1998 Queries

LEWIS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

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George Wetzel                            Thur. Jan. 1, 1998

WETZEL, WHETSEL, SMITH, MURPHEY

I am researching my family, WETZEL. I have recently found information that my great grandfather was George Jackson WETZEL. It would also appear that his father was Jacob (WHETSEL) and mother was Eve Smith. I have found information that lists six children living at home during the 1850 census. Dennis D. (19), Rebecca J. (15), George J. (13 - my g.g.f.); Margaret M. (11), Jefferson P. (8) and Albert L. (2). I also have a newspaper clipping that names a son born in 1824 as being Lewis S. Are there any birth records that would confirm any or all of the above info and are there any children recorded between Lewis S. and Dennis D.? I would also be interested in any marriage or death records.

The same newspaper article lists the children of Lewis S. and Annistasia Murphey were: Daniel E. b. 9/11/1850, John F. b. 6/13/1852, Charles b. 10/27/1859, Lulu F. b. 9/20/1862; that his father (Jacob) died in 1862 Also that Lewis S. is the grandson of George WETZEL of 1812 war and relative of frontiersman, Lewis WETZEL.

Any and all information is greatly appreciated. Thank you


Sharon (Barbour) Banzhoff                             Sat. Jan. 3, 1998

BARBOURS, BARBER, BOWERS

I am trying to find more on my line of BARBOURS (spelled BARBER in the 1880 Census) records for Lewis Co. Adelina (Bowers) BARBOUR died in the State Hospital in Weston on the 10th of September 1903, according to her death certificate. Her death certificate also states that her father was William  BOWERS and she was born in PA. I am trying to find descendants of the BARBOUR/BOWERS line.


George Wetzel                        Wed. Jan. 7, 1998

WETZEL, SMITH, MURPHEY

Hello - I am trying to find info on Jacob WETZEL, b.1803 in VA, d. 1862. M. Eve Smith 10/03/1822 in Lewis Co. I have the following children listed: Lewis S. b. 7/17/1824 Lewis Co., Dennis D., b. 1831; Rebecca J. b. 1835; George Jackson b. 1837 Weston, Lewis Co., d. 2/20/1898 in Burning Springs; Margaret M. b. 1839; Jefferson P. b. 1842 and Albert Robert L. b. 1848. Because Jacob was married and some or all of children were born in Lewis Co., I am assuming that he was probably from that area also.

I have info that Lewis S. m. Annistasia Murphey and had four children before moving to Burning Springs. Also that he was an oil man in 1861. Albert married a Mary J. ? who was b. 1853 Mason, VA

Thank you for any and all assistance you can be.


Anna R. Walsh                                                 Sun. Jan. 11, 1998

WEEKLEY, BASSELL

I am looking for information on WEEKLEY. The only one I know of that was born in Lewis County, WV is HARVEY HALL WEEKLEY (b: 1886 d: 1956) who married Margaret Elizabeth BASSELL Any info would be appreciated!


Corrina Waggy                                                 Sat. Jan. 17, 1998

WAGGY, SNYDER, WILSON

I am researching our family surname; WAGGY. I am looking for information on JACOB WAGGY and LIDA (SNYDER) WAGGY. I know they had two sons, EZRA V. b. 6/7/1867 or 1868 and THOMAS E. Ezra married ELIZABETH (WILSON) 4/26/1893 in West Virginia and moved to Ohio circa 1900.  Thank you.


Brenda Collins Dillon                                           Wed. Jan. 21, 1998

SHOULDERS, SHOULDIS

Searching for a family connection or info on the John W. and Nisa SHOULDERS Line. I find them on Lewis Co census 1850 & 1860 .

They are listed w/ children Joshua,Jesse,Anna,Amos(my line), Nancy,David,Mary,Charity, Phillip and Sarah. Amos Ritter SHOULDERS b. 1842 Ireland Lewis Co WV. d. 1923; married Scynthia Ann BICE( no info available) b. 1839 d. 1917. I am told Amos was of Indian Bloodline and he was a well known farmer and herb doctor in Lewis Co. Anyone researching this family I would love to connect with. There is a file on my home site APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN FAMILIES 


Jenny Rasmusson                                   Thu. 19 Feb 1998    

MACE, STACY

Looking for any info on ISAAC MACE who collected a pension in 1835 in Lewis county. He was a neighbor of Thomas Stacy and Peter Stacy - my family. Glad to exchange info.


Tammy McNee                                             Wed. Feb. 18, 1998

PRINGLE, BLOSSER

I'm searching for any information on the surname PRINGLE of Lewis County, W.V.A.LIZA JANE PRINGLE b.1857 father possibly BERSILLA PRINGLE ?,Liza married WILLIAM N BLOSSER 6/27/1879.


