Old Hardy County Queries

Michael M. Foreman Mon Dec 30 19:02:17 1996
Hardy County Query: The 1810 Census for Hardy County shows the names of Peter EVANS and John EVANS. Can anyone tell me of their relationship, the names of their wives and the names of their children? Were they related to Abraham EVANS and Benjamin EVANS? Thanks. Michael M. Foreman at Winchester, VA Dec. 30, 1996

Ben McDaniel Tue Dec 24 09:00:42 1996
Looking for any information on a Joseph HARNESS (d. 1868) who lived in Hardy Co. He had at least one daughter, Mary Virginia (b. 1847 d. 1926).

Peter Darling Sun Dec 1 23:00:39 1996
We are looking for the cemetary that contains a William DARLING Sr. born 1730(in Hampshire or Fairfax county) He died in Hardy Co. Nov 1786; also searching for land grants to his farm there from the English Crown or birth registar of his 3 children born in Hardy Co.

Jeff Radcliffe Sun Dec 1 13:27:56 1996
RADCLIFF - Edward born in VA. May have come to Illinois in 1797 with a group of settlers known as the Badgley Colony. Wife: Mary (surname unknown). Known children: Simon, Charles, Michael & Rebecca.

Shannon K. Williams Fri Nov 29 22:23:33 1996
I am researching the OURS family. Marcelleus OURS b. 10/13/1874 is the son of James and Rebecca OURS-no dates for them or maiden name for Rebecca. Any help would be appreciated!

Shannon K. Williams Fri Nov 29 22:30:58 1996
I am looking into the MONGOLD family. Elizabeth V. MONGOLD was born in Petersburg, W.Va. on 3/16/1884. Her parents were Jacob MONGOLD of Hardy County and Martha Jane MONGOLD. I need dates and maiden names for these ancestors. Also, Jacob MONGOLD's parents were Nathan MONGOLD and Susan RIDENOUR - I need dates for them also. Thanks and please e-mail me with any info!

Michael M. Foreman Thu Nov 28 18:49:31 1996
I am seeking information on the KESSEL Family that came to Hardy County circa 1782, although family tradition says they came as early as 1748. First tax record gives name of Michael Kessel in 1784. (Name was spelled KEZOIL). Where did this Michael Kessel come from? Who were his parents? KESSEL is a prominent Dutch-Flemish name. Were they Dutch?
I am also seeking information on Benjamin EVANS who came to Hardy County circa 1800. He married Priscilla BOSLEY and they settled at Greenland Gap, now in Grant County. They had one son Abraham and family tradition says they also had a son Jacob and a son Edward, who was known as NED. 1850 census of Hardy Co gives Benjamin's birth state as PA. Who were his parents? I have much information on the KESSELS who came after Michael and on the descendants of the EVANS who came after Benjamin and will gladly share. I also have all of the published histories on Hardy County and will look up information for you and send via Internet. I do not have Census records. Mike Foreman, a proud descendant of the Kessels and Evans! Contact at E-Mail address or write to 330 Beechcroft Road, Winchester, VA 22601.

Mary D. Wood Sat Nov 23 14:51:50 1996
I am seeking information about the parents of my gr-grandfather Hezekiah LITTLE. Hinshaw's lists his parents as Hezekiah and Delilah LITTLE. He was born in Hardy Co. WVA in 1832 and I found a Hezekiah LITTLE and wife, Delilah with several children in the 1850 census, but, no son Hezekiah. I believe that these are his parents. Does anyone have any information on Hezekiah and Delilah LITTLE. Who were their parents and what was Delilah's maiden name? Thanks.

Robert C. Sollars Fri Nov 15 18:20:26 1996
SOLLARS: I wish to exchange information with anyone remotely interested in this name. Thomas Sollars (1782VA-aft.1870) was a rock mason. He had a tavern in Hardy Co., VA (WV) in 1805 which he built himself and I understand it is still in part standing to this day. It was on an old stage road. He served in the War of 1812, raised a large family, one son being William Rutledge Sollars. Thomas, it is believed lived out his life in Mineral Co., WV. As I understand he was in the 1870 Census living in the home of his son, Andrew Sollars in Mineral Co. Thomas' father was William Sollars, who I believe moved to Ross Co., Ohio in 1799/1800.

Michael M. Foreman Sat Nov 16 07:00:04 1996
I am seeking information on the EVANS family that arrived in County circa 1800 and settled at GREENLAND GAP, which is now located in Grant County. First settler was a Benjamin EVANS and on the 1850 census his birth state is given as PA. Who was this Benjamin EVANS and who were his parents and who were his children? Abraham and Edward EVANS appear on census by 1840. Were they chilren of Benjamin? I have much information on Benjamin EVANS, born 1843 to Edward (Ned) EVANS and who served in Union Army from 1861- 1865 and was in 7th WV Infantry. This Benjamin married Frances KESSEL and I have information on the Kessels also. Will share all I have and need more on their ancestors.

Leona Mattei Sat Nov 9 14:13:50 1996
I am looking for information about the SHOEMAKER Family of Hardy Co. William SHOEMAKER married Ida HINES in 1838 at Lost River. Their son Levi was my great great grandfather. They moved to Monogalia Co. c.1840. Who were their parents? Thank-you

Kevin Ritchie Thu Nov 7 11:22:34 1996
Information request on the following relatives: BLACKBURN - Elizabeth (b. 1725 pb: Ulster Ireland d: 2 SEPT 1806 pd: Trout Run, Hardy Co. W.Va) Spouse: WILSON- William (b: 16 Nov 1722 pb: Ireland died: 12 JUN 1801 pd: Trout Run, Hardy Co. W. Va)

Robert R Shobe Mon 4 Nov 1996 20:11:42
Looking for information on Rachel WELTON born probably in Hardy Co., probably died in Osage Co.,Missouri She was married to Solomon SHOBE who was born in Hardy Co., 04 Jan 1793 and died in Osage Co.,Missouri in 1844. Especially interested in identifying her parents.

