McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familys and Individuals

Notes


Joseph T. Shields

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA (WV); District 71: taken on 2 Jul 1850; Page 408; Image 2 of 38;
Family #12/12.
Listed as Joseph Shield; age 45; born in VA; farmer; head of household; no other persons listed.
2. Wyoming Co, VA (WV) Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1857); Page 3; Line 17; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Shields; age 47; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living in Wyoming Co, WV;
son of John and Elizabeth; married on 27 Nov 1857 in Wyoming Co, VA; Nancy Miller; age 22;
born in Logan Co, VA (WV); single; living in Wyoming Co, VA; daughter of Peter and Lily? (sp?).
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, VA (WV); Sunhill PO; taken on 3 Aug 1860; Page 7__; Image 61 of
73 Family #423/372.
Listed as Joseph Shields; age 55; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
4. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek Township; taken on 6 Aug 1870; Sun Hill PO; Page
581A; Image 1 of 9; Family #5/5.
Listed as Joseph Shields; age 65; born in VA; works on farm; in household of brother, William P.
Shields.
3. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 14 Jun 1880; Page 521C; Image 7
of 12; Family #59/59.
Listed as Joseph Shields; age 72; born in WV; in household of nephew, Perry Shields.
6. Tazewell Co, VA, Land Grant No. 112, page 696.
Joseph Shields entered 50 acres on 1 Aug 1856 in Wyoming Co, WV on Horse
Creek and Cub Creek of Big Fork of Guyandotte (River).


Nancy Miller

1. Wyoming Co, VA (WV) Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1857); Page 3; Line 17; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Shields; age 47; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living in Wyoming Co, WV;
son of John and Elizabeth; married on 27 Nov 1857 in Wyoming Co, VA; Nancy Miller; age 22;
born in Logan Co, VA (WV); single; living in Wyoming Co, VA; daughter of Peter and Lily? (sp?).
2. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, VA (WV); Sunhill PO; taken on 3 Aug 1860; Page 7__; Image 61 of
73 Family #423/372.
Listed as Nancy Shields; age 24; born in VA; in household of husband, Joseph Shields.


John Shields

1. Ancestor Chart by Doug Dishop, 4917 Annhurst Road, Columbus, OH 43228, 1983.
William Shields was born in 1826, son of Joseph Shields, born in 1785.


Elizabeth Frances Coburn

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA(WV); taken on 13 Aug 1850; Page 211B; Image 16 of 38;
Family #101/101.
Listed as Elizabeth Shield; age 65; born in VA, in household of son, William P. Shields.
2. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, VA (WV); Sun Hill PO; taken on 3 Aug 1860; Page 7_; Image 61 of
73; Family #424/303.
Listed as Elizabeth Shields; age 72; born in VA; pauper; in household of son, William P. Shields.


Henry J. Clay

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #13.
Listed as Henry Clay, age 69, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
First married Rhoda Shrewsbury, second Mattie (Martha?) Miller.
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga. Listed as a
pauper. Shows wife as Martha.
4. "Wyoming Co, WV Hertiage...", "Henry J. Clay", article, page 95.
5. "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850", CD #229, Family Tree Maker.
Henry Clay married on 12 Nov 1814 Rhody Solesberry in Giles Co, VA.
6. "Families of Wyoming Co, WV', Vol 17, Issue #1, 2003, page 3; "The Gunnoe Family Of WV", by
Judy Gunnoe, 1398 Ambridge Road, Centerville, OH 45459.
Henry Clay was the father of Robert E. Stewart by Sarah Stewart before her marriage to Daniel Gunnoe.


Rhoda Elizabeth Shrewsbury

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Robert Mills search, 5 Nov 2001; submitted by Walter
M. Bailey, baileywm@pa.net
Rhoda Elizabeth Shrewsbury; born in 1795; died abt 1836 in Wyoming Co, WV;
married Henry J. Clay on 12 Nov 1814 in Giles Co, VA.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
Rhoda Shrewsbury was first wife of Henry J. Clay.
3. "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850", CD #229, Family Tree Maker.
Henry Clay married on 12 Nov 1814 Rhody Solesberry in Giles Co, VA.
4. "The Shrewsbury Family" Web Site, http://www.geocities.com/heartland
hills/3402/shrews.htm, by Gina Rose, 16 Jan 1998.
Elizabeth Rhoda Solesbury married Henry J. Clay, son of Mitchell Clay.


George P. Clay

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #13.
Listed as George Clay, age 15, born in VA, in household of father, Henry
J. Clay.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
Son of first marriage to Rhoda Shrewsbury.


