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Entry of Jan 6, 2001 at 16:11 [EST]
From: Linda Javins

Comments: :-)
Hi! Thought I'd start this off with a smile! Looking forward to reading your comments.

Entry of Jan 11, 2001 at 13:18 [EST]
From: Peggy Janotta -

Comments: Linda, I found your name while looking for information about my gggrandmother, Rebecca Ann Javins. It is my understanding that she was born in or near Alexandria, VA, April 7, 1829. Her father's name was William and her brother's name was William Armistead Javins. She was related to the Walker family also of Alexandria. She met my gggrandfather Frank Tishel (Francis Taishle) while she was visiting her Walker relatives in Kentucky. After she and my grandfather married they owned a tannery in Tennessee. They lived there until she died August 24, 1896. Something that you said in your website caught my attention. You said that the Javins produced mostly girls. My gggrandparents had three girls and one boy. The boy had only girls so the Tishel name stopped after the second generation in this country. If you have any information, that might give me a lead I would be most grateful. March 2000

Entry of Jan 13, 2001 at 13:22 [EST]
From: Carl Thompson -

Comments: My Great-great-grandmother Mary was the beginnings of the Javins & Kinder clans in West Virginia. (It was Virginia when she was alive). When the indians killed her husband John Kinder in 1790 in a raid on the Fort at the mouth of Coal River, she hid with her children & later went to the Fort that is now Marmet, WV. She married Daniel Javins in 1794. She had twins from John Kinder, a boy John, & a girl Margaret. She had 5 Javins children before she died in about 1818. Daniel Sr died a few months before Mary. Daniel Jr was the youngest & went to live with his half-brother John Kinder. His Older brother Samuel had already left to work on the river boats. The other three were girls.

Entry of Jan 15, 2001 at 22:48 [EST]
From: Barbara Javins, Cleary -

Comments: Hi, Linda, I beleive I have given you what info I have about the Javins family that I know. I was married to Hilpert L., his father was Ralph W. and his mother was Nora V. Chatfield Javins. Her mothers maiden name was Pancake and they were from WVa. They were both born around 1902. Ralph died 1972 and Nora 1968. Hilpert had 4 brothers, Paul, Daniel, James. Richard(Bill) and 1 sister Patsy. The only Betty Javins I know was married to Paul, she lives in Ca and Paul is deceased. Hilpert and I are divorced and I have remarried. My children would love to hear from any one who might know more about their Javins ancestors. I believe they origionally came from Va. I do not know if we are related or not but it is nice hearing from you and I will be watching for news about your daughters trip, sure sounds exciting. Hope to hear from anyone who might know us, my childrens names are Deborah, James Christopher and Nora. We origionally lived in Charleston WVa. Sincerely, Barbara Javins, Cleary

Entry of Jan 16, 2001 at 21:27 [EST]
From: Chuck Perry -

Comments: Javins is my mother's maternal line. I am at the wall with Daniel Watts Javins, along with lots of other folks.

Entry of Feb 1, 2001 at 21:25 [EST]
From: Lori -

Comments: I like your page. I found it while I was doing a family search. My dad got the Javins name from his step-father that adopted him. I have been trying to do family searches to see who all is in my past.

Entry of Mar 15, 2001 at 09:34 [EST]
From: Phil Javens -

Comments: as you can see, my name is spelt a little differently. The name Javin/Javins/Javens is also found in my family history. Some of my ancestors moved from the UK to Canada and the USA in the late 1800's and I have found positive links to some of the Javens's in Canada and the USA...we are now just starting to swap some information in hope that it may lead us further into history. I have also found (thru our history) that when children were baptised or registered at birth, there was a great variation in name spelling. I would guess that (in those times) the parent verbally told the record keeper the childs name and this was recorded by the record keeper as he "heard it" hence the spelling variations. Could this be the case with your name? By the way, I am in Australia and have only, over the past few months, been far I have found out more than I ever thought I would. I wish you luck in your search. Kind regards, Phil

Entry of Jun 5, 2001 at 20:04 [EST]
From: carroll w. javins, jr (nickname-ringo) -

Comments: I am a descendent of the javinses of the area of boone and linclon counties of west virginia.

