Berkeley County 1997 Queries
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Rebecca Barr Evers Tue
Jun 24 12:34:10 1997
Who were the parents of Dorothy ----------, wife of William SHIELDS
(1751- 1832). of Berkley Co. Their daughter, Charity, married Samuel
CUNNINGHAM, 1796. William's parents were Wiliam and Jane FULTON.
J. Duke Edwards Mon
Jun 23 17:21:41 1997
In August 1780 HENRY CLICE purchased lot # 209 in Martinsburg. The deed
listed him as being from Loudoun. On the same day a CHRISTIAN CLICE
purchased lot # 191. They paid 500 pounds Pennsylvania money for each
lot. Henry remained on the land tax rolls through 1785 then disappears.
I can find not deed of sale recorded, no will/estate, or any other form
of transfer. Any help would be appreciated. The name also spelled CLYCE,
Thu Jun 19 21:15:44 1997
Looking for information on William GIDEON born 14 JAN 1796 in
Harpers Ferry,VA,Died NOV 1875 in Springfield,IA, son of
Peter GIDEON and Mary Catherine ERNST. Married first to
Elizabeth Starr BLACKBURN on 15 JUN 1818 Jefferson Co,(W)VA.
Elizabeth was born 16 JAN 1801(dau of Thomas Blackburn and Sarah
Ball Haynie. Elizabeth died 10 APR 1836 probably in Loudoun Co
Va where she is buried in Potts Cem,Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA.
Known children of this union: Sarah GIDEON born abt 1823
in VA, married Joseph JOHNSON on 20 FEB 1845 Montgomery Co, OH;
Peter Henry GIDEON born 26 SEP 1828 in Loudoun Co,Va; Charles
Wesley GIDEON born 25 JAN 1834 in VA. Need to verify birth and
marriage dates on William and Elizabeth Blackburn GIDEON, as well
as any other related family information. Some branches of the
families may have also been in Berkeley Co WV. Any GIDEON info
from this area welcome.
Don Thatcher Thu Jun 19
I am looking for the parents, siblings of my 2ggrandmother, Margaret
(THORNBURG) Thatcher. Margaret m Thomas THATCHER in Berkeley County 1797.
Margaret and Thomas left Berkeley County about 1806 for Clinton County,
photog Mon Jun 16
For medical reasons I am in search of my birth parents and their
offspring. My father's name is William Dubreuil, possibly of Tabler's
Station in Berkeley County. He was born in 1911, and may have lived most
of his days in the area. If he married in West Virginia before moving to
New York State, I need urgently to know the maiden name of his wife. My
name was also William Dubreuil until my adoption. I have the name of my
father's father, and would like the maiden name of of his wife also.
Michael Foreman Tue Jun
10 19:09:34 1997
KINGS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL, Martinsburg, WV- seeking general
information on Kings Daughters Hospital as to history,
photos, nursing school pins, etc.
Walt Bowers Tue
Jun 10 17:41:38 1997
Searhing BOWERS, CROSS, WASSON, FILES, NEWBRAUGH, ARDINGER of Berkeley
Jon Adams Sun Jun 1
223 Grace St. Suffolk VA 23434
SNYDER, Mary Catherine- born about 1830, she married Jacob
ALBRIGHT. She is buried at SNYDER Church cemetery on
Rt 9 w of hedgesville. Looking for ancestors of Jacob
ALBRIGHT and Mary Catherine SNYDER.
Carolyn Carmony Sun May
25 03:15:00 1997
Seeking information on my 3rd Great Grandparents John and Barbara
Williams. John was born about 1780 married Barbara Cline/Klein
16 Jun 1803 in Berkeley County, Va. John Died about 1832-34 in
Berkeley Co. Was he from Berkeley County and does anyone know
who his parents were?
Census records 1820 indicate he had 7 children. Known children
were Isabella born about 1810 married Solomon Staley 6 Ap 1832
in Berkeley Co. and Eizabeth born before 1810 married Samuel
Catrow 2 Jun 1835 in Berkeley Co.
I have additional on my Berkeley Co. lines and would be happy to
Charles Chapman Thu May
22 21:42:55 1997
Seeking information on the parents or siblings of Tommy CHAPMAN, born c.
1775. He married Stacy Littleton, born c. 1778. They moved to Dunklin
Township, SC. from Berkeley Co, VA in 1798.
J. D. Barrett Thu May 22
I'm seeking any information on my ggrandfathers father. My ggrandfathers
name was John Michael ENGLE, (1/1/1838-4Jun1900) he was the son of John
(W? or M?) ENGLE and Elizabeth HAHN. John Michael was supposedly born in
Maryland, but it was claimed that his father worked for the railroad and
had a place called Engleswitch in W. Va named for him. I've been told
there was a place named Engle about 5 miles from Harpers Ferry named
Engle. Would this be on the rail line and is there any record of either
Alana Bauman Tue May 20
I am looking for info on James TALMAN & wife Mary HOLLAND. They
are listed in the 1810 census of Berkeley Co. Their children
include Mary b. 19 Mar 1780 Berkeley Co., m. George BOHRER
23 Jul 1796 Frederick Co. & son Peter TALMAN b. ca 1781, m.
Sarah JENKINS 1803.George & Mary TALMAN BOHRER had some children
in Morgan Co., VA. They later moved to Ohio.
Delbert Dillow Thu May 15
PETER DILLOW born 1757 in Jefferson County or any Dillow
in 1700's.Would like to hear frome anyone researching the OTT
family that have DILLOW marrages in them.There were 3 that I know of.
