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Coxes Roost

Updated August 9, 2001

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'Coxes Roost' is the name Goff & Leta Cox assigned to their homestead property in the Tygart Valley area of Randolph County, WV. during the mid 1950's. 'Coxes Roost' is located in one of three developments that Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with piloting during the homestead act of the 1930's. At this period of time in history, the great depression of 1929 and the failing economy found many people in this area of the USA without employment and means of providing for their families. As a result of the 'homestead' community development project, opportunities for employment, housing, and education were provided and needs met for many destitute individuals and families. The members of the three communities developed a closeness and sense of value and pride for their contribution to the formation of a safe, caring, and worthy community. 'Coxes Roost' descends from many of the original families settling the valley. Some of those are: Currence, Crouch, Simmons, Stalnaker, Bell, Fretwell, Moore, Conrad, Weese, etc. John Hart, signer of the Declaration of Independence, has been traced through the Fretwell side of the family.

Family reunions and gatherings continue to exist at 'Coxes Roost'. It is the sincere intent of all family members to provide the heritage from the past to future generations.

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