If you have a new address please send to me at wvgal@tds.net


Marilyn Stroup                Wed. January 1, 1997

WILLIAMS, John Branner md. MCNEAMER, Olive Dec. 1879. Known children: Parley Russell; Oscar Brannon; Lura Blanche; Roy Edgar; Charles Frederick; Hattie Belle; Bessie Ellen. Need death dates of Lura Blanche md. Marion Howes; Roy Edgar md. Mary Jane Keith; Charles md. Mamie Lee Morrison; Hattie Belle md. Roy Hill; Bessie Ellen md. Everitt Corathers.

Phyllis Hembree             Thurs. January 2, 1997

Searching for info on the descendants of James Spillmam NORRIS, married Malinda HALL abt. 1856 Lewis Co. Children: Mary, George, Olivia, Susan, Shaddie, Savanah & Dora, all born Lewis Co. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Mark Wright               Thu Jan 9, 1997

Trying to find parents/siblings of Andrew Jackson BUTLER (b. abt. 1835). Birthplace listed as either Lewis or Kanawah Counties. Three BUTLER families appear on the 1830 Nicholas Co. census. They all also appear on the 1840 Braxton County census. All three had sons of the correct age to have been Andrew Jackson. The fathers of these BUTLER families were Benjamin, Jeremiah, and Joseph. Does anyone have anything which might tie one of these families to Andrew Jackson BUTLER?

Sandra Griffith                        Fri Jan. 3, 1997

Looking for information on Sylvanus Lee SOMMERVILLE bc1858 in Harrison Co, WV, [son of Thomas A SOMMERVILLE and Mary Ellen SMITH-they were never married to each other] he died and is buried in Braxton Co, m Lilly WATSON in Lewis Co in 1881, children born in Braxton were Virginia, James Wade, Mary, Beula, Chloe, and Denzel, As a child Lee lived with this step-father Thomas POSEY in Lewis Co.

My father James Luther Sommerville was born 1924 in Lincoln Co, WV, son of James Wade.

Hal Phillips                        

Need information on an John SHOBE listed in the 1850 Census for Lewis County in the 30th District. Any help appreciated.

Sam Jarvis                        Wed. Jan. 15, 1997


Laurie Horner                        Wed.  Jan. 15, 1997

LOOKING FOR INFO RE BIRTH RECORD OF MAZELLE BOWERS BORN IN WV IN 1921 OR ELSE 1920 OR 1922, I do not know the county just the state and her name. Thanks

Tim Ramsey                    Sat Jan 18, 1997

Seeking parents of Margaret Parsons b ca 1815 Harrison Co. who married Evan Marks b ca 1813 Harrison Co. They are first found in 1840 Lewis Co. census.

Debbie Robinson                   Tue Jan 21, 1997

I am researching the STARCHER family lines with HUMPHREY STARCHER, born 7/2/1831 in either Lewis or Kanawha county. He married Levina Murphy 3/14/1867 in Roane Co.    Humphrey's parents were ABRAHAM & ELIZABETH NUTTER STARCHER married in Lewis Co. 7/18/1819. I need to locate  Abraham's census records to determine the rest of his children and possibly who Abraham's parents were. I have been unable to locate Abraham or Humphrey in the 1860 or 1870.

Dave Hobbs                         Wed. Jan. 22, 1997

I am looking for info on the family of William Sims and Joanna Samantha Curtis. Both were born around 1850 but I don't know when either died. They had at least one son. George Washington Sims who died in 1938. George had a son named William Elkins Sims who is married to Zola Virginia Ramsburg, current residents of Weston. Thanks for your help.

Anita Fiedler                       Sun. Jan. 26, 1997

LEWIS. Need parents for Joseph and Mary Kesling Lewis. Their son Andrew b. ca 1812 in VA m. Mary Forinash b. ca. 1812. This couple (in 1850 census for Barbour Co.) had fourteen children, one of which was Hannibal Porter Lewis who was b. 30 Jan, 1847 in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV. Hannibal Porter Lewis married Samantha Wildermute b. 1858.

