McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John Frost Rev

1. Internet e-mail, 22 Dec 1999, RDVSR@aol.com, Rodney Veitschegger, Bowling
Green KY.
Cornelius Roberts born 1745; killed by Indians in 1788 in Russell Co, VA;
husband of Mary? Benton Roberts.
Deed of heirs of Cornelius Roberts that named son, James, "...of Pike Co,
KY..." is reason he believes James is the son of Cornelius Roberts.
Mary Benton went to Anderson Co, TN with the Rev. John Frost after
Cornelius' death. The older Roberts children stayed in VA and the younger
ones were on the Jackson Co, TN from about 1800.
Mary and John Forast were married sometime before 1793 and was living for a
time in Washington Co, now Grayson Co, VA.


Mary Ellen Benton

1. Internet e-mail, 22 Dec 1999, RDVSR@aol.com, Rodney Veitschegger, Bowling
Green KY.
Cornelius Roberts born 1745; killed by Indians in 1788 in Russell Co, VA;
husband of Mary? Benton Roberts.
Deed of heirs of Cornelius Roberts that named son, James, "...of Pike Co,
KY..." is reason he believes James is the son of Cornelius Roberts.
Mary Benton went to Anderson Co, TN with the Rev. John Frost after
Cornelius' death. The older Roberts children stayed in VA and the younger
ones were on the Jackson Co, TN from about 1800.


Albert Woolridge

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 10.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 106
Albert Woolridge, age 22, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of William and Mary
Woolridge, married on 2 Feb 1877 Mary A. Cooley, age 22, born in (_______)
Co, VA, daughter of Nancy (_______).
Parents of bride and groom are reversed in record.


Mary A. Cooley

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 10.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 106
Albert Woolridge, age 22, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of William and Mary
Woolridge, married on 2 Feb 1877 Mary A. Cooley, age 22, born in (_______)
Co, VA, daughter of Nancy (_______).
Parents of bride and groom are reversed in record.


Lorenzo Dow Yost Sr

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, WV", Harman, Vol II, page 582.
John M. Yost (Sr), born in 1826, son of Lorenzo and Polly Stump Yost, married
Martha Carnes.
Lorenzo Yost, born in 1803, married Polly Stump.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Yost Search, 18 Sep 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Lorenzo Yost; born abt 1803 in VA; died abt 1879; married Polly Stump,
daughter of George and Rhoda Sciensentfee Stump abt 1825 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. "Tazewell County (VA) Marriages", Register #3, Year 1857, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
William Yost, age 27, born in Tazewell Co, VA, merchant, son of Lorenzo D. and Mary Yost, married on
23 Jul 1857 Julia F. Gerald, age 21, born in Giles Co, VA, daughter of Garland and Julia Gerald. Married by
John Boring.
4. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as L. D. Yost, age 47, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
5. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Croftsville, PO, taken on 18 Jun 1860, Page 726, Family #256.
Listed as Lorenzo D. Yost, age 56, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Polly A. Stump

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, WV", Harman, Vol II, page 582.
John M. Yost (Sr), born in 1826, son of Lorenzo and Polly Stump Yost, married
Martha Carnes.
Lorenzo Yost, born in 1803, married Polly Stump.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as Polly Yost, age 42, born in VA, in household of husband, Lorenzo D. Yost.
3. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Croftsville, PO, taken on 18 Jun 1860, Page 726, Family #256.
Listed as Polly Yost, age 53, born in VA, in household of husband, Lorenzo Dow Yost.


George Yost

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as George Yost, age 18, born in VA, farmer, in household of father, Lorenzo D. Yost.


Elizabeth J. Yost

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as Elizabeth J. Yost, age 14, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo D. Yost.


Sarah A. Yost

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as Sarah A. Yost, age 9, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo D. Yost.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Croftsville, PO, taken on 18 Jun 1860, Page 726, Family #256.
Listed as Sarah A. Yost, age 19, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo Dow Yost.


Emily Yost

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as Emily Yost, age 8, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo D. Yost.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Croftsville, PO, taken on 18 Jun 1860, Page 726, Family #256.
Listed as Emily Yost, age 17, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo Dow Yost.


