DESCENDANTS OF MICHAEL CRISS

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                    Sylvia Whittaker and Don Norman

 

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Michael (Crist) Criss was born about 1730.  He married Christina

------.  She was born about 1730. Michael and Christina  were among the

early settlers in the Monongahela Valley, in present day Fayette County,

PA .

 

Known children of Michael and Christina Criss.

 

  2.  (1). Lewis                   b.c.     1750   d.       1804

         m. Christine Clouster

 

  3.  (2). Henry (Heinrich)        b.c.     1754

         m. Katherine  ------- Apr 5 1779

 

  4. (3). Mary "Polly"             b.c.     1767   d.       1857

         M. Richard "Ned" Parrish 1787

 

  5.  (4). Catherine               b.c.     1768   d.       1833

         m. Michael Kern Jr.

 

 

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

  Lewis Criss, a son of Michael and Christina Criss, was born about

1750, and died in 1804.  He married Christine Clouster.

  Lewis Criss may have been born in Fayette County, PA. Lewis was the

first Criss to settle on Muddy Creek of Cheat River, in present day

Preston County, WV in 1781. In February he took preemption on 1,000

acres of land. In 1785 he had 400 acres on Sandy Creek. (see below). He

then moved to Harrison County, VA (WV) in 1799.

 

Henry Lee, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia

To All to Whom these Presents shall Come, Greeting:

Know Ye that by virtue of a sertificate in right of settlement given by

commissioners for adjusting for adjusting the title to unpatented lands

in the District of Monongalia, Yohangania and Ohio and in consideration

of the ancient composition of pounds sterling paid by Lewis Criss into

the Treasury of the Commonwealth, there is granted by said Commonwealth

unto Lewis Criss a certain track or parcel of land containing 400 acres

by survey bearing date, the 7th day of November 1785 Lyng in the County

of Monongalia on the "waters of Sandy Creek" adjoining the lands of

Joseph Robin ? and boundary as followith to wit:  Beginning at a maple

and running thence N 32 poles W 36 poles to a chestnut N 49W 24 poles to

a white oak, S 8 W  63 poles to a white oak S 59 E 115 poles to a black

oak.  N 20 E 102 poles to a white oak N 42 W 68 poles to a chestnut N 87

W 120 poles to a chestnut N 67 W 28 poles to a chestnut S 15 3/4 W 245

poles to the beginning with its appurtenances

To have and to hold the said track or parcel of land, with its

appurtences to the said Lewis Criss

(Signature)  and Criss heirs forever. In witness whereof, the said Henry

Lee, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virinia, hath herunto set

his hand and cases the Lesser Seal fo the said Commonwelth to be fixed,

at Richmond on the 24 day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand

17 hundred and 93.

 

                                        Signed  Henry Lee

 

Children of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss.

 

  6.  (1). Peter                   b.       1778,  d.       1836

         m. Saloma Jane White Jan 12 1804

 

  7.  (2).  Michael                b.       1784   d. Nov 06 1835

         m. Rebecca Ferguson May 9 1809

 

  8.  (3).  Moses S                b.       1785   d.c.     1868

         m. Charity Sharp Sep 1 1808

 

  9.  (4). Barbara                 b.       1787

         m. John D. Sharp Sep 1 1808

 

 10.  (5). Mary                    b.c.     1789

         m. David Calhoun Jul 18 1811

 

 11.  (6). Henry                   b.       1795   d.Sep 29 1865

 

 

3.HENRY  CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

   Henry, (Heinrich) Criss, a son of Michael and Christina Criss, was

born about 1754.  He married Katherin ----  April 05, 1779.  Henry Criss

may have been born in Fayette County, PA and may have gone by the name

Heinrich Christ. Henry Criss (or Cress as some descendants spell it)

followed Lewis Criss, his brother, into Preston County, VA (WV) and

settled near Tunnelton,WV) in Preston County. He raised seven children.

     He was in Preston County here by 1792, and seems to have died not

long afterward.  He settled on the plateau between the lower courses of

Coal Lick and Muddy Creek.

 

8 January 1798.  Jesse and Rachel Hanway  to Henry Criss.  300 acres on

Deckers Creek, no adjoiners named.  Consideration:  100 pounds, VA.

Signed: Jesse Hanway, Rachel (mark)

Hanway.  Witnesses:  Elihu Horton, Thomas (+) Doolittle, John MelRose.

No acknowledgement recorded.  Del:  to H. Criss, 20 June 1809, Recorded: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OS 1:462  (Monongalia County WV Deed book Records 1782-1810 (old series

Volumes 1-4) By Rick Toothman, p. 61)

 

1799  Henry Criss owed delinquent taxes for 165 acres in Monongalia

County (Monongalia County, (West) Virginia: Records of the District,

Superior and County Courts Volume 1: 1776-1799, Compiled by Melba Pender

Zinn, p. 279)

 

12 April 1802.  Henry and Catherine Criss to Christiana Closter and

Jacob Closter  185 acres, part from a conveyance by George and Mary

Sipolt to Henry Criss, and the rest from a tract adjoining Henry's

former survey. Consideration 180 pounds.  Signed:   Henry Criss("in

dutch"), Catherine (X) Criss.  Witnesses: Wm. G. Payne, John W. Dean,

John T. Goff. Acknowledged in

court, April 1802.  Del:  to Joseph Forman, 12 February 1805.  (

Monongalia County WV Deed book Records 1782-1810, p159)

 

15 November 1802.  Christina Closter to James Morris.   Mortgage on 184

acres on the west side of Muddy Creek.  Adjoining George Sipolt(Sypolt),

conveyed by Henry and Catherine Criss.

(Monongalia County WV Deed book....p. 156)

 

31 October 1803: Monongalia County Court.  Henry Criss summoned to

answer George Dorsey in a plea of assault damage $1000, 31 October 1803. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monongalia County, (West) Virginia: Records of the District, Superior

and County Courts, Volume 5:1802-1805, page 124, compiled by Melba

Pender Zinn, Heritage Books, Inc.)

 

28 May 1803: Monongalia County Court.  John West summoned to answer

Jesse Payne, agent for Abraham and Henry Criss, in a plea of trespass

damage $100, 9 November 1802, 6 April and 28 May 1803.  This action is

brought on account of a gray horse swapped by West to Abram Criss.  The

parties agreed to submit to the arbitration of Robert Ferrell, Thomas

Kirkpatrick and John McConnel, 13 June 1803.  (Monongalia County, (West

) Virginia:  Records of the District, Superior and County Courts, Volume

5: 1802-1805, page 144, compiled by Melba Pender Zinn, Heritage Books,

Inc.)

 

Monongalia County Court.  "To the Worshipful Court of Monongalia County,

We, your petitioners, showeth that they stand in need of a road to begin

at POWELL's Bottom on the Sandy Road and__________up Three Fork to

Thomas Martin's Sugar Camp and from thence to intersect the Morgantown

road near Zinn's Bridge.  Therefore we pray Your Worships will appoint

Commissioners to view the ground and make report of the same, 8 April

1803.  Signed by Thomas Bird, Benjamin Brain,  Moses Minnear, Michael

Zinn, William Zinn, William Shaw, Danial Fortney, Jacob Cress, Absolum

Metheney***, John Zinn, John Hollerman, Charles Byrns, Jesse Cayn, James

Cobun, William Payne, Jonathan Cobun, Jacob Zinn, Thos. Lantsford, David

Grimm, James McGill, John Cassiday, Phillip Nichols, and George Zinn.

(Monongalia County,

(West) Virginia:  Records of the District, Superior and County Courts,

Volume 5: 1802-1805, page 167, compiled by Melba Pender Zinn, Heritage

Books, Inc.)

 ***Absolum Metheny is the husband of Susan Cress, daughter of Henry

Cress, Sr.  Peter Zinn is the husband of Catharine Cress, daughter of

Henry Cress Sr. It is a possibility that those noted above are

related.***

 

1804 Monongalia County Court. "I shall apply to the court at May term

for an order of resurvey on 50 acres of land that myself and mother

bought of Henry Criss lying on waters of Muddy Creek joining Wm BIGGS,"

(Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Records of the District ,

Superior and County Courts, Volume 6: 1805-1808 p. 71Compiled By Melba

Pender Zinn)

1805 Monongalia County Court.  "December 1805 court, On the motion of

Henry Criss it is ordered that the sheriff summon and impanel twelve

good and lawful freeholders of the bailiwick to view the old State Road

beginning at or near the 53 Mile Rock to continue near to Reeder's

Tavern, also to view the road that goes by Henry Criss's and report

their opinion upon to the next court."    "In obedience to the foregoing

order, We, Jonathan Gandy, Benjamin Brain, Benjamin Field, Jacob Zinn,

George Zinn, Sr.  John More, Jr., Samuel Gandy, William Watson,

Joseph Southworth, Thomas Brown, Daniel Fortney and Robert Pattan, the

jury being summoned to view the old State Road from the points described

in said order as also the new road that out of the same passing by, are

of the opinion that the new road by Henry Criss's  is the best road and

on the best ground and we report the same in the court."  21 December

1805  (Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Records of the District,

.....p.172)   ***William Watson is the father of

Jacob Cress's first wife, Ann Watson.***

 

1807, Monongalia County Court.  Henry Criss summoned to answer James

Morgan,  assignee of James Jeff,  in a plea of covenant broken damage

$60, 18 April 1804.  On 14 March 1803, Jeff entered into an agreement

with Criss whereby Criss purchased one brown horse from him for 20

pounds equal to $66.33. Criss  gave him a due Bill for 6 pounds and 6

shillings ($21) in part payment.  The other 13 pounds and 14 shillings

($45.33) to be paid in coarse salt @ $4 per bushel on or before 25

December 1803.  Criss  had the liberty to return the horse, if he was

unsatisfactory, on through first Wednesday after the date of the

contract, otherwise the contract to remain valid.  Criss did not send

the horse back nor pay as agreed and therefore he brings suit.

Assignment to Morgan not dated and signed by James Jeff. August 1807

term of court, "We the jury find for the plaintiff $45.67 damages with

interest from 25 December 1803 until paid."  p. 222

 

1808 Monongalia County Court.  One black horse, the property of Henry

Criss, was attached at the suit of James Morgan for $66.91 with

interest.  In order to retain possession of his property until time of

public sale or his debt was paid Jesse Payne,  agent for Henry Criss,

signed this Delivery Bond secured by John C. Payne, 1 October 1807.

March 1808 term of court, quashed (voided). P 312

 

He seems to have spent his last days on the Monongalia-Preston County

border.

 

Children of Henry and Katherine Criss.

 

 12.  (1). Susan                  b.       1770   d.        1854

        m. Absolom Elijah Matheney

 

 13.  (2). Jacob                   b.Sep 03 1779   d.Aug 08 1854

        m. Susan Anna Watson Sep 8 1802

        M. Susanna Jeffers Oct 27 1807

        M. Margaret Cuppet or Scott 1823

 

 14.  (3). Elizabeth               b.       1785

         m. Joseph Mathew Sep 18 1806

 

 15.  (4). Isaac W.                b.       1789

         m. Sarah Matthew May 8 1809

 

 16.  (5). Michael                 b.May 23 1792   d.       1842

          m. Maria Armstrong

 

 17.  (6). Catharine Phoebe        b.Mar 10 1793   d. Oct 25 1852

 

 

4.MARY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

   Mary "Polly" Criss, a daughter of Michael and Christina Criss, was

born about 1767 and died in 1857 in Marion County, Brice Mills, VA (WV). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She married Richard "Ned" Parrish in 1787. Richard, a son of Edward and

Ann (Evans) Parrish, was born August 26, 1769 in Howard County, MD and

died in 1865 in Marion County, WV.

 

Children of Richard and Mary "Polly" (Criss) Parrish.

 

 18.  (1). Catherine               b.c.     1788

 

 19.  (2). Nancy                   b.c.     1790, Marion County, VA

 

 20.  (3). Christina               b.       1792   d.       1874

         m. Daniel Davis Sep 12 1811 in Harrison County, VA

 

 21.  (4). Richard Jr. "Dickey"    b.Jan    1794   d.Oct 17 1888

         m. Nancy Tetrick  October 02, 1817.

 

 22.  (5). Joshua                  b.c.     1796 Marion County, VA (WV).

 

 23.  (6). Edward "Neddy"          b.       1798   d.       1873

         m. Prissocia Price  1823; b.c. 1802

 

 24.  (7). Sara                    b.       1799   d.       1895

         m. Jesse Rex 1824

         m. Henson Cole Davis Apr 04 1826

 

 25.  (8). William R.              b.       1803   d.Feb 16 1885

         m. Elizabeth Hamilton Nov 22 1827 in Marion County

 

 26.  (9). Michael                 b.       1804   d.       1855

         m. Mary Bainbridge   b. About 1808.

 

 27. (10). Maria                   b.c.     1806   d.       1886

         m. Boaz Fleming Hamilton

 

 28. (11). Morgan                  b.c      1808, Marion Coybty

 

 29. (12). Calder Haymond          b.       1810   d.Oct 30 1895

         m. Margaret "Peggy" Davis

 

 

5.CATHERINE CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Catherine Criss, a daughter of Michael and Christina Criss, was

born about 1768, and died in 1833.  She married Michael Kern, Jr. about

1789 in Monongalia County, VA (WV).  Michael, a son of Michael and

Susanna Kern, was born about 1765 in Monongalia County , VA (WV), and

died there after 1857.

     Michael Kern, Sr.  came from Holland as a young man. He fought with

Uriah Springer's Revolutionary Army . He married Susanna and settled in

Monongalia County.  Michael Kern built a stockade fort, known today as

Kerns Stockade, in the wilderness where Morgantown now stands, where the

few families in the settlements could have refuge from the Indians and

wild beast of the forest.  It was located between the old Kern's home

and Deckers Creek.  It had a command of the surrounding country and was

among the largest forts of the county and was the rallying ground for

the west side of Monongalia County.  Bad Eagle, a friendly Indian chief

often visited this Fort and was murdered near by in 1774.  One can see

his battleaxe hanging in the Morgantown  museum.

    The first mill in the district was a log mill erected by Micheal

Kern just above the site of the present Morgantown mill.  Some years

later, Kern erected a better mill on the site of the present

Morgantown Hill.

 

Children of Michael and Catherine (Criss)  Kern.

 

 30.  (1). Susanna

         m. Reuben Chalfant

 

 31.  (2). Jacob                   b.c.     1780   d.       1837

          M. Sarah MCVickers February 13, 1812

 

 32. (3). George                   b.c.     1890

          m.  Polly C. Payne, Sep 19 1809, Monongalia County VA (WV).

 

 33.  (4). John                    B.c.     1796

          m. Maria Cox August 20, 1829

 

 34.  (5). James                   B.c.     1797

            M. Mary Guseman October 26, 1820

 

 35.   (6). Joseph                 B.c.     1798

 

 36.  (7). Elizabeth               B.c      1802

          m. John G. Cooper  Oct 03, 1820, Monongalia County, VA (WV).

 

 37.  (8). Michael                 b.c.     1805

          m, Eliza O'Neal, August 30, 1832, Monongalia County, VA (WV).

 

 

6.PETER CRIST     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Peter Crist, a son of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss, was

born in 1778 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died 1836 in Marion County,

VA (WV).  He married Saloma Jane White January 12, 1804 in Harrison

County, VA (WV) by Rev. John Denham, She was born in 1780, and died May

14, 1846 in Marion County, VA (WV). Silman Martin Cemetery is located on

the Stalnaker Farm, 1/4 Mile North of the Odell Knob Road on Hill Top,

Lincoln District, Marion County,   Some graves are marked with stones

with no Markings, others with non at all. Cemetery was read Nov 12,

1967 but records kept by family members on their own records. Only

readable Criss grave is Salomi Criss.

 

Children of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Crist.

 

 38.  (1). Ezekiel                 b.       1805

          M. Catherine -------

 

 39.  (2). Anna                    b.       1810   d.Oct 03 1889

         m. Isaac T. Jones April 15, 1828

 

 40.  (3). Lewis                   b.       1810

         M. Sarah Sharp.

 

 41.  (4). Elizabeth A.            b.       1813   d. Aug 18, 1887

         M. Jacob Owen Atha

 

 42.  (5). Rezin W.                b.       1817

         M. Sarah Dixon Vincent October 06, 1840

 

 43.  (6). Sarah A.                b.       1819   d. May 06 1897

         M.  John S. Heldreth December 28, 1838

 

 44.  (7). Aaron W.                b. 1822   d. Calhoun County, WV

         M.  Elizabeth "Betty" Veach in 1848

 

 45.  (8). Ebenezer                b. 1828   d. Calhoun County, WV.

         m. Leah E. Downs  February 17, 1861 in Calhoun County

         m. Harriet Brummage in 1894.

 

7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Michael Criss, a son of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss, was

born in 1784 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died November 06, 1835 in

Harrison County, VA (WV).  He married Rebecca Ferguson May 09, 1809 in

Harrison County.  She was born 1791, and died in November 1874 in

Harrison County.

 

Children of Michael and Rebecca (Ferguson) Criss.

 

 46.  (1). George Frederick Williamb. Feb 17 1810  d.May 24 1899

         m. Harriet  Bartlett Sep 05, 1833

         m. Hannah Augusta Stuart in 1875

 

 47.  (2). Aaron                   b.        1811

            M. Jane Louisa Robinson

 

 48.  (3). Robert Ferguseon        b.       1813

             M.  Martha Elizabeth Jackson

 

 49.  (4). William                 b.       1815   d. Jun 15 1879

 

 50.  (5). John F.                 b.       1816, Harrison County,VA

         m. Elizabeth Bailey  Dec 29 1840, Harrison County VA b. 1816.

 

 51.  (6). Michael                 b. Sep 11 1819

 

 52.  (7). Andrew Scott            b.       1821

         m. Maria Louisa Robinson in 1842.

 

 53. (8). Frances A.               b.       1825

         m. Samuel S. Sherrard 1849

 

 54.  (9). Elizabeth Ann           b.       1828

         m. Edward Gibney October 24, 1859,  b. 1813

 

 55. (10). Frederick               b.       1830

 

 56. (11). David Jehu              b.Dec 03 1834

         m. Margaret Sommerville October 20, 1857

 

 

 8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Moses S. Criss, a son of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss, was

born in 1785 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died about 1868.  He was

married to Charity Sharp September 01, 1808 in Harrison County, VA by

Rev. Issac Morris. Charity, a daughter of Aaron and Sarah (Ashcraft)

Sharp, was born in 1794 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  Moses S. Criss was

a member of the First Battalion of the 11th Regiment of the Virginia

Militia in 1802.

 

Children of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss.

 

 57.  (1). John T.                 b.   1810, Harrison County, VA (WV).

         m.  Lydia Hewes April 17, 1842

 

 58.  (2). Michael                 b.   1813, Harrison County, VA (WV)

         m. Rosanna Evans.

 

 59.  (3). Moses S. Jr.            b.June   1816   d.Apr    1902

         m. Mary R. Hewes

 

 60.  (4). Noah                    b.       1818   d.Mar 10 1878

         m. Mary Ice

 

 61.  (5). Elizabeth R.            b.   1820, Harrison County, VA (WV).

         m. Shipley Hewes

 

 62.   (6). Christina Barbara      b. Nov 15 1821   d. Mar 28 1884

         m. Isaac LeMasters April 07, 1839

 

 63.  (7). Sarah "Sallie"          b.       1823

         m. Elias Turner Snyder  June 12, 1851.

 

 64.  (8). William                 b.       1828

         m. Ellender C. Davis

 

 65.  (9). Aaron                   b.       1830, Harrison County, WV.

         m. Eliza Jane Davis in 1854

 

 66. (10). Mary Ann                b.   1834, Harrison County, VA (WV).

         m. Peter Crim, Jr. July 20, 1865

 

 

9.BARBARA CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Barbara Criss, a daghter of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss,

was born in 1787 in Preston County, VA (WV).  She was married to John D.

Sharp September 01, 1808 in Harrison County, VA (WV), by Rev. Issac

Morris. John, a son of Aaron and Sarah (Ashcraft) Sharp, was born 1787

in Harrison County, VA (WV).

     John D. Sharp married his second wife Mary Ashley on May 21, 1850.

 

Children  of John D. and Barbara (Criss) Sharp.

 

 67.  (1). Sarah                   b.   1812 d. Wirt County, WV.

     M. Lewis Criss

 

 68.  (2). Christina               b.       1818

     m.Archibald Kelley May 20 1841

 

 69.  (3). Charles                 b.       1822

     m. Rhoda ---------

 

 70.  (4). Samuel T.               b.       1829

 

 

10.MARY CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Mary Criss, a daughter of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss, was

born about 1789 in Preston County, VA (WV).  She married David Calhoun

July 18, 1811 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  He was born April 1788 in

Winchester, VA and died July 30, 1854 in Preston County, VA (WV).

 

Children of David and Mary (Criss) Calhoun.

