Hardy County Queries 2005
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Friday December 30, 2005
BOLEY - BOLLEY - STEVEY
My great grandfather Alexander STEVEY, born 1840, Wardensville, Hardy Co. W.V. Trying to
find his original surname. Daughter claimed in a 1908 article that his name was actually
BOLLEY/BOLEY spelling uncertain. First wife was Hester A. WINEBRENNER of Maryland.
Does this ring a bell with anyone? Some indication that he may have been of mixed race although
he appears anglo in pictures. He is to my surprise listed as mulatto in the 1870 and 1880
census. Have found some BOLEYs in Hardy Co. listed on census some white,
some black, and some mulatto. Wonder if this could be the link? We were
always told that he was part American Indian and pictures we have appear
anglo. Are there any BOLEYs doing research in that area that I could
contact? Any ideas? Thanks Kevin
Monday December 19, 2005
BROOKS - GILLIAM
Seek help re circa 1835-1845 marriage prob in/near Hardy Co., WV
Seek any info re the marriage of Mary Jane BROOKS and ______ GILLIAM?
(sp?) which is believed to have occured circa 1835-1845 (poss 1840-1844)
in/near Hardy County, WV.
Seek help re circa 1844-1850 poss Hardy Co., WV, death
Seek info re death (burial?) of a ______ GILLIAM? (sp?), husband of Mary
Jane (nee BROOKS) GILLIAM? (sp?) and father of Ann Rebbecca GILLIAM?
(sp?) (b abt 1845). I believe his death occured prob circa 1844-1850 and
poss in/near Hardy Co., WV.
Regards and thank you, Otis Slusher - email: email@example.com
Lucy Powell Lane
Wednesday December 14, 2005
AYERS - AYRES - POWELL
I am trying to find info on Thomas Warburton POWELL and his wife
Neoma AYERS who were in Mineral County and possibly in Hardy Co., WV around 1785-1800.
Neoma's father may have been Richard AYERS. Thomas W. POWELL was a school teacher.
The children of Thomas and Neoma were:
Any help would really be appreciated....... Thanks......Lucy
- William V. Powell,
- Thomas W. Powell,
- Richard Ayers Powell,
- John Taylor Powell,
- Margaret Powell,
- Jean Powell,
- Perry Powell and
- Sarah Powell.
Thursday December 8, 2005
SEE - SPITZER - TEETS
I am looking for info on Nettie Henrietta SEE, daughter of Jackson (Oliver Jackson or Jackson
Oliver?) SEE, and Virginia TEETS. Nettie (my grandmother) was born 30 July 1880 in
Moorefield, Hardy County, WV and died 9 Dec 1914 in Mayland, VA. She married Aldine
Franklin SPITZER 9 Mar 1899 at Harrisonburg, VA. I would appreciate any info on Nettie's
parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, etc.
Info on Oliver Jackson SEE's family and Virginia TEETS's family would also be appreciated.
Oliver was born 29 Oct 1851 in/at Lost River, Hardy County, and died 25 Jan 1935 in
Rockingham County, VA. Virginia was born 27 Jul 1855 or 1858 in Virginia (I am presuming in
Hardy County) and died 12 May 1941 in Rockingham County, VA
Frank Spitzer, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Monday December 5, 2005
CARR - DAVIS - PETERSON
Looking for info on these families, especially John DAVIS, who may have
been involved with Claypool Rebellion. Had Fairfax lease ca 1789-91.
Ruth Bland Barch
Monday December 5, 2005
Patterson Creek Mt.
Was Patterson Creek Mt. part of the German settlement in Hardy Co.? Do you have any info on
Thursday December 1, 2005
On the Hardy county census of 1860 are an Edward and Elizabeth A. HALL with 6 children listed
of which one is a Moses Jefferson HALL. Moses was born in 1854 in Hardy County, and in
Moses's obituary it states he came to Illinois at 12 years old and I am assuming the parents also
went to Illinois then. I am searching for any information on this HALL family, and in particular
Edward and Elizabeth HALL. I have his birth date as 1820, not known where. Thank you.
Sunday November 27, 2005
BURT - CLEMMONS - CRISPIN - DUNCAN - GUNLOCK
Tracking any and all LETT Families. Info needed.
Tuesday November 22, 2005
My name is Esther Sharpe from Norman, OK. I'm interested in someone who
could do research on my ggg-grandfather, John COFFEL, who lived in Hardy
Co. from 1787 thru 1833. Do you know of anyone who does research for
hire of this kind for Hardy Co.? Thank you very much for any help you
could give me!
Kevin M. Kelly
Thursday November 17, 2005
STEVEY - WINEBRENNER
I am trying to locate info on Alexander STEVEY and Hester A. WINEBRENNER. Married 1869
in Allegany Co. Maryland. Alexander born 1840 Wardensville, Hardy Co., W.Virginia.
Hester born c.1848.
Alexander STEVEY seems to have changed his surname from
"BOLLEY" (not sure of correct spelling) to STEVEY during Civil War period.
