Recent Queries

Linda (Hersman) Lawson Saturday Feb 6 1999
I am a direct descendant of Mattias Ulrich and his son Christopher Hershman who are both buried in Beaver Run Cemetery, near Patterson Creek, in what used to be Hampshire County. Mattias died in 1802; Christopher in 1844. Christopher's gravestone reads "Revolutionary War Soldier" - I'm still trying to get that documentation. My maiden name was Hersman. I am trying to locate Christopher's will and death records - he died in Feb, 1844. Most of the family moved to Roane Co around the 1830's. I'm willing to share my info - hope you have a little bit for me. Thanks

Barbara J. Hott Saturday Feb 6 1999
Lorenza D. JOHNSON (b) 2-11-1850 in Ohio (d) 6-11-1931 in Cumberland, MD. (m) Mary F. LEHMAN or LAHMAN (b) 3-20-1849 in WV (d) 8-21-1925 in Wiley Ford, WV. Had: (1s) Wilbur H. Johnson (my gf) (b) 1-23-1877 (d) ? maybe in Grottoes,VA (m) Carrie Bramble, Lillian __Hiser wid. of Wm. Hiser. Never married to my gm Ester DREWNOSKI. (2d) Lillian B (JOHNSON) NILAND (3s) Charles E. JOHNSON (b) 2-29-? (4s) Albert JOHNSON (5s) Batie (6d) Betty JOHNSON (b) 7-5-1883 in Piedmont,WV. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Barb Wednesday Feb 3 1999

Rearching NEWCOME family. Louella NEWCOME (b) @1865 (m) @1900 to James William BOYCE/BOICE probably in Taylor Co, WV. Louella was born and raised in Mineral Co,WV. Looking for parents, siblings, any info. If anyone is researching the NEWCOMES of Mineral County, WV, please e-mail me.

Helen Benter Tuesday Feb 2 1999

Are you aware there is a book called the All Leatherman Kin History, by the Rev. I. John Leatherman, written in 1940, updated in 1991 by Mr. Donald Brougher, and about to be updated again? The LEATHERMAN'S of Hampshire Co, now Mineral Co, WV have been traced back to Hans Diebold/DeWalt Lederman who emigrate fromAlsace in 1727. I descended from Abraham, 4th generation; through his daughter Nancy who married Adam FLEEK in Hampshire Co., VA in 1813. (Sure would like to find the record). Abraham had 24 children with 3 wives, so there must be many descendents from this area.

June Gerber Monday Feb 1 1999
Searchiing for any information on the family of HERSHBERGER, Mineral County.

Harry Hershberger (m) to Della May STREETS in Westernport 7/9/1906. Children: Harry D. (b) 10/15/1906; John Lee (b) 2/24/1908; Elmer Grant (b) 1/24/1910; Hallie Berwell (b) 12/21/1912; Lee Anna (Davis) (b) 8/17/1914; Mildred (b) 8/9/1916; Bernice Fay (b) 7/13/1918; Willard "Bill" (b) 9/19/1920; Darl (b) 9/29/1922; Calvin C. (b) 8/14/1924; Charlie Curtis (b) 11/5/1927; Robert Glen (b) 6/18/1932.

Louise Good Monday Feb 1 1999

April Brown, could you e-mail me about your query of April of 98 about an Estelle Johnston, might make a connection.

Brad Duling Monday Feb 1 1999

Looking for information on the DULING family who lived in Mineral County (Hampshire Co) from 1793 to present.

ORTENSA Monday Feb 1 1999
Do you have any information on the Kelly Chapel?

jtaylor Monday Feb 1 1999
John TAYLOR born 1868, son of William and Elizabeth TAYLOR. His children: Mary Stewart (m) James CHARLES. Ed TAYLOR (b) 1902 in Cumberland. Lee TAYLOR (b) 1907 in Keyser, WV., died 1928 as a result of a hunting accident. Sarah TAYLOR (m) Leroy BANE, lived in Claysville, Mineral Co, WV. Annie TAYLOR (m) William ABERNTHIE. Elizabeth TAYLOR (m) Charles MILLER lived in New Creek, WV. Floyd TAYLOR lived in Keyser, WV. had brothers, Harry, Jerry and Edward also lived in nearby areas.