 

 71.  (1). Mary

 

 72.  (2). Reuben

 

 73.  (3). Samuel                  b.c.     1817

         m. Dorcas Wamsley

 

 74.  (4). Rachael                 B.c.     1818

 

 75.  (5). Solomon                 b.c.     1822

 

 76.  (6). Lovernia                b.c.     1823

 

 77.  (7). John C.                 b.c.     1824

 

 

11.HENRY CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Henry Criss, a son of Lewis and Christine (Clouster) Criss, was born

in 1795 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died September 29, 1865 in

Barbour County, WV.  He married Phebe Ward September 06, 1821 in

Harrison County, VA (WV). Phebe, a daughter of Job and Tabitha

(Cummins) Ward, was born April 14, 1803 in Harrison County, VA and died

April 18, 1858 in Barbour County, VA (WV).

 

Children of Henry and Phebe (Ward) Criss.

 

 78.  (1). James P                 b.  1823, Barbour County, VA (WV).

         m.  Elizabeth Crislip December 22, 1844 in Barbour County WV

         m. Caroline Marteney August 29, 1872 in Barbour County, WV

 

 79.  (2). Tabitha Dorcas          b. Oct 12, 1823  d.Jan 04, 1906

          M. William Engle January 07, 1846

 

 80.  (3). Malinda                 b.   1827, Barbour County, VA (WV).

          m. Everett N. Wells October 29, 1854

 

 81.  (4). Absalom                 b.   1831, Barbour County, VA (WV).

 

 82.  (5). Caleb                   b.   1833       d.Aug 24 1865

         m. Elizabeth M. Painter August 26, 1858

 

 83.  (6). Joshua                  b.       1835   d. Dec 09, 1852

 

 84.  (7). Israel                  b.       1836   d.       1857

 

 85.  (8). Hannah                  b.       1842

 

 86.  (9). Rachel                  b.       1844   d. Sep18 1865

 

 

12.SUSAN CRISS     3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

 

    Susan Criss, a daughter of Henry and Katherin Criss, was born in

1770 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died there in 1854.  She married

Absolom Elijah Matheny. Absolom, a son of Joseph and Ann (Bradley)

Matheny,  was born March 14, 1776 in Monongalia County VA (WV), and died

April 15, 1847 in Preston County, VA (WV).

 

Children of Absolom and Susan (Criss) Matheny.

 

 87.  (1). Abigail                 b. Preston County, VA (WV).

 

 88.  (2). Elizabeth               b. Preston County, VA (WV).

 

 89.  (3). George W.               b. Preston County, VA (WV).

 

 90.  (4). Mary                    b. Preston County, VA (WV).

 

 91.  (5). Nancy Wilhelm           b. Preston County, (VA) WV;

           m. John Sisler

 

 92.  (6). Susan

 

 93.  (7). Elijah                  b. July 16, 1818

 

 

13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jacob Cress, a son of Henry and Katherin Criss, was born September

03, 1779 in Germany according to death records, and died August 08, 1854

in Preston County,  VA (WV). He married  Susan Anna Watson September 08,

1802 in Monongalia County, VA (WV), a daughter of William WATSON.    He

married Susanna Jeffers October 27, 1807 in Monongalia County. Susanna,

a daughter of Dennis and Elizabeth (Trembly) Jeffers, was born about

1779 in Preston County.  He married  Margaret (Cuppert or Scott) about

1823 in Preston County, VA (WV).  She was born 1798 in Preston County,

VA (WV), and died there February 13, 1847.

      Jacob Cress appears with the rank of Private on a Muster Roll of

Lt Christian Core's Detachment of Infantry Virginia Militia from 104

Regiment, in County of Monongalia, War of 1812 for February 20 to March

4, 1815.  He was on the pay roll Commencement of time of pay February

20, 1815. Expiration of pay, March 4, 1815. Term of service was 13 days. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His pay was $8.00 per month.  The amount paid to Jacob  for his service

was $3.35.

    Jacob built in 1821, a massive stone house, still in fine

preservation. From the rising ground a hundred yards to the rear is

spread out one of the most magnificent views to be found in all

Preston County, WV.  Jacob lived on the homestead and built a Baptist

church on Coal Lick. (Preston County History, p. 337)  The natural stone

and clay mortar home was occupied by the family of William L. Feather in

1975.

 

Children of Jacob and Susan (Watson) Cress.

 

 94.  (1). Susan                   b.       1805   d.   1877

         m. George W. Sypolt.

 

 95.  (2). Mary

          m. John Leach

 

Children of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers) Cress.

 

 96.  (2). Thomas Jefferson        b.Aug 11 1808   d. Aug 15 1838

         m. Catherine Willett Nicola December 31, 1829

 

 97.  (3). Catherine               b.        1810  d.Mar 31 1857

          m. Jacob Ervin

 

 98.  (4). Sarah                   b.Oct 01 1811   d.       1871

          m. Jacob Nicola Jr.

 

 99.  (5). Elizabeth               b.       1816   d.Jan 26, 1874

         m. Samuel Trembly

 

100.  (6). Henry                   b.       1819   d. Aug 07 1859

         m. Rachel Elliot

 

101.  Charlotte                    b.Oct 21 1820   d.Feb 08 1907

         m. Christian Smith in 1838

 

Children of Jacob and Margaret (Scott) Cress.

 

102.  (1). Margaret

          m. Johnathan Childes

 

103.  (2). Scott P.                b.       1826   d.Jun 20 1848

 

104.  (3). Erastus                 b.       1830   d.Feb 22 1854

 

105.  (4). Alcinda                 b.       1833   d.Dec 24 1838

 

106.  (5). Clarissa Ann            b.       1833

          m. Calvin Foreman  June 12, 1857, Preston County, VA(WV)

 

107.  (6). Ellenor J.              b.       1836   d.Jan    1839

 

14.ELIZABETH CRESS    3.HENRY CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

      Elizabeth Cress, a daughter of Henry and Katherine Criss, was born

in 1785 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died there.  She married Joseph

Matthew September 18, 1806 in Monongalia County, VA (WV). Joseph, a son

of Jonathan Matthew,  was born 1781 in Preston County and died there in

1842.

 

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Cress) Matthew.

 

108.  (1). Sarah                   b.Oct 25 1807   d.May 03 1849

 

109.  (2). Isaac                   b.       1810

 

110.  (3). Catherine               b.Apr 19 1815   d.Sep 19 1865

 

 

15.ISAAC W. CRISS     3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Isaac W. Criss, a son of Henry and Katherine Criss, was born 1789 in

Preston County, VA (WV).  He married Sarah Matthew May 08, 1809 in

Monongalia County, VA (WV). Sarah, a daughter of Jonathan Matthew, was

born about 1792 in Preston County. Isaac went to Reno District, Preston

County about 1810 and purchased a tract of 700 acres, where he later

lived. His house was for several years a voting place. He served as a

Private in Daniel Stewart's Company in the War of 1812.

 

Children of Isaac W. and Sarah (Matthew) Criss.

 

111.  (1). Arch

 

112.  (2). Elizabeth               b.       1812   d. Apr 07 1854

         m. Joseph Cassidy

         m.  Alpheus Cozad

 

113.  (3). Rawley                  b. 1817, Preston County, VA (WV).

         m. Sarah Jane Dennison

 

114.  (4). Huldah                  b. Mar 20, 1818

         m. Samuel Marquess  February 01, 1838

 

115.  (5). Pamela                  b.       1822, Preston County, (VA)

 

116.  (6). Rachel                  b. Jun 25 1826  d.Feb 23 1882

         m.William Thomas

 

117.  (7). Isaac W Jr.             b.       1827, Preston County, (VA)

         m. Sarah Thomas.

 

 

16.MICHAEL CRISS          3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    MICHAEL Criss, a son of Henry and Katherine Criss, was born May 23,

1792 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died there in 1842.  He married

Maria Armstrong. Michael, a Methodist local preacher, at first lived a

little north of the family homestead in Coal Lick and Muddy Creek,

Preston County, VA (WV).  Around 1835 he settled on Scotch Hill.  Soon

after his death his entire family went West.  This wing of the Cress's

use the spelling Criss. A broad frame and stout figure were

characteristic of Michael and his brothers.

Source: History of Preston County, p 424

 

Children of Michael and Maria (Armstrong) Criss.

 

118.  (1). Amanda

 

119.  (2). Eugene                   b. July 27, 1822

             m. Miss Frances Hall Mar 9 1843

 

120.  (3). James

 

121.  (4). Margaret

 

122, (5). Maria

 

123. (6). Matilda

         m. Jacob Garlock

 

124. (7). Isaac                    b.       1828

          m. Sarah Thomas

 

 

17.CATHERINE PHOEBE CRISS     3.HENRY CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Catherine Phoebe Criss, a daughter of Henry and Katherine Criss,

was born March 10, 1793 in Preston County VA (WV), and died October 25,

1852 in Barbour County, VA (WV).  She married Peter Zinn January 09,

1812 in Barbour County. Peter, a son of George and Anna (Seiler) Zinn,

was born March 12, 1793 in Lancaster County, PA, and died August 02,

1876 in Barbour County.

 

Children of Peter and Catharine (Criss) Zinn.

 

125.  (1). Isaac                   b.       1808   d.Apr 01 1875

             m. Elizabeth Carlin

 

126.  (2). John                    b.       1812

 

127.  (3). Alpheus                 b.Nov 23 1812   d.Nov 02, 1876

          m. Mary Woodford October 09, 1845

          m. Lucinda Ann Gawthorp January 04, 1854

 

128.  (4). David                   b.       1814   d.Jul 18 1856

          m. Louisa Corder

          m. Lavina Zinn

 

129.  (5). Elizabeth               b.Apr 10 1827   d.Oct 25 1908

         m. Thomas Corder February 28, 1844

 

 

38.EZEKIEL CRISS     6.PETER CRIST     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Ezekiel Criss, a son of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Crist,  was

born in 1805 in Marion County, VA (WV).  He married Catherine --------.

 

Child of Ezekiel and Catherine Criss.

 

130.  (1). Eli                     b.       1830, PA

         m. Elizabeth ------

 

 

39.ANNA CRISS     6.PETER CRIST     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Anna Criss, a daughter of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Crist,  was

born in 1810 in Marion County, VA (WV), and died there October 03, 1889. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She married Isaac T. Jones April 15, 1828. Isaac, a son of Joshua and

Mary (Sech) Jones, was born in 1806, and died 1888 in Marion County.

 

Children of Isaac T. and Anna (Criss) Jones.

 

131.  (1). Martin                  b.       1829   d.       1854

 

132.  (2). William R.              b.       1830

         m. Lurane Riggs

 

133.  (3). Mary E.                 b.       1832

           m. James E. Jones  1854

 

134.  (4). Sarah Emily             b.       1834   d.       1892

           m. Salathiel W. Fetty  1857;  b. 1839, Kansas; d. 1920.

 

135.  (5). Rezin M.                b.       1836   d.       1912

     m.Elizabeth Martin 1859

 

136.  (6). Nancy Ann               b.       1840

 

137.  (7). Ebenezer Charles        b.       1841   d.      1910

     m.Amelia Fetty 1867   (1840-1922)

 

138. (8). Dianah                   b.       1843   d.      1857

 

139.  (9). Thena                   b.       1843

 

140. (10). Newton                  b.       1846   d. Oct 02 1916

         m. Elizabeth Margaret Walker 1869

         m.Sarah Elizabeth Wright Apr 4 1902

 

 

40.LEWIS CRIST     6.PETER CRIST     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Lewis Crist, a son of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Crist, was born

1810 in Marion County, VA (WV) and died in Wirt County, WV.  He married

Sarah Sharp. Sarah, a daughter of John and Barbara (Criss) Sharp, was

born in 1812, and died in Wirt County, WV.

 

Children of Lewis and Sarah (Sharp) Criss.

 

141.  (1). Francis Marion          b.   1832, Marion County, VA (WV).

     M. Elizabeth Ann --------

     m. Virginia Heck 1893

 

142.  (2). Helen                   b.   1833, Marion County, VA (WV)

              m. Matthew Pettitt 1856.

 

143.  (3). John W.                 b.   1835, Marion County, VA (WV)

     m.Sarah Jane Hawkins Sep 14 1865

 

144.  (4). Peter                   b.   1837

            m. Mary J. Clark, Jan 06 1868, Marion County, WV; b. 1834.

 

145.  (5). Mary Angeline           b.   1839, Marion County, VA (WV).

     m.Samuel Johnson Sep 2 1864

 

146.  (6). Benjamin F.             b.   1843

         m. Jane Coulter Oct 21 1869, Braxton County,  WV; b. 1850

 

147.  (7). Elizabeth  Jane         b.   1841

     m.Benjamin Hayhurst Sep 28 1865

 

148.  (8). Rhuhama                 b. Feb 21, 1845

     m.Harrison Fleming Oct 24 1871

 

149.  (9). Eleanor Jane            b.    1847

         m. Andrew Keener  Dec 20 1870, Braxton County,  WV

 

150. (10). Romanza E.              b.   1849

         m. Henry Duffield   Nov 05, 1868, Braxton County,  WV;

 

151. (11). Dennis                  b.Nov  1852    d.           1928

         m .Rachel Jenkins   Braxton County,  WV

 

 

41.ELIZABETH A. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Elizabeth A. Criss, a daughter of Peter and Saloma Jane (White)

Criss, was born in  1813 in Marion County, VA (WV) and died there August

18, 1887.  She married Jacob Owen Atha. Owen, a son of Elisha and  Ann

(Cox) Atha,  was born in 1809, and died in  1885.

 

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Criss) Atha.

 

152.  (1). Alfered K.              b.       1832

 

153.  (2). Ulysses S.              b.      1836

                m.  Martha E.  Wilcox         b. 1834

                m.  Manerva Snodgrass

 

154.  (3). Sara A.                 b.       1839

 

155.  (4).  Jacob Owen Jr.         b.       1841

 

156.  (5). Mary  J.                b.     1844

         m. Richard D. Wells     b. 1843.

 

157.  (6). Eliza Lavina            b.       1846

 

158.  (7). Aaron                   b.       1848

 

159.  (8). William V.              b.       1853

 

 

42.REZIN W. CRISS      6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Rezin W. Criss, a son of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) CRISS, was

born in 1817 in Marion County, VA (WV).  He married Sarah Dixon Vincent

October 06, 1840 in Harrison County, VA. Sarah, a daughter of Edward and

Recca (Wisby) Vincent, was born April 16, 1816 and died 1880 in Harrison

County, WV.

 

Children of Rezin W. and Sarah Dixon (Vincent) Criss.

 

160.  (1). Romanza                 b.      1843   d. Aug 04, 1894

         m. Edwin E. Swiger Oct 05 1865 Barbour County, WV; b. 1840.

 

161.  (2). Susanna                 b.       1847

 

162.  (3). Aaron                   b.       1849

         m. Jane L. Anderson  Mar 19 1871, Marion County, WV.

 

163.  (4). Reason W.               b.       1854

 

164.  (5). Allison                 b.       1850

 

 

43.SARAH A. CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Sarah A. Criss, a daughter of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Criss,

was born in  1819 in Marion County, Va (WV), and died May 06, 1897 in

Harrison County, WV.  She married John S. Heldreth December 28, 1838.

John, a son of David and Mary "Polly" (Lyons) Heldreth, was born

February 15, 1816, and died October 09, 1892 in Harrison County, WV.

 

Children of John S. and Sarah (Criss) Heldreth.

 

165.  (1). Mary Ann                b.       1839

         m. J. Ashcraft

 

166.  (2). Rebecca J.              b.       1840

         m. J. A. Wadsworth

 

167.  (3). David                   b.       1845

         m. Mary Ellen Bice September 25, 1866

 

168.  (4). Eliza                   b.       1847

 

169.  (5). Allison                 b.       1850

 

170.  (6). Sophrona                b.Mar 4 1851

     m.Luther E. Martin Nov 25 1871

 

171.  (7). Elias                   b.Oct 15 1853   d.Mar 25 1897

 

172.  (8). John Elmore             b.Jul 25 1859   d.Feb 8 1939

 

 

44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Aaron W. Criss, a son of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Criss,

was born in 1822 in Marion County, VA (WV) and died in Calhoun County,

WV.  He married Elizabeth "Betty" Veach in 1848. Elizabeth, a daughter

of John Veach, was born in 1825 in Marion County, VA (WV), and died in

Calhoun County, WV.

    The family moved from Marion County VA (WV) in 1854 to Calhoun

County, VA (WV).

 

Children of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach) Criss.

 

173.  (1). George Davidson         b. Apr 05 1849  d.       1919

     m. Mary Jane Saurborn Aug 24 1870

 

174.  (2). Mary Ellen              b.       1853   d.       1934

     m. Alexander F. "Bub" Saurborn Aug 24 1870

 

175.  (3). Henry T.                b.       1855   d.       1934

     m. Martha J. Chevront 1882

 

176.  (4). Martha Salome           b. Apr 05 1858  d. Feb 22 1949

     m.James Anderson Arthur Oct 22 1874

 

177.  (5) Hannah Elizabeth         b.        1859   d.      1859

 

178.  (6). Rebecca Jane            b.       1860   d.       1952

 

179.  (7). Edward U.               b.       1864   d.       1952

           M.. Myrtle J. Wells 1895

 

180.  (8). James Sherman           b.Apr    1866   d.       1959

     m. Minnie Gertrude ------- 1893

 

181.  (9). Arthelia Alice          b.Apr    1868   d.       1943

     m. Henry Oliver Stevens Mar 16 1888

 

182. (10). Arminda F. "Minnie"     b.Jan    1871   d.       1955

     m.George A. Merrill Apr 29 1889

 

 

45.EBENEZER CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Ebenezer Criss, a son of Peter and Saloma Jane (White) Criss,

was born in 1828 in Marion County, VA (WV), and died in Calhoun County,

WV.  He married Leah E. Downs February 17, 1861 in Calhoun County. Leah,

a daughter of Peter and Saloma Downs, was born in 1842 in Harrison

County.  Ebenezer married Harriet Brummage in 1894.

 

Children of Ebenezer and Leah (Downs) Criss.

 

183.  (1). Sarah A.                b.       1862

         m. Battell B. Ferrell  Dec 07, 1890

 

184.  (2). John L.                 b.       1864

 

185.  (3). Mary Pelina             b.       1866

 

186.  (4). Florence                b.        1869

 

187.  (5). McConaughty "Simon"     b.        1874

         m. Ella ---------   (1900 Calhoun census)

 

 

46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM  CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     George Frederick William Criss, a son of Michael and Rebecca

(Ferguson) Criss, was born February 17, 1810 in Harrison County, VA (WV)

and died Mary 24, 1899. He married Harriet Bartlett September 05, 1833

in Harrison County. Harriet, a daughter of James and Sarah (Phillips)

Bartlett, was born August 23, 1815 in Harrison County,VA (WV) and died

there in December 1874.

    George married  Hannah Augusta Stuart October 13, 1875. Hannah, a

daugther of Edward and Margaret Stuart, was born in 1837.

 

Children of George Frederick William and Harriet (Bartlett) Criss.

 

188.  (1). Hezekiah F.             b.       1836   d.Nov 12 1902

         m. Mary  --------

 

189.  (2). Julia Ann               b.       1843

     m. Isaac Strader

 

190.  (3). Quillen                 b.       1843

      m. FL Damon  Apr 21 1868, Marion County, WV; b. 1848.

 

191.  (4). Sarah V.                b.       1845

      m. Jacob B. Humbird  1865         b. 1844.

 

192.  (5). FL A.                   b.       1848

 

193.  (6). George Frederick William Jr. b.Nov 03 1850 d.Nov 28 1895

         m.Mary Anna Wagner Jul 5 1871

 

194.  (7). Isabelle                b.       1853

         m. John S. Siers  November 11, 1874; b. 1851.

 

Child of George Frederick William and Hannah Augusta (Stuart) Criss.

 

195.  (1). Eddie                   b.       1878

 

 

47.AARON CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

      Aaron Criss, a son of Michael and Rebecca (Ferguson) Criss, was

born in 1811 in Harrison County,VA (WV).  He married Jane Louisa

Robinson. Jane, a daughter of Ira and Salle Robinson,  was born in 1819,

and died August 09, 1900 in Harrison County.

 

Children of Aaron and Jane Louisa (Robinson) Criss.

 

196.  (1). Caroline                b.       1836

 

197.  (2). Laura E.                b.       1838

     m.Robert Johnston

 

198.  (3). John W.                 b.May    1840

 

199.  (4). Julia Ann               b.       1842

 

200.  (5). Mary R.                 b.       1845

         m. Joseph Snider Sep 23, 1875

 

201.  (6). Sarah                   b.       1846

 

202.  (7). Agnes                   b.       1847

     m.Nesbitt Turnbull

 

48.ROBERT FERGUSON  CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Robert Ferguson Criss, a son of Michael and Rebecca (Ferguson)

Criss, was born in 1813 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  He married Martha

Elizabeth Jackson.  She was born 1825, and died November 05, 1859 in

Harrison County.

 

Children of Robert Ferguson and Martha Elizabeth (Jackson) Criss.

