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June Gerber Mon, 26 Oct 1998 13:08:30
Hello everyone. Edna Adeline SNYDER/HERSHBERGER (my grandmother) born: abt 1877 lived in Elk Garden (Mineral County) Husband was James Hershberger, born about 1873. Children were Nellie, William, Carl, James Jr., Robert, Leland, Frank, Helen, Retha. Any information welcomed.

Trish Rife Risse Sun, 25 Oct 1998 08:09:09
Looking for information on Mary Margeuritte (Margaret) Hertzog b. 19 October 1897 in Shaw, Mineral Co., West Virginia. m. George Opha Phillips 2 July 1918 in Grafton, West Virginia. Thank you.

Dee Dawson Fri, 23 Oct 1998 09:06:41
Looking for information on the Dayton family and the Ridgely family for which the town of Ridgeley is named. Charles Ridgely (b. 1821) married twice. His second wife was Elizabeth. He fathered 12 children and most of them settled in what is now Mineral County. Daughter Florence Mae married Robert H. Dayton, who was a county commissioner. They resided at Headsville.

Carolyn Jividen Miller Wed, 21 Oct 1998 13:34:45
Looking for information on Robert James Edwards March 15, 1858 d Jan 26, 1946 m Rebecca Kidwell b Jan 19, 1862 d May 23, 1922. Both are buried in Mount Union Cemetery, Hampshire Co., WV.

EKMJJBJE Sun, 11 Oct 1998 22:04:28
Am looking for any information about the family of Harry Vernon. This man took my grandfather (John Steven Gorman) in and raised him after my grandfather's own father was killed in a train accident. I have the following information from page torn from the Baltimore and Ohio Magazine dated February 1923. Mr. Vernon was a pensioned yardmaster. He lived at East Armstrong Street, Keyser, WVA, and died after an illness of several months. He was 79 years old. He was "a favorite among his fellows and the high esteem in which he was held was shown by the beautiful flowers that covered his casket..." I have been told (but this information may have inaccuracies) that Mr. Vernon's wife's name was Faye. They also raised a girl by the name of Stella (last name unknown). Stella married a Dorsey Kennedy. Am looking for any and all information on this family, as it may lead me to the location of the home/grave of my real great grandfather. Thank you for any and all information/help you can provide.

Mawnys Sat, 26 Sep 1998 08:43:43
I am looking for the name of a family that lived in the Piedmont area in the 1880's. I am not sure whether the name is Kelley or Keller since I have see it spelled both ways on records from Mineral County. If anyone can clear up my confusion I would be very greatful. James H. Kelle?, Susan(wife), sons Thomas J(1878) and John M(1876).

Sharon Tate Fri, 25 Sep 1998 13:50:23
Looking for family of William George born in the early 1820's in Cabell Co., West Virginia. Have no parents names for him. The family left the area in 1829/30 for Sangamon Co., Illinois. Had three sons, John (James) William and Francis. Sorry I don't have better dates. If anyone feels like that there might be a connection would like to hear from you.

June Gerber Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:57:09
Looking for any information on Christopher Ray Helmick who lived in Mineral County during 1930's.  He was born abt. 1910 in Kitzmiller, Md. and he was living with his aunt (name unknown) in Romney, WV when he died.. 

Frank Hershey Wed, 16 Sep 1998 10:52:18
Looking for information on James Hershey and family. They lived near Williamsport. He married Catherine Trenter in 1838. Children were Elizabeth, John Seymour, William, Sarah C., Ann, James, Isaac, Alice. Around 1860s, they disappeared from area, believed to have went west to Ohio. John Seymour and family with his brother Isaac was back in area around 1870. John Seymour married Sarah Jane Kelley.

