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My grandfather Thomas Manley LAXTON was born in Wyoming Co.WV in April 1892,died in a coal mining accident,slate fell on him crushing him.In the town of Davy McDowell Co WV on Oct.11,1951.His parents are John Columbus LAXTON and Harriet MCCOMAS.He was first married to Ella LOCKHART of Panther WV.They had 3 children,Amanda,George and Thomas Manley.Ella died in 1923/24.Thomas Manley then married a much younger woman,about 9 years older than his daughter Amanda.He married Bessie COLLINS born Dec.18,1908 in Johnson Co Ky.Bessie is my grandmother.They were married in 1925 Welch WV.They had 4 daughters Billie(Willie)LAXTON,Eva,my mother,Juanita LAXTON and Edna Sue LAXTON.They lived all there married life in a little place called Asco WV.Bessie COLLINS,LAXTON died on Nov 18,1989.She went to Wilmington Delaware after Thomas Manley was killed and become a nurse for many years.She came back to Asco every year when her boss would layed her off,she came home in April or May and went back Sept.She would work on her home and get any repairs done that needed,then back to Delaware.She had an awfull thing happen to her.A tech gave her the wrong amount of some liquid to drink for a test....she spent 2 years in the hospital.She was disabled from then on.We brought her back to her home in Asco WV and my mother Eva Z.LAXTON,CARTER born Jan 7,1929 Asco,came home to take care of her.My mother Eva LAXTON,CARTER,ZETTLEMOYER,MALCOM died Jan 27,1994.I came back to WV in the 80's to help mom care for Gram,then took care of my mother Eva.I lived in the home my grandparents built in 1942.That home burnt down Dec.24,2009.I lost all my research and am now trying to get it all back together.Lost so much of my g-grand parents,grandparents,and my mother's and my things.So now all I have are the memories.
This is my story of my beautiful and wonderful grandmother and family.
My name is W.Ann Carter,my father was James J.CARTER born June 1922 WV/Ky died Nov 1985 WV.

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on 2010-04-29 15:03:43

lax892ton has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2010. is researching the following names: MCCOMAS, LAXTON.

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by weeKnightingale on 2010-09-25 07:22:19

So sorry to hear of your lost documents and research. But you have memories and you still can build up your family tree again. I know what it is to loose photographs, papers/letters, and documents. But remember you still have the memories so document what you remember. What a nice tribute.
Good Luck,

by lax892ton on 2010-09-25 17:09:52

That you Karola,
yes I do have a lot of memoriesand friends and distant relatives have been sharing photo's with me.But some I can never recover.I have to look forward to the future.Still have Gram's land,am try to have something built back there.I wouldn't have had so much info if it weren't for the internet.And thanks to my youngest son for his laptop.Everyone has been wonderful.The Lord has really Blessed me.If you ever get to visit this small part of WV please do visit.Am staying with my son and wife,not far from my land.Davy WV.email me sometime.....morris7631@yahoo.com.
Ann of WV

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