 

203.  (1). Rosala                  b.       1840

           m. James E. SMITH, 1861

 

204.  (2). Alice                   b.       1842

 

205.  (3). Mary Ann                b.      1844

              m. Samuel Shelby

 

206.  (4). Robert J.               b.       1845

     m.Alice V. Pickerall Dec 21 1870

 

207.  (5). Benjamin J.             b.c.     1847

     M. Margaret Adelia Kelley 1875

 

 

52.ANDREW SCOTT CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Andrew Scott Criss, a son of Michael and Rebecca (Ferguson)

Criss, was born in 1821 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  He married Maria

Louisa Robinson in 1842. Maria, a  daughter of William M. Robinson, was

born in 1823, and died September 11, 1900 in Harrison County, WV.

 

Children of Andrew Scott and Maria Louisa (Robinson) Criss.

 

208.  (1). Louisa                  b.       1843

     m. A.S. Wines

 

209.  (2). Emily F.                b.       1844

     m. Herman Shipwood 1863

 

210.  (3). Anda S.                 b.       1846

 

222.  (4). Andrew H.               b.       1847

         m. Nancy E. Pultz Nov 04, 1875, Harrison County, WV

 

212.  (5). Florinda C.             b.       1848   d.       1892

     m.George S. Wine Dec 29 1969

 

213.  (6). William E.              b.       1851   d.Sep 20 1854

 

214.  (7). Fredericka A.           b.       1855

 

215.  (8). Dora                    b.       1857

 

216.  (9). Ida                     b.       1860

 

217. (10). Maude                   b.       1865

 

218. (11). Harry                   b.       1867

 

53.FRANCES A. CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Frances A. Criss, a daughter of Michael and Rebecca (Ferguson)

Criss, was in born 1825 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  She married Samuel

S. Sherrard in 1849.

 

Child of Samuel S. and Frances A. (Criss) Sherrard.

 

219.  (1). William                 b.       1850

 

 

56.DAVID JEHU CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    David Jehu Criss, a son of Michael and Rebecca (Ferguson)

Criss, was born December 03, 1834 in Harrison County, Clarksburg,VA

(WV).  He married Margaret Sommerville October 20, 1857 in Harrison

County, VA(WV). Margaret, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Post)

Somerville,  was born in 1836 in Frederick County MD.

     David served the Union in the Civil War in Captain Mercer's Co E

12th W.Va. Volunteer Infantry at Stephenson's Depot.

 

Children of David and Margaret (Sommerville) Criss.

 

220.  (1). Shady L.                b.       1860

 

221.  (2). Charles S.              b.       1863

      m. Fannie B. Hinkle

 

222.  (3). Sallie B.               b.       1865

 

 

57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     John T. Criss, a son of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss, was

born in 1810 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  He married Lydia Hewes April

17, 1842. Lydia, a daughter of Margart Culpenny, was born in 1825.

 

Children of John T. and Lydia (Hewes) Criss.

 

223.  (1). Sarah E.                b.       1843

 

224.  (2). Mary                    b. Jul 16, 1845

         m. Joseph Snoderly    (Aug  09 1846- Aug 20 1882)

         m.  James T. Lease

                                   

225.  (3). Moses                   b.Mar 28 1846   d.       1925

         m. Cassie Ann Moore May 12, 1874  Marion County, WV

         m. Eliza Rice 1895

 

226.  (4). Charity "Chat'          b.       1849

         m. Jeremiah Wright

 

227.  (5). William A.              b. Mar 28 1851

         m.Catherine Moore

 

228.  (6). Aaron Louis             b.       1853

         m. Mary Jane Gleason Jan 1 1877

 

229.  (7). Isaac Franklin          b. Nov 12, 1855 d.Jul 07 1934

         m. -------- Wright

 

230.  (8). Lemach "Samuel"         b. Apr 08 1859  d.Jul 09 1934

 

 

58.MICHAEL KESNEY CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Michael Kesney Criss, a son of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp)

Criss, was born in  1813 in Harrison County, VA (WV) and died before

1860. He married Rosanna Evans. She was born in 1815.

 

Children of Michael Kesney and Rosanna (Evans) Criss.

 

231.  (1). Joshua                  b.       1835

     M. Jane Weekley July 1, 1865 in Doddridge County, WV

 

232.  (2). Eugneius                b. Dec 19, 1837

     M. Isa Belle Hall

 

233.  (3). Newton                  b. Aug   1843

     m.Elizabeth Moore

 

234.  (4). James H.                b.       1845    d.    1864

 

235.  (5). Rebecca J.              b.       1848    d. May 05 1849

 

 

59.MOSES S. CRISS JR.     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Moses S. Criss Jr., a son of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss,

was born in June 1816 in Harrison County, VA (WV) and died in April 1902

in Douglas County, KS. He married Mary R. Hewes  November 01, 1838 in

Monongalia County, WV.  She was born in 1822, and died in Douglas

County, KS.

     The family moved by wagon to Kansas between Feb and July 1865.

 

Children of Moses S. Criss and Mary (Hewes) Criss.

 

236.  (1). Eliza                   b.   1840

 

237.  (2). Elias B.                b. Feb 09 1842     d. 1938

     M. Mary R. Ice Sep 7 1865

     m. Sarah E. Stumph Apr 24 1872

 

238.  (3). Nancy                   b.      1842

 

239.  (4). Sarah                   b.       1843

 

240.  (5). Rebecca                 b. May 01, 1848

     m.Samuel Hornback Mar 18 1866

 

241.  (6). Mary Ann                b.        1847

         m. Cyrus H. Fix  Osage, KS

         m. Harrison H. Koon 1865

 

242.  (7). Martha S.               b.       1850

 

243.  (8). Lydia                   b.       1851

 

244.  (9). Margaret A.             b.Apr 27 1853, Marion County, VA

 

245. (10). Florence                b.       1855

 

246. (11). Angeline                b.       1856

 

247. (12). Francis                 b.       1859

 

248. (13). Letha Belle             b.Oct 13 1862

 

 

60.NOAH CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Noah Criss, a son of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss, was born

in 1818 in Harrison County, VA (WV), and died March 10, 1878 in Marion

County, WV.  He married Mary Ice.  She was born in 1820.

 

Children  of Noah and Mary (Ice) Criss.

 

249.  (1). Jesse                   b.       1852

 

61.ELIZABETH R. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Elizabeth R. Criss, a daughter of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp)

Criss, was born in 1820 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  She married

Shipley Hewes.  He was born in PA.

 

Children of Shipley and Elizabeth R. (Criss) Hewes.

 

250.  (1). William E.              b.           1841

 

251.  (2). Henry V.                b.            1844

 

252.  (3). Ascenith                b.            1848

 

253.  (4). Milo                    b. March 12, 1850

 

 

62.CHRISTINA BARBARA CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Christina Barbara Criss, a daughter of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp)

Criss, was born November 15, 1821 in Harrison County, VA (WV) and died

March 28, 1884. She married Isaac LeMasters April 07, 1839 in Wetzel

County,  VA (WV).  He was born May 02, 1818 in Monroe County, Ohio, and

died January 31, 1872 in Wetzel County,  WV.

 

Children of Isaac and Christina (Criss) LeMasters.

 

254.  (1). Emily                   b.Feb 13, 1840  d.       1923

            m. Stephen Higgins  Dec 08, 1859, Wezel County, VA (WV).

 

255.  (2). Catherine               b.Oct 14 1841

              m. William Carney  February 22, 1866

 

256.  (3). Melissa Angeline        b. June 15, 1843

     m. James F. Stewart Feb 13 1869

 

257.  (4). Silas M.                b.Mar 25 1845   d.Oct 09 1853

 

258.  (5). Francis                 b. Apr 20 1847  d.Jul    1923

 

259.  (6). Jesse Taylor            b.Apr 07 1848   d.       1920

 

260.  (7). Raymer B.               b.Jun 25 1852   d.July   1852

 

261.  (8). Granson Mozena          b.Jun 03 1853   d.       1933

 

262.  (9). Martha                  b.Jun 14 1855   d.Jan 22 1927

 

263. (10). Hiram Carney            b.May 12 1858   d.Jul 26 1953

 

264. (11). Spencer F.              b.Mar 03 1860   d.       1944

 

265. (12). Lucy                    b.May 29 1862   d.Apr 13 1875

 

 

64.WILLIAM CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     William Criss, a son of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss, was

born in 1828 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  He married Ellender C. Davis.

She was born in  August 1833.

 

Children of William and Ellender (Davis) Criss.

 

266.  (1). Eliza Jane              b.Feb 08 1853

         m. Perry Higgins October 03, 1877, Marion County, WV; b. 1856.

 

267.  (2). Sarah A.                b. Mar 15, 1856

         m. Joseph Goodnight Jan 22 1880, Marion County, WV; b. 1849.

 

268.  (3). John Frank              b.       1859   d.Feb 18 1940

         m.Juilie Ann Ashcraft

 

269.  (4). Hannah M.               b.       1862

 

270.  (5). James M.                b.       1865   d.       1891

         m.Ettie May Bishop Mar 22 1893 Braxton County WV

 

271.  (6). ?                       b. Dec 31 1867

 

272.  (7). Jesse A.                b. Aug 10 1869.

 

273.  (8). Charles C.              b.Sep    1872

     m.Minnie C. Holbert

 

65.AARON CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Aaron Criss, a son of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss, was born

in 1830 in Harrison County, WV.  He married Eliza Jane Davis in 1854 in

Harrison County, VA. Eliza, a daughter of William Davis, was born in

1832.

 

Children of Aaron and Eliza (Davis) Criss.

 

274.  (1).  James T.               b.Nov    1857

     m.Margaret Evaline Parsons Oct 3 1878

 

275.  (2).  Emily M.               b.       1859

 

276.  (3). George W.               b.       1863   d.Feb 28 1887

 

277.  (4). Russell                 b.       1865

 

278.  (5). Mary D.                 b.       1867

 

279.  (6). Allison L.              b.       1869

 

280.  (7). Cecil                   b.       1871

     m. L.J. ---------

 

 

66.MARY ANN CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Mary Ann Criss, a daughter of Moses S. and Charity (Sharp) Criss,

was in born 1834 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  She married Peter Crim,

Jr. July 20, 1865 in Harrison County. Peter, a son of Peter and Susan

(Nay) Crim, was born in 1830 in Harrison County and died there July 30,

1890.

 

Children of Peter Jr. and Mary Ann (Criss) Crim.

 

281.  (1). Bassel                  b. Oct 24, 1879

         m.Amanda Ashcraft Feb 15 1900

 

282.  (2). Francis                 b. Sep 02 1867  d.Oct 23 1933

     m.Effie Bell Draim Sep 23 1896 (1866-Nov 25 1901)

 

283.  (3). John D.                 b.       1869

 

 

78.JAMES P. CRISS    11.HENRY CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     James P. Criss, a son of Henry and Phebe (Ward) Criss, was born in

1823 in Barbour County, VA (WV).  He married Elizabeth Crislip December

22, 1844 in Barbour County. Elizabeth, a daughter of John and Margaret

Crislip, was born in 1816 and died April 14, 1871 in Barbour County.

     James married Caroline Marteney August 29, 1872 in Barbour County,

WV.  She was born in 1830 in Barbour County and there died July 11,

1876.

 

Children of James P. and Elizabeth (Crislip) Criss.

 

284.  (1). Sylvester               b.       1845

 

285.  (2). Henry                   b.       1848

     m.Rebecca Ann Wells Oct 15 1868

     m.Sarepta Willett Jun 24 1872

 

286.  (3). John                    b.July 24 1848  d.Sep 01 1879

     m. Elizabeth Ann Wells  February 21, 1867, Barbour County, WV

 

287.  (4).  Margaret               b.       1852

 

288.  (5). Hester                  b.       1857

 

 

79.TABITHA DORCAS CRISS   11.HENRY CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Tabitha Dorcas Criss, a daughter of Henry and Phebe (Ward) Criss,

was born October 12, 1823 in Barbour County, VA (WV), and died January

04, 1906 in Gilmer County WV.  She married William Engle January 07,

1846 in Barbour County. William, a son of Solomon and Sarah Engle, was

born in 1825 in VA and died in Gilmer County.

 

Children of William and Tabitha Dorcas (Criss) Engle.

 

289.  (1). John Wesley             b.       1847

 

290.  (2). Solomon H.              b.       1848

         m. Virginia D. Johnson , Mar 24 1869, Barbour County, WV;

 

291.  (3). Henry E.                b.       1849

 

292.  (4). Almira Jane             b.       1852

 

293.  (5). Isaac C.                b.       1853

 

294.  (6). Caleb A.                b.       1854

 

295.  (7). Abraham D.              b.       1857

 

296.  (8). James W.                b.       1866

 

80.MALINDA CRISS    11.HENRY CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Malinda Criss, a daughter of Henry and Phebe (Ward) Criss, was born

in 1827 in Barbour County, VA (WV).  She married Everett N. Wells

October 29, 1854 in Barbour County. Everett, a  son of Daniel and

Elizabeth Wells, was born in 1826 in VA.

 

Children of Everett and Malinda (Criss) Wells.

 

297.  (1). Lydia A.                b.       1855

             m. John O'Neal, April 08, 1874, Barbour County, WV

 

298.  (2). Sandver                 b.       1859

 

299.  (3). Burdell                 b.       1867

 

 

82.CALEB CRISS    11.HENRY CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

         Caleb Criss, a son of Henry and Phebe (Ward) Criss, was born in

1833 in Barbour County, VA (WV) and died there August 24, 1865.  He

married Elizabeth M. Painter August 26, 1858 in Barbour County.

Elizabeth, a daughter of John Painter, was born in 1837.

 

Child of Caleb and Elizabeth (Painter) Criss.

 

300.  (1). Lucas C.                b.       1859

             m. Lydia Thompson , April 16, 1880, Barbour County, WV.

 

 

94.SUSAN CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

       Susan Cress, a daughter of Jacob and Susan (Watson) Cress, was

born in 1805 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died 1877.  She married

George W. Sypolt. George, a son of Christopher and Mary (Martin) Sypolt,

was born in 1800 in VA and died June 17, 1875.

 

Children of George W. and Susan (Cress) Sypolt.

 

301.  (1). Charlotte               b. Oct   1826   d.Mar 18 1913

     m. Henry Hartman 1846

 

302.  (2). Clark                   b.       1831   d.Mar 07 1902

 

303.  (3). Caroline                b.c.     1833

 

304.  (4). Squires                 b.c.     1837

 

305.  (5). Sarah Jane              b.c.     1839

 

306.  (6) Jacob                    b.c.     1842

 

307.  (7). Mary F.                 b.c.     1845

 

308.  (8). Celia Frances           b.Jan    1849   d.Oct 19 1853

 

 

96.THOMAS JEFFERSON CRISS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

        Thomas Jefferson Criss, a son of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers)

Cress, was born August 11, 1808 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died

there August 15, 1838.  He married Catherine Willett Nicola December 31,

1829. Catherine, a daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Willett) Nicola, was

born August 28, 1809 in Preston County and died there July 09, 1889.

 

Children of Thomas Jefferson and Catherine (Nicola ) Criss.

 

309.  (1). Jacob Nicola            b.Jul 0, 1830   d.       1908

     m. Lucinda Cale

 

310.  (2). Jeremiah                b.Jan 31 1832

     m. Emma J. --------

 

311.  (3). Lavina                  b.       1833

          m. Henry Smith

 

312.  (4). Emmauel                 b.       1834

 

313.  (5). Louisa                  b.       1837

 

314.  (6). Suzanna                 b.       1837

 

 

97.CATHERINE CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Catherine Cress, a daughter of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers)

Cress, was born in 1810 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died there March

31, 1857.  She married Jacob Ervin, a son of Isaac and Eva Ervin.

 

Children of Jacob and Catherine (Cress) Ervin.

 

315.  (1). Samuel Jefferson        b.Jul 121840    d.Mar 04 1892

         m. Sarah Christine Posten Jul 3 1865

 

316.  (2). Catherine Dimond

         m. Isaac Elliot

 

98.SARAH CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Sarah Cress, a daughter of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers) Cress, was

born October 01, 1811 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died in 1871 in

Washington County, IA.  She married Jacob Nicola Jr., a son of Jacob and

Catherine (Willett) Nicola.

     In 1849 Jacob Nicola and Sarah moved to PA and after two years, the

family moved to Ohio.  In 1854 the family moved to Washington County,

IA.  Their sons Eugene and Colin Nicola went into business together and

became dealers in general merchandise. They owned a business called

Nicola, Cress and County in Riverside, IA.

 

Children of Jacob Jr. and Sarah (Cress) Nicola.

 

317.  (1). Jacob                   b. Jul 05 1830 d.Nov 18 1914

 

318.  (2). Katherine               b. Jul 31 1832  d.May 23 1919

 

319.  (3). Henry                   b.Jun 01 1834   d. Jan 24 1929

 

320.  (4). Zelmon                  b. Mar 18 1836  d. Oct 25 1929

     m.Mary E. Kinsey

 

321.  (5). Marsellus               b. Jan 11 1838  d. Nov 12 1923

 

322.  (6). Eugene                  b. Feb 15 1840  d.       1919

     m.Susanna Smith 1861

 

323.  (7). Lucinda                 b. Jun 10 1842

 

324.  (8). Colin                   b. Nov 04 1844  d. May 27 1925

 

325.  (9). Amaziah                 b. Jun 03 1848  d. Nov 13 1901

 

326. (10). Benjamin                b. Aug 28 1850  d. Aug 27 1927

 

327. (11). Boyd                    b. Jul   1854   d. Jul    1854

 

 

99.ELIZABETH CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Elizabeth Cress, a daughter of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers)

Cress, was born in 1816 in Preston County, VA (WV) and died there

January 26, 1874.  She married Samuel Trembly. Samuel was a son of John

and Sarah (Darby) Tremly.  He was born in  1813 in Preston County,

(VA) WV, and died in Preston County, (VA) WV.

 

Children Samuel and  Elizabeth (Cress) Trembly.

 

328.  (1). Sarah                   b.       1832

 

329.  (2). Jacob                   b. Apr 05 1835  d. May 05 1932

         m. Florence Hartenbower Jan 6 1892

 

330.  (3). John Wesley             b.       1838

         m.Lydia A. Feather

 

331.  (4). Catharine               b.       1839

 

332.  (5). Benjamin F.             b.Feb 25 1841   d.Apr 09 1861

 

333.  (6). Charlotte               b.Dec 20 1842   d.Apr 11 1880

         m.Buckner P. Whetsell

 

334.  (7). Louisa Susan            b.       1846

 

335.  (8). Martha Naoma            b.       1849   d.Oct 23 1887

         m.Buckner P. Whetsell

 

336.  (9).  Mary M.                b.       1856

 

337. (10). Joseph Harrison         b.       1860

         m. Sarah Catherine Whetsell

 

100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Henry Cress, a son of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers) Cress, was born

in 1819 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died there August 07, 1859.  He

married Rachel Elliot in Preston County. Rachel was a daughter of

Abraham and Jane (Dougherty) Elliot.

    Rachel was very poor and was supported by her son Isaac N. Cress

until he entered the Army of the United States.  Rachel and Isaac lived

as one family and occupied a small farm in Preston County, WV.

    Isaac N. Cress was a member of Company B of the 14th W.Va. Infantry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was organized at Camp Willey, Wheeling, in August and September,

1862.  The regiment was a part of General Duval's brigade, which made a

dashing charge at Carter's Farm and routed four times their own numbers

of Confederates, and captured 4 pieces of artillery, 250 prisoners and

1000 stand of small arms.  (History of Preston County, WV, p.301,  by

S.T. Wiley, Kingwood,  WV)

     Isaac N. Cress, a Corporal of Captain J. D. Elliott, Company

B, of the 14th Regiment of the WV Volunteers, of the State of West

Virginia, born in Preston County, state of VA, aged 18 years; 6 feet 0

inches high;  Fair complexion; Blue eyes; Light hair and by occupation a

Farmer, who joined for service and was enrolled on the 15th day of

August, 1862, at Kingwood by John M. Jeffers, for the period of three

years, and mustered into the service of the United States on the

25th day of August, 1862, at Wheeling, WV, by Major B. H. Hill; and

having served honestly and faithfully with his Company to the present

date, is now entitled to a Discharge by reason of Death, Killed in

action at Cloyds Mountain, VA May 9, 1864.

    Rachel applied for Isaac's military pension on August 21, 1866 in

Lime Creek, Washington County, IA.  She received $8.00 per month

commencing May 20, 1864 until 1897 upon her death.

 

Children of Henry and Rachel (Elliot) Cress.

 

338.  (1). William Henry           b. Dec 11 1841 d. Jun 04, 1921

     m.Lovila Hartman Posten Sep 7 1865

     m.Jennie Priscilla Thompson Sep 1919

 

339.  (2). Isaac N.                b.       1844   d.May 09 1864

 

340.  (3). Abraham                 b.Oct 28 1848   d.Feb 23 1910

     m.Elizabeth Barnes Mar 23 1869

 

 

101.CHARLOTTE CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Charlotte Cress, a daughter of Jacob and Susanna (Jeffers) Cress,

was born October 21, 1820 in Preston County, VA (WV), and died February

08, 1907 in Keokuk County IA.  She married Christian Smith in 1838.

Christian was a son of Frederick and Hanna (Wilhelm) Smith.

     The family moved from VA to IA in 1856.

