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  1. Seeking info re William Columbus JENKINS, b.Apr 12, 1853 in or around Neville,WVA, married on Sep 14, 1880 to Villa Ann Davis of Peel Tree. She was dau of John Davis and Nancy QUEEN DAVIS, all from Peel Tree area. Send info or leads to John W Jenkins, 6593 Battle Tng Rd, Lebanon Jct, Ky 40150
  2. I am looking for information regarding ASA HARRIS, b. circa 1807, d. circa 1886 Doddridge Co. He married NANCY SWISHER, in Tyler Co. Who is his parents? Asa was in 1850 Tyler Co. census, 1860, 1870 & 1880 Doddridge Co. census. I have five children for them. Mary Ellen HARRIS (md. John G. UNDERWOOD), John H. HARRIS (md. Ester Emma BROWN. He also had a child with Airy HAYS), Jacob HARRIS (md Mary Ann HAYS), Daniel HARRIS (md Mary Ellen SIGLER) and Elizabeth S. HARRIS (md William H. ORR). Any help is appreciated. Thank You, Martha Coker <>
  3. Searching for families of George Goodnight/Goodnite and Delilah Roush. They were the parents of Sarah Catherine Goodnight, b. 1859, married to George W. Beegle. Thanks. Janis Aguilar <>
  4. I'm looking for information regarding the death of Harold Rumble, DDS. He died probably in November of 1953, as he was buried in Hermitage, PA on Nov. 17, 1953. I believe he worked for the state of WV possibly in Morgantown. Thanks, Bill Allen 4883 Delevan drive Lyndhurst, OH 44124-1015 USA
  5. Looking for date of birth of Reuban POWELL (died abt. 1826) and his wife Eleanor BAILEY. Need burial location. David Powell
  6. Seeking parents of WARWICK BUTCHER born 1819- Listed in Nich. Co. Va (WV) census. Married MARY MARGARET DILLEY enlisted Confederate Co. C., 19th Va. Cavalry, C.S.A. Brother: THOMAS BUTCHER Sister: NANCY BUTCHER Lola B. Given <>
  7. Am searching for parents of and info on a Charles M. Bailey, b 10/2/1865, m Ida Lester in Parkersburg in 1888, d 1/1/1951 in Ironton, Oh. His father's name was also Charles. Mother unknown. Charles M.'s birthplace unknown. Wood County? Appreciate it if you can help. Mike Radcliff <mradclif@MARSHALL.EDU>
  8. I am trying to locate any information on one John Stewart who lived near Weston in the middle of the 1800's. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks, JLStewart <>
  9. I am looking for information on the Daniel FARNSWORTH family. They arrived in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV on 8 July 1821. His wife was Rachel STOUT who was the daughter of Moses and Abigail (HART) STOUT. Their children were James Stout b.22 Nov 1793, Nathaniel, Thomas b. 1796 d. 1870 ( my 4th ggrandfather), John and Isaac. I am interested in finding records or information about Thomas who married Catherine SIMON, the daughter of Lenord Simon and Christina WEATHERHOLT. Their daughter Susan Pamelia FARNSWORTH b.10 Oct 1830 d. July 1918 married Zephaniah BOSWELL b.1822. Their son Francis Marion BOSWELL was born in Buckhannon 18 Aug 1853 eleven months before his father died in Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV. I believe Zephaniah BOSWELL is buried in Buckhannon. Susan Pamelia married Jacob RULE OR RUHLE sometime after July 1854. They later moved on to Missouri. I have found no evidence of these families in Buckhannon or Upshur Co. Any help would be most appreciated. Nancy James >
  10. I would like to submit this information I am the g.g. grandaughter of Warwick Butcher and I would like to find the names and info of his parents. He had several children and William Morgan Butcher my grandfather was one. Warwich was married to Mary Dilley. Recently I recieved this info from the Sons of the Confederacy Warwick Butcher enlisted in the Confederate Army at Frankfort, VA(now WV) on 3/13/1863 as a private in Company C, 19th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. He was captured in Nicholas County, VA(now WV) on 7/29/63 and was taken to Atheneum Prison as a P.O.W. where he arrived on 9/13/63. Upon arrival he was described as age 44, 5'10" tall, with dark hair and whiskers and blue eyes. His occupation was listed as blacksmith and his residence as Nicholas County. On 9/17/63 he was transferred to Camp Chase at Columbus, OH. On 1/14/64 he was again transferred to Rock Island Prison, Rock Island, Illinois, where he died of tuberculosis on 12/3/64. He was buried in grave #1637 in the Rock Island Prison Cemetery. Lola B. Given <>
  11. Need additional information on Husband of Marcella Hardman. H.E.Wilt is Hettie Ethel Wilt. I have additional information on her also. 3 of her sons are still living in WV. The oldest son has passed away, my father, Fred Gyle Mills. Betty Williams <>
  12. I am researching the DOOLEY of Lewis County and am looking for information on Robert Dooley married Mary Warner in Dec 28, 1823. The Dooley's have been spelled many ways such as Duly, Dooley, Deulley, Duelley, Dewley. Robert's son was George Washington Deulley Born in 1830 so that's what I have. Jeff DUELLEY <>
  13. Need help finding the wife of Jacob Rogers. (Jakob) was it Diademia? Jacobbs will written July 20 1820 shows children Arnold, Sarah (Altrop or Attop) Catherine (Bice, married my grandfather) and Dorcus Rogers. Children not of age Jacob, Nancy, Ester, and Elizabeth. Does anyone know where this family came from? Was Jacob the Immigrant, England the mother land. Please if you have any info contact me. Shirley < >
  14. I am looking for the descendents of Jasper Teter's - Leah Teter (mother) of Pendleton Co. Virginia (WV)identity of his father & his 1/2 siblings. There were three according to his obituary. Thanks. Becky <>
  15. I am seeking information on Benjamin Brown Stout, b. Aug.17, 1864, d.Dec.31, 1943. Son of Emory Porter and Cornelia Emily (Duvall) Stout. In a newspaper article Benjamin was referred to as the "Honorable" B.B. Stout. I have unconfirmed information that he may have been a Lewis County Commissioner, also possibly a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace. Can you provide any insight in to this. Also one article referred to him as "Judge" Benjamin Stout. I am also seeking any information available on Emory Porter and Cornelia Emily (Duvall) Stout and any of their other children: Jay Porter Stout, b.Nov. 12, 1860, Alvin Emory Stout, b. Aug.7, 1862, d. Dec. 6, 1922, Franklin Maxwell Stout, b.Oct. 20, 1866, Peter Irving Stout, b. Mar. 27, 1871, d.Nov. 1, 1900, Clayton Evan Stout, b.Aug. 12, 1873, d.Jan. 11, 1948. I've really enjoyed browsing through the information that you have and can't wait to return to WV to visit your library. L.Larson <>
  16. James UPTON born 11 February 1795 married Rebecca BOGGESS born 20 January 1797. Need death date for Rebecca. Will share information on these families. Anne Hedgpeth <>
  17. I come from MICK ancestors. I have two MICK, Mathias(s), father and son. MICK, Mathias b. ? married to VANDEVENTER, Lavine, b. ?, m. ?. They had four children: MICK, Edmund married to COLLETT, Mary; MICK, Keziah (female) married to HELMICK, George; MICK, Mathias b. ?; MICK, John married to CALHOUN, Emily. Obtained from The Mick Family of West Virginia by R. R. Romine, Raleigh, NC 1989. A copy of it is in the HCPD Library. A fully family history of MICK, Mathias is in that book. I just got my part of the family, MICK, Charles C. Any questions, E-mail me at:
  18. Andrew Jackson BUTLER (b. abt. 1835) married Mary J. NORMAN (b. abt. 1837) on 7 Feb 1854. Looking for proof that Mary J. is the Mary NORMAN (b. 1838) daughter of Isaac and Susanna (JACKSON) NORMAN of Monongalia County. Mark <>
  19. Searching for info on Ronald WAMSLEY, son of Jess Willard WAMSLEY. Esp. present whereabouts would be helpful. Send info to Doug Wamsley.
  20. Seeking any information re: Elizabeth D. STOUT or STRALEY, born 1805 possibly Harrison Co. She married Simeon BABCOCK probably in Shelby Co., Ohio and died there 1894. 1850 census of Ohio shows Martha STRALEY,90 b.NJ, and Hezekiah STOUT, 23 b.VA, in household with Simeon and Elizabeth BABCOCK. Were these relatives of Elizabeth? Appreciate any help, Linda Sayre <>
  21. Need date/place of death of Doddridge County resident, John E. KINNEY'S son, George (dob 1819),George's wife, Mary J.(dob ca 1821) Pat Pulasky <>
  22. Looking for parents of Mary BOND b. 26APR1850, m. John E PRATT, Tyler Co, d. 24Oct1894.Looking for parents of Mary BOND b. 26APR1850, m. John E PRATT, Tyler Co, d. 24Oct1894.
