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Edward (Edwin) Wills b. 1826-1829

The information I have about Edward (Edwin) Wills is very limited and comes primarily from census data.  I have not been able to pinpoint his exact year of birth, his age varies from one census to another by just a couple of years. I am a descendant through...

Virgial Floyd Rider

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Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Virgil Floyd Rider in an undated photo. 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...

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Dr. Zachariah Willis Kemp, Family Photo Album

After a long time away from my blog, my genealogy projects and my other hobbies I finally had the opportunity to work them back into my routine.  I decided to do a little exploring at some area shops and spend some time with two of my favorite people, my...

Christmas in Ward, West Virginia

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Christmas in Ward, WV

I can only imagine what Christmas must have been like at Ward, WV. I was not there and have only the stories of grandparents, aunts, uncles and people who comment here on this blog to kindle my imagination. I believe it was special time. It was such a close-knit community, I know this because of how many still seek out the reunions and come here to my blog to remember it.