WVC 40 - 1 - 15
§40-1-15. Purchaser not affected by record not in chain of title.
A purchaser shall not, under this article, or articles one,
two and eleven, chapter thirty-eight of this code, be affected by
the record of a deed or contract made by a person under whom his
title is not derived; nor by the record of a deed or contract
made by any person under whom the title of such purchaser is
derived, if it was made by such person, and was recorded, before
he acquired the legal title.