Doddridge County Roots

Our Direct Ancestors & Their Families

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6/29/2013

 

 

1.  Renee Lee Brown, also known as Rennie Brown. b. May-20-1947 in Youngstown, OH, residence Doddridge Co, WV, resided formerly in Anne Arundel Co, MD.  Attended Youngstown State Univ, 1965-67; Ohio State Univ, 1967-69; and Fayetteville State Univ, 1975-77 (B.A. in English).  US Army Military Intelligence Officer, Apr 1970 - Dec 1990, including seven years in Germany and seven years as Polygraph Examiner based at Fort Meade, MD.  Computer store owner, Crofton, MD, 1988-93.  Private Investigator, Baltimore, MD, 1993-94.  Baseball concessions supervisor, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 1995-97.  Youth sports photographer, West Virginia Sports Section, 1997-98. Olan Mills portrait sales, 1998-2010.  Renee was named for a young boy, René Barthel, whose family his father befriended in Gosseldingen (now Gosseldange), Luxembourg during World War II; Armand promised the family that he would name his first-born son after their son.  Regardless of the spelling, his name has always been pronounced to rhyme with penny.   He married (1) Patricia Jean Smith.  He married (2) Gretl Louise Kramer.  He married (3) Joyce Jacoberger.  He married (4) Debra June Boggess.

 

               

Parents

 

2.  Armand Leon Brown, b. Jan-27-1923 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[1] d. Apr- 9-1985 in Doddridge Co, WV, buried Apr-11-1985 in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided in Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1946 - 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, resided until 1945 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation A&P Grocery Produce Manager, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1941), military Apr- 6-1943 - Jan- 9-1946 S/Sgt, US Army Armor, World War II (Europe).[2],[3]

     

      Armand held several jobs as a youth, including doing custodial work at the West Union Post Office and pumping gas at the local filling station.  After his 1941 graduation from Doddridge County High School, he worked at the A&P grocery store at the end of Main Street near the court house.  He had a knack for working with fresh produce, much of which was displayed outside the store to attract customers.  One person it attracted was a pretty teenager who walked by every morning on her way to school.  Armand happened to be watching one day and saw her grab an apple and continue on her way.  He rushed out of the store and demanded that she either return the apple or pay for it.  We don't know what she ended up doing, because at this point in telling the story, Armand would always say "And that's how I met my wife.  I caught her stealing apples."  That teenage girl was Geneva Gaston, and they married a few years later.  Although it was never made clear in the telling of the story, there's little doubt that far from being an apple thief, Geneva was simply trying to get the attention of someone special.

     

      He married Aug-4-1946 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[4] Geneva Pauline Gaston.

                                      Children:

        1.                  i        Renee Lee Brown, also known as Rennie Brown.  He married (1) Patricia Jean Smith.  He married (2) Gretl Louise Kramer.  He married (3) Joyce Jacoberger.  He married (4) Debra June Boggess.

                             ii       Diann Marie Brown.  She married (1) Taylor Dennison, b. Aug- 3-1946 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,[5],[6] d. May-27-1989 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,5,[7] buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Boardman, Mahoning Co, OH,5 occupation trucker.5  She married (2) Merle Richard "Rick" Davis, b. May-10-1946 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,5 d. Sep-12-2003 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,[8] buried (ashes) at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Boardman, Mahoning Co, OH,5 occupation brakeman, Youngstown Sheet & Tube (LTV); mgr, Color Tile & Color City.8  She married (3) John William Moses, b. Dec- 5-1942 in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH, d. Nov-14-1998 in Poland, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Poland Riverside Cemetery, Poland, OH, resided in Poland, Mahoning Co, OH, occupation social worker, education BS & MS degrees from Youngstown State Univ.  She married (4) Steven Arthur Tompkins.

                             iii      David Keith Brown.  He married (1) Angela Dolores "Angie" Falvo.  He married (2) Patricia Ann Oyer.  He married (3) Joyce Ann Bonsall.

                             iv      Kenneth Allen Brown.  He married (1) Celeste Marie Morsillo.  He married (2) Mary Elizabeth McNicholas.

 

3.  Geneva Pauline Gaston, b. Nov-15-1926 at Camp Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV, d. Dec-22-2001 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, buried Dec-27-2001 in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided from 1974 in Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1946 - 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1945), Salem College.

     

      Graduate of Doddridge County High School (1945) and attended Salem College, Salem, WV, 1945-46.  Worked for two years in the office of the Ford garage in West Union.  Upon her marriage to Armand Brown in 1946, she moved to Youngstown, Ohio, where Armand's family had moved from West Union while he was overseas during World War II.  From 1962 to 1974, she worked as cashier and office worker for A&P food stores in Youngstown and vicinity.  In June 1974, with Armand's heart problems preventing him from continuing his job with A&P in Youngstown, they returned to Doddridge County, moving into the house on Oxford Road, at Cabin Run, where Geneva had lived with her family for about five years prior to her marriage.  From then until his death in 1985, Armand and Geneva operated what had been her parents' small grocery store adjacent to the family home, changing the name from Gaston's Grocery to Brown's Grocery.  With her brother Sam, Geneva was a driving force and principal compiler of this genealogy.

 

Grandparents

 

4.  Addison Avery Brown, b. Aug- 1-1881 in Verndale, Wadena Co, MN,[9],[10] d. Jan-13-1954 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,[11] resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,5 resided 1910 - 1943 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,5,[12],[13] resided 1893 - 1910 in Chehalis County (now Grays Harbor Co), WA,[14],10 resided originally in Verndale, Wadena Co, MN, census 1910 in Montesano, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) Co, WA, census 1900 in Satsop, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) Co, WA, census 1885 in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, MN, occupation glass-blower (in WV) and steel mill worker (in OH).5

     

      Born in Minnesota in 1881, Addison Brown moved from there to the state of  Washington with his father in June 1893.  Federal Census data of Jun 5 1900 identifies Addison Y. [sic] Brown, age 19, residing in Satsop, Chehalis County (now known as Grays Harbor County), Washington as a servant and farm laborer in the household of Edward F. Foster, b. Aug 1862 in Idaho.  Addison's birthdate was given as Aug 1880 [sic], birthplace Minnesota, father's birthplace Massachusetts, mother's birthplace New York.  Edward Foster's wife Mary was shown as born in Apr 1864 in West Virginia.  The Fosters' neighbors were the family of Jasper and Virginia Mowry; they and the oldest five of their seven children were born in West Virginia, the younger two born in Washington.  We can only speculate that it was through the Fosters and/or the Mowrys that Addison was somehow introduced to Nancy "Babe" Haught and eventually came to West Virginia.  This is supported by the fact that Jasper Mowry appeared in the 1870 Census of Doddridge County (New Milton Twp) as the 9-year-old son of George & Mary Mowry, and that Jasper N. Mowry & Jennie (nickname for Virginia) Knight were married in Doddridge County on Mar 10 1856.

     

      Census data of April 19 1910 states that Addison Brown was a 28-year-old laborer living in Montesano Precinct, County of Chehalis (now Grays Harbor County), Washington, with place of birth as Minnesota in 1881, residing as a "hired man" in the household of John C. Smith (age 52, born in Wisconsin) and his wife of 27 years, Jennie C. (age 47, born in West Virginia), and their children.  Addison must have come to West Virginia soon thereafter, as he and Nancy "Babe" Haught were married Dec 20 1910 in West Union, and daughter Waneta was born Oct 23, 1911.

     

      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jan 3 1920 at 111 Wabash Avenue:

      A. A. Brown, 38, b. Minnesota, both parents b. Minnesota, occupation truck-dray driver; wife Babe Brown, 33; step-dau Clella Haught, 15; dau Jaunita Brown, 8; son Vernon A. Brown, 2 months.

      Stated birthplace of Addison's parents is clearly in error.

     

      1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Apr 14 1930 (location appears to be one of several households at 317 E. Main St.):

      Addison A. Brown, 47, b. Minnesota, both parents b. Minnesota, occupation salesman at feed store, age 26 at first marriage; wife Babe, 43, age 22 at first marriage, b. WV, father b. Pa., mother b. WV; dau Mabel W, 18; son Vernon A, 10; son Armond L, 7.

      Again, the stated birthplace of Addison's parents is in error.  Daughter Mabel W. Brown was better known as Waneta Brown; with her name appearing as Juanita Brown, she had been enumerated a week earlier in Harrison County in the household of half-sister Clella and her husband Lawrence Ingram.

     

      1940 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Apr 29 1940 at 304 Cottage Ave:

      A. A. Brown, 59, b. Minnesota, laborer; wife Babe, 52, b. WVa; son Vernon, 20, single, laborer at cleaning & pressing shop; son Armand, 17.  (Note:  It is known from immediate family that in 1940 Addison Brown was employed as a delivery truck driver for the L. A. Hess Transfer Company of Fairmont, WV.)

     

      In an affidavit dated Aug 21 1935 at Clarksburg WV, regarding establishment of Addison's birthdate, Addison stated that his family had moved to Montesano, Washington when he was about nine years old, that the family Bible had been destroyed in a house fire about three years later, that his mother had died when he was about six years old, that his father had died when he was about 18 years old, and that he had no living siblings.

     

      Addison always told his son Armand that his only living relative not descended from him was a cousin, Edith Maria Weeden, whose address was 10 Guernsey Street, Norwich (Chenango County), NY.  We have since determined that Edith Weeden was the wife of Archer Lewis Weeden (b. Mar 18 1870) (married May 20 1891) and was born Edith Maria Terwilliger in New York on Feb 13 1873, daughter of Andrew Jackson Terwilliger (1829-1904) and Mary Esther Sanders (1842-1919) (married Dec 12 1871).  Census data shows that Mary Esther Sanders was a sister of Almira Sanders, Addison's mother.  It was Edith Maria Weeden who in January 1943 provided an affidavit supporting the filing of Addison's delayed birth certificate in Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota.

     

      He married Dec-20-1910 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[15],[16] Nancy Lou "Babe" Haught.

                                      Children:

                             i        Waneta Mabel Brown, nickname "Bo", census name Mabel W. Brown,13 census name Juanita Brown,[17] b. Oct-23-1911 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[18] d. Nov-10-1959 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH, resided in Hubbard, Trumbull Co, OH, resided formerly in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, census 1940 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, census 1930 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married (1) Jan-13-1934 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[19] Forrest Harold Waller, also known as Forrest John Waller, also known as Forrest J. Waller,[20] birth name Forest Harold Waller,[21] b. Jul-12-1907 in Industrial, Doddridge Co, WV,[22],6 d. Apr-16-1986 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,20,[23] resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,6,20 census 1940 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH [3610 Southern Blvd], occupation steel mill security, occupation 1940 clerk at Express Co.[24]  She married (2) Oct-19-1957,5 Fred Jarvis, b. Mar-17-1906 in Glenville, Gilmer Co, WV,8 d. Mar- 6-1959 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,[25] buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,8 resided 1936-42, 58-59 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,8 resided 1942-58 in Hubbard, Trumbull Co, OH,8 resided until abt 1936 in West Virginia,8 census 1930 in Fork Lick District, Webster Co, WV [Listed with his wife Hattie in household of her widowed mother and siblings.  He was unemployed.], resided 1929 in Gilmer Co, WV,[26] census 1910, 20 in Gilmer Co, WV, occupation office mgr, TransAmerican Freight Lines (6 yrs),8 occupation previously Motor Express Co. (20 yrs).8

                             ii       Mary Edith Brown,[27] also known as Edith Brown,5 also known as Adeline Brown,[28] b. Feb- 8-1914 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[29] d. Jan- 1-1917 at Doe Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,5,27 buried in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, West Union, WV.                                                       

                                      Edith died when she got too close to an open fire and her clothes caught on fire.  She and her older sister Waneta were home alone at the time.5

                             iii      Vernon Avery Brown, b. Oct-29-1919 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[30] d. Jan-27-1960 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,[31] resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, occupation crane operator, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1940).  He married Jun-15-1947 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,[32] Elizabeth Lees, b. Dec-22-1921 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT, residence in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, census 1940 in West Middlesex, Mercer Co, PA, census 1930 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT.

        2.                  iv      Armand Leon Brown, b. Jan-27-1923 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,1 d. Apr- 9-1985 in Doddridge Co, WV, buried Apr-11-1985 in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided in Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1946 - 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, resided until 1945 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation A&P Grocery Produce Manager, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1941), military Apr- 6-1943 - Jan- 9-1946 S/Sgt, US Army Armor, World War II (Europe).2,3  He married Aug-4-1946 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,4 Geneva Pauline Gaston.

 

5.  Nancy Lou "Babe" Haught, b. Jan-19-1884 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[33] d. Sep-23-1977 in Coshocton, Coshocton Co, OH,5,[34] buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,[35] resided (nursing home) in Coshocton, Coshocton Co, OH,5,[36] resided formerly in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,5,34 resided originally in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.5

     

      Nancy was always sensitive about her age, and no one in the family was ever sure exactly when she was born.  The official Jan 19 1884 birth date was provided at the time of the delayed recording of her birth record in 1944 and was based principally on the testimony of her sister Rosa.  Age 23 given at time of Dec 1910 marriage would put birth date in 1887, as would age 43 in the 1930 Census.  The SSDI reports her birth date as Jan 19 1885, while her headstone shows her birth date as Jan 19 1889, also incorrect.  A birth date of Jan 1882 was given in the 1900 Census, correctly placing her between older sister Icy Dell (listed as b. Jul 1880) and younger brother John Homer (b. Nov 1883).  An analysis of the 1900 Census data for that household leads to the conclusion that Nancy and siblings Elizabeth, Icy & Homer seem to have shifted their birthdates in later years to make themselves appear a few years younger than they were.  In Nancy's case, the shift seems to have occurred at about the time of the 1910 Census (when she was listed as being only 4 years older than in the 1900 Census), as her given age stayed fairly consistent after that.  In the end, although we list her birth date as January 1884 to conform with her official birth record,  the likelihood is that she was actually born in January 1882 as indicated in the 1900 Census.

     

      She married (2) Dec-20-1910 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,15,16 Addison Avery Brown.

                                      Children:

                             i        Clella Margaret Haught, b. Nov-15-1904 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[37],6,[38] d. Mar-24-1977 in Irving, TX,6 buried in Lakewood Cem, Rocky River, Cuyahoga Co, OH, resided in Irving, TX,6 resided formerly in Stone Mountain, Dekalb Co, GA, resided formerly in Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co, OH [1666 Roosevelt Ave.], resided 1927 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.37  She married Dec-24-1927 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[39] Lawrence Kirchner Ingram, also known as Laurence Kirshner Ingram,[40] b. Mar-23-1901 in Salem, WV,37,34,6 d. Mar-12-1991 in Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC,[41],6 resided in Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC,6 resided formerly in New York,[42] census 1930 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, resided 1927 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.37

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Clark District, City of Clarksburg), enumerated on Apr 7 1930:

                                      Lawrence Ingram, 29, b. WVa, occup bookkeeper at explosives company, age 22 at first marriage; wife Clella Ingram, 25, occup stenographer at law office, age 18 at first marriage; dau Martha Ingram, 6; sister-in-law Juanita Brown, 18, occupation none.

                                      Children by Addison Avery Brown:

                             ii       Waneta Mabel Brown, nickname "Bo", census name Mabel W. Brown,13 census name Juanita Brown,17 b. Oct-23-1911 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,18 d. Nov-10-1959 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH, resided in Hubbard, Trumbull Co, OH, resided formerly in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, census 1940 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, census 1930 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married (1) Jan-13-1934 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,19 Forrest Harold Waller, also known as Forrest John Waller, also known as Forrest J. Waller,20 birth name Forest Harold Waller,21 b. Jul-12-1907 in Industrial, Doddridge Co, WV,22,6 d. Apr-16-1986 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,20,23 resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,6,20 census 1940 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH [3610 Southern Blvd], occupation steel mill security, occupation 1940 clerk at Express Co.24  She married (2) Oct-19-1957,5 Fred Jarvis, b. Mar-17-1906 in Glenville, Gilmer Co, WV,8 d. Mar- 6-1959 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,25 buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,8 resided 1936-42, 58-59 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,8 resided 1942-58 in Hubbard, Trumbull Co, OH,8 resided until abt 1936 in West Virginia,8 census 1930 in Fork Lick District, Webster Co, WV [Listed with his wife Hattie in household of her widowed mother and siblings.  He was unemployed.], resided 1929 in Gilmer Co, WV,26 census 1910, 20 in Gilmer Co, WV, occupation office mgr, TransAmerican Freight Lines (6 yrs),8 occupation previously Motor Express Co. (20 yrs).8

                             iii      Mary Edith Brown,27 also known as Edith Brown,5 also known as Adeline Brown,28 b. Feb- 8-1914 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,29 d. Jan- 1-1917 at Doe Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,5,27 buried in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, West Union, WV.                                                       

                                      Edith died when she got too close to an open fire and her clothes caught on fire.  She and her older sister Waneta were home alone at the time.5

                             iv      Vernon Avery Brown, b. Oct-29-1919 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,30 d. Jan-27-1960 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,31 resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, occupation crane operator, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1940).  He married Jun-15-1947 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,32 Elizabeth Lees, b. Dec-22-1921 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT, residence in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, census 1940 in West Middlesex, Mercer Co, PA, census 1930 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT.

        2.                  v       Armand Leon Brown, b. Jan-27-1923 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,1 d. Apr- 9-1985 in Doddridge Co, WV, buried Apr-11-1985 in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided in Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1946 - 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, resided until 1945 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation A&P Grocery Produce Manager, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1941), military Apr- 6-1943 - Jan- 9-1946 S/Sgt, US Army Armor, World War II (Europe).2,3  He married Aug-4-1946 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,4 Geneva Pauline Gaston.

 

6.  Ira Dow Gaston, b. Dec-31-1894 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[43],5 d. Jul-26-1973 in Washington Co, OH,5 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[44] [Headstone gives the birthdate of 1895, which is incorrect.], occupation oil and gas company.5

     

      Dow Gaston, as he was known, retired from the Equitable Gas Company in 1949 with 28 years of service.  He was a member of the Cabin Run Methodist Church; the Friendship Lodge No. 56 A.F. and A.M., and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 56, both of West Union; the Clarksburg Lodge of Perfection; Clarksburg Chapter of Rose Croix; Wheeling Council of Kadosh; and Wheeling Consistory.  [Obit]   He served on the Doddridge County Board of Education.  [West Virginia Blue Book, 1948, p. 378 & 495]

     

      The small grocery store located next to the family home on Oxford Road at Cabin Run was built in 1949, largely from wood salvaged from an abandoned one-room school building at the Doddridge County community of Grove.  The store was operated by Ira Dow Gaston and family until shortly before his death.  The store and home then stood vacant until June 1974, when daughter Geneva and her husband Armand Brown moved from Ohio to reside in the family home and to operate the store.  The store was closed for the last time on May 31 1985, and the building was dismantled in July 1993, with much of its original wood salvaged for reuse.

     

      He married Apr-26-1921 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[45] Ida Opal Husk.

                                      Children:

                             i        William (twin) Gaston, b. Dec-16-1923 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 d. Dec-16-1923 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.44

                             ii       Lillian (twin) Gaston, b. Dec-16-1923 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 d. Dec-16-1923 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.44

                             iii      Alfred Randolph Gaston, b. Mar-10-1925 in Camp Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8,[46] d. Jul-24-1991 in Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,[47],46 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 resided 1951 in Akron, Summit Co, OH.[48]

                                     

                                      He was a former employee of the Akron Rubber Company and had worked several years with the Kroger Company as a meat cutter.8

                                     

                                      He married (1) Apr-8-1945 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[49] Virginia Williams Kidd, birth name Virginia Williams, b. Apr-12-1927 in Copen, Braxton Co, WV [Birth date listed in SSDI as Apr 2 1927, but immediate family advises Apr 12 1927.], d. Mar-19-2009 in Farmington Hills, Oakland Co, MI, resided in Farmington Hills, Oakland Co, MI,[50] census 1930 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.

                                     

                                      When Virginia Williams' mother Lona died three days after Virginia's birth, Virginia and all her siblings were placed in an orphanage in Braxton County.  Virginia was soon adopted by Aldridge C. Kidd and Amie Cunningham Boyce Kidd, who raised her in Harrison County.

                                     

                                      He married (2) Wavalene Friend.

        3.                  iv      Geneva Pauline Gaston, b. Nov-15-1926 at Camp Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV, d. Dec-22-2001 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, buried Dec-27-2001 in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided from 1974 in Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1946 - 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1945), Salem College.  She married Aug-4-1946 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,4 Armand Leon Brown.

                             v       Gilbert Eugene "Gib" Gaston, b. Feb-18-1929 in Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV, d. Oct-23-1999 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, WV, resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, resided 1950 near West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[51] education Doddridge Co HS (1948), military U.S. Army, Korean War.

                                     

                                      After graduating from Salem College, Salem, WV, he taught in Wood County, WV, public schools for several years.  Frustrated with student behavioral problems, he left teaching and became a police officer in Parkersburg, WV, retiring with 20 years service.  Even then, he remained active as a successful real estate agent in Parkersburg.  Gib was a man of many talents and great determination.  In carpentry and other projects, his ultimate solution when something wouldn't quite fit was to call upon a tool he called "the persuader," known to anyone else as a sledgehammer.  That usually did the trick.

                                     

                                      He married (1) Oct-28-1950 at Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,51 Doris Mae Cross, b. Mar-29-1932 in Ritchie Co, WV,[52],8 d. Mar-19-2006 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[53] buried (ashes) at Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,5 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,8 resided 2000 in Salem, WV.[54]  He married (2) Dec-11-1971 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, Ruth Virginia Pickering, b. Sep-18-1932 in Quantico, VA,8 d. Oct-14-2007 in Washington, Wood Co, WV,8 buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, WV,8 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,8 occupation bookkeeper (United Bank, 50 yrs).8

                             vi      Ira Nelson Gaston, also known as Nelson Gaston, b. at Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV, residence in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV, education Doddridge Co HS (1950).

                                     

                                      Continuous service with Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department since mid-1960s. Along with wife Joann, charter member (ca 1974) of Ritchie Co Emergency Squad Pennsboro Division, where he volunteered as driver, aide & dispatcher, and she as dispatcher & Emergency Medical Technician.  He retired from Equitable Gas Company, where he worked as a well tender with 36-1/2 years of service.

                                     

                                      He married Virchia Joann Seese.

                             vii     Samuel David Gaston, b. Apr-30-1934 at Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[55],[56] d. Mar-13-2012 in Morgantown, Monongalia Co, WV, buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided from 1965 in Fairmont, Marion Co, WV, resided originally in Doddridge Co, WV, education Doddridge Co H.S. (1951), Salem College.

                                     

                                      Attended Salem College, Salem, WV, 1954-55.  Employed by Monongahela Power Co 1956-1979, holding various positions including supervisor of claims.  Continued to work as an independent leaseman and broker for several independent and major gas and oil companies, until retirement in 1999.  Member of Hermon Lodge #6 A.F. & A.M. in Clarksburg, WV, of Scottish Rite in Clarksburg and Wheeling, WV, and of Nemesis Shrine Temple in Parkersburg, WV.  Since 1965, a resident of Fairmont, Marion Co, WV.  With his sister Geneva, Sam Gaston was a principal compiler of this genealogy.56

                                     

                                      He married Carolyn Sue Leggett.

                             viii    James Morgan Gaston, b. Jun- 6-1940 in Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV, d. Apr-25-2001 in Marietta, Washington Co, OH, buried in Dale Cemetery, Washington Co, OH,[57] military 1961-65 Yeoman, U.S. Navy.57

                                     

                                      Served in US Navy as a Yeoman/Clerk and Nuclear Weapons Inspector, 1961-65.  Worked as a Chemical Operator with Borg-Warner (General Electric Plastics), 1965-95.  Elected to five consecutive terms as Township Trustee, Palmer Twp, Washington Co, OH, 1972-92.  He was highly skilled in HVAC, carpentry, and woodcraft, on numerous occasions hand-crafting wooden cradles and rocking horses for the young children of his extended family.

                                     

                                      He married (1) Ethel Isabel Nixon.

                                     

                                      He married (2) Linda Joann Work.

                             ix      Loretta Mae Gaston.  She married James Edward "Chum" Holtz, b. Jul-13-1940 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[58] d. Jun-14-1998 near Lordsburg, NM,[59] buried in Bristol, Sullivan Co, TN,5 occupation salesman and trucker,5 military U.S. Navy.

 

7.  Ida Opal Husk, b. May-28-1904 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,5 d. Jan-16-1970 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[60] buried Jan-19-1970 in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 occupation storekeeper.

 

Great-Grandparents

 

8.  Ammi Almanzia Brown, b. Sep-13-1829 in Boston, MA,[61] d. Jun-20-1899 in Orting, Pierce Co, WA,[62],[63] [at the Washington Soldiers Home], buried in Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Pierce Co, WA,63 resided from May 1897 in Orting, Pierce Co, WA [Washington Soldiers Home], resided Jun 1893 - May 1897 in Montesano, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) Co, WA, resided 1885, 1890 in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, MN,[64] resided 1881 in Verndale, Wadena Co, MN,[65] resided 1874 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY,[66] [258 W. Hudson Street  < http://www.joycetice.com/director/1874p058.htm >], census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, resided 1869 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY,[67] resided 1862 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co, WI,[68] census 1860 in Crawford Co, WI, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY, occupation carpenter,64,65 military Aug-22-1862 - Jul-26-1865 Cpl, Co A, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Civil War.[69],[70]

     

      Very little has been found regarding Ammi Almanzia Brown and wife Almira Sanders.  It is not known for sure when or where they were married or when they moved to Minnesota.  Born in Massachusetts in 1829, Ammi was found in the 1840 Census with his parents and brother residing in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY.  He was next found in the 1860 Census residing in Crawford County, Wisconsin with his first wife, Deborah, and their two children.  (Further evidence of this first marriage is his 1898 application to the Washington Soldiers Home, on which he stated that he had two children, ages 44 and 16.)  He was a resident of Palmyra, Jefferson Co, Wisconsin in Aug 1862 when he entered military service for the Civil War.  Ammi's and Almira's marriage must have occurred upon Ammi's return from Civil War duties, as they are found together in the 1870 Census in Guilford, Chenango Co, New York.  They were next found in the 1885 Census of Wadena Co, Minnesota, with son Addison.

     

      Circumstances taking Ammi from Minnesota to the state of Washington in 1893 are unknown.  An affidavit by son Addison Avery Brown, dated Aug 21 1935 at Clarksburg WV, regarding establishment of Addison's birthdate, stated that his family had moved from Minnesota to Montesano, Washington, when he was about nine years old, that the family Bible had been destroyed in a house fire about three years later, that his mother had died when he was about six years old, that his father had died when he was about 18 years old, and that he had no living siblings.

     

      If Almira died in about 1888, as is likely based on son Addison's twice testifying as much, there is evidence that Ammi twice remarried.  The first re-marriage was confirmed by the discovery of an item in the Tacoma Daily News of Sep 10 1894, which reported that Ammi A. Brown had filed for divorce from Deborah S. Brown on the grounds of desertion after only three days of marriage.  A news item in the Nov 12 1894 issue of that newspaper stated in its entirety "Armi [sic] A. Brown has been divorced from Deborah S. Brown."  Just over three years later, Ammi's marital status was listed as married on his Feb 1898 application to the Washington Soldiers Home.  But on his March 1899 application to the Soldiers Home, his entry for marital status was "She has left me, I do not know where she is."  Correspondence from fourth wife Rachel A. Brown, and others, found in his Soldiers Home file shows that Ammi and Rachel were married on Jun 27 1895 in Tacoma, and that she left him in Spring 1898.  A letter from her dated Sep 29 1899 indicates that she had not been informed of Ammi's death three months before, supporting his contention that she had deserted him.

     

      Addison Avery Brown always gave his parents' names as Ammi Almanzia Brown and Almira Saunders (or Sanders), and official records support that.  But Addison's obituary identified his parents as Adli Brown and Rachel Sanders.  The basis for that information is not known, other than an apparent confusion of his mother with his stepmother.  Ammi's middle name Almanzia has been found in only two documents, son Addison's delayed birth certificate, and Addison's application to the Modern Woodmen of America.

     

      Addison's birth certificate, which was not registered until 1943 when he was a longtime resident of Doddridge County, WV, identified his father as Ammi Almanzia Brown, age 54 at the time of Addison's 1881 birth, born in Massachusetts, occupation carpenter; and his mother as Almira Saunders Brown, age 39 at time of Addison's birth, born in New York.  Information supporting the delayed filing was provided in affidavit by Edith Maria Weeden, 20 Brown Avenue, Norwich, Chenango County, NY, who was identified as Addison's cousin.  Addison always told his son Armand that Edith was Addison's only living relative outside the immediate family.

     

      Civil War Service Records reflect that Ammi A. Brown, a resident of Palmyra, Wisconsin, served as a Private with Co A of the Wisconsin 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment from Aug 1862 to Jun 1865.  Applications to the Washington Soldiers Home in 1897, 1898 and 1899 show this to be the same Ammi A. Brown, born Sep 13 1829 in Boston MA, carpenter by trade, who was the husband of Almira and the father of Addison.  He applied for a Civil War pension on Sep 16 1890, classification "Invalid," which may correspond to what is now called "disabled."

     

      1840 Census, Burlington, Otsego Co, New York:

      Household of Ammi T. Brown

      1 male age 40-50  (this would be Ammi T. Brown, who we know from the 1870 Census was born about 1799)

      1 male age 10-15  (i.e., Ammi A. Brown, b. 1829)

      1 male age 5-10

      1 female age 40-50

     

      No record of Ammi Brown was found in any 1850 Census.

     

      1860 Census, Crawford Co, Wisconsin:

      Ami Brown, 30, b. New York, occupation (blank); Deborah, 28, b. New York; Ida, 6, b. New York; Edwin, 2, b. Wisconsin.

      Although our Ammi Brown was not born in New York, he did live there before coming to Wisconsin.   Despite the discrepancy, this appears to be our Ammi with his first wife and their children (Edwin later appears with him in the 1870 Census).  Ammi was a resident of Wisconsin when he entered the military in 1862.

