Barbour County Queries 1999

Kathleen Rizer Sun Dec 19 1999

Looking for the death dates and burial place of Jonathan E. MEANS and his wife Olive LAYMAN. According to the 1900 census of Philippi dist, Barbour Co, W.Vir. Jonathan MEANS was born Aug 1854 and Oliver Layman MEANS was born mar 1849, (both born in Marion Co., WV.) They had children Edna, Maggie, George H, Lelia, Bertie, and Sallie. Thank you, Kathleen Rizer, E-mail:

Francis Sturms Wed Dec 15 1999

I am tracing my grandmother's TALBOTT line. She was Cora May TALBOTT, born 4/15/1872 in Barbour Co WV, married Albert Hansford STURM(S). Cora's parents are Emory TALBOTT (1835-1898) and Clarinda STALNAKER. Emory's mother was Mary POLING (1810-?) but I have not connected any of the numerous TALBOTT lines to Emory's father. Any info would be appreciated. Francis Sturms, E-mail:

Forrest R. Jarvis, Jr. Wed Dec 8 1999

Looking for information on Louvernia HICKMAN My great grandmother. She married Solomon (Saul) R. JARVIS in 1876 in Barbour County, WV. Children of this marriage are
Lula Myrtle Jarvis b 1878
Ethel Jarvis b 1880
Charles Solomon Jarvis b 1882
Carl Jarvis b 1884
Mamie Jarvis b 1886

Thanks, Forrest R. Jarvis, Jr., Star City WV, E-mail:

Connie Sears Wed Dec 8 1999

My name is Connie Sears I am doing research on a part of my family that I just have got very stumped on can you please help me or send me in a direction I need to go in. Their names are Daniel KELLEY and Clarinda THOMPSON from Barbour county. If you can help me I could be very happy, Thank you, E-mail:

Jerry Gould Mon Dec 6 1999

I am looking for more information on Mary POLING b.abt 1826, m. Edwin Dwight RUDE. Apr. 3, 1845, Barbour Co., WV. Jerry Gould-Seattle,

Joan Derry Sat Dec 4 1999

I have "lost 400 acres" and hoped you might be able to turn me in the right direction.

Family stories state that our DERRY line came out of Loudoun County, VA and settled around the Philippi, WV area around 1812, before moving up into Fayette Co., PA.

The only clue I have is from a will dated 1808 from Balser DERRY. In it he bequeathes 100 acres each (of his 400 acres) to his two sons, Philip and Jacob DERRY, and his two sons-in-law, Benjamin WATKINS and Adam MUSCHLER (Mashler/Mitchell). From that point on -- the 400 acres seems to disappear.

Balser DERRY purchased the 400 acres on 30 April 1796 from William McCLEERY and Isabella, his wife. They were of Monongalia County, VA and this is where the deed is recorded in Old Series DBk. A pg. 203-204. The 400 acres was listed as being in Harrison County, VA. "along a branch of Simpson Creek". I have been told that this is now Barbour County, WV. Also, there is another possibility that the land was also certified in Randolph Co., WV -- but that has not been confirmed.

Who should I write to? Thanks for any direction you might be able to provide! Happy Holidays to you!!! Joan Derry, E-mail:

Brandon Hunt Mon Nov 29 1999

My name is Brandon Hunt. I am from Elyria, Ohio. I have in my possession an item (a grade school report card from 1939) which belonged to a fellow by the name of Franklin Campbell. How this item came into my possession, I dont recall. These little things get lost along life's way so I have been trying to get in touch with Mr. Campbell (if he's alive) or any decendants to pass this tiny bit of history along.

I need all the help I can get. Here's the information I have so far....

  1. This person's name is Franklin Campbell (No middle initial given).
  2. He was in sixth grade during the 1939-1940 school year. That would make him about 70 or 71 years old if he is alive.
  3. The school's name was Gawthrop. I have no indication of a town by this name or if the school still exists. The report card clearly states that this school was in Barbour county.
  4. His father, who signed the card and was therefore alive in 1940, was named Archie Campbell.
  5. The teacher's name was William L. Poling.
If you or anyone else can help me tie some of this information together, I would appreciate it. I would love to get this little piece of history back in the hands of Mr. Campbell or his family.
Thanks, Brandon Hunt E-mail:

Chuck Fuller Mon Nov 29 1999

I am looking for information on the marriage of Mathias LILLEY and Mary Jane FULLER. I'm not sure that they were married in Barbour, but have good information that their daughter Eliza Belle LILLEY was born there in 1876. I'm looking for clues that will point me to a primary source to prove this marriage. Thank you very much for your time. Chuck Fuller, E-mail:

Randall L. Hinchman Mon Nov 22 1999

I am looking for any information on Joseph HINCHMAN who was born in 1838, any information would be helpful as our society is looking for his father which we believe is William HINCHMAN. Thanks Randall L. Hinchman

Olin Compton Wed Nov 17 1999

Absalom was the eldest son of Elder David Patrick MURPHY and Hester KNOTTS. Absalom married Mae (or Mary) POE, daughter of Elder J. A. POE. They lived for some time in Barbour. Absalom and May had a daughter, Hester born in 1850. I'm seeking information on this family and also on the burial place of Absalom's mother. Hester (KNOTTS) MURPHY. Olin, E-mail:

Patricia Ryan Wed Nov 17 1999

Looking for any information on Arthur Otto WIANS (my grandfather) who married (my grandmother) Emma Ann ARMSTRONG in 1910 in Barbour Co. Looking for information that might lead me to his WIANS family, namely mother and father and sisters and brothers. Any help appreciated., thanks in advance, E-mail:

Cindy Thorne Fri Nov 12 1999

I am trying to locate children of James K. SIMON and Matrona V. CORDER. They were married May 2, 1867. I know James and Matrona are buried in Marys Chapel in Barbour County. I also believe they were in Barbour County in 1870. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Cindy, E-mail:

Becky Ruckman Boggs Mon Nov 1 1999

I have been working hard to find anything on my gggrandfather, John RUCKMAN, Sr. He was supposedly born about 1832 in Rockingham County, VA. He eventually married Margaret Sarah CALLAHAN (or CALLIHAN) and they settled in the village of Racoon Run in Harrison County, near Clarksburg, WV. Margaret was born about 1836. When John was around 22 years old, he is listed in the 1850 Census of Barbour County as living with a family named STEAURT (perhaps spelled Stewart now?). At that time the STEAURT family consisted of John STEUART (age 38), Alcy Ann (29), Felix (14), Hugh (12), Margaret (7), Mary (80), John RUCKMAN (22), and Sarah Ann STEUART (11).

I sure hope someone might have a clue about all this. I seem to have run into a wall on this. The RUCKMAN homeplace where John and Margaret lived was right on the Harrison/Barbour County line. I do not have any information on Margaret CALLAHAN either. Maybe I can find some information on her also.

Look forward to hearing from someone. Becky (Ruckman) Boggs E-mail:

Delore Stout-Yost Sat Oct 30 1999

Looking for info on: Mary B. MATTHEW and Martha E. MATTHEW

Their parents were William K. and Nancy MATTHEW:

Martha E. MATTHEW married Joseph SUMMERS June 12, 1865 Taylor Co. Wv. Martha E. MATTHEW B: 1847 D: Aug 25, 1930 Calhoun Co. Wv. Both are buried Mt. Zion cemetery Calhoun Co. WV.

Mary B. MATTHEW Married William SUMMERS July 21, 1867, don't know where.

Joseph and Martha E. Matthew SUMMERS are my G. Grandparents.

