Monroe County Genealogy: 2003 Query Archive - January to June

Submitter: Leland Ross (
Date: 02 Jan 2003
John Ross married Nancy Ellis, (daughter of William Ellis of Virginia,) in Bedford Co. Va. in 1811. They moved to Monroe County Va.(WVa) before 1820. They lived there until their deaths in 1862 and 1850. He had land around Kellys Creek,Kellys Run. 2 of his sons married the daughters of Barnabas Johnson of Johnson Crossroads. Who were John Ross's parents? I have more info. on this family that I will be glad to share.

Surnames: MCDANIEL
Submitter: James E. Wilkerson (
Date: 02 Jan 2003
Searching for descendants of McDaniel from Monroe Co, WV. My grandfather was born in West Virginia and his name is William McDaniel. Year of birth was either 1864 or 1865. I located a William McDaniel on the 1870 (listed as age 6) and 1880 (listed as age 15) census records of Monroe Co that could possibly be my grandfather. Would like to make contact with anyone searching the McDaniel line from Monroe Co, WV.

Surnames: BOYD
Submitter: Anita Williams (
Date: 06 Jan 2003
Looking for information on James Boyd family. James is in the 1860 census for Monroe Co

Submitter: John Gray (
Date: 09 Jan 2003
Gray - John 1784-1855, m1 Susannah Thompson, Monroe Co., VA(WV) 1816. Moved to Union Co., OH, where Susannah died childless. John m2. Julia Ann Sherman, and I descend from this marriage. I believe John to be connected to the Gray's of Monroe and Greenbrier Counties, VA(WV) but can not make the connection to any of the family there. There is at least one researcher who believes he was a son of John, Jr., and his wife Mary Reaburn.

Submitter: Leland Ross (
Date: 15 Jan 2003
Looking for information on "the Monroe County Militia" during the civil war in Monroe County Va./WVa.

Surnames: CARSON
Submitter: Dave Copenhaver (
Date: 19 Jan 2003
Researching Carson surname in Monroe Co. (W)VA. Joseph Carson C V Carson Bryce or James Bryce Carson c.1860 Thanks, Dave

Submitter: Helen Roth (
Date: 20 Jan 2003
Looking for any information about Sarah Mann, b Monroe County 1829/31. She married James Barton in Monroe County about 1851. Thanks

Surnames: REED
Submitter: Bob (
Date: 03 Feb 2003
I'm seeking an 1870 Monroe Co., WV Census listing for a John (bc 1840)and Sophia Reed (bc 1848), and their children,Andrew (b 1868)& Joshua (b Jan, 1870). They may have been residing on the property of another county resident as i have yet to find John as a "head-of-household" for this particular census. They had moved to Monroe Co. around 1868 from Floyd Co., VA, where both John and Sophia were born. Please copy any responses to my personal e-mail address as well. Thanks very much, Bob

Submitter: Lura bostic elkins (
Date: 05 Feb 2003
i am looking for information on my great grandfather whose name was john burns. He was married to martha winebrimmer. my grandmother's name was eula mae bostic. They lived in greenbriar county. They may have been from glace in monroe county.

Submitter: J. Smith (
Date: 15 Feb 2003
Looking for any info on early Monroe/Greenbrair families of Smith, Hodshead, Patton, and Fleshman. Thanks, J. Smith

Submitter: Susan Early (
Date: 23 Feb 2003
Looking for info on Burtia Edgar White, Sr. and his wife Clara Thelma McDowell White. I believe his mother's name was Susan Price White and her mother's name was Agnes McDowell. Burtia, who went by Edgar, and Clara were my grandparent. I think they were born in Monroe County and moved to Greenbrier County in 1957.

Submitter: jessica(
Date: 04 Mar 2003
I am lookin for any information on an Elijah Peck born around 1879in Union, Monroe, West Virginia according to the 1879 census.It seems that he lived with his grandfather William Cooper. I would appreciate any information on the two.

