Berkeley County 1997 Queries


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Marilyn King Sat, 27 Dec 1997 23:06:57
Looking for information on Daniel BAILIFF and his wife Sarah THATCHER who died in Berkeley Co, WVa in 1776. They were married in Chester Co, PA. They left 5 small children:

Daniel   b 1775
Mary     b 1773
Thomas   b 1767
Joshua   b 1774
John     b 1770

Brent H. Holcomb Sat, 27 Dec 1997 18:02:01
CUNNINGHAM-MCDADE. My ancestor John McDAde married the widow Ann Cunningham in Berkeley County (then VA) in 1781. They removed to the Spartanburg-Greenville area of SC. Ann was the widow of George Cunningham. I wish to know her maiden name. There is a possibility that she was a MASON. Please respond via E-mail scmar@juno.com or PO Box 21766 ,Columbia, SC 29221.
Tim Wade Tue, 23 Dec 1997 00:07:25
TROUP, HOLLIS -- looking for information on either of these surnames. Samuel S. Troup (1837 - 1924) and Catherine Hollis (1843 - 1917) were married in 1865 and lived for a while in Martinsburg, WV, later moving to Piedmont and then Hendricks.
Robert Lensky Fri, 19 Dec 1997 20:48:33
I'm looking for information about Ishmael BARNES (14 Feb 1788 - 5 Apr 1849 in Falling Waters Twp. Berkeley Co. WV.) He married Maria A.CROWN (16 Jan 1799 - 14 May 1873)on 29 Dec 1817. They had 10 children from this marriage, all born in Falling Waters. I have some knowledge of the children's families, but I know nothing about Ishmael or Maria's parents. I think Maria was born in Maryland. Ishmael and Maria are both buried in the "Old Harmony Cemetery" near Marlowe WV.
John Irons Tue, 16 Dec 1997 06:55:07
I am looking for any information on a Charles McINTIRE or Thomas McINTIRE they lived in the area about 1740-1840.
Sue Morse Wilson Fri, 12 Dec 1997 23:14:33
I am beginning research in this area of WV. My father-in-law was born in Berkley County in 1925. His name is Arthur Wilson son of Florence Banks Wilson Bell b.18 Aug 1897 Shepherdstown WV d. 22 Oct 1954 Atlanta GA buried in Elmwood Cem, Shepherdstown. All we know of the father of Arthur is what is listed on his birth record. Benjamin Hartzell is the name. We have some grave yard inscriptions of various Benjamin's and others, but this tells us nothing.
We do not know where the Banks came from in Florence's name. We know nothing of the Wilson's. It was family knowledge that Florence's parents disowned her because of the birth out of wedlock.
Michael Ranish Fri, 12 Dec 1997 23:14:33
I have recently discovered my natural parents. I am a descendant of possibly 2 prevalent names of Morgan county and would be grateful to here any genealogy regarding the surnames :Mcdonald (Paw-Paw) and Hovermale (Berkley Springs).
Sue Brunot Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:11:48
WOLESLAGLE-Looking for information on my ancestor PHILLIP M. WOLESLAGLE. Philip was born in 1825 in PA and died 1904 in Berkeley Co. He and wife, ELIZABETH CATHERINE BLANCK owned a grocery store in Martinsburg. With them were 2 granddaughters: MARY ANN FORSYTHE and MRS. CLARENCE E. BERRY. Who did Mary Ann marry? What was the other granddaughter's maiden name? Is there anything available on Philip and Elizabeth? Are there any descendents still living in the area?
Charles Riner Tue, 9 Dec 1997 23:27:21
Seeking data on Henry/Jacob, Sr./Jacob, Jr. RINER...George/Nathan, Sr./Mary EVERHART...Jacob/Philip/Sarah SILER...Mary OTT...
I am especially interested in any letters or photographs from the Preble Co., OH RINER Family sent to the Virginia/West Virginia RINER-EVERHARTs of Berkeley Co.
I have copies of letters from John W. EVERHART and Walter JAMES sent to Mary EVERHART-RINER of West Elkton, Preble Co., OH in the late 1800s...also I have a photograph of Susannah Riner YOST d/o Jacob RINER, Sr. & wife of William YOST.
