Monroe County Genealogy: 2001 Query Archive - July to December

Surnames: CANTERBURY CANTERBERRY SIMMS SIMS
Submitter: Ida Mae Ellison (ellison@verizon.net)
Date: 02 Jul 2001
Looking for information on Canterberry/Canterbury/Simms/Sims in Monroe and surrounding counties 1760-present.

Surnames: BROWN
Submitter: Jesse Brown (jbmb3@earthlink.net)
Date: 04 Jul 2001
Brown-Prior to 1800

Surnames: MCCALEB GILLESPIE
Submitter: Delma Thompson (wn5ozi@yahoo.com)
Date: 09 Jul 2001
Looking for information on Mary MCaleb who married James Polk Gillespie approximately 1870. Mary was born in Monroe county in 1850.

Surnames: FISHER LONG
Submitter: Carollee (karocar@iwon.com)
Date: 11 Jul 2001
Searching for the following persons from Springfield Twp, Monroe County, WV. Abraham FISHER b ca 1829 and Jarrett LONG son of Thomas Long

Surnames: PHILLIPS
Submitter: J. (catovations@aol.com)
Date: 12 Jul 2001
Looking for info on Lilburn Phillips and wife Asenath Halstead Phillips (first name maybe "Asena")from Monroe Co.,1800s. Trying to track down info on one of their sons, Samuel Phillips b. 1836 in Monroe Co. Most interested in Samuel's life...occupations/marriage(s)/his children/migration. Wondering if Samuel had 2 sons by the name of Shelby(possibly b. 1867,Morgan Co)and William Griffith Phillips(b.1887,WV). Any assistance greatly appreciated. Thank-You very much.

Surnames: SMITH RAY SHEPHERD
Submitter: Betty S Williams (tabby@i-plus.net)
Date: 16 Jul 2001
I am looking for the given name for a Mr. Smith who was married to a Julia Ann Ray in 1875-90 range. Julia later married John Madison (Mattison) Shepherd and lived in Monroe County, WV. I think they must have married around 1890. My father was born in 1894 and he had older siblings. Mr. Smith died, but I do not have anymore information on him. Julia and Mr. Smith had three children, Clarence, Mitty and Julia. Julia married a Barrett and lived near Huntington/Charleston most of her life. Clarence married Lillie Lafon and they lived in Mercer County. Mitty married a Lafon, but I do not know her location. I am hoping if I can find Mr. Smith's given name that I will be able to find more information on Julia, who is/was my Grandmother. I have not been able to determine the name of her parents. I know there were Ray siblings in the area. One of my Grandfather's sisters married Julia's brother. His name was Joe(Joseph) Ray. There are several Rays buried at Waiteville, ! WV in an area called Ray Hollow. If anyone has any information, it would be appreciated. Betty Shepherd Williams

Surnames: BROWN CLARK
Submitter: M. H. Ridpath (MARIONRIDPATH@aol.com)
Date: 19 Jul 2001
I am interested in information about Nicholas T Brown b. 23 July 1809 d. 20 Sept. 1888. His wife Sarah A. Clark b. 2 May 1810 d. 8 Sept. 1866. Both are buried in the Drummond-Folden Cem. Walnut Township, Gallia Co., Ohio. Son, James Edward b. 28 Nov. 1834 d. 6 May 1908 Fillmore Co., NE

Surnames: FOSTER SCOTT
Submitter: Kathy Gaskins (wannago4@aol.com)
Date: 21 Jul 2001
I have found a large amount of info on the web regarding the FOSTER line. The earliest ancestor I can identify is Hiram H. Foster, b 1834 Monroe. There is a record of Hiram Foster b abt 1805 Monroe (a s/o Michael Miles Foster and Mary Polly Scott), so my "working theory" is that 1805 Hiram is either the father of or possibly an uncle to my 1834 Hiram. According to what I found, 1805 Hiram moved to Todd Co KY bef 1830. Can anyone offer any info at all about these folks? Am I totally off base here or is my idea a possibility? I'd like to hear from anyone with any ideas either way, and thanks!

Surnames: WINDLE
Submitter: Joe Pow (joepow@aol.com)
Date: 22 Jul 2001
Looking for information relating to the Windle family of Monroe County (1800-1850).

