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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO

WEST VIRGINIA EDITION

EDITED BY A. B. CALDWELL

ORIGINAL EDITION

ILLUSTRATED

VOLUME VII

1923
A. B. CALDWELL PUBLISHING COMPANY
ATLANTA, GA.


PREFACE


    This collection of biographies of prominent Negro men and women of West Virginia is Volume VII. of the Biographical History of the American Negro. It does not include all the important men and women of the race in the State, but it does include many of the noblest and best. As the book deals largely with contemporary characters, we hardly expect everybody to agree with what has been written about everybody else. Those whose stories have been told doubtless have their faults. We have not sought for their faults, but have endeavored to emphasize those things which it is hoped may be helpful.

    The effort has been to make the work representative, dealing with the leaders in every honorable profession and line of work.

    The Editor, who is also the Publisher, is grateful for the cordial spirit of cooperation which made the volume possible. The present generation should find inspiration and encouragement in these stories, and it is believed the future historian will find them of value.

THE PUBLISHER


CONTENTS


ADAMS, ARTHUR S.
ANDERSON, CHARLES B.
ARTER, JARED M.
BAKER, ANDREW M.
BAMPFIELD, SAMUEL J.
BANKS, GEORGE A.
BARNETT, CONSTANTINE C.
BOLLING, EDWARD A.
BOULWARE, JAMES H.
BOYD, CHARLES W.
BRIDGEFORD, WILLIAM V.
BROWN, JOSEPH E.
BRYANT, ISAAC V.
BUTTS, JONATHAN S.
CAPEHART, HARRY J.
CAPEL, WILLIAM G.
CARTER, EMORY R.
COLEMAN, JAMES D.
COLSON, WALTER L.
CURTIS, AUSTIN W.
DREW, JAMES W.
ELLIS, JAMES M.
FAIRFAX, MATTHEW L.
FARRAR, LEONARD C.
FERGUSON, DANIEL L. JR.
FERGUSON, GURNETT E.
GAMBLE, HENRY F.
GOODWYN, ALFRED E.
GRANDISON, JOSEPH M.
GRANT, JOSEPH G.
GRIFFITH, JOHN L.
HARGROVE, HENRY C.
HARRIS, CORNELIUS N.
HARRISON, ROSCOE C.
HATTER, HAMILTON
HAYDEN, CURTIS T.
HEAD, HENRY CLAY
HEREFORD, JAMES E.
HILL, ISAAC
HILL, JAMES LEVI
HILL, REUBEN W.
HILL, TYLER E.
HODGES, CHARLES E.
HOLLEY, WI LLIAM A.
HOWARD, EDWARD
HOWARD, ROBERT J.
HUNTER, DAVID C.
JACKSON, JAMES A.
JACKSON, WILLIAM
JEFFERSON, JOHN R.
JEFFERSON, WILLIAM E.
JOHNSON, EDWARD T.
JOHNSON, LANGDON E.
JOHNSON, RICHARD P.
JONES, ROBERT L.
KENNEDY, ETHELBERT S.
KINGSLOW, HARRY E.
KYLE, DUNCAN H.
LAWRENCE, WM. C.
LEWIS, HULING H.
LOFTON, ELY L.
LOVE, JULIUS H.
MARSHALL, GEORGE N.
MEADOWS, ROBERT D. W.
MITCHELL, WILLIAM C.
MITCHELL, WILLIAM H.
MORTON, EDWARD L.
MCCOLLUM, WILLIAM E.
McGHEE, CHARLES E.
MCKOY, RUSIAN H.
NICKERSON, JOSEPH J.
NUTTER, THOMAS G.
PAGE, THOMAS T.
PARSON, JOSEPH E.
PAYNE, BROWN W.
PAYNE, CHARLES B.
PERKINS, LLOYD A.
PRILLERMAN, BYRD
RAMER, FREDERICK R.
REED, HENRY M. C.
ROBINSON, JAMES W.
RUFF, THOMAS M.
SAUNDERS, WILLIAM A.
SCOTT, WILLIAM W.
SHELLCROFT, JOHN W.
SIMS, ROBERT P.
SINCLAIR, MOSES T.
SMITH, SIMPSON A.
SMITH, VINCENT S.
SMOOT, ANDREW J.
SPAULDING, ALBERT L.
STAPLES, ALEXANDER A.
SWEENEY, THOMAS L.
THOMPSON, CHAUNCEY N.
THOMPSON, MARGARET A. W.
TRICE, HENRY J.
TURNER, JOHN J.
WADE, SAMUEL L.
WAINWRIGHT, CHESTER D.
WALDEN, HEZEKIAH
WARREN, HAROLD J.
WARREN, ROBERT T. G.
WASHINGTON, HATTIE A.
WASHINGTON, STEPTO A.
WATKINS, LEE A.
WATSON, MINNIE H.
WATSON, ROBERT J.
WHITE, BENJAMIN F.
WHITFIELD, ANDREW H.
WHITTICO, JAMES M.
WHITTICO, MATTHEW T.
WILLIAMS, JOHN J.
WILLIAMS, REAVIE S.
WINTERS, HENRY H.
WOODFORK, JOHN D.
WOODSON, WILLIAM R.
WRIGHT, THOMAS S.
ZEIGLAR, BIRTON L.

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