Marion County, WVGenWeb

Queries - 1997 (January to March)
Marion County, WV

Please be aware!! - these queries are from 1997 and the email addresses may no longer be valid.

Matthew W. Reese Fri Mar 7 18:55:15 1997
I am interested in the Reese family of the Mannington area. James Reese (1809-1885) was born in Waynesburg, Greene Co., PA, the son of William and Cassandra Rees. He moved to Mod's Run, near Rachel, around 1845. He fathered 3 children: Ephraim (1836-1902), who moved to Kansas; Mary (1848-1903), who married a Talkington; and John M. (1834-1904) who is my gg grandfather. John had 12 children: James A. (1854-1905), Priscilla (1856- 1919), Ulises (1858-1859), Mary A. (1860-1882), John D.M. (1862- 1871), William G. (1863-1941), Festus Porter (1867-1947), Melissa (1870- 1956), Charles (1873-1940), Marshall (1873-1953), Fred (1879-1908), and Stella Erma (b. 1877). In addition to fathering these 12 kids, John M. was also a Union soldier. I know no details of his activities. The only document I have about his service states that he was a First Lieutenant in the Marion County 147th Militia, Capt. Joseph S. Morris' Co (Cavalry). If you are related, know of the Reeses, Mod's Run, or could possibly help me understand John M. Reese's Civil War service, I'd be delighted to hear from you. Thank You.

Matthew W. Reese Fri Mar 7 18:55:15 1997
I am interested in the Reese family of the Mannington area. James Reese (1809-1885) was born in Waynesburg, Greene Co., PA, the son of William and Cassandra Rees. He moved to Mod's Run, near Rachel, around 1845. He fathered 3 children: Ephraim (1836-1902), who moved to Kansas; Mary (1848-1903), who married a Talkington; and John M. (1834-1904) who is my gg grandfather. John had 12 children: James A. (1854-1905), Priscilla (1856- 1919), Ulises (1858-1859), Mary A. (1860-1882), John D.M. (1862- 1871), William G. (1863-1941), Festus Porter (1867-1947), Melissa (1870- 1956), Charles (1873-1940), Marshall (1873-1953), Fred (1879-1908), and Stella Erma (b. 1877). In addition to fathering these 12 kids, John M. was also a Union soldier. I know no details of his activities. The only document I have about his service states that he was a First Lieutenant in the Marion County 147th Militia, Capt. Joseph S. Morris' Co (Cavalry). If you are related, know of the Reeses, Mod's Run, or could possibly help me understand John M. Reese's Civil War service, I'd be delighted to hear from you. Thank You.

Leonard McCoy Sun Mar 16 13:21:56 1997
I'm looking for information on my mother's family. Her name was Pearl Missouri Brock b.March 21, 1903. Her father was Asa Johnston Brock and her mother was Viola Cicelia Spicer. She is listed on the 1910 Marion Co. census along with sisters Mary, Leona, Myrtle and brothers Edward and Hubert. Her sister Mary Frances Rice signed an affidavit of birth for her in 1960. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.

Kathleen Rizer Sun Mar 16 17:48:16 1997
Seeking to exchange data on Luther Calvin Arnett, b. 1869 in Monongalia Co., married 1891 in Marion Co. to Sarah Swindler. They had at least two children: Luther C. Arnett b. 1892 and married Margaret Reel, and James Gilbert Arnett, b. 1894. Were there other children?

Kathleen Rizer Sun Mar 16 17:54:11 1997
Charles B. Chancelor married Drusilla J. Arnett in 1889 in Marion Co. I have a list of their children and would like dates and spouses. The children were: Bessie Arnett Chancelor, Victor Fleming Chancelor, Charles William Chancelor b. 1893, Nelson Benjamin Chancelor, Jennette, Margaret, Norvall, Olive Estelle, and Almira Drusilla Chancelor.

Kathleen Rizer Sun Mar 16 17:59:10 1997
This family is in the 1850 Marion Co. census. Seeking Boaz Tibbs who married Nancy Price, the dau. of William W. Price and Susanna Morgan. Boaz Tibbs had these children: Robert B. Tibbs, born 1850 and married a Rebecca; Sarah Emily Tibbs b. 1851 and Susan Cassandra Tibbs, b. 1853. Where did this family go? Who did the girls marry?

Kathleen Rizer Sun Mar 16 18:07:38 1997
Sarah A. Price, dau of William W. Price and Susanna Morgan was married twice. Her first husband was Joel McCartney; they married before 1860 as their first child Arabella McCartney was born then. There was also a son Joel S. McCartney born about 1862. Sarah then married John P. Clayton. Was his name Clayton. Were there any children from this second married? What happened to the two McCartney children; who did they marry?

