Barbour County Queries 2004
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Margaret Lew, Page Manager.
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Thu December 30 2004
Notable West Virginians in the Civil War
I am writing abook about Notable West Virginians in the Civil War and wondered who were the most notable Union and most notable Confederate in the Civil War. Any help would be much appreciated.
Sun December 26 2004
Looking for Clarence Ralph CHANNEL born 8 July 1906 Pleasant Creek, Barbour, West Virginia. He married Louise NARCISE in Hawaii and had at least 3 children, on of them my adopted brother Jimmy. I have been looking for some time for his father. He might have died in Pickens, Randolph, WVirgina in 1979. I am looking for his family in Virginia.
Any help would be appreciated.
Gloria Jean Ramsey Cannavino
Sat December 25 2004
My Grandfather was James L. RAMSEY from Belington and my father was Strother. My Mother was Velva MOORE RAMSEY HEATHERLY. Any info would be appreciated
Mon December 20 2004
Doctor John B MARTIN was born in Harrison Co VA about 1802-1805. Possible parents Jon and Suzannah. Dr. John was in New Madrid MO around 1820 married Caroline LaVALLEE. Any clues will be appreciated. Thanks, Sue
Thu November 25 2004
HEATHERLY - SWIGER - WILLIAMS
I am interested in the settlements on Hackers Creek in Barbour County. Any information would be appreciated.
Fri November 19 2004
BRAKE - SMITH
I am looking for the obituary for Carrie C. (SMITH) BRAKE, d Oct 11, 1906, buried in Ward Church Cemetery, Philippi, Barbour County, WV. Her tombstone reads "Carrie C. SMITH". She left behind a son, Ward S. BRAKE.
Wed November 17 2004
BENNETT - STEPHENS - STEVENS
Would like to correspond with any one who had an ancestor by the name of James Augustus STEVENS married to Manerva BENNETT. They lived in Barbour Co. They are buried in a cemetery there called Mt. Hebron. I would love to be in contact with some of the lines from the children of this couple. I am from one of the daughers' lines. Thank you, Carol Miller
Mon November 1 2004
BIBEY - HARRIS
I am looking for information on my Grand Mother Olive Augusta BIBEY HARRIS.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. I do know Olive died in 1956. She
lived around the Barbour county area. I also know that she married Rev. Samuel
Joseph HARRIS and that they had 6 to 9 children. My biggest question is: did she
and my Grandfather divorce? I have heard this from a few people, yet immediate
family says no. Samuel and Ollive are both laid to rest in Mt. Olivett Cemetery.
Sat October 30 2004
CROSTON - MAYLE - TANNER
I have ancestors from Philippi, WV in the CROSTON/MAYLE/TANNER family, and though I have been able to find information on the CROSTON and MAYLE family, I cannot find information about the TANNERs. My great-grandfather was George TANNER, married to Loretha MAYLE. Before his marriage to Loretha he had a son by another woman. This son was Jonas Ira TANNER, my grandfather, who married a CROSTON. I hope this information helps, please e-mail me if you can help me. Thanks.
Sat October 30 2004
HALL - MAIN - TALBOTT
I have explored my greatgrandfather: Sabius MAIN (born april
1832), his second wife, Sara Jane MAIN is my point of interest (born Sept. 1826.)
I am looking for her maiden name, mother and father, possibly TALBOTT or
HALL. Also of interest to me would be the discovery of Sabius's first
wife, who I believe gave birth to Sabius B. MAIN (born August 1875) and Joseph MAIN
(born August 1882). I made a trip to Philippi and found an area where the
Talbott farm existed, along with a graveyard on the property . . . very
informative . . . but I need to make the TALBOTT-MAIN connection, which would be through the
second wife, Sara Jane MAIN . . . I am helping my mom to accomplish this, because
she wishes to pass her discoveries on to her children. Thanks for your
help and God bless, Patti
Tues October 12 2004
Am looking for a James A. MOSS b. 1816 in Va.
Married to Martha J. b. 1816.
They lived in Barbour Co. 1850 through 1880.
