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Date: 2008-03-30
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Date: 2008-03-29
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Name: Neli <nel@yhoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-20
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Date: 2008-03-18
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Name: kitcha <hello@gratz.com>
Date: 2007-11-19
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Date: 2007-11-18
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Date: 2007-11-18
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co rIGzwxcvPJyOrQ
What year DSvBkatPZUmoA
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Date: 2007-11-18
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Name: love <lovel@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-18
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-17
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Date: 2007-11-17
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Date: 2007-11-17
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-16
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-15
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-14
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-14
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-14
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Date: 2007-11-14
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Date: 2007-11-14
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Name: jack <email@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-14
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Name: John Thomas <jwstreak@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Thomas Hart
What year 1735
They came from Pennslyvania
Comments:
They moved to Union County South Carolina after 1758.
 

Name: Steve Butts <Steve@stoneridgestables.com>
Date: 2005-10-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Butt
What year 1805
They came from South Hampton Co. Va.
Comments:
Butt became Butts after 1865. Other Grandparents in Berkeley were William Butt III, Margaret Houseworth Butt, Thomas Jefferson Butts and Susan Collins.
 

Name: Dean W. Pitzer <Dpitz@bright.net>
Date: 2005-10-08
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Michael Pitzer
What year 1770
They came from Pennsylvania
Comments:
Brown Walker Pitzer was a brother to my grandfather Charles Wesley Pitzer in Ohio. My gr. grandfather was James Shepherd Pitzer.


Dean w. Pitzer
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Name: Jerry Blondell <jerryblondel@netzero.net>
Date: 2005-10-08
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Antoine Blondel
What year 1820 or about
They came from Saint Domingue
Comments:
Can you tell me anything about the Blondel Blondell family that was in Martinsburg? PLEASE!!! : )
 

Name: Dee Brown <deebrown@nts-online.net>
Date: 2005-10-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Simon Stucki,Stookey,Stuckey and other spellings
What year 1755
They came from Bern Switzerland by way of Germany to PA then Berkeley County.
Comments:
I have enjoyed viewing the guest book. Many names I saw there are familiar to me in researching my history. Fox, Sniders, Studebakers,Clines,Whetstones and Millers. All have played a part in my family's beginings. I am the 9th generation in this line of Stuckey's, Simon was my ggggg grandfather.His father, Carolus Stucki from Bern is the earliest I've found. There are many branches to this family and I've only begun! Wish me luck and if you have any info I would greatly appreciate it. Happy researching.
 

Name: Beth Yeary <Wyeary@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-08
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Anna Belle Hess
What year 1875
They came from Born in Berkley County
Comments:
Am looking for any information on her family. Her parents were Mary and William Hess. Her sisters were Martha J, Nannie V., Lydia Ellen, Lyllie Trana, and Lucretia Katherine.

Thank you.

 

Name: Jo Ann Sisco <sisco36@swbell.net>
Date: 2005-08-18
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Joseph Cross
What year possibly 1798
They came from Maryland
Comments:
I am interested in where they lived in Berkely Co. and how long they were here.
 

Name: Charles V. Downing <chasnlin@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2005-08-18
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Lewis D. Hunter
What year November 3, 1801
They came from Virginia/Ireland
Comments:
Lewis Hunter married Margaret Amelia Seibert of Martinsburg in Champaign Co, Ohio in 1832. I continue to search for his siblings and parents.
 

Name: Marshall Townsend <martown@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-17
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Townsend
What year 1761
Comments:
Enlisted July 9, 1780 in Berekley county.
 

Name: Dick Wilson <rwwkaw@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Georg Kreglow - Michael Seibert
What year Before 1815
They came from Germany PA - Washington PA
Comments:
I am coming to visit Berkeley County 13-14 Sept 2005. What should I do/see there ????? My ancestors are Seibert, Kreglow, Myers, Strayer, etc.
 

Name: Jim Sheely <Mamabird7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Samuel Koontz/Coontz/Koonce
What year 1850
They came from b. cir. 1814 in PA according to US Census
Comments:
Samuel Koontz was married to Emily Perrill(Pearrell). He died cir. 1872. They are both buried in Harmony Cemetery, Falling Waters, Berkeley Co. (Fredrick Co., VA), WV. Looking for parents of Samuel Koontz and/or his birthplace in PA. I am 5th generation from Samuel.
 

Name: Jeff Chamberlin <chamberlin9601@strompost.com>
Date: 2005-05-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jonas Chamberlin Jr.
What year 1785
They came from Sadsbury, Lancaster, PA
Comments:
Please note that the biography listed for the Rev. Jonas Barrett Chamberlin in the Berkeley County Bios contains a number of genealogical inaccuracies and as well, "augmentations" . Anybody researching the family is welcome to contact me by email for further info. Thanks.
 

Name: Mike Kagay <kagay@nytimes>
Date: 2005-05-19
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Thomas WARNER
What year c1780s-1800
They came from Maryland
Comments:
Seeking info on Thomas WARNER family who came from Maryland and later moved to central Ohio (Fairfield County).
 

Name: Ray L. Hemphill <rlh37@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-05-15
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co George Cochran
What year 1800?
They came from Don't know
Comments:
Searching for James Hemphill who married George Cochran's daughter Sarah. The families move to Pickway Co., OH about 1820
 

Name: Elizabeth Stagner K <lizziek@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-05-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co George Peter Stagner
What year 1798
They came from probably PA
Comments:
On 28 August 1798 my 4th great-grandfather George Peter STAGNER (b. in 1768, probably in PA) married Mary BISHOP (daughter of Henry and Catharine Schreyer BISCHOFF) in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., (West) VA. I don't know how and when he arrived in Berkeley Co. but I do know that he migrated to Ross Co, OH with the BISHOP family in 1805.
 

Name: Clifford C. Cox <cliffcox@charter.net>
Date: 2005-05-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Thomas Cox
What year 1786
They came from Virginia
Comments:
I am looking for information about my Cox family from Virginia. The family migrated to Illinois in the early 1800s to an area that is today known as Woodbury, Cumberland County, Illinois. The Illinois census records indicate that my great, great grandfather (William Cox) father James Cox came from Virginia. James was born about 1796 and died in Illinois on 9 March 1876. James father was Thomas Cox and he married Margaret Mercer in Berkley, Virginia on 25 October 1786. Margaret was born on 9 May 1759 in Clark County, Virginia. Thomas father was Isaac Cox. Any additional information or advice would be gratefully appreciated.

Thank you

 

Name: Colleen Reck <creck@cox.net>
Date: 2005-04-14
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Charles Young
What year 1800?
They came from Germany
Comments:
My immigrant ancestor, Charles Young served in the American Revolution for six years and then settled in Berkeley Co, where he owned 100 acres.
 

Name: Brian Erland <be_generation@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-13
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Henry
What year 1805 - Birth to about 1850
Comments:
Looking for William Henry who married Mary/Marie (?) both born in VA (WV/VA) around 1805....Mary possible early (1795?)...Sometime around 1850 they moved to ILL/Iowa
 

Name: Richard L Pierce <richard299@netzero.net>
Date: 2005-04-04
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Pearce
What year 1746 or 1747
They came from Likely NC
Comments:
James was a Capt in the Rev war, I am looking for his parents. any info would be appreciated.
 

Name: Margaret Davis <msealock@rangebroadband.com>
Date: 2005-04-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Sarah Seelock/Sealock
What year 1925
They came from Virginia
Comments:
My great aunt is supposed to have died in Martinsburg, WVA. Now I was told there is a large hospital there, either VA or regular. I do know know if she was married, as the death certificate from Maryland where she was transferred back to said widow....but it had all the information relating to her maiden name... She died April 1925. Could someone tell me if there was a regular hospital or VA hospital in Martinsburg in 1925. Marge in Minnesota.
 

Name: Gary Merrill <ozobryum@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-03-07
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co David English
What year 1799
Comments:
Seeking more information on the David ENGLISH who married Rachel DOUGLAS in Berkeley Co, 1 Aug 1799. It's possible he may be the same as my 4-great grandfather, David English, who was in Wythe Co VA 1813-1815.
 