Name change per interview of a daughter in newspaper in 1908. Alexander
may have deserted during Civil War (Confederate) with a man named Pinckney
WARD who lived in Allegany Co. Md in 1870 at the same time that Alexander
and wife were there. Any help in determining his true surname would be
Kevin M. Kelly
Rodney C. Smith
Tuesday November 8, 2005
ALLEN - HALL - TUCKER
Moses Jefferson HALL was born in 1854 in Hardy, County, in the 1850 Hardy county census
there is an Edward HALL I'm trying to conect these two HALLs.
Seeking any information on a Moses Jefferson HALL b.15 AUG 1854 in Hardy County, WV.
Married 1. Lillie ALLEN, 2. Mary Magdlene TUCKER. He was a son to Edward and Elizabeth
Looking for an Edward HALL, b. Abt 1820- 30 with wife Elizabeth in 1850 Census lists him and
wife with children John R., Mary A., Margaret L., and Martin. I'm trying to connect a Moses
Jefferson Hall but he wasn't born till 1854. Moses married a Lillie ALLEN in Hardy County and
she died in 1896. It is believed he then moved to Illinois where he remarried.
Any information will be gratefully appreciated.
Gary C. Gray
Monday October 31, 2005
HAHN - HAUN - KLINE - KLEIN
I am looking for a death record for Martha KLINE (nee Martha Ellen HAHN) born about 1865,
died 1933 (I think) buried Wardensville Cemetery, Wardensville, WV, married to William M.
KLINE (born 1842 died 1924). I am interested in exact birth and death dates and any other
information, especially the identity of her parents. Her mother was Anna HAHN [HAUN]
daughter of George HAUN of Wardensville, Wva.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
Sunday October 30, 2005
CLABAUGH - MILLER
Looking for information on CLABAUGHs in Hardy county before 1800. I know
several of my ancestors lived in Frederick, Hardy, and perhaps Hampshire
prior to relocating to Ohio. One, Rebecca, married a Hardy county
Sunday October 23, 2005
DAVIS - MITCHELL
I am doing genealogy and have traced a family line back to John and Jane
(MITCHELL) DAVIS from Ohio Co.
John's parents were James and Nancy DAVIS, who were in Hardy Co.
around 1800 starting their family. At least, the obituary of John DAVIS states he was
born in Hardy Co (or what became Hardy Co). James fought in the War of
1812 and was granted land; his widow was granted land, in 1887.
Is there a way I can find out anything about James and Nancy?
Phillip L. Buckley
Thursday October 20, 2005
Joseph Buckley - b.1790 in MD/DC*, lived in Hardy County from 1820
Census through 1850 Census.
The 1820 U.S. Federal Census has my great-great-great-great
grandfather, Joseph BUCKLEY in Hardy County in 1820 along with John, whom I
believe to be his father.
I would like any and all information re: Joseph BUCKLEY b.1790. I would
like to know if John was his father and any and all information re: same.
(note: Joseph had a son named John F. b.1819)
Finally, I would like the same info for John F. Buckley.
John Frazier Buckley - b.5 May 1820 in Hardy County*, d.7 September 1902 Ross County,
m. 25 August 1841 Nancy McGill,
m. 24 December 1863 Martha Simmons, d.9/7/1902 Ross County, OH.
I need every doc available re: the above persons.
If any of the information I am requesting is published, please provide
me with the info and if I can purchase.
* = Not confirmed or either/or
Thank You, Phillip L. Buckley
(210) 568-7019, Fax 858-6034
Robert F. Thomas
Wednesday October 19, 2005
I am working on REAGER family tree . . . Hardy Co. Anyone working on the same may email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My great grandfather was Alonzo Hardy REAGER born MO. and his parents were from Hardy
Co WV. Alonzo was from Marion Co., MO. but he was born in Shelbeyville, MO. Later the
family lived in Butte Co., CA.
I have tons more but as I write this this is all I can remember with out my notes.
I live in Manistee, MI. 49660 but winter in AZ.
Robert F. Thomas
Tuesday October 18, 2005
EXLINE - POWERS
Seeking information on the parents of Sarah EXLINE who married Valentine POWERS on 18
May 1827 in Hardy Co., VA.
Her 1871 death record lists her as the daughter of Rebecca EXLINE.
Elsewhere she's listed as Sarah WATSON.
I believe that she's probably related to the George EXLINE that died in Hardy Co. in 1801, or his
son, George Jr. Looking for proof and facts.
Saturday October 15, 2005
The family lived in Wardensville, WVA in the 1800's and early 1900's. The last I know of
were Joseph Hawkins and Marth who had a son Howard born early 1900's. Pictures show him
growing up. Uncle John Hawkins (uncle to John Allen Hawkins born 1866-1947). John had 2
sons who had a farm nearby - Easton and Joe. Am not sure of John Allen Hawkins parents. I
think Joseph Henry who married Annie Kessler. John was a teacher at some point in the little
Wardensville one room schoolhouse (pictures). Any help is apreciated.
Robert L Bahnsen
Saturday October 15, 2005
I am looking for information on the Borror family members who migrated to Franklin Co., Ohio,
Jackson Twp. A written history mentioned Hardy Co., Virginia as an early location
of this family.
