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John William Daft/Daff, Upshur Co. WV

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John William Daft/Daff, Upshur Co. WV

Posted: 23 Sep 2006 6:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Daft/Daff, Showalter, Wamsley, Ramsey, Coffey, Helmick, Sines, Byrd, Swecker
Hi there,
I'm tracking a John William Daft/Daff, (1838 ~ 1901) believed to be the s/o Margaret Showalter & Jacob Daft of Augusta Co. VA.
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John William Daft/Daff, commonly referred to as William,
may have seen some military service as he is sometimes referred to as "Major Daft/Daff" as well.
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William is said to have had a first marriage to a Hannah Wamsley, whom he married in 1858, in Randolph Co., WV. They had one son John William Jr.
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William's second marriage was to Elizabeth F. "Lizzie" Ramsey, d/o Winnie Coffey & Silas M. Ramsey Sr. (Nelson Co. VA > Pocahontas, WV) m: Jun.26.1862 probably in Randolph Co. as well as this is where the family was living in the 1880 census:
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Wm. J. DAFT...........Self....M..Male......W..40 ..WV...Laborer Farm.WV...WV
Elizabeth DAFT.......Wife..M..Female...W..38 ..VA....Keep House....VA.....VA
Barbara DAFT.........Dau...S...Female...W..14 ..WV...At Home..........WV...VA
Lilly Grace DAFT....Dau....S..Female...W..12 ..WV...........................WV...VA
Richard G. DAFT.....Son...S..Male.......W....8 ..WV............................WV...VA
Issabel DAFT..........Dau...S..Female...W....6 ..WV............................WV...VA
Angeline DAFT........Dau...S..Female...W....1 ..WV............................WV...VA
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Source Information: Census Place Mingo, Randolph, West Virginia
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William & "Lizzie" had 7 children, all of whom seem to have used the surname DAFF as adults according to their various civil records:
1) Barbara Ann (Mrs. Peter Helmick)
2) Lillie Grace (Mrs. Ulysses Grant Sines)
3) Richard L. Daff
4) Isabelle (Mrs. Luquilla E. "Quillie" Byrd)
5) Syrus Jacob "Dodger" Daff
6) Angeline Daff
7) Ida Florence (Mrs. (1) George W. Swecker (2) Franklin Albert Sines).
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Notes:
Daughter Barbara's marriage record lists her parents as "John W. & E.F. DAFF"
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Daughters Ida & Isabelle Ida and Isabelle's marriage records list their mother as Elizabeth F. rather than "E.F."
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Son Syrus' death certificate lists his parents as "William Daff and Lizzie Ramsey".
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Daughter Lillie Grace's death certificate lists them as "William Daff & Elizabeth Ramsey".
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Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated.
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Bye for now,
Kathleen
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
KathleenFitzg... 23 Sep 2006 12:43PM GMT 
Paul Dafft 26 Sep 2006 3:29PM GMT 
KathleenFitzg... 4 Oct 2006 7:03PM GMT 
RandyStalnake... 14 Jan 2007 5:28PM GMT 
PaulDafft 14 Jan 2007 7:00PM GMT 
KathleenFitzg... 3 Jul 2007 5:01AM GMT 
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