Z. Avril Moore1

ID#601, b. 2 March 1865, d. 28 December 1921
Father: Henry Moore
Mother: C. Griffith

Birth date: 2 March 1865
Birth place: West Virginia.2

Commonly known by his middle name, Avril, which I have also seen spelled as Averel.

Z. Avril married Adaline B. "Lina Bell" Taylor on 21 October 1905 in Marshall County, West Virginia. J. M. Rine, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage at his own home.3

Avril died at age 56 from pneumonia on 28 December 1921 at Grave Creek, Clay District, Marshall County, Virginia.2 Z.'s body was interred on 30 December 1921 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2,1

Deceased Children of Z. Avril Moore and Adaline B. "Lina Bell" Taylor:

Last Edited Date=2 May 2013

Citations

  1. [S1391] "Salem Church of Christ Cemetery," gravestone readings submitted by John and Clarice (Eller) Stanley in June 1988, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/salem.htm. Information pertaining to Z. Avril Moore.
  2. [S1389] Z. A. Moore, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1952974_0000449.jpg.
  3. [S1392] Marriage License for Z. Avril Moore and Lina B. Taylor, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130835_00216.jpg.
  4. [S1388] Franklin D. Moore, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00552.jpg.
  5. [S1390] Roxie G. Moore, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00555.jpg.

Owen J. Aston

ID#603, b. circa 1800, d. 1868
Birth date: circa 18001 or circa 1805.2
Birth place: Pennsylvania.1,2

Two Owen Astons? Or One?

The 1850 U.S. census for Marshall County, Virginia, included an Owen Aston, born in Pa, whose age of 50 gave a DOB circa 1800. Ten years later the 1860 census recorded an Owen J. Astin living in Cameron who was also born in PA, but the age of 55 meant a DOB circa 1805. The question for me had been whether those two men were one and the same.

I knew that the parents of my 2nd great-grandfather, James Aston, were Owen Aston and Mary Creighton/Crughton, which was supported by the 1850 census showing Owen and 48-year-old Mary with three children at home.

The 1860 Owen was living with Motaline Aston, 20 years younger than he, with a household of three young children, including 9-year-old Amanda Whipkey. According to a transcribed Pennsylvania marriage record for "Owen Astons," Motaline's maiden name was "Magdaline Whipkey." Considering that the Amanda included in the 1860 census was born in Pa, whereas the three younger children were all born in Va., and that her last name was Whipkey rather than Aston, it seemed like a logical conclusion that Amanda would have been the daughter of Motaline/Magdalene before her marriage to Owen.

Like many of my Aston ancestors, 1850 Owen was a farmer - but the 1860 Owen was a tailor. This had been one of my biggest stumbling blocks until the 2015 Aston reunion where I talked to one of my cousins a generation older than me. She remembered hearing it said while she was growing up that her 2nd great-grandfather had been a tailor.

At that point, I decided it was finally time to combine these two men into one Owen Aston in my database. I now have one man, two wives, and a total of 11 children per my research to date. If anyone has info to dispute this conclusion, I'd love to hear it!


Owen's surname has been spelled various ways in addition to Aston, including Astons3, Astin2, and Asten.4

Owen's first marriage was to Mary Crughten on 8 October 1827 in Ohio County, Virginia, where they were married by Thos. Beetes. Note that the official record is typed, so it seems likely that there was a written record and that there could be transcription errors. Owen's surname is spelled as Asten rather than Aston; Mary's name is spelled as Crughten rather than Creighten which I have been told is the correct spelling. It would be easy to mistake a handwritten "ei" as a "u" - especially if the loop of the "e" wasn't clear. Is it Creighten or Crughten? I hope to find convincing evidence one way or the other.4

His second marriage was to Magdaline "Polly" Whipkey on 25 October 1853 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.3,5

Although I have yet to find confirming documentation, Owen reportedly died in 1868.6