Saturday October 15, 2005
STIEFEL - STIEFFEL
I found this page
hardy/nmillcrk.htm) and wondered if you had any more information on the records? You said the
Church WAS located near Petersburg. Is the church now gone?
I'm trying to research the STIEFEL or STIEFFEL family.
Mark A. Siler > Karen B. Siler > Martin L. Boots > Guy W. Boots > Martin
Boots > William Boots > Martin A. Boots > Hans Adam Stieffel
Thank you, Mark
Russell Fairfield Payne
Saturday October 15, 2005
GRANDISON - LEWIS - PAYNE
I am researching my family of the PAYNEs and GRANDISONs whose roots are from
Wardensville,WV around the Hardy County area, from the early 1800's into the late 1900's.
The GRANDISONs were slaves own by the CLAGETTS of Wardensville, WV.
Friday October 7, 2005
ALKIRE - HARNESS - HORNBECK - PATTON -
Monday September 26, 2005
Dear Friend of History/Genealogy:
I am researching some ancestors for a family history and am tracking Dr Jacob JENNINGS
(1744-1813) who may have been a missionary/minister in Hardy county around 1784.
JENNINGS was a surgeon and veteran of many battles/engagements in the Revolutionary War -
including the Battle of Trenton. He hailed from Hunterdon county, New Jersey. Can
you refer me -or check the index of any early Hardy county histories to see if his name appears?
Thanks for your consideration. Nicholas Hollis, Jennings Heritage Project (JHP)
Friday September 23, 2005
My gggg grandfather James David SMITH was born around 1849. He married a Sarah E. in
1866. I would like to know her maiden name and James's parents and any other
information that is possible. I think his mother was Margaret Ann, with whom he lived according
to the 1850 Census. Sarah and James's daughter was named Nora A. SMITH,
which is my ggg grandmother.
Thanks very much.
Thursday September 22, 2005
My grgrgreat grandfather was from Hardy County WV (It is obvious when he was alive it was
still part of Virginia)
Name: Leonard HARPER
Date of birth: about 1779
Place of birth: Hardy County
Wife: Delilah ?
Date of birth: About 1771
Place of birth: Va.
Does anyone have any information when Leonard or Delilah died?
Leonard's father was also named Leonard HARPER. Born about 1750, where ?
Does any one have any information in regards to this Leonard HARPER?
Thanks, Dick Vinci
John C. Littler
Thursday September 22, 2005
I am looking for the name of a cemetery and inscriptions of a cemetery I found on a US
Geological Survey map. It is located north of Wardensville on highway 259 on the
west side just off the highway on the Hampshire - Hardy County Line.
The Baker cemetery is on the same side just before you get to the county line and I believe the Fry
cemetery is just after you cross the county line on the other side of the highway.
I am looking for the graves of Thomas, Magdaline, and Isaac Littler
who died about 1818.
Would like to get information on the cemetery if you could help.
John C Littler, JlittlerS@verizon.net
Wednesday September 21, 2005
BYNAKER - BINAKER - BINACRE - BINEACRE -
I am looking for any and all information related to BINAKER family. Seen in 1850 Census,
District 23, Hardy, Virginia, page 46, line 13.
Daniel BINACRE died at the age of 89 on 15 Februrary 1889. The Death was reported by the
Supt/Poor J.R. McCullough.
I found Mr. McCullough in the 1870 Page Co. Census for Springfield Twp
A number of BYNAKER's were living in Shenandoah Co. in Shaffertown (near New Market)
during and after the 1860's.
I suspect that this is the oldest patriarch in the U.S. for the BYNAKER clan.
I would like to locate the Alms house records and possible burial site.
Cathy S. Phillips
Monday September 19, 2005
I am searching for information on Raymond K. MITCHELL born c.1891 in Barbour Co., WV. He
would have been 20 years of age and living in Davis, WV in 1911. Cathy
Joyce Jefferson Chambers
Wednesday September 7, 2005
COFFEL - JEFFERSON
I'm looking for any information on a Bryant JEFFERSON and
Mary COFFEL who were married in Hardy County 21 Sept 1830.
Thanks in advance!
Monday September 5, 2005
Need info on Benjamin Rubbish COFFMAN, my grandfather; William Wallace COFFMAN, my
great grandfather; and George COFFMAN. my grgrgrandfather. These men were
also located in Grant Co at times. Thanks, Esta Park
Sunday August 28, 2005
Looking for information on Wm.Charles McNEILL 1812 - 1854 who built
the home, 'Fairview' in Fisher, WV. After his death, the farm passed to
his son, Wilbur C. McNEILL. Wilbur left his wife, Susan in the 1890's for
another woman and Susan McNEILL lost the farm. I am researching the
history of 'Fairview' and the families who lived there. Any and all
information on Wm. Charles and his son Wilbur McNEILL or the house would
be greatly appreciated. Mike Crites
Monday August 22, 2005
COFFEL - HAMILTON
John COFFEL was a longtime resident of Hardy Co., arriving
there in 1786 and dying there c. 1833. He married an Elizabeth HAMILTON and
they had 9 children per the 1830 census. Do you have any information
available on this individual? I would very much appreciate any help you
can give me. Thank you very much. Esther
Rev. Franklin D. Bishop
Monday July 25, 2005
LIKENS - REAGER
In what county would Landis, WV have been in prior to the establishment of Hardy County, VA
in 1785? This is between Petersburg and Franklin, WV.I am attempting to find a birth date and
parents of Michael LIKENS born December 18, 1785, in VA?
