Virginia / West Virginia Queries
A Page  For  Those Researching Their
      Virginia / West Virginia Families 
Queries have been submitted to me by researchers through e-mail or by snail mail:  I am pleased to add any query of families in the VA or WV area that might help other researchers. Just contact me at the following email ~


I think this will be a great help for those who are on the net and working on their Virginia or West Virginia families -   here's how it works.
       People who send queries by email or snail mail will have their queries printed here for all to see. That way readers of this page on the Internet will be able to contact them whether the submitter has the internet capabilities at home or not.
       Just remember that I must have your regular postal address to print with the query....... 
       To just send your query you may do so from this page of  VIRGINIA/WEST VIRGINIA
QUERIES page. Just send it to me via e-mailand I'll take care of the rest.  Please do include your postal address..

BE  SURE and  give names, places of residence and a time period with each surname in your queries.
QUERIES SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN FIFTY (50) WORDS. (I don't actually count - just estimate)
                 {There is no limit to the numbers of queries you may submit}
                 {Editor reserves the right to edit queries to allow for space.

Of course, if you would like to, and I do hope you will - you can view my own Virginia and West Virginia Ancestors, too, through myAhnentafel Page.(Doesn't anyone connect to me?)I have LOTS of ancestors from that particular area.

PLEASE - let them know you saw their query on the net, through my site.   Thanks and enjoy!!![don't forget to send the important S.A.S.E. when you want a written response from a submitter.]

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Want a great book to help you "Surf the Net?" Then you need Cyndi Howell's book titled "Netting Your Ancestors" published by GPC. She tells you EVERYTHING you need to know and things you didn't know you even needed! Cyndi has the greatest list on the Internet and now has a link for the state of West Virginia. For help in finding sites for the 'Almost Heaven' area - go to:

  Another  neat site on the Internet!  Do you ever have trouble calculating a birthdate from a tombstone
inscription? I have and imagine many of you do. Check out this URL by Ben Buckner. He gives you a chart to help calculate also the age of death in the year-month-day format. It is a step beyond what we generally find.            It is a great page!!!
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Trying to find  a Harvey Newton HARMON who married Letitia/Lethia and they had a daughter, Sylvia, who later died in OH. She was born 1907--1910. She and her younger brother (name never known) were dropped' off  December 1921, at the Fairmont Children's Home in Alliance, Ohio. They were  born in WV with Harvey Newton being born possibly in VA. Sylvia did disclose that her mother's surname was HATFIELD. She also believed that her name was originally HERMAN but most likely was HARMON or HARMAN. Sylvia died in 1931 of tuberculosis, leaving her daughter orphaned as a baby. No other information seems to be available. Submitter would appreciate hearing of ANY information at all..
    Kim Martin - 310 So 5th Street, Salina, KS 67401                                                                                        [email:]

I am looking for any living half brothers and sisters of Francis Bohrer. Their names would be Jerry, Nick, who was a deaf mute, Barbra and Gloria, who were living in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The father of Francis Bohrer was a George Bohrer who was living in Paw Paw, West Virginia and the step mother's name was Doris Chambers.  If anyone knows anything about this family, I would appreciate hearing from them.
     Frank Bohrer - 650 S. Alton Way, Denver, CO 80247 (720-532-0776)                                                            [email:]

I am looking for any distant relatives of the Haddix family from Mannington, WV. My Grandmother waws Bertha Leona Haddix and she died in Neffs, Belmont County, OH in 1980. She had many siblings including Clarence, Homer, and Harry Haddix. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows of this family.
     Kim Zywczky -1060 State Street, Vermilion, OH 44089                                                                                     [email:]

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the Edward Parrish (1748-1813) family Bible? It is referred to in "The Parrish Family" by Scott Lee Boyd's on page 79. Edward died in Monongalia county, (W) VA in 1813. Help!
      Ruth Ann Parish - 11306  31st DRIVE, S.E.,  Everett. WA 98208                                              [email:]

I am looking for any information on a William RileyChannel, who was b. 2 Jun 1867, s/o Lsrael Channel. On William's death certificate, it said Lsrael Channel was from Spencer, Roane Co., WV. William Channel m. Lora Mae Carpenter who was b. 8 Aug 1873, d/o Hez and Rebecca Carpenter. Lora had a sister Mollie (m. ? Harmon) and brother Warren. [editor's note: it is possible that Hez Carpenter was actually a Hezakiah Carpenter. Submitter said the death certificate for Lora Mae Carpenter stated her father was "Hez"].  Appreciate any help at all.
     Lori Mae Sheppard - 1336 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221                                      [email:]

I have been unable to determine the parents of my great grandfather   Lovell Harrison Middleton  married Susan Ann Robey, daughter of Elias Robey,  8 Mar 1847  in Fairfax County, VA. The minister was a Rev. Pasco. The marriage register of Arlington Co., VA shows that they applied there for a license, but neither Arlington Co., nor the Richmond state archives are able to produce a copy of the application. Lovell died 13 Dec 1872 in Loudoun Co., VA.   A death certificate provided from Richmond states that his consort (wife) said he was 69 at his death and that he was born in Fauquier Co., VA in 1804.   Lovell does not appear in any records of Fauquier Co.   Researchers in VA....anything you can offer would be appreciated.
    Bernard Al Middleton - 1633 S. Cresthill Drive, Spokane, WA 99203                                        [email:}

I descend from John Parrish (1694-1751) of Goochland County, VA. I am looking for anything on that Jhon (that is the spelling given) Parrish, a William Parrish (1700), a son  Valentine Parrish, a son James Parrish (1825)  who married Catherine Hews. James is the father of my grandfather Wesley Parrish of Alabama. Appreciate any information on these families at all.
    Letha Parrish Brown - 913 Wood Street, Latrobe, PA 15650                                                             [email:]

Looking for information on Thomas Carpenter. The name of his first wife is unknown but he had children: John, Benton, and French (David). He m/2 Christina Hicks Buckbee and she had children - Okey, Ethel and Ocee. This spelling is not positive.  Thomas and Christina had one child together, named Vinton Ray Carpenter. This Carpenter family lived in Webster County, WV. It is believed that Vinton Ray Carpenter was born in 1912 and it is possible that Christina was 1871 but have not proof. Can anyone help me?
    Janie Nelson - 9270 Roley Road,  Sugar Grove, OH  43155                                                                [email:]

I am researching the family of Samuel Carpenter and his wife Clarissa Stewart in Minisink, NY.  She was the d/o Silas Stewart & Margaret Webb, who was d/o Jonathan Webb and Mary Knapp and was 1st cousin of her husband, Silas Stewart. She  m. Samuel ca 1819. He was b.31 Jul 1780  and d.26 Apr 1856. Clarissa d. 26 Mar 1873 and is buried in the Decker Family Burial Ground. They had children: Silas S., Margaret, Sarah, Moses W., Emily and Temperance S. Carpenter. Does anyone have any leads on these offspring.  There is a book "Descendants of John Stewart" by Ronald Lee Stewart, PhD, that is wonderful.
     Robin Carpenter -  28 Thompson Road,  Hanover,  NH  03755                                                          [email:]