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaOwen J. Aston, head of a family of seven (three males, four females); believed to be the a male age "30 & under 40" and employed in manufacture and trade
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)7
In 1850:  Real estate = land and buildings.
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaOwen Aston, male, age 50, born in Pa, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1
1860Marshall County, VirginiaOwen J. Astin, male, age 55, born in Pa, a tailor with no real estate but a personal estate valued at $50
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2

Deceased Children of Owen J. Aston and Mary Creighten:

Deceased Children of Owen J. Aston and Magdaline "Polly" Whipkey:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=2 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S1011] Owen Aston household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 304B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  2. [S1201] Owen J. Astin household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Cameron Post Office, page 170, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S477] Early Greene County, Pa. Marriages - Part 1 (transcribed from Docket A), online http://www.ourfamilyhistories.com/hsdurbin/marry/… Our Family Histories), Mr. Owen J. Astons and Magdaline Whipkey data.
  4. [S902] Register of Marriages for Owen Asten [sic] and Mary Crughten [sic], Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00208.jpg.
  5. [S476] Marriages in Greene County, PA, online http://www.cornerstonegenealogy.com/Grooms.htm (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Cornerstone Genealogical Society).
  6. [S78] Information from privately maintained database, LIVING Kirke, compiler, obtained 03 September 2000.
  7. [S1247] Owen J. Aston household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 265 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  8. [S725] Register of Marriages for James Mundle and Mary J. Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00033.jpg.
  9. [S2133] Marriage License for John Love and Mary Jane Mundell, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00228.jpg.
  10. [S730] Marriage License for William P. Gibson and Sarah Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00277.jpg.

Mary Creighten

ID#604, b. circa 1802, d. circa 1853
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: circa 1802
Birth place: Pennsylvania.1 It has also been reported that Mary was born in West Virginia.2

Another spelling of her surname is Crughten.3

Mary married Owen J. Aston on 8 October 1827 in Ohio County, Virginia. where they were married by Thos. Beetes. Note that the official record is typed, so it seems likely that there was a written record and that there could be transcription errors. Owen's surname is spelled as Asten rather than Aston; Mary's name is spelled as Crughten rather than Creighten which I have been told is the correct spelling. It would be easy to mistake a handwritten "ei" as a "u" - especially if the loop of the "e" wasn't clear. Is it Creighten or Crughten? I hope to find convincing evidence one way or the other.3

Suggested info: Mary died circa 1853.

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Owen J. Aston (her husband) as a female age "40 & under 50."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)4
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaMary Aston, female, age 48, born in Pa
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1

Deceased Children of Mary Creighten and Owen J. Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=14 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S1011] Owen Aston household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 304B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  2. [S2205] Jesse T. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  3. [S902] Register of Marriages for Owen Asten [sic] and Mary Crughten [sic], Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00208.jpg.
  4. [S1247] Owen J. Aston household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 265 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  5. [S725] Register of Marriages for James Mundle and Mary J. Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00033.jpg.
  6. [S730] Marriage License for William P. Gibson and Sarah Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00277.jpg.

Ann R. Aston1

ID#605, b. 30 December 1858
Father: James Aston
Mother: Rachel Job Anderson

Birth date: 30 December 1858
Birth place: Grave Creek, Marshall County, Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaAnne R. Aston, female, age 1, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaAnn R. Axton, female, age 11, born in West Virga, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)3
1880Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaAnna Aston, female, age 21, daughter, single, born in W.Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)4
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=5 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S443] Ann R. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00247.jpg.
  2. [S1098] James Aston household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S1188] James Axton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, page 28, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  4. [S1320] James Aston household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.

