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Priscilla JONES

Female 1806 - 1880  (74 years)


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  • Name Priscilla JONES 
    Born 1806  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850, 1860  Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1880  [1
    Buried Wilson Cemetery, Beason (Pennsboro), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29171  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father James JONES,   b. 1762,   d. 1850  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sarah RAVENSCRAFT,   b. 1776,   d. 1860  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F27969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin RICHARDS,   b. CA 1796,   d. Bef Jun 1880  (Age ~ 84 years)  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 12 1850:
      Benjamin Richards, 54, farmer, value of real estate $600, cannot read/write; Priscilla, 44, cannot read/write; Cath E, 21, cannot read/write; Geo. W, 19, farmer; Benjamin L. (?), 14; Jacob H, 12; Elias C, 9; Mahala, 4; Clarinda, 2. All born in Virginia.

      1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 18 1860:
      Benj. Richards, 67, farmer, value of real estate $1200, value of personal estate $200, cannot read/write; Priscilla, 54, cannot read/write; Catharine A, 31; Benj. F, 24, value of real estate $200, value of personal estate $60; Jacob H, 22, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $70; Elias C, 19; Mahala, 14; Indianna, 12; Fracitta Clayton, 9, medical condition deaf; Stephen R. Clayton, 5. All born in Virginia.
      NOTE: The next enumerated household was that of son George:
      Geo. W. Richards, 29, farmer, value of real estate $500, value of personal estate $200; Eliza, 25; Loveica, 6; Irving, 4; Rebecca, 1.

      1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay Twp), enumerated on Jul 28 1870:
      Benjamin Richards, 77, farmer, value of real estate $1000, value of personal estate $220, cannot read/write; Percella, 64, cannot read/write; Mahala E, 22; Indiana J, 20; Elias C, 29, farmer, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $500; Elizabeth, 19; Rosa E, 6 months, birth month November. All born in Virginia/West Virginia except for Elizabeth, born in Ohio.
      NOTE: The next enumerated household was that of son George:
      George W. Richards, 39, farmer, value of real estate $800, value of personal estate $412; Eliza, 35, cannot write; Lovica, 16, cannot write; Irvin, 13, cannot write; Rebecca, 11, cannot write; Noah, 8; Z. (or B.) W. (female), 3; George W, 1; Samuel Calhoun, 60, b. WVa, occupation (blank), cannot read/write.

      In 1880, the widowed Priscilla was enumerated in the household of her twice-married daughter Indiana.
      1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), eunumerated on Jun 4 1880:
      George E. Miller, 28, farmer; wife Indiana J, 29; son Irwin E, 2; stepson Thomas S. Jones, 11, attended school within the year, cannot write; stepson George W. Jones, 7; mother-in-law Percilla Richards, 74, widowed, cannot write. [5]
    Children 
     1. George W. RICHARDS,   b. CA 1831, Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1888, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Benjamin F. RICHARDS,   b. CA 1839, Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elias C. RICHARDS,   b. 1841,   d. 1916  (Age 75 years)
     4. Mahala E. RICHARDS,   b. CA 1846, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Clarinda RICHARDS,   b. CA 1848
     6. Indiana Jane RICHARDS,   b. 1 Mar 1851, Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1898, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Family ID F11109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilson Cemetery, Beason (Pennsboro), Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    2. [S2066] 1850 Census, Ritchie County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    4. [S1567] Marriage record of son.

    5. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com).