Hardy County Queries 2006
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Margaret Lew, Page Manager.
19 December 2006
DELLINGER - SAGER
Does anyone know where Abraham and Sarah Catharine (SAGER)
DELLINGER are buried? br>
br>Abraham (b.1804), son of Martin and Dorothy
br>Sarah Catharine SAGER (b.1810), daughter of Peter HOLLER and Katherine ?
br>If so, will you share the information? Thanks.
25 November 2006
EYNON - ORR
I am researching the ORR's of Hardy Co. Do you know where I can find information on this
family or someone I might be able
to contact? The names are James ORR and wife Sarah EYNON ORR. They had a son born
there that I know of, Thomas Jerry ORR born Jan 19, 1782 in Hardy.
Any advice would be deeply appreciated. Thank you, Marliese
Everett J. Cook
23 November 2006
ATHEY - DRAIS - HARRIS - JAMES - LIKENS - MARQUIS
MARTIN - WALKER - PUMPHREY - ROBERTS - ROTRUCK
Looking for information about: Christopher MARTIN m Martha James and Mary WALKER.
- John MARTIN
- m. Keziah MARQUIS
- m. Martha WALKER
- James MARTIN m Margaret MARQUIS
- Henry MARTIN m Elizabeth LIKENS
- George MARTIN
- m. Hollu\y GONGPHRY
- m. Rebecca DRAIS
- m. Lucy PUMPHREY
- Christopher MARTIN
- m. Nancy ATHEY
- m. Elizabeth ROTRUCK
- Elizabeth MARTIN m David ROBERTS
- Martha MARTIN m William HARRIS
- Savilla MARTIN m Joseph ATHEY
Saturday July 8, 2006
ASHBROOK - BAKER - PAYNE
Seeking origin and parents of Evan PAYNE who appears in the 1782 and 1784 tax lists. He
married Margaret BAKER dau. of William BAKER. Also seeking origin and parents of brothers
Samuel, William and James BAKER who appear in Symms Index.
Ross L. Webster
Tuesday July 4, 2006
HEISHMAN - HELTZEL - SAGER - WEBSTER
Does anyone have or know of a list of names buried in thr Heishman/Church Cemetery in
Perry/Thorn Bottom, WV?
Monday July 3, 2006
WELTON - WILLIAMS
I am trying to find the parentage of William and Joseph
WILLIAMS who married WELTON sisters. The girls were the daughters of William
WELTON of Hardy/Hampshire county. William WELTON and his family left Virginia
before 1800 to live in Knox county, Indiana. William WELTON's father was John
WELTON who died in 1767 or so. So far I have not been able to connect the
WILLIAMS boys to any of the WILLIAMS from Hardy, but they traveled with the
WELTONs on their move from Hardy to Knox Co., In. William WILLIAMS was born in
the late 1770's. Thank you.
Saturday July 1, 2006
BEAN - JOHNSON - JOHNSTON - VEATCH
Am interested on any information about Hanson VEATCH (Henson VEACH)
1764-1835/36, who m. Elizabeth BEAN 1762-1842 probably in Hardy County
late 1780s or early 1790s but before the dates on records on this
website. She was daughter of George BEAN who d. 14 Aug 1797 in the
county and granddaughter of Robert BEAN who d. 1790/91.
Also the family which Hanson & Elizabeth's son Thomas married into.
He married Catharine JOHNSTON, daughter of Rev. John and Hannah JOHNSTON,
her maiden name unknown. I have Thomas and Catharine's marriage from the
Hardy County Website, and have discovered that Rev. John JOHNSTON was a
Presbyterian Minister in Hardy County from at least 1790 through 1819,
because he is listed as performing marriages during those years. I have
been through the book "History of Grant and Hardy Counties, West
Virginia" by E. L. Judy of Petersburg, WVA, Charleston Printing Company, Charleston, WVA,
1951, to get this information. A John JOHNSTON family is also listed
in the 1782 or 1784 Heads of white families in that book, along with
several John JOHNSON families.
Hannah JOHNSTON b. 18 Nov 1777 Virginia [place based on 1850 Census], d.
10 Aug 1858 in or near Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois, buried
Avoca Cemetery, Livingston County. She was living with her widowed
daughter Catharine VEATCH in 1850.
Wednesday June 21, 2006
CLEAVER - RIGGLEMAN
I am researching my late husband's family who were all from Hardy County, WV, specifically
Moorefield. My husband was Lemuel Albert CLEAVER III, born Apr 1, 1949 on the Cleaver
family farm in Moorefield. His father was Lemuel Albert CLEAVER II and his mother was
Tressie Violet RIGGLEMAN of Petersburg. All these individuals are deceased so it makes it
very difficult for me to gather information. Can you point me in the right direction?