Mary Jane Aston1,2

ID#606, b. 1829, d. 1908
Mary Jane (Aston) Love
Father: Owen J. Aston
Mother: Mary Creighten

Birth date: 18293 or in 18303 or circa 18324 or circa 1835; based on recorded age of 34 at time of (second marriage.)1
Birth place: Virginia.3,1

Mary married James Mundle, son of John Mundle and Jane (unknown), on 11 December 1855 in Marshall County, Virginia. James Jefferson certified that he united them in marriage.3

She became a widow when James died on 17 September 1866.5 The spelling of her first husband's surname has been seen as Mundle as well as Mundell, which is the spelling that appears on her second marriage record.1

Her second marriage was to John Love on 12 March 1869 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. J. F. Woods certified that he united the couple in marriage at Elijah Clegg's home; both were widowed.1 At the time of their marriage, John was a farmer, residing in Harrison County, Ohio; Mary was living in Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Photograph of John and Mary. Date taken: unknown. Location: Wheeling, West Virginia. 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.6

Mary died in 1908.7 Interred in the Park Cemetery, Garrettsville, Portage County, Ohio, her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary J. Love." Plot: Sec I, row 04. A single gravestone was used for Mary, her husband, John, their son, George W., and daughter-in-law, Dessie H.7

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

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Owen J. Aston (her father) as a female age "age 10 to 14."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)8
1860Marshall County, VirginiaMary J. Mundle, female, age 28, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)4
1870Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary J. Love, female, age 38, born in West Va, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)9
1880Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary Love, female, age 51, wife, married, born in Virginia, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)10

Deceased Children of Mary Jane Aston and James Mundle:

Deceased Child of Mary Jane Aston and John Love:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=2 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S2133] Marriage License for John Love and Mary Jane Mundell, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00228.jpg.
  2. [S725] Register of Marriages for James Mundle and Mary J. Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00033.jpg.
  3. [S726] Marriage License for James Mundle and Mary J. Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00223.jpg.
  4. [S1101] James Mundle household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 119 (233 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  5. [S2132] James Mundell, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00030.jpg.
  6. [S2196] Digital photograph of John and Mary Jane (Aston) Love, submitted by Jim Lyle to Ancestry.com (Lyle Family Tree). Permission to use granted to Jo Ellen Dalton on 11 January 2016.
  7. [S2199] Mary J. Love, Find A Grave memorial no. 73439415, created by user name ProgBaseon 16 July 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by user name ProgBase, uploaded 31 January 2016.
  8. [S1247] Owen J. Aston household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 265 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  9. [S2138] John Love household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay Township, page 10, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  10. [S2145] John Love household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 25A (95 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  11. [S2137] Ellen Mundell, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00024.jpg.
  12. [S1106] S. C. Mundle, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00052.jpg.
  13. [S2139] Emma Mundell, Find A Grave memorial no. 47168973, created by Alice Daniels on 26 January 2010, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Bill Ferguson, uploaded 08 October 2013.
  14. [S2136] Sarah E. Mundle, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00087.jpg.

James Mundle1

ID#607, b. circa 1818, d. 17 September 1866
Father: John Mundle
Mother: Jane (unknown)

Birth date: circa 1818
Birth place: Ohio County, Virginia, Even though his marriage certificate states that he was born in Marshall County, Virginia, it would have been Ohio County at that time. It can be deduced that he was born in the southern part of Ohio County that became Marshall County in 1835.1 Per the 1860 federal census, James was born circa 1820 in Pennsylvania2 ; the 1850 census indicates his birth was circa 1824 in Virginia.3

James married Mary Jane Aston, daughter of Owen J. Aston and Mary Creighten, on 11 December 1855 in Marshall County, Virginia. James Jefferson certified that he united them in marriage.1

James died from typhoid fever on 17 September 1866 in Marshall County, West Virginia.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaJames Mundle, male, age 26, born in Va, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)3
1860Marshall County, VirginiaJames Mundle, male, age 40, born in Pa, a farmer with real estate valued at $3,400 plus personal property valued at $480
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2

Deceased Children of James Mundle and Mary Jane Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=11 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S726] Marriage License for James Mundle and Mary J. Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00223.jpg.
  2. [S1101] James Mundle household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 119 (233 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S1104] John Mundle household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 253, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  4. [S2132] James Mundell, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00030.jpg.
  5. [S2137] Ellen Mundell, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00024.jpg.
  6. [S1106] S. C. Mundle, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00052.jpg.
  7. [S2139] Emma Mundell, Find A Grave memorial no. 47168973, created by Alice Daniels on 26 January 2010, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Bill Ferguson, uploaded 08 October 2013.
  8. [S2136] Sarah E. Mundle, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00087.jpg.

