Doddridge County Roots

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Susannah J. COSTILOW

Female 1838 - 1928  (90 years)


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  • Name Susannah J. COSTILOW 
    Born 9 Jan 1838  Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1872  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1890  Alpha (Big Flint), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1900, 1910  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Aug 1924  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 8 Sep 1928  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The death date on her headstone is reported as 1924. But her obituary, in the Sep 20 1928 issue of the "West Union Herald," shows it to be Sep 8 1928.
    Buried Shirley Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I43458  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2018 

    Father Christopher COSTILOW,   b. 1805, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1859  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Mary REEDER,   b. 1807, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1890  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F17551  Group Sheet

    Family 1 William FINLEY,   b. CA 1840,   d. 18 Oct 1864, Winchester, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [8
    Married 2 Dec 1858  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth FINLEY,   b. 17 Nov 1859, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1936, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Berthena FINLEY,   b. 20 Sep 1861, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F17550  Group Sheet

    Family 2 John E. KINNEY,   b. 6 Jul 1841, Perry Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1924, Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1872  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Notes 
    • From John E. Kinney's obituary:
      "When his father and family came to Doddridge County, they had to cut a road through the forest from Big Flint to Nutter Fork to get their wagons to their destination."

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated in Jun 1880:
      John E. Kinney, 38, farmer; wife Susannah J, 43; dau Mary J, 19; son James W, 14; dau Josephine, 12; dau Susan S, 10; son Homer W, 5; dau Ida M, 2; stepdau Mary E Finley, 20, single; stepdau Burtheny Finley, 18, single.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 7 1900:
      John E. Kinney, 59, b. Jul 1840 (corrected from 1841) in Ohio, farmer, married 28 yrs; wife Susanah, 62, b. Jan 1838 in W.Va, married 28 yrs, mother of 4 children (all still living); dau Mary J, 37, b. Aug 1862, single; dau Alice V, 27, b. Dec 1872, single; dau Ida M, 22, b. Jul 1877, single; dau Anna A, 18, b. Jul 1881, single.

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on May 5 1910:
      John E. Kinney, 68, b. Ohio, farmer, married 38 yrs (2nd marriage); wife Susana, 72, b. WVa, married 38 yrs (2nd marriage), mother of 6 children (all still living); dau Mary J, 48, single; dau Alice V, 36, single; dau Ida M, 25, single; dau Anna A, 21, single.
      (Note: It appears that daughters Ida and Anna wanted to appear younger than they were, as their stated ages were only 3 years older than in the prior census. Two years later in her marriage record, Anna's age was given as 25. Her birth record shows that her actual birth date was Jul 1 1881.)
    Children 
     1. Alice Victoria KINNEY,   b. 26 Dec 1872, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1956, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Homer W. KINNEY,   b. Aug 1874, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. Ida May KINNEY,   b. Jul 1877, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1960, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     4. Anna A. KINNEY,   b. 1 Jul 1881, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age 96 years)
    Family ID F17549  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1890 - Alpha (Big Flint), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shirley Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S2093] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant District).

    3. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    4. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    5. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    6. [S110] Obituary of husband.

    7. [S2336] Tyler County West Virginia Cemeteries (website), Gary Patterson, (http://myplace.frontier.com/~garyepatterson/cemidx.htm).

    8. [S1590] Death record of daughter.

    9. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    10. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as John E. Kinney, widowed, 30, b. Perry Co OH, res. Doddridge Co, son of George & Mary Jane; and Susannah Finley, widowed, 33, b. Barbour Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Christopher & Mary Costilow. Married Mar 17 1872.