Mason County

Jul - Nov 1998 Queries


Barbara Boyce Wed, 18 Nov 1998 00:18:15
My HOBBS family came from Russell Co VA abt 1880 to Lincoln Co WV. My gr grandfather, GEORGE HENRY HOBBS married and raised his family in LIncoln Co as did his two sisters, Louisa (Lula) and Rosina (Rose). Louisa married a BALL man and ROSINA married Columbus HALL a preacher in Lincoln Co. George Henry had 2 older brothers, ELI, and SAMUEL. I have heard from two other researchers that there was a SAMUEL HOBBS and an ELI HOBBS in Mason County. : If anyone has information on HOBBS living in Mason county from 1880 to present day, please email me.

Linda Wood Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:14:20
I am working on the Roush line. My ancestor is James Roush 1823-1906. He took possession of land in Missouri that was awarded him by Abraham and Daniel Roush from their service in War of 1812. I know Daniel and Abraham lived in Mason County. I am trying to find James' parents and siblings and his connection to Daniel and Abraham Roush who served in War of 1812. James was my great-great grandfather.

Olaf K. Walker Tue, 17 Nov 1998 19:56:14
I am searching and seeking information on Priscilla Knapp, the daughter and the second child of Moses Knapp, who lived most of his life in Mason County, Virginia (now Mason County, West Virginia) She married a Harrison. This fact is based on the Moses Knapp's Last Will and Testamnet which was written and signed on September 8, 1859. It was proven by the County Court on April 2, 1860. In this document Priscilla Harrison is mentioned as receiveing a portion of Moses Knapp's estate. William Knapp born abt 1796, was the first son and first child of Moses Knapp. If anyone out there can provide me with any information on the Harrisions or Priscilla Knapp would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.

Dorothy Ward Mon, 16 Nov 1998 20:20:13
I have 1880 census information on my great-grandparents from Mason County. I would like additional information on John J. Flora b. 1818 in Ohio and his wife Nancy A. Hall b.1830 in Virginia. Also information on Leander Hughes b. 1845 in Ohio and his wife Nancy ? b. 1842 in WV. I believe their daughter Rebecca b. 1875 was my grandmother. If she were my grandmother she died in Nov. 1910.

Jeff Kaufman Sat, 14 Nov 1998 23:46:16
I am attempting to confirm Mason County origins of my family. John KAUFMAN originally from Shenandoah VA, married Martha HUGHS of Western Virgina ,(apparently in Mason County) in 1830's. They started a family and moved west to Indiana in 1853. They had at a number of children including my GGGGF Andrew (A.F.) KAUFMAN ,born 1 Mar 1844, also presumably in Mason County . Other children (from 1850 Census**) were: John M. (b about 1835), Adonisam? (b. about 1837). Possibly others. I have a refrence (local history text from Indiana) indicating they came from what is now Mason County WVA. The 1850 Census seems to back this up. Can anyone be of assistance adding to or confirming any of this info?? Thank you VERY MUCH for your considerate help!

POTTS Cemetery Listings, BLACK
Marilyn Clere Sat, 14 Nov 1998 19:44:33
I am looking for a listing of burials in the Potts Chapel UB cemetery, back of Apple Grove, Mason County. I am especially interested in any surnames of BLACK. Thank you.

Debbra A. Wolshuck Sat, 14 Nov 1998 13:46:00
I am interested in finding any information on parents or sibs of Peter FRY(1802-1872).He was married to Hannah KNOPP(1808-1895). Any help is appreciated!

Ruth Ann Davis Mon, 09 Nov 1998 20:30:36
Looking for info on John, Nancy, Louise and Edward [Eddie] Powers. Children of Creed and Jemima [Austin] Powers from VA. THANKS.

Phyllis Jean Rayburn Wed, 04 Nov 1998 00:00:52
I sam looking for info on the RAYBURNS of Mason County. I am looking specifically for my father EVERETT MEAD RAYBURN. If you have any information please email me. Thanks.

