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Descendants of Jacob Guseman


Generation No. 1

1. JACOB2 GUSEMAN (ABRAHAM1) was born February 14, 1786 in Virginia, and died March 15, 1878. He married CHRISTINA SUSAN WOLFE 1813, daughter of GEORGE WOLFE and CATHERINE BARB. She was born September 12, 1795 in Virgina, and died September 12, 1880.

Notes for JACOB GUSEMAN:
SOURCE: 1850, Preston County, West Virginia Census

1211-1211, Page 96

Name: Guseman
Jacob, 64 b. VA, Occupation: Merchant & Farmer
Christianna, 54 b. VA
Joseph, 20 b. VA, Occupation: Laborer
Abraham, 17 b. VA, Occupation: Laborer
Jacob, 15 b. VA, Occupation: Laborer
Amos, 11 b. VA

NAME: Harsh
Catharine, 12 b. VA

NAME: Wilhelm
Rachel, 18 b. VA

NAME: Wolf
Nancy, 88 b. VA

NOTE 1: I believe that Nancy Wolf is Christina's mother. I have her mother listed as Catharine Barb.


SOURCE: Preston County, West Virginia
NOTE: There are 2 Volumes to these books.

Jacob Guseman was born February 14, 1786, and sied March 15, 1878. When in his fourteenth year, he came with his parents to Monongalia County, and soon after that went to sea and was gone three years. He visited Liverpool and all the West India Islands, He settled first at Albright, where he ran a carding mill, then located to Muddy Creek, Pleasant Township, Preston County, where he spent a very active and useful life until his death, which took place at the age of ninety-two years, on month, and one day.

Mr. Guseman was a very large man with a strong frame, and he was a hard worker. He owned and operated a large farm, ran a tannery, a fulling mill, an oil mill, a grist mill, a saw mill, had a big store, and as a merchant and manufacturer did a big business. When merchandise was hauled from Baltimore, his teams would be started off and about one week afterwards he would mount a horse, overtake his wagons on the way, and by the time they would reach their destination the stock of goods would be purchased and ready for their return.

In 1813, Mr. Guseman married Miss Christina Wolfe.

More About JACOB GUSEMAN:
Occupation: 1850, Merchant & Farmer

More About JACOB GUSEMAN and CHRISTINA WOLFE:
Marriage: 1813

Children of JACOB GUSEMAN and CHRISTINA WOLFE are:
i. MARY G.3 GUSEMAN, b. October 08, 1817; d. March 16, 1909; m. SAMUEL MATLICK.
ii. SUSAN GUSEMAN, b. October 07, 1819; d. August 27, 1902; m. WILLIAM KELLEY.
2. iii. SOPHIA G. GUSEMAN, b. April 01, 1822; d. February 27, 1888.
iv. ABRAHAM GUSEMAN, b. July 31, 1824; d. June 06, 1925; m. RHODA F. CONNOR, November 19, 1858, Preston County, Virginia by Conrad Ringer; b. May 15, 1838, Virgina; d. November 10, 1891.

More About ABRAHAM GUSEMAN:
Occupation: 1850, Laborer

More About ABRAHAM GUSEMAN and RHODA CONNOR:
Marriage: November 19, 1858, Preston County, Virginia by Conrad Ringer

3. v. ISAAC GUSEMAN, b. May 16, 1826; d. 1911.
4. vi. JOHN WESLEY GUSEMAN, b. June 25, 1828.
vii. JOSEPH GUSEMAN, b. November 14, 1830, Virginia; m. MARY HAZE.

More About JOSEPH GUSEMAN:
Occupation: 1850, Laborer

5. viii. JACOB J. GUSEMAN, b. August 08, 1835, Preston County, Virginia.
ix. AMOS GUSEMAN, b. December 26, 1839.

Notes for AMOS GUSEMAN:
Married and went west


x. JOHN A. GUSEMAN.
xi. JOHN ABRAHAM GUSEMAN, d. Infancy.


