Hardy County Queries 2001

Hardy County Researchers:
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Judy C. Stickley Mon Dec 31 2001

Am checking on CHILCOTT, Jonathan, born Hardy Co. He married Rosanna WOLVERTON of Shenandoah County. She is mentioned in the extensive Hottel (Descendants of John Hottel) book published 1930. They are my GGGrandparents. Rosanna died in 1892, Jonathan in 1881.

Their children are listed:

My great-grandmother Mary C Litten's obit says she had four brothers and five sisters and one 1/2 brother. So Jonathan was probably married before.

In looking over your query pages, I notice some Chilcott's/Silketts.

On another website, I saw that Jonathan was a son of Eben and Priscilla Claypole Chilcott of Hardy Co.

I also saw a marriage on your site: Eben Chilcott m. Jan. 1813 Priscilla Clapole.

Then another note on your site from Lynda Starbird regarding Priscilla who died 9-18-1856 near Mathias (Priscilla Claypool/Chilcott) Combs. I cannot see where Eben died (from your sites), maybe this is his widow, Priscilla who probably married a Combs?

Also I can't find Jonathan on your sites.

I have noticed in old Shenandoah County newspapers of the "Chilcote" claim to lands where the city of Baltimore now is.

Do you think it would be worth my while to come to WV, or maybe to pursue this in Maryland records? I am guessing that you all have all wills, deaths listed.

Any clue you may have would be most helpful. Sincerely, Judy Coffman Stickley, E-mail: jcstick@shentel.net

Mary Keller Todd Sun Dec 30 2001

I recently came across my 4th g-grandparents' marriage record. John KELLER m Rebecca ALLFREE 20 May 1830 Hardy C., WV.

Although not verified, I have John's father as George b. abt. 1778 PA. No dob on John. Rebecca was born 5 May 1806 VA but don't have her parents or siblings.

Please contact me if any of these persons are in your research. Thanks, Mary KELLER TODD, E-mail:ingranny@kiva.net or marydt@hotmail.com

Bobbie Jo Mongold Wed Dec 19 2001

I am looking for information regarding Harrison David MONGOLD and his wife Mary Ellen RIGGLEMAN. The lived in South Fork in Hardy County. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thanks for all the help.

Nancy Elam-Kelly Wed Dec 19 2001

Could someone PLEASE tell me how to find a copy of Charles Morrison's Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek included in West Virginia History?

Would be so helpful for me in researching one Isaac FREE who lived there. Appreciatively, Nancy Elam-Kelly, E-mail: elamkely@ssvecnet.com

Steven Brown Sun Dec 16 2001

Adam SHIRK was born in Hardy Co, VA, October 22, 1791, served in the War of 1812 and moved to Ohio in the early 1820s (we think). In Virginia he married Anna DOX, who was born in 1795. I would appreciate any information about either family in Hardy Co. Do not know location in county for either family. E-mail: sabrown@arches.uga.edu

Matthew A. Getz Mon Dec 10 2001

Researching the GETZ family in Hardy and Grant Counties. Any information would be helpful. I have a great deal to share as well. E-mail: getzga@mindspring.com

Gary Collins Thu Dec 6 2001

Searching for Benjamin STOVER/Sarah CHILCUTT who came from Hardy County Virginia to Fairfield and Licking Counties in Ohio prior to 1826. George W. STOVER, my ancestor, was born in Fairfield County Ohio in 1826. Thanks, E-mail: GARYWCOLLINS@compuserve.com

John Hartman Fri Nov 30 2001

HARTMAN, Peter born 1829 Hardy Cty., VA, according to FamilySearch.com. My gggrandfather Peter E. HARTMAN was born in 1829; died 1917 Cumberland, MD. Family info says he was born in Germany; census records for different years show both Virginia and Germany. Wondering what the line is on the Peter HARTMAN b. 1829 in Hardy County, VA, and if this is the same as my gggrandfather. HELP!! E-mail: jhartman@ci.newport-news.va.us

Katrina Graulich Mon Nov 26 2001

Searching for Ferdinand KELLER who married Florence Virginia FOSTER in 1888. They lived in Moorefield. My grandmother Mattie KELLER was one of their daughters. She was born December 1901.

Ferdinand was from Baden, Germany and he was a butcher. He was born 1848 and died Nov. 24, 1920 in Moorefield. Is anyone searching this family? Thanks, Katrina, E-mail:Graulich@bellsouth.net

Virginia Pershall Sun Nov 11 2001

Edward PURCELL b.1854, my Grandfather married my Grandmother around l892 St. Louis Mo. Had been married before with a daughter born about 1872 name not known. Was told he came from Coffeeville County, Texas. He was a barber by trade, had two children, Earline 1897, Harry Walter 1899. Left St. Louis around 1906 and was not heard from again. My father always thought he was named after some one in his fathers family, not sure though. Thanks, Virginia, E-mail: virginia@netscad.net

Leslie Mikesell Wood Sun Nov 11 2001

I just found a Claypool/Osborn genealogy website. How we connect to royalty.


E-mail: genigrandma@hotmail.com

Jim Mouse Thu Nov 8 2001

Is there anyone researching the MOUSE family in Hardy County? Thanks E-mail: Stringbndr39@aol.com

Dave Sun Nov 4 2001

Checking on George Otis SIMMONS from Moorefield Hardy , Wv. E-mail: dave54@neo.rr.com

Tia Thu Nov 1 2001

I am looking for the name of the parents for a William Henry HASLACKER Sr. born 1 Oct 1896 Allen County, Ohio. But.. He wed to a Lula Elza LANTZ Feb 6, 1916 Peru, Hardy County, West Virginia. I have found lots of info on Lula... I really need help on finding out on the parents for William. ANY help would be greatly appreciated! Tia, E-mail: BrokenTia@kscable.com

James Marion Baker Wed Oct 31 2001

My ancestor, Elijah ELLIFRITZ, was married in Hardy County to Elizabeth SIONS on 1 Nov 1827. They had at least one child, a daughter, born in Oct 1828, again in Hardy County. Her name was Anna Rebecca ELLIFRITZ. As a young adult, she moved away from Hardy County and lived most of her adult life in Illinois, married twice: McALLEN, and TRACY.

Elizabeth SIONS/SINE was a daughter of Adam SINE and Catherine HOUDESHELL, had been born in Shenandoah County, VA, in about 1805. I have reasonably complete data on Elizabeth, her parents, and their families. However, I am totally lacking any information on Elijah ELLIFRITZ, who must have come to Hardy County as a young man and may have lived his entire life there. Does anyone have further data on him: parents, birthdate, birthplace, etc.? Thank you. James M. Baker, E-mail: jimb@starstream.net

Esta Park Tue Oct 30 2001

Seeking info on Alexander EVANS, who named John T. EVANS, Rhoda WIMAN, Emily BEAN and her children in his will, probated on 12-12-1866, in Hardy Co.,WV.

Found one Alexander S. EVANS who married Elizabeth I. CROCKETT on 24 Apr 1823 in Somerset Co., MD, in Somerset Co., MD marriages 1796-1832 (internet). Is this the same Alexander Evans?

John T. EVANS (m. Mary Margaret BURCH) is father of Joseph S. EVANS (m. Amanda Vivian KESSEL) is father of Myrtle Jane Evans (m. Benjamin R. COFFMAN). Myrtle And Benjamin were my grandparents. Does anyone out there have info on any of these people??? E-mail: pumkin@hereintown.net

Linda Crockett York Mon Oct 29 2001

I am looking for information on a Daniel KENNEDY who married Anna COSNER.

Daniel born about 1800 (Va. ?)
last child born 1842 -- not found in the 1850 census -- Anna is head of household according to Miami Co history by Graham (1877) Daniel came to Miami Co -Harrison Twp (Indiana) in 1844. Therefore he died between 1844 and 1850.

The Kennedy household was located near the GROVES and COSNERS. Mark Hale had an 182? map of Hardy county in one of his Return to Greenland Books.