Sarah Aston1

ID#608, b. 6 October 1833, d. 15 April 1924
Father: Owen J. Aston
Mother: Mary Creighten

Birth date: 6 October 1833
Birth place: Virginia. While Sarah's marriage license states she was born in Marshall County, it would actually have been in the southern part of Ohio County that would become Marshall County in 1835.2,3,4

Sarah married William P. Gibson, son of John L. Gibson and Mary Eliza Porter, on 17 February 1857 in Marshall County, Virginia. Wm. R. Howe certified that he united them in marriage.1

In 1881 Sarah and William moved to Kansas.2

Sarah died at age 90 on 15 April 1924 in Kansas.2 Sarah's body was interred in the Union Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas; her name appears on the gravestone as "Sarah Gibson." The inscription reads, "William P. Gibson ~ Sarah his wife." Her burial plot is located in the Graham Cemetery section, Block 7, Lot 48, Space 03.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Owen J. Aston (her father) as one of the two females "under age 5."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)5
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaSarah, female, age 16, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)3
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=19 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S730] Marriage License for William P. Gibson and Sarah Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00277.jpg.
  2. [S2090] Sarah Gibson, Find A Grave memorial no. 15536470, created by Judy Mayfield on 28 August 2006, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Judy Mayfield, uploaded 07 June 2010.
  3. [S1011] Owen Aston household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 304B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  4. [S729] Register of Marriages for William P. Gibson and Sarah Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00035.jpg.
  5. [S1247] Owen J. Aston household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 265 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.

William P. Gibson1

ID#609, b. 1 October 1832, d. 26 September 1911
Father: John L. Gibson
Mother: Mary Eliza Porter

Birth date: 1 October 1832
Birth place: Ohio County, Virginia.2,1 William's marriage record states that he was born in Marshall County, although in 1833 that area was still part of Ohio County.

William married Sarah Aston, daughter of Owen J. Aston and Mary Creighten, on 17 February 1857 in Marshall County, Virginia. Wm. R. Howe certified that he united them in marriage.1

In 1881 William and Sarah moved to Kansas.3

William died at age 78 on 26 September 1911 at Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.2 William's body was interred in the Union Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas; his name appears on the gravestone as "William P. Gibson." His burial plot is located in the Graham Cemetery section, Block 7, Lot 48.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of John L. Gibson (his father) as a male age "5 & under 10."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)4
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=24 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S730] Marriage License for William P. Gibson and Sarah Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00277.jpg.
  2. [S2091] William P. Gibson, Find A Grave memorial no. 15536479, created by Judy Mayfield on 28 August 2006, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Judy Mayfield, uploaded 07 June 2010.
  3. [S2090] Sarah Gibson, Find A Grave memorial no. 15536470, created by Judy Mayfield on 28 August 2006, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Judy Mayfield, uploaded 07 June 2010.
  4. [S2216] John L. Gibson household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 267 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.

Joseph Aston

ID#610, b. November 1835, d. 4 May 1918
Father: Owen J. Aston
Mother: Mary Creighten

Birth date: November 1835
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.1,2

Joseph married Catharine Rebecca "Kate" Manning, daughter of Benjamin Manning and Delinda (unknown), on 4 October 1866 in Clay Township, Marshall County, West Virginia. R. M. Wallace certified that he united them in marriage.2,3

Joseph died at age 82 on 4 May 1918.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Owen J. Aston (his father) as the male "under age 5."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)5
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaJoseph Aston, male, age 14, born in Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)6
1860Marshall County, VirginiaJoseph Aston, male, age 24, born in Va, a farmer, personal estate value $265
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)7
1870Proctor Township, Wetzel County, West VirginiaJoseph Aston, male, age 32, born in Va, a tanner, real estate value $1,300 plus personal estate value $200
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)8
1880Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJoseph Aston, male, age 43, head, married, born in Virginia, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)9
1885Vernon, Cowley County, KansasJoseph Aston, age 49, male, married, born in West Virginia, moved to Kansas from West Virginia
(Kansas State Census, 1 March 1885)10

