Richard Wanless

Richard Wanless[1]

Male 1803 - 1886  (83 years)

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  • Name Richard Wanless 
    Born 15 Jan 1803  Northumberland, England (presumably Alwinton) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened Harbottle Presbyterian Church, Harbottle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    IMMI 1819  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1830  Wood Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1830 VA, Wood Co.
      Richard Wanlis [indexed as Warlis]
      1 male 30-40 [Richard]
      1 female 30-40 [Sarah]
      1 female 5-10
      1 male 5-10
      1 female under 5
    Election 1846  Ritchie County, VA (now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a school board commissioner 
    Census 1850  Ritchie County, VA (now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wanless, Richard farmer born in Scotland age 45 years
      Sarah born in Pennsylvania age 45
      William A born in virginia age 19
      Mary 16
      Frances S 14
      Richard 9
      John 5
    Census 26 Jun 1860  Ritchie County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • PO = Ritchie C.H. [Courthouse] p.416
      Richard 56 farmer, b Scotland
      Sarah 53 b P.A.
      Wm. A. 29 b VA, farmhand
      Francis 22 b VA, househand
      Richard 19 b VA, farmhand
      John 15 b VA

      Next door is dau Mary Wanless Douglass and husband Christopher & family.
    Census 24 Aug 1870  Grant Twp, Ritchie County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p 545, #379
      Wanless, Richard, 66, farmer, b England
      Sarah 65, keeping house, b PA
      Richard 29, County assessor, b WV
      John 25, cattle merchant, b WV
      Sinnette, Elizabeth 30 servent
    Died 30 Jan 1886  [3
    Buried Egypt (Cairo IOOF) Cemetery, Ritchie County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Notes 
    • Birth & death year from tombstone in Cairo IOOF Cemetery, as reported in
      (Cemeteries of Richie Co):
      Wanless, Richard B 9-5-1804 Scotland d 1-30-1886
      Sarah McKinney 1-15-1808 d 11-5-1885, Dau of William McKinney and Frances Platt
      Mary dau of R&S, no date, unmarked
    Person ID I1071  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2013 

    Father Archibald Wanless,   b. 1758-1766, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, (probably) Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Mary Rutherford,   b. 1764, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 21 Dec 1842, Little Ryle, Whittingham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1786  St. Michael's Church, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Family ID F409  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah McKinney,   b. 15 Jan 1805, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1885  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1830  Wood Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Children 
     1. William A. Wanless,   b. Feb 1831, Wood Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Ritchie County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. Mary Wanless,   b. Jun 1834, Wood Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Ritchie County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Frances S. Wanless,   b. 10 Jul 1837, Wood Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1862  (Age 25 years)
     4. Richard Wanless, Jr.,   b. 24 Apr 1841, Cairo, Wood (now Ritchie) County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1907  (Age 65 years)
     5. John Wanless,   b. Abt 1845, Ritchie County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872-1880, Kansas (probably Dickinson co) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2000 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Richard Wanless (1803-1886) & his wife Sarah McKinney
    Richard Wanless (1803-1886) & his wife Sarah McKinney
    Cairo IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie County, West Virginia

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (Hayes, Heather, 1911).

    2. [S84] Ewen Herbert.

    3. [S21] Grave Stone, RICHARD WANLESS BORN SEPT. 5, 1804, DIED JAN 30, 1886, SARAH MCKINNEY WIFE OF R. WANLESS BORN JAN. 15, 1805, DIED NOV 5, 1885