William Summers and Mary B. SUMMERS are my G.G.Uncle and G. G.Aunt

Any info will be appreciated: Delore Stout-Yost, e-mail:

Thelma Norman Mon Oct 25 1999

Looking for the parents and siblings of Thornton M. NORMAN b. about 1826 married Elizabeth BOYCE in Barbour county in March 1845. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Will share any and all information that I have. Thank you Thelma Norman

Kathy Wagner Warren Mon Oct 25 1999

Looking for family members of Virgil WAGNER,brother of James David WAGNER,my grandfather. I am from Junior WV,Barbour Co. I attented Belington Junior High and a teacher and coach there was Russell WAGNER,he was a cousin. I didn't know at the time how we were cousin,but I have found that Virgil WAGNER was his father and James David was Virgils brother. I would love to hear from any of this side of the family. Thanks Kathy (Wagner) Warren e-mail

Olin Compton Mon Oct 25 1999

I'm seeking the burial place of Hester KNOTTS, 25 Feb 1809 - 18 Mar 1847, who married David P. MURPHY. I only suspect she is buried in Barbour and perhaps at Little Bethel Church. David Patrick was later an Elder in the Primitive (New School) Baptist Church in Montrose, Randolph County.

I also need info on their first born, Absalom Knotts MURPHY 6/10/1830 who married Mae POE and lived in Barbour. Olin, E-mail:

Mary Jane Ross Fri Oct 22 1999

My father, Clyde LEONARD, Jr. was born Oct.21, 1922 out of the marriage. Mother's name Anna STRAWDERMAN, father's name assumed to be Clyde LEONARD, Sr. Haven't a clue about grandfather's birthplace, death date or any other information. I would really like to know about the paternal side of my heritage, any information appreciated. Thanks, Mary Jane (Leonard) Ross. E-mail:

Cindy Simons Thorne Wed Oct 20 1999

Can anyone help with info on James K. P. SIMON born Jan 15, 1849 d. April 1937 buried in Marys Chapel Barbour County. His wife Matrona V. b. Jan 29 1851 d. Sept. 1910. Also buried in Marys Chapel. I am hoping for a connection to an Arthur SIMON. Thanks, Cindy Simons Thorne, E-mail:

Rick & Joyce Newton Sun Oct 17 1999

Meredith HATHAWAY was b. 1821 in Phillipi,(Barbour?) VA Am not sure since the creation of Barbour from the 3 other counties. Married around 1841 to Susan GLASCOCK, daughter of Joshua GLASCOCK of Barbour Co., also. Would like death dates for Meredith and Susan HATHAWAY. Also a marriage date. Would appreciate knowing which county they lived in before 1843, the birth of the new county.. Thank you, E-mail:

Carlon K. Baker Sat Oct 16 1999

Researching my ggggrandfather, Adam SEE b. 1792 d. 1868. Married Amelia RANDALL b. 1795. Moved from Barbour Co., WV to Gilmer Co. WV between 1860 and 1868. Carlon K. Baker, E-mail:

Frankie Carlin Meyer Fri Oct 15 1999

Carlin School According to the United States Geological Survey website, there was a school at one time that was located near Philippi in Barbour County. It was located at latitude 391308N, and longitude 0800030W. I am seeking information about this school, as my ancestors, the CARLINs, lived at Stewart's Run near Philippi. Frankie (Carlin) Meyer, E-mail:

Doris Lee Tue Oct 12 1999

Hi, Looking for info on Perry WOOD born 1895, married Gladys HORNER, had a son named Perry Jacob and he died in Parkersburg, W. Va. in 1964. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Doris in California, E-mail:

Debbie Berry Tue Oct 12 1999

I am looking for any information about Clyde TRIPPETT. He lived in Arden about 1907. My grandmother was born in Barbour County in 1907. Clyde TRIPPETT practiced medicine, I think possibly in the coal mines. He was married to Gertrude BYRNE TRIPPETT. This is a very elusive family to trace. Thanks for any help. D. Berry, E-mail:

Nancy Pond Tue Oct 12 1999

My daughter is trying to do a supplemental application on her father's Rev. Ancestor, Robert JOHNSON.

Robert was supposedly born in Hopewell, NJ abt 1744, listed in the Records of Maryland Troops. Moved to Randolph Co. and married 1766 prob. Randolph Co., Mary VANNOY born about 1749 died Randolph Co. VA 1 Dec. 1827.

Son, John G. born 1779 ? died 26 Mar. 1831 prob. Randolph CO. Married Elizabeth POLAND 11 June 1806, Randolph Co. (Have m. record). Elizabeth born ???, died 8 Oct. 1853 where? Need birth and death info and proofs for John and Elizabeth.

Son, Peter JOHNSON born 21 November 1810, probably Randolph Co. died 25 Mar. 1887 Barbour Co., W.VA. (Have death record) married Mary HOLSBURY (Have marriage record) born ??? died probabley Barbour Co. WV 8 Oct. 1853. Need birth proof for Peter and birth and death proof for Mary HOLSBURY.

Son, George Washington JOHNSON, born 6 Apr 1834 Barbour Co., WV. (Obit) died Mercer Co., OH 22 Nov. 1906 (Obit). Married 1st Nancy Maria NEPTUNE MAJORS 25 Dec. 1857 (Obit states in his county of birth). Nancy born 18 May 1825 Ashland Co. Ohio Died 8 August 1874, Mercer County, OH (Proof is Geoges Obit.)

That about sums up what I am looking for.
Thanks for all your help. Nancy Pond, E-mail:

Cheryl Massey Wed Oct 6 1999

I am asking anyone out there in the genealogy world to help me with a problem and an ongoing debate.

My gr gr grandmother, Cordelia DUCKWORTH, was born in MD March 22, 1833. She married Marshall MITCHELL, son of Hezekiah and Margaret MITCHELL around 1850 in Barbour Co.

I have seen her name linked to Henry and Abigail DUCKWORTH, as well as William and Mary Jane DUCKWORTH. In the 1850 census (Barbour) she is in the home of Henry and Abigail DUCKWORTH, but I have always been told Henry was her grandfather, and William and Mary Jane were her parents.

Circumstantial evidence seems to confirm William as the son of Henry [clarify: William b. 1804, the husband of Mary Jane...there are alot of Williams floating around out there].

Question #1: Who was the father of Cordelia DUCKWORTH MITCHELL (include source or why you think that, please).

Question #2: Who was the father of William DUCKWORTH, b. 1804, husband to Mary Jane McMIC or McGIC, dau of James?

Much thanks - these debated pieces of info need put to rest and I am just about out of info I can lay my hands on in my state (NOT West Virginia, which would be "almost heaven" LOL).
Cheryl Massey, Knoxville, TN [but born a West Virginian by the grace of god!)

Laura Mitchell Mon Sep 27 1999

I am looking for the PORTER family they worked a sawmill in Philippi in the early 1900's and maybe before. I have a couple of Uncles who were born in that area. William, Walter, PORTER. William was born about 1904, Walter 1905, and an Aunt Bertha born 1902. Was wondering what other PORTER names that would be on record for that time frame. I also would have had a couple of great Uncles and my grandfather working on the sawmill in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Charles Allen PORTER, Neil PORTER, Leonard PORTER and Lester PORTER. Thanks for any help that you can give to me. Sincerely, Laura Mitchell, E-mail:

Linda Shriver Tue Sep 7 1999

I am searching for the birth family of Elizabeth Susanna SNIDER. Her husband was Rev. Sylvanus Marcellus ANNON. They lived in Philippi and Moatsville areas. Her father was Caleb SNIDER. Her mother's name is not known to me. Elizabeth SNIDER was born Dec. 22, 1853 in Taylor Co. I would like to add some info on this lady who is my great-grandmother. Thank you. Linda Shriver, E-mail:

Nanette Styer Tue Sep 7 1999

I am looking for any clues to a Joseph and Rachael THOMPSON Here is the information I have: Two death certificates from Barbour Co., WV

George THOMPSON age 45 years 15 days died Dec 1861-2 consort of Katharine Thompson. Place of Death: Camp Chase, either OK or OH. (I thought it said OH but clerk type OK and I couldn't believe it was even recorded in Barbour Co, WV ). Parents: Joseph and Rachael THOMPSON; place of birth: Pendleton Co. Info given by R T son; cause of death Typhoid Fever

James M. THOMPSON age ?? died 25 Feb 1855; consort of Rebecca THOMPSON; parents: Joseph and R THOMPSON; place of birth Pendleton Co; occupation: farmer; Cause of death: consumption, Info given by Rebecca THOMPSON Wife

I am making the assumption these two are brothers.

