Search for content in message boards

John CROSS b 1800-10 m Catherine PRUNTY; lived Ritchie Co, WV

John CROSS b 1800-10 m Catherine PRUNTY; lived Ritchie Co, WV

Posted: 3 Mar 2009 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CROSS, PRUNTY, CARROLL, BARTLETT
Looking for more information about John CROSS and Catherine PRUNTY in subject line. I am particularly interested in their descendants.

Catherine's mother was Anne CARROLL PRUNTY b c1772
Anne's mother was Elizabeth BARTLETT CARROLL b c1754
Elizabeth's mother was Ann _____ BARTLETT b c1733 of Richmond Co, VA

I'm trying to trace the all-female descendants of Catherine PRUNTY CROSS for a possible mtDNA project. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Jim Bartlett jim4bartletts@verizon.net

Re: John CROSS b 1800-10 m Catherine PRUNTY; lived Ritchie Co, WV

Posted: 29 May 2009 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
1. JOHN OTHELLO5 CROSS,SR.,2ND HUSBAND (RICHARD 'BIG) was born 29 Feb 1808 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia (listed in 1850 Ritchie County Census), and died 15 Jul 1886 in Riddle's Chapel,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) CATHERINE 'JEMIMA' PRUNTY,1ST WIFE 02 Dec 1829 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of DAVID PRUNTY and ANNA CARROLL. She was born 15 Feb 1802 in Ritchie County,West Virginia was six yrs. older than John, and died Bef. Mar 1865 in Ritchie County,West Virginia (Elmira and Nettie must have died early do not appear on 1900 Census). He married (2) SARAH 'JANE' JONES,2ND WIFE 26 Mar 1865 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of SAMUEL JONES and RUTH ANDERSON. She was born 1845 in Tyler County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 18 Nov 1880 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JOHN OTHELLO CROSS,SR.,2ND HUSBAND:
*************
Name: Cross Birth Date: 18 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia Sex: Male
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Gilbert Cross Birth Date: 09 Aug 1875
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Name: Harriet Cross Birth Date: 09 Feb 1866
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Name: John Cross Residence: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Birth date: 1809 Birth place: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Spouse name: Sarah J. Cross Spouse birth place: West Virginia
Father birth place: West Virginia Mother birth place: West Virginia
Race or color (expanded): White Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male Marital status: Married Age: 71 years Occupation: Farmer
NARA film number: T9-1413 Page: 364
Page letter: C Entry number: 2119 Film number: 1255413
Collection: 1880 United States Census
************
1850 Census of Ritchie County,West Virginia
September 13,1850
Cross, John farmer born in Virginia Age 42 Years
Jemina 48
Jane 12
Jefferson 5
Jemina 3
Nancy E. - 10 months
**************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 516 r
CROSS JOHN 65 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
*************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
------------------
John CROSS Self M Male W 71 WV Farmer WV WV
Sarah J. CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Harriett CROSS Dau Female W 14 WV At Home WV WV
Benjamin F. CROSS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Samuel A. CROSS Son S Male W 8 WV WV WV
Gilbert CROSS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
---------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364C
***********
Date: 27 Nov 1829 Note: Bond Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Jemima Markquill - John Cross
**************
Date: 5 Dec 1829 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Jemimah Marrquell John Cross
****************
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John Cross Home in 1880: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age: 71 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Sarah J.
Father's birthplace: West Virginia
Mother's birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John Cross 71
Sarah J. Cross 35
Harriett Cross 14
Benjamin F. Cross 10
Samuel A. Cross 8
Gilbert Cross 4
****************
Notes for SARAH 'JANE' JONES,2ND WIFE:
*************
Name: Gilbert Cross Birth Date: 09 Aug 1875
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Harriet Cross Birth Date: 09 Feb 1866
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Cross Birth Date: 18 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia Sex: Male
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Children of JOHN CROSS and CATHERINE PRUNTY are:
2. i. SARAH JANE6 CROSS, b. Abt. Oct 1830, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. MARY ANNE CROSS, b. 21 Jun 1840, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 13 Apr 1923, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. JOHN W. DAVIS, 1857, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1830, Marion County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for MARY ANNE CROSS:
***************
Mary A Cross John W Davis
***************
3. iii. JEFFERSON JAMES CROSS,1ST HUSBAND, b. 15 Apr 1845, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 14 Mar 1894, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
4. iv. JEMIMA 'JANE' CROSS, b. Mar 1846, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Aft. 1900, Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
5. v. NANCY ELLEN CROSS, b. Bet. Feb - 22 Dec 1849, Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. 04 Oct 1942, Pullman Cemetery,Pullman,Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
6. vi. JOHN OTHELLO CROSS,2ND, b. Bet. Aug 1851 - 01 May 1853, Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 11 Jan 1936, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of JOHN CROSS and SARAH JONES are:
7. vii. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, b. 09 Feb 1866, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1957, Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery,Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
8. viii. BENJAMIN 'FRANK' FRANKLIN CROSS,2ND COUSINS, b. Bet. Jan - 20 Mar 1869, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ix. SAMUEL A. CROSS, b. 1872, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
x. GILBERT CROSS, b. 09 Aug 1875, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 01 Dec 1960, Georgia; m. EMMA STEERMAN, 11 Nov 1903, Calhoun County,West Virginia; b. 1882, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Georgia.
Notes for GILBERT CROSS:
****************
Date: 11 Nov1903 Place: Calhoun, West Virginia
Name: Emma Steerman Gilbert Cross
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at Marriage: 21 yrs 28 yrs
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
**************
Name: Gilbert Cross Birth Date: 09 Aug 1875
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
xi. UNKNOWN SON CROSS, b. 18 Nov 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for UNKNOWN SON CROSS:
*************
Name: Cross Birth Date: 18 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia Sex: Male
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************

Generation No. 2
2. SARAH JANE6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born Abt. Oct 1830 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married GRANVILLE DOTSON 26 Nov 1846 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of EMANUEL DOTSON and HANNAH SAYRE. He was born 1827 in Middle Island,Wood County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of SARAH CROSS and GRANVILLE DOTSON are:
i. EMARETTA7 DOTSON, b. Abt. 01 Sep 1847, Ritchie County,West virginia.
ii. EVELINE DOTSON, b. 1851, Ritchie County,West virginia; m. CHARLES H. POOL, 17 Feb 1867, Adair,Missouri; b. 1843, Ritchie County,West virginia.
iii. MARTHA E. DOTSON, b. Abt. Dec 1853, Ritchie County,West virginia.
iv. JOSEPHINE DOTSON, b. 15 Nov 1854, Ritchie County,West virginia.
v. LAFSIS DOTSON, b. Abt. Dec 1855, Ritchie County,West virginia.
9. vi. JOHN P. DOTSON, b. 23 Nov 1856, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Minnesota.
vii. EMANUEL M. DOTSON, b. Jun 1860, Clay Township,Adair County,Missuri.

3. JEFFERSON JAMES6 CROSS,1ST HUSBAND (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE', ) was born 15 Apr 1845 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 Mar 1894 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married ELIZABETH DOAK STEPHENS,WIDOW,2ND WIFE 18 Jun 1865 in Doddridge County,West Virginia, daughter of THOMAS STEPHENS and MAHALIA AMOS. She was born 09 Aug 1844 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 25 Nov 1925 in Mt.Olivet Cemetery,Wood County,West Virginia.
Notes for JEFFERSON JAMES CROSS,1ST HUSBAND:
***************
Date: 18 Jun 1865 Place: Doddridge, West Virginia
Bride Groom
Name: Elizabeth Stephens Jefferson Cross
Age at Marriage: 19y 20y
Mother: Mahala Stephens Jemima Cross
Father: Thomas Stephens John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Name: Mary Cross Birth Date: 02 Dec 1890
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Lemon Cross Birth Date: 10 Apr 1877
Birth Place: Clay District, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elisabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
************
Name: C. H. Cross Birth Date: 29 Mar 1873
Birth Place: N.F.H. River, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jeff Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
**************
Name: Andrew C. Cross Birth Date: 09 Jun 1867
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
******************
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
***************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 516
CROSS JEFFERSON 26 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
*************
Notes for ELIZABETH DOAK STEPHENS,WIDOW,2ND WIFE:
*************
Name: Lemon Cross Birth Date: 10 Apr 1877
Birth Place: Clay District, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elisabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Date: 18 Jun 1865 Place: Doddridge, West Virginia
Bride Groom
Name: Elizabeth Stephens Jefferson Cross
Age at Marriage: 19y 20y
Mother: Mahala Stephens Jemima Cross
Father: Thomas Stephens John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Mary Cross Birth Date: 02 Dec 1890
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
************
Children of JEFFERSON CROSS and ELIZABETH STEPHENS are:
i. ANDREW C.7 CROSS, b. 09 Jun 1867, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
Notes for ANDREW C. CROSS:
*************
Name: Andrew C. Cross Birth Date: 09 Jun 1867
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
10. ii. MAHALA JANE 'MATILDA' CROSS,1ST WIFE, b. 09 Jun 1868, Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 13 Mar 1892, Pennsboro Episcopal United Brethren Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. LAVINA 'LAVERNA' 'LOVIE' CROSS, b. 1871, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. WILLIAM C. SHAFFER, 10 Sep 1895, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1865, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for LAVINA 'LAVERNA' 'LOVIE' CROSS:
Love Cross Wm C Shafer
iv. KERRENHAPPUCK 'KERREN' C.H. CROSS, b. 29 Mar 1873, N.F.H. River,Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
Notes for KERRENHAPPUCK 'KERREN' C.H. CROSS:
***************
Name: C. H. Cross Birth Date: 29 Mar 1873
Birth Place: N.F.H. River, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jeff Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
**************
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
************
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
**************
v. C.W. CROSS, b. 29 Mar 1875, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
vi. SARAH JANE CROSS, b. May 1876, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia; m. ULYSSES E. GERBER, 19 Jun 1894, Ritchie County,West Virginia married by Eli Riddle; b. Abt. 1870, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
11. vii. LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON' CROSS, b. 10 Apr 1877, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. MARY CROSS, b. 02 Dec 1890, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
Notes for MARY CROSS:
***************
Name: Mary Cross Birth Date: 02 Dec 1890
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************

4. JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born Mar 1846 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 1900 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married JACOB 'JAKE' H. RICHARDS 12 Feb 1863 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of BENJAMIN RICHARDS and PRISCILLA JONES. He was born Sep 1838 in Harrison County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 1900 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JEMIMA 'JANE' CROSS:
**************
Ritchie County,West Virginia Marriage Records
Groom: Jacob H. Richards - Age: 25
Bride: Jemina [J.J.] Cross - Parents: John & Jemina Cross
Date: February 12,1863
**************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob H. RICHARDS Self M Male W 42 WV Farmer WV WV
Jemima J. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
Moses A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 16 WV At Home WV WV
Ezra L. RICHARDS Son S Male W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Zacheus RICHARDS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Alpheus S. RICHARDS Son S Male W 7 WV WV WV
Waitman W. RICHARDS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
Walter RICHARDS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV
Elizabeth CEDARS Cousin S Female W 11 WV At Home WV WV
William RICHARDS Cousin Male W 18 WV Laborer WV WV
-------------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368C
**************
Notes for JACOB 'JAKE' H. RICHARDS:
**************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 514
RICHARDS JACOB H 32 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
************
1870 Census, Ritchie County,West Virginia
RICHARDS, Jacob H. 32. Va
Jemina 23
Zachariah - birth record shows born August 17, 1869
Andrew W. 6
Eliza L. 3
Rachel 9 months
***********
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob H. RICHARDS Self M Male W 42 WV Farmer WV WV
Jemima J. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
Moses A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 16 WV At Home WV WV
Ezra L. RICHARDS Son S Male W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Zacheus RICHARDS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Alpheus S. RICHARDS Son S Male W 7 WV WV WV
Waitman W. RICHARDS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
Walter RICHARDS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV
Elizabeth CEDARS Cousin S Female W 11 WV At Home WV WV
William RICHARDS Cousin Male W 18 WV Laborer WV WV
--------------------------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368C
********************************
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia Age at Death: 66
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
********************************
1900 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > MURPHY DIST
Series: T623 Roll: 1772 Page: 141
RICHARDS JACOB H 62 M W WV WV RITCHIE MURPHY DIST 1900
********************************
Children of JEMIMA CROSS and JACOB RICHARDS are:
i. ANDREW W.7 RICHARDS, b. Abt. Dec 1863, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. ELIZABETH LOUISE RICHARDS, b. Abt. Dec 1865, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. EZRA L. RICHARDS, b. Abt. May 1867, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. MOSES ANDREW RICHARDS, b. Nov 1868, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
v. ZACHARIAH 'ZACHEOUS' RICHARDS, b. 17 Aug 1869, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 31 Oct 1934, Mineral County,West Virginia; m. (1) MARGARET LAMBERT; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Mineral County,West Virginia; m. (2) MARGARET LAMBERT; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Mineral County,West Virginia.
Notes for ZACHARIAH 'ZACHEOUS' RICHARDS:
Name: Zaccheus Richards Death Date: 31 Oct 1934
Death Place: Mineral, West Virginia
Spouse: Margaret Lambert
Mother: Jermiah Cross Father: Jacob H. Richards
vi. MOSES ANDREW RICHARDS, b. Nov 1869, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
vii. HACKIUS RICHARDS, b. Abt. Dec 1870, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
12. viii. ALPHEUS SEYMOUR RICHARDS,BARBER,KILLED STREETCAR, b. 09 Jun 1872, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 31 Jul 1938, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
ix. WAITMAN W. RICHARDS, b. 06 Jul 1874, Clay,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
13. x. WALTER RICHARDS, b. 23 Aug 1878, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xi. ELIZABETH ' LENORA' RICHARDS,TWIN,DIED YOUNG, b. 22 Dec 1881, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1884, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xii. VICTORIA 'RACHEL' RICHARDS,TWIN,DIED YOUNG, b. 22 Dec 1881, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xiii. JOHN J. RICHARDS, b. Nov 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xiv. BENJAMIN HARRISON RICHARDS,SR.,OWNER BARBERSHOP, b. 08 Nov 1888, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 01 Feb 1966, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia; m. (1) UNKNOWN; m. (2) UNKNOWN.
Notes for BENJAMIN HARRISON RICHARDS,SR.,OWNER BARBERSHOP:
------------
Name: BENJAMIN F. RICHARDS Death Date: 1 FEB 1966
Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia
Age at Death: 77Y Burial Date: 4 FEB 1966
Cemetery: BRIDGEPORT Birth Date: 8 NOV 1888
Birth Place: RITCHIE COUNTY WVA Marital Status: W
Occupation: OWNER BARBER SHOP
Mother: JANE J. CROSS Father: J. H. RICHARDS
----------------
xv. HOWARD RICHARDS,DIED YOUNG, b. Abt. Dec 1889, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.