Henry J. Clay

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #13.
Listed as Henry Clay, age 69, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
First married Rhoda Shrewsbury, second Mattie (Martha?) Miller.
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga. Listed as a
pauper. Shows wife as Martha.
4. "Wyoming Co, WV Hertiage...", "Henry J. Clay", article, page 95.
5. "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850", CD #229, Family Tree Maker.
Henry Clay married on 12 Nov 1814 Rhody Solesberry in Giles Co, VA.
6. "Families of Wyoming Co, WV', Vol 17, Issue #1, 2003, page 3; "The Gunnoe Family Of WV", by
Judy Gunnoe, 1398 Ambridge Road, Centerville, OH 45459.
Henry Clay was the father of Robert E. Stewart by Sarah Stewart before her marriage to Daniel Gunnoe.


Martha "Mattie" Miller

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #13.
Listed as Martha Clay, age 30, born in VA, in household of husband, Henry
J. Clay.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Household of husband, Henry J. Clay. Lists her as a "washer woman."
4. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 742.
Center Township, page 006.
Listed as Martha Clay, age 65, widow, in household of son-in-law,
James R. Sauls.


Mary A. "Polly" Clay

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #13.
Listed as Polly A. Clay, age 3, born in VA, in household of father, Henry
J. Clay.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Household of father, Henry J. Clay.


Mitchell Clay Sr

1. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 429.
Mitchel Clay, born in Henrico Co, VA, married Pheobe Belcher, born in
Bedford Co, VA, and settled in Mercer Co, WV. He died at Pearisburg, VA in
1811. Their children were: Mitchell Jr., Henry J., Charles, William, David,
Bartley, Ezekiel, Rebecca, Patience, Sarah, Mary Obedience, Nannie, Tabitha
and Naomi.
2. "Heritage of Wyoming Co", David Dillow Walker Article, page 174.
Capt. Ralph Stewart (17 Dec 1752 in VA- 18 Nov 1835 in Logan Co, WV) married
Mary Clay ( 1772- ) on 15 Jun 1784.
Mary was daughter of Private Mitchell Clay, born in 1736 in Henrico Co, VA,
died on 18 Nov 1811, married in 1760, in Bedford Co, VA Pheobe Betcher, born
in 1740 in Bedford Co, VA, died in 1813 in Giles Co, VA.
3. Familysearch.com Web Site, Josiah Cook search, 4 Nov 2000, Donna L. Cook,
2203 Robin Road, Dodge City, Kansas.
Mitchell Clay was born in 1736 in Henrico Co, VA; died in April 1811 on the
New River at Pearisburg, Giles Co, VA; married Pheobe Belcher in 1760 in
Franklin Co, VA.


Pheobe Belcher

1. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 429.
Mitchel Clay, born in Henrico Co, VA, married Pheobe Belcher, born in
Bedford Co, VA, and settled in Mercer Co, WV. He died at Pearisburg, VA in
1811.
Their children were: Mitchell Jr., Henry J., Charles, William, David,
Bartley, Ezekiel, Rebecca, Patience, Sarah, Mary Obedience, Nannie, Tabitha
and Naomi.
2. "Heritage of Wyoming Co", David Dillow Walker Article, page 174.
Capt. Ralph Stewart (17 Dec 1752 in VA- 18 Nov 1835 in Logan Co, WV) married
Mary Clay ( 1772- ) on 15 Jun 1784.
Mary was daughter of Private Mitchell Clay, born in 1736 in Henrico Co, VA,
died on 18 Nov 1811, married in 1760, in Bedford Co, VA Pheobe Belcher, born
in 1740 in Bedford Co, VA, died in 1813 in Giles Co, VA.
3. Familysearch.com Web Site, Josiah Cook search, 4 Nov 2000, Donna L. Cook,
2203 Robin Road, Dodge City, Kansas.
Pheobe Belcher was born in 1740 in Bedford Co, VA; died in 1809 in Franklin
Co, VA.


James Robert Sauls

1. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV, 1854-1910", Ronald Ray Turner, 1991,
page 59. Married James R. Sauls, age 22, born Jefferson Co, KY, son of James
and Sarah Sauls, on 9 Oct 1862.
3. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 71.
James R. Sauls, age 22, born in Jefferson Co, KY, son of James and Sarah
Sauls, married Minerva Ann Clay, age 19, born in Logan Co, WV, daughter of
Henry and Marthy Clay, on 9 Oct 1862.
4. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 742.
Center Township, page 006.
Listed as James R. Sauls, age 39, head of household, a farmer. Lists his
birth as GA as well as both parents.
5. "Births, Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1853.
J.E. Sauls was born on 15 Sep 1853 to James Robert and Minerva Ann Clay
Sauls. Year can not be correct. They were not old enough and they did not
marry until 1862.
6. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #1.
Listed as Jason B. Sauls, age 59, born in GA?, head of household.


