DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC MESSENGER

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                              Don Norman

 

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Isaac Messenger was born in Hartford County CT March 29, 1717 and

died thre June 3, 1801. He married Hahhah Alford. Hannah was born March

29, 1724 and died January 28, 1811.

 

Known children of Isaac and Hannah (Alford) Messenger.

 

  2.  (1). Abner                   b.       1760   d.Mar  4 1845

         m.Abigail Pike

 

 

2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Abner Messenger, a son of Isaac and Hannah (Alford) Messenger, was

botrn in Hartford County CT in 1760 and died in Preston County VA March

4, 1845. He married Abigail Pike. Abigail, a daughter of Samuel Pike,

was born in Hartford County in 1762.

 

Known children of Abner and Abigail (Pike) Messenger.

 

  3.  (1). Roswell                 b.       1790   d.       1852

         m.Mary Mason

         m.Sarah Hewitt  1810

 

 

3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Roswell Messenger, a son of Abner Messenger, was born in Hartford

County CT in 1790 and died in Gilmer County VA (WV) in 1852. He

married Mary Mason. Mary died before 1810. Rosewell married Sarah Hewitt

in Monongalia County VA in 1810.  Sarah, a daughter of Charles Jr. and

Sarah Ann (Pierce) Hewitt, was born in PA in 1792 and died in Gilmer

County January 30, 1854.

 

Children of Roswell and Mary (Mason) Messenger.

 

  4.  (1). son                     b.c.     1805

 

Children of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger.

 

  5.  (1). Miranda                 b.c.     1814

         m.Levi Hewitt

 

  6.  (2). William                 b.Aug    1815

         m. Emily ------

 

  7.  (3). Hira                    b.c.     1816   d.       1850

         m.Mary Ridenour

         m.Anna Shaffer

 

  8.  (4). girl                    b.c.     1820

 

  9.  (5). Alpheus                 b.c.     1820

         m.Margaret Nine

 

 10.  (6). Elsie                   b.c      1822

         m.William Riley

 

 11.  (7). John                    b.c.     1823

         m.Nancy Elizabeth Burke

         m.Summerville Pencetha Putnam Sep 15 1870

 

 12.  (8). Henry Manville          b.c.     1826   d.Jul 26 1864

         m.Sarah Ann Keith Jan  4 1853

 

 13.  (9). Abner                   b.c.     1831

         m.Emily Jane Collins

 

 14. (10). Mary                    b.c.     1832

 

 15. (11). Roswell Jr.             b.c.     1834

         m.Margaret Jane Keith Jan 5 1854

 

 16. (12). Peter                   b.May  8 1836   d.Oct 25 1923

         m.Mary E. Carson

 

 17. (13). Sarah                   b.c.     1839

         m.Warren Carson

 

 

5.MIRANDA MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Miranda Messenger, a daughter of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt)

Messenger, was born in Monongalia County VA (WV) about 1814. She married

Levi Hewitt. Levi was born in Hampshire County NJ about 1810. The family

apparently moved from Preston County VA (WV) to Gilmer County VA (WV)

about 1844.

 

Children of Levi and Miranda (Messenger) Hewitt.

 

 18.  (1). Joseph                  b.Mar  3 1837

         m.Mahalia Norman

 

 19.  (2). Sarah                   b.c.     1836

 

 20.  (3). Roswell Gideon          b.Feb    1838

         m.Nancy Ellen White

 

 21.  (4). Levi                    b.c.     1840

 

 22.  (5). Angeline                b.c.     1842

         m.----- Bush

 

 23.  (6). Elsa                    b.c.     1843

 

 24.  (7). Margaret                b.c.     1844

 

 25.  (8). John                    b.c.     1849   d.young ?

 

 26.  (9). Emily                  b.c.     1851

 

 27. (10). Jacob A.J.              b.c      1854

 

 28. (11). Charles L.              b.c.     1857

 

 

6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

NOTE: This family is not proven.

William Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in VA in August 1815. He married Emily ----. Emily was born in VA about 1816 and died in Gilmer County WV between 1880 and 1900. William is listed in the 1900 Gilmer County WV census in the household of his son, Pulaski M.C. Messenger.

 

Known children of William and Emily Messenger.

 

 29.  (1). Pulaski Mc                     b. Feb      1837

          m. Pheba -----

 

 30.  (2). Jasper D.                      b.c.        1839

          m. Susan -----

 

 31.  (3). John J.                        b.c.        1841

 

 32.  (4). William E.                     b.c.        1846

          m. Julia Ann -----

 

 33.  (5). Roswell H.                     b.c.        1848

         m. Malinda H. Carson

 

7.HIRA MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC

MESSENGER

 

    Hira Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was

born in Preston County VA about 1816 and died in Fayette County PA in

1850. He married Mary Ridenour. Mary, a daughter of Martin and Anna

Marie (Miller) Ridenour, was born in Preston County VA about 1818 and 

died in Fayette County about 1848. Hira married Anna Shaffer. Anna was

born in Fayette County January 24, 1825 and died in Westmorland County

PA January 2, 1911.

