Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abraham WILLIAMS was born Jan 1830, Monongalia Co, (W)VA (son of Joseph WILLIAMS and Elizabeth NUSE).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Census: 1850, Monongalia Co, (W)VA
    • Residence: 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA
    • Census: 1860, Doddridge Co, (W)VA
    • Military: From 26 Dec 1861 to 1 Dec 1864; Pvt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (guard duty at No. 4 Tunnel/Bridge of the N.W.V.R.R.)
    • Census: 1870, New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV
    • Census: 1880, Otter District, Braxton Co, WV
    • Residence: 1886, Gilmer Co, WV
    • Census: 1900, Glenville District, Gilmer Co, WV


    Age 17 in the 1850 Census would put birth in about 1833. But subsequent records consistently put it in about 1830. The 1900 Census specifies his birth as June 1830, age 69.

    Military records show that Abraham Williams enlisted in Co M, 6th W.Va. Infantry, on 18 Nov 1861 in West Union, Doddridge County. His description was 5'8-1/4", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, farmer, born in Monongalia County. He mustered in as a Private at West Union on 26 Dec 1861, age 31. Company muster rolls show that for the period Jan-Apr 1862, he was on guard duty at No. 4 Tunnel/Bridge of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad (N.W.V.R.R.). He was shown as being sick at hospital in West Union during the period 30 Apr 1962 - 31 Aug 1862. From 31 Aug 1862 to Feb 1863, he was back on guard duty at the No. 4 Tunnel/Bridge. He mustered out in Grafton, Taylor County, on 1 Dec 1864, the expiration of his term, his unit being that of Captain J. E. Morrow.
    NOTE: The state-issued Civil War medal intended for him was never claimed and remains in storage at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston.

    Abraham married Drusilla STOUT 3 Jul 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA. Drusilla (daughter of Job STOUT, Jr. and Margaret SPRINGSTON) was born CA 1830, Harrison Co, (W)VA. [Group Sheet]


    1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
    A. Williams, 30, farmer; Drusilla, 26; Sarah (sic), male (sic), 4; M. E. (female), 1; William Stout, 30, farmer; G. W. Stout (male), 12; Columbus Stout, 5; M. Stout (female), 4.
    NOTE: In 1892, Columbus Stout (age 38, b. Doddridge Co) married Mary Landonia Stout (age 20, b. Lewis Co) in Lewis County.

    1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 5 1870:
    Abraham Williams, 40, farmer; Druzilla, 36; Isaiah, 14; Mary E, 11; Louisa J, 9.

    1880 Census, Braxton Co, WV (Otter District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:
    Abram Williams, 51, farmer; wife Drusilla, 53; dau Mary E, 21; dau Louisa J, 18, cannot write.

    1900 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Glenville District), enumerated on Jun 7 1900:
    Charley Varner, 23, b. Mar 1877, farmer, married 2 yrs; wife Eliza J, 29, b. Mar 1871, married 2 yrs, no children; father-in-law Abraham Williams, 69, b. Jan 1830, farmer, widowed; boarder John Wright, 23, b. Apr 1877.
    NOTE: It appears that Abraham's daughter Louisa in the 1870 and 1880 censuses and his daughter Eliza in this census are the same person, with a slight change in name and ten years taken off her age when she married a much younger man. There is no record of Louisa after 1880, and there is no record of Eliza (or variations) before her 1898 marriage. No birth record is on file under either name.

    1. Isaiah WILLIAMS was born May 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA; died Bef 1920.
    2. Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS was born 16 Dec 1858, Toms Fork, Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV.
    3. Eliza (Louisa) J. WILLIAMS was born 17 Mar 1861, Doddridge Co, WV; died 15 Nov 1930, Center District, Gilmer Co, WV; was buried , Rhoades Cemetery, Co Rd 30/4, near Glenville, Gilmer Co, WV.

    Abraham married Laura V. COLLINS 25 Nov 1886, Gilmer Co, WV. Laura (daughter of Amos COLLINS and Sidney F. CONRAD) was born 17 Nov 1860, Lewis Co, (W)VA. [Group Sheet]

    1. Rachel Ellen WILLIAMS was born 7 May 1886, Gilmer Co, WV; died 13 Apr 1975, St. Marys, Camden Co, GA; was buried , Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, Boone Co, WV.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph WILLIAMS was born 4 Jul 1790, New Jersey (son of Henry WILLIAMS and Sarah ___); died 24 Nov 1857, Gilmer Co, (W)VA.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Monongalia Co, (W)VA

    Joseph married Elizabeth NUSE 1815, Monongalia Co, (W)VA. Elizabeth was born CA 1797, Virginia. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Elizabeth NUSE was born CA 1797, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Monongalia Co, (W)VA

    1. 1. Abraham WILLIAMS was born Jan 1830, Monongalia Co, (W)VA.
    2. Solomon WILLIAMS was born CA 1845, Monongalia Co, (W)VA; died 20 Nov 1864, Kabletown, Jefferson Co, WV.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry WILLIAMS

    Henry married Sarah ___. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Sarah ___
    1. 2. Joseph WILLIAMS was born 4 Jul 1790, New Jersey; died 24 Nov 1857, Gilmer Co, (W)VA.