John Newton Wanless

John Newton Wanless

Male 1846 - Aft 1892  (46 years)

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  • Name John Newton Wanless 
    Born 25 Oct 1846  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 4 Apr 1864 to 4 Apr 1865  Buckhannon, Upshur Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Served in Civil War in Home Guards (State Troops). [1981 Poca. Co. History, p.39, listed as John V. Wanless]

      State database online at http://129.71.134.132/militia/wvunmil.html
      lists him as John M. Wanlas, enlisted May 23 1865 for 1 yr. as Private in the State Guards. Enlistment record says: John U. Wanless, age 18, Pocahontas co. Scouts, Private, Capt. Samuel Young's "State" Co, then Isaac W. Allen's, enlisted 4 Apr 1864, appeared on muster roll date 4 Apr 1865,enlisted at Buckhannon, service length 1 yr, mustered in 4 Apr 1864, mustered out at Buckhannon.
      2nd listing for Newton Wandless, age 18, Poca. Co. Scouts, Private in Capt. Samuel Young's Co., roll dated 4 Feb 1865, enlisted 4 Apr 1864 at Buckhannon, mustered in 4 Apr 1864 at Buckhannon, mustered out at Buckhannon, served 1 yr.
    Census 19 Aug 1870  Greenbank, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Meade Twp
      Wanless, John N. 23 farmer, r.e.value: 400
      Moore, Wm. B. 14 farmhand

      Neighbors: Wm.F. Warwick, about 60 farms from father Andrew. Daughter Maggie S. listed with grandfather Andrew.
    Census 1880  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Greenbank District (vol 10, ED 110/116, sh 23, line 43)
      John N. 34
      Margaret S. 10 dau. b.WV
      McKendree 8 son " "
      Ava E. 7 son " "
      Oliver 4 son " "
      Neighbors: Andrew, Charles C., Jane & David McGloughlin
      -- Supposed to have daughter Annie M, not son Ava E. Original census microfilm looks like Ava. Should also have a son Arlis or Arlie, born 1878. Wonder why wife Mathilda is not living with him then; maybe they separated long before they divorced? But then there are later kids...
    Died Aft 1892 
    Notes 
    • No will filed in Pocahontas Co. [per Marilyn Stroup 8/10/97 email]

      Visited brother Samuel in North Dakota sometime after 1896, per Ruth Faulkner letter. Roamed from place to place at the time. He does not appear in censuses after 1880 and nobody knows when or where he died or is buried.

      Mentioned as Newton Wanless in article on Civil War (maybe just a muster list) in the Pocahontas Times dated 17 June 1926, per WV Archives database at:
      http://129.71.134.132/index.html

      Re "son" Ava E. in 1880 census - could this be Ava Wanless, female servant, b. abt 1880, in the 1900 census in Tucker co, working as servant? See entry for Ava in this tree.
    Person ID I128  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 29 May 2015 

    Father Andrew Wanless,   b. 4 Jun 1816, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1896, Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Margaret Potts,   b. 6 Oct 1821, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1901, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1840  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Susan Moore,   b. 1845-1846, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1870, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1867  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. George L. Wanless,   b. 29 Aug 1868, Greenbank, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1868  (Age 0 years)
     2. Margaret S. "Maggie" Wanless,   b. 14 Sep 1869,   d. 18 Feb 1937, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Matilda E. Malcomb,   b. Apr 1851, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1870  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Location of divorce was Pocahontas Co, VA
    Divorced 1892 
    Children 
     1. Henry McKendree "Kenny" Wanless,   b. 24 Oct 1872, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1950, Etna, Upshur co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Oliver Wardell Wanless,   b. 15 Jun 1875, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1939  (Age 63 years)
     3. Rosa Annie M. Wanless,   b. 11 Feb 1876, Back Allegheny, Pocahontas, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1937, Farmington, Whitman Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Arlie Wanless,   b. 4 Feb 1878, Back Allegheny, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920  (Age 41 years)
     5. Myrtle Matilda Wanless,   b. 19 Mar 1882, (probably) Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1920, Davis, Tucker Co. West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     6. William Dennis Wanless,   b. 17 Jun 1882, Back Allegheny, Pocahontas, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1948, Slaty Fork, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Lucy Belle Wanless,   b. 10 Aug 1884, Back Allegheny, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet

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    John Newton Wanless (1846-??)
    John Newton Wanless (1846-??)

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Bible of Andrew & Charles Wanless, MARRIAGE BOND WITH MATHILDA SAYS HE WAS BORN IN HIGHLAND CO. BOND WITH SUSAN SAYS POCA. CO. I'M INCLINED TO BELIEVE POCA. CO. (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 30 MAY 1840 BOND FOR ANDREW WANLESS & MARGARET POTTS. SURETY, ANDREW WANLESS & JOHN POTTS. RETURNED JUNE 4, 1840 BY JAMES WANLESS. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 7 NOV 1867 (Reliability: 0).
      : John N. Wanless married Susan Moore at the residence of Sally Wanless, by George P. Wanless. Groom age 21, farmer, born Poca. Co., son of Andrew and Margaret Wanless. Bride age 21, born Poca. Co., dau. of Huldah Moore. Susan's age proven by Jeremiah W. Dilley. [Pocahontas Co. Marriages, p. 88]

    4. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, OCT 20 1870 (Reliability: 0).
      : John N. Wanless and Matilda E. Malcomb by H.A. J. Francis. Groom age 23, farmer, born Highland Co, VA, son of Andrew Wanless. Bride age 19, b. Pocahontas Co, WV, dau. of William M. and Margaret Malcomb. William M. (X) Malcomb consents for daughter.