Jackson County, West Virginia Genealogy Queries

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Robert L Skidmore Fri Jan 23 1998

The Jackson County "Past and Present" on page 344 notes that William Kennison Oldham was a "Captain in the Union Army during the Civil War serving the 141st Regiment of the 22nd Brigade, 5th Division of the Virginia Militia." I can find no record of these units. Can anyone assist me?

Scott BeaneSun Jan 11 1998

My grandfathers name was Opha Monroe PARSONS. He was from Jackson County, I don"t know exactly where. His fathers name was Charlie. He also had a sister by the name of Mildred, at least several brothers 1) Ohto, 2) Boyd. He married my grandmother in approx 1920. Her name was Ida Fane or Phane. grandpa died in 1965 in Nitro, and grandma in 1975. Is there anyone outthere that can give me anything from great grandpa Charlie back. like his father and mother and any other offsprings. thank you. Scott Beane

George WetzelThu Jan 08 1998

I am tracing some of the WETZEL's of WV and found a D.D.WETZEL residing in Jackson Co. during the 1860 census. I am looking for Dennis D. b. abt. 1831, the son of Jacob WETZEL and Eve SMITH. I know of seven children but suspect that there are more as I am missing several years between children. The children that I have are: Lewis S. (1824); Rebecca J. (1835); George Jackson (1837); Margaret M. (1839); Jefferson P. (1842); and Albert Robert L. (1848). According to a newspaper article, son Lewis is quoted as saying that Jacob's father was George who fought in 1812 War, and that he was related to Lewis WETZEL of frontier fame. (I have not been able to confirm this in any fashion)

I would greatly appreciate any information you can give me in my search. George Wetzel

Janet Lundy Sat Jan 03 1998

Jackson County Clay Mining Accident

I am looking for information on James M. LUNDY. He was born in PA, and married Clara "Cora" Adeline ANDERSON on 28 April 1887 in Jackson Co., WV. His first child, Samuel Curtis LUNDY was born in Jackson Co. James was killed 13 Feb 1890, apparently in a clay mining accident along the Ohio River, but no one in my family knows exactly where. I'm stuck for information. Does anyone have any ideas on where to look, of know of any clay mines in WV? Any help would be appreciated.

Janet Lundy, jllmhr@mnsinc.com, 4417-D Sprenkle Ln, Richmond, VA 23228

Amy FasnachtWed Dec 31 1997

I am looking for information on Otto PATTERSON born in Ripley and moved to McDonaldsville, OH, probably born in the late 1800s.

Amy Fasnacht, 15740 Shady Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Lesley Shockey Tue Dec 30 1997

WRIGHT, Benjamin (1755-1829) and his descendants

Looking for information on all of descendants of Benjamin WRIGHT and Sarah CASTO. Benjamin and Sarah moved to what is now the Cottageville area of Jackson County between 1799 and 1802 where Benjamin built a water powered mill on land that he received from his mother, Sarah YARD WRIGHT PROVANCE, in her will of 1796. This mill was used not only to grind grain but also able to saw logs floated down Mill Creek to the site of the mill.

I am searching for all descendents of Benjamin and Sarch in hopes of creating a more complete history of one of the earliest families to settle in the area that is now Jackson County.

Some of the family names besides WRIGHT, include EVANS, BIBBEE, SHIVELY, LONG, BROWN, PICKENS, HARPOLD, WARD, BEAT(T)Y, PRATT and REED. These are just a few of the surnames and I will welcome any information on these or other surnames that are linked to the descendents of Benjamin WRIGHT.

Information can be sent to my email address or to my postal address at Rt. 2 Box 36-A, Sandyville, WV 25275

Jared Lee Mon Dec 29 1997

MCLAUGHLIN (or sometimes spelled MCGLOTHLEM, MCGLOTHLIN,...). Seeking info on the parents of my great great grandmother, Margaret Cora Alice MCLAUGHLIN. Grandma Maggie was born 30 Oct 1861 in Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV. I believe I've found her birth certificate and it states her parents to be Lewis MCLAUGHLIN and Mary Jane LEWIS. Maggie married on 19 May 1887 (place unknown) to George Washington ELLIOTT. Maggie died 3 Aug 1932 in Shinglehouse, Potter Co., PA. Maggie's father, Lewis MCLAUGHLIN, was born in Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV. No further info known.

Any help would be appreciated. Snail mail is: Maureen Lee, 420 Nebraska St., Wayne, NE 68787. Thank you in advance!

Kara McWilliams Mon Dec 29 1997

SMITH, Isaac

I'm seeking info on the siblings/ parents of Isaac SMITH who served in Co. E 7 WV Cav. I descend from his dau Lucinda Jane SMITH who m. Thomas BOGGS 12 JUL 1873. . He was the son of James BOGGS and Sarah Ann GOOD all of Jackson Co.

Isaac and Phoebe SMITH are found in the 1880 Jackson Co. Census: Isaac 50, Phoebe 43, Emma E. 16, William A. 15, Mary F. 12, Samuel C. 2, Joseph 3/12 Feb. 1880

Thank you for your help. Kara McWilliams

Thomas Hannen Fri Dec 26

I'm looking for information on a Wilber H. and Mae (STONE) TURNER. They had a daughter born Aug. 14,1892. Her name was Nellie Mae. On the record Wilber H. was listed as W.H. and occupation was listed as a miner. I believe there was 6 children. Della & Stella (twins), Mamie, Nellie, Oscur & Otto (twins).I have hit the famous brick wall and would be very greatful any help at all.

My snail mail address is Thomas Hannen, RD# 1 Box 161 -P, Weirton, Wv. 26062

Larry Conner Wed Dec 24 1997

I am trying to obtain information on Theodore Simpson CONNER of Jackson County, WV. The son of Joseph CONNER, born 21 May 1829, from Marshall County and Nancy Jane MCCULLOUGH, married on 13 Aug 1860 in Wetzell County, WV. I believe they had five children: Theodore, John, James, Minnie and Livina.

Theodore Simpson CONNER married Mary "Mariah" BLACK (born c1863 and died c1943). Mary "Mariah" BLACK was the daughter of Robert A. BLACK and Catherine KERNS and is listed in both the 1870 and 1880 census. Mary "Mariah" married Greason Barnhart on 25 Nov 1888 in Jackson County. Mariah later married ____ WALTERS. She is buried in the Drift Run Cemetery with her last husband - WALTERS.

Theodore and Mariah "Mary" CONNER had at least two children, the oldest was Nancy "Catherine" Jane, born c1884, who married Alvan W. "Bar" MCCAULEY on 5 Dec 1901 in Jackson County. Both are buried in the Drift Run Cemetery, Jackson County, WV.

Theodore Simpson CONNER died before Homer Worthington CONNER was born, 18 Mar 1886, so Mariah "Mary" (BLACK) CONNER lived with her parents for sometime. Thus, when Homer Worthington CONNER married Orena Jane HOUCHEN, born 16 Nov 1908 in Jackson County, they were married with the last name of BLACK, 1 Nov 1908, in Jackson County, WV.

They are listed in the 1920 census as H.W. and Orena CONNER and two sons R.C. (Rollie Connis) and C.R. (Clifford Ralph). They later moved from Jackson County to Mineral Wells, Wood County, WV, where several of their grandchildren still live. "Connis" CONNER married first Euliah E. WAYBRIGHT and after her death Dora May HARTER. "Cliff" CONNER married Beulah Viola POSTEN.

Larry J. Conner, 5046 Spring Branch Blvd., Dumfries, VA 22026-3003

Robert Wolf Thu Dec 18 1997

WOLF, Ernest George (1894-1952) Born 7/11/1894 in Jackson County, but "No Place Given" on birth certificate, Died in Mobile, AL, Summer, 1952. Father and mother were J.F. & Ida Wolf. Brother named Warren and sister Amy. Wolf Family moved to Fort Gay, WV some time after my father's birth.

Snail Mail: Robert A. Wolf, 599 Silverleaf Road, Zionville, NC 28698

Kara McWilliams Mon Dec 15 1997

I'm looking for the siblings/parents of KINSER, Valentine. He was born in Russell Co., VA c1805. He marrried Virginia Jane FARRELL in Jackson Co.

The two are found in the following census entry. Jackson Co., VA (now WV) 1850 Census, p. 212, Dwelling 336. Valentine 46, M Farmer b. VA, Virginia 30 F b. VA, Michael 10 M b. VA, Noah 8 M b. VA, Sarah 6 F b. VA, Elizabeth 4 F b. VA, Cecelia 2 F b. VA

Here's some additional info. on Michael... Michael Kinser b 16 APR 1837 in VA died 10 NOV 1916 in St. Cloud, Osceola Co., FL. He served in the KY 1st INF Compnay C., U.S.A. I've ordered his pension file from the NARA. The surname is spelled KENSER/KENZER, on his card.

