Barbour County Queries 2000

Frankie Carlin Meyer Fri Dec 29 2000

Searching for information on Caroline WHITE, daughter of Margaret CARLIN and Owen WHITE, who lived in Barbour County in the middle 1800's. After Owen's death, Margaret married John LOUGH.

Judy Wright Wed Dec 27 2000

Hi, Does anyone have anything in Barbour Co. WV on James R. RUCKER b. abt 1811 Greenbrier Co. VA. Probably living with Elizabeth BONNETT RUCKER, who he married in Jan. 31, 1866. Elizabeth BONNETT was b. in Lewis Co. abt 1808 the dau of Peter BONNETT and Margaret LINGER. James RUCKER had a son living in Barbour Co. at one time after the 1870 census, I thought they may have gone there to live out their lives. I'm looking for birth, and death records too. I traced them to Upshur Co and lost them in the 1870 Upshur Co. Census. them.I really need to find a death record on them. This is the last thing I've been able to find.

-1870 Upshur, Washington district
James Rucker 60 va farm laborer
Elizabeth 50 va keep house

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Judy,

Judy Wright Wed Dec 27 2000

Hi, I'm looking for Layfette "Tet" CROSS family in Belington, Barbour Co. WV. Married a Miss. CURTIS. Known Children:
Dellas Edward
Mable Grace
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Judy Wright,

Tammy Myers Stanton Tue Dec 19 2000

I have since found some information that makes me believe that the son of John and Margaret Myers might not be my Ulysses G. MYERS. Do you have any records on a:
William Henry MYERS who married
they had a son Ulysses G. MYERS b. 1 Aug 1872

I think this is my line. The dates add up better. On Ulysses G. MYERS marriage certificate it states he was 25 and Isabella MANKINS 26. They married on Oct 7 1896.

Those dates make him 24 and the other Ulysses, son of John Henry MYERS was 2 in 1870 so in 1896 he would have been 28.

Thank You, Tammy, E-mail:

Hazel Shanabarger Evans Sun Dec 17 2000

Am looking for information on JANES and JENNINGS, SHANABARGER, GLASSCOCK, GLENDENNING and DEAHL. Hazel Shanabarger Evans. E-mail:

Barbara Pierce Fri Dec 15 2000

The Hill's I have descended from lived in Barbour County, WV they are found on the 1850 to 1870 census.

I'm a descendant of William HILL, I'm interested in locating anyone that has family connections with him. I'm very new at this and trying to learn. My grandfather was Jimison HILL, William was his father. I know that Jimison was in Texas in 1880.I would love to hear from anyone that may be related. Thank you, Barbara Pierce,

Dorothy Scott Muirhead Wed Dec 6 2000
Arnolds Fort

Do you know anything about Arnolds Fort supposedly on land on the western side of the Tygart Valley River in present Barbour County near the road which led to Clarksburg and the Buckhannon Settlement.? Dorothy Scott Muirhead, E-mail:

Marion Bonner Sat 25 Nov 2000

My name is Marion BONNER and I am searching the BONNER clan of Barbour Co. William BONNER born 1810 York Co. VA. Married Caroline CORLEY Feb. 17, 1836. William April 24, 1859. Lived at Bills Creek, Barbour Co. Also searching for William BONNER Sr. m Hannah RICHMOND b.1759 York Co. PA died April 9 1847.

Ellen Haverty Myers Sun Nov 26 2000

I have been trying to find the marriage (proof of) for Mary Elizabeth MURPHY and Henry GEORGE. All family history points to Barbour County. I don't even have any dates to help with the exception that their daughter, Elsy (Alcy) Elizabeth GEORGE married my great-great grandfather, William Henry HAVERTY in 1847 in Gilmer County and that they lived on the right fork of Cain's Run in 1854. Any information on Mary Elizabeth MURPHY would be greatly appreciated if at all possible. Thank you for your time. Ellen Haverty Myers,

Jeff Bennett Sat Nov 25 2000

I am looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather James A. BENNETT. He was born in 1857 or 1858 in West Virginia (Virginia) more likely 1857. He shows up in the 1880 Scioto Co, Ohio census 23 yrs old married to Clara CRITZER. It says he was born in West Virginia, his father was born in Germany and his mother was born in West Virginia. I have been stuck here for years. Any help would be greatful. Please let me know if you have any information. Thanks! Jeff Bennett Ft. Worth, TX,

Deb Schnabel Wed Nov 22 2000

Am researching these surnames I would like to communicate & share with any others also researching these lines. Thanks, Deb,

Margaret Jones Sun Nov 19 2000

Seeking information on these families. My father Henry Herbert BENNETT was born in Philippi, of Barbour County on October 26, 1923 to Claude Vernon BENNETT and Della Flo (MOLISEE) BENNETT. The Barbour County Court house had no records of my dad's birth. However through information on a birth certificate he applied for and received with the help of his parents in the 1942, I was able to a get a confirmation on his birth date. Evidently information from the 1930 was extracted in order that he might receive a birth certificate in 1942.
I knew my grandfather had been married before marrying my grandmother Della Flo MOLISEE on May 10, 1918 in Kingwood, W Va. Della Flo MOLISEE ( born April 21, 1897) was from Masontown, Preston County, her parents were John Henry and Nettie (NICKLOSON ?ed spelling) MOLISEE.
The story is that my grandfather was born November or Dec 24, 1884, Claude Vernon Creek ? (BENNETT) as an infant along with his mother Ida Bell SIMPSON (born May 12, 1865 and died July 11, 1935), daughter of Rollie SIMPSON and Catherine Bell SIMPSON, were abandoned by his father C. I. (Claude Ivan?) CREEK, CREAK, CREED CREAD, spelling?ed in the area of Newburg. They were probably abandoned where he was born on Scotch Hill Road below Newburg as the story is they were left in a logging camp.
My great great grandfather Rollie Simpson, was a descendent of John Simpson who settled in Morgantown. My great grandmother Ida Bell Simpson married Ranson Newton BENNETT on Nov 10, 1892. Ranson took Claude to raise and gave him his last name BENNETT when Claude was around 8 years old. Ranson was born May 9, 1849 and died February 4, 1902.