Name: edna hauptman <rnsefh@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co john hardin
What year may1790
Comments:
My GGGgrandfather John Hardin was married 4 times. In his 3rd he stated he was born in Grayson, Va. They can't find anything. His children have declared Va/Wv and Georgia on their census records. His last 2 marriages were in Lawrence co.,KY. However his children seem to have been born in Va/wv. Can you rule him out of Berkeley because their are John Hardins of that time there. I believe his first child or sister was Martha Hardin. Martha married Richard Ratliff in Lawrence co.,KY 1829, but I can't follow them. It appears he was about VA/WV. She may have died around 1840. His son John married a Brewster and was in WV. Thanks for any help. Edna
 

Name: Rachel <starcitycogirl@gmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-07
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co RD Seaman
What year pre civil war
They came from possibly N.J. after Germany
Comments:
I am still looking for information on Seaman in Berkley Co. Frederick Co. Darkesville area. RD Seaman married Rosanna Tate daughter of John Tate. They had four children: Rachel Seamam, J.E. Seaman, Jonah Seaman and Richard Seaman. Jonah and Richard lived in Montebello, Va. during and after the civil war. ANY infor would be appreciated on ANY of the above. Thank you.
Rachel

 

Name: J.R. Young <prorsk@msn.com>
Date: 2005-01-05
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Nathan M. Young
What year 1795
They came from unknown
Comments:
Looking for parents of Nathan M. Young. Also, any brothers or sisters. He married Susan. Shown in Blount County, Tennessee 1830 census. They show birthplace as VA. Other records show he came from Berkeley Co., VA. I am told his ancestors were Scot-Irish. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Name: Shawn Wm. Price <shawn.price5@verizon.net>
Date: 2004-12-17
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Gerard/Gerrard/Garard
What year 1740's
They came from Unknown
Comments:
If you are working on John Gerard --> David Garard (his son) line, please contact me.
 

Name: Roger Cooper <cfarm1@wk.net>
Date: 2004-10-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Adam Cooper
What year before 1774
They came from possibly Maryland or Penn
Comments:
This family was of German origin. Related to Valentine Cooper family.
 

Name: Ellers Jonathan E <sajellers@sbcglobal.com>
Date: 2004-10-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Newkirk Barent
What year 1737
They came from New Jersey-New York
Comments:
Son Peter to Ky 1781 Married Amelia Sousley inWV
 

Name: Jessica Carlisle <chackos_gurl@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-24
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co none
Comments:
I think you should put a web site for the Berkeley County Health Department. So that people could look up things or ask questions about health related subjects. Thank you!!
 

Name: Marjorie L. Wilson <Marj9226@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-20
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Clinkenbeard and Mary Lucas
What year 1779
They came from Pennsylvania & Fredrick Co. Va
Comments:
John and Mary were married there in Berkeley Co. at Shepardstown in 1779. I sure would like to get a copy of their marriage license if it is at all possible does any one know if this is possible and how I might be able to accomplish it? Thanks to any one that can help. Marjorie
 

Name: Mary Beth Fine <MaryE702@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-07
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Morgan Morgan
What year 1704
They came from Wales
Comments:
I am trying to prove out my ancestry to Morgan Morgan, his son David Morgan, and his son Lt. Morgan Morgan. If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate any help.
 

Name: Harold K Byrd <hkbyrd@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-08-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Robert Cartwright
What year 1789 land record
They came from Amherst Co Va ????
Comments:
Son Nimrod Cartwright purchased his fathers land obtained 6/29/1789, from his sister 11/23/1799 and sold same land 2/23/1801 (wife Margeret). Berkeley CO VA (WV) vol 15 pg 592, surveyors bk T 469 & Deed bk 16, 526-7. Nimrod in Trumbell Co OH in 1820
 

Name: Bill Dahnke <wfdahnke@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Michael Fiser/Fizer
What year 1784
They came from York County, PA
Comments:
I am researching the descendants of Henry Fizer, Sr.(1735-1818. His 2 oldest sons show up in the Berkeley county tax records of the mid-1780's. Their names were Michael Fizer(1761-1829) and Henry Fizer, Jr.(1765-p.1813). I would like to share info with anyone researching this family in Berkeley County.
 

Name: Jacque O'Brien <jacqueo32002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Goldsberry
What year 1790
They came from Maryland
Comments:
The Goldsberry family first settled in Virginia and then into Ross Co., Ohio
 

Name: Virginia Cossens <ginny131@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-16
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Edward Salt(s)
What year 1782
They came from England
Comments:
Seeking correct point of origin. Much confusion about that, some reporting non-existent location.
 

Name: Marilyn Chenoweth Gorham <m.gorham@att.net>
Date: 2004-08-08
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John & Mary Calvert Chenoweth
What year 1750 - 1775
They came from Baltimore, MD
Comments:
This site is full of history about my family that I never knew. Keep up the great work!!!! I will return often. The Chenowethsite.com led me to your site and so did Rootsweb.com.
 

Name: Marjorie L Wilson <marj9226@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Mary Lucas and John Clinkenbeard married there
What year Abt.1779
They came from she Frederick Co Va. he Calloway Creek, Cumberland Co. Pa.
Comments:
I am their great, great, great grandchild I am attempting to join the D.A.R. as John was in the Revolutionary War and I have to prove relationship. I was searching this site trying to find a way to get a copy of their marriage certificate. They were married in Shepardstown. Can you help me or tell me who can? Thank you Sincerely, Marjorie Wilson
 

Name: Leslie Nash <ptsearch@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2004-07-21
Comments:
I am looking for any information on Benedict Couchman.
 

Name: MARILYN CHENOWETH GORHAM <m.gorham@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-07-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co THOMAS CHENOWETH
What year 1750-77
They came from PENNSYLVANIA/NEW JERSEY/ CORNWALL
Comments:
MY ANCESTORS STARTED IN 1705 AND CAME ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. MOST OF THEM WERE BORN--THE FIRST 5 GENERATIONS-- IN WEST VIRGINIA/VIRGINIA. THE CHENOWETHSITE.COM IS A GREAT SITE TO HELP ANY ONE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY. I AM THE 9TH GENERATION FROM JOHN & MARY CALVERT CHENOWETH. YOUR SITE HAS LOTS OF INTERESTING INFORMATION. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

MARILYN CHENOWETH GORHAM

 

Name: thomas varley <varleyfarms@total.net>
Date: 2004-07-04
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co thomas varley ggg grandfather
What year born around 1774
They came from unkwown
Comments:
I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO THOMAS FATHER WAS.
 

Name: Everett Emerson <everetteme@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-06-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James,Elisha Emerson, others
What year 1810-1820-1830
They came from P.G. Co. MD
Comments:
Lived there 13 plus years
 

Name: Marjorie L Wilson <Marj9226@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-19
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Mary Lucas
What year abt.1779
They came from Frederick Co. Va.
Comments:
Mary Lucas is my great great great grandmother she married John Clinkenbeard at Shepardstown Berkeley Co. Va before it became part of W.Va.She was born in Frederick Co. Va Feb. 6th 1763 She was the daughter of Edward Lucas & Elizabeth Edwards I am in the process of becoming a member of the D.A.R. and have to prove ancestral linage. John her husband was in the revolutionary war. Am seeking marriage license and really dont know where to start.Thank you if you are able to help me in any way.
 

Name: Jill Miclean <auntie2ajr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-14
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Winning
What year 1776
They came from Possibly New Jersey
Comments:
James Winning may have changed his name from Winans to Winnings. If you have any info on the Winans/Winning's of Berkeley co., please contact me.

-Jill

 

Name: Pamela Villafuerte <PamelaVillafuerte@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-06-07
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Frederick SIVERT; George Ludwig KAUFENBAERGER (COFFINBERRY)
What year before 1770
They came from Germany
Comments:
Looking for information on the SIVERT family and KAUFENBAERGER Families. I descend through Nancy COFFINBERRY.
 