Anna 1807 Hardy Co. --1874 Miami Co. Ind
she was the daughter of Christian COSNER and Margaret IDELMAN
siblings were Adam and Mary (m: Job Michael) Anna is buried at Criders Chapel Cemetery, Miami Co., Indiana (just south of Peru, Ind)

Their known children:

I would be interested in comparing/sharing info with anyone with KENNEDY connections circa 1800 Hardy Co., W.Va. -- Looking for parents of Daniel Joseph Kennedy -- of Hardy Co., W.Va. E-mail: day@fwi.com

John Davis Wed Oct 24 2001

I am trying to find information about a John DAVIS who lived on the North Fork (perhaps a place called Sugar Tree Bottom). I believe he had a son named Joseph (born abt. 1766) who married Mary SIMMONS (born abt. 1770).

I think he also had a daughter named Elizabeth who married Martin CARR in 1792. According to some research I have done on the internet, the John DAVIS I am interested in was apparently jailed during and after the Revolutionary War for treason and "other crimes." Trial records were mentioned at one site, and Morton's History of Pendleton County was listed as a source. I am descended from Joseph DAVIS and his Pendleton county descendants, and am trying to make some connection between him and John DAVIS. Do you think you can help? Or at least give me more information about John? Thanks. E-mail: jdavis1118@hotmail.com

James D. Clark Tue Oct 23 2001

Looking for information about William CLARK, Daniel CLARK and John CLARK, all listed together in 1787 tax records of Hardy Co.

Daniel CLARK and John CLARK and Thomas BORRER all had land suveys out of the same original 760 acre land grant on and along the North Fork, I believe in the area of Cabins, WV. and on to the south of there.

I believe Daniel CLARK was also the same one that had land in Upper Tract adjoining Martin JUDY. Martin JUDY Sr. (from Switzerland) was Eve BORROR's gr-grandfather. My 3gr-grandparents were Daniel CLARK and Eve BORER (BORROR), married by the Rev. David BADGLEY in 1795 in Hardy Co. I believe Daniel is a son of the Daniel in the tax records.

William CLARK was married in Scotland before coming to American probably about the time of the Rev. War. William CLARK went with David BADGLEY in 1797 to IL, but the family lost some young children and back-tracked to KY and then went to Ross Co., OH. Daniel and Eve CLARK went to adjoining Jackson Co., OH. Some of their children were born in KY. Many other Hardy Co. people also settled there in the northwest corner of Jackson Co. about 1800. These CLARKs do not appear to be connected to the New Jersey CLARKs related to the BADGLEYs who also came to Hardy Co. E-mail: jdclark@cedar-rapids.net

Rebecca Fegan Wed Oct 17 2001

I am looking for any information on Elizabeth SPAHR. She had married James MORROW and had at least one daughter, whose name was Elizabeth MORROW and was born in Hardy County 5/20/1809. Any info?

Hoping to connect with Milton Campbell who was researching SPAHR in the area. Thanks! E-mail: rfegan@uswest.net

Aaron Z. Wed Oct 17 2001

I am looking for information about families of Cassandra CUBBAGE who married David WILSON in Hardy County before 1850. Thank you Aaron Z.

Carl Sun Oct 14 2001

I am looking for information on the BEAN Family. I have a George BEAN that married Ann ?. The birthdate I have for Ann is 18 Mar 1794. Records that were passed to me show they had 10 children, Archibald, Nathaniel, Mary, Betsy Ann, Isaiah, Eliza Ann, Julia, Caroline, Hiram, and Mary Ellen. My records show that I am related to Betsy Ann BEAN who married William SAUNDERS 19 Oct 1843. She was born 9 May 1823 and died 10 Feb 1847. I have no locations other than William SAUNDERS appeared in the 1850 federal census, Carthage Twp., Athens County, OH. E-mail: crh2@zoomnet.net

Bill Randall Mon Oct 8 2001

I am looking for the cemetery that Abel RANDALL is buried in. He is my 4th great grandfather. He was born in 1726 and died July 22, 1794. He is buried somewhere in Hardy or Hampshire County, West VA. Can anyone help? Bill Randall Brookfield, WI E-mail:wmrandall@msn.com

Thomas J. Reed Mon Oct 8 2001

I am searching for the parents of John REED b. 18 Feb. 1776 probably in Pennsylvania. John REED married "Miss BISHOP" somewhere in Virginia before 1807. Issue include son James (b. 1807 VA), William (b. 1815 TN), Isaac (b. 1814 TN), Thomas (b. 1816-17 TN) and John (b.1820 AL). Any help in locating information on REED & BISHOP families in the Little Potomac Region would be appreciated T. J. Reed Widener University School of Law, E-mail: Thomas.J.Reed@law.widener.edu

Debbie Crites Mon Oct 8 2001

I am looking for these family members, Daniel CRITES was to be married to a Sarah, was told that her name before was (KUYKENDALL). Daniel and Sarah had a son Ransom CRITES; he was born about 1834 and he married Ann Eliza (ARNOLD ), she was born about 1830. All were from Hardy Co Va or West Va. Ransom and Ann had a son Isaac and he married Susan Tabitha (PRATT ), she was born 1860, the daughter of Mary Cathrine (PRATT) and Mary married a KUYKENDALL. Any info on these, I really need the help. Thanks so much. Debbie Crites E-mail: gcrites@tje1.com

Suzanne Kelly Mon Oct 8 2001

Do you know where I can get a copy of the book The Baughman Family of Baughman Settlement, Hardy County, West Virginia by Davis L. Baughman (1996)? Thank you. Sue Kelly, E-mail: skelly@northland.lib.mi.us

Elleen Williams Sun Oct 7 2001

I am the great great etc...grand daughter of Phillip MOORE, who was the father of Phillip, Maria, Margaret, Susannah, Michael, John & Conrad. I am trying to find the names of Phillip's parents.

Phillip settled in South Branch, now Hardy Co. before 1735.

Our family tree runs:
PhillipMoore m. ?
Michael m. Catherine
Phillip m. Sarah
Anna m Peter(?)
William m. Edith Fetty
Lester Franklin  m. Gay Barker
Stephen Gale Moore m. Ellen Foley
Thank you for your help.  If you need more information you may email me at elleenwilliams44@hotmail.com

Dick Dencer Sat Oct 6 2001

Searching for any information on Isaac Nicholas BAKER, born 1867 in Hardy County, Va, his sister Sarah Catherine, and their parents, John BAKER and Mary Ann BOON / BOONE. Above information is in pencil. Dick Dencer, E-mail: RBDencer@aol.com

Helen Bean Shepherd Fri Oct 5 2001

Need information on Juilius CALDWELL and Bertha Hellard (Hellerd) BEAN both born in middle to late 1800. Lived in Cooleemee, NC. E-mail: wannabedj88@yahoo.com

Donna Wolf Fri Sep 28 2001

Looking for information on a William JEFFERSON who appears in the 1830 census in Hardy Co. I am trying to connect him with a family that later moved to Ohio and then to Iowa (1850). Any help appreciated. E-mail:wolfdm35@prodigy.net

Dick Dencer Fri Sep 28 2001

John BAKER, Mary Ann BOON(E) and daughter Sarah Catherine BAKER (b. 6/05). Seeking any information on above. Sarah was my greatgrandmother. Sarah was reportedly born in Hardy County. Dick, E-mail: RBDencer@aol.com

Mary Jo Hanon Sun Sep 23 2001

I am looking for information about Jeremiah COLCLO b. abt 1783 who married a girl named Sally/Sarah in, I believe, Hardy Co. Do you have any source that lists marriages for the period around 1800? Would appreciate any help that you might have to offer. I have been looking for the parents of Jeremiah for 10 years without success. I realize that there was probably a change in the name somewhere along the way from COLCLOUGH. Thank you for your time, Mary Jo, E-mail:mjhanon1@mindspring.com

Debbie Crites Mon Sep 17 2001

I have an Isaac CRITES who married a Susan PRATT, both were from Hardy or Grant Co. area. Isaac was born 1858 and Susan was born 1860. The area they were in, was Moorefield or Petersburg, I am looking for a date that they were married, I think that they were married close to 1875 give or take... Do they have a book or any thing that may help me find the info that I need. I don't live in the area that I need the info from. Thank you. Debbie Crites, E-mail:gcrites@tje1.com

Judy Tighe Mon Sep 17 2001

I am looking for information about John JENKINS born about 1753 in Hardy County, Virginia (W.VA). He served in the Revolutionary War from Hardy County in the Light Dragoons. His daughter Drusilla married Van C. DAWSON in 1819 in Hardy Co. I would appreciate any information available concerning these people and their families. E-mail: mjtighe@mcsi.net