Tammy Myers Stanton Fri Nov 3 2000

I have information that Ulysses Grant MYERS, my gg grandfather, was born in Barbour Co according to his marriage cert. Can you tell me if you can find out his date of birth and his mothers maiden name.
This is the info I have if you have access I would like to find out all of their birth days. Maybe it will help me to find info on their parents:
Father- John H. MYERS b ABT 1837
Mother -Margaret E. b ABT 1844
Ulysses Grant MYERS- b ABT 1868-( My great great grandfather)
Julia Ann MYERS b ABT 1863
Eugenus MYERS b ABT 1865
Any info would be appreciated. Thank You, Tammy Myers Stanton,

Hazel Shanabarger Evans Wed Nov 1 2000

I am looking for Material on WOOD, I have a Good bit but am trying to find Henry WOOD father which we believe is Thomas WOOD. I did find a Thomas WOOD in the Silent Grove Cemetary but we believe him to be Henrys brother we also found Hanna WOOD which was a GLASSCOCK before marrying Henry WOOD. Do you have any information on Henrys father if so I would like to hear from you. Thank you Hazel Shanabarger Evans. E-Mail

Wilbur G. Dale Mon Oct 30 2000

Looking for information on Florence C. BUTCHER who married Arlando Jackson STURM August 21,1884 in Barbour County , West Virginia. A . J. STURM was born June 10,1861 in Barbour County W.V. the son of James Wesley STURM and Susan ENGLAND. James was the son of Col.Henry STURM. E-mail:wdale@neteze

Joseph Schartman Thu Oct 19 2000

I wish to identify the parents of: Dorcas Patterson, born in Barker City, Barbour Cty WV Aug 7 1846.

She married Nimrod Conaway in Marion County Jan 28 1869.

Can you help? Thank you, Joseph Schartman, 8606 Buckhannon Drive, Potomac Md, 20854-3505, email:

Donna Barrett, Joseph Hughes Tue Oct 17 2000

We are desperately seeking any information on Emmaline HOFFMAN who was born abt 1826 and married Salathiel SAFFELL, any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Donna Barrett & Joseph Hughes (great grandson of these). E-mail:

Michael Foreman Mon Oct 16 2000

I am seeking any information on any murder/suicide in Philippi area in year 1907-1908 that may have involved surname PHILLIPS. E-mail:

Dan Huddleston Sun Oct 15 2000

I'm looking for both the descendants and what happened to Rev. Robert Orion PHILLIPS who was a preacher around Philippi from 1900 - 1920 +. He may of been alive as late as 1943. I believe but am not sure he performed a funeral of one of his cousins at that time in Grafton. I believe his wife was the former Pearl WILSON, a he had at least two children Willard W. PHILLIPS (1907) and Mary Virginia PHILLIPS (1911). Certainly someone has possibly heard of him or his family, or where they went. Dan Huddleston, E-mail:

Barbara A Hoehn Thu Oct 12 2000

I am looking for Henry DAVIS . . . possibly buried in the Hopewell Church cemetery, Hopewell, Barbour Co. WV. Any help to located this church/cemetery would be greatly appreciated. b.hoehn, E-mail:

Jane McClure Tue Oct 10 2000

In 1918, my great-uncle Elmer WALTER, the only son of Rev. Daniel WALTER, minister of the Philippi Circuit of the Methodist Church in Barbour County, went off to serve in World War I. I am wondering if the newspapers at the time made mention of this. Elmer served in Belleau Wood in France, and after the war lived in Pittsburgh, PA, although his war injuries caused him problems the rest of his life. Are there any WW I buffs who might have some information about him? I have contacted the usual sources (National Archives) and they haven't found anything. Thanks. Email:

Ruth Jones Tue Oct 10 2000

Despar Lee SMITH 9-18-1859 to3-14-38
Susan Mellisa (BOGGS) SMITH
Would like to have any information on these people, all I know is he was from Barbor County, they are my great great grandparents. Thank You, Ruth Jones, E-mail:

Walter V. Munza Sun Oct 8 2000

I am looking for information about my great grandfather William Graham WARE born around 1865 and is suppose to be buried at the IOOF cemetery, Belington, Wva. He was a preacher for the United Brethren Church and preached at Belington, Buckannon, Clarksburg, Fairmount, Middlebourn and Salem, Wva. His father owned a photography studio in Belington. He had a brother that owned a lumber shop and built furniture and another brother that was a lawyer in Philippi. He was married to Aletha ROBINSON and their daughter was Thelma Lillian WARE (who was my grandmother) married Bert Ross ASH. E-mail:

Connie Hieber Sun Oct 8 2000

I m a descendant of the surnames of MOORE, Asa & BENNETT. If anyone wants to exchange family information I welcome them to do so. I am also looking for old family photo's of their homes or gravesites . Thanks, Connie Hieber

Shirley Parcels Fri Sept 22 2000

I am searching for the Abraham and Christena (MARKLEY) INLOW who were in Barbour County, VA, now WVA in 1842. I would like to find out if they could be the parents of my great grandfather Henry INLOW / ENLOW who joined the Army in 1861 in Lemont, Illinois. According to his records he said he was born in Massachusetts and that his parents were born in Ireland. He would have been born 1835-37. Any help I can get will be appreciated and I will gladly exchange information. E-mail:

Ken A Butt Sat Sept 16 2000

Seeking information on the marriage of John L. HILKEY and Christina GOLDSBERRY. Marriage believed to be in 1860. One child died in 1861. Have letters indicating another child was born in 1862 and that Christina died during or shortly after delivery of this child. Christine had a brother by the name of John V. GOLDSBERRY who is said to have lived in Phillipi for a short time. Any information on this family will be most appreciated. E-mail:

David Alan Jones Sat Sept 9 2000

I'm looking for information on Mary Jane (LOWE) JONES born in Barbour Co. around 1875 and married Creed C or Creed George JONES I'm not sure of his middle initial. She had 3 children by Creed, Clifford, Wayman, and Laura. Creed was shot and killed by his brother Arden in 1901, six months later she married Alphus (Alfred) JONES and had 2 more children Olita, and Orphi JONES she died sometime after 1956 and lived in Ritchie Co. She is my GGgrandmother and this is what I have been able to find out so far. Do you have any records of this name? Thanks David Jones E-mail:

Ruth Markley Sat Sept 9 2000

Looking for descendants of the the siblings of Delilah ZIRKLE b. 4 Apr 1816, d.1884 in Barbour Co. W.Va. She married Jacob SIPE b. 5 Apr 1815 in Rockingham Co. Va. They lived on a farm off the Audrey Road near Belington and are buried there. Delilah's parents were Lewis ZIRKLE and Nancy CALDWELL. Her siblings are:

  1. Margaret m: Benjamin STEICKLER
  2. Daniel m: Elizabeth SCOTHERN
  3. John B. m: Mary Catherine SIPE
  4. Mary m: John LOUGH
  5. Elizabeth m: Peter WISE
  6. Lewis m: Lydia SPITZER
  7. George W. m: Elizabeth WEBB
  8. Nancy m: Levi MYERS
  9. Benjamin F. m: Elizabeth M. PICKERING
  10. Reuben m: Jane ALESHIRE
Were any of these families living in Barbour Co. at the same time she was? Her daughter Emily SIPE married David MARKLEY.