We have the lines forth from Hannibal. Biographical write-up in "History of Upshur Co" in regard to one of Hannibal's brothers, Henry H. Lewis, makes the claim that the line goes back to General Andrew Lewis, and says that Lewis Co., WV was named for the General's NEPHEW. Our information indicated that Lewis Co. was named for Col. Andrew Lewis's brother Charles. Would appreciate any help and guidance in connecting our most distant proven ancestor, Joseph and Mary Kesling Lewis. Was Joseph a son of General Andrew Lewis?

Anita Fiedler    141 Moss Creek Dr.    Martinez, GA 30907    phone 706-869-9216      

Claud C. Gillespie               Tues. Jan. 28, 1997

Am looking for a marriage between John L. Gillespie and Martha Gillespie (Could be spelled Gillispie or Gillaspie) Would expect the marriage date to be sometime between 1850 to 1855.

TOMMY R. DILLOW                 Wed. Jan. 29, 1997

MARIAH L. WHETZEL: Seeking any possible information about Mariah L.WHETZEL (b. 1846), daughter of David D. WHETZEL (b. 2 Jun 1804, Shenandoah Co, VA - d. 27 Nov 1882, Gaston, Lewis Co, WV) and Margaret HARDMAN (b. 14 Nov 1813 - d. 15 Sep 1900) m. 2 Mar 1835, Lewis Co, WV.  Both buried Hardman Cemetery on Foster Hardman farm.

Roberta Lynch Conley        Sat, 15 Feb 1997

I am searching for the parents and siblings of Paricle John Lynch b, 1815 in Lewis Co. also marriage records to Gemina Cottrill  and  Roanna Stout.

  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 die on July 13,1938 in Middleport, Ohio. Anyone with infor. on the family would be appreciated.

Robert Drummond            Fri. Mar., 14, 1997

Looking for ancestors/siblings of Edward Roswell White. Born approx. 1865-1870. Married  Lora Washburn, born 3/1880 from the Weston area. They moved to Clarksburg area & had 11 or 12 children. Ed was a blacksmith for the coal mines. He may have had a brother named Amity and a sister named Ann or Anne.

Most of Lora's family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in the early 1900's.

Thank you very much,

Joseph L. Stewart           Wed. Mar. 19, 1997

I am trying to locate any pertinent information I can regarding the family of John Stewart who lived near Weston around 1860 or so. My grandfather, Letie B. Stewart was a son, and I know there were several sibling---Hyder, Dent, and some daughters also.

If you have any information on these folks, particularly anything that would indicate where John may have lived before moving to WVA please let me know how I might obtain it.

Janice (Oldaker) Yankowski         Thur. Mar. 20, 1997

I am researching my family history and am interested in any information or direction you could provide me on the OLDAKER family. Specifically: Sylvestor Josephus Oldaker (born 1883), Martin Van Buren Oldaker (born 1842), Abraham Oldaker (born 1812), Abraham Oldaker (born 1776) or any other Oldakers. Any references, military service, records or help would be most appreciated!

Diane R. Egelston               Sun Apr 13, 1997

I am looking for families of RICHARD BAILEY or BAILEY M. HOOVER and MAMIE ESTELLE WILLIAMS, my grandparents, both born 1888. They were born, supposedly, in Braxton County, WV, married in 1910 and moved to Weston, WV. He owned the first Nash garage in Weston and lived on First Street. He disappeared in 1930 during the depression. He had several brothers and sisters - Upton, Stephan, Newton, Russel, Mary and Ama. His parents were Jesse Hoover and Amanda Bolton, hers were Charles E. Williams and Mary Francis Rexroad. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Am also looking for Charles B. Goodwin and Mary DeQuasi families. They were married and both died in 1929 and 1930.