H. Wayne Leimer Fri, 11 Sep 1998 18:17:15
Am searching for ancestors and decendants of Ebenezer WHITE and Helen FORSYTHE. Both were born in Scotland, he in ~1824 and she ~1827. They were married on 1 June 1845 in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. They came to the US from Glasgow, Scotland to New York arriving 29 May 1851 onboard the Marchioness of Clydesdale. He applied for naturalization 4 Oct. 1851 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. They are found in Preston Co., VA in the 1860 Census. They are listed in the 1870 Census for Mineral Co., Piedmont Township, WV. Their children were:
(1) William(b. 1846 in Scotland);
(2) Mary Ferguson(b. 1848 in Scotland) She married ?? SNYDER;
(3) Helen(b. 1850 in Scotland) She married Robert Burns SPEARS and they had 5 children;
(4) Alexander(b. ~1853 in MD);
(5) Jennette(b. ~1857 in VA) She married ?? WEIR and they had 5 children;
(6) Ebenezer(b. ~1859 in VA)
(7) Virginia Adaline(b. ~1867 in WV) She married ?? STEPHENSON and they had at least one child.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Murphy5@juno.com Fri, 11 Sep 1998 18:17:13
Looking for information on William M. Murphy family. Wife Bertha and children Ruth, Maadeline, Rachel, Nora, Anna Mary, Clyde T. & Eugene William were living in Keyser, Mineral Co, WV during the 1910 WV census. Moved to Homestead, PA about 1920. Any information apppreciated.

Rosemary E. Stout Fri, 21 Aug 1998 20:50:14
Am looking for proof of parentage for Nancy Mott Harrison born 1811 Hamp. Co. VA and died 1895 Mineral Co. WV.  She married Benjamin Franklin Harrison 1829. Her parents were Sarah Welch and Sylvester Mott and I need documentation.

Elizabeth Periman Fri, 21 Aug 1998 20:50:14
PETER UMSTOTT b. prob. Alsace-Lorraine d. 1819 in Beaver Run, Hampshire Co. VA (now Mineral Co. WV) was married to RACHEL GOODE (GUT). Would like to exchange any information about ancestors and descendants. I am related through his son, Jacob W. b. 1774.

June Gerber(Davis) Fri, 24 Jul 1998 06:33:47
Looking for any information on Joseph M. Dixon who was called "Pretty Joe" of Elk Garden, W.Va.  Joe Dixon was married 3 times.   First wife was Margaret,born: October 2, 1848, died: Dec.2, 1901. second wife was Elizabeth Baker, was from Missouri, born: Oct. 22, 1833, died: Dec. 15, 1892.  Joe and Elizabeth had I believe 3 children:  Thomas Dixon, William Dixon and Emma Frances Davis(Dixon).  Emma Frances was born in Elk Garden May 25, 1866, Died: March 3, 1941, and is buried in Keyser, W.Va.  and is my great grandmother.  Any information on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.   Will exchange any information.

Dawn Reffner Fri, 24 Jul 1998 06:33:46
I am looking up the Rees name my great great grandfather was Isaac Greenwell Rees who married Ida Garlick. Isaac's parents were William D. Rees and Harriet Johnson who all are buried in the Greenwell Cem. They had a son Clarence who was a school teacher. Any information on any of these Rees's would be appreciated. Also where would you find information on old school houses. Thank you

Carol Renner Fri, 24 Jul 1998 06:33:45
I'm researching the William and Margaret BELL HARVEY family of Hampshire/Mineral Co. Their children were: Samuel, b. 1770; Elijah m.Margaret BARRICK; Hezakiah b. 1774; Chloe md. Joseph BUFFINGTON; Gazaway b. 1776; Rezin md. Elizabeth QUEEN; Annie md. Philip BARRICK; Amelia Ann md. Jacob BUFFINGTON; and Zachariah md. Elizabeth WARD. I'm interested particulary in Zachariah and Elizabeth WARD HARVEY. I have a partial list of their children, but no information on a son Lewis, b. 1800 Va. Zachariah and Elizabeth moved to Jefferson Co.IL sometime around 1820-30. Lewis HARVEY married Margaret BUFFINGTON, daughter of Abraham and Margaret WARD BUFFINGTON on 6 Jan 1842 in Jefferson Co.IL. I have a lot to share on the HARVEY family.

Robert Lawson Fri, 24 Jul 1998 06:33:44
Seeking information particularly on Rose Ann Nadeley born april 1890, who was married to David Edward Richard Watts Lawson from about 1908-09 until 1925. Nadeley may have been born in Hampshire or Grant County, and likely married David Lawson in 1908 or 1909 in Keyser. Five children all born in Kaiser were Roy, Greta, Ernest, Elizabeth, and Jean. After she divorced David Lawson, Rose Nadeley Lawson remained in Keyser until some time in the 1960s, worked for many years as a live-in housekeeper for a retired widower named Oscar Williston on New Creek Road. Trying to determine some specific information on her family background and birthplace, among other things. Her husband's family was based in Terra Alta, Preston County.

