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Re: [WV] Eugene Cox
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You are very welcome!
I began researching my family about five years ago for similar reasons. My great-grandparents separated when my grandmother was two. To make a long story short we never knew much about his family. They lived in GA and my grandmother was raised in OR. Genealogy was really a way for me to try to help her learn a little bit more about her father's family.
I was fortunate enough to meet many helpful people along the way that were willing to help me with my research. I try to return the favor, when I can, by doing the same for other researchers.
As for Cynthia Righter Lee, she was living with her son Joseph Lee in 1860, she was 92, and her race was recorded as black.
That database WV has put together is fantastic. I wish every state had something similar. At a time when states are trying to limit access to any and all vital records they should be applauded.
I found this man in the Social Security death index. The birthday is right, but not the year. This may be an error on the transcribers part, though.
Social Security Death Index Record
I think this may be your Eugene. I don't know why the year is wrong. How many Eugene Cox's could have been born on Oct 2 in West Virginia? I would suggest visiting the RAOGK website to request an obit lookup.
SSDI records are usually correct, but not always. My step-great-grandmother's records claim that she was six years younger than she actually was.
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