Hardy County Queries 2004




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Tomothy L. Ralph Weds November 17 2004
BUCKLEY - RELPH

I understand that you might not be able to provide me with a certificate for my ancestor, but any information/church record etc. about her would be much appreciated.

Name: Catherine BUCKLEY, nee RELPH
Wife of: John BUCKLEY
Date: she died sometime after 1830 census and before 1840 census.
Where: Hardy County, District 23 or 231 (?)
Add. Information: John BUCKLEY and Catherine RELPH (b: 24 June 1787), married in Frederick Co., VA on 14 January 1805.
Her parents: Thomas and Eve Relph of Frederick Co, VA
I appreciate your help. Tomothy L. Ralph, Ph.D., 5188 Co. Rd. 37, Henlock, NY 14466

Carol L. Pilcher Sun November 14 2004
PILCHER

Hello, I am looking for the county that Henry Enoch PILCHER, James PILCHER and Enoch PILCHER came from. Also their parentage. Henry and James were in the Boyd's unit Virginia Regiment of the war of 1812. Do you have information on which counties this unit came from? I understood that it might have been in your area.

Any information that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I have been at this for many, many years. Thank you for your time. Carol L. Pilcher 2859 Coral Court, Coralville, IA 52241

Ross Webster Thu November 11 2004
WEBSTER

Do you have any information on John or Jane WEBSTER in early Hardy County? Jane is my ggg grandmother. I am originally from Wardensville.
Thanks in advance, Ross Webster, Jacksonville, NC

Phillip Lawyer Fri November 5 2004
LAWYER

I happened across the Hardy County Genealogy web page while searching for information on Jacob LAWYER, who lived in the Shenandoah Valley around 1790, and was wondering if you have any information on the LAWYER surname. Any information you have will be appreciated.

R. C. Huddle Sat October 16 2004
BOMGARTNER - DILLSAVER - HALTIMAN - LEIGHTOR - SMITH - WINSTED - WOOLARD - WOLLARD

John SMITH (ca 1720-1786 Shen.Co,VA) left his property in Shen. then Hardy Co's Va to his 10 children:

Chrisopher HALTIMAN and Anna Maria(SMITH) his wife,
John SMITH & Susannah his wife,
Conrad SMITH and Mary his wife,
George DILLSAVER and Mary (SMITH) his wife,
Jacob LEIGHTOR and Elizabeth(SMITH) his wife,
Adam LEIGHTOR and Catharine (SMITH) his wife,
Henry RIDENOUR and Magdalene(SMITH) his wife,
Griffin WINSTED and Barbary(SMITH) his wife,
Jacob Jacob SMITH and Nancy his wife,
John SMITH &
Joseph SMITH.

At least four of these families had settled in Clearcreek and Amanda twp's, Fa. Co., OH before 1820: Conrad & Mary SMITH, George & Mary DILLSAVER, Henry & Magdalene RIDENOUR & Griffin & Barbary WINSTED.

Conrad SMITH (1766-1842 Del Co. OH, Shoup cem) md Mary WOOLARD/WOLLARD (1769- 1848) dau/John & Margaret (WILKENS?) WOOLARD. They had nine children:
Eliz md Joseph DECKER,
Rebecca md John BOMGARTNER,
Mary md James DECKER,
Sarah md John GRAHAM,
Clarcy md William MILLIGAN,
Mira md Henry (?) WOOLARD;
sons William SMITH
John SMITH &
Adam SMITH.

Would appreciate any information on John SMITH (1720-86), John & Margaret WOOLARD, and especially the parents on JOHN BOMGARTNER. Also on the descendants of Conrad & Mary Smith.
R. C. Huddle 352 Briar NE, N. Canton, OH 44720

Sherrie Butler Sat October 16 2004
STUMP

Looking for information about Drusilla STUMP's father, Elias STUMP born 1734 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., VA/WV.

Alfred & Lisa R. Taff Weds October 6 2004
TAFF - TAFFE - WARDEN - WILLIAMS

Our family came from Hardy Co. West Virginia. Settled in Wardensville, W. Virginia. Peter TAFFE had two brothers one named John, another whose name we do not know. We do know he was killed at Lost River, W. Virgina, a fort which was attacked by indians. He was killed along with Paul WILLIAMS at this location.

