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Dick & Wood – descendants of Edward Greenlee of West Virginia

Posted: 1 Jul 2011 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1 Jul 2011 10:00PM GMT
Surnames: Dick, Wood, Greelee, Henry, Musselman, Carroll, Van Bibber, Bounds, Alshire, Hughes, Cartwright, Hill, Knapp, Booth, Van Sickle, Beard, Crouch, Riffle, Smith, Amsberry, Jenkins, Sayre, Wittmeyer, Fry, Showman, Zamarzla, Eno, Cruzan, Morton, Spencer, Drake, Robinson, Roberts, Simmons, Bunker, Bolan, Brungardt, Fletcher, Baker, Stone, Palmer, Bumgarner, Eno, Newcomer
Wood – descendants of Edward Greenlee of West Virginia

found in a book on HeritageQuestOnline – not in my line as far as I know

Title: The descendants of Edward Greenlee of West Virginia
Authors: Greenlee, William Clarkson,
City of Publication: Winter Park, Fla.:
Publisher: Printed by the Winter Park Herald,
Date: 1956
Page Count: 443
Notes: Includes indexes.
Reproduction of original in the American Antiquarian Society.
port.
Reel/Fiche Number: (Genealogy and local history; G13694).
Subject Headings: Greenlee, Edward.
Primary Family Name: Greenlee family.

The Descendants of Edward Greenlee of West Virginia

Tradition locates the Greenlees in England as early as the reign of Alfred the Great (871). Their names appear on the records as far back as the reign of Edward IV (1461). ater we find Greenlees settled around and about the parishes of Lochwinnoch, Beith, and neighborhood, in the time known as the twenty years of the killing time in Scotland. The Greenlees, like many other families, fled into Argylshire, thence to Ireland. Again, religious persecution was the prime cause which led them to leave the north of Ireland and emigrate to America.

Edward Greenlee-1 (a farmer and a Baptist) came from Ireland sometime after 1771, as his son, William was born that year in Ireland. He and his family came to join his brother, William (William of West Virginia, who came from Ireland in 1766), who had been living in Botetourt County, Virginia since 1766. The two brothers and their families moved to what is now Mason County, West Virginia, about 1800. William had at least two sons, John and Edward.

Children of Edward Greenlee-1
1. Edward, married Anna Henry; probably born in Ireland and came to Virginia with his father Edward Greenlee-1; he died in Mason County, West Virginia. Married Anna Henry, who died in Mason County, West Virginia
2. William, born 1771 in Ireland; died in September 1846; was a farmer; a Whig and a Baptist; married (first) Hanna Greenlee; married (second) in 1808 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, Susan Musselman, who was born in the Shenandoah Valley, January 15, 1775; died June 4, 1873, at Summitville, Madison County, Indiana. She was the daughter of John Musselman.
3. Eastham “Esom”
4. James
5. Robert
6. Franklin
7. Rachel
8. Nathan

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Edward Greenlee-2, married Anna Henry; probably born in Ireland and came to Virginia with his father Edward Greenlee-1; he died in Mason County, West Virginia. Married Anna Henry, who died in Mason County, West Virginia

