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Donald Devoll Sat, 27 Dec 1997 23:46:26
I am looking for information on siblings and progenitors of Daniel DEVOLL or DEVOLLD who was born at Sleepy Creek ca. 1757. Daniel married Grace RICHARDSON born ca. 1788 in MD, dau. of John RICHARDSON, and migrated to Guernsey county OH in the late 1700's. 
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). 
Sheila Anderson Fri, 28 Nov 1997 22:11:0
I am looking for information on James Holden Anderson born April 1 1836 in Paw Paw WV he married Harriet Ann Ryan born March 9 1848 in Cumberland Maryland her mother was Hester Ann Ryan. James and Harriet were married Nov 24 1868 in Harpers Ferry. Some family members say James was born in Maryland and Harriet in WV. Please let me know if you can help me or were to go for more information on there families. 
Robert A. Stonerock Wed, 26 Nov 1997 18:35:12
Michael GRAY Sr. b.? m. CA 1775 to a Smith? d. before Sept 1829 in Morgan Co., VA. He may have been a revolutionary war veteran. Does anyone have anymore info. about him and his lineage? Where did he come from and did he serve in the revolutionary war? 
Robert A. Stonerock Wed, 26 Nov 1997 18:35:12
Seeking info. on Michael GRAY's service in the confederate army. He was born on 3 Aug 1822, m. 8 Mar 1850. He resided in Morgan Co., before removing to Miami and Montgomery Cos., Ohio sometime in the 1860's. Can anyone do a look up of a confederate muster role? 
Robert A. Stonerock Wed, 26 Nov 1997 18:35:12
Seeking info. on Mary Elizabeth MICHAEL, b. CA 1828 VA, m. Mar 8, 1850 to Michael GRAY in Morgan Co., VA, d. Feb 28, 1892 in Vandalia, Montgomery Co., Ohio. Would like to know who her parents and gradparents were? 
Linda Moeller Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:33:23

I am looking for information on John Andrew Brouse whose daughter, Sarah, married David Sampson about 1800. The Brouses probably lived in Bath or Berkeley Springs.

Charles Rudy Heath II Sat, 22 Nov 1997 17:03:13

 Seeking parents and descendants of William & Hannah (Richardson) HALL as mentioned in William HALL's will probated 4 December 1764 in Frederick Co VA , Will Bk 3, pg. 233. Named were children: William, James, Richard, John, Anthony, Thomas, Joseph, Elizabeth PEMBERTON, Ruth HAVEN, Hannah HARRIS, and Sarah KEYS. I am particularly interested in the descendants of this John HALL. Charles Rudy Heath II, 6586 Fields Ertel Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367 

Patricia Morrison Fri Oct 10 16:46:10 1997
Researching YOUNG families of Morgan and Hampshire Co. Particularly interested in background of John Young who appears on 1850 Morgan census at 75 yrs. Children: John Acton, Reuben, Maria, William, Nelson and Rhoda. 
Charles Rudy Heath II Tue Oct 7 11:34:17 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. (Charles Rudy Heath II, 6586 Fields Ertel Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367 Tel. 513-489-2164) 
Judy Quick Mon Oct 6 17:23:48 1997
I am searching for information on John COURTNEY and Sarah KEARNS. They were living in Cherry Run, Morgan Co., W.Va. in 1855 when my ggrandmother Amanda Susan was born. Other children were; Michael George, Henry, Francis, Mary, Lucy, Mahala Jane, Anna. Sarah KEARNS died when Amanda Susan was a young girl so there is the possibility that John Courtney remarried. I would like any information on the COURTNEY FAMILY. 
Shirley Tyson Tue Sep 23 18:01:33 1997
Researching the name COURTNEY Christian born 1830 at Berkley Springs He married Rebecca COURTNEY who was born Aug 11, 1842 at Berkley Springs. Her father was John Christian Courtney and mother Mary Ann MICHAEL. Rebecca was married in Pa. and the couple moved first to Henry Co.,Ind and then to Harrison Co. Mo. 
Barbara Pruitt Tue Sep 23 13:21:20 1997
I have not been able to locate these relatives in any of the searches that I have found on the internet.
