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Need clarification on some PA-WV lines please!
Posted by: Kristy Edenfield Date: September 22, 2001 at 08:39:52
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Good Morning Cousins!

I have just recently picked up my genealogy research again on my own personal lines and can see some "problems" in my WILFONG lines. I'm hoping y'all can help me straighten this out. Here it goes...

(A) I've got the immigrant Johnannes his wife Elizabeth with sons (proved) George Michael (bc 1824 in Germany - 1807 in Pendleton Co. VA) & Johannes Sebastian (bc Nov 1732 in Germany - dc 1799 in Philadelphia Co. PA)

---here's the confusing part---

(B) I have a BUNCH of children listed for George Michael, but I've got a sneaky feeling that some of these belong in Sebastian's family:

DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE "MICHAEL" WILDFANG
                            
1 George "Michael" Wildfang b: Bet. 1719 - 1824 Germany d: Abt. 1807 Brushy Fork Homestead, Sugar Grove Twp.; Pendelton Co., WV.       
.. +Sophia Catarina Veitheim b: Abt. 1726 d: Abt. 1814 m: March 16, 1746/47 Tulpehocken Church; Berks Co., PA
....2 George Wilfong                     
....2 John Wilfong                     
....2 Elizabeth Catherine Wilfong b: March 6, 1747/48 Tulpehocken Valley, Berks Co., PA d: December 5, 1842 Randolph Co., VA.       
........+Jacob Weese b: Germany?              
....2 Mary Margaretha Wilfong b: October 15, 1751 Tulpehocken Valley; Berks Co., PA              
........+Valentine Cassell                     
....2 Christina Wilfong                     
........+? Thorn                     
....2 Sarah Wilfong                     
........+? Weese                     
....2 Jacob Wilfong b: Abt. 1760 d: 1838       
........+Mary McCorkle m: 1786 Botetourt Co., VA.
.... *2nd Wife of Jacob Wilfong:                     
........+Regina Varner b: Abt. 1760 d: 1844 m: Abt. 1798
....2 Eve Wilfong                     
........+? Westfall                     
....2 Michael Wilfong b: 1773 d: 1850       
....2 Henry Wilfong b: Abt. 1775 d: Abt. 1840 probably Pendleton Co., VA.
........+Mary Elizabeth Simmons b: Bef. 1765 d: Bet. 1821 - 1830 m: Abt. 1791
....2 Barbara Wilfong                     
........+Lewis Stultz m: 1792
....2 Magdalena Wilfong                     
........+George Snider m: 1799


(C) Who makes up Sebastian's family?

(D) I THINK my line is through Henry (ca 1775 - ca 1840) & Elizabeth Simmons, but it may be through Jacob (bc 1760 - 1838) & Regina Varner. Here is the data I have on them:

DESCENDANTS OF HENRY WILFONG
                                   
1 Henry Wilfong b: Abt. 1775 d: Abt. 1840 probably Pendleton Co., VA.       
.. +Mary Elizabeth Simmons b: Bef. 1765 d: Bet. 1821 - 1830 m: Abt. 1791
....2 John Wilfong b: Abt. 1792 d: 1814       
....2 George Michael Wilfong b: Bet. 1793 - 1796 Pendleton Co., VA. d: December 23, 1871 Pocahontas Co., WV.       
........+Elizabeth Harholt m: July 4, 1815 Pendleton Co., VA. (BOND DATE ONLY)
....2 Henry Wilfong, Jr. b: Abt. 1794 Pendleton Co., VA.
........+Mary Karahoof                     
......*2nd Wife of Henry Wilfong, Jr.:                     
........+Martha Pritt                     
....2 Jacob Wilfong b: Abt. 1802 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Martha A. b: Abt. 1799 VA. d: Bef. 1867 m: August 21, 1819 Pendleton Co., VA.
......*2nd Wife of Jacob Wilfong:                     
........+Margaret Jane Ervine b: Abt. 1827 Pocahontas Co., VA. m: October 3, 1867 Pocahontas Co., WV.
....2 Michael Wilfong b: Abt. 1803 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Catherine Simmons b: Abt. 1801 m: November 23, 1822 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Elizabeth E. Wilfong b: Abt. 1804 Pendleton Co., VA. d: Abt. 1888       
........+Phillip Varner b: Abt. 1800 m: February 25, 1823 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Catherine Elizabeth Wilfong b: Bet. 1804 - 1808 VA. d: February 3, 1888 Highland Co., WV.       
........+Solomon Varner b: Abt. 1804 d: Abt. June 1870 Pocahontas Co., VA. m: April 5, 1826 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Daniel Wilfong b: Abt. 1808 Pendleton Co., VA. d: 1886       
........+Charlotte Moyers b: Abt. 1813 Pendleton Co., VA. m: November 18, 1829 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Sarah "Sally" Wilfong b: Abt. 1812 Pendleton Co., VA. d: December 1, 1894 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Samuel Simmons       b: Abt. 1805 d: Abt. 1892 m: January 15, 1833 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Joseph Wilfong b: Abt. 1814 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Lavina Simmons b: Abt. 1816 Virginia m: October 11, 1834 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Elias Wilfong b: Abt. 1812 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Sabina Simmons b: Abt. 1817 Pendleton Co., VA. m: December 25, 1832 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Barbara Wilfong b: Abt. 1818 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Samuel Bodkin b: Abt. 1814 m: February 12, 1835 Pendleton Co., VA.




