The Family of
Tunis and Catherine (Propst) McElwain

Tunis, The Patriarch

By Curtis Nelson Wayne, December 1968

It seems that in almost every family history, the lineage goes back to one individual who fathered the clan, a sort of "Devil Anse", as it were. We have chosen as patriarch of the Waynes one Tunis Wayne, beyond which very little is known at this time. From the time of Tunis on down to (but not including) the present generation, the Waynes have been a prolific lot and according to all the rules of mathmatics, should have overpopulated the earth by this time, but such is not the case. The following bits of information should serve to get any of the female members of the family into the DAR, if they be so inclined.

We first find the family of Wayne (sometimes written as Wain, McIlwain, Mucklewaine), in Rockingham County, Virginia. Tunis was born there between 1759 and 1773. His Revolutionary War record says he was born in 1759; the 1850 census indicates he was born between 1760 and 1770; and his gravestone says he was born in 1773. This discrepancy in dates is not unusual--the lack of accurate records have left many people not knowing the exact date on which they were born. In any event, it is interesting to note at this point that our great-grandfather was old enough to fight in the Revolutionary War. This strikes us as being very unusual in the present-day generation.

Tunis fought in the Revolution from Pendleton County, Virginia as an Indian spy. How much spying he actually did is a question that no one can answer. Most of the younger boys at that time fought and tracked Indians. He later drew a pension for his Revolutionary service, but after two years it was taken away. Application for his pension was made in Kanawha County, Virginia (WV).

Tunis married Catherine Propst between 1792 and 1794, and around 1810, he moved to Holly River, Webster County, W. Va., which was at that time Randolph County, Virginia. He brought at least three children with him, the rest were born in Webster County. They crossed the *Elk River in a canoe and came into the Applachian wilderness to make a new home. From the "History and Folklore of Webster County" we find that "George McElwain, son of Tunice McElwain, accompanied his father from Pendleton County to the Holly River about 1810. Returning to Pendleton to drive their stock through, he arrived there at the outbreak of the Second War with England and entered the American Army. When months and years passed without his return, his family decided he had met with misfortune by encountering Indians or wild animals and mourned for him as dead. He did not rejoin his family until the end of the war.

We have been unable to find a satisfactory explanation of the different surnames used over the years. The spelling seems to have been the option of whomever was doing the writing at the time. Perhaps the original name was Wayne but at this time we have no records to indicate this. The records of Rockingham County, Virginia may yield this information some of these days.

Grandfather Jacob Wayne, son of Tunis, moved from Webster to Calhoun County, **Lee District, around 1830. He owned land there at the age of 20, was married three times and had eighteen children. He died and was buried there at the age of eighty-three.

* Cheat & Elk Rivers
** Washington & Lee Districts

HUSBANDTunis Wayne (Mucklewaine)
Birth19 Aug- between 1759 & 1773, Rockingham County, VA
Death14 Nov 1851, Calhoun County, WV
BurialWinner Cemetery (In 1935, listed as Walnut Grove Cemetery), Calhoun County, WV
Marriage1789 Rockingham County, VA
FatherGeorge
MotherNancy
Other wives 
 
WIFECatherine Propst
Birth16 Mar 1773, Pendleton County, WV
Death4 August 1849, Calhoun County, WV
BurialWinner Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV
FatherFrederick Propst
MotherBarbara Swadley
Other husbands 
CHILDREN
BIRTH
DEATH
MARRIAGE
Catherine (died young)1792, Pendleton County, WV  
George10 Feb 1794, Pendleton County, WV1854, Braxton County, WV16 June 1815, Elizabeth Perrine
Barbara18 Mar 1796, Pendleton County, WV16 Oct 1872, Braxton County, WVNathan Davis
Mary27 Nov 1798, Franklin County, VA1845-50, Boone County, WV1820, Samuel Gillispie
Thomas3 Mar 1800, Franklin County, VA17 Aug 1872, Braxton County, WV4 May 1826, Barbara Fisher
Dorotha13 Feb 1806, Pendleton County, WV Aug 1850, Calhoun County, WV27 May 1825, Soloman Nichols
Jacob4 Apr 1810, Pendleton County, WV29 Apr 1893, Calhoun County, WVNancy Barnhouse (McCune); Rebecca Nicholas; Christina Parsons
Elizabeth5 Oct 1813, Nicholas County, WV2 Jan 1880, Calhoun County, WV1 Dec 1829, Henry Starcher
Nancy15 May 1815, Nicholas County, WV1 Nov 1871, Calhoun County, WV7 May 1840, William Starcher
Catherine (named for deceased sister)26 Jan 1808, Pendleton County, VA183-, Nicholas County, WV8 Sept 1825, Zephaniah Nichols

Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • Court Records and United States Census of Pendleton, Randolph, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Boone, Kanawha & Calhoun Counties, West Virginia & Franklin County, VA.

    Deeds of Tunis McElwain:
    Franklin County, VA Courthouse, Book #3, page 553, 4 Nov 1797
    Franklin County, VA Courthouse, Book #5, page 124, 11 Nov 1803

    CLICK HERE
    For The Revolutionary War Pension Papers of Tunis McElwain

    CLICK HERE
    Winner-Ball Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV.
    Graves of Tunice, Catherine & daughter, Nancy.


    The Children of
    Tunis & Catherine (Propst) McElwain

    George McElwain, a soldier of the War of 1812, was a farmer and a stockman. He settled at the mouth of Laurel Creek, then moved to the Amos Fork of Laurel Creek, Webster County, West Virginia, where he remained until his death.

    Thomas McElwain was the first settler on the south side of the Elk River, Braxton County, West Virginia, and he later moved across to the McElwain residence where he resided until his death.

    Tunis McElwain's daughters all married and raised families. Barbara lived in Braxton County, West Virginia, and Mary lived in Boone County, West Virginia. The other four, Dorotha, Catherine, Elizabeth and Nancy, all lived in what is now Calhoun County, West Virginia near their brother, Jacob.

    These children of Tunis and Catherine seem to have taken very seriously the Biblical phrase, "be fruitful and multiply". Seventy-three of their children can be located. There were probably more. Many of their sons were soldiers of the Civil War fighting for both the union and confederate causes.

    As the search goes on for information concerning this great family, not only in number but in deeds, we get a glimpse of the hardships and sufferings they must have endured. The foundation of this great nation was built by these people, so that the generations that come after them can add their deeds and accomplishments without the great sacrifice they made.


    CATHERINE

    Catherine, born 1792 died young. Another daughter was also named Catherine.


    GEORGE

    HUSBANDGeorge McElwain
    Birth10 Feb 1793 or 1794, Pendleton County, WV
    Death1854, Braxton County, WV
    BurialLaurel Creek, Webster County, WV
    Marriage16 June 1815, Randolph County, WV
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other wives 
     
    WIFEElizabeth Ann Perrine
    Birth1798, Greenbrier County, WV
    Death14 June 1876, Webster County, WV
    BurialMcElwain Cemetery, Wainville, WV
    FatherJoseph Perrine
    MotherNancy Lewis
    Other husbands 
    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Nancy8 July 1819, Braxton County, WV2 Feb 1852, Braxton County, WVIsaac Weese
    Catherine2 Feb 1821, Braxton County, WV21 July 1858, Braxton County, WVEnos Weese
    Dianna15 June 1822, Braxton County, WV26 July 1884, Webster County, WVAdam Goff
    Andrew7 Jan 1826, Braxton County, WV30 Oct 18881850, Margaret Sawyer
    Jane29 Dec 1827, Braxton County, WV3 Dec 19081851, William Woods
    Rachel18 Nov 1829, Braxton County, WV 1)Marshall Triplett
    2)John Givens
    Lewis Propst18 May 1832, Braxton County, VA2 Nov 1911, Webster County, WV8 Feb 1854, Matilda Hickman
    Elizabeth17 Feb 1833, Braxton County, WV19121)Jack Renolds
    2) George Adkinson
    George17 April 1840, Braxton County, WV18 Sept 189929 Oct 1868, Sarah Newman
    Jerusha25 July 1842, Braxton County, WV3 July 19091867, William Hoover

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Braxton, Webster, Nicholas and Pendleton Counties, West Virginia
  • County Court Records for Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Randolph and Pendleton Counties, West Virginia

    The Children of
    George and Elizabeth (Perrine)McElwain

    Nancy, Catherine and Dianna, the three oldest daughters of George McElwain, all settled around Wainville. They all had families. The two older daughters died in their thirties and Dianna lived to be sixty-two.