 

Children of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger.

 

 34.  (1). Elsie                   b.Jan 25 1838

         m.George "Dutch" Miller

 

 35.  (2). Sarah                   b.c.     1844

         m.------ Stahl

 

 36.  (3). Hira Quinter            b.c.     1845   d.Apr 1891

         m.Margaret D. McWhorter Sep 29 1867

 

 37.  (4). Mary Elizabeth          b.Sep  9 1846   d.Apr  8 1925

         m.Saul Bobbs Snyder Mar  8 1865

 

 

9.ALPHEUS MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Alpheus "Alpha" Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt)

Messenger, was born in Preston County VA about 1820. He married Margaret

Nine. Margaret was born in VA about 1824.

 

Known children of Alpheus and Margaret (Nine) Messenger.

 

 38.  (1). Henry S.                b.c.     1845

         m.Susan -----

 

 39.  (2). Susan K.                b.c.     1848

 

 40.  (3). John W.                 b.c.     1851

         m.Elsie -----

 

 41.  (4). Margaret                b.c.     1857

 

 

10.ELSIE MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Elsie Messenger, a daughter of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA about 1822. She married William Riley.

William was born in VA about 1822.

 

Children of William and Elsie (Messenger) Riley.

 

 42.  (1). Sarah                   b.c.     1848

 

 43.  (2). Mercy                   b.c.     1849

 

 

11.JOHN MESSENGER     3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    John Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was

born in Preston County VA (WV) about 1823.  He married Nancy Burke.

Nancy was born in Greenbrier County VA (WV) about 1828 and died in

Gilmer County VA (WV) about 1869.  John married Summerville Pencetha

"Pensey" (Putman) Summerville in Gilmer County September 15, 1870. 

Pensey, a daughter of John and Sophia (Creel) Putman, was born was born

in Fauquier County VA July 9, 1838.

 

Children of John and Nancy (Burke) Messenger.

 

 44.  (1). William Henry           b.c.     1850

         m. Martha Ann Frymier Dec 1 1874

 

 45.  (2). Rebecca J.              b.c.     1852

         m. Napoleon B. Floyd Oct 31, 1876 Gilmer County WV

 

 46.  (3). Emily Malinda           b. Jul   1855

         m. Simon Peter Bush Nov  3 1886

 

 47.  (4). Catherine L.            b.c.     1860

 

 48.  (5). Robert M.               b.c.     1861

         m. Sarah E. Collins Apr 23 1885

 

 49.  (6). Frances Elizabeth       b. Apr   1866

         m. Samuel E. McHenry Apr 4 1889 Gilmer County WV

         m. William H. Collins Aug 13 1908  Gilmer County WV

 

 50.  (7). Malissa Alice           b.       1867   d.       1896

         m. William H. Ratliff Apr 10 1887

 

Known children of John and Peney C. (Putman) [Summerville] Messenger.

 

 51.  (1). Florinda                b.c.     1873

         m. Luther Collins March 30 1893 Gilmer County WV

 

12.HENRY MANVILLE MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Henry Manville Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt)

Messenger, was born in VA about 1826 and died in Andersonville, GA

July 26, 1864. He married Sarah Ann "Sally" Keith January 4, 1853.

Sarah, a daughter of Mahonas Emanuel and Margaret (McCray) Keith, was

born in VA about 1832.

    Henry was arrested by Confederate sympathizers during the Civil

War because of his refusal to serve in Confederate forces and was

confined in Andersonville prison, where he died.

    Sarah married Christian Smith in Gilmer County October 14, 1869 and is listed in his household in the 1880 Gilmer County WV census.

 

Children of Henry Manville and Sarah Ann "Sally" (Keith) Messenger.

 

 52.  (1). Sarah Margaret          b.Oct 10 1854   d.Sep 13 1940

         m.John M. Putman Oct 31 1872

 

 53.  (2). William M.              b.c.     1855   d.Sep    1936

         m. Gay Piercy Apr 8 1882

 

 54.  (3). Benjamin Stickley       b.Sep 27 1858   d.Oct  1 1943

         m.Margaret Victoria Piercy  Nov  6 1881

 

 

13.ABNER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER   

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Abner Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA (WV) about 1831.  He married Emily Jane

Collins. Emily was born in Lewis County VA (WV) about 1834.

 

Children of Abner and Emily Jane (Collins) Messenger.

