Pam, your great grandfather is listed in para. 878, Martin Chapter, Honaker Family in America. That listing plus additions to it since the book was published in 1998, follows. You yourself are the 8th American generation from Swiss German immigrant Hans Jacob Honaker, who landed at Philadelphia from Zurich in Aug 1749.
171. John Michael Honaker (George, Nicholas, Martin, Martin). Born Feb 1878 in Honaker, Russell Co., Va. Buried in Hartwell, McDowell Co., W.Va. In 1910 he and his family were living in Russell Co., Va. The 16 Jan 1920 census found his family in McDowell Co., W.Va., in Big Creek, District 51: John Honaker, 43, b. in Va.; Fannie, 35, b. in Va.; Lon, 17, b. in Va.; Clyde, 14, b. in Va.; Winnie, 6, b. in Va.; Grover, 4, b. in Va.; Flossie, 11 mo., b. in W.Va.; Jonah, 10, b. in Va.
He married Fannie Frances Lucas, daughter of L.D. Lucas and Harriet McKinney, 28 Aug 1900 in Russell Co., Va. Born 12 Feb 1885 (also reported as 1886) in Honaker, Va. Died 6 Mar 1963 in Welch, McDowell Co., W.Va. Buried in Hartwell, W.Va.
i. Martha. Born ca. 1902. She married Arch Rawsey.
ii. Lonnie Shoemaker. Born 19 Mar 1903 in Honaker, Va. Died 10 Jun 1982 in Tazewell, Tazewell Co., Va. Buried in Bluefield, Va. He married Zula Meredith. They lived in North Tazewell.
171. iii. Clyde Shaufner. Born 1906 in Virginia.
iv. Jonah Lee. Born 31 Dec 1909 in Virginia. Died 25 Dec 1980. Buried in Louisa, Va. He and his wife lived in Tazewell Co., Va. for a number of years and then moved to St. Louis, Mo. He married Mary Sue Ashbrook, daughter of Otis F. Ashbrook and Bessie Holland of Honaker, Va. Mary Sue’s brother Carl Edward Ashbrook married Martin-descendant Gladys Honaker.
444. v. Winnie Lorene.
vi. Willie. Died in Beckley, Raleigh Co., W.Va. Buried in Clark Cemetery, Honaker, Va. She married Ira Jacobs.
vii. Flossie. Born 30 Jan 1918. Died 18 Jun 1981. Buried in Hartwell, W.Va. She married Clyde Lawson.
445. viii. Grover Seslar.
ix. Claude. Born 1911 in Virginia. Buried in Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, Va. He married Mae James. They lived in Berwind, W.Va.
x. Ruby. Born after 1920 in West Virginia. She married, first, Simon McGurian. She married, second, Unknown Goins. In 1998 she lived in Cleveland, Ohio.
We have your parents, your brother and you in the book on page 770 but are now starting work on the book's second edition and would very greatly appreciate any updates you could provide. For openers, if your parents are still living, are they in Van Wert?
For yourself, we have you born 7 Aug 1956 in Welch, W.Va., as of 1998 living in Van Wert, Ohio. If married, please send full date & place (city if any, county, state), full name of spouse, spouse's full date & place born, spouse father's full name, spouse mother's full maiden name.
If you have children, full date & place born. Continue to present day.
Send into to email@example.com or by post to Honaker Family Assn., P.O. Box 3636, Alexandria VA 22302.
If you would be interested in our quarterly family newsletter, send $15 check to Honaker Family Assn. Mail it to Charles Whalin, 2303 Newmarket Dr., Louisville, KY 40222. Tell Charles you are a Martin descendant.
Kind regards, your cousin, Honaker Family Assn. volunteer, Tom Hanlin
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