     

      1870 Census, town of Guilford, Chenango Co, NY:

      Ami Brown, 39, b. Massachusetts, occup house carpenter; Almira Brown, 28, b. New York; Edwin Brown, 11, b. Wisconsin; Ami Brown, 71, b. Connecticut, occup carpenter & joiner.

      Although relationships are not stated, it would appear that the elder Ammi is the father of the younger, who in turn is the father of Edwin.  Based on the earlier census, Edwin's mother was Deborah, not Almira.  No entry for this Edwin Brown was found in any subsequent census.

     

      No entry for Ammi Brown was found in the 1880 Census, although we know that he was in Minnesota for the birth of son Addison in 1881.

      The 1880 Census of Minnesota lists in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, Albert A. Brown, age 40, carpenter, born in New York; and Almira Brown, age 35, his wife, born in New York, her father born in Connecticut, and her mother born in New York.  Despite the discrepancies, the possibility cannot be discounted that this is the couple in question.  The same Census shows Charles W. Brown, age 35, born in New York, father born in Connecticut, mother born in New York.  Given ages and locations, these two Browns could be brothers or other close relatives.

     

      The 1885 Census of Minnesota lists in Aldrich Twp, Wadena County, A. A. Brown, age 53, born in Massachusetts; Almira Brown, age 41, born in New York; and Addison (misspelled Adison), age 3, born in Minnesota.

     

      Minnesota Land Records, Document 16156, St. Cloud Land Office, on file at U.S. Bureau of Land Management, show that Ammi A. Brown purchased 80 acres of land on Dec 16 1890, with the following legal description:  Aliquot Parts S1/2SE, Base Line 5TH PM, Fractional Section No, Township 134 N, Range 34 W, Section # 4.

     

      In "The Famous & Not So Famous," published by the Verndale Historical Society in 1987, it is noted that the relationship between the many Brown families who settled there has not been entirely determined.  Of the many pages devoted to settlers of the Brown surname, only the following three entries appear regarding this one:  (1) "Architect and Builder.  I am prepared to take contracts for erecting buildings of all kinds.  Plans and specifications furnished on short notice.  Stair building a specialty."  [Wadena County Tribune, Dec 5 1878, attributed to A. A. Brown]  (2) "A. A. Brown has erected a barn near Verndale."  [Verndale Journal, Dec 26 1879]  (3) "The A. A. Brown Furniture, 1882, is mentioned in 'Bartlett Township History,' Volume I."  It is noted that there were apparently two A. A. Browns, Ammi Almanzia and Albert A., who were carpenters and residing in Verndale at that time.

     

      Based strictly on the two Censuses and on son Addison's birth certificate, Ammi would have been born either ca 1840, ca 1832 (most likely), or ca 1827; but entries on his applications to the Washington Soldiers' Home consistently and specifically state his birth date as Sep 13 1829.  Ammi Almanzia Brown was thought by family lore to have died at age 74 of apoplexy, although son Addison, born in 1881, recalled that he was about 18 at the time of his father's death, which would have been shortly after Ammi's last admission to the Washington Soldiers' Home in Orting, Pierce Co, WA in 1899.  Discovery of his grave at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting shows that Ammi Brown's death occurred on Jun 20 1899, also reflected in Pierce County death records.

     

      He married[71] (1) Deborah ___, b. ca 1832 in New York,71 census 1860 in Crawford Co, WI.

 

      He married64,5 (2) btwn 1860-1870 [The 1860 Census shows Ammi with his first wife, Deborah, but he was with Almira in the 1870 Census.], Almira Sanders.

     

      He married (3) 1894, Deborah S. ___.

 

      He married (4) Jun-27-1895 in Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA,[72] Rachel A. ___, b. Mar- 7-1850 in New York,[73],14 d. Feb- 1-1904 in Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA,[74],28 buried in Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA,[75] census 1900 in Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA,14

     

      1900 Census, Pierce County, Washington (City of Tacoma), enumerated on Jun 9 1900 at 405 1/2 25th Street East:

      (First name illegible) Brown, female, 50, b. Mar 1850 in New York, both parents b. in NY, occupation housewife, widowed, mother of three children (two still living); dau Cara V. Brown, 17, b. Jul 1882 in NY, both parents b. in NY, single, occupation student.  (Note:  Cara's last name actually was probably something other than Brown, since Rachel and Ammi Brown were married just five years before.)

     

      The remainder of the household consisted of seven boarders:  David Mannanson, 30, b. 1870 in Minnesota, occupation carpenter, married 10 yrs; Steven Mannanson, 8, b. 1892 in Michigan; Pearl Mannanson, 1, b. Dec 1898 in Minnesota; George C. Reed, 27, b. Sep 1872 in Iowa, single, occupation professional athlete; Fred H. Wilson, 27, b. Feb 1873 in Wisconsin, married one year, occupation gambler; Clara A. Wilson, 20, b. in NY, mother of one child (still living); Howard Wilson, 1, b. in Washington.

 

                                      Children by Deborah ___:

                             i        Ida Brown, b. ca 1854 in New York,71 census 1860 in Crawford Co, WI.

                             ii       Edwin Brown, b. ca 1858 in Wisconsin,71,[76] census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, census 1860 in Crawford Co, WI.

                                      Children by Almira Sanders:

        4.                  iii      Addison Avery Brown, b. Aug- 1-1881 in Verndale, Wadena Co, MN,9,10 d. Jan-13-1954 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH, buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,11 resided in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,5 resided 1910 - 1943 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,5,12,13 resided 1893 - 1910 in Chehalis County (now Grays Harbor Co), WA,14,10 resided originally in Verndale, Wadena Co, MN, census 1910 in Montesano, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) Co, WA, census 1900 in Satsop, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) Co, WA, census 1885 in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, MN, occupation glass-blower (in WV) and steel mill worker (in OH).5  He married Dec-20-1910 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,15,16 Nancy Lou "Babe" Haught.

 

9.  Almira Sanders, b. ca 1843 in New York,[77] d. ca 1888 in Minnesota,[78] resided 1885 in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, MN,[79] census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, census 1850, 1860 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

     

      Addison Avery Brown always gave his mother's name as Almira Saunders and stated that she was one-half American Indian.  Almira's birth was in New York sometime between 1840 and 1844, based on the following:   Age 9 at 1850 Census would put it in about 1841, age 20 at 1860 Census would put it in about 1840, age 41 at 1885 Census would put it in about 1844, and Addison's birth certificate gives her age at his birth as 39, putting her birth in about 1842.  But with her sister Mary's birth date confirmed in both the 1900 Census and her death record as Feb 1842, and with Almira appearing in the 1850 Census one year younger than Mary, Almira's birth date is more likely to be about 1843.

     

      Almira was with her parents and siblings in the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, and she was with husband Ammi (and his father and son from a previous marriage) in the 1870 Census of Guilford, Chenango Co, NY.

     

      Almira was not found in the Census of 1880.  That year's census of  Wadena County, Minnesota, lists an Almira as the wife of Albert A. Brown, giving her age as 35 (b. ca 1845) and reports her father's birthplace as Connecticut, and her mother's as New York.  Despite the similarities in names and locations, this does not appear to be the same couple.

     

      The 1885 Minnesota Census places her in the household of A. A. Brown with son Addison, identifies her as Almira and gives her age as 41 (b. ca 1844), birthplace New York.

     

      No entry for her was found in the 1900 or subsequent censuses.

     

      In an affidavit filed by son Addison in 1935 to establish his date of birth, he stated that his mother had died when he was about age six.  This would put her death in about 1887 or 1888.  In 1915, in an application for membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal beneficiary society, Addison stated that his mother died at age 44 of "inflammation of bowels."  This would also put her death in about 1888.  One question on that application was "Which do you resemble in general characteristics, father or mother?," to which Addison stated that it was his mother.  This is noteworthy because Addison did have certain facial characteristics associated with American Indians.

     

      Information provided at Addison's funeral identified his mother as Rachel Sanders.  This reference is believed to be the result of confusing Addison's mother Almira with his stepmother Rachel.  A funeral card found in family papers identified the deceased as Rachel A. Brown, died Feb 1 1904, age 53y 10m 25d, location not given.  Based on age at death, the birth date would be Mar 7 1850.  Through Veterans records, we have determined that Rachel was Ammi's fourth wife.

     

      Thus, there is still some uncertainty as to the exact identity and birth/death dates of the wife of Ammi Brown and the mother of Addison.  It does appear fairly certain, however, that her parents were Henry J. Sanders and Olive Mowry.  If Almira died in 1887 or 1888 as stated by Addison, the location would likely have been in Minnesota, since she was there in 1885, husband Ammi is known from a land purchase to have been there in 1890, and his move to Washington State occurred in 1893.

 

10.  David Marion Haught,[80] b. May-14-1848 in Greene Co, PA,[81],[82],5,[83] d. Dec- 9-1927 in Doddridge Co, WV,[84],81,83 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[85] cause of death tuberculosis,[86] resided at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[87] occupation farmer,[88] military Feb-15-1865 - Jun-10-1865 Pvt, Co P, 6th W. Va. Inf, Civil War,87,[89],68,[90] He married May-20-1867,[91] Mary Watson,

       

        1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp), enumerated Sep 3 1870:

        David M. Haught, 22, b. Pa, farmer, unable to read or write; Mary, 21, b. Va; Martha A, 1, b. WVa.

       

        1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:

        David Haught, 32, farmer; wife Mary, 32; dau Martha A, 11; dau Sarah R, 8, dau Lotta M, 6; dau Ida E, 5; son Walter, 3; dau Lizzie, 1.

       

        1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 12 1900:

        David M Haught, 52, b. May 1848, married 32 yrs; wife Mary, 51, b. Jun 1848, mother of 11 children (all still living); dau Ida Ellen, 25, b. Mar 1875; son M Walter, 23, b. Aug 1876; dau Lizzie, 21, b. Dec 1878; dau Icy Dell, 19, b. Jul 1880; dau Nancy B, 18, b. Jan 1882; son J Homer, 16, b. Nov 1883; son David H, 11, b. Apr 1889; son Berkley, 5, b. Sep 1894; granddaughter Minnie O, 11, b. Aug 1888.

       

        1910 Census, Doddridge County WV (Southwest District, Harrisville-Salem Turnpike), enumerated in April 1910:

        David M. Haught, 61, farmer, married 36 yrs; wife Mary, 61, mother of 11 children (all still living); dau Babe, 22; son Howard, 21, school teacher; son Berkeley, 15, laborer on home farm.

       

        1920 Census, Doddridge County WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jan 22 1920:

        David Haught, 71, widowed, b. in Pennsylvania, father b. Pa, mother b. W.Va.

                                      Children:

                             i        Martha Alice Haught, also known as Alice Haught,[92],[93],44,[94],[95] b. 1868,83 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as Sep 1870, age 29.  But her age was one in the 1870 Census (enumerated in September) and 11 in the 1880 Census (enumerated in June).  Birth date on headstone is 1868.], d. May-26-1903,83 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,[96] census 1900 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Aug-12-1888 in Doddridge Co, WV,[97] Stonewall Jackson "Jack" Leeson, also known as Jackson Leeson,[98],[99] census name Jack S. Leeson,95 also known as Jack Leeson,[100],[101] b. Dec-28-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,8,44 [Birth date given as Dec 28 1866 in obituary and on headstone, and age 21 at time of Aug 1888 marriage would also put birth in about 1866 or 1867.  But 1900 Census shows his age as 31, with birth date Apr 1869.  W.B. Haught's "Genealogy of the Haught Family of America," 1948, pp. 166 and 169, incorrectly identifies him as Jacob Leeson.], d. Apr- 9-1951,44 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,96 resided 1951 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,100,101 census 1920 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1908 in Ritchie Co, WV,[102] census 1900, 1910 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.95

                             ii       Sara Rose Belle Haught, also known as Rosa B. Haught, nickname Rosie,5 census name Rosa, b. Jul-15-1870 in Doddridge Co, WV,[103],[104] d. Aug-10-1958 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[105],[106] buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[107] census 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      Known to immediate family as Aunt Rosie.  For many years, she was confined to a wheelchair due to a broken hip.

                                     

                                      She married (1) Jan-31-1892 in Doddridge Co, WV,[108],[109] Hezekiah Wesley "Wes" Thomas, also known as Wesley Thomas,50 b. Aug- 6-1848 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,8 d. Aug-14-1931,8 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation carpenter, head of County Poor Farm.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 22 1900:

                                      Hesakiah W. Thomas, 51, b. Aug 1848, house carpenter; wife Rosa, 29, b. Jul 1870, mother of 4 children (all still living); son Arlington, 19, b. Jan 1881; son Ottis, 17, b. Feb 1883; son Claud, 14, b. Sep 1885; dau Maud, 12, b. Apr 1888; dau Venoshia, 7, b. Nov 1892; son Goff, 4, b. Oct 1895; son Alton, 2, b. Jun 1897; son Darel, 1, b. Apr 1899.

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District):

                                      H. Wesley Thomas, 81; wife Rosie B. Thomas, 59; son Cleo Thomas, 40, widowed; lodger Charlie Cottrill, 14.

                                     

                                      She married (2) Feb-25-1934 in Doddridge Co, WV,[110] Thomas Jackson Elliott, Jr., b. Nov- 1-1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,81,92 d. Aug-23-1952 in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,[111] buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,81 resided in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,81 census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.81

                             iii      Charlotte E. M. "Lottie" Haught, also known as Lottie Haught,92 b. May-10-1873 in Doddridge Co, WV,[112],[113] d. Oct- 6-1969 in Canton, Stark Co, OH, buried in Canton, Stark Co, OH, resided in Canton, Stark Co, OH, census 1920, 1930 in Canton, Stark Co, OH, census 1910 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation Cleveland Indians fanatic.  She married Feb-21-1893 in Doddridge Co, WV,[114] Sylvester George "S. G." Duckworth, also known as Uncle Duck [to younger family members], census name S. George Duckworth, b. May- 4-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,[115],113 d. Jul-13-1958 in Canton, Stark Co, OH,20 resided in Canton, Stark Co, OH,20,101 census 1920, 1930 in Canton, Stark Co, OH, census 1910 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation Lincoln National Life Insurance Co,5,[116] occupation school teacher.65,[117]

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 12 1900:

                                      Sylvester Duckworth, 26, b. May 1874, married 7 yrs; wife Lottie, 27, b. May 1873, mother of 4 children (3 still living); dau Clara H, 6, b. Jan 1894; dau Dessie M, 4, b. Oct 1895; son Daris, 10 months, b. Jul 1899.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Wood Co, WV (City of Parkersburg), enumerated on Apr 18 1910:

                                      Sylvester G. Duckworth, 34, insurance agent, married 17 yrs; wife Charlotte M, 34, mother of 5 children (4 still living); dau Clara, 16; dau Dessie, 14; son Daris, 10; dau Darlie, 9.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Stark Co, Ohio (City of Canton), enumerated on Jan 12 1920:

                                      S. G. Duckworth, 45, life insurance salesman; wife Lottie, 45; son Daris, 20, single; dau Dorothy, 18, single; dau Dessie Bruening, 23, married; grandson George E. Bruening, 2 yr 3 mo.

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Stark Co, Ohio (City of Canton), enumerated on Apr 10 1930 at 1211 Fourteenth Street:

                                      S. George Duckworth, 53, insurance manager, age 18 at time of first marriage; wife Charlet M, 54, age 19 at first marriage; son Daris D, 29, salesman for electric sweeper company, single.

                             iv      Ida Ellen Haught, b. Mar- 4-1875 in Freds Run (Oxford), Doddridge Co, WV,8,[118] d. Jan- 4-1967 at Sunnyside (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,[119],47,106 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,119,8 resided in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,8 census 1930 at Arnolds Creek (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,13 census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV [In household with her widowed brother Walter and his children.], occupation telephone operator.82

                                     

                                      She was a former Doddridge County school teacher and telephone operator.  Following the early death of her brother Walter's wife, she resided at his home and helped rear his three children, Fred, Lena and Romaine Haught.  She later married, but had no children of her own.8

                                     

                                      She married Apr-27-1930 in Doddridge Co, WV,[120],[121] George W. Britton, Jr., b. Oct- 4-1856 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,81,104,83,97 d. Mar-10-1935 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,81,91,83 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[122] resided at Arnolds Creek (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,8,13 census 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 at Sunnyside (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,104 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.81,[123]

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 20 1900:

                                      George W. Britton, Head of Household and Manager, 43, b. Oct 1856, occup farmer, married 20 yrs; wife Cassa A. Britton, 47, b. May 1853, mother of 3 children (all still living); son Porter M. Britton, 19, b. Mar 1881; dau Zelphia M. Britton, 17, b. Oct 1882; son Orestes G. Britton, 15, b. Apr 1885; inmate Nancy J. Clark, 70, b. Aug 1829, single; inmate Sarah Terry, 58, b. Dec 1841, widowed, mother of 1 child (still living); Julia Claybourne, 34, b. Apr 1866, married 15 yrs, mother of 8 children (3 still living); inmate Olga Hitt, 1, b. Jul 1898; inmate Manza Davis (male), 50, b. Jan 1850, single; inmate Robert Swan, 45, b. Apr 1855, single; inmate John Wright, 18, b. May 1882, single; boarder Arthur C. Britton, 24, b. Nov 1875, single, occup teacher.

                                      (Note:  Though not labeled as such, the location is known to be the County Poor Farm, which later became the Britton Rest Home.  Boarder Arthur C. Britton was George Britton's nephew, the son of his brother Lewis.  Inmate Olga Hitt was raised by George & Cassa Britton as their daughter.  They were identified as her parents in her obituary, but she was not listed as a surviving child in George's obituary.  Inmate Sarah Terry is probably Sarah Elliott, dau of Jacob Elliott & Barbara S. Lowther, widow of William Terry, who had sons Benjamin and Thomas Elliott out of wedlock before having daughter Mary Terry.  Inmate Julia Claybourne is Julia A. Stull, who married (1st) Clinton W. Claybourn in 1885, (2nd) James S. McNemar in 1904, (3rd) George M. D. Wells in 1908, (4th) Porter M. Prunty in 1909, (5th) George W. Maxwell in 1922; she was last found in the 1930 Census of Pennsboro.)

                             v       Walter J. Haught, b. Aug-14-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,[124] d. Sep-19-1961 in Newark, Licking Co, OH,34,[125] buried in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV,125,[126] resided in Newark, Licking Co, OH,34 census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV [Court Street], occupation 1910 superintendent for oil company,[127] census 1910 in Lincoln Co, WV.  He married (1) ca 1910,127 Mamie Hager, b. Oct-28-1885 in Boone Co, WV,[128],[129] d. ca 1916,125 census 1900, 1910 in Lincoln Co, WV.  He married125 (2) Jun-26-1924 in Lexington, Fayette Co, KY,125 Florence Hazel Ross, b. Oct- 6-1900 in Pebworth, Owsley Co, KY,125 d. Sep-24-2000 in Newark, Licking Co, OH,125 buried in Newark Memorial Gardens, Newark, OH.125

                             vi      Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Haught, b. Dec- 1-1878 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[130] d. Sep-28-1959 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[131] buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV,131 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[132],131 census 1930 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Sep-11-1904 in Doddridge Co, WV,[133] Hugh Cameron Foley, b. Sep- 5-1883 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,8,131,6 d. May-12-1964 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,8,131,6 buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV,8,131 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,131 census 1930 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,132 resided from 1921 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,8 census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation salesman.131                                                    

                                      After working in West Union for the J. B. Markey Company, Hugh moved to Parkersburg in 1921, where he became a food and drug salesman, an occupation he followed to retirement.8

                             vii     Isa Dell Haught, b. Jul-21-1882 in Doddridge Co, WV,[134],6 d. Apr-14-1978 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8,6 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,[135] resided in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.6,12  She married Aug-23-1908 in Industrial, Doddridge Co, WV,[136],92 Aaron Lewis Ashburn, also known as Lewis Ashburn,92,12,[137],135 b. Dec- 5-1876,81 d. Aug-18-1921 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,81 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,[138] census 1920 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation mail carrier.81

        5.                  viii    Nancy Lou "Babe" Haught, b. Jan-19-1884 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,33 d. Sep-23-1977 in Coshocton, Coshocton Co, OH,5,34 buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH,35 resided (nursing home) in Coshocton, Coshocton Co, OH,5,36 resided formerly in Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH,5,34 resided originally in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.5  She married (2) Dec-20-1910 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,15,16 Addison Avery Brown.

                             ix      John Homer Haught, also known as Homer Haught,5,54,65 b. Nov-21-1887 in Freds Run (Oxford), Doddridge Co, WV,83 d. May-14-1963 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[139],83 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,[140],8,135 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,8 census 1930 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, occupation clerk, Markeys Clothing.5

                                     

                                      From the West Union Herald of Thursday, April 30, 1936:  "Homer Haught, of Parkersburg, made this office a call while here Tuesday and informed us that he will move his family to F. A. Fisher's farm in Doddridge County this week."

                                     

                                      He married Sep-20-1908 in Doddridge Co, WV,[141],[142] Delphia Blanche Fisher, also known as Blanche,65,44 b. 1887,83 d. Jan- 8-1961,141,83 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV,[143],135 census 1930 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.

                             x       Howard David Haught, b. Apr-11-1889 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,81,8,[144] [But Doddridge County death records (Bk 2, p. 143) give birth date as Apr 10 1889.], d. Oct- 7-1940 in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,81 buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,81,8 resided in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,81 census 1940 in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV, resided 1931 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,144 occupation Civil Service examining board, Clarksburg Post Office.81,50  He married[145] (1) Feb- 2-1913 in Doddridge Co, WV,92 Minnie B. Brown,92 b. Nov-10-1890,6 d. May-  -1976,6 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.6  He married (2) Feb-22-1931,[146] Alice Lee Swiger, also known as Lee Swiger, b. Jan-29-1906 in Doddridge Co, WV,144 resided 1940 in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV, census 1940 in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV, resided 1931 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.144

                             xi      William Berkley Haught, also known as Berkley Haught,5,100,54 b. Sep-15-1894 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[147],8,6 d. Feb- 2-1972,8,6 buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV,8 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,6 resided formerly in Pennsylvania,[148] census 1940 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV [105 Court Street], census 1930 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1920 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, occupation O. Ames Co., Parkersburg, WV, occupation 1940 laborer in oil field,[149] occupation 1930 pumper in oil field.[150]

                                     

                                      He resided in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV when employed by the Philadelphia Oil Co.  He moved to Parkersburg in 1942.  He was a retired employee of the Johns Manville Co in Parkersburg.  He was survived by four grandchildren, all of Baltimore, MD.8,6

                                     

                                      He married Mary Florence Yates, b. Nov-28-1896 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[151],8,6 d. Jan-27-1981 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,8,6 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,6 census 1940 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1930 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1920 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.

 

11.  Mary Watson, b. Jun-23-1848,[152],83 [Although obituary states birth date as Jun 23 1848, age 62y 4m 5d reported in obituary would actually put birth date at Jun 22 1848.  Immediate family had long believed it to be Jun 13 1848, basis unknown.  Age given at death in death record would put birth date at May 22 1848.  Headstone gives only the year 1848.], d. Oct-27-1910 in Freds Run (Oxford), Doddridge Co, WV,[153],152,83 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.44

 

12.  John Morris Gaston, b. Sep- 4-1853 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,8,[154] d. Nov-11-1927 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[155],8 ["at the home of his son"], buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,100 occupation Methodist minister & farmer.  He married Aug-16-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,[156],92 Elizabeth Hart,

       

        When John Morris Gaston and Elizabeth Hart were buried in the family cemetery in 1927 and 1921, respectively, no permanent marker was put in place.  In the Spring of 2002, through the actions of their grandson Samuel David Gaston, surviving principal family members purchased a permanent stone marker for this couple's grave, as well as one for the unmarked grave of their grandchildren, twins William and Lillian Gaston, stillborn in 1923.

                                      Children:

                             i        Rulina Belle Gaston, also known as Belle Gaston, b. Jan-23-1878,43 d. Jan- 2-1919, buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.  She married Jun-25-1897 in Doddridge Co, WV,92 Alpheus Seymour Richards, also known as Seamore Richards,101 b. Feb-25-1877 in Calhoun Co, WV,8 d. Mar- 7-1964 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,25,91 buried in Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV, resided in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,8 resided 1959 in Market, Doddridge Co, WV,101 census 1930 in Greenbrier District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, occupation carpenter & painter.8     

                                      Among others, survived by "one step-daughter, Mrs. Oma Sutton of Parkersburg."8.

                             ii       Eli Willis Gaston, b. Jun- 8-1880 in Doddridge Co, WV,[157],43 d. Sep-25-1919 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,53,[158],44 buried in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,[159],81 cause of death Bright's disease,8 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,157,8 occupation miner, Consolidated Coal Co.157,8  He married Jun- 8-1903 in Gilmer Co, WV,[160] Launa Capitola Bowyer, b. Jul-24-1878,81,44,8,14 d. Dec-17-1937 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,81,8 buried in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,159,8 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[161],81 resided 1900 in Troy, Gilmer Co, WV.14                                                 

                                      The likely origin of Launa Capitola Bowyer's middle name was the popular culture of that time.  Capitola "Black Cap" Black was the spunky, cross-dressing heroine of "The Hidden Hand: Or, Capitola the Madcap" (serialized 1859, published in book form 1888) by Mrs. E.D.E.N. [Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte] Southworth (1819-1899).  Searchable census indexes for 1860 and 1870 bring up 202 and 595 Capitolas respectively, suggesting the popularity of serial fiction in general, and of this novel in particular.  Towns in California (www.capitola.net) and Texas (extinct) were named for this heroine.  [Source:  The Daily Genealogist blog at AmericanAncestors.org]

                                      http://www.americanancestors.org/Blogs.aspx?id=28537&amp;blogid=112&blogid=112.

                             iii      Lurana Olive Gaston, also known as Luly Gaston, b. Jan- 2-1883 in Doddridge Co, WV,[162],28,43 d. Apr- 1-1969 in Harrison Co, WV,28 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1927 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.[163]  She married Dec-8-1904 in Doddridge Co, WV,[164] [Wes Cochran's "Doddridge County WV Marriages" reports marriage date as Dec 18 1904.], Edghar Hamilton Richards, census name Edgar H. Richards,[165] b. Nov- 1-1886 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Jul-21-1930 in Doddridge Co, WV,106 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1900, 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iv      James Blaine Gaston, also known as Blaine Gaston, b. Sep-29-1885 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,157,8 d. Aug-27-1981 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[166] buried in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,[167],8 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[168],163,8 census 1930 in Monongalia Co, WV, census 1920 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1917 in Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV,157 occupation Hazel-Atlas Glass Co (35 yrs),8,157 occupation 1930 coal miner,[169] occupation 1920 rig builder, Carter Oil Co.,[170] occupation 1917 timber worker for A. J. Riddle in Ashley WV,157 military Sep- 6-1918 - Mar-12-1919 U.S. Army, World War I.8  He married Jun-26-1917 in Doddridge Co, WV,92 Hazel May Yeater, b. Oct-29-1900, d. Jun-  -1980 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, buried in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV,[171] census 1930 in Monongalia Co, WV, census 1920 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      They had no children of their own, but James Blaine Gaston and his wife Hazel raised a boy who was said to have been left on their doorstep.  The boy went by the name Jack Gaston, until his late teens when he changed his name and ran away.  The boy died sometime between 1974 and 1978, with the funeral held in Salem, WV. Some family members speculate that the boy was born to the unmarried sister of his foster mother Hazel May Yeater.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on

                                      James B. Gaston, 33, rig builder for Carter Oil Co; wife Hazel M, 18.

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Monongalia Co, WV (Grant District, town of River Seane (?)), enumerated on Apr 5 1930:

                                      James B. Gaston, 44, coal miner; wife Hazel M, 29; lodger (corrected from original designation "orphan") William E Conner, 8 yr 11 mo; boarder James L. Latbright, 36, coal miner, married; boarder Angeline I. Latbright, 24, married; boarder Amos M. Latbright, 28, coal miner, married; boarder Mary A. Latbright, 25, married; boarder Howard L. Sandy, 9.

                             v       John Sheridan Gaston, b. May-27-1888 in Toll Gate, Doddridge Co, WV,[172],44,157 d. Jul-17-1972,6,44 buried in K of P Memorial Park Cemetery, Salem, WV,[173] resided in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,91 census 1940 in Grant District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1930 in Salem, WV,17 resided 1917 in Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV,157 occupation 1940 laborer for gas company,[174] occupation 1917 common laborer for A.J. Riddle & Son of Smithton.157  He married Aug-21-1913 in Doddridge Co, WV,92 Birdie Arizona Cottrill, b. Aug-17-1890 in Doddridge Co, WV,128 [Obituary states birth date as Aug 17 1892, as does death record.  But headstone shows it as 1890, while 1900 Census states Aug 1889.  Birth record shows her birth date as Aug 17 1890.], d. Sep- 9-1952 in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,53,81,83 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,173,81 resided in Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV,54,[175],8 census 1940 in Grant District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1930 in Salem, WV.17

                             vi      Jesse Morris Gaston, b. Jan-22-1891 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,157,8,43 [Death record reports birth date as Feb 22 1891, but obituary states birth date as Jan 22 1891, as does his WWI Draft Registration card and his parents' family Bible.], d. Sep-18-1928 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,81,106,8,44 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV,44,8 cause of death killed in accident while working at a water well site,81 resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,157,163 occupation farmer,157,81 military Pvt, 163rd Inf, 41st Div, US Army, World War I.8,44  He married Aug-6-1921 in Doddridge Co, WV,92 Sarah Elizabeth Williamson, b. Apr-16-1902 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Aug-19-1991 in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD, buried in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, MD, resided in Baltimore, MD,101 census 1920 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1910 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             vii     Elizabeth Ann Gaston, also known as Elizabeth Anna Gaston,43 b. Dec-11-1893 in Doddridge Co, WV,[176],43 d. Dec-18-1893 in Doddridge Co, WV, buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.

        6.                  viii    Ira Dow Gaston, b. Dec-31-1894 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,43,5 d. Jul-26-1973 in Washington Co, OH,5 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 [Headstone gives the birth date of 1895, which is incorrect.], occupation oil and gas company.5  He married Apr-26-1921 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,45 Ida Opal Husk.