 

 55.  (1). William Lafayette       b.c.     1853

 

 56.  (2). Sarah Elizabeth         b. Jan   1855

         m. George Washington Coberly Jun 1877 Gilmer County WV

 

 57.  (3). John F.                 b.c.     1855

         m. Sarah A. Ratliff Oct 25 1877

 

 58.  (4). Isaac W.                b.c.     1857

         m. Sophia J. Ratliff May 10 1879

   m. Victoria King  Gilmer County WV Oct 14 1897

 

 59.  (5). Mary Miranda            b.       1861   d.       1917

         m. William Samuel Kirkpatrick Apr 25 1897

 

 60.  (6). Anna S.                 b.c.     1861

 

 61.  (7). Margaret E.             b.c.     1866                               

 

 62.  (8). Emily Marella           b. Jul   1876

         m. Francis M. Canfield Mar 31 1895 Gilmer county WV

 

15.ROSWELL MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Roswell Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA (WV) about 1834.  He married Margaret Jane Keith in Gilmer County VA Janaury 5, 1854. Margaret, a daughter of Manuel and Margaret Keith, was born in was born in Lewis County about 1837.

 

Children of Roswell and Margaret Messenger.

 

 63.  (1). Sarah M.E.              b.c.     1858

 

 

16.PETER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Peter Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA (WV) May 8, 1836 and died in Gilmer County

WV October 25, 1923.  He married Mary E. Carson in Gilmer County WV April 22, 1869.  Mary was born in Augusta County VA September 4, 1835 and died in Gilmer County September 26, 1866.

    Peter listed with 23 year old wife Mary Frances in the 1880 Gilmer County WV census. Mary was born in VA in Febraury 1857. They are listed in thr 1900 Gilmer County WV census. They had been married 21 years and Mary was childless.

    Peter married Victoria Messenger in Gilmer County January 5, 1907. Victoria was born in WV about 1877.

 

Children of Peter and Mary E. (Carson) Messenger.

 

 64.  (1). Nancy E.                b.c.     1856

 

 65.  (2). Sarah M. “Maggie”       b.c.     1857

          m. ----- Layfield

          m. Elliot O. Townsend Feb  2 1896 Gilmer County WV

     

 66.  (3). Alpha E.                b.c.     1863

         m. Bell Piercy 24  Sep 22 1886

 

 67.  (4). Ulysses S.              b.Jan  4 1865   d.Jan 10 1901

         m. Emily M. Jeffries 19 Jan 7 1886

 

 68.  (5). Malinda Ellen           b.Nov 22 1867   d.       1959

         m.Orlando P. Lough

 

 69.  (6). James W.                b.c.     1871

         M. Emma D. Rollins Aug 30 1891

 

 70.  (7). Rufus Scott             b.c.     1875

         m. Icy H. Townsend Sep 3 1895

 

29.PULASKI MC MESSENGER   6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Pulaski Mc Messenger, a son of William and Emily Messenger, was born in

Va in February 1837. He married Pheba -----. Pheba was born in VA in August 1840. They are listed in the 1880 and 1900 Gilmer County WV census. In 1900, they had been married 41 years. Pheba was the mother of 13 children, with 10 living.

 

Known children of Pulaski Mc and Pheba Messenger.

 

 71.  (1). Emily                          b.c.    1861

 

 72.  (2). Sarah E.                       b.c.    1862

 

 73.  (3). William Mc                     b.c.    1863

 

 74.  (4). Daniel M.                      b.c.    1866

         m. Bell Carpenter Oct 20 1889

 

 75.  (5). James D.                       b.c.    1867

 

 76.  (6). George W.                      b.c.    1871

         m. Eliza A. Fincham

 

 77.  (7). Phebe A.                       b.c.    1873

 

 78.  (8). Simon Peter                    b. Feb  1877

 

 79.  (9). Mary J.                        b.c.  1879

 

 80. (10). Spencer                        b. Jan   1882

 

 81. (11). Columbus                       b. Nov   1883

 

30.JASPER D. MESSENGER    6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Jasper D. Messenger, a son of William and Emily Messenger, was born in VA in February 1839. He married Susan C. ----. Susan was born in VA in April 1856. They are listed in the 1880 and 1900 Gilmer County WV census. In 1900, they had been married 39 years.

 

Known children of Jasper D. and Susan C. Messenger.

