Monroe County Genealogy: 1997 Query Archive - January to June

Joe Rodney Ballengee Thu Feb 27 11:29:30 1997
I am looking for information on the parents and siblings of HIRAM JEFFERSON DAVIS. It was my understanding that he was born near Ripley, WV and moved to Talcott, WV after civil war. He fought for Confederacy.

Corinne Diller Wed Feb 26 10:24:25 1997 I am researching all the FRIEND persons in Monroe Co., (W) Va. pre-1830. Willing to share info. Corinne Diller

Lynn Mclendon Tue, 25 Feb 1997 16:56:15 -0500 (EST)
Hello, My name is Lynn Mclendon and I'm researching my particular branch of Fosters. Right now I have a James Foster and Griselda Handley and their son James who marr. Mary Polly Fry. Would you have any info. that could help me? Thank You, Lynn

Frank and Claire Shepherd I am attempting to locate any information on the paternal side of my family--the Shepherds. My great-grandfather was John Mattison Shepherd(d. 1950). My grandfather, Omer Franklin Shepherd was born Apr. 10, 1894. I believe John Mattison Shepherd lived in Waiteville, WV(and may be buried there).Any information you may provide will be greatly appreciated! My e-mail address is: Thank you!

Michael Kesinger Thu Feb 20 19:13:39 1997
Looking for information on all Monroe or Greenbrier county Kessingers.

Phillip Beane Mon Feb 17 17:59:22 1997
My mother, and me to a lesser extent, have done a lot of work on our family which originated in Monroe County. William Beane, born 1792, indentured to Henry Smith in 1804, married 1813 to Rachel Wiseman, died 1/1/1864 at his home in Waiteville.

Mary Campbell Sun Feb 16 17:41:06 1997
2-16-97 Surname Roach ,Allen I am looking for information on Sarah(Sally) Roach m. William Allen 6-27-1808 in Monore co., Va. Sarah was the daughter to Jereminah Roach my gggg-grandfather . I am looking for any children born to this couple. I also have a son of Jereminah name Reuben that was born about abt 1785 in Greenbrier,Va., and die about 1850. Reuben was married to Elizabeth (Radabough) Radabaugh. She was born abt 1785 in South Branch of Pendleton county. Do not know what state that is? Any help would be great.

B. Kees Sat Feb 15 13:25:43 1997
Seeking any background on John Walton, Monroe County, married to Frances Ann Burns (1842-1932), daughter of Andrew Burns and Mary Ann Booker. Children were Ada Dora, Josephine, "Letch," and perhaps William. Have traced Frances's family history back two generations, but hit deadend on John's background. Found her grave, but have not been able to find his death record or grave. She died while staying with her daughter in Allegheny County, VA.

Gerald Roach Fri Feb 14 17:25:23 1997
Looking for information on Henderson Pembroke Roach born in 1850's. Lived in the Monroe County, West Virginia area. Died sometime after 1933. Married to Iva Crowder in 1931. Father was Thomas Roach. Information on Thomas Roach would also be appreciated.

Jerry Rose Wed Feb 12 02:09:17 1997
I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Thomas Wesley ROSE born 08 May 1882 and died 03 Jul 1943 in Monroe Co, WV. He was married 08 Mar 1923 in Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV to Ella Mae PERSINGER born 31 Jan 1898, Ella was the daughter of William PERSINGER and Rosa MOSS. However, I suspect that Thomas was married prior to his marriage with Ella. He had the following children from the first marriage: Foster, Nettie (married a Blackburn), Hattie (married a Smallwood), Emmett, Minnie (married a Bailey), Leonard. The following children he shared with Ella: Mary b 1919, Florence b 1921, Cecil b 1923, Helen b 1930, Effie JoAnn b 1932, Paul b 1934, Ernest b 1939, and Carl b 1942. I understand that Effie JoAnn was born in Hemphill, WV on 25 May 1932. I do not have any information regarding Thomas' parents, sibs, or previous wife. Nor do I have any information regarding the Persingers. Can anyone help me? Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated as I have hit a dead end with my grandfather.

Lori Samples Tue Feb 11 22:42:49 1997
Looking for anyone wanting to share information on the SAMPLES family of Greenbrier county, and other counties up through Clay Co., Have lots of info, willing to correspond!! I am a descendant of The brothers John and Samuel Samples

Brenda Ford Stafford Mon Feb 10 18:58:11 1997
Looking for information on the following Monroe Co. and Greenbrier Co.WV families: Benjamin Franklin Ford and Martha(or Margaret) Martin: Allison Ford and Leanna Angeline Cauley: James Cauley and Elizabeth Mary Asbury; Holman Saunders and Nancy J. Keatley; James Keatley and Lydia Sovain; John F. Saunders and Amanda Wood; Robert Wood and Francis(last name unknown); John Warren and Jane McAllister; Samuel Henry Eddy and Elizabeth Delilah Evans; Abraham Evans and Catherine Ensminger; John McAllister and Mary Ann Logue; Wheeler Pennington and Mary "Polly" Swinney; Highland Pennington and Rebecca Cauley; James Warren and Lydia Wiley(or Wylie); McDowell Warren and Mary Ann Eddy; Joseph Parker and Jane Rector; William Parker and Sarah Jane Upton; William Parker and Nora Belle Neel; Owen Neel and Isabell Maxwell; John Neel and Mary Kelly; Joseph Oscar Neel and Cornelia Hughart; Samuel Hughart and Martha(last name unknown); Ira Dee Hall and Sarah Iddings: and Jonathan Byrd Iddings and Rosabell Clowers. Will gladly exchange information that I have on any of these families. Thank you, Brenda Ford Stafford

Kathy RayFeb 09 14:06:16 1997
I am trying to help my cousin on her KIRK family lines. We can find them in Giles Co VA 1850-1930 but part of the family disappears. Names related are Tomlinson, McCroskey, Wickline, Meredith, etc.