MERRY ANNE PIERSON          Tue. April 22, 1997

Searching for information on the ZANAS COOPER family. One of his daughters, FLORA E. COOPER  married W.R. Pearson/Pierson and had 12 children. They married in Lewis county but lived in Ritchie Co. Would like to build this family line. Will gladly share any information.

Shirley Wm. Brown             Apr. 23, 1997

I am researching the Evans name, David Evans b. abt 1820, Jacob Evans, b.1850 also the Rexroad name, Michael Rexroad b. 1820, also Francis M. Rexroad b.abt 1840.

Navena (Vee) Troxel           Sat, 26 Apr 1997

Looking for information on Lucinda Hamrick who married Samuel Thompson in Lewis County, VA on Dec. 19, 1850. According to a family bible, she was born about 1824 Also they were listed as the parents of Jane Thompson on her marriage license to Joseph Temple Robertson in Fayette County, Illinois.

He was from Fauquier County, Virginia, lst child was born there.

Doris Fitzpatrick              Apr. 29, 1997

I am looking for decendants of Isaac ROSE b. 1753 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA, d. 1829 Nicholas Co., VA/WV, and Margaret FORSHEY. I understand there are some living in Lewis County. I am searching for the names of Isaac's and Margaret's parents, and would appreciate any help.

Shirley Combs                          May 20, 1997

I have a copy of asale of property from Lewis County Court house Deed Book "B" page 239 Weston, West Va. Both Francis Boice and Catherine his wife signed the paper with their mark. .

I would like any information on my gt.gt.gt.grandparents. This sale took place the 1st of Dec. 1820.

Catherine was the daughter of Jacob Rogers. Is anyone researching these families. I also need wife of Jacob. Thanks ,

Patricia Colbert                    May 23, 1997

LEWIS COUNTY, WVA---seeking information on the following SURNAMES:

STEWART, BONNETT, KIDD.  Ida Virginia Bonnett d/o Thomas Jefferson Bonnett and Olive M. Wilson married to Thomas Jackson Stewart. Thomas was son of Howard Benjamin Stewart with two wives possibily--one named Lucinda Kidd. Please E-mail any info to me, Thank You.

CAROL VIDALES                May 26, 1997

Nancy LAWRENCE married Willis PRIEST 1818 in Fauquier Co. VA. He died 1848 and she moved to Lewis Co. VA/WV with a number of children: Mary Mildred PRIEST m. Wm. Mason LAWRENCE, Albert PRIEST m. Agnes LAWRENCE, John Mason PRIEST m. Mandana DENNISON, Orin H. PRIEST m. Julia FREEMAN, Cordova PRIEST m. Drusilla LAWRENCE. Are in various census 1850-80 in Lewis Co. Also, a Willis PRIEST is on SS Death Index as having died 1973 in Weston,Lewis,WV, and must descend from this family. Want to find descendants.

David Hobbs                        Thur. June 5, 1997 


I am looking for info on the family of Thomas Matthew Sims b. 1813 married Phoebe Reeder on 25 July 1833 and died 30 Sep 1874. Thomas and Phoebe's children were: Blackwell Sims b. abt 1835; Mary b. abt 1837; William b. abt. 1839 m. Joanna Samantha Curtis; Elizabeth b. abt 1842 and Martin b. abt 1843 and served with the 17th VA Cavalry during the Civil War. Any info on these people would be most appreciated! Thanks!

Carolyn Harrison                 Sun. Jun. 8, 1997

I am trying to research the Taylor family. My grandfather was Charles Roscoe, b 1894 in Weston, married Hattie Opal Gall, and my great grandfather Charles Albert Taylor, married to Elizabeth Jerden.

My grandmother was Hattie Opal Gall, b 1897 and her father was Jackson Lee Gall who married Mary Ellen Lyons.

I would appreciate any info you can help me with. Thanks.