 

 82.  (1). William                        b.c.     1862

 

 83.  (2). John                           b.c.     1863

 

 84.  (3). Emily                          b.c.     1866

 

 85.  (4). Charles                        b.c.     1870

 

 86.  (5). Albert                         b. Nov   1870

          m. Martha E. Snider Oct 10 1891

          m. Rosalie Richards Mar 30 1904

 

 87.  (6). Homer                          b.c.     1874

 

 88.  (7). Mary                           b.c.     1876

 

 89.  (8). Sarah                          b.c.     1878

 

 90.  (9). Baby (f)                       b.c.     1879

 

 91. (10). Kifford                        b. Nov   1882

 

 92. (11). Mathaias                       b. Feb   1886

 

32.WILLIAM E. MESSENGER    6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

William E. Messenger, a son of William and Emily Messenger, was born in VA in September 1838. He married Julia Ann -----.  Julia was born in Va in October 1857. They are listed in the 1880 and 1900 Gilmer County WV census. In 1900, they had been married 22 years. Julia was the mother of 12 children with 10 living.

 

Known children of William E. and Julia Ann Messenger.

 

 93.  (1). Rosa                           b. Apr      1878

 

 94.  (2). Emily                          b. Apr      1884

 

 95.  (3). Effie L.                       b. Sep      1886

 

 96.  (4). Robert                         b. Sep      1887

 

 97.  (5). Gertrude                       b. Sep      1887

 

 98.  (6). William M.                     b. Dec      1889

 

 99.  (7). Okey                           b. Apr      1891

 

100.  (8). Nettie                         b. Mar      1894

 

101.  (9). Jessie                         b. Dec      1895

 

102. (10). Clemons                        b. May      1898

 

34.ELSIE MESSENGER    7.HIRA MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER

MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Elsie Messenger, a daughter of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA January 25, 1838 and died March 2, 1920.

She married George "Dutch" Miller in Gilmer County VA July 22, 1856.

George was born in Bavaria April 20, 1820 and died in Gilmer County WV

November 9, 1910.  He came to PA from Germany about 1835 and came from

PA to Gilmer County VA (WV) March 18, 1852.

 

Children of George "Dutch" and Sarah Elsie (Messenger) Miller.

 

103.  (1). Roswell                 b.Jun  4 1857   d.Dec  4 1928

         m.Tabitha Cathern See Sep 25 1881

 

104.  (2). Catherine               b.       1859

         m.Wesley Divers Nov 17 1878

 

105.  (3). John Albert             b.Dec 31 1861   d.       1935

         m.Margaret Ellen Heckert Mar 2 1888

 

106.  (4). Mary E.                 b.       1866

         m.John Lytle  Jun 1 1884

 

107.  (5). Charles R.              b.       1872

         m.Emma Edwards  Feb 13 1896

 

 

36.HIRA QUINTER MESSENGER    7.HIRA MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER   

2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Hira Quinter Messenger, a son of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA about 1845 and died April 18, 1891. He

married Margaret D. McWhorter in Lewis County WV September 29, 1867.

Margaret, a daughter of Henry and Hannah McWhorter, was born in Lewis

County January 2, 1847.

 

Children of Hira Quinter and Margaret D. (McWhorter) Messenger.

 

108.  (1). Mary Alma               b.Mar  3 1870

         m.Erastus Davis Oct 23 1925

 

109.  (2). Augusta L.              b.Apr 14 1872   d.Oct    1906

 

110.  (3). Eva Gertrude            b.Jun 10 1873

         m.William Hague 1912

 

111.  (4). Joseph McWhorter        b.Dec 29 1875   d.Apr 10 1925

         m.Daisy Thornburg  1902

 

112.  (5). Emma Hannah             b.Apr 109 1878  d.Mar 26 1926

         m.Mattew Misser Mar 27 1904

 

113.  (6). Sarah L.                b.Jun 11 1880   d.May    1881

 

114.  (7). Frona                   b.Sep 20 1882   d.       1931

         m.Frederick Waugh

 

115.  (8). Verna Messenger         b.Sep 22 1887

         m.S. Conway Beech

 

 

37.MARY ELIZABETH MESSENGER    7.HIRA MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER

 2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Mary Elizabeth Messenger, a daughtetr of Hira and Mary (Ridenour)

Messenger, was born in Preston County VA September 9, 1846 and died in

Westmoreland County PA April 8, 1925. She married Saul Bobbs Snyder in

Fayette County PA March 8, 1865. Saul was born in Fayette County

February 14, 1838 adnd doed in Westmoreland County May 16, 1907.

 

Children of Saul Bobbs and Mary Elizabeth (Messenger) Snyder.