Peter TAFFE (TAFF) married about 1758 to Elizabeth WILLIAMS WARDEN (widow of Paul WILLIAMS). Peter was in the Revolutionary war and fought alongside George Washingtion the winter of 1777-78 ( I have enlistement records). George Washington and Peter were friends and at the time George Washington was a surveyor and plotted the land which was deeded to the TAFF family.

The TAFFE family shortened their name to TAFF. The three TAFF brothers came from Ireland in 1740. Peter and John have a long history of family in this nation.

We are the William A. Taff family. I have been doing reseach since 1977. I would be interested in any formation you may have and I am willing to share my information with your group. Lisa R. Taff --- Alfred Taff

Carole Hare Tues September 28 2004
CHILCOTT - CLAYPOOLE

I have been researching the CHILCOTT family for many years. I am currently trying to find definite proof that Jonathan CHILCOTT is the son of Eber CHILCOTT. I am interested in any deeds, wills, church records, etc. that show both names that indicated that they are father and son. Your assistance would be appreciated.

Cindi Kesner Thu September 16 2004
MONGOLD - RIGGLEMAN

Looking for information on Verdie (MONGOLD) RIGGLEMAN of Hardy County, West Virginia.

She was married to Claude RIGGLEMAN. I have no data on her except her death certificate states mothers name as Amanda MONGOLD . . . no father is listed. Any help would be appreciated Thank you, Cindi K

William W. Crites Jr. Sun September 12 2004
CRITES - RUNION

I'm looking for any information on James William CRITES. His wife was Cora Mae (RUNION) CRITES b: January 6, 1883 d: September 1986. They had one daughter Autumn (CRITES) BIERKAMP b: May 17, 1909 d: April 20, 1994.

Autumn had a son before getting married: William Ward CRITES b: July 23, 1924 d: June 7, 1991. Autumn is buried at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Faye (Bierkamp) Smith and Kenneth Smith.

I was told James and Cora were buried together at Crites Cemetary in Rig, WV. Any help would be appreciated. William

Ann Bond Smith Mon Aug 30 2004
BOND

This is from the Petersburg,WV newspaper. "Battle of Riverton to be Re-enacted March 7, 2004 On Sunday, March 7th 2004, at 1 p.m. in the Clinton M Hedrick Community Building, Riverton, WV, the Order of the Bonnie Blue, Phoebe Warner Chapter; Dixie Boys; Company B, West Virginia State Troops (Captain John BOND's Company); Sons of the Confederate Veterans; Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; and Pendleton County Historical Society will give a presentation and the Battle of Rivertonů" Additional information followed this intro.

This battle occurred on March 1, 1862.

Documented information I have says that my great-grandfather, Capt. John BOND organized his company of Home Guards on Dec. 7, 1863 and he received his commission as Captain on Dec 9, 1863 and received his final discharge on March 10, 1865.

This information indicates that he did not organize his troop until more than a year after the Battle of Riverton. Can anyone shed any light on this?? Will share info.

Linda Barton Sun Aug 29 2004
McAVOY - STRAUDERMAN

Am looking for information on John William McAVOY and Mary Elizabeth STRAUDERMAN that were from Hardy County West Virginia. I know they were married in Hardy County on July 24,1879.

Also could you tell me where we would come to check out ancestry of Lost River and Lost City. I know that my grandmother was born in one of those towns, to John and Mary; and I know that Mary Elizabeth and 2 sons died with the flu that hit there. Would appreciate any information on them.
Thanks: Linda

Mary Louise Gossum Sun Aug 29 2004
MICHAEL - WISE

Does anyone know Rachel MICHAEL, age 41, who is married to Jacob WISE on the 1880 Hardy Co. census? Children: Benj. T. age 7: Ann R. age 5; Arthur Lemuel, age 3; Amanda, age 1. In 1870 Rachel was living in the Hardy Co. household of Henry and Mary C. WISE. Mary Louise

Cindi Kesner Wed Aug 25 2004
BALDWIN - KUYKENDALL

Seeking info on Seymour KUYKENDALL who was married to Kitty BALDWIN. They were the parents of Thomas George KUYKENDALL (1880-1954) who is my great grandfather. Please email with any info. Thank you

