Looking for information about the Bayliss/Bayless family from West virginia.

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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.

Profiles involved:
Hardman-585
Harper-3489
Bayless-302
Harper-6028
Bayliss-421
Lane-7831
Bayliss-422
Bowden-1693
Lane-7832
Hunter-8186
Comfort-187
WikiTree profile: Mary Harper
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edited by Lyndi Hardman

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Lenora Lane:

Leonora Lane

 in the 1880 United States Federal Census

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Name: Leonora Lane
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1880: Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: William H. Lane
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's name: Sarah E. Lane
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
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Household Members:
Name Age
William H. Lane 36
Sarah E. Lane 31
Mary F. Lane 11
Leonora Lane 8
Julia Lane 6
John W. Lane 4
Minnie M. Lane 2
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William Bayliss

William A Bayless

 in the 1870 United States Federal Census

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Name: William A Bayless
Age in 1870: 4/12
Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1870: McComas, Cabell, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Ousleys Gap
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Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas H Bayless 35
Mary S Bayless 25
Thomas Bayless 3
William A Bayless 4/12

Thomas married Mary Boden

Thomas Baylip

 in the West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971

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    Name: Thomas Baylip
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: abt 1839
    Birth Place: Jefferson County, Virginia
    Age: 24
    Spouse's Name: Mary S Boden
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Spouse Age: 21
    Spouse Birth Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia
    Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1863
    Marriage Place: Greenbrier, West Virginia
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's name: Thomas
    Mother's name: Mary
    Spouse Mother's Name: Cyntha Boden
    Thomas Bayliss served in the Union. Maybe the rest of the family was Rebels?

    William H Lane

     in the 1890 Veterans Schedules

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    Veteran's Name: William H Lane
    Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia
    Year enlisted: 1862
    Year discharged: 1865
    Rank: Private
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    Wm H Lane

     in the West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971

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      Name: Wm H Lane
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1844
      Birth Place: England
      Age: 23
      Spouse's Name: Sarah E Hunter
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Age: 17
      Spouse Birth Place: Kanawha County, Virginia
      Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1867
      Marriage Place: Cabell County, West Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's name: Wm Lane
      Mother's name: Comfort Lane
      Spouse Father's Name: John Hunter
      Spouse Mother's Name: Julia A Hunter

      William was from England

      William Lane

       in the 1851 England Census

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      Name: William Lane
      Age: 6
      Estimated birth year: abt 1845
      Relation: Son
      Father's name: William Lane
      Mother's name: Comfort Lane
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Lathbury, Buckinghamshire, England
      Civil Parish: Lathbury
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      County/Island: Buckinghamshire
      Country: England

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      Registration district: Newport Pagnell
      Sub-registration district: Fenny Stratford
      ED, institution, or vessel: 17
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      Household schedule number: 52
      Piece: 1723
      Folio: 468
      Page Number: 12
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Lane 50
      Comfort Lane 48
      Fanny Lane 16
      William Lane 6

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