David Lee Wed Sep 12 2001

Looking for family of Proctor Quentin DESKINS. born Sept. 1, 1919 Hardy Co. Father - Jack Garret DESKINS, Mother - Carmine FLUTY DESKINS. Proctor worked for Mallory Coal Company in 1939 in Mallory. E-mail:dave2d@earthlink.net

Linda Miller Sat Sep 8 2001

I am trying to locate records for Mount Oliphant Cemetary in Moorefield. My husband's great grandparents were buried there, but we have not been able to locate the plots. They are probably unmarked. His name was Samuel COMBS, born 3-21-1851 and died around Nov. 1923. His wife was Francis SMITH COMBS Born 2-10- 1850 and died around March 1930. Our records are sparse. I would appreciate your help. Thank you Linda Miller, E-mail:Woodwk1st@aol.com

Pamela Landaker Tue Sep 4 2001

I am searching for the Parents of James William LANDACRE b.April 18, 1900 in Wardensville, WV and lived in Moorefield, WV. I think he was married in Moorefield to Elsie Mae HOSE (date unknown). Do not have any information on his parents or siblings. Do you have any information on LANDACRE's in Wardensville or Moorefield around 1870 - 1880. E-mail:jrpjl@innernet.net

Pamela Landaker Tue Sep 4 2001

Searching for the parents of Elsie Mae HOSE. I believe she was born in 1902 in Moorefield,WV. I have no information on her parents or siblings. Can you help me to locate any HOSE family members that may have been born in Moorefield around 1870 to 1880. Elsie married James William LANDAKER or LANDACRE. E-mail:jrpjl@innernet.net

Pat Thompson Sat Sept 1 2001

I have the following two possible clues only for my search for Gracie Myrtle TURNER b. Mar. 1876 somewhere in West Virginia.

There is the one and only census that has been found (to date) with a Gracie M. TURNER listed, although the dates don't quite match ( I know sometimes the dates are off by years).

This is the census report:
1880 Census: Union District, Grant Co., West Virginia
Source: FHL Film 1255402 National Archives Film T9-1402 Page 220A
W. M. TURNER, self, white, age 26, married b. VA, Farm Labor, Fa. b. PA, Mo. b. PA
Jane C., other, mulatto, age 26, married, b. VA, Keeping House, Fa. b. VA, Mo. b. VA
Mary C., dau, mulatto, age 5, b. WV, Fa. b. VA, Mo. b. VA
Gracie M., dau, mulatto, age 2, b. WV, Fa. b. VA, Mo. b. VA
Orie E., dau, mulatto, age 11 months, b WV, Fa. b. VA, Mo. b. VA

The strongest clue in the census, other then the listing of the name Gracie M., is the fact that her sibling was named Orie. My grgrandmother named her one of her daughters Ora Pearl. Maybe Orie is a nickname for Ora?

I was also looking at the GROVE family of Grant Co. Per on-line genealogies I found this:

John GROVES m. Mahala Jane PHARES b. 1866, Pendleton Co., WV
Children :
Martha Alice m. C. O. TURNER
Clarence B.
Gracie m. Jesse IDLEMAN
Edith m. Olin WEESE
Myrtle m. ? TURNER
Bertha Susan b. 1886 m. Earl Trenton
Herman Frank b. 1888

Using the combinations of the siblings and spouses names, you have Gracie Myrtle TURNER, since naming patterns repeat themselves in the pioneer families you would think there is some connection. She also named a son Frank.

However, the dates just don't match.

This is my last brick wall for a grgrandparent. If anyone has the slightest clue that would help me find Gracie's family I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Pat Thompson, E-mail:pat125@erols.com

Mary Louise Gossum Sun Aug 26 2001

I am looking for any information on the family of Jacob WISE who was living in Hardy Co. 1880. Jacob WISE, age 60; wife Rachel, age 39; children Benj. T. 7, Ann R. 5, Arthur L. 3 and Amanda 1. Birth place of all WVA. Would like to prove Jacob was a son of William WISE and Mary Ann BAKER. E-mail: mlgossum@apex.net

Esther Huggins Wed Aug 22 2001

I am researching the name John Will BOWERS born Kessel, Hardy Co., WVa, 1906, and Jenny KESNER, same area. Is there anyone else researching these names? If so, let me know. E-mail: esther_huggins@hotmail.com

Mary Gravely Sun Aug 19 2001

Seeking info on Adam HIDER family. Adam d. 1789 in Hardy Co. He had daughter, Lydia, who m Solomon RYAN, son of John RYAN and Sarah (believed to be Crouch). The RYANS came to Kentucky and John RYAN died April 1798 in Mercer County, KY. E-mail: grav@searnet.com

Brandon Radcliff Wed Aug 15 2001

I'm trying to find out the names of the parents of Edward F. Radcliff. He was born in 1768 and married Mary about 1787.

He left for Illinois about 1797. His son Simon was born about 1788. His son Charles R. was born Nov. 9,1792. His third son, Michael, was born is 1796. He also had a daughter, Rachel, she was born in 1807. E-mail: bradcliff@jcn.net

Richard Cox Fri Aug 10 2001

Hello, I am researching my wife's genealogy. Her grandfather was John David LOWERY who was born 20 Jan 1863 in Moorefield. His father was John LOWERY. His mother was Jane Ann LOWERY. Do you have any information on this family? Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. E-mail: RCOX@AMERITECH.NET

Mrs. Hancock Fri Aug 10 2001

We are looking for anything about Caleb and Phoebe ORAHOOD. They had a son born there in 1804, named Jacob. If you would have any information on this family I would sure appreciate it. Thanks So Very Much, Mrs. Hancock, E-mail: Suziehomemaker47@aol.com

Chuck Swanson Tue Aug 7 2001

Am looking for Hiram WILSON who married Catherine ELSEY in 1846. {She was probably Catherine O'HAVER the widow of Ogden ELZEY married June 15, 1834 in Hardy Co. They and their 5 living children disappear off the map after the 1860 census. Anyone know of this family? Their disappearance probably had something to do with the Civil War, but have looked for 10 years without any luck. E-mail: cswans@accn.org

Wayne O. Cunningham Sun Jul 29 2001

I am looking for any evidence of the slightest degree, that would tie the CUNNINGHAMs of Hampshire / Hardy Counties, in the pre 1800s to the CUNNINGHAMs of Fauquier County Virginia, post 1800. In particular, I am looking for James CUNNINGHAM, b. 1780-85, and I also have intrest in John and William CUNNINGHAM. All were found on the 1810 census for Fauquier Co. I have a marriage record for James CUNNINGHAM (a proven ancestor) to Nancy WELCH, in Fauquier Co. (1802). This is as far back as I have been. E-mail:wayneo@sainet.net

Kim Clark Sat Jul 28 2001

Hello I am trying to locate any information on the FOX family of Hardy Co. I know a lot of FOXes married into the INSKEEP family and the VANMETERs, I can Find plenty of information on them. The FOX family is even repeatedly Mentioned in the book History of Hardy Co., but there seems to be no personal info. As you can read by my inquiry I'm stuck at George FOX getting married in 12/12/1883 to Bettie Seymour HUTTON, they were only married 3 years before he died 3/27/1887. I need to know what happened to their children, one of them is my greatgrandfather his name was Edwin FOX I think born in 1886. If that is true my family tree would be complete. I thank you for any help you can give. Kim Clark, E-mail:YANKEEPUDDYKAT@aol.com

Anne Blocker Fri Jul 27 2001

The Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 117 shows William McGUIRE as an Indian spy or scout under Capt. John Henderson. He was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania; died, 1789, in Hampshire County, Virginia. I believe it is his daughter that married Job WELTON, the Census Taker in Hardy County, West Virginia.

