Cancedella "Della" McGary1,2

ID#31, b. 20 February 1868, d. 19 May 1958
Cancedella "Della" McGary
Father: Arthur McGary
Mother: Louisa Perkins

Birth date: 20 February 1868
Birth place: West Virginia.1

The spelling of Cancedella's name seemed to be difficult for many people, especially Federal census enumerators. She appears as "Cancadal" in the 1870 census; as "Cancedell" in 1880; as "Cancedlea" in 1900. She was recorded as "Cancedela" in the birth record for her son Clarence, as well as the Marshall County Marriage Register, and that was misread by a transcriber as "Canudela" on a state-maintained website. The use of "ConsalDella" was found in a query on the intranet in 1998. All of the variations are similar on a phonetic basis, but a name that is not commonplace seems to have thrown a curve ball when folks actually tried to spell it. The person who recorded the birth of daughter Dessie took a different approach and recorded Cancedella's name using initials: C. D. Considering all this, it's easy to see why she was commonly known as Della!

On 9 July 1890 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Della applied for a marriage license with Charles G. Aston, son of James Aston and Rachel Job Anderson.3 S. L. Bristor certified that he united them in marriage on 25 December 1890 at Beeler's Station.3

When their son, Clarence, was born on 31 July 1897, Della resided with her husband, Charles, at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia, along with their first two children, Ethel May Aston and Joseph M. "Joe" Aston.4

Photograph of Della with Charles G. Aston. Date taken: 25 December 1930. Location: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. Charles and Della are standing in front of their home on their 40th wedding anniversary. The man in the background, commonly known as Hoople, is a son of their daughter Ethel. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.5

Photograph of Della with Charles G. Aston. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. The couple in their older years. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.6

She became a widow at age 80 when Charles died on 2 October 1948.7

Della died at age 90 from heart disease on 19 May 1958 at R.D. 2, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Her cause of death, arteriosclerotic heart disease decompensation, is commonly known as "hardening of the arteries."1 Della's body was interred on 22 May 1958 in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Della Aston."1

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.8

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaCancadal, female, age 3, born in West Va. (The census included a column for the month in which any child less than a year old was born. Although an entry of "Feb" was made on the line for Cancedella, it obviously was meant for 4-month-old John rather than his 3-year-old sister.)
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)9
1880Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaCancedell McGarey, female, age 12, daughter, single, born in Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)10
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaCancedlea Aston, female, age 32, wife, married 9 years, born Feb 1868 in West Virginia, 4 of 4 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)11
1910Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaDella Aston, female, age 42, wife, married 19 years, born in West Virginia, 6 of 7 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)12
1930Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaCancedella Aston, female, age 62, wife, married, age 22 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)13

Deceased Children of Cancedella "Della" McGary and Charles Gibson Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=16 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S692] Cancedella Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074141_0002249.jpg.
  2. [S434] William B. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00210.jpg.
  3. [S483] Marriage License for Charles G. Aston and Cancedela McGary, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130829_00153.jpg.
  4. [S437] Clarence E. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00151.jpg.
  5. [S548] Photograph of Charles G. and Della McGary taken 25 December 1930. From collection owned by Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, and inherited by her daughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, in 2005. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton.
  6. [S548] Photograph of Charles G. and Della McGary. From collection owned by Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, and inherited by her daughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, in 2005. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton.
  7. [S337] Charles Gibson Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984022_0001590.jpg.
  8. [S451] Digital photograph of Charles G. and Della Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  9. [S1193] Arthur McGary household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay Township, page 8, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  10. [S135] Arthur McGarey household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 25A (95 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  11. [S971] Charles Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  12. [S1122] Charles G. Aston household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 80, sheet 14A (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  13. [S1118] Charles G. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 26-11, sheet 13B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  14. [S118] Marshall County Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, Lewis A. Aston Obituary, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/obita.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmarsha/obituaries.htm).

Nikolaus Kuhn1

ID#32, b. 18 November 1848, d. 5 September 1904
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 18 November 1848.2
Birth place: Wallerfangen, District of Saarlouis (Kreis Saarlouis), Diocese of Trier Germany.2,3 It has also been reported that Nikolaus was born in Alsace-Lorraine.4 The birth location of Alsace-Lorraine is an area that changed hands between France and Germany many times through the years. I have read that for a person whose birth country keeps changing back and forth between France and Germany, it is likely that they were born in the Alsace-Lorraine region. In fact, it has been suggested that it can be easier for a genealogist to simply treat Alsace-Lorraine as the birth place without specifying which country it was in at the time. Nicholas' country of birth was consistently recorded as Germany in every federal census that I have seen to date.

In the family history published by Kathryne Kuhn Krouse in 1996, she wrote, "Nicholas Kuhn was the oldest of about nine boys, and it is believed he also had sisters. Little is known of his family."5

Nikolaus's first marriage was to Mary Schon before 1872 in Germany.5 Nikolaus and Mary lived at Wallerfangen, District of Saarlouis (Kreis Saarlouis), Diocese of Trier in Germany at that time.6 He became a widower when Mary died in 1877, leaving him with three very young children5, so it isn't surprising that he quickly married again that same year. His second marriage was to Catharina Schumacher in 1877, reportedly in Germany.3 Nine years later, Nikolaus and Catharina, along with their children, boarded the S.S. Rhynland in Antwerp, Belgium, to start a new life in America.7

The steamship passed Lizard Point at 6:50 pm on 28 March 1886 per the London newspaper, The Times.8 Lizard Point is on the Lizard Peninsula, located in the southern United Kingdom. A quote from the "Visit Cornwall" website maintained by the Official Tourist Board paints an interesting picture:
... gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. Stand right on the tip of the Lizard and look out to sea. At 49°57' N, the most southerly point on the UK’s mainland, watch the waves as they hurtle to the shore and imagine the thousands of ships that have passed by this treacherous part of the coast on their way across the Atlantic.9
The journey from Antwerp to New York took between a week and a fortnight.10 The steamship "Rhynland" was built for the Red Star Line by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, and launched on 10 March 1879. It could accommodate 150 first class passengers and another 1,000 in steerage.11

Nicholas and Catharina appear on the passenger list for the S.S. Rhynland, which arrived in New York City, New York, in April 1886. Also on the passenger list: Anna Kuhn, Adam Kuhn, Mathias Kuhn and Catherine Kuhn. All are identified as citizens of Germany, having begun their journey from Wallerfangen, Germany, with an intended destination of East Liverpool. Information per the ship's manifest is as follows:
     Nic. Kuhn, age 37, male, a laborer
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 36, female
     Anna Kuhn, age 12, female
     Adam Kuhn, age 11, male
     Mathe. Kuhn, age 9, male
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 5, female
They are numbered 145 through 150 out of a total manifest of 347 passengers.7 Nikolaus and Catharina arrived at Castle Garden, New York City, New York, on 10 April 1886, along with Anna Kuhn, Adam Kuhn, Mathias Kuhn and Catharina Kuhn. Information per Ellis Island records found online:
Ship: RHYNLAND
Arrived: 10 April 1886

Origination: Germany
Port: Antwerp
Destination: 4229
Plan: Unknown
Passage: Unknown

Nic. Kuhn, laborer, age 37, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, farmer, age 36, female, literacy = U
Anna Kuhn, farmer, age 12, female, literacy = U
Adam Kuhn, farmer, age 11, male, literacy = U
Mathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 9, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 5, female, literacy = U.12,7

Nikolaus Kuhn and Catharina (Schumacher) Kuhn were released from Prussian citizenship for the purpose of emigration to the State of Ohio in North America. The Release Certificate was signed on 27 April 1886 by the Royal Prussian Government in Trier and stated that the certificate would "be ineffective if the released persons do not move their place of residence to outside Federal territory within six months from the day of issue of the Release Certificate, or acquire citizenship in another federal state.1"

At some point after his release from Prussia, Nikolaus' first name changed to the Americanized spelling. The ship's manifest abreviated his name as "Nic." and all other American documents that I've seen to date show his name as "Nicholas" (misspelled as "Nichlol" in the 1900 U.S. census.)13

When Catharina died shortly after they arrived in America, Nicholas became a widower for the second time.2

On 29 October 1886 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Nikolaus applied for a marriage license with Mary Mayer, daughter of Gustav Mayer, who had given his consent as she was only 17 years old. The Marriage License Docket confirms that Nikolaus had been married before "and the marriage was dissolved by death of his former wife."2 As of that date, he was living at East Liverpool, Ohio,2 and was working as a Decorator (in the glass industry).2 The couple's marriage took place on 1 November 1886 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2

Although I have not personally viewed the court document, Nikolaus Kuhn was reportedly naturalized as a citizen of the United States on 7 November 1893 by the Probate Court Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.14 Nicholas was a glass cutter at the time of his death.15 In fact, he worked in a variety of glass companies through the years. There is a four-part series in my WV Heritage blog about the glassworking careers in the Kuhn family - read Part 1 for more info.

