Monroe County Genealogy: 2001 Query Archive - January to June

Surnames: BURWELL
Submitter: Rick Burwell (
Date: 02 Jan 2001
Looking for relatives who may have fought in the civil war. My grandfather = Richard Kester Burwell GGFATHER=Chapman Burwell GGFATHER=George Burwell

Submitter: Elaine Kaufman (
Date: 02 Jan 2001
Need any information on Orville Weaver MILLER, born April 9, 1911, married Ernestine V. Parker, and/or his parents, Henry Highland MILLER and Mary Catherine SARVER. You may contact me at I will be glad to exchange information.

Submitter: Anita Costanzo (
Date: 06 Jan 2001
Looking for info. on CLARK family of Monroe Co., WV (and RIFFE family, of same). Thanks! Anita

Surnames: MOSS
Submitter: Linda Morgan (
Date: 07 Jan 2001
Searching for relatives or allied families of George Moss from Gap Mills WV, wife Bellmira. Some of their children are William C.,Charles L., Allen, Benjamin F.,

Submitter: Robert Wallace (
Date: 09 Jan 2001
Looking for the parents of Jane Miller who married John Wallace abt 1780 and later migrated to Anderson Co TN.

Submitter: Rick Ayers (
Date: 11 Jan 2001
To my monroe county relatives or Geneology Friends . I need your help ! ,Information on my g-grandfather and g-g-mother. there names are Joseph B Ayers born 1854 died 1941He was a land surveyor. and Rosa B Ayers/ Burdette born 1870 died1950 .Alderson area,Some of the Ayers Relation still live there today . some of there children moved to huntington West virginia, my grandfather was Russel Judson Ayers his wife Cora They are burried with my Father in Huntington WVa. I live to far away and cannot find much on them any were. Your help would be a Blessing to me and my Children and grandchildren . Thank You Rick Ayers

Submitter: Carol (
Date: 12 Jan 2001
Looking for information on the following Fisher Family who was in Monroe County 1850 census. John T and Elizabeth Fisher. I am also looking for several other Fisher's, Malinda Adaline Fisher and Emeline Fisher. The last 2 were married to Long's.

Surnames: LOWRY LOWE
Submitter: Patricia Abdallah (
Date: 16 Jan 2001
I am searching for information about my ancestors Mary Ellen Lowry - Lowe who married Fleming Trig Lowe around 1900. They are the parents of my grandfather Bernard Lowe. I know nothing at all about them and am desperate to locate some information. If anybody knows of these two please let me know. Thank you.

Submitter: Phylis Hawker (
Date: 18 Jan 2001
Seeking information on Jesse Ford b 4-6-1864 Monroe Co WVA. Father Wesley Ford b Richmond VA or WVA. Possibly Jesse's middle name was Thomas although we have found the initial J. instead of Thomas. Migrated to IN ? Married there in 1893.

Submitter: MOGNET (
Date: 18 Jan 2001
Do the MOGNET'S, MOGNETT'S, & MAGNET'S all have a common ancestor? Somewhere in PA, WV, or VA in the 1740s or 1750s?

Submitter: Cheryl Ellis (
Date: 20 Jan 2001
I am looking for information on my gggg grandpa John Smith Sr. born around 1765 in Union,Monroe Co. WV. His son is John Smith Jr. born July 3 1785 in Union, Monroe Co. WV any information would be greatley appreciated.

Submitter: Thomas W. Dillion II (
Date: 21 Jan 2001

Submitter: James T. Curran (
Date: 22 Jan 2001
In June 2000 I posted a query for a Robert McEldowney who, in 1842, paid tuition for 3 daughters in Monroe Co, WV. No information has surfaced, but I have found something in Census Indexes thta may have a bearing on it. To understand it, you must know that the McEldowney name has had more variants in public records than any other family name I have ever seen. I have found the name McClowney in the 1840, 1850 & 1860 censuses and suspect that might mean McEldowney. The 1850 census is the key one because it is the most likely to tie the two names together based on the names of the 3 daighters: Elizabeth, Lettie & Nancy. Does anyone have access to the 1850 census itself and can they check for the names of everyone in the Robert McClowney family?