Children of Edward Greenlee-2 and Anna Henry
1. Hannah, born August 26, 1773; died February 23, 1865; married July 13, 1792 Edward Greenlee (born September 8, 1761 in Ireland; died August 23, 1839 in Mason County, West Virginia, son of William Greenlee of West Virginia). This was his second wife. He came from Ireland when only five years old and lived in Botetourt County, Virginia. He had two brothers, John and Frank, both of them pilots on the great Kanawha River making the run from Charleston to Cincinnati. He was in the Revolutionary War and stood within a short distance when Cornwallis surrendered October 19, 1781.
2. James, born about 1776; married July 23, 1807 Deborah Carroll. He was a tailor, a pilot on the Ohio and Great Kanawha Rivers, and resided on the Great Kanawha River near Ten-mile Creek, at Middleport and Gallipolis, Ohio.
3. Rachel, born June 30, 1779; died February 6, 1860 in Mason County, West Virginia. About 1799 married Jesse Van Bibber, who was born August 8, 1769; died April 10, 1852 in Mason County, West Virginia. He was the son of Peter Van Bibber, born in Cecil County, Maryland, in 1730, died at Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, in 1796 and his wife Margary Bounds, born about 1740, to whom he was married in 1756. Peter Van Bibber fought in the battle of Point Pleasant against the Indians under Constalk, October 10, 1774, which has been recognized as the first battle of the Revolution. He was the son of Peter Van Bibber, who was born May 25, 1695, and was living on April 6, 1769, son of Isaac Jacob Van Bibber, who was the son of Jacob Isaac Van Bibber who died in September 1705 and his wife, Christina, who died September 4, 1711. Isaac Jacob Van Bibber was instrumental in the settlement of Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683. He appears to have come to the settlement about 1684 and his father and brother, Matthias, came about three years later.)
4. Alexander, born about 1781; married Margaret _____. No children
5. Robert, born about 1784, died about 1864 in Mason County, West Virginia; married in Mason County, West Virginia to Margaret Alshire (born about 1784 and died in 1850 in Mason County, West Virginia, the daughter of Benedict Alshire and Elizabeth _____). Robert Greenlee was a farmer and a shoemaker; a Democrat and a Baptist; he served in the War of 1812.
6. John, born February 18, 1786 at Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; died October 21, 1869 at Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia. On February 19, 1809, he married Susanna Alshire, who was born February 14, 1787; died October 2, 1865. She was the daughter of Benedict Alshire and Elizabeth _____. John Greenlee was a farmer, Whig; Baptist and resided near Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
7. Samuel, born March 13, 1791in Mason County, West Virginia; died March 24, 1853, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia. In 1813 he married Hannah Hughes (born March 13, 1793; died February 1863, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia, the daughter of Israel Hughes. Samuel Greenlee was a farmer and a wheelwright; he was a Democrat, a Baptist and lived in West Virginia and for a short while in Indiana.
8. Henry, born 1792, died unmarried January 7, 1874, in Mason County, West Virginia. He served in the Second War with Great Britain, having joined in January 1, 1815.
9. Anna, born 1810, about 1827 married Joel Cartwright (born about 1780)


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Samuel Greenlee, born March 13, 1791in Mason County, West Virginia; died March 24, 1853, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia. In 1813 he married Hannah Hughes (born March 13, 1793; died February 1863, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia, the daughter of Israel Hughes. Samuel Greenlee was a farmer and a wheelwright; he was a Democrat, a Baptist and lived in West Virginia and for a short while in Indiana.

Children of Samuel Greenlee and Hannah Hughes:
1. Mary, born June 9, 1815; married Jarret Hill
2. Neely, born May 4, 1817; died April 23, 1900. In August 1840 he was married (first) to Margaret Knapp (born about 1815; died December 7, 1883); married (second) Emeline Knapp, (sister of his first wife), who died in 110. There were no children. He was a Baptist minister.
3. William, born August 18, 1819; married Sophia Alshire
4. Henry, born December 28, 1822; married Angelina Booth
5. Anna, born May 8, 1824; died unmarried about 1846


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William Greenlee, son of Samuel Greenlee and Hannah Hughes, was born August 18, 1819 at Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia; died about 1903, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia. On July 18, 1844, at Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, he was married to Sophia Aleshire (born April 27, 1823 at Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia; died in Mason County, West Virginia, February 20, 1912. She was the daughter of Jacob Aleshire and Sarah Van Sickle. Jacob Aleshire was the son of Benedict Alshire and Elizabeth _____. William Greenlee was a farmer; Democrat; Baptist and lived near Leon West Virginia.