Susan Dodge Marsico Mon, 02 Nov 1998 16:06:20
Hesson is My mother's (Norma Hesson Dodge) maiden name.  She still owns land in Union District where her father (Edward and his twin Eva) were born in 1880.  Their father, John Hesson, enlisted in Civil War at Point Pleasent from Deerlick. He married my great-grandmother, (1st wife - Lucinda Catherine McCoy) Malinda RoseEllen Hughes in 1879 in Mason Co. I've been heping my mother with familly research for about 5 years, but only recently got a computor.  We are stuck as to who John Hesson's parents were.  On marriage certificate to Lucinda McCoy (Megis Co. 1865) it states that he was born in Allegenghy Co., Pa.  No place else can we find his birthplace or parents names.  His birth date is given on different documents as different years - from 1839-1845. My grandfather, Edward Hesson, attended school in Elmwood and married Phoebe Sullivan from Putnam Co.  Her grandparents were the Clarks who were postmasters at Bee. We have much information on Clarks, Sullivans, and also the Hessons of my grandfathers generation, but would love any help with earlier Hessons and Hughes. Thanks.

Jessica Esterly Sun, 01 Nov 1998 01:29:12
George Washington Rollins married a McDade she had three sons Joe, John and Sam McDade. George's son John Harris Franklin Rollins married Ella Francis Holstien, They divorced and he lived with Nancy McDade, the daughter to Sam McDade his step-brother. Willie Judy McCoy (Hatfield & McCoy) married a Holstin, Which was Ella's Mother and Father. Most of these people is buried in Creston Cemetary.

Kay Williams Wed, 28 Oct 1998 18:07:50
I am looking for descendents of John Stephens and Lucretia Reed. They were on the 1870 Mason County census (Hartford City). John born Ireland. John age 30, Lucretia age 22. Children listed: Annie J 3, b WV, Minnie M 2 months, b WV. Married Meigs County. Any help would be appreciated.

Ralph Sayre Thu, 29 Oct 1998 05:53:14
Sayre was an early name in Mason County, going to Letart before the county formation. DANIEL SAYRE, b. 1760 New Jersey, died 17 September 1824 and was buried in the cemetery at Letart, West Virginia. My query: Does the cemetery still exist and if so, is there a tombstone for this Daniel Sayre 1760-1824? I know the Evergreen Cemetery has tombstones for younger Daniel Sayres. Thanks.

Nanci Hess Tue, 27 Oct 1998 23:22:51
Am seeking info on Charles G. DODSON/DOTSON, born 1817 in VA/WV & Sarah LAKE born 1816 in VA/WV md 5-18-1839 in Rappahannock Co., also resided in Mason Co. at one point. Had at least 1 dau Francis Virginia md Gideon CLENDENIN.

Marbeth Hopmann Knoff Fri, 23 Oct 1998 09:36:36
I have received information from Meigs Co., Ohio that my grandfather was Mathius Beem who married Julia Ann Darst in Meigs Co., Ohio on August 2, 1858. I believe that they moved to Mason City, WV to live so Mathias could work in the salt mines instead of the coal mines. He died in 1895 in Mason City and Julia Ann died in 1903 in Mason City. Mathias Beem became a citizen in Meigs Co., Ohio on the 28th of April in 1866. He was a native of Hesse Darmstadt. I would like to hear from any of their ancestors.

Tom Egelston Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:46:24
Seeking JAMES A. RAYBURN, aka "MOUSE JIM". Lived in Mason County in early 1900's. No other dates available. Thanks.

Tom Egelston Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:46:12
Seeking EVERETT WHITE, b. late 1800's. Married HANNAH ELZANA FISHER in Mason County, WV. No dates available.

J. Smith Fri, 16 Oct 1998 15:58:18
Looking for information on the parents of DAVID MARION SMITH B-1792, D-1837. He was born in Malden, WV and died in Middleport Ohio. He married Lucinda Farley and raised a family of nine children. Thanks.

Okey L. King Fri, 16 Oct 1998 05:51:22
My second great grandmotehr was Sarah Rhodes of Mason/Jackson County who married William H. King. Her mother and father may have been Joseph and Sarah Rhodes. I am looking to make a breakthrough on this family.

Ronnie Cooper Thu, 15 Oct 1998 22:58:59
I am looking for information on my ggrandmother who was born in Mason Co. on Dec 25,1866. Her name was Olive Jane Morrow (Cooper) some time after her birth she moved to Kanawha where she died in 1951. Her fathers name was John Tyler Morrow and her mother name was Nancy Francis Patterson.

