Current Hardy County Queries

Karen Nelson Hangsleben Tue Oct 7 08:14:47 1997

NELSON, Sarah Virginia.. Obituary recently obtained lists Sarah Virigina NELSON, born 13 Feb 1855 at Parkersburg, WV. Family history to date suggests that this is an error. Wish to locate this birth to more probably Petersburg, WV. Need to know resources in Hardy Co. to help prove theory. Parents John Richard and Hannah Anderson NELSON. Thanks.

Anita Lotts Sat Oct 4 18:55:05 1997

I am looking for information on Charles MURPHY b:1774 possibly in Wales.He married Elizabeth HAYDEN in 1799 in Hardy Co. WV. and died there in 1816. Family folklore has it that the MURPHY's were not Irish and adopted the name by the drawing of straws between the wife of Charles and his two brothers wives. I am interested in what his two brothers names were and any other info. Elizabeth moved on to Ohio after Charles death with their seven children. The name was originally Murfoot / Manfoot / Murfitt or something similar.

Bernie Cinkoske Thu Oct 2 05:47:44 1997

I am interested in any information on the family, ancestors or descendants of John REED (b. bef. 1742/d. bef. 1785) who married Elizabeth ? (b. abt. 1745/d. 1818, Bourbon Co., KY). John provided supplies for the Revolutionary War in Hampshire Co., VA and Elizabeth sold land in Hardy Co., WV in 1793. They had George, John, Elizabeth and Mary. It appears that the family went to Bourbon Co., KY about 1811. Bernie Cinkoske, 2741 Patton Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46224,

Marilyn Wagner Sun Sep 28 04:17:43 1997

Searching for parents of Hiram J CONSTABLE b 3-20-1820 in Hardy Co. Va. wife Sarah Margaret DAVIDSON bd unknown married in 1840; four children Joseph R Sanford Simmons Yockum Issack Desilver Sylvester and Thomas. All last name Constable.

Carla Gruber Wed Sep 24 22:22:09 1997

I would welcome any help with finding information on John WHETSEL/WETZEL born in Hardy Co. in 1784 (while it was still Virgina). He married Mary A. ? in the year 1800 in Hardy County also. After that I can't seem to find anything about him. It's possible he is my nine times great- grandfather and I'd like to know for sure. Smiles! ~Carla~

Bernie Cinkoske Mon Sep 22 05:46:13 1997

: I am interested in any information about the family, ancestors or descendants of Johannes (John) HORNBECK (b. 1685, Ulster Co., NY/ d. 1767/68, Hampshire Co., VA) who married Orseltjen (Urselje) WESTBROEK (b. Mar-1697, Ulster Co., NY) and their son Samuel HORNBACK (b. abt. 1728, Ulster Co., NY/d. Mov-1815, Bourbon Co., KY) who married Dorothea HARNESS (1745-1794). They are mentioned in both Hampshire and Hardy Co. records.

Lillian Densley Mon Sep 22 05:59:32 1997

Searching for any information about SHOEMAKERs listed in Greenbrier Co. VA 1790 census. Listed are Peter SHOEMAKER, Simon SHOEMAKER and John SHOEMAKER

Nancy C. Adkins Mon Sep 22 19:24:19 1997

Seeking Descendants or anyone with information about my GGGGrandparents, JACOB SOUDER who married Mary "Polly" ROBINSON May 10, 1805 in Hardy County, WV. (Surname spelled Souaer on their marriage bond.) How can I get a copy of their marriage record and bond? I would appreciate any help. Several of their children were born in Hardy Co. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Nancy C. Adkins at

Edward Shillingburg Sun Sep 21 16:53:13 1997

We are looking for information on William and Margaret SHILLINGBURG, who had at leaset three children, Hugh, William and Jacob (ca 1807). Jacob lived in Hardy County. We have information that there were a number of brothers and sisters. For information we presently have about Jacob's decendents, see

Max Brown Sat Sep 20 16:39:49 1997

James GROVES bn abt 1824 in VA was in Hardy Co. in 1850, married a Catherine ______. Had the following children:

Any help on any of the above or parents of would be greatly appreciated. If you need any help on research in Montague or Wichita Counties in Texas just hollar. ........THANKS

Bernie Cinkoske Fri Sep19 06:00:08 1997

I would be interested in exchanging information with anyone researching the family, ancestors or descendants of Michael HARNESS in Hampshire and Hardy Co. Bernie Cinkoske, 2741 Patton Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46224,

Darrell D. Tussing Sat Sep 3 13:55:56 1997

Seeking information on the following families in W. Va. TUSSING - TUSING - DUSING - DUSSING - SILVEUS -SILVIOUS - SILFUSE - BILLER - BEELER - BEHLER - KIPPS - KIPS Lived in Hardy and Hampshire Counties, of W. Va.

Carolyn Carroll Fri Sep 12 12:21:39 1997

- I am looking for decendents of Samuel Dunlap WILLIAMS he was born Dec 20, 1839 in Bedford County, PA. He died Oct 6, 1906 in Moorefield, WV. He was returned to Bedford County, Pa to be buried. His wife was Lillie BROSIUS from Handcock, MD. His children were Mary, Edgar D, Paul G., Fred S., and Reta Martin WILLIAMS who married a man by the last name of TERRY. This Mr. TERRY may have been a doctor. I am interested in updating this family line.

Joanne Halterman Mon Sep 8 19:07:35 1997

Looking for the parents and siblings of Ferguson CALDWELL born Sept. 2, 1799 not known where. Fathers name is William?? Died June 8, 1845 in Hardy Co., VA. Married to Lydia Angeline SHIREMAN on Dec. 16 1822 in Hardy Co., Children: Drucilla Susan Amelia Ann Lorenzo Dow Levi Asenath Angeline Ferguson
He mentions his father and two sisters in his school book. But not his mother. I found him in the 1830 census but he is the only Caldwell listed in Hardy Co., VA. THIS IS WHAT HE WROTE IN HIS SCHOOL BOOK:

"Ferguson Caldwell his copy book his Cypher in book son of Wm Caldwell" "Ferguson Caldwell the son of Wm Caldwell is no more this is the end"
The earliest date in the book is Feb. 8 1820 and later he has written
"Ferguson Feburary 26, 1822 departing from school" "Susan Malinda Caldwell she loves her husband" " Drucilla Ellen Caldwell she loves her husband" "March the 6 1820 I was at fathers when I rot these few lines here".

Rob Day Sun Sep 7 15:18:34 1997

I am searching for more information about the YEAZEL clan. Abraham YEAZEL was born on 29 Apr 1774 in Hampshire Co., VA (which is now Hardy Co., WV). He was the son of Jeremiah. However, I have no information on Jeremiah and his wife. Abraham married Mary Ball CURL on 7 Oct 1794 in Harrison Co., WV. Mary was the daughter of William & Sarah (BROWN) CURL. William was born on 7 Sep 1754 in Blissland Parish, VA; the son of Jeremiah & Mary (McGREARY) CURL. Sarah BROWN was born on 20 Feb 1758 in Mooresville (Hampshire Co.), VA; the daughter of Thomas & Mary Osborne (BALL) BROWN. The Browns were natives of Wales and were directly related to George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington. If anyone can help me find more information & stories behind these families, I would love to include them in my research. Thank you for your time.

Mary K. Lewis Sat Aug 30 14:51:09 1997

I am would like to find the parents of Nicholas LEWIS who married Susanna KIMBLE April 15, 1824 in Pendleton County, West Virginia They are in the Hardy County Census of 1850.

Melissa Ireland Fri Aug 29 15:51:41 1997

Seeking info on Hannah BACORN who married John THOMAS in Hardy County in 1822, and on the BACORN and THOMAS families, with allied family of ROLLINS.

J. Baker Tue Aug 26 1997

Searching for PATTIE, KENDALL, surname/families in Hampshire Co WVA, were there 1850-1860 plus census . . . do not know what happened to family in later years . . . lived in area of "Pleasant Dale" . . . will exchange info.

