Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County
The Genealogy Group of Pocahontas
County was formed in 2004. Our primary goals are to help families who
ancestors come from this region to locate records, and make family
connections. Our members are available to do look-ups at the courthouse
and other research.
Nestled among the chestnut oaks and giant laurels in Pocahontas
County are over 300 cemeteries. Some are sprawling in plain view and used
even today while others are remote family plots that have been closed to
burials for many years but nonetheless, have tombstones of early settlers
and ancestors. We see a time when many of these cemeteries will be lost
to future generations and the electronic record will be the only sign
they were ever present.
YOU CAN HELP! If you know someone with property that includes an old cemetery,
we ask that you notify us so we can perform a tombstone transcription. If
you know where there is a cemetery on private land, please contact our
email address here.
McNeel Cemetery -
versions of the Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County cemetery inventories
can also be found.
CLICK HERE for Complete Listing
can be purchased at The Pocahontas Times in Marlinton, WV or by
contacting the group by EMAIL
Meetings: The Genealogy Group of Pocahontas
County meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, excluding winter months.
Please check the time/place in The Pocahontas Times newspaper.
The Pocahontas County Historical Society maintains many genealogy
files in the Heritage Room of the McClintic Library in Marlinton, WV.
You can examine microfilm files of birth records from 1854 - 1896 as well
as death records from 1871 - 1899. Printed materials include: Price's
"Sketches of Pocahontas County", Pocahontas County History book
1981, early Virginia history, Hill obituary project, individual sir name
vertical files as well as rare and unique books.
304-799-6000 for Heritage Room Information and Hours
Library is located at 500 8th Street in Marlinton, West Virginia
Ewing Memorial Marker Dedication
Members of the Genealogy Group worked with Ewing Family members to
place a Memorial Marker honoring their ancestor, Pioneer James Ewing. The
stone marker was erected on the high ground at Marlinton's Mountain View
Cemetery in September 2014.
Attendees at the James Ewing Memorial Dedication included (l-r):
former Marlinton Mayor Dennis Driscoll, Gail Hyer, Marlinton Mayor Joe
Smith, Larry Ewing, Roger Orndorff, Bill McNeel, Ann Adele Lloyd, Jan
Orndorff and Lanty McNeel.