The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004

The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Peter Grant




Husband Peter Grant 2317

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: John\Noah Grant (      -1820) 2319
     Mother: 


    Married: 




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Clarissa Grant 2317

       Born: Between 1800-1810
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: James Hewitt (Between 1800-      )  2317 
       Marr: 2 Oct 1826 - Mason County, Kentucky  39 




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William Tompkins Jr. & Rachel Maria Grant




Husband William Tompkins Jr.

       Born: 1793 - Near Richmond, Virginia 1080
       Died: 2 May 1857 - Kelley's Creek, Kanawha County, Virginia 2317,2319
     Buried: 


     Father: William Tompkins Sr. (      -Bef 1810) 2319
     Mother: Mary Michie (Bef 1763-1853) 2319


    Married: 28 Dec 1831 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Jane M. Grant (Abt 1807-1830) - 12 Jun 1822 - Kanawha County, Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1820 - Kanawha Co, VA "Stockton & Tompkins"

Census, 1830 - Kanawha Co, VA #218-15

Census, 1840 - Kanawha Co, VA #49-01

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1508-1542

Residence, Bef 1812 - Georgetown, Kentucky

Residence, After 1815 - Kanawha County, Virginia




Wife Rachel Maria Grant

       Born: Abt 1804 - Massachusetts 5
       Died: 17 May 1882 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1081
     Buried: 


     Father: John\Noah Grant (      -1820) 2319
     Mother: 



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1508-1542

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #2139

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Cabin Cr. Dist. #385-385

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV No. Cab. Ck. Dist. Pg7



Children
1 M Beverly Tompkins

       Born: 18 Oct 1833 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1081
       Died: 17 Apr 1882 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1081
     Buried:  - Hudson Cemetery; High Lawn Section Of St. Albans, Kanawha Co, WV 1350
     Spouse: Sarah H. Thompson (1839-1927)
       Marr: 23 Apr 1857 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



2 F Amanda Virginia Tompkins

       Born: 7 Sep 1835 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1081
       Died: After 1899 994
     Buried: 
     Spouse: John Calvin Brown (1831-1912)
       Marr: 8 Mar 1860 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



3 M William H. Tompkins

       Born: 4 Apr 1837 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1081
       Died: After 1911 349
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Ellen B. Carr (1837-      )  1080 
       Marr: 20 Oct 1858 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



4 M Charles C. Tompkins

       Born: 26 Jul 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1081
       Died: After 1911 1081
     Buried: 



5 F Mary W. Tompkins

       Born: 31 Oct 1841 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1081
       Died: 28 Aug 1907 1081
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Thomas B. Swan (Abt 1825-Bef 1900)
       Marr: 8 Mar 1866 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2  ,1080 



6 F Rachel Ellen Tompkins

       Born: 22 Sep 1843 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1081
       Died: 2 Mar 1899 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 994
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Oliver A. Patton (Abt 1841-1901)
       Marr: 30 Apr 1867 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



7 M Henry Preston Tompkins

       Born: Sep 1844 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1080
       Died: 12 Nov 1907 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1081
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Addie Lee Morris (Abt 1864-      )  1080 
       Marr: 19 May 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



8 M John Grant Wilson Tompkins

       Born: 18 Jan 1847 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1080
       Died: 8 Jul 1907 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1081
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Amelia C. Blair (Abt 1845-      )
       Marr: Bef 1880




Husband's General Notes

Per Laidley, pg. 498: he was a Veteran of War of 1812; came to greater Kanawha Valley in 1815 at age 22. Salt furnace owner. (Per 1850 Kanawha Co. VA Annotated Census, page 199.)

1820 Kanawha Co, VA census: "Stockton & Tompkins" (a salt furnace run as a partnership by Aaron Stockton and his brother-in-law, William Tompkins, Jr.) 9 males 26-45; 6 males 18-26; 4 females 16-26; 3 males 0-10; 5 females 0-10; and 11 slaves.

1830 Kanawha Co, VA census: 3 males 30-40; 3 males 20-30; 1 male 15-20; 1 female 50-60; 2 females 15-20; 2 females 10-15; 18 slaves. (This is a salt furnace.)

1840 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 40-50; 1 female 30-40; 1 male 5-10; 3 males 0-5; 1 female 0-5; and 17 slaves.
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Will of William Tompkins

In the name of God, Amen

I William Tompkins of Kanawha County, Virginia, being of sound mind and memory but infirm in bodily health, do make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others

1st I desire that all my just debts shall be paid

2nd I give to my much beloved wife Rachel all my estate of whatsoever kind to have and hold the same during her natural life, remainder to our children; and upon these trusts and conditions, that my beloved wife in whom I have perfect confidence, shall have the sole control of my estate during her life, for her own support and personal expenditure in such style as she shall think proper to live; for the purpose of maintaining and educating our children and starting them in life. And for these purposes, she may at all times sell and dispose of any of my personal estate and purchase other and make such use and disposition of it as I might during my lifetime.

