Barbour County Queries 1997

Scott A. Rice Fri 26 Dec 1997

My great Grandfather was Amos Hawker SCOTT, born outside Morgantown, WV IN 1880. He owned a large farm near Morgantown, in the area called National, WV His father was Marshal SCOTT, born around 1840 (Monongalia Co., WV) and his father was James SCOTT, born around 1815 (Monongalia Co., WV). Does anyone have information on James SCOTT's Father, Grandfather, etc.? I think there is a connection to earlier SCOTT's in the area. They were Jacob SCOTT (Married Catherine MORGAN, Daughter of Zackquill MORGAN - founder of Morgantown), who died in 1808, Col. James SCOTT, born 1764 & died in Morgantown, WV in 1848 and Captain David SCOTT, born 1737. Captain David SCOTT had obtained 4000 acres from VA for his service in the Revolutionary War. Thank you very much- Scott A. Rice E-Mail=

Russ Tice Thu 18 Dec 1997

I am seeking any information about my great grandfather, Isaac Y. HEDRICK, who was born in Phillipi, WVa, in 1838, and in adulthood moved to Wood County where he spent the remainder of his life. He is listed in the 1860 Barbour Co.Census, at age 22, living with the family of Jacob SHANK. There is an Isaac Y. G HEDRICK, whom I believe to be my great grandfather, listed in the 1850 Hardy Co. census along with his father, Jacob HEDRICK, his mother, Sarah HEDRICK, and six siblings. Any information about this family would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help. Russ Tice

Paul Thompson Thu 18 Dec 1997

Looking for any information on a Marcellus THOMPSON, born 1849 in Barbour County. Is my GGrandfather. Last relative back we have information on. Listed in 1870 census as living with Alphaeus ZINN Family in Barbour Cty. Died 1913, Harrison Cty. Married Elizabeth MATHEWS. Children, Zina (my grandfather), Gideon, Truman, Stanley, Vallie (married a HARROD).Paul Thompson

Paul Nay Thu 27 Nov 1997

My Grandmother was Mary Ellen PIERCE, there is record of her marriage on March 24, 1873 to Enoch NAY in the Barbour county court house, however, I have been able to find out nothing whatever about her, in addition to that.

No record of who her parents were, no record of her in Barbour county census.

1870 census of Preston county lists a Mary Ellen PIERCE as a domestic in household of Phillip R. HERSMAN at age of 19 but I have no idea if this is same person.

Story is that Enoch NAY was confederate soldier in battle of Phillipi and was wounded so that he could not depart with his division (I believe they were retreating) and he was taken in by a local family, although the story is that they were northern sympathizers, and taken care of until he was able to travel.

After war his wife died and he returned to marry girl who had taken care of him while he was recovering. If this is same person listed in 1870 census as being 19 years old she would have been born about 1851 and only about 10 years old at time of battle of Phillipi.

What I have related here is actually all I have been able to find about her. If you could direct me to any additional information or person who might have additional information it would be greatly appreciated. And Many Thanks! Paul Nay, Rt. 2, Box 238, Jane Lew, WV 26378 e-mail -

Paul, I found a Mary E. Pearce living in the household of Jacob Woodford in the 1850 Barbour County Census. Mary E. was age 8 and most probably the daughter of Hannah Pearce age 28 who was also living in that household. Can any Woodford researchers help with this query? Margaret Lew.

Thomas Irey Mon 24 Nov 1997

I was at the Barbour county courthouse and the city library this summer. While getting lost I saw a highway marker for an old Quaker Cemetery. But, stupid me, with a trailer, I didn't stop. I found that the courthouse does not have the information I needed, nor was the library equipped to answer my questions. What is the story on the cemetery?

I do know this. About 1792, my ancestors left Loudon Co. Va, headed west. They stopped in Harrison Co., and purchased land near the Tygart Run. Some of the land was set aside for a Quaker church, according to deed records in Harrison Co. They eventually sold the land and moved on toColumbiana Co. Ohio around 1800.

Now, the big problem. Barbour Co. was formed from Harrison . They kept the early land records, and Barbour doesn't have those. I think they start in 1859 or so. So, there are no records about the cemetery in Barbour. And, I don't know if Harrison has any records either. I think I may have a direct ancestor there. The land was owned by Moses VOTAW. Samuel and Philip IREY owned some land there also. Sam is my direct line. But I think their father, Philp IREY Sr. may be buried there. Are there any records about the Quakers being there, and about the cemetery? E-mail:

Cara Plumb Thu 20 Nov 1997

I am searching for information on the ancestors Mary Elizabeth STONESTREET PRICE. She was married to ISAAC PRICE Sep. 17 1846, and died June 29, 1866. I hope to find out where she came from or even the names of her parents. Any leads will be greatly appreciated. Cara Plumb (

Kapua Sewell Wed 19 Nov 1997

Am searching for info regarding my ancestors of Phillipi, Barbour, West Virginia. Most were there until about 1888, but would appreciate any info anybody can provide, as I live in Hawaii.

John DANIELS b.24 Feb 1804 d.15 Sep 1871
marr: Nancy Elizabeth YEAGER b. 16 apr 1806
(He may have marr. again, I don't know) Their children, as our history reads:

Mary Elizabeth b. 10 May 1828 who marr Ephraim WELCH 14 Jan 1846
Roda Frances b. 4 Sep 1830 who marr. William K. JENKINS
William W. b.5 Feb 1833 d. 22 May 1900 marr Lavernia ARNOLD 16 Jun 1868
David Hendriew b.24 Aug 1835
Nancy Virginia b.18 Apr 1838
Margaret A. b. 2 Dec 1840 marr Charles CALLIHAN 12 Apr 1862
John Henry b. 16 Feb 1845 marr Jane Woods HOLT
Anthony Taylor b. 3 Mar 1848 marr Annie Elizabeth HOLT 20 May 1873
Lewis Cass b. 18 Sep 1850 marr Irena DOUGLASS
Elmere Scott b. 20 mar 1853 who marr Emma C. CRIM 16 AUG 1878
Anyone with info can contact me or send me info to my home address: Kapua Sewell P.O. Box 1329 Pahoa, Hawaii 96778. (

