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1  Kathleen M. Hawk
Kathleen M. Hawk was appointed Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons on December 4, 1992. She is a native of West Virginia and attended Wheeling Jesuit College and WVU.  
 
2  Marian McQuade (1917-2008)
Marian McQuade (1917-2008) campaigned in West Virginia and later nationwide to set aside a day for grandparents. In 1973 West Virginia became the first state with a special day to honor grandparents when Gov. Arch Moore proclaimed May 27, 1973, Grandparents Day. In September 1978 the White House called her to inform her that President Carter had signed a bill designating the Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day beginning in 1979. In 1989 the U. S. Postal Service issued a tenth anniversary commemorative envelope bearing the likeness of Marian McQuade in honor of National Grandparents Day. She was born Marion Herndon in Caperton and later lived in Oak Hill.  
 
3  Nancy Hart (1846?-1913)
Nancy Hart (1846?-1913) was a noted Confederate scout, guide, and spy. Hart ran away from home at the age of 14 to join a band of rebel raiders known as the Moccasin Rangers. In 1862 she was captured by Union forces but escaped from jail in Summersville. After the war Nancy Hart Douglas and her husband Josh lived at Spring Creek in Greenbrier County. She also had lived in Roane, Calhoun, and Nicholas counties, but was born in Raleigh, N. C. She grew up on Greenbrier Road near Richwood. She is buried at Manning Knob near the Nicholas-Greenbrier county border.  
 
4  History of $2 Bill History of $2 Bill
First of all have you ever seen a $2 dollar bill?

Back of $2 Dollar Bill



The reason the $2 Dollar bill is of interest to members of Art's List is the picture on the back. Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is featured on the obverse of the note. The painting The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull is featured on the reverse. The design on the obverse (excluding the elements of a Federal Reserve Note) is the oldest of all current U.S. currency having been adopted in 1929; the reverse is the second oldest design having been adopted in 1976. If you look close at the names in this painting you will see some very familiar names; Hewes (Hughes), Livingston, Hall. We know that Hews connects to our Hughes on WV Route 87. I am still researching the Livingstons and Halls. A key to the names is included in this document.

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Joseph Hewes
 
5  Smilin Dale Roseberry By Clicking on View this item a copy of the pamphlet mentioned below will download. If you have dial-up it may be slow to load. It is a PDF File.
Cecil Dale Roseberry (Smilin Dale) and his brother Lovell Lee "Bob" Roseberry were popular "hillbilly music" artist. They appeared on several radio programs and made many public appearances. They were on their way to becoming big stars. This dream was cut short when Cecil Dale was killed in a car wreck in Grundy, Virginia on 19 September 1941. Entertainers as a way to keep in touch with their listeners, keep their fans updated on what the artist was doing, where their next public appearace was going to be often wrote newsletters. They also wrote little books about themselves and songs and music they had written. These books were mailed out to the listeners. The cost of the books was a nominal amount. (usually just enough to cover postage) The request for these newsletters and books was a way to let keep the station manager informed of the artist popularity. After "Smilin Dale was killed in the car wreck people wanted to know what happened and how his family was getting along. In response to those request Bob wrote a small pamphlet about the life of his brother "Smilin Dale Roseberry". The book contained a short bio of Dale's life and some of the songs and poetry that he and Cecil Dale wrote. This booklet was mailed to listeners of their radio programs.  
Cecil Dale Roseberry
Lovell Lee Roseberry
 
6 Anna Jarvis - Founder of Mother's Day A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment. —Anna Jarvis.
The modern Mother's Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia, as a day to honor mothers and motherhood; especially within the context of families, and family relationships. It is now celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, some of which have a much older tradition than the modern holiday (e.g. dating to the 16th century in the UK). Father's Day is a corresponding holiday honoring fathers.

The holiday eventually became so commercialized that many, including its founder, Anna Jarvis, considered it a "Hallmark Holiday", i.e. one with an overwhelming commercial purpose. Anna eventually ended up opposing the holiday she had helped to create. 
 
