Mason County

Queries from Jan - Jun 1997

Ellen Shields Sun Jun 29 15:46:51 1997

Seeking information on my grandfather DELBERT RAY GOFF. He was born 1902.

Gordon Dowrey Tue Jun 24 12:24:59 1997

I am looking for any information on William and Nancy Dowrey, their sons John and Joseph, from Scotland. I believe Joseph was an early settler of Mason City. He was a blacksmith, riverboat captain, and possibly a shop owner.

Russ Czaplewski Sat Jun 21 11:07:43 1997

Frederick SIBREL (b. ca. 1791) and wife Anne (b. ca. 1809) in Mason County in 1820 and 1830 census. In Brown Co., OH by 1840 and later in Adams Co., OH. Seek info on them and their children: Thomas (b. ca. 1836); Anna (1839-1908); Andrew J. (b. ca. 1840); and Frederick (b. ca. 1847). I don't know where they resided in Mason County.

Ellen Shields Wed Jun 18 13:21:11 1997

Seeking information on a WILLIAM RIFFLE (born about 1837). He married a widow by the name of MARY ANN SAYRE LOVETT on January 2, 1857 in Mason Co. Mary Ann was the widow of Henry Lovett of Meigs Co. Ohio. A book on the Sayre family says that William Riffle was killed in the Civil War, but the census suggest otherwise. Though William Riffle does not appear on another census with Mary Ann after 1860, Mary Ann produced three more Riffle children after the war ended. The children of WILLIAM RIFFLE and MARY ANN SAYRE LOVETT RIFFLE were William H.(b. Nov 1857), Adam W. (b.abt 1859), Jacob C. (b.abt. 1861), Cora V. (b.abt. 1866), Lenora (b.abt.1869), and James A. (b.abt. 1874). Mary Ann had three other children from her marriage with Henry Lovett. They were, Mahala, Julia A., and Martin. If anyone has any information on WILLIAM RIFFLE I would love to hear from you.

JASPER Sat Jun 14 22:43:13 1997

I am looking for any information on the parents of George Albert Slayton born in ?1877, and Sarah Emily Cox born between 1870-1890. Also Frank Wray born 1879.

Debi Lewis Fri Jun 13 19:14:17 1997

LYONS, Thomas John b.1837 VA m. Mary E. Donohue. Who were Thomas' parents? Siblings? FRY, Louisa (or Louise) b.1839 VA m. Jacob (or John) RICKARD b.1828 VA. Who were Louisa's parents? Siblings? Who were Jacob's parents? Siblings? All three of these individuals SHOULD show up as children in households of the 1850 or 1860 census of Mason County VA.

Windell F. Fisher Thu Jun 12 08:14:26 1997

Would like info on Edward O. BUCKALEW 1968-1939 married Emma SEE 1866- 1948.

Sherri Tate Thu Jun 05 09:54:06 1997

Looking for TATES, MANLY's or MANLEY, VAN MEETER, LAVENDER. My husband James Tate is the son of Chalmer Tate, Rose Stout. Chalmer is the son of James Tate b. 1882 W.V. d. 1955, Mary Elizabeth Manly b.1896 d.1975. James is the son of James Tate, Emma Catherine Van Meeter m.23 Dec.1880 Mason Co. Maey Eliz. Manly is the daughter of Val? Clement Manly, Sarah Elizabeth Lavender whose mother was a Gibbs.Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you

Tim Daugherty Wed Jun 04 18:20:39 1997

I need to contact Teresa Fisher in reference to the Hall and Legg families. I have information to share with her. My g-g-grandfather, Benjamin I. Oldaker married the daughter of Jubal Hall. She was Melinda Thomas Hall.

Lori Brightwell Tue Jun 03 05:31:52 1997

looking for information on ancestors of Andrew and Sussanah Meadows born around 1822 or 1823

Larry McAllister Thu May 29 20:23:27 1997

I am looking for information on William McCallister/McAllister. >From p.81, "Great Kanawha Valley", It states he was born in 1816 in Allegheny Co. VA and was the father of John C. McCallister. William came to Mason Co. around 1834. He located on 140 acre farm, Clendenin dist. and there died in 1864. William's wife was Jane Edgar and their children were -Martha A,Mary Jane, Thomas, Harrison, John, William, Andrew, Meniah, Samuel and Amanda. I am trying to determine the father and mother of William. Thank you for any info you can provide.

Tom Pierce Sat May 31 08:21:55 1997

Looking for family of George and Sally Bechtle who came to Mason County about 1833 from Shenandoah County, VA. We have a fair amount of information, but a few gaps remain. Seek to exchange research.

Rita Butt Mon May 26 19:17:53 1997

I am looking for information on the family of BARBARA DUNIVAN, b. December 10, 1825 in Mason County, Va, to JOHN DUNIVAN, FRANCES HUGHES DUNIVAN. Barbara married JAMES HARVEY ADAMS IN 1834

Jerry Shaw Sun May 25 08:43:10 1997

I'm looking for birth records of a Sarah J. Mead . On my father birth records it says she was born in Gallia CO oh. but can fine no records I was told maybe she was born in mason County WV. she would of been born around the year of 1873 as she was 38 years old when my father was born in jul 1911. Any thing you fine on a mead family would please let me know

Charles E. Fry, Jr. Sat May 24 17:35:48 1997

I am looking for relatives of Gideon Fry b.1814 d. 1891 who was married to Elizabeth Zirkle b. 1812? d. ?