Sara Harris Mon 17 Nov 1997

Catherine Moyer m Issac Fisher. Issac d. 1868 and Catherine d. 1881. Catherine lived for a time with Charles and Elizabeth Fisher. Charles Fisher lived at Fisher's Mill near Mt. Liberty. Any help appreciated . Sara Harris (

Cindy McGee Mon 10 Nov 1997

I am looking for information of the John Westley McGEE and Almira McCAULEY lineage. John was born in 1844 and married Almira 1-22-1867. His parents were Johnathon and Elizabeth McGEE. Almira's parents were Andrew and Nancy (JENKINS) McCAULEY. Almira was born in 1847 and died 3-8-1929 in Berryburg and is buried in Hall Cemetary. Any information anyone has to share, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Bonnie Lipscomb Kudla Mon 3 Nov 1997

I am having a terrible time finding information on my gg-grandparents, John & Nancy (KISNER) LIPSCOMB.
1 John LIPSCOMB b: November 12, 1795 in Union Township, Preston Co., WV d: Unknown Reference: "300 Years in America" by D G Helmer p174 .
+Nancy KISNER, Father:? Mother:? b: Abt 1828 in Clay Township, Harrison Co., WV m: Abt 1843 in WV d: Unknown. Reference: 300 yrs in America by D G Helmer
....... 2 David LIPSCOMB b: Abt 1844
....... 2 Eliza LIPSCOMB b: Abt 1846
....... 2 July LIPSCOMB b: 1848
....... 2 Solomon King LIPSCOMB b: 1850 in Preston Co., WV d: June 25, 1934 in Morgantown, Mon Co., WV Death Ref: Monongalia Co Death Records, Mgtn, WV
..............+Nancy Virginia PHILLIPS Robert PHILLIPS Eunice Melissa VALENTINE b: 1853 in Barbour Co., WV m: July 29, 1873 in Preston Co., WV d: 1921 in Rowlesburg, Preston Co., WV Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery Reference: "In Remberance" Cem Readings-Sisler
..............*2nd Wife of Solomon King LIPSCOMB:
.............+Elizabeth Dolton KING Thomas DOLTON Eliza J. PLUM b: Abt 1874 in Morgantown, Mon Co., WV m: April 01, 1929 in Morgantown, Mon Co., WV d: Unknown I sincerely thank you for any help you can give me. Bonnie (Lipscomb) Kudla

Joann Cupp Mon 3 Nov 1997

My great grandmother, Anna HANNIGAN (parents Mary and Thomas) m.William H.CUPP 29 Oct 1873 in Barbour Co where Anna's parents lived. Anna had the following siblings: 1. Thomas b. ca 1847 (wife Hariet) 2. Elizabeth b. ca 1849 (m. John CROUSE 19 Feb 1872) 3. Margaret b. ca 1855 4. John b. ca 1858 5. Mary Ellen b. ca 1861 (m. George THOMPSON 08 Nov 1883 in Harrison Co). Would like to contact anyone researching these families. JoAnn Cupp

Norma Knotts Shaffer Sun 2 Nov 1997

Help! Help! Holding up publication of Descendents of John and Margaret HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN in hope of finding picture of Alexander HUFFMAN who married Hannah VANNOY. We know one exists. A grandson referred to looking at a picture of Alexander that was taken at Wheeling in 1868 when Alexander represented Calhoun Co. in the Legislature. HUFFMAN family came to Calhoun from Barbour Co., where the family spells the name HOFFMAN. Will gladly pay for any costs incurred. Norma Knotts Shaffer -

Terry Wilson Sat 18 Oct 1997

Trying to locate info on James Simpson ALLEN Sr husband of Bertha Hester WILSON. James Sr b. 23 Feb 1879 Hundred, WV d. 11 Jan 1955 Richland Co OH bur. Cloverleaf Cem Roane Co WV. He married 6 Apr 1904 Bertha Hester WILSON b. 3 Jul 1882 Euler WV d. 26 Aug 1966 Richland Co OH bur. w/husband. James Sr son of Isaac ALLEN and Margaret YOHO. Bertha d/o William F. WILSON and America Victoria DRAKE.
James Sr parents move to Proctor District, Roane Co WV abt 1880.
Children: Frederick, Doniver, John, James Jr., Gordon, Freda Ruth, and Lewis. I would appreciate whatever help you could manage. Terry Wilson, 40 S. Gamble St, Shelby, OH 44875,

Janet Kay Simons Fri 17 Oct 1997

My father (Roy Kenneth Simons) formerly of Kincheloe (Harrison County) and I have researched Benjamin SIMON of Phillipi, who married Elizabeth STUMP. We found his 1850 will in Phillipi Courthouse, where he left his 'second best bed and all the other furniture' to his wife. Stumps owned land next to G. Washington . Looking for the antecedents for Benjamin and Elizabeth. Thanks, Janet Kay Simons.

Dee Watren Thu Oct 16 16:08:59 1997

I am looking for info on Hannah and Elizabeth CARPENTER. They were the daughters of Solomon and Catherine (HILL) CARPENTER. Elizabeth married Samuel GAINER in Randolph in 1832. Hannah married John WEESE in Randolph in 1832. Solmon left Va. around 1843 and settled in Union County, Ohio. Jesse CARPENTER married Alyse RYAN the daughter of Rev John RYAN also in Randolph.

Reta Williams Sat Oct 11 12:46:22 1997

Thomas SKIDMORE married to Agnes Jameson ARMSTRONG. Thomas was born in 1808 and died around 1842 in Barbour County. His widow moved with members of her family to Clinton County, Indiana around 1843-44. She was the daughter of Robert and Jane (FRIEL) ARMSTRONG. A relative, I believe it may be her brother, moved with her to Clinton County. This was William ARMSTRONG, born 1802 and died 1874 in Clinton County. His wife was Elizabeth (perhaps BUCHANON OR BUCKHANNON).

Merikay Mestad Sun Oct 5 16:31:45 1997

I am interested in the MARTENEY family. Charles m. Mary Ann FRANCK in PA, moved to Frederick Co., MD, and came to Randolph county, VA, in the late 1790s. Some of his land lies in what became Barbour county. He had children Mary (MARSTILLER), William, Elizabeth (John CORRICK), Christina (Peter BUCKEY), Catherina (Andrew STALNAKER), Margaret (Abr. KITTLE, Benj. HOLDEN, Geo. BUSH) who lived in (VA) WV. Sons George and Henry stayed in Maryland; John went to Somerset Co., PA.