 

116.  (1). Mary Catherine "Kate"   b.Jul 17 1866   d.Feb 11 1942

         m.Francis Marion Wilson Mar 29 1900

 

117.  (2). Sadie M.                b.Dec 11 1867   d.Dec 23 1867

 

118.  (3). Sarah Jane "Jennie"     b.Mar  2 1869   d.Jan 26 1898

         m.William R. Nedwill Jun 16 1888

 

119.  (4). Lewis Messenger         b.May 26 1871   d.Nov 17 1935

         m.Ellen E. Hemminger Jul 13 1894

         m.Carrie Elizabeth Burnsworth Feb 7 1908

 

120.  (5). Anna Margaret           b.May 18 1873   d.Jun 27 1940

         m.Frank Morehead Leeper Jan 15 1893

 

121.  (6). William James           b.Sep 10 1875   d.May  8 1944

         m.Luella Margaret Shaffer Jun 27 1906

 

122.  (7). David Wimer             b.Apr 11 1877   d.Sep    1959

         m.Ada Catherine Reese Jun 18 1897

 

123.  (8). John Martin             b.May  1 1879   d.Dec 15 1954

         m.Daisy hannah Shaffer Jul 9 1904

 

124.  (9). Jacob Harry             b.Oct  8 1881   d.c.     1936

         m.Florence Jane Dillon m.Nov 5 1908

         m.Etta May Fry Jun 22 1920

 

125. (10). Grover V.               b.       1883

 

126. (11). Elmer Francis Clinton   b.Mar  7 1886

         m.Lula Thursday Daniels Aug 20 1910

 

 

38.HENRY S. MESSENGER    9.ALPHEUS MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER   

2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Henry S. Messenger, a son of Alpheus and Margaret (Nine) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA about 1845. He married Susan ----. Susan

was born in VA about 1848.

 

Children of Henry S. and Susan Messenger.

 

127.  (1). Alpha E.                b.c.     1868

 

128.  (2). Margaret M.             b.c.     1870

 

129.  (3). Mary                    b.c.     1872

 

130.  (4). Charles O.              b.c.     1876

 

 

40.JOHN W. MESSENGER    9.ALPHEUS MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER   

2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    John W. Messenger, a son of Alpheus and Margaret (Nine) Messenger,

was born in Preston County VA about 1851. He married Elsie -----.  Elsie

was born in VA about 1846.

 

Children of John W. and Elsie Messenger.

 

131.  (1). Edwin C.                b.c.     1875

 

132.  (2). Ruphas L.               b.c.     1876

 

 

44.WILLIAM HENRY MESSENGER    11.JOHN MESSENGER     3.ROSWELL MESSENGER

2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    William Henry Messenger, a son of John and Nancy (Burke) Messenger,

was born in VA about 1850.  He married Martha Ann Frymier.  Martha, a

daughter of William and Eliza (Crites) Frymyer, was born in VA in

1858.

 

Known children of William Henry and Martha Ann (Frymier) Messenger.

 

133.  (1). Emma Lieutetia          b.Mar 14 1878

         m.William Henry Lynch

 

 

49.FRANCES ELIZABETH MESSENGER   11.JOHN MESSENGER     3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER   1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Frances Elizabeth Messenger, a daughter of John and Nancy (Burke) Messenger, was born in Gilmer county WV in April 1866. She married Samuel E. McHenry in Gilmer County April 4, 1889. Samuel, a son of Randolph C. and Barbara McHenry was born in July 1867. The couple divorced and Frances married William H. Collins in Gilmer County August 13, 1908. William was born in VA about 1860.

 

Known children of Samuel E. and Frances Elizabeth (Messenger) McHenry.

 

134.  (1). John R.                  b. Dec   1888

 

135.  (2). Flossie A.               b. Mar   1891

 

136.  (3). Letcher                  b. Jan   1893

 

137.  (4). Viola G.                 b. Sep   1894

 

138.  (5). Itola                    b. Sep  1894

 

 

52.SARAH MARGARET MESSENGER    12.HENRY MANVILLE MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL

MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Sarah Margaret Messenger, a daughter of Henry Manville and Sarah Ann

"Sally" (Keith) Messenger, was born in Lewis County VA October 10, 1854

and died in Gilmer County September 13, 1940. She married John M. Putman

in Gilmer County October 3, 1872. John, a son of John and Sophia (Creel)

Putnam, was born in Fauquier County VA September 19, 1845 and died in

Gilmer County WV July 13, 1932.

 

Children of John M. and Sarah Margaret (Messenger) Putman.

 

139.  (1). Charles                b.       1873

 

140.  (2). Naoma                  b.       1878

 

141.  (3). Stephen                b.       May    1881

 

 

54.BENJAMIN STICKLEY MESSENGER    12.HENRY MANVILLE MESSENGER

3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

    Benjamin Stickley Messenger, a son of Henry Manville and Sarah Ann

"Sally" (Keith) Messenger, was born in Gilmer County VA (WV) September

27, 1858 and died there October 1. 1943.  He married Margaret Victoria

Piercy in Gilmer County November 6, 1881.  Margaret, a daughter of

Patterson and Mary E. Piercy, was born in VA October 31, 1856 and died

in Gilmer County February 24, 1936.

 

Children of Benjamin Stickley and Margaret Victoria (Piercy)

Messenger.