                             ix      Joseph Clark "Little Joe" Gaston, b. Nov- 1-1898 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8,[177],157,6,43,44 d. May- 8-1982 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,8,44 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44,8 resided 1918, 27 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,157,163 occupation 1918 pipelining for Philadelphia Gas Co, Doddridge Co,157 military Jul-20-1942 - May-28-1945 Pfc, U.S. Army, World War II,[178],3 never married.8

 

13.  Elizabeth Hart, b. Aug-15-1858 in Lower Run, Doddridge Co, WV,[179],8 d. Feb-28-1921 in Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[180] buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV,8 resided in Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.8

 

14.  William Leonard Husk, also known as Leonard Husk,98,[181],[182],5 b. Apr- 6-1861 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,83,[183] d. Aug-17-1919 in Doddridge Co, WV,81,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 cause of death dropsy,81 resided in Doddridge Co, WV, resided previously in Pocahontas Co, WV, resided previously in Jackson Co, WV, occupation farmer & timberman,81 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183

       

        William Leonard Husk and his first wife, Susan Emma Husk, were first cousins once removed by virtue of his being the grandson of Samuel (d. bef 1848) and Elizabeth Husk, and her being their great-granddaughter.  None of their four children lived beyond infancy.  In the 1890's Leonard Husk and his family moved to Jackson Co, WV.  Leonard later moved to Durbin, Pocahontas Co, WV, where he worked as a logger.[184]

       

        He married (1) Sep-10-1887 in Marietta, Washington Co, OH,[185] Susan Emma Husk, b. Apr-12-1870 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Aug-30-1893 at Cokeleys, Ritchie Co, WV,[186] buried in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV [Buried with infant daughter.], cause of death consumption (tuberculosis).[187]

 

        He married (2) Feb-3-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV,[188],[189] Virginia Elizabeth "Jennie" McNemar, also known as Jennie E. McNemar,189,94 census name Jennie E.165

 

                                      Children by Susan Emma Husk:

                             i        Lillie May Husk, b. May-27-1889 in Doddridge Co, WV, d. Jun- 1-1889 in Doddridge Co, WV,106 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV.[190]

                             ii       Cora Husk, b. Apr-25-1890 in Doddridge Co, WV [Born in Doddridge County, but recorded in Ritchie County, WV.], d. May- 2-1890 in Ritchie Co, WV,[191] buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV.190

                             iii      Nancy E. Husk, b. Jul-22-1892 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Aug-21-1892 in Ritchie Co, WV,[192] buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV.190

                             iv      (Unnamed female) Husk, b. Aug-29-1893 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Aug-29-1893 in Ritchie Co, WV, buried in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV [Buried with her mother.].

                                      Children by Virginia Elizabeth "Jennie" McNemar:

                             v       James Ellsworth "Wirt" McNemar, b. Mar- 8-1892 in Ritchie Co, WV,[193] d. Dec-23-1955 in Ohio, buried in Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville, Jefferson Co, OH, occupation mill worker.  He married Jun-27-1913 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[194],[195] Alma Layfield, b. Apr- 2-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Jul-27-1955 in Ohio, buried in Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville, Jefferson Co, OH.

                             vi      Ernest Washington "Short" Husk, b. May-24-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV,[196],8,44 d. Jun-22-1976 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8,44 buried in Grove Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 occupation climber for Bell Telephone Co.,184 military May-27-1918 - May-14-1919 Cpl, US Army, World War I.44,3

                                     

                                      Served overseas as a Corporal with the US Army in World War I.  In the late 1940's, he operated a one-man, one-vehicle shuttle bus service in Doddridge County, with his vehicle being a car that he "stretched" into a limousine having 8 doors.  A photo of it is among the holdings at the Doddridge County Historical Society Museum.  There is some confusion regarding Ernest's birthplace:  While his grandson Edward Jr.'s entry in "The History of Doddridge County," p. 173, states Jackson County, WV, Ernest's obituary states Ritchie County, WV, as does his marriage record and his birth record itself.

                                     

                                      He married Oct-27-1917 in Doddridge Co, WV,141,91 [The obituaries of both Ernest and Florence give their marriage date as Oct 27 1917, but the marriage record, as completed by the officiating minister, states that the ceremony was held on Oct 28 1917 at "the residence of Evert Husk in Doddridge Co. W. Va."  October 27th that year was a Saturday.  Person providing information for the marriage license application was M. F. Husk.], Florence Edna Leeson, b. Jun-  -1892 in Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,[197],44 [Doddridge County birth records show her birth as Jun 29 1892 at Holbrook, which is just inside Ritchie County but is considered by many to be in Doddridge County and sometimes reported that way.  This would explain why the birth record was filed in Doddridge County.  SSDI also has birth date as Jun 29.  But obituary states birth as Jun 19 1892 in Ritchie Co, and her headstone also has birth date as Jun 19 1892.  Birth date in 1900 Census is Jun 1891.], d. Apr-28-1984 in Grove, Doddridge Co, WV,8 buried in Grove Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 resided in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,100 resided 1951 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,163 census 1900, 1910 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                             vii     Howard Ellis Husk, b. Dec-31-1895 in Fly, Monroe Co, OH,8 d. Aug-18-1995 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,44 occupation South Penn Oil Company.8

                                     

                                      Howard wrote a story entitled "The Smallpox Victim and His Ghost," which appeared in a collection called "Tales and Lore of the Mountaineers," originally published by William Brownfield Price in 1963.5

                                     

                                      He married Oct-5-1915 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[198],91 Lota Mae Nutter, b. Jan- 7-1893 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8,6 d. Jan-10-1986 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8,6 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,44 resided in Bristol, Harrison Co, WV.6

                             viii    Marie Melissa "Lissie" Husk, b. May- 5-1898 in Fly, Monroe Co, OH,6 d. Mar-31-1988 in Harrison Co, WV,6 buried in Bridgeport Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV,[199] resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,46 resided 1947 in Washington, DC.101

                                     

                                      Moved from Wheeling, WV to St. Petersburg, FL in about the late 1950's.  She was born Marie Melissa Husk, but had her name legally changed to drop the middle name because she didn't like being called by the nickname Lissie.5

                                     

                                      Partner Clarence Price.  She married (2) Jul- 3-1919, Charles Burdette Ashley, also known as Burdette Ashley.  She married (3) Carl Mink.  She married (4) Raymond A. Vingi, b. Aug-23-1905,6,199 d. Aug-  -1973,6,199 buried in Bridgeport Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV,199 resided in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL.[200]

                             ix      Walter Ray "Shiner" Husk, b. Apr- 2-1900 in Fly, Monroe Co, OH,8 d. Dec-27-1993 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,8 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8 resided in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer & carpenter,8 no children from this person.  He married (1) Nov-15-1931 in Glenville, Gilmer Co, WV,185 ["Gilmer County Marriages" reports marriage date as Nov 14 1931.], Audra Fay Lunsford, b. Mar-18-1908 in Lewis Co, WV,102,6,128 [Birthplace given in 1931 marriage record as Gilmer County, but 1940 marriage record and WV Births Index show it as Lewis County.], d. Mar-  -1992,6 resided 1940 in Troy, Gilmer Co, WV.[201]  He married (2) Apr-15-1940 in Oakland, Garrett Co, MD,185 Ruby Alma Hart, b. Feb- 2-1902 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,[202],[203],8,28 d. May-14-1968 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,81,25,28 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,44,28,8,203 resided 1938 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,101 census 1930 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1920 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.                                                  

                                      Walter Ray "Shiner" Husk and Ruby Alma Hart were second cousins, once removed, by virtue of his being the great-grandson of Samuel & Elizabeth Husk, and her being their great-great-granddaughter.

                             x       Clara Grace Husk, also known as Grace Husk,92,44,5 b. Feb-17-1902 in Jackson Co, WV,81,83 d. Dec-16-1927 in Terra Alta, Preston Co, WV,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 cause of death tuberculosis (died in sanitarium).81  She married Feb-4-1921 in Doddridge Co, WV,92 Horace Omar Nutter, b. Jun-  -1897 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[204],157,113 [Birth date given on headstone and on World War I Draft Registration card as Jun 1 1897, but birth record (with his name given as Horas Nutter) shows it as Jun 18 1897.], d. Jun-10-1944, buried in Togus National Cemetery, Chelsea, Kennebec Co, Maine,[205],126 resided 1935 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,163 census 1930 in Roseland, St Joseph Co, IN, census 1900, 1920 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1918 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,157 occupation 1930 truck driver for retail lumber,132 military Horseshoer, 3rd Cavalry, US Army, World War I.190,57

        7.                  xi      Ida Opal Husk, b. May-28-1904 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,5 d. Jan-16-1970 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,60 buried Jan-19-1970 in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 occupation storekeeper.  She married Apr-26-1921 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,45 Ira Dow Gaston.

                             xii     Harold Curtis Husk, b. Apr-27-1906 in Wetzel Co, WV,92,81 [Obituary states place of birth as Oxford (Doddridge Co, WV), but immediate family, marriage record and death certificate all indicate Wetzel Co, WV.], d. Jul-26-1947 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,[206] [Death record reports date of death as July 25 1947.  But details of the circumstances of the automobile accident show that it was in the early morning hours of July 26 1947, a date concurred with by the immediate family.  His military gravestone incorrectly shows his death date as Aug 26 1947.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,81 cause of death automobile accident (car went over embankment),8 resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8,81 occupation Pineline Construction Co. and farmer,8,81 military Pfc, U.S. Army, 46th Gen Hosp, World War II.44  He married Feb-7-1931 in Doddridge Co, WV,[207],[208] Sarah Elizabeth Williamson, b. Apr-16-1902 in Ritchie Co, WV, d. Aug-19-1991 in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD, buried in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, MD, resided in Baltimore, MD,101 census 1920 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1910 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             xiii    Charles Floyd Husk, also known as Floyd C. Husk,165 b. Jul-11-1908 in Pocahontas Co, WV,8 [Marriage record gives his birthplace as Doddridge County, an apparent error, as obituary states Pocahontas County.], d. Aug-15-1978 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,44 occupation well tender, Equitable Gas Co.8  He married Feb-11-1932 in Doddridge Co, WV,[209],[210] [Obituary of husband gives marriage date as Feb 11 1931, which is incorrect.], Wanda Mae Richards, also known as Mae Richards, b. Feb-18-1911 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 d. Apr-13-1985 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8 census 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             xiv     Fred Earl Husk, b. Aug-31-1910 in Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,37,8 d. Dec-14-1993 in Harrison Co, WV,8 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, resided 1969 in Anmoore, Harrison Co, WV,37 census 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation Al Shroath Oldsmobile garage.8  He married (1) Sep-25-1943 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[211] Bessie Elizabeth "Betty" Tanzey, also known as Betty Tanzy,97 b. May- 8-1925 in Ritchie Co, WV,44 d. Oct- 3-1978,[212] buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV.96  He married (2) Juanita Ellen Daugherty.

                             xv      Beulah Myrle Husk, b. Jul-26-1915 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[213],8 d. Oct-15-2002 in Salem, WV,8 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,8 resided in Salem, WV.

                                     

                                      Worked many years as a cook in public schools and the Industrial School for Girls in Salem, WV.  Retired in 1977 from the Dietary Department of the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV.  For the last 23 years of her life, served as a "foster grandmother" in the elementary reading program of Doddridge County schools, whereby she would read to the children or have them read to her.

                                     

                                      She married Oct-14-1933 at Grove, Doddridge Co, WV,97 Willis James Rymer, b. May-31-1910 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 d. Nov-21-1970 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,8 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1930 in Cove District, Doddridge Co, WV [Listed as a boarder in the home of Dorsey E. Huff and family.], occupation farmer.

                             xvi     Elsie Juanita Husk, b. Oct-15-1918 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8 d. Oct-12-2002 in Summit Park (Clarksburg), Harrison Co, WV,53 buried in Bridgeport Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV,8 resided in Summit Park (Clarksburg), Harrison Co, WV.8  She married Oct-15-1941 in Oakland, Garrett Co, MD,91 John Wesley Snyder, b. May-13-1918 in Richwood, Nicholas Co, WV,8 d. May-17-2012 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,47 buried in Bridgeport Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV,8 resided in Summit Park (Clarksburg), Harrison Co, WV,54,101,91 census 1930 in Nutter Fort, Harrison Co, WV, census 1920 in Beaver District, Nicholas Co, WV.

                                     

                                      In November 1942, Elsie & John Snyder moved to Baltimore, MD, where John worked in the shipyards during World War II.  They returned to West Virginia in March 1950, taking up residence in Clarksburg.  John was employed by the Sanitary Baking Company for 23 years, then by the Stroehman Baking Company.[214]

 

15.  Virginia Elizabeth "Jennie" McNemar, also known as Jennie E. McNemar,189,94 census name Jennie E.,165 b. Apr-15-1872 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,81,[215],83 d. Nov- 9-1938 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,215,106,81,8,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8,81 census 1920, 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

Great-Great-Grandparents

 

16.  Ammi Tufts Brown, birth name Amma Tufts Brown, census name Amina Brown,[216] b. Nov-22-1799 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT,[217],76 d. btwn 1870 - 1874 in New York [Probable, but not confirmed.  The 1870 Census was the last record we have of Ammi T. Brown.  He did not appear with son Ammi A in the 1874-75 Elmira city directory, as he had in the  1869-70 Chenango County business directory.], census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, resided 1869 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY,67 census 1850 in Pittsfield, Otsego Co, NY, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY, occupation carpenter & joiner.76

       

        The birth of Ammi T. Brown is documented in "Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)," Brooklyn Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 232, in which he is identified as Amma Tufts Brown, b. Nov 22 1799 in Brooklyn, Connecticut, son of Rufus & Mary.  Although other variations of his name have been found in census records, he seems to have generally identified himself as Ammi T. Brown.  He was named for his uncle, Ammi Tufts, the husband of his mother's sister Lucy.

       

        His marriage to Annis is documented only by their appearance together in the 1850 Census of Otsego County, New York.  Other than the births of his sons Ammi A. in Boston in 1829 and Andrew in New York in 1834, we have no record of Ammi T. Brown's whereabouts between his birth in Connecticut in 1799 and his appearance in the 1840 Census in Otsego County.

       

        1840 Census, Burlington, Otsego Co, New York:

        Household of Ammi T. Brown

        1 male age 40-50  (i.e., Ammi T. Brown, who we know from his birth record was born in 1799)

        1 male age 10-15  (i.e., son Ammi A. Brown, b. 1829)

        1 male age 5-10 (i.e., son Andrew Brown, who we know from the 1900 Census was born Sep 1834)

        1 female age 40-50 (i.e., wife Annis Brown, who we know from the 1850 Census was born about 1801)

       

        1850 Census, Pittsfield, Otsego Co, New York, enumerated on Sep 6 1850:

        Amina Brown, male, 50, b. Connecticut, occup house joiner; Annis Brown, female, 49, b. New York; Andrew Brown, male, 15, b. New York, farmer.

       

        1870 Census, town of Guilford, Chenango Co, NY:

        Ami Brown, 39, b. Massachusetts, occup house carpenter; Almira Brown, 28, b. New York; Edwin Brown, 11, b. Wisconsin; Ami Brown, female, 71, b. Connecticut, occup carpenter & joiner.

        Ami is clearly a misspelling of Ammi, and labeling the elder Ami (Ammi) a female is considered to be a clerical error, especially in view of the listed occupation.

       

        No record of this Ammi Brown was found in any 1860 or 1880 Census.

       

        The 1830 Census of Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, had the following entry:

        Household of Arnum Brown

        1 male age 30-40

        1 male under 5

        2 females age 20-30

        1 female under 5

        Despite the name variance, the handwriting is not entirely clear, and the possibility cannot be discounted that this is the household of Ammi T. Brown.

       

        "Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chenango County, N.Y. for 1869-70," compiled & published by Hamilton Child in 1869, p. 205, has the following consecutive entries for the town of New Berlin:

        "BROWN, AMMI A., (South New Berlin), carpenter and joiner.

        Brown, Ammi T., (South New Berlin), lot 41, T. 16, house joiner and farmer."

        The preface to the publication states "Name set in CAPITALS indicates subscribers to this work."  It also states "Post Office Addresses in Parentheses" and explains that "T." stands for Township.

        http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nychenan/69nbrlin.htm

       

        A similar publication five years later, "Boyd's Elmira and Corning Directory" for 1874-75, published by Andrew Boyd and W. Harry Boyd, contains the following entry on page 58:  "Brown Ammi A., carpenter, h 258 W Hudson ."  The key to abbreviations indicates that the "h" stands for house.

        Since there was no entry for Ammi T. Brown, we can only speculate that he may have died in the intervening five years.  He also was not found in the 1880 Census.

        http://www.joycetice.com/director/1874p058.htm

       

        The name Ammi is from the Hebrew, meaning "my people."

        http://www.meaning-of-names.com/hebrew-names/ammi.asp

        http://www.zelo.com/firstnames/findresults.asp?name=AMMI.

       

        He married216,[218] Annis ___.

                                      Children:

        8.                  i        Ammi Almanzia Brown, b. Sep-13-1829 in Boston, MA,61 d. Jun-20-1899 in Orting, Pierce Co, WA,62,63 [at the Washington Soldiers Home], buried in Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Pierce Co, WA,63 resided from May 1897 in Orting, Pierce Co, WA [Washington Soldiers Home], resided Jun 1893 - May 1897 in Montesano, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) Co, WA, resided 1885, 1890 in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, MN,64 resided 1881 in Verndale, Wadena Co, MN,65 resided 1874 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY,66 [258 W. Hudson Street  < http://www.joycetice.com/director/1874p058.htm >], census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, resided 1869 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY,67 resided 1862 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co, WI,68 census 1860 in Crawford Co, WI, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY, occupation carpenter,64,65 military Aug-22-1862 - Jul-26-1865 Cpl, Co A, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Civil War.69,70  He married71 (1) Deborah ___.  He married64,5 (2) btwn 1860-1870 [The 1860 Census shows Ammi with his first wife, Deborah, but he was with Almira in the 1870 Census.], Almira Sanders.  He married (3) 1894, Deborah S. ___.  He married (4) Jun-27-1895 in Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA,72 Rachel A. ___.

                             ii       Andrew J. Brown, b. Sep-  -1834 in New York,14,83 d. 1919,83 buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Otego, Otsego Co, NY,[219] census 1860,70,80, 1900, 10 in Otego, Otsego Co, NY, census 1850 in Pittsfield, Otsego Co, NY, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY, occupation farmer; dairy farmer,[220],14,[221] He married ca 1858,14 Malvina R. Hyatt, b. Jan-  -1841 in New York,14,83 d. 1913,83 buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Otego, Otsego Co, NY,219 census 1860,70,80, 1900, 10 in Otego, Otsego Co, NY.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Otsego Co, NY (town of Otego), enumerated on Jul 24 1860:

                                      Andrew Brown, 25, b. NY, farmer; Malvina, 19, b. NY; Idea (female), 1, b. NY.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Otsego Co, NY (town of Otego), enumerated on Jun 15 1870:

                                      Andrew Brown, 36, b. NY, farmer; Malvina Brown, 29, b. NY; Ida Brown, 10, b. NY; Mary Brown, 11 months, b. NY; Eva Brown, 75, b. NY; Lydia Dolvin (?), 29, b. NY, domestic servant; Oscar Rulington (?), 23, b. NY, farm laborer.

                                      (Note:  Relationship of Eva Brown is not known.)

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Otsego Co, NY (town of Otego), enumerated in Jun 1880:

                                      Andrew Brown, 45, b. NY, both parents b. NY, farmer; wife Malvina, 39, b. NY, father b. Connecticut, mother b. NY; dau Mary, 11, b. NY, both parents b. NY.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Otsego Co, NY (Otego Twp), enumerated on Jun 14 1900:

                                      Andrew Brown, 65, b. Sep 1834 in NY, both parents b. NY, farmer, married 42 yrs; wife Malvina, 59, b. Jan 1841 in NY, both parents b. NY, mother of 2 children (one still living).

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Otsego Co, NY (town of Otego), enumerated on Otsdawa Creek Road on Apr 21 1910:

                                      Andrew J. Brown, 76, b. NY, both parents b. NY, dairy farmer, married 53 yrs; wife Malvina R. Brown, 68, b. NY, father b. Connecticut, mother b. NY, mother of 2 children (one still living); servant Gaby Beckwith, white male, 44, b. NY, both parents b. in U.S., single, occupation laborer on dairy farm.

                                     

                                      It is noted that the birthplace of Andrew's father is given as New York, rather than Connecticut, and that there is an inconsistency with the birthplace of Malvina's father.  We consider these to be errors, probably due to the fact that Andrew's father Ammi lived nearly his entire life in New York.

 

17.  Annis ___, b. ca 1801 in New York,216 census 1850 in Pittsfield, Otsego Co, NY, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY.

       

        Other than her birthplace and approximate birth date from the 1850 Census, we have found no information regarding Annis, wife of Ammi T. Brown.  The 1850 Census is the last record that we have of her.  Her death was presumably between 1850 and 1870, since husband Ammi was found without her in the 1870 Census.  No 1860 census record was found for either of them.

       

        The name Annis is a medieval (both English and Scottish) form of Agnes much used by some colonial families.  It is often misread as ‘Annie,’ a diminutive not used as a formal name much before the nineteenth century.

 

18.  Henry J. Sanders, b. ca 1806 in Rhode Island,216 census 1850, 60, 70, 80 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.  He married94 Olive L. Mowry,

       

        The parents of Henry J. Sanders and Olive L. Mowry have not been determined.  If any reader of this genealogy has information which would shed light on this subject, please let us know.

       

        1850 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Apr 20 1850:

        Harry (sic) J. Sanders, 44, b. Rhode Island, occupation laborer; Olave, 36, b. R.I.; Charles H, 12, b. New York; Mary E, 10, b. NY; Almira, 9, b. NY; Slater P. (?), 8, b. NY; William B, 4, b. NY; Washington, 2, b. NY.

       

        1860 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Aug 18 1860:

        Henry J. Sanders, 54, b. R.I., occup farm laborer; Olive, 44, b. R.I.; Charles H, 23, b. NY, farm laborer; Alvira (sic), 20, b. NY; William P. (or B?), 13, b. NY; Washington, 11, b. NY; Albert, 9; Edwin A. (or H?), 6.

       

        1870 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Aug 14 1870:

        Henry J. Sanders, 56, b. R.I., occup making shingles; Olive, 53, b. Connecticut; Slater, 26, b. NY; Albert, 20, b. NY; Charles, 19, b. NY; Jane, 17, b. NY

        Unclear who this Charles and Jane might be, since they did not appear in the 1860 Census.

        Also in the 1870 Census, two doors down from Henry Sanders, was the following household:

        Charles H. Sanders, 35, b. NY, farmer; Mary E. Sanders, 28; Edwin Sanders, 15.

        These are three siblings, children of Henry & Olive.

       

        1880 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Jun 11 1880:

        Henry J. Sanders, 74, b. R.I., both parents b. R.I., farmer; wife Olive, 66, b. R.I., both parents b. R.I.; son Charles H, 46, b. R.I., farm worker; son Edwin, 26, b. R.I., farm worker.

                                      Children:

                             i        Charles H. Sanders, b. ca 1838 in New York,216 census 1850, 60, 70, 80 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

                             ii       Mary Esther Sanders, b. Feb-28-1842 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY,75,14 d. Oct-28-1919 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY,[222] buried Mt. Hope Cemetery in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY,75 census 1850, 70, 80, 1900 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Aug 14 1870:

                                      Charles H. Sanders, 35, b. NY, farmer; Mary E. Sanders, 28; Edwin Sanders, 15.

                                      These are three siblings, children of Henry & Olive.

                                     

                                      She married99,123 Dec-12-1871,[223],[224] Andrew Jackson Terwilliger, b. Feb- 6-1829 in New York,223,14 d. Nov- 4-1904,223 census 1870, 80, 1900 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, occupation blacksmith.76,220,14

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Jul 8 1870:

                                      Andrew Terwilliger, 41, b. NY, occup blacksmith; Maria M, 40, b. NY; Clarence, 16, b. NY; Josiah, 14, b. NY; Ladell (male), 13, b. NY; Ida May, 11, b. NY; Francis (male), 3, b. NY; John, 1, b. NY; Julia Hamilton, 72.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Jun 11 1880:

                                      Andrew Terwilliger, 51, b. NY, father b. U.S., mother b. NY, occup blacksmith; wife Mary, 39, b. NY, both parents b. Rhode Island; dau Ida, 21, b. NY; son John, 11, b. NY; dau Edith, 7; son Charles, 5, b. NY.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Jun 20 1900 at 304 Broad Street:

                                      Andrew Terwilliger, b. Feb 1829 in NY, both parents b. NY, occup blacksmith, married 28 yrs; wife Mary, b. Feb 1842 in NY, both parents b. NY, mother of 2 children (both still living); son Charles, b. Apr 1875 in NY, single, occup printer; servant Hattie Holt, b. Mar 1873 in NY, widowed, mother of one child (still living).

        9.                  iii      Almira Sanders, b. ca 1843 in New York,77 d. ca 1888 in Minnesota,78 resided 1885 in Aldrich Twp, Wadena Co, MN,79 census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, census 1850, 1860 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.  She married64,5 btwn 1860-1870 [The 1860 Census shows Ammi with his first wife, Deborah, but he was with Almira in the 1870 Census.], Ammi Almanzia Brown.

                             iv      Slater Sanders, b. ca 1844 in New York,216 census 1850, 1870 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY [Does not appear in 1860 Census with rest of family.].

                             v       William B. Sanders, b. ca 1846 in New York,216 census 1850, 1860 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

                             vi      Washington Sanders, b. ca 1848 in New York,216 census 1850, 1860 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

                             vii     Albert Sanders, b. ca 1851 in New York,71 census 1860, 1870 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

                             viii    Edwin Sanders, b. Feb-  -1853 in New York,220,71 census 1860, 70, 80, 1900 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, occupation farm laborer.14

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, enumerated on Jun 6 1900:

                                      Herman Lewis, b. 1845 in NY, farmer, married for 34 yrs; wife Helen B. Lewis, b. Oct 1845 in NY, mother of 4 children (all still living); boarder Edwin Sanders, b. Feb 1853 in NY, father b. Rhode Island, mother b. NY, occup farm laborer, married 20 yrs; boarder Willard Jacobs, b. Jan 1855 in NY, married 20 yrs, occup carpenter.

 

19.  Olive L. Mowry, b. ca 1814 in Rhode Island,216 census 1850, 60, 70, 80 in Norwich, Chenango Co, NY.

 

20.  Peter B. Haught, census name Peter B. Haut,[225] b. Sep-  -1809,[226] [In the1920 Census, son David Haught stated his father's birthplace as Pennsylvania and his mother's as West Virginia; but in the several censuses that included Peter B. Haught himself, he provided his own birthplace as Virginia.  This is likely in present-day West Virginia, probably Monongalia County near the Pennsylvania border.], d. Jun-14-1883 in Doddridge Co, WV,[227] buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1880 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, census 1840 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer,225,[228],183,[229] military Jan-  -1863 - Apr-23-1864 Pvt, Co B, W.Va. Independent Exempt Inf, Civil War,87,[230],[231] [The 1890 Veterans Schedule entry for Peter B. Haught, which was based solely on information provided by his widow Bashaba, indicated that he had served for 1 yr 5 mo, with a discharge date of June 1865.  But monthly company muster rolls completed at the time of his service clearly show that he enlisted in Doddridge County for a period of three years on Dec 8 1862 with a muster-in date of Jan 9 1863 at Wheeling, and that he was mustered out in Wheeling on Apr 23 1864.  His length of service thus corresponds to the 1890 Veterans Schedule, but with different dates.  He seems to have understated his age by ten years during his military service.  The two companies of the W.Va. Independent Exempt Infantry were stationed at Wheeling, the state capital, to perform guard and escort duties.].

       

        Peter B. Haught, presumably a descendant of Paul Haught of Holland, came into Monongalia Co, (W)VA, from Fayette Co, PA, and purchased a farm of 117 acres, on Statler's Run, on Sep 28, 1837.  In 1845 he sold this land and lived in Greene Co, PA, for a short time, later relocating to Doddridge County, West Virginia, near the Ritchie County line.  As explained below, his exact parentage has not been definitively determined.

       

        According to the 1948 W. B. Haught genealogy, Peter Haught I was born in Rotterdam, Holland in 1720.  He married there in about 1747 and sailed from there on the ship Patience, landing at Philadelphia on Sep 9, 1751, with his wife and daughter Elizabeth.  Sometime prior to 1755, he settled near the present town of Moorefield, in what is now Hardy County, WV.  His son, Peter Haught II, was born in the South Branch valley on July 1, 1755.  (This is presumably the Peter Haut, age 95, listed in the 1850 Census of Monongalia County, along with six other household members.)   Peter Haught I had another son by a second wife in 1790.

        Peter Haught I had three brothers who also came to America:  (1) Tobias Haught, who never married; (2) Henry Haught, who had sons John, Nicholas and Peter, the latter killed at Fort Meigs on Feb 23, 1813; and (3) Paul Haught, who is thought to be the ancestor of the Peter B. Haught (1809-1883) of this genealogy.