Kyle J. Wear Fri May 23 18:56:16N 1997

I am looking for information on the PHILLIPS family in the Putnam, Mason, and Kanawha area. My great-great-great grandfather was Abraham PHILLIPS (b. 28 Dec 1817 WV d. 15 Aug 1893 Otterville Twp., Cooper Co., MO) who married Rachel [probably Carter] (b. 12 April 1818 WV d. 14 May 1907 Otterville, Cooper Co., MO). They were married about 1840. According to family tradition, they were supposed to have come from around Buffalo, WV in the year 1844. There are a number of PHILLIPS families in Kanawha Co. on the 1820 and 1830 censuses--including an Abraham Phillips that I believe may be the father of my ancestor. If anyone has any information regarding this family, it would be greatly appreciated.

Alan S. Bias Wed May 21 19:53:43 1997

Looking for info on Bennett Byus. He left WV in later life and ended up in IN or IL. He is the only member of his family to use the spelling of Byus. Most likely a census takers spelling of Bias, which his family members in Cabell and Lincoln Co used. Have idea as to his parentage, would like to share data.

Judy Warth Thu May 22 11:14:26 1997

Interested in any information on Martha NICHOLS HARDEN (1812- 1890) who d in Mason Co. She moved to Mason around 1860's after husband William HARDEN d in Kanawha Co. Children were: Sarah (b 1832); Elizabeth (b 1838); Georgiana Frances b 1840 d 1907 m John W BAXTER 1857); William (b 1845, m I. FROST?); Lucetta (b 1847, m John TAYLOR); Columbus D (b 1848 d 1895, m Mabel ?); and Louise Isabella (b 1852 d 1923 m Charles S. WARTH 1869), my husbands grandparents. It is our belief that HARDEN descendants may still be in the area.

Marilyn J. Clere Tue May 20 14:02:51 1997

I'm looking for any descendants/information on Peter Alexander and Anna Barrett BLACK, 1800'S, or son, Charles Edward BLACK, b. 1880, d. 1957, married to Grace Olive Johnson, b. 1888, d. 1947 in Cabell County. Information will be appreciated.

Rita Butt Tue May 20 18:08:56 1997

I'm looking for John Dunivan (b. Dec3, 1793 in Culpepper,VA) and Frances (Hughes) Dunivan (b. Mar 20, 1793 in Culpepper, Va. They left Mason County, VA in 1826 to settle in Perrysville, Indiana.

Robert Miller Tue May 20 11:09:29 1997

Surname MASON: Searching for William MASON who, according to family lore, was a resident of Mason County before moving to Fairfield County, Ohio. Wm. MASON was born about 1770 and married an unknown woman in about 1810. They had 10 children born (in VA) as follows: Armstead MASON (b. abt 1811) who married Margaret HOLTZMAN, Richard MASON, (b. abt 1813-1817), Robert H. MASON (b. 24-Feb-1824) he married Susannah Brauneller, James Wesley MASON (b. 1825) who married three times. The rest of the children's names are unknown. Family lore also has it that Robert H. Mason, son of William was a prominent citizen of Mason County but no proof has been offered. Since all of William's children were born in "VA", except the final daughter, it is assumed that William Mason brought his family to Fairfield County sometime around 1830. If anyone has any information about William Mason or his children, I would very much appreciate hearing from you. I have substantial information on his descendants and am willing to share.

Marilyn J. Clere Sun May 18 04:59:05 1997

I am searching for any information on CHARLES EDWARD BLACK, b. July, 1880 in Mason County, WV. He was married to Grace Olive Johnson Black and d. in Cabell Co., 1957. He was the son of Peter Alexander and Anna Barrett BLACK. Will respond to all mail.

Debi Lewis Sun May 18 10:21:36 1997

Mason County: Parents of Henry THORNTON b.PA d.1858. Maiden name of Henry's wife, Sarah. Trying to confirm that my Henry THORNTON is the son of Robert THORNTON, Wood Co pioneer. Mason County: Parents of Lydia SMITH, wife of Hiram DONAHOE, and mother of Mary Elizabeth DONAHOE (wife of Thomas John LYONS). Mason County: Parents of Mary SMITH, wife of Jesse THORNTON, and mother of Missouri THORNTON (wife of Samuel LYONS).

Sally Williams Fri May 16 09:58:52 1997

I'm looking for the parents and siblings of George Ebersbach, born 1845 in Bavaria, Germany, and Anna Mary Zeisler, born 1845 in Bavaria, Germany. Their daughter, Mary Anna Ebersbach, born 1869 in Mason, WVA, is my ggrandmother. She married Charles Haslett in Pomeroy, Ohio, then lived in Jackson Co., Ohio. I don't know when the Ebersbachs came from Germany or who their siblings were.

PKinion Thu May 15 18:04:14 1997

Info on CRAIG, Richard m. Jane Young, children Raymond W., Edna A., Elizabeth L. all born in Mason County W.V. or Spillman, W.V. in the 1890's. Can find no info on a Spillman, W.V. May have also been a child named Will.

Carol Fouty Thu May 15 03:02:49 1997

Researching the surname HARPER and the surname SUMMERFIELD. Have much to share - collecting data on these families for many years. Any info appreciated.

