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Re: Isaac H. and/or E.T. Lewis Masonville WV mid 1800's
Posted by: Sue Firman (ID *****3255) Date: May 13, 2011 at 14:15:01
In Reply to: Re: Isaac H. and/or E.T. Lewis Masonville WV mid 1800's by Mark Nighswonger of 80

Ok. I thought maybe you could just call up Ancestry and do a search without having a member. I will try to help giving you what I've got using this method.

Sarah's parents were Harvey Washington Yankey (1825-sometime before 1900) and Mary Margaret Ketterman (1825-approx 1910). Her parents were Jacob & Sarah C Mallow Yankey. Harvey's parents were Jacob & Judith Riggleman Yankey. Havery & Mary had the following children:
Sarah Jane, Mary Ellen (1855-1926), Elizabeth Betsey Ann (1857-1944), Henrietta (1860-1943), William Strite Yankey (1863-1873). William died from Typhoid fever. There are reports that Harvey was married to a Mary Siever before Mary Ketterman and they had a daughter, Chlora. Henrietta was my greatgrandmother, making Harvey my gggrandfather. She married William Riley Borror in 1882. They lived in Headsville, WV and are both buried in the Borror family cemetery in Cabin Run, Mineral Co., WV. Betsey married Christian Sites in 1882 and they remained in Grant Co. Supposedly both are buried in the Sites-Cleaver Cemetery at Rough Run. They had 6 children, one of whom was Jesse, all of whom have passed away. Jesse married Netty Getz and had 5, maybe 6 children. Jesse was a farmer, died in 1960, and he and Netty are buried in the Sites-Cleaver Cemetery. One of Jesse's children (Otis) is still alive and lives in Petersburg. He's 84 and hopefully I'll be meeting/visiting him the week after Memorial Day. Harvey supposedly was a Confederate POW during the Civil War, although he was a private citizen. I have not been able to find a record of his death or burial. Hopefully Otis can clear up a lot of the questions I have about this family. He is supposed to take me to the cemetery also. Sarah was born in what was then Hardy Co., WV 26 Oct 1851. She married Isaac H. Lewis 17 Dec 1874 in Grant Co., had approx 12 children. She died 25 Nov 1932 in Dorcas, Grant Co. and was buried in Dorcas Cemetery on 27 Nov, 1932. Isaac was born in 1848 and died 1 May 1939, buried 2 May in Dorcas Cemetery also. If you need anymore info, contact me at I have pictures of Harvey & Mary, plus a picture of them with 3 of their children.

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