    Andrew, Lewis and George all settled in Webster County. All of the sons, including the two older sons who were Justices of the Peace, were farmers. Lewis was considered one of the best stockraisers in the country. He believed in the cause of the south and had his house burned during the Civil War by sympathizers of the Union cause.

    Jane, Rachel and Jerusha were probably the most informed persons in central West Virginia about the early settlements and the people. they had a wonderful collection of family traditions and historical background and could not relate details of all the happenings that occurred in that area.

    Rachael's and Elizabeth's husbands were both killed during the Civil War; both remarried. Rachael stayed in Webster County and Elizabeth lived in Pochahontas County and then moved on to the State of Washington where she died. Jerusha and Jane lived in the Wainsville area and raised their families.

    The Grandchildren of
    George & Elizabeth (Perrine)McElwain

    (I) Nancy married Isaac Weese, b. 1838 Pendleton County, WV, son of Abraham Weese.

    1.) Martha, b. 1845 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Andrew, b. 1847 Braxton County, WV, married Louisa Morton, b. 1854.

    3.) Addison, b. 3 Dec 1848 Braxton County, WV, married Rachel Carpenter.

    4.) Angeline (Nancy), b. 1850 Braxton County, WV, married Allen Green.

    (II) Catherine married Enos Weese, b. 1821, son of Abraham Weese.

    1.) George, b. 1841 Braxton County, WV, married ____ McElwain.

    2.) Abraham Lewis, b. 1843 Braxton County, WV. Killed at Bull Run, Civil War.

    3.) Felding Mark, b. 5 April 1845 Braxton County, WV, d. 25 May 1918, married Sarah McAvoy, b. 1849.

    4.) John Wesley, b. 21 Mar 1848 Braxton County, WV, d. 3 April 1919, married Florinda Dobbins, daughter of Rev. William Dobbins.

    5.) Ruben, b. 1849 Braxton County, WV, married ____Givens.

    6.) Elizabeth, b. 1851 Braxton County, WV, married Porterfield Morton.

    7.) Virginia, b. 1853 Braxton County, WV, married Grafton Adkinson, lived in Weston.

    8.) Dianah, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV, married Wesley Shaver 31 Nov 1877.

    9.) Mary Catherine, b. 1858 Braxton County, WV, married Martin Short.

    10.) Sarah

    (III) Dianna married Abraham Goff, b. 1817 Monongalia County, WV, d. 14 Jan 1893.

    1.) Mary J., b. 1840, Braxton County, WV, married Johnson C. Barker.

    2.) Thomas M., b. 1845 Braxton County, WV, married Rachel Morton, b. 1849.

    3.) John, b. 1847, Braxton County, WV, married Ellen Wright, b. Feb 1849.

    4.) Louisa, b. 1849 Braxton County, WV, married (1) Albert Brady and (2) John Robers.

    5.) George, b. 1852 Braxton County, WV, married Elizabeth Morton, b. 1852.

    6.) Albert, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV.

    7.) Benjamin F., b. Jan 1859, Braxton County, WV, married Emma Givens, daughter of Adam Givens.

    8.) Isaac, b. Dec 1862 Webster County, WV, married Rhoda Carpenter, b. Sept 1861.

    (IV) Andrew married Margaret Sawyer, b. 1831, d. 4 Nov 1899, daughter of John Sawyer.

    1.) Thomas S., b. 15 Feb 1851 Braxton County, WV, d. Nov 1899, married Rebecca, b. July 1867.

    2.) William Dixon, b. 13 Aug 1852 Braxton County, WV, d. 3 Nov 1950, married Elizabeth.

    3.) George Solomon, b. 12 Jan 1854 Braxton County, WV, d. 12 May 1922, married Mary Francis Adkins, b. 7 Sept 1857, d. 15 Feb 1944 Webster County, WV, daughter of James Allen and Elizabeth Jane (Young) Adkins or Adkison.

    4.) Jackson Lewis, b. 1856 Braxton County, WV, married Eliza James 25 Nov 1875.

    5.) Enos W., b. 1858 Braxton County, WV, married Emma James.

    6.) Preston M., b. 23 Nov 1859 Braxton County, WV, d. 7 May 1933, married (1) Rebecca Miller, b. June 1856 (2) Pamley (Seirs)Chandlers, b. 26 Jan 1864, d. 16 Dec 1941, daughter of Elizah and Susan Chandlers.

    7.) Kate (Susan), b. 1861.

    8.) Robert

    (V) Jane married William Woods, b. 1826, d. 1914, son of John and Rebecca (Hannah) Woods.

    1.) Joseph, b. 1852 Braxton County, WV, married 5 Mar 1874 Virginia Barker, b. 1853.

    2.) Harrison, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) Isaac, b. 1857 Braxton County, WV.

    4.) William, b. 1859 Braxton County, WV.

    5.) Thomas Jackson, b. 1862 Webster County, WV.

    6.) Warden Rogers, b. 1865 Webster County, WV.

    7.) Elizabeth, b. 1867 Webster County, WV.

    8.) Lewis, b. 1869 Webster County, WV, married 22 Mar 1892, Margaret Elizabeth Hickman, b. 1872 Nicholas County, WV.

    9.) Clayton

    (VI) Rachel married (1) John Givens and (2) Marshall Triplett, b. 22 Mar 1811, son of Hedgman and Mary (McClanahan) Trippit(sp?).

    1.) Mary, b. 1849 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Clarissa, b. 1852 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) Samuel Kyle, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV.

    4.) Katherine, b. 1857 Braxton County, WV.

    5.) George, b. 1859 Webster County, WV.

    6.) Hedgman, b. 1867 Webster County, WV.

    (VII) Lewis Propst married Matilda Mary Hickman, b. 7 April 1832 Bath County, VA, d. 19 Feb 1912 Webster County, WV, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Walker) Hickman.

    1.) Rhoda, b. 7 Nov 1854 Braxton County, WV, married Samuel McAvoy.

    2.) Hannah, b. 2 July 1856 Braxton County, WV, d. 12 May 1861.

    3.) Martha, b. 13 Sept 1858, d. 1932 Braxton County, WV, married Andrew Green, b. 1856, d. 1932, buried McElwain Cemetery, Wainsville.

    4.) Tunis Ward, b. 22 April 1860, d. 25 Aug 1916 Webster County, WV, married 6 Sept 1902 Lillian A. Johnson, b. 13 Nov 1870, d. 12 July 1953, daughter of James and Rebecca (Perrine) Johnson.

    5.) Catherine W., born 10 Jan 1862 Webster County, WV, married ____ Woods.

    6.) Mary M., b. 4 April 1866 Webster County, WV, married Jackson Hall.

