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Charles Thomas Thu, 12 Nov 1998 14:05:21
I'm tracing my Huffman ancestors. The earliest ones I have records of were born in Hardy County, VA, in the late 1700s and very early 1800s. I have been informed that Hardy County, VA , is now Grant County, West Virginia. Can you tell me if this is accurate? Any history you could give me or refer me to would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

"Our Heritage" BOOK, COSNER, SHELL
Reba Humbert Fri, 30 Oct 1998 12:22:16
I am trying to find a book called "Our Heritage" Hardy County by Walworth Publishing. I am told that they have copies at the Grant County Library in Petersberg. They do not check these out by the way you can only copy info at the library. I am interested in the Cosner/Shell family line mentioned in the book. Do you know how I can find out if there are any more available to purchase around there? The publisher said the only ones left where there and they weren't publishing any more. I have tried corresponding with a Harold Garber( used to be in the Historical Society there I believe) but am unable to get responses. I live in Minnesota and don't have access directly to VA. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Peggy Kreger Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:37:52
I am trying to find info on a person buried in Bayard Cemetery. Her name is Betty Reall. she died in 1933. She lived in Gormania. Do you have any clue as to how I can find the exact date of her death and where she died?

Joyce Whyde Wed, 26 Aug 1998 18:33:25
Jacob CLARK b. 1850 married Mary? Children: Alice Flora CLARK b. 1873/4 born in WVa, married George Cecil TWIGG. Alice Flora CLARK TWIGG disappeared after 1920 any info would be appreciated

No Name Given Thu, 30 Jul 1998 14:12:21
Looking for death date for Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Reall - married to Henry Clay Reall on 09/22 1879. She is buried in Gormania Cemetery. She was born in 1855 or 1860. Had a son named John M Reall. I am also seeking information on Henry C. Reall's parent. Any help would be appreciated.

Sonny O'Haver Tue, 28 Jul 1998 21:27:52
I am working on the GORMANIA WV CEMETERY. There Is a few grave markers and only a few with names. I am trying to find who is all buried here. Does any one know of anyone buried in here? thanks

Vera Lewis Fri, 24 Jul 1998 14:09:58
I am trying to find information on James William Bell and Sarah Jemima Goldizen. James was born around 1843 at Rockingham County, VA and died 14 Nov 1920 at Weston, WV. He supposely came to Grant County during the Civil War and married Sarah Jemima Goldizen who was a widow at the time. She had previously been married to a Henry Rohrbaugh. James and Sarah were married 3 June 1865 in Cumberland, MD. Both lived in Grant County. I am trying to find the death date of Sarah and am trying to find James Bell parents. I have been told that he had a brother John who owned a green house in Harrisonbury, VA during the latter part of the 1800's. Any help would be appreciated on these two people and their families.

Judy Kimble Wed, 08 Jul 1998 19:00:58
looking for info on Edith Coffman, daughter of Jacob Coffman and Christina Sites. Edith was born November 15, 1891. She married Ashby David Mongold of Hardy County. Would anyone know where she is buried ? Her brothers and sisters were: William, Mary, Solomon, Moses, Henry and Marvin. Any info you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Barb Kelley Sat, 4 Jul 1998 12:43:56
Looking for any information on John Henry FORSYTH [b. June 13, 1864 Preston Co., WV - d. Jan 18, 1945 Grant Co., WV] married [Aug 29, 1886 Preston Co., WV] Sarah Virginia WINTERS [b. Sept 29, 1870 Preston Co., WV - d. Dec 20, 1937 Morgantown, WV buried Grant Co., WV]. Parents of John were: Alexander & Susan [SELL-PORTER] FORSYTH. Parents of Sarah were: William A. & Martha E. [ROTH] WINTERS. John & Sarah were living in Bayard, Grant Co., WV in the 1900, 1910, 1920 census. Children of John & Sarah were: 1. Elmer Bliss FORSYTH [b1887 - d.1919 Grant Co., WV] married [apr 25, 1906 Grant Co., WV] Daisy Viola JENKINS [b. 1886 Mifflin Co., PA - d. Apr 17, 1950 Balto., Co., MD]. 2. James Russell FORSYTH [b. Mar 25, 1891 - d. Jan 1970 Balto., Co., MD] married Daisy Viola [JENKINS] FORSYTH- widow of his brother. Any info will be appreciated. Will share info.