Joann Cupp Sun 28 Sep 1997

I am researching the name HANNIGAN or HANIGAN. My great grandmother, Anna Hannigan married William CUPP about 1873-74. I am trying to find out if she is the Ann listed as the 18 year old dau. of Thomas and Mary HANNIGAN in the 1870 Census(Pleasant twp., Barbour Co.). I believe this is so because they are the only couple with this surname where the husband came from Ireland and the wife from PA. These are the locations of birth given by Anna in later censuses. This family lived in Harrison Co. in 1860. In 1870 Thomas HANNIGAN owned property in Pleasant twp (post office-Pleasant Creek).

Judy Wright Thu Sep 25 18:46:38 1997

I am looking for Samuel RUCKER b.1841 s\o James R. RUCKER b. 1811 either in Harrison Co or Greenbrier Co WV/VA. Samuel married Lucinda CANFIELD or Lucinda ROMINE. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

Cara Plumb Thu Sep 18 09:03:23 1997

I'm searching for information on Deliah J. WILLIAMS. She married Andrew Jackson ROW, but I have no other information. Any leads will be appreciated. Thank you.

Vicki Haas Sat Sep 13 10:48:15 1997

Looking for the name of VALENTINE. Louisa H. VALENTINE married Elijah PHILLIPS in Randolph CO., on 23 of June 1841. According to the census they are in Barbour Co. 1850, 1860, 1870, and in Tucker Co.1880. According to The History of Tucker Co. her father's name is John of Barbour Co. All records says her birth date is between 1822 and 1829. According to Tucker Co. death record on August 21, 1904 she was 75 years old. She is buried in MT. Pleasant Cemetery on Texas Mountain, Tucker Co. I would like her birth date. I need her parents names. I have never found her parents in Barbour Co. or the area.
Other VALENTINE's living in the area are: Eunice b. 1835 -m. Robert PHILLIPS; Mary M. b. 1832- m. Aaron PHILLIPS; Nancy b. 1826 - m. William AUVIL; William b.1822 - m. Christina PHILLIPS; John b. 1814 - m. Anna HOUDERSHELL; Henry b. 1806 m. Matilda ?; George b. 1800-1810 m. M. Does anyone have any info on the Valentine family living in this area? I would guess that they are all related. I would like some help.

Stephen Williamson Fri Sep 12 18:51:03 1997

I am seeking information on William PRIDE and Hannah Retta PRIDE. I just got info today regarding the marriage of their daughter.

Julie Mathews Tue 9 Sep 1997

I'm looking for information about the death of Andrew ANDERSON and his wife Eliza Ann (McWILLIAMS) ANDERSON. They both died of cholera on the same night. Unfortunately, I don't have a date....I'm fairly certain that it happened between 1850 and 1860.
This is the family in the 1850 Barbour Co. Census:

Andrew Anderson         60      Va      farmer
Eliza Ann               42      Va
Mary                    21      Va
Martha                  19      Va
Lydia                   16      Va
John                    14      Va
Elizabeth               11      Va
Maria                    6      Va
John McWilliams         90      Md      farmer
I have talked to several Anderson researchers (who are not direct descendants of Andrew, but are related through his brothers) who had heard the story of both Andrew & Eliza dying the same night. They had also heard that the ENTIRE family died from cholera. I know that this isn't true....Martha was my great-great grandmother. I know that she married Jesse Peterson in 1854. They can be found in 1860 in Lewis Co. and her sister Elizabeth is living with them. In the 1860 Barbour Co. census, Mary and Maria(h) are found living in the John A. McWilliams household as domestics. (He must have been a cousin or something.)
I guess what I would like to find out is: when did Andrew & Eliza die and where are they buried?
Mary, Martha, and Elizabeth all ended up in Sullivan Co., Missouri. What happened to the other Anderson children?
If anyone can help me answer those questions and/or are related in some way, I would love to hear from you. Sorry this is so lengthy. Thanks. Julie Mathews

Karen Hayes Sat Aug 23 18:20:53 1997

Looking for info on William BRYAN, born 1807, who married Barbara ??. Their children were Elizabeth A., John Thomas, James H., Mary C., Rebecca M., Alsy C., Lemiel M., Henry, and George B. William was a miller. He is found in the 1850, 1870 and 1880 Barbour County Census. I am looking for any info that can lead me to his father. I live in Kentucky and only have limited access to Virginia information. Thank you.

PS: I noticed that there are several queries pertaining to KELLERS. I have a book on KELLERS and HOTTELS that is 1,182 pages long. I'll be glad to help in any way that I can.

Gene O'Neal Fri Aug 8 22:53:28 1997

I am trying to find information about Michael O'NEAL of Barbour County, WV. Michael was born about 1783 and died 1860. More complete information on these dates and where buried would be helpful. Michael apparently settled on a farm about 2 miles from Philippi. More info on farm and how it was passed down would be very appreciated. I think it passed from Michael O'NEAL to Samuel (son of Michael) to Salathiel Lee (son of Samuel) to Lucy Knapp O'NEAL (wife of Salathiel) to James O'NEAL (son of Salathiel and Lucy O'NEAL). Maybe you could tell me how to find the information on the past owners and the dates of change of ownership. Michael O'NEAL came to WV prior to 1805 as he apparently married Mary THOMPSON on Feb 20, 1805. I have heard that Michael's father was named in the marriage data as Thomas. Other O'NEAL that were probably related were Joseph, David and John. Any help in establishing the relationships would be appreciated. eon

Brenda Burner Ericsson Fri Aug 1 07:13:33 1997

JONES: Looking for any information concerning the parents, siblings and possible relationship of the following JONES:
1. Andrew (Anderson) JONES, m. 1827 in Mt. Liberty, Barbour Co., to Jane SMITH (3rd wife?), dead by 1850.
2. Albert C. JONES, b. 1878, m. Martha BOLTON
3. Jedeson C. (Jed) JONES, b. abt 1881, m. Ora May BURNER
4. Madge L. JONES, m. Harlan A. BURNER, b. 1889
5. Minnie JONES, m. Gordon DAUGHERTY, b. 1884
Will share and exchange information on these and other Barbour Co. families I'm researching, including: BOLYARD, BURNER, GAINER, HARRIS, MATHEW, MCKINNEY, POLING, SCHOONOVER, SMITH, WILMOTH, and related families. Thanks, Brenda -- (preferred) or

Linda Harrelson Mon Jul 28 19:59:21 1997

I am looking for any information on John BURTON that married Maria MARTIN in Barbour Co 1851. John was born July 03 1830 in Barbour Co and Maria Born Feb 11, 1831. E-mail me any info you have, Thank you.