James Campbell Parker Fri, 24 Jul 1998 06:33:40
Seeking info on "Pleasant Retreat" also known as "Huntington Farms" --which was in the PARKER families of VA/WV. Solomon PARKER, b abt 1778, son of Robert and Hannah Peters Parker and Sarah WRIGHT Parker b abt 1782 were m. 1804 and are buried near Springfield. Have lots of Parker info and connecting families. Need info on Wright family of Sarah. Father of Robert Parker is John Parker who m. Elizabeth Taliaferro. More siblings also. Anyone connect to this family? Please contact me. Am planning a visit to the area in Oct. for research.

Henry Sutliff Tue, 21 Jul 1998 20:56:41
Seeking information about Robert Allen (d. 1816) who lived along Patterson Creek, now Mineral Co., WV. . His wife was named Isabelle ______. Children included possibly: Samuel (wife Sarah Case), William, Iva, Margaret (wife of Samuel Calvin), Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Burkett), Ann (wife of Christopher Vandergrift), Jane (wife of Stephen Ganoe), Mary (wife of Israel Cunningham) and Thomas (wife R. McBride). Is there a relationship to the David Allen of Hampshire Co., who moved to Bourbon Co., KY? Robert and David Allen paid taxes together in Hampshire in 1793. Also is there a relationship with Gabriel Fox, father -in-law of David? David Allen was from Hunterdon Co., NJ (his father was Robert Allen of Larne, near Belfast, Ireland). The Burketts, Ganoes and many Hampshire folk are also from Hunterdon Co., NJ. Is there any connection here? Any help and direction is appreciated.

Diane E. Lane Sun, 19 Jul 1998 10:01:40
Looking for parents and siblings of Levi DAVIS, b. 1751 Hampshire Co., VA (WV), d. 1846 Jackson County, IN. Served in Maryland Line in Rev. War. Lived in KY, IL, and IN. Known to have had a brother Ebenezer DAVIS living in Pickaway Co., OH, about 1850. One wife (probably not first) named Lydia or Hannah. One son was James DAVIS, b. KY 1797, d. Jackson Co., IN, 1874, m. (1) Elizabeth EVANS Clark Co., IN, 1814; (2) Nancy JOHNSON, Jackson Co., IN, 1848.

David Abe Thu, 16 Jul 1998 22:47:40
Nicholas, August, John & Frederick Abe, born near San Hosten, Germany, sons of John A & Anny C. Abe..BUT were Dutch nationals living in Germany !! They all came to America about 1836 to New York and moved to Mineral County several years later to work on C & O Canal. Any informaiton of any type regarding ancestory, information regarding the exact spelling of the ABE name and if they did in fact come from what was then San Hosten, Germany. Any information on whom to directly contact in Germany for these records is greatly appreciated.

June Gerber (Davis) Wed 7/15/98 11:48 AM
I am researching my family tree and would like to find the marriage date of Joseph Dixon and Elizabeth Baker.  Elk Garden(Mineral county is where Joseph Dixon was born.  He is listed on 1870 census Mineral County, 33 years old at the time.  One of their children was Emma Frances Davis(Dixon) also born in Elk Garden (Mineral County) West Virginia on May 25, 1866. I would also like if possible other children born to that union. Any information you may send would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Phil Spriggs Tue, 14 Jul 1998 20:44:36
Are the l870 Mineral County Census indexed? Where can I find the book? Thanks.

Randy Smith Mon, 13 Jul 1998 17:37:46
I am looking for information on James M. Smith, Carrolls, and Parsons all from Keyser and Burlington. They are all buried in Burlington. They moved there in the mid 1860's and left 1920. Anybody that has information on these names or they look familier please contact me... Thanks..

Bill Pyles Sat, 11 Jul 1998 12:22:07
I am trying to connect Zachariah Piles to my John H. Pyles and other Pyles families in Hampshire/Mineral Counties. Also Thomas Allen/Robert Allen, Cabin Run, Mineral County. Dennis Daniels helped to lay out the town of Frankfort (Fort Ashby). John Daniels married Sarah Marker, Frankfort.

R. McAvoy Tue, 07 Jul 1998 18:43:26
Have put together a book on the family and descendants of Alexander Bane 1683 to 1750 of Chester County, Pennsylvania which also covers those of Mineral County, West Virginia.

Monica Wagner Fri Jul 03 20:54:17
I am reasearching the names of Watkins, Pringle, Ruckman. These people have roots in Mineral and Hampshire county West Va and Virginia. If anyone has knowdledge of these names and their decendants please contact me.