7 Arlington National Cemetery
 
 
8 Armistice (Veteran's) Day
 
 
9 Baden Presbyterian Church
Baden Presbyterian Church was organized November 12, 1895, and built on land given by L. H. & Maggie Baird. The carpenters were Ed Kinzel, Jim Johnston, and Mr. Matheny. The bell was given by Mrs. Lewis Schwarz. The first pastor was Rev. Rogers. The first trustees were Lewis Schwarz, A. H.
Rieineer, J. E. Bauer, Phillip Yauger, and B. F. Wilcoxen 
 
10 Beech Grove School
Beech Grove School School was located on the middle fork of Cow Run. If memory serves me right this school was near the Miller Home Place and the Hoschar Home Place 
 
11 Beech Grove School
 
 
12 Bethel Church and Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery, Leon, Mason
County, West Virginia. Some people confuse this with Baden Presbyterian Church which is located on Route 87. Bethel Church is located on Leon-Baden Road.  
 
13 Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
Mr. Washington lived in Malden, WV. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), an educator who was appointed organizer and principal of what is now Tuskegee University in 1881. Washington made the institution into a major center for industrial and agricultural training and in the process became a well-known public speaker. He was born on a plantation in Franklin Co., Va., the son of a slave. Following the Civil War, his family moved to Malden, W. Va., where he worked in a salt furnace and in coal mines. In his autobiography Up From Slavery, Washington wrote:

At that time salt-mining was the great industry in that part of West Virginia, and the little town of Malden was right in the midst of the salt-furnaces. My stepfather had already secured a job at a salt-furnace and he had also secured a little cabin for us to live in. Our new house was no better than the one we had left on the old plantation in Virginia. In fact, in one respect it was worse. Notwithstanding the poor condition of our plantation cabin, we were at all times sure of pure air. Our new home was in the midst of a cluster of cabins crowded closely together, and as there were no sanitary regulations, the filth about the cabins was often intolerable. Some of our neighbours were coloured people, and some were the poorest and most ignorant and degraded white people. It was a motley mixture. Drinking, gambling, quarrels, fights, and shockingly immoral practices were frequent. All who lived in the little town were in one way or another connected with the salt business. Though I was a mere child, my stepfather put me and my brother at work in one of the furnaces. Often I began work as early as four o'clock in the morning.

After working in the salt furnace and coal mines, Washington was hired to work as a servant for Mrs. Viola Ruffner, the wife of Gen. Lewis Ruffner, the owner of the salt furnace and coal mines.  
 
14 Campbell Thomas (Nor our Thomas) --- January 19 1885
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Description: Stranger Than Fiction. A Grandson of the Scotch Poet, Thomas CAMPBELL, Arrested for Chicken Stealing.

Date: January 19 1885

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
Parkersburg, W. Va., January 19.

Chief of Police MEHEN was surprised today at receiving, from Thomas CAMPBELL, a prisoner in the County Jail charged with chicken stealing, a letter wherein was set forth in the most exceptionable English a story which shows in a startling manner the ups and downs of life. The writer asserts that he is a grandson of Thomas CAMPBELL, the Scotch poet, and details his life and that of his family so minutely as to leave no doubt of the truth of the story. He says he was born near Edinburgh and was brought to American when 4 years old. At the outbreak of the war he served four years, falling from the ranks of the One Hundred and Thirty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers at the Wilderness with five bullets in his body. Recovering, he went abroad to complete his education, and in 1870 graduated from the University of Paris. Afterwards he took a medical course at Berlin, and the following year engaged in the drug business in Zanesville, Ohio. He was ruined by the floods of last February, and removed with his family to Pennsylvania. He went to Pittsburg, and, finding his finances low, secured a flat-boat and embarked his family for Cincinnati, intending to engage in the rag and junk business en route. At Marietta he fell in with a stranger, who suggested the poultry business as an auxiliary. This was agreed to, but in a few days the partner let a number of fowls escape, and, to avoid loss, made up the deficiency from a neighboring farm yard. CAMPBELL sold the stolen poultry, and was soon after arrested and jailed. The case excites much interest here.