Phyllis Smith Crites Mon, 29 Jun 1998 20:09:06
Looking for information on my father's mother Phebe Jane Westfall married Augustus Smith they had 5 children my dad, Austin Smith was the oldest born in 1894 and his mother died in 1901 and the children were raised by other families not related to their parents. Would like to know where Phebe Jane died and where she is buried. Her parents were Henry and Elizabeth Hartman Westfall. Found records at Grant co. court house that Elizabeth and another daughter died in 1900 a couple days apart and were buried at Hartmansville, in Grant Co. close to Mt. Storm. Happy to share any of our information with others. Thanks

Ross Johnson Sat, 20 Jun 1998 00:17:42
Looking for records related to Frank BRAFFORD (aka Bradford depending on the record) and wife Alice PETERSEN. I have been unsuccessful finding them in any nearby US 1880 census record - Frank would have been born about 1855 (parents unknown). I have found various records of their childrens births/marriages in Hardy co, including Robert, Anna, Sophia, Daniel (b1880), Ida (b June 1881), John (b1884) and Janey Elizabeth (b 1888 in Oldfields). Otherwise zilch on Frank and Alice. No death records or anything from any census records. Perhaps they were Grant co-residents? Any help or ideas greatly appreciated.

Dan and Laura Day Fri, 19 Jun 1998 21:39:39
I am searching for information on Alec COHAGAN, his wife LEKA, and their daughter Margaret. LEKA is believed to be the daughter of a Cherokee chief. The COHAGANs lived in what is now Grant County, between Maysville and Greenland. One of their daughters, Margaret, married Samuel DAY in 1780. Margaret and Samuel lived for a time in Pendleton County, WV. Another daughter married Samuel DOLLY. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sonny O'Haver Tue, 02 Jun 1998 06:25:12
Looking for any info or story on the town or people of Gormania WV. I'm trying to put the churches history together and looking for any help I am also looking for and pictures of the town or towns' people. Thanks.

Bernard Koebbe Sun, 03 May 1998 18:16:15
I am seeking any information regarding a Rose or Rosemary Borror who was born in 1866, probably Grant County. Her mother's maiden name was "Alt". Her daughter's name was Ruby Sites. Rose/Rosemary Borror is believed to have been of at least 1/2 Indian blood, probably historic Shawnee, but definitely not Cherokee. She was typically referred to as "Morning Star" and rarely used her European name Rose Borror. She reportedly lived in traditional Native American fashion to include performing ceremonies, wore regalia, attended Pow Wow's, etc. She lived in a cabin near a mountain called "Turkey Knob" on a "Darcas or Dorcas" road in the vicinity of Petersburg. The location is also near a "Russ Run" and "Turkey Run". As the US government rebuilt this cabin following a fire in the late 1960s, the assumption is that this cabin is located within the National Forest and may have been the property of the US Park or Forest Service. Possibly an old Ranger or Fire station, possibly a CCC camp. The family is seeking to document her Native American descent and status. Should any information on Rose/Rosemary Borror or "Morning Star" be available, the family would greatly appreciate notification.

"SMM" Sun, 03 May 1998 18:16:15
Jacob L. Snyder m. Martha Alice Rexrode of Grant county W.V. Their daughter Emilia Scott Snyder m. Charles Wesley Wiltison of MD. She was the mother of my husbands father. Who was the father of Jacob? Does anyone have info on the Wiltison families? Many thanks!

"WALK113" Thu, 30 Apr 1998 18:23:51
Searching for ancesters from Grant County any help would be greatly appreciated please email thank you

"SMM" Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:00:38
I am researching Wiltison-Snyder-Rexrode-Alexander-all living in Hardy-Pendleton-and Grant Counties W.V. Who was the father of Jacob L. Snyder b.March 1854 V.A. Edward Wiltison died W. V. He was m to Clara -his fathers name was James. Will share all info.

Joseph McKenzie Mon, 27 Apr 1998 20:05:07
Looking for descendants of Henry WESTFALL Born:about 1846 in Virginia. This information is from the 1880 census Grant County Milroy Dist. (vol3; e.d.#423; sheet#24; and line#10) Henry WESTFALL B:1846 wife ELIZABETH J. B:1847 in Virginia, children William R. B:1868;Phebe J. B:1871; Mary E. B:1873; Allas B:1875; George H. Born: July 29,1877 Died:Aug 27,1921; and Ruhama B:1879. all children were born in West Virginia. The Fifth child "George H. WESTFALL" our line married Tina Lenarah HILL on January 02,1903. She is the child of George HILL and Martha SHREVE. I will trade information.

bnylin? Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:29:28
Looking for marriage of Adam RICE and Margaret SUFFOLK 9/14/1815 in Grant Co. (then VA) and anything else available on either of these families. Thank you.

bnylin? Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:23:50
Trying to locate Samuel GOOD born in Grant County (then Virginia) late 1700s. Thank you.