Submitter: jeffrey keener (
Date: 06 Mar 2003
i am seeking any info on the smith family that resided in southern monroe county. my grandfather was earl a. smith. he had two brothers: algie and herman, and two sisters mamie and reba or ruby. he is buried in lindside in the orchard cemetary. i am especially interested in what happened to his father, james burley smith. james was a farmer who was married to emma shaver. i am also interested in the pease and ellis families, who resided near alderson wva. my great-grandfather was james w. ellis who was born near wolf creek in 1844 and died either in portsmouth, oh. or monroe county in 1932. my great-grandmother was the daughter of robert pease who died in alderson 1905. any help would be appreciated.

Surnames: BACON
Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 15 Mar 2003
Looking for any information on Robert C. Bacon (b. about 1827). He was in the 1870 Monroe County and 1880 Summers County census'. His wife was Nannie; children listed were Nathaniel (b.1864) and Mary Jane (b.1868). Robert C. Bacon was in the 1850 census in Mecklenburg County, VA. He died in Summers County, WV, in 1884. I am especially interested in what the "C." stands for in his name.

Submitter: kate ross (
Date: 25 Mar 2003
Hello: I believe Edmund Dunn of Monroe Co., (W)V served in the War of 1812. What book/publication would have that information? Any information is welcome. Kate Ross

Submitter: Elizabeth Dudek (
Date: 28 Mar 2003
Look for info on Andrew Bostick Married to Martha Sousin Bostick, children I have are William B. ,Eddie W. , Harry , Atch(real name Adam Mairon ), Elburn, Clarance, Henry married to Jenny Weikle and Ella May married to Mairon Glenn Bostic and 2nd to Potor Burns. My connection is to William B. Bostic married to Margaret Mason there children Henry Henderson Bostic, and George William Bostic. William Bostic was killed during a Railroad accident in Cass Poco. Co Wv. any infromation apprecated.

Submitter: Arley Meadows (
Date: 28 Mar 2003
Looking for descendants of Willey W. Syms (Sims), born about 1863, Monroe County, VA (WV). He was a son of Allan Syms and Judy Willey. Willey Syms married an Ellen F. surname unknown) and they had at least two children: Paul K. and James L. Syms. I have Willey still alive in 1930 (he appears, with his wife, in the 1930 Monroe County, WV, census). Allan Syms and Judy Willey Syms were still alive at least until 1900 (they were in that census). Judy was a daughter of my g-g-g-grandfather Eber Willey and his first wife Rebecca Maddy. I would especially like any pictures that may exist of Judy Willey or others in the family. ANY help greatly appreciated. I am of course willing to share any information that I have extensive on the Willey line; not much on the Syms).

Submitter: Georgeanne (
Date: 11 Apr 2003
My ancestor, John Estill, was murdered on Indian Creek by John(or James?) Stuart in 1779, or 1780....there is reference to the proceedings of the trial being moved to Richmond, but nothing more. Why did this happen, what was the outcome? I would appreciate any information.

Date: 18 Apr 2003
Ada Solomy Lemons 1869-1955 was born one of nine children to George W. Lemons 1815-1892 and Eliz. Francis Murdock 1843-1925, Sinks Grove. I don't have a handel on when George and Eliz. moved to Kansas, but their daughters were born there in 1900 and 1904 respectivly. Who were the Murdocks' of Sinks Grove? John Murdock did he have brothers? and his wife D. Erskine, where did she come from? Ada recalls, in a 1930's letterto dau. Mamie, that many family records were lost durring a family moved to Texas. Are there still Murdocks in WVa.? or in the region that are of this linage?

Surnames: BROYLES
Submitter: Angela Dent (
Date: 11 May 2003
I am looking on informatino for a member of my grandfathers family. His name is Wilbur Broyles. He had brother who's names were Andy, Henry, John and Charlie. His sisters names were Lil and Mae. If you have information concerning Wilbur Broyles, I would appreciate your help. Please email me. I am also looking to find old photos of this entire family. I am trying to compose a book of family history and info on this side of the family so far as been very limited.

Submitter: Karen Clifton (
Date: 12 May 2003
I am looking for the father of Francis Piles b. 1810-1820. Francis was thought to have traveled from Monroe County to Ohio with the family of Samuel Wiseman and Anna (Swope). He married their daughter Susannah Wiseman 1838 in Ohio.