Cara Plumb Miller Sat Jul 26 15:26:46 1997
I am searching for information on George Amos MOORE and or his parents in the early 1900's or late 1800's census in Barbour Co. Any information would be helpful

Clifton Yeager Sat Jul 19 19:26:35 1997

Have done extensive research on the YEAGER family. While still missing some info, would be happy to share what I have with others on an exchange of information basis.
Clifton Yeager
4965 Timberview Drive
Huber Heights, OH., 45424-2532

Howard Swarts Tue Jul 15 19:54:12 1997

I am looking for links to my gggrandmother Frances Ann McCAUSLAND, who married William A. SWARTS on Dec. 30th., 1844 in Bath Co. Ky. The earliest census records indicate she came from Va. I believe she came from W. Va. since McCAUSLAND are in that area. Any help or links are greatly appreciated. Thanking you, Howard Swarts email:

Cathy Leonard Mon Jul 14 09:50:19 1997

George W. FRYE/FRY (b. 1807, VA; d. aft 1870, Barbour Co., WV) married Jemima ??? (b. 1804, VA; d. aft 1870, Barbour Co., WV) ca 1830. Children (all born in VA): Elizabeth (1831), James W. (1834), Thomas (1836), Mary E (1838), Rachel (1840), Sarah (1842), George (1845), John (1847). There was also an Elizabeth FRYE (b. 1774, PA; d. aft 1870, Barbour co., WV) living with the family. I have found a George and Elizabeth FRYE listed separately in the 1830 Census for Shenandoah Co., VA. Does anyone have any information on this family? Looks like they migrated to Barbour Co. sometime between 1830 and 1845. I've been searching for quite a while with no success- would appreciate any help!

Patty Helms Thu Jul 3 11:41:54 1997

Searching for Ashman CARPENTER and Emily MARTIN parentage. Want information on John P. MARTIN and Nancy ?, Emily's parents. John CARPENTER married Abigail WEAVER of Barbour County, in 1853 daughter of Uriah WEAVER and Rebecca MITCHELL.

Judy Rucker Wright Sun Jun 8 11:50:38 1997

Hi, I am looking for Jasper ROMINE b. Abt 1863 somewhere in WV. Thank you,

Mon June 9 1997
Please read MUSGRAVE family of West Virginia:
James Dallas Musgrave
would like to hear from you to exchange information on the MUSGRAVE family. He is researching three distinct Musgrave families that settled in the Virginia, now West Virginia area around the late 1700's and early 1800's. James Dallas Musgrave

David G. Rogers Thu May 22 18:36:32 1997

Name: Henry E. TRIPLETT
DOB: 1870 (from Federal Census data)
Mother: Damarius TRIPLETT
Father: unknown
My grandfather who is buried at Webster cemetery. I am trying to determine where the family lived in Barbour County. I've thought about bracketing the known locations of land owners in the area at the time the census was taken. However, I live in Texas, so that is difficult for me. If somebody could give me an approximate location I would appreciate it. Thank you,

Michael Barker Tue May 20 1997

I'm researching the BARKER family in eastern Barbour County, 1760-1800. I'm particularly interested in Elias BARKER, my 4th great-grandfather, and his brothers, nephews and cousins (several individuals with the names Joseph, William, John and James). E-mail can be sent to Thank you. Michael Barker, 3320 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Bob Thorne Tue May 20 1997

Looking for the burial location of and any other information about Anjemima (CHAMP) THORN who married Joshua THORN. Both were born in Barbour Co. WV, Anjemima b. abt 1844. Joshua left WV and went to Ohio where he died in 1936. Anjemima was living with her son Henry when the 1900 Census was taken. Anjemima died in 1924.

Mary E. Hitt Fri May 16 14:26:08 1997

I am having trouble locating a marriage record for one of my ancestors. My hope is that if I can find him in the 1870 census, I might be able to figure out where he was married. I have copies of all three "History of Tucker County" books, and the 1860 Tucker census is reprinted there. Does anyone have access to (or does such a thing exist) the 1870 census for Tucker County?

Here's the information I have. Maybe it will ring a bell with someone:
James William Phillips (sometimes James W., sometimes J.W.) - born abt. 1855, probably in Randolph Co. Died 1925 in McCoole, Alleghany Co., MD (near Keyser, WV). Marriage record from second marriage says "son of Marshall and Mary Phillips", but I have been unable to find them. On James' death certificate, it gives father's birthplace as "unknown" and mother's birthplace as Barbour County.
Married 1st Lucinda Phillips, d/o David and Mahala Phillips. This is the marriage record I am trying to locate. Based on the birth of their first child, I estimate that the marriage would have occurred about 1873. Lucinda was born abt. 1849 in VA. I have not been able to locate a birth record for her, other than the 1850 and 1860 census information. She died in 1884 in Tucker County. They had three children: Mary Elizabeth, Matthew L., and Thomas L.
In Oct 1884, about 6 months after Lucinda's death, James married Lucinda's sister, Arthelia Phillips, in Tucker County. My questions:
1) Was there a James W. (J.W., James William) Phillips, age abt 15, son of Marshall and Mary Phillips, living in Tucker County in 1870?
2) I have already looked for them in Barbour and Randolph in 1870 -- no luck. Any suggestions on where else I should check?
Thanks for your help.

Mary E. Hitt Fri May 16 14:26:08 1997

I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the KELLER name. My Delilah PHILLIPS (b. abt 1832) was married to a Mr. KELLER, whose first name I have not yet been able to learn. I am currently trying to determine his given name.