S. Morgan Thu, 15 Oct 1998 10:41:46
I am searching for the father of Jacob Broughman, born 1846 in Botetourt Co., VA. Believe father is named David or Jacob. Any info on Broughman family greatly appreciated.

Jill & Ralph Mason Sun, 27 Sep 1998 21:39:08
Is St. Marys in Mason County? I wish to write for my Great Grandfather's birth certificate. Val P. Barrick (Valindingham Pendleton Barrick) he married my Great Grandmother Katherine Davidson. Thanks in advance.

Judy Arnn-Knight Fri, 25 Sep 1998 11:43:24
Looking for information on parents/children of William ELMORE and Frances JONES. William was born in VA [perhaps Hanover County] 23 Aug 1788; he died 22 Dec 1867 and is buried in the George Cemetery, Mason County, WV. His daughter Nancy Elmore married Thomas A. GRIFFITTS [?perhaps Griffiths, Griffith, Griffits] 24 May 1832 in Milton, Cabell County, VA [now WV]. Am interested in any of the families - ELMORE, GRIFFITTS, JONES. I have a lot of information on Nancy Elmore Griffitts and her descendants but none from preceding generations. Thanks.

GIBBS, Ball-Roush-Shirley Cemetery
Jack Stewart Wed, 16 Sep 1998 01:18:18
Born in Mason County and raised there, but now researching family history I cannot find the Ball-Roush-Shirley cementery. An ancestor, Luman Gibbs is buried there. Can anyone help?

David Vaughan Fri, 18 Sep 1998 16:44:00
Anyone have any info on the parents of either Charles A. VAUGHAN, b-13 Nov 1825, in Charlotte ? County, Virginia, or Anna E. BALL, b-30 Nov 1827, in Mason County, Virginia/West Virginia? Charles VAUGHAN and Ann BALL were married in Mason County, Virginia/West Virginia sometimes in 1849. I have census data that shows that Ann BALL lived in Mason County all her life. Charles VAUGHAN is first listed in Mason County in 1850 and is listed thereafter until his death in 1892. He served one term (in 1867) as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. Any data concerning these folks and/or their parents would be appreciated. Thanks.

Barbara J. Beebe Magnuson Tue, 15 Sep 1998 01:37:30
Lemuel Beebe and Mary Hughes Mason County, Hannen twp. Lived in W.V. in 1870. Would like any information about this family. They had four children, Thomas J., Charles l. and two daughters. I don't know their names, Yet.

Christopher Dunn Fri, 11 Sep 1998 22:55:33
Looking for information on Riley "Rial" Finney and his family. Riley Finney married for the first time on August 31, 1853 to Lucy Rottenberry in Mason County. In 1855 his son Thomas Finney was born, and he died un married in 1925 and is buried in Pt. Pleasant. It then appears that Lucy passed away between 1855 and the early 1860's. By 1865 Riley Finney was married again to Margaret. Margaret maiden name is believed to be Eckard but I do not have evidence of this at this time, except for family stories. Riley Finney and his second wife had three children: Thomas Finney b. 1865, Annie Lee Finney b. March 17, 1867 d. October 27, 1925. She was married to Livinus Newton Foglesong. She and her husband are buried in Pt. Pleasant as well. Riley and Margarets' third child was Riley Finney, b. 1869. I believe he married Sarah L. Estep in 1890 in Jackson County, but have no further information on him. I do know that Riely Finney and his wife Margaret passed away prior to 1880, as all four children, in the 1880 census were listed living with four different families. Charles H. Finney (b. 1855 D. 1925) was living with John Rottenberry, who I believe was his uncle. Thomas Finney was listed living with the Thomas Weirs family, and Annie Lee was living with an unknown family. Any information would be most helpful. Thanks,

Pyliot Fri, 11 Sep 1998 18:09:33
Any data on Jesse Rice and wife Sarah Gardner who resided in Mason County. Unable to locate her after 1850. Thanks.

