Monroe County Genealogy: 2000 Query Archive - July to December

Submitter: Cindy Fink (
Date: 01 Jul 2000
Looking for birth dates and marriage dates on the following: Cora PINE(PYNE)born 1889, found on the 1910 Monroe County (Red Sulphur District)Census living with and working as a "hired girl" for a family by the name of Otey HESLIP (unsure of name census record difficult to read). Would like to find out Cora's parents names and what happened to them. Looking also for information on Henry Luther CUNNINGHAM born 1884, found on the 1900 Monroe County (Red sulphur District)living with and working as farm labor for a family by the name of Lewis H. HANCOCK. Would like to find out Henry's parents names and what happened to them. Henry and Cora were married about 1911. They had five children: Julian, Robert, Clifton, Ruth (Polly) and Dorothy.

Surnames: PERRY
Submitter: della rose (
Date: 01 Jul 2000
Searching for John Perry s/o Jack Perry of Huff's Creek

Surnames: MCCLUNG
Submitter: Jay Greene (
Date: 02 Jul 2000
I am interested in information about McClung's Mill located in Zenith in Monroe County, West Virginia. Can any one give me information on its age, when it was last operated, etc.

Submitter: John Milholland (
Date: 06 Jul 2000
I am looking for records pertaining to Berry Diddle. He moved to Caldwell County, Missouri from Virginia. I have no records of him from Virginia. I know that he was a Union soldier in the Civil War. I am not sure if he moved to Missouri before or after the War. Anything that you have about the surname Milholland would also be helpful.

Surnames: LAFON
Submitter: Annie LaFon Webb (jwebb@gva/net)
Date: 16 Jul 2000
I'm looking for information on the Sylvestor S. LaFon and William Dryden LaFon family. Does anyone know who their parents were and what year they were born? Thanks A. Webb

Submitter: George E. Taylor (
Date: 23 Jul 2000
Searching for any infomation on Sabina Nutter who married Silas Taylor in Monroe County in 1842.The couple later resided in Greenbrier County where Taylor built several fine brick homes.

Submitter: Nancy McGraw (
Date: 23 Jul 2000
I would like to find information on john and lucinda mcgraw married in 1847, i would like to know of any descendants from this couple.

Submitter: Bill Bailey (pebailey@dnai.colm)
Date: 23 Jul 2000
All..... Have several LOWES marriage bond from MONROE COUNTY, W. VA. with young ladies from unknown LOWE parents. Could anyone help us with these four LOWEs marriages....? William Moses and Eliza Lowe........Bond 10/12/1835 with William Moses and Alexander Lowe Thomas N. Beirnes and Sarah Lowe....Bond 08/06/1834 with Thomas Beirnes and Thomas Thomas William A. Camp and Eliza Lowe......Bond 12/21/1844 with William Camp and Vincent Calloway Isaac Crawford and Susan Lowe.......Bond 03/22/1848 with Isaac Crawford and Alexander Lowe Thanks so much Bill and Paula Bailey, 1409 Monterey Drive, Antioch, Ca., 94509-4530

Submitter: Mary Boswell (
Date: 25 Jul 2000
Hi! I am seeking information on one Joseph Thomas Charlton and Mary Charlton. I have photos of both taken in Lewisburg W.Va. in 1933. They appear to be in their 20's. I know they were cousins to my Mother, and since most of my Charlton Family came from Monroe County I feel sure there may be a connection there also. My GGG Grandfather was Joseph P. Charlton b. bet. 1784-90, married Jane Ewing in 1807 in Monroe County. Any/All information will be appreciated, and I will share what I have with other interested Charlton's. Thanks! Mary Boswell

Surnames: HAYNES
Submitter: Carol Haynes (
Date: 25 Jul 2000
Haynes of Greenbrier/Monroe Counties

Submitter: Sue Taylor Durham (
Date: 25 Jul 2000
I am search the following names: Taylor, Burns, Weikle and Parker. I am looking for the parents of John C. Taylor that married Elizabeth Weikle the daughter of Jacob Weikle and Sarah Rains