He is found in the 1870 Mason Co., WV Census. He was living in Arbuckle Twp-194-196. The name was spelled Michael KINCER. He was age 30, born in VA, and a laborer. He was living with wife Mary E 20, Virginia S 3, Annie 2--There were no other Kinser/Kincer.

He is also found on the 1880 Mason Co., WV Census.

Thank you for your help. Kara McWilliams

Kara McWilliams Tue Dec 09 1997

BOGGS/ Wesley or Leslie bc 1870 Jackson Co., WV. I'm seeking info. on his siblings/ parents.

Rosa Boggs and Leslie Boggs were married 7 SEP 1901 in Nicholas Co. Rosa was born c1880 in Jackson Co.. She was the dau of Thomas Boggs and Lucinda Jane Smith

Leslie or Wesley Boggs, as it appears on my grandfather's delayed birth certificate, was dead by 1910. Rosa is found in in the Nicholas Co. Census in dwelling 21. She is married to George W. Blankenship, son of Alfred and Mary Blankenship. Living with them is my grandfather, listed as Haymond Blankenship (should be Haymond Boggs) and Oscar Blankenship (I believe this should be William Roscoe, who is listed on the 1920 Census as a Boggs).

Thank you for your help. I hope someone out there has info. to share.

Kara Boggs McWilliams

Kara McWilliams Mon Dec 08 1997

BOGGS, James W. and GOOD, Sarah Ann

I'm looking for the county of birth, parents, and siblings of James W. Boggs. He was bc 1820 in VA. He married Sarah Ann Good in 1845 in Jackson Co., (W)VA.

He is found in the 1870 Mason Co. Census (Cooper Township) 93-93 James W. Boggs 41 VA, Sarah 45 VA, Thomas 26 VA, Elizabeth 21 VA, John 19 VA, Edith 17 VA, James 15 VA, Pleasant 13 VA, Mary 12 VA, Malinda 9 VA, Pleasant 9/12 WVA

His widow is found in the 1880 Jackson Co. Census (Union District) U004 Sarah A. Boggs (Widow) 65 Keeping house WV OH VA, Malinda (Single) 22 Dau WV WV VA, Pleasant (Single) 26 Son WV WV VA, Sofrona RHODES Gr-Dau WV WV WV.

Thank you for your help. Kara Boggs McWilliams

Scott Kennedy Wed Dec 03 1997

Jeptha MCGEE

Jeptha MCGEE was born on July 22, 1815 and died Jan. 12, 1859. He is buried in an overgrown unkept cemetery in Sandyville in Jackson Co. MCGEE married Elizabeth KNOTTS of Preston Co., PA. Any information about Jeptha and his ancestry would be greatly appreciated. Scott

Elbin & Helen Kinser Sun Nov 30 1997

I am trying to find any reference to my grandparents who came from that area. Their names were Sylvester Kinser, DOB: 1874. Matilda Stewart, DOB: 1871. Married 1896.

My parents were Rex Kinser, DOB: Oct. 24, 1902, Mother: Mary Jane Casto, DOB June 29, 1906.

Any reference of this will be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Elbin

Ernie Lasley Sat Nov 22 1997

Job COOPER: Disappeared without a trace!

Job COOPER, listed on some census records as a shoemaker from Virginia, was born in 1823. On March 5, 1846, he married Catharine SIMONS in Morgan county, Ohio. She was born in 1821 in Virginia.

In the 1850 census record for Enoch township, Monroe county, Ohio, his name was spelled Jobe COOPER. They had two children, Valentine COOPER, age 4, and Henry COOPER, age 1.

In the 1860 census for Enoch township, Noble (formerly Monroe) county, Ohio, Job and Catharine had 6 children: Valentine, age 12; Henry J, age 10; Marilla, age 9; Emily, age 7; Samuel D, age 6; and Mary E, age 3.

On August 27, 1864, Job enlisted in Company G, 176th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a waggoner. The record shows he was mustered out at Camp Chase.

The 1870 census record for Enoch township, Noble county, shows Catharine COOPER with 5 of the children. Job is not listed! The child not listed is Valentine, who was married to Jane Ellen HART on March 4, 1869, and is living in a separate household in Noble county.

By 1880, Valentine, Marilla, and Samuel have moved to Jackson county, West Virginia. I can find no trace of Job, Catharine, Henry J, or Emily. Mary E may have moved to Iowa, but I have not confirmed this. Valentine and Jane lived in Jackson county, and had 4 children. Marilla married Thomas BALIS in Jackson county, and had at least one child. Samuel David COOPER, my great grandfather, married Sarah BUCHANNON on July 17, 1877 in Jackson county.

I am seeking the following information: Who were the parents of Job COOPER and Catharine SIMONS? Where was JOB after 1864? When did he die and where is he buried? Where did Catharine, Henry, Emily, and Mary go after 1870?

Please respond to Connie Cooper Lasley, e-mail elasley@comsource.net Snail mail: Connie Lasley RR# 3 Box 136A Owensville, IN 47665

Pat Ross Tue Nov 11 1997

I am researching Surnames of MCPEEK (my parents:Clinton W. & Juanita Kathleen Harrow McPeek) also HARROW, SEALS and WHITE mainly graves are at Ravenswood Cemetery .Juanita k. McPeek was graduate of Ravenswood High School,raised at Neptune and worked at Ravenswood House Hotel in 1941, Married Clinton McPeek in April 12,1942, they are the parents of 2 daughters-Fannie Wright and Patricia Ross. Parents of Juanita are John Manleth Harrow Sr, and Mable Mae White Harrow. they had 3 children Juanita being the oldest then John Manleth Harrow and Eugene Franklin Harrow, John Manleth Harrow resides at Cortland ,Ohio and owns Harrow's Silver and Such at 4747 State Rt.5, Eugene Franklin lives on Hilda Drive Warren, Ohio. John has 2 sons John Joe Harrow and Mark Harrow. Eugene Harrow has 2 girls,Cindy and Darlyn Harrow both now marries. I am Pat Ross, daughter of Juanita and Clinton McPeek and have 3 children, Kitty D. McPeek Stalnaker , a school teacher of 2nd grade at Coolville, Ohio. Patrick McPeek m. to Jennifer Lorraine Wilson and they have one daughter, Haley Morgan mcPeek age 7. One son unmarried-Gale E. RIGHTER, Jr. Air force reserves and electrician-served tour in Germany and Turkey. Parents of Clinton McPeek are Henderson Castle and Ruby Lillian SEALS MCPEEK, buried at Sunset Memory Gardens,Parkersburg,WV. Would like any info on ancesters not at Ravenswood Cemetary. Pat Ross other E mail address is Ross-Hibbs@Juno.Com

Patricia Boggs Gretka Sat Oct 4 1997

I am looking for my grandfathers family:Albert Madison BOGGS, born in Jackson County 5/5/1880, married to Gracen Jane ANKRIM. Sisters of Albert are :Sarah, Claria, and 2 brothers, names unknown.

Kathy Daily Sat Sep 27 1997


Just recently found a picture of Lena PARSONS in my WOLF family bible and do not know who she is or how she is related. My great grandfather was Charles Parsons WOLF who married Sarah BOSWELL. It looks like it was taken in later 1800s or very early 1900s. Any ideas?

Contact Kathy Daily Nicejuice@aol.com

Ann Spencer Sat Sep 27 1997

According to his obituary in 1942, Aras B. REEDY was buried in the family cemetery in Jackson Co. by Bartlett's mortuary. Does anyone know where that cemetery is? Or if Bartlett's records are available anywhere? He taught school in Jackson Co. for 50 yrs, I've been told. Is there a way to confirm that?

Steve Richardson Sun Sep 28 1997

We are looking for the birth record and parents of our great grandfather, Rufus F. DARBY. His reply to the 1900 Federal census in Muncie, Indiana listed Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia as his birth place. He said he was thirty years old, leaving 1870 as his birth year. Any help you can be would be appreciated, as we are stuck for resource materials.

