Barbour County Queries 2014 & 2015
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1 October 2015
Does anyone know the date the Orphan train came to Philippi
with the children? My research seen to have conflicting dates,
one source is 1903 but research of two brothers seem to lead
to 1905. Does anyone have solid confirmation of date?
1 April 2015
Is there a will for these names? Sam Norris or Prettyhair Norris
Tamara Poling Fullerton
30 March 2015
POLAND - POLING
Many years ago I was a member of a Poling Genealogy Forum.
There was a researcher named Phyllis, I believe, who was a
prolific researcher of West Virginia Polings. I am trying to get
back in touch with her.
29 January 2015
I am trying to find out more information about Kasson, WV during the
Civil War and the Triplett family, specifically Lewis Burr Triplett
and his wife Demarias.
Any information would be appreciated. Is there a old map of Barbour
County, WV showing where people lived or paths taken by of Union and
14 October 2014
Hello, I was reading the abridged article on Kasson --
At the bottom of the article it mentions:
"This has been abridged from the 1979 article written by "the Coffmans".
If you have family from Kasson you will enjoy reading the entire article
for more tidbits on the town and its citizens."
I am wondering how to find the full article.
Thank you, Patty Stockdale
M Lew Note: The article came from Barbour County West Virginia published by the Barbour County Historical Society in 1979. It might be found in a genealogy society library, ARFHS (Allegheny Regional Family History Society) http://pages.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html or HCPD (Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants) http://www.hackerscreek.com/cpage.php?pt=249
14 October 2014
I am trying to find my great great
grandparents' and great grandparents' farms in
Barbour Co. I understand they lived near each
other and the farms may be near Nestorville,
WV, as they are buried near there.
My Great Grandfather George Washington Shaffer
and Great Grandmother Inibie Gainer Shaffer are
buried in the Shiloh Church Cemetery on Shiloh
Rd (CR 5/2) of route 38 west of Nestorville.
My Great Great Grandfather Jacob W. Shaffer and
Great Great Grandmother Mary A. Wilson Shaffer
are buried in the Mt. Castle Dunkard Cemetery
also on Shiloh Rd (CR 5/2) of route 38 west of
The Valley Furnace is near the intersection of
Shiloh Rd and Route 38 west for Nestorville,
25 September 2014
Were there any orphan homes in Barbour or other close countys?
Thanks, Carl Samples
22 September 2014
Mount Olive - Old Quaker Cemetery
Some years back I was told the cemetery adjacent to the Mount Olive Church
is sometimes mistakenly called Mount Olive Cemetery although it's proper
name is Old Quaker and the real Mount Olive Cemetery is much smaller and
about a mile away. I visited both sites some years back. In visiting the
Find a Grave website recently I find that all the internments that I know to
be in Old Quaker are listed as Mount Olive although the associated map
points to the much smaller cemetery.
So now I'm a bit confused. What is the proper name for the cemetery by the
church and also the much smaller cemetery?
Janette Payton Taylor
7 September 2014
Hello,I am trying to find information for a Dr. Campbell and his sister, Bessie, who lived at 217 S. Main Street in Philippi,
Barbour County, West Virginia.
Thank you very much for any help you might give.
Janette Payton Taylor
19 August 2014
I'm doing genealogy on Lewis & Demarius Triplett who lived in Kasson for many years beginning around 1859. Do you have any history of Kasson around that time period or the family?
13 August 2014
I was hoping to locate the birth certificate of this individual to determine the birth parents.
Believed to be: Ada May (Ware) Linger and Troy Christopher Linger.
Richard Junior Linger
I would greatly appreciate it!!
9 August 2014
Have found an error (?) in the Proudfoot Genealogy posted on your site
and cannot get through to Martin Proudfoot. If you have a current email for him
I would appreciate it.
2 August 2014
CHRISLIP - CRISLIP
I need info on the Chrislip/Crislip family. I am the great great granddaughter of Ada Crislip and great great great of Fredrick Dolan Chrislip.
Thank you, Darlene Schaeffer
Clems Auto Center
25 July 2014
NORRIS - SNODGRASS - PRETTY HAIR
Do you have proof that William Norris and Elenor Snodgrass was related to Pretty hair. I am related to him; in a few births of his children he is listed as William W Norris NOT William B? Need answers.
22 July 2014
I am looking for information, may be published in local
newspapers, on the death of Paul Zbosnik after a mine
accident in November 1959 at Lockview Mine. He was the
husband of Anna Koziar. Thank you!
22 July 2014
DAUGHERTY - FINLEY
Marilyn (Daugherty) Finley - who
Heart & Hand House - what, when, how, why
Seeking any additional information on the impact this person may have played on the community.
3 July 2014
COLEBANK - DADISMAN - STEWART
COLEBANK, STEWART & DADISMAN are the main lines I am researching from Barbour County, but there are many related families. Please get in touch with me to exchange information.
31 May 2014
I am trying to find out about my Crites Family through the Lutheran Church.
6 May 2014
ANDERSON - DANES
Hi, my great grand parents were married in West Virginia around 1917. However I can't seem to find any record of it. Mike
Danes and Lidda Anderson Danes lived in Barbour county when he died in 1940. Do you have any advice on where to look for such
a marriage document?
21 April 2014
Taylor Drain Cemetery
We are in the process of cleaning that cemetery up but need more help and funding. If you are on Facebook and search for our group Facebook page you will see what a great job we have and are doing. Just click on Join and I will OK it. Any help you can give to get the word out would be great.
James Sarco, Pearl Sarco death records, obituaries. This is my
grandmother and grandfather from Russia(now Ukraine). Was
wondering where they are buried, I never knew them.
17 January 2014
HUMPHREY - HUMPHREYS
I am trying to determine more on the parents of Joseph S. Humphrey(s).
Born abt 1826 or 1836 (his census records jumped around with respect to his birth date).
Married Emily A. Bond
Marriage record identifies parents as Richard and Rebecca. But that is the only reference. He might have been in the civil war.
I never found census records in 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870.
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