John William Hoge1

ID#1351
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=14 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S227] Interview with Terri (Logsdon) Hoge by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 11 September 2004.

1840 U.S. Census, Virginia, Marshall County

ID#1357, b. 1 June 1840
Prior to the 1850 U.S. Census, the head of each household was the only individual identified by name. All members of a household were classified by gender into age ranges (and these fell into groupings by race and slavery) - from these breakdowns it is sometimes possible to extrapolate who the individuals were when info about the family is known from other sources. The households listed below show the classifications as reported, followed by names in italics when I have been able to determine them.

Note that there is a link for the head of most households that will take you to that individual's person page containing detailed information for him or her. If you click the link but your browser stays on this page, it indicates that there is no detailed person page included yet for that individual. An easy way to confirm that this is the case is to check for the person's name in the "Surname Index" - names only appear for people with a person page. Those types of links will gradually disappear as I continue adding people from my database.

Original spelling is retained in the information below - be aware that census records often contain many misspelled names.


Page and Line Numbers, Location
          Head of Family
                         Enumeration Information As Recorded (a ? indicates identities that are undetermined)
  • Page 265 Line 28, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Owen J. Aston, total of seven persons:
                   one male under age 5 (son Joseph)
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son James)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (Owen)
                   two females under age 5 (daughter Sarah & ?)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Mary J.)
                   one female age 40 & under 50 (wife Mary)
  • Page 267 Line 3, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Wm. McGary, total of seven persons:
                   one male age 15 & under 20 (son Arthur)
                   two males age 20 & under 30 (son William & ?)
                   one male age 50 & under 60 (William)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Sarah)
                   one female age 20 & under 30 (?)
                   one female age 50 & under 60 (wife Sarah)
  • Page 267 Line 4, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              John L. Gibson, total of six persons:
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son William P.)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (John)
                   two females under age 5 (?)
                   one female age 5 & under 10 (?)
                   one female age 20 & under 30 (wife Mary Eliza)
  • Page 267 Line 13, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Rufus Bartlett, total of eight persons:
                   two males under age 5 (sons Idea & Erastus)
                   one male age 50 & under 60 (Rufus)
                   one female age 5 & under 10 (daughter Teresa)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Emeline)
                   two females age 15 & under 20 (daughter Melissa & ?)
                   one female age 40 & under 50 (wife Cleopatra)
  • Page 268 Line 10, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Agnus Harris, total of four persons:
                   two males age 15 & under 20 (sons Aaron & Uriah)
                   one female age 15 & under 20 (daughter Levina?)
                   one female age 60 & under 70 (Agnus)
  • Page 269 Line 12, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Charles Harris, total of seven persons:
                   one male under age 5 (son Elias)
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son Joseph)
                   one male age 10 & under 15 (son John)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (Charles)
                   one female under age 5 (daughter Agnes)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Emily)
                   one female age 30 & under 40 (wife Elizabeth "Betsy")
  • Page 269 Line 13, Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Samuel Harris, total of five persons:
                   one male under age 5 (?)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (Samuel)
                   two females under age 5 (?)
                   one female age 20 & under 30 (wife Nancy)
Last Edited Date=2 Jun 2017

John H. Harris1

ID#1359, b. circa 1855, d. 25 August 1883
Father: George Harris
Mother: Martha Ann Bowers

Birth date: circa 1855 (based on age at death of 27 years, 9 months, 2 days)
Birth place: Marshall County, Illinois.2,3 It has also been reported that John was born in Virginia.4

John married Clara Isabelle Courtright on 25 December 1876 Their Christmas marriage took place at the residence of the bride's father. Interestingly, the record gives the bride's name as Isabell Courtwright - the only time I have seen her use her middle name.5

John died from typhoid fever on 25 August 1883 in Schuyler County, Missouri.6 John's body was interred in the Myers Cemetery, Queen City, Schuyler County, Missouri.7,8

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Roberts Town, Marshall County, IllinoisJohn H. Harris, male, age 5, born in Ills
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1
1870Augusta Township, Hancock County, IllinoisJohn H. Harris, male, age 15, born in Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)4

Deceased Children of John H. Harris and Clara Isabelle Courtright:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=26 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S420] Geo. Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Illinois, Roberts Town (Caledonia Post Office), pages 287 and 288, National Archives micropublication M653_210.
  2. [S2168] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John H. Harris data, supports county and state of birth.
  3. [S2167] Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Mollie Esther Harris data.
  4. [S421] George Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Hancock County, Illinois, Augusta Township (Augusta Post Office), page 4, National Archives micropublication M593_226.
  5. [S2169] Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John Harris and Isabell Courtwright data.
  6. [S2168] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John H. Harris data.
  7. [S2170] Missouri Deaths and Burials, 1873–1976, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John H. Harris data.
  8. [S2171] John W. Harris (incorrect middle initial), Find A Grave memorial no. 43766216, created by user name NE_MO on 31 October 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com
  9. [S2163] George Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Schuyler County, Missouri, Prairie Township, Enumeration District 156, page 3C (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_736.
  10. [S2173] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1809-1992, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Harris and Lena Holtz data.
  11. [S2174] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Milton Harris data, SSN 484-01-9606.

