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Garnes Family of Jackson County WV, info about Angerona, and more

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Garnes Family of Jackson County WV, info about Angerona, and more

Amber Garnes (View posts)
Posted: 18 Mar 2003 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
If anyone is needing any info or can provide me with info I would appreciate it.

I am married into the Garnes Family in Jackson County WV. I am married directly into the line that lived out at Foster Ridge in Jackson Co, on the border of Mason. At the time Mason and Jackson were one county. My husband is Ricky Garnes, my late FIL is Burton Maywood Garnes, his father was Robert Garnes and thats all I know as far as names go.

I do know that his family lived out at Foster Ridge because his Great Grandfather left the family because of a dispute. I am assuming it had something to do with the Civil War. This is what I was told anyways, by older inlaws. My husbands Great Grandfather married an American indian lady and they reportedly lived in a cave. She died, and was buried in an unmarked grave. He never told where she is.

There are two Garnes families in Jackson County. The "Evans" Garnes', and the "Kenna" Garnes. The Kenna Garnes' live where "Garnes Knob" was once located or round abouts in that area. The two sides of the family to this day do not communicate. I am married into the "Evans" Garnes, which is located about 10 miles away from the original Foster Ridge site.

To those who were looking about information about Angerona : Angerona (pronounced here Angeronie) is a Road, that is located in Evans WV. It reaches from one side of Evans WV, clear over to Foster Ridge. If you have information indicating that Garnes once lived on Angerona Road, it is probably because of the Foster Ridge, Grass Lick connection. They all intertwine. You can reach Foster, via Angerona, and Grass Lick via Foster. (Confused yet??? LOL)

From what I have been told, the triplet brothers had a dispute, so two came out this way and settled while the other stayed in the Kenna area. From what is suspected in the older members of the family (an older Garnes brother who is in his late 70's, my husbands uncle) the dispute arose because of the Civil War.

My husband is a direct descendant of the Jackson County Garnes Family...we just aren't sure how! I have no names past Robert Garnes, my husbands grandfather, because his father, Burton Maywood, passed away 2 years ago. I do know that his grandmother's name was Ivy Belle. She and his grandfather, and his father, and various aunts, uncles, cousins, etc, are buried in the Garnes Family Cemetary out on Foster Ridge, at the Chapel.

Hope this helps some..if anyone can tell me the Great Grandfathers name it would be appreciated!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Amber Garnes 18 Mar 2003 5:36PM GMT 
Betty King 1 Sep 2003 8:26PM GMT 
busyreadin 22 Oct 2012 7:16PM GMT 
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