Betty J. Petrie Sat May 10 15:08:52 1997

Looking for parents of TIMOTHY HOLLEY b: abt 1824 m. MARY JANE _______. Ch: Delila, Elizabeth, JOHN CORNELIUS (1853-1940), William Greenville, George W., Mary E., Matilda, Julius and Mount Etna. JOHN CORNELIUS HOLLEY (My Great Grandfather ) m:Lavina Lewis, (daug. of Fredrick and Mary Lewis) Their children: Lein Elza Holley and Lambert Holley. ALL FROM MASON COUNTY. Researching related surnames: CONARD(CONRAD),SMITH, HENSON - CREMEANS (FAMILY OF ALMEDIA CREMEANS who married HARMAN CONRAD (parents of JOHN CONRAD)

Janet Koch Fri May 09 14:09:56 1997

Looking for information on ANGEL family. Henry Hampton Angel b. Oct. 1853 in Glenwood, Mason Co. married Sarah Sidney Angel b. 13 Feb 1860 married in around 1877 both died in Henderson Had the following children: Joseph, Nora, Bronson, Edna, Margaet Henry, Harry, Curtis, Goldie, Charles. Would appreciate any info.

Randy Sue McKeever Tue May 06 17:43:52 1997

I am seeking information about Norman GIBSON and Sophie McKEEVER and their children. I know of one daughter Effie Gibson born on October 20, 1879. I understand that there were 6 daughters and 3 sons. I would be happy receive anything anyone might have to share. I do know that Effie Gibson married a Franklin McCarley in Vinton Co and that she is buried in Henderson W Va near Pt Pleasant.Thank you! Randy Sue McKeever 1945 Hillcrest Drive, Coshocton Ohio 43812

Clark Blake Fri May 02 11:37:29 1997

Searching for any descendants of John BIBBEE who have not contacted me earlier. He was b. 1736, MD (?), d. 1819, Meigs Co., OH. Children: William m. Debbie HUGHES, Susannah m.John HANNAMAN, JOHN, JR.m. Elizabeth SPACTH, Rachel m. Jacob ELLSWORTH II, Isaac m. Cynthia LEE, Elizabeth m. Andrew FLESHER, Abraham, Rebecca m. John INGLES, Joseph m. Margaret PARSONS, Elijah m. Mary WRIGHT. Information needed on all descendants for soon-to-be-published book. Don't be left out!

Mike Slygh Thu May 01 07:28:49 1997

I am looking for information on the SLY family. In the 1820 census records Jonathan Sly is listed in Mason County. He was marrried to Anna Good in Rockbridge County VA in 1811. Any information would be highly appreciated. Thank You.

Debi Lewis Wed Apr 30 18:07:54 1997

Mason County: Parents of Thomas John LYONS b.1837 d.1918 md. 1864 Mary Elizabeth Donahoe b.1840 d.1913 (d/o Hiram Donahoe and Lydia Smith). Mason County: Family of Sarah Carhani RICKARD (d/o John/Jacob Rickard and Louise/Louisa FRY) b.1864 d.1930 md.1890 George Brown EDEN(S) of Meigs Co, OH.

D.Schmalzel Wed Apr 16 20:30:32 1997

BIRCHFIELD, James .I am searching for my GGF birth certificate. His name is James Calvin Birchfield, B08 june 1860. Any info appreciated. I do have his marriage record to my GM and it relates Mason County as birth place. Thank You!! Dawna S.

Rex A. Young Wed Apr 16 17:56:46 1997

I am looking for information on any of the following surnames: YOUNG, SHANK, MCCALLISTER, HUGHES, YOHO, HENSON, ADKINS.

Scott Drake Wed Apr 16 16:55:34 1997

Looking for any information on the family of Silas and Nancy DRAKE of Mason County. Silas born ca. 1820. Living in Meigs Co., OH in 1860. Nancy living in Mason Co., in 1870. Also looking for information on Andrew F. Boothe (d. 1914) and Andrew K. Hoschar (1848-1913). Also familys of John R. Kerwood, Woodward Sprouse and William B. Young.

Stephe Campbell Tue Apr 15 19:08:31 1997

MORRISON, Virgil Samual. I am trying to locate information on Mr. Morrison, my great grandfather. Married to Georgia Ellen CASTO. Prior's birth 8/7/1885(?). Latter's birth 8/17/1879(?). One of 3 children born in Elmwood, Mason County. Any help would be appreciated on either person.

Paula Wiegand Mon Apr 14 23:19:38 1997

Looking for WILLIAM B. PRIDDY, son of William and Dianna/Oceena Priddy. He was born about 1843 in Mason Co., Va. On 24 November 1864 he married MARY A. McKELVEY, daughter of Eli and Mary McKelvey, in Jackson Co., WV. Mary was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio. Also seeking marriage of their son WILLIAM EDWIN PRIDDY to ROBERTA LEE VANGORDON, born about 1871 in Jackson Co. If anyone has any Priddys or any information on the VanGordon name, please contact me.

Erin Pence Sun Apr 13 19:04:22 1997

Searching for information on J. T. HENRY 1838-1916, married to Martha JORDON 1840-1916. Married April 8, 1858. Had a daughter Susan, 1855- 1895. Were members of the Zion Babtist Church on Crab Creek Road. Lived near the church. Susan was a Sunday School teacher at that church. She married Andrew Jackson FORTH, 1855-1932. May have moved to near Gallipolis, Ohio at some time. Any information appreciated. I think J.T. and Martha are buried at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery by the Zion Church in West Virginia.

