I have multiple bayliss family members from Putnam & Cabell counties in West Virginia. My great grandmother, Mary Bayless-302, moved away to Ohio in the mid 1920's right before the birth of my grandmother Irene, Harper-3489, and refused to discuss any of her WV family, ever. My grandmother Irene died last year never knowing even the names of her grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins. I have been able to find a ton of family members, but not a reason for all the secrecy. I would like to be able to give this information to my father, Randy Hardman-585, as a Christmas present this year. I was able to find my great grandpatent's, Mary Lillian Bayless-302 and Romie Edward Harper-6028, marriage cert which led me to the names of Mary's parents William Averill Bayliss-421 and Lenora Comfort Lane-7831. My grandmother was named after her grandmother and never even knew it. I have scoured records and papers and Google trying to figure out why Mary would hide them from my grandmother and father. Any help to crack the mystery of the Bayliss family of West virginia would be greatly appreciated.