Berkeley County 1998 Queries (Jan 1 - Apr 15)

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Diana Tudor Wed, 15 Apr 1998 18:19:59
Seeking information on Rev War Sol Michael BYARLAY/BYERLEY (7-7-1758-8-20-1844) and family. Of particular interest: daughter Hannah BYERLEY MORRISON and her issues. Left Berkeley Co (date unknown) to Tenn and onto Crawford Co., IL. in 1851 with grandchildren. Hannah born October, 1782 @ Shepherdstown, Va. (now W. VA) and died Crawford Co., IL. 2-14-1866.
Stan Glenn Fri, 10 Apr 1998 12:58:52
Martha BORLAND married to James GLENN. Both died in Berkely Co. Son is William Glenn
Stan Glenn Fri, 10 Apr 1998 12:57:09
James GLENN born in Ireland 1725 died in Berkeley in 1774. Wife Martha BORLAND. Son William GLENN
Betty Strawthe Mon, 6 Apr 1998 20:32:12
MORRISON, Joseph b 1759 Berkley Co Va (W Va)
Bob Carothers Tue, 31 Mar 1998 06:42:12
Seeking any information on the family of John Henry LeDane, Bedington, WV. Born 1839 in Nipetown, WV. Married Ann Amelia Nicely on Oct. 15, 1874. Ann Amelia born Oct. 17, 1845. Died Jan 16, 1935. They had four children - Nell, Verne, Owen and Daisy. Who were John Henry LeDane's parents? Where from? Siblings?
Michael VanBaaren Sun, 29 Mar 1998 19:51:56
Peter GROVE b 12 Jan 1767 Sharpsburg, Washington, Maryland, md Catharine ACHEY b 13 Jan 1776 Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. They married in Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1793. Peter was son of Jacob & Catharine (STALEY) GROVE and Catharine was dau. of John Lewis & Elizabeth (WENRICH) ACHEY. Their children were: (all born in Martinsburg)
1. Catharine b 7 Apr 1797 md William BOWERS
2. Elizabeth b 7 Mar 1799 md Jesse MYERS
3. Mary b c1802 md (1) George SMALL and (2) Jacob SHOWERS
4. Jacob A. b 19 Jan 1804 md (unknown)
5. Ann Venrich b 2 Sep 1806 md David Locher HESS
6. Lavinia b 14 Sep 1808 md Henry HESS (this is my line)
7. Susan b 11 May 1811 md Daniel MARKER
8. John A. b 20 Oct 1813 md Ann J. CLARK
I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family. The GROVE family is on my genealogy web page at: by clicking on "Colonial German Families Part 2".
Carol Taravella Sat, 28 Mar 1998 23:56:22
Looking for parents of MARGARET KIMBLE She mar. MARK CUSTER 8 Oct 1810 Would like to find the family connections of all the Kimble's listed in Marriage Records of Berkeley Co.
CALEB KIMBLE m. Margaret Hydenrick 19 Nov 1824
MARGARET KIMBLE m. Joseph Palmer 11 Aug 1801
MARY KIMBLE m. Richard Morrison 8 Aug 1801
MIMA KIMBLE m. Jesse Turner 6 Oct.1817
REBECCA KIMBLE m. John Ott 28 Nov 1801
SARAH KIMBLE m. William D. Huffman 11 Dec 1815
Mark & Margaret Kimble Custer go to Greene Co PA then Tyler co Va/WV, then d. in Jackson Co WV John & Rebecca Kimble Ott also go to Greene Co PA.
Susan Sat, 28 Mar 1998 21:02:01
Seeking info on COLONEL MORGAN MORGAN. A book on my family published in 1903 recently came into my possession. It traces the lines of the Thomas Lewis family. Thomas Lewis b:1757 Frederick Co., Va married MARY MORGAN b:1768 Monongalia Co., Va. Mary Morgans father was MORGAN MORGAN married to Mary Gaussett. Morgan Morgan's father was COL. MORGAN MORGAN. About Col. Morgan Morgan is writtenin the book: "Educated in London during the reign of William the 3rd; emigrated to the Colony of Delaware early in the reign of Queen Ann. Emigrated to Berkeley Co., Va abt 1722. The raider JOHN MORGAN of the Civil War was a lineal descendant of Col. Morgan Morgan." Would appreciate hearing from anyone with info on this Morgan Morgan line.