F. B. Cratty Mon, 29 Jun 1998 23:30:43
I am seeking information on Richard PURDY, of Mineral County, WV, who married Eliza Mathews MAUZY (don't know when, probably in the 1880's). He was my great-great-grandfather, and I have been having a lot of difficulty tracking down information on the PURDYs. His daughter, Christi(n)e Prentiss PURDY (my great-grandmother), married Edwin Raymond FREY (date and place unknown). I do know that he worked on the railroad and was killed when their 3 boys were young. Great-grandma lived out her days at their home at 10 West Washington Street, in Grafton, WV; but we used to make frequent trips back to Keyser so she could visit the cemetery there and some of her relatives. If you have any information on the FREYs, I would also be interested.

Peggy Eckhart Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:57:12
Looking for information on John GILPIN and Elizabeth DACEY and John GILPIN Jr. and Fanny FEATHERINGIL who lived in Hampshire County about 1800 to 1825.

George R. Crowder Sat, 27 Jun 1998 15:22:32
Am seeking information on the parents of Silas Samuel THOMAS born 10 Jan 1839 in Elkgarden. Possible parents are Aaron THOMAS and Margaret HULL but have no positive evidence. Also seeking info on parents of Robert ABERNATHY born 1820 in Hampshire, Va. Believe his parents to be John ABERNATHY and Hannah _______.

Jeanette Kennedy Fri, 26 Jun 1998 16:27:56
Am looking for James KENNEDY and wife Bridget. Kids; Julia, Patrick, James, John, Bridget. James CONLEY and wife Anna Mary. Kids; Mary Ann, Edward, John, Thomas, Patrick, Joseph. All in Piedmont and area from about 1860-1880 and maybe earlier/later.

Mary L. Heddles Mon, 22 Jun 1998 22:08:57
I am always looking for ways to get over my "brick wall". I have worked on my Mineral County family for about 18 years and have never been able to establish a birthdate for my great grandparents, EDWARD MORAN and CATHERINE DUGAN. They lived in Piedmont from sometime in the 1850's as far as I know. I found baptismal records for first three children at St. Michael's in Frostburg, MD and eight of the other 9 at St. Peter's in Westernport, MD. (apparently there was no Catholic church on the W.Va. side of the river. I do not know where they were married - some of the family says they married in Ireland, but have also heard a story that he lost a family at the "port of entry" (unknown). In the 1860 Federal census, Edward's age is not readable, and unreadable again in the 1870 Federal census. On his death certificate in 1874 it says he was 60 years old. I have never been able to find any cemetery records for the Catholic cemetery in Westernport where Edward and Catherine are said to be buried. The secretary at St. Peter's could not find any record of the burials. In the 1860 census, there are 4 young children and a girl named, Ann, who is 18 years old. I have never found anything more about Ann. If Edward was born in 1814 (from death cert) is Ann a child who survived at the port of entry, or if he was younger (as the ages of other children would suggest) could she be his sister? I have seen the History of Mineral County and it mentions the family but no real answers to my questions. I do know that the MORAN brothers who currently live in Westernport are decendants of this family, but I have never (in all the years of trying) been able to get any answers from any of them (only a few verbal promises made about 16 years ago). I know I have rambled on, but if you have ANY suggestions on where to find any answers, I am listening. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Larry McClemons Mon, 22 Jun 1998 13:01:49
Looking for information on Dr. Edgar H. Parsons of Piedmont, WV. Dr. Parsons, originally of Barbour County, served with the 25th Va. Inf. in the Civil War in 1861-62, serving as a hospital steward. He saw action at 2nd Manassas, McDowell, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. The remainder of the war he served at Chimbarazzo Hospital in Richmond, and various hospitals in North Carolina. At some point after the War, he moved to Piedmont and served as a doctor there until his death in 1920. The house he lived in is still standing. Dr. Parson is buried at Philo Cemetery in Westernport, MD, across the Potomac from Piedmont. Any information on his military or civilian life would be welcomed. Thanks!

June Gerber Thu, 18 Jun 1998 00:19:30
Looking for info. on Ella Mae Parrish family, born: about 1881 Died: 13th of May, 1967. She is the daughter of James Caleb and Emma Frances Davis, of Keyser, W.Va. Children of Ella: Ruth, Irene, Billy, Henry, and Edna. Thanks.

