Monday, October 28, 2013

New From Our Website: 1944 - Mechanic Can Also Be Tail Gunner

From The Raleigh Register - Ocober 27, 1944

In the National Archives, we found copies of the
photographs taken by the 'man from London'

He sat with his head in the windows where he is standing.

Jack is the grandson of John & Mahala.
(Marvin 'Jack' > H.G. 'Dad' > John)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Today in McGraw History: Marshall Perry "Mayhorn" was born on this date in 1857

From the Birth Records of Wyoming County

Line 14

If you note, he is listed as 'Not Named' in the records.

We broke it down to make it a little easier to read. . .

More genealogical information for Mayhorn is available on our website at:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

McGraw Trivia. . .

Did you know that there is a town in New York named McGraw?

It was named for Samuel McGraw (no relation) who was born in Vermont and settled the area in Courtland County, NY, in 1803. It was originally called McGrawville, and during the 1800's was a center for women's corset production. 

For more information, check out:

Monday, October 14, 2013

New From Our Website: 1953 - Town Clerk of Mullens Dies at 68

From The Beckley Post-Herald  - October 11, 1953

Gordon was the Grandson of John & Mahala McGraw
(Gordon>William Harrison "Pole">John)

Gordon was the second-born son of Pole and Pauline. His older brother
was named John after Pole's father and Gordon was named after Pauline's father.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New From Our Website: Genealogy - Robert Lee "Jabo" McGraw

Now available on the ABOUT US section of our website, a Family Group Sheet with genealogical information for Robert Lee "Jabo" and his wife, Victoria Daniels. Fun Fact: Victoria is the sister of Nancy Daniels who married Jabo's brother Gus.

We already have charts on the site for Napper, Collins, Pole, Mayhorn and Gus. There are more to come, but if you think we've made a mistake, or have more information that you think we should add, email us at