Nancy Story Adkins Sun Sep 21 1997

Looking for descendants and information on Francis STORY and his wife Elizabeth INGRAM STORY who married in 1785 in Greenbrier Co. then was in area of Jackson Co. later with 2 sons and 2 daughters One of the sons was named William STORY. I would appreciate any help. Thank you very much. Sincerely,

Nancy Story Adkins at kabaybruce@zoomnet.net

Norma Groth Fri Sep 19 1997

HARMON, WIKLE, RICHARDS. Henry HARMON*Abt 1775 in Pa. D:21oct 1854 Preble Co. Ohio Married abt. 1800 maybe Kanawha Co. Mary WIKLE *abt 1777 in Pa. or W. VA. D:bef 1810 in Kanawha Co. He had five children. One son Frederick HARMON *26 Dec 1805 Kanawha Co. D: 24 Aug 1891 in Jay Co. Ind. Marr. Mary Elisabeth RICHARDS 4 Jan 1855 Preble Co. Ohio. Any help on these people would be appreciated.

Fay Kummer Wed Sep 17 1997


Looking for anyone researching any of the following names. Solomon Spencer (SS) BOYER, b. 1844 in Green County, PA, but married and lived in Jackson County, WV. He was a Civil War vet, married Mary DURST, Elizabeth GRAHAM, Malinda REYNOLDS, and Hannah Mason WHITT. Also, Abraham J. (AJ) BOYER, born ca1817 in Westmoreland County, PA. Was a Civil War Vet and married Margaret (last name unknown) and possibly Lutecia (last name unknown). He lived in Vinton Co., OH and Jackson Co., WV..

Doris Reid Sun Sep 7 1997

America V. BUTCHER, b. Feb 1845, d. 6-15-1865, m. Nicholas Lee CASTO, b. 1844, d. 1918 (her parents were Andrew and Rachel BUTCHER). America's and Nicholas' children were: Mona Virginia b. 1873, infant May 1876 died, infant 6-30-1878 died, infant 1881 died, and Nettie Dale b. May 1869.

Need missing dates (or corrections on what I have). Was she married more than once? Nicholas later married Marilla CASTO and both were in their 60's. Any information on Marilla is badly needed also. Thanks,

Merry ANne Pierson Thu Sep 4 1997

Seeking information on the John B. White family, especially his parnets and siblings. John B. WHITE was born 1784-88 in VA. Married Susannah ( Susan)M. POUNDS from Beaver Co, PA. Lived in Beaver CO, PA for abt 30 yrs. Owned property in Jackson county amting to abt 690 acres.

Deeds list several purchaser's who divided the land, including his son John Jackson WHITE, Sil Samuel PEARSON/PIERSON, Thomas J BIRCH. These people all related closely to me. Known children of John B WHITE and Susannah POUNDS: Sarah A WHITE, John Jackson WHITE, first married Elizabeth ALEXANDER, d/o Stephen ALEXANDER, then Nancy SNODGRASS of Meigs CO,. James S WHITE, of Meigs CO, William D WHITE of Jackson Co, Ethel Linda WHITE, maybe several others..

John and Susannah moved to Meigs county abt 1858. I am aware of descendants of Peregrine WHITE, of the MAYFLOWER being in Harrison and Lewis counties as well as Jackson county during this time frame. ANY HELP greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance, Merry Anne

B.K. Melvin Tue Sep 2 1997


Am seeking ancestors of the following persons or any information -

  • Andrew Johnson WALKER, b. 2-27-1852 Ohio
  • Susan Melissa FISHER, b. 8-21-1852 WV
  • William Jabel DEWEESE, b. 3-31-1837 WV
  • Ruth A. PARSONS, b. 11-21-1839
  • William WALKER
  • Phroney Alice BAILEY
  • James Rley JOHNSON, b. 2-20-1834 KY
  • Pricey Jane GIBSON, b. 7-10-1859 VA

    All are believed to have died and been buried in Jackson Co. Possibly Roane Co also. Any information via e-mail greatly appreciated! These are all my 2nd great-grandparetns and my family history dead-ends with them..

    C Warack Sat Aug 30 1997

    Looking for people researching and information on the family of George Washington SMITH (ca. 1825 - 1902), a farmer in Duncan, WV. He married Rebecka MARTIN and had several children: Robert Henry, George, Sarah O?, Susan, Martha, Walsom, Ralph, and Martin Van Buren. Looking for ancestors and descendants..

    Ta mara Hunt Kisor Mon Aug 25 1997

    I am looking for for Matilda CLARKSON dob ?? daughter of William CLARKSON and Harriett CLARKSON. She married Clark WESTFALL in Roane Co in Oct.14,1860. Need all available info on the CLARKSON family. Would like to share info. on the WESTFALL/HUNT families in this area..

    Tamara Hunt Kisor 2960 County Road 120 South Point, Ohio 45680

    Bonnie Tidd Miller Tue Aug 26 1997

    TIDD, Charles T. and A.C. listed in 1860 Jackson Co census. Who were their parents? Were they of OH or VA?

    Bonnie Tidd Miller 2807 Rockingham Dr Austin, TX 78704-4618

    Traci Rayburn Werner Tue Aug 26 1997

    I am looking for the burial site of Henry Rayburn, circa 1840. The only info I have for burial is "Parchment Valley, Jackson County, WV." If anyone knows cemeteries in Parchmet Valley which would have older burials, please contact me. If you know Henry's burial site, please send me the specifics. He was: Henry Rayburn, b. 1747, Augusta Cty., VA; d. circa 1840, Jackson Cty, WV. Thanks!

    Traci Rayburn Werner 10708 Morada Drive Orange, CA 92869 phone = 714/639-5208

    K. WILLIAMS Thu Aug 21 1997

    Re: REED, Columbus Monroe and his wife Rosetta LEWIS.My Grandparents lived all their lives in Jackson Co. and I beleive on Dog Fork. They raised 9 children: Gladys, Bertha, Zeke. Beulah, Mildred,Berdie , Roy ,Glen, and Karmit.

    His Birth:Mar.3-1876 Died Jun.5 1955

    Her Birth: Jul.16-1876 Died; Jun.6 1959 Married: Nov.2 1898.

    His Father was Frank REED and Mother was Barbare HARRISON.. Thank You , Kathryn

    Alice Rogers Mon Aug 18 1997
    Looking for any information re; Ancel "Yance" BOWEN and his wife Susan HARRIS. They were in Roane County in 1880. I can find nothing on either of these lines. Ancel Bowen's mother was possibly named Margaret.

    Amy Coco Tue Aug 12 1997

    GRANT: Looking for any information on Frederick GRANT or his parents. Frederick GRANT was born in Jackson County in 1888. He later moved to Stark County, Ohio and married Christie Hannah WILDING. Frederick's father was apparently a baptist minister in Jackson County.

    K. Williams Sat Aug 16 1997

    My Grandfather was COUUMBUS MONROE REED and his wife was ROSETTA(LEWIS) REED . They resided on Dog Fork all of their lives. Grandpa's Father was Frank REED and his Mother was Barbara HARRISON. They have family buried in Emma Chapel Cemetary on Rt 34 and Rock Spring Cemetary. this is about all I can seemto find out about them. They had 9 children and 3 of them are still living, one of which is my Mother. Would like more information. Sure would like som,e help. Sincerely Kathryn

    Ellen Cantley Pauley Fri Aug 8 1997

    I am seeking information on the origin of the FLOWERS family. My great-great-great grandfather, Thomas FLOWERS came to Warth's bottom from New Jersey about 1800. He is said to be the first recorded landowner on Cow Run, near Angerona, near Ripley. I have no information regarding the FLOWERS family before they came to Jackson County. I will gladly share the information that I do have..

    Ellen Cantley Pauley 114 Brook Road, So. Charleston, WV 25309

    Jeff Harbrecht Jul 29 1997

    Looking for the Conrad SEITZ family. I think they were in Jackson County, WV in 1880. They later relocated to Meigs County, Ohio. Conrad married Barbara OHLINGER c. 1865. Thanks, Jeff

    W. A. Davis Jul 27 1997

    Looking for any information on John Waker DAVIS my ggrandfather who lived in Cottageville, Jackson Co. in 1875and maybe before and after. My grandfather Joseph Edward DAVIS was born in Cottageville 10 Jan 1875. I believe my ggrandmother was Mary Rose JOHNSON so any info would also be appreciated.

    W. A. Davis, !033 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517

    Thomas Jackson Jul 7 1997

    I am searching for the ancestors of my g-great grandfather, Harry Robert Jackson, born 12/17/1869, probably in W.Va., died 10/29/1931. He married Lula Mae Mobley, born at Marshall, W.Va. Lula Mae died 3/4/1959 at Selenville, Ohio..