Entry of Jun 26, 2001 at 19:26 [EST]
From: Daniel L JAVINS -

Comments: Hi I am a Javins: I am the son of Everett Javins born in the Charlston Area in 1916. He married Doris Brown in 1943 lived in Nebr. Had five sons Micheal, Joe, Dan, Paul and Tim and one girl MaryAnn. Died in 1982. he had a brother who lived in K.C. Kansas by the name of Carl. At the present I cannot recall my fathers prents name.

Entry of Jun 30, 2001 at 01:41 [EST]
From: Sue Spalding (nee Javins) - J_SPALDING@MSN.COM

Comments: I've just begun to search my family ancestry. My maiden name is Javins, in all my years I have never run into anyone else with this surname outside of my family. Although I have been a resident of Tampa, FL for the past 12 years, I am a native of Virginia (Alexandria & Fairfax County). Just curious if you may have any information on the Javins family of Va. My grandparents are as far back as I have information on and that is not complete. My grandfather was Frank Javins dob approximately 1877/78 married to Annie Irene Hall dob 10/3/1893 died 5/12/1969. My grandmother had one child Everett Hall prior to her marriage to Frank. She and Frank had 6 children, Melvia, Ethel, Irene, Dorothea, Lottie and my father Ronald in that order. I know very little about Frank since he died long before my birth (don't have the date of death), I recall one relative (although I don't remember if he was a brother or cousin) named Lawrence. I recall that Lawrence owned some land in the area now known as Franconia just south of Olde Towne Alexandria, in which there remains a street named after the family (Javins Road which intersects with Dubois). Any info you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Entry of Jul 3, 2001 at 19:15 [EST]
From: Ethel Marie Javins -

Comments: My father was Laurence Javins from Fairfax County. His grandparents were John and Sara.They lived in Franconia on an estate called Pineview.John died in 1918 at the age of 77. I am not sure when Sara died.I do not know about anyone past my grandparents.I think they did have one son named Frank and more than one daughter. Not sure how many daughters.Any information anyone may have would appreciated.

Entry of Oct 2, 2001 at 19:20 [EST]
From: Sherry A. Javins -

Comments: Hello! I am the daughter of John Javins and the granddaughter of Harry Frank and Delphia Javins. We are from the Foster, WV area. I would love to learn more about my ancestors if anyone could help me out. Unfortunately, key people who could help me have passed on. I would love to hear any stories you may want to tell!

Entry of Dec 22, 2001 at 01:44 [EST]
From: Simon Jeavons -

Comments: after running a search on the family name i found a link to your site, very intersting - my family are from dudley in the west midlands -UK -originally, although we are quite spread out now . thats about all really ...bye for now

Entry of Mar 27, 2002 at 07:03 [EST]
From: Richard Stewart -

Comments: I am interested in the Javins line. I am descended from John Kinder and Margaret Compton through their son John Kinder m. Mary Ward. Their son John Kinder m. Mary Holstein-my gg grandparents. I would be very intersted in learning more of Margaret Compton whose children began the Kinder and Javins lines in Boone Co., WVa.

Entry of May 9, 2002 at 09:38 [EST]
From: Allen Wakeling -

Comments: Hi Linda My maternal grandmother was Matilda Maud Javins, born 11th June 1889 at No3 Prince of Wales Terrace, Lea Bridge. London. We know she had a brother Benjamin, and are currently trying to trace his family if any. I will post any information as it arrives. Regards. Allen

Entry of May 10, 2002 at 21:17 [EST]
From: Richard Stewart -

Comments: My gggg grandmother was Margaret Compton Kinder Javins. She was the matriarch of the Kinder and Javins clans in Boone Co., WVa. I descend from her son John Kinder and wife Mary Ward. Margaret's daughter Barbara Kinder married a Preston. The Javins family and Kinder family are related through Margaret.

Entry of May 10, 2002 at 21:27 [EST]
From: Richard Stewart -

Comments: In addition to my earlier comments, I have heard that Margaret Comptom Kinder Javins was full or half NA, Her son John Kinder married Mary Ward daughter of J. Ward and was NA or half-NA as well. Has anyone else heard of ther NA connection? These are my gggg grandmother and ggg grandmother, Margaret and Mary. Richard Stewart

Entry of Jul 25, 2002 at 18:56 [EST]
From: William Grant Javins -

Comments: I was born in Galapolis Ohio. My fathers' name is Billy Eugene Javins. My grandfathers' name was William Javins. As far as I know, my family came from W. Virginia in the Charleston area. I have one brother and one sister. As for the rest of the Javins families, I don't know of any, outside of some step-siblings still residing in W. Virginia. I have learned more about my heritage from this site than from any other I have come in contact with.