Vicki Shay Sun Apr 13 14:26:27 1997

TILLIS, Richard. Richard was born 1/16/1809 and died 10/2/1891 in Mason County ,WV. He Married Elizabeth Greenlee VanBibber on 9/12/1829 in Mason County, WV. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jesse VanBibber and Rachael Greenlee. Any ancestors of Richard are unknown. Would appreciate any further info on Richard or the Tillis family.

Jackie Nielson Sat Apr 12 10:55:25 1997

I'm looking information about the following ancestors: I would like to find who their parents were. Hamilton COOPER b 1809 in VA. d 1876 in Louisa Co., IA. He m. Maria SUTTON in 1840 in Mason Co., W.V.. She was b. 1816 in VA., d 1852 in Louisa Co., IA. Hamilton married 2nd Ammisetta JOHNSON in 1855 in Gallia Co., Ohio, but Ammisetta was also from Mason Co. She was b. 1932 in VA, d 1880 in Louisa Co., IA I know Ammisetta's mother was Lucy, but don't have her fathers name. We think Hamilton COOPER is related to Leonard COOPER, but can't find positive proof.

Mary Campbell Fri Apr 11 23:15:05 1997

Looking for information on Jereminah and Milton Roach. They are the children of John Roach and Minerva Phillips. Their parents live in Jackson co., Ohio. Jereminah and Milton moved with their young family to Mason co., WV. Any help I get on who they married and their children would be great.

J. SMITH Fri Apr 11 12:38:56 1997

I am looking for information on a "Smith Family History" book. James Smith, English soldied, was wounded and captured at the battle of Bunker Hill. James, stayed in America and setteled in Rockbridge Co. Va. James' son Samuel Smith moved to Mason Co. VA/WVA and married Jane Edwards. Samuel Smith had six sons and three daughters, all in Mason Co. CHILDREN: ISAAC, ANN, JOSEPH, GIDEON, JAMES, SAMUEL, MARY, STROTHER, AND JANE. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Anthony Adkins Thu Apr 10 14:20:36 1997

I am looking for any information you might have about my family, descendants, and ancestors. I know my Grandfather's name was Carl Thomas ADKINS and my Grandmother's name was Polly Ann FILSON. Please send me any information you can about my family history.

Ervin Davis Wed Apr 09 10:34:27 1997

HUGHES ; I am looking for any information about the following individuals, all named HUGHES and born between 1865 and 1910; JOHN, his wife ELLA (WAUL) , children named : ERNEST, CHARLES, EUGENE, ELMER and DONALD.

Clark Blake Tue Apr 08 10:02:02 1997

Searching for following descendants of Jacob L. KNIGHT (1837- ) and Mary Ann BLAKE (1836-1869). Children: James B. KNIGHT, b. Dec., 1856, m.1) Lucy O'TATE, b. Nov., 1867; m.2) Nancy _____. Children: Mabel KNIGHT, b. Mar. 17, 1889; James B. KNIGHT, JR., b. Dec., 1891; Elizabeth KNIGHT, b. Feb., 1898; George W. KNIGHT b. Mar., 1900. Family living in Clifton, Mason Co., WV during 1900 and 1910 censuses. Please contact Clark Blake, 1911 Wilson Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

Town of Hallam? Thu Apr 03 09:56:15 1997

Am looking for any information on (Nink)Malinda MacKLEY(McCley?) born 1836 at Point Pleasant,to Hiram and Barbara(ROGERS) Mackley. Hiram was born 1805. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Teresa Fisher Wed Apr 02 04:06:00 1997
I'm am researching, the following families in Mason Co., WV and surrounding areas, HALL, HENDLEY/HENLEY/HENSLEY, DUNCAN, LEGG, McCOY, PERSINGER, MAYES, and GRAVES. Searching for any info on Joseph Jubal HALL b. 1833, Franklin Co., VA m. Louisa LEGG b. 1830 d/o William LEGG & Sarah Louise McCOY. He also went by the name of Jubal Joseph HALL. He served from Mason Co., WV in the Civil War in the 7th WV Cav. The family resided in Pliny and Hickory. Jubal was the s/o Thomas P. and Malinda (HENLEY) HALL. Malinda may have had family who resided in the area. Looking for info on the DUNCAN family in Mason Co., WV-Joshua DUNCAN m. Mahala (?), looking for their children their son Moses M. DUNCAN my great great grandfather m. Martha S. PERSINGER d/o Alex PERSINGER and Martha MAYES. Moses' son William H. DUNCAN m. Rebecca J. GRAVES d/o Thomas Graves, Susan DYER of Anslem near Galliapolis, OH. Their dau. Rosetta M. DUNCAN m. Andrew J. HALL s/o Jospeh Jubal HALL, Louisa LEGG. Their son Jubal S. HALL m. Mollie BLANKENSHIP, my grandparents. Will share info on these families.

Burrus Johnson Sun Mar 30 12:17:08 1997

James and Mourning CHAPMAN Family. Looking for any information on the family of James CHAPMAN b. abt. 1803 VA, m. Mourning ? d. Feb. 1850 Mason Co., VA/WV. He was buried on the Gilbert SMITH farm, Mason Co., VA/WV. Who were his parents? What was Mourning's maiden name?

Stephen E. Snider Wed Mar 19 01:18:41 1997

I am a direct descendant of Zachariah BALL, born 28 Feb 1805, who was married to Mary ERWIN, born 12 Mar 1812. They were married 14 Jan 1833 in Mason County and had 15 children. Their sixth child was Thomas Erwin BALL, born 17 May 1839. He married Mary Frances GEORGE, born 14 Jan 1842. I would appreciate any information concerning these families.