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Nancy Cleaver
Tuesday June 20, 2006
CLAYPOOL - DUNBAR - SCOTT - SLATER
I recently made my second visit to the Miller/Claypool cemetery in
Mathais, Hardy Co, WV, the first being almost exactly two years ago,
and found that in the intervening time someone had reset one of the
stones and added 4 modern stones at the bases of the older CLAYPOOL
stones. While we were there, my wife uncovered the almost entirely
buried headstone of Jane CLAYPOOL, d. June 2, 1768.
Whoever left the modern stones and I disagree as to which of the
older stones was Jane's. He (probably a Claypool descendent from
Kentucky or North Carolina who also left $100 for mowing, according
to the woman who owns the property the trail to the graveyard is on),
labeled what I take to be James's footstone as Jane, having re-erected it next to James's head
stone, and put a marker identifying what I had thought to be Jane's as "Mother Rachel". My
wife's discovery proves us both wrong. Clearly the stone inscribed with
Jane's name is hers and not either of the other two.
So, now the questions come, "Who was the mysterious benefactor of the
graveyard?" and "What were his sources of information?"
Or does anyone have any other info about the Miller Cemetery and the
Claypools buried there?
Tuesday June 20, 2006
HALL - RILEY
My family has deep roots in Hardy County. At present, I am trying to find information on the
Francis Margaret HALL.
Born: Hardy County 1808
Died: 10 Oct 1882, Mathias, Hardy County
Her parents as best we know, are:
Father: William Hall
Mother: Nancy Riley
We have nothing on the parents except the names.
Can you suggest sources for further research? I would be happy to share what information I have
on lines coming from Hardy County. These include SHERMAN and
Tuesday June 13, 2006
Thomas Jerry ORR born 19 Jan 1782 in Hardy Co. West VA.
Parents are James and Sarah ORR.
I am trying to find out if the birth lists any info on the parents.
Thank you in advance if you're able to assist me. If not, thank you anyway.
Tuesday June 6, 2006
Looking for information about who adopted Isaac Franklin and Sarah's children when Isaac died
sometime between 1900 and 1910. Their names are: Julia, Rebecca, Russell and Charles. I found
where Spencer was adopted by the KAYLOR family. I also found Sarah working as a servant for
widow. I'd also like to know the exact date of Isaac's death and where he is buried. Any
MATHIAS burial information greatly appreciated.
Also if anyone knows about a MATHIAS reunion in Mathias WV would appreciate that info. My
daughter Suzanne is a descendant of John and Barbara MATHIAS.
Monday June 5, 2006
SELLER - ZELLER
Whom could I contact for more information about the North Mill Creek Church records? My
great, great, great grandfather was Henry ZELLER/SELLERS of Hardy County. Is there a copy
still in Hardy or Grant County libraries, in the original form? Or any other record of that church?
I'm looking for links to Rockingham County in that church's members or leadership.
researching Sellers/ars, Redman, Dooley, Zeller;
Falls Church, VA
Michelle L. Tambellini
Sunday June 4, 2006
COOK - LOVE - MARTIN - MAUPIN - MCCORKLE - NOBLE -
SHAW - STAGGS - SMITH
I am looking for HARNESS COOK line ( Mary Amazella COOK who married George
Do you have any Native American heritage? I am doing our family tree
Thank you, Michelle
Monday May 15, 2006
HYCHEW - McNEILL
I was recently in Hardy Co researching my ancestors. I found the following information.
Daniel R McNeill from Old Fields was owner of one or more of my ancestors, John (Joshua
HYCHEW) - black smith, listed on inventory list of 1845 for Daniel McNeill.
I have been told that Willow Wall is a house still visted in September and still has names of
slaves listed in this home. Any information or possible names listed on wall would be greatly
Thanks to Henry Louis Gates PBS TV Special I have found some of my African Ancestroy in
Moorefield. If there is a number of someone that I can contact directly I would appreciate
Genealogist in need of help!
Friday April 30, 2006
CUNNINGHAM - HEDRICK - SHIRLEY
I am seeking information about Catharine CUNNINGHAM who may
have died in Hardy County in June 1850 at the age of 34. I am
especially interested in learning the identities of her parents (my
GGG Grandparents), her spouse, and any children.
Enrique B. May
Saturday April 16, 2006
MAY - MOYER - WEATHERHOLTZ
I would like to contact the following people who are listed on the Surnames page under
the families May, Moyer, Weatherholtz in connection with my own family
research. E-mail to their addresses has been returned. If you have a new
e-mail address please contact me and the page manager Margaret Lew.
Janet Weatherholtz Grams
Thanks for your help,
Enrique B. May
Descendant of George May of Brocks Gap.
b. ca. 1755, Rockingham Co. Virginia USA > Samuel May 1799 > James M. May
1833 Mathias, Hardy Co.WV.> Henry B. May 1861 > Enrique B. May II 1901
Guatemala City, Guatemala> Enrique B. May III 1928 > Enrique B. May IV
Barbara Earhart Dier
Monday April 12, 2006
LYNN - SPOTZ - SPATZ
Looking for cemetery that Catherine Elizabeth LYNN nee SPOTZ was buried in. She died about
1845 in Wardensville, Hardy co., W. VA. My info said she was born 31 Aug 1792 in Berks Co.,
PA. Her husband George E. LYNN brought his family to Wardensville before 1830.
