Bertha M. Burdette1

F, #2451, b. 15 Apr 1887, d. 1 May 1915
FatherLeonidas Edgar Burdette b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 13 Jul 1903
MotherElizabeth Ann 'Bettie' Withrow b. 20 Jul 1865, d. 17 Jun 1890
Birth*15 Apr 1887 Bertha was born at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 15 Apr 1887.2,3 
 She was the daughter of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Elizabeth Ann 'Bettie' Withrow
(Witness) Census4 Jun 1900 Bertha M. Burdette appeared on the census of 4 Jun 1900 in the household of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.4 
Marriage*circa 1907 She married (?) Sheahan circa 1907. This was Bertha's second marriage.4 
Employment*May 1910 Occupation: stenographer in May 1910 at Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WV.4 
(Witness) Census11 May 1910 Bertha M. Burdette appeared on the census of 11 May 1910 in the household of Columbus Wran Withrow at Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WV.4 
Death*1 May 1915 Bertha died on 1 May 1915 at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 28.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Jun 1900Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVLeonidas Edgar Burdette, Zora E. Graham, Bertha M. Burdette, John Homer Burdette, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette and Ashby Graham Burdette4
11 May 1910Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WVColumbus Wran Withrow and Bertha M. Burdette4

Partners and Children

Marriage*circa 1907 She married (?) Sheahan circa 1907. This was Bertha's second marriage.4 

Citations

  1. [S42] W.S. Laidley, History of Charleston and Kanawha County, Richmond-Arnold, Chicago, IL, 1911, p. 625.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census (month, year, state), online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

John Homer Burdette1,2

M, #2452, b. 2 Feb 1889, d. 7 Jul 1956
FatherLeonidas Edgar Burdette b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 13 Jul 1903
MotherElizabeth Ann 'Bettie' Withrow b. 20 Jul 1865, d. 17 Jun 1890
Birth*2 Feb 1889 John was born at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 2 Feb 1889.3,4,2,5,6 
 He was the son of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Elizabeth Ann 'Bettie' Withrow
(Witness) Census4 Jun 1900 John Homer Burdette appeared on the census of 4 Jun 1900 in the household of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.7 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 John Homer Burdette appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.7 
Marriage*29 Jun 1916 He married Irene Lovell Board at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 29 Jun 1916. J. Homer Burdette, age 27, single, b. Summers Co, res. Kanawha Co; Irene Lovell Board, age 20, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Kanawha Co; md by Ernest Thompson at Charleston.8,7 
Employment*Jun 1917 Occupation: mechanic in Jun 1917 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Capital City Supply Co.3 
Mlt-Registration*5 Jun 1917 John Homer Burdette registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 at Kanawha Co, WV.3 
Residence*5 Jun 1917 John Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board resided at 2444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 5 Jun 1917.3 
EmploymentJan 1920 Occupation: mechanic in Jan 1920 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Auto.7 
Census*2 Jan 1920 John Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board appeared on the census as head of household at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 2 Jan 1920.7 
EmploymentApr 1930 Occupation: mechanic in Apr 1930 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Taxi cab company.7 
Census16 Apr 1930 John Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board appeared on the census as head of household at 2444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 16 Apr 1930.7 
EmploymentApr 1940 Occupation: mechanic in Apr 1940 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Truck company.7 
Census8 Apr 1940 John Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board appeared on the census as head of household at 2444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1940. Also enumerated in this household was Howell McCormick, niece, age 15, single, b. WV.7 
EmploymentApr 1942 John Homer Burdette was employed in Apr 1942 at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. General Machine Ordinance Corporation.4 
Mlt-Registration27 Apr 1942 He registered for the draft on 27 Apr 1942 at Kanawha Co, WV.4 
Residence27 Apr 1942 John Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board resided at 2444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 27 Apr 1942.4 
Residence*Jul 1956 John Homer Burdette resided at 2444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, in Jul 1956.2 
Death*7 Jul 1956 John died on 7 Jul 1956 at Charleston General Hospital, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 67.9,2,6 
Burial*9 Jul 1956 His body was interred on 9 Jul 1956 at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at Sunset Memorial Park.2,9 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Jun 1900Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVLeonidas Edgar Burdette, Zora E. Graham, Bertha M. Burdette, John Homer Burdette, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette and Ashby Graham Burdette7
19 Apr 1910Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette, Ashby Graham Burdette, Hugh D. Burdette and John Homer Burdette7
2 Jan 1920Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVJohn Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board7
16 Apr 19302444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVJohn Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board7
8 Apr 19402444 Washington St. E., Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVJohn Homer Burdette and Irene Lovell Board7

Partners and Children

Marriage*29 Jun 1916 He married Irene Lovell Board at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 29 Jun 1916. J. Homer Burdette, age 27, single, b. Summers Co, res. Kanawha Co; Irene Lovell Board, age 20, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Kanawha Co; md by Ernest Thompson at Charleston.8,7 

Citations

  1. [S42] W.S. Laidley, History of Charleston and Kanawha County, Richmond-Arnold, Chicago, IL, 1911, p. 625.
  2. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  3. [S2684] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (www.ancestry.com),.
  4. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census (month, year, state), online at ancestry.com.
  6. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182.
  7. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  8. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  9. [S237] Obituary, J. Homer Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Sunday, 8 July 1956.

Clarence Ermine Burdette1,2

M, #2454, b. 22 Dec 1891, d. 5 Aug 1972
FatherLeonidas Edgar Burdette b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 13 Jul 1903
MotherZora E. Graham b. 25 Dec 1869, d. 3 Mar 1971
Burial* His body was interred at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.3 
Birth*22 Dec 1891 Clarence was born at Queens Shoals, Kanawha Co, WV, on 22 Dec 1891.4,5,3 
 He was the son of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham
Birth22 Dec 1892 Clarence Ermine Burdette was born on 22 Dec 1892 at Gauley, Fayette Co, WV.1 
(Witness) Census4 Jun 1900 He appeared on the census of 4 Jun 1900 in the household of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.6 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Clarence Ermine Burdette appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.6 
Marriage* Clarence Ermine Burdette married Virginia L. (?)6 
EmploymentJun 1917 Occupation: mechanic in Jun 1917 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. And taxi cab owner.1 
Mlt-Registration*5 Jun 1917 Clarence Ermine Burdette registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 at Kanawha Co, WV.1 
Residence*5 Jun 1917 He resided at 1553 Quarrier St, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 5 Jun 1917.1 
Employment*Jan 1920 Occupation: driver in Jan 1920 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Taxi.6 
(Witness) Census3 Jan 1920 He appeared on the census of 3 Jan 1920 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.6 
EmploymentApr 1930 Occupation: proprietor in Apr 1930 at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS. Bakery.6 
Census*5 Apr 1930 Clarence Ermine Burdette and Virginia L. (?) appeared on the census as head of household at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS, on 5 Apr 1930.6 
EmploymentApr 1940 Occupation: proprietor in Apr 1940 at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS. Wholesale bakery.6 
Census10 Apr 1940 Clarence Ermine Burdette and Virginia L. (?) appeared on the census as head of household at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS, on 10 Apr 1940.6 
Residence7 Jul 1956 Clarence Ermine Burdette resided at Denver, Denver Co, CO, on 7 Jul 1956.7 
Death*5 Aug 1972 Clarence died on 5 Aug 1972 at Littleton, Arapahoe Co, CO, at age 80.4,3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Jun 1900Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVLeonidas Edgar Burdette, Zora E. Graham, Bertha M. Burdette, John Homer Burdette, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette and Ashby Graham Burdette6
19 Apr 1910Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette, Ashby Graham Burdette, Hugh D. Burdette and John Homer Burdette6
3 Jan 1920Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Virginia L. (?), Ashby Graham Burdette and Hugh D. Burdette6
5 Apr 1930Jackson, Hinds Co, MSClarence Ermine Burdette and Virginia L. (?)6
10 Apr 1940Jackson, Hinds Co, MSClarence Ermine Burdette and Virginia L. (?)6

Partners and Children

Marriage* Clarence Ermine Burdette married Virginia L. (?)6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2684] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (www.ancestry.com),.
  2. [S42] W.S. Laidley, History of Charleston and Kanawha County, Richmond-Arnold, Chicago, IL, 1911, p. 625.
  3. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182.
  4. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census (month, year, state), online at ancestry.com.
  6. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  7. [S237] Obituary, J. Homer Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Sunday, 8 July 1956.

