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Re: Greenbrier Co. Heasters

Posted: 6 Feb 2008 4:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe this is your family...
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ID: I114
Name: Joseph E. HEASTER
Sex: M

Father: Jacob Hedges HEASTER b: 15 Oct 1847
Mother: Mary Jane ROBINSON b: 15 Dec 1849

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Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
LLOYD HEASTER 30 Oct 1912 Dec 1965 (not specified) (none specified) 305-18-8670 Indiana

Census > U.S. Census > 1920 United States Federal Census > West Virginia > Nicholas > Richwood > District 100
1920 United States Federal Census
about Lloyd E Heaster
Name: Lloyd E Heaster
[Lloyd E Hostler]
Home in 1920: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia
Age: 7 years 2 months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Joseph E
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Name: Dorla
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 583
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph E Heaster 35 WV WV WV Carpenter Tannery
**Dorla Heaster 35 WV WV WV Should be Isola
Thelma R Heaster 11 WV WV WV
Thomas E Heaster 9 3/12 WV WV WV
**Lloyd E Heaster 7 2/12 WV WV WV
William L Heaster 5 WV WV WV
Josephine M Heaster 3 WV WV WV

A transcriber made an error. I have reported it to Ancestry.com It clearly shows ISOLA, not Dorla.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Dorla Heaster
Name: Dorla Heaster Isola, not Dorla (error)
[Dorla Hostler]
Home in 1920: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia
Age: 35 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Joseph E
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 583

1920 United States Federal Census
about Joseph E Heaster
Name: Joseph E Heaster
[Joseph E Hostler]
Home in 1920: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia
Age: 35 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Dorla
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 583
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph E Heaster 35
Dorla Heaster 35
Thelma R Heaster 11
Thomas E Heaster 9 3/12
Lloyd E Heaster 7 2/12
William L Heaster 5
Josephine M Heaster 3
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Joseph's Mother is Mary; we do not know Joseph's father's name because he was deceased when the 1900 census was taken.
There is no 1890 census. Almost all of the 1890 census schedules were destroyed by fire in the 1920s. ...
Census > U.S. Census > 1900 United States Federal Census > West Virginia > Greenbrier > Meadow Bluff > District 35
The actual census sheet is very hard to read.
1900 United States Federal Census
about Joseph E Hastie
Name: Joseph E Hastie
[Joseph E Heaster]
Home in 1900: Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Mother's Name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Hastie ??3
Mary Hastie 31
?? c Hastie 17
Joseph E Hastie 16
Jas L Hastie 13
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Census > U.S. Census > 1930 United States Federal Census > West Virginia > Nicholas > Richwood > District 3
1930 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Heaster
Name: Joseph Heaster
Home in 1930: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Race: White
Occupation:
Education:
Military service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Philip Ring 72
Mary Ring 56
Thomas Ring 21
Virginia Ring 21
Mary v Ring 10/12
***Joseph Heaster 44 Boarder
***Thomas Heaster 19 Boarder
Nick Bedooanick 64
James Floyd 58
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Military Records > World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 > West Virginia > Nicholas County > 0 > Draft Card H

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Joseph Earnest Heaster
Name: Joseph Earnest Heaster
City: Not Stated
County: Nicholas
State: West Virginia
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1884
Race: White
Roll: 1992865

Address: 9 Cherry Street, Richwood, Nicholas WV
Date of Birth October 26, 1884
Present Occupation: Mill right
Employer's Name: Cherry River Boom? and Lumber Company, Richwood, Nicholas, WV
Name of Nearest Relative: Isola Heaster (Wife)

Physical Description: Tall, slender, dark hair and blue eyes
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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Joseph Earnest Heaster
Name: Joseph Earnest Heaster
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1885
Residence: Nicholas, West Virginia
Birth: Greenbrier, West Virginia
Please of Residence: Richwood, Nicholas WV
Mailing Address: Jerryville WV
Age 56 Date of Birth Oct. 26, 1885
Place of Birth Greenbriar Co
Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address:
E. R. Heaster, Jerryville WV
Employer's Name and Address: Ed Hivick Richwood WV
Place of Employment or Business Jerryville, Webster, WV
Physical description: 6' 180 pounds; blue eyes, black hair, Light complexion
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This is John Hedges HEASTER's father and mother
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph HEASTER Self M Male W 72 VA Farmer GERM MD
Margaret HEASTER Wife M Female W 70 VA Keeping House MD MD
Margaret HEASTER Dau S Female W 30 VA At Home VA VA
Malinda HEASTER Dau S Female W 25 VA At Home VA VA
Clowny HEASTER GSon S Male W 10 WV Works On Farm VA VA
Stephen HEASTER GSon S Male W 9 WV VA VA
Edward HEASTE GSon S Male W 6 WV VA VA
Source Information:
Census Place Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255402
NA Film Number T9-1402
Page Number 342D
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Living immediately next door:
Johnston Reynolds HEASTER b: 15 Sep 1838 in Greenbrier County, ( West) Virginia ~ Your ancestor, Jacob Hedges Heaston's brother
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Johnson R. HEASTER Self M Male W 38 VA Farmer VA VA
Abigail F. HEASTER Wife M Female W 35 VA Keeping House VA VA
Sarah C. HEASTER Dau S Female W 14 WV At Home VA VA
Emily D. HEASTER Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home VA VA
Betty A. HEASTER Dau S Female W 11 WV At Home VA VA
Lucy E. HEASTER Dau S Female W 9 WV VA VA
Edgar R. HEASTER Son S Male W 7 WV VA VA
Rebecca J. HEASTER Dau S Female W 4 WV VA VA
Lena E. HEASTER Dau S Female W 1 WV VA VA
Source Information:
Census Place Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255402
NA Film Number T9-1402
Page Number 342D

