Barbour County Queries 2006

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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Emolene Weaver Lynch Monday December 4, 2006

I am offering a reward for a picture of William Henry Harrison WEAVER Sr. All the names mentioned here, married into the WEAVER family. Almina was his wife. We have done DNA test on the Weavers & have them back to 1500's. We are looking for old pictures for a book we are putting together. Appreciate any help. Would like phone no's so I can call some of these people that may not be on internet.

Jean W. Moore Monday December 4, 2006

Has the name MAYLE always been spelled this way? There are MEALEYs, MALEYs in Ritchie Co. Are they all from the same line? Ritchie Co. MEALEYs ancestor was Lawrence, born 1756, died 1808.

James Wilson Sunday December 3, 2006

Thomas WILSON b 2 Jan 1782 Montgomery Co, died 15 Jun 1862 Philippi. Married Mary HARTLEY. They are my ancestors and I am looking for proof of Thomas' parents.

David Potts Saturday December 2, 2006

I have have been researching the PHILLIPS roots in WV. My great-grandmother was Dora Belle PHILLIPS, who married Wade Hampton POTTS.

I have traced down a great deal of my ancestry for the PHILLIPS, but also came a question:
In regards to Thomas Fretwell PHILLIPS are we related to Christopher PHILLIPS of Watertown, MA linkage or to the Thomas Fretwell PHILLIPS of York, Co., VA?

I now have available the ancestry for both linkages back to the mother countries.

Does anyone have firm confirmation of which Thomas Fretwell Phillips family that we belong? Can we share information?
Dave Potts

Randy Stalnaker Thursday November 30, 2006

I am looking for any information on George Wesley WILSON, son of Thomas WILSON and Mary Polly HARTLEY, born Jan 2, 1803, died Feb. 6, 1875, married to Leah THOMAS, lived in Phillipi, both buried at Pitman Cemetery, or any other researchers who are working on their family, thanks, Randy

Judith Price Justus Saturday November 25, 2006

I am looking for a copy of John Robert PRICE's will and perhaps the news article when his wife Mary FOSTER (on her third husband) was struck by lightening on her front porch, at the age of 92 in 1934. The local historical society had given me the name of a researcher who works in the courthouse, but she did not answer my telephone calls. Is it possible to write the Barbour Co. Probate Court for a copy of a will? Do you have that address? Judith Price Justus

Ramona Shuldberg Saturday November 25, 2006

I am trying to reach Barbara McGee Stenberg. Her e-mails are returned to me as undeliverable at e-mail address as Barbara, please contact me. Ramona

Ali Doyle Sunday November 19, 2006

I found your site online while doing a search for my husband's ancestors and related information.

My husband is Michael Thomas DOYLE. His grandfather is Thomas Jefferson DOYLE. His great-grandparents are Robert Edward Lee DOYLE and Idella Diana (Dinia) Tyler DOYLE. His Great-great-grandparents are William DOYLE and Lucy Tacy DOYLE. He is also on the same line of decent as Jean Aicher. I am looking for any information on any of the listed names or their relatives.

I saw that Jean Aicher posted an inquiry almost ten years ago. I tried to contact her but her email is no longer good.

I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Thank you so much. Ali Doyle

Carlanna Miller Thursday November 9, 2006

I would like to find someone with info on Elihu SKIDMORE, b.1820 - d.1901 in Randolph Co. W.V. His father was John SKIDMORE, 1789 -1859. His mother was Juith (Juda) PITTMAN.