Submitter: Rick Ayers (
Date: 26 Jul 2000
who is the father and mother of joseph b. ayers b.nov 10 1854 d. feb 23 1941 married to rosa b ayers b. july 26 1870 , d. nov 10 1950, alderson wva wolf creek area of monroe co, wva. there children are as follows robert -roswell-roy strowmwn - russel judson-marry bell-merle emma-raymond-dana-ruby-thomas

Surnames: JOHNSTON
Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 28 Jul 2000
Looking for any information on the family of Reuben and Ruthy Johnston listed in the 1850 Monroe County census. Am particularly interested in two members of the household: Elizabeth, listed as 28 years of age, and Nancy B., listed as 6/12 years old. Reuben is listed as being born in North Carolina.

Submitter: Jane Dye Johnson (
Date: 30 Jul 2000
Allen P. and Robert Thompson, brothers from Monroe County,sons of Arch and Elizabeth Thompson, married in Taz. Co. Va. Allen,age 22, m. Mary Osborn 19, in Nov. 1864. Robert age 19, m. Eleanor J. Havens, almost 18 in May of 1866.Any inf. on these families appreciated. I am kin to Havens.

Submitter: Tim Masters (
Date: 01 Aug 2000
Masters - Looking for them lived in Sweet Springs area Peters mtn.Also looking for info on Deliaha Erskine this has had me stumped for 18 yrs she had 2 children [Betty Elizabeth] and William George Washington Erskine.Raised by the Baker family. Thanks Tim

Submitter: Jane Volckmann (
Date: 02 Aug 2000
Researching WICKLINE/WICKLEIN and collateral names: Lowe, Maggard, Carson, Ragland, Herbert, Sizer, Wilson

Surnames: MCMULLEN
Submitter: Pamela Webb (
Date: 07 Aug 2000
Seeking information on Edward and Sarah McMullen's son, Samuel. Is he the one who moved to White County, IL. by 1820? Also, did he have a son Edward?

Surnames: FISHER
Submitter: FISHER (
Date: 12 Aug 2000
I am researching my Fisher ancestors from Monroe County. Isaac Fisher b 1850 was my grandfather; St. Clair Fisher b abt 1815 & his wife, Kizziah Fisher b abt 1815 or 1816, my great grandparents, Kizziah's father was a William Fisher. Was this the William Fisher who was married to Elizabeth Bush who was born about 1800? Also, who was St. Clair Fisher's father & mother? Appreciate any information.

Submitter: wendy petera (
Date: 13 Aug 2000
I am looking for the parents of Agnes Canterbury who was born in Monroe County WVA around 1852. I have been told her mother was an Indian and we are trying to find out if that is true. Also looking for info on Russia Lavenia Pitzer born in Monroe County WVA around 1880. Thanks!

Submitter: Deborah Broughman (
Date: 21 Aug 2000
I have a September 5, 1965 Clifton Forge, VA, newspaper clipping anouncing the death of John Cochran VANBUREN. It states he was born 3-21-1879 in Glace, WV, the son of the late Major David and Mary Ellen Rose VANBUREN. He was married to Florence Mame BATES. They had two daughters, Ethel Mae d.1952 and Jean Scranton. John had a brother named Dave, married to Nora. He also had a younger half brother named Lyn.I would be grateful for any information on this family.

Submitter: Martin Meadows (
Date: 24 Aug 2000
Is there an easy way to search the query archives on this web site? I'm finding it a bit difficult to locate the names of the families I'm looking for here. I'm interested in the Green and Bigby families of Monroe County and I'd like to see all the queries on these families only ... Can it be done? Thanks very much! Martin Meadows Indianapolis, In.

Submitter: James L.(Jim) Lewis (
Date: 26 Aug 2000
Looking for info re Samuel David Lewis Information has Samuel, Spouse and at least on dau named Barbara Jean mid 1700s

Submitter: Vicki Dillon (
Date: 26 Aug 2000
I am searching for information on John Dillon b.1858 d.1901, Edward C. Baker b.1874 d. 1943, Granville Griffith b.1853 d. 1927, Bernie McCormick b. 1876 d. 1947, James Luther Surface b. 1867 d. 1940, William Dunbar m. Rebecca Brown.