Solomon Sells b.20 Sep 1750 PA, d. 3 Apr 1816 Washington Co.,VA. His 1st marriage produced John Sells, b. ca 1774 Bedford Co.,(now Huntingdon) PA. John m. and had Samuel, William W., John Jr., Margaret, Abraham, Sarah, Anthony Simeon, Jacob and last - Benjamin who was b. Washington Co., VA  on 10 Dec 1811. The 2nd wife of Solomon was a Margaret Ashbaugh. Seeking land records on Solomon who has been proven to have been a Patriot by DAR. Need help on his son, John and any proof that John is father of Benjamin. Appreciate any help at all.
      Brenda Hare  - 4218 Morelle Road, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-6739                                                [email:  Brenda-Hare@Cedar-Rapids.Net]

I am interested in finding the Hawkins family of Lunenberg Co.,VA. Isham (no date) had a son William Howard Hawkins b. 1818 and d. 1906. William then removed to Franklin/Nash Co. area of NC. Also interested in the Daniel family in Mecklenberg Co.,VA.  The earliest Daniel person  I find is Stark (1700's) and his son, Robert. If anyone knows of these families, please contact me. I would appreciate it.
       Elbert Robbins           - P.O. Box 4092,  Salisbury,  MD  21803                                                                    [email:]

I am working on Catherine Sullivan b. 1756, m. Joseph Swope/Swab 3 Apr 1774, and she d. 12 Mar 1820 Wolf Creek, Monroe Co.,(W)VA. She is buried in the Wolf Creek Cemetery there in Monroe Co. She was the dau. of Timothy and named in his will which was proved 15 May 1801 in Greenbrier Co.,(W)VA. Also named in his will was his wife Caty, who is believed to be a Raney or Ramey. Can anyone help me?
       Bette Butcher Topp -  1304 W. Cliffwood Court, Spokane, WA 99218-2917                                                  [email:]

My name is Pamela Testerman, and my maiden name was COLLINS. I am searching for my birth mother. Her name is Judy Dingess, which I believe is her maiden name. She was very young when she gave birth to me and was from Logan, West Virginia. I was born 1 Jan 1962 - or so my Maryland birth certificate says. I was adopted by Z. Franklin Collins and Ruby Lucille Collins. We eventually moved to Tampa, Florida i 1969. If anyone has any information they might be able to give me, I would greatly appreciate it.
                    {Editor's note: I believe it is extremely important that we know our family medical history and Pam should be able to know about hers.BBT}
    Pamela Collins Testerman -   PMB #185    516-D  Rivers Highway,  Mooresville,  NC   28117                              [email:]

Charles and Eunice Fisher had a daughter, Hannah, who was b. ca 1793 probably in Harrison Co.,(W)VA. She was m. in 1817 to Jacob Bush in Lewis Co., (W)VA. Is anyone working on this family? I would appreciate hearing from you.
     Shannon White -                                                                                                                                         [email:]

I am looking for Aaron Bush who was b. 20 Apr 1828 in French Creek, WV and he m. Mary Brunk in 1849 in Brown Co.,IL. Aaron is listed in the 1850 Brown Co.,IL census. He died in Greenwood Co., KS. Need his parents and anything on his siblings and family.
     Elaine Nichols -                                                                                                                                              [email:]

Seek parents of William, Silas and Basil Bailey b.between 1786 and 1798 in old Berkely Co., VA, (which is now Morgan Co.,WV) near the Sleepy Creek area. The brothers migrated about 1815 to Champaign (later Hardin) Co., OH, where all three are listed in the 1820, 30 and 40 federal census.
Wm. Bailey m. Mary Alcott 28 Apr 1817 Champaign Co and he d. 6 Dec 1853 Hardin Co; Basil  m. Catherine Hullinger 27 Nov 1828 Champaign Co., and d. 5 Oct 1843 in Hardin Co. Silas m. Harriett Rial 2 Jun 1829 Logan Co. Probably two Bailey sisters remained in Berkeley/Morgan Co., WV. Elizabeth m. George Unger and Hannah Bailey m. Adam Bohrer. If anyone is working on this family, I would appreciate hearing from you.
    William A. Donahoe - 21281 Blue Ridge Mountain Road,     Paris, VA  20130                   [email:]

Seeking parents of Warwick Butcher b. 1819. He is listed in Nicholas Co.,WV census and he m. Mary Margaret Dilley. He enlisted in the Confederate Army - Co. C, 19th VA Cavalry. Had a brother Thomas and a sister Nancy. Does anyone know this family?
     Lola Butcher Given - Rt.1 Box 23, Frametown, WV 26623                                                     [email:]

Trying to confirm the parents of  Mary Bush who m. Tyler Clayton in Marshall Co.,(W)VA in Jul 1840. Mary b.VA 1824 - have no date of death or burial. Their known children: John Wesley b.1838; Jacob b. 1844; William b.1845; Elizabath b.1847; Sarah b.1849; Margaret b.1854; Rebecca b.1859, and Cristina b. 1861. Additional possible children: Isaac M. b.1863; George T.b.1865 and Susan J.b. 1869.
      Lia Williams - 101 Northern Pin Loop, Aliso Viejom, CA 92656-6056                                   [email:]

I am looking for a Tom Butcher, who was an old Army friend of my father. He would be about 64 now, served as a Staff Sargeant inNY/NJ ca 1964-1965. He was supposedly from the state of West Virginia. I am anxious to contact him. If anyone knows of this person, please contact me.
      Eric Brooks -              [email:]     (14 Nov 1999)

Looking for information on Emily B. Butcher b.19 Nov 1832 in VA. She was d/o James Butcher and Sarah ?CLEM?  Emily m. Major Ward Bradford 21 Apr 1851 in Clark Co.,MO. They had children: James Corwin Bradford b.4 Mar 1854 and Henrietta Bradford b. 1858 both in Crescent City, CA. Emily d. 10 Feb 1866 at her mother's home in Clark Co.,MO and in buried there beside her mother. When and where did husband Major Ward Bradford die?
     Judy McGhee Caufield -  9145 W.W. Mountain View Lane, Tigard, OR  97224  [email:]

Benjamin Wine and Nancy Williams m. 1836 in Braxton Co.,WV and had son, George Perry Wine who m. Martha Ann Rose also in Braxton Co.,WV. George & Martha had son Adam G. Wine who m. Bessie Mae Radcliff in Webster Co.,WV. Is anyone working on this family and can share information?
     Joann Erickson  -                  Fairbanks,  AL                                               [email:]

Looking for the father of William Morgan Butcher who was b. 3 Jan 1848 in Dille, WV.
     Charles Butcher - 361 Patoka Place,  Carmel, IN 46032                            []

I am looking for Daniel R. Carpenter and his parentage. He is listed on the 1840, 50, 60 Census of Eaton Co. Many Carpenters are buried in Delton Center Cemetery in Eaton Co, MI. Daniel's gravestone is missing from that cemetery but the records there show he is buried there. Census says he was NY and the 1830 Chautauqu Co in the Harmony census division. His oldest son, Otis, was b. Oakland Co., MI. Otis m. Sally A.and they moved to Oneida Twp, then Delta Twp, where ch. William, Cecil, Daniel & Diana were born. Apprecate any help finding this family.
     Kristine Carpenter Guthrie  -  1745 Hamilton Rd.,  Suite #330, Okemos, MI  []