Nicholas died at age 55 from dropsy on 5 September 1904 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Dropsy was the old name for what is now called edema, and refers to swelling from the accumulation of abnormal amounts of fluid under the skin. While dropsy was listed as the cause of death in the early 1900's, today the underlying cause of fluid retention would most likely be identified as the actual cause. According to Cleveland Clinic information, some diseases such as congestive heart failure and lung, liver, kidney, and thyroid diseases can cause edema or make it worse. Bottom line ... Nicholas' death could have been the result of any number of causes.15 Interred in 1904 in the East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, his name appears on the gravestone as "Nicholas Kuhn."16

Deceased Children of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Schon:

Deceased Child of Nikolaus Kuhn and Catharina Schumacher:

Deceased Children of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Mayer:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=22 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S81] Nikolaus Kuhn and family, Royal Prussian Government Release Certificate, 27 April 1886, photocopy in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  2. [S2362] Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1845-1963, Nicalaus Kuhn and Mary Mayer, Marriage License Docket, electronic image from Pennsylvania State Archives, online https://www.ancestry.com/ai/collections/PA/StateArchives, file 47254_549772-00208.jpg. Original data: Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1845-1963. Various Counties (155 Rolls). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.
  4. [S1971] Anna J. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983272_0001695.jpg.
  5. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  6. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964, page 1.
  7. [S405] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc.), Nikolaus Kuhn family data.
  8. [S1954] "The Mails (from Lloyd's)", The Times, Monday, 29 March 1886, page 7, column 5.
  9. [S1955] Visit Cornwall, online http://www.visitcornwall.com/destinations/lizard, viewed 23 September 2014.
  10. [S406] Red Star Line Memorial, online http://www.visitantwerpen.be/redstarlinememorial/…
  11. [S496] Immigrant Ships, online http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipqs.htm. compiled by Louis S. Alfano.
  12. [S407] CastleGarden.org, online http://www.castlegarden.org/index.html
  13. [S933] Marriage License for Joseph Serenella and Edith Kuhn, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00612.jpg.
  14. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996, page 1.
  15. [S650] Nicholas Kuhn, Monongalia County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00350.jpg.
  16. [S1697] Nicholas Kuhn, Find A Grave memorial no. 12485193, created by Jennifer Selfridge on 24 November 2005, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by user name "Memory" taken 09 May 2014, uploaded 10 May 2014.
  17. [S322] Matt Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983634_0000673.jpg.
  18. [S936] Marriage License for Albert Nicholas Kuhn and Edith White, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00414.jpg.

Mary Schon

ID#33, d. 1877
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: Germany.12 The birth location of Alsace-Lorraine is an area that changed hands between France and Germany many times through the years. I have read that for a person whose birth country keeps changing back and forth between France and Germany, it is likely that they were born in the Alsace-Lorraine region. In fact, it has been suggested that it can be easier for a genealogist to simply treat Alsace-Lorraine as the birth place without specifying which country it was in at the time. Mary's country of birth was consistently recorded as Germany in every federal census that I have seen to date for her children, but it was recorded as Alsace-Lorraine on the death certificate for daughter Anna.2

Her name was shown as Anna Schon on a son's marriage record.3 It was interesting to find her maiden name spelled as Shown on the death certificate of her daughter, Anna, as it was obviously spelled the way American ears heard it pronounced.2

Mary married Nikolaus Kuhn before 1872 in Germany.4 Mary and Nikolaus lived at Wallerfangen, District of Saarlouis (Kreis Saarlouis), Diocese of Trier in Germany.5

Mary died in 1877, leaving Nikolaus with three very young children: Anna, Adam and Mathias.4

Deceased Children of Mary Schon and Nikolaus Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=7 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S1972] Jacob Schenck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (that part of district north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 15B (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767.
  2. [S1971] Anna J. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983272_0001695.jpg.
  3. [S2408] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965, online http://www.ancestry.com (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Mathias G. Kuhn and Margaret Ganz data, page 27, film no. 002024988.
  4. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  5. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964, page 1.

Samuel E. Clark1

ID#34, b. 25 August 1853, d. 1 June 1936
Samuel E. Clark
Father: Anderson Clark
Mother: Mary Ann Emerick

Birth date: 25 August 1853.2 It has also been reported that Samuel was born in August 1852.3

Birth place: Washington County, Pennsylvania.4,5 It has also been reported that Samuel was born in (West) Virginia.3,1 Interestingly, the 1920 U.S. Federal Census states that Samuel was born in Kansas - which was true for his younger sister, Clara, born circa 1864. However, before the family was living in Kansas, they spent time in Iowa and Missouri. Working backwards in time to look at the birth's of Samuel's siblings, the family was in Missouri around 1862 when Martha was born. They were in Iowa for the births of William (circa 1860) and Mary (circa 1857), and were enumerated in the Iowa 1856 state census. Melissa was born in Pennsylvania circa 1855, and Samuel was born before her ... indicating a strong probability that he was born in Pennsylvania too, just as appears on his marriage record.6

As of 1 June 1870, Samuel was living in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas. The household included his parents, Anderson and Mary, as well as siblings William and Martha.7

Samuel married Margaret A. Shimp, daughter of Isaac Shimp and Sarah Margaret Shutts, on 27 July 1876 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. H. C. Sanford, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage.4

The 1880 and 1910 census records show Samuel working as a plasterer;1 but by 1920 he was a glassworker at Fostoria Glass in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.6

Photograph of Samuel and Margaret Clark. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.8

At the time of Samuel's death, his address was Highland Avenue, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

At age 82, Samuel died from uremia on 1 June 1936 at Glen Dale Hospital (now Reynolds Memorial Hospital), Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 His body was interred on 4 June 1936 in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1856Franklin, Franklin Township, Lee County, IowaSamuel E. Clark, male, age 3, born in Pa
(Iowa State Census, 1856)9
1860Franklin Township, Lee County, IowaSamuel E. Clark, male, age 6, born in Pa, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)10
1865Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, KansasSamuel Clark, male, age 11, born in Pennsylvania, attended school
(Kansas State Census, 1865)5
1870Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, KansasSamuel Clark, male, age 16, born in Pennsylvania, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)7
1880Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaSamuel Clarke, male, age 28, head, married, born in Penn, a plasterer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)11
1900Moundsville, Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaSamuel Clark, male, age 47, head, married 23 years, born Aug 1852 in (West) Virginia, a plasterer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)3
1910Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaSamuel E. Clark, male, age 56, head, married 30 years, born in West Virginia, a plasterer but out of work on 15 April 1910 and for 42 weeks during 1909
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)1
1920Moundsville, Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaS. E. Clark, male, age 66, head, married, born in Kansas, a glassworker with Fostoria
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)6
1930Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaSamuel E. Clark, male, age 75, head, married, age 25 at first marriage, born in Pennsylvania, a house plasterer, not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)12

Deceased Children of Samuel E. Clark and Margaret A. Shimp:

Last Edited Date=5 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S1006] Samuel E. Clark household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 92, sheet 7B, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  2. [S324] Samuel Clark, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983271_0000170.jpg.
  3. [S1136] Samuel Clark household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, city of Moundsville, Enumeration District 78, sheet 14B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S1216] Marriage License for Samuel Clark and Margaret A. Shimp, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130826_00082.jpg.
  5. [S1318] 1865 Kansas State Census, Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, page 130, Anderson Clark household. Viewed image online at Ancestry.com. Original data: 1865 Kansas State Census. Microfilm reels K-1 – K-8. Kansas State Historical Society.
  6. [S335] S. E. Clark household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 62, sheet 5A (152 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.
  7. [S1070] Anderson Clark household, 1870 U.S. Census, Douglas County, Kansas, Wakarusa Township (Lawrence Post Office), pages 11 (452 stamped) and 12, National Archives micropublication M593_433.
  8. [S336] Photograph of Samuel E. and Margaret (Shimp) Clark. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  9. [S1217] 1856 Iowa State Census, Franklin, Lee County, page 330 and 331, Anderson Clark household. Viewed image online at Ancestry.com. Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well as various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest. (Note: Census began 03 March 1856 and ended 07 July 1856; Lee County appears on LDS film no. 1021305.).
  10. [S1221] Anderson Clark household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lee County, Iowa, Franklin Township (Franklin Centre Post Office), page 37 (439 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_330.
  11. [S1225] Samuel Clarke household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Moundsville, Enumeration District 192, page 21A (142 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  12. [S1227] Samuel E. Clark household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-28, sheet 2A (126 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Margaret A. Shimp1

ID#35, b. 24 May 1853, d. 11 March 1937
Margaret (Shimp) Clark
Father: Isaac Shimp
Mother: Sarah Margaret Shutts

Birth date: 24 May 1853.2,3,4,5 It has also been reported that Margaret was born circa 18516 as well as in May 1852.7
Birth place: Ohio.2,3 In contrast, the 1900 federal census shows her birthplace as Maryland;7 the 1930 census indicates Pennsylvania.8

Margaret married Samuel E. Clark, son of Anderson Clark and Mary Ann Emerick, on 27 July 1876 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. H. C. Sanford, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage.1

Photograph of Samuel and Margaret Clark. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.9

She became a widow at age 83 when Samuel died on 1 June 1936.10

Margaret died at age 83 from arteriosclerosis, nephritis and uremia on 11 March 1937 at Highland Avenue, Moundsville, Washington District, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 Her body was interred on 13 March 1937 in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870town of Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargaret A. Shimp, female, age 18, born in Ohio, housekeeper
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)11
1880Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargt Clarke, female, age 27, wife, married, born in Ohio, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)4
1900Moundsville, Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargaret Clark, female, age 48, wife, married 23 years, born May 1852 in Maryland, 5 of 5 children living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)7
1910Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargerite A. Clark, female, age 56, wife, married 30 years, born in Ohio, 4 of 5 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)5
1920Moundsville, Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargret Clark, female, age 66, wife, married, born in Ohio
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)12
1930Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargaret Clark, female, age 75, wife, married, age 13 at first marriage, born in Pennsylvania
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)8

Deceased Children of Margaret A. Shimp and Samuel E. Clark:

Last Edited Date=1 Jul 2013

Citations

  1. [S1216] Marriage License for Samuel Clark and Margaret A. Shimp, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130826_00082.jpg.
  2. [S321] Margaret Clark, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983276_0001393.jpg.
  3. [S49] West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4484.htm (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), Samuel Clark and Margaret Shimp data.
  4. [S1225] Samuel Clarke household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Moundsville, Enumeration District 192, page 21A (142 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  5. [S1006] Samuel E. Clark household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 92, sheet 7B, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  6. [S1215] Isaac Shimp household, 1860 U.S. Census, Belmont County, Ohio, Wayne Township, page 237, National Archives micropublication M653_937.
  7. [S1136] Samuel Clark household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, city of Moundsville, Enumeration District 78, sheet 14B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  8. [S1227] Samuel E. Clark household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-28, sheet 2A (126 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  9. [S336] Photograph of Samuel E. and Margaret (Shimp) Clark. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  10. [S324] Samuel Clark, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983271_0000170.jpg.
  11. [S1229] Sarah M. Shimp household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, town of Moundsville, page 25 (300 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  12. [S335] S. E. Clark household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 62, sheet 5A (152 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.