Submitter: Ed Jackson (
Date: 27 Aug 2000
In my great grandfather's diary, he expounded on his grandfather, John Stuart (my 3d great grandfather), for about 6 pages. He told the story of John's migration from Virginia to Quincy, Illinois through Iowa. According to the diary, John Stuart was born in Greenbrier (could now be Monroe), VA (now WV) on June 5, 1810 and died October 27, 1888. I verified that information at the courthouse. He also said that John's parents were George Stuart and Christina Holsapple. I haven't been able to verify that connection through primary records. Therefore, my confidence wavers. The FamilySearch database (Mormon Church) files show a William Stuart born about 1810 to George and Christina. It doesn't acknowledge a John. I do know that John's middle initial was W, which might be William. Since no further information was given on William in the FamilySearch website, I assume the submitter has no support for William. Therefore, is that son John or William? I would appreciate hearing from anyone researching this line. Thank you.

Submitter: Vicki Dillon (
Date: 26 Aug 2000
I am searching for information on John Dillon b.1858 d.1901, Edward C. Baker b.1874 d. 1943, Granville Griffith b.1853 d. 1927, Bernie McCormick b. 1876 d. 1947, James Luther Surface b. 1867 d. 1940, William Dunbar m. Rebecca Brown.

Submitter: Tammy Smith (
Date: 27 Aug 2000
My grandfather Charlie Monroe Jones was born in Glace WV April 21, 1905. His parents names were Edward Jones and Minnie (Bostic) Jones. This is all of the information I have. Any additional would be appreciated. I am searching.. Thanks for any help.

Surnames: LONG
Submitter: Lois Decker (
Date: 28 Aug 2000
I am looking for William MP LONG, born Dec 25, 1800 or 1801 in Monroe County WV. At about 19 he moved to Kentucky on the Big Sandy River. At 25 he moved to Pine Hook Indiana where he married Hannah Pope. Moved several more times and in 1854 located in Taylor County Iowa where he resided and raised his family until his death in 1890. I am seeking information on parents and siblings of William MP LONG.

Submitter: Jennifer Mutter Perry (
Date: 01 Sep 2000
I'm looking to find the parents of Ballard Bennett and his wife Mary Boone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. There daughter Jennie Boone Bennett married a William Berkely Hume.

Submitter: Cara Showers (
Date: 01 Sep 2000
I am searching for a possible ancestor. I just read an email submitted in 1999 on a different board stating there was someone who had a marriage liscence for a James Gregory and an Amanda Jones in 1860 in Monroe County, VA. My g-g-grandfather was James W. Gregory and his wife was Amanda M. Gregory. I found them on a census together in 1900 and they'd been married for 40 years. So if the two who are mentioned above are not my g-g-grandfather and mother it is one heck of a coincidence. Can anyone help me find this information?

Submitter: James & Mahala Clark (
Date: 01 Sep 2000
Looking for any info on James and Mahala Clark married in Monroe Co. in Feb. of 1841. I think Mahala's maiden name was Folden. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Sandy

Submitter: BOBBI (
Date: 02 Sep 2000
ACORD, JOHN b.1765 1768 in Virginia looking forparents just found out the ones i had were incorrect. help in locating birth or christing record. Md a RACHEL COMBS. name could have been Eckert instead of Acord

Submitter: mike brown (
Date: 03 Sep 2000
looking for brown line in monroe co. directly linked with nutters,o'dells,doaks. any info appreciated. thanks mike

Submitter: debrah arrington (
Date: 05 Sep 2000
I am looking for the family of Mary (molly) Agnes Nickell. She married a Charles Dixon sometime before the 1900. Any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Submitter: K. D. Cecil (
Date: 05 Sep 2000
I am seeking information about a cemetery that according to "The History of Monroe County", was located behind the Arthur Cummings Home. I believe this was originally the Ballard homeplace and is currently owned by a Curtis Ballard. I was there just yesterday but could not find the cemetery or the homeplace it was so overgrown. It is in the Wikle area off Wikle road. I would like to come back in the winter if someone could direct me to the cemetery.