I am having problems finding any additional information on the McGUIRE/McQUIRE family or on the Looney's Massacre that involved the WELTON family. Sorry to be lost. Can you point me in the right direction? I am hoping someone is already an expert on this line of McGUIREs and can get me to Ireland. I am hoping to help others with what I have researched to date. Thanks, Anne, E-mail:ASBlocker@aol.com

Darrell Groves Wed Jul 25 2001

Today I received a copy of Chenowith GROVES death certificate, #39969, State of Ohio, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, from Ken Groves. This Chenowith is clearly not Isaac Marian's GROVES son. He was born May 10, 1874 in West Virginia and died July 18, 1915 in Fairfield, Madison Co., Ohio. I am guessing that he is the son of Isaac M. or N. GROVES who was the son of Solomon Hiram GROVES, son of Isaac Marin and Susan Roby. This appears to be the line that Ken comes from and it was Solomon Hiram who inherited the GROVES' homestead which Ken's family owned until recently. Chenowith's mother's name looks like it is spelled Su-"s or z"- i -"s or z" STINGLEY. The notice was "sworn to" by Elizabeth Chenowith GROVES. Eliza is the name on her death certificate and it lists her father as Jacob Powell. Her day of death appears to be May 29, 1929 on her death certificate . I cannot read it clearly but she was born June ?3, 1833. She was 95 years old. She lived at 536 Cathrine St., Columbus, Ohio at the time of her death. Age 95 yrs. 11 mo. 7 da. Certificate #34449

I will now re enter Susan ROBY as the wife of Isaac Marin GROVES in my files. I would appreciate any help with this line. E-mail:kdwgroves@yahoo.com

Bill Good Wed Jul 25 2001

I am looking for information on Jacob GOOD living on Patterson's Creek, Hampshire Co., VA in 1748. Jacob GOOD b. abt. 1720-35died in 1780 in Hampshire Co. Wife Susanna? (last name?) (Maybe a 1st wife- an Elizabeth) (Susanna is for sure) Children: Isaac b. abt 1755, Peter b. abt 1760, Abraham and probably others. Any information or direction pointing will be greatly appreciated as this Jacob GOOD and his parents/family are my big dead end in my research for my ancestors. Sincerely, Bill Good, E-mail:bill_good1@hotmail.com

Hal Phillips Sun Jul 22 2001

I am interested in all descendants from the SHOBE brothers Jacob and Martin that came to USA in 1737 and settled in Grant and Hardy Co. Hal Phillips, E-mail:whphillip@qwest.net

Tracy Thu Jul 19 2001

I am a descendant of Jacob BOSLEY. He lived in Hardy Co.WV but am not sure if he was born there. He had 6 boys, Marion, Scott, Charlie, Tom(my great grandfather)Walter and Harvey. I am guessing he was born around 1880? I have no other information (spouse,when married, death) Any information would be wonderful at This point. Thank you. E-mail:jlmtdm@ix.netcom.com

Dale Sines Tue Jul 17 2001

Does anyone know the complete name of Sarah A. __, who married Benjamin SINE ca. 1855 in Hardy Co? I believe this was a second marriage for him. Dale, TX, E-mail:DRSines@hot.rr.com

Virginia Gourley Sun Jul 15 2001

Any help on these families would really help me. Virginia, E-mail:legvlg@heartland.net

Karl Hampton Wed Jul 8 2001

Noah HAMPTON in his 1772 (probated 1775) Will, named a daughter Mathy: ... Andrew HAMTON My Bible also I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter Mathy five shillings....

It has been reported that in the colonial eastern mountain dialect, "Mathy" is Martha.

7-31-1779 - Martha WILLIAMS to Garret VANMETER. Bill of Sale. Place on which she lived, for L500 pounds, one bushel salt, two bushels corn, one and one-half bushels wheat: rec. 8-10-1779. Wit: Jacob VANMETER, Noah WILLIAMS.

Engineering for Corridor H Highway Project (supplied by George M. Williams) indicates lot #4 of the South Branch Manor is owned by Martha WILLIAMS and "to Isaac VANMETER". I can not find anything from a Martha WILLIAMS to an Isaac VANMETER (in the property records up to 1800, Martha WILLIAMS South Branch Manor). The only record I have found so far is the sale from Martha WILLIAMS to Garret VANMETER in 1779, referenced above. Did Garret transfer this to son Isaac, thus the explanation of why it is in Isaac's name? Garret had a son named Isaac. Isaac was 27 years old when his father died (reportedly Garret died 15 Apr 1788), which probably means that Isaac inherited it, could this be why there isn't a deed from a Martha WILLIAMS to an Isaac VANMETER and the Highway Investigation notes the property as Martha WILLIAMS to Isaac VANMETER instead of Garret?

Considerable research and several different sources indicate that Lot #4 of the South Branch Manor is preciously where Noah Hamptons Mill Run is believed to have been located (Now know as Anderson Run and Walnut Bottom on today's maps). As is noted, a NOAH WILLIAMS is a witness to the sale by Martha WILLIAMS. So it would appear this Martha WILLIAMS had a son (or other relative name Noah). If her son or other relative, would it not seem that he might have been named after grandfather Noah Hampton? Noah's Mill location is referenced also in this recording: 1762 - Col. George Mercer of Frederick Co. 100 A. in Black Walnut Bottom adj. John Ryan, Noah Hamptons Run in Hampshire Co. Surv. David Vance. 1 Jan. 1762 nnlg/p128/K-342:

I have thus far not found a recorded transference by Noah Hampton of this property (Hamptons Mill Run) to anyone, yet a Martha WILLIAMS appears the owner of it, prior to the Vanmeters acquiring it?

Noah possibly could have conveyed the property in his 3 documents recorded in 1761. Noah possibly conveyed property in 1775 just before he died because he posted a bond. Any help in this regard would be most appreciated. Noah also has been reported to have given grandson Jonathan PURCELL a lot on the South Branch, I have not yet found a record of that.

George PURCELL, descendant of Noah Hampton through daughter Ann and discoverer of Noah Hampton's Will, states in a letter to Hampton researcher RB Cox, "I believe Mathy (Martha) married a WILLIAMS."

Anyone have any thought or information on this? Anyone else working on this? Any help is most appreciated. Karl Hampton, E-mail:khampton@mediaone.net

Betty Hamner Fri Jul 6 2001

Need data on family of James ALLEN, b. 4 July 1776 Pendleton, or Hardy Co. (W.) Va. There was a John ALLEN listed in the militia from this area who was killed in 1777 during the Rev. There is a widow ALLEN listed in tax lists of Hardy Co. 1782. James ALLEN m. Magdaline KEYDENDAL in Hardy Co., 1796. Have marr. record by Valentine Powers. Their first child was Mary, my ancestor. Second was Solomon. Magdalina d. soon after. anyone with knowledge of these two families welcome. E-mail: bettyhamner@yahoo.com

Linda Fri Jul 6 2001

I am Linda and I am researching my ancestors...Unfortunately I am a little way off in the distance. I live in San Angelo, Texas, almost right in the middle of the state.

In Texas, we have what is called the Handbook of Texas. It is a reference where you can look up about anything concerning deceased communities, towns, etc. to the Indians etc.

What I am looking for is the history on this little community where my ancestors lived, called Baker.. Can you help or give me a reference to where I can get this info. for example: when started, by whom, just anything about cemetery that is there etc. Your assistance and time is greatly appreciated..Please email me at cowlily4568@aol.com...Thanks again...Linda

James Wesley Rawles Thu Jun 28 2001

Apparently, my g.g.g.grandfather John William RAWLES and his friend and business partner of many years, John RUSH both signed: "Petition To Add A Portion of Hardy County to Hampshire County" (1787) that I found on the Hardy County Genealogy web site, via a web search.

Here is my current RAWLES Family patrilineal quest:
I'm seeking information on my g.g.g.grandfather John William RAWLES (b. 18 Mar 1755) who married Sarah "Sally" HEADLEY (b. 26 Feb. 1774, possibly in Virginia.) They were married on 1 Oct. 1796 in Harrison County, Tennessee. A summary written by Eleanor Rawles of Lafayette Indiana states that John came from Baltimore County, Maryland and then in sequence lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and finally in Indiana.

John and Sarah RAWLES had ten children.

John had a brother, Elisha RAWLES, (b. about 1772) who apparently married Sarah's sister or cousin, Frances HEADLEY (b. 1778). Elisha and Frances were married in Harrison Co. Kentucky in 1795. They eventually settled in Marion Co. Ohio. They perhaps had as many as 14 children.

I've been unsuccessful in finding any information farther back than the marriages of John and Elisha Rawles.

Oral history has it that John and Elisha were born in Baltimore County, but I've been unable to establish a firm link there.