Warren D. Morrison Thu
May 15 12:51:34 1997
MORRISON Have traced my ancestors back to Andrew Morrison
(b-1754 in NY state), who is recorded in a Morrison Genealogy
book by Granville Price Morrison. I am descended from the
youngest son, John (b-1802 in Greenbrier County. I am looking for
information on Andrew
Morrison's wife Elizebeth Taylor, and John's wife Mariah Pennell.
Jim Ward Wed May 14
RICHARDSON - McALLISTER Seeking information on families of John
Richardson and Jane McAllister who were married 1792 in Berkely Co. They
moved to Sullivan Co., TN in 1795.
Trueman Farris Fri May 9
Please help me find parents of George M. FARIS/FARRIS, b. 1769 in VA, who
may be linked to a FARIS/FARRIS family that was in Berkeley Co., VA
around 1760. A William FARIS, b. County Down, Ireland, was in the county
about that time but George is not lsted as a child. George FARISD was
married to Susannah SNEED 24 Dec. 1797 by William Calhoon (sic), a
Presbyterian minister, in Albemarle Co., VA.
Mary Ellen Ledford Thu May 8
Need help with the following families: 1. Wm. CRABB md 04 13 1847 Harriet
COLLINS; 2. Jacob CRABB md 08 15 1819 Hannah Givan (or SWANN); 3. Nancy
CRABB md 03 19 1812 John GOSSETT; 4. Mary CRABB md 12 25 1851 Wm. NOLAN;
5. Isaac CRABB md 04 06 1810 Rachal HAIR; 6. Mary CRABB md 1807 James
HICKS; 7. John CRABB md 09 23 1800 Hannah TALMAN; 8. Phebe CRABB md 12 19
1810 Peter HESS JR; 9. Nancy CRABB md 11 21 1837 Peter HESS. JR All
these marriages listed in MAR> RECORDS OF BERKELEY CO. VA 1781-1854 .
We any of these CRABB connected in any way to Joseph CRABB born 1740-49
Va d 1798 Grainger Co. Tn. who had son Joseph b 1772 Berkeley Co.
Va....now WV. Who can help??
CRABB Family Reunion in Dallas, Tx June 21, 22 1997. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Mary Ellen Ledford Wed May 7
Need help with families of Phebe CRAB who married James ROE/ROWE Dec 19,
1810 in Berkeley Co. WV. Who were her parents/siblings???
Dottie Summerlin Tue May 6
Researching GATES family. Nathaniel GATES was a United Brethren preacher
b. abt 1791 in NJ. Married Sarah RHODES b. abt 1803 in MD or VA. They
had 14 known children who were all born in different locations. Son
Theophilus Ransom was b. 14 Feb 1832 in Berkley Co., VA., son George W.
born 4 July 1844 in Preston, Va., son Jeremiah Ellsworth b. 12 July 1846
in Flintstone, MD, bal. of children born in PA., where they resided in
Bedford Co., Pa. in the 1850's. Would be interested in any info.
Ellie Stites Swanger Mon May
5 22:51:18 1997
Am seeking any SWANGER or HORN descendants from Berkeley Co VA(WV). On
the 1787 tax list, there was a Abraham Swanger, Jacob Swanger, and a
David Horn in Berkeley Co. I have reasons to believe they connect to our
Wendy White Mon May 5
I am looking for the parents of Francis BALDWIN and his wife Rhoda
(possibly) JENNINGS. They lived in Berkeley County, WV. Their son Hiram
BALDWIN married Mary (Polly) LEWIS 31 August 1801; their daughter Rebecca
married Thomas CAWOOD 19 October 1801. Who were their parents? When did
they die and where are they buried? Did Rhoda have any siblings?
Francis and Rhoda later moved to Warren County, Ohio. Their other
children were: Elizabeth BALDWIN m. Samuel NIXON; Frances BALDWIN m.
Christian PETEFISH; Nancy BALDWIN m. William SEAMON; Mary BALDWIN m. John
Wyatt MOODY; Sarah BALDWIN m. Jonas WHITAKER; Thomas Francis BALDWIN m.
Richard D. Brattin
Mon May 5 19:30:21 1997
Seek additional info on John Peter WOLTZ, b. 1719, d. 1785,
Berkeley Co, VA (WV), married 24 Nov 1743 to Maria Elizabeth
Haas, b. 1722, d. 1789. John's Will (Book #1, pg 403) mentions
wife, Elizabeth - sons, George, Peter, dau. - Anna (Woltz) Sheetz
(my ancestor), Mary (Woltz)Bishop, Elizabeth (Wolstz)Isler.
Terry L. McAfee Sat May 3
Seeking information on Daniel and Hannah (CAMRER) SOYESTER of Berkeley
who lived in the county in the late 1700's and the family of
Teter and Mary (SCYSTER) BARNES who died in the Johnsontown
area in 1823. Mary SCYSTER and Daniel SOYESTER were the children
of Michael SCYESTER who died 1783 in Washington County, Maryland.
Daniel may be the Daniel SYESTER whose will was probated in 1827
in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
Betty Craig Fri May 2
Looking for information regarding the Revolutionary War service of
LAWRENCE(LAURENCE) HENSEL (HANSAL). He and his wwife ESTHER are buried
in the church yard in Shephardtown, W. VA.
Jim Barker Sun Apr 27
i am looking for information on a zachriah and barbara (crone ) miller.
they were married in 1778. they had a son, george miller, in 1779.barbara
was the daughter of conrad crone of frederick, md.
Jerry McClure Fri Apr 18
Research appears to indicate that the American origins of the
FRUSHOUR family are in the Berkeley Co. area. I need the
parents/ancestry of Christian FRUSHOUR who appears from
1812 to 1830 in Monongalia Co. records. A daughter, Leah,
was born in 1807 and another, Sophia, was born in 1810. I do not know
his wife's name or where they were married.