Cindi Kesner Wed Aug 25 2004
BROWN - WILSON

Seeking info on Charley Edward BROWN (born 1857) who was married to Annetta WILSON (born 1862). They were the parents of Sally Lee BROWN (1879-1960) who is my great grandmother. Please email with any info. Thank you

Cindi Kesner Wed Aug 25 2004
BALDWIN - BOBO - MICHAEL

Seeking info on Andrew Jackson BOBO (born 1840 and died 1929) who was married to Amanda S. MICHAEL (born 1844 and died 1927). They were the parents of Edward Jackson BOBO who is my great grandfather.

Andrew Jackson Bobo's mother, I believe, was Rachael (don't know last name) and his stepfather was Seymour BALDWIN. Please email with any info. Thank you

Cindi Kesner Wed Aug 25 2004
RIGGLEMAN - PRATT

Seeking info on John E. RIGGLEMAN (born 1864 and died 1938) who was married to Roberta L. PRATT (born 1868 and died 1928). They were the parents of Claude Seymour RIGGLEMAN who is my grandfather. Please email with any info. Thank you

Cindi Kesner Wed Aug 25 2004
MONGOLD - RIGGLEMAN

Seeking info on Verdie MONGOLD (twin to Burl) (born 1895 and died 1958) who was married to Claude Seymour RIGGLEMAN (born 1895 and died 1951). They were the parents of John Seymour RIGGLEMAN who was my father. Please email with any info. Thank you.

Pansy Tephabock Rumsey Thurs Aug 19 2004
JENKINS - PARKER - PRATT

Looking for any and all information on Joe PRATT family. Believe they lived in the Lost River area. My Great Grandmother was Nancy Alice PRATT.

Also looking for Joseph PARKER family. He was born in Hardy County ca 1800 and married Mary L. JENKINS in Moorefield in 1820.

Any help will truly be appreciated. May God bless. Pat Rumsey

Betsy Killion Mon Aug 2 2004
COMBS - LOVE - MICHAEL - WYCKOFF

My name is Betsy Killion and my husband Steve and I have been building a cabin in Mathias for the last several years. One of my hobbies is Genealogy. I just recently made a connection between myself and a Pieter Claesen WYCKOFF, one of the original Dutch settlers of NY. I have printed out an long genealogy on his descendants and there are several Hardy Co. people listed. Surnames are MICHAEL, COMBS, LOVE. There could be more. I did not print out the entire genealogy, it is quite long. If any of this is of interest to anyone they can get in touch with me. Betsy

Richard Russell Sun Aug 1 2004
DENTON Lost River - Trout Run area

I am attempting to pinpoint six pieces of land, with six surveys (3 by Geo. Washington), all going to Robert Denton Sr, in the 1749 to 1780 era, all being in the Lost River/Trout Run area.

Knowing some names may have changed, or were differently called by different persons, I need to find/know a map which might pinpoint some of these "Keys" that I have, whereby I can match "known" features (of then, and today) on the map, and then locate (to scale) the six surveys.

Having very few "adoiners", or their surveys, the "neighbors" are little help; some of these were Frances McBride, Claypooles, Dunbars, etc. Other "keys" were the many land/water features, such as The Cove, branch of Lost River; The Thorn Bottom, branch of Cacapehorn; Cove in Forks of Cow Run, of Lost River; Southwest Branch of Trout Run, called Thorn Bottom Branch; Duncleberrys Hole, on Cacapehron; Both Sides of Lost River; West and East sides of Cove Run; East side of Lost River; Slate Lick and Clay Lick, on Lost River; which evidently were all in the same general area.

Any help appreciated. Thank you. Regards, Dick

Trisha Wilson Wed July 14 2004
WILSON

Searching for info on any children of Charles WILSON & Easter (DAVIS or SMITH). I have Joseph Elizabeth A. (MORROW) WILSON. Any help will be appreciated. TRISHA

Ann Earls Lyon Fri July 23 2004
CLARKE - LUDWICK

I am a descendant of John Henry CLARKE, born in Hardy County, Virginia (now Baker, West Virginia) married to Catherine LUDWICK who was born in Virginia and buried on Julius Marion Clark Farm, Big Ridge, W. Va.