  23. Frances (Fanny) CAMPBELL (b.1864 d. April 16,1907) Wife of Levi Campbell of Barbour Co.. Would like to find Fanny's parents or any information pertaining to her marriage. Levi (b.Oct. 8,1857d. Sept. 11, 1940) was the son of Reuben Campbell and Elizabeth Lame/Lamb? Campbell. Clark Allan Jordan <>
  24. I am researching the lines of Henrich "Henry" WALDECK who married Mary SLEETH, daughter of David W. SLEETH Sr. and Catherine CARPENTER. Henry/Heinrich and Mary were my GGGG grandparents. I have much information on the WALDECK lines as it moved from WV to eastern KY (Lawrence County). Please e-mail me at and visit my web page at Jesse Moore
  25. Can anyone furnish a clue as to the parents of WILLIAM NAY b. 26 Nov 1806, d. 4 May 1885 and his wife ELIZABETH BATES, b Oct 1809, d. 19 Jan 1871. I believe William was born in Marion Co but lived and died in Harrison Co. When and where were they married? Their children were: Emeline, b. 1830; Nancy m. Henry HARBERT 17 Jan 1869 in Doddridge Co ; Armistead Marion; Thomas; Elizabeth E. b. 16 Oct 1839, d. 4 Nov 1882, m. Elisha Plath HALL 27 Mar 1859; Rachel b. about 1840, d. before 1885, m. Fielding NAY 19 June 1859 in Harrison Co.; Joseph NAY b. 1842; Sarah Jane b. 3 May 1844, d. 30 Sep 1900, m. Fabeus Eugenius HALL 3 Dec 1863 Harr. Co; Anne C.; Mary b. about 1834, d. 10 Apr 1854, m. Peter CRIM Jr. about 1852; William Washington b. 28 May 1850, d. 7 Jul 1923, m. Sarah A. MORGAN 27 Oct 1872. Any information on this family will be appreciated. Charlotte Fleming
  26. Searching for the parents of Eliza CRITES (b. 7/26/1826, d. 5/1878, Gilmer Co.), wife of William FRYMIRE (m. 1847). Most references list her parents as Jonas & Catherine McVANEY CRITES (Jonas was son of Jacob, grandson of Philip & Isabelah Sivelo Crites); however, I think she may have been the daughter of Onias/Ananias and Martha McVANEY CRITES -- Ananias was son of Philip Jr. (d. 1823). Both Jonas and Ananias lived near one another per the 1850 Barbour Co. census. Secondly, am looking for information about IsaacCOON. His daughter Sarah (b. 1822, d. 1890, Calhoun Co.) married first George BASNETT (m. 1840, Basnettsville, Monongalia Co.), second George DAVIS; she was living in Harrison Co. in 1840. Diane Stewart (
  27. Looking for parents of Adam FLESHER b. ca 1814 Lewis Co. WV. Wife's name unkown. Went west by1830, eventualy settling in Buchanan Co. MO 1850. Other relate names JANES. Willam H. JANES b. ca 1800-10 Lewis or Pendelton Co. WV. Need info on wife and parents.
  28. SLEETH, TARVIN. Need birthplace of Richard Whitney Tarvin, b 27 May, 1849; also his wife, Mary Lovina (SLEETH), b 5-18-1851 whose parnts were Samuel and Jane (MONTGOMERY) Tarvin. Richard W. as son first appeared in 1850 Campbell Co, KY census as 1 yr old, son of Edmond and Parthena (TARVIN) TARVIN. Any information re TARVIN family will be appreciated Will exchange information. Faye L. Tarvin, 1019 Kenmore Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Does anyone have a SLEETH-TARVIN connection? ...Lolita (Thayer) Guthrie, 123 N. Grove St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
  29. SARAH C. COTTRILL m. Morris/Maurice WHITE died in 1905 at age 58. Harrison Co. Death record says her parents were "Alexan." and Catharine Cottrill. I cannot locate a Catharine and Alexander Cottrill. Any information on Sarah's parentage would be appreciated. Paul Pettit
  30. WILLIAMS, John, wife Barbara VARNER died in 1853. John supposedly remarried. Children of John & Barbara-Henry, Mary, Solomon, Philip, David, Addison, Franklin, & Abel. Does anyone have info on who John's second wife was and where he went? Would appreciate any information about Prudence. Marilyn <>
  31. Would like marriage/death info on children of WILLIAMS, John Branner & Olive MCNEAMER. Children: Lura Blanche m. Marion Howes; Roy E; Charles Fred; Hattie B.; and Bessie E. Marilyn <>
  32. CUTRIGHT who married John CURTIS 15 May 1817 in Lewis Co. (Book 1 Page 3). They had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Isaac McNEMAR. 2. Looking for any info on William PRINGLE and wife Nellie ROLLINS. Don CUTRIGHT <>
  33. I am searching for information on Henry HINZMAN, son of Henry and Charity(COON) HINZMAN. The information that I have says he was born on March 20, 1803 and that he married Mary STARCHER, daughter of John and Jane STARCHER. He is listed as one of the children in his father Henry's will, but no where do I find any record of his death or burial. I am a descendent of his son Thomas C. HINZMAN who married Christiana HENLINE who moved to Jackson County, WV. There is a story in our family that says that Henry, Jr. killed a man in a dispute over a line fence and had to leave Lewis county hurriedly! Does anyone there know of this? Where did he go? From a deed dated September 1865, I know that Henry HINZMAN, Jr has died, because it states that "since the making of the said contract, the said Henry HINZMAN, father of the said Thomas HINZMAN , as also the said John J. HINZMAN, Have departed this life." Any clues? Thank you,Brenda J. WITT
  34. Henson Leonard STOUT, b: Abt. 1827, married Mary Jane SWEARINGEN, b: Abt. 1829, 20 Feb. 1845 in Barbour County, WV. Henson's parents were Leonard and Rachel (HOFF) STOUT. Interested in finding any information about parents and siblings of Mary Jane SWEARINGEN. Children of Henson Leonard and Mary Jane (SWEARINGEN) STOUT were: Nancy Ann STOUT, b: 19 Aug. 1847, d: 7 Aug. 1896, m: George Louis PITMAN 9 Mar. 1865. Rachel STOUT, b: Abt. 1850, m: Thomas W. WILSON. All in Barbour County, WV. Rollie Neal
  35. My 2nd Great Grandfather on maternal side, Isaac PITMAN, married Elizabeth Jane GOLDSBOROUGH. Elizabeth was born 13 Jan. 1834 at New Market, Frederick County, MD and died 3 Jun. 1913 at Weston, Lewis County, WV. It appears that Isaac and Elizabeth were divorced (No Record) around 1865 and Elizabeth remarried to Floyd Neely BONNELL, son of Charles and Jane (MARTIN) BONNELL. What happened to Isaac PITMAN? Have been unable to locate any more information about Isaac. His parents are buried in Pitman Cemetery in Barbour County, WV. Isaac's parents were Joel Currence and Sarah (CURRENCE) PITMAN. Rollie Neal
  36. Winfield Scott SMITH and Ocena LEMASTERS were m. in about 1870's. Their first child, Chester Arther SMITH was born, May 13, 1899. We believe that was in Wetzel County. Any info on this family appreciated. Hugh SMITH <>
  37. Looking for Eleanor ROBINSON born July 15, 1812 in Brook County, West Virgina. Married John Rubie TALLENTIRE in August 1838. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Andrea Tallentire Watkins <trkidick@alpha.>. 510 N. Cable Road Lima, Ohio 45805