In 1947 to 1950 my husband and I lived at Shooks Run and there were "ZIRKLE" there at that time which makes me think there were other ZIRKLE's living there at the time Delilah did. I would be happy to exchange info. E-mail:

Brenda Ericsson Sat Sept 9 2000

Looking for the children (and their spouses) of Jacob Hull BURNER 1799-1889 m. Keziah STUMP 28 Mar 1822. I have looked at the 1850 Barbour Co. census by Cochran and am wondering if all those listed are the children of Jacob and Keziah, or might include in-laws and grandchildren. Also, there might be children not listed in their household on the 1850 census. Thanks, Brenda Ericsson, E-mail:

Terry Martin Mon Sept 4 2000

I am seeking any information regarding my ancestors Joshua MARTIN and Orpha ANNON. They married sometime around 1849 and 1850. I have located them on the 1850 Barbour County census in 1850. Orpha ANNON may be the daughter of John and Isbella ANNON.

Joshua and Orpha MARTIN had several children.

As stated previously I had located this family in Barbour Co. however I have not been able to find much else about them. I did locate who I believe is Orpha's father ( John Annon ) in Randolph Co. VA. in 1840.

Any information regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. Or if you know of someone in the area that would assist me in researching this family. I have run into a road block and need all the help that I can get. Thank You, Terry, Email: or

Harriet Hester Johnson Sun Sept 3 2000

Looking for parents, siblings and birthplace of Lewis PITMAN (1782-1849) from Barbour Co., West Va. Married Nancy JOHNSTON in 1802 in Mercer Co., Ky. E-mail:

D J Arnott Sat Sept 2 2000

Hi, I am looking for descendants of the brothers and sisters of Elizabeth WELCH who married Christian SMITH. They had Floreed SMITH who married William M. DUSKEY. It is believed she may have had a brother named Ephraim WELCH, who married Mary DANIELS, and a sister named Mary WELCH who married Charles CLEVINGER. They may have came from Barbour and Harrison counties (before Barbour was formed). I am also looking for descendants of the brothers and sisters of Christian SMITH. He may have had brothers named George SMITH who marred Jane HOFF, James SMITH who married Hannah COTTRILL, and John SMITH who married Dian PHILLIPS. Let me know. I would love to meet any of my cousins out there. Thanks. E-mail:

Pat Robison Tue Aug 22 2000

I am searching for my grandparents and great-grandparents family, some born in Parkersburg, Gay, Ripley, Ravenswood, Fairmont, areas of W.V, Monongalia, Barbour, Jackson and Wood Counties.

My great grandparents John Milton COX and Elizabeth Melvina HARMON were married in Jackson Co, WVa, in 1893. Their children were Bessie, Emmitt, Charles Pernal (my grandfather), Cleo, James Thomas and Daniel (Dane). His parents (John Milton's) were Pernal Cox (possibly William Purnel) and Clara, Elvira, or Sara? Their children were John Milton (my great-grandfather), Lloyd, Willie, Clara, Ellie, and Mary. It appears that Bessie or Elizabeth may have been married to a PHILLIPS and later Bessie married Colonel SKINNER. Bessie was born in 1892 and Emmet born in 1890, possibly in Fairmont, WV. both before John and Elizabeth were married in 1893.

John Milton "Doc" COX of Belleville, drowned (was thrown overboard) on the Ohio River. He was reported missing 3-9-1924 while living with Martha Ann and Alvie JOHNSONS on the WV side of the Ohio River. The body was found 4-14-1924, rites held 4-16-1924 at First Christian Church with burial at Hall Cemetery, Vienna . Based on vague notes left by a deceased Aunt this was reported in the newspapers on 3-9, Monday April 14, Tues April 15, Wednesday April 16 and Thursday April 17, 1924. Based on the notes the body was found near Neale's Island. It also appears that charges of involuntary manslaughter was filed agains C. JOHNSON and his wife and a L. ROSE but that the death was ruled an accident by a Jury verdict. She does not mention in what newpaper these articles or the obit appeared. Can anyone help with locating these clippings, they should identify his parents and that generation of COX's.
Thanks for any help. Pat Robison E-mail:

Barbara Hinchman Sat Aug 19 2000

I am trying to find the name of the parents of Martha Jane HYMES, born about 1841 married Frederick THORN. They lived at Junior and I believe they are buried in the old Thorn Cemetery which has been surrounded by the mining that took place in Junior. I have the name of Huldah but according to age it may be her grandmother. If you can help I would appreciate your assistance. (Martha J would be my G. Grandmother)
Barbara Hinchman E-mail:

Charmaine Jackson Wed Aug 16 2000

Just found your website and am thoroughly enjoying it. I have lots of ancestry from that area. I have been looking for days through all the info and have still not located any info on my gr grandparents Mathias and Mariah (REED) RUSSELL. Do you know of any other place I can find info? They were born in Brushy Fork, Barbour Co., in the mid 1800s. Thank you, Charmaine Jackson,

Delores June Walton Mon Aug 14 2000

My lineage: I am Delores June Bibey my father is Kermit Lee Bibey
Grand Father is Neeson William Bibey
Great Grand Father is John Childress Bibey and
Great Great Grand Father is William Marshall Bibey. All of Barbour County West Virginia. I have information to share. E-mail:

Patricia Ryan Tue Aug 8 2000

Can anyone tell me where to write for information on children placed in foster care in the late 1880's? Would there be a local office in Belington, or a county office in Barbour Co? Will appreciate any help. E-mail

Mike Broschart Sun Aug 6 2000

Hello. I'm looking for the marriage date, death date and occupation of George Washington REGESTER. He is my great grandfather. He was born on 01 February 1875 and was married to Miranda WAGNER. His father and mother were James K. REGESTER and Susan OLDAKER. He lived in the Chestnut Flats Community of Barbour County. Any assistance would be appreciated. Mike Broschart, E-mail:

Nena Wed Aug 2 2000

Hello, I'm looking for info on the SHAW line (Charles and Catherine (JETT) SHAW ) but mainly on their one son Larkin SHAW 1790-1846. I don't know where he was laid to rest at or his wife - Sarah ONEIL 1809-1888 but I do have they died in Barbour Co. but just don't know where. If anyone can help or is researching the same line, I have info that might help you out, Thanks Nena (Ohio) E-mail:

Jeffrey L. Hill Sat Jul 29 2000

I am looking for info about my grandfather Lee (or William Lee) HILL. He was born about 1870. He married Nettie F. RIGHT and raised Ray, Harold (my father), Homer, Robert, and Mary in the Grant district of Barbour County in the early 1900's. I would appreciate any info on the HILL or the RIGHT line. I have more info on the RIGHTS if anyone is interested. Thanks. E-mail:

Mary Puchein Fri Jul 28 2000

Seeking information about Jacob CAMPBELL, served in the civil war. Married to Jemima ZIRKLE, father of Ruth CAMPBELL born 4-6-1896. Thanks for any input you may have. Mary Puchein, E-mail:

Phyllis Johnson Sun Jul 23 2000

I am looking for information on Samuel MORRAL born 1829 that married Mary F. MOUSE June 5, 1851. Would appreciate any information on this family. They are suppose to have lived in Barbour county. Thanks, Phyllis,

Wes Shaffer Wed Jul 19 2000
Civil War Soldiers

Wanted: Photos of Barbour Civil War soldiers. I am completing a history of Barbour County during the Civil War and would like to include portraits of soldiers who served from the county. If you have a photo, please contact Wes Shaffer at

Lee F. McGee Wed Jul 19 2000

Does anyone have any photos/memories/stories about the Hall mill, built by David HALL? It was along the Buckhannon River, on the west side, just south of where the new bridge is being constructed. Thanks, Lee F. McGee

Mary White Carpenter Tue Jul 18 2000

John AUVIL from PA married Catherine COX Apr 10, 1845 in Barbour County. Searching for information as to origin and siblings of John AUVIL. E-mail:

Gary Cross Sat Jul 15 2000

I recently started my family history. The family never talked about my grandfather, Benjamin Franklin CROSS and I understand he left the family in about 1930 when my father Elmo CROSS was about 13 yrs. old, never to be heard from again. I had a copy of his bitrh certificate and recently obtained a copy of his death certificate.

His birth cert. indicates that he was born on July 10, 1883 in Randolph Co. to Josiah and Sarah CROSS.

His death cert. indicates he died on January 21, 1946 in Weston State Hosp. and was buried in Phillipi Cemetary. Father Josiah CROSS; Mother Sarah Ellen PHILLIPS. The Death cert. says he was in the Hosp for 7 1/2 yrs.

The WV Genealogy Phillipi Cemetary page indicates a Benj. F. CROSS - 1-1-1881 age 4 years.

Do you have any additional info concerning Benjamin CROSS? I am his Grandson Gary Cross, Sr. Thank-you and may God bless, E-mail:

Van L. Booth Wed Jul 12 2000

I have found a lot of the Booth Family teee that I hang on but I am hung up on Capt. James BOOTH born 1708 that's as far as I have been able get back to. He is The Capt James BOOTH that Boothsville W.Va is named after. He was killed by the Indians in the late 1770's if you can help me go back any farther than that it would help me a lot. Thanks Van. L.Booth E.Mail

Betty Smith Sat Jul 1 2000

I am looking for any information on William THOMPSON, born 1800 in Va. He married Mary Ann WOTRING in 1830. His daughter Cordelia was born in Barbour County in 1840. He was a shoe maker and loved to run foot races. He died in 1853 in Preston County, W. Va. Thank-you Betty,

Jim Newell Wed Jun 28 2000

Seeking information on the NEWELL family; listed below is all the information that I have collected to this date, if you have any information, it would be very helpful.

Born: 1842 Place: Wv
Died: 20 Jul 1922 Place: Boise, Ada, Id
Buried: Place: Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Id
Margaret Ellen BUCK
Born: 23 Jul 1848 Place: (Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Id)
Died: 10 Dec 1942
Buried: Place: Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Id
Father: George BUCK

Benjamin Thomas NEWELL
Born: 30 Aug 1869 Place: Joplin, Jasper, Mo
Died: 30 May 1956

George Shelby NEWELL
Born: 8 Jun 1871 Place: Mo
Died: 17 Mar 1947

Wlliam Mackrel NEWELL
Born: 11 Apr 1874 Place: Carthage, Jasper, Mo
Died: 19 Apr 1929 Place: Boise, Ada, Id
Buried: Place: Sweet, Gem, Id

Prudence E. NEWELL
Born: 20 Jan 1878 Place: (Carthage, Jasper, Mo)
Died: 29 Nov 1903

Born: 1881 Place: (Wv)
Died: 1934
Thank U , JIM NEWELL E-mail:

Debra Rettberg Thu Jun 22 2000

Looking for Mildred & Donald White (or relatives of), married on June 5, 1939, Beverly W.VA.

Mildred's maiden name was Arbogast, born in Elkins, WV 5/22/20.

Donald was born in Evenwood, 3/2/21.

Appreciate any assistance that can be offered!! Debra Rettberg

Cathy Phillips Thu Jun 22 2000

I am searching for the BENNETT who married Margaret RAMSEY born June 14, 1859 in Barbour Co., WV the daughter of John RAMSEY and Jane KELLER Ramsey. Margaret later married Abram/Abraham Hiram PHILLIPS on January 10, 1878 in Barbour County by Rev. Levi Cross who would have been Abram/Abraham's grandfather. Does anyone know who this BENNETT might be?? Cathy S. Phillips, E-mail:

Judy Wright Wed Jun 21 2000

Looking for William WRIGHT b. abt 1775/1778 married Anna MARSH in Randolph Co. in 1797. Was in Monongalia Co. around 1804 when their dau Mary WRIGHT was born. Mary WRIGHT married Cornelius GAINER. Thanks, Judy, E-mail:

Cheryl Haught Tue Jun 20 2000

I am trying to find info on my gggg grandparents, Henry and Abigail WEAVER. He died abt. 1824, supposedly in Barbour Co. She died abt 1838. Does anyone have access to a Barbour Co. cemeteries book that would have this info. I am interested in locating their burial site to take photos. Thanks for any help. Cheryl Haught, E-mail:

Dave Copenhaver Sr. Tue Jun 20 2000

Researching any CARSON surname, in particular James or Bryce CARSON Grace M. CARSON-COPENHAVER 1855-1932

Dr. John Leland STUMP, may have held political office in Elk City c1875.