Charles Riner, 219 Commonwealth Ave., Port Wentworth, GA 31407
John Lambey Mon, 8 Dec 1997 22:04:06
I am searching for the parents of Rachel Morgan of Berkeley County, wife of John Custer. John Custer was born in 1780 and died in 1856. I have no other info on Rachel. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to make a connection to Morgan Morgan.
Richard Winder Sun, 07 Dec 1997 19:23:16
Searching for further information on the following couple: Thomas McCOY b. 1754 Martin's Ferry (Martinsburg), Berkely Co., W. Va. 1754. m. Catherine PARK, b. Virginia, 1754. Couple emigrated to Mercer Co. Pennsylvania in 1797. Children b. in W. Va. included: Ruth, Joseph, John, James, Hugh, Thomas, William, Elizabeth, William. Daughter Polly b. in Pa.
CAMILLA HILLIS Sun, 07 Dec 1997 15:43:52
SOME INFO ABOUT JOHN HILLIS: LIVED IN FREDERICK CO, VA AT THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. CAN YOU GIVE ME MORE INFO ON HIM OR WHERE I CAN FIND OUT.
Kermit Crissey Wed, 3 Dec 1997 21:23:30
Looking for info on John BOYD who was born ca 1759, Frederick Co.,VA. He married Sarah GRIFFIN(GRIFFITH) on 7 SEP 1791 in Martinsburg VA. Any info on this or any other BOYD's in this area is appreciated.
Warren Taylor Wed, 03 Dec 1997 20:14:46
Does anyone have a copy of Samuel Taylor's will, Feb.21, 1786? I am looking for information on the sons Jacob and Daniel and if either of their sisters Mary or Susannah recieved a Bible when the estate was settled.
Lisa Gregory Mon, 1 Dec 1997 20:20:12
I am searching for information on Isaac GREGORY b. 1772 in Bath, Virginia. Isaac married Sarah Hannah GIVEN in 1790 in Augusta Co., VA. I am trying to find info on Isaac's parents and siblings.
Vicki Stukey-Sulpher Sat, 29 Nov 1997 22:59:45
I am searching for these families in the Berkeley Co. area who may have migrated to Belmont Co., Ohio. Also looking for Sand Hill cemetery, Is there such a place?
Harry Coons Mon, 24 Nov 1997 15:36:48
I am seeking information about the Coons, Coontz, Kuntz, family of Martinsburg, W. Va. They lived in Martinsburg during the mid to late 1700's and migrated to Ohio about 1800. Henry Coons married May Ann Howe February 19, 1789 and the ceremony was performed by the Reverend Hugh Vance of the Tuscarora Church in Martinsburg.
Henry's parents were born in Germany and it is unknown when they immigrated but Henry was born about 1765 and served in the Berkeley militia in 1789.
There are a number of Coons in the Berkeley Co. records but I have not been able to determine their relationship with certainty.
Any information about this family while in Martinsburg would be appreciated.
Lester D. Mason Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:08:02
I'am looking for any Masons that maybe connected to the Masons of Frederick Co., Va. at this point of my research I will take any Masons in Berkley Co., hoping that I may tie my Masons into them or them into my Masons.
Michael M. Foreman Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:41:07
Seeking parents, spouse and children of John Foreman whom Cartmell states settled in Berkeley circa 1770.
Faith Kushmaul Myers Fri, 14 Nov 1997 12:13:52
Researching MARLATT(MALOTT, MELOTT) family of Berkeley Co., VA. Need parents of Gideon Marlatt, b. abt 1800 in Berkeley Co., appears in Warren Co., Ohio, by 1830 with others of same name. Married Harriet Hahn abt 1828 in Ohio. Have some of his children, gr.children. Any MARLATT( or similar spelling) most appreciated.
Esther Clark McDermott Sun, 09 Nov 1997 14:18:23
Nov 9, 1997 Esther Clark McDermott emamcd@erols.com Working on MCDERMOTT and MARCKEL of Berkely Co. Va. They married in 1822. Philip MCDERMOTT should be buried in Berkely, it's been said his ancestor came from Ireland the late 17th century or the early 18th, and settled in Berkeley co. Rebecca MARCKEL father might be William MARCKEL/MARCKIL.
