Queries Posted in October thru December 1997

Raymond Honaker December 30, 1997
Samuel Lewis born circa 1740 died 1811 Monroe Co., VA married Mary (.....) he bought land 200 acres 1793 Greenbrier Co on Beech Creek a branch of Indian Creek and 300 acres in Greenbrier Co. on Indian and Back Creek 1795. (This became Monroe Co., VA.) children: John m. Rebecca Sowards, Samuel Jr m. Elizabeth Ellison and Lucy Stepherson Zebulon m. Jean Best, Joshua m. Margaret Hand and Catherine Hill, Mary m. Reubon Hill and Anne m. Joseph Saggs. I would like to know where this family came from and Samuel and Mary's ancestors? Send info to Raymond Honaker - rhonhlew@cusave.com

Barbara Lorenzo December 29, 1997
I am looking for information on the family Bradberry or Bradbury. Thanks, Barbara blorenzo@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us

Carol Owen December 28,1997
Looking for proof of Chandler Arthurs parents;B-circa 1770 s.Migrated from Bedford Co.Va>Greenbrier>Fayette Co.Married Mary Elizabeth Jenkins-3-7-1796-Greenbrier Co. I have his line to present and Arthur cemetery info. Any help would be appreciated.Carol Owen -carol60@richmond.infi.net

Annette Botello December 27, 1997SANDS
Mathew & Levisa (Fields) Sands lived in Greenbrier Co from about 1800 to 1810. At least 5 of their children (Elizabeth b.1801, Mary "Polly" b.1802, Sarah b.1804, Margaret b.1805, and Rebecca b.1807) were born there. Does anyone have ANY info about this family?

Louise M. Perkins December 26, 1997
Would like information on a killing in Greenbrier County sometime after 1909. My mother who was born in 1909 remembers that when she was a child she was teased about her grandfather, James John Green, killing a man named Levesay or Livesay. James John Green was the son of Henry A. and Eiza Jane Green Green, and he was married first to Margaret Ann Honaker, d/o Frederick Styrus and Elizabeth Coats Honaker (Eliz. from Madison Co.). Grandpa Green, as we called him, or J. J. as others called him, was born in Rockbridge Co. about 1862 and later moved to Greenbrier. He worked for the Railroad and then the stockyards. He married second, Henrietta Bare Gaunoe and died in 1944 in Ronceverte. Any information would be appreciated. Louise M. Perkins, perkins@digital.net

Joseph McGlynn December 25, 1997
Thomas Lewis is mentioned as a child of Samuel Baldwin, in the will of Samuel Baldwin, in 1793 will abstracts. I suspect that Thomas is the son of Samuel's wife Mary, and her first husband. Does anyone know more of this family?

Pam Shelton-Anderson December 25, 1997
I would like to make contact with anyone researching the McDade family of Greenbrier co. Elizabeth McDade married Joseph Siers/Sires/Sawyers in Greenbrier co in 1787. I would like to find out who her family was. Thanks Pam Shelton-Anderson pshelton1@compuserve.com

Pam Shelton-Anderson December 25, 1997
I am researching the lines of John SIERS/SIRES and Joseph SIERS/SIRES. John was in Greenbrier co by 1780. Joseph Sires married Elizabeth McDADE in Greenbrier co in 1787. John Siers was married to Sarah PAUL. These Siers/Sires originally came from Fauquier and Prince William counties. I currently do not know if Joseph was a son or younger brother of John Siers/Sires. Any info would be appreciated Thanks Pam Shelton-Anderson pshelton1@compuserve.com