MR JAMES D MUSGRAVE       Sat, 7 Jun 1997

Please let me introduce myself: My name is James Dallas Musgrave, son of William Dallas Musgrave, born September 2, 1959, in Monongalia County, West Virginia. Like my forefathers back to my  great-grandfather five times removed, we have spent our lives in Monongalia County VA/WV area.

I often look at the photo of my great-great-grandfather Ephraim Hall Musgrave and wish he could reveal the lost history of his life. After being emotionally affected by the writings and stories of Samuel Corder Musgrave, I wondered how I may be related to this exceptional person. These and other reasons are what I attribute to my pursuit of the Musgrave family history.

For most of my life I lived in Morgantown, WV, but for the last seven years I have lived in Arlington, VA. Living in Arlington has allowed me access to some of the largest reference libraries available to the genealogist. With the help of county birth, marriage, death records, other genealogist and written county histories, I have pieced together the history of early VA/WV Musgrave settlers. To date, I am researching three distinct Musgrave families that have settled in the Virginia, now West Virginia area around the late 1700's and early 1800's.

Samuel Musgrave, born in Lancaster County, Pa in 1747, moved to Monongalia County, Va. Samuel and his wife, Elizabeth (Brand) Musgrave, lived in Monongalia County for 28 years. Leaving behind some of their 12 children, Samuel and Elizabeth moved to Muhlenburg County, KY. Later they moved to Warrick County, IN, where they both later died. A lot is known about Samuel and his family, but who Samuel's father is has eluded myself and other genealogists. It's a good chance that Samuel may be a direct descendant of two brothers John and Moses Musgrave who immigrated from Belfast, Ireland. John came to the New World as an indentured servant to Valentine Hollingsworth in 1682. After John completed his commitment on Mr. Hollingsworth's plantation, his brother Moses made the voyage to the New World. Both John and brother Moses later settled and started their families in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area.

I have found no published history past the late 1700's for my direct line of Elijah Musgrave and his descendants. Elijah Musgrave shows up on the Monongalia County, VA 1830 U.S. Census where he listed his wife and himself as 80-90 years old. I also found an old Upshur County History publication stating Elijah and his wife Bashebah were direct immigrants from Germany. Due to many old Monongalia County documents being lost or destroyed during the Civil War, I have been unable to prove or disprove the Upshur County History publication. I'm currently working on a few leads that point to the direction of Elijah Musgrave being a brother or cousin to Samuel Musgrave and the family from Lancaster, Pa. John Musgrave and Ellen (Stewart) Musgrave, both natives of VA, and of Dutch and Irish extraction, moved from Harvey County, VA, to Mason County, VA, just after the war of 1812. Later they moved to Ohio, and then to Warren County, IN. Asa Musgrave, son of John and Ellen Musgrave, born in 1804, in Hardy County, VA, did not follow his parents west and remained in Mason County, VA. Asa Musgrave and his wife Mary (Yeager) settled on a farm in Robinson District of Mason County. Asa Musgrave died in 1879 survived by his wife Mary and two children Mary E. and Elijah Green Musgrave.

I realize that I have acquired a good bit of information on past Musgrave generations, but have little information on present day generations. I need to ask for your help in gathering information on present day generations of Musgrave's. If you share with me your Musgrave family history, photographs or photocopies and stories, I will be happy to share my Musgrave information with you and try to link you to one of the West Virginia Musgrave ancestors. After organizing the history, I would like to compile and publish my findings. I will offer it and updates at no charge to those families that took time and helped contribute information.

So please, take the time and write down the history of your Musgrave family members that may have migrated to and from the VA/WV area. I hope you can help me accomplish my goals in preserving the Musgrave families throughout West Virginia and beyond. Preserving our Musgrave family history will make it much easier for future Musgrave generations to find their ancestry.

