To the right: An artist of the era, Alsatian immigrant Joseph H. Diss Debar, sketched the hope of many in West Virginia after the Civl War but the reality was in some cases quite different.
One example of how it was during the Reconstruction is the Lewis County Registration Board's 1869 disenfranchisement hearings.2
4. Joseph D Bennet (David Joseph?)15 m. Agnes Jane Haymond
7. Ballard Smith Blake* 19 m. Mary Jane Riffle in 1865. Brother of Anthony and Stewart Blake.
12. Salathiel Craig *
15. Zachariah W. Curtis ?? b. 1803 in Lewis County, VA, m. Sarah Cutright?? ?
17. Minter Bailey Dennison 32 y/o, m. Elizabeth Greathouse, Minerva Jane Furr.
19. Walter Fox 39 m. Deborah Adeliade Hinzman, Susan E. Harrison
25. J C Jenkins
28. Henry McCally
30. R B McCutchin *
32. Joseph Mitchell *
34. Thomas Scott Posey * 36, m. Mary Ellen Smith, Phoebe Riffle, s/o Edward & Catherine (Scott) Posey
36. John Scott Riffle * ?12 Mary Ann Skinner