 

142.  (1). Orpah Forester Ann     b.Dec 30 1885   d.Oct 25 1979

 

143.  (2). Sarah Audrey            b.Mar 23 1889   d.Nov 29 1890

 

144.  (3). Russell Jay             b.Nov 19 1891   d.Aug 22 1985

 

145.  (4). Mary Hilda              b.Jan 13 1896

         m.------ Skinner

 

57.JOHN F. MESSENGER  13.ABNER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER  1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

John F. Messenger, a son of Abner and Emily Jane (Collins) Messenger, was born in VA in 1855. He married Sarah A. Ratliff in Gilmer County WV October 25, 1877. Sarah, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Putnam) Ratliff, was born in VA in 1859.

 

Known child of John F. and Sarah A. (Ratliff) Messenger.

 

146.  (1). Cordelia                 b.c.     1879

 

 

58.ISAAC W. MESSENGER   13.ABNER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER

MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Isaac W. Messenger, a son of Abner and Emily Jane (Collins) Messenger, was born in VA about 1857. He married Sophia J. Ratliff in Gilmer County WV May 10, 1879. Sophia, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Putnam) Ratliff was born in VA about 1862 and died between September 1889 and October 1897.

Isaac married Victoria King in Gilmer County October 14, 1897. Victoria, a daughter of John and Nancy King, was born in WV in May 1869.

 

Known children of Isaac W. and Sophia J. (Ratliff) Messenger.

 

147.  (1). Blanche                  b. Jan      1881

 

148.  (2). Sarah E.                 b. Aug      1884

 

149.  (3). Lona                     b. Mar      1887

 

150.  (4). Roma                     b. Sep      1889

 

59.MARY MIRANDA MESSENGER   13.ABNER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Mary Miranda Messenger, a daughter of Abner and Emily Jane (Collins) Messenger, was born in 1861 and died in 1917. She married  William Samuel Kirkpatrick in Gilmer County April 25, 1897. William, a son of James and Jane Kirkpatrick, was born in Gilmer County WV in 1857 and died in 1913.

 

Known child of William Samuel and Mary Miranda (Messenger) Kirkpatrick.

 

151.  (1). Samuel Russell          b. Jan 13 1909     d.Sep  6 1978

         m. Margaret Virginia McClung (Aug 31 1902-Jul 9 1969)   

 

62.EMILY MARELLA MESSENGER  13.ABNER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Emily Marella Messenger, a daughter of Abner and Emily Jane (Collins) Messenger, was born July 16, 1876 and died April 6, 1963. She married Francis Marion “Frank” Canfield March 31, 1895 in Gilmer county WV. Francis, a son of Cyrus Canfield, was born November 18, 1872 and died November 16, 1959.

 

Children of Francis Marion  and Marella (Messenger) Canfield.

 

152.  (1). Mary J.                 b.       1895   d.       1895

 

153.  (2). Emsy Rozilla           b.Apr 10 1897   d.Jun 17 1973

         m.Arthur Wellington Tomblin Jun 20 1916

 

154.  (3). Lillie O'Dessa          b.       1900   d.       1957

         m.Edward Bodkin

 

155.  (4). Evelyn Mazy             b.       1903   d.       1989

         m.Temple O. Moss

         m.Leroy Spade

 

156.  (5). Isaac William "Ike"     b.Sep 30 1906   d.Jun  1 1989

         m.Mary Marie Barker Nov 17 1928

 

157.  (6). Azalean Viola           b.Sep  9 1909

         m.Lyman Mayfield Sep 8 1928

 

158.  (7). Russell Rufus           b.Dec 10 1911   d.Oct 16 2001

         m. Ruby McClung

         m. R. Eileen Hudnut

 

159.  (8). Ruth Corene             b.       1913

         m.Leon Keith

 

 

65.SARAH M. MESSENGER  16.PETER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER

MESSENGER   1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Sarah M. “Maggie” Messenger, a daughter of Peter and Mary E. (Carson) Messenger, was born in Gilmer County in April 1857 and died there after 1930. She married ---- Layfield about 1882.He apparently died and Sarah married Elliot O. Townsend in Gilmer County WV February 2, 1896.

Elliot, a son of Daniel S. and Nancy P. (Stout) Townsend, was born in VA in June 1844. He married Zelphia Ellender Piercy in Gilmer County WV October 23, 1870. Zelphia, a daughter of Patterson and Mary E. (Coberly) Piercy, was born in Gilmer county about 1854 and died there before 1896.

Sarah is listed as “Sarah M. Townsend” in the 1930 Gilmer County WV census. She is a 72 year old widow.

 

Known children of ------ and Sarah M. “Maggie” (Messenger) Layfield.

 (Step children of Elliot O. Townsend.)