Sylvia Sebelist Fri, 27 Mar 1998 19:42:39
Seek parents of William HENRY,b.12 March 1812,d.12 October 1875. he married Mary Ellen HORN 5 August 1845. They are buried in Green Hill Cemetery,Martinsburg,WVA.
Floris Adams Freeman Fri, 27 Mar 1998 07:46:07
Seeking information on the David Lewis family who lived on Oberkon Creek, in Berkeley County, W.Va. David Lewis married Mary Merchant. Children were: David, Stephen (my ancestor), John, Mary, Fielding, Rebecca, Benjamin, Lewis, and Pricilla.
Jeff Wallick Sun, 22 Mar 1998 21:06:56
I am looking for information on the following families: William J. HOBDAY 2nd of Rock Gap, Berkeley Co,VA. and his wife Mary DAWSON (m. 1828 in what is now Morgan Co)
Jeff Wallick Sun, 22 Mar 1998 16:08:01
MELVIN, John Jefferson Sr. Married (2 Aug 1791 Berkeley Co WV) to a Jane (last name could be Barnes, Burns or Burr - marriage certificate is difficult to read). Need confirmation on her correct last name.
Jeff Wallick Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:53:53
PAULL-PAUL. Need info on William PAULL/PAUL (m 12 May 1796 Berkley Co WV) and his ancestors.
Jeff Wallick Sun, 22 Mar 1998 16:10:24
BARNES, Jane. Did she marry (2 Aug 1791 Berkeley Co WV) a John Jefferson Melvin? If so, need info on her and her ancestors.
Jeff Wallick Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:51:00
JACK, Sarah Anne (b 1771, m 12 May 1796 Berkeley Co WV). Wife of William PAUL(L). Need info on her and her ancestors.
Bob Sat, 21 Mar 1998 08:12:16
Looking for information on the family of William HUDSON who left a will in Berkeley Co. in 1824. His wife was Bridget and children were: Jesse, John, James, Robert, Mary and Catherine. Catherine married Isaac MYERS in 1821. I believe they were oroginally from Pa. since Catherine claims to have been born there.
Alice D. Gedge Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:06:32
John DAVIDSON was born abt 1735/1738 in Scotland. He came to this country and married Mary or Ann HANNA/HANNAH 7 Nov 1768 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA. He died abt 1822 in Adams Co., OH.
Mary or Ann HANNAH is the one that I am trying to find parents for. I don't know if she made it to Adams Co.,OH or not.
They had children James, Ann (who married Benjamin SUGARS 4 Feb 1790 in Berkely Co., VA), Armstrong (b. 15 Sep 1774/1784 m. Rebecca SPEARS, moved to Cass Co., MI)William, John (b.1775/1794 PA m.15 Dec 1803 Margaret KINCAID in Adams Co. d.Oct 1825 Adams Co., OH) Elizabeth (b. 1778 Berkeley Co.,VA, m. Daniel MOORE and Robert LYTLE, d.6 Jul 1851 Adams Co., OH),Samuel Davidson (b.1787 Berkeley Co., VA, m.23 Mar 1809 Eleanor HENDERSON in Adams Co., OH, d.21 Feb 1860 Vermillion Co., IN), Stephen (b.abt 1787 Berkeley, VA, m. Elizabeth VANCE 31 Aug 1809 Adams Co., OH, d. abt may 1814 Springfield, Clark Co., OH), Andrew (b. 28 Apr 1790 Berkeley,VA, m. 29 Sep 1814 Penina KINCAID Adams Co., OH, d. 9 Apr 1843 Rochester, Fulton Co., IN)
Mollie Seibert Ziegler Thu, 19 Mar 1998
Looking for information on Benedict Couchman who died in Berkeley Co 28Jan1797. Who were his parents? Where was he born? His wife was Catharine. Who were her parents? Have information on their children and am willing to share.
Michelle Maitland Mon, 16 Mar 1998 21:55:46
I am looking for anything on my Great Grandmother, Elizabeth BISHOP and her parents, Adolph BISHOP and Margaret SCANTLING. I don't know if they were originally from Berkeley County but did live there in 1883 when my Great Grandmother was born in Harpers Ferry. My great grandmother first married a CLARK(E), first name unknown and later married to Elijah CURTIS and lived in the Richmond-Petersburg area of Virginia from at least 1913 when my grandmother was born until her death in 1953. I do not when or where she married either husband, but I do know she did have children with her first husband and was told they remained in West Virginia when she moved to Virginia.