       

        Paul Haught came to Statler's Run in 1776 and marked a settlement right on a tract of land near the location of his nephew, Peter Haught II, and Richard Tennant.  There is no evidence of Paul's return to this settlement right, but two of his sons, John and Jacob, came and claimed the land as heirs of Paul Haught, and had it surveyed on April 6, 1785.  Their patent on this tract of 324 acres is dated Oct 25, 1792.  On April 4, 1800, they sold 169 acres of the tract to Peter Tennant (son-in-law of Peter Haught I), and on Oct 8, 1804, they sold the remaining 155 acres to Samuel Varner.  John Haught and his wife Catherine acknowledged the deed in Monongalia County, while Jacob Haught and his wife Magdaline Haught acknowledged in Fayette Co, PA.  John Haught lived in Monongalia County for a few years, owning land on Days Run, and on Dunkard Creek, near Blacksville.  His deed for the Dunkard Creek land, to John Johnson, is dated Aug 2, 1806.  He moved to Fayette Co, PA.  Amos Haught, apparently another son of Paul Haught, was assistant to Samuel Hanway, Surveyor of Monongalia Co, and made two surveys of farm lands in November 1783.  Peter Haught, who purchased land on Sandy Creek on March 7, 1815, must have been another son of Paul Haught, as both Peter Haught I and his brother Henry had sons whom they named Peter.  [Haught, W. B., "Genealogy of the Haught Family of America," 1948, pp 1, 112 and 165]

       

        Monongalia County marriage records show a marriage between Peter Haught and Elizabeth Jenkins on Aug 16 1803.  A marriage bond was issued in Monongalia Co (W)VA on Jan 1 1838 for Peter Hought, Jr. and Rachel Wilson, daughter of William Wilson.  The spelling Hought is presumably a variation or misspelling of Haught.  ["Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine," Vol 64, No. 11, Nov 1930, p. 705]

       

        Adding to the confusion of the many Peter Haughts in that region at that time is this entry from "Chronicles of Core," p. 5:  "Certificates granted by the commissioners for adjusting the claims to unpatented lands on the westernwaters for the county of Monongalia in February, March and April 1781 include the following ....  Peter Haught, Senior, 400 acres on Statlers Run, adjoining lands of Henry Smith, to include his improvement made in 1776."  Core also makes reference (p. 6) to Richard Tennant, "the ancestor of a very large and important family still living in Monongalia country, came from Glasgow, Scotland, about 1760, selling his time for seven years to pay his passage.  About 1769 he married Elizabeth Haught, who was of German descent, at Moorefield, Hardy County, Va....  after serving in the Revolutionary War for a time, came and settled on Jake Statlers Run.  His brother-in-law, Peter Haught, came with him."  [Core cites Wiley, in "History of Monongalia County, p. 26]

        Another Elizabeth Haught of that time is also cited by Core (p. 45):  "Elizabeth Piles (nee Haught) died March 18, 1834, aged 49 years, 6 months, and 27 days, and was buried in the Price Cemetery.  She was the wife of John Piles, son of Zechariah Piles by his second wife, Susannah."  Her age at death would put her birthdate at Aug 19 1784.

       

        Very near the grave of Peter B. Haught is a marker for Nancy L. (Postlewait) Britton, who was born about 1853 in Ritchie County, a daughter of Isaac & Mary Ann (Haught) Postleweight.  Mary Ann Haught was born about 1819 in Pennsylvania, parents not known.  But the proximity of her daughter's grave to that of Peter B. Haught would suggest a close relationship, perhaps siblings.

       

        Other researchers have reported the parents of Peter B. Haught variously as [1] Jacob Haught (1767-ca 1849) & Magdalena Croushour (1767-1815), [2] Johan (or John) Peter Haught (ca 1786 - ca 1844) & Sarah Sally Carver (1794-1843), and [3] Paul Haught & unknown.  For ourselves, until a definitive connection surfaces, the parents of Peter B. Haught must remain an unsolved mystery.[232],[233],[234]

       

        He married in Mt. Morris, Greene Co, PA, Bashaba Musgrave,

       

        1840 Census, Monongalia Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        Household of Peter B. Haut:

        1 male, age 30-40

        1 female, age 30-40

        (Note:  If this is the correct household, daughter Mariah in not accounted for.  See below.)

        The adjacent household was that of Peter Haut:

        1 male, age 80-90; 1 male, age 15-20; 2 males, age age 10-15

        1 female, age 30-40; 1 female, age under 5

        A nearby household was that of Jacob Haut:

        1 male, age 20-30; 1 male, age 5-10

        1 female, age 30-40; 1 female, age 5-10; 1 female, age under 5

        Another household in the vicinity was that of Peter Haut:

        1 male, age 20-30

        1 female, age 20-20; 1 female, age under 5

        (Note:  Other than the lack of middle initial, this could be the Peter B. Haught of this genealogy, as it would account for daughter Mariah.)

        Yet another household in the vicinity was that of another Peter Haut:

        1 male, age 20-30; 2 males, age under 5

        1 female, age 20-30; 2 females, age 5-10

       

        1850 Census, Barbour Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 29 1850:

        Peter B. Haut, 40, farmer, b. Virginia; Beeshebe (?), 38, b. Virginia; Maria Jane, 15; Elmina, 8; Marvil L, 4; David, 2.

       

        1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 15 1860:

        P. B. Haught, male, 50, farmer, b. Virginia

        S. Haught, female, 40  (presumably Bashaba)

        M. Haught, male, 13  (this would be Marville)

        J. Haught, male, 12  (presumably David)

        John Haught, male, 7

       

        1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Aug 19 1870:

        Peter B. Haught, 59, farmer, b. Virginia; Bathsheba Haught, 58, b. Virginia; John C. Haught, 17; Maria J. Stinespring, 35.

       

        1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 8 1880:

        P. B. Haught, male, 70, farmer, b. Virginia; wife B. Haught, female, 69; son John C. Haught, 27, farmer.

                                      Children:

                             i        Mariah Jane Haught,[235] b. ca 1835 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,225,183,92 [Age 38 at time of 1877 marriage would put birth in about 1839, and 1900 Census states birth date as Jun 1840.  But age 15 at 1850 Census and age 35 at 1870 Census would put birth in about 1835.], census 1880, 1900 in Troy District, Gilmer Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV [In parents' household, along with brother John.].  She married235 (1) Feb-26-1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[236] John A. Stinespring, b. ca 1779 in Lancaster Co, PA,[237],97 [Age 60 given at time of Feb 1857 marriage would put birth in about 1796 or 1797.  But age in 1850 was clearly 71, putting birth in about 1779.], d. bef Jul 1877,[238] census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation miller.237,97

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 23 1850:

                                      John Stinespring, 71, b. Pennsylvania, miller; Mary, 60, b. Virginia; William, 22, b. Va; Ellen J, 18, b. Va; Zacharia Watton (or Walton), 19, b. Va.

                                      (Note:  The adjacent household was that of their son John, 25, his wife Mary A, and their son William L.)

                                     

                                      She married (2) Jul- 8-1877 in Doddridge Co, WV,[239] Henry C. D. Lamb, b. ca 1834 in Pocahontas Co, (W)VA,92 d. bef Jun 1900,[240] census 1870, 1880 in Troy, Gilmer Co, WV,[241],[242] resided 1877 in Gilmer Co, WV,92 occupation farmer.[243]

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Troy District), enumerated on Jul 19 1870:

                                      Henry C. R. (?) Lamb, farmer, 37; Clerinda, 28; Jasper N, 5; Anna E, 3; Martin L, 1.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Troy District), enumerated on Jun 3 & 4 1880:

                                      Henry C. D. Lamb, farmer, 46; wife Maria J, 38; son Jasper N, 15; dau Anna E. C., 13; dau Ruth A. B., 8.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Troy District), enumerated on Jun 8 1900:

                                      Jefferson D. Siberts, 38, b. Oct 1861, farmer, married 16 yrs; wife Sarah A. Siberts, 47, b. Jul 1852, mother of 5 children (3 still living); son Charles G. Siberts, 15, b. Jun 1884; dau Margaret A. Siberts, 13, b. Jul 1886; son Morgan R. Siberts, 2, b. Jul 1897; cousin Mariah J. Lamb, 59, b. Jun 1840, widowed, no children, b. WVa, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. WVa.

                             ii       Elmina Ellen Haught, also known as Mina Haught,94 census name Almina E., b. Mar-25-1842 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,44,[244] d. Mar-11-1912,44 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      First name has appeared variously as Almina and Elmina, although the latter is by far the most predominant.  Middle name Ellen obtained from birth record of son James P. Smith.  Although her marriage record indicates her middle initial as C, this may be a matter of interpreting the handwritten entry.  Headstone clearly reads "Elmina E."

                                     

                                      She married[245] Jan- 5-1858 in Doddridge Co, WV,[246],92,245 James Wesley Smith, also known as Wesley Smith,94,181,228 also known as J. Wesley Smith,106 b. Jun-12-1833 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,44,244 [1900 Census gives birth date as Jun 1834, but headstone has it as Jun 12 1833.  Birthplace given in marriage record as Harrison County, but in death record as Barbour County.], d. Mar-21-1914 in Doddridge Co, WV,106,44 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.[247]

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

                                      James W. Smith, 36, b. Va, farmer; Almina E, 29, b. Pa; Mary J, 10; William F, 8; Nancy E, 7; Ann E, 5; Sarah M, 4; Frances E, 2.

                                        .

                             iii      Marville Lindsay Haught, census name Marvel L. Haught,183 b. May-10-1846 in Greene Co, PA,82,92,83 d. Dec-28-1924 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,[248],83,92 buried in Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[249] military Aug-  -1864 - Jun-10-1865 Cpl, Co C, 6th W. Va. Inf, Civil War.87,[250]  He married Mar-27-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,[251],92 Mary Martha Gaston, b. Nov-20-1849 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 d. Aug- 9-1932 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[252],8,92 buried in Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Identified in her obituary as Mary A. Haught, daughter of John H. Gaston and Jane Pritchard Gaston.  Basis for middle initial "A" is not known, as her middle name has been determined to be Martha and her headstone clearly identifies her as Mary M.  Conversely, the obituary of her son Marvel L. Haught identifies her as Mary Ellen Gaston, and she appears in the 1850 Census as Mary E. Gaston, age 6 months.  Her own obituary reads in part:  "Mrs. Haught was born and reared and spent her entire long and useful life on the same farm in South West District.  She was well known to many of the citizens of Doddridge County and was loved and revered by all who knew her;  she was always kind and generous to the poor and was always attentive and helpful to the citizens of her community in times of sickness and distress.  She lived a useful life, retaining her memory and optimism of life until a few days before she was called.  When her life's work was finished, she fell asleep, assuring her relatives and friends that she was prepared to the change and that all was well with her."

 

        10.               iv      David Marion Haught,80 b. May-14-1848 in Greene Co, PA,81,82,5,83 d. Dec- 9-1927 in Doddridge Co, WV,84,81,83 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,85 cause of death tuberculosis,86 resided at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,87 occupation farmer,88 military Feb-15-1865 - Jun-10-1865 Pvt, Co P, 6th W. Va. Inf, Civil War,87,89,68,90. He married May-20-1867,91 Mary Watson.

                             v       John Calvin Haught,145 b. Sep-11-1852 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,81,92,83 d. Nov- 2-1931 in Bristol, Harrison Co, WV,81,83 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,173,81 census 1900, 1910 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.65,81  He married145 Nov-11-1880 in Doddridge Co, WV,[253],[254] Anna Eliza Smith,254 also known as Annie E. Smith,145,81 b. May- 4-1858,92,83 d. Jan- 8-1922 at Bristol, Harrison Co, WV,81,83 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,173,81 census 1900, 1910, census 1870 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Doddridge Co birth records (Book 3, Page 91) show an unnamed male Haught born to J. C. Haught and Anna E. Haught on June 28, 1898.  Unclear whether this is one of the seven more fully identified children known to have been born to this couple.

                                     

                                      The will of Peter B. Haught (Will Book 1, p. 133, dated Jun 6 1883) left all to two of his sons, M. L. & D. M. Haught.  As for son John, the will stated "I consider that John C. Haught have got his share in Hogs, Cattle and money.  But I give and bequeath him five dollars when my business is all settled."

 

21.  Bashaba Musgrave, b. May-28-1811 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,44 d. Sep- 2-1898,44 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.44

       

        Spelling of name appears in various forms as Bashaba (headstone), Barsheba (father's will), Bathsheba (1870 Census), Basheba, etc.  Birthplace possibly Buckhannon, Upshur Co, WV.

 

22.  William M. Watson, b. ca 1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[255],183,92,44 d. Feb- 9-1890 in Roane Co, WV,[256],44 buried in Hebron Memorial Church Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,44,[257],[258] resided in Roane Co, WV,[259] census 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

       

        There is some question as to the date and place of birth of this William M. Watson.  Age 45 given at time of 1860 Census would put birth in about 1815, while age given for the 1870 and 1880 Census would put birth ca 1819.  Age 53 given at time of his second marriage, in Sep 1871, would put birth ca 1818.  Age 72 given at the time of his death in Feb 1890 would put birth ca 1817 or 1818.  His place of birth is given as Harrison County in the record of his second marriage, but as Mercer County in his death record.  Harrison County would seem more likely.

       

        1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumeratd on Jul 23 1850:

        William Watson, 31, farmer; Nancy, 30; Malinda, 8; Sarah, 6; Juliet, 4; Martha, 1; Mary, 1.

        (Note:  The adjoining household reported was that of John G. Hart & his wife Malinda Ann Nutter, sister of William's wife Nancy.  Ninety-six years later, in August 1946, William & Nancy Watson's great-grandson, Armand Leon Brown, married Geneva Pauline Gaston, the great-granddaughter of John & Malinda Hart.)

       

        1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        William Watson, 45, farmer; Nancy, 40; M. A. (female), 18; S. (female), 16; J. (female), 14; Martha, 11; Mary, 11; Jane, 9; Loyd, 8; Marion, 2.

       

        1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

        William Watson, 51, farmer; Nancy J, 18; William L, 15; Francis M, 12; Amanda V, 9; William E. Crichfield, 5.

        (Note:  William E. Critchfield was the grandson of William & Nancy Nutter Watson.  His father, William E. Critchfield, died in the Civil War a month before he was born, and his mother, Malinda Ann Watson Critchfield, remarried John William Wyatt in Pennsylvania two years later.)

       

        1880 Census, Roane Co, WV (Spencer District), enumerated in June 1880:

        William Watson, 61, farmer; wife Ellen J, 50; dau Amanda V, 19; granddau Eva I (?), 7.

       

        He married[260],[261] (1) Oct-22-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[262] Nancy Nutter.

       

        He married (2) Sep-25-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[263] Ellen Jane Stinespring, also known as Ella J. Stinespring,181 b. May-31-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,255,113,[264],83 d. Aug-14-1914 in Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV,[265],83 buried in Mt. Union Cemetery, Straight Fork, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV,

       

        1900 Census of Doddridge County (Southwest District) shows Ellen J. Watson as a member of her son John Ervin Leggett's household, along with his wife and seven children.  She was listed as a widow, age 70, born May 1830, mother of 10 children, of which 2 were still living.

                                      Children by Nancy Nutter:

                             i        Malinda Ann Watson,181 b. May-12-1842 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,[266],92,[267] d. bef Dec 1908 [Presumed.  Husband remarried on Dec 31 1908.  His marital status was not indicated in his marriage record.], buried in Maxwell Farm, Hughes River Rd, near Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV.[268]  She married (1) Sep- 9-1860 in Doddridge Co, WV,[269],92 William E. Critchfield, b. May-10-1834 in Aleppo Twp, Greene Co, PA,267 d. Aug-10-1864 in Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD,[270],267 buried in Maxwell Farm, Hughes River Rd, near Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV,185,[271] occupation carpenter,266 military Civil War (Co M, 6th WVa Inf).271,185

                                     

                                      Civil War records on file at Doddridge County Court House show that W. E. Crichfield [sic] enlisted in the Union Army on Jan 3 1862.  According to his grave marker, he was a member of Company M, 6th West Virginia Infantry, with rank of Private.  His death occurred on Aug 10 1864 in Cumberland, MD, and was the result of falling from a window of a hospital building.  He was buried in the Nutter Cemetery on the Maxwell Farm in Doddridge County.  Location of the cemetery was specified as "4.0 miles west of Porto Rico on Route 23.  Cemetery 400 ft. north of highway."  This corresponds to oral family history provided by Walter Ray "Shiner" Husk, who advised that a headstone does exist for William, but not for his wife Malinda buried beside him.

                                     

                                      She married (2) Apr- 7-1866 in Beaver Co, PA,[272] John William Wyatt, also known as William Wyatt, census name W. J. Wyatt,228 b. Jun-24-1846 in Marion Co, (W)VA,81 [Although his death record states his birthplace as Doddridge County, two of his marriage records state Marion County, and he was in Marion County for the 1850 Census.], d. Jul- 7-1935 in Spencer, Roane Co, WV,81 buried [Death record states burial in Stahlman Cemetery, location of which has not be determined.  But burial is reported by Findagrave.com as Wyatt (Lee) Cemetery in Roane County.], cause of death automobile accident near Arnoldsburg on Jul 1 1935, resided in Leatherbarke, Ritchie Co, WV,81 resided 1922 in Arnoldsburg, Calhoun Co, WV,[273] resided 1908 in Gandeeville, Roane Co, WV,[274] census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Marion Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer,81 military Co L, 1st WVa Cav, Civil War.[275]

                             ii       Sarah Elizabeth Watson, b. Feb- 1-1844 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,44,[276] d. Jan-24-1892 in Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV,44,[277] buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Jul- 7-1864 in Doddridge Co, WV,[278] Sylvester Smith, b. Aug- 1-1842 in Taylor Co, (W)VA,276,[279],44 d. Feb- 1-1919 in Joy (Cabin Run), Doddridge Co, WV,[280],44 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1900, 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1900 in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,87 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, military Oct- 1-1861 - Jun-10-1865 Pvt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.87,3

                                     

                                      Following the death of his first wife, Sarah Elizabeth Watson, Sylvester Smith married Sarah's first cousin, Eliza Ellen Watson, who had been married to John Newberry.

                             iii      Juliet Watson, b. Jun-  -1846 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[281],[282] d. bef Jan 1920,[283] census 1880, 1900, 1910 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Mar- 4-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,[284] John Stephens, b. Apr-  -1847 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,282,92 census 1880, 1900, 10, 20 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV [In 1920, in household of son Virgil and his family.], census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.281

                             iv      Martha Watson, b. ca 1848,237,228 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        11.               v       Mary Watson, b. Jun-23-1848,152,83 [Although obituary states birth date as Jun 23 1848, age 62y 4m 5d reported in obituary would actually put birth date at Jun 22 1848.  Immediate family had long believed it to be Jun 13 1848, basis unknown.  Age given at death in death record would put birth date at May 22 1848.  Headstone gives only the year 1848.], d. Oct-27-1910 in Freds Run (Oxford), Doddridge Co, WV,153,152,83 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.44  She married May-20-1867,91 David Marion Haught.80

                             vi      Jane Watson, b. ca 1851,228 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                             vii     (Male) Watson, b. Dec-27-1853 in Hughes River, Doddridge Co, WV.[285]

                             viii    William L. Watson, b. ca 1855 in Doddridge Co, WV,183,[286] d. Oct-20-1870 in Doddridge Co, WV,[287],106 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             ix      Francis Marion Watson,257 census name Marion Watson,228 b. Jul-22-1858 in Meadow Run, Doddridge Co, WV,[288] [Headstone gives birthdate only as the year 1859, which is at variance with the Jul 22 1858 date in his birth record.], d. 1927,44 buried in Hebron Memorial Church Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,44 census 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married Apr- 9-1879 in Roane Co, WV,[289] Mary Jane Stalnaker, b. 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,44,[290],117 d. 1938,44 buried in Hebron Memorial Church Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,44 census 1880 in Roane Co, WV.

                             x       Manda V. Watson, census name Amanda V. Watson,183,[291] b. Apr-  -1861 in Jims Run, Doddridge Co, WV,[292] census 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

23.  Nancy Nutter, b. Feb-22-1818 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,73 [Don Norman reports birth date as 1820.], d. Jun-29-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,[293],106,[294] census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

       

        Some researchers report the parents of Nancy Nutter, the wife of William Watson, as James Nutter (1773-1833) and Julia Ann Davisson (1775-1826), a relationship that is at variance with substantiated facts about her.  Nancy Nutter Watson's death record in Doddridge County states that she was born in Barbour Co, (W)VA, the daughter of "A. Nutter."  While Barbour County is inconsistent with the reported birthplaces (Harrison and Doddridge Counties) of her siblings and may be incorrect, we do know that her husband William Watson's family had resided for some time in Barbour County, and that her two oldest children were also born in Barbour County.  As far as can be determined, James Nutter and Julia Ann Davisson spent their entire lives in Harrison County and had no known Barbour County connections.

       

        Adding to the confusion is the Nutter genealogy compiled by Donald Norman, based on Barr Wilson's work, listing among the children of James Nutter & Julia Ann Davisson, and also among the children of Andrew Nutter & Malinda Willis, a daughter named Nancy who married a William Watson.  That there would be two Nancy Nutters who married two William Watsons in that region and time frame seems very unlikely.  However, we do know that a Nancy Nutter married a William Watson in Harrison County on Oct 22 1840 (or possibly Mar 4 1841, based on interpretation of the handwritten marriage record; a Marriage Bond was executed in Harrison County on Sep 1 1840 by Nancy Nutter's parents, Anda (sic) & Malinda Nutter, and also signed by her brother Willis Nutter and by Otha G. Watson, half-brother of William M. Watson).  There is nothing in the marriage record itself (MR Bk 3, p. 145) reflecting the parentage or exact identity of either person, leaving open the possibility that it was a different Nancy Nutter, a different William Watson, or both.  But the family members mentioned in the marriage bond should dispel any doubt.

       

        No other marriage record for William or Nancy was found in Harrison, Doddridge or Barbour Counties.  Given all the evidence and circumstances, we conclude that it was this Nancy Nutter, daughter of Andrew Nutter & Malinda Willis, who married William Watson.

 

24.  Eli Morris Gaston, b. Aug- 3-1822 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[295] d. Jan-27-1909 in Doddridge Co, WV,106 [A newspaper memoriam in the West Union Record of Feb 12 1909 indicated his death date as Jan 28 1909, also reported by family members.  But Doddridge County death records indicate Jan 27 1909.], buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation minister and farmer.

       

        The Methodist Protestant Church was introduced into Doddridge County, WV by Eli Morris Gaston and his brother Daniel.  These two young men came onto the headwaters of Hughes River in 1843 and purchased several thousand acres of wooded land where they established homes.  Eli and his wife Rulina set up housekeeping in a one-room log cabin on Gaston Run in December 1846.  Later they constructed a two-story log home where they spent their entire married lives. This house burned down in 1910.

       

        In 1846 the Gaston brothers succeeded in having a Methodist Protestant minister come into the new settlement and preach at Eli's home.  Arrangements were made for regular services, and the people built a log house for school and church services.  The new house was named Harmony because of the fine spirit of harmony and cooperation among the people composing the new settlement.  In 1866 the old log house was replaced by a neat frame building which served the congregation until 1901, when a large modern house of worship was built.  The Reverend Mortimer Ireland (b. 8/8/1835) was pastor at that time.  Charter members included Eli Morris Gaston and Daniel Gaston and their wives, J. E. Strother and his wife, John Hart and wife, S. M. Gaston and wife, and Samuel Richards.  Others who joined later included R. Husk and wife, Isaac Hileman and wife, John I. Gaston and wife, T. W. Chapman and wife, J. S. Britton and wife, and George Pierce and wife.  This was considered to be the best congregation of its denomination in Doddridge County.[296]

       

        He married Nov-29-1846 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[297],[298],91 Rulina A. Lowther, also known as Rulina Louthers,50 also known as Pauline Lowther,181

       

        1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 24 1850:

        Eli M. Gaston, 27, farmer; Rulina, 24; Anna M, 2; Susanna, 7 months; all born in Virginia.

       

        1860 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 10 1860:

        Eli Gaston, 37, farmer; Ralina Gaston, 35; A. M. Gaston (female), 12; D. H. Gaston (male), 8; J. M. Gaston (male), 6; N. J. Gaston (female), 4; Eli Gaston, 2; J. S. Gaston (male), 1.

       

        1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

        Eli M. Gaston, 47, farmer; Rhulina, 44; Annie M, 22; Daniel H, 18; John M, 16; Eli, 12; Jesse S, 9; Hannah R, 7; David D, 4; Joseph C, 11 months.

       

        1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Dist), enumerated in June 1880:

        Eli M. Gaston, 57, farmer; wife Rolina, 54; dau Anna M, 32; son Daniel H, 29; son Jesse S, 19; dau Hannah R, 16; son David D, 14; son Eli, 21; son's wife Cassa A, 22; son's dau Rulina M, 4 months (b. Jan).

       

        1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Dist), enumerated on Jun 18 1900:

        Eli M. Gaston, 77, b. Aug 1822 in WV, father b. NJ, mother b. Va,  farmer; wife Rulina, 74, b. Aug 1825 in WV, both parents b. Va.; dau Anna M, 52, b. Oct 1847, single; son Jesse S, 39, b. Jun 1860, widowed, farmer; gr-dau Rulina M, 20, b. Jan 1880, single; gr-dau Minnie J, 5, b. Oct 1894; gr-dau Rulina C, 11, b. Apr 1889.

                                      Children:

                             i        Anna M. Gaston, also known as Annie M. Gaston,8,81 b. Oct-31-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8,81,295 d. Feb-26-1924 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,[299],8,[300] buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV,81 census 1910 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV [In household with brother Jesse and his family.], never married.

                             ii       Susannah Gaston, b. Jan-  -1849 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, d. Sep- 7-1854 at Hughes River, Doddridge Co, WV,[301] buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.

                             iii      Daniel H. Gaston, b. ca 1851 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,98,82 d. Jun-20-1880 in Doddridge Co, WV,[302] census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        12.               iv      John Morris Gaston, b. Sep- 4-1853 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,8,154 d. Nov-11-1927 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,155,8 ["at the home of his son"], buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,100 occupation Methodist minister & farmer.  He married Aug-16-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,156,92 Elizabeth Hart.

                             v       Nancy J. Gaston, b. Mar-10-1856 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,73 d. Oct- 4-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,[303] buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, cause of death diphtheria.82

                             vi      Eli Clark Gaston, b. Feb- 1-1858 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[304],295 d. Nov-12-1941 at Exchange, Braxton Co, WV,81,53,[305] [Although death records at the Upshur County courthouse indicate that he died at Buckhannon in Upshur Co, WV, his death certificate on file at the West Virginia Dept of Health's Division of Vital Statistics show that the place of death was at Exchange in the Otter District of Braxton County.  His obituary specifies that he died "at his home on Cedar Creek, near Exchange," in Braxton County.], buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tallmansville, Upshur Co, WV,44 resided near Exchange, Braxton Co, WV,8 [Cedar Creek], resided 1941 in Sutton, Braxton Co, WV,[306] census 1930 in Otter District, Braxton Co, WV [in household with son Arnold Marsh Gaston], resided 1927 in Flatwoods, Braxton Co, WV,101 resided 1924 in Tallmansville, Upshur Co, WV,100 resided in Upshur Co, WV,54 occupation farmer.8,81  He married (1) Mar-14-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,[307] Cassa Ann Hart, b. Mar-25-1856 in Doddridge Co, WV, d. Nov-28-1894, buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.  He married (2) Feb-24-1897 in Upshur Co, WV,[308] Dora Grimm, b. Feb-13-1873,73 d. Feb-19-1914 in Upshur Co, WV,[309],141 buried in Bailey Cemetery, Braxton Co, WV.

                             vii     Jesse Smith Gaston, also known as Jessie Smith Gaston,81 b. Jun-12-1860 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,44,295 [Birthdate would be May 12 1860 based on age 82y 11m 22d given in death record, but obituary and headstone state June 12 1860, and obituary gives his age at death as 82y 10m 22d.  Name spelled "Jessie" on headstone and in obituary and death record, but "Jesse" in marriage record and wife's headstone.  Birthplace from death record, but no birth record found for him in Doddridge Co.  The family information sheet completed by his brother David as part of the W. Guy Tetrick survey in 1932 identified him as Jesse S. Gaston, born Jun 12 1860 in Doddridge Co.], d. May- 4-1943 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV,81,[310],106,44 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV,44 resided 1924 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,100 census 1910 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married Aug-11-1887 in Doddridge Co, WV,[311],141 Lucy May Swiger, b. Jan-15-1868,44 [Birthplace of Lucy May Swiger given as Harrison County WV in marriage record, but as Greenbrier County VA in birth record of daughter Rulina.  This was probably meant to indicate the Greenbrier region of the border separating Doddridge and Harrison Counties.  She was erroneously identified in daughter Rulina's obituary as Rulina Swiger.], d. May- 1-1891 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 [Doddridge County Death Records, Bk 1, p. 42, show a Lucy Gaston, married, age 25y 2m 12d, died Apr 29 1891 at Holbrook, burial at Holbrook.  The stated age at death would put birth at Feb 17 1866.  The record contained no other information.  No other death record for any Lucy Gaston was found in Doddridge Co.  Despite the variances in dates, this is almost certainly the same Lucy May Swiger Gaston.  Holbrook is located just over the county line in Ritchie Co, about 3 miles from the Gaston-Hart Cemetery.], buried in Gaston-Hart Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,44 [A headstone at the Gaston-Hart Cemetery reads "Lucy M., wife of Jesse S. Gaston, born Jan 15 1868, d. May 1 1891."  But a double headstone at the nearby Gaston Family Cemetery reads "GASTON - Jessie S., June 12 1860 - May 4 1943 --- Lucy Swiger, Jan 15 1858 - May 1 1891."  According to their grandson, Samuel Hileman, Lucy's name was placed on the double headstone, despite the different burial location, simply to identify her as Jesse Smith Gaston's wife.  Reasons for the variations in dates and name spelling are not known.].

                             viii    Hannah R. Gaston, b. Feb- 4-1863 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,295 d. Apr-10-1893 in Lewis Co, WV.[312]  She married May-20-1881 in Doddridge Co, WV,[313] James Edmund Strother, also known as Ed Strother, b. Apr-  -1854 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[314] [Susie Davis Nicholson (p. 69) reports birth date as Apr 3 1855.  But Harrison Co Birth Record 1-16 shows birth as April 1854.  Age at death in Doddridge Co Death Record, 52y 4m 16d, would put birth on May 2 1855.], d. Sep-18-1907 in Doddridge Co, WV.[315]

                             ix      David Dow Gaston, b. Jul-31-1865 near Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8,[316],295 d. Jan-17-1950 in Brushy Fork, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,8,[317],106 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8,81 cause of death cerebral hemorrhage,8 resided near Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,295,8,100 occupation farmer.8,81  He married Sep-18-1887 at Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[318] Hannah Belle Hart, b. May- 8-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[319],295,44 d. Feb- 9-1933 in Doddridge Co, WV,44,[320],141 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8 resided 1932 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.295

                             x       Joseph C. Gaston, b. Jun-21-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV, d. Feb-28-1875 in Doddridge Co, WV,106 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.

