Old Barbour County Queries
July through December 1996

Susan Wilson Sat Dec 28 01:26:21 1996
Cornelius HANSFORD, born 20 Oct 1865, Tucker County, WV. Son of John or Acre HANSFORD and Savina BRIGHT. His birth certificate is recorded in Randolph County. Would like to exchange information on HANSFORD, WHITMORE, BRIGHT, GAINER, WILMOTH, SCHOONOVER. All settled early in Virginia/West Virginia.

Richard Beckman Mon Dec 23 04:40:04 1996
Looking for information on Joseph HILL, who was married to Mary Jane SHANKLIN (SHANKLYN). They had possibly 11 children, one of which was Janetta Houston HILL, (1857 - 1880) who was married to John James WALLACE, (1842 - 1926) They had 6 children, one of which was William Yancy WALLACE, who was married to Matilda ESTEP, Daughter of Joseph Woolsey ESTEP and Louisa Jane GRADY. Any information about these families would be appreciated!

Gordon L. Drollinger Sun Dec 22 08:50:50 1996
Mary TROLLINGER married Cephas DUCKWORTH 12 Apr 1853 in Allegany County, Maryland, allegedly resided Barbour County, WV. She was the daughter of Jacob TROLLINGER born 1755 Salem County, NJ and Ann Christina DUCKWORTH, both buried Dan's Mountain, Allegany County, MD. Further Cenea TROLLINGER married John DUCKWORTH 2 Oct 1829, she was sister of Mary. Have DROLLINGER TROLLINGER line to 1572 Germany. Will exchange. Snail Mail: Gordon L. Drollinger, 247 Jacks Run Road, Pittsburgh PA 15214-1010. Thanks for any assistance.

Norman Bragg Collier Tue 17 Dec 1996 18:12:54
I have been told by my relatives that some of my relatives are buried in Kasson, Wv. Surnames are: COLLIER, BOLYARD, and PARSONS. Do you have a source for Kasson? Norman B. Collier, Formally Grafton, Wv, now San Jose, Ca.

Jerry Mace Mon Dec 16 14:46:16 1996
I am looking for the maiden name of Mary HYMES (HIMES) wife of Cornelius HYMES (HIMES) who was killed in action 19 Sep 1864 in Civil War.

Thomas D. Andrick Mon Dec 12 1996

Rollie Neal Sun 24 Nov 14:05:24 1996
Henson Leonard STOUT, b: Abt. 1827, married Mary Jane SWEARINGEN, b: Abt. 1829, 20 Feb. 1845 in Barbour County, WV. Henson's parents were Leonard and Rachel (HOFF) STOUT. Interested in finding any information about parents and siblings of Mary Jane SWEARINGEN. Children of Henson Leonard and Mary Jane (SWEARINGEN) STOUT were: Nancy Ann STOUT, b: 19 Aug. 1847, d: 7 Aug. 1896, m: George Louis PITMAN 9 Mar. 1865. Rachel STOUT, b: Abt. 1850, m: Thomas W. WILSON. All in Barbour County, WV.

Wilson Gateley Sat 23 Nov 14:38:05 1996
I'm looking for information about John J. OGDEN (particularly his ancestors). He, his wife Julia, and his five children were listed in the 1850 census in Barbour County, District #5, visitation #1316. His son Jesse Switzer OGDEN is my wife's (Katherine Ogden Gateley) great-grandfather. Thank you. Wilson Gateley

Dick Ross Mon Nov 18 21:16:27 1996
James ROSS married Catharine KUYKENDALL (spelling not certain) about 1850. She was said to be a native of Barbour County. Her father may have been Simmeon KIRKENDALL who was living in Randolph County in 1840. She was born 5/2/1833. In 1850 she was living with James (age 26) and Hulduh (age 25) YOKUM and their son Creed (age5) in Harrison County. Hulduh may have been her sister.

