The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004

The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Isaac Stiers & Alice B. Ruffner




Husband Isaac Stiers

       Born: Abt 1838 - Missouri 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: J. Stiers (      -      ) 104
     Mother: Lydia (Unknown) Stiers (      -      ) 104


    Married: 19 Apr 1871 - Putnam County, West Virginia 104

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1871 - Lawyer




Wife Alice B. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1843 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Benjamin Franklin Ruffner (Abt 1810-      ) 65
     Mother: Rebecca A. Ruffner (1817-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co. VA #34-36

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co. WV Hutton Diist #276-260


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(Unknown) Watson & Ann Placentia Ruffner




Husband (Unknown) Watson

       Born:  - Missouri 854
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 




Wife Ann Placentia Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1853 - Kanawha County, Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Charles Ruffner (1801-1881)
     Mother: Elizabeth Wilson (Abt 1812-Bef 1871)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #2406


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Benjamin Ruffner




Husband Benjamin Ruffner

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 

Noted events in his life were:
Residence, 1827 - Ohio




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Mary Ruffner

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Levi Ross (      -      )
       Marr: 20 Feb 1827 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 




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Benjamin Franklin Ruffner & Rebecca A. Ruffner




Husband Benjamin Franklin Ruffner 65

       Born: Abt 1810 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Tobias Ruffner (1770-1834) 65
     Mother: Mary Musselman (Abt 1770-After 1850)


    Married: 2 Sep 1833 - Page County, Virginia 39

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

Occupation, 1880 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co. VA #34-36

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co. WV Hutton Diist #276-260

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co. WV Union Dist. Pg27




Wife Rebecca A. Ruffner

       Born: 31 Mar 1817 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Jonas Ruffner (Bef 1780-1839)
     Mother: Ann Mauck (1787-1828)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co. VA #34-36

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co. WV Hutton Diist #276-260

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co. WV Union Dist. Pg27



Children
1 F Frances A. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1837 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Peter J. White (Abt 1825-      )
       Marr: 27 Sep 1855 - Putnam County, Virginia  104 



2 F Emma T. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1839 - Kanawha County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Stephen B. Thompson (Abt 1836-      )
       Marr: 23 Sep 1874 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



3 F Helen W. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1841 - Mason County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: George A. Wright (Abt 1842-      )
       Marr: 5 Oct 1869 - Putnam County, West Virginia



4 F Alice B. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1843 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Isaac Stiers (Abt 1838-      )
       Marr: 19 Apr 1871 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



5 F Luella Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1845 - (Now) West Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Granville Goodwin (Abt 1848-      )
       Marr: 20 Sep 1876 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



6 M Benjamin Franklin Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1847 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 



7 F Hadassa M. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1849 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 



8 F Mary D. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1849 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Augustus McClung (      -      )




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David C. Ruffner & Catherine Ruffner




Husband David C. Ruffner 2823

       Born:  - Ohio
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 




Wife Catherine Ruffner

       Born: 24 Sep 1799 - Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia 1074,2823
       Died: 1849 - Ohio 1074
     Buried: 


     Father: Daniel Ruffner (1779-1865) 65
     Mother: Elizabeth Painter (Abt 1769-1841)




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Charles Ruffner & Elizabeth Wilson




Husband Charles Ruffner

       Born: 1801 - Virginia 572
       Died: 1881 1074
     Buried: 


     Father: Daniel Ruffner (1779-1865) 65
     Mother: Elizabeth Painter (Abt 1769-1841)


    Married: 25 Oct 1844 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Ann M. Hedrick (1806-1842) - 20 Jun 1826 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1870 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #697-701

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #2406

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #68-68: Resident Of Wood Hote




Wife Elizabeth Wilson

       Born: Abt 1812 - Virginia 5
       Died: Bef 13 May 1871 - Cabell County, West Virginia 585
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #2406



Children
1 M Charles B. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1845 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died:  - Died Young 854
     Buried: 



2 F Elizabeth V. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1848 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Morgan W. Rider (      -      )  854 
       Marr: 14 Nov 1878 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



3 F Agnes Goodrich Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1851 - Kanawha County, Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Sampson Simmons (      -      )



4 F Ann Placentia Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1853 - Kanawha County, Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: (Unknown) Watson (      -      )



5 F Ella Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1856 - Kanawha County, Virginia 17
       Died:  - Died Young 854
     Buried: 




Wife's General Notes

From Journal of the KVGS Vol.23, No.2, pg31: Abstracts of The Christian Observer, Vol.1 1867-1875 by Sherri Pettit

May 13, 1871
D. Ruffner at houseof her son-in-law, Mr. Simmons in Cabell County - Mrs. Elizabeth W. Ruffner, wife of Col. Charles Ruffner, aged 59.
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Daniel Ruffner