Can their parents be Rachel MULLENAX that married Joseph THOMPSON on 16 Sept 1813 in Pendleton Co., who was born in 1792/1793 to James MULLENAX and Mary ARBOGAST??? Although the ages on the 1840 census don't match up.

1840 Randolph Co., Census
Joseph Thompson males age 0-5 : 1, 5-10 : 1, 10-15 : 1, 15-20 : 1 30-40 : 1
females age 20- 30 : 1 (there is a mark in the 30-40 age bracket but total in family was 6)

1850 Barbour Co., Census
James Thompson M age 25 Farmer VA
Rebecca 24 F
Mary J 8 F
Huldah 7 F
Caroline 5 F
Nancy 3 F
Rachel A. 1/12 F (all born in VA)

1860 Barbour Co Census
Rebecca Thompson (looks like 39 or 37) Widow
John M. Thompson 20 M Laborer
Meary J Thompson 18 F
Herilda Thompson 16 F
Caroline Thompson 14 F
Nancie Thompson 12 F
Richard Thompson 10 M
J. R. Thompson 7 M
Susan Thompson 5 F

Rebecca (widow of James M) THOMPSON married Adam KERR on April 30, 1970 in Barbour Co. WV. She is listed on the 1870 Census with Adam KERR. Her age is 48.

If anyone can help me with any information on this family I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Nanette, E-mail:

Lela Hite Newell Fri Sep 3 1999

Where is Hunter's Forks, Barbour Co. WV located? Thank you for the help. Lela Hite Newell

Charlotte Bennett Fri Sep 3 1999

I am searching for info on my ggg grandfather Jesse BENNETT and wife Phoebe. Their children were born and raised at Meadowville. Children:
Waldo James born Oct 3, 1817 died 1894 or 1898. (His siblings were - in no known order)
Jacob Bennett
Sarah Bennett, and
Henry P. Bennett.

Waldo James married Dec 31, 1839 to Mary Ann FITZWATER. She was born Nov 27-1819 died Jan 3, 1902.

All their children were born in Barbour Co. I know of 10 children: one of which Ranson Newton BENNETT (my great grandfather) born May 9, 1849 and died Feb 1, 1902 in Tucker co.

He married on Nov 10, 1892 to Ida Bell Simpson CREAK (born May 12, 1865 Died - July 11, 1934). Ranson adopted my grandfather Claude Vernon CREAK when they married. Claude born 12-24-1884 in Preston Co married on May 10, 1912 in Kingwood marriage book 14 page 425, to Della Flo MOLISEE born April 21, 1897 in Preston Co. Their first 7 children were born in Barbour: Owen Vern, Clara Virginia, Henry Herbert, William Murdo ( my father), Howard Dean, Laura Ida Mae, Columbus Junior, and Helen Emogene who was born in Randolph Co. They moved the family to Harford Co, MD, where many have died. I have no info and Jesse and Phoebe BENNET, nor Mary Ann FITZWATER. I hope that you can help.. thank you so much. E-mail: CHARLOTTE.BENNETT@NETVA.COM

Cheryl Tarsala Sun Sep 05 1999

I have an ancestor: Daniel RICHMON, b. 1822 in Nestorville. What VA county was Nestorville in at that time?

He had a brother Jesse I. or L., who in later life called himself RIGHMAN, b. ca. 1824???

There's a marriage record floating around that a Jesse RIGHMAN married an Anna Maria STEMPLE whose family was from Aurora, WV. Is that near Nestorville at all? Jesse was definitely living in Nestorville during the Civil War, so he hadn't moved out of the area.

Finally, the AIS W. Va. 1870 census index has a RICHMAN, Jesse L. age 46, in Cove twp., Barbour County. Is Cove twp. anywhere near Nestorville?

Finally, I just read the Nestor obituary and noted the EUB church in Nestorville. Can anyone give the full name of this denomination?

Lots of questions, I'm totally out of my league here. Cheryl Tarsala, Los Angeles,

Doris Behnke Fri Aug 27 1999

I am trying to trace Levi MORGAN born c 1828 who married Elizabeth MORGAN. I'm not sure if they ever lived in Phillipi Co , or not. I really need his parents/siblings names. Thank you, Doris

Bobbie Sun Aug 22 1999

Researching the Henry Harrison COMBS family who also had children who lived in Barbour County. Any information would be helpful. Henry Harrison COMBS was from the Hardy County COMBS family. Henry was born July 5, 1844 in Hardy County.

He was married four times; first to Rhoda WOLFE, second to Wilmiah THOMAS, third to Margaret Virginia GORDEN and lastly to Roanna FAST.

My husband's grandmother was Minnie L COMBS SHAY, born to Henry Harrison COMBS and Rhoda WOLFE. Henry died in Taylor County and is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eby Road, Taylor Co. WV

Philip COMBS, a son to Henry and Rhoda COMBS I believed once lived in Philippi, WV. Philip COMBS was born October 31, 1872 in Preston County and married Elizabeth (Unknown). They had three children. Mary Alberta COMBS, Avie Charles COMBS, and Elwood Benton COMBS.

Incidentally, my second reason for making a query was that I had read a Barbour County query from Janice Jones made on April 29, 1999 requesting information about Philip Combs. The address she gave to respond to ( does not work. I would like to respond to her too.

Thanks. Bobbie, E-mail:

K. B. Nelson Thu Aug 19 1999

I was wondering if you had any info on Naomi Warder DUCKWORTH. She was b.1883 in Barbour County WV. She married Isaac Carney STRAIT. I believe that her father was Sampson and her mother was Ellen DUCKWORTH. Sampson father is probably William DUCKWORTH. All lived in Barbour I presume.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. K. B. Nelson, E-mail:

Ronda Buckley Wed Aug 18 1999

I am searching for relatives of my late father, James Ronald ZINN, possibly born in Barbour County in the 1930's-1940's. He died in Ellwood City, PA. in Feb. 1965. He possibly had a female relative named Diane and left 2 children, Ronda Diane (me) and James Ronald Jr. Thank You for your help, Ronda Buckley, E-mail:

Bob Spitzer Fri Aug 13 1999

I am seeking information to prove or disprove that my grandmother, Anna YATES, was born in Barbour county and was the daughter of John D. YATES, also from Barbour county. According to her birth certificate she was born Mar 2, 1862 in WV and her father was John W. YATES. The LDS files lists an Anna YATES, born in 1862 in Barbour Co. Her father was John D. YATES and her mother was Mary Catherine SINSELL .

My grandmother married Francis SPITZER who was from MI sometime after 1883, place unknown. They had their first child in NB in 1889. By 1897 they had moved to CO where they remained.