"Junie" Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:35:30
I am searching for any information of the James Caleb Davis from Romney, Mineral County. He was born about 1854, died: 29th of November 1944 in Keyser. I am looking for his parents and grandparents names, birthdates and where they came from. He and his wife, Emma Frances lived in Limestone, right next to Queens Point Cementary. This is where there are both buried. They had 7 children. Harry Clifford, Sally Elizabeth, Ella Mae Parrish, Ida Defibaugh, Otie Lee Neville, Nellie Rice. There was one stillborn.

"Junie" Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:29:08
I am searching for information on my great grandmother "Emma Frances Davis (Dixon). She was born in Elk Garden about 1865 or 1866. She died 18, November 1941 in Keyser, is buried at Queens Point, Keyser. I would like find the names, dates of births, death of her parents and her grandparents. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

"Junie" Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:24:27
Looking for any information regarding "JOSEPH DIXON of Elk Garden". He was born in Baltimore, Md. about 1769. He lived most of his life in Elk Garden.

Paul E. Foster Wed, 10 Jun 1998 22:16:44
Seeking the grave of Elizabeth Page wife of Nathaniel Parker, supposed to have been a tombstone somewhere on Patterson Creek.

Gary Tucker Sat, 06 Jun 1998 13:27:58
Am interested in corresponding with any McNEMAR and TUCKER family researchers. Members of both families lived in vicinity of Antioch. McNEMAR family was on Knobley Mountain as early as 1789, but Tucker family didn't settle on Tucker Ridge until 1830s. Members of both families married into Brethren families but doubt that either was of Brethren origins prior to 1800. Will share information and want to make contact with descendants still living in Mineral County.

Douglas Jankey Wed, 20 May 1998 12:35:34
John William Jankey, my Great-Great Grandfather, was a West Virginia Central railroad engineer who was killed in a train wreck in Blackwater Canyon on December 2, 1902. I found a record of his family in the Mineral County enumeration of the census of 1900. In the census, he is listed as living in "Savage Township." I think this is near the town of West Virginia Junction, but I have not been able to find it on any maps. Any suggestions on how I can find this location? After his death, he was buried in Elkins. Where should I look to find his death certificate? Would this death certificate indicate the names of his parents and his place of birth? If you have any ideas, please e-mail me. Thanks.

Glenn Smith Sun, 10 May 1998 12:58:15
Looking for more information on James T. OATS of Mineral County, WV. He was born abt. 1848, wife Martha, and dau. Annette who was born abt. 1879. This family appears in the 1880 Federal census of Mineral Co., WV. Living with them was Robert OATS, age 13, and shown as nephew. Will exchange info on any of the Oats families of Mineral Co.

Joseph Edward Mckenize Sun, 10 May 1998 08:40:55
Looking for the old people who have collected genealogy material but never worked with a computer. I know their is a lot of them out their, my own father is 87 and he will not look at a computer. I am looking for the names and address of some of these old people who might have genealogy history for the surnames I am working on. WESTFALL, SHINGLEDECKER, TASKER. in the Mineral Co. West Virginia area. Maybe I know of someone out their who can help you.

Kelley Sassano Sat, 09 May 1998 23:48:58
I am looking on information about my grandfather. I have been able to trace some information about my grandfather to Nate Malcolm of Hampshire County. My Grandfather is somewhat of a mystery though. His name was Otis Lynn Martin. My grandmother was Agnes Gertrude Martin. They lived near Short Gap. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks.

Barbara Cottrell-Witek Fri, 08 May 1998 01:41:51
I am searching for my gggrandfather Thompson ELZA .I found in the History of Randolph County by AS BOSWORTH . Thompson ELZA moved to Randolph county from Mineral county 1844, was captain of the militia in 1844. Thompson was married to Sarah WHITE. Their children are Solomon, Taylor, William, Sampson, Alfred, Lafayette, Joseph, Adam, Caroline. Any information on any of these names would be a great help in getting me started in the right direction. I have more recent history on the ELZA family since I am a direct decendant , would share what I have or help research in Randolph county if anyone need assistance. Thanks in advance.

Jennifer Topham Thu, 07 May 1998 19:58:08
I am looking for information on Amanda and Ashford BOSLEY. It is believed that they may have come Mineral County area - Any info would be appreciated. Thank You.