Generation No. 2

2. SOPHIA G.3 GUSEMAN (JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born April 01, 1822, and died February 27, 1888. She married SAMUEL F. CONNOR June 01, 1846 in Preston County, Virginia, son of WILLIAM CONNOR and MARY GLOVER. He was born June 19, 1826 in Virgina.

More About SOPHIA G. GUSEMAN:
Burial: 1888, Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, Virginia

Notes for SAMUEL F. CONNOR:
SOURCE: Pioneers of Preston, Compiled by Janice Cale Sisler, Page 35

Samuel F. remained at Bruceton many years. His children are Sarah C., Isaac L., and William L.. They are all in California and the family name is now extinct in Grant.

More About SAMUEL CONNOR and SOPHIA GUSEMAN:
Marriage: June 01, 1846, Preston County, Virginia

Children of SOPHIA GUSEMAN and SAMUEL CONNOR are:
i. SARAH CAROLINE4 CONNOR, b. June 17, 1848, Preston County, Virgina; d. July 03, 1930, San Diego, California.

Notes for SARAH CAROLINE CONNOR:
Single


ii. ISAAC LEE CONNOR, b. March 25, 1850.
6. iii. WILLIAM LAWRENCE CONNOR, b. June 29, 1853, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, Virginia.


3. ISAAC3 GUSEMAN (JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born May 16, 1826, and died 1911. He married ELIZABETH MICHAEL. She was born 1826, and died 1867.

More About ISAAC GUSEMAN:
Burial: 1911, Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia

More About ELIZABETH MICHAEL:
Burial: 1867, Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, Virginia

Children of ISAAC GUSEMAN and ELIZABETH MICHAEL are:
i. SUSANNA4 GUSEMAN, b. 1848; d. 1903.

More About SUSANNA GUSEMAN:
Burial: 1903, Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia

ii. REBECCA J. GUSEMAN, b. 1863; d. 1891.

More About REBECCA J. GUSEMAN:
Burial: 1891, Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia


4. JOHN WESLEY3 GUSEMAN (JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born June 25, 1828. He married (1) CAROLINE MALINDA SNYDER, daughter of JOHN E. SNYDER. He married (2) ELANORAH DRABELLE February 28, 1850. She was born March 15, 1837, and died March 12, 1857.

Notes for JOHN WESLEY GUSEMAN:
SOURCE: Preston County, West Virginia
NOTE: These books are a two volume series.

Colonel John Wesley Guseman

Colonel John Wesley Guseman, now eighty-four years old, but with the vigor of a man half that many years, is a Prestonian of the old school, and an aristocrat of "ye olden times." His stately mansion on the broad acres of rich glade lands around Reedsville is situated well up on a plateau and is a sign post of peace and plenty, and of sociability and hospitality. The house was built by the Colonel in 1874, one year after the farm was purchased. It was in the parlor room of this house that the charter members of the Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad Company first met for consultation about that great enterprise; and to Colonel Guseman, who made the first survey for the road and became one of its chief promoters, is due the thanks of a grateful public for the success of that undertaking as much as to any other one man connected with it.

Colonel Guseman's early life was a busy one. In the mills, on the farm, and about the store, incessant activities were kept up and a sturdy growth of character was evolved, honesty and industry being the proud attainments of the Guseman family. IN 1849, Mr. Guseman went to Monongalia County to take charge of his grandfather's property, and in 1873 he became the owner of the mills at Dellslow. For fifty-five years he has followed surveying, having done much work of that kind in Preston, Monongalia, Taylor, Randolph, and Barbour Counties. He seems to be a natural born surveyor, with an eye for original landmarks and a knowledge of variations not often equaled by men of that profession.

Colonel Guseman was married February 28, 1850, to Elanorah Drabelle, of Monongalia County. She was born March 5, 1937, and by her had three daughters, all living, and married.

The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of this notable couple was fittingly observed on Tuesday, March 12, 1907m at their home near Reedsville. It was a pleasant and interesting occasion, with the presence of many people, and many gifts were made to them. Among those present were eight children, twenty-two grandchildren (there were thirty-four in all), and two great-grandchildren, out of four in all. Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Guseman, of whom nine are living, six boys and two girls, all married. There are four dead- Jacob, Ozola, May, and James.

