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Carrie Bias Hoffert (#47049892)
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I am a family researcher that concentrates primarily on the Bias-Byas-Byus family that began with James Byass/Byas c.a 1722 and his wife Elizabeth in Amherst County, Virginia. That was my dad's side of the family and I became enthralled with the research, the many many branches, and the variety of personalities that developed. The expansion of generations, geographic locations, and variety of achievements throughout time.

We have ministers, doctors, poloticians, farmers, railroad men, coal miners, thieves and even a couple of murders. But most of all, when we had the need, our men and women turned out in vast numbers to serve the nation.

Many of the males married multiple times and so some of the numbers of children were staggering.

I only wish I had started sooner so I could have shared all of this with my dad....he always tried to talk me into the task.....But then why would I want to spend all that time trying to find "dead people?"

Well that now I walk cemeteries in person and online. I chase records and distant cousins to expand the 26,000 data base I have for te descendants of James and Elizabeth (??) Byass/Byas of those early days in VA.

It is my passion!

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RE: Ethel Mae (Knight) Wood
You are welcome. My pleasure.
Added by FriendsofRiverView on Jul 21, 2015 2:47 PM
RE: Ethel Mae Wood
The only thing I could find is her brief obituary from The Oregonian, which has been added to her memorial.

You may either contact the funeral home or Riverview cemetery (they have historian on staff).

Hope this helps.
Added by FriendsofRiverView on Jul 20, 2015 1:20 PM
Betty Paulsen
Hello, I have been interested in family history since my youth because of an operation I had and then later in my teens and then more when I got married. Now that I am widowed I spend a lot of time trying to go through mounds of paper since this is all much easier to do than when I started. The reason for getting with you is that my line goes back to a Nancy Bias that married Samuel Mitchell and then to Rowland Bias and James Bias and Elizabeth Larkin. I have done a lot of research on them and have a file also, but maybe not as big as yours. I came across a story that I thought you might like to have. It was found in the Genealogy Notebooks of Guyanotte Valley, WV. If you can contact me at I can give you the story a lot eaiser than here. Then you can add it to the information. I don't know how familiar you are to Virginia and West Virginia but most of the earlier people went by nick names.
Hope to hear from you. Betty Paulsen
Added by Betty Paulsen on Jul 12, 2015 4:20 PM
Lorna T.
Mary Ann "Polly" North
Mary was only married once, her parents were Levi and Catherine Allen North.

I give John North so much credit as he gave me so much on the North and Maxwell families. It was so said that we lost him, I hope he is with all his ancestors he loved working on.

Lorna Allen Toti
Added by Lorna T. on Jul 08, 2015 7:25 PM
Lorna T.
Malcom G. Maxwell

Malcom G. Maxwell had a third wife. Mary Ann "Polly" North, they married 16 Oct 1856 in Perry County, Illinois. She was daughter of Levi North and Catherine Allen North.
They had possibly 5 children: Maria Jane, Solomon A., Sarah Hannah, Mary "Poll" and Margaret Ann.

Thank you for your time.

Lorna Allen Toti (#47160364)
Added by Lorna T. on Jul 06, 2015 3:36 PM
Ruth Harris
Hello I see that Henry Abrams married to Ruth Tannehill was your 4th great grandfather. His father is my 6th great grandfather.(Henry R Abraham) Your 4th great grandfather's brother Thomas (Basil) Andrew Abram (Abraham) is my 5th great grandfather. I love genealogy and I love meeting distant cousins. Nice to meet you. I have taken the Abram(s)/Abraham clear back to the 1600's if you ever want any information. Your 4th great grandfather was a very important man. It is only sad that he was shot and mistakenly killed by his son in law during a hunting trip that neither knew the other was out hunting. What a terrible way to die. Well I wish you a great day and a Happy 4th of July. God Bless.
Added by Ruth Harris on Jul 04, 2015 1:29 AM
Gathering Roots
Burwwell Bias
I have been ask to move Burwell Several times And I am not deleting I made Mine in 2013.I have again moved it back in Cemetery You Speak of They had a cemetery without name of town mentioned then two others were made with two different towns so Find A Grave merged those.This will be the last time I move Name on requests
Added by Gathering Roots on Jul 03, 2015 5:55 AM
Luv Big Red From IL
Malcolm G. Maxwell, Sr.
Tansfered him to you... I did only Put in the info. I had... Did not know of the other Mother... SO very SORRY... I do make mistakes...
Added by Luv Big Red From IL on Jul 01, 2015 12:26 PM
Luv Big Red From IL
Malcolm G. Maxwell, Sr.
Added by Luv Big Red From IL on Jul 01, 2015 12:24 PM
Sharing Bias info...
Hello Carrie, I am not related, however am contributor on findagrave and recently created a lot of memorials for McComas and Bias families. Wanted to let you know that Delbert Oscar Bias mem #69489538, is now linked to his parents' memorials. Although, I am trying to determine where they are buried. Saw your note with flowers and thought you might want to edit it, removing the information that is now in memorial. Might you know where his parents are buried perhaps? I don't like unknown burial locations. Any help would be appreciated.
Added by genieresearcher on May 03, 2015 6:28 AM
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