According to Dick Shorr and Thomas Burke of the Ohio state Auditor's Office (614) 466-4514), John RAWLES (or RAWLE?) and John RUSH first filed on land in Ross County in the Northwest Territory (this portion later became Ohio) on July 9, 1801. They listed their Residence at time of entry as Ross County (which later became Pickaway County.) They paid $2 an acre for all of Section 12 and most of Section 13, Township 3, Range 22, Worthington Survey. The land totaled 1,183 acres. Their initial payment was $591.80. This was 1/4 of the total due--the balance was $1775.40. This land was later to become part of Pickaway County when it was incorporated in 1810.

I would greatly appreciate your help. ANY information on ancestors and/or descendent lines would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks in Advance!
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Currently researching: Barnard, Biffle, Bilderback, Birthistle, Creveling, Crow, Fischer, Gray, Hampton, Headley, Henckel, Holloway, Hvesser, Irwine, Kinsella, McAbee, Oilar, Parrot, Pitcher, Rawles / Rawls / Rowles, Sacry, Shirk, Sproule, Taylor, Wallach, & Weaver

George Davidson Mon Jun 25 2001

Looking for anyone who may have any info on Robert DAVIDSON b. 1811 Hardy Co. d. unk, married an Elizabeth GOCHENOUR/COHENOUR. http://www.genealogyfamilytrees.com/davidson.htm E-mail: gidavidson@genealogyfamilytrees.com

Bob Lawson Tue Jun 19 2001

Seeking info on early MUNTZINGS who moved to that part of Hardy County that later became Grant County. 1850 Census shows Frances, Ernest, Ferdinand and Mary MUNTZING. I know Ernest later became Grant County county clerk/recorder. E-mail: lawsonbob@hotmail.com

Thom Flory Mon Jun 18 2001

Looking for marriage info (prob 1880-1884) for William H. RICKARD to Amanda KOOTZ/KOTZ/KOONTZ. My relative William RICKARD (b. 20 May 1856, Rockingham Co, VA) married Amanda in WV, probably Hardy Co if she is the daughter of Francis KOOTZ & Lydia BARB (speculated). Her birth info including parents are also of interest. Thanks. E-mail: 63tflory@andover.edu

Virginia Perry Sun Jun 17 2001

I am searching for all KETTERMAN families and the families they married into in this area from 1786 to present. I have collected much information in the last 40 years and will share. Should anyone need a lookup of names from the North Mill Creek Church I have the complete list of people who attended, were born, baptized or died who are listed in these records. Virginia, E-mail: vperry1@shawneelink.net

Lucile N.White Sun Jun 17 2001

My great-great grandfather was John SLATER, born 1791 in Virginia. This family named their children with family names. One of the sons was named "John CLAYPOOLE SLATER." I have identified the family connection with "Adam WOLFE SLATER" but cannot find the connection to John CLAYPOOLE. Can anyone help me? E-mail: lnwhite@parrett.net

Keith Hays Fri Jun 15 2001

I am researching the McNEILL Rangers. I need photographs of John Hansen (Hanse) McNEILL, Jesse C. McNEILL or any of the members of McNEILL's Partisan Rangers who were active in Hardy county from late 1862 until the end of the Civil War.

Anyone who is connected with the families of the rangers who would like to provide family stories for an article would be appreciated. E-mail: lkhays@monticello.net

Monica Watkins Wagner Tue June 5 2001

C. WATKINS' (g Grandad) stone in Olivet Cemetery is part of Civil War stones for Hardy & Hampshire Cty. I do not believe he is actually buried there. I can't find where he is buried. I am trying to trace his marriage and death and burial but have run up against a brick wall. I was hoping to link up with some other WATKINS who may have some clues. ........ Many thanks for response ..........Monica Watkins Wagner, E-mail:Marymaw@erols.com

Tobias Bunnell Tue May 29 2001

I am looking for any information on the family of Ezekiel S. CLEMENTS born abt 1801 Hardy County W. Virginia. He married Elizabeth SHIRK abt 1845 where they had 3 known children Elmira, George W., and Susan Virginia all born in Liberty Twp, Union County, Ohio. Ezekiel had a previous marriage to a Mary OGDON. E-mail:tbunn1@ctcn.net

Tobias Bunnell Tue May 29 2001

I am looking for the parents of John SHIRK born: 3 Feb 1787 Hardy county W. VA and died in Liberty Twp. Union County OH 28 Jul 1873. He married Sarah "Sally" BRAKE 2 Aug 1805. Also looking for info on Ezekiel S. CLEMENTS born 1801 Hardy County W. VA died 11 Jan 1881 in Champaign County, OH. He was the second marriage of Elizabeth SHIRK, daughter of John and Sarah Brake SHIRK. E-mail:tbunn1@ctcn.net

Larry Riffey Wed May 23 2001

Looking for my ggrandfather Harvey W. RIFFEY b. 1840 VA. First census I have been able to find him in is the 1870 Hardy census, spelling was RHIFFEY. By that time he was married had children and had served in the 11th VA Calvary in the Civil War. Our information says that Harvey mustered in at Winchester, VA. but I have not location on where he mustered out. No record of him prior to that or his marriage to Elizabeth MILLER. Any RIFFEY information would be helpful. Hope you can help. Larry Riffey, Plano, TX, email: Lriffey007@aol.com or larry@granitebear.com

Robyn Luethge Wed May 9 2001

I am trying to locate any information on a George SAGEAR, or any one with the last name spelled this way. I found a land grant paper listing Hardy County Virginia as where George SAGEAR came from. The date on this was 1842 but wondering if his parents where still there? Ending up with a lot of dead ends because of the spelling of the last name. Any help you could give me would be appreciated! Thank You Robyn Sagear Luethge, E-mail: drekkl@maqs.net

Drucilla Roberts Tue May 8 2001

I am searching for any burial information on James ROBERTS who was killed in Moorefield in 1864 in the Civil War. I was told there is a cemetery in Moorefield for the burial of the Civil War soldiers. Does this cemetery exist and is there anyone who lives near by who can go and search for me? Thank you, Drucilla, E-mail: drucilla@pmt.org

Pam W. Dean Wed May 2 2001

I have obtained a copy of the Hardy County marriage book for my ancestors John HIBS (HIBBS) and Christina ROTRUCK, married 1808. It looks like the last name might be 'Raatrae'. Does anyone know anything about the spelling of the surnames Raatrae/Rotruck? Can anyone identify what church John Johnson (the minister) may be from? Did John or Christina live in Hardy County to be married there? Thanks, Pam Dean E-mail: PamW.Dean@mail.state.ky.us

Maxine Hobbs Tue May 1 2001

Looking for Christopher COX, found in Lot #13 with Joseph INSKIP, who had half, in South Branch Manor. I'm trying to connect this Christopher COX with Friend, Gabriel, or Israel COX whose properties were along the Potomac. Friend COX is mentioned in the South Branch Manor Rent Rolls. Can you help me locate Lot #13 in present day terms? What is "the Trough"? Downloaded the 1758 map and still can't figure location.

Christopher COX was an early settler to Washington Co.PA serving in Capt. Andrew Farley's regiment with Michael and Andrew COX, believed to be related somehow. Christopher was bca 1740 married to Margaret ---, sons John and Christopher Jr., daughters Christiana and Margaret. Historians seem to feel the numerous COXES who went to Washington Co. PA were interrelated, but do not specify how. I've not been able to find a Christopher in the John, Gabriel, Friend, or Israel COX families. If I knew where Christopher COX's Lot #13 was in relation to the other COXES, I might have a better argument.

