from Jan - Jun 1997
Shields Sun Jun 29 15:46:51 1997
Seeking information on my grandfather DELBERT RAY GOFF. He was
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.
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
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.
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.
DONOHUE, FRY, RICKARD
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.
F. Fisher Thu Jun 12 08:14:26 1997
Would like info on Edward O. BUCKALEW 1968-1939 married Emma SEE
MANLY/MANLEY, VANME(E)TER, LAVENDER
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
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.
Brightwell Tue Jun 03 05:31:52 1997
looking for information on ancestors of Andrew and Sussanah Meadows
born around 1822 or 1823
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.
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.
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
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
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. ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMITH, DONAHOE, SMITH
Debi Lewis Sun May 18
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).
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
SHANK, MCCALLISTER, HUGHES, YOHO, HENSON, ADKINS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
VAN BIBBER, GREENLEE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
HENDLEY/HENLEY/HENSLEY, DUNCAN, LEGG, McCOY, PERSINGER, MAYES,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
CRAIG, HENSON, TILLIS, HOLLEY, TUCKER
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.
WALLACE, ROUSH, METCALF, PIERCE, MATTHEWS
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.
&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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMITH, VAN BIBBER
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
also....as you can tell I need the proper birthday for Henry also.
Please help if possible. Thank You
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
SPANGLER, STOVER, HESSON
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.
Murphey Wed Jan 22 11:38:03 1997
Seeking any VENER or variation 1800's.
ROUSH, ECKARD, EDWARDS, LEMASTERS, CLENDENIN, ROSEBERRY, PECK
Jim Love Tue, 21 Jan
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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??
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.
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.
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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