Submitter: K. Lively (
Date: 24 Jan 2001
Seeking information on genealogy of Mandana S. Canterberry, wife of Elias Lively, married January 17, 1878 in Monroe County.

Submitter: Phylis Hawker (
Date: 26 Jan 2001
Seeking information on Jesse Thomas Ford [middle name could possibly start with J] b abt 4-6-1864 Monroe Co VA or WVA - father Wesley Or John Wesley Ford b possibly in Richmond VA or WVA- Jesse migrated to Wayne Co IN & d there in 1912.

Submitter: BJMcMurran (
Date: 26 Jan 2001
Looking for information on Jacob Miller (could have been Mueller-1702),son is Hedley Mann (1809), son is Allen Mann, son is Theodore Roosevelt Mann. Will appreciate information on Jacob, Hedley and Allen, especially.

Submitter: Chuck Wheeler (
Date: 28 Jan 2001
I have a Wheeler line in Monroe county, was looking for information on Robert Wheeler born abt 1790. His wife was Miriam Payne had a son named James Robert Wheeler born 30 May 1831

Submitter: Sara Marcum (
Date: 30 Jan 2001
I am looking for information on my BUSH and HUNTER lines. John HUNTER married Julia BUSH on January 1, 1850 in Greenbrier Co., VA of which Monroe Co. used to be a part. Any help tracking down these families is greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Fran Leahy (
Date: 01 Feb 2001
Dillon/Dillion, Burton Causby born in Red Sulphur Springs ,WV abt 1878-1881,married Sarah Dee . Burton's Dad was John H Dillon/dillion his mom was -Annie Eliza or Eliza Anne Kimbleton Can anyone connect to this branch????? Thanks!!!!! Fran

Surnames: MOSS
Submitter: Harold Moss (
Date: 02 Feb 2001
I'm looking for information on Henry Cox Moss, who may have been my Great Great Grandfather. He moved from Monroe County to Kanahwa County , somewhere around 1840. Any information would be appreciated

Submitter: H. Moss (
Date: 07 Feb 2001
I'm looking for information about Henry Cox Moss, who may be the father of Henry David Moss, my ggrandfather. He left Monroe County WV for Kanawha County somewhere around 1840. Any help would be appreciated. His wife was a Foster.

Surnames: JOHNSTON
Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 08 Feb 2001
The following family is listed in the 1850 Monroe County census: Dwelling/family #373: Reuben Johnston, 65, NC; Ruthy, 55, VA; Elizabeth, 28; Richard, 17, laborer; Caroline, 16; Bissey A., 9; Sarah J., 3; Nancy B., 6/12. I believe that the "Nancy B." listed was later (in 1874) married in Summers County, WV. I would appreciate any information on this family.

Surnames: MOSS
Submitter: H. Moss (redwolf4406)
Date: 14 Feb 2001
I'm looking for information on George Moss, a resident of Monroe County, shown by the 1810, 20, 40 census. I'm particularly interested in his children. My gggfather was Henry Cox Moss and may be related to George Moss. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: Helen Roth (
Date: 18 Feb 2001
Looking for information about Robert Syms (Sims) listed in the 1850 census for Monroe County. He married Sarah (?Painter/Paynter) Thanks.

Surnames: LAKE LEAKE
Submitter: Jordan Jones (
Date: 18 Feb 2001
I am looking for other descendants of Henry Lake or Leake or his son Nicholas Leake.

Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 21 Feb 2001
Would appreciate it if anyone could look up Francis Meadows (born about 1799) and Nancy (Woodrum) Meadows in the 1860 Monroe County, VA, census. I am looking for the names/ages of any children listed in the household. Thanks.

