West Virginia state flag, waving
Coat of Arms GASTON of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales.  Chequy argent. On gueule. Three escallops in bend or. Crest: An owl sable.  Motto: Fama semper vivit.   From Burke's
Doddridge County, West Virginia
Doddridge County Roots
West Virginia map highlighting Doddridge County
Doddridge County Court House, as pictured on a post card
Doddridge County Roots - A West Virginia Genealogy
Scope

This is a genealogy focusing on North Central West Virginia,
particularly Doddridge County and, to a lesser extent, the
nearby counties of Ritchie, Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer, Tyler,
Wetzel and Calhoun.
Background

This project evolved from a simple family tree of the Gaston and Husk families who
settled in Doddridge County in the mid-1800s.  Over the years, it has grown to
encompass the genealogies of many other families in the region, including Britton,
Nutter, Davis, Jones, Richards, Adams, Nicholson, Cox, Smith, West, Starcher,
Hart, Vincent, Haught, Watson, McNemar, Musgrave, Lowther, Critchfield, Perine,
Bee, Williams, Reed, Maxwell, Wilson, Douglass, Dotson, Swiger and Leggett.
Map of Magisterial Districts of Doddridge County, WV
Purpose

The information set forth here is the product of many years of research, both by us
and by the many dedicated and selfless genealogists who came before us.  It is
now presented to the genealogy community and general public in that same spirit of
sharing and helpfulness.  Our reward is the knowledge that we have likely
helped others find an elusive piece in the puzzle that is their own ancestry.
Doddridge County Court House
West Union, WV
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Husk coat of arms, family crest

Coming to Doddridge County
for genealogy research?

Visit the Doddridge County
Historical Society Museum








Mon-Wed-Fri, Noon - 4 pm
Email to arrange other day or time.
Next to Court House.  Free entry.
Includes tour of old jail.

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Research, relax and recharge, all on
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Doddridge County Historical Society Museum -- In former jail building next to Court House --  100 Chancery St, West Union, WV 26456