Deceased Children of Joseph Aston and Catharine Rebecca "Kate" Manning:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=14 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S1532] Joseph Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Blaine County, Oklahoma, Homestead Township, Enumeration District 11, sheet 12A (114 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1335.
  2. [S717] Marriage License for Joseph Aston and Catharine Manning, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130828_00595.jpg.
  3. [S718] Register of Marriages for Joseph Aston and Catharine Manning, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00052.jpg.
  4. [S1526] Joseph Aston, Find A Grave memorial no. 30766817, created by MillieBelle on 22 October 2008, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S1247] Owen J. Aston household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 265 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  6. [S1011] Owen Aston household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 304B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  7. [S1099] William Wilson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  8. [S892] Joseph Aston household, Image of 1870 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, WV, Wetzel County County, West Virginia, Silver Hill Post Office, page 53 (239 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1701.
  9. [S1285] Joseph Aston household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 32D, National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  10. [S782] 1885 Kansas State Census, Vernon, Cowley County, page 20, Morgan Aston household. Viewed image online at Ancestry.com. Original data: 1885 Kansas State Census. Microfilm reels K-1 – K-146. Kansas State Historical Society.
  11. [S893] A. M. Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  12. [S1286] Osta M. Aston, Find A Grave memorial no. 8202294, created by Dawn Mobley, online http://www.findagrave.com
  13. [S1282] Perry Aston, Find A Grave memorial no. 8202262, created by Dawn Mobley, online http://www.findagrave.com
  14. [S894] E. E. Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  15. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Frederick Hariston Aston data.

Catharine Rebecca "Kate" Manning1,2

ID#611, b. 25 December 1846, d. 3 December 1901
Father: Benjamin Manning
Mother: Delinda (unknown)

Birth date: 25 December 1846.3,4 It has also been reported that Catharine was born circa 1848.5,6,1,7
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.5

Commonly known by the nickname Kate.2

Catharine married Joseph Aston, son of Owen J. Aston and Mary Creighten, on 4 October 1866 in Clay Township, Marshall County, West Virginia. R. M. Wallace certified that he united them in marriage.5,6

Kate died at age 54 on 3 December 1901.3 Kate's body was interred in the Fairlawn Cemetery, 2700 N. Shartel Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Proctor Township, Wetzel County, West VirginiaCatharine Aston, female, age 22, born in Va, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)8
1880Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaCatherine Aston, female, age 30, wife, married, born in Virginia, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)9
1885Vernon, Cowley County, KansasKate Aston, age 36, female, married, born in West Virginia, moved to Kansas from West Virginia
(Kansas State Census, 1 March 1885)2

Deceased Children of Catharine Rebecca "Kate" Manning and Joseph Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=31 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. [S719] Marriage License for Joseph Aston and Catharine Rebeca Manning, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00586.jpg.
  2. [S782] 1885 Kansas State Census, Vernon, Cowley County, page 20, Morgan Aston household. Viewed image online at Ancestry.com. Original data: 1885 Kansas State Census. Microfilm reels K-1 – K-146. Kansas State Historical Society.
  3. [S1525] Kate Aston, Find A Grave memorial no. 39395973, created by P Black-Avitts on 13 July 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S1532] Joseph Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Blaine County, Oklahoma, Homestead Township, Enumeration District 11, sheet 12A (114 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1335.
  5. [S717] Marriage License for Joseph Aston and Catharine Manning, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130828_00595.jpg.
  6. [S718] Register of Marriages for Joseph Aston and Catharine Manning, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00052.jpg.
  7. [S1403] Marriage License for Charls W. Kemple and Martha Manning, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00229.jpg.
  8. [S892] Joseph Aston household, Image of 1870 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, WV, Wetzel County County, West Virginia, Silver Hill Post Office, page 53 (239 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1701.
  9. [S1285] Joseph Aston household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 32D, National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  10. [S893] A. M. Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  11. [S1286] Osta M. Aston, Find A Grave memorial no. 8202294, created by Dawn Mobley, online http://www.findagrave.com
  12. [S1282] Perry Aston, Find A Grave memorial no. 8202262, created by Dawn Mobley, online http://www.findagrave.com
  13. [S894] E. E. Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  14. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Frederick Hariston Aston data.

