Barbour County Queries 2009

Send your queries to be posted here. Use either the New Query Form or send them to me in e-mail. Margaret Lew, Page Manager.
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Jack Coffee 27 January 2010

I'm trying to locate a cemetery in Pecks Run, Upshur Co. I'm assuming that it's a small place and probably only one or two cemeteries there. Do you know the name of any cemetery in that area?

I have one person said to be buried at Peck's Run, Olive Fitzgerald, born ?, died Aug. 2, 1898). Actually, her husband Benjamin (c1838 - ?) might also be buried there. I'm just looking for confirmation that they are there and dates if a headstone is present.

Thanks - Jack

Virginia Crilley 23 January 2010

Would like to connect with descendants of Frederick and Mary Crilley Bullough who lived in Century. He was a miner from England, and died Nov 8, 1949. Mary died Jan 31, 1930. Their son, Robert, died Feb 16, 1959.

Betty Jacks 20 January 2010

I am doing my family tree and can find nothing on my GGrandmother as to who her parents are, she is Hannah Keller 1812 married Samuel M. Poling 1814 in 1838. Their children were Hannibal, Elvira Poling, who was my GGrandmother, I found them in the census, I believe 1850-60 on I would appreciate any help on this so I can complete my tree. My email is Thanks, Betty

Kari Dorrian 13 January 2010

I am searching the parentage of James Kelley who first appears in the 1850 Barbour county census. He is married to Lucinda.

These are grandparents of mine. I do not know Lucinda's last name. James and Lucinda had several children, the first being Abraham (Abram) and Cornelius Martin . Would love to find record of Lucinda's last name.

James R. Wells 30 August 2009

Do you know the burial location/cemetery of the following people:
Stephen M. Holt, died 23 Mar 1861
Huldah Holt Berlin, died 21 Jan 1868
Minerva Holt, died 6 Nov 1869
Thomas Holt, died 13 Sep 1872
Minerva Holt Manear, died 26 Mar 1908

The family bible indicates they are buried at Philippi. Is there a Holt family cemetery?
Thank you.
James R. Wells

Dennis Ward 9 August 2009

I have that Squire Crouse and Rebecca J Ward are buried at Simons Cemetery, Gnatty Creek, Barbour Co, West Virginia. Is the spelling of the cemetery correct? Is it still a working cemetery? Does it have another name?

Husband Squire "Crouso" CROUSE-1336
Born Place
15 Aug 1837
Barbour Co, [W] Virginia
64y 2m 16d Civil War, Private, Co. H, 10th West Virginia Infantry
Died Place
02 Nov 1901
Barbour Co, West Virginia
Buried Place Simon[s] Cemetery, Gnatty Creek, Barbour Co, Wv
Married Place
19 Sep 1865
Barbour Co, West Virginia
Husband's father ??
Husband's mother ??

Wife Rebecca J WARD-1335
Born Place
4 Jun 1847 Death Cetificate #5150
Barbour Co, [W] Virginia
75y, 11m14d
Died Place
18 Apr 1923
Philippi, Barbour Co, West Virginia
Buried Place
20 Apr 1923
Simon[s] Cemetery, Gnatty Creek, Barbour Co, Wv
Wife's father Aquilla J WARD-178
Wife's mother Comfort "Comford" COOPER-266

I was trying to enter some data in Find A Grave but could not find this (Simons) cemetery.

Best Regards,
Dennis Ward

Gerald Baughman 5 August 2009

I'm looking for information on the parents of Asa Thompson. He lived from September 9, 1853, to October 15, 1943. Asa, his wife Nancy Jane McBee, and son George are buried in the Mount Vernon Church cemetery in Barbour County. Children were Monzell, Lenora, George A., Ivy, Ethel, and Lula. Nancy Jane and the children and spouses were connected to the Elk City - Overfield area of the county so the family possibly lived there.

Kathy Hall Knall 28 July 2009

Looking for information on descendants of Thomas Hall who died 1825, Volga, Barbour County.
Kathy Hall Knall

Rick Humphreys 17 July 2009

I believe Joseph L. Humphreys lived in Barbour County, around Philippi, Belington and Peel Tree Road (which may be in the edge of Upshur/Pocahontas County).

I believe he was born in the 1830-46 timeframe. I saw on an old census where his previous place of residence sometime prior to 1874 was GA and his place of birth was Scotland.

He married Emily A. Bond from Philippi. She was a sister to James Bond. She was born around 1850 and died 3 Aug 1898. She and Joseph married around 1870-73. And here are their (7) children:

Velma Ellyson 13 July 2009

Abraham Ellyson arrived in 1741. I am interested in any information on him, the Quaker cemetery there and the Quakers who settled in that area.