James Rivers Sun, 9 Nov 1997 01:41:19
Seeking info on John Hayslip b-abt 1774, married Elizabeth Satterfield on 2 Sept 1797 Berkeley Co, d-1858 Adams Co OH. Believe John is the son of Richard Hayslip who's Will was probated 10 Jun 1806 in Jefferson Co. contact: James Rivers, 16711 Cobble Ridge, Sugar Land, TX
Karen Osborne Fri, 07 Nov 1997 12:53:39
Am interested in learning of any researchers who have any Smiths (Lewis Smith or others) in the area during the early 1800s. Am looking for parents of Simon Peter Smith, b. c 1824, possibly in the area (he was in Frederick Co. VA 1850, Warren by 1860). I know there was a Lewis Smith (probably more than one) in Hampshire Co. early 1800s. Want to find out more about Smiths there at the time and who their children were.
Barbara Long Emery Thu, 30 Oct 1997 22:12:10
Seeking info. re. John HART, b. 5 June 1759 Berkeley Co, Va., son of Miles H. HART & Delilah BURRIS. Grandson of Thomas HART & Esther MYLES/MILES.
Nancy Schuchman Sun, 19 Oct 1997 18:35:44
Looking for information on James Ferrell, born Apr. 24, 1763. He would be my ggggguncle. His parents were Robert Ferrell Sr. and Susan Stone Ferrell. There is his brother John Ferrell, 1765, but not sure if he was born in Berkley Co. or in Calhoun Co.
Robert B. Waller Thu Oct 16 10:11:55 1997
I am researching Jesse Waller, Sr. who said in his Revolutionary War Pension records that he was born in Berkely County, Va.(now West Va.) on April 22, 1759. He did not mention his father's name nor exactly where in Berkeley County he was born. He is thought to have a brother named William B. Waller. He served in the War under General Broadhead, General McIntosh, Col. Campbell and Capt. Swearingen it the 13th Va. regiment of regulars. He married Mary Farley of either York County, Pa. or Hampshire County, VA. I am interested in his father's name or any other details of his life that pertains to Berkeley County.
Lisa Houk Hensley Tue Oct 14 21:36:34 1997
Any HOUK or HOUCK's in Jefferson Co., or Berkeley Co., around 1820-1830. William Houk married Susan Turner; after his death she married George HOUX.
Lisa Spencer Tue Oct 14 07:33:10 1997
BOWAY?BUOY, Robert: looking to trade info on this line that comes to KY by 1800. 2 Roberts appeared on Berekley county 1787 Cesus and 1 John, will trade info
Roy Smith Sun Oct 12 17:54:47 1997
Looking for any information on George William SMITH (b. Nov 17, 1843 d.April 15, 1912 in Cumberland MD) m. Sarah Ann Williams (b.April 18, 1842 d. 22 April 1918). They probably lived in Berkley Springs. They are buried in the graveyard at Old Pine Church, Berkley Springs, W Va. Their son Frederick William (or William Frederick) SMITH m. Cora Mae YOST, daughter of William R. YOST and Janie Florence HOBDAY (or Holiday) daughter of William HOBDAY (b. ca 1808 d. ca 1890)
Cristol Lovato Fri Oct 10 20:28:33 1997
I am looking for any information pertaining to James Alexander Stinson who married Lydia Robinson in December 1808 in berkeley County Virginia. Also any information on Lydia Robinson. They were on the 1810 Berkeley Co. census. They appeared on the 1820 census in Gallatin Co Illinois.
Betty Fudge Thu Oct 9 19:36:26 1997
Seeking information on Barnet "Barney" FRIES/FREES/FREESE/FREEZE. Barnet's family Bible states that he was born in Berkeley Co., WV on Dec. 15, 1807 and that he married Mary Shedenhelm, b. Jan. 3, 1817 in Frederick Co., MD. I would like any information on who Barnet's parents or siblings were.
Paul Frost Wed Oct 8 20:36:34 1997
CLARK/CLARKE. Seek information on Walter CLARK who married Harriet GIRD in Berkeley County in 1801. Walter may have been the Walter Clark whose will was probated in Franklin County, KY in 1832. That Walter named his wife Harriet, son Henry W., daughter Emily Clark, son Thomas J. and son George W. Walter left to Harriet "my part of the estate of Esther Lashelle, deceased, now in the hands of the heirs of John Donaldson, deceased." A witness to this will was a Michael Clark. My g-g-g-grandfather, John Clark was born ca 1810 in VA or WVA (possibly Berkeley County?) and married Mary Crumbaugh in Franklin County, KY on 28 Feb 1833. I believe he may have been related to Walter and his family.