Robert Campbell Fri, 17 Apr 1998 02:27:29
Seek further information on Nicholas and Elizabeth HART MICHAEL who lived south of present day Petersburg, WVA, on or before 1759. Any information is appreciated and will share what little information we have. Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation in this regard.

Raymond Cooper Thu, 16 Apr 1998 09:18:49
I am looking for more information on Valentine and Mary Cooper who lived in the South Mill Creek area, near Rough Run, south of Petersburg in the current Grant County, West Virginia. I have a copy of Valentine Cooper's will which was registered in Hardy County in 1835. I found the cemetry stones of Valentine Cooper and his wife Mary near the home of Conrad Ours in Rough Run. Any information on Valentine and Mary Cooper would be helpful.

Ruth Sturm Tue, 14 Apr 1998 07:58:32
I am looking for information on WILLIAM & ELIZA DELLINGER and their grandson, HENRY HAMON. They were in the 1900 Mason County census. Also looking for information on CHRISTINA DELLINGER who married SYLVESTER DONOHUE, in Meigs county on Sept. 25, 1891. This is my great grandmother. Any stories of her life would be appreciated. Christina was the mother of Henry Hamon and the father was known as "DOC" HAMON. Do you know of him?

Bob Nauman Mon, 06 Apr 1998 16:22:36
I am seeking descendants of Frederick Nauman (Naumann) who was born in the Paradise Valley of what is now Monroe County, Pennsylvania probably in 1841. Frederick was the son of Michael Nauman(n) and Catherine "Katie" Wolf (Walz?). After serving in the 214th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the Shenandoah Valley at the end of the Civil War, Frederick was reported to have gone to Williamsport, Maryland, where he married and settled in West Virginia. I have a lot of information about Frederick's Pennsylvania family that I will share.

Charles Thomas Mon,06 Apr 1998 15:39:06
I am searching for records of my maternal ancestors, the Huffman family. They came to Ohio from Virginia in 1822. The gravestone of my gggggrandfather, Daniel Huffman, states that he was born in Hardy County, VA, in 1749. I have been informed that Hardy County, VA, or at least part of it became Grant County, West Virginia, around the time of the Civil War. Can you tell me if this is fact? If so, do you have records of that time period for Hardy County, VA? What resources would you recommend? An old history book of Clinton County, Ohio (where these Huffmans settled) states that the above mentioned Daniel Huffman's father had come from Germany to Virginia "around the middle of the century". Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

CAIN, Census Books?
Frank L. Cain Mon, 6 Apr 1998 22:11:21
On the 1900 census there is a John L. Cain and family. between 1900 and 1910. three of his children died and I have not been able to find where they are buried or the dates of deaths, some where there is a Cain Cemetery is it in grants county and where can if purchas a copy of all the cemetery and who is buried in them. also was there some kind of Epidmic that killed lots of children in that time span. Where can I purchase the entire census for Grant County 1890, 1900 and 1910 and how much do they cost?

Jimmy Ashfield Sat, 4 Apr 1998 19:37:39
I am looking for a place call Henry, WV, I believe it is/or was in Grant Co. My grandmother, Mary Ellen Kershner was to have married my grandfather Walter Ashfield, June 1920. I am trying to find out who Walter's father is and also if Walter's middle initial was (H.) Mary Hitt an email correspondent we have come to know, has found in 1880 census, John H. Ashfield, with a son my grandfather's age name Walter H. and 4 sisters. If you could give me any information, I would greatly appreciate it. If Henry, WV is or was located in Grant County, can you tell me where or who might could tell me how to find a marriage certificate. Again thanks for any help.

Faye Spence Thu, 02 Apr 1998 11:11:57
Looking for Henthorn(e) family in Grant County.

Diane Snow Beri Sun, 29 Mar 1998 14:15:43
Looking for information on Malan WOLFORD, living in Grant Co in 1880, married to Mary ROHRBAUGH. They had 7 children. Malan's father was John WOLFORD of Randolph County, married to Frances THOMPSON. Other WOLFORDs scattered in surrounding counties...

Arnone Fri, 27 Mar 1998 17:45:21
I'm trying to find info on my moms family. Her grandfather was a farmer in Grant County. His name was Aldine Whetsel Rexrode (died around 1935-1940 time frame), his wife was Amy Susan (Ours) Rexrode and he had a brother Rev. Lafayette Rexrode who lived in Kearneysville, WV. Got any pointers or info. Thanks

Pat Saletore Thu, 15 Jan 1998 07:26:30
William JORDAN; born about 1827, married Elizabeth CARR 1 October 1846 in Randolph County. Claims on a marriage record that his parents were William and Sarah JORDAN. After Elizabeth's death, he married Mary Anne (Polly) NELSON and later Elizabeth (Betty) HUFFMAN. I think he died in the 1890s and was living in Grant County.