John M. DeBrular Mon Aug 25 02:40:41 1997

(Morgan County Query 8-25-1997) I am interested in any information concerning the DEBRULAR surname. My GGGrandfather Quillian DEBRULAR or a relative might have created a event that might have been recorded in your area. Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated. I will be glad to help others in my area (Parkersburg, WV). Best Regards John M. DeBrular

Merle Y. StevensonSat 23 Aug 1997

Looking for ancestor information on George PECK b. 1762 in Virginia. He and wife Mary LANCISCO-PECK had 10 children between 1787 and 1806. All reportedly born in Hardy County. Children: Henry, Jacob, Jesse, Lance, Elijah, William, David, Daniel Adonijah, and Enoch were all reported to be born in Hardy Co. in or near Moorfield? Am Stuck on George and his ancestors??? Thank-you, Merle Y. Stevenson,

milton l. campbell Wed Aug 20 12:37:15 1997

Looking for the will of John Ulrich Spahr/Spore II, supposedly died in Hardy county VA around 1815. Wife was Judith Regar Spohr. Thanks.

Milton L. Campbell Wed Aug 20 12:35:00 1997

I am looking for information on this family. Specifically, Mary "Polly" SPORE was born in March 1797 in Virginia. According to a biographical sketch written by her daughter in the 1880's, "her (Polly's) parents were Germans who came to America (more likely SWISS) and settled in the North Branch of the Potomac River. Polly married John BENEFIEL in 1815, and they lived in Indiana. Early land records indicate a John SPAHR living adjacent to John BENEFIEL in 1811, Indiana Territory.

Hello Milton, you are correct, the REGER and SPOHR families did come from Switzerland the Canton of Basel. The REGERs came to Philadelphia in 1737. I can give you the name of a SPOHR descendant who has may be able to help further on that family too. Margaret C. Lew

Georgina Hyde Wed Aug 20 17:24:18 1997

Need Info on the John HOOD family of Hardy/Grant Co. Known children: Julius m. Rebecca MICHAELS, James m. Susan STRADER, Eliza J. m. Abel SEYMORE, Debbie m. John HUGHES, Margaret m. George FOUT. Any help would be appreciated. I am stuck.

Larry Hand Sat Aug 16 1997

Apparently the Hands didn't stay long in Hardy County. In particular I am trying to find any information on Jeremiah Hand and his mother/father. Here's what I know:

Thank you, Larry Hand.

John Rush Mon Aug 11 23:23:14 1997

I am looking for the ancestors of Daniel RUSH. He was born c. 1795 possibly in Hardy or Grant Co. In 1819 Daniel married Elizabeth DUCKWORTH. In 1827 he moved to Marion Co., OH and then in 1849 to Fayette Co., IL. He traveled with members of the IDLEMAN family from Hardy/Grant Co. I believe that the RUSH name was originally spelled RAUSCH and that Daniel's ancestors originated in Baden-Baden, Germany and came to America shortly before the outbreak of the Rev. War.

Brad Tharp Sat Aug 16 15:19:17 1997

Seeking information on THARP/THORP(E) of Frederick County VA and Hampshire/Hardy County West Virgina. Isaac THARP married M. SWISHER in Hardy County in 1822. Isaac's father was John, and Isaac's mother was Elizabeth (Elizabeth's will was probated in Hampshire County 8-28-1863). John's father may have been Andrew. Siblings of Isaac were Ann (THARP) EVANS, John, Elizabeth, and Soloman. Speculation is that this THARP line goes back to Zebulon THARP (died in Frederick County, VA in about 1780). Zebulon's father, grandfather, and great grandfather all had the name Thomas.

Darrell D. Tussing Sun Aug 10 13:47:14 1997

Seeking information on the following families that lived in Hardy - Hampshire - Preston counties of West Va.: TUSING - TUSSING - BILLER - BEELER - SILVEUS - SILVIOUS

Robert Campbell Sat Aug 9 14:19:57 1997

Have Margaret MICHAEL - b. 1802 - married Adam COSNER on 11 Dec., 1823 in Hardy Co., now Grant CO. WVA.I need to know which of the three MICHAEL brothers who settled Hardy, now Grant, Margaret MICHAEL would have been the daughter of. Believe the families also intermarried with the ROBY's and the SINGLEY's or STRINGLEYs. Any information would be greatly appreciated and will share. Sincerely, Robert Campbell, great-great- great-great-grandson of Margaret Michael Cosner.

Connie Velghe Tue Aug 5 10:30:58 1997

Jacob MCNEMAR and Margaret (COOL) MCNEMAR listed in Hardy County 1860 census. His parents, Joseph and Ruth MCNEMAR listed in same census. Trying to determine where in Hardy County they were located. According to one relative, they were located in Laurel Dale, WV. Sims Index lists a Jacob McNemar at Knobly Mt in 1843. Any idea where Knobly Mt might have been? There are several Joseph McNemar's listed in the same index: New Creek Mt, Patterson's Cr. & South Branch. Any info on possible locations in Hardy County would be appreciated.

Ellie Stites Swanger Sat Jul 26 23:03:48 1997

Seeking info on a Leonard STUMP, b. 1799 that m. a Mary ?? In the 1830's they were in Franklin Co MO, where he's listed as having a slave. By 1850 they were in Gasconade Co MO. Some of their children were: James Perry, Gideon, Thomas B., Amanda, Elizabeth, Dorcus, and Phoebe. In 1820 in Hardy Co, there was a marriage between a Leonard STUMP and a Mary MORROW. In checking the marriages for MORROW's, I also find a Dorcus MORROW. My Leonard and Mary named a daughter, Dorcus. Is this the same family? Any help appreciated.

Carla A. Gruber Sat Jul 19 18:16:48 1997

I am looking for information on my great-g-g-g-grandparents Jesse WHETSEL and Polly CULLERS married April-24-1831. in Hardy County, W.VA.
I would especially like to know about Jesse's parents. I have plenty of WHETSEL information to share. Thanks in advance! ~Carla~ e-mail: PO Box 8672 Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Charlene Banks Sun Jul 13 12:02:49 1997
I am interested in finding information on Thomas R. MOORE's parents. He was born in Hampshire County VA around 1827 and was killed September 19, 1864, in the third battle of Winchester, VA. He was married to Mary L. SMITH in Lewis Co., VA, on Sept 19, 1849. The family moved from Lewis County to Vinton County, OH about 1855 and then on to Gilmer county, WV between 1855 and 1860. He enlisted In Co C 10th WV Volunteer Infantry and was mustered in Wheeling, WV March 15, 1862. He reenlisted in the Veteran Volunteers February 29, 1864. Any information you could provide me with would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Charlene Banks

George Shell Sat Jul 12 22:38:48 1997

Frederick W. BERG was a ggf. He came to Hardy County after leaving Germany in 1834 (per 1900 US Census - Grant County). He, as family tradition states, married an Elizabeth RAPP, Pennsylvania who bore two daughters. He married Rebecca SHELL, daughter of Philip SHELL and Nancy MARQUIS, after 1850. She died and he married Priscilla KEPLINGER in the 1870's.

I have not been able to find a record of the death of Elizabeth RAPP nor have I been able to find a record of his marriage or the death of Rebecca SHELL. I have searched several of the vital records of that area. You may have knowledge of a record I could search. Frederick's marriage to Priscilla was, I believe, by a minister of UB Church. He and she are buried in the Leymansville Cemetery. I would appreciate any light you could shed on my search. Frederick left Germany and my ultimate goal is to find the town of his birth. Respectfully, George Shell

Kay Geist Sat Jul 5 12:15:37 1997

Need information on Richard HOUGLAND and wife Elizabeth that lived in Northern Neck Virginia, believe Hardy County in 1762 and Richard was deceased by 1779. He owned 200 acres on South Branch. Did he have children? Was he related to Cornelius HOGHLAND. Cornelius bought land on Patterson Creek from Lord Fairfax in 1779. Believe he lived in Hampshire County. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Joanne Halterman Sat Jul 5 16:13:00 1997

Hi, I'm looking for CALDWELL, HALTERMAN, FITZWATER. I really need help on parents and siblings of Ferguson CALDWELL born Sept. 2, 1799 in Hardy Co., WV. died June 8, 1845 in Hardy, WV. The family lived there many years after. Ferguson wrote in his school book "Ferguson son of William."