Submitted: 09/15/10  
 
15 Capt. Andrew Hatfield
Capt. Andrew Hatfield participated in the famous Battle of Point Pleasant, the first real battle of the American Revolution, in 1774. He had earlier settled on Big Stoney Creek, in what is now West Virginia, where he constructed a fort as protection against Indians.  
 
16 Carl Virgil Cossin - POW
In 2004 the last ESTIMATES on those missing in Korean Conflict, there were an ESTIMATED 7,140 POWs , 2,701 died while POWs , 4,448 were returned to US Military Control, 21 refused to return to the US. There are approximately 2,100 Korean Conflict POWs still living. Among those surviving POWs Carl Virgil Cossin.  
Carl Virgil Cossin
 
17 Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (1923- )

Chuck Yeager

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (1923- ) became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1. He also became the first person to fly more than twice the speed of sound, flying the Bell X-1A on December 12, 1953. Yeager was born at Myra in Lincoln County and later moved to West Hamlin. He graduated from Hamlin High School in 1941. In a 1991 interview, Yeager said:

I was born in Myra, West Virginia, which was actually just a post office on Mud River, very near Hamlin, West Virginia. My first recollection was when we moved to Hamlin when I was about four or five years old. And that's where I spent my life until I was eighteen years old. It was a rural town, population of about six hundred. It's in the middle of the hills. Primarily agriculture, timber, coal mines, and some natural gas; my father was a natural gas driller. I attended grade school and I did very well in the first grade, skipped second grade and went to the third grade. And by the time I got to the fifth grade, I spent two years there. It got kind of tough. And then, grade school was just nine months out of the year that I enjoyed either running the hills or fishing, and things like that. In high school, things got a little more serious as far as my education was concerned. And also there were sports -- football and basketball -- I played both. And I also played trombone in the high school band and chased gals, so I was a pretty busy kid. The subjects that I liked very much in school were mathematics, algebra and typing. I could type 60 words a minute easily. Anything that took hand-eye coordination I had a good time at it. History and English literature, my teachers had trouble passing me. 
 
18 Charlie Arnett.
Charlie Arnett. After performing on the CBS radio shows Renfro Valley Folks and Shady Valley Folks and on WWVA in Wheeling, Daisy Mae and Old Brother Charlie moved to Tampa and performed daily on WDAE during the late 1940s, amassing quite an audience. They moved to Charlotte for a short while in the early 1950s, and then returned to Tampa and continued with daily radio shows on WHBO and a weekly show on WSUN-TV. They also performed on records. Charles Erwin Arnett was born in 1913 in Chester, W. Va. When he was three years old, the family moved to Fairmont. He wrote in one of his booklets that he stayed in Fairmont until he was 17, talking of the hills and valleys, the coal mines and factories in that area. Charlie played a variety of instruments including the piano and ogran and was also a lawyer. 
 
19 Charlie Bailey
Charlie Bailey has been the head football coach at the University of Texas-El Paso since 1993. Before that, he was an assistant for numerous college teams. He is a native of Poca who graduated from Poca High School.  
 
20Clarence (Curly) Herdman
A sample of Curly's Music can be found under the recording tab on the siteClarence (Curly) Herdman A sample of Curly's Music can be found under the recording tab on the site
Curly (Clarence) Herdman was born in the hills of West Virginia, near Ripley, West Virginia, on 12 November 1918. Curly comes from a long line of fiddlers: his great grand dad, his grand dad, Abige Turner Herdman, his father, Wallie Wyval Herdman and an uncle by the name of Earl Herdman. His mother (Mirla Miller Herdman) played a couple of fiddle tunes pretty well. She is the one who taught Curly his first fiddle tune which was called “Kick he Dutchman Sky High”. He was playing at square dances at the age of nine. When he was eleven he began to wonder around the world, and shortly afterward he left the hills to work on a farm in Fostoria, Ohio. He then went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad. While playing fiddle with his cousin Ira Sayre, he met and played for the great violinist, Rubbinoff, who was in Columbus, Ohio. Rubbinoff commended Curly on his method of bowing and his style of fiddling. He then went to W. H. O., Des Moines, Iowa. He later went to W.S.M., Grand Ole Opry, in the year 1935. along with the Bar X Cowboys. He was the featured fiddler at W.S.L.X,. Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. He later went to Renfro Valley Barn Dance in Kentucky. There he worked with John Lair, Red Foley, Bob Steel and Slim Millar. He then played fiddle for the famous Georgia Crackers on the station W.H.K.C. in Columbus, Ohio. In those days, his favorite fiddler was his grand-dad, Abige Turner Herdman. He also enjoyed the playing of Arthur Smith, Russ Gray, Winnie Waters, Otto Williams, Sid Heartreader and Clark Kessinger. Curly Herdman won several old time fiddling contests as of August 1967, Curly had won eighteen contests,inclding the Ohio State Championship. Curly’s brother, Troy Herdman played the guitar on several of his albums. Troy is a well known guitar player and singer.
 
