Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Zachariah OFFUTT

Male 1826 - 1906  (80 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Zachariah OFFUTT 
    Born 12 Jul 1826  Montgomery Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1855  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [3
    Residence Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Colonel, Civil War  [4
    • Zachariah Offutt's headstone contains no military information. But his entry in "Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. II," p. 8, includes the following: "Military Information. Offnutt [sic], Col. Zachariah. Married Harriet Neely on 25 November 1855. WUR [West Union Record] 21 December 1906. Reprint WUR 16 December 1937. Page 4. Also WVHE [West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia], Page 47." We have been unable to find any primary source, to include Civil War records on file at the U.S. National Archives (www.fold3.com), to confirm that Zachariah Offutt had any military service.
    Died 13 Dec 1906  Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Date on headstone is Dec 14 1906, but death record states Dec 13 1906. A report of his death occurring in Moundsville was almost certainly a result of confusing that city name with Morgansville, the community in Doddridge County where he lived.
    Buried Archbold Cemetery, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I62901  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 

    Father Andrew OFFUTT,   b. 1775,   d. Jan 1837  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth WARFIELD,   b. 14 Jul 1782, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1863  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F26167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriett NEELY,   b. 12 Dec 1836, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1901  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1855  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 4 1860:
      Zachariah Offut, 33, marchant, value of real estate $900, value of personal estate $200; Harriet, 23; Howard, 3; Frank, 2; Eliza, 1; Anna Latta, 8. All born in Virginia except for Zachariah, born in Maryland.
      NOTE: Ann Elizabeth Lattea was the daughter of George Madison Lattea & Christiana Jane Haught, who were divorced. Some of their children, Ann being one, were placed in foster homes, both parents soon remarrying. On March 17, 1861, Christiana (Haught) Roney petitioned the Doddridge County Court to bind her 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth Lattea to Zachariah Offutt. Ann Elizabeth Lattea was not with the Offutt family in the 1870 Census because she had married Daniel M. Fletcher in 1866 in Tyler.County.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 17 1870:
      Zackariah Offutt, 42, b. Md, farmer, value of real estate $2,500, value of personal estate $500; Hariet, 32, b. Va; Howard, 13, b. Tennessee (or Louisiana ?); Eliza, 11, b. Md; Hariet, 8, b. Va; Robert W, 6, b. WVa; Willie, 4, b. WVa; Eveline, 2, b. WVa.

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpioneers/doddridgecountyhistory.html
    Children 
     1. Howard W. OFFUTT,   b. 26 Aug 1856, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1878, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Frank M. OFFUTT,   b. 10 Dec 1857,   d. 24 Jul 1889  (Age 31 years)
     3. Eliza OFFUTT,   b. CA 1859, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Harriet "Hattie" OFFUTT,   b. CA 1862, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1918, Kingwood, Preston Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. Robet Wallace OFFUTT,   b. 13 Dec 1863, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1904, Lancaster, Fairfield Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     6. Willie G. OFFUTT,   b. 3 Dec 1866, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Eva Belle OFFUTT,   b. CA 1868, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Matthew Neely OFFUTT,   b. 10 Nov 1870, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1924, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     9. Mary H. OFFUTT,   b. 19 Oct 1872,   d. 14 Oct 1939  (Age 66 years)
     10. John E. OFFUTT,   b. 24 Apr 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F26166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1906 - Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Archbold Cemetery, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

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

    3. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    4. [S2544] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. II, Donald Edward Ramage, (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    5. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.