Submitter: Bobby L. Newport (
Date: 05 Sep 2000
Looking for info on Arch, Archibald, Archey, Archie, Lemons/Laymons/Laymans or any spelling of these names. Trying to make connection with James Anderson Lemons/Laymons b. 1868 d. 1943 in Hamilton Co., Tenn, to his father Arch? Thanks:-) Bob

Surnames: LYNCH
Submitter: Ray Lynch (Wv
Date: 07 Sep 2000
I am looking for information (Names and family) of the parents John C Lynch born 1795/96 in Monroe county (Greenbrier then)West Virginia (Virginia then).

Submitter: Cindy S. (
Date: 10 Sep 2000
Searching for information on Hutcheson/Nickell/Hogsett/Knapp/Irons/Young and related families - > my connections: Wm. Hutcheson married Bina Ruth Nickell (1922) Frank Hutcheson marrie Susan Elizabeth Irons (1897) Otey Nickell married Ida Isabell Hogsett (1892)William Young Irons married Mary Elizabeth Knapp (1876) John Irons married Susanna Young (1839) I am looking for more information on these families.

Submitter: Ethel Massie VanBuen (
Date: 12 Sep 2000
seeking information on grandfather and grandmother Jacob Harvey Massie and Effie King Massie. Only info found..he lived near Second Creek in the late 30's and early 40's..

Submitter: Cindy Gant Sopko (
Date: 13 Sep 2000
Issac CALES b abt 1802 in MOnroe CO, VA (now WV) died 1858 in Preble County Ohio. He was the son of John CALES & Isabella BURNSIDE. He married Mary Ann "Polly" McLaughlin in 1824 in Augusta CO, VA

Submitter: William Hampton Adams (
Date: 16 Sep 2000
Thomas MANN was born Jan. 19, 1821 and died in West Virginia Mar. 19, 1872. He married in 1846 in Grandview, Edgar Co., IL to Elizabeth Tenyson FREELAND dau. of Benjamin Freeland, Jr. and Mary Ann Clark Archer. She was born Sept. 27, 1822 in Monroe Co., IN and died June 18, 1894 in Monroe Co., WV. They are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenbriar Co., WV. They had ten children: Mary Ann Mann 1/20/1848-9/2/1854 William Thomas Mann 3/7/1849-8/23/1893 TX m. Ida E. KING Margaret Mann 2/4/1851 WV -aft 1911 m. Madison Steel COUNELL Calvin Alexander Mann 5/14/1853-5/16/1890 m. 1879 Florence NICHOLDS Benjamin Franklin Mann 8/1854- m. 1881 Ella B. BEARD James Edward Mann 7/20/1856-1/1901 WV m. 1884 Amanda HUTCHINSON Samuel Mann 2/24/1858-9/19/1898 never married Walter Mann 3/29/1860-? WA m. 1893 Mary A. TURNER Luther Bell Mann 1/1/1862-? WA m. 1883 Ella HAWKINS Robert Mann 2/28/1865-6/13/1869 This family made a reverse migration moving to West Virginia from Illinois, but son Calvin returned to get married, so some MANN family likely remained. Would like information on this couple, ancestors, and descendants.

Submitter: William Hampton Adams (
Date: 16 Sep 2000
Margaret MANN. Daughter of Thomas Mann 1821-1872 and Elizabeth Tenyson FREELAND 1822-1894. She was born in Monroe Co., West Virginia Feb 4, 1851 and died after 1911. She married Madison Steel COUNELL who died in 1899 and buried in Fort Springs. They had five children: Margaret Elizabeth (b. 1876), Heber (1877), Russel VanDeusen (1879), Mary (1880), and Ann Tenerson (1883). I would like any additional information on this couple and their descendants.

