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From: ann morris <>
Subject: Re: [WVMINGO] Mounts
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:52:30 -0700 (PDT)
Hi again Melissa,
Here is an email I received a while back.Perhaps it
will help you get started on your line of Mounts...
My grandmother is Dixie Mounts.I have glanced thru the
book,but have not had the time to go to the Lib. to
read a lot on it.You can't take it out and right now
it is to expensive for me to buy.
Also my Aunt Ethel was married to an Amos Prater,they
had a daughter name Ruby.Uncle Amos was married before
and I know of one daughter he had,but can't remember
her name.She lived in Michigan in the late 40's and
early 50's.Ruby was married 2x I can't remember the
last names'I know when I last heard from her she lived
in Va.and sent me a pic.She did not have any children
til the 2nd marriage.I grew up in Wilmington Delaware
and thru the years I lost contact with her.I think it
was Alexander Va.My Dad's other sister Hazel married a
Moses.Good hunting,please keep in touch and as I find
things I will send them on.
I live in Asco/Davy,WV in my mothers home place.I came
home along time ago to help mom take care of Gram and
the I took care of Mom till she passed away in 1994.I
am now 60 years old,to old to move anywhere else :-)
Ann of WV
I have a book written by Cecil I. Cline called THE
CLINES AND ALLIED FAMILIES OF THE TUG RIVER REGION OF
KENTUCKY AND WEST VIRGINIA.
I find the following family:
Madison Mounts was the son of William Mounts, who in
turn was the son of David Mounts and Margaret "Peggy"
Cline. William Mounts married Mary "Polly"
Blankenship in 1838 in Logan Co., VA. William and
Mary are listed in the 1850 census where both are age
30 and they have 5 children at that time (ten total as
the years progress). Their son Madison Mounts was
born July, 1857.
And then on page 126 I find the family of Madison
Madison Mounts married Alafair Blankenship. They can
be found in the Pike Co. census for 1900 & 1910.
DIXIE MOUNTS, b. Feb. 1884
Floyd Mounts, b. Nov. 1887
Wayne Mounts, b. August, 1889
Howard Mounts, b. December, 1894
BOYD MOUNTS, b. Oct., 1898
Bessie Mounts, b. 1902
Ernest Mounts, b. 1908
> My fathers birth name is Henry Jack Mounts but later
> legally changed his name
> to Jack Henry. His fathers name is Hodge Mounts to
> which his mothers name is
> Sister Eldridge Mounts. Im not sure what her
> husbands name was since he was
> deceased before my birth year. Hodge Mounts married
> a Pearl 'Dutch' Payne-
> Wallace who already had 6 children when she married
> my grandfather, and together
> had 3 more children by the names of Margie, Wayne,
> and my father Jack.
> On my mothers side, I am part of the Prater line.
> My mother's name is
> Rebecca to which my grandmothers name was Emogene
> Prater-Staton married to Ralph
> Staton. Her parents were named Minda "mindy' Prater
> married to Dallas Ray Prater.
> If you are still in the area....you might have
> remembered of a
> murder/suicide that had happened back in November
> regarding a Denis Staton. He was my
> uncle. My mothers brothers and sisters are Denis
> and Denise Staton, Barbara
> Prater, Donald, Rebecca, and Sam Staton. Im also
> trying to find a little
> information about this side of the family as well
> but not as much as the Mounts line.
> The Mounts name is spread all over these 2 counties
> and I know for a fact that
> a majority of them must be family is some way, but I
> have no idea who these
> people are, and it is starting to bother me in some
> Thank you for the emails that I have received today,
> but Im sorry the names
> that were mentioned have no familiarailty to me, but
> I have fowarded the
> infomraiton to my fathers email, and hopefully, he
> might be able to tell me
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