Clarence Roy Herdman
Troy Earl Herdman
 
21 Creston Church
In the year 1891 a church building business meeting was called by William Cossin, Madison Staats, and J. I. Wedge. The meeting was well attended and folks agreed to donate lumber for the church. J. I. Wedge and Paul Jones, Sr donated the land to build the church on. A building contract for the church was given to Charlie Bush at a cost of four hundred dollars ($400.00), complete with windows
doors and bell. Gus Warner and Thomas Lyons, carpenters, erected the church in 1892. The church was dedicated May 29 1892. Rev John Martin delivered the dedication sermon. Charley Bush named the church Creston. Rev James Carter was the first pastor. William Cossin, J. I. Wedge, David Stover, C A. Miller and Madison Staats were the first trustees. 
 
22 Declaration of Independence
To read the Declaration of Independence Click here.


Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence



 
 
23 Doctor Susan Dew Hoff
Susan Dew Hoff of West Milford in Harrison County passed the examination given by the State Board of Examiners for licensing as a physician on April 19, 1889. She was the first woman to be licensed by examination. Hoff could not attend medical school, but studied with her physician father and on her own. She practiced medicine for nearly 40 years, making house calls on horseback. A nonprofit clinic named for her was scheduled to open in West Milford in the summer of 2000.  
 
24 Don Knotts (1924-2006)
Don Knotts (1924-2006), television and movie actor, was born in Morgantown, where his parents and relatives were farmers. He was the youngest of four boys in a family he described as "dirt poor." Knotts said, "It was the 1930s, and those were tough times for all of us, but we had such humor in our family -- except for my father. He was pretty sick. He had a nervous breakdown about the time I was born -- maybe I did it -- but all my brothers were very funny, and my mother loved to laugh." Jesse Donald Knotts graduated from Morgantown High School in 1942. The 1942 school yearbook lists him as Donald Jesse Knotts. He attended West Virginia University, where he majored in speech, hoping to become a teacher. A street in Morgantown has been renamed Don Knotts Boulevard. Knotts played the role of Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show. See also the Morgantown chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club, which has photos of Don at Morgantown High School.  
 
25Dr. B. F. Summers Dr. B. F. Summers
 
 
26 Dr. Jesse Bennett
Dr. Jesse Bennett in 1794 performed the first Cesarean section operation in the United States (on Elizabeth, his wife, saving both her life and the life of their daughter). He was Surgeon of the Second Virginia Regiment during the War of 1812 was a member of the jury at Aaron Burr’s trial for treason. He lived in Mason County.  
 
27 Eli "Rimfire" Hamrick (1868-1945)
Eli "Rimfire" Hamrick (1868-1945) was an frontiersman whose family helped settle central West Virginia. Records indicate that he and his brother posed for the statue of The Mountaineer on the capitol grounds in Charleston. John W. Davis, the 1924 Democratic presidential candidate, said the 6'3" Hamrick had a face as sad as Lincoln's. He campaigned unsuccessfully for the state senate in 1932 with the slogan, "You put him at the capitol in bronze, now put him there in person." He was born in Webster county and lived there and in Randolph county. 
 
28 Fuzzy Knight (1901-1976
Fuzzy Knight (1901-1976), a movie actor who appeared mainly in westerns in the 1930s and 1940s, sometimes as Tex Ritter's sidekick. In the early 1920s he was a WVU cheerleader and he wrote the WVU fight song. He was born in Fairmont.  
 
