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The Family History of Weston Skaggs: From the Coal Wars in West Virginia Back to the Seventeenth Century

Eric Richard Skaggs

This book traces the family heritage of one Skaggs family line from Ansted, West Virginia, back to its roots in Colonial Maryland.


Ansted West Virginia was founded by several men, including James A. Skaggs, Esquire. James was a great-grandfather to Weston Skaggs. Beginning with Weston and his family, we trace the Skaggs lineage back to Maryland in the 1600s. Generations mentioned in the book are Weston Skaggs, Rev. W. W. Skaggs, Hiram Skaggs, James A. Skaggs, Esq., Charles Skaggs, Thomas Skaggs, and Richard Skaggs. After Richard, there is a mysterious DNA twist!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Skag End Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 11.00in - 0.50in - 1.61lb
  • EAN: 9781088011997
  • Categories: United States - State & Local - South (AL,AR,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,Family History & Genealogy (See Also Reference - Genealogy &

About the Author

Skaggs, Eric Richard: - Eric Skaggs spent most of his growing-up years in rural Ohio, playing in the woods surrounding his home in Fredericksburg, a town of 500 people that felt very much like Andy Griffith's Mayberry. His maternal grandfather, Byron Swartz, was mayor. His father, Nyle, was on the town council, and his mother, Janice, played piano for the church. His hobbies have included playing various stringed instruments in church, songwriting, hiking, writing short essays on his blog, and genealogy. He and his wife, Aimee, have been married for over thirty-two years. They have two sons who are married and a daughter in high school. Having recently become grandparents, they are enjoying a new Skaggs generation.

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