    7.) Ann Jerusha, b. 12 Nov 1868 Webster County, WV, married Benjamin Franklin Dodrill 20 Dec 1889.

    8.) Ida L., b. 4 Nov 1871, married Luther H. Moffett 26 Nov 1895.

    9.) Infant Daughter

    (VIII) Elizabeth married (1) George Adkinson and (2) Jack Renolds.

    1.) Elizabeth, b. 1858

    2.) Mary

    3.) George

    4.) Haze

    (IX) George married Sarah C. Newman, b. 29 April 1841, d. Spring 1905, daughter of Nathan F. and Permelia (Thornhill) Newman.

    1.) Permelia A., b. 12 July 1869 Webster County, WV, married 1 Nov 1894 William Edward Morton, d. 31 July 1938.

    2.) Francenia J., b. 30 Mar 1871 Webster County, WV, d. 20 Dec 1876.

    3.) Elizabeth A., b. 10 Mar 1873 Webster County, WV, d. 10 Dec 1876.

    4.) Nathan Alfred, b. 27 Jan 1876 Webster County, WV, d. 30 May 1958, married 24 Dec 1896, Alice Cochran, b. 5 Nov 1878, d. 31 Jan 1947.

    (X) Jerusha married William Hoover, b. 1845, d. 1890, son of John and Cynthia Hoover.

    1.) Lucinda, b. 1868 Webster County, WV, married William Hoover 2 Oct 1892.

    2.) Marshall, b. 1869 Webster County, WV.

    3.) Qurrin, b. 1871 Webster County, WV.

    4.) John, b. 1872 Webster County, WV.

    5.) Dropen, b. 1874 Webster County, WV.

    6.) George, b. 1876 Webster County, WV.

    7.) Mason, b. 1877 Webster County, WV.

    8.) Ethel, b. 1879 Webster County, WV, married 18 April 1900 Webster County, WV, Malelus Hoover, b. 1870.


    BARBARA

    HUSBANDNathan Callender Davis
    Birth1793, Randolph County, WV
    Death18 May 1857, Braxton County, WV
    BurialUnknown
    MarriageUnknown
    FatherDuke Davis
    MotherUnknown
    Other wives 
     
    WIFEBarbara McElwain
    Birth18 Mar 1796, Pendleton County, WV
    Death16 Oct 1872, Braxton County, WV
    BurialUnknown
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other husbands 

    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Catherine1813, Braxton County, WV Thurman Tenney
    Tunis1814 Braxton County, WV 24 Dec 1840, Keziah Givens
    George1822, Braxton County, WV Never married
    Nathaniel Colender1827, Braxton County, WV Elizabeth
    Elizabeth20 Mar 1831, Braxton County, WV Jonathan Friend
    Nancy1833, Braxton County, WV Peter Couger
    Mary15 Sept 1838, Braxton County, WV 8 June 1854, George Deem

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census, Braxton County, West Virginia
  • County Court Records, Braxton County, West Virginia

    The Grandchildren of
    Nathan and Barbara (McElwain) Davis

    (I) Catherine married Thurman Tenney.

    1.) Maria, b. 1836.

    2.) Alfred, b. 1838.

    3.) Sherman, b. 1842.

    4.) James, b. 1845.

    5.) Barbara Ann, b. 1848.

    (II) Tunis married Keziah Givens, b. 1818, daughter of David and (Miss Lamastas) Givens.

    1.) Rosanna, b. 1840 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Emarence, b. 1842 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) Nathaniel, b. 1845 Braxton County, WV.

    4.) Henry, b. 1848 Braxton County, WV.

    5.) Meleen, b. 1853, Braxton County, WV.

    (III) Nathaniel Callender married Elizabeth, b. 1833.

    1.) William, b. 1853 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Lerenzo, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) John, b. 1857 Braxton County, WV.

    (IV) Elizabeth married Jonathan Friend, b. 5 June 1833, son of Jonathan Caldwell and Eliza Jane (Rugless) Friend, grandson of Jacob Friend. (Jonathan Friend was born in Braxton County, WV and so were all of his children. His father, Jonathan Caldwell Sr., was born in Pendleton County, WV.)

    1.) Miles Mounterville, b. 15 June 1859, married Eliza Jane Carr 26 Feb 1880.

    2.) George Washington, b. 6 July 1860, d. 12 August 1862.

    3.) Jonathan McDonald, b. 27 May 1862, married Mary Hall 5 June 1886.

    4.) Margaret Ann, b. 22 Mar 1865, married Luther H. James 10 Aug 1885.

    5.) Mary Leanna, b. 18 August 1868, married John F. Stewart 2 June 1886.

    6.) Roxy Norris, b. 20 April 1870.

    (V) Nancy married Peter Couger, b. April 1828, son of John and Mary (Moyer) Couger.

    1.) Marietta, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV, married Morgan Pierson 10 Oct 1872, son of Henry and Sarah Pierson.

    2.) Thomas, b. 1856 Braxton County, WV, d. 1859.

    3.) Alfred, b. 1857 Braxton County, WV, married M. C. Duffield 7 June 1872.

    4.) Effie, b. Braxton County, WV.

    5.) Francis, b. 9 Dec 1861 Braxton County, WV, d. 24 May 1937 Braxton County, WV.

    6.) George, b. 1864 Braxton County, WV, married Samantha L. Tinney 4 Dec 1887.

    7.) John L., b. 1867 Braxton County, WV.

    8.) Payton, b. 1869 Braxton County, WV.

    9.) Patrick, b. 1871 Braxton County, WV, married Ellie J. Nelson 11 Nov 1894.

    10.) Kittie, b. 1874 Braxton County, WV, married E. H. Pierson 26 April 1894.

    11.) Ida, b. Jan 1881 Braxton County, WV, married J. D. Rutherford, b. 1877.

    (VI) Mary married George Deem, b. Feb 1831, son of John and Elizabeth Deem.

    1.) Fleming, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Tunis, b. 1858 Braxton County, WV, married Sarah J. Pierson 2 Dec 1880.

    3.) Felix, b. 1860 Braxton County, WV, married A. M. Henry 17 Mar 1880, b. 1843 Roane County, WV.

    4.) Susan, b. 1865 Braxton County, WV, married Frank Skidmore 5 Jan 1886, b. 1861.

    5.) Thomas J., b. 1867 Braxton County, WV, married 21 Mar 1895 Matilda Friend, b. 1869.

    6.) Catherine E., b. 1870 Braxton County, WV, married 14 Jan 1885 S. M. Matheny, b. 1861.

    7.) Ranson, b. Braxton County, WV, d. 1875 Braxton County, WV.

    8.) Etta Ann, b. 1872 Braxton County, WV.

    9.) Levi J., b. Dec 1878 Braxton County, WV, married Ada Johnson 18 Sept 1901.

    10.) Sankey B., b. July 1879 Braxton County, WV, married Ellie Cogar 3 Sept 1903.

    11.) Emsey B., b. Oct 1882 Braxton County, WV.