  38. Boston NOSLER was living in Giles County ( 1810 census). I am searching for information on his wife, children, and place of his death. also spelled NASLER, NAUSLAR, NOZLER, NADLER. Irving Blabon <>
  39. Do you have any information on an Issac FLEMING? Approx. date of birth 1790's. Married twice. First time to a Francis PHILLIPS. Second time to Sarah HISER. I am interested in trying to find names of Issac FLEMING's parents and place of birth. I know he is buried in Frenchton WV, Upshur Co. Would be interested in contacting anyone working on Fleming name. E-Mail any information to: Connie Waldeck <waldeck@SPARCC.OHIO.GOV>
  40. TAYLOR family legend speaks of 3 to 5 TAYLOR brothers coming to America just after the Rev. War. They spread out, one settling in W VA, some in VA, one in TX. I think my ancestor Thomas TAYLOR b ~1780 VA is likely son of one of these TAYLOR brothers. He and his wife "Milley" lived in Sumner CO. TN in 1820-30. He died 1839 she moved to KY. Ideas? Joe A Taylor Box 1852 Glasgow, KY 42142 14 Nov 1996 <>
  41. Searching for any family of Lot ROBINSON who apparently came to Harrison Co. around 1800 with a brother, John. Their father had immigrated from England and settled in Maryland where both Lot and John were born. John married Mary CUNNINGHAM d/o Adam CUNNINGHAM. John and Mary had following children: John (Jehu) b. 1814, Amelia, Ara, Washington, Noah, Joshua, and Rebecca. Need to know the wife and children of Lot. My gr gr gr grandfather was Nelson ROBINSON, b. 1809 in VA but don't know about his parents. Also, because the children, grand- children etc, of John ROBINSON include the names of Nelson and Marshall, I feel that perhaps Nelson was the s/o Lot ROBINSON. Nelson m. Catherine LANCE 28 Jan 1833 Lewis Co. Catherine was the d/o George LANCE and Mary Francis WOODFORD of Lewis and then Barbour Co. Nelson and Catherine had the following children: Marshall b. 1834, Cecelia b. 1837, Elam Cummings b. 1840 d. 1865, George Washington b. 1844, and Rachel b. 1846, all in Lewis Co. Marshall m. Sarah FLOYD, Elam m. Almyra MARPLE (my gr gr grandparents), and Rachel m. Jesse D. BUMGARDNER of Harrison Co., WV. Can find no trace of Nelson and Catherine, Marshall, or George after the 1860 Upshur Co. census. Any help greatly appreciated. Melinda LARSON
  42. A friend of mine had an ancestor, JANE DELONG, who purchased Scioto County, Ohio property from her father, SIMON DELONG, and her step-mother, CATHERINE HAMMETT MOORE as recorded Jan 12, 1852 in Portsmouth, Ohio. JANE DELONG reported to be the youngest daughter of SIMON DELONG'S 1st marriage. JANE DELONG born prior to Dec 25, 1827 (date of Simon's & Catherine's marriage). Need information on JANE DELONG'S mother, spouse, descendants, place of death, etc. PAUL_FRAZIER@PCUSA.ORG
  43. My GF John B. SHIPMAN was in the 1st Va Infantry and was captured in 1863. Haven't found data as to when he was released and where he went.Know he married in Ill in 1872 and went to Iowa and then on to WA Need Birth info and parents info. Al DaCosta
  44. Looking for info on my gg grandparents Isaac GOFF (b 11 Feb 1795) in VA m. Polly REYNOLDS of VA; had 8 children all born in KY. Any lead will be of great help. Linda Williams <>
  45. Seek father of George WESTFALL. George had son, Alexander, who m Priscilla BARNES, d/o Sylvanus BARNES, RW soldier. Alexander and his wife moved to Athens Co, OH, after George's death, later were in Knox Co, IL, where Alexander died and is buried in the Westfall Cemetery. His wife went with their son Sylvanus BARNES WESTFALL to Clarke Co., IA, where she is buried in the Smyrna Friends Cemetery. I tend to believe George is s/o Jacob WESTFALL, as George's oldest son was also named Jacob, but definitely was not the Jacob who m. Sydney. Vikki H. Highfield <>
  46. Elizabeth HORNER 1/m John BEASLEY, 1848; 2/m ____ QUEEN, c 1868, and was living in Upshur Co in 1870. Seeki8ng info on Elizabeth and husbands. Diane S. Miller <>
  47. Any and all information on Peter DUNCAN from Mason count, WV. Born somewhere around 1822. father was from Virginia. His wife is Elizabeth J Born approximately 1825. They had 3 children. Ron Duncan <>
  48. I am seeking information on the family of William WRIGHT, Sr., b. 1797 and Nancy CARROLL, b. 1803, probably in Monongalia Co. Two of their known children were William WRIGHT, Jr. and Nathan WRIGHT. Nathan was born in 1833 probably in Harrison Co. Any information would be appreciated. Charlotte Fleming <>
  49. I'm looking for information on the Rowe Family, mainly the parents of Joseph Rowe (Roe, Rau, Raugh. Row & etc) born about 1790. Married (Betsy) Plymale. Sharon Rowe <>
  50. Any info on Benjamin ALLMAN Sr. b: l780 Del. New Castle, lived in WV 1860 Wood Cty, fed census. Lived in Marshall Cty during 1820's. Do not know where he is burried. No parents listed. Looking for which ALLMAN family he belongs to. Wife Mary McCULLOUGH b: 1794 Pa. d: 27 Nov. 1868 buried Roberts Ridge. Parents: John McCULLOUGH, Lydia HICKMAN. No other info on siblings. No birth record found yet. Which McCULLOUGH family does she belong to? Father John may be born 1766? Lydia born Jan. 1768. I am also researching the following: NORRIS, HOOD, MATHENY, HEADLEY, SOMMER, MATHEWS, RHINE/RINE, HUNTER, James Stalnaker married to Martha ALLMAN. For the time being Allman and McCullough are my main objective then the others will follow. Mary Ann Zervos <>
  51. I am told but cannot prove that Harvey COLEMAN's parents are Daniel COLEMAN and Betheny ADKINS of Pike CO, KY. I have problems with this because Harvey's birth place in the 1880 census is listed as VA and by the age I est him b. 1854. In 1860 and 1870 census for Pike Co, KY the son Harvey is listed and would have been b. abt 1852. Are Daniel and Betheny truly the parents? Is this the same Harvey? Guess you see my dilemna? Thank you and Aloha, Cheryl Coleman Malo <73623.2215@CompuServe.COM>
  52. I am looking for marriage records of: John M. WILSON b. 1813 and Sarah REED b. 1816 probably married around 1835. Also, Thomas Smallwood WILSON b. 1784 who m. Hannah CAMP b. 1798. Candice Becknell <>
    • John H. MCVANEY b. abt. 1815 m. ??????
    • Marietta McVaney abt. 1841 Lewis Co.
    • Lorenzo Dow McVANEY abt. 1844 Lewis Co. m. Columbia A. SNIDER
    • Josiah McVANEY abt 1848 Upshur Co.
    • Antonley McVANEY abt 1849 Upshur Co.
    • Luvilla McVANEY abt 1852 Upshur Co. m. 1st. Perry SNIDER; 2nd Marshall WYANT/WIANT
    • Sena Jane McVANEY abt 1858 Upshur Co.