Clara Isabelle Courtright1

ID#1360, b. 21 May 1859
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 21 May 1859
Birth place: Schuyler County, Missouri.2,3,4

Clara's first marriage was to John H. Harris, son of George Harris and Martha Ann Bowers, on 25 December 1876 Schuyler County, Missouri. Their Christmas marriage took place at the residence of the bride's father. Interestingly, the record gives the bride's name as Isabell Courtwright - the only time I have seen her use her middle name.5

She became a widow at age 24 when John died on 25 August 1883. It would have been an especially tough time as she was pregnant with their fifth child who would be born in January.6

Deceased Children of Clara Isabelle Courtright and John H. Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=26 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S1207] Bobbie Harris Williams, post in "Harris, Holtz, Myers settled in Iowa" thread, GenForum.com, 27 March 2004.
  2. [S2163] George Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Schuyler County, Missouri, Prairie Township, Enumeration District 156, page 3C (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_736.
  3. [S2165] Clara Isabelle Courtright Vittetoe, Find A Grave memorial no. 36385143, created by Debbie Klotsche on 26 April 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com. Includes transcript of obituary from the Queen City transcript, published by J. W. McNaught (Queen City, Missouri.), 04 September 1914, page 3.
  4. [S2167] Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Mollie Esther Harris data.
  5. [S2169] Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John Harris and Isabell Courtwright data.
  6. [S2168] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John H. Harris data.
  7. [S2173] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1809-1992, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Harris and Lena Holtz data.
  8. [S2174] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Milton Harris data, SSN 484-01-9606.

Boyd Milton Harris1

ID#1361, b. 21 August 1879
Father: John H. Harris
Mother: Clara Isabelle Courtright

Birth date: 21 August 1879
Birth place: Queen City, Schuyler County, Missouri.1,2,3 It has also been reported that Boyd was born at Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri.4

Boyd married Lena Holtz on 9 November 1906 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.5,3

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. At age 39, Boyd registered in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, and was described as follows: medium height and build, brown eyes, black hair.6

As of 12 September 1918, when he registered for the draft, Boyd was employed as a farmer by L. J. Andrews, R.R. #6, Des Moines, Iowa,6 and was living at R.R. #6, Des Moines, Iowa.6
Last Edited Date=12 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S2174] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Milton Harris data, SSN 484-01-9606.
  2. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Boyd Milt Harris data, order no. A4395, supports full date of birth.
  3. [S2173] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1809-1992, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Harris and Lena Holtz data.
  4. [S1206] Bobbie Harris Williams, Harris descendency in "BARTLETT : BINNEGAR : BOWERS : COURTRIGHT : HARRIS," query #5911 to CousinConnect.com, http://216.93.172.121/d/a/5911, 14 December 2002.
  5. [S2172] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Boyd Harris and Lena Holtz data, license no. 19318.
  6. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Boyd Milt Harris data, order no. A4395.

W. O. McGary1,2

ID#1372, b. 26 August 1885
Father: William Clemens "Clem" McGary
Mother: Ella Dakan

Birth date: 26 August 1885
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=25 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Male.
  2. [S1017] W. O. McGary, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00028.jpg.

Isabella "Isabel" Littleton1

ID#1376, b. 1 February 1841, d. 24 August 1918
Isabella (Littleton) Harris
Father: Charles Littleton
Mother: Rachel Reese

Birth date: reportedly 1 February 1841. Although I have not found a birth record for Isabella; this date comes from the record of her death in Illinois.2

In contrast, the 1900 U.S. census reported that her birth was in February 1845.3 The year of her birth is not supported by any of the federal census enumerations, as her age is not given consistently considering the decade span of each census. By the same token, she was 18 years old when she got married per the marriage record - yet she would have been 19 years old if 1841 is correct and only 15 years old if 1845 is correct.4 At this point, I have opted to accept the date from her death record as it is closer to being supported by the 1850 census in which her reported age of 8 years may very well have been given by one of her parents. (She would have actually been 9 years old on the official date of that census, but a one year difference in age is within the realm of reason.)5

Birth place: Ohio6,3,2 or Virginia.5,4,7
Trying to pin down her birth location has proven impossible so far. As you read this next part, remember that in the 1840's, the Ohio River was the boundary between Ohio and Virginia, meaning that Ohio County, Virginia, was only a bridge away from the state of Ohio. Marshall County had been formed from the southern end of Ohio County in 1835; and both of those counties were in the western part of Virginia that would become West Virginia in 1863.