In the 1870 Barbour County Census, Delilah Phillips KELLER is shown at age 38, (therefore born about 1832) living with Thomas and Hannah PHILLIPS (presumably her parents). Also residing with her are George KELLER, age 11, and Rachel KELLER, age 4. An Elizabeth KELLER, age 16, is residing nearby in the home of James R. PHILLIPS, Delilah's brother, and this may be Delilah's eldest daughter. In the 1860 Barbour County census index, Delilah KELLER is listed as a widow, age 38, (therefore, born abt. 1822 - a possible typo) with Elizabeth, age 6, (b. abt. 1854) Elijah, age 5 (b. abt. 1855), and George, age 2. (b. abt. 1858). Based on the ages of her children in 1860, Delilah probably would have married Mr. Keller around 1853. This would have made Delilah almost 31 at the time of her marriage -- fairly old for that time period. Therefore I believe that her age in 1860 was 28, not 38). I was unable to locate a marriage for a Delilah Phillips in the book "Barbour County Marriages 1843-1893" or in Randolph County Marriages 1787-1923." In the 1850 Barbour County Census, Delila PHILLIPS, age 20 (therefore born abt. 1830) is residing with her parents, Thomas W. and Hannah PHILLIPS, and her brother, Eli (age 27), sister Agnes (age 16), Joseph (13) and Jonathan (8). Thanks for any help you can provide.

Billie Williams Sun May 11 1997

I am looking for a marriage between William Floyd WILLIAMS and Sara Olive STURM which took place around 1894. They lived in Barbour County.

I did find his second marriage in Randolph County:
WILLIAMS, W. F. age 34, Randolph, Randolph and
WAYBRIGHT, Caddie F (Mrs) 23 Pendleton, Randolph
married: 29 April 1910. Waybright was her maiden name. She was married to someone named Moore. Thankyou for your help, Billie Williams,

Jim Messersmith Sat May 3 21:03:54 1997

Seeking marriage information for Isaac CRISS, Jr. (bc. 1828) and wife Sarah _____ (bc. 1829). They are on the 1850 census for Preston County. Also seeking marriage information for Hiram ORR (bc. 1804) and THORBOLT (sp.?) ______ (bc. 1814). When Eugenius ORR was married in 1855, he indicated that he was born in Preston County. Any additional information about both couples will also be appreciated.

Jerry Brown Sun Apr 27 16:03:26 1997

I'm researching William H. H. WEAVER (b.1840) married Alminia McCAULEY (b.1845) in Barbour Co. WV March 7, 1865. John Z. T. FOSTER (b. 12/25/1848 d.2/22/1936) married Vandalia TOWNSEND (b.6/30/1846 d. 5/20/1911). Both families lived in Barbour Co. WV up until at least 1880. William WEAVER's son Edgar WEAVER and his wife Etta May FOSTER moved to TX around 1900.

Carol Sun Apr 20 05:05:23 1997

I am trying to find out any information about a Garret TETER who was married to a Nancy KUYKENDALL. They were married in Sutton (?) . This is my grandfather and grandmother. We are trying to find out what we can. Submit references to myself, or I will be going back to Maine in another week but will be checking as soon as I get connected up there. Thank you.

Joan Hackett Sat Apr 19 16:32:43 1997

Seeking information about Edwin T. & Sarah (SEALOCK) KINES, who were married in Rappahannock Co., VA, in 1837. By 1856 they were in Barbour Co. I believe I have identified 9 of their children, who were mostly married in Barbour Co. I am editor of The Sealock Story and would like to include all of Sarah's descendants in the new edition. Edwin's death record says he was born in Fauquier Co. Sarah's death record says she was born in Barbour Co, but I do not believe that is correct. Joan Hackett

Pamela Riddell Mon Apr 14 15:21:01 1997

Please if anyone has info. on Barbara REGER b. abt.Aug.11, 1801 d.Aug. 25,1865. She married James Teter (need info.) in 1820. They had a son Isaac P. Teter, b.May 11 1829.Also, Edward Haddon JACKSON who married Rebecca LOVE. Need info on all these people! Edward Jackson is said to be 1st cousin to Stonewall Jackson. If anyone has any info, please contact me or call me collect at (803)215-1675 In your debt! Pamela Riddell.
Added names: John JACKSON JR. m. Mary HADDEN 1st wife, Elizbeth Brake 2nd wife; John REGER m. Elizabeth WEST; Jacob TETER m. Elizabeth HOLDER. All these people existed between 1759-1840.

Pamela, In a recently published history of the Co. Edward Jackson family by Jackson & Meyers: Col. Edward Jackson m1 Mary Haddan; m2 Elizabeth Weatherholt Brake. His brother John Jackson, jr. m1 Rebecca Haddan; m.2 Elizabeth Cozad. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was the grandson of Col. Edward and Mary Haddan Jackson. I will e-mail you on the Reger-Teter family which I have some notes on. Margaret Lew.

Bridgette Fri Apr 11 13:46:29 1997

What happened to marriages in Barbour County around 1845 to 1850? Looking for marriage between Solomon WEAVER and Emmaline DUCKWORTH ca 1848...first child Oliver Perry Weaver born 1849 . I have Wes Cochran Book Marriages 1843-1892......Thanks

Michael J. Hillard Fri Apr 11 16:40:28 1997

I am seeking any information on the 6th WV Infantry Co.K They served in the Civil War. My G-G-Grandfather James W. HILLARD served in that regiment. He was out of Pruntyton, Taylor Co. and resided in Philippi, Barbour Co. after the War.

Denise Newlon Thu Apr 10 15:44:23 1997

Looking for the THORN side of the family. Need to find the parents of Minnie Thorn (b. Mar. 1877) who married Benjamin Harrison NEWLON May 3, 1896. They had 4 children George Maynard NEWLON, Leona SHOMO, Zona (Dolly) TIANO, Oris NEWLON.

Henry L Ruf III Wed Apr 9 12:30:05 1997

Researching Edward HILL, b 1825 Barbour Co, WV died 1896 Barbour Co; married Catharine DIGMAN 1847 Barbour Co; b 1829 Randolph Co; died 1885 Barbour Co. Children: Martha, Philip, Magdalina, Isabelle, Charles, Solomon, Anthony, William, Absolm, Minerva, Jacob, Hanibal, Apoline

Marilyn Stroup Sat Mar 29 11:51:27 1997

WILLIAMS, George Washington b. Aug 3, 1846. Is he the son of James WILLIAMS & Sarah ROUGH? Did he marry Mary Ann WISE? Are these his children? Mahala Catherine b. Mar 1871 Barb Co; Mary Alena b. Mar 1873 Barb Co; Celia Florence b. Apr 1875 Barb Co; Rosa Bell b. May 1877 Upsh Co;Alva Jackson b. Apr 1882 Upsh Co; Nora May b. Mar 1884 Upsh Co; Ida Elvira b. Oct 1886 Upsh Co; Cosby Ellen b. Dec 1889 Upsh Co; Gordon Battel b. May 1892 Upsh Co.

