Monroe County Genealogy: 2002 Query Archive - January to June

Submitter: Janet (
Date: 06 Jan 2002
I am looking for any information on Earnest Garden Clark b.1885, Awilda Mae Jones b.1897, Edward G. Jones b. 1869, Mintie Lee Bostic b. 1873, Christopher Bostic b. 1850 and Francis (??)Bostic b.1853. I believe all of the above were around Monroe county, Union, Caldwell, White Sulpher area. Any information would be appreciated.

Submitter: Tammie Richmond (
Date: 08 Jan 2002
I have just recently started trying to find out information about the Copeland and Campbell's of Monroe County for my family tree. My grandmother is Margie J. Copeland and was married to Howard Campbell. They had one son named James Howard Campbell. I would appreciate any information you could send me about my family history. I do not have any idea of the dates of birth and so forth. I do know that the old home place of my grandmother was just outside of Rock Camp heading towards Union, WV.

Submitter: K Taylor (
Date: 10 Jan 2002
Looking for MJ BURN who left this query in 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." I believe many of these people are my family. Rubie Stover is My Grandmother. Would love to here from you!

Submitter: Brenda (
Date: 10 Jan 2002
I am looking for any information on James Terry and Tabetha Pinkley/Pinkney, as well as their children. Any information on parents, locations of burials or where else they may have lived. Also looking for anything on their son Augustus. Thanks

Submitter: Ruby Burditt (
Date: 14 Jan 2002 I am looking for the cemetary where William Burdett and Jane Scott Burdett are buried. Have heard they may be in Swope Cemetary. Does anyone know the location of Swope Cemetary? Any information you have would be greatly appreciated!

Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 16 Jan 2002
I would like to contact descendants of Rebecca A. Vass, born in Monroe County, VA, in 1855, and her husband James Graham, born about 1815 (yes he was much older than her). I believe they had at least one daughter, a Mary Jane Graham (I don't know year of birth). The parents of Rebecca A. Vass were Rice C. Vass (born 1835) and Lucinda Willey (born abt. 1835). I am especially interested in any information concerning Lucinda - I am trying to corroborate that she was a daughter of Eber Willey, Sr., and his first wife Rebecca Maddy. This Lucinda Willey and Rice C. Vass had at least two other children: Mary, born about 1856, and Eber W., born about 1859. Any help greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Larry Dodd (
Date: 23 Jan 2002
Looking for information on any of my ancestors that served in the Confederacy during the Civil War, particularly Wm. C. Dodd who was believed to be a Sharpshooter. Any information would be greatly appreciate. Wm. C. Dodd married Malinda Skaggs. Larry Dodd Salisbury, Maryland

Submitter: carole thomas (
Date: 24 Jan 2002
i am searching for descendants of william davis of 1777 m Molly Packwood. father richard. children rachel[joseph ellison], editha, jacob [eunice dixon] most of grandchildren moved to jennings, madison, indiana area in 1810's

Submitter: Jerry Miller (
Date: 01 Feb 2002
I am looking for the ancestors of John Copeland, born 1795/1796. He married Mary Polly Raines, born about 1800. They had a daughter, Nancy, who married William Broyles, May 10, 1842. I believe John moved to Monroe County from Albemarle Co., Va. Any information will be appreciated.

Submitter: Betty Petrochko (
Date: 02 Feb 2002
Searching for info on Thomas Burns born abt 1823, married to Elizabeth Carter. Their daughter Elizabeth Frances Burns, born 1849 in Monroe County, Wv. was my great grandmother. I realize that Monroe county was once a part of Greenbrier county so perhaps this family might be found in either county. Elizabeth Frances married Frederick C. Diem from Germany. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Betty

Surnames: GWINN
Submitter: D. Mankins (
Date: 03 Feb 2002
Does anyone have any information regarding Anna B. Gwinn of Monroe County? I believe she probably lived there during the mid to late 1800's, perhaps early 1900's. I do not know if Gwinn was her maiden or married name, but she wrote poetry. She wrote a poem about my ggggrandfather cutting down the Royal Oak tree outside Union, and I am trying to get information on her to find this poem. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: Brenda Wimmer (
Date: 03 Feb 2002
I am searching for James Huffman born ?1844-1850. I do not know anything else other than he was married to Polly Cooper around 1870. He later changed his last name to Wimmer because a Wimmer man had taken care of him. I am also interested in finding info about the Lesters, namely a Thomas and Nancy Lester. Thanks, Brenda

Submitter: S.Wood (
Date: 09 Feb 2002
Searching for death record and burial place for John Gilbert Wood(s) born c. 1843 Patrick Co. VA. Also looking for date of death and burial place for Samuel Wellington "Sam" Garrison born c. 1836 Augusta Springs, VA. Both resided in Monroe County 1880.