Would like to have info on children & spouses of this family: Henry Angus Lamb b.16 1867, d.12 Nov 1937 Weston, Lewis co.,WV, s/o Kidmore Lamb and Margarite Sleeth. He m. Martha Goldia Fox, d/o James Fox & Anna VanHorn. Mary Margaret Lamb b.21 May 1868, m. Wm. Richard Dorsey. She d. 18 Oct 1937. They had issue: Wm.Richard Dorsey, Jr. . Wonena Stutler; Margaret b. Aug 1890; John b.Apr 1893; Anna b.Mar 1894, m. ?Ward; and Mary b.Mar 1898. Can anyone help me?
     Betty Robison  -  4514 U.S. 422 N.W.,  Southington, OH  44470-9720                     []

Bazil Derry was b. Apr 1786 Bedford Co.,PA s/o Mary Derry, b.bef 1775. Family was from Loudoun Co.,VA and finally settled in Georges Twp., Fayette Co.,PA. He was a famous hunter and m. Mary/Polly Shultze in 1812 in PA. Need names of Mary Derry's parents and her husband's name. She was known as "Old Moll, the witch" and also known as "the fortune-teller of the Revolution". She has been written about in several folk-lore stories and reportedly carried a "erdspeigel" (looking glass/crystall ball) from which people sought her advice. Appreciate any help at all.
     Joan Brown Derry   -  337 N. Earlton Rd., Havre de Grace, MD 21078            [email:]

I am looking for the family of Joshua Butcher, 1750 VA, m. Sarah Clark. He is listed in the 1781-97 Washington Co.,VA Survey Records in Powells Vallen (Part 4 pp.312.) They had sons: Jimmy (m.Sally Dingess); Floyd B.; John Green Butcher. Sally & Jimmy had 10 issue: Shan; Emily, Sarah Ann; Dave; Allen; Joshua; Lewis; Mont; Zet; & Melvin. Thomas Enoch Butcher m. Anna Blair and had: Hulett Tracey (m. Lucretia Gilman); Willard; Jimmy; Bonnie; Dicie; Betty; Anna Mae & Sylvia. Most of these families lived in Logan Co., WV. Does anyone know of this people? Appreciate any help.
     Karl T. Butcher -    16 Hamill Road, Huntington,  WV 25701                          [email:]

Looking for info on Catherine Naomi Booher who m. Robert C. Smith in 1948. She was the d/o Othie Tony Booher and Elizabeth Mart (Norton). Othie 1969. I would appreciate any information about the families of these couples.
     Carrie Smith-Roberts    - P.O. Box  1892,    Winston,   OR 97496                   [email:]

Solomon Carpenter was the first born son of Jeremiah Carpenter and Elizabeth Hamm, who were married ca 1815 in Nicholas or Braxton Co.,(W)VA. Who was the wife of Solomon - was it a "Betsy" - either Knight or McElwain? If anyone has proof of either , please send it to me.
     Richard Carpenter -  474 Live Oak Trail, NE, Cleveland,  TN 37323    [email:]

Need to find the origin for a Joseph W. Courtney VA (prob. now WV) ca 1814. He m. Mary Hulderman who was b. in VA 1816, poss. d/o John Hulderman of Harrison Co.,WV. Cannot prove she was his unidentified child of that year. John was b.2 Aug 1768, d. 1867 Harrison Co.,WV m. Sarah -?-. Joseph and Mary had six children VA before they moved to Monroe Co.,OH ca 1849.
     Janis Carrell  - 3724 Custis  Road, Richmond, VA                                                [email:]

Jacob Carpenter/Zimmerman was born Switzerland in 1777. He married Margaret Borror and they lived Hardy Co. and then in Barbour Co.,WV.  Did they marry in Switz? I know nothing about them before I find them in Hardy Co. They had a dau. Hannah who m. John/Jehue Weese in 1833.  Jacob and Margaret died within 5 days of each other in Aug 1851 and are bur. in Coon Hill Cemetery in Barbour Co. Does anyone of this know of this family? I would appreciate any help.
     Jackie Greathouse                                                                                                        [email:]

Looking for the following surnames in WV: BOSTIC, CARPENTER, GREEN, KIERNAN, RICE, WILLIAMSON, RUCKMAN, and HINKLE. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that researches these families.
    Richard L. Carpenter -  474 Live Oak Trail, NE,  Cleveland, TN   37323    [email:]

Looking for family of Arnetta Bush b. 1865. She had three known brothers, Joseph, James & Reece. One sister - name unknown. Arnetta m. Charles White b. 1845, in Putnam Co.,WV 24 Dec 1889. They resided in Milton, WV first and then in Huntington, WV. Arnetta's mother's maiden name possibly could have been Staley, do not know her father's name.  Need help on both Arnetta and Charles and their parentage.
     Diana Lynne Majeski -   501 Hart Avenue,  Minerva,  OH 44657         [email:]

Looking for information on Ernest Bezner who m. Grace Marteney in Morgantown, WV. They later divorced. Had one daughter. This was during a period of 1925 - 1929. Grace moved to York Co., PA and remarried. What happened to Ernest? Appreciate any help.
     Louis Ressler   -   832 Gunnison Road, York, PA   17404                                      []

I am looking for information concerning the family of George Cole and his wife Martha Alice. What was her maiden name? George's father was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. He had two wives and had twenty-two (22) children. One known son was Jerry Cole, who sometimes used the initial of "D". I have a picture of George and Martha. Not sure of area where they lived in western VA. A grandson of George lives in Hurricane, WV. Can anyone help me at all. I certainly would appreciate it.
     Vivian Oberlander  -  8701  Van Bussum Road, Eagle River, WI 54521      [email:]

Searching for parents and other information on Averil Harris ca 1801 in Wood Co.,WV. He was living there for the 1820 and 1830 censuses. He m. Laura Ann Terrill on 9 Jun 1821 in Washington Co.,OH. Their children were WV and also in OH. Any information will be appreciated.
     Harold L. Chambers - 656 E. 130 S.,  Dietrich,  ID 83324          [email:]

Searching for Kent relatives in WV. James Edward Kent b.10 Mar 1860, d.17 Mar 1923. He m. Mary Frances Morgan who was b.5 Nov 1859 and d. 21 Nov 1957. Need information on both their parents. They lived in the area around Sandyville, Jackson Co.,WV. Appreciate any help.
     Jennifer Kent Almers  -  2853 Wofford Road,  Charleston, SC  29414       [email:]

Juliann Butcher was b. 10 Nov 1810 Bath Co.,VA and m. Thomas Wanless 1830 in Pocahontas Co.,WV. Of their 15 children, 9 were VA; 3-4 in IL and at least 1 was IA. Need the parents of Juliann and her siblings. Does anyone have that information and can help me?
     Evelyn Morris Huerd  -  P.O.Box 222, Ridgefield, WA 98642              [email:]