    Were their parents Christopher and Mary McVANEY? Who was John's wife? Beckie Brogie <>
  53. Susan SANDERS/SAUNDERS b. 1837 Nelson Co. VA m. 1st Benjamin JOHNSON, was murdered by a slave in 1858, 2nd Joab SNIDER. After Ben JOHNSON was murdered Susan appears in the 1860 census with Frederick SANDERS b. 1836 and James D. SANDERS both born in Nelson Co. VA., along with her two children. They must be her brothers, but who were their parents? Any info appreciated. Beckie Brogie <>
  54. Searching for the marriage of Asberry POLING and Eunice CHANNELL in the late 1840's. Looking for Asberry's death believed to have occurred in the Meadowview area of Barbour County in 1865. Orphaned children, Henry, Elias, Caroline, and Margaret were banished to northern Missouri. Any help would be appreciated. Wayne Kuntze <>, 1S700 Blakewood Ct, Winfield, Ill 60190
  55. Looking for Doddridge County JONES, William (Doctor) Married to Marsha or Martha. On the 1880 Census Appeared twenty years later residing in Marion County (Mannington) with a new wife. I need more info of any kind except names of his children. I have those. Sharon Burress <>
  56. ROBERT PINE married MARY CAMMOCK in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1795. I am interested in information as to Mary's parents or family members. Larry Pine <>
  57. A number of families from Central West Virginia migrated to Edwards Co., IL from 1830-1855; BURR, BUTCHER, BYRNE, GOULD, GIBSON, HUFFMAN, JACK, KNOWLTON, LEACH, LOUGH, MORGAN, PHILLIPS, RICE, ROOT, RUDE, SHURTLEFF, SIMS and WYATT, among them. David Sears RUDE (1812-1879) and Purtamia BRAKE RUDE (1821-1893) were married 20 Oct 1837 (possibly Lewis Co., VA). They named one of their sons Randall Hyre RUDE, indicating some possible connection to the HYRE family in Central West Virginia. Does the name of either parent look familiar to you as being descended from the HYRE family. Terry HARPER <>
  58. Looking for any information on MCCONN surname in West Virginia (Virginia). Robert L. McConn <>
  59. Researching John M. MUSGRAVE m. Jane LAKE, his father Job/John m. Isabel WATTS, his father Elijah. Seeking any marriage/birth/death info confirming this lineage. Norm SECHREST <>
  60. Information on Samuel S GOODWIN 1825 - 1921, wife Malinda Ann COLE and their children: Omer S, Appie G LAWSON, Charles B, Sabra G POST, Martha G WILFONG, Artie G HART, and Ocy G STRALEY to share. Virginia POARCH <>
  61. Seeking parents of, date and place of birth and death of Cain HOOVER. Know he married Susan(nah) KEISTER, 17-Jun-1830, Greenbrier Co., VA. Later moved to Braxton Co. Cain is buried next to Susan in the Arch Hoover Cemetery, Bug Ridge, Braxton Co., WV
  62. Does anyone have informaton on the WEESE families of Hampshire/Hardy Co (W)VA? Peter, George and Michael WEESE were in the VA Line in the Rev War, all were born on the South Branch of the Potomac; Peter and Michael ended up in TN and George in Jackson Co OH. Thanks for any clues. Carren Bragg <>
  63. From 1817-1819, the following families from Wood Co., VA, previously from Monongalia, Harrison and other Central West Virginia Counties, migrated to Edwards County, IL: BEAUCHAMP, DEPUTY, DYER/DYAR, GIBBONS/GIBBENS, MELROSE, RIGG, TAVENNER and TOWNLEY. I would like to exchange information with others interested in these families. Terry L. HARPER, 25 N. Fifth St., Albion, IL 62806-1021. My e-mail address is
  64. Researching TASKER'S and GUSEMAN's in WVA. Large data base willing to share infomation. Eric Lavins <>
  65. My wife is from the Thomas HALL line Born: 1749 in Duck Creek, Delaware Died: May 14, 1825 in Harrison County, Virginia Married: Elizabeth DICKINSON in 1767. Will share. Will Moneymaker <>
  66. John C. WOODYARD m. Hanna LEE; Sgt. Major Henley WOODYARD m. Sara WISEMAN; Elza WOODYARD m. Perry GAWTHROP. Locations: Wood County, WV and Pruntytown, Taylor County, WV Dates: 1844, 1874-1939 (Don't know anything between 1844 and 1874) What I would like to know is this: 1. Hanna LEE was the sister of Gen. Henry "Light-Horse Harry" LEE. So Elza Woodyard Gawthrop was Robert E. Lee's second cousin. Are there any members that have information on the Lee family that might help us figure out who Perry GAWTHROP or Sara WISEMAN was? 2. Is there a history of Light-Horse Harry that delves into his family line, that someone can point me to? 3. Sgt Maj. WOODYARD served in the War of 1812, are there records from that war that might show his spouse perhaps? 4. Elza Woodyard Gawthrop also reportedly had a Great-Uncle that was a leading figure in the American Revolution, who that was I don't know. Paternal, Maternal? WOODYARD, LEE, WISEMAN, GAWTHROP? Craig Wiseman <>
  67. According to the 1880 Barbour census under (U027) HARVEY, John M. & Elizabeth (HASKINS?) Harvey, FILThomas HASKINS is living with them, age 80. I'm trying to find WHERE & WHEN this guy died?? (if he ever did?) The only ref I have to Barbour Co. is Mary S. Coffman's Book of Deaths 1853-1919. Naturally he's not in it!! If anyone can find something on this Thomas HASKINS, born Albemarle Co. VA c-1800-01 (and even his dau Elizabeth HASKINS HARVEY death date & place) I would appreciate it. I've about given up on this guy!! (He's on the 1850 Lewis County census). Doug Garman <>
  68. I am interested in tracing my family history. I am in Omaha, Nebraska orginally from Clarksburg names that I have but no details are Ellison, Dennison, Woods, Miller, Carpenter and Dawson. Sam Hyman <>
  69. Looking for descendants of George W. BUSH & Catherine SHINN that was married 14 Jun 1851 in Jackson County. She was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Ann (HYDE) SHINN. Also, looking for descendants of Benjamin F. CASTO (b1797) Randolph Co. WV. He had two wives: 11 children by Sarah C. SHINN, and one known child by Mary JEFFERS. Updating the Ira L. Swiger's book. Any info at all on these big family would be appreciated. Danny JENKINS <>
  70. Looking for information on the parents of John Cyrus TAYLOR. Parents were John Henning and Sarah Jane (BAKER) TAYLOR from Botetourt, Co. Va. John Cyrus TAYLOR (11/09/1862-10/20/1924) married Elcany WILLIAMS (10/10/1867-3/23/1950)on 2/21/1884. These people were from Twenty Mile, West Virginia and had 12 children, one of which was my husbands grandfather. Any info on John H. and Sarah J. would be appreciated. If anyone needs info on John C. and Elcany to present, I have it. Candace TAYLOR <>
  71. My GGgrandmother was Evaline AIREY (AIRY) b. ca. 1833 at Ireland, Lewis Co., WVa. She married William BROWN b. 1824 at Greenbrier Co., WVa. They were married in Greenbrier Co., 14 Mar 1850, and are shown on the census there. I was hoping that her parents or some relatives would be in Lewis Co., but guess they had moved on. I don't know who her parents were, but could possibly have been Charles AIREY and Unknown HAMMER? The AIREY family migrated, I believe, from Maryland to WVa., and there were quite a few of them around Greenbrier, etc., on the 1850 census. There was also a Cutlip AIREY at one point in history, so I would assume the AIREY's and CUTLIP families got together somewhere along the line. Betty Allen <>
  72. Searching the family of Harvey Thomas COLEMAN, b. 1854. He married Leitha Angeline BIRD in Clay Co, Wv in 1872. Known children all b. Clay Co: Victoria COLEMAN b. Clay Co 1874; Floyd Elmer COLEMAN b. 1876 m. Bertha Emaline McBRIDE; Luther Lee COLEMAN b. 1878; Hanna E. COLEMAN b. 1881; Sylvester COLEMAN b. 1884, married Matilda SORENSEN; Ocie COLEMAN b. 1886; Ida F. COLEMAN b. 1894; Robert E. COLEMAN b. 1896, died young; Alminda COLEMAN b. 1899 married a MILLER and still living in 1960 in Gauley Bridge. Who were Harvey's parents? Any info on this family is appreciated. Cheryl Coleman Malo, PO Box 965, Kailua, HI 96734 <>
  73. Seek connections to the following: POWERS, Major. b: 1753 at Morgantown, VA, married: Mary PETTIJON; d: 1795 at Taylor Co., VA. also researching: POWERS, William b: Oct 1776 at Harrison Co. VA; married: Rebecca JONES; d: in Henry Co., Indiana. Becky OLSON <>
  74. Can anyone provide any info on the parents, siblings, or history on Samuel LEWIS (1855--1928) bur. Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery, Ten Mile, WV. He m. Dora B. SMITH, Lewis Co., WV. dau. of Nathan SMITH and Christina CUTRIGHT. Don CUTRIGHT <>
  75. Looking for names of parents of John RIFFLE and Amanda CONRAD. John was 23 and Amanda 21 when they were married 19 Nov 1858 in Braxton Co. Carren Bragg
  76. I am particularly interested in the following individual: Francinah ADDAMS, b 18 Aug 1759, Romney, Hampshire, VA; d 23 May 1839, Ringold, Pickaway, OH [3081] Married: Tunis (Anthony) PETTERS; m bef 1777, Romney, Hampshire, VA. Their Children: James, Phillip, Samuel, Abigail, Catherine Cata, Deborah, Gershom Moore, Tunis, Mahlon, Permilia, Jonathan Lindon, John Ad(d)ams, and Absalom Ad(d)ams PETTERS. I have been told that Francinah is somehow related to the presidential ADAMS family but have been unable to make the connection. Robert WILEY
  77. I am looking for the parents of William KNAPP. He lived with wife Julia HUFNNER and family in Lewis County during the 1860 Census (#430) and 1870 Census (#159). Children George, James W., Mary Margaret (md. DAFT), Sarah (md. RIGGLEMAN), Victoria (md. TACY), William J. and Thomas E. William and Julia were married 2 Sept 1852 in Randolph County. LuAnn Sturms
  78. Looking for death date of John R. BEALLE, son of George H. BEALLE, sometime between 1880 and 1900, when his wife Mary is listed as head of household in 1900 Lewis Co. census as a widow. Carren BRAGG
  79. This informational query was submitted in response to a posting by Debbie Malec. It pertains to the COON and COZAD families. Follow this link for the query. To respond, please contact either Debbie MALEC or David COON
  80. Seek any information about Isaac EDDY who was in Jane Lew High School, Jane Lew, WV, in 1920. For further information about Isaac and his siblings, follow this link. Cindy CRAWFORD
  81. Does anyone have info on a Samuel, John or Alexander CORBIT found in Bath Co. census 1820,30 & 40? Believe they are related to Jane CORBIT who m. Samuel EDMONDS abt 1835 Bath Co. Va & later res. in Lewis Co. WVa. Also found a report of a death for a John W. EDMONDS who d 14 Oct 1821 at Winchester, VA. Samuel EDMONDS' son, John W. EDMONDS, was not born yet. Wonder who this John W. Edmonds is. I have also found another Samuel CORBIT. In the 1850 Lewis Co. census at the age of 63 which would be okay to be the father of Jane CORBIT. So..does anyone have info on the Samuel CORBIT on the 1850 Lewis Co. census? Debbie MALEC
  82. I am hoping you can help me locate the family members of these women. Each of these women served in the West Virginia Legislature between 1923 and 1970. I've tried to provide as much information as I could about them. In many instances, I do not know if they had children. My intention is to try and interview decendents of these women. I am working on my Ph.D. in Political Science at WVU. This information is for a book on a history of women in the WV Legislature. JoABoggess
    • 1) Anna (Johnson) Gates -- Born in East Bank and her parents and grandparents were Kanawha county natives. Married to Tom Gates. Elected to the House of Delegates from Kanawha County in 1922.