Ida M. Lancaster Sat Feb 8 15:41:36 1997
I am interested in hearing from any one in this area with the spelling of Skaggs, Scaggs, or Skeggs. I am also hunting for a marriage record between a Skaggs member an a Campbell. The name Campbell appears as a middle name in many of my Skaggs' members. Believe they either md. are a Skaggs served in the war under the commande of a Campbell. Ida at the top of Texas

Ida M. Lancaster Sat Feb 8 15:41:36 1997
I am interested in hearing from any one in this area with the spelling of Skaggs, Scaggs, or Skeggs. I am also hunting for a marriage record between a Skaggs member an a Campbell. The name Campbell appears as a middle name in many of my Skaggs' members. Believe they either md. are a Skaggs served in the war under the commande of a Campbell. Ida at the top of Texas

John Allen Legg Fri Feb 7 14:54:21 1997
Thomas Legg came to Greenbrier now Monroe co. about 1780. His sons were Davenport, Edmond, William b:1787, Thomas b:1789, and James b:1792. Some moved to Nicholas Co. Seeking contact with Legg's having history around Peterstown and surrounding area to trade info.

Susan Bell Fri Feb 7 08:12:20 1997
HILL I am looking for info on A. J. HILL. I have no birth or death date. I do know he had four sons: Christopher Columbus(20 Nov 1860-1933), Clifton (1857-28 Nov 1922), William F and D.R. who were all born in Monroe Co. Looking for A.J.'s full name, his wife's name and his parents. Thanks!

Carol Davies Thu Feb 6 02:45:28 1997
Seeking any information on Nancy CORNWELL born ca 1804, Monroe Co, VA (WV); died after 1880, ?Appanoose Co, IA; daughter of Elijah CORNWELL murdered 1804, Monroe Co, VA; and Ruth SWOPE, born Dec 1778, Monroe Co, VA. Nancy married 24 Nov 1819, Adair Co, KY, Joseph Judd born NC. Also Joseph SWOPE, Sr born 7 Aug 1751, VA; died 3 Mar 1819, Monroe Co, son of Joseph Ulrich Swope of Germany. Joseph married 3 Apr 1774 in Monroe Co, to Catherine SULLIVAN born there, ca 1755; died there 12 Mar 1820. Catherine was the daughter of Timothy SULLIVAN born ?Ireland; died 1801, ?Monroe Co, VA (WV)--no information on who her mother was. Thanks in advance.

Donna Goble Mon Feb 3 19:49:49 1997
I am seeking information on Zachariah Callaway b. 1756 in VA, died in Monroe Co., VA, now WV in 1815. He married 2? Ellender Boyd in 1781. They had 11 children: Andrew, Margaret, Nancy, Patty, Polly, Sarah, Joshua, James, Priscilla Swinney, Elizabeth Simmons and Charles. Who were Zachariah's parents, siblings, etc.? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Deanna Holm Sun Feb 2 09:15:54 1997
I am researching the WEIKLE family from Monroe, George WEIKLE migrated to Monroe Co. from Augusta Co. VA. with his wife, Magdalena MICHAEL. George WEIKLE migrated to Monroe between 1811-1819. Their daughter, Nancy WEIKLE m. Henry Taylor WISE- MAN 12 Feb. 1834. This couple was my grandparents.

Deanna Holm Sun Feb 2 09:22:25 1997
I'm researching my gt gt gt grandmother, Lucinda SPRADLING. She was married to Greer DILLON 29 Dec. 1819 in Franklin Co. Va. Would like to know who her parents were and any other particulars anyone might know. Will appreciate any information.

Deanna Holm Sun Feb 2 09:28:43 1997
Researching my Grandparents, Caperton WRIGHT b. 1809 Monroe Co. Va. and married Harriet KEATLEY 18 July 1832 in Giles Co. VA. They later migrated to Raleigh Co. WV where they both died. I'm especially interested if anyone might know Caperton's parents?

Deanna HOLM Sun Feb 2 09:44:45 1997
I'm researching my gt gt gt gt grandparents, Isaac WISEMAN and Marget______? Isaac was born 24 Nov. 1785 in Rockingham Co. VA and migrated with his parents to Monroe Co. 1795. His parents were (Rev. War) Joseph WISEMAN and Elizabeth BATEMAN. They had several children including my direct descendant Henry Taylor WISEMAN. Any information as to Isaac's wife Marget's maiden name will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mel McKay III Sun Feb 2 12:53:37 1997
Looking for information on the SMITHSON family. Any information you have will be of great help for my mother in law.

Beverly ThomasJan 31 13:24:23 1997
Seeking parents of John and Hamilton Harper. Is John Harper of Monroe Co. f/o Joseph Harper of Raleigh Co. WV or the same John Harper found in Giles Co Va or Logan Co WV? Also seeking info on parent of George Weikle who came to Monroe Co from Augusta Co Va.

M. J. BurnJan 30 00:16:15 1997
I have Photos of Berll Coulter and a friend, two pretty teenagers, Mr. Blehers Barn, Betsy Howerd, Emery Howed, Charlie Stover and cox, John Carper and wife, four people and the John Balad ? grave yard. Are these any ones relatives?

M. J. BurnJan 29 23:56:21 1997
I have a box of old pictures, many from the 1885 to 1910 era. A few are 1942. The names are as follows, Hinton, Tiller, Syress, W. L. Vaughan, J. J. Stover, Dock ?readles boys, Charles Sw-ber, Clearence Talbert, Ot Garrison, Martha Tiller, W. A. Tiller, Johnney Stover, Rubie Stover Cat and Minnie Carper, Bill Stover of Marir WVa. The towns mentioned the most are Marie and Alderson. Do these people sound familiar to any one? Many pictures are very pretty. One is of a school with students, no info on it. The names are hard to read.

Ken RobertsJan 29 19:03:13 1997
I am looking for information on the Ellis family of Monroe and/or Greenbrier Counties. I have documents showing them there from 1824 or prior and later. Names: Owen Ellis (1750s-circa 1820), Lloyd Ellis (1797-1865), Alexander Ellis (1824-1901). I would greatly appreciate any genealogical information I can get, as I am a direct descendant. Thank you. My E-mail address:

Tim RamseyMon Jan 27 07:48:06 1997
Seeking parents of John P. Young b. ca 1788 and wife Susannah Walker b ca 1805. First three children b. Monroe Co 1830's then migrated to Braxton Co.