Carolyn Robinson Tue, 06 Jan 1998 21:49:25
My family has been attempting to trace the Aronhalt branch of our family tree for five+ years....with very little success. My grandmother is 92 but refuses to give us info beyond the few facts we have on him. My sister requested his birth certificate, but was told there wasn't one on file, and to check surrounding counties. What are those counties??? The 1900 Census indicates that Grover Cleveland Aronhalt (b. 3/5/1887 in Gormania, Grant Co., WV) was residing with his (maternal?) grandparents, Samuel Hanlin (b. July 1831) and Jane Hanlin (b. Nov 1835), then 68 and 64 years of age respectively. Others persons listed in their household included their son, George A. Hanlin, 25yr (b. Apr. 1874); son John R. Hanlin, 20yr, (b. Jun 1879); Grover Aronhalt (my grandfather), age 13 yr, (b. Mar. 5, 1887); and granddaughter, Liew Etta Hanlin, age 21 yr (b. 1878). It appears that the dwelling was a rental farm, with "number of farm schedule" as 209. Jane Hanlin, Grover's apparent grandmother, had 11 children, and 11 children were still living on date this census was taken. The 1910 Census for Grant Co., WV, shows the following living together: John R. Hanlin (Head), age 30; Jane Hanlin (Mother), age 74; "Arouhalt" (s/b Aronhalt), Etta, age 31 as a "C" (???) instead of "granddaugher" (earlier her name was "Hanlin"), and Grover C. (again, a "C" instead of "grandson"), age 23. The 1920 Census shows Grover C. Aronhalt, age 35, in Peoria, Peoria Cty, IL, and already married to "Nellie", age 26. Is there any birth records for children born to Jane and Samuel Hanlin? Any tax records for rental farms? Any marriage records for Grover Cleveland Aronhalt and Nellie _____, between 1910-1920? Do you know whether local cemeteries or any of Grant Co.'s public records might be accessible through the internet? What newspaper would carry information pertaining to Grant Co. for 1850 through 1950?

Mary Lewis Mon, 05 Jan 15:21:07 1998
I am researching the Nicholas Lewis Family. Everytime I try to find out about this family, they refer me to Grant County. Since I live in Missouri we do not seem to have much on West Virginia in our local libraries. Nicholas married Susanna Kimble in 1824 with the permission of Henry Judy. I have not been able to find any information on why Henry Judy gave the permission. Were Nicholas parents dead and who were they? Can you give me some leads on finding out some information on this family. Thank you

Carla A. Gruber Sun, 04 Jan 21:01:09 1998
I am looking for anything on my WETZEL/WHETZEL/WHETSEL ancesters in Grant Co. I note that Elizabeth Whetzel is listed in the Grant Co. marriage records book. There is other Whetzel/Whetsel relations listed there also. Is there anyone else doing Grant Co, Va or W.Va research of their Wetzel (all spellings) line? I'd be willing to share info with you if you are. My g-g-g-great grandfather John WETZEL/WHETSEL born 1784 in Hampshire Co. Virginia (once part of Frederick Co, Va., now Hardy Co. W.Va). John married Mary (Molly) ? around 1800. Brotherís to John are Isaac WETZEL b: 1790 Hardy Co. Va m: Mary Whitehead on 13 Dec 1822, Jacob WETZEL b: 1805 Hardy Co. Va m: Anna TEETS 15 June 1831 and a WETZEL brother who married an Elizabeth born in 1775. I know they had at least one child named Joseph WETZEL. My line: John WETZEL who married Mary A. (Molly) 1800 in Hardy Co. Va had children (that I know of ) David WHETSEL/WHETZEL b: 1802 in Hardy Co. Va. m: Feah PENCE 31 July 1822 in Shenandoah Twp, VA., Jacob WHETSEL m: Mary 1830, Jesse WETZEL/WHETSEL b: 17 Nov 1808 Hardy Co, VA. m: Polly (Mary) CULLERS on 24 April 1831. He died in Sullivan Co. TN in 6 May 1890 and Sarah WETZEL/WHETSEL b: 1812 Va. Hope to hear from you!

Sandie Taft Sun, 04 Jan 16:032:56 1998
I am at a complete dead-end. I am looking for a Walter McBEE who married Sarah TALBORT. They had a son named Charles Thomas McBEE b. 1 Jan 1826 in Petersburt, Grant, WV. He married Elizabeth Ermentrout 1855. Thank you for any help that you might be able to give me.

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