Submitter: Earl Schenck (
Date: 17 Feb 2002
Searching for info on John Keenan and spouce Mary Williams. John came to Monroe/Greenbriar Counties about 1795 with parents. Married and moved on to Jackson County, Ohio.

Submitter: Steve Dawidowicz (
Date: 13 Mar 2002
Looking for any information on Archibald Withrow, born February, 1828, in Monroe County, Virginia. Archibald had at least one child, Sarah Withrow, born March, 1861, but uncertain whether that was in Monroe County or elsewhere. Sarah was always known as "Jane" and married Isaac Robert Littell, eventually settling in Minnesota.

Submitter: Kathy Copeland (
Date: 13 Mar 2002
I am researching Louisa Simms/Sims and Ransom Copeland who were married about 1840 in Monroe County, WV. Their son, Solomon, is my greatgrandfather. Ransom eventually settled in Missouri where he served as a Union officer during the Civil War. Louisa died (not sure when or where) and Ransom married Polly Turnbough. If you know this family, please email me at Thank you, Kathy

Submitter: Shirley (
Date: 20 Mar 2002
I am looking for any information on: Alexander Carnes found him listed in the 1820 Monroe Co. WV Census. If some one could check dead books and deaths would help me a lot. All help welcome. Any info on this surname: also spelled Carnes, Carns, Karnes, Kerns, Curnes

Submitter: roy noll (
Date: 22 Mar 2002
I'd like to have any information on Nancy Susan Carter, who married Charles Edward Baumgardner on 11/2/1890. Als information on Charles Edward Baumgardner sister Lousia Baumgardner born 1865.

Submitter: Rosemary Petersen (
Date: 24 Mar 2002
Looking for ANY info on migration of Patton and Parker families from Monroe Co. to Roane Co, WV. They may have traveled with the Jacob E. Groves family in the 1850's. James Bratton Groves, son of Jacob was born on Parkers Mountain , Monroe Co. 9-21-1835. His mother was Ann Francis Parker. James married Martha Susan Patton , daughter of James and Mary A. Patton, 2-4-1871 in Roane Co. Sister to James B. Groves, Mary Elizabeth b. 3-17-1853 married Andrew C. Patton in Roane Co. 5-5-1883. The Groves family was on the 1850 Census for Monroe Co and the Roane Co. Census for 1860.

Submitter: Mary Ann Censky (
Date: 26 Mar 2002
I had ancestors born in the 1850's at Turkey Creek, Monroe County. Does anyone have any idea where Turkey Creek is located in Monroe County? Thx very much.

Submitter: Brent Taylor (
Date: 03 Apr 2002
I'm looking for any info. pertaining to a Walter Taylor, born ca. May 15, 1879 and married a woman named Melissa Wade Kounse, born Sep 2, 1886. I think they might have been married in Union, WV on Dec 23, 1903. I know tons about their family on downwards, but absolutely nothing of his ancestors, where he came from, and anything having to do with his siblings. All I know is that he was supposedly from the Monroe County, WV area. Any help would be appreciated--he was my GG Grandfather. Thanks! Brent

Submitter: Corinne Diller (
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Charles FRIEND died about 1816, a tavern-keeper in Union, also had land on Turkey Creek and Dropping Springs. First wife Nancy had died long before; second wife married 1794, was Nancy Agnes KELLEY. His estate was taxed as late as 1831. Is she the Nancy Friend, age 75, on the 1850 Floyd Co., Ky. census? Need help accessing estate records, deeds, etc., that might help prove heirs to this estate.

Submitter: Ken Matheny (
Date: 09 Apr 2002
I am looking for information on Lorenzo D MATHENY (MATHENEY), b c 1827, m Virginia HANDLY 23 Dec 1848 in Monroe Co VA. He appears in the 1850 census for Monroe Co VA as follows: Twp. 39, p.424, #779: Lorenzo Matheny 23 VA tailor, Virginia 20, Harriet I. In particular, I would like to know the name of Lorenzo's father. His mother's name was Nancy, and she lived in Alleghany Co VA. Can someone tell me if Lorenzo is in the 1860 census for Monroe Co? Many thanks.