    Son, Harry Ronald born 10/25/1896 at McMechan, W.Va. Married Theresa Frank, 7/23/1916, at Wheeling, W.Va. Harrry Ronald's siblings were; Lula Mae, Lyle Stanley, and Norman..

    Colleen A. Gormley Jul 6 1997

    Looking for any information on: Descendants of Samuel CARLIN/Jane CHILDS 1853 - present; IRE>ENG>VA/WV USA

    1..Samuel CARLIN b: 1814 in Ireland;d: 28 October 1887 +Jane CHILDS b: 1824 in Ireland; d: 09 June 1888

    2..James CARLIN b: 09 February 1845 in England;d: 06 March 1895 +Matilda ??? b: Abt. 1845 in OH; d: Unknown

    2..John CARLIN b: 13 September 1846 in County Durham, England;d: 24 September 1924 + Rebecca WOLF b: 05 June 1847 in Point Pleasant, Jackson County, VA;m: 21 November 1868 in Jackson County, VA d: 10 March 1919 in Carbondale, Athens County, OH

    2..Sarah CARLIN b: 08 August 1848 in England;d: 11 September 1934 2..Frances A. CARLIN b: 08 June 1850 in England; d: 15 November 1907

    2..Margaret CARLIN b: 01 June 1851 in England;d: 26 April 1912

    2..Elizabeth CARLIN b: 25 September 1853 in England;d: 17 October 1853

    2..Samuel CARLIN I b: 20 September 1855 in PA;d: 24 July 1864

    2..William Robert CARLIN I b: 16 September 1857;d: 06 August 1858

    2..William Robert CARLIN II b: 25 October 1859 in VA;d: 03 February 1919

    2..Hannah CARLIN b: 31 August 1862;d: 24 June 1944

    2..Thomas Henry CARLIN b: 04 December 1864;d: 31 December 1947

    2..Samuel CARLIN II b: 17 March 1866;d: 25 December 1931

    Family emigrated to US between September 1853 and September 1855. They were known to be in Mason Co., WV prior to the Civil War.

    Merry ANne Pierson Sat Jun 28 1997

    This technically isn't a genealogy query, but I'm looking for copies of the Jackson county census 1850, 60 70 80. If anyone has copies they no longer use, I'd be happy to purchase them. Much of my tracing of family is back and forth between Jackson and Meigs county OH.

    Any help greatly appreciated. Would even consider paying someone to photocopy them from microfilm.

    Beth Wilson Sun Jun 29 1997
    Seeking descendents of William & Sophronia GARDNER who lived in Jackson County circa 1845 to 1870's. Their children who also lived in Jackson County for a time; Francis & Frances (Gardner) SMITH, William & Louisa (Smith) GARDNER, Henry & Sarah (Gardner) COLEMAN, Henry & Lucinda (Gardner) BOLLA, and Rodney and Nancy (Holleran)

    Tim Daugherty Fri Jun 13 1997

    DAUGHERTY/WALKER. Seeking info. on (Daniel)Webster WALKER who married Eva E. DAUGHERTY circa 1900. They had a large family and named all children with names starting with "O". They lived in Jackson Co. circa 1900-1930's(?). They were both born in Putnam County circa 1870-1880.

    My snailmail address is: Tim L. Daugherty 106 Linwood Drive Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Donna Smith Vaughn Thu Jun 5 1997

    Seeking info on NOONANS & SMITHS,Jackson Co.Portland,WV.or Wayne Co. Ceredo, Kenova areas. John James "Jack" NOONAN m:Ella S.McCARTY had issue: Cleveland Heirn NOONAN, b:c1884, Mary Florence NOONAN, B :Portland, Jackson Co.WV, c1893 m:Ira Eugene SMITH c1917, Portland or Ceredo area., Arthur NOONAN, John James NOONAN, Jr., Lottie NOONAN, m WICKLINE and: Cyrus SMITH,b:c1835, m:Hester RIDER/RYDER, issue:Ernest SMITH, Edward SMITH, Charles SMITH, George SMITH, Ira Eugene SMITH, b:c 1879, Jackson or Wayne Co.WV Thank you Donna Smith Vaughn,Riverside,CA

    MARY ROSS Thu Jun 5 1997
    My maiden name is OLDAKER. I'm searching for information on Albert Clayton OLDAKER. William OLDAKER and any infromation would be of great help. Snail mail address is: Mary Ross, 38070 Zsupan Hollow Road, Middleport OH 45760

    Christopher Dunn Tue Jun 3 1997

    I can't thank everyone enough who has helped me with sorting out the FOGLESONG Family of the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia. I am reposting my query to see if anyone can help me locate information on Catherine FOGLESONG, b. Sept 22, 1796 and her husband John Mayes (Mays). They were married in Bath County Virginia in January 1818. The marriage bond was issued on January 18, 1818 and the return was filed on January 23, 1818. The majority of Catherine's brothers and sisters moved in the 1820's to Mason County and Jackson County in what is West Virginia today. Catherine, also had a sister Elizabeth FOGLESONG who married Jacob Minich in Bath County, VA in April 1819. The marriage bond was issued on April 5, 1819. Her father George FOGLESONG consented for her, and her brother John FOGLESONG was a witness. I have been unable to locate information on them in Bath County or Mason. I have not really focused on Jackson County. Any information would be much appreciated. Sincerely, Christopher Dunn

    Christopher Dunn Thu May 29 1997

    I am researching the FOGLESONG Family of Virginia/West Virginia. Specifically, I am researching George and Mary (nee SWARTZ) FOGLESONG of Bath County Virginia and their children who moved to Greenbrier, Mason, and Jackson Counties. I have extensive information on George FOGLESONG, their son, and the majority of his brother's and sister's. However, I am missing information on John FOGLESONG who married Mary Fox in Bath County in 1819. A John FOGLESONG appears on the 1830 census in the same area as George his brother. Also, I am looking for information on James FOGLESONG who married Mary Woodell of Jackson County. They were married in 1836 in Mason. Any information regarding any FOGLESONG would be much appreciated. Thank you. Christopher Dunn

    Suellen Johnson Sun May18 1997

    Seeking Elijah HALL, wife Nancy, son Reuben HALL d. 1880. Thats all the info I have. I know that the family lived in Jackson Co and also Braston Co. but that's all I know. Family records were destroye in a fire and trying to reconstruct. Any info is appreciated.

    Sharon (WILCOX) HAWKINS Sun May 18 1997

    My father, James Homer WILCOX, was born 14 Oct 1902 near Crow Summit. His parents wereThomas Arthur WILCOX, b. ?, in Arnesville, OH (??), d. 1949 in Sandyville, and Mary "Molly" WEAS, b. 19 Mar 1862 Sandyville, d. 2 Nov 1907 Sandyville. Mary was the daughter of Ziba and Phoebe O. (?) WEAS. Thomas Arthur's parents were Thomas B. and Eunice (ANNTATMAN) DAVIS WILCOX. This is almost the total information we have on our WILCOX ancestory. Any nformation or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    We have a picture that lists also Charles, Stephen, and Jim, WILCOX, and Cora (WILCOX) SPICER, Suzannah (WILCOX) BLAKE, Willa (WILCOX) BEATTY, and Forest MATHENY. We assume they are cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.

    Cheryl Malo Thu May 15 1997

    Searching for the families of Sylvester COLEMAN b 1833, Jackson Co, married first to Nancy Marie JEFFRIES (i think), bc 1839, Putnam d of Elias and Catherine JEFFRIES.

    Sylvester is the son of Benjamin COLEMAN of Jackson Co. Apparently Nancy JEFFRIES died soon after the birth of my gggf Harvey Coleman, then Sylvester is next found in Clay Co, with new wife Christena COTTRELL.

    Benjamin COLEMAN may have had wives Sarah MCGLOTHIN and Mary GIBSON.

    I would like to correspond with anyone searching these families and am happy to share what I have! Aloha, Cheryl Malo

    Howard W. Burdett Wed May 14 1997

    I am looking to acquire any of the textbooks written by A.S. LEE for use at the Ripley Normal School around 1910-1920.

    JAMES BISH Sat May 10 1997

    James BISH looking for family history Edward BISH b.8-25-1885 d.6-10-1968 wife Lutitha Carrie CUMMINGHAM,son Harold BISH Harold may have children in the Pakersburg area.Have loads of data on the BISH Family Tree.

    Robert Skidmore Thu Mar 27 1997

    I would appreciate any information on the family lines of William OLDHAM, Eliza HOOVER,Elizabeth SMITH, and Mary Estella PIPER.