James R. Davis December 16, 1997
******First, I am looking for a list of SHEPHERD, SHEPARD, SHEPPARD, etc. wills in Greenbrier Co., WVA for the period 1750-1800.
******Second, I'd like to know the names of the children/beneficiaries in each of these wills, in hopes of finding a Daniel who might be the right age to marry by 1777, or in hopes of finding any of the following highlighted people.
******Third, I'm trying to find something on the possible family of William SHEPHERD b.MD, d.Alleghany Co.,PA, m. Mary CLARK; they lived in MD during 1760-1770. *** William's possible children were Daniel, William, Abihail, Moses, David, Joseph, and John. This is very tenuous at this time.
--1) Daniel SHEPHERD b.1757 NY, d.?, m.1777 Orange Co., NY to Cloe BURR 1762-<1852 KY and they lived in Greenbrier Co., VA; Madison Co., KY; Montgomery Co., KY; Bath Co., KY; and Greene Co., OH.
--2) William Shepherd b.1759 (MD/NY/NJ/MA), d. 1843 Boone Co., IN, m.1784 Westchester (Co.?), NY or Orange Co.,NY to Abigail McLARNEN and they lived in Alleghany Co., MD; VA; PA; Warren Co., OH; Clinton Co., OH; Putnam Co., IN; and Boone Co., IN.
--3) Abihail SHEPHERD b.1757/9, m.1795 Alleghany Co.,MD to Rev. John CLARK -1841.
--4) Moses SHEPHERD b.1760/5, d.>1832<1840 Clinton/Delaware Co., OH, m.(MD/PA) to Mary HOUK and lived in VA; Warren Co., OH, Clinton Co., OH and Deleware Co., OH.
--5) David SHEPHERD b.1760/5 MD, d.1819 Warren Co., OH (or was it MD?), m.1790 to Rebecca CLARK 1770-<1820 and they lived in Alleghany Co., MD; PA; VA; and Warren Co., OH.
--6) Joseph SHEPHERD b.ca.1764, d.?, m2.1799 Alleghany Co., MD to Rebecca McDOUGAL and they lived in Alleghany Co., MD; Warren Co., OH; and Clinton Co., OH.
--7) John SHEPHERD b.ca.1766, d.>1830 Warren Co., OH, m.1804 Alleghany Co., MD to Ann MARTIN and they lived in Warren Co., OH.
****** Please tell me where you saw my query. Thanks. ****** James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823. ... (james.davis@dynasty.omnibbs.com). 12/97.

Jeannie Watts December 14, 1997
Looking to identify Jonathon BUTLER and Peter BUTLER living in Greenbrier County in 1790. They may be related to James BUTLER who married Hannah O'HARA in Greenbrier. James, Jonathon, and Peter are the only BUTLER's listed in Greenbrier in 1790. If you have any information on these BUTLER's, please contact me. Thanks! Jeannie (aka Madam X) What Madam X Does

Jeannie Watts December 14, 1997
Looking for information on Eleanor FLEMING born in Greenbrier County probably in the early 1700's. She supposedly died in 1769, but I don't know if she was still in Greenbrier County at the time. Eleanor may have married a BUTLER, possibly a James or a Thomas BUTLER. She may have been the mother or grandmother of (James?) Fleming BUTLER who married Elizabeth Betsey EAGLE 1816 in Greenbrier. Fleming and Elizabeth went to Gallia County, Ohio and lived there until they died. Elizabeth was the daughter of George EAGLE and Maria Elisabeth Hengerer. I am looking for possible connections to my BUTLER line which is James BUTLER and Hannah HARRAH/O'HARA also of Greenbrier. James's father, also named James married Mary Ann SIMS/SYMMES, and they also moved to Gallia County Ohio, so there must be some connection. Please email me if you have any information on any of these folks. Thanks! Jeannie (aka Madam X) What Madam X Does

R. Skaggs December 12, 1997
Looking for help with a few names. My line the SKAGGS's were in this county in the mid to late 1700's. Any info on any Skaggs's is appreciated. Next I am looking for PAUL info. I have seen a book that may have info I need, but I can't find it. Does anybody have the Greenbrier Co. W Va. Court orders book 1780-1850. There is alot of PAUL info in it that I would love to see. Also have the SWOPE and LEWIS lines to search. Thanks in advance!!!!