Theron W. Miller is my father. I am looking for any McCooles, Martin, Miller and Baker all in VA,WV. Three generations of McCooles lived on a family farm (Great Cacapon River) in Critton Hollow, Bloomery District, Hampshire County (later Morgan) WV. I have heard that the Martins were from Bluefield and the McCooles were in and around Paw Paw and Keyser WV. I believe W.H.Miller could have been a drifter and possibly lived with a McCoole neighbor (Largent) when he was younger. I believe the McCoole farm was sold to a Sportsmans Club of some sort. There is a chapel (ruins) and a family plot on the property. If you have any information regarding any of the above, please e-mail me. 
Yvonne Schwarz Mon Sep 15 21:03:10 1997
Searching for info on SELBY family of Morgan Co. WV.. Charles Selby was born there 1/23/1889 to Barney and Maggie Selby. Looking for other siblings, Lewis and Anna. Any info on Barney and Maggie would be helpful. I am also looking for Barney's father Asa possibly found in the 1840 census records. 
Laura Owen Sat Sep 13 19:48:47 1997
Looking for information on John Rufus Smith, b. 17 Oct 1829 Middleway, Jefferson Co., Virginia; d. 16 Jan 1896 Berkley Springs, Mogan Co., W. Virginia; m. 23 Nov 1853 to Mary Elizabeth Brewer, Berkley Co., Virginia. Children are; John Daniel, Kitty Fry, Samuel Gideon, Mary Anna Miller, Moses Grantham, amd George Mish Smith. George Mish Smith m. Mary Cross Denman Stevens 1887 Essex Co., New Jersey, George Mish Smith d. 15 Jan 1942 Berkley Springs, Morgan Co., W. Virginia. John Rufus Smith was Prosecuting Attorney for Morgan Co., W. Virginia and a Judge. Need to know when he was Prosecuting Attorney and Judge? Also any info on his parents and siblings. Email at All help will be greatly appreciated! All contacts will be answered! 
Doris Goldsborough Sat Sep 13 12:20:42 1997
Am looking for descendents of WILLIAM C. TWIGG, B. 1874 in Morgan County 
Laura Owen Mon Aug 25 16:43:34 1997
Seeking any information on JOHN RUFUS SMITH, b. 17 Oct 1829, Middleway, Virginia; d. 16 Jan. 1896, Berkley Springs, W. Vir.; m. Mary Elizabeth BREWER, 23 Nov 1853. John Rufus Smith was Prosecuting Attorney for Morgan Co., W. Vir. Children of John and Mary Smith: Mary Anna, b.23 July 1862, d. 23 July 1947; Moses G., b. 14 Mar 1860; Samuel Gideon, b. 13 Sept 1858, d. 7 Jan 1897; George Mish, b. 19 Nov 1856 Mill Creek, W.Vir., d. 15 Jan 1942 Berkley Springs, W. Vir., m. Mary Cross Stevens. Need John's parents names and any information on his being the Prosecuting Attorney, the dates and facts. 
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). 
Linnie Howell Tue Aug 19 17:32:12 1997
Need information about the Jacob HOOVER and Martin HOOVER shown on the 1820 census of Morgan County. 
Teresa Grove Fri Jul 4 12:20:49 1997
I'm looking for infomation on the GROVE, NEWBRAUGH, SPIELMAN of Morgan and Berkeley counities. Can you help me? I have a homepage on the Familytree Maker site at ( that list the data and reports of what I have and what I'm looking for. 
Porterfield Sun Jun 8 15:24:40 1997
Looking for info on parents of Elinor CUSTARD, b. 1796. She married Daniel BRUNER (b. 1790 in MD), son of Peter BRUNER (b. 1726 in MD) who was the sheriff of Morgan Co. Daniel BRUNER moved to Morgan Co. with his parents around 1797, was probably married to Elinor CUSTARD in Morgan Co. around 1815, and moved to Montgomery Co., Ohio around 1824. 
Alana Bauman Tue May 20 16:46:27 1997
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. 