BScott Tue Mar 25 16:07:04 1997

I'm looking for information about my grandfather Sylvanus/Vane KERNS born Jan 1, 1887 in Barbour county. His parents were Joseph KERNS and Becky Jane Serveie (KERNS). Vane had two brothers whose names were Beth and Johnny and one sister whose name was Lizzie. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My E-mail address is

Janice Yankowski Thu Mar 20 21:16:21 1997

I am researching my family history and seek any information, records, or references that might be available on the OLDAKER family. I am particularly interested in references to Henry OLDAKER, Sr. (born 1708) husband to Elinor BORDEN; Abraham OLDAKER (born 1740) and married to Hestor (HARRIS or ROMINE?); Abraham (born 1776) and married to Betsy GARRETT. However, any information, military references, records of ANY OLDAKERS, help and guidance would be most appreciated! Janice (Oldaker) Yankowski, e-mail:

Mary A. Murphy Thu Mar 20 21:16:21 1997

Searching for information on MARTIN and MURPHY in Barbour Co. MARTINS are: Possibly--William + Rebecca = Joab(seen on 1850 census); Joab+Lidda(?)=Marion; Marion+Sarah=Mae Ola.
MURPHYS are: Possibly--Thomas= David P. Sr.+ Lydia HARRISON= Harrison+Elizabeth= William+Amanda KELLER=Freeland; Freeland + Zella MITCHELL=Willard.

Karen Ayers Sat Mar 15 15:57:57 1997

I am researching the names PEPPER AND CLEAVINGER from Barbour County, West Virginia. Would like to exchange information with others. Karen Ayers, K_Ayers@BellSouth.Net

Charles Hill Fri Mar 14 11:19:15 1997

Seeking information on Claudius HILL of Philippi, 1870-1874. His wife's name was Martha (Nee. BRYANT) and his son was Alonzo Britton HILL born February 1874.

Connie Corley Metheny Wed Mar 12 10:14:49 1997

Researching Barbour County families: CORLEY, BENNETT, SHOMO, MOORE, CROSS, PHILLIPS, and WELLS

Judy Wright Tue Mar 11 1997

Hi, researching: William Edward SHAW b.June 28, 1884 in Grafton WV m. Mable WILSON b.March 28, 1891 in Ohio. They had a daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth SHAW b. Dec 12, 1908.

Charles W. Cross Thu Mar 6 22:04:25 1997

Am descendant of CROSS family which still lives on Hunter Fork Road, near Stringtown. Family on land since approx. 1800 when "triple great" grandfather, Barton CROSS, born there. "Quadruple great" grandfather John CROSS reputed to have 30 children by 3 wives and name of last wife (mother of Barton) was Barbara BOOHER. Unable to find more info re: John CROSS i.e., when he settled there, where he came from, etc. From research done by my mom and cousin, Owen Wyatt, understand that courthouse fire in late 1800s caused loss of many records in pre-1800 era. From recent book, believe family came into area 1795-1800 because area not safe from Indian raids until Treaty of Greenville, 1794. Any info or thoughts you might have as to where I might look for info on John CROSS would be appreciated. Family has substantial Civil War service in Confederacy - grave of "double great" uncle Simpson Cross in Stringtown Cemetary reflects service in 62 Va. Infantry and "double great" grandfather Daniel Cross lost at Battle Camp Alleghany,Dec. 1861 while serving 31 Va. Infantry. Thanks Chas. W. Cross (cwcrosshome

John R. Gunter Mon Mar 3 19:33:22 1997

Looking for info. on a Thomas GUNTER who was born in 1807-1808 in a county that was at one time Virginia but now WV. Thomas married Nancy Yates in 1830 in Putnam County Indiana, and died in Mercer County Mo. Anyone who might know of Thomas and what county he was born in West Virginia would be helpful in finding Thomas's father's name which we seek. Any info great or small will be a significant find in helping our search to a family reunion of ancestors. Their Children as follows: Mary Jane GUNTER, William Anderson GUNTER, Isaac N. GUNTER, Sarah E. GUNTER, John F.GUNTER, Rachel Ann GUNTER, Marion GUNTER, Hinson H. GUNTER, Monroe GUNTER, Wiley D. GUNTER, Garrett G. GUNTER, Thomas Filmore GUNTER.
Thank You for reading my query.

Joan Bares Mon Mar 3 09:26:48 1997

Harriet HOVATTER born about 1840 married Allan RIDGWAY. Her father is Henry HOVATTER. They are from Barbour Co

Joseph Miller Fri Feb 28 09:24:49 1997

I am looking for any information on Levi MILLER born about 1806/7 married to Sinthy THOMAS 14 Oct 1828 in Grafton, West Virginia. He died 4 Nov 1844 in Grafton. Children born were Martin MILLER 4 Oct 1829, Thomas T. MILLER born 31 Jul 1831, Andrew MILLER born 5 Mar 1833, Rebecca MILLER born 2 Mar 1835, Isaac MILLER born 1 Apr 1836, Margaret MILLER born 3 May 1839, Harrison MILLER, born 19 Oct 1840, Mary MILLER born 5 Apr 1842, and Maria MILLER born 1 Sep 1843. All the Children were born in Grafton, West Virginia. I am trying to find the father and mothers names. Thank you - hope you or someone can help. Joe

Cathy Leonard Fri Feb 28 09:24:49 1997

Andrew NESTOR (b. 7/18/1855, Barbour Co., d. 7/4/1925, Barbour Co.) married Harriet POLING (b. 6/15/1858, d. 9/25/1901). Together, they had 9 children: Granville Hobart, Laura, Dewey, Lawrence, Jessie, Bertram, Ida, Emma, Aldine.
According to family history, Andrew was the son of George Washington NESTOR (jr). I know that George jr. had a son named Andrew, but I can not confirm that this is my great-grandfather. Also, I really can't find any information on George Washington NESTOR, jr. Can anyone help?