Thank you for any help, Kind regards, Maxine,E-mail: mdhobbs@gwis.com

Dennis Johnson Mon Apr 30 2001

Looking for the will of Lt. William HUGHES died aft 1793 Hardy Co. Can someone look up this will for me. I will pay for copies. E-mail: durja@tiusa.net

Mary Louise Gossum Fri Apr 27 2001

George Michael KETNER died in Hardy Co. in 1806. Can anyone give me the maiden name of his wife Catherine and source of information? I am a descendant of their daughter Elizabeth who married Frederick WISE and died in Hardy Co. ca 1830. E-mail: mlgossum@apex.net

Karen Morrow Sun Apr 22 2001

My grandfather was Edgar Mortimer WILLIAMS who died in Columbus, Ohio, c 1938. His family was from West Virginia as evidenced from a newspaper obituary about his brother, Phillip WILLIAMS who also died in Ohio. In my possession is a letter from the 1930's to Edgar M. from a cousin asking about the diaries of Philip PECK. I also have a letter from the 1830's addressed to Hannah PECK, Hardy County, West Virginia. I am interested in any information about these families. If these letters are of interest to anyone, I will be glad to send copies. Thank you, Karen Morrow E-mail: emorrow@elp.rr.com

Sonja Sun Apr 22 2001

I would appreciate any assistance at all for the Bakers born/married/died in Baker, Hardy Co., WV.Thank you.Sonja E-mail:OWAYNEFLET@aol.com

Judy Primmer Sat Apr 21 2001

Can you tell me anything of the BASORE'S of Hardy Co. ? I'm looking for a John BASORE/BASHORE/? born in the early half of 1850's. I believe he married an Elizabeth DICE. Any help or direction would be appreciated, Thanks, Judy E-mail: addamaph@uslink.net

J. Lee Simons Sat Apr 14 2001

Christian SIMON lived in Hardy Co. and married Elizabeth PODLEY here in 1808. I am interested in tracing his line back further, but have received contradictory versions of the past from other descendants. Any help is appreciated, especially if you have real documentation for these people and their lives in West Virginia, Virginia, and beyond. E-mail: trimoss@juno.com

Tricia Demoss Wed Apr 11 2001

Looking for info. Nancy DOUD who died in Hardy Co. c.1840 was 1st married to ? DOUD and had a daughter who married a HICKEY and had at least 1 daughter Nancy who married Charles CRAIG in 1829. Looking for James DOUD/DOWDS also in Hardy Co. Was supposed to be overseerer of plantation -- died about 1823 in Hardy Co. during spring flood, left wife Margaret (NEWELL) DOUDS, sons, William, Elijah, and Samuel. Shortly aft. 1823 -- this family moved to Ohio. E-mail:trimoss@juno.com

Judy Kimble Wed Apr 11 2001

Researching David MONGOLD (m) Margaret Elizabeth/Magdalene/Mary?? FITZWATER daughter of George & Magdalene SITES FITZWATER. They married 6 Dec 1884 in Hardy Co. David was born in Hardy Co. ca. 1850.

Margaret died 1945.

Children of David and Margaret:

Trying to find out who David's parents are. Any info would be greatly appreciated. E-mail me at: jckim@hardynet.com Thanks.

Steve Heltzel Wed Apr 11 2001

Just looking for some info on HELTZELs within or around Hardy county. Wardensville and Perry may be hotspots. I am a HELTZEL, descendent of a Harrison HELTZEL that lived in the Perry area, and died around 1917. Thanks, Steve Heltzel, E-mail: heltzel@shentel.net

Doug Hughes Mon Apr 9 2001

I am a decendent of James HUGHES (HEWES) 1756 - 1802. He was married to Mary Margaret MCNEELY or MC NEALY. I am looking for more information on either of them. Thank you. E-mail: dguyhughes@msn.com

Jim Funkhouser Sun Apr 8 2001
Cemetery on Mattias Wilkins Farm

I have seen references to a graveyard on the farm of Matthias WILKINS (d.1803) at Lost River. Does anyone know the location of this cemetery? E-mail: j.a.funkhouser@worldnet.att.net

Jim Funkhouser Sun Apr 8 2001

Francis GODLOVE b. 1797; d. Wardensville 1890. Does anyone know of any photograph of Francis? E-mail: j.a.funkhouser@worldnet.att.net

Eric Walters Wed Apr 4 2001

Please include the following surnames I'm searching in & around Hardy county: BLAND - COLER, specifically, I'm working on these folks from your marriage index:
BLAND, Jonas & COLER, Margaret 7/13/1842 Jacob Markwood
Thanks! Eric Walters, E-mail: eric.walters@finchcms.edu

Caroline Sims Coon Tue Apr 3 2001

Edmund HICKEY, b 1746-1750, Cork, Ireland; immigrated to America ca 1750-1774; after Revolutionary War in which he served, but no records found, he settled in VA./ MD. and raised a large family. He married Dianna (Deanna) SIMMONDS 4 Apr 1777, in Frederick Co., MD, in Luthern Church, as witnessed by John MANDFIELD, Thomas SIMMONDS and Cathern HUTSONS. They then went to Hardy Co., WV, where she is supposedly buried in the Funkhouse Old Toll Cemetary----died 26 July 1807. I am interested in location ---- also, any info about the parents of Edmund HICKEY and Diannah SIMMONDS, as well as any land records etc. Please email me at wmccsc@worthlink.net. Thank you. Caroline SIMS COON.

Dennis Johnson Fri Mar 30 2001

William HUGHES b.1738 Chester Co, PA. Lt. William HUGHES died in Hardy Co after 1793 Looking for his parents. Was there a Will? Who was he married to? What were his children's names? E-mail: durja@tiusa.net

Laura Mathias Stapleton Thu Mar 29 2001

I'm Looking For Johann Jacob DISPOINIT's parents and wife's name, also, Lewis BOSWELL's parents and wife. Also, Lewis RUSH's parents and wife, also John MATHIAS's parents names and wife Barbara's maiden name, also, Benjamin B. JENKINS parents names.

Johann Jacob DISPOINIT - b: abt.1717 - d: 1756
Lewis BOSWELL b: 1812 - d: 1870 - Wife:Sarah (Her Parents possibly James and Rebecca ELZICK.
Lewis RUSH's daughter Dorcas Marr: 1802 to Benjamin B.JENKINS.
Harry DELAWDER Married Tudie Rebecca COOK, they had son William B:1910
E-mail: myeverett@yahoo.com

LeVon Walker Thu Mar 29 2001

Hi, I am researching Hannah LINTON b. 14 Apr. 1795 in Hardy Co. d. 3 Mar 1853 in Mower Co., MN. She married Benjamin WALKER in Madison Co., OH. Her father was: William LINTON and her mother was Mary WILLIAMS. LeVon Walker, E-mail: Geniekid64@aol.com

Jeff Hume-Pratuch Wed Mar 28 2001
Mt Shiloh Cemetery

I'm trying to track down burial records for Mount Shiloh Cemetery in Wardensville, W.Va. A cousin was buried there in 1971, according to her death certificate. Do you know if this is a public or a church cemetery? Thanks for your help! Jeff Hume-Pratuch, E-mail:jeff@naicu.edu

Rosemary Teghtmeyer Wed Mar 28 2001

Hi .. I'm doing genealogy on my Grandmother 's side of the family. She was born Grace Elizabeth MONGOLD b. 27 Jan. 1893 in Grant County, WV to David Clinton MONGOLD and Mary Ellen YANKEY.

David Clinton MONGOLD'S parents were Harvey MONGOLD and Jemima CRITES. Jemima was b. ABT. 1813 Hardy County, Virginia m. 7 Oct. 1840. Except for the names of their children that's all I have.

I'm searching for more info on my great great grandmother Jemima CRITES, b.ABT. 1813,m. Harvey MONGOLD 7 Oct. 1840 Hardy County Virginia. I'd like to know who her parents were, when she died. I'm willing to share any/all info that I have on family. Best Wishes, Rosemary, E-mail: rmary98@yahoo.com

Ron Wuethrich Tue Mar 27 2001

Does anyone have a copy of "Hardy County Family Histories to 1900"? I have been referred to an article on page 203 about a Joseph RIGGLEMAN that may contain some information pertinent to my research. My wife was a RIGGLEMAN from Upshur County and we are trying to establish (or disestablish) a link to Hardy County. Thanks, Ron, E-mail: rjwuethrich@juno.com

Eda L. Rumer Bobo Sat Mar 24 2001

I am looking for the parents and siblings of Jesse RUMER b. 5-31-1825 in VA. (now W. Va. probably Hardy Co.) married Caroline Elizabeth JACOBS b. 3-14-1826 in about 1845. Had their 1st child there, Franklin David RUMER b. 1847 and then moved to Fayette Co., Ohio where they had 11 more children. Her parents were Frank JACOBS and Sally HURNESS.