Kim Policastro Mon Mar 17 17:20:08 1997
Looking for the family of David WILSON (born abt 1869) and Lula Salter WILSON They had the following children, Samuel Zane, Naoma, Erma and Ethel. Samuel was my great grandfather. He was born in 1902 in Shinnston, WV. He died in 1949 in Fairmont where most of his sisters lived. I have just recently learned their first names. In his obit they are listed by married names only. Those were Mrs Harry Butcher, Mrs George Boring, and Mrs Joseph Powell. My grandfather was separated from this family at 9 months of age. He had contact with Samuel Zane once when he was a teenager. I would really like to be able to tell him something about the family soon! Any help appreciated!

Diane Glodoski Sun Mar 23 11:25:36 1997
SQUIRE B. NEWELL came to WV from the Western NY area sometime after 1850. He was 33 years old at 1860 Census. Married to LUCY, age 28, at 1860 Census. Lived in Mannington, WV until LUCY died in 1889, then moved to Fairmont, WV, where he married ELIZABETH BOGARD. Children of marriage to LUCY are: NATHAN, AMOS, DELIA, EMMA, JAMES, LLOYD, MILLIE, CHARLES, RACHEL AND RILEY. RILEY NEWELL, b. 12-18-1874, is my grandfather. He died of consumption/heart trouble at age 32 years old in Marion County, 8-10-1906. I would like any information about SQUIRE B. NEWELL and RILEY NEWELL or brothers and sisters and their family origins.

Hal B Hawkins Fri Mar 28 04:50:20 1997
NEPTUNE - I am looking for information on John Neptune born in Ireland in 1740 and arrived in Virginia approx. 1760. He eventually moved to Marion County along with his son Henry. If you have any informaytion on either person please contact me.

Hal B Hawkins Fri Mar 28 04:51:09 1997
NEPTUNE - I am looking for information on John Neptune born in Ireland in 1740 and arrived in Virginia approx. 1760. He eventually moved to Marion County along with his son Henry. If you have any informaytion on either person please contact me.

Edith Bartels Thu Mar 27 19:37:03 1997
I am looking for information about Lewis Sutton, who drowned in the Monongahela River in West Virginia. His death must have been before 1849, when his wife, Catherine (Miller) Sutton, passed away. She is buried in the Atha family cemetery around Fairmont. Lewis was born in 1790 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Michael Anthony Sun Mar 30 05:09:56 1997
Searching for the parents and siblings on my great grandfather Henry Y. BENDER. He was born 09 Feb 1875 in Fairmont, WV. He died 04 Apr 1955 in Webster Springs, Webster County, WV.

Lori Whitwam Sat Feb 1 22:14:35 1997
Searching for death records for David Cunningham, who was born 11 July 1795 in Harrison County. He was the son of Walter and Hannah Cunningham. He married 1)Sarah Randall 2)Janetta Hannah 3)Rebecca Bollinger Kelly. He and Rebecca lived at one time in Marion County, and then probably in Ritchie County.

Lori Whitwam Sat Feb 1 22:40:03 1997
Seeking death record for Rebecca Bollinger Kelly Cunningham. Was married to David Cunningham and the mother of William Grant Cunningham. Born about 1820 in Huntingdon Co., PA. Lived in Marion and Ritchie Counties during her life.

Lucy Pihl Sun Feb 16 09:40:41 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 appricate.

Carol Morris Wed Feb 19 08:49:11 1997
I am interested in locating information on any of the following: Irene Newkirk, Alvin Newkirk, Stuckey, and or Bert Lewis. I would also like to know the location of an establishment know as Skinners Tavern (1908) Possibly in Marion County.

Carol Morris Wed Feb 19 08:49:11 1997
I am interested in locating information on any of the following: Irene Newkirk, Alvin Newkirk, Stuckey, and or Bert Lewis. I would also like to know the location of an establishment know as Skinners Tavern (1908) Possibly in Marion County.

Judith Watson Mon Feb 24 06:50:25 1997
HAMILTON -WATSON - William Harmon Hamilton, son of Boaz Fleming Hamilton and Mariah Parrish, md. Susannah Watson February 24, 1858, in Marion Co. Am seeking information on Susannah's parents, siblings, and any dates of birth and death on parents and grandparents. They moved to Missouri after 1870. Any information on Susannah Watson would be greatly appreciated. I will be glad to exchange information. Thank you.