5. NANCY ELLEN6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Bet. Feb - 22 Dec 1849 in Ritchie County,West Virinia, and died 04 Oct 1942 in Pullman Cemetery,Pullman,Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICHARDS,JR.,DOCTOR 08 Apr 1864 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of BENJAMIN RICHARDS and PRISCILLA JONES. He was born 1836 in Wood County,West Virginia, and died 27 Apr 1916 in Clay,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for NANCY ELLEN CROSS:
*****************
Nancy L. Cross found in: West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index
Spouse: Benjamin F. Richards Marriage Date: April 08, 1865 County: Ritchie
This record can be found at the County Court Records,Film # 0839540
Household Record 1880 United States Census
B. F. RICHARDS Self M Male W 44 WV Farmer WV WV
Nancy E. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 30 WV Keeping House WV WV
Alice J. RICHARDS Dau Female W 14 WV At Home WV WV
John A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 11 WV At Home WV WV
Elias C. RICHARDS Son S Male W 9 WV WV WV
Lee RICHARDS Son S Male W 5 WV WV WV
Kate RICHARDS Dau S Female W 1 WV WV WV
----------------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368D
***************
Ritchie County,West Virginia Marriage Records
Groom: Ben F. Richards Age: 26 Parents: Ben & Priscilla
Bride: Nancy S. Cross Age: 16 Parents: John & Jemina
Date: April 8,1864
***************
Name: Nancy Richards Death Date: 04 Oct 1942
Death Place: Wood, West Virginia
Spouse: B.F. Richards
Mother: Jamina Prunty Father: John Cross
*************
Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICHARDS,JR.,DOCTOR:
****************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
B. F. RICHARDS Self M Male W 44 WV Farmer WV WV
Nancy E. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 30 WV Keeping House WV WV
Alice J. RICHARDS Dau Female W 14 WV At Home WV WV
John A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 11 WV At Home WV WV
Elias C. RICHARDS Son S Male W 9 WV WV WV
Lee RICHARDS Son S Male W 5 WV WV WV
Kate RICHARDS Dau S Female W 1 WV WV WV
-------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368D
*************
Obituary
-----
Dr. B.F. Richards was born December 3,1835 in Ritchie County,Virginia, now West Virginia
and departed this life on April 27,1916,aged 80 years,4 months and 24 days.
He was married to Miss Nancy Ellen Cross, April 13,1865 and to this union were born
4 sons and 4 daughters,namely :
Mrs. A.J. Drummond of Pullman,WVa.
J.A. Richards of Ohio
Lee Richards of Duquesne, Pa.;
Kitty Fullick of McDonald, Pa
Mrs. Hattie Primm of California
Clark F. Richards of McDonald, Pa
Hallie Richards of Pullman,WVa.
One son, E.C. Richards died twenty two years ago in the prime of young manhood....
Dr. Richards was converted in a revival meeting on Stewarts Run in his young manhood.
He never joining any church organization but held to the United Brethern as the church of his choice.
He attended school for a while at Athens, Ohio when young, taught a few terms of school and then took up the study of medicine as his life profession He was a practicing physician with marked success until old age called for him to retire. He was a very conscientious man, devoting his time and talent to the relief of his fellow man. He loved his children and his children loved him, and everything was done that could be done by loving hands for his comfort in his last illness. His last years were spent in reading his Bible, meditating upon God and Heaven and shouting God's praises in his home.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer at Pullman in the presence of a vast concourse of
people. We were assisted by Rev. Vannoy of Harrisville and Rev. D.H. Davis of Pullman. Rev. Jacob
Shock and Rev. Joseph Radcliff were also present. The text for the occasion was the first verses
of the 23 rd Psalm, The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want selected by the Doctor before his death.
I.S. Hall.
*****************
Ritchie County,West Virginia Marriage Records
Groom: Ben F. Richards Age: 26 Parents: Ben & Priscilla
Bride: Nancy S. Cross Age: 16 Parents: John & Jemina
Date: April 8,1864
**************
Will of Benjamin RICHARDS
Ritchie County Courthouse, Harrisville, WV
DB 1 p 482/483
------
Benjamin RICHARDS
The last will and testament of Benjamin RICHARDS of the County of Ritchie and State of West Virginia.
I Benjamin RICHARDS considering the uncerainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First. I give and bequeath to my youngest sone Elias C. RICHARDS fifty three acres more or less lying on lyn camp, his old tract joining S. HALL & H. HAWKINS & S. HARPER & others, the upper end crossing at the beech corner with one condition that is to say, I and my wife, Priscilla are to have our suport our lifetime and to pay my two youngest Daughters three hundred Dollars each, with these conditions that is to say each one shall have fifty dollars a year after our death till paid, my oldest Daughter,Catherine E., I will and bequeath to be paid, out of my personal property two hundred dollars, fifty dolars a year, to my sone Benjamin F., I will and bequeath twelve acres more ore less, lying above and adjoining Elias Cs, the upper end to run Strate across the run a past a little Sugar
commencing one rod below the big lick thence with HARPER'S line to thee said E.C. RICHARDS portion, thence with Aaron HAWKINS to the beginning.
I will and bequeath to my son Jacob H. Fourteen acres lying above and adjoining Benjamin F. RICHARDS the upper end the upper end to commence at a big, white oke on the rite sid of the lick run thence to a Sugar on the same point thence runing across the botton with the fence to the corner of
the fence, thence to the ridge so as to contain fourteen acres.
I will and bequeath to my sone George W. the balanc of my land above & adjoining Jacob H, portion fourteen acres more or less. My two Youngest Daughters Shall have ther home hear while Single and also this land that I will is to be Our home and I am to do as I wish on the farm my life time.
In witness whereoff I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 day of Feb 1869 the year of our lord.
his
Benjamin x Richards (seal)
mark
-----
The above instrument consisting _ one Sheet was was now here subscribed by Benjamin RICHARDS the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time delcared by him to be his last will and Testament and we at his request sign our names here to as attesting witnesses.

J.S. x Elder
A x Bogard
Eli x Richard
West Virginia County Court of Ritchie County June term 1874
The Will of Benjamin RICHARDS was this day presented to Court, and being fully proven by J. S. ELDER, A. BOGARD, & Eli RICHARDS, the three Subscribing Witnesses thereto being here in court and having the said Will before them and being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw the said Benjamin RICHARDS sign his name thereto and they in his presents and in the presence of each other,
and at his request signed their names as Witnesses thereto the said Will is
admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded.
A copy from the minutes of said Court at the term aforesaid.
Teste G.W. Amos, Clerk
----
State of West Virginia. ss.
I G. W. Amos, clerk of the County Court of Ritchie County in the State
aforesaid do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Last Will &
testament of Benjamin RICHARDS together with a copy of the order admitting
the same to probate duly admitted to record this 12th day of June 1874.
Teste G. W. Amos, Clerk
**************
Children of NANCY CROSS and BENJAMIN RICHARDS are:
i. KITTY7 RICHARDS, b. Abt. 28 Feb 1865, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. (1) UNKNOWN FULLICK; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. (2) UNKNOWN FULLICK; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. JAMES B. RICHARDS, b. 13 Nov 1867, Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. Ohio; m. (1) UNKNOWN; b. Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. Ohio; m. (2) UNKNOWN; b. Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. Ohio.
iii. JOHN A. RICHARDS, b. 09 Jul 1868, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. ELIAS C. RICHARDS, b. 10 Jun 1871, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1894.
v. LEE RICHARDS, b. 15 Apr 1874, Duquesne,Pennsylvania.
vi. CATHERINE 'KATE' RICHARDS, b. 22 Feb 1879, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. A.J. DRUMMOND, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1874, Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
vii. HATTIE RICHARDS,TWIN, b. Aug 1882, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. WILLIAM PRIMM, 09 Sep 1902, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1877, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. HOLLIE RICHARDS,TWIN, b. Aug 1882, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. EMMMA PARKS, 08 Sep 1906, Ritchie Co.,WVA.
ix. CLARK F. RICHARDS, b. 22 Aug 1885, Mcdonald,Pennsylvania.
x. HALLIE RICHARDS, b. 1893, Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Is he a minister??that married my parents??; m. MINNIE CUNNINGHAM, 05 Apr 1912, Ritchie Co.,WVA; b. Ritchie County,WVA.
14. xi. ALICE J. RICHARDS,1ST WIFE, b. Abt. May 1866, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xii. HALLIE RICHARDS, b. Aug 1882, Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. m. MINNIE CUNNINGHAM, 05 Apr 1912, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.

6. JOHN OTHELLO6 CROSS,2ND (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Bet. Aug 1851 - 01 May 1853 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 11 Jan 1936 in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married ELIZABETH ANN 'KATE' VALENTINE 25 Jul 1872 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of ISAAC VALENTINE and ALMINA HAYHURST. She was born Aug 1855 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 Feb 1957 in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery,Lamberton,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JOHN OTHELLO CROSS,2ND:
****************
Name: James Jefferson Cross Birth Date: 20 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Father: Jno. O. Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth Date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Valentine Mother's Age: 27y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co., W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 30y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***********
Name: Peter Luke Cross Birth Date: 27 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth Date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth A. Valentine Mother's Age: 23y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co. W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 26y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Emma J. Cross Birth Date: 10 Jun 1873
Birth Place: N.F.H. River, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Jr Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
1900 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY DIST
Series: T623 Roll: 1772 Page: 10
CROSS JOHN O 49 M W WV WV RITCHIE CLAY DIST 1900
****************
John CROSS Self M Male W 28 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 24 WV Keeping House WV WV
Sylvia CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Mina CROSS Dau S Female W 3 WV WV WV
CROSS Son S Male W 2M WV WV WV
--------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364C
***************
Name: John O CrossResidence: Pennsboro town, Ritchie, West Virginia
Birth date: Aug 1851 Birth place: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Spouse name: Elizabeth Cross Spouse birth place: West Virginia
Father birth place: West VirginiaMother birth place: West Virginia
Race or color (expanded): White Marital status: Married
Years married: 27 Estimated marriage year: 1873
Enumeration district: 0084 Sheet number and letter: 10A
Household id: 179 Reference number: 14
GSU film number: 1241772Image number: 00023
Collection: 1900 United States Census
******************
Name: John Cross Residence: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Birth date: 1852 Birth place: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self Spouse name: Elizabeth Cross
Spouse birth place: West Virginia Father birth place: West Virginia
Mother birth place: West Virginia Race or color (expanded): White
Ethnicity: American Gender: Male
Marital status: Married Age: 28 years Occupation: Farmer
NARA film number: T9-1413 Page: 364
Page letter: C Entry number: 2114 Film number: 1255413
Collection: 1880 United States Census
****************
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John Cross Home in 1880: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852 Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Father's birthplace: West Virginia Mother's birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John Cross 28
Elizabeth Cross 24
Sylvia Cross 4
Mina Cross 3
Cross 2M
*****************
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: John O Cross Age in 1910: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Home in 1910: Union, Ritchie, West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Dexter Richards 43
Wade Richards 20
Roxie Richards 18
Nettie Richards 15
William Richards 12
Nelly Richards 9
Edney Richards 7
John O Cross 57
Alva Drummonds 39
Elsworth Laum 33
*****************
Name: John O. Cross Death date: 11 Jan 1936
Death place: Wood, West Virginia Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Elizabeth Valentine
Father name: John CrossMother name: Prunty
Film number: 1953909 Digital GS number: 4257777
Image number: 1557 Reference number: 1531
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
****************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Father birth place: Pennsboro, W Va.
Age of father: 26 years Mother name: Elizabeth A. Valentine
Mother birth place: Marion Co. W Va. Mother age: 23 years
Film number: 839537 Digital GS number: 4229125
Image number: 39 Reference number: v 1 p 33
Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930
****************
Name: Sylvia Cross Nutt Death date: 13 Sep 1919
Death place: Petroleum, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at death: 43 years 7 months 11 days Birth date: 1876
Birth place: WVa. Marital status: Married
Father name: Jno. O. Cross Father birth place: W.Va.
Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine Mother birth place: WVa.
Occupation: Housewife
Film number: 839538 Digital GS number: 4229126
Image number: 117 Reference number: v 6 p 368
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
*************
Name: Marshall W. Cross Death date: 16 Aug 1962
Death place: Bonham, Fannin, Texas
Race or color (on document): w Age at death: 68 years
Birth date: 1894 Birth place: W. Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine
Occupation: Carpenter Residence: Pennsboro,Ritchie, W. Virginia
Cemetery name: Pisgah Burial place: Pennsboro, West Virginia
Burial date: 17 Aug 1962
Film number: 2117024 Digital GS number: 4028467
Image number: 3446 Reference number: 48565
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
************
Notes for ELIZABETH ANN 'KATE' VALENTINE:
************
Name: Elizabeth Ann Valentine Cross Death Date: 14 Feb 1957
Death Place: Lamberton, Ritchie, West Virginia
Note: Sheppard Nursing Home Age at Death: 101y 6m 14d
Birth Place: Marion Co., WVa. Marital Status: W
Mother: Elmina Hayhurst Father: Isaac Valentine
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth Date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth A. Valentine Mother's Age: 23y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co. W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 26y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Peter Luke Cross Birth Date: 27 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth Date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Valentine Mother's Age: 27y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co., W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 30y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
**************
Name: James Jefferson Cross Birth Date: 20 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Father: Jno. O. Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Children of JOHN CROSS and ELIZABETH VALENTINE are:
i. ROSA C.7 CROSS, b. 04 Jan 1873, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 04 Aug 1872.
ii. EMMA J. CROSS, b. 10 Jun 1873, North Fork Hughes River,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. SYLVIA CROSS, b. Aug 1876, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. ELMINA 'MINA' CROSS,TWIN, b. 24 Jan 1878, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. ROTHWELL GILBERT, 24 Mar 1894, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1869, Wirt County,West Virginia; d. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for ELMINA 'MINA' CROSS,TWIN:
************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Father birth place: Pennsboro, W Va.
Age of father: 26 years Mother name: Elizabeth A. Valentine
Mother birth place: Marion Co. W Va. Mother age: 23 years
Film number: 839537 Digital GS number: 4229125
Image number: 39 Reference number: v 1 p 33
Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930
************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth Date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth A. Valentine Mother's Age: 23y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co. W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 26y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************


v. SYLVIA CROSS,TWIN, b. 24 Jan 1878, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 13 Sep 1919, Petroleum,Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. UNKNOWN NUTT, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1875, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for SYLVIA CROSS,TWIN:
**************
Name: Sylvia Cross Nutt Death date: 13 Sep 1919
Death place: Petroleum, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at death: 43 years 7 months 11 days Birth date: 1876
Birth place: WVa. Marital status: Married
Father name: Jno. O. Cross Father birth place: W.Va.
Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine Mother birth place: WVa.
Occupation: Housewife
Film number: 839538 Digital GS number: 4229126
Image number: 117 Reference number: v 6 p 368
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
**************
15. vi. PETER LUKE 'LUKIE' CROSS, b. 27 Mar 1880, Beason,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Abt. 1954, Wood County,West Virginia.
vii. ALLIE CROSS,TWIN, b. Abt. Feb 1880, Pennsboro,Richie County,West Virginia; m. DAVID T. "TAT" TAYLOR; b. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. LOVEAR PATRICIA 'PAT' CROSS,TWIN, b. Abt. Feb 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. GRANVILLE UNKNOWN.
ix. TWEARS CROSS,SON, b. Mar 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
x. EMMA CROSS, b. Abt. Feb 1881, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xi. NETTIE ALICE CROSS, b. 29 Apr 1882, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for NETTIE ALICE CROSS:
***********
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth place: Pennsboro,Ritchie,West Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Father birth place: Pennsboro, WVa.
Age of father: 30 years Mother age: 27 years
Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine Mother birth place: Marion Co., WVa.
Film number: 839537 Digital GS number: 4229125
Image number: 40 Reference number: v 1 p 34
Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930
***********
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth Date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Valentine Mother's Age: 27y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co., W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 30y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***********
xii. JAMES JEFFERSON 'JEFFIE' CROSS, b. 20 Nov 1884, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1967, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JAMES JEFFERSON 'JEFFIE' CROSS:
****************
Name: James Jefferson Cross Birth Date: 20 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Father: Jno. O. Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
16. xiii. RACHEL 'RACHIE' CROSS, b. Apr 1887, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xiv. MARSHALL 'MARSH'DINK' W. CROSS,CARPENTER, b. Jul 1894, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 16 Aug 1962, Bonham,Fannin County,Texas but buried in Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.