William S. "Bill" Church1

ID#36, b. 14 June 1834, d. 17 January 1926
William S. Church
Father: Samuel Church
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Anderson

Birth date: He was born 14 June 1834 per a certification in his Civil War pension file that was based on "the family record of the age of William Church recorded in the family bible."2 Alternatively, a birth date of 14 June 1838 has been reported by a researcher who read his gravestone.3 As a further complication, U.S. census records for 1860 indicate that William was born circa 18414 and the 1880 U.S. Census indicates he was born circa 1842.5

Birth place: Wetzel County, Virginia.5 It's pretty clear that the county and state are correct; but one record indicates that William was born in a location that I have yet to see confirmed anywhere else. Although spelled as "Patens Island, Wetzel Co., WV" in the Declaration of Pension filed on 08 August 1921 (relative to his Civil War service), I believe this would have been a misspelling of Paden Island, an 81-acre island in the Ohio River next to Paden City, West Virginia. See my blog post to learn more about the island.6

A middle initial of "S" is supported by Bill's Civil War pension file, the records for his second marriage, and the death certificates of his sons, Anderson and Enoch.7

Photograph of William and Elizabeth. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.8

William's first marriage was to Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" Roberts, daughter of Noah Roberts and Margaret Jones, on 27 December 1861 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.9 It has also been reported that William married Elizabeth on 29 December 1859.10

As of June 1890, William's post office address was Sycamore, Calhoun County, West Virginia.11

He became a widower at age 76 when Elizabeth died on 29 April 1911.12

On 14 September 1912 in Calhoun County, West Virginia, William applied for a marriage license with Catherine J. (Webb) Cunningham.13 As of that date, he was living at Hur, West Virginia.13 The couple's marriage took place on 15 September 1912 at Calhoun County, West Virginia. W. S. Monroe was the officiating minister.14,13

William died at age 91 on 17 January 1926.15 William's body was interred in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Wetzel County, VirginiaWilliam Church, age 18, male, born in Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)4
1880Church District, Wetzel County, West VirginiaWilliam Church, male, age 38, married, born in WVa, a farmer, could both read and write.

NOTE: While various transcribers of the 1880 census have read William's name to include "G" as his middle initial, the positioning is odd and the writing is unclear enough to leave doubt. In the upper right corner of the name block is what looks like three letters ending with a lowercase "g" - there is more than what would comprise a single initial. I believe that William's middle initial was an "S" based on other documents, and have elected to use no initial for the 1880 census until I find a clearer image that convinces me otherwise
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)5
1890Sherman District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaWilliam S. Church, Private, Company "C", 14th WV Infantry. Enlisted Aug 1861; discharged 1865. Length of service: 3 years. Post office address: Sycamore, WV. Disability incurred: Kidneys affected
(1890 U.S. Census Special Schedule for Civil War Veterans)7
1900Sherman District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaWilliam S. Church, male, age 65, head, married 39 years, born Jun 1834 in (West) Virginia, a farmer with 2 months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)16
1910Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaWilliam S. Church, male, age 75, head, married for 51 years, born in West Virginia, a self-employed farmer and Civil War veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)17

Deceased Children of William S. "Bill" Church and Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" Roberts:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=20 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S918] Anderson Church, Wetzel County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00213.jpg.
  2. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <<e-mail address>>, document number 12 dated 07 December 1909.
  3. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/cemetery/mtzioncem.htm
  4. [S247] Samuel Church household, 1860 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, Virginia, page 9, National Archives micropublication M653_1384.
  5. [S175] William G. Church household, 1880 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, West Virginia, Church District, Enumeration District 102, page 14B, National Archives micropublication T9_1415.
  6. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <<e-mail address>>, document number 15 dated 08 August 1921.
  7. [S414] William S. Church household, 1890 U.S. Census Veterans Schedule, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Sherman District, Enumeration District 147, no page number, National Archives micropublication M123_109.
  8. [S68] Photograph of William S. and Elizabeth J. Church. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  9. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <e-mail address>, document number 11 dated 07 September 1897.
  10. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <<e-mail address>>, document number 14 dated 25 March 1915.
  11. [S414] William S. Church household, 1890 U.S. Census Veterans Schedule, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Sherman District, Enumeration District 147, no page number, National Archives micropublication M123_109, William S. Church, special veterans schedule, ED 147, page no. blank, dwelling 94, family 95.
  12. [S914] Elizabeth Church, Calhoun County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0807454_00048.jpg.
  13. [S280] Marriage License for William S. Church and Catherine J. Cunningham, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011511_00257.jpg.
  14. [S195] "West Virginia Marriages, January 1881 to November 1936," data transcriptions presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/gr1881-1936.txt
  15. [S194] LIVING Church, "William Church & Elizabeth Roberts," e-mail to Jo Ellen Dalton, 16 March 2002.
  16. [S256] William S. Church household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Sherman District, Enumeration District 25, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T623_1757.
  17. [S1200] William S. Church household, 1910 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 19, sheets 3a (153 stamped) and 3b, National Archives micropublication T624_1677.
  18. [S271] Samuel Church, Certificate of Death, Wetzel County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983332_0003037.jpg.
  19. [S273] Register of Marriages for John W. Church and Anna Arina Hathaway, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00092.jpg.
  20. [S268] John Wesley Church, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984142_0002032.jpg.
  21. [S278] Marriage License for Elmer Starcher and Sarah Church, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00337.jpg.
  22. [S279] Register of Marriages for William A. Church and May McCune, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00135.jpg.
  23. [S257] Marriage License for William A. Church and Mary Core, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00271.jpg.
  24. [S916] William Anthony Church, Wetzel County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00213.jpg.
  25. [S282] Enoch Church, Certificate of Death, Randolph County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984371_0001088.jpg.

Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" Roberts1

ID#37, b. January 1832, d. 29 April 1911
Elizabeth J. "Betsy" (Roberts) Church
Father: Noah Roberts
Mother: Margaret Jones

Birth date: January 1832
Birth place: Wetzel County, Virginia.2

It has also been reported that Elizabeth was born circa 1835.3 As a further complication, her husband William reported in his Civil War pension paperwork that she was born 13 January 1836 as recorded "in the family bible."4

Another spelling of her given name is Elisebeth.5

Photograph of William and Elizabeth. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.6

Elizabeth married William S. "Bill" Church, son of Samuel Church and Sarah Elizabeth Anderson, on 27 December 1861 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.7 It has also been reported that Elizabeth and William were married on 29 December 1859.8

Elizabeth died at age 79 from tuberculosis on 29 April 1911 in Calhoun County, West Virginia.9 Elizabeth's body was interred in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.10

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Church District, Wetzel County, West VirginiaElizabeth Church, female, age 39, wife, married, born in WVa, keeping house, unable to read or write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)11
1900Sherman District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaElizabeth Church, female, age 68, wife, married 39 years, born Jan 1832 in (West) Virginia, 9 of 11 children still living, spoke English but could neither read nor write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)2
1910Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaElizibeth J. Church, female, age 75, wife, married for 51 years, born in West Virginia, 9 of 11 children still living, unable to read or write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)3

Deceased Children of Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" Roberts and William S. "Bill" Church:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=22 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S918] Anderson Church, Wetzel County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00213.jpg.
  2. [S256] William S. Church household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Sherman District, Enumeration District 25, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T623_1757.
  3. [S1200] William S. Church household, 1910 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 19, sheets 3a (153 stamped) and 3b, National Archives micropublication T624_1677.
  4. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <<e-mail address>>, document number 12 dated 07 December 1909.
  5. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm).
  6. [S68] Photograph of William S. and Elizabeth J. Church. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  7. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <e-mail address>, document number 11 dated 07 September 1897.
  8. [S276] "The Civil War Pension of William S. Church," transcriptions submitted by Candace Church, presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/church-pension.htm (moved from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcalhou/church-pension.htm). Information pertaining to transcribed by Candace Church <<e-mail address>>, document number 14 dated 25 March 1915.
  9. [S914] Elizabeth Church, Calhoun County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0807454_00048.jpg.
  10. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/cemetery/mtzioncem.htm
  11. [S175] William G. Church household, 1880 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, West Virginia, Church District, Enumeration District 102, page 14B, National Archives micropublication T9_1415.
  12. [S271] Samuel Church, Certificate of Death, Wetzel County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983332_0003037.jpg.
  13. [S273] Register of Marriages for John W. Church and Anna Arina Hathaway, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00092.jpg.
  14. [S268] John Wesley Church, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984142_0002032.jpg.
  15. [S278] Marriage License for Elmer Starcher and Sarah Church, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00337.jpg.
  16. [S279] Register of Marriages for William A. Church and May McCune, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00135.jpg.
  17. [S257] Marriage License for William A. Church and Mary Core, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00271.jpg.
  18. [S916] William Anthony Church, Wetzel County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00213.jpg.
  19. [S282] Enoch Church, Certificate of Death, Randolph County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984371_0001088.jpg.