Colonel Guseman is an active Democrat and has been the nominee of his party for the State Senate, House of Delegates, County, Surveyor, member of County Court, and, in fact, almost every office in the county, time and again, and always ran ahead of his ticket. He has always been known for his work as a surveyor, and has done more of it than any man in the county. His title of Colonel comes from his service in the militia before the War of the Rebellion. He was commissioned a lieutenant when but eighteen years of age by Governor Wise. He has been know as a Mason since 1851. His charming helpmate is a gracious woman of gentle ways, and with her wise counsels in household affairs has done much for her husband, her family, and for those about her. Both Mr. and Mrs. Guseman are crowned with silver hair, but are still lovers at seventy-five and eighty-four. A reunion of the family occurred on Thanksgiving Day, 1910. Out of twelve children living, eleven of the children, five boys and six girls, visited the old homestead during the time of their father's sickness.

More About JOHN GUSEMAN and ELANORAH DRABELLE:
Marriage: February 28, 1850

Children of JOHN GUSEMAN and CAROLINE SNYDER are:
i. JACOB4 GUSEMAN.
ii. OZOLA GUSEMAN.
iii. MAY GUSEMAN.
iv. JAMES GUSEMAN.
v. SAMUEL R. GUSEMAN.
vi. CHRISTINE GUSEMAN, b. Abt. 1860, Monongalia County, Virginia; m. A.F. MCMILLEN, March 22, 1887, Preston County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1855, Preston County, Virginia.

More About A.F. MCMILLEN and CHRISTINE GUSEMAN:
Marriage: March 22, 1887, Preston County, Virginia

vii. WILLIAM A. GUSEMAN.
viii. ELLA GUSEMAN, m. ELMER A. ASHBURN.

More About ELLA GUSEMAN:
Resided: near Reedsville, Pryor, North Dakota

ix. ROBERT GUSEMAN.

More About ROBERT GUSEMAN:
Resided: Williamstown, Missouri

x. AMOS GUSEMAN.

More About AMOS GUSEMAN:
Resided: Reedsville, Pryor, North Dakota

xi. IDA GUSEMAN, m. UNKNOWN SMITH.

More About IDA GUSEMAN:
Resided: Reedsville, Pryor, North Dakota

xii. STANLEY GUSEMAN.

More About STANLEY GUSEMAN:
Resided: Reedsville, Pryor, North Dakota


Children of JOHN GUSEMAN and ELANORAH DRABELLE are:
xiii. JOSEPHINE4 GUSEMAN, m. WILLIAM A. WOLFE.
xiv. JENNIE GUSEMAN, m. ELIJAH LIVENGOOD.
xv. FRANCES E. GUSEMAN, m. E. M. WATSON.


5. JACOB J.3 GUSEMAN (JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born August 08, 1835 in Preston County, Virginia. He married (1) LAVINA CONNOR October 23, 1856 in Preston County, Virginia by Spencer King, daughter of WILLIAM CONNOR and MARY GLOVER. She was born May 15, 1838 in Preston County, Virginia, and died July 06, 1873. He married (2) ELIZA M. ARNOLD June 04, 1874. She was born March 19, 1840.

Notes for JACOB J. GUSEMAN:
SOURCE: Preston County, West Virginia
NOTE: The book listed above is a two volume set

Mr. J.J. Guseman was Sergeant of Company E., 6th W.VA., Vol. Calvary, 1861-1865. In Libby prison ninety-six days; Supervisor of Roads seven years; Ocerseer of the Poor five years; President Board of Education three years and Mayor of Kingwood, 1898-1899, 1901.

