Roane County Historical Society, Inc. - Recording and Preserving Our History


Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by Chance92799 on 2008/10/22 20:19:10
Is the Roane County, WV History Book available for purchase?

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by richard on 2008/10/23 11:51:58
I've heard this question fairly frequently. Unfortunately the book has been out of print for some time. From time to time there will be copies listed on the used market.

I've asked lots of questions of those who have firsthand knowledge of this book and its history, and here is a synopsis of their answers. The book was published about three years before the present Roane County Historical Society was formed. The committee that spearheaded the project worked with the Roane County Library for the publication. The society did arrange a second printing with the original publisher in the past, but between the factors of required order quantities, cost per unit, and the slow sales that were experienced with the previous run, it isn't feasible to finance another run at this time.

Things do change, so no one ever says never, but for right now the used market is the only source.

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by John1952 on 2008/12/17 22:11:26
I have both the History of Roane County West Virginia (1774-1927) and the Roane County West Virginia Family History (1989) Would be glad to do look ups. John

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by CGreenBoat on 2009/7/16 23:59:10
could you possibly look in your books for the names boatwright, moore and greathouse? i'm just starting my research on this family so any information would be helpful. if you can do this, i will send more specific names and dates. thanx.

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by BECKYHAMRICK on 2010/1/13 13:22:38
WOULD YOU MIND LOOKING UP LUVERNA LEMASTER SPEAR, I AM TRYING TO TRACE THE FAMILY TREE. MY GRANDFATHER IS LONG GONE AND THIS IS HIS MOTHER, SHE WAS ALSO IN THE WESTON STATE HOSPTIAL ALSO. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. THANK YOU BECKY HAMRICK

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by Christina729 on 2010/3/21 15:47:49
I have a book called 'The Carpers of Roane County' by Peggy A. Grubbs.

I found these names in the Index:

Greathouse:
Daniel, Ed, Elsie, John, Raymond and William

Moore:
Annette, Clelia, Diane, Fannie, Frances, George, Harold, Jessie, Rory and Si.

If you want any information on them from the book I have, shoot me an email and I'll let you know what it says!

There are no Boatrights, Lemasters or Spears in this book.

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by Seaboltlegacy on 2010/5/11 10:31:07
my great great grandmothers name was sarah zetta criner trying to find out more of my family history?

Re: Roane County, WV History Book, 1989

Posted by Renee on 2016/6/11 22:14:19
Our family came to Roane County around 1853. Would they be in your books of Roane County History? They are as follows:

Arthur White (1801-1872)& Mary Ann Harold (1838-1902)
Timothy White (1837-1911) & Elizabeth Justice (1841-1924)
William C. White (1871-1943) & Anna B. Taylor (1875-1952)

Thank you for the look-up!

This Post was from: http://www.wvroane.org/newbb/viewtopic.php?forum=5&topic_id=66