I would appreciate any information and/or suggestions on my dilemma. Bob Spitzer, E-mail: Ruth Bush Highland Thu Aug 12 1999

I am seeking information on Mary Jane WRIGHT (born c.1830) 2nd w/o Willis WRIGHT. I am trying to find her maiden name & parents. Educated guesses question if she is the daughter of Thomas & Catherine Rouser-KNIGHT & the 2nd w/o Minor LAKE. No marriage records have been found in Barbour or several surrounding counties. She is found on the 1860 Barbour County census having had 2 children ages 2 & 2 months. This would mean they were married c.1857 - 1858.

Any information is greatly appreciated. Ruth Bush Highland, E-mail:

Eva Loeffelbein Tue Aug 10 1999

Hello everyone: Just wanted you to know that I have just started a small website on Joseph WAMSLEY and his descendants. From this site you can check out the one that is started on Joseph Wamsley Sr. if you have any information or would like any information on the names, please feel free to write me. It is being updated daily adding new names and dates.Visit the site at
Eva Wamsley Loeffelbein, E-mail:

Verna Linenberg Sun Aug 8 1999

Hi, I'm Looking for information on all these families in an area of Harrison County called Ten Mile Creek. Can You tell me anything about these people in The Eighteen-thirties and Forties? My Ggrandmother Was Clarissa MAXWELL b. 1841.Thanks for any help you can give me. Verna, E-mail:

Charlotte Bennett Fri Aug 6 1999

I am searching inf about a James MARTIN who married Asa (Acie) H. BENNETT's widow. Asa died I am told in 1853 and was born 1821 in Randolph Co. Interred White Oak Grove Cem in Barbour Co I believe. I am researching my granddad's tree (Claude Vern BENNETT Dec 24 1884 Preston Co, WV. Also do you know where I can go to search MOLISEE (Claude's wife - Della Flo MOLISEE) her dad John Henry MOLISEE, she was born in Preston Co also. I am told she had brothers who were very tall. Can find nothing on the surname. I shall appreciate any lead that you can give. Many thanks. Charlotte

Barbara Long Emery Thu Jul 29 1999

Seeking inf. re. John BOZARTH/BOSWORTH, (s.o. John BOZARTH and Innocent BORDEN) b. ca. 1749, Monongalia, Va. d. Barbour Co., WV ca. 1832. He married Jane IVERS (d.o. Richard IVERS, Sr. and Mary HUDSON) b. ca. 1746 County Clare, Ireland d. Barbour Co., WV. Will share what inf. I have. Barbara Long Emery, E-mail:

Dick Haning Tue Jul 27 1999

I am trying to get information on Simon G. REEDER born in Randolph Co. in March 1805. I believe his father was Richard REEDER son of Cornalius. Thanks for information you may have. Dick Haning. E-mail:

D. J. Less Wed Jul 21 1999

I am in need of information regarding the family tree around Jehue McCAULEY. All I know is that he was born in 1901 and died in 1973. He is buried in the Concord Cemetary in Belington. He wife, Virginia, and daughter Eulah are also buried there. E-mail:

Harley Harris Tue Jul 20 1999

I am looking for information about Rev. Samuel Joseph HARRIS. I believe he was born around Belington in 1870. He married Olive BIBEY around 1890. Any info would be appreciated. Greetings from Harley Joe, E-mail:

Lee F. McGee Sat Jul 17 1999

Fox Hall was supposedly a "resort" kind of area above Philippi near Taylor's Drain, and my great, great, great uncle William F. MCGEE lived near there. I am having a hard time finding any references to it, and am hopeful that knowing about Fox Hall might provide me some more information on him. Can anyone help with references to or other information about Fox Hall? Thanks for anything you might be able to help with! E-mail:

P. Russell Fri Jul 16 1999

I am looking for information concerning the parents of Opal and Roscoe RUSSELL. He was born in the 1890's in Barbour County. He went off to World War I and then returned to WV and married Clara MESSENGER. Any info would be helpful. E-mail:

Harry and Cherrell Fri Jul 16 1999

I recently learned a bit more about my family and would like to share it with those who may be researching the SKIDMORE line and also to see if anyone can share with me any information they may have.

My GGrandfather, George SKIDMORE married Senia Virginia SIGLEY on April 24, 1889, in Preston County, WV. The marriage record shows he was 26 and Senia was 23. He was born in Barbour County, WV and she in Preston County. George died by accidental death in Fellowsville, WV in August, 1908. His exact day of death was not known.

In the Barbour County 1880Census, I found Margaret SKIDMORE age 58, with several children including: Jacob, 37 Wilkey, 23 Saul, 21 George, 17 (Possibly my GGrandfather) May, 18 and Anna, 15. Considering the age on the marriage record, the George could be my GGrandfather. Anyone having information to share, please do so. Also, I found some old photos and added them to my web page. You can find them under the menu as Ancestors Page 1, 2, and Ancestors Page 3. There is one interesting one that shows what appears to be a choir. If anyone can recognize the people in that photo, please let me know. My family also resided in Tucker County and the picture could have been taken in that area. Thanks. E-mail:
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Frankie (Carlin) Meyer Sun Jul 11 1999

Seeking information on the CARLIN School which is believed to have been in the Philippi area in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Frankie (Carlin) Meyer. E-mail:

Dana Remias Tue July 6 1999

I am trying to locate information regarding theGAGE MINE I recently found in a Sept 1933 death record that Pauline GLENDENNING died at Gage Mine. This was all that was written in the place of death column. I would like to find information on exactly what this is and where it is located. She died of a fractured skull and neck the day after her 19th birthday, and my curiosity has gotten the best of me. Thank you, Dana Remias E-mail:

Jim Smarr Thu July 5 1999

I am interested in the SMARR family, according to the Morman archives in Salt Lake City, all they show is Benjamin SMARR b abt 1812 in Barbour Co. Would you have any additional information. Thank you.

Sue Wed June 30 1999

I'm looking for information on John YEAGER, my GGGG Grandfather. Married Ann TRADER on Nov 4 1838. Son's name was Isaac YEAGER. Isaac served in Company F 17th Regt. Union. I know that John served in Captain Anthony Van Sickle's Company of Mason County Riflemen. At least a John Yeager is listed. can you help.......... sue, E-mail:

Kelly Slayton Sat June 26 1999

I am looking for any additional information regarding James Alva HIMES (b. 1856 d.1949) and his wife Rowena YEAGER HIMES (b. 1861 d. 1927). I know that they are buried at Dunkerd Cemetery in Junior, WV. Any additional information about them and their families would be greatly appreciated. Kelly Slayton, E-mail to :

Earlene Williamson Fri Jun 18 1999

I am searching for these names in Barbour Co., William VALENTINE married Christina PHILLIPS daughter of Isaac PHILLIPS and Mary HARRIS. Parents of Mary HARRIS were Simeon HARRIS and Mary H. SMITH. I have been unable to track down the parents of William VALENTINE. The Valetines moved to KS. Simeon HARRIS d 21 Feb 1847 and is reported to be buried at the Old Betha Church Cemetery in Belington, Barbour, WV. Are there any records for this cemetery? Does it still exist. Earlene Williamson

Vickie L. Reed Tue July 15 1999

In 1799 Michael ALT had a daughter Elizabeth ALT who had a son Michael BUZZARD. Michael ALT bought property then and in the deed his grandson is mentioned, Michael BUZZARD, as an heir of his. I have been researching this for a friend. The property is between Moorefield and Fisher, he bought it from a David WELTON and it is close to Lick Run. I found the name in the Pendleton County records but not in Hardy so far but Michael Buzzard did live in Hardy as a child, I don't know if they relocated. The names in the deed are HUTTON, BAKER, ALT, BUZZARD. This land is west of the Northbranch. We're just trying to see where the family went from Hardy County so he can do a complete family tree. Michael Alt would be his oldest relative if he can find records on them and find out who Elizabeth ALT married and if she was married to a man with the last name BUZZARD or if this was a grandchild by another one of Michael ALT's children -- if he had any others . This may seem confusing -- it is at times to me -- but any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you , Vickie L. Crites Moats Reed, E-mail:

Diana Powell Sisson Tue June 22 1999

Thank you for this opportunity to start tracing our family roots. My grandfather told me he was born in Barbour County. His name was Edward Marshall HULL, and he was born in May, 1870. His mother's name was Deborah (McDONALD)HULL and his father's name was Isaac HULL. That is as far back as I've been informed, and would like to verify this information with possible birthdates, etc. Please send me whatever information is available. Thank you so much. Diana Powell Sisson E-mail:

James Rowan Mon June 7 1999

Hi All. I am searching for information on my Mother Edith Catheryn HOWELL. She was born September 05 1891. Her Mother was Sally HOWELL, father unknown. She was married two times in Randolph Co. West Virginia. But there is no birth record in Randolph Co for her. I don't know which County she was born in. I do know that she met my father in Cowen, West Virgina. in 1919. Her parents is a real brick wall for me. I need help. please, Jim. E-mail:
You can see my Rowan Webpage at the following site

Sally Haller Mon June 7 1999

Does anyone have information on Cecil HALLER (late 1800's) or his son Elihue (1910-1915)? John Melker BENNETT - need birth date. he married Carrie KELLEY. Both BENNETT and KELLEY were born in Phillippi, WVA. I need information on her parents, and also the wife of Cecil HALLER whose last name was ROBINSON, first name may have been Anna. Thanks for anything you may know. Sally Haller, E-mail:

Gene Wines Thu June 2 1999

Interested in Oliver CARPENTER and Mary Jane THOMPSON both of Barbour County.

Ruth E Markley Tue May 18 1999

I'm looking for information on the parents of Lewis Arthur SIMPSON b.1 Jan 1884, m: Maggie Nancy DOUGHERTY, d/o Isaac K. DOUGHERTY and Emily SHOCKEY. Lewis SIMPSON's father was McClellan SIMPSON d. 15 July 1932 and wife Rebecca PHILLIPS. Who are her parents? Ruth Markley,

Cheryl L. Massey Sat May 15 1999

Looking for anyone from Tucker Co who is also researching FARANCE or ALLDAY names in WV or MD. Descendents of Henry FARANCE (b. c1765 - aft 1835) and wife Ann ALLDAY of Barbour Co; looking for their children's descendents and parents of Ann. Henry was a Rev War Veteran from Maryland Troops.
Also interested in sharing info for any of the surnames listed.

Ruth E Markley Fri May 14 1999

I am researching the names above.
Louisa BOOTH b.16 Oct 1867, m: John PARKS, her parents are John BOOTH and Mary COONTZ. I need their birth and death dates.

Archibald PHILLIPS d.25 Dec.1928, f. Eli PHILLIPS b.1828, m:Rachel POLING b.7 June 1831. I need birth dates.

McClellan SIMPSON who d. 15 July 1932, m:Rebecca PHILLIPS, Who was she? About 20 years ago I did a lot of researching in Barbour Co. and find a lot of our Markley's are related to most of the county!! Ruth Markley, E-mail:

Sheri Krumenacker Thu May 13 1999

Hi I am looking for anyone having information on the STUART's of Barbour County, my grandfather was David STUART, his father Henson D STUART Jr, his father Henson D STUART (STEUART) Sr. David's wife Arla D COX, Arla's father was Stewart COX who's father James COX was married to Isabella GREATHOUSE. Anyone with any connection? Take Care & Have a Great Day!

Ted Thu May 13 1999

I am looking for help with the ancestry of Mary Jane WEAVER(b. c. 1825). Her parents are believed to be John WEAVER and Elizabeth REED possibly from Barbour County, although Mary was later in Gilmer Co. Ted,

Forrest R. Jarvis Tue May 11 1999

Do you have any information on the JARVIS family in Barbour County. Solomon JARVIS Jr. was a Baptist minister around 1845 to 1854 in Philippi WV. Any help would be appreciated. Forrest R. Jarvis, Jr., Star City WV,

Judy Wright Fri May 7 1999

I'm searching for information concerning the marriage of Sarah E. CROSS b.Dec 1861 in Barbour Co. WV and John Frankland WRIGHT/RIGHT. They were married October 18, 1884 in Barbour Co. WV. Sarah reportedly could be the daughter of Joseph Pitman CROSS and Nancy MCLEAN also of Barbour Co. WV. Thanks, Judy Wright

Clara B. Phillips Fri May 7 1999

Looking for information on the father of Thomas Fretwell PHILLIPS, b. 12 April 1745, d. 8 August 1810 in Randolph Co, W.Va. He married Susanna Nancy KITTLE abt. 1765. After extensive research I do not believe he was the son of Jonathan, Jr., descendant of Christopher PHILLIPS. None of the dates match, or can I find facts to support this. There is a possibility his father's name was Aaron PHILLIPS, b. 10 October 1702, who was married to Elizabeth READ. They had six children, one of which was a Thomas Fretwell PHILLIPS, b. 12 April 1745 in Crab Neck, York, Virginia. There were also 5 other children. I do not have their names at this time. Research continues. Would appreciate any information, facts, etc.

Children of Thomas Fretwell Phillips and Elizabeth Kittle are;

  1. Henry Phillips, b. 7 Jan 1766, Barbour Co., W.Va
  2. Isaac Phillips, b. 19 Jan 1769, d. May 1843, in Barbour Co., W.Va., m. Elizabeth KITTLE 15 Aug 1793 in Randolph Co. (Isaac was my ggg-grandfather.)
  3. Joseph Phillips, b. 26 Dec 1769, d. 1850.
  4. John I. Phillips, b. 12 Jun 1772; d. 25 Oct 1848, Barbour Co., W.Va.
  5. Benjamin Phillips, b. 25 Jan 1775.
  6. William Phillips, b. 20 Dec 1776.
  7. Susannah Phillips, b. 8 Dec 1779; m. MOORE
  8. Thomas Jr. Phillips, b. 23 Jul 1783; m. Peggy WESTFALL.
  9. Moses Phillips, b. 7 Dec 1785.
Clara B. Phillips E-Mail address;

Marilyn Burner Perigo Wed May 5 1999

I am looking for info on my Great-grandparents Anthony MARTENEY and Sarah Jane (BENNETT) MARTENEY. Anthony was born in 1853 died in 1938 and Sarah Jane was born 1851 died in 1911. After Sarah died Anthony married a lady named Laura Gainer, but my Uncle said they had no children together.

My Grandmother was Lucretia Ellen (MARTENEY) BURNER married to Hartsel Hull BURNER. I have some info but can't make a connection.

My Grandmother Lucretia Ellen (MARTENEY) BURNER must have been the youngest of Anthony and Sarah's children. They had six all together. I know Anthony had a brother Abe and Uncle Gerald also mentioned a brother Hart and a brother Jeff and an Uncle Charlie BENNETT.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you, Marilyn Burner Perigo,

Mary Jane Thomas Mon May 3 1999

Hello: I am searching the RIGHT family. Arnold RIGHT was born 1830 and died 1905, married Elizabeth HAYES born 1834 died 1910. Both buried in Oak Grove Cem., Belington, WV. I would like to correspond with anyone related to this family. Mary Jane Thomas

Ralph Phares Sat May 1 1999

Hi, Etta HOLLEN was born in Barbour County in 1864; is there any death certificate for her after 1918? Her husband was Jesse Godfred Hinkle PHARES and he died in Richland County, Montana in 1918 and she supplied info to the county for his death certificate. I can't find out where she died! She was my grandmother.