    Eliza Hoover OLDHAM was born on 1 Jan 1802 to John and Esther HOOVER. She married William OLDHAM in Pocahontas County circa 1824.

    I do not know William OLDHAM's antecedents. John and Eliza OLDHAM lived in Pocahontas County and had two children Nancy M (1825) and William K (24 Feb 1828). Following William's death in March 1828, Eliza HOOVER Oldham married William MORRISON and moved to Braxton County in 1829. The MORRISON family including the two OLDHAM children moved to Jackson County. In 1849 William K OLDHAM left his mother and stepfather's home and moved back to Pocahontas County where he had inherited land from his father William.

    William K. OLDHAM married Sarah KINNISON in Pocahontas County in 1855. Sarah died in 1859. William K. OLDHAM sold his Pocahontas County land and bought a farm in Jackson County. In 1861 William K married Elizabeth SMITH of Pocahontas County. William K and Elizabeth resided in Jackson County on William K's land. Elizabeth and William K had six children: Owen, Oley O, James, Odenna P, William T (6 October 1875) and Joseph S.

    William T OLDHAM married Mary Estella PIPER (born 1885) and moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia where William T jointly owned Parsons Sauders Department Store with his brother Odenna P. OLDHAM. Mary Estella PIPER's family lived for a while in Pittsburg, Pa. W.T., as he was known, eventually sold his share of the department store and opened a shoe store known as "Oldhams." William T and Mary had four children: May, Grace, Edith and Billy. They lived on Horner Avenue behind the Washington Irving High School.

    William T and Mary Estella OLDHAM were my maternal grandparents.

    Robin Davis Thu May 8 1997
    Researchig the surname SKEENS. Known location Jackson Cty WV. Any information would help. Also any connections to the surname BURDETTE. Thank you

    ron kiser Wed May 7 1997

    Looking for ancestors of Joseph A. BURDETTE and Mary Sally BEVERLIN, who married on 4-7-1887. They had 6 kids: Mike, Lealia, Ocie, Vannie, Fannie and Mont.

    Clark Blake Fri May 2 1997

    Searching for any descendants of John BIBBEE who have not contacted me earlier. He was b. 1736, MD (?), d. 1819, Meigs Co., OH. Children: William m. Debbie HUGHES, Susannah m.John HANNAMAN, John, JR.m. Elizabeth SPACTH, Rachel m. Jacob ELLSWORTH II, Isaac m. Cynthia LEE, Elizabeth m. Andrew FLESHER, Abraham, Rebecca m. John INGLES, Joseph m. Margaret PARSONS, Elijah m. Mary WRIGHT. Information needed on all descendants for soon-to-be-published book. Don't be left out!

    Bruce Woodyard Wed Apr 30 1997

    John WOODYARD: Looking for info on my ggf, listed in Jackson Co. census of 1840. Wife Sarah, maiden name unknown. John fought for south in 12th WVA Volunteer Inf (the WEST may be in error), migrated to Iowa after Civil War. Marriage date/place unknown birthplace unknown. Especially interested in tracing backwards from John, so info on siblings, parents etc would be helpful.

    Please email response to above address. Thanks.

    Deb Tester Wed Apr 23 1997

    I am looking for any information on my great grandfather and great grandmother - Marcelles WATKINS and Sadie MARTIN. We don't have a lot of information to go on hope someone can help us with possibly a birth date, marriage date and/or obituary records.

    Mike Bush Sat Apr 26 1997

    I am looking for information on the BUSH family all I have is my gr grandfather Samuel P. BUSH of Cottageville, he married Ida Louise LALLANCE of Meigs Co. Ohio. I believe he was: b) Nov. 04, 1852 ; m) Oct 21, 1875: and d) Nov. 28 1926 in Huntington. A son Wilmer G was born Feb. 5, 1877 in Cottageville. Thats all I have any leads or other help is appreciated.

    jean allread Fri Apr 25 1997

    Looking for information on Walter FRENCH born Jefferson Co 1792, possibly son of Samuel FRENCH, married Rachel BLUE and Lavinia BAILEY. Would appreciate any information. Thanks. jean

    R. Brenner Fri Apr 18 1997

    I'm looking for any information about a relative of mine by the name of Ike WESTFALL who lived in Ripley West.Va. sometime around the 1860's. From what I've been told Ike and his wife had two daughters by the name of Mary and Adele. Sometime shortly after the Civil War Ike died and his wife (who's maiden name might have been TIBLE) remarried. There were several children in the second marraige. The two WESTFALL girls, Mary and Adele, were sent to live with relatives in a small town in northwest Iowa.

    Karen Henderson Sat Apr 19 1997
    I am looking for information on the CRUISE family. James "Rush" Cruise was adopted by the FLEAK family of Wood County. I think that the CRUISE's were from Jackson County. He was born in 1868 and married Sarah BOSO in 1894. I think his mother was Mary Ann STERNSs. Is any information available on the CRUISE family in Jackson County, WV?

    Karen Stone Fri Apr 18 1997

    I am looking for the parents of James STONE who died in 1837 in Greene Co, PA. James married Barbara GARRISON and their son George STONE came to Jackson County in 1817. Son Elias STONE came to Jackson County in about 1839 and married Sarah MCKOWN in 1850 in Jackson County. I would be interested in any additional information about the McKOWNS, STONES and CASTOs that is not included in the books "Early Settlers and their Contributions to Jackson County and Its County Seat" and "Jackson County, West Virginia, Past and Present". Those two books were very useful, by the way.

    Paul Ramey Mon Apr 14 1997

    Looking for any info I can find on my g-gf George Washington RAMEY and wife Leah WARF. They were from Georgia. In 1860 they moved to Ripley, W. Va. Then George entered Confederate Army. In 1885 George and Leah and 11 of their 13 children went West for the free land. The above is all we know about them before they went West. We never found George's birth records or who his parents were.

    Paula Wiegand Mon Apr 14 1997

    Looking for William B. PRIDDY, son of William and Dianna/Oceena PRIDDY. He was born about 1843 in Mason Co., Va. On 24 November 1864 he married Mary A. McKELVEY, daughter of Eli and Mary McKELVEY, in Jackson Co., WV. Mary was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio.

    Also seeking marriage of their son William Edwin PRIDDY to Roberta Lee VANGORDON, born about 1871 in Jackson Co. If anyone has any Priddys or any information on the VanGordon name, please contact me.

    Stephe Campbell Tue Apr 15 1997

    MORRISON, Virgil Samual. I am trying to locate information on Mr. Morrison, my great grandfather. Married to Georgia Ellen CASTO. Prior's birth 8/7/1885(?). Latter's birth 8/17/1879(?). One of 3 children born in Elmwood, Mason County. Any help would be appreciated on either person.

    Gladys Patterson Lovrekovic Wed Apr 16 1997

    KNOPP, MEDIS, PAYNE, RICHNER, WOODS, Frozen Camp, Jackson Co., WV

    I have been working on our family tree for about a year, I have lots of photos of the Knopp family, none of the MEDIS family. Photos of David Wilson KNOPP (b.1849-Frozen Camp, WV) and wife, Elizabeth Payne KNOPP, (b.1851 VA), married July 1870. They had 8 children, Luther D., Benjamin Rufus, Alma (McCRAY), Alver Forest, Jesse Roscoe, Mary Forest (COX), and Ira J. KNOPP. His father was Giedon KNOPP, (b.1818 Meigs Co. ) wife Nancy STEWART, (b.1817 VA)

    Also have a home page, http://members.aol.com/Nlovrekovi/index.html More names I am researching listed on home page... Knopps starting 1725 with Peter KNOPP(b. Germantown, PA and Sophie Gaendling, I have less information on the MEDIS, John CALVIN, (b. 1843 prob. OH,) brother, Martin Luther MEDIS. John CALVIN married Catherine Ann RICHNER in 1853, moved to Frozne Camp, WV, had 8 children, Luther Wilbert, Harrison Delbert, Leonora Captola, Minnie Florence, Clara Alice, Hanna Grace, Juliet Medis KNOPP, Isaac Leslie Medis. The sons are not known to have married, but left the farm and may have had families we didn't know. My grandmother Juliet married Jesse KNOPP and kept track of her sisters. Married names, WOOLEY, WOOD, moved to Beaver Co. PA I would be glad to share any info. I have, or glad to receive any you might be able to add. Always looking for cousins. Thank you

    Erin Pence Sun Apr 13 1997

    Searching for information on J.T.HENRY 1838-1916, married to Martha JORDON 1840-1916. Married April 8, 1858. Had a daughter Susan, 1855-1895. Were members of the Zion Baptist Church on Crab Creek Road. Lived near the church. Susan was a Sunday School teacher at that church. She married Andrew Jackson FORTH, 1855-1932. May have moved to near Gallipolis, Ohio at some time. Any information appreciated. I think J.T. and Martha are buried at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery by the Zion Church in West Virginia. Thank You. Erin

    J. SMITH Fri Apr 11 1997

    I am looking for information on a "SMITH FAMILY History" book. James SMITH, English soldier, was wounded and captured at the battle of Bunker Hill.. James, stayed in America and settled in Rockbridge Co. Va. James' son Samuel SMITH moved to Mason Co. VA/WVA and married Jane EDWARDS. Samuel SMITH had six sons and three daughters, all in Mason Co. Children: Isaac, Ann, Joseph, Gideon, James, Samuel, Mary, Strother, and Jane. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    NADINE SCHROEDER Wed Apr 9 1997

    I am looking for the parents/siblings of Martha S. PARSONS bn: 1765 md: Isaiah [Issac] SHAMBLIN./CHAMBLIN Thank you so much for any help you can give.

