Monroe County Genealogy: 1996 Query Archive

Ron Lee Sat Aug 31 18:34:23 1996
Searching for any and all information on the MINNER Family who lived in Monroe Co., WV. starting around 1827. The names I'm looking are John Minner, Peter Minner, Richard Minner, Thompson Minner, James Minner, Minerva Minner, Goodlow Minner. I have a copy of Peter Minners will and copys of land records, but looking for more information on this family. Thanks for any information you have. Ron Lee (

Shawn GRAY Sat Aug 24 23:46:19 1996
I am looking for info on Catherine ATKINS, dau of Lewis and Hamilton HARPER. They married in Monroe Co., VA on 23 Jun 1806. Thanks

Susie M. Eckerson Fri Aug 23 15:43:54 1996
Searching for parents and/or siblings of Charles L. CLARKE bc 1829, VA, d? married Louise RAINES bc 1839. Son Millard Fillmroe Clarke b 1857 in Rush Creek, VA(WV). Shown in 1860 census of Kanawha County, not found after that. All help much appreciated.

Carolyn Carver Thu Aug 22 18:18:15 1996
Abraham KEFFER married Polly HARRIS 1804 in Monroe Co. Would like to know who their parents were. Have list of possible children: Elizabeth (m: Jacob Moses), Abraham, George, John, Ellen, and several children unnamed as yet. They also lived at Shenandoah Co and Rockbridge Co Va. Would like info on children's spouses, as well as any other names of Abraham & Polly's children.

Tom Jenkins Wed Aug 21 17:12:53 1996
Looking for the parents and husband of Priscilla GANO/GUNNOE. Son's John, b-1835 and Martin b-1837, said to have been born in Monore County. Priscilla in Kanawha County in 1850. John married Sarah HUGHES.

Sandra Reuther Tue Aug 20 13:25:41 1996
Samuel SAMS was born in 1758 England and died Feb 1883 in Monroe Co., VA. He married Margaet REYBURN who was born 19 Mar 1785 in Augusta Co., VA. We are looking for info on this SAMS family.

Jim Messersmith Sun Aug 18 21:05:18 1996
Susanna MICHAEL, daughter of Christian MICHAEL and Catherine MESSERSMITH, married Thomas ATHEY in Monroe County, VA (Now WV) on 14 Feb 1829. I am interested in learning what became of them since I cannot seem to find them on census records.

ROBERT E. PAGE Sat Aug 10 07:20:41 1996
I am looking for the parents and sibblings of Nancy Ann McGHEE of Monroe co. W. Va.. born @ Oct. 1,1814, and moved to Jackson Co. ohio with her parents when she was a teenager, she married Alfred J. PAGE on July 2,1835 in Jackson Co. Ohio, they had(4) children, James Milton Page born Aug. 15,1837. Elizabeth O. Page Salts Daniel (O.??) Page and Nancy Emaline Ann Page Depue. Nancy Ann McGhee and Alfred J. page moved to Vinton Co. Ohio shortly after they were married. Nancy died July 15,1880 in Vinton Co. Ohio, and is buried in Hixon Hill Cemetery in Dundas Ohio. Any info on Nancy Ann McGhee parents or sibblings would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Robert E. Page 204 E.- 250 S. Valparaiso, In. 46383 or genepage@crown,.net

William Pine Thu Aug 8 14:11:46 1996
Doing research on Robert PINE (1755-1847) Robert was born in Ireland but settled in Monroe Co. about 1768. First marriage was to a STEVENSON, second marriage was to Nancy COTTLE. Robert had six children, Sally, William, James McGuire, Elizabeth, John and Robert N. Pine.

David Fridley Sun Jul 28 06:59:20 1996
I am trying to ascertain the parents of George St. Clair BURDETTE, who was born in Monroe Co., VA about 1810. He married Elizabeth DEHART, daughter of Abram and Sophie DEHART, and George died about 1907 in Summers County, WV. I have extensive information on other Monroe Co. BURDETTE lines, but have been unable to place George. I am interested in hearing from others who are researching BURDETTES in this area, or who may have clues to the parentage of George. Thanks!

