Marion County, WVGenWeb

Queries - 1997 (August to December)
Marion County, WV

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

Scott A. Rice       26 Dec 1997
My great Granfather was Amos Hawker Scott, born outside Morgantown, WV IN 1880. He owned a large farm near Morgantown, in the area called National, WV His father was Marshal Scott, born around 1840 (Monongalia Co., WV) and his father was James Scott, born around 1815 (Monongalia Co., WV). Does anyone have information on James Scott's Father, Grandfather, etc.? I think there is a connection to earlier Scott's in the area. They were Jacob Scott (Married Catherine Morgan, Daughter of Zackquill Morgan-founder of Morgantown), who died in 1808, Col. James Scott, born 1764 & died in Morgantown, WV in 1848 and Captain David Scott, born 1737. Captain David Scott had obtained 4000 acres from VA for his service in the Revolutionary War. Thank you very much

Mary Rathbun   24 Dec 1997
I am searching for information about the Jehu Elmer MC BEE who married Ellen YOST (b. 7 June 1833, d. 8 June 1874, buried St. John's Cemetery, Bassnettsville, Marion Co., WV). It is my undersatnding that this Jehu Elmer MC BEE immigrated from Ireland (exact place and date unknown) with his four brothers (names unknown). I am particularly interested in any information on where he was from in Ireland. The couple had 10 children, 3 of whom died in childhood and 7 of whom lived to be adults. The 7, alll apparently born in Fairview, MArion Co., WV, are 1) Jehu Elmer MC BEE (b. 6 April 1856, Fairview, Marion Co., WV, d. 21 June 1930, Fairview, Marion Co., WV, buried Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Marion Co. WV) who married Mary Ellen HENDERSON on 3 July 1881 -- they had 5 children. 2) E. Cam MC BEE who married Angelene CONAWAY -- they had 5 children. 3) Willard MC BEE who married ? DARLING -- they had 2 children. 4) David H. "Buzz" MC BEE who married Mary Ellen HESS -- they had 5 children. 5) Zana MC BEE who married Conrad TOOTHMAN -- they had 6 children. 7) Hulda MC BEE who married Ashby WELLS -- they had 8 children.
Thank you.

Ronald Stottlemire   24 Dec 1997
I am looking for information on Stottlemire and Lucas Family from Marion Co. mainly from the Fairmont area. Thank you.

Hugh Smith   21 Dec 1997
Zona Stull b. 1888 d. 14 June 1938. Married Nicklas Stewart (son of James F. Stewart & Melissa Engeline Lemasters) abt. 1904. Probably in Marion Co. or Monongalia Co., WV. She died in Monongalia Co. Has five sisters, three of which are Rosie, Fronie & Olive. Have you came across any of these names.

Larry L. Legge   23 Dec 1997
As part of a West Virginia Historical Society project, I would like to communicate with anyone having knowledge of any member or descendent of the family of Harvey Loyal MYERS, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey MYERS, who resided at Rt. 1, Hammond, Marion County, West Virginia, during WW II. Harvey Loyal MYERS was lost during WW II when his submarine, USS FLIER, sank in Balabac Strait, Philippine Islands.

Dale Ice   16 Dec 1997
I am searching for relatives of Abraham & Phoebe Ice.They had 4 children (that I know of) Zerilla (b.2-8-1828) Elvina (m.WW Hunt), Marquis David and Andrew Sephas. In the 1860 census, my greatgrandfather, Emery Camwell Ice, was living with Abe & Phoebe. If he is their child,Phoebe would have been 46 when he was born. The family rumor is that he was born to 1st cousin,which Abe & Phoebe were.The age is odd, though,not impossible. Perhaps Emery was Zerilla's or Elvina's son.Elvina had a daughter,Mary,two years younger than Emery(he was born 1846 or so.) Emery left at age 18 for Iowa,evidently settling with Nimrod & Dorcas Conaway(Conway) in Oto, Iowa circa 1870. Nimrod was a cousin, I believe.

carolyn hickey   12 Dec 1997
I am looking for GEORGE W. JONES married to Sarah Salina AHMANN JONES McINTIRE b. 24 Feb 1868 in WV(father Eugene AHMANN mo: Linda STONEKING b. WV) about 1882. They lived for many years in Mannington, Marion Co., WV. They had one son, Thomas Joseph JONES b. Mar. 8, 1869 in Mt. Morris, PA married to Agnes JONES with son, Charley; Stella Ann JONES SWART SCHEFFLER b. 11 Dec 1869 in Blacksville, WV; Nell (Mrs. J.G. MARLING; Clara, Mrs. Ralph SANTEE, Martha, Mrs. Ed HILL. Thank you,

Phrenn   8 Dec 1997
I am searching for any information about William Meredith born 1798 married to Hannah Meredith.