Robert John Redman II Thu, 10 Sep 1998 23:48:09
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 W VA.Got married in Preble Co.Ohio in 1831 to Mary Magdelene Etzler.Benjamin Redman b. abt.1806 in W 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 W VA.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. Thank you

Arveta in Texas Thu, 10 Sep 1998 22:18:45
I am researching the Settle name. I don't know if Settles were in wv. or not but Isaac Settle, my ggggrandfather married Caroline Clemens, Mark Twain's aunt who was born in Mason co. in mar. 1805. They are both buried in Glasgow, ky. Isaac was the son of Joel Settle and Sarah Burgess. Joels parents were william and sarah (?). Possibly a Francis Settle figures into the picture somewhere. Any info on Settle would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Pyliot Thu, 10 Sep 1998 19:36:55
MARGARET DAUGHTERY STEPHENSON, wife of GEORGE STEPHENSON,JR. of Mason County, was the daughter of DANIEL DAUGHTERY. Anyone, have data on Daniel? Also, need list of sources containing info on the GLENDINING'S. Thanks.

BaAnn55 Wed, 09 Sep 1998 19:31:33
Looking for any information on John Wm, Rood born Feb. 11th 1865 Pt. Pleasant W.Va. died Aud.22nd. 1928, Gallopolis, Ohio Or his wife Elizabeth [Morning]Rood born March 18th. 1869 Pt. Pleasant W.Va. died Jan. 10th, 1947 Pt. Pleasant any info greatly appreciated.

John Blair Wed, 02 Sep 1998 11:08:44
Looking for Elihugh (Elihu, Eli) Blair who was born on Feb. 11, 1849 in Russell Co. Va and then later his family moved to Buchanan/Dickenson Co. VA. This son and his branch we know nothing of and would like to make contacts as their is a large group of us (30 and growing) sharing Blair genealogy. The only clue is a written one that said he left and settled in Point Pleasant, WV. Thank you.

VAL 7/12/75 Wed, 26 Aug 1998 01:06:56
I am looking for ancestors of a Jonathan Pullin(s) who moved to Brighton, Mason County, West Virginia circa 1810 from Bath County. Also if anyone knows of a Charles Pullins, father of William, husband of Jane Callahan who once lived in Mason County, I need info!

Sharon Sat, 22 Aug 1998 08:36:12
I am looking for Samantha BURNSIDE, who married John Dunfee. Don't have dates for her, but their son, William Thomas Dunfee was born in 1860. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Mary Wed, 19 Aug 1998 22:36:08
I am looking for information on Arthur Edwards and Jane Withrow. Any help on this line would be great.


Jim McMillen Fri, 14 Aug 1998 19:52:27
Anthony TAYLOR 32, his wife Frances 29, and sons Arnd 3, and Albert 1, were listed in the 1850 census of Mason County, Virginia. Anthony was born in Hanover (now in Germany), Frances and the two boys in Virginia. Mason county records that we saw a few years ago make no mention of the family. They were in Arkansas by 1860, but where did they come from, and what was Frances's maiden name? We assume they were married about 1846.

Marbeth H. Knoff Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:08:47
I am seeking information on the Boehm or Durst family. The nine Boehm girls were raised in Mason City, WV. One of them was my grandmother and I am looking for any of their ancestors.

Sandra Quinn Thu, 13 Aug 1998 20:58:04
I was contacted by a distant cousin Tanna Allman Hunt with photos and information about my Mason County ancestors.  I wonder if there is anymore DAVIS, LOCEY/LOSEY, RUSSELL, COLLINS descendants out there that would like to exchange information.  I descend from Nathan Davis and Lucretia Russell who married in the early 1800's in Mason County. Thanks to everyone who replies.

Harry Waggener Wed, 12 Aug 1998 12:26:02
I am searching for the names & birthdates of children of JAMES & LUCY (BEALL) WAGGENER. James was born 1781 in VA, married Lucy 1810, came to WV in 1815-17. My g-grandfather EDMUND WAGGENER may be one of their children. He was born 16 Jan 1827 & married Mary Ann Adams 7 Mar 1850, in Mason County. There is mention of 2 other children of James & Lucy: Sarah (Sally) & Charles. Edmund and Mary Ann's children were Robert H, Sarah & Charles. Also does anyone know of a book (now out of print) about Hartford WV. I saw mention of it in some old correspondence, but it didn't tell the title? It contains some Waggener family history. I'd sure appreciate any help anyone can give me.