Would like to know James's parents also Martha's maiden name.
Thurs October 7 2004
NELSON - WHITE
I am writing because I am trying to find an obituary for my beloved grandmother who died on August 23, 1998 from cancer. She died in Elkins, WV. She was born in Elkins on March 5, 1943 a daughter of the late James NELSON and Lester and Virginia Viola NELSON/WHITE. She had 6 children: James, Virginia, Kenneth, Rebecca, Richard, and Terry. She also had 4 grandchildren: Shawn, Laura, Benjamin, and Zachary. I don't know if you can help me, but you might know of a place where I could find an obituary that old. Any help is greatly appreciated. Shawn T.
Sat October 2 2004
WESTFALL - WRITE
I am trying to connect a Cornelius WESTFALL (1812-1869), who moved to Barry County,
Missouri about 1840--to his parents. The Census Records show he was born in Virginia, the part
which apparently later became West Virginia. He may have been in Ohio for a period of time before
he arrived in Missouri- as I believe he met and married his wife there- in 1839-a Naomy WRITE.
Any information will be appreciated.
Weds September 29 2004
MOORE - MYERS
I am looking for someone out there that may have a photo of Elvira Frances MOORE
b: July 1866 d: Sept 25, 1930 m: George Washington MYERS in 1884.
I have a photo of George W. MYERS (husband) and also of Ulysis Grant Simpson MOORE (brother).
Will email a copy to anyone that would like them.
Shirley Trusler Martin
Weds September 29 2004
APPERSON - KING - LOWE - TRUSLER - TRUSLER
I am searching for any information on my grandfather, John King TRUSLER,
his first wife Rachel LOWE & my grandmother Hester APPERSON. I am also looking for
brother's & sister's of John KING, my greatgrandfather, I think his name was James,
married to a Mary A. F. LOWE.
Thank you for any help.
Sun September 19 2004
SAMPLES - STRADER
I need info on a Mrs. Matilda E. STRADER who lived in the Union District of Barbour County.
My father, William "Willie" SAMPLES, born 1901, was a orphan at a very early age. He was placed in Mrs Strader's home by the state;
at the time he was 9 years old. In the 1910 census Willie was 9 and Mrs Strader was 50 and a widow.
I have no info on his life after that until the 1920 census. I was just wondering what kind of life he had at that young age.
He died in 1974 and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Chas, WV.
If anyone has info on this could you please e mail me?
Note from MCLew:In my transcription of the 1920
Census I found this:
Elk District 1920; 065; CHRISLIP, Abraham A., age 68; Melissa, age 70; SAMPLES, Herbert, age 15;
YETT, Beulah orph, age 15; TRIMBLE, Robert, gsn, age 3yr 6m.
Carl Samples replied: Herbert would be my uncle, he was placed in their home after he and my dad
Weds September 15 2004
CURRY - ROBINSON
Hello all. I'm trying to find more information on John P. CURRY. Sad to say I don't have
much information to go on, except that he was married to Mary Elizabeth ROBINSON in Barbour County
28 November 1886. They had at least two children. Sarah Roxie in 1887 and Albert in 1891.
He's my brick wall at the moment.
I appreciate any help, and a big thanks to all those who have already helped so much!
Leigh Price Gatewood
Fri September 10 2004
COONTZ - KOONTZ - PRICE - WILMOTH
I am researching on Delilah Anne COONTZ (COONTS, KOONTS, KOONTZ) who was from Barbour County.
She was born July 9, 1869 and had a child in 1889 named William WILMOTH.
Now from census records and family history, Wm was not from a marriage, but out of wedlock.
Would it be possible for you to look up a possible marriage for her and a WILMOTH?
Delilah's husband that I know was Charles Berry PRICE and they were married on her birthday in 1895.
I would also be very curious to see if William married and had children. I heard that he died young, but I
have found him at 20 years of age living with Charles and Delilah. I really appreciate any time you can give
and if you just know of any avenues I need to explore as far as for what happened to William I would Greatly Appreciate it.
This boy has kind of possesed my mind as to where he came from and where he went.
