Mason County

Jan - Jun 1998 Queries



Oscar A. Hillegeist Tue, 30 Jun 1998 18:09:33

Searching for g-grandfather HABIRT REED b. 1880, d. 1938, Tracy, California. He married RATIE RYDER (Snodgrass?). Known children: Zenobia Reed; Lionel Habirt Reed, b. 10/25/1906 in Point Pleasant (or Pleasant Grove), West Virginia/Virginia. He died 7/18/1950 in Tracy, California. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Oscar A. Hillegeist Tue, 30 Jun 1998 17:02:41

Need information on Mason Co. Leonard COOPER. Fought at Pt. Pleasant, traveled up and down Kanawha and Elk rivers. I have an 1835 deed listing COOPERs: Lewis [my G.G. Grandfather], James, Leonard, Elizabeth, William, Resina, Lucinda. They sold land to George COOPER in Kanawha Co. He could be another brother. Any information will be appreciated.

Ruth Bechtle-Pierce Tue, 30 Jun 1998 10:15:11

Does anyone know where to find records from Concord Church in Couch, Mason Co.? Thank you.

Kim Brownlee Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:49:07

Looking for information about this couple and their descendants. Samuel EDWARDS married Caroline DODSON in Mason County in 1864. Their children were: Lewis A., Sarah Frances, John T., James R. and Mary B. Samuel Edwards died in 1874, and sometime between 1880-1890, Caroline married Isaac WADE.

Kim Brownlee Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:43:42

Looking for information about this couple and their descendants. George W. FISHER married Mary Eveline DODSON in Mason County in 1867. Their children were: Sarah L., Clarinda A., Lylla M., Charles T., and Ora B. This family was last located on the 1900 Mason Co. Census.

Kim Brownlee Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:39:50

Looking for information about this couple and their descendants. Isaac CLENDINEN married Vienna/Viann/Ann DODSON in Mason County in 1858. Their children were: Laura Catherine, Ida F., Rebecca Isabel, Ada Florence, Mary C., Hariett V., and Ellen. Vienna died between 1873-1880, but Isaac was still living in Mason Co. in 1900.

Mary Ann HUFFMAN Hillegeist Sun, 28 Jun 1998 15:47:27

Looking for information on Lewis COOPER, born around 1813, married Jane McGUIRE. Posted marriage bonds in Jackson Co. Feb. 1844. Later lived Kanawha Co. Any information would be helpful!

Jeff Bauserman Sat, 27 Jun 1998 18:32:30

I'm looking for a Samuel Frazier who lived in Mason County in 1830, married Nancy Gallaspie Aug 19, 1819. Later moved to Rockbridge County. They had a daughter I believe, Jane, who married Jonathan Bosserman in Rockbrige in 1843. Any information about this family would be greately appreciated. Thanks.

Scott H. Sat, 27 Jun 1998 17:37:38

Am looking for distant Smith cousins supposed to be living in or around Charleston, possibly Point Pleasant. Uncertain of father's name, possibly James or John. Family may include daughters named Kathy and Dreama, and possibly one son, name unknown. Any information would be very helpful. Last known to be in the Point Pleasant area in the mid-seventies. Thanks.

Kim Brownlee Thu, 25 Jun 1998 17:04:59

We are collecting military and genealogical information on soldiers who fought with the 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry (Union) from Mason County. We are hoping to eventually use this information to create a very special Internet "Homepage" in honor of the regiment, and would like to communicate with anyone who has a 13th WVI ancestor.

Theodore P. McMullen Sat, 13 Jun 1998 14:04:50

I am trying to ascertain parents of John GREATHOUSE husband of Sarah MCDADE of Mason County. Marriage Bond and Consent dated September 17, 1806 is on file on microfilm at Colson Hall, Morgantown JVW1006, Rolls 3 & 4. Marriage Bond has names spelled GRATEHOUSE, and her parents signed with a mark to James MICDADE and Rachel MICKDADE. John's parents are believed to be Daniel GREATHOUSE and Mary MORRIS. John and Sarah died in Roane County and are buried in Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Need to confirm John's parentage.

Ruth with no last name Fri, 12 Jun 1998 09:37:59

Looking for any info on John W. born abt 1856 Nancy E. born May 26 1860, Louisa F. born abt 1862, Edward born ? all born in Va. Parents are Cread and Jemima Austin Powers. In 1880 children are living in MasoCo. Jemima remarried a Benjaman Duncan. Please email, THANKS.

Nancy Dudding Clay Thu, 11 Jun 1998 21:16:25

I am researching Sarah Elizabeth Waugh d/o Gary(Gowry?) and Nancy (Shields) Waugh. She married William Cooper first and My grt,grdfather John Milton Chapman second. Nancy Shields may have come from the Braxton Co area but I can find no real leads. Would like to find someone doing either one of these lines. Some surnames I am researching out of Mason co. are> Bumgarner, Dudding, Roush, Williams, Byrne. I would be glad to share with anyone doing these lines.

John C. Dawson Tue, 09 Jun 1998 21:54:09

I am writing a book on the 11th West Virginia Infantry. I am interested in anyone who had ancestors in this unit, who may be able to submit any information concerning their ancestor's war years. I have given talks on this units campaigns and have decideed it is time to put it into writing. Thank you

Robert J. Redman Tue, 09 Jun 1998 20:10:46

I'am looking for info on the Redman Family. I was told they came from a place called Redman Ridge, in Mason Co. the names are as follows John T. Redman b. abt. 1800 in WVA. Got married in Preble Co., Ohio in 1831 to Mary Magdelene Etzler. Benjamin Redman b. abt.1806 in married in Preble Co., Ohio in1831 to Elizabeth House.Mary Redman b. abt. 1806 or so Married Henry Gephart in 1831 in Preble Co., Ohio. Silas Redman born in early 1800s in WVA. Married Catherine Bunger in 1832 in Preble Co., Ohio. Or any other Redmans that may have moved to Preble or Montgomery County or any other relatives still in W VA. Any information would really be appreciated, or any church records from Mason Co., or Redman Ridge.