Robert J. Blake Wed Oct 23 22:14:03 1996
Looking for the parents of Nicholas LEWIS (b. 11 Jun 1803 in VA, d. 12 Jun 1882 in Muncie, IN) and Susan KIMBLE (b.ca. 1801). They were married 15 Apr 1824 in Pendleton County, WV. they lived many years in Hardy County and raised seven or so children there before migrating to Indiana.

Sharon Rowe Sun Oct 20 16:17:28 1996
I am looking for information on Thomas ROWE, who died in Wayne Co. in the mid 1800's. Thomas was married to Theodosia PLYMALE/ (various sp.) in 1809 in VA. I have some information but am interested in his death date and perhaps a will. Thomas had a brother named Joseph (Joel) ROWE that married Theodosia's sister Elizabeth (Betsy) PLYMALE/PLIMALL/PLIMEL etc. I have information to share, for anyone connected.

Candice Becknell Wed Oct 12:30:49 1996
I am looking for the STONEBREAKER family of Hardy County. Peter STONEBREAKER his son Isaiah who married Ellen WILSON. Please e- mail.

Paul D. Frazier Sat Sep 21 07:34:30 1996
I am looking for information on the Peter SHIELDS family which came to Hardy County after the Revolutionary War. I understand that Peter married Elizabeth SINGLETON. Can anyone tell me about the SINGLETON and SHIELDS families?

D. Bollschweiler Sat Sep 21 13:54:05 1996
Looking for information on Christina STUMP born 22 Oct 1784 in Moorefield, WV. She married Nathan PERRILLI 25 mar 1806 in MD. Her parents are Leonard STUMP of Hampshire County, VA and Elizabeth Catherine SEE of Augusta, WV.

Collinsworth Tue Sep 17 11:11:59 1996
I am looking for any COLLINSWORTH around 1810 and back. Please e-mail me. Thank you.

Norman Collier Mon Sep 16 22:59:42 1996
Seeking information on Joseph S. COLLIER,b.1801 unknown, died Taylor County 5/14/1872. Married Drusilla PARSONS b. 1812 in Hardy County, died 1883 in Taylor County,WV. Also seeking information on Joseph's father John COLLIER b. Abt 1780 d.??? place unknown; Married Mary ???? Collier b. Abt 1785 both from Pennsylvania according to Joseph's Death Certificate Taylor County Court House. Decendents are well documented after Joseph. All lived in Taylor County,WV in Grafton,WV in the annexed town of Fettermen.

Ruth LamTheta Mon Sep 2 21:36:01 1996
In 1817 John BOUCHER m. Margaret (Rachel) SHOOK/SHUCK in IL. My information is that she was the daughter of Solomon SHOOK/SHUCK, and that she was a native of Hardy Co., WV. Her parents were either German or French, depending on which of my sources may be correct. John and Rachel were my g.g.g.grandparents, and I would like to establish parentage for Margaret (Rachel) SHOOK/ SHUCK (both parents) and also their parentage and actual country of origin. Any clues? Thanks!

Bud Montgomery Thu Aug 29 18:30:30 1996
I am looking for the following people who lived in Hardy Co. about 1795 to 1830. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Bud Montgomery

Kate Shue Wed Aug 7 19:52:24 1996
Can anybody tell me who HARDY County was named after and maybe where he/she/they came from? I have several HARDY lines and am interested in finding out if there is any connection. Thanks.

Richard Sleeman Thu Jul 2518:51:36 1996
Looking for SLEEMANS, WILSONS, HILDERBRANDS and FATKINS. Any help is appreciated.

Ted Stout Thu Jul 25 18:54:10 1996
My wife's great grandfather Isaac Wolverton REDMAN was born 23 Oct, 1826 in Hardy County. He was in Greene Co. PA by 1852 where he married Nancy JONES. He served in Co. B 7th WV Union and was wounded at the seige of Petersburg. After the war, Isaac's first wife died and he married Cynthia Ellen WILSON, daughter of Jacob WILSON of Greene Co, PA and widow of Oliver KEENER. Isaac and Cynthia lived in Ohio and in Parkersburg, WV before moving to a homestead in Wright Co, MO about 1885 where they lived the rest of their lives. Isaac had a brother named John C. M. REDMAN who wrote from Knox Co., IL in 1888. He had a brother Jesse REDMAN born in VA in 1805 who lived in Chillicothe, OH. A sister Ann SPEALMAN born 1815 who lived in Cumberland Co., MD. His mother was named Ruth PARKER and according to Isaac's death certificate, Ruth was born in Paris. Isaac's death certificate says his father was named Jesse REDMAN, but I have not found any older Jesse REDMAN in any records except a tax record in the 1830's which could have been his brother Jesse. Isaac was supposed to be at least 1/2 American Indian. One cousin has heard he was Cherokee. The earlier REDMANs in Hardy County records were listed as "free colored" which was a designation used for Indians as well as African Americans in those days. Who was Isaac's father? What was his ancestry? We have a picture of him and he was definitely non- caucasian with a dark complexion, but his pension file says he had hazel eyes. Ted Stout

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