I believe he may have been the son of John LIKENS (1739-1829) and Dorothy (REAGER)
LIKENS. I have located John's grave at Landis, WV on what is now the Stumpf property.
Appreciate any suggestions as to sources of information for the above.
Rev. Franklin D. Bishop
Rex Todd Rogers
Saturday July 16, 2005
Hi, I am trying to find more information on William McDONALD, father of Robinson (Robert)
Garrett McDONALD. William born between 1792-1798. I found William McDONALD being in
Ohio in 1870 and 1880. I am trying to find his wife Mary's maiden name. I just am not able to find
anything on them yet. Where did they live - in what part of Hardy Co., VA?
I am descendant of William & Mary McDONALD through their son Robinson (Robert)
Garrett McDONALD who married to Hannah Catherine WEESE, daughter of Solomon &
Catherine (PORTER) WEESE, formerly of Hardy Co.
I found that there were two William McDONALDs in Hardy Co., Va. Robinson's sister Mary
married to Esaw HINKLE/HENKLE. Also, had a brother named Jeremiah.
Look forward to hear from you soon, Rex Todd Rogers
Christina Fowler - Jernigan
Monday July 4, 2005
I am researching the following names:
CLAYTON, COOK, DAVIS, DYER, DOVE, FOWLER, GUTHRIE, HARTMAN,
HOWDEYSHELL, KUYKENDALL, PAINTER, PAYNE, PROPST, SMITH, SOUTHERLY,
WILSON, and YANKEY.
I also have a website www.genealogytime.com for the research that I am doing
from the Pendleton & Hardy County areas. Can you please list my website on
yours? Thank you, Christina Jernigan
Rebecca Taylor Lewis
Tuesday June 28, 2005
HELMICK - HOWDERSHELL - SIMON - TAYLOR
My grandmother on my mother's side was Ruth Mae (HOWDERSHELL) LEWIS, and she used
to live near the Tannery. My grandmother on my father's side was Rose Rebecca (HELMICK)
TAYLOR, wife of Bayard Simon TAYLOR (son of Lemuel TAYLOR and Rebecca SIMON
TAYLOR, from the South Fork). I believe that Rebecca SIMON's father is George SIMON, but
I'm not sure which middle names go with it.
Monday June 27, 2005
I have found Christopher CANTRIL was listed on tax records in Hardy County in
1787, 1788, 1789, and 1791. I have not been able to find him in any other
28 October 1794 Christopher signed a petition to sell one glebe and
purchase another. He acquired 400 acres on the north bank of Buchanan
River adjoining John Hagen and Charles Forinask in Randolph Co.
He was in Hampshire County in 1784. I have reason to believe his wife's
name could be Sarah with children Zebulon, William, and Nancy.
I have been unable to find any other records regarding him in Hardy
County. Would you have any references to him at your disposal?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Karleen Phillips
Charles A. Hammond
Thursday June 20, 2005
I am trying to locate someone in Hardy County or Moorefield, WV that may be able to help me:
My Great Great Grandfather Singleton LAKIN mustered out as a Sgt. Company B, (Hardy
Blue's) 62 Virginia Mounted Infantry, he received his parole in Moorefield West Virginia on April
27, 1865. He stayed in MoorefieldWV until about 1870 when he took his family to Florida, he
returned to Moorefield WV sometime after 1910 and died December 31, 1917. I have his Military
records on file and am trying to find anything about him that I can, especially where he may be
buried. Can you please provide me someone in the area that can help with research?
Charles A. Hammond
503 Lakeview Drive
Ahoskie NC 27910
Thursday June 16, 2005
I'm looking for info on John WHEELER b: 1810, bros. Benjamin Jr b.1803 & Thomas and
their father Benjamin WHEELER Sr, who moved family to Licking Co. OH abt 1820's. Benjamin
Sr other sibling/cousins in Hardy Co. where his father Thomas WHEELER and name of his wife
Wednesday June 22, 2005
Am researching Robert Tom HIGGINS and wife Hannah, who lived in Hardy Co., WV from
about 1750's to about 1784.
Am also researching Capt. Robert HIGGINS who owned a log cabin on Lot #33 in Morefield,
Hardy Co., WV. after returning from the Revolutionary War. Capt. HIGGINS moved from
Moorefield, WV. in about 1783 or 1784 to Augusta Kentucky and then to what is now
Higginsport, Brown Co., Ohio.
Would like to exchange information with anyone researching HIGGINS in Hardy County WV.