Submitter: Sue Taylor Durham (
Date: 17 Apr 2002
I am trying to locate Mary Jane Stallworth that is researching Ballard and Taylor. I have some information for her and I have lost her e-mail address. Reply to

Submitter: John N. Smith (
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Researching Smith/Hoghead/Hogsett in Monroe County. Any information on these families will be appreciated. J. Smith

Submitter: Doris White (
Date: 27 Apr 2002
JAMES ALLEN signed a marriage bond for Betsey Allen in 1807 who married BARTHOLOMEW LANE. In 1800 he signed another marriage bond for MARY ALLEN who married JOHN GREENLEE. After 1830 BARTHOLOMEW LANE moved to Jackson County, Ohio. A deed dated 1827 shows where JAMES ALLEN Sr. gave 100 acres of land to JAMES ALLEN Jr. He had given 100 acres of land to ANDREW ALLEN. The land was located at the headwaters of TURKEY CREEK in the Augusta-Botetourt-Greenbrier district. HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED on this family

Surnames: BEAMER
Submitter: Mary Sias (
Date: 04 May 2002
In 1860 my great grandfather joined the Monroe Guard - which eventually became part of the 27th Virginia Infantry Co D. His name was William B. Beamer. However on the original roster cards signed upon enlistment there are two signed as "Byrd Beamer" and "Bird Beamer". Does anyone know which one might be William B. Beamer? Have been puzzling over this for a long time and cant seem to find an answer. Any assistance will be truly appreciated. William was 23 and his parents were John N. Beamer and Obedience Mitchell Beamer.

Submitter: Patricia Warren (
Date: 20 May 2002
I am researching my g-g-g-grandmother Keziah Kounse, wife of John Kounse, who was living in Monroe County in 1799 and is mentioned in property records in that year. I'm looking for her maiden surname and other information about her and her family, etc. Her husband's name is sometimes spelled Counts, Kouns, Koontz. Their son George Kounse also lived in Monroe County, where he died in 1865.

Submitter: Roger Kilpatrick (
Date: 23 May 2002
Roger Kilpatrick,son of Charles Kilpatrick, came to Monroe from Augusta Cty, Va.c1780.d.1797. Children: Thomas m twice -Jenny Henderson 1793. 4 children;Jane,Anna,Madison,John. M Jamima Wilson 1806. Moved to Scioto Cty,Ohio.Had several more children there. Nancy,m Joseph Morris. second marriage,moved to Fayette Cty,Ohio c 1807. James b 1787,m Nancy Smith,dau of Bruten Smith, 1806. dau Sarah b 1807 in WV.Went to Fayette Cty, Ohio c 1807-had total of 13 children. Mary, m a Barton (Bartin) Lettice m Hugh Paul. Jean, no info. Roger had land between Indian and Hans Creek in Red Sulphur Springs area.Connected to Hogshead family. James & Thomas changed name spelling to Kirkpatrick c1800.Any info welcomed.

Submitter: Melissa Crawford (
Date: 28 May 2002
I am looking for information related to my great-great grandfather who was born in Monroe County, VA (now West Virginia). His name was Augustus William Crawford and was born in 1819. He married Mary Polly Clay in 1843. Augustus and Mary had at least one child - Augustus Clay Crawford (my great grandfather) who was born on May 10, 1853 in Winifrede, WV. Augustus William died in 1886 in Kanawha County, WV. His father was Oliver Crawford and his mother was Elizabeth McDaniel. I don't have any information about their parents or birthplaces. I do know they were married on March 5, 1817.

Surnames: ANDREW
Submitter: betty jacobson (
Date: 30 May 2002
Searching for descendants of Andrew Crosier and his wife Elizabeth Maxwell who settled in Monroe County in late 1700's. Anxious to learn more about the above, birth, marriage and death dates and their family, especially Hannah.

Submitter: David E. Clower (
Date: 01 Jun 2002
I am searching for my great-grandfather, Alexander Smith. He was born in Monroe County in about 1851, the son of John Smith and Olivia Humphreys. John and Olivia had several children in Monroe County. Upon the death of Olivia, Alexander is said to have moved to Missouri and possibly remarried. I would like to know more about this family. Did he move to Missouri, remarry and have other children? Any help would be appreciated. This family is related to the Miller, Ballard and Mann families in Monroe County.

Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 23 Jun 2002
My great-great-grandparents, Madison and Mary Ann Garten Meadows, are in the 1870 Monroe County census, Forest Hill township. I cannot locate them in the 1880 census (in Monroe, Summers, or other counties) and believe they may have died between 1870 and 1880. Any suggestions on locating an obituary? The University of WV at Morgantown does not seem to have the area newspapers for that time period and I cannot get a record of death without knowing when they died. Any help greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Richard Armstrong (
Date: 27 Jun 2002
Searching for Winebriner/Winebrenner/Winebrimer family in Monroe County - Jbin (or Jabin) was born there in 1846; need to know his parents. He married about 1870 to a Bostic; need his wife's parents and the date of marriage. Thanks,