1996 Queries

LEWIS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA QUERY PAGE - 1996

Please be aware, the QUERIES presented here are from 1996,
and the Email-Addresses may no longer be valid.

BROWSE  the SURNAME REGISTRY

To Post a new QUERY/MESSAGE on the Rootsweb Message Board for Lewis County, WV


Leonard Hyre                                   Wed July 31, 1996

Searching for info on John Edmonds born about 1815 in Harrison County, VA (now WV). Mothers name Elizabeth. Married Hannah Straley 1836 in Lewis Co. Died April 1905. Lewis County census of 1850 shows his as 35 yrs old, Hannah age 35, Elizabeth age 12, Hiram T age 10, Olive age 7, Presley age 5, Juman age 4, Elza age 2, & Elizabeth age 71. Seek more info on him and his ancestors, siblings, etc.


Betty Freeburn                              Friday July 31, 1996

Looking for information on John Jones m: Ann Nancy Gough 25Feb1796. 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 Cemetery. Any information would be helpful. I have lots of info on Thorn.


PAM TRAVIS                  Sunday      August 4, 1996

Looking for information and birth about John Franklin Camp, born April 1853.  Father George Camp.  I need his mothers name and his siblings.  Thanks for your time and any information you may have.


SANDRA GRIFFITH                   Monday    October 15, 1996

I am looking for any infor on S. Lee Sommerville who was born about 1855-57, in Harrison Co., WV.,  buried in Braxton Co., WV., married  in Lewis Co., WV. 1881 to  Lilly B. Watson, born in Lewis Co.,WV., dau. of James Watson & Margaret Morrison. Where did she die, need burial location.  Lee & Lilly's children were born in Braxton Co., WV. One son was born in 1884 in Braxton Co., WV.  His mother Mary Ellen Smith Posey,  father was Thomas Sommerville, they were not married. Lee had a brother George T. Sommerville.

Thank You, Sharon Griffith


Bill Cunningham      Thursday   September 5, 1996

I am looking for the parents of George H. Cunningham, born June 1801 in Harrison Co., VA/WV, married March 7, 1822 in Lewis Co., VA/WV to Catherine Smith, born December 1806.


Carol Amore              Wed.        September 11, 1996

Looking for descendants and ancestors of Peter Helmick b: ca: 1861, married Barbara Ann Daft (of Randolph Co.). Children, Harmon E. Helmick, George Helmick, Sam Helmick, Abe Helmick, Roy Helmick and Florrie Helmick, all born in Upshur Co., West Virginia. Thank you for your help you may provide or suggestions you may offer.  


Don Wilson                Saturday    September 14, 1996

Looking for the burial site for Peter & Nellie Ables ,   also son Jacob & Malinda, (nee England). Peter was born ca: 1794 in PA. and died 1877 Lewis Co., WV..  Nellie's dob was ca: 1805 PA.. She was listed in the 1880 Gilmer Co., WV. census.  

Jacob Abels was born in 1823 PA., married Malinda England in 1845 in Barbour Co., WV. They were listed in the 1860-70 Upshur Co., WV. census and 1880 Gilmer Co., WV. census.  Their daughter Mary Jane Ables was the wife of Dr. Norman Bruce Brake.


Carren Bragg             Saturday   Septemeber 14, 1996

Looking for names of parents of William V. Duvall and Martha Smith who married in Lewis Co., VA/WV March 24, 1842. anybody have a handle on these folks???


Jerry Coffman            Momday    September 16, 1996

Searching for the parents of John Burrow, (B: Lewis Co., VA/WV 1832?). He married Mary 1847-1852 in Lewis Co.,, VA/WV.. Perhaps his marriage record will reveal the names of his parents. Thanks for helping out. 


Debbie Robinson        Tuesday     Septemeber 15, 1996

I am looking for information on Humphrey Starcher b: 1841, he married Levina  Murphy March 14, 1867.  I am trying to locate Humphrey's birth record to verify his parent's were Abraham & Elizabeth (Nutter) Starcher who were married in Lewis Co., July 18, 1819.


Paul D. Frazier            Sat.           September 21, 1996

Looking for information on John Caldwell Taylor, Sr. who married Martha Ellen Ratliff after 1900, thought to be in Lewis Co., WV.. Eight children are thought to be their children, William Taylor, Ethel Taylor, Warrick Taylor, Biddie Taylor, Theodore (Ted) Taylor, Franklin Taylor, Archie Taylor & John Caldwell Taylor, Jr, have been unable to locate any information on them. Any information you might have on this family would be welcomed.