Name: Richard McFarland <lennoxclan@cox.net>
Date: 2004-05-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co you tell me, Virginia McFarland
What year 1950's
They came from WVA
Comments:
Looking for family McFarland, John & Fannie McFarland born in late 1800's WVA. John's cousin was my grandfather Charles McFarland. Born in Everett, Pa. Charles was married twice. The second from Martinsburg. First name Virginia I think, they separated or divorced. She lived in Martinsburg in the 1950's. I visited family there as a young boy, with my grandfather to try and get her to come back to Everett, Pa.
 

Name: Margaret Findley <mcfindley@centurytel.net>
Date: 2004-05-09
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James H. Hockenberry
What year 1870 (census)
They came from PA
Comments:
Hockenberry/Sayles-- looking for this family:
1870 WV, Berkeley Co, Opequon Twp
Hockenberry, Jas. H. 50 carpenter
, HENRY J. 20 teacher (known as Harry?)
, Mary A 45
, William R 18
, Ann H. 16
, SARAH E. 13- is this the Sarah E.
who mar Wm. Sayles? earlier on Berkeleye Co Board was posted that Sarah E. HOckenberry b 1856 in PA d April
1921-had 2 brothers at the time of death, one in Martin-
burg and 1 in OR. I am helping(free) a Hockenberry desc
who wishes to be a DAR member. Any info is WELCOME!!
Margaret Findley mcfindley@centurytel.net

 

Name: Vincent Kerns <jkvlk@foxinternet.net>
Date: 2004-04-27
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Jacob Kerns
What year 1831
They came from Berkeley Co. Va.
Comments:
John married Virginia Levy on March 3 1853 in Berkeley Co. He was killed on Jan. 10 1864 at Loudoun Heights Va.in the Civil War. Looking for infro about his parents.
 

Name: Judy Kimball <cbkjaksf@pacbell.net>
Date: 2004-04-20
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Magness and wife Hannah Wise
What year at least 1792
They came from Princes Georges County Maryland
Comments:
I am looking for genealogical data to establish residency of James and Hannah, who were married in Maryland in 1787 and their children who were subsequently born there. War of 1812 Pension Records indicate that George Magness was born in Berkeley County. Any help would be appreciated.
Regards, Judy Kimball

 

Name: Lee Nichols <kinsleuth@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Grove
What year about 1850
They came from Maryland
Comments:
William's father was born in Maryland, accoding to 1880 Census. William and his wife Anna lived in Martinsburg in 1880. Thomas Grove, also in Martinsburg then, probably was William's brother. Thomas had a wife named Susan. Does anyone have more information on these families?
 

Name: Jackie Downs Oughton <jacoug1@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-27
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Charles Downs
What year 1830 & 1840 Census's
They came from unknown
Comments:
Hope to prove he is the Father of Isaac and Coleman Downs
 

Name: Rose (Tabler) Burnham <jburnham15@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-20
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co George Tabler
What year Late 1700s(?)
They came from PA
Comments:
Beginning to research my family ancestry. The Doblers (spelling approximate) came from Germany and settled near Lancaster, PA. From there the family (now Tabler) came to the Berkeley County area of VA.
 

Name: M. Cramer <dalmar@gaetgoin.net>
Date: 2004-03-07
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Lowry, b. abt 1781, Berkeley Co. VA
What year abt 1773
They came from Ireland
Comments:
Searching for decendants of John Lowry to link up with Daniel Lowery (b. abt 1804) and Elizabeth Stoneburner (b. abt 1811) m. Perry Co. OH 27 Dec 1826.
 

Name: John Wolfe <computerwolf@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-24
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Peter Grove & Catharine Auckey
What year Bef. 1793
They came from Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD
Comments:
They were married in Martinsburg, 1793. Supposedly they both died there also, although I can't find any documentation to support it.
 

Name: martha wurtele <marwurtele@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-09
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co henry french
What year 1772
They came from maryland
Comments:
believed to be the son of Jacob French, sr. married 179? to Abigail Anderson in Frederic County, VA
 

Name: William Capshaw <capshawj@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Capshaw
What year 1806
They came from Maryland or North Carolina
Comments:
James is mentioned in a Berkeley county indenture between William Burns Sen. and Henry Whiteneck in 1806. The Capshaws were said to have gone to Virginia before North Carolina. This was 60 year prior to this, however. James was part of the family that was left behind or from North or South Carolina, Tennessee or Alabama. We would like to establish who he is. Thank You.
 

Name: Debbie Malec <debbiemalec@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-26
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Hite & David Hannah
What year 1732-1777
They came from Frederick Co VA/Germany
Comments:
Need more info of the HANNA/HANNAH family around 1760 in Berkeley County. Also need copy of John Hite's will dated 25 Oct 1776/18 Mar 1777.
 

Name: Peggy Altman <jpaltman1@ytci.com>
Date: 2004-01-09
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John VanMeter
What year 1775
They came from don't know
Comments:
Trying to find info on Jacob VanMeter who was born 13, Mar 1807 in Berkeley Co. His mother was Nelly Seaborn b. 1812 His father John was born 1 May 1776, I think in Berkeley. Been stuck on this for 10 years.
 

Name: Ross Sherer <rosssherer@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Solomon BENTLEY
What year born there 1783
They came from unknown
Comments:
Looking for parents and siblings of Solomon BENTLEY, born in Berkeley County, Virginia 25 July 1783. He was in Belmont County, Ohio, around 1810 and lived there the remainder of his life (d. 1865). He fought in the War of 1812 as a Captain and Major.
 

Name: Don Stevens <steve1933@prodigy.net>
Date: 2004-01-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Giles Stephens
What year 1810 census
They came from N.C.or Md.
Comments:
IT APPEARS THIS GILE'S FATHER WAS GILES, [b. ABOUT 1746,] AND HIS FATHER WAS ALSO GILES, [b.ABOUT 1715.] MY 4th GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS JAMES F. STEPHENS, [b. AFTER 1733 IN LOUDOUN CO., VA.] AND BELIEVE HE IS THE SON OF THE 1715 GILES STEPHENS.
ANY AND ALL HELP IS WELCOME.

Don Stevens steve1933@prodigy.net

 

Name: Nathan Smith <smith_family_3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co ?
What year ?
They came from ?
Comments:
I am looking for information on my grandparents. My grandmother was Dorothy Grace Fox (born May 22 1935, died October 1, 1992) She is buried in the Johnsontown Church of the Brethern Cemetery. If anyone has information on her, her spouse, parents or anything, please contact me. I do kno of one son, William and a daughter Carol.
Smith_family_3@yahoo.com
Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

Name: David Rish <dsrish@dbscorp.net>
Date: 2003-11-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Boston Dotts
What year 1820
They came from Frederick Co., Va.
Comments:
I don't have Boston Dotts parents. He married Elizabeth Rish in 1800 in Frederick Co., Va. In 1810 they are listed in the Jefferson Co., Va. census. In 1820 they are in the Berkeley Co.,Va. census.
I believe that Boston may have died in Berkeley Co. in the 1820s. His wife Elizabeth and all their children are living in Columbiana Co., Ohio by about 1826. Elizabeth remarried in 1830 in Columbiana Co., Ohio.

 

Name: Scott W. Finley <finbar@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-11-27
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Mathias Gossett
What year 1764
They came from ?
Comments:
Hi. I'm looking for information on Mathias Gossett, born 1741, died ? in Berkeley County, as well as his wife Mary Littler, born in Berkeley County. I'm also interested in their son Mathias, born 1766 and his wife Mary Garner. I know that they were married January 17, 1788 in Berkeley County. Thanks.
 