He is in the 1830 census but no other CALDWELLs are listed. For that matter no one in Hardy Co. is listed for a long time. Ferguson was married to Lydia SHIREMAN on Dec 16, 1822 in Hardy Co., WV. Thanks for any help. Joanne Halterman

Donald E. Wilson Fri Jul 4 10:25:03 1997
RE: WILSON Hardy County Looking for Kevin Ritchie. His e-mail address is no longer valid. Posted a query on Nov. 7, 1996 regarding William Wilson and Elizabeth Blackburn of Hardy County, W. Va.

Pam Eagleson Thu Jul 3 15:16:22 1997

I am interested in Hardy Co as my STONE and WISE ancestors resided near Lost River in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Am trying to find information about James and Rebeckah Latham STONE ...James died circa 1819; also need information on Christopher/Christian WISE who was in the same area around the same time period....his dau Barbara married James and Rebeckah's eldest son Thomas. Would also like to locate where there land actually was in Hardy Co ....I do have info on the land grants. Thanks, Pam Eagleson,

Howard D Crose Wed Jul 2 22:08:00 1997

Researching the STUMP family, in particular Hans Michael Stump b:1709 d:1768 believe he was born in Germany, he married Catherine WHITECOTTON, need the children of this marriage, particular if they had a daughter Barbara, who married Christian CROSE. Willing to share any and all information.

Jimmy Sun Jun 29 08:39:13 1997

I am searching for information regarding Jane WEATHERHOLTZ wife of John WEATHERHOLTZ who resided in Moorefield, West Virginia. Jane was born April 11, 1820. Who were her parents and when did she die? Where are she and John buried? Who were the parents of Ephriam TURNER (born April 1828 - died 1906) and his wife Elizabeth BROWN (born circa 1826 - died unknown)? When did Elizabeth die and where is she buried?

Billye Higdon Sat Jun 28 15:19:26 1997

KIMBLE Can anyone help me with the family of John KIMBLE who was living and paying taxes in Hardy Co ca. 1787. What was his wife's name? Did he have (could he have had) a son called Harmonius KIMBLE, born in 1778? [This Harmonius went on to marry in KY in 1800, and died there in 1859.] Can anyone give me a good guess where the name "Harmonius" comes from?

Shannon K. Williams Sun Jun 22 19:41:01 1997

I am looking for information on the following people who I believe were born in Grant Co., WV:
of the OURS family Mary Winifred (7/23/1923), Abbie(unknown), Marcelleus(10/13/1874); and
of the MONGOLD family Elizabeth Virginia (3/16/1884), Oce (1872) and Ada Keene(1869). If anyone is researching these two families in WV please write to me! Thanks.

Monte Buzzard Tue Jun 17 21:24:52 1997

WELTON SURNAME I am hoping to find someone that lives in Hardy County, West Virginia that will provide some information for me. I found an area on a U.S. Geological Survey Map referred to as the WELTON-KESSEL ROAD. I would greatly appreciate it if you would look for a sign in that area that provides information about WELTON. If there is a sign, copy down the information on the sign. I am hoping that David Welton once owned property in the area. I posted a similar message that contained some errors several days ago. Thanks to the people who responded that pointed out the errors. Thanks in advance for your help, Monte Buzzard <>

Jeffrey McAllister Thu Jun 19 07:47:54 1997

COFFMAN, Sarah. In 1745 she married James SEARS (1720/22-1783). Sarah died before Aug 12, 1783. James died in Hampshire Co, VA. It is probable that Sarah also died there. Any information concerning Sarah and her parents will be appreciated.

Monte Buzzard Mon Jun 16 19:45:40 1997

KESSEL Surname. I am hoping to find someone that lives in Hardy County that will provide some information for me. I found an area on a U.S. Geological Survey Map referred to as WELTON. It is located near Kessel. It's about half way between the Mt. Olive Church and the Oak Grove Church. I would greatly appreciate it if you would look for a sign in that area that provides information about WELTON. If there is a sign, copy down the information on the sign. If there are people that live in the area of WELTON, ask them if they know the name of the person with the WELTON surname that founded the area or the town. I am hoping that David WELTON was the founder or that he once owned property in the area. Thanks in advance for your help, Monte Buzzard <>

Betty Chapman Sun Jun 15 12:36:18 1997

Hi, I've spent years trying to document my ancestors in Hardy County. I have some information, but no real proof, and many unanswered questions.
GODLOVE, Emanuel & Barbara, Barbara in 1840 Hardy Co. Census, both came from Germany. Emanuel came here to Missouri and married in 1841 to Louisa SWANSON of Amherst Co. VA. Barbara later moved to St. Louis where Emanuel was by then a prosperous merchant. Her last name was still GODLOVE. They were most probably siblings.
Other Hardy Co. GODLOVEs were Francis, Abraham, Catharine, and Jacob. All of them except Emanuel were still in the 1850 Hardy census. Also possible they were his children, but unlikely he would have left them behind, so they were probably all siblings. After moving here, Emanuel became part of the LEGEND OF WILSON'S CAVE. Much info to share with "cuzzins"

BURCH, James Wesley, db 10 Jan 1817 m. Melinda GRIM c. 1840 before moving to MO.
Can you help me, Please? e-mail me at, THANX, BETTY.

Sandra Baugher Thu Jun 12 16:12:19 1997

I am looking for James Rufus BEAN b.7/12/1858 married to Nannie Bell BUTLER 3/9/1880 b.5/8/1859 and their ancestory ?????? Hardy Co or Botetourt Co.

janis fogle Wed Jun 11 06:15:13 1997

Samuel FOGLE (1808-1908) & Mary TEARER (unknown-1899), parents of 12 children, one being Mark Byrd FOGLE (1866-1951), husband of Mollie OATS (1871-unknown). Parents of Walter FOGLE, Austin FOGLE, Isabel Fogle TURNER, Irvin FOGLE, Lucille Fogle DANIELS and Raymond FOGLE. Can any one help me with information concerning the FOGLE and/or OATS families? Thanks, Janis Fogle

Nanci Hess Sun Jun 8 14:53:25 1997

I'm looking for information on Eligah TUCKER born Hardy Co., WV abt 1809. Moved to Athens Co., OH before 1830. It's possible his father was either John or Joseph. Any help would be appreciated and I'd gladly share the info on his descendants ... Thanks

Mon June 9 1997 Please read MUSGRAVE family of West Virginia:
James Dallas Musgrave
would like to hear from you to exchange information on the MUSGRAVE family. He is researching three distinct Musgrave families that settled in the Virginia, now West Virginia area around the late 1700's and early 1800's. James Dallas Musgrave

Susan Munck Fri Jun 6 21:13:24 1997

BAKER Family in Moorefield, WV and Petersburg, WV
HEAD Family Davis & Thomas,WV

Larry Phalin Thu Jun 5 19:06:43 1997

I am researching all families of John BRADFORD married to Hannah SHROUT, Johann Peter SHROUT also SROUT married to Ann FEUERBACH; The Thomas DIXON Family. They all lived by Patterson Creek in Hardy Co, now in Grant Co, WV. I would like to share information with anyone doing these families, also of all WOOD families in Hardy Co. They were all at Hardy Co before 1785.

Gordon Madison Thu Jun 5 07:29:22 1997
Researching WYCKOFF, DENNIS in Hardy Co. Simon J. WYCKOFF b.1780 in Hardy Co. WV d. 8 Sep 1864 in Fairfield Co. OH. m. Isabell DENNIS b. Reading NJ. They had the following children:
Matthew WYCKOFF b. 1814
Emily WYCKOFF b. 1815
John WYCKOFF b. 1817
All of the above believed born in Hardy Co. WV.
And the following children born in Fairfield Co. OH:
Samuel WYCKOFF b. 1823
Susannah WYCKOFF b. 1825
Elizabeth WYCKOFF b. 24 Jan 1824
Eli Henry WYCKOFF b. 16 May 1830
Simon J. WYCKOFF's father was Samuel b. 1725, His mother was Martha COMBS. Does anyone have any info on this family. I have it well covered from Eli Henry on, but really need this information. Thanks so much,

Antje Darling Fri May 30 22:50:42 1997
Union Church, Moorefield

Looking for information on the "Union Church" which was located in Moorefield, Hardy County, VA (now WV). I know this church still existed in 1801. Does anybody know how to obtain the records of this church including the listing of burials in it's little cemetery? Any information would be REALLY appreciated!

