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William Leonard DOAK

Male 1860 -


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  • Name William Leonard DOAK 
    Born 18 Nov 1860  Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth date given in 1900 Census as Nov 1862, but age in 1910 Census and in both of his marriage records would put birth in about 1861. Birthplace given in 1883 marriage record as Ritchie County, but in 1894 marriage record as Doddridge County. His birth record shows that his birth was on Nov 18 1860 in Ritchie County.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1883  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1894  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1900  Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1900  [4
    day laborer 
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Taylor Co, WV (City of Grafton), enumerated on Jun 25 1900:
      William L. Doak, 37, b. Nov 1862, day laborer, married 5 yrs; wife Mary, 40, b. May 1860, married 5 yrs, mother of 1 child (not living); father-in-law Michael Ryan, 86, b. Feb 1814 in Ireland, widowed.
    Person ID I104282  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2016 

    Father Isaiah DOAK,   b. 21 Mar 1837, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1919, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Eleanor FREEMAN,   b. 29 Mar 1837, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1917, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1859  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18780  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah M. MCGINNIS,   b. 1862 
    Married 18 Oct 1883  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Minnie Ellen DOAK,   b. 19 Nov 1884, Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1959, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F43473  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary RYAN,   b. CA 1859, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Nov 1894  Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F43474  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1894 - Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV.

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    4. [S2019] 1900 Census, Taylor County, WV.

    5. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV, MR p. 52, line 81 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11539110&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Wm. L. Doak, single, 22, b. & res. in Richie Co; and Sarah M. McGuinis, single, 20, b. & res. in Ritchie Co. Married Oct 18 1883 in Ritchie County, officiated by D. M. Ward.