Danita Smith Mon, 9 Mar 1998 11:08:45
I am looking for any information on Phoebe (GANDY) CASTO, who supposedly died in Berkeley Co. around 1770. Up until this point, no one had a county listed for where she was buried but I recently saw Berkeley listed among someone's notes and thought it was worth a shot. Does anyone know of any CASTOs in Berkeley Co.?
My name is Danita Smith and I'm the editor of the Casto Connections newsletter. Our web site is
Dale Weaver Sun, 8 Mar 1998 22:27:45
I have a general question. Did Berkeley County keep Declaration of Intention Records or similiar "immigration" records for German settlers to the county. I am interested in the years prior to 1803. Where did the Germans land who were headed to Berkeley County? Has anyone found there "Berkeley Co- german roots?"
Jim Johnson Sun, 8 Mar 1998 16:22:21
William Weaver, born 24 Dec 1759, Pennsylvania; while a resident of Sleepy Creek, New Hope, Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia), served in the Berkeley County Militia, Relovutionary War; and married Mary Kiger, a "native of Maryland" , about 1783. Seek exchanger of genealogical data on ancestors, siblings & descendants.
Ernie E Page Sat, 7 Mar 1998 03:12:33
The WV Sons of Confederate Veterans are in the process of locating the Grave sites of Confederate Veterans in WV if you know of or have any information of the Grave site of a Confederate Soldier Buried in WV please contact me at The following information will be the most helpful, Unit and company served in, date of birth, date of death , wifes name, location and name of cemetary buried in, and any other service related information you may have.
Linda Smith Sat, 7 Mar 1998 00:17:09
I am researching the parents of Susannah HAY(S). She married Tunis NEWKIRK in 1801 and Adam HAY(S) was the bondsman. I assume that Adam was her brother or father. I believe her mother was Marie BOYER. I think they came to Berkeley Co. from Pennsylvania. Just need some more solid proof. Anyone have any suggestions?
Julie Messplay Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:24:11
Please e-mail me w/ any information on how I might purchase a book called "Descendants of Col. Morgan Morgan" by French Morgan. I'm out-of-state, can't find where to get this book.
Steve Jennings Tue, 03 Mar 1998 23:32:54
Looking for any information on Abraham Lepphart, Leopard, Leopart. He disppears from census after 1810.
Bob Tue, 03 Mar 1998 12:07:51
William HUDSON and wife Bridget lived in Berkeley Co. up until 1824 when William died. He left a will in 1824 identifying the following children. Jesse, John, James, Catherine, Robert and Mary. Catherine married Isaac MYERS in 1821. By 1850, they were living in Harper's Ferry. They had at least one child: SAmuel born in 1825. I would appreciate information on nay of these people.
Christine Henderson Tue, 03 Mar 98 10:31:43
Interested in a small, obscure family named SHUBRIDGE/SHOEBRIDGE John Shubridge listed on mid-1780's list of Fairfax tenants. Will correspond with anyone interested in Matheny or Shubridge/Shoebridge names.
Lois J. Lambert Mon, 02 Mar 1998 20:36:29
Seeking information about the parents of Thomas LANE who married Jemima Keziah BAKER ca. 1770. Their children: Catharine, Thomas Jr., Martin, Samuel and William. Am a descendant of Catharine who married Benoni Brown 10 Dec. 1793 in Berkeley Co. and then moved to Ohio.
Steve Christy Sun, 1 Mar 1998 17:22:59
Looking for info on descendants of Samuel CHRISTY, lived W of Martinsburg along Tuscarora Creek ca.1781 - 1804, in particular descendants of his daughters Sarah CHRISTY PATTON, born 1875, married James PATTON, three daughters Eliza, Martha, and Levenia; and Elizabeth CHRISTY PATTERSON, born 1790, married Hugh V PATTERSON, two children William and Samuel. Eldest brother of the two sisters was Robert CHRISTY, died single. Robert's will provided for establishment of a poorhouse and I note that there is a Poorhouse Road that runs along Tuscarora Creek where it turns south. Any info about this would also be appreciated if it is related to the activities of the Christys who remained in WV. Other family members moved to Fayette Co OH then to Tipton/Clinton counties in IN.