Magdaline "Polly" Whipkey1

ID#612, b. 1825
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 1825
Birth place: Pennsylvania.2

Magdaline married Owen J. Aston on 25 October 1853 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.3,4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaMotaline Astin, female, age 35, born in Pa, unable to read or write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2

Deceased Children of Magdaline "Polly" Whipkey and Owen J. Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=15 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S731] Marriage License for Thomas Aston and Mary Jane Richey, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00192.jpg.
  2. [S1201] Owen J. Astin household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Cameron Post Office, page 170, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S477] Early Greene County, Pa. Marriages - Part 1 (transcribed from Docket A), online http://www.ourfamilyhistories.com/hsdurbin/marry/… Our Family Histories), Mr. Owen J. Astons and Magdaline Whipkey data.
  4. [S476] Marriages in Greene County, PA, online http://www.cornerstonegenealogy.com/Grooms.htm (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Cornerstone Genealogical Society).

Thomas J. Aston1

ID#613, b. 27 April 1844, d. 2 June 1925
Father: Owen J. Aston
Mother: Mary Creighten

Birth date: 27 April 1844
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.2

Thomas married Mary Jane Richey, daughter of James Richey and Joanna Whittingham, on 5 November 1868 in Webster Township, Marshall County, West Virginia. T. M. Hughes, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage at the home of the bride's parents.2

On 2 June 1925 at age 81, Thomas died at home (Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.)1

An obituary was published on 2 June 1925 the Moundsville Journal, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"THOMAS ASTON
OLD VETERAN ANSWERS LAST TAPS
     Thomas Aston 12th W. Va. Co., answered the last taps this morning at 1:00 o'clock at his home at Glen Easton. Mr. Aston has been ill for some time and his death was not unexpected although it cast a shadow of sadness over the community in which he lived and over his many soldier friends.
     Mr. Aston served in 12th W. Va. Co. C. during the Civil war, and was one of the 63 veterans who organized Elmore Evans Post, No. 77, in Glen Easton. Of that number there are now only three left, S. R. Hanen, George Hubbs and Samuel Harris. When the post grew so small they were received into the J. C. Caldwell Post No. 21.
     He was born and raised in Marshall county and followed farming all his life. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by two sons and one daughter - Jess with whom he made his home, William, of Fork Ridge and Mrs. McCleary of Pleasant Valley. He was the last of the family of the late Owen Aston.
     Short funeral services will be held at the home in Glen Easton at 1:00 o'clock Thursday. The body will then be taken to the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church and services will be held there and interment at that place.
     Members of the J. C. Caldwell Post will be in charge of the cemetery
"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]



Following a graveside service, his body was interred in the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaThomas Aston, male, age 6, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)3

Deceased Children of Thomas J. Aston and Mary Jane Richey:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=14 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S478] Marshall County Civil War Soldiers' Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, Thomas Aston Obituary, online http://www.lindapages.com/cwar/cwobits.htm
  2. [S731] Marriage License for Thomas Aston and Mary Jane Richey, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00192.jpg.
  3. [S1011] Owen Aston household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 304B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  4. [S777] Infant Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00018.jpg.
  5. [S774] William O. Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983743_0001338.jpg.
  6. [S890] M. M. Asten, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  7. [S891] Myrta D. Asten, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  8. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

Mary Jane Richey1

ID#614, b. 14 June 1851, d. 9 March 1922
Father: James Richey
Mother: Joanna Whittingham

Birth date: 14 June 1851
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.2,3