MurielRS   8 Dec 1997
I am searching for information on the parentage of MARY ARNETT, b. about 1810 in Arnettsville, Marion County, and married SOLOMON HOGE/HOGUE. Their son, James Arnett Hoge married Sarah Satterfield.

Jim Beall   8 Dec 1997
Trying to find any information about Ralph Finley Beall son of Effie and Emanuel Beall, E. M. Beall and his wife [ first name unknown] . Last known area was Rachel or Downs WV near Mannington. My last contact was about 1945. Any info would be appreciated.

Jim Robinson    04 Dec 1997
My line comes from Benjamin Robinson, b 1758, revolutionary soldier who later was sheriff of Harrison Co. I have direct line from him to present time but have not been unable to verify his parents/grandparents or their place of origin. Also seeking info on location of Benjamin's burial site. Thanks for any help. Let me know if you can use my info.

Marcye Davies    03 Dec 1997
I am looking for any information on Thornton Malone. He was born on Aug. 13, 1855 in Marion County. On April 24, 1878, he married Lavina Swisher, 7th child of Levi and Nancy Swisher. I need parents, siblings, etc. Thanks

Roy Lee   2 Dec 1997
WILLIAMS, JOHN and wife Eliza or Elizabeth - looking for their ancestors and Eliza's maiden name. John Williams b.1809 or 1811, d.1890. He may have been from PA or MD. Eliza b.1816 or 1817, d.1888. HELSLEY, NIMROD b. 1830, w. BAKER, ELIZABETH; and WORRALL, HANNAH, b. 1740s? in PA w. of Richard Nuzum lived at Goose Creek and she came from Quaker family. Thanks for any info, send to ROYLEE@prodigy.net

Bob Warren   30 Nov 1997
I am attempting to locate the gravesite of Jacob W. WARREN, b. 1854 in Dravosburg, PA, m. Harriet CUNNINGHAM (b. 1868, d. ca. 1938) in 1891 and moved to Mannington, WV in the 1890's. The family lived in Mannington up to the 1930's. One daughter, Ida WARREN NOVAK, b. 1906, moved to Baltimore in the early 30's. Other children listed in the census include Bricen, b. 1894, and Sarah, b. 1895.

Hugh Smith   30 Nov 1997
I am looking for some information on the Cheuvront family. One Rosie Cheuvront maiden name Stull. She married a Jim Cheuvront and they had at least four children: Icy, Florance & Lawrance (twins) and Jim. Rosie died in Monongalia Co., WV probably in the 1950's. Any information would be greatful. May have lived in Marion County at one time.

Brian   29 Nov 1997
My family tree includes IRA HALL b. May 21, 1821 near Fairmont. He died Nov. 28, 1912. His wife was KATHRYN BARKER. I am looking for any and all information on Ira's parents and anything at all on Kathryn.
Thanks

Scott A. West   28 Nov 1997
Searching for information on the family of Robert Asabery WEST, married Margaret ?; children Henry and daughter ?; second wife Margaret or Martha ?, children James L., born 1862, Mary Elizabeth (called "Lib"), and Ellen. Census records list Robert Asabery WEST often as Asbury, Asabury, or Asabery. Found in Monongalia County in the 1860 Census; family moved to Marion County sometime after 1860. James L. WEST married Susan Bertha OSBORN; both buried at the Linn Cemetery, Benton's Ferry, Marion Co., W.Va. Other WEST family members around Kingmont, Pleasant Valley, and Fairmont/Mon River Valley.

Glover   24 Nov 1997
Seeking info for any Marion County GLOVERS pre 1850. Thanks!