Jackie Sun Jul 28 07:00:40 1996
Looking for information on William Hinchman who married Mary Ann Perry. One of their daughters was Elizabeth Hinchman who married Benjamin Smith in Logan Co. Wm. is listed in 1850 Logan with second wife Nancy. email: Thanks for any help you can give.

Joseph Ingram Sun Jul 28 16:41:53 1996
I am trying to ascertain the grandparents of Lucinda TURNER-JONES and George JONES born in the Peterstown WV area between 1890 and 1900. Brother of George Jones was Grover Jones, Sr. Some of George Jones' childrens names are: Donnie, Amos, Clarence, Lilly, Pansy, Claude, Lacy, Opie, and Della.

Richard Francis Thu Jul 25 19:35:08 1996
Mahala Jane SWOPE B: 2 jun 1808 Monroe Co., VA Thanks,

Richard Francis Thu Jul 25 19:33:53 1996
Joshua CUMMINGS B:29 sep 1809 Monroe Co., VA Married 6 aug 1829 Monroe Co., VA Father was Charles Cummings and Mother was Sarah Mitchell. Thanks,

Pam Riffe Mon Oct 28 19:51:08 1996
I am looking for the parents, siblings and children of Samuel H. HIGGINBOTHAM and Rebecca LOWRY (LOWERY) who married on Oct. 6, 1825 in Monroe Co., (W) VA. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks

Will Shade Sun Oct 27 20:56:28 1996
Looking for any information on the Keaton and Keller families of Monroe Co., WV.

Cheryl Berthelsen Sat Oct 26 21:25:17 1996
I'm looking for information on John Foard, father of Peggy Foard. Peggy married John Minner, Jr. on Mar 26, 1823 in Monroe County, WV. John Foard wrote a note requesting the marriage license "form". John Minner, Jr. and Benjamin Foard signed the posted the $150 marriage bond. Any information available on this FORD family would be great! Cheryl Berthelsen

Dixie Hougen Wed Oct 23 14:53:45 1996
Monroe County families include SHIERS or SIERS or CYERS, and Hand. My branch, Thomas Shires, is mentioned in his father's (Richard) will in 1808. He married Mary Hand in 1804. TIA--Dixie Hougen

Alicia Polk Wed Oct 16 10:20:28 1996
Looking for information on Holman Saunders, born ca 1812, who married Nancy Keatley Jan 1831, Monroe Co, and died 1867. Seeking information on his parents, grandparents.

Kathy Sehon Jones Tue Oct 15 19:32:52 1996
I am seeking information on the surname SEHON, SEEHORN, SEAHORN, SEHORNE. I am interested in John Leicester Sehon who was born in 1770, married Fanny Waggoner and had many decendants in West Virginia.

J. Tracy Walker, III Sat Oct 12 17:44:39 1996
TILLETT - Lucinda Tillett, b. 1791 mar. Jesse Kelly in Giles Co., VA in 1812; she was the dau. of Wm Tillett. There is a Wm Tillett listed in the 1810 census for Monroe Co., VA. If anyone has info on this family please contact J. Tracy Walker, III

Mike Riley Wed Oct 9 17:19:56 1996
Looking for the parents of William Thomas ARTHUR b:22 Sept 1818 d: 28 Nov 1864. He lived at Laurel Branch near Pott's Creek

Daniela Moneta Fri Oct 4 07:34:57 1996
My ancestor, John GARTEN was b. in Monroe, 1786, married Matilda WRAY also of Monroe b. 1803. They moved to Gallia, around the 1840s. Looking for ancestors of these two: NEAL, WOODS, DICKENSON, DODSON, GRIFFITH, ANGELL, HUNGERFORD. These families came from the Bedford Co. and Augusta Co. area.

Mary Jean Hall Thu Oct 3 13:47:08 1996
Researching BUTLER, EAGLE (various spellings), HANGER (various spellings). Mostly in Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers Counties in West Virginia. Are you researching any of these surnames? Could be some in Augusta County, Virginia.