Mary Renner Thu Apr 17
OREAR - O'REAR - COLLEY
Can anyone help find when and where Addison OREAR and his wife,
Lorena HODGSON OREAR died and are burried? The last record I
have of Addison is an affidavit signed by him in March 1894
stating he was a resident of Jefferson County, West Virgnia.
This affidavit was in the pension file of his son-in-law,
Wallace JAMES aka John Edward ORAM.
Also, looking for info. on Josephine OREAR b. ca 1865 who may
have married a COLLEY and resided in Jefferson County or in
Berkeley County. Any OREAR family researchers out there?
Don Thatcher Thu Apr 17
Searching for parents/siblings of Margaret THORNBURG who married Thomas
THATCHER, 19 Dec 1796 in Berkeley County, VA. Margaret and Thomas left
for Ohio about 1806. Census records have Margaret b in PA about 1777.
John Christensen Wed Apr
16 13:31:42 1997
Searching for information on the CATLETT family. Research focusing on
Nathan Catlett who was born in Berkeley Co. about 1785, and his brother
Isaac Catlett who was born about 1803.
Dawn Hibler Tue Apr 15
Looking for information on JAMES and JANE WILSON who's daughter MARY V.
WILSON was born in 1790 in Berkley Co. She went on to marry GEORGE WEAVER
(Weber, Wever) in Frederick Co., Va. in 1790. Any information on the
WILSON of a WEAVER family of the 1770-90 time period of Berkley Co. would
Sue Colllins Sun
Apr 13 21:15:55 1997
Looking for further information on Berekly Co. residents, Elizabeth
Harrison b 1702, Norfolk. Her parents, Andrew Harrison b 1680 and Eleanor
Elliot b. 1682, possibly Essex Co.
H F Houlihan Sun Apr 13
searching for information on any Houlihan family who may lived in
Berkeley County - I believe there was a Michael Houlihan family there
about 1878 - he mah have had a son James who moved to Houston County in
Minnesota about the same time
Gary Murrell Sat Apr 12
Subject: REED, HARPER, ELLIS, FARIS families of Berkeley Co
I am searching for parents of WILLIAM REED, b. 12 Jun 1777 in
Berkeley Co., VA (now WV), m. 1808 to Mary Harper in Ross Co.,
OH, d. 1829 Fayette Co., OH. Mary Harper, b. 5 Mar 1787 in
Berkeley Co., d. Fayette Co., OH. Her father was William Harper,
b. 1761 in Berkeley, m. 9 May 1786 in Berkeley to Nancy Faris,
b. 1768 in VA. Wm Harper's father was John Harper and I have
no info on him. My Ellis info is pretty complete - on Henry
Ellis and his father Abraham Ellis of Berkeley. Need more info
on Abraham Ellis' father, Johan Jacob Alles of Dauphin Co., PA.
Also Katherine Joel, dau. of Henry Joel who d. in Berkeley in
Brian Chaffin Thu
Apr 10 15:47:25 1997
Looking for any information about the families of Soloman/Solomon
CHALFIN/CHAFFIN/CHALFANT and Isabella 'Phebe' McCOY who were
married in Berkeley County 21 November 1803 and subsequently
moved to Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio. Solomon's parents
were Soloman and Catherine--I don't know her surname.
Sylvia Sebelist Thu Apr
10 12:40:19 1997
Would like information about James THOMAS and wife, Harriet in the
1880 census of Berkeley. Parents Of Earl Ashby THOMAS.
Also parents of Philip SMITH whose daughter Barbara Ellen SMITH m. Earl
H F Houlihan Wed Apr 9
seeking information on the Michael Houlihan who lived in Berkley Cty in
1878. I have a mortage filed in MN between James and Mary Houlilhan of
Houston Cty MN and Michael Houlihan of Berkley. Mtge is dated Jan 23,
B.J.SAYRE Tue Apr 8
I'M STARTING RESEARCH ON THE MERICA FAMILY OF BERKELEY COUNTY.
NEED ALL THE INFORMATION I CAN FIND.
Bob Loose Tue Apr 8
I am looking for any information available of my grandfather, Thomas
Jefferson OREM, believed to have been born 8 June 1860 in Martinsburg.
His father was (I believe) Thomas OREM, his mother's name is unknown. I
just learned this small amount of info from his death certificate in
Samuel G. Miller Mon Apr 7
Researching George Rootes. Died abt 1794. was on 1787 census and tax
ledger for Berkely Co. Like to know where buried and if he had a
James G. Widmer Mon Mar
31 11:01:23 1997
Looking for information on Isaac VAN METER, son of John VAN METER (1683-
1745) and Margaret MOLLENAUER (d1745). Issac, born 1713 in Somerset
County, NJ, married Alice SCHOLL in 1736 (place unknown). He died about
1748 in Frederick County, Virginia. I am particularly interested in
information about his life in Frederick County, and information about his
son Johannes (John) VAN METER, (1738-1803), who married Elizabeth
Carolyn Snodgrass Thu Mar 27
I am looking for any information about the family of Isabella McClanahan.
She was born in Berkley Co in 1723. She married John William Snodgrass
and moved to Botetourt Co.