Sherry Fleischer December 9, 1997
LEDINGTON: I am researching the surname LEDINGTON and I have found an Andrew LEDINGTON in Greenbrier Co. in 1820. Please contact me if you are researching the LEDINGTONs. I know nothing about Andrew but sure would like to. Sherry Fleischer SBFleisc@aol.com

Georgene Sones December 8, 1997
Seek information on William HARRIS who married Nancy RUKABACK in June 1795 in Greenbrier Co. William born June 1750 Culpeper Co. VA. Who were his parents & siblings? Nancy RUKABACK perhaps born ca1770. Need birthdate and place, her parents & siblings. Is her surname possibly RICKABAUGH? William & Nancy moved in Gallia Co. OH ca1800; later to Champaign Co. IL where both probably died. William applied for his RW pension in 1836 in IL. Georgene Sones: email/gs1931@aol.com

Nan Tupper-Malone December 7, 1997
Seeking information re: Samuel HIRONS m. Abigal BRACKEN, widow of Mathew BRACKEN. Samuel left a will probated September 29, 1789, listing sons Joseph and Samuel HIRONS and daughter Sarah HIRONS. Sarah later married Thomas KINCAID in Harrison County, Kentucky on September 21, 1802. Also seeking info on Thomas HIRONS and wife Anna whose deed was recorded in May 1835 in Monongalia County, WV. Any information re: HIRONS surname will be most appreciated. Contact Nan Tupper-Malone: e-mail: tuppernt@spiritone.com

Dave McGraw December 5, 1997
Alexander CLENDENEN married 18 Feb 1790 to Catherine SPENCER in Greenbrier County, by Rev. John McCue. I have some information on Alex. CLENDENEN, but none at all on his wife, Catherine SPENCER. There was a James SPENCER in the area about the right time, but no info. on him? Need SPENCER family info. Any help will be deeply appreciated. Thank you. Dave McGraw. Rt. 1 Box 645, Louisa, Ky 41230-9003. dave3116@foothills.net

Muriel Caillau November 30, 1997
Seeking information on the ancestors of Mary Barbara (HORNBACH) HARPER, b. 1830, married to John T. HARPER 1 Aug 1848, Alleghany Co., MD. Children: William, b. 1853, Fannie, b. 1858, Thomas b. 1860, Susan, b. 1863, m. Sidney Eaton PACE, Robert b. 1866, Mary b. 1868, Charles, b.1871, Ida b. 1876, Florence( may have been Mary Florence). Mary Barbara Hornbach HARPER was still alive in White Sulphur Springs in 1910. Would like to locate her death certificate if anyone does lookups. Thank you. Muriel Caillau

Robert Reese November 26, 1997
I am looking for information on James GRIFFITTS who was born in Greenbrier County, in 1778. Also any information about ancesters and dencendances. Thank you. Robert

Julie Oliver November 26, 1997
I am looking for information on Lemuel Oliver who lived in Greenbrier Co. circa 1800. Lemuel married May Taylor but I'm not sure she lived in Greenbrier Co at all. Their son was John Louis Oliver(1820-1928) who is buried in Shelbina, MO. Any information about the Oliver or Taylor family would be much appreciated. I have info on the Olivers from John L Oliver's generation to the present and would be glad to share same. Julie Oliver

Dianna Lockhart Stokes November 24, 1997
Can anyone help me with the LOCKHART name? I know there were a couple of Lockharts from that area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Dianna Lockhart Stokes

Nancy J Silkey November 24, 1997
Any info appreciated re JOHN DAVID WILPERT/WILPER m ANNA MARIA BAUGHMAN 1758 (widow of Henry Baughman died 1754 now Monroe Co, WVA) Lived at Wolf Creek & Greenbrier River at Ft Baughman, WVa, was Augusta Co, VA. Especially interested in Maria's maiden name and names of Wilpert children, etc.

