Doddridge County Roots

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Delila GATRELL

Female 1822 - 1881  (59 years)


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  • Name Delila GATRELL 
    Born 1822  [1
    • Age in 1880 Census would put birth in about 1825, but date on headstone is 1822.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1867  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed as Delilah Owens, 55, widowed, a housekeeper in the household of F. J. Ashburn and his wife N. C.
    Died 1881  [1
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I59786  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2017 

    Father Thomas GATRELL,   b. CA 1804, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catharine Kittura BAKER,   b. CA 1803, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1821  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Amanda GATRELL,   b. 12 Feb 1841, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1925, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Virginia A. GATRELL,   b. CA 1845, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1876, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Family ID F33589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Linsey OWENS,   b. 1813, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1867, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1848  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Name given as Linsey in daughter's marriage record and in his own death record, but Linza in his marriage record and in his son's marriage record, and Lindsey in his daughter's death record.

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 16 1850:
      Lindsey Owens, 37, carpenter, value of real estate $100; Delila, 27; Amanda E, 8; Virginia A, 6; Byron, 1; Selina, 5 months.
      NOTE: Amanda and Virginia were Delila Gatrell's children from before her marriage to Linsey Owens. Amanda was identified in her marriage record as Amanda Gatrell, parents not given, while her death record lists her father as Notley Owens, mother not given. No record of Notley Owens has been found.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 17 1860:
      Linzy Owens, 47, carpenter, value of real estate $200, value of personal estate $150; D (female), 38; A (female), 18; V (female), 16; Byron, 11; C (female), 6; E (female), 4; Sarah, 2.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Township, Borough of West Union), enumerated on Jun 7 1870:
      Delila Owens, 48; Byron, 21; Kitturah, 17; David, 8; Elizabeth J, 6; Mary, 2; Martha, 2.
      NOTE: Daughter Sarah Owens was enumerated in this census with the household of Russell J & Amanda L. (Owens) Kinney.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:
      Delilah Owens, 55, widow; son D C, 20, single; dau Lizzie, 18; dau Mattie, 12; dau Mollie, 12. [2, 5]
    Children 
    +1. Byron OWENS,   b. Sep 1848, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1917, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Selina OWENS,   b. Feb 1850,   d. Bef Jul 1860  (Age ~ 10 years)
     3. Kitturah OWENS,   b. 16 Apr 1853, West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Sarah OWENS,   b. CA 1858, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1918, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +5. David Crockett OWENS,   b. 4 Nov 1861, West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1944, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Jane OWENS,   b. 31 Oct 1864,   d. 3 Mar 1933, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Mary OWENS,   b. 7 Sep 1867, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha OWENS,   b. 7 Sep 1867, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F24738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    2. [S1620] Death record of husband.

    3. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    4. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11791176&Type=Marriage.

    5. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.