Submitter: William Hampton Adams (
Date: 16 Sep 2000
Benjamin Franklin MANN. Son of Thomas Mann 1821-1872 and Elizabeth Tenyson FREELAND 1822-1894. He was born in West Virginia Sept 1854. On April 12, 1881 in Pocahontas Co., WV he married Ella B. BEARD. They had three children: Thomas Freeland Mann (1882), Mary Hinchman Mann (1886), and Samuel Alex Mann (1889). I would like any additional information on this couple and their descendants.

Submitter: William Hampton Adams (
Date: 16 Sep 2000
James Edward MANN. Son of Thomas Mann 1821-1872 and Elizabeth Tenyson FREELAND 1822-1894. He was born in West Virginia July 20, 1856 and died in Bluefield, WV Jan. 1901. On October 22, 1884 in Union, Monroe Co., WV he married Amanda HUTCHISON. They had five children: Mannie Freeland Mann, George Mann, Sterling Mann, Florence Mann, and James Edward Mann. I would like any additional information on this couple and their descendants.

Submitter: Elizabeth Dudek (
Date: 18 Sep 2000
Infromation need on George William Bostic, B. about 1890 Married to Lucretia Margaret Mason. Sons Henry Henderson Bostic b.1910 George William Bostic b.1912. George Sr. died 1920 in railroad accident at cass west Viriginia and Margaret died 1918 in flue epidemic. George had a brother Hatch or Hatchet Bostic. Could be short for Henry or Harry and Infromation appreciated

Surnames: DUNN
Submitter: Marty Figg (
Date: 19 Sep 2000
Searching for a Reuben Dunn and wife (?) Nancy. Their son William was born 1798 in West Va, Monroe Co.

Submitter: C. H. McCormack (
Date: 23 Sep 2000
Any data concerning the following families will be deeply appreciated: RADER, PHIFER (FIFER), SHANKLIN, and DICKSON.

Submitter: Sheila Hughes (
Date: 23 Sep 2000
I am trying to locate the parents of John Taylor who married Elizabeth Weikle in Monroe Co.

Submitter: Douglas Hall (
Date: 30 Sep 2000
My Great Great Grandparents were Robert Johnson(9/12/1776 - 4/19/1890), and Elizabeth Christie (9/7/1807 - 10/6/1885. I believe that Robert was the son of Robert Johnson and Catherine Doran and that Elizabeth was a daughter of Robert Christie and Margaret Crosier, but I am looking for more documentation. Robert Johnson and Elizabeth Christie Johnson are buried at Asbury Cemetery, Carroll County, Indiana. A potion of the biography of their Son Manelius is below. History of Carroll Counnty, Indiana, 1882; Kingman Brothers Chicago MANELIUS JOHNSON Robert Johnson, Sr., father of Manelius Johnson, was born in Monroe County, W. Va. In September, 1881, he passed his eighty-fifth year. In 1840, he settled on the farm in Carroll County, where he lives to-day. Elizabeth (Christie) Johnson, wife of Robert Johnson Sr., is also a native of Virginia. Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are of English descent. The homestead of this venerable couple adjoins the farm of the subject of this biographical sketch. Manelius Johnson was born and reared on the Johnson homestead, in Burlington Township, Carroll Co., Ind., on the 12th of February, 1841.

Submitter: kate ross (
Date: 05 Oct 2000
I am interested in contacting anyone researching the following Monroe Co., WV surnames: DUNN, MADDY, MILLER, HARVEY AND KISSINGER. Kate Ross

Submitter: Ray Lynch (
Date: 06 Oct 2000
Looking for any information on John C Lynch, born 1795/96 in what is now Monroe County. Married to Annie Wylie , they had seven(7) children Mary Jane b.31 Oct 1827, Isabela Coldwell B.25 Jan 1830,Aurilla R b. 15 Mar 1833, Thomas Wesley b. 26 May 1837,John C B03 Sept 1841, Catherine J B.18 Aug 1844 and Hugh Lewis B.21 May 1847. I am looking for the parents of John C (sr) and Annie Wylie.

