Posted Queries for May thru August 1998


DAY, MOORE posted by Nola Jones on Friday, May 1, 1998

Looking for info on the MOORE-DAY families from the Grafton to Bridgeport to Clarksburg area of W.VA. Cora [MOORE] DAY , b.1884 est, STELLA [MOORE] HOLT , b.1885 est, Viney [MOORE] WRIGHT , Cora was married to a Cornelius DAY who died early in 1905 to 1910
CURTIS, WEAVER posted by Nanette Krieger on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Searching for parents of Ada WEAVER born about 1889 possibly in Taylor Co. Married Patrick CURTIS in Grafton in 1912. Brother named Thomas WEAVER. Father possibly William. Mother possibly had previous marriage to a Poling/Poline.
MAY, POE posted by Diann Green on Wednesday, May 27, 1998

POE , James born about 1850 in VA. May have been the son of William B. POE of Taylor Co., WV. Found in the 1870 WV census living in Lincoln Co.,WV with wife Elmira MAY (d/o Jacob W. May & Clarinda A. Huff May) and their first son William. Any help or information greatly appreciated. Lost relative's very welcome!
KERNS, TONGHAM, TOOTHMAN posted by Nancy on Sunday, May 31, 1998

I am looking for infomation on the children of John J. KERNS b. 1778 d. ca 1849 and his wife Elizabeth TONGHAM or TOOTHMAN (not sure which it is). They were married about 1800. Jacob supposedly had 17 children. One was Aaron, one Jacob Staley, one Minerva. Jacob Staley Kerns (d. 1 Jan 1935 while living with his son Thomas A. Kerns) m. Sarah Ellen Shahan. I would like to find documentation of the children. Jacob was born in Taylor Co. but was living in Marion Co. at the time of his death. He spent most of his life in Taylor Co. I have John J. as a son of Michael KERNS b. 1740 Holland m1. Susannah Wetherholt/Wetherhold m2. Barbara Riffle or Riddle. Michael was a Rev. War soldier and I have been told he did a lot of wonderful things in the district of Augustus and Monongalia. I would like to find proof of these children. Could anyone point me in the right direction? Does anyone know if this might be in the Monongalia Story volumes and if so which of 9 volumes would be in? Does anyone know of a will, etc. that would give me these children's names? I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Please e-mail me direct.
DAVIS, HICKMAN, LIPSCOMB, LOUGHRY posted by Rebecca Lucas on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

My gggggrandfather Patrick LOUGHRY married Catherine HICKMAN probably in the 1780's. They resided in Taylor County. Does anyone have info on them. Also, I am interested in finding out who the parents of John (Jehu/Tehue) LIPSCOMB , b.1827 were. He married a Lucinda DAVIS .
GUY, MCCROBIE posted by Laura Guy on Sunday, June 21, 1998

Looking for information on the McCROBIE family from the Grafton area. John Michael McCROBIE , dates unknown, wife unknown, had daughter Dorothy b. 07/17/06 Grafton, d. 1990 Raleigh County, m. Benjamin GUY Jr. Dorothy and a brother were fostered out to a Stover family. Believe there are other siblings. Any & all information greatly appreciated.
JACKSON posted by Larry Jackson on Wednesday, June 24, 1998

John C. JACKSON and wife Permelia Watson JACKSON came to Taylor County, WV from Stafford County, VA about 1860. Trying to verify if father's name was George. Think John had a brother named Daniel who married a Hanna Keener and a sister named Mary who married a Robert Bowling. I am trying to connect with anyone who might be related and have information about John's parents
GALVIN, MCLAUGHLIN posted by Connie Penquite on Friday, July 10, 1998

I am searching info on Patrick MCLAUGHLIN who was born ca 1828 in Ireland and his wife Catherine who was born ca 1831 in Ireland.. There son was John T. MCLAUGHLIN who was born 3 Nov 1860 in Taylor Co W Va and married Bridget GALVIN who was born 1886 in Va.
MITCHELL, ROBINSON posted by Barry Kirkpatrick on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Seeking information of Joshua Owen ROBINSON , born in England on 29 June, 1786 and died in Taylor Co, 5 March, 1858. Parents names are unknown to me. He married Eleanor MITCHELL , on 11 Nov, 1817, location unknown. Children include: Rebecca, b.7 Nov, 1818; James M., b. 17 Sept, 1829; Sarah Jane, born 10 or 13 Dec, 1822; Emily, born 14 Oct, 1825, Ella (Ellen), born 17 or 19, 1828; John A., b. 18 Nov, 1839; Thomas N., b. 25 May, 1833; William J. b. 23 Mar, 1836; Helen M., b. 21 May, 1839 and Ester or Eyester, b. 3 Feb, 1844. Robinson was known by his second name (Owen) and became a land owner and minor county official. I would be happy to share information. Thank you.
HOLBERT posted by Sherry Ray on Tuesday, August 11, 1998

