Posted By:Ted Pack
Subject:Re: Matthew H. Walkup, Isaac Ballard, Erastus Peck, Joel W. Steward
Post Date:January 12, 2007 at 10:25:34
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Forum:Monroe County, WV Genealogy Forum
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I poked around a little for you on

The only one of the six I found was

Erastus Hendiman Peck d. 4 Oct 1927
Father George Pack
Mother Sarah

I looked in some census images for you.

1850 - No one named Walkup in Monroe County.
1860 - No Walkups in Monroe Co.

Year: 1870; Census Place: Red Sulphur Spring, Monroe, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1695; Page: 452; Image: 65.
(PO Peterstown)

Byrnsides, James M, 56, dry goods merchant, real estate $16,670, personal prop $14,000
----, Henry C, 27, occ "Garamhand" - might be "farm hand, might not.
----, Virinda J, 30, house keeping
Walkup, Mariah H., 10
----, Kate M., 5
(Everyone b. "W Va", although W Va didn't exist until 1863)

1870 also,
Union, Monroe, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1695; Page: 71; Image: 234.

HH/Fam 157/164
Bickett, William, 70, farmer
----, Nancy, 74
----, Michael, 38, farm hand
Hall, Ingabo, 26, female
Vass, Cathrine, 16

158/165 Boyd family
159/166 Another Boyd family

Walkup, Matthew, 41, farmer, Virginia
----, Elizabeth, 41, Housekeeping
Leach, James, 9

161/168 Black family

In 1880:


Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
M. H. WALKUP Self M Male W 51 VA Farming VA VA
Elisabeth WALKUP Wife M Female W 51 VA Keeping House VA VA
Nanie J. WALKUP Dau S Female W 9 WV VA VA
M. H. WALKUP Sister S Female W 5 WV VA VA
[M. H. is "Son", not "sis" in the images]
Source Information:
Census Place Union, Monroe, West Virginia

William Bickett in the 1870 is probably related to ELizabeth somehow; he looks like her father but could be an uncle or a cousin.

If I was guessing, I'd guess Matthew's first wife was related to the Byrnsides. Widowers often foisted the kids off on th ewife's family back then, since men didn't know how to cook, clean, darn, mend or tend children.