Roy Jones Mon, 10 Aug 1998 16:48:22
I am looking for information on the biological father of Clyde McClanahan. His mother was Ellie Withrow who married a Will McClanahan. Clyde's father was ?? DePue (spelling?). He was supposedly an engineer who was kill around 1892/3 during the construction of the Silver Bridge. The only information that I can find is that the bridge was built in the 1920s so I do not know if this is the bridge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Marbeth H. Knoff Wed, 05 Aug 1998 20:30:14
I have the Muster-Out Roll of a detachment of Captain Martin V. Lightburn of Company A in the Fourth Regiment of W. Virgina Infantry Volunteers of Mason City, W.Va. joined for rendezvous on the fifth day of June, 1861 and mustered in on June 17, 1861. Then mustered out on the Fourth of July, 1864 in Wheeling, W. Va. I have copies of this Muster-Out Roll if anyone is interested. I do not know why this was kept in my family but my grandmother was raised in Mason City and her name was either Elizabeth Bahm, Boehm and she was a family of 8 or 9 girls. I do not know her mother's maiden name so I am looking for information about her.

Sam Maner Wed, 05 Aug 1998 09:36:06
Looking for any one who is doing research on the Mayes family of Mason Co.WV,Lawrance Co. OH and Greenup Co. KY. Lines Interested in Walter Abner Mays or Mayes Born Abt. 1861 in Mason Co. Died July 19, 1922, in Lawrance Co. Upper township,OH He was Living with his mother Martha Mays in US Census 1880 Mason Co. Pg LO21 and she married Jesse Ames on September 27, 1864 I am trying to find her first husbands name and information on the rest of the line.

Susan White Tue, 04 Aug 1998 22:20:40
Francie Marion ALDERMAN and his wife Virginia Oliva (Ollie) COMERFORD both died in Mason Co. West Virginia about 1907 and 1914 respectively. Their children are George Warren, Harmon Newberry, James and Frank Watts ALDERMAN. Some of the families they married into are: WALKER, PERRY AND BALLARD. Would like to correspond with their descendants.

Susan Manolakos Tue, 04 Aug 1998 18:55:59
Researching early CLENDINEN family of Greenbrier Co. to Mason Co. and allied lines through HANDLY, MCNEEL, CANTRELL, MILLER, DASHNER and VAN LEER. I've read a couple of early history pieces on Charles CLENDINEN and his family, but would like to try and track them through original records if possible. Has anyone researched any of these lines and/or have access to any original court records or deeds.

Jo Ann Mon, 03 Aug 1998 15:59:57
I am looking for gr gr grandfather he was suppose to have died in the Civil War and buried in Mason Co. Any information would be greatly appreciated. STEWART DONOHEW b.? 1807 died Nov 12-1862 he was married to ADELINE MCPHERSON b 1807 she is buried adjacent to Mr. Hebron Church, Union District road south of Mt Alto past the Hopewell Church. No marker of Stewart Donohew. Their children were; Wesley, William R., Ingra, Margaret, Malinda. Thanks

Judy Good Sun, 02 Aug 1998 12:48:02
Looking for any information on the Cullen family who lived in Mason Co in 1870 when Margaret E. Cullen was born. Her father was Mathias Cullen, mother was Mahala Elizabeth ECKARD. Thanks.

Sandra Griffith Sun, 02 Aug 1998 10:18:10
I am looking for proof of parents of Sarah Lambert, she was born c1809 in Giles Co, VA, she came to Mason Co after the Civil War, she had 2 children by her cousin but never married and the children used the Lambert name. She was either the d/o Jeremiah or Samuel, from the Giles/Tazewell area, also we have a LAMBERT list, write for details.

Diane Fisher Egelston Sat, 01 Aug 1998 18:39:09
My grandmother was Virgie Augusta Hart, b. 1888, married EDWARD EVERETT FISHER in 1908. Virgie's parents were GILBERT HART and ELLEN MCDANIEL. Ellen's parents were GEORGE MCDANIEL and MARTHA YEAGER. Gilbert's parents were CHRISTIAN HART and MARY ROUSH. Will gladly exchange info.

Randy Becker Wed, 29 Jul 1998 21:53:58
Researching The Henry Family for a family Tree Album. The earliest I have been able to track back is to Darius Henry who married Ellen Louise Whittington. They are both buried in the Henry family cemetary loacted in Clifton, West Virginia. They had 8 children Ernest (MY GREAT GRANDFATHER), Earl, Leighton, Cora, Andy, Morris, Dolly and Ella Henry.