Name: marilyn snyder ziegman <mrzrosebud@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-22
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jacob Snyder
What year 1740
They came from berne switzerland
Comments:
His son, Abraham, married (1) Sarah Chidester. I would like to know the name of her parents
 

Name: Vicki Stewart <stewartv@cableone.net>
Date: 2003-10-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Stewart
What year 1740's
They came from ??
Comments:
I am trying to find information on James Stewart, Sr., Think his wife was Elizabeth ?? parents of John, James, Stephen, George, and William. They were all born in Frederick Co, Va in 1740's
 

Name: marilyn snyder ziegman <mrzRosebud@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-23
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jacob Snyder/Snider
What year 1750-60
They came from Switzerland
Comments:
looking for information about Jacob's son, Abraham and his first wife, Sarah Chidester.
 

Name: Roy Hughes <first_class@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-10-17
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John H Smith
What year Born 1788
Comments:
John H Smith's parents were JOHN SMITH born (unknown) Abt. 1765, and died (unknown) January 24, 1842. He married MARY (Unknown) August 11, 1808. She was born (unknown)Abt. 1765, and died (unknown) July 15, 1823.
 

Name: K BROOKS <KARLAIB@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2003-10-15
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co ESAU HARPER
What year 1870
They came from SHEPHERDSTOWNS,WV
Comments:
I AM SEARCHING FOR ESAU AND WARREN HARPER - RESIDED IN MARTINSBURG, WV 1870 ALONG WITH CHARLOTTE, MARY AND WILLIAM WEBB ALSO IN MARTINSBURG, WV 1870.
 

Name: Scott Conklin <conklin0896@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-10-13
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Robert Buckles & Ann (Brown) Buckles
What year (1730-1740)
They came from Yorkshire, England via Bucks County, PA
Comments:
I am looking for any information on Nancy (Buckles) Kerr, (born: 10/4/1800) - wife of William Staves Kerr - mother of Lurana (Kerr) Conklin, (my great-great-great-grandmother). Nancy (Buckles) Kerr was the daughter of John Buckles, (born: 1/11/1775, in Berkeley County) and Frances "Fanny" Wallingsford, (born: 5/4/1772).
 

Name: Eleanor DeYoung <dosidodosido@msn.com>
Date: 2003-09-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Charles Campbell or Barbara Freed
What year 1800-1830
They came from VA
Comments:
Searching for parents of Charles Campbell, probably from PA, who married Barbara Freed from VA -- maybe from your area. They had a daughter about 1843, I believe their oldest child. They lived in Fairfield OH by then.
I would appreciate any information or response!
Eleanor DeYoung

 

Name: Joan Doucet <joandoucet@att.net>
Date: 2003-09-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Oscar Gompf &Mary Virginia Decker
What year 1835
They came from Pa. & Va.
Comments:
I don't know if I have the right county. They were from Bolivar, WV but the family story goes that Mary Virginia and her mother was born in the same house on the same street in to diffrent states, Va. & WV. I know that Bolivar is in Jefferson Co. but was it part of Berkeley Co., Va. before the Civil War?
 

Name: Bill Berg <BERGCO@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-21
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Isaac Fallis
What year 1766
They came from New Jersey
Comments:
Isaac Fallis bought 125 acres in 1766.(property 9) In 1781 Isaac Fallis sold 221 acres to John Payne(Berkley County property 18)Could this have been the John Payne, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? If so is ther an original house on this property? Isaac was the son of Thos Fallis, grandson of George Fallis, who came from Great Britain with William Penn and 100 other Quakers on the ship "Welcome", landing in 1682 on the bank of the Delaware River they founded Philadelphia.
 

Name: Jo Mason <jomasonjar@xpinternet.net>
Date: 2003-09-20
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Richard and Millie College Dick
What year 1804
They came from unknown
Comments:
We have been unable to trace Richard's parentage beyond a "suspicion" that he was the son of one of the Peter Dicks. If anyone has any proof of this, some of my cousins and I would be eternally grateful.
 

Name: Suzanne Taylor <Taylorsuzl@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-09-18
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Cyrus Moore
What year 1880
They came from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Comments:
I'm searching for Cyrus (b ~1830) and Kate Moore, who lived in Martinsburg in 1880 with their children Howard (b 1862), Mary (b 1865), Clifford (b 1866), and Joseph (b 1869)(Clifford is my great grandfather). Also any other Moore relatives, and information on Kate (born in VA. in ~1842, parents born in VA., no full/maiden name found yet). Clifford may have been married in Martinsburg in 1892 or 3 to Annie (Miller?) Campbell (I'm also looking for info on the Campbells- parents of Annie are Alice Matilda Wingate b May 25, 1847 and Mortimer S. Campbell b July 20,1844, both in West Virginia, county and city unknown).
 

Name: Rachel Short <starcitycowgirl@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-12
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co SEAMON SEAMAN
What year PRE CIVIL WAR
They came from GERMANY
Comments:
LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON; CAPT.R.D.SEAMAN SONS WERE:J.E. SEAMAN, RICHARD HENRY SEAMAN, JONAHS SEAMAN.....THEY AALSO OWNED LAND IN MONTEBELLO, VA. IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY/NELSON COUNTY,VA.
 

Name: Benny Crow <bennyc@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2003-09-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Crow
What year about 1700-1775
They came from Maryland, Delaware,Ireland Scotland
Comments:
We are desperately seacrhing for John Crow. We think he is the father of our Thomas Crow who later married Susannah Britton inWythe County Va. Not much is known of John and his wife may have been Mary. Any info from the area would be appreciated. Our family search backward is being enhanced by current DNA test testing at MyFamily.com. We are so pleased to be a part of this project and would like for anyone who think they belong to the John Crow family of Berkeley to please consider testing. Contact me for details. Thanks you and God Bless.
 

Name: Robert Schneider <robert_s_63134@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Husband
What year 1808 born
They came from ?
Comments:
Very interested in the Husband family. My great grandmother Schneider's maiden name was Husband. Her grandfather was James Husband, born 1808 in this county. I believe he had ancestors born in this county, but am not sure.
 

Name: Dee Naughton <dedon@paulbunyan.net>
Date: 2003-08-09
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Alfred R. LEE
What year 1811-1837
They came from Father may have been born in Conn.
Comments:
I am trying to find the parents, syblings of Alfred R. Lee. I believe his father could be Thomas or John LEE, who are both listed on the 1810 Berkeley Co., Census. Alfred married in Berkeley Co., Oct. 1832 to Sarah Stuckey/Stookey-the daughter of Hannah Riner and Simon Stuckey/Stookey. Alfred and his family moved to Greene Co., OH after 1837 and after 1850 to Delaware Co., IN. Am hoping someone may have info on the Thomas and John Lee families in Berkeley Co., and can share with me.
Thanks,
Dee

 

Name: Roger Icenogle <ironnail@winco.net>
Date: 2003-07-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co David Isnogle
What year 1810
They came from Frederick County, MD
Comments:
This family lived in Berkeley Co. briefly around 1810, then moved west to Brooke Co. WV, and eventually, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio. Any information would be appreciated. I have lots of data to share, as well.
 

Name: Roger Cooper <cfarm@wk.net>
Date: 2003-07-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Adam Cooper
What year Died in 1783
They came from unknown, possibly Maryland or Pennsylvania
Comments:
Adam Cooper is my 6th generation grandfather. A guardianship paper filed in Berkley County in 1783 identified Adam. I am searching for information on this family. There are at least 5 known children. Adam died in 1783 in Berkeley County. We suspect he was born in Maryland of Pa about 1735. Any help or direction is appreciated.
 

Name: Jerry Cosley <jcosley@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-07-14
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Basil Lucas/William Cosley
What year 1756
They came from England/Ireland
Comments:
Our family records show that we are descended from a Basil Lucas (b.1757) who resided in Berkeley County and fought in the Revolutionary War with the Maryland Militia. We're very interested in developing further information on him, and on a William Cosley who in 1804 married Basil's daughter Tabitha in Berkeley County. We also believe many of these early relatives are buried on the "Basil Lucas Farm" in Berkeley county and are seeking info the location of that property.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jerry Cosley
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

 

Name: Lena Flynn Fuller <Flena137@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Joseph Chambers
What year married in 1789
They came from ?
Comments:
Looking for information on Joseph Chambers, his wife Nellie Snyder Chambers and their daughter Sarah Anne Chambers Winfield.
 