Submitter: BILL SHAVER (WES3@NCWEB.COM)
Date: 31 Jul 2001
SHAVER - SHIRES LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON SHAVER'S AND SHIRES OF UNION, GREENVILLE AND ZENITH. FATHER WILLIAM, MOTHER ELLA SHIRES SHAVER. ONLY SONS I KNOW OF WERE JOSEPH, GROVER CLEVELAND, DOSS, ROBER (BOB). JOSEPH MARRIED CELIA BELLE SHIRES, FROM ZENITH. JOSEPH DIED IN 1940 AND IS BURIED AT GATES MILLS.

Surnames: SMITH BROWN
Submitter: Joanne Smith (levones4@yahoo.com)
Date: 01 Aug 2001
Looking for James Willard Smith born 1858, do not know parents names. He married Martha Brown before 1885, and died in Greenbrier County 1902. Thanks in advance. Joanne Smith

Surnames: ARMSTRONG
Submitter: Doug Hupp (huppdn@wirefire.com)
Date: 06 Aug 2001
Iwould like any info on the old Grey Sulphur Springs Resort. Ihave read that it was used as a hospital during the Civil War. My gg uncle died there, but we have no record of where he was buried. his name was Lenox Armstrong.

Surnames: HEDRICK LEMONS RANKIN HOKE IRONS DICKEY WHITMORE JOHNSON EAGAN
Submitter: Betty Jacobson (bettyj01@bellatlantic.net)
Date: 10 Aug 2001
Looking for Christopher Hoke, wife and family. One daughter Adaline born 1812.

Surnames: LUCAS CRUSE CALDWELL
Submitter: Steven Springer (sandd@webkorner.com)
Date: 10 Aug 2001
Would like to find anyone who went to high school with my grandfather who was Media Willard Lucas.We just found his 1923 Senior Class from Union District High School invites you to its Commencement Exercises May the 31 1923 at the Shanklins Theatre.My grandfather was borned in New Castle Va.to Media W.Lucas and Annie Caldwell.My grandfather lived around Keenen area where the Cruse family lived.

Submitter: Okey L. King (okeyii@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Aug 2001
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/8003/
I am looking for the Penick Cemetery.

Surnames: BURTON BARBER CRIPPEN CLARK BOSTICK
Submitter: John Burton (john.burton@fcs.utah.edu)
Date: 17 Aug 2001
In March, 1902 my father William Hawley Burton was born to Clara Mahala Crippen and William Joel Barber. However, Clara may have used one of four surnames: Crippen, Clark, Burton, or Barber. Or she may have used Bostick since that was the name on William Hawley's birth record. Clara would have arrived in Alderson from Iowa around December 1901 and left for Virginia about March 1904. Seeking information on name she used, family she lived with in Alderson, and any other pertinent information.

Surnames: BOSTICK BOSTIC
Submitter: Bernard Bostick (bernardbostick2@hotmail.com)
Date: 22 Aug 2001
I am looking for any information on Moses Bostick. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: WILSON PATTON
Submitter: Fran O'Brien (fbobrien@citynet.net)
Date: 23 Aug 2001
I am searching for a man named Gus Wilson. He grew up on my great grandfather's farm at Sinks Grove, WV. He was a tenant farmer on my grandfather's farm and was married to a Molly. He died in about 1920 to 1930. If anyone has the history on who my mother referred to as Uncle Gus and Aunt Mollie, please contact me. thank you.

Surnames: MCDOWELL DAVIS
Submitter: David Heeschen (dheeschen@earthlink.net)
Date: 30 Aug 2001
Looking for information about ARCHIBALD MCDOWELL. He lived and farmed at Second Creek, and died Aug., 1813 in Monroe County. He married CATHERINE DAVIS, and they had children Wm. b., Wally, John, James, Hannah, Jane, and Margaret. Any information about these people will be much appreciated.

Surnames: CAMP LOWE SPANGLER
Submitter: Linda J. Camp (ljcamp@casinternet.net)
Date: 01 Sep 2001
Looking for the parents of William Anderson Camp. He married 1st. 1834 Monroe Co., WV Adaline Spangler. He married 2nd. Eliza Lowe. William A. Camp was born in 1809 at Wythe Co., Va, Would also like to know the parents of Eliza Lowe Camp. She was born ca. 1818-20. Thanks.