    Clark Blake Tue Apr 8 1997

    Searching for parents of James W. BIBBEE, b. ca 1850, WV, listed as a Minister in 1880 census, Jackson Co., with wife, Mary M. BIBBEE, b. ca 1850, PA, and Children: Dora E. BIBBEE, b. ca 1872, WV and Allie E. BIBBEE, b. ca 1876, WV. Have large database on Bibbee family but cannot place this family.

    Susan Hurst Wed Apr 2 1997

    I am looking for a Henry Frye FISHER born in 1843-44 to John L. and Mary B. FISHER in Jackson Co, WVA. I would like more information on his parents and siblings. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Teresa Neaves Sun Mar 30 1997

    Seeking further information on A.D. NEVEUS (possibly NEAVES) listed in index to 1850 Virginia census for Jackson Co.

    Michael Anthony Mon Mar 17 1997

    Researching the family of James MCKINLEY (s/o Archibale & Sarah (?) MCKINLEY), my 2nd great grandfather. He was born abt. 1837. At the time of his marriage to Lucinda SMITH (d/o William & Elizabeth (?) SMITH) 26 Mar 1861 in Jackson Co., VA/WVA, he was listed as being from Meigs Co., OH.

    Especially interested in his parents and siblings. He had a sister, Mary Ann MCKINLEY, who married James Colman KIMES 17 Mar 1864 in Jackson Co., WVA.

    Donna Hedrick Mon Mar 17 1997

    I am looking for the birth dates of Emmett Alexander WINTER and Dorothy May CORBIN. They were born in Jackson county between 1860 and 1865.

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Mary Burchfield Sat Mar 15 1997

    I am looking for information on Hezehiah STOUT b 1815 m. Elizabeth. There were seven children..I have names of three : 1) Eleanor b 1835, Alfred b 1840, Marcellus b 1843. Need information on other children. Also looking for information on Nathan D, STOUT b. 1815 and Jonathan STOUT. All born and lived in or around Gilmer County. Hezihiah and his family moved to Jackson County about 1860-1864.

    Thank you for any help you might have to offer.

    John N. Smith Tue Mar 11 1997

    I am looking for a copy of the "SMITH FAMILY", a family book of the early Smith's of Mason and Jackson Counties. The family is that of Samuel SMITH, married to Jane EDWARDS, (of New York). SamueL was the son of James SMITH, of Rockbridge Co. VA. I would like to buy, beg, or borrow, so any help will be gratefully appreciated.

    Tamra Butler Wed Mar 5 1997

    Looking for children and parents of Joseph C. Harvey m. Rebecca WILSON Jan 19, 1818, Kanawha County....Joseph was born about 1790 whereabouts unknown...

    Rebecca WILSON born 1790 Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Va. Any and all information gratefully accepted.....I have a lot of information on

    Rebecca WILSON's mother's (Sarah Ann CHRISTIAN) line. Would be glad to share......

    Nadine Schroeder Wed Mar 5 1997

    Does anyone have any background information on Isaiah SHAMBLIN, father of Mary Elizabeth "Polly" SHAMBLIN who married Daniel Taylor CASTO? And when did the spelling change from CHAMBLIN to SHAMBLIN ? Thanks,

    Joe Rodney Ballengee Thu Feb 27 1997

    I am looking for information on the parents and siblings of Hiram Jefferson DAVIS. It was my understanding that he was born near Ripley, WV and moved to Talcott, WV after civil war. He fought for Confederacy.

    Pat Pleska Sun Feb 23 1997

    HICKLE, George is suppose to have married Mahiama MORRISON but I have not located a record for marriage. He was married in 1844 to Nancy OLDHAM in Braxton Co. WV/VA. and in the 1850 and 1870 Jackson Co. is listed with Nancy. I have not located him in the 1880 census. Any information will be appriciated.

    JACK V. BALDERSON Sun Feb 23 1997

    I am looking for info about my father, Virgil Louis BALDERSON, born in Jackson County on March 21, 1907. Also any info on my father's parents Carl BALDERSON and Sara PALMER. THANK YOU

    Pat Pleska Sun Feb 23 1997

    John DAVIS married Rebecca HALL in 1846, Jackson Co. Should have son Isaac/Isaiah DAVIS but cannot locate him. Have check some cemetary records for all deaths but not located. Checked various census records and only found Isaac DAVIS in Jackson 1870. Isaac/Isaiah is suppose to have married Marthena RHODES, but have not found that record. Marthena probably was his second wife, as she was not suppose to have been born until 1862. Any information on any of these will be appriciated.

    Pat Pleska Sun Feb 23 1997

    NICHOLAS/ NICHOLS, John Wesley born in Maine, but married Eliza Jane HICKLE in 1870. He could be son of John and Phebe NICHOLAS/ NICHOLS. he is listed in the 1870-1880 Jackson Co. Census and I would like to know if he was a land owner or if his father is listed in earlier census. Or if anyone has information on children of either of these marriages.

    Otmer Horn Tue Feb 18 1997

    Most of my family is burried in the old Horn cemetary in Jackson County. My grand-parents were Cleburn BRAXTON and Christina HORN. My great grand parents were James Edward and Elizabeth HORN. Other names in my geneology are Walter HORN, John HORN and other surnames are: GARNES, KNIGHTSTEP, PFOST, TACKETT, and McDOUGAL

    Any help will be appreciated.

    LUCY PIHL Sun Feb 16 1997

    I'm looking for info. on Edward B. HENDRICKS AND Mary E. WISE. Edward was born in Canden city, NJ. on March 23, 1851. Mary was born on Sept.18, 1855 in Jackson county, WV. They was married on May 13, 1871, in Jackson county, WV. They had 17 children. Mary die in Syracuse, Ohio on October 30, 1918. Edward died on July 13,1938 in Middleport, Ohio. Anyone with infor. on the family would be appricate.

    Jack Stewart Fri Feb 14 1997

    Seeking information on Charles (Little Charlie) STEWART, b. abt 1775 in Monongalia Co, sp. unknown, came to Jackson Co, about 1804, owned land in Parchment Valley. Children were William, Elisha and George (twins), John B., and Sarah. Have much info on ancestors after Charles, will provide same if interested.

    Carmen Halley Tue Feb 11 1997

    RUSSELL: I am trying to locate the parents of LEWIS RUSSELL b. 1824 in Ky., married to JANE MINTON JONES in 1858. They are in Jackson Co. census in 1870 & 1880, cannot find him previous to that. Their children were Laura, Marshall, Henderson, Matthew( my grandfather) & James. Any information about them prior to 1870 would be appreciated.

    Kim Policastro Tue Feb 11 1997

    Looking for descendents of Andrew S. Lee VARNER b 1841 in Lewis Co and Tennessee BEATY b 1855 in Wirt Co married in Jackson Co 25 September 1873. Their children were Harry E, Robert E Lee, Vena Blanche, Ethel and Mildred. On the 1870 census they also had adopted daughter Ollie M Sigler listed. Last one in the VARNER

    Ron Kiser Tue Feb 11 1997

    Looking for relatives of Mike BURDETTE who died in Kanawha Co. in 1964. I think he was originally from the Jckson Co. area. His sons names were Ezra and Avreal. Avreal was my father-in-law. He died in 1990. He told me he had Indian in his blood. I'm looking for paternal and maternal connections to confirm the Indian heritage of my children.

    Also looking for ancestors of Robert SCARBROUGH and his wife.