Sunday June 19, 2005
McNEAL - McNEILL
I'm looking for history of John McNEAL (NEILL) and all of
family. John McNEILL and Elizabeth McNEAVANS, John McNEAL and Amy PARSONS, John
Strother McNEAL and Anna GOOD(E?) John McNEAL and Margaret HARMON.
thanks. Looking from TX
Clara W. Thompson
Monday June 13, 2005
BIRCH - BURCH
I'm interested in BIRCH/BURCH Genealogy. Gt. Gt. Grandfather James
Wesley Burch was born in Hardy Co. VA in 1817. Other brothers are John
Harrison BURCH, Ephraim BURCH, Louis Little BURCH, Godfrey BURCH & Oliver
BURCH. We are trying to determine the name of Father & mother for this
There is also a Robert Norton BURCH born in 1796, Hardy Co. Va who
married Rebecca SWISHER. He may be related to the family of BURCH men who
came to MO in mid 1800's. James Wesley BURCH lived in Ohio until 1867
when he came to MO.
Need to compare/exchange records with other BURCH relatives.
Clara W. Thompson
Monday June 6, 2005
BOONE - PILES - RUCKMAN - SAVILLE
I have recently joined my local genealogy club, and have been researching my BOONE heritage.
Here is the following family information I have of my BOONE family:
GGGGrandpa was Jasper J. BOONE b. 1850/1852 W.VA d. around 1915
married Sarah Catherine (DEAN) b. 1850's d. after 1925 Their children were:
GGGrandpa Joseph Mack BOONE b. 15 September 1876 maybe Capon, W.Va d. 17 or 18
September 1956 maybe the Opequon or Winchester, Va, area. Married Carrie Wade (PILES) on
9 November 1897 in Capon, Hardy Co, (Moorefield) W.Va. Carrie was b. 21 March 1880
Capon, Hardy Co, W.Va. d. 22 June 1966 Opequon or Winchester, Va, area. Their children
- Joseph Mack,
- and one unknown child.
GGrandma Bertha May BOONE b. 3 June 1906 probably in W.Va d. 3 January 1967 Maryland
married Alonzo Hendricks (SNAPP) around Aug/Sept of 1922, in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Alonzo was adopted by John Adam Rudolph and Helen Moore Snapp at the age of 5/6,
in Richmond, Virginia. I was told that he was born in Bristol, Virginia. Bertha and Alonzo's
- Marshall W,
- Marvin D,
- Bertha May/Mae,
- Cecil E,
- Nelson L, and
- Elmer A.
My grandma Lucille, told me that her mother Bertha May BOONE had told her that they
were related to the great pioneer, Daniel BOONE. I'm trying to find out which Boone's of
Daniel's family had migrated into the Virginia and West Virginia areas. I do believe
Daniel himself, along with two of his sons Jesse Bryan and Nathan Boone at one time
or another, lived in the Virginia and West Virginia areas, and I'm not sure if any of their
descendants are linked to my BOONE family...
- LeRoy A,
- Lucille Catherine (my grandma),
- Carlton R,
- Alfred C,
- Arthur A,
- Dorothy A,
- Wanda L, and
- Marlene D.
I am also trying to find more info on the following PILES,SAVILLE,RUCKMAN families:
Here is what I have on the PILES:
GGGgrandpa Rector PILES b. 8 December 1832 Hampshire, Va d. 6 May 1907 Va or W.Va.
married Maria (Mariah) Ellen SAVILLE on 2 September 1851. She was b. 21 March 1836 in
Hampshire, Va. d. 5 February 1907 maybe in Va.or W.Va. Their children were:
I'm trying to find out more info on the PILES. I was told that Rector's father was named
John H. PILES, and that supposedly his father was Zachariah PILES Sr. And that John H.
b. abt. 1804 in Hampshire, Va, was married to Sarah Elizabeth RUCKMAN on 3/13/1824
in Hampshire, Va. She was b. abt. 1807 in Hampshire, Va. It is believed that John H.'s
father was a Zachariah PILES, b. abt. 1780 probably in Maryland, and married either a
Susannah, and or a Hannah MITCHELL. I found where a Zachariah PILES Sr. had married
a Hannah MITCHELL on 29 August 1801 in Prince Georges, Maryland. Hannah was b. 1780's.
- John W. b.1854 or 1855 d. 1926,
- Virginia Margaret b. 1857 d.1881,
- Nancy b. 1860 d. 1860,
- Deliliah b. 1861 d. 1864,
- Sarah A. b. abt. 1865,
- Anne b. 1866 d. 1909,
- Benjamin b. 1866,
- Lorena E. b. 1867 d. 1907,
- Mary Melissa b. 10/23/1869 in Inkerman, Hardy Co,W.Va.
d. 11/28/1945 in Kirby, Hampshire, Va.,
- Francella b. 1871,
- Nora L. b. 1877 d.1892, and
- my grandma) Carrie Wade Piles b. 21 March 1880 in Capon, Hardy Co, W.Va. d. 22 June
1966 in Opequon or Winchester, Va.