Minerva Ann Clay

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #13.
Listed as Manerva A. Clay, age 5, born in VA, in household of father, Henry
J. Clay.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 430.
3. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV, 1854-1910", Ronald Ray Turner, 1991,
page 59. Married James R. Sauls, age 22, born Jefferson Co, KY, son of James
and Sarah Sauls, on 9 Oct 1862.
4. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Household of father, Henry J. Clay.
5. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 71.
James R. Sauls, age 22, born in Jefferson Co, KY, son of James and Sarah
Sauls, married Minerva Ann Clay, age 19, born in Logan Co, WV, daughter of
Henry and Marthy Clay, on 9 Oct 1862.
6. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 742.
Center Township, page 006.
Listed as Manerva A. Sauls, age 35, in household of husband, James R. Sauls.
7. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #1.
Listed as Minnerva A. Sauls, age 55, in household of husband, James Robert
Sauls.
8. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 27 Apr 1910, Page 288B, Family #175.
Listed as Minerva Sauls; age 54; born in WV; widow; 11 children, 8 living; farmer; head of
household.
9. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
M.A. Sauls; born on 5 May 1845; died on 25 Sep 1902 (sic); buried in Clay
Cemetery, Saulsville, Wyoming Co, WV.


Charles Edward Sauls

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 742.
Center Township, page 006.
Listed as Charles E. Sauls, age 8, in household of father, James R. Sauls.


Gilbert Arthur Sauls

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 742.
Center Township, page 006.
Listed as Gilbert A. Sauls, age 4, in household of father, James R. Sauls.
2. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1877.
A.G. Sauls was born on 10 May 1877 to J.R. and M.A. Sauls.


John Walker

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204B,
Family #14.
Listed as John Walker, age 75, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Jane

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 205A,
Family #14.
Listed as Jane Walker, age 60, born in VA, in household of husband, John
Walker.


Madison Ellison

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 205A, Family #14.
Listed as Matison Ellison, age 27, born in VA, in household of John Walker.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 429.
Married Lucretia Walker.
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
4. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, Rock View, Family 13.
5. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 713.
Center Township, page 005.
Listed as Madison Ellison, age 57, head of household, a farmer.
6. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Oceana District, Family #176.
Listed as Madison Ellison, age 77, head of household.
7. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Madison Ellison; born on 4 Jan 1823; died on 14 Apr 1907; buried in
Privett Cemetery Keyrock, Wyoming Co, WV.
8. E-mail response from Barbe Cook, Wilmington, NC, barbecook@aol.com
Lucretia Walker; born on 23 May 1825 in VA; died after 1910; married abt
1845 Madison Ellison.
Madison Ellison; born on 2 Jan 1823 in VA; died before 1910.


Lucretia Walker

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 205A,
Family #14.
Listed as Lucretia Ellison, age 21, born in VA, in household of John Walker,
with husband, Matison Ellison, and children.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 429.
Madison Ellison, born in 1793, and his sister, Sallie, of Monroe Co, came to
Wyoming Co soon after close of the Civil War (Can not be correct since he
was listed in the 1850 Census of Wyoming Co). He married Lucretia Walker,
daughter of Rev. William Walker.
3. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed as Lucretia Ellison, age 33, in household of husband, Madison Ellison.
4. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, Rock View, Family 13.
Listed as Lucrecia Elison, age 42, in household of husband, Madison Ellison.
5. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 713.
Center Township, page 005.
Listed as Lucretia Ellison, age 54, in household of husband, Madison
Ellison.
6. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Oceana District, Family #176.
Listed as Lucretia Ellison, age 75, in household of husband, Madison
Ellison.
7. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Lucretia Ellison; no birth date; died on 4 Apr 1919; buried in
Privett Cemetery, Keyrock, Wyoming Co, WV.
8. E-mail response from W. Barbe Cook, 326 Nottingham Lane Wilmington, NC,
28409, barbecook@aol.com
Lucretia Walker; born on 23 May 1825 in VA; died after 1910; married abt
1845 Madison Ellison.
9. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 221B, Family # 139.
Listed as Lucretia Ellison, age 84, born in WV, widow, 5 children, 3 living, in household
of son-in-law, Vasa B. Jones.