Maurice Rice   15 Nov 1997
I am looking for a good history of the early settlers in this area. My great great Grandfather was John Rice who with his Wife Mary settled In Metz and is listed in the 1840 census.

penny cercone   Sat, 08 Nov 1997
i am searching for the husband of sarah doolittle born 1804, wva. she was the mother of moses doolittle and mary jane doolittle. any help appreciated.

Vana Fessler   Thu, 06 Nov 1997
I am looking for the family of Samuel Thomas POWELL b. abt. 1796 PA. Samuel married Sarah MORTON b. 1797 Brownsville, Fayette Co., PA. Sarah is descended from the MORTON, HANCE, TAYLOR, & BLACKBURN families. Samuel and Sarah left Fayette Co. abt 1815 to relocate around Brandonville and Newburg, Preston Co., WV. Hope someone can give me some information.

Ardis McDonald   Thu, 6 Nov 1997
I am looking for further information on Sarah A. MC DANIEL. She was listed in the 1890 Veteran's Schedule as residing in Mannington District 84, Marion County, WV. I believe she may be my 3rd great grandmother Sarah A. (BAILEY) MC DANIEL m. to Uriah MC DANIEL in the early 1830s. Sarah was the dau. of Joseph BAILEY, Jr. and Charlotte POWELL of Taylor county, WV. Sarah and Uriah had a son, Joseph MC DANIEL b. Mar. 23, 1834 in WV.

LOOMAN   Sat, 25 Oct 1997
I am looking for siblings of John LOOMAN. He b. 1821 in what was then Monongalia Co. s/o Moses and Lucy (HIGGINBOTHOM) LOOMAN. John md. Ann Tacy WATSON. He is said to have been a 7th son. Lived in Marion Co. in 1850's and later Harrison Co. His children lived in Marion Co. His son Robert my grandfather.e-mail CACE5792@aol.com

shirley fitzwater    Tue Oct 14 20:22:41 1997
searching for Martha Thomas, and James Preston Hall. .

Marjorie Smallwood   Sat, 04 Oct 1997
My name is Marjorie Smallwood and my family on both sides lived in Marion County. Surnames are: SMALLWOOD, MANNING, KINNAN, HILDEBRAND, THOMAS, SHAVER/SHAFFER, VINCENT. I have a homepage at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/m/a/Marjorie-A-Smallwood/index.html which contains several genealogy reports on these lines. I am especially interested in finding the father of John Henry Smallwood, b. 1843 in Pruntytown, WV, d Jan 24, 1924 in Fairmont. His family may have come to Virginia from Maryland. There is a Joe Smallwood buried in a cemetery in Pruntytown? Also Frank Smallwood is a possibility. Lewis Hildebrand is the father of John Henry's wife Margaret A. Hildebrand. I am at a deadend here, also. She was born in 1842 in Opakiski? I can't find any reference to this name except a street name. Are you familiar with this name? Lewis wife's name was Maria Matheny. Thank you for any help you can give and any suggestion as to the best use I can make of your excellent website. I live in Arkansas and do not foresee being able to visit WV for searching.

Donna Patton    Thu Oct 2 15:36:38 1997
Looking for parents of Josiah Chamberlain b. 1806 m. 1st to Elizabeth Holbert, 2nd Sarah Jones or (Jomes) date unknown. Believe fathers name was John came to WV out New Jersey. Josiahs brothers names John, James. and sister Mary. They left WV ca. late 1840. Also would like to find anything about Sarah. Have nothing at all.

Rebecca Price    Fri, 3 Oct 1997
In search of birth, death, & marriage dates for William H. Morgan. He raised a family at Morgan Mills near Farmington Marion Co. between 1800-1846. Wife's name was Catherine. Had a son John W. Morgan b. 5 Sept. 1815. Who were his parents?

Suzan Wedig    Sun Sep 28 19:01:50 1997
Looking for ancestors believed to have resided in Marion Co. during 19th century. Maternal side: BAKER, PITZER, ROBINSON, WELLS. Paternal side: ANKROM, RICHARDSON, DAVIS, SPENCER, FLEMING Please contact me if you know of a connection amongs these names.

