Category Archives: Lincoln

George Washington Smith

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: SMITH, George Washington
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Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
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September 23, 1999
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia: Ed Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH is a school
teacher in Lincoln county in which county he has taught thirteen years,
reading all literature which tends to qualify him for his profession. he is
eminently successful, and in each district would be heartily welcome. He is a
native of Lawrence county, Ohio, born December 1, 1855. He came to Lincoln
county in 1868 with his parents, Thomas and Rachael (Ullom) Smith. Two
brothers of Mr. Smith were in the late war, in the Federal army, one of whom
served three years. Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia is the postoffice
address of G. W. Smith.

Harrison Floyd Chambers

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: CHAMBERS, Harrison Floyd
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Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
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September 17, 1999
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock. 1974

HARRISON FLOYD CHAMBERS–born in Logan
county West Virginia, March 6, 1832, is a son of James and Elizabeth (Cole)
Chambers. In Logan county, December 6, 1855, Harrison F. Chambers was united
in the holy bonds of wedlock with Araminta daughter of William and Mary Ann
(McNeally) Burgess. She was born in Logan county, August 5, 1837, and she is
the mother of twelve children all but two living. They were born as follows:
Millard Whitten, October 8, 1856, Elizabeth Ann, February 18, 1859; James
Wise, March 21, 1861; Mary Melinda, November 27, 1862; William Lewis, April
13, 1865; Martha Alice, July 25, 1867; John Lee, June 2, 1869; Minerva May,
August 16, 1872; died September 8, 1873; Georgia Cora, February 16, 1875;
Albert Sidney, May 13, 1878; Lulie Bell, April 24, 1880. The children are all
living at home with the exception of Elizabeth, who resides in Logan county.
H. F. Chambers was constable of Logan county before he settled in Lincoln
county, in 1883. he had two brothers in the late war; one ranked as captain
in the Confederate army, and the other served as private in the same army.
Mrs. Chambers had two brothers in the Federal army, both killed, and one on
the Confederate side, who returned home safe. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers owns 200
acres of good farming land on Scary creek, seven miles from Hamlin and 8
miles from Griffithsville. The land is well improved, good trees, and a
portion of the land heavily timbered with poplar, oak and walnut; coal and
iron are found in abundance. Address Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.