    MARY

    HUSBANDSamuel Gillispie
    Birth1798, Bath County, VA
    Death186-, Boone County, VA
    BurialUnknown
    Marriage1820, Kanawha County, WV
    FatherThephilia Gillispie
    MotherUnknown
    Other wivesUnknown
     
    WIFEMary McElwain
    Birth27 Nov 1798, Franklin County, VA
    Death184-, Boone County, WV
    BurialUnknown
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other husbandsNone

    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Samuel H.*1821, Kanawha County, WV22 July 1894, Boone County, WVMary Jane Rensillaer
    Mary1823, Kanawha County, WVUnknown28 Sept 1865, Poindexter Toney(Tonny)
    Street1830, Kanawha County, WVUnknownUnknown
    SusanNov 1831, Kanawha County, WVUnknownC. C. Turley
    FrancisJune 1834Kanawha County, WV26 Aug 1860, Henrietta Hughes
    Sarah Laviniah1838, Kanawha County, WVUnknown7 Feb 1861, Francis Wilson Meadows
    Latteus1845, Kanawha County, WV1881, Boone County, WVNever married

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Kanawha and Boone Counties, West Virginia
  • County Court Records for Kanawha and Boone Counties, West Virginia
  • * Boone County Death record says that Samuel is the son of George and Julia Gillispie. Information given by daughter-in-law.

    The Grandchildren of
    Samuel and Mary (McElwain) Gillispie

    (I) Samuel Henry married Mary J. Rensillaer, b. Sept 1826 Kanawha County, WV, daughter of Van or Jane (Curtis) Rensellaer.

    1.) Nancy Jane, b. Dec 1852 Boone County, WV, married John Wade 24 Feb 1880, son of Joshua and Margaret Wade.

    2.) Eliza, b. 1853 Boone County, WV, d. 22 Feb 1857 Boone County, WV.

    3.) Roxie Ann, b. 2 April 1855 Boone County, WV, married Lewis E. Epling 29 Dec 1879, son of Anthony and Amelia (Harless) Epling.

    4.) Samuel H., b. Mar 1857 Boone County, WV, married Emma Barker, daughter of Joseph E. and Mary E. Barker.

    5.) Elizabeth, b. Oct 1860 Boone County, WV, married M. A. G. Gillespie 17 Feb 1885.

    6.) James, b. 1863 Boone County, WV, d. 7 July 1869 Boone County, WV.

    7.) Gilbert, b. 1866 Boone County, WV, d. 26 July 1877.

    8.) Van R., b. 1850 Boone County, WV, died young.

    (II) Mary M. married Poindexter Toney, b. 1818 Kanawha County, WV, son of Poindexter and Jane(Lilly) Toney.

    (III) Susan married C. C. Turley, b. April 1830.

    (IV) Francis married Henrietta Hughes, b. Aug 1834.

    1.) Manerva A., b. 1861 Boone County, WV, married John L. Toney, son of Robert and Jane (Kirk) Toney.

    2.) Charles, b. May 1862 Boone County, WV, married Betty Morris.

    3.) Emma, b. Dec 1863 Boone County, WV, married Frank W. Chandler, b. Dec 1860.

    4.) Oscar L., b. Dec 1865 Boone County, WV, d. 12 April 1882 Boone County, WV.

    5.) Jefferson D., b. Oct 1868 Boone County, WV.

    6.) Philip, b. July 1869 Boone County, WV.

    7.) Samuel R., b. Feb 1870 Boone County, WV, d. 1870.

    8.) Francis, b. 1871 Boone County, WV.

    9.) Sarah, b. 14 April 1873 Boone County, WV.

    10.) Nora, b. 1875 Boone County, WV.

    11.) Henrietta, b. 1877 Boone County, WV.

    12.) Edna, b. 8 June 1880, Boone County, WV

    (V) Sarah married Francis Wilson Meadows, b. Mar 1829 Kanawha County, WV, son of Francis and Rhoda (Road) Meadows.

    1.) Hester, b. 1866 Boone County, WV.

    2.) Seymour, b. Aug 1868 Boone County, WV

    3.) Okey, b. 4 March 1871 Boone County, WV

    4.) Emma (Ora), b. 1 July 1873 Boone County, WV, married ____ Workman.

    5.) Frank, b. Jan 1876 Boone County, WV.

    6.) Ira, b. Feb 1878 Boone County, WV.


    THOMAS

    HUSBANDThomas McElwain
    Birth3 Mar 1800, Pendleton County, WV
    Death17 Aug 1872, Braxton County, WV
    BurialUnknown
    Marriage4 May 1826, Nicholas County, WV
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other wives 
     
    WIFEBarbara Fisher
    Birth1800, Pendleton County, WV
    DeathUnknown
    BurialUnknown
    FatherUnknown
    MotherUnknown
    Other husbands 

    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    ArchibaldJan 1827, Randolph County, WVUnknown1) Reno Gillaspi
    2) Sarah Sowyers
    Jonathan1829, Braxton County, WV3 Oct 1897Unknown
    Andrew1834, Braxton County, WVUnknownMartha Hickman
    Van BruanMar 1835, Braxton County, WVUnknownHannah
    Susan22 Jan 1837, Braxton County, WV9 Dec 1861, Braxton County, WV24 Nov 1857, Ephram Berry
    Louise1839, Braxton County, WVUnknown10 Oct 1854, Ballard Rogers
    WilliamApril 1839, Braxton County, WV20 Nov 1904, Braxton County, WV3 Dec 1868, Eleanor Skidmore
    HenrySept 1840, Braxton County, WVUnknown9 Jan 1873, Eliza Knight
    Herman1844, Braxton County, WVUnknownUnknown

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Braxton, Webster, Nicholas and Pendleton Counties, West Virginia

  • County Court Records for Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Randolph and Pendleton Counties, West Virginia and Franklin County, Virginia


    The Grandchildren of
    Thomas and Barbara (Fisher)McElwain

    (I) Archibald married (1)Sarah Sowyers, b. 1824, d. 20 Dec 1876, daughter of Elizabeth and Sampson Sowyers, (2) Reno Gillaspi, b. Aug 1835 Allegheny County, PA.

    1.) Catherine, b. 1853, Braxton County, WV.

    2.) _____, b. 26 Nov 1854 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) Mary, b. 1857 Braxton County, WV.

    4.) William Ephraim, b. 3 July 1861 Webster County, WV, d. 10 Nov 1924 Webster County, WV.

    5.) Vanburan, b. 2 June 1862 Webster County, WV, d. 10 Nov 1924 Webster County, WV.

    6.) Jericia, b. 1864 Webster County, WV

    7.) Thomas, b. 21 April 1867 Webster County, WV, d. 3 Nov 1954

    (II) Andrew married Martha Hickman, b 1837.

    1.) Arthur, b. 1851 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Barbara, b. 1853 Braxton County, WV

    3.) George, b. 1855 Braxton County, WV

    4.) Mary, B. 1857 Braxton County, WV

    5.) Albert, b. 1859 Braxton County, WV

    (III) Vanbruan married Hannah, b. 1840.

    1.) Luther, b. 1858 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Rebecca, b. 1860 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) Hetty, b. 1862 Braxton County, WV

    4.) Harriett, b. 1866 Braxton County, WV

    5.) Jusuah, b. 4 Sept 1868 Braxton County, WV, d. 21 Nov 1868.

    6.) Lilly, b. 19 Aug 1869 Braxton County, WV.

    (IV) Susan married Ephram Berry, son of Joel and Elizabeth Berry.

    1.) Andrew, b. 1858 Braxton County, WV

    (V) Louise married Ballard Rogers, b. 30 Mar 1831, son of John and Melinda (Wilson) Rogers.

    1.) Sarah, b. 1856 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Thomas b. 1858 Braxton County, WV, married 3 Aug 1883 R. A. Bender, b. 1866

    3.) Florence, b. 1867 Braxton County, WV.

    4.) Ida, b. 1870 Braxton County, WV, married 2 July 1891 Charles Remley Brown, b. 1870.

    5.) Jerusha Susan died young.

    6.) Elijah David died young.