Notes for MARSHALL 'MARSH'DINK' W. CROSS,CARPENTER:
*************
Name: Marshall W. Cross Death date: 16 Aug 1962
Death place: Bonham, Fannin, Texas
Race or color (on document): w Age at death: 68 years
Birth date: 1894 Birth place: W. Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine
Occupation: Carpenter Residence: Pennsboro,Ritchie, W. Virginia
Cemetery name: Pisgah Burial place: Pennsboro, West Virginia
Burial date: 17 Aug 1962
Film number: 2117024 Digital GS number: 4028467
Image number: 3446 Reference number: 48565
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
*************

7. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 09 Feb 1866 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 1957 in Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery,Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married WARREN 'LINCOLN' WILSON 08 Mar 1883 in Oakland,Maryland, son of JOHN WILSON and REBECCA CLAYTON. He was born 17 Jul 1869 in Ritchie Co, Virginia (was a farmer,surveyor,and a carpenter), and died 30 Jul 1932 in Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery,Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE' CROSS:
***************
Name: Harriet Cross Birth Date: 09 Feb 1866
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Children of HARRIET CROSS and WARREN WILSON are:
i. GROVER C.7 WILSON, b. Jan 1884, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1931, Bingham County,Idaho (died from cancer).
17. ii. HENRY MORGAN WILSON, b. 30 Sep 1886, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 22 Sep 1973, Clarksburg,Harrison County,WVA (Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery).
18. iii. WILLIAM C.J. WILSON, b. 17 Nov 1888, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 09 Jul 1955, Narco,California (buried Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery).
19. iv. CHAUNCY M. WILSON, b. 13 Jan 1891, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Abt. 1963, Washington state(buried Mt. Pisgah Cemertery,Ritchie County,WVA.
20. v. GRACE ELLEN WILSON, b. 03 Apr 1893, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Mt. Olivet Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
21. vi. JAMES ALPHEUS WILSON, b. 07 Jun 1897, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Aft. 1983, Mt.Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.

8. BENJAMIN 'FRANK' FRANKLIN6 CROSS,2ND COUSINS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born Bet. Jan - 20 Mar 1869 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) ROSA RICHARDS,2ND COUSINS 26 Apr 1888 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born 1870 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) GRACE 'GRACIE' PRICE,2ND WIFE 16 Jan 1895 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1878 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for BENJAMIN 'FRANK' FRANKLIN CROSS,2ND COUSINS:
*************
Name: Charlie Lewis Cross Death date: 05 Jun 1927
Death place: Wyatt, Harrison, West Virginia
Age at death: 2 years 4 months 11 days Birth date: 24 Aug 1924
Birth place: West Va. Father name: Frank Cross
Father birth place: W. Va.Mother name: Grace Price
Mother birth place: W. Va. Burial place: Shinnston Burial date: 07 Jun 1927
Film number: 847171 Digital GS number:
Image number: 478 Reference number: v 7 p 40
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
*************
Child of BENJAMIN CROSS and GRACE PRICE is:
i. CHARLES LEWIS7 CROSS, b. 24 Aug 1924, Wyatt,Harrison County,West Virginia.
Notes for CHARLES LEWIS CROSS:
*************
Name: Charlie Lewis Cross Death date: 05 Jun 1927
Death place: Wyatt, Harrison, West Virginia
Age at death: 2 years 4 months 11 days Birth date: 24 Aug 1924
Birth place: West Va. Father name: Frank Cross
Father birth place: W. Va.Mother name: Grace Price
Mother birth place: W. Va. Burial place: Shinnston Burial date: 07 Jun 1927
Film number: 847171 Digital GS number:
Image number: 478 Reference number: v 7 p 40
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
*************
Generation No. 3
9. JOHN P.7 DOTSON (SARAH JANE6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born 23 Nov 1856 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Minnesota. He married ANNA UNKNOWN 1888 in Minnesota. She was born May 1867 in Canada, and died in Minnesota.
Child of JOHN DOTSON and ANNA UNKNOWN is:
i. WALTER H.8 DOTSON, b. 1889, Minnesota.
Notes for WALTER H. DOTSON:
10. Walter H. DOTSON was born Aug 1892 in MN.
Walter married (1) Lily G in WA. Lily was born 1898 in WA.
They had the following children:
i. Warren F DOTSON was born 1916 in OR.
ii. John F DOTSON was born 1920 in WA.

10. MAHALA JANE 'MATILDA'7 CROSS,1ST WIFE (JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born 09 Jun 1868 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 13 Mar 1892 in Pennsboro Episcopal United Brethren Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married BENJAMIN HALE RIDDLE 22 Mar 1883 in Ritchie County,West Virginia married by Eli Riddle his father, son of ELI RIDDLE and EMILY STUTLER. He was born 19 May 1863 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 Oct 1953 in Pennsboro Episcopal United Brethren Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for MAHALA JANE 'MATILDA' CROSS,1ST WIFE:
**********
Name: Mahala Riddle Death Date: 1892
Death Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*********
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
**********
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
**********
Notes for BENJAMIN HALE RIDDLE:
*********
Name: Benjamin Hale Riddle Death Date: 14 Oct 1953
Death Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Emely Stutler Father: Eli Riddle
Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Benjamin Hale Riddle Death Date: 14 Oct 1953
Death Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at Death: 90y 4m 25d Birth Place: Pennsboro
Marital Status: M Occupation: Retired B&O Employee
Mother: Emely Stutler Father: ..Eli Riddle
Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
------------
Eli RIDDLE Self M Male W 75 WV Farmer DC WV
Augusta S. RIDDLE Wife M Female W 64 NY Keeping House NY NY
Orville L. RIDDLE Son S Male W 19 WV Laborer WV WV
Ben Hail RIDDLE Son Male W 17 WV Laborer WV WV
West Virginia RIDDLE Dau S Female W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Ida Grant RIDDLE Dau S Female W 11 WV WV WV
---------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 361B
************
West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index
***********
Riddle, Ben H. Spouse: Mahala J. Cross
Marriage Date: Mar 22, 1883 County: Ritchie
This record can be found at the County Court Records
Film # 0839540
**************
Name: Benjamin Hale Riddle Death Date: 14 Oct 1953
Death Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Emely Stutler Father: Eli Riddle
**************
1900 West Virginia RITCHIE CLAY DIST Series: T623 Roll: 1772 Page: 7
RIDDLE BENJAMIN H 36 M W WV WV RITCHIE CLAY DIST 1900
************
1910 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY
Series: T624 Roll: 1693 Page: 118
RIDDLE BENJAMIN H 43 M W WV WV RITCHIE CLAY 1910
*************
Children of MAHALA CROSS and BENJAMIN RIDDLE are:
i. UNKNOWN SON8 RIDDLE, b. 25 Nov 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. CHESTER 'ALLEN' RIDDLE, b. 25 Jul 1887, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. ELLSWORTH RIDDLE,DIED YOUNG, b. 26 Nov 1890, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 19 Feb 1891, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. UNKNOWN SON RIDDLE, b. 25 Nov 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.

11. LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7 CROSS (JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 10 Apr 1877 in Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married ONA FOUGHT Abt. 1895 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1875 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
Notes for LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON' CROSS:
*************
Name: Lemon Cross Birth Date: 10 Apr 1877
Birth Place: Clay District, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elisabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
************
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
**************
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
*************
Children of LEMON CROSS and ONA FOUGHT are:
22. i. EDWIN HAROLD8 CROSS, b. 01 May 1900, Wood County,WVA; d. 25 Jan 1938.
ii. LERA CROSS, b. Bet. 1902 - 1910, Wood County,WVA.
iii. REVA CROSS, b. Bet. 1902 - 1910, Wood County,WVA.

12. ALPHEUS SEYMOUR7 RICHARDS,BARBER,KILLED STREETCAR (JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 09 Jun 1872 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 31 Jul 1938 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia. He married (1) DAISY ALICE GRIFFITH,1ST WIFE 13 Aug 1896 in Harrison County,West Virginia, daughter of GEORGE GRIFFITH and ZILPHA FREEL. She was born Apr 1880 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) STELLA HARMON,2ND WIFE 1918 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1900 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia, and died in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
Notes for ALPHEUS SEYMOUR RICHARDS,BARBER,KILLED STREETCAR:
*************
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Clarksburg,Harrison,West Virginia Age at Death: 66
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
**************
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Harrison, West Virginia Spouse: Stella Richards
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
*************
Date: 13 Aug 1896 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Daisy Alice Griffith Alpheus S. Richards
Birth Place: Ritchie Co.WVa Ritchie Co., W. Va.
Age at Marriage: 16y 24y
Mother: Zilpha E Griffith Jemima Richards
Father: G. W. Griffith Jacob Richards
************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 514
RICHARDS JACOB H 32 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
**********
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob H. RICHARDS Self M Male W 42 WV Farmer WV WV
Jemima J. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
Moses A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 16 WV At Home WV WV
Ezra L. RICHARDS Son S Male W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Zacheus RICHARDS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Alpheus S. RICHARDS Son S Male W 7 WV WV WV
Waitman W. RICHARDS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
Walter RICHARDS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV
Elizabeth CEDARS Cousin S Female W 11 WV At Home WV WV
William RICHARDS Cousin Male W 18 WV Laborer WV WV
-----------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368C
***********
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia Age at Death: 66
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
**********
1900 Census, Dist 137, Dry Fork, Tucker, WV
156/157
RICHARDS
A S..Head.M.Jun 1872.27.M/4.WV.WV.WV.Farmer
Daisy..Wife.F.Apr 1880.20.M/4.WV.WV.WV.1/1 Children
Oma E..Dau.F.Oct 1898.1.S.WV.WV.WV
--------
1930 Census, Dist 14, Clarksburg, Harrison, WV
Railroad Street
237/284
RICHARDS
Alpheus S..Head.M.58.M/38.WV.WV.WV.Laborer.Gasoline Co
Stella..Wife.F.36.M/29.WV.WV.WV
Arthur..Son.M.11.S.WV.WV.WV
Rayond..Son.M.9.S.WV.WV.WV
James..Son.M.7.S.WV.WV.WV
*************
Notes for DAISY ALICE GRIFFITH,1ST WIFE:
Date: 9 Jul 1867 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Zilpha E. Freel George W. Griffith
Age at Marriage: 20y 21y 2m
Mother: Rebecca Freel Matilda Griffith
Father: John E. Freel T. Griffith
*************
Child of ALPHEUS RICHARDS and DAISY GRIFFITH is:
23. i. OMA ISABELLE8 RICHARDS, b. Abt. May 1897, Tucker County,West Virginia.
Children of ALPHEUS RICHARDS and STELLA HARMON are:
ii. ARTHUR8 RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1919, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
iii. RAYMOND ALPHEUS RICHARDS, b. 27 Jul 1921, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
iv. JAMES JACOB RICHARDS, b. 07 May 1923, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.

13. WALTER7 RICHARDS (JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 23 Aug 1878 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married CAROLINE 'CARRIE' B. METZ Abt. 1910 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1890 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Abt. 1937 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of WALTER RICHARDS and CAROLINE METZ are:
i. VERA8 RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1911.
ii. SYLVA RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1912.
iii. GILBERT RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1913.
iv. MARGARET RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1914, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. ran off with an African American man by the last name of ………….Hale.

14. ALICE J.7 RICHARDS,1ST WIFE (NANCY ELLEN6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born Abt. May 1866 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married WILLIAM MICAH DRUMMOND 28 Sep 1883 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of JESSE DRUMMONDS and ANNETTE LUZADER. He was born 12 Sep 1867 in Harrison County,West Virginia, and died 20 Sep 1962 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for WILLIAM MICAH DRUMMOND:
Ancestors are from Scotland- was a merchant..
*************
Children of ALICE RICHARDS and WILLIAM DRUMMOND are:
i. ADA NELL8 DRUMMOND, b. 11 Oct 1904, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. ALTA DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. BEN DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. CHARLES DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Died in infancy.
v. DEWEY DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Died in infancy.
vi. ELSIE DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
vii. PEARL DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. THURMOND DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Died in infancy.
ix. VERA DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
24. x. BESSIE DRUMMONDS, b. Abt. 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia.

15. PETER LUKE 'LUKIE'7 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 27 Mar 1880 in Beason,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Abt. 1954 in Wood County,West Virginia. He married ALZIE WRIGHT Abt. 1900 in Wood County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1882 in Wood County,West Virginia, and died in Wood County,West Virginia.
Notes for PETER LUKE 'LUKIE' CROSS:
**************
From undated obituary he had 4 grandkids
*************
Name: Peter Luke Cross Birth Date: 27 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Children of PETER CROSS and ALZIE WRIGHT are:
i. LEAMON8 CROSS, b. Abt. 1901, Wood County,West Virginia.
ii. UNKNOWN CROSS, b. Abt. 1902, Wood County,West Virginia.

16. RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Apr 1887 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married BRENT TAYLOR in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of EDMUND TAYLOR and ERMANY BAKER. He was born 03 Feb 1881 in Pennsboro,Richie County,West Virginia, and died 10 Jan 1961 in Pennsboro,Richie County,West Virginia.
Notes for RACHEL 'RACHIE' CROSS:
--------
Brent Taylor 49
Rachie E. 42
Lattimer P. 17
Ruth 15
Namonie 10
Bettie H. 5
Elizabeth Cross 74 Mother in law
Clair Nutt 30 ne
Rachie M. Nutt mi 18
1930 Census for West Virginia
-------
Some is from an obituary...
------
Notes for BRENT TAYLOR:
Brent Taylor 49
Rachie E. 42
Lattimer P. 17
Ruth 15
Namonie 10
Bettie H. 5
Elizabeth Cross 74 Mother in law
Clair Nutt 30 ne
Rachie M. Nutt mi 18
1930 Census for West Virginia
*************
Children of RACHEL CROSS and BRENT TAYLOR are:
25. i. HARRY JEROME8 TAYLOR, b. Abt. May 1873, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. LATTIMER P. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1913, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
26. iii. RUTH O. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1915, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
27. iv. NAMONIE TAYLOR, b. 1920, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
v. BETTIE H. TAYLOR, b. 1925, Ritchie County,West Virginia.

17. HENRY MORGAN7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 30 Sep 1886 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 22 Sep 1973 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,WVA (Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery). He married (1) GEORGIA KEEN. She was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia. He married (2) ELLA BADBOY. She was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of HENRY WILSON and ELLA BADBOY are:
i. LEONARD8 WILSON, b. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,WVA; d. Moved to Washington State,no information available.
ii. MARILYN WILSON, b. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,WVA; d. Moved to Washington State,no information available; m. UNKNOWN DEYOUNG.

18. WILLIAM C.J.7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 17 Nov 1888 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 09 Jul 1955 in Narco,California (buried Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery). He married MYRTLE J. BOTHAM in Colorado. She was born in Colorado (don't know if there were kids).
Child of WILLIAM WILSON and MYRTLE BOTHAM is:
i. DOROTHY8 WILSON.

19. CHAUNCY M.7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 13 Jan 1891 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Abt. 1963 in Washington state(buried Mt. Pisgah Cemertery,Ritchie County,WVA. He married HELEN KEEN. She was born in Washington state (divorced0.
Child of CHAUNCY WILSON and HELEN KEEN is:
i. CLIFFORD8 WILSON, b. Washington state; m. UNKNOWN.

20. GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 03 Apr 1893 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Mt. Olivet Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married CYRUS BUKEY DOTSON Abt. Aug 1911 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of WILLIAM DOTSON and JENNIE WARNER. He was born 28 Dec 1888 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 23 Dec 1971 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of GRACE WILSON and CYRUS DOTSON are:
28. i. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'8 DOTSON, b. 30 Jun 1912, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
29. ii. HETTIE DOTSON, b. 01 Sep 1914, Ritchie Co, Virginia.
iii. WOODROW WILSON DOTSON, b. Abt. 1916.
30. iv. PAUL DOTSON,TWIN, b. 17 Apr 1918, Ritchie Co, Virginia.
31. v. PAULINE PEARL DOTSON,TWIN, b. 17 Apr 1918, Ritchie Co, Virginia.