Children of William Greenlee and Sophia Aleshire:
1. Mary Jane, born July 14, 1845 at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia; married November 19, 1874 at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia to Addison Newton Beard (born May 22, 1846 at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia; died August 13, 1898 at Leon; (son of Calvin Jones Beard and Sophia Ann Crouch); he was a farmer and a Primitive Baptist.
2. Anna Christena, born January 18, 1847, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia; died August 29, 1921 at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery. On March 9, 1781, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia, she married James Washington Wood (born August 21, 1850 in West Virginia; died May 10, 1928 and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery.) He was the son of Fountain Pleasant Wood an Mary Anna _____; he did some farming, but his principal business was the operation of his own shoe shop in Ellsworth, Kansas
3. Calvin Hughes, born May 18, 1848; died unmarried August 11, 1873
4. Sarah Margaret, born January 18, 1850; married Andrew Summers Riffle
5. Perry Martin, born December 20, 1851; married Emeline Matilda Smith
6. Jacob Newtown, born February 12, 1853; married Rosetta Caroline Amsberry
7. Neely Livinus, born October 20, 1854; married Cordelia Catherine Jenkins
8. Henry William, born March 1, 1857; married Sarah Elizabeth Riffle
9. Gideon Albert, born September 30, 1860; married Mary Bell Riffle
10. Samuel Robert, born December 29, 1863; died May 9, 1864
11. Charles Lewis, born February 15, 1867; married Laverna Sayre


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Anna Christena Greenlee - daughter of William Greenlee and Sophia Alshire; gr-daughter of Samuel Greenlee and Hannah Hughes; and gr-gr-grandaughter of Edward Greenlee-2 and Anna Henry; was born January 18, 1847, at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia; died August 29, 1921, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery. On March 9, 1871 at Leon, Mason County, West Virginia, she was married to James Washington Wood who was born August 21, 1850, in West Virginia; died May 10, 1928, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery. He was the son of Fountain Pleasant Wood and Mary Anna ____; he did some farming, but his principal business was the operation of his own shoe shop in Ellsworth, Kansas.

Children of Anna Christena Greenlee and James Washington Wood:
1. Mary Sophia Wood, born October 16, 1872, married Harry Wesley Wittmeyer
2. Dora Belle Wood, born February 14, 1875; married Morton Joshua Wittmeyer
3. William Fountain Wood, born July 14, 1877; married Mary April Fry
4. Charles Newton Wood, born May 14, 1880; married Charlotte Bell Showman
5. James Louis Wood, born February 15, 1884, at Lorraine, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died June 30, 1934 at Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery at Ellsworth, Kansas. On July 29, 1905 he was married to Camellia Zamarzla. There were no children
6. Sarah Rosa Ann Wood, born February 23, 1886; married Eldon Charles Eno
7. Cora Mina Wood, born August 14, 1888; married Lawrence Blunk Cruzan; married (second) Morton Joshua Wittmeyer


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Mary Sophia Wood, daughter of Anna Christena Greenlee and James Washington Wood, was born October 16, 1872, at Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri; died February 11, 1919, at Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery at Ellsworth, Kansas. On January 13, 1890 at Lorraine, Ellsworth County, Kansas, she was married to Harry Wesley Wittmeyer, the son of Henry George Wittmeyer and Hester Ann Morton.

Children of Mary Sophia Wood and Harry Wesley Wittmeyer:
1. James Henry Wittmeyer, born October 8, 1890; married Elva Britomarte Spencer
2. Arthur Wesley Wittmeyer, born September 27, 1892; married Mabel Clair Drake
3. William Morton Wittmeyer, born January 20, 1895; married Doris May Robinson
4. Paul Vinton Wittmeyer, born 1897; died 1898
5. Clarence Leon Wittmeyer, born 1899; died 1901


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Dora Belle Wood, daughter of Anna Christena Greenlee and James Washington Wood, was born February 14, 1875 at Lorraine, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died January 4, 1917, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery. On January 2, 1898 at Lyons, Rich County, Kansas, she married Morton Joshua Wittmeyer, (born January 29, 1871 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; died January 18, 1941, at Enterprise, Wallows County, Oregon). He was a railroad man, and the son of Henry George Wittmeyer (born October 31, 1835 in Alsace-Lorraine) and Hester Ann Morton (born October 15, 1844, at Jersey City, New Jersey).