S. Heath Teague Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:29:57
I am looking for the parents of Israel Heath, born about 1773 in VA, married Elizabeth Blue 1799 in Berkely Co. VA.
Shawn Irons Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:23:08
Do you know of any marriage record for Samuel McIntire married to Sarah Elizabeth Hite on January 19, 1847 and Charles McIntire married to Catherine Dick on October 8, 1805?
I am needing this for (hopefully) final proof for getting into the DAR organization. I am so close to getting this wrapped up. I am needing the information or even an e-mail back stating even if there is no marriage record for either one of my relatives.
Leighanne Zeigler Fri, 27 Feb 1998 14:14:53
Seeking information on Charles H. Fowler married Virginia Horn Fowler of Berkeley County. Charles parents were Samuel H. Fowler and Mary Evans. One of Charles Fowler's son was Grover Cleveland Fowler. Grover was married to Ethel Douglas Fowler. Where are the Fowlers orginally from? Other related families are Bost, Ramsburg and Milhaff of Martinsburg.
Kathryn Stuart Tue, 24 Feb 1998 10:39:09
Thomas SHEPHERD; Elizabeth VAN METER; Mary SHEPHERD I am searching for any information on the family of Thomas SHEPHERD (1705-1776) and his wife Elizabeth VAN METER (1715-1793). Shepherdstown, WV is named for Captain Thomas Shepherd. I am interested also in their daughter Mary and her family. Thank you for any information you can add; I'm just beginning to work on this family.
Don Matson Mon, 23 Feb 1998 15:04:08
Need anything at all on John FIGG b. ca. 1740-50 (Va.?)His 1st wife was from Ireland or of Irish descent according to family tradition, but who was she & when & where were they married??John may have been a Quaker at Bullskin/Berkeley M.M. three & a half miles S.W. of Char- lestown or at Hopewell Friends in Frederick Co. Va. By 1st wife, he had at least 3 sons....Seely/Seeli/Cely b. May 4, 1776, James b. ca. 1778 & William b. 1775-80. Were there any other children? John married 2nd Mar. 13, 1792 Berkeley Co.,Va. to Elizabeth Mitchell. They along with most of both sets of children went to Ky. ca. 1800. Could John be a part of the FEGS who came from Berks Co.,Pa. or could he be a part of the FIGG family who settled early 1636-1800 in York, Gloucester, Middlesex, Pr. Geo., & King William Cos.,Va.??
Lyles Harper Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:53:57
My ggg grandmother was Alice Harper but I do not know her maiden name. We think it could be Littleton because one of her sons was named Lewis Littleton Harper. Family tradition says that our family came from Harper's Ferry, W. Va. We believe that Alice's husband was Joseph Harper. Alice and Joseph were in S.C. as early as 1771 according to land transactions. Alice was in the 1790 census but apparently Joseph had died. A tract of land that the children sold in 1797 was designated as land granted to Alexander Harper. Any information on Joseph, Alexander or Alice would be appreciated..Also, Alice's son, Malachi (my gg grandfather) married Jane Jenkins. They lived in S. C. for a while but relatives claim that she was buried in Harper's Ferry, W. Va. I would like to have information about Jane Jenkins.
Bob Loose Thu, 19 Feb 1998 16:18:04
I'm looking for any information on, or confirmation of, my grandfather's birth in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV on 8 JUN 1860. His name was Thomas Jefferson OREM. (I got birth info from his death certificate in Harrisburg, PA.)
Paul K. Bowen Thu, 19 Feb 98 11:09:56
I am seeking info on George Bond who resided in Berkeley Co. during ca.1780. Served in the VA Continental Lline during the Rev/War. Am very interested in his son William. Other known children were, Stephen, george, and Nicholas. Wife's name was Elizabeth.
Richard Nash Wed, 18 Feb 1998 08:19:06
Seeking origins of fams of Jonathan Osborn, died Berkeley Co 1779, and Caleb Booth, died 1820.
Jean Austin Tolle Mon, 16 Feb 1998 21:58:12
Doing research on Thomas O'dell and Gracie Austin who Md.Ca. 1778 in Berkley Co. W. Va., settled in Adams Co. Oh. near John and Elizabeth Austin, in Byrd Twp. John Austin formerly of Md. and Va. Are John and Gracie brother and sister?