Surnames: OILER
Submitter: Faith Britton (
Date: 11 Oct 2000
Am seeking information on George R. OILER. He was enrolled in Monroe Co. Schools around 1840 by a Uriah OILER. George moved to Kanawha Co. and married Margaret Whitlock before ending up in Jackson Co. OH. Their son Charles Edgar OILER is my 2x great grandfather. George's father was Elisha B. OILER (married Charlotte____). Any information on this OILER family, especially Elisha and Uriah, is highly appreciated.

Surnames: DUNN HALE
Submitter: David Dunn (
Date: 15 Oct 2000
I am seeking any information about Rufus K. Dunn, b. Monroe county, VA, 1840. Served in 22nd VA Infantry. Migrated to Livingston Co., MO after the Civil war. Married Sarah Hale, daughter of Col William B. Hale, who was born in Giles Co., VA in 1823

Surnames: PORTER
Submitter: coni (
Date: 18 Oct 2000
JOHN A. PORTER (1856-1929) born: Union, W. Virginia June 29 Died: Washington, D.C. August 10 His life was active as a teacher in the public schools of West Virginia and Maryland. his father: james albert (1825-1836 - ?) his mother: winfred? brother: albert - photo sister: who married henry parsons 1891 married lydia peck

Submitter: Dreama (
Date: 22 Oct 2000
Am looking for the parents and siblings of Gertrude Celestia Basham, born I believe in 1875 in Peterstown, Monroe, WV. I think her parents may have been William and Mary, but I have no evidence. She married George B. Beckett in 1893 and had 13 Children.

Submitter: Constance Chambers Trostle (
Date: 24 Oct 2000
Ancestors of William Preston Chambers (m. Minnie Young)who is buried in the Chambers Cemetery on the Valley Road near Rock Camp. He was a member of the Rock Camp Methodist Church. He was raised with his cousin, Charles Ballard (m. Fannie Broyles). William Preston Chambers was my paternal grandfather. He died in 1926. Minnie and William P. Chambers' children were Lela Ann, Ottie B., Willie Roosevelt(f.), Roscoe C.(my father)(b. 1902;d. 1984 in Parkersburg), Alma, Lybrook, Hazel, and Violet Clementine. Minnie Young Chambers died in Parkersburg, WV in 1945 and is buried there.

Submitter: Lee Ann Riffe (
Date: 31 Oct 2000
SKAGGS, ELKINS, BISHOP I am researching a Ruth ?Elkins who married John Skaggs. They were both born circa 1728. Ruth and John Skaggs had several children, some born in the 1750's in what is now Monroe County, WV (then Botet. and Augusta Co, Va). Ruth was captured by Indians and taken to NC and given to chief. She escaped and came back to VA and for whatever reason was no reunited with John Skaggs. She met and married a widower John Bishop who owned property in Floyd County (then Montgomery) VA. They had an additional two or three children. John Bishop died circa 1793. Any info on Ruth ?Elkins Skaggs Bishop greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Earl Thompson (
Date: 31 Oct 2000
Does anyone have information on the marriage of John McMULLEN to Mary BAKER in the 1770s? Also the birth of their son James McMullen around 1790s who married Evaline HOWARD ca 1834. Evaline's father William Howard was supposedly raised by Porter family.

Submitter: Cheryl Ellis (Smith) (
Date: 01 Nov 2000
I am serching for ancesters with the surname Smith my father is Frank Edgar Smith(Spud),he is one of 15 brothers and sisters. Harold,Judy,Maxine,Joe,Wendell,Steve,Spike,Ralph,Jean,Donald,Joesph. Half siblings Olivia,Florence,Bill. Thier father is William Mahone Smith, Mother is Margaret Lou Wood(Maggie), mother of half siblings is Lillie Mae Falls.I have traced back to gggggrandfather John Owens Smith born about 1759 in Union,Monroe Co,West Virginia. If anybody has any more info I would greatley appreciate it

Submitter: Celia L. Hartmann (
Date: 01 Nov 2000
Looking for any and all Agner, Agnor, Egnor, Egner, Eggner, etc.

