Samuel A Bias

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
September 17, 1999

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia, New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1894. Rpt. in West
Virginia heritage encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock 1974

SAMUEL A BIAS is a son of Rolen S and
Sarah (Turner) Bias, who came from Virginia to Lincoln county in 1848. He was
born in Cabell county, West Virginia in 1852, came to Lincoln county with his
parents and in this county in 1877 he wedded Jerusha A. daughter of John M
and Matilda D. (McDonald) Dingess. To Mr. and Mrs. Bias two children have
been given; Fayaway, born April 10, 1878; Silas L., December 29, 1880. Mrs.
Bias was born in Logan county, West Virginia in 1852 and came to Lincoln
county with her parents in 1854. Rolen S Bias, father of Samuel A., served in
the late war in the 1st West Virginia Cavalry, Federal army; he was in the
battle of Gettysburg, was captured at Guyandotte, and held prisoner nine
months. Samuel A. Bias is a farmer and a dealer in lumber in Carroll
district, owning one hundred acres of fine land on Trace creek, one mile from
Hamlin, Lincoln county. There is, upon the farm, a small orchard of apple,
peach, pear, plum and cherry trees; the timber is pine, maple, ash and
hickory, and there is a vein of coal of superior quality upon the land. Mr.
Bias and his wife are members in good standing in the Methodist Episcopal
Church South. Samuel A Bias’ postofffice address is Hamlin, Lincoln county,
West Virginia.