Mary or Nancy Ellison

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Birth Register; Book #___(1854); Page 3; Line #19; WV Archives Web Site.
Nancy Elison; born on 19 Dec 1854; daughter of Madison and Lucresa.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Register; Book#___(1855); Page 3; Line #4; WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Elison; age 18 days; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of Madison and Lucretia; died on
6 Jan 1855 of hives; reported by father.


Cora Ellison

1. "Deaths of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1876.


William Walker Sr.

1. 1850 Census, Boone Co, VA (now WV), page 32B, Family 431.
Listed as William Walker, Sr, age 50, born in NC, a farmer, head of
household.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 405.
Rev William Walker, of NC, located in Wyoming Co, WV after 1850. Ten years
later he moved to Boone Co, WV but later returned to Wyoming Co were he died.
3. "Heritage of Wyoming Co", William Walker, Jr. Article, page 180.
William Walker, Jr was son of the Rev William Walker who cast the only vote
for (Abe) Lincoln in Boone County, VA (now WV) in the 1860 election.
4. 1860 Census, Boone Co, WV, Ballardsville Post Office, page 35.
Listed as William Walker, Sr, age not given.
5. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana Township, Family 112.
Listed as William Walker, Sr, age 70, a lawyer, in household of son William
Walker, Jr.
6. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 86.
William Walker, age 73, widowed by divorce, born in Caswell Co, NC, married
on 25 Nov 1873, Nancy Collins, age 45, widow.
7. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 753.
Oceana Township, page 013.
Listed as William Walker, Sr, age 80, widowed, head of household, a farmer.


Nancy F. Browning

1. 1850 Census, Boone Co, VA (now WV), page 32B, Family 431.
Listed as Nancy Walker, age 49, born in NC, in household of husband, William
Walker.
2. E-mail response from Barbe Cook, Wilmington, NC, barbecook@aol.com
William Walker's first wife was Nancy F. Browning, daughter of William and
Catherine Anglin Browning, born abt 1800.


Vasa B. Jones

1. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 3, No 25, Haga, page 84.
Vasa B. Toms (sic Jones), age 61, born in Crawford Co, PA, married on 8 May
1886, Mary Jane Ellison, age 39, at Madison Ellison's.
2. E-mail response from Barbe Cook, Wilmington, NC, barbecook@aol.com
Mary Jane Ellison; born in 1846; died aft 1910; married Vasa B. Jones on 13
May 1886.
3. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 274A, Family #177.
Listed as Vissa B. Jones, age 76, born in Sep 1823 in WV (sic, PA), married 14 yrs, farmer, head
of household.
4. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 221B, Family # 139.
Listed as Vasa B. Jones, age 85, born in PA, married 24 years, farmer, head of household.


Mary Jane Ellison

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 205A,
Family #14.
Listed as Mary Jane Ellison, age 3, born in VA, in household of John Walker,
with parents, Matison and Lucretia Walker Ellison.
2. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
In household of father, Madison Ellison. Listed as Margaret J.
3. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, Rock View, Family 13.
Listed as Mary J.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 3, No 25, Haga, page 84.
Vasa B. Toms (sic Jones), age 61, born in Crawford Co, PA, married on 8 May
1886, Mary Jane Ellison, age 39, at Madison Ellison's.
5. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 713.
Center Township, page 005.
Listed as Mary J. Ellison, age 33, in household of father, Madison
Ellison.
6. E-mail response from Barbe Cook, Wilmington, NC, barbecook@aol.com
Mary Jane Ellison; born in 1846; died aft 1910; married Vasa B. Jones on 13
May 1886.
7. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 274A, Family #177.
Listed as Mary J. Jones, age 53, born in Nov 1846 in WV, married 14 yrs, 1 child, 1 living, in
household of husband, Vasa B. Jones.
8. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 221B, Family # 139.
Listed as Mary J. Jones, age 64, born in WV, married 24 years, 1 child, 1 living, in household
of husband, Vasa B. Jones.


Joseph V. Jones

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 274A, Family #177.
Listed as Joseph V. Jones, age 12?, born in Oct 1897? in WV, in household of father, Vasa B. Jones.
(There appears to be a conflict in his birth with the 1910 Census. If Joseph was born in 1897, his mother Mary Ellison
Jones would have been 50 years old at his birth)
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 221B, Family # 139.
Listed as Joseph V. Jones, age 19, born in WV, in household of father, Vasa B. Jones.