Paul Pettit November 24, 1997
Interested in any SWITZER/SWISHER families in Greenbrier. Particualrly the 1800 to 1850 time period. Paul Pettit 28790 Ellis Ave., Romoland, CA, 92585-9707 Email= cpettit@telis.org

Marti DartNovember 15, 1997
Searching especially for James S. SWINNEY, b about 1750, md Susanna HAMMOCK abt 1773. Their son, Martin Newton SWINNEY, b 19 Mar 1797, Greenbrier Co., md (1) Nancy MEADOR and (2) Sarah B. LEWIS. Martin d in 1874, Nancy d 29 Apr 1862. Any info other than this would be wonderful! Marti Dart, Chesapeake, VA

D. EamesNovember 14, 1997
I am searching for information on the surnames FLESHMAN, EWING, and LINHART. Specifically for the parents of my ggg grandfather and grandmother - Lewis (Louis) Stewart FLESHMAN, born 2/2/1834 in Greenbrier Co., W. Va.; died 10/28/1909 buried in Rural Dale Cem. (not sure if this is in WVa or not); and Adah (Addie) Lucy [EWING], born 7/13/1834, Virginia; died 4/5/1888, buried Rural Dale Cem. Also looking for information regarding my gg grandmother Viola [LINHART], Viola was married to Henry (Henery) Madison FLESHMAN, born 1860. Lewis and Adah Fleshman had 8 children [Phebe Eliz., Henry Madison, John William, Samuel Lewis, Addie Grove, Anna M., Mona, and Andrew Ewing]. Henry FLESHMAN and Viola LINHART had 4 children [Ray, Bessie, Addie, and Kate] Any information would be helpful. "D. Eames"

Brenda Collins DillonNovember 13, 1997
Searching for info on James Spencer b. 1785 Greenbrier married 1) Elizabeth Hopenstal 1808 2) Mary Cook 1833 . Between these two wives James fathered 20 living children. I have plenty of info on the first marriage but little on the second. Who was Mary Cook? What happened to her? It is possible that Mary Cook could be the daughter of Valentine Cook who lived on adjoining property. Is there anybody with info on these two men, James Spencer and Valentine Cook? I am willing to share info. Thank you. Brenda Collins Dillon e-mail BJ04@aol.com

SMITHT. R. Smith November 11, 1997
I have a web page at: http://rampages.onramp.net/~simtech/ I am T.R. SMITH. EMAIL simtech@bigfoot.com. My ancestors settled in Greenbrier County in the late 1700's. My roots from that area is SMITH. My webpage lists several hundred folks from Southern West Virginia and Virginia.
BALESBrenda Weeks
Seeking information on the family of James BALES and Rebecca BRACKEN According to the Mormon Records James was born about 1765 in Greenbrier, WV, Rebecca BRACKEN his wife was born abt 1769 in Greenbrier WV. This couple eventually moved to Green Co KY and were there by 1806. Please E-mail Garweeks@AOL.com Thanks!!

Brown Sharon W. McNeeley
John Brown was born in NJ and married Hannah Blew who was born in Ireland. Their son, Hamilton P. Brown married Nancy Crookshanks, daughter of John and Mary (Cloverfield) Crookshanks. Nancy died November 3, 1855 and Hamilton P. married Margaret McClintic, dauther of William and Margaret McClintic. I have most if not all of the children of Hamilton P. Brown but I do not have his siblings. Will gladly exchange information.

BROWN, Sandra Brown
BROWN, Mann (Mansel), b.@1885, m. Della TINCHER, 13May1906. Need parents, date and place of birth. Believe he died btw 1928 - 1931. Della died within next year. Also need parents and dob-@1890, and date of death of Della.

Burke Jim Doan
I am searching for information on the parents of William Burke (born Feb. 29, 1788) and his wife Mary Neal Burke (born Oct. 28, 1788), probably in Greenbrier Co. or vicinity, and married in Monroe Co. in 1806. The parents were supposedly of Irish and German origin.

DOWNEY Ellie Stites Swanger
I am seeking information about a John DOWNEY that lived in Greenbrier Co in the late 1700's.... Also seeking any JONES' or MAUPIN families. Any info appreciated... Ellie Stites Swanger

Hager Carolyn Snodgrass
I am looking for any information about Charles Hager who was married to Katie Mallory. They lived in Greenbrier Co in the early 1900s. Thanks

HUGHART Mike Mills
Looking for information on James F. Hughart of Greenbrier Co. area. James F. HUGHART was born October 26, 1867 and died May 18, 1905. He married Iva Dodson on May 8, 1896. I would like to find the ancestors of James F. Hughart. He had three children James F., Jr., Thelma and Robert Bruce. Please send any information to Mike Mills, 76136.1306@compuserve.com

JARRETT Barbara Pence
I am trying to track Andrew JARRETT, Neri JARRETT, Owen JARRETT and Robison JARRETT back to W. VA. They were all born in W. VA and migrated to Hancock Co. Indiana in the 1830's. I believe that they came from Kanawha or Greenbrier Co. and would like to find out for sure. I would also like to establish the relationship between them. All were born 1800-1815.

