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The Melvin Kirk Family Cemetery, which I visited on May 25, 2015, is located on Piney at West Fork of Big Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia.
James Edward Kirk (15 January 1965-02 March 2008)
Jimmy C. Kirk (19 August 1938-20 July 1966); s/o Musco and Sallie (Workman) Kirk; SP4 US ARMY
Musco Kirk (13 October 1901-13 March 1984); son of Melvin and Susan (Thompson) Kirk
Sallie Kirk (09 April 1911-06 December 1990); d/o Fletcher and Rachel (Messer) Workman; m. Musco Kirk
Infant Williams (09 April 1951-09 April 1951); d/o Henry and M. Iris (Kirk) Williams
Jack Kirk (1926-1927); son of Pat and Eva (Brumfield) Kirk
Phillip Ray Kirk (1941-1948); d/o Shelby and Hollie M. (Justice) Kirk
Dola Kirk (1914-1915); d/o Pat and Eva (Brumfield) Kirk
Elsa Kirk (1916-1917); d/o Pat and Eva (Brumfield) Kirk
Michael Lawrence Kirk (24 June 1940-10 April 1960); s/o Lawrence and Mima (Gore) Kirk
Mima Gore Kirk (02 February 1920-29 March 2009); d/o Joseph A. and Flora M. (Dingess) Gore; m. Lawrence Kirk
Lawrence Kirk (17 July 1918-07 May 2011); s/o Pat and Eva (Brumfield) Kirk
Albert J. Kirk (28 November 1898-07 September 1960); son of Melvin and Susan (Thompson) Kirk
Thomas Kirk (1937-1938); s/o Albert and Pearl (Kirk) Kirk
Harry L. Kirk (01 January 1944-08 March 1944); s/o Albert and Pearl (Kirk) Kirk
Sharon Kirk (01 January 1944-08 January 1944); d/o Albert and Pearl (Kirk) Kirk
David Kirk (29 November 1946-02 December 1946); s/o Albert and Pearl (Kirk) Kirk
Dortha Kirk (1920-1992); d/o Ben T. and Hattie Alice (Headley) Kirk; m. Melvin Kirk, Jr.
Melvin Kirk, Jr. (1910-1974); s/o Melvin and Susan (Thompson) Kirk
Dora D. Workman (10 August 1912-21 January 1916); d/o William and Minnie B. (Thompson) Workman
Mary Kirk (06 March 1975-06 March 1975)
gap between graves
Kenneth Morris Neri (07 July 1927-24 January 2004); US ARMY TSGT US AIR FORCE WWII KOREA
Susie Neri (1940-still alive); d/o Melvin and Dortha (Taylor) Kirk, Jr.
Teresa M. Kirk (20 January 1954-still alive)
Manuel Kirk (28 February 1938-
Helen J. Kirk (22 May 1945-17 August 2008)
Clarence Kirk (03 December 1936-03 December 1936); s/o Melvin and Dortha (Taylor) Kirk, Jr.
Melvin Kirk (18 February 1862-25 February 1911); s/o Thomas and Elizabeth (Maynard) Kirk
Susan Kirk Farris (15 June 1867-08 May 1953); d/o Patton and Delanie (Tomblin) Thompson; m1. Melvin Kirk; m2. Hugh Farris
Hugh Farris (15 May 1885-12 May 1952); s/o William and Elizabeth A. (Conley) Farris
French McCann (30 June 1913-26 September 1931); s/o William T. and Ida (Kirk) McCann
Fannie McCann (13 January 1916-08 November 1918); d/o William T. and Ida (Kirk) McCann
William T. McCann (20 December 1882-14 January 1929); s/o Kerrick and Elizabeth (Dalton) McCann
William T. McCann, Jr. (29 May 1921-30 July 1998); s/o William T. and Ida (Kirk) McCann
Edwin Drury McCann (26 January 1935-28 January 1935)
gap in graves
Dorothy Ann Gore (1961-1983)
Kimber Nicole Workman (October 1991)
Baylee Danielle Workman (13 November 2004-13 November 2004)
Kaleb James Workman (27 March 2010-09 November 2010)
Matilda “Mattie” Vance Workman (21 December 1873-XXX); d/o Addison and Theresa (Ross) Vance; m. Robert Workman
Robert Workman (February 1861-12 May 1922); s/o William M. and Mary J. (Thompson) Workman
Rosco Kirk (03 March 1935-
Ema Jean Kirk (09 March 1934-02 September 1992); d/o William E. and Lula (Vance) Fowler; m. Rosco Kirk
Tammy Browning (14 June 1961-20 October 2014); d/o Rosco and Ema Jean (Fowler) Kirk
22nd Virginia Infantry, Almeda Cook, Annie Cook, Appalachia, Confederate Army, David H. Cook, Elizabeth Cook, Florence Cook, genealogy, Giles County, Henry H. Hardesty, history, James H. Cook, John R. Cook, Joseph L. Cook, Mary E. Cook, Missionary Baptist Church, Nancy Cook, Oceana, preacher, R.A. Brock, Robinson Cook, U.S. South, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, West Virginia, Wyoming County
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for James H. Cook, who resided at Oceana, West Virginia:
Is a son of Robinson and Nancy Cook, both natives of Giles county, Va.; the father was born Feb. 7, 1812; both parents now reside in Wyoming county, W. Va. Their son, James H. Cook, the subject of this sketch, was born Aug. 11, 1835, in Logan county, W.Va. He was united in matrimony to Elizabeth Cooper, Dec. 25, 1855, in Wyoming county, W.Va. His wife was born in Giles county, Va., Feb. 3, 1842. Their children have the following records. David H., born Feb. 21, 1857, now married; Almeda, born March 25, 1859, now married; Joseph L., born June 6, 1864; Mary E., born June 30, 1866; Florence, born Aug. 21, 1868; Annie, born Aug. 15, 1870; John R., born April 3, 1879; the last five live with their parents. Mr. James H. Cook enlisted in Co. I, 22d Va. infantry, C.S.A., and served from 1862 for 12 months, having espoused the cause of his native State. In 1868 he was received into the fellowship of the Missionary Baptist Church, and was a most devoutly pious and consistent Christian, always zealous in all Church and Sunday School work. In 1872 he entered the ministry of that church, and ever since has labored in the spread of the Gospel. As a minister he is greatly beloved by all who know him, having been the instrument in the hands of the Master by whom many have been turned to righteousness. He resides in Oceana, Wyoming county, W.Va., with his family, and by his earnest precepts as well as conscientious example is accomplishing great good in the cause of Christ. He spends his leisure hours during the week, when not engaged in preaching at his appointments, in attending to his farm.