Frank Edgar Burdette1,2

M, #2455, b. 1 Sep 1893, d. 13 Sep 1974
FatherLeonidas Edgar Burdette b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 13 Jul 1903
MotherZora E. Graham b. 25 Dec 1869, d. 3 Mar 1971
Birth*1 Sep 1893 Frank was born at Kanawha Falls, Fayette Co, WV, on 1 Sep 1893.3,4,5,6 
 He was the son of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham
Birth1 Sep 1895 Frank was born at Gauley Bridge, Fayette Co, WV, on 1 Sep 1895.7 
(Witness) Census4 Jun 1900 He appeared on the census of 4 Jun 1900 in the household of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.8 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Frank Edgar Burdette appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.8 
Marriage*circa 1917 Frank Edgar Burdette married Minnie E. (?) circa 1917.8 
EmploymentJun 1917 Occupation: mechanic in Jun 1917 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Middleberg garage.3 
Residence5 Jun 1917 Frank Edgar Burdette resided at 1553 Quarrier St, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 5 Jun 1917.3 
Mlt-Registration5 Jun 1917 He registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 at Kanawha Co, WV.3 
EmploymentJan 1920 Occupation: mechanic in Jan 1920 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Garage.8 
Census13 Jan 1920 He and Minnie E. (?) appeared on the census as head of household at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 13 Jan 1920.8 
Employment*Apr 1930 Occupation: proprietor in Apr 1930 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Garage.8 
Census*2 Apr 1930 Frank Edgar Burdette and Minnie E. (?) appeared on the census as head of household at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 2 Apr 1930.8 
EmploymentApr 1940 Occupation: proprietor in Apr 1940 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Garage.8 
Census15 Apr 1940 Frank Edgar Burdette and Minnie E. (?) appeared on the census as head of household at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 15 Apr 1940.8 
EmploymentApr 1942 Frank Edgar Burdette was employed in Apr 1942 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. WV Steel Corp.7 
Residence*27 Apr 1942 He resided at 325 W Washington St, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 27 Apr 1942.7 
Mlt-Registration*27 Apr 1942 He registered for the draft on 27 Apr 1942 at Kanawha Co, WV.7 
Residence7 Jul 1956 He resided at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 7 Jul 1956.9 
Residence28 Nov 1972 He resided at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 28 Nov 1972.10 
Death*13 Sep 1974 Frank died on 13 Sep 1974 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 81.11,4,12 
Burial*16 Sep 1974 His body was interred on 16 Sep 1974 at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at Sunset Memorial Park.11,12 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Jun 1900Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVLeonidas Edgar Burdette, Zora E. Graham, Bertha M. Burdette, John Homer Burdette, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette and Ashby Graham Burdette8
19 Apr 1910Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette, Ashby Graham Burdette, Hugh D. Burdette and John Homer Burdette8
13 Jan 1920Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVFrank Edgar Burdette and Minnie E. (?)8
2 Apr 1930Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVFrank Edgar Burdette and Minnie E. (?)8
15 Apr 1940Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVFrank Edgar Burdette and Minnie E. (?)8

Partners and Children

Marriage*circa 1917 Frank Edgar Burdette married Minnie E. (?) circa 1917.8 

Citations

  1. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com), of Frank E. Burdette.
  2. [S42] W.S. Laidley, History of Charleston and Kanawha County, Richmond-Arnold, Chicago, IL, 1911, p. 625.
  3. [S2684] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (www.ancestry.com),.
  4. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census (month, year, state), online at ancestry.com.
  6. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182; states birth at Queens Shoals, Kanawha Co, WV.
  7. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.
  8. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  9. [S237] Obituary, J. Homer Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Sunday, 8 July 1956.
  10. [S237] Obituary, Ashby Graham Burdette, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Thursday, 30 November 1972.
  11. [S237] Obituary, Frank Edgar Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Saturday, 14 September 1974.
  12. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182.

Ashby Graham Burdette1,2,3

M, #2456, b. 9 Nov 1895, d. 28 Nov 1972
FatherLeonidas Edgar Burdette b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 13 Jul 1903
MotherZora E. Graham b. 25 Dec 1869, d. 3 Mar 1971
Birth*9 Nov 1895 Ashby was born at Gauley Bridge, Fayette Co, WV, on 9 Nov 1895.1,4,2,5,6 
 He was the son of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham
(Witness) Census4 Jun 1900 Ashby Graham Burdette appeared on the census of 4 Jun 1900 in the household of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.7 
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Ashby Graham Burdette appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.7 
EmploymentJun 1917 Occupation: clerk in Jun 1917 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Kanawha National Bank.1 
Mlt-Registration*5 Jun 1917 Ashby Graham Burdette registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 at Kanawha Co, WV.1 
Residence*5 Jun 1917 He resided at 1553 Quarrier St, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 5 Jun 1917.1 
(Witness) Census3 Jan 1920 He appeared on the census of 3 Jan 1920 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.7 
Marriage*24 Feb 1925 He married Ila E. Grass at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 24 Feb 1925. Ashby G. Burdette, age 29, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Kanawha Co; Ila E. Grass, age 29, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Kanawha Co; md by R.C. Ostergren at Charleston.8,7 
Employment*Apr 1930 Occupation: bookkeeper in Apr 1930 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV. Hotel.7 
Census*25 Apr 1930 Ashby Graham Burdette and Ila E. Grass appeared on the census as head of household at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 25 Apr 1930.7 
(Witness) Census24 Apr 1940 Ashby Graham Burdette appeared on the census of 24 Apr 1940 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.7 
Mlt-Registration27 Apr 1942 Ashby Graham Burdette registered for the draft on 27 Apr 1942 at Kanawha Co, WV.4 
Residence*27 Apr 1942 Ashby Graham Burdette and Ila E. Grass resided at 409 Ruffner, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 27 Apr 1942.4 
Residence7 Jul 1956 Ashby Graham Burdette resided at Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH, on 7 Jul 1956.9 
Death*28 Nov 1972 Ashby died on 28 Nov 1972 at Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH, at age 77.10,2,11 
Burial*30 Nov 1972 His body was interred on 30 Nov 1972 at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at Sunset Memorial Park.10,11 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Jun 1900Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVLeonidas Edgar Burdette, Zora E. Graham, Bertha M. Burdette, John Homer Burdette, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette and Ashby Graham Burdette7
19 Apr 1910Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette, Ashby Graham Burdette, Hugh D. Burdette and John Homer Burdette7
3 Jan 1920Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Virginia L. (?), Ashby Graham Burdette and Hugh D. Burdette7
25 Apr 1930Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVAshby Graham Burdette and Ila E. Grass7
24 Apr 1940Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham and Ashby Graham Burdette7

Partners and Children

Marriage*24 Feb 1925 He married Ila E. Grass at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 24 Feb 1925. Ashby G. Burdette, age 29, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Kanawha Co; Ila E. Grass, age 29, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Kanawha Co; md by R.C. Ostergren at Charleston.8,7 

Citations

  1. [S2684] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (www.ancestry.com),.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S42] W.S. Laidley, History of Charleston and Kanawha County, Richmond-Arnold, Chicago, IL, 1911, p. 625.
  4. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census (month, year, state), online at ancestry.com.
  6. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182; states birth at Queens Shoals, Kanawha Co, WV.
  7. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  8. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  9. [S237] Obituary, J. Homer Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Sunday, 8 July 1956.
  10. [S237] Obituary, Ashby Graham Burdette, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Thursday, 30 November 1972.
  11. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 182.

Hugh D. Burdette1

M, #2457, b. 11 Jan 1903, d. 14 Nov 1975
FatherLeonidas Edgar Burdette b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 13 Jul 1903
MotherZora E. Graham b. 25 Dec 1869, d. 3 Mar 1971
Birth*11 Jan 1903 Hugh was born at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 11 Jan 1903.2,3 
 He was the son of Leonidas Edgar Burdette and Zora E. Graham
(Witness) Census19 Apr 1910 Hugh D. Burdette appeared on the census of 19 Apr 1910 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.4 
(Witness) Census3 Jan 1920 Hugh D. Burdette appeared on the census of 3 Jan 1920 in the household of Zora E. Graham at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.4 
Marriage*circa 1927 Hugh D. Burdette married Irene E. Spade circa 1927.4 
Employment*Apr 1930 Occupation: baker in Apr 1930 at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS.4 
Census*5 Apr 1930 Hugh D. Burdette and Irene E. Spade were listed as residents in the census report at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS, on 5 Apr 1930. Roomers in household of Flora Smith.4 
EmploymentApr 1940 Occupation: proprietor in Apr 1940 at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS. Wholesale bakery.4 
Census6 Apr 1940 Hugh D. Burdette and Irene E. Spade appeared on the census as head of household at Jackson, Hinds Co, MS, on 6 Apr 1940.4 
Move*1944 Hugh D. Burdette moved to Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, in 1944.5,6 
Residence7 Jul 1956 He resided at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 7 Jul 1956.7 
Residence9 Apr 1961 He resided at 111 Second Ave, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 9 Apr 1961.6 
(informant) Death9 Apr 1961 Hugh was informant for the death of Irene E. Spade at Beckley Hosp, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 9 Apr 1961.8,6 
Residence*27 Dec 1962 Hugh D. Burdette resided at 111 Second Ave, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 27 Dec 1962.9 
Marriage*27 Dec 1962 He married Vivian Shawkey at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, on 27 Dec 1962. Hugh Burdette, age 59, widowed, b. Kanawha Co, res. Beckley, par. L.E. & Zora, plant operator; Vivian Bock, age 54, divorced, b. Fayetteville, res. Fayetteville, par. Charles & Mary; md by J. Edwin Stanfield; affiant, groom et al.10 
Deed*May 1971 He sold property at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, in May 1971. Sold the Reliable Dry Cleaners of Second St and Second Ave, Beckley, of which he had been owner and operator.5 
Residence28 Nov 1972 Hugh D. Burdette resided at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 28 Nov 1972.11 
Residence13 Sep 1974 He resided at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 13 Sep 1974.12 
Death*14 Nov 1975 Hugh died on 14 Nov 1975 at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, at age 72. Died of injuries from an automobile accident on the WV Turnpike.3,2,13 
Burial*17 Nov 1975 He was buried on 17 Nov 1975 at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
19 Apr 1910Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Frank Edgar Burdette, Ashby Graham Burdette, Hugh D. Burdette and John Homer Burdette4
3 Jan 1920Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVZora E. Graham, Clarence Ermine Burdette, Virginia L. (?), Ashby Graham Burdette and Hugh D. Burdette4
5 Apr 1930Jackson, Hinds Co, MSHugh D. Burdette and Irene E. Spade4
6 Apr 1940Jackson, Hinds Co, MSHugh D. Burdette, Irene E. Spade and B. Hugh Burdette4

Partners and Children

Marriage*circa 1927 Hugh D. Burdette married Irene E. Spade circa 1927.4 
Child

Partners and Children

Marriage*27 Dec 1962 He married Vivian Shawkey at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, on 27 Dec 1962. Hugh Burdette, age 59, widowed, b. Kanawha Co, res. Beckley, par. L.E. & Zora, plant operator; Vivian Bock, age 54, divorced, b. Fayetteville, res. Fayetteville, par. Charles & Mary; md by J. Edwin Stanfield; affiant, groom et al.10 

Citations

  1. [S42] W.S. Laidley, History of Charleston and Kanawha County, Richmond-Arnold, Chicago, IL, 1911, p. 625.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Hugh Burdette, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald-Register, Sunday, 16 Nov 1975.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2719] "Reliable Dry Cleaners Sold To Owners of Convenient Food Mart,", Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, 12 May 1971.
  6. [S237] Obituary, Mrs. Irene Burdette, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Monday, 10 Apr 1961.
  7. [S237] Obituary, J. Homer Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Sunday, 8 July 1956.
  8. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  9. [S2719] "Burdette-Bock Vows Exchanged,", Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, 18 Jan 1963.
  10. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  11. [S237] Obituary, Ashby Graham Burdette, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Thursday, 30 November 1972.
  12. [S237] Obituary, Frank Edgar Burdette, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Saturday, 14 September 1974.
  13. [S65] Lawrence A. Lemons, The Lemons Family in America, supp. 1980, June 1978 p. 172.

Sarah F. Burdette

F, #2469, b. 23 Mar 1858, d. before 1870
FatherLewis Austin Burdette b. Apr 1834, d. 1922
MotherMary Jane Withrow b. circa 1834, d. before 1863
Birth*23 Mar 1858 Sarah was born at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 23 Mar 1858.
Sarah F., b. 23 March, Greenbrier Co, father Lewis A. Burdett, farmer, res. Greenbrier Co, mother Mary J., single birth, reported by father.1 
 She was the daughter of Lewis Austin Burdette and Mary Jane Withrow
(Witness) Census27 Jul 1860 Sarah F. Burdette appeared on the census of 27 Jul 1860 in the household of Lewis Austin Burdette and Mary Jane Withrow at District 2, Greenbrier Co, VA.2 
Death*before 1870 Sarah died before 1870. Assumed from absence in 1870 enumeration.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
27 Jul 1860District 2, Greenbrier Co, VALewis Austin Burdette, Mary Jane Withrow, Sarah F. Burdette and Samuel B. Burdette2

Citations

  1. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Samuel B. Burdette

M, #2470, b. 1 Feb 1860, d. Aug 1861
FatherLewis Austin Burdette b. Apr 1834, d. 1922
MotherMary Jane Withrow b. circa 1834, d. before 1863
Birth*1 Feb 1860 Samuel was born at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 1 Feb 1860.
Samuel B., b. 1 Feby, Greenbrier Co, father Lewis A. Burdett, farmer, res. Greenbrier Co, mother Mary Jane, single birth, reported by mother.1 
 He was the son of Lewis Austin Burdette and Mary Jane Withrow
(Witness) Census27 Jul 1860 Samuel B. Burdette appeared on the census of 27 Jul 1860 in the household of Lewis Austin Burdette and Mary Jane Withrow at District 2, Greenbrier Co, VA.2 
Death*Aug 1861 Samuel died in Aug 1861 at Greenbrier Co, VA, at age 1.
Saml Burdett, d. August, Greenbrier Co, of flux, age 1y 6m, par. Lewis A. & Mary J., b. Greenbrier Co, reported by father.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
27 Jul 1860District 2, Greenbrier Co, VALewis Austin Burdette, Mary Jane Withrow, Sarah F. Burdette and Samuel B. Burdette2

Citations

  1. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV, Bk 1A, p 25.

male Burdette

M, #2471, b. Aug 1861
FatherLewis Austin Burdette b. Apr 1834, d. 1922
MotherMary Jane Withrow b. circa 1834, d. before 1863
Birth*Aug 1861 Male was born at Greenbrier Co, VA, in Aug 1861.
unnamed male, b. August, Greenbrier Co, father Lews A. Burdett, farmer, res. Greenbrier Co, mother Mary J., single birth, reported by father.1 
 He was the son of Lewis Austin Burdette and Mary Jane Withrow

Citations

  1. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV.

male Burdette1

M, #2472, b. 30 Jun 1856, d. 1 Aug 1856
FatherLewis Austin Burdette b. Apr 1834, d. 1922
MotherMary Jane Withrow b. circa 1834, d. before 1863
Birth*30 Jun 1856 Male was born at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 30 Jun 1856.
unnamed male, b. 30 June, Greenbrier Co, father Lewis A. Burdett, farmer, res. Greenbrier Co, mother Mary, single birth, reported by father.1 
 He was the son of Lewis Austin Burdette and Mary Jane Withrow
Death*1 Aug 1856 Male died on 1 Aug 1856 at Greenbrier Co, VA.
unamed male, d. 1 August, Greenbrier Co, no cause given, age n/a, par. Lewis & Mary Burdett, b. Greenbrier Co, reported by father.2 

Citations

  1. [S2713] WV Births online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV.
  2. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Greenbrier Co, WV, Bk 1A, p 12, L84.

John Alderson

M, #2475, b. 1699, d. 1780
Biography* Many Alderson researchers are familiar with the biography of the Rev. John Alderson as compiled by C.N. Feamster circa 1955, now located in the Library of Congress, in which he refers to articles written by the Rev. Lewis Allen Alderson in 1872 (Feamster's original manuscript contains a misprinted date of 1772). Two of these articles which appeared in the Religious Herald of Richmond, Virginia on 12 January 1871 and 10 April 1873; copies can be found at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, PO Box 34, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173. These two articles are transcripted here in their entirety:
     
Religious Herald, 12th January 1871 [page 5, column 2] Historical Notes REV. GEO.B. TAYLOR
     
You mention the name of one of my ancestors - Rev. John Alderson who, at an early age, came from Yorkshire, England, and having professed conversion, united with Bethlehem Church, in New Jersey. In 1755, he settled in Rockingham County, and in the following year, he constituted Smith's and Lynville Creek church, the third Baptist church in the State - the first as you know, having been constituted by emigrants from England in the Isle of Wight, in 1714, and the second UOpecken - in Berkeley county, in 1743. Rev. John Alderson Sr., removed to Botetort county in 1770. He was imprisoned in Fincastle, not, however, for preaching the gospel; for the Established church had not sufficient influence to imprison the Baptists in the Valley Virginia; but he imprisoned for celebrating the rites of matrimony, as he and other dissenters, as you stated, had been advised to do by Patrick Henry. I have in my possession at this time three large folio volumes - Keach on the Parables, Keach on the Scripture Metaphors, and Cotton's Concordance - which were presented by Thos. Hollis, a wealthy Baptist of London, to Rev. John Alderson of Yorkshire, England, and by him presented to his son, Rev. John Alderson, who first carried the gospel beyond the Alleghany mountains. Cotton 's Concordance was published in London in 1635. On the margin of the title page is written, in letters beautifully formed, "Thomas Hollis, 1721" and in another place "Joseph Eaton, 1735".
     
Religious Herald, 10 April 1873, Page 57, Column 6 Memorial Readings [Our Kansas correspondent furnishes the following sketch of the father of the useful minister, of whose life he has spoken in the last two issues of our paper - EDS. HERALD]
     
Rev. John Alderson Sr. was born in Yorkshire in the year 1699. His father, John Alderson, was a Baptist minister, of useful talents and respectable standing, and though supporting his family by the cultivation of the soil, he devoted a large portion of his time to the ministry. At the age of 19 or 20, his son was about to form a matrimonial connection beneath the social standing of the family, and the father, in order to divert his attention from the object of his affections, proposed furnishing him an outfit and the requisite means for travelling through the country. The proposition was accepted, but the youth soon squandered all his means, and was overtaken by a press-gang, who forced him on board their ship, which was about to sail for America. Without the knowledge of his parents, he was brought to the state of New Jersey,and,as was the custom of those days, he was hired out by the captain for his passage money. His employer was a respectable farmer, by the name of Curtis, and the affections of his daughter to whom he married. Soon after this he became deeply concerned about his eternal interests. By the grace of God he became a humble penitent at the feet of Jesus. Having embraced the Saviour in the fulness of his heart, he was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Bethlehem Baptist church. Possessing a clear intellect, and a heart deeply imbued by divine grace, he was encouraged to give himself to the ministry of the word. After a protracted struggle, he, at length, obtained the consent of his own mind, and was sent forth as a herald of the cross of the same church that put into the ministry John Gano, Hezekiah Smith, Charles Thompson, the Eatons, and other distinguished ministers of the gospel. It must have been exceedingly gratifying to the father to hear from the long lost son, and more especially to hear that the prodigal had become a minister of the gospel. Thomas Hollis, a wealthy merchant of London, and a Baptist, had presented Rev. John Alderson of Yorkshire, with a number of valuable books, among which were Keach on the Parables, Keach on Scripture Metaphors, large folio, and Cotton's Concordance, quarto, London 1635. These books the father sent over as a present to the son. They are now in the possession of the writer. In the Concordance is written "Thomas Hollis 1721", and "Joseph Eaton,1735"; also "John Alderson his book" .
 
Birth*1699 John was born at Yorkshire, England, in 1699. 
Immigration*1719 He immigrated in 1719 to NJ. 
Employment* Occupation: Baptist Minister. 
Marriage* He married Jane Curtis at Hunterdon Co, NJ. 
Biography24 Jul 1758 Rev. John Alderson was listed on an alphabetic poll for Frederick Co, compiled from original poll lists by George Washington, listing the names of electors and their vote for the House of Burgesses. John voted for both Col. Washington and for Co. F.B. Martin.1,2
[This same list is reproduced in Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South as a militia list] 
Deed*13 Dec 1766 He bought property at Frederick Co, VA, on 13 Dec 1766. 91 acres lying on Smith's Creek, "near the Mountain".3 
Death*1780 John died in 1780 at Botetourt Co, VA. 
Burial* His body was interred at Botetourt Co, VA. 
ProbateNov 1780 John's will was probated at Botetourt Co, VA, in Nov 1780. 

Partners and Children

Marriage* He married Jane Curtis at Hunterdon Co, NJ. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2797] The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (Richmond, VA: Virginia Historical Society), Vol. VI, June 1899.
  2. [S2796] Murtie June Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1986), p. 515.
  3. [S2679] Digital Collection Library of Virginia, Virginia Land Office Grants (online at http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/),.

Jane Curtis

F, #2476, b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
FatherThomas Curtis b. 1685, d. 28 Apr 1749
MotherElse Merrill b. circa 1690, d. after 1749
Birth*circa 1712 Jane was born at Hunterdon Co, NJ, circa 1712. 
 She was the daughter of Thomas Curtis and Else Merrill
Marriage* She married John Alderson at Hunterdon Co, NJ. 
Death*circa 1785 Jane died circa 1785 at Botetourt Co, VA. 

Partners and Children

Children

John Alderson Jr

M, #2477, b. 5 Mar 1738, d. 3 Mar 1821
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*5 Mar 1738 John was born at NJ on 5 Mar 1738. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage*31 Oct 1759 He married Mary Carroll at Augusta Co, VA, on 31 Oct 1759.1 
Employment* Occupation: Baptist Minister. 
Deed*1 Sep 1785 He bought property at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 1 Sep 1785. 420 acres on Greenbrier River adjoining Samuel Lewis.2 
(minister) Marriage5 Aug 1792 Hannah Alderson and Samuel Withrow were married by him at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 5 Aug 1792.3 
(minister) Marriage3 Oct 1792 Susannah Skaggs and William Withrow were married by him at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 3 Oct 1792.3 
(minister) Marriage10 Dec 1793  An unknown person and an unknown person were married by her at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 10 Dec 1793.4 
(minister) Marriage12 May 1814 Jane Legg and Miles Burdette were married by him at Monroe Co, VA, on 12 May 1814. The Monroe Co marriage bond between Miles Burdette and Jane Legg is clearly dated 30 April 1814; the minister return from John Alderson lists the marriage date as "May the 12" but does not give a year, so 1814 is assumed given the date of the bond. The returns were dated 19 July 1815 but contained other marriages with the dates 1813, 1814, and 1815. Although Jane is listed as "Elizabeth Legg" in the return, no other Miles Burdette has been identified, and Jane is listed as "Jane Burdette" in the 1850 census.5 
(minister) Marriage26 Dec 1816 Sarah Dehart and David Mognett were married by her at Monroe Co, VA, on 26 Dec 1816. David Moganet and Sally Dehart, Dec 26, 1816. John Alderson; Date of bond 19 Dec 1816.6,7 
(minister) Marriage5 Nov 1818 Margaret Foster and John Burdette were married by her at Monroe Co, VA, on 5 Nov 1818. Bond dated 30 Oct 1818. Bondsmen John Burdit & Moses Heatley.6,8 
(minister) Marriage27 Dec 1818 Sarah Kaylor and Jonas Bragg were married by him at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 27 Dec 1818. Married by the Rev. John Alderson. Permission from Margit Richmond. Jonah Bragg & Mathias Kaler, bondsmen. Margaret requested that a license be given to Mathias Kalar; witness was Michael Kalar..9,10 
Death*3 Mar 1821 John died on 3 Mar 1821 at Greenbrier Co, VA, at age 82. 
Burial* His body was interred at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, VA, at Old Greenbrier Bapt Cem. 
Biography* "Among the early hunters in Campbell County (TN) were Daniel Boone, Squire Boone, John Milton (in 1761 Captain Breckenridge's waggoner), John Alderson, Joseph Carroll, John Herd, Curtis Alderson, Archibald Taylor, Phillip Cooper, Walter Kelly, Obediah Garwood; in 1751, John Strulter and Uriah Stone." [From Dr. D. L. Ridenour, The Land of the Lake, p. 2.]

The History of West Virginia, Old and New (Chicago and New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1923, Volume III, pgs. 618-19

THE ALDERSON FAMILY. Among the prominent and distinguished families of Monroe County few can lay claim to a more honorable lineage or to a more splendid record for public-spirited citizenship than that bearing the name of Alderson. This family traces back to John Alderson, the progenitor in the United States of the Aldersons of West Virginia, who came from Yorkshire, England, and first located in New Jersey, where he married Mary Curtis, and for a time was engaged in agricultural pursuits. Later he entered the ministry of the Baptist Church, and followed that calling during the remainder of his life, in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He became the father of three sons and one daughter. One of the sons of the immigrant John Alderson, "Elder John" Alderson, became historically connected with the early history of the southeastern part of what is now West Virginia. As a Baptist missionary he located in the immediate vicinity of Alderson, West Virginia, in 1774, and until the establishment of a church in 1781 visited around in the sparsely settled country, preaching and exhorting and bringing the Word to the pioneers. He became widely known and universally beloved, and continued as pastor of the church which he had founded until his death. He was born March 5, 1738, and October 31, 1759, married Mary Elizabeth Carroll, their children being: Alice, George, Mary, John (I), Joseph, Thomas, Margaret, Jane and John. These children of "Elder John" Anderson were fine characters and left honored names for their descendants, many of whom yet live in this section. George married a Miss Osborne, Joseph married "Polly" Newman, Margaret married Thomas Smithson,Jane married William McClung and John was married three times, first to Jane Walker, who bore him six children, next to Nancy (Robinson) Mays, who also bore him six children, and next to Millie Milholland. He died in 1853. John Alderson, the youngest son of "Elder John," was a farmer of Monroe County, and owned the Alderson ferry across the Greenbrier River. His home was the present site of the hotel. Of all his children but one now survives, he being familiarly known as "Uncle" George Alderson, and he is the "youngest son of the youngest son." "Uncle" George Alderson was born November 13, 1833, "the night the stars fell." He grew up in the immediate vicinity of his birthplace and makes his home on a part of the original farm. Under the legislative grant of 1789 the Alderson ferry was established, but as time passed and others came to live here the name was dropped and ever since the place has been known as Alderson. The original farm of John Alderson was over 200 acres, but the present farm of his son George consists of 175 acres. George Alderson has always followed farming. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862, and during the greater part of his service acted as orderly for Generals Loring and Echols. He was elected a justice of the peace at the first election after the close of the war between the states, when the Confederates were again given the full rights of citizenship, and in 1885 was elected a representative to the last Legislature that was held at Wheeling, during which he was the author of the amendment to the penal law which provided a penalty of from one to two years' confinement for breaking into outbuildings with intent to steal. He has been twice married, first to Mary Jane Hines, who bore him three children: Charles O., who died in infancy; Emma Cornelia, connected with the Alderson Baptist Academy ever since its organization; and Ida, now deceased. Mr. Alderson's second marriage was with Virginia Stevens, and to this union there were born six children: John C., the only survivor: Bernard C; William; George, who served two terms in the State Legislature; Virginia, who died as the wife of Charles B. Rowe, and Coleman C. Mr. Alderson is a democrat in politics and a Mason fraternally, and since its organization has been a director in the First National Bank. For forty years he was superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School, and for a longer period has been a deacon in the church. On November 13, 1867, Mr. Alderson married Virginia M. Stevens, and their wedded life has covered a period of more than fifty-four years. On their Golden Wedding Anniversary, November 13, 1917, which was also Mr. Alderson's eighty-fourth birthday, eighty-five guests gathered at the pleasant home on Sunset Hill, this being the first Golden Wedding celebration ever held in the community. Mrs. Alderson is a daughter of J. W. P. Stevens, of English ancestry, and a native of New Hampshire, who came to Alderson as a young man and married Miriam Gwinn. For nearly a half a century he was a teacher in the surrounding schools. He was a fine penman, and because of his splendid education and beautiful penmanship more of the deeds and official papers, as well as family records, are in his handwriting than all others combined. George Alderson, another son of Elder John Alderson, moved to Kanawha County, where he was engaged in salt production, and while his brothers were interested in the same business with him they maintained their homes in Greenbrier County. He became prominent in Kanawha County, and served as sheriff, and Alderson Street, Charleston, is named in his honor. George Alderson was a man of rugged type and of unusual force. He was elected and served several terms in the Virginia Legislature, where his practical knowledge was invaluable. Many interesting anecdotes are related of this man. It is told that he selected the largest corn cob that he could find, converted it into a pipe, and when his confreres remarked upon its size, replied that it was "merely a'nubbin.' " Joseph Alderson, son of Elder John Alderson, was elected sheriff of Monroe County, and after moving to Greenbrier County was a justice of the peace and a member of the Virginia State Legislature. He married "Polly" Newman, a daughter of Jonathan Newman a survivor of the Revolutionary battle of Guilford, and they had a large family. One son, George, known as "Colonel George," lived at DeKalb in Fayette County, and was married twice, first to Jeanette McCleary and then to Eliza Davis, by both of whom he had children, many of whose descendants are now living at and around Alderson, which town was named in honor of the family. John Marshall Alderson, the oldest child of the first marriage, was deputy sheriff and sheriff of Greenbrier County for years, and died in 1861. His wife was Cornelia Coleman, of Amherst County, Virginia, and they had nine children, seven growing to maturity: Sallie, who became the wife of Capt. John G. Lobban; James Powell; Joseph N; Millie J., who was Mrs. Andrew J. Riffe; John M; Cornelia M., who became Mrs. Taylor Mann; and Lucy, who became Mrs. E. R. Lewis. The mother of these children died in 1880. Of this family Joseph N. Alderson married Lillie Putney, of Kanawha County, and was engaged in railroad work as agent during his early manhood, later followed merchandising at Alderson, and served as post master during President Cleveland's first administration; also being otherwise prominent in local affairs. He and his wife had four children: Marshall P., who died in infancy; James M., who also died as an infant; Alethea T; and Joseph N. The last named married Miss Frances Richardson, of Huntington, West Virginia, and they have two children: Frances and Alice Todd. Mr. Alderson was engaged in banking at Alderson until appointed postmaster in 1914, his term expiring in 1923, he being the third of his name to officiate as such. He is a past master of Alderson Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and is a Presbyterian in religious faith. John M. Alderson, the only surviving child of John Marshall and Cornelia (Coleman) Alderson, was born at what was then Palestine, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, February 11, 1854, and received only limited educational advantages. He left home at the age of nineteen years to become a telegraph operator and railroad agent, and in 1884 embarked in mercantile pursuits at Alderson, in which he has been engaged to the present. At one time he was the owner of a large number of branch stores, but at the present confines his attention to three establishments. During President Cleveland's second administration he served as postmaster, but he has never cared particularly for public office, preferring merely to exercise his right of franchise as an American citizen. He has been a supporter of democratic principles, in religion is a Baptist, and fraternally is affiliated with the Master Masons. On February 16, 1893, Mr. Alderson married Miss Florence Hodges, of Mount Sterling, Ohio, and to this union there have been born five children: Gladys Cless, who is unmarried and resides with her parents; Cornelia Coleman, who is the wife of H. L. Smith; Florence Marshall, who is the wife of O. B. Kirby; John Marshall, a member of the students Reserve Corps at the University of Richmond during the World war, now in business with his father, married Miss Elizabeth Creigh; and Julia Hodges, with her parents. It goes without saying that the descendants of Elder John Alderson are, for the most part, Baptists in religion, although late generations have accepted other faiths. So far as is known they have been democrats. None have been known to have violated the laws of the land; and, on the other hand, many have held important official positions with credit. On the whole, the Alderson's are recognized as among the solid and substantial people of West Virginia, a credit to the state and nation.

 
Research Note* C.N. Feamster, Data Requested by the Library of Congress to Accompany the Col. C.N. Feamster Manuscript (1955) Feamster notes that "beginning with John Alderson, Jr., Bible Records give all the family vital statistics herein." Location of this Bible is currently unknown. 

Partners and Children

Marriage*31 Oct 1759 He married Mary Carroll at Augusta Co, VA, on 31 Oct 1759.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S152] C.N. Feamster., Data Requested by the Library of Congress to Accompany the Col. C.N. Feamster Manuscript (private, 1955),.
  2. [S2679] Digital Collection Library of Virginia, Virginia Land Office Grants (online at http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/),.
  3. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Greenbrier Co, WV Marriages, online at www.wvculture.org/vrr, accessed June 2007.
  4. [S2712] WV Marriages Greenbrier Co, WV.
  5. [S1153] Monroe Co, VA Marriages, F2 J1411.
  6. [S2712] WV Marriages Monroe Co, WV.
  7. [S982] Monroe Co. VA Bonds, J1625; Ministers Returns p. 19. Bondsmen: David Magnett, Abraham Dehart.
  8. [S2476] Monroe Co, WV Marriages, F3, J1824.
  9. [S201] Larry G. Shuck., Greenbrier County Marriages, 1782-1900 (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1991. Three volumes.),.
  10. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Greenbrier Co WV Marriage Bonds.

James Alderson

M, #2478, b. circa 1742, d. circa 1775
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*circa 1742 James was born circa 1742. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage* He married Mary Ann Tathman
Death*circa 1775 James died circa 1775 at VA. 

Partners and Children

Curtis Alderson

M, #2479, b. circa 1740, d. 1804
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*circa 1740 Curtis was born at Bucks Co, PA, circa 1740. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage*before 1766 He married Elizabeth Ramsey at Augusta Co, VA, before 1766. 
Tax roll*1785 Curtis registered to pay taxes at Botetourt Co, VA, in 1785. 
Tax roll1794 Curtis registered to pay taxes at Botetourt Co, VA, in 1794. Resided in Second District, recorded with 2 white males over 16 and 2 horses. White males are likely Curtis and son Burzilla, then aged about 19..1 
Death*1804 Curtis died in 1804 at Botetourt Co, VA. 
Probate*Feb 1804 Curtis's will was probated at Botetourt Co, VA, in Feb 1804. 

Partners and Children

Marriage*before 1766 He married Elizabeth Ramsey at Augusta Co, VA, before 1766. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2467] "The 1794 Botetourt County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List" posted at http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/bot1794.htm, June 2000.

Thomas Alderson

M, #2480, b. 22 Aug 1744, d. circa 1836
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*22 Aug 1744 Thomas was born at Bucks Co, PA, on 22 Aug 1744. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage*15 Dec 1767 He married Hannah Davis at Baltimore Co, MD, on 15 Dec 1767. 
Marriage*14 Nov 1778 He married Sarah Bond at Baltimore Co, MD, on 14 Nov 1778. 
Deed*17 Jul 1793 He bought property at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 17 Jul 1793. 320 acres on the South side of Greenbrier River adjoining the lands of Col. Samuel Lewis, John Alderson and John Walker.1 
Census*1810 Thomas Alderson and Sarah Bond appeared on the census as head of household at Monroe Co, VA, in 1810. Males: 1 over 45; females: 2 16-25, 1 over 45.2 
Census1820 Thomas Alderson and Sarah Bond appeared on the census as head of household at Monroe Co, VA, in 1820. Males: 1 26-45, 1 over 45; females: 1 16-26, 1 over 45.2 
Death*circa 1836 Thomas died circa 1836 at Monroe Co, VA.
The final payment voucher for Thomas' Revolutionary War pension was dated 1st quarter of 1836.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1810Monroe Co, VAThomas Alderson and Sarah Bond2
1820Monroe Co, VAThomas Alderson and Sarah Bond2

Partners and Children

Marriage*15 Dec 1767 He married Hannah Davis at Baltimore Co, MD, on 15 Dec 1767. 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*14 Nov 1778 He married Sarah Bond at Baltimore Co, MD, on 14 Nov 1778. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2679] Digital Collection Library of Virginia, Virginia Land Office Grants (online at http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/),.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S549] Boswell cites 5 March 1836 from letter of Fred Smithson.

Benjamin Alderson

M, #2481, b. circa 1745, d. after 1820
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*circa 1745 Benjamin was born at PA circa 1745. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage*say 1765 He married Malinda Ann Fletcher say 1765. 
Residence*1775 Benjamin Alderson lived in 1775 at Clinch River, Washington Co, VA.1 
Deed24 Aug 1781 He bought property at Washington Co, VA, on 24 Aug 1781. Benjamin Alderson...330 acres...Commissioners Certificate...on both sides of Clinch River...Beginning on the north side of Clinch River...by the mouth of a branch and crossing the river and down the river to the south side...on the north side
of Copper Ridge...October 8, 1783 - Benjamin Alderson...400 ac...on both sides of Clinch River, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1775...August 24, 1781 (page 70).1 
Deed8 Oct 1783 He bought property at Washington Co, VA, on 8 Oct 1783. Benjamin Alderson...330 acres...Commissioners Certificate...on both sides of Clinch River...Beginning on the north side of Clinch River...by the mouth of a branch and crossing the river and down the river to the south side...on the north side
of Copper Ridge...October 8, 1783 - Benjamin Alderson...400 ac...on both sides of Clinch River, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1775...August 24, 1781 (page 70).1 
Tax roll*1788 Benjamin registered to pay taxes at Russell Co, VA, in 1788.2 
Tax roll1790 Benjamin registered to pay taxes at Russell Co, VA, in 1790.3 
Tax roll1791 Benjamin registered to pay taxes at Russell Co, VA, in 1791.4 
Deed*1791 He sold property at Russell Co, VA, in 1791. 
Census*1810 He appeared on the census as head of household at Mercer Co, KY, in 1810. 
Marriage*13 May 1811 He married Mrs Leah Lucas at Mercer Co, KY, on 13 May 1811. 
Census1820 Benjamin Alderson appeared on the census as head of household at Clark Co, IN, in 1820. 
Death*after 1820 Benjamin died after 1820 at Clark Co, IN. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1810Mercer Co, KYBenjamin Alderson
1820Clark Co, INBenjamin Alderson

Partners and Children

Marriage*say 1765 He married Malinda Ann Fletcher say 1765. 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*13 May 1811 He married Mrs Leah Lucas at Mercer Co, KY, on 13 May 1811. 

Citations

  1. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy Washington Co, VA Survey, 1781-1797, abstracts online at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/washington/deeds/…, accessed April 2006.
  2. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy 1788 RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LIST, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~varussel/census/1788landtx.html, accessed April 2006.
  3. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy 1790 RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LIST, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~varussel/census/1790landtx.html, accessed April 2006.
  4. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy 1791 RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LIST, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~varussel/census/1791landtx.html, accessed April 2006.

Simon Alderson

M, #2482, b. circa 1747, d. circa 1798
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*circa 1747 Simon was born at Bucks Co, PA, circa 1747. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage*16 Aug 1773 He married Ann Spratt at Botetourt Co, VA, on 16 Aug 1773.1 
Death*circa 1798 Simon died circa 1798 at Davidson Co, TN. 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S50] Vogt and Kethley, Botetourt Marriages, 1770-1853, Iberian Pub., Athens, GA, 1987,.





Mary Alderson

F, #2483, b. circa 1736
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Research Note* The earliest reference to John Alderson's daughter was the history of the Alderson family written by Col. George Alderson in 1860, in which he writes: "The first John Alderson had by his wife (Miss Curtis), seven sons an one daughter, who married a Mr. Orton and settled in Western Pa." Neither the daughter's or Mr. Orton's first name is specified. Her identification in this family is based on later genealogies, though no documentation exists of her marriage or of Mr. Orton's first name. 
Birth*circa 1736 Mary was born at NJ circa 1736.
Birth year based on assumption that she was married before her parents moved the family to Virginia. Because John Alderson Jr was born in NJ in 1738, it is also assumed that Mary was born here. 
 She was the daughter of John Alderson and Jane Curtis
Marriage* She married Robert Orton
Deed*8 Sep 1794 She sold property at Hardy Co, VA, on 8 Sep 1794.
This Indenture made the eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninty four Between Mary Orton widow of Robert Orton Deceased, Edward Orton, Isaac Minor and Elizabeth his wife, George Tevault and Mary his wife, Richard Orton, Ann Orton and William Orton, children and heirsof the said Robert Orton of the one part, and David Ogden, of the other part, Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds current money of Viriginia to the said Mary, Edward, Isaac, Elizabeth, George, Mary, Richard, Ann and William in hand paid by the said David Ogden, at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth the said David Ogden his Executors and administrations by these presents, they the said Mary, Edward, Isaac, [Note: Elizabeth is left out of this listing of the children] George,Richard, Ann and William have granted bargained and sold unto the said David Odgen and his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land, situate lying and being in the County of Hardy and in the Lost River, and [transcriber unable to read this section] poles to the beginning, containing two hundred and twenty nine acres being the same that was g????? of the same Robert Orton decd. who departed this life intestate, the same descended to his widow and children [more unreadable] granted and released with the appurtenances the said David Ogden his heirs and assigns, against them the said Mary Orton, Edward, Isaac Minor, GeorgeTevault, Richard Orton, Ann Orton and William Orton and their Heirs and all and every other person and persons whatsoever shall warrent and forever defend by these presents, in Witness whereof the said Mary, Edward, Isaac Minor, and Elizabeth his wife, George Tevault and Mary his wife, Richard, Ann and William Orton have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Mary Orton (L. S.)
Edward Orton (L. S.)
Isaac Minor (L. S.)
George Tevault (L. S.)
Richard Orton (L. S.)
Ann Orton (L. S.)
William Orton (L. S.)
At a court held for the county of Hardy this 6 day of September1794 This Deed acknowledged and is ordered to be Recorded.1 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2815] , Hardy Co, WV, Book 3, pp. 135-137, 8 September 1794 between Mary Orton, widow, and children and David Ogden.

Samuel Alderson

M, #2484, b. circa 1749
FatherJohn Alderson b. 1699, d. 1780
MotherJane Curtis b. circa 1712, d. circa 1785
Birth*circa 1749 Samuel was born at Bucks Co, PA, circa 1749. 
 He was the son of John Alderson and Jane Curtis

Mary Carroll

F, #2485, b. 1739, d. 17 Jul 1805
FatherWilliam Carroll
MotherJane George
Birth*1739 Mary was born at MD in 1739. 
 She was the daughter of William Carroll and Jane George
Marriage*31 Oct 1759 She married John Alderson Jr at Augusta Co, VA, on 31 Oct 1759.1 
Death*17 Jul 1805 Mary died on 17 Jul 1805 at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Alderson, Greenbrier Co, VA, at Old Greenbrier Bapt Cem. 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S152] C.N. Feamster., Data Requested by the Library of Congress to Accompany the Col. C.N. Feamster Manuscript (private, 1955),.
  2. [S550] Boswell, Aug 89.

Mary Ann Tathman

F, #2486
Marriage* She married James Alderson

Partners and Children

Elizabeth Ramsey

F, #2487
Birth* Elizabeth was born. 
Marriage*before 1766 She married Curtis Alderson at Augusta Co, VA, before 1766. 

Partners and Children

Children

Hannah Davis

F, #2488, b. circa 1748, d. circa 1778
FatherJohn Davis b. 19 Sep 1721, d. 1809
MotherJane Vanvost b. circa 1726, d. 1822
Birth*circa 1748 Hannah was born at PA circa 1748. 
 She was the daughter of John Davis and Jane Vanvost
Marriage*15 Dec 1767 She married Thomas Alderson at Baltimore Co, MD, on 15 Dec 1767. 
Death*circa 1778 Hannah died circa 1778. 

Partners and Children

Children

Sarah Bond

F, #2489, b. 13 Jun 1748, d. 1835
FatherBenjamin Bond b. before 1720, d. 1749
MotherClemency Taylor b. 14 Apr 1714, d. 1764
Birth*13 Jun 1748 Sarah was born at Baltimore Co, MD, on 13 Jun 1748. 
 She was the daughter of Benjamin Bond and Clemency Taylor
Marriage*22 Jan 1767 She married Thomas Smithson Jr. at Baltimore Co, MD, on 22 Jan 1767. 
Marriage*14 Nov 1778 She married Thomas Alderson at Baltimore Co, MD, on 14 Nov 1778. 
Census1810 Thomas Alderson and Sarah Bond were listed as residents in the census report at Monroe Co, VA, in 1810. Males: 1 over 45; females: 2 16-25, 1 over 45.1 
Census*1820 Thomas Alderson and Sarah Bond were listed as residents in the census report at Monroe Co, VA, in 1820. Males: 1 26-45, 1 over 45; females: 1 16-26, 1 over 45.1 
Death*1835 Sarah died in 1835 at Monroe Co, VA. Sarah's death date is uncertain, but according to Carole Bowman (1989), her death was recorded in the records of the Greenbrier Baptist Church at Alderson, noting that "Sally was one of the oldest church members".2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1810Monroe Co, VAThomas Alderson and Sarah Bond1
1820Monroe Co, VAThomas Alderson and Sarah Bond1

Partners and Children

Marriage*22 Jan 1767 She married Thomas Smithson Jr. at Baltimore Co, MD, on 22 Jan 1767. 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*14 Nov 1778 She married Thomas Alderson at Baltimore Co, MD, on 14 Nov 1778. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2682] Carole Bowman to David Fridley, August 1989.

Ann Spratt

F, #2490
Birth* Ann was born. 
Marriage*16 Aug 1773 She married Simon Alderson at Botetourt Co, VA, on 16 Aug 1773.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S50] Vogt and Kethley, Botetourt Marriages, 1770-1853, Iberian Pub., Athens, GA, 1987,.





Malinda Ann Fletcher

F, #2491, d. circa 1810
Birth* Malinda was born. 
Marriage*say 1765 She married Benjamin Alderson say 1765. 
Death*circa 1810 Malinda died circa 1810 at Mercer Co, KY. 

Partners and Children

Children

Mrs Leah Lucas

F, #2492
Birth* Leah was born. 
Marriage*13 May 1811 She married Benjamin Alderson at Mercer Co, KY, on 13 May 1811. 
Census*1830 Mrs Leah Lucas appeared on the census as head of household at Clark Co, IN, in 1830. Head of family; Benjamin had evidently died.. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1830Clark Co, INMrs Leah Lucas

Partners and Children

Robert Orton1

M, #2493, d. before 1794
Birth* Robert was born. 
Marriage* He married Mary Alderson
Residence*1782 Robert Orton resided at Hampshire Co, VA, in 1782. Included in the list of Levi Ashbrook, Gent., 10 white persons.1 
Residence1784 He resided at Hampshire Co, VA, in 1784. Included in the list of Stephen Ruddell with 11 white persons, 1 dwelling, and 3 other buildings.1 
Tax roll*1786 Robert registered to pay taxes at Hardy Co, VA, in 1786. One poll, no slaves.2 
Tax roll1789 Robert registered to pay taxes at Hardy Co, VA, in 1789. 1 tithable, 4 horses.3 
Death*before 1794 Robert died before 1794.4 

Partners and Children

Marriage* He married Mary Alderson
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Ancestry.com. Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790. : records of the state enumerations, 1782 to [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2863] Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle, Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau (1940; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1978),.
  3. [S1430] Tax List, Hardy Co, VA, 1789, online at http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Hardy/…, accessed May 2017.
  4. [S2815] , Hardy Co, WV, Book 3, pp. 135-137, 8 September 1794 between Mary Orton, widow, and children and David Ogden.

Naomi Alderson

F, #2494, b. 16 Jul 1773, d. 19 Jun 1859
FatherThomas Alderson b. 22 Aug 1744, d. circa 1836
MotherHannah Davis b. circa 1748, d. circa 1778
Birth*16 Jul 1773 Naomi was born at Augusta Co, VA, on 16 Jul 1773.
Date based on age given on gravestone of 85y 11m 3d.1 
 She was the daughter of Thomas Alderson and Hannah Davis
Marriage*circa 1789 She married Frederick K. Amos at Harford Co, MD, circa 1789. 
Move*1836 Naomi Alderson moved to Richland Co, OH, in 1836. 
(Witness) Census10 Sep 1850 She appeared on the census of 10 Sep 1850 in the household of Frederick A. Amos and Margaret Shaffer at Perry Twp, Richland Co, OH.2 
Death*19 Jun 1859 Naomi died on 19 Jun 1859 at Richland Co, OH, at age 85.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at Shauck, Morrow Co, OH, at Shauck Cem.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
10 Sep 1850Perry Twp, Richland Co, OHFrederick A. Amos, Margaret Shaffer, Amanda Amos, Joshua Amos, Mary Elizabeth Amos, Naomi Alderson, John G. Amos, Caroline D. Amos and Ellen M. Amos2

Partners and Children

Marriage*circa 1789 She married Frederick K. Amos at Harford Co, MD, circa 1789. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), Naomi Amos, online at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed July 2017.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Davis Alderson1

M, #2495, b. 1768, d. 14 Nov 1851
FatherThomas Alderson b. 22 Aug 1744, d. circa 1836
MotherHannah Davis b. circa 1748, d. circa 1778
Birth*1768 Davis was born at Harford Co, MD, in 1768.
1850 census, age 79, b. VA.2 
 He was the son of Thomas Alderson and Hannah Davis
Marriage*15 Sep 1789 He married Leah Carroll at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 15 Sep 1789.
Davis Alderson & Leah Carrel; md by Jno Alderson.3 
Tax roll*1792 Davis registered to pay taxes at Kanawha Co, VA, in 1792. Listed as a tithable.4 
Marriage*1814 He married Catherine Thrasher at Monroe Co, VA, in 1814.5 
Census1820 Davis Alderson appeared on the census as head of household at Monroe Co, VA, in 1820. 
Census*1830 He appeared on the census as head of household at Washington Co, VA, in 1830.2 
Marriage*20 Sep 1837 He married Elizabeth Jones at Washington Co, VA, on 20 Sep 1837.6 
Employment*Aug 1850 Occupation: farmer in Aug 1850 at Washington Co, VA.2 
Census*30 Aug 1850 Davis Alderson and Elizabeth Jones appeared on the census as head of household at District 67, Washington Co, VA, on 30 Aug 1850.2 
Death*14 Nov 1851 Davis died on 14 Nov 1851 at Washington Co, VA. 
Burial*1851 His body was interred in 1851 at nr Abingdon, Washington Co, VA, at Alderson Cemetery. 
Probate24 Nov 1851 Davis's will was probated at Washington Co, VA, on 24 Nov 1851.
Davis Alderson's will names the following beneficiaries: Wife (unnamed); Son George W. Alderson; Daughter Leah Redwine; Son Able Alderson; Son John Alderson; Son Christopher Alderson; Deceased son William [4 granddaughters]; 2 Daughters of son William; Granddaughter, wife of Samuel W. Aston; Granddaughter, wife of Christopher Frick. Washington Co., VA wills, Bk 12, pp. 174-177, dated 2 July 1851, probated 24 Nov 1851. Witn: John S. Clark, William Graham.. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1820Monroe Co, VADavis Alderson
1830Washington Co, VADavis Alderson2
30 Aug 1850District 67, Washington Co, VADavis Alderson and Elizabeth Jones2

Partners and Children

Marriage*15 Sep 1789 He married Leah Carroll at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 15 Sep 1789.
Davis Alderson & Leah Carrel; md by Jno Alderson.3 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*1814 He married Catherine Thrasher at Monroe Co, VA, in 1814.5 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*20 Sep 1837 He married Elizabeth Jones at Washington Co, VA, on 20 Sep 1837.6 

Citations

  1. [S2028] Kanawha Co: Land Book, 1787; Muster Roll, 1792; Church Minutes, 1802.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2712] WV Marriages Greenbrier Co, WV.
  4. [S2558] Kanawha Co. Tithables, 1792, in History of Charleston and Kanawha County West Virginia (Laidley, 1911), cited at http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvkanawh/1792tith.htm.
  5. [S1072] Monroe Marriages, F2 J1402.
  6. [S54] Washington Co., VA Marriages, 1785-1912, Unknown repository, LDS 034389, LDS Microfilm.





Leah Carroll

F, #2496, b. 1771, d. 1810
FatherJoseph Carroll
Mother(?) (?)
Birth*1771 Leah was born at Rockingham Co, VA, in 1771. 
 She was the daughter of Joseph Carroll and (?) (?) 
Marriage*15 Sep 1789 She married Davis Alderson at Greenbrier Co, VA, on 15 Sep 1789.
Davis Alderson & Leah Carrel; md by Jno Alderson.1 
Death*1810 Leah died in 1810 at Monroe Co, VA. 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Greenbrier Co, WV.

Abel Alderson

M, #2497, b. 11 Aug 1775, d. 18 May 1841
FatherThomas Alderson b. 22 Aug 1744, d. circa 1836
MotherHannah Davis b. circa 1748, d. circa 1778
Birth*11 Aug 1775 Abel was born at VA on 11 Aug 1775. The 1880 census of son John Davis Alderson notes father was born in VA.1,2,3 
 He was the son of Thomas Alderson and Hannah Davis
Marriage*16 Feb 1804 He married Ann Amos at Harford Co, MD, on 16 Feb 1804.4 
Census*1810 Abel Alderson appeared on the census as head of household at Harford Co, MD, in 1810.3 
Occupation1816 He was LAWS OF MARYLAND.
Dec. Ses. 1816.

An act to lay out and make public a Road in Harford County.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That John Slade, Abel Alderson, and John Clendinen, be and
they are hereby appointed commissioners to review the old pri-
vate road leading from the black horse tavern, in Harford county,
to the road leading from the, black horse to William Nelson's
mill at the east end of William Amos's orchard; and if the said
commissioners, or a majority of them, are of opinion that public
convenience require that the said road be made a public one,
they are hereby authorised to lay out, alter, straighten and
amended the same, as they in their judgment shall think proper,
not exceeding thirty feet in width, and to survey, mark and
bound the same, and return a correct plot, thereof, with a cer-
tificate of the courses and distances, to the clerk of Harford
county court, to he by him recorded; Provided, that the said
road shall not be made to pass through the buildings, gardens
or orchards, of any person or persons, without the consent of
the owner or owners thereof.
(http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000635/html/am635--98.html, accessed June 2007) in 1816 at Harford Co, MD. 
Census1820 He appeared on the census as head of household at District 4, Harford Co, MD, in 1820.3 
Occupation*1820 He was Delegate to Maryland House of Delegates in 1820 at Harford Co, MD.5 
Employment* Occupation: jurist at Harford Co, MD. 
Census1840 Abel Alderson was listed as a resident in the census report at Harford Co, MD, in 1840. 
Death*18 May 1841 Abel died on 18 May 1841 at Jarrettsville, Harford Co, MD, at age 65.2,1 
Burial* His body was interred at Jarrettsville, Harford Co, MD, at Old Brick Baptist Church. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1810Harford Co, MDAbel Alderson3
1820District 4, Harford Co, MDAbel Alderson3
1840Harford Co, MDAbel Alderson

Partners and Children

Marriage*16 Feb 1804 He married Ann Amos at Harford Co, MD, on 16 Feb 1804.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1423] Gravestone.
  2. [S587] Able Alderson, Family Bible, (1816).
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S1063] Harford Marriages, Bk1, p. 35; family Bible (1816).
  5. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy http://archive1.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/sc2600/…, accessed June 2007.

Ann Amos

F, #2498, b. 29 Nov 1779, d. 4 Jun 1849
FatherBenjamin Amos b. 3 Oct 1748, d. 10 Jan 1815
MotherSarah Bussey b. circa 1756, d. 21 Feb 1821
Birth*29 Nov 1779 Ann was born at Harford Co, MD, on 29 Nov 1779.1,2 
 She was the daughter of Benjamin Amos and Sarah Bussey
Marriage*16 Feb 1804 She married Abel Alderson at Harford Co, MD, on 16 Feb 1804.3 
Death*4 Jun 1849 Ann died on 4 Jun 1849 at Harford Co, MD, at age 69.1,2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Jarrettsville, Harford Co, MD, at Old Brick Baptist Church. 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S587] Able Alderson, Family Bible, (1816).
  2. [S1423] Gravestone.
  3. [S1063] Harford Marriages, Bk1, p. 35; family Bible (1816).

John M. "Major Jack" Alderson

M, #2499, b. 6 Sep 1779, d. 16 Sep 1855
FatherThomas Alderson b. 22 Aug 1744, d. circa 1836
MotherSarah Bond b. 13 Jun 1748, d. 1835
Birth*6 Sep 1779 John was born at Rockingham Co, VA, on 6 Sep 1779.
Date of birth based on age given at death of 76y 10d. Death record lists Rockbridge Co. as birthplace (per John's daughter Augusta) but is given as Rockingham Co. in the pension application of John's wife Nancy Johnson Alderson.1,2 
 He was the son of Thomas Alderson and Sarah Bond
Marriage*20 Mar 1810 He married Peggy Walker at Monroe Co, VA, on 20 Mar 1810.3 
Mlt-Service*from Oct 1814 to Mar 1815 John M. "Major Jack" Alderson was rank of ensign (~lieutenant) from Oct 1814 to Mar 1815 at War of 1812, VA.2 
Marriage*7 Aug 1826 He married Nancy Johnson at Monroe Co, VA, on 7 Aug 1826. Date of bond. Bond signed by John Alderson and William H. Johnson, Jr.4,5 
Census1830 John M. "Major Jack" Alderson appeared on the census as head of household at Monroe Co, VA, in 1830. 
Employment*Aug 1850 Occupation: stonemason in Aug 1850 at District 39 1/2, Monroe Co, VA.6 
Census*28 Aug 1850 He and Nancy Johnson appeared on the census as head of household at District 39 1/2, Monroe Co, VA, on 28 Aug 1850. Also enumerated in this household were Ballard Meadows, age 10; and Frances Jones, age 6.6 
Death*16 Sep 1855 John died on 16 Sep 1855 at Monroe Co, VA, at age 76.
John Alderson, d. 16 Sep, Monroe Co, of dispepsia, age 76y 10d, par. Thos & Sarah Alderson, b. Rockbridge Co [sic], reported by Augusta Alderson, daughter.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1830Monroe Co, VAJohn M. "Major Jack" Alderson
28 Aug 1850District 39 1/2, Monroe Co, VAJohn M. "Major Jack" Alderson, Nancy Johnson and Augusta Alderson6

Partners and Children

Marriage*20 Mar 1810 He married Peggy Walker at Monroe Co, VA, on 20 Mar 1810.3 

Partners and Children

Marriage*7 Aug 1826 He married Nancy Johnson at Monroe Co, VA, on 7 Aug 1826. Date of bond. Bond signed by John Alderson and William H. Johnson, Jr.4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S2714] WV Deaths online at www.wvculture.org,, Monroe Co, WV, Bk 1, p 9, L 77.
  2. [S2779] National Archives., War of 1812 Pensions and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files (online at Fold3.com),.
  3. [S1336] Monroe Marriage Bonds, Jacket 1047.
  4. [S1064] Monroe Marriages, F4 J2640.
  5. [S2712] WV Marriages Monroe Co, WV.
  6. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Nancy Johnson

F, #2500, b. circa 1789, d. 27 Jun 1878
Birth*circa 1789 Nancy was born at VA circa 1789. 
Marriage*7 Aug 1826 She married John M. "Major Jack" Alderson at Monroe Co, VA, on 7 Aug 1826. Date of bond. Bond signed by John Alderson and William H. Johnson, Jr.1,2 
Census28 Aug 1850 Nancy Johnson and John M. "Major Jack" Alderson appeared on the census as head of household at District 39 1/2, Monroe Co, VA, on 28 Aug 1850. Also enumerated in this household were Ballard Meadows, age 10; and Frances Jones, age 6.3 
Census3 Jul 1860 Nancy Johnson appeared on the census as head of household at Rollinsburg Dist, Monroe Co, VA, on 3 Jul 1860.3 
Census4 Aug 1870 She appeared on the census as head of household at Wolf Creek Twp, Monroe Co, WV, on 4 Aug 1870.3 
Death*27 Jun 1878 Nancy died on 27 Jun 1878 at Monroe Co, WV. Letter from Isaac E. Bare to Commissioner of Pensions regarding request by Augusta Alderson to inherit her mother's pension.4 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
28 Aug 1850District 39 1/2, Monroe Co, VAJohn M. "Major Jack" Alderson, Nancy Johnson and Augusta Alderson3
3 Jul 1860Rollinsburg Dist, Monroe Co, VANancy Johnson, Augusta Alderson and Lucinda Frances "Fannie" Alderson3
4 Aug 1870Wolf Creek Twp, Monroe Co, WVNancy Johnson, Augusta Alderson and Lucinda Frances "Fannie" Alderson3

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S1064] Monroe Marriages, F4 J2640.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Monroe Co, WV.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2779] National Archives., War of 1812 Pensions and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files (online at Fold3.com),.