Rita Goodwin Sun May 18 16:29:10 1997
Searching for information on GOODWINS of West Virginia William B. GOODWIN b 6 Dec. 1797, VA m. ? when and where Mary E. HENKINS b 26 Oct 1796 children: Henry GOODWIN b. 1823 m. Cassandra LEGGETT in Marion Elijah GOODWIN b. 1826 m Ann CUTRIGHT in Lewis Co. Catharina GOODWIN b. 1826 m. James HAWKINS Malina GOODWIN b. 1827 m. John WINCE John L. GOODWIN b. 1828 m Artheta M. DUDLEY in Marion Lucinda GOODWIN b. 1830 m. John RIGGS Peter H. GOODWIN b 1830 m. Mary C. FOWKES ClarkGOODWIN b. 1832 m. Tersey J. BARB Naomi GOODWIN B 1844 Lewis Co. m. ? William Benson GOODWIN b. 27 Sep 1835 in MORGAN CO., m. Matilda Magdaline TENNY in Upshur Co. On the marriage certificate of William and Magdaline, he says he is born in MORGAN CO. the rest of the siblings are born closer to Upshur Co, where the family is found for several years. If any one comes across any GOODWIN/GOODE(I)N in Morgan County, I would really appreciate help there. 
james barker Sun May 4 18:00:38 1997
Judy Solomon Sun May 4 06:08:59 1997
Looking for information on the Clover family and Ambrose family of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. 
Stephen Stec Thu Apr 24 10:48:00 1997
Researching the following families in Morgan Co WV with approximate earliest dates: YOST (1770s), MERCHANT/MARCHANT (1809), ALLEMONG (1780s?). These families resided along Sleepy Creek. Especially interested in the MERCHANTs from around Stottlers Crossroads and Rock Gap. 
susie huff Wed Apr 23 15:53:12 1997
I am looking for information on Kline Family. John A. Kline married Margaret Ozen Graham. Lived in Paw Paw, WV. Had three children. 
Donald L Crouse II Sun Apr 20 14:14:18 1997
I'm looking for data on the Crouse line. I have a homepage on the FamilytreeMaker site at:( ) that lists the data that I have and am looking for. Can you help me? If you can I would like to hear from you. My E-Mail address is .net. Or Snail Mail: Don Crouse, 7470 Carillon Ave., Port St John FL, 32927-3070 Any thing that I have that in the way of Family Tree data that you might be able to use will be gladly given. 
Lynn Jones Warren Sat Apr 19 19:15:03 1997
Michael GRAY m. ? SMITH, dau of Wm. and Sysley Smith. Both Smith and Gray families were landowners in the late 1700's and 1800's in Morgan Co (also shown in Berkeley and Hampshire Co) Children included Geo b.1770(m. Hannah), Elizabeth b.1778 (m. Peter Wisner), Sarah, Susannah b.1784 (m.Geo.Grove), Mary m. Michael Creamer, Michael Jr., Roseannah m. Garrett Vanorsdal, Jacob (remained in Morgan Co. buried at Smith's Crossroads), and my ancestor, Philip b. 1790 m1, Mary Hunt, m2 Jane Hunt, m3 Elizabeth Smith Unger. Seeking to learn who Michael Gray's parents were. Who were the Hunt women's parents? Where is Michael and wife buried? Would like to correspond with anyone working on these lines. Hoping to publish a family history soon on this line. 
John Christensen Wed Apr 16 13:40:40 1997
Searching for information on the CATLETT family of Sleepy Creek, Morgan Co. Focus is on two brothers, Nathan Catlett (b. c1785) and Isaac Catlett (b. c 1803?) Other names interested are Alexander Catlett, William Catlett, and Strother Catlett. 
Sandy Dunavan Mon Apr 7 13:39:29 1997
Seeking information on the VAN ORSDALE and FISHER families of Morgan Co., WV., especially the parents of Mary Elizabeth Van Orsdale, who married John FISHER sometime before 1832. This surname may also be spelled VANORSDALE, VANARSDALE, VAN ARSDALEN, etc. John Fisher & Mary Elizabeth's children include Shadrach Benjamin, Mary Elizabeth (who married a William G. Van Orsdale), John, Andrew M., Isaac, Charles Lemuel, and Joseph Fisher. I'm happy to share what data I already have on this family. 