I was told that Rector's wife Maria "Mariah" Ellen SAVILLE's parents names were Isaac
and Deliliah SAVILLE. I believe they too, lived in the Hampshire, Va, area. I'm trying to
find out more info on the SAVILLE family, and know nothing of the RUCKMAN family of
that same location. Thank you for your time, and may you have a nice day.
Fred D. Stone
Friday May 27, 2005
I am looking for descendants of Peter THORN or his sons Henry,
Michael, Tobias and Lazarus. Peter settled on the South Branch of the
Potomac, and died intestate in 1758. He and his sons are listed in several
places in Chalkley's Chronicles. Cary Anderson in "The Palatine Immigrant"
Vol. XXIX, No. 2, Mar. 2004 gives good evidence that this family along with
several other early settlers in the Moorefield area were descendants of the
Palatine immigrants into New York State.
Peter THORN and my ancestor Johannes DORN were both possibly descended
from the Palatine immigrant Lazarus DORN. If anyone knows of descendants
of Peter, I would like to contact them.
Sunday May 22, 2005
Looking for any and all HEDGERs between the years of 1750-1830. The old hand writing made
it look like Hedges.
I've been researching the HEDGER family for some time now and my brickwall is Zachariah
HEDGER. He was born 1799 in either Hardy or Hampshire Co. VA (which is now WVa) and
died in KY 1842.
I don't know who his parents are or the name of his 1st wife!! She died between 1833 - 1835
because thier last son (George W. HEDGER) was b.1833 OH. The family lived in Clermont Co
and Hamilton Co., OH for some time and had a total of 6 kids in Ohio. After wife # 1 died Ol'
Zack marries Mrs. Nancy (BEALL) LINDSEY in 1835 and goes on to have 2 other children in
Campbell Co., KY.
The name Zachariah is through out his children and grandchildren, but of all the research I've
done on the HEDGER line from NY & NJ and so forth not one Zachariah name is carried
So he is my BRICK WALL that is driving me nuts. I know with his being born in 1799 VA
someone might have come across a HEDGER somewhere, that might give me a clue as to who
his parents and lineage is from.
Any help on this is greatly appreciated!!
Friday May 20, 2005
HAWK - REEL
I am interested in the HAWK and REEL families of this
county. Julia Ryan
Friday May 20, 2005
BALDWIN - HIERS - SMITH
Looking for family lineage, my name is Richard BALDWIN, father John BALDWIN, grandfather
Dorsey BALDWIN, great grandfather Charles SMITH, great grandmother Tutie SMITH. My
great grandparents lived in Moorefield. I think a great deal of them are buried in Old Fields or Mt
Friday May 20, 2005
EVANS - MATHENY
Hello, would you look-up a birth of Benjamin W EVANS b.1855, later became a traveling
Clergyman.Traveling all over West Virginia.He Married 1884 Marion county to Martha
MATHENY and resided in Worthington for some years.This is all I know about my
GreatgrandFather. Thank you for your help in advance.
Helen Smith email@example.com
LeRoy (Roy) Stout
Sunday May 15, 2005
FERER - SELF
My gfather Joseph Anthony FERER (b:1849, d: 22 Jun 1925) married my
gmother Mary Emma Ferer - nee: SELF (b:6 Feb 1859, d: 9 May 1943)
in Piedmont, WV on 17 Jun 1880. I think my Piedmont is on the MD/WV border in Mineral
I need any information I can get about them, especially, their parents.
LeRoy (Roy) Stout, President
LDS & Associates, Inc.
Sunday May 15, 2005
I'm trying to find information about Michael SEE, husband of Amelia Ann, born 1824. Am
looking for any information about him, esp. his parents. Michael had several children, one of them
my GGF, Otto. Spelling of Otto differs (Ottawa, Ottowa, Ottaway, Atouway). Would like to
know correct spelling. Any help on completing this part of the family tree would be greatly
Linda (See) Smith, Delray Beach, FL
Tuesday April 12, 2005
I am looking for any information on the LAMBERT family of Hardy County
Paul I. Bowman
Monday April 11, 2005
BOWMAN - WILLIAMS
I am trying to follow up on the work of Evelyn Williams Bowman and to verify some of the
records we do have. Looking for Bible records, burial/cemetery records, church records and old
Thursday April 7, 2005
COMBS - MOYERS
My g-g-grandmother is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. The name on her
tombstone reads Martha C. MOYERS COMBS. She was born 10/8/1868, died
10/31/1926. She married Henry S. MOYERS in 1884, but they must have
divorced sometime between 1900 and 1910. She then married a COMBS
sometime between 1910 and 1920. I would like to find out who he was and
when they married. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Friday April 1, 2005
I am looking for any information relating to the MACE line before 1830 who resided in this area.
I am particularly interested in finding the parents of Thomas MACE, who was born about 1820
and was in Saline County, IL before 1840.
Friday April 1, 2005
HOLTZMAN - NORCROSS
Hello -- Looking for the death record for a Charles NORCROSS died 1-12-1860 in Hardy Co.
His age would have been abt. 45. His parents were William and Mary NORCROSS who are
Rockbridge Co. Va.
Ramonia Evans Kessinger
Thursday March 31, 2005
Looking for information concerning CC camp that was located in Hardy County.
