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I am researching the ADWELL family for my children, who are all ADWELL's. This line seems to be elusive before 1800. Any and all help is appreciative.
I am researcher for the Bean family descending from William BEAN and Rachel WISEMAN BEAN from Monroe County, WV. This family first entered in the Potts Valley/ Craigs Creek region about 1790.
William became indentured at the age of 12 following the death of his father. His mother being destitute placed him, as well as at least one other brother, with the county poor for indenture.
After he reached his majority, William married Rachel WISEMAN and the couple settled along Back Valley in Monroe County, where William received several land patents and grants from the state of Virginia. Later, they migrated across Peter's Mountain and settled along Potts Creek near Waiteville [the house William built before the Civil War is still standing and is habitable today].
In 1864 William, deputized, was shot in the head by renegade soldiers who had stolen laundry from a washline, as he pursued them.
Rachel had died in 1856.
The couple had thirteen children.
I am searching for other genealogists and researchers who are pursuing this line, and individuals, who would be interested in writing for our monthly newsletter, and sharing their research.
You may contact me, and I will be sure to respond. I will gladly reciprocate with any info I may have on your pursuits.
I have been researching the Bean[e] family of Monroe County, WV for 5 years. I also publish a monthly newsletter for this family. I am looking for any and all researchers who are also working on this line to add to our mailing list, and for their comments and additions for our newsletter. Please contact me if you are interested.
We are descendants of William BEAN and Rachel WISEMAN, among the first settlers of this county.
Am searching for any information on Ben Franklin Jones who married Lucinda McGraw. This couple lived in Monroe and Greenbrier Counties of West Virginia about 1880. They had at least one son, Charles Franklin Jones, who married Della Mae Morris [died 1977 Glace, Monroe County, WV]. Charles and Della had 4 children: Mary, Frank [these two were twins], Lucy, and Louise.
Mary married Elmer Adwell.
Frank married Susie Smith.
Lucy married Roy Vance.
Louise married Rob Mentz.
This is a large brick wall I've encountered. Any help is greatly appreciated. Have already searched numerous search engines; poured over county tax files; census records; vitals records; will and probate records. Little info of value thusfar.
Any help welcome.
Lilly Davis BEANE was the eldest child of Joseph Floyd BEANE [1828-1873] and Martha Elizabeth GOBLE BEANE [1842 - Bef. 1900]. (Joseph was the son of William BEAN and Rachel WISEMAN of Monroe County,[W]VA.)
Lilly was born 27 Mar 1861. She married Daley D. "Doc" WHISMAN [1856-1945] in Carter County, Kentucky in 1880. Lilly's family had moved to Kentucky prior to her birth from West Virginia.Following their marriage, Doc and Lilly moved to Gilmer County, West Virginia.
Doc was a farmer. The couple moved about 4 times in a little over 20 years. Finally settling on Steer Creek in Gilmer County. And during that time they had eleven children.
1] Joseph David WHISMAN [1882-1929]. He was a farmer. Married Mamie [1874-1929] They had three children: Kenneth, Goebel and Joseph. [Kenneth born in West Virginia, the other two in Montana.] This family homesteaded in Montana.
2] Cleveland Thomas "Cleve" WHISMAN [1884-1956] married Hallie [born 1890]. Cleve was a farmer. They had at least one child Daily A. WHISMAN [born 1909]. This family lived in Gilmer County.
3] Unnamed Girl WHISMAN [born 15 Jun 1887 died 16 Jun 1887] living only one day. She is buried in Gilmer County.
4] Lee Thurman WHISMAN [1888-1952] married Bessie [born 1891].He was a farmer and registered for both the draft for both World War's. They had 6 children: Maple WILEY [adopted son]; Reta, Carl Dallas, Hugh, Dara Lee, William R. "Bill" WHISMAN. This family lived in Braxton County, West Virginia.
5]Oscar Dean WHISMAN [1892-1963], married Grace Blanche KEARNS [1902-1940]. Oscar was in Montana in 1917 living with his brother Joseph when he registered for the WWI Draft. Later he returned to West Virginia and married Grace. He was a farmer, and an electrician in a glass factory. This couple had 4 children: Oscar, Edna, Betty and Donald.
6] Lizzie Dora WHISMAN [1894-abt 1909]. No death certificate has been located at this time.
7] Ralph B. WHISMAN [born 1896 - Aftr 1930]. He was a farmer. He married Hallie Virginia GRADY [1912-1937]. Hallie committed suicide by throwing herself down a well.
8] Ellis F. WHISMAN [1898-1958]; married Delma [born 1898]. This couple settled in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, where Ralph was a pit man with a rubber factory.
9] Unnamed WHISMAN [Born bef 1900- Died bef 1900]. This child is listed as a deceased child on the 1900 Census.
10] Flossie Mae WHISMAN [1903-1966]; married George Dewey CLOWSER [1898-1986]. George was a farmer. This family lived in Gilmer County, and had 4 children: Wallace, Eunice, John B., and Kenneth.
11] Harry L. WHISMAN [1905-1974]; married Margaret. This couple were divorced in 1950 in Dade County, Florida. Harry settled in Florida.
Previous lineage records showed Doc and Lilly as having 8 children, but Birth, Death and Census records have revealed the other three.
My paternal gr-grandmother was a Carnefix from Monroe County, WV. Have delved back to about 1680 with her ancestry and found Carnefix's into central Virginia. They then migrated into the west and into what is now West Virginia. But I do not know where they were before central Virginia. Records are scarce, if any, for the time period in this area. Any help would be appreciated.
On a slightly different note:
An old friend passed away this past Sunday. Her obituary was in Tuesday's paper. Catherine was 88 years old. I had known her since I was a teenager [over 30 years now]. Was I ever surprised when I read her obituary and saw her mother's maiden name. "CARNEFIX". And, lo and behold, she was a block wall I wasn't able to hurdle. I'd stumbled for years trying to locate this missing link to the family tree. And all this time Catherine was sitting right before me! If only I'd taken the time to even mention my research to her, I might have learned some valuable insight.
Lesson: talk to EVERYONE!!!!!!! You never know who, or where, you might find help in breaching that stumbling block of your own!
Cyndi in WV
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