Joseph Summers1

ID#38, b. 24 April 1845, d. 25 June 1925
Joseph Summers
Father: David Summers
Mother: possibly Phoebe Williams

Birth date: 24 April 1845.2 It has also been reported that Joseph was born on 24 May 1845. As this date appears on his death certificate for which the undertaker was the informant, it is more likely to be incorrect than the date supplied by Joseph when he was married.3
Birth place: Monongalia County, West Virginia.4

Alternatively, Joseph's birthplace per the death certificate for his daughter, Matilda, appears as "Tylor County" which could be a misspelling of Tyler or Taylor County. It looks like it initially said Taylor but was changed to Tylor.5

Joseph married Martha E. Matthew, daughter of William K. Matthew and Mary "Nancy" Murphy, on 12 June 1865 at Fetterman, Taylor County, West Virginia.4

Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their daughter (Phoebe) and grandchildren (Phoebe's children Ada and Roy). Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.6

Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their youngest son, Roscoe. Date taken: circa 1894. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.7

Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children. Date taken: August 1917. Location: unknown. Eight of their 14 children are in this photo. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.8

Joseph died at age 80 on 25 June 1925 in Lee District, Calhoun County, West Virginia. Cause of death shown as "old age."9,3,2 Joseph's body was interred in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.2

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.10

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850the Eastern District, Marion County, VirginiaJoseph Summers, male, age 5, born in Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)11
1860Taylor County, VirginiaJoseph Summers, male, age 15, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)12
For 1870:  Real estate = land and buildings.
Personal estate = non-land property such as household goods, furnishings, and livestock.
1870Haymond Township, Taylor County, West VirginiaJoseph Summers, male, age 25, born in Virginia, a farmer, real estate value $1,400 and personal estate value $300, able to read but not write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)1
1880Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaJoseph Summers, male, age 35, head, married, born in Va, no occupation shown, able to read and write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)13
1900Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaJoseph Summers, male, age 55, head, married 35 years, born Apr 1845 in (West) Virginia, a farmer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)14
1910Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaJoseph Summers, male, age 65, head, married 45 years, born in West Virginia, a self-employed farmer (general farm)
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)15

Deceased Children of Joseph Summers and Martha Ellen Matthew:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=2 May 2014

Citations

  1. [S255] Joseph Summers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Taylor County, West Virginia, Haymond Township, Pruntytown Post Office, page 13 (sheet 186 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1699.
  2. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/cemetery/mtzioncem.htm
  3. [S262] Joseph Summers, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953237_0001105.jpg.
  4. [S532] Marriage Register for Joseph Summers and Martha E. Matthew, Taylor County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00143.jpg.
  5. [S1765] Matilda Hathaway, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983557_0000750.jpg.
  6. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with Phoebe, Roy and Ada Davis. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  7. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with son Roscoe Summers taken 1894. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  8. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children taken August 1917. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  9. [S249] Joseph Summers, Calhoun County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0807454_00155.jpg.
  10. [S1654] Digital photo of gravestone in Mt. Zion Cemetery, taken by ELA44 (#47344669) on or before 21 February 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com
  11. [S253] David Summers household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marion County, Virginia, the Eastern District, pages 125B and 126A, National Archives micropublication M432_958.
  12. [S1080] Rhoda Summers household, 1860 U.S. Census, Taylor County, Virginia, Pruntytown Post Office, page 49 (549 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1381.
  13. [S199] Joseph Summers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 144, page 5A (243 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1401.
  14. [S1181] Joseph Summers household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 23, sheet 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_1757.
  15. [S1889] Joseph Summers household, 1910 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 20, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T624_1677.
  16. [S285] Marriage License for William D. Summers and Mary F. Burrows, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00219.jpg.
  17. [S1427] James Augustus Summers, Certificate of Death, Wood County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984433_0001836.jpg.
  18. [S1738] Thomas F. Summers, Monroe County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00234.jpg.
  19. [S286] Marriage License for Walter Summers and Sarah Jane Sampson, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00669.jpg.
  20. [S287] Marriage License for Robert E. L. Summers and Nancy Jane Coon, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00427.jpg.

Martha Ellen Matthew1,2

ID#39, b. 24 April 1847, d. 23 August 1930
Martha Ellen (Matthew) Summers
Father: William K. Matthew
Mother: Mary "Nancy" Murphy

Birth date: 24 April 1847.3
Birth place: Believed to be Barbour County, Virginia.4

It should be noted here that Martha's father is shown as James Mathews on her death certificate, for which her son Walter was the informant. You would think a son would know the correct information about his grandparents, yet this certificate is blank for Martha's mother and shows her birthplace as Tyler County3 ... as opposed to Martha's marriage record that identifies her parents as William K. and Nancy and says that she was born in Barbour County. The death certificate seems less likely to be accurate than the info provided when Martha was married - an event for which Martha herself may have been the informant.

On the other hand, Martha's birthplace per the death certificate for her daughter, Matilda, appears as "Tylor County" which could be a misspelling of Tyler or Taylor County. Interestingly, this certificate also gives "Tylor County" as the birthplace for Martha's husband, but it looks like it initially said Taylor and was changed to Tylor.5

In addition to Matthew, I have seen Martha's maiden name spelled as Matthews in a handwritten family document and as Mathews on death certificates for her sons. I wrote about the variations in my WV Heritage blog.6,789

Martha married Joseph Summers, son of David Summers and Phoebe Williams, on 12 June 1865 at Fetterman, Taylor County, West Virginia.4

Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their daughter (Phoebe) and grandchildren (Phoebe's children Ada and Roy). Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.10

Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their youngest son, Roscoe. Date taken: circa 1894. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.11

Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children. Date taken: August 1917. Location: unknown. Eight of their 14 children are in this photo. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.12

Martha died at age 83 on 23 August 1930 in Millstone, Calhoun County, West Virginia.3,13 Martha's body was interred in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.13

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.14

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185063rd District, Taylor County, VirginiaMartha Mathew, female, age 3, born in Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)15
1860Taylor County, VirginiaMartha E. Matthews, female, age 13, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)16
1870Haymond Township, Taylor County, West VirginiaMartha Summers, female, age 23, born in Virginia, keeping house, able to read but not write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)17
1880Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaMartha E. Summers, female, age 33, wife, married, born in Va, keeping house, able to read and write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)18
1900Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaMartha Summers, female, age 53, wife, married 35 years, born Apr 1847 in (West) Virginia, 13 of 14 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)19
1910Lee District, Calhoun County, West VirginiaMartha E. Summers, female, age 63, wife, married 45 years, born in West Virginia, 13 of 14 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)20

Deceased Children of Martha Ellen Matthew and Joseph Summers:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=23 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. The 1870 Federal census records many Summers and Matthew families living next to each other in Taylor County, WV. This would seem to support the thought that Martha's maiden name did not have an "s" on the end, and that there should be two vs. only one "t" in her surname.
  2. [S532] Marriage Register for Joseph Summers and Martha E. Matthew, Taylor County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00143.jpg, supports spelling of Martha's surname as Matthew.
  3. [S263] Martha Summers, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953608_0001327.jpg.
  4. [S532] Marriage Register for Joseph Summers and Martha E. Matthew, Taylor County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00143.jpg.
  5. [S1765] Matilda Hathaway, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983557_0000750.jpg.
  6. [S55] Joseph Summers family, copy of handwritten record, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  7. [S82] Family of Joseph and Martha Summers, photocopy of handwritten record supplied by Vera Church Blake (original author unidentified), in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  8. [S1738] Thomas F. Summers, Monroe County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00234.jpg.
  9. [S263] Martha Summers, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953608_0001327.jpg, supports spelling of Martha's surname as Mathews.
  10. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with Phoebe, Roy and Ada Davis. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  11. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with son Roscoe Summers taken 1894. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  12. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children taken August 1917. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  13. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/cemetery/mtzioncem.htm
  14. [S1654] Digital photo of gravestone in Mt. Zion Cemetery, taken by ELA44 (#47344669) on or before 21 February 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com
  15. [S201] Wm. K. Mathew household, 1850 U.S. Census, Taylor County, Virginia, 63rd District, page 176B, National Archives micropublication M432_978.
  16. [S1081] Wm. K. Matthews household, 1860 U.S. Census, Taylor County, Virginia, Pruntytown Post Office, page 72, National Archives micropublication M653_1381.
  17. [S255] Joseph Summers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Taylor County, West Virginia, Haymond Township, Pruntytown Post Office, page 13 (sheet 186 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1699.
  18. [S199] Joseph Summers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 144, page 5A (243 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1401.
  19. [S1181] Joseph Summers household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 23, sheet 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_1757.
  20. [S1889] Joseph Summers household, 1910 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 20, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T624_1677.
  21. [S285] Marriage License for William D. Summers and Mary F. Burrows, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00219.jpg.
  22. [S1427] James Augustus Summers, Certificate of Death, Wood County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984433_0001836.jpg.

Uriah Harris1

ID#40, b. 11 December 1823, d. 16 April 1906
Father: John Harris
Mother: Nancy Agnes Binnegar

Birth date: 11 December 1823.2 It has also been reported that Uriah was born on 2 December 1823.3
Birth place: (West) Virginia.2

Uriah married Mary Ann Lydick, daughter of Samuel Lydick and Catherine Fair, on 27 July 1845.1

Uriah died at age 82 on 16 April 1906.4,5 Uriah's body was interred in April 1906 in the New Bethel Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. His name reportedly appears on the gravestone as "Uriah Harris," with an inscription that reads, "Father."6

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1830Ohio County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of John Harris (his father) as a male age "5 & under 10"
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1830)7
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Agnes Harris (his mother) as one of two males age "15 & under 20." Presumed to be one of the two persons employed in agriculture.
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)8
For years 1850 through 1870:  Real estate = land and buildings.
Personal estate = non-land property such as household goods, furnishings, and livestock.
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaUriah Harris, male, age 27, born in Va, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)9
1860Marshall County, VirginiaUriah Harris, male, age 36, born in Va, a farmer, real estate value $2,000 and personal estate value $600
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)10
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaUriah Harris, male, age 47, born in West Virga, a farmer, real estate value $3,000 and personal estate value $1,200
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)11
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaUriah Harris, male, age 76, head, married 50 years, born Dec 1823 in (West) Virginia, a farmer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)2

Deceased Children of Uriah Harris and Mary Ann Lydick:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=21 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  2. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  3. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, "Uriah Harris' Family" submitted by Malcolm Harris, page 152.
  4. [S314] Digital photograph of Uriah and Mary A. Harris gravestone in New Bethel Cemetery; photo taken by LIVING Nye, 26 April 2004.
  5. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, "John Harris Family" submitted by Celesta Ann Bonar Ebersole, p. 153.
  6. [S34] New Bethel (or Carmichael) Cemetery, compiled by Ethel Briggs and Ada Finnicum, Uriah and Mary A. Harris gravestone.
  7. [S333] John Harris Senr. household, 1830 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia, Western District, page 219, National Archives micropublication M19_198.
  8. [S2214] Agnus Harris household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 268 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  9. [S1273] Uriah Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 282B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  10. [S1110] Uriah Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Glen Easton Post Office, page 177, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  11. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  12. [S683] Samuel Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953909_0002570.jpg.
  13. [S959] John Washington Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953678_0002059.jpg.
  14. [S1522] Register of Marriages for Wesley Harris and M. C. A. Hubbard, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00061.jpg.
  15. [S553] Uriah Sheridan Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983277_0000108.jpg.