3rd It is my desire that she shall make such advancements to the children from time to time, as she shall think best for them, in lands, money and slaves or either, and make & execute any necessary conveyances, but each advancement is to be charged to the child that received it so that an equitable & equal division may be made at or after her death, among all my children or their heirs, but my wife is not to charge to any of my younger children any of the necessary expences for their maintainance or that may be incurred in giving them a good education, until they arrive at the age to twenty one years.

4th My wife is requested, whenever she may need counsel or aid of other in the management of my estate, to call on such of our children as she shall think proper, or such persons as she shall deem best, and make them reasonable compensation thereof.

5th I do hereby appoint & make my beloved wife Rachel sole executrix, of this will and desire that she may be permitted to qualify without security and I desire she shall have the management and guardianship of all my children who are under the age of twenty one years.
Witness my hand & seal this 29 April 1857.

Wm. Tompkins

Signed, sealed & published by William Tompkins, the testator, as for his last will & testament in our presence, we all being present at the same time, and called on to witness the same.

C Hedrick
John Thompson
R E Putney

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County the 8th day of ....... , 1857
This last Will and Testament of William Tompkins deceased, was this day presented in Court, and duly proved by the oaths of C. Hedrick and R. E. Putney subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.

Teste A W Quarrier, Clerk
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General Notes for Child William H. Tompkins

A major subject of the Laidley Book, pg. 498-500.


General Notes for Child Rachel Ellen Tompkins

From WV Newspapers Obituaries 1822-1899 Vol. 1, page 43:

The Charleston Daily Gazette
March 3, 1899

THE GRIM REAPER
DEATH OF MRS. RACHEL ELLEN PATTON AFTER A LINGERING ILLNESS

Mrs. Rachel Ellen Patton, wife of Col. Oliver Patton, died yesterday evening at 6:30 at the Thomas hospital in this city, of a malignant disease of the stomach. She had been a patient sufferer for eighteen months, and everything that medical skill could do for her was done.
Mrs. Patton was the daughter of William Tompkins and his wife, and was born at the family home at Burning Springs, this county September 22, 1844. She became the wife of Col. Oliver Patton April 30, 1867. Besides her husband she leaves four children, Mrs. Amanda Ratliff, of Deepwater; Miss Alice, William T. and John Preston Patton; also four brothers, William Tompkins of this city; J.G.W. and H. P. Tompkins, of Cedar Grove and Charles Tompkins of Salem, Virginia, and two sisters, Mrs. T. B. Swann, of this city and Mrs. John C. Brown, of Lewisburg.
Mrs. Patton was a consistent member of the first Presbyterian church, and was ever a devoted servant to her savior.
The funeral will take place from Mrs. Swann's residence tomorrow, the hour to be named in tomorrows Gazette.
Rev. J. C. Barr will conduct the funeral services.
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Roswell M. Grant & Mary Levi




Husband Roswell M. Grant

       Born: Abt 1801 - Ohio Or Kentucky 27
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 9 Aug 1824 - Mason County, Kentucky 39

Other Spouse: Jane E. (Unknown) Grant (Abt 1805-Bef 1860) - Abt 1849 5

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #319-323

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #421

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Jefferson District Pg3




Wife Mary Levi

       Born: 
       Died: Bef 1849 44
     Buried: 



Children
1 F America M. Grant

       Born: Abt 1836 - Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky 2,5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Myron E. Baldwin (Abt 1835-Bef 1870)
       Marr: 17 Feb 1859 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



2 F Elizabeth Grant

       Born: Abt 1834 - Ohio 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 F Susanna Grant

       Born: Abt 1838 - Ohio Or Kentucky 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



4 M Thomas Grant

       Born: Abt 1841 - Kentucky 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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John L. Moses & Sarah E. Grant




Husband John L. Moses

       Born: Abt 1826 - Montgomery County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William Moses (      -      ) 104
     Mother: J. F. (Unknown) Moses (      -      ) 104


    Married: 24 Jul 1862 - Putnam County, Virginia 104

Other Spouse: Sarah J. (Unknown) Moses (Abt 1827-Bef 1862) - Bef 1 Jul 1850 115

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Occupation, 1870 - Farmer

Occupation, 1880 - Clergyman

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #524-541

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Grant Dist. #172-172

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Teays Valley Dist. Pg32




Wife Sarah E. Grant

       Born: Abt 1840 - Rockbridge County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Alexander Grant (Abt 1808-Bef 1870)
     Mother: Diana Ashforth (Abt 1813-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #729-758

