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John H. Jones 1866
Thomas P. Jones 1868
William I. Jones 1869
David G. Jones 1871
Harry P. Jones 1873
Mary Agnes Jones 1877
E. Frank Miller 1882
William Ivill 1819
Ann Agnes Ivill 1845
John J. Ivill 1862
William C. Ivill 1881
Harry E. Ivill 1885
W. F. Holsing 1840
W. J. Holsing 1869
Fredrick Holsing 1896
Stella Holsing 1900
James J. Holsing 1902
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Patzsch Family 1912
James Jones 1912
Ann Agnes Ivill 1895
David G. Jones 1915
William I. Jones 1905
W. J. Holsing 1929
John H. Jones 1959
John H. Jones Mayor '05
James Jones B-day '07
ANNABELLE MINE: Annabelle, West Virgina
Daughter of T.P. JonesThe Annabelle Mine No.1 was built about 1910. It was located on a branch of the B&O railroad about 10 miles from Fairmont, WV. It was built by the Four States Coal & Coke Company, a division of the Pittsburg Buffalo Company. It was a shaft mine 300 feet deep with a concrete lining to prevent risk of fire. The main ventilating fan was 35 feet in diameter, 8 feet wide, being one of the two largest steel fans ever constructed is this country. A few frame homes were built before completion of the railroad. Annabelle had it's own brick plant that provided building materials for the new town. The miners homes were constructed from this brick and included indoor plumbing, a luxury compared to most coal patches of the time.

The mine was named after the daughter of Thomas P. Jones.

The Annabelle No.1 Mine.

The Annabelle No. 2 Mine before completion.

The Four States Coal & Coke Company also built the Dorothy and Sarita mines in West Virginia. More on these properties coming soon!