    (VI) William married Eleanor Skidmore, b. Nov 1848, daughter of Allen and Sally Skidmore.

    1.) Samuel, b. 1869 Braxton County, WV.

    2.) Saliatheal, b. 1873 Braxton County, WV.

    3.) Susan, b. 1871 Braxton County, WV, married 3 Sept 1894 William A. Smarr, b. 1866.

    4.) Thomas, b. Dec 1877 Braxton County, WV.

    (VII) Henry H. married Eliza Knight, daughter of Lewis and Nancy Knight

    1.) Rosa Dell, b. 1874 Braxton County,WV, married William Baxter 7 Aug 1892.

    2.) William, b. Dec 1875 Braxton County, WV, married Mary O.

    3.) Emma, b. 1876 Braxton County, WV.

    4.) Lewis, b. 1877 Braxton County, WV.

    5.) Ranson, b. Oct 1875.


    DOROTHA

    HUSBANDSolomon Nichols
    Birth18 Jan 1801, Randolph County, WV
    Death30 Jan 1887, Calhoun County, WV
    BurialBeech, Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV
    Marriage27 May 1825, Nicholas County, WV
    FatherLeven
    MotherMargaret Mace
    Other wivesPermelia (Schoolcraft) Hall, daughter of Jacob & Rebecca(Parsons)
    Schoolcraft. Rebecca daughter of Charles Parsons.
     
    WIFEDorotha McElwain (McWain)
    Birth13 Feb 1806, Pendleton County, WV
    DeathAug 1850, Gilmer County, WV
    BurialUnknown
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other husbands 

    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Tunis1826, Nicholas County, WVUnknown1 Feb 1874, Jane Webb
    Ruben1829, Kanawha County, WV2 Apr 1913 Roane County, WV15 Nov 1857, Catherine Hall
    Nancy27 June 1831, Kanawha County, WV24 Sept 1918, Calhoun County, WVJosiah Starcher
    Anna1834, Kanawha County, WVUnknown18 Apr 1860, Given Lynch
    Isaac1836, Kanawha County, WVUnknown5 Feb 1861, Sarah Jane Starcher
    James1839, Kanawha County, WVUnknown13 Apr 1865, Margaret Webb
    William1842, Kanawha County, WVUnknownUnknown
    Charles12 Aug 1846, Gilmer County, WV30 Sept 1930, Roane County, WV8 Apr 1867, Matilda Starcher

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Gilmer, Roane, Nicholas, Kanawha and Calhoun Counties, West Virginia
  • County Court Records for Gilmer, Roane, Nicholas, Kanawha and Calhoun Counties, West Virginia
  • Cemeteries in Roane and Calhoun Counties, West Virginia


    The Grandchildren of
    Solomon and Dorotha (McElwain) Nichols

    (I) Tunis married Jane (Moore) Web, b. 1840

    1.) Mary, b. 1866 Roane County, WV.

    2.) Victoria, b. 1870 Roane County, WV.

    3.) Solomon, b. 1872, Roane County, WV.

    4.) Liberlah, b. 1878 Roane County, WV.

    (II) Ruben married Catherine Hall, b. 1839.

    1.) Charles J., b. 2 Sept 1858, married Eliza Greathouse, b. 1861, d. 25 June 1930, daughter of Samuel and Sidney Greathouse.

    2.) Isaack, b. 1860 Calhoun County, WV, married 18 Feb 1887 Johannah Boggs, b. 1862 Roane County, WV, daughter of Jno and Drusilla Boggs.

    3.) Josiah, b. 1866 Calhoun County, WV, married 23 Nov 1888 Lillie Greathouse, b. 1867 Calhoun County, WV.

    4.) Given, b. 1868 Calhoun County, WV, married 9 Dec 1886 Nancy Starcher, b. 1849 Calhoun County, WV.

    5.) Manlo, b. 1869 Roane County, WV.

    6.) Calvin N., b. 1871 Roane County, WV, married 8 Aug 1894 Verchie Carpenter, b. 1855 Roane County, WV.

    7.) Anis, b. 1876 Roane County, WV, married 1 Jan 1899 Addie Chancey, b. 1880 Roane County, WV.

    8.) Thomas, b. 1880 Roane County, WV, married 17 Nov 1904 Melissa Nichols, b. 1877 Roane County, WV.

    9.) Harriet, b. 5 Mar 1882 Roane County, WV, d. 24 Oct 1963 Wood County, WV, married (all from Roane County, WV) (1) 2 Nov 1905, Daniel J. Webb (2) 9 Apr 1941, Connodore Nutter (3) 23 Aug 1951, Charles Starcher.

    (III) Nancy married Josiah Starcher, b. 6 Aug 1830, d. 21 May 1915, son of Daniel and Nancy (Brannon) Starcher. Nancy and Josiah are buried in the Wayne Cemetery, Beech, Calhoun County, WV.

    1.) John, b. 3 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1932.

    2.) Lucy, b. 29 Mar 1864, d. 11 Nov 1933, buried Wayne Cemetery.

    3.) Anna, b. 15 Aug 1899 Roane County, WV, married William D. Dillon 31 May 1891 Roane County, WV.

    4.) Bethshabe, b. 10 Feb 1868 Roane County, WV

    5.) Bell, b. 15 Nov 1868 Roane County, WV, married 15 Feb 1891 Roane County, WV, LeRoy Bissell, b. 1843.

    6.) William, b. 1871.

    7.) Aramand, b. 1855 Roane County, WV, married 26 April 1874 Nathaniel Ellison, b. 1850, son of William Ellison.

    8.) Leverna, b. 1858 Roane County, WV, married William King, b. 1853.

    (IV) Anna married Given Lynch, b. 1824 Lewis County, WV, son of George and Mary Lynch.

    1.) James, b. 1860 Calhoun County, WV.

    2.) Marietta, b. 1864 Calhoun County, WV, married 11 Aug 1880 James Laughlin, b. 1859 Calhoun County, WV, son of Abra and Dianna Laughlin.

    3.) Nancy B., b. 1866 Calhoun County, WV, married S. C. Barkhouse 25 Dec 1889 Calhoun County, WV.

    4.) Charles Rufus, b. Aug 1867 Calhoun County, WV, married 9 Oct 1899, Leila Staats, b. Jan 1879 Calhoun County, WV, daughter of Thomas and Mary Staats.

    5.) Benjamin May, b. 1869 Calhoun County, WV, married 13 June 1897, Gertie Staats, b. 1873, daughter of Thomas and Mary Staats.

    6.) Roskselina, b. 1875.

    (V) Isaac married Sarah Jane Starcher, daughter of William and Nancy (Tanner) Starcher.

    1.) Ruben, b. 1863 Calhoun County, WV, married 31 July 1884 Luverna Starcher, b. Calhoun County, WV.

    2.) Nancy Jane, b. 1866 Calhoun County, WV.

    3.) Ida, b. 1869 Calhoun County, WV.

    4.) Karline, b. 1872 Calhoun County, WV, married 6 Dec 1877 Jacob Carpenter, son of David and Rebecca (Starcher) Carpenter.

    5.) James, b. 1874 Calhoun County, WV, married 2 Dec 1899, Mary Ash, daughter of E. J. Ash.

    6.) Ava, b. 1876 Roane County, WV.

    7.) Roseta, b. 1879 Roane County, WV

    (VI) James married Margaret Webb, b. 1842, daughter of Milton and Elizabeth Webb.

    (VII) William

    (VIII) Charles married 8 April 1867 Matilda Starcher, b. 25 Aug 1849, d. 11 Sept 1924, buried Dry Hill Cemetery.