Submitter: Kathy Cassell McLott (
Date: 27 Feb 2001
Can anyone Please tell me how the Cassells and Bradleys from Lindside are related? Rumor has it that a Bradley family raised my grandfather Bert Cassell. Grandpa is burried in the Bradley Cemetery at Lindside. As a young child I remember visiting the ladies Thelma, Lennie,Sealy and Addy? Could these ladies be the Bradley Connection? Any help appericated My granddad was married to Lillie Mae Carter from Pembroke.

Submitter: George K. Scott (
Date: 01 Mar 2001
Want information on William Hoover Scott and wife, Elizabeth Jane Hill, Droop Mountain - or his parents, Thomas and Eva Hoover Scott. William Hoover Scott and Elizabeth Jane Hill are buried at Neal Cemetery at Vago, West Virginia. William and Elizabeth may have lived in Monroe County before going to either Greenbrier or Pocahontas County.

Surnames: FLINT
Submitter: Nancy (
Date: 06 Mar 2001
Does anyone have Emory Melborne Flint md Jemima Nutter in their Flint lines of Monroe County? Have no dates but 1890s maybe..thanks

Submitter: Mary Anna Callaway (
Date: 11 Mar 2001
Looking for family of Phillip Boyd, born about 1775 in VA and was in Monroe Co, W.VA in 1810. Daughter Catherine married Adam Farley in 1807 in Monroe Co. Son Robert married Susannah Clark in 1815 in Monroe Co. The family later moved to Greenup Co. KY.

Submitter: S. Deal (
Date: 12 Mar 2001
I am looking for information on George Hand. George had at least two children Samuel & Amanda. Amanda married James P. Deal and lived in Mason & Putnam Counties. Samuel married Sarah Frances Martin 8 December 1859 in Putnam Co. The marriage record gives Samuel's birth place as Monroe Co., VA and his parents as George & N. Hand. The 1850 Mason Co. census has and entry shows the family as Naomi (age 67), Samuel (age 46), and Amanda (age 27). Since George is not listed onthis entry I am assuming that he died prior to 1850. Any help with this family would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Submitter: David Baxter (
Date: 12 Mar 2001
Searching for ancestry of Sarah G. Robinson (8 Nov 1811-28 Sep 1884), daughter of John & Elizabeth Robinson (Robeson) of Monroe (or Giles) Co, VA.

Submitter: Charles E Thompson (
Date: 13 Mar 2001
Sinthy Jones daughter of Ambrose and Martha Craig Jones, born in Greenbrier County 12 Jun 1799, married Uriah Cottle 18 Jan 1820. Priscilla Jones daughter of Ambrose and martha Craig Jones, born in Greenbrier County 18 February 1787, married Isaac Nickell. Any information on these famlies will be appreciated

Submitter: Marsha Thacker (
Date: 13 Mar 2001
Need more names and dates (documents) to check on my Cherokee blood. Appreciate all inofrmation that you can send to me on: Cummings (Cummins)-Miller and McDilda(McDelda)-Pauley. Frances Ann Cummings (7-16-1855 to 7-3-1953)Turtle Ck.,Boone Co., W. Va. Daughter of Rhoda Miller deceased Jan 1903 and Robert Cummings. (Bro.) Robert Cummings married (Sis.) Sarah Miller.

Submitter: Marsha Thacker (
Date: 13 Mar 2001
I need your help. I am trying to compile my ancestry and find my cherokee blood. John Allen Pauley, Sr. (5-21-1847 to 11-1-1884) son of Henry Pauley of Monroe County, W. Va. married Mary McDilda. Need names, dates, documents. Anything you may find and will share with me.Thank you very much!