More About JACOB J. GUSEMAN:
Occupation 1: 1856, Farmer
Occupation 2: 1850, Laborer
Resided: 1856, Monongalia County, Virginia

More About JACOB GUSEMAN and LAVINA CONNOR:
Marriage: October 23, 1856, Preston County, Virginia by Spencer King

More About JACOB GUSEMAN and ELIZA ARNOLD:
Marriage: June 04, 1874

Children of JACOB GUSEMAN and LAVINA CONNOR are:
i. JOHN W.4 GUSEMAN, d. August 10, 1903.
ii. CYRUS L. GUSEMAN.
7. iii. CLARA PHELICIA GUSEMAN, b. November 19, 1863, Preston County, Virgina; d. March 27, 1896, Clark County, Missouri.
8. iv. THEODORE J. GUSEMAN, b. April 05, 1867, Preston County, Virgina; d. 1950, Los Angeles, California.
9. v. MARY FLORENCE GUSEMAN, b. April 10, 1869, near Lenox, Preston County, Virginia; d. May 02, 1907, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.
10. vi. JAMES ALVA GUSEMAN.


Generation No. 3

6. WILLIAM LAWRENCE4 CONNOR (SOPHIA G.3 GUSEMAN, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born June 29, 1853 in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, Virginia. He married (1) S. ELIZABETH KANTNER April 27, 1887 in Preston County, Virginia. She was born Abt. 1860 in Preston County, Virginia, and died February 1890 in Buena Park, Orange County, California. He married (2) EMMA CUNNINGHAM September 10, 1891 in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia. She was born January 12, 1873 in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM LAWRENCE CONNOR:
After marrying Lizzie, they moved to Buena Park, California in 1889

More About WILLIAM LAWRENCE CONNOR:
Attended Church: Christian Church of Pasadena
Occupation 1: Served as Deputy Sheriff and Tax Collector in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, Virgina
Occupation 2: Carpenter by Trade
Occupation 3: Vice President of Bruceton Milling Company
Resided 1: Bet. 1873 - 1875, Illinois
Resided 2: 329 South Marengo Ave., Pasedena, California
Resided 3: Bet. 1873 - 1875, California
Resided 4: Bet. 1873 - 1875, Iowa
Resided 5: Bet. 1873 - 1875, Minnesota
Resided 6: Bet. 1873 - 1875, Missouri
Resided 7: June 29, 1907, Pasadena, California

More About S. ELIZABETH KANTNER:
Burial: 1890, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

More About WILLIAM CONNOR and S. KANTNER:
Marriage: April 27, 1887, Preston County, Virginia

More About EMMA CUNNINGHAM:
Attended: 1913, Peace Reunion of the Blue and Gray at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Member 1: 1914, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, James A. Garfield Circle No. 55 Dept. of California and Nevada
Member 2: Sons of Union Veterans
Resided 1: Bet. September 10, 1891 - April 1894, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia
Resided 2: Bet. April 1894 - February 1895, California
Resided 3: Bet. 1895 - 1907, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia

More About WILLIAM CONNOR and EMMA CUNNINGHAM:
Marriage: September 10, 1891, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia

Children of WILLIAM CONNOR and EMMA CUNNINGHAM are:
11. i. ETHEL FERN5 CONNOR, b. April 11, 1895, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia.
12. ii. CLARENCE CUNNINGHAM CONNOR, b. March 03, 1897, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia.
13. iii. MANILLA ELIZA CONNOR, b. July 14, 1898, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia.
iv. MILDRED CONNOR, b. November 12, 1900; d. November 26, 1900.

More About MILDRED CONNOR:
Burial: November 1900, Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West VIrginia


7. CLARA PHELICIA4 GUSEMAN (JACOB J.3, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born November 19, 1863 in Preston County, Virgina, and died March 27, 1896 in Clark County, Missouri. She married EZRA A. FEATHER October 28, 1886 in Preston County, Virginia, son of JACOB FEATHER and NANCY WILHELM. He was born 1866 in Cuzzart, Preston County, Virginia.

More About CLARA PHELICIA GUSEMAN:
Burial: March 1896, Clark County, Missouri

More About EZRA FEATHER and CLARA GUSEMAN:
Marriage: October 28, 1886, Preston County, Virginia

Children of CLARA GUSEMAN and EZRA FEATHER are:
i. PERRY ALVA5 FEATHER.
ii. CLARENCE THEODORE FEATHER.


