Ralph William Wanless

Ralph William Wanless

Male 1828-1829 - 1895  (66 years)

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  • Name Ralph William Wanless 
    Born 1828-1829  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census From 1850 to 1880  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Between Dec 1895 and Jul 1900  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Middle name also listed as Wilem. [Poage Genealogy; J.Bishop, info provided by Gretta Kistler]
      Some records refer to him as Milum, including the Robert Wanless letter.

      CENSUS:
      1850,1860: With father.

      1870: With stepmother Sally, single, age 40.

      1880 WV, Pocahontas Co, Huntersville P.O., vol 10, ED 117
      Ralph W. head 50
      Margaret E. aunt 51 [she's really his sister, aunt to his children]
      Arlena E. niece 14 or 17 [not clear]
      Houdyschell, Antha R. 5 cousin, b. VA
      " ", Andrew H.B. 27 boarder, carpenter, single, b. VA
      --in 1981 Poca. Co. history book, there are a few people named Houdyshell; in 1850 Highland Co census, p.84, #239 is:
      Michael Doil 72 b.Ireland [Doyle]
      Ann Doil 50 b. Bath
      Bridget Houdishell 20 b. Bath
      John H. " " 21 b. Augusta
      Michael D. 3/12 b. Highland
      --Henry Gum age 13, son of Amos (34) and Sarah (30) is at #308; maybe the Houdishells or Antha's mother are cousins of Laura Gum somehow.
      --Bridget Doyle, dau. of Michael and Ann Sprowl Doyle, md. John Howdyshell and had 15 children, including Andrew Hamilton b. 1857 [1991 Bath Co History, p.180]

      1890 census burnt.
      1900 census lists widow Laura (see her entry).

      1890 26 Nov: R.W. Wanless declared a homestead on Brown Mountain of 105 acres in Pocahontas Co, adj. lands of Wise Herold, Lanty McCarty, and others. [in land file]

      Last child born Dec 1895.
      Buried on his farm. [Virgie Wanless letter, July 1990, filed in Wanless-Birth, Marriage, Death file]
      Buried at Brown's Creek on his farm, now owned by "Shrader", but his graveyard is destroyed and no sign of it remains. [Robert Wanless letter]
    Person ID I150  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2011 

    Father Ralph Wanless,   b. 18 Mar 1799, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1861, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Anna Poage,   b. 1800-1810,   d. Abt Jul 1847, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1827  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary McCarty,   b. 1853-1854,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 29 Feb 1872  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary "Mollie" Alice Wanless,   b. 28 Feb 1876, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1897, Greenbank, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Laura Hattie Gum,   b. 16 Nov 1854-1855,   d. Nov 1937  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1884  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. George B. Wanless,   b. 9 Sep 1885, Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1965  (Age 79 years)
     2. Ina Josephine Wanless,   b. 28 Sep 1888, Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1957  (Age 68 years)
     3. Alice Elizabeth "Allie" Wanless,   b. 1 May 1892, Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1956, Minnehaha Springs, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Arthur Hannah Wanless,   b. 28 Dec 1895, Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1959  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Estate Sale of Sallie Wanless, 13 Jan 1872, Pocahontas County, West Virginia (2 pages)
    Estate Sale of Sallie Wanless, 13 Jan 1872, Pocahontas County, West Virginia (2 pages)
    People mentioned in this document:
    Buyers: Daniel McCarty, Morgan Grimes, John Sharp, William Cole, John S. Wooddell, Jacob Kennell(?), Brown Stewart, Peter L. Curry, Davis Grimes, Josiah Dilly, Henry Wade, Eliza McCarty, Thomas W. Hogsett, Amos O.(?) McGlaughlin, B.H. Waugh, William F. Ervine, Alexander Curry, William P. Hogsett, Adam Arbogast, William Kelley, George Hamilton, Hugh M. Grimes, Ralph W. Wanless, B.A. Arbogast, Hugh Dever, John F. Wanless, Peter L. Cleek, Andrew Hearld

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, RALPH WANLESS MD. ANNE POAGE 4 JAN 1827. SURETY, RALPH WANLESS AND GEORGE POAGE. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, RALPH W. WANLESS & MARY C. MCCARTY (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, RALPH W. WANLESS & LAURA H. GUM (Reliability: 0).