The History of Barbour County, West Virginia: From Its Earliest Exploration and Settlement to the Present Time

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Acme Publishing Company, 1899 - Barbour County (W. Va.) - 517 pages
 

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This is a wonderful resource. It has a wealth of information regarding the history of Barbour County and the state of West Virginia as a whole. The fact that is dated prior to 1900 is great because as time goes on it usually seems that we only remember the most important basic facts; this book includes more than just the basic facts that are generally found elsewhere.
If you are interested in Barbour County or it's history I definitely recommend this book!
 

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The grave site of Isaac Booth, 5th VA Mil, a Lt Col in the War of 1812, is located in Belington, WV 26250. I can send a picture of the tombstone to those interested.

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Page 47 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
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Page 328 - Finally brethren, farewell : be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace ; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
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