Surnames: WALKER STEELE WAGGONER STUART TAYLOR
Submitter: Kay Schafer (kay1@yesconnect.net)
Date: 03 Sep 2001
I am getting really confused about my Walkers. My great-great-grandfather was William (P.?) Walker, who was apparently married to a Margaret Steele. Someone in the family many years ago did some searching and believed that William's father was the Thomas Stuart Walker b. about 1802 who married Christine Waggoner, and that his father was Thomas Walker who married Eleanor Stuart and that older Thomas Walker's father was Thomas Walker and Elizabeth Taylor. I can't see how this fits in the text of Walker Family History by June Ashworth. If anyone knows anything about this Walker line - dates, locations of birth, spouses, whatever, any help would be appreciated. Kay

Submitter: Arley Meadows (ameadows@dol.net)
Date: 12 Sep 2001
I would like to contact any descendants of Madison Meadows (c.1834-?) and Mary Ann Garten (1834 -?). In the 1870 census of Monroe County they had the following children: Nathaniel (married Nancy Johnston), James T. (probably married Leana Virginia Buckland), Mary (possibly married Marshall Adkins), and Goodall. They may also have had other children; I find no record of them after 1870.

Surnames: REED WICKLINE
Submitter: Margureitte (swalnut934@aol.com)
Date: 16 Sep 2001
Looking for information on a Burnette R. REED b. 1876 in Monroe Co,WV and died Dec 12,1863 in Greenbrier Co, WV. He married Letha Ardelia WICKLINE And they had six children. Any data on the childen would be great. Please e-mail me direct. Tks Margureitte, Wickline Research

Surnames: COUNTS MADDEN TYGART
Submitter: Mariam W. Schaefer (mariamschf@AOL.com)
Date: 17 Sep 2001
Trying to prove parentage of Harriet Counts who married John D. Madden in 1846 in Monroe Co. WVA. The marriage bond was signed by Samuel Counts. Was he father, brother, uncle? Also have a marriage license for Samuel Counts and Susanna Tygart. Is this the same Samuel? John Madden married Harriet as his second wife. He had at the time a four-year-old son, John. Does anyone know John's parents and his first wife? By 1850 John and Harriet are found in LaGrange, Kentucky, where they lived until after 1870, then went to Jay County Indiana, where John and Harriet both died and are buried in Portland.

Surnames: ELLISON NEELY
Submitter: Arley Meadows (ameadows@dol.net)
Date: 17 Sep 2001
I would like to contact any descendants of Henderson F. Ellison (1834-1904) and Susan Caroline Neely (1841- ?) of the Mercer/Monroe County area of VA/WV. I have been unable to locate her date of death or place of burial. Henderson Ellison is buried at Pipestem, WV, but there is no marker there for her. He was a veteran of the Confederate army, 60th VA infantry. I also wonder if any pictures exist of either of them. Willing to share the information that I have.

Surnames: MILLER BOYD YOUNG KINKEAD(KINKAID)
Submitter: Verla Miller (verlamiller2@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Sep 2001
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/3602
John Miller owned land on the Wolf Creek area about 1750. Anything anyone might have would be of interest. His son James married Margaret Boyd, I think in this area. James son James married to Elizabeth Kinkead, had a son John by his first wife, name unknown, married Hannah Young before 1798 in Monroe County.

Surnames: MEADOWS
Submitter: Rose Meadows (rosemkm@coastalnet.com)
Date: 22 Sep 2001
Looking for a Job or Jobe Meadows married a Mary???? known son James A. Meadows born 1812. James shows up in eastern NC , Onslow Co. census in 1850. Have come to a standstill of family line back to Job..Could have the name Harvey in family or George

Surnames: BLAKER MAHAN
Submitter: kay hall taylor (kt3x7@aol.com)
Date: 27 Sep 2001
I am searching for any information on my GGGrandmother. All I know is her name was Elizabeth Blaker, from Monroe County, W. Va. and she married James Mahan. Any information will be greatly appreciated. God Bless.