Name: Dell Quick <jddquick@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Tunis Quick
What year 1777
They came from New Jersey
Comments:
His wife Magdalena was with him from New Jersey and she is known as late as 1793. Whether she was still living when her husband Tunis moved to Shenandoah County around 1800-1804 is not known.
 

Name: Stephanie Shurley <kengirl57@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-03
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Wild
What year around 1830 or 40
They came from Ohio
Comments:
I really don't know what year they were there, I know from a cousin that they lived there with other family members. I don't know if they came to Virginia from Ohio, or vice-versa.
 

Name: Howard Hahn <hchahn@excite.com>
Date: 2003-06-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William & Mary Trimble
What year 1775-1779
They came from Winchester, VA
Comments:
William Trimble married Mary McMillan, da. of James McMillan, ca 1775. Their first son US Sppreme CourtJustice Robert Trimble was born in November 1775. They joined James & Margaret McMillan at Fort Boonesborugh, KY, in December of 1779. I eed the orgin of William Trimble. James McMillan migrated to Winchester ca 1750 from University of Edinbourgh & married Margaret White in 1755. Would like to locate site of the birth of Robert in Berkeley County, VA.
 

Name: Denise Connolly <reddeni@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-06-27
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Laymaster
What year 1778
They came from ?
Comments:
I am also looking for information on a John R. Crook married to Eliza Ann Laymaster. I am trying to find John R. Crook's parents.
 

Name: Joy Bowser <Bowser1@glasscity.net>
Date: 2003-06-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Triggs
What year 1810
They came from MD
Comments:
Looking forward to newspaper excepts!
 

Name: Kate Hackney Luby <kluby@in-touch.net>
Date: 2003-06-17
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Charity Harlan Hackney Baldwin
What year died at Berkley Springs 1769
They came from Kennet MM., Chester Co., PA
Comments:
I have the Hackney line back to London England 1650. Also looking for LINKHART. they were on the 1810 Census in Jefferson Co., They were PA Dutch. they also associated with Quakers
 

Name: Katherine Staley <staley@tir.com>
Date: 2003-06-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Melciah & Peter Staley
What year Abt. 1790-91
They came from Germany
Comments:
Wish to find any information on Melciah (melcher, or other) & Peter Staley (brothers)who left Berkeley in 1794, moved to Botetourt Co., VA. Then Melciah (abt.1803/04, Peter (1815) both with their families moved to Pickaway Co., OH. Later to Allen Co., OH. Melciah believe older than Peter. No dates for him. His wife's name was Catherine. (Lost track of Melciah after Pickaway Co. land deed of 1824.) Peter Staley was born 1766 & died Allen Co., 1844. Peter's wife, Eve died in 1851 Allen Co. also. 1880 census of OH, daughters of Peter & Eve Staley state their parents both were born in Germany.
Thank you!
Katherine

 

Name: Jane Patrick <janepatrick@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-06-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co 1800
What year 1860
They came from Ky.
Comments:
I am unsure about the Patrick's I married a Patrick.The son of Robert Lee Patrick and Elizabeth Mann.He worked in the coal Mines in West Va..Elizabeth Mann had married a Fred Milsap time frame of 1915 to 1918.They had a daughter born Jan.1919 Thelma and another daughter born July of 1923 Viola.Thank You for any help you could give.Jane Patrick
 

Name: Loretta M Shields <oledolle@ameritech.net>
Date: 2003-06-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Mathias Gossett, Sr.
What year 1777
They came from PA
Comments:
I would like to find out where to obtain a copy of a marriage record for Mathias Gossett Jr. & Mary Garner married 17 Apr. 1788
 

Name: Jeanne Joy <RJoy241660@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Noah and Elizabeth Best
What year 1850
They came from Washington County, Maryland
Comments:
Found them living in Martinsburg 1850 both age 24. Also William Best age 18 and Emily Pierce age 20. All were born in Maryland. Noah's occupation was blacksmith.
 

Name: Judy Foulk Polansky <judypolansky@juno.com>
Date: 2003-03-27
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Enoch Mathews or Matthews
What year Early 1800s they were in Berk. Co
They came from don't know
Comments:
Information about Sarah Mathews was found in a Foulk family Bible. She was from Berk. Co, Va., so prior to Civil War. She married John Sharpley Foulk, who was born in PA. John Foulk was a minister. I believe an Episcopal minister. Any information would be wonderful. I did find Enoch Matthews on the census, so this was a new lead. Thanks, Judy Polansky
 

Name: Joy Janke <donjanke@qtm.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jacob Sibole
What year 1807
They came from Virginia
Comments:
SIBOLE, LARGENT, FOSTER

Looking for the parents of Jacob Sibole (1807) and Barbara Largent Sibole (1816-1881), both born in Virginia. They lived in Morgan County, WV in 1850. Barbara and children moved to Ross County, Ohio sometime before 1870. Their children were James, Ellen, Squire, John William, Amanda and Elizabeth.

 

Name: David L Paal <dlpaal41@juno.com>
Date: 2003-03-04
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Joseph F. Swimley
What year Born 12 Sept 1817
They came from Pennsylvania
Comments:
Any and all information on the Swimley family. The Swimley name migrated off in many different directions; my interest is primarily those that went on to Champaign County, Ohio (St. Paris),however, all the Swimleys are of particular interest. Joseph F. Swimley's father was Jacob Swimley, who died c. 1824 in Martinsburg.

Contact me directly if you have information.

Dave in Indianapolis

 

Name: Bob Herring <bobherring@alltel.net>
Date: 2003-02-27
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Ezra O. and Elizabeth Herring
What year 1850
They came from Maryland
Comments:
Lived in Martinsburg and appeared in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census. Would like to know where (in Maryland) they are from and their parents info. They had 6 children: Charles, James, Anna, Virginia, Laura and Ezra A. Herring. Ezra O. was a grocer and his son Ezra A. took over the business sometime in the 1880's. Ezra A. appeared in the 1900 Census. About 1902 Ezra A. migrated to Baltimore, Md. Would appreciate any additional info, such as DOB, DOD, place of burial(s), etc. Thanks Bob Herring
 

Name: Sandra Thorne Roach <sewnana57@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-23
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Michael Roach
What year ca 1840's
They came from Ireland
Comments:
Michael Roach came from Ireland and was a laborer. He married Johanna. Need marriage records, children's birth dates, etc.
 

Name: Howard Hahn <hchahn@excite.com>
Date: 2003-02-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Trimble
What year 1776
They came from Probably, Winchester, VA
Comments:
My foruth great grand fathernWilliaqm Trimble's first son was born in Berkeley County om 16 Nov. 1776. William married Mary McMillian the daughter of James McMillan. Jamese bought his first lot in Winchester in 1753 and married Margaret White, daughter of Dr. Robert White, a British surgeon. The McMillans migrated to Kentucky with Boone in 1775 at Boonesbourgh. The Trimbles followed in 1779.
Have the Trimble family solid up to William. Do not have anything prior to his son's birth. The son Robert was appointed to the US Supreme Court in 1825 by President Adams which explains the ease of obtaining some of the info. James McMillan came from the U of Edinburgh, Scotland. Am wondering if William did the same.

