By: Georeg Selden Wallacer, Pub. 1935, Reprinted 2018, 608 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-950-8
Cabell county was formed in 1809 from Kanawha County. It sits on the western side of the state bordering Ohio and Kentucky. It sits only a few miles south of the one of the main migration routes of the 19th century of persons headed West in seach of land. This book is not too different from other county history books of this era. With such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed. This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents. A particular useful feature of this book is the extensive biographical sketches that the author included on: Abbott, Altmeyer, Archer, Beuhring, Billups, Bostick, Bradshaw, Broh, Brown, Buffington, Burdette, Campbell, Cox, Darlington, Douthat, Everett, Foster, Frampton, Francis, Freemna, Gallaher, Gibson, Gideon, Hall, Hampton, Hannan, Harrison, Harshbarger, Hatfield, Haworth-Carmack-Matthews, Hite, Holderby, Hollenbeck, Hull, Jenkins, Johnston, Kail, Kilgore, Kyle, Laidley, Lane, Layne, LeSage, Long, Love, Lyon, Marcum, Martin, Maupin, McComas, McCormick, McGinnis, McLaughlin, Meek, Miller, Moore, Morris, Naglee, Nash, Neal, Oley, Page, Paine, Pancake, Pine, Poage, Quirk, Richmond, Ricketts, Russell, Rutherford, Samuels, Samworth, Scales, Scherr, Scott, Seamonds, Shepherd, Shoffstall, Sikes, Simmons, Spurlock, Staley, Switzer, Taylor, Thornburg, Tynes, Binson, Wallace, Walton, Wellman, Werninger, Wiatt, and Wilson. These biographical sketches represent approximately 1/3 of the entire book.