Susan Fortenberry Sun, 30 Mar 1997 19:55:46 -0500 (EST)
THOMAS BOWMAN and his wife JANE RHOADS BOWMAN
both born ~1769 near the South Branch of the Potomac River which could now be
in Pendleton/Hardy/Grant or Hampshire Co.s WV. Possible father for Thomas :
CHARLES BO(W)MAN who served in Capt. Michael Cresap's militia company in
Dunmore's War-1774, militia probably raised in now Hampshire or Hardy Co.s
Also, CHARLES BOWMAN listed on Tax List 1782 reported by Michael Cresap,
probably now also Hardy or Hampshire Co.s WV. A THOMAS BOWMAN listed on 1787
Tax List for Berkely Co. VA, could now be Berkley/Morgan Co. WV. Thomas and
Jane's son CHARLES BOWMAN b~1797 VA/WV married CATHERINE COCHRAN (daughter of
ZACKQUILL and DRUSILLA MORGAN COCHRAN) on 23May1816 in Tyler Co. VA, could
now be Tyler/Wetzel Co. WV. Thomas and son(s) were boatbuilders in Wheeling,
now Ohio Co. WV in 181? to late 1820's. Other children of Thomas and Jane
Bowman: MOSES b1812 Wheeling WV; MARIA
b181? md Stephen BAINBRIDGE; possibly JOHN and probably others. Thomas &
Jane, Charles & Catherine Bowman famlies moved to Vermillion Co. Indiana in
1828, probably along with several inter-related families :MORGAN,COCHRAN,
Children of Charles and Catherine Cochran Bowman: JANE(md Peter Wells);
DRUSILLA(md George W. Nolan); EMILY(EMELINE?)(md Jacob Bradburn) ;
CASSANDER(Hughes) ; TEMPERANCE(Martin); STEPHEN FRANKLIN BOWMAN; CHARLES
WESLEY BOWMAN ; NANCY(Underhill) ;THOMAS BENTON BOWMAN. Children of MOSES
and NANCY MILLER BOWMAN : THOMAS; ALICE; ELLEN; CATHERINE; GEORGE; JOHN;
MARY. Bowman family of possible German descent, could possibly have been
Brethren then later Methodists.
Becky Witker Tue Mar
25 12:19:40 1997
I am looking for information in Berkley County on John or Charles
Ken Butt Sun Mar 23
BASIL (BAZIL?) BAKER BUTT born March 13, 1797 - died November 16, 1854,
married Hahala Green (September 15, 1807 - died December 5, 1884) married
May 25, 1826. Believed to have originated in Berkely County. Any
Shirley McNeely Sat Mar 22
Looking for SUSONGS in Berkley Co., WVA
Andrew Susong born cir 1738, Alsace Lorraine, France, married cir 1762,
in Europe, Barbara (?) Susong, born Germany, died Greene Co., Tn, buried:
Susong Cemetery, Greene Co., Tn. Andrew died 1826, Greene Co., Tn,
buried: 1826, Susong Cemetery, Greene Co., Tn. Andrew came to the U. S.
in 1777 on the ship "La Victoria" LaFayette's ship, He landed
near Georgetown, S.C. with his wife Barbara (of German descent) and 3
children. His wife and children lived in Berkley Co., Va. (WVa) while he
served in the Rev. War as a Private under Capt. George Bush of the 3rd
Company 11th Pennsylvania Reg., Continental Line. He enlisted 25 Mar
1777 and was discharged at Trenton, N.J. on 2 Jan 1781, Discharge was
signed by General Anthony Wayne.
Nicholas SUSONG (born abt 1764)
Jacob SUSONG (born abt 1767)
Katherine SUSONG (born 14 Jun 1771)
Andrew SUSONG Jr. (born 30 Nov 1777)
Elizabeth `Betty' SUSONG (born abt 1777)
Polly Askew Menendez Wed
Mar 19 22:50:56 1997
William ASKEW, born 1753, Chester Co, PA, son of Joseph ASKEW
and Rebekah EYRE. Came from Concord MM to Hopewell MM,
Frederick Co, VA, in 1779. Died in Berkeley Co, 1827.
Was his wife Catherine Slaughter?
When and where was he married? Who were his children?
Carol Jones Wilson
Mon Mar 17 19:42:59 1997
Seek information and exchange on Rev. War pensioner Charles JUNG/YOUNG,
born Germany Apr 1757. He married Catharine Elizabeth KINT (KINDT) born
29 Jul 1765 or 1768. Family lived in Berkeley Co untio husband and wife
separated due to a problem with the servant girl. Wife went to MO, but
Charles and several daughters remained. Children: Mary b 19 Feb 1783 m.
Jonathan COMPTON, Philip b 16 Oct 1787 m. Keziah CURTIS and Nancy Ann MC
CLAIN, Charles Jr. b 28 Feb 1789 m. Nancy SCOTHORN, Christena (d.y?),
William b ? m. ----KRUM, Catharine b ? m. -----ROSE, Adam b 25 Nov 1798
m. Sarah KRUM, Elizabeth b 4 Nov 1799 m. George BRINKER, Esther b 15 Apr
1800 m. George MILLER, Polly b 14 Jun 1803 m. Jacob FREEZE.
Johanna Harness Mon Mar
17 14:27:23 1997
Seeking information on Daniel Linder (1749-1840), son of Lawrence Linder
and Rebecca Van Meter.
He was granted guardianship of John Pirtle's (25 Mar 1757) minor children
about 1788 in Berkeley County.
John Pirtle's father was Jacob Pirtle of Berkeley County.
I am looking for any other information that links Daniel to Berkeley
County, as well as the name of the mother of Daniel's eldest child, Isaac
(20 Sep 1775).
I would also like to find the names of John Pirtle's minor children.
Patricia Spencer Fri Mar
14 18:09:35 1997
I need any and all information available about the NEWLAND families of
Berkeley County, ca. the 1700's and early 1800's.
Cindy Clements Blewett Thu
Mar 13 19:26:04 1997
BLUE/HEATH or BLEW/HEATH. Israel Heath married Elizabeth Blue
on 7/25/1799 in Berkeley County. I'm looking for parents of both.