John Henry CLARKE died in the Civil War. His son, Julius Marion CLARKE was born April 16, 1850 in Baker and is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Needmore, W. Virginia.

Could you help me or tell me where to find information about this family. My name is Ann Earls Lyon. Julius Marion Clark would be my Great-Grandfather. My e-mail is amambo@sbcglobal.net Sincerely, Ann Lyon

Mike Bailey Tue July 6 2004
BAILEY - COONROD

I have a theory that the Robert BAILEY and Mary COONROD mentioned in Valentine Powers Hardy County marriage book (8/6/1805, http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/harmarb.htm) are my 4G grandparents. Our family believes they were born in and married in Virginia, moved briefly to Pickaway County, Ohio, and then to Knox/Sullivan County, Indiana. A likely census record from 1820 Sullivan Co., IN, shows a Robert BAILEY household surrounded on the enumerator's list by an Alexander BAILEY and a John BAILEY, suggesting family ties. Does this information ring any Hardy County bells?

Kathy Schaeffer Mon July 5 2004
CROSS

I'm specifically looking for birth record Rebecca Jane CROSS June 29, 1829 in Hardy County. marriage of Samuel CROSS and Mary (unknown last name) sometime in the 1820's, also in Hardy County. Thank you for your help. Kathy Schaeffer

James L. Fisher Sun July 4 2004
FISHER - WETHERHOLT

GGGrandfather Wellington Blucher FISHER, born 23 November 1819 in Hardy County, VA. He lived with the family of David FISHER in 1850. Married Ann WETHERHOLT (b. 1840) in Hardy County on 16 June 1858. Died in Keyser, WV in 1901. I am looking for any link to Wellington's or Ann's ancestors.

Bob Bowser Thu July 1 2004
HARRIS

I am looking for information on the early HARRIS families that lived in Hardy County in the late 1700's early 1800's. Namely I am looking for information on Nehemiah, John, George, David & Joseph HARRIS. All of these people at one time were living in Hampshire County. Anyone having information on these people, I would greatly appreciate any help that you may be able to provide.

Lisa Milhaven Sat June 19 2004
LUTTRELL

Hi, I am looking for an obituary for George Washinton LUTTRELL born February 6, 1865 died October 6, 1928. He was living in Lost River, Hardy County in 1920 with his wife, Victoria, and was buried in the Mathias Cemetery in Mathias, Hardy County. I believe his obit would have been in a local newspaper like the Moorefield Examiner. Is there anyone who could find this obit and send it to me? I would gladly pay a fee to cover time and expenses.
Thanks, Lisa Milhaven LMMilhaven@hvc.rr.com

Jacob Miller Sun June 13 2004
HEISHMAN - SISLER - SLATER - SPEREAW - WHETZEL - WILKINS

Looking for information of the ancestors of Mary E. SISLER m. Noah WILKINS. Information about Jacob SPEROW m. Clarenda HEISHMAN. Information about Rachael SLATER m. David WHETZEL.

Jacob Miller Sat June 12 2004
CRITES - DETRICK

I'm looking for any information on Elizibeth CRITES or Phillip DETRICK. I have shown that they were married and had a son named John C. DETRICK. According to my records John was born approx. in 1819. Thank you for any information. Please email me at Jamin_03@yahoo.com. Jacob Miller

Trisha Wilson Thu June 3 2004
WILSON

Looking for info on Charles Wison (b. N.J.) & Easter --Fester-- Davis. I found a will for him in Hardy Co., W.Va. Joseph & Elizabeth A. (Morrow) marriage there also. Can't find all their children. Does anyone know them & willing to share. May e-mail at trishaw@webtv.net -- Trisha

Ross Johnson Sun May 30 2004
BRAFFORD - MAYHEW - PETERS - SHEARS

Earlier postings referred to PETERSEN / BRAFFORD. This is a correction to those postings.

I finally made a positive connection to an Amos PETERS (b 1829???), married to Eliza Ann surname??? with children Alice J (b1855), Sarah E (b1857) and James W (b1859) all of West Virginia / Virginia. My findings come from the 1860 census and the names are very clear, with a positive connection forward to my family. This Alice J PETERS is the wife of Frank BRAFFORD in the 1880 Hardy Co Census and from my earlier queries.