LINSON Susan Noel
Jacob LINSON m Dorothy (Dorothea) "Dolly" Rader, 1809, Greenbriar Co. Dolly was born 23 Nov 1789 in Virginia (probably Greenbriar). They had at least one daughter, Ruth Ann LINSON, born 18 Dec 1809, Virginia (probably Greenbriar). Both Dolly RADER LINSON and Ruth Ann LINSON SIMMERMAN died in South Solon, Madison Co., OH, in 1883 and 1888 respectively.

Seeking any info on the families of MAUPIN, DOWNEY, JONES, STUMP in Greenbrier Co WV. EllieSS@aol.com

Mims Deborah Cobb
I am looking for the parents of Linah Mims. His wife was Rebecca, and they had at least three children: John H., born 1806; Julia Ann, born 1812; and Cornelia B., born 1816. Linah appears on the tax records/censuses in Lewisburg, Greenbriar Co. in 1790, 1800, and 1810, but vanishes by 1820 and appeares in 1830 in Eddyville, KY. Linah also apparently served as the acting Governor of Virginia sometime between 1810 and 1820, but this is unconfirmed so far!

MORRISON Warren D. Morrison
Have traced my ancestors back to Andrew Morrison (b-1754 in NY state), who is recorded in a Morrison Genealogy book by Granville Price Morrison. I am descended from the youngest son, John (b-1802 in Greenbrier County. I am looking for information on Andrew Morrison's wife Elizebeth Taylor, and John's wife Mariah Pennell.

Roach ,See,Vanderpool Mary Campbell
I am looking for information on Frederick Michael See that was born in 1710 and die 7-15-1763 Greenbrier Va. His wife Catherine Vanderpool was born 1725 ,Albany, Albany co., NY and die 1808 Greenbrier Va.Also looking for information on Littleberry Roach m. Margaret See. His son Jereminah Roach married Elizabeth Null in 1790 Greenbrier VA.

SCAGGS R. A. Scaggs
I am trying to identify the parents of Harden SCAGGS who was born in c1831. In 1860, he and his wife, Mahulda Jane CHRISTIAN, lived in Wayne, WV (then still part of VA) and their children were Isaac (1851), William Eldridge, George Henry, California, Mary Elizabeth, Allen and Bellyona. Harden does not appear in the county censuses around Wayne in 1850 so I am widening the circle. In 1850 there was an Alex S. Scaggs who lived in Greenbrier County. I would appreciate any information on his children or any other SCAGGS/SKAGGS/SKEGGS who might be the parent of Harden SCAGGS.

In the 1830 Federal Census John, George, & Mathias SMALES lived in Greenbrier, VA (WV) Also looking for a marriage between John SMALES & ???? abt 1825 (?).

SMITH,IRA EUGENE,SR Donna Smith Vaughn
SMITH,IRA EUGENE,SR.b:1879,WV.and wife, Mary Florence NOONAN,lived in Ceredo, Wayne Co.WV when my father,Ira E.Smith,JR was born on May,26,1924. Ira Smith,Sr. son of Cyrus SMITH & Hester RIDER, of Greenbrier or Pocahontas co.WV. Children of Ira E.Smith,Sr & Mary F.Noonan were: John Cyrus SMITH; Delbert Carl SMITH; Geraldine SMITH; Bulah Marie SMITH,b:1917; Thelma Christine SMITH,b:1920.

Seeking info on Martin TURPIN b. 1789 in Greenbrian County, Va, Now WV and wife Elizabeth RUSSELL, daugh of Henry Russel of Knox Co. Thank you.