Mary Ann Lydick1

ID#41, b. 23 August 1825, d. 8 October 1910
Father: Samuel Lydick
Mother: Catherine Fair

Birth date: 23 August 1825
Birth place: Pennsylvania.2,1

The different spellings of the Lydick surname as Leidig, Lidick, etc. have been well-documented by various researchers. Mary Ann's name appears as "Mareann Lidick" in the Lydick family Bible. Even though the handwriting in that Bible appears to be by the same person, the surname for three of Samuel and Catherine Lydick's children was spelled as Lidick, the rest are spelled as Lydick.2

Mary Ann married Uriah Harris, son of John Harris and Nancy Agnes Binnegar, on 27 July 1845.3

Mary died at age 85 on 8 October 1910 at Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. No cause of death was given.4 Mary's body was interred in the New Bethel Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. Her name reportedly appears on the gravestone as "Mary A. Harris," with an inscription that reads, "Mother (on top of stone); Mary A., his wife (referring to Uriah Harris)."5

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaMary A. Harris, female, age 23, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)6
1860Marshall County, VirginiaMary A. Harris, female, age 34, born in Pa
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)7
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary A. Harris, female, age 45, born in Pennsylvania, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)8
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary A. Harris, female, age 74, wife, married 50 years, born Aug 1825 in (West) Virginia, 10 of 12 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)9

Deceased Children of Mary Ann Lydick and Uriah Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=20 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S959] John Washington Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953678_0002059.jpg.
  2. [S1047] Lydick Family Bible. Sometimes referred to as the Harris Family Bible because the name of Uriah Harris is written in the front, it seems more appropriate to call it the Lydick Family Bible as the births recorded are the family of Mary Ann (Lydick) Harris. The Bible passed from the Harris' to their granddaughter, Elizabeth "Bess" (Harris) Stewart, who then gave it to her granddaughter, Barbara (Newell) Suarez.
  3. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  4. [S1048] Mary A. Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00216.jpg.
  5. [S314] Digital photograph of Uriah and Mary A. Harris gravestone in New Bethel Cemetery; photo taken by LIVING Nye, 26 April 2004.
  6. [S1273] Uriah Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 282B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  7. [S1110] Uriah Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Glen Easton Post Office, page 177, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  8. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  9. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  10. [S683] Samuel Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953909_0002570.jpg.
  11. [S1522] Register of Marriages for Wesley Harris and M. C. A. Hubbard, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00061.jpg.
  12. [S553] Uriah Sheridan Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983277_0000108.jpg.

John Harris1

ID#42, b. 1759, d. 1837
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 1752. Per Frances Terrill Bonar, the tombstone of John Franklin Harris Sr, listed his birth and death as: 1752 - 1837. She indicated that John was Welsh, although she recorded his place of birth as Baltimore, Maryland, rather than Wales as has been reported by some researchers. In support of her theory, the 1900 U.S. census listed Maryland as the place of birth for both parents of Uriah Harris (John's youngest son).

Birth place: Baltimore, Maryland.2,3

In contrast, the military marker that commemorates John's service in the Revolutionary War indicates he was born in 1759. Interestingly, this marker also indicates that he died in 1851 - but this must be incorrect as his will was probated in 1837. At this point, I'm not sure if either of the dates on the military marker are correct.4,5

Numerous Harris researchers have used the names "John Franklin Harris, Sr." and "John Franklin Harris, Jr." regarding the father and son that are among the early settlers in Marshall County. I have yet to see any official document use the middle name of Franklin for either of them, so I will not accept it until I see a source other than the genealogy files of other researchers. It is interesting to note that John Jr. had a son whose full name was in fact John Franklin Harris per his death certificate, but I have not found his name anywhere followed by a "III" suffix which could indicate that his father and grandfather also had the same middle name.

John married Nancy Binnegar, daughter of John Binnegar and Ann Marpol, on 20 August 1801 in Frederick County, Virginia.6 According to Frances (Terrill) Bonar, they were married at the Hopewell Friends Meeting House. If true, this Meeting House that is located a few miles north of Winchester, Virginia, leaves me wondering about Quaker ties.7,8 From what I've read, any Quaker who married a non-Quaker was dismissed from the church; a marriage "out of unity" referred to this situation, which required a lengthy process of "making amends" to avoid dismissal. This indicates to me that both parties would have to be Quaker to be married in a Quaker church; yet I have not been able to confirm that either John or Nancy was a Quaker.9

John died in 1837 in Marshall County, Virginia.5 John's body was interred in the Harris Family Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, (West) Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "John Harris." The inscription reads, "Drummer, 11 Virg Regt, Revolutionary War."4

According to the date on his military marker, John would have died in 1851 - but as noted previously, this would seem to be incorrect as his will was probated in 1837. Additionally, his wife appears in the 1850 U.S. Census living in the family of their son, Benjamin - a likely indication that she was a widow at that time.4

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1820Ohio County, VirginiaJohn Harris, head of a family of 12 (9 males, 3 females), believed to be a male age "45 & over." Presumed to be one of five persons engaged in agriculture
(Official Census Date: 07 August 1820)10
1830Ohio County, VirginiaJohn Harris Senr., head of a family of 11 (8 males, 3 females), believed to be the male age "60 and under 70"
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1830)11

Deceased Children of John Harris and Nancy Agnes Binnegar:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=11 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S546] Revolutionary War Service Records, jacket envelope and abstract cards, electronic image electronic image by NARA, online http://www.footnote.com/image/23238408/#23238408
  2. [S65] Frances (Terrill) Bonar, "John Franklin Harris Sr.-Nancy Binnegar family group sheet," This family group sheet (FGS) lists sources for information, but does not tie information to its specific source.
  3. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S363] Digital photograph of John Harris gravestone in Harris family plot (Fork Ridge, Marshall County, WV); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  5. [S62] "The Harris Family," Clarence S. Harris,.
  6. [S63] Certificate, John Harris and Nancy Binnegar marriage of 20 August 1801, Frederick County, Virginia.
  7. [S240] Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com Inc.), 13 June 2005.
  8. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, "John Harris Family" submitted by Celesta Ann Bonar Ebersole, p. 152.
  9. [S1205] Quaker Marriage, "Woodward Genealogy," online http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…, downloaded 10 June 2011.
  10. [S2162] John Harris household, 1820 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia, page 19 stamped, National Archives micropublication M33_140.
  11. [S333] John Harris Senr. household, 1830 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia, Western District, page 219, National Archives micropublication M19_198.
  12. [S1517] Benjamin Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00073.jpg.

Nancy Agnes Binnegar1

ID#43, b. 1779, d. April 1857
Parents: possibly John Binnegar/Binegar and Ann Marpol.
Several researchers with family trees on ancestry.com show John Binnegar/Binegar and Ann Marl as the parents of Nancy Agnes. I found a marriage record between these two, but nothing definitive on ancestry.com to tie them to Nancy. Relying heavily on Harris researcher Cindy Petrini's family tree, it looks to me like that John Binegar was probably Nancy's brother, not her father. Cindy identified Ann Marpol as Nancy's mother, and John Binnegar as her father. She showed one John born circa 1737 and the other in 1767.

There is a gravestone in the Harris family plot on Fork Ridge for "Mary, wife of Enoch Marpole" which suggests a connection between the Harris and Marpole families. The "e" is near the edge of the stone and could easily be overlooked - perhaps that is where Marpol comes from. Researching Marpole/Marpol in the vital records for Marshall County, I found a death record for Joseph Marple, son of Enoch and Mary. So at this point, I have three potential maiden names for Nancy's mother: Marpol, Marpole or Marple.

In summary ... and this is not yet proven in my mind ... it looks like Nancy may have had a brother, John, who was born in 1767 and married Ann Marl in 1800; Nancy's father may have been John who was born circa 1737 and married Ann Marpol.2,3

Birth date: 1779.2,3 It has also been reported that Nancy was born circa 1778.4
Birth place: Frederick County, Virginia.2,3 It has also been reported that Nancy was born in Maryland.5

Commonly known by her middle name, spelled by many as Agnes, but appearing as Agness on her gravestone.6

Nancy married John Harris Sr. on 20 August 1801 in Frederick County, Virginia.7 According to Frances (Terrill) Bonar, they were married at the Hopewell Friends Meeting House. If true, this Meeting House that is located a few miles north of Winchester, Virginia, leaves me wondering about Quaker ties.8,9 From what I've read, any Quaker who married a non-Quaker was dismissed from the church; a marriage "out of unity" referred to this situation, which required a lengthy process of "making amends" to avoid dismissal. This indicates to me that both parties would have to be Quaker to be married in a Quaker church; yet I have not been able to confirm that either John or Nancy was a Quaker.10

It has been reported by multiple researchers that Nancy died on 05 August 1856.1 However, it may be that Nancy died in April 1857 in Marshall County, Virginia. Nancy's gravestone is seriously eroded, especially around the outer edges. As a result, the last number of the year is questionable; yet it looks to me like a "7" is a much better fit than a "6". As for the month, I see "Apr" rather than "Aug."2,3,6 Nancy's body was interred in the Harris Family Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, (West) Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Agness Harris."6

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1820Ohio County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of John Harris (her husband) as a female age "26 & under 45."
(Official Census Date: 07 August 1820)11
1830Ohio County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of John Harris (her husband) as a female age "40 & under 50"
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1830)12
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaAgnus Harris, head of a family of four (2 males, 2 females), believed to be the female age "60 & under 70"
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)13
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaAgnes Harris, female, age 72, born in Va, unable to read or write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)4

Deceased Children of Nancy Agnes Binnegar and John Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=30 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  2. [S62] "The Harris Family," Clarence S. Harris,.
  3. [S66] "One of the three original Harris'," Clarence S. Harris,.
  4. [S1075] Benjamin Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, pages 328 stamped (655 handwritten) and 328B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  5. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  6. [S363] Digital photograph of Agness Harris gravestone in Harris family plot (Fork Ridge, Marshall County, WV); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  7. [S63] Certificate, John Harris and Nancy Binnegar marriage of 20 August 1801, Frederick County, Virginia.
  8. [S240] Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com Inc.), 13 June 2005.
  9. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, "John Harris Family" submitted by Celesta Ann Bonar Ebersole, p. 152.
  10. [S1205] Quaker Marriage, "Woodward Genealogy," online http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…, downloaded 10 June 2011.
  11. [S2162] John Harris household, 1820 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia, page 19 stamped, National Archives micropublication M33_140.
  12. [S333] John Harris Senr. household, 1830 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia, Western District, page 219, National Archives micropublication M19_198.
  13. [S2214] Agnus Harris household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 268 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  14. [S1517] Benjamin Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00073.jpg.