29 Harold Franklin "Hawkshaw" Hawkins (1921-1963)
Harold Franklin "Hawkshaw" Hawkins (1921-1963) was a country-western singer. He was married to Jean Shepard, another recording artist. Hawkins was killed in the March 5, 1963, plane crash which also killed Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. He was born in Huntington.  
 
30 HOSCHAR NAME
 
 
31James Wilson Flowers - Luverna StoverJames Wilson Flowers - Luverna Stover
James Wilson Flowers - Luverna Stover marriage certificate. Searched WV records for this certificate and found it under James Wilson Flowers McDade and Luvina Sstover. 
Family: Flowers/Stover (F5080)
 
32 Jerome Alan "Jerry" West (1938- )
Jerome Alan "Jerry" West (1938- ) was selected in 1996 as one of the 50 greatest NBA basketball players ever. He was an All-American at WVU for two years before playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. When he retired as an active player, West ranked third in the NBA in regular-season scoring. He later coached the Lakers and then became general manager of the team, retiring in 2000. In 2002, citing boredom and a chance to build another winning team, West joined the Memphis Grizzlies as president of basketball operations. West was a member of the 1960 USA Olympic Basketball team, which won the gold medal. In August 2000 West attended a ceremony naming a stretch of road which runs past the former WVU field house Jerry West Boulevard. "I think it's pretty cool, myself," West said. "It really is an honor. This state's been very very meaningful for me. I come back here every year. I love the people here. I almost wish my career hadn't taken me to Los Angeles because this is a place I truly love." Although he has been called "Zeke from Cabin Creek" (a name he does not like), Jerry West actually was born and grew up in Chelyan. He graduated from East Bank High School in 1956 
 
33 Jesse Hughes (c. 1750 – c. 1829)
Jesse Hughes (c. 1750 – c. 1829) was a frontiersman, hunter, and scout who was an early settler in the western region of Virginia that became West Virginia and Kentucky. Hughes was noted for his hatred of Native Americans, and is said to have killed many in battle, and murdered several others. "He was as savage as a wolf, and he liked to kill an Indian better than to eat his dinner", said the wife of one of his descendants in 1902.

Hughes married Grace Tanner in 1771. They lived in a cabin on Hacker's Creek, near a stream that is now known as "Jesse's Run", located in present day Lewis County, West Virginia.

Hughes is believed to have been one of the first American colonists to explore the Hughes River in West Virginia. It may have been named for him,[3] or for others of the same surname residing in the area during roughly the same time period 
Jesse David Hughes
Grace Tanner
 
34 John Bradford (1905-1983)
John Bradford (1905-1983), an actor, appeared in Life Begins at 40 (1935), The Old Corral (1936), Undersea Kingdom (1936), and 365 Nights in Hollywood (1934). His real name was Charles Coleman, Jr. After he came home from Hollywood, he became a long-time popular morning radio personality in Charleston, working at WGKV and WTIP as Charlie Coleman. He was born in Pratt, W. Va.

Col. Ruby Bradley Col. Ruby G. Bradley (1907-2002) was one of the most decorated women in U. S. military history. She began as an Army nurse in 1934, served in the Philippines in 1941 where she was captured by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor, and was a POW until February 1945. While a prisoner of war she continued to work as a nurse in the prison camp assisting with 230 operations and 18 births. Bradley served in the Korean War as Chief Nurse for the 171st Evacuation Hospital before being named Chief Nurse for the Eighth Army in 1951 where she supervised over 500 Army nurses throughout Korea. Her military record included 34 medals and citations of bravery, including two Legion of Merit medals, two Bronze stars, two Presidential Emblems, the World War II Victory Medal and the U.N. Service Medal. She was also the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Medal, the Red Cross' highest international honor. She was born on a farm outside of Spencer and taught four years in one-room schools in Roane County before she became an Army nurse.  
 
