The formation of Boone County

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This article is one of the many articles out of the Boone County West Virginia History Book originally published in 1990 by the Boone County Genealogical Society. It is the petition that was originally filed to form Boone County.

To the Honorable, the members of the Senate and House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia. The Petition of Sundry citizens of the counties of Kanawha, Cabell, Logan (and Fayette was crossed out) for a new county composed of Parts of the aforesaid counties, the Court House to be located at or near the mouth of Spruce Fork of the little Coal River and bounded as follows (To Wit) Beginning at the mouth of Cobbs Creek (a branch of little Coal River) and running with the ridge on the upper side of said creek, to the dividing ridge between said creek and mud waters; thence, with said divide to the Head of Horse Creek and the Laurel fork of mud; thence, taking the ridge between said Laurel fork and the Sugartree fork, to the mouth of the Laurel fork; thence, crossing the main fork of mud a straight line to the top of the dividing ridge between the Head of ugly and mud waters; thence, with said ridge to the Head of the grassy fork of ugly, and the same to main ugly; thence, a strait line {crossing ugly and big creek) so as to include William Martins on Big Creek; thence, up a branch to the top of the divide between Godby’s fork and the middle fork, and with said divide to the head of Varmintters branch, and with the ridge above said branch to Hewits Creek; so as to include O. Bias sen.; thence, a strait line to the Point ridge above the mouth of Laurel on spruce fork and with said ridge, to the head of Laurel; thence, with the divide between the waters of Guyan River and little Coal to the divide between the Marsh fork of Big Coal and little Coal and with divide, to the mouth of the Marsh fork and up the mountain to the forks of the dividing ridge down to the Head of Bull Creek and with the ridge below Bull creek to Big Coal River and clown said River to the mouth of fork creek thence taking the point below said creek to the head of Dick’s creek and thence, with said creek to the little coal River and down said River to the Beginning. And as in duty bound your memorialists will ever pray. (Signed by the following persons whose names have been alphabetized)

Bud Adkins, Harmon Adkins, Harrison Adkins, Hiram Adkins, lsom Adkins, Lewis Adkins, Wilson Adkins, Albert Allen, Amos Alstearl, John Anderson

Anderson Barker, Isaac Barker, James Barker, James Barker, James B. Barker, John Barker, Joseph Barker, William W. Barker, William Cook, Floid Cooke, Isaac Cooke, Jacob Cooke, James Cooke, John Cooke Jr., John Cooke Sr, Mitchel Cooke, Robinson Cooke, Thomas Cooke, William Cooper,

Shearwood Flstep, Clay Farley, George Ferrel, George Ferrell, Jackson Ferrell, Leonard Farrell, William Ferrel, Green Fips, H.G. Fips, John Fins, Daniel Fry, Isaac Fry, John Frye, James Galaspy, Theophilas Galaspy,

Benjamin Jarrell, Daniel Jarrell, Elijah Jarrell, Eligy Jerrell, Gar» land Jarrell, George Jarrell, John Jarrell Sr., William Jarrell, Lemuel Jarrette, Thomas Jarrette, William Jarrette, Bird L. Jeffrey, William Jeffrey, William Jeffrey,

Isaac Snodgrass, Martin Suedgrass, Martin Snodgrass Sr., Robert Snodgmss, Robertson Spurlock, Charles Spullock, John Spurlock, G.P. Stewart., Calvary Stollings, Dryden B, Stollings, Nelson Stollings, William Scone, William H. Vance,

There are many other names on this petitions. The list is too long to print here. If you would like to see all of the names or learn more about any of the individuals mentioned, you are welcome to attend the meetings of the Boone County Genealogical Society. They meet the first Thursday of every month in the Boone Madison Public Library at 7:30 pm. The Boone Madison Public Library is located at 375 Main Street. Their hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 4:50 p.m., Monday – Saturday, except on Thursday. Thursday, during the months of July and August, the library is open 11 a.m. – 6:50 p.m. There is whole section dedicated to genealogy.

Also, the Boone County West Virginia History Book has been reprinted. The cost is $75. It is approximately 345 pages, softbound, spiral bound.

If you are a member of the Boone County Genealogical Society a DVD can be purchased with a pdf and Word version files. There are limited editions and the cost is $30.

Order yours at Boone County Genealogical Society (BCGS), P.O. Box 306 Madison, WV 25130

You may also stop in at the Boone Madison Public Library to purchase a book.

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