Cin Sopko Tue Oct 1 06:30:08 1996
Hi, Looking for information on the Waddle/Waddell family. We have Gilber S Waddle b March 1873 with wife Eliza D who was born in abt 1885. They were the parents of 5 children that we know of: Nancy O Waddell, Robert A, Iva G, Gilbert Waldo, and Eulah M Waddell. We found Gilbert S with wife Eliza D in the 1920 Census of Summers County. Gilbert's parents are Robert Waddle and Nancy ____.. Robert being born 1835 in WV and JNancy June 1834 in WV. Looking for information on those two also. Thanks

Cin Sopko Tue Oct 1 06:43:14 1996
Update on Jacob HARVEY and wife Catherine CROMER. Jabob was born Abt 1817, in VA and his wife, about 1819. They were married Dec 31, 1838 in Monroe Co, WV. They had 6 children that we know of so far. Fredrick B abt 1839, Mary E Abt 1841, Adaline S abt 1843, Sarah abt 1845, Mahala? B abt 1846 and Adam M Harvey B April 1849 in Monroe Co. Adam married Electra A GADD who was born Nov 1849 in Mercer CO, WV.. Married March 16, 1877 in Mercer Co. WV. Looking for any marriage informatino on the Harvey children. Also, the parents of Jabob HARVEY and Catherine CROMER. WOuld also like to know if Jacob and Catherine had more children. Thanks

Sandra Griffith Sun Sep 29 12:48:08 1996
Monroe Co families include MEADOWS, SHUMATE, WOODRUM, GARTEN, KNAPP Please contact me if you are doing these families, Sandy in Florida Please reply to

Carol Ann Lawson-Walters Fri Sep 20 15:37:24 1996
LAFAYETTE LAWSON b. abt 1833 + Nancy SARRAT..... John R. LAWSON, Sr.
+ Mable ?.........John R. LAWSON, Jr..........Irene LAWSON.........Curtis LAWSON .........Shirley LAWSON .........Lena LAWSON .........Myrtle LAWSON .........Roy LAWSON
m 2d + Lotlie C. CHRISLEY .........William Holbert LAWSON 1903 - 1946
+ Josephine HOWARD 1907 - 1979 .........Mae LAWSON .........Buford LAWSON ........Margie LAWSON .........VANLUE LAWSON .........JAMES C. LAWSON I am in Florida and doing research to locate anyone who would have connection to information on the Census Records for the LAWSON family. We have very limited information on W.V. in our state archives. I am willing to exchange research for the Southern States with LAWSON information. Josephine Howard married March 06 1929, Sweet Springs, WV daughter of Doc Franklin Howard Mother, Annie Smith. Carol Lawson-Walters

Debbie Malec Thu Sep 19 18:35:51 1996
Looking for siblings of Mary Jane PARKER b. 17 SEP 1852 Clay/Roane Co. WV b. 1878 Curtis HALL Roane Co. WV and any info on her father Joseph Washington PARKER b. 1828 Monroe Co. VA and the name of his wife. Thank you.

Larry Pine Sun Sep 15 17:12:54 1996
I'm looking for information of Two McGUIRE brothers who moved to Monroe County about 1800. Also interested in McNUTT family, Keyes and Pines. Thanks for any help.

Charlotte Fleming Tue Sep 10 21:00:17 1996
Looking for the family of Overton REID b. Monroe Co about 1849. Married Elizabeth HOLMES widow of Henry Alexander Bostick. Information on any of these people will be greatly appreciated.

Marla Eaheart Millsap Sat Sep 7 10:00:53 1996
Interested in any information on the EAHEART, AIRHART, AHART, EHART, EHRHARDT etc family of Monroe County. On the 5th of October 1836, from Gallia County, Ohio, Abraham Eaheart wrote his brother Michael. "I sold my possessions in Giles Co. I hold possessions in Monroe Co., I sold my property in Giles in March 1835 and then I removed to Monroe County and seated my family there and went on to the land sales in the Northwest part of Indiana. I don't expect to be back to Monroe before August next. On the 17th of May 1836, Monroe Co. I have settled within nine miles of Red Sulfer Springs. Have any information on this family, especially Abraham Eaheart married to Judith Kirk with children William Kirk Eaheart married to Elizabeth Sarah Clark, Abraham married to Sarah Shufflebarger, Nancy, Sarah married to Ezekiel Duncan, Margaret (Peggy) married to William Snavely, Elizabeth (Betsy) married to Champion Napier.