Corborn R. HOLBERT was born Dec 19, 1898 to Franklin N and Sarah Alice Bollinger HOLBERT . I believe he was married to Clara. Corborn died November 1975, Clara in January 1989. Does anyone know of the family? Did they have children? Where are they buried? Did Franklin and Sarah Alice also die in Taylor Co. I have no idea. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
ARNS, GUTH posted by Susan on Saturday, August 15, 1998

Looking for descendants of Ferdinend (Frank) GUTH and Cathrine ARNS . 1880 census indicates they were living in Preston County with father in law (Garrett Arns). Ferdinend age 35, Cathrine 33, Mary A. 10, Garrett L. 8, Clemens L. 6, William H. 4 ,Catharine A. 3, John E. 8 months Other children born later: Joseph B. & James L. Family records and newspaper articles indicate they lived in Grafton for years. Cathrine & Ferdinend died there. At the time of the Cathrine's funeral possibly 1920's. Children living in Grafton were: Mrs. A. E. Gilmore, Mrs. Ed. Rauscher, John E. Guth, Joseph B. Guth and James L. Guth. Other children Mrs. George Walters, of Fairmont, G.A. Guth, of Bridgeport, Ohio, C.N. Guth of Akron, Ohio and W.H. Guth of St, Marys. Cathrine is a sister of my gGrandmother Sarah Arns Barlow. Would love to contact my relatives and exchange information. I have a picture of family reunion taken around 1913.
BARTLETT posted by Kevin Bartlett on Saturday, August 22, 1998

Looking for information on Hamilton Creed BARTLETT and his family. Born abt.1866, son of Hamilton Goss BARTLETT and Catherine McKinney BARTLETT . He married Victoria Yowell on Jan.16, 1890. He had a farm of 61 acres in Pleasant Creek. Family moved to Clarksburg in early 1900's. Hamilton disappeared around 1913, whereabouts unknown? Date of Death? Also interested in his whereabouts of their farm? Was in W.Va. recently, interested in knowing who lives or lived down Bartletts Run on Lower Pleasant Creek Road. Referred to by locals as C. Bartlett Hollow Road. In addition, heading toward Grafton on Rte.119, you come to an intersection and turn left onto Rte. 250. At the crest of the hill, there is a sign pointing to Bartlett Road. Was there another Bartlett that might have lived down this road? There appears to be an old farmhouse still standing. Does anyone know lives or has lived there? I am also interested in the Upper Pleasant Creek graveyard. It is on land once part of the Benjamin B. Bartlett farm. Who owned this land or lived here before ? Last, but not least, if anyone knows any information on the BARTLETT family from this area, I would appreciate sharing information.
DEMOSS, ROBERTS posted by Mary Dawson on Thursday, August 27, 1998

I am trying to find any information on William DEMOSS b 24 Apr 1897, d May 1970 in Bluefield, WV. I know he was married to Mildred Leona ROBERTS b 21 May 1898 Hazzard Pa, d 2 Jul 1978 in Coshocton, Ohio and they had a daughter, June Elizabeth b 30 Aug 1920 who was born in Graften. I am hoping maybe that is where William DEMOSS was born at Grafton. If anyone has any information that would help me, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
BENNETT, CUNNINGHAM posted by William Bennett on Saturday, August 29, 1998

Looking for John ? BENNETT m. 1760 to Catherine ?. John's sibling was Joseph BENNETT 1785 m. 1-29-1799 to Phebe CUNNINGHAM 1782 with 13 OR 14 siblings. Need from Joseph to John and back.
HUMBERSON, HUMBERTSON posted by Joyce Bearden on Sunday, August 30, 1998

Seeking info on any of the surname HUMBERTSON OR HUMBERSON in VA. Mary Humbertson m William Crow 19 Sept. 1793, Esther Humbertson m James Barnard 1 July 799, Jane Humbertson m James French 3 Apr 1811, George Humbertson m Lydia Winebrenner 25 Feb 1812, Jacob Humbertson m Lillie Miller 9 May 1887, Salem Humbertson m Catherine Koontz 10 Apr 1834. I believe they tie into the Humberson family. Any info on any of these Humbertsons or Humbersons sure would be helpful.
MARQUESS posted by Marlene Roddy on Monday, August 31, 1998

Looking for info on Isaac T. MARQUESS buried at Sandy Creek Cem, 1861, Thanks.
BROHARD posted by Dave Powell on Monday, August 31, 1998

Hunting for family of J.D. BROHARD of Taylor Co, VA (WV) at the age of 25 y. d. Apr 22,1857. Buried Todd Valley Cemetery, Placer County, California.
GALVIN, MCLAUGHLIN posted by Connie Penquite on Monday, August 31, 1998

Searching for info on Patrick McLAUGHLIN who was born ca 1828 in Ireland. His wife's name was Catherine, and she was born ca 1831 in Ireland. They had a son named John T. MCLAUGHLIN who was born Nov 3 1860 in Taylor Co W Va. John married Bridget GALVIN who was born 1866 in Va. They were married 10 Jan 1893 in Taylor Co W. Va.

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