 

Name: william ditto <Rexter36605@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-24
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co greenberry dittto
What year 1872
They came from clear springs maryland orl ancaster co penn
Comments:
the dittos settled near arden west virginia later moving to falling waters west virginia
 

Name: carol hammer <starrynights0@excite.com>
Date: 2003-01-19
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co susannah miller
What year born 1792
They came from unknown
Comments:
I am searching for Susannah's parents and other ancestors. I am thinking, perhaps incorrectly, she may be decended from Smith Miller who built a brick Federal house outside of Martinsburg on present day Arden-Nollsville road, near the Orr farm. Does anyone have any info on her? She married 1812 to John Hedges in Pickaway County, Ohio...I know they both came from Berkeley County, but who were the parents of Susannah? Thanks for any help..
Carol

 

Name: Madonna Davis Marks <mdf1959@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-15
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Edward Herd & Jane (Heard/Hurd)
What year 1772
They came from Pennsylvania
Comments:
Edward came to America with his widowed mother (Martha) and his brother Stephen around 1730-1740. The Heard (Herd/Hurd) family settled in Little Britain Twp. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
 

Name: Jeff Gray <Jeffgray316@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-12
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Archibald Myers
What year 1811
They came from Berkeley Co, VA
Comments:
I am researching Archibald Myers family and Hezekiah Washington Evans family. Jacob M Evans and Sarah A Myers are my great grandparents. Would be nice to exchange information on these two families.
 

Name: Charles D. Lyddane <DrTinyod@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Lyddane
What year 1861
They came from Ireland
Comments:
I am looking for a Confederate soldier who was in the army in Berkeley County Virginia around 1861 are lived there. His name was James Lyddane. Can anyone help are give me some ideas?
 

Name: Daniel Aren Meeks <MeeksDan@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-05
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jeremiah and Joshua Meeks
What year 1768
Comments:
I have traced my family back to the Berkeley County area in 1768.
They include Jeremiah and Joshua Meeks.
Sometimes spelled Meek, Meakes, Meck.
Jeremiah's daughter Anne married Ralph Cherry,
son of Thomas Cherry in 1765.

I did find this reference on the internet, source P. J. Repp.

Thomas Cherry & William Cherry, 6 Dec. 1762 - 23 April 1763; 132 acers drains of the Potomac; adjoins Cherry's former patent. Chain Carriers: John Richardson and ????al Cherry. Surveyor Thomas Rutherford.

Archibald Shearer, assignee of Moses Cherry; 29 Feb. 1768 - 8 July 1768; 336 acers on Potomac; adjoins his own, Thomas Cherry's 100 acers & 125 acers patents, Aaron Cherry, Vulgamore and Wells 288 acers survey. Chain Carriers: Joshua MEAKES & John Richardson. Surveyor Richard Rigg.

I would appreciate any information about anyone listed above.

Thanks so much,
Dan Meeks
MeeksDan@aol.com

 

Name: Richard Hedges <honi82@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Hedges
What year 1700/1800
They came from Maryland
Comments:
I have found soom very good things on your web site.
Thank you!! Keep up the great work.

 

Name: Sharon Bayer <gammybayer@msn.com>
Date: 2002-10-19
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co George and Barbara Brendle Everhart and John Elisha and Mary Berry James
What year 1795
They came from Germany
Comments:
Have some info on George and Barbara Brendle but not much on John Elisha and Mary Berry James, except 1830 they were in Washington County, Md, bought land in Morgan County, WV, several of their children moved and lived in Berkeley County, Jones Spring area, WV.
 

Name: JENNIFER MALEY <jmaley1121@citynet.net>
Date: 2002-10-16
Comments:
I was searching on history of Berkeley County for a project I am doing in my college Appalachian History class. I am a native of Martinsburg and have family living in Shepherdstown. My families last name is Catrow, I am a granddaughter of Jack and Lola Catrow. The history I got from this site will help me greatly on my report.
Thanks and keep up the good work
Jennifer Crayton Maley
Grafton WV

 

Name: Maxine Larson <3-mlarson@lewiston.com>
Date: 2002-10-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Riners, Pendry, Couchman
What year 1750-1890
Comments:
Hope to see more things on your page soon. Thank you
 

Name: Nancy King <fnarcaking@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Rumsey and Swope
What year 1700's
They came from Maryland
Comments:
The Rumsey family and Michael Swope's family are my ancestors. I have a lot a spotty information and would love to correspond with anyone looking at the same line.
 

Name: Russsell F. Tate <russdee@pcrs.net>
Date: 2002-09-24
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Mark Williams
What year born October 22, 1798
They came from unknown
Comments:
Mark Williams married Elizabeth Jane Tate October 02,1820. The daughter of my ggggrandfather William Tate of Harrison Co. Va. I am trying to find the names of their children and any other information on their family.
Thank You
Russell F. Tate
My email address will change to-russdee@tstar.net after October 05, 2002

 

Name: Linda Summers <lasum@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-09-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Benedict Couchman
What year 1790
They came from ? The family is German
Comments:
None of the researchers have found anything on Benedict nor is wife catherine and no one knows her last name. Would like to find where Benedict and Catherine are buried. I thought I had that information but cannot find it. Benedict son Michael is my 4th ggfather. any body out there that knows something it would be great to hear from you.
Thanks Linda

 

Name: Terri Davis <tfdavis55@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-09-07
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Michael Henry
What year 1828
They came from Virginia
Comments:
Michael Henry was born in Dec 1828 in Berkeley Co. VA. He moved to Pickaway Co., OH in 1848. He had 9 brothers/sisters. One of his brothers' name was Philip. Maybe lived in Jefferson Co. VA/WV. He was still alive in 1896, when Michael died. Their father's name was George.
 

Name: Shirley (Grooms) Garreth <cgarreth@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-08-31
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co RICHARD GROOMS
What year 1770
They came from Maryland
Comments:
Found in deed Bk 8. Leased land fromGeo. Wm. Fairfax, Norburn Parish in 1780's. Can find nothing else on this family. I beleve his ch went to southern Ohio, ca 1800.
 

Name: Albert D. Hart Sr. <hartjohns@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Hart
What year 1742-1800
They came from Do not know
Comments:
John Hart, b. 1742, m. a Hannah Johns, had 5 children, David, Ann, Hannah, Margaret,John Jr. They migrated to KY abt. 1795, settling in Fleming Co., where John d. 1832. Looking for any info.
 

Name: Sharon Walden <slrw@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-07-26
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Smith
They came from Holland
Comments:
I'm unsure when William came from Holland to Berkeley Co. It was probably prior to 1750.
 

Name: Larry Koehler <llkoehler@tir.com>
Date: 2002-07-20
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Julianna Hicks Wilkinson
What year b. 23 November 1814
Comments:
Parents probably James HICKS and Mary CRABB (she born Berkeley County 28 December 1781 at Berkeley County), married 5 July 1807, the Berkeley County bond dated 8 June 1807. Searching for documentation and further information. Any help appreciated.
 

Name: Edwin A. Crook <ecrook@tecumseh.com>
Date: 2002-07-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Lemaster,Leymaster or Laymaster
What year 1850
They came from Maybe PA.
Comments:
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks,
Edwin

 

Name: Gale Swensson <g.swensson@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-07-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Thomas Hinds
What year born in Berkeley County in 1780
They came from unknown
Comments:
I am looking for information on the Hinds Family who lived in Berkeley County in 1780. The name may also be Hind. Thomas Hinds went on to serve with distinction at the Battle of New Orleans and Hinds County Mississippi was named for him. He also served as a Member of the US Congress from Mississippi.
 

Name: Arlene Foltz <arie2010@msn.com>
Date: 2002-07-05
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John McCarty
What year 1865
They came from Ireland
Comments:
John McCarty is listed in the 1880 and 1900 Berkeley County, Hedgesville District census.
John McCarty married Amanda Ritenour in Berkeley County in 1871. Amanda Ritenour was born in Virginia.

 

Name: Cliff & Norma Lakin <candnlakin@compuserve.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jacob T Horner
What year d,1930!
They came from not sure
Comments:
Norma's grandfather don't know much yet
 

Name: Stephanie Grohol <joeandsteph@cqservices.com>
Date: 2002-06-13
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Kelley
What year 1829
They came from Maryland
Comments:
I am searching for any information on William Kelley and his family...he was born 5 Jun 1829 in Washington County, MAryland. He married Margaret Mallot. I am especially interested in his son Frisby Kelley whow as born April 1847 or 1857. He married ELizabeth Nicholas or Nicholson and they later moved to this county. That is what I have from the 1900 census for Berkeley COunty.
Any information would be welcomed.