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 826-827.
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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Jacob Cook, who resided at Oceana, West Virginia:
Son of Jacob and Linda (Chambers) Cook, was born Aug. 5, 1860, in Wyoming county, W.Va. His parents are now living in this county at very advanced ages, the father born May 21, 1814, and the mother July 19, 1819. Jacob Cook was married Feb. 19, 1885, Miss Amanda E. Lester becoming his wife. The result of this union has been: Araminta M., born Jan. 4, 1885; Inez V., born May 17, 1886; and Laura M., born June 29, 1889. Mrs. Cook’s father, Mathew J. Lester, was born June 10, 1846, and her mother, Araminta Lester, was born in Pike county, Ky., Jan. 1, 1844, both now residing in Wyoming county. Mr. Cook is a farmer, and his post office address is Oceana, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 826.
This history of early life in Logan County, West Virginia, was written by Howard and Daisy Adams. Howard (1906-1976) and Daisy (b.1915) were children of Major and Belle Dora Adams of Trace Fork of Harts Creek. Titled “The life of pioneers during the latter half of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the 19th century” and written in the late 1960s or early 1970s, their history marks the only known attempt by local people to reconstruct the story of pioneer life. This poem, dedicated to their father, appears at the end of the history. It is dated March 15, 1946.
There by the road stands our dear old home
Where once we did dwell.
With Mother and Dad we would roam
O’er our homestead we loved so well.
We would sit by the fire on a winter night
Talking happy and gay.
Sometimes Dad would read while the fire burns bright,
The Bible, and then, he would pray
That God would watch over his loved ones dear
And our neighbors all around.
We would feel God’s presence near
As we knelt in that circle round.
Mother was a favorite of us all.
Dad loved her very dear.
We did love to hear her call
When the evening time was near.
She could soothe away our worries and frowns
And make us want to smile.
Oh, how I wish we could now sit down
With Mother and Dad for a while.
On January tenth, nineteen and thirty-nine,
I shall never forget that day,
God called our mother, leaving us behind
To worry along on life’s way.
God needed another angel fair
To live in His heavenly domain,
So He took our mother, with her love so rare,
To dwell in that home of fame.
We sure loved our dear old dad,
Though he ruled us with a vim.
He was the best friend we ever had
And we thought the world of him.
I shall never forget that Saturday night,
As the clock was striking nine,
As we sat around the fireside bright
Dad left us behind.
It was on December 16, 1944,
While our friends were standing around,
We had done all we could and could do no more.
The Death Angel of the Lord came down.
He took the breath from our darling dad,
And Dad will suffer no more,
But our hearts will always be lonesome and sad
Until we meet on that golden shore.
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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Charles F. Cook, who resided at Oceana, West Virginia:
Was born in Wyoming county, Jan. 3, 1843; was married to Lucinda O’Neal in Raleigh county, Nov. 12, 1868; their union has been blessed with nine children, eight of whom are at the present time residing with their parents: Edgar, Anna Laurie (died when three years old), Charles W., Nannie G., Marshall, Addie P., Perry C., George W., and Alice L. His father, John Cook, was born in Wyoming county, W.Va., June 20, 1818, and died there May 25, 1887. Mary A. Jarrell was born in Boone county, W.Va., March 8, 1818, and died in Wyoming county, March 10, 1873; they were married May 5, 1831. Mr. Cook owns a beautiful home, situated on Huff’s Creek, Wyoming county; he also has other estates, consisting of extensive coal and timber lands. He is descended from one of the oldest and best families of that county; is a man of high moral character, and has the esteem of all who know him. His post office address is Oceana, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 825-826.