 

Children of Christian and Charlotte (Cress) Smith.

 

341.  (1). Jacob                   b. Mar 07 1839 d.Jan 11 1858

 

342.  (2). William Henry           b. Mar10 1840

 

343.  (3). Susanna                 b. Jul 12, 1841

     m.Eugene Nicola 1861

 

344.  (4). Mary Jane               b. May 05 1843 d.Dec 14, 1849

 

345.  (5). Abraham                 b. May 24, 1845 d. July 15, 1925

     m.Rebecca Brawner Dec 9 1869

 

346.  (6). Hannah Anne             b. Mar 14 1848 d. Dec 03, 1849

 

347.  (7). Clarissa Catherine      b. Jan 29 1851 d. Feb 22 1924

            m. John Nathaniel Walkins  May 02, 1872, Preston County, WV

 

348.  (8). Sarah Elizabeth         b. Jan 28 1854  d.       1929

           m. Lewis M. Huff

 

349.  (9). John F.                 b. May 22 1857  d. May   1922

 

350. (10).  Benjamin C.            b. Nov 08 1860  d. Dec 11 1901

         m.Clara E. Smith Sep 8 1887

 

 

113.RAWLEY CRISS    15.ISAAC W. CRISS       3.HENRY CRISS      1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Rawley Criss, a son of Isaac W. and Sarah (Matthew) Criss, was

born in 1817 in Preston County, VA (WV).  He married Sarah Jane Dennison

in Preston County. Sarah, a daughter of James and Nancy Dennison, was

born 1822 in Preston County.

 

Children of Rawley and Sarah (Dennison) Criss.

 

351.  (1). James E.                b.c.     1840

 

352.  (2). Isaac W.                b.       1844

     m.Lydia W. Griffith

 

353.  (3). Charles H.              b. May 08 1843  d.Apr 28 1862

 

354.  (4). Mary A .                b.       1844

 

355.  (5). Charles Harless         b.       1846

 

356.  (6). Rawley                  b.Jul 21, 1853

     m.Amanda Laverna Bolyard Nov 16 1873

 

357.  (7). John Q.                 b.        1859

 

116.RACHEL CRISS    15.ISAAC W. CRISS            3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Rachel Criss, a daughter of Isaac W. and Sarah (Matthew) Criss, was

born June 25, 1826 in Preston County, (VA) WV, and died February 23,

1882.  She married William Thomas. William, a  son of William and Sarah

(Thorn) Thomas, was born in1824 in Preston County, VA (WV) and died 1903

in Taylor County,  WV.

 

Children of William and Rachel (Criss) Thomas.

 

358.  (1). Ida

 

359.  (2). Winfield

 

360.  (3). Mollie

 

361.  (4). Bird

     m.Henry Artis

 

362.  (5). Assylum

 

363.  (6). James                    b.      1846

 

364.  (7). Sarah Virginia          b. Jun 07 1848 d. Nov 20 1936

     m.Ira Bailey Oct 7 1869

 

365.  (8). Henry                   b. Jul 17 1854  d. Apr 26, 1922.

 

366.  (9). Laura                   b. Oct 07 1863  d. Oct 12, 1884.

 

367. (10). Mary A.                 b.Nov 25, 1866  d. Feb 07, 1885.

 

368. (11). Libbie (Lizzie ?)       b. Mar 01, 1844.

 

 

117.ISAAC CRISS JR.     15.ISAAC W. CRISS        3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Isaac W. Criss, Jr., a son of Isaac W. and Sarah (Matthew)

Criss, was born in 1828 in Preston County, VA ( WV), and died in Taylor

County, VA (WV).  He married Sarah Marquiss. She was born 1835 in Taylor

County.

 

Children of Isaac W. Jr. and Sarah (Marqiss) Criss.

 

369.  (1). Rebecca Alice           b.Aug 30 1853

     m. George B. Knapp  Feb 27, 1872, Barbour County, WV

 

370.  (2). William D.              b.       1857

     m.Sally M. Heyer Sep 2 1890

 

371.  (3). John                    b.May    1858

     m.Lettie -------

 

372.  (4). Elizabeth               b.       1862

 

 

119.EUGENE CRISS     16.MICHAEL CRISS          3.HENRY CRISS    1.

MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Eugene Criss was born in Preston County WV July 27, 1822, a son of

Michael and Maria (Armstrong) Criss.  He was educated in the common

schools of MD. His father was a Methodist Episcopal Minister.  Eugene

was married March 9. 1843 to Miss Frances Hall of Preston County,

WV, a  daughter of Jesse and Sarah Hall.  She was born on a farm in

Monogalia County, WV May 16, 1823.

     The family  consisted of six children namely Mary Jane, James S.,

Helen B., Nancy Emeline, William H. and Lola.

     They moved west in 1844 and lived on a family farm prior to moving.

He worked in the lead mines near Galena, IL for up to five years.  The

were in Sac City, IA by August 1855. Eugene Criss erected the first Sac

City building (size sixteen by twenty feet).  The doors and windows were

hauled from Dubuque a distance of 270 miles.

     Shortly afterward he pre-empted a claim of 160acres, continuing to

add to his land possessions until he owned fifteen hundred acres.  He

donated land for the first cemetery.  He was a prominent fur buyer and

Indian trader for several years.  He erected the first flouring mill

and built the famous mill dam. He was a miller, lumberman, merchant and

farmer.  He was the first Post Master of Sac County, IA and the County

judge in 1868.  He was elected to represent the district in the State

legislature, and later was a candidate for Senator.  During the Civil

War he served as Provost Marshal of the district, headquarters located 

in Fort Dodge.  The territory covered nearly all of Western IA  He was

prominent of Freemasons, and politically first a Whig and later a

Republican.

 

Children of Eugene and Frances (Hall) Criss.

 

373.  (1). Mary Jane

 

374.  (2). James S.

 

375.  (3). Helen B.

 

376.  (4). Nancy Emeline

 

377.  (5). William Henry           b. Jul 17 1857, Sac City, Iowa.

         m.Alice L. Bechler Oct 24 1886

 

378.  (6). Lola

 

 

124.ISAAC CRISS      16.MICHAEL CRISS          3.HENRY CRISS    1.

MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Isaac Criss, a son of Michael and Maria (Armstrong) Criss, was born

in 1828 in Preston County, VA ( WV), and died in Taylor County, VA (WV). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He married Sarah Thomas.  She was born 1835 in Taylor County.

 

Children of Isaac and Sarah (Thomas) Criss.

 

379.  (1). Luther G.

 

380.  (2). Scott

 

381.  (3). Mary A.                 b.   1848

 

382.  (4) Permilia                 b.   1849

     m.Albert J. Leach Nov 23 1865

 

383.  (5). William Henry           B.   1855       d.Aug 26 1933

             m.Lucy A. Marquess May 13 1877

             m. Cassy A. Parson Sep 20 1882

             m.Ida Belle McCarthy Dec 9 1831

 

384.  (6). Albert G.               B.   1866

     m.Alice V. ------

 

385.  (7). Mary Belle              b. Sep 26 1868, Preston County, WV.

 

130.ELI CRISS    38.EZEKIEL CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Eli Criss, a son of Ezekiel and Catherine Criss, was born in

1830 in PA.  He married Elizabeth --------.  She was born in 1832 in MD.

     The family moved from PA to Marion County VA (WV) between 1852 and

1858.

 

Children of Eli and Elizabeth Criss.

 

386.  (1). Amanda                  b.   1849

 

387.  (2). John                    b.   1851

 

388.  (3). Rachel                  b.   1852

 

389.  (4). Luther                  b.   1858

 

390.  (5). Mary C.                 B.   1859

 

 

141.FRANCIS MARION CRISS    40.LEWIS CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS   1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Francis Marion Criss, a son of Lewis and Sarah (Sharp) Criss, was

born in 1832 in Marion County, VA (WV).  He married Elizabeth Ann

-------.   She was born in 1836.  He married Virginia Heck in 1893.

 

Children of Francis Marion and Elizabeth Criss.

 

391.  (1). Sarah                   b.       1854.

 

392.  (2). Calder                  b.       1857

     m.Elizabeth Jane Vincent Sep 8 1880

     m.Lucy Shaver 1885

 

393.  (3). Eliza Jane              b.       1858

      m. Joseph F. Hawkins  July 24, 1879, Marion County, WV; b. 1857.

 

394.  (4). Rachel                  b.       1866

 

395.  (5). Benjamin                b.Apr 7  1869   d. April 27, 1870

 

396.  (6). Sina                    b. Nov 19 1870

 

397.  (7). Josina                  b. Jul 11 1873  d. Sep 13, 1911.

     M. William Osborne Little

 

 

143.JOHN W. CRISS    40.LEWIS CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS 

1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     John W. Criss, a son of Lewis and Sarah (Sharp) Criss, was born

March 19, 1835 in Marion County, VA (WV).  He married Sarah Jane Hawkins

September 14, 1865.  She was born in September 1844.

 

Children of John W. and Sarah Jane (Hawkins) Criss.

 

398.  (1). Anna E.                 b. Jan 23 1866

      m. William E. Rogers  January 27, 1888; b. Abt. 1861.

 

399.  (2). Amanda                  b. Jan 28 1867

      m. Gary G. Hunsaker  October 30, 1890; b. Abt. 1862.

 

400.  (3). Leroy                   b. May 15 1869

     m.Mary R. Hildreth Oct 2 1890

 

401.  (4). Lindsey H.              b. Nov 18 1870

 

402.  (5). Helen "Jennie"          b. Mar    1873

 

403.  (6). Infant                  b. Dec   1877   d. Dec       1877

 

404.  (7). Elias                   b. Mar 19 1879

      m. Belva Belle Toothman  September 24, 1903.

 

405.  (8). Lloyd Edwin             b. March 1880

     m. Lillian Leota Bee  April 07, 1901, Ritchie County, WV.

 

406.  (9). Mary                    b. Nov 1881

      m. Joseph Toothman

 

407.  (10).  William Howard         b.May 06 1892

      m. Mabel Ulah Koon

 

 

147.ELIZABETH JANE CRISS    40.LEWIS CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Elizabeth Jane Criss, a daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Sharp) Criss,

was born in 1841 in Marion County, VA (WV).  She married Benjamin

Hayhurst September 28, 1865.

 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Jane (Criss) Hayhurst.

 

408.  (1). Infant                  b. 1874

 

409.  (2). Ira Belle               b. March 26, 1875.

 

410.  (3). Romanza                 b. July 28, 1876.

 

411.  (4). Rosemary E.             b. 1877

 

148.RHUHAMA CRIS     40.LEWIS CRISS     6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Rhuhama Criss, a daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Sharp) Criss, was

born February 21, 1845 in Marion County, VA (WV) and died in Braxton

County, WV.  She married Harrison Fleming October 24, 1871 in Braxton

County. Harrison, a  son of Archibald and Sarah (Gamble) Fleming,  was

born February 1826 in Marion County, WV.

 

Children of Harrison and Rhuhama (Criss) Fleming.

 

412.  (1). Helen V.                b. August 05, 1872.

        m. Dr Albinas Poole .

 

413.  (2). Belle                   b. November 12, 1873

        m. H. C. Fetty

 

414.  (3). Archibald               b.c. 1875

 

415. (4). Lawrence                 b. December 02, 1876

 

 

173.GEORGE DAVIDSON CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    George Davidson. Criss, a son of Aaron W. and Elizabeth (Veach)

Criss, was born April 05, 1849 in Marion  County,  VA ( WV), and died in

1919 in Calhoun County, WV. He married Mary Jane Saurborn August 24,

1870 in Calhoun County. Mary, a daughter of Peter Augustus and Mary Jane

(Bennett) Saurborn, was born February 1853 in Gilmer County VA (WV), and

died in 1933 in Calhoun County.

 

Children of George Davidson and Mary Jane (Sourborn) Criss.

 

416.  (1). Cora A.                 b.Oct    1872   d.       1903

         m. William W. Bowers 1882

 

417.  (2). Samuel Mack             b.       1874   d.       1948

         m. Ella M. Rice  February 11, 1898

         m. Bertha Wilson  1906.

 

418.  (3). Frances                 b.c.     1875

 

419.  (4). Aaron W.                b.       1876   d.       1912

 

420.  (5). Peter Sourborn          b. Aug   1879

         m. Naomi Bell Wright Feb 3 1907

 

421.  (6). Jesse S.               b.c.     1881   d.       1954

         m. Hallie Bliss Stalnaker

 

422.  (7). George Franklin        b. Oct   1888   d.       1973

 

423.  (8). Elizabeth Ella         b.Apr 05 1891

                       m. Thomas Madden   1910

 

424.  (9). Albert H.              b.Aug    1893   d.       1968

         m. Mary Scott                                                         

 

425. (10). Bryan William          b. Feb   1897   d.       1965

                          m. Lulu Stalnaker

 

174.MARY ELLEN CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Mary Ellen "Ellie" Criss, a daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach)

Criss, was born in 1853 in Gilmer County, VA (WV), and died in 1934. 

She married Alexander F. "Bub" Saurborn August 24, 1870 in Calhoun

County, WV. Alexander, a son of Peter Augustus and Mary Jane (Bennett)

Saurborn, was born in October 1846 in Gilmer County.

 

Children of Alexander F. and Mary (Criss) Saurborn.

 

426.  (1). Albert H.

 

427.  (2). Elizabeth E.

 

428.  (3). George F.

 

429.  (4). Henry Jackson "Hank"    b.Feb 16 1876, Calhoun County, WV.

 

430.  (5). Edward Fletcher         b. Jan 24 1885

         m. Eva Parmelia Boyce  b. March 07, 1893.

 

431.  (6). William Carl            b. Nov 30 1894

         m. Lucy Stackhouse

 

 

175.HENRY T. CRISS   44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Henry T. Criss, a son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach) Criss, was

born in July 19, 1855 in Gilmer County, VA (WV), and died December 24, 1941 1934 in Wirt County, WV.  He married Martha Ida Chevront July 10, 1881 Calhoun County WV. Martha, a daughter of Joseph Marshall and Virginia Ann (Humphries) Chevront, was born January 6, 1860 and died February 23, 1914.

 

Children of Henry T. and Martha Ida(Chevront) Criss.

 

///.  (1). Mary E.                  b. Jan 5 1882     d. Mar 6 1950

 

432.  (2). Robert Frederick        b.       1884

 

433.  (3). Edward Ulysses          b. Mar 4 1885      d. Jan 12 1986

         m. Myrtle J. Wells  Jul 12 1925 WV

 

434.  (4). Albert B.               b. Feb 17 1887

 

435.  (5). Winfield Scott          b. Apr 26 1889     d. Jun    1981

 

436.  (6). James Myron             b. Sep 28 1891     d. Dec 6  1962

 

437.  (7). Carl Acie               b. Nov 28 1893

 

438.  (8). Sylvia Pearl            b. Jul 14 1897     d. Mar 14 1889

 

176.MARTHA SALOME CRISS    44.AARON W..  CRISS    6.PETER CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Martha Salome Criss, a daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach) Criss, was born April 05, 1858 in Gilmer County, VA (WV), and died February 22, 1949 in Calhoun County, WV. She married John Anderson Arthur October 22, 1874. John, a son of James and Moriah (Adkinson) Arthur, was born May 17, 1849 in Fayette County, VA and died July 03, 1926 in Calhoun County, WV.

     Martha Criss like her ancestors was extremely agile and weighing less than 90 lbs most all of her life, was always very active. She gathered herbs and roots for medicine and always had a cure for her kid's aliments.  Martha was very musical and taught her children and grand children to "Hold that Note' as she called it.  She would line all her grandchildren up beside the piano and teach them to sing hymns and if one should miss a note she would correct them.

Martha died at age 90.  She would stand and pick berries with her cane at her side.  A picture of Martha can be seen in the History of Marion County, WV.

 

Children of John Anderson and Martha Salome (Criss) Arthur.

 

439.  (1). Christopher Columbus    b.Aug  6 1875   d.May  7 1957

         m.Martha Villers Sep 23 1898

 

440.  (2). Rezin White            b. May 20 1877 d. Oct 05 1955

         m. Oma Gay Stutler   December 09, 1899; b. Wirt County, WV.

 

441. (3). Isaac Wilson             b. Apr 13 1879  d.Oct 10 1941

         m. Virginia Stutler  April 04, 1909.

 

442.  (4). Laurie Etta             b.Jan 08 1882   d. Aug 31 1971

         m. Charles Richards  August 06, 1904.

 

443.  (5). Revie Dewitt            b.Jun 27 1891   d.Jul  8 1920

 

 

179.EDWARD U. CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Edward U. Criss, a son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach) Criss, was

born in 1864, and died in 1952.  He married Myrtle J. Wells in 1895.

 

Child of Edward U. and Myrtle J. (Wells) Criss.

 

444.  (1). Edward U.      

 

180.JAMES SHERMAN CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     James Sherman Criss, a son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach) Criss,

was born in April 1866 and died in 1959.  He married Minnie Gertrude

------ in 1893.  She was born in September 1876 in Wirt County, WV.

 

Children of James and Minnie Gertrude Criss.

 

445.  (1). Olla B.            b. November 1894, Wirt County, WV.

 

446.  (2). Charles C.              b. December 1896, Wirt County, WV

 

447.  (3). Alice              b. February 1899, Wirt County, WV.

 

448.  (4). Addie L.           b. 1901

 

449.  (5). Hazel M.           b. 1907

 

450.  (6). John               b. 1910, Wirt County, WV.

 

 

181.ARTHELIA ALICE CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Arthelia Alice Criss, a daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Veach)

Criss, was born in April 1868 in Calhoun County, VA (WV) and died in

1943.  She married Henry Oliver Stevens March 16, 1888.  Henry, a son of

Samuel G. and Margaret (Bell) Stevens, was born in June 1869 in Calhoun

County, WV.

Notes for HENRY OLIVER STEVENS:

Henry and Alice lost all three sons in two fires one in 1917 and one in

1932 Taken from Article by David Ashcraft, "Harrison County Heritage

Book"

 

Children of Henry Oliver and Arthelia (Criss) Stevens.

 

451.  (1). Cordelia Jay            b.Dec 04 1890

         m. Russell B. Walker

 

452.  (2). Lindsey                 b.Dec 1888.

 

453.  (3).  Bessie

 

454.  (4). Maggie                  B.Aug     1892

 

455.  (5). Minnie                  b. March 1897

 

456.  (6). Roy                     b. August 1899

 

457.  (7). Carl

 

458.  (8). Mildred

 

459.  (9). Cordelia May            b. December 1890

             m. Russell B. Walker

 

182.ARMINDA F. CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Arminda F. "Minnie" Criss, a daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth

(Veach) Criss, was born in January 1871 and died in 1955.  She married

George A. Merrill April 29, 1889 in Wirt County, WV.  He was born in

August 1866 in Wirt County.

 

Children of George A. and Arminda (Criss) Merrill.

 

460.  (1). Ida M.                  b. March 1890

 

461.  (2). William C.              b. December 1891

 

462.  (3). Hiram G.                b. September 1895

 

463. (4). Essa G.                  b. May 1899

 

 

187.MCCONAUGHTY CRISS     45.EBENEZER CRISS     6.PETER CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     McConaughty "Simon" Criss, a son of Ebenezer and Leah (Downs)

Criss, was born in1874 in Calhoun County, WV.  He married Ella -------.

Ella was born inCalhoun County in 1880.

 

Children of McConaughty and Ella Criss.

 

464.  (1). Everett            b. November 1898, Calhoun County,  WV.

 

465.  (2). Mary F.            b. January 1900, Calhoun County,  WV.

 

 

188.HEZEKIAH F. CRISS    46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM  CRISS

7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Hezekiah F. Criss, a son of George Frederick William and Harriet

(Bartlett) Criss, was born in 1836 and died November 12, 1902 in

Harrison County, WV. He married Mary V. --------.  She was born in 1847.

 

Children of Hezekiah F. and Mary Criss.

 

466.  (1). Frank              b. 1865

 

467.  (2). Mary E.                           b. 1871; d. 1871

 

189.JULIA ANN CRISS    46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM  CRISS     7.MICHAEL

 CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Julia Ann Criss, a daugther of George Frederick William and Harriet

(Bartlett) Criss, was born in 1843.  She married Isaac Strader.

 

Child of Isaac and Julia Ann (Criss) Strader.

 

468.  (1). Ida Lavine              b.       1866 d.Nov 1944

     m. Levi Marteney

 

193.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.    46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM

 CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     George Frederick William Jr. Criss, a son of George Frederick

William and Harriet (Bartlett) Criss,  was born November 03, 1850 in

Harrison County, VA (WV) and died there November 28, 1895.  He married

Mary Ann Wagner July 05, 1871 in Gilmer County, WV.  She was born

September 01, 1852, and died July 23, 1910.

 

Children of George Frederick William Jr. and Mary Ann (Wagner) Criss.

 

469.  (1). Howard P.               b.       1872.

