The Scarberrys (Scarboroughs), Doughtys, Lewises and Paynes of Lawrence County, Ohio, and Their Virginia and West Virginia Connections
The Scarberrys (Scarboroughs), Doughtys, Lewises and Paynes of Lawrence County, Ohio, and Their Virginia and West Virginia Connections - Mabel June Malan. This well-researched, beautifully-formatted genealogy covers the Scarberry (Scarborough) line which starts in the 1500s in London; the Doughty line, with records which go back to the War of 1812; the Lewis line which is proved with primary evidence until about 1740, with theories of ancestry studied in depth; and a detailed account of Payne ancestors living in Bedford County, Virginia, during the late 1700s, and their possible lineages. Deeds and wills, as well as census, court, marriage and death records are referenced. Books and scholarly articles are cited; war and pension records are abstracted. People are fleshed out through anecdotal accounts and letters and placed in historical context. Lawrence County, Ohio; Monroe County, West Virginia; and Bedford, Orange, Culpeper, and Middlesex Counties in Virginia receive much attention. Several vintage photographs, maps, and a full-name index of over 5,000 names add to the value of this work. In addition to the wealth of data contained in the genealogy records, this is a story of men who volunteered to fight Indians; of a man who succumbed to an epidemic while a soldier in the War of 1812; men who returned from the Civil War maimed for life; soldiers who endured grueling conditions in the trenches of World War I; a man who participated in the Normandy invasion of June 1944; two men who fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II, one in the Marshall Islands and the other, a medic, serving in Australia. It is also the story of people who did nothing that would catch the attention of historians, but who labored in the fields, sweated over hot stoves, and retained their dignity and their optimism; people who were weathered by the sun and the wind and the cold, and who met at Pleasant Ridge and Wilgus and other churches on Sunday mornings. This collection of family histories offers readers a slice of our nation’s history. 2011, 8½x11, paper, index, 354 pp.