Samuel Lydick

ID#44
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: Maryland.1

Samuel married Catherine Fair, daughter of Jacob Fair and Catherine Knappenberger.

The following was posted on the Find A Grave memorial for Samuel Lydick:2

"An article appearing in Moundsville Daily Echo, 12/13/1929 states:
On the J.R. Earlywine farm - - can be found, in a small burying plot, the grave of Samuel Lydick. The stone marker tells that he was buried there January 5, 1852, or 77 years ago."

Samuel is not listed in the 1850 census with the rest of his family, which seems to indicate that he might have died prior to 1852 as reported in the Echo.3

Also note that the burial site, as stated, is "on the J.R. Earlywine farm" which I believe is different from the Earlywine Cemetery that is located in the Sand Hill area, i.e. northern Marshall County. There was reportedly an Earlywine farm on French Run off Fork Ridge,4 which is closer to the center of the county. French Run lies between Brushy Ridge and Glen Easton Ridge Road, two north-south roads that connected Fork Ridge and Glen Easton when they were fully open. Knowing that the general area was home to various Harris and Lydick families, it seemed very likely to me that this should be the location of the Earlywine farm where Samuel was reportedly buried.

Subsequently I ran across another account that referenced the same newspaper article in the Moundsville Daily Echo. In a section titled "Pioneer Graves," the first paragraph referred to the burial of Elias Harris "on the John Long farm near Glen Easton." The second paragraph stated:
On the J. R. Earlywine farm near this place can be found, in a small burying plot, the grave of Samuel Lydick. The stone marker tells that he was buried there January 5, 1852, or 77 years ago. Two of his sons were among those from this section to fight for the reservation of the union in the Civil war.5

The Long farm referenced in the first paragraph was located on the lower end of Brushy Ridge closer to Glen Easton. The second paragraph states that the J. R. Earlywine farm was near the Long farm, i.e. on Brushy Ridge. This seems to lend credence to my theory that Samuel was buried on the Earlywine family farm on French Run rather than the Earlywine Cemetery near Sandhill.6

Deceased Children of Samuel Lydick and Catherine Fair:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=4 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  2. [S1550] Samuel Lydick, Find A Grave memorial no. 79646940, created by Boyd Lydick on 31 October 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S1183] Catherine Lydick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 327B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  4. [S1555] "Glen Easton - From the Papers of the Late Opal Anquish Masters," historical notes submitted by Chris (Sims) Freshwater, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/glen2.htm
  5. [S1556] "A Community History of Glen Easton," submitted by Eric M. Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/eric-gleneaston.htm
  6. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  7. [S1047] Lydick Family Bible. Sometimes referred to as the Harris Family Bible because the name of Uriah Harris is written in the front, it seems more appropriate to call it the Lydick Family Bible as the births recorded are the family of Mary Ann (Lydick) Harris. The Bible passed from the Harris' to their granddaughter, Elizabeth "Bess" (Harris) Stewart, who then gave it to her granddaughter, Barbara (Newell) Suarez.
  8. [S1548] Marriage License for Levi Lydick and Elizabeth Standiford, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00354.jpg.

Catherine Fair

ID#45, b. circa 1805
Father: Jacob Fair
Mother: Catherine Knappenberger

Birth date: circa 1805
Birth place: Maryland.1 It has also been reported that Catherine was born in Pennsylvania.2

Catherine married Samuel Lydick.

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaCatherine Lydick, female, age 45, born in Md, no occupation listed, unable to read and write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1

Deceased Children of Catherine Fair and Samuel Lydick:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=4 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. [S1183] Catherine Lydick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 327B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  2. [S1007] Samuel Harris household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District (Brushy Ridge Road), Enumeration District 78, sheet 1A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  3. [S1047] Lydick Family Bible. Sometimes referred to as the Harris Family Bible because the name of Uriah Harris is written in the front, it seems more appropriate to call it the Lydick Family Bible as the births recorded are the family of Mary Ann (Lydick) Harris. The Bible passed from the Harris' to their granddaughter, Elizabeth "Bess" (Harris) Stewart, who then gave it to her granddaughter, Barbara (Newell) Suarez.
  4. [S1548] Marriage License for Levi Lydick and Elizabeth Standiford, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00354.jpg.

Isaac Richmond1,2

ID#46, b. 17 May 1816
Father: David Richmond
Mother: Anna "Ann" Neely

Birth date: 17 May 1816
Birth place: Beaver County, Pennsylvania.2,1

Isaac's first marriage was reportedly to Sarah Elizabeth Irey on 22 November 1842 at Glen Easton, Marshall County, Virginia.3,4

Upon Elizabeth's death on 13 October 1851, he became a widower at age 35.5,3,6

His second marriage was to Mary Greathouse, daughter of Robert J. Davis and Elizabeth Harris, on 8 September 1853 at Bowman Ridge, Marshall County, Virginia. This was a second marriage for both parties as each had been widowed.3,7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaRichmond, Isaac, male, age 34, born in Pa, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)2

Deceased Children of Isaac Richmond and Sarah Elizabeth Irey:

Deceased Children of Isaac Richmond and Mary Davis:

Last Edited Date=15 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. [S786] Mary Elizabeth Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953325_0002575.jpg.
  2. [S1010] Isaac Richmond household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 253B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  3. [S42] "Karen Hucko's Richmond Family Research," research data submitted by Karen Hucko, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/karen.htm
  4. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt
  5. [S1062] Digital photo of Elisabeth Richmond gravestone in New Bethel Cemetery (Marshall County, West Virginia), taken by user name cookie8219 on 04 September 2011, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/20882270/photo/…. Permission to use on this site granted by cookie8219 on 02 October 2012.
  6. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt. Information pertaining to Elisabeth Richmond.
  7. [S788] Marriage License for Isaac Richmond and Mary Greathouse, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00171.jpg.
  8. [S1304] Marriage License for Samuel Harris and Mary E Richmond, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00261.jpg.
  9. [S828] Mrs. Nancy Allen, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953471_0000335.jpg.

Sarah Elizabeth Irey1,2

ID#47, b. 28 December 1818, d. 13 October 1851
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 28 December 1818 (calculated date based on age at death of 32 years, 9 months, 15 days per gravestone inscription). I found a closeup photograph of her gravestone on Ancestry.com and was given permission to add it to this website (link appears below). That photograph clearly shows that the inscription reads 9 months rather than 3 months as I had previously believed. With that correction, my software calculates her date of birth as 28 December 1818.3 vs. 29 December 1818 as reported by another researcher.4
Birth place: Greenup County, Kentucky.5,6 As a further complication, other sources have reported that Sarah was born in Pennsylvania2 and in (West) Virginia.7

Apparently she was commonly known by her middle name, which I have most often seen spelled as Elizabeth,8 but also as Elisabeth on her gravestone.3 It was only through her daughter's obituary that I learned that her name was Sarah.1 Other spellings of her name include Elizabeth Ira6 and even Emily Iry, found on daughter Nancy's death certificate.9

Sarah Elizabeth reportedly married Isaac Richmond, son of David Richmond and Anna "Ann" Neely, on 22 November 1842 at Glen Easton, Marshall County, Virginia.10,6

Elizabeth died at age 32 on 13 October 1851 in Marshall County, Virginia.3,10,11 Elisabeth's body was interred in the New Bethel Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Elisabeth Richmond the wife of Isaac Richmond - Departed this life October the 13th 1851 aged 32 years 9 months and 15 days."3

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaElizabeth Richmond, female, age 31, born in Kentucky
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)8

Deceased Children of Sarah Elizabeth Irey and Isaac Richmond:

Last Edited Date=5 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S783] Mary Elizabeth Richmond obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  2. [S786] Mary Elizabeth Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953325_0002575.jpg.
  3. [S1062] Digital photo of Elisabeth Richmond gravestone in New Bethel Cemetery (Marshall County, West Virginia), taken by user name cookie8219 on 04 September 2011, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/20882270/photo/…. Permission to use on this site granted by cookie8219 on 02 October 2012.
  4. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt. Information pertaining to Isaac Richmond (#91).
  5. [S1010] Isaac Richmond household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 253B, National Archives micropublication M432_959, supports state as Kentucky.
  6. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt
  7. [S1007] Samuel Harris household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District (Brushy Ridge Road), Enumeration District 78, sheet 1A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  8. [S1010] Isaac Richmond household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 253B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  9. [S828] Mrs. Nancy Allen, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953471_0000335.jpg.
  10. [S42] "Karen Hucko's Richmond Family Research," research data submitted by Karen Hucko, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/karen.htm
  11. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt. Information pertaining to Elisabeth Richmond.
  12. [S786] Mary Elizabeth Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953325_0002575.jpg, confirms spelling of surname as Irey.