Mike Waggoner                        Fri. Feb. 20, 1998

Hi, interested in PERRY GREEN WAGGONER JUNE 15,1822 --APRIL15,1861 YOUNG MAN DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANY INFO. ON HIS DEATH ? He was my G.G.G. GRANDFATHER . HAVE PHOTO ABLUM OF AREA PEOPLE @ 1850 THRU 1910 NAMES IN ABLUM ARE WAGGONER, BORAM , KENNEDY, ALKIRE MCLAUGHLIN, NICOLES, AND JEFFERES. ALONG WITH OTHERS . THESE PEOPLE LIVED IN AND @ LEWIS COUNTY.---- THANKS-- MIKE WAGGONER


Rosemary Humphreys                       Sun. Mar. 8, 1998

Cain, Miller, Triplett

Looking for information on Cain family. My Grandfather William Cain born 1869 supposedly at Jane Lew. He married Sarah Belle Miller, b. Clarksburg, W.V. Williams Father was Frank Cain. My father was Coleman French Cain, b. 1903, married Virgie Triplett in 1926.


Carol Garvin                          Mon. Mar. 23, 1998

KIE/KEE, DUNCAN

I am seeking the parents and siblings of both Martha KIE/KEE, (b. 1821; d. 11 Nov 1895) and her husband Jacob DUNCAN, b. 1812 in VA; d. 28 Mar 1883 in Lewis County, WV. Both are buried in Vandalia Cemetery.


Colleen Kline                               Thur. Mar. 19, 1998

WILSON, MCNEMAR

My William Wilson was born about 1827. Married abt 1849 to Sarah McNemar and had the following children that I know of in Lewis Co.: Emery abt 1851; Samuel G 04 Apr 1851; Martha abt 1857; Margaret abt 1859 (don't know if she may have had a nickname of Lucy-it doesn't seem likely but back then who knows! and Hiram abt 1862. If you see any connections let me know.


Donna Smith Vaughn                Wed. Mar. 18, 1998

SMITH, FLESHER, RIDER.

SMITH,Abraham, md. Sarah FLEHSER, 1822 in Lewis Co.WV. This is Not the Abraham Smith with wife, Martha in Lewis Co.in 1870, though may be related.

The Abraham SMITH I am looking for has a son, Cyrus SMITH, b:ca.1841. Both are likely related to Ira SMITH. Ira SMITH is in a hospital for the insane in 1870 at Lewis Co. Cyrus SMITH,b:ca.1841, md.Hester RIDER,in 1868 at Greenbrier Co.WV. His marriage cert. states his parents were Abraham SMITH and Sallie. My father and grandfather were both named Ira Smith. My grt grandfather was named Cyrus. It is this Cyrus and his father, Abraham Smith that I am seeking. Thank you


J. Scott Moss                             Tue. Mar. 24, 1998

REXROAD

HI my name is J. Scott Moss and I live in Nashville, NC. My mom is from WVa and I am trying to research our family tree. I would like to post the following query:

I am seeking information on the REXROAD family of Lewis county. I would like any information on the family. My grandfather was James Garland REXROAD son of James Arden REXROAD. James L. REXROAD was James Arden's father.

Any further genealogy information would be greatly appreciated.


Susan Young                             Tues. Mar. 24, 1998

JACK, WESTFALL, HOOVER, SMITH

I am looking for information on John J. JACK and his wife Catherine WESTFALL. John was born in Lewis Co. VA around 1816. He and Catherine can be found on the 1850 census as living in Lewis Co. but moved to Roane Co. several years later. John had a brother Thomas JACK that is also found on the 1850 Lewis Co. census. Thomas was married to Fanny HOOVER. I have not been able to find the mother or father of John J. or Thomas JACK.

Catherine's parents were Jacob C. WESTFALL and Elizabeth SMITH who are believed to have been from Lewis Co. also.

Any information on JACK, WESTFALL, SMITH, or HOOVER would be greatly appreciated.


Marilyn Sutton-Stroup                    Sat, 28 Mar 1998

SUTTON, WAGGONER, SHEETS

SUTTON, John A. b. 1843. Md. Luverna C. Waggoner Nov 30 1871 Lewis Co. Later md. Virginia A. Reger. SUTTON, Samuel C. b. 1848. Md. Margaret A. Waggoner Nov 29 1874 Lewis Co. John A. & Samuel C. were sons of Jacob G. & Dianna Sheets SUTTON md. 1839 Pocahontas Co VA/WV. Would like to share info with anyone on these families.


Gwen Sizemore                           Mon. Apr 6, 1998   

Stealey

I am looking for information on a photographer who operated in Weston in the mid-to-late 1800's. His name was Jacob Stealey. I have a photo taken by him that I am trying to date. Knowing when he was in the area would make the task much easier. Help! Help!