Tim RamseyMon Jan 27 07:57:10 1997
Seeking parents of Polly McMullin (sp) who married Archibald Woodrum Jun 08, 1802 Monroe Co.

Karen White Sun Jan 26 06:13:34 1997
HOLCOMB, Lucretia (1842-1900; m. Charles David Kincaid, son of John L. Kincaid and Leah Withrow). Lucretia's father: Henry Holcomb, probably son of Samuel Holcomb, b. c. 1810; d. before 1850). Mother Leah; looking for Lucretia's mother, b. 1810, d. 1861. Lucretia's siblings: Amanda J., b. 1836; James, 1839-1864, m. Rufina Kincaid, sister of Charles David Kincaid; Mary, b. 1840, m. a Withrow; Robert, 1844-1899 may have m. Amanda Foster; Samuel, 1846-1862; John, b. c. 1849

Roger Carr Sun Jan 26 07:18:01 1997
My ggggrandfather, James Carr, was born in the Sweet Springs region of what is now Monroe County in 1794. His father could have been John Carr, his mother could have been a Rollison. From the 1820 Census, An old John is listed along with James, and Issac, I believe it to be father and sons. The oldest son was probably a John whom died 1n 1818 of war wounds from the War of 1812. I am looking for any info on this family.

David HorneyThu Jan 23 16:26:42 1997
Seeking information on Lewis Albert, d. before 7 Sept 1894. Daughter Sallie Albert married O.F.W.C. Caldwell or Craig Co., VA. A journal entry states that they visited the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Albert in the grave yard of S.R. Hively near Clover Hollow, Monroe Co., WV. Other Alberts mentioned in the journal are Miles K. Albert, Bud Albert, Charlie Albert (Sr. and Jr.), J.L. Albert of Hillsville, Monroe Co., WV, John C. Albert, Jacob Albert and Bettie Albert. These persons were living in the 1880's. Any help in identifying Lewis Albert and family will be appreciated.

Robert Harrison Thu Jan 23 19:37:31 1997
Marietta Harvey was born in Monroe Co. Her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Gadd was born in Monroe Co. Andrew Kemper Harvey married Sarah Elizabeth Gadd in Wyoming Co., W.V., January 6, 1872 I am looking for information on Andrew Kemper Harvey.

Robert E. PageWed Jan 22 21:38:27 1997
I am looking for info on Lively McGhee, late 1700-early 1800 married a Winford Thompson, any info on this couple, would be greatly appreciated. contact me at

NelukJan 22 11:11:05 1997
Attempting to trace any information regarding William M. STEELE born ca. 1830 in Monroe, married Mary Bell GREEN. Later, moved to Illinois and served in the Civil War. Any info helpful. Please E Mail.

Maggie M. WoolridgeJan 20 07:23:48 1997
I am researching Isaac Daniel Martin who married Mary Colone Dwiggins and James G. Vaughan who married Elizabeth Gooding. They lived and raised a family near Red Sulfur, Monroe Co., WV. Any help would be appreciated.

Tim Ramsey Fri Jan 17 06:51:00 1997
Seeking maiden name of Levenia A Goodall b ca 1834 VA. Levenia married Levi Goodall mid 1850's. Levi died 1913 Monroe Draft, Greenbrier Co. Levi listed 1860-1880 Monroe Co. census and 1900-1910 Greenbrier Co. census.

Tim Ramsey Fri Jan 17 07:01:28 1997
Seeking parents of Barbara Harvey b ca 1780 VA. Barbara's grandparents John and Margaret Harvey left Orange Co. VA in 1780's with known children Benjamin, Nicholas, John and Elizabeth for Southwest Monroe Co. Barbara married Andrew Nickell of Greenbrier Co. ca 1802.

Joe Rodney Ballengee Fri Jan 17 11:39:54 1997
I am looking for any information on Ballengee, Saunders and Bostic families of Monroe and Summers County WVA.

Michael Fromholt Sun Jan 16 11:38:19 1997
Working on descendents of Hans Ulrich Swope,as well as Jacob Miller and the Ellison family

Jerry Rose Mon Jan 13 22:20:46 1997
ROSE/PERSINGER -- I am looking for information regarding my grandparents Thomas Wesley ROSE b 1883 d 1943 married Ella Mae PERSINGER b 1900 d 1974. Ella was the daughter of William Pinkney PERSINGER and Rosie MOSS. I do not have any further information on any of these ancestors. My aunt Effie JoAnn ROSE was born in Hemphill, WV. I don't know when Thomas came to Monroe County, but he is buried in the Sunset View Cemetery at Bozoo. Does anyone have information that would help? Thanks.

Mary Campbell Sun Jan 12 10:52:38 1997
Surname Roach I am looking for anyone that may know about Jereminah Roach that moved with his young family from Monore county Virginia in 1812 to Jackson county Ohio. There were alot of family that stay like his brother Jonathan Roach and his wife Ruth Meadows. I am looking for anyone that may know about this family. I do know that Jonathan and Ruth raised their family in Monore county Virginia that latter became West Virginia.

William PineJan 12 1997
Update on Robert Pine (1765-1849) First married in Rockbridge County, Va. in 1795 to Mary CAMMOCK. Married second time in Monroe County to Nancy Amy COTTLE. Six children: William Pine (1797-1879) married in WV and then moved west in 1853. Sarah (Sally) Pine (1799-1897) married Arch BOSTICK. James McGuire Pine (1808-1885) married Elizabeth MAHON and then Elizabeth INSCO, moved to Lawrence Co., Ohio in 1854. Elizabeth Pine (1811-1890) married John Humphrey KEYES. Robert N. Pine (1815-1886) never married. Some members of this family spell the surname PYNE. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Gay Edens Carrigan Sat Jan 11 14:10:26 1997
Will exchange on following Monroe Co. families:
LEWIS STICKLER and his wife C_______