Hugh Smith   Tue, 26 Aug 1997
Looking for information on the following Smith linage. Charles Smith m. Sarah Vorse, children: Winfield Scott b. Mar. 22, 1973 d. April 14, 1942(m. Senia Lemasters, b. Oct. 19, 1880 d. June 20, 1930); Abbie (m. Hubbs), Kathie, Joe, Henen, Kinze, Neil and Harvey. Note: Only sure about Winfield, my grandfather. He lived for some time in Wetzel, Co., WV were he met and married Senia or Cenia. Moved to Monongalia Co., WV. probably after 1900. Winfield Scott Smith m. Senia (Ocena or Cenia) May Lemasters, Children: Chester Arthur, b. May 13, 1899 d. June 30, 1955. Born probably in Wetzel Co., died in Monongalia Co. ( m. Melissa Olive Stewart, resided in Monongalia Co.); Flossie Ledora (married a Maust); Bessie, Lester, Sylvester, Dephia (married Robert Mollard); Opal, Bertha Marie, Katherine Ruby and Dollie May b. Feb. 6, 1914 d. Mar. 24, 1947. Flossie, Dephia, Lester, Katherine (Kit) and Dollie lived in Monongalia County, WV. Lester died in Fairmont, WV. in early 1970's. Another line through my g grandmother is Mary E. "Molly" Smith m. Jasper Lemasters, b. Sept. 20, 1855 d. Nov. 17, 1896. Do not know her birth or death date. Live for some time in Wetzel Co. Children: Senia, William Clarance( m. Siddie Estep), Charles b. May 8, 1885 d. Nov. 1, 1967(Edith Greathouse); Winfield Scott (m Virgie Postelwait) Winnie, Docia, Mamie, Gemima b. Mar. 8, 1890 and Marcus DeLaFayette "Lathie" b. Dec. 8, 1891 d. after 1967. Senia, Clarance, Charles, Lathie lived in Monongalia Co. WV where they died.

Phil Snyder    Sun Sep 21 16:26:19 1997
Researching the Metz line of Marion County, WV. My line of Metzs can be viewed at http://members.aol.com/psnyder97. My line includes Jacob Metz who married Catherine Ada Michael. Jacob is known for having the town of Metz, WV named in honor of him.

Joyce Ann Fletcher    Sat Sep 20 12:04:26 1997
VARNER - Thomas Jefferson VARNER born ca 1848 in Marion Co., (W)Va. near Fairmont. Son of Lewis & Sarah VARNER. Any info. appreciated.

Phil Snyder    Sun Sep 14 13:21:12 1997
I am researching the METZ line beginning with Jacob Metz who married Elizabeth Catherine HACKMAN. I would be interested in communicating with any other METZ researchers. Most of my METZs settled in the Virginia/ West Virginia area. My direct line can be viewed at http://members.aol.com/psnyder97

Kathleen Rizer    Mon Sep 8 13:21:11 1997
Would like further details on this family. Samuel G. Dorsey married Bashaba Bunner in 1843, Marion Co. Have children and some of their spouses; would like death dates. Children of this Dorsey family were: Alpheus b.1843, Joseph b. 1845 md. Martha Hoult, Nancy b. 1846, Annie/Nancy b. 1845 md. Septhen West, Drusilla b. 1849 md. John W. White, Hannah b. 1849, and Phoebe Dorsey b. 1854.

Art Courtright    Sat Sep 6 19:40:23 1997
My Great Grandfather Jesse Lee COURTRIGHT and his wife Maria Lived atMannington and Glovers Gap Marion Co.WV from 1860 thru 1880 He was born January 1831 in Pennsylvania. I am trying to find the names of his parents. He was a telegrapher probably for B@O and C&O.Children Wm. Frank,MORTON, CHARLES, MINNIE, ARTHUR,WALTER and C.E. Arthur and Minnie are buried at Mannington cemetary.

Don Kerr    Fri Sep 5 13:28:52 1997
Researching William KERR, born in Greene Co.,PA, c. 1800-1803, to Archibald KERR and Mary HUSTON, settled in Middletown (later Fairmont), possibly deputy sheriff when Marion Co. formed in 1842. Unknown spouse, children named: Coleman, George, Abigal, Johnston, Van Kirk. Family suppose to have intermarried with BARNS (BARNES), HAYMOND and SWEARINGEN family. William's father possible died and buried in Marion Co. after c. 1850. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Lynnette Davis    Thu Sep 4 16:03:00 1997
We are compiling a history on Woodburn, Iowa, and need some more information on the John and Bell SWISHER family that came to Woodburn from Marion Co., West Virginia. They were married in Marion County in 1867. We need birthdates, marriages, etc. Their children: Dr. W.F. SWISHER, F.F. SWISHER, Harp P. SWISHER, died in West VA., Boyd SWISHER, Fred SWISHER, Jessie SWISHER, Spray SWISHER, and Wayne SWISHER. Any help would be much appreciated.