Leona Sears Douglass Tue, 28 Jul 1998 20:13:02
I think I may have contacted you before, If so I am sorry to bother you again. I am looking for info. about my family in WV. My fathers' name is Ray David Sears, born Feb. 1932. His family is from Charleston. His fathers' name is Charles and his mother Bessie. My father was in the airforce. He has at least 3 brothers but I don't know about any sisters. any information would be great!

Kenny Sun, 26 Jul 1998 19:02:13
I'm looking for my paternal roots in Ohio & WVa. My name is Kenneth Caldwell Bebee and I'm now living in Annapolis, MD. I grew up in St. Clairsville, Ohio. What search I have done revealed that my father's, Charles Douglas Bebee, parents were John and Maggie (Harper) Bebee and were married June 27, 1901 in Belmont County, Ohio (he was 25 and she was 21). John Bebee was born in Hartford, WVa in Mason County. John's parents were Joseph and Martha (Combs) Bebee. They were married June 23, 1853 (I don't know where). He was born in Cottageville, Va (now WVa) in Jackson County on December 1, 1829. This location is about 10 miles south of Ripley, WVa. Any help from you would be greatly appreciated. Any direction you could point me would be greatly appreciated. I'm hosting a Bebee family reunion in August and I'm trying to have a tree for my family members. Again, thanks,

Peggy Forbes Sun, 26 Jul 1998 01:48:33
I'm seeking information on James and Ibeliza. They were married October 9, 1845 in Mason County. Would appreciate any information on them or who their parents were. Thank you.

Dianna Green Denton Sat, 25 Jul 1998 10:21:57
I am looking for the Mitchell Cemetery in Kaylang, Mason Co. Do you know where it is located. My ancestors on the Cooper and Estep sides have family buried there. Thanks.

Zoie Sat, 25 Jul 1998 10:21:57
I'm looking for as much information as possible on Chief Cornstalk (Hokolesqua) and his family. I already know about his involvement in the Battle of Pt. Pleasant in 1774 and his death in 1777, but am looking for any information which can help me fill in the rest of his life. Names, dates, information about wives, children, and grandchildren would be particularly helpful. Also, can anyone tell me exactly where the "Pickaway Plains" were? Thanks!

Bob Allen Fri, 17 Jul 1998 03:01:35
Researching the ALLEN genealogy of a William Allen, born about 1750 in Augusta Co., VA, who married Mary __?__ and moved to Kanawha Co., VA (now WV) by 1796 and lived in the part of the County which was cut off to form Mason Co., VA in 1804. It is believed that this William and Mary Allen had at least three sons, Robert, William, Jr., who married Lucinda STARKE, and John Allen, who married Ann (Nancy) __?__, all of whom are found in Mason Co., VA deed records between 1804-1818. Mary Allen, wife of William Allen, Sr., died by 1808, and was buried on a 1 acre burial plot on property deeded from William Allen to William Allen, Jr., in 1808. The sons Robert Allen and William Allen, Jr., were living in Gallia Co., OH in 1808. He may be the William Allen who became a Jackson Co., OH resident when the county was form in 1816 and/or the William Allen whose will is in Jackson Co., OH Will Book A, page 194 (I only have this reference, I have not seen the will itself). I have this William Allen traced to a Robert Allen, Sr., (circa 1715-1790) of Augusta Co., VA. I am trying to trace forward to living descendants of this line.

Lillian French Thu, 16 Jul 1998 14:44:27
Am seeking info on Hugh Gullion, supposedly killed at the battle of Point Pleasant, starting the Revolutionary war. Anything out there??? Thank you.

Charlene Wood Marietti Tue, 14 Jul 1998 22:02:00
Seeking Thomas WOOD (1825, MD or England-1905, Point Pleasant, Mason Cty, WVa) who married Frances (Fanny) RHODES (1831-1919/1920,Point Pleasant, Mason Cty, WVa) Children: Alice WOOD (1852-); Elizabeth WOOD(1854-) m. William TODD; Helen WOOD (1856-) m John GREATHOUSE; and John Clark WOOD (1858-1908, Steubenville, OH) m Rebecca Jane DUVALL (1856-1937) John Clark WOOD and Rebecca Jane DUVALL descendents: Thomas Ellsworth WOOD (1888-1978) m. Edna MUNN; Charles McDaniel WOOD (1890-1916) m Edna Grace CROZIER; Early Everett WOOD; Lucy May WOOD; Nathan WOOD, May E. WOOD m. John KNOLSON; and Franklin WOOD.