Thanks greatly for your help, even if you do not find anything. Giving your time to me means alot.
Leigh Price Gatewood
Diana Matheny Jones
Sat September 4 2004
BOSWORTH - MILLER
I think I have traced my Grandmother Grace's Grandfather to Barbour County.
Looking for information on my Gr Gr Grandfather, James W. MILLER, he is in the 1880 Census for
Cove Barbour County with a son John W, who I think might be my Gr Grandfather.
Looking for marriage record for James W. MILLER, born 1854, not sure
who he married.
My Grandfather John Walter MILLER b 1877 married Nora Nettie BOSWORTH.
Any help would be appreciated, Diana Matheny Jones
Thomas A Dadisman
Sat September 4 2004
CAIN - DADISMAN - DAUGHERTY - HADDIX - HADDOX
I am looking info about Barbara Griffith HADDIX, like her mother and father, or any info I can get.
She was my great grandmother, who I remember very fondly. Any help would be appreciated.
Thu September 2 2004
BARNHOUSE - LEMASTERS
I'm researching the BARNHOUSE family.
I'm trying to find obituary and burial information for my great grandfather, Hamilton Douglas BARNHOUSE.
He lived to near 100 years d. 26 Oct 1957. He was, at age 92, the oldest living minister of the WV Conference,
Evangelical United Brethern Church.
He was married (2) to Harriet (LEMASTERS) BARNHOUSE, so he might be buried with her.
My family visited him in Junior, WV in the early fifties so I'm assuming that is where he died and is buried.
Any information will be appreciated.
Weds September 1 2004
Mary Ellen was my G-G-G-G Grandmother. She and her husband John FELTON
(1760-1844) lived in Whetsell Settlement, Preston County, for 27 years where John
was a Justice of the Peace for 24 years and Sheriff at the time of his death in
1844. Sometime between 1844 and 1849 Mary Ellen moved to the home of her son
Daniel in the Cove District of Barbour County, WV. She can be found there in
the 1850 Census. According to old WV histories, Mary Ellen died there in 1857
and is buried in Barbour County. John may be as well.
What towns are found in the Cove Magisterial District?
What cemeteries existed there in 1844-1857?
THANKS in advance for any light you might be able to shed on these questions!
Lynn Felton, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Mon August 30 2004
HARPOLE - LOUGH - MARKS - TALBOTT - WOODFORD -
Would like information on descendants of Lewis LOUGH, Benjamin J MARKS, Silas
TALBOTT, John Howe WOODFORD.
Janice Brethen (Pugh)
Sun August 29 2004
I am looking for a John W. PUGH that was born in West Virginina in 1846
(according to Spring Hill, Warren Co., Iowa 1880 Census). According to the
census his parents were born in Virginia and that is all I know about his
parents. The transcription was incorrect on his name, for the 1880 (LDS website), but I
found my great great grandpa's name and birth listed and same county as well
as John W. PUGH's wifes name was correct too (Florence Pugh).
John W. PUGH moved to Iowa sometime before the age of 12 (I found his name
on a census in Springhill, Warren Co., IA 1860) but he was listed without
I also found him listed again 1879 at Greenfield Township Warren Co., IA
He married a Margaret PERKINS in 21 Dec 1868, she passed away and then he
married a Florence CHERRY Sept 1869. He and had several children with her:
He died in 1921 and was buried in Warren Co., IA
- Samuel Wesley,
- Lottie Katherine,
- Lula & Lewis (twins), as well as
- two un-named Pugh's.
Samuel Wesley (born 12 Feb 1877 died 31 Aug 1962)He married two women as well.
Bertha Willis Birth: 18 Aug 1883 died 16 Feb 1914. They had a lot of children:
When Bertha died, Samuel married a Mary H. (b. 10 June 1880 d. 13 June 1954)
- Joseph Arthur,
- Maurice Stanley, and
I have births and deaths of almost all the names listed and I received all of
them from Warren county if you like them, but I believe that they may have
moved to another neighbor county.
I can trace back to John W. PUGH for sure, but I cannot find out what
happened to him. . . How he came to Iowa and who his parents were.