Eldridge Mansfield COPENHAVER 1887-1932.
Dave Copenhaver Sr., E-mail:

Barbara Harris Thu Jun 15 2000

Hello, I am seeking information on Rev. Simeon HARRIS born 1762 and his son George Washington HARRIS born 1800 and his son William S. HARRIS born 1824. Any info would be appreciated!! Thank you! E-mail:

Nancy Hymes McKane Wed Jun 14 2000

Looking for info on James R. HYMES b. abt 1897 in Barbour Co. parents unknown m. Oma I RICHARD b. abt 1898 Barbour Co. There were m. in Junior Barbour Co. 17 July 1917. They had a son William Howard HYMES b. 15 Feb 1922, my father, in Harrison Co. WV. Clarksburg. Nancy Hymes McKane, E-mail:

Linda Tutt Wed Jun 14 2000

Searching for information on the family of Elizabeth Ann MYERS, born 12 September 1825 in Luray, (Shenandoah) Page Co, VA and Edwin Elzia TUTT, born 3 March 1825 in Culpeper, Culpeper Co, VA. Elizabeth Ann and Edwin married 23 May, 1850 in Philippi, VA and remained there until November 1869 when the family moved to a homestead farm in Jackson County, Kansas. The family included the following children:

Have questions about the parents of Edwin E. TUTT and information to share. Thank you for your assistance. linda tutt -

Carol Owens Mon Jun 12 2000

I am looking for the link between my 3rd great grandfather and his parents. His wife and family lived in Hall, Barbour (Virginia then West Virginia.)

His son submitted information on his death that his parents were Adam and Elizatheth SMITH. He was born in Union Pennsylvania.

There seems to be some confusion and of late I have noted that there were also Germans in the area that had changed their names from SCHMIDT to SMITH.

Michael SMITH was born Jan 1795. I have lots of records, but none telling where the family originally came from. Is there possibly a book on the citizens of Hall, Barbour, VA/WVA from 1835 through 1868 with a listing for Michael & Susanna SMITH. Please let me know. Thanks, Carole Owens at my husband's webb address Mike Owens

Barbara Gregory Fri Jun 9 2000

Levi COLLINS circa 1835 is listed on the 1850 census in Barbour Co in the mulatto household of John NORRISS. There seems to be a connection between COLLINS and NORRIS families in Barbour at this time.

Levi migrated to Hertford Co, NC where he married Mary and had two children, George W. COLLINS and Harriet COLLINS.

I am trying to locate parents of Levi. Please contact me at

Emolene Lynch Thu Jun 1 2000

There was a Nancy LAYMAN in the 1880 Barbour Co. Census, would like to know if she was in the 1900 Census? Thank you, Emolene Lynch, E-mail:

Nancy Hymes McKane Wed May 31 2000

Looking for a James R. HYMES m. Oma I. RICHARDS on 17 Jul 1917 in Junior, Barbour Co. WV. They were married by Rev E.J. Johnson. Cannot find birth records on either of them although the records state they were born in Barbour Co. WV. Thanks, Nancy, E-mail:

Nancy Tope Wed May 24 2000

I am interested in verifying that Sarah Arvilla WELCH was born 13 Feb 1864 in Barbour County.

Her parents may have been James R. and Mary WELCH, married in Barbour County on 20 Dec 1853. I would like to prove this, also.

The 1860 Barbour County census records on page 129:
James R. Welch 27 M Farmer (age is in question with other records)
Mary 25 F
Drusilla 5 F
Levi 3 M
Melvin 3/12 M

The 1870 Barbour County census records on page 23:
James Welch 23 M W Farmer (age should possibly be 43)
Drusilla 16 F
Noah 13 M (age matches Levi from 1860 census)
Milvel 8 M (age nearly matches Melvin from 1860 census)
Arvilla 6 F (right age to be my great grandmother)
Luisa 1 F

What has happened to Mary? p My great grandmother, Arvilla, was raised by adoptive parents William and Hetta M. YOUNG in Harrison County, according to the 1880 Harrison County census.

Family stories say that Arvilla's mother died when Arvilla was quite young and that her father took two sons and moved west, perhaps to Kansas. He placed two daughters in the care of friends and said he would return for them, but never did.

This story fits the data I have found so far as Drusilla was married in Harrison County in 1872. This would leave Noah (Levi) and Milvel (Melvin) to have been taken with their father while Arvilla and Luisa were left behind.

The family mystery has always been .... what happened to Arvilla's mother? Did she die and if so, of what? Or, was there a divorce or other parting of the ways such that she was not on the 1870 census? With a 1 year old on the 1870 census, it leads me to believe that whatever happened occurred in the timeframe of 1868 to 26 Nov 1870 (when the census was taken).

Was there a local paper that might contain an obituary or other record of what happened?

Your assistance in pointing me in the right direction to research the answers to these questions would be most appreciated. Thank you, Nancy Tope, E-mail:

Note:I found the marriage of James R. WELCH to Mary DUGLESS, 20 Dec 1853 in Barbour County WV Marriages 1843-1892, published by Wes Cochran. You may be able to find birth records at the County Courthouse for this period. Margaret Lew.

Mary Jane Thomas Tue May 23 2000

I am looking for the birth and death dates of Henry Clay ROSENBURGER. Also any information on his parents would be greatly appreciated. He was married to Hannah Etta ELLIOTT born 28 Feb 1845 Belington, WV. Their daughter, Elizabeth was married to William Warren RIGHT/WRIGHT. Willing to share what I have on these families. Mary Jane Thomas, E-mail:

Carla Dawson Schurman Sun May 21 2000

My grandfather is Alcanzar Edwin CURRENCE, Son of Marion Harding CURRENCE, Son of William Conrad CURRENCE and Virginia CURRENCE, etc... Descendent of Samuel.

I'm trying to track down any Native American influence back to William (1st) and thus located would like to know which nation/tribe he/she belonged to ...

How would I go about that? Thanks, Carla Dawson Schurman, daughter of Elva Pearl Currence Dawson, who was eldest of Alcanzar Edwin Currence's and Pansy Leona (Wheat) Currence's three children.

Steven Corley Fri May 19 2000

To Whom This May Concern: I am trying to obtain ancestral info on a James CUTRIGHT who married Achsah PHILLIPS, born 1824, died 1904.

According to info given to me by my maternal, great grandmother, Laura CUTRIGHT PHILLIPS, (b. 1899, died 1992) her grandfather was from the Upshur County area. Her father was James P. CUTRIGHT ( b.1868, d.1956), son of James, the elder. James P. CUTRIGHT married Edith Serenda YEAGER.