Laura Gilbert Fri Feb 28 15:18:58 1997

Looking for any historical facts about the NESTOR/NESTER family found in North Eastern West Virginia, Tucker County, Barbour County. Some moved to Ohio also.

Doug Garman Mon Feb 24 09:40:02 1997
Looking for death date of THOMAS HASKINS, born 1800, was living with daughter Elizabeth Haskins HARVEY in Barbour Co. in 1880

Darlene McGuire Sat Feb 22 18:32:25 1997
I have been researching the POST family in Barbour and Upshur Counties. My great great grandfather Stephen POST married Leah REGER after 1850. His parents were Daniel and Mary POST. I located this information on the 1850 US Census for Barbour County, VA. I know he had a brother Nicholas and George who were living in Barbour and Upshur County in 1860 and 1870. Daniel and Mary were still living in Barbour County in 1880 as was George. Stephen and Leah POST moved to Fulton Co, Illinois in 1863 or 1864. Believe Stephen may have had older siblings as Daniel was 50 years old and Mary was 49 years old in the 1850 Census and Stephen was the oldest child at home . He was about 20 years old at that time.
I would be very interested in finding Leah REGER POST parents etc. My search in the census records have been to no avail. Would also be pleased to get any information on either family which you or anyone else has. Darlene McGuire, E-Mail

Darlene, Leah REGER's parents were Abram REGER (1795-1886) and Leah Ann BRAKE (1795-1835). I have more to share with you in my Reger files. My notes say that Abram Reger went to Illinois before the Civil War. He returned to WV and is buried with his wife Leah in Upshur County. Margaret Lew.

Sally Staley Thu Feb 20 11:54:17 1997
I'm hoping you can help. I'm looking for death dates on the following LUCAS: Barbara Helen LUCAS MAYES:Brn @ 1849 in Kanawha Co: Married W. George MAYES in June 1867. Other members of this family are Biddy Ann Lucas YOUNG, William Henry LUCAS, Arvilla Lucas BEASLEY, Robert Lee LUCAS, William S. LUCAS, Cyrus LUCAS. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Maxine Hobbs Sun Feb 16 21:24:40 1997

ABRAM HOLDER, listed in 1850 Census of Barbour Co.: Can anyone tell me who his parents were? Siblings? Would also like to know more about family of FLAVEUS HOLDER, also listed in Barbour County. Information on ANY HOLDERs in WV greatly appreciated!

James Smith Thu Feb 13 06:14:55 1997

I am currently doing research on the SHANABERGER / SHANABARGER name. Chistopher SHANABERGER resided in Barbour Co. 1860's. I have family history after Christopher, but I am trying to locate information prior to Christopher. Thank You.

Garry L. McLaughlin Thu Feb 13 17:17:16 1997

I am looking for an Ezekiel SAYRE, born about 1870's. Had daughter by the name of Kathryn. She died in 1896. Any information would be appreciated.

Lori Whitwam Wed Feb 12 20:49:16 1997

I am seeking information on Anna COUGHLIN, born 30 January 1874 in Barbour County. Died 23 April 1958. Married John SMITH. Especially interested in birth record showing parents' names.

Lori Samples Tue Feb 11 22:42:49 1997

Looking for anyone wanting to share information on the SAMPLES family of Greenbrier county, and other counties up through Clay Co., Have lots of info, willing to correspond!! I am a descendant of The brothers John and Samuel SAMPLES

Susan McMahan Tue Feb 11 06:25:29 1997

Will share information on Richard TALBOT (1764/1847 Barbour Co WV) m. Margaret DOWDEN. Children: Samuel, Mary Ann m. Zachariah ELLYSON, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Robert, Elisha, Silas, Absalom, Elam, Zachariah, Margaret m. James WELCH, Elizabeth m. George GALL.

Catherine Winn Mon Feb 10 20:39:52 1997

Mary CORDER born well before 1765. Father was John CORDER? Married Phillip McNAMER in 1763?, Orange Co, WV. CORDER family closely related to present CORDER family of Barbour County, WV?

Ann Moore Sat Feb 8 18:50:47 1997

Searching for parents of John MOORE b. abt 1815 d. abt 1852 in Tyler Co., WV. Married Mary BARNHOUSE Sept. 10, 1835 in Randolph Co. WV. Mary was the d/o George and Susannah PITMAN BARNHOUSE. George and Susannah had two other children: George, Jr. b. abt 1813 m. Elizabeth McDANIEL and Deborah b. abt 1816 m. Daniel HELMS . Daniel may have been the s/o Benjamin and Rachel MOORE HELMS. Rachel MOORE was the d/o David MOORE. Was there a connection between John MOORE and Rachel MOORE HELMS? I NEED HELP DESPERATELY. THANKS.

Carolyn Arbogast Wed Feb 5 17:20:21 1997

I have ancestors that lived in Barbour Co. I am looking for information on Jacob DELAWDER(Jr) b. 02 June 1832/34, married to Sarah (KELLER) BENNETT in 1863. Need information on Jacob DELAWDER(Sr) also, his first wife was Barbara FEATHER - married 1821. If anyone is working on the same families, please contact me. Thank you.

Jill Parry Tue Feb 4 16:55:34 1997

Would appreciate help re: MOWREY family of Barbour (before Upshur existed). I am trying to find out the birthdate of John MOWREY Sr. The 1850 census shows him to be 65 years old so date of birth must be close to 1785. Would also appreciate the maiden name and birthdate of his wife, Nancy. She was listed in the same census as 60 yrs old, so must have been born close to 1790. I'll be happy to share information I have.

Carolyn Arbogast Wed Feb 5 1997
I am researching the DELAWDER's of Barbour Co. Namely: Jacob DELAWDER (Sr.) and Jacob (Jr.). Also need surnames of FEATHER, KELLER and MOORE families - wives of the DELAWDER's. Thank you.

Carolyn, Check the query below and the Barbour County Surnames Page, you share names with several researchers. Margaret Lew.