8. THEODORE J.4 GUSEMAN (JACOB J.3, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born April 05, 1867 in Preston County, Virgina, and died 1950 in Los Angeles, California. He married MARY CATHERINE FEATHER February 22, 1888 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia. She was born September 1866 in Preston County, Virgina (Preston County Marriages VOL II has her place of birth as Iowa)., and died March 18, 1946 in Los Angeles, California.

More About THEODORE J. GUSEMAN:
Burial: 1950, Los Angeles, California

More About MARY CATHERINE FEATHER:
Burial: March 1946, Los Angeles, California

More About THEODORE GUSEMAN and MARY FEATHER:
Marriage: February 22, 1888, Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia

Children of THEODORE GUSEMAN and MARY FEATHER are:
i. CLARA PHELICIA5 GUSEMAN, b. January 21, 1889.
ii. ITALIA MAY GUSEMAN, b. March 29, 1890.
iii. JOHN WILLIE JACOB GUSEMAN, b. November 02, 1891.
iv. GALE GUSEMAN, b. August 24, 1893.
v. HAROLD FEATHER GUSEMAN, b. January 23, 1895.
vi. LULU BELLE GUSEMAN, b. November 15, 1896.
vii. ELSIE FLORENCE GUSEMAN, b. November 03, 1898.
viii. LOVINA GUSEMAN, b. March 25, 1900.
ix. ELMER THEODORE GUSEMAN, b. September 08, 1901.


9. MARY FLORENCE4 GUSEMAN (JACOB J.3, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born April 10, 1869 in near Lenox, Preston County, Virginia, and died May 02, 1907 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. She married WILLEY MCGREW FORMAN April 10, 1890 in Preston County, West Virginia. He was born May 19, 1870 in Crab Orchard, Preston County, Virginia, and died February 20, 1945 in Lenox, Preston County, West Virginia.

More About WILLEY FORMAN and MARY GUSEMAN:
Marriage: April 10, 1890, Preston County, West Virginia

Children of MARY GUSEMAN and WILLEY FORMAN are:
i. VERNON WAYNE5 FORMAN, b. April 15, 1891.
ii. DAVID OGRAPHY FORMAN, b. December 03, 1893.
iii. ORAL FORMAN, b. 1896.
iv. EZRA ALVA FORMAN, b. 1898.
v. THEODORE MCCLELLAN FORMAN, b. July 28, 1901.
vi. LOUISA ELIZABETH FORMAN, b. May 06, 1905.


10. JAMES ALVA4 GUSEMAN (JACOB J.3, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) He married MARCELLA MCVICKER.

Child of JAMES GUSEMAN and MARCELLA MCVICKER is:
i. LAVINA ELIZABETH5 GUSEMAN, b. February 12, 1896.


Generation No. 4

11. ETHEL FERN5 CONNOR (WILLIAM LAWRENCE4, SOPHIA G.3 GUSEMAN, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born April 11, 1895 in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia. She married CLYDE KEMP MALLOY June 28, 1919 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. He was born July 30, 1891 in Cayuga, Sargent County, North Dakota.

More About CLYDE MALLOY and ETHEL CONNOR:
Marriage: June 28, 1919, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Child of ETHEL CONNOR and CLYDE MALLOY is:
i. SICILY ANN6 MALLOY, b. June 15, 1921, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California.


12. CLARENCE CUNNINGHAM5 CONNOR (WILLIAM LAWRENCE4, SOPHIA G.3 GUSEMAN, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born March 03, 1897 in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia. He married GLADYS SMITH April 1920.

More About CLARENCE CONNOR and GLADYS SMITH:
Marriage: April 1920

Child of CLARENCE CONNOR and GLADYS SMITH is:
i. CLARENCE CUNNINGHAM6 CONNOR, JR., b. December 27, 1920, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.


13. MANILLA ELIZA5 CONNOR (WILLIAM LAWRENCE4, SOPHIA G.3 GUSEMAN, JACOB2, ABRAHAM1) was born July 14, 1898 in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia. She married WYNNETT BEDALL.

Child of MANILLA CONNOR and WYNNETT BEDALL is:
i. WYNNETT6 BEDALL, JR..






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