S: The Charles Family History
BC: To Grandpa Clayton From your grand-daughter Cristy Blankenship-Estep Happy 81st Birthday 2011
FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: Left: The home of Adam and Polly Justus Below: The home of Clell and Pricey Charles
2: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | David Charles | Delilah Blankenship | Hiram Wylie Justus | Elizabeth Baker | Adam Charles | Mary Polly Justus | George McClellan Charles | Simon Stacy | Sarah Blankenship | John Lindsey Reed | Pricy Kennedy | Clayton Waldon Charles
3: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
4: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | Andy Charles | Andy's daughter Belva, Wayne Charles, Wayne's daughter Pricy
5: Pricy & Clell Charles | Front L to R: Corie, Mary Back: L to R: Roseann, Ruby, Pearl & Sinnet
6: Leonard Layth Charles stood for this picture in uniform. He died in France on January 24, 1945. Layth was the son of McClellan and Pricy J. Stacy Charles. He was born February 26, 1919 and was married to Bertha Stacy Charles only one year when he died. Bertha died giving birth to twins, who were stillborn, shortly after Layth died. This photo was submitted to the Virginia Mountaineer by Layth's sister, Lillian Pearl Bandy. | Left: Andy Charles in his uniform
7: Above: Layth and Cosby Charles Right: Leonard Layth Charles
8: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Rachel Reed | Pricy Kennedy | Johnn Lindsey Reed | Pricy Jane Stacy | Raleigh Stacy | Sarah Blankenship | Simon Stacy | Margaret Peggy Hatfield | Andrew Kennedy | Nancy Jane Christian | John Wesley Reed | Rebecca Boney | Raleigh Blankenship | Rhoda Davis | Benjamin Stacy | Raleigh Stacy with his daughter Mae Stacy Justus
9: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | George McClellan Charles | Mary Polly Justus | Adam Charles | Elizabeth Baker | Hyrim Wylie Justus | Delilah Blankenship | David Charles | Sarah Polly | Elijah Baker | Emaline Amy Sturgeon | Saulsbury Justus | Rebecca Boney | Raleigh Blankenship | Sarah Cline | David Charles | Rachel Reed Stacy, daughter Lizzie Beth Stacy, daughter-in-law Lona Bandy Stacy, Raleigh Stacy, son Alseberry Stacy, daughter Arinda Stacy Justus holding Lona's daughter Easter Stacy Blankenship | Pricy Jane Stacy Charles
10: Top: Jim, Jack and Mazie Stacy Charles Middle: Jim Charles with Son Jack Charles Bottom: Mary Charles Stacy
11: Top: Corie Charles Middle: Pearl Charles and Burton Bandy Bottom: Jim, Mazie & Jack Charles
12: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | John & Mary Charles
13: Right: Raleigh, Clayton, John, Ruby, Mary, Pearl, and Corie | Wayne Charles
15: Great Grandparents
16: Layth is in fron row kneeling on left corner
17: Our Ancestors
18: Top Left: Simon Stacy with his 2nd wife Becky Right: Herbert and Ruby Charles Bailey Bottom: Pricey Jane Stacy Charles
19: Top: Andy and Layth Charles Bottom: Sinnet and Daisy Matney Charles
21: Top Left: Layth Charles with unkown man, some who have seen picture think it is Burton Bancy Top Right: Adam Charles holding agnes cooper smith and Ayers Charles, standing Mary Matney Justus and Delbert Davis Bottom Left: Pricy Charles
23: Following is a story about Elizabeth Baker Justus which was shared by Elizabeth's great granddaughter, Roseann Charles. Roseann writes: This is the story of great grandma's trip to Ohio during the Civil War as it was told to me by my mother, who heard it from Elizabeth. Elizabeth went to visit her family in Ohio. She traveled from the Hurley area of Buchanan County Virginia. She followed Knox Creek to the Devon West Virginia area where it empties into the Tug River which flows north and empties into the Ohio River near Chesapeake Ohio. Elizabeth took her four children with her; Daniel was the oldest at the time. She also took a horse to ride on, a mule to carry their belongings, a cow to provide milk for the baby and a little dog. One night they camped on a big rock and the little dog barked all night . They assumed a wild animal was near. They had the little dog tied and Daniel wanted to let the dog loose. Elizabeth wouldn't release the dog. She knew the dog would go after whatever was out there and be killed, leaving the family alone. Roseann notes that Elizabeth lost her youngest child (a daughter) while on this trip and she was buried in Ohio. Also she notes that Elizabeth was a mid-wife who delivered Roseann's oldest sister and brother. She also mentions that Elizabeth's husband and father both were in the (Civil) War.