Lue Fletcher Mon, 16 Feb 1998 13:11:42
Interested in the family of Thomas Thomas, married Jane Abel. He arrived from Wales in the late 1700. Later descendants settled in Ohio, Delaware Co.
Bob Carothers Sat, 14 Feb 1998 15:28:56
Searching for information on John and Hannah LeDane (or Lyddan) living in Bedington, Berkeley County in 1810-1840. One child was John Henry born 1839. Other children?
Norma Hite Sat, 14 Feb 98 09:39:21
My 4th great grand father was Phillip Kestner who married Elizabeth Merchant of Berkley Co. Her father and mother are listed above. Phillip Kestner and Jocab Merchant, the brother of Elizabeth, came to Washington Co VA about 1800. I am trying to establish the identify of Phillip's parents. Do you know anyone who has researched the Merchant family and could give me a clue on the Kestner connection?
Linda Smith Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:00:58
Researhing the HAY and BOYER families in Berkeley Co.,VA Adam and Marie or Mary (BOYER) are possibly from PA and were in Berkeley Co., VA in 1782 when their daughter, Susannah HAY was born. Susannah married Tunis NEWKIRK in Berkeley Co., possibly. I am not sure if Adam and Marie HAY went to Fairfield Co., OH, but Tunis and Susannah NEWKIRK did.
Beverly Himes BARGER Thu, 12 Feb 1998 10:06:51
I believe some of my HIMES/HINES and MOSE/MOATS ancestors or allied families lived in the Berkley Co, West Virginia area. Would enjoy exchanging information with any allied or related surnames.
Marcia Schmelzer Wed, 11 Feb 1998 18:57:54
John PEPPERS born about 1777 in Berkeley Co., died between 12/23/1834 and 2/1835 in Fairfield Co., Ohio. Married 4/1/1806 in Ross Co., Ohio to Sophia PEPPERS born 9/6/1788 in Virginia, died 8/28/1873 in Fairfield Co., Ohio. John was on the 1800 Va. Census, he moved to Ross Co., Ohio around 1803-1809]. Sophia PEPPERS may be a daughter of William PEPPERS [he is on the 1790 Census for the Northwest Territory]. I know that John was related to an Elizabeth [PEPPERS] DRINKER, the wife of John DRINKER, since John, Sophia and 2 of their daughters are mentioned in Elizabeth' s will. John & Elizabeth may be the children of Joshua and Mary PEPPERS, Sr., they are buried at the Bunker Hill Episcopal Church Cemetery. I have a copy of the papers that show my 3rd G-grandfather and his sister, inheriting money from Elizabeth DRINKER'S will, since their Mother [Sarah M.] had died.
Jack Nida Wed, 11 Feb 1998 01:09:57
Johann David von Nida, commonly called David Nida/Niday, born er route to America in 1748. His father, Johann Michael von Nida, lived around Cumerland, MD where David married a German girl, Mary. It is said that they moved to Berkeley Co. where some nine children were born. He owned 300 acres of land in Berkeley Co. in 1780 and 215 acres in Hamshire County, a part of the Northern Neck Grant. He and his family are next found in Botetourt Co in 1786 after selling their land in Berkeley and Hampshire. I would appreciate any record that could be found regarding this family from 1748 - 1785.
Carol Jones Wilson Mon, 09 Feb 1998 15:55:17
Seek information on Isaac COMPTON, born around 1740-1760 and wife Ann (unknown). Isaac was probably born in NJ, and may have lived in Sussex Co. He went to Berkeley after the Rev. War, and died there around 1826. Only one known son, Jonathan, born 1780 in Berkeley Co. Jonathan married Mary YOUNG, daughter of Charles JUNG, Rev. War soldier and his wife Catharine Elizabeth KINDT/KINT. Will answer all mail, and share info.
Julie Abrell Messplay Mon, 9 Feb 1998 15:43:51
I know my grandfather was Harry Guinn Abrell of Gerrardstown (Berkeley Co) WV. (circa 1925-1995) I know his father was Harry Benjamin Abrell of same place. I would like to know any Abrell ancestors before that.
I also know my grandfather's mother was Mary Guinn Morgan Abrell, a descendant of Morgan Morgan (first white settler in WV, Berkeley County). A portion of Morgan Morgan's original 200+ acre tract of land is still owned by my family, it is adjacent to the Morgan Morgan cabin historical monument in Gerrardstown. What I would like to know is HOW was Mary Guinn Morgan related to Morgan Morgan...what is the family line travelling back to him in the 1700s. I'd like to be able to tell my children about all this!