DESCENDANTS OF JACOB WILFONG
                                   
1 Jacob Wilfong b: Abt. 1760 d: 1838       
.. +Mary McCorkle m: 1786 Botetourt Co., VA.
....2 Elizabeth Wilfong b: 1789 Botetourt Co., VA. d: 1858       
....2 George Michael Wilfong       b: 1793 Botetourt Co., VA.
........+Margaret McGloughlin                     
..*2nd Wife of Jacob Wilfong:                     
.. +Regina Varner b: Abt. 1760 d: 1844 m: Abt. 1798
....2 Mary Margaret Wilfong b: 1799 Pendleton Co., VA.
........+Jacob Wilfong                     
....2 Sarah Wilfong b: 1800 Pendleton Co., VA.       
....2 Susannah Wilfong b: 1801 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Jesse Nelson                     
....2 John Wilfong b: Abt. 1802 Pendleton Co., VA.       
....2 Adam Wilfong b: Abt. 1803 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Susanna Croushorn m: March 17, 1828 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Jacob Wilfong b: 1805 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Eliza Nelson b: Abt. 1812 Virginia m: August 27, 1829 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Noah Wilfong b: 1808 Pendleton Co., VA.              
........+Martha Pritt                     
......*2nd Wife of Noah Wilfong:                     
........+Ann Pritt                     
....2 Abel Wilfong b: 1812 Pendleton Co., VA.              
........+Sarah Waggy                     
....2 Eli Wilfong b: 1817 Pendleton Co., VA.              
........+Amanda Miller b: Abt. 1815 Virginia              
....2 Amanda Wilfong b: Abt. 1820 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Job Nelson b: Abt. 1819 Pendleton Co., VA. d: January 9, 1894 Pendleton Co., VA.       
....2 Zebulon Wilfong b: 1823 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Elizabeth Swartz b: Abt. 1812 Virginia m: May 16, 1843 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Catherine Wilfong b: 1826 Pendleton Co., VA.       
........+Elijah Nelson                     


(E) The one thing I know for SURE is that my ancestor's name was MANASSA WILFONG & his father's name was Jacob. :-) ..so was Jacob the son of the Henry or the Jacob listed above....OR was he from yet another of their brothers??
Continuing on the Henry line from above (his son Jacob) ...here's what I have:


DESCENDANTS OF JACOB WILFONG
                                   
1 Jacob Wilfong b: Abt. 1802 Pendleton Co., VA.       
.. +Martha A. b: Abt. 1799 VA. d: Bef. 1867 m: August 21, 1819 Pendleton Co., VA.
....2 Mary Wilfong b: Abt. 1820 VA.              
....2 Margaret J. Wilfong b: Abt. 1828 Pendleton Co., VA.
........+Harrison Nichols b: 1819 Madison Co., Va. m: June 30, 1870 Pocahontas Co., WV.
....2 Sally A. Wilfong b: Abt. 1828 VA.              
....2 MANFER "MANASSA" WILFONG b: April 20, 1830 Dora, Virginia d: August 2, 1908 Gilmer Co., WV.       
........ +Francis Elizabeth Long b: Bet. 1828 - April 10 1829 Orange Co., VA. d: September 14, 1898 Duck Run, Gilmer Co., WV. m: November 5, 1851 Pocahontas Co., WV.
....2 Emanuel Wilfong b: Abt. 1835              
........+Lydia Crummett m: October 10, 1861 Pocahontas Co., WV.
....2 Abraham Wilfong b: Abt. 1839              
....2 Christina Wilfong b: Abt. 1840              
........+Joel G.A. Propst m: December 9, 1860 Pocahontas Co., WV.
....2 Levi Wilfong b: Abt. 1841 VA.              
....2 Jacob J. Wilfong b: Abt. 1848 Pocahontas Co., VA. d: October 13, 1868 Pocahontas Co., WV.       
..*2nd Wife of Jacob Wilfong:                     
.. +Margaret Jane Ervine b: Abt. 1827 Pocahontas Co., VA. m: October 3, 1867 Pocahontas Co., WV.


(F) How are all these SIMMONS & VARNERs related?


So, am I just totally off on these lineages? There are just so many Georges & Jacobs, that I think I may have confused a few!!

Thanks in advance to all those who reply. PLEASE POST YOUR MESSAGES HERE (rather than email me directly). That way, everyone here gets to share in the "wealth."

:-)

Kristy in VA


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