After her death, he went to Nashport, Muskingum Co., OH and died there 12 Nov 1846 and was
buried in the Irville-Nashport Cemetery.
Sunday April 2, 2006
Hi I am interested in any information regarding Woodrow DELAWDER who served with the US
Army, he was stationed in South Wales in 1944 prior to leaving for the D-Day landings in
France. I gather that he was from Hardy County West Virginia any Information will be much
appreciated. Regards Sue Sims
Irmadel (Combs) Dun
Sunday April 2, 2006
CLARK - COMBS - COOMES - WILKINS - WILSON
My father, Eston COMBS, was constable in the George Washington Forest area sometime
betweem 1915 and 1930. I would like to know what newspaper and when this was reported.
Also my grandfather Julius Marion CLARK was born 4/16/1850 and died 12/24/1945. Julius
was app. 11 years old when he witnessed the shooting of his father John Henry CLARK while
cutting wood by renegades of the civil war. I would like to find something that verifies this
information. The family lived in the Fabius, Needmore area of Hampshire County which later
became Hardy County.
I would also like to hear from anyone who may be familiar with the COMBS (COOMES),
CLARK, WILKINS and WILSON families from the same area. Sincerely, Irmadel Combs Dun.
Saturday April 1, 2006
EARHART - FREDERICK - MAYS - SHELL
Gggrandfather William m. Annice SHELL Aug 25 1849 in National Hotel Cumberland MD ... I
have SHELL info back to Daniel SHELL in War of 1812 .. looking for info on William and
Annice, probably in Maysville area? .. Also Rachel Earhart FREDERICK wife of John
FREDERICK ... b Mar 25 1785 m. Sept 9 1834 d Aug 1840 and buried at Medley WV. Any
further info will be appreciated
Saturday March 11, 2006
I need information on the Lantz family of Peru Hollow. Any help would be appreciated. I would
like to contact Tia but her e-mail address (BrokenTia@kscable.com) is invalid. Can someone
give me a new one? Thank you, Donna Weatherholtz
Mary Louise Gossum
Sunday March 5, 2006
MICHAEL - WISE
I would appreciate any information on the following WISE family in Hardy Co. WVA 1880
Place: Capon, Hardy, West Virginia, 1880
Source: FHL Film 1255403 National Archives Film T9-1403 Page 81D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Jacob WISE Self M M W 60 WV
Occ: Farm Lab. Fa: WV Mo: WV
Rachel WISE Wife F M W 39 WV (nee Michael)
Occ: Keep House Fa: WV Mo: WV
Benj. T. WISE Son M S W 7 WV
Fa: WV Mo: WV
Ann R. WISE Dau F S W 5 WV
Fa: WV Mo: WV
Arthur L. WISE Son M S W 3 WV (middle name Lemuel)
Fa: WV Mo: WV
Amanda WISE Dau F S W 1 WV
Fa: WV Mo: WV
Wednesday March 1, 2006
GOOD - McNEILL - McNEAL
I am looking for marriage records for John Strother McNEILL/NEAL b: 20 Nov
1776 died about 1814; who married Anna GOOD about 1800.
and I need help. Thanks, A. Elena Cogdell in tx
Thursday February 23, 2006
I am looking for Joseph, Early or John or most any HAWKINS in Wardensville, which
is now W VA and before the Civil War was part of Virginia. Thank you.
Saturday February 4, 2006
SALTERS - SMITH
I am looking for anyone with information on Thomas SALTERS b. abt. 1780 and Nancy SMITH.
The two married May 19, 1807 in Hardy County and Thomas died 1827 with his estate
inventoried on July 10, 1827. They had three children, John b. 1808 and two other unknown
children one male and the other female. Any information would be helpful.
Caroline Sims Coon
Friday January 13, 2006
New Creek Cemeteries
Am trying to search all New Creek cemeteries for family ancestors, but they keep coming up as
having been removed (This is on a link from Hardy Co. to WV cemeteries.)
The cemeteries are: New Creek, and the rest mainly family names, except for one called Old
Tollroad/Funkhauser cemetery. That is the one for which I would most like to see names of the
dead, but I am not just sure how to contact someone in the area who might know.
Do you have any suggestions? Anything you can tell me would be appreciated.
Thanks! Caroline Sims Coon
Monday January 9, 2006
I am trying to locate the grave of William Brownley BOWEN b. 6-21-1846 in Warren Co. Va.;
9-2-1908. William BOWEN was a doctor who practiced in Moorefield after 1885. His wife was
Emma Louisa Summerville.
He was in the VMI Corps of Cadets at New Market. I am trying to locate the graves of all New
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