Thank you.

 

Name: Bentley Fallis <BFallis749@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-09
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Thomas Fallis
What year 1750
They came from Pennsylvania
Comments:
Received various Northern Neck Grants before his death in the Bunker HIll area prior to Feb 1756. Part of his land was described as being by Morgan Morgan's. There is also also a relationship with a family named Ridgeway.
 

Name: liz <mehamtwo@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-07
What year 1900's late 1890's
They came from Cacpon Bridge WV
Comments:
Just where is Cacpon Bridge WV. My hisbands family live currently in Paw Paw, WV and they say realtives came from a place called Cacpon BRidge. i have not been able to find a place or anything referencing the family name. can you help
 

Name: Rex Sellers <rsellers@kconline.com>
Date: 2002-06-05
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co William Sellers
What year before 1840
They came from unknown
Comments:
My Great Grandfather Samuel Martin Sellers was born in Berkley Co. in 1840. His parents were William Sellers and Nancy (Kneff) Sellers. She died in 1848 and they left for Ohio about 1851.
 

Name: Terry Colegrove <tcolegrove1@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-17
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Myself
What year 1989
They came from Linthicum, MD
Comments:
I'm originally from Mansfield, PA, my wife grew up in Linthicum MD. My genealogy file can be found at:
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=tcolegrove1

 

Name: Mildred Thomas <miltho1@msn.com>
Date: 2002-04-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Thomas Burris/Burroughs
What year 1789/
Comments:
Lookinf for Thomas Burroughs/ Burris marriage 1807 Berkeley, VATo Margaret Hamman.

Where can I get a copy of a marriage certificate? Richmond or WV

 

Name: Jeff Gray <wildwood@moment.net>
Date: 2002-04-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Sarah A Myers
What year 1837
They came from Virginia (?)
Comments:
Sarah A Myers married Jacob Evans. Sarah was born in Berkeley Co, WV on 15 Jan 1837.
 

Name: Bob <Rel3el@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-26
Comments:
I need information for a school project about Berkeley county and i wanna can u help me?Just Email me some important stuff about it if u can help me out.Thx
 

Name: judy c stickley <jcstick@shentel.net>
Date: 2002-04-16
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co wolverton, john
Comments:
He married in Shenandoah County Magdalene (Polly) Hottel 11-3-1821. He was son of John William & Sarah Gano Wolverton.
 

Name: jan Randall <Auntjan@mchsi.com>
Date: 2002-04-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Randall
What year 1700's
They came from Unsure: Wales and Scotland have been mentioned in family data.
Comments:
Have come three generations to find John but am at a wall that has me blocked. He had three children that I am aware of..Nicholas, Sarah and Jane. He was a Revolutionary Patriot
and according to his son-in-law Charles Roush's bio he was born in Frederick County VA.

 

Name: Cecie Harris Ballinger <cecieb71@cs.com>
Date: 2002-03-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Adam & Hester Middelton/Middleton
What year 1790
They came from Bucks Co., PA. & Burlington, NJ
Comments:
Adam & Hester Middelton/Middleton moved to Berkeley Co. abt. 1790. Adam died here in 1792 and is buried somewhere here. Hester moved in with her daughter Jane Riely and then moved to Shelby County, Ky. in 1800. Any help would be great!
 

Name: Sharon Bayer <gammybayer@msn.com>
Date: 2002-03-18
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James/Kees
What year 1740 thru 1800's
They came from Ohio/Pa James Family
Comments:
Searching: Charles Wesley James wife Alice Virginia Avey
and Moses Kees and back. I have some info, but having a hard time finding some of the James in Morgan Co. Va at their time, now WV, John Elisha James married to Mary Berry and looking for Rev. Harry A. James. Also on Kees side looking for my gr. gr. grand parents Moses Kees. Any help I will appreciate. Thank you, Sharon

 

Name: Pamela Martin <pmmartin10@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-13
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Elliot Burnett
What year Born : 2/7/1833
They came from ?
Comments:
I am hoping some one can trace his parents! He is the furthest I can go back. I know he was born there. Please help if you can provide parents names or dates!

He married a Sarah Jane Latimer on OH.

Thank you so much!

Pamela Martin ( He is my great- great grandfather).

 

Name: Linda Summers <lasum@alltel.com>
Date: 2002-03-01
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Benedict Couchman
What year 1790
They came from Germany
Comments:
anyone got anything before Benedict sure would love to talk to you.
 

Name: Linda Wise <lindawise14@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-23
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John William Kastle
What year born in Martinsburg 1859
They came from father from Germany
Comments:
I am researching my grandfather, Robert Kastle's line. He was born in Martinsburg, as well as his father, Harry W. Kastle (born 1890 and married Anna Moore). His grandfather, John William was also born in Martinsburg in 1859(he married Maggie Price). My grandfather moved with his family when he was a young child to Ohio.
 

Name: Denise Castellucci <denisecastellucci@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-10
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James Morgan
What year B. abt 1810
They came from Berkeley County, VA
Comments:
James married Mary Ann Blackburn
 

Name: REBECCA MULLINEAUX <VANCENREBECCA@CS.COM>
Date: 2002-02-04
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co LEWIS SENCINDIVER
What year 1835
They came from BORN WV
Comments:
1870 WV CENSUS LISTED LEWIS SENCINDIVER AS 35YRS & BORN WV BUT DON'T KNOW YET WHAT HIS PARENTS NAMES WERE. HE WAS A SHOEMAKER IN MARTINSBURG. ORIGINALLY CAME FROM PA & PREVIOUSLY FROM GERMANY JOHANNES OR LUDWIG VON SENSENDORFER.
 

Name: Millie Alexander <ishkani@attglobal.net>
Date: 2002-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Elijah Sergeant
What year around 1776
They came from Maryland
Comments:
Elijah fought in the Rev. War and his war record said that he lived in Berkeley County, Virginia around this time. I descend from one of his sons, Amos Sergeant married to Henrietta Clark(e) and their first son, William C. Sergeant was born 1820 at Winchester, Frederick, Virginia. I also need information on the Clark(e) family. Thank you, Millie Alexander, ishkani@attglobal.net
 

Name: THERESA SANDEFUR <RES00DGM@GTE.NET>
Date: 2002-01-13
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co SAYLOR SPITLER
What year 1965
They came from PA,SC
Comments:
WANT TO TALK WITH MY REAL FAMILY.THERESA
 

Name: Todd <Pioneer10Tj@juno.com>
Date: 2001-12-30
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Susan Canby
What year 1816
They came from ????? trying to find out
Comments:
Neat site but need to be able to have access to more info
 

Name: Brenda Mason <tizzywhiz_59@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-08
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Henry Mason
What year 1871
They came from ???
Comments:
I am searching for my grandfather's ancestors. Henry Mason was born in Berkley Co.,WV on February 14, 1871, and died in December of 1946.He was married twice, his first wife's last name was Mills, and his second wife's name was Goldie Bell Stuart Mason. Grandfather never spoke of his ancestors, but they are beleived to have lived in the area on Shanghai or Tomahawk on North Mountain in West Virginia. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Jayson <Jayse71@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-11-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James M. Myers
What year 1815
They came from Dont know
Comments:
Looking for information on the family of James M.Myers married Mary Collins whos parents were Robert and Rachael Butt Collins
 

Name: Darlene Newland <Newmont1@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Newland
What year late 1700s-early 1800s
They came from Va., Pa., Germany
Comments:
Any one with info on the Newland family of Berkeley Co. WV, please e-mail me.
Thank you

 

Name: Jerry H. Starr <jhstarr@msn.com>
Date: 2001-11-22
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jacob Starr/Star/Stare or Sourman
What year 1813 to 1816
They came from PA or MD
Comments:
Jacob was probably born under the name Sourman in 1813.
 

Name: Karen Lee Richards <real_mom@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Lee
What year Born around 1804
They came from Unknown
Comments:
John Lee married Sarah Ann Bonner in 1829. He was from West VA and she from Ohio, but they live Shelby Co. IN. I need to find his family in West VA. I found a John, Thomas And Anthoney Lee in Berkeley in 1810. Need help.
 