Charles A. Yost

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 9 July 1850, Page 223A, Family #121.
Listed as Charles A. Yost, age ??, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo D. Yost.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Croftsville, PO, taken on 18 Jun 1860, Page 726, Family #256.
Listed as Charles A.Yost, age 10, born in VA, in household of father, Lorenzo Dow Yost.


John Yost Sr

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, WV", Harman, Vol II, page 581.
John and Henry Yost, presumably brothers, came from Germany to PA. According
to family tradition, John served in the Revoluntary War under General George
Washington and was in the battle of Lexington. He was a gunsmith in
Washington's army.


Peter Fox

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Mathias Fox search.
Mathias Fox, son of Peter Fox, married Barbara Spangler on 18 Feb 1802 in
Tazewell Co, VA; died 20 Jun 1834 in Tazewell Co, VA.


Peter Spangler

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Mathias Fox search.
Barbara Spangler was daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Pfeiffer Spangler.


Elizabeth Pfeiffer

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Mathias Fox search.
Barbara Spangler was daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Pfeiffer Spangler.


Richard Steele

1. Will Book #2, page 158, tazewell Co, VA.
Richard Steel's will was probated in Feb 1840 in Tazewell Co, VA.
Divides his property to wife, Eleanor, to his children: Shadrack, Richard,
and Harvey; to his grandsons: Calvin and Marvin; to his granddaughters: Ann
Eliza, and Elizabeth Steel; to his daughter: Nancy Huton? (Horten, see
Reference #2) and her children; to his sons: Edmond, Thomas and Wesley;
to his son-in-law:George Steel and to his daughters: Sharlotty and Tony?
Steel.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Richard Steel search, 10 Apr 2001, submitted by
janabird@aol.com
Richard Steel was born about 1780; married Eleanor Marlow; daughter, Nancy
Steel, was born about 1804 in Tazewell Co, VA, married Robert Alfred Horton.


Eleanor "Ellender" Marlow

1. Will Book #2, page 169, Tazewell Co, VA.
Ellender Steel's will was probated in Apr 1840 in Tazewell Co, VA.
Divides her property to her sons: Richard, Shardark and Edmond; to her
daughters (sic? granddaughters?) Ann Eliza and Elizabeth and to her son
Harvey.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Richard Steel search, 10 Apr 2001, submitted by
janabird@aol.com
Richard Steel was born about 1780; married Eleanor Marlow; daughter, Nancy
Steel, was born about 1804 in Tazewell Co, VA, married Robert Alfred Horton.


Shadrach Steele

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 94.
Shadrack Steel married Christiner Deskins on 2 Sep 1832 in Tazewell Co, VA.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 314B, Family #1370.
Listed as Shadrack Steel, Sr, age 35, born in VA, head of household.
3. "Tazewell County (VA) Marriages", Register #3, Year 1864, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Thomas Smith, age 23, born in Tazewell Co, VA, soldier, son of William and Sapphira Smith, married on 3 Feb 1864
Ann Eliza Steel, age 24, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of Shadrack and Christina Steel. Married by William
P. Linkous.


Christina Deskins

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Anthony Christian search, 2 Jan 2001, submitted by
rjbarnett@netscope.net.
John W. Vandyke, son of Israel and Mary Rebecca Beavers VanDyke, was born in
Jun 1836 in Tazewell Co, VA; died in 1900; married first, Jane Elswick;
second, Elizabeth Jane Steele, daughter of Shadrack and Christina Deskins
Steel, on 28 Jan 1861.
2. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 94.
Shadrack Steel married Christiner Deskins on 2 Sep 1832 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 314B, Family #1370.
Listed as Christina Steel, age 32, born in VA, in household of husband,
Shadrack Steel.
4. "Tazewell County (VA) Marriages", Register #3, Year 1864, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Thomas Smith, age 23, born in Tazewell Co, VA, soldier, son of William and Sapphira Smith, married on 3 Feb 1864
Ann Eliza Steel, age 24, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of Shadrack and Christina Steel. Married by William
P. Linkous.