Michael M. Foreman Mon
Mar 10 17:43:44 1997
Berkeley County Query: Seeking information on James FOREMAN
who received land patents in Berkeley County in late 1740's.
Was he a son of Benjamin Foreman of Hampshire County or were
Georgie Anne S. Sun
Mar 9 07:13:53 1997
I would love to hear from anyone researching VINSONHALER family who were
living in Berkeley County before 1815. John VICENTHELLER, also
WINSONHOVER, VINTERHELVER, VINSON HALER, VINCENHOLLER and many other
ways. Philip, Jacob, John, George, Mary.
Robert Haag Sat Mar 8
Berkley County: Michael MARLAY was born in Berkley County on 21 June 1797
of John MARLAY or MARLEY who had taught at a university in Dublin,
(This is not substantiated) His father died when he was
young and Michael was educated by an older brother
according to an obit in "Ladies Repository" of 1866.
The 1810 census has John in Berkely County who may have been the elder
Ann Mohr Osisek Wed
Mar 5 18:14:21 1997
Seeking information on Mossburg family - Anna Mary (Mollie) m. Samuel
Aquilla Bowers in Mbg.April 1888, her sister Virginia (Jenny) m. William
H. Virts April 1883 all bur.at Green Hill Cem., Mbg., possibly with their
parents, Edward (Edwin) Mossburg & Mary C. Scharff (parents grave
unmarked). According to obit., Anna Mary had 5 other siblings - known
ones include Joseph, Charles & William - no other info. - looking for
other descendents in Berkeley Co. WV or possibly Frederick Co., MD
John Edwards Tue Mar 04 01:46:54 1997
I would be very interested in working
with anyone posessing or seeking information on the Small Family from
Berkeley or Jefferson County, specifically the Harpers Ferry area. My Small
family has been traced back to Harpers Ferry during the late 1700's. Theat's
where the information dries up. At this point, I can bring this family line
current to Logan County Illinois by way of Ohio.
Donna Sun, 2 Mar 1997 23:29:20 -0500 (EST)
DAVID HAMILTON MILLER, migrated to Missouri from Berkeley Co. in 1800's. Was
in Missouri by 1835. Married Fanny Boley. Would like to know his parents,
etc. any other Millers from Berkeley Co.
Barbara J. Emery Sun, 02 Mar 1997 09:40:49 -0800
Seeking information regarding Andrew McKown b. ca. 1685 emigrated from
Ireland to Yor, Chester Colony, Pa. with Jons John B. 1719, Isac, b.
1721, William B. 1724 and Gilbert, v. 1726 who was accompanied by wife,
Lady Jane Crawford. Gilbert d. 6 Nov. 1803, Berkeley Co., Va.
Interested in origins of the McKowns and of the Crawfords. Have
information leading to most recent dates and will share.
Sandy Carneiro Sat Mar 1
MYERS: Looking for information on Isaac MYERS who married Catherine
HUDSON on 18Aug1821 in Berkeley Co.
Bill Coffenberry Sat
Mar 1 15:19:54 1997
Seeking information on Jacob Lewis Coffenberry,CoffenberryKaffenberger,
Kaufenberger or Coffinbarger. Son of George Lewis (Ludwig)Coffinberry Sr.
and Katrina Kimmel. George Lewis Coffenbery received a land grant in
Berkley Count approx. 1746. George Sr. had two sons Jacob and George l.
Jr. who was a /Revolutionary soldier and much is known about him. Geoge
Lewis (Ludwig) Coffinberry was "a noted German clergyman (Baptist)
and by trade a sicklemaker. he is buried in Martinsburg, W.VA.".
George and Katrina also had six daughters,
Linnie Howell Tue Feb 25
The 1800 tax list of Berkely Co. includes the names of John GARVER, Jacob
HOOVER, Jacob and John KISER, and James S. and Thomas LANE. I am
researching all these surnames. Particularly interested in learning
whether the Susan GARVER who married Jacob HOOVER and later resided in
Greenbriar Co. WV and Logan Co. OH are descended from either of these
families. Their children married ROUNDS, SHERRARD, and LANE. Also
interested in information about the Kayser surname, including variant
spellings in WV; looking for others researching Jacob Kayser.
Robert J. Weller Mon Feb
24 13:13:58 1997
Berkley County, WV
Am interested in corresponding with anyone researching the name
KREGLOW. Families lived in and around Hedgesville.
Bettie Edmonds Fri Feb 21 13:28:45 1997
Need ESOM EDMONDS info C1800-1878.m:Pricilla Hyatt of Martinsburg in
Jeff.Co. 1819.She lived in Martinsburg w/ sons Barton,George & Wm. Is
buried in Greenhill Cem. ESOM moved w/ B&O.On 1820/30 census in Jeff.Co.
Died in Washington Co.,MD. Possible father of JOHN WM.EDMONDS 1822-1864
who m:SARAH MARG.THORNBURG of Martinsburg in 1847. Her parents Sarah
Williamson & Thomas Thornburg of Martinsburg
Tawna Brown Thu Feb 20
I am searching for the decendants of Richard and Honoria Crawford
Stephenson. Honora was the mother of Col. Wm Crawford and Valentine
Crawford, and then remarried Richard Stephenson and had Hugh,
John, Marcus, Richard, James and a daughter. They liked in Berkely
county, Bullshoals area,
Jack Butts Wed Feb 19
BUTT: Archibald, George, Thomas
The Surname was represented in WV before 1800. Some were in
Berkeley by 1800 others in Greenbrier abt. same time. Thomas
was b. 1801 in Greenbrier accord. his obituary in IL. George I'm
not sure of. He was in Frederick Co. MD in 1790 then disappears
with his family of eight and may have moved to Berkeley Co.,WV.