21. JAMES ALPHEUS7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 07 Jun 1897 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 1983 in Mt.Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) ELLA RIGGS,1ST WIFE Abt. Jun 1920 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of COLESTON RIGGS and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1901 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Mt. Pisgah Chuech Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) MABLE 'EFFIE' ELDER,2ND WIFE 07 Nov 1933 in Harrisville,Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of RICHARD ELDER and ELIZABETH MALEY. She was born 13 May 1904 in Goose Run,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 May 1994 in Mt.Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of JAMES WILSON and ELLA RIGGS are:
32. i. FREDA MAE8 WILSON, b. 16 May 1921, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. WILLIAM HAROLD WILSON, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
33. iii. HELEN LOUISE WILSON, b. 07 Dec 1924, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
34. iv. MARY ESTHER WILSON, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
v. BETTY RUTH WILSON, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Lives in Maryland.
Children of JAMES WILSON and MABLE ELDER are:
vi. LINCOLN RICHARD8 WILSON, b. Aug 1934, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1934, Ritchie Co, Virginia.
vii. DELORIS 'JEAN' WILSON, b. 11 Feb 1936, Harrisville,Ritchie County; m. OLIN C. MOORE, 26 Jun 1954, Ritchie Co.,WVA; b. 11 Oct 1930, Ritchie County,WVA.
35. viii. JAMES HOWARD 'BUTCH' WILSON, b. 16 Dec 1937, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ix. DAVID ROBERT WILSON, b. 04 Jan 1942, Parkersburg,Wood County,West Virginia; m. JUDY WASS, Aug 1965, Ritchie Co.,WVA.
x. OLETA JANE WILSON, b. 02 Sep 1944, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. ROBERT C. WILSON; b. Ritchie County,WVA.

Generation No. 4
22. EDWIN HAROLD8 CROSS (LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 01 May 1900 in Wood County,WVA, and died 25 Jan 1938. He married ZETA VIRGINIA MCGEE. She was born 04 Nov 1904.
Notes for EDWIN HAROLD CROSS:
A minister,died of heart attack at 38 yrs. old.
*************
Children of EDWIN CROSS and ZETA MCGEE are:
i. SON9 CROSS.
ii. ELIZABETH CROSS, b. 18 Jul 1926, Wood County,WVA; d. 01 Aug 1926, Wood County,WVA.
36. iii. ROBERTA ANN CROSS, b. 18 Jul 1926, Wood County,WVA; d. Wood County,West Virginia.
iv. MELVA JEANNE CROSS, b. 23 Jun 1928.

23. OMA ISABELLE8 RICHARDS (ALPHEUS SEYMOUR7, JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Abt. May 1897 in Tucker County,West Virginia. She married JAMES RUSSELL HYMES,SR.,MINE SUPERTINDENT 1917 in Barbour County,West Virginia, son of JOHN HYMES and PHOEBE EDMONS. He was born 03 Jul 1897 in Barbour County,West Virginia, and died 24 Sep 1947 in Heavner Cemetery,Quinwood,Greenbrier County,West Virginia.
Notes for OMA ISABELLE RICHARDS:
(************
1900 Tucker Co Wv Census she is listed with parents
Alpheus and Daisy Richards
Alpheus Richards m to Daisy Alice Griffith m in Aug 13,1896 in Harrison Co WV
Alpheus p are Jemima and Jacob Richards
Daisy p are G.W. and Zilpha Freel Griffith m July 9,1867
Zilpha p are John E and Rebecca Freel.
-----
Oma I. Richards was m to James R Hymes in 1917 Junior Barbour co WV
they had 2 sons that I know of
James R Hymes Jr b 1918 d 1918 in Elkins WV
Wm H Hymes b 1922 Nutter Fort Harrison Co Wv and d 1997 Medina Medina Co OH.
************
Children of OMA RICHARDS and JAMES HYMES are:
i. JAMES R.9 HYMES,JR.,DIED YOUNG, b. 1918, Barbour County,West Virginia; d. 1918.
37. ii. WILLLIAM HOWARD HYMES, b. 15 Feb 1922, Nutter Fork,Harrison County,West Virginia; d. 07 Oct 1997, Medina,Medina County,Ohio.

24. BESSIE8 DRUMMONDS (ALICE J.7 RICHARDS,1ST WIFE, NANCY ELLEN6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Abt. 1880 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married WILLIAM SMITH. He was born Abt. 1870 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Child of BESSIE DRUMMONDS and WILLIAM SMITH is:
i. WAYNE C.9 SMITH, b. 27 Sep 1905, Harrison County,West Virginia; m. BEULAH CATHERINE RIDDLE, 23 Jul 1927, Harrison County,West Virginia; b. 31 Jan 1909, Braxton County,West Virginia.

25. HARRY JEROME8 TAYLOR (RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born Abt. May 1873 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married UNKNOWN.
Child of HARRY TAYLOR and UNKNOWN is:
i. NAOMI9 TAYLOR.

26. RUTH O.8 TAYLOR (RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born Abt. 1915 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married LLOYD TRUBY HALL, son of STEWART HALL and ELLEN MARSH. He was born in Ritchie Co, VA.
Children of RUTH TAYLOR and LLOYD HALL are:
i. PEGGY ELLEN9 HALL, b. Ritchie Co, VA; m. DELBERT WINCE; b. Ritchie Co, VA.
ii. RUTH HALL.

27. NAMONIE8 TAYLOR (RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 1920 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married DANA ROGERS.
Child of NAMONIE TAYLOR and DANA ROGERS is:
i. BETTY9 ROGERS.

28. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'8 DOTSON (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 30 Jun 1912 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married CHARLES 'DELBERT' COMBS 17 Feb 1930 in Belpre,Ohio, son of CHARLES COMBS and CHARLOTTE DYKE. He was born Abt. 1907 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of HARRIET DOTSON and CHARLES COMBS are:
i. CHARLES DELBERT9 COMBS.
ii. LEONARD EUGENE COMBS.
iii. MARY ELLEN COMBS.
iv. LESLIE COMBS.

29. HETTIE8 DOTSON (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 01 Sep 1914 in Ritchie Co, Virginia. She married ERNEST BENNETT. He was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of HETTIE DOTSON and ERNEST BENNETT are:
i. WANNIT9 BENNETT.
ii. MARY ALICE BENNETT.
iii. JAMES BENNETT.
iv. JO ANN BENNETT.

30. PAUL8 DOTSON,TWIN (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 17 Apr 1918 in Ritchie Co, Virginia. He married (1) WILMA BOND. She was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia (they divorced). He married (2) UNKNOWN.
Children of PAUL DOTSON and WILMA BOND are:
i. THOMAS9 DOTSON.
ii. CYRUS DOTSON.
iii. FLOYD DOTSON.
Child of PAUL DOTSON and UNKNOWN is:
iv. ROBERT LEE9 DOTSON.

31. PAULINE PEARL8 DOTSON,TWIN (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE' was born 17 Apr 1918 in Ritchie Co, Virginia. She married STEVEN FLUZDRAK in California. He was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of PAULINE DOTSON and STEVEN FLUZDRAK are:
i. GRACIE CAROLYN9 FLUZDRAK.
ii. JAMES FLUZDRAK.

32. FREDA MAE8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 16 May 1921 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married DELBERT MERLE LYTLE. He was born in Braxton County,WVA.
Child of FREDA WILSON and DELBERT LYTLE is:
38. i. BARBARA SUE9 LYTLE, b. Lived in Ohio.

33. HELEN LOUISE8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 07 Dec 1924 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married HAMILTON MADDOX, son of RUSSELL MADDOX and AGATHA PARKER. He was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of HELEN WILSON and HAMILTON MADDOX are:
i. LINDA DIANE9 MADDOX.
ii. KAREN LEE MADDOX.
iii. HARRY RONALD MADDOX.

34. MARY ESTHER8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married ADDISON ROY PROPPS 19 Jun 1945, son of DOCK PROPPS and EFFIE SMITH. He was born in Baltimore,Maryland.
Children of MARY WILSON and ADDISON PROPPS are:
39. i. DONALD ROY9 PROPPS, b. Harrisville,Ritchie County,WVA.
ii. MALE PROPPS.
iii. MALE PROPPS.
iv. MALE PROPPS.
v. GIRL PROPPS.

35. JAMES HOWARD 'BUTCH'8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 16 Dec 1937 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) OMA JEAN COWAN,1ST WIFE, daughter of GEORGE COWAN and AUGUSTA SINNETT. She was born Abt. 1940 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) WILMA MAHANEY Sep 1963. She was born in Ritchie County,WVA.
Children of JAMES WILSON and OMA COWAN are:
i. JOSEPH HAROLD9 WILSON, b. Lives in Ohio now; m. UNKNOWN.
ii. MAE WILSON,TWIN.
iii. MARIE WILSON,TWIN.
Child of JAMES WILSON and WILMA MAHANEY is:
iv. JAMES DOUGLAS9 WILSON.

Generation No. 5
36. ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS (EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 18 Jul 1926 in Wood County,WVA, and died in Wood County,West Virginia. She married WILLIAM DEWEY HENSON. He was born Oct 1924 in Wood County,West Virginia, and died in Wood County,West Virginia.
Children of ROBERTA CROSS and WILLIAM HENSON are:
40. i. JAMES M.10 HENSON, b. 24 May 1950.
41. ii. JEFFREY A. HENSON, b. 04 Apr 1954.
42. iii. JULIE ANNE HENSON, b. Oct 1959.

37. WILLLIAM HOWARD9 HYMES (OMA ISABELLE8 RICHARDS, ALPHEUS SEYMOUR7, JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 15 Feb 1922 in Nutter Fork,Harrison County,West Virginia, and died 07 Oct 1997 in Medina,Medina County,Ohio. He married ESTHER MAE ASHCRAFT 30 Dec 1944 in Harrison County,West Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM ASHCRAFT and EDNA SULLIVAN. She was born Abt. 1927 in Harrison County,West Virginia.

Notes for WILLLIAM HOWARD HYMES:
1920 census, she's in Randolph county as a servant listed as married, and her hubby James Hymes is in
Greenbrier Co working in the coal mines, but listed as Widowed?
Anyway, maybe some of the following notes will help point you in the right direction.
I did call and check with the Buckhannon Court house to find out if she is buried in the Heavener Cemetery like James is, but she and Nannie neither one are buried there, just James!
***********
WILLIAM HOWARD HYMES:
Harrison Co, WV Birth Records
Name: Wm Howard Hymes
Place: Nutter Fort, Harrison Co
Date: Feb 15, 1922
Father: Jas Russel Hymes
(F) Residence: Nutter Fort
(F) Birth Place: Barbour Co
(F) Occupation: Miner
**************
(F) Age: 24
Mother: Oma I Richards
(M) Residence: Nutter Fort
(M) Birth Place: Barour Co
(M) Occupation: House Wife
(M) Age: 23
(M) Number of Children Born: 1 (Including this one)
(M) Number of Children Living: 1
Born: Alive
Certificate signed by: R M Riley (6:50 AM)
Date Filed: Feb 21 1922
************
Name: William H. Hymes
SSN: 232-22-8478
Last Residence: 44256 Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 15 Feb 1922
Died: 7 Oct 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951
**************
Harrison Co, WV Marriage Records
Date: 30 Dec 1944 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Bride: Ester Mae Ashcraft Age at Marriage: 17y
Mother: Edna E. Sullivan Ashcraft Father: William J. Ashcraft
Groom: William Howard Hymes Age at Marriage: 23y
Mother: Oma Richards Hymes Father: James Hymes
******************
Oma Left Clarksburg in about 1929 that is when she left the Clovis home of to find a job in OH or that she left with a man from Texas. She placed her son in a boys home (Kappa Sigma Pi). As for James R Hymes he filed for Divorce sometime bef 1926 when he then m Nannie Matthews.
I obtained my info on Oma from my father who told me that she left for Ohio to obtain work, but he remembers being in the boys home and I have talked to other people who where in that home and says he was there but will say no more, the home must of be HELL because no body will talk about it to anyone.
Now my Uncle Wm. R told me that his father said that when he meet Nannie he was still married but not
living with his wife Oma what happened we will never know.
Nannie would not see him till he was legally divorced so that is when he obtain the divorce bef 1926 when my Uncle Wm R.was born.
James also told my Uncle Wm that he had a son but did not know his name or where he was.
I did try and contact the Clovis even went to there home in Clarksburg but no one would talk.
I know that Mr Clovis owned a gas station and I remember it was on a corner, my father Wm H had showed it to me back in the 50's.
Still looking for help on them……
Thank you again.
Nancy
*************
Child of WILLLIAM HYMES and ESTHER ASHCRAFT is:
i. NANCY MCKANE10 HYMES.

38. BARBARA SUE9 LYTLE (FREDA MAE8 WILSON, JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born in Lived in Ohio. She married GARY HUGHES. He was born in Braxton County,WVA.
Children of BARBARA LYTLE and GARY HUGHES are:
i. DOUGLAS GRANT10 HUGHES.
ii. LISA RENEE HUGHES.
iii. DAVID HUGHES.

39. DONALD ROY9 PROPPS (MARY ESTHER8 WILSON, JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born in Harrisville,Ritchie County,WVA. He married DIANE BLANKENSHIP. She was born in Harrisville,Ritchie County,WVA, and died in (Lives in Ohio).
Children of DONALD PROPPS and DIANE BLANKENSHIP are:
i. MICHAEL ANTHONY10 PROPPS.
ii. PAMELA MALISSIA PROPPS.

Generation No. 6
40. JAMES M.10 HENSON (ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS, EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 24 May 1950. He married VICKY ABBOTT in Kanawha Co.,WVA.
Children of JAMES HENSON and VICKY ABBOTT are:
i. WESLEY11 HENSON.
ii. ELIZABETH HENSON.

41. JEFFREY A.10 HENSON (ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS, EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 04 Apr 1954. He married ROBIN HENSLEY.
Children of JEFFREY HENSON and ROBIN HENSLEY are:
i. SHERRY11 HENSON
ii. AARON HENSON.