Doug Garman Mon Feb 24 09:44:25 1997
Looking for death date of THOMAS HASKINS, born 1800, was living with daughter Elizabeth Haskins Harvey in Barbour Co. in 1880

Doug Garman Mon Feb 24 09:46:53 1997
Looking for death date of THOMAS HASKINS, born 1800, was living with daughter Elizabeth Haskins Harvey in Barbour Co. in 1880

Barker, Ronald D. Thu Feb 27 01:15:00 1997
I'm trying to get my family tree togeather for my children. Both sides of my family were from W.Va. My father Vaughn Barker. My mother Stella Marie Miller. I can use all the help I can get.

Barker, Ronald D. Thu Feb 27 01:15:54 1997
I'm trying to get my family tree togeather for my children. Both sides of my family were from W.Va. My father Vaughn Barker. My mother Stella Marie Miller. I can use all the help I can get.

Dannielle Fri Feb 28 15:47:03 1997
I am looking for information on John "Jock" McNeil who moved to Marion Co. from Latrobe, PA c.1900. His wife's name was Marion. I know he was considered a "hero in the explosion of Mine No. 8... for his outstanding work in rescuing entombed miners (local paper, 1935)." He was the father of my great grandfather, Harry "Scotchie" McNeil b. 1892 in Latrobe, PA. Harry married Leah Thobois of Farmington 9/1/14. John also had 2 other sons: Robert of Akron, OH; and John of Farmington, WV. He also had 5 daughters: Mrs. James Sturgeon of Akron, OH; Mrs. Frank Sterling of Akron, OH; Mrs. E.F. Capet; Mrs. Hugh Downs; and Miss Ethel McNeil of Farmington. Any information on the McNeil genealogy would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Ellen Lake Fri Feb 28 15:49:32 1997
Looking for any info on John Ray Donaldson. Born Oct. 22, 1854.in Butler Co. PA. Moved to Fairview, Marion Co. West Virginia.Died March 4, 1934. Looking for any brother or sisters.John Ray father was Samuel C Donaldson

Dannielle Fri Feb 28 15:47:03 1997
I am looking for information on John "Jock" McNeil who moved to Marion Co. from Latrobe, PA c.1900. His wife's name was Marion. I know he was considered a "hero in the explosion of Mine No. 8... for his outstanding work in rescuing entombed miners (local paper, 1935)." He was the father of my great grandfather, Harry "Scotchie" McNeil b. 1892 in Latrobe, PA. Harry married Leah Thobois of Farmington 9/1/14. John also had 2 other sons: Robert of Akron, OH; and John of Farmington, WV. He also had 5 daughters: Mrs. James Sturgeon of Akron, OH; Mrs. Frank Sterling of Akron, OH; Mrs. E.F. Capet; Mrs. Hugh Downs; and Miss Ethel McNeil of Farmington. Any information on the McNeil genealogy would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Ellen Lake Fri Feb 28 15:49:32 1997
Looking for any info on John Ray Donaldson. Born Oct. 22, 1854.in Butler Co. PA. Moved to Fairview, Marion Co. West Virginia.Died March 4, 1934. Looking for any brother or sisters.John Ray father was Samuel C Donaldson

Brenda J. Mason Pittman Thu Feb 13 17:18:14 1997
I am researching MASON/PYLES/PHILLIPS/GALLAGHER. I am looking for a death record or Death Certificate for Olive E. PHILLIPS dod: on or about May 12, 1922. Are these records kept in the Courthouse? If so, what is the cost per copy? Could I get a complete courthouse address?

joanne miller Mon Feb 3 00:14:06 1997
I am seeking info on the HANES/HAINES/HAYNES family, and in my research I have seen all three spellings used. They came from Marion County (Fairview W.Va) and were carpenters.David O. served in the CW and married Amelia HIBBS. I am also researching the LOUGH family who married in the Hanes. Any info would be appreciated!

Kathy Daily Fri Feb 7 14:15:14 1997
FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA:::: Looking for descendants of Walter HALL, brother of my grandfather Harry R. HALL. Born about 1880,, give or take a few years. Kathy Daily

Matthew Wallace Reese Fri Feb 7 21:39:51 1997
I am interested in the REESE family that lived on Mod's Run, near Mannington. James Reese (1809-1885) moved from Waynesburg, PA around 1850 with his wife, Hannah and settled on Mod's Run. They had 3 children: Ephraim, Elizabeth, and John. John (1834-1905) served in the Civil War as a first lieutenant under captain Joseph S. Morris in the Marion County 147th Militia, WV State troops. I've been able to find hardly any records of the activities of this unit. John married Catherine (last name?) and they had 11 children: James, Priscilla, Ulises, Mary, John, William, Festus Porter, Melissa, Charles,Marshall, and Fred. The last Reeses to live in the area were Wallace and Roberta, the children of Orval and Inez. If you are related or know anything about the Reese name or about people that lived on Mod's Run or about the Civil War details I mention, please contact me. mwreese@umich.edu

John Fluharty Mon Dec 30 23:50:35 1996
I am looking for the father of William FLuharty born 1790. Likely candiates are Noah b1748 and Stephen b1750. Also any information that links Joshua Fluharty b1750? to any of the Marion County or Wtezel County Fluharty's.