A Boutwell Hawkins appears in the 1846 Nelson Co.,VA Marriage Records to Nancy J. Harding. They are in the 1850 census of Appomatox Co.; 1860-1880 in Albermarle Co.,VA. They had 11 children.
 Nicholas C. Harding m. Elisabeth Carter 1836 Nelson Co.,VA. They were in 1840 census there; 1860-1880 in  Appomattox Co. He m. Angeline Chick ca 1850 and he had 7 children.
 John Boutwell appeared in court records of Fredricktown, VA 1804 in a dispute over a will. Need other  information on the Boutwell's of Virginia.
        Meredith Campbell-Risen  -  469 Earl Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 [email:]

Seeking info on James H. Stewart b. Brooke Co.,WV on 24 Jan 1841. He lived in Washington, PA before moving to KS in 1881. He served with the Union Army in the Civil War. Need his parents and siblings.
     William Pierpont - 6916 El Standra Circle,  Wichita, KS  67209-2109   [email:]

Edward L. Parrish b. 26 Sep 1852 in VA/WV , m. Rosetta Barrett 17 Nov 1891 in Christian Co.,IL and he d. 31 Jan or 1 Feb 1899, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. Their dau. Alta May b. 8 Oct 1892 Christian Co., IL m. Lewis Edward Runion on 8 Dec 1910. She d.there in 1918. Odd thing with this couple - they had 4 boys but they d.before they were 6 yrs.old. Alta only lived to be 20 yrs.old. Does anyone have any info on this family?
     Don Williams   - 17446 SW Granada Dr., Beaverton, OR  97007          [email:]

Herman Francis was from Harrisville, WV. He m. Lena Barker who was from Marietta, OH. He d. ca 1960 and they had 12 children. Is anyone working on this family and can help me? It would be appreciated.
     Miriam Francis  -  24 Dune Road,  Enfield,  CT  06082                          []

Maria Burgstaller arrived from Austria ca 1901 with her husband, Stephen Fromm and children: Hannah - 3 yrs.old; and Felix - age 1 yr. They lived in Gentry, WV where Stephen workin in Pochantes coal mine. In the early 1900's Maria just left her family. What happened to her? Does anyone have knowledge of her or this family?
     James Gilmore -  3 Alton Road,   Newark,  DE    19711                          [33382@UDel.Edu]

Looking for info on Norman Butcher who m. Martha Moore on 2 May 1880 in Calhoun Co.,WV. She was d/o Jacob Wm. Moore and Almarinda Wayne. Appreciate any help.
    Ann Moore - 5209 SW 32nd Ter., Topeka, KS  66614-4014      [email:]

Need info on John Carpenter and his wife Frances Smith. They Cabell Co.,WV 1841 and had 4 children: Fannie, Mahaley, Matilda & Jesse. Matilda m. Matthew Morris Bright in Apr 1879 and In the obit for Matilda it mentioned she grew up in Putnam where they lived for 40 years. Tradition says she was Cherokee Indian. Does anyone know of this family and can prove this information.
     Josette Bright - 3461 N. 53rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68504         [email:]

Francis and Jane Burrell may have founded this family line either in ENG or Prince Georges Co.,MD. I have a Francis Burrell who was father of Rebecca Burrell, wife of Aaron Henry, whose will was dated 1824 in Monongalia Co.,WV. Was told that this Francis was s/o Peter Burrell b.8 Sep 1710, m. Mary Elizabeth Knight and he d. 1751 Frederick Co.,MD. This Peter might be s/o the 1st Francis and Jane mentioned above. Does anyone have knowledge of this family?

Seraiah Stratton b.7 Jul 1740 poss. Hartford Co., CT d. after 1793 in Pendleton Co.,WV. Need his 1st wifes name. He is said to m/2 Hannah Auger. He was also listed in Greenbried Co.,WV where he was said to be Capt. in the Militia. He was s/o Seraiah Stratton and Eunice Case. This Seraiah was s/o William Stratton and Abigail Moore all of Windsor, Hartford Co.,CT. Appreciate any help on this family.
     Bette Butcher Topp - 1304 W.Cliffwood Court, Spokane, WA 99218-2917     [email:]

Looking for information on Augustus Swartz who served during the Civil War, as a Confederate soldier from VA. He lived in and around the Charleston, Kanawha Co.,WV area. Any info would be appreciated.
     Phyllis E. Jacoby -   P. O. Box 203, Orefield, PA 18069    [email:]

Searching for the children of John Powers of Frederick Co.,VA and Frances Whitehead of Amherst Co.,VA who married on 24 Sep 1792. We have 5 (five) David Whitehead Powers in our family and believe this must be the connection but have not been able to prove it as yet. Appreciate any help.
    Winifred Powers Dixon -  1350 Walenta Drive,  Moscow,  ID 83843     [email:]

Searching for relatives of William Howlett who d.on a farm in VA ca 1861-1865 (Civil War period) - Where? His wife was Elizabeth and some of their poss. eight children: George, Amanda, and John. Elizabeth returned to Havre de Grace where she later m. a Forsythe. Can anyone help me with this family?
     Bobbie Tiernan -  46 Begonia Lane, Levittown, PA 19054       [email:]

Looking for the first name of Carpenter, who m. Cressie Oldaker prior to 1838 in Lewis or Harrison Co.,(W)VA. Second marriage was to William Sandy in Harrison Co. in 1838. Does anyone know this couple?
     Ed Oldaker -   737 S. Pico Circle,   Mesa, AZ  85206-2039         [email:]

Looking for Kathryn Jane(Kate) Butcher b.23 Nov 1888 Weston, Lewis Co.,WV, m. Mathew Beck Kirby 22 May 1909. He was b.10 Dec 1877 Marshall Co.,WV, d. 1958 Muskingum Co.,OH. Kate d.there 1951. They had ch: Carl Tillmon Kirby; Paul Jackson Kirby; Geraldine Kirby; and Icie Grace Kirby. Appreciate any contact with researchers working on this family.
     Adrianne Hopkins - P. O. Box 1463,  Tucker,  GA 30085-1463

Henry Muirhead/Muirheid b.5 Oct 1763 Londoun Co.,VA m. Nancy -?- (Who?) He was Rev War veteran and migrated to Hickman Co.,TN, then to Yazoo Co.,MS, then to Holmes Co.,MS where he 1845. He was s/o William MUIRHEAD/MUIRHEID b.14 Feb 1715 in Hunterdon Co.,NJ, m. Mary (poss. Smith or Phillips) in NJ. They migrated to Loudoun Co.,VA where he d. 26 Jun 1810. They had ch: John; William Jr.; Charles; Andrew; Enoch; George; Daniel; Joseph; Isaac; Henry and Mary. Really searching for the maiden name of Mary, wife of William (b.1715) and of Nancy, wife of Henry. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     Carol Martin -   P. O. Box 693,  Higganum,  CT 06441      [e-mail:]

Need parents/siblings of James Carrel b.29 Aug 1812, d.7 Oct 1887 Seneca Co.,OH. He m. Jame Dillon ca 1835 in Ohio Co., WV, where she was b. 6 Jul 1814, d/o Jacob Dillon and Marjorie Adams, also d. Seneca Co.,OH 14 Jul 1885. Their 1st child Thomas b. Ohio Co.,WV. Also need parentage of Jacob Dillon and Marjorie Adams. They had land in Ohio Co.,WV early 1880. Children were: Martin, Robert, Jacob, George, Marjery, Sara, John, Jane Gray, Magaret Kenady, Mary (Polly) Dillon.  Jacob Dillon Sr. d. 1833.
     Jean Carrell Froese - 422 E. 16th, Spokane, WA 99203                            [e-mail:]