Russ Finley Sun May 18 20:28:29 1997

John SLATER (1779-1871 Guernsey Co OH) his brother Jacob SLATOR (1780-c. 1863 Blackford Co Ind) and their father in law James ALBIN (1857 Md or Va-1857 Guernsey Co OH), likely son of William ALBIN and Mary BRUCE (bp 1715 Aberdeen Scotland) daughter of John BRUCE and Sarah of Redbud Run Va travelled with their families enmasse from Frederick Co Va to Buffalo Twp Guernsey Co OH in 1806. Earliest know records for the Slaters are for Hardy Co WV/Va. Looking for info on parents and ancestors of John SLATER.

Sue Harris Sun May 18 12:25:07 1997

Need help with TSUDI/JUDY & CAPLINGER. In 1798, Hardy Co., John CAPLINGER & wf Barbara REAGER sold her half of land on North Mill Creek, inherited from her father John REAGER (killed at Fort Seybert, Augusta Co., 1758) to Henry JUDY. In 1847, Samuel CAPLINGER of Wilson Co., TN, sold 20 acres, North Mill Creek, Hardy Co., inherited from his mother Barbara CAPLINGER (d/o Nicholas JUDY) to Jacob JUDY, being the land whereon Jacob lives. A similar deed in 1850, in which Samuel, Solomon, John & William CAPLINGER & several daus & husbands of Wilson Co., TN, sold to Jacob JUDY their int. in land on N. Mill creek occupied by Jacob JUDY to Jacob JUDY, it being their int. in land inherited by Barbary CAPLINGER nee JUDY. Am I correct that Nicholas JUDY was the father of Henry, Jacob & Barbara? Does anyone know what CAPLINGER Barbara married, and did they stay in Hardy Co. or go to TN? Was Barbara's husband a son of John CAPLINGER & Barbara REAGER? Many thanks for any help!

Rick Simpson Sun May 18 13:35:15 1997

Looking for information on Thomas K. SIMPSON. Thomas and his family appear in the 1840 census records of Hardy County. Thank You.

Susan Fortenberry Sun May 18 00:13:40 1997

Does anyone have access to this book?
The Baughmans of Baughman Settlement, Hardy County, West Virginia 1996 by Davis L. Baughman. Waynesboro, PA (11599 Brookdale Dr., Waynesboro 17268) : D.L. Baughman, c1996. LC: CS71.B788 1996 Dewey: 929/.2/0973

I am trying to find the parents of Thomas BOWMAN, born abt 1769 somewhere near the South Branch of the Potomac River, he married Jane RHOADS, born near the same time and place. They were my 5 GrGrandparents and I have hit a brickwall. I will gladly pay copying/postage costs or do reciprocal research for anyone with this info. Thanks, Susan Fortenberry

Sue Harris Fri May 16 15:56:24 1997

Dorothy REAGER, d/o John REAGER, who was killed at Fort Seybert massacre 1758, Augusta Co., m1 Samuel CAPLINGER, who d 1769. Augusta Co., & m2 John LIKENS, ca 1772, Augusta Co., VA. When Hardy Co. formed, they lived there on land inherited from her father. John d 1829; apparently Dorothy d before then. Daus Margaret, Rebecca, Rosanna CROSSMUCK, Barbara, Sarah (m John HOOVER 1810), Dorothea (m Martin COX 1809). Was John LIKENS from PA? Would like more on his family & ch of John & Dorothy; also her d d. I'm desc from Dorothy's sister Barbara, who m John CAPLINGER & went to TN. Thanks for any help; glad to share.

Monte Buzzard Thu May 15 12:31:06 1997

QUESTION REGARDING TRACT NUMBERS I have a copy of a deed dated March 1, 1779. According to the deed, Michael ALT, my ancestor, owned tract number 31 and tract number 43. Both of the above mentioned two tracts of land were located on the west side of the South Branch of the Potomac River. The tracts were also located very near what is called the South Branch Manor. Both of the tracts were located in what was Hampshire County, Virginia but is now Grant County, West Virginia and Hardy County West Virginia.

I recently purchased a copy of a book entitled, PIONEERS OF OLD FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA by Cecil O'Dell. On a map that came with the book (and on page 553 and 554), it indicates that tract number 31 and tract number 43 were NOT owned by Michael Alt and were NOT located near the South Branch of the Potomac. Why do the tract numbers mentioned in the book appear to be unrelated to the tract numbers mentioned in a 1779 deed?

Do you know where I can obtain information (or a book) related to tract numbers regarding land located on the west side of the South Branch of the Potomac River (in the year 1779)?
Primary surnames that I am researching are BUZZARD, ALT and AULT. Thanks in advance, Monte Buzzard <>

Monte Buzzard Tue May 13 11:43:00 1997
QUESTION REGARDING "SOUTH BRANCH MANOR"; The South Branch Manor is mentioned in the ALT TO WELTON DEED. I just found it listed on an old map and it was located in what is now Hardy County and Grant County. It was once (1779) located in Hampshire County before the development of Hardy, Grant and Counties. Let me know if you know anything about the South Branch Manor.

Reba Humbert Mon May 12 14:53:16 1997

I am looking for any information on the COSNER family line. My grgrgrandfather was a Soloman W. COSNER married to a Catherine SCHELL or (SHELL). I know that he descends from a Phillip Peter COSNER (KASTNER) Thanks for any help . . .

Bob Grant Mon May 12 16:49:53 1997

I'm looking for CHESHIRE families of Hardy/Hampshire Co.'s of VA, that are involved with the following group of families;
Joseph CHESHIRE and Ruth LUPTON,
Obadiah CHESHIRE and wife Sarah SCHWEITZER,
Samuel CHESHIRE [2] and wife Barbara Christina EMMART,
Samuel CHESHIRE and wife Ann ROBBINS, and
John CHESHIRE and wife Ann WHITE also
Ellis LUPTON and his wife Ruth.
Any assistance to me would be greatly appreciated. Contact Bob Grant

Sara Patton Mon May 5 12:16:05 1997

SEE-ZEH Family (related to TSCHUDI-YOAKUM-VANDERPOOLE-HARNESS families) I am doing research on the Frederick Michael SEE - Catherine (VANDERPOOLE???) line who settled in Greenbrier County between 1751 to 1763. I think they were related to the Sees who settled in Hardy County in 1746-50. I'm trying to determine who Frederick's parents, siblings, and children were and how, when, why and where they came to WVA.
Several sources claim Frederick was the son of George SEE (ZEH) and Margaret TSCHUDI of Tulpehocken, PA who settled in Hardy Co. in the late 1740s but much of the info I have is contradictory so I'm trying to clear up the mysteries. I'd be happy to share anything I have. Thanks!

Bill Scholtes Mon Apr 28 07:42:53 1997

I'm looking for add'l info on, 2 Helmick's married in Hardy Co Jacob HELMICK 21 May 1773-8 Nov 1860 m. 24 Dec 1795 Sarah Adam HELMICK ca 1782- ca 1845 m. 26 Jul 1805 Hannah Philip TETER & Susannah HINKLE parents of both brides. Bill URL-http://homepages/

Jennifer Nordyke Thu Apr 24 09:07:04 1997

I am looking for information on Philip WALKER who was born in 1808 in Virginia, maybe in Hardy County, but I do know that he eventually ended up in Hardy County in Wardensville. He was married to Francis Elizabeth SHEETZ and they had eight children: Henry H., Magdalene, Elizabeth, Amanda, Nathaniel, Lorenzo, Philip W., and William J. Henry H. is my great-great-great grandfather who was born in 1829. Also I would like information on Henry H.'s children: Amanda, Philip J.J., Lorenzo Macker, Frank, Virgina C., James H.F., Angus M., Mary Susan, Rachel Nannie. I think all the children were born in Wardensville. I am also related to the STROSNIDERS from Hardy County and I would like more information on them.