James CUTRIGHT, the elder and his wife Achsah later made their home in Randolph County near Coalton. They resided in Randolph as early as 1868. There is no mention of James CUTRIGHT in the 1850 Randolph County Census.

According to the 1860, and 1870 Randolph County Census James Cutright was born c. 1815 in VA. James, and Achsah's children were as follows:
Simon, b. 1841, VA;
Daniel, b. 1843 VA;
Lucy A., b. 1845, VA;
Margaret C.; b. 1862, VA,
James P.; b. 1865, WV (my maternal, great, great, great Grandfather).

I know very little info on James CUTRIGHT, the elder. I do know that he is buried in the Scott Cemetery over looking the Tygarts Valley river near Norton, WV. James' wife Achsah, and her son James P. and his wife Edith are all buried in the Phillips Cemetery, Jimtown, Randolph County, West Virginia which was located near where they all lived. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated. If you have no info, do you know of any other person who is actively researching the Cutright surname in the Upshur County area? Again, thank you. Sincerely, Steven, E-mail:

Mary Ann Coffield Matthews Mon May 15 2000

I am searching for information on the lineage of Jacob COFFIELD who married Rachel GARNER, specifically their parents. Also, I am looking for the parents of Hannah Annette PHILLIPS who married Bolivar Hamilton BARB. Time period may be 1820 to 1860. Thank you. Mary Ann Coffield Matthews, E-mail: MATTSELL@AOL.COM

Yvette Hayes Mon May 8 2000

My name is Yvette Darlene Shockey Hayes. I am currently pregnant with twins and know that there were two sets on my father's side of the family. His name is Perry Dale SHOCKEY. His mother was Bonnie Ruth (JONES) SHOCKEY and his father was Franciscus Joe SHOCKEY. Bonnie Ruth's parents were Martha Bell JONES and Albert C. JONES. Franciscus Joe's parents were Vesta Lee SHOCKEY and Henry John SHOCKEY. That is all the information I have. If you have any information on any of these people I would appreciate it. I do know that my father's grandmother was a twin, but I don't know if she was on his mother's or father's side. Thank you, Yvette Hayes,

Patricia Ryan Sat May 6 2000

I am looking for my grandfather's family of "WIANS". He was born in 1880 or possibly 1890, not sure if WV or other state. He lived in the household of William Tandy HULDERMAN, and his wife Laura (SHARPS) in the 1900, and 1910 census of Belington, Barbour Co. We had heard different pronunciations of his birth name, however he applied for a marriage license as Arthur Otto WIANS, when he married my grandmother Emma Anne Armstrong in 1910. He did however use the HULDERMAN name for the rest of his life, a puzzling matter to us all! If anyone can furnish me with any information I will be very grateful. Thanks.....Pat, E-mail:

Nicholas Sturm Sat May 6 2000

I'm trying to bring together material on the Simon & Ann Maria (LOWER) WALTER family. I have made the following notation in regard to an Emily WALTER who is likely a daughter of the first marriage of John WALTER:

"An Emily WALTER was listed in 1850 Barbour Co., VA Census with William TURNER, age 31, farmer, b. Va. family; wife Sarah TURNER, age 29, b. Va., not read & write; children: Henry M., age 7 and John, age 2. Could Sarah have been Emily WALTER's sister."

Thus far no one seems to have identified either "Catherine" or "Emiliy" or "Sally" of the family of John WALTER & wife Elizabeth. There was a marriage in 1821 of an Elizabeth FRESHOUR to a John WALTER and John WALTER had a wife Elizabeth ?? in the 1850 Census, but a previous researcher on this family has indicated one group of children (b. before 1831 or 1835) were by a first wife who's name is unknown. None of the children (unless Mary Ann, b. 1835 is a daughter of the first marriage) seems to have been with John & Elizabeth household in 1850.

The listing of children of John (with regard to their mothers) is rather ambiguous (with several listed for both mothers) in the currently available electronic posting of the Walter family.

Any help would be appreciated. Nick Sturm,

Donald V. Porter Mon May 1 2000

Mount Olive Cemetery near Philippi contains the graves of Rev. Alpheus Zinn (1818-1876) and Alpheus Zinn (1821-1853). Peter and Catherine (Criss) Zinn were the parents of the first; who were the parents of the second?

DeborahWeikel Sat Apr 29 2000

I am looking for any information on my father's family, Hubert ROY is my dad, his dad was Cletice ROY, born 4-14-1892. I do have some information on his siblings, but only have that his mom was Mary A. HADDIX ROY.

If you have any info to help me, I would truly appreciate it, my daughter would thank you also. Deborah Weikel, Ohio, E-mail:

Steve Corley Sat Apr 22 2000

I am trying to locate information on the parents of Daniel M. YEAGER, born Barbour County (then VA) in May of 1844 near Belington, died February 23, 1922 (Source: Federal Pension Records filed with the National Archives) with Burial in the Upper Rowan Cemetery in Mabie, Randolph County, WV. His published obituary indicated that he died on February 22, 1922, aged 79 years and 9 months (The Randolph EnterpriseNewspaper)

Mr. YEAGER married Nancy GEORGE in 1870 at Talbott's Church with the Rev. Joseph TEETER officiating. The Federal Pension Records conflict with obituary and indicate that the marriage took place in 1865 at the residence of Solaman GEORGE by Joseph TETER. Mrs. YEAGER was born in Barbour County in 1856 and died on June 13, 1913 aged 66 years, one month and 16 days (which would of had her year of birth in 1847) with burial in the Upper Rowan Cemetery in Mabie, Randolph County, West Virginia. (Source: Randolph Enterprise Newspaper)

Mr. YEAGER was a farmer by vocation and moved from Barbour to Randolph County 43 years prior to his death in 1922 (obituary).

Their children: Mary E. Yeager; born June 14, 1866.
Eda S. Yeager (My maternal Great, Great Grandmother); born June 27, 1868.
Sarah E. Yeager; born Sept 14, 1870.
Henry J. Yeager; born Sept 11, 1872.
Soloman Yeager; born Aug 18, 1874.
Louisa J. Yeager; born Dec 28, 1879 and
Rachel E. Yeager; born March 9 1881
(Source: Federal Pension Records which appear to be written in Mr. Yeager's own hand relative to marriage and family info).

Mr. Daniel M. Yeager served as a private in Captain F. W. Ford's Company F 15th Regiment West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. He was mustered into service at Wheeling, Virginia Sept. 10th 1862 and musteed out on June 14, 1865 at Richmond, Va. (Source: Military Records, National Archives).