Joanne McFadden Thu Apr 3 20:48:24 1997
Am looking for information on William Neeley in Morgan County. 
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 WV. 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, PRICKETT. 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. 
Patricia Spencer Fri Mar 14 18:21:50 1997
I need any and all available information about the NEWLAND families in Morgan County, ca. 1700's and early 1800's. 
RICHARD JOHNSTON Mon Mar 3 11:23:55 1997
Betty K. Beachy Sat Mar 1 17:53:01 1997
Seeking information for JAMES MIMNA (Minna) who in 1840 filed his Declaration of Intention in Morgan County, Virginia. May have been in the 1840 VA Census listed as James Mumniah. He is said to have immigrated from Ireland, exact year unknown. Any information appreciated. 
Judy Solomon Thu Feb 20 07:55:16 1997
AMBROSE, Henry 1st. Battalion of the Berkeley Co., Va. Militia. Looking for a copy of "PUBLIC SERVICE CLAIM" dated 2-6-1781. Henry Ambrose supplying food to troops, Certificate No. 414. Also looking for his wife Sarah, last name unknown. He had a daughter named Catharine who married Henry Clover and moved to Ohio.Need information to get into the DAR. 
Terry L. McAfee Sun Feb 16 14:26:48 1997
BARNES/BARNS/TEDERICK/CREAMER/IRVIN/KYSER - Searching information on the family of Teter BARNES who died in Berkeley County, West Virgina about 1822. His will is recorded in Berkeley Will Book 6, page 523, dated 13 Jan 1823. Teter and Mary BARNES or BARNS lived in the Johnsontown area of Berkeley County. They had a large family as follows: Daniel (nothing further known); Catherine who married a CREAMER; Elizabeth who married a IRVIN; Michael who died March 14, 1801 in Berkeley Co.; John (b. 19 Apr 1772, d. 17 Aug 1852 in Highland Co., Ohio, m. Christina Jane TEDERICK, 23 Jan 1798 in Berkeley Co.); Jacob (b. 1 May 1774, d. 1 Feb 1860 in Highland Co., Ohio, m. Charlotte TEDERICK, 12 Mar 1799 in Berkeley Co.); and Henry (b. abt 1786, m. Susan KYSER) who moved to Highland Co., Ohio. 
John Stotler Fri Feb 14 07:17:27 1997
Researching information on the STOTLER family - earliest information I have is of a JOHN STOTLER, SR. paying taxes in Berkeley County Virginia on 100 acres of land in 1782. Have found some information on the family through the Morgan County Library and also in Oakland Cemetary in Morgan County. Have found the following names tracing back to JOHN STOTLER, SR.: his son JOHN STOTLER, JR. married three different times to ??? John Jr's son HENRY STOTLER married to ELIZABETH SHOCKEY Henry's son RICHARD STOTLER married to REBECCA ??? Richard's son WARD STOTLER married to REATTA NEWBRAUGH Ward's son GLEN STOTLER married to ODESSA AMBROSE GLEN STOTLER is my great-grandfather. I have some of the dates, mostly those found at Oakland. I am also looking for information on STOTLER'S CROSSROADS and the one time US Post Office there. 
Maxine Hobbs Sun Feb 9 19:33:42 1997
ABRAHAM HOLDER, supposedly born in (now) Morgan Co. 1782, son of William Holder and Elizabeth McKown. Moved to Greene Co. PA by 1811. Seek any HOLDERS or MCKOWNS in area 1780-1810! Elizabeth said to have a brother John McKown who warranted land in Greene Co. 1785 on VA certificate. Know there are McKowns in Berkeley, children of Gilbert, but above are from different family, possibly related. 
Teresa Grove Fri Feb 7 08:59:55 1997
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. 
Teresa Grove Thu Jan 16 17:32:27 1997
GROVE, NEWBRAUGH I'm looking for the date of death for Elizabeth Newbraugh GROVE she was married to Samuel GROVE who died March 17,1834. I also need any information on Samuel GROVE, where he was born, when the two were married, ect.. They lived in Morgan county near Sleepy Creek. There is a old Grove Family Cemertery but no marker for the two. 

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