Need parentage of Levi Newhaus and wife, Margaret. He b. VA ca 1798, she b.NJ ca 1802. They had ch: George (m.Victoria Prescott 1855); Mary Jane b. 1825 Westmoreland Co., VA, [m.Franklin Baldwin 1843], d.1885 Wellsville, KS; Susan b.1827 Wellsville, KS [m.Wm.T. Hurd]; Elizabeth b. ca 1830 VA; Ellen 1835 VA; Virginia (Jannie) b. ca 1847 in OH.  This family intermarried with the Baldwin family that Mary Jane m. into in the Ohio River Valley.
     Judy Corey -  3678  Olde Cottage Lane,   Bonita Springs,   FL 34134-1999

Searching for info regarding Abias "Avis" Harmon 1826, m. Sarah Jane Wilson on 24 Dec 1851. She b. 1838. They lived Greenbrier Co., WV. Children: John C.; Winfield Scott; Lurinda Bell; Sara Jane; Caroline; Thomas L.; Mary; William I; Bessie (West); and Callie. All the ch. used Harmon as spelling.  Mother of Abias/Avis was poss. Lurinda and he was thought to be illegitimate and carried his mother's surname. Father was poss. a Daniels. We think we descend from the Heinrich Adam Hermann/Harman line. Like to correspond with any Harmon links and appreciate any help.
      Janice Harmon -   245 W. Stagecoach Tr., Inverness, FL  34452 [e-mail:]

Dillard Baldwin b. VA 1814, m. Mary Ann -?- who was living in AL in 1840's. D. & bur. Shelby Co.,AL. Need surname and parentage of Mary Ann and any vital data for this family.
     Roy Evans, Jr.   -   371 Pioneer Circle,  Hoover,  AL 35226

Researching Nimrod Scott b. 15 May 1819 in VA. He m. Maria Reger and they possibly lived in Hampshire Co.,(South Branch of the Potomac), Monongalia Co., Lewis Co., Ritchie Co., WV and then moved to Wayne Co. and Lee Co.,IA. Does this fit with any other Scott families?  Appreciate any help.
      Annette Carroll  -    1325 Cypress Point Dr., Placentia,   CA 92870

Sarah H. Morgan was b. 1804 Loudoun Co.,VA, m. Levi R. Bickell at Licking Co.,OH 28 Nov 1827. Was she sis/o Thomas. Need her parents and siblings. Eleanor Bickle, wid/o Jesse 1849 m/2 James Hood and migrated to KS. Looking for Henry Bickle and any Rees/etc., Pring family.

Jane Fletcher 1778 VA, m. ? McGuire, who was KY. They went to Cocke Co.,TN. Need her parentage.
     Patricia J. Linder - P. O. Box 22, Good Thunder, MN 56037-0022.

Joseph Samuel Adams b. 1762 (per Bible record) m. Elizabeth Seagraves 1792 in Botetourt Co.,VA. She was d/o Samuel & Mary Seagraves of that county. Both families migrated ca 1704 to Warren Co.,KY where the Seagraves remained. Did the Adams families stay also. Bible records say most of them died between May and Jun 1810 in Missouri Territory. This may have been what they meant "out west". My line is from Samuel Adams b. 1800 Botetourt Co.,VA. Appreciate hearing from any interested researcher.
      Gordon S. Adams - 256 Balboa Court, #4, Sunnyvale,  CA 94086    [e-mail:]

Meredith Lucas was 1826 in Giles Co.,VA. Margaret Boldin Perkins was Montgomery Co.,Va ca 1838. Amanda Lucas was b. 1870 Giles Co.,VA and she m. George Williams who was b. 1867 Richwood, WV. He d. in 1941 and was Richwood, WV. I would appreciate any info on any of these people. Need parentage of Meredith, Margaret and Amanda. Can anyone help me?
     Phyllis Rosley - 8013 Hillendale Road, Baltimore, MD 21234.               [e-mail:]

Leonard Eugene Shean b. 17 Apr 1917 Weston, Lewis Co.WV was adopted by his mother, Ethel Lough and husband Bob Shean in Akron, OH. She was b. Jul 1899 Clarksburg, Harrison CO.,WV.  Leonard's biological father was Amman Butcher 1890 Weston. He was Alma Lough, sister of Ethel. My 1/2 brother, Danny, b.14 Jun 1948 in Akron, OH has serious medical problems and it would be very beneficial to trace his medical history. Can anyone help us? It is most important for his own children.
     Patricia Lowry - 254 Schrop Ave., Akron, OH 44312-1232           [e-mail:]

Searching for desc.of John and Ann(a) Carpenter. He 1760 in NY and moved to Monongalia Co.,WV in late 1780's. Their children were John S.(b.NY 13 Jun 1786); all other ch. b. VA - Jane; Prudence Lucy; Mary; Elizabeth; Ashman (b.26 Apr 1801); David; Rowena/Roanna; and Lurana/Lourenna (b.18 Dec 1811). I would like the surname of Ann(a). The given name of "Ashman" was a recurring one and wish to know the origin of this name.Appreciate any help on this family.                                                                                    [e-mail:

Looking for desc.of John Harr and wife, Elizabeth Merrifield. He b. 7 Jul 1777 prob.VA and Elizabeth was b.15 May 1783 VA. Their ch: Phebe, 1801; Sarah 1803; Asahel, 1804; Ethan Alexander, 1805; Richard, 1806; Marcy or Masse, 1809; Mariam 1811; Merrick 1813; Cassandra 1815; Nicey 1817; Eliza 1819; Nun 1821; Zimri 1823 and John Polsley 1825. They lived in Monongalia Co.,WV, section which became Marion Co.,WV.
Elizabeth Merrifield was d/o Richard b. 1747(s/o Samuel Sr. b. 1720 Croat, ENG) and Phebe/Phoebe Tucker b. 1755 both in Frederick Co.,VA. She was d/o Richard Tucker 1720/25 and his wife, Elizabeth.
Robert Reed b. 1802/03 VA or PA m. Malinda Thomas Martin or Riggs, b. 24 Jul 1808, poss. Harrison Co.,WV. Was she the d/o of Jesse Martin or Isaac Riggs and mother Rebecca Thomas. I am happy to share information on any of the families above.                                                                                         [e-mail: or
     Jan Hornick -5594 S.Lansing Courtt, Englewood, CO 80111-4111             ]

Seeking parents of Warwick Butcher b. 1819. He is listed in Nicholas Co.,WV census. he m. Mary Margaret Dilley and he enlisted in the Confederate Army - Co.C, 19th VA Cavalry. Had brother Thomas and sister Nancy.
     Lola Butcher Given - Rt.1 Box 23, Frametown, WV 26623                           []

Seeking information on Caroline Butcher b.10 Mar 1826. She m. William T. Garrett in 1843. They are living in Cabel Co.,WV in the 1850 census and her mother, Mary Butcher, was also in the household. They were in Hardin Co., TN in 1860 census. Would be interested in any information on this family.
     Bill Sweatman - P. O. Box 1577 #61, Whitney, TX 76692      [e-mail:]

Looking for parents of Jacob Derry, who was bapt. Fredrick Co.,MD in a German Reform Church. He m. Margaret Catharine Wintz on 4 Feb 1787 in Fredrick, MD. They moved to Lovettsville, A, and he d.4 Feb 1831. Both were bur. St.James Church Cemetery there and George Derry was Administrator for both wills.
     Richard Derry - 614 Cedar, Quincy, IL   62301

The McKain (& etc) family lived in Berkeley & Frederick Cos., (W)Va from mid 1750's to the end of the century. Willima McKean lived in the Back Creek area of Berkeley Co. from 1769 to 1782 and a William and John McKean lived in Martinsburg area in the 1770's and 1790's. Does anyone know of this family?