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to call, write, visit or e-mail me.  Sincerely,   James (Jim) Dallas Musgrave   225 North Piedmont Street   Arlington, Virginia. 22203   703-524-1066  Thanks again!  Sincerely,  JDM (Jim) :)

Wanda Wamsley Balducci              Sat, 14 Jun 1997

Some of my Wamsley ancestors lived in Lewis County in the 1800's. James Wamsley, husband of Barbara Bland and later of Mary Reger and Effie Perry, lived in Lewis County. He served in the Revolutionary War. He died in 1842 and is buried in Brick Church Cemetery, Randolph County.

Roberta Lynch Conley          Sat. Jun. 14, 1997

I am researching the Lynch Family. My gggrandfather Paricle John Lynch was born in Lewis county 1815. I am seeking in formation about his parents or siblings.

Jeff Duelley                     Mon. Jun. 23, 1997

Looking for help on ROBERT DOOLEY married MARY WARNER 1823 IN LEWIS COUNTY, WV Had a son GEORGE WASHINGTON DOOLEY born 1830. The spelling has changed many times,  such as DULY, DUELY, DEULLEY, DOOLEY, DEWLY, AND DUELLEY. Any information please email  me. Thank you  

Barbara J. Morris             Fri Jun 20, 1997

Information for Lewis Co. Crawford WVA. for the following names CUTRIGHT, SANDERS, PRINGLE, WARE, WESTFALL, TRUBY.

I am the granddaughter of Lillie Ann Cutright nee Sanders. Lillie married Wm. George Cutright in Sept. of 1898. Her birth date is Oct. 12, 1875. I have no first name for her father ? Sanders or a maiden name for her mother, the only name for Lillies mother is recorded by my aunt as Almeda Angeline which doesn't sound right. I would greatly appreciate any birth, marriage or death documentation I could get. We have a Cutright reunion in August in Washington state. Thank you.

Gary E. Young                 Sun. Jun. 29, 1997

SIMMONS - Trying to identify siblings and parents of Catherine SIMMONS who married Joel MARTIN about 1796. Catherine was born circa 1777. Joel and Catherine were in Harrison County by 1803. Their land fell into Lewis Co. where they were living in 1830 when they sold the land to move to Cass Co., Indiana. Catherine might have been related to Leonard SIMMONS of Lewis Co., who died there in 1825. Leonard had daughters: Mary, Catherine, Susannah Permelia, Lydia, and possibly Elizabeth. The surname is variously spelled SIMONS, SIMOND, SYMON, SIMMONS, etc.

Shirley Combs                     Thus. July 17, 1997

Subject: George & John Bozarth J.P.

Seeking info on 2 men found on the sale of property of my gt.gt.grandparents Francis & Catherine Bice, Boice dated 1st. Nov. 1820  Lewis County.

The Boice, family is mine Catherine was daughter of Jacob Rogers. The JP's are possibly relatives of a friend also living here in The Dalles ,Oregon. We thought as we are neighbors it was strange to see these two unusual names together in early W. Va.

Any info on either or both of these families appreciated!   Thanks,

Dave and Robyn Bonnett       Sat. July 12, 1997

I am looking for information about the parents of Lucinda Hooe b. c1800, possibly in Lewis County, died July, 1884 in Iowa. Married Samuel Bonnett (1794-1856) a son of Jacob Bonnett and Martha Hughes, on Dec. 20, 1820 in Lewis Co. Children of Lucinda and Samuel Bonnett included: Louisa(1821-96), William H.(1822-84), Martha Jane(1824-54), Marshall Fitzhugh(1828-1909), David Dade(1832-1914), Mary D.(1833-1916), Matilda(1836-94), John Columbus(1838-99), Lucinda(1839-1920), Washington Franklin, and Elmira. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn Stroup              Sun. July 27, 1997

BARNETT-Josiah B. and wife Cynthia J. Children: George B., Madora, Mayetta, Emma C., Wilbert B. The 1880 census shows this family in Freemans District.

Josiah B. & Cynthia J. were born in Poca Co. Does anyone have further info on this family?