    1.) Lazana, b. 1871 Roane County, WV, married 7 Mar 1891 Leander Wyatt, b. 1856 Roane County, WV.

    2.) Virginia, b. 1872, Roane County, WV.

    3.) Dulcie Jane, b. Aug 1874 Roane County,WV.

    4.) William E., b. July 1877 Roane County, WV.

    5.) Lake E., b. 21 Feb 1879 Roane County, WV, d. 28 Feb 1890.

    6.) Nancy, b. 14 Oct 1880, Roane County, WV, 6 Feb 1890.

    7.) Lelia, b. 29 Jan 1882 Roane County, WV, d. 5 Feb 1890.

    8.) Lucretia, b. 10 May 1885 Roane County, WV, d. 5 Feb 1890.

    9.) Nellie, b. Apr 1888 Roane County, WV, married 25 Nov 1909 L. L. Mace, b. 1871.

    10.) Hattie, b. Sept 1891 Roane County, WV, married 3 Sept 1913 R. S. Snodgrass, b. 1884.


    JACOB

    JACOB WAYNE and his descendants are the subject of Part III of this publication.


    ELIZABETH

    HUSBANDHenry Starcher
    Birth1807, Kanawha County, WV
    Deathc1880
    BurialUnknown
    Marriage1 Dec 1829, Kanawha County, WV
    FatherPhillip
    MotherRebecca Mace or Mary Bush
    Other wives 
     
    WIFEElizabeth Wayne (Mcelwain)
    Birth1813, Nicholas County, WV
    Death2 Jan 1880, Nicholas County, WV
    Burial 
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other husbands 

    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Dortha1836, Kanawha County, WV189-Samuel Copen
    George1837, Kanawha County, WVUnknown30 July 1857, Caroline Nutter
    Jacob10 July 1844, Jackson County, WV10 Mar 1922, Roane County, WV1)19 July 1866, Margaret Sampson
    2) 13 Aug 1892 Roane County, WV, Martha (Curtis) Short
    3) 7 Feb 1896, Roane County, WV, Emma (McCoy) Redman
    4) 8 Dec 1897, Sarah Jane Marks
    Marshall1846, Kanawha County,WV Unknown12 Aug 1875, Louisa Husk
    Greenburg14 Dec 1849, Gilmer County, WV25 Oct 1859, Calhoun County, WV 
    RebeccaDec 1832, Kanawha County, WVUnknown16 May 1849, David Carpenter

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Calhoun and Wood Counties, West Virginia
  • County Court Records for Gilmer and Kanawha Counties, West Virginia

    The Grandchildren of
    Henry and Elizabeth (McElwain) Starcher

    (I) Dortha married Samuel Copen

    1.) Thompson, b. May 1853 Nicholas County, WV, married 18 June 1875 Clay County, WV, Barshaba Tanner, b. May 1857 Clay County, WV, daughter of Jefferson and Nancy Tanner.

    2.) Hester, b. June 1854.

    3.) Sarah, b. 24 Feb 1855 Gilmer County, WV.

    4.) Durzella, b. Feb 1857 Calhoun County, WV, married 26 April 1877 Clay County, WV, Peter Jarvis, b. 1859 Clay County, WV, son of Thomas and Julia Jarvis.

    (II) George W. married 30 July 1857 Caroline Nutter, b. 26 Dec 1839 Jackson County, WV, daughter of Isaac and M. Ann (Holbert) Nutter.

    1.) Columbus, b. 7 Apr. 1858, married Sarah Stalnaker 24 Dec 1882, daughter of Rev. Andrew and Eunice (Brown) Stalnaker.

    2.) Jefferson, b. 1862, married 12 Apr 1882 Roane County, WV, Mary Mace.

    3.) Malala, b. 1864, married (1) ____ Mace, (2) 23 Sept 1882, James Wright, Calhoun County, WV.

    4.) Mary, b. 1867, married Isaac Mace 3 Nov 1882.

    5.) Clarinda, b. 1870, married 7 Sept 1885 Porter Boice, b. 1862 Wirt County.

    6.) Ruth, b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 16 Jan 1954 Wood County, WV, married John Wm. Richards, b. 10 Feb 1862 Wirt County, WV, d. Wood County, WV 29 Dec 1939.

    7.) Nathan, b. 1872, married 26 Aug 1894 Sophronia Starcher, daughter of Hezekiah and Rosann (Mace) Starcher.

    8.) Delpha, b. 1874.

    9.) Addison, b. 6 June 1879, d. 22 Oct 1950 Spencer, WV, married Lillie Mace, d. 29 June 1958 Spencer, WV, buried Starcher Cemetery.

    10.) Roy, born about 1889. Son says father was 11 years old in 1900.

    11.) Saline, b. 1860 Calhoun County, WV, married 5 Dec 1880 Leonard Brannon, b. 16 Sept 1856, son of John Jr. and Ann Brannon.

    (III) Jacob, b. 10 July 1844, married (1) 19 July 1866, Margaret Sampson, b. Greene County, PA, daughter of Havy and Anna Sampson.(2) 13 Aug 1892 Roane County, WV, Martha (Curtis) Short, b. 9 April 1856 Lewis County, WV, daughter of William and Rebecca (Wetzel) Curtis. Martha was the widow of Josephus Short with whom she had children. (3) 7 Feb 1896 Roane County, WV, Emma (McCoy) Redman, widow of Charles Redman. Jacob and Emma were divorced. She was born 1868. (4) 8 Dec 1897, Sarah Jane Marks, b. Oct 1868, d. 1943, daughter of James and Bettie Marks.

    Children with Margaret Sampson

    1.) Marshall Jenkins, b. 15 Jan 1869 Calhoun County, WV, d. 8 Aug 1947, buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV, married 17 Oct 1893, Margaret Blake, b. 5 July 1875 Barbour County, WV, d. 17 Jan 1938, daughter of John Thomas and Emily Susan (Allen) Blake.

    2.) Dorotha, b. 16 Mar 1870 Calhoun County, WV, married 15 April 1889 Calhoun County, WV Josiah Church, son of Henry Church.

    3.) Rozey Belle Starcher, b. 6 Mar 1872, d. 20 July 1947, buried Winner Cemetery, married 3 Dec 1892 William Camden Roberts, b. 17 Sept 1872 Wetzel County, WV, d. 11 Aug 1955, son of John Wesley and Catherine (Sapp) Roberts.

    4.) Elizabeth, b 1874 Calhoun County, WV, married Gay Carpenter.

    5.) Malon, b. 5 Mar 1875, married 6 June 1896, Sarah Marks, b. 1881, daughter of Samuel and Martha Marks.

    6.) Neal Martin (Cornelius), b. 18 Apr 1877 Calhoun County, WV, d. 13 Apr 1964 Roane County, WV, buried Gibson Cemetery, married (1) 25 Aug 1896 Olive Blake, b. 24 March 1879, d. 14 Nov 1957, daughter of John Thomas and Emily Susan (Allen) Blake, (2) Grace N. Sampson, b. 24 Mar 1872, d. 5 May 1966, daughter of Preston and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Sampson.

    7.) Jemima (Mima), b. 18 April 1879, Calhoun County, WV, d. 18 May 1958, married (1) 24 Aug 1895, L. R. Sickle, b. 1865 Marshall County, WV, son of T. N. & S. E. Sickle, (2) 15 Feb 1903 Calhoun County, WV, George Whytsell, b. 11 June 1882, d. 15 Dec 1968, son of Charles Whytsell, buried in Starcher Cemetery.