Diana Taylor Tue Feb 4 17:25:37 1997
I am searching for information and documentation on these ancestors: Soloman, Jacob, Nathaniel, Lawrence/Laurence or Abraham DELAUDER/DELAWDER/DELATER, Florida Dorcas NESTER, Thomas Jack MURPHY/MURPHEY, Nathan, Jacob or Jess BENNETT, Lydia SHOEMAKER, Sarah PHILLIPS and any of their ancestors or siblings. All information is greatly appreciate. Thank you.

Diana, Check the Barbour County Surnames Page, you share names with several researchers. Margaret Lew.

Dale Ward Fri Jan 31 1997 11:07
I would like help in obtaining information on the following persons: Job WARD Sr., born 1765 died 23 Dec 1831 who married Tabitha CIMMONS, born 1765 Louden Co. VA died 19 Oct 1856. Dale Ward.

Dale, please look at Dennis Ward's "Ward Family of Barbour County" he has done work on this Ward family too. Can you help each other? Margaret Lew.

Bob Thorne Fri Jan 24 16:09:35 1997
Looking for the marriage date, date of death and burial location of Anjemima (CHAMP) THORN Married Joshua THORN. Both were born in Barbour Co., Anjemima b. abt 1844. Joshua left WV and went to Ohio where he died in 1936. Anjemima was living with her son Henry when the 1900 Census was taken.

Anita J. Fiedler Wed Jan 15 19:47:57 1997
LEWIS. Need parents for Joseph and Mary (KESLING) LEWIS. Their son Andrew LEWIS b. ca 1812 in VA m. Mary FORINASH b. ca. 1812. This couple (in 1850 census for Barbour Co.) had fourteen children, one of which was Hannibal Porter LEWIS who was b. 30 Jan, 1847 in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV. Hannibal Porter LEWIS married Samantha WILDERMUTE b. 1858.

We have the lines forth from Hannibal. Biographical write-up in "History of Upshur Co" in regard to one of Hannibal's brothers, Henry H. Lewis, makes the claim that the line goes back to General Andrew Lewis, and says that Lewis Co., WV was named for theGeneral's NEPHEW. Our information indicated that Lewis Co. was named for Col. Andrew Lewis's brother Charles. Would appreciate any help and guidance in connecting our most distant proven ancestor, Joseph and Mary (KESLING) LEWIS. Was Joseph a son of General Andrew LEWIS?

WARD family of Barbour County: submitted by Dennis Ward, can you add anything to this family line beginning with Job WARD and his wife Tabitha CUMMINS? Look here, many Barbour family connections...

WOODFORD family of Barbour County: submitted by David Kuhl who has collected all Woodford names from WV records, can you identify the parents of these Woodfords? He would like to hear from anyone who has information on the Woodford family or has a question.

Sondra J. Mullaney Mills Thu Jan 23 1997
I am looking for information my mother, father and grandparents. Their names are:
Father: Levy H. MULLANEY
Grandmother: Flora Agnes ROBERTSON HARRIS
Grandfather: Charles M. HARRIS
Great Grandfather: Tom ROBERTSON
Great Grandmother: Amanda BLACK ROBERTSON
Uncle: Samuel HARRIS
I would like information on Marriages, Births and Deaths. Thank you very much, Sondra J. Mullaney Mills.

Bridgette Osz Thu Jan 16 19:56:39 1997

Rose Olinger Wed Jan 15 1997
Could you please let me know the address where to write to whoever is in charge of the Little Bethel Church Cemetery around Belington, WVA. I have several relatives buried there, and I have found some of them. But when I was down there I couldn't find anyone to talk to . This is a very old cemetery. thank you for your time.

Lori Whitwam Mon Jan 13 19:26:47 1997
I recently found some files on the internet pertaining to the SAYRE family of Pleasant Creek, Barbour County, WV. The information concerned Jedediah SAYRE of Pleasant Creek and Thomas SAYRE, one of the founders of Southampton, NY. It mentioned a soon to be published book by Ralph Sayre. I am interested in obtaining a copy of this book and would appreciate any information anyone can provide.

Noel Chenoweth Mon Jan 13 12:16:33 1997
I am looking for a map showing the Tygarts Grafton Dam area BEFORE the dam was built. I grew up in walking distance of the backwaters. You are welcome to visit my N. Central W.Va web page at

Debora Ross-Long Sun Jan 12 20:05:35 1997
I am looking for the names of the parents of William P. ROSS. William was married to Sarah VINCENT (daughter of William VINCENT) on March 21, 1823 in Monongalia Co. VA. His name later appears frequently in records from Barbour County as a witness on wills, etc. He died possibly in June 1880. I believe that he was living in Barbour County at the time of his death. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Gay Edens Carrigan Sat Jan 11 13:08:25 1997
Interested in learning anything about Aaron BENNETT b ca 1839, wife Hannah. Was she Hannah RACER/RASOR from Culpeper Co., VA? They were living in Barbour Co. in 1850. Trying to link Hannah with Laban RACER/RASOR/RAZOR.

Joyce Burner Sat Jan 11 08:07:19 1997
I am seeking info on the following Barbour county lines: BURNER / HARRIS / RIDENOUR /SCHOONOVER.

Rose Olinger Sun Jan 5 15:19:00 1997
Looking for Mortimore CROSS b. 25 March 1864 in Barbour Co., WVA. marr: Etta KELLER on 17 Jan 1901 in Barbour Co. Mortimer d. 31 Oct 1915 and is buried Little Bethel Church Cem. in Barbour Co. Child: Tom, Grace, Beatrice, Delbert, Sarah, Joseph and Ralph Any info on Mortimer is appreciated. His parents, or family. thank you

Jerry McClure Thu Jan 2 02:53:07 1997
Seeking info on Christian FRUSHOUR family who lived in Taylor Co. early 1800's. Daughter Sophia born in Taylor Co. Jan. 1, 1810 married Melker J. MARTIN from Barbour Co. on May 1, 1830 in Monongalia Co. and moved West about 1855. Daughter Leah born 1807 married Felix RYAN Oct. 3, 1828.

Marilyn Stroup Wed Jan 1 07:12:17 1997
Researching the following families: BURNER, Henry H/Sarah J; DICKENSON, Robert/Elizabeth; KERR, Adam-Daniel B.-George W.-Robert D.; ROWE, Benjamin/Sarah F; WILLIAMS, Jacob/Sarah; WILLIAMS, Andrew J/Julia Ann; WILLIAMS, Thomas/Sarah A. Would be happy to share info.

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