Sherman Finch Tue Feb 18
Sherman Finch Feb. 18, 1997, Sfinch@pacbell.net
Looking for information about a Nicholas Rice, Rev Soldier
Berkeley Co Militia, Wife mary Ann ME Hickman. Other Families
associated were Peckenpaugh, Hickman. Any and all help
Leon G. Lookingbill Tue, 18 Feb 1997 10:55:59 -0800
I am seeking information on John LOOKINGBILL and other
LOOKINGBILL's in Berkelely and Jefferson Counties, 1700 and early 1800's.
Names of Charles Town and Bakerton has sufaced. Any information and help you
can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Ronda Watt Mon Feb 17
I'm searching for information about Reason PHILAPY(d'Orleans)or (Rezin
PHILLIPI) b. Dec. 23, 1797 in Alsace-Lorraine married to Mary Ann MILES
b. July 26, 1807. Reason died August 25, 1848 in Little Georgetown,
Berkeley Co. had son James Henry PHILAPY b. Feb. 22, 1839 in Little
Georgetown, Berkeley CO. James married Emma Adela FOX in Galveston, Cass
Co. Indiana. A cousin of my grandmothers did research some time back and
stated that Reason was known as "King of the French" NOT King
of France. Would like to know what that means and also any information
on Reason' parents or children.
Jean Dalrymple Mon Feb
17 14:27:15 1997
looking for parents of John A. EGGLESTON, born c 1800
Berkley Co., VA.....married twice, both times in Ohio.
any information would be deeply appreciated.
Cindi McClain Mon Feb 17
SLONAKER/SLONIKER/SCHLONECKER...seeking info on George SLONAKER, born
ca1792 "near Quitapahill Creek" (this per an old letter written
by his wife in the late 1800's. George was son of Michael SCHLONECKER
and Eva POTZER/PITZER. Were Michael and Eva married there also? Where
exactly was/is Quitapahill Creek? It is said to be in the area near what
is now Martinsburg WVA. George removed to Cambria Co PA and married
Elizabeth DUNMIRE/DONMEYER 1828. Any references to this/similar surname
in the area from 1775-1800 greatly appreciated. Cindi McClain,
Earline B. Stewart Sat Feb
15 20:13:13 1997
Searching for information on BRANNON's. John b. 1745 in Stradbally,
Ireland fought in Rev. War m. Rebecca surname either BALDWIN or BALL
had 10 or 12 children, 1. William m. Jerusha Pitcock, 2.Isaac m. Melinda
Jett. Isaac was murdered by Dr Bull in Berkeley Co. WV WHY?
3. Hannah m. Jacob Resse 4. Elizabeth m. William Williamson or Williams
5. John m. Permelia Gano John d Ohio 6. Rachel m. Evan Thatcher
7. Levi 8. Mary 9. Robert m. Catherine Copenhaver 10. James m. Susanna
Fry Any information greatly appericate Earline
Carol Randall Sat Feb 15
Researching the following names in Jefferson and other counties of West
RAMSBERG, RAMSBERGER, RAMSBURG, RAMSBURGH, RAMSBURGER, RAMSPERGER,
RIEMENSPERGER, REMSBERG, REMSBERGER, REMSBURG,
REMSBURGER, REMSPERGER, ROMESBERG, ROMESBURG, ROMESPERGER, RAINSBERGER,
Frank Henderson Thu
Feb 13 13:12:56 1997
We're looking for anyone with connections to or knowledge of John Lilly
who died approximately 1946 in Berkeley Co. He was married to Irma
Phillips and had a child Jane.
Calvin Sonner Thu Feb 13
Earl Kern Sonner. Looking for info on Earl Kern Sonner b. Apr.
4, 1892 d. May 26, 1948 m. Elizabeth Smeltzer.
They had two children and lived at Martinsburg, Berkley Coutny,
WV.. Who were their parents? What are the names of their children?
Barbara Johns Wed Feb 12
GRAFTON, Thomas and COWDEN, Hester, were married about 1782 in Berkeley
County WV. Looking for additional information on eiher of their parents.
Thomas was said o have been a Revolutionay War Patriot who served from
King and Queen's County, VA. I 1806, the couple emigrated to Champaign
County, Ohio were both are buried.
Teresa Grove Wed Feb 12
NEWBRAUGH, GROVE I'm looking for information on the marriage date of
Samuel GROVE to Elizabeth NEWBRAUGH daughter of John W. and Elizabeth
NEWBRAUGH. She also could have been born in Berkeley County around 1788.
If anyone has information of these people please help me. I thank you in
Tristan Williams Mon Feb 10
I am looing for a Priscilla STRONGER or STRINGER or STRANGER, born about
1800 in Berkeley Co., WV (VA at the time). In 1820 she married a Thaddeus
MENDENHALL in Miami Co., OH. Any info about her would be great!
Maxine Hobbs Sun Feb 9
Seek info on JOHN McKOWN SR. and family. Witness to will of
Gilbert McKown, probated Berkeley Co.1803. WILLIAM HOLDER
married an ELIZABETH McKOWN, possibly daughter of John.
Their son ABRAHAM HOLDER b. VA ca. 1782, moved to Greene Co.PA.