Joyce Johnson Tue, 14 Jul 1998 21:55:19
Timothy EDWARDS and wife Permelie was in Mason Co., 1870. His parents: Anson EDWARDS and Louisa Mason Co. Timothy had a daughter named Matilda who married Charles Henry DAUGHERTY and they had a son Robert DAUGHERTY born Pt. Pleasant in 1900. Charles DAUGHERTY was born in Putnam county.

Rose Wyman Fri, 10 Jul 1998 22:49:22
Seeking info on Charles ADKINS & Martha Jane DUNCAN family of 14, seven of whom show up on 1900 census in Putnam Co. Buffalo, Floyd, Cassie, Earnest, Henry, Eddie, James & Lavada; ages 19 - 9. Son George m. Ella Mae IRVIN, lived near Pliny, WV. 1900 Census places family in Mason Co, Clindeman Dist. Isaih Irvin m. Ella SIDERS (aka Rose Zetta Ellen Siders) 19 Mar 1873 in Gallia, Ohio and they lived in Mason Co, WV, Clendivin Dist. & had 6 children: Lamonia, 1873; Ezra, 1875; Ella Mae, 1877; Jerusha, 1880; and twins Euola & Viola, 1884. Believe some of this family came west to South Dakota after 1900. Have not been able to connect to any Adkins in WV & would appreciate any help!

Janet Martin Fri, 10 Jul 1998 19:54:28
Looking for info on William Casto and Susannah Rollins. I only have one son, Barney R Casto b@ 1813, m Elizabeth Deweese b @ 1824. Barney and Elizabeth Rollins known children: Jeptha b @1848, Francis b @ 1858, Elijah M b@ 1862, Nancy V b@ 1864, Balis V b@ 1867, Mary E b @ 1871, Barney A b@ 1873. They lived in Jackson Co., WV on 1880 census. Nancy V Casto m James Monroe Snow. James s/o Otney?? Snow and Linda Casto. Nancy and James moved to Jackson Co., WV. James Monroe Snow died in Kanawha Co., WV in 1945. Would like to correspond with anyone working on those names.

Brian Rodgers Thu, 09 Jul 1998 19:53:18
I am looking for anyone who is reasearching these surnames in the Mason County area, particularly in the areas of Lewis, Robinson, and Waggener townships. I will be happy to share any information I have. I am particularly interested in the RODGERS/ROGERS line, and I would like to get in touch with anyone who has information on John Michael RODGERS (b. May 4 or 11, 1855), who married Elizabeth Frances STEWART, or his parents, John C. RODGERS and Sarah Ann BAYBEE. I believe John Michael Rodgers brothers were named William, George, and Perry RODGERS (they are sometimes found on the census records as ROGERS), and they all lived in the vicinity of Robinson District/Township most of their lives. Any help would be appreciated.

No Name Tue, 07 Jul 1998 14:00:53
Clementine LUCAS b. 10/28/1842 in Giles Co., VA and d. 8/30/1930 in Mason Co. WV. She was dau. of Madison H. LUCAS and Malinda ROCK. Married in Giles in 1860 to Taverson SMITH b. abt. 1835 Monroe Co. WV and died in Mason Co., WV s/o Archibald SMITH and Elizabeth TURNER. Children of Clementine and Taverson are William, Charles, Anna Belle, John E., Alonzo P., Malinda, Sarah, and Effie (b. 3/20/1883 and d. 4/22/1960, m. unknown, dau. Ruth). Trying to find out anything about the children or any more information on Taverson or his parents. Taverson and Clementine moved to Mason Co from Giles abt. 1870. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks.

Nancy Drummond Thu, 02 Jul 1998 13:29:16
Looking for information about the family of John Hellems, who lived in Mason County in 1895. That year he came to Paint Bank, VA to visit William M. Hellems. William recorded it in a journal he kept.

Hester Ann Hodges Wed, 01 Jul 1998 10:03:36
We are interested in purchasing the 1850 Census of Mason County. Are they available? Sincerely, Hester Hodges for the Logan County Genealogical Society.


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