Robert C. Sollars Fri Nov 15 18:41:42 1996
WILLIAM SOLLARS: When the Revolutionary War began, placing us on the road to independence, William was a lad of 16 years. The following year, September 5, 1777, he enlisted in Captain David Arell's Company, 3rd Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel Thomas Marshall, of the Virginia Continental Line. William's enlistment papers record the Sollars surname as Swallers, beginning what would prove to be one of numerous mis-spellings during his service indicating William was not literate. He served in the Rev. War from 1777 through 1779. He wintered at Valley Forge, and saw battle in New Jersey and New York. William Sollars/Sollers is found in the Tax Rolls of Berkeley Co., VA (WV). TAX ROLLS: WILLIAM SOLLERS - 1782 Tax Payer Records, Berkeley County, Virginia (now WV): 1 poll, 0 slaves. WILLIAM SOLLERS - 1783 Tax Payer Records, Berkeley County, Virginia (now WV). 1 horse, 2 cattle, no land. WILLIAM SOLLARS - 1786 Tax Payer Records, Berkeley County, Virginia (now WV). 1 WH. 2 horses. WILLIAM SALLARS - 1787 Tax Rolls, Berkeley Co., VA (charged with tax:Robert Rutherford) NOTE: William visited on 04/28, Robert (below) visited on 04/28. William was two doors away from Robert. Was William a share croper or an overseer for Robert, below? ROBERT RUTHERFORD - 1787, Berkeley Co., VA Tax Rolls: self charged. 1-11- 5-29-28 [legend: White males above 16 yrs and under 21 yrs (1).; black above 16 yrs (11); blacks under 16 yrs (5)); Horses, mares, colts & mules (29); cattle (28).] William Sollars is in the 1820 Census of Harford Co., MD (page 065). This is adjacent to Berkeley Co., VA (WV). This is most likely our subject, suggesting that he was something of a nomad, moving from place to place. This would explain why he fails to appear in many of the census rolls in Ohio, where he died in 1833. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can help further my knowledge of this man.

Richard Burley Mon Nov 11 21:21:19 1996
My grandfather William Milton BURLEY was born in Barbour Co on 23 December 1870. He was the son of James Clark BURLEY of Zanesville, OH and Virginia McPHERSON of Wood Co, WV. The problem is I have not been able to prove this connection. I need help in locating a record of his birth. Sometime after the birth of my grandfather the family moved to Davis, WV. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Foelsch Fri Nov 8 11:43:30 1996
I am looking for more information on a family headed by Isaac TETER and his wife (possibly Sarah, possibly Mahala JUDY) who are found in the 1860 Barbour County census according to some old family history I have. The children include Saul, Paul, Garret...Garret is my GGGF. I am trying to find more info on this family and find out if this Isaac is, for sure, the same Isaac who is buried in Pendleton Cty. WV and who was married to Mahala JUDY who is also buried in Pendleton Cty. The siblings of my GGF (Garret's son), Commodore, were said to have mostly remained in WV and so there are probably some relatives out there in the Barbour/Pendleton County areas still!

Cin Sopko Fri Nov 8 13:26:57 1996
Hi, Looking for the parents of Robert LEWIS. He was born around 1877 we think, although someone else said 1879. Marriage record to Matilda Florence FORINASH says they were both 22 on May 21, 1899. He supposedly had two brothers we know of.. John and Jim. Any information greatly appreciated. Willing to share what we have. Robert and Matilda married in BRAXTON County. Robert was born in WEBSTER County, as were their children too.

Janet Waite Mon Oct 28 15:12:47 1996
William Jefferson ARMSTRONG married Lydia ? 1866 in Barbour County. They had several children, among them my g.g.grandfather Garon ARMSTRONG b. March 16, 1863. Garon married Olive Jane TRIPLETT also known as Arleva in Barbour County on March 5, 1889. I would like to find information on William and his parents. Have some information on the siblings of Garon and would be happy to share. Garon's daughter Emma Ann Armstrong married Arthur Otto HULDERMAN in 1910. They had 4 children, Genevieve, Arthur O'Neal, William Jennings, and Alena Rose (my line).

Cleona Mon Oct 21 17:36:59 1996
Looking for info on the family of Lewis BAILEY and Nancy COLE, they were in the 1850 census, Barbour Co. Any info appreciated. Thanks, Cleona.

Paula Spaulding Mon Oct 14 19:55:41 1996
I have recently found the RIDDLE and ROBINSON lines on my maternal side. I understand that the ROBINSONs may have come down to Gilmer County from Barbour County so I am hoping that you may have information concerning the ancestors of James ROBINSON, who was born in NJ c. 1760 and died in Barbour County VA, in 1835. He married Elizabeth DAVIS.

Jerry Coffman Sat Oct 12 22:49:39 1996
I'm looking for information on a second marriage of my ancestor Catherine SILVIN c. 1810-26 in the Barbour County region. Her maiden name is SIMON, and she first married Adam RADABAUGH c. 1793 (perhaps in Pennsylvania). They purportedly moved to Chillicothe, OH, where Adam died, but Catherine and the children returned to today's West Virginia. There she shows up in the 1850 census (with a son, Jacob Radabaugh), but now she has the name Catherine Silvin (not Radabaugh) and is 75 years old.