Wade Elise M. Breen
Seeking information on the Wade family who lived "on the western slope of the Alleghenies" of Greenbriar Cty, VA (now West Virginia) in the 1770s. Father is Dawson Wade (may have other first or second name), mother is Rachel?? Children are John; James (m. Nancy Baye); Esther (m. John Pleak); Nancy (m. Thomas Moore); Joseph (m. Peggy Mounce), Dawson Wade, Jr.; Elizabeth (m. ?? Jones); Margaret (m. Isaac Keeton); Rachel (m. John Mounce). The family moved to KY via the Wilderness Road in the Fall of 1784 and eventually settled in present-day Montgomery County, KY (by 1790).

I would like to correspond with descendants of the Wilson and Gwinn families of Greenbrier County. In particular I am interested in Andrew Wilson who married Lois/Louise Gwinn.

WYATT Richard Facemire
Seek info on WYATT Family especially Major Wyatt who married a Ludington and resided in Greenbrier County in late 1700's and early 1800's. Major Wyatt relocated to what is Braxton County in 1830's. Some members of this family went to Cabell County, West Virginia.

STUTT/KUCHLING Lewisburg W.Va. John STUTT m. Anna Von Denker settled Lewisburg had a plantation, 3 children. John and two children died of cholera. Anna m. manager Frank KUCHLING had 3 children Frank Mary and William b.May 2, 1863. Son John STUTT was blinded in a hunting accident. Anna was German Lutheran. Has anyone heard of these names? Have picture of Anna and infant done in Lewisburg. Thanks.

HOWARD J. P. Downard
HOWARD FAMILY- I am searching the Ignatius HOWARD Family of Greenbrier, WV. Ignatius HOWARD died on his way home from the Rev. War in 1777. His son Henry HOWARD was also a Veteran. Henry HOWARD m. Isabella GRIFFIN and removed to KY. Would appreciate any and all information concerning this pioneer family. Thanks, J.P. DOWNARD

BOOTEN-DAVIS Diane Dieterle
27 Oct 1997 BOOTON - DAVIS-Looking for descendants of Lewis Booton and Daniel Davis, both of whom were on the person property tax lists of Greenbrier Co. prior to 1800. Diane Dieterle

COULTER Vanessa Dumrauf
Looking for descendents of the following; Chesley Coulter married to Susan Keener in 1879. Riley Coulter married to Harriet Meadows in 1877. Cornelia Coulter married to Joseph Perry in 1883. George B. Coulter married to Mary Duffield in 1888. Any info on these folks or anything on the Coulter surname would be welcomed.

Daniel SHEPHERD b.1757 Allegany Co.,MD/PA/NY?, d.?, m.1777 Goshen, Orange Co., NY to Cloe BURR of CT. ... Lived in Greenbrier Co.,VA 1781-1799 and Madison, Montgomery and Bath Cos.,KY 1799-1810, probably Greene &/or Warren Cos., OH about 1810-1815. Kids lived in Franklin, Clinton, Delaware, Champaign, and Clark Cos., OH, with several moving to IN about 1920. ... Children: Asa 1781, Sarah 1784, Solomon 1786, David 1788, Mary 1790, Nancy 1793, Huldah 1793, Peter B. 1795, Moses 1797, Celia 1800, Rhoda 1802, and Aaron 1804. ... Daniel possibly had brothers: William, David, Moses, John and Joseph. ... Want to confirm siblings and find Daniel's parents and exchange other details. ... When and where did Daniel and Cloe SHEPHERD die? ... See my Shepherd web page. ... When writing please state what page you saw my query on and what surname it was on. Thanks. ... James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823 ... (james.davis@dynasty.ominbbs.com) (no longer james.davis@10.gigo.com) 11/97.

I am researching all the FRIEND, HOWARD, and TACKETT families in Greenbrier/Monroe Counties. Please reply to:  Cdiller@juno.com

Hello, my name is Lisa and I am looking for a father of a set of twins that where born on August 18, 1947. One girl and one boy and were adopted out to the Williams' in Braxton County, WV. The mothers name is Katherine Kaptis and my mother is one of the twins and would really like to know who here real father is but no one will tell and we don't have any idea how to find out. Could you please help us? Thank You.