Posted By:Linda
Subject:WV McLaughlins & Sheets
Post Date:July 25, 2001 at 19:38:19
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Forum:Pocahontas County, WV Genealogy Forum
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McLAUGHLIN-Looking for any and all information on my Grandparents who lived in Pocahontas county, WV. My Grandfather worked in the woods and coal mines most of his life.
His name was Charles Thomas McLaughlin. He was born on 8-18-1898. Charles died on 2-15-1969 at Durbin, WV of a heart attack. His Father's name was James Eli McLAUGHLIN and his Mother's maiden name was Rhoda Collins.
Rhoda C. Collins was born in Pocahontas county on 10/23/1880 or 1881?. Her parents were B. (need the first name here, starts with a B) Collins and Nancy Cassell. She died in Pocahontas county on 5/31/1936. His Father James Eli was born 9/17/1874 in Pocahontas county, wv. , his Father's name was listed as Hugh McLaughlin and his Mother's name wasn't listed. Cora Collins was listed as his wife. He must have been married 2 times. James Eli died at Pocahontas county, wv on 06/23/1953.
This is where I'm really stuck. I would like to know where Charles was born. The parents of James Eli we think were Hugh McLAUGHLIN and Elizabeth SHARP. The birth date for James is listed as Sept. 17, 1874 and his parents as 1796 and 1800. That would make his Dad 78 and his Mother 74. Please tell me that I have the dates wrong. I got them from the Family History Center.
I don't have anything on Rhoda yet. I think all of these people lived and died in Pocahontas county, WV.
Charles married Dosia Mae SHEETS.
Dosia was born 12-5-1901 at Pocahontas county Wanless, WV and died at Elkins, WV on 2-9-1994. Her Father's name was Allie Warwick SHEETS and her Mother's maiden name was Vesta L. BARNETT.
Allie was born at Cass, WV on 7/27/1873. Allie died on May 16, 1936 in Pocahontas county, wv at the age of 62.. His Father's name was listed as Jacob Sheets whose birth place was listed as VA and his Mother's name as Rachel A. Tallman whose birth place was listed as VA. Jacob and Rachel were married 12/09/1869 in Pocahontas County.

Also I am looking for information for a woman who is searching the McLaughlin in the same area. Here is the message I got from her:

I just stumbled over your site while trying (in vain, so far) to find information on my great-grandparents. They are McLaughlins from Pocahontas Co. My grandfather's name was Charles Cornelius McLaughlin, born about
1875-76. My grandmother was Laura Higgins (b 1875), and her mother was Agnes
Sheets. Charles and Laura were married in 1900 in Pocahontas Co. I have not
found any clue as to who my granfather's parents were. If any of this is
familiar, perhaps we can share information.

Best of Luck!

Joan Kay