42. JULIE ANNE10 HENSON (ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS, EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Oct 1959. She married JOHN D. MORGAN in Wyoming County,WVA.
Children of JULIE HENSON and JOHN MORGAN are:
i. BENJAMIN D.11 MORGAN.
ii. JOHN C. MORGAN

Re: John CROSS b 1800-10 m Catherine PRUNTY; lived Ritchie Co, WV

Posted: 29 May 2009 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
1. JOHN OTHELLO5 CROSS,SR.,2ND HUSBAND (RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE' CROSS) was born 29 Feb 1808 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia (listed in 1850 Ritchie County Census), and died 15 Jul 1886 in Riddle's Chapel,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) CATHERINE 'JEMIMA' PRUNTY,1ST WIFE 02 Dec 1829 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of DAVID PRUNTY and ANNA CARROLL. She was born 15 Feb 1802 in Ritchie County,West Virginia was six yrs. older than John, and died Bef. Mar 1865 in Ritchie County,West Virginia (Elmira and Nettie must have died early do not appear on 1900 Census). He married (2) SARAH 'JANE' JONES,2ND WIFE 26 Mar 1865 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of SAMUEL JONES and RUTH ANDERSON. She was born 1845 in Tyler County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 18 Nov 1880 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JOHN OTHELLO CROSS,SR.,2ND HUSBAND:
*************
Name: Cross Birth Date: 18 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia Sex: Male
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Gilbert Cross Birth Date: 09 Aug 1875
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Name: Harriet Cross Birth Date: 09 Feb 1866
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Name: John Cross Residence: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Birth date: 1809 Birth place: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Spouse name: Sarah J. Cross Spouse birth place: West Virginia
Father birth place: West Virginia Mother birth place: West Virginia
Race or color (expanded): White Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male Marital status: Married Age: 71 years Occupation: Farmer
NARA film number: T9-1413 Page: 364
Page letter: C Entry number: 2119 Film number: 1255413
Collection: 1880 United States Census
************
1850 Census of Ritchie County,West Virginia
September 13,1850
Cross, John farmer born in Virginia Age 42 Years
Jemina 48
Jane 12
Jefferson 5
Jemina 3
Nancy E. - 10 months
**************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 516 r
CROSS JOHN 65 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
*************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
------------------
John CROSS Self M Male W 71 WV Farmer WV WV
Sarah J. CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Harriett CROSS Dau Female W 14 WV At Home WV WV
Benjamin F. CROSS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Samuel A. CROSS Son S Male W 8 WV WV WV
Gilbert CROSS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
---------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364C
***********
Date: 27 Nov 1829 Note: Bond Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Jemima Markquill - John Cross
**************
Date: 5 Dec 1829 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Jemimah Marrquell John Cross
****************
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John Cross Home in 1880: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age: 71 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Sarah J.
Father's birthplace: West Virginia
Mother's birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John Cross 71
Sarah J. Cross 35
Harriett Cross 14
Benjamin F. Cross 10
Samuel A. Cross 8
Gilbert Cross 4
****************
Notes for SARAH 'JANE' JONES,2ND WIFE:
*************
Name: Gilbert Cross Birth Date: 09 Aug 1875
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Harriet Cross Birth Date: 09 Feb 1866
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Cross Birth Date: 18 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia Sex: Male
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Children of JOHN CROSS and CATHERINE PRUNTY are:
2. i. SARAH JANE6 CROSS, b. Abt. Oct 1830, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. MARY ANNE CROSS, b. 21 Jun 1840, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 13 Apr 1923, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. JOHN W. DAVIS, 1857, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1830, Marion County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for MARY ANNE CROSS:
***************
Mary A Cross John W Davis
***************
3. iii. JEFFERSON JAMES CROSS,1ST HUSBAND, b. 15 Apr 1845, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 14 Mar 1894, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
4. iv. JEMIMA 'JANE' CROSS, b. Mar 1846, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Aft. 1900, Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
5. v. NANCY ELLEN CROSS, b. Bet. Feb - 22 Dec 1849, Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. 04 Oct 1942, Pullman Cemetery,Pullman,Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
6. vi. JOHN OTHELLO CROSS,2ND, b. Bet. Aug 1851 - 01 May 1853, Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 11 Jan 1936, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of JOHN CROSS and SARAH JONES are:
7. vii. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, b. 09 Feb 1866, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1957, Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery,Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
8. viii. BENJAMIN 'FRANK' FRANKLIN CROSS,2ND COUSINS, b. Bet. Jan - 20 Mar 1869, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ix. SAMUEL A. CROSS, b. 1872, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
x. GILBERT CROSS, b. 09 Aug 1875, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 01 Dec 1960, Georgia; m. EMMA STEERMAN, 11 Nov 1903, Calhoun County,West Virginia; b. 1882, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Georgia.
Notes for GILBERT CROSS:
****************
Date: 11 Nov1903 Place: Calhoun, West Virginia
Name: Emma Steerman Gilbert Cross
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at Marriage: 21 yrs 28 yrs
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
**************
Name: Gilbert Cross Birth Date: 09 Aug 1875
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
xi. UNKNOWN SON CROSS, b. 18 Nov 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for UNKNOWN SON CROSS:
*************
Name: Cross Birth Date: 18 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia Sex: Male
Mother: Sarah Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************

Generation No. 2
2. SARAH JANE6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born Abt. Oct 1830 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married GRANVILLE DOTSON 26 Nov 1846 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of EMANUEL DOTSON and HANNAH SAYRE. He was born 1827 in Middle Island,Wood County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of SARAH CROSS and GRANVILLE DOTSON are:
i. EMARETTA7 DOTSON, b. Abt. 01 Sep 1847, Ritchie County,West virginia.
ii. EVELINE DOTSON, b. 1851, Ritchie County,West virginia; m. CHARLES H. POOL, 17 Feb 1867, Adair,Missouri; b. 1843, Ritchie County,West virginia.
iii. MARTHA E. DOTSON, b. Abt. Dec 1853, Ritchie County,West virginia.
iv. JOSEPHINE DOTSON, b. 15 Nov 1854, Ritchie County,West virginia.
v. LAFSIS DOTSON, b. Abt. Dec 1855, Ritchie County,West virginia.
9. vi. JOHN P. DOTSON, b. 23 Nov 1856, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Minnesota.
vii. EMANUEL M. DOTSON, b. Jun 1860, Clay Township,Adair County,Missuri.

3. JEFFERSON JAMES6 CROSS,1ST HUSBAND (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE', ) was born 15 Apr 1845 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 Mar 1894 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married ELIZABETH DOAK STEPHENS,WIDOW,2ND WIFE 18 Jun 1865 in Doddridge County,West Virginia, daughter of THOMAS STEPHENS and MAHALIA AMOS. She was born 09 Aug 1844 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 25 Nov 1925 in Mt.Olivet Cemetery,Wood County,West Virginia.
Notes for JEFFERSON JAMES CROSS,1ST HUSBAND:
***************
Date: 18 Jun 1865 Place: Doddridge, West Virginia
Bride Groom
Name: Elizabeth Stephens Jefferson Cross
Age at Marriage: 19y 20y
Mother: Mahala Stephens Jemima Cross
Father: Thomas Stephens John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Name: Mary Cross Birth Date: 02 Dec 1890
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Lemon Cross Birth Date: 10 Apr 1877
Birth Place: Clay District, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elisabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
************
Name: C. H. Cross Birth Date: 29 Mar 1873
Birth Place: N.F.H. River, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jeff Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
**************
Name: Andrew C. Cross Birth Date: 09 Jun 1867
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
******************
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
***************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 516
CROSS JEFFERSON 26 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
*************
Notes for ELIZABETH DOAK STEPHENS,WIDOW,2ND WIFE:
*************
Name: Lemon Cross Birth Date: 10 Apr 1877
Birth Place: Clay District, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elisabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Date: 18 Jun 1865 Place: Doddridge, West Virginia
Bride Groom
Name: Elizabeth Stephens Jefferson Cross
Age at Marriage: 19y 20y
Mother: Mahala Stephens Jemima Cross
Father: Thomas Stephens John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Mary Cross Birth Date: 02 Dec 1890
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
************
Children of JEFFERSON CROSS and ELIZABETH STEPHENS are:
i. ANDREW C.7 CROSS, b. 09 Jun 1867, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
Notes for ANDREW C. CROSS:
*************
Name: Andrew C. Cross Birth Date: 09 Jun 1867
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
10. ii. MAHALA JANE 'MATILDA' CROSS,1ST WIFE, b. 09 Jun 1868, Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 13 Mar 1892, Pennsboro Episcopal United Brethren Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. LAVINA 'LAVERNA' 'LOVIE' CROSS, b. 1871, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. WILLIAM C. SHAFFER, 10 Sep 1895, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1865, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for LAVINA 'LAVERNA' 'LOVIE' CROSS:
Love Cross Wm C Shafer
iv. KERRENHAPPUCK 'KERREN' C.H. CROSS, b. 29 Mar 1873, N.F.H. River,Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
Notes for KERRENHAPPUCK 'KERREN' C.H. CROSS:
***************
Name: C. H. Cross Birth Date: 29 Mar 1873
Birth Place: N.F.H. River, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jeff Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
**************
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
************
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
**************
v. C.W. CROSS, b. 29 Mar 1875, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
vi. SARAH JANE CROSS, b. May 1876, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia; m. ULYSSES E. GERBER, 19 Jun 1894, Ritchie County,West Virginia married by Eli Riddle; b. Abt. 1870, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
11. vii. LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON' CROSS, b. 10 Apr 1877, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. MARY CROSS, b. 02 Dec 1890, Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia.
Notes for MARY CROSS:
***************
Name: Mary Cross Birth Date: 02 Dec 1890
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************

4. JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born Mar 1846 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 1900 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married JACOB 'JAKE' H. RICHARDS 12 Feb 1863 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of BENJAMIN RICHARDS and PRISCILLA JONES. He was born Sep 1838 in Harrison County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 1900 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JEMIMA 'JANE' CROSS:
**************
Ritchie County,West Virginia Marriage Records
Groom: Jacob H. Richards - Age: 25
Bride: Jemina [J.J.] Cross - Parents: John & Jemina Cross
Date: February 12,1863
**************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob H. RICHARDS Self M Male W 42 WV Farmer WV WV
Jemima J. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
Moses A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 16 WV At Home WV WV
Ezra L. RICHARDS Son S Male W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Zacheus RICHARDS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Alpheus S. RICHARDS Son S Male W 7 WV WV WV
Waitman W. RICHARDS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
Walter RICHARDS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV
Elizabeth CEDARS Cousin S Female W 11 WV At Home WV WV
William RICHARDS Cousin Male W 18 WV Laborer WV WV
-------------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368C
**************
Notes for JACOB 'JAKE' H. RICHARDS:
**************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 514
RICHARDS JACOB H 32 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
************
1870 Census, Ritchie County,West Virginia
RICHARDS, Jacob H. 32. Va
Jemina 23
Zachariah - birth record shows born August 17, 1869
Andrew W. 6
Eliza L. 3
Rachel 9 months
***********
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob H. RICHARDS Self M Male W 42 WV Farmer WV WV
Jemima J. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
Moses A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 16 WV At Home WV WV
Ezra L. RICHARDS Son S Male W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Zacheus RICHARDS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Alpheus S. RICHARDS Son S Male W 7 WV WV WV
Waitman W. RICHARDS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
Walter RICHARDS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV
Elizabeth CEDARS Cousin S Female W 11 WV At Home WV WV
William RICHARDS Cousin Male W 18 WV Laborer WV WV
--------------------------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368C
********************************
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia Age at Death: 66
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
********************************
1900 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > MURPHY DIST
Series: T623 Roll: 1772 Page: 141
RICHARDS JACOB H 62 M W WV WV RITCHIE MURPHY DIST 1900
********************************
Children of JEMIMA CROSS and JACOB RICHARDS are:
i. ANDREW W.7 RICHARDS, b. Abt. Dec 1863, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. ELIZABETH LOUISE RICHARDS, b. Abt. Dec 1865, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. EZRA L. RICHARDS, b. Abt. May 1867, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. MOSES ANDREW RICHARDS, b. Nov 1868, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
v. ZACHARIAH 'ZACHEOUS' RICHARDS, b. 17 Aug 1869, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 31 Oct 1934, Mineral County,West Virginia; m. (1) MARGARET LAMBERT; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Mineral County,West Virginia; m. (2) MARGARET LAMBERT; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Mineral County,West Virginia.
Notes for ZACHARIAH 'ZACHEOUS' RICHARDS:
Name: Zaccheus Richards Death Date: 31 Oct 1934
Death Place: Mineral, West Virginia
Spouse: Margaret Lambert
Mother: Jermiah Cross Father: Jacob H. Richards
vi. MOSES ANDREW RICHARDS, b. Nov 1869, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
vii. HACKIUS RICHARDS, b. Abt. Dec 1870, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
12. viii. ALPHEUS SEYMOUR RICHARDS,BARBER,KILLED STREETCAR, b. 09 Jun 1872, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 31 Jul 1938, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
ix. WAITMAN W. RICHARDS, b. 06 Jul 1874, Clay,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
13. x. WALTER RICHARDS, b. 23 Aug 1878, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xi. ELIZABETH ' LENORA' RICHARDS,TWIN,DIED YOUNG, b. 22 Dec 1881, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1884, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xii. VICTORIA 'RACHEL' RICHARDS,TWIN,DIED YOUNG, b. 22 Dec 1881, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xiii. JOHN J. RICHARDS, b. Nov 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xiv. BENJAMIN HARRISON RICHARDS,SR.,OWNER BARBERSHOP, b. 08 Nov 1888, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 01 Feb 1966, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia; m. (1) UNKNOWN; m. (2) UNKNOWN.
Notes for BENJAMIN HARRISON RICHARDS,SR.,OWNER BARBERSHOP:
------------
Name: BENJAMIN F. RICHARDS Death Date: 1 FEB 1966
Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia
Age at Death: 77Y Burial Date: 4 FEB 1966
Cemetery: BRIDGEPORT Birth Date: 8 NOV 1888
Birth Place: RITCHIE COUNTY WVA Marital Status: W
Occupation: OWNER BARBER SHOP
Mother: JANE J. CROSS Father: J. H. RICHARDS
----------------
xv. HOWARD RICHARDS,DIED YOUNG, b. Abt. Dec 1889, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.