Trying to locate John Brannon who lived in Ganoville area of Berkeley Co. at ca same time. Need info on Jesse, Isaac and Rachel.

Also need to find William B. Hays and his wife, Ellen or "Nelly"; William Cochran and his family. Would appreciate any information and help.
     Dr. David McKain - 152 Watson Road, Preston, CT 06365

John Webster Butcher , b. 1843 m. Mary Ann Jones 1 Dec 1870, d. 1931 Londonderry, OH. She was b.1853 and d. 1944.  Need parents of each of these people. They had son William Henderson Butcher b.13 May 1877 Gilmer Co.,WV and he m. Alice Barnhouse 26 Mar 1895. He d.18 Jun 1968 Kingston, OH. Alice was d/o James Barnhouse and Mary Smarr. Need vital info about them. Alice d. 1952 in Chillicothe, OH. Appreciate any help.
      Deborah A. Butcher -  230 Scioto Avenue, Chillicothe, OH   45601-2636.

Peter McCune, Jr. was Margaret Bush. She was b. 24 Dec 1793 Harrison Co.,(W)Va,  d/o George Adam Bush. George 1758 and d. 1 Jan 1805 Harrison Co. His wife was Margaret Hagle, 1763. Need parents of George.
      Stephanie L. Whims - 3582 Greenwich Road, Norton, ON  44203

David P. Webb, was b.9 Feb 1792 Harrison Co.,(W)Va and m. Charity Patton 24 Dec 1813. He d.14 May 1887 Esmen Twp., Livingston Co.,IL. Need proof that Thomas Webb and wife, Sarah. Need her surname. Appreciate any info concering the Monongalia Co.,and Harrison Co., WV   Webb families.
     Judith DeGraeve -  Box 304, R.R. #4, East Moline, IL  61244

Julian (Julia Ann) Butcher b.10 Nov 1810 Bath Co.,VA, m. Thomas Wanless 12 Aug 1830 in Pocahontas Co.,WV and she d. 1885 in OR. The 1880 census says father Germany. Can't find a Butcher family in the 1810 census in Bath Co. except Sally, who is living alone. None there in 1820. The family of Thomas lived in Pocahontas Co. near Huntersville at the time and some moved up toward Green Bank later, so Pendleton Co. is a possiblility.
     Holly Wanless Cochran -                                              Ashland, OR          []

Need info on Andrew Baker and wife Mary "Mollie" Bolling. He 1722, d. Ashe Co.,NC. Could he poss. be the same Capt. Andrew Baker in Prince Edward Co.,VA in 1780's? He had issue: Rev. Andrew; John "Renty"; George; Bolling; Joseph; William and others. Thanks for any help.
       Wayne Baker - 723 4th Ave.,SW, Hickory, NC 28602         [e-mail:]

Need parents of Harvey Carpenter and his wife, Jessica ?. What is her surname? They were grandparents of Hubert Roosevelt Carpenter, Jr. b.1929. Jr.'s parents were Hubert R.Carpenter, Sr. (b.Roane Co.,WV) and Ina Jean Connelly(b.WV) These families resided around Spencer and Looneyville, WV. Appreciate any help.
       Robin Carpenter - P. O. Box 17, Irvine, PA 16329                 []

Katherine Sullivan b.1756 was d/o Timothy Sullivan and poss. Katherine Rainey. Need proof of this. Kath. Sullivan m. Joseph Swope 3 Apr 1774 and they lived Wolf Creek, Monroe Co.,(W)VA. She d. 12 Mar 1820 there. Timothy named her as his will dated 15 May 1801. Is anyone working on this family?
Bette Butcher Topp - 1304 W. Cliffwood Court, Spokane, WA 99218                               []

Looking for the Jean Callahan Jr., who was VA ca 1780. Where? Was s/o Jean Callahan, Sr. and Nancy Bollen. It is possible that they came from PA into VA. Jean Jr. m. Marie Josephe Boudreaux and Thibodeaus, LA in 1844. Appreciate any help on this family.
       Travis J. Callahan - 15102 Lindsay Dr., Abbeville, LA 70510         [e-mail:]

The common ancestor for most members of the Dameron/Damron Family Association came from England to Northumberland Co.,VA in 1600's. Last reunion was held in Wayne Co.,WV. See their web page for more info.
      Betty Damron - Rt.2 Box 156A, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Seek desc. of Caleb RUDE, Rev War Soldier from NJ. Said to have "gone to Monongalia Co.,now WV" in 1780's. Issue by 2nd wife, Mary ROBERTS: Henry b.1794; John b.1796, wives Matilda COLLINS, Mariah SHISLER, Mary BAYLES; Nancy m. ___TAYLOR.
       Deborah Gillen Stanley -319-B Morganville Rd., Matawan, NJ 07747      [e-mail:]

Need parentage of  Elizabeth MARTIN, b.23 May 1821 Wheeling, WV. She m. Franklin NEWELL 1844 in Williamsport, IN, had 3 sons, all d.infancy. 6 daughters married. Eliz. and Franklin moved to IA and in 1859 went to KS where both Pleasanton. Oldest dau. was Mary Marinza. Appreciate hearing from anyone who knows of this family.
      Joy Voss - 31 D Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910

I am interested in the following VA lineages in 17th century and earlier, Europe included:
(Patrick) HENRY, AYLETT, WALLER, HOGE, MASON  (George, John, etc.), VAWTER, NELSON, RANDOLPH, SKETLON, BEMISS, DANDRIDGE, LACY, GOODE, JONES, and WARD. Most of these families were centered around Potomac River and Gloucester/Yorktown area.
       Nelson Waller - P. O.Box 2368, Anderson,  SC 29622    (864/225-0882)

Need info on John Wilmar NORRIS b.1828 Harrison Co.,WV, d.1901 Jane Lew, WV. Wife was Jane MINTER b.1829 Harrison Co. and d.1892 in Lewis Co.,WV. Had 13 children - 5 sons and 8 dau. One was Mary Elizabeth who m. Benjamin KINSEY.