Husband Daniel Ruffner 65

       Born: 1779 - Shenandoah County, Virginia 854
       Died: Jul 1865 - Kentucky 854
     Buried: 


     Father: Joseph Ruffner (1740-1803)
     Mother: Anna Heistand (1742-1820) 1369


    Married: 1844 - Not On Cd #229 2869

Other Spouse: Elizabeth Painter (Abt 1769-1841) - Not On Cd #229

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1810 - Kanawha Co, VA #2-12

Census, 1820 - Kanawha Co, VA #20-17

Census, 1830 - Kanawha Co, VA #211-23




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 M Walter Ruffner

       Born: 1845 66
       Died:  - Died Young
     Buried: 



2 M Daniel Ruffner Jr.

       Born: 1847 - Kanawha County, Virginia 66
       Died: 1909 - Never Married
     Buried: 



3 M Joseph Ruffner

       Born: 29 Oct 1848 - Cincinnati, Ohio 66
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary A. Jackson (1857-      )  66 
       Marr: Abt 1875  1 



4 F Virginia Ruffner

       Born: 1850 66
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: J. E. M. Stroughton (      -      )  66 



5 M William St. J. E. Ruffner 2823

       Born: 1853 66
       Died:  - Kentucky? 66
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Miss Montague (      -      )




Husband's General Notes

1810 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 26-45; 2 females 26-45; 1 female 45+; 1 female 10-16; 5 males 0-10; 1 female 0-10; and 0 slaves.

1820 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 45+; 2 females 45+; 10 males 26-45; 2 females 26-45; 7 males 18-26; 2 females 16-26; 2 males 16-18; 3 males 10-16; 3 females 10-16; 1 male 0-10; 1 female 10-16;4 females 0-10; and 19 slaves.

1830 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 50-60; 1 female 60-70; 2 males 20-30; 1 female 15-20; and 13 slaves.


General Notes for Child Joseph Ruffner

A major subject of the Laidley Book, pgs. 742.
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David Lewis Ruffner & Frances Eleanor Ruffner




Husband David Lewis Ruffner

       Born: 10 Jan 1829 - Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia 1273
       Died: 1896 1077
     Buried: 


     Father: Henry Ruffner (1790-      )
     Mother: Sarah Mintgomery Lyle (      -Bef 1849) 1273


    Married: 7 Jul 1853 1080

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, Sep 1860 - Professor

Occupation, 1880 - Lawyer

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #1104

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden Dist. #134-134

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #2, Pg40




Wife Frances Eleanor Ruffner

       Born: 1830 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: Bef 1911 985
     Buried: 


     Father: Joel Ruffner (1802-1882)
     Mother: Diana S. Marye (1809-1881)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1984-2034

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1104

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden Dist. #134-134

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #2, Pg40



Children
1 F Sallie Lyle Ruffner 1273

       Born: Abt 1855 - Kanawha County, Virginia 17
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M Joel Henry Ruffner 1273

       Born: 23 Apr 1859 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1077
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Dorcas Blaine Laidley (1865-      )  1077 
       Marr: 8 Jun 1886 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



3 M David Lewis Ruffner 1273

       Born: 13 Sep 1860 - Kanawha County, Virginia 6
       Died: 1904 1273
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Blanche Lynch (      -After 1911)



4 F Ethel Mayre Ruffner 1273

       Born: Abt 1869 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 25
       Died: 
     Buried: 




General Notes for Child Joel Henry Ruffner

A major subject of the Laidley Book, pgs. 508-509.
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Nathaniel Venable Wilson Sr. & Elizabeth V. Ruffner




Husband Nathaniel Venable Wilson Sr.

       Born: 1814 - Farmville, Virginia 2,5
       Died: 1905 - Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia 123
     Buried: 


     Father: Goodrich Alexander Wilson (Abt 1776-1849) 123
     Mother: Elizabeth Venable (Abt 1784-      ) 123


    Married: 30 Jul 1835 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Celia Elswick (Abt 1838-Bef 1900) - 25 Dec 1892 - Dry Ridge, Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #2107-2157

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1903

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Big Sandy Dist. Pg7

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Elk Dist. (Ed-49) #253-255




Wife Elizabeth V. Ruffner

       Born: Jul 1810 - Virginia 1074
       Died: 8 Feb 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2870
     Buried: 


     Father: Daniel Ruffner (1779-1865) 65
     Mother: Elizabeth Painter (Abt 1769-1841)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #2107-2157

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1903

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden Dist. #362-362



Children
1 F Catherine A. Wilson

       Born: 11 Jun 1836 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 123
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Phillip Haber Noyes Sr. (1835-1898)  122 
       Marr: 14 Oct 1868 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