    • 2) Nell W. Walker -- elected to the house of delegates in 1936 from Winona, Fayette County. Walker was a vice president and assistant cashier for The Winona National Bank in Fayette county. She served 18 years in the Legislature before being appointed by Governor William C. Marland as the state's banking commissioner in 1955. She returned to the Legislature in 1958 and died in office in 1962.
    • 3) Elizabeth Simpson Drewery of Northfork (McDowell County). Daughter of H. Grant and Katherine (Douglass) Simpson. Public school teacher. Married William H. Drewery, one daughter Lucille Lillian (Mrs. A. O. Ganaway). Elected in 1950.
    • 4) Mrs. Minnie Buckingham Harper. Elected in 1928 from McDowell County. Born in Winfield, Putnam County on May 15, 1886. Married E. Howard Harper.
    • 5) Mrs. Jackie (Neubert) Withrow of Sophia. Born March 28, 1918, at Mabscott. Daughter of Charles Frank and Willie Lee (Flanagan) Neubert. Married April 20, 1943 to William W. Withrow. Elected to the House from Raleigh County in 1960.
    • 6) Betty Kathryn (Head) Baker. Born September 18, 1919 in Thomas, WV. Daughter of Harry Davis Head and Kathryn Agnes (Higgins) Head. Married Donald Jefferson Baker. Children Martha (Mrs. Robert J.) Freeman, Stephen and Twins Donald Jefferson Jr. and Susan. Elected to the Senate in 1964.
  83. Joseph BOOHER (1818-1876) married Jane DEVIESE in 1832 in Lewis Co. She died ca 1841. I found two references to Joseph in Lewis Co. court records but have been unable to connect him to other BOOHERS living around Lewis. Any info. regarding Joseph's parents or other family would be appreciated. Ann BOOHER DOLCH,
  84. I have much info regarding the SPAUR family in Lewis and surrounding counties. I would like to contact other SPAUR researchers to add to my info and to share what I already have. JohnSPAUR, 4013 Wadsworth Rd., S. Euclid, Ohio 44121 PH: 216-382-5565
  85. Would like to communicate with anyone researching JACOB JACOBS who died in Harrison Co in 1803. This includes surnames of married daughters, GIFFORD, HARBERT, PLUM, BENNETT, and FRAZER.Caryl SIMPSON
  86. Seeking information on Peter STALMAN, bc 1799 in Harrison Co., m. Jane HOLBERT, bc 1812. They settled in Lewis Co. where 8 of their children were born, moving on between 1842 and 1846 to Gilmer Co. They appear in Calhoun Co 1860 census. Louise FENDRICH
  87. Can anyone help with this search? Bernard Thomas WOODRING, b 8/1914, d7/23/1951, Father Gilbert W. WOODRING, b 9-15-1892, Wirt co., W. Va., d 6-6-1969 Bellevue, Ohio. Mother Lillie Oceola RUBLE WOODRING, b 11-10-1888, Wirt Co., W. Va., d 5-8-1961, Norwalk, Ohio. Sisters: Flossie Jane, Blanche Oceola, Lucy Alivivian. Brother: Odrey Delbert WOODRING. Married: Geraldine WESTFALL, one daughter, Mildred. Geraldine died of a heart attack at 18 years old. Married: Francis CASEY, one son Bernard Carl (approx. 1941) and one daughter, Linda. Bernard worked at the Colgate, Palmolive, Peat soap factory. He was murdered by gunshot, July 23, 1951 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Buried in the New Albany National Cemetery, which is just outside Jeffersonville, Indiana. Wanted: Newspaper accounts of murder, trial of murderer, sentencing, and obituary. Wanted: Copies of birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificates, and any military service records. Would like to contact any of the children of Bernard Thomas WOODRING as they would be my first cousins. Contact Donna "Jean" Roberts MOFFITT.
  88. PRUNTY, Elmore b.1831 m. Mary C. B. 1841. Seeking info on their life--marriage, death, and parents, etc. My wife descends from them to Homer PRUNTY b.1871 of Ritchie Co WVA m. Lenora JONES, to Mary Lenora PRUNTY b.1897 WVA m. Dorsey Roy RHOADS b. 1917 d. 1974. Doug LINTON
  89. Researching Jos. ROBBINS Married to Nancy KORTRIGHT June 4 1836. Son: Jesse Franklin ROBBINS, b.Feb29,1840 Shinnston(?)area. Married Esmerelda WHITE b.Sep27,1848. Any help greatly appreciated. Seeking information on parents of Uriah MODESITT (1775-1864) of Harrison Co. Father Charles died Barbour Co. 1830. Mother Frances BYRNES. email:
  90. My ancestors were Henry STEINBECK, b. 1801 and Julia CAPITO b. 1808; John Caldwell TAYLOR, Sr b. 1873 in Braxton Co. His mother was Cassie SHEILDS. He was married to Martha Ellen RATLIFF, and her mother was Elizabeth Catherine GAY. I know next to nothing about the Taylors or the Ratliffs or the Gays or the Shields families. Can someone point me to them? Many thanks. Paul FRAZIER
  91. Mary (WISEMAN) BRAGG, b. ca. 1827, Taylor Co., (W)VA was daughter of Francis and Phebe WISEMAN. I'm looking a family group of Francis and Phebe---and for Phebe's maiden name. Anybody else have this family? Carren BRAGG
  92. >Looking for death date of John R. BEALLE, son of George H. BEALLE, sometime between 1880 and 1900, when his wife Mary is listed as head of household in 1900 Lewis Co. census as a widow. Carren BRAGG
  93. Searching for information on my gr-gr-grandmother, Elizabeth HOLMES (prob born Monroe Co). She married Henry Alexander BOSTICK 30 Jun 1852. He was killed in battle in Giles Co VA in 1864. Elizabeth married 2nd Overton REID 22 Apr 1870 in Kanawha Co. They moved to either Jackson or Wirt Co. Charlotte FLEMING
  94. Mary RICHARDS m. Francis KING 14 Feb 1800/Harrison Co Susannah RICHARDS m John WAGGONER 19 Feb 1799 (bond 16 Feb 1798) - Mary and Susannah were sisters and the heirs of Paul RICHARDS who was killed by Indians in 1782 near Richards Fort. John RUNYON was Susannah's guardian. What connection was there between the RUNYON and RICHARDS family? Who was Paul RICHARDS' wife? Was she a RUNYON? Who were children of Francis and Mary RICHARDS KING? I have the children of Susannah and John. Joy Joy Stalnaker
  95. Seek death date of Noah HYRE, 1 Apr 1856, Upshur Co, and m. Harriet Jane WEAVER. He is on the 1890 census in Braxton County and in 1897 Harriet remarries to Simeon C. HITT according to research completed by Cary WILLIAMS. The date on his tombstone is illegible. John HYRE
  96. I am looking for anything on MATTHEW,SPURLOCK and FURR. I belong to Gilmer Co. Historical Society and have given them information on the MATTHEWs of Gilmer Co. Silas Matthew my grandfather was born at Newbern WV. If I could be of help to you please let me know. I have visited the courthouse and copied the land records of the MATTHEW's. The information is for any one who is interested. There is going to be a MATTHEW reunion at Veteran's Park next to V.A. Hospital Clarksburg, WV July 7,1996. For information contact: Jean Matthew Calvert P.O. Box 323,Philippi, WV 26416, phone 304-457-3165 or Mae Matthew MESSENGER 5291/2 W. pike St. Clarksburg, WV 26301, phone 304-622-4274. Robert MATTHEW
  97. Looking for info. on an Edwin E. WHITE lived in Charleston, WV, in the 1940s. He is my grandfather and trying to find my roots too. Any info would help. Please e-mail to jobes@
  98. Looking for information on a revolutionary war land grant for Thomas ALLTOP, circa 1787-1789, most likely located in Harrison County, WV. Any family information would be greatly appreciated. Topper.