I can't find out where my great grandparents died, John S. and Cynthia PHARES. Is there any place that I could write to--to find out if they died in West Virginia?

I know that John S. and Cynthia WOODS PHARES were born in Pendleton Co. and Nicholas County respectively. Their six sons were born In Webster County. Thank you!! Sincerely, Ralph Phares

K. Renee Zinn Sat May 1 1999

My name is K. Renee Zinn. I am interested in any information you might have on this surname. My grandfather was Carl Brooks Zinn Jr. Thanks, Renee,

Norma Knotts Shaffer Sat May 1 1999

Seeking marriage verification for second marriage of William ROBINSON, son of James ROBINSON and Elizabeth DAVIS, b. ca. 1795 and Elizabeth Ann (possibly CUNNINGHAM) 1817 in Fauquier Co., VA.

William married (1) Catherine WEAVER, daughter of Henry WEAVER and Abigail GRIGGS 11 Nov 1815. Catherine apparently died prior to 1846 for at that time Uriah WEAVER (Catherine's brother) is purchasing land from the estate of their father. Catherine is not mentioned, but it appears that her interest in the land is being purchased from her (Catherine's) heirs (see Barbour Co. Deeds, Vol. 2, pg. 70).

William appears with a wife Ann in the 1850 Gilmer Co. Census and wife Elizabeth in 1860 Calhoun Co. Census. Other variations of her name are also to be found. Any help appreciated.

Priscilla J Corbett Fri Apr 30 1999

Looking for parents and other information about Stark KITTLE, living in 1907 in Belington, WVA with wife Pearl BEERER. Son Harry Maurice KITTLE born May 1907 in Bellington.

Terris "Terry" C. Howard Mon Apr 26 1999

I am looking for any information on the following families. HAYS, Sarah Ann b. 12 Apr 1833 Barbour? Co, VA d. 4 Jun 1911 Weaver, Randolph, WV m. William M. CADE b. abt 1829 VA (or b. 5 Jan 1845? VA d. 7 May 1911) Barbour Co, WV Living in Barker Twp, Barbour, WV in 1870; in Sherman District, Calhoun Co, WV in 1880 and noted as widow; in Leadsville District, Randolph Co, WV in 1900 with Howard WRIGHT grandson age 8 born Mar 1881; in Elkins, Randolph, WV in 1910 with James KELLAR, son-in-law. Sarah Ann is buried in the Elliot Cemetery, Belington, WV.
Sarah Ann & William CADE had issue:

  1. CADE, Louisa b. abt 1851 VA
  2. CADE, John b. abt 1855 VA
  3. CADE, Cordelia A. b. abt 1857 VA
  4. CADE, Laverna b. 13 Apr 1858 VA d. 21 Jan 1935 Barbour Co, WV m. 25 Oct 1880 [Barbour Co, WV] Isaac C. PRICE b. 31 Jul 1857 Barbour Co, VA d. 10 May 1926 Barbour Co, WV
    1. PRICE, Everett R. b. 31 Jul 1881 Barbour Co, WV m. 10 Nov 1903 [Randolph Co, WV] Della Delia CORLEY
    2. PRICE, Frena Bell b. 24 Jul 1883 Barbour Co, WV d. 9 Mar 1956 m. 7 Jan 1901 [Barbour Co, WV] Charles MOORE
    3. PRICE, Myrtle 'Minnie' C. b. 24 Aug 1886 Barbour Co, WV d. 14 Apr 1946 Tucker Co, WV m. 25 Jan 1902 [Barbour Co, WV] Irvin RIGHT
    4. PRICE, Effa Maude b 3 Mar 1889 Stringtown, Barbour, WV d. 25 Dec 19?? Philippi, Barbour, WV m. 28 Nov 1903 [Weaver, Barbour, WV] George C. CORLEY
    5. PRICE, Lesta Gaynell b. 26 Sep 1900 Barbour Co, WV d. 10 Aug 1988 Fairmont, Marion, WV m. Clyde ERVIN
  5. CADE, Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Mary Elizabeth b. abt 1861 Barbour Co, VA m. 9 Sep 1880 [Calhoun Co, WV] John Frankland b. 12 Apr 1858 Calhoun Co, VA
  6. CADE, William M. (W?) b. abt 1863/64 WV
    Note: A William M. CADE b. 6 Mar 1879 Barbour Co, WV d. 20 Oct 1960 Barbour? Co, WV m. Amanda M. __?__ b. 15 Oct 1885 Barbour Co, WV d. 13 Jan 1955 Barbour Co, WV
    Also: A William CADE m. 30 Aug 1885 [Barbour Co, WV] Sarah E. RIGHT
  7. CADE, Lucy B. b. Feb 1865 WV m. 28 Aug 1884 [Barbour Co, WV] Franklin COONTS b. Nov 1862 WV Living in Barker District, Barbour Co, WV in 1900; in Belington, Barbour Co, WV in 1910.
    Note: An Apolina HARVEY (4 Jun 1870 - 17 Dec 1963) living with them in 1910.
    1. COONTS, Frona b. Apr 1886 WV (98)
      Note: A Flora E. COONTS b. 1883 m. 22 Dec 1899 [Barbour Co, WV] William W. RAMSEY b. 1876 WV
    2. COONTS, Leota 'Ota' b. Oct 1891 WV m. 7 Feb 1909 [Barbour Co, WV] Harry SHEPARD b. 1882 WV She and her husband were living with her parents in 1910.
    3. CRAWFORD, Walter b. Apr 1885 WV [adopted son]
  8. CADE, Flora F. b. abt Jun 1870 WV (or 7 Jun 1873 - 11 Feb 1875)
  9. CADE, Viola 'Ola' b. Sept 1871/4 WV m. 20 Apr 1888 [Barbour Co, WV] James A. KELLAR b. May 1861/2 WV [possible parents: Samuel & Martha KELLER] Living in Leadsville District, Randolph Co, WV in 1900; in Elkins, Randolph Co, WV in 1910.
    1. KELLAR, Leah b. Mar 1894 WV
  10. CADE, Mattie Maud b. 1 May 1874 Barbour Co, WV d. 27 Jul 1894 Barbour Co, WV
  11. CADE, Rhoda F. b. 5 Nov 1886 Barbour Co, WV d. 17 Nov 1894 Barbour Co, WV

Janice Jones Mon Apr 26 1999

My name is Janice Jones and I am looking for any info on my Grandfather His Name was Philip COMBS If you could help me It would be greatly appreciated> He was born in Barbour County and lived in Belington until moving up to Akron, Ohio. I know when he died he was buried in Belington. my E-mail is Thank so much for anything Janice Jones

Sheley J. Napier Tue Apr 20 1999

Just wanted to add my Steerman/Ware & Brady/Moore names to the list. Briefly, my grandfather is Burton Wilburt STEERMAN, son of Edward STEERMAN & Mollie Florence WARE. My grandmother is Mabel Rosalea BRADY, daughter of Rachel Ellen MOORE & Charles Benjamin BRADY. I am especially interested in the line of Edward STEERMAN. He died while my grandfather was very young, so we know almost nothing about him, sadly enough. Thanks! Sheley J. Napier, E-mail:

Betty Bryant Fri Apr 16 1999

I have been researching the parentage of my g.grandfather Alamander Grant WATKINS b. 1818 Monongalia, Va. d. 1864 in the skirmish 6 days before the battle of Cedar Creek, Va. He is buried in the National Cemetary in Winchester, Va. He was married to Mary HARDIN, daughter of Absolom HARDIN. They appear on the 1860 Census of Barbour Co. Va. I am really stuck on ole Al. Any help that you may have would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Betty Bryant. E-mail:

Virginia Buck Mon Apr 12 1999

Henry ROBINSON - Emily WEAVER: This couple had a daughter, Francina i.e. Francinnea C., b. Oct 6, 1841 who married Jonas S. STOCKWELL, 23 Feb. 1860. Can anyone furnish any information on this Henry and Emily. Virginia in Calhoun, E-mail:

Betty Stevens Mon Apr 12 1999

I am looking for information on a William Bannister STEVENS and Mary SHACKLEFERD the parents of a J.A. STEVENS. They are buried at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in early 1900's. Jacob Andrew was married to Maneva A. Andrew Clarence STEVENS was born 2/24/1884. (brother of Jacob, maybe) Andrew STEVENS was married to Rissie X. TAYLOR. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am Betty Stevens requesting this information, wife of the grandson of Andrew Stevens. E-mail:

Nancy Becker Sat Apr 10 1999

I am looking for any information on a William THRASH born 22 Feb 1828, and married to Eliza MARPLE HOWEL in 1846 in Barbour county. Eliza was the widow of Paschel HOWEL and had 6 children in that union. She was born 16 July 1814. She and William moved to Wood County West Va., and then to Ritchie County. They had five children. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Nancy Becker , E-mail:

Judy Freeman Fri Apr 9 1999

I am looking for any information on Absalom HERRON born around 1845-46 probably in Randolph Co. and later married and moved to Barbour Co. He first married Eliza SAYRES (SEARS) and later married Mary Jane ENGLAND. Will exchange any information I have, for any information on the HERRON families of Barbour or Randolph counties. My E-mail address is Judy Freeman

Linda Graham Fri Apr 9 1999

Mertie HUME was the second wife of my great-grandfather, Sylvanus ZINN. She married him in Barbour County after 1910. He died in 1939. My mother, Vivian ZINN, says that Mertie was killed on Thanksgiving Eve, and was run over by a car. I would like to know more about Mertie. Can anyone help? THANKS! Linda Graham, E-mail:

Jewel Weien Sun Mar 28 1999

I am looking for information on Isabelle CASTEEL, born in Phillipi, WVA in Feb. 1846. She had two sisters, Libby, and Rebecca. If there's a branch on your tree, please contact me. Thanks. Jewel Weien,

Robert Phillips Sun Mar 28 1999

Looking for any information on Gideon DAY, who married Delilah MILLER daughter of Martin MILLER. Have no date or location of birth, marriage or death, but in the Index Of Wills at the Randolph Co. Court House the appraisement of his estate and the sale bill was in 1837. He was the father of William DAY of Barbour Co. and grandfather of Daniel DAY of Barbour and Sanford Lee DAY of Randolph Co. Will appreciate any information, also will help others with what I have. Thank you.

Clara B. Phillips Fri Mar 19 1999

Looking for information on Salathiel John PHILLIPS, b. 1831 in Barbour Co., West Virginia, d. August 4, 1914. Also, his son James Arnold PHILLIPS, b. April 5, 1868, d. May 4, 1939. He was married to Della Veannis FISHER, March 5, 1891, (daughter of B.W. FISHER). I would like some history on these people, James and Della were my grandparents. My family line goes like this;

Would appreciate any information on this family. Thanks. Clara B. Phillips, E-mail:

Becky Moore Sat Mar 20 1999

I am searching for information on:

  1. William BOLTON (b.1810 ) who's children were Steven, Sarah Ann, Jasper, Wesley, and Epelian Napoleon Bonaparte BOLTON and any information on these families.
  2. Jacob MOUSER who married Margaret MARKWOOD (about 1832) and had James Perry, George, Elizabeth and David H. MOUSER.
  3. James BOYLES (b. 1806) who married Catherine WATRING and had William H., and Melker BOYLES. I'd like to know if he had other children and who his parents were.
  4. Francesco DONEGIA (DIONIGI) who came from Naples,Italy in 1850. He married Rebecca Cora COBERLY and had Charles Benton, Joanna L. and William Ambrosa DONEGIA.
All these families lived in the BARBOUR Co. area. I will share all information I have. Thank you, becky moore. My e-mail address is

Carl Samples Tue Mar 9 1999

My Uncle Herbert SAMPLES,was orphaned about 1907 and was raised by Abraham and Malissia CHRISLIP on Brushy Fork at a place called Pepper,would you have any information on them? I am trying to find my family. My father was also orphaned at this time. Thanks Carl Samples,

Karen Fowler Tue Mar 9 1999

Researching the DALTON name. Thanks, Karen, E-mail:

Joan Gleibs Sun Mar 7 1999

Hoping to find marriage record of Mary Elizabeth WAG(O)NER and John PAVER in 1801 in Randolph Co. also searching for two books: Genealogy of the Poling Family: by Clevisa Tatterson and Footsteps of Our Fathers unknown Author Where to find a County map showing Sugar Creek near Phillippi WVA? Decendant of POLING/PARKS/BENNETT/ and PAVER - Joan Paver Gleibs, E-mail:

Donna Goldstein Sat Mar 6 1999

I am looking for the parents and siblings of Nancy Ellen LANHAM. She was born 13 Sept 1857 died 19 June 1917. She married Salathiel NUTTER 31 Dec 1875. Though I do not know their place of birth. Their children were born in Barbour county, WV.

Thanks Donna Goldstein,

Marvin Stemple Tue Mar 2 1999

Seeking information concerning this family: Andrew STEMPLE b. 1834, d. ? married abt. 1856 to Elizabeth ? b. 1833. They were living in Sherman District of Calhoun County as recorded in the 1870 Census. Children:

Amy Jo Sinsel Michtich Mon Mar 1 1999

I am seeking the following information on my paternal grandparents, Verda Blair KETCHUM and Monzell SINSEL, of Union, buried in Pitman Cemetery:

  1. Date and location of birth for Monzell
  2. Confirmation of Verda's dob as 8/4/1898, location?
  3. Date and location of marriage
  4. Parents of both
  5. Siblings of both
  6. Date of death for Monzell (approximately 1940+)
  7. Date and location for birth and death of son Ivan

Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you. Amy Jo (Sinsel) Michtich, Newnan, Georgia E-mail:

Diane Huyer Sat Feb 27 1999

Re: Birth, Death, Marriage of FRYMIER: John Sr., b.c. 1800; John Jr., b.c. 1830; Floyd C., b.c. 1852

John FRYMIER Sr., b.c. 1800 VA, married Francis C.(or J)COOK c.1822, possibly in Shenandoah Co. Their children were:

Family members reportedly moved through WV by way of Harrison, Barbour, Upshur, Lewis, Ritchie, Doddridge and Gilmer Counties.

Francis J.FRYMIRE appears in the 1850 Barbour Co. Census without husband John Sr. but with John Jr., Amanda and Ara Ann.

Son, William, appears in same census in his own household with wife, Eliza CRITES and dau. Mary Jane.

Harrison FRYMIER m. Barbara PECK 31 Dec 1857 in Barbour Co. and appears with her in the 1860 Harrison Co. Census; but reportedly not in the 1850 Harrison Co. or Barbour Co. Census.

William FRYMIER eventually moved on to Gilmer Co.

John FRYMIER Jr. m. Margaret Elizabeth or Elizabeth Margaret MOODY c. 1852. Their children were:

John Frymier Jr., wife, and family appear in 1870 in Lewis Co. Census and in 1880 Ritchie Co. Census. Can anybody provide more information about this family. I'm particularly looking for birth, death, and marriage information on John FRYMIER Sr. and John FRYMIER Jr., and birth information on Floyd Chapman FRYMIER; butI would appreciate anything you have about any FRYMIERs to help piece the puzzle together. Please include sources. Thank you. Diane Huyer E-mail:

Marvin Stemple Fri Feb 26 1999

Seeking parents of Olive Josephine STEMPLE b. 1859/1860? Barbour Co., VA, m. John GOFF, b. 1856, Taylor Co., Calhoun County March 7, 1878. Marriage records in Calhoun County did not identify parents of either person.

