnston, McWhorter, Fall Run, Buckhannon
The following surnames are most common among my ancestors: Williams, Hyre, Hardman, Lane, Casto, Riley, Dennison
The most detailed information I have on a distant ancestor is for Solomon Williams, 1830-1906. Solomon fought for the Union during the Civil War as part of Battery E, First WV Light Artillery, and participated in the Battle of Buckhannon.
Solomon married Rachel Hyre, and they had seven children: Margaret, Mary, Emily, Henry, Delila, Charles and Jackson.
Anyone recognize anything, or want to post information of their own?