Donna Smith Vaughn                             Sun. Aug. 3, 1997

Seeking info on the following SMITHS in Lewis Co.1870. ABRAHAM SMITH,Jane Lew Township. CYRUS SMITH, Willey Township. IRA SMITH, Weston Township. Cyrus may be son of Abraham Smith. Believe Cyrus m:Sally or Sarah\\

I am not sure how Ira is related but, Cyrus named his son Ira Smith. Can anyone offer more information on these Smiths in Lewis Co?  Thank you

Charlotte Suiegfreid                       Aug. 1997

Need parents of William F. Bumgardner b. 1806 Wertenberger, Germany.

Married Mary Stan(d)ley 12 January, 1826, Lewis Co., WV. She was the daughter of Thomas Stan(d)ley and Catherine Cheuvrant. Any data on this family will be usefull. Will share what I have.

CURTIS MILLER                     Sun. Aug. 31, 1997






Ted Lacy                                 Fri. 22 Aug 1997

I am hunting information on the ancestors of John Claypooe(l) who married Rebecca Shafer in Greenbrier County in October 1, 1821. John was born about 1792 and I think his father was Joseph or Ephraim Claypole(l). I am making this query in Lewis because Lucinda Claypole(l) Kincaid, the daughter of Ephraim Claypool and the husband of Thomas Kincaid were on the Lewis County 1850 census.

I would appreciate any help you could give me.

Merry Anne Pierson                      Thu. Sep 4, 1997

Seeking information on the John B. White family, especially his parents 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 amounting 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

Susanna Bruning                 Tue. 09 Sep 1997

My great-grandfather, James Brittian Lovett, and his brother, Rev.William Edward Lovett, were both in the Union Army. They were in Company E. 3rd Regiment West Virginia Cavalry. I am looking for any information on this regiment. James Brittian Lovett, lived on Simpson's Run and is buried at Mt. Morris Cemetery, Lewis Co. WV. Any information would be appreciated.

You may also write to me at:  Susanna Bruning   850 Mill Rock Ct.,   Lawrenceville, GA 30044-6144 or call me at:   770-978-8591

Diane Dieterle                       Thur.  Sep. 11, 1997

Looking for deacendants of George T. Duvall, 1791-1877. Lived in Lewis Co., WV.  Will exchange information

I am writing a book on the descendants of John Pearce Duvall, which includes the above family, and would appreciate any information you might have on them.

Thank you. Diane Dieterle, 5570 South Crown Circle, Taylorsville, UT 84118

Cara Plumb                        Wed. Sep. 17, 1997

I'm searching for information on SARAH RIDER abt 1794. She was living in Lewis Co. when she married Jared Stonestreet 27 March 1822. I know nothing about her parents or siblings and will appreciate any help!

Leslie H. Squires                    Sun. Sep. 7, 1997

My husband Francis M. Squires, is the decedent of Lemuel Lockard Squires who married Parthena A Fornash on June 23, 1867 in Lewis Co. WV. We would like any information available on this family. Thank you

Craig Beeman                  Sat. Nov. 8, 1997

Searching for "Descendants of the Zaccheus GOULD Family." Seeking aid and assistance from any and all Cousins! I will freely share any and all information from my 20 years+ research efforts in my databases with anyone willing to reciprocate, as I continue my efforts at updating Benjamin Apthorpe GOULD's

The Family of Zaccheus GOULD of Topsfield, MA_, 1895, for the benefit of future generations of GOULD Family researchers. GOULD, Wm. O. / Wm. Strange GOULD

Might anyone know who the parents of William O. GOULD may have been? Was William O. GOULD the son of Daniel GOULD who d. in 1825, Lewis Co., (W.) VA, and his wife, Margaret STRANGE?

1850 Lewis Co., (W.) VA, p 29:

William O. GOULD w 34 m farmer 200 VA

Rebecca 26 f VA

Dexter 10 m VA

Dallas 4 m VA

Salathiel 2 m VA

Thanks in advance for any help and assistance you might lend in identifying and linking this branch of the GOULD family!