Have a picture of my uncle Donald Evans who worked at the camp.
Wednesday March 30, 2005
I'd like to get copy of the "Rohrbaugh Genealogy" by Lewis Rohrbaugh.
Does anyone know where I could get a copy?
Also saw where "Grant County Our Heritage" was for
sale and e-mailed Dot Hughes but e-mail came back. Does anyone know anything
about this book, or happen to know how I could contact Dot Hughes?
Thanks for any help you can give. It is appreciated. Brenda Cleaves
Surnames: Caplinger/Keplinger; Stonestreeet; Swisher; Feaster; Rohrbaugh
Tuesday March 29, 2005
LANG - WEINRICH
I am trying to get info on my great grandfather's
parents' names and places of birth. His name was Thomas
LANG. According to his marriage certificate he was born in
Hardy around 1878. Here's his marriage info:
Ritchie Co., WV Marriages
Thomas LANG, 27, Hardy; Gilmer
-md- 23 Jul 1905
Emma V. WEINRICH, 28, Ritchie
Parents not listed.
Note: When one county is shown after a name, the person was born in
that county and still lived there at the time of marriage. If two
counties are shown after a name, the first is the place of birth and the second
is the place of residence at time of marriage.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Saturday March 26, 2005
BROOKS - BUSH - EDDINGTON - GILLAM - SLUSHER -
STEEN - STICKLEY
Greetings, I am researching the James BROOKS family of Moorefield, Hardy Co., W.
VA. I know that he was there in 1792 until he died in 1869. He was
born in Virginia.
is wife was Matilda, surname unknown. They had 6 daughters, 5 of whom married.
Elizabeth C. BROOKS married Benjamin EDDINGTON,
Sarah A. BROOKS married Robert M. STICKLEY,
Caroline V. BROOKS married Levi BUSH and
Martha Welton BROOKS married John Jacob STEEN and had 11 children;
Mary Jane BROOKS married 1st a Mr. GILLAM and 2nd Alfred SLUSHER. She had a daughter
by her first husband Ann Rebecca "Robin" Gillam, born about 1844.
I would be thrilled if there is anyone with any connection.
Many thanks, Florence Denning
Monday March 14, 2005
I am trying to locate some MILLERs who were born in Baltimore, Maryland and having a lot of
relatives in Baker, West Virginia. Their father was Ford Miller and mother was Mary Miller. The
kids' names are as follows: Dennis, Arther, James, George, Barbara and Lydia... please email me if
you know any info...
Sunday March 13, 2005
CLAYPOOLE - PERRY - VINEY
I am researching our CLAYPOOLE/VINEY roots in Lost City, Hardy County.
From Hardy County the tree continues to Monroe County, in a marriage to the PERRY
Someone was kind enough to send me an account of Hardy County History by
MacMaster which gives some early dates of the VINEY and CLAYPOOLE families. They
bought land in Hardy County and raised their families there. This would be
James CLAYPOOLE and Andrew VINEY. Their children, Sarah CLAYPOOLE and John
VINEY, born about 1738 in Lost River, were married and had a daughter Mary. Mary VINEY
married Adam PERRY who was born in 1780.
From Morton's History of Monroe County, I have the greater part of my
grandmother Perry's lines in the Pattons, Nelsons, Perrys, Charltons, Hawkins, Boyds
and McDowells. I have definite dates and locations in censuses for most of
the Monroe County lines.
Would greatly appreciate any help to find others researching these lines.
Thanking you in advance ...... Patricia Haber ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Woodrow G. Simmons
Tuesday March 8, 2005
FOX - HUTTON
Am seeking info on Bettie Seymour HUTTON. Born ca 1863 in Hampshire Co.
Daughter of Jonathan & Scotia HUTTON. Married George FOX in Hardy County,
Dec. 12, 1883. He died Mar. 27, 1887. I have found 2 children mentioned,
son Edwin and ??. No record of remarriage or her death in Hardy Co. Were
there two children and what happened to her?
Tuesday February 22, 2005
FUNKHOUSER - MILLER
I am looking for any information about Abraham MILLER (b 1827?) father of James William
MILLER (b1858 d1947) of Hardy County.
I am also looking for any information about Jacob FUNKHOUSER father of Christian
FUNKHOUSER (b1742 d1793).
I would also like to find out any information about Anthony FUNKHOUSER's (1838-1927)
service during the Civil War. He served with the 14th Regiment Virginia Militia Company D.
Any information will help.
Thanks Again, Scott A. Bean
Monday February 21, 2005
LIGHT - POWERS
I'm looking for information about John LIGHT, b. 1774, married Elizabeth POWERS 1796 in
Mary Jo Hanon
Sunday February 20, 2005
COKELEY - WOOD
My ancestors Jeremiah COKELEY and Sallie WOOD were married in Hardy County 21 January
1805. I have been searching for their parents for years without success. Can anyone help me with
this with any information at all. Thank you.