Abraham's brother JAMES HOLDER. 1820 Census for Berkeley shows
a JAMES HOLDER. Anyone know anything of HOLDERS or McKOWNS in
Kay White Sun, 9 Feb 1997 06:14:58 -0500 (EST)
KENNEDY - ALLEN - BLAIR
Searching for ancestors and descendants of DANIEL KENNEDY, who lived in Back
Creek, Berkeley Co (then Frederick Co., VA). when his will was written on 4
April 1751 and his wife, MARY ALLEN. DANIEL's mother's name may have been
MARY or JANET BLAIR or this BLAIR was possibly a first wife.
Veerle Foreman Sun, 9 Feb 1997 20:21:25 -0500
I am trying to ascertain of a David Foreman and his wife, Catherine
Vogelsong, were living in Berkeley County between 1790 and 1800 and
the names of their children. I then am trying to determine their
relationship to the FOREMANs that settled in Hampshire County circa
James R. Dixon Sat Feb 8
Seeking information on all Archibald Butt families of Berkley Co. VA who
were born ca. 1750 also Shannon Butt families of same time frame.
beleive now that Richard Butt b.2775 married Margaret Black to be son of
one of these men.
Teresa Grove Fri Feb 7
NEWBRAUGH,GROVE I am looking for the marriage date of Samuel GROVE b.
about 1785 to Elizabeth NEWBRAUGH b. about 1788. Her father was John W.
NEWBRAUGH who made a will in Berkeley in 1818 but died in Morgan County.
If anyone has information about either family please contact me. I thank
you in advance of your time.
Mary Ellen Ledford Thu Feb 6
Searching for parents/sibligns of an Edward CRAB in Berkeley County Rent
Roll for 1774-1781 432 acres; 1778 432 acre grant on Sleepy Creek; 1782-
1 Poll Source: Augusta B Fothergill&John M Naugle. Virginia Tax
1782-1787 Washington, DC Govenment Printiong Office 1940 page 30; Edward
Crabb 1782 County tax list , 1st Battalion. What relation is he to
CRABB born 1740-1749 who sold the estate of Travellers Rest to Gen.
Gates by "deeds of lease and release" per William and Mary
Joseph died 1798 Grainger Co. Tn. Joseph sold the estate March 15, 16
Martin Moore Thu Feb 6
Iam looking for information on the marriage of Jonathan Moore and
Elizabeth Long on July 8, 1754.
Mary Ellen Ledford Wed Feb 5
Need help with families of John CRABB born May 15 1763 Frederick Co.
died 1844 Il.son of Joseph CRABB b ca 1743 Berkeley Co. & Ellen
REYNOLDS. Had children Joseph born 1795 Tn d 1853 Or md 1818 Peggy
CRAWFORD; Polly b ca 1793 VA d Aug 1860 MO md 1817 Isaih CHAPMAN; Ann who
md 1828 Thomas CHAPMAN and possibly dau Celia who md 1810 Thomas DYER.
Who can help??? Who were paternal/maternal grand-parents of John CRABB b
1763 Frederick Co.??
Mary Ellen Ledford Wed Feb 5
Need help with an Edward CRABB in Berkeley County with facts occurring:
Rent Roll for 1774-1781. 432 acres; 432 acre grant on Sleepy Creek 1778;
1 Poll 1782-1787; County tax list for 1782, 1st Battalion; County tax
list for 1792, 432 acres 1792
Who were parents/siblings of Edward CRABB?? Was he related to Joseph born
Mary Ellen Ledford Wed Feb 5
Need help with families of Joseph CRABB born 1740-49 Va died 1798
Grainger Co. Tn. and wife Mary??Who was she?? Who were parents/sibligns
of Joseph???? On March 15, 16 1773 they sold the estate of Travellers
Rest to Gen. Horatio Gates by "deeds of lease and release".
Children of Joseph and Mary were John b 1763 Frederick Co. Va d 1844 Il,
possibly Green Co., md aft 1817 Ellen REYNOLDS; Joseph bo4rn 1772
Berkeley Co. died after 1850 possibly Lawrence co. Tn married to whom????
had dau Rhoda who md Fountain ROGERS, son Joseph b 1805 who md Catherine
ROGERS; Francis "Frank" born 1774/76 possibly went to Green Co.
IL.??? ; Stephen b `1778 md Delila Daniel 1798 in Grainger co. Il;
Elizabeth md 1803 Hillsman KING. Who were parents/sibligns of Joseph b ca
1743??? He was related to an Edward born 1780-90 and living Green Co. Il
Tom Milburn Sun Feb 2
I need information on my maternal greatgrandmother Mary Virginia Tonge,
16 Jan 1864, Harpers Ferry and her mother (Hannah Watson B: 6 May 1846,
place unknown - D: 14 Aug 1869, Harpers Ferry). Her husband was James
Tonge (B: 13 Dec 1829, Bolten Engaland).
Martin Moore Sat Feb 1
I am looking for marriage record of a Jonathan Moore and a Elizabeth Long
on July 8, 1790 and the birth of Jonathan Jr. on July 24, 1808 Thanks for
Harold L. Baker Sat Feb 1
Elizabeth Shriver! George Baker and Elizabeth were married on Feb 8 1800
in Berkeley County Va. Now West VA.
I would like to submit a "Berkeley County Query" for the
Shriver Family for this period. There are Shrivers listed in the
I would also welcome information on how and why or what George baker was
doing in Berkeley then. He was born in 1777 in Rockbridge County, the Son
Baker and ???? Wolf.
Thank you. Harold L. Baker. < email@example.com >
< http://www.palladiumnet.com/FamilyGathering > my "Web
Harold Baker Mon Feb 3
I am searching for information about David Baker a German immigrant who
came to America at age three about 1745. His number 4 son George Married
Elizabeth Shriver in Berkeley Co. VA. on feb 8 1800,recorded in Marriage
book in Martinsburg. I am trying to locate the Shriver family. I am not
If My GR, GR, GR grandfather David Baker lived in Berkeley County.