Entry of Aug 6, 2002 at 21:17 [EST]
From: jonathan c javins - vjavins

Comments: I am a Javins of West Virginia, if you want to know more you can contact me a the email address:

Entry of Aug 20, 2002 at 13:25 [EST]
From: dean jevons -

Comments: I am the only son of Alfred Jevons--His father's name was Abraham.I believe he was born in London or Liverpool. My father was born in Quincey Ma. in 1912. I never knew anyone before my father--grandfather left the family and died a drunk. Any feedback

Entry of Oct 12, 2002 at 01:14 [EST]
From: Paul Vincent Javins II -

Comments: Thank you for the information. My Father, Paul Sr. passed away in June 1979 of ALS (Lou Gerig's disease.) My Mother Betty Jane is alive & well at 83, living in Riverside, CA. I myself live in Fontana, CA and at 51, just finished college and am a Psychothrapist at the California Institution for Woman in Chino, CA. Oh yea, I live with Multiple Sclerosis and reason I mentioned my Father's & mine deseases is just in case it may be found to be genetic. Again, thank you and I hope to hear from some of you soon. PS., We hale from Pine Grove, W. Va.

Entry of Oct 20, 2002 at 17:44 [EST]
From: Susan -

Comments: Hi, Well, one of my great great Aunts married a JOHN JAVINS on 9 July 1867. Her name was ANNIE RISTON born 3 July 1851. After marrying Javins, she either divorced or he died. She married JOSEPH E.CHAPMAN on 22 Sept 1870 but I don't know where for either man! My guess is Alexandria, VA. I just learned that she had married into the LAMPHER family as she is buried in Sharon Chapel All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery on Franconia Rd., Franconia, VA. Her headstone has that she died on 4 Aprl 1893 at age 41.
There is a ton of RISTON information at my website. Some of the information is wrong and I'm attempting to change it.
I don't know which LAMPHER Annie married and I know nothing of any children she may have had with either JAVINS or CHAPMAN. Annie had a sister AURELIA b. 29 Oct 1848. She married a CHARLES LEAKE (son of Nathan and Ann L. LEAKE and a Corp. in the 1st DC Volunteers) on 11 Aug 1863 and she married a DALLAS BIGGS on 10 Sept. 1867.
Annie also had another sister Winifred and my great grandmother VIRGINIA who married a PETER LYNCH. She also had a brother DENNIS W., JAMES DUNCAN, and CHARLES. Two other sisters had died in infancy or as a toddler.
So, that's what I have and I would really appreciate ANY information that any one else may have. Hope you enjoy my site as I have yours. Take care. Sue

Entry of Nov 25, 2002 at 16:48 [EST]
From: john walker -

Comments: I am descended from Daniel Javins Sr.and Margaret Compton and I am trying to find all the info. I can about her indian ancestry.please e-mail me anyone and every one who has any all.thanks very much.

Entry of Dec 11, 2002 at 20:16 [EST]
From: Michael Wade Scott Javins -

Comments: I was born in Alexandria Virginia. All i Know Is that my Fathers Name Is Harry Franklin Javins and that his father was full or 3/4 cherokee and I am trying to do research.

Entry of Feb 17, 2003 at 18:31 [EST]
From: Janis Crawford - janiscrawford@hotmailcom

Comments: I am related to the William Javins/Javens family living in Beaver Co., Rochester, Borough Twp.,PA. in 1850. He was a boatman, born in PA. I have been unable to find any other relatives. His son, James, was my ggrandfather who came to Michigan. Any information regarding this family would be most helpful.

Entry of May 03, 2003 at 18:43 [EST]
From: Donna Javens -

Comments: I come from a long line of Javens, Dated way back to 1637..The spelling has changed through the years. My family has tracked its beginning back to France.. Some of the ways of spelling it have been...Chevins, Jevons, Jevins, Javins and of course Javens.. I suspect if you are spelt in any of these ways we are some what connected.. If you need any more info you think I can help with please feel fee to contact me Donna JAVENS

Entry of Jun 07, 2003 at 21:33 [EST]
From: Becky Newman -

Comments: Hi I am researching the Dove family of Fairfax County. I was at the Sharon Chapel Cemetery today (6-7-2003) Do you have any info re:Everett Lee Dove who married Maude Javins? Also, do you know of William R. Dove and Caroline Gorham Dove who are buried at the Sharon Chapel Cemetery? William was b. 1836 d. 9-1-1909 and Caroline was b. 1840 d.4-16-1883. Any help would be appreciated.

Entry of Jun 13, 2003 at 16:16 [EST]
From: Chuck Perry -

Comments: Hi Linda, I'm still hanging around. Here is my grandmother on my mother's side and some of her ancestors. I have a couple of personal stories or histories and very few pictures... Chuck
Ancestors of Hattie "B" Javins
Generation No. 1
1. Hattie "B" Javins, born January 25, 1893 in Peytona, Boone West Virginia; died January 10, 1961 in Roosevelt, Utah. She was the daughter of 2. Euell Thomas Javins and 3. Elizabeth Jane Smith. She married (1) Hayden Foster May 31, 1909. He was born December 13, 1880 in Comfort, Boone, West Virginia, and died February 25, 1961 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. He was the son of Noah Foster and Leona Badora Eskins.
Generation No. 2
2. Euell Thomas Javins, born October 24, 1862 in Peytona, Boone West Virginia; died January 26, 1896 in Peytona, Boone West Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Watts Javins and Caroline Hill. He married 3. Elizabeth Jane Smith June 24, 1882 in Boone Co., West Virginia. 3. Elizabeth Jane Smith, born November 15, 1857 in Putnam, West Virginia; died February 08, 1945 in Boone, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Robert Abraham Smith and Mary Jane Paul.
Children of Euell Javins and Elizabeth Smith are:
i. Thomas Walter Javins, born April 13, 1883 in Peytona, Boone, W. Virginia; died December 17, 1934; married Audrey Lee McCammon December 22, 1905 in Boone Co., West Virginia; born 1883; died 1940.
ii. William Ward Javins, born February 08, 1885 in Peytona, Boone, W. Virginia; died November 11, 1922; married Annie L. Turley December 22, 1904 in Boone Co., West Virginia.
iii. Maudie Ethel Javins, born March 24, 1887 in Peytona, Boone, W. Virginia; died February 20, 1919 in Scioto Co., OH; met (1) Isaac Thorton Abt. 1904; died Abt. 1906; married (2) Duke Walker Abt. 1907; married (3) Willie Boles April 26, 1908; met (4) Samuel Cleveland Tackett 1909 in Ohio; born June 25, 1889 in Winfield, Putnam Co., WV; died June 14, 1945 in Boone Co., WV; married (5) James Kennedy 1914 in Portsmouth, Ohio.
iv. Annie Lee Javins, born September 06, 1888 in Peytona, Boone, Wv; died September 13, 1974 in Madison, Boone, Wv; met (1) James T Meadows Abt. 1905; born Abt. 1884; married (2) Monroe Carr October 02, 1909 in Boone Co., West Virginia; born Abt. 1889; married (3) George Nelson January 06, 1914 in Ridgeview, , Wv; born December 14, 1887 in Seth, Boone, Wv; died Abt. 1975 in Boone Co., WV.
1 v. Hattie "B" Javins, born January 25, 1893 in Peytona, Boone West Virginia; died January 10, 1961 in Roosevelt, Utah; married Hayden Foster May 31, 1909.

Entry of Jun 17, 2003 at 22:19 [EST]
From: Becky Newman -

Comments: I was looking in the 1880 census and noticed that a Andrew and Elizabeth Javins lived next door to a William R. and Caroline Dove. Do you have any info on Andrew and Elizabeth or know anything about William and Caroline. Look forward to hearing from you. Becky

Entry of Jun 18, 2003 at 00:47 [EST]
From: Linda Javins Walcroft

Comments: Here's some other useful sources: and of course

Entry of Oct 06, 2003 at 16:08 [EST]
From: joseph lester Javins -

Comments: I am Joseph L Javins I am the son of Evertt Lester Javins. MY Fathers,was raised in and around Racine West Virgina. his Father name was Ira and his mothers name was Nomia.

Entry of Jan 08, 2004 at 13:36 [EST]
From: Kim Robinson -

Comments: I've just started looking in to this stuff. I have an old scrap book that my greatgrandmother kept her name was Allie Dillon-Vickers she was married to Rome A. Vickers I think that was his name and I'm trying to find out some things. If you know anything about any of this please e-mail me

Entry of Jun 08, 2004 at 16:33 [EST]
From: Carlotta -

Comments: My grandmother on my dad's side was Ollie Janet Huffman Shull. Her grandfather was George Javins. My dad thought his middle name was Samuel but after seeing your web the middle name William may be it. George Javins was married twice first to a Cherokee squaw named Starbaby and then to Lucy E.. Our last name is Shull and my dad and his brothers were born and raised in Briery Branch Va. I would really like to have contact from you to see if this is so. And maybe find out more. Thank you

Entry of Jul 11, 2004 at 20:48 [EST]
From: Lynn Margaret Javins -

Comments: Hello all. I am Linda and George Austin Javins' daughter. I am interested in hearing from everyone. I would love to see it all tied together. As near as I can tell Starbaby was married once to a George Javins, and once to James Shaffier. Her son Michael Oscar Adam had a daughter by the name of Pearl Rose (my grandmother) who married George William Javins my grandfather. Gee, could all be related in more than one way. My father now has a son, George Austin Jr. I would love to hear from anyone out there at Let's compare notes. And keep those email address's updated, there are folks her I would love to contact, but the addy's are dead. Hope to hear from you ALL!

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Entry of Jul 12, 2004 at 00:19 [EST]
From: Linda Walcroft -

Comments: Here's some details about Starbaby that I found on A woman was looking for information about her but she spelled the name Starr Baby. She writes that "her Christian name was Maggie Carroll. She lived in Bath County, VA in either Mountain Grove or Millboro Springs. She married James Madison Shaffier. They had 3 children, Lucilla Jean, Michael Oscar Adam, and Pearl Gertrude Etta. Maggie Carroll already had one son when she married James Shaffier. Maggie Carroll/Starr Baby was born 1848 to 1906."

Entry of Jul 21, 2004 at 07:26 [EST]
From: Debbie Petch -

Comments: Interesting to find possibly surname from France. Too many variations in spellings. My husbands ggrandmother was phoebe javins married thomas parker in 1894.Born 1874 Wakefield Yorkshire England. Anyone know of any other javins from this area.?

Entry of Aug 19, 2004 at 15:07 [EST]
From: Steve Stover -

Comments: I am a grandson of Mallie F. JAVINS, daughter of James Thomas JAVINS, son of William Macdonald JAVINS. For info on my family line see

Entry of Sep 11, 2004 at 11:49 [EST]
From: Will Moore -

Comments: My mother was Catherine Javins.

Entry of Sep 24, 2004 at 17:34 [EST]
From: Calvin R. Moore -

Comments: I am one of three sons of Catherine Javens (now deceased). I grew up around all of the Javens' but have lost touch since moving and joining the Air Force. I haven't seen the clan since the reunion at George's place up in the mountains, which was years ago.

Entry of Sep 28, 2004 at 02:02 [EST]
From: sandy Lovejoy -

Comments: well like most of you I have been researching my family roots on my late father's side. lowell edwin lovejoy. I am the grandaughter of Lloyd lovejoy and grace Adkins. and the greatgrandaughter of James W.lovejoy and florence the last month or two I just recently found that one my ancestor's surname hill is married to a javins. i'm currently looking for my great grandfather James Wesley Lovejoy born 1875 in linclon co west virginia died in 1960 in Hamilton,ohio
his wife was florence adkins.born in 1877 linclon co wva and died in 1820 in the same town, any help will be greatly appreciated thanks
sandy lovejoy

Entry of Dec 04, 2004 at 14:24 [EST]
From: Kelly Javins Sharp -

Comments: I am sorry to say I do not know much abuot the Javins family history. My father, Terry Arthur Javins, died when I was only 2 1/2 years old. He was originally from Boone County, West Virginia. I intend to research my family history and would appreciate any advice or suggestions anyone may offer.

Entry of Dec 04, 2004 at 19:33 [EST]
From: Courtney Gayle Javins -

Comments: I was searching for info on the Javins name. Our name is so unique and my family is very small. I did not know much about my dad family and now he has passed away.