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William A. Downey & Asenath Vangilder

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Husband

 William A. Downey

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 10 Mar 1829 West Virginia  (full birth-date from tombstone)
Marriage 27 Oct 1850 Marion, West Virginia  [ marriage-register page 35, 7th record ]
Death 1 Dec 1912 Forksburg, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-register page 44, line 12 ]
Burial Mount Zion Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father James Downey
his Mother Nancy - - -
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Paralysis (at age 83 years)
Wife

 Asenath Vangilder

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 18 Mar 1827 Monongalia, West Virginia  (birth date and place from death-certificate)
Death 15 Jan 1918 Winfield District, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-certificate #5408 ]
Burial Mount Zion Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father Fredrick Vangilder
her Mother Susan Longstreth
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Old age (died at age 90 years, 9 months, and 27 days)
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State [Source] Spouse
1 F Susannah Downey b 1852 WV  (birth-year from tombstone) [ sp. d. 1937 d.c. ]
m 6 Oct 1889 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 414 ] William H. Hawkins
d 24 Jul 1941 Harrison, WV  [ death-certificate #9043 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
2 M James Frederick Downey b 15 Jan 1854 (birth date from tombstone)  
d 23 Apr 1857 (death date from tombstone) bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
3 F Nancy Ellen Downey
"Ellen"
b 4 Jun 1856 WV  (birth-date from death-certificate) [ sp 1859-1940 d.c.]
m 11 Jan 1882 Marion, WV  [ marriage-register page 80, line 4 ] Camden Swisher
d 13 Mar 1935 Taylor, WV  [ death-certificate #4638 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
4 M Charles Wesley Downey b 1860 WV  (birth-year from tombstone) [ sp. 1859-1936 d.c.]
m 26 Dec 1881 Monongalia, WV  [ marriage-license page 137 ] Susan J. Rumble
d 10 Mar 1934 Monongalia, WV  [ death-certificate #5145 ] bur: Summers Cemetery
5 M Alexander Downey b 1861    
m      
d      
6 F Emma J. Downey b 19 Nov 1863 Marion, WV  (birth date and place from death-cert)  
d 20 Oct 1922 Colfax, Marion, WV  [ death-certificate #12082 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
Notes about Children:

Census Analysis

Head of Household:  William A. Downey Spouse:  Asenath Vangilder
Date / Place of Birth:  1829 / WV Date / Place of Birth:  1827 / Monongalia, WV
Date / Place of Death:  1912 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Death:  1918 / Marion, WV
Marriage Date / Place:  1850 / Marion, WV
1850 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp The Eastern District Pg#   132B
21-year-old William Downey is with his parents, James Downey (age 47) and Nancy Downey (age 42).
Siblings: Alpheus (20), Sarah (17), Eli (11), and James (8).
1850 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp The Eastern District Pg#   130A
23-year-old Asenith Gilder is with her parents, Frederic Gilder (age 50) and Susan Gilder (age 50).
Siblings: Jacob (21), James (15), Phillip (13), Steenrod (11), and Nancy (7)
1860 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp Third Magisterial District; PO: Forksburg Pg# no. 109
Name Age BP Occupation / Additional Information
Downey, William A. 31 VA Farmer; Real-Estate value $480; Personal-Estate value $100.
", Aseneth 33 VA  
", Susannah 8 VA  
", Nancy E. 5 VA  
", Infant 1/12 VA  
Lines 21-25; Enum-Dwelling #805; Enum-Family #764
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Marion Twp Winfield Township Pg# no. 12
Name Age BP Occupation / Additional Information
Downey, William A 41 VA Farmer; Real-Estate value $500; Personal-Estate value $100
", Arenatha 43 VA Keeping house
", Susan 18 VA Without occupation
", Nancy E. 14 VA Without occupation
", Charles W. 11 VA at home
", Alcinda M. 9 VA at home
", Emma J. 7 WV at home
Lines 28-34; Enum-Dwelling #85; Enum-Family #86
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:93; Winfield District Pg# no. 17
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downey, William 50 WV WV-WV; married; Farmer
", Asenata (wife) 53 WV WV-WV; Keeping House
", Susan (dau) 26 WV WV-WV; single; at home
", Ellen (dau) 24 WV WV-WV; single; at home
", Charles (son) 21 WV WV-WV; single; Farm Laborer
", Alexander (son) 19 WV WV-WV; single; Farm Laborer
", Emma J. (dau) 14 WV WV-WV; at home; attended school during the year
Lines 1-7; Enum-Dwelling #127; Enum-Family #129
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:64; Winfield Magisterial District Pg# Sheet 11A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Downey, William A. (head) 71 WV MD-MD; born Mar 1829; married-50-years; Farmer
", Aceneth (wife) 73 WV WV-WV; born Mar 1827; married-50-years; 6-children-born / 5-living
", Emma J. (dau) 37 WV WV-WV; born Aug 1862; single
Lines 9-11; Enum-Dwelling #171; Enum-Family #171; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #147
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:76; Winfield Magisterial District Pg# Sheet 5A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downey, William A. (head) 81 WV MD-unknown; 1st-marriage; married-59-years; Farmer, General farm; O.A.
", Asenath (wife) 83 WV WV-PA; 1st-marriage; married-59-years; 6-children-born / 5-living
", Emma J. (dau) 47 WV MD-PA; single
Lines 37-39; Enum-Dwelling #85; Enum-Family #86; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #81

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