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Wed Jan 1 14:34:48 1997
My great grandfather, William Grant Cunningham, was born in Marion Co. WV in Nov., 1865. He grew up in Meadow Run and attended Goose Creek school. He was residing in Ritchie Co. when he married Nettie Atkinson on Nov.4, 1886. I would like to find info on his and/or her siblings and parents. Also, I would like to know where the school was and where Meadow Run is. This couple moved to the Boggs Run, Marshall Co. area around the turn of the century.

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Wed Jan 1 14:36:06 1997
My great grandfather, William Grant Cunningham, was born in Marion Co. WV in Nov., 1865. He grew up in Meadow Run and attended Goose Creek school. He was residing in Ritchie Co. when he married Nettie Atkinson on Nov.4, 1886. I would like to find info on his and/or her siblings and parents. Also, I would like to know where the school was and where Meadow Run is. This couple moved to the Boggs Run, Marshall Co. area around the turn of the century.

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Wed Jan 1 14:36:17 1997
My great grandfather, William Grant Cunningham, was born in Marion Co. WV in Nov., 1865. He grew up in Meadow Run and attended Goose Creek school. He was residing in Ritchie Co. when he married Nettie Atkinson on Nov.4, 1886. I would like to find info on his and/or her siblings and parents. Also, I would like to know where the school was and where Meadow Run is. This couple moved to the Boggs Run, Marshall Co. area around the turn of the century.

Sandy Patton Thu Jan 9 08:32:11 1997
HARBERT, Frances Marion. born 26August ? in Shinns Run area of Marion County. Moved to Goose Creek, WV in late 1899 or 1900 to marry Martha Alice Price Burgess (a Widow) in Kanawha Co. Frances Marion died 19 March 1934. Any info greatly appreciated.

joanne miller Tue Jan 14 18:25:29 1997
Hello, I am researching the Hanes (Haines, or Haynes) family who intermarried with the Hibbs family. I am a dexcendant of John Hanes who was born approx. 1752 and whose sons include David Hanes(1840) who is my ggg grandfather. I am particularly interested in matters relating to the Civil War. Also seeking info on Amelia Hibbs, sister of Thomas, who married David. Will appreciate any info at all

Deb Murray Wed Jan 15 09:14:58 1997
Looking for information on JOHN M. GLEASON born May 24, 1808 supposedly in WV. Family information has the family living in Metz and Mannington. John and his wife ELENOR MASTERS moved to Ohio where they had several children. Many family members later moved to southern Indiana. Interested in parents and sibling of John and Elenor. Would be interested in sharing information with others looking at this family.

Edith Cooper-Shaver Thu Jan 23 16:27:03 1997
Researching parents/siblings COOPER, John J., born 1813 in VA(possibly Shenandoah Co. Married in Shenandoah Co., VA in 1833, Mary Hinkins, d/o George & Mary Supinger Hinkins.Located in 1850 Monongalia County Census, 37th District with 8 children: John H., Daniel, Mary C., Margaret A., George W., William M., Peter R. & Richard M. Daniel Cooper is my great grandfather. Would like to know more about his brothers/sisters.

Richard F. Strait Tue Jan 28 10:03:44 1997
What ever happened to Glenn Lowes papers after his death. He had in his possession a manuscript known as the "Bunner Revelations" which gives an account of the persons who went to Brown Co., OH from the Faimont/Barrackville area. In it was information about a Peter Straight and his children. This information was given to me second hand and efforts to obtain a transcription of it from Mr. Lowe was to no avail. I am very much interested in obtaining an abstract of this information as my great great grandfather may have been either his son or grandson. My great great grandfather was James Strai(gh)t b. 1798 and is said to have lived as a small boy near the Monongahela River, probably in what is now Marion Co., WV

Richard F. Strait Tue Jan 28 10:10:04 1997
In my previous query I mispelled Glenn Lowes name, it should be Glenn Lough!!!