Andrew Jones Fri Jan
31 13:56:36 1997
Berkeley County Query
Searching for information on Richard Smith Jones, born abt 1820
in Berkeley County. Enlisted CSA 7/16/61 at Staunton Virginia.
I have his military record. Searching for information on parents,
spouse and children.
Nancy Foley Johnson Fri Jan
31 12:21:22 1997
Who was proven wife of Edward Strode; lived Berkley Co. 1735 to late
1700's? Who was first wife of Samuel Strode; lived Berkley Co. 1735 ca.
d. Loudon Co. VA 1765? What was relation of Samuel Strode family to
Richard Beeson Family? Any information on Edward Southwood, wife,
Susannah 1749? Was he a Quaker? Any information on Andrew Bowman (also
spelled Bauman) bought property in New Brunswick "East Jersey"
in 1740's while living in Berkley Co.? His wife was Ann Forman who
married James Strode in 1755. Who was John Forwood, security for admin.
of Andrew Bowman's estate? Was he from East Jersey and and a Quaker?
What was Morgan Bryan's proven place of residence before he received
his grant in Berkley Co.?
John Cushwa Thu Jan 30
Looking for info on members of Co. B, First Reg. Virginia Cav. Army of
Northern Virginia. Names, vocations after war, date of death, place of
Tommy R. Dillow Tue Jan
28 20:33:11 1997
DILLOW/DILLO/DILLOE/DELO: Searching for ancestors and origin of
Peter DILLOW, Sr. (b. ca 1757 VA(?), d. ca 1851 Jefferson Co,
WV. Wife's name Elizabeth _______. He had at least 3 sons;
John, Peter Jr. (b. ca 1795) and Thomas (b. ca 1803). Peter Jr.
married Phebe Wykoff 23 Mar 1820. Peter Jr. and Thomas removed
to Sullivan Co, TN before 1825. Peter Jr. had 17 children and
Thomas had 8 children. Above info substantiated by extensive
VA, WV, and TN Census research and other valid sources. Peter
Jr. was my GG Grandfather. I can furnish extended family lines
of both Peter, Jr. and Thomas in Sullivan Co, TN and beyond.
Ready and willing to exchange any info.
Chris Fowler Tue Jan 28
Searching for the descendants/ancestors of the Hugh BRUFFY family
which lived in Berkeley Co., West Virginia in the 1820's-1900'
Walt Bowers Fri
Jan 24 14:03:20 1997
I am looking for the Bowers, Cross, Pitzer, Franceway, Kennedy,
Harrison, Ashkettle, Newbraugh,Wasson & Butts Families of
Berkeley County, WV. Would appreciate any help.
Barb Boese Sat Jan 25
William CONNELL s/o Anne CRAWFORD & James CONNELL was born in
Berkeley county 2 Feb 1764. Shortly thereafter his grandfather,
Col. William CRAWFORD and his wife Hannah VANCE moved to
the area that became Fayette co, PA. Some of Col. William
CRAWFORD's half-bros. (the STEPHENSON boys - s/o Richard
STEPHENSON and Honoria GRIMES CRAWFORD also left about the
same time. Wish to make contact with descendents.
Paul Pettit Wed Jan 22
Looking for information on SWITZERS and SWISHERS. Specifically,
what happened to Mary Switzer who married John PITZER ca.1797.
Who were mAry's parents. Looking for information on Peter
Switzer who was in the area abt 1780 - is this Peter related to
Abraham Switzer or Hampshire County Swishers?
Patrick Russell Wed Jan
22 16:31:02 1997
EGGLESTON: Looking for any information on the family of John Alliance
EGGLESTON b 1800 VA. Entered unofficial service as a boy in Capt
Newkirk's Company of VA Militia at Martinsburg in War of 1812, but is not
on the official roster. Moved to Pickaway Co, OH and m 1 Apr 1819 to
Donald Locke Sun Jan 19
HELP !! I need to find info on
William Christopher Locke B.01-28-1730
d.1785 Martinsburg, Berkely, Va
maybe the Brother to John Locke , in the prevous add above
maybe a genealogist can help me please :)
Also , I am researching Locke/Lock in VA,KY,TN,TX all over !
Mary Campbell Mon
Jan 20 21:24:54 1997
While residing in Berkeley county Virginia, Thomas Oliver enlisted in 1779
and served as a private in Captains Bedinger's and Kirkpatrick's
Companies,Colonel Samual Heres' Virginia Reglment. He was in several
skirmishes and was discharged in the summer of 1782, at Winchester
Barracks, Fredrick county, Virginia. Also trying to find out who Thomas
Oliver was married to.
Jan 18 04:53:48 1997
Our local historian says that Solomon Weidman (1810-Buried in a
Gerrardstown orchard cemetry, WV) was the son of Abraham Weidman
My husband (Dwight David Weidman) believes that Abraham and
Solomon were brothers. Query: Which is correct?
My husband's father (Ernest Lee Weidman) was born in
Gerrardstown and can identify the family grave sites.
We are currently checking on historical omissions/oversights and
hope that you can help us maintain our family records and bring
them into the 21st century via the Internet.
Everett Locke Tue Jan 14
Researching family of John Locke b. ca..1726 place unknown, died Feb 7,
1795 probably near Bullskin Creek in Jefferson County, WV (was Berkeley
county at that time. Was a Corporal in the Revolution, drafted from
Berkeley in Feb 1778. Wifes name Nancy ________. Son named George who
married Sarah Hiatt. They lived on the Opequon Creek (Wadesville) in what
is now Clark county, Virginia.
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