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Samuel Damron, Sr.
 1793-1889
son of Lazarus Damron & Nancy Elizabeth Short

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Samuel came with his father and brothers from Virginia to the Big Sandy area in 1805. They settled near Piketown (Pikeville), Kentucky. He married Sally Ratliff when he was 21 years old and, in 1819, moved from Pike County to his own farm. He returned to Pike County in 1828 and settled on Brushy Fork of John's Creek where he lived until 1834. He then moved back to the left fork of Twelve Pole at the mouth of McComas Creek where he was to live the rest of his life and was to be buried. Samuel had several children with Sarah Smith while he was married to his first wife. It seems that most of them used the name Smith although some of the younger ones seems to have used Damron. He married Sarah Smith in 1866 well after all of their children had been born. During the Civil War, two of his sons, Silas and George W., were in the Army of the Confederacy. Three sons, John B., Samuel and James, were in the Union Army. James died in service. A son-in-law James Maynard was also killed. When Samuel first came to what was later to become Grant District, he moved into a "rock house prepared by the Lord." (Was this a cave?) "His wife was not satisfied with the accommodations and in 1834 he built a cabin." He still in that cabin in 1884. "He was commissioner of revenue two years." At age 87, he was living with his daughter, Mahala, and son-in-law, Thomas Kirk, when the 1880 census was taken. --DDFA Newsletter,v8 p188 (from HARDESTY'S WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES, volume 7. 1884. Reprint by Jim Comstock, Richwood, WV. 1973. Pages 228-229. Much of the biographical sketch information was from Silas Damron, youngest son of Samuel.)

The following appeared in the Ceredo Advance (WV) 1 April 1896:

Samuel Damron, Sr.
Mr. Editor:--Please insert this brief history in your valuable paper, as it circulates among the relatives and friends of one of the old pioneer fathers of the upper end of Wayne county, to-wit:

Samuel Damron, Sr.

Born May 7, 1794, in New Garden, Russell county, Va., and came down Big Sandy in the year 1808 along with his father, Lasarus Damron and three brothers--Moses, Richard and George--and settled five miles below what is now Piketown. At the age of 21 years, he married Sally, the daughter of Silas Ratcliff, known a "Aunt Fat Sally," and moved from Pike County in the year 1819 and settled at the farm where Samuel J. Ferguson now lives. Then in 1828 moved back in Pike county and settled on Brushy Creek of John's creek; remained there until 1834, when he moved back to the Left Fork of 12 Pole at the mouth of McComas creek and remained there until he was buried there in the year in the year 1889.

His mother was Nancy Short, and his grandmother Aggie Owl. To him and "Aunt Fat Sally" were born ten children, to-wit: Nancy, Betty, Neary, Anna, Milley, Polley, Jennie (all yet living save Nancy and Milley), and three sons, Moses, Silas and George Washington, all alive, and their hair is silvery white by the frosts of many winters. You can scarcely stop at any house in the upper end of Wayne county but you will see a son, grandson, daughter or granddaughter of this time honored old pioneer hunter, or some of his brothers, sons and daughters.

Samuel Damron, esq., who is now living at Cassville, W. Va., and is 84 years of age, was named for the subject of this sketch, and he, too, was born in this (Wayne) county and was never lived out of the county since it was made, for a day.
When this sketch is read by the many gray-haired relatives and friends of the old bear and dear hunter, they will wonder who knew him so well. In answer will say a
Relative and Friend


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 Family Group Sheet  ----  First Marriage

 Subject:          Samuel Damron Sr. (4766)

Birth:                                   7 May 1793    near the Clinch River, New Garden, Russell Co., Virginia  (although a newspaper biographical sketch in the Ceredo (WV) Advance of 1 April 1896 lists the date as 7 May 1794).

Marriage:                          14 Nov 1814    Floyd Co., Kentucky.

