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Braxton County, West Virginia, USA

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  • Peter Jackson Cochran (1874 - 1958)
    Peter Jackson Cochran BIRTH 4 Mar 1874 Webster Springs, Webster County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 31 Jul 1958 (aged 84) Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Sutton Cemetery Sutton, Braxton ...
  • Amos Mack Johnston (1907 - 1970)
    Wife: Crystabel Wilson Johnston 1909–1999 Children have not been added to the tree (some are living/private): Lucille Johnston Murphy 1928–2023 Robert Lee Johnston 1931–2002 Johnnie Jo Ann Love ...
  • Earl Johnston (1898 - 1983)
    Wife: Inez Kathleen Canfield Johnston 1902–1979 Children: Mary E Johnston 1933–1933
  • Bessie Johnston (1896 - 1977)
    Parents: Carydon Stonestreet 1868–1922 Lina Dunn Stonestreet 1869–1901 Husband: Ernest Hanse Johnston 1896–1992 (m. 1920) Siblings: Hattie Stonestreet Toothman 1892–1957 Lucy Mae Stonestreet Ja...
  • Ernest Hanse Johnston, WW I Veteran (1896 - 1992)
    Army veteran of World War I. Retired shipping clerk for Pugh Furniture Co. Wife: Bessie Stonestreet Johnston 1896–1977 (m. 1920) Children: Ernest H Johnston 1926–1987

This project is a table of contents for all projects relating to this County of West Virginia. Please feel free to add profiles of anyone who was born, lived or died in this county.

The county was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Important salt works were located at Bulltown and here, in 1772, Captain Bull and his family and friendly Delaware Indians were massacred by frontiersmen. Jesse Hughes helped Jeremiah Carpenter track and kill the Indians responsible for the Carpenter massacre. Jeremiah was a notable fiddle player who wrote a song Shelvin’ Rock about the experience of escaping to rock shelter.