Phyllis Turner Mon, 08 Jun 1998 11:45:55

Looking for information about Edward L. Rawson, b. 1827, d. 30 March 1910 in Henrietta T., Hubbard Co., MN (age 82). His birthplace is variously given as WV, VA, or OH. His father is variously given as Edwin J., b. Mason Co WV or Edgar. Would like to confirm father and birthplace.

Karyn Eskew Cooper Sat, 06 Jun 1998 00:16:32

Need help with your Mason County of old. My Jonathan ESCUE/ESKEW 1810 m Amanda (HENSON???)1822, and famly story is that they lived in Buffalo area, Mason Co. WVA. I do not know their date of m but by 1849 they had a son William A. and Amanda had passed in child-birth and was burried in Bowles Cem. I have searched Putnam Co. area and I keep missing out. Mason has to be my link. as Jonathan would be 38 and Amanda 27 at birth of son that is old to have just been married but no other children exist. Jon m Lucinda WHITTINGTON then also of Putnam Co. 1851. But I find both John Henson and John WHITTINGTON in Mason Co 1840. So I know there has to be a connection to Mason for Jon. also. (both Henson and Whittington are parents of both wives). Are there any ESCUE/ESKEW/ HENSON/WHITTINGTON FAMILY OUT THERE!!!? Please end my years of searching and contact me.

Janet McDermitt Tue, 02 Jun 1998 14:57:49

I am doing a search on a branch of the McDermitt family. I am looking for information on VALENTINE MCDERMITT born 11 Nov 1816 and died 31 March 1906. I do not know where he was born or his parents names. The earliest information I have is on an 1850 census. At that time he was married to Jane and they had 4 children...Chloe, Sarah, James S. & Susan. Any info would be appreciated. I have some info on descendants through James S. if this would be useful to anyone.

Jane Moroni Sat, 30 May 1998 20:36:54

I recently found a reference to a Susan Gibbs (b. 1845-1920) who married in Mason Co. a Wm. H. Lavender (b.1841 in Valley City-so where might that be for starters?-d.1890).I'm keenly interested in any and all Lavenders. Some day I'm discover which Lavender is the father to my Edward Paul Lavender(b. 1828 Amherst Co.,Va.)/Eliza Hager(1823-1913).These last two ended up in Johnson Co.,Ky. My answers lie across the river from Ky. and in "Old Virginia" somewhere. Thanks much for any shred of a lead. I also have info on Gibbs in Johnson Co. as well that were married into allied lines of mine that makes me particularly curious about the above mentioned Mason Co. entry. Glad to share with all.

Ellen Tolleson Reesh Fri, 29 May 1998 22:44:30

Looking for information on a J.W Morgan, married to a Mary McNear (McNeer) in 1880. they had 6 children, named Della, Lena, Edna, Esta, Verlie, and Alberta. Alberta is my husbands maternal grand mother, she was born 8/6/1889. Died in Ohio in 1927 when my husband mother was only 6 yrs old. Thanks for any thing you can help with.

Orville E. Carpenter Mon, 01 Jun 1998 00:00:59

Seeking information on Hiram Gullion of Smythe County Virginia. Married Caroline Martin, daughter of George W. Martin and Philadelphia Ellison Martin, in Mason County in 1863. Have been unable to find any information on Hiram and Caroline since. Also need information on George Martin and Philadelphia Ellison.

Shirley Anderson Strangis Mon, 25 May 1998 17:38:29

Could anyone tell me where the Williams Cemetery is located? My gggrandparents John Williams and Celia Petry Williams are supposed to be buried there and that is all the information I have. Thank you for any help.

B. Cassels Mon, 25 May 1998 14:51:55

I am trying to assess the vailidity of a suspected connection between my ancestor Harriet Matilda MCDANIEL (born 1820 in DC; died 1867 in Meriwether County, GA; married William Sanders LAWSON about 1840); and Ann MCDANIEL (who I suspect is her mother). Ann appears in the 1840 and 1850 census listings for Mason County, WVa, as head of household with about 8 children of ages which could match Harriet. From a Bible record I have reason to believe that Harriet lived in her youth in Point Pleasant, WVa, which is in Mason County, WVa. Many of Ann's children (not including Harriet who was not living with her by then) are listed in the 1850 Mason County census as being born in DC or Va. My theory is that Ann was born about 1790 in DC. I don't know her maiden name. I believe her family stayed in the DC area. She met a man named Ezekiel MCDANIEL from WVa, and probably married him in DC in about 1810 to 1815; and they lived there until about 1831 when they moved to Mason County. Ezekiel MCDANIEL died in about 1835. Ann MCDANIEL continued living in Mason County with her 8 children, including Harriet, Virginia and Julia. Ezekiel apparently had family there -- I believe brothers Daniel, John, and Jeremiah Jr. I believe his parents were Jeremiah McDANIEL Sr. and Rachel SAYRE. Does anyone have any information that help me to confirm this theory, or identify the Ann’s maiden name. Any help at all would be appreciated.