 

160.  (1). Frank                   b. Dec   1883

 

161.  (2). Alpha                   b. Nov   1888

 

162.  (3). Lorena Vaney            b. Nov   1891

         m. Otis Stump Aug 29 1909 Gilmer County WV

 

163.  (4). Arlene                  b. Oct   1892

         m. I.H. Franklin Sep  5 1915 Gilmer County WV

         m. Marion S. Frasure Jul 1 1926 Gilmer County WV

 

Known children of Elliot O. and Zelphia Ellender (Piercy) Townsend.

 (Step children of Sarah M. “Maggie” (Messenger) [Layfield] Townsend.

 

164.  (1). Cordelia B.             b.c.     1872

 

165.  (2). Okey B.                 b.c.     1875

 

166.  (3). Icy H.                  b.c.     1879

 

Known children of Elliot O. and Sarah “Maggie” (Messenger) [Layfield] Townsend.

 

167.  (1). Nina                    b. Apr   1899

 

66.ALPHA E. MESSENGER    16.PETER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER

MESSENGER   1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Alpha E. Messenger, a son of Peter and Mary E. (Carson) Messenger, was born in VA in December 1862. He married Bell D. Piercy in Gilmer County WV September 22, 1886. Bell was born in VA in August 1860.

 

Known children of Alpha E. and Bell D. (Piercy) Messenger.

 

168.  (1). Aubery                   b. May      1894

 

169.  (2). Earl                     b. Feb      1898

 

68.MALINDA ELLEN MESSENGER   16.PETER MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER   1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Malinda Ellen Messenger, a daughter of Peter and Mary E. (Carson) Messenger, was born November 22, 1867 and died in 1959. She married Orlando P. Lough in Gilmer County September 2, 1888. Orlando, a son of George F. and Rachel A. Lough, was born in VA in November 1858.

 

Known children of Orlando P. and Malinda Ellen (Messenger) Lough.

 

170.  (1). Peter P.                 b. May      1890

 

171.  (2). Jesse C.                 b. Mar      1891

 

172.  (3). Nevada                   b. Jun      1892

 

173.  (4). Charles P.               b. Mar      1896

 

174.  (5). Hubert John              b. Oct      1899

 

73.WILLIAM MC MESSENGER   29.PULASKI MC MESSENGER   6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

William Mc Messenger, a son of Pulaski Mc and Pheba Messenger, was born in OH in June 1863. He married Martha ----. Martha was born in WV in August 1873. They are listed in the 1900 Gilmer County WV census. They had been married 6 years. Martha is the mother of 2 children.

 

Known children of William Mc and Martha Messenger.

 

175.  (1). Phoeba                   b. Nov     1895

 

176.  (2). Sarah C.                 b. Nov     1897

 

74.DANIEL M. MESSENGER   29.PULASKI MC MESSENGER   6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Daniel M. Messenger, a son of Pulaski Mc and Pheba Messenger, was born in OH in June 1866. He married Belle Carpenter in Gilmer County WV October 20, 1889. Belle was born in WV in June 1868. They are listed in the 1900 Gilmer County WV census. They had been married 11 years. Belle was the mother of 4 children.

 

Known children of Daniel M. and Belle (Carpenter) Messenger.

                       

177.  (1). Vermontie H. (m)         b. Apr      1891

 

178.  (2). Amos S.                  b. May      1894

 

179.  (3). Florence O.              b. Jun      1896

 

180.  (4). Frederick A.             b. Jan      1899

 

76.GEORGE W. MESSENGER    29.PULASKI MC MESSENGER   6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

George W. Messenger, a son of Pulaski Mc and Pheba Messenger, was born in WV in July 1870. He married Eliza A. Fincham about 1896. Eliza was born in VA in September 1878.

 

Known children of George W. and Eliza A. (Fincham) Messenger.

 

181.  (1). Cecil                    b. Feb      1898

 

182.  (2). James E.                 b. May      1899

 

77.PHEBA ANN MESSENGER   29.PULASKI MC MESSENGER   6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Pheba Ann Messenger, a daughter of Pulaski Mc and Pheba Messenger, was born in WV about 1873. She married Anthony Lee Spaur in Gilmer County WV August 15, 1894.  Anthony, a son of John Whitman and Jemima (Amos) Spaur, was born December 15, 1872.

 

Children of Anthony Lee and Phoebe Ann (Messenger) Spaur.

