Morgan County 1998 Queries (Jan. - Apr 10)
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Grace Painter Sep
SURNAMES: Mechum, McCumbee, Yost, Flynn
Hi, I am looking for any information on the name Flynn.
A Mary Flynn married a John William Fleece In MOrgan County about late
1700 or early 1800. Looking for a Frances Meechum who married Sarah Fleece
about 1850 or so and she was the daughter of William John Fleece and Sarah
Ann Caw. Looking for a George H. McCumbee who was married to Susannah Rebecca
Whisner about 1860 in Morgan County. She was the daughter of Peter Whisner
II of MOrgan County. Looking for anything on a Joseph Meechum who was married
to Caroline Whisner the daughter of Peter Whisner II. They were married
8-16-1863 in Morgan County. No children born of marriage. I am looking
for anything on Henry Alfred Yost who married Mary Hettybelle Whisner about
1850 in Morgan County and she also was the daughter of Peter Whisner II
Any help will be appreciated and thanks..
Sep 18 1998 SURNAMES: Whitnah
Sep 19 1998 SURNAMES: FLEECE and CAW
Does any one have any information on the Caw family. A Sarah
Caw married a William John Fleece on 1-26-1831 in WVA. She died 10-24-1873
in Berkelely County, WVA. They lived in Morgan County WVA Any help will
D. WEAKLEY Fri, 10 Apr 1998 21:51:28 SURNAMES: WEAKLEY, ALLEN
I AM WRITING IN REGARDS TO MARRIAGE RECORDS FOR MY GREAT,GREAT GRANDFATHER
NEWMAN ALBERT WEAKLEY BORN OCTOBER 15,1842 IN MADISON COUNTY VIRGINA. HE
WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO SARAH FRANCIS ALLEN OF MORGAN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
ON AUGUST 3, 1864 OR 1884. EIGHT CHILDREN WERE BORN OF THIS UNION. NEWMAN
ALBERT WAS A CIVIL WAR VETERAN OF THE US ARMY AND ENLISTED ON 2/17/1863
IN MORGAN COUNTY. HE WAS MUSTERED OUT AT CHERRY RUN WITH A HONORABLE DISCHARGE
ON JULY 16, 1865. ANY INFORMATION ON MARRIAGE BETWEEN NEWMAN AND SARAH
WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ALSO ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR PARENTS OR SIBLINGS
WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL.
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 16:13:04 SURNAMES: SPEILMAN, GROVE
Looking for information on Peter SPIELMAN and Eli Maslin GROVE being
in the confederate army. These men lived in Morgan County, and are related
by marriage. I know from other cousins that Peter Spielman is named on
a memorial stone in Berkeley Springs downtown area but I can't seem to
find his record in the CD offered by FTM. Eli Maslin (aka Maslin) Grove
is not in the records as well, yet I have info. stating that he died as
a confederate in the war. Does anyone have any information on these two
Sat, 4 Apr 1998 22:46:03 SURNAMES: COWGILL, SUNDERLIN
Seeking information on the COWGILL and SUNDERLIN families all of Morgan
County, area of Paw Paw and Pin Oak. John Washington Cowgill, son of Wm.
and Electic Rainer Cowgill, married and died in Morgan Co. (Born in Hampshire)
John married Mary Samantha Sunderlin in 1907, daugh. of Eli and Clara Young
Sunderlin, both of Morgan County. John Cowgill born 1888, died 1941. Mary
Sunderlin Cowgill born 1890, died 1918. These people are buried in Island
Hill Cemetery near Paw Paw.
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 15:28:29 SURNAMES: SUTTON, CRITTON
SUTTON / CRITTON families of Hampshire County,VA (now Morgan County,WVA).
Samuel Sutton born abt 1804 married Margaret Critton (born about 1805 in
Hampshire Co,VA to John and Barbara Critton of Critton Hollow). Marriage
date of Samuel & Margaret: January 24,1824 in old Hampshire Co. VA
(now Morgan Co.WVA.) They were early members of Little Cacapon Primitive
Baptist Church (per meeting records of Oct 2,1813). If you have information
about this family or the church please contact me.
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 16:58:38 SURNAME: GAITHER
Looking for any Gaither family information for WV, Morgan Co. or nearby
counties. There's a John R. Gaither, father of Levi Gaither, that I'm trying
to get information on.
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 22:25:38 SURNAME: BUTT, MILLER, RANKIN
Hoping to fine information on James Washington Butt/Butts.James is
listed in the 1850 census as Washington Butt,enumerated along with Benjamin
Butt,John Butt,and Joseph Butt.James was married twicw-first to Margaret
Miller Jan 1846 Second to Ann E.Rankin.James father 14 children total.Children
of Margaret,Alfred,David,Joseph,Samuel,Sarah Jane Frances,Mary S,and George.Children
of Ann - William Eckart,Lloyd,Clara V,Charles,James Deleplane,Flora,and
Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:47:47 SURNAME: WHEAT
WHEAT...looking for ANY information re the WHEAT family of Morgan County,
VA-WV. I have much WHEAT related family data to share.
ri, 20 Mar 1998 17:47:47 SURNAMES: SMITH, BREWER
Seeking information on the parents of John Rufus SMITH, b. 17 Oct 1829
Middleway, Jefferson Co., V., d. 16 Jan 1896 Berkley Springs, Morgan Co.,
W.V., m. Mary Elizabeth BREWER 23 Nov 1853 Berkley Co., V. John Rufus SMITH
was Prosecuting Attorney for Morgan Co. and Judge, we are not sure of the
exact years. John Rufus was the son of John Fry SMITH and unknown mother's
Sun, 15 Mar 1998 17:34:46 SURNAME: FOURACRES
James Fouracres B.1754 d. 1849. Rev. war soldier. married Rosanna Saveley
in Berkley Springs Jan. 16, 1787. Where was he born? Who was his father?
Who was his first wife? How many children? I have additional information
available from Ohio after 1805.
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 03:36:38 SURNAME: FRANCISCO
Looking for traces of our FRANCISCO ancestors, at least two of whom
were born in Morgan County when it was part of Virginia. Family records
show my gg-grandfather, Abraham, was born in Morgan County in 1795 and
an older brother, Hiram, was born there in 1794. Their father's name might
have been John FRANCISCO. Another of Abraham's brothers is believed to
have been named Absalom.
At least some family members apparently left Morgan County in the early
part of the 19th century, because Abraham, Absalom, Hiram and John were
all found in 1820 in Hocking County, OH. This John might be the patriarch
of the clan or another brother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 15:47:23 SURNAME: GAITHER, KIDWELL
I am researching the two families above and wonder if you have any
idea of how the Gaithers came into the area. I have a John R. Gaither,
father of Levi Franklin Gaither, b 29 Oct 1872, at Morgan Co, WV and M.
2 Ap 1901, d. 1928, ...he was a railroader.
His son, George McClelland Gaither b 8 Oct 1914 also Morgan Co.. Levi's
wife was Mary Ellen Kidwell, b. 27 Nov 1878, Hampshire Co., VA. I have
no dates for John R. or maiden name of his wife, Jane C.
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 22:38:44 SURNAME: AULABAUGH
Trying to find info. on the family of Emmett C.Aulabaugh(my father)
who was born in 1877 & died in1940 in Berkeley Springs. He had brothers
& sisters(unknown)who possibly lived in Morgan county.
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 11:31:22 SURNAME: CASLER (KESSLER)
Looking for information about the lives and families of Michael and
John Sonbach CASLER (KESSLER) late eighteenth and early nineteenth century
residents of today's Morgan County. Michael CASLER was earlier a resident
of Frederick County, Maryland.
Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:04:45 SURNAMES: BUTT, RANKIN
Looking for information about James Washington Butt/Buttsand wife Ann
E.Rankin married Nov 9,1863.They had seven children,William E-Clara V-Lloyd
Nelson-James Deleplane-Charles A-Florence May-Eugene .
Sun, 08 Feb 1998 17:07:48 SURNAMES: YOUNG, FLOOD, CAIN
Looking for parents and siblings of a William YOUNG who married Sarah
FLOOD. Their daughter Frances Elizabeth YOUNG was born 1841 in Morgan Co.,VA.
She married a Bartley CAIN (KANE) in 1863 and were living in Morgan Co.
Cacapon District in 1880 census. Were they there in 1870 too?
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 06:19:56 SURNAMES:GRAHAM, SHERWOOD
I am trying to find info on my great grandparents, Woods J. Graham
married Margaret Alice Sherwood. Married in Paw Paw, moved to Johnstown,
PA where he was killed in a steel mill accident. She returned to Paw Paw
with 3 children. I can't find any records on Woods J. Graham. I have no
date. I know Margaret was born 8/31/1871 and died 8/30/1949. I can only
guess as to dates for Woods
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 21:54:34 SURNAMES: HARE, FLORA
Hineman Hare appears in the 1870 Morgan Co. Census with Aurelia ??
with the two sons by his first wife and James Hare and Florence, my great-great
Would anyone have an idea what Aurelia's last name might have been?
The Hares seemed to have strong ties to the Flora's so perhaps she could
have been a Flora. I noticed in the 1860 census that only first initials
was used for members of a household, other than the head of household.
There was a Largent family living close to the Floras that had a female
with the initial A. that would have been the age of Aurelia at that time.
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 20:36:21 SURNAMES:CUMPSTON, COMPSTON,COMPTON,
I am seeking information on all CUMPSTON, COMPSTON, and COMPTON families
who livewd in Morgan County in the 190O-present period. This includes Henry
COMPSTON who married Hester DELAPLANE there.
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 16:17:18 SURNAME: IDEN
I am searching for anyone with information on the IDEN family from
Morgan County, Berkeley Springs,WV. They originally came from old Frederick
C. E. Christensen
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 14:26:49 SURNAME: CATLETT
Looking for the parents of two brothers, Nathan and Isaac CATLETT,
who moved from the Morgan Co. area in 1817 to Hardin/LaRue County KY. Nathan
Catlett was born in Berkeley Co in December of 1788. Isaac Catlett was
born either in 1802 or 1803 in Berkeley Co or in Maryland. Family stories
say that the father had disowned Nathan for marring a german girl from
Jefferson Co. Supposedly the father died about 1816 at which point the
two brothers went to KY. The stories state that the mother was of French
stock and may have remarried and moved out to Indiana.
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 10:16:06 SURNAMES: COONS, IRVIN
I am researching the COONS and IRVIN families. Harriett Coons married
Jonathan Irvin in Jefferson County 26 Oct 1823. In Harriett's obit, it
said she came from Morgan County to Jefferson County. Harriett had a sister
Margaret and a brother Rolind. I have inquired Jefferson County but seem
not to make a connection. Maybe somewhere in Morgan County I will.
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