Mel Halterman Mon Apr 21 17:29:03 1997

I'm looking for any information on Moses Marcellus SEE of Hardy Co ,WV (town of Mathias). I have no idea of a birth date but he died around 1951 to 1953 at a hospital in Winchester, Va. He was married twice, both wives names were Ida (my grandmother was Ida MARK SEE). His fathers name may have been Leonard SEE. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Carol Sun Apr 20 05:05:23 1997

I am trying to find out any information about a Garret TETER who was married to a Nancy KUYKENDALL. They were married in Sutton (?) . This is my grandfather and grandmother. We are trying to find out what we can. Submit references to myself, or I will be going back to Maine in another week but will be checking as soon as I get connected up there. Thank you.

Carol, Sutton is in Braxton Co. WV, I'm posting your query in the Barbour County queries too. Look on the Barbour County Genealogy queries page -- I think you will find help there. Margaret.

Janice Gerdts Wed Apr 16 19:54:20 1997

Seeking information on Hugh HARTLEY, evidently wound up in Hardy Co when formed from Hampshire Co. First found in Hampshire on 1782 Census and tax records. Found to be in Hardy 1787 - prob. 1785, and in East Dist. in 1797. Same as Hugh in Greene Co, TN by 1806?

John M. Price Sun Apr 13 08:22:37 1997

Seeking info re: Richard TENNANT and Peter HAUT for the period 1760-1775 when they were on the South Branch of the Potomac.

Jerry Jones Sat Apr 12 22:19:12 1997

Abraham CONSTABLE was born 7-April-1814 in Hardy Co., Virginia he married Elizabeth CLINE \ KLIEN 6-Feb.-1838 probably Hardy Co., Virginia. Abraham and Elizabeth moved to Mercer Co., Missouri in the fall of 1844. Abraham died 1-Jan-1898 and Elizabeth 6-Dec-1894 and both are buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lindley Township, Mercer Co., Missouri. There children are Almira, Phoebe, Manerva, Miranda, Lehy, Salem, Anna, Nancy, and Lewis. In the 1840 census of Hardy Co., Virginia, Abraham CONSTABLE was living just 3 houses from Annanias CONSTABLE. Annanias also moved to Mercer Co., Missouri about the same time that Abraham did. I have the obituary for Abraham CONSTABLE and the personal history of Annanias out the Mercer Co., Missouri history book . No connection can be made between the two. Annanias CONSTABLE was born in 1788 in Maryland and married 1# Cathern Tewalt who died in Hardy Co., Virginia in 1825. By this first marriage he had William 1809, Elizabeth 1815 and Lewis N. 1823. He married 2# Ann Gochenour and had Regina 1829. Annanias died in 1852 and is buried at the Old Moscow Cemetery, Morgan Township, Mercer Co., Missouri. Is Abraham the son of Annanias? Jerry Jones 1805 335th Lane, Earlham, Iowa 50072

Sandy Dunavan Mon Apr 7 13:24:35 1997

Seeking information on the family of Benjamin WHEELER, who married Rachel HARRIS around 1800. In 1803 they lived in Hardy Co., where their son Benjamin WHEELER, Jr. was born. Rachel died around 1812. Sandy

Diane Sat Apr 5 08:14:04 1997

Looking for all WOLFORDs in the county. They are probably descended from JOHN WOLFORD, rev war vet, born in PA (1754) and died in Randolph County, 1840. His children are Jacob, Abraham, Anna, John Jemima and Martin.

Diane, Please look at the query from Dawn Amos dated Jan 14. She thinks her Wolfords may have an Abraham... Can you share with her? Margaret.

Steve Charter Fri Apr 4 08:34:23 1997

Looking for marriage of Joseph Bradford and Elizabeth ? circa 1800-1806 in Hampshire County area (Hardy County?).

Paul Diles Tue Apr 1 17:25:43 1997

In the 1810 tax list of Hardy county was the name of Richard DIAL. Would like information of this family to verify family records.

Karen King Scales Sat Mar 29 18:58:21 1997

Interested in BRINK family of Hardy Co. prior to 1800. Especially Samuel and/or Hybert BRINK who removed to KY.

Chuck Swanson Sat Mar 29 09:01:35 1997

Am seeking information on Hiram W. WILSON. He was born about 1825. He married Catherine ELSEY (ELSY or ELZY)(b.1814) on June 10, 1846 by Rev. Benjamin Stickley (United Brethren). His children were Ann V. (b.1847), Samuel (b.1849), Henry E.(b.1851), Jacob Edmond (b.1853- d.2/10/1855), Isaac (b.1856), John W. (b.1859) Catherine had sister Margaret ELSY (b.1812) living with them in 1860 and sister Dorothy (ELSY) RAY living next door along with her mother Cecilia ELSY. I believe Hiram was the son of William and Barbary WILSON. Hiram owned property in Hardy (now Grant) Co. He is listed in the 1850 and 1860 census but then disappears. The rest of the family moved to Coshocton Co., Ohio in 1849.
Later still, 2 brothers Adam C. and Charles W. WILSON moved to Marion Co., Iowa. Hiram does not show in either place. Any idea where these people went would be appreciated.

Phyllis Gentry Fri Mar 28 21:12:18 1997

Looking for info. on Malinda NEFF-MCKINLEY b. 25 May 1806 in Hardy Co., Father was George NEFF, who was her Mother? She married William MCKINLEY c. 1826 in Pickaway Co., OH, he was b. 13 Jan 1805 in Hardy Co., Father was Alexander, Mother was Mary WILSON who are their parents.

Mary E. Hitt Thu Mar 27 07:18:33 1997

Re: HARRIS, George and Nancy, ca. 1770s. This couple are the parents of Barbara HARRIS FITZWATER (b. abt. 1796, d. 1868 Tucker Co.), who was married to John FITZWATER. This family is shown in Randolph County in 1850 and in Tucker County in the 1860 census. Barbara's death certificate states: "Parents: George & Nancy HARRIS, born in Hardy Co., VA/WV." In 1860, an 80 year old woman named Sarah HARRIS was residing with them. I have not seen the original census microfilm and therefore do not know Sarah's relationship to Barbara HARRIS. I have a hunch that this George HARRIS is a brother of Simeon HARRIS. I would like to hear from any others who are researching the HARRIS family in Hardy County or elsewhere. Thank you. Mary Hitt, Murrysville, PA

Susan Fortenberry Wed, Mar 26, 1997 23:33:30

Need info on : Thomas BOWMAN and his wife Jane RHOADS BOWMAN both born ~1769 near the South Branch of the Potomac River which could now be in Pendleton/Hardy/Grant or Hampshire Co.s WV.
Possible father for Thomas: Charles BO(W)MAN who served in Capt. Michael Cresap's militia company in Dunmore's War-1774, militia probably raised in now Hampshire or Hardy Co.s WV. Also, Charles BOWMAN listed on Tax List 1782 reported by Michael Cresap, probably now also Hardy or Hampshire Co.s WV. A Thomas BOWMAN listed on 1787 Tax List for Berkely Co. VA, could now be Berkley/Morgan Co. WV. Thomas and Jane's son Charles BOWMAN b~1797 VA/WV married Catherine COCHRAN (daughter of Zackquill and Drusilla MORGAN COCHRAN) on 23 May 1816 in Tyler Co. VA, could now be Tyler/Wetzel Co. WV. Thomas and son(s) were boat builders in Wheeling, now Ohio Co. WV in 181? to late 1820's. Other children of Thomas and Jane BOWMAN:

Thomas & Jane, Charles & Catherine BOWMAN famlies moved to Vermillion Co. Indiana in 1828, probably along with several inter-related families :MORGAN, COCHRAN, PRICKETT. Children of Charles and Catherine Cochran BOWMAN: Children of Moses and Nancy MILLER BOWMAN: Bowman family of possible German descent, could possibly have been Brethren then later Methodists. Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing from lots of cousins! :) Happy ancestor hunting,

Carolyn Arbogast Tue Mar 25 03:30:54 1997

Looking for DELAWDER, DELAUDER, DELATER information. Looking for someone who knows something about the ANCESTORIAL DELAWDER CEMETERY on the Upper Cove Road, in Mathias, Hardy Co., WV. Has anyone done work on headstone readings in this cemetery ? Or perhaps has a book with the readings listed in it ? Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Wanda Brewer Mon Mar 25 09:29:49 1997

My family line goes from Jesse WHETSEL in Hardy Co WVa in the early 1800's. They moved from there to Washington Co. TN, ILL and then to TX. Will exchange any information. Wanda Brewer 308 Paloma Winters, TX 915-754-5313 or

Michael S. Wilson Mon Mar 24 15:09:08 1997

Looking for any family tree or ancestral information on Lott Welton WILSON of Hardy County, born August 20, 1896 died February 22, 1986, married Ruth G. WILKINS.