 

470.  (2). Michael Bartlett        b. Dec 30 1875  d.Apr 02 1969

     m. Della May Graves Aug 4 1904

 

471.  (3). George R.               b.       1876

 

472.  (4). Julia                   b.       1878

 

473.  (5). James R.                b. Sep 28 1881  d. Jan 10 1968

     m. Ruth Ann Morrison

     m. Bertha Myers

 

474.  (6). Florida                 b.       1882

 

475.  (7). Richard                 b.       1885

 

476.  (8). Beatrice                b.       1887

 

477.  (9). Herman Frederick        b.       1890

 

 

194.ISABELLE CRISS    46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM  CRISS     7.MICHAEL

CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS        1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Isabelle Criss, a daghter of George Frederick William and Harriet

(Bartlett) Criss, was born in 1853.  She married John S. Siers November

11, 1874. John, a son of George and Elizabeth Siers, was born in 1854.

 

Children of John S. and Isabelle (Criss) Siers.

 

478.  (1). Ernest                  b. 1876

 

479.  (2). Vestos                  b. 1880

 

197.LAURA ELLEN CRISS    47.AARON CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Laura Ellen Criss, a daughter of Aaron and Jane Louisa (Robinson)

Criss, was born in 1838 in Harrison County, VA (WV), and died 1893 in

Harrisonburg, VA. She married Robert Johnston.  He was born in 1818, and

died in 1885 in Harrisonburg.

 

Child of Robert and Laura Ellen (Criss) Johnston.

 

 480.  (1). James C.                b. 1875    d. 1927

         m. Althea E. Loose  b. July 22, 1885.

 

202.AGNES CRISS    47.AARON CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS

 1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Agnes Criss, a daughter of Aaron and Jane Louisa (Robinson) Criss,

was born in 1847 in Harrison County,  VA (WV).  She married Nesbitt

Turnbull.

 

Child of Nesbitt and Agnes (Criss) Turnbull.

 

481.  (1). Julia

         m. ------- Chase

 

206.ROBERT J. CRISS    48.ROBERT FERGUSON  CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Robert J. Criss, a son of Robert Ferguson and Martha Elizabeth

(Jackson) Criss, was born in 1845. He married Allice V. Pickerall

December 21, 1870 in Harrison County, WV. Alice was a daughter of

Russell and Rebecca Pickerall.

 

Children of Robert J. and Alice (Pickerall) Criss.

 

482.  (1). George J.                    b. 1871

 

483.  (2). Ernest B.                    b. 1874

         m. Lilly G. Jackson  1896   b. 1876

 

484.  (3). Robert A.                    b. 1876

 

485.  (4). Kilborne                     b.   1878  d. Apr 11 1879

 

 

207.BENJAMIN J. CRISS   48.ROBERT FERGUSON CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS

 2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Benjamin J. Criss, a son of Robert Ferguson and Martha Elizabeth

(Jackson) Criss, was born about 1847. He married Margaret Adelia Kelley

in 1875. Margaret, a daughter of Samuel and Phebe Kelley, was born in

1860, and died May 19, 1881 in Harrison County, WV.

 

Child of Benjamin and Margaret Adelia (Kelley) Criss.

 

486.  (1). Duncan W.               b.       1878   d. Jul 07 1892

 

 

208.LOUISA CRISS     52.ANDREW SCOTT CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Louisa Criss, a daughter of Andrew Scott and Maria Louisa

(Robinson) Criss, was born 1843 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  She

married A. S. Wines.

 

Child of A.S. and Louisa (Criss) Wines

 

487.  (1). Floyd C.                          D.May     1904

 

 

209.EMILY F. CRISS    52.ANDREW SCOTT CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Emily F. Criss, a daughter of Andrew Scott and Maria Louisa

(Robinson) Criss, was born 1844 in Harrison County, VA (WV).  She

married Herman Shipwood in 1863.

 

Children of Herman and Emily (Criss) Shipwood.

 

488.  (1). Minnie                  b.       1871

 

489.  (2). Mary                    b.       1877

 

212.FLORINDA C. CRISS    52.ANDREW SCOTT CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Florinda C. Criss, a daughter of Andrew Scott and Maria Louisa

(Robinson) Criss, was born in 1848 in Harrison County, VA (WV) and died

May 04, 1894.  She married George S. Wine  December 29, 1869.  He was

born in 1844.

 

Children of George S. and Florinda C. (Criss) Wine.

 

490.  (1). Clara                   b.       1872

 

491. (2). Hugh                     b.       1873

 

492.  (3). Charles                 b.       1877

 

225.MOSES CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Moses Criss, a son of John and Lydia Criss, was born in Marion

County Va (WV) March 28, 1846 and died in Calhoun County WV in 1925.

 He married Cassie Ann Moore May 12, 1874 in Marion County, WV. Cassie,

a daughter of John and Mary Moore, was born in 1845 and died December

18, 1890 in Marion County.

     Moses married Eliza Rice September 23, 1895 in Marion County. They

moved to Calhoun County WV in 1899.

 

The following letters from Thomas Ross "Rossie" Criss to William M.

Criss detail his ancestors.

 

June 28, 1982 Letter from Thomas R. Criss , Route 2, Box 51, Alma, WV

25268 to William M. Criss, Wadestown, WV.

 

Dear Friend and cousin, Will try and tell you about my  relatives and

what I have been told about them.  Moses Criss was my father  These were

my aunts and uncles, William, Aaron, Lemech and Frank, the girls were

Chat as we called her and Jane.  Jane Criss married James Lease. I had

two half brothers William Clark and Noah A. Criss, both dead and one

half sister Nancy Criss also dead, two or three died when small. I just

know their names I Rossie only the one by his last wife. Grandfather

Criss name was John, grandmother Criss's name Lyda Hughs.  Good bye

                          Answer soon

 

Dear Cousin, Will try and answer your letter received several days ago

and was sure glad to hear from you.  I am Well except for rheumatism in

right knee.  The reason I haven't written trying to take care of garden

stuff canning and doing it all myself. My correct name is Thomas Ross

Criss. My birthday is November 17. Father was born 28day of March 1847.

Uncle William your grandfather four years younger than father, their

birthdays were both the 28th day of March four years different in age. 

Williams wifes name Katherine Moore. Lemech our first cousin's wife was

Minnie Siers. Were nine children in their family. Clearance Siers died

about a month ago the last one of their family. Excuse me for bad

writing and bad spelling will close for this time hoping to hear from

you soon.

                     Good bye  Rossie Criss

 

Dear Friend, Received your letter and was glad to hear from you. These

letter me O.K. and hope it will find you the same in regard. More

information about our relatives, My mothers name was Eliza Rice Criss,

my fathers first wife was Cassy Ann Moore.  Minnie Coats was a first

cousin to your father his brothers and sisters as well.  Her mother name

Chat as we all call her Aunt Chat. who she married was a Wright as well

as I can remember.  This is all I can recall at this time.  This is

Rossie Criss, never was married 85 years young can jump as high as ten

rail fence to lay rails down so I can get over. Will close for this time

hope to hear from you soon.    Good

                       bye Rossie Criss.

 

Bible of Thomas Ross Criss in possession of Wilma Marcella (Criss)

Whittaker

 

 Children of Moses and Cassie Ann (Moore) Criss.

 

 493.  (1). John

 

 494.  (2). Lydia

 

 495.  (3). William Clark

 

 496.  (4). Nancy                   b. 1877

 

 497.  (5). Noah A.                        b. August 14, 1881.

               m.Elsie Duffield

 

 Child of Moses and Eliza (Rice) Criss.

 

 498.  (1). Thomas Ross             b. November 17, 1896

 

 

226.CHARITY CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Charity "Chat" Criss, a daughter of John T. and Lydia (Hewes)

Criss, was born in 1849.  She married Jeremah Wright.

 

Children of Jeremiah and Charity (Criss) Wright.

 

 499.  (1). William E.             b.Mar 24 1879   d. Nov 02 1967

 

 500.  (2). Simon                  b.Feb 04 1881   d.Apr 22 1917

 

 501.  (3). Thomas W.              b.Aug 31 1876   d.Aug 15 1951

 

 502.  (4). Minnie May             b.Jul 04 1874   d.Mar 10 1969

         m. Elmer Coats

 

 

227.WILLIAM A. CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William A. Criss, a son of John T. and Lydia (Hewes) Criss, was

born March 28, 1851. He married Nancy Catherine Moore. Nancy, a 

daughter of John Moore was was born in 1842.

 

Children of William A. and Nancy Catherine (Moore) Criss.

 

503.  (1). James Isaac             b. 1871

 

504.  (2). Samuel C.               b. 1871

 

505.  (3). Mary Ida                b. 1877

     m.Joseph Millard Jones

 

506.  (4). Lema A.                 b. 1879

 

507.  (5). John Ellsworth          b.Apr 21 1881   d. Feb 13 1972

     m.Rosetta Wright

 

508.  (6). Armatilda "Tillie"      b.Apr 12 1883   d. Dec 15 19

     m.Alvie Leonard Merrifield Oct 8 1898

 

509.  (7). Lemach Luther           b. Feb 21 1918  d.       1982

     M. Minnie Siers

 

 

228.AARON LOUIS CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Aaron Lewis Criss, a son of John T. and Lydia (Hewes) Criss, was

born in 1853.  He  married Mary Jane Gleason  January 01, 1877.

 

Children of Aaron Lewis and Mary Jane (Gleason) Criss.

 

510.  (1). Martha Lanora           b. Oct   1877   d.May 29 1959

 

511.  (2). Marcus Aaron            b. Mar 27 1879  d.Feb 08 1938

 

512.  (3). Myrtle Anise            b.Mar 27 1879   d. Oct 26 1971

 

513.  (4). John Lemach             b.Feb 07 1881   d.Apr 10 1882

 

514.  (5). George Melvin           b.       1883   d.Mar    1969

 

515.  (6). Lydia Agnes             b.Sep 20 1885   d.Oct    1976

 

516.  (7). Bessie Mae              b.Jul    1888

         m. Clarence L. Perkins Sep 12 1906                              

 

517.  (8). Lulu Ann                b.Sep 14 1890   d.Feb 04 1977

 

518.  (9). Cora Edna               b.Nov    1892;  d.Jan 09 1976

 

519. (10). Blanche Gertrude        b.Jun 08 1896   d.May 02 1939

 

 

231.JOSHUA CRISS    58.MICHAEL KESNEY CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Joshua Criss, a son of Michael Kesney and Rosanna (Evans) Criss,

was born in1835.  He married Jane Weekley July 1, 1865 in Doddridge

County, WV. Jane, a daughter of James and Mary (Ash) Weekley, was born

in 1836.

 

Children of Joshua and Jane (Weekley) Criss.

 

520.  (1). Mary                    b. 1866

 

521.  (2). Martha                  b. 1877

 

232.EUGENIUS CRISS    58.MICHAEL KESNEY CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Eugenius Criss, a son of Michael Kesney and Rosanna (Evans) Criss,

was born December 19, 1837.  He married Isa Belle Hall.  She was born

May 12, 1841. Eugenius served the Union in the Civil War in Company D,

14th  W.Va. Volunteer Infantry.

 

Children of Eugenius and Isa Belle (Hall) Criss.

 

522.  (1). Arzana                  b. October 16, 1862

      m. Harvey Avery Goodwin

 

523.  (2). Sheridan                b. October 17, 1865

 

524.  (3). Willie                  b. June 02, 1868

 

525.  (4). Samuel                  b. June 23, 1871

 

526.  (5). Ira                     b.       1873

     m. Ella Pollard

 

527.  (6). Luvicy                  b. November 20, 1873

 

528.  (7). Charles                 b. September 29, 1876.

 

529.  (8). Worley Newton           b. June 16, 1882; d. 1971

      m. Ida Belle Hehaven  b. Sep 29, 1884; d. Feb 06, 1954.

 

 

233.NEWTON CRISS    58.MICHAEL KESNEY CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

      Newton Criss Children of Michael Kesney and Rosanna (Evans) Criss.

was born in VA in August 1843. He married Elizabeth  Moore September 10,

1865 in Ritchie County WV. Elizabeth was born in VA in December 1843.

    They are listed in the 1900 Calhoun County WV census. They had been

married 34 years. Their daughter and son in law were living in their

household.

 

Children of Newton and Elizabeth (Moore) Criss.

 

530.  (1). Mary                    b.Jun 18 1866   d.Jul 29 1957

         m.George Washington Frederick

 

531.  (2). George Washington       b.       1868.

        m. Malinda Collins Dec 27 1891

 

 

237.ELIAS B. CRISS    59.MOSES S. CRISS JR.     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Elias B. Criss, a son of Moses S. Criss and Mary (Hewes) Criss, was

born February 09, 1842 in Marion County, VA (WV), and died in 1938.  He

married Mary R. Ice September 07, 1865. Mary, a daughter of James and

Lavina (Snodgrass) Ice, was born in1850. Mary's parents died and she

left Elias in Kansas and came back to WV to take care of her siblings. 

Mary and Elias B Criss had no children together.

     Elias married Sarah E. Stumph April 24, 1872 in Osage County,

Kansas.

 

Child of Elias B. and Sarah E. (Stumph) Criss.

 

532.  (1). Anna Pearl              b.Aug 23 1875   d.Jan 23 1954

     m. John Elias Sumpter

 

 

241.REBECCA CRISS    59.MOSES S. CRISS JR.     8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Rebecca Criss, a daughter of Moses S. Criss and Mary (Hewes) Criss,

was born May 01, 1848 in Marion County, VA (WV), and died in Carthage,

MO.  She married Samuel Hornaback March 18, 1866. Samuel, a son of James

and Mary (McIntyre) Hornback, was born April 03, 1838 in Ohio, and died

1916 in Carthage, Jasper County, MO.

Notes for SAMUEL HORNBACK:

From the "History of Jasper County MO", published in 1883 by Mills and

Company of Des Moines, Iowa

 

Samuel Hornback, one of the early pioneers of Jasper County was born in

Ohio, April 5, 1838. His father, (James) came to Jasper county when

Samuel was a mere babe, and he has therefore been reared and educated

here. The schools of the early day were very primitive, and held in log

school-houses, having none of the modern conveniences; and for the most

part the schools were select where each paid a monthly tuition. His

instructor was Peter Copelan, who had about thirty-five pupils, and

charged $1 a month for each scholar. At the outbreak of the civil war

Samuel Hornback enlisted in the MO State Militia, acting as a scout. He

was married March 18, 1866, to Rebecca Criss who was born in Marion

county, West Va., March 1, 1848.

Their children are BENJAMIN, LEROY, WILLIAM S., ALBERT  A., and ELLERY

E. Mr. Hornback owns a fine farm of 100 acres, well improved, raising

good crops of wheat, corn, and 1,500 bushels of apples having four acres

of the finest orchard in the county, besides an abundance of small

fruit. This farm is located in section 19, Township 28, range 31 of

Jackson township four and one-half miles southwest of Carthage.

 

Children of Samuel and Rebecca (Criss) Hornback.

 

533.  (1). Benjamin Leory          b.c. 1868

 

534.  (2). William Simon           b.c. 1870

 

535.  (3). Albert Acey             b.c. 1875

     m. Lillian Ann Riggs

 

536.  (4). Ellery Ernest

 

269.JOHN FRANK CRISS     64.WILLIAM CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     John Frank Criss, a son of William and Ellender (Davis) Criss, was

born in1859 and died February 18, 1940 in Laurel Run, VA (WV).  He

married Julie Ann Ashcraft. She was born about 1864.

 

Children of John Drank and Julie Ann (Ashcraft) Criss.

 

537.  (1). Frances H.              b.       1885   d. March 1887

 

538.  (2). Ira L.                  b.       1887

 

539.  (3). Alda                    b.Aug 09,1888   d. Jan 02 1967

     m.Wheeler Martin

 

540.  (4). Harvey                  b.May 5 1891

 

541.  (5). Carl E.                 b.   1899

 

 

273.CHARLES C. CRISS    64.WILLIAM CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS

2.LEWIS CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Charles C. Criss, a son of William and Ellender (Davis) Criss, was

born in September 1872 in Marion County, WV.  He married Minnie C.

Holbert about 1888. She was born in July 1875 in Marion County, WV.

 

Child of Charles and Minne (Holbert) Criss.

 

542.  (1). Maud L.                 b. November 1899.

 

 

274.JAMES T. CRISS    65.AARON CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS

CRISS   1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     James T. Criss, a son of Aaron and Eliza (Davis) Criss, was born

November 1857 in Wetzel County, VA (WV).  He married Margaret Evaline

Parsons October 03, 1878 in Harrison County, WV. Margaret, a daughter of

Benjamin Parsons, was born in October 1861 and died in 1884.

 

Children of James T. and Margaret Evaline (Parsons) Criss.

 

543.  (1). Henry L.                b. June 1880

 

544.  (2). Harriet J.              b. April 1882

 

545.  (3). Clara B.                b. March 1884.

 

 

280.CECIL CRISS     65.AARON CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS

CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Cecil Criss, a son of Aaron and Eliza (Davis) Criss, was born in

1871 in Wetzel County, WV.  He married L. J. --------.

 

Children of Cecil and L.J. Criss.

 

546.  (1). D. B.              b. 1897

 

547.  (2). N. L.              b. 1899

 

285.HENRY CRISS    78.JAMES  P. CRISS    11.HENRY CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Henry Criss, a son of James P. and Elizabeth (Crislip) Criss, was

born in 1848 in Barbour County, VA (WV).  He married Rebecca Ann Wells

October 15, 1868 in Barbour County. She was born in 1849 in VA and died

September 19, 1871 in Barbour County. He married Sarepta

    Willett  June 24, 1872 in Barbour County, WV. Sarepta, a daughter of

David and Mary Willett, was born in 1846 in Barbour County.

 

Children of Henry and Rebecca (Wells) Criss.

 

548.  (1). Alva D.            b. July 1870, Barbour County, WV

      m. Zora Olive Layman Sep 09, 1894, Barbour County, WV

      m. Nancy J. Lantz  September 02, 1915, Barbour County, WV

 

549.  (2). Malissa Ann             b.       1871

      m. James Oliver Diamond  Sep 11, 1892, Barbour County, WV

 

Children of Henry and Sarepta (Willett) Criss.

 

550.  (1). Isetta E.               b.       1875

       m. Anthony O'Brien  Aug 29, 1901, Barbour County, WV

 

551.  (2). Oda                     b.       1877

 

 

309.JACOB NICOLA CRISS    96.THOMAS JEFFERSON CRISS    13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS     1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Jacob Nicola Crriss, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Catherine

(Nicola) Criss, was born July 03, 1830 in Preston County, VA (WV) and

died 1908.  He married Lucinda Cale.  She was born 1824.

 

Children of Jacob Nicola and Lucinda (Cale) Criss.

 

552.  (1). Harriet Ann             b.       1852   d.Sep 07 1859

 

553.  (2). Jacob Austin            b.Apr 03 1854   d.       1928

                    m. Mary A. Knotts Apr 25 1872

 

554.  (3). ?                       b.May 12 1856   d.May 12 1856

 

555.  (4). ?                       b.Oct 26 1859   d.Oct 26 1859

 

556.  (5). Phebe Jane              b.       1862

     m. Asberry A. Christopher  July 10, 1880

 

557.  (6). Rachel Catherine        b.       1864

 

 

310.JEREMIAH CRISS    96.THOMAS JEFFERSON CRISS    13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jeremiah Criss, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Catherine (Nicola )

Criss, was born January 31, 1832 in Preston County, VA (WV).  He married

Emma J. -------.  She was born 1842.

 

Children of Jeremah and Emma Criss.

 

558.  (1). Walter S.               b. Aug 17, 1868

 

559.  (2).  Margaret E.            b. Aug 07 1870, Preston County WV

         m. Charles W. William  b. 1872, Mercer County, WV.

 

560.  (3). Edward E.               b. Jul 01 1872, Preston County WV.

 

 

338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William Henry Cress, a son of Henry and Rachel (Elliot) Cress, was

born December 11, 1841 in Preston County, (VA) WV, and died June 04,

1921 in Washington County, IA.  He married Lovila Hartman Posten

September 07, 1865 in Riverside, IA. Lovila, a daughter of Leonard and

Margaret (Miller) Posten, was born in Preston County February 11, 1844

and died in Riverside, IA April 10, 1907.

    William married Jennie Priscilla Thompson in September 1919

in Riverside, IA.  Jennie was a daughter of John and Betty (Elliot)

Thompson. William came from WV to Washington County IA with his mother

in 1864.

 

Children of William Henry and Lovila Hartman (Posten) Cress.

 

561.  (1). Ida E.                  b.Feb 12 1867   d. May 15 1878

 

562.  (2). Chester Charles         b.Aug 19 1868

         m. Maggie J. Iden Apr 9 1890

 

563.  (3). Mary Loyd               b.Jan 17 1871   d.Sep 05 1896

         m.William A. Godlove Jun 6 1892

 

564.  (4). Margaret C.             b.Jun 29 1872   d.Nov 10 1876

 

565.  (5). Cloyd Isaac             b.Feb 18 1874   d.Nov 20 1968

         m.Maud Mayo Jul 18 1897

 

566.  (6). Ralph                   b.Apr 14 1879   d.Dec 14 1917

         m.Lizzie Bell Cook Mar 9 1904

 

567.  (7). Melville                b.Feb 02 1881   d.Feb 12 1881

 

568.  (8). Earl Elliot             b.Aug 27 1884   d. May 14, 1939

         m.Olamae Derickson Jun 17 1914

 

569.  (9). George Henry            b. May 31 1887  d.May 27 1958

         m. Blanche ------------

 

340.ABRAHAM CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Abraham Cress, a son of Henry and Rachel (Elliot) Cress, was born

October 28, 1848 in Preston County, (VA) WV, and died February 23, 1910

in North Loup, NE. He married Elizabeth Barnes March 23, 1869 in

Washington County, IA.