  99. Is there anyone who is doing research on the LAMBERT family of Harrison Co,WV, and Green Co/Monore Co, OH? I am especially interested in ANNA Lambert who m. Benjamin HOLDEN on 27 Jun 1802 and HANNAH Lambert who m William L. DAVIS 12 APR 1790. Are they sisters? ANNA LAMBERT HOLDEN had a daughter, HANNAH who married ISAAC STOUT 10 Mar 1808. Charlotte FLEMING
  100. Edward WARD, maybe named John Edward WARD, b ca 1764-65, where? m. Nancy SHALL/SHAUL, d/o whom? Their children: 1) Andrew, b 15 Apr 1802, VA, m 21 Nov 1823 Sarah MARSH, d 4 Feb 1858, Madison Co, OH; 2) Emely, b 22 May 1805, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)V, m 14 Sep 1824 James PAULL, d 14 Sep 1841, Urbana, OH 3) Elizabeth, b 6 Oct 1808, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)V, m 6 Jul 1832 Thomas LOWE, d 2 Nov 1897, Urbana, OH 4) Sophia, b 29 Aug 1809, Clarksburg, m 11 Jun ?? Alfred LOWE, d 20 Nov 1899, Urbana. 5) Mary Ann, b 9 Jul 1813, Clark Co, IN, m 2 Mar 1843 John KISNER, d 1 May 1907, Wabash, IN 6) Delila, b 21 Jun 1814, no additional info 7) William, b 1 Dec 1817, no additional info 8) Hannah, b 23 Dec 1821, m 29 Mar 1838 James McVEY, d 25 Aug 1904, Poweshiek Co, IA 9) Sarah Jane, b 28 Oct 1825, Champaign Co, OH (to Delaware Co, IN as an infant) m 13 Dec 1849 Abner HESS, d 3 Feb 1908, Hartford City, IN Edward/John ? WARD (1764-1863/Iowa), was the father of either 10 or 14 children, depending on which obituary of three of his daughters you read. All three obits say each of the daughters was born in Clarksburg. Although it is proven that the three girls were sisters, two name the father as Edward and that of the youngest names the parents as John WARD and Nancy SHAUL. The girls were all born between 1805 and 1810. Only once in the 99 years of his life does Edward appear on the census - in 1820 in Champaign County, OH; ca 1827 he was gound guilty of insolvency anad sent to jail for his debts for a few years. These, and his tombstone in Iowa, are the only proofs of this man's existence. There is also a claim that he served in the War of 1812. We have been unable to locate him on any muster roll in either (W)V or Ohio. He is not on any land tax records or tithables in Harrison County, 1782-1800. I've check the South Branch counties and Rockingham County where allied families of his children were - NOTHING. He is NOT on the tax lists 1800-1810 in Harrison County, VA. Allied families include ELLSWORTH, RICHARDS, RUNYON, SHAUL AND RAGAN - families which lived in the West Milford-Good Hope area of Harrison. Portions of all these families later moved to Champaign County, OH. Research indicates that he is not of the William WARD family, also of the same area. Nor does he appear to be connected to the Israel WARD family. There is a Cornelius WARD in the same area of Harrison on the tithables sporadically 1782-1791. Also a Cornelius WARD on land tax records in Hardy County, (W)V, during the same period. Father and son???? Same person running back and forth across the mountians? Who was Cornelius? Could he have been Edward/John's father? There is also an Abijah WARD in Harrison County who married Rhoda DENHAM, d/o John, in 1786. Any clues to who he might be?? A John WARD m. Sophia REGEN/REGAN 28 Apr 1777 in Harrison County. Edward WARD had a daughter named Sophia. Might this be the "real" name of Edward? Who was this John WARD? Also who was William WARD, father of Nancy WARD, who m. Peter SHAUL in 1808 in Harrison County? What connection, if any, might he have had to Nancy SHAUL mentioned in the obituary of the daughter of Edward/John? Also, there appears to be a connection between these WARD families and John and Cornelius LYON. Any assistance with any of these problems would be greatly appreciated. Although this is not my line, I have spent considerable time over the past several years trying to solve this problem for a friend. Joy Stalnaker
  101. Seek info on above mentioned Edward WARD, possibly b. MD or VA. 3 ch. b. Harrison Co. VA WV 1805-1808-1809. To Champaign/Clark/Madison Co., OH ca. 1813. More ch. b. there. He sold land to Joel STONE in Clark Co., OH 1821. Was insolvent there in 1825. Possibly to IN ca. 1825. Can't locate him in any census after 1820 in Clark Co., OH, though there was an Edward WARD in Champaign Co. 1840 and 1850. Don't think they were same person. Have sought the parents for this Edward WARD for over 15 years. He is buried in Poweshiek Co., IA on plot with his da. Hannah WARD McVEY. If anyone can share ANYTHING that might help, will be overjoyed. Thanks. Anita FIEDLER
  102. Searching for information on Rev. Benjamin HOLDEN and Rev. Alexander C. HOLDEN. I know they were active in Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer and possibly Taylor Counties. Rev. Benjamin was preacher at the Broad Run Baptist Church. I know there were more than one Benjamin and Alexander. ANY information on either name is appreciated Charlotte FLEMING
  103. Seeking: John JACK b. ca 1765 d. bef 1830 prob. Augusta, VA, md Sarah ____. Ch.: John JACK b. 1788/90 Augusta, md Sarah BEVERIDGE in Pendleton, VA; Jacob JACK b 28 May 1796, md Easter SIRON, resided Lewis, WVA, d 12 Jan 1852 French Creek, Upshur, WVA; Nancy JACK b ca 1799, md Robert DIXON in Pendleton, VA. Any info appreciated. C. WILSON , 12825 Lillian Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
  104. My gg grandfather James "Jimmie" BANKHEAD supposedly came to America at age 18, sailing in an open boat for three months from Scotland where he was born. He was a coal miner by trade. It is said that he served in the Mexican War before he married Mary WILLIAMS on 14 May 1847 in Sutton, Braxton Co., WV. The marriage I can verify. I was told they bought a farm at Weston,WV where four children were born; sold and bought land at Napier; sold and bought land at Vernon. They had seven children: Hugh, Jennie, William, Margaret, Malcom, Flora, and George W.- my g grandfather. I have been told he was buried at England Run Cemetary, Braxton, WV and his wife is buried at a cemetary in Weston, WV. I would really appreciate any help anyone might be able to give me. Martha Briggs
  105. Jeremiah ROLLINS (30 Jan 1813 - ????), s/o Moses ROLLINS, Rev. soldier of Lower Bonds Creek, Ritchie County, (W)V, m Nancy J. PRUNTY (ca 1815 - 26 Mar 1898) on 12 May 1834 in Wood County (probably in what is now Ritchie County). Jeremiah and Nancy had at least seven children: Leroy; Jack; Hiram; Wesley m. Frances FLEMING; Susan Jane m Lewis Simpson FLEMING; Mary; and Jemima. I suspect, but cannot prove, that Nancy was a daughter of Jacob PRUNTY (ca 1795 - 1860) and his wife, Mary McKINNEY (ca 1795 - 1865) who were m. 1811 in Harrison County. Jacob is the youngest child of John PRUNTY, sheriff and stateman of what is now Pruntytown. Minnie Kendall LOWTHER identified eight children for Jacob and Mary in her two Ritchie County books. Nancy was not among them. However, Jeremiah and Nancy are living next door to Jacob and Mary on the 1840 Wood County Census. Ages fit in all cases. Is there anyone out there working on the PRUNTY family?Joy Stalnaker
  106. Looking for information concerning Abraham Rudolph LOSH, b. abt. 1851, m. Amanda J. (?THOMS?) in 1882, will was probated 27 Nov 1928. Had nine children: William, Jessie P., Bessie, Henry Walter, Charles Haymon, Cora, Flora, May, and Earl. Looking for information on Abraham's parents; confirmation of wife's name, and any other information out there. Martha Briggs
  107. Seek my birth mother: Avis Gertrude CRABTREE, b 13 Mar 1927, Springville, Lawrence Co, IN, Charles and Elizabeth BAINSWELL CRABTREE. Avis m William Frank MYERS 23 Mar 1945 in Bloomington, IN. They left Indiana and came to Pinch, WV. They had two children: Sharon Kay, b 10 Jan 1946, and Joseph Quentin, b 23 Jan 1947. Both b. in Charleston, WV. When Avis and William separated in 1948, she went back to Indiana to live. There is the possibility that another child was born in Indiana. Sharon K. MYERS ROACH, 4859 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, Wv 25560 PH (304) 755-1815.