There were a lot of RUMERs in Fayette Co., Ohio already by 1850 but I can find no way to connect them to Jesse. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. I had an e-mail from a Samuel C. Rumer on a site that did not allow indiviuals to directly e-mail each other. So I have not been able to re-connect with him. He stated that he thought Jesse was a brother to Solomon b. 1819. Time frame is correct but Samuel did not state WHY he thought this was correct. Would like to hear from this individual again. Just me, Eda Rumer Bobo svpi@bright.net

Alice Ours Tue Mar 20 2001

I am looking for a family bible of the OURS family. John Godfrey OUR/OURS and Sigmond OUR/OURS were brothers who lived in Grant, Harrison, and Hardy Counties, VA during the 1700's.

Any information about a family bible would be appreciated. Thank You, Alice, E-mail: syrex@coslink.net

Monica Wagner Fri Mar 16 2001
Olivet Cemetery

I am researching an ancestor who served in the 11th Va. Calvary. In it is stated that my ancestor is buried in Olivet Cem. Moorefield, Hardy Cty, Wv.

Has someone published a cemetery listing for the cemetery?

Thank you for answering this most preplexing question..........Monica Wagner, E-mail:Marymaw@erols.com

Bill Henning Fri Mar 16 2001

I am seeking to prove the ancestry of my gg-grandparents, Abraham VANMETER and Elizabeth PARSONS supposedly born in Hardy Co WV in years 1785 and 1790 or 1800 respectively. These dates are from LDS Personal Ancestral File and are confirmed by the VanMeter State Park Cemetary records. Contrary to what many believe, Abraham is not the son of Col Jacob VANMETER, born in 1804, and married to a second cousin, Elizabeth Ann VANMETER. PAF indicates that Abraham's parents were Joseph VANMETER and Hanna. BILL HENNING, E-mail: Gwhenning@Yahoo.com

Carolyn Edgar Tue Mar 13 2001

Looking for information on Ella BEAN who married Henry DAVIDSON in early 1890s in Mathias. Their children were Etha Virginia Davidson b. Aug. 16, 1893 in Mathias, Elva, Elbert, Guy and there were others. They moved to Inkerman and Ella and Henry are buried in a small church cemetary there. They died in 1940s.

Etha married Homer Clyde SNARR around 1914 and they had a son Arley Garland SNARR that year. Homer died right after that. Etha then married Joseph W. RUCKMAN. We are trying to trace the family roots. Thanks for any direction you can give me. E-mail: cedgar@mindspring.com

Gary Ayres Wed Mar 7 2001

Compatriots, Is there anyone out there that may have kinship to this Confederate Gentleman from West Virginia. His name is Marcellus S. ALEXANDER, son of S. H. and Mary ALEXANDER. An old slab on concrete in a cemetery near my house shows the following:

Marcellus S. Alexander
Son of S.H. and Mary Alexander
Conf. Soldier
b. in Moorefield, WVA
b. 20 Sept 1845
d. 19 Jan 1906

Our local camp will be trying to get a Confederate stone for him and have a dedication to him, hopefully before the year is over. Maybe he has some family still around Moorefield, WVA. E-mail: gayres@tri-lakes.net

Dana Meyer Tue Mar 6 2001

In 1912 to 1914 a SINE, George (O,D,W ??) died and was buried somewhere I heard in Hardy Co, WV. He had been married to Annie Mary LENTZ they had several children one of which was only 2 years old when his father George died in maybe some kind of an accident. It is possible the wife Annie Mary Sine (maiden Lentz) was not informed until after his burial. Anyone with any information please contact me at the email address pepsi3@ix.netcom.com.

Annie Mary (LENTZ) SINE later went on to marry a James F. PARSONS around March of 1914. It is told some of the children except the youngest Samuel were sent to live with Annie LENTZ's relatives in the Virginia (Bentonville) area???

George SINE may have died sometime around November of 1912, 1913, or 1914 even the month could be wrong. Also possible it was a train accident working or walking on railroad???? Could be buried in a marked or unmarked grave in Hardy County, WV???? Also possible at time of death people did not know his relatives or at first his name????

Lynda Starbird Mon Mar 5 2001

Is anyone heading for the Hardy County Courthouse in Moorefield?

I need someone to look in the death register for Charles COMBS.
He was born 12 May 1812
He died August 1863 in Hardy County.

In abt 1832, he married 1st Priscilla CLAYPOOL who died 18 Sept 1856. In Dec. 1856 he married 2nd Mary Ann Chrisman CHILCOTT. Charles' parents were Francis Ignatius and Nancy Claypool Combs.

I need to know

This should all be listed on one line and across two pages of the death register for the year 1863.

All printed material shows Charles as buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield. He is not there. Yes, there is a civil war monument for the 18th Va. Cavalry. And yes, Charles is listed on that main monument as being in the 18th. However, he is not buried in any of the graves encircling that monument. Nor is he buried anywhere else in the cemetery.

I know that he should be listed in the death register in Hardy County. His 1st wife died in 1856 and she is listed along with all of the other information that I requested for Charles. So, I am reasonably certain that Charles' death in 1863 will also be listed.

I reside on the West Coast and am unable to get to Moorefield to do this research myself. I have volunteered to help east coast people with their West coast research and am hoping that someone can now help me with mine. Thank you, Lynda, E-mail: CHAT111@aol.com

Maryland Scholes Mon Mar 5 2001

We are looking for records re. Reuben DENNIS. Our initial information showed that his birth was in 1792 in Hampshire Co., VA. Now we believe that this became Hardy Co. WV. Please refer any information, links or suggestions for finding any of this information to: pemar1263@aol.com. Thank you for your assistance. Maryland Scholes

Gene A. Pierce Mon Mar 5 2001

I would like any information you have on the following: Blaze Robertson (1742-1810) buried in Hardy, VA Revolutionary War Hannah Hutchinson (1752-1836) married Blaze Robertson. Rebecca Robertson (1786-1859) Daughter of above and James Hamilton (1783-1856) married above 11-30-1811 in Hardy. John and Sarah Hamilton Parents of above Thanks. E-mail: Gap599@cs.com

Judy Kimble Fri Mar 2 2001

I am researching David MONGOLD's family of Moorefield.

He had John William MONGOLD, Ashby David MONGOLD and Vernie Mongold WHITTINGTON. Not sure of how many more children there may have been. Ashby was my grandfather. I think John died in 1988. If anyone has any info on anyone of this family, I would love to hear from you. Please email me: Judy jckim@hardynet.com

Carole Trook-Hacker Thu Feb 22 2001

Rev. SCHMUCKER - Looking for any information. Performed several Hardy Co. marriages 1820, 1830. Married several of my family members so may be husband of Rebecca Druck (from Shenandoah Co.). Email: caja@netusa1.net

Laura Irene Francis Wed Feb 21 2001

I am researching George BISHOP d. 15 Aug 1839 Hardy Co. He was married to Elizabeth Ann SWERINGER.

They had 10 children

  1. Eli m. to Nancy MOORE;
  2. Samuel m. to Nancy SUMMERS;
  3. Marie m. to John LEVEY;
  4. Jacob m. to Sarah HOOKS;
  5. Catherine m. to Elisha DYER;
  6. Ortho/Otho m. to Rebecca STONE;
  7. Elizabeth m. to William PEER;
  8. George;
  9. William m. to Eunice PITZER.
Most of these children moved to Ohio and then in the mid 1840's moved to Adams Co., Illinois. I have been unable to find anything about Marie and John LEVEY or George BISHOP. Thank you for any and all help. Laura Francis, E-mail: JFRANCIS1@austin.rr.com

Nancy Wilson Wagner Sat Feb 17 2001

I will be brief, do you know if there are birth records for 1774 in Hardy/Hampshire Co. Va. or Wva.? I believe my David WILSON b.1774 Va. m. Jenny WEAR b. Va. may have been born in this county. Thanks for any info. Nancy Wilson Wagner, E-mail: Hawag100@cs.com

Kris See Fri Feb 16 2001

My grandfather got killed back in 1950, I think. He married Eunice CANE (DONAVAN now)? His name was Otto SEE, I think. I wish to know about my grandfather's side of the family. My father is Donald R. SEE turns 65 this year, his older brother is Blaine O. SEE, their sister Betty Jean SEE. E-mail: ksee@triad.rr.com