Char Mon, 9 Feb 1998 00:19:14
Ronald Stottlemire Sun, 08 Feb 1998 21:44:25
I am a decendant of Nathaniel and Thankful Heriman Morrison They were my gggg-grandparents if anyone knows if they are buried in Berkeley Co. around Winchester please e-mail me.
Marilyn Symonds Thu, 05 Feb 1998 06:12:27
Request for information re parents of Joseph EDMUNDS, born 1801 Berkeley WV "near Winchester". Parents may have been John EDMUNDS and Elizabeth COOPER. Joseph EDMUNDS married 1822 Charlotte WRIGHT of Bedford VA and they lived in Campbell County VA until his death in 1862.
Tracy Hancock Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:31:21
METCALF I would like to exchange information with all METCALF researchers in the Berkeley/Hamshire/Hardy County area from prior to the Revolution until 1860.
David Faigley Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:31:21
My g-g-grandfather, David FEIGLEY/ FEGELE of Hagerstown MD married Susan (Susanna) ORMAN of Virginia August 31, 1828 according to family records. I haven't been able to find their marriage record in Maryland---thought they may have married in Berkley Co. VA. Need help determining this. Also, any information on ORMANs in that area.
Lorene Dalton Ridenour Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:55:53
I would like to find out more about " RIDENOUR GRADE SCHOOL " that was in Martinsburg WV. I am searching also on a Church " Saint Paul's Lutheran Church " in Aurora,Preston Co WV. Founded March 24,1787.
Grace Painter Sat, 31 Jan 1998 22:00:22
I am looking for the parents of James O'Brien who married a Deborah Johnston in Berkeley County 1819. He was on the 1820 Morgan county census.
Julie Abrell Messplay Sat, 31 Jan 1998 14:02:41
I am interested in finding information about Morgan Morgan, 1st white settler in WV, I have a little info to share also w/ anyone willing to correspond. I am a direct descendant. Also interested in my 'family tree' which so far no one in my family has put together. Would like to begin w/ my father's side of the family, the Abrells of Gerrardstown/Martinsburg area including Benjamin Harrison Abrell and wife Sarah Morgan Abrell (circa late 1800s) had children in the early 1900s including Pearl, Ray, Harry and daughters Mary Ruth, Fern.
Linda Harbin Grubbs Sat, 31 Jan 1998 13:37:35
Seaching for the parents of ROBERT CHAMBERS (11/21/1763 - 8/20 1838 Boone Co., KY.) who married 17 Jan. 1788 Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., W.VA. to MARY McALLISTER (5/24/1770 - 3/23/1828 Boone Co., KY.). Possible brother of Robert Chambers was: JOSEPH CHAMBERS who married 31 Dec. 1789 Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., W.VA. to NELLY SNIDER. Possible sisters of Robert Chambers were: SARAH CHAMBERS who married 09 May 1786, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., W. VA. to HENRY BARE & CATHERINE ESTER CHAMBERS who married 13 May 1788 Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., W. VA. to PETER FISHER. I would like to exchange information with others who are researching any of these family names.
Fran Smith Wed, 28 Jan 1998 18:37:40
Looking for any information on a William R. HISSONG, was in 1880 Berkely Co census with 2nd wife Lucy, there was also 5 children living in the same household with the last name of BROWN. His sister Barbara also listed in Berkely Co. 1880 census is m. to a Daniel KELLER, Elizabeth HISSONG, William and Barbara's mother was also living with the KELLER's.
Roger Tabler Tue, 27 Jan 1998 17:57:13
My Question relates to Tablers from the Martinsburg, WV area who may have fought in the Civil War. Also, how (for whom) is Tabler Station named? One specific family, or an entire clan. Hope to hear from you--(by the way, has a county history been done on Berkeley County, and if so, how can I purchase one??)
Shalane J. Sheley Tue, 27 Jan 1998 15:58:17
Looking for parents/family of Mary HANBY b. 7 Mar 1778 in Virginia; married William Sheley (1765-1863) 1 Feb 1793 in Berkeley Co. VA.; d. 10 May 1842 Greene Co. OH
Cathy Tue, 27 Jan 1998 09:38:33
I am looking for anything on Joshua Barnes ALLEN. Where he died? Also his wife, Elizabeth BARNES ALLEN. Joshua died around 1810. in old Frederick Co. somewhere I think around Clarksburg, WV today.