Mims Mattair Wed Jan 8 12:48:05 1997
Seeking information on the MORAN, REID, and BEAMER families. NAME Laura Belle Moran_____________ PLACE OF BIRTH Monroe Co., WV__________ DATE OF BIRTH 6/14/1869__ PLACE OF DEATH Williston, FL___________ DATE OF DEATH 4/ 4/1941 MOTHER Martha _______________________ FATHER Jonathan J. Moran_____________ SPOUSE #1 James Andrew Reid_____________ PLACE OF MARRIAGE Monroe Co., WV__________ DATE 7/15/1891 SPOUSE #2 William ("Bill") Condra_______ PLACE OF MARRIAGE WV or KS________________ DATE 6/14/1896 SPOUSE #3 Boyd Beamer___________________ PLACE OF MARRIAGE Monroe Co., WV__________ DATE 3/20/1901 OCCUPATION(S) Schoolteacher MOVED TO: Hutchinson, KS (1896)__________ MOVED TO: Wacahoota, FL (+1901)__________

Nancy Wade Wed Jan 8 19:10:36 1997
HILL, Reuben G. married Polly LEWIS in Monroe Co. in 1810. He died in Giles Co. about 1844. Reuben and Polly had a daughter, Permelia Prior HILL who married David MUNSEY in 1831 in Giles Co. Does anyone connect with this family?

G. Pinkerton Tue Jan 7 16:52:13 1997
Looking for more infomation on the family of William Pink. Jones married 1st (?); married Louisa Gear (2) Monroe Co, 1878?. Would like to have the names of children from 1st marriage, and etc. William had 10? children from first marriage and 5 from 2nd; Mandy b: abt 1879, Henrietta b:21 Sep 1883, Luther b:Mar 1885, Virgie b:20 jun 1887 at Red Sulpher Springs; and Grover Cleveland Jones b:19 Apr 1889 at Red Sulpher Springs; d: 15 Feb 1974, Peterstown, Monroe Co, WV. Would be Interested in exchanging information on this family. Need William Pink. Jones full middle name; his parents; his siblings.

Nadine PetersonJan 4 16:13:13 1997
I am seeking the marriage record of James Kirkpatrick and Nancy Smith, according to the TAR document by Cyrus Kirkpatrick were married in Union, Monroe County 1806. Am also seeking ino re Nancy's parents, supposedly her father was Bruton (sp?) who fought in the battle of Point Pleasant.
Thanks much in advance
Nadine Peterson

Gaye Forren Sat Jan 4 15:01:06 1997
Looking for any info on Thomas Lewis LOWRY, of Monroe Co. Date of birth/death/place of burial unknown. Married Frances LINTON (b. 1790) on 10/29/1803. Had a son John Lewis Lowry (b. 4/4/1812-d. 2/24/1889) who married Elizabeth "Betty" HUFFMAN (b. 2/11/1814-d. 4/30/1895). Both are buried in the Huffman cemetery in Buck in Summers Co. TIA.

Gay Edens Carrigan Seek any info on Lewis Stickler b ca 1760s, where? Westmoreland Co., PA? Wife's name? Family is in Monroe Co. by 1810. Not on previous VA census. Gay Edens Carrigan
P.O. Box 3986
Gulf Shores, AL 36547-3986

Robert L. Harrison Jan 1 23:24:42 1997
Surname Harvey, Andrew Kemper
Would like to know his parents, birthplace, birth date, etc. 

Debra Osborn Hawkins Mon Apr 28 18:18:25 1997
Looking to exchange information regarding the following Monroe Co. families: Curry, Burdette, Bowyer, Dixon, Hinchman, McCombe, King, Patton, Young, Stiles, and Glenn.

Nancy Sun Apr 27 1997

I m doing research on my husband's family, the Sims family who donated land and built the Sims Memorial Methodist Church w/ cemetary in Swiss,WV in 1922.My husband's great grandmother was Margaret (Maggie) J. Sims b. July 22, 1860, d. Dec. 12, 1949, dtr. of George Washington Sims and Margaret Dorsey. Margaret Sims m. Jan. 9, 1878 in Fayette Co.WV, John Wesley Martin b. abt 1854 in Fayette Co.WV, son of Nathan Martin and Parthena Hendrick who were m. Aug. 18, 1842 in Fayette Co.WV.

C. Boone Sun Apr 27 12:24:03 1997
I am looking for any information pertaining to my great-great grandfather William Henderson Boon(e), born Feb 1836 in Monroe Co., WV. He was married to Malinda Rogers. His father's name was William Boon(e). His mother's name is unknown.

James R Lavender Fri Apr 25 17:44:38 1997
Looking for information on the following LAVENDER's. Taken from the 1850 Census Monroe County VA (now WV) John or Jonathan S Lavender age 50 Jane age 40 Elizabeth age 23 James R age 21 Joanna age 14 John S age 12 Nancy age 09 Eliza age 06 Henry age 04 Pricella age 01 They live in Monroe County VA during this census and later to Boone County VA (now WV) e-mail me

Carol Robinson Stouffer Fri Apr 25 16:15:52 1997
I would like to exchange information with descendents of SAMUEL H. WALLACE AND ELIZABETH MARY SMITH/EDWARD DOWDY AND ELIZABETH CLARK. Thu Apr 24 1997

Seeking any information on last name of Mottersheard or Mottershed, they owned a flour mill in union approx. from 1930's to mid 1950s, would appreciate any info thanks

William Keel Thu Apr 24 15:59:19 1997
Seeking any information concerning family and ancestry of Angel Connell (Connel, Conner) married in April 1782 to Mattie Fleming (Flemmen) by Rev. John Alderson in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now Monroe County, West Virginia). Angel Connell also appears in tax lists for 1783-86 in Greenbrier County and 1787 in Botetourt County. In 1791 he attests in Rev. Alderson's record that a James Parsons is dead.

