Doddridge County Roots

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Isaac Riley ELLIFRITT

Male 1837 - 1889  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Isaac Riley ELLIFRITT 
    Born CA 1837  [1, 2
    • Age 53y 5m in death record would put birth in about April 1836, possibly in conflict with older sister Mary Ellen. His headstone has only his death date and age 52, putting his birth in about 1837. Birthplace given in marriage record as Harrison County, but his death record shows it as Maryland, same as at least one older sibling.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 15 Nov 1862 to 29 Jun 1865  [3, 4
    Sgt, Co K, 10th W.Va. Infantry, Civil War 
    • Military records show that Isaac Ellefrit (sic) joined for duty in Harrisville on August 10, 1862, age 27. He mustered in as Private in Co. K, 10th W.Va. Infantry on November 15, 1862 in Beverly, Randolph County. He was admitted to Patterson Park General Hospital in Baltimore on August 8, 1864, diagnosed with rheumatism. Ritchie County is listed as his residence, with a Greenwood Post Office (Doddridge County) for his wife's mailing address. He was promoted to Sergeant on May 4, 1865, and he mustered out in Richmond on June 29, 1865.
    Census 1870  Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [5, 6, 7
    Died 10 Sep 1889  Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Cause: gored by a bull 
    Buried Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 10
    Person ID I92495  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 4 May 2019 

    Father Samuel E. ELLIFRITT,   b. 1794, Hampshire Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane DUCKWORTH,   b. 1801, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1819  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Erziller LEESON,   b. CA 1836, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1888, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1859  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. William E. ELLIFRITT,   b. CA 1861
     2. Rosabelle ELLIFRITT,   b. 10 Sep 1862, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1943, Spencer, Roane Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Mary ELLIFRITT,   b. CA 1866
     4. Gertrude ELLIFRITT,   b. Jan 1868, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Frank Leslie ELLIFRITT,   b. 24 May 1872, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1944, Nicholas Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F39850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: gored by a bull - 10 Sep 1889 - Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    2. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.

    3. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    5. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 22, Line 266 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5048567&Type=Death.

    6. [S2020] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest District).

    7. [S2203] 1870 Census, Ritchie County, WV (Clay Twp).

    8. [S2568] West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    9. [S5] Headstone.

    10. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    11. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 128 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790772&Type=Marriage.
      Record of license issuance, marriage record p. 25:
      Identified as Isaac R. Elefritts, 21, son of Saml & Mary Elefritts; and Erziller Leeson, 22, dau of Wm & Mary Leeson. Marriage license issued Sep 26 1859.
      http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11789703&Type=Marriage
      Record of marriage:
      Identified as I. F. Elefrits, 21, farmer, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Samuel & Mary; and Erziler Leeson, 23, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Wm & Mary Leeson. Married Sep 29 1859 in Doddridge County by John P. White.