Cathy Tue, 27 Jan 1998 09:34:39
I am looking for proof that the parents of Sarah ALLEN, b. 4-3-1753 in Winchester, Frederick Co. VA (now WV) are: Joshua B. ALLEN and Elizabeth BARNES ALLEN. m. abt. 1750 in NJ or CONN. Also where else I may try to find proof.
Bob Carothers Sun, 25 Jan 1998 13:07:08
I am tracking LeDane/Nicely families that lived near Martinsburg, WV. Owen Nicely LeDane born in Martinsburg to John Henry LeDane and Ann Nicely on Feb. 2, 1877. Need information on these families prior to 1877.
Marilyn Sun, 18 Jan 1998 14:50:49
I am a descendant of Benjamin Bell and Elizabeth Enoch. Benjamin was b. 1752 Berkeley Co. WV and died 10 Feb 1853 Swede Point, IA. Benjamin and his brother Nathaniel were both Rev War soldiers - and were the sons of Nathaniel and Hannah Bell. Nathaniel was born. c.a 1725 in Maryland, died 19 Feb 1800 Greene PA. Benjamin and Elizabeth were the parents of my gg grandmother Jane Bell who married Levi Mann. Do you have any information on this family?
Leon G Lookingbill Thu, 22 Jan 1998 08:04:46
Seeking information on LOOKINGBILL's in Berkeley Co. 1700 & early 1800's. Names of Charles Town & Bakerton has surface. Any type info will be greatly appreciated.
Sherry Neff Tue, 20 Jan 1998 07:32:11
I am searching for any information about the COURTNEYand kERN/KERNS families in Berkeley Co. All the information I have at this time is that my ggg grandparents..John COURTNEY and Sarah J KERNS were married Dec 22, Berkeley Co..suretor was Jacob KERNS and the minister was Lewis F Wilson. I believe Michael COURTNEY and Maria BOWDEN ..m..Jan 7, 1820 in Berkeley Co, to be the parents of John COURTNEY.
John C. E. Christensen Sun, 18 Jan 1998 14:31:43
Looking for the parents of two brothers, Nathan and Isaac CATLETT, who moved from the Berkeley/Morgan Co. (Sleepy Creek?) area in 1817 to Hardin/LaRue County KY. Nathan Catlett was born in Berkeley Co in December of 1788. Isaac Catlett was born either in 1802 or 1803 in Berkeley Co or in Maryland. Family stories say that the father had disowned Nathan for marring a german girl from Jefferson Co. Supposedly the father died about 1816 at which point the two brothers went to KY. The stories state that the mother was of French stock and may have remarried and moved to Indiana.
Donna B. Stinnett Sun, 18 Jan 1998 11:55:11
Researching BUCKLES, BROWN, VAN METER families in Berkely, Jefferson counties. Seeking parents of Robert Buckles Sr. b. May 15, 1702 in Yorkshire, England, and d. Dec. 1790 in Jefferson Co., Va. (W.Va.) Seeking parents of Ann Brown, b. Aug. 1705 in Bucks County, Penn. and d. in Berkely Co., Va. (W.Va.) Seeking parents of Rachel Van Meter, b. April 27, 1740 in Frederick Co., Va., died in Jefferson Co., Va. and married to Robert Buckles Jr. b. 1740 in Jefferson Co. and d. 1809 in Berkely Co.
Sherman Finch Sat, 17 Jan 1998 17:15:13
I am seeking information about my line of Rice beginging with Nicho;as Rice, Rev war from Berkeley Co Militia m Mary Ann M.E. Hickman. His son Jacob m Susanna Peckenpaugh. Looking for info about Nicholas father. They all moved to Ft. Hardin, KY.
Liz Jordan Sat, 17 Jan 1998 10:43:07
Seeking any information on John Campbell living in Berkeley Co. in 1776. He was the father of James Campbell (born 1776 in Berkeley Co.) and husband of Catherine ?. This is the only information I have on him so anything is greatly appreciated.
