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James W. SIAS
Louisa Mae HUNTER
Husband:  James W. SIAS
Birth:  Sep 1835-40, Fayette Co., VA [now WV]
Death:  1905, Lincoln Co., WV
Father:  James SIAS
Mother:  Rebecca ADKINS
Marriage:  27 Mar 1862, Kanawha [now Lincoln] Co., VA [now WV]
Wife:  Louisa Mae HUNTER
Birth said to be:  Apr 1845, Cabell Co., VA [now WV]
Children:
born in Kanawha [now Lincoln] Co., WV:
  1.  John W. SIAS, b. 1862/3
  2.  William C. A. SIAS, b. Apr 1865
  3.  Cora Belle SIAS, b. 1866/7

born in Lincoln Co., WV:
  4.  Andrew L. SIAS, b. 1868
  5.  Rebecca E. SIAS, b. 1870
  6.  Martha "Marthy" SIAS, b. 1871/2
  7.  Thomas A. SIAS, b. 1873/4
  8.  Charlotta F. SIAS, b. 1875/6
  9.  Cetavy E. SIAS, b. 1877/8
10.  Louisa SIAS, b. 1878/9
11.  James B. SIAS, b. Sep 1884; 
12.  Rosie A. SIAS, b. 21 Feb 1890


Sources (n.b., WV formed from VA in 1863; Lincoln Co. formed in 1868 from Kanawha, Logan, Cabell, and Boone Cos.):

1.  Julia Wintz.  1975.  Kanawha County Marriages, January 1, 1792, to December 31, 1869.  McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV (the introduction by the compiler is dated 1933; online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  On p. 154:
Sias, James W., and Louisa Hunter, Mar. 27, 1862.

2.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #72-73 of 136):  Griffithville P.O., Jefferson Twp., Lincoln Co., WV, pp. 455B-456A, PN 2-3, 15/15, enumerated 1 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Sias James 32 M W Farmer 300 110 Va
____ Louisa 23 F W Keeps House     Va
____ John W  7 M W at Home     Va
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____ William C A  5 M W  at Home     Virginia
____ Kora Belle  3 F W  at Home     Va
____ Andrew L  1 M W  at Home     Va
Apparently our subjects haven't accepted the fact "their" VA is now WV.  Also in the county:  Andrew SIAS, William A. SIAS, and "Hervy C." SIAS.  Several "ELKINS" in neighborhood who are probably "ADKINS."

3.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Laurel Hill, Lincoln, West Virginia
Source: FHL Film 1255406; NARA Film T9-1406; Pg 188A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
James SEIAS Self M M W 44 WV Farmer WV WV
Louisa SEIAS Wife F M W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
John W. SEIAS Son M S W 17 WV Works On Farm WV WV
William SEIAS Son M S W 15 WV Works On Farm WV WV
Corabell SEIAS Dau F S W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Andrew L. SEIAS Son M S W 12 WV Works On Farm WV WV
Rebeca E. SEIAS Dau F S W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Marthy SEIAS Dau F S W  8 WV   WV WV
Thomas A. SEIAS Son M S W  6 WV   WV WV
Charlotta F. SEIAS Dau F S W  4 WV   WV WV
Cetavy E. SEIAS Dau F S W  2 WV   WV WV
Louisa SEIAS Dau F S W  1 WV   WV WV
Mary E. DAVIS Other F M W 19 WV Servant WV WV
James F. DAVIS Other M S W  1 WV   WV WV

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  Laurel Hill Dist., Lincoln Co., WV, p. 283A, SN 17, SD 4, ED 45, enumerated 11 Jul 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
262 262 Sias James W Head W M Sept 1835 64 M 39     WV WV WV Farmer   Y Y Y O F F 221
    ____ Louisa Wife W F Apr 1848 52 M 39 12 11 WV WV WV     N N Y        
    ____ James B Son W M Sept 1884 15 S       WV WV WV Farm Laborer   Y Y Y        
    ____ Rosa A Daughter W F Feb 1890 10 S       WV WV WV At School Y Y Y        
Living three doors from William SIAS.

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