Terry L. Taylor Wed Oct 8 20:24:00 1997
Seeking any information on BENJAMIN VAN VACTOR. He had a son JOSEPH and a dau. PHEBE (b. 31 Dec. 1766, d. 19 July 1821 - Ohio). Phebe was married to JOSEPH MELVIN on 18 Aug. 1785 in Berkeley Co. W. Va. Benjamin owned land on the east side of Opecken Creek in 1787. He died in Greene Co., Tenn. circa Nov.1822.
Charles Rudy Heath II Tue Oct 7 11:27:30 1997
The Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette Co PA by Samuel T. Wiley, 1889, says in a biography of Daniel DOWNER, son of Levi DOWNER and Elizabeth HALL that "her father, Hugh HALL, was a native of Berkeley Springs, Virginia." This may refer to what is now Berkeley Springs (Morgan Co) WVA. A family genealogy indicates that on 21 April 1789, Hugh Henderson HALL married Nancy BUTLER, daughter of Capt. Joseph BUTLER and Rachel TRIPLETT presumably of Loudoun Co VA. Seek documentation/proof of this marriage. Hugh Henderson HALL was the son of John HALL, whose will dated 9 Sept 1791 was recorded in Fayette Co PA Will Book No. 1, Page 65. The will names wife, Elizabeth; sons Hugh and Thomas; daughters Margaret, Elizabeth, Rose and Sarah Boyle; and a grandaughter Nancy, daughter of son Thomas. A family genealogy says that the mother of Hugh Henderson HALL was Catherine HENDERSON. The will advances the possibility that Elizabeth was the second wife of John HALL, father of Hugh HALL. Seek documentation as to marriages of John HALL and proof of mother of Hugh HALL. The HALL family lived in Union Twp, Fayette Co PA beginning about 1785. Hugh Hall moved his family from Fayette Co PA to Butler Co OH (Fairfield Twp) in 1811. HeathCR2@netscape.net (Charles Rudy Heath II, 6586 Fields Ertel Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367 Tel. 513-489-2164)
Jill Alderton Lowe Sat Oct 4 19:17:32 1997
I am looking for information about ALDERTON name. In particular, my grandfather Gilbert Alderton, who married Bertha Barnhart. Marion Leroy Alderton, who was killed in World War I. Gilbert and Marion were sons of Francis and Cora Noland Alderton. Can anybody help me? Sure hope so. The American Legion in Berkeley Springs is named for my great uncle, Marion Alderton. It is called the Alderton-Dawson American Legion. Know anything about him?
B. Lucas Wed Oct 8 19:50:16 1997
MILLER AND FRANK OF BERKLEY COUNTY CA1780-1790 Trying to learn name of father to Barney Miller bc1764, his mother was Mary d/o Barnard Frank will 1782 Berkley Co.
Nancy Lewellen Roe Sat Oct 4 18:46:14 1997
I am interested in corresponding with anyone with information on the MEEKS family in Berkeley County. There are listings for them in the 1787 tax lists.
Christine McCormick Thu Oct 2 17:37:05 1997
Researching Captain William HENSHAW and his parents, Nicholas HENCHER and Rebecca SMITH. Nicholas was married in Philadelphia in 1726, moved to the border of Berkeley County & Frederick CO, WV. The Berkelely County family went by the name of HENSHAW; the Frederick County family by the name of HANCHER. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching this family.
Nancy Harvey Sun Sep 28 09:50:28 1997
Evan JENKINS/Jinkins/Ginkens sold land in Bedford County, Pennsylvania in 1802 stating that he was in Berkely Cty, Va. Interested in any information about Jenkins families in Berkley circia this period.
Margaret Gail Brault Sun Sep 28 06:51:30 1997
Am searching for information regarding David William Levy III, born in Maryland June 6, 1825, died in Falling Waters April 21, 1920. Obituary from Martinsburg Journal this date states he died in the home of his daughter, Marie Louisa Levy STEHLEY. She is listed as the wife of Postmaster J. Z. Stehley. Any information regarding either the family name of LEVY or STEHLEY would be greatly appreciated.