Rob Donaldson                Mon. Nov. 3, 1997

My paternal grandfather is Eugene Donaldson married to Mildred Geraldine Donaldson. My grandfather's mother was Opal Donaldson and his sister was Mary Donaldson. This is as far as I can go back tracing my Donaldson roots in WV.

Jeff Bauserman             ccplus@wwd.net         Fri. Nov. 14, 1997    Jeff your address and web site are bouncing please forward corrected in formation


I'm Looking for any info on Joseph Bauserman, wife Lavina Boyles and mother-in-law Lydia Bailes lived in Hackers Creek District in 1880.

Gwen Sizemore                      Mon, 17 Nov 1997

I am looking for information on MARY CATHERINE HACKER. She married MICHAEL B. TIERNEY about 1865. I would like to know who her parents were, where she was before she married Michael Tierney and when and where they were married.

Sandy Jarrett                      Fri. Nov. 7, 1997

Elizabeth HEFNER ROADS, married to Francis ROADS, according to her death record in 1866, has some possible connections to us, but we need more information on her. Her husband reported that she was born in Highland County, VA. Anyone who might shed some light on either of these people?  Thanks, Sandy Jarrett

Darrell Wiley Groves                 Mon. Nov. 24, 1997   

My name is Darrell Wiley Groves or Grove. I was born in Weston, Lewis County, WV Sept. 19,1937. My father was Thomas Edward Grove(s) born April 4, 1904 in Lewis Co. My mother, at that time thought she was Elizabeth Louise Wiley but she was Nora Elizabeth Willey born in Marion County November 15, 1914. My grandfather was Gorge I. Grove(s) born July 7,1870 and my grandmother was Daisy Lee Wellen born Sept 22, 1878. My grandfather's father's name was Horace Grove(s) and his grandfather was Seldon Grove(s). My grandmother mother was Pheoby Franses Summers Wellen Born 1856 and her father was John David Wellen. Her grandfather was William Osborn Wellen. They were from the Jacksonville area and are buried in the Jacksonville Cemetary. I have names of first cousins, double first cousins and brothers and sisters of my grand parents and my greatgrandparents but they are all by word of mouth. I would like to find it in print. I believe the name should be Groves but my brother and I are the only family members to use that surname. If you have any contacts in Marion county, I would be interested in searching my mother's family tree. She was an orphan and we believe her parents were a William Willey and Missouri Yost who lived in the Mairon-Harrison county border areas.

Thank you for any leads or information you can give me.

Kenneth Bond                      Mon. Nov. 24, 1997

Or you can write to: 208 5th St. Defiance ,Ohio 43512

Searching for info on a William T. Bond b.1808 Md. died around 1851 possibly in or around Lewis Co. Va.(W.VA.) was m. to Hester Bond had a daughter Charlotte who he was listed in 1850 Lewis Co.  census. Thanks

Joyce Ann Dumire      .          Mon. Dec. 8, 1997

Upshur County is my connection, with just a little in Lewis County. If I have any names you are searching for, just let me know any specifics.

Sylvester John Sines is my great grandfather. Myrtle Sines is his daughter.

I am searching & have information on surnames: Sines, Helmick, Rogers, Martin, Williams, & Dumire    Location: WV, VA, some PA & OH

My grandfather died when my mother was 5 years old. His name was Charles Edward Helmick & would have died about 1932-33. He married Myrtle Sines. They lived in Monongalia County in West Virginia (this county touches PA).

I have about 1800 names with info. Most information is on the Martins and the Sines.

Cathy Brubaker                  Tue. Dec. 9, 1997

I am looking for information on Laban and Nancy/Hannah Racer.

Nancy/Hannah's parents were John and Margaret Sims. I have been told that both families appear in Lewis County around 1830. They moved to Lewis County from Culpepper County, VA.