Name: Carolyn Hudspith <cahudspith@apexmail.com>
Date: 2001-09-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Archelaus Stanley
What year d. 1838
They came from ?
Comments:
Archelaus Stanley married Mahala Hudson Jan 10 or 14, 1838

They are the parents of Isaac W. Stanley who is the father of my great grandfather, John William Stanley.

John William Stanley served in the military in Ohio and married Lucy Ethel Alexander. They moved back to Berkeley County, WV, and lived on a 40+ acre farm in the Douglas Grove area of the county.

Their daughter, Mary Alethia Stanley, is my grandmother.
Mary married Roy F. Schoppert and lived in the County all her life.

 

Name: Beth Cone <bcone@co.carver.mn.us>
Date: 2001-09-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Abraham Newkirk/Nieuwkirk
What year Abt 1730
They came from Ulster Co, NY
Comments:
Abraham (1724-1823) and wife, Keziah Shipman, had son, Tunis Newkirk. Tunis had daughter, Anna, with second wife, Susannah Hay.
Anna was either born in Berkeley County (1802) or upon their move to Fairfield Co, Ohio. I am checking out both
possibilities.
Anna married John Comer in 1818 in Ohio. They had a son, Isaac Newkirk Comer in 1832, born in Ohio.
Isaac migrated to Iowa about 1850, married Maria Healy in 1854. Their son, Henry Comer, is my great grandfather. From Iowa, Henry moved north, first to So. Dak and then to Minnesota.
Wish I could track down ANY info on John Comer. No luck so far. I don't have any next of kin/parents or anything yet, just that he married Anna in 1818 in Ohio.

 

Name: Earl H. COnrad <conrads4@supernet.com>
Date: 2001-07-25
Comments:
I am disappointed that the sheriff and commisioners have ventured into political correctness by failing to sell guns at the public auction next Saturday. "Fall into the hands of thugs?" 20,000 gun laws including a background check. More than likely the guns would fall into some of the hands of the 2.5 million citizens that prevent crimes every year by whipping out the gun they use to even the odds against criminals that don't respect the laws. Better watch that machete and the bat, and don't dare sell any cars. They kill more people than guns do. I hope the voters of the county clean house in the next election. You need some practical realists in office.
 

Name: Jan Stryker <jstryker65055@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co George Horn
What year abt 1770
They came from PA
Comments:
George Horn Married in Berkeley Co and is supposedly buried in Martinsburg at the "old Dutch Church"


 

Name: lora cooper <lora@wirefire.com>
Date: 2001-05-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co absalom or absolam full
What year b circa1798-1799
Comments:
looking for birth records
 

Name: Joan Burns <scotsman227@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-05-11
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Anthony Zechman/Seckman
What year 1830
They came from Berks Co., PA
Comments:
Shown as "Seichman" on 1830 Census, "Zachman" in Will Index for 1837. All family members who remained in PA carried name of ZECHMAN; those who settled in WVA became SECKMAN.
 

Name: Joanna Mulford <JRMulford@msn.com>
Date: 2001-05-06
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Spencer
What year 1812-1830's
They came from Don't know
Comments:
John Was in the War of 1812 with his father as a young boy. I don't know his fathers name yet but I know he had a brother Thomas. They moved to Logan County, Oh then to Van Buren Co., Iowa in the 1850's. Where John died and several stories where wrote about him.
 

Name: Sandra Walters <bwalters@htcomp.net>
Date: 2001-04-12
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Richard Blue & Israel Heath
What year abt. 1771
They came from Somerset County, New Jersey
Comments:
Richard Blue, 1747-1781 married Martha ? in Somerset, NJ and went to VA about 1771. Their daughter Elizabeth Blue married Israel Heath in 1799 in Berkeley County. There is no record on Israel Heath, but it is thought he came from England or Scotland. They moved to Cabell County, VA before 1810 and remained there at least through 1835. Israel was a farmer and a stone mason and a Methodist by faith.
 

Name: Roy Noll <rnollsc@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co George Noll
What year 1811
They came from Berks County, Pennsylvania
Comments:
The first Noll Hans George Noll born 1696 in Germany came to America on the Ship "Loyal Judith", arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 25, 1732.
 

Name: David E. Blackmore <deblackmore@home.com>
Date: 2001-03-13
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co James, Rachel, Lawrence Owen Blackmore's
What year 1782
They came from Montgomery, Maryland
Comments:
Still looking for information on my family, seems the only information has come from others with books. Family came to Berkeley county in 1780's and moved west from there. James Blackmore, Wife Rachel and son Lawrence Owen Blackmore are buried in Berkeley co, somewhere? Lawrence Owens only son was orphaned and was taken care of by a Benjamin Harris, then moved to kentucky.
 

Name: maureen mason <mmason310@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-19
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co martha Van Lil
What year 1839
They came from netherlands-maryland
Comments:
I am looking for her family. She married a Christian Henry who was born in 1836. She died in 1901. I need to know the names of her parents and any siblings and also where er family orginated from. She had a broher who owned a pickle and preserve facory in Baltimore. If you have any information on the ancestors of Christian Henry I would also appreciate receiving it. Thank you so much!!!! Martha and Christian lived in Martinsburg when they married.
 

Name: Amy Woelke <amers818@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Francis Dill
What year Around the 1860's
They came from Frederick, MD
Comments:
John Francis Dill was born in Frederick City, MD. His wife was Margaret Higgins, born in WV. They had 4 children, William F., John, Jerry and Ida. He was also supposed to be the Mayor of Berkeley Springs, WV at one time. John F. Dill and Margaret Higgins Dill are my Husband's great-great-great grandparents.
 

Name: Tigger <Tigger@cbnnow.com>
Date: 2001-01-17
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Mary Rees and Job Hastings
What year 1750's
They came from PA/VA
Comments:
Mary Rees Hastings d. 1794 Berkley; Job Hastings owned land in 1758 IF i have the correct Berkley! They were married in 1751.
 

Name: Raymond J. Schoffstall Jr <RJSTALL@pcshome.net>
Date: 2000-12-29
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Isaac Shoffstoll
What year 1804
They came from Pa
Comments:
Isaac married a Elizabeth Evans in Berkeley County in 1804. Trying to find what children were born to them. Elizabeth was born in 1785. Isaac's dad was Johannes Shaffstall from Lancaster County Pa.
 

Name: R. Parker Ganow <ganow@centurytel.net>
Date: 2000-12-21
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co ?
What year ?
They came from ?
Comments:
Looking for Gano/Ganoe/Ganow history. At one time there were several Gano's in the Ganotown area.
Nice site.

 

Name: Marty Crull <ronda@irtc.net>
Date: 2000-12-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co David Crull
What year 1780
They came from Germany
Comments:
Looking for all Crull/ Croll/ Crawl genealogies from this and other WVA areas.
 

Name: Susan G. Copeland <upthegulch@nidlink.com>
Date: 2000-12-02
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co John Riley, aka Rieley
What year <1795
They came from Unknown
Comments:
John Riley - was the father of Alexander W. Riley born in Berkeley Co., (W) VA in 1795 the son of John and his second wife, Martha Blade. Orphaned by 1801
 

Name: Robert B. Waller <RobertBWaller@excite.com>
Date: 2000-11-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Jesse Waller
What year 1758 (year born)
They came from ?
Comments:
I am searching for Jesse's parents.
 

Name: Dick Hedrick <frogport@att.net>
Date: 2000-11-25
Earliest ancestor in Berkeley Co Henry Butt(s)
What year Abt 1800
Comments:
Great site. I have found a lot of info on my Grandfather here, now if I could only get in contact with another visitor to your site named Charles Butts, it would be almost heaven. No pun intended!!! I live in Texas but am West Virginia born and raised (Cabel Co.). Have a great day and thanks for being there.
Regards, Dick Hedrick Fort Worth, TX