Tracy Hunter Mon Mar 24 20:59:30 1997

My gggf's name was David Sites HUNTER. He was born in Rockingham Co., > Va. in 1812. On a marriage certificate he lists his parents as Isaac HUNTER > and Sarah SITES. From > this point on the trail gets really cold. I can't find anything about Isaac > HUNTER in the area of > Harrisonburg (Rockingham Co.) except that there's a marriage of Isaac HUNTER > to Elizabeth KYGER > (Kiger) in October of 1812. My gggf was born in June. Did Sarah die in > childbirth? If so, he sure > remarried fast enough. > > I've tried to approach this from the SITES side and the only SITES that I can > find that would be old > enough to have a twenty (approx) year old daughter in June of 1812 would be > George SITES of > Rockingham Co., but I can't find any info on his children. > There are SITES from WVA. Maybe Isaac and Sarah settled in WVA counties around Rockingham.

Gary E. Tucker Thu Mar 20 10:41:12 1997

I am descended from John TUCKER (ca. 1776-1858) and wife Elizabeth (dau. of Joseph WALKER). Joseph WALKER was Revolutionary War veteran/pensioner, serving from Chester County, PA. The Tuckers married in Hardy County in 1803 and lived on a 130-acre parcel of Joseph Walker farm near Greenland Gap. Want to correspond with other researchers of these families.

Gary E. Tucker Thu Mar 20 10:55:15 1997

George SHELL/SCHELL (ca. 1760-1839) is said to have came to the US from Germany before or during the Revolutionary War. He paid taxes in 1786 on 100 acres on Little Mountain, near Greenland Gap, Hardy County, where he raised his family. His wife may have been a DELAPLANE. Would like to correspond with other Schell family researchers.

Jennifer Pidgeon Thu Mar 20 11:18:52 1997

Seek info on Isaac KUYKENDALL & Mary Catherine MONGOLD of Hardy County area. Born in mid 1800's. Known children are Adam 1876-1969, Michael 1881-1966, Ernest 1893-1963, John, George, Sarah SMITH 1886-, Margaret HELMICK 1888-1967. Snail mail to:Jennifer Pidgeon PO Box 1215 Middlebury VT 05753.

Janice Yankowski Thu Mar 20 11:18:52 1997

I am researching my family history and seek any information, records, or references that might be available on the OLDAKER family. I am particularly interested in references to Henry Oldaker, Sr. (born 1708) husband to Elinor BORDEN; Abraham OLDAKER (born 1740) and married to Hestor (HARRIS or ROMINE?); Abraham (born 1776) and married to Betsy GARRETT. However, any information, military references, records of ANY OLDAKERS, help and guidance would be most appreciated! Janice (Oldaker) Yankowski, e-mail:

Monte Buzzard Fri Mar 14 20:52:01 1997

Seeking to exchange information with anyone researching the following surnames: BUZZARD, ALT AND AULT. Monte Buzzard <>

Lorraine Mannix Wed Mar 12 11:57:59 1997

John NEALE m Presbyterian church Philadelphia. Pa. June 21 1744 to Elizabeth McNEALUS. They went to Hardy Co ca 1750, had several children. A descendant wrote a brief history of John and Elizabeth.

Julie McNeal ThompsonTue Mar 11 11:30:14 1997

I'm looking for the names of the children of John McNEAL I. He emigrated from Scotland and settled in Hardy County, VA about 1744. He was married to Elizabeth McNEVINS. Apparently they had several children, the oldest of which was John McNEAL II, I'm not interested in him, just his siblings. Thank you for any information you can provide. Regards,

Frank L. Bruno Tue Mar 11 1997 19:23:41
I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth BOYD, b. 1805 in Hardy, Virginia. She married Isaac Hiram ARNOLD on April 24, 1826 in Hardy, Virginia. Would appreciate any information available. Thank you..!!

Steve Cunningham Mon Mar 10 1997
I am trying to find the location of the burial site for Seymour CONGER, an officer in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. He was killed at the battle of Moorefield. Any help that you could give me would be deeply appreciated. Thanks. Steve Cunningham, Charleston, WV

Faye Byers Sun Mar 2 1997 16:18:11
I am interested in finding about the RADABAUGH and LAYMAN families any help would be appreciated. Adam RADABAUGH Sr, a son of Henry served in the Revolutionary War from Pennsylvania after which he migrated to and settled near Moorefield in what is now Hardy Co Wv. father of George etc. George had a son named Adam, Henry's fathers name may have been Adam also. Faye Byers, RT 6 Box 531, Buckhannon WV.

Jim Mason Thu Feb 27 1997 00:38:05
I am searching for info on the Jacob POWELL family and the Solomon GROVES family. Solomons son Isaac M. was a justice of the peace in the early to mid 1800's in Hardy Co. Thanks. Jim Mason e-mail:

Wilma Scott Sun Feb 23 1997 16:58:19
Hi, I am researching George BISHOP d. 1839, Hardy Cy, m. Elizabeth, had 10 children. Any matches? Wilma Scott.

Barb Johnson Thu Feb 20 11:47:13 1997
I am looking for anything on the CLAYPOOL family who settled in Hardy Co. James CLAYPOOL, b. 1701, came to Hardy Co, the LOST CREEK AREA? around 1755. He had a large family. His wife was named Jane. The infomation I have says he died Oct 1789, perhaps by Indians at the burning of a fort he had built at Mathias. Does anyone know the CLAYPOOL family, or can give me information on location of the Lost Creek area and Mathias. My line comes from his son John CLAYPOOL.

Sue Beach Thu Feb 20 13:31:16 1997
Need information on the family of Joseph RHEUBLE and his wife, Louisa SHERMAN. I know they had at least one son, Joseph W. RHEUBLE who was born in Moorfield, Hardy Co., WVa on Oct 19, 1905. Any information on the RHEUBLE or SHERMAN families would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Ken Boetzer Wed Feb 19 1997
William BARR b.15 Jan 1847 m. Sarah F. WISE b. 18 Feb 1849 on March 3, 1866. Served as soldier in Capt. Jack Adams Cav. Co 23rd Regt of Virginia Cav. I am trying to gather info on both William BARR (son of Hugh BARR & Elizabeth ARNOLD), his wife Sarah and his mother Elizabeth. Any suggestions?

Katherine Ray Tue Feb 18 18:03:22 1997
Seeking info on the PARSONS Family of the South Branch of the Potomac and Cheat River VA/WV. Thomas and Parthenia (BALDWIN/BOYLDWIN) PARSONS. Earliest proven land record is dated 1753 when Thomas was named executor of the will for one Daniel Richardson. Thomas owned land which later was separated by the division of Hardy and Hampshire County WV. Known children: Isaac PARSONS who married Mary Ellender GREGG, Baldwin PARSONS who married Rachel PARK/PARKS, Arness PARSONS who married William WELTON, Prudence PARSONS who married Robert CUNNINGHAM, Thomas Jr. who married Mary Ann RENNICK-Hannah THOMAS-Alsia MILES, an alleged daughter that has not been proven is Elizabeth who was the widow of Dr. Henry HEINZMAN/HINDSMAN.
I am the Parsons Family Association Historian, for the Parsons Family of the South Branch of the Potomac and Cheat River VA/WV. Katherine Ray, 1703 36th St, Parkersburg WV 26104. Our 90th family reunion will be held 16-AUG-1997 at the Horse Shoe Run Park, Tucker Co WV. Thank you.