    Mark Wright Sat Feb 1 1997

    Joshua Peter PARSONS (s/o Nathaniel and Elizabeth (KEE) PARSONS) married Malissa Jane JAMES (d/o John and Susannah (BUTLER) JAMES) on 1 Oct 1876. The families involved have resided at various times in Gilmer, Braxton, Calhoun, Jackson, and Roane Counties (doesn't that help?), but I don't know where Joshua and Melissa were married, lived or who their children were. Anybody with info on this family?

    Brenda Jo Fri Jan 31 1997

    I am searching for info on my great-great grandfather. He was Allen K. JONES b 5-1828 Russell Cty? VA d 1908 in WV m Delilia (McClung). I have info of the family up to him but it ends there. My aunt believes Allen's father was Abraham JONES but she isn't sure. The family came from Russell or Botecourt Cty's VA. I do not know his siblings,etc. All help and info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Yvonne Gray Sun Jan 26 1997

    Searching for information on James GRAY. Social Security Death Index shows his last place of residence was in Vienna, WV. James (?) GRAY was born 4/15/1895, where?, died in July, 1979. Was he married?, wife's name?, children?, their names? Any details might be helpful in my search for missing information on grandparents I never knew.

    John Fields Sun Jan 26 1997

    My father William FIELDS came to Connecticut after WWII his father was Charles Herman FIELDS grandfather Elijah FIELDS great grandfather George Washington FIELDS have any FIELDS descended from GWF traced the family tree back past Samuel?

    Bart Godbey Thu Jan 23 1997

    I never knew my father, now deceased, nor any of his relatives. I have this compelling urge to find info regarding the name GODBEY and my heritage. I was told, via an internet contact, that Jackson County,WV had lots of GODBEY's. Please offer me what you can regarding the GODBEY name, its origin and anything else you deem pertinent. I very much appreciate any help you are able to offer. Thanks.

    Tiffany Nash Fri Jan 24 1997

    Looking for any information on David FARNSWORTH. Specifically exact birthplace, parents, and place of marriage. The following information is all I have. I believe it to be fairly accurate.

    David FARNSWORTH born 22 Apr 1850 in OH; married 23 Mar 1875 to Sarah Magdalene "Magdalene" NOHE (born 16 Oct 1855 in VA); died 26 Jan 1896; buried Willowdale, Jackson County, WV.

    CENSUS: 1880; Grant District, Jackson County, WV; ED46S64; HOH, Age 30, Farmer, bn OH

    Eight Children: 1 O. Arthaddeus "Thad", 2-Walter Lovell, 3-George Alonzo "Lon", 4-Alva Stilwell, 5-Grace "Gracie" Alice, 6-Mary E "Estella" , 7-Wylie A "Bill", 8-Nell "Nellie" May

    Thank you for any info ...Tiffany Nash

    Cynthia Fulcher Wed Jan 22 1997

    Need parents & Siblings of Roas "Izora" ROMAINE born ca 1860 WV married 26 July 1879 Meigs Co OH. Any response appreciated. Cynthia

    vicky Wed Jan 22 1997

    I am triing to find information about Dovie Ellen PARSONS. She was born in Ripley, West Virginia, in the month of May between 1891 and 1902. She died in Franklin County, Ohio, December 26, 1966. She married Otmer SEYMOUR, year 1915?. Her Father's name is believed to be Adam Gooseberry PARSONS.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Eileen Ellis Wed Jan 22 1997

    Looking for CLINE, BRANNON, RADON. John CLINE. b. Nov. 1854, married Louis Jane BRANNON, b. 9 Dec. 1858, Jackson County, May 1879. Were in OH in 1900 census. John's father is Joe CLINE and mother is Liza RADON, both born in WV. Louisa BRANNON's father is Samuel BRANNON, born in WV, and mother, unknown. Birth dates and places and info on Joe CLINE, Liza RADON, Samuel BRANNON and his wife's name wanted.

    Merry Anne PiersonTue Jan 21 1997

    Looking for Simon and Sarah PIERSON. Parents of James Morgan PIERSON, born 1841 in Jackson, cty,VA. I've tracked down lots of information re: James, but can't go back further as I can't find Simon and Sarah on census in 1840, 1850. They are not on PA census. Only found a Simon and Sarh PARSON in Jackson County. Could be the correct family. Any help determining appreciated.

    Also Looking for Thomas and Sarah J. BIRCH. Daughter Elizabeth married James in 1866 in Jackson Cty. Any help greatly appreciated. Email to tfsengr@worldnet.att.net. James is my great grandfather.

    Bill Reynolds Wed Jan 15 1997

    Looking for Reuben REYNOLDS that might have wound up in the Jackson County area in the lower 1800's. Trying to prove that he was the father of my ggg grandfather, Benjamin F.REYNOLDS, who married Delila DYE on Oct.5,1837 in Wood County. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

    Patricia Clark Jones Sun Jan 12 1997

    I'm researching Charles W. KIDD (6/1887-5/1935) married to Cora B. MARTIN (?1883/4/1923?): Children: Rosa, Lula, Roy, William, Jewel, Myrtel, Mary, Lenord & Romey. They lived somewhere around the Sandyville area when their children were small and later moved to the Kanawha area when Rosa KIDD, my mother, was about 14 years old. Rosa married Walter R. CLARK in Kanawha County in 11/1920.

    Any information of these people would be appreciated very much. Thanks so much.

    Lena Taylor Adkins Fri Jan 10 1997

    I am trying to find some info on my great-grandfather. His name was William TAYLOR he was married to Lucinda WESTFALL in the mid 1800's. They had 15 children the youngest was my grandfather Omar Martin TAYLOR, b.1904. I would love to know William's parents names. William and Lucinda were buried in the Fisher Cemetary in Jackson Co.

    I am also looking for info on Hiriam COBB(b. around 1835) who was married to Miariam BOARD(b. around 1835) and for Hewitt COBB, Hiriam's father.

    Thanks for any info.

    Don King Sat Jan 11 1997

    I would information on George S. M. KING and his descendants and ancestors. Thank you.

    Jean Wed Jan 8 1997

    I am seeking information about Betsy NESSELROAD who married Joshua or Joel Duey in Nesselroad, WV, probably about 1800. She died around 1850. Her husband and sons went west to Illinois and Missouri, but her daughter Mary stayed behind and married David NESSELROAD. Any info about this family would be greatly appreciated.

    Bill J. Carroll Wed., Jan 8 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.

    Penny Ginnery Tue Dec 31 1996

    Researching the following surnames in Jackson County -- MCCRADY, POWERS and BAKERS.

    William MCCRADY, b. ca. 1826, d. ca. 1904 in Frozen Camp, Jackson Co., WV. William married Susannah DAVIS, b. ca. 1826, d. ca. Dec. 1900 in Jackson Co., WV. William and Susannah were married 9 Feb 1850 in Harrison Co., WV. They had the following children: Cecilia Ann, 1850; Martha, 1853; Stewart, 1855; Edward Israel, 1857; Mary Ann, 1860; William Robert, 1862; George, 1864; and James, 1866.

    Joseph J. POWERS, b. 21 Jan 1814 in Virginia?, d. 15 Feb 1854 in Jackson Co., WV. Joseph married Jane "Jennie" FARLEY on 15 Jan 1835 in Monroe Co., OH. Jane was b. 7 June 1814 nr. Wheeling, WV, d. 11 Mar 1875 in Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV. Their children were: Sarah, 1836; Ezekiel, 1838; Margaret Druscilla, 1840; Elizabeth E., 1842; Hannah, 1844; Mary Jane, 1846; infant, 1848; William Zane, 1849; Joseph Hill (twin), 1852; John Wesley (twin), 1852.

    Andrew F. BAKER, b. 1835, d. 5 July 1876 in Jackson Co., WV. Andrew married Margaret D. POWERS on 14 Oct 1856 in Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV. Margaret was b. 10 Feb 1840 in Noble Co., OH, d. 23 Mar 1924 in Silverton, Jackson Co., WV. Their children were: Sarah Ella, 1857; Susan A., 1859; James William Theodore, 1862; George Washington, 1864; John Adam, 1866; Dora Belle, 1869; and Ida Mae, 1870.

    Sandy McSpadden Mon Dec 30 1996

    Searching for info on John and Marey (ALFORD) ASHLEY. John ASHLEY was b/ca/ 1774 in Orange Co., NC, married Marey ALFORD 1799 in Wilkes Co., NC. They moved to Kanawha Co. and had a mill which was located where Osborn's Mill is today. I would like to know who their parents were.