Nathan Carpenter Sun Sep 28 05:05:01 1997
Looking for any information on the DOTTS surname. BOSTON DOTTS was enumerated in Berkley co. on 1820 census, 1810 found him and GEORGE DOTTS in Jefferson co. Believe they are connected to ANDREW DOTTS, who was born in Virginia in 1804 and moved from Stark co., Ohio to Hancock county, Ohio in early 1830's. Andrew's second wife was HANNAH WRIGHT. ANY connection or lead on the DOTTS family of interest.
Vivian Thu Sep 25 11:34:26 1997
I am looking for the JOHN PERILL family who was in Berkley Co. WVA in 1829 when John signed his daughter ELIZABETH PERRILL'S marriage bond to THOMAS THORNBURG. John died intestate in Berkley Co. ca. 1836. I have a copy of the appraisment and sale bill. It mentions surnames of HORNER, PITZER, SPITSNOGLE and others. Can someone help me with this family?
KAY DAVIS WILSON Mon Sep 22 23:03:26 1997
I am looking for any info on my Great-Great Grandfather GEORGE K. DAVIS m. BARBARA KREGLOW they lived in Martinsburg, Berkley co. Virginia, where he was a tailor, in the early 1800. Eight children were born 6 boys/2 girls. One son was also GEORGE K. DAVIS b.10/6/1847 in Des Moines co. Iowa.
Ned A. Wilson Sun Sep 21 14:48:39 1997
John Wilson's will probated in Berkeley Co., VA 4-16-1783. Heirs were:Jane,wife,Edward,William,Jacob,James,Jeremiah, John, Thomas, Lather, Daniel, Isaac, Elizabeth Clawson, Mary Jones, and Sarah. JacobWilson(my ggg grandfather) and family left the vicinity of Harper's Ferry in 1790 and migrated to Clark Co., Ky. Would like to correspond with anyone related to this family.
billie stephenson Mon Sep 15 11:37:54 1997
looking for info on Weitzel family. Nicholas settled in Berkeley co in late 1700"s. George was born there on March 2, 1790. George's son Nicholas was born there August 5, 1824. At least according to my grandmother.
Frank Lilburn Wells Fri Sep 12 14:47:36 1997
A great+grandfather, Andrew Lilburn, son of Francis and Mary Lilburn, was born in Berkeley Co. in 1755. Mary was the widow of Colbert Anderson, and is thought by some to have been the daughter of Jonah Seaman. The name of Andrew's wife is not known, but his son, Jonah Lilburn, named his second son Henderson. This suggests that Andrew's wife may have been a Henderson. According the 1787 census (tax lists) of Berkeley County there was a Henderson family there at that time.
G. Ann Varley-Bryant Sat Sep 6 20:08:38 1997
Rachel HEATON married Thomas VARLEY, 1797 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Would like more information about this family as they are a good possibility for the next generation back in my ancestry search.
Donald Locke Sat Sep 6 02:57:17 1997
I am looking for info on Washington LOCK b. 6-2-1803 Va , living in Jefferson County W Va in 1840 ( census) . Washington LOCK is listed in the 1850 Hardin County Ky census Would like any type of info that can be found , census , land records , books , ect : Thanks Donald Locke http://members.aol.com/LOCKEroots/
Mary Underwood Wed Sep 3 14:00:07 1997
Looking for information and others researching the following family: Benjamin B. Wallingford signed a bond on August 3,1791 that was filed in the Berkely Count Courthouse, binding himself and Michael Hargan to a marriage between the said Michael and Wallingford's daughter, Elizabeth Wallingford.
Vivian McCarty Tue Sep 2 13:12:53 1997
I am looking for information on the JOHN PERRILL family that were in Berkley Co. in 1830's John's daughter ELIZABETH married THOMAS S. THORNBURG 13 Aug, 1829 in Berkley Co. I have a copy of a sale bill when JOHN PERRILL died and some of the names on the bill are HORNER, SPITSNOGGLE, and some of ELIZABETHS records say she was b. MD. some say OH. I know she isnt the daughter of JOHN PERRILL who married ELIZABETH PRICE. I have his pension papers and have exchanged info with others who are researching this JOHN and his wife. Any Help will be greatly appreciated. I need my ELIZABETH'S parents name and if possible her siblings.