Marriage:                           16 Jun 1866    Sarah Smith (4773) (b. 31 Aug 1818, d. 25 Apr 1882); Lawrence Co., Kentucky.
(Go to family with Sarah Smith)

Divorce:                            __ ___ 1876    Sarah Smith (4773) (b. 31 Aug 1818, d. 25 Apr 1882); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Death:                               __ ___ 1889    Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Burial:                                __ ___ 1889    S. D. Copley Cemetery off coal haul road between Missouri Branch & McComas Creek, Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Father:            Lazarus Damron (3512) (b. circa 1766, d. 1829)

Mother:            Nancy Elizabeth Short (4755) (b. circa 1788, d. 1829)


 

Spouse:          Sarah Ratliff (4772)

Name-Nick:                                                Little Sal

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Aunt Fat Sally

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Ratcliff

Birth:                                 25 Apr 1799    Floyd Co., Virginia.

Name-Marr:                       14 Nov 1814    Damron

Death:                                __ Jan 1863    Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Father:            Silas Ratliff (5321)

Mother:            Anna Pinson (16095)


 

Twelve Known Children


 F          Nancy Damron (5950)

Birth:                                 __ ___ 1816    Virginia.

Death:                               __ ___ 1856


 F          Elizabeth Damron (10350)

Name-Marr:                                               Maynard

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Betty

Birth:                                  13 Jun 1818    Floyd Co., Kentucky  (Hardesty reports that she was possibly born in Wayne Co., West Virgnina. Andrews reports the place of birth as Pike County, Kentucky).

Marriage:                             9 Feb 1833    James Maynard (4967) (b. 19 Nov 1813, d. 20 Oct 1862), son of Jesse Maynard (28188) and Sarah Welch (42445); Pike Co., Kentucky.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1834    Emaline Maynard (3626); Kentucky  (The 1860 census listed her place of birth as Virginia).

Daughter:                           10 Jun 1836    Mary Ann Maynard (4143); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1838    Samuel Maynard (10351); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                          17 Mar 1841    Mary Jane Maynard (10352); Cabell Co., Virginia  (One source shows the date as 7 May 1841.  Andrews shows the place of bieth as Wayne County, West Virginia).

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1842    Milla Maynard (10353); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                   14 Feb 1846    Aaron W. Maynard (10354); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1849    Jesse Maynard (10355); Wayne Co., Virginia  (Andrews records the date as about 1850).

Daughter:                          25 Apr 1849    Sarah Maynard (28111); Wayne Co., Virginia  (The census of August 1850 listed her age as 2 years).

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1854    Dicey Maynard (10370); Maynard's Branch, Wayne Co., Virginia  (Andrews records the date as about 1852).

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1855    Catherine Maynard (10371); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1857    Owen Maynard (10372); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1859    Moses D. Maynard (10373); Virginia.

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    Alvis Maynard (42452) (b. 2 Jun 1824,          ), son of Charles Maynard Sr. (42453) and Lucinda Maynard (42454)  (This marriage required verification.  It is recorded by Andrews that Alvis married Elizabeth Damron, daughter of  Samuel.  He also married Sarah Queen although Andrews does not provide dates, it is probably that the marriage between Alvis and Elizabeth must have been the second for each).

Death:                       after __ ___ 1896    Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 F          Nary Jane Damron (12993)

Name-Marr:                       __ ___ ____    Adkins

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Nora

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Neary

Birth:                                  14 Jun 1824    possibly, Wayne Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                          10 Nov 1842    Owen Adkins (12994) (b. 18 Dec 1822, d. 29 Nov 1876), son of Jessee Adkins (45372) and Anna Adkins (45373)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1843    Cintha Adkins (15210); Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1844    Elizabeth Adkins (15211); Virginia.

Daughter:                          30 Aug 1846    Nancy Adkins (13061); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1847    Delphia Adkins (15212); Virginia.

Daughter:                            7 May 1850    Sarah Adkins (15213); Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1852    Samuel Adkins (35415); West Virginia.