David Richmond

ID#48, b. 1787, d. May 1838
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 1787
Birth place: Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2

David married Ann Neely circa 1813 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2

David died in May 1838 in Marshall County, Virginia.1,2 David's body was interred in May 1838 in the Richmond Family Burial Grounds, Graysville Road, Lynn Camp, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Deceased Child of David Richmond and Anna "Ann" Neely:

Last Edited Date=9 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S784] "Richmond Family Burial Grounds," readings submitted by Karen Hucko, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/rich.htm
  2. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt

Anna "Ann" Neely1,2

ID#49, b. 25 December 1789, d. 25 May 1882
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 25 December 1789 (calculated using age at death of 92 years 5 months 0 days).1 It has also been reported that Ann was born on 25 January 1790.2
Birth place: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2

Commonly known as Ann.2

Ann married David Richmond circa 1813 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2

Anna died at age 92 from "old age" on 25 May 1882 in Marshall County, West Virginia.1 Following a graveside service, Ann's body was interred in the Richmond Family Burial Grounds, Graysville Road, Lynn Camp, Marshall County, West Virginia;3

Deceased Child of Anna "Ann" Neely and David Richmond:

Last Edited Date=20 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S785] Anna Richmond, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00063.jpg.
  2. [S112] "Descendants of Joseph Richmond - 16 July 1999," family data submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/jrichmond.txt
  3. [S784] "Richmond Family Burial Grounds," readings submitted by Karen Hucko, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/rich.htm

Arthur McGary1

ID#50, b. 11 February 1823, d. 27 April 1899
Arthur McGary
Father: William McGary
Mother: Sarah Coulson

Birth date: 11 February 1823
Birth place: Ohio.2,3

Photograph of Arthur with Louisa (Perkins) McGary Arthur and Louisa. Date taken: unknown. Location: presumably taken at Plummer's, 1138 Main Street, Wheeling, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

Arthur married Louisa Perkins, daughter of Reuben Perkins and Mary Groves, on 14 November 1854 in Belmont County, Ohio. Wm. Lucas, J.P., certified that he united them in marriage.5

Arthur died at age 76 from Bright's disease on 27 April 1899 at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. Bright's disease was old term that referred to various forms of kidney disease.1 Arthur has also been reported to have died on 28 April 1899.3 Arthur's body was interred in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Arthur McGary."6

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of William McGary (his father) as a male age "15 & under 20."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)7
For years 1850 through 1870:  Real estate = land and buildings.
Personal estate = non-land property such as household goods, furnishings, and livestock.
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaArthur W. McGary, male, age 27, born in Oo, a farmer, real estate value $2,100
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)8
1860Marshall County, VirginiaArthur McGary, male, age 26, born in Ohio, a farmer, real estate value $3,000 & personal estate value $475    [Note: age misreported by 10 years]
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)9
1870Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaArthur McGary, male, age 47, born in Ohio, a farmer, real estate value $7,000 and personal estate value $600
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)10
1880Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaArther McGarey, male, age 57, head, married, born in Ohio, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)11

Deceased Children of Arthur McGary and Louisa Perkins:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=9 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S444] Arthur McGary, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00112.jpg.
  2. [S447] John McGary, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983276_0001377.jpg.
  3. [S26] Arthur and Louisa McGary gravestone, Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S170] Photograph of Arthur and Louisa McGary. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  5. [S1220] "Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950," Belmont County marriage license for Arthur McGary and Louisa Perkins, electronic image, FamilySearch, online https://www.familysearch.org
  6. [S90] Digital photograph of Arthur and Louisa McGary gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 26 May 2003.
  7. [S2215] Wm. McGary household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 267 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  8. [S202] Arthur W. McGary household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 257A, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  9. [S1100] Arthur McGary household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 119 (233 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  10. [S1193] Arthur McGary household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay Township, page 8, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  11. [S135] Arthur McGarey household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 25A (95 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  12. [S692] Cancedella Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074141_0002249.jpg.

Louisa Perkins

ID#51, b. 2 April 1836, d. 28 May 1926
Louisa (Perkins) McGary
Father: Reuben Perkins
Mother: Mary Groves

Birth date: 2 April 1836.1 It has also been reported that Louisa was born in April 1837.2
Birth place: Ohio.1

Photograph of Louisa with Arthur McGary Arthur and Louisa. Date taken: unknown. Location: presumably taken at Plummer's, 1138 Main Street, Wheeling, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Louisa married Arthur McGary, son of William McGary and Sarah Coulson, on 14 November 1854 in Belmont County, Ohio. Wm. Lucas, J.P., certified that he united them in marriage.4

Louisa died at age 90 from "paralysis central" on 28 May 1926 at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. Her death certificate recorded her name incorrectly as Eliza McGary.1 Louisa's body was interred on 31 May 1926 in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Louisa McGary."1,5

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Washington Township, Belmont County, OhioLouisa Perkins, female, age 12, born in O(hio), attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)6
1860Marshall County, VirginiaLouiza McGary, female, age 25, born in Ohio
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)7
1870Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaLouisa McGary, female, age 35, born in Ohio, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)8
1880Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaLouisa McGarey, female, age 44, wife, married, born in Ohio, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)9
1900Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaLouisa McGary, female, age 63, mother, widowed, born Apr 1837 in Ohio, 9 of 10 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)2
1910Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaLouisa McGarey, female, age 73, mother, widowed, born in Ohio
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)10

Deceased Children of Louisa Perkins and Arthur McGary:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=18 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S695] Eliza McGary (actually Louisa McGary), Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953325_000182.jpg.
  2. [S1338] John A. McGary household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 68, sheet 11A (35 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  3. [S170] Photograph of Arthur and Louisa McGary. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  4. [S1220] "Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950," Belmont County marriage license for Arthur McGary and Louisa Perkins, electronic image, FamilySearch, online https://www.familysearch.org
  5. [S90] Digital photograph of Arthur and Louisa McGary gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 26 May 2003.
  6. [S365] Rheuben Perkins household, 1850 U.S. Census, Belmont County, Ohio, Washington Township, page 1B, National Archives micropublication M432_661.
  7. [S1100] Arthur McGary household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 119 (233 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  8. [S1193] Arthur McGary household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay Township, page 8, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  9. [S135] Arthur McGarey household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 25A (95 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  10. [S1351] John A. McGarey household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 80, sheet 14A (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  11. [S692] Cancedella Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074141_0002249.jpg.

Anna J. Kuhn

ID#52, b. 4 July 1872, d. 16 August 1936
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Mary Schon

Birth date: 4 July 1872
Birth place: Germany.1,2,3,4 It has also been reported that Anna was born in Alsace-Lorraine.1

Anna was approximately five years old when her mother passed away in 1877. Mary's death left Nikolaus with three very young children to raise: Anna, Adam and Mathias.5 So it isn't surprising that he quickly married again that same year. When Nikolaus married Catharina Schumacher, she immediately became the stepmother of an infant and two young children.6

Anna emigrated from Antwerp, Belgium, in April 1886 with her family.7 The journey from Antwerp to New York took between a week and a fortnight.8 The steamship "Rhynland" was built for the Red Star Line by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, and launched on 10 March 1879. It could accommodate 150 first class passengers and another 1,000 in steerage.9

Along with Nicholas Kuhn and Catharina Kuhn, Anna appears on the passenger list for the S.S. Rhynland which arrived in April 1886 New York City, New York. Also listed: Adam Kuhn, Mathias Kuhn and Catherine Kuhn. All are identified as citizens of Germany, having begun their journey from Wallerfangen, Germany, with an intended destination of East Liverpool. Information per the ship's manifest is as follows:
     Nic. Kuhn, age 37, male, a laborer
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 36, female
     Anna Kuhn, age 12, female
     Adam Kuhn, age 11, male
     Mathe. Kuhn, age 9, male
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 5, female
They are numbered 145 through 150 out of a total manifest of 347 passengers.7 Anna arrived at Castle Garden, New York City, New York, on 10 April 1886, along with the rest of her family. Information per Ellis Island records found online:
Ship: RHYNLAND
Arrived: 10 April 1886

Origination: Germany
Port: Antwerp
Destination: 4229
Plan: Unknown
Passage: Unknown

Nic. Kuhn, laborer, age 37, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, farmer, age 36, female, literacy = U
Anna Kuhn, farmer, age 12, female, literacy = U
Adam Kuhn, farmer, age 11, male, literacy = U
Mathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 9, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 5, female, literacy = U.10,7

Anna J. Kuhn was released from Prussian citizenship with Nikolaus Kuhn and Catharina (Schumacher) Kuhn on 27 April 1886 for the purpose of emigration to the State of Ohio in North America. The release certificate was signed on 27 April 1886 by the Royal Prussian Government in Trier and stated that the certificate would "be ineffective if the released persons do not move their place of residence to outside Federal territory within six months from the day of issue of the Release Certificate, or acquire citizenship in another federal state.11"

Anna married Jacob Schenck in 1894.12,2 As of 15 April 1910, the date of the U.S. census, Anna and Jacob lived at 414 Grant Avenue, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.3 They were still living at that address in 1920 per the next census;4 but by the 1930 census, the couple had moved a couple blocks to 600 Grant Avenue.13

Anna and Jacob were still living at 600 Grant Avenue when she died at home on 16 August 1936 at age 64; the causes of death identified were arteriosclerosis, carcinoma of the uterus, and coronary obstruction.1 Her body was interred on 18 August 1936 in the East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.1

Deceased Children of Anna J. Kuhn and Jacob Schenck:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=7 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S1971] Anna J. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983272_0001695.jpg.
  2. [S1972] Jacob Schenck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (that part of district north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 15B (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767.
  3. [S1974] Jacob Schenk household, 1910 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown Magisterial District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 79, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T624_1691.
  4. [S1973] Jacob Schenck household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown (incorporated), Enumeration District 108, sheets 5A (222 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964.
  5. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  6. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.
  7. [S405] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc.), Nikolaus Kuhn family data.
  8. [S406] Red Star Line Memorial, online http://www.visitantwerpen.be/redstarlinememorial/…
  9. [S496] Immigrant Ships, online http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipqs.htm. compiled by Louis S. Alfano.
  10. [S407] CastleGarden.org, online http://www.castlegarden.org/index.html
  11. [S81] Nikolaus Kuhn and family, Royal Prussian Government Release Certificate, 27 April 1886, photocopy in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  12. [S2491] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Jacob and Anna J. Schenck data, page 295 (Morgantown, West Virginia: City Directory, 1935).
  13. [S1975] Jacob Schenck household, 1930 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 31-20, sheet 6A (102 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2548.
  14. [S1980] George N. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983555_0000876.jpg.
  15. [S1978] Marriage License for Carl H. Schenck and Blanche Cole, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00418.jpg.

