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Melanie Pierson Rife Homepage

Updated September 5, 2000

Melanie Pierson Rife
Union County, NC 28110
United States
sewserious@trellis.net

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I am researching my husband's family of RIFE from Buchanon County, VA and TRUMAN, who were from mostly Nicholas County, WV. I am also researching my family which is PIERSON from Nicholas County, WV and MILLER from Fayette County, WV and also, Kanawha County, WV.



My maternal grandfather, Isaac Clarence MILLER was born in Knox County, KY in 1894 and I am trying to find out more about my great grandfather John Henry MILLER b. 05 Jan 1871 who came to Knox County from somewhere in Virgina in the mid-1800's(?). His wife's name was Sara Elizabeth BLACK and she was from Virginia. Her father was Isaac BLACK. They were married on 06 August 1889. When Isaac was about 20 years old they moved to Kanawha County WV to work in the coal mines. Would also like to have more information on Isaac BLACK.


I am looking for information on PIERSON in Nicholas County, WV. My great grandfather was Jonathan PIERSON and he was born about 1870. It is believed that his father's name was David. I haven't had much luck with this branch, so any help would be appreciated.
The other names I am researching, also from the above counties in WV, are JUSTICE(JUSTUS), BLANKENSHIP and WALKER and GRAY.

Although my search has just begun, if anyone thinks I may be of help, please contact me.

I will post a report of my family when I finish entering all the information I have on hand, so check back often to see if there is anything you can use.

I grew up in Fayette County, WV and would be glad to help anyone with their research in that area.

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