Surnames: ROBERTS
Submitter: Terra Browning (
Date: 16 May 2003
I am looking for any information on my great grandfather, Charles Henry Roberts. I know that he was in St. Clair, Hawkins County, TN in 1891. I gathered this info from the 1891 Male Enumeration documents. In 1894 he married a widow named Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Carroll) Weems. She had three children from her first marriage: Gracie, Hollis, and Ollie. Charles and Lizzie had two children together: Joshua and Blanche. Lizzie died in 1903. In 1904 Charles married my great grandmother, Lucy Colyer. Charles and Lucy had two children together: Georgia and Henry(my grandfather). Lucy died in 1939. Charles is buried in the St. Clair Cemetery. He died in 1957. There is some feeling that Charles may have come from Monroe County, WV to Hawkins County, TN. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Sue Sautermeister (
Date: 20 May 2003
I am trying to find the names of the parents of James Fury who married Elizabeth Wickline/Wicklein, daughter of Jacob and Maria Catharine Spahr Wickline, in 1820,in Monroe County, VA/WA. Their children were: John, James, Elijah, Mary Ann, Susan, Amanda, and Jacob Fury. All of these children were born in Monroe County.

Submitter: Pam Hass (
Date: 26 May 2003
I am looking for information on Joseph Taylor, Wife Eliza Jane [Archey] and children: William, Joseph, Charles, James, Virginia, Mary [Mollie], Nannie and John. They lived in Monroe Co. approx. 1857-1862. The last 3 children were born in Monroe Co. Joseph's occupation in the 1860 Monroe Co. census was farm manager, I don't know for whom. I've seen the School Children - Monroe Co. list for 1858-1861 that is posted on this site, and James, Joseph and William are on it. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

Submitter: Drema Mankins (
Date: 10 Jun 2003
I am having difficulty finding information on the Derieux or Derrieux family that lived in Monroe County from about 1790 to at least 1850's. My ggggrandmother, Mariah Agness Derieux, married Joshua Hall 11/27/1831 in Monroe Co. They lived there the rest of their lives. Mariah (also seen sometimes as Marie Davis Hall) was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South of Union until her death in 1897...does that church still exist? I cannot find anything on Joshua or Mariah's parents or siblings. Their children were George W., Lewis Caperton m. Nancy Ellen Fisher, Samuel Robert m. Serena A. Mitchell, Augustus C., Charles Matthew m. Sarah Bostic, Mary, John Allen, William Maston m. Delilah Taylor & Mary Agnes Murdock, Fannie Catherine m. Abel Alexander Taylor, Sidney, James Oliver m. Harriet Harvey & Mary Etta Comer, & Sydney Jane m. Leroy Raines. Lewis is my gggrandfather; Lewis' son Thomas Alexander Hall (m. Sallie Ann Taylor, d/o James N. Bowyer & Mary Cather! ine Taylor)is my ggrandfather. Their homeplaces were on the Knobs outside Union. I have a marriage bond for Henry Thomas Jefferson Derieux m. Sarah Taylor in Monroe Co. 12/15/1817 (she died shortly after & he went to TN) signed by Henry Derieux & John Hull. There was a William H. Derieux who was a tailor in Union around 1830; he m. Elleanor Morgan, d/o Benjamin Morgan & Anne Ellis. Their son, William P.H. Derieux (also a tailor), m. Virginia Green Pegram, d/o John W. & Fannie Pegram approx. 10/26/1856. I have also seen references to Lewis Derrieux, Civil War soldier, and Frank Derieux in Morten's, "History of Monroe County." If anyone can provide any additional information on Derieux/Derrieux or Joshua & Mariah Hall's parents/siblings, I would be grateful. This has become a true brick wall!

Surnames: REYNOLDS
Submitter: Gary Uresk (
Date: 29 Jun 2003
I am looking for information on Charles Reynolds born in West Virginia in 1808. Where could I look to find birth information. I am specifically looking in Monroe County.