ARNOLD Cemetery
Wayne Webb Fri, 01 May 1998 00:11:54
Looking for information on what is today called The Arnold Cemetery in Mineral county, West Virginia. Believe that there may have been a church that was founded by a Samuel Arnold of Frederick county, Maryland who moved to Hampshire, later Mineral county, West Virginia along with my ancestor Daniel Whip. I believe that the church would have been an Old German Baptist Church (Dunkard) and would like to correspond with anyone having records of this church and or the cemetery.

Wayne Webb Fri, 01 May 1998 00:09:26
Looking for anyone to share information on the families mentioned. I have more information but would like to correspond with others. Whip and Arnold families are from Frederick county, Maryland originally and moved to Hampshire, later Mineral, county. Believe the move took place sometime between 1789 and 1800.

EKMJJBJE Inc. Wed, 29 Apr 1998 22:20:08
Am looking for any and all information about the family, Fay & Harry Vernon, who raised my grandfather, John Stevenson Gorman. The time frame is around 1878-79. Allegedly, the Vernons operated a restaurant in Keyser, WVA. Any assistance is appreciated, and if I can help someone, I will be very glad to do so. Thank you.

John R. Keyes Sun, 19 Apr 1998 11:05:12
I am trying to locate information on John Keys ect. born abt 1782. He lived in Martinsburg, Va. and died there of cholera in 1853. He was a blacksmith, married Anna Margaret Lashorn 22 Dec. 1816, (possibly had married Margaret Poisal 8 Jun 1811 also) I know of three children who follow. 1. Phillip Keys b. abt 1820, was a plasterer, was living in Cumberland, Md. in 1850. Married Elizabeth Warnick of Barton, Md. (My Ggrandfather) 2. John Ward Keys b 20 Feb 1829 in Martinsburg, Va. Came to Piedmont, Va in 1852, was a plasterer, was a conductor on the B&O RR during the Civil War, moved to Keyser W Va , was a delegate to the state legislature in 1871, and built the Keys House (a hotel) in 1872. Married Amanda M Vickeroy of Pa. 1 Feb 1855. 3. Holland N. Keys b. abt 1826, was in Cumberland, Md. with Phillip Keys in 1850, married John Warner in Md 18 May 1852, and they eventually moved to Keyser W Va. Anna Margaret Lashorn Keys was brought to W Va at some point and was buried in Philos Cemt. in Westernport, Md. John Ward and his family are buried there also.

Shelljell8 Inc. Tue, 14 Apr 1998 23:08:13
Looking for information about Lena Sams (great grandma) and Thayer Wekley (great grandpa). Believed to live in Mineral Wells around the late 1800's and early 1900's. Any information would be helpful.

Marri Barnett Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:17:03
Looking for will for Daniel WHIP,aged 93 on the 1850 census with Sarah WHIP, his daughter-in-law. She married R.B BAXTER in Mineral Co. 23 Sep 1851 but he was not listed in the 1860 census.

SpiWebb the Movie Sat, 11 Apr 1998 14:08:22
Looking for anyone in the county or surrounding counties researching the line of Daniel Whip. Daniel was 93 and living in Hampshire Co., West Virginia on the 1850 cenus. This was in the household of his daughter-in-law Sarah Whip. Sarah later married on Sept. 23, 1851 in Mineral county to R.B. Baxter and several of her daughters were married here as well. Sarah Whip was living in her son's household on the 1860 census.

Barbara Lewis Fri, 10 Apr 1998 02:03:30
I am a decendent of Amos Turney, married to Caroline Litherman. They lived in Mineral Co. and Keyser Wv. Any info you could tell me would be appreciated. Thank's in advanced

April Brown Wed, 08 Apr 1998 10:51:00
I am looking for any information concerning Estelle Johnston, my great grandmother who was born in Mineral County around 1875. Unfortunately, thats all that I know about her and I am her last living relative. I would very much appreciate any assistance. Thank You.

Jimmy Ashfield Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:47:58
I would appreciate any information anyone could give me on Walter Ashfield, born April 11, 1875, in Piedmont, West Virginia. He may have had one brother called Jack and maybe a sister. We have no knowledge of his father or mother's name.

Alice Eary Sat, 28 Mar 1998 21:31:25
Need information regarding William Coddington who was born in Wisconsin sometime in the 1850's and moved with his father to Piedmont. That is the only information available to me but would like to hear if anyone might possibly have a match.