Daughter:                          23 Sep 1854    Anna Adkins (35416); West Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1857    Hagga Adkins (35417)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1859    Dicy Adkins (35418)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1871    Floyd Adkins (35419)

Death:                                 1 Nov 1902

Burial:                         after 1 Nov 1902    Maynard-Wallace Cemetery, Glenhayes, Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 F          Anna Damron (5970)

Name-Marr:                                               Queen

Birth:                                 25 Sep 1826    Cabell Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                             4 Mar 1850    John Henry Queen (12995) (b. 22 Jan 1832, d. 11 Mar 1903), son of Walter Queen (35421) and Sarah Murphy (35422); Lick Creek, Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                           15 Jan 1851    Sarah Queen (13050); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                          25 Mar 1852    Mary Ratliff Queen (13051); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                   30 Apr 1852    Walter Queen (13052)

Son:                                   22 Feb 1855    Samuel Damron Queen (13053); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                  15 Nov 1856    Kerrick Queen (13054); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                          25 Dec 1858    Nary Jane Queen (13055); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                             4 Jan 1860    Miriam Queen (13056); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                     8 Feb 1862    Wiley Queen (13057); Kiahsville, Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                  16 May 1864    Linzy Queen (13058); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                     4 Jun 1866    Ephraim Queen (13059); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                   17 Jun 1869    George Washington Queen (13060); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Death:                               19 Nov 1906    Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 F          Millie Damron (5952)

Name-Marr:                                               Copley

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1823    Pike Co., Kentucky.

Birth:                                    3 Jun 1828    Cabell Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                             3 Jun 1844    Ira Goff Copley (10364) (b. 18 Nov 1821, d. 1900), son of James B. Copley (8805) and Rebecca Jane Marcum (8804); Cabell Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                          28 May 1846    Anna Copley (10365); Wayne Co., Virginia  (The place has also been reported to be Cabell Co., Virginia).

Son:                                     1 Jan 1848    Winfield Copley (13022); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                    16 Jul 1849    James Samuel Copley Sr. (10366); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                  __ Sep 1852    Wayne Copley (13023); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                              6 Jul 1853    Rebecca Tennessee Copley (13024); Twelvepole Creek, Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                    __ Jul 1856    Samuel D. Copley (13025); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                            __ Jul 1858    Mary Copley (13026); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                  __ Aug 1860    William H. Monroe Copley (13027); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Death:                                16 Jan 1862    Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 M         Moses D. Damron (5955)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Mose Senior

Birth:                                 30 Mar 1830    Virginia.

Marriage:              before 24 Aug 1853    Elizabeth Kirk (10356) (b. Aug 1835, d. 1922)

Son:                                  24 Aug 1853    Rubin Gideon Damron (10357); Twelvepole Creek, Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                  10 Sep 1855    Edward Damron (10358); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                     3 Feb 1858    Thomas Jones Damron (10359); Wayne Co., Virginia  (The date in the birth register is recorded only as 1859).

Son:                                  __ May 1860    Samuel M. Damron (10360); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1863    Demeyah Damron (10453); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1865    Theresa A. Damron (29335); West Virginia  (The census of June 1880 listed her age as 18 years).

Daughter:                           20 Oct 1867    Cynthia Damron (10455); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (Wayne Co., WV, birth index shows her name as Cintha).

Daughter:                            __ Jul 1869    Naomi Damron (10456); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (One record reported that she was born in 1875 but she appeared in the 1870 census, taken on 11 August, she was reported to be 11 months old. The census of June 1880 listed her age as 13 years).

Son:                                  13 Sep 1872    John Ezra Damron (10483); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (In the printed INDEXED REGISTER OF BIRTHS - WAYNE COUNTY, W. VA. his name was recorded as John K. Damron. The census of June 1880 listed his age as 8 years.  It also recorded his name as John K. Damron).

Son:                                    1 Nov 1873    Floyd A. Damron (10484); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (The census of June 1880 listed his age as 6 years).

Son:                                   20 Mar 1877    Vinson Damron Sr. (10485); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (The census of June 1880 listed his age as 3 years).

Son:                                  __ Aug 1880    Wayne Damron (11121); West Virginia.

Death:                               __ ___ 1918

Burial:                                __ ___ 1918    Damron & Community Cemetery at head of Right Fork of Mill Creek, Dunlow, Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 M         Silas Damron (5323)

Birth:                                 30 May 1831    Pike Co., Kentucky.

Marriage:                           22 Mar 1855    Lydia Mead (10399) (b. Mar 1831,          ), daughter of William Bingham Mead (28250) and Jane Ellen Rutherford (29064); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (The marriage was performed by J. C. Marcum).

Son:                                    8 Dec 1856    Samuel D. Damron (10400); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                                    9 May 1857    George W. Damron (10401); Logan Co., Virginia.