Surnames: SMITH HAND
Submitter: Tom Smith (simtech@bigfoot.com)
Date: 02 Oct 2001
Searching for information on JOHN SMITH who arried CATHERINE HAND in Monroe County in 1802. He died in 1809. I have a copy of his marriage bond and his will. Am seeking information on his parents and siblings as well as birthdates for all. Have a great deal of information on the Smith's from that area and am willing to share. Thank you. Tom

Surnames: KING
Submitter: Ron King (rongking@adams.net)
Date: 11 Oct 2001
Looking for imformation on Isaiah Hill King born around 1853 Monore county. Farther Jacob King

Surnames: HINTON MILBURN MADDY GWINN
Submitter: Robert Hinton (RobertHinton@Hinton.net)
Date: 21 Oct 2001
I will be pleased to have a 'Look-Up' for the marriage of James David Hinton to Nancy Agnes Milburn. The time frame of interest is 1865 to 1875 (most likely, 1871 or 1872). James David Hinton is a son of David Hinton and Anna Barbary Maddy, of rural Indian Creek (near Greenville). Nancy Agnes Milburn is a daughter of James Milburn and Sarah Gwinn, who emigrated from Monroe County to Carroll County Indiana prior to the Civil War. Thank you for your assistance with my Family History Research, Robert Hinton RobertHinton@Hinton.net

Surnames: APPLING
Submitter: Pat Mooney (MooneyPV@aol.com)
Date: 27 Oct 2001
Does anyone have a copy of a book titled "A History of Monroe County, West Virginia" by Oren F. Morton (pub. 1916, reprinted 1988)? I have seen references to a biographical sketch of DAVID APPLING that is included in this book. I would be most grateful if someone could e-mail me a copy of this article.

Surnames: NEURATH
Submitter: Joanne Sutherland (mb711@mail.clis.com)
Date: 03 Nov 2001
I am doing some research in Union, Monroe County for a family surname of Neurath. The names I am trying to find out about are Ferdinand and Lucretia Neurath. I believe they had a son who is buried in the cemetery at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County. I am looking for information about the name of the son, the time of his death and the name of his spouse. If you have any knowledge of this family, please contact me. Many thanks,

Surnames: AYERS HICKS
Submitter: Annie Ayers Davis (davis1@inetone.net)
Date: 03 Nov 2001
Looking for "any" information on my great grandparents Mike Ayers married to Virginia Francis Hicks who lived somewhere in Monroe County around 1901 or 1905. They had at least 2 children that I know of. Albert Andrew Ayers and Mary Ann Ayers. Location, siblings, children, any dates, birth or death and where they originated or any other information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Surnames: DOSIER-DOZIER
Submitter: john dosier (jdosier_35@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Nov 2001
I AM LOOKING FOR THE DEATH RECORD OF DANIEL A.(ALEXANDER)DOSIER-DOZIER. I THINK HE DIED IN FEB. 1902.ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Submitter: R. Pence (randfpence@stargate.net)
Date: 07 Nov 2001
My wife's ggg grandfather, James Anderson Meadows 1827 - 1893, was born and died in Peterstown, WV. Records show he was buried at Barn, WV. Would someone tell me where Barn, WV. is located? Thanks.

Surnames: DOSIER
Submitter: john dosier (jdosier_35@yahoo.com)
Date: 09 Nov 2001
we are looking for daniel a. dosier death record in monroe co. he died in 1902 and lived just below alserson. can anyone help me on this?

Submitter: Arley Meadows (ameadows@dol.net)
Date: 09 Nov 2001
Looking for an obituary from the 1870-1875 period. Does anyone know of a source for local newspapers of that period? Specifically Monroe and Summers Counties.

Surnames: FOSTER RICE CONLEY
Submitter: Schannon McCloud (mccloud2@zoomnet.net)
Date: 11 Nov 2001
I am looking for FOSTER families of Monroe Co.WV I am wanting to locate the parents of Robert Foster that married Catherine Rice January 12,1824 in Monroe Co.WV Would dearly love to know who his parents were and siblings.Also children for him.I have some names given to me from a nice lady who has the RICE information but want to make sure there are no others.I have William,Silas,John,Arch,Betsy,Jean as some of Robert's children.I have William Robert Foster as marrying Harriett Conley and possibly after Harriett died married again.no proof yet.This family came into Jackson County Ohio.Thanks.