Terry Martin Saturday October 28, 2006

I am seeking any help in locating information regarding Joshua and Orpha MARTIN. I have conflicting information regarding the maiden name of Orpha, I have a death certificate of a child showing his mothers maiden name as Orpha ANNON, and then I have other researchers report that it may be MYERS. I have located this couple on the 1850 Barbour Virginia (now WV) census. They show that they have been married with in the year (1849-1850). Could you please look in your reference books to see if you can locate them. This family migrated from Barbour County to Illinois, Missouri and to Arkansas. I am also looking for someone that may be willing to help me research information regarding this family in the Barbour or surrounding counties. I have very limited resources for this area and any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Terry Martin

William (Jerry) Robinson Friday October 6, 2006
Taylor Drain Cemetery

As of September 2006 the Taylor Drain Cemetery is now owned by the Taylor's Drain Non-Profit Cemetery Association, Inc. The WV Methodist Conference deeded the cemetery over to the association and the new deed will be recorded at the Barbour County courthouse in Philippi, WV within the next two weeks. The church was destoyed in 1944 and never rebuilt. Someone must have the old records, that church was founded in 1850. There must be photos, death certificates, newspaper articles, etc. some where. Please help us find out more about the church and the people buried in the cemetery. We have started the repairs, etc. Volunteers and donations would be a great help. Information: 301-432-5975.

Dolly Kulik Thursday October 5, 2006

I am seeking info on Lettice BOYLES, also known as Lettie. She was born in Barbour Co.,WV about 1805 and she married John M. Miller. He is the son of Martin MILLER, Sr. and Margaret LOUGHRY/LOCHREA. I have info on their children but need to find the parents and siblings for Lettie. She died in 1864 in Preston Co., WV. I do not know where this couple lived or where they are buried. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Dolly Kulik

Deborah Avilla Thursday October 5, 2006

I am looking for information on Amos HILLYARD, born in or around Weaver (Junior) West Virginia about 1750. Son- Mathias HILLYARD or HILLIARD were both used. There is supposed to be a cemetery near Weaver.

Connie Ball Wednesday September 27, 2006

My great (x3) grandparents, Levi and Sinthy MILLER lived in the area of Grafton, Barbour, W. Virginia when it was still Virginia. He died and was buried there in 1845. I would be interested to know if there is a Levi and Sinthy MILLER Reunion in that area. I am descended from one of his sons, Harrison MILLER.

Dale DIAMOND Tuesday September 26, 2006

My link to the Volga area is through my father: Dale Forrest DIAMOND (b. 1925 died 1983)
His father was Aster Lloyd DIAMOND
His father was James Oliver DIAMOND (born 1871, died 1937, buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery) Married Malissie Ann CRISS, a daughter of Henry CRISS and Rebecca Ann WELLS. (also buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery)
His father was Daniel DIAMOND (married Martha Blackwell from Maryland)
His father was also named Daniel

I'm interested in any information or pictures on the DIAMOND/DIMOND family which resided in the Volga area in the late 1800's through about 1940. James Oliver DIAMOND married Malissie Ann Criss (both are buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetary). Children raised in Volga/Barbour County were Aster Lloyd DIAMOND, Roxie Carrie DIAMOND, Martha Olivia DIAMOND, Dale Forrest DIAMOND (my father)and others.

M Boone Tuesday September 26, 2006

I am inquiring about African American families that resided in Galloway during the 1910, 1920 and 1930s. I would like to know if the African American population wasa part of the census. I know a lot of my ancestors are buried in Cambria Holler cemetery. I did not see the cemetery listed among the cemeteries in Barbour county. I graduated from Philippi High School and my maiden name is Johnson. I would appreciate any information. I am researching my family history in preparation for a book.

Judith Price Justus Wednesday August 2, 2006

I am trying to straighten out my deceased father's notes on our PRICE family. I am a descendant of John Robert PRICE (1833-1903) and Mary England Price Thorn FOSTER (1842-1934) They are buried in the Sugar Creek Cemetery where I visited in Nov. of 2004. John's father and grandfather, perhaps also a William PRICE, is the puzzle. I have conflicting dates on his demise, but from the census records, I think he is the William who was born in MD around 1797 -1881. The family oral history says that he was buried on John Robert's farm and not in a cemetery. His first wife was Anna POLING and from the Belington Library's death records, I assume he had another one named Nancy Jane WRIGHT. Is there a marriage record to verify this?

Do you have any contact with the Price families still living in the Belington area? I wrote nine letters to addresses from the telephone book, looking for pictures of my g-grandparents, but no one answered me. Is it possible to get John Robert's will online?