Thanks, Janice Brethen (Pugh)
Note from MCLew:I found this PUGH family in the
1860 Census of Barbour Co.: Morris PUGH, age 53, tenant; Sarah, age 47; Elizabeth, 25; Sarah,
23; Frederick, 21; Mary A., 19; Lucy, 17; John, 15; Virginia, 13; Nancy, 9; Martha, 7; Nettie, 4.
All born in VA. Could this be your John Pugh and his family? There were no Pugh's in the
transcription of the 1850 Census of Barbour Co.
William J. Robinson
Sun August 29 2004
CROSS - DIGMAN - ROBINSON
I am looking for any information, documents, photos, etc. of my Grandmother, Ottice DIGMAN.
She was the daughter of Charles DIGMAN and Pelina "MURPHY" DIGMAN.
Charles DIGMAN was the second child of Alpheus and Rachel DIGMAN, all living in Barbour
Ottice was born in October 1888 and died at age 27. Before her death she
married Gordon "Gus" ROBINSON and they had a daughter, my Mother, who
I never knew. She died in 1938 and is buried in Philippi, WV. Her name
was Beryl ROBINSON. Her maiden name was Robinson and her married name
was Robinson. She married Harold "Heady" ROBINSON. I am their son.
I am looking for pictures of Ottice and Beryl. Beryl graduated from
Philippi HS in 1932. Any pictures of the DIGMAN family would be great.
Please e-mail me at Robby1938@msn.com
Wed August 18 2004
FELTON - McHENRY
Mary Ellen (McHENRY) FELTON (1798-1857) was my G-G-G-G Grandmother. She and her
husband, John, (1760-1844) settled in Whetsell Settlement, Preston County, VA and lived there
27 years. After her husband died in 1844 she moved to Barbour County and is listed in
the 1850 census living with her son Daniel. Old West Virginia Histories state
that she is buried in Barbour County. Does anyone know where? I'm hoping this will shed some
light on WHERE John is buried as well. THANKS in advance for any help you might provide!
Lynn Felton, Chesapeake, VA
Sun August 1 2004
SHERMAN - SHEARMAN - SHIREMAN
I am looking for the parents of Arden SHERMAN -- I think they
were fiddle-makers. They were in Tucker county by 1910 and I think they
came from Barbour County.
Wed July 14 2004
RIGHT - WRIGHT
Looking for parents of Deborah WRIGHT, b. 11 Dec 1821 m. John
BROWN of Taylor Co. 1842 and Emily WRIGHT b. 27 Dec 1827 m.
William BROWN of Taylor Co. 1844. John BROWN's will was
witnessed by Arnold RIGHT and John C. RIGHT.
Mary Kathryn Bibey
Mon July 7 2004
My father was Paul Richard BIBEY, dob 03/03/35, Belington, West Virginia, dod 01/22/83,
buried in Calvary(?) Cemetery. My Grandfather was Paul BIBEY, Grandmother was Evelyn Pearl
BIBEY. No dates of birth or death for either grandparent. No maiden name for grandmother. I
am going to be in Belington in August. Could you suggest some places to trace family history?
Thanks for your help.
Harold "Butch" Roach
Weds July 2 2004
I'm looking for information on my great-great-great grandfather Page B. ROACH who is listed in
the 1850 Taylor county census. He was 45 at the time. I'm looking for more info on him. The
1850 census says he was born in Virginia, but perhaps that was West Virginia before it became a
state in 1863.
I understand that Taylor county was formed in 1844 from Harrison, Barbour,
Marion and perhaps Monongalia counties, so there are no earlier census records for Taylor
county. That being the case, I'm unsure which county Page may have lived in before 1850.
Are there any references to Page B. Roach in Barbour county?
Thanks so much for the help as I have hit a serious brick wall on this
one! - Harold "Butch" Roach
Leslie Wolverton Dimas
Weds June 30 2004
I am trying to obtain any information which may be available regarding the
parents and grandparents of my father Lester E. WOLVERTON who expired in
January 1981. I know that my father's mother's name was Alice Virginia
WOLVERTON and she died when he was 7 years old. I also had an Aunt who, I
believe, was his mother's sister. Her married name was Sadie Mae SWISHER.