Children of Dora Belle Wood and James Washington Wood:
1. Alfred Franklin Wittmeyer, born April 7, 1899; married Sylvia Fay Roberts
2. Ruth Beatrice Wittmeyer, born March 4, 1901; married Silas Simmons.


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William Fountain Wood, son of Anna Christena Greenlee and James Washington Wood, was born July 14, 1877 at Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri; died May 24, 1945, at Russell, Russell County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery at Ellsworth, Kansas. On November 29, 1903, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, he married Mary April Fry (born April 2, 1878, at Yelverton, Ohio; died June 26, 1945 at Russell, Russell County, Kansas and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery.) She was the daughter of David Hamilton Fry and Charlotte Shoard. The family church was United Brethren.

Children of William Fountain Wood and Mary April Fry:
1. Daughter, born April 13, 1906, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died same day
2. Daughter, born May 25, 1907, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died same day
3. Charlotte Christena Wood, born May 25, 1907; married Harold Phillip Bunker
4. William Fountain Wood, born May 7, 1916; married Mary Dick


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Charles Newton Wood, son of Anna Christena Greenlee and James Washington Wood, was born May 14, 1880, in Ellsworth County, Kansas. On July 11, 1901, at Lucas, Russell County, Kansas, he married Charlotte Belle Showman (born July 26, 1884, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, the daughter of George Winfield Showman and Emma Jane Bolan.) Charles Newton Wood conducts a laundry business of his own; the family church is United Brethren, and they live at 228 East Eighth Street, Russell, Kansas.

Children of Charles Newton Wood and Charlotte Belle Showman:
1. Ida Mae Wood, born September 5, 1902; married James Anthony Brungardt
2. Sadie Pearl Wood, born December 14, 1903, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died August 24, 1945. Married Clarence Fletcher on May 26, 1944. There were no children.
3. Ruth Esther Wood, born June 6, 1905, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died January 29, 1919.
4. Bessie Irene Wood, born August 9, 1907, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas. Married Oliver M. Baker on February 5, 1927. There are no children; and they live at Hays, Kansas.
5. Myrle Evelin Wood, born July 5, 1909, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas; died April 24, 1910
6. Ruby Ellen Wood, born July 6, 1911, at Herington, Dickinson County, Kansas. Married Andrew George Pavlo on May 1, 1944. There are no children and they live at 834 East Seventh Street, Russell, Kansas.
7. Charles Newton Wood, born January 11, 1915, at Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas, died Marcy 21, 1915
8. Clinton Normal Wood, born January 11, 1916, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas. He served in World War II for five years, in the Sixty-Third Infantry Regiment
9. Raymond Lewis Wood, born December 4, 1918, at Russell, Russell County, Kansas. He was in World War II for four and a half years, serving in the 3376th Quartermaster Truck Company
10. Charlotte Lee Wood, born February 13, 1923; married Robert Kelly Stone
11. Betty Lou Wood, born December 10, 1925, at Hays, Ellis County, Kansas


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Sarah Rosa Ann Wood, daughter of Anna Christena Greenlee and James Washington Wood, was born February 23, 1886 at Lorraine, Ellsworth County, Kansas. On September 15, 1914, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, she married Eldon Charles Eno, who was born May 12, 1886 at Hannibal, Oswego County, New York; died January 22, 1919, at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, and is buried in the Ellsworth cemetery at Ellsworth, Kansas. He is the son of Charles Whiting Eno and Elizabeth Estella Palmer. He was a cobbler and a farmer. On January 19, 1938, at Russell, Russell County, Kansas, Sarah Rosa Ann Wood was married to Olen Oren Bumgarner. The family is Presbyterian, and their address is R.F.D. No. 1, Strafford, Missouri.

Children of Sarah Rosa Ann Wood and Eldon Charles Eno:
1. Eldon Wood Eno, born December 14, 1916, at West Plains, Howell County, Missouri; died January 2, 1921
2. Leila Rosa Eno, born September 13, 1918; married Ralph Wallace Newcomer

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