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Samuel B. Wright

Samuel B. WrightPopular
Posted by: CarolCronin   (See more photos from CarolCronin)   2007/10/17 18:29
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Samuel B. Wright was born 16 Oct 1818 in Nelson County, Virginia, a son of Benjamin and Jane (Borden) Wright.  He came to the Big Sandy area of Roane County (then Kanawha County, VA) some time in the early 1840's. He was married in Kanawha County, VA (Roane Co., WV) on 17 Nov 1851 to Jane Smith, daughter of Ali and Jane (King) Smith.  Jane was born 15 Feb 1831 and died 1 Mar 1917.  Samuel was a blacksmith and carpenter by trade.  He served three years as a Confederate soldier with the 14th Virginia Calvary.  He died 06 Jan 1907 in Roane Co., WV.  Both Samuel B. and Jane (Smith) Wright, are buried in the Keen Cemetery on Hollywood Road, near Newton, WV.  Children from this marriage were: Louisa, born 16 Apr 1854; Nancy E., born 21 Mar 1856; Albert L, born 19 Jul 1858; Mariah Jane, born 4 Aug 1860, (she married Henry Jackson Snodgrass); Samuel K., born 11 Feb 1863; Daniel L., born 29 July 1866; Virginia, born ca 1869-1870; and George A., born 23 Oct 1873.

Submitted by Carol Cronin

Rev.  Davidson  W. Ross

Rev. Davidson W. RossPopular
Posted by: CarolCronin   (See more photos from CarolCronin)   2007/10/17 18:29
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The County of Roane was erected on the 11th day of March, 1856, from parts of Jackson, Gilmer and Kanawha Counties. The original post office of Newton was established in Kanawha County on February 26, 1857. The location was in the residence of Rev. Davidson W. Ross, justice of the peace at the mouth of Dog Creek, who had suggested the name for his son, Isaac Newton, who was two years old. It was later moved to the "three forks of Sandy" where it has remained as the center of the town of Newton.

Photo submitted by Carol Cronin

Historical notes are taken from History of Roane County, WV  1774-1927, by William H. Bishop

Jesse James in Clay and Roane Counties

Jesse James in Clay and Roane CountiesPopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   2007/9/8 23:38
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This newspaper clipping recounts Anis Burnside's encounter with Jesse James.

Amma Baseball Team, Roane County Champions 1930

Amma Baseball Team, Roane County Champions 1930Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   2007/9/8 22:19
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This picture of the Amma championship team taken a few minutes after their victory includes, front, left to right: Clyde Knight, Holley Carper, Harry Ferrell, Hallie Steel, Romie Graham, Oke Cottrell, Crede McClain (umpire).
Back row: Charlie Harris, Bert Miller, Monlie Miller, Grase Burns, George Young, Ora Gandy, Romie Cottrell, Oral Dye (umpire), Roy Nida (manager).

Donald Vineyard, president of the league, is shown presenting the William Woodyard cup to the winning manager and members of the state police force are shown holding aloft the championship pennant presented by The Times Record.

A story of this team appeared in The Times Record on Thursday, May 7, 1998 titled "That Special Season, Amma Baseball Club won 1930 county championship" and was written by Jack Nida, guest writer. The eight team league received front page coverage each week in The Times Record during the summer of 1930 and the championship playoffs were billed as The Little World Series. Nearly 2,000 people attended each of the three playoff games at Tariff and Tater Run ball fields.


The Hezekiah C. Nida Family ca1910

The Hezekiah C. Nida Family ca1910Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   2007/8/26 20:13
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This picture is believed to have been taken on the day of the funeral of Hezy's wife, Ella (Patton) Nida.

L to R - Hezy Nida and children Annie, Kenna, Roxie, Whirley, Roy, John and Arch.

Roy was the father and Hezy the grandfather of Jack Nida.

Submitted by Jack Nida

Carper Family

Carper FamilyPopular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   2007/8/26 20:13
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A Family of Carpers taken at Nelson Carper's home at Amma. Date of picture is uncertain but it was prior to 1936 when Mac was killed in an auto accident in Elk River at Clendenin.

Submitted by Jack Nida

George A. & Margaret (Wyatt) Dye Family ca. 1930

George A. & Margaret (Wyatt) Dye Family ca. 1930Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   2007/8/26 15:45
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Front row - l to r - Pearl, George, Margaret (Wyatt) Dye, Asa
Back row - l to r - Cecil , Ola, Hobart, Gertrude, Roy, Garnett
They lived at Cain's Run, Roane Co., Reedy, WV

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater

Ephraim Hess family

Ephraim Hess familyPopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   2007/8/26 15:34
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This is a picture of Capt. Ephraim Hess and wife Sophronia (Murphy) Hess and family. Ephraim was the son of Hiram Hess and Mary (Fitzwater) Hess, the first of their family to settle in Roane County about 1852. They made their home on the head waters of Poca in what is now Smithfield District. Hiram was a stone mason contractor who built the stone work of the Gauley bridge that was soon destroyed in the Civil War. Ephraim was born about 1850 and was a soldier of the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. He also served in the war against the Indians known as the Nezperce War. He and Sophronia were married in Spencer on March 25, 1890 and later moved west. They are both buried at Smithville, Clay Co., MO. Sophronia was my grandfather's sister, a daughter  of Peter and Lucretia (Rollins) Murphy.

Photo submitted by Sarah (Murphy) Hankins

Historical data from History of Roane County, by William H. Bishop

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