 Juanita Burke                      Sun, 12 Apr 1998

SMITH, BUTCHER, BUSH

I am searching for the family of John Smith and a Miss Butcher. She is dau of Paulser and Elizabeth Bush Butcher. A son, John B. Smith is  mentioned in Paulser Butcher's will. Would like to know more on this  Smith family. Who is John Smith and the siblings of John B. Smith. Any info is most welcome.


Shirley Stoops                         Thu. Apr. 16, 1998

MORRISON, BLACK, BONNETT, MCNEMAR, BOZARTH, ENGLAND, SHERVE, POWERS

I am looking for any information on James Morrison born 17?? to Elizabeth Jane Bozarth whos first husband was Uriah Fornash.

James Morrison children:

John b. 1801   m. Susan Black, Sarah Bonnett

Jacob b. June 18, 1813      m. August 13,1835 Lewis Co. Va.   d. March 08, 1885 Lewis Co. WV (Vandalia Cemetery row 10   h/o Margaret McNemar

Isaac b. 1817   m. Dec. 16, 1836 Randolph Co. Va.   d. 1895   h/o Harriet England

David b. 1819   m. May 23, 1840 Lewis Co. Va.   d. Dec. 29, 1896 or 98 Lewis Co. WV Vandalia cemetery row 13   h/o Helen Shreve and Hanna Powers


Shirley Clark           

BUSH, FERRELL, RADCLIFF, GLUCK, WOOFTER, HARTLEY, BARTLETT

Charles Luther Bush was born abt 1849 in Lewis Co. VA(WV). He married Eliz. Ferrell in 1868 and my Grandfather William Henry was born a year later. I can supply decendent info on this line to anyone who is interested.

My Great grandfather was Charles Luther Bush possibly born in Lewis Co or Goochland Co. VA He married Elizabeth Ferrell and their children were Georgie (m. Radcliff), Ralph, William H. (m. Gertrude Gluck), Birdie (m. Woofter), Addie (m.Bartlett), Allie (m. Hartley). After Lizzie died he married Allie? and they had Lynn and Glenn. Who were his parents and what was his second wife's last name. Thank you.


Sandra Griffith                    Sun Apr. 19, 1998

SOMMERVILLE, SMITH

Looking for the family of Thomas SOMMERVILLE and Mary Ellen SMITH, she has 2 children in the 1850 Lewis Census, George 4, and Lee [Sylvanus Lee Sommerville] 1. These were illegitimate children, Mary is d/o Shelton and Rachel SMITH of Lewis Co, Thomas Sommerville was from Harrison County.


Tonya Shaffer Chacon            Wed. Apr 22, 1998

SHAVER, PARSONS, HAMMOCK, WOODYARD, HARPER, MARTIN

I am a desendent of Paul Shaver born 1759 Pendleton Co. Rev War indian spy. Paul was living in Lewis County in 1833 at the age of 74. Looking children of Paul. According to the Rev War Files he had several children (names not listed). Wife only known to family as "HUMMY"

One son John Paul married woman only known as Sarah. Known Children from this marriage is : John Paul Jr (no known info) Thomas (m Dorthy Parsons) David (m Mary Green Hammock m again to Sarah Woodyard from Tazwell Co.) Mary b. 1829 (possibly married a Harper) and Lafayette my great-great grandfather, b. 1835 Married Eliza Virginia Martin.

Lafayette was a Civil War Soldier (7th WV Calvary). Looking for any-other desendents or info on any of the above.


Alan Williard Lewis                  Sun Apr. 26, 1998

STIERNS, HILL

I AM GRASPING FOR STRAWS LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WITH THE SURNAME OF STIERNS OR HILL .STIERNS I BELIVE TO BE A MAIDEN NAME OF A LADY THAT MARRIED TYRE HILL

TYRE HILL -WILBUR AUREN STIERNS HILL -W. A. HILL -OR W. S. HILL .I CAN NOT FIND CONFED. RECORDS ON THE MEN I WONDER IF THEY WERE UNION ?THE DATES ON  THIES NAMES IN VIRGINIA OR WEST VIRGINIA WOULD BE ABOUT 1820 TO 1858 .I  WOULD BE SO THANKFULL FOR ANY HELP OR ADVISE !!!


Rhonda Keith                          Wed, 29 Apr 1998

KEITH, SNODGRASS

I would like to trace the KEITH line, starting with my grandfather, L. GAIL KEITH, who was listed as born in Lewis County, 1886 (d. 1956) in  the record of his marriage to T. Pearl Metz (nee SNODGRASS) in Calhoun  County in 1914. His father is listed as Sam Keith. "Gail" might be  spelled "Gale." He is buried in Fink Cemetery (1886-1956) along with S. L. KEITH (1861-1951) and S. A. KEITH (1865-1943).