Therese Wed Mar 19 02:49:48 1997

Looking for information pertaining to Mary Leuella BATEMAN b. circa 1871 in Mason Co. WV. She married George Robert McALLISTER/McCALLISTER(b. circa 1868 in Putnam Co. and whose family later moved to Mason Co.). George and Mary had 8 children: Frances Ann, Maude, Mae, Robert, Virgil(a.k.a Wiz), Jack, Ralph(a.k.a. Spike), and Shelby(a.k.a Perry). Any information would be greatly appreciated and I am willing to share what I have. Thank you.


Mary Campbell Tue Mar 18 03:35:01 1997
The 1910 census for Mason county show my great grandparents James Sherman Oliver and Martha Ann Roach Oliver. The children listed are Evert 17 ,Mystie 15, Edgar 12,William 10,Harold 5. The daughter Mannie Belle Oliver was married to Ben Franklin Woomer in Mason co., Evert Oliver later married Mary Woomer. Their sister Mystie die in a flood in the 1900's in Mason co., WV. Any help I can get on the Woomer family would be great. Also the family of Mannie and Ben moved to Dayton, Ohio around 1928 or 1929.


Gene Young Mon Mar 17 13:21:34 1997
John Lewis YOUNG-Una Mae INGLES Family. Seeking any and all information that I can locate about my Grandparents. The family has lived in Mason for several years with a few remaining family members still living in Mason. Deceased reletives include John Lewis jr.(wife: Velma V. Laudermilt dec.), Pete (wife: Bertha Southerly) Madalena (husband: Bernard C. Neutzling), Bruce Robert (wife: Mary Lou Stewart). Living relatives: Charles Joseph, (wife: Gertrude "Gert" R. Oliver), Beatrice "Bea" ,(husband: Lawrence Russell), Harry Lester, (wife: Clara Forsythe), William "Bill" R., (wife: Anna "Tookie" L. Bowen, dec.)

MDEROOTS Sat Mar 15 10:07:34 1997

ZEBULON HARRISON, was of 18 mile, Mason Co. then Jackson Co. when it was formed. Zebulon was son of Reuben and Mary HIGGINBOTHAM Harrison Born 1802 Mason and died in 1839 Jackson, had three children known, David, Nehemiah. and Joseph. There were several other children that I am looking for.

Tracy Richards Fri Mar 14 17:22:07 1997

My Great Grandfather James Randy BARNETT born 6-21-1901 in Mason County West Va. to Jacob Minor Barnett and Sarah ( Bell ) Barnett. Looking for any info about Jacob or Sarah's families.Thank You! Tracy Richards, Rt 1, Hale, Mo. 64643


Kara &Rob McWilliams Fri Mar 14 09:40:02 1997
I'm seeking information on the parents of Richard Lemaster born c 1785 m. Rebecca ___?. He had at least four children: Richard Jr. m. Barbara Newell (dau of John & Elizabeth Newell), Hamilton m. Elizabeth Trulip/Truelife, Issac m. Rebecca A. Nyley Buckaloo (dau of Geo & Reuther Nyley), and Catherine m. Clement Morriston. I descend from Richard Jr.'s daughter Rebecca who married Alexander Clonch. These families are from Mason Co., (W)V. If you have info to share, please e-mail me.

Bob Walker Wed Mar 12 18:04:42 1997

My grandmother was one of several siblings. One of her sisters name was Ida. My grandmother's name may have Iva. I'm not sure. She is resting at a small church cemetary in a rural area of New Haven. She married a Walker, perhaps in 1906. He suposedly died in a construction accident the next county North of Mason Co. He had died before the birth of their son, my father,Wilbur Leroy Walker, born June 22, 1907. Any information on either my grandmother or grandfather would be greatly appreciated.


John N. Smith Tue Mar 11 14:13:54 1997
I am trying to locate the SMITH FAMILY BOOK. I know this is like looking for sand on the beach, but that is the name I got. The book is about the early Smith Family of Kanawha/Mason County. This is the family of SAMUEL SMITH who was married to JANE EDWARDS, (of New York). Samuel Smith was the son of JAMES SMITH of Rockbridge Co. VA. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


Tami Tue Mar 11 18:42:26 1997
I am seeking information on my g,grandfather Robert Edward POFF, born Sept. 9, 1864, died August 9, 1918, married to Olevia Bell Barrett on July 24, 1889, four children, Burtha Born May 9, 1891, Hazel Born July 31, 1892, Earl Born July 3, 1894, and Gertie born May 29, 1896. The family resided in Lincoln County, WV. From what I can gather Poff is not a very common name and noted several Poffs in the Mason County Area. Any help would be appreciated.

John E. Long Tue Mar 11 18:39:04 1997

I am looking for information concerning Philip Long b. 27 Aug 1812, Mason Co., WV Mercers Bottom & Gallipolis Ferry; d. 28 Oct 1867; m. Francis Patterson, b. 1814. This is my g.g grandfather, I desire court record information, family bible information, and/or any points of contact who would like to converse about the Long family.

Richard Parker Tue Mar 11 15:54:45 1997

I am looking for the birth records for Henry Kuppinger and his sister Anna Kuppinger. Henry was born in 1871 in West Virginia and Anna Kuppinger his sister was born in Mason , West Virginia.

Marcmom Sat Mar 08 15:25:25 1997

I am trying to find out the family tree of Joseph O. STOKLEY B:March 18, 1892 in Mason Co. Died Dec. 26, 1975 in Beckley W.V I think. He was Married to a Mamie Whitlow and they had their last child (Frances Roberta Stokley ) on Sept. 28, 1934. I would appreciate as much history as you can get me, for as far back as you can get.