Jim W. Tackitt Wed Apr 23 20:05:13 1997
Rresearching the Monroe Co. family of NIMROD TACKITT SR., c1765-1837, who was marr. to ANNA HOWARD, d/o Ignatius Howard, on 15 Mar 1787. Families allied thru marriage in Monroe Co. include these persons, or surnames: JOSHUA MAHON/MAHAN, REBECCA P. FRIEND, JOHN FIFER, THOMAS WYLIE, MARY ALDERSON, DAVID HANKS, MR. SANDERS, CHARLOTTE P. McCARTNEY, ALEXANDER S. FLEET & WILLIAM ROBESON.. . . . .Contact Jim W. Tackitt, 1830 Johnson Dr., Concord, CA 94520; See The TACKETT FAMILY ASSN. website at <>

Susan L. Harris Fri Apr 18 23:10:30 1997
I am searching my family tree for information on my gggrandmother, MARY ELIZABETH SULLIVAN, born ca 1860 in VA or WVA. She was supposedly full blooded Indian, but I do not know what tribe. She married GEORGE ALLEN (son of Marvel Allen) of WVA, Monroe County or nearby, and they had at least two children, Rella Ora Allen (my ggrandmother) b 5-13-1880 d 9-26-1965 Monroe County, WVA and Hallie (no information). Mary Elizabeth Sullivan's mother was Susan LOWE (no information). Would appreciate any information!

Beckie Rawdon Sun Apr 20 1997

I am seeking information on Sarah "Sally" THOMPSON who married Robert GWINN on 15 Aug 1793 in Greenbrier county. According to her death record she was born in Monroe county on 10 Dec 1775. Since she died in 1872 and a friend is the one who reported her death no mention of her parents were made. So I am seeking any sort of information to tie her to her parents. This is my direct line. Thanks

Linda Cunningham Tue Apr 15 17:33:41 1997
SHULTZ- I am researching the Shultz family of Monroe Co., WV. My grgrgr grandfather was John Stewart Shultz born 1800 in Augusta Co., VA. He and his father Valentine Shultz came to Monroe Co., VA and settled in the area of Peters Mountain. John married Julia Ann Pence in 1825. I am a descendant of his son, Jacob P. Shultz born 1825. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Linda Cunningham Tue Apr 15 17:39:51 1997
BOYD- I am researching my grandmother Beulah Mae Boyd's line. Beulah was born 12 Dec 1927 in Monroe Co., WV to Lucian D. Boyd and Virginia Mae Keiffer. Beulah married Phillip Lee Shultz. Lucian was born 9 Oct 1891 to William Preston Boyd and Harriet Lavina Echols. William was the son of George H. Boyd and Elizabeth Annie Breden. Any information concerning this family would be greatly appreciated

Robert A Scaggs Tues Apr 15
I am seeking information about the parents of Harden SCAGGS who was born in 1831, probably in Virginia. He and his wife, Mahulda Jane CHRISTIAN kived in Wayne, WV in 1860 and their children were Isaac (1851), William Eldridge, George Henry, Calafornia, Mary Elizabeth, Allen and Bellyona. In the 1810 census there was a John Scaggs who lived in Monroe County. Does anyone know who his children were? Could he have been the father of Harden?

Jack Sun Apr 13 10:24:27 1997
I am searching for info on Jane (Jean) Martin, he daughter of Daniel Martin.

James E. Doan Fri Apr 11
I am looking for information regarding William Burke (born Feb. 29, 1788) and his wife, Mary Neal (born Oct. 28, 1788), probably from the Greenbrier/ Monroe Co. area, and married in 1806 in Monroe Co. They were supposedly of Irish/German origin, and I am trying to learn more about their ancestry. Any data will be gratefully accepted.

Susan L. Harris Tue Apr 8 20:04:50 1997
Seeking information on parents of Lucinda O'Della CALES (6/27/1877 - 1/26/1957)born and died Summers Co., married Sirus (or Sira) Rufus WILLEY 6/7/1894. Her mother's name was Rebecca ALLEN or FOSTER; father-Peter CALES. Peter Cales' father-Archibald Cales, mother Nancy C. WYANT. Rebecca Allen or Foster's father-John ALLEN or FOSTER. Any information on this line would be most appreciated. Lucinda was my ggmother. Other lines I'm searching in Summers/Monroe Co. areas: WILLEY, LILLY, SYMMS or SIMMS or SYMS, PAINTER.

James W. Tinsley Mon Apr 7 18:55:03 1997
On my father's mother's side there was a James Longanacre and his wife Eliza Ann Miller. Or a James W. and Margaret A. Marshall. My grandmother's name was Dollie Varden Gosney Tinsley and her father was Coss Kerr. I would appreciate any data about these folks.

Frances Taber Sun Apr 6 23:16:42 1997
Looking for information about: Thomas Jacob COPENHAVER & Virginia NEWCOMER Copenhaver; John Jacob COPENHAVER & Sarah DOTSON Copenhaver; William Henry NEWCOMER & Margaret SMITH Newcomer. All thought to have been in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Kanawha or Monroe Counties between 1800-1850.

Frances Taber Sun Apr 6 23:23:13 1997
Looking for information about: Thomas Jacob COPENHAVER & Virginia NEWCOMER Copenhaver; John Henry COPENHAVER & Amy Elizabeth GIVEN/GIVENS Copenhaver; William Henry NEWCOMER & Margaret SMITH Newcomer. All thought to have been in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Kanawha or Monroe Counties between 1825-1925. Happy to share all information with others!

Tom Woltz, Sr. Sat Apr 5 07:11:42 1997
Looking for info on Thomas Woltz, my Three Great Grandfather. Born in 1809, deaf and dumb, to one George/Hester Woltz in Monroe Cty, Va (now WVa). Have various records of him, but none that verify his birth. Someone help me, please!!!!!!

Sandra Quinn Fri Apr 4 16:48:00 1997
My ancestor Mary Hashman daughter of Hezekiah and Sarah "Hicks" Hashman says she was born in Monroe County WVA. She was married in Wood Co. to John William Ecklels in 1880. any help would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Quinn

Ferguson Wed Apr 2 10:12:21 1997
I am searching for the children of WILLIAM REYNOLDS AND JUDITH VINEY REYNOLDS. Their daughter Charlotte Reynolds married Alpha Wilson @1856. I am mainly interested in THOMAS FRAZIER REYNOLDS but welcome any information on his siblings-FANNIE, NANCY, MARTHA, FRANCIS, MATILDA, SARAH, POLLY, MARY ANN, CHARLOTTE, AMANDA, MARGARET, CATHERINE or KATE, AND ELIZABETH.