Diana Taylor Tue Feb 18 18:03:22 1997
Searching for information on DELAUGHTER - DELAWDER - DELAUDER - DELATTER - DELATER - All information is appreciated.

Garry L. McLaughlin Mon Feb 17 14:56:21 1997

Who was Samuel BAKER, Sr. and Jr.? Hardy County Will Bk 1, Page 66, April 11, 1791. The Will of Hugh HUGHES names Wife Susan, Children: William, James, Hugh, Jonathan, Evan, Mary and Hannah; and Granddaughter Hannah and a Mary Frazer. What ever happened to Hugh, Jr, and Evan? One of the daughters married John FRAZER, which one? Witnesses to the Will were, Thomas LITTLE, Samuel BAKER, Sr., Samuel BAKER, Jr. and John FRAZER. Was Samuel BAKER, Sr. a brother to Susan HUGHES or just a neighbor? Any information pertaining to this family please contact me. I have quite a bit of information about James' line down and including the present. James was my 5th great grandfather. Garry L. McLaughlin, Satsuma, Florida.

Garry L. McLaughlin Sat Feb 15 16:44:28 1997

I am researching the STEWARD family. The father of the family was James STEWARD, his wife's first name is alleged to be Chloe, last name unknown. They had the following children: Jeremiah, Rezin, Charles, John, James, Van, Nancy, Chloe, Priscilla, Lucy, Sarah (MULLIN), Nellie (MUSGRAVE). Lucy STEWARD married Aaron HUGHES, son of James, son of Hugh HUGHES. James STEWARD had a brother Joseph STEWARD. The name STEWARD has been seen spelled with a "T" making it STEWART. I would like to make contact with anyone researching this family and looking for James STEWARD's progenitors and his wife's surname and her line. Aaron HUGHES was born in Hampshire County in 1769 before the forming of Hardy Co. br>

Beverley Wood Mon Feb 10 19:50:58 1997
I'm looking for information about the ULM (or WOOLAM) and NATHAN families. Jacob ULM b about 1710 in Germany m Maria Magdalena Boshaar; their children included 8 sons, and all fought for the British in the Revolution. Their son Mathias b 1747 in Hardy m Naomi (unknown); children, all born in Hardy: Edward b 1784, Samuel b 1785, John b 1788. Edward ULM married Sarah Catherine (Katy) NATHAN b 1788 in Hardy, daughter of Nicholas NATHAN b about 1740 Germany, d 1804 Hardy; reported to have been a Hessian soldier imported to fight for the British. Any info about the ULM/WOOLAM or the NATHAN families will be appreciated.

Wayne Greene Sun Feb 9 14:30:40 1997

Mordicai Strosnider is listed in the 1850 Hardy Co.,WV census living with wife Rachel and 5 children: Jacob, Sarah, Harriett, James & Joseph. Mordicai may have been the son of Isaac & Leah STROSNIDER. Isaac & Leah are also listed in the 1850 Hardy Co., WV census. These STROSNIDERs are related to the STROSNIDER family from Pennsylvania but I do not know how they are connected. I would enjoy hearing from anyone with information about this branch of the STROSNIDER family from Virginia.

Thomas Liby Wed Feb 5 21:13:30 1997

Mahala JUDY (1 Mar 1816 Hardy Co. WV - 17 Feb 1895 Allen Co. OH) m. 13 Jul 1839 Abraham DETRICK, son of John DETRICK and Elizabeth BEERY. Alternate spelling of Mahala's surname is TSCHUDI. Who are Mahala's parents?

Mary K. Lewis Sun Feb 2 1997
I believe that Samuel K. LEWIS and Martha DAY or AULT were married in Hardy, County, West Virginia some time during the 1850's. They had a son, John born in Hardy County, we believe. I also believe that Samuel K. was the son of Nicholas and Susan LEWIS but cannot prove this. Samuel K. was born in July 29, 1835 (the family Bible just says West Virginia. There is some controversery over Martha's maiden name, some of the family say she was Martha DAY and some say Martha AULT. I have been told that her family died when she was about 15 and she married Samuel K. soon after that. Her birthdate is May 23, 1840--their son, John is May 28, 1858. I would appreciate any information on this family or help where to search, Thank you. Mary K. Lewis,

Joan Lutz Sat Feb 1 22:22:05 1997

MATTHIAS in Hardy Co. Would like more info on Barbara MATHIAS (m George HOSHOR abt 1800) and her father JOHN MATTHIAS and his father MATTHEW MATHIAS. Have copies of wills and

Mary Louise Gossum Thu Jan 30 08:07:26 1997
The will of Christian WISE was proved in Hardy Co. in 1816. Known children John; Lydia who married George WILKINS; Barbara who married Thomas STONE and moved to Licking Co., OH; Frederick (my line) who married Elizabeth KETNER and died in Hardy Co. 1825. Any help appreciated. Mary Louise

Erik Puffenberger Tue Jan 28 12:50:30 1997
Searching for information on the SIMON family of Hardy County, WV. Specifically, I am interested in the families of Michael and Catharine (SIMON) SIMON who were married 3 Oct 1822 in Hardy County.

Michael's father was George SIMON and Catharine's father was Christian SIMON (m. Barbara _____). Michael was born ca. 1797 while Catharine was born ca. 1801. Does anyone have knowledge of this family? How are Michael and Catharine related? Any information would be much appreciated...

Erik, In my family database this SIMON family:
George SIMON (will dated 4 Nov 1804) m. Mary REGER d/o Antoni RUEGER and Catharine SHOOK. Their son: Christian SIMON b. bef. 29 Nov 1802 m. Barbara ROHRBACH d/o Johann Reinhart ROHRBACH and Barbara REGER. Christian and Barbara's children: Christian, George Abraham, Jacob R. Adam, Magdalene, Barbara and Catherine.
The will (Hardy Co. 4 Nov 1804) of George SIMON shows he also had a son George but I don't have any information on a spouse. Could your Catharine and Michael be cousins? I have more on this family. Margaret C. Lew

Michael M. Foreman Mon Jan 27 18:59:15 1997
Is there any material available to show if the earliest settlers in Hardy County were Quakers? Is there any evidence that the EVANS family coming circa 1790-1800 were Quakers? Thanks. Michael M. Foreman, Winchester, VA.

Don Silvius Thu Jan 23 10:31:53 1997
Am seeking information on the parents of Nimrod SEE (18 Jun 1824 - 8 Feb 1894) whom I believe was born in Hardy County. He is buried in Timberville, VA. Nimrod may be the son of George SEE (who also had a brother named Nimrod). He married Margaret SHERMAN (1 Oct 1827 - 21 Nov 1915). Would also like any information on the parents of Margaret. Among their children was Asenith Virginia SEE, who married George Washington CAMPBELL in Shenandoah County, VA. Also searching for family of Frederick MOWERY who married Elizabeth ROSENBERGER, they lived in Shenandoah County,VA in late 1700's. Possibly brothers of Frederick lived in Hardy County.

Hal Phillips Wed Jan 22 10:12:37 1997
Sarah "Sallie" Lee SHOBE b. 10 Nov 1878, Moorefield, WV md 10 Oct 1897 Harmon Heiner BORROR b 16 Mar 1872, Franklin, WV. I am interested in contacting anyone with information on this family. I am also interested in any SHOBE information in VA,WV or the USA as well as descendants of SHOBE. Have much information to share. Thanks.