Sandy Griffith Wed, 13 May 1998 08:38:42

James LAWSON m Mary NEWLAND in 1834, by 1870 they were living in Mason Co with their children, 6 of them are Sarah 1835, John 1837, James M. 1839, Isabella 1 Mar 1842, Eliza 1845 and William July 1850, please write for information,

The Okey King Sat, 09 May 1998 22:07:54

I am Looking for the parents of Susan Hughes King. Susan married Ephraim King the son of William King and Sarah Rhodes. Susan had children: Jasper, Alice M "Aunt Maggie Kent" King Stover, and Ella Fl,orence who married William Alexander King. Sarah Hughes King is buried in the King Family Cemetery. I am also Looking for the parents of Sarah Rhodes. I have identified Maggie Kent.

Bea Jackson Miller Sat, 09 May 1998 16:35:15

I am searching for the family of Robert Miller born around 1830-35. He married Eliza J. ?; Had 3 children: 1. William Scott b. abt. 1861 2. James b. abt. 1865 3. Mary, b. abt. 1867. Robert and Eliza were born in Pa. William Scott was born in Va. Can anyone verify this or add to it? Supposedly they lived in Cologne Township in Mason County. Thanks in advance.

Sharon Bryant Sat, 09 May 1998 16:46:27

Would like to contact descendants of, or persons having information on the following Mason County residents: Children, grandchildren of George and Nellie Clendenin Stephenson; Children, grandchildren of Nellie's brothers - Alexander and William. Early 19th century.

Cathy Cooper Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:18:05

Looking for information on my grandfather, Jesse Ray Barker. I never knew him or any of his family. He was married to my grandmother, Susan Fern Powell. They separated/divorced prior to my birth. I have been unable to find a marriage record for them. Jesse died in the early 70's in Columbus, Ohio. Am also interested in any information regarding Jesse's parents, siblings, etc.

Beckie with no last name Wed, 06 May 1998 09:59:17

I am researching Esom Hannan son of Thomas Hannah and Elizabeth Henry. Esom married Miriam Morris in Kanawha county. Known children are: Minerva married Thomas SPURLOCK, Elizabeth married Zachariah COX, Thomas Henry, Eliza married Peter HUNTER, Edmond Sloan, Eva, Sarah married Robertson WAUGH. Some were living in Mason in 1850. When did Esom remarry to Sarah? Miriam is said to have died on Octber 3, 1825. So the last couple of kids may have been by the second marriage. Any further information on this family would be appreciated.
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Angie B. Mon, 04 May 1998 19:25:43

I am looking for information concerning Nannie Elizabeth Lambert. She was born in 1873 married John Edgar Cornell. Her son Clarence Edgar Cornell was born July 22, 1899 in Mason County, Hogsett, West Virginia. If anyone has any information please contact me, thank you.

Jamie Buckner Sun, 03 May 1998 10:36:34

My gggrandfather, William Henry NESMITH, mustered out in Mason City, VA. I have searched several books and data bases and cannot find any township named Mason City in either Virginia or West Virginia. I have made the assumption that it was simply Mason, West Virginia. NESMITH, William Henry, Born approx 1842 in Washington D. C., moved to Virginia. Mustered-out in West Virginia Inf. in 1861 at Mason City, Virginia (now West Virginia). Searching for his parents and sibblings, names unknown. Parents were supposidly from Germany. Can you tell me where I can dig further for confirmation? Thanks!

HAIDUCS Inc. Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:20:36

Oliver MATTOX was the brother of Joe MATTOX of Point Pleasant. He lived in Point Pleasant about 1918-1928 when he died. Any information on this MATTOX family would be greatly appreciated. I know Oliver had sons Clarence, Virgil, Raymond and daughters Mary and Emma.

Allen D. Garton Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:18:19

Seek information on the families of Thomas Garton Sr. and Thomas Garton Jr., timeframe early 1800's to present.

John C. Dawson Sun, 26 Apr 1998 11:46:04

Researching Buffalo Township for DEWEES/GATENS, who lived in this area and are buried in Showen cemetery. James Robert DEWEES was born in Jackson County, March 29, 1850 and married Florence M. SISSON on June 21, 1874 in Mason County. Florence died in the flu epidemic on December 5, 1918. James died January 12, 1927 and both are buried in Showen cemetery. James was the son of the Civil War veteran (Co K 11th West Virginia Inf) Benjamin Casto Dewees and Grace Casto. Florence came from Hancock County, Illinois. There children were as follows:
1) Arthur Donald DEWEES
2) Morton Harley DEWEES m. Amelia MORNINGSTAR
3) Everett Allen DEWEES m. Bertha Louise STEVENS
4) Gertrude DEWEES m. David ADAMSON
5) Harry Burton DEWEES m. Anna M. RICHARDS
6) Alma DEWEES m. John J. DONEGAN
7) Della Agnes DEWEES m. Cornelius Francis GATENS ***
8) Virgil A. DEWEES m. Carrie MASH
9) Iris DEWEES m. Harrison HUDNALL
10) Grace DEWEES
Go back to 1595 with the Dewees'....want all families to present day. Also have extensive knowledge on the GATENS....need todays families. Thank you, John Dawson (husband to Mary Jean Gaten, daughter of William J. Gatens)
P.S. Have many names to Showen Cemetery.

Lewis E. Casey Sat, 25 Apr 1998 07:41:28

Looking for any information about LEVI CASEY or any of the following family members-- Levi Casey, b. abt 1821 in Virginia (West Virginia), d. January 12, 1894 in Letart, WV. Married to Sallie V. Small, b abt 1828 in Virginia (West Virginia). Children included: Edmund Casey, b. abt 1840; Virginia Casey, b. abt 1842; Elisha Casey, b. abt 1844; Harriet Casey, b. abt 1846; Madison Casey, b. abt 1849 in Putnam Co. VA., married to Clarice (Clara) Ashland Frost; Kelsey Casey, b. February 10, 1862 in Mason Co., VA., d. February 10, 1929 in Henderson, WV; John Casey, b. January 2, 1858 in Ironton, OH, d. March 15, 1939 in Henderson, WV.