I have also made positive identification that Amos's wife appears to be remarried in the 1870 census to James MAYHEW - so I am guessing that Amos might have been killed in the Civil War.

Lastly Elizabeth SHEARS (b1812) appears prominently with these families in the various 1850, 60 & 70 census. SHEARS may be a married name. I don't know how she fits, but placing it here for help.

Any of these names sound famliar to anyone? If so, I'd like to compare further. Thanks for listening - Ross

Nancy Bushby Mon May 17 2004
STICKLEY

I am trying to locate the Hardy County Poor Farm referenced as "near Moorefield" on page 271 of "The History of Hardy County" with the statement that Isaac STICKLEY managed the poor house for the County. Other family researchers have identified the Hampshire County Poor Farm at the Trough as the one managed by STICKLEYs and in fact Tobias STICKLEY is counted in Hamsphire County in 1860 along with about a dozen paupers. Later census 1870 and 1880 show STICKLEYs managing a poor farm in Hardy County. I know the Trough is very close to the Hardy/Hampshire line and am trying to determine if these are two separate institutions. Thank you. Nancy Stickley Bushby

Pam Drake Thu May 13 2004
EDINGTON - HART

I'm looking for information on William C. EDINGTON & his wife Mary (Polly) Wolf(e) HART. They married in Shenandoah Co., VA. in 1812. They lived for awhile in Hardy Co. circa 1821. They had 10 children; some were born in Hardy Co. Their names were: They migrated to Wayne Twp.,Monroe Co.,OH.

I'm looking for the parents of both William & Mary as well as any descendants.
Thanks for any help! Sincerely, Pam Drake in IN.

Jane Bonus Tue May 11 2004
LUTZ - REAGER - REGER - SCHMIDT - SMIDT - SIMONS - SHOOK

Looking to share information with others interested in the SIMONS Family in Berks Co Pa, Hardy and Hampshire Co. VA, and Cass County IN. I have collected much information in the past 17 years. I am looking specifically to prove the parentage of George SIMON who Married Mary REGER/REAGER (she was the d/o Anthony REGER/REAGER and Catherine SHOOK). Circumstantial evidence points to Jacob SIMON and Catherine LUTZ SMIDT/SCHMIDT but I have not been able to prove that. My line comes from Christian SIMON/S son of George and Mary REGER SIMON. Christian and his wife Elizabeth came to Cass County IN in ca 1825.

Yvonne Liser Tue May 11 2004
CLIFFORD - GRANDISON - LEWIS - SINE - STEVENS - STEPHENS

I am looking for information on Sallie GRANDISON, born in approximately 1867 to Sarah and Edward GRANDISON. Rumor has it that Sallie married someone locally (possibly with the last name SINE)and moved away. I see there is a Charles Henry SINE born in approximately 1867 in Wardensville and married a young lady named Sally. I'm curious to see if the two Sally's are the same. Any info on Charles Henry SINE's marriage would be helpful.

Fred Bean Tue May 4 2004
BEAN

I am a member of the BEAN family from Clay Co., MS.and trace my lineage back to William BEAN, 1721 & Lydia Russell BEAN of VA. and Washington Co., TN. What, if any, is the relationship between William Bean, 1721 and the BEANS of Hardy Co.? Was W.V. at one time part of VA? Thanks for any clarifications you can provide. Fred Bean, Jackson, TN.

Gene Neff Fri April 30 2004
NEFF - ROHRBACH - SIMON - SIMONS

Mary Magdalene SIMONS, b. 1810, Hardy County, WVA, died after 1860 in Texas m. my great great grandfather, John "Jack" NEFF, b. 1810, KY. Mary Magdalene SIMONS was the daughter of Christian Sr. SIMON, b. 1747, d. 1833 and Barbara ROHRBACH b. 1763, d. 1833. I would appreciate any information that you might have on the ancestors of either Christian Sr. Simon or John "Jack" NEFF, especially John NEFF. Thank you, Gene Neff

Jack E. Cohenour III Mon April 26 2004
COHENOUR

I would appreciate any info you have for Joseph COHENOUR (possibly spelled COHONOUR) of Hardy Co. His will was written in Hardy Co. on 04 Oct 1799 and probated on 09 Apr 1800. Thanks, Jack E. Cohenour III, SSgt, USAF

Nancy House Perry Sun April 25 2004
HOUSE

I am looking for HOUSE family info. I found a land owner Jacob HOUSE of Hardy and owned land in Pendleton. Trying to find more about him.