Sue Lupton Wed Feb 14 2001

My grandmother was Frances BOONE LUPTON, daughter of Jasper Joseph and Sarah DEAN BOONE, from the Capon Bridge area. I do not know the name of Jasper's father, but have some info that it may be a John Boone. Any information you have regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. My home address is P. O. Box 23, Yellow Spring, WV 26865.Thanks again for your help. Sue Lupton, 540-722-8912 E-mail: slupton@valleyhealthlink.com

Ruthie Fri Feb 9 2001

I am looking for information on the family and ancestral history of Ralph Welton PETERS, born October 05, 1919 in Hardy County, West Virginia. Is anyone else looking for this family? Does anyone have information on them? Thank you for any help you can give me. Auntie Ruthie in Massachusetts, E-mail: AUNTIERUTHIE@prodigy.net

Peter Carrell Fri Feb 7 2001

I seek information on the parents of or place of origin of James MOORE and wife Elizabeth, who in 1768-9 purchased land on Hughes Run (now Moores Run near Wardensville) from William and Alice DAVIS. Witnesses John LANGLEY, Sam PRITCHARD, Richard MYNATT. The family was there for at least two generations more. Any clues would be welcome. Pete, E-mail: pcar@ipa.net

Roscoe Hinkle Tue Jan 23 2001

I am searching for info on the HINKLE, SMITH, RATLIFF families of Kline, Main Mt. area of Pendleton Co. and Peru Area of Hardy Co.

The family I'm looking for is Simon and Susannah MONGOLD RATLIFF. Their children include Mary, George, Rebecca, Sol, John, Clara, Jane, Henry, Perlina, Etta and Alice.

Etta, my great-grandmother married William Harvey HINKLE. She was born 2 Feb 1870 and died 28 Oct 1927, Several of this family may have moved to Ohio.

The SMITH family is of Isaac SMITH (1841-1936); His son, Henry Adam (1868-1935) (my great-grandfather on my father's Maternal side), Charles and Noah. Isaac may have had 3 different wives. The first was Mary REED and the other two possibly HINKLEs. I have info stating that Isaac was William's step father and that William Harvey Hinkle and Charles were 1/2 brothers. E-mail: roscoehinkle@hardynet.com

Bryce Moore Tue Jan 23 2001

I am trying to track down information on my ancestor Sebastian FREDERICK. He was also known by the name Bastian. He served in the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War. I have tracked him to West Mifflin, PA and have also uncovered information that he may have spent some time in the area of what is now Moorefield, West Virginia. I believe his son, Sebstian Junior was born there in 1763. The Frederick's later homesteaded an area in Southwest Indiana. Does any of this ring a bell or have a possible link to Fredericks you may have encountered in your research. I appreciate your help. Thanks, Bryce Moore, E-mail: Bmoore@kmov.com

Melissa Barker Mon Jan 22 2001

Hello. My name is Melissa and I am researching my great grandfather. His name was Bernard or Burner E. ARMENTROUT. His parents were John and Mary. He was born in Jan, 1894. He died on Point Mountain in West Virginia. E-mail: hlthunit@nist.gov

Lynda Osborne Sicilia Fri Jan 19 2001

I am searching for information on Alexander SCOTT and his wife (possibly Elenore) whose daughter Rachel SCOTT married John CLAYPOOL about 1756. Rachel was probably born in Lost River. Their daughter Jane CLAYPOOL married John OSBORN. Would like to know when Alexander SCOTT came to US and where from. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Lynda, E-mail: babelyn@uswest.net

Deloris Wiley Fri Jan 19 2001

My family comes from Hampshire, Hardy, and Mineral County. Would like any information on the following names RINKER, DAVEY/DAVY, FLEMING, and PANCAKE. Does not matter on the time frame, from the early 1800's to the present. All information is important. Thanks Deloris. E-mail:

Shelbie Beavers Moore Sun Jan 14 2001

James BOSLEY in the Hardy County 1850 census is my GGGgrandfather. I have heard about an Indian GGGGgrandmother, but I can't as of yet find her. We are suppose to go back to the Walter BOSLEY's of Baltimore, but again I can't find a connection. My father is 77, and moved away when he was around 22 or so. He is a minister has been since the age of 18. Any how, no one is left in his bunch except one uncle in Fl. now and he is in his 90's, and can't recall much. We had a cousin at some point that was starting to do the genealogy on the Bosley line Arthur was his name but he never got too far! SO I guess it's up to me, so that my children and granddaughter will know where she came from. I really appreciate all the help I can get. E-mail: shelbiel@entercomp.com

Frank Brunia Sun Jan 14 2001

David STOOKEY m Mary MURPHY 2/9/1796. Hardy Co Land Grants David STOOKEY 74Ac 1798 Book 1 Pg 559 Local Description Bear Wallow. Searching Parents and family members and location Bear Wallow. E-mail: fwbrunia@yahoo.com

Glenn C. Riffey Fri Jan 12 2001

Harness - Follow Up To Previous Post -- On Aug. 31 of 2000 I posted a query about a Col. William H. HARNESS. It basically was asking for information about the company he organized during the Civil War; a company to which my g-grandfather, Harvey William RIFFEY of Lost City, was a member. To up-date my posting with info I've received, for those who may be interested, is as follows.

The Hardy Rangers were organized at Winchester in 1862 by Capt. William H. Harness and was assigened as Company B to Ashby's Cavalry. The Co. was made up of men mostly from Hardy Co. and many of them had served in the 14th Va. Militia.

After Ashby's death they were then assigned to the 17th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry as Co. B. This Battalion was also know as 1st Battalion of Va. Cavalry. Eventually in Feb. of 1863, this Battalion was re-organized and was designated 11th Regiment of Virginia Cavalry. The 11th Va. Cavalry, with the men of Co. B of Hardy Co. remained that way through the rest of the war.

For a limited time I have a copy of the muster roll of the 11th Va. Cavalry and if you would like to know if someone was a member of this regiment and what Co. they were in send me a query and I'll send you what info I might have. E-mail: gc1@mindspring.com

Glenn C. Riffey Fri Jan 12 2001

Interested in obtaining info on a Jasper HAWSE. He was a member of Co. B. 11th Va. Cavalry. He kept a diary during his time spent in the Civil War and I'm looking for someone who might have a copy of this journal. Co. B was made up of men from Hardy Co. E-mail: gc1@mindspring.com

Jamie Hillegonds Thu Jan 11 2001

I'm looking for a Clara Elizabeth HINKLE or HENKEL that was born in Hardy Co in 1862 and moved into Ohio before 1883. She is my gr-gr-grandmother. E-mail: jamiehillegonds@home.com

Nancy Tue Jan 9 2001

Looking for George HYMES or HIMES b abt 1775 and he m. Huldah HARRIS b abt 1775, their son was Cornelius HYMES b abt 1829 in Hardy Co VA (WV) Thanks Nancy, E-mail: Clssyldy307@cs.com

Kenneth Marston Mon Jan 8 2001

According to recent information, I have learned that my gggrandfather, Andrew Jackson MARSTON may have lived and possibly died in Hardy County, West Virginia. He is listed in the 1870 census (according to my source) with his wife and children.

I've been researching this from Page County Virginia, and have about came to a dead end. If you have any information or even an educated guess I would appreciate anything, no matter how small. Thank you in advance for your time and trouble, Respectfully, I am, Kenneth D. Marston, E-mail: kennethmarston@hotmail.com

Leatha A. Betts TUE Jan 2 2001

Stephen O. ROBINSON said to have been born c. 1764, in Hardy Co. West Virginia, married Sarah OLDACRE/OLDAKER, and migrated to Licking Co. Ohio, early 1800's he died there 1840, Jacob RABB (poss. son-in-law, as he married Milly ROBINSON in Augusta Co. Virginia 1806). Believe that Stephen O. ROBINSON is related to either John, Benjamin or McKinney ROBINSON via Joseph ROBINSON one of the 6 ROBINSON sons of James ROBINSON of Pa. sent to settle Virginia...along the Monogahelia River.

Seeking more information on Stephen O. ROBINSON.
E-mail: jlabetts@burgoyne.com

Jerri Strombeck TUE Jan 2 2001

I am trying to trace my ancestor, John BAILEY. I know he enlisted in the War of 1812 from Moorefield and fought under Capt. John CUNNINGHAM. I am trying to find out who John's parents were. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks, Jerri Strombeck, E-mail:jerristrombeck@hotmail.com

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