Denny Fagan Sat, 28 Mar 1998 20:01:23
Benjamin White born 1844 married Catherine Brennan born 1851. They were married in 1869 at St. Peter's Catholic church in Westernport, but lived in the Piedmont WV area. Had 11 children--Samuel, John, William, Mary Elizabeth, Mary Ellen, Augustus, Margaret, Francis, Charlotte, Joseph, and Charles. My grandmother was one of these.

David Earl Bennett Sun, 27 Mar 1994 20:51:37
Searching for records of ELMORE SAMPSON BAILEY, dob about 30 MAY 1960 and EMMA JANE (WISE) BAILEY, dob about 5 JUL 1865. Any information on my above grandparents would be appreciated.

Jessie Francine Hott Thu, 26 Mar 1998 09:59:12
I am looking for information on Jesse Franklin Mercer and his wife Lucy Isora Bridgette or McCandless (I'm not sure of her maiden name). They lived in Keyser and I think were married there too. This would have been in 1930's or earlier.

Pleiss Thu, 26 Mar 1998 05:54:03
I am looking for any information on the Ellifritz family of Mineral County, etc.

Susan Wagoner Mon, 23 Mar 1998 15:42:38
I'm interested in obtaining information regarding Norman V. Wagoner. He married Elizabeth J. Garland on 12/19/1905 and they resided in Fort Ashby, Mineral County, WV. In particular I would like the name of Norman V.'s parents. Thank you for your assistamce in this matter.

Candee with no last name Tue, 17 Mar 1998 19:15:30
Dr. DUNN born abt.1775 had a daughter Massa Ann DUNN born 1797 in Frankfort, VA, now Mineral County, WV. She married Thomas BEALL probably in Frankfort, and then they moved to Frostburg Maryland, where they were buried. Am searching for Dr. DUNN's first name and since he was practicing in Frankfort and was probably a man of means, he had land and an estate. Would really appreciate any help you can give.

The Unknown Query Writer Sun, 15 Mar 1998 19:16:11
Would like information about the Lease family living in Keyser in the early 1900's. The head of the family was Stanley Jacob Lease, spouse unknown, known to have several children. One such offspring was Stanley David Lease born 9/18/12 in Keyser, W Va. Would like information on any known siblings.

Darth Miller Sat, 14 Mar 1998 19:33:27
Searching for the parents and information regarding Benjamin Miller (Millar) and Elizabeth Parker. Benjamin Miller was born near Romney, WV on March 11, 1796. He married Elizabeth Parker in 1764. Both were from South Branch or Patterson Creek. Elizabeth's mother may have been a Seavers before she married Parker. Family records indicate that Elizabeth Parker was born December 8, 1766. Appreciate any assistance provided.

LFCON Inc. Sat, 14 Mar 1998 08:43:36
Jesse David and Leola were married in Piedmont WV 7/3/1907 by Reverand W. Albode, Witnesses were Hattie Thomas and Minnie Stuart. They had a son named Paul Stuart, who married Ruth Boundy. Ruth and Paul had a son named David Boundy Thomas born 2/6/1936 in Keyser WV Paul died in Louisiana Sept 17,1974 David married Frances Grififn in Mississippi in 1962. They lived In Louisiana They have three children: David Boundy Thomas, Jr.(lives in Louisiana), Paul Stuart Thomas (lives in California), Faith Michelle Stuart Thomas (lives in Louisiana), Do you have any information on Jesse David or Leola?

Elizabeth Periman Thu, 05 Mar 1998 21:02:15
Would like to correspond with any Umstot family members still living in the area. My line is 1. Peter, 2. Jacob, 3. Samuel, 4. Marion. After going to Ohio, my branch ended up in the State of Washington.

BOOK - "Sesqui-centennial of Frankfort, Mineral County"
Karen Hangsleben Tue, 03 Mar 1998 10:38:25
Would like to obtain a copy of a book "Sesqui-centennial of Frankfort, Mineral Co., WV." Published in 1938 by Sesqui-centennial Committee and Mineral Co. Historical Society.

Ron McAvoy Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:00:29
MICHAEL T. STAGGS born 1828 in Hampshire County, Virginia died 1906 in Mineral County, West Virginia married SABINA born 30 Aug. 1832 and died 31 March 1880. SABINA's last name is said to have been HICKMAN . She was born in Virginia, need the names of her parents and where she was born.