My HOUSE link is via Mathais HOUSE. He is mentioned in 1767 in a deed transfer in Augusta Co VA for land in Brock's Gap. That is so close to the WVA line, I hoped maybe since these lands were all VA then, maybe there is a connection. Thanks so much. Nancy House Perry

Ronnie E. Dyer Sun April 18 2004
BISHOP - DYER

Searching for any information on John & Mary DYER who were in Hardy I'm pretty sure at least around 1790's. They had a child named Elisha or Elijah DYER born 27 July 1796. Who married Catherine Ann BISHOP 1 Feb 1816. How do I obtain documentation on these descendants? Like birth records or any other public records available? Any help would be so appreciated.

Suzanne Glenn Thu April 15 2004
SMITH - WILLIAMS

I am desperately seeking info on Ebenezer, William or James WILLIAMS. Ebenezer died in Hardy County in 1818. Wife was Rachel SMITH. William appears in 1830 census. James is in the 1830 and 1840 census. I believe James is Ebenezer's son and William a relative. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Eric Blair Sun April 11 2004
CURL - EHMAN - EYMAN - IMAN

I'm looking for a Peter IMAN's [EYMAN/EHMAN] daughter Christena EYMAN. They were residents in Hardy County and land owners. Christena EYMAN married Daniel CURL around 1809 or 1810. I'm also trying to locate the parents of Daniel CURL, there was William CURL and Jeremiah CURL in Hardy County. Thank you, Eric Blair

Marianne Sun February 15 2004
WEEDMAN - WIDMAN

Searching for Christian WIDMAN/WEEDMAN Sr. and wife Elizabeth in Hardy county 1755-1765. Any WEEDMAN, WIDMAN information appreciated and all queries responses I will acknowledge and reply to. Marianne

Jacqueline Reel Sun February 15 2004
REALL - REEL - REELE

Requesting information on Solomon REALL and family.

Cathy L. Heideger Sun February 15 2004
SHERMAN - WEESE

I am looking any info on a Benjamin Franklin SHERMAN and his wife Mary Lena Bell WEESE. They were married in Moorfield W.Va. I only know one of their children a Robert Lee SHERMAN born in Jenkenshollow W.Va. Robert Lee SHERMAN married a Ruth Mable McNEER. They both are buried in a family plot, in Olivet Cem. in Moorefield W.Va.

Eda L. Rumer Bobo Sun February 15 2004
BOBO - DAVIS - GOINGS - JACOBS - MERRITT - RUMER - SKINNER - VULGAMORE

I am looking for the parents and siblings of Jesse RUMER b. 5-31-1825 and his wife, Caroline Elizabeth JACOBS b. 3-14-1826 both in Hardy Co., Va. (now W. Va.) They were married 5-28-1846 in Hardy Co., VA. and had their first son there and then moved to Fayette Co., Ohio where they lived until they died in the early 1900's.

I know from Caroline's obit that she had five brothers and two sisters surviving her at the time of her death in 1905. I do not know any of their names. Her parents could be Franklin JACOBS and Sally HARNESS/HURNESS. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

RuthMB Sat February 14 2004
BLAND - COLER - RUMOR

I am looking for any information available on BLAND, COLER, and RUMOR families who lived in Hardy Co. during the 1800s. In particular trying to find information on Josiah BLAND and wife Margaret COLER BLAND married and living in Hardy Co. in the 1840s. He was born in Rockingham Co., VA in 1820. COLERs came from Germany to PA to Hardy Co. . These families moved to OH in the 1850s. Is there any info on these families in Hardy Co.?