Son:                                     8 Jan 1859    William Damron (10402); Logan Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                          11 Dec 1860    Sarah J. Damron (10427); Logan Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1863    John Damron (35443)

Death:                               __ ___ ____


 F          Mary Damron (5951)

Name-Marr:                                               Dean

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Polly

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Dolly Damron

Birth:                                  30 Jan 1833    Cabell Co., Virginia.

Birth:                                    7 Jun 1833    Virginia.

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1834    Pike Co., Kentucky  (The census of August 1850 listed her age as 17 years and born in Kentucky).

Marriage:                             7 Jun 1853    John Wesley Dean (3612) (b. 29 Sep 1833, d. 8 Jul 1872), son of Joseph W. Dean (35444) and Elizabeth Ferguson (35445); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1854    Lindsey Dean (35446)

Daughter:                            9 Nov 1855    Nancy Dean (35447)

Daughter:                          15 Dec 1857    Emily Jane Dean (20757); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1860    Thursa Dean (35448); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Son:                                    8 Nov 1862    William Marshall Dean (3613)

Son:                                   17 Mar 1865    Silas Dean (35449); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                          22 Apr 1867    Elizabeth Dean (35450); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1868    Sarah Dean (35451); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Son:                                   17 Feb 1872    Wayne Dean (35452); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Marriage:                           30 Mar 1890    Rev. Lewis B. Bartram (35453) (b. 10 Mar 1818, d. 13 Sep 1894), son of James P. Bartram (35454) and Delila Wilson (35455); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Name-Marr:              after 13 Sep 1894    Bartram

Death:                               21 Feb 1898

Burial:                       after 21 Feb 1898    Crabtree Cemetery, Joel's Branch, Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 F          Jane Damron (5954)

Name-Marr:                                               Pauley

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Jennie

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1836    Pike Co., Kentucky.

Birth:                                 __ ___ 1836    Virginia.

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    James Edward Pauley (10422) (b. circa 1832, d. Nov 1857), son of Hiram Pauley (35456) and Elizabeth Ferguson (35457)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1852    Silas Polley (10423); Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1855    Hiramle Polley (10424); Virginia.

Son:                                   24 Apr 1856    Maur D. Polley (10425); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1858    James Pauley (10426); Virginia.

Name-Marr:                         8 Nov 1860    Johnson

Marriage:                            8 Nov 1860    William H. Johnson (35458), son of John Johnson (35459) and Alafair Copley (35460); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Death:                               __ ___ 1896


 M         George Washington Damron Sr. (5322)

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Warsh

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Wash Damron

Birth:                                 16 Aug 1839    Cabell Co., Virginia  (The census of August 1850 listed his age as 9 years).

Marriage:                          20 Sep 1857    Sarah A. Smith (23336) (b. circa 1838,          ), daughter of John N. Smith (28220) and Sarah A. Brown (28221); Wayne Co., Virginia  (The marriage was performed by H. Smith).

Son:                                   15 Apr 1859    David Damron (35383); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Divorce:                 before __ ___ 1860    Sarah A. Smith (23336) (b. circa 1838,          ), daughter of John N. Smith (28220) and Sarah A. Brown (28221)

Marriage:                           __ ___ 1861    Esther Chafin (5329) (b. 30 May 1844, d. 12 Jan 1910), daughter of William Chafin (35461) and Sarah Deskins (35462); Logan Co., West Virginia  (In the 1900 census it is reported that they had been married 38 years).

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1864    Rebecca J. Damron (5330); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1865    Victoria Damron (5324); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Son:                                     8 Apr 1868    George Washington Damron Jr. (5325); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1870    Nancy Damron (5326); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                          10 Mar 1872    Eliza B. Damron (36095)

Daughter:                            3 Nov 1873    Mary Damron (5327); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Son:                                   28 Apr 1876    Judge James Damron (5328); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1878    Anna Damron (5331); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Son:                                   15 Feb 1881    William M. Damron (5332); Logan Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                           __ Jun 1886    Edna Belle Damron (5334); Dingess, Mingo Co., West Virginia.

Marriage:                           10 Feb 1919    Mariah Thornhill (6356) (b. circa 1882), daughter of William Thornhill (29279); Dingess, Mingo Co., West Virginia.

