Posted Queries for April 1999


FERGUSON, VANDERGRIFT posted by Sharon Sprouse Bramhall on Monday, April 5, 1999

Benjamin FERGUSON , Civil War soldier & spouse of Harriet VANDERGRIFT t, was living in Grafton in 1890. Does anyone have any death information on him? I believe he was a Confederate soldier. Any advise of where to seek Confederate info? (Source: 1890 Virginia Special Civil War Census, Courthouse Dist., p. 77 microfilm) Thanks much! Sharon
DAUM, DOBBINS, HEWITT, SANDS, TRUE posted by Carol Thornton on Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Believe these families lived in Taylor Co.from the mid 1800's to late 1980's: TRUE , DAUM , SANDS , DOBBINS , HEWITT . Can anyone help? Thank you, Carol.
HAWKINS posted by Eric Morris on Monday, April 12, 1999

Looking for information on the siblings and ancestors of Jeramiah HAWKINS (b. 1838) and his father William HAWKINS . Jeramiah's mother was Judah (Judy) Hoskinson. Jeramiah married Lucinda Metz in Marion County, WV in 1863.
ABEL, CLELLAND, TUCKER posted by Kathleen Rizer on Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Seeking further information on this couple -- James ABEL b. about 1854 in Greene Co., Penn, married 11 Jan 1877 in Taylor Co. to Virginia TUCKER , dau. of J. Harrison TUCKER and Drusilla CLELLAND . Virginia TUCKER ABEL was born in May 1850. They had a son Waitman ABEL born about 1878. The family is in the 1880 Taylor Co. census. Were there other children? Would like complete dates.
GARBERSON, HOTT, SWEIR posted by Judith Groat on Tuesday, April 20, 1999

I am looking for Abraham HOTT , born 9, May, 1812 married to Mary Ann SWEIR , parents of John HOTT , born 4 Nov. abt. 1854. John married Arvilla GARBERSON .
PROUDFOOT posted by John Morris on Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Seeking info on PROUDFOOT family in Grafton from 1850 to 1930. Any and All info will be appreciated.
BARKER, HARR, MASON posted by Kathleen Rizer on Wednesday, April 21, 1999

I believe Columbus N. MASON was born about 1858; he married Ida M. HARR 13 June 1886 in Marion Co. Ida was the daughter of Zumri Harr and Louvina BARKER . According to a land record Columbus and Ida were in Taylor Co. about 1900, but I did not find them in the 1900 WV census. Would like death dates and children.
BRAGG, JARVIS posted by Beth Jarvis on Sunday, April 25, 1999

I am looking for info. on my grandmother, Nina BRAGG JARVIS , she married B. JARVIS . My father is Marvin JARVIS , uncles: Landis, Berle, Jimmy, Robert, and aunt Florence. Any info. is appreciated.
CURRENT posted by Aletha Arnold on Tuesday, April 27, 1999

James: CURRENT I, born 1730, in Ireland. Moved to Grafton, WV mid to late 1700's. Married to Margaret Richardson, born 1737. Five children, James, Martin, John, Molly, and Enoch. Enoch stayed in Grafton. James went to Indiana. Where did Martin and John go? Reason to believe IL and KY respectively, but have no proof. Any information would be very helpful to me and several others. Thank you
KEENER posted by Jeanie Lieb on Thursday, April 29, 1999

Lorin Hildebrand KEENER b :9-20-1878 d:10-20-1951 Elias Elbert KEENER b:10-4-1844 d:7-26-1925. His father: Joseph C. KEENER b:abt. 1844 d:? Is anyone working on this line? I'm looking for information on Joseph C. Keener and his probable father Samuel KEENER , who may have been born in Greene County, PA and settled in Wickwire north of Grafton. Both Lorin H. KEENER and his father lived in Fairmont in Marion County.
DUNHAM, HARRISON, RILEY posted by Julia Sterrett on Friday, April 30, 1999

I am looking for information on Margaret DUNHAM . Her father was James DUNHAM who married a REED; James was the son of Mordecai DUNHAM . Margaret married William H. Harrison RILEY (1815-1884) and they had a son Mordacai Dunham RILEY , b. 4/18/1842 near Philippi in Barbour County. Does anyone have any data on Margaret or her ancestors/descendents? I'd be happy to share what I have. Thanks. Julia

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