Jean---my gr. gr. grandfather was GEORGE WASHINGTON BECKLEY,and there is some indication that he came from Ky. to W.Va. in the 1860's; or so. We do not have any definite information on where he came from or where he ended up at.In the 1870 census he left 3 children in Prichard, W.Va. ( Wayne County): HUTH, HETTIE, AND JOHN HENRY BECKLEY (my gr. grandf.) We do not know who GEORGE WASHINGTON B.'S father was. We don't know anything about him, for sure. We thot he mite be GENERAL ALFRED BECKLEY's brother. (of Beckley, W.Va.) QUESTION:IS JAMES B.'S (1771-1859) shelby Co., ky;son by the name of ALFRED G. B., the same as GENERAL ALFRED BECKLEY of Beckley, W.Va.?Do you have any more data on James B.'s son by the name of GEORGE WASHINGTON BECKLEY?[ wife, kids, dates, where died, etc. ]Did he ever move to Wayne County W.Va., in late 1800's ?Was James B. of Shelby Co, Ky, kin to John B., the 1st librarian of congress?Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.dan beckley of W.Va.P.S. : hopefully I haven't asked you this all before, ..... your name sounds familiar.