Simpson v. State Compensation Commissioner
In Simpson v. State Compensation Commissioner, 114 W. Va. 814, 174 S.E. 329 (1934), the Court explained that such statute had come to West Virginia through Virginia law and "established beyond question that the statute conferred upon an illegitimate the same legal kinship to his mother, uterine brothers and sisters, and other blood kindred through the mother, as if he were legitimate." Simpson, 114 W. Va. at 816-17, 174 S.E. at 330.