Death:                               24 Mar 1933    Mingo Co., West Virginia.

Burial:                       after 24 Mar 1933    Trace Cemetery, Dingess, Mingo Co., West Virginia  (near his second wife, Esther Chafin).


 M         Ali Damron (10347)

Birth:                                 __ Aug 1839    Virginia  (The census of August 1850 listed his age as 9 years).


 M         William Damron (10348)

Birth:                        circa __ ___ 1848    Virginia.




Family Group Sheet  ---   Second Family & Marriage

 

 

Subject:          Samuel Damron Sr. (4766)

Birth:                                   7 May 1793    near the Clinch River, New Garden, Russell Co., Virginia  (although a newspaper biographical sketch in the Ceredo (WV) Advance of 1 April 1896 lists the date as 7 May 1794).

Marriage:                          14 Nov 1814    Sarah Ratliff (4772) (b. 25 Apr 1799, d. Jan 1863); Floyd Co., Kentucky.

Marriage:                           16 Jun 1866    Lawrence Co., Kentucky.

Divorce:                            __ ___ 1876    Wayne Co., West Virginia.  (Click here for more on the divorce)

Death:                               __ ___ 1889    Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Burial:                                __ ___ 1889    S. D. Copley Cemetery off coal haul road between Missouri Branch & McComas Creek, Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Father:            Lazarus Damron (3512) (b. circa 1766, d. 1829)

Mother:            Nancy Elizabeth Short (4755) (b. circa 1788, d. 1829)


 

Spouse:          Sarah Smith (4773)

Birth:                                 31 Aug 1818    Montgomery Co., Virginia.

Name-Marr:                       __ ___ 1876    Damron

Death:                               25 Apr 1882    Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Burial:                       after 25 Apr 1882    S. D. Copley Cemetery off coal haul road between Missouri Branch & McComas Creek, Wayne Co., West Virginia  (she was buried near Samuel Damron).

Father:            Jake Smith (46843) (b. circa 1795,          )

Mother:            Hanna Smith (46836) (b. circa 1797,          )


 

Fifteen Known Children


 F          Mahala Smith (5163)

Name-Var:                                                Mahala Damron

Name-Marr:                                               Kirk

Name-Var:                                                Mahalia

Birth:                                   1 Apr 1836    Cabell Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1852    Thomas May Kirk (10505) (b. circa 1833,          ), son of Thomas K. Kirk (35463) and Synthia Jones (35464)

Son:                                  25 Aug 1853    Kelley Kirk (13068); Twelvepole Creek, Wayne Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                            5 May 1855    Elizabeth Kirk (13069)

Son:                                     3 Feb 1857    Reuben Gideon Kirk (13030); Cabell Co., Virginia.

Daughter:                          10 Mar 1859    Lucinda Jane Kirk (13070); Kentucky.

Son:                                     1 Jan 1861    James Millard Kirk (10506); Virginia.

Son:                                  15 Sep 1862    John B. Kirk (13071)

Daughter:                              5 Jul 1866    Molly Kirk (10507); West Virginia.

Name-Marr:                       14 Sep 1880    Adkins

Marriage:                          14 Sep 1880    Rev. Jackson Adkins (13072) (b. 16 Feb 1835,          ), son of Hezekiah Adkins Jr. (35465) and Nancy Spears (35466); Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 M         John Booker Smith (5153)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    John Booker Damron

Birth:                                 16 Sep 1837    Cabell Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                            11 Jul 1860    Mary Ann Chaffin (12804), daughter of Stanley Chaffin (24235) and Sarah Copley (24236); Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1861    Stanley Smith (35467)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1863    Samuel D. Smith (35468)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1865    Christopher Smith (35469)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1867    Sarah Smith (35470)

Son:                                   27 Apr 1868    Charles B. Smith (35471)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1869    Martha J. Smith (35472)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1872    Emmaline Smith (35473)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1876    Mary E. Smith (35474)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1879    John L. Smith (35475)


 M         Kelley Smith (12065)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Kelly

Birth:                                   1 Mar 1839    Cabell Co., Virginia.