Tom Alexander Fri Sep 6 14:09:29 1996
Requesting information on James ALEXANDER (b. 1750, Beverly Manor, VA, d. 1814, Union, WVa), who donated the land for the founding of Union and was one of its first settlers. In particular, I would like confirmation of the birth of his son, Andrew (b. 1773 in Union, d. Princeton, WVa). Andrew was mentioned in the will of James' wife, Isabella ERSKINE, but not in the county history of Monroe County. When I visited Union several years ago, the ALEXANDER file was missing from the library genealogy files.

Becky Smith Tue Sep 3 22:45:06 1996
Subject: BRILES/BROYLES Am searching for info on Allen T. BRILES (BROYLES) who married Elizabeth WILLIAMS (dau. of Wm. WILLIAMS and Elizabeth BURKS) 15 Feb 1836 in Monroe County. He appears on Tazewell Co, VA Census records 1850-1870. It is believed that he is a son of Solomon BROYLES,the son of Peter BROYLES and Elizabetha BLANKENBAKER,the son of Hans Jacob BROYLES and Maria Catharina FLEISCHMAN,the son of John BROYLES and Ursula who immigrated to Germanna colony in 1717. Peter Broyles had a brother named Zacharias who married Delilah Clore, and he ALSO had a Solomon BROYLES. There are 2 marriages listed for Solomon BROYLES, and both lines claim both wives!!! ANYWAY, 3 generations of Allen's descendants have tried to determine his parentage to no avail. I would sincerely appreciate any help on this, and I am willing to share any info. I may have on these families.

John Quigley Mon Sep 2 13:17:53 1996
Looking for information on Sarah Ellen HOKE who was born 10/12/1806 in Monroe County. She married John Frazier VINCENT on June 27, 1827. She passed away on 8/15/1882, although that might have been in Kentucky which is where we find John Frazier in 1864.

Tim Ramsey Tue Dec 31 12:13:09 1996
Searching for parents of William (b ca 1821 VA) and Cynthia A (b ca 1824 VA) Carter found in 1850 Monroe Co VA. At this time they had two small children 3 yrs. are these the same as wm carter m. catherine mccannon may 23, 1845 monroe co?

Tim Ramsey Tue Dec 31 12:19:39 1996
Searching for the parents of Polly McMullin (sp) who m. Archibald Woodrum Jun 08, 1802 Monroe Co VA.

Roger Carr Tue Dec 31 16:10:30 1996
My gggrandfather, James Carr, was born in Monroe Co. in 1794. At that time this was Botetourt Co. He was drafted from Union in 1814 to serve in the War of 1812. His father could have been John Carr and his mother could have been a Rollison. James oldest son was named John, his 2nd was named after his wifes father, James C. Boggs. James could have had brothers John and Isaac. I am looking for info on the Carr family in that area.

Russ Scovel Sun Dec 29 23:10:22 1996
Looking for information about Dunbars who moved from VA/WV to Oregon via Applegate Trail around 1852. Specifically information on Rice Dunbar, and George Washington Dunbar, and families.

Laurie Shawver Sat Dec 28 22:00:06 1996
Interested in sharing information with other SHAWVER researchers. Looking for all descendents of Sebastian SHAWVER 1733-1816. Had children: Jacob, Christopher, George, John, Elizabeth (mar Charles ROWEN), Barbara (mar ROWEN or BOWEN), Sally/Sarah (mar Henry SMITH) and dau who mar LOGSDON. Many of the descendents stayed in West Virginia while others moved on to OH, IN, IL, MO, AR, KS, OK and TX.

Mary Campbell Thu Dec 26 02:05:48 1996
12-26-96, I am looking for anyone that can help with information on the following family members as follows for Monore co., Va: David Roach married to Susanna Kelly 11-3-1831----Elijah Roach m. Hannah Keatley 1-30-1807------Isaac Roach m. Delilah Sweeney 4-29-1833------James Roach m. Polly Roach 2-3-1836------ Machleberry Roach m. Susanna Siders 4-21-1832-------Reuben Roach m. Sally Ball 12-6-1806---------Thomas Roach m. Margaret Legg 1-14-1842------William Roach m. Mary Corner 8-29-1804--------- Williams R. Meadows m. Nancy Roach 1-6-1836------Jeremiah Meadows m. Nancy Roach 3-17-1804--------Jeremiah Meadows m. Esther Roach 10-17-1803. ALSO have some names for some of Jonathan Roach's children and who they married. Cathy Roach m. Andrew McNeer 1-23 -1830----Logan Handly m. Letha Roach 7-16-1825------Constantine Handly m. Mary Roach 11-23-1830. Hope someone can help me with these people.

Mary CampbellSat Dec 21 02:45:32 1996
I am looking for anyone that may know of Jeremiah Roach from Monroe Co., Virginia. He left Jackson Co., Ohio and settled there in 1812. Jeremiah had 4 sons Reuben, William, Samuel and John. Five daughters Mrs. William Silvery, Mrs. William Allen, Mrs. James Matthews, Mrs. Mary Kelly and Mrs. Jane Morgan. I am looking for marriage records for the children of Jeremiah and who his wife was. The only one that was married in Jackson Co., Ohio was Jane. Hope that some one can help!!

Susan LaubengayerMon Dec 16 11:03:02 1996
John and Jane Alford came from Rockingham. Joh died about 1795. Don't know about Jane. Children: Thomas m. Phebe CUMMINGS, 1793; John Alford m. Margaret "Peggy" ALFORD, 1799; James m. Nancy HIND/HINES, 1806 (my direct line); Ann/Amy m. Charles KEENAN/KENNAN, 1798; Sarah m. Joseph ELLIS, 1803; Margaret m. Jacob/David? JARRET, 1802; and Jane/Jean m. William HINDS/HINES, 1806. So many Alfords in Monroe Co. in early 1800s. American Alford Family Association trying to record all possible info on all Alfords, for data base. Have will of above John probated 1810, Monroe. James and Nancy Hines Alford's son Thomas married Malinda Miller Fife in Union, Monroe Co., 9 Sep. 1840. Believe her father to be John Fife, who was her mother? Another son John married Mary who and when. Both boys went to Lafayette Co., Mo. 1842.

Herman Clark Mon Dec 9 09:27:28 1996
Am looking for any info on Allen & John Walstead, Monroe CO. Springfield Twp., WV. 1870 census Pg 037.

Herman ClarkSat Dec 7 18:13:08 1996
Looking for any info on: Allen Walstead and John Walstead Springfield Twp., Monroe Co., WV. 1870 census pg. 037

Judy Ballard Tue Nov 26 17:02:00 1996
BALLARD - I've been told there still exists an old Ballard family cemetery in your county. Does anyone have a complete listing of this cemetery.

Gin Sun, Nov 24 1996
I am searching for the burial place of my Great Grandfather Madison (Matt) Milhollon Pyne and my Great Grandmother Mahala Pyne. They died around 1900. They lived on Pyne Mountain just south of Union. Their oldest son is buried in Dropping Lick and I thought that is were they would be but I can't locate them. They may be in one of the Ballard Cem. Any Ideas????? Gin

Tom Smith Fri, Nov 22 1996
Christopher (Christian) Smith died in 1833 at Muddy Creek, WV. His will was filed in Monroe County in 1816. Interestingly his residence is in Greenbrier County. Am trying to trace his ancestors. Believe he was from Maryland b. abt. 1742 and of German descent. He was married in Rockingham Co., VA to Elizabeth Richmond. Thank you for any information. Tom Smith

Nancy Pascal Fri Nov 22 07:07:14 1996
Seeking additional information on James McLAUGHLIN (B CA 1810) and Eliza KING? (B CA 1814). They were the parents of Harvey Joseph McLAUGHLIN b ca 1828. James and Eliza may have come from Augusta Co., VA. They went to Xenia, Greene Co., OH for a time and then came back to WV. In 1880 they were living in Summers Co., with their daughter Amanda E. who had married Archibald BUTT. Other children of James and Eliza (KING) McLAUGHLIN are: Charles b 1832, John b 1837. Other lines I am interested in Greenbrier are: Tyree BRYANT/Elizabeth SHEPHERD, Jacob NICHOLAS/Elizabeth HINKLE, Jacob HINKLE/Mary WILLIAMS, William McMILLION/Betsey Perkins, Joseph Henry YATES/Louise PETTRY