ANN DOLCH              Thurs. September 26, 1996

Looking for information on Joseph Booher (1813-1876) m: Jane Deviese in Lewis Co., WV. about 1832.  Jane died about 1941 and Joesph moved to Ohio about 1952 and married Amada Foust.  Haven't been able to connect Joseph to other Boohers in WV.  Old family story is that our earliest Booher ancestor killed someone in Germany, came to America and changed his name.  Anybody ever heard a story like this?  Any Booher information would be appreciated.


VALERIE VARNER                Sunday Sept. 29, 1996

I am looking for any information on the Will Runyon family.  As I am not sure even which county he and his were from, I am posting this query to several counties. Thank you.


Jeffrey Brown                       Thur.  October 24, 1996

Seeking information on John Brown, born Lewis Co., 1815, died 9/16/1901 in MO.. He married Rebecca Hitt (some records say Nutt), on 2/1/1838 in Lewis Co.. Their son Marcellus Brown, born 12/5/1838, Lewis Co., died 4/17/1905 Wayne Co., Iowa. He fell from a haystack.  

You may also write to : Jeffrey N. Brown,  1807 S. Cholla,  Mesa, Az. 85202


Craig Beeman                 November 3, 1996

Looking for the marriage record of Chester Morgan & Virginia Townsend. They would have married about 1843/1844. Both the Morgan & Townsend families were residents of Lewis Co., WV.. living in the vicinity of present day French Creek, WV.. Am curious if anyone may have an idea as to where they may have been married, if not in Lewis Co.,


Sandra Griffith                November 7, 1996

Seeking information on Shelton Smith bc 1803 and wife Rachel, known children are Mary Ellen, John and George.  They are in 1880 census, Lewis Co. Thank You.


Jo Carolyn Beebe           November 10, 1996

Elisha Hall, b: 15 Dec. 1801 and Susanna Scott Hall b: 5 May 1789 resided in Lewis Co., VA. where their seven sons were born.  The sons were Lemuel, David, Emanuel, William, Elijah, Elisha and Lawson.  The family moved to Kalamazoo Co., MI in 1831.  If there are any Hall and Scott family members remaining in Lewis Co.,  I would like to hear from them.   


Carol Carlson                 November 12, 1996

Would like to know parents of Nimrod Foster  and Mary Elizabeth Dawson, who were married sometime around 1851.  In 1874 Mary died and Nimrod married Amanda Riffle Groves, in 1882, whose husband Horace Selden Groves had died in 1877.  I don't know her parents either.  When Amanda and Nimrod show up in the 1900 Lewis County census, there is a child Ida B. Foster, that was born before Amanda and Nimrod got married and after both their previous spouses had died.  Who are her real parents?


Roderick Woods            November 25, 1996

Searching for name of spouse ,Mother & Father of Stephen Woods.  Stephen settled in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA. before the Revolution.  Moved to Cottle Glades, Nicholas Co. (before there was a Nicholas Co.)( Nicholas Co. was formed in 1818). Col. Edward Campbell, pioneer historian says: quot; From him came all the Woodses that live in Nicholas Co. & quot; Brown, William & quot; History of Nicholas County, page 390.  Stephen's sons: Stephen Jr., Isaac & John.  John is my line. John married Rebecca Hannah.  Their children: Margaret, Peggy, Isaac Calip, Joseph, William Jackson, Shadrach Chaney, John Campbell, Samuel H., Martha & George Washington Woods.   


Jerry Coffman                            December 6, 1996

Does anyone have information on the family and ancestors of William B. Green (b. ca 1812); married Elizabeth Cutlip ca 1833 in Lewis-Upshur Co. area; died 1851-60 in that area. Elizabeth moved to Braxton County before 1870 with daughter Jemima (census data) and died there in 1873.

Their children are: James, Jonathan, Eliza Ann (my great grandmother who married John Davis), George, Mary, Rachel, Sarah, Susan, and Jemima (data from Lewis Co. census). All information and suggestions will be appreciated.


Jerry Coffman

I'm searching for DEATH information on William B. Green, who died in Lewis County between 1851 and 1861. His wife Elizabeth (Cutlip) Green died in Braxton County ca 1873. Information on his parents, wife, and children also would be helpf


Thanks for your help. Chuck Force                      Sun. December 29, 1996

Looking for information about the parents of Virginia Lewis Smith born March 9, 1852 in Lewis County?  Thanks   


Return to "Resources"