Paul R. Schleich Thu Mar 06 13:16:14 1997

Searching for parents of Lucinda Ann MULFORDEN (or MULFORD); married James TRACY in Mason County W.Va. 20 Feb 1840.

Steve Hull Mon Mar 03 22:55:54 1997

I am looking for any info or persons doing research on HULL. I would like to find any information on my GG grandfather Columbus Redman HULL. He was born Feb 12, 1857 in Mason Co. WV on the John Hanley (or handley) plantation in Apple Grove.

Sheryl Legg Mon Mar 3 20:35:06 1997

Just beginning search on husband's family (LEGG, CRAIG, HENSON, TILLIS, HOLLEY AND TUCKER) of Mason County West Virginia. LEGG'S from Arbuckle area. Larry Legg - married Minnie Katherine Holley in Arbuckle had four children - Albert, Everett, Margret & Marjorie (twin sisters). Thanks for help.

Scott Grimm Sun Mar 02 18:07:51 1997

I am looking for any information on the GRIMM family. (Sometimes spelled GRIM.) My father was Claude, my grandfather was Harry C., my great-grandfather was William Wallace, and my great-great-grandfather was John J. My great-great-grandmother was Aurilla ROUSH. Any information on her would be appreciated. Also anything on William METCALF, the PIERCE and the MATTHEWS families.

Charles &Cindy Lay Sun Mar 02 10:16:15 1997

Looking for information on Samuel Milton SANTEE and Jesse BURDETTE, who married in Mason county in 1911. Any person looking for the SANTEE name.

John Zuspan Sat Mar 01 1997 22:09:14

Looking for ZUSPAN - SOMERVILLE - WASHINGTON. My greatgrandfather married Annie Laura Somerville (b.1861 d.1950 ) who's father was Andrew ( b.1827 d.1907 ). He married Mary Martha Washington (b.1838 d.1884 ). Her father was Samuel T. and his father Samuel ( b. 1770 d. 1831 ). Samuel's father was Charles Washington ( b. 1738 d. 1799 ) and his brother was George.

John N. Smith Sat Mar 01 18:30:30 1997

I am trying to find the location of the Van Bibber-Smith Cemetery in Mason Co. I believe it to be on Thirteen Mile Creek as this is where most of the early Van Bibbers and Smiths lived. Ihave information that Jesse Van Bibber is buried there. I hope to acertain that Joseph Smith ia also buried there.

Mary Campbell Fri Feb 28 02:06:15 1997

BUMGARNER. I am looking for information on the following people. David Baumgarner m. Mary Ann Oliver 12-25-1852, Elizabeth Baumgarner m. John Adams 11-28-1853, C. Baumgarner m. Rebecca Brown 1-17-1853 , Seth Baumgarner m. Mary A. Capehort 7-23-1856,Mary C. Baumgarner m. Silas S. Fultz 4-11-1856 and Rebecca Bumgarner m. Charles F. Rogers 7-14-1856. Trying to find a connection with this line and Jacob Baumgarner and Rebecca Oliver. Rebecca is the sister to my ggg-grandfather Charles Oliver. Their father Thomas Oliver was married to Sarah Edwards. Rebecca and her husband both are buried in Mason county WV.Any help on this line would be great.

David Perry Mon Feb 24 18:44:16 1997

Looking for information on Henry R. PERRY and Lucy Florence Mash married in Pt. Pleasant on 29 Oct 1863. Also, any other info on the Perry family would be great.

John N. Smith Mon Feb 24 17:02:33 1997

I am trying to identify the parents of Joseph SMITH, b-(10-4-1800), Mason Co., married Elizabeth Greenlee Van Bibber in 1818, three siblings, (Cassandra, James, and Van bibber Smith). Joseph died on (9-18-1823). Elizabeth was daughter of Rachel Greenlee and Jesse Van Bibber. Any information on any Smiths in early Mason Co. would be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Snodgrass Sat Feb 22 15:53:17 1997

My grandmother said she was born in Mason Co WV Nov 6, 1896. I can't find proof of that. She was Myrtle Wavey Legg, Daughter of Elizabeth McCoy and John William Legg. I need information on John and Elizabeth, and their parents. Thanks!

Nancy Brower Sat Feb 22 20:57:12 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone researching the VAN SICKLE family of Mason County in the first half of the 1800's.

Nancy Brower Sat Feb 22 20:49:22 1997

Benedict ALESHIRE b. 1751 in Shenandoah Co., VA,; will probated Mason Co. 1819. Married Elizabeth WILLIAMS 1776 in Rockingham Co., VA. Their children were Margaret "Peggy" mar. Robert GREENLEE, Susanna mar. John GREENLEE, Jacob mar. Sarah VAN SICKLE, Catharine mar. Robert STUART and Elizabeth "Betsy" mar. Cornelius MILLER. Interested in sharing information with any descendants.

Nancy Brower Sat Feb 22 20:52:48 1997

Alexander and Anna (HENRY) GREENLEE raised a large family in Mason Co. It included Hannah mar. Edward GREENLEE, James mar. Deborah CARROLL, Rachel mar. Jesse VAN BIBBER, Alexander mar. Margaret ?, Robert mar. Margaret ALESHIRE, John mar. Susanna ALESHIRE, Samuel mar. Hannah HUGHES, Henry and Anna mar. Joel CARTWRIGHT. Children were born 1773-ca. 1795. Would like to correpond with anyone researching this family.

