Roy Lockhart

Roy Lockhart

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Roy L. Lockhart
Born 1940s.
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I’ve been involved in genealogical research nearly 60 years. In the early days of my research, mostly the only others interested were little old ladies doing research to get into the DAR. But the Bicentennial, the Roots mini-series and personal computers changed all that.

I started out researching my various family lines and was fortunate that relatives born in the 1860’s and 1870’s were still living to provide information not available elsewhere. Eventually, I concentrated on only my two Goff lines and for over 50 years was the unofficial historian of the WV Goff family. Later, I specialized in reconstructing the records of Preston County, WV as the courthouse and records burned in 1869, destroying 50 years of history. In 1968 I self-published “The Wade Family”, in 1973 “The Springston Family” and in 1974 “The Goff Family.” In 1998 I published “Preston County WV (then VA) Records 1853-1860” In 2003 Phillip Goff and I co-wrote “The Four Goff Brothers of Western Virginia.” This book won a national award in 2005 for excellence in genealogy.

During the course of my research, I purchased an expensive SLR camera and taught myself how to copy old family pictures. I visited hundreds of relatives and photographed several thousand old family pictures, some of which no longer exist. I’m in the process of posting the best of these on WikiTree profiles. I’ve always been generous in sharing my information and pictures with others and can find many of the pictures I photographed that are now on family trees and Find A Grave memorials. WikiTree has the right approach to posting pictures by requiring that the source be given.

In spite of serious, life-threatening health issues, I was able to complete my goal of creating WikiTree profiles through the great grandchildren of the four Goff brothers, their spouses (if married) and the spouses’ parents (if known). This is my legacy. I chose not to use the recommended format of showing locations; such as, Salem, Meigs, Ohio, USA as this would leave the reader wondering if Salem was a city, a town, a township, a district or a precinct and would require further research on the reader's part to make the determination. To not show complete locations is, in my opinion, sloppy genealogy. In retrospect, I should have shown locations historically rather than using standard postal abbreviations for States. However, it has always been my preference to show dates historically; that is, how they actually appear in documents and official records; such as, August 23, 1845, rather than modernizing them by converting to a military-style format; such as, 23 Aug 1845. I chose to use brevity in providing citations as I didn’t want to deprive researchers the satisfaction of finding information on their own; however, contributors need to be aware when altering established profiles that not everything found on the Internet is correct and needs to be further verified before accepting as fact.


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On 7 Jun 2019 at 01:27 GMT Anonymous Carpenter wrote:

Mr. Lockhart, Sarah Joanna Goff was born on 4 November 1835 in Tucker County, West Virginia. The death certificate of her daughter Georgia Ann “Annie” (Conn) Matlick said.

On 2 August 1854 in Preston County, West Virginia, Goff married William Mitchell Loughrey. He was born there about 1821. He died there about 1862. His family was of Irish descent.

I don't think you can prove to me that Rachel Ellen (Goff) Harsh was sired by a Mr. Stump. The same, I applied to William George “Bill” (Goff) White when pertaining to a Mr. Knotts.

My Whites went back to Virginia in census records. Not the couple who adopted Great-Great Grandpa White, but whoever his biological father was. Rachel said the same about her own.

James Monroe Conn came from Preston County. Again, Georgia's death certificate confirmed it. He passed away in Tunnelton, West Virginia after wife Sarah died. They were Methodists.

I tracked down some of your cited sources. The styling wasn't different than mine. I just filed formal complaints against you and Robert Hvitfeldt. I have no patience with harrassment.

On 6 Jun 2019 at 23:17 GMT Anonymous Carpenter wrote:

I am aware of the history of West Virginia. Still, just because you prefer documenting one way doesn't mean I must give up mine. We've already talked about this.

On 4 Mar 2019 at 16:50 GMT Anonymous Barnes wrote:

Thanks for adding me to the one of many Brinsley Barnes's Trust List. As money permits, we will be buying Kentucky County records that are not online. Brinsle'sy spouse was a Smith. Do you descend from her? If so, we will keep you in the loop on our progress. My first task will be to find sources showing he is the son of Brinsley II. I would give you a Wikitree ID but there are two and I am trying to negotiate+ a merge.

On 24 Oct 2018 at 16:05 GMT Karen Neuvirth wrote:

Hello Roy I just want to say thank you for all of your hard work on wikitree. You've helped fill in numerous holes for williams-62056 (the father of my children) according to wikitree you two are 3rd cousins 3x's removed. :)

Thanks again.

On 20 Sep 2018 at 23:10 GMT Sharon (Hardman) West wrote:


Agree with you about findagrave and many mistakes. Given the note on the Wikitree profile and that her son was the informant for the death record and said she was 71y/8m old prefer to use June 1811 as birth month/year. On prefer to use what is on the death record Feb 4 1882 again as son was informant. If you prefer as a PM maybe just 1811 for birth year. She is my Great grandmother on the paternal line.

On 20 Sep 2018 at 18:37 GMT Sharon (Hardman) West wrote:


Response to death and birth of Selina McWhorter-380 Lowther which disagree with Findagrave.


On 17 Aug 2018 at 05:42 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Roy, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist". Thank you too for last month's 1,000 contributions milstone, you are a great help to the WikiTree membership.

On 26 Jun 2018 at 04:52 GMT Billie (Bright) Keaffaber wrote:

Hi Roy,

I found the parents to this person and added them. Hope this helps out bit.

I asked to be added to trusted list as well.


On 30 Apr 2018 at 19:20 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Hello Roy,

Thank you so very much for adding me to the Trusted List for Polly Starcher Blosser! I really do appreciate it and look forward to seeing if we are cousins or not since my ancestors come from the same part of the world as some of yours! Wow, we are 20th cousins (uncertain) but I think it is probable!

Many Thanks, Cindy

On 23 Jan 2018 at 17:33 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

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