Barb Nelson 6 July 2009
AA and mixed race families

I have been working on a family tree for about 7 years now. I have many families that were/are in Barbour Co. I'd love to hear from anyone else working on this who can help me with information or who would like to see my info.

Elaine Duckworth 11 June 2009

I am interested in finding information on families who lived in Barbour County, West Virginia, during before and after the Civil War, particularly the Duckworth, Haddox, Poling families.

Do you know anyone who might have information on these families living in or near Philippi in the 1840-1880's?
Thank you, Elaine Duckworth

Kelly Price 11 June 2009

Searching a William Price who lived in or near Bills Run, Barbour County, W. VA. May be buried in the "Price Cemetary" near Belington. I am particulary interested in finding his burial place and hopefully gravestone. Below is the updated information.

William Price b. 1799 Believed in Frederick Maryland area

d. 1881 Wolf Run Township
Believed to be buried at the Price Cemetary, Bourbour County, W. Va
Married to
  1. Anna (Poling) Wright or Right Apr 29, 1819 in Randolph County, Va
  2. Nancy James
  3. Elenor
In 1868 William Price was deeded 60 acres from a land grant on Bills Run. I believe this is just north of Bellington, W. Va. William Price had two sons who had ajoining farms. Their names were Albert Price and Silas or Elias Price

Children of William Price (Born 1799 D 1881)
  1. Catherine Price B 1825 D 1907
  2. Nancy Jean Price B 1822 D 1847
  3. Isaac "No Arms" Price B 1826 D 1896
  4. William George Washington Price B 1828 D 1914
  5. John Price B 1833 D 1903
  6. Silas or Elias Price B 1835 D 1917 My Great Great Grandfather
  7. Angelina Price B 1835 D 1927
  8. Jane Amanda Price B 1843 D 1920
  9. Albert Price B 1847 D ?
Thank you greatly for any information you have.

John Woodward 27 May 2009

I am looking for information on Caroline C. Watkins (born 12 March 1856 in Barbour County) and Winfield Scott Haddix (born 22 May 1885 in Barbour County). They were married on 20 January 1873 in Barbour County. Caroline Watkins's father's name was George Watkins
John Woodward, CPA

Edwina Bailey 24 May 2009

I am looking for driving directions to the Baily Church cemetery and the Pleasant Creek Cemetery in Barbour County from Clarksburg, WV.

Karen 20 May 2009

My GG-Grandmother was Catherine Rohrbaugh? I really thought her last name was, Radabaugh, since another searcher has it listed as that, but when I went into your site and pulled up the Barbour County Marriages..I find her listed as, "Rohrbaugh", and I see several other Rohrbaugh names there, so now wondering if that was, in fact, her last name??... She did marry my GG-Granddad Stephen DeBarr, on the 27th of June, 1821 in Barbour County. My DeBarr family lived and are buried in what is now Upshur County. We know that Upshur was formed from a part of Barbour in 1851.

I am going to write to the Barbour County Court House, and see if I can get a Birth certificate, Marriage and even Death Certificate on both of them. I do know they are not buried with a lot of my DeBarr Ancestors..I am just now looking back into my "female" lines, in my Family Tree.

Stefanie Clark 3 May 2009

I am looking for information about my grandmother's grandfather, Phineas Wells Phillips, (b. January 11, 1830 in Barbour Co.) and his father, Holdridge Phillips (also born in Barbour Co., I think in 1802...) My husband and I are planning a trip to the area this summer and we would like to find out some info about where my relatives may have lived (??) so that we might perhaps visit there. Thanks so much for any information you might be able to provide...
Regards, Stefanie Clark
Adams MA

Jayne Anne Phillips 29 April 2009

I am looking for any info on Icie Hoffman, my "vanished" grandmother, who married Warwick Phillips of Randolph Co. on Nov. 17, 1909 in Harrison County (both were 23 years old). Icie gave birth to my father, Russell Randolph Phillips on Sept. 2, 1910. She "went back to her people" immed. after her "confinement" according to Warwick's sisters, who raised my father. Icie's father was Levi Hoffman (b. April 10, 1854), youngest son of Israel Hoffman (b. June 2, 1810, d. Oct. 23, 1856).

Icie's father Levi was married to Ingaby McDaniel. They had daughters: Opha, Ona, Alice, and Icie; and two sons. Icie may have died young, leaving Warwick a widower. He married again in 1919 and died shortly after, at 33. I would be so grateful for any information on Icie.