Eva Smith-Carroll Fri Nov 22 23:10:09 1996
RADFORD/COCHRAN Charles Cochran and wife Ruth Radford of Summers Co, WV. Charles Cochran (Oct 7, 1824 in Va./Nov 2, 1919 in WV), son of Edward Cockram and Mary Rakes. Records in Patrick Co., Va. Ruth Cochran (b Jan 2 1919 in WV/d Aug 1900). Records may be in Franklin Co., Va. May be Native American. Ruth was daughter of William M. Robert Radford (1792/1861) and Elindor (1792/1879). Charles and Ruth's children: Andrew Jackson, Michael, Robert Edward, and Isiah Cochran; Malinda Jane Cochran Vest (my great grandmother); Martha Cochran Bennett; Rachael Cochran Bennett

Linda F. Dawson Mon, Nov 18 1996
James Alexander was first to settle Union, donated land for the courthouse in 1799. Need any info about who his parents were. He was born in Beverly Manor, Augusta, VA 1750 and married Isabell Erskine (Irskine). Need sources listed for any info. Also would like birth of his daughter, Catharine b. 1815 in Monroe, married Stephen Wright. Thanks,
Linda French Dawson, Vancouver Wa,

Lee McCormick Mon Nov 11 05:15:44 1996
I am working on the Rowan family. I understand that Boston (looks like he also used the name Sebastian) Rowan and his wife Francis Givens are buried at Union. Do you have any information on their location and dates? Boston was the grandfather of Andrew S. Rowan, that is if Boston and Sebastian are the same person. Thanks,
Lee McCormick, 406 Court Street, West Point, MS 39773

Lee McCormick Tue Nov 5 22:37:29 1996
Looking for information on Boston ROWAN and his wife Frances Givens They married in Botetourt Co, 7/28/1828. It seems that Boston also used the name Sebastain sometimes. Thier son was John Madison ROWAN who was the father of Andrew S ROWAN. I understand that both Boston and Frances are buried in Union. Do not know the dates. Thanks, Lee

RICHARD TAYLOR Mon Nov 4 07:21:11 1996
Researching the Surnames LOBBAN and NUTTER. My wife is from Alderson, West Virgina. Her mother's (NUTTER) is from the Mt. Lookout/Russellville area.

Thomas Smith
Am seeking information on SARAH RUTH PENDLETON, born 31 Oct 1915ca, daughter of Arthur Hazel Pendleton and Mary Louise Huffman. I also need ANY information on MARY LOUISE HUFFMAN. I have "zilch" - except a picture. She died about 1915-17. Any leads will be much appreciated. Thank you. Thomas R. Smith

Jackie Masters John Peery/Perry - His daughter Mary Ann was b.2 May 1775 Montgomery Co. VA in that part now Monroe Co.WV and d.15 Jan 1832 in Logan Co. She married William Hinchman and later resided in Logan, now WV.Any info on Perrys appreciated. Jackie Masters

Jackie Masters William Hinchman said to be the son of William an English sailor and born in MD. Married Mary Ann Peery/Perry. Their daughter Elizabeth was born in Monroe in 1800. She married Benjamine Smith. Hinchman searchers, where are you? Jackie Masters

Mary Ann Comings Sat Nov 2 05:53:17 1996
SCOTT/PRYOR(PRIOR) Looking for any information about the family of Joseph SCOTT who was born September 3, 1773, in Virginia, possibly near Alderson in Greenbrier County, formerly Montgomery County and now Monroe County in West Virginia. His father is thought to be John SCOTT, and his mother's maiden name is thought to be PRIOR or PRYOR, a name which keeps reappearing in the Scott family, but so far no documentation exists for this. This family left for Kentucky in 1777 when Joseph was 4 years old. Joseph SCOTT later married Mary CAIN Mar 28, 1798 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. I would appreciate any possible leads to his ancestry.

Robert E. Gibson Fri Nov 1 16:50:04 1996
Seeking infro on Thomas McClure Gibson and his wife Nancy S. Young, daughter of James and Margaret Young.