John R Keyes Mon Sep 1 10:56:22 1997
Searching for info on John Keys (Kees?) b.1782 d.1853 Martinsburg, Berkeley Co. Married Anna Lashorn. Am looking for John's ancestors or any other info. on where he may of come from
Nanci Hess Sun Aug 31 17:35:24 1997
Please help..Am trying to verify information regarding John Cunningham and Catherine Kis(s)inger Known to have married in Berkeley Co. on Dec 4,1824 and moved to Athens Co., Ohio. Have found some addition info regarding same as having died in Berkeley Co in 1836 and 1861 respectively but as Catherine is shown with son (Cornelius) on 1880 Athens Co OH Census this must be incorrect but all other birth/places, etc match...Can anyone help to clarify this...I am descended from their daughter Sarah Michie born in VA circa 1826.
MELISSA IRELAND Fri Aug 29 15:37:48 1997
LOOKING FOR THE PARENTS OF DAVID MURPHY WHO MARRIED ANN MARIE DUCKWALL MADDEN IN FEBRUARY OF 1831 IN BERKELEY OR JEFFERSON COUNTY. ANN MARIE WAS FROM THE SUMMIT POINT AND BULLSKIN AREA OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
Theresa Culley Wed Aug 27 09:10:44 1997
I am looking for any information regarding Nicholas MARQUETTE, who fought in the Revolutionary War and was at Yorktown. He had two daughters: (1) Elizabeth/Margaret married Jacob SNYDER (owner of ironworks in Martinsburg) and (2) Anna, who married --- KENNEDY. Nicholas appears on the 1810 census, but disappears by the 1820 census.
Willard J. French "Jay" Tue Aug 26 15:15:55 1997
I am looking for any and all information on the FRENCH and BLUE families of Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. My 3rd great grandfather Walter W. FRENCH, b March 1, 1792 was from what is now Jefferson - then Berkeley County. He married a Rachael P. BLUE, probably in Jefferson or Frederick County. Walter was a veteran of the War of 1812, having served in in Captain Thomas Cockrell's Company, under Lt. Col. George Minor, First Regiment, Virginia Militia.
Walter's Father was named Samuel French and was a teacher in Berkeley/Jefferson County.
Walter had 3 children by this marriage: 1. James W. FRENCH; 2. Samuel Jackson FRENCH; and 3. Mary Jane FRENCH. They moved to Licking County Ohio Where Rachael died in 1824. Walter then returned to Jefferson County and "Read" medicine and acted as "Collector". In the 1830s Walter and family moved to Darke County, Ohio and remained there for the remainder of their lives.
John M. DeBrular Mon Aug 25 02:40:41 1997
I am interested in any information concerning the DEBRULAR surname. My GGGrandfather Quillian DeBrular or a relative might have created a event that might have been recorded in your area. Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated. I will be glad to help others in my area (Parkersburg, WV).
Paul Leiss Tue Aug 19 16:31:18 1997
I have some Abstracts from Virginia's North Neck Warrants and Surveys that show that the Bailey family (and William Bailey in particular) bought a great deal of land in Hampshire/Berkley Counties in the late 1760s and the 1770s. I have getten this information from two different sources and I am therefore assuming that it is fact. The surveys were done by a Richard Rigg. Also mentioned in these surveys and warrants are John Bailey, the Yoal family, the Lerue family, and the Siler family, just to name a few. Also metioned is Sleepy and Back Creeks. If you know anything about the Bailey family or could you put me in touch with someone who might know about them?
Jeanne Spain Tue Aug 12 13:50:29 1997
FANCHER (FANSHER): DAVID, RICHARD, ISAAC, JAMES DAVID FANCHER moved his family from Sussex Co, NJ., before 1778, to Berkley Co, (then Va). I would like to know anything regarding the family stay in Berkley Co., especially if the wife, name unknown, died there. What was her name? Etc? I have much information regarding the FANCHER name, and my line is through David. I will be glad to exchange information with anyone willing to share. Jeanne Spain 1319 Janwood Drive Plano, Tx 75075-7228 e-mail: JLSpain@aol.com: FAX 972-424-6639
Old Folkie Sat Aug 9 18:11:38 1997
Searching for information on the family of Soloman Shoe who was named on the marriage bond of Barbara Shoe in Berkley CO., WV. He may have come from Frederick CO., MD.