Submitter: Dolly Wolfe-Comer (
Date: 03 Nov 2000
I'm looking for info on Edward Hosea and Samantha (Bradley) Wolfe. They owned land in Monroe county, probably up until the mid to late 1950s. Their children were: Lonnie Hobart Wolfe (my grandfather) Elzie Wolfe, Victoria Wolfe-Wiley, Clara Wolfe-Wiley, Carl Wolfe. I know that Carl and Elzie Wolfe married Laura and Ruby Matthews who were sisters. Victoria and Clara Wolfe married Walter and Oscar Wiley, who were brothers. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: HALL
Submitter: Drema Mankins (
Date: 04 Nov 2000
Can anyone tell me about the Royal Oak Field just outside Union? I have a poem written by James Pitzer in about 1908 regarding the massive Royal Oak tree for which the field was named & supposedly cut down in one day by my ggggrandfather, Joshua Hall. In Oren Morten's "History of Monroe County", he also said there was a poem written about it by Anna B. Gwinn. I would also like to know where the Methodist Episcopal Church South is located near or in Union. Thanks!

Submitter: vIRGINIA MARSH (
Date: 08 Nov 2000
I am searching for the parents of Ruth THOMPSON b. ca 1793. She married George FOLAND by 1818. He was living in Rockingham Co, VA with his father, Valentine FOLAND in 1810. Ruth may have been the daughter/niece of David THOMPSON. Would appreciate any information.

Submitter: challys beals (
Date: 09 Nov 2000
I am searching for information on William and Sibley Fulks. Married in Wythe Co. VA and moved to Braxton Co. WV. sometime in the 1850's. Several of their childern were born there.

Submitter: Lee Ann Riffe (
Date: 14 Nov 2000
I am researching a Ruth Elkins Skaggs who was born circa 1728 and later married John Skaggs circa 1743. John Skaggs was the sone of James Skaggs who was the son of Thomas Skaggs who was the sone of Busell Skaggs. Ruth Elkins and John Skaggs had the following children: 1) Zachariah Skaggs born 1746 2) Charles Skaggs born 1750 3) Rebecca Skaggs born 1751 4) Femaleone Skaggs born 1753 5) John Skaggs born 1754 Monroe County, VA 6) Rachel Skaggs born 1760. She married William Lester 3/26/2786 in Montgomery County, Va Story has it that Ruth was captured by Indians and given to a Indian chief in NC. She escaped and returned to VA. She met and married a John Bishop and had more children. I am looking for more info on Ruth Elkins, her family, etc. Presumably she was captured in the Monroe County, VA area. Her daughter Rachel Skaggs took the skaggs name but is supposed to be by the Indian. A marriage record for her and John Bishop would really help and also why did she leave John Skaggs and did he remarry? He died 1829. Any help greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Cindy Wood (
Date: 18 Nov 2000
I have the record of marriage for my ggg grandparents, Sarah (Sallie) Moss and Jesse Butcher, which occurred in Monroe Co., on July 20, 1822. They almost immediately began migrating west, because their first child, William, was born in Ohio in 1824. I have been unable to determine any ancestry for both Sarah and Jesse, and am hoping someone recognizes these names, and can help. We estimate from census records that Sarah was born in approximately 1805, and that Jesse was born in 1800. Jesse died in Wisconsin in 1851, subsequently, Sarah remarried and died in Wisconsin in 1879. Cindy Wood

Submitter: Jean Pinick (
Date: 20 Nov 2000
I am looking for anyone that can give me information on where I can find Rachel's Ridge, Daugherty Mountain, and where the Mt Pleasant Church was situated. I think the church was Prebyterian since the obit says she joined the Presbyterian church at the first sacramental meeting held at the old Mt Pleasant Church. The obit was for Rachel Daugherty. Upon this mountain is suppose to be the cemetery for the Daugherty family.When Rachel died she was in the 2nd Creek District of Monroe Co. Jean

