George Poage Wanless

George Poage Wanless

Male 1830 - 1896  (65 years)

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  • Name George Poage Wanless 
    Born 3 Jun 1830  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Greenbrier Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Blacksburg, Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Geo. P. Wanless, 50, minister, everybody b. VA
      M. C. Wanless, 45, wife
      L. J. Wanless, 22, dau, school teacher
      A. Wanless, 20, dau, at home
      Samuel A. Wanless, 19, son, at school
      Virgie Wanless, 15, dau, at school
    Occupation
    • Methodist Episcopal minister
    Died 18 Jan 1896  Montgomery Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Lafayette Cemetery, Montgomery Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Was a minister, listed as performing marriages in middle 1800s. Birthdate from marriage bond with M.C. Grimes.

      Was a widely known and much esteemed minister of the M.E. Church. Toward end of life, was presiding elder of Roanoke District of the M.E. Church. Was a citizen of Montgomery Co, VA at death. [Price, p.192]

      CENSUS:
      1860 VA, Pocahontas Co, Huntersville PO, p.769
      George P. 29 b. VA
      Mary C. 23 b. VA
      Josephine 3
      Aradella 1
      Neighbors: Next door is parents Ralph & Sally, brother Stephen Hopkins.

      1870 WV, Greenbrier Co, Big Level Twp, Lewisburg P.O. (roll 1687, p.323) 27 Aug 1870
      George P. 40 clergyman, M.E. personal value: 275 b.WV
      Mary C. 36
      Loretta 12 [Loretta Josephine]
      Sarah A. 10 [Sarah Ardella]
      Samuel A. 9
      Virginia E. 6
    Person ID I90  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    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  [2
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Cullen (Cullum) Grimes,   b. 4 Jul 1834, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1890, Montgomery Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1856  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Loretta Josephine Wanless,   b. 15 Jan 1858, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Aradella Sarah Wanless,   b. 28 Jul 1859, near Mt.Zion Church, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel Averell Wanless,   b. 26 Apr 1861, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1948, Guilford Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Virginia Ann (Virgie) Wanless,   b. Abt 1864, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1907  (Age ~ 43 years)
     5. Fannie Wanless,   d. youth
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet

  • News
    Over 100 Presbyterian and Methodist ministers and missionaries are descended from 5 Virginia pioneers, including George Poage Wanless
    Over 100 Presbyterian and Methodist ministers and missionaries are descended from 5 Virginia pioneers, including George Poage Wanless
    The New York Times, 13 May 1896 - list of ministers and missionaries spanning 5 generations, all descended from Alexander Breckinridge, Robert McClanahan, Robert Poage, John Poage, and Michael Woods, all Virginia frontiersman around the time of the American Revolution

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Tombstone (Reliability: 3).
      Wanless, Rev. C. P. 3 Jun 1830 18 Jan 1896 Father
      Wanless, M. C. 4 Jul 1834 4 Nov 1890 Mother (With Rev C. P.)
      http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/va/montgomery/cemeteries/lafayette.txt
      -- Note should be G.P. not C.P.

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

    3. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV.