The Laidley family papers (1834-1944) consist of holograph and typescript histories of the Laidley, Beuhring, Brown and other early families of Cabell County, West Virginia; correspondence with descendants of the original trustees of Marshall Academy; and several holograph histories, including a history of Barboursville, West Virginia, on letterhead of W. S. Laidley.
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Cabinet card of John W. Hite, ca. 1870's, black and white.
Back has genealogy going back to 1680. States John W. was born 1803, and died 1879. he was one of the gentleman justices of Cabell County, and owned Marshall College during the Civil War. He was one of the trustees when the town of Guyandotte was incorporated in 1849.