Surnames: MILLER
Submitter: Bonnie White (
Date: 15 Mar 2001
MILLER, Jacob Sr. from Germany and lived in Faulkner's Swamp, Montgomery Co., Pa. Jacob MILLER, Jr. moved to Greenbrier Co., VA. His second wife, Margaret Sullivan and he had Peter MILLER,Sr. in 1781 in Greenbrier Co., VA. Peter MILLER Jr., was born in 1804 in Monroe Co., WV He and his second wife, Celia had Andrew Lewis MILLER in 1840 in Logan Co.,WV. Andrew Lewis MILLER and Susannah Adams MILLER had Cora MILLER Lockhart in1876 in Wyoming Co.,WV I am also interested in finding the book: "Jacob Miller, Our Immigrant...And More." It was published in 1988 by Donna M. Hull. If you know of it or how I can obtain a copy, please let me know.

Submitter: Dorothy Miller (damiller@inetone.neet)
Date: 19 Mar 2001
Surnames I am researching: Bostick/Bostic, Helms/Hellems, Baker/Becker, Holesapple, Young, Winebrenner, Vance, Daugherty,, Reed, Glover, Burns, Hoke, Clark, Soffer/Sopher, Jones, Landis, McDowell, Nichols, Sams, Bland, Feura, Feury, Pulliam/Pulurnam, Mintz, Carlisle, Hull, Kem, Golliday, Drummond, Davis, Worsham, Anderson, Centz, Bowyer, Caul, Boyd, etc.

Submitter: Gayle Tipsword Norris (
Date: 22 Mar 2001
I am especially interested in both Thomas and Griffin, sons of Isaac Soward/Seward, who d. in 1803, in Monroe country. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated. Griffin d. in Effingham county, Il. in 1845. What happened to Thomas? Who did he marry? Where/when did he die? Who were his children? Thanks, GN

Submitter: Annette Damron (
Date: 25 Mar 2001
Seeking Info. on these Families Reuben Hill m; Mary "Polly Lewis-1810 Monroe Co. Va. their daughter Permilia Pryor Hill M. David Muncy@1831(maybe Gile Co. Va. Their Children listed in 1850 Giles Co. Census. William A., Nancy, Permelia,Mary, Sarah, and James D. Can anyone help me with info, on this family? Thank you, Annette

Submitter: Annette Damron (
Date: 25 Mar 2001
Seeking info. on these 2 families. John M. Wilson , m; Permelia A. Muncy d/o David and Permelia Hill Muncy, she states that she was 21 and born in Tazewell Co. Va. Winston Tracy m; Nancy J. Muncy 21 b; Monroe Co. 15 June 1857-Nancy J. is the d/o David and Permelia HILL Muncy/Munsey/Munsy. Can anyone help me with this family? Thanks

Submitter: Mike Benson (
Date: 29 Mar 2001
I am looking for a Polly or Mary Wiley (Wylie) who married John Linson in Monroe County in 1833. I believe she was born around 1817. In the 1830 census I see 5 Wiley familes listed: Polly Wiley (possibly my Polly Wiley's mother?) with 2 males (1/10-15,1/15-20) and 2 females (1/10-15,1/40-50) Andrew Wiley with 2 males (1/20-30,1/70-80) and 1 female (1/60-70) Thomas Wiley with 5 males (1/0-5,1/5-10,1/10-15,1/15-20,1/40-50) and 2 females (1/15-20,1/40-50) Rachel Wiley with 2 females (1/20-30,1/40-50) James Wiley with 7 males (1/0-5,2/5-10,2/10-15,1/15-20,1/50-60) and 2 females (1/15-20,1/30-40) John Linson was from Greenbrier County before he married and then he and Polly moved to Madison County, Ohio with his father, Jacob Linson. I am looking for any information on these Wiley families to determine if Polly could have been one of the daughters listed. Thanks...

Submitter: A Dillon (
Date: 02 Apr 2001
Seaching for descendants of Joseph P HINES b. ca1847 per 1880 Monroe census. Believe his wife (Marthy E?) was an ALLEN and trying to find the exact connection. Children in that census Luther, Oaty, and Marthy E.