Seeking info on Gabriel T. KINSEY (1807-1870) b. Randolph Co.,WV. He d. 1870, cannot find record of location of burial or his death. His father was Absolem KINSEY b.1741 Sampson Co.,NC, d.Culpeper Co.,VA in 1827. Mother was Pheobe PARKS 1781-1845, old Rappahannock Co.,VA.  Gabriel was in Taylor Co.,VA 1860 census.
       Ruth Justison - 111 Burton,    Morrow,  OH 45152

America V. BUTCHER, d/o Andrew and Rachel (who?), was b. Feb 1845, m. Nicholas Lee CASTO. When? He b. 1844, d. 1918. Ch: Mona Virginia b. 1873, infant b.May 1876, d.; infant b.30 Jun 1878, d.: infant b.Jun 1881, d; and Nettie Dale b. May 1860(?) Need missing dates, data about America. Was "V" for Victoria? Did she more additional marriages? Nicholas, in his 60's, m/2 Marilla CASTO. When/where did he d.?
      Doris    1504 Westover Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060                     [e-mail:]

Any info would be appreciated on the above families of especially Hardy, Hampshire & Randolph counties of for the time period of 1700-1820 in western Virginia. Looking for an Andrew or Frederick. Also, any info re American Rev. War patriots:  John WOLFORD b.1754 PA,  m. Elizabeth  WOOLEVER;  John was b. MD m. Catherine LIEBNER;   James  and  Frederick. Some of their children moved to PA and OH.
I am researching them also.
      Nancy Silkey - 309 Wellesley Rd., Syracuse, NY 13207 [e-mail:]

Joshua Welch   was b. PA in 1770, d. Starke Co.,IN 1854. He m. Fannie Lester in Lunenberg Co.,VA 1794 and had 4 daughers (fourth dau. was Victoria Welch, who m. James Williams. He moved to NC bet 1802-5.  History of Starke Co.,IN says "he worked as a brick mason in Richmond, VA, helping construct many bldgs. there, prob. ca 1788-90. Does anyone know of this family?
     Nadine Holder - 4855 S.Ranch Rd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 (email:

Need parentage/descendants of Edward Boykin 1650 in Huntingdon, ENG. He d. 27 May 1728 Isle of Wight Co.,VA. Ann Marshall, issue: John; Edward Jr; William; Thomas; & Mary. Who were the James and Mary Atkinson who witnessessed his will?
       Betty Atkinson Harris Flesher - 333 W.Lehow Ave. #2, Englewood, CO 80110.

Searching the John Baldwin family of Amherst Co.,VA in 1789. Wife was prob. Jane. WHO? There is a Jean (Baldwin) Atkins in Fluvanna Co.,VA in 1758,who had a daughter, Dorethet? Atkins. Could this be the same woman?
       Daphne Baldwin Birdwell - 210 Oak Street, New Boston, TX 75570

Thomas Leftwich Blankenship, b. Oct --- on Big Island, VA, m. Ella Catherine Gill. WHEN? Thomas was s/o Thomas Sr. Ella was d/o Charlie Gill and Emma Powers. Need info on these people.
       Fred L. Hagan, Jr. - 6990 Gatorbone Road, Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Benjamin Rawlings 1814 Hampshire Co.,WV. Heirs named in 1822 indenture: Leatherman; Julia Rawlings Welch & husband Benjamin; Phoebe Rawlings Smith & husband Reuben; Elijah; William; & Peter Rawlings. Was Julia Newcomb wife of Benjamin Rawlings? Desperately need ancestry of Benjamin - who was not connected to the well known Aaron Rawlings family. Any anyone help?
      Barbara Mullendore Calvert - 40 Cedard Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Need to find origin and parentage of the Hawleys, etc. in 1850 census of Kanawha Co.,WV and surrounding counties. I am familiar with the Hawley families of Raleigh, Preston and Monongalia counties. and am active in the Society of the Hawley Family, Inc. We are updating the Hawley Record for the computer.
      Susan Hawley - 12 Colony, Westport, CT   06880

Who was the mother and wife of John Graves b. 1665 York Co.,VA. He had sons: John Jr. and Thomas both b. York Co. The family removed to Spotsylvania Co.,VA and Thomas m. Ann Davenport ca 1714. Need her parents.
      Wanda Stanfill - 1812 4th St., Woodward, OK 73801-4812

Need parentage of Charles Edwards, who m.(prob.2nd wife) Letty Martin Wade, wid/o Edward Wade and d/o Abraham Martin and Betty Marshall. These families lived in Halifax Co.,VA and surrounding areas, including Granville Co.,NC. Charles d. 1790 leaving issue: James; Maryann Hawkins (m.Britton Mims); Letty (m.Benj. Breedlove); Charles; Jesse; Charsey (m.Drury Mims); Leonard and Mary. Poss. had other children. Would like to correspond with others reseaching this line.
   &nbspThomas m. Ann Davenport ca 1714. Need her parents.
      Wanda Stanfill - 1812 4th St., Woodward, OK 73801-4812

Need parentage of Charles Edwards, who m.(prob.2nd wife) Letty Martin Wade, wid/o Edward Wade and d/o Abraham Martin and Betty Marshall. These families lived in Halifax Co.,VA and surrounding areas, including Granville Co.,NC. Charles d. 1790 leaving issue: James; Maryann Hawkins (m.Britton Mims); Letty (m.Benj. Breedlove); Charles; Jesse; Charsey (m.Drury Mims); Leonard and Mary. Poss. had other children. Would like to correspond with others reseaching this line.
      Linda Brooks Banwarth - 316 Foot Hills Road, Higganum, CT 06441

Ezekiel T. Townsend, b.1794 Bath Co.,VA m. Elizabeth Stout (b.1802 Harrison Co.,(W)VA) on 10 Apr 1817 in Lewis Co.,(W)VA. Ezekiel was s/o Solomen A. Townsend and Elizabeth Allen, who were m. 8 Aug 1787 in Albemarle Co.,VA. Need the parents of both Solomen and Elizabeth.
      Patsy Dawson - 1013 Willow, Celina,  OH 45822

Seek parentage/siblings of Harmon/Hermon Magee b.7 Jul 1760 in Sussex Co.,VA. He m. Martha "Patty" Barham on 4 Jan 1763 Sussex Co. He 1844 Stokes Co.,NC. Wish to correspond with anyone searching the Magee family in VA or NC.
     Salette Latas - 2688 Hillsman Street, Falls Church, VA 22043

Need info on Charles William Moore's parentage - John and Anna Moore. Had siblings: Alice; Maria; Phoebe; Mary; S. F.; Sarah; John A.; George; James and Olley. Charles William was b.1859 Taylor Co.,WV and moved to KS ca 1880.

Need parents of Anna ForcettFarcett/Faucett, wife of John Moore. She and John lived in Preston Co.,WV in 1850, later in Taylor Co and Harrison Co.
     Melba DeGraff - 25 McGuire Road, Apt.F-107, North Providence, RI 02904

Seek info on Harrison H(P) Koontz b.Mar 1814 VA, d.12 Jan 1900 VA. He m. Susan Ann Hisey 6 Oct 1842 VA. She b. 12 Apr 1818 VA, d.31 Dec 1849 VA. Also need info on William H. Koontz b.10 May 1846 VA who m. Barbara A. Holler 29 Dec 1864 VA, moved to OH and were living in Knox Co. in 1875.