John Cook Sat, 25 Apr 1998 00:00:36

Looking for anyone with information about the Watkins family(ies) that were in Mason County in early 1800s...some of whom went to Meigs Co, OH. Thanks.

Charlene Marietti Thu, 23 Apr 1998 20:21:54

Seeking information on Thomas WOOD (1827, Md? England?-1905, Mason Co.WV), spouse, Frances (Fanny) RHODES (1831, Morgan Co.OH?-1919/1920, Mason Co.WV) Thomas lived in (Galia Co, OH?) and moved to WV mid-Civil War where he farmed. Children: Alice, Elizabeth, Helen, John Clark, Nathan, May and Franklin.

B. Cassels Wed, 22 Apr 1998 22:32:00

Harriett Matilda McDaniel, born 1820 in Point Pleasant, WVa; died 1867 in Meriwether Co, GA; married William Sanders Lawson. Would appreciate any information on McDaniel family connections, or possible connections.

Jenny Graham Wed, 22 Apr 1998 12:07:52

I have a Benjamin REDMOND, b. ca 1785 in Loudoun Co., VA, who moved to Mason Co. ca 1814 with his wife, Nancy JAMES. He owned a saddlery shop in Point Pleasant and a farm a few miles away. He and his wife had 2 children before her death ca 1820, Andrew James (A.J.) REDMOND and Mary Ann REDMOND. A.J. REDMOND married Ala AMOS. They had 2 children, Nancy and Benjamin. Sometime after her death (bef 1849) A.J. died ca 1849 en route to California. He had left his children in the care of his father, Benjamin REDMOND. Mary Ann REDMOND married Lemuel H. JAMES ca 1834 in Mason Co. They had the following children: Mary (Mollie) (m. Clay NEAL), Elizabeth, Virginia (Jenny), Alva (m. Miss HILL), Hector (or Hiter?), Andrew Frank (b. ca 1850; m. Mary Alice HARRIS), and Benjamin (m. Miss SKINNER). All these children were born in Point Pleasant except the youngest, Ben, who may have been born in Wood Co. Mary Ann REDMOND's husband, Lemuel H. JAMES, disappeared in 1854 on a westward journey, and Mary Ann was killed by a slave later that same year. The younger children were taken in by Tillinghast "Old Till" COOK of Wood or Mason Co. Tillinghast COOK was a son of Joseph COOK, Sr. and Elizabeth BARKER. His sister Nancy COOK, who died in 1849 in Wood Co., had been married to a John JAMES. Not sure if this John JAMES was a relative of Lemuel H. JAMES or of Mary Ann REDMOND's mother, Nancy JAMES. I have some info on the REDMOND family and a little on the family of Nancy JAMES, but only have Lemuel H. JAMES' father (Abel or Able). Would like to know more about all of them, and to connect John JAMES with the family of Nancy JAMES of Loudoun Co., VA or the family of Lemuel H. JAMES. Happy to share info.

Ginny Cass Fri, 17 Apr 1998 00:49:09

I am looking for information on CHARLES FIELDER and find that a Charles Fielder fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant. The Charles Fielder in my family is my ggg grandfather, b. ca. 1810 in VA (or IN), married twice, lived in IL, buried in KS. We have not been able to gather any info on his siblings or parents. There is little info available on the Fielder line so I am hoping these two named Charles are related. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you

Ruth Sturm Wed, 15 Apr 1998 20:16:45

I am looking for information on WILLIAM ELIZA DELLINGER and their grandson, HENRY HAMON. They were in the 1900 Mason County census. Also looking for information on CHRISTINA DELLINGER who married SYLVESTER DONOHUE, in Meigs county on Sept. 25, 1891. This is my great grandmother. Any stories of her life would be appreciated. Christina was the mother of Henry Hamon and the father was known as "DOC" HAMON. Do you know of him?

Norma Lockwood Tue, 14 Apr 1998 20:51:25

Seeking information on the Nibert (Neighbert) family who lived in Mason County in the early 1800's. My husband's great grandmother was Elizabeth Ann Nibert, born about 1821, married Lewis A. Kennedy in Gallia County, Ohio in September of 1821. Would like to know who her parents were. She also had a younger brother, named James. Elizabeth could have been called Betsy Ann. Would appreciate any information about this family. Thank you.

Okey L. King Tue, 14 Apr 1998 20:43:53

I am seeking the the parents of Gilbert Thornton. Gilbert married Ladora Lakota King the only daughter of William Alexander King and Ella Florence King. Gilbert and Ladora lived on Little Mill Creek in Mason County.

Okey L. King Sat, 11 Apr 1998 15:05:43

I am looking for information on Maggie Kent. I know tht she was living during the late 1940s or early 1950s. The only information that I have on her came from an incident that occured when I was young. We were traveling on a dirt road to the Stone Homeplace on Thirteenmile Creek in Mason County when my mother said, "Look! There's aunt Maggie Kent." If my memory is correct, she was a woman with red or auburn hair.

Mary Campbell Fri, 10 Apr 1998 15:16:58

Looking for information on Jessie Fadely m. Russell Roush. Jessie's parents were Della McNealey and Franklin Warren Fadeley.