  108. Does anyone own, know of a copy, or have seen a copy of the book, The Scottish Nation, a series of biographies of Scottish families? It was written by William Anderson in 1876, reprinted several times, and is currently on sale for $37.50. I won't buy a book until I've seen it. I am looking for Volume M in particular (obviously for reference to surname MONEYPENNY). I just need to know if it includes our surname and is worth the cost. Libraries here don't have it. Chuck Moneypenny
  109. I am looking for three DAVIS brothers who came to Braxton Co. about 1808 from possibly Randolph Co. Their names were William, George, and Nathaniel. William A. DAVIS was my grgrgrandfather and he was born in Braxton Co. in 1810 and died there in 1895. I have Nathaniel's descendants and William is not listed. I want to know if William A's father was William or George. On Nathaniel's death certificate "Duke" is listed as the father. I don't know what Duke's real name was. William A. married twice. His second marriage was to Hannah Steel in 1843. Who was his first marriage to? The first marriage produced four children: Harry A., Rosanna ,, Morgan,and ? Susan MARSICK
  110. My maternal grandfather Gilbert WOODRING, born 15 Sep1892 in Wirt County, W. Va., died 6-6-1969 in Bellevue, Ohio. He lived in Wirt and Webster County, W. VA. Married Lillie Oceola RUBLE 11-06-1910. She was born 11-10-1888 in Wirt County, W. VA., died 5-8-1961 in Norwalk, Ohio. They had five children: Odrey Delbert, Flossie Jane, Bernard Thomas, Blanche Oceola, and Lucy Alivivian. My mother, Lucy Alivivian, is living in Tucson, Arizona. My great-great-grandfather the Reverend Aaron S. RUBLE helped build the "Old Ruble Church". Gilbert and Lillie WOODRING lived in the Milan, Ohio area for many years and are buried in the cemetery in Milan. Jean M.
  111. I have had a fob watch passed onto me by my great uncle. It has the following inscription written into the rear cover: "Presented By HRH the Emporer of Germany to Danial Ashenden LOWTHER August 2 1895. " I am looking for the history of this piece. Can anyone help? Scott Saskia.
  112. I'm looking for info on:
    • WILLIAMS, Margaret Ella, b May 10, 1867, d July 20, 1920 or 1927
    • WILLIAMS, Soloman, b. Apr 29, 1830 in Holland; d Apr 27, 1906
    • SIMONS, Virginia E., b May 27, 1835, d Jan 1919
    • FORINASH, Malinda, b 1820 in Lewis County, VA, d 1884 in Braxton Cnty., VA
    • HYRE, Rachel, b Mar 9, 1827, d Feb 17, 1906
    • WIMER, Josiah, b Aug 24, 1832 in Banks Dist. VA
    • WIMER, Henry, b 1803, and his wife, known only as Elizabeth, b 1810
    • BENNET(T), Clorinda (Clarissa), b Feb 23, 1840, d May 7, 1873
    • BENNET(T), Hezikiah, b 1812, and his wife, known only as Elizabeth, b 1813
    • CLAYPOLE, Emanuel, b May 5, 1813 (or 1805)
    • MALLARD, Eliza, b June 21, 1813 (in Germany)
    • BROWN, James, b Jan 3, 1803 in Pendleton City, VA
    • BROWN, Israel, b Jan 5, 1773 in Ballington City, NJ
    • PRINGLE, Sally, b Avt. May 1778 in Rockingham City, VA
    • SKIDMORE, Magdelena, wife of James Brown
    Any help on any of the above would be appreciated. Geneva Hilliard.
  113. Looking for descendants of a Jesse & Sarah GREEN from Frederick Co., VA. Jesse GREEN's occupation was a "Cooper". To date, they had five children: John M., Isaac N., Martha Ellen, Elizabeth, Minor, and Mary C. All children born in Fauquier Co., VA (exception: John - born Frederick Co., VA) between 1822 and 1835. In 1848, family moved to Harrison Co., (W)V. Minor GREEN m. Harriet MARTIN in Taylor Co., (W)V, 1854. Martha Ellen GREEN m. Simeon Jasper SNIDER in Preston County, (W)V, 1853. John M. GREEN m. Martha TURNER in VA. Issac N. GREEN m. Sarah Ann STIGLER, Warren Co., VA, 1844. Mary C. GREEN m. Austin C. SWIGER, Harrison Co., WV, 1851. Isaac Green lived in Doddridge County, WV, and was a farmer; he was in the Civil War, Co. "G"., 12th Inf. WVA, enlisted Clarksburg, VA, and served at Richmond, VA with the Union Soldiers. John GREEN, Elizabeth & Mary SWIGER are listed in Harrison County census. Isaac GREEN is listed in Doddridge County census. Martha Ellen SNIDER is listed in Preston County census. Have not been able to locate Minor GREEN's family in WV census.Wayne GREEN
  114. Seek burial location of Amanda Jackson PRIBBLE, d/o HenryJACKSON and Mary HYRE Jackson of Buckhanon, Upshur Co, WV wife of Daniel PRIBBLE or any other information about this Jackson line. Candice BECKNELL
  115. See John ADAM/ADAMS, who immigrated from eastern Europe; in the 1900 census with daughter Dorothy M., maybe son John. Wife might have been Mary. They probably lived in southern WV, maybe Kanawha County. Not sure if last name is anglicized or not. Emily RAEMORE
  116. I am looking for ancestors of Hanson BENNETT and Martha Ray MARTIN. They left West Virginia around 1908 after attending West Virginia University. I believe they were from Morgantown or Clarksburg. Betty GOLDSBERRY
  117. First attempt to locate ancestors with surname WOODRING from Webster Co, WV. Gilbert WOODRING, b 15 Sep 1892, m Lillie RUBLE from Wirt Co, WV. Any suggestions appreciated.