Susan Martin Sat, 28 Feb 1998 15:45:36
Pauline BOSLEY b. 1832 in Hampshire/Mineral Co. married Nicholas GELHAUSEN in Mineral Co. WV 12/7/1856. His name was spelled Galhouse and Glahouse in the records. Nicholas was born in Germany and died 1911 in Tucker Co. WV. Does anyone have any other information on him? Was Pauline the daughter of Robert Bosley and Jemima JAMES who married 1/6/1820 in Mineral Co.? Robert was born 1797. Who were their parents? Thank you. Any info on these people would be greatly appreciated.

Pat Terzo Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:26:30
Looking for any information or connection to my grandfather, Charles Julian Hugh Helmick, born 07/27/1892 and died 11/17/1949. Married to Mary E. Kloepfel or Kloeppel. They lived in Keyser. He may have worked for the Railroad, since I found a Lodge membership card in his Memorial Book. According to the book, the wake was held at his uncles', an Edward Keykundall, home, and then he was buried in Queenspoint Cemetary in Keyser. Thats all that is in the book. I have many really old pics of family, but none have names on them. Need all the help I can get, have no living relatives that I know of on that side of the family. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Robinson Tue, 17 Feb 1998 11:25:12
Where would I write for a early Mineral Cty marriage license re J. C. Sanders Books? The couple for whom record is sought: F. Murphy and Jane Earnholt (now Aronhalt), in 1822. Would these records also list their parents?

Ron McAvoy Mon, 16 Feb 1998 21:26:15
John Bane born Feb. 1845 in Hampshire County now Mineral County, West Virginia to Jesse and Nancy Catherine ( Thrush ) Bane. Wife Sarah A. Prince born July, 1845 in Virginia. Were Living in Rawlings, Maryland in 1910 census. Need place and dates of death for John and Sarah.

Mary Q. Tue, 10 Feb 1998 18:40:13
I am searching for the parents of Dave Likens who was married to Nellie Melinda Iser. Born approx 1870's. They had three children that we know of (Ervin Ernest, Roy Cecil, and William).

Mike Webb Mon, 09 Feb 1998 19:19:01
Looking for any information on my Grandmother Connie Arcella Scruggs who was born July 2 1889 in Frankfort WV. Her Father Was George Scruggs, Mother Mary Elizabeth Rock. If anyone has knowledge of any of the surnames I would love to here from you.

Monica with no last name Sun, Feb 08 06:13
I am looking for data on the Pringle Watkins connection of 1880. John P. Watkins born 1870 in Piedmont. Lived with grandparents John & Elisabeth Pringle in Piedmont in 1880. Need parents of John P.

Glenn Smith Fri, Feb 06 12:35:13
Looking for more information on Joseph W. Leatherman and his wife Malissa Hannah (Oates) Leatherman. both born about 1878-79. They were living in Mineral County at the date of the 1920 Federal census and shown with 7 children. One of them was Oliver "Bud" Leatherman, born 1912 in Headsville and a World War II Veteran, who died at Keyser in 1980. Interested in learning more about the early Leatherman and Oates families.

Bonnie L. Butts Keyser Thu, 05 Feb 1998 20:16:27
Looking for information About the Wildman families of Mineral County in the 1870's to 1920. Intersested in the families of Richard Wildman, Thomas Lloyd Wildman, Lloyd D. Wildman. Thank you for your help and time. Both are greatly appreciated, please e-mail any response.

Michelle R. Staggs Tue, 03 Feb 1998 21:09:54
I am looking for information on the Murphy family. I know that Hugh and Nellie Murphy were from Ireland and arrived in USA about 1803. They had at least one son, James b. 1803. James married Mary Streets and had the following children: Hanibal, Samuel, David, Sara, Eliza, William, Mary Jane, Elizabeth, John, Harriett, Lucinda. If any one has any information on the Murphy's or the Streets' please email.

Tim Wade Sun, 01 Feb 1998 23:40:24
Looking for information on Samuel Thomas TROUP and Sarah Catherine HOLLIS. They lived in Martinsburg and/or the Piedmont area for a while during the 1870's. They were married around 1865/66. I would like to know the exact date. At least 2 of their 5 daughters were probably born in or around Martinsburg: Ida and Jessie. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

John McGee Rogers Fri, 23 Jan 1998 22:14:24
Any help you might give me in finding and tracing McGee's from the Burlington, Patterson Creek area would be of great help.

Charles Hill Sun, 18 Jan 1998 10:30:13
Seeking to make a first find on William RICE who married Anne McKinley (Widow of Peter Mckinley) on 27 June 1882 in Piedmont, WV. Anne's maiden name is STORY. Any information is appreciated.

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