DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH MATHENY

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                    Sylvia Whittaker and Don Norman

 

1.JOSEPH MATHENY

 

    Joseph Matheny was born about 1750. He married Ann Bradley.

 

Known children of Joseph and Ann (Bradley) Matheny.

 

  2.  (1). Absolom Elijah          b.Mar 14 1776   d.Apr 15 1847

        m.Susan Criss

 

 

2.ABSOLOM ELIJAH MATHENY        1.JOSEPH MATHENY

 

    Absolom Elijah Matheny, 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). He married Susan Criss. Susan, a

daughter of Henry and Katherin Criss, was born in 1770 in Preston

County, VA (WV), and died there in 1854.

 

Children of Absolom and Susan (Criss) Mathey.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  6.  (4). Mary                    b.Preston County VA (WV)

 

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

         m. John Sisler

 

  8.  (6). Susan

 

  9.  (7). Elijah                  b.Jul 16 1818

             m.Christina Dewitt

 

9.ELIJAH MATHENY         2.ABSOLOM ELIJAH MATHENY        1.JOSEPH

MATHENY

 

    Elijah Matheny, a son of Absolom and Susan (Criss) Mathey, was born

July 16, 1818 in Preston County, Va (WV).  He married Christina DeWitt.

 

Children of Elijah and Christina (DeWitt) Matheny.

 

 10.  (1). Elijah                  B.c.     1845

     m.Clementina Parsons Mar 26 1870

 

 11.  (2). John                    b. Preston County, Va (WV)

              m. Mahala Wolf

 

 12.  (3). George                  b. Preston County, Va (WV).

 

 13.  (4). Joseph Marcellus        b. Preston County, Va (WV).

 

 14.  (5). Harmon Brooks           b. Preston County, Va (WV)

 

 15.  (6). Rebecca                 b. Preston County, Va (WV)

            m. Elijah Bishop

 

 16.  (7). Joanna K.               b. Preston County, Va (WV)

    m. Ezra Haartsel

 

 17.  (8). Rachel                  b. Preston County, Va (WV)

    m. Thomas Howard

 

 18.  (9). Mary A.                 b. Preston County, Va (WV)

            m. Thomas Martin

 

 19. (10). Susan                   b. Preston County, Va (WV)

           m. John Feather

 

10.JOSEPH MARCELLUS ELIJAH MATHENY      9.ELIJAH MATHENY

2.ABSOLOM  ELIJAH MATHENY        1.JOSEPH  MATHENY

 

    Joseph Marcellus Elijah Matheny, a son of Elijah and Christina

(DeWitt) Matheny, was born about 1845 in Preston County, Va (WV).  He

married Clementina Parsons March 26, 1870 in Preston County,  By Rev

Joseph B Feather. She was born June 13, 1846 in Randolph County VA.

     Joseph M. Matheny had a few short terms of subscription school. In

1861 he enlisted in Company B of the Fourth W. Va. Cavalry, under Capt.

Jeremiah Simpson and Col. Sam Snider. From Wheeling, WV, the regiment

went to Parkersburg, WV,  then to New Creek or Keyser, WV, and for the

greater part of the war the regiment was broken up into squads for guard

duty. Mr. Matheny was with his comrades at Moorefield WV when the

surrender at Appomattox occurred, and he was then sent back to Wheeling

and honorably discharged in July, 1865. He was once wounded while in the

army, a bullet striking his left shin. Mr. Matheny has for many years

been identified with his old comrades in the Grand Army Post.

     After the war he resumed farming at Valley Point, and after his

marriage lived at the place now occupied by David Bishop and for a year

conducted a grist and saw mill near Kingwood. For a dozen years after

that he was a farmer and stock raiser in the Sugar Valley community and

then moved to a farm near Terra Alta where after thirteen years of labor

and activity he turned over the farm and all hard work to a younger

generation and retired to enjoy his well-deserved leisure in Terra Alta.

Joseph M. Matheny has always voted as a republican and cast his first

vote while in the army for Abraham Lincoln. He has done a great deal of

jury service in the county. He and his wife have long been active in the

Methodist Church, and he has been a trustee and one of the builders of

the Sugar Valley Church.

 

Children of Joseph and Clementina (Parsons) Matheny.

 

 20.  (1). Clarence M.

         m. Susan Skunk

 

 21.  (2). Troy M.

     M.Susan Trickett

 

21.TROY M. MATHENY  10.JOSEPH MARCELLUS ELIJAH MATHENY      9.ELIJAH

 MATHENY             2.ABSOLOM  ELIJAH MATHENY        1.JOSEPH  MATHENY

 

     Troy M. Matheny, a son of Joseph Marcellus Elijah and Clementina

(Parsons) Matheny, was born in Preston County, Va (WV).  He married

Susan Trickett.

 

Children of Troy and Susan (Trickett) Matheny.

 

 22.  (1). Herbert

 

 23.  (2). Regina

 

 24.  (3). Evelyn

 

 25.  (4). Clyde

     m. Margaret Miller

 

 26.  (5). Russell

     m. Jessie Taylor

 

 

25.CLYDE MATHENY    21.TROY M. MATHENY  10.JOSEPH MARCELLUS ELIJAH

 MATHENY      9.ELIJAH  MATHENY             2.ABSOLOM  ELIJAH MATHENY   

1.JOSEPH  MATHENY

 

     Clyde Matheny , a son of Troy and Susan (Trickett) Matheny, married

Margaret Miller.

 

Children of Clyde and Margaret (Miller) Matheny.

 

 27.  (1). Lloyd

 

 28.  (2). George

 

 

26.RUSSELL MATHENY     21.TROY M. MATHENY  10.JOSEPH MARCELLUS ELIJAH

 MATHENY      9.ELIJAH  MATHENY             2.ABSOLOM  ELIJAH MATHENY   

 1.JOSEPH  MATHENY

 

     Russell Matheny, a son of Troy and Susan (Trickett) Matheny,

married Jessie Taylor.

 

Children of Russell and Jessie (Taylor) Matheny.

 

 29.  (1). Willis

 

 30.  (2). Ruth

 

 31.  (3). Ellsworth

 

 32.  (4). Daisy

     m. Daniel J. Wotrinf Jun 11 1907

 

32.DAISY MATHENY       26.RUSSELL MATHENY     21.TROY M. MATHENY 

10.JOSEPH

 MARCELLUS ELIJAH  MATHENY      9.ELIJAH  MATHENY             2.ABSOLOM 

ELIJAH

 MATHENY         1.JOSEPH  MATHENY

 

     Daisy Matheny, a daughter of Russell and Jessie (Taylor) Matheny,

married Daniel

L. Wotring June 11, 1907 in Preston County, WV. 

    

Child of Daniel L. and Daisy (Matheny) Wotring.

 

                                    33.  (1). Joseph                  b.

Jul 21 1911.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Whittaker, Sylvia, "Descendants of Michael Criss"