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Descendants of Benjamin Hoover of Brushy Fork, WVA Updated January 3, 2004
About Our Family Research
My research started many years ago when I came across an old candy box of unidentified photos that belonged to my husband's grandmother. Anna/Annie Margaret Smith was born 1886 in Brushy Fork, WVa and married in 1903 Robert Lee Hoover who was also from Brushy Fork, WVa. and these were my only clues with which to begin my search. With the ususal aids of US Census, I was able to learn a little more about the Hoovers and Smiths of this area of Pendleton Co., WVA. It was with the help and encouragment of fellow Pendleton County researchers, though that real progress was later made in my research as well as in identifing the old photos. We now call our group "The Pendleton Pals" and the members have all become a second family. It doesn't take much time to discover that the families of Brushy Fork had intermarried for many generations; therefore it really helps to know others who can help you with the corresponding families. Benjamin Hoover received a land grant to almost 300 acres in 1832 in Brushy Fork, (W)Va and he was the grandfather of Robert Lee Hoover. For now this is where my story begins because I have not yet been able to place him back beyond this date. Maybe your research will provide the answers to my questions. I look forward to hearing from all those working the families of Brushy Fork, WVa.