What little I know about her came from a "Barbour County Scrapbook, Clippings from the Barbour Democrat" submitted by Linda Graham, dated Nov. 1932, concerning 91 year old John I Hoffman (b. July 27,1841). It looks as though Icie Hoffman would have been his niece, as her father, Levi R. Hoffman (married Ingaby McDaniel, mother of Icie), is listed as John I. Hoffman's youngest brother. Levi was 13 years younger than John I.
Jayne Anne Phillips

Mary Byron 12 March 2009

I am looking for information on Middleton Smith and his wife Leah Williams. Middleton's father was William Smith of Hampshire or Morgan Co. VA (now WV) Middleton Smith's grandparent's were surnamed Middleton, and the parents of his mother.

Middleton sold his land, and his wife's land from her father, Thomas Williams in the early 1830's and moved to Bond County, IL.

Please send any connections to the families of:
Smith, William and Thomas
Williams, Thomas
Dawson, Isaac.

Thank you, Mary

Bill Little 27 February 2009

I was looking for information on a Henry Hineman Knapp 1823-1873 or his wife Margaret Markley 1834-1864.  The name of the person who is listed on your website as researching that name (Julia Sterrett) does not work when I click on it.  Any help would be great.  Thanks so much.
Bill Little

Emolene Weaver Lynch 25 February 2009

I would like to know the history of WEAVER,WV Sure would appreciate your help. I would like to go there soon.

Donald Sheaffer 22 February 2009

I am researching my Harris family line for entry into the DAR/SAR. The target of my search is the marriage of Jackson Harris and Caroline McCaine (or McClaine). They would have been married after the 1850 census and before 1857 when their first son, Robert, was born.

If it would not be too much additional trouble, could you also check for Caroline's death. She was alive in the 1870 census, but died before August of 1875, when Jackson married Margaret Smith.

Thank you for your help in this matter. Don Sheaffer,
son of Estella Mae Harris Sheaffer
daughter of Otis Wotring Harris,
son of Thomas Jackson Harris,
son of Jackson Harris,
son of John Harris,
son of Simeon Harris,
son of Henry Harris

Diane Kelley 20 February 2009

Searching for information about Isaac KELLEY/KELLY b 20 Feb 1796 to Ebenezer T KELLEY and Rachel JOHNSON in Barbour Co. Isaac had a twin John L who was a county official or officer of the peace. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Brenda K. Phillips 14 February 2009

Patsy (Patcy)Snider Murphy wife of John Dawson Murphy died 4 Feb 1880 in Lantz, Barbour County. I think she was born in Preston County about 1820. If anyone has any information on her, maybe a death record or a cemetery photo I would greatly appreciate it. All I can find are the census records of 1850, 1870. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Brenda K. Phillips

John Teets 11 February 2009

I'm trying to help a friend, and wondered if there was some way you might be able to help.
We're trying to find the burial location of Philip/Phillip Hoffman, b. 1797, d. 1879. He died in Barbour County, but may have been buried in Monongalia County where he spent much of his life. See obituary below.
Thanks in advance for your help,

Descendants of Phillip Hoffman
Generation No. 1
1. PHILLIP4 HOFFMAN (JOHN3, JOHN2, HANNES JOHN1) was born February 18, 1797 in Monongalia CO., Morgantown, WV, and died January 09, 1879 in Barbour CO., WV. He married (1) ALTHEA SUMMERS August 26, 1820 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, daughter of ALEXANDER SUMMERS and MARY VINEGAR. She was born February 01, 1799 in Prince George Co., MD, and died April 17, 1849 in Preston Co., WV. He married (2) PHOEBE ANN GOFF January 19, 1854 in Preston Co., (W)VA, daughter of SALATHIEL GOFF and MALINDA GARNER. She was born March 18, 1823 in Preston Co. (W) VA, and died January 17, 1904 in Marshall CO., WV.
Source: Don Norman: Philip and Althea are enumerated in the 1830 census of Monongalia County, (W)VA. They lived in what is now Clinton District of Mon. Co until about 1845, when they moved to Preston County, (W)VA.
Source: Don Norman Philip and Phoebe Ann (Goff) -m- Jan. 19, 1854 , are enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Preston County. Phoebe is enumerated in the 1880 census of Barbour County and the 1900 census of Marshall County, WV.