 

183.  (1). Gay

 

184.  (2). Olis

 

185.  (3). Opal

 

186.  (4). William

 

187.  (5). Virgil

 

188.  (6). Manda

 

189.  (7). Preston

 

190.  (8). Jemima

 

191.  (9). Ruth

 

192. (10). Pearl

 

193. (11). Phoebe

 

 

82.JOHN MESSENGER   30.JASPER D. MESSENGER    6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

John Messenger, a son of Jasper D. and Susan C. Messenger, was born in May 1863. He married Macy C. Canfield in Gilmer County WV October 15, 1885. Mary, a daughter of Decker and Mary (Isner) Canfield, was born in VA about 1862 and died between 1888 and June 1896.

John Married Florence V. Moody in Gilmer County WV June 21, 1896. Florence, a daughter of John W. and Julia Moody, was born in WV in August 1871.

 

Known children of John and Mary (Canfield) Messenger.

 

194.  (1). Worthy                   b. May      1879

 

195.  (2). Mary M.M.                b. Mar      1888

 

Known child of John and Florence V. (Moody) Messenger.

 

196.  (1). Minnie O.                b. Apr      1897

 

 

86.ALBERT MESSENGER   30.JASPER D. MESSENGER    6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

Albert Messenger, a son of Jasper D. and Susan C. Messenger, was born in Gilmer County WV in November 1870. He married Martha E. Snider in Gilmer County October 10, 1891. Martha was born in WV in March 1874 and died between 1900 and March 1904.

      Albert married Rosalie Richards in Gilmer County March 30, 1904. Rosalie, a daughter of David R. and Mary Elizabeth (Yerkey) Richards, was born March 20, 1879 and died September 18, 1966.

 

Known child of Albert and Martha E. (Snider) Messenger.

 

197.  (1). Hoy                      b. Sep      1892

 

Children of Albert and Rosalie (Richards) Messenger.

 

198.  (1). Virgil

 

199.  (2). Argil

 

200.  (3). Everett

 

201.  (4). Nellie

         m. ----- Collins

 

202.  (5). Stella

         m. ----- Lowther

 

203.  (6). Gladys Irene             b. Jan 29 1916    d. Oct 24 2004

 

204.  (7). Winnie L.                B. Aug 28 1918    d. Oct 13 2008

         m. James R. “Steve” Frye Jul 30 1945

 

205.  (8). Lester Oral “Sonny”      b. May 21 1921    d. Aug 17 2014

         m. Virginia M. Simmons May 23 1942

 

204.WINNIE . MESSENGER  86.ALBERT MESSENGER   30.JASPER D. MESSENGER    6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

            Winnie L. Messenger, a daughter of Albert and Rosalie (Richards) Messenger, was born in Gilmer county WV August 28, 1918 and died there October 13, 2008. She married James R. “Steve” Frye in Gilmer county July 30, 1945. James, a son of ---- and Myrtle S. Frye, was born in WV about 1919 and died July 15, 1997.

 

Childen of James R, and Winnie L. (Messenger) Frye.

 

206.  (1). Steve C.

          m. Rose Ann

 

207.  (2). Sarah

         m. ---- Smarr

 

208.  (3). Rosie

         m. Ronnie Smarr

 

 

205.LESTER ORAL M ESSENGER  86.ALBERT MESSENGER   30.JASPER D. MESSENGER    6.WILLIAM MESSENGER    3.ROSWELL MESSENGER    2.ABNER MESSENGER    1.ISAAC MESSENGER

 

      Lester Oral “Sonny” Messenger, a son of Albert and Rosalie (Richards) Messenger, was born in Gilmer County WV May 21, 1921 and died August 17, 2014 in Prestonburg, KY. He married Virginia M. “Kit” Simmons May 23, 1942. She preceded him in death November 18, 2012.

 

Children of Lester Oral and Virginia M. (Simmons) Messenger.

 

209.  (1). John

          m. Susan ----

 

210.  (2). Linda M.

          m. David Woofter

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Anonymous, "Descendants of Thomas Putnam"

"Gilmer County WV Historical Society Newsletter" April 1995

"Gilmer County WV History 1845-1989" pp.133,181,182,185,218,222

"Gilmer County WV Marriages"

"Hacker's Creek Journal" Volume XVII, Issue 4, 1999, p.159

"Lewis County WV, Her People and Places", 2000, p. 69

Norman, Charles, John Putman family group sheet

Norman, Don, "Descendants of Mohanas Emanuel Keith", "Descendants of

John Frymyer", "Descendants of John Collins", “Descendants of Robert Kirkpatrick”, “Descendants of Matthew Canfield”, “Descendants of Ezekiel Townseend”

Snyder, Lorin, "Descendants of Roswell Messenger"

Snyder, Lorin, Elsie Messinger pedigree chart

1850,1860,1870,1880, 1900, 1930 Gilmer County WV census

1850 Lewis County VA census

“Clarksburg Exponent Telegram” Oct 25 2004, Oct 16 2008

“Hur Herald.com” Calhoun County WV Aug 19 2014

 

Revised Jan 10 2015