I would also like to identify S. L. and S. A. Keith. I haven't found any of these Keiths in the Calhoun County web site. I would appreciate information about  these, or any other Keiths who are connected. I would also be interested in information on the SNODGRASS line. Thanks. Rhonda Keith  (daughter of Gordon Gail Keith)


Mary Lou Steele                       Sun May 10, 1998

HITT, GARR

I am looking for information on Stephen Robert Hitt. I know that he was born 9/22/1836--location?. He died 12/23/1930 in Lewis Co.

He was married to Amanda Garr. I do not know where they were married.

He served in the Virginia Calavry in 1865. this is my grt grand father. My grand mother knows that they moved to Lewis Co. but not from where. any help would be appreciated


Dave Smith                            Tue. May 12, 1998

MALOOLY

I am looking for information on a Virginia MaLooly, who has a twin sister Vera MaLooly. Virginia attended a Catholic High School in Weston around 1945-47, of which I don't know the name. Her last name has more than likely changed from marrige, any Info would be helpful Thanks. Les Thomas


Dennis Morrison                     Mon May 18, 1998

 or wrtie to:  PO Box 959  Eaton Park, Florida 33840-0959  941-665-7349

MORRISON, FORINASH

Looking for information on the ages of James Morrison and Jane Forinash, married sometime around 1800 and had children between 1801 and 1819. I need a marriage date and parent's names and also ages of these two individuals.

Writing from Florida. Glad to share info.


Donnie Shiflett                                      Fri May 22, 1998

SHIFLETT, CALDWELL, CRAIGHEAD

I am aiding family members researching our genealogy. We have traced a deed with information concerning brothers Absolom, Manassas and James and the son, William, of Absolom.

Any information concerning these persons will be appreciated.

My grandfather, John Lawrence Shifflett, was born around the turn of the century and lived in Montgomery County Virginia (VPI-SU), Smyth County Virginia and then in Augusta (Waynesboro City) Virginia.

He married Leslie Caldwell and bore the following children: Leroy, John, Ralph, James, Paul, Elmer, Cornelius, Eugene, Douglas and Danny. There was one half brother William Craighead.

The above said deed references Lewis, Pendleton and Randolph Counties. Any and all help will be appreciated.


JoAnn Cupp                                     Mon Jun 1, 1998

HANNIGAN

Looking for anyone researching or with info on John HANNIGAN (b Jan 1859 in Barbour Co, WV) s/o Thomas and Mary HANNIGAN. married Mary J ? ca 1886. They are in Lewis County censuses from 1900 on.

Children: Elden b ca 1888, Lewis Co., WV., married Eva Anna Jarvis, d/o Samuel, Oct. 25, 1916, Lewis Co., WV;

Georgia b ca 1891;

Frankie b ca 1893; Frankie Cleta Hannigan, 30, born Lewis Co., WV., married Delbert Charles Swick Aug. 27, 1926, LewisCo., WV

Mattie b ac 1896;  Madelirnr Hannigan, 25, born Lewis Co., WV, married John Roscoe McDonald, May 25, 1921 LewisCo., WV.

Daisy b ca 1900;  (Daisy Marguerite Hanningan, b: abt 1901 Lewis Co., WV., Married George Cecil Koon Sep 2, 1920, Lewis Co., WV

Hazel b ca 1903.

What was Marys maiden name ? when and where were John and Mary married?


Sherry Ray                                   Thur Jun 4, 1998

BOLLINGER

Am searching for information regarding Thomas Everet BOLLINGER. He was reported living in Weston according to his mothers obitary in 1946.

Did he remain in Weston? Any information would be most appreciated.

Thank you from Kent, WA.


JNHoover                                 Wed. June 10, 1998

FIDLER

Am trying to locate Fredrick Fidler who served in Company B, 62nd Signal Battalion in North Africa and Italy during 1942 -1945.

Any help would be appreciated.


Doug Shepherd                          Thu. Jun 18, 1998

SHEPHERD

I am looking for specific information on ancestors from pre-1850.

Ezekiel, Charles, and Ezekiel A. Shepherd may have lived in Lewis County. I am specifically looking for marriage records, death records or birth records. I also do not know Ezekiel's parents, siblings or previous family members.


Marlene Hardman                       Mon, 13 Jul 1998

Smith, Hardman, Burrough

I am looking for information on the Smith family. All I have is that a Martin Smith , Lewis Co. born about 1855. m.Kate Hardman 1874. I know that Martin father was named James S. Smith his mother was Lucinda Burrough? Any info would be apprecitated.


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