5. NANCY ELLEN6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Bet. Feb - 22 Dec 1849 in Ritchie County,West Virinia, and died 04 Oct 1942 in Pullman Cemetery,Pullman,Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICHARDS,JR.,DOCTOR 08 Apr 1864 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of BENJAMIN RICHARDS and PRISCILLA JONES. He was born 1836 in Wood County,West Virginia, and died 27 Apr 1916 in Clay,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for NANCY ELLEN CROSS:
*****************
Nancy L. Cross found in: West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index
Spouse: Benjamin F. Richards Marriage Date: April 08, 1865 County: Ritchie
This record can be found at the County Court Records,Film # 0839540
Household Record 1880 United States Census
B. F. RICHARDS Self M Male W 44 WV Farmer WV WV
Nancy E. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 30 WV Keeping House WV WV
Alice J. RICHARDS Dau Female W 14 WV At Home WV WV
John A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 11 WV At Home WV WV
Elias C. RICHARDS Son S Male W 9 WV WV WV
Lee RICHARDS Son S Male W 5 WV WV WV
Kate RICHARDS Dau S Female W 1 WV WV WV
----------------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368D
***************
Ritchie County,West Virginia Marriage Records
Groom: Ben F. Richards Age: 26 Parents: Ben & Priscilla
Bride: Nancy S. Cross Age: 16 Parents: John & Jemina
Date: April 8,1864
***************
Name: Nancy Richards Death Date: 04 Oct 1942
Death Place: Wood, West Virginia
Spouse: B.F. Richards
Mother: Jamina Prunty Father: John Cross
*************
Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICHARDS,JR.,DOCTOR:
****************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
B. F. RICHARDS Self M Male W 44 WV Farmer WV WV
Nancy E. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 30 WV Keeping House WV WV
Alice J. RICHARDS Dau Female W 14 WV At Home WV WV
John A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 11 WV At Home WV WV
Elias C. RICHARDS Son S Male W 9 WV WV WV
Lee RICHARDS Son S Male W 5 WV WV WV
Kate RICHARDS Dau S Female W 1 WV WV WV
-------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368D
*************
Obituary
-----
Dr. B.F. Richards was born December 3,1835 in Ritchie County,Virginia, now West Virginia
and departed this life on April 27,1916,aged 80 years,4 months and 24 days.
He was married to Miss Nancy Ellen Cross, April 13,1865 and to this union were born
4 sons and 4 daughters,namely :
Mrs. A.J. Drummond of Pullman,WVa.
J.A. Richards of Ohio
Lee Richards of Duquesne, Pa.;
Kitty Fullick of McDonald, Pa
Mrs. Hattie Primm of California
Clark F. Richards of McDonald, Pa
Hallie Richards of Pullman,WVa.
One son, E.C. Richards died twenty two years ago in the prime of young manhood....
Dr. Richards was converted in a revival meeting on Stewarts Run in his young manhood.
He never joining any church organization but held to the United Brethern as the church of his choice.
He attended school for a while at Athens, Ohio when young, taught a few terms of school and then took up the study of medicine as his life profession He was a practicing physician with marked success until old age called for him to retire. He was a very conscientious man, devoting his time and talent to the relief of his fellow man. He loved his children and his children loved him, and everything was done that could be done by loving hands for his comfort in his last illness. His last years were spent in reading his Bible, meditating upon God and Heaven and shouting God's praises in his home.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer at Pullman in the presence of a vast concourse of
people. We were assisted by Rev. Vannoy of Harrisville and Rev. D.H. Davis of Pullman. Rev. Jacob
Shock and Rev. Joseph Radcliff were also present. The text for the occasion was the first verses
of the 23 rd Psalm, The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want selected by the Doctor before his death.
I.S. Hall.
*****************
Ritchie County,West Virginia Marriage Records
Groom: Ben F. Richards Age: 26 Parents: Ben & Priscilla
Bride: Nancy S. Cross Age: 16 Parents: John & Jemina
Date: April 8,1864
**************
Will of Benjamin RICHARDS
Ritchie County Courthouse, Harrisville, WV
DB 1 p 482/483
------
Benjamin RICHARDS
The last will and testament of Benjamin RICHARDS of the County of Ritchie and State of West Virginia.
I Benjamin RICHARDS considering the uncerainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First. I give and bequeath to my youngest sone Elias C. RICHARDS fifty three acres more or less lying on lyn camp, his old tract joining S. HALL & H. HAWKINS & S. HARPER & others, the upper end crossing at the beech corner with one condition that is to say, I and my wife, Priscilla are to have our suport our lifetime and to pay my two youngest Daughters three hundred Dollars each, with these conditions that is to say each one shall have fifty dollars a year after our death till paid, my oldest Daughter,Catherine E., I will and bequeath to be paid, out of my personal property two hundred dollars, fifty dolars a year, to my sone Benjamin F., I will and bequeath twelve acres more ore less, lying above and adjoining Elias Cs, the upper end to run Strate across the run a past a little Sugar
commencing one rod below the big lick thence with HARPER'S line to thee said E.C. RICHARDS portion, thence with Aaron HAWKINS to the beginning.
I will and bequeath to my son Jacob H. Fourteen acres lying above and adjoining Benjamin F. RICHARDS the upper end the upper end to commence at a big, white oke on the rite sid of the lick run thence to a Sugar on the same point thence runing across the botton with the fence to the corner of
the fence, thence to the ridge so as to contain fourteen acres.
I will and bequeath to my sone George W. the balanc of my land above & adjoining Jacob H, portion fourteen acres more or less. My two Youngest Daughters Shall have ther home hear while Single and also this land that I will is to be Our home and I am to do as I wish on the farm my life time.
In witness whereoff I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 day of Feb 1869 the year of our lord.
his
Benjamin x Richards (seal)
mark
-----
The above instrument consisting _ one Sheet was was now here subscribed by Benjamin RICHARDS the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time delcared by him to be his last will and Testament and we at his request sign our names here to as attesting witnesses.

J.S. x Elder
A x Bogard
Eli x Richard
West Virginia County Court of Ritchie County June term 1874
The Will of Benjamin RICHARDS was this day presented to Court, and being fully proven by J. S. ELDER, A. BOGARD, & Eli RICHARDS, the three Subscribing Witnesses thereto being here in court and having the said Will before them and being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw the said Benjamin RICHARDS sign his name thereto and they in his presents and in the presence of each other,
and at his request signed their names as Witnesses thereto the said Will is
admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded.
A copy from the minutes of said Court at the term aforesaid.
Teste G.W. Amos, Clerk
----
State of West Virginia. ss.
I G. W. Amos, clerk of the County Court of Ritchie County in the State
aforesaid do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Last Will &
testament of Benjamin RICHARDS together with a copy of the order admitting
the same to probate duly admitted to record this 12th day of June 1874.
Teste G. W. Amos, Clerk
**************
Children of NANCY CROSS and BENJAMIN RICHARDS are:
i. KITTY7 RICHARDS, b. Abt. 28 Feb 1865, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. (1) UNKNOWN FULLICK; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. (2) UNKNOWN FULLICK; b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. JAMES B. RICHARDS, b. 13 Nov 1867, Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. Ohio; m. (1) UNKNOWN; b. Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. Ohio; m. (2) UNKNOWN; b. Ritchie County,West Virinia; d. Ohio.
iii. JOHN A. RICHARDS, b. 09 Jul 1868, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. ELIAS C. RICHARDS, b. 10 Jun 1871, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1894.
v. LEE RICHARDS, b. 15 Apr 1874, Duquesne,Pennsylvania.
vi. CATHERINE 'KATE' RICHARDS, b. 22 Feb 1879, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. A.J. DRUMMOND, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1874, Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
vii. HATTIE RICHARDS,TWIN, b. Aug 1882, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. WILLIAM PRIMM, 09 Sep 1902, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1877, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. HOLLIE RICHARDS,TWIN, b. Aug 1882, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. EMMMA PARKS, 08 Sep 1906, Ritchie Co.,WVA.
ix. CLARK F. RICHARDS, b. 22 Aug 1885, Mcdonald,Pennsylvania.
x. HALLIE RICHARDS, b. 1893, Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Is he a minister??that married my parents??; m. MINNIE CUNNINGHAM, 05 Apr 1912, Ritchie Co.,WVA; b. Ritchie County,WVA.
14. xi. ALICE J. RICHARDS,1ST WIFE, b. Abt. May 1866, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xii. HALLIE RICHARDS, b. Aug 1882, Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. m. MINNIE CUNNINGHAM, 05 Apr 1912, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.

6. JOHN OTHELLO6 CROSS,2ND (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Bet. Aug 1851 - 01 May 1853 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 11 Jan 1936 in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married ELIZABETH ANN 'KATE' VALENTINE 25 Jul 1872 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of ISAAC VALENTINE and ALMINA HAYHURST. She was born Aug 1855 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 Feb 1957 in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery,Lamberton,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JOHN OTHELLO CROSS,2ND:
****************
Name: James Jefferson Cross Birth Date: 20 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Father: Jno. O. Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth Date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Valentine Mother's Age: 27y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co., W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 30y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***********
Name: Peter Luke Cross Birth Date: 27 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth Date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth A. Valentine Mother's Age: 23y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co. W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 26y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Emma J. Cross Birth Date: 10 Jun 1873
Birth Place: N.F.H. River, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Jr Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
1900 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY DIST
Series: T623 Roll: 1772 Page: 10
CROSS JOHN O 49 M W WV WV RITCHIE CLAY DIST 1900
****************
John CROSS Self M Male W 28 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 24 WV Keeping House WV WV
Sylvia CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Mina CROSS Dau S Female W 3 WV WV WV
CROSS Son S Male W 2M WV WV WV
--------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364C
***************
Name: John O CrossResidence: Pennsboro town, Ritchie, West Virginia
Birth date: Aug 1851 Birth place: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Spouse name: Elizabeth Cross Spouse birth place: West Virginia
Father birth place: West VirginiaMother birth place: West Virginia
Race or color (expanded): White Marital status: Married
Years married: 27 Estimated marriage year: 1873
Enumeration district: 0084 Sheet number and letter: 10A
Household id: 179 Reference number: 14
GSU film number: 1241772Image number: 00023
Collection: 1900 United States Census
******************
Name: John Cross Residence: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Birth date: 1852 Birth place: West Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self Spouse name: Elizabeth Cross
Spouse birth place: West Virginia Father birth place: West Virginia
Mother birth place: West Virginia Race or color (expanded): White
Ethnicity: American Gender: Male
Marital status: Married Age: 28 years Occupation: Farmer
NARA film number: T9-1413 Page: 364
Page letter: C Entry number: 2114 Film number: 1255413
Collection: 1880 United States Census
****************
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John Cross Home in 1880: Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852 Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Father's birthplace: West Virginia Mother's birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John Cross 28
Elizabeth Cross 24
Sylvia Cross 4
Mina Cross 3
Cross 2M
*****************
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: John O Cross Age in 1910: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Home in 1910: Union, Ritchie, West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Dexter Richards 43
Wade Richards 20
Roxie Richards 18
Nettie Richards 15
William Richards 12
Nelly Richards 9
Edney Richards 7
John O Cross 57
Alva Drummonds 39
Elsworth Laum 33
*****************
Name: John O. Cross Death date: 11 Jan 1936
Death place: Wood, West Virginia Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Elizabeth Valentine
Father name: John CrossMother name: Prunty
Film number: 1953909 Digital GS number: 4257777
Image number: 1557 Reference number: 1531
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
****************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Father birth place: Pennsboro, W Va.
Age of father: 26 years Mother name: Elizabeth A. Valentine
Mother birth place: Marion Co. W Va. Mother age: 23 years
Film number: 839537 Digital GS number: 4229125
Image number: 39 Reference number: v 1 p 33
Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930
****************
Name: Sylvia Cross Nutt Death date: 13 Sep 1919
Death place: Petroleum, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at death: 43 years 7 months 11 days Birth date: 1876
Birth place: WVa. Marital status: Married
Father name: Jno. O. Cross Father birth place: W.Va.
Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine Mother birth place: WVa.
Occupation: Housewife
Film number: 839538 Digital GS number: 4229126
Image number: 117 Reference number: v 6 p 368
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
*************
Name: Marshall W. Cross Death date: 16 Aug 1962
Death place: Bonham, Fannin, Texas
Race or color (on document): w Age at death: 68 years
Birth date: 1894 Birth place: W. Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine
Occupation: Carpenter Residence: Pennsboro,Ritchie, W. Virginia
Cemetery name: Pisgah Burial place: Pennsboro, West Virginia
Burial date: 17 Aug 1962
Film number: 2117024 Digital GS number: 4028467
Image number: 3446 Reference number: 48565
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
************
Notes for ELIZABETH ANN 'KATE' VALENTINE:
************
Name: Elizabeth Ann Valentine Cross Death Date: 14 Feb 1957
Death Place: Lamberton, Ritchie, West Virginia
Note: Sheppard Nursing Home Age at Death: 101y 6m 14d
Birth Place: Marion Co., WVa. Marital Status: W
Mother: Elmina Hayhurst Father: Isaac Valentine
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth Date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth A. Valentine Mother's Age: 23y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co. W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 26y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
Name: Peter Luke Cross Birth Date: 27 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth Date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Valentine Mother's Age: 27y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co., W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 30y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
**************
Name: James Jefferson Cross Birth Date: 20 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Father: Jno. O. Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Children of JOHN CROSS and ELIZABETH VALENTINE are:
i. ROSA C.7 CROSS, b. 04 Jan 1873, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 04 Aug 1872.
ii. EMMA J. CROSS, b. 10 Jun 1873, North Fork Hughes River,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. SYLVIA CROSS, b. Aug 1876, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. ELMINA 'MINA' CROSS,TWIN, b. 24 Jan 1878, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. ROTHWELL GILBERT, 24 Mar 1894, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1869, Wirt County,West Virginia; d. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for ELMINA 'MINA' CROSS,TWIN:
************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Father birth place: Pennsboro, W Va.
Age of father: 26 years Mother name: Elizabeth A. Valentine
Mother birth place: Marion Co. W Va. Mother age: 23 years
Film number: 839537 Digital GS number: 4229125
Image number: 39 Reference number: v 1 p 33
Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930
************
Name: Elmina Cross Birth Date: 24 Jan 1878
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth A. Valentine Mother's Age: 23y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co. W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 26y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************


v. SYLVIA CROSS,TWIN, b. 24 Jan 1878, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 13 Sep 1919, Petroleum,Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. UNKNOWN NUTT, Ritchie County,West Virginia; b. Abt. 1875, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for SYLVIA CROSS,TWIN:
**************
Name: Sylvia Cross Nutt Death date: 13 Sep 1919
Death place: Petroleum, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at death: 43 years 7 months 11 days Birth date: 1876
Birth place: WVa. Marital status: Married
Father name: Jno. O. Cross Father birth place: W.Va.
Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine Mother birth place: WVa.
Occupation: Housewife
Film number: 839538 Digital GS number: 4229126
Image number: 117 Reference number: v 6 p 368
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
**************
15. vi. PETER LUKE 'LUKIE' CROSS, b. 27 Mar 1880, Beason,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Abt. 1954, Wood County,West Virginia.
vii. ALLIE CROSS,TWIN, b. Abt. Feb 1880, Pennsboro,Richie County,West Virginia; m. DAVID T. "TAT" TAYLOR; b. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. LOVEAR PATRICIA 'PAT' CROSS,TWIN, b. Abt. Feb 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. GRANVILLE UNKNOWN.
ix. TWEARS CROSS,SON, b. Mar 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
x. EMMA CROSS, b. Abt. Feb 1881, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xi. NETTIE ALICE CROSS, b. 29 Apr 1882, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for NETTIE ALICE CROSS:
***********
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth place: Pennsboro,Ritchie,West Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Father birth place: Pennsboro, WVa.
Age of father: 30 years Mother age: 27 years
Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine Mother birth place: Marion Co., WVa.
Film number: 839537 Digital GS number: 4229125
Image number: 40 Reference number: v 1 p 34
Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930
***********
Name: Nettie Alice Cross Birth Date: 29 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Valentine Mother's Age: 27y
Mother's Birth Place: Marion Co., W. Va.
Father: John O. Cross Father's Age: 30y
Father's Birth Place: Pennsboro, W. Va.
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***********
xii. JAMES JEFFERSON 'JEFFIE' CROSS, b. 20 Nov 1884, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1967, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for JAMES JEFFERSON 'JEFFIE' CROSS:
****************
Name: James Jefferson Cross Birth Date: 20 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Clay, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Father: Jno. O. Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
****************
16. xiii. RACHEL 'RACHIE' CROSS, b. Apr 1887, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
xiv. MARSHALL 'MARSH'DINK' W. CROSS,CARPENTER, b. Jul 1894, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 16 Aug 1962, Bonham,Fannin County,Texas but buried in Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.

Notes for MARSHALL 'MARSH'DINK' W. CROSS,CARPENTER:
*************
Name: Marshall W. Cross Death date: 16 Aug 1962
Death place: Bonham, Fannin, Texas
Race or color (on document): w Age at death: 68 years
Birth date: 1894 Birth place: W. Virginia
Father name: John O. Cross Mother name: Elizabeth Valentine
Occupation: Carpenter Residence: Pennsboro,Ritchie, W. Virginia
Cemetery name: Pisgah Burial place: Pennsboro, West Virginia
Burial date: 17 Aug 1962
Film number: 2117024 Digital GS number: 4028467
Image number: 3446 Reference number: 48565
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
*************

7. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 09 Feb 1866 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 1957 in Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery,Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married WARREN 'LINCOLN' WILSON 08 Mar 1883 in Oakland,Maryland, son of JOHN WILSON and REBECCA CLAYTON. He was born 17 Jul 1869 in Ritchie Co, Virginia (was a farmer,surveyor,and a carpenter), and died 30 Jul 1932 in Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery,Pullman,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE' CROSS:
***************
Name: Harriet Cross Birth Date: 09 Feb 1866
Birth Place: Clay Township, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Sarah J. Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
***************
Children of HARRIET CROSS and WARREN WILSON are:
i. GROVER C.7 WILSON, b. Jan 1884, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1931, Bingham County,Idaho (died from cancer).
17. ii. HENRY MORGAN WILSON, b. 30 Sep 1886, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 22 Sep 1973, Clarksburg,Harrison County,WVA (Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery).
18. iii. WILLIAM C.J. WILSON, b. 17 Nov 1888, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 09 Jul 1955, Narco,California (buried Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery).
19. iv. CHAUNCY M. WILSON, b. 13 Jan 1891, Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Abt. 1963, Washington state(buried Mt. Pisgah Cemertery,Ritchie County,WVA.
20. v. GRACE ELLEN WILSON, b. 03 Apr 1893, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Mt. Olivet Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
21. vi. JAMES ALPHEUS WILSON, b. 07 Jun 1897, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Aft. 1983, Mt.Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.