Thomas W. Richards Thu, 9 Apr 1998 00:28:23

I am researching the surname of Patterson. Most are of Mason County. My Grandfather: James Arthur Garfield Patterson B: 1885. His Father: John Ellsworth Alexander Patterson : 1842. His Father: Jacob Patterson B: Abt 1815 Cabell County. His Father: Littlebury Patterson. Any information about any of these families would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to share what information I have. Thanks.

S. Griffith Wed, 08 Apr 1998 15:14:44

Looking for information on EDWARDS, KNAPP, MEADOWS, LAMBERT, WOODRUM, PLANTS, COOPER families, most arrived in Mason Co after 1850, these families still live in the area, we have reunions every summer.

Ed Broecker Wed, 08 Apr 1998 11:48:39

Researching BRITAIN LEWIS b VA ABT 1790, m SARA(SALLY) WARD Urbana OH 1813. Her father COL. WM. WARD was involved with the LEWISES around the time of Point Pleasant battle, his brother JOHN was taken by Indians as a child, fought with the Shawnee as WHITE WOLF. Looking for ancestors of BRITAIN LEWIS. Thank you,

Brenda Finnicum Sat, 4 Apr 1998 19:09:28

FINNICUM line: John FINNICUM ( born abt 1859) son of William (born 1824 and died 1894) and Edith FINNICUM (born in 1829 and died in 1898) ( maiden name unk). Other children of William include Clara, Catherine, Louisa, George, Levi, and Amanda and Adair. I believe George married an Elizabeth HURLOW. William was born in Ohio but Edith in VA. It has been reported William was a vet of the Civil War. GRIMM line: Elizabeth GRIMM (my grandmother) daughter of Milow GRIMM ( born 1853) and EMMA GIBBS. Milow's parents were Charles (born about 1844 in Va) and Harriet (born about 1844 in Indiana). I believe that Simon GRIMM was Charles' father. GIBBS line: Emma GIBBS ( born 1875 in Mason Co) was the daughter of Lydia BASS( born about 1853 in VA) and Henry GIBBS (born about 1852 in VA). Thank you.

Charles M. Morris Thu, 02 Apr 1998 16:03:33

Would like any information regarding WILLIAM ARBUCKLE who lived in Mason Co., and fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant, b. 3 Mar 1752 and died 21 Mar 1836 in Mason Co., WVa. also on the NELSON family, JOHN GRIFFITH NELSON b. 1771 m to MARY DICKINSON ARBUCKLE.

Faye Spence Thu, 02 Apr 1998 11:11:57

Looking for Henthorn(e) family in Mason County.

Nancy Stricklett Galaway Wed, 01 Apr 1998 13:56:07

I am researching the above names. Galaway, John b. - 9 Mar 1800-d. 2 Sep 1867, in Meigs Co., OH, married Leah (Lear or Learh)- b. 20 Sep 1805-d. 12 Mar 1900, moved to Meigs County, Ohio about 1850from PA. Believed to have 8 children. One son is believed to be Thomas M. Galaway- b. 13 Nov 1828- who married Malvina -b. 19 Nov 1827- d. 19 July 1895, their descendants would include Thelma Galaway Woodrum Beulah Galaway Crabtree. The second know son of John and Lear (Smith) Galaway is Joseph S. Galaway b. 25 Dec 1932 in PA d. 26Jjune 1895 in McCool Junction, NE and was married to Anna Maria Foley b.15 Feb 1836 in VA d. 18 Jan 1914 in McCool Jct., NE. She was the oldest child of Thomas Foley b.about 1811 and Elizabeth Wilson b. 1816 d. Aug 1894 in Ohio. The Foley may have lived in Meigs or Athens Co., OH.

Sherril Sullivan Erfurth Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:35:00

SULLIVAN family Looking for ANY information on Thomas SULLIVAN b. 1805, married Hannah SAYRE; William SULLIVAN b. 1800-10, m. Eliza GREENLEE; Jeremiah SULLIVAN b.1800-10, m. Mary SAYRE; Jefferson SULLIVAN b. 1800-10, m. Julia SAYRE. I think they were sons of Dennis & Catherine (Caty)(JONES )SULLIVAN. The family moved to Mason County about 1816 from Augusta County. Caty was sister to postmaster Dudley JONES. Is Jefferson and Jeremiah the same person? Thomas is my gg grandfather.

Matt Combs Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:08:53

Seeking information on COMBS in Mason County. Looking for William Henry COMBS, d. 1896 in Mason County, brother of my GGGrandfather John Joseph COMBS. Matt Combs' Homepage

Jerry Tucker Thu, 26 Mar 1998 17:47:44

Gerald W. Tucker, Paternal Side: father: Joseph H. Tucker, b. Dec. 10, 1926 in Bancroft, Putnam Co. W. Va. , d. Jan. 13 1996 in Bancroft, W. Va. M. Roberta McConaughy, children, Gerald, Sandra, Thomas. grand father: Thomas W. Tucker, b. May 3, 1884 in Buffalo, W. Va. d. Feb. 25, 1970 in Bancroft, W. Va. m. Mamie Saunders on Nov. 21,1906 d. Feb. 15, 1978 (more info needed) children: Harry,Thelma, Elsie, Edna, John, Charlotte, Bethlene, Joseph, Helen, Marie, Alice, Jackie. Ggrand father: Ellery Perry Tucker, b. Oct. 2, 1859 in Mason Co. Va., d. Jan. 2, 1959 in Bancroft. m. Annie Laura Legg, b. 1866, children: Henry , Thomas, Arthur, Odis, Mamie, Alice, Neva, and stepson John King. Annie Legg, b. in Mason Co. parents William W. Legg, m. Virginia Hayes on Apr. 15, 1861 in Gallia, Ohio (have Legg research back to 1600). GGgrand father: Henry Tucker, b. 1840 m. Cynthia Harris, children: E. Perry (Oct. 1859), Edmund (1862), Samantha (Jun. 1867), Anna Louise (1865), William Grant (Feb. 1863), Monroe (Jan.1, 1869), Harmon (May 18, 1873) more info. coming. GGGgrand father: John Wesly Tucker, b. Mar. 4, 1811, d. Feb. 4, 1874 in Mason Co. m. Elizabeth McCoy, 1835, children: Columbus, William, Henry, John, Amatis, Madison, Elizabeth, Alex, Mary A., Need information on Mamie Saunders, Cynthia Harris, and Elizabeth McCoy and beyond John Wesly Tucker