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Grant Dist. #172-172

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Teays Valley Dist. Pg32



Children
1 F Elizabeth J. Moses

       Born: Abt 1864 - Putnam County, Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M Benjamin F. Moses

       Born: Abt 1867 - Putnam County, West Virginia 56
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M George W. Moses

       Born: Abt 1872 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



4 M Edward R. Moses

       Born: Abt 1874 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 M Albertus Moses

       Born: Abt May 1880 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Sol. R. Grant & Eliza F. Thornton




Husband Sol. R. Grant

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 25 May 1837 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2




Wife Eliza F. Thornton

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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William Grant Sr. & Sarah Tanner




Husband William Grant Sr.

       Born: Abt 1775 27
       Died: Bef 1828 - Kanawha County, Virginia 44
     Buried: 
    Married: 14 Jan 1793 - Amelia County, Virginia 39

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1820 - Kanawha Co, VA #8-13




Wife Sarah Tanner

       Born: Abt 1775 27
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Other Spouse: James Tompkins (Between 1800-      ) - Feb 1828 - Kanawha County, Virginia



Children
1 F Jane M. Grant

       Born: Abt 1807 906
       Died: 5 Jun 1830 - Kanawha County, Virginia 906
     Buried: 
     Spouse: William Tompkins Jr. (1793-1857)
       Marr: 12 Jun 1822 - Kanawha County, Virginia



2 M William Grant Jr.

       Born: Between 1794-1802 27
       Died: 
     Buried: 




Husband's General Notes

1820 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 26-45; 1 female 26-45; 8 males 18-26; 1 female 10-16; 2 males 0-10; 2 females 0-10; and 2 slaves.


General Notes for Child Jane M. Grant

From WV Newspaper Obituaries 1822-1899 Vol.1, pg. 5:

Kanawha Register
June 11, 1830

Departed this life on the evening of the 5th inst. at the residence of her husband in the 23rd year of her age, Mrs. Jane Thompkins, consort of Mr. William Thompkins of this county.
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Per Laidley, pg498, she gave birth to 5 children, all of whom died as infants.


General Notes for Child William Grant Jr.

1820 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 18-26; 1 female 16-26; 1 male 0-10; 1 female 0-10; and 0 slaves.
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William Grant & Emma\Emily (Unknown) Houck




Husband William Grant

       Born: Abt 1837 - Rockbridge County, Virginia 82,104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Alexander Grant (Abt 1808-Bef 1870)
     Mother: Diana Ashforth (Abt 1813-      )


    Married: 1 Dec 1881 - Putnam County, West Virginia 82

Other Spouse: Rebecca J. Call (Abt 1828-Bef 1881) - 12 Feb 1858 - Putnam County, West Virginia 104

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1870 - Farm Laborer

Occupation, 1880 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #729-758

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #264-262

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. Pg21




Wife Emma\Emily (Unknown) Houck

       Born: Abt 1845 - Gallia County, Ohio 82
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Other Spouse: Son Houck (      -Bef 1880)

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. Pg24


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Absalom Grass & Losia J. Henson




Husband Absalom Grass

       Born: Abt 1847 - Cabell County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Jacob Grass (Abt 1823-      )
     Mother: Elizabeth Bias (Abt 1828-      )


    Married: 1 Feb 1876 - Putnam County, West Virginia 104

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #681-705

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Curry Dist. Pg3




Wife Losia J. Henson

       Born: Abt 1848 - Cabell County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Joseph Closs Henson (Abt 1820-      )
     Mother: Mary (Unknown) Henson (Abt 1821-Bef 1870)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #768-799

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Curry Dist. #3-3

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Curry Dist. Pg3



Children
1 M William A. Grass

       Born: Abt 1878 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Commodore D. Harless & Alma Grass




Husband Commodore D. Harless 808

       Born: Abt 1873 - Boone County, West Virginia 40
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James Burl Harless (1840-1914)
     Mother: Mary Ellen Barker (Abt 1846-      )


    Married: After 1900 - Not On Cd #241 1

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1900 - Saloonkeeper

Census, 1880 - Boone Co, WV Peytona Dist. Pg6

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Louden Dist. (Ed-54) #74-75




Wife Alma Grass 808

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Reba Harless 808

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Alpha Grass & Dora A. Searls




Husband Alpha Grass

       Born: Abt 1877
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 22 May 1896 - Putnam County, West Virginia




Wife Dora A. Searls

       Born: Abt 1877 - West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William Searls (Abt 1834-      ) 82
     Mother: Louisa (Unknown) Searls (Abt 1835-      ) 82



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Curry Dist. Pg5


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