 F          Nary Jane Smith (5162)

Name-Marr:                                               Copley

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Birth:                                  21 Oct 1840    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1861    Ira Goff Copley (10364) (b. 18 Nov 1821, d. 1900), son of James B. Copley (8805) and Rebecca Jane Marcum (8804); Boyd Co., Kentucky.

Daughter:                           24 Oct 1862    Geneva Copley (10479); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                            16 Jul 1864    Laura Belle Copley (13001)

Son:                                  22 Aug 1866    Silas D. Copley (13002); West Virginia.

Death:                       after __ ___ 1910


 F          Molly Smith (5164)

Name-Var:                                                Polly

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Birth:                                  13 Oct 1842    Wayne Co., Virginia.


 M         Samuel Smith (5154)

Name-Var:                                                Samuel Damron

Birth:                                    6 Jan 1844    Virginia.

Marriage:                             8 Mar 1866    Demaris F. Raines (12805) (b. circa 1843,          ), daughter of John Raines (35476) and Cynthia (--?--) (35477); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1867    Sarah Smith (35478); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1869    John Smith (35479); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1871    Joseph Smith (35480); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Marriage:                           24 Mar 1874    Mary Hammonds (12806) (b. circa 1856,          ), daughter of John Hammonds (35481); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (This marriage requires verification).

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1876    Amanda Smith (35482)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1878    Edward Edmond Smith (35483)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1880    James S. Smith (35484)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1883    Rachel Smith (35485)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1885    Delphia Smith (35486)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1889    Lina Smith (35487)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1894    Thomas Smith (35488)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1898    Marvin Smith (35489)

Death:                                 9 Aug 1919    Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 F          Rachel Smith (5165)

Name-Var:                                                Rachel Damron

Name-Marr:                                               Copley

Birth:                                   4 Sep 1845    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                           __ ___ 1865    Stanley Copley (24237) (b. circa 1844,          ), son of James D. Copley (24238) and Mary Chafin (24239); Lawrence Co., Kentucky.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1866    Margaret Copley (35490); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1868    Moses D. Copley (35491)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1869    Oliver Copley (35492)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1871    Thomas Copley (35493)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1873    Samuel Copley (35494)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1876    Sallie Copley (35495)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1877    Serilda Copley (35496)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1883    James D. Copley (35497)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1886    Joshua Copley (35498)

Child:                        circa __ ___ 1889    Radical Copley (35499)

Death:                               30 May 1910


 M         James Smith (5155)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Birth:                                   3 Feb 1847    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Death:            between 1861 and 1865


 F          Elizabeth Smith (10417)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Birth:                                 14 Nov 1848    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Name-Marr:                       __ ___ 1865    Burk

Marriage:                           __ ___ 1865    James Burk (35500); Lawrence Co., Kentucky.

Name-Marr:                          4 Oct 1869    Crawford

Marriage:                             4 Oct 1869    Charles G. Crawford (35501); Scioto Co., Ohio.

Name-Marr:                       __ ___ ____    Gaines

Death:                                30 Jun 1888    Scioto Co., Ohio.


 F          Mary Smith (10418)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Mary Damron

Birth:                                  12 Jan 1850    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Name-Marr:                           8 Jul 1870    Stephenson

Marriage:                              8 Jul 1870    Absolum Stephenson (35502) (b. circa 1852,          ), son of Ben Stephenson (40033) and Mornin Lowe (40034); Wayne Co., West Virginia  (Mary appears listed as Mary Damron).


 M         Moses Smith (12996)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Mose Damron Smith

Birth:                                 10 Nov 1851    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Birth:                                 10 Nov 1852

Marr Unk:                          __ ___ ____    Emaline Terry (20325), daughter of Friend Terry (45040) and Emily Rowe (45041)  (It is uncertain that a marriage actually took place).