    Child with Martha Curtis

    8.) Minnie, b. 8 Mar 1893 Roane County, WV, married 18 June 1910 Lloyd Roberts, b. 1889.

    Children with Sarah Jane Marks

    9.) George Dare Habron, b. 27 Dec 1899, d. 7 Dec 1934 Roane County, WV, buried Groundhog Cemetery, married 22 Dec 1922 Roane County, WV, Ada Bell Tanner, b. 1920.

    10.) Earl Vincent, b. 21 April 1902 Calhoun County, WV, married 18 Jan 1931 Roane County, WV, Mary Hilt, b. 1904.
    11.) Clara, b. 9 Dec 1902 Calhoun County, WV.

    12.) Cleora Ora, b. 9 Nov 1903 Calhoun County, WV, married Albert Tanner.

    13.) Olive, b. 6 July 1905 Calhoun County, WV, married 14 Dec 1923 Albert Jenkins Saunders, b. 21 Oct 1889, d. 15 July 1969.

    14.) Gay, b. 3 April 1904 Calhoun County, married Pearl Batton 14 Jan 1929.

    15.) Lockard, b. 12 Sept 1907 Calhoun County, WV, married 2 Dec 1934, Alta Alma Sampson, b. 8 Aug 1916 Calhoun County, WV, d. 8 Aug 1973, daughter of Ralph and Emma Sampson.

    16.) John Coleman, never married.

    17.) Lexie Lester, b. 25 Aug 1909 Roane County, WV, never married.

    18.) Irene, b.& d. 5 July 1914 Calhoun County, WV.

    19.) Virginia Mae, b. 19 Oct 1915 Calhoun County, WV, married Charles Manford Short 27 Jan 1934 Roane County, WV.

    20.) Elsie, born dead.

    21.) Delcie, born dead.

    (IV) Marshall married 12 Aug 1874 Louisa Husk, b. May 1853 Greene County, PA, daughter of Samual and Dorcas Husk.

    1.) Dorcas, b. 1877, married 7 Jan 1897 James Fowler, son of James and Susan Fowler.

    2.) Sarah E., b. 1879 Calhoun County, WV.

    3.) George, b. Jan 1884 Calhoun County, WV.

    4.) Samuel H., b. Jan 1887 Calhoun County, WV.

    5.) William, b. June 1888 Calhoun County, WV, d. 30 April 1962 Calhoun County, WV.

    6.) Yoma L., b. Aug 1893 Calhoun County, WV.

    (V) Rebecca married 16 May 1849 Gilmer County, WV, David Carpenter, b. Dec 1821 Nicholas County, WV.

    1.) Jerry, b. April 1850 Gilmer County, WV.

    2.) Henry, b. Sept 1851 Gilmer County, WV, married 5 Feb 1875 Roane County, WV, Sarah Hess, b. 1858, daughter of Charles and Mary Hess.

    3.) Alfred, b. Feb 1854 Calhoun County, WV, married 1876 Calhoun County, WV, Margaret Riggs, b. July 1867 (1857?), daughter of David Riggs.

    4.) Thomas, b. Oct 1857 Calhoun County, WV, married 15 Feb 1881, Maryetta Starcher, b. July 1867 Calhoun County, WV, daughter of Henry Starcher.

    5.) Elizabeth, b. July 1859 Calhoun County, WV, married Preston Sampson 25 July 1882, Calhoun County, WV, son of Harvey G. Sampson. 6.) Mahala, b. 11 Apr 1862 Calhoun County, WV, d. 5 Apr 1949, Spencer, WV, married Lemuel Starcher 24 Oct 1880.

    7.) Jacob, b. Calhoun County, WV, married 6 Dec 1889 Calhoun County, WV, Cardine Nichols, b. 1871 Calhoun County, WV.

    8.) Lucy, b. June 1865 Calhoun County, WV.

    9.) Jane, b. 1869 Calhoun County, WV.

    10.) John, b. Aug 1870 Calhoun County, WV, married 8 Jan 1892, Leona Ash, b. Aug 1870 Calhoun County, WV, daughter of E. Ash.

    11.) Joseph, b. June 1873 Calhoun County, WV, married 27 Jan 1897 Roane County, WV, Susan Starcher, b. Aug 1879.

    12.) The Calhoun County Marriage book: J. C. Carpenter married Sarah Guinn daughter of Samuel and Corbin Guinn, b. PA. J. C., son of David and Rebecca Carpenter, age 22, b. Calhoun County, WV.


    NANCY

    HUSBANDWilliam (Bluehead) Starcher
    Birth3 Sept 1822, Kanawha County, WV
    Death10 Mar 1894, Calhoun County, WV
    BurialDry Hill, Calhoun County, WV
    Marriage17 May 1840, Kanawha County, WV
    FatherPhillip Starcher
    MotherRebecca Mace
    Other wives6 April 1878, Sarah Husk, daughter of Samuel and Dorcas Husk
     
    WIFENancy McElwain (Wayne)
    Birth15 May 1816, Nicholas County, WV
    Death1 Nov 1871, Calhoun County, WV
    BurialWinner Cemetery, Walnut Grove, Calhoun County, WV
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other husbands 
    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Selina8 Feb 1841, Kanawha County, WV15 Nov 1918, Roane County, WV31 May 1860, Henry Harrison Mace
    Minerva1843, Kanawha County, WV 30 Apr 1863, Jo Nutter
    Perry1845, Gilmer County, WV (1) Louisa Mace
    (2) 08 Aug 1901, Almira (Lynch) Whytsell
    Salathiel9 Jan 1846, Gilmer County, WV28 Oct 1930 Calhoun County, WV22 Jan 1866, Elizabeth Slider
    Dortha1852, Gilmer County, WV26 Jan 1857, Calhoun County, WV 
    WesleyJan 1849, Gilmer County, WV16 Aug 1905, Calhoun County, WV11 Mar 1869, Julia A. Lynch
    Jerucha24 Jan 1854, Gilmer County, WV6 Aug 1938, Wirt County, WV3 Mar 1874, Adalphus P. Clark
    Melissa Jane6 Sept 1851, Gilmer County, WV21 June 1933, Calhoun County, WV20 Oct 1869, George Hickman
    Emerancy17 Nov 1856, Calhoun County, WV1909, Calhoun County, WV8 Nov 1873, George Stump
    Ann10 Oct 1858, Calhoun County, WV10 Oct 1858, Calhoun County, WV  
    Herbert...Child by Sarah Husk22 Feb 1880, Calhoun County, WV14 Feb 1914 

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • County Court, Cemetery, & Census Records for Calhoun, Roane, Wirt, Wood, Gilmer and Kanawha Counties, West Virginia

    The Grandchildren of
    William and Nancy (McElwain) Starcher

    (I) Selina married Henry Harrison Mace, b. 1 Sept 1837, d. 24 Nov 1923, son of Henry & Sarah (Cogar) Mace.

    1.) Minerva, b. 27 May 1861, d. 23 Nov 1923, married 5 Dec 1878, George Starcher, b. 26 Oct 1854, d. 8 Aug 1920, son of Andrew Jackson and Rebecca (Miller) Starcher.

    2.) William H., b. 1864, d. 1935, married 1892, Elizabeth Short, b. 1866, d. 1937, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    3.) Melissa, b. 1867, married Charles Joseph Glover 15 Nov 1889.

    4.) Allen, b. 1869, married Pariscella Carr 1905, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    5.) Margaret, b. 1872, married Archibald Bartlett 19 Sept 1891.

    6.) Van, b. Dec 1875, d. 20 Feb 1935, married Sarah Rouch, d. 20 Feb 1935, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    7.) Webster, b. Nov 1876, married Maud Stalnaker 6 May 1913, daughter of Whitman Stalnaker.