Friday February 18, 2005
CORNELL - GEORGE
I found the marriage of William CORNELL and Sarah GEORGE (6 Dec 1814) in
Hardy Co., WV. Do you know how I can find the names and birth dates of
their children. I believe that all of them were born there except their
youngest, Sarah my gg grandmother, who was born in Ohio.
Cliford E. Simon
Sat February 5, 2005
William Seymour SIMON b. 18 Feb 1847 at Milam, Hardy County, WV;
migrated starting about 1883 through Ohio and Indiana heading for
Williston, North Dakota. His older children were born in West Virginia
from 1867 - 1883 and the remainder were born in Allen County, Ohio. The
family then moved through Indiana and a few of them were married in
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. The family as a whole then moved to
North Dakota where a number of them homesteaded starting in 1897.
William homesteaded near Oberon, Benson County, North Dakota and a few
of his children also homesteaded near them. He died of a foot infection
on 25 Jan 1914 at his daughter's home in Benson County and is buried at
Esmond, Benson County, ND. Towns which the Simon Family conducted their
business were: Leeds, Devils Lake, Sheyenne, New Rockford, Maddock,
Esmond, Flora, Warwick, York, Knox and Minnewaukan.
Mon January 24, 2005
FOX - KUYKENDALL - VAN METER
Wishing more family information on my great-grandparents, Isaac KUYKENDALL, b:1820,
s/o Nathaniel and Sally; and Isaac's wife, Hannah VAN METER FOX, b: 1836, d/o Gabriel
FOX (b:1796) and his wife Mary Miller INSKEEP (b:1803).
Tue January 18, 2005
BAKER - CLAYPOOL - COOMBS
I am a descendant of Aaron BAKER / Rachel CLAYPOOL both of Lost River, Hardy
Co., Virginia. I have been trying to locate a marriage record, census, land
docs, anything at all that shows them in Virginia. I did find them on a
census in Licking Ohio, but I am trying to find Aaron's parents. I have a
good connection on the Claypool side. Anything at all would be a great
Also I am a descendant of Mahlon C. COOMBS and I know the COOMBS were also
from Virginia, anything on them would be helpful as well.
Thank you again, if you need more info, please let me know. Sincerely, Tracy Martin-Suits
Carole Chilcott Hare
Mon January 17, 2005
CHILCOTT - SILKET
I hope you can lead me in the right direction. I am been working on my
family genealogy for many many years. However, I have never found an
important link that I am looking for.
I have been searching for real proof that Jonathan (b. Feb 2, 1816 d. Nov.
2, 1881) is the son of Eber CHILCOTT (SILKET, CHILCOT, BILKET, etc.) (b.
Dec. 7, 1789 d. May 4, 1850) for many many years. Jonathan is my great
great grandfather. He is listed in the 1850 Shenandoah County Census as
Jonathan SILKET. In 1840 he was not married yet and is probably indicated
on that census as one of Eber's son as well as in the earlier censuses.
I have gotten copies of deed with Jonathan's name, in hopes that Eber
might be mentioned there with no luck. I have also tried to check the
microfilm for Hardy County, WV records of birth dates to1885, marriages
1795 to 1800, wills & inventories 1786 to 1899. If you have checked this,
you probably know that the microfilm is practically unreadable. Do you
know if there is any bettr copy of the records on this microfilm?
Do you know of any other way I can find some kind of record of birth,
marriage, will, etc. linking Jonathan with his father, Eber?
I would appreciate anything kind of advice that you can give me. Thanks in advance.
Carole (Chilcott) Hare
Deloris Bringardner Girard
Sun January 16, 2005
PRATT - RUMER
Looking for decendants of Manlove PRATT and Dorothy RUMER. I would love to share
Sat January 15, 2005
BAKER - CLAYPOOL
Any and all information about Aaron BAKER and Rachel CLAYPOOL will be appreciated.
Wed January 5, 2005
GOENS - ROPER
I am searching for information on the GOENS / GOINGS / GOINS and
ROPER families, it is said that they left Jefferson county and relocated
to Hardy. There are some references of these families being mulatto, or
white. If anyone has any information on this please share.
My relation, Jennie HONEY, emigrated to America in 1911, arriving at Ellis Island in
February of that year. I understand that she was 17 and pregnant. My next record of her,
I think, is in Hardy on the 1920 census. Have you any record of her, or more important
any marriage information. Her child was called Montague HONEY, again I think so.
I wondered if it is possible to trace her travels. It is possible that Kansas and California
may come into the equation. She did return to Cornwall in England where she died, but
I don't know when. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thurs December 2 2004
FINK - MONGOLD
My Great-Great Grandfather was Hiram MONGOLD born April 23, 1812; married Catherine
Anne FINK born April 30, 1820; both born in Hardy Co. WV. They moved to KS in fall of 1868.
Anyone knowing of a connection please contact me.
Thanks, Rich Mongold
Sun December 5 2004
I am trying to locate some MILLERs who were born in Baltimore, Maryland
and having a lot of relatives in Baker, West Virginia. Their father was Ford
Miller and mother was Mary Miller. The kids' names are as follows: Dennis,
Arther, James, George, Barbara and Lydia... please email me if you know
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