Exact Search Results - Virginia Marriages, 1851-1929
JOHNSTON R. HEASTER ABIGAIL T. CALLISON 18 Feb 1864 Greene VA

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ID: I114
Name: Joseph E. HEASTER
Sex: M

Father: Jacob Hedges HEASTER b: 15 Oct 1847
Mother: Mary Jane ROBINSON b: 15 Dec 1849

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ID: I053
Name: Jacob Hedges HEASTER
Sex: M
Birth: 15 Oct 1847
Death: 5 Apr 1917
Note:
Records on the Heaster family are extremely confusing. The June 1880 census lists the children of Hedges and Mary Jane Heaster as Alfred, 8; Elva Z.,6; and Lennie, 3 monthes old. The 1890 census has been destroyed. Other documents indicate several boys born later, and one girl, Lanie, born July 10, 1888, or boy, Lennie, also listed as having been born on the same date, who seems not to have survived as she or he is not listed in the father’s will if 1916. They may have been twins, but it seems more likely to have been one child, with one clerk making an error in reporting the child’s sex. Lanie and Lennie are so close together in sound that reason dictates that it was the same baby.

Jacob Hedges Heaster’s will mentions AN, LE. HC, JE, JL, JM, AND JA, all sons. The last, James Arnett, adopted, was actually his grandson, the illegitimate son of James L., if the marraige book is accurate, James Arnette was born in 1906. The first Lennie, from the 1880 census, must have died, as a second Lennie was born in 1888. The 1900 census has three sons living at home: HC, 17; Joseph E., 16; and Jon L., 13. The family is not mentioned in the 1910 census.


Father: Joseph HEASTER b: 1808 in Western Virginia
Mother: Margaret BIVINS b: 1810 in Western Virginia

Marriage 1 Mary Jane ROBINSON b: 15 Dec 1849
Children
Elva Zona HEASTER b: ABT 1873 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Alfred N. HEASTER b: ABT 1872
John M. HEASTER b: ABT 1871
Lennie E. HEASTER b: ABT 1880
James L. HEASTER
H. C. HEASTER
Joseph E. HEASTER
Jon L. HEASTER

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ID: I031
Name: Joseph HEASTER
Sex: M
Birth: 1808 in Western Virginia

Father: John HEASTER b: ABT 1773 in Germany
Mother: UNKNOWN b: in Maryland

Marriage 1 Margaret BIVINS b: 1810 in Western Virginia
Children
Elizabeth HEASTER
Nancy HEASTER
Ruth HEASTER
Johnston Reynolds HEASTER b: 15 Sep 1838 in Greenbrier County, ( West) Virginia
Charles Bivens HEASTER b: 10 Aug 1842 in Crawley, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia
Jacob Hedges HEASTER b: 15 Oct 1847
Margaret HEASTER b: ABT 1850
Malinda HEASTER b: ABT 1855

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ID: I055
Name: Elva Zona HEASTER
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 1873 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Death: 23 Jan 1897 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Fact 1: The Greenbrier Ghost
Note:
The central figure in the infamous "Greenbrier Ghost" legend, Elva Zona Heaster was born probably in 1873, though her tombstone says 1876. In the June 1880 Greenbrier County census she is listed as Elva Z., age seven, a schoolgirl, adding at least three more years to her life. The records of Greenbrier County indicate that she was twenty-two on November 29, 1895, when she bore an illegitimate male child, whose supposed father was an unskilled laborer named George Woldridge (Book 1, p.230, line 310). It appears that people guessed at ages, rather than keeping accurate account. From the dates on Zona’s tombstone, 1876-1897, it appears that she was twenty-one at the time of her death, not twenty-two, as her death certificate reads. Actually she was probably twenty-four.

