DESCENDANTS OF ADAM PROCIOUS

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                               Don Norman

 

1.ADAM PROCIOUS

 

    Adam Procious was born in PA about 1834 and died in Clay County WV

between 1880 and 1900. He married Mary Elizabeth Furlong. Mary was born

in VA about 1844 and died in Clay County WV between 1880 and 1900.

    They moved from Armstrong County PA to Clay County WV between 1874

and 1876.

 

Known children of Adam and Mary Elizabeth (Furlong) Procious.

 

  2.  (1). Ollavay "Ollie"         b.c.     1869

 

  3.  (2). Christena               b.c.     1870

 

  4.  (3). Orlandes E.             b.c.     1872

         m. Mollie Walker

 

  5.  (4). Melinda Dow             b.       1872   d.       1962

         m. Samuel W. "Long Sam" Samples

 

  6.  (5). Annie M.                b.c.     1874

 

  7.  (6). William W.              b.c.     1876

         m. Addie Samples

 

5.MELINDA DOW PROCIOUS    1.ADAM PROCIOUS

 

    Melinda Dow Procious, a daughter of Adam and Mary Elizabeth

(Furlong) Procious, was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, in 1872

and died in Clay County WV in 1962. She married Samuel W. "Long Sam"

Samples. Samuel, a son of Hiram Sr. and Elizabeth (Hall) Samples, was

born in 1866 and died 1962.

 

Children of Samuel W. and Melinda Dow (Procious) Samples.

 

  8.  (1) Leslie H.              b.        1895   d.        1963

           m.Golda Paxton.

 

  9.  (2) Elmer A.               b.May 27  1897   d.Oct  9 1971

           m.Minnie Davis Jan 17 1927

 

 10.  (3) Harvey                 b.        1898   d.        1925

 

 11.  (4) Burvin

           m.Banie Townsend

 

 12.  (5) Leroy

 

 13.  (6) Virgil

 

 14.  (7) Letita Vale              b.       1894   d.Jul 16 1993

           m.Leonard Brinton Samples

 

 15.  (8) Reefie

           m.Stanley Deen

 

 16.  (9) Velma C.               b.       1904    d.Nov  9 1987

           m.Harold Foreman

 

 17. (10) Inez

           m.Agee Withrow.

 

 18. (11) Alta                    b.       1907

 

 19. (12) Pauline

 

7.WILLIAM W. PROCIOUS    1.ADAM PROCIOUS

 

    William W. Procious, a son of Adam and Mary Elizabeth (Furlong)

Procious, was born in Clay County WV in 1876 and died in 1948. He married Adline "Addie" Samples. Addie, a daughter of Alexander and Mary V. (Hart) Samples, was born in January 1881 and died in 1950.

 

Children of William and Adeline (Samples) Procious.

 

 20.  (1) Leonard

         m.Frona Samples.

 

 21.  (2) Stella Lenore          b. Feb 17 1904    d. Aug 27 2004

         m.Ernest Thomas

 

 22.  (3) Golda Myrtle             b.       1908  d. Jul 5 2008  

         m.Clemon Rogers

         m.Lonnie Bratton Samples

 

 23.  (4) Dahlia                   b.Mar 17 1912   d.Aug 15 2000

         m.Spencer Hart

 

 24.  (5) Beulah Elizabeth         b. Jun 10 1915     d. Jan 3 2007

         m. Charles Frederick “Fred” Carper

 

20.LEONARD PROCIOUS  7.WILLIAM W. PROCIOUS    1.ADAM PROCIOUS

 

    Leonard Procious, a son of William and Addie (Samples) Procious, was

born about 1915. He married Frona Samples. Frona, a daughter of George

and Martha (Samples) Samples, was born about 1920.

 

Children of Leonard and Frona (Samples) Procious.

 

 25.  (1) Jerry Wayne             b.       1941    d.May  2 2002

         m. Debra Darlene -----

 

22.GOLDA MYRTLE PROCIOUS   7.WILLIAM W. PROCIOUS    1.ADAM PROCIOUS

 

Golda Myrtle Procious, a daughter of William and Addline (Samples) Procious, was born in Caly County WV in 1908 and died there July 5, 2008. She married Clemon Rogers about 1928. He was born in WV about 1906 and did about 1936. Golda married Lonnie Bratton Samples about 1940.

"Lon", a son of Bratton and Eliza (Samples) Samples, was born in Clay County in 1896 and died there in 1952. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1914 and served through World War I. He married Bessie Freda Hart. Bessie, a daughter of Samuel Hart, was born in 1899 and died in 1936

 

Known child of Clemon and Golda Myrtle (Procious) Rogers.

 

 26.  (1). John                   b.c.     1920

 

Children of Lonnie Bratton and Bessie Freda (Hart) Samples.

  (Step children of Golda Myrtle (Procious) Samples.)

 

 27.  (1) Gail Andrew             b.Mar 28 1920      d.Mar 10 2005

         m. Helen Lenora Thomas

 

 28.  (2) Glen Bratton            b.       1922

         m.Claris Hamrick

 

 29.  (3) Faye Jane               b.       1924

         m.Ora Edgle Adkins

 

 30.  (4) Helen Mary              b. Mar 19 1927  d. Feb  1 2004

         m.Roy Markle

 

 31.  (5) Kester Kermit (twin)    b.       1931

         m.Garnet Cougar

 

 32.  (6) Lester Lonnie (twin)    b.       1931 (twin)

         m.Lucille Hively

 

 33.  (7) Romie Robert            b.       1931

         m.Greta Hanshaw

 

Children of Lonnie Bratton and Golda (Procious) Rogers]) Samples.

 

 34.  (1) Lola Jean               b.       1946

         m.John Smith

 

 35.  (2) Lonnie Bratton Jr.      b.       1947

         m.Kathy Ward

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Dawson, Hubert E., "Twistabout and Thereabout", 1982, pp.85,86

Norman, Don, "Descendants of Samuel Alexander Samples"

1880, 1900 Clay County WV census

"The Charleston WV Gazette" Mar 5 2002, Aug 29 2004, Jan 5 2007

“claywestvirginia.com” Jul 6 2008_