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Andrew Jackson RAMSEY

Male 1857 - 1946  (89 years)


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  • Name Andrew Jackson RAMSEY 
    Census 1880, 1900, 10, 20  Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 3 Mar 1857  Lexington, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Birth date given in 1900 Census as March 1858.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Rockbridge Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Union District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1878  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1930, 1940  Bunnells Run, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1, 2, 5
    Residence Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 11 Mar 1946  Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • His death record indicates only that burial was in Pennsboro, cemetery not named. While it is reasonable to assume that he was buried with his wife at the Wilson Cemetery, readings of that cemetery have found a headstone for her, but not for him.
    Person ID I92344  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 

    Father Anderson Jackson RAMSEY,   b. CA 1813, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1892  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" LILLY,   b. CA 1817, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41653  Group Sheet

    Family Lydia Jane RICHARDS,   b. 22 Jul 1857, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1936, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1878  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • 1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay Twp), enumerated on Jun 15 1880:
      J. P. Woodside (male), 62, b. Pa. (both parents b. Pa.), single, farmer; nephew A. J. Ramsey, 22, b. Va. (both parents b. Va.), farmer, married; niece Lydia J, 22, b. WVa (father b. WVa, mother b. Pa.), can read, cannot write; Virginia Ramsey, 7 months, b. WVa (father b. Va, mother b. WVa), birth month October.

      1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Jun 9 1900:
      Andrew J. Ramsay, 42, b. Mar 1858, farmer, married 21 yrs; wife Liddie J, 42, b. Jul 1857, can read, cannot write, married 21 yrs, mother of 9 children (8 stil living); son Wilber K, 17, b. Feb 1883; son Walter C, 15, b. Dec 1884; dau Cora M, 13, b. Dec 1886; son Clark A, 11, b. Nov 1888; dau Pearlie O, 6, b. Mar 1894; son Thomas E. J, 3, b. Sep 1896; dau Susan V. E, 20, b. Oct 1879, single. All born in West Virginia except Andrew, born in Virginia. All children except the two youngest were attending school.
      NOTE: Daughter Susan, going by the name Jennie Ramsey, was also enumerated in the household of her sister & brother-in-law, Mary & Albert Parkhill, in Grafton, Taylor County.

      1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on May 9 1910:
      Andrew J. Ramsey, 53, farmer, married 31 yrs; wife Lyda J, 53, married 31 yrs, mother of 9 children (8 still living); son Wilbert K, 28, single, farm laborer on home farm; dau Pearl O, 14; son Thomas E, 10. All born in West Virginia except Andrew, born in Virginia.

      1920 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Mar 1 1920:
      A. J. Ramsey, 62, b. Va, farmer; wife Lyda J, 63, b. WVa.
      The next enumerated household was that of Wilber & Icy Ramsey and their son Woodrow.

      1930 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Apr 23 1930 at Bunnells Run:
      Andrew J. Ramsey, 71, farmer; wife Lydia J, 72; son Thomas E. J, 30, farmer; dau-in-law Florence M, 28; granddau Ruth A, 8; grandson Allen E, 4; grandson Thomas E. J. Jr, 1. All born in West Virginia except Andrew, born in Virginia.
      The next enumerated household was that of Wilbert K. & Icy Ramsey and their six children.

      Following Lydia's death in November 1936, Andrew remained head of household with his son Thomas and his family.

      1940 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on May 1 1940 at Bunnells Run:
      Jack Ramsey, 82, widowed; son Thomas, 35, road construction worker, married; dau-in-law Florence, 33; granddau Ruth, 18; grandson Allen, 15; grandson Jack, 12; grandson Norbert, 10; granddau Rosa Lee, 8; granddau Helen, 6. [7]
    Children 
     1. Susan Virginia Elizabeth RAMSEY,   b. 20 Oct 1879, Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1962, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Mary Margaret RAMSEY,   b. 12 May 1881, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1969, Hopemont, Preston Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Wilbert King RAMSEY,   b. 18 Feb 1884, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1965, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Walter Clarence RAMSEY,   b. 18 Jan 1886, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1918, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +5. Cora May RAMSEY,   b. Dec 1886, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age ~ 31 years)
     6. Clark Andrew RAMSEY,   b. 11 Nov 1891, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1942, Bunnells Run, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +7. Pearl Octavo RAMSEY,   b. 9 Mar 1894, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1976  (Age 81 years)
    +8. Thomas Earl Jackson RAMSEY,   b. 18 Sep 1896, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1984  (Age 87 years)
    Family ID F39780  Group Sheet

  • Documents
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    92344_RAMSEY_AndrewJackson_1857-1946_DeathCertificate.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx), http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=34633&Type=Death.

    2. [S2140] 1900 Census, Ritchie County, WV (Clay District).

    3. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV, MR p. 39, Line 104 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11539238&Type=Marriage.

    4. [S1604] Death record of son.

    5. [S2204] 1880 Census, Ritchie County, WV (Clay District).

    6. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV, MR p. 39, Line 104 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11539238&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Andrew J. Ramsey, 21, farmer, b. WVa, res. Ritchie Co, son of Anderson & Elizabeth; and Lydia J. Richards, 21, b. & res. in Ritchie Co, dau of Wm. & Margaret. Married Dec 24 1878 in Ritchie County, officiated by Wm. B. Wilcox.

    7. [S1592] Birth record of daughter.