  118. Seek relationship of Richard BENNETT who lived on Big Buffalo Creek, Harrison Co, in 1780s to Joseph BENNETT and wife Mary who also lived there. Joseph was probably Joseph BENNETT, Sr., of Pendleton Co. Joseph transferred property to David BENNETT on Big Buffalo ca 1787. Believe David was s/o Richard. Any help appreciated. Joy Stalnaker
  119. There are two listings for the death of Samuel SMITH. One is Samuel SMITH, s/o Jno and Victoria, who d 23 Jun 1887. The other lists no pars. and gives death date of 25 Jul 1887. Are the two Samuels the same person? Joy Stalnaker
  120. John SULLIVAN lived on Water Street in Morgantown ca 1800-1812 on property he purchased from Thomas PINDALL. According to Monongalia County court records compiled by Melba Pender Zinn, he was a "poor man" and had several children. One of these children was Henry SULLIVAN, b ca 1798, who m Milo SMITH. Who were the others? What was the name of John's wife? Joy Stalnaker
  121. Seek pars. of Catherine WILLIAMS, b. 1780, m. David J.MAXWELL, Jr. I can find NOTHING about her parents. I find Catherine in the Harrison County 1850 census, age 70, living with her son Thomas MAXWELL. She is also in the 1860 census still living with Thomas at ae 82. She is not listed int he 1870 census so apparently died between 1860 & 70. However I can find no death record for her. She is listed as a member of the Enon Baptist Church in 1857. I can find no gravestone in the Enon Cemetery on Tunnel Hill for either Catherine or David. Does anyone know who she might be?? Charlotte FLEMING
  122. Benjamin Franklin COSNER m. Cora Viola MICK; had four children, Alvin, Maurice, Myrtle and Osa COSNER, all born in 1890s in Sand Fork, Gilmer Co., WV. Any info on COSNER or MICK families contact
  123. Jonathan CHENEY was born 13 Sep 1785 in Freeman's Fort, Harrison Co., (W)V. His father, Thomas, was sworn in as Justice of the Peace for Harrison County in 1784. Who are Jonathan's brothers and sisters? (I know he had them because later letters talk about nieces and nephews) LISA P SORENSEN
  124. Seek parents of Aaron McDANIEL b. in Barbour Co, (W)V in 1822. . He married Satira GLASSCOCK 8 March 1845 They purchased a farm on Valley River, (W)V in 1857 and sold same in 1864 when they moved to Butler, MO. They had eight children all but the last two were born in (W)V. They were: Bruce 1844, Octavious 1850, Dewitt 1852, Bud 1853,Matilda 1859, Samuel 1863, and Lorenzo and Harriette who were born in Missouri in 1866 and 1871 respectively. Aaron must have been very close to Abraham McDANIEL because in 1882 they gave a power of attorney to him to collect any moneys due them in Barbour County. In tracing Abraham back he was born in 1824, the son of Samuel McDANIEL, b. 1794, d. 1851 but Samuel did not have a son named Aaron. Samuel, in turn, was the son of David who, according to the article published by the Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society in 1986, lived in the stone house area near the Tygart Dam and operated the ferry. In another article entitled "Barbour County Another Look" published in 1979 #975.459 13239 on Murl McDANIEL: David McDANIEL moved into the stone house on the Tygart River in 1791 with his then, sons William, Abraham, and Aaron. David ran the McDaniel Ferry across the Tygart River. I am fairly certain that my great grandfather Aaron McDaniel, born in 1822 is somehow tied into this line and the stone house near the Tygart Dam, but I can't find out how. Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated Gene McDANIEL
  125. From "Kith and Kin of Boone Co." indicates that our David GREEN who married Sarah MEADOWS might be the son of a Barnabus GREEN and Betsy. A Barnabus GREEN b abt 1775 or 1783 m. to a Betsy or a Martha Mae who lived at some point in Kanawha Co., now WV. He had the following children: Andrew 1799; William 1801; David 1803; George 1807; and Mary 1810. Appreciate any info on this family. Fran DANIELS
  126. John REXROAD, b 1791, m Ferellender __________ b 1792, had 3 sons: Nathan, b 1834;Leonard, b 1836; and, John Newton, b 18 Dec 1831, who m. Rachel Jane EDMOND, b 12 Nov 1835 d 24 Nov 1916, in Lewis Co, (W)Va. John N. REXROAD was a minister, moved to Ritchie Co, (W)V and had 12 children: Ellen Jane, b 16 Jan 1852; Mary Louisa, b 16 Dec 1853; Jasper Newton, b 4 Oct 1854; Rachel Ann Elizabeth, b 24 Mar 1856; John Peyton, b 14 Mar 1861, d 29 July 1922; Martha Frances, b 6 Dec 1863; Charles Sherman, b 28 Feb 1865, d 9 Dec 1945; Uris Cebe,b 25 Feb 1867; Marion French Loyette Harding, b 17 Apr 1869; Cora Estaline, b 26 Apr 1871; Marsha Dory Selesta, b 29 May 1873 ; Laura, b Dec 1875 I am particularly interested in information about Rachel Jane EDMOND. Her parents?? We know that she received a parcel of land in Highland County, Va from Jacob EDMOND when he sold off the homestead properties in 1851 that his father Thomas EDMOND had deeded to him in a 1835 will. His father married a second wife, Jane CURRY, who had children from a previous marriage. These children were not named in Thomas's will, but he stipulated that they should be cared for until they reached age. The fact that she received land and is not listed among the family in earlier census data led me to assume that Rachel was a step-daughter of Thomas EDMOND and the daughter of Jane CURRY EDMOND. I have considerable information about the EDMAN family that I am willing to share. Clare D. EDMAN
  127. Need parents of Philander HOWES b. abt 1830 poss. Lewis Co., (W)V m. Cynthia Ann abt 1850 poss. Roane Co. (W)V. Son Jonathan HOWES m. Susan Rachel WILLIAMS Upshur Co., (W)V.
  128. Capt. David MAXWELL served in SKILLINGTON's company in the Revolutionary War. He was awarded a land grant and lived in Harrison County, (W)V. He had sons David, Jr., and Bedwell. Your help is appreciated. Charlotte FLEMING
  129. Grace TANNER, b ca 1750, Hacker's Valley, d/o Edward and Rachel _____ TANNER, m c 1771 Jesse David HUGHES b c1750, s/o Thomas and Mary Susannah BAKER HUGHES. Who was Rachel? Fran Daniels
  130. MONEYPENNY, William & Mary Jane, c1800. Looking for any info on exact emigration date, port of entry, port of departure, birth, marriage, etc. William's life has been documented from his arrival in Lewis County, now WV, and Weston, but not before. I have commission researchers in Ireland, but they've found nothing in three months of searching the County Fermanagh area. Exact dates have not been recorded and some of the doumented dates conflict, such as emigration. Any assistance appreciated. Chuck Moneypenny
  131. Searching for ancestors and cemetery of George RIFFEE, ae 32 on 1850 Harrison County, (W)V, census, m. to Catherine (ELDER) RIFFEE. Chuck RIFFEE
  132. Thomas HUGHES, b. ca 1663, supposedly m. Rachel SUDNA. would like info on the SUDNA family to verify. Sandra REUTHER
  133. Looking for the burial place of John LAWSON who was in Harrison Co., (W)V, in 1817 and was listed in the 1820 census for Harrison Co. His son, William, Sr. and wife, Rebecca (GRIGSBY) Lawson are bur. at Teter Cemetery. William, Sr. son, William, Jr. and wife Nancy (MYERS) LAWSON are buried on their property in Lewis Co. on Purgatory Hill. Have not been able to find the wife of John or where he is buried. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Melinda LARSON
  134. Nancy MYERS, b. 25 Oct 1820 in Harrison Co., d/o William and Nancy (BINNEGAR) MYERS. Married William LAWSON, Jr., and were the parents of 17 children. I have been unable to find anything further on William MYERS and Nancy BINNEGAR. Melinda LARSON
  135. Seek any info about Edward WARD who had two daus. b. in Harrison Co. 1805-1810. He later moved to OH. Parents? Joy Stalnaker
  136. George CARTER (18 Nov 1801/NJ - 8 Jan 1874/Harrison Co, WV), s/o William CARTER and ????? Who was George's mother? Joy Stalnaker
  137. Seek info re: William WOLFE b. Dec 1840 m. 1871 Mary C. WOLFE (maiden name ??) Children: Charles J., b Aug 1877; Ben H., b May 1890; Floyd M., b. May 1892; Ethel, b Jan 1896; George Dewey, b. Aug 1898 m. Upshur Co. Dec 25 1920 Madge Ilene WEST; James M., b 1922; George (JR.??), b abt 1925, lived in Ohio/PA and had a daughter named Kathy. Kathy would be abt. 38 now. Becky BROGIE
  138. Seek pars. of Rebecca MOLLIHAN, b Sep 1856, (W)V, who was raised by Hezekiah and Nancy Vaney SPAUR on Little Skin Creek, Upshur Co, (W)V. She was in SPAUR hh in 1850 & 1860. Rebecca had an ow child, Sanford STALNAKER, by Nancy's nephew, Minter Lloyd STALNAKER. Rebecca later m. Aaron Lee WINEMILLER and had four children. George McCOY
  139. Julian R. WEST, b. Oct 1857 Taylor Co., (W)V, s/o T.M WEST & Mary ????, m. Upshur Co., (W)V, 12 Sept 1883 Alice A. SMITH b. Mar 1859 (Philip and Elizabeth SMITH). Children of Julian and Alice: Freda, b 1884; Adna A., b 1886; Jean B., b 10 Oct 1888; Mary E., b 24 Aug 1890; Grace, b 6 Apr 1892; Elcy, b 11 Mar 1894; Oran W., b 10 Jan 1897; Madge Ilene, b Jun 1899. Oran m Preston Co, WV, 25 Dec 1920 George Dewey WOLFE. Any help appreciated. Becky BROGIE

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