Jane Kitzmiller Thursday Jan 28 1999

Looking for information on Charles C. JUNKINS, Solomon UMSTOT, Luvinna FLICK, Victoria RUSH & Charles Ellsworth RUSH, from the New Creek and Antioch, WV area.

Lisa Millimet Tuesday Jan 26, 1999

I am looking for any references to, including any ancestors and information about: 1. the WELCH and LEATHERMAN families of Burlington, WV. Alive now are Israel, Naoma and their cousin Margaret, but the further back are their parents: Ulysses Allen and Bertha Maude Leatherman. Judson Wetzel WELCH (brother to Ulysses and born @1873 & Maggie May LEATHERMAN (sister to Maude Leatherman).Millard Fillmore WELCH, brother to Ulysses and Judson. James P. WELCH, confederate soldier married Sabina Leman Dempsey WELCH. Uncle Jud WELCH. 2. Elijah Blackburn (fiddler) or ancestors or descendents of Burlington area. 3. Tom Thrush (fiddler) or ancestors or descendents of the Burlington area. 4. Also for a black couple who worked for them (slaves) named: Samuel and Rebecca Sugar(s). Can you help me? Thanks so much.

Robyn Ashton Monday Jan 25, 1999
Looking for information on my gggrandfather, Augustus Luthur ??. Augustus is supposed to have been born on March 27, 1852 in Mineral County. He was taken to Keokuk, Co Iowa in the fall of 1853 at the age of 1 1/2 yrs. I am trying to determine who his parents are. He is found on the Iowas 1856 census as Gustas L. HARVEY (4) living with James B. (45) and Mary (42) HARVEY and Rachael FRIEND (14). On the 1860 state census he is listed as A L ANDERSON (8) living with James and Mary HARVEY, Jane ANDERSON (30) and Rachael FRIEND (18). In 1870, he again is listed a s A L Anderson and living with the HARVEY'S and using the last name HARVEY. He married Addie E. HERRINGTON (8-31-1880) in IA and used the last name HARVEY throughout his adulthood. I believe James B. and Mary (JUNKINS) HARVEY were also from Mineral County, and were married on 9-22-1833. According to various records, they never had children of their own. I have no idea whether Jane ANDERSON is Augustus' mother, or if he is somehow related to the HARVEY'S (he is never listed as their relative on the census . Any information would be greatly appreciated. It appears that a brother of Mary's also ended up in Keokuk Co, IA. Thanks!!

Mr. Kenneth Smith Friday 22 Jan 1999

Looking for info on George Walker Lease and Margaret Milslagle...residing in Mineral in the 1880's...had son Adam born 1880. Anything familiar???

Amos Little Wednesday, 20 Jan 1999

Looking for any and all references to Welch and Leatherman families of Burlington/Patterson Creek area.

Marilyn Morgan Sunday, 17 Jan 1999
I am looking for any information on the TRICKETT family from Mineral County. I am trying to link up Allen Lavan TRICKETT, born 25 Sept 1916 in Keyser to my TRICKETT family. His mother's name was Irene. ANY Trickett infromation would be greatly appreciated.

Tom Kooken Saturday, 16 Jan 1999
Looking for descendant of the Howard PULLIAM family of Keyser. Howard PULLIAM married Dorcas Ellen KOOKEN about 1900. Supposed two children, Howard PULLIAM and Alice Pulliam PERRY.
Snail mail: 37 Bradstreet Road, No Andover, MA 01845

Jean Holcombe Friday, 15 Jan 1999
Looking for infomation on John Spencer/Joice who bought land and resided in George's Run and Cabin Run in 1778.

Patricia Malone Friday, 15 Jan 1999
Seeking additional information on the Malone Family which settled in Fort Ashby, WV, Mineral (Hampshire County) around the late 1700's and early 1800's.
James and his wife (Elizabeth...only first name is on the stone) are buried in a small family plot located along Route 28 outside of town. Also buried there is his son George and his wife Susan Wagoner. The third generation there is Michael Marcelus Malone. I have reason to believe George had additional children, however, I can find no information. Michael M. Malone married Alice Virginia Alkire daughter of John Alkire and Katherine Daniels.

Mike Grimm Friday, 15 Jan 1999
I am looking for cemetery listings in Fort Ashby. Any listing for Grimm's.