2 M Daniel A. Wilson

       Born: Abt 1838 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Nannie White (Abt 1862-      )
       Marr: 10 Jan 1885 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



3 F Elizabeth J. Wilson

       Born: Abt 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Charles Cameron Lewis (1839-1917)
       Marr: 19 Oct 1864 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2  ,229 



4 F Anna F. Wilson

       Born: Aug 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Andrew W. Allemong (      -Bef 1900)
       Marr: 14 May 1869 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



5 F Virginia Wilson

       Born: Abt 1844 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Rev. Dr. J. G. Hall (      -      )
       Marr: 12 Nov 1874 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



6 F Wilhelmina M. P. Wilson

       Born: Abt 1847 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Charles H. Rooke (1853-      )
       Marr: 6 Jun 1876 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



7 M Nathaniel Venable Wilson Jr.

       Born: Abt 1849 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Sarah Alice Spriegel (1855-      )
       Marr: 3 Feb 1874 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



8 M James W. Wilson

       Born: 28 Apr 1853 - Kanawha County, Virginia 31
       Died: After 1892 2870
     Buried: 




Husband's General Notes

Per Laidley Book, page 139, he was a saltmaker who arrived in the Kanawha Valley in 1830.

Per Laidley Book, page 506, he was educated at Hamden-Sidney College, and arrived in Kanawha Valley in 1834.
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He separated from his wife prior to 1862 and lived in the household of a widow, Celia Elswick White for many years, fathering at least 8 children by her. When his wife died in 1892, he promptly married Sealy.
1880 Kanawha Co, WV census, Big Sandy Dist, pg 7:

White, John P. (s) WM 18 farmer WV WV WV
, Sealy (w) WF 39 mother housekeeping WV KY WV
, Nancy WF 14 sister at home WV WV WV
, Mary WF 12 sister at home WV WV WV
, Samuel WM 10 brother at home WV WV WV
, Sophy WF 8 sister at home WV WV WV
, Anne WF 6 sister at home WV WV WV
, George WM 4 brother at home WV WV WV
, Benjamin WM 1 brother at home WV WV WV
Wilson, N. V. (m) WM 67 boarder VA VA VA












Wife's General Notes

From West Virginia Newspapers Obituaries 1822-1899, Vol.1, pg28:

The Charleston Daily Gazette
Tuesday, February 9, 1892

Sunday evening last Mrs. E. V. Wilson was taken suddenly ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Lewis, on Kanawha Street, and died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Her children who survive, besides Mrs. Lewis, are Mrs. P. H. Noyes, Mrs.A. W. Allemong, Mrs. J. G. Hall, Mrs. C. H. Rooke, Daniel Wilson, Nathan Wilson and James W. Wilson who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this, their sad affliction. Deceaded was in her eighty second year and was a daughter of Daniel Ruffner. She was born at the old Ruffner homestead, just above the city and was beloved by all who knew her. Her good qualities led her to many acts of charity and kindness and she will be greatly missed. The funeral will take place from the residence of C. C. Lewis, Wednesday morning, but the time has not been fixed. Interment in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
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From West Virginia Newspapers Obituaries 1822-1899, Vol.1, pg31:

The Charleston Daily Gazette
Wednesday, February 24, 1892

On the eighth of February 1892, suddenly and silently the Great Reaper came and took from family and friends Mrs. E. V. Wilson.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter and youngest child of Daniel Ruffner, one of the earliest settlers of this vivinity.
She was born at the old "Ruffner House" just beyond the limits of the city, where she lived until she was married in 1835, thence she moved to a home given by her father, a short distance above her old home, where she reared a family of eight children. For a number of years she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Lewis. (Edited)
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Stephen B. Thompson & Emma T. Ruffner




Husband Stephen B. Thompson

       Born: Abt 1836 - Harrison County, Virginia 82,104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William M. Thompson (      -      ) 104
     Mother: S. K. (Unknown) Thompson (      -      ) 104


    Married: 23 Sep 1874 - Putnam County, West Virginia 104

Other Spouse: Ora W. Forbes (Abt 1847-Bef 1874) - 19 Dec 1866 - Putnam County, West Virginia 82

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation 82, 1866 - Physician

Occupation, 1870 - Physician

Occupation 82, 1874 - Physician

Occupation, 1880 - Physician

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. #193-191

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. Pg43




Wife Emma T. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1839 - Kanawha County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Benjamin Franklin Ruffner (Abt 1810-      ) 65
     Mother: Rebecca A. Ruffner (1817-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #34-36

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Hutton Diist #276-260

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Scott Dist. Pg43



Children
1 F Tell. T. Thompson

       Born: Abt 1876 - Putnam County, West Virginia 111
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M Black R. Thompson

       Born: Abt 1877 - Putnam County, West Virginia 111
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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