I am trying to research the same family name and noticed some similar names mentioned in your message. My GGGGrandmother was Eliza Jane (Whitehair) Melvin.Somwhere in the family was a uncle Sandy Whitehair.He ran a Genreal Store along Goose Creek in WV and was rumored to have gotten the land as payment for being a scout in the civil war.Eliza and her husband (Arthur Monroe Melvin) bought the store from Sandy and ran it after that.I know there was an aunt Cora mentioned somewhere along the way and my grandfather told me there were Shaffers(sp?) in the family, but i did not get further info. before he passed.Could there be any relation here? I have been unsuccessful in locating/connecting any other relatives names to this point. Thank you for your time.