B. Lucas Thu Aug 7 20:21:23 1997
Researching MACKEY family area of Berkeley County c1790. Any data appreciated. Esp interested in a James bc1785. Probably went to Ky c1800, married 1812 Susanna Miller KY.
B.Lucas Thu Aug 7 20:16:21 1997
Researching MILLER, Barney and KIESECKER, Mary who married in the area of Berkeley Co.c1780-4. Would like date of marr- iage, and ancestry of Barney.
Max McDaniel Thu Aug 7 14:28:37 1997
Looking for the family of my grandfather, Andrew McDonald, 1724 - 1799. He was a Rev War Vet (1777) 14th Virginia Continental Line. Most of his family moved to Ohio, via Kentucky. His daughter, Mary married George Lemon in 1785. Cannot find anyone researching this far back.
Pat Pleska Mon Aug 4 19:14:45 1997
DICKEN/S, Ephriam and George, George is suppose to have been born in Berkeley Co. (Kanawha Co. Marriage 1869) and is suppose to be son of Ephriam and Esther. By 1870 George is listed in Fayette Co. WV Census.
Michael M. Foreman Mon Aug 4 18:10:27 1997
ResearchiFORMAN FOREMAN/FURMAN/FURHMAN surname and need information on a David FORMAN/FURHAM and wife, Hannah Vogelsong who settled Berkley County area by 1760.
Julie Chitwood Thu Jul 31 12:49:53 1997
MALIN - BERRY Seeking info on William Malin . Esther BERRY on 25 Oct. 1792, Berkley Co. VA Need parents of Esther BERRY. William and Esther MALIN had four children: Jacob, b. ca 1795; Joseph b. 30 Nov. 1798, Charlestown, Berkley Co VA, Mahlon and Mary. Joseph was apprenticed to Samual Russel in 1808, Charlston VA. He also was in the War of 1812, joining up in Charlston in 1814. William moved to Urbana Ohio, along with his son, Joseph. Later Joseph moved to Switzerland Co. IN.
william garard Sat Jul 26 04:05:19 1997
I am seeking information on David W. GERRARD, b.1756 Berkeley Co., VA, d. 1813, m. (1) Margaret ?? He was a minister in Gerrardstown, WV about 1786.
Scotty Roberge Sun Jul 27 13:26:13 1997
Subject: SAUNDERS/SANDERS: SHEELY and also McVICKER MOSES SANDERS married Rachel SHEELY on 1 Jan. 1782 in Berleley Co. WVA. Other SANDERS/SAUNDERS who married there were:
Christian m. Molly Doddewick 16 Dec 1792
Elizabeth m. John Palmer 26 Dec 1799
Fred m. Margaret Reed 6 Aug 1806
Peggy m. Bastion Needler 14 Apr. 1814
There must have been some Sanders/Saunders in Berkeley co. Does anyone have a Moses Saunders or a Sheely? I think this Moses may have had a son Moses G (Gunnell) Saunders who was born in 1792 in VA (possibly Berekely co) and moved to Ohio. There he married Zion McPhaill(b. 1811 in OH). My Saunders line went on to have a Zion SAUNDERS who married a ARCHIBALD MCVICKER, and he was from Loudoun co and Monongalia co. The families all moved west to OHIO and IN. Can you help? Other related names are Van Meter, Millett, Hickman, Perfect.
Robin L. Hitzel Wed, 23 Jul 1997 21:49:27
SHIELDS/BROWN - Looking for any information on the ancestry of my grandparents, Reatha Belle (SHIELDS) BROWN and Murrel Guy BROWN, Sr. Both lived and died in Martinsburg, WV. Murrel b. 10/10/1900 and died around 1988/1989. Reatha b. 1900 and died around 1972. Known siblings of Murrel are Hilton, Faye SHIELDS, Raymond. Known siblings of Reatha are Grace OLINGER and John SHIELDS. Children of this couple are Lillian WHITTINGTON, married Melvin WHITTINGTON; Charles BROWN, married Jane GREGORY; Paul David BROWN; Murrel Guy BROWN, Jr., married Ella Mae UNGER; and Yvonne Douglas BROWN, never married.