Surnames: AYERS HICKS
Submitter: Annie L. Ayers Davis (davis1@inetone.net)
Date: 18 Nov 2001
Looking for any information on my Great Grandparents Mike Ayers who was married to a Virginia Francis Hicks who lived in Monroe County either in 1901 or 1905. I only know of two children, Albert Andrew and Mary Ann. Thanks.

Surnames: TAYS (TEASS)
Submitter: Marjorie West (sophie53299@cs.com)
Date: 19 Nov 2001
Searching for information on John Tays (Teass) who married Melinda McCaleb. John was born around 1805 and his Wife, Melinda, was born 1809. They were married Feb. 20, 1826 in Campbell County, Va. In the 1860 census they were listed in Monroe County, W.Va.approx. 10 children at that time. I believe Melinda's Father was Thomas McCaleb. I would appreciate any information, especially about Melinda McCaleb Tays.

Surnames: HUFFMAN MCDOWELL
Submitter: mary elkins (maja@stargate.net)
Date: 22 Nov 2001
URL: www.families.org/
Looking for information about Fletcher Huffman who lived in Glace,WV. He married Lura Effie McDowell. They owned part of the land that is now known as Moncove Lake. They had 9 children Edna, Myrtle, Price(Buster), Margaret, Luther, Blanche, Minnabelle, Raymond and Gladys. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: CARTER
Submitter: Barbara Hancock (bah03@hotmail.com)
Date: 29 Nov 2001
I need some help - am trying to find the state and county of Fort Monroe. Marshall S Carter was b 16 Sept 1909 at Fort Monroe,Va and yet cannot find any info on that location in Va. Thought maybe I'd try here since the county name and fort is same and know some early counties of Va are now in WV. Would appreciate any help. Thanks,Barbara

Surnames: WILLEY
Submitter: Arley Meadows (ameadows@dol.net)
Date: 05 Dec 2001
In the Civil War pension records of Eber Willey, Jr., his brother Sira W. Willey mentions some "family records" that he had seen. These would be records of the family of Eber Willey, Sr., and probably his second wife, Judah Syms. Are any descendants of Eber Willey, Sr., aware of such records and/or possibly know their whereabouts?

Surnames: PARKER WALTERS
Submitter: Frances Bailey O'Brien (fbobrien@citynet.net)
Date: 09 Dec 2001
I am answering a querry that was entered by a Pam Tessnear. I wrote the given email address on your querry but it did not go through, therefore, I expect you are no longer at Va Tech. You were wanting information on Bernard Walters and Minnie Mae Parker family. Minnie Mae was my great aunt, and I would like to know if you have any information on her and her family. I would like to know about her. I know she had a great sense of humor. I hope I find you Pam. fran o'brien

Surnames: SEWARD SOWARD
Submitter: Gayle T. Norris (gaylen@ineffingham.com)
Date: 22 Dec 2001
Isaac Seward/Soward, d. 1803, Monroe Co. He was a land owner there and left a will which is recorded there. Where did his son, Thomas Soward go? Who did Thomas marry? When did Griffin Soward leave Va? Thanks for any information. Gayle

Surnames: CARDEN
Submitter: Cathy Thompson (cathy@lightpatch.com)
Date: 28 Dec 2001
URL: www.lightpatch.com
I posted the query below several years ago after learning about the changes in county lines over time between Virginia and West Virginia. If anyone has information, please contact me at cathy@lightpatch.com. I am looking for ancestors of Joseph CARDEN, b. 1755, in Botetourt Co., VA. Records toward the end of his life indicate that he may have lived in Monroe Co., WV, and that his relatives may have been from West Virginia. I have detailed records of my direct lineage from Joseph CARDEN to present day, but am running into a wall finding his predecesors. He married a woman identified in his will only as Mary, about 1775. They had 10 children: Isaac, John L., Rachel, Mary, Allen Dickerson, Robert D., Joseph W. (my direct line), Nancy, Elizabeth, and Jane. Any information regarding the mother, father, etc. of Joseph CARDEN will be much appreciated. Willing to share information on later generations.

Surnames: ARTHUR
Submitter: Brenda Brinson (sis741@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Dec 2001
I am looking for info on my ggrandfather George Washington Arthur 1864-1938. He was at one time the postmaster in Gap Mills. He married Ada Falkner? Faulkner? 1889-1940. I would appreciate any information.

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