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Karyn Bradley Tue, 24 Mar 1998 10:05:45

My mother is a Henry from Scott County Va. I have several years of research on that line. In a nutshell: John Henry was the immigrant ancestor; came into Penn prior to 1790; migrated down the Valley of Virginia and was in Scott Co. by 1803. His direct line is Daniel Henry, George Hopkins Henry, Napoleon Bonaparte Henry, Sue Henry. His brother went to Indiana and possibly to Ohio. If any of this seems pertinent please email me. A few years ago I discovered the Indiana link quite by accident and it gained me a wealth of info. Happy hunting.

Larry Anthony Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:23:02

Trying to locate information on James C. Anthony who lived in Mason Co., WV. In 1830 he had a child under age of 5 and he could have been my ggrandfather: Adison Anthony. Do you have any information on any Anthonys?

Larry Jones Saturday, March 21, 1998 4:00 AM

My name is Larry Jones and I am researching the family of my GreatGrandmother HULDA JANE CREMEANS. She was born on July 20, 1842, in Mason County. Her father ANDREW J. CREMEANS was born in Mason County around 1811 and her mother MARTHA POWERS was born in Kanhaway County in 1820. Please e mail me with any information about any of these ancestors. Thank you very much for any help!

Okey L. King Saturday, March 21, 1998 3:19 AM

Although I have found a tremendous number of relatives in the last six months, I am still looking for the parents of Elizabeth Jacobs who married Alexander King as well as the parents of Ella Florence king who married William Alexander King. William Alexander is a son of Alexander King. I owe a large debt of gratitude to Ruth Dunham, wife of my cousin Carl, for a wealth of information on the Dunham Family. I am still searching formembers of the KING, STONE, SAYRE, JACOBS, GARRISON, BARR families. Other families that I am interested in are: the HILLS, THE PARSONS, THE KNAPPS, THE LIVINGSTONS, THE MORRISONS, THE PULLINS, and the CAINS. Both of my parents, Okey King Sr. and Edna Luverna Stone were born and raised on Thirteenmile Creek. Let me give my thanks to those who maintain and work with these county websites.

Mary Ann Zervos Sat, 21 Mar 1998 01:04:55

Still looking for: John Hamilton Allman death record. Story goes that on 1 July l900 he drowned on a ferry at Pt. Pleasant. What FERRY? He is burried up at New Bethel Christian Church, Buffalo, near old Allman farm. Point of information: wife: Ida Belle Briggs; Parents: George Wash. Allman/Sarah Ann Hunter; grandparents: Benjamin Allman/Mary McCullough who lived in Mineral Wells Wood Cty. l860 fed c; John's son was C.B. Allman. John b:l869 Marshall Cty. Thats all folks. Looking for more. Stonewalled in New York.

Darlene Dunlap Korman Thursday, March 19, 1998 7:01AM

I am trying to find information on Fletta Tabitha Washington. She died in Mason Co. in 1886?. She married a man named John Dunlap. She and her husband had 5 children John, Albert ( who spelled his name Dunlop ), Hester, Sarah, and George William (Who was my Grandfather ). Her youngest son George was only 6 years old when she died. He was given to the captain of an Ohio Steamboat to work as a Steamboy until he was 18. She is said to be a descendant of Charles Washington, brother of George. If anyone has knowledge of anyone mentioned please contact me.

Carolyn Miller Tue, 17 Mar 1998 14:13:42

Searching for JOSEPH PONTSLER b abt 1838 m Martha dau MARY PONTSLER m ALFRED STOVER b 1858 son JOSEPH STOVER b 1890 d 1970 m KATHERINE CRAIG dau of SIMMUEL CRAIG PERMELIA HENSON. CALVIN HART b 1818 m MARY BLANKENSHIP dau MARIAH HART 1869 m JAMES W TUCKER b 1864 d 1939. Any JIVIDEN family members.

B. L. Rossow Sat, 14 Mar 1998 14:05:57

Need any information about parents of James A. CLENDENIN and Rebecca LEWIS who married in Mason Co. WV 1840. I did not find them in the 1850 census but there were in the 1860 Jackson Co. WV census and remained there til their deaths. One son, Joseph R. or B., moved back to Mason County and remained there til his death.

Clint Halstead Thu, 12 Mar 1998 12:56:41

I am trying to find information about great grandfather and great-greatgrandfathers who lived in Mason County. My GGG was William HALSTEAD. b. ca 1815 and his wife Recy EDWARDS m. 1831 in Mason Co. Their children all born in Mason Co are: John B.1832 m. Elizabeth Lewis, Abner b.1837, Isaac B. b.1843, Alice E. b.1834, Mary E. b.1838. Elizabeth F. b.1841. I would much appreciate learning about these individuals or advice as to where such information may be obtained.