Their son, John Sampson Racer, was married there in 1851. He married Eliza Jane McClain from Nelson County, Va. Eliza's parents were William McClain and Martha Graves. Her brother was Addison McClain. Any help will be greatfully appreciated.

Roger Byers                          Wed. Dec. 10, 1997

I'm looking for information on the family of Jonathan LEWIS (b. abt 1818 VA., d. 1899 Lewis Co.WV). He appears with family in the 1850 Census and later. There is a Christiana(?)ROMINE (b. abt 1794) who may be a mother-in-law. Jonathan's children married into the folowing families:

HARPER, WILFONG, YEAGER, WHITE, MURPHY, and HOUGHTON. My line, John G.(b. 1846), moved to Gallia County, Ohio where he married a Julia YEAGER in 1879.

Doris (Rose) Fitzpatrick           Mon. Dec. 15, 1997

I am a descendant of ISAAC ROSE. Elizabeth Sanders wrote a book, "The Descendants of Isaac Rose."

Isaac was born 1753 at Chambersburg, PA, d. Feb. 17, 1829, and is buried on his farm at Birch River, Nicholas Co., VA/WV. A DAR monument was erected at his gravesite June 24, 1979.

He married Margaret Forsythe, b. Nov. 1756, d. Nov. 30, 1843, and is buried in Braxton Co., VA/WV.

They were the parents of six children. The first child William was born about 1786 in Chambersburg, but the third child born 1794 was born in VA/WV.

I was told she (Elizabeth Sanders) is or was a resident of Lewis County. Can someone confirm?

I believe Elizabeth Sanders is still alive, and I think she is a retired school teacher. I am assuming she taught in Lewis County.

I would like very much to get a copy of the book, or at least see the book. Would there be a copy in the Lewis County Library?

I know of a few people who would like to see the book, but none of us are able to find a copy. I do not know when it would have been copyrighted. Thank you.

Dorothy McCann-Phillips       Thur. Dec. 18, 1997

I am trying to find ancestors or descendants of my ggg grandfather. His name was Samuel McCan (nn) He was born 1815. Married Jane Wyatt (or Elizabeth Jane Wyatt. Their chilldren were

1. Squire Bosworth McCann, b 1837. 2 Sarah Ann McCann, b 1842, m. Ira Graves (or Grover) 3. Amos McCann, b 1842, m. Ellen Holston.Children of Amos were, Hiram, Mary J, Charles A., John W. There may have been other children .

Other children of Samuel were Henry, b 1844, may have m Angeline Weise in Ohio.

Catherine McCann, m George Goodwin. Samantha Jane, m David Smith.

My direct line was from Squire Bosworth McCann. I have a lot of information on  his family, as they remained in West Va. He had married Roxanne Gould, the dtr of Nathan Gould Jr. . I f anyone has any information on Samuel's family members, I would very much appreciate it. I am a senior citizen, and am creating family history books to leave for my children aand grandchildren. I believe it is very important that we all have some knowledge of our roots.

We have been searching for the parents of William McCann and his wife Sarah Ann Lanham with no success. They were married in Augusta County Va in 1814. They had sons Samuel, b 1815, other sons were John, Henry, William, Charles. I have McCann history, as I see no McCan - McCann families listed here, They were in Monroe, Lewis, and Upshur Counties in W Va

Does anyone out there know anything about William McCann, b 1792, married Sarah Ann Lanham 1814. their children: Henry, John, William Samuel James. Daughter Elizabeth (I have that info.) She married John Tenney. I have the names of the other dtrs, but need more info on Samuel, (m. Jane Wyatt) born 1815,and his father William McCann. Have been unable to locate birth , marriage records for William and birth records of Samuel to connect him to William OR perhaps another father.

Also a Henry McCann born in the 1700's. Any McCanns out there doing research on this McCann family? Samuel's son was Squire Bosworth McCann, married to Roxanne Gould, Squires son William J. McCann was my grandfather.

Thanks in advance for your help

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