I am the local historian for my town in Perrysburg, Ohio, 388 miles away from Belington. Judith Price Justus

David Cranford Tuesday July 25, 2006

I am trying to locate information regarding a COOPER family that lived in the Elk district of Barbour county in 1880. Their names and ages on the census were:
Virgile Cooper 54 b. bt 1824-1826
Catherine Cooper 34
Mary Jane Cooper 24
Alfred Cooper 22
Eulyses Cooper 13
Sarah E. Cooper 9
Samuel Cooper 6
Ida B. Cooper 4

I believe Virgil and Catherine may have died in Barbour Co betw 6-1880 and 1900.

Do you know of any means in Barbour that I would be able to access death records or any other records that might help to track them down?

Also, could you add my name and email address to the list of people researching Coopers? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, David Cranford

Linda Ware Friday July 21, 2006
Runner Funeral Home

I was wondering if anyone knew who had the records for Runner Funeral Home in Belington, WV.

Kathy Harris Sunday July 16, 2006

Searching for any information - especially on SCOTT, HARSHBERGER, FREEMAN families. Most of my ancestors came to Barbour Co., WV from Fauquier Co., VA in the 1800's.

Jennifer Read Hunter Sunday July 16, 2006

Looking for information on the Birthplace / birthdate / parentage for Nathan REED who m. Malinda VANSCOY on 28 Nov 1843?

Kathy Harris Sunday July 16, 2006

Any information on ROYER? Sarah ROYER b: Nov 3, 1844 d: Jan 13, 1927 m: Nov 7,1869 to Joel HARSHBERGER. Sarah, d/o John ROYER b: Sept 10, 1807 (Wales?) d: July 2, 1888 m: Jan 15, 1834 to Eliza SHULTZ b: Jan 14, 1814 d: Sept 10, 1910

Kathy Harris Sunday July 16, 2006

Looking for information on HARSHBERGER. Joel R. HARSHBERGER b: Mar 5 1848 d: July 2, 1929 OR Jan 2, 1929. m: Sarah ROYER b: Nov 3, 1844 d: Jan 13, 1927 They were married Nov 7, 1869. Both buried Mt. Morris Cemetery, Barbour Co., W.VA Joel is s/o John HARSHBERGER and Bevie SPICHER (from Germany?)

Ed Morrison Sunday July 16, 2006

I'm looking for the burial site of William Pepper who died May 29, 1841. We know that on April 10, 1833 he was living in Harrison County because it is so stated in his application for Revolutionary War Pension filed on that date in the Harrison County Court. My understanding is that Barbour County was formed from parts of Harrison, Lewis and Randolph Counties. Perhaps he lived in the part of Harrison County which later became Barbour County in 1843. If so, it would make sense that his grave is in what is now Barbour County, formerly part of Harrison County.

According to the book Revolutionary War Graves Register by Clovis H. Brakebill, Hennington Publishing Co., 1993, page 476, William Pepper was buried in Barbour County but I do not find his name on any of the cemeteries listed on the WV GenWeb. I used the search engine and did not come up with anything about him. Can you tell me who I might ask where he is buried? Thanks for your help.

His son, Johnson Pepper, settled near King's Knole, on the Brushy Fork of Elk. From what we can tell that is approximately where Pepper, WV is (just east of Phillippi). In October 2004, when we were in West Virginia, we walked through the Creslip Cemetery in Pepper but didn't find anything.

Thanks for posting a query on the website and for the helpful tips. Ed Morrison

Janet Edwards Monday June 19, 2006

Who are the parents of James MALCOM, MALCOMB, MALCOLM? On 1860 Census it shows him as 46 years old. (Harold Basil MALCOLM born March 2, 1909 is my grandfather)

Suzanna E Rawlins Friday June 6, 2006

I am looking for anyone who might have information about my maternal grandfather Hayward Steward (or Stewart?) PHILLIPS. He was born Jun 6, 1901 and his mother's name was Emily. He had a brother named Harold and a sister named Lenora. His father was a farmer. I am working on our family history and this is all my mother can remember about his family. Thanks!