Robin L. Hitzel Wed, 23 Jul 1997 21:49:27
PARSONS/PARKINSON - Looking for any information on the ancestry of my great-grandparents, Herschel DeHaven PARSONS and Ella Arminia (PARKINSON) PARSONS. As far as I now, both lived and died in Berkeley Co. WV. Children of this couple are Donna May (PARSONS)(MARTIN) MORRISON, Hattie Geneva DODGE, Edith Pearl, Blanche Virginia, Anna M., Elizabeth, Florence, Earl, Otis and adopted nephews, Lee and Samuel Owen.
Robin L. Hitzel Wed, 23 Jul 1997 21:49:27
UNGER, Paul Carter Sr. b. 3/8/1912; d. 1977 in Baltimore, MD; I am just starting a family tree and need any help I can get. Looking for any information on the ancestry of Paul Carter UNGER, Sr. who was my grandfather. First wife was Delcie Lucille WHITE, second wife was Sallie Lucille PARSONS (my grandmother). Paul married Sallie PARSONS and lived in Martinsburg, WV. They divorced and he moved to Baltimore, MD where he married his third wife, Elenora PRUITT. He died in Baltimore, MD in 1977. Children of Paul and Sallie UNGER are Paul Carter UNGER, Jr., Ella Mae (UNGER) BROWN, Robert Lee UNGER and Larry Wayne UNGER.
Trueman Farris Thu, 17 Jul 1997 12:51:11
Seeking information on MAY surname 1750-1820. John MAY might be specific MAY I am looking for.
Dianne Monreal Mon, 14 Jul 1997 08:07:30
I am seeking additional information on the ancestry and descendants of William TURNER and James Beatty CARSON. William TURNER of Harpers Ferry, disappeared enroute to KY in 1796. He was the father of Jim TURNER and Thomas TURNER. Thomas was born November 16, 1794 in Harper's Ferry, Berkeley Co., VA; m. Hannah CARSON (b. November 05, 1797 in Harper's Ferry to James Beatty CARSON; d. Oct. 2, 1844 in KY) on May 7 1818 in Harper's Ferry Jefferson Co., VA; d. Jan. 30, 1884 in Huntsville, Butler Co., KY.
Thomas was a veteran of the War of 1812. Family lore has it that he was orphaned young and was raised by Quakers.
Ronda Griffith- Grubb Mon Jul 7 07:06:32 1997
I am looking for a David Griffith in Berkeley County. Supposedly "worked for George Washington." I know Washington had a farm, Bullskin located in Berkeley County. I do not believe that this the David Griffith of Gerrardstown.
Barbara J. Emery Sun, 06 Jul 1997 16:34:04
Seeking info. re. John HART b.1760 Berkeley Co., Va. d. ? Allen Co., Ky. m. Katherine KNOWLES/KNOLLES. John had several sibs. i.e. Josiah, b. 1764, m. Judith TANNER; Martha b. 1765, Thomas, III; Ester; Sarah m. Mason BENNETT, Ruth m. Daniel VanMeter. I would like to know if Katherine KNOWLES is the 2nd wife of John HART. I believe he may have been married first to Margaret MUNDELL and lived at one time in Greene Co., Pa.
Wes Garvin Sun Jul 6 11:09:19 1997
I am seeking information on Hugh GARVIN, his Wife and Children. He appears in the 1820 Va census for Berkeley Co., in Campbell Twp p. 143.
Gerald Lewis Thu Jul 3 08:48:32 1997
HARTLEY-Daniel Hartley enlisted 11th VA Regiment, Capt. Gabrial Long, Aug. 9, 1776 from Berkeley Co., VA.
Marti Harrington Tue Jul 1 14:29:31 1997
EYRE, JOHN lived in Berkeley County around 1793 m. to Catherine Crumley; looking for any information on John and Catherine and John's brothers and sisters: Adam, Samuel, William, Robert, Hannah (m. to Joseph Saunder) and Mary Eyre. Any information on any Eyre would be helpful. I'm not having much luck with these folks.