Getting back to where Isabella was born, the most commonly found place in census records is Ohio, but in 1850 when she was a young child with her parents, Virginia is given as her birthplace. I have not yet found her in the 1860 census, but in 1870 when she is married and living in Illinois, Virginia is once again given as her birthplace. After that, the census records show Ohio. From what I can tell so far, it seems that Isabella's parents lived in (West) Virginia, so that would give credence to her birth being in Virginia. Yet her siblings were born in Ohio, which raises the question of whether her birthplace might simply have been recorded incorrectly on some census forms.

Isabella was married in Marshall County, and the marriage record filed there lists Ohio County, Virginia, as her place of birth. (I suppose it would be possible that if a clerk was told that a birthplace was Ohio, they might assume the county rather than the state.) On the other hand the record of Isabella's death says she was born in Ohio. I had also looked at various records for her children, and generally found the state of Ohio as the birthplace of their mother. It was interesting that the death record of son Robert gave Isabella's birthplace as Bellaire, Ohio ... a town across the Ohio River from Ohio/Marshall Counties.

Bottom line ... I would normally accept Virginia as being correct based on the fact that it appears with events closest to her time of birth. Yet Ohio appears in so many records, it leaves me perplexed and on the fence as to which one is right. If you can answer this question, I would love to hear from you!

Spellings of her first name include Isabella,1,7 Isabelle,5 and Isabel.4,6

Photograph of Isabella (Littleton) Harris. 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

Isabella married John W. Harris, son of Benjamin Harris and Nancy Agnes Campbell, on 28 June 1860 in Marshall County, Virginia. W. R. Howe certified that he united them in marriage.4

As of 1865, Isabella and John lived at Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois.1

Photograph of Isabella with John A. Harris. Date taken: unknown. Location: Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.9

Isabella died at age 77 on 24 August 1918 at Indian Grove, Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois.2 Isabella's body was interred on 27 August 1918 in the Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870the town of Reading, Livingston County, IllinoisIsabella Harris, female, age 27, born in Va, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)7
1880Fairbury, Livingston County, IllinoisIsabel Harris, female, age 37, wife, married, born in Ohio, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)6

Deceased Children of Isabella "Isabel" Littleton and John A. Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=21 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S1202] John A. Harris obituary, transcribed by LIVING Miller, "John Franklin Harris" family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, April 2005. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  2. [S1404] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Isabel Littleton Harris data, FHL Film No. 1544185.
  3. [S1527] Isabell Hairris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston County, Illinois, Indian Grove Township, Enumeration District 103, sheet 16A (47 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_318.
  4. [S1311] Register of Marriages for John W. Harris and Isabel Littleton, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00040.jpg.
  5. [S1399] Charles Littleton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 257A, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  6. [S1313] John A. Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston County, Illinois, Fairbury, Enumeration District 110, page 50B, National Archives micropublication T9_226.
  7. [S1312] John Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Livingston County, Illinois, Reading Post Office, pages 5 (314 stamped) and 6, National Archives micropublication M593_247.
  8. [S1512] Scanned photo of Isabella (Littleton) Harris, submitted by MargieP|MA177741 to Ancestry.com (Murphy/Eneix/Black/Sturm Family Tree). Permission to use granted to Jo Ellen Dalton on 29 January 2012.
  9. [S1204] Scanned photograph, submitted by LIVING Miller to MyFamily.com private website (John Franklin Harris).

Ella Mundle1

ID#1377, b. circa 1857
Father: James Mundle
Mother: Mary Jane Aston

Birth date: circa 1857
Birth place: Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaElla Mundle, female, age 3, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=11 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S1101] James Mundle household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 119 (233 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1360.

Samuel B. Clark

ID#1378, b. 19 October 1938, d. 16 August 2011
Father: Burnice Clark
Mother: Lena M. Shaw

Birth date: 19 October 1938
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Samuel died at age 72 on 16 August 2011.1
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=21 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. [S1314] Samuel B. Clark obituary, presented by CARE Funeral & Cremation Service, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.carechapel.com/obituary.html

Ida Marie Robinson1

ID#1379, b. 7 October 1899, d. 16 June 1967
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 7 October 1899
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Ida married Anderson "Andy" Clark, son of Samuel E. Clark and Margaret A. Shimp, on 16 September 1922 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. L. S. Grose, Pastor of the Zane St. M. E. Church, certified that he united them in marriage.1

Ida died at age 67 on 16 June 1967.2
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=3 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. [S1315] Marriage License for Anderson Clark and Ida Marie Robinson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130839_00438.jpg.
  2. [S1501] "Limestone Presbyterian Cemetery," gravestone inscriptions submitted by Phyllis Slater (typed and submitted from readings by Ethel Briggs), presented by Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/limeston.htm. Information pertaining to L. Marie Clark.