I would appreciate any information you have regarding any member of my
family. Thank you, Leslie Wolverton Dimas
Tues June 29 2004
I am researching Jonas W. JOHNSTON, b. Oct. 21, 1866 in Fulton Co., Pa. parents were Paul
and Matilda nee Kinser JOHNSTON. He was found in the 1910 census in Barbour Co., W.Va.
wife was Anna. There were seven children listed: Eddie S., Cassie C., Sathel L., Bertha G., John
R., Melvina V., and Henry L. When Jonas died in May of 1937 he was interred in Georges
Cemetery in Swanton, Md. near his parents. Any information on Jonas and his descendents would
be greatly appreciated. Also seeking a photo of same.
Thurs June 21 2004
BENNETT - MARTIN - POLING
Looking for help on a Asa H BENNETT born 1816 Barbour County died
about 1853. Miltida was married to a Joseph W MARTIN in 1860 Census her children from
Asa were with her, he was married to Miltida POLING. The only Asa I have found was born
also in Barbour County, West Virginia was Jacob and Sarah son Asa born 1802. Looking for
Asa H BENNETT's parents.
Thurs June 17 2004
ARBOGAST - BENNETT - MARTIN - PHILLIPS -
Double trouble -- I have found two Hayes BENNETTs one according to birth records is a
Taylor H. born to Adam H. and Martha E. BENNETT -- birth on Dec. 2 1876 in Pendleton
County, and the other Hayes is the son of Daniel and Sallie Ann ARBOGAST. Hayes's wife was
Alice PHILLIPS. Both Hayeses are in Pendelton County 1900 and 1930 census one m. to a
Bessie (VANDEVANDER); she and Hayes are buried in Pendleton County at Wimer Cemetery
#4. Hayes has only death date Nov 7 1954, Bessie -- dates 1891 d-1965. Since both Hayeses are
listed in 1880 census, are both listed age 3 -- I'm having trouble finding which child belongs to
which parent, and identifying their children. Is Hayes's son Wilson the grandson of Daniel?
Need help which will separate the wives and families.
Weds June 16 2004
Looking for information on Thomas NITZ, mother-Pearl Oretta or Oretta Pearl NITZ,
Mon June 7 2004
Looking for obituary for Lenore Hamilton, date of birth 25 Jul 1917, date of death 01 Dec 2002,
death residence Belington, Barbour, WV 26250.
Sun June 6 2004
PHILLIPS - SNYDER
I find a lot of marriages for Barbour County, which never got registered anywhere -- either in
Barbour, or its predeccesors, Lewis, Harrison, or Randolph. Other locations where I have seen
this type of thing, I have found a circuit minister who was either filing his marriages back in his
home town or state, or the next town he rode to. So my question is: does anyone know of any
circuit ministers serving Barbour County area back in 1830-1860?
Marriages I'm looking for include: Benjamin and Jemina (possibly
her surname is SNYDER) PHILLIPS, about 1845; William Robert PHILLIPS, Jr. and Margaret
?? about 1845; and Catherine PHILLIPS to unknown about 1830, widowed in 1860.
Tue June 1 2004
CROSTON - NEWMAN
I am trying to find out birth/death information for Norman NEWMAN, son of
Marcellus NEWMAN and Nellie CROSTON. His siblings want to get a gravestone
made for him and don't know any of the information. Any information would be
helpful. He would have been born more than likely after 1940.
Thanks, Rick Westfall
Tue May 18 2004
I am trying to help a lady find her father's place of burial. He died when she was very young.The
family moved to New York state, and the information was lost. Any help or assistance would be
appreciated Her fathers name was Hopson Dewey PHILLIPS his death was around December
1932 or 1933. Thank You.
Tue May 18 2004
REGER / SIMON / SIMONS / STUMP
Looking for anyone with a connection to a Jacob SIMON/S and possibly wife Sallie/Sally/Sarah
in Barbour County.
