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Hi! Welcome to my Genealogy Page. I apologize that my email was dead for so long however I have been soooo busy with graduating and starting college and working. I havne't had much time for this stuff. BUT I AM BACK! heading to the library monday! so please email the updated addy! I am currently researching my mothers side of the family. Alot of people are suprised that I enjoy this since I am only 17 years old. Family has always been important to us and now so is our history. Most of my family was from Ritchie County, West Virginia.(used to be Virginia) These surnames are: Cottrill(Cottrell), The Cottrells are thought to have once been Cockeral. Hartleben (Hardleben) They originated from Bavaria and Prussia Germany around 1830. This is where the trail stopped I have been unable to locate them in Germany. Robert Hartleben was married to Maria Diederika Roessler. (I am desperate for any info on them!!) Other surnames include:Jones,Colvin,Simpson(Enoch Jackson Simpson came to Washington County, Ohio from Kentucky) Porterfield, Heaton, McGregor, and Wells(Begining with 3 brothers, Levi, Abraham, and ?, coming from Wales to Ritchie County, W.V. They opened a successful Mill and were VERY wealthy and well know. If any of this sounds familiar PLEASE look through my page and let me know if you have any information or connections!!
GOOD-LUCK fellow Genealogists!!!
Amanda

Amanda's Family Tree
Updated September 5, 2000

Amanda Donn Ratliff
321 Nutter Ave. #74
Belpre, Ohio 45714
United States
7202
mander@wirefire.com

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