 

Children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Barnes) Cress.

 

570.  (1). Charles                 b.       1879

 

571.  (2). Olive Idel              b.       1872   d.       1925

      m. George Seymour Mayo  Jan 01, 1896, Valley County, NE.

 

 

352.ISAAC W. CRISS    113.RAWLEY CRISS    15.ISAAC W. CRISS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Isaac W. Criss, a son of Rawley and Sarah (Dennison) Criss, was

born in1844.  He married Lydia W. Griffith. Lydia, a daughter of Ebin

and Phoebe Griffith, was born in 1845.

 

Children of Isaac and Lydia W. (Griffith) Criss.

 

572.  (1). Charles G.

 

573.  (2). J. Watson

 

574.  (3). James W.

 

575.  (4). Waitman W.

 

576.  (5). Ella Florence           b.Sep 11 1873

      m. Benjamin Franklin Anna  Dec 24, 1893, Preston CountyWV

 

356.RAWLEY CRISS    113.RAWLEY CRISS    15.ISAAC W. CRISS       3.HENRY

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Rawley Criss, a son of Rawley and Sarah (Dennison) Criss, was born

July 21, 1853 in Preston County,  VA (WV).  He married Amanda Laverna

Bolyard November 16, 1873 in Preston County.  She was born 1856 in

Preston County.

 

Children of Rawley and Amanda Laverna (Bolyard) Criss.

 

577.  (1). Dana                    b.       1874

 

578.  (2). Charles H.

 

579.  (3). Franklin

 

 

370.WILLIAM D. CRISS      117.ISAAC CRISS JR.     15.ISAAC W. CRISS     

 3.HENRY CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William D. Criss, a son of Isaac Jr. and Sarah (Marqiss) Criss, was

born in 1857.  He married Sallie M. Heyer September 02, 1890 in Barbour

County, WV.

 

Children of William D. and Sallie M. (Heyer) Criss.

 

580.  (1). Lyle                    B.c.     1903

 

581.  (2). Virgina                 b.c.     1904

                          m. French Trimble

 

371.JOHN CRISS    117.ISAAC CRISS JR.     15.ISAAC W. CRISS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     John Criss, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Marqiss) Criss, was born in

May 1858.  He married  Lettie --------.  She was born April 1857.

 

Children of John and Lettie Criss.

 

582.  (1). Fred               b. Nov 1884

 

583.  (2). Jeanie        b. Jan 1892

 

377.WILLIAM HENRY CRISS    119.EUGENE CRISS     16.MICHAEL CRISS

 3.HENRY CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

      William Henry Criss, son of Judge Eugene Criss and Frances Hall

Criss, was born in Sac City, IA  July 17, 1857.  He was married  October

24,  1886 to Alice L. Bechler.  Alice, a daughter of George and Hannah

Bechler, who was born  April 14, 1864 in PA. Her family emigrated to IL

in 1867 and to Sac County, IA in 1875 and settled on a farm five miles

north of Sac City.

 

 Children of William Henry and Alice L. (Bechler) Driss.

 

584.  (1). Leon

 

585.  (2). Una

 

586.  (3). Eugene

 

587.  (4). Georgia

 

588.  (5). Ralph

 

589.  (6). Glenn

 

590.  (7). Verlyn

 

383.WILLIAM HENRY CRISS    124.ISAAC CRISS      16.MICHAEL CRISS         

3.HENRY  CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William Henry Criss, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Thomas) Criss,  was

born in 1855 in Taylor County, VA (WV), and died August 26, 1933.  He

married Lucy A. Marquess May 13, 1877. Lucy, daughter of James and Sarah

Marquess, was born in 1860 in Taylor County, VA (WV), and died 1880. 

William married Cassy A. Parsons September 20, 1882 in Barbour County,

WV.  She was born in Taylor County, VA .  He married Ida Belle McCarty 

December 09, 1931. Ida, a daughter of Jacob and Caroline McCarty, was

born in 1859.

 

Child of William and Lucy A. (Marquess) Criss.

 

591.  (1). John Walter

 

Children of William and Ida (McCarty) Criss.

 

592.  (1). G. Clarence             b.       1883   d.       1960

         m. Ora Cordray

 

 593.  (2). Helen Maude             b.Dec 20 1884  d. Mar 1956

         m.Rawlings Harding Bunner

 

 594.  (3). Henrietta               b.      1899   d.       1970

         m. Charles Johnson

 

 595.  (4). Harry                   b.      1890   d.       1956

         m. Jettie --------

 

 596.  (5). Guy                     b.      1894   d.       1928

         m. Drexie Hamilton

 

 597.  (6). Byrd

         m. Ernest Robinson

 

 

384.ALBERT G. CRISS    124.ISAAC CRISS      16.MICHAEL CRISS

3.HENRY CRISS     1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Albert G. Criss, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Thomas) Criss, was born

1866 in Taylor County, WV.  He married Alice V. --------- about 1879. 

She was born in 1866.

 

Children of Albert G. and Alice V. Criss.

 

598.  (1). Edmund J.               b. April 1892.

 

599.  (2). Francis B.              b. March 1895.

 

600.  (3). Gertrude R.             b. Nov 1898     d. 1962

               m. Zachary F. Davis Jr.   (18941- 1962)

 

 

392.CALDER CRISS    141.FRANCIS MARION CRISS    40.LEWIS CRISS

6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Calder Criss, a son of Francis Marion and Elizabeth Criss, was

born in 1857.  He married Elizabeth Jane Vincent September 08, 1880 in

Marion County, WV. Elizabeth, a daughter of E. and Hannah Vincent, was

born August 19, 1860 and died September 22, 1883.

   Calder married  Lucy Shaver in 1885. She was born in 1863.

 

Child of CALDER AND Elizabeth Jane (Vincent) Criss.

 

 601.  (1). Cora Alice             b.Aug    1883   d. Sep 22 1883

 

 

397.JOSINA CRISS     141.FRANCIS MARION CRISS    40.LEWIS CRISS

6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS      1.MICHASEL CRISS

 

     Josina Criss, a daughter of Francis Marion and Elizabeth Criss, was

born July 11, 1873 and died September 13, 1911.  She married William

Osborne Little. William, a son of Amos and Julia(Pease) Little, was born

in 1847 in Marion County, WV, and died January 01, 1918.

 

Children of William Osborne and Josina (Criss) Little.

 

602.  (1). Hallie May              b.Nov 07 1890   d.Jan 16 1961

         m. Thurman A. Vincent

 

603.   (2). Goldie Pearl           b. Mar 01 1899, Greene County, PA.

         m.David Naaman Roderick

 

400.LEROY CRISS    143.JOHN W. CRISS    40.LEWIS CRISS     6.PETER CRISS

  2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Leroy Criss, a son of John W. and Sarah Jane (Hawkins) Criss, was

born May 15, 1869 in Marion County, WV.  He married Mary R. Hildreth

October 02, 1890.  She was born about 1871.

 

Child of Leroy and Mary (Hildreth) Criss.

 

604.  (1). Roy D.                  b. January 1896.

 

416. CORA A. CRISS     173.GEORGE DAVIDSON CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS

 6.PETER CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Cora A. Criss, a daughter of George Davidson and Mary Jane

(Sourborn) Criss, was born in October 1872 in Calhoun County, WV and

died in 1903.  She married William W. Bowers in 1882.  He was born

November 1867 in Calhoun County.

 

Children of William W. and Cora A. (Criss) Bowers.

 

605.  (1). Dethryl "Dessel"        b. May    1892

 

606.  (2). Carl                    b. May    1893

 

607.  (3). Rosa                    b. May    1895

 

608.  (4). Nora                    b. Jan         1899

 

 

420.PETER SOURBORN CRISS   173.GEORGE DAVIDSON CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS   2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

Peter Sourbourn Criss, a son of George Davidson and Mary Jane (Sourborn) Criss, was born in WV in August 1879. He married Naomi Bell Wright February 3, 1907. Naomi, a daughter of James Marion and Jeanette Margaret (Walker) [Love] Wright, was born in August 1888 and died in July 1919.

      His second wife was Vinnie Criss.

 

Known child of Peter Sourburn and Naomi Bell (Wright) Criss.

 

609.  (1). Peter Sourborn Jr.

 

610.  (2). Margaret Andolee         b. Apf 20 1917    d. Oct 18 2008

         m. Talmadge C. Parsons

 

421.JESSE S. CRISS    173.GEORGE DAVIDSON CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS

6.PETER  CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jesse S. Criss, a son of George Davidson and Mary Jane (Sourborn)

Criss, was born aboutr 1881 in Calhoun County, WV and died in1954.  He

married Hallie Bliss Stalnaker in 1910.

 

Children of Jesse S. and Hallie Bliss (Stalnaker) Criss.

 

611.  (1). Harry F                 b.       1913   d.       1945

         Died in World War II

 

612.  (2). Jesse Paul              b.       1914   d.       1965

         m. ?

 

613.  (3). William Jean            b.       1921

 

 

479.MICHAEL BARTLETT CRISS    193.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.

 46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Michael Bartlett Criss, a son of George Frederick William Jr. and

Mary Ann (Wagner) Criss, was born December 30, 1875 and died April 02,

1969.  He married Della May Graves August 04, 1904. Della, a daughter of

Edward and Frances (Westfall) Graves,  was born July 06, 1878, and died

November 23, 1959.

 

Children of Michael Bartlett and Della May (Graves) Criss.

 

614.  (1). Robert Hughes           b.May 09 1905   d.Nov 27 1972

         m. Edna Melvine Myers Apr 21 1935

 

615.  (2). Benjamin Michael        b.Jan 12 1907

         m. Verna Jane Bail

 

616.  (3). Julie May               b.Oct 26 1910   d.Apr 22 1981

         m. Virgil Earl Robertson

 

 

482.JAMES R. CRISS    193.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.

46.GEORGE  FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS

CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     James R. Criss, a son of George Frederick William Jr. and Mary Ann

(Wagner) Criss, was born September 28, 1881 in Harrison County, WV and

died January 10, 1968.  He married Ruth Ann Morrison. He married Bertha

(Myers) Harbert. Bertha, a daughter of Edward and Belle (LeMasters)

Myers,  was born November 03, 1908 in Calhoun County,  WV and died July

12, 1999 in Harrison County. She was the widow of Riley A. Harbert.

 

Notes for BERTHA MYERS:

Shinnston:  July 14, 1999

Bertha Criss, 90, Big Elk Community, Wallace, died 9:27 A.M., Monda ,

July 12, 1999 in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg , following a brief

illness.  She was born in Calhoun County, November 3, 1908, a daughter

of the late Edward and belle LeMasters Myers. She was preceded in death

by her first husband, Riley A. Harbert and her second husband, James R.

Criss.

Surviving are five sons, Howard and Russell Criss, all of Ohio, Cecil

Criss, Wallace and Freddie Criss, all of Clarksburg; one daughter, Pearl

Gray, FL; 39 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren  She was also

preceded in death by four sons, Kenneth, Robert, Raymond and James

Criss, five stepchildren, Edward Criss, Bess Davis, FL Compton, Pauline

Pye and Clara Anthony. Mrs. Criss was a homemaker and a Pentecostal by

faith.

 

Children of James R. and Ruth (Morrison) Criss.

 

617.  (1). Beatrice Bess           b. December 17, 1910

         m. -------- Davis

         m.  Myron Jon Hammitt  Jul 01 1929, Harrison County, WV.

 

618.  (2). Edward Russell          b. Aug 11 1911  d.Jun    1978

         m. Beatrice Mae Pettitt

 

619.  (3). FL M.                   b. Feb 23 1920

         m. ------- Compton

 

620.  (4). Clara M.                b.c.     1922   d.Dec 21 1998

         m. -------- Anthony

 

621.  (5). Gene                    b. June 02, 1922

 

622.  (6). Pauline Virginia        b. Jan 30 1924  d.Dec 10 1997

 

623.  (7). ?                       b. Jun 15 1925  d.Jun 15 1925

 

624.  (8). James Lorie             b. Feb 13 1927

 

Children of James R. and Bertha (Myers) [Harbert] Criss.

 

625.  (1). Frank

 

626.  (2). Howard

 

627.  (3). Lloyd Russell

 

628.  (4). Cecil

 

629.  (5). Freddy

 

630.  (6). Pearl

     m.------- Gray

 

631.  (7). Raymond

 

632.  (8). James

 

633.  (9). William

 

 

497.NOAH A. CRISS   225.MOSES CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S.

CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS      1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Noah Criss, a son of Moses and Cassie Ann (Moore) Criss, was born

August 14, 1881. He married Elsie Duffield. Elsie, a daughter of William

Anderson and Mary Jerusha (Mollohan, was born in Calhoun County WV July

18, 1884 and died June 3, 1943.

 

Children of Noah and Elsie (Duffield) Criss.

 

634.  (1). Mildred Lucille         b.c.     1915

         m.?.

         m.Eugene Dale

 

635.  (2). Harvey Leem             b.c.     1917

         m.Orma Siers

 

636.  (3). Walter Albert           b.Jul 28 1919

 

 

505.MARY IDA CRISS    227.WILLIAM A. CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS

8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS      1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Mary Ida Criss, a daughter of William A. and Nancy Catherine

(Moore) Criss, was born in  1877.  She married Joseph Millard Jones.

Joseph was a  son of William and Anna (Tuttle) Jones. He died in

Smithfield, PA  79 yrs old.

 

Children of Joseph Millard and Mary Ida (Criss) Jones.

 

 637.  (1). Mae

         m. Charles Floyd

 

638.  (2). Minnie

 

639.  (3). William Otis            b.Oct 09 1903   d. Mar 10 1972

         m. Martha McKinney

 

640.  (4). Ethel

         m. Daniel Conaway

 

 

507.JOHN ELLSWORTH CRISS     227.WILLIAM A. CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS

 8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     John Ellsworth Criss, a son of William A. and Nancy Catherine

(Moore) Criss, was born April 21, 1881 in Monongalia County, WV and died

there February 13, 1972.  He married Rosetta Mae Wright. Rosetta, a

daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Glover) Wright, was born February 06,

1888, and died July 16, 1980 in Monongalia County, WV.

 

Children of John Ellsworth and Rosetta Mae (Wright) Criss.

 

 641.  (1). William Thomas         b.Nov 12 1913   d. May 29 1996

 

 642.  (2). Thelma Lucille         b.Oct 02 1914

         m. Hartford J. Fordyce Oct 11 1942

 

 643.  (3). Mildred Glenore        b.May 06 1916   d. Feb 13 1998

 

 644.  (4). Margaret Blanche       b.Oct 22 1918   d.Jan 04 1998

         m. Victor Chekevitz  Nov 24 1975 (Aug 28 1919- Aug 23 1985)

 

 645.  (5). Wilma Marcella         b. April 04, 1920

         m. Albert Teed Wittaker Jr. Mar 6 1943

 

 646.  (6). Wanda Kathryne         b. December 18, 1921

         m. James A. Moran Jr. Oct 23 1950

 

 647.  (7). Freda Louise           b. May 20, 1925

         m.Joseph M. Fordyce Jr.

 

 648.  (8). Alberta Jean           b. Feb 11, 1930

         m. Oliver Donald Schell Apr 12 1952

 

508.ARMATILDA CRISS    227.WILLIAM A. CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS

8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Armatilda "Tillie" Criss, a daughter of William A. and Nancy

Catherine (Moore) Criss, was born April 12, 1883, and died December 15,

1965 in Marion County, WV.  She married Alvie Leonard Merrifield October

08, 1898 in Wetzel County, WV. Alvie, a son of John and Belinda (Floyd)

Merrifield, was born June 08, 1874 in Marion County, WV and died there

February 03, 1922.

 

Children of Alvie Leonard and Armatilda (Criss) Merriefield.

 

 649.  (1).Leona Alta               b. Nov 28 1907  d.Nov 30 1993

         m.Charles Edwin Glover

 

 650.  (2). Linda Gail                             d. Age 24

         m. Clark Nichols

 

 651.  (3). Elmer E.               b.Mar15 1915    d. Dec 01 1989

         m. Jeanette Glover

 

 652.  (4). Minnie

         m. Harry E. Harker

 

 653.  (5). Lucille Virginia       b. Mar 20 1913  d. May 18 1998

         m. Lawrence C. Lee   (Sep 13 1909-Aug 17 1980)

 

509.LEMACH LUTHER CRISS    227.WILLIAM A. CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS

8.MOSES  S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Lemach Luther Criss, a son of William A. and Nancy Catherine

(Moore) Criss, was born February 21, 1918 in Monongalia County, WV and

died in 1982.  He married Minnie Siers.

 

Children  of Lemach Luther and Minnie (Siers) Criss.

 

 654.  (1). Isaac William                          d.       1982.

          M. Verna Mae -------

 

 655.  (2). Louella

     m.Edward Lawrence Kimble

 

 

526.IRA CRISS     232.EUGENIUS CRISS    58.MICHAEL KESNEY CRISS

8.MOSES S.  CRISS      2.LEWIS  CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Ira Criss, a son of Eugenius and Isa Belle (Hall) Criss, was born

in 1873.  He married Ella Pollard.

 

Child of Ira and Ella (Pollard) Criss.

 

656.  (1). Nina Belle              b.Sep 08 1894 Freemont, NE.

 

 

530.MARY CRISS    233.NEWTON CRISS   58.MICHAEL KESNEY CRISS   8.MOSES

S. CRISS      2.LEWIS  CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

    Mary Criss, a daughter of Newton and Elizabeth (Moore) Criss, was

born June 18, 1866 and died in Ritchie County July 29, 1957. She married

George Washington Frederick. George, a son of Benjamin Franklin and

Sarah (Collins) Frederick, was born in Ritchie County WV April 6,

1870 and died November 30, 1959 in Spencer, Roane County WV.

 

Children of George Washington and Mary Jane (Criss) Frederick.

 

657.  (1). Frances Virginia       b.Jul  3 1899

         m.Ona Selmon

 

658.  (2). Charles Henry          b.May 17 1903

         m.Rettie Wilson  Jun 1 1924

 

659.  (3). Benjamin Franklin      b.Jul 20 1906

         m.Virgie Richards Nov  3 1927

 

 

531.GEORGE WASHINGTON CRISS    233.NEWTON CRISS    58.MICHAEL KESNEY

 CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     George Washington Criss, a son of Newton and Elizabeth (Moore)

Criss, was born in 1868.  He married Malinda Collins December 27, 1891

in Calhoun County, WV.  She was born in 1873.

 

Child of George Washington and Malinda (Collins) Criss.

 

660.  (1). Cora A.                 b.Apr 19 1894   d.Aug 22 1895

 

 

532.ANNA PEARL CRISS    237.ELIAS B. CRISS    59.MOSES S. CRISS JR.

8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS        1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Anna Pearl Criss, a daugther of Elias B. and Sarah E. (Stumph)

Criss, was born August 23, 1875 in KS and died January 23, 1954 in

Pawhusaka, OK.  She married John Elias Sumpter June 07, 1894 in Oklahoma

City, OK. He was born in Carthage, MO and died in Pawhuska, OK.

 

Children of John Elias and Anna Pearl (Criss) Sumpter.

 

661.  (1). Louis Casper            b.Mar 12 1895   d.Nov 10 1979

         m. Sena Hula Woodward

 

662.  (2). Ernestine               b.Jan 06 1898

         m. -------- Woodward

 

663.  (3). Lawrence                b.Dec 05 1899   d.       1902

 

664.  (4). Belle Forrest           b.Dec 19 1901   d.Jun 06 1996

         m. William Gullett

 

665.  (5). Fred  "Buster"          b.May 19 1906   d.       1909

 

666.  (6). Martha                  b.Aug 17 1909   d.       1909

 

 

 

539.ALDA CRISS    269.JOHN FRANK CRISS     64.WILLIAM CRISS      8.MOSES

S. CRISS    2.LEWIS CRISS         1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Alda Criss, a daughter of John Drank and Julie Ann (Ashcraft)

Criss, was born August 09, 1888 in Harrison County, WV and died there

Janaury 02, 1967. She married Wheeler Martin.  He was born 1881 and died

December 1957.

 

Children of Wheeler and Alda (Criss) Martin.

 

667.  (1). Keith C.

 

668.  (2). John Walton             b.       1911   d.       1946

 

 

553.JACOB AUSTIN CRISS     309.JACOB NICOLA CRISS    96.THOMAS JEFFERSON

 CRISS    13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY CRISS     1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jacob Austin Criss, a son of Jacob Nicola and Lucinda (Cale) Criss,

was born April 03, 1854 in Preston County, Cains Creek, VA ( WV), and

died in 1928.  He married Mary A. Knotts April 25, 1872. Mary, a

daughter of John T. Knotts, was born in 1854 in Preston County, VA (WV).

