Seeking info on Grandmother who was taken to W. VA. from Gallipolis, Ohio Orphanage.

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My grandmother Lillie Belle Swisher was taken or adoped from an orphanage in Gallipolis County, Ohio in somewhere around 1898 and taken across the river to the Point Pleasant W., Va. area where she grew up, married Eddie Orman Stewart and lived the rest of her life. Other than she was born April 12, 1896 I have no other information on where she was born or who her parents were. Is there anyway of finding out this information? I'm at a dead end. Thanks.

WikiTree profile: Lillie Rodgers
in Genealogy Help by Dave McNally G2G4 (4.7k points)

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Lillie Swisher 1917 marriage

Lillie Swisher in 1910 US Census

Birth of Isabelle Swisher, Gallia, OH

Lillie M Swisher, Soc. Security info
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thanks Frank! The first two were direct hits and the last two were near misses but not her.

Gallipolis is a villiage in Gallia county. Point Pleasant is across the bridge over the Ohio River from Gallipolis. 

You could try posting an inquiry at

A Google search of       Gallia county ohio genealogy     might be useful. 


Another possibility would be to to a search of

how to find Gallia County, Ohio birth parents from 1880 to 1899

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Not sure if there is any connection with Lilly Belle, but I found the similarities interesting:

Nancy Swisher 1910 Census

Also living with an unrelated family in the same town, a year older, and born in Ohio.

by Phillip Rich G2G6 Mach 4 (44.2k points)
Very interesting, same jobs, same education, same Ohio birth and Ohio born parents ... possibly her sister?

Thanks Phillip,

 - Dave
That was my thought! Of course more research is needed, but I thought it might possibly be a crack in the bricks. Good Luck!

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