[Brøderbund Family Archive #290, Ed. 1, Census Index: VA, WV, Preston County, 1870 West Virginia Census, Date of Import: Feb 17, 2001, Internal Ref. #]
Individual: Hoffman, Phillip
Race: W
Age: 73
Birth place: VA
Township: Portland Twp
Microfilm: Roll 1697, Page 155

Obituary Morgantown Post:
Philip Hoffman, father of one of the editors of the Post, died at his residence in Barbour County, WV at 6 o'clock on Thursday evening, January 09, (1879) age 82 years, 1 month, 9 days. He was for many years a resident of Monogalia County, and lived in what is the now Clinton District, the place of his nativity. He was the oldest son of John and Sarah Hoffman, who emigrated from Berks County, PA about the year 1795 or '96, and settled on the "Old Hoffman Farm" near Smithtown. In 1845 or '46 he moved to Preston county, where he lived until about five years since, when he went to Barbour county. He was married in 1820 to Alethe Summers, daughter of Rev. Alexander Summers, of this county, and raised to their majority ten children -- eight of whom are still living. He leaves eight children, 56 grandchildren, about 86 great grand-children, three sisters, and many friends to mourn his loss, but our loss is his gain, and we hope his troubles are over. "Father, farewell"

Note: This obit was probably put in the paper by Philip's son Nimrod Nelson Hoffman. Nimrod was one of two editors of the Morgantown Post at that time. It is apparent that he was not fond of his father's second wife, Phoebe (Goff) Hoffman. Phoebe had four children, two of whom were Philip's: Harrison and Phoebe are not mentioned.
And no indication of where he was buried.
John Teets

Howard Ashenfelter 10 February 2009

I found a listing on the Internet for this web site that was dated Apr. 2, 2008. The lister asked if anyone knew what became of Jacob Ashenfelter who owned a house on the current site of the IGA store in Philippi. I'd like to know that, too. Jacob was my great-great grandfather.

When I went to this site's archives, I couldn't find the same listing I'd seen on the net. Would whoever wrote the message about Jacob Ashenfelter please contact me if you found the answer. 'Cause I'd really like to know, too!

Howard Ashenfelter

Quirt Lowe 29 January 2009

In the making of Upshur county in 1851 it uses the following as part of the boundary line "Colonel John Reger now resides, thence with said ridge so as to divide the waters of Pecks run from Big Run to Gnatty Creek mountain; thence to the mouth of the run on which JOHN LOW resides, so as to include Mr. Cum; thence so as to include all the waters of said run to Peel Tree mountain.

I am trying to find descendents of the mentioned John Low, and/or where exactly John Low lived.

It appears he is on the border of 2 counties. Can you tell me where, and if there are still relation there. It seems to me they were close to Belington? Thank you.

Jennifer Joy 11 January 2009

My husband's grandfather was "Peg" Orion Treavy Everson, brother to "tiny" Chloris Flavil and Arlie Thurman and Carlos Willie and Howard Everson. Their parents were Emery Newton Everson and I believe Henrietta May Ware Everson.I believe they were from Barbour County around Junior, and I believe Emery and Henrietta might be buried at Trinity Cemetary. My information some of it is sketchy so Please what ever information you have would be wonderful, we don't know too much about the Eversons and My mother-in-law would like to find some of her cousins. Her name is Macel. She does remember two cousins names of Linda Lou and Carolyn Sue if this might help.
Jennifer Joy

Leigh Smith 9 January 2009

I am looking for information about Nancy Phillips (1797-1860) and Jacob Smith (1793-1860). They had a child, Solomon, born in 1826. Jacob passed away in Barbour, VA. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I live in North Carolina. Thank you so much for your time.
Sincerely, Leigh Smith

Halterman 1 January 2009

I am interested in finding information about my grandmother, Dorothy or Dorthanne See. She was born in 1848 and married my grandfather, John Halterman in 1866. I can find no information regarding her parents, I believe their names were George See and Harriet Bosworth. She passed before I was born but my elderly siblings tell me that she was of American Indian descent. I am also interested in finding information about George See, Harriet Bosworth, Phoebe Yankey, Susann Wollard and all the John Haltermans and Hottinger or Honinger and Kutz clans. My tree is as follows:

John Halterman married Susann Wollard in 1810

John Aaron Halterman (b.1810) married Phoebe Yankey (b.1812) in 1830
Phoebe Yankey was the daughter of Michael Yankey III (b.1775)and Magdalene Hottinger or Honinger (b.1777) Michael Yankey III froze to death while trying to find grain to feed the farm animals in 1830.
Magdalene Hottinger/Honinger was the daughter of Conrad Honinger/Hottinger and Catherine Kutz.

John A. Halterman (b.1840) married Dorthanne See (b.1848) in 1866

Sidney Bert Halterman (b.1899) , child of John and Dorthanne, was my father.

Any assistance would be appreciated. I love your site! Thank you!

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