Mary Ellen Ledford Fri, 9 Jan 1998 00:18:52
Need help with Joseph CRABB born 1772 Berkeley Co. WV....back then was VA. He died after 1850, possibly Lawrence Co. Tn. Was a private (N. C. ( Indian Ward of 1789. Who was his wife??? Had dau Rhoda b 1804 d 1865 Al md 1816 Fountain ROGERS; Joseph b 1803/5 Tn d aft 1880 possibly Prentiss Co. MS md 1816 in Whtie co. Tn. Catherine ROGERS and possibly had dau Elizabeth who md Berryman HAMLETT cir 1811. Siblings of Joseph b 1772 were John b 1763 Fredric Co.VA d 1844 Il md aft 1787 Ellen REYNOLDS;
Francis "Frank" b. cir 1774
Stephen b 1778 d 1857/60 Limestone Co. Al md 1798 Delia DANIEL md/2 Mary ??
Elizabeth md 1803 Hillsman KING
Eleanor b cir 1775 md John ROSE.
Who can help?? Would love to know more about Joseph b 1772 and wife???mystery??
Rose Fri, 16 Jan 1998 22:54:35
John was born in Chester County, PA in 1748 and moved to Berkeley County. In 1775 he enlisted in the service while living in Berkeley County. I wonder if you have any information on him. I do not know when he moved to Berkeley, but I am especially interested in knowing if he married there. I have heard two names associated as wives: Ann Cunningham and Margaret Langley. John eventually moved to Frederick County and then down to Gwinnett Co., GA.
Kim Davis Tue, 6 Jan 1998 13:56:49
Seeking all Huls, Hulse, Hulst, Hults, Hultz from Frederick, Berkeley Co.. Families resided there prior to 1749 thru early 1800's.
Elizabeth Smith Mon, 5 Jan 1998 18:15:00
Seeking historical information about the Low Dutch Colony near Shepherdstown, its beginnings, leaders, etc. What primary and secondary sources are available?
Elizabeth Smith Mon, 5 Jan 1998 18:12:00
Seeking information (birthplace, parents, etc.) about Daniel HARRIS - b. ca 1737; d. 7 June 1821. Maybe bur. in Allenville, Cotton Twp., Switzerland Co., IN. Married Elizabeth DEMAREE b.1739 in Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ., daughter of Samuel DEMAREE and Leah DEMAREST. Daniel HARRIS served in the Amer. Rev. War. He enlisted at Shepherdstown in 1777 in Capt. James Kearney's Co., Col. Hartley's Regiment and participated in Sullivan's Indian Campaign. He was discharged 1 June 1780 from Col. Adam Hubley's PA Regiment. Son (my direct line), Samuel HARRIS - b. 20 Nov. 1763, Beekman Twp., Dutchess Co., NY; d. 20 Feb. 1852, Shakertown, Pleasant Hill, Mercer Co., KY. Married Elizabeth VAN CLEAVE, 25 Oct. 1784 in Lincoln Co., KY, b. 16 May 1766, d. 1 July 1852. Samuel also volunteered for Rev. War Service in VA in Oct. of 1780. Samuel stated on his pension application that his father moved the family to Berkeley Co. shortly after 1770. Can provide additional information (not a lot) on other children. The HARRIS and DEMAREE families were part of the Conewago, PA/Berkeley Co., VA/Kentucky migration of the Low Dutch. Other places that the HARRIS / DEMAREE family lived include: Tappan, NY; Preston, CT; Conewago, York (Adams) Co., PA; Washington Co, PA; and Shelby and Henry Co., KY.
Norma Hite Fri, 02 Jan 98 10:43:24
I am seeking information on a Phillip Kestner born ca 1760 married Elizabeth Merchant. They came to Washington Co Va ca 1800. Apparently Elizabeth's father and mother were William and Pricillia Merchant from Berkley Co. Do you have any information or can you direct me to some one who may have information on the Merchant and Kestner/Kistner families.

Martha D. Hollett Sat, 03 Jan 1998 20:27:17
Request any information on surnames:FILSON/PHILSON, BENTON, BUTT,CLARKE, BOGGS
Rose Ferguson Thu, 1 Jan 1998 23:49:17
I am researching JOHN MC DADE of Berkley County, VA. John was originally (as best I can tell) from Chester Co. PA, born in 1748, then resided in Berkeley County where he joined the service as a Volunteer Rifleman (I believe in June, 1775) under the command of Capt. Hugh Stephenson. At one point during the war, he may have been under the command of George Washington. He eventually went to Frederick Co.
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