The spelling of Mary's surname is questionable - in addition to Richey I have seen Ritchey3 and Ritchie.4

Mary married Thomas Aston, son of Owen J. Aston and Mary Creighten, on 5 November 1868 in Webster Township, Marshall County, West Virginia. T. M. Hughes, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage at the home of the bride's parents.2

Mary died at age 70 from dropsy on 9 March 1922 in Cameron District, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 Mary's body was interred on 11 March 1922 in the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

Deceased Children of Mary Jane Richey and Thomas J. Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=30 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. [S474] "Marshall County Marriages 1835-1889," transcriptions submitted by T. Vernon Anderson and Phyllis Slater and Linda Fluharty (with Clarice), presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/grooms.txt
  2. [S731] Marriage License for Thomas Aston and Mary Jane Richey, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00192.jpg.
  3. [S747] Mary Jane Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1952975_0002310.jpg.
  4. [S774] William O. Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983743_0001338.jpg.
  5. [S777] Infant Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00018.jpg.
  6. [S890] M. M. Asten, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  7. [S891] Myrta D. Asten, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  8. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

Rose May Aston1

ID#616, b. 11 June 1924, d. 25 July 1924
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Rosa "Rose" Henceroth

Birth date: 11 June 1924
Birth place: Fork Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2,1 She was born at home.

Rosa died on 25 July 1924 in Cameron District, Marshall County, West Virginia. Cause of death was pulmonary stenosis (congenital heart lesion). Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy.2 Rose's body was interred on 27 July 1924 in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Rose May Aston." The inscription reads, "Joseph M. and Rose his wife and Rose May infant ." (although Joseph was buried with his second wife in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery).2,1,3

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Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=5 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S26] Rose and Rose May Aston gravestone, Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  2. [S341] Rosa May Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953110_0001765.jpg.
  3. [S39] Interview with Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S90] Digital photograph of Rose and Rose May Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 26 May 2003.

Melva Lenora Richmond1

ID#618, b. 15 January 1929, d. 30 September 2014
Father:
Mother:

Birth date: 15 January 1929
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Melva died at age 85 on 30 September 2014 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

An online obituary was published on 1 October 2014 by The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"MELVA ASTON

October 1, 2014

Melva Lenora Rutan Aston, 85, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 15, 1929, at Marshall County, daughter of the late Estell and Beulah Gatts Richmond.

She retired from the WV Department of Highways as a bookkeeper.

Melva was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Moundsville and a member of Jr. Q.U.A.M. Mound city Council 6, Moundsville, where she was past counselor and past treasurer. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 3, Moundsville and a 13-year member of TOPS Club, Moundsville.

Melva was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Fish.

Surviving are her husband Joseph "Buck" Aston, Jr., two daughters, Gloris (Bernie) Van Scyoc and Angela Yoho, all of Moundsville; one brother, James Sherwood Richmond of Moundsville, several grandchildren, great, and great-great-grandchildren; some nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received October 7, 2014, at First Christian Church, 3rd and Grant Ave., Moundsville from 10 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Wesley Howsare officiating.

A bereavement dinner will follow at church fellowship hall.

Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1109 2nd St., Moundsville, WV.
"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=8 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S2129] Melva Lenora Rutan Aston obituary, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 17 Jun 2014, online http://www.news-register.net

Charles Henry Aston

ID#625, b. 11 December 1921, d. 10 April 1954
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Rosa "Rose" Henceroth

Birth date: 11 December 1921
Birth place: West Virginia.1,2

He was commonly known by his middle name, Henry.3

Henry died at age 32 from a farm accident on 10 April 1954 in Marshall County, West Virginia. The cause of death was recorded as a crushed skull with a badly mutilated face and neck after a tractor upset on him.1,2 Henry's body was interred on 13 April 1954 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "C. Henry Aston." The inscription reads, "Father."1,2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaC. Henry Aston, male, age 8, son, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)4
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S339] Charles Henry Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984369_0001537.jpg.
  2. [S71] Henry and Velma Aston gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  3. [S71] Gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S246] Joseph M. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6A (30 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.