8. BENJAMIN 'FRANK' FRANKLIN6 CROSS,2ND COUSINS (JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born Bet. Jan - 20 Mar 1869 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) ROSA RICHARDS,2ND COUSINS 26 Apr 1888 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born 1870 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) GRACE 'GRACIE' PRICE,2ND WIFE 16 Jan 1895 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1878 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for BENJAMIN 'FRANK' FRANKLIN CROSS,2ND COUSINS:
*************
Name: Charlie Lewis Cross Death date: 05 Jun 1927
Death place: Wyatt, Harrison, West Virginia
Age at death: 2 years 4 months 11 days Birth date: 24 Aug 1924
Birth place: West Va. Father name: Frank Cross
Father birth place: W. Va.Mother name: Grace Price
Mother birth place: W. Va. Burial place: Shinnston Burial date: 07 Jun 1927
Film number: 847171 Digital GS number:
Image number: 478 Reference number: v 7 p 40
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
*************
Child of BENJAMIN CROSS and GRACE PRICE is:
i. CHARLES LEWIS7 CROSS, b. 24 Aug 1924, Wyatt,Harrison County,West Virginia.
Notes for CHARLES LEWIS CROSS:
*************
Name: Charlie Lewis Cross Death date: 05 Jun 1927
Death place: Wyatt, Harrison, West Virginia
Age at death: 2 years 4 months 11 days Birth date: 24 Aug 1924
Birth place: West Va. Father name: Frank Cross
Father birth place: W. Va.Mother name: Grace Price
Mother birth place: W. Va. Burial place: Shinnston Burial date: 07 Jun 1927
Film number: 847171 Digital GS number:
Image number: 478 Reference number: v 7 p 40
Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970
*************
Generation No. 3
9. JOHN P.7 DOTSON (SARAH JANE6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born 23 Nov 1856 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Minnesota. He married ANNA UNKNOWN 1888 in Minnesota. She was born May 1867 in Canada, and died in Minnesota.
Child of JOHN DOTSON and ANNA UNKNOWN is:
i. WALTER H.8 DOTSON, b. 1889, Minnesota.
Notes for WALTER H. DOTSON:
10. Walter H. DOTSON was born Aug 1892 in MN.
Walter married (1) Lily G in WA. Lily was born 1898 in WA.
They had the following children:
i. Warren F DOTSON was born 1916 in OR.
ii. John F DOTSON was born 1920 in WA.

10. MAHALA JANE 'MATILDA'7 CROSS,1ST WIFE (JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4) was born 09 Jun 1868 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 13 Mar 1892 in Pennsboro Episcopal United Brethren Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married BENJAMIN HALE RIDDLE 22 Mar 1883 in Ritchie County,West Virginia married by Eli Riddle his father, son of ELI RIDDLE and EMILY STUTLER. He was born 19 May 1863 in Clay District,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 Oct 1953 in Pennsboro Episcopal United Brethren Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for MAHALA JANE 'MATILDA' CROSS,1ST WIFE:
**********
Name: Mahala Riddle Death Date: 1892
Death Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*********
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
**********
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
**********
Notes for BENJAMIN HALE RIDDLE:
*********
Name: Benjamin Hale Riddle Death Date: 14 Oct 1953
Death Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Emely Stutler Father: Eli Riddle
Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Name: Benjamin Hale Riddle Death Date: 14 Oct 1953
Death Place: Pennsboro, Ritchie, West Virginia
Age at Death: 90y 4m 25d Birth Place: Pennsboro
Marital Status: M Occupation: Retired B&O Employee
Mother: Emely Stutler Father: ..Eli Riddle
Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Household Record 1880 United States Census
------------
Eli RIDDLE Self M Male W 75 WV Farmer DC WV
Augusta S. RIDDLE Wife M Female W 64 NY Keeping House NY NY
Orville L. RIDDLE Son S Male W 19 WV Laborer WV WV
Ben Hail RIDDLE Son Male W 17 WV Laborer WV WV
West Virginia RIDDLE Dau S Female W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Ida Grant RIDDLE Dau S Female W 11 WV WV WV
---------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 361B
************
West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index
***********
Riddle, Ben H. Spouse: Mahala J. Cross
Marriage Date: Mar 22, 1883 County: Ritchie
This record can be found at the County Court Records
Film # 0839540
**************
Name: Benjamin Hale Riddle Death Date: 14 Oct 1953
Death Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Emely Stutler Father: Eli Riddle
**************
1900 West Virginia RITCHIE CLAY DIST Series: T623 Roll: 1772 Page: 7
RIDDLE BENJAMIN H 36 M W WV WV RITCHIE CLAY DIST 1900
************
1910 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY
Series: T624 Roll: 1693 Page: 118
RIDDLE BENJAMIN H 43 M W WV WV RITCHIE CLAY 1910
*************
Children of MAHALA CROSS and BENJAMIN RIDDLE are:
i. UNKNOWN SON8 RIDDLE, b. 25 Nov 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. CHESTER 'ALLEN' RIDDLE, b. 25 Jul 1887, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. ELLSWORTH RIDDLE,DIED YOUNG, b. 26 Nov 1890, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 19 Feb 1891, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. UNKNOWN SON RIDDLE, b. 25 Nov 1885, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.

11. LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7 CROSS (JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 10 Apr 1877 in Clay District,Ritchie County,Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married ONA FOUGHT Abt. 1895 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1875 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County, West Virginia.
Notes for LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON' CROSS:
*************
Name: Lemon Cross Birth Date: 10 Apr 1877
Birth Place: Clay District, Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elisabeth Cross Father: Jefferson Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
************
Jefferson CROSS Self M Male W 36 WV Farmer WV WV
Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 35 WV Keeping House WV WV
Mahala CROSS Dau S Female W 12 WV At Home WV WV
Love CROSS Dau S Female W 9 WV WV WV
Kerrenhappuck CROSS Dau S Female W 7 WV WV WV
Sarah Jane CROSS Dau S Female W 4 WV WV WV
Leeman CROSS Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
**************
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 364D
*************
Children of LEMON CROSS and ONA FOUGHT are:
22. i. EDWIN HAROLD8 CROSS, b. 01 May 1900, Wood County,WVA; d. 25 Jan 1938.
ii. LERA CROSS, b. Bet. 1902 - 1910, Wood County,WVA.
iii. REVA CROSS, b. Bet. 1902 - 1910, Wood County,WVA.

12. ALPHEUS SEYMOUR7 RICHARDS,BARBER,KILLED STREETCAR (JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 09 Jun 1872 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 31 Jul 1938 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia. He married (1) DAISY ALICE GRIFFITH,1ST WIFE 13 Aug 1896 in Harrison County,West Virginia, daughter of GEORGE GRIFFITH and ZILPHA FREEL. She was born Apr 1880 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) STELLA HARMON,2ND WIFE 1918 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1900 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia, and died in Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
Notes for ALPHEUS SEYMOUR RICHARDS,BARBER,KILLED STREETCAR:
*************
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Clarksburg,Harrison,West Virginia Age at Death: 66
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
**************
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Harrison, West Virginia Spouse: Stella Richards
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
*************
Date: 13 Aug 1896 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Daisy Alice Griffith Alpheus S. Richards
Birth Place: Ritchie Co.WVa Ritchie Co., W. Va.
Age at Marriage: 16y 24y
Mother: Zilpha E Griffith Jemima Richards
Father: G. W. Griffith Jacob Richards
************
1870 > WEST VIRGINIA > RITCHIE > CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 1698 Page: 514
RICHARDS JACOB H 32 M W VA WV RITCHIE CLAY TWP 1870
**********
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob H. RICHARDS Self M Male W 42 WV Farmer WV WV
Jemima J. RICHARDS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeping House WV WV
Moses A. RICHARDS Son S Male W 16 WV At Home WV WV
Ezra L. RICHARDS Son S Male W 13 WV At Home WV WV
Zacheus RICHARDS Son S Male W 10 WV At Home WV WV
Alpheus S. RICHARDS Son S Male W 7 WV WV WV
Waitman W. RICHARDS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV
Walter RICHARDS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV
Elizabeth CEDARS Cousin S Female W 11 WV At Home WV WV
William RICHARDS Cousin Male W 18 WV Laborer WV WV
-----------------
Source Information: Census Place Clay, Ritchie, West Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255413 NA Film Number T9-1413 Page Number 368C
***********
Name: Alpheus Seymour Richards Death Date: 31 Jul 1938
Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia Age at Death: 66
Mother: Jane Cross Father: Jake Richards
**********
1900 Census, Dist 137, Dry Fork, Tucker, WV
156/157
RICHARDS
A S..Head.M.Jun 1872.27.M/4.WV.WV.WV.Farmer
Daisy..Wife.F.Apr 1880.20.M/4.WV.WV.WV.1/1 Children
Oma E..Dau.F.Oct 1898.1.S.WV.WV.WV
--------
1930 Census, Dist 14, Clarksburg, Harrison, WV
Railroad Street
237/284
RICHARDS
Alpheus S..Head.M.58.M/38.WV.WV.WV.Laborer.Gasoline Co
Stella..Wife.F.36.M/29.WV.WV.WV
Arthur..Son.M.11.S.WV.WV.WV
Rayond..Son.M.9.S.WV.WV.WV
James..Son.M.7.S.WV.WV.WV
*************
Notes for DAISY ALICE GRIFFITH,1ST WIFE:
Date: 9 Jul 1867 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Name: Zilpha E. Freel George W. Griffith
Age at Marriage: 20y 21y 2m
Mother: Rebecca Freel Matilda Griffith
Father: John E. Freel T. Griffith
*************
Child of ALPHEUS RICHARDS and DAISY GRIFFITH is:
23. i. OMA ISABELLE8 RICHARDS, b. Abt. May 1897, Tucker County,West Virginia.
Children of ALPHEUS RICHARDS and STELLA HARMON are:
ii. ARTHUR8 RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1919, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
iii. RAYMOND ALPHEUS RICHARDS, b. 27 Jul 1921, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.
iv. JAMES JACOB RICHARDS, b. 07 May 1923, Clarksburg,Harrison County,West Virginia.

13. WALTER7 RICHARDS (JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 23 Aug 1878 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married CAROLINE 'CARRIE' B. METZ Abt. 1910 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1890 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Abt. 1937 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of WALTER RICHARDS and CAROLINE METZ are:
i. VERA8 RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1911.
ii. SYLVA RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1912.
iii. GILBERT RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1913.
iv. MARGARET RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1914, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. ran off with an African American man by the last name of ………….Hale.

14. ALICE J.7 RICHARDS,1ST WIFE (NANCY ELLEN6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born Abt. May 1866 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married WILLIAM MICAH DRUMMOND 28 Sep 1883 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of JESSE DRUMMONDS and ANNETTE LUZADER. He was born 12 Sep 1867 in Harrison County,West Virginia, and died 20 Sep 1962 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Notes for WILLIAM MICAH DRUMMOND:
Ancestors are from Scotland- was a merchant..
*************
Children of ALICE RICHARDS and WILLIAM DRUMMOND are:
i. ADA NELL8 DRUMMOND, b. 11 Oct 1904, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. ALTA DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iii. BEN DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
iv. CHARLES DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Died in infancy.
v. DEWEY DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Died in infancy.
vi. ELSIE DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
vii. PEARL DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
viii. THURMOND DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Died in infancy.
ix. VERA DRUMMOND, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
24. x. BESSIE DRUMMONDS, b. Abt. 1880, Ritchie County,West Virginia.

15. PETER LUKE 'LUKIE'7 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 27 Mar 1880 in Beason,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Abt. 1954 in Wood County,West Virginia. He married ALZIE WRIGHT Abt. 1900 in Wood County,West Virginia. She was born Abt. 1882 in Wood County,West Virginia, and died in Wood County,West Virginia.
Notes for PETER LUKE 'LUKIE' CROSS:
**************
From undated obituary he had 4 grandkids
*************
Name: Peter Luke Cross Birth Date: 27 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Ritchie, West Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Cross Father: John Cross
West Virginia Archives & History
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
*************
Children of PETER CROSS and ALZIE WRIGHT are:
i. LEAMON8 CROSS, b. Abt. 1901, Wood County,West Virginia.
ii. UNKNOWN CROSS, b. Abt. 1902, Wood County,West Virginia.

16. RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS (JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Apr 1887 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married BRENT TAYLOR in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of EDMUND TAYLOR and ERMANY BAKER. He was born 03 Feb 1881 in Pennsboro,Richie County,West Virginia, and died 10 Jan 1961 in Pennsboro,Richie County,West Virginia.
Notes for RACHEL 'RACHIE' CROSS:
--------
Brent Taylor 49
Rachie E. 42
Lattimer P. 17
Ruth 15
Namonie 10
Bettie H. 5
Elizabeth Cross 74 Mother in law
Clair Nutt 30 ne
Rachie M. Nutt mi 18
1930 Census for West Virginia
-------
Some is from an obituary...
------
Notes for BRENT TAYLOR:
Brent Taylor 49
Rachie E. 42
Lattimer P. 17
Ruth 15
Namonie 10
Bettie H. 5
Elizabeth Cross 74 Mother in law
Clair Nutt 30 ne
Rachie M. Nutt mi 18
1930 Census for West Virginia
*************
Children of RACHEL CROSS and BRENT TAYLOR are:
25. i. HARRY JEROME8 TAYLOR, b. Abt. May 1873, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. LATTIMER P. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1913, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
26. iii. RUTH O. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1915, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
27. iv. NAMONIE TAYLOR, b. 1920, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
v. BETTIE H. TAYLOR, b. 1925, Ritchie County,West Virginia.

17. HENRY MORGAN7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 30 Sep 1886 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 22 Sep 1973 in Clarksburg,Harrison County,WVA (Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery). He married (1) GEORGIA KEEN. She was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia. He married (2) ELLA BADBOY. She was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of HENRY WILSON and ELLA BADBOY are:
i. LEONARD8 WILSON, b. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,WVA; d. Moved to Washington State,no information available.
ii. MARILYN WILSON, b. Pennsboro,Ritchie County,WVA; d. Moved to Washington State,no information available; m. UNKNOWN DEYOUNG.

18. WILLIAM C.J.7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 17 Nov 1888 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 09 Jul 1955 in Narco,California (buried Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery). He married MYRTLE J. BOTHAM in Colorado. She was born in Colorado (don't know if there were kids).
Child of WILLIAM WILSON and MYRTLE BOTHAM is:
i. DOROTHY8 WILSON.

19. CHAUNCY M.7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 13 Jan 1891 in Pennsboro,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Abt. 1963 in Washington state(buried Mt. Pisgah Cemertery,Ritchie County,WVA. He married HELEN KEEN. She was born in Washington state (divorced0.
Child of CHAUNCY WILSON and HELEN KEEN is:
i. CLIFFORD8 WILSON, b. Washington state; m. UNKNOWN.

20. GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 03 Apr 1893 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Mt. Olivet Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married CYRUS BUKEY DOTSON Abt. Aug 1911 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, son of WILLIAM DOTSON and JENNIE WARNER. He was born 28 Dec 1888 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 23 Dec 1971 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of GRACE WILSON and CYRUS DOTSON are:
28. i. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'8 DOTSON, b. 30 Jun 1912, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
29. ii. HETTIE DOTSON, b. 01 Sep 1914, Ritchie Co, Virginia.
iii. WOODROW WILSON DOTSON, b. Abt. 1916.
30. iv. PAUL DOTSON,TWIN, b. 17 Apr 1918, Ritchie Co, Virginia.
31. v. PAULINE PEARL DOTSON,TWIN, b. 17 Apr 1918, Ritchie Co, Virginia.

21. JAMES ALPHEUS7 WILSON (HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 07 Jun 1897 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died Aft. 1983 in Mt.Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) ELLA RIGGS,1ST WIFE Abt. Jun 1920 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of COLESTON RIGGS and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1901 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Mt. Pisgah Chuech Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) MABLE 'EFFIE' ELDER,2ND WIFE 07 Nov 1933 in Harrisville,Ritchie County,West Virginia, daughter of RICHARD ELDER and ELIZABETH MALEY. She was born 13 May 1904 in Goose Run,Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died 14 May 1994 in Mt.Pisgah Cemetery,Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of JAMES WILSON and ELLA RIGGS are:
32. i. FREDA MAE8 WILSON, b. 16 May 1921, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ii. WILLIAM HAROLD WILSON, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
33. iii. HELEN LOUISE WILSON, b. 07 Dec 1924, Ritchie County,West Virginia.
34. iv. MARY ESTHER WILSON, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
v. BETTY RUTH WILSON, b. Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Lives in Maryland.
Children of JAMES WILSON and MABLE ELDER are:
vi. LINCOLN RICHARD8 WILSON, b. Aug 1934, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. 1934, Ritchie Co, Virginia.
vii. DELORIS 'JEAN' WILSON, b. 11 Feb 1936, Harrisville,Ritchie County; m. OLIN C. MOORE, 26 Jun 1954, Ritchie Co.,WVA; b. 11 Oct 1930, Ritchie County,WVA.
35. viii. JAMES HOWARD 'BUTCH' WILSON, b. 16 Dec 1937, Ritchie County,West Virginia; d. Ritchie County,West Virginia.
ix. DAVID ROBERT WILSON, b. 04 Jan 1942, Parkersburg,Wood County,West Virginia; m. JUDY WASS, Aug 1965, Ritchie Co.,WVA.
x. OLETA JANE WILSON, b. 02 Sep 1944, Ritchie County,West Virginia; m. ROBERT C. WILSON; b. Ritchie County,WVA.

Generation No. 4
22. EDWIN HAROLD8 CROSS (LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 01 May 1900 in Wood County,WVA, and died 25 Jan 1938. He married ZETA VIRGINIA MCGEE. She was born 04 Nov 1904.
Notes for EDWIN HAROLD CROSS:
A minister,died of heart attack at 38 yrs. old.
*************
Children of EDWIN CROSS and ZETA MCGEE are:
i. SON9 CROSS.
ii. ELIZABETH CROSS, b. 18 Jul 1926, Wood County,WVA; d. 01 Aug 1926, Wood County,WVA.
36. iii. ROBERTA ANN CROSS, b. 18 Jul 1926, Wood County,WVA; d. Wood County,West Virginia.
iv. MELVA JEANNE CROSS, b. 23 Jun 1928.

23. OMA ISABELLE8 RICHARDS (ALPHEUS SEYMOUR7, JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Abt. May 1897 in Tucker County,West Virginia. She married JAMES RUSSELL HYMES,SR.,MINE SUPERTINDENT 1917 in Barbour County,West Virginia, son of JOHN HYMES and PHOEBE EDMONS. He was born 03 Jul 1897 in Barbour County,West Virginia, and died 24 Sep 1947 in Heavner Cemetery,Quinwood,Greenbrier County,West Virginia.
Notes for OMA ISABELLE RICHARDS:
(************
1900 Tucker Co Wv Census she is listed with parents
Alpheus and Daisy Richards
Alpheus Richards m to Daisy Alice Griffith m in Aug 13,1896 in Harrison Co WV
Alpheus p are Jemima and Jacob Richards
Daisy p are G.W. and Zilpha Freel Griffith m July 9,1867
Zilpha p are John E and Rebecca Freel.
-----
Oma I. Richards was m to James R Hymes in 1917 Junior Barbour co WV
they had 2 sons that I know of
James R Hymes Jr b 1918 d 1918 in Elkins WV
Wm H Hymes b 1922 Nutter Fort Harrison Co Wv and d 1997 Medina Medina Co OH.
************
Children of OMA RICHARDS and JAMES HYMES are:
i. JAMES R.9 HYMES,JR.,DIED YOUNG, b. 1918, Barbour County,West Virginia; d. 1918.
37. ii. WILLLIAM HOWARD HYMES, b. 15 Feb 1922, Nutter Fork,Harrison County,West Virginia; d. 07 Oct 1997, Medina,Medina County,Ohio.

24. BESSIE8 DRUMMONDS (ALICE J.7 RICHARDS,1ST WIFE, NANCY ELLEN6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Abt. 1880 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married WILLIAM SMITH. He was born Abt. 1870 in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Child of BESSIE DRUMMONDS and WILLIAM SMITH is:
i. WAYNE C.9 SMITH, b. 27 Sep 1905, Harrison County,West Virginia; m. BEULAH CATHERINE RIDDLE, 23 Jul 1927, Harrison County,West Virginia; b. 31 Jan 1909, Braxton County,West Virginia.

25. HARRY JEROME8 TAYLOR (RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born Abt. May 1873 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married UNKNOWN.
Child of HARRY TAYLOR and UNKNOWN is:
i. NAOMI9 TAYLOR.

26. RUTH O.8 TAYLOR (RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born Abt. 1915 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married LLOYD TRUBY HALL, son of STEWART HALL and ELLEN MARSH. He was born in Ritchie Co, VA.
Children of RUTH TAYLOR and LLOYD HALL are:
i. PEGGY ELLEN9 HALL, b. Ritchie Co, VA; m. DELBERT WINCE; b. Ritchie Co, VA.
ii. RUTH HALL.

27. NAMONIE8 TAYLOR (RACHEL 'RACHIE'7 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born 1920 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married DANA ROGERS.
Child of NAMONIE TAYLOR and DANA ROGERS is:
i. BETTY9 ROGERS.

28. HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'8 DOTSON (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 30 Jun 1912 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married CHARLES 'DELBERT' COMBS 17 Feb 1930 in Belpre,Ohio, son of CHARLES COMBS and CHARLOTTE DYKE. He was born Abt. 1907 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia.
Children of HARRIET DOTSON and CHARLES COMBS are:
i. CHARLES DELBERT9 COMBS.
ii. LEONARD EUGENE COMBS.
iii. MARY ELLEN COMBS.
iv. LESLIE COMBS.

29. HETTIE8 DOTSON (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 01 Sep 1914 in Ritchie Co, Virginia. She married ERNEST BENNETT. He was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of HETTIE DOTSON and ERNEST BENNETT are:
i. WANNIT9 BENNETT.
ii. MARY ALICE BENNETT.
iii. JAMES BENNETT.
iv. JO ANN BENNETT.

30. PAUL8 DOTSON,TWIN (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE'4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 17 Apr 1918 in Ritchie Co, Virginia. He married (1) WILMA BOND. She was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia (they divorced). He married (2) UNKNOWN.
Children of PAUL DOTSON and WILMA BOND are:
i. THOMAS9 DOTSON.
ii. CYRUS DOTSON.
iii. FLOYD DOTSON.
Child of PAUL DOTSON and UNKNOWN is:
iv. ROBERT LEE9 DOTSON.

31. PAULINE PEARL8 DOTSON,TWIN (GRACE ELLEN7 WILSON, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE' was born 17 Apr 1918 in Ritchie Co, Virginia. She married STEVEN FLUZDRAK in California. He was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of PAULINE DOTSON and STEVEN FLUZDRAK are:
i. GRACIE CAROLYN9 FLUZDRAK.
ii. JAMES FLUZDRAK.

32. FREDA MAE8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 16 May 1921 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married DELBERT MERLE LYTLE. He was born in Braxton County,WVA.
Child of FREDA WILSON and DELBERT LYTLE is:
38. i. BARBARA SUE9 LYTLE, b. Lived in Ohio.

33. HELEN LOUISE8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 07 Dec 1924 in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married HAMILTON MADDOX, son of RUSSELL MADDOX and AGATHA PARKER. He was born in Ritchie Co, Virginia.
Children of HELEN WILSON and HAMILTON MADDOX are:
i. LINDA DIANE9 MADDOX.
ii. KAREN LEE MADDOX.
iii. HARRY RONALD MADDOX.

34. MARY ESTHER8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born in Ritchie County,West Virginia. She married ADDISON ROY PROPPS 19 Jun 1945, son of DOCK PROPPS and EFFIE SMITH. He was born in Baltimore,Maryland.
Children of MARY WILSON and ADDISON PROPPS are:
39. i. DONALD ROY9 PROPPS, b. Harrisville,Ritchie County,WVA.
ii. MALE PROPPS.
iii. MALE PROPPS.
iv. MALE PROPPS.
v. GIRL PROPPS.

35. JAMES HOWARD 'BUTCH'8 WILSON (JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 16 Dec 1937 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (1) OMA JEAN COWAN,1ST WIFE, daughter of GEORGE COWAN and AUGUSTA SINNETT. She was born Abt. 1940 in Ritchie County,West Virginia, and died in Ritchie County,West Virginia. He married (2) WILMA MAHANEY Sep 1963. She was born in Ritchie County,WVA.
Children of JAMES WILSON and OMA COWAN are:
i. JOSEPH HAROLD9 WILSON, b. Lives in Ohio now; m. UNKNOWN.
ii. MAE WILSON,TWIN.
iii. MARIE WILSON,TWIN.
Child of JAMES WILSON and WILMA MAHANEY is:
iv. JAMES DOUGLAS9 WILSON.

Generation No. 5
36. ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS (EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 18 Jul 1926 in Wood County,WVA, and died in Wood County,West Virginia. She married WILLIAM DEWEY HENSON. He was born Oct 1924 in Wood County,West Virginia, and died in Wood County,West Virginia.
Children of ROBERTA CROSS and WILLIAM HENSON are:
40. i. JAMES M.10 HENSON, b. 24 May 1950.
41. ii. JEFFREY A. HENSON, b. 04 Apr 1954.
42. iii. JULIE ANNE HENSON, b. Oct 1959.

37. WILLLIAM HOWARD9 HYMES (OMA ISABELLE8 RICHARDS, ALPHEUS SEYMOUR7, JEMIMA 'JANE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 15 Feb 1922 in Nutter Fork,Harrison County,West Virginia, and died 07 Oct 1997 in Medina,Medina County,Ohio. He married ESTHER MAE ASHCRAFT 30 Dec 1944 in Harrison County,West Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM ASHCRAFT and EDNA SULLIVAN. She was born Abt. 1927 in Harrison County,West Virginia.

Notes for WILLLIAM HOWARD HYMES:
1920 census, she's in Randolph county as a servant listed as married, and her hubby James Hymes is in
Greenbrier Co working in the coal mines, but listed as Widowed?
Anyway, maybe some of the following notes will help point you in the right direction.
I did call and check with the Buckhannon Court house to find out if she is buried in the Heavener Cemetery like James is, but she and Nannie neither one are buried there, just James!
***********
WILLIAM HOWARD HYMES:
Harrison Co, WV Birth Records
Name: Wm Howard Hymes
Place: Nutter Fort, Harrison Co
Date: Feb 15, 1922
Father: Jas Russel Hymes
(F) Residence: Nutter Fort
(F) Birth Place: Barbour Co
(F) Occupation: Miner
**************
(F) Age: 24
Mother: Oma I Richards
(M) Residence: Nutter Fort
(M) Birth Place: Barour Co
(M) Occupation: House Wife
(M) Age: 23
(M) Number of Children Born: 1 (Including this one)
(M) Number of Children Living: 1
Born: Alive
Certificate signed by: R M Riley (6:50 AM)
Date Filed: Feb 21 1922
************
Name: William H. Hymes
SSN: 232-22-8478
Last Residence: 44256 Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 15 Feb 1922
Died: 7 Oct 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951
**************
Harrison Co, WV Marriage Records
Date: 30 Dec 1944 Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Bride: Ester Mae Ashcraft Age at Marriage: 17y
Mother: Edna E. Sullivan Ashcraft Father: William J. Ashcraft
Groom: William Howard Hymes Age at Marriage: 23y
Mother: Oma Richards Hymes Father: James Hymes
******************
Oma Left Clarksburg in about 1929 that is when she left the Clovis home of to find a job in OH or that she left with a man from Texas. She placed her son in a boys home (Kappa Sigma Pi). As for James R Hymes he filed for Divorce sometime bef 1926 when he then m Nannie Matthews.
I obtained my info on Oma from my father who told me that she left for Ohio to obtain work, but he remembers being in the boys home and I have talked to other people who where in that home and says he was there but will say no more, the home must of be HELL because no body will talk about it to anyone.
Now my Uncle Wm. R told me that his father said that when he meet Nannie he was still married but not
living with his wife Oma what happened we will never know.
Nannie would not see him till he was legally divorced so that is when he obtain the divorce bef 1926 when my Uncle Wm R.was born.
James also told my Uncle Wm that he had a son but did not know his name or where he was.
I did try and contact the Clovis even went to there home in Clarksburg but no one would talk.
I know that Mr Clovis owned a gas station and I remember it was on a corner, my father Wm H had showed it to me back in the 50's.
Still looking for help on them……
Thank you again.
Nancy
*************
Child of WILLLIAM HYMES and ESTHER ASHCRAFT is:
i. NANCY MCKANE10 HYMES.

38. BARBARA SUE9 LYTLE (FREDA MAE8 WILSON, JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE',) was born in Lived in Ohio. She married GARY HUGHES. He was born in Braxton County,WVA.
Children of BARBARA LYTLE and GARY HUGHES are:
i. DOUGLAS GRANT10 HUGHES.
ii. LISA RENEE HUGHES.
iii. DAVID HUGHES.

39. DONALD ROY9 PROPPS (MARY ESTHER8 WILSON, JAMES ALPHEUS7, HARRIET VIRGINIA 'HATTIE'6 CROSS, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born in Harrisville,Ritchie County,WVA. He married DIANE BLANKENSHIP. She was born in Harrisville,Ritchie County,WVA, and died in (Lives in Ohio).
Children of DONALD PROPPS and DIANE BLANKENSHIP are:
i. MICHAEL ANTHONY10 PROPPS.
ii. PAMELA MALISSIA PROPPS.

Generation No. 6
40. JAMES M.10 HENSON (ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS, EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 24 May 1950. He married VICKY ABBOTT in Kanawha Co.,WVA.
Children of JAMES HENSON and VICKY ABBOTT are:
i. WESLEY11 HENSON.
ii. ELIZABETH HENSON.

41. JEFFREY A.10 HENSON (ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS, EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born 04 Apr 1954. He married ROBIN HENSLEY.
Children of JEFFREY HENSON and ROBIN HENSLEY are:
i. SHERRY11 HENSON
ii. AARON HENSON.

42. JULIE ANNE10 HENSON (ROBERTA ANN9 CROSS, EDWIN HAROLD8, LEMON 'LEEMAN' 'LEMUEL' 'LEAMON'7, JEFFERSON JAMES6, JOHN OTHELLO5, RICHARD 'BIG DICKIE') was born Oct 1959. She married JOHN D. MORGAN in Wyoming County,WVA.
Children of JULIE HENSON and JOHN MORGAN are:
i. BENJAMIN D.11 MORGAN.
ii. JOHN C. MORGAN
per page

Find a board about a specific topic