Hal McCawley Tue February 10 2004
HAWKINS - HUGGINS - SASKINS - SEE

Can anyone relate to these folk?
Hawkins, James Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA 1820
Hawkins, Jacob Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA 1820
Hawkins, John, Jr. Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA 1820
Hawkins, Joseph Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA 1820
Hawkins, John Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA 1820
Higgins, John Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA 1820
Hawkins, William Unknown Townships, Hampshire, VA
or
Huggins, William Middletown, Frederick, VA 1820
Hawkins, Ephraim Winchester, Frederick, VA 1820
Hawkins, Catty Winchester, Frederick, VA 1820


Searching for SASKINS family anywhere in VA?? Searching for family of Mary Ann SASKINS b 1798 VA [reportedly Hardy Co] who m 17 May 1821 in Hardy Co, WV to Absolom SEE also b 1798. I find no SASKINS in Soundex in VA for 1820-40 cen of VA??? Any suggestions?
Thanks, Hal McCawley

Robert Whetsel Sat February 7 2004
DOVE - WHETSEL - WETSEL

I am a descendant of Pulsar WHETSEL (WETSEL) and Sarah DOVE from Hardy county. They migrated to east TN in the 1850s-1860s.

Sharon Siens Peery Sun February 1 2004
RILEY - SIGN - SINE - SINES - SIONS

My ancestor John SINE(S) (SIGN, SEYN, etc.) married Mary RILEY in Hardy Co. in 1799. We have been unable to get further information. I would be grateful for any information about the SINE(S) and RILEY families in Hardy Co.

Sharon Siens Peery Sun February 1 2004
Church Records

Can anyone tell me if there are any early church records still in existence in Hardy Co.? I am interested in churches which served German pietist populations, i.e. Baptist, Methodist etc. in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Any information or references would be most gratefully received.

Priscilla Wilson Weissmuller Sat January 24 2004
NEFF - WILSON

My family is rumored to be from Hardy/Hamphshire County, VA around 1780. I'm looking for a Robert WILSON who married Elizabeth, possibly NEFF. They had 2 sons, named George N. WILSON born Jan 9, 1809 in VA and Absalom N. WILSON born Nov. 15. 1816 in VA, now WVA. Robert, the father, moved to Pickaway and Madison counties in Ohio around 1818 and shows up on the 1820 census. I have no real info on the parents, Robert WILSON and Eliz. NEFF other than both were born in VA. Robert's father could have been John WILSON and Eliz. 's father could have been George NEFF. Does any of this ring a bell with any WILSON or NEFF families during that time frame in Hardy/Hampshire County VA? Thank you. My email is pk@weissmuller.com

Donna Harris Sat January 17 2004
PENNINGTON

Searching for information about a Dr. PENNINGTON living in Moorefield area around 1830. This Dr. PENNINGTON is a cousin to my 3rd. great grandfather Richard PENNINGTON. Thanks for any help you may be willing to provide.

Judy Sollars Fri January 9 2004
FOUT

I am looking for information on George FOUT who was to married Eve ? and Frederick FOUT who was married to Catherine ? I would like to know the surnames of the two ladies. They are my gggggrandparents. George was born 5/2/1740 and died 1784. Frederick was born in 1767 and died 4/1/1861 in Hardy County. I would also like to know where they are buried. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Florence Denning Sat January 3 2004
BROOKS

I am looking for information on James BROOKS, born 1785 in Virigina. Who are his parents? He died about 1870 in Moorefield, Hardy Co., WV. He married Matilda, surname unknown but said to be of German origin. Married about 1816. They had 6 daughters: Martha W. is my grgrgrandmother. It is said that there is a Mayflower connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Susan Crow Fri January 2 2004
BRANSON - GREENWELL

I am looking for info that would lead me to find the parentage of an Andrew BRANSON married to an Elizabeth GREENWELL before 1832. Any help would be appreciated. Susan

Nancy McKane Thu January 1 2004
COOPER - HARNESS - HARRIS - HIMES

Looking for info on a John HIMES. He is listed in the History of Hardy Co. Will dated 2-21-1837 lists children as George, John and Joseph, with daughters Sarah, Catherine HARNESS, Margaret COOPER and Barbara COOPER. Adm(instrators) George HIMES and others. Location Lost River. John HIMES was my gggg grandfather. Any help appreciated.

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