John Dake d. 1815 VA, m. Catharine Coffeld 4 Dec 1785 Shenandoah Co.,VA. She was b. ca 1760. Need all info on this couple.
     Virginia C. Skander -  2549 Lah Road,   Gibsonia, PA   15044-8329

Looking for a Green family in Wetzel Co.,WV that contains a Asher. He was b. ca 1774-79 and served in the Civil War. He was Belmont Co.,OH to Eliza Ann Wade 1869. Appreciate any help.
     Ann Colby -  6161 South Shore Drive,  Whitehall,  MI   49461

BRADY   JARVIS   LONG - in Braxton Co., WV; LEE   STEPHENSON   CHEESBREW  in Mason Co., WV; HARPER   WALKER   WESTFALL were in Roane and Monroe Cos., WV. I would appeciate hearing from anyone who might have knowledge of these families. If you are researching them please contact me.
     Carl Lee Brady  -   640  N. Lisbon,  Apt. A,   Carrollton,  OH  44615-1124

Wish to exchange into on Probascos of Frederick and Hampshire Co., (W)VA 1813-40. Jacob b. ca 1795 was s/o Samuel b. 1774 NJ, d. 1852 Tazewell Co.,IL and wife, Sarah. Living in Tazewell Co., IL in 1840, Jacob and his wife (name unknown) prob. both d. there in 1847. Probable children: Elizabeth b.1823 Old Town, VA, m. James Hodgson; Joseph b. 1831 VA m. Frances ?; Samuel b.1832 VA m. Anna Hodgson?; Nancy b. 1834 VA; Rebecca b.1836 VA; William b. 1837 IL and poss. others. Appreciate any contacts.
     Linda J. Dean   -  160 Partridge Avenue,   Marion,  IA   52302-5656

Need parentage of William Cooper, who was b. 20 Aug 1819 in KY.  1880 Census said that Wm. father was VA. WHERE? WHEN? William m. Barbara Hubbard on 5 Jun 1844 in Lawrence Co.,IN. She was b. 31 Dec 1823 IN and d. 16 Jul 1909 Bloomington, Monroe Co.,IN. William d. 6 May 1883 Tunnelton, Lawrence Co.,IN. They had ten children. Need help in trying to find his parents and their vital data.
     Patricia C. Davis - 5712 Sandstone Ridge Terrace,  Midlothian, VA   23112

Looking for any info on Samuel George b. 1818 Hampshire Co.,VA, m. Ann Rebecca Idleman of Hardy Co.,VA. Need parentage of Samuel. Did he have siblings? He d. 1864, was in Civil War, buried in Barbour Co.,WV. Ann m/2 J. C. Ptomy in 1869. Samuel's youngest son was David Wesley George from Barbour Co. What happened to him? I have information on the other children.
     Carol Miller  -   102  Abby Lane,    Port Orange,  FL  32127

Seek info on Marcellus Brown, b. 5 Dec 1838 Lewis Co.,WV, d. 14 Jul 1905 Jefferson Twp., Wayne Co.,IA. (He fell from a haystack) M. Rebecca Lilly 30 Mar 1862 Hancock Co., IL, d/o Elijiah Lilly and Nancy Cullumber.  Marcellus was s/o John Brown b. 1815 Lewis Co.,WV and Rebecca Hitt, b. 15 Oct 1815 in Madison Co.,IA. (The Wayne Co. History lists her as Rebecca Nutt which is wrong). Marcellus and Rebecca had: Maecellus; Washington T.; Caroline; Malissa/Matilda; Perry; and Drusilla.  Appreciate any help at all.
     Jeff  Brown   -   1807 S. Cholla,   Mesa,  AZ 85202    {e-mail:}

Need parents for Constant or Constance Watkins who had a will dated 17 Jul 1774 in Prince Edward Co.,VA. She m. Obediah Woodson. When and where?
     Collette Stewart  -   667  West 33rd Street,   San Bernardino,  CA   92405-2718

John Lookingbill was b. 1796 someplace in VA. There were Lookingbill families in WV in 1700's and early 1800"s in Berkelely and Jefferson Counties (possibly Charles Town and Bakerton). Can anyone please help me? I would appreciate hearing from anyone on these families.
     Leon G. Billingbill  -   295  Brian Circle,   Afton,  TN 37616-4623-02

I am looking for information on John Lous Atkinson - b. 1810 VA - where?   His wife was Caladonia Childress who was b. in TN 1814.  They came to Tate Co., MS between 1842-1848.  John was a physician.  Does anyone know of this family?
     Martha Atkinson  -  230 North Star,   Hernando,   MS  38632

For years, I have been trying to find the surname for Christena, b. ca 1750 - who m. John Alkire by 1770. They lived in Harrison Co.,(W)VA. Christena is said to be a McCann or a Wolf. Which is it? There were families of that surname living in the same area at the same time. She and John had dau. Christena, called "Tenie", who was b. 15 Jul 1786, m. John Anderson Butcher 25 Mar 1804 and she d. 5 Apr 1874 Weston, Lewis Co.,WV. Can anyone solve this mystery for me?

Henry Glaze b. 18 Jan 1804,  m. Sophia Means ca 1826. She was b. 11 May 1808 Lewis Co.,(W)VA, d/o Robert Means and 2nd wife, Mary Henry.  Henry stated on 1850 Lewis Co. Federal Census that he was OH. Where? I have searched most of the counties in OH (so many) and cannot find one whose data would match. Many Glaze families in OH - not the right one. Henry and Sophia had dau. Eliza Luverna Glaze b.30 Mar 1833 Lewis Co. and m. John Webster Butcher ca 1852. The story is that they eloped to Parkersburg, Wood Co. I cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere and would appreciate any help at all.
     Bette Butcher Topp - 1304 W.Cliffwood Court, Spokane, WA 99218-2917 [e-mail-]

Jesse Whetzsel/Wetzel 17 Nov 1808 poss. Hardy Co.,WV or on 8 Jun 1811 in Wytheville, VA. Question is to what is the true date and place. Also confusion as to how many wives and who they were. He did have a son Samuel Whetsel. Did Jesse m. Mary ? in Green Co.,TN; or m. Molly/Polly Cullers in Hardy Co.,WV on 24 Apr 1831 as well as Hannah Teressa Cormany on 24 Apr 1834 in VA?  AND also did he ma. Sarah E. Renfro on 17 OCt 1875? Jesse is thought to be s/o John or Peter Wetzel. John was b. 1784 in Hardy Co.,WV and Peter was poss. b. in Wythe Co..VA. Really like to hear from ANYONE who has something to add or answer this mystery! Will be happy to share material.
     Carla Gruber - P.O.Box 8672,  Ketchikan, AK  99001     [e-mail -]

I am looking for Aaron Bush ho was b. 20 Apr 1828 in French Creek, WV. He m. Mary Brunk in 1849 in Brown Co., IL where he is listed in the 1850 census. He died in Greenwood Co., KS. I am trying to find his parents. Does anyone know of this family?
     Elaine Nichols -                                                                    [email -]

Trying to find any information on Micajah Blankenship who was b. ca 1797 in VA. Do not know where. He was the s/o Amelia or Amelia Marlow. Micajah had a son William Pleasant Blankenship ho was b. ca 1844 in NC. Appreciate any help.
     Elly Harrelson                                                                       [email -]