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Conaway Family Genealogy

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Collection Number: A&M.0308
Overview Sketch of the Conaway Family, compiled by Orrin Bryte Conaway in 1951. Including the Fleming line of Marion County, Thomas Inghram, and the Ankrom, Dew, Ruffner, William Morris, and Robert Morris families. Material covers the years 1612-1951.

Henry Ruffner (1790-1861) and William Henry (1824-1908) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1942
Overview Pamphlets include Henry Ruffner's antislavery pamphlet, 1847, and his Union speech, 1856. Subjects of the manuscripts and correspondence include family history; travel; Kanawha Salt Works; schools in Virginia and Kanawha County; Lane Seminary Library; Presbyterian Church; slavery, coal, gas, iron, and timber; Johns Hopkins, Washington and Lee, Harvard, Hobart, Cornell, and Hampden-Sydney colleges; Greenbrier County; Alabama; election of 1904; University of Virginia; Kanawha Valley floods;...

Kanawha County Court Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1961
Scope and Contents Photostat copies of the wills of David Ruffner (1835); Andrew Donnally (1840); Joel Shrewsbury (1858); and Henry Ruffner (1861). Also, the order of appointment of the appraisers of the John J. Cabell estate, 1834, and inventory and appraisement, 1835. Copies made from the Kanawha County Will Books in the Kanawha County Courthouse, Charleston, W. Va. Added 1968 Apr 22: Five deeds (Photostat copies) from Kanawha County deed books for Charles Brown with William Cathy, 1808 Nov 14;...

Lewis (1778-1843) and George W. (1804-1868) Summers Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1791
Overview Papers of Lewis Summers, a lawyer, businessman, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1817-1818, delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830, and his brother George W., a lawyer in Charleston, a judge, a member of the House of Delegates, 1830-1832, 1834-1836, the U.S. House of Representatives, 1841-1845, a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850, candidate for governor in 1851, member of the 1861 Peace Convention, and delegate to the Richmond Secession...

Lewis Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0551
Overview Personal and business papers of the Lewis family, mainly of John D. (1800-1882), Charles C., Sr. (b.1839), and Charles C., Jr. (b.1865), of Kanawha County. For the period 1825-1875 there are papers of various members of the Ruffner, Dickinson, and Wilson families of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. The business papers relate to farming operations, the purchase and sale of slaves, salt manufacturing and trade, the Old Sweet Springs Company, coal, iron, oil,...

Minnie McWhorter, Compiler, Genealogies

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Collection Number: A&M.0928
Overview Family genealogies in this collection include: Alderson, Alkire, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ball, Barnes, Barnet, Bartlett, Bassel, Benedum, Bennett, Blake, Bonnett, Boughman, Brake, Burr, Bush, Carber, Carpenter, Carroll, Casto, Champe, Cheuvront, Chrislip, Cookman, Coplin, Corder, Couch, Cummins, Cunningham, Curry, Custis, Cutright, Davidson, Davis, Donnally, Douglass, Dyer, Eagan, Eastwood, Fairbank, Farnsworth, Fell, Flesher, Gaston, Gates, Girty, Goff, Goodloe, Hacker, Hagerman, Hall,...

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...

Ruffner Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1744
Overview Letters and copies of eight letters, 1813-1841; pages 5-10 from Kanawha Salines general merchandise account book, 6-9 March 1827; three manuscript volumes by Henry Ruffner: "Notes on a Tour to the West" and "An Expedition to the North," 1815, and "An Account of Amounts Paid to Rev. Nath'l W. Calhoon," 1826-1834; and "Subscription for Church, 1836-1842," by David Ruffner. There is also a printed brief involving Ruffner-Donnally estates, 1875, and information on the Shackelford family.

Ruffner R. Payne, Collector, Genealogical Materials

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Collection Number: A&M.1914
Overview Collection is chiefly composed of genealogical materials compiled by Ruffner R. Payne. It contains various types of genealogical information for different West Virginia families from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Documents include charts, notes, letters, certificates, pamphlets, narrative histories, and legal documents, and date from 1805 to 1943. Materials are loosely arranged in alphabetical order by family name and vary in number and format for each family. Families for whom...

Wilson-Lewis Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2135
Overview Papers relating to the Wilson, Lewis, and Ruffner families of Prince Edward County, Virginia, Kanawha County, [West] Virginia, St. Charles County, Missouri, and Fairfield County, Ohio. Correspondence between Nathaniel V. Wilson and Dr. Goodridge Wilson, concerning land purchases, preparation for the settlement of the family, care of livestock, employment of slaves, salt making and marketing, and the market price of salt. Other members of the family migrated to St. Charles County, Missouri, and...

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