Again, any info on Daniel M YEAGER's parents (1850 Barbour Co. Census ???) and/or the parents of wife Nancy GEORGE would be greatly appreciated. With Regards, I am Steve Corley.

Virginia Lawson Thu Apr 20 2000

I am researching my great grandmother, Elizabeth Ann SIMONS, born in Barbour Cty., WV in 1845 to George and Elizabeth SIMONS. Elizabeth Ann SIMONS is the second wife of my great grandfather William (Miller?) LAWSON; Elizabeth A. and William had five children: Corbley Croner LAWSON, "my grandfather": Mardson Marcellus LAWSON: Miova Elizabeth LAWSON: Claudius Samuel LAWSON and I believe Grace LAWSON, all born in Harrison County. I have no leads at all on Elizabeth Anns' parents, George and Elizabeth; any help would be appreciated. Virginia "Lawson" Mosgrove,

Freda Windle Mon Apr 17 2000

I am seeking info on my ancestors George W. and Jemimia Frey. The only thing I have on them is an 1850 Barbour Co. WV census. It listed their children as Elizabeth, James W., Thomas, Mary E., Rachel, Sarah., George, and John. My lineage is thru Sarah but I would like anything found on the family. I know that George W. and his wife are buried behind Sarah in the cemetery in WV. Thank You. Freda Windle, P.O.Box 2209 Richmond, Indiana 47375 or

Lee F. McGee Sun Apr 2 2000

I am looking for any information on Joseph DANIELS, gunsmith, John DANIELS, farmer, and William K. JENKINS, or their descendants. They all lived in Elk City, Barbour County in 1850. Also, would like general information on gunsmithing in Barbour County, and the history of Elk City. I have plenty of ancestral and descendant information on the DANIELS family I am willing to share. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please respond to Lee F. McGee at

Sue Richardson Sat Mar 25 2000

Hi, I'm looking for information about a Parthena MCCARTNEY. Married an Elmer SULLIVAN. They had a daughter Florinda and she married a Granville Marcellus YEAGER. Parthena was also married to a James H. BENNETT. Thank you, Sue, E-mail:

Sue Richardson Fri Mar 24 2000

I am looking for information on a William DUNCAN, parents were Christena MURPHY and John Wesley DUNCAN. He had a son, William A. DUNCAN married to a Mary PARSON. Sue Richardson, E-mail:

Jerry Parsons Sun Mar 19 2000
ONEY -- Battle of Belington

Hopefully someone can assist me in finding the site of the Battle of Belington or as it was more commonly called, Laurel Hill. More importantly I am researching the final resting place of a Confederate soldier Robert M. ONEY, from Washington County, Virginia who was a private in Co. B of the 37th Virginia infantry.

Pvt. Robert M. Oney was killed while on sentry duty at the beginning of the battle and probably buried at the site of the battle or at a nearby cemetery. Any assistance on the whereabouts of any such burial place of civil war soldiers of this battle will be greatly appreciated.
With honor: Jerry R. Parsons, E-mail:

Helen Wells Sun Mar 19 2000

Can you give me information on Abraham and Mary O'NEAL WELLS. They were married on 21-Oct-1847 and are buried in the Mt Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery in Gilmer. I have found one son John Allen WELLS born in Barbour County 10-24-1848. This is all the information that I have. I think there were more children but I have not been able to find them.

Any information would be helpful. Thank You, Helen Wells, E-mail:

Bob Fisk Thu Mar 16 2000

I am assisting in researching a book about John Riley PHILLIPS of Valley Furnace. The main portion of the book will concern his Civil War service, 31st Virginia. The only thing we know is that he returned to his home in 1865 and died in 1894. He evidently was a somewhat learned man. His obituary stated that he died surrounded by his books. We would like to complete the book with some account of what he did for the thirty years he lived after the end of the war. Any help you can give will be appreciated and recognized. Thanks, Bob Fisk, PO Box 451, High Rolls, NM 88325. E-mail:

Jill Bolton Fri Mar 10 2000

I am searching for a marriage that would have taken place between 1843 and 1850 in Barbour County, W.V. I am looking for the marriage of William McBEE. The problem is that I do not know the name of his wife. He was married to Elizabeth SHAFER in 1850, (I have this record) but I believe he may have been married before that, to another woman, as his first son, William P. McBEE was born in 1844. Do any record of a marriage for a William McBEE? I would be very appreciative. Thank you, Jill Bolton, E-mail:

Gary McDaniels Thu Mar 2 2000

I need the correct e-mail address for Eugene McDANIELS. A McDANIELS researcher in Florida wants to get in touch with him. Gary McDaniels

Tom Owen Wed Mar 1 2000

I am trying to locate a Cadiz, West Virginia. My great-great grandparents were born there about 1807 (Louis OWEN / Mary ASHER). I cannot find a "Cadiz" on any map of through any search I have tried. I believe it was either renamed or no longer exists. I would appreciate any information you may have on where such a town might have existed. E-mail:

Judith M. Laird Mon Feb 28 2000

I am looking for information on Minnie Elizabeth STURM born Sept. 19, 1888 in Barbour County, West Virginia. Her parents were Orlando Jackson STURM and Florence HARRIS. Thank you. Judith Laird, E-mail:

P. Phillips Sun Feb 27 2000

Need information on Benjamin Holly WOODFORD who was living in Barbour County in 1899. Served in the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry in the Civil War. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

Pam Haddix Wed Feb 23 2000

I have a relative that I am trying to find information on. His name was Ray KENNEDY and we think he was born in 1934 in Barbour County, he died in 1990. How would we find out any information on him, like his parents names and his social security number.We know he is related but can't find any information on him. If you can help in anyway Thank you, if not thanks anyway. Pam Haddix, E-mail:

Judith M. Laird Thu Feb 17 2000

Looking for family history for Harley Joseph HARRIS dob 10 April 1938 son of Brison M. HARRIS dob 4 Sept 1911 dod 18 June 1981 married Anna Marie TWYMAN in 1937. Brisons father was Rev. Samuel Joseph HARRIS dob 30 July 1870 in Belington, WV dod 31 Aug 1953 married in Barbor Co.WV in 1890 to Olive Augusta BIBEY dob 28 Aug 1871 in Belington, WV dod 17 Nov 1956. Any more info. would be greatly appreciated. E-mail:

DFlintlock Mon Feb 7 2000

Searching for information on the Rev Daniel COOLE, circa mid to late 1800's who served the Preston Barbour Co areas from horseback.