    8.) Nancy, married Robert Short 30 May 1880.

    9.) Lillia, b. 1879, d. c1970, married 26 Sept 1900, Robert J. Knotts, d. 29 June 1958 Calhoun County, WV.

    10.) Virginia, b. Feb 1883, married Marcellus Boggs.

    (II) Minerva married 30 Apr 1863, Joseph Nutter, b. 5 Mar 1842, d. 23 Apr 1907, son of Isaac and Martha Ann Nutter, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    1.) Clarissa, b. 1864 Calhoun County, WV, married Garrett Bailes 24 Dec 1885, Roane County, WV.

    2.) Nancy A., b. 29 June 1866, d. 10 Nov 1947 Wood County, WV, never married, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    3.) Saline, b. 14 Jan 1868, d. 12 Dec 1950 Wood County, WV, never married, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    4.) Commodore, b. 6 Aug 1869 Roane County, d. 8 Jan 1946, married 24 Oct 1916, Ida M. Ash, b. 17 Dec 1873, d. 15 June 1939, daughter of E. & E. Ash, b. Calhoun County, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    5.) Alonzo, b. 1871 Roane County, WV, married Nancy Starcher 13 Dec 1891 Roane County, WV.

    6.) John M., b. 1874 Roane County, WV, married Nellie Young 15 Nov 1896.

    7.) William W., b. 1877, d. 18 June 1895, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    8.) Isabell, b. 1877, married 15 Dec 1898, James Alonzo Knight, b. 1878.

    9.) Minnie, b. 1879.

    10.) Madge, b. 1885, married 17 Nov 1915 Roane County, WV, Thomas Harden, b. 1887. 11.) Jerusha, b. 1873, married Aaron Knight 14 Sept 1895, Roane County, WV.

    (III) Perry married Louisa Mace.

    1.) Floyd, b. 8 Apr 1867 Roane County, WV, married (1) Irene Summers, (2) 8 Aug 1901 Calhoun County, WV, Almira Whytsell, daughter of George and Jemima (Lynch) Whytsell.

    (CORRECTION 15 Aug 2004 - Submitted by Lois Curry: Almira (Lynch) Whytsell, widow, was the second wife of PERRY, not FLOYD. - A review of Calhoun County marriage records, presented elsewhere on this site, shows the following:

    STARCHER, Perry, 56-W, Gilmer, s/o William, married WHITZEL, Almira, 40-W, Calhoun, d/o George & Jemima Lynch - 08 Aug 1901

    STARCHER, Floid, 22, Calhoun, s/o Perry & Louisa, married SUMMERS, Mary J., 19, Calhoun, d/o Joseph & Martha E. - 18 Jan 1891 (Perhaps this is Irene?)

    2.) Virginia (*Virginia Alice Starcher), b. 1873 Roane County, WV, (*d. 1909), married 14 Feb 1891, Edwan Wright (*Noah Edward Wright), (*d. 1931). (*Children were Dow, Cleo, Ora, Ivy, Hugh.) (*Full names, death dates & children provided by Gene Wright, wrightge@excite.com)

    3.) William, b. 1875 Roane County, WV, married Josie Long 13 Aug 1896, daughter of Elick and Mary Long.

    4.) Charles, b. 20 Sept 1879, Roane County, WV.

    (IV) Salathiel married Sarah Elizabeth Slider, b. 15 Sept 1844 Tyler County, WV, daughter of Jacob and Nancy Slider. Buried at Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV.

    (V) Wesley married Julia Ann Lynch, b. 1847, d. Roane County, WV 12 Aug 1908, daughter of George and Jamima Lynch.

    1.) George, b. 1870, married Effa Kelly 25 Dec 1890, daughter of Solomon and Mandy Kelly.

    2.) William, b. Mar 1871, married Cornelia Morgan 20 Aug 1893, daughter of Jacob and Mary Morgan.

    3.) Edwin, b. 1873, married 16 Jan 1895, Lida Kerby, b. 2 Nov 1873, d. 14 July 1956 Wood County, WV, daughter of John and Rhuanna (Starcher) Kirby.

    4.) Charles, b. May 1875, married 22 Nov 1903, Willa K. Johnson, daughter of Peter Johnson.

    5.) Clay, b. 19 Aug 1877 Calhoun County, WV, d. Nov 1958, buried Gibson Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV, married 9 Sept 1905, Grace Sturm, b. 15 Mar 1879 Calhoun County, WV, d. 5 Apr 1939, daughter of B. F. and Mary Kathuryn (Downs) Sturm, both born Marion County, WV.

    6.) Everett, b. 3 Nov 1879, d. 17 Mar 1959.

    7.) Guy, b. 12 Sept 1883, d. 5 Mar 1951 Calhoun County, WV, married 25 Dec 1908, Anna May Hanger, b. 6 July 1886 Roane County, WV.

    8.) Florence, b. 12 May 1886, married S. P. Hickman, son of George and Melissa Hickman.

    (VI) Jerucha married Adolphus P. Clark, b. 7 Feb 1844 Wirt County, WV, son of James and Anna Clark, d. Wirt County 9 June 1911.

    1.) Hiram, b. 23 Jan 1875, d. Wirt County, WV 17 Oct 1950.

    2.) Minnie, b. 1877

    3.) Blanch, b. 1882

    4.) Watey W., b. 1884

    5.) Nancy B., b. 1888

    6.) Cloda, b. 1892

    7.) Anna, b. 1895

    (VII) Emerancy married 8 Nov 1873 Calhoun County, WV, George Stump, b. April 1844 Gilmer County, d. 1927, buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, WV, son of George Stump.

    (VIII) Melissa Jane married George Hickman, b. 1846 Bath County, VA, son of Arthur and Rebecca Hickman.

    1.) Arthur, b. 1871, married 4 Sept 1892, Jamima Whytesell, b. 1871, daughter of N. J. and Mary Whytesell.

    2.) Cordelia, b. July 1871, d. 14 Dec 1950 Wood County, WV, buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV, married 26 May 1901, Comodore Connolly, b. Ritchie County, WV, son of Eli and Malinda Connolly.

    3.) Isabelle, b. Aug 1872.

    4.) Salathial, b. 1874, married 14 Sept 1909, Florence Starcher, daughter of Wesley Starcher.

    5.) Austin, b. 1876, married 12 Sept 1900, Florie May Sturm, b. 1877, daughter of Frank Sturm.

    6.) William, b. July 1881, married 12 Jan 1907, Blanche Anderson, d. 1881 Wetzel County, WV, daughter of M. B. Anderson.

    7.) George, b. April 1887, d. 1 June 1961 Calhoun County, WV.


    CATHERINE

    HUSBANDZephaniah Nichols, Jr.
    Birth1800, Virginia
    DeathUnknown
    BurialUnknown
    Marriage8 Sept 1825, Nicholas County, WV
    FatherZephaniah
    MotherMargaret Mace
    Other wivesNancy Marks
     
    WIFECatherine McElwain
    Birth26 Jan 1808, Pendleton County, WV
    DeathUnknown
    BurialUnknown
    FatherTunis McElwain
    MotherCatherine Propst
    Other husbands 
    CHILDREN
    BIRTH
    DEATH
    MARRIAGE
    Thomas1827, Nicholas County, WVUnknownUnknown

    Sources for the information on this Family Record:

  • United States Census Records for Nicholas and Calhoun Counties, West Virginia
  • County Court Records for Nicholas and Calhoun Counties, West Virginia

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