Howard Ellis Mon Mar 31 19:51:50 1997
I am looking for information on the Spangler's who lived at Indian Mills/Junta during the early 1900s My grandfather (Everette W. Spangler) had a feed mill and saw mill on the mouth of Indian Creek until about 1932. His father(Eli Spangler) lived with him until his death. I need to know the date and place of death and the burial place of Eli Spangler. Eli Spangler was a captain in the 54th Virginia Infantry during the civil war and was originally from Patrick County, Va My grandmother was Callie Ann Weikle Ellis Spangler From the Lindside, Monroe County area. Any information on these families will be appreciated.

M. Gwynn Sun Mar 30 16:46:11 1997
My great grandfather, Price Henderson Gwynn (whom I believe was born Price henderson Gwinn)was reportedly born on October 8, 1861 in Lowell, Monroe County West Viriginia, but he left there to attend college in Virginia and never returned to live in West Virginia. His ancestors for the four preceeding generations reportedly lived in Monroe County and three were born there. Price Henderson Gwinn's father was robert B. Gwinn (or Gwynn) reportedly born on February 8, 1837; his grandfather was andrew Gwinn (date of birth unknown); his great grandfather was Samuel Gwinn (possibly born in 1750-51) and his great great grandfather, the inmigrant robert Gwinn (or Gwynn or Gwin) reportedly immigrated to America between 1740-45 from Wales ( although he alledgedly spent some time in Ireland en route). The inmigrant Robert Gwinn reportedly first came to North Carolina before moving to Monroe County greenbrier area of Virginia (presently West virginia). This is all that I know. Can you help me obtain any additional information?

Carol Stouffer Sun Mar 30 17:35:58 1997
SAMUEL H. WALLACE , dob 9/17/1817 in Rockbridge County, Va. He married ELIZABETH MARY SMITH, dob 5/22/1820. They moved to Monroe County in 1850. One of their children SAMUEL CLARK WALLACE, dob 1/14/1864, married MARIA JANE DOWDY, daughter of EDWARD DOWDY and ELIZABETH CLARK. I would like information on ELIZABETH SMITH'S family. Also on on MARIA JANE DOWDY'S family.

Howard Ellis Sun Mar 30 11:03:37 1997
My Spangler ancestors lived at Indian Mills/Junta until the early 30s when they sold out to the Bluestone Dam Project. My grandfather operated a mill at the mouth of Indian Creek. My grandmother was from the Lindside area and had a brother that was a doctor in Hinton during the 20s and 30s.

Robert L. Harrison Fri Mar 28 15:16:36 1997
Andrew Kemper HARVEY married Sarah Elizabeth GADD in Wyoming County, W.V. January 6, 1872 and they moved to Clay County, West Virginia Andrew's parent were Patterson HARVEY and Julia (or Juliet) Blankenship. Sarah Elizabeth GADD's parents were Sanford GADD and Peninah PETERS. Patterson HARVEY's parents were William HARVEY and Emily _ _ _ _ . Julia (or Juliet) BLANKENSHIP's parents were Henry BLANKENSHIP and Sarah _ _ _ _. Can anyone add anything to this family line?

Judy Quick Thu Mar 27 13:16:49 1997
I am seeking information on John Courtney and Sarah Kearns Courtney who were living in Cherry Run, W. Va. (Morgan County) in December of 1855. They had a daughter Amanda Susan Courtney born December 30. 1855 in Cherry Run, Morgan County. I would appreciate any information that I can get on this family as Amanda Susan was my great grandmother and John and Sarah were my gggrandparents. Thanks in advance

Diane Buckley Wed Mar 26 08:15:14 1997
NOBLE, Can you help me find the family of John Denison NOBLE, born 1813 at Indian Creek, Monroe Co VA. This family moved on to IN,MO and NE. He married Rebecca MOORE (b.KY).

Randy King Sun Mar 23 23:51:48 1997
I'm looking for any information about a John Elijah King or a Edith Riffe married in Peterstown W Va. Date unknown. John was born in 1897 and Edith was born in 1912. Thanks

Julie McGrew-Ayres Mon Mar 17 18:53:52 1997
Researching MCGREW/MCGRAW families and allied families of Monroe and Greenbrier counties (includes Skaggs, Withrow, Woods, Johnson). All from Wolf Creek area. Probable ties to Native American locals. Am trying to determine the origin of the McGrew family prior to 1796. Any and all information and historical references greatly appreciated. Will respond to all correspondence. Web Page

Julie McGrew-Ayres Mon Mar 17 20:05:59 1997
MCGREW a.k.a McGraw, McCraw, McGrue, etc. I am seventh generation decsendant of Martin and Margaret MCGRAW of Greenbrier County. He is first listed in 1796 tax lists with Anthony MCGRAW; probably brothers. Is there a connection to Samuel MCGARRA of 1786 tax list/court records? There are probable ties to the Cherokee or other native Americans of the vicinity. Am trying to determine the origin of this family. Some allied familes were SKAGGS, WITHROW, JOHNSON, and WOOD. All correspondence answered. Web Page

Sally WilliamsMon Mar 17 21:56:28 1997
I'm looking for the parents of Cottrell Lively, b. May 16, 1763 in Albemarle Co. VA, and died Dec. 3, 1838 in Monroe. Co. I'm also looking for infon Lively McGhee, father of Augustus McGhee, b.June 23, 1800 in Monroe Co. and d.Feb.28, 1870. We know Lively lived in Monroe Co. and married Winnford (Winney) Thompson about 1797. We think his father may be William McGhee ca. 1730-1815 in Albemarle Co. America On Line kicked me off of the WVA genealogy home page before I looked at all the counties or saw any instructions, but I thought I'd write to you anyway and find out what your services are. Do you help people in their search? If so, e-mail me at Thanks for any help, or suggestions of where to go from here. Sally

Melinda Roles Jacquier Sat Mar 15 03:33:43 1997
I am researching the following surnames in Monroe Co. Roles, Milburn/Milbourn, Hansbrough, Beckner, Taylor Any help would be appreciated! Melinda Roles Jacquier in Long Beach, CA

Samuel A Graham (SR) Sun Mar 9 12:35:14 1997
I was looking for any information on my Grandfather Samuel Allen Graham who lived at Gates WV and pasted away in the 1940s He was the Father of George W Graham, Gracie South, and a few more which I don't quite remember the whole name. Sun Mar 9 11:25:55 1997
I'm looking for information on the Sams family. My earliest relative on that line is Rebecca Sams who married Isaac Honaker in 1820.