 

25.  Rulina A. Lowther, also known as Rulina Louthers,50 also known as Pauline Lowther,181 b. Aug-12-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,295 [Family members give birth date as Aug 12 1826.  But Doddridge County Death Records give age at death on Sep 30 1911 at 86y 1m 18d, putting birth at Aug 12 1825.  Also, 1900 Census states her age as 74 and her birth date as Aug 1825.  The 1860 Census shows her age as 35, while the 1870 Census has it as 44.], d. Sep-30-1911 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[321],106,295 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, census 1870, 80, 1900, 10 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV [In 1910, identified as Rulina A, mother, in household of her son Jesse Smith Gaston and his family.], census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

       

        No information regarding the parents of Rulina Lowther has been found.  A copy of her obituary was located, but although it specified her birth as Aug 12 1825 in Harrison County, it made no mention of parents or siblings.  Harrison County in 1825 encompassed a much larger area than it does now, so her birthplace may actually have been in present-day Doddridge County, which was created in 1845 from parts of Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie and Lewis Counties.  A reference in one printing of her obituary to her and husband Eli having "20 children" was clearly a typographical error intended to be "10," as another printing stated that they had "ten children."

       

        It was once thought that her actual first name was Pauline, but that is now considered doubtful and was probably the result of a clerical error.  The original handwritten death record for her son John Morris Gaston on file at the WV State Archives identifies his mother as Rulina Lowther, while the corresponding typed death record for him on file in Harrison County identifies her as Pauline Lowther.  Since this was the only time that the name "Pauline" has been noted in original records, it was presumably a misreading by the typist of "Rulina" on the original handwritten document.  Similarly, the obituary of her son Eli Clark Gaston identified her as Rebecca Lowther, the only time that that name has been noted and is presumably a misprint intended to be Rulina.  With these two exceptions, all other references to her are as Rulina (misspelled Relina in her handwritten marriage record).  The only reference we have found of her middle initial was in the 1910 Census, which clearly identified her as Rulina A.

       

        Family information sheets completed by her son David Dow Gaston and grandson Ira Dow Gaston identified her as Rulina Lowther, born Aug 12 1825 in Harrison Co, died Sep 30 1911.  The space for the names of her parents was left blank on the form filled out by David, while Ira's stated that she was the daughter of "Unknown."

       

        The only photograph we have of Rulina Lowther was found among other family photographs.  Three of her grandchildren and one niece were named Rulina.

 

26.  John G. Hart, b. Nov-18-1813 in Maryland,295,[322] [Moved from Maryland to Harrison Co, (W)VA at age two, per grandson John W. Hart.], d. Feb-24-1895,[323] census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.228,183  He married Oct-22-1844 in Ritchie Co, WV,[324] [But headstone of wife states marriage date as Sep 22 1844.], Melinda Ann Nutter, also known as Melinda Anna Nutter,44 also known as Linda Nutter,93

       

        1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 23 1850:

        John Hart, 34, b. Maryland, farmer; Malinda A. Hart, 23, b. Virginia; Andrew N. Hart, 2, b. Va.; Josiah Hart, 62, b. Md., shoemaker; Sarah Hart, 58, b. Md.

       

        1860 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        J. G. Hart, 44, farmer; M. (female), 34; A. (male), 11; William, 8; Nancy, 7; Cassa, 5; E. (female), 1; Joseph, 75.

        (Note:  Birthplace for all incorrectly given as Virginia.)

       

        1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District):

        John G. Hart, 54, b. Maryland, farmer; Malinda A, 44, b. Virginia; Nancy, 18; Cassa A, 15; Elizabeth, 13; Mary M, 11; John E, 9; Julet, 7; Sarah, 5.

                                      Children:

                             i        Andrew N. Hart, also known as Anda (Andy) Hart,92 b. Sep- 6-1846 at Summers, Doddridge Co, (W)VA,8,82 [Age 64y 7m 18d at death would put birth date at Nov 6 1846.  But his obituary, which also states his age as 64y 7m 18d, specifies his birth date as Sep 6 1846.  Age given at Aug 1867 marriage was 20, and at  Aug 1888 marriage was 41, both of which would support a birth date in Sep or Nov 1846.  Other sources have given his birth date ranging from abt 1844 to abt 1849, to include the 1900 Census listing his birthdate as Sep 1847, and a family information survey completed by son John W. Hart in 1931 which reported the birth of Andew N. Nutter as Sep 6 1848 in Harrison Co.  His birth place was reported in his marriage record as Doddridge Co, in agreement with his death record.  It is noted that prior to Doddridge County's formation in 1853, much of was a part of Harrison County.], d. Jun-24-1911 at Joy (Cabin Run), Doddridge Co, WV,[325],53 resided at Joy (Cabin Run), Doddridge Co, WV,8 census 1870, 80, 1900, 10 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer, military 1864 - 1865 Pvt, Co C, 6th WVa Inf, Civil War,87,230,68,8.

                                     

                                      The 1870 Census lists Andrew N. & Emeline [sic] Hart as being 22 and 25 years old and having one child, Francis E. Hart.  Andrew & Emaline also had a child Frances in 1887.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 14 1880:

                                      Anty N. Hart, 32, farmer; wife Emaline, 34; son Francis E, 12; son William L, 9; son Joseph W, 7; dau Mary M, 7; son John W, 5; dau Edith C, 2.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 14 1900:

                                      Andrew N. Hart, 52, b. Sep 1847, farmer, married 33 yrs; wife Sarah E, 52, b. Aug 1847, married 28 yrs, mother of 8 children (still living illegible); dau Denovas M, 18, b. Jan 1882; dau Dalla L, 10, b. Jul 1889; dau Etta W, 7, b. Mar 1893; son Alaska, 3, b. Sep (or Apr) 1896.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central District), enumerated on Apr 20 1910:

                                      Andrew N. Hart, 63, b. W.Va., father b. Maryland, mother b. Ohio, farmer, married 21 yrs; wife Sarah E., 64, mother of 3 children (all still living); dau Etta W, 17; son Alaska S, 13.

                                     

                                      According to Doddridge County Probate Records (Bk 2, p. 227), Sarah E. (i.e. Elizabeth, his 2nd wife) Hart was "appointed guardian of Alaska Hart & Etta Hart, orphans of Andrew N. Hart."

                                     

                                      He married (1) Aug-30-1867 in Doddridge Co, WV,[326],[327] [Wes Cochran's "Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937" gives marriage date as Oct 30 1867.], Sarah Emaline Britton, also known as Emaline Britton,[328],92,[329] census name E. Britton, b. ca 1846 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,82,97 [A family information survey completed by son John W. Hart in 1931 identified his mother as Miss Emaline Britton, born Mar 14 1850, died May 18 1890.  Those dates are at variance with information contained in her marriage and death records.], d. May- 4-1887 in Doddridge Co, WV,[330],106 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA.  He married (2) Aug- 2-1888 in Doddridge Co, WV,[331],92 Sarah Elizabeth Harlow, also known as Elizabeth Harland,117 also known as Elizabeth Harlow,181 b. Aug-  -1847 in Augusta, VA (now Hampshire Co, WV),[332],97 d. Apr-14-1918 at Joy (Cabin Run), Doddridge Co, WV,81 census 1910 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1888, 1900 in Doddridge Co, WV.97,332

                                     

                                      The name Sarah Elizabeth Harlow (or Harland) appearing here is deduced from the records of her marriage and the births of her children.  Marriage records identify her as "Mrs. Sarah E. Nucholes" (previous marriage?), born in Augusta, VA (now Hampshire Co, WV), and husband Andrew Hart's obituary identifies her as "Mrs. S. E. Knuckles."  Birth record of daughter Dalla identifies her as Elizabeth Harland Hart, born in Augusta Co, VA, but Dalla's obituary identifies her as the daughter of "Andy and Martha Nuckles Hart."  Dalla's death record identifies her as the daughter of Andy Hart & Martha Muckles [sic].  Birth record of son Alaska identifies her as Sarah E. Harlow Hart, born in Augusta Co, VA, and his death record also identifies her as Sarah Harlow.  Based on apparent quality of the records, the latter is believed most accurate of those.  But obituary of daughter Etta Wanda Hart Merritt identifies her parents as Andrew and Elizabeth Poole Hart.  A death record for a Sarah E. Hart (d. Apr 14 1918) is on file in Doddridge County, age and parents are not listed, cause of death given as "old age."

                             ii       William M. "Billy" Hart, b. Sep-26-1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,81,97,[333] d. Feb-14-1924 at Cortwright Mines, near Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV,[334],[335] [Although his death record shows location of death as Ocean Mines in the Simpson District of Harrison County WV, his obituary specifies location as "at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. L. Cox, of Cortwright Mines  addition, near Bridgeport."  It is noted that his son, George Hart, informant for the death record, was a resident of Ocean Mines.], buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Anmoore, Harrison Co, WV,81,44 [Small hand-inscribed headstone has birth date 1850, but incorrect death date of 1923.], resided 1901, 10, 20 in Harrison Co, WV,333,[336],[337] census 1870, 1880 in Doddridge Co, WV,183,[338] occupation farmer, miner,338,336,81,[339]

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge County WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 15 1880:

                                      William Hart, 29, farmer; wife Mary, 24; dau Martha J, 8; dau Malinda E, 6; dau Nancy E, 4; dau Rose A, 1; son Alpin, 7 months.

                                     

                                      1890 Census - N/A.

                                      1900 Census - No entry found for this William Hart.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Harrison County WV (Simpson District), enumerated on Apr 25 1910:

                                      William M. Hart, 58, b. WV, father b. Maryland, mother b. WV, occupation coal miner, married 20 yrs (second marriage); wife Eliza V, 61, b. Virginia, both parents b. Virginia, married 20 yrs (second marriage), mother of 8 children, 7 still living; son George W, 18; dau Florence V, 17; son John T, 15.

                                      This Census information indicates that William and Eliza began their relationship and family well before their January 1901 marriage, which presumably was delayed because William was not yet divorced from his second wife.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Harrison County WV (Simpson District), enumerated on Jan 6 1920:

                                      Daniel L Cox, 34, occupation loader in coal mine; wife Florence V Cox, 26; son John R Cox, 3 yr 7 mo; father-in-law William Hart, 68, widowed, occupation laborer at coal mine; hired girl Rosa M Lindsey, 28, married; boarder Helen V McIntire, 8; boarder Darrill L Lindsey, 4 months.

                                     

                                      He married (1) Apr-30-1870 in Doddridge Co, WV,[340],92 Sarah Jane Husk, b. ca 1851 in Greene Co, PA,92,183 d. Jan- 8-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,[341] census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183

 

                                      He married (2) Sep-18-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,[342],92 Mary Catherine "Kate" Hart, also known as Catherine Hart,117,94 b. Jan-  -1856 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[343],97,83 d. 1920,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV.44

                                     

                                      As grandchildren of Josiar Hart and Sarah Garrett, William "Billy" Hart and his second wife, Mary Catherine "Kate" Hart, were first cousins.  They were divorced, probably before 1900, as she appeared in the 1900 Census as a head of household, with children Alvin, Mary, Charles and Herman.  The Census indicated that she had given birth to ten children, six of whom were still living.

                                     

                                      He married (3) Jan- 4-1901 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[344],37 Eliza V. Harlow, b. ca 1849 in Attamont Co, VA,333 d. 1912,141 resided 1901 in Harrison Co, WV.333

                             iii      Nancy Hart, b. Aug- 1-1853 in Hughes River, Doddridge Co, WV,[345] d. Oct-28-1913 in Doddridge Co, WV,8,[346] buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV.8  She married (1) Jul-28-1881 in Doddridge Co, WV,[347],92,254 William C. Marion Hileman, census name William M. Hileman, b. Feb-14-1859 in Harrison Co, VA (now Taylor Co, WV),[348],[349],81,94 d. Feb-15-1925 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,[350] buried in Peterson Cemetery, McGuire Park, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1881 in Gilmer Co, WV,348,92 census 1870 in Center District, Gilmer Co, WV, census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.  She married (2) Sep-15-1892 in Doddridge Co, WV,[351],92 James P. Richards, b. ca 1853 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,81 d. Sep-26-1920 in Doddridge Co, WV,[352],81 occupation farmer,81 census 1860 in Calhoun Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest District):

                                      James P. Richards, age 46; wife Nancy, b. Jul 1853, father b. in Maryland; dau M. J., b. Feb 1877; son T. Henderson, b. Sep 1879; dau S. V., b. Jun 1886; son Thomas V., b. May 1894.

                             iv      Cassa Ann Hart, b. Mar-25-1856 in Doddridge Co, WV, d. Nov-28-1894, buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV.  She married Mar-14-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,307 Eli Clark Gaston, b. Feb- 1-1858 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,304,295 d. Nov-12-1941 at Exchange, Braxton Co, WV,81,53,305 [Although death records at the Upshur County courthouse indicate that he died at Buckhannon in Upshur Co, WV, his death certificate on file at the West Virginia Dept of Health's Division of Vital Statistics show that the place of death was at Exchange in the Otter District of Braxton County.  His obituary specifies that he died "at his home on Cedar Creek, near Exchange," in Braxton County.], buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tallmansville, Upshur Co, WV,44 resided near Exchange, Braxton Co, WV,8 [Cedar Creek], resided 1941 in Sutton, Braxton Co, WV,306 census 1930 in Otter District, Braxton Co, WV [in household with son Arnold Marsh Gaston], resided 1927 in Flatwoods, Braxton Co, WV,101 resided 1924 in Tallmansville, Upshur Co, WV,100 resided in Upshur Co, WV,54 occupation farmer.8,81

        13.               v       Elizabeth Hart, b. Aug-15-1858 in Lower Run, Doddridge Co, WV,179,8 d. Feb-28-1921 in Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,180 buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV,8 resided in Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.8  She married Aug-16-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,156,92 John Morris Gaston.

                             vi      Mary M. Hart, b. Feb-28-1861 in Lower Run, Doddridge Co, WV,[353] d. aft Sep 1921,[354] census 1920 in Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV, census 1910 in Ross Co, OH.  She married Oct-31-1900 in Doddridge Co, WV,[355],92 Camden Bond, also known as Cam Bond, b. Feb-22-1843 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,81,189,[356],[357] [Birthplace given as Tyler County in 1880 marriage record, but as Doddridge County in 1900 marriage record, and as West Union (Doddridge Co) in death record.  Age given at both marriages would reflect a birth year of about 1844, and 1900 Census also gives his birth date as Feb 1844.  But age 78y7m given in death record would result in a birth date of Feb 21 1843.  The death certificate, however, does specify a birth date of Feb 22 1843.], d. Sep-21-1921 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV,81,357 buried (no dates, unmarked) in Oak Grove Cemetery, Buck Run (Stanley), CR 74/9, Ritchie Co, WV,81,96 census 1920 in Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV, census 1910 in Ross Co, OH, resided 1900 in Tyler Co, WV,356 census 1900 in Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV, resided 1890 at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV,87 census 1880 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Tyler Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer,81,221 military Sep- 4-1864 - Jun-10-1865 Pvt, Co C, 6th W. Va. Inf, Civil War.89,87,96

                             vii     John Eli Hart, also known as Eli Hart,100 b. Jan-15-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV,81,[358],97 [Headstone states 1866, and age 26 given at time of 1889 marriage would put birth in about 1863, but death record states that he died Apr 22 1941 at age 76y3m7d, which would put birth at Jan 15 1865.], d. Apr-22-1941 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,81,358 [Undated obituary clipping states only that John Eli Hart died "Tuesday afternoon" at age 76.  Headstone for double grave of John Eli Hart and wife Salome has her birth & death years (1867-1930), but only his birth year of 1866.  The obituary also stated that his first wife, Salome Cain Hart, had "died ten years ago."  These discrepancies are clarified by his death record, which states that he was born on Jan 15 1865 and died on Apr 22 1941 at age 76y 3m 7d.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,81,44 resided 1933 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,100 occupation farmer.8,81  He married (1) Sep-20-1889 in Doddridge Co, WV,[359],92 Celeka Celome Cain, also known as Salome Cain,[360],357,44 census name Saleka S. Cain,98 b. Jul-14-1867 in Ritchie Co, WV,81,357,83 d. Dec- 2-1931 in Ritchie Co, WV,[361] [Headstone reads 1930, but death record clearly shows death date as Dec 2 1931.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,[362] census 1870 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay Twp), enumerated on Jul 28 1870:

                                      Dorinda Cain, 33; Nancy, 33; Eda, 50; James, 18; Eliza, 10; Elba, 8; Florence, 8; Salome, 4; Oky J, 3; Wirt (or West), 2; Annie M, 3 months.

                                      (Note:  Relationships not indicated.  All were listed with the surname Cain, and all born in Va/WVa.)

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District:):

                                      Jacob Leeson, 54, farmer; Evaoline Leeson, 40, wife; Jacobina A. Leeson, 8, dau; Jackson Leeson, 50, boarder & farmer; and Saleka S. Cain, 14, servant.

                                      1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Jun 9 1880:

                                      Dowrinda Cain, 45, b. WVa, father b. Ohio, mother b. WVa; dau Cora B, 4.98

                                     

                                      He married141 (2) Apr- 7-1934 in Ritchie Co, WV,[363] Flora Cailess, b. ca 1897 in Calhoun Co, WV,[364] resided 1941 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.141

                             viii    Juliet Hart, b. Nov-11-1865 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,[365],[366] d. Jun- 6-1910 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 [Wes Cochran's "Doddridge County Deaths" lists the death of "Juhette Hildman" on Jun 6 1909.  Undated and partly illegible obituary clipping states that she died June 6th at age 44 years, illegible months, 25 days.  Husband's obituary in 1921 states that she died in "about 1907," but that would put her birth in 1862, three years before her documented birth.  An age of 44y6m25d at death on Jun 6 1910 would calculate to a birthdate of Nov 12 1865, just one day off from what was documented.  This is the basis for the death date given here as Jun 6 1910.  A death date of Jun 15 1907 was reported by nephew John W. Hart in a W. Guy Tetrick family information survey completed in 1931.  Meanwhile, Doddridge County death records (DR Bk 2, p. 64) list a "Juliette Hildman," age 50, married, who died at Summers on June 6, 1909 of TB.  This may be the same person, as husband Isaac did remarry and had a child in 1912.].  She married May- 7-1882 in Doddridge Co, WV,[367] [Obituary of Isaac Lynch Hileman incorrectly states that he and Juliet Hart married on May 13 1881.  That date, and also May 11 1881, is also reported in "Hileman Genealogy."  But Doddridge County marriage records clearly show May 7 1882.], Isaac Lynch Hileman, b. Nov-18-1860 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[368] d. Feb-10-1921 in Maxwell Farm, Hughes River Rd, near Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV,8 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,8 census 1880 in Troy District, Gilmer Co, WV, census 1870 in Center District, Gilmer Co, WV.

                                     

                                      At time of his death, had been employed for fifteen years as superintendent of W. Brent Maxwell's farm in Doddridge County.  He was mis-identified in son Grant's obit as "Isaac A. Hileman."  Son Willis' obituary stated that he was survived by sisters Maysel, Maybell and Pearl, and by "one step-sister, Mrs. Jim (Rachel) Leeson, Oxford."  This would actually be a half-sister, Rachel S. Pierce, dau of Willis' mother Lucinda Richmond and her second husband Esta Waitman Pierce.  Willis' obituary also states that he was predeceased by nine brothers and five sisters, some of whom, it would seem, were probably step-siblings.  Isaac's own obituary contained numerous factual errors regarding names and dates.

                             ix      Sarah E. Hart, b. Sep- 6-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,8,81,[369],83 d. Jan-22-1950 in Sweet Springs, Monroe Co, WV,[370],81 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,[371] resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8 resided 1940 in Shirley, Tyler Co, WV.101  She married Oct-20-1889 in Doddridge Co, WV,369,[372],141 Sylvanus Nutter, nickname Vallie Nutter,8 b. Feb-18-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,[373],83 d. Oct-29-1924 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[374],8,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      As grandchildren of Andrew and Malinda Willis Nutter, Sarah E. Hart and Sylvanus Nutter were first cousins.

                             x       Hannah Belle Hart, b. May- 8-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,319,295,44 d. Feb- 9-1933 in Doddridge Co, WV,44,320,141 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8 resided 1932 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.295  She married Sep-18-1887 at Upper Run, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,318 David Dow Gaston, b. Jul-31-1865 near Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,8,316,295 d. Jan-17-1950 in Brushy Fork, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,8,317,106 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8,81 cause of death cerebral hemorrhage,8 resided near Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,295,8,100 occupation farmer.8,81

 

27.  Melinda Ann Nutter, also known as Melinda Anna Nutter,44 also known as Linda Nutter,93 b. Apr- 9-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,44,[375] [While her headstone shows a birth date of Apr 9 1828, researcher Don Norman states her birth as 1816, and grandson John Washington Hart, in a family information survey completed in 1931, reports it as Apr 9 1814.  But those two dates are considered unlikely given the birth of her last child in 1871.], d. Mar-24-1877 in Doddridge Co, WV,375 [Grandson John W. Hart, in a W. Guy Tetrick family information survey completed in 1931, reports her date of death as Mar 24 1872.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, WV.

 

28.  Isaac Husk, census name Isaac Hush,216 b. Jan-12-1818 in Greene Co, PA [Son George Washington Husk's death record identifies his father's birthplace as Pennsylvania, and daughter Martha's death record states father's birthplace as Greene Co, PA.  But 1850 Census of Greene Co, Pa. gives his birthplace as Virginia, while all other family members are shown as being born in Pennsylvania.  The 1900 Census of Doddridge County states his birth date as March 1819.], d. 1902 near Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,[376],83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 resided near Summers, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Aleppo Twp, Greene Co, PA, military (Civil War) Pvt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cav (Aug 1863 - Jun 1864) and Co C, 6th W.Va. Inf (1864 - Jun 1865).89,87,44  Partner Catherine Wright Evans.  He married (2) Elizabeth Jane Critchfield, also known as Jane Critchfield,44,[377],94,181

       

        1850 Census, Greene Co, PA (Aleppo Twp), enumerated on Oct 17 1850:

        Isaac Hush, 33, farmer, b. Virginia; Jane, 26, b. Pennsylvania; Samuel, 5, b. Pa; John E, 3, b. Pa; Absalom, 1, b. Pa.

       

        1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (South West Township), enumerated on Sep 1 1870:

        Isaac Husk, 50, farmer, b. Pennsylvania; Jane Husk, 45, housekeeper, b. Pa.; Absalom Husk, 20, farm laborer, b. Pa.; Elizabeth M. Husk, 16, b. Pa.; Isaac N. Husk, 14, b. Pa.; Samuel A. Husk, 12, b. Pa.; William L. Husk, 9, b. Virginia; George W. Husk, 6, b. West Virginia; Martha C. Husk, 4, b. W. Va.; Nancy V. Husk, 2, b. W. Va.; William Hart, 19, farm laborer, b. Virginia; Sarah J. Hart, 19, housekeeper, b. Pa.

       

        1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:

        Isac Husk, 60, b. Pa, both parents b. Pa, farmer; wife Jane, 55, b. Pa, both parents b. Pa; son Leonard, 18; son George W, 16; dau Martha C, 14; dau Nancy V, 12; granddaughter Rosa A. Hart, 1.

       

        In the 1900 Census of Doddridge County, Isaac Husk was listed in the household of son George and was described as 81, b. Mar 1819 in Pa, father b. in (blank), mother b. in Pa, widowed.

       

        The exact history of the original charcoal of the widely-distributed formal portrait of the elderly Isaac Husk has not been determined.  However, it is known that it was handed down to his grandson Walter "Shiner" Husk.  Per Shiner's instructions, upon his death in 1993, it was in turn passed down to Isaac's great-grandson Samuel D. Gaston.  Following Sam's death in 2012, it was handed down to his nephew and Isaac's g-g-grandson, Renee L. Brown, with whom Sam had collaborated on this genealogy for so many years.

       

                                      Children by Catherine Wright Evans:

                             i        Oliver H. Husk,44 b. Nov-24-1840 in Greene Co, PA [Dates on headstone are 1841-1930.], d. Feb-23-1930 in Greene Co, PA,83 buried in Valley Chapel Cem, near Brock, Perry Twp, Greene Co, PA.44

                                     

                                      Oliver Husk's natural mother was Catherine Wright Evans, but he was raised by his father Isaac and stepmother Elizabeth Jane Critchfield Husk.

                                     

                                      He married ca 1863,221 Mahala F. Cornhill,44 b. Aug- 7-1842, d. Feb-16-1932 in Greene Co, PA.

                                      Children by Elizabeth Jane Critchfield:

                             ii       John Ellis Husk, b. Aug-14-1848 in Aleppo Twp, Greene Co, PA,[378] d. Feb-27-1864,[379] cause of death measles,376 buried Aug- 8-1867 in Grafton National Cemetery, Taylor Co, WV,[380],126,250 military Co H, 4th W. Va. Cav, Civil War.44

                             iii      Absalom Husk, b. Jun-14-1849 in Greene Co, PA,5,81 d. Aug- 7-1941 in Cremo, Calhoun Co, WV,5 [Death record states death date as Aug 9 1941 at age 92y1m24d, with birth date stated as Jun 14 1849.  But immediate family reports his death date as Aug 7 1941, which would also make the age conform with the birth date.  Since the death record also states the date of his burial as Aug 8 1941, it is clear that the reported death date is incorrect and should be Aug 7 1941.], buried in Isaac Husk Family Cem, Calhoun Co, WV [No headstone, but a small homemade wooden marker gives age at death as 92y 1m 24d.], census 1900 in Calhoun Co, WV, census 1880 in Roane Co, WV, resided 1859- in Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1849-1859 in Greene Co, PA, occupation farmer.81  He married Dec-6-1873 in Roane Co, WV,[381] Eliza Jane "Lisa" West, also known as Elizabeth,14,354 census name Jane,291 b. Apr-  -1848 in Virginia (now West Virginia),14,[382] d. bef Aug 1941,354 buried unmarked grave in Isaac Husk Family Cem, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1900 in Calhoun Co, WV, census 1880 in Roane Co, WV.

                                     

                                      Eliza Jane (Lisa) West was reportedly a full blooded Cherokee Indian.  No documentatin for this has been found.

                                     

                                      The 1900 Census of Calhoun County listed as the head of household Absalom Husk, farmer, age 50, born Jun 1849 in Pennsylvania, married 25 years, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Pennsylvania.  In the same household was his wife Elizabeth, age 52, born Apr 1848 in West Virginia, mother of 7 children of which all were still living, both parents born in West Virginia.

                             iv      Sarah Jane Husk, b. ca 1851 in Greene Co, PA,92,183 d. Jan- 8-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,341 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183  She married Apr-30-1870 in Doddridge Co, WV,340,92 William M. "Billy" Hart, b. Sep-26-1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,81,97,333 d. Feb-14-1924 at Cortwright Mines, near Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV,334,335 [Although his death record shows location of death as Ocean Mines in the Simpson District of Harrison County WV, his obituary specifies location as "at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. L. Cox, of Cortwright Mines  addition, near Bridgeport."  It is noted that his son, George Hart, informant for the death record, was a resident of Ocean Mines.], buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Anmoore, Harrison Co, WV,81,44 [Small hand-inscribed headstone has birth date 1850, but incorrect death date of 1923.], resided 1901, 10, 20 in Harrison Co, WV,333,336,337 census 1870, 1880 in Doddridge Co, WV,183,338 occupation farmer, miner,338,336,81,339.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge County WV (Central District), enumerated on Jun 15 1880:

                                      William Hart, 29, farmer; wife Mary, 24; dau Martha J, 8; dau Malinda E, 6; dau Nancy E, 4; dau Rose A, 1; son Alpin, 7 months.

                                     

                                      1890 Census - N/A.

                                      1900 Census - No entry found for this William Hart.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Harrison County WV (Simpson District), enumerated on Apr 25 1910:

                                      William M. Hart, 58, b. WV, father b. Maryland, mother b. WV, occupation coal miner, married 20 yrs (second marriage); wife Eliza V, 61, b. Virginia, both parents b. Virginia, married 20 yrs (second marriage), mother of 8 children, 7 still living; son George W, 18; dau Florence V, 17; son John T, 15.

                                      This Census information indicates that William and Eliza began their relationship and family well before their January 1901 marriage, which presumably was delayed because William was not yet divorced from his second wife.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Harrison County WV (Simpson District), enumerated on Jan 6 1920:

                                      Daniel L Cox, 34, occupation loader in coal mine; wife Florence V Cox, 26; son John R Cox, 3 yr 7 mo; father-in-law William Hart, 68, widowed, occupation laborer at coal mine; hired girl Rosa M Lindsey, 28, married; boarder Helen V McIntire, 8; boarder Darrill L Lindsey, 4 months.

                             v       Pearie Ann Husk, d. age one year.

                             vi      Elizabeth M. Husk, b. Jul-12-1853 in Greene Co, PA,[383],82,378 d. Mar-12-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,[384] buried in Wyatt Cemetery, near Harmony, Doddridge Co, WV,185 cause of death consumption,82 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183

                             vii     Isaac Newton Husk, also known as Newton Husk, b. Jan-16-1855 in Greene Co, PA,8,[385],92,83 [Obituary states his birth date as Jun 16 1855, with corresponding age at death of 70y 9m 5d.  But WV state death certificate shows his birth date as Jan 16 1855, with corresponding age at death of 71y 2m 5d.], d. Mar-20-1926 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[386],[387],106,83 [Doddridge County death record gives date of death as Mar 20 1926, but obituary and WV state death certificate both state that Mar 21 1926.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8,82 resided in Doddridge Co, WV,183,92 occupation farmer.385,81

                                     

                                      From his obituary:  "Mr. Husk was a good citizen, always standing for what he considered the right in all things, and had many friends and no enemies."