Julia Steele

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 314B, Family #1370.
Listed as Julia Steel, age 17, born in VA, in household of father, Shadrack
Steel.


Paris Steele

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 314B, Family #1370.
Listed as Paris Steel, age 5, born in VA, in household of father, Shadrack
Steel.


Margaret Steele

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 314B, Family #1370.
Listed as Margaret Steel, age 1, born in VA, in household of father, Shadrack
Steel.


William Presley

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, James Presley search.
William, born before 1757 in Yorkshire, England, and Easter Presley, born
before 1761 in Yorkshire, England, were parents of James Presley.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Presley search, 12 Jan 2002, submitted by
Richard MacIntyre, richard@mortalmen.com.
William Presley; listed on 1778 tax list for Rockbridge Co, VA, married
first, Mary (_______); second, Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780; will probated
on 1 Apr 1800; named children: William, Jr (mentions grandsons, sons of
William Jr: William III and Samuel), Eleanor, Nancy, Betsy and James
Presley.
Also there was a daughter of William and Mary Presley, Mary Presley, who
married John Davis on 24 Jan 1788 in Rockbridge Co, VA.
3. "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850", Family Tree Maker, CD#229
William Presley married Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780 in Rockbridge Co, VA.


Esther Cowen

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, James Presley search.
William, born before 1757 in Yorkshire, England, and Easter Presley, born
before 1761 in Yorkshire, England (question her birth place), were parents of
James Presley.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Presley search, 12 Jan 2002, submitted by
Richard MacIntyre, richard@mortalmen.com.
William Presley; listed on 1778 tax list for Rockbridge Co, VA, married
first, Mary (_______); second, Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780; will probated
on 1 Apr 1800; named children: William, Jr (mentions grandsons, sons of
William Jr: William III and Samuel), Eleanor, Nancy, Betsy and James
Presley.
3. "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850", Family Tree Maker, CD#229
William Presley married Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780 in Rockbridge Co, VA.
4. 1801 Russell Co, VA Personal Property Tax List, Russell Co, VA Web Site.
Easther Presley listed with no tithes. Andrew Cowen, with three tithes and
Nancy Cowen with no tithes are also listed here.


William Presley

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, James Presley search.
William, born before 1757 in Yorkshire, England, and Easter Presley, born
before 1761 in Yorkshire, England, were parents of James Presley.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Presley search, 12 Jan 2002, submitted by
Richard MacIntyre, richard@mortalmen.com.
William Presley; listed on 1778 tax list for Rockbridge Co, VA, married
first, Mary (_______); second, Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780; will probated
on 1 Apr 1800; named children: William, Jr (mentions grandsons, sons of
William Jr: William III and Samuel), Eleanor, Nancy, Betsy and James
Presley.
Also there was a daughter of William and Mary Presley, Mary Presley, who
married John Davis on 24 Jan 1788 in Rockbridge Co, VA.
3. "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850", Family Tree Maker, CD#229
William Presley married Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780 in Rockbridge Co, VA.


Mary

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Presley search, 12 Jan 2002, submitted by
Richard MacIntyre, richard@mortalmen.com.
William Presley; listed on 1778 tax list for Rockbridge Co, VA, married
first, Mary (_______); second, Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780; will probated
on 1 Apr 1800; named children: William, Jr (mentions grandsons, sons of
William Jr: William III and Samuel), Eleanor, Nancy, Betsy and James
Presley.
Also there was a daughter of William and Mary Presley, Mary Presley, who
married John Davis on 24 Jan 1788 in Rockbridge Co, VA.


Nancy Presley

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Presley search, 12 Jan 2002, submitted by
Richard MacIntyre, richard@mortalmen.com.
William Presley; listed on 1778 tax list for Rockbridge Co, VA, married
first, Mary (_______); second, Esther Cowen on 13 Sep 1780; will probated
on 1 Apr 1800; named children: William, Jr (mentions grandsons, sons of
William Jr: William III and Samuel), Eleanor, Nancy, Betsy and James
Presley.