Doddridge County Roots

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Hiram JENNINGS

Male 1840 - 1901  (61 years)


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  • Name Hiram JENNINGS 
    Born 21 Feb 1840  Somerset Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Birth date given in death record as Feb 23 1842. But headstone shows it as Feb 21 1840, and his age was 20 at the time of his 1860 marriage.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Somerset Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1870  [5
    agent for dry goods 
    Census 1900  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed as Hiram Jennings, b. 1840 in Pennsylvania, widowed, one of many patients at St. Vincent Institution for the Insane.
    Occupation grocer 
    Residence Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Military None 
    • Civil War records at the National Archives (fold3.com) show that Hiram Jennings hired a substitute to serve his military obligation. The substitute was a black man named Vincent Sandy of Co. G, 127th US Colored Infantry (Private). Vincent Sandy died in the Corps hospital at Point of Rocks, Virginia, on 5 Feb 1865. No cause of death listed. However, other records in his military file say that he died on Feb 9th or 10th, his cause of death given as pneumonia.

      Vincent Sandy's military service is recognized on Plaque D-133 at the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, DC.

      Just like another African-American Civil War veteran, George Revels of Doddridge County, Vincent Sandy's medal remains unclaimed at the West Virginia State Archives. Anyone proving descendancy or close relationship can claim it. He was age 22 in 1864 and born possibly in Stafford County, Virginia. Inscription on Vincent Sandy's Civil War medal: "45th USCT." (U.S. Colored Troops)
    Died 1 Mar 1901  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 8
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I78450  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2017 

    Father Moses JENNINGS,   b. 27 May 1817, Somerset Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1876, Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Rhoda Ann HARTZELL,   b. 30 Jun 1820, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1886  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F23862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily DAVIS,   b. 12 Mar 1841, West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1896, Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1860  West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. William JENNINGS,   b. 1 Apr 1861,   d. 29 Feb 1864  (Age 2 years)
     2. John B. JENNINGS,   b. 9 Jan 1863, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Clara L. JENNINGS,   b. CA 1865, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Edward JENNINGS,   b. 14 Sep 1869,   d. 23 Dec 1870  (Age 1 years)
     5. Howard JENNINGS,   b. 25 Jan 1875,   d. 26 Jan 1875  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F33577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1860 - West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - St. Louis, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1901 - St. Louis, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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    78450_JENNINGS_Hiram_MerchantReceipt_WestUnionWV_5Sep1874t.jpg
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 108.

    2. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 130 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790842&Type=Marriage.

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S1662] 1900 Census.

    5. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    6. [S14] Obituary.

    7. [S692] Obituary of wife.

    8. [S1707] Obituary - Hospital.

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

    10. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 130 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790842&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Hiram Jennings, 20, b. Somerset Co Pa, res. West Union, son of Moses & Rhoda A., occupation merchant; and Emily Davis, 19, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of John S. & Esther. Married Jun 5 1860 in West Union, ceremony by J. S. Hall.