David B. Wolfe Wed Oct 9 1996
I live in Philippi and am interested in the local genealogy. I am working on the WOLFE, AUVIL, PHILLIPS, BOLYARD, HERSHMAN and a few other lines.

Doug Garman Tue Sep 24 14:25:33 1996
Looking for any offspring still around Wetzel County of ASHLEMAN from Switzerland or HASKINS from Albemarle Co. VA Both families lived in late 1800's early 1900's Wetzel Co. Some married>UNDERWOODS & BROOKOVERS. Doug

Jerry Coffman Sun Sep 15 12:41:08 1996
Looking for death records for (1) Sarah (RADABAUGH) LANHAM, last found in 1923 in Buckhannon (Upshur Co.), WV at the age of 81. She was living with her daughter Hattie SLAUGHTER (m. FLOYD in 1922). (2) Hattie (Lanham) Slaughter also was last found in 1923 in Buckhannon at the age of 43. She had at least one daughter named Ressie at that time. In 9/1923 she had surgery at a hospital in the area. Death dates and burial places for Hattie and her mother Sarah would be appreciated.

Gene McDaniels Tue Sep 3 16:40:24 1996
I am searching for information on Aaron McDANIEL who was a veteran of the war of 1812 and lived in Monongalia Co. I believe he was buried in the McDaniels Cemetery at Stone House and that his remains were moved to Marys Chapel Cemetery in 1937 when the Tygart Dam was constructed. I believe he was the son of David McDaniel who in 1790 ran the McDaniels Ferry on the Tygart River at Cecil Station just south of Grafton. Further I believe he is the Father of Aaron S. McDaniel (1791-1866) of Shinnston, Harrison Co., and the grandfather of Aaron McDaniel (1822-1910) who married Satiria GLASSCOCK in Barbour Co in 1845. Confirmation of any of the above or any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Gene McDaniels gene38a@ptconnect.infi.net

Darlene Nussbaum Thu Aug 15 16:43:56 1996
Need information on my great-great grandfather, Joshua REED. He lived in Barbour County until between 1860 and 1870 when he moved to Gilmer County. He was born c. 1830 in VA and married Margaret SMITH b.3/12/1827 in VA. Children were: Lewis Strickland Reed b 4/13/1850, James Granville Reed b. 1852, George Ballard Reed, b 1853, Rachel J. Reed b.7/1856, William A. Reed b. 1858, Hiram S. Reed b. 1860, Robert E. Lee Reed, b. 1863, Icyphene Florence Reed b. 1865 and Floyd Reed, b.1969. I am trying to find out who both he and Margaret's parents were and where they were born.

David Wratchford Fri Aug 9 06:58:38 1996
Looking for any information on the WRATCHFORD, YOKUM, ECHARD, STREETS and FIRTH families.

Jean Aicher Wed Aug 7 14:46:36 1996
Looking for info on John Henry RYDER b.abt 1860 died in 1940's. Also looking for info on the BEVERAGE family around Cloverlick, my grandfather was Renick Beverage. Have some info on the Beverages. My grandmother was Lucy Elizabeth DOYLE, daughter of Idella Dinia TYLER and Robert E. Lee Doyle. She was married to Elmer RIDER, John WHITE\John Henry RYDER, & Tilden CARPENTER, My father was Lloyd Ryder. I also could use info on Colonel John BAXTER and his ancestry. Also Henry DUNCAN and John TYLER. Lucy TACY and Randolph Bernard Tacy (Doctor) Thanks for any info, it is greatly appreciated.

Lisa Reed Boyer Sun Aug 4 04:51:38 1996
I am searching for any information concerning the parents or siblings of John F. REED, born 8 December 1833 in Virginia (although I believe that the territory of Virginia in which he was born is now included within the boundaries of WV, and specifically, Barbour County.) John F. Reed married Nancy HUTCHMAN 29 February 1860 @ Olive Furnace, Lawrence County, Ohio. To this union were born: Henry C. Reed, Annie R. Reed, John Foster Reed, Jr., Rutherford Hayes Reed, Clara Reed, Ella Reed and George Reed. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Betty Freeburn Mon Jul 29 19:10:28 1996
Am searching for information on the death of Thomas J THORN> He died in Feb 1884 in Palestine, Wirt, Wv. He was married to Mary Polly JONES b1797. Any information would be appreciated.

Jeff O'Brien Fri Jul 26 07:59:26 1996
I am trying to find the names of Anthony O'BRIEN's parents. I am not sure where he was born but he died in Clarksburg while residing in Clements. I don't know if his Obituary would list his parents names or not. His date of death was may 14, 1910. I would appreciate any information that would help me break through this dead end. He apparently died in a hospital in Clarksburg of an illness.

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