Submitter: Sandi (
Date: 26 Nov 2000
Can anyone help me with any information about my Bowles family: They lived in the Pearisburg district of Giles county Virginia in the 1900's. I know that my great grand father was William Bowles born about 1842 in possibly Henry Co. VA. He married Mahalia possible Justice born about 1848 in possibly Monroe County W.Va. They had 5 sons and 4 daughters. William and Mahalia's sons names were Felix born around 1872; Alexander born around 1874; William H born around 1882. Amon born around 1883 in 1940 Amon lived in Kimball W.Va. John L. born around 1886; Robert W. born July 25,1870 died May 9,1940.Robert Married Carrie Fry in 1890 having 6 children then married Ida Clark in 1918 having 13 children. William and Mahalia's daughter's names were Lizzie S. born about 1876; Josie and Nancy born about 1878 Nancy was known as nanny married a Burns and lived/ died in Peterstown Monroe County W.Va. Nora B. born about 1888. I am the granddaughter of Robert Bowles and Ida Clark and am interest! ed in any information.

Submitter: sANDI (
Date: 26 Nov 2000
Can anyone help me locate the family of Carrie Fry and Robert Bowles? Carrie Fry born about 1868. She married Robert W. Bowles born July 25 1870 died May09, 1940 in Giles County Va. July 26, 1890. Carrie and Robert had 6 children. Mammie J. born in Apr.1884-Betsey born in Aug 1888- Harmon born Apr1895 - Phillip born Sep1895- Minor Bowles Apr1899. Clayton E. born May 5,1892 died Dec. 28,1951 he married Bessie L. Unknown born Feb 28,1894 died Apr 16,1953. Clayton and Bessie had 4 children: Sylvia born Nov 14,1915 died Mar 1,1998 Sylvia married Robert Paul Dunford born Dec 28,1914 Sylvia and Robert had a child name Karen Dent Dunford born Jul 2,1961 died Oct 25,1989. Elaine born Mar 23,1923 died Dec 24,1985 Elaine married Comer Turner. Elaine and Comer had 2 sons and 2 daughters Daniel Glen Turner born Sep 3,1945 died Jul 29,1970 and Larry Turner born Feb 23,1943 died Dec 28,1943 - Jean Bowles and Hilda Bowles. Robert later married Ida Clark having 13 other children Harold, Char! lotte, Robert, Frances, Billy Jackson, Maxine, Martha, James Donald, Rudolph, Randolph, Warren, John and Carolee.

Surnames: ROBERTS
Submitter: christena L. cox (
Date: 27 Nov 2000
searching for Decendents of John Harding Roberts

Submitter: Barbara Green (
Date: 05 Dec 2000
Info on William Strother Lewis born ca 1834. Married Susan V. Sirk 8-24-1858. William died at Pt. Pleasant Nov. 1863, Battle of Droop Mountain (Civil War). Trying to research his hospital records while serving in the calvary. Also genealogy sites do not list his children. A brother, James A. Lewis was born in Monroe County on July 25, 1824. Unable to locate his marriage record.

Submitter: Richard Wilstead (
Date: 16 Dec 2000
Looking for information on the Frances FERGUSON/FURGUSON age 60 living in Red Sulfur Springs, Monroe, WV in the 1870 census. Living with her was Adeline HOLLAND and her son. Also Elizabeth FERGUSON. Next door were the Smiths. William Harrison SMITH is related to the family I am looking for. I believe there is a connection. Any help would be appreciated

Surnames: LONG
Submitter: Carolyn and BJ (
Date: 20 Dec 2000
Searching for the Long Family, especially one that had a son named: Jarard M Long, born ca 1837 in Monroe Co. I have found it spelled: Jarard, Garard, and Jarrett.

Submitter: pat ligons (
Date: 31 Dec 2000
looking for the birth date of eliza Harris or morse some said it was brown ? we don't which name it was around 1879 a black said she was not a slave, her children said she did not talk about her family we don't know how she came to be in charlottesville, va.she died in1955 in charlottesville.