35 Lawrence Hunt General Store - Cottagevile, WV.
Click on this link for story. Lawrence Hunt General Store - Post Office 
Lawrence Otho Hunt
 
36 Lesli Kay
Lesli Kay (formerly Lesli Pushkin or Lesli Kay Sterling) (1965- ) joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in 2005 in the role of the rebellious Felicia Forrester, the daughter of Eric and Stephanie Forrester. She previously played Molly Conlan on As the World Turns. She grew up in Charleston and attended George Washington High School. 
 
37 Lina Basquette (1907-1994)
Lina Basquette (1907-1994) was a silent film star who appeared in Cecil B. DeMille's The Godless Girl (1929) and Frank Capra's The Younger Generation (1929). She was married to Sam Warner when he developed the first talking movie. Later in life she became a noted professional dog breeder. She moved to Wheeling in 1975 and lived there until her death at age 87 on Sept. 30, 1994.  
 
38 Little Jimmy Dickens
James Cecil Dickens (born December 19, 1920), better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, is an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 60 years and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
 
39Longview ChurchLongview Church
On July 19, 1913, land was donated by Issac and Delda Hughes Barr for the Longview Church with a cemetery nearby. The carpenters were Benjamin S. Sayre, John J. King, William Staats, and John Fox. They were assisted by the members of the community. Longview Church was dedicated on Sept 13, 1914. The dedication service was delivered by Rev Jennings King, The trustees were Benjamin Sayre Jr, George W. Sayre, Elijah M Casto, John King, William Staats,
John Fox, William Flowers, Benjamin S. Sayre, and Issac Barr.

One of the things the church did to raise funds was make
quilts. One of the quilts is presented here. This quilt was made in 1934 by the Longview Church Ladies Aid Society. If you click on the picture you will see an icon to increase the size of the picture.

Long View Ladies Aid Society Quilt History
Quilt
Picture
 

Elijah Matt Casto
 
40 Louise McNeill (1911-1993)
Louise McNeill (1911-1993), West Virginia's poet laureate from 1979 until her death, wrote beautifully about West Virginia in such volumes of verse as "Elderberry Flood" and "Gauley Mountain." She grew up on a 200-acre farm in Buckeye in Pocahontas County, and began writing poetry at 16. She graduated from Concord College and did post-graduate work at Miami University of Ohio and WVU. Her first collection was published in 1931, and Archibald MacLeish introduced her writings to the world to great critical acclaim. She won the Atlantic Monthly poetry prize and was awarded a scholarship to the Breadloaf Writers' Workshop in Vermont. Her marriage to Roger Pease lasted 50 years.  
 
41Luvarna Stover-FlowersLuvarna Stover-Flowers
Luvarna Stover-Flowers Obituary 
Luverna M Stover
 
42 Major Gen. John L. Hines (1868-1968)
Major Gen. John L. Hines (1868-1968) succeeded Gen. Pershing as Chief of Staff of the Army from 1924 to 1926. Hines graduated from West Point in 1891. He received the Silver Star in the Spanish-American War, having fought in the Philippines in 1901. He served as adjutant to Gen. John Pershing in the pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916. He was promoted more rapidly than any other soldier who served in World War I, going to France as a major and returning as a major general. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal in World War I. Hines ended his military career in 1932 as commanding general of the Department of the Philippines in Manila. Hines is one of four military leaders who were honored by appearing on a Distinguished Soldiers series of U. S. postage stamps issued on May 3, 2000. He was born in White Sulphur Springs. In an Associated Press article on April 24, 2000, Hines' grandson, Maj. Gen. John R. D. Cleland of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., said, "He was the son of Irish immigrants and grew up in a small town in West Virginia where he had virtually no opportunity for an education. By virtue of his willingness to work, he was able to go to West Point. 
 
43Midwifery Midwifery
Elzina Barr Miller was a Midwife. She delivered many of the babies aroung WV Route 87 prior to 1937. She was delivering one of her grandchildren when she died. Doctor Royal Kessel was called in to pronouce Elzina dead and deliver the child.
 