Scott Gordon Wed, 11 Mar 1998 11:53:32

My great grandfather, Harvey Gordon, was born in Gallipolis Ferry or Glenwood WV... Does anyone have information on Harvey Gordon or anyone else with the Gordon name from that area?

Cathy Brubaker Tue, 10 Mar 1998 19:28:03

I am looking for information on a mining accident that occured on Feb 13, 1951 at/near Graham Station. At least one miner, HAROLD SIMON WALKER, was killed as a result of a slate fall. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Judy Ebert Fri, 06 Mar 1998 15:58:34

Looking for information on Joseph and Nancy(Nibert) Henry. They lived in Virginia then West Virginia. They had ten children starting in 1833 to 1851. This is as far as I can go back.

ALLMAN-HUNT Inc. Sun, 01 Mar 1998 23:00:48

I am searching for the blood father of Harvey Alexandra Woodrum. He was born out of wedlock (1862-1937) in Middleport. Ohio. His mother was Sarah Jane Davis (1843-1899) of West Columbia W.Va. In 1866, when Harvey was 4 yrs. old, Sarah Jane married Archibald Woodrum in Mason Co. Harvey then took Woodrum as his last name. I have a picture of Harvey's blood father's brother, Charles Circle or Zircle (?sp) with either Sarah Jane's brother,cousin or uncle, William Davis. So, I am looking for a brother of Charles Circle who was friends with the Davis family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

George Wetzel Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:03:43

Hello, I am trying to find more information on Jacob WETZEL (WHETSEL, WHETZEL, WETZELL). I have that he was born 1803, New Haven, Mason Co., VA; m. Eve SMITH 03 Oct 1822 in Lewis Co.., VA. From a newspaper article quoting their son Lewis S., Jacob d. 1862. The same article names Jacob's father as George who fought in war of 1812. Does anyone have any other information on Jacob or his ancestors? I am aware of 7 children by Jacob and Eve. Lewis S. b 17 Jul 1824, Dennis D. b. 1831, Rebecca J. b. 1835, George Jackson b. 1837 (my ggf), Margaret M. b. 1839, Jefferson P. b. 1842, Albert Robert Lewis b. Jul 1848. I keep being told that I descend from Johannes Martini through his son Nicholas, but I have yet to find anything that would prove this. Thank you for any help you can give.

H. Richard Allen Thu, 26 Feb 1998 11:49:01

We are researching the ALLEN family in WV. My grandfather is Chalres Edward Allen b. Feb. 1884 d. Dec. 6, 1937. He married Ida May COBB b. 1893. Charles' father was John ALLEN b. Oct. 1857 in WV. He married Ellen (Lizzie) KAIZE b. 1865 d. 1921 and buried in Smith Cem., Leon WV. We think but are not sure, that John's father is William ALLEN b. about 1813 in VA. He was married to a Sarah.........? As an aid, one of John's brothers was named Major-not a rank but his given name. Also as an aid, my dad's name is Hollie-usual for a man. We would appreciate any help you can give.

Don Curtis Thu, 26 Feb 1998 12:12:18

Looking for any information on these two family names, that lived in Mason County, W. Va. and Meigs County, Ohio, between 1850 and 1900, both Irish.

Erin Pence Thu, 26 Feb 1998 23:11:49

Searching for FORTHS. I have heard that there is a Forth Cemetery on Ashton-Upland Road in southern Mason county. Does anyone know who is buried there? I am searching for the parents, relatives, or siblings of Andrew Jackson FORTH, (1855-1932). He may possibly have been the son of a James Forth. Andrew married Susan HENRY, (1855-1895) daughter of J.Thomas Henry and Martha (Jordan) Henry. The Henry's lived on or near Crab Creek Rd. in WV. After Susan died, Andrew Jackson Forth married Fannie Jordan. Andrew and his family lived in Ohio, Gallia County in 1900. Does anyone know of any FORTH'S? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

W. A. Davis Sun, 22 Feb 1998 14:33:33

Looking for any information on a John DAVIS, birthday unknown. Married to an ANN last name unknown. Had a son James DAVIS born 1848 in Mason County. I presume would be on an 1840 or 1850 census if no birth record of James is found. Thanks for any help you can give.

Joy Coyan Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:23:46

Searching for any information regarding my Grandmother and family. Her obituary gives her birthplace as Mason County, W. Va. Her death certificate lists her birthdate as 23 April 1892; death date as 18 April 1929 and her parents as John DAVIS (DAVIES) and Belle FIGGINS or possibly Tiggins. My grandmother's name was Catherine DAVIS and she married first, Mathew HARN (Hearn-Herrin). They had one child, Clifford before Mathew died in 1916. She then married his brother, Oscar Earl Harn, had two daughters and was living in New Boston, Ohio at the time of her death. Any help appreciated!

Howard Browne Sat, 21 Feb 1998 15:41:01

Martin Browne came from England in 1780. First find him in 1809 Mason Co tax rolls and in 1810 - 1820 census. Two sons Martin, m Suzy McAllister d. Garrett, Abel, m Polly Frazier. Martin Sr had land and lived at Red House. All went to Indiana in 1829. A daughter, Amelia m Wm Tucker Looking for leads to period 1780-1809 and possible family who remained.

Garry Deal Tue, 17 Feb 1998 12:39:07

I am trying to find anything on Christopher Columbus Deal. I know that his wife Sarah forth was in Mason County, W. V. in 1840's.

Mary Campbell Sat, 14 Feb 1998 01:10:44

Looking for information on Samuel McNealey m. Martha Slack. Their children were Dixie, Maggie, Rhudy, Della, Lillie, John,and Clarence. Della was my great grandmother. She married Franklin Warren Fadely first and Phillip Dan Bonecutter. All I know is that Samuel live to be 103 years old. Could use any help I could use any help on this family.