Carolyn Hickey    Wed Sep 3 17:37:31 1997
I am seeking info on Cora JONES, daughter of Mary CRIM and John L STURGEON of Mannington, Marion Co., WV John L. STURGEON's parents were the Robert STURGEONS, early settlers of Marion Co. Mary CRIM and John L. STURGEON had three daughters, Cora JONES of Greenwood, Rose GORDON of Lancaster and Gypsy LOOMAN of Ida May. They had six sons, AT, Robert, Edward, Wm., Clint of Mannington and Frank, dec. They lived in the Jerico Addition of Mannington. After Mary died, John married Anna MILE. Their children were Alice GORDON of LANCASTER, Florence STURM of Fairmont, Helen, and Wayne. John L. was a member of the First Christian Church of Mannington. He was buried in the Joe Town Cem. by JB Lazeer, JE Gordon of Fairmont.

Rose   Sat, 30 Aug 1997
I've been trying to research my dad's family.
His name is George Alexander Davis, born 7-3-1919 in Fairmonot, WV, Marion County to John Davis and Queen Bunton Davis. John and Queen had several children, but I don't know all names. Some were:

James "Sugarbowl" Davis, b. 1905 (Madisonville, KY, Hopkins County), d. 1977 in Fairmont. At time of death was married to Virginia.
Other siblings (don't know birth/marriage dates/locations): Charles; Nathaniel (believe died in Fairmont); Mary (Charles Suggs) moved to Cleveland, OH about 1935-40 and assumed died there; Margaret (?? Cherry) know she attended Dunbar School in Fairmont - moved to Cleveland and died there about 1966; Pearl (?? Turner) moved to Cleveland and died there about 1957-58.

Hugh Smith    Tue, 26 Aug 1997
Looking for information on the following Smith linage.
Charles Smith m. Sarah Vorse, children: Winfield Scott b. Mar. 22, 1973 d. April 14, 1942(m. Senia Lemasters, b. Oct. 19, 1880 d. June 20, 1930); Abbie (m. Hubbs), Kathie, Joe, Henen, Kinze, Neil and Harvey. Note: Only sure about Winfield, my grandfather. He lived for some time in Wetzel, Co., WV were he met and married Senia or Cenia. Moved to Monongalia Co., WV. probably after 1900.

Hugh Smith    Tue, 26 Aug 1997
Looking for information on the following Smith linage.
Winfield Scott Smith m. Senia (Ocena or Cenia) May Lemasters, Children: Chester Arthur, b. May 13, 1899 d. June 30, 1955. Born probably in Wetzel Co., died in Monongalia Co. ( m. Melissa Olive Stewart, resided in Monongalia Co.); Flossie Ledora (married a Maust); Bessie, Lester, Sylvester, Dephia (married Robert Mollard); Opal, Bertha Marie, Katherine Ruby and Dollie May b. Feb. 6, 1914 d. Mar. 24, 1947. Flossie, Dephia, Lester, Katherine (Kit) and Dollie lived in Monongalia County, WV. Lester died in Fairmont, WV. in early 1970's.

Hugh Smith    Tue, 26 Aug 1997
Looking for information on the following Smith linage.
Another line through my g grandmother is Mary E. "Molly" Smith m. Jasper Lemasters, b. Sept. 20, 1855 d. Nov. 17, 1896. Do not know her birth or death date. Live for some time in Wetzel Co. Children: Senia, William Clarance( m. Siddie Estep), Charles b. May 8, 1885 d. Nov. 1, 1967(Edith Greathouse); Winfield Scott (m Virgie Postelwait) Winnie, Docia, Mamie, Gemima b. Mar. 8, 1890 and Marcus DeLaFayette "Lathie" b. Dec. 8, 1891 d. after 1967. Senia, Clarance, Charles, Lathie lived in Monongalia Co. WV where they died.