Records of Hardy County show that Jacob SIMONS was married by Ferdinand Lair to Sallie
STUMP on 22 Dec 1803. I believe this Jacob was the son of Christian's brother George (m. Mary
REGER/REAGER), and later moved to Barbour Co., WV.
Fri May 14 2004
REED / WEAVER
My great, great grandfather Benjamin F. REED married Rachel WEAVER,
daughter of John WEAVER. It appears that he is buried in the Taylor Drain
Methodist Church Cemetery. After the tornado, I have read that two stones
R, B F/ / fieldstone
R, W J/ / footstone
But that is the extent of what I have learned. W.J. would have been his
brother, Willam, if I read the 1850 Census correctly. But I can not tell
for sure just WHO Benjamin F. REED's father was. The Census makes it look
as if his father was William P. REED, but Benjamin's middle initial was
listed as "T" in the free transcription I was able to find. I have never
seen a Benjamin "T" again in any record so I believe this is a mistake
made by the transcriber.
Does anyone have any information (I already have the 1850, 1880, and 1830
Census reports,) about Benjamin F. REED, his parents, or his son Ellsworth
who married Lorinda HARDBARGER? Below is my direct ancestry.
I have tons of information about the WEAVERs, KELLERs, HARDBARGERs, COFFMAN's,
and the AMOS Family as well. But I next to nothing about the REEDs that actually
shows relationships. Does anyone have any knowledge they could share with
- John Weaver B: 1802
- Martha Keller B: 1802
- Rachel Weaver B: 1834
- Benjamin F. Reed B: ABT. 1832
- Ellsworth Reed B: 1864
- Lorinda J. Hardbarger
- Bruce Reed ABT 1893-1956
- Icie Mae Coffman
- James Franklin Reed (Living)
- Helen Virginia Yinger (Living)
Also, as someone else asked, are there cemetary records from the
Taylor Drain Methodist Cemetary from before the twister? If so, how can I
My hopeful thanks in advance, Bruce D. Reed 5/14/2004
Mon May 11 2004
LUTZ / REGER / SHOOK / SIMON / SIMONS
Looking to share information with others interested in the SIMONS Family
in Berks Co Pa, Hardy and Hampshire Co. VA, and Cass County IN. I have
collected much information in the past 17 years. I am looking specifically
to prove the parentage of George SIMON who Married Mary REGER / REAGER (she
was the d/o Anthony REGER / REAGER and Catherine SHOOK). Circumstantial
evidence points to Jacob SIMON and Catherine LUTZ SMIDT / SCHMIDT but I have
not been able to prove that. My line comes from Christian SIMON/S son of
George and Mary REGER SIMON. Christian and his wife Elizabeth came to Cass
County IN in ca 1825.
Mon May 10 2004
My great grandfather, Robert BERNOSKY, a Hungarian immigrant, died
in a coal mine near Century, WV, around Sept 1903, 3 months before my
grandfather was born. Don't know if he's still in the mine or was buried
elsewhere. Looking for details about the town, the mine, local Hungarian
immigrant life, how Hungarians found out about coal mines in WV, who brought
them there, any local mine disasters around that time and place.
Mon May 3 2004
Researching the McMURDO families of Barbour County.
Fri April 30 2004
BOYLEN - CARPENTER
I'm looking for information regarding Lemuel BOYLEN and Maggie CARPENTER in Barbour
County 1875. I believe they had at least 3 sons, Delbert, Hesco and George but can't find any
record of births, marriage, or who their parents were.
Note from MCLew: I found this family in the 1860
Census of Barbour County, could this be your Lemuel and his parents?
Daniel Boiling, 25, born VA, Farmer, Methodist; Sarah, 28; Spencer, 4; Rachel L., 3; Lemuel, 2;
Palmira V., 3/12.
Wed March 30 2004
DeMARCO - MARSH
Looking for info on: Odell MARSH, son of Hamilton & Nancy MARSH, husband of Mary
MARSH (DEMARCO). Early 1900's. Coal mine worker.