Bev Saturday June 3, 2006

I am trying to find my g grandfather William SMITH. I know it's like looking for that needle in a haystack. I have the 1880 census from Barbour Co and know that at this time he was living in Cove district with wife Elizabeth DEAHL SMITH and children John, Agatha, Simeon, Julia and Mary. In 1900 he's in Preston Co. Can you tell me if he is still in Barbour Co in 1890 and also if there is a Simon DEAHL living in Barbour Co. Thanks so much Bev

Dwight Sturm Friday May 14, 2006
Silent Grove Cemetery

I need detailed directions to Silent Grove Cemetery in Barbour County. It is supposed to be near Philippi on old SR 250. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Carol Miller Tuesday May 9, 2006
Mt Hebron Cemetery

I would like to correspond with anyone that has a connection to the above surnames from Barbour Co.

I would also like to know how I can locate records from the Mt Hebron Cemetery? I would like to locate something on the Chuch that was once there. Who were the early ministers, information about the graves in the cemetery?? I have a connection to the STEVENS, CAMPBELLS, GEORGES and BENNETTS buried there. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated. Carol

Carol Miller Tuesday May 9, 2006

I am trying to locate a death record on Jane SHOCKEY. I am trying to find out if the "Jennie" CAMPBELL buried in Mt. Hebron is the same Jane CAMPBELL that later married John SHOCKEY??? and also is her maiden name DYER or CASSELL???

All the books say James CAMPBELL was married to Jane DYER, but have found some thing that may tie this to the Cassell line. If you should read any court records in Barbour Co. pertaining to these names- please contact me. Carol Miller

Natalie Greynolds Sunday March 19, 2006

I am researching my husband's family tree (GREYNOLDS / GEORGE) and my father's family tree (SHEETS).
I have info that that at least one generation did merge, but first I need info on the GREYNOLDS side. My husband's grandfather Thomas L. GREYNOLDS was born in Harrison County about 1917. No family info is available. All that is known, is that there was a family falling out. Any help would be great!

William J. Robinson Tuesday March 14, 2006
Taylor's Drain Cemetery

I have just set up a non-profit association for the Taylor's Drain Cemetery in Barbour County, WV. The West Virginia Methodist Conference is now in the process of deeding the cemetery over to the association. We will be repairing tombstones; filling in graves; putting up a fence and gate; and improving the grounds as needed. We are looking for old photos, records, newspaper articles, etc. for the possible publication of the history of the church and of those people buried in the cemetery. Any help would be appreciated.

You can e-mail me or mail the information to:
William J. Robinson
Taylor's Drain Cemetery Association, Inc.
6138 Rohrersville Road
Boonsboro, MD 21713-2749

or feel free to call after 7:00 p.m.

Barbara Gillispie Wednesday March 1, 2006

Amanda SEE
Charles (Charley) SIMPSON
I am trying to find information on any of the above. Any help would be appreciated.

Jean Moore Saturday February 11, 2006

Richard CROSS born 1772 in VA, died 1854 at Taylor Co., VA, married 1796 to Mary LAKE in Fauquier Co., VA. He may have had a brother, Joseph, who married Mary YATES also in Fauquier Co. They came to Harrison Co. Va early 1800 and Joseph died there by 1803.

Who were the parents of Joseph and Richard? Could they have been related to the CROSS family in Barbour Co?

Adrienne Uphoff Saturday January 28, 2006

Moses SIMON was married in Barbour County around 1857 to a woman named Mariah or Mary (?) THOMPSON. He may have been about 23 at the time. They are my greatX3 grandparents, and I am trying to find out more about them, specifically her (where she came from, her parents). I believe they had a daughter named Mary SIMON who then married someone named WESTFALL and had a daughter, Audree. Thank you.

Carol Miller Saturday January 28, 2006

I would like to correspond with anyone that has a connection to Andrew C. STEVENS married to Rissie TAYLOR. Andrew was the son of James A. STEVENS and Manerva A. BENNETT STEVENS of Barbour Co.

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