Doddridge County Roots

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Jepthah Fitz RANDOLPH

Male 1814 - 1879  (64 years)


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  • Name Jepthah Fitz RANDOLPH 
    Born 18 Nov 1814  Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Occupation postmaster  [3
    Occupation superintendent of New Milton school district 
    Residence New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 19 Jul 1879  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: jaundice 
    Buried Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Jepthah Fitz Randolph was a delegate to the first Wheeling Convention, May 13-15, 1861, which led to West Virginia statehood two years later.
      (Note: It has been reported that Jepthah's son Franklin was a delegate to the Wheeling Convention. This is incorrect. Jepthah attended only the first convention in May, but not the second, June 11-25, 1861. Franklin attended neither.
      http://www.wvculture.org/history/statehood/statehood05.html
      http://www.wvculture.org/history/statehood/statehood07.html

      Established the first post office in New Milton, which he named after the community of Milton, Wisconsin, where he had resided for about one year before returning to Doddridge County. Many researchers consider it likely that Jepthah Fitz Randolph was active in the underground railroad, the design of his home and its location near the Salem-Harrisville Turnpike lending credence to such speculation.

      http://www.urrfreepress.com/index_files/2009_Survey_Report.pdf

      According to Susie Davis Nicholson (p. 65), the home of Jepthah Fitz Randolph was built from native clay taken from a nearby field. This is fire brick, so a kiln had to be built to fire the brick. The home was occupied by Jeptha Randolph and his descendants until the death of his great-grandaughter, Blonda McClain Groah, on Dec 18, 1968. When her estate was settled, the property was sold to a person unrelated to the family. After the death of Jeptha, the home had gone to the youngest son, Alvin, who as of 1979 had no living descendants.
    Person ID I37207  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2017 

    Father Jonathan Fitz RANDOLPH,   b. 20 Mar 1775, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1853, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary DAVIS,   b. 31 Mar 1782, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1862, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1798  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah SUTTON,   b. 14 Oct 1813,   d. 18 Feb 1901, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [4, 5
    Married 7 Feb 1836  Greenbrier Run (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Franklin Fitz RANDOLPH,   b. 9 Nov 1836, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1925, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Rachel Fitz RANDOLPH,   b. 30 May 1838, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1897, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Minerva F. RANDOLPH,   b. 21 Mar 1840, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1915, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. George Washington Fitz RANDOLPH,   b. 31 Oct 1844, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1932, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Luther F. RANDOLPH,   b. 12 Dec 1846, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 75 years)
     6. Daniel Filmore F. RANDOLPH,   b. 7 Jul 1851, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1912, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Alvan Fitz RANDOLPH,   b. 16 Jun 1857,   d. 10 Nov 1922  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F14756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1814 - Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 65.

    2. [S2712] U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)).

    3. [S215] The History of Doddridge County, West Virginia, (Taylor Publishing Co, 1979), p. 227.

    4. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    5. [S1590] Death record of daughter.