Jacob Schenck

ID#53, b. December 1871, d. 1953
Father: not yet identified, but reportedly born in Germany or France.
Mother: not yet identified, but reportedly born in Germany or France.
(See comments below regarding the Alsace-Lorraine region of the France/Germany border.)1,2,3

Birth date: December 1871.4,5
Birth place: Alsace-Lorraine France.6,7 It has also been reported that Jacob was born in Germany.4,5,8 The birth location of Alsace-Lorraine is an area that changed hands between France and Germany many times through the years. I have read that for a person whose birth country keeps changing back and forth between France and Germany, it is likely that they were born in the Alsace-Lorraine region. In fact, it has been suggested that it can be easier for a genealogist to simply treat Alsace-Lorraine as the birth place without specifying which country it was in at the time. In this case, family knowledge that the area was in France when Jacob was born is supported by the 1920 census, but is contradicted by the 1900 and 1910 censuses that list Germany as his birthplace. It seems that Jacob was identifying Alsace-Lorraine with the country who possessed it at the time of any given census.

Jacob immigrated to the United States of America in 18914 and was reportedly naturalized as a citizen before 1 June 1900.4

Jacob married Anna J. Kuhn, daughter of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Schon, in 1894.9,4 As of 15 April 1910, the date of the U.S. census, Jacob was a "glassworks blower" and was living with Anna at 414 Grant Avenue, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.5 They were still living at that address in 1920 per the next census;7 but by the 1930 census, the couple had moved a couple blocks to 600 Grant Avenue.10 As of 1935, Jacob was still a glassworker, working at Seneca Glass Company Morgantown.9 They were still living at 600 Grant Avenue when Anna died at home on 16 August 1936 at age 64 and Jacob became a widower.11

Jacob reportedly died in 1953 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia,6 and was also buried there.6

Deceased Children of Jacob Schenck and Anna J. Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=7 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S1972] Jacob Schenck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (that part of district north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 15B (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767, shows parents' birthplaces as Germany.
  2. [S1974] Jacob Schenk household, 1910 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown Magisterial District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 79, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T624_1691, shows parents' birthplaces as Germany.
  3. [S1973] Jacob Schenck household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown (incorporated), Enumeration District 108, sheets 5A (222 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964, shows parents' birthplaces as France.
  4. [S1972] Jacob Schenck household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (that part of district north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 15B (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767.
  5. [S1974] Jacob Schenk household, 1910 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown Magisterial District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 79, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T624_1691.
  6. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  7. [S1973] Jacob Schenck household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown (incorporated), Enumeration District 108, sheets 5A (222 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964.
  8. [S1980] George N. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983555_0000876.jpg.
  9. [S2491] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Jacob and Anna J. Schenck data, page 295 (Morgantown, West Virginia: City Directory, 1935).
  10. [S1975] Jacob Schenck household, 1930 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown District, Morgantown City, Enumeration District 31-20, sheet 6A (102 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2548.
  11. [S1971] Anna J. Schenck, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983272_0001695.jpg.
  12. [S1978] Marriage License for Carl H. Schenck and Blanche Cole, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00418.jpg.

Reuben Perkins1

ID#55, b. circa 1790
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: circa 1790
Birth place: Pennsylvania.1

Reuben married Mary Groves on 15 March 1821 in Belmont County, Ohio.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Washington Township, Belmont County, OhioRheuben Perkins, male, age 60, born in Pa, a farmer with real estate valued at $8,000
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1

Deceased Child of Reuben Perkins and Mary Groves:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=18 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S365] Rheuben Perkins household, 1850 U.S. Census, Belmont County, Ohio, Washington Township, page 1B, National Archives micropublication M432_661.
  2. [S366] Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&enc=1 (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com Inc.).

Mary Groves1

ID#56, b. circa 1805
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: circa 1805.2
Birth place: unknown.

Mary married Reuben Perkins on 15 March 1821 in Belmont County, Ohio.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Washington Township, Belmont County, OhioMary Perkins, female, age 45, born in "unknown", unable to read or write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)2

Deceased Child of Mary Groves and Reuben Perkins:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=18 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S366] Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&enc=1 (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com Inc.).
  2. [S365] Rheuben Perkins household, 1850 U.S. Census, Belmont County, Ohio, Washington Township, page 1B, National Archives micropublication M432_661.

Agnes Pauline Kuhn

ID#57, b. 8 October 1908, d. 17 October 2004
Father: Adam E. Kuhn
Mother: Hattie May Clark

Birth date: 8 October 1908
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Photograph of Agnes with her mother, brother and sisters. Date taken: unknown. Location: probably their home in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.2

Agnes married Kenneth Kanner on 30 June 1928 at Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia. Edwin T. Carter, a Baptist minister, certified that he united them in marriage. It appears that the couple misrepresented their ages, probably to avoid the need for parental consent for Agnes. The marriage record states that they were 23 and 21, but they were actually 21 and 19.3

Agnes died at age 96 on 17 October 2004 at Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC), Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1910Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaAgnes Kuhn, daughter, female, age 1 year 6 months, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)4
1920Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaAgnas Kuhn, female, age 11, daughter, single, born in West Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)5

Deceased Child of Agnes Pauline Kuhn and Kenneth Kanner:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=27 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S1378] Agnes Kuhn, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00528.jpg.
  2. [S336] Photograph of Hattie (Clark) Kuhn and her children. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  3. [S1380] Marriage License for Kenneth Kanner and Agnes Kuhn, Brooke County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00210.jpg.
  4. [S320] Adam E. Kuhn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 92, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  5. [S334] Hattie Kuhn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 62, sheet 5A (152 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.

Alma K. Kuhn1

ID#58, b. 8 October 1908, d. 18 March 1991
Father: Adam E. Kuhn
Mother: Hattie May Clark

Birth date: 8 October 1908
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Photograph of Alma with her mother, brother and sisters. Date taken: unknown. Location: probably their home in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

On 8 March 1943 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Alma applied for a marriage license with Fredrick E. Shipley, son of Albert A. Shipley and Anna (unknown). The authorization to marry was signed 11 March 1943 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.1 Park T. Rushford, a Minister in the Baptist Church, certified that he united Alma and Fred in marriage on 11 March 1943 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Alma died at age 82 on 18 March 1991.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1910Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaAlma Kuhn, daughter, female, age 1 year 6 months, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)5
1920Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaAlla or Alta Kuhn, female, age 11, daughter, single, born in West Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)6
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=25 Jun 2013

Citations

  1. [S453] Marriage License for Fredrick E. Shipley and Alma K. Kuhn, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130846_00765.jpg.
  2. [S1379] Alma Kuhn, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00528.jpg.
  3. [S336] Photograph of Hattie (Clark) Kuhn and her children. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  4. [S570] Alma K. Shipley, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  5. [S320] Adam E. Kuhn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 92, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  6. [S334] Hattie Kuhn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 62, sheet 5A (152 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.

Kenneth Kanner

ID#59, b. 6 April 1907, d. October 1985
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 6 April 1907.1
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 It has also been reported that Kenneth was born at Clarington, Ohio.3

Kenneth married Agnes Kuhn, daughter of Adam E. Kuhn and Hattie May Clark, on 30 June 1928 at Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia. Edwin T. Carter, a Baptist minister, certified that he united them in marriage. It appears that the couple misrepresented their ages, probably to avoid the need for parental consent for Agnes. The marriage record states that they were 23 and 21, but they were actually 21 and 19.2

Kenneth died at age 78 in October 1985.1

Deceased Child of Kenneth Kanner and Agnes Pauline Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=11 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S899] Kenneth Kanner, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  2. [S1380] Marriage License for Kenneth Kanner and Agnes Kuhn, Brooke County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00210.jpg.
  3. [S2323] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Lois Ann Kanner, Birth Certificate, electronic image from Indiana State Board of Health, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5164, file 40474_357193-00564.jpg.

Frederick Earl "Fred" Shipley

ID#60, b. 20 July 1909, d. 27 May 1990
Father: Albert A. Shipley
Mother: Anna (unknown)

Birth date: 20 July 1909.1,2,3,4
Birth place: Dilles Bottom, Belmont County, Ohio.2,3,4
Although Fred himself was the informant on for his marriage license, the date and place of birth given do not agree with any other records I have found for him. According to the license he was born 20 July 1910 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. It's a mystery to me why he might have supplied this incorrect info.5

On 8 March 1943 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Fredrick applied for a marriage license with Alma K. Kuhn, daughter of Adam E. Kuhn and Hattie May Clark. The authorization to marry was signed 11 March 1943 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.5 Park T. Rushford, a Minister in the Baptist Church, certified that he united Fred and Alma in marriage on 11 March 1943 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.5

Fred died at age 80 on 27 May 1990.1
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=25 Jun 2013

Citations

  1. [S570] Fred E. Shipley, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S1847] Albert A. Shipley household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District (city of Moundsville, part of), Enumeration District 94, sheet 1A (206 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  3. [S1381] Albert Shipley household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 65, sheets 18B and 19A, National Archives micropublication T625_1953.
  4. [S1848] Albert A. Shipley household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Moundsville city, Enumeration District 26-6, sheet 11A (118 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  5. [S453] Marriage License for Fredrick E. Shipley and Alma K. Kuhn, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130846_00765.jpg.