Son:                                   __ Mar 1870    Joshua Terry (45000)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1874    Sarah Terry (45001); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1875    Serilda Copley (35503) (b. circa 1859,          ), daughter of James D. Copley (24238) and Mary Chafin (24239)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1876    Stanley Smith (35504)

Son:                                  13 Aug 1876    James S. Terry (45002)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1878    Amanda Smith (45012)

Divorce:                            __ ___ ____    Serilda Copley (35503) (b. circa 1859,          ), daughter of James D. Copley (24238) and Mary Chafin (24239)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1879    Dycey Terry (45003)

Marriage:                          30 May 1879    Amanda F. Porter (24240) (b. Sep 1856, d. 1 Aug 1921), daughter of Samuel Porter (45013) and Rebecca (--?--) (45014); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Daughter:                          21 Mar 1880    Sara J. Smith (45015)

Daughter:                          21 Feb 1882    Rebecca Smith (45016)

Son:                                  15 Sep 1884    Samuel Smith (45018)

Son:                                   15 Apr 1886    Henry Smith (45019)

Daughter:                          26 May 1888    Mahala Smith (45020)

Daughter:                            1 May 1890    Isabelle Smith (45022)

Son:                                   31 Mar 1892    Ira J. Smith (45023)

Son:                                   13 Oct 1894    Harvey Smith (45025)

Daughter:                            4 Dec 1898    Flora May Smith (24241)

Daughter:                          25 Dec 1899    Martha Smith (45026)

Death:                                12 Oct 1938    Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Death:                               12 Dec 1938    Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Burial:                       after 12 Dec 1938    S. D. Copley Cemetery off coal haul road between Missouri Branch & McComas Creek, Wayne Co., West Virginia.


 M         Rev. Joshua F. Damron (11063)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Smith

Birth:                                 24 Nov 1853    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                          24 Dec 1874    Margaret Frances Stevens (11064) (b. 20 Dec 1853, d. 22 Jun 1931), daughter of Henry Stevens (28208) and Sarah Martin (28209); Boyd Co., Kentucky.

Daughter:                           14 Jan 1876    Sarah J. Damron (12066); Kentucky.

Son:                                  24 Sep 1877    Henry Thomas Damron (12068)

Daughter:                             7 Jun 1879    Laura Francis Damron (12069); Kentucky.

Son:                                      6 Jul 1881    Samuel G. Damron (12071); Kentucky.

Son:                                     7 Oct 1883    Silas W. Damron (12072)

Son:                                     1 Mar 1886    Floyd Damron Sr. (11065); Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., Kentucky.

Son:                                   15 Oct 1887    Lonzo Damron (12073); Kentucky.

Son:                                  14 Sep 1889    James J. Damron (11071); Kentucky.

Daughter:                          22 Mar 1892    Mary Ann Damron (12074); Kentucky.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1895    Attie Damron (11072); Kentucky.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1895    Caddie Damron (24242); Kentucky.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1912    Bermon Damron (12956); Kentucky.

Death:                                 7 Apr 1942    Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., Kentucky.

Burial:                         after 7 Apr 1942    Stevens (Marcum) Cemetery, Cannonsberg Road, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., Kentucky.


 M         Thomas Smith (12997)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Birth:                                  20 Oct 1855    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1875    Caroline Nelson (35505) (b. 1856,          ), daughter of Gabriel Nelson (35506) and Mary Ann Smith (35507)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1876    Pink Smith (35508)

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1878    Rachel Smith (35509)

Son:                                                          Tommy Smith (35510)

Son:                                                          Logan Smith (35511)

Son:                                                          Sam Smith (35512)

Daughter:                                                  Barbara Smith (35513)


 F          Lydia Smith (12998)

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Damron

Birth:                                   7 Nov 1858    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1878    Edward Damron (35515)

Name-Marr:                       10 Mar 1889    Haney

Marriage:                           10 Mar 1889    Sampson Haney (47058) (b. 16 Nov 1864, d. 25 Sep 1945); Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Son:                                    2 Dec 1889    William Haney (47061)

Daughter:                            31 Jul 1896    Minnie Haney (47060)

Son:                                    2 May 1898    Owen Haney (47059)

Death:                                11 Jan 1907

Burial:                       after 11 Jan 1907    S. D. Copley Cemetery off coal haul road between Missouri Branch & McComas Creek, Wayne Co., West Virginia.

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    (--?--) Damron (35514)


 M         Silas Damron (12999)

Birth:                                 28 Feb 1862    Wayne Co., Virginia.

Marriage:                           21 Jun 1885    Louisiana McCoy (35516) (b. circa 1863,          ), daughter of Louis McCoy (35517) and Elizabeth (--?--) (35518); Wayne Co., West Virginia.





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