Submitter: A Dillon (
Date: 02 Apr 2001
Seeking information on any of the following: Young ALLEN (m. Catherine LOWE), LEWIS ALLEN, William H ALLEN (m. ____ BURNS), Newton R ALLEN (m. Christine MEREDITH), Mary Elizabeth ALLEN, George W. ALLEN, Hugh ALLEN (m. Cornelia PITZER and Nancy HALL), Charles Green ALLEN (m. Margaret Emily PITZER), Massinda ALLEN, Margaret ALLEN, Sarah ALLEN (m. ____ WEST). Believe these to all be children of Marvel and Susan ALLEN, all born 1830-1857.

Submitter: Patricia Abdallah (
Date: 15 Apr 2001
Looking for more information on the ancestors of the following sirnames, all were at one time in Monroe County in the 1800's. Joshua Lowe/Lucilla Duncan......Andrew Preston Lowry/Olivia McMahon - Charles Samuel Lewis Lowry/Sarah Bland - Thomas Lowry/Frances Harrison Linton - William Linton/Euphemia Nisbett. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated

Surnames: COOPER
Submitter: Florine Fellers (
Date: 18 Apr 2001
I am searching for the ancestry of Phillip Riley Cooper, born 17 Mar 1810, Monroe County, VA (later W.VA) He died 3 Oct 1869 at Nodaway County, MO.

Submitter: Jack Howell (
Date: 20 Apr 2001
Our family's oral history indicates that the predecessors to the earliest HOWELL I have in my line migrated to Mason Co., KY from the area of Monroe Co., WV, perhaps in the 1790s. I am interested in corresponding with others researching the HOWELL surname to see if anyone has individuals in their line who may have migrated as indicated. The earliest individual I have is John Mell HOWELL b Maysville, Mason, KY in 1827. He migrated to MO after service in the Mexican War. He married Susan Jane EWING in Lewis Co. MO. Thanks to all for taking time to check. I would be happy to share info on 6 generations of descendants.

Surnames: PERRY
Submitter: Signe Robishaw (
Date: 22 Apr 2001
I am looking for information on Margaret I. Perry Born March 13, 1852 in Monroe County. Her parents are reportedly Ezra and Elizabeth Perry. I have been able to Find Margaret listed in census' with her husband, but cannot find anything listing her with her parents. We have been told that Ezra Perry was also born in Monroe County Virginia about 1820. In the 1850 census I found an Ezra Perry who would have been born in 1812 living with another Perry family. He is listed as a carpenter and 38 years of age. This is the most I have been able to find regarding an Ezra Perry in Monroe County. I'm not certain our family records are accurate because if Margaret were born in 1852, I think our family records should list the birth place as Monroe County West Virginia (not Virginia by that time). Any help you can give would be appreciated!

Surnames: MCCARTY
Submitter: Vicki Eaton (
Date: 09 May 2001
I'm looking for any information on my 3rd great grandfather Caperton McCarty b. 25 Jun 1827 in Monroe County West Virginia/Virginia d. 4 Oct 1909 in Clark County Missouri. I have found him living with a Thos McCarty age 78 on the 1850 Monroe County WV census but am unable to verify what relationship that Thos is to him. Any help verifying who Thos is and who Caperton's siblings were would be truely appreciated.

Surnames: MICHELL
Submitter: henry fox michell (
Date: 11 May 2001
Henry Fox Michell, sixth child of Tobias and Cath-erine Michell. Born in Trowbridge, England. Was living in Salt Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, be-fore the Civil War. He died there on Dec. 17, 1892. We are seeking any information! Was he married? children? Where buried? He was a captain in Company D-27th Regiment, Confederate Army.

Surnames: HINCHMAN
Submitter: Connie Lindsay (
Date: 15 May 2001
I am looking for information on John Kaiser Hinchman, and his decendants. Mainly Cynthia Hinchman and John Wesley Hinchman. Cynthia was my great- grandmother.

