Author Archives: Joanna (McDonnell) Newman

Thompson 1840-54 Land Surveys for Logan County

Source: LOGAN COUNTY SURVEY BOOKS, (Books A & B, holding the oldest survey records LOGAN COUNTY COURT HOUSE LOGAN, WEST VIRGINIA Some text did not photocopy well due to the size of the books (HUGE!!!) and the size of the … Continue reading

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Dillon Descendant Outline

“Family gives us a boost as we reach for the stars” Beth Mende Conny THE DILLON FAMILY Descendants of Samuel Dillon 1758/60-1836 with Massie connections My Dillon ancestory begins with Rebecca Dillon 1825-. Most of my Dillon information has been … Continue reading

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John E. Thompson Cemetery

McConnell, West Virginia Route 10 From Logan Courthouse, take Route 10 south, several miles to McConnell. Directions: This Cemetery is Located at McConnell, West Virginia. A few miles south of Logan Court House. There are four cemeteries (known by me) … Continue reading

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Massey/Massie Descendant Outline

“A Family is not Greater Than its Parts, but Greater Because of Them” Beth Mende Conny My most heartfelt thanks to my newly found cousins, Bev Gunther and the late Bill Massie Sr and his son Bill Massie Jr., who … Continue reading

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Thompson Descendant List

“Families, like true friends, hold us to higher standards” Beth Meade Conny NOTE: As with ALL material on these pages, the information found here is only to be used as a starting point. If you need documentation, I can not … Continue reading

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Family Feudin’!!!

“When the going gets rough, family smoothes the edges” Beth Meade Conny As I’ve researched my deep West Virginia roots to a time before West Virginia even existed, I found that, to be a frontiersman, a person would have to … Continue reading

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A Genealogist’s Poem by Mel Oshins

I found this on Melissa Duggins’ Family Tree Page (Sorry, Melissa’s page is no longer online) Thanks Melissa! Sound like anyone YOU know? Untitled They think that I should cook and clean, and be a model wife. I tell them … Continue reading

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Sidney B. Lawson, MD

By Joanna Newman Sidney B. Lawson, MD (March 18, 1867 – Oct. 9, 1953) Dr Lawson, son of Dr. George W. & Chloe Ann Roberson Lawson, published his autobiography, “50 Years A Mountain-Country Doctor” in 1941. In it, he does … Continue reading

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Joanna’s (West) Virginia Genealogy Page

By Joanna Newman “The Family is the Seed From Which All Growth Begins” Beth Mende Conny My Maternal Grandparents Dow & Malinda May Thompson Logan County, West Virginia My Logan County Roots All of my Genealogy Articles and Posts Important … Continue reading

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I will try to list the following names in chronological order as much as possible, to help in keeping the family history order. If an ancestor has a family member prior to, or after, himself/herself, then I will include a … Continue reading

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