Biographies of
West Virginia Statehood Leaders

Biographies of West Virginia statehood leaders were prepared by Marshall University Humanities Program graduate students enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Historical Studies” class at Marshall University’s South Charleston campus.

Wesley A. Kuemmel
Kelly L. Pruett
Carolyn S. Quinlan
Andrew J. Wood


John Atkinson
John Barns
Gordon Battelle
John Boggs
Arthur Boreman
William Boreman
Lot Bowen
Richard Brooks
James Brown
John J. Brown
William Brumfield
John S. Burdett
Elbert Caldwell
John Carlile
James Carskadon
Thomas Carskadon
James Cassady
Henry Chapman
Richard Cook
Samuel Crane
William Crane
Lemuel Davidson
John Davis
Henry Dering
John Dille
Abijah Dolly
Daniel Dorsey
Owen Downey
James Evans
Daniel Farnsworth
Richard Fast
Solomon Fleming
Andrew Flesher
Daniel Frost
David Gibson
Joseph Gist
Samuel Griffith
Ephraim Hall
John Hall
Robert Hagar
Presley Hale
Stephen Hansley
George Harrison
Thomas Harrison
John Hawxhurst
Hiram Haymond
James Hervey
Johanis Hoback
Chester Hubbard
Joseph Hubbs
Daniel Johnson
Leroy Kramer
Albert Laidley
Daniel Lamb
Thomas Logan
Edward Mahon
Andrew Mann
Reuben Martin
John McCutcheon
John Michael
Dudley Montague
John Moss
Henry Newman
Emmet O’Brien
Granville Parker
James Parsons
Solomon Parsons
James Paxton
Francis Pierpont
David Pinnell
Daniel Polsley
Joseph Pomeroy
George Porter
William Price
Andrew Ritchie
Thomas Roberts
Job Robinson
Andrew Ross
Lewis Ruffner
Edward Ryan
James Scott
George Sheets
John Shuttleworth
Josiah Simmons
Harmon Sinsel
Greenbury Slack
Benjamin Smith
Fontaine Smith
John L. Smith
Joseph Snider
Abraham Soper
Benjamin Stephenson
William Stevenson
Benjamin Stewart
Chapman Stuart
Chapman S. Stuart
Nathan Taft
Campbell Tarr
Gustavus Taylor
Moses Tichenell
Samuel Todd
Thomas Trainer
Peter Van Winkle
John Vance
Charles Waggener
James Watson
James West
Lewis Wetzel
Joseph Wheat
Andrew Wilson
Archibald Wilson
Henry Withers
James Williamson
James W. Williamson


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