                                     

                                      He married Oct-26-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,[388],141 Margaret Adams, also known as Maggie,106 b. Apr-14-1856 in Marion Co, (W)VA,92,83 d. Apr-28-1903 in Doddridge Co, WV,106,141,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 resided 1879 in Doddridge Co, WV.92

                             viii    Samuel Austin Husk, b. Apr-13-1858 in Greene Co, PA,81,92,[389],83 d. Aug-13-1938 in Wheeling, Ohio Co, WV,81,83 buried in Ravenswood Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV,81,[390] resided in McMechen, Marshall Co, WV,81 resided 1899 in Monroe Co, OH,389 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV,183 occupation sawmill worker, farmer.88,81  He married (1) Oct-12-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,[391] Melissa Jane Davisson, b. Nov-18-1857 in Marion Co, (W)VA,[392],92 [Birth date calculated from age at death (36y 1m 2d) appearing in death record and on headstone.  In conflict with this, the headstone gave the birth and death dates as 1858 to 1893.], d. Dec-20-1893 in Ritchie Co, WV,[393] buried in Cairo Baptist Church Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV.44  He married (2) Nov-24-1899 in Tyler Co, WV,[394] Ida M. Baker, b. 1860 in Beaver Co, PA,389,83 d. 1910,83 buried in Ravenswood Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV,390 resided 1899 in Tyler Co, WV.389  He married (3) Emma Boland, b. Aug-10-1870 in Pennsylvania,81,83 d. Jun-11-1949 in McMechen, Marshall Co, WV,81,83 buried in Ravenswood Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV,390,81 resided in Ravenswood, Jackson Co, WV.81

        14.               ix      William Leonard Husk, also known as Leonard Husk,98,181,182,5 b. Apr- 6-1861 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,83,183 d. Aug-17-1919 in Doddridge Co, WV,81,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 cause of death dropsy,81 resided in Doddridge Co, WV, resided previously in Pocahontas Co, WV, resided previously in Jackson Co, WV, occupation farmer & timberman,81 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183  He married (1) Sep-10-1887 in Marietta, Washington Co, OH,185 Susan Emma Husk.  He married (2) Feb-3-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV,188,189 Virginia Elizabeth "Jennie" McNemar, also known as Jennie E. McNemar,189,94 census name Jennie E.165

                             x       George Washington Husk, b. Jun-21-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,81,44 d. Dec-17-1936 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,81,106,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 resided 1926 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,101 census 1870, 80, 1900, 30 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV,183 occupation farmer.81  He married Mar-19-1893 in Doddridge Co, WV,[395] Sarah Columbia Lowther Reed, b. Dec- 9-1873,44 d. May-28-1947,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV.44

                                     

                                      She was born to her mother, Rachel Lowther, before the marriage to her stepfather William Reed.  Her natural father was Elmore Burton.  She thus was born Sarah Columbia Lowther, but assumed the name Reed of her stepfather.  [per daughter Maggie Husk Brannon]  She was identified in daughter Bessie's obituary, however, as Sarah Burton, and in husband's death certificate as Sarah Lowther.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 15 1900:

                                      George Husk, 36, b. Jun 1863, b. WVa, both parents b. Pa, farmer, married 7 yrs; wife Sarah C, 25, b. Dec 1874, mother of 4 children (3 still living); dau Anna V, 5, b. May 1895; son Charles M, 2, b. Sep 1897; son James A, 9 months, b. Oct 1899; father Isaac, 81, b. Mar 1819 in Pa, father b. in (blank), mother b. in Pa, widowed.

                             xi      Martha Caroline Husk, b. Feb-22-1866 in Doddridge Co, WV,[396],44 d. Jul-13-1923 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,81,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,[397],8,81 cause of death measles,81 census 1870, 80, 1900, 20 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married (1) Sep-27-1883 in Doddridge Co, WV,[398],92 Andrew Jackson Reed, also known as Jack Reed,93 census name A. Jackson Reed,113 b. Jan-27-1860 in Doddridge Co, WV,44,[399],113 d. Sep- 2-1907,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 7 1900:

                                      A. Jackson Reed, 40, b. Jan 1860, farmer, married 16 yrs; wife Martha C, 34, b. Feb 1866, mother of 5 children (all still living); son Isaac E, 15, b. Dec 1886; dau Janie E, 13, b. Dec 1886; dau Nancy D, 10, b. Jul 1889; dau Nettie V, 8, b. Apr 1892; dau Mary O, 3, b. Sep 1896.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Apr 27 1910:

                                      Martha Reed, 43, widowed, mother of 9 children (7 still living); son Isaac, 17; dau Jany, 11; dau Nanny, 9; dau Netty, 8; dau Ollie, 7; son Harry, 5; dau Rula, 5.

                                      (Note:  Basis for the discrepancy in the ages between this census and the 1900 Census is not known.)

                                     

                                      She married (2) Apr-20-1913 near Grove, Doddridge Co, WV,[400] Caswell S. Adams, also known as Casville Adams,37,[401] b. Feb-10-1851 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,81 d. Dec- 9-1924 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[402] buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,81 census 1920 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Barbour Co, WV, occupation farmer.81

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Barbour Co, WV (Elk District), enumerated Jun 11 1880:

                                      Casmer Adams, 27, farmer; wife Martha, 23; dau Verdie, 1.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Greenbrier District), enumerated in May 1910:

                                      Caswell S. Adams, 55, laborer at odd jobs, married 10 yrs (2nd marriage).  (Only person in household)

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Dist), enumerated on Jan 20 1920:

                                      Caswell S. Adams, 70, farmer; wife Martha C, 54; stepson Harry L Reed, 15.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Dist), enumerated on Jan 20 1920:

                                      Caswell S. Adams, 70, farmer; wife Martha C, 54; stepson Harry L Reed, 15.

                             xii     Samuel Husk, d. age 5 days.

                             xiii    Nancy V. Husk, b. May-12-1868 in Doddridge Co, WV,[403],[404] d. Nov- 6-1904,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1870, 1880, 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183  She married Mar-1-1896 in Doddridge Co, WV,[405] Charles L. Leeson, b. Dec- 5-1865 in Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,8,295 d. Jan- 6-1955 in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,53,106 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8 resided in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,8,100,101 census 1870, 80, 1900, 20 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      The obituary of Charles L. Leeson states:  "In 1896 he was married to Miss Nancy Husk, and to this union was born two children.  His wife and children preceded him in death many years ago.  On November 1 1915, Mr. Leeson was married to Miss Minnie Gaston, who survives with a number of nieces and nephews, and many friends to mourn their loss."  He was the last survivor of a family of seven.  [West Union Herald, Jan 13 1955]

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District):

                                      Charles Leeson (age 34, b. Dec 1865), Nancy V. (wife, age 32, b. Mar 1868), Howard G. (son, age 2, b. Apr 1898), and Minnie Jane (dau, age 7 months, b. Oct 1899).

 

29.  Elizabeth Jane Critchfield, also known as Jane Critchfield,44,377,94,181 b. Mar-17-1825 in Greene Co, PA,44,[406] d. Feb-17-1890 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,[407] census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

       

        Some question exists as to her correct first name.  Although widely believed to have been Sarah, evidence seems more to indicate Elizabeth.  In either event, she was known almost exclusively only by her middle name, Jane.  Her name was given as Jane in the 1870 Census, and even her headstone identifies her only as "Jane, wife of Isaac Husk."  The death record of Isaac Newton Husk incorrectly lists his parents as Isaac Husk and Jane Whetlatch [sic], confusing his mother with his grandmother, Sarah Whitlatch.

 

30.  Samuel A. McNemar, b. Dec-30-1830 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,44,[408] d. Feb-19-1916 in Ritchie Co, WV,[409],44 buried in Oil Ridge (aka Fairview) Church Cemetery, Co Rd 26, Ritchie Co, WV,44,96 resided in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,93 census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Hardy Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer, blacksmith,97,[410] military Pvt, Co E, 12 WVa Inf, Civil War.89

       

        There has been much confusion over the birth date of Samuel A. McNemar.  His headstone reads Dec 30 1830.  A delayed birth record for son Joseph, submitted by daughter Margaret Martin on Feb 24 1953, gives Samuel's age at Joseph's Nov 1878 birth as 48, making Samuel's birth Dec 1829.  Samuel's age at death of 87y1m19d reported by the doctor puts his birth at Dec 31 1828, while age at death of 89 reported by the undertaker puts it in about 1826/27.  Age 21 given at marriage puts birth about 1837, while age 26 in 1860 Census makes it about 1834.

       

        He married Aug- 3-1858 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[411] Basheba Belle Vincent,

       

        1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        S. A. McNemar (male), age 26, farmer; B. McNemar (female), 19; J. A. McNemar (male), 1; and M. C. Vincent (female), 8.

        (Note:  The young male would be son James Sanford McNemar, the middle initial being in error.  The identity of the young female is not clear, but could be Basheba's younger sister Mary Catherine, despite the variance in age.)

       

        1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (McClellan District), enumerated in June 1880:

        Samuel McNemar, 49, farmer; wife Bashaba, 38; son James S, 20; dau Mary J, 18; dau Leetha A, 17; dau Luvina C, 16; dau Sarah R, 12; dau Virginia E, 8; dau Margaret E, 6; son Joseph A, 1.

       

                                      Children:

                             i        James Sanford McNemar, census name James Samson McNemar,[412] b. Aug-17-1859 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,81 d. May-16-1934 in Hepzibah, Harrison Co, WV,81,83 buried in Layfield (Mt Moriah) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,[413],81 resided in Enterprise, Harrison Co, WV,81 census 1930 in Lincoln District, Marion Co, WV, census 1920 in Coal District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1910 at Elm Run, Mahone, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.117

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on May 14 1910 at the waters of Elm Run:

                                      James Samson McNemar, 51, laborer at sawmill, widowed; son C. Herbert, 21, oil field pumper, single; dau Alma, 20, single; dau May, 18; dau Addie, 16; dau Gracie, 13.

                                      (Note:  James McNemar's given name appears to have been originally entered as "Sanford," which is faintly visible under the entry "James Samson."  The name Samson has not been found elsewhere in connection with James S. McNemar.  The middle name Sanford is found in his daughter Grace's birth record and in his own death record.)

                                     

                                      In the 1920 Census of Harrison Co, WV (Coal District), James S. McNemar, 62, widowed, was in the household of his daughter and son-in-law, Ada B. & Claude L. Lindsey.

                                     

                                      In the 1930 Census of Marion Co, WV (Lincoln District), James S. McNemar, 70, widowed, was in the household of his son Charles and his family.

                                     

                                      He married (1) Dec-25-1885 in Ritchie Co, WV,[414] Louisa J. Russell, b. ca Feb 1870 in Doddridge Co, WV,73,189 [Age given in death record calculates to a birth date of Nov 1 1870.  But age 16 at the time of her Dec 1885 marriage would put it in about 1869, and age 6 months in the 1870 Census, enumerated on Aug 6 1870, would put her birth in about February 1870.  ], d. Oct- 3-1902 in North Fork Hughes River, Ritchie Co, WV,[415],83 buried in Layfield (Mt Moriah) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,413 cause of death consumption,[416] census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married (2) Mar-18-1904 near Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,[417] Julia Ann Stull, b. Feb-  -1866 in Tyler Co, WV,97 census 1930 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1904, 1909 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,188 census 1900 at Sunnyside (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV,104 [Listed as an inmate at the County Poor Farm was Julia Claybourne, 34, b. Apr 1866, married 15 yrs, mother of 8 children (3 still living).  None of her family was present.], census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [Listed as Julia Stull, 15, a servant in the household of Lafayette & Rachel Bellville and their three children.  A nearby household was that of Hiram Stull, b. ca 1829, relationship, if any, not known.].

                             ii       Mary Jane McNemar, b. Jul- 3-1861, d. Jul-21-1915, census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             iii      Alice Leetha McNemar, also known as Aletha A. McNemar,189 census name Leetha A. McNemar, b. Oct- 9-1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,188,189 buried (no dates, unmarked) in Oil Ridge (aka Fairview) Church Cemetery, Co Rd 26, Ritchie Co, WV,96 resided 1938 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,100 census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Jun-12-1897 in Ritchie Co, WV,[418],[419] Charles Lewis Harden, also known as Lewis Harden,96 b. Sep-22-1865 in Gilmer Co, WV,[420],189 [Stated age at time of June 1897 marriage was 29, putting birth in about 1868.  But age 77y7m27d at time of death on May 19 1943 would put birth at Sep 22 1865.  Place of birth Gilmer Co in both cases.], d. May-19-1943 in Ritchie Co, WV,358 buried (no dates, unmarked) in Oil Ridge (aka Fairview) Church Cemetery, Co Rd 26, Ritchie Co, WV.96

                             iv      Luvinia Catherine "Kate" McNemar, also known as Levina C. McNemar,189 also known as Catherine Devina McNemar,81 also known as Catherine McNemar,181 census name Luvina C. McNemar, b. Jan-17-1864 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,[421] d. Jan-15-1946 in Meadowbrook, Harrison Co, WV,81 buried in Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, Harrison Co, WV,81 resided 1938 in Gypsy, Harrison Co, WV,100 census 1910 in Clay District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married123 Oct-24-1885 in Ritchie Co, WV,[422] Newton Boyce, b. ca 1853 in Harrison Co, WV,189,203,336 d. May- 5-1911 at Lamberts Run, Harrison Co, WV,203 census 1910 in Clay District, Harrison Co, WV, occupation laborer.203

                             v       Sarah R. McNemar, also known as Ida,99 b. Feb-27-1868 in Ritchie Co, WV,8,44 [Birth date given as Feb 1867 in 1900 Census.], d. Jun-27-1961 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,44,8 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,96 resided 1938 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,100 census 1930 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1910 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1900 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      Resident of Clarksburg and Parkersburg.  Her obituary stated that of her nine children, four daughters preceded her in death, as did her husband.  At the time of her death, she had 43 grandchildren, 108 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

                                     

                                      She married Feb-25-1889 in Ritchie Co, WV,[423] Marion Harding Rexroad, also known as Harding M. Rexroad,188,[424],[425],44,94 b. Apr-14-1869 in Lewis Co, WV,203,[426],189 [Birth date given as Apr 1868 in 1900 Census.], d. Feb- 9-1946 in Meadowbrook, Harrison Co, WV,203,44 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,96,203 census 1930 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1910 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1900 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, occupation farmer.424

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 11 1900:

                                      Harding Rexroad, 32, b. Apr 1868, farmer, married 11 yrs; wife Sarah, 33, b. Feb 1867, mother of 6 children (all still living); son Clarence W, 10, b. Apr 1890; dau Myrtil G, 8, b. Mar 1892; dau Myra M, 6, b. Aug 1893; son (sic) Bernice D, 4, b. Apr 1896; dau Effie F, 2, b. Apr 1898; dau Ester J, 1 month, b. Apr 1900.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Murphy District), enumerated on Apr 29 1910:

                                      Marion H. Rexroad, 41, farmer, married 21 yrs; wife Sarah R, 42, mother of 9 children (all still living); son Clarence W, 20; dau Mertie G, 18; dau Myra W, 16; dau Bernice D, 14; dau Essie F, 11; dau Esther J, 9; dau Bessie B, 7; dau Eunice L, 5; dau Blanche E, 2.

                                     

                                      1920 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Eagle District), enumerated in Mar 1920:

                                      Harding Rexroad, 53, stable boss for coal company; wife Sarah, 54; dau Eunice, 14; dau Blanche, 11.

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on in Apr 1930:

                                      Marion H. Rexroad, 61, farmer; wife Sarah Rexroad, 62; dau Blanche Rexroad, 21, single; grandson Robert Ayers, 11; grandson Aldon Ayers, 9; granddau Sarah Ayers, 3 yr 10 mo; granddau Dorthy Ayers, 4 months; dau Myria Ayers, 38, age 22 at time of first marriage; son-in-law Dewitt Ayers, 39, age 24 at first marriage, loader at coal mine.

        15.               vi      Virginia Elizabeth "Jennie" McNemar, also known as Jennie E. McNemar,189,94 census name Jennie E.,165 b. Apr-15-1872 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,81,215,83 d. Nov- 9-1938 in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,215,106,81,8,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44,8,81 census 1920, 1930 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Feb-3-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV,188,189 William Leonard Husk, also known as Leonard Husk,98,181,182,5.

                             vii     Margaret Ellen "Maggie" McNemar, b. Apr-30-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,8 [Although record of marriage in Oct 1919 states age as 41 (b. ca 1878) and birthplace as Ritchie County, obituary reports birthdate as Apr 30 1874 in Doddridge County.], d. ca 1961 in Ebensburg, Cambria Co, PA,8 resided in South Fork, Cambria Co, PA, resided 1938, 43 in Meadowbrook, Harrison Co, WV,100,354 resided 1919 in Harrison Co, WV,37 census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married (2) Oct- 1-1919 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,[427] Fred Criss "Red" Martin, b. Jan-11-1870 in Ellenboro, Ritchie Co, WV,81,37 d. Feb- 4-1943 in Meadowbrook, Harrison Co, WV,81 buried in Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, Harrison Co, WV,81 resided 1919 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV.37

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Harrison County, WV (Eagle District), enumerated on Apr 8 1930:

                                      Fred C Martin, 58, married, age 48 at time of marriage; wife Margaret E, 56, age 46 at time of marriage; brother-in-law William N. McNemar, 44, widowed, age 27 at time of marriage; niece Gertrude E McNemar 9; nephew William O McNemar, 7.

                             viii    Joseph Aaron McNemar, b. Nov-16-1878 in Big Flint, Doddridge Co, WV,[428],44 d. Jul-22-1969,44 buried in Oil Ridge (aka Fairview) Church Cemetery, Co Rd 26, Ritchie Co, WV,44,96 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, resided 1938 in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,100 census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation oil field worker.65  He married Laura Anna Harden, b. Mar-31-1888,[429] d. Aug-11-1976,44 buried in Oil Ridge (aka Fairview) Church Cemetery, Co Rd 26, Ritchie Co, WV.44,96

                             ix      William Nute McNemar,182 b. Jul-15-1886 in Ritchie Co, WV,[430] d. Apr-15-1934 in Simpson, Taylor Co, WV,81 buried at Simpson, Taylor Co, WV,81 occupation miner.81

                                     

                                      1930 Census, Harrison County, WV (Eagle District), enumerated on Apr 8 1930:

                                      Fred C Martin, 58, married, age 48 at time of marriage; wife Margaret E, 56, age 46 at time of marriage; brother-in-law William N. McNemar, 44, widowed, age 27 at time of marriage; niece Gertrude E McNemar 9; nephew William O McNemar, 7.

                                     

                                      He married (1) Feb-23-1913 in Ritchie Co, WV,[431] Mary Alice Cunningham,203 also known as Alice Cunningham,189,99,182 b. Jul-26-1889,203 d. Apr-10-1927 in Meadowbrook, Harrison Co, WV,203 buried in Shinnston, Harrison Co, WV,81,203 [Harrison County death record states burial in Shinnston Cemetery, while death certificate filed at West Virginia archives shows it as Smith Cemetery.].  He married354 (2) [No record of this marriage has been found.  The only reference to it is in William N. McNemar's death record, which identifies his surviving spouse as Debbie Peterson.], Debbie Peterson, d. aft Apr 1934.354

 

31.  Basheba Belle Vincent, b. Jul-20-1839 in Marion Co, VA,[432] d. Mar-12-1923 in Harrison Co, WV,[433] buried in Oil Ridge (aka Fairview) Church Cemetery, Co Rd 26, Ritchie Co, WV,[434],[435] census 1880 in McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

       

        Basheba's first name appears variously as Bashabee, Basheba (1850 Census), Barsheba (marriage record), Basheber (death record), Bashabel (son Joseph's birth record), and Bashie (headstone and son James' death record).

 

3rd Great-Grandparents

 

32.  Rufus Brown, b. Aug- 5-1771 in Canterbury, Windham Co, CT,[436] d. Jul- 6-1838 in Otsego Co, NY,218,[437] buried in Lull Cemetery, Otsego Co, NY,126 resided settled aft May 1813 in Otsego Co, NY.117

       

        Rufus Brown left no will.  The only record found of his death is his headstone, the weathered inscription on which is reported by Findagrave.com as "In memory of RUFUS BROWN, who died July 6th 1832, aged 66 years."  But there appears to be an error in the transcription of the badly worn marker.  Given his documented Aug 1771 birth date, it is almost certain that either his age was other than 66, or that his death date was other than 1832, probably the latter.  If his age was in fact 66, his death date was probably 1838, or possibly 1839.  Support for this conclusion, as well as a record of his children's names, is found in Grantor Record Book 65, p. 413, Cooperstown NY, dated Feb 29 1840, in which the children of Rufus Brown signed a Conveyance-Indenture transferring ownership of his property to them.  This was presumably done as part of the settlement of Rufus' estate.  Thus, it is likely that Rufus had died sometime within the previous year or so, and that his wife had predeceased him.  His death was probably in Otsego County, his last known residence.

       

        He married65 May-16-1797 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT,[438],[439] Mary Williams,

       

        Based on locations and ages, the following census records appear to pertain to the family of this Rufus Brown.

       

        1810 Census, Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut:

        Household of Rufus Brown:

        1 male age 26-44

        1 male age 10-15

        3 males under age 10

        1 female age 26-44

        1 female age 45 or older

       

        No entry for this Rufus Brown was found in the 1820 Census.  There is a Rufus Brown and his family listed in that census in the town of Thompson in Windham County, but that was found through probate records to be a different Rufus Brown, who died in 1825 and whose wife was Huldah.

       

        1830 Census, Pittsfield, Otsego Co, New York:

        Household of Rufus Brown:

        1 male age 50-60

        1 male age 20-30

        1 female age 50-60

        1 female age 15-20   

       

                                      Children:

                             i        Ebenezer Eliakim Brown, b. Mar- 6-1798 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT,[440] d. Dec-14-1883 in Franklin Co, Iowa,[441] buried Maynes Grove Cem in Bradford, Franklin Co, Iowa,126 census 1880 in Franklin Co, Iowa, census 1870 in Kalamazoo Co, MI.  He married Aug-31-1819 in New York,441 Martha Phoebe Watts, b. Apr- 3-1791 in Saratoga, Saratoga Co, NY,441,220 d. Jun-13-1881 in Franklin Co, Iowa,441 census 1880 in Franklin Co, Iowa, census 1870 in Kalamazoo Co, MI.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Kalamazoo Co, Michigan (Charleston), enumerated on Jul 21 1870:

                                      P. A. Brown (male), 40, b. NY, farmer; Fanny, 26, b. NY; Ida, 12, b. Mich; Marion (male), 8; E. (male), 76, b. NY, farmer; Martha, 79, b. NY.

        16.               ii       Ammi Tufts Brown, birth name Amma Tufts Brown, census name Amina Brown,216 b. Nov-22-1799 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT,217,76 d. btwn 1870 - 1874 in New York [Probable, but not confirmed.  The 1870 Census was the last record we have of Ammi T. Brown.  He did not appear with son Ammi A in the 1874-75 Elmira city directory, as he had in the  1869-70 Chenango County business directory.], census 1870 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, resided 1869 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY,67 census 1850 in Pittsfield, Otsego Co, NY, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY, occupation carpenter & joiner.76  He married216,218 Annis ___.

                             iii      Joseph Williams Brown, b. Jan- 7-1804 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT,440 resided 1873 in Pittsfield, Otsego Co, NY.218  He married441 Sarah ___, b. ca 1810 in New York.441

                             iv      William Rufus Brown, b. Jul-29-1805 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT,440 d. Jan-29-1873 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY,218 census 1870 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY, census 1860 in South New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY, census 1850 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY, occupation blacksmith.216,71,76. He married (1) bef 1830,218 Marilla Briggs, b. ca 1813 in Otsego Co, NY,218 [Age 34 in 1850 would put birth in about 1816.], d. ca 1861 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY,218 census 1860 in South New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY, census 1850 in Guilford, Chenango Co, NY, census 1840 in Burlington, Otsego Co, NY.  He married (2) Dec-  -1869,76 Teresa Louise ___, also known as Teresa Louise Babcock,218 [possibly], census name Louisa F., b. ca 1825 in New York,76 census 1870 in New Berlin, Chenango Co, NY.

                             v       Mary Elizabeth Brown, b. May-18-1813 in Brooklyn, Windham Co, CT.440  She married218 Nelson Folts.

 

33.  Mary Williams, b. May-  -1771 in Groton, New London Co, CT,218 [Birth date given in DAR Lineage Book as 1770.  But age 66 yr 8 mo on headstone calculates to a birth date of May 1771.], d. Jan-12-1838 in Otsego Co, NY,218 buried in Lull Cemetery, Otsego Co, NY,126 [Inscription:  In Memory of Mrs. MARY, wife of Mr. RUFUS BROWN, who died January 12th, 1838, aged 66 years and 8 months.  Further inscription:  "Beloved by all her acquaintance and affectionate. Wife kind and tender mother discharging all the duties of life as become a woman of a christian supported by grace smiled In the C...... illegible....."  (Transcription and headstone photo by Bob Thomas, Findagrave.com volunteer.)].

       

        Most of the information regarding Mary Williams and her immediate ancestors is from records of the DAR.

       

        Some researchers have reported that she was born Jun 30 1771 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, died 1838; daughter of William Williams (son of William Williams & Sarah Stevens) and Martha Williams (dau of Samuel Williams & Theoda Parke).  This information has not been verified and is provided here only as a basis for further research.

 

42.  David B. Musgrave, b. May-12-1785 in Paw Paw District, Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[442] d. Nov- 1-1865,442 buried in Musgrave Cemetery, Everettsville, Monongalia Co, WV,[443] census 1860 in Arnettsville (Morgantown), Monongalia Co, WV, occupation farmer.[444]  He married (1) Nov-10-1808 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[445] Mary E. "Polly" Jones.  He married (2) Aug- 5-1838,442 Barbary Chick, census name Barbara,444 b. May-16-1802,442 d. Apr- 6-1885,442 census 1860 in Arnettsville (Morgantown), Monongalia Co, WV,

       

        Thought to be one-half Cherokee Indian.442

                                      Children by Mary E. "Polly" Jones:

                             i        Jane "Jenny" Musgrave, b. Sep-10-1809 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,442 d. Jan-20-1868, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Aug-16-1828 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,442 Isaac Leggett, also known as Isaac Legatt, b. Aug- 5-1808 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, d. ca 1853, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.237

                                     

                                      Isaac Leggett was the progenitor of the Doddridge County branch of the Leggett family.  His half-brother John was ancestor of the Ritchie County branch.[446]

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      Isaac Legget, 41, carpenter; Jane, 40; David M, 20; John M, 18; Daniel E, 12; Nancy, 6; Benjamin F, 4; Cordilla, 1.

        21.               ii       Bashaba Musgrave, b. May-28-1811 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,44 d. Sep- 2-1898,44 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.44  She married in Mt. Morris, Greene Co, PA, Peter B. Haught, census name Peter B. Haut.225

                             iii      John Jones Musgrave, b. Jan-23-1813 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,442 d. Dec-28-1903 in Monongalia Co, WV.442  He married (1) Oct-15-1867,442 Elizabeth Steel.  He married[447] (2) Hannah McCurdy, b. Jun-27-1838,44,447 d. Nov-19-1917 in Monongalia Co, WV,81,44,447 buried in Hagans, Monongalia Co, WV.81                                                 

                                      The village of McCurdysville was named for Hannah McCurdy's father, Benjamin McCurdy, once postmaster there.447

                             iv      Elijah Musgrave, b. May- 4-1815,[448] d. Oct- 7-1885 in Marion Co, WV.[449]  He married Jan-28-1839,442 Sarah Ann Miller, b. 1823,442 d. 1888.442

                             v       Benjamin B. Musgrave, b. Jan-  -1819 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, d. 1905 in Union District, Upshur Co, WV.  He married Sep-25-1839 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,442 Caroline Chipps.

                             vi      William Musgrave, b. Feb-15-1819.442

                             vii     Hannah Musgrave, b. Jan-15-1821,442 d. Aug- 6-1829.442

                             viii    Prudence Musgrave, b. Nov-12-1822,442 d. Jul-20-1829.442

                             ix      Mary Ann Musgrave, b. Sep-30-1824.442

                             x       Elizabeth Musgrave, b. Nov-  -1826,[450],83 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as Nov 1826, although some researchers report it as Oct 27 1826.], d. 1909,83 buried in Sims Cemetery, Wirt Co, WV, census 1900 in Reedy District, Wirt Co, WV, census 1880 in Ravenswood District, Jackson Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married Mar-14-1847,[451] Gustavus S. Britton, also known as Augustus Britton,44,181 b. Aug-  -1818 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,450,451 d. Mar-19-1904,451 buried in Sims Cemetery, Wirt Co, WV,126 census 1900 in Reedy District, Wirt Co, WV, census 1880 in Ravenswood District, Jackson Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer,228 military Co C, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.89

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      Gustavis Britton, 31, farmer; Elizabeth, 22; Minerva, 9; Elvian, 4; Jarret, 3; John, 2.  All born in Virginia.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      Gustavious Britton, 41, farmer;  E (female), 32; M (female), 20; C A  (female), 15: Jarret, 14; John, 12; E J (female), 11; Albert, 5; B S (male), 3.  All born in Virginia.

                                     

                                      No entry was found for this family in the 1870 Census.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Jackson Co, WV (Ravenswood District), enumerated on Jun 19 1880:

                                      G. S. Britten, 63, b. Pa, farmer; wife Elizabeth, 53, b. (W)Va; son Stewart, 21; son Joseph W, 11; son James M, 7.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Wirt Co, WV (Reedy District), enumerated on Jun 28 1900:

                                      Gustavus Britton, 81, b. Aug 1818 in (W)Va, married 52 yrs; wife Elizabeth, 73, b. Nov 1826, mother of 8 children (6 still living); son James, 25, b. Jun 1874, farmer.

                             xi      Moses Musgrave, b. Dec- 2-1827,442 d. Nov-20-1912 in Rivesville, Marion Co, WV.442  He married Mar-15-1852 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,442 Rose Ann Neely.

