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West Virginia Statehood 1863

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DAR Membership through my ancestor Benjamin Clement

DAR Membership through my ancestor Benjamin Clement I finally got around to pursuing membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution over the course of the past couple of years.  I am not really sure why I put it off for so long since it turned out I had most...

Lottie Mae Wills b. 1888 d. 1975

I don't know a lot about my great grandmother Lottie Mae Wills but her family line has proved to be one that's more documented than any of my others.  There are interesting stories and a lot of historical records to read.  Her lines trace to revolutionary war...

Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Meet my grandfather, Virgil Floyd Rider.  Virgil was born August 11, 1912 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.  The birth certificate that I have was generated from an affidavit from his father when Virgil was 27 years old so it doesn't have much more in the way of any...

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