Pamela Howell Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:49:43

Search James Francis Means (My Great Grandfather) Born February 23, 1883 in Clifton Father was Micheal Means from Ireland Mother was Margarite Shay from Ohio I would appreciate any information.

Sue Coyle Fri, 06 Feb 1998 14:12:13

I am trying to find information on Albert McClain or McLean MANN born about 1910. He's the youngest son of my great grandparents, William "Willie" Mitchell Mann and Ada Fleshman MANN. He might have been living in Huntington, WV in the 1930's or 40's but was orginally from Monroe Co. WV.

Elaine Swab Thu, 05 Feb 1998 10:38:38

I am interested in contact from anyone with information concerning the following famiLY surnames in the Pt. Pleasant area, Mason Co., WV: FRANZ, FRANTZ, WAHNAR, WERNER, SCHORN, MILLER, EISENMANN My direct line is from Ohio, but there is an undefined branch in Pt. Pleasant (births there, relatives attended funerals in Pomeroy who resided in Pt. Pleasant, etc.). Thank You for your help! Willing to share information.

Alan S. Bias Wed, 04 Feb 1998 23:34:06

Researching all WV Bias/Byus. Looking for further info on Bennett Byus and son Anderson Byus of Mason/Putnam Counties. Anderson b. 1838 married Nancy Jordan ca. 1859 and has been confused with Anderson Bias son of Roland Bias of Cabell County who are cousins.

Caroline Campbell Tue, 03 Feb 1998 15:33:51

I am researching the John Noble family from the Beech Hill area. John was born in Nov. 1864. He married in1886 to a woman named Anna. I would like Anna's maiden name. Anna was born in Sept. 1868. John and Anna had five children: Leva, Bertha Mae, Homer, Oran and Lindsay. Any help is appreciated.

Mary Campbell Sat, 31 Jan 1998 14:32:28

Looking for information on Phillip Dan Bonecutter who married Della McNealey Fadely. Della was my greatgrandmother and this was her second marriage. The first marriage was to Franklin Warren Fadely. All I know is that Della live in Mason and is buried there. My grandmother Goldie Fadely m. Edgar Jennings Oliver in 1925 ,Mason Co. WV. Any help I could find would be great.

Diane Fisher Egelston Sun, 18 Jan 1998 11:49:02

Search PETER FRY, b. 1807 in Mason County, WV area. Married HANNAH KNOPP. Daughter LYDIA ELIZABETH FRY married JOHN MARTIN FISHER, my great grandparents. Lived in Mason County, WV. Would appreciate any information. Will gladly exchange.

Erin with no last name Wed, 14 Jan 1998 15:33:29

I am searching for the family that took in Iva Pearl FORTH (born 1887) age 10 and her sister Hattie FORTH (born 1893)age 2 when their mother died. They were the children of Andrew Jackson FORTH (1855-1932) and Susan HENRY (1855-1895). Andrew was still living and raising all of his children but these two, one named Goldie, and the newest baby Stella. It is thought that they went to live with relatives. The FORTH's lived in Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, but had relatives in W.Virginia, some around Huntington. I know there were HENRY relatives in W.V. Iva married Henry VANCE and Hattie married Clyde DABNEY. Hattie lived the later half of her life on Crab Creek Road in W. Virginia. Can you help me find where they went to? I cannot find them on the Gallia County census for 1900.

J. D. Bush Mon, 12 Jan 1998 16:17:55

I am new at this and not sure what I'm doing. I have tracked down all available information from family and am searching for more. Looking for anything on George F. Bush married Mary Oliver in West Virginia. Only Children I know of: Ivan Ray, and Leonard (professor at Kent State during the 60's shooting(Viet-Nam protest). Ivan Ray Bush b. 29 May 1884, d. 9 Sept. 1970, County Commisioner Mason County,1950-60's. Married to Mary Easton early 1900, b. 16 January 1887, d. 14 February 1969. Children Ivan,George, Walter, Lois, Jean, Esther. My father was Ivan Dale Bush. Parents of Mary Easton were Thomas Easton and Agnes Newell of Pennsylvania. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

George Wetzel Mon, 12 Jan 1998 19:50:16 -0800

I am trying to find out more about my family. I have a Jacob WETZEL, b. 1803 in VA, married to Eve SMITH, b. 1804 in VA, in 03 Oct 1822. They had seven children that I am aware of, some of which were born in New Haven, Mason, WV. Lewis S. b. 17 Jul 1824 in Lewis Co.; Dennis D., b. 1831 VA; Rebecca J., b. 1835 VA; George Jackson, b. 1837 in Weston, Lewis Co., (my g.g.f.); Margaret M., b. 1839 New Haven, Mason Co.; Jefferson P., b. 1842; and Albert (Robert) L., b. Jul 1848 New Haven, Mason Co. According to a newspaper article, Lewis S. says that his gf. was named George and a veteran of 1812 War. I have information that indicates that Albert stayed in Mason county and married Mary J. ? who was born in 1853 in Mason Co. They had eight children that I am aware of. Margaret married ? DODD, of Mason Co., b. 1836; They had two children that I am aware of.

Jack Stewart Mon, 05 Jan 1998 22:07:22

Researching early Mason county pioneers who were residents when the county was formed from Kanawha in 1804. Surnames are STEWART, STUART, SMITH, McGUIRE, RICKARD (RICHART), GIBBS, VAN METER, LEMASTERS, RICE and VAN SICKLE. Would like to hear from anyone researching these families at this time frame. Thank You!


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