Elzina Catherine Barr
 
44 Miller Family
 
 
45 Murder of Benjamin Anderson
Account of the Murder of Benjamin Anderson

There have been many questions and few answers over the murder of Benjamin Anderson by John M. Miller. The only account I can give was stories told by the fireside. I have posted as a separate file what was in the newspaper at the time (which was posted on RootsWeb.com in Oct 2006. I am going to give you my account of what happened on that fateful day. There was a flash flood on Cow Run.
I can speak from experience about the flash floods on Cow Run. That stream could be as smooth and tranquil as a summer day; but a hard fast ran would send the creek out of banks taking with it every thing in it's path. That is what happened so I was told about the rail fence. A flash flood had come down Cow Run and washed the rail fence from John Miller's property to Ben Anderson's property. John and his wife Elzina Barr Miller drove their team and wagon down Cow Run to reclaim their rail fence. Ben Anderson lived on the other side of Cow Run where the rail fence had landed after the flood. Each man was armed. Both claimed the fence. An disagreement took place about the ownership of the fence. According to the stories I was told John Miller shot Ben Anderson in self-defense. In the end charges against John Miller were dropped in Jackson County Circuit Court. 
Family: Miller/Barr (F23)
Benjamin Anderson
John Maranda Miller, 1871
 
46 Pearl Buck (1892-1973
Pearl Buck (1892-1973), American novelist, born in Hillsboro, W. Va. The daughter of American missionaries, she lived in China until 1933. Of her more than 85 books, many sympathetically portray China and its people. Her simple, direct style and concern for the fundamental values of human life were derived from her study of the Chinese novel. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1938. Among her works are The Good Earth (1931), a dramatic tale of China in the 1920s that received a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1932 and has continued to be very popular, and Dragon Seed (1942). Her last works include The Kennedy Women (1970) and China As I See It (1970). [Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia]  
 
47 Pledge of Allegiance
 
 
48 Ret. Gen. Earl E. Anderson (1919- )
Ret. Gen. Earl E. Anderson (1919- ) was named a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors in 2001. He was formerly the assistant commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps. At the time of his appointment to four-star rank, he was the youngest active-duty Marine and first aviator promoted to that rank. Following his retirement from the military, Anderson served several years with the State Department and United Nations. He was born in Morgantown and graduated from Morgantown High School and WVU.  
 
49 Ret. Gen. Earl E. Anderson (1919- )
Ret. Gen. Earl E. Anderson (1919- ) was named a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors in 2001. He was formerly the assistant commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps. At the time of his appointment to four-star rank, he was the youngest active-duty Marine and first aviator promoted to that rank. Following his retirement from the military, Anderson served several years with the State Department and United Nations. He was born in Morgantown and graduated from Morgantown High School and WVU.  
 
50 Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (1934- )
Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (1934- ), one of the best-known athletes to attend WVU, helped lead the team to a combined four-year mark of 31-7 and a berth in the 1954 Sugar Bowl. Huff played eight years with the New York Giants and his last four seasons with the Washington Redskins. In 1982, Huff became the only WVU player besides Joe Stydahar to be inducted into both the college and pro football Halls of Fame. He was born in Number 9, a small coal mining town near Farmington. He attended Farmington High School. In a 2003 Sports Illustrated article, Huff wrote:

I was raised in a West Virginia coal mining camp called Number Nine, near Farmington. My dad worked in the mines, and so did the dads of every kid I went to school with. In those camps you rented your house from the mining company and bought your food and clothes at company stores. You know that Tennessee Ernie Ford song: "You load 16 tons, what do you get/Another day older and deeper in debt"? That was my dad's life. We had to go to a community pump to get water. We didn't have any heat. Can you imagine? Miners would go on strike for weeks and weeks and still find a way to live. I think I did well in football because I was raised to be like them. If you were a boy, you played football. At my high school we played on a field cut into a valley and people sat on the hillside to watch. My hero, besides my dad, was Frank Gatski, who also came from Number Nine. He went to Marshall, played offensive line for the Cleveland Browns and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I never imagined I would play in the NFL, but I knew I didn't want to work in the mines. My father had gone to work there when he was 13, and my older brother, Don, did the same when he was 16. I imagined I could become a coach or a teacher. 
 

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