Nancy Brower Sat Feb 22 20:55:43 1997

EADS/WOOD Who are the parents of Mary Ann EADS (1829-1885) and Fountain Pleasant WOOD (1827-1898) who were married in Mason Co. Feb 1849? Fountain WOOD was born in Nelson Co., VA. Mary Ann may have been the daughter of the widow Lucy EADS who appears in the 1850 Mason Co. census. Any help would be appreciated.

Ruth A. Sturm Fri Feb 21 16:44:50 1997

1900 Mason Co. census lists William & Eliza Delinger with their grandson HENRY (HAMON) DELLINGER. This is my grandfather. I would like any info. as to who the HAMON was. I know Henry's mother Christina Dellinger married Sylvester Donehue in Meigs Co. on Sept 25,1891... but the census lists HENRY'S birth as Sept. 1891 you can tell I need the proper birthday for Henry also. Please help if possible. Thank You

Clark Tyler Tue Feb 18 20:11:44 1997

I am researching the TYLER surname. Isaac Tyler was one of the early settlers of Point Pleasant -1774. I do not have the name of his wife but do know that Isaac Tyler traveled with other families-Cooper, Arbuckle, Lemasters. If anyone has any information on Isaac Tyler please contact me.

Mary Campbell Sun Feb 16 17:18:00 1997

I am looking for information on Sarah Edwards that die in Mason CO.,WV in the early 1800's. Her father was Joseph Edwards. Sarah married Thomas Oliver in Greenbrier county Va. He was born 5-10-1763 Maryland. I am looking for any siblings for Thomas and Sarah. Any help would be great.

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.

John F. Zuspan Fri Feb 14 19:13:28 1997

I noticed a message from John Gilcrest about ANDREW SOMERVILLE. I am also a descendent of Andrew Somerville. His daughter, Annie Laura ( 1861-1950 ) married my great-grandfather, Charles B. Zuspan ( 1859-1940 ). Your Blanch married William Alexander Martin ( 1857-1939 ). I have a very extensive book on the Somerville family.

Jack Stewart Fri Feb 14 18:11:29 1997

Seeking information on Charles (Little Charlie) Stewart, b. abt 1775 in Monongalia Co, sp. unknown, came to Jackson Co, about 1804, owned land in Parchment Valley. Children were William, Elisha and George (twins), John B., and Sarah. Have much info on ancestors after Charles, will provide same if interested.

Garry L. McLaughlin Thu Feb 13 17:26:52 1997

I am looking for a Ezekiel SAYRE, born about 1870's. Had a daughter, Kathryn SAYRE, born 1896. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Rev. Robert W. Legg, Sr. Wed Feb 12 22:29:08 1997

I am presently researching (among others) the LEGGs and related families of Putnam and Mason counties; have over 15,000 in my files already (from Greenbrier, Fayette, Mason, etc); Glad to share with "not for profit" persons. Appreciate any help I can get.

Kristi Norris Tue Feb 11 09:15:15 1997

Looking for info on the Roush, Norris and Shannon families of Mason County, W.V. and Meigs County, OH - will exchange with what I have. Contact me at 1507 Park Lane - Pasadena - TX - 77506

Barry Hughes Mon Feb 10 13:44:06 1997

Searching Israel Clark HUGHES born ca. 1807 Bath Co., VA moved to Mason Co., WV (1811-1840) married Permelia (WITT) CROUCH 1841 in Mason Co. Children: Jarred P.,James J.,William W., Permelia Chattie Hughes all born in Mason Co. Also have some information on Joseph CROUCH died Mason Co., 1839.

Nancy Brower Fri Jan 31 16:30:58 1997

Alexander and Anna (HENRY) GREENLEE raised a large family in Mason Co. It included Hannah mar. Edward GREENLEE, James mar. Deborah CARROLL, Rachel mar. Jesse VAN BIBBER, Alexander mar. Margaret ?

John Gilcrest Sun Jan 26 17:51:37 1997

I am a descendant of Andrew Jackson Somerville who was born in Mason County and Mary Martha Washington who was born in Cabel County. Both spent most of their lives in Mason County and are buried there. Their daughter, Elizabeth Blanche Somerville was born in Mason County on October 29, 1866. Andrew Somerville died on January 9, 1907 and is buried at Lone Oak which I believe is in Mason County. Mary Martha Washington died February 6, 1884 and is buried in the Somerville-Zuspan Cemetery, Lone Oak. I am searching for records relating to these three individuals and would appreciate knowing where these records are located. I also have limited information on the following relatives who had Mason County connections: Samuel Somerville Jr.; Margaret Eckard; Calvin, Samuel Jamison, Ann, Barbara, Susan and Rebecca Somerville. Mary Ann Long; Leonidus P., Joseph S., Charles W., Ernest Otho, Anna Laura, Robert Valandingham and Washington Irvin Somerville. Margaret R., Ethol Herbert, William Edwin and Ardella Clyde Somerville. Samuel Thompson Washington; Wilhelmina Judith Washington and William Meade Washington. One last question: Where/how can I get a copy of the marriage license of William Alexander Martin and Elizabeth Blanche Somerville? They were married December 26, 1889 in Mason County

Jeff Gilbert Fri Jan 24 21:21:33 1997

I am looking for information on any of the following names KENNY, SPANGLER, STOVER, HESSON. I am just beginning my search and have only gone back 2 generations to Ora Francis Spangler, born in Pt. Pleasant, or Connie Spangler same birthplace. Any help would be Very Greatly Appreciated.