Warren Weikel Mon, 10 Mar 1997 21:08:13
Searching for the family name Weikel in the Greenville area. Known information - Ora Doral Weikel born 1/29/1890 in Greenville. Parents: Wilber or Wilbur Weikel b: 1/15/1861 Monroe Co. d:12/24/1938
Roberta Ellen Smith b: 4/19/1864 Monroe Co. d:11/28/1913 Thank you. Warren!!

Tammy ShepherdMon, 10 Mar 1997 14:03:42
I am researching records for the Surname "Suttle" which was originally "Settle". Descendents of Francis Settle who was the original emmigrant from England, more specifically, decendents of Colonel William Bruce Suttle. Colonel Suttle served for the Union Army in the civil war. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tammy Shepherd email:

Amber Dalakas3/10/97 10:30 a.m.
I am researching my ggrandfather's family. He was born in Monroe Co., Robert Ernest ST.CLAIR, 12/14/1864 or 1867. His parents were William A. ST.CLAIR, b. abt 1833 and Mary S., b. abt 1837. They are listed in the 1860 Monroe Co. Census. Siblings were Louisa J., Malinda C., and Wayman. From the 'HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY', William St. Clair is listed as a confederate soldier in Vawter's Company from Monroe Co. Any help? Thanks!

L Herbert Dawson Sun Mar 2 20:08:42 1997
I am searching for information concerning Robert Raines who married Elizabeth Broyles in Monroe County in 1807. He died there in 1827. Elizabeth Broyles was a d/o Peter and Elizabeth Blankenbaker Broyles. The children of Robert and Elizabeth were Jackson (1818-1859) m Elizabeth Abbott., Peter (1812- ) m Phoeba Rhiner., Elizabeth (1819- ) never married., Alcey m Lovel Broyles., Polly m John Buckland., Ellin m Thomas Evans., Simeon m Parlee Jackson. Peter was living in Tazewell Co. Va in 1860. Any information on any of these relatives would be appreciated. L. Herbert Dawson

Mary Campbell 3-2-97
Surname Allen,Roach I am looking for information on William Allen that married Sarah,Sally Roach in Monore county Va. Sarah is the sister to my ggg-grandfather Samuel Roach. I would like to find out who William parents were and his sisters and brothers were.

Donna Shaffer Wed Mar 5 15:43:58 1997
Searching for parents of Nancy M. JOHNSON, b. 14 Jan 1851 in Monore Co., married in Kanawha Co., 30 Jan 1876 to David Michael BRACKMAN. Nancy died on 15 Dec 1884-1885 at the age of 34 yrs 11 mos. Nancy's middle name possibly Matilda or Minerva. Any legitimate leads will garner you a place in my will, or my first grandchild will be named for you. (Smile) Thanks Donna Shaffer

Diane Montgomery Wed Mar 5 13:37:01 1997
Searching for any information on Frank Tincher who came from England and settled in Monroe Co. before the Revolutionary War. He may have fought in the Battle at Gildford Court House about 1781. He had a son named Samuel Tincher and a grandson named James, born in 1797. James married Sarah Hand in 1818. Thank you for your time and help.

Rita Ray Mon Jun 23 18:22:10 1997

Don Tinsley Mon Jun 23 12:02:09 1997
I am trying to find out info on Elkanah Huffman. He move to Greenbrier Co between 1865 and 1870. he married a Margaret Fulkner in Greenbrier Co. His mother was Celia Huffman, I am looking for anything about her I can find out.

Amy Connell Wed Jun 18 08:30:05 1997
I am seeking information on a William or Josesph Dunbar, b. ca 1745. He married a Mary (poss Ross). Their children were: Ephraim b. abt 1778 in Botetourt, he married Elizabeth Harmon in 1814 in Tazewell, William b 1787 in Botetourt m Cynthia DeJarnette in 1819. Polly b abt 1782 m Adam Lanuis in Botetourt, Jane m William Neal in Botetourt Co, Isabella m Richard Lee, and a possible James. William or Joseph died in the late 1700's, Mrs. Mary Dunbar remarried an Issac Dawson in 1799. I am seeking Mary's maiden name, and her first husbands correct name. If you have any information on this family please e-mail!

Robert A Scaggs JUN 18 1997

I am seeking information which would identify the parents of Harden SCAGGS. Harden was born abt 1831. In 1860, he and his wife, Mahulda Jane CHRISTIAN, lived in Wayne, WV (then VA) and their children were Isaac (18510, William Eldridge, George Henry, California, Mary Elizabeth, Allen and Bellyona. I have search long and hard in the Wayne area without success to find his origin. I have heard of migration via WV rivers to the Ohio and up the Big Sandy to the Wayne area. During this period there were some Scaggses in Monroe, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties and I wonder if anyone would have information that would indicate Harden's origin here. Thank you.

Martha Canopy Mon Jun 16 09:10:41 1997
I am looking for information about John N. Wood (b. Sept 15, 1833), married to Virginia J. Hughes. Their son, William Garfield Wood (b. Nov 3, 1857) gave Fayette County as birthplace, but I could not find John and Virginia there. Any information appreciated.

George W. Mellert Mon Jun 16 12:20:55 1997
Birth of Missouri McWhorter born about 1859. The daughter of Robert McWhorter and Virginia Cree Hoover McWhorter. Need birth dates and location of Missouri and her parents.

Doris Slaughter June 16 1997

Seeking information about Hugh Shrewsbury and his wife Belle Cauley. Children: (1) Virgie R Shrewsbury born about 1897 in Monroe County, WV. Married William R Meadows. (2) Mayme (Mamie) Shrewsbury was married 1st to ____ Cox and married 2nd to ___ Cooper. (3) Finley Shrewsbury.

Howard Osburn Sun Jun 15 14:32:32 1997
I am looking for any information of any SYAS/SIRES/SYRUS/CYRUS family to ever live in the county.