 

Children of Jacob Austin and Mary T. (Knotts) Criss.

 

669.  (1). John Thomas             b.May 23 1873

          m. Nancy J. Piper Dec 25 1894; b. 1877, Preston County, WV.

 

670.  (2). Noah Jefferson          b.Aug 25 1874   d.       1960

          m. Nora Bell Robinson  b. 1877; d. 1940

 

671.  (3). Bertie Elijah           b.       1876

 

672.  (4). Serena Catherine        b.       1878

 

673.  (5). Simon Peter             b.Feb    1880

 

674.  (6). Lucinda Dessie          b.       1882

 

675.  (7). Jacob Ezra              b.       1884   d.       1917

         m. Hazel Lou Groves

 

676.  (8). Melissa Mae             b.       1885

 

677.  (9). Isaac Boardman          b.       1888

 

678. (10). Marshall Harvey         b.       1892

 

679. (11). Arizona Belle           b.       1894

 

680. (12). Mary Etta               b.       1898

 

 

562.CHESTER CHARLES CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS

 13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Chester Charles Cress, a son of William Henry and Lovila Hartman

(Posten) Cress, was born August 19, 1868.  He married Maggie J. Iden

April 09, 1890 in Riverside, Ia.

     Chester  Cress was born in Riverside, Ia and later moved to North

Liberty, Ia.  He owned and operated C. C. Cress and County General

Merchandise, offering fresh and cured meats, salt and flour a

speciality.  Also American Fence and Steel posts. Chester was living in

North Liberty at the time of his fathers's death in 1921

 

Children of Chester Charles and Maggie J. (Iden) Cress.

 

681.  (1). Omer                    b.Aug 12 1890

      m. Emily Bland

 

682.  (2). Wayne

 

683.  (3). Elizabeth

     m. Logan Myers

 

561.MARY LOYD CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS

 13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Mary Loyd Cress, a daughter of William Henry and Lovila Hartman

(Posten) Cress, was born January 17, 1871, and died September 05, 1896

in Riverside, Ia. She married William A. Godlove June 06, 1892 in

Washington County,  Ia.

 

Child of William A. and Mary (Cress) Godlove.

 

684.  (1). Ada Fay                 b.Jan 10 1895   d.July 27 1895

 

 

565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS

 13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Cloyd Isaac Cress, a son of William Henry and Lovila Hartman

(Posten) Cress, was born February 18, 1874 in Pilotsburg, Ia and died

November 20, 1968 in Kalona, Ia.  He married Maud Mayo July 18, 1897.

Maud was a daughter of Marshall and Polly (Robertson) Mayo.

 

Children of Cloyd Isaac and Maud (Mayo) Cress.

 

685.  (1). Gerald Laverne          b. Dec 10 1897  d. June 16, 1971

     m. Birdie Maud Bryan May 17 1920

 

686.  (2). Harold Mayo             b. May 23 1899  d. Dec 1984

     m. Ethel Faye Krebs Jun 3 1925

 

687.  (3). William Henry           b. Mar 01, 1901 d. Dec 16, 1972

     m. Laura Elizabeth Aubrey Jun 21 1922

 

688.  (4). James Robert

     m. Gladys Marie Wehmeyer  August 20, 1954.

 

566.RALPH CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS

13.JACOB  CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Ralph Cress, a son of William Henry and Lovila Hartman (Posten)

Cress, was born April 14, 1879 in Washington County, IA and died there

December 14, 1917.  He married Lizzie Belle Cook  March 09, 1904 in

Washington County, IA.

     Ralph Cress lived in Columbus Junction, IA. He sold Rawleigh's

remedies, flavorings, extracts, and toilet articles from a horse drawn

wagon.  He was referred to as a Medicine Man. He returned to Riverside,

IA where he died of Tuberculosis.  His widow, Lizzie, then married

Newt Whetstine and lived in Riverside until her death.

 

Children of Ralph and Lizzie Belle (Cook) Cress.

 

689.  (1). Helen

 

690.  (2). Ronald Ray              b. Jul 26 1907  d.Sep 20 1971

 

 

568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS

 13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Earl Elliot Cress, a son of William Henry and Lovila Hartman

(Posten) Cress, was born August 27, 1884 in Washington County,  IA, and

died May 14, 1939 in Boyd, LacQui Parle County MN.  He married Olamae

Derickson  June 17, 1914 in Hennepin County, MN. Olamae was a  daughter

of George and Al (Bryan) Derickson.

Notes for EARL ELLIOTT CRESS:

Dr. E. E. Cress was the victim of a serious automobile accident in November 1933.  He was en route to Minneapolis when his car struck an icy spot near Olivia and turned over.  He suffered serious head injuries.   He spent many weeks at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis before returning home.

Death's Call Came Suddenly To Dr. E. E. Cress on Sunday (Boyd Newspaper)

A severe shock and deep grief came to Boyd and community Sunday afternoon, May 14th, when word was passed around that death's visitation had come to Dr. E. E. Cress. Apparently well, he was about his home premises and with members of his family, including his daughter Margaret, who had arrived from her employment in Minneapolis, was viewing construction work that had been done by his young son.  Seized with stomach pain, he entered the home and a moment later fell backwards

to the floor.  Local parties were summoned, as was also Dr. L. G. Smith of Montevider, who after an examination pronounced death due to apoplexy Earl Elliot Cress, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cress, was born August 27, 1884 at Riverside, IA.

He received his medical schooling at the University of IA and Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. He served his internship at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis.  His first practice was in NorthMinneapolis, then Woodworth, North Dakota, and since September , 1915 inBoyd, MN.

     Mr. Cress was united in marriage to Miss Ola Mae Derickson of Jamestown, ND, on June 17, 1914, at Minneapolis.  Surviving the deceased are his wife and four children, Kathryn of St. Paul, Margaret of Minneapolis, Robart and LaVilla, at home.  Also surviving are two brothers, Dr. S. H. Cress of Oxford Junction, IA, and C. I. Cress of Riverside, IA.

 

Children of Earl Elliot and Olamae (Derickson) Cress.

 

691.  (1). Kathryn Alice

         m. Leo James Payin May 9 1940

 

692.  (2). Georgia Margaret        b.Sep 24 1916   d.Apr 16 1984

         m. Michael Nicholas Thome

 

693.  (3). William Robert

         m. Hazel Mary Martel Aug 19 1945

         m.  Leota Maxie Carroll July 18, 1987 in Madison, WI.

 

694.  (4). Lavila

         m. Ralph Martin Hatten

 

 

570.CHARLES CRESS    340.ABRAHAM CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB

CRESS    3.HENRY CRISS      1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Charles Cress, a son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Barnes) Cress, was

born in 1879. His spouse is unknown.

 

Children of Charles Cress

 

695.  (1). Evelyn

         M.Ralph Murphy

         m.Clyde Willoughby Sep 8 1928

 

696.  (2). Dale

 

 

592.HELEN MAUDE CRISS    383.WILLIAM HENRY CRISS    124.ISAAC CRISS

 16.MICHAEL CRISS          3.HENRY  CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Helen Maude Criss, a daughter of William and Ida (McCarty) Criss,

was born December 20, 1884, and died March 1956 in Xuyahoga County OH. 

She married Rawlins Harding Bunner in Marshall County, WV. Rawlins, a

son of Alvinza and Lucinda (Monroe) Bunner,  was born in 1886 and died

in 1918.

 

Children of Rawlins Harding and Helen Maude (Criss) Bunner.

 

697.  (1). Loris                   b.       1907   d.       1912

 

698.  (2). Scott Randolph          b.       1913   d.       1979

         m. Virginia Lenore Keck

 

699.  (3). Helen

         m..Louis Ambrose

 

700.  (4). Rawlins Harding Jr.

         m. Vriginia Best

 

 

593.HENRIETTA CRISS    383.WILLIAM HENRY CRISS    124.ISAAC CRISS

 16.MICHAEL CRISS          3.HENRY  CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Henrietta Criss, a daughter of William and Ida (McCarty) Criss, was

born in 1899 and died in 1970.  She married Charles Johnson.

 

Children of Charles and Henrietta (Criss) Johnson.

 

701.  (1). Fred J.

 

702.  (2). Martha

 

703.  (3). Helen

 

704.  (4). Pauline

         m.------- Lopez

 

705.  (5). Maxine

 

706.  (6). Lucille Henrietta

 

 

595.HARRY CRISS    383.WILLIAM HENRY CRISS    124.ISAAC CRISS

16.MICHAEL  CRISS          3.HENRY  CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Harry Criss, a son of William and Ida (McCarty) Criss,  was born in

1890 and died in 1956.  He married Jettie ----------.

 

Children of Harry and Jettie Criss.

 

707. (1). Doris

     m.------ Harr

 

708.  (2). Mildred

     m.---- VanGilder

 

709.  (3). Ovid

     m.------ Butler

 

710.  (4). William Henry

 

 

596.GUY CRISS     383.WILLIAM HENRY CRISS    124.ISAAC CRISS

16.MICHAEL CRISS          3.HENRY  CRISS    1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Guy Criss, a son of William and Ida (McCarty) Criss, was born in

1894 and died in 1928. He married Drexie Hamilton.

 

Children of Guy and Drexie (Hamilton) Criss.

 

711.  (1). William Henry

 

712.  (2). Delmar Guy

 

 

610.MARGARET ANDOLEE CRISS   420.PETER SOURBORN CRISS   173.GEORGE DAVIDSON CRISS    44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER CRISS   2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

Margaret Andolee Criss, a daughter of Peter Sourburn and Naomi Bell (Wright) Criss, was born in Roane County WV April 20, 1917 and died there October 18, 2008. She married Talmadge C. Parsons. He died in 1969.

 

Children ot Talmadge C. And Margaret Andolee (Criss) Parsons.

 

713.  (1). Talmadge C. III

 

714.  (2). David A.

 

 

612.JESSE PAUL CRISS    421.JESSE S. CRISS    173.GEORGE DAVIDSON CRISS 

 44.AARON W. CRISS    6.PETER  CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

    Jesse Paul Criss, a son of Jesse S. and Hallie Bliss (Stalnaker)

Criss, was born in 1914 in Calhoun County, WV and died in 1965 in

Maryland. His spouse is unknown.

 

Child of Jesse Paul Criss.

 

715.  (1). Jesse Paul Jr.          b.       1942   d.   1965

 

 

614.ROBERT HUGHES CRISS    479.MICHAEL BARTLETT CRISS    193.GEORGE

 FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.      46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS

 7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Robert Hughes Criss, a son of Michael Bartlett and Della May

(Graves) Criss, was born May 09, 1905, and died November 27, 1972.  He

married Edna Melvine Myers April 21, 1935.  She was born in 1912 and

died 1982.

 

Children of Robert Hughes and Edana Melvine (Myers) Criss.

 

716.  (1). Roberta Sue             b.Jan 11, 1939

      m. John Sidney Bull  July 09, 1962

 

717.  (2). Robert Lee              b.Jan 11, 1939

      m. Jo Ann Parsons

 

718.  (3). Judith Ann              b.Jul 14, 1943

     m. R. C. Paugh

     m. M. E. Barnes

 

719.  (4). Nadine Lou              b.Jul 28, 1945

     m. C. G. Bankhead Callihan

 

 

616.BENJAMIN MICAHEL CRISS    479.MICHAEL BARTLETT CRISS    193.GEORGE

 FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.       46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS

7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS      1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Benjamin Michael Criss, a son of Michael Bartlett and Della May

(Graves) Criss, was born January 12, 1907.  He married Verna Jane Bail.

Verna, a daughter of William and Dora (Hughes) Bail,  was born in 1909

and died 1983.

 

Children of Benjamin Michael and Vernza Jane (Bail) Criss.

 

720.  (1). Frederick Michael       b. Dec 03 1936

     m. Ruth Ann Hypes

 

721.  (2). John William            b. Mar 24 1941

     m. Judith Loree Olsen

 

722.  (3). Thompson Benjamin       b. Jan 30 1949

      m. Maxine Louise Thompson

 

 

616.JULIE MAY CRISS 479.MICHAEL BARTLETT CRISS    193.GEORGE FREDERICK

 WILLIAM CRISS JR.      46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS   7.MICHAEL

 CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS       1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Julie May Criss, a daughter of Michael Bartlett and Della May

(Graves) Criss, was born October 26, 1910, and died April 22, 1981.  She

married Virgil Earl Robertson,.  He was born in 1907 and died in 1980.

 

Child of Virgil Earl and Julie May (Criss) Robertson.

 

 723.  James Clyde                       b. April 26, 1930

      m. Helen Louise Sidebottom

 

618.EDWARD RUSSELL CRISS     482.JAMES R. CRISS    193.GEORGE FREDERICK

 WILLIAM CRISS JR.    46.GEORGE  FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS     7.MICHAEL

CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Edward Russell Criss, a son of James R. and Ruth (Morrison) Criss,

was born August 11, 1911, and died June 1978.  He married Beatrice Mae

Petitt. Beatrice, a daughter of Henry and Hattie (Skidmore) Petitt, was

born November 24, 1913 in Harrison County, WV and died July 05, 1991 in

Upshur County WV.

 

Children of Edward Russell and Beatrice Mae (Petitt) Criss.

 

724.  (1). David Henry             b. Jul 01 1935

         m. Joretta Mae Collett  August 10, 1955, Denver, CO

 

725.  (2). Dale Russell            b. Apr 25 1937

         m. Alta Mae Allen

 

 

622.PAULINE VIRGINIA CRISS    482.JAMES R. CRISS    193.GEORGE FREDERICK

 WILLIAM CRISS JR.    46.GEORGE  FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS     7.MICHAEL

CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS    1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Pauline Virginia Criss, a daughter of James R. and Ruth (Morrison)

Criss, was born January 30, 1924 in Harrison County, WV, and died

December 10, 1997 in Grafton, WV.  She married Lloyd W. Pye.  He died

September 24, 1969.

 

Notes for Pauline Virginia Criss.

Pauline Virginia (Criss) Pye 73 of Route 1, Simpson community, died

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 at Grafton City Hospital  She was born Jan. 30,

1924 in Harrison County, a daughter of the late James R. Criss and Ann

Morrison Criss.  Her husband, Lloyd W. Pye, preceded her in death

on Sept. 12, 1969.  Surviving are one Daughter, Mrs. Michael (Clar)

Vincent, Daytona Beach, Fla.; one son Lloyd W. Pye, Jr., Flemington, 

one sister, Clara M. Anthony, Parkersburg; Five stepbrothers, William,

Howard and Lloyd Russell all of Painesville, Ohio and Freddy and Cecil

Criss of Clarksburg, WV. Three grandchildren, Sonya Yeager of Grafton,

Michelle MardIAn of Roanoke, Va, and Jody Lipscomb of Flemington.

She is also preceded in death by one daughter Starlene Ellison, two

sisters, one brother and three half brothers. Mrs. Pye was the owner and

operator of Pye's Grocery Store in Simpson and worked for Monongalia

Power Co and Blueville Bank. She was a homemaker and member of

the VFW and American Legion AuxilIAry of Grafton. She has lived in the

Simpson Community since 1961.

 

Children of Lloyd W. and Pauline Virginia (Criss) Pye.

 

726.  (1). Clara

     m.Michael Vincent

 

727.  (2). Lloyd W. Jr.

 

728.  (3). Starlene

     m. ----------- Ellison

 

 

634.MILDRED LUCILLE CRISS     497.NOAH A. CRISS   225.MOSES CRISS

57.JOHN T.  CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS       2.LEWIS CRISS     

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Mildred Lucille Criss, a daughter of Noah and Elsie (Duffield)

Criss, was born about 1915. She married Eugene Dale.

 

Childeren of Eugene and Mildred Lucille (Criss) Dale.

 

 729.  (1). Gary

 

 

635.HARVEY LEEM CRISS    497.NOAH A. CRISS   225.MOSES CRISS    57.JOHN

T.  CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS      1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Harvey Leem Criss, a son of Noah and Elsie (Duffield) Criss, was

born about 1917. He married Orma Siers.

 

Children of Harvey Leem and Orma (Siers) Criss.

 

 730.  (1). Wanda

 

 731.  (2). David

      m. Frankie Greathose.

 

642.THELMA LUCILLE CRISS   507.JOHN ELLSWORTH CRISS     227.WILLIAM A.

CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Thelma Lucille Criss, a daughter of John Ellsworth and Rosetta Mae

(Wright) Criss, was born October 02, 1914 in Monongalia County, WV.  She

married Hartford J. Fordyce October 11, 1942. Hartford, a son of Joseph

and Rebecca (Rice) Fordyce, was born January 28, 1913 and died July 20,

1995 in Waynesburg, PA.

 

Children of Hartford J. and Thelma Lucille (Criss) Fordyce.

 

 732.  (1). Helen Jean             b. Sep 25 1943

         m. Edward Brewer

         m. Norbert McGinty

 

 733.  (2). Linda Kaye             b. Apr 12 1947

         m. William Wilson

 

 

635.WILMA MARCELLA CRISS    507.JOHN ELLSWORTH CRISS     227.WILLIAM A.

 CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Wilma Marcella Criss, a daughter of John Ellsworth and Rosetta Mae

(Wright) Criss, was born April 04, 1920 in Monongalia County, WV.  She

married Albert Teed Whittaker Jr. March 06, 1943 in Waynesburg  PA.

Albert, a son of Albert Teed and Ada (Williams) Whittaker, was born May

25, 1920 in Kanawha County, WV and died August 21, 1982 in Monongalia

County, WV.  Killed in a car accident, hit by a drunken driver.

     Albert served in the US Army in World War II.

 

Children of Albert Teed Jr. and Wilma Marcella (Criss) Whittaker.

 

 734.  (1). Dorothy Lee            b. Sep 04 1944

         m. Everett Ray Barr  September 25, 1965

 

 735.  (2). Janet Mae              b. Oct 20 1946

         m. Larry Blaine Tennant

 

 736.  (3). Johnny Teed            b. Jan 22 1951

         m. Sylvia Jean Sine June 26, 1971

 

 

646.WANDA KZATHRYNE CRISS    507.JOHN ELLSWORTH CRISS     227.WILLIAM A.

 CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Wanda Kathryne Criss, a Children of John Ellsworth and Rosetta Mae

(Wright) Criss, was born December 18, 1921 in Monongalia County, WV. 

She married James A. Moran Jr. October 23, 1949  in  Wadestown, WV.

James, a son of James A. and Eva (Kennedy) Moran, was born October 20,

1927 and died October 02, 1982 in Monongalia County.

 

Children of James A. and Wanda Kathryne (Criss) Moran.

 

 737.  (1). William Ray            b. Feb 19 1951

     m. Mary Elle Oswald July 18, 1975

 

 738.  (2). Carla June

     m. Johnny Sauer

 

 739.  (3). Robert Lee             d. Nov 04 1996

     m. Patricia Ann Carr September 23, 1978

 

 740.  (4). Dennis Scott           b. Dec 05 1962

     m. Laura Heldrick  October 04, 1986

 

 

647.FREDA LOUISE CRISS    507.JOHN ELLSWORTH CRISS     227.WILLIAM A.

CRISS     57.JOHN T. CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Freda Louise Criss, a daughter of John Ellsworth and Rosetta Mae

(Wright) Criss, was born May 20, 1925 in Monongalia County, WV.  She

married Joseph M. Fordyce Jr. Joseph, a son of Joseph M. and Rebecca

(Rice) Fordyce, was born January 02, 1915 in Greene County, PA and there

died January 19, 1984 .

 

Children of Joseph M. Jr. and Freda Louise (Criss) Fordyce.              

 

 741.  (1). Karen Sue              b.Oct  02 1949  d.Mar 18 1953

 

 

647.ALBERTA JEAN CRISS     507.JOHN ELLSWORTH CRISS     227.WILLIAM A.

CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS      8.MOSES S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Alberta Jean Criss, a daughter of John Ellsworth and Rosetta Mae

(Wright) Criss, was born February 11, 1930 in Monongalia County, WV. 

She married Oliver Donald Schell April 12, 1952 in Millvale, PA. Oliver,

a son of Joseph and Edna (Yeske) Schell,  was born May 11, 1929.

 

Child of Oliver Donald and Alberta Jean (Criss) Schell.

 

 742.  (1). Donna Lynn             b. Feb 18 1953

 

 

654.ISAAC WILLIAM CRISS   509.LEMACH LUTHER CRISS    227.WILLIAM A.

CRISS    57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES  S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Isaac William Criss, a son of Lemach Luther and Minnie (Siers)

Criss, died in 1982.  He married Verna Mae -------- .  She died in

Wetzel County  Hospital, Mobley, WV at Age 50.

 

Children of Isaac William and Verna Mae Criss.

 

 743.  (1). Joseph W.

 

 744.  (2). Linda

     m. -------- Delaney

 

 745.  (3). Donna Marie

 

 

655.LOUELLA CRISS    509.LEMACH LUTHER CRISS    227.WILLIAM A. CRISS

 57.JOHN T. CRISS     8.MOSES  S. CRISS      2.LEWIS CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Louella Criss, a daughter of Lemach Luther and Minnie (Siers)

Criss, married Edward Lawrence Kimble. Edward, a son of Samuel and Emma

(Jones) Kimble, was born April 10, 1910 in Oak Forest, WV and died May

16, 1975 in Monongalia County, WV.