Martha Valentine Tue Jan 21 09:48:07 1997
I am looking for information on a Charles B. DARLING. I know he lived and died in Kanawha County in the 1920s. I was married to his son Leroy Morgan DARLING. He also had two other sons, Charles Henry and Robert, and a daughter Louise. He was married to Anna GRAHAM of Belmont, WV. I have not been able to find anything on this particular DARLING and his ancestors. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. I know a lot of Darlings come from Hardy County and wonder if, perhaps, my father-in-law did.

Glenda Thompson Mon Jan 20 17:57:18 1997
Looking for Miranda/Marion Andrew BYRNE born c 1820 Hardy Co.WV & was in Greene Co.PA by 1860 census & died 1894, md to Sarah JOHNSON, when?? She was born 1835 WV & died 1913 Greene Co. Their youngest child was my grandfather, Stephen Leslie Byrne who md. Serena Ellen McFarland. Need help on my BYRNE.

Julie Baliva Sun Jan 19 20:04:06 1997
I am looking for records for a BEDINGER line. I have death dates for Joseph H 30 May 1871 Hardy Co. I would like marriage or birth dates or any other information on him. Also his wife Margaret, (don't know maiden name) died Dec 1866 Hardy Co. would like any other information on her. Also Josephs parents Christopher BEDINGER possibly died 28 July 1824 and his wife Mary SANDERS died 1838 both Hardy County. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can Be. Thanks a lot!

Dawn Amos Tue Jan 14 18:18:37 1997
WOLFORD -- According to his death certificate, Calvin WOLFORD was born in Dry Fork, Randolph, WV, Oct 24, 1858. His father's first name is unknown, his mother was Caroline HILL. Family lore says that his mother's sister, Mary HILL, married his father's brother, Thomas WOLFORD. Caroline, Calvin, Mary and Thomas are all found in the Harrison Co., OH, 1860, census. Calvin's father is not there. Further information indicates that the WOLFORD family may have been in Hardy Co. prior to Calvin's birth. Thomas' and Mr. X's father's name may have been Abraham. Any information on the WOLFORD family in Hardy Co would be appreciated. Obviously, I'd like to know the name of Calvin's father (my gr-gr grandfather), marriage of Caroline and Mr. X, parentage and siblings in the WOLFORD clan, anything about the HILL family. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.

Margaret C. Lew Sun Jan 12 18:17:00 1997
Seeking information on the LORENTZ family: John LORENS is shown on the property tax list for Hardy County, 1800, with one tithable and one horse. On Hampshire Co. VA tax lists of 1782 and 1784 John LORRENTZ is shown with household of 12 and later 10 persons. Is this the same John? Who were his children? Is he connected with my 3ggrandfather Jacob LORENTZ (b.1776 PA d. 1866 Upshur Co. WV)? Jacob emigrated from the South Branch to (now) Upshur Co. WV c. 1800. Thank you, Margaret.

Richard A. Facemire Sat Jan 11 13:55:41 1997
Seeking information on the THRASHER family who lived in Hampshire and Hardy Counties in late 1700's and 1800's. Also seeking information on CRITES family.

Rose Ann Mockler Fri Jan 10 11:20:50 1997
We are looking for info about Henry Harrison HARPER, born in Hardy County in 1812. He married Annisinia SMITHERMAN, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (???) SMITHERMAN, Oct. 03,1833. Henry's parents were Leonard HARPER and Deliah (???). They moved at some time to Wood County W.VA. Any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks,

Hal Phillips Thu Jan 9 1997 14:51:27
I am looking for information on the family of Margaret MC WHORTER b 1820 Probably Hardy Co md Leonard Shobe WARD 19 Oct 1837. He was born 1817 probably Hardy Co. I have 8 children for the marriage. Desire information on parents of Margaret and on descendants. Have information on Leonard's ancestors to share. Researching: PHILLIPS, EVERLY, SHOBE (SCHAUB), DALL, MCNARY, THORNILEY, FULTON, CHIPPS, HOWELL, HOLLAND, HOFFMAN, BUNGE, Thanks

Kathryn Gavan Wed Jan 8 16:33:08 1997
I am seeking any information and especially the parents of Edward RUSH, born 1856 in WV and raised by Wm. H.and Hannah SHORES. Edward married 1st. Mariett KITZMILLER and had 4 children, George Lee RUSH, 2 girls, and a son, my grandfather, James Thomas RUSH, born 1880 in Mineral Co. WV. Edward married 2nd, Lavinna UMSTATD and had 3 more children, George, Victoria and a son. Edward died in 1926 in Cumberland Md. and is buried in Romney in the local cemetery.Please email if you have ever heard of this RUSH family. Thanks.

Bill J. Carroll Wed Jan 8 16:53:20 1997
Am interested in learning the names of the parents of Samuel W. CARROLL born December 1, 1817 in Greenbrier County, W. Va. died April 8, 1909 in Hartford, Kansas. Married Elizabeth SEXTON, who died Nov. 19, 1847, 9 days after the birth of Charles Wesley.

Gay Edens Carrigan Sat Jan 4 17:13:57 1997
Looking for information of John & Sarah SHEPPARD of Patterson Creek, in Hardy Co. (John's Will probate 1802, Hardy.) Questions: Where were John & Sarah prior to Hardy Co .? What is Sarah's maiden name? Who were their parents? My ancestor, their son Jonathan, m. Martha C. Martha said to have been a WILSON, and their first child born in Massachusetts. Where are John & Sarah SHEPPARD's sons William & Samuel, and dau Ann/Nancy after 1810?

Mary Lewis Fri Jan 3 20:57:16 1997
I am researching the Samuel K. LEWIS family. I first found this family in the Hardy County 1860 Census. I am trying to find the parents of Samuel K. LEWIS. Samuel married Martha AULT or Martha DAY--there is some discrepancy in her last name. They had a son John who was born in Hardy County and a daughter Emma born there too. I would like to know the marriage date and birth dates of this family. Mary Lewis

Howard Crose Thu Jan 2 23:18:41 1997
Researching the CROSE (CROSS) (CROOSE) family, Christian CROSE D.1830 in now Grant Co., Wv. on Patterson Creek., understand family cemetery is still at old home place, although homeplace was burned down during the Civil War. Also researching Stephen ROSS of Hampshire Co., now Grant Co., he married Elizabeth CROSE dau. of Christian. Any and all information needed, willing to share what I have. Christian's son Michael removed to Bourbon Co., Ky 1780 married Mary ROSS., Stephen ROSS and wife Elizabeth CROSE removed to Ross Co., Oh.

Mike Bartles Thu Jan 2 14:35:22 1997
I am looking for information on WILLIAMS descendants. In particular, I need info on Ezekial WILLIAMS. He was in Kentucky from 1795 - 1805, then moved on to Missouri. Prior to settling in Missouri he was a fur trapper and mountain man. He had numerous dealings with William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame. He married a Margaret THORNTON and had one known son, Samuel E WILLIAMS in1796. Samuel had 10 children in Kentucky and Missouri. Ezekial WILLIAMS claimed relation to Vincent WILLIAMS, Isaac WILLIAMS, and William Sherley (Old Bill) WILLIAMS, though the relationship was never explained. All info on this line stops in Kentucky, with ties to North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia. Any information, seemingly related or not, would be of great assistance.

Mel Halterman Wed Jan 1 17:07:09 1997
I'm looking for any information about my great-grandmother Emma LIPSCOMB NICHOLSON, my grand-mother Ida Mark NICHOLSON SEE and my grand-father Moses Marcellus SEE. I would assume a time period to be around the mid to late 1800's. I would also be interested in any information regarding the ancestry of Albert Grant HALTERMAN Sr. I believe he may have passed away in the last few years.

Laura Miller Tue 31 Dec 1996 11:02:49

I'm looking for info on Andrew PARKE.
Birth 11 Nov 1709 Death 18 Mar 1790 Hampshire, VA.
Father: John PARKE Birth:Abt 1690, Hexham, Northunberland, England Death:Aft 1731, Hopewell Twp.,Hunterdon, New Jersey
Mother:Sarah SMITH Birth:28 Sept 1695 Yorkshire, England Death:Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon, New Jersey

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