According to census records the absence of any child born in or near 1885 to the Hedges Heaster family indicates that Zona’s illegitimate child was raised by someone else. He could have died in infancy, but if so, his death is not recorded. All efforts to discover anything at all about him have been unfruitful. Today there are Woolridges living in the area (no Woldridges or Waldridges), but they don’t seem to know of any Georges among the family names. That he is called Heaster in the birth book would seem to indicate that he would be accepted and raised by him. But apparently that was not the case,

For anyone wishing to know more about the murder of Zona Heaster Shue two excellent books on the subject are "The Greenbrier Ghost and Other Strange Stories by Dennis Deitz and The Man Who Wanted Seven Wives by Katie Letcher Lyle.


Father: Jacob Hedges HEASTER b: 15 Oct 1847
Mother: Mary Jane ROBINSON b: 15 Dec 1849

Marriage 1 George WOLDRIDGE
Marriage Beginning Status: Single
Children
Infant Boy HEASTER b: 29 Nov 1895

Marriage 2 Erasmus Stribbling Trout SHUE b: ABT 1861 in Augusta County, Virginia
Married: 20 Oct 1896 in Lewisburg Station Parsonage, Greenbrier County, WV
Marriage Ending Status: Death of one spouse

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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

1. Joseph E. HEASTER. He was the son of 2. Jacob Hedges HEASTER and 3. Mary Jane ROBINSON.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2. Jacob Hedges HEASTER was born 15 Oct 1847, and died 5 Apr 1917. He was the son of 4. Joseph HEASTER and 5. Margaret BIVINS.

3. Mary Jane ROBINSON was born 15 Dec 1849, and died 6 Sep 1916.

Children of Mary Jane ROBINSON and Jacob Hedges HEASTER are:
i. Elva Zona HEASTER was born ABT 1873 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and died 23 Jan 1897 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. She married George WOLDRIDGE. She married Erasmus Stribbling Trout SHUE 20 Oct 1896 in Lewisburg Station Parsonage, Greenbrier County, WV, son of Jacob SHUE and Elizah .... He was born ABT 1861 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died 13 Mar 1900 in West Virginia State Prison, Moundsville, West Virginia.
ii. Alfred N. HEASTER was born ABT 1872.
iii. John M. HEASTER was born ABT 1871.
iv. Lennie E. HEASTER was born ABT 1880.
v. James L. HEASTER. He married UNKNOWN.
vi. H. C. HEASTER.
1. vii. Joseph E. HEASTER.
viii. Jon L. HEASTER.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

4. Joseph HEASTER was born 1808 in Western Virginia. He was the son of 8. John HEASTER and 9. UNKNOWN.

5. Margaret BIVINS was born 1810 in Western Virginia.

Children of Margaret BIVINS and Joseph HEASTER are:
i. Elizabeth HEASTER.
ii. Nancy HEASTER.
iii. Ruth HEASTER.
iv. Johnston Reynolds HEASTER was born 15 Sep 1838 in Greenbrier County, ( West) Virginia, and died 5 Dec 1914 in Crawley, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He married Abigail Francis CALLISON 13 Feb 1864 in Greenbrier County, ( West) Virginia. She was born 24 Mar 1845 in Greenbrier County, ( West) Virginia, and died 25 Apr 1914 in Crawley, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
v. Charles Bivens HEASTER was born 10 Aug 1842 in Crawley, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, and died 27 Feb 1930 in Kieffer, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He married Cynthia J. BURNS 28 Nov 1869, daughter of Andrew BURNS and Carharine SURBAUGH. She was born 1848 in Beaver Creek, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, and died 31 Dec 1908.
2. vi. Jacob Hedges HEASTER was born 15 Oct 1847, and died 5 Apr 1917. He married Mary Jane ROBINSON. She was born 15 Dec 1849, and died 6 Sep 1916.
vii. Margaret HEASTER was born ABT 1850.
viii. Malinda HEASTER was born ABT 1855.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4

8. John HEASTER was born ABT 1773 in Germany.

9. UNKNOWN was born in Maryland.

Children of UNKNOWN and John HEASTER are:
i. Jacob HEASTER.
ii. Christopher HEASTER was born 1806.
4. iii. Joseph HEASTER was born 1808 in Western Virginia. He married Margaret BIVINS. She was born 1810 in Western Virginia.
iv. William HEASTER was born 11 Apr 1811 in Greenbrier County, ( West) Virginia, and died 17 Dec 1896 in Kieffer, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He married Mary WALKUP 29 Nov 1832 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, daughter of Joseph VACHUB and Nancy A. PRICE. She was born 24 May 1812 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, and died 24 Aug 1881 in Kieffer, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
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