Barbara Melton Sun Feb 6 2000

Are you aware or do you know of anyone that would have done anything in print concerning people of color in Barbour Co. These could very well be Native Americans or Blacks. Seems sometimes these were one and the same.

And I'm also interested in locating anybody that would know anything about a Black Minister/Singer with the name of Frank PEOPLES/PEEPLES, of Barbour Co WV.

I'm thanking you in advance for any help. Barbara Melton, E-mail:

Nettie Gregory Sun Feb 6 2000

Would like to know who B. F. ROBINSON's parents were. He had a son Eppa D. 11 yrs old in 1870.

The name Eppa and several other ROBINSON names have gotten me searching here for my GrandParents: Richard Epp and Adaline Steel ROBINSON.

In 1946 my father, Richard E. ROBINSON had a lawyer, Dayton R. Stemple, help him get his birth certificate from Braxton Co. A man John L. STEEL, signed the legal paper swearing he was a cousin to my father. Anyone know of a John L. STEEL in Barbour County?? If I could find him or a descendant, perhaps this could lead me to a new clue for Richard Eppe, my grandfather.

If anyone has done extensive searching on the Barbour Co. ROBINSONs, please contact me/ or on the STEELs.

On the certificate, they all swore grandfather & grandmother were from Wyoming state. We found them in 1870 in the Wyoming Co, WV census, so all that was incorrect. Perhaps the rest was too... appreciate any help anyone could give me on this search...nettie in braxton county, wv, E-mail:

Kathy Warren Fri Feb 4 2000

My name is Kathy (Wagner) Warren. Looking for the family's listed above from Barbour Co. WV. My father was Homer WAGNER, he was born in Junior, Barbour Co in 1911. He married Mabel SHOMO born in 1912. My father's father was James David WAGNER married to Julia Ann ENSMINGER. Julia Ann (ENSMINGER) WAGNER's parents were Mary (SMITH) ENSMINGER and Issac ENSMINGER. Would love to know who Mary's parents were and also Issac's parents.

My father Homer WAGNER had one brother Frances (Frank) WAGNER who was married to Eva MONTGROMY. Sister Rachel WAGNER who married first to a CORLEY and then a PRICE. She died while living in Junior. Sister Effie WAGNER married a TREMBLEY and Sister Hazel married a THOMPSON. Hope someone out there can help me out. Just can't seem to find my dads side of the family. Thanks Kathy, new e-mail address is

Kathleen Ruhlen Thu Feb 3 2000

I have just visited the Mormon site and found that one of my ancestors is listed as having married in Barbour WV. which was quite surprising to me. I am wondering if you could do a marriage look up for me or perhaps you know of someone that might be able to help. The names of the couple are Christopher Cradler and Mary Margaret Motler and the date of marriage is 1865 (no month or day given).

According to your Barbour Co. website the source book is Barbour County WV Marriages, 1843-1892 Author Wes Cochran.

Any help you can provide will be most appreciated. Thank you for you time. Kathleen Ruhlen Ohio, E-mail:
NOTE: This marriage was not found in the Wes Cochran book, M.Lew

Karen Anderson Downing Tue Feb 1 2000

Seeking ancestors and maiden name of Isaiah and Catherine BENNETT, living in Randolph County, Va in 1840, living Barbour County Va. in 1850 with children John, Rachel, Aaron, Mary and Joseph.

By 1860 they were living in Jackson County Va with additional children James M., E.M.Newton, Florida, and Harriet. Any help would be much appreciated. Karen Anderson Downing, E-mail:

Kathleen Rizer Sun Dec 19 1999

Looking for the death dates and burial place of Jonathan E. MEANS and his wife Olive LAYMAN. According to the 1900 census of Philippi dist, Barbour Co, W.Vir. Jonathan MEANS was born Aug 1854 and Oliver Layman MEANS was born mar 1849, (both born in Marion Co., WV.) They had children Edna, Maggie, George H, Lelia, Bertie, and Sallie. Thank you, Kathleen Rizer, E-mail:

Francis Sturms Wed Dec 15 1999

I am tracing my grandmother's TALBOTT line. She was Cora May TALBOTT, born 4/15/1872 in Barbour Co WV, married Albert Hansford STURM(S). Cora's parents are Emory TALBOTT (1835-1898) and Clarinda STALNAKER. Emory's mother was Mary POLING (1810-?) but I have not connected any of the numerous TALBOTT lines to Emory's father. Any info would be appreciated. Francis Sturms, E-mail:

Forrest R. Jarvis, Jr. Wed Dec 8 1999

Looking for information on Louvernia HICKMAN My great grandmother. She married Solomon (Saul) R. JARVIS in 1876 in Barbour County, WV. Children of this marriage are
Lula Myrtle Jarvis b 1878
Ethel Jarvis b 1880
Charles Solomon Jarvis b 1882
Carl Jarvis b 1884
Mamie Jarvis b 1886

Thanks, Forrest R. Jarvis, Jr., Star City WV, E-mail:

Connie Sears Wed Dec 8 1999

My name is Connie Sears I am doing research on a part of my family that I just have got very stumped on can you please help me or send me in a direction I need to go in. Their names are Daniel KELLEY and Clarinda THOMPSON from Barbour county. If you can help me I could be very happy, Thank you, E-mail:

Jerry Gould Mon Dec 6 1999

I am looking for more information on Mary POLING b.abt 1826, m. Edwin Dwight RUDE. Apr. 3, 1845, Barbour Co., WV. Jerry Gould-Seattle,

Joan Derry Sat Dec 4 1999

I have "lost 400 acres" and hoped you might be able to turn me in the right direction.

Family stories state that our DERRY line came out of Loudoun County, VA and settled around the Philippi, WV area around 1812, before moving up into Fayette Co., PA.

The only clue I have is from a will dated 1808 from Balser DERRY. In it he bequeathes 100 acres each (of his 400 acres) to his two sons, Philip and Jacob DERRY, and his two sons-in-law, Benjamin WATKINS and Adam MUSCHLER (Mashler/Mitchell). From that point on -- the 400 acres seems to disappear.

Balser DERRY purchased the 400 acres on 30 April 1796 from William McCLEERY and Isabella, his wife. They were of Monongalia County, VA and this is where the deed is recorded in Old Series DBk. A pg. 203-204. The 400 acres was listed as being in Harrison County, VA. "along a branch of Simpson Creek". I have been told that this is now Barbour County, WV. Also, there is another possibility that the land was also certified in Randolph Co., WV -- but that has not been confirmed.

Who should I write to? Thanks for any direction you might be able to provide! Happy Holidays to you!!! Joan Derry, E-mail:

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