Posted Queries for July thru August 1999


ATKINSON, BOWELL, CRAYCRAFT posted by Dan Craycraft on Friday, July 2, 1999

I am searching Taylor county for all spellings of the surname CRAYCRAFT : Cracroft, Cracraft, Crecroft, Crecraft, Creacraft,Craycroft, Craycraft other related surnames: Bowell, Atkinson
GALVIN, MCLAUGHLIN posted by Connie Penquite on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

I am searching for info on Patrick MCLAUGHLIN b. ca 1828 in Ireland. His son was John MCLAUGHLIN b. 1860 in Grafton, West Virginia. John married Bridget GALVIN, b. 1866. They were married in Grafton in 1893. Would like info on John and Bridget's families.
BARKER, BONNER, WILLIAMSON posted by Kathleen Rizer on Friday, July 16, 1999

Charles Elliott BARKER was born 28 Sep 1867 in Marion Co., the son of David BARKER and Eliza J. BONNER . Charles married Margaret WILLIAMSON in 1894 in Taylor Co. I am looking for death dates for this couple.
WILSON posted by Darlene Reed on Saturday, July 17, 1999

Is there anywhere online to research Taylor County Courthouse records such as birth, death, marriage, etc. I am interested in researching the ancestors and decendents of William Alfred WILSON . I think he was born in Grafton around 1914 and died in 1998 and was married to Leora Frey. They lived on High Street and on Walter Street in Grafton. Their first child was Joanna Lee Wilson. His mother was Anna Mariah Adams and father may have been John Wilson
STONE posted by John C. Morris on Sunday, July 18, 1999

Emma Alice STONE , m. John Towles, (circa 1880's) seeking info on family line. Father, I believe was Frances Marion STONE .
MERCER posted by Rebecca Lowe on Thursday, July 29, 1999

Looking for John L. MERCER in Taylor Co., wife Nancy Davis sons: Clyde, George John, Marshall Dent, Prince & Dell(Dale).
FLANAGAN posted by Bridget Noland on Tuesday, August 10, 1999

James P. FLANAGAN of Grafton was my great-grandfather. He died April 1909 per one of Charles Brinkman's columns. It states he was the oldest son of John and Mary FLANAGAN (so there must have been siblings). It also says that he owned an establishment (I think that means tavern or bar. Any help appreciated! Hello West Virginia! Bridget
PARRIOTT posted by Pamela Wheeler on Thursday, August 19, 1999

Source: History of Butler County Iowa, 1883; "Roby R. PARRIOTT was born in Taylor County Virginia, February 2, 1808. He was the son of Richard PARRIOTT (born 1765 or before). They were of French/Welsh descent....Roby married Abigail Howard, born in Ohio." In 1827 he emigrated to Vermilion County, Indiana, and then on to Illinois. There he and other PARRIOTTs; Knighton, Owen, Manly, Richard (perhaps his father), and Deborah, spent large amounts of money purchasing many acres of land. Roby moved to Butler Co., Iowa in 1854 where he purchased 2,500 acres. He was instrumental in getting the railroad across Iowa, and is listed as a prominent person in the county history. I have been unable to trace the family roots in Virginia. Many descendants of the Parrott (no "i") family have placed Roby in their family tree. I'm not convinced that he belongs there, as many Parrotts imigrated to the colonies at different times in history. Thank you for your assistance--hope you can find these people in your early census records, or other. Best wishes, Pam Wheeler
LEONARD posted by Brenda Boyt on Sunday, August 22, 1999

I'm looking for the parents of Nancy Jane LEONARD born 19 May 1845 in Marion County. Her brothers' names were Wesley, Jim, Fletcher, Zelis and Will. She married Willett Doolittle 5 May 1864 in Taylor County. Died in Carbondale, Ohio. Their oldest child Melvin Henry Doolittle was born in Taylor County in 1866.
DEMOSS, LANHAM, UPTON posted by Anita Schultz-Peters on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Seeking information on Jonas S. DEMOSS who was living in Taylor County in 1850. He married Mary Ann LANHAM 6 August 1833 in Monongalia County. She was the daughter of Samuel UPTON and Mary Ann LANHAM .

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