Children of this couple (all born in Calhoun County):
Naoma, b. April 20, 1879,
Adolphus, b. April 16, 1880,
Zona, b. May 1886,
Tracy, b. October 1889,
Andrew J., b. February 21, 1893.


Dan L. Fineran Thu Feb 25 1999

I am searching for any information on Martin FINERAN born 1848, possibly in Barbour Co. West Virginia. Also looking for his sister Belle. Is there any information available? Thank you. Dan L. Fineran, 8710 Jonathan Place, New Haven, IN 46774,

Arnett Perry Wed Feb 24 1999

Looking for information about Phebe and Ann PERRY 1860-1880. Polly PERRY who married Thomas BAKER 1860-1870. Thanks, Arnett Perry, E-mail

Donna Gardner Parrish Sat Feb 6 1999

Hi! My name is Donna Gardner Parrish & I am looking for the family ANGLIN in Barbour County. Donna Gardner Parrish, Metz, WV E-mail:

Nikki G. Mon Feb 22 1999

I'm trying to find some information on my maternal grandfather's family. My Great Great Grandfather's name was Lewis Anderson PHILLIPS. I had heard that his father was John George PHILLIPS, but I have seen on the 'net that his father was J Levi PHILLIPS, from Barbour Co. Is there any way you could find out if J Levi PHILLIPS (b. 1805 in Barbour Co. and married to Mary MCKINNEY in Dec. 1826 in Roane Co.) had a son named Lewis Anderson PHILLIPS, b. June 10, 1831, d. Dec. 19, 1896. I'd really appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks, Nikki G. E-mail:

Cindie Harper-Blanchard Sun Feb 21 1999

Hello there. My name is Cindie Harper-Blanchard. I am looking for information on the RIDENOUR, RHODES, and CARPENTER families of Barbour County, WV and surrounding areas. My grandmother is: Virginia Rose RIDENOUR HARPER, who is daughter of Okey Denzil(?) RIDENOUR and Iva Belle RHODES RIDENOUR. I believe that Iva Belle RHODES RIDENOUR's parents were: (?) and Rosalthea CARPENTER RHODES, or something close. My grandmother lived with her grandmother Rosalthea while she was young because her mother was very sick after giving birth. My grandmother has many brothers/sisters many of whom are still living but I do not know much about her parents/their parents. I would appreciate any help or information on these families. I believe my grandmother Virginia Rose RIDENOUR HARPER was born in Barbour Co. in /or around Sept 1926. Can you help? Sincerely, Cindie Harper-Blanchard, Honolulu, HI. E-mail:

Richard Herman Fri Feb 19 1999

Greetings, seeking information about marriage record and "workers comp" records regarding a coal mine accident. My grandfather, Istvan (Stephen) Meszaros married Susanna Vargo abt 1916 in Phillipi? Stephen was injured in mine accident & drew comp from WVA? Thank you, Reply Richard Herman,

Linda Bush Deaton Tue Feb 16 1999

I am interested in finding information about the parents of my great-great-grandfather, Edgar William BLACK b.3/17/1835, Barbour Co., d.3/2/1909 (73yr/11mo/15d) in Gilmer Co. Supposedly they were John & Mary BLACK. Edgar was listed in the 1850 Barbour Co. census as living with a HOWDERSHELT family. By 1860 he was in Gilmer Co. He'd married Margaret Ellen NICHOLS, 2/10/1859.

Edgar William had a sister, either Mary Jane or Louisa Jane. The family thought her name was Mary Jane (on tombstone& bd as 9/26/1941) but a Louisa Jane, b. Barbour Co.(18y5m16d on 12/23/1855) married in Gilmer Co., a Francis Gainer whose age, name & tombstone matches Mary Jane's husband. No firm fit.

Possible other sibs of Edgar William were Albert & Polly. I'd appreciate any help you can give me. Since I moved to NC 9 years ago I haven't done much research at all due to distance. Now I've discovered the internet. Thank you. Linda Bush Deaton, E-mail:

Wendy Sun Feb 14 1999

William ROSS in my ggggrandfather, I have been told that he helped to built the Phillipi Covered Bridge and was a member of the home guard that guarded the bridge. Is there a list of men who built and defended the bridge after its construction? Any help would be appreciated.

Edna Britton Mon Feb 1 1999

Amanda BRITTON married Abraham CHRISLIP in Harrison County on May 30, 1834. Amanda BRITTON CHRISLIP's mother, Barbara, was with Abraham and Amanda in the 1850 Barbour County census.

Who was Amanda BRITTON CHRISLIP's father? Did she have siblings?

Any help on this family will be greatly appreciated! Edna Britton, E-mail:

Emolene Weaver Lynch Mon Feb 1 1999

I need the marriage information for John WEAVER and Edgar WEAVER, sons of William H. H. WEAVER. Edgar Weaver, b.22 Feb 1867 d. around 1944 in Houston TX. m. Etta Mae FOSTER b. 1 Oct. 1868 d. 31 Mar 1949 Fort Worth, TX. Children: Lillie R., Leta O., Gurine O., & Emma Jane Weaver. I don't have information about John, if you find out anything on John, Please let me know. Emolene Weaver Lynch, E-mail:

Virginia Davis Sun Jan 24 1999

I am looking for information about my g-grandfather Sidney Shire HUBER b/11-25-1879. He married Della Gay NUTTER. I have learned a lot about the NUTTER's but I can't locate the HUBERS. My g-grandfather was actually born somewhere in Wood County but his younger siblings were born after they moved to Phillipi. I have a query on the Wood Co. page about the family, too

I know that one of my grandmothers sisters was born in Volga, WV and I was told that was in Barbour Co., so I assumed that at one time they did live there, although my grandmother was born in Lewis Co. Any information would be appreciated. Virginia Davis, E-mail:

William A. Myers Wed Jan 20 1999

I am searching for MYERS's from around Barbour Co. I have a list of eight siblings:


Alice Beyke Mon Jan 4 1999

I am researching the name RIGHTMIRE. I see that the husband of Ann Marie "REEVES" JARVIS (Mother of Anna Jarvis founder of mothers day ) married June 18, 1850 in Philippi, Barbou County, W.V. to Granville JARVIS. And that Granville was the son of Solomon and Harriet "RIGHTMIRE" JARVIS. I am interested in any information on the RIGHTMIRE family that anyone can provide. Thanks.........Alice

Darlene Nussbaum Sun Jan 3 1999

Searching for more information on Joshua REED. Joshua born c. 1830 VA. Lived in Barbour County until between 1865 and 1870 when he and his family went to Gilmer County where he lived until his death in 1889.

1850 census records show:

REED Abraham W      40   VA   Farmer
     Also           39   VA
     Sarah J.       13   VA
     Eveline        11   VA
     Melvina         7   VA
     Lair D.         3   VA

REED Joshua         20   VA   Farmer
     Margaret       22   VA
     Lewis S.     3/12   VA

I know for certain that this Joshua is my G-G-Grandfather and suspected Abraham could be his father. I found this listing in an index of census records. Does this mean they lived next to one another and if so where in Barbour County would this be?

I then received from a fellow researcher a copy of Abraham's will written in 1887 that lists his wife, Also, and his children, Lair D., Joshua, Sarah Jane and Evaline. I can only assume that Melvina was deceased. The will was presented by Lair D. Reed to the courts June 8, 1891. Joshua has died in 1889 between the writing of Abraham's will and it's presentation. Is anyone researching this family?

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