Cottrell Family of Glen Alum
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Hello, I am so glad to have found this site. I recently located who I believe to be a long-lost brother of my grandfather living in Glen Alum in 1910. His name was Charles Cottrell, born in Virginia abt. 1869. In the 1910 census he is married to a Nannie Cottrell. His occupation is listed as preacher, though he evidently also worked in the coal mines. He was African American. Does anyone know if there was an African American community in Glen Alum back then? If there was, I'm wondering if there was also an AA church. It appears either Charles died or he and Nannie divorced because she and their children are later found in the census and she is married to a Robert Thomas, first in W. VA and later in Kentucky. I cannot find a marriage license for Charles and Nannie either in VA or W. VA

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