Submitter: Joe Griffith (
Date: 25 May 2001
Seeking information on the John Griffith family and the family of his wife Rachel Margaret Jones. The Griffith and Jones familes lived in Monroe County, Virginia, circa 1820 - 1858. They lived in the Griffith Creek/Clayton vicinity near the Santifee Post Office. They were members of the Greenbrier Baptist Church. They moved to Putnam Country, Virginia in 1858. Want to know who their parents were and where they came from to Monroe County.

Submitter: Don Lawrence (
Date: 26 May 2001
LAWRENCE and WALLACE in NC > WV? > AL,MS,TN > OK > TX For some 15 years we've been searching for the ancestry of James Arthur Lawrence (JAL) b. 25 Aug 1865 TN, d. 2 Feb 1918 Inez, TX, m. Ruth Wallace b. 1869 TN. They married in San Marcos, Hays County, TX in 1893. They owned property near Henly, TX contemporary with other Lawrences, including Henry Overton Lawrence, son of Matterson Lawrence, a doctor, both buried in Henly, Hays County, TX. Dr Matterson Lawrence appears as Madison Laurence in the 1850 census in Monroe County, WV married to Malinda Wallace and as Madison Lawrence in 1860 census in Lavaca County, TX without her. His children were Henry, William, and Nancy. No relation established to JAL. Family tradition says JAL was raised near where TN, MS and AL "corner out" in Shanghai, AL (near Hickory Hills in Limestone County) and Ikua, MS in Tishomingo County. His mother's name was Molly Agnes. His father may have been named James Arthur also, or John. His father was one of five brothers who fought in the Civil War. Three were killed. His father died nine years after the War was over. JAL had siblings or aunts and uncles named Lella, John, and twins Hubert and Herbert. They moved together to the Choctaw Nation, perhaps near Ada, OK. Some family disagreement, perhaps involving a woman, caused part of the group to move to Texas. Which ones moved and their relation is not known. We first see JAL at the time of his marriage to Ruth Wallace in Hays County in 1893. On the 1900 census he gave his birthplace as TN, father NC, mother AL.

Submitter: Shelby Perry (
Date: 28 May 2001
Where Francis Meadows Sr. is buried ? Born-1738,Va.Died- 1818,Monroe Co.He was married to Mary Kesiah Bell.

Surnames: BOSTIC
Submitter: Richard G. Bostic II (
Date: 02 Jun 2001
Any news on the Bostic family will be appreciated

Surnames: TAYLOR
Submitter: Helen Roth (
Date: 04 Jun 2001
Looking for information about John Taylor and wife Elizabeth. They are listed as parents of Elizabeth Taylor who married Samuel Gwinn in Monroe County 1803. Thank you.

Submitter: Carolle Long (
Date: 15 Jun 2001
I am trying to learn what happened to Margaret Ann Bradley. She married Jarrett Morgan Long, 15 September 1863, Where did she go? Did she die, Did they divorce? Jarrett married Malinda Fisher in Nicholas County, 1883, but they had children throughout 1870's, so I wonder if one of you can tell me what happened to her.

Surnames: LIVELY
Submitter: Susan (
Date: 25 Jun 2001
Recently, I came to Monroe Co. to see where my ancestors came from. At the historical society and again down at Moxie's cafe, when I inquired if anyone knew of the Lively family from around Lindside, two different people stated that the Livelys had albinos among them. I have never heard of any albino Livelys. Does anyone know more? When did albinos first appear in the family, are there Livelys there still?, etc. Thanks for any future info. Susan

Surnames: HALE
Submitter: Janice Harrison (
Date: 26 Jun 2001
Owen Hale, 1782 - 1853, was my gggrandfather. He lived in Monroe Co. in the early 1800's before moving his family to Athens Co. I am searching for information on the names of his brothers and sisters. His parents were Thomas and Jane Hale. I do not know Jane's maiden name. Any help will be appreciated. Janice Harrison