Sandra Jun 15 1997

Searching for the following Monroe County families; BIRD, BURDETTE, CORNWELL, CURRY, GARTEN, MEADOWS, SHUMATE, WOODRUM and various others who married into these lines.

David Hobbs Thu Jun 12 15:17:13 1997
Monroe Co. WVA 12 Jun 1997 Hi! I am looking for info about William Lovern EADS, father of Joseph Douglas EADS. Joseph was born in 1817 in Monroe Co. (VA). His mother was Elizabeth DOUGLAS, daughter of Henry DOUGLAS. Joseph went to Indiana where he pased the Bar in 1840, then went to Mississippi, where he settled in Leake Co. about 1843.If anyone has ANY info about this family, please contact me at Thank you!

Roy Carpenter Tue Jun 10 22:23:44 1997
Looking for informattion on James M. Thompson. Born Oct 1835 in White Sulpher Springs, Monroe County. He had a brother named Dick and a sister Estelle. They moved to St Francis County Arkansas then to Benton County Arkansas. He married Marie C. Merril and died on Jan 1903. He had a successfull practice there as a Doctor.

Orland C. Allen III Mon Jun 9 13:03:57 1997
My gggggreat grandfather was Samuel Allen. He married Esther Williams about 1782 in Virginia. I would like to know where and when this marriage took place and who the parents of Esther Williams was. I have also found only three children born to this couple and would like to know if there were any others. The ones I have found are: George, William, and John.

vicki Fri Jun 6 11:36:37 1997
I am looking for the following families: REYNOLDS, FULLER, CLEMONS, SHERWOOD, and MORGAN. Most of these families lived in Monroe and Greenbrier counties. Contact me to get specific names and dates. I'm willing to share any information I may have.

Robert A. Scaggs Mon May 26 03:13:45 1997
I am seeking information which will identify the parents of Harden SCAGGS who was born in c1831. In 1860, he and his wife. Mahulda Jane CHRISTIAN, lived in Wayne, WV (then still part of VA) and their children were Isaac (1851), William Eldridge, George Henry, California, Mary Elizabeth, Allen and Bellyona. Harden does not show up in censuses for counties around Wayne in 1850 so I am widening the circle. In 1850 the following Scaggs families lived in Monroe County: David J. Scaggs, James P. Scaggs, John Scaggs, Levi Scaggs, and Oliver Scaggs. I would appreciate any information on these families (or any others) regarding their children and if any had a Harden Scaggs.

Stephen A. Taylor Sat May 24 13:06:34 1997
Seeking information on the name TRENOR, TRAINOR, TREYNOR or any of the many spellings. At one time there was a Fleming B. Trenor who married Tabitha Rose living in Monroe Co. when it was still part of Virginia. if any one has any information Please email me, if you want to share. Thank you.

Janet McColley Franklin Mon May 19 12:15:17 1997
I am looking for information on Joseph and Peter ARCHEY/ARCHIE/ sometimes they had it spelt Archer and any other Archey from Monroe Co., WV.

Linda Paxton Wed May 14 07:16:11 1997
AKERS,MCVEY,SNEDIGAR. I am looking for information on the McVey family. family. John McVey,married Sarah Snedigar. Their son William, married Rachael Akers.

Debby Consiglio Fri May 9 08:26:20 1997
I am looking for an ISAAC CLENDENIN, believed to be the son of Adam Clendenin. Isaac was in Monroe in 1789 where he witnessed the will of Martha Gatliff. Issac was in Montgomery in 1799 before leaving for Barren, KY.

James R Lavender Wed May 7 16:12:02 1997
Looking for any information on the following: John or Jonathan LAVENDER married a Jane Baker on June 16, 1825 in Surry NC. They had 8 children and they are Elizabeth J, James R, Joanna, John S, Nancy, Eliza, Henry & Pricella LAVENDER. According to the 1850 Census Monroe County VA (now WV) they were living in Monroe County. There Son Henry was born there. Sometime later they moved to Boone County VA (now WV).

Robert House Wed May 7 18:38:43 1997
Looking for anyone related to Martha Sheilds b. abt 1827 married James Farley 23 Jul 1844,She was from Monroe County.Anyone researching the Sheilds surname,please contact me.

Louise M.Perkins Sun May 4 07:50:16 1997
Several years ago I ordered a copy of a claim submitted to the Southern Claims Commission by Thomas Jackson. This was not the Thomas Jackson I was interested in, but that of Thomas Jackson of Monroe County, a man of color, claimin compensation for a cow and calf taken by the Union troops in 1864. Claimant stated he was a barber residing in Union, had done so for 20 years, and includes testimony by J. H. Dunsmore, Jas. H. Chambers, A. B. cornell and Jas. Clear as to the taking of his property. If the Monroe Co. Gen. Society or any descendant of Mr. Jackson would like to have this document, please send me an e-mail message.

Keith A Hall Sat May 3 1997

Would greatly appreciate any information you may have on siblings/parents/ancestors of NATHAN BOYD and/or JANE DONOVAN. These are ggg-grandparents on paternal side.

BOYD FAMILY IN WV(VA) Monroe/Greenbrier County Children of Nathan BOYD [1797-1857] and Jane DONOVAN [1797-1856]:

Arabella Ramsey Boyd [6-25-1820//9-28-1905] m. Dr. James Lewis NELSON James W. Boyd [2-26-1823//5-5-1836] d. Irish Corner District, Greenbrier Co., WV) Eliza Jane Boyd [11-15-1825// m. 9-10-1846 to Oliver P. NELSON Matthew A. Boyd d.1861, Staunton, VA m. 12-30-1858 to Isabella MCCLURE Charles B. Boyd [4-17-1833(died in Missouri) m. 8-8-1857 to Willie A. CROOK

I have a possibility for Nathan BOYD's father: a Pat(rick) BOYD was listed in the 1783-86 tax lists as head of a family in Greenbrier County, WV.

Family line: Boyd>Nelson>Lowe>Hall. I have quite a bit of info on the Nelson, Lowe and Hall families but they like the Boyds go back to around 1800, then dead end. Would it help if you had the other family information?