                             xii     David Musgrave, b. 1829,442 d. 1829.442

                                      Children by Barbary Chick:

                             xiii    Sarah E. Musgrave, b. Jul-30-1839,442 d. Jul- 6-1888,442 census 1870 in Clay District, Monongalia Co, WV.  She married181,442 Robert Shuman, b. ca 1836,[452] census 1870 in Clay District, Monongalia Co, WV.

                             xiv     Martha Anne Musgrave, b. Feb- 1-1841,442 d. Jun-30-1889,442 census 1860 in Arnettsville (Morgantown), Monongalia Co, WV.  She married442 Job Arnett.

                             xv      Jesse B. Musgrave, b. Oct-26-1842,442 d. Nov-16-1863,442 census 1860 in Arnettsville (Morgantown), Monongalia Co, WV.

                             xvi     Rebecca Musgrave, b. Sep-10-1844,442 census 1860 in Arnettsville (Morgantown), Monongalia Co, WV.  She married Oct- 3-1867,442 Joshua Grubb.

 

43.  Mary E. "Polly" Jones, b. Feb-19-1792,442 d. 1836.442

 

44.  Jacob Watson, b. ca 1787 in Virginia,225 census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, census 1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, resided aft 1812 in Harrison Co, VA (now Barbour Co, WV),259 resided until about 1812 in Marion Co, (W)VA,259 occupation farmer.225  He married259 (1) Jan- 9-1812,[453] Elizabeth Gandy, b. Mar-27-1787,453 d. 1813 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,453 resided (moved, ca 1812) to Barbour Co, (W)VA,[454] resided originally in Marion Co, (W)VA.454  He married259 (2) Oct-15-1816 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[455] Sarah Pritchard,

       

        1850 Census, Barbour County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 18 1850:

        Jacob Watson, 63, farmer; Sarah, 57; Angeline, 24; Jane, 22; Wilson, 20; Emily, 18; John, 15.  All born in Virginia.

                                      Children by Elizabeth Gandy:

                             i        Otho G. Watson, b. 1813,[456],73 d. Aug-16-1894 in Spencer District, Roane Co, WV,[457] resided in Roane Co, WV,259 resided (settled, ca 1845) at Brush Run, Ritchie Co, WV,259,456 resided originally in Barbour Co, (W)VA.259

                                     

                                      Moved from Barbour County to Brush Run in Ritchie County in 1845, later moving to Roane County, WV.259

                                     

                                      He married 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[458],456 Louisa Jett, also known as Louise,259 b. 1810,456 d. aft 1910 in Roane Co, WV,456 resided 1908 in Roane Co, WV,259 resided (settled, ca 1845) in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.456

                                      Children by Sarah Pritchard:

                             ii       Mary "Polly" Watson, b. ca 1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[459],[460] d. Oct-17-1890 in Roane Co, WV,460 buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,[461],[462] census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  She married 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[463],[464],[465],460 John Jett, Jr., b. 1813,461,[466] ["History of Doddridge County," p. 362, gives birthplace as Franklin County, VA, but "Ritchie County in History & Romance," p. 275, reports it as Barbour County.], buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,461 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.[467]

                                     

                                      At the age of seven, John Jett Jr. moved with his parents to Barbour County, where they purchased a farm.  In 1849, he and his wife moved to Ritchie County, where they lived until 1875, moving then to Roane County, WV.  They had ten children, three of whom died in childhood.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 6 1850:

                                      John Jett, 37, farmer; Mary, 34; Wesley, 13; William, 10; Jacob, 8; Eliz, 6; Sylvester, 4; Alvin, 2.

                                      

                                      1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 21 1860:

                                      John Jett, 48, farmer; Mary, 44; William, 20; Jacob, 18; Sylvester, 14; Alvin, 11; Otha, 9; John M, 7; Wilson F, 5; Wesley, 23.461

        22.               iii      William M. Watson, b. ca 1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,255,183,92,44 d. Feb- 9-1890 in Roane Co, WV,256,44 buried in Hebron Memorial Church Cemetery, Roane Co, WV,44,257,258 resided in Roane Co, WV,259 census 1880 in Roane Co, WV, census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married260,261 (1) Oct-22-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,262 Nancy Nutter.  He married (2) Sep-25-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,263 Ellen Jane Stinespring, also known as Ella J. Stinespring.181

                             iv      Elizabeth Watson, resided in Barbour Co, WV.259  She married259,454 marriage bond Sep-23-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37 Owen Westfall.

                             v       Nancy Watson, b. ca 1820,[468] d. bef Sep 1870,[469] census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided in Barbour Co, (W)VA.259  She married99,259 Andrew J. Divers, b. Oct-30-1822 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[470],92 d. Jan-20-1891 in Kansas,44 buried Pleasant Hill Cemete - ry in Concordia, Cloud Co, KS,126 resided 1870 in Doddridge Co, WV,183,92 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, military Sgt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.178

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 5 1850:

                                      Andrew J. Divers, 27, farmer; Nancy, 30; Emzza J, 4; Leonidas, 1.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest Twp), shows Andrews J. Divers, age 45, occupation common laborer, as a member of the household of Edward & Mary Fleming.

                             vi      ___ Watson, resided in Barbour Co, WV.259  She married259 ___ Castor.

                             vii     George W. Watson, b. Feb-14-1822,44,71 d. Oct-14-1893 in Ritchie Co, WV,460,44 buried in Auburn Community Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,[471],96 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,71 occupation farmer.[472]  He married471 Susan Divers, also known as Susannah Divers,99,96,459 b. Aug- 8-1820,470,71 d. Sep- 4-1878,44 buried in Auburn Community Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,471,96 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Identified in death record of daughter Mary as Susan Divers, but in death record of son Morgan as Susan Divess, and in death record of son Wilson as Susan Davis.  Minnie Kendall Lowther, in "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 245, identifies her as Susan Divers, born in 1820.

                             viii    Angeline Watson, census name Ann,183 b. Dec- 9-1823,96,460 d. Feb-10-1902,96,460 buried in Simons Cemetery, Brushy Fork, near Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV,96 resided at Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV,454 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.  She married182,259 Lair Simons, b. 1834,96,460 [Age 44 in 1870 Census would put birth in about 1826, but date on headstone is reported as 1834.], d. 1909,96 buried in Simons Cemetery, Brushy Fork, near Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV,96 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.183

                                     

                                      Identified as Lair Simmons in Minnie Kendall Lowther's "History of Ritchie County," p. 237, but as Lair Simons in son John's marriage record, and as Lair Simonds in the 1870 Census.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District):

                                      Lair Simonds, 44, farmer; Ann, 47; Barbery, 16; John, 14; Sarah, 13; Jacob, 10; Melissa J, 6.

                             ix      Amanda Watson, b. ca 1827,225 resided in Barbour Co, WV,259 census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.  She married259,225 Lemuel Divers, b. ca 1827,225 census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

                             x       Jane Watson, b. ca 1828 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,188,225 d. Jul-20-1891 in Limestone Hill, Wood Co, WV,[473] buried in Limestone Cemetery, Rockport, Wood Co, WV,131 resided in Roane Co, WV,259 resided 1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.  She married Mar-19-1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[474] Lewis H. Rush, b. ca 1820 in Augusta Co, VA,188 d. bef Jul 1891,123 resided 1862 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.188

                             xi      Wilson Watson, b. Nov-20-1830 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,73,343,[475],92 d. Apr-28-1903 in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[476] buried (no dates) in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,187,96 census 1900 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided 1860, 1871 in Ritchie Co, WV,459,475 census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer,71,343 military Co G, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.190  He married[477] (1) Sep- 4-1851 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[478] [Linder, p. 440, gives marriage date as Sep 4 1853 and incorrectly identifies Wilson Watson as the son of George & Sarah Divers Watson.  But that Wilson Watson was born in 1850 and married Nancy Rhuhama Sommerville.], Margaret E. Willard, b. ca 1827,71 d. bef Sep 1871,475 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Middle initial given as E. in marriage record and 1860 Census, but as J. in daughter Sudna's marriage record.

                                     

                                      He married (2) Sep-14-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[479],[480] Martha Wilson, b. ca 1846 in Marion Co, (W)VA,475,92,183 d. bef Jun 1900,343 [On Aug 23 1889, Martha Watson filed for widow's pension based on the Civil War service record of her first husband, George W. Hess.  On Feb 1 1889, Lydia E. Hodge filed for minor's benefits on the same basis.], census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.183

                             xii     Emily Watson, b. ca 1832,225 d. bef 1911,259 never married.259,454

                             xiii    John Watson, b. ca 1835 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,225,92 d. bef Jan 1888,238 buried (no dates) in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,44,96,471 resided in Brush Run, Ritchie Co, WV,471,92 census 1870, 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer,71,472 military Co G, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.44

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 21 1860:

                                      John Watson, 24, farmer; Catherine, 27 (29?); Alfred N, 3; David, 2; Thomas, 1; Sarah, 62.

                                      

                                      1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 30 1870:

                                      John Watson, 26 (sic), farmer; Catherine, 39; Alfred N, 13; David, 12; Thomas, 9; John E, 7; Jacob M, 4; Wilson S, 3; William G, 9 months.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 24 1880:

                                      John Watson, 45; wife Sarah, 28; son Jacob M, 12; son William G, 9; dau Sarah C, 5; son Joseph N, 3; son Morgan R, 1; George Maxwell (no relatiionship indicated), 18; wife Nancy J. Maxwell, 23; stepson George Maxwell, 1.

                                     

                                      He married471,182 (1) Sarah Catherine Thrash, also known as Catherine Thresh,181,459 also known as Kathrine Thrash,471 also known as Mary C.,182 b. ca 1832,459 d. bef Mar 1874 [She is presumed to have died prior to her husband's remarriage.], buried (unmarked) in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,471,96 resided at Brush Run, Ritchie Co, WV,471 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided originally in Barbour Co, WV.471  He married (2) Mar-15-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,[481] Sarah Elizabeth Maxwell, b. ca 1851,97,188 [Birthplace given as Doddridge County in 1874 marriage record, as Harrison County in 1888 marriage record, and as Ritchie County in 1894 marriage record.], d. Jan-17-1923 near League, Ritchie Co, WV,81 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Glendale, near Pike at Twin Oaks (Co Rd 50-13), Ritchie Co, WV,81 census 1900, 1910, 1920 in Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

 

45.  Sarah Pritchard, b. ca 1797 in Allegheny Co, PA,453,71 [but 1850 Census puts birth at about 1793 in Virginia], resided in Auburn, Ritchie Co, WV,[482] census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,71 [Residing with son John.  Marital status not indicated, but husband Jacob is not found in this or any subsequent census.], census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

 

46.  Andrew Nutter, also known as Anda Nutter,99 b. ca 1791 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294 [Don Norman gives birth as about 1791 in Harrison County, and age 59 in 1850 Census would also put it in about 1791.  But Hardesty states that Andrew Nutter died in 1855 at the age of 61, which would make the birth year about 1794.], d. 1855,294,[483] resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[484],237 occupation farmer.237

       

        Resident of Harrison County, and later Ritchie & Doddridge Counties, in present-day West Virginia.  He served in the War of 1812 in Captain Davis's company, attached to the First Regiment, First Battalion, and First Brigade of the Virginia Militia, participated in the engagement of Fort Defiance on the Maumee River, and was discharged at Delaware, Ohio on April 4, 1813.294,[485]

       

        He married Jan-20-1814 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294 Malinda Willis,

       

        1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 24 1850:

        Andrew Nutter, age 59, born in Virginia, occupation farmer; Malinda Nutter, 59, b. Virginia; Sarah Nutter, 17, b. Virginia; Elizabeth Nutter, 13, b. Virginia; Julia Warren, 25, b. Virginia; Willis N. Warren, 3, b. Ohio; Elizabeth Nutter, 93, b. South Carolina.  All four of the adults in the household were indicated as being unable to read and write.

        (Note:  The surname for Willis Warren was originally entered as "Nutter," which was lined out and replaced with a ditto mark under "Warren" of the preceding line.  The surname for Elizabeth, whose entry followed Willis's, was entered simply with a ditto mark directly under the lined out "Nutter," giving the appearance of indicating Nutter as her surname rather than Warren.  This was presumably Andrews's mother, Elizabeth Cottrell Nutter.)

                                      Children:

                             i        Andrew Nutter, Jr., b. Dec-  -1814,294 d. in infancy.294

                             ii       Willis Nutter, b. Sep-15-1815,294 d. Mar- 8-1860,294 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation Justice of the Peace.[486]  He married Jan-31-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[487],486,294 Juliet Richards, also known as Julia,484 census name Juliett,237 b. ca 1820,237 [Age given as 30 in 1850 Census, but as 50 in 1860 Census.], resided in Harrison Co, (W)VA,484 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Willis and Juliet Richards Nutter, of pioneer families, settled on land on Hughes River, Southwest District, in present-day Doddridge Co, WV, where Willis served as Justice of the Peace for 20 years.  After his death in 1860, the farm passed out of the family.  Willis was a direct descendant of Thomas Nutter (d. 1732), Captain in the Revolutionary War, who built Fort Nutter on his land, now Nutter Fort, Harrison Co, WV.  His gravesite is marked by a government historical marker.  Willis and wife Juliet had nine children, four of whom, Andrew, Thomas, Willis Floyd, and Phylander served in the Union Army in the Civil War, as did their sister Mary Catherine's husband, John Gribble.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 231850:

                                      Willis Nutter, 34, farmer; Juliett, 30; Mary C, 10; Andrew J, 8; Thomas, 6; Floid, 4; Nancy, 2.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 12 1860:

                                      A. J. Nutter (male), 19, farmer; J. Nutter (female), 50; T. J. Nutter (male) 16; Mary C. Nutter (female), 20; F. W. Nutter (male), 14; P. A. Nutter (male), 10; E. M. Nutter (male), 8; William F. Nutter, 5.486

                             iii      John B. Nutter,261 census name John Nutter, Jr.,237 b. ca 1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,183,98 [The 1860 Census shows age as 35, putting birth in about 1825.  But the 1870 Census shows his age as 53, putting birth in about 1817, and the 1880 Census shows his age as 63, also putting birth in about 1817.  Don Norman's "Descendants of Christopher Nutter" reports birth date as 1818, corresponding to age 74 in death record.], d. Nov-26-1892 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[488],294 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,82 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married181 1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294,37,465 Mary Hart, b. Nov-16-1821 in Maryland [The 1860 Census of Doddridge County gives age as 34 (b. ca 1826), born in Virginia, while the 1870 Census gives age 48 (b. ca 1822), born in Maryland, and the 1880 Census gives age 60 (b. ca 1820), born in Maryland.  Her death record in May 1892 gives age as 63 (b. ca 1829), born in Barbour Co; both age and birthplace are considered incorrect.  Brad Spiker specifies birthdate as Nov 16 1821.  Don Norman, in "The Descendants of Josiah Hart," reports birth as ca 1828, probably based on her death record.], d. May-18-1892 at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,[489] buried at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,[490] census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      John Nutter, Jr, 25, farmer; Mary, 22; Josiah, 6; Sarah, 5; Wilson, 1.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      John Nutter, 35; Mary, 34; Isaiah (sic), 16; Sarah, 14; Wilson, 11; E (female), 5; S (male), 3; H A (female), 2.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

                                      John Nutter, 53, farmer, b. Va; Mary, 48, b. Md; Wilson, 21; Margaretta, 21; Hester A, 12; John W, 9; Sylvanus, 4.

                                      (Note:  Although relationships are not stated, Margaretta is presumed to be the wife of Wilson.)

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 10 1880:

                                      John Nutter, 63, farmer, currently afflicted with rheumatism; wife Mary, 60, b. Md; dau Hester A, 22; son John W, 19; son Sylvanus, 14.

        23.               iv      Nancy Nutter, b. Feb-22-1818 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,73 [Don Norman reports birth date as 1820.], d. Jun-29-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,293,106,294 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married260,261 Oct-22-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,262 William M. Watson.

                             v       Andrew Nutter, Jr., also known as Anda Nutter,182,181,[491] b. 1821 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294 d. Oct- 5-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,294 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married182,181 Elizabeth Stout, b. ca 1824,491 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             vi      Julia A. Nutter, also known as Juliet Nutter,181 b. Oct-  -1823,113 d. Feb- 4-1912 in Doddridge Co, WV,106,8 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,8 resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,485,8,237 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

                                      Julia A. Warren, 46, b. Va; Willis, 23, b. Ohio.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge County WV (Southwest District), enumerated Apr 29 1910:

                                      Julia Warren, 86, widowed (mother of two children, one still living); and Willis Warren, 63, single.

                                     

                                      Her obituary, which was found in an undated clipping, spells name "Waren" and is presented here in its entirety:

                                      "Mrs. Julia Waren Dead.  Mrs. Julia Waren, a well known old lady residing near Oxford, died at the home of her son, Willis Waren, Sunday night at 10 o'clock.  Old age is given as the cause of her death, she being in her eighty-eighth year.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Hart cemetery on Middle Fork, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock."

                                     

                                      She married181 Apr-24-1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37,294 Robert Warren, d. bef Jul 1850 [Presumed.  In the 1850 Census, his wife and son were without him in her father's household.  Other than his marriage, no further record of him has been found.].

        27.               vii     Melinda Ann Nutter, also known as Melinda Anna Nutter,44 also known as Linda Nutter,93 b. Apr- 9-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,44,375 [While her headstone shows a birth date of Apr 9 1828, researcher Don Norman states her birth as 1816, and grandson John Washington Hart, in a family information survey completed in 1931, reports it as Apr 9 1814.  But those two dates are considered unlikely given the birth of her last child in 1871.], d. Mar-24-1877 in Doddridge Co, WV,375 [Grandson John W. Hart, in a W. Guy Tetrick family information survey completed in 1931, reports her date of death as Mar 24 1872.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Oct-22-1844 in Ritchie Co, WV,324 [But headstone of wife states marriage date as Sep 22 1844.], John G. Hart.

                             viii    F. A. Nutter, b. 1829.294

                             ix      Sarah Nutter, also known as Sally Nutter,181 b. 1833,294 d. [A death certificate is on file for a Sarah Hart who died on Apr 14 1918 in the community of Joy, Central District, Doddridge Co WV.  No age or other identifying information is provided, other than that she was a widow.  This may or may not be the same person.].  She married99,181 Jan-28-1851 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[492],294 William C. Hart, b. ca 1816 in Maryland,467 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 24 1870:

                                      Wm. C. Hart, 54, b. Maryland, farmer; Sarah, 30; Linda A, 17; Aaron, 10; Mary E, 8.

                             x       Elizabeth Nutter, b. Jul-11-1835,294 d. Feb- 7-1898,294 buried in Cloverdale Church of Christ Cemetery, Pleasants Co, WV, resided in Pleasants Co, WV,485 resided 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.237  She married181 Jul-12-1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[493],92,294,483 John F. Hart, b. Sep-18-1834 in Tyler (now Wetzel) Co, (W)VA,483 d. Feb- 5-1907, buried in Cloverdale Church of Christ Cemetery, Pleasants Co, WV, resided 1884 in Union Mills, Pleasants Co, WV.483

                                     

                                      John F. Hart served his district several terms as District Clerk, he was one term on the Board of Education, he served two terms as surveyor of roads, and later served as secretary of the Board of Education.483

 

47.  Malinda Willis, b. ca 1798,294,483 d. 1861,294,483 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.237,228

 

48.  Hugh Gaston, also known as Hughy Gaston, b. Jun- 5-1788 in New Jersey,[494] [Birth date calculated from age at death, 100y 1m 21d, stated in death record.  This varies by one day from the age stated in his obituary, 100y 1m 20d.], d. Jul-26-1888 in Lewis Co, WV,[495] buried in Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,44 census 1870, 1880 in Lewis Co, WV, census 1840, 50, 60 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, census 1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

       

        Death notice in the "Republican" newspaper of Saturday, July 28 1888:

        "HUGHY GASTON  One of our centenarians, aged 100 years, 1 month and 20 days, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of his son-in-law, John S. Butcher.  By request he was interred on his farm."

       

        1830 Census, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        Household of Hugh Gaston:

        1 male, age 40-50  (this would be Hugh)

        1 male, age 15-20  (probably Daniel)

        1 male, age 10-15  (probably Eli)

        1 male, age 5-10

        1 female, age 40-50  (this would be Susannah)

        1 female, age 15-20  (probably Anna)

       

        1840 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        Household of Hugh Gasting (sic):

        1 male, age 50-60

        1 female, age 30-40

        1 female, age 10-15

        1 female, under age 5

       

        1850 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Oct 3 1850:

        Hugh Gaston, 62, farmer, b. New Jersey; Elizabeth Gaston, 48, b. Virginia; Henry H. Gaston, 9, b. Virginia; Credilla Gaston, 11, b. Virginia; Amanda Washburn, 24, b. Virginia.

       

        1860 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        Hugh Gaston, 72, farmer, b. New Jersey; Elizabeth Gaston, 58, b. Virginia; Henry H. Gaston, 18, b. Virginia; Amanda S. Washburn, 34, b. Virginia; Marion H. Gaston, 8.

       

        1870 Census, Lewis County, WV:

        Hugh Gaston, 81, farmer, b. New Jersey; Elizabeth Gaston, 67, b. Virginia; Marion Gaston, 17, farm laborer, b. Virginia; Amanda Washburn, 43, b. Ohio, cannot write.

       

        1880 Census, Lewis County, WV (Freeman's Creek), enumerated on Jun 2 1880:

        Hugh Gaston, 91, farmer, b. New Jersey, both parents b. New Jersey; wife Elizabeth Gaston, 77, b. Virginia, both parents b. Virginia; step-daughter A. Washburn, 53, b. Ohio, both parents b. Virginia.

       

        He married (1) Dec-7-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[496] Susana Jett.

       

        He married (2) Jun-1-1848 in Lewis Co, WV,[497] Elizabeth King, b. 1801,83,[498] [Although her death record gives her birth place as Kentucky, the censuses of 1860, 1870 and 1880 all show it as Virginia.], d. Sep-16-1885 in Lewis Co, WV,[499] buried in Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,44 census 1860, 70, 80 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[500],[501],[502] resided 1835 in Ross Co, OH,

       

        Elizabeth King's first husband was Isaac Washburn, who she married in Kentucky in about 1819.  In the 1880 Census of Lewis County, the household of Elizabeth and second husband Hugh Gaston includes Elizabeth's daughter Amanda Washburn.  Amanda is also buried in the Gaston-Henry cemetery, sharing a common headstone with her mother and stepfather.  Her name appears on the headstone as Amanda S. Washburn, dates 1825-1901.[503]

 

                                      Children by Susana Jett:

                             i        John Hugh Gaston, b. Jul-17-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[504],[505],[506] buried (unmarked) in Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[507] [Presumed, based on unmarked grave between headstones of his wife & son Hugh.], census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.216,183  He married482 Feb- 2-1848 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[508] Mary Jane Pritchard, also known as Jane Pritchard,44,94,482,99,183,113 b. Mar- 2-1816 in Virginia,44,216 d. Nov- 3-1900,44 buried in Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,44 census 1880, 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 24 1850:

                                      John Gaston, 37; Jane, 34; Mary E, 6 months.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:

                                      John H. Gaston, 68, farmer; wife Jane, 64; son Hugh, 24, farm worker; brother-in-law William Pritchard, 61, physician.  The 1880 Census form contains the following question:  "Is the person [on the day of the Enumerator's visit] sick or temporarily disabled, so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties?  If so, what is the sickness or disability?"  For John H. Gaston, that question was answered with the entry "Epileptic Fits."

 

                             ii       James Gaston,295 b. Jul-17-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.[509]

                             iii      Anna M. Gaston, b. Jan- 3-1814, d. Jul-30-1892 in Doddridge Co, WV,[510] buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, never married.

                                     

                                      Resided with her brother Daniel and his family, according to the censuses of 1850, 1860 and 1880.

                             iv      Daniel H. Gaston, b. Jun-27-1816 in Harrison Co, WV, d. Apr-14-1905 in Doddridge Co, WV, buried (unmarked) in Gaston-Hart Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer, Justice of the Peace.183  He married Jan-21-1840 in Harrison Co, WV,[511] Nancy Davisson, b. Jun- 3-1818, d. Aug- 8-1891 in Doddridge Co, WV,[512],106 buried (unmarked) in Gaston-Hart Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV.

                                     

                                      Daniel H. Gaston and his wife Nancy Davisson came to Upper Run in present-day Doddridge County WV in 1843, along with his two brothers, John Hugh and Eli Morris, and their sister Anna M. Gaston.  Daniel and Nancy are buried at the Gaston-Hart Cemetery in an unmarked grave beside their son Samuel Eli Gaston.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 24 1850:

                                      Daniel Gaston, 33, farmer; Nancy, 21 (?); Margaret, 6; Sarah A, 4; Susanna, 1; Anna Gaston, 36.

        24.               v       Eli Morris Gaston, b. Aug- 3-1822 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,295 d. Jan-27-1909 in Doddridge Co, WV,106 [A newspaper memoriam in the West Union Record of Feb 12 1909 indicated his death date as Jan 28 1909, also reported by family members.  But Doddridge County death records indicate Jan 27 1909.], buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation minister and farmer.  He married Nov-29-1846 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,297,298,91 Rulina A. Lowther, also known as Rulina Louthers,50 also known as Pauline Lowther.181

                             vi      William Gaston.[513]

                             vii     Granville Gaston.513

                             viii    Cordelia Gaston,65 census name Credilla, Crevilla, Credellia, Credilia, also known as Caroline Gaston,181 b. Dec-29-1838 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[514] d. Mar-30-1919 in Lewis Co, WV,[515] buried in Waldeck Cemetery, Lewis Co, WV,44 census 1880, 1900, 1910 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV,[516] census 1870 in Willey District, Lewis Co, WV.  She married515 Apr-22-1855 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[517] ["Gilmer County History 1845-1989," p. 54, gives marriage date as Apr 20 1855.], John Sherman Butcher, b. Mar-18-1832 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,515 d. Sep-30-1905 in Sassafras, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,515 buried in Waldeck Cemetery, Lewis Co, WV,44 census 1900 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV.516

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Willey Twp, Lewis County, WV, enumerated in Sep 1870:

                                      John S. Butcher, 38, farmer; Credilla, 31; John H, 12; James A, 10; George D, 8; Judson R (?), 5; Olive, 1.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Freemans Creek, Lewis County, WV, enumerated on Jun 1 1880:

                                      John S. Butcher, 49, farmer; wife Crevilla, 42 (?); son John H, 22, worker at saw mill; son James A, 18; son George D, 17; son Judson E, 14; dau Olive B, 11; son Hugh D, 8; dau Flora A, 7; dau Etta, 3; dau Alda M, 8 months (b. September).

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Freemans Creek, Lewis County, WV, enumerated on Jun 29 1900:

                                      John S. Butcher, 65, b. Mar 1832, married 45 yrs; wife Credellia, 62, b. Dec 1837, mother of 9 children (all still living); dau Branch, 31, b. Nov 1868; dau Flora A., 28, b. Dec 1874 (?); dau Etta, 23, b. Sep 1876; dau Alda M., 20, b. Sep 1880; dau Dona, 14, b. Sep 1885.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Freemans Creek, Lewis County, WV, enumerated on May 2 1910:

                                      Credilia Gaston, 71, widowed, mother of 10 children (all still living); dau Blanche O., 40; dau Flora A., 35; dau Alda M., 28; dau Dona, 24.

                             ix      Henry Lee Gaston, b. 1841 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,81,[518] d. Dec-14-1923 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,81 buried in Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,81 [Presumed.  Death record states only "Sassafras Cemetery."], census 1900, 1920 in Center District, Gilmer Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,500 occupation farmer.[519],81

                                     

                                      On June 1, 1880, Henry Lee Gaston purchased at public auction, for the sum of 94 cents in delinquent taxes, the 21 acre farm of Andrew J. Norman located on the left fork of White Oak Camp Run near Normantown, WV.  Henry's grandson Harold Gaston lived there many years later.[520]

                                     

                                      He married May-29-1866 in Lewis Co, WV,[521],[522] Mary Jane Turner, also known as Mary Jane Furner [The surname "Furner" is frequently found in records pertaining to this family, but "Turner" is found in the 1850 & 1860 Census and in her death record.], b. Jan-28-1846 in Virginia (now West Virginia),81,470 [Based on age 90y 5m 7d shown on headstone.], d. Jul- 5-1936 in Hardman, Gilmer Co, WV,81,44 buried in Norris Cemetery, Gilmer Co, WV,44,81 census 1900, 1920 in Center District, Gilmer Co, WV.

                                      Children by Elizabeth King:

                             x       Marion Gaston, b. Jun- 7-1852 in Lewis Co, WV,81 [Age 96y 5m 28d, stated in death record and on headstone, would put birth date at Jun 4 1852.  But death certificate specifies birth date as Jun 7 1852.  His death certificate also identifies his mother not as his father's second wife Elizabeth, but as Amanda Washburn, Elizabeth's daughter from a previous marriage to Isaac Washburn.  This is consistent with the ages of Elizabeth (51) and Amanda (27) at the time of Marion's birth.  Amanda never married, so she presumably remained in the Gaston home.  The relationships projected to the public are not known, but since Marion's surname was Gaston, it is assumed that he was raised as the son of Hugh and Elizabeth, with his actual biological mother appearing to others as his stepsister.  Stated another way, the Elizabeth Washburn who married Hugh Gaston was born Elizabeth King, she was the widow of Isaac Washburn by whom she had a daughter Amanda, and Marion Gaston, though legally and to all appearances the son of Hugh and Elizabeth, was biologically the son of Hugh and Amanda.  Informant for Amanda's death record was listed as her son, not identified by name.  Amanda shares a common headstone with her mother Elizabeth and stepfather Hugh.], d. Dec- 2-1948 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,[523],[524],44 buried in Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,44 resided in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,81 census 1880, 1900 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, occupation farmer, postmaster.81,[525]

                                     

                                      He was postmaster of Post Office in Aspinall, Lewis Co, WV, in 1888.  The Aspinall Post Office was closed in 1907, with service then handled by the Confluence (now Orlando) Post Office.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Freemans Creek), enumerated on Jun 2 1880:

                                      Marion Gaston, 28, farmer; wife Nancy M, 23; dau Myrtil, 3; (son) Simpson, 8 months.