 

Children of Edward Lawrence and Louealla (Criss) Kimble.

 

 746.  (1). Allen

     m. Lenna Spears

 

 747.  (2). Donnie

 

 748.  (3). Robert

 

675.JACOB EZRA CRISS     553.JACOB AUSTIN CRISS     309.JACOB NICOLA

CRISS    96.THOMAS JEFFERSON  CRISS    13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY

CRISS     1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jacob Ezra Criss, a son of Jacob Austin and Mary T. (Knotts) Criss,

was born in 1884 and died in 1917.  He married Hazel Lou Groves.

 

Children of Jacob Ezra and Hazel Lou (Groves) Criss.

 

749.  (1). Luna Orpha              b.       1908

 

750.  (2). Dennis Howard           b.       1909

 

751.  (3). Audis Glenn             b.       1911   d.       1976

     m. Gertrude Blanche Johnson

 

752.  (4). Elsie Merle             b.       1915

 

 

683.ELIZABETH CRESS    562.CHESTER CHARLES CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Elizabeth Cress, a daughter of Chester Charles and Maggie J. (Iden)

Cress, married Logan Myers.

 

Children of Logan and Elizabeth (Cress) Myers.

 

753.  (1). Margaret

 

754.  (2). Lloyd Logan             b.Oct 15 1918   d.   1976

         m. Norma Griffith Dec 25 1938

 

 

685.GERALD LAVERNE CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Gerald Laverne Cress, a son of Cloyd Isaac and Maud (Mayo) Cress,

was born December 10, 1897 in Washington County IA and died there June

16, 1971.  He married Birdie Maud Bryan May 17, 1920 in Omaha, NE.

 

Children of Gerald Laverne and Birdie Maud (Bryan) Cress.

 

755.  (1). Betty Arlene

     m. Robert Harold  Myers.

     m. Myron Tonton Levy Jan 23 1943

 

 

756.  (2). Richard Bryan

     m. Rose Marie Mellecker Aug 28 1951

 

 

686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY

CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS    

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Harold Mayo Cress, a son of Cloyd Isaac and Maud (Mayo) Cress, was

born May 23, 1899 in Washington County IA and died December 1984 in

Kolna, IA.  He married Ethel Faye Krebs  June 03, 1925.

 

Children of Harold Mayo and Ethel Faye (Krebs) Cress.

 

 757.  (1). Hal J.

         m. Mary Joann Helselton May 23 1953

 

 758.  (2). Don

         m. Barbara Gail McGinnis Aug 23 1953

 

 759.  (3). David Cloyd

         m. Clarene Joyce Van Zanter Aug 19 1972

 

 

687.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William Henry Cress, a son of Cloyd Isaac and Maud (Mayo) Cress,

was born March 01, 1901 in Riverside, IA and died December 16, 1972 in

Iowa City, IA.  He married Laura Elizabeth Aubrey June 21, 1922.

 

Children of William Henry and Laura Elizaberh (Aubrey) Cress.

 

 760.  (1). Shirley Ann

     m. James Goodlow Carter II

 

 761.  (2). Russell William        d.Dec 14 1991

         m.Lorna Harriet Moldenhuer Apr 27 1956

 

 

693.KATHRYN ALICE CRESS    568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Kathryn Alice Cress, a daughter of Earl Elliot and Olamae

(Derickson) Cress, was born in Ramsey County, MN. She married Leo James

Payin May 09, 1940 in Dawson, MN.

 

Children of Leo James and Kathryn Alice (Cress) Payin.

 

 762.  (1). Georgia Lee

         m. Hector Martinez-Viera  June 06, 1964 in WI

 

 763.  (2). Kathleen Michelle

         m. Donald Ralph Stein January 24, 1967 in WI

 

 764.  (3). Mary Elizabeth

         m. John C. Kellinger February 22, 1988 in TX

 

692.GEORGIA MARGARET CRESS   568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS       13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Georgia Margaret Cress, a daughter of Earl Elliot and Olamae

(Derickson) Cress, was born September 24, 1916 in Lac Qui Parle County,

MN and died April 16, 1984 in Ramsey County, MN.  She married Michael

Nicholas Thome.

 

Children of Michael Nicholas and Georgia Margaret (Cress) Thome.

 

765.  (1). Andre Michelle

 

766.  (2). Terese Kathleen

     m. William Edmund Stein

 

 

693.WILLIAM ROBERT CRESS   568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS

1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William Robert Cress, a son of Earl Elliot and Olamae (Derickson)

Cress, was born in Lac Qui Parle County, MN.  He married Hazel Marie

Martel August 19, 1945 in Clinton County, NY. Hazel was a daughter of

Isaie and Marie (Palmer) Martel.

     William married Leota Maxie Carroll July 18, 1987 in Madison, WI.

 

Children of William Robert and Hazel Marie (Martel) Cress.

 

767.  (1). William Robert Jr.

     M. Sherry Ann Georgie Aug 11 1979

 

768.  (2). Mary Kay

     m. Daniel Richard Fose May 22 1982

 

769.  (3). Carey Jane

     m. Michael Fose

 

 

694.LAVILA CRESS    568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS

 100.HENRY CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     Lavila Cress, a daughter of Earl Elliot and Olamae (Derickson)

Cress, was born in Lac Qui Parle County, MN.  She married Ralph Martin

Hatten.

 

Children of Ralph Martin and Lavila (Cress) Hatten.

 

770.  (1). William T.

     m. Carla J. Sogard  August 05, 1970

 

771.  (2). Thomas Cress

 

772.  (3). John Scott

 

 

 

751.AUDIS GLENN CRESS    96.THOMAS JEFFERSON  CRISS    13.JACOB CRESS    

3.HENRY CRISS     1. MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Audis Glenn Cress, a son of Jacob Ezra and Hazel Lou (Groves)

Criss, was born in 1911 and died in 1976.  He married Gertrude Blanche

Johnson.

 

Children of Audis Glenn and Gertrude Blanche (Johnson) Cress.

 

 773.  (1). Wanda Blanche           b.       1929   d.       1992

         m. Robert Bolyard

         m. Arthur Mckay Cobb

 

 774.  (2). Virginia Jean           b.       1931

         m. Earnest Paul Loudermilk Jr.

 

 775.  (3). Donald Carl            b.       1934

         m. Helen Virginia Westfall

 

 776.  (4). Dale Carroll           b.       1934

         m. Romona Deann Baily

 

 777.  (5). Elsie Geraldine        b.       1938

         m. James William Metz

 

 778.  (6). Dorsey Elanorita       b.       1940

      m. Larry Allen Walter

 

 779.  (7). Junior Woodrow         b.       1944

      m. Shriley Irene Cetor

 

 

755.BETTY ARLENE CRESS    685.GERALD LAVERNE CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC

 CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS      13.JACOB

CRESS    3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Betty Arlene Cress, a daughter of Gerald Laverne and Birdie Maud

(Bryan) Cress, was born in Washington County, IA.  She married Robert

Harold Myers. She married Myron Tonton Levy January 23, 1943 in

Washington County.

 

Child of Robert Harold and Betty (Cress) Myers.

 

 780. (1). Robert Allen

 

Child of Myron Tonton and Betty (Cress) [Myers] Levy.

 

 781.  (1). Andrea Lee

     m. Bob Slezak

 

 

756.RICHARD BRYAN CRESS    685.GERALD LAVERNE CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC

 CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS      13.JACOB

CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Richard Bryan Cress, a son of Gerald Laverne and Birdie Maud

(Bryan) Cress, was born in Washington County, IA.  He married Rose Marie

Mellecker August 28, 1951 in Nashua, IA.

 

Children of Richard Bryan and Rose Marie (Mellecker) Cress.

 

 782.  (1). Ronald Edward

         M. Diane Alice Marts Jun 23 1984

 

 783.  (2). Girl                   d. Aug 21 1955

 

 784.  (3). Donna Gail

         m. William Scott Crose Sep 12 1982

 

 785.  (4). Brian Richard

         m. Jane Ann Potter Sep 12 1981

 

 786.  (5). Bradley Allen

         m. Janet Baker May 25 1996

 

 

757.HAL J. CRESS    686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS

 338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS     100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Hal J. Cress, a son of Harold Mayo and Ethel Faye (Krebs) Cress,

was born in Miami, FL. He married Mary Joann Heselton May 23, 1953 in

Appleton, WI.

 

 Children of Hal J. and Mary Joann (Heselton) Cress.

 

 787.  (1). Jeffrey Hal

     m. Cyndi -----

 

 788.  (2). Kevin Bruce

     m. Marie -------

 

 789.  (3). Jennifer Lynn

     m. Howard Brinn

 

 

758.DON CRESS     686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS

338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS      100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Don Cress, a son of Harold Mayo and Ethel Faye (Krebs) Cress, was

born in Miami, FL. He married Barbara Gail McGinnis August 23, 1957.

 

Children of Don and Barbara Gail (McGinnis) Cress.

 

 790.  (1). Lori

     m. Todd Townsend

 

 791.  (2). Eric Nelson

     m. Nancy Hellenbeck

 

 792.  (3). Paul

 

 

759.DAVID CLOYD CRESS    686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS 

 338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS      100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     David Cloyd Cress, a son of Harold Mayo and Ethel Faye (Krebs)

Cress, was born in Miami, FL.  He married Clarene Joyce Van Zanten

August 19, 1972 in Iowa City, IA.

 

Children of David Cloyd and Clarene Joyce (Van Zanten) Cress.

 

 793.  (1). Carla Joy

         m. Manuel Albrran  July 18, 1998

 

 794.  (2). Clayton David          d.Mar 23 1977

 

 795.  (3). Cory David

 

 

760.SHIRLEY ANN CRESS    687.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC

CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS 

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Shirley Ann Cress, a daugher of William Henry and Laura Elizaberh

(Aubrey) Cress, was born in Washington County, She married James Goodlow

Carter II.

 

Children of James Goodlow II and Shirley Ann (Cress) Carter.

 

 796.  (1). James Goodlow

          m. Cindy Louise Jennigs August 27, 1977 in Dedham, IA.

 

 797.  (2). Laura Elizabeth

         m. Leland William Learned

 

 798.  (3). Amy Lynne

         m. William Albert Munson

 

 

761.RUSSELL WILLIAM CRESS    687.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC

 CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB

CRESS    3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Russell William Cress, a son of William Henry and Laura Elizaberh

(Aubrey) Cress, was born in Washington County, and died December 14,

1991 in Iowa City, IA. He Lorna Harriet Moldenhuer April 27, 1956 in

Charles City, IA. Lorna is a  daughter of Harry and Grace (Jensen)

Moldenhuer.

 

Children of Russell William and Lorna Harriet (Moldenhuer) Cress.

 

 799.  (1). Sherri Lynne

         m. John Hemer

 

 800.  (2). William Scott

         m. Linda Caroline Fielder Apr 14 1979

 

 801.  (3). Russell Wayne

         m. Diane Mary Head Nov 14 1981

 

 802.  (4). John Andrew

         m. Kayla Kae Krenz Jun 20 1981

 

 803.  (5). Daniel Edward

         m. Gretchen Amy Brinton

 

765.WILLIAM ROBERT CRESS JR.   702.WILLIAM ROBERT CRESS   568.EARL

ELLIOT  CRESS    338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB

CRESS    3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     William Robert Cress Jr., a son of William Robert and Hazel Marie

(Martel) Cress, was born in Eau Claire, WI.  He married Sherry Ann

Georgie  August 11, 1979 in Sun Prairie, WI.

 

Children of William Robert and Sherry Ann (Georgie) Cress.

 

 804.  (1). William Robert III

 

 805.  (2). Mathew James

 

 806.  (3). Patrick Walter

 

 807.  (4). Jonah Earl

 

 

768.MARY KAY CRESS     702.WILLIAM ROBERT CRESS   568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS

 338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Mary Kay Cress, a daughter of William Robert and Hazel Marie

(Martel) Cress, was born in Madison, WI.  She married Daniel Richard

Fose May 22, 1982 in Madison, WI. Daniel is a son of Dale and Margaret

(Horkey) Fose.

 

Children of Daniel Richard and Mary Kay (Cress) Fose.

 

 808.  (1). Nathan Daniel

 

 809.  (2). Rachel Carey

 

 810.  (3). Michael Robert

 

 

769.CAREY JANE CRESS    702.WILLIAM ROBERT CRESS   568.EARL ELLIOT CRESS

 338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS

3.HENRY  CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Carey Jane Cress, a daughter of William Robert and Hazel Marie

(Martel) Cress, was born in Madison, WI.  She married Michael Fose

November 19, 1983 in Madison, WI. Michael is a son of Dale and Margaret

(Horkey) Fose.

 

 811.  (1). Megan Hazel

 

 812.  (2). Carter Michael

 

 813.  (3). Thitney Mary

 

 

768.FREDERICK MICHAEL CRISS     616.BENJAMIN MICAHEL CRISS    479.MICHAEL BARTLETT CRISS    193.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.    46.GEORGE  FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS     7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS   1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Frederick Michael Criss, a son of Benjamin Michael and Vernza Jane

(Bail) Criss, was born December 03, 1936.  He married Ruth Ann Hypes.

 

Children of Frederick Michael and Ruth Ann (Hypes) Criss.

 

 814.  (1). Donald Charles         b. Oct 13 1966

 

 815.  (2). Doris Lynn             b. Apr 16 1972

 

 

779.JOHN WILLIAM CRISS    616.BENJAMIN MICAHEL CRISS    479.MICHAEL BARTLETT CRISS    193.GEORGE  FREDERICK WILLIAM CRISS JR.   46.GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM   CRISS    7.MICHAEL CRISS     2.LEWIS CRISS 1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     John William Criss, a son of Benjamin Michael and Vernza Jane

(Bail) Criss, was born March 24, 1941.  He married Judith Loree Olsen.

 

Children of John William and Judith Loree (Olsen) Criss.

 

 816.  (1). Anne Loree             b.Sep 05 1970

 

 817.  (2). Brian William          b.Dec 30 1972.

 

 

782.RONALD EDWARD CRESS    756.RICHARD BRYAN CRESS    685.GERALD LAVERNE CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Ronald Edward Cress, a son of Richard Bryan and Rose Marie

(Mellecker) Cress, was born in Iowa City, IA.  He married Diane Alice

Marts June 23, 1984 in Hoopeston, IL.

 

Adopted child of Ronald Edward and Diane Alice (Marts) Cress.

 

 818.  (1). Bradley Edward Raymar

     Adopted July 15 1985

 

Children of Ronald Edward and Diane Alice (Marts) Cress.

 

 819.  (1). Amber Lynn

 

 820.  (2). Megan Nicole

 

784.DONNA GAIL CRESS     756.RICHARD BRYAN CRESS    685.GERALD LAVERNE

 CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS   100.HENRY  CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Donna Gail Cress, a daughter of Richard Bryan and Rose Marie

(Mellecker) Cress, was born in Iowa  City, IA.  She married William

Scott Crose September 12, 1982 in Hoopeston, IL.

 

Children of William Scott and Donna Gail (Cress) Crose.

 

 821.  (1). Sarah Elizabeth

 

 822.  (2). Jason Russell

 

785.BRIAN RICHARD CRESS    756.RICHARD BRYAN CRESS    685.GERALD LAVERNE CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS   100.HENRY  CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Brian Richard Cress, a son of Richard Bryan and Rose Marie

(Mellecker) Cress, was born in Iowa City, IA.  He married Jane Ann

Potter September 12, 1981.

 

Child of Brian Richard and Jane Ann (Potter) Cress.

 

 823.  (1). Matthew Brian

 

 

786.BRADLEY ALLEN CRESS   756.RICHARD BRYAN CRESS    685.GERALD LAVERNE

 CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS   100.HENRY  CRESS      13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Bradley Allen Cress, a son of Richard Bryan and Rose Marie

(Mellecker) Cress, was born in Danville, IL.  He married Janet Baker May 25, 1996 in Boscastle, North Cornwall, England.

 

Child of Bradley Allen and Janet (Baker) Cress.

 

 824.  (1). Louis Edward

 

787.JEFFREY HAL CRESS    757.HAL J. CRESS    686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS     100.HENRY CRESS   13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY  CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jeffrey Hal Cress, a son of Hal J. and Mary Joann (Heselton) Cress,

was born in Denver, CO.  He married Cyndi -----------.

 

Children of Jeffrey Hal and Cyndi Cress.

 

 825.  (1). Alicia

 

 826.  (2). Selena

 

 827.  (3). Alana

 

 

788.KEVIN BRUCE CRESS     757.HAL J. CRESS    686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS        338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS     100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY  CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Kevin Bruce Cress, a son of Hal J. and Mary Joann (Heselton) Cress,

was born in Denver, CO.  He married Marie --------.

 

Children of Kevin Bruce and Marie Cress.

 

 828.  (1). Nicole

 

 829.  (2). Jason

 

 830.  (3). Caleb

 

 

789.JENNIFER LYNN CRESS     757.HAL J. CRESS    686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS   565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS     100.HENRY CRESS  

 13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY  CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Jennifer Lynn Cress, a daughter of Hal J. and Mary Joann (Heselton)

Cress, was born in Denver, CO.  She married Howard Brinn.

 

Children of Howard and Jennifer Lynn (Cress) Brinn.

 

 831.  (1). Cody Ace

 

 832.  (2). Logan Allan

 

 833.  (3). Reno Weston

 

 

791.ERIC NELSON CRESS     758.DON CRESS     686.HAROLD MAYO CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC CRESS   338.WILLIAM HENRY CRESS      100.HENRY CRESS    13.JACOB CRESS     

3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Eric Nelson Cress, a son of Don and Barbara Gail (McGinnis) Cress,

was born in Wayne, MI.  He married Nancy Hellenbeck..

 

Child of Eric Nelson and Nancy (Hellenbeck) Cress.

 

 834.  (1). Sinclair Rose

 

 

800.WILLIAM SCOTT CRESS   761.RUSSELL WILLIAM CRESS    687.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS

100.HENRY CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL

CRISS

 

     William Scott Cress, a son of Russell William and Lorna Harriet

(Moldenhuer) Cress, was born in Des Moines, IA.  He married Linda

Caroline Fielder April 14, 1979 in Webster City, IA. Linda is a daughter

of Harold and Lorraine (Whisler) Fielder.

 

Children of William Scott and Linda Caroline (Fielder) Cress.

 

 835.  (1). Adam Scott

 

 836.  (2). Elizabeth Lorna

 

 

809.RUSSELL WAYNE CRESS   761.RUSSELL WILLIAM CRESS    687.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS   100.HENRY  CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS       3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Russell Wayne Cress, a son of Russell William and Lorna Harriet

(Moldenhuer) Cress, was born in Des Moines, IA.  He married Diane Mary

Head November 14, 1981 in Oregon, IL. Diane is daughter of James and

Delores (Olson) Head.

 

Children of Russell Wayne and Diane mary (Head) Cress.

 

 837.  (1). Sarah Nicole

 

 838.  (2). Angela Diane

 

 839.  (3). Nicholas James

 

802.JOHN ANDREW CRESS    761.RUSSELL WILLIAM CRESS    687.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS   100.HENRY  CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     John Andrew Cress, a son of Russell William and Lorna Harriet

(Moldenhuer) Cress, was born in Iowa City, IA.  He married Kayla Kae

Krenz June 20, 1981.

 

Children of John Andrew and Kayla Kae (Krenz) Cress.

 

 840. (1). Abigail Ann

 

 841.  (2). Andrew Kenneth

 

 842.  (3). Joseph William

 

 843.  (4). Elyse Elinor

 

 

803.DANIEL EDWARD CRESS   761.RUSSELL WILLIAM CRESS    687.WILLIAM HENRY

 CRESS    565.CLOYD ISAAC  CRESS     338.WILLIAM HENRY  CRESS    100.HENRY  CRESS     13.JACOB CRESS      3.HENRY CRISS     1.MICHAEL CRISS

 

     Daniel Edward Cress, a son of Russell William and Lorna Harriet

(Moldenhuer) Cress, was born in Iowa  City, IA.  He married Gretchen Amy

Brinton December 28, 1985 in Iowa City. Gretchen is a daughter of

Eedward and Karen (Thelaurer) Brinton.

 

Children of Daniel Edward amd Gretchen Amy (Brinton) Cress.

 

 844.  (1). Spencer

 

 845.  (2). Emily Danielle

 

 846.  (3). Brendan Michael

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Anonymous, “Descendants of James Liteford Chevront”

“Braxton County WV Marriages 1836-1875"

Funk, Cynthia R., Letter to Don Norman Nov 2 2009

Norman, Don, Descendants of Peter Saurborn", "Descendants of John L. Stevens", “Descendants of Basil Wright”

"History of Harrison County WV" p.88

"History of Calhoun County WV 1989" p.42,158, 56

 Mollohan, Harry James, "Descendants of George Mollohan"

"Nicholas County WV History 1985" p.144

Whittaker, Sylvia, Michael Criss Descendants data base

1870, 1900 Calhoun County WV census

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