Doddridge County Roots

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Beckwith A. MCNEMAR

Male 1839 - 1926  (86 years)


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  • Name Beckwith A. MCNEMAR 
    Born 4 Aug 1839  Hardy Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Age reported as 10 at time of 1850 Census, putting birth date at about 1840. But age 24 reported at time of Dec 1863 marriage would put birth date at about 1839, and age 53 reported at time of Mar 1891 marriage would put birth date at about 1838. Birth date given in 1900 Census as Aug 1839.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Hardy Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 4 Aug 1862 to 10 Jun 1865  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Pvt, Co M & O, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War 
    • In 1864, he was a guard at Blockhouse No. 8 on the Northwest Virginia Railroad. He filed for an invalid's pension on Apr 26 1881. In 1915, and again in 1924, he was admitted to the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio.
      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.
    Residence 1863  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1870  Tenmile District, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1870  [9
    railroad worker 
    Census 1880  Wilsonburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1880  [10
    coal miner 
    Residence 1891  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1900  [3
    book-agent 
    Census 1910  Elm Run, Mahone, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died 5 Apr 1926  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Buried Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Person ID I29003  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Father Philip MCNAMARA,   b. CA 1807,   d. Feb 1860, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann ___,   b. CA 1810 
    Family ID F11040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mildred J. "Milly" FERGUSON,   b. CA 1838, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1889, Wilsonburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1863  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Tenmile Twp, Clarksburg post office), enumerated on Aug 17 1870:
      Beckwith McNemar, 33, railroad worker; Mildred J, 35; Almeda J, 4; Mary Hart (?), 34, domestic servant.

      1880 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Coal District), enumerated on Jun 29/30 1880 at Wilsonburg:
      Beckwith A. McNemar, 40, coal miner; wife Mildred A, 36; dau Almeda J, 14; dau Caroline M, 8.

      1900 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Simpson District, Town of Bridgeport), enumerated on Jun 21 1900:
      Beckwith A. McNemar, 60, b. Aug 1839, widowed, occupation book-agent; dau Carrie M, 28, b. Jul 1871, single.

      1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on May 14 1910 at Elm Run:
      Beckwith McNemar, 74, widowed, pensioner.

      1920 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Clark District), enumerated on Feb 3 1920 at Washington Street:
      Beckwith McNemar, 81, widowed, no occupation.
    Children 
     1. Almida J. MCNEMAR,   b. 17 May 1866, Ellenboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Carrie M. MCNEMAR,   b. Jul 1871,   d. 1907  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Family ID F11056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie KIRBEY,   b. CA 1863, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1900  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1891  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F11055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Tenmile District, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Wilsonburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Elm Run, Mahone, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Apr 1926 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_1839-1926_DeathCertificate.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_1839-1926_DeathCertificate.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_MilitaryHeadstoneApplication_1926.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_MilitaryHeadstoneApplication_1926.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_CivilWarPensionFile_26Apr1881.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_CivilWarPensionFile_26Apr1881.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_NationaHomeForDisabledVolunteerSoldiers.jpg
    29003_McNEMAR_BeckwithA_NationaHomeForDisabledVolunteerSoldiers.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1792] Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (1985)).

    2. [S1670] Harrison County Death Records, Clarksburg, WV.

    3. [S1980] 1900 Census, Harrison County, WV.

    4. [S184] 1850 Census.

    5. [S2724] U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com, from Dept of Veterans Affairs records and National Archives).

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

    7. [S2669] U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com, Office of Quartermaster General, and National Archives & Records Administration).

    8. [S2624] Military Grave Marker.

    9. [S1987] 1870 Census, Harrison County, WV.

    10. [S2018] 1880 Census, Harrison County, WV (Coal District).

    11. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    12. [S2269] Cemeteries of Clark District, Harrison County, WV, (Harrison County Genealogical Society, Clarksburg, WV).

    13. [S1792] Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (1985)).
      Identified as Beckwith A. McNemar, age 24, b. Hardy Co, res. Harrison Co, son of Philip & Mary A.; and Milly Ferguson, age 25, of Harrison Co, dau of John & Elizabeth. Married Dec 3 1863.

    14. [S1792] Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (1985)).
      Participants identified as B. A. McNemar, widowed, age 53, b. Hardy Co, res. Harrison Co, son of Philip & Mary A.; and Annie Kirbey, age 28, b. Taylor Co, res. Harrison Co. Married Mar 24 1891.