Wed March 30 2004
DUMIRE - GOLDEN - JEFFERIES - MULLINS - TETER -
I am looking for decendants of James Riley WOODFORD and Lillie (MULLINS) WOODFORD.
If anyone can help please, please contact me. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. I really
need to speak someone who may be directly related to them. Thanks.
Wed February 18 2004
BENNET - CRUSAN - CRUZAN
Looking for information on Joseph CRUSAN or CRUZAN and his wife Eleanor or Ellen
Married in Harrison county about 1790.
Mon February 16 2004
McDONALD - MITCHELL
I am looking for the parents of Robert McDONALD who married Rachel
MITCHELL, daughter of John MITCHELL. Thanks for any help. Mae
Fri February 6 2004
BENNETT - CAMPBELL - MOORE - MYERS -
I am trying to locate information on George Washington MYERS married three times. One of his
wives was E. Francis MOORE. They were my greatgrandparents.
George W. MYERS was born in Tucker Co. I have his birth cert. to verify this. His father was
Josiah MYERS m: Elizabeth. I believe George has a brother by the name of Benjamin. I have
seen on one of the census that George says his father was born in Germany. Does anyone know
of this MYERS line??? I would like to know when & where Josiah came into the USA.
My thanks to all that read this email. Carol Miller
Tue February 3 2004
FOY - TEETS
Looking for parents of Sophia Teets, born about 1836, married David Foy.
They were in the 1870 Census with some of their children of Barbour
Co., WV with the children. Sandy Graley
Sat January 24 2004
Quincy WYATT was born 17 Oct 1904 and he died in September 1973. He
had resided in Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia at the time of his
death. Can anyone help me with information about Quincy and his family?
Thank you, Linda-Ohio
Fri January 9 2004
I would like to be added to the list of contacts for people who
need information on the ZELLER family who settled in Berryburg, West
Virginia. They are my grandmother and grandfather from Budapest, and
they raised their five children in this small mining town. My mother is now the
last of those five children, and I would like to get her some information
and/or pictures of "the old days" to make her happy and to jog her memories
of pleasant times.
Fri January 2 2004
CROSTON - HETRICK
Trying to find info on Charles and Ada CROSTON. Had daughters named
Nettie and Vernie, and a son Matt. Nettie was my grandmother. She married John
HETRICK. That's all the info I have except she came from Barbour County.
Fri January 2 2004
DUCKWORTH - McGIRR
Researching, especially Mary Jane McGIRR DUCKWORTH and her husband
Wm Henry DUCKWORTH. Mary Jane McGIRR DUCKWORTH is the daughter of James and
Mary McGIRR who emigrated from (probably) county Armagh (or Tyronne perhaps) Ireland to
Allegany County MD in 1815 (now Garret Cty MD).
She is one of three known
children of James and Mary McGIRR. Her brother William Clarence, was born
during the voyage, and Margaret McGIRR who married Wm WARNICK. William
Clarence McGIRR married Jane Elizabeth WARNICK, sister of William.
James (died -- Jun/Jul 1853) and Mary McGIRR remained in Allegany/Garrett cty MD
until their deaths. The same is true for Margaret McGIRR WARNICK and Wm
Mary Jane McGIRR DUCKWORTH and Wm Henry DUCKWORTH moved to
Harrison Cty VA prior to 1840 (currently Barbour Co. WV) and remained until
Wm C McGIRR and Jane Elizabeth WARNICK McGIRR moved to
Lawrence County OH (the Ironton area), in the early 1840's (after his July
1841 marriage). I have extensive files on the McGIRRs, WARNICKs and
DUCKWORTHs, but you always need confirmation and more.
Thurs January 1 2004
DAVIS - PHILLIPS
Looking for info on my great great great grandparents. Their names were Isaac
Newton PHILLIPS, born August 1841, and wife Mary Lydia DAVIS, born in 1837
approx., in Pennsylvania. They are from around the Glade Township area, I
believe. Any info is greatly appreciated. I have my great great
grandfather's death certificate and they are listed as his parents...his
name was John Jefferson PHILLIPS. Kathy Casey
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