Hardy County Queries 2006

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Margaret Lew, Page Manager.

Joyce Meadows 19 December 2006

Does anyone know where Abraham and Sarah Catharine (SAGER) DELLINGER are buried? Abraham (b.1804), son of Martin and Dorothy HOLLER Sarah Catharine SAGER (b.1810), daughter of Peter HOLLER and Katherine ? If so, will you share the information? Thanks.

Marliese Martin 25 November 2006

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

Looking for information about: Christopher MARTIN m Martha James and Mary WALKER.
  1. John MARTIN
  2. James MARTIN m Margaret MARQUIS
  3. Henry MARTIN m Elizabeth LIKENS
  4. George MARTIN
  5. Christopher MARTIN
  6. Elizabeth MARTIN m David ROBERTS
  7. Martha MARTIN m William HARRIS
  8. Savilla MARTIN m Joseph ATHEY

Rebecca Taft Saturday July 8, 2006

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

Does anyone have or know of a list of names buried in thr Heishman/Church Cemetery in Perry/Thorn Bottom, WV?

Martie Stotlar Monday July 3, 2006

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.

Maureen Gobel Saturday July 1, 2006

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.

Nancy Cleaver Wednesday June 21, 2006

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

Jim Burrows Tuesday June 20, 2006

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? JimB.

Wilbur Sherman Tuesday June 20, 2006

My family has deep roots in Hardy County. At present, I am trying to find information on the family of:
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 DELAUDER.
Wilbur Sherman, willsherman@cox.net

Marliese Martin 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.

Diane Livingston 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.

Frank Sellers Monday June 5, 2006

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.
Frank Sellers, researching Sellers/ars, Redman, Dooley, Zeller; Falls Church, VA

Michelle L. Tambellini Sunday June 4, 2006

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

N'Zinga Aszntewa Monday May 15, 2006

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 appreciated.

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 information.
Genealogist in need of help! N'Zinga Aszntewa.

Russ Tice Friday April 30, 2006

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

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.
Jimmy (jiha@erols.com)
Janet Weatherholtz Grams
Betty Williams
Arcella Moore
Robert May
Ramona May

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 1950.

Barbara Earhart Dier Monday April 12, 2006

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.

Susan Sims 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

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. e-mail indnevada@imt.net

Bert Frederick Saturday April 1, 2006

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

Elena Cogdell 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

I would appreciate any information on the following WISE family in Hardy Co. WVA 1880 Census
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

Mary Louise

Elena Cogdell Wednesday March 1, 2006

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

June Raymond 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. June Raymond

Susan Casias Saturday February 4, 2006

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

Terry Bowers Monday January 9, 2006

I am trying to locate the grave of William Brownley BOWEN b. 6-21-1846 in Warren Co. Va.; d. 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 Market cadets.

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