|Posted By:||Ernest Grand|
|Subject:||Re: Request for Stories about Jacob or Henry Doom|
|Post Date:||December 08, 2004 at 22:42:07|
|Forum:||Doom Family Genealogy Forum|
I don't have many informations on your branch of Doomes. If you have others informations, please tell me about them. Any clue is usefull.
The information below is probably related with your branch. I take it from "Doom families in America" by Merle Ganier. I would like to have your comment about it.
"Letter from Sarah Dooms Dean, Waynesborough, VA, May 4 1970
My father was Dorsey Abraham Dooms. Born Oct. 24 1856 in Dooms Sta., Augusta County, several miles from
Waynesboro, Va. Died Mar. 4 1950, buried in Augusta Co. His father was John Dooms. The father of John and
Henry Dooms died somewhere in Pa., and is buried there. He only had the two sons, but I have never heard his name.
After he died in Pa., I have been told that the widow brought the two small boys to Madrid in Augusta Co.,
and left them with a Mr. Coyner, who reared them. I have inquired but cannot find a Coyner who knows
anything about that. She, the widow, I was told by my father, went to somewhere in West Virginia, and was
married to a man by the name of Reese. My father said that his grandfather had some half brothers by the name of Reese.
When I was a child there were only two families of Dooms that we ever heard of. We lived a few miles out of
Waynesboro and the other family lived in Waynesboro. Our father said they were no relation to us, so we
never knew them. I think they spelled their name "Doomes." Now in the telephone directory they are all
spelled "Dooms." My father was told that his great-grandfather came to Pa. from Germany.
[Note from Editor: In "Historic Resources in Augusta County," Ann McCleary says that Dooms Crossing was
named for John Dooms who owned land where the railroad crosses the road. She also says that Coiner's Mill
was the only enterprise there in 1884, and names the following structures: John N. Coiner house and mill,
Doom's Store, and Dooms Steel Truss Bridge.]"
Looking forward to hearing from you.