    Sandy McSpadden Mon Dec 30 1996

    I would like to know the parents of Rachel WOODRUFF, b/1800 in NJ. She married Jacob STARCHER in Mason Co., WV. There is a David WOODRUFF who was in a Jackson Co. census, and would be the age to be her brother. Very little WOODRUFF info can be found in either Mason, Jackson or Roane Cos.

    Tom Foreman Mon Dec 16 1996

    Jonathan CASTO: I am looking for information on the parents of Jonathan Casto and Mary Magdalema WETHERBOLT. They were married June 10 or 11 1816 in Randolph or Upshur Co. Jonathan was born 12-30-1794 in Harrison Co. Mary was born 6-16-1795 in Harrison Co.

    James R. Morrison Sun Dec 15 1996

    Looking for any information on a John Lee MORRISON who was born in 1819 in Jackson Co. WV. Was he the son of a Samuel MORRISON born 1792, don't know where, and died 1870 in Finleyville, PA? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Jack Stewart Sun Dec 15 1996

    Seeking information on Charles STEWART, b. c. 1760 in Monongalia County, moved family to Jackson County. Wife may have been Mary or Polly. Known children were Elisha, b.1809, John b.1815, George b. 1817, and possibly William b.1802.

    Tom Foreman Thu Dec 12 1996

    Was Benjamin Franklin CASTO born in Jackson Co. 12-23-1830. He was the son of Jonathan CASTO.

    Tom Foreman Thu Dec 12 1996

    Matilda BONNETT b: 1815 in Jackson/Mason Co. She was the daughter of William BONNETT and Barbara HARPOLE. Can anyone verify her death at 9-22-1840 in Jackson and the birth of her daughter Mary Matilda Craig as 11-7-1839

    Michael Anthony Sat Nov 30 1996

    My grandfather was born on 18 May 1897 in Jackson Co. His father and mother was Jeff L. ANTHONY AND Lucella McKINLEY. He married Ona Bell Jordan, who was born on 20 June 1897 in Jackson Co. Seaching information on Jeff L. ANTHONY, Lucella McKINLEY and Ona Bell ANTHONY. Also their ancestors.

    Maxine Hobbs Sat Nov 30 1996

    Seeking parents/siblings/birthplace of JOHN McKOWN, bc 1759. Patented land in Washington Co. PA (Greene Co.) 1785 - neighboring land belonged to JAMES McKOWN who married Phoebe Casto. Believe James and John McKown were related. JOHN McKOWN bought land from Joel Coleman in Louisville KY; JAMES McKOWN was in Knox Co. OH. Both ended up in Mason Co. (Jackson) WVA where they filed Rev. pensions. There is a younger John, son of James, but need info on the elder JOHN McKOWN whose sister may have been ELIZABETH McKOWN married to WILLIAM? HOLDER. Their son, ABRAHAM HOLDER, bc 1782-90 in VA, settled Greene Co.PA.

    Paul Pettit Mon Nov 25 1996

    Looking for STUARTS and STEWARTS. Looking for information on parentage and vitals of Sarah STUART. Alive in census in 1860 living with son Jacob. Family may have left the area. Will exchange information and research time with someone accessible to Jackson County Court. I am accaessible to censuses at Regional NARS Archives.

    Terry Harper Fri Nov 15 1996

    I am searching for information on Mollie BAKER, daughter of Isaac BAKER and Jane OWEN, who was born 2 May 1878 in Jackson Co., WV. She died 16 Jun 1949 in Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH and was buried in the Graysville Cemetery, Graysville, OH. Thank you.

    Pete Davis Fri Nov 8 1996

    My grandfather Joseph Edward DAVIS was born 10 Jan 1875 in Cottageville, Jackson Co. His father was John Walker DAVIS. Seeking any information available on John Walker DAVIS and ancestors.

    Fran Mon, 4 Nov 1996


    David GREEN b c1797 and Sarah MEADOWS b c1798 raised their family in Jackson Co. Possible children are: Miranda/Marinda GREEN b 1818 married John H. WESTFALL in 1840, Minerva GREEN b 1823 married John D. WESTFALL in 1838, David GREEN b 1824, William GREEN b 1827 married Eleanor/Elender WESTFALL in 1849, Mary Ann GREEN b 1829 married Epperson HARPER in 1848, Isabell GREEN b 1830 married Stephen P. HARPER in 1846, Spencer D. GREEN b 1836 married Jerusha HARPER in 1854, Melissa GREEN b 1840 married David CASTO in 1854, Clark W. GREEN b 1842 married Mary Elizabeth HARPER in 1861. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might be researching any of these families.

    Sharon Rowe Sun Oct 20 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 Theodosia's sister Elizabeth (Besty) PLYMALE/PLIMALL/PLIMEL etc. I have information to share, for anyone connected.

    Mike Doutt Fri Oct 11 1996

    Looking for parents of Elizabeth Anna LYNCH, b.22 Nov 1866 in Ripley, WV d.7 Jan 1937, East Liverpool, Ohio who married Walter Prestly GABBERT in Ripley, WV. Parents were James LYNCH and Elizabeth ?

    Jerry Coffman Mon Sep 23 1996

    I'm searching for the marriage of Jane Elizabeth (Smith) COBB who married a man named CHANCEY 1888-1895 in Kanawha, Jackson, or Clay County. I also need the record of their first son Henry CHANCEY, who was born 1888-1899. Thanks for your help.

    Jerry Coffman Thu Sep 19 1996

    I'm looking for the birthplace of my great great grandfather John DAVIS (ca 1838) in Wayne or Jackson County, WV. His father is William DAVIS. All information included in the birth record will be helpful. Thanks for your help.

    VALORY RIEL Mon Sep 16 1996

    Any information on family of Matthew Clayton RUSSELL. Born in Mason County and moved to Iowa and then return to Wood County. lived near Rockport +6!

    Jerry Coffman Sun Sep 15 1996

    Searching for James M. SMITH and wife Lucinda (BURROUGH). Last found in 1880 Roane Co. census. They were born ca 1827 in Virginia, but death and burial information still can't be found.

    Charlotte Fleming Tue Sep 10 1996

    Looking for the family of Overton REID b. Monroe Co about 1849. Married Elizabeth HOLMES widow of Henry Alexander BOSTICK. Information on any of these people will be greatly appreciated.

    Joelle Garlow Mon Sep 9 1996

    Seeking information on Clement TATTERSON b 27 Apr 1826 on Bunner's Ridge, Marion Co, WV; d 11 Aug 1900 in Jackson Co, WV; married 1st 10 Feb 1849 to Mary Jane SPICER b 24 Aug 1834, d 18 June 1884 in Jackson/Roane County, dau of Michael and Mary (STEWART) SPICER, m. 2nd 20 Nov 1884 to Orpha SMITH, b 8 Oct 1842, dau of Jacob C. and Sarah SMITH. Farmer. Lived on Bunner's Ridge, Marion County, and at Marshall, Jackson County WV. Buried in Streets Cemetery, near Little Creek Church, Roane County, WV. Need verification of deaths of Clement and Mary Jane TATTERSON. Also, need location of Streets Cemetery in Roane Co, WV (and Cemetery Office address).

    Keith Starcher Mon Aug 26 1996

    Interested in information on Jacob STARCHER (b. 1768, d. 1838, married Anna STAATS, Nov. 28, 1795) before he came to Jackson County. Thanks.

    Daryl Lytton Thu Aug 22 1996

    Looking for any data on LYTTON, LITTON, or other various spelling of the name. I have data on my family starting with David LYTTON b.c.1799 and married Peggy RHODES. Other members of the family include Margaret WESTFALL; Louiza HARNER b.4/30/1845; Leonora THOMAS; Margaret DIAMOND; Sarrah GREENLEAF; Martha FOWLEY; Elvira RADER; Benjamine COX; Ann LUCAS; and (surnames) THOMAS, HARPER, TAYLOR, MORRIS, WILLIAMS, HOLMES, SLATS, SHAFER, WINDLE, CHILD, more. I also have data on the Soloman LITTON family starting from the early 1700's.

    CynthiaFulcher Sun Jul 28 1996

    I believe that Columbus GILMORE, born in Ohio in 1856, has ancesters in Jackson Co WV. I would appreciated any information on this family. Thanks Cynthia

    Betty Freeburn Fri Jul 26 1996

    Looking for information on John JONES m Ann Nancy GOUGH 25 Feb 1796. Need information on both families. Also I am searching Thomas J Thorn and family. His wife Mary Polly JONES is buried at the Thorne Hill Cemetary. Any information would be helpful. I have lots of info on Thorn.

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