Garnet Murphey Wed Jan 22 11:38:03 1997

Seeking any VENER or variation 1800's.

Jim Love Tue, 21 Jan 1997 10:32:25
I am from Mason Co, WV, and the descentant of Revolutionary War Soldiers Robert Love, George Roush, Andrew Eckard, Arthur Edwards, Thomas Lemasters, Alexander Clendenin, John Roseberry, and Peter Peck. I am having trouble finding info about a T. Hunt, his son Abigal (Abijah) Hunt m. Mary Hughes; their dau. Isabil (Elizabeth) Hunt m. Wm . Hamilton Roseberry who was my great grandfather. I would be interested in communicating with anyone working any of these families and especially the Hunts. Jim Love, 2622 Madison Ave., Ogden, UT 84401 (801) 394-2622.

Betty J. Petrie Mon Jan 20 19:04:19 1997

Anyone researching the Hill Family who settled in Va.(WV) Jonothan Hill m: Roxanna Warner. They came from N.Y. to settle on 12 mile creek abt. 1810 or 1811. They had at least 10 ch. including my Great, Great Grandfather THOMAS COOK HILL, who was B:1811 in N.Y. state. Lived in Mason co., ended up in Jackson co. Be glad to exchange info. on this family have lots to share.

Betty J. Sayre Mon Jan 20 07:10:50 1997

ROBERT FAWCETT SAYRE b. 22 January 1822 in Meigs county Ohio. d. 21 December 1894 buried in Roanoke cementry at the top of Letart hill, just before Jackson county line. m. Nancy Sayre b. 23 October 1824,d.22 September 1898. d/o Daniel and Hepzibah, (Chapman) Sayre. His first cousin. I need proof of his parents.

Karin Reichart Sat Jan 18 22:12:30 1997

I am looking for any information about Nancy McGRADY, She married William SLONE (4th GGrandfather) 1827 in Gallia Co Ohio. Would love to get siblings and parents for Nancy. Information re William would be wonderful, too. Any information would be greatly appreciated !

Jeff Johnson Fri Jan 17 16:32:06 1997

Looking to contact members of the JOHNSON family, descendants of John Johnson (aka Frederick COWGAL) who married Lydia ZIRKLE in Gallia Co., OH, 1818, son Henry Johnson (m. Hannah M. Zirkle, Mason Co., WV, abt. 1845), grandson Jacob W. Johnson (m. Mary Chapman, New Haven, WV, abt. 1886). Also interested in finding parents, siblings, and ancestors of Hannah Zirkle.

Mary Campbell Fri Jan 17 17:58:08 1997

Surname McNealey,Slack. I am looking for information on Samuel McNealey and Martha Slack. Any information on these people who be of great help.

Steve Fisher Fri Jan 17 23:45:57 1997

AMSBERRY. I am looking for anything on Laura Jane Amsberry. She was born in Mason County, W. Va., January 21, 1857. She married Charles Conway, who was born in Galipolis, Ohio, April 22, 1850.

Benjamin Leonard Tue Jan 14 08:40:12 1997

I need information on Isiah McCoy, born 1829, veteran of Civil War, died 1865. Married Jane Stewart and had three sons, William Sandford McCoy, John McCoy, and George Washington Riley McCoy, all of whom grew up on Calispel Ridge. Please contact me at 1631 Chesborough Rd., Winston-Salem, NC, 27127.

Mary Campbell Sun Jan 12 11:13:48 1997

I am looking for information on Phillip Dan Bonecutter that married Della M. McNealey Fadeley in Mason county West Virginia. This is the second marriage for Della M.McNealey Fadeley. She married Franklin Warren Fadeley the first time. This marriage was also in Mason county West Virginia. Any help would be great.

Chadwick K. Sayre Tue Jan 7 11:52:30 1997

Looking for information on the Sayres in Mason County, West Virginia. Earliest record I have is Daniel Bennett Sayre who married Nancy King. Interested in family history especially any participation in the Civil War. Contact me preferably at 170 Pine Hill Lane, West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663

Sandra Griffith Sun Jan 5 06:33:00 1997

Abraham KNAPP was born 1802, he is in Greenbrier Co, WV until 1840, in 1850 he is in Wirt Co with wife Jeanette and family, he died in 1878 in Mason Co, WV. Where was he the last 20 years of his life? He does not show up anywhere??

Melinda Sun Jan 5 03:39:00 1997

Looking for James Lewis m. Martha Mcculloch in Point Pleasant, WV children Charles and Margaret b. 12/03/1865 in PP.WV Desperately searching for 2 years. Need James and Martha's parents. Thanks Alot, God Bless.

Ralph J. Turner Fri Jan 3 19:01:19 1997

Looking for information on the Norvelle family in Mason Co. in the early 1800's. Martha Norvelle born 1804 in Putnam Co., buried in Mason Co. She married John B. Farrar. They had following children: William b 1827, Mary Ann b 1826, Floyd V b 1833, Cortez b 1836, Eliz. b 1839, Democracy b 1841 & Veto b 1844. Father John was from Goochland Co., VA.

Tom Forean Fri Jan 3 13:20:20 1997

I'm looking for information on the family of Nancy Jane Rice who was born abt 1828 in VA she married William Stewart Jr. 7-31-1845 in Mason Co WV.

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