                                      (Note:  Basis for wife's name listed as Nancy is unknown, as both her marriage and death records show it to be Angeline.)

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Freemans Creek District), enumerated on Jun 30 1900:

                                      Marion Gaston, 47, b. Jun 1852, farmer, married 24 yrs; wife Angeline M, 45, b. Dec 1854, mother of 3 children (all still living); son Simpon, 20, b. Sep 1879; son Harvey, 14, b. Jun 1886.[526]

                                     

                                      He married Jan-5-1876 in Gilmer Co, WV,[527] Angeline M. Keller, also known as Ellen Kelley,181 census name Nancy M.,501 b. Dec-17-1856 in Gilmer Co, WV,81 d. Nov- 7-1926 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,[528],[529] buried in Waldeck Cemetery, Lewis Co, WV,44,81 census 1900 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV.

                                     

                                      Maiden name has also been reported as Kelley and Kellar.  Obituary (Weston Independent) gave burial in Sassafras Cemetery, and parents being from Gilmer Co, WV.  Obituary also gave marriage date as June 6 1876, which is at variance with marriage record of Jan 5 1876.  Four surviving brothers were given as residents of Kansas.

 

49.  Susana Jett, b. btwn 1780 - 1790,[530] d. May- 1-184_,295 census 1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

       

        No record of the parentage or other information of Susana Jett has been found.

       

        In Book 2, p. 388, of Harrison County Marriage Bonds is a record of a bond of $150 being paid by Hugh Gaston and James Coberly (spelling may be Cubberly) in connection with the marriage of Hugh Gaston and "Susana Jett of full age."  It is unknown what relationship existed between James Coberly and Susana Jett; we have found only that a James Coberly (b. 1779) and wife Letitia "Tisha" Jett (b. 1783) were residents of Harrison/Gilmer Co in that time period.

       

        A W. Guy Tetrick family information survey completed by great-grandson Ira Dow Gaston in 1931stated that his grandparents were Hugh Gaston, born 1788, died July 5 1888, and Susana Jett, born "unknown," daughter of "unknown," they were married in 1811, and she died May 1 1849.  The reported death date is considered suspect,, since husband Hugh Gaston is known to have remarried on June 1 1848.

 

52.  Josiar Hart, also known as Josiah Hart,237 also known as Josias Hart,[531] b. 1788 in Baltimore, MD,237 d. May-17-1867,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 [Hand-carved inscription on the fieldstone marker reads:  "Josiar Hart, the Pap of John G. Hart, died in the yeare of our Lord 1867 May the 17"], census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA [In household of son John.], census 1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, census 1830 in Baltimore County, MD, occupation shoemaker.237  He married Dec-22-1814 in Baltimore, MD,[532] Sarah Garrett, also known as Sara Garrett.44

                                      Children:

        26.               i        John G. Hart, b. Nov-18-1813 in Maryland,295,322 [Moved from Maryland to Harrison Co, (W)VA at age two, per grandson John W. Hart.], d. Feb-24-1895,323 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.228,183  He married Oct-22-1844 in Ritchie Co, WV,324 [But headstone of wife states marriage date as Sep 22 1844.], Melinda Ann Nutter, also known as Melinda Anna Nutter,44 also known as Linda Nutter.93

                             ii       Elizabeth Hart, b. ca 1817 in Maryland,[533],181 d. Feb- 8-1885 in Harrison Co, WV,37 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.  She married182,181 Oct-  -1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37 [Marriage bond signed by the husband's brother, Edmund L. Cain, and by the wife's father, Josiah Hart, on Oct 28 1839.  The marriage record itself does not specify a date.], Isaac Cain, b. ca 1810,533 d. Dec-  -1864 in Point Lookout, St. Marys Co, MD,[534] buried in Point Lookout, St. Marys Co, MD,534 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      Isaac Cain, 50, Elizabeth, 43; Mary C, 20; William J, 18; Jerome, 15; Luverna, 14; Serrepta, 12; Brunett (female), 10; James B, 4; John F, 2.

                                     

                                      Isaac Cain and his son William fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War.  They were both shot at the Battle of Gettysburg, and both were captured when Isaac refused to leave his more severely wounded son.  William was taken to a local hospital, where he soon died.  Isaac was transported to Point Lookout, Maryland, where he was confined as a Prisoner of War until his death in December 1864.

                                     

                                      Point Lookout was the largest Union POW camp and had by far the worst living conditions.  Built to accommodate 10,000 prisoners, its population at the end of the war had grown to 22,000.  Shelter consisted only of various types of tents, with no barracks to protect the men from the elements.  At least 3,584 prisoners died there over a 22-month period.  There were only 50 escapes.[535]

                             iii      Mary Hart, b. Nov-16-1821 in Maryland [The 1860 Census of Doddridge County gives age as 34 (b. ca 1826), born in Virginia, while the 1870 Census gives age 48 (b. ca 1822), born in Maryland, and the 1880 Census gives age 60 (b. ca 1820), born in Maryland.  Her death record in May 1892 gives age as 63 (b. ca 1829), born in Barbour Co; both age and birthplace are considered incorrect.  Brad Spiker specifies birthdate as Nov 16 1821.  Don Norman, in "The Descendants of Josiah Hart," reports birth as ca 1828, probably based on her death record.], d. May-18-1892 at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,489 buried at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,490 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married181 1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294,37,465 John B. Nutter,261 census name John Nutter, Jr.,237 b. ca 1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,183,98 [The 1860 Census shows age as 35, putting birth in about 1825.  But the 1870 Census shows his age as 53, putting birth in about 1817, and the 1880 Census shows his age as 63, also putting birth in about 1817.  Don Norman's "Descendants of Christopher Nutter" reports birth date as 1818, corresponding to age 74 in death record.], d. Nov-26-1892 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,488,294 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,82 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      John Nutter, Jr, 25, farmer; Mary, 22; Josiah, 6; Sarah, 5; Wilson, 1.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      John Nutter, 35; Mary, 34; Isaiah (sic), 16; Sarah, 14; Wilson, 11; E (female), 5; S (male), 3; H A (female), 2.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

                                      John Nutter, 53, farmer, b. Va; Mary, 48, b. Md; Wilson, 21; Margaretta, 21; Hester A, 12; John W, 9; Sylvanus, 4.

                                      (Note:  Although relationships are not stated, Margaretta is presumed to be the wife of Wilson.)

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 10 1880:

                                      John Nutter, 63, farmer, currently afflicted with rheumatism; wife Mary, 60, b. Md; dau Hester A, 22; son John W, 19; son Sylvanus, 14.

                             iv      Josiah Hart, Jr., also known as Josiar Hart, Jr., b. May-  -1829 in Baltimore County, MD,104,97 d. Feb-14-1909 in Doddridge Co, WV,[536] buried (no marker) in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV, census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1890 in Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV,87 census 1880 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer,[537],104 military Dec- 2-1861 - Dec- 1-1864 Pvt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.87,89

                                     

                                       Civil War records on file at the Doddridge County Court House indicate that Josiah [sic] Hart enlisted in the Union Army on Dec 2 1861 and was discharged on Dec 1 1864, with the rank of Private.  His unit was Company M, 6th Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.  His birth was reported as 1829 in Maryland, his death as Feb 14 1909 at Joy, Doddridge Co, and his burial at the Hart Cemetery on the Hart Farm in Joy.  Cause of death:  pneumonia.  His residence was listed as Joy, and his next of kin as J. W. Hart (relationship not indicated), Oxford Route 1, WV.

                                     

                                      He married Aug-25-1853 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[538] Mary Mathew, b. Jan-  -1832 in Preston Co, (W)VA,104,97 d. bef Feb 1909,[539] census 1880, 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.

 

53.  Sarah Garrett, also known as Sara Garrett,44 b. ca 1792 in Maryland,237 d. Apr- 3-1858,[540] buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 [From a photograph, the hand-carved inscription on the fieldstone marker reads:  "Garrett, Sarah Hart, the wife of Josiar Hart, died in the yeare of our Lord 1850 April 3."  Subsequent to the taking of that photo, the lower portion of the fieldstone, containing the date, has deteriorated and no longer exists.], census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

54.  Andrew Nutter, (see same person above # 46) also known as Anda Nutter,99 b. ca 1791 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294 [Don Norman gives birth as about 1791 in Harrison County, and age 59 in 1850 Census would also put it in about 1791.  But Hardesty states that Andrew Nutter died in 1855 at the age of 61, which would make the birth year about 1794.], d. 1855,294,483 resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,484,237 occupation farmer.237  He married Jan-20-1814 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294 Malinda Willis,

       

        1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 24 1850:

        Andrew Nutter, age 59, born in Virginia, occupation farmer; Malinda Nutter, 59, b. Virginia; Sarah Nutter, 17, b. Virginia; Elizabeth Nutter, 13, b. Virginia; Julia Warren, 25, b. Virginia; Willis N. Warren, 3, b. Ohio; Elizabeth Nutter, 93, b. South Carolina.  All four of the adults in the household were indicated as being unable to read and write.

        (Note:  The surname for Willis Warren was originally entered as "Nutter," which was lined out and replaced with a ditto mark under "Warren" of the preceding line.  The surname for Elizabeth, whose entry followed Willis's, was entered simply with a ditto mark directly under the lined out "Nutter," giving the appearance of indicating Nutter as her surname rather than Warren.  This was presumably Andrews's mother, Elizabeth Cottrell Nutter.)

                                      Children:

                             i        Andrew Nutter, Jr., b. Dec-  -1814,294 d. in infancy.294

                             ii       Willis Nutter, b. Sep-15-1815,294 d. Mar- 8-1860,294 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation Justice of the Peace.486  He married Jan-31-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,487,486,294 Juliet Richards, also known as Julia,484 census name Juliett,237 b. ca 1820,237 [Age given as 30 in 1850 Census, but as 50 in 1860 Census.], resided in Harrison Co, (W)VA,484 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      Willis and Juliet Richards Nutter, of pioneer families, settled on land on Hughes River, Southwest District, in present-day Doddridge Co, WV, where Willis served as Justice of the Peace for 20 years.  After his death in 1860, the farm passed out of the family.  Willis was a direct descendant of Thomas Nutter (d. 1732), Captain in the Revolutionary War, who built Fort Nutter on his land, now Nutter Fort, Harrison Co, WV.  His gravesite is marked by a government historical marker.  Willis and wife Juliet had nine children, four of whom, Andrew, Thomas, Willis Floyd, and Phylander served in the Union Army in the Civil War, as did their sister Mary Catherine's husband, John Gribble.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 231850:

                                      Willis Nutter, 34, farmer; Juliett, 30; Mary C, 10; Andrew J, 8; Thomas, 6; Floid, 4; Nancy, 2.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 12 1860:

                                      A. J. Nutter (male), 19, farmer; J. Nutter (female), 50; T. J. Nutter (male) 16; Mary C. Nutter (female), 20; F. W. Nutter (male), 14; P. A. Nutter (male), 10; E. M. Nutter (male), 8; William F. Nutter, 5.486

                             iii      John B. Nutter,261 census name John Nutter, Jr.,237 b. ca 1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,183,98 [The 1860 Census shows age as 35, putting birth in about 1825.  But the 1870 Census shows his age as 53, putting birth in about 1817, and the 1880 Census shows his age as 63, also putting birth in about 1817.  Don Norman's "Descendants of Christopher Nutter" reports birth date as 1818, corresponding to age 74 in death record.], d. Nov-26-1892 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,488,294 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,82 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  He married181 1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294,37,465 Mary Hart, b. Nov-16-1821 in Maryland [The 1860 Census of Doddridge County gives age as 34 (b. ca 1826), born in Virginia, while the 1870 Census gives age 48 (b. ca 1822), born in Maryland, and the 1880 Census gives age 60 (b. ca 1820), born in Maryland.  Her death record in May 1892 gives age as 63 (b. ca 1829), born in Barbour Co; both age and birthplace are considered incorrect.  Brad Spiker specifies birthdate as Nov 16 1821.  Don Norman, in "The Descendants of Josiah Hart," reports birth as ca 1828, probably based on her death record.], d. May-18-1892 at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,489 buried at Market, Doddridge Co, WV,490 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      John Nutter, Jr, 25, farmer; Mary, 22; Josiah, 6; Sarah, 5; Wilson, 1.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      John Nutter, 35; Mary, 34; Isaiah (sic), 16; Sarah, 14; Wilson, 11; E (female), 5; S (male), 3; H A (female), 2.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

                                      John Nutter, 53, farmer, b. Va; Mary, 48, b. Md; Wilson, 21; Margaretta, 21; Hester A, 12; John W, 9; Sylvanus, 4.

                                      (Note:  Although relationships are not stated, Margaretta is presumed to be the wife of Wilson.)

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 10 1880:

                                      John Nutter, 63, farmer, currently afflicted with rheumatism; wife Mary, 60, b. Md; dau Hester A, 22; son John W, 19; son Sylvanus, 14.

        23.               iv      Nancy Nutter, b. Feb-22-1818 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,73 [Don Norman reports birth date as 1820.], d. Jun-29-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,293,106,294 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.  She married260,261 Oct-22-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,262 William M. Watson.

                             v       Andrew Nutter, Jr., also known as Anda Nutter,182,181,491 b. 1821 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,294 d. Oct- 5-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,294 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.  He married182,181 Elizabeth Stout, b. ca 1824,491 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

                             vi      Julia A. Nutter, also known as Juliet Nutter,181 b. Oct-  -1823,113 d. Feb- 4-1912 in Doddridge Co, WV,106,8 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,8 resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,485,8,237 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):

                                      Julia A. Warren, 46, b. Va; Willis, 23, b. Ohio.

                                     

                                      1910 Census, Doddridge County WV (Southwest District), enumerated Apr 29 1910:

                                      Julia Warren, 86, widowed (mother of two children, one still living); and Willis Warren, 63, single.

                                     

                                      Her obituary, which was found in an undated clipping, spells name "Waren" and is presented here in its entirety:

                                      "Mrs. Julia Waren Dead.  Mrs. Julia Waren, a well known old lady residing near Oxford, died at the home of her son, Willis Waren, Sunday night at 10 o'clock.  Old age is given as the cause of her death, she being in her eighty-eighth year.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Hart cemetery on Middle Fork, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock."

                                     

                                      She married181 Apr-24-1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37,294 Robert Warren, d. bef Jul 1850 [Presumed.  In the 1850 Census, his wife and son were without him in her father's household.  Other than his marriage, no further record of him has been found.].

        27.               vii     Melinda Ann Nutter, also known as Melinda Anna Nutter,44 also known as Linda Nutter,93 b. Apr- 9-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,44,375 [While her headstone shows a birth date of Apr 9 1828, researcher Don Norman states her birth as 1816, and grandson John Washington Hart, in a family information survey completed in 1931, reports it as Apr 9 1814.  But those two dates are considered unlikely given the birth of her last child in 1871.], d. Mar-24-1877 in Doddridge Co, WV,375 [Grandson John W. Hart, in a W. Guy Tetrick family information survey completed in 1931, reports her date of death as Mar 24 1872.], buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Oct-22-1844 in Ritchie Co, WV,324 [But headstone of wife states marriage date as Sep 22 1844.], John G. Hart.

                             viii    F. A. Nutter, b. 1829.294

                             ix      Sarah Nutter, also known as Sally Nutter,181 b. 1833,294 d. [A death certificate is on file for a Sarah Hart who died on Apr 14 1918 in the community of Joy, Central District, Doddridge Co WV.  No age or other identifying information is provided, other than that she was a widow.  This may or may not be the same person.].  She married99,181 Jan-28-1851 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,492,294 William C. Hart, b. ca 1816 in Maryland,467 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 24 1870:

                                      Wm. C. Hart, 54, b. Maryland, farmer; Sarah, 30; Linda A, 17; Aaron, 10; Mary E, 8.

                             x       Elizabeth Nutter, b. Jul-11-1835,294 d. Feb- 7-1898,294 buried in Cloverdale Church of Christ Cemetery, Pleasants Co, WV, resided in Pleasants Co, WV,485 resided 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.237  She married181 Jul-12-1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,493,92,294,483 John F. Hart, b. Sep-18-1834 in Tyler (now Wetzel) Co, (W)VA,483 d. Feb- 5-1907, buried in Cloverdale Church of Christ Cemetery, Pleasants Co, WV, resided 1884 in Union Mills, Pleasants Co, WV.483

                                     

                                      John F. Hart served his district several terms as District Clerk, he was one term on the Board of Education, he served two terms as surveyor of roads, and later served as secretary of the Board of Education.483

 

55.  Malinda Willis, (see same person above # 47) b. ca 1798,294,483 d. 1861,294,483 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.237,228

 

56.  Samuel Husk, b. 17__ in Virginia,220 d. bef 1830.169,377  He married Elizabeth ___,

       

        Samuel Husk predeceased his father, Frederick, who had died prior to June 1848.  Since Elizabeth appeared in the 1830 Census as the head of family, we must assume that Samuel had already died by then.

       

        1830 Census, Western District of Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        Household of Elizabeth Husk:

        1 female, age 60-69  (is this Elizabeth's mother or mother-in-law ?)

        1 female, 40-49  (this would be Elizabeth herself)

        2 females, 5-9  (daughters Mary & Elizabeth)

        1 female, under 5  (daughter Sarah)

        1 male, 15-19  (son Frederick)

        2 males, 10-14  (son Isaac, and another son ?)

        1 male, 5-9  (son Samuel)

       

        1840 Census, Western District of Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

        Household of Elizabeth Husk:

        1 female age 50-60  (this would be Elizabeth herself)

        1 female, 20-30  (dau Mary)

        1 female, 15-20  (dau Elizabeth)

        1 female, 10-15  (dau Sarah)

        1 male, 20-30  (son Frederick)

        2 males, 15-20  (son Samuel, and another son ?)

        (Note:  If ages are correct, son Isaac is not accounted for in this census.)

       

        The next-listed household is for Harvey Husk, with the following members:

        1 male, age 20-30

        3 males, under 5

        1 female, 20-30

        1 female, under 5

       

        We have not been able to determine how this Harvey Husk fits in with the other Husks of this genealogy.  Could he be the "other son" in the 1830 Census?

       

                                      Children:

                             i        Frederick Husk, b. Sep- 7-1815 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[541],[542] [1850 Census states birthplace as Pennsylvania.], d. Mar- 5-1893 in Doddridge Co, WV,[543] buried old family cemetery at Lick Run, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,[544] census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1840, 1850 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA.  He married99 Apr-5-1838 in Morristown, PA, Nancy Ann Britton, also known as Ann Britton,99 b. ca 1815 in Virginia,491 d. Jan- 8-1879 in Doddridge Co, WV,82 cause of death tuberculosis,82 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.491

                                     

                                      1840 Census, Monongalia Co, (W)VA:

                                      Census reported Frederick Husk as the head of family, age 20-30, with the other household members being one female age 20-30 (presumably wife Nancy) and one female age 60-70 (possibly mother-in-law Jane Wade Britton).

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, (W)VA:

                                      Frederick Husk, male, 44, born in Virginia, farmer; Nancy, female, 46; G. W., male, 17; L., male, 14; J. W., male, 12; Joseph W., male, 10; William, male, 6; M. E., female, 3.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 2 1870:

                                      Frederick Husk, 53, farmer, b. Pennsylvania; Nancy A, 55, b. Virginia; John W, 21, farmer; Joseph W, 19; William W, 17.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:

                                      Fridie Husk, 63, farmer; son Joseph W, 29, farmer; dau-in-law Nancy J, 28; grandson Samuel B, 6; granddau Olive B, 5; granddau Rosa L, 3; grandson Charles W, 2 months, b. Mar 1880.

                                     

                                      On July 18 1881, Frederick Husk filed for a government pension on the basis of his son George's military service in the Civil War.  .

        28.               ii       Isaac Husk, census name Isaac Hush,216 b. Jan-12-1818 in Greene Co, PA [Son George Washington Husk's death record identifies his father's birthplace as Pennsylvania, and daughter Martha's death record states father's birthplace as Greene Co, PA.  But 1850 Census of Greene Co, Pa. gives his birthplace as Virginia, while all other family members are shown as being born in Pennsylvania.  The 1900 Census of Doddridge County states his birth date as March 1819.], d. 1902 near Summers, Doddridge Co, WV,376,83 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 resided near Summers, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Aleppo Twp, Greene Co, PA, military (Civil War) Pvt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cav (Aug 1863 - Jun 1864) and Co C, 6th W.Va. Inf (1864 - Jun 1865).89,87,44  Partner Catherine Wright Evans.  He married (2) Elizabeth Jane Critchfield, also known as Jane Critchfield,44,377,94,181.

                             iii      Mary J. "Polly" Husk, also known as Polly Husk,99,94 b. Mar-21-1821,[545] d. Dec-15-1869,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,44 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA.  She married George Wade Britton, b. ca 1814 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[546],183,228 d. Nov-22-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,[547] census 1870 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV,183 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA [He had moved to Doddridge County in 1852, as on April 10th of that year Daniel Gaston conveyed to him 75 acres of land on a branch of Upper Run in Doddridge County.], census 1850 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.328,183

                             iv      Samuel A. Husk,378,382 b. Jun- 8-1823 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[548],[549],[550],220,[551] d. Nov-23-1888,548,551,378 buried in Husk Cemetery, north of Arnoldsburg (on old Grant Husk farm), Calhoun Co, WV,548 census 1880 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1850 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA, military Jan- 3-1862 - Jan- 3-1865 Civil War - Pvt, Co O, 6th Regmt, W. Va. Inf.551  He married Dorcas Anne Critchfield, also known as Dorcus Cressfield,181 b. Dec-11-1827 in Greene Co, PA,548,220 d. Nov-16-1914 in Adam, Calhoun Co, WV,[552],548 buried in Husk Cemetery, north of Arnoldsburg (on old Grant Husk farm), Calhoun Co, WV,548 [Headstone reads:  Dorces, wife of Samuel Husk.], census 1880, 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1850 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Wetzel County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated Aug 23 1850:

                                      Samuel Husk, 34; Dorcas, 24; Frederick, 10; John, 4; William, 5 months; Joel, 2.

                                     

                                      No entry for this family has been found in the 1860 Census.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Roane Co, WV (Walton Twp), enumerated on Jul 5 1870:

                                      Samuel Husk, 50, farmer; Dorcas, 42; Louisa, 17; Samuel, 14; Jesse, 12; Jane, 12; Sarah E, 9; Dorcas, 5; U S Grant, 3.  All born in Virginia except for the adult Dorcas, who was born in Pennsylvania.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Calhoun Co, WV (Lee District), enumerated on Jun 26 1880:

                                      Samuel Husk, 56, farmer; wife Darcas, 52; dau Darcas A, 14; son Grant, 13.  All born in Virginia except for the adult Dorcas, who was born in Pennsylvania.

                                     

                                      1900 Census, Calhoun Co, WV (Lee District), enumerated on Jun 4 1900:

                                      Head of household Grant Husk, 33, b. May 1867 in W.Va, farmer, single; mother Dorcas, 72, b. Dec 1827 in Pa, widowed, mother of 12 children (8 still living); servant Ballard A. Craddoc, white male, 18, b. Feb 1882 in W.Va; niece Nancy Coon, 15, b. Jun 1884.

                             v       Elizabeth Husk, b. ca 1825,328,444 d. ca 1865 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[553] buried in Miracle Run Cemetery, Monongalia Co, WV,[554] census 1850, 1860 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA.  She married Dec-14-1841,553 Horatio Britton, b. May- 3-1820 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,553,96 d. Feb-14-1897, buried in Toll Gate Baptist Church Cemetery, Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV,96 census 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV [In household of son John Wilson Britton.], census 1870 in Green District, Wetzel Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA, occupation school teacher,553 occupation farmer,328,[555] military Pvt, Co E, 17th WVa Inf, Civil War (enlisted 1864),89,231,[556]

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Monongalia Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 20 1850:

                                      Horatio Briton, 30, farmer; Elisabeth, 25; John W, 7; Edah, 5; Andrew O, 3; Asberry S, (?).  All born in Virginia except for John, who was born in Pennsylvania.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Monongalia Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 13 1860:

                                      Horatio Britton, 40, farm hand; Elizabeth, 35; John W, 17; Eda, 15; Andrew O, 13; Asberry, 10; Mark S, 7; Fernando, 4; Fielding H, 2.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Wetzel Co, WV (Green Twp), enumerated on Jun 27 1870:

                                      Horation Bri

                                     

                                      Soon after Elizabeth's death, Horatio moved his family to Tyler/Wetzel County, and later to Ritchie County.553

                             vi      Sarah Anne Husk, b. Feb- 6-1828 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,73,[557],[558],378 [or Pennsylvania, per 1880 Census], d. Dec-25-1889 near Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,187 buried in Auburn Community Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,187 census 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.  She married[559] ca 1845 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,378,[560] Selby Jr. Wade, b. Jan-10-1821 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,559,560,467 d. 1889 in Ritchie Co, WV,559,560 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.467

                                     

                                      In 1849, Sarah Anne Husk and her husband Selby Wade Jr. bought a 50-acre farm on Pedlar Run from their brother-in-law Horatio Britton (husband of Sarah's sister Mary Husk).  In 1851, the Wades sold the property to John Core and moved to Ritchie County.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 22 1880:

                                      Selby Wade, 39, farmer; Sarah A, 34; Andrew M, 13; James M, 12; Alpheus R, 10; Joseph D, 8; Thomas J, 4; Susan, 9 months.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Union Twp, Ritchie Co, WV:

                                      Selby Wade, age 49, farmer; wife Sarah A., age 42 (or 47); son Andrew M., age 22; son Thomas J., age 14; son John M., age 8.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV:

                                      Sarah A. Wade as head of household, divorced, age 51, born in Pennsylvania; son Jefferson, age 22; and son Miller, age 20.559,467

 

57.  Elizabeth ___, b. ca 1785 in Pennsylvania, d. aft Jun 1846,377 census 1830, 1840 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA.

 

58.  John Critchfield, Sr., also known as John Crihfield, Sr.,82 b. Jan-24-1786 in New Jersey,267,382 d. Dec-15-1865 in Trapp Run, Doddridge Co, WV,[561],[562],267. He married[563],185,378 [Marriage thought to be ca 1818 in Greene Co, PA.  [Fred Spuhler]], Sarah Whitlatch, also known as Sarah Whitlash.406

                                      Children:

                             i        Sarah Critchfield, b. 1819 in Greene Co, PA,406 d. Jun-27-1849.406  She married406 Joseph Kuhn.

                             ii       Absalom Critchfield, b. Oct-28-1820 in Greene Co, PA,406 d. Nov-12-1882 in Marion Co, WV.406

                                     

                                      It is considered likely that Absalom Critchfield was adopted.406

                                     

                                      He married (1) May- 2-1841 in Greene Co, PA,406 Abigail Maine, b. Nov- 2-1825 in Greene Co, PA, d. Nov-28-1862 in Greene Co, PA.  He married (2) Feb-10-1867 in Marion Co, WV,406 Mary Campbell.

                             iii      John Critchfield, Jr., census name J. Crihfield,228 census name J. Crichfield,[564] b. Jul-29-1822 in Greene Co, PA,406 census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

                                      J. Crihfield, 36, farmer; Elenor, 31; William, 15; J. (male), 12; S. (female), 10; E. J. (female), 8; Nancy, 6; S. E. (female), 4; T. (male), 2.  All born in Pennsylvania.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Roane Co, WV (Walton Twp), enumerated on Jun 25 1870:

                                      J. Crichfield, 50, b. Pa, farmer; Ellener, 40, b. Pa; Sarah, 19; Elizabeth, 17; Nancy, 15; Similda, 13; Thos. R, 11; Dorcas F, 9; Frances R, 7; Henry M, 2; Samuel T S, 3 months.  Parents born in Pennsylvania, all children born in West Virginia.

                                     

                                      He married267 (1) Sarah Freeland, b. in Greene Co, PA,267 d. Jan-  -1850 in Greene Co, PA.267  He married267 (2) Eleanor Maine, also known as Ellen Maine,94 also known as Elender,94 b. Dec-28-1829 in Greene Co, PA,267 d. Apr-21-1889 in Greene Co, PA,267 census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

        29.               iv      Elizabeth Jane Critchfield, also known as Jane Critchfield,44,377,94,181 b. Mar-17-1825 in Greene Co, PA,44,406 d. Feb-17-1890 in Doddridge Co, WV,44 buried in Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV,407 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.  She married Isaac Husk, census name Isaac Hush.216

                             v       Nancy Critchfield, b. 1826 in Greene Co, PA.406

                             vi      Dorcas Anne Critchfield, also known as Dorcus Cressfield,181 b. Dec-11-1827 in Greene Co, PA,548,220 d. Nov-16-1914 in Adam, Calhoun Co, WV,552,548 buried in Husk Cemetery, north of Arnoldsburg (on old Grant Husk farm), Calhoun Co, WV,548 [Headstone reads:  Dorces, wife of Samuel Husk.], census 1880, 1900 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1850 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA.  She married Samuel A. Husk,378,382 b. Jun- 8-1823 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,548,549,550,220,551 d. Nov-23-1888,548,551,378 buried in Husk Cemetery, north of Arnoldsburg (on old Grant Husk farm), Calhoun Co, WV,548 census 1880 in Lee District, Calhoun Co, WV, census 1870 in Walton District, Roane Co, WV, census 1850 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA, military Jan- 3-1862 - Jan- 3-1865 Civil War - Pvt, Co O, 6th Regmt, W. Va. Inf.551

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Wetzel County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated Aug 23 1850:

                                      Samuel Husk, 34; Dorcas, 24; Frederick, 10; John, 4; William, 5 months; Joel, 2.

                                     

                                      No entry for this family has been found in the 1860 Census.

                                     

                                      1870 Census, Roane Co, WV (Walton Twp), enumerated on Jul 5 1870:

                                      Samuel Husk, 50, farmer; Dorcas, 42; Louisa, 17; Samuel, 14; Jesse, 12; Jane, 12; Sarah E, 9; Dorcas, 5; U S Grant, 3.  All born in Virginia except for the adult Dorcas, who was born in Pennsylvania.