MINERAL CO, WEST VA (made in 1866 from Hampshire
lays next to Grant, Hardy Co., WV
lays next to Garrett, Allegany Co, MD
WASHINGTON CO, OH
Northeast: Allegany County, Md.
Northwest: Garrett County, Md.
Southeast: Hampshire County
South: Hardy County
Southwest: Grant County
PATTERSON CREEK HISTORY
Part of the land where the county seat, Keyser, is located was originally purchased from Lord Fairfax by Christopher Beelor in 1752. He became the town's first, permanent English settler, but a band of Indians forced him to abandon the area in 1773. He died in 1774 and his widow, Mary, inherited the land and soon afterward returned with her new husband, George Kyger. When her second husband died in 1807, she fold the farm to James Mosley of Baltimore for 2,000 pounds. The other part of the land on which Keyser is currently located was originally owned by Abram Inskeep. He granted it Patrick McCarthy in 1802. McCarthy was one of the earliest settlers in the area, arriving in 1780. After he bought the land, the area became known as Paddy's Town. The McCarthy family soon became the most prominent in the region, owning and operating the general store, several mills and an iron foundry. In 1852, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad extended into the region and the town's name was changed to New Creek. During the Civil War, Keyser served as a key supply point and reportedly changed hands 14 times between 1861 and 1864. The town's name was changed to Keyser to honor William Keyser, vice-president of the railroad, when it was incorporated in 1874.
HISTORICAL MARKER on Hwy 28, north of Ft Ashby/Mineral Co,WV=FORT SELLERS = On land Washington surveyed for ELIAS SELLERS
A small stockade on the east side of Patterson's Creek at the mouth
thereof, in Franklin District, Mineral County. "Here George
Washington surveyed lands for Elias Sellers. April 1, 1748." This
fort was erected by Colonel Washington.
Ashby's Fort, built in 1755, on Patterson's Creek (near Frankfort,
Mineral county) about 25 miles from Fort Cumberland;
:) Patti McDonald
Co-Coordinator Mineral County USGenWeb Project
Patti McDonald <email@example.com>
GC-Mineral~ County Obituaries
Subject: IRENE M GANOE, Courtesy of Mineral Daily News Tribune
IRENE M GANOE
Courtesy of Mineral Daily News Tribune, Keyser WV
Irene M Ganoe, 66, of 67 Heskett Street, Keyser WV died Sat Nov 20 1999,
at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland MD.
Born March 9, 1933, in Kitzmiller MD, she was a daughter of the late Robert
and Lucille (Sullivan) Sellers.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Walter Ganoe on April 6,
1898; by two half-brothers, John and Fred Barcase and by an infant
Surviving are one daughter, Kathy Hoopengarner and husband Bryce, Keyser;
one brother Robert Sellers, Westernport MD; two half-brothers, Gregory
Barcase, Westernport MD and Joseph Barcase, Swanton MD; one sister,
Roope, St Cloud Fla; one half-sister, Gena Staubitz, Baltimore MD; one
granddaughter, Angela Wilson; and one great-grandson, Zachary McGraw.
Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser on Tues form 2-4 and
Funeral Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wed at
11 AM with Father Ivan M Lebar, TOR officiating.
Interment will be in the Kalbaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden, WV.
Subject: Re: [WVMINERA] 1900 CENSUS - BLACKBURN, KITZMILLER
In a message dated 3/4/2000 7:28:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I'm trying to transcribe the 1900 Census. The pages are
condition, and the census taker has awful penmanship.
Hoping someone might help me.
? (?C?) HEAD B. 3-1858
SARAH WIFE B. 10-1863
WILBER T. F. B. 4-1884
JOSEPH (?K) SON B. NOV 1885
WALTER V SON B. 4-1889
MORRIS, JAMES SERVANT FARM LABORER B. 7-1876
KITZMILLER, ? HARRIETT HOUSEKEEPER B. 10-1842 >>
Harriet S. Kitzmiller b. October 23, 1842, daughter of Joseph Kitzmiller
November 29, 1808, Hardy Co, VA & Mary Sollars b. 1818, Hardy Co, VA
Hope this helps a little, keep up the good job,
Lynn Alan McGriff
Patti McDonald [firstname.lastname@example.org]
MISS MAUD SOLLARS AND MRS HELEN ASHMEAD AND HER LITTLE DAUGHTER, ANITA, VISITED FRIENDS AT SCHELL, ELK GARDEN AND LAUREL DALE THIS WEEK.
D N MURPHY, OF NEW MARKET VA, IS SPENDING A FEW DAYS HERE WITH B R SOLLARS.
MR MURPHY WANTS TO COME BACK OT OLD MINERAL AND IS LOOKING FOR A SMALL FARM
"Robert C. Sollars" <email@example.com>
Does anyone have who Harriet S. Kitzmiller, b. 1842, Grafton, WV, married?
Considering her age in 1900 (below), she apparently never married.
R. C. Sollars <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Benjamin R. Sollers 26 and Mary E. Oates 32 Feb25,1879 Burlington
William E. Rockley 23
Mary Sollars 27
James M. Sollars 27 Bettie Murphy 20 9/18/1889 Mineral
James G. Shillingburg 23 Mille Francis Sollars 25 Mary 1889 Mineral
Sollars 26 Maggie F. McDonald 18 10/6/1875 Mineral Co.
Albert Sollars 24 Mary Ellen Cubbage 17 12/8/1895
Eliza Jane Junkins, 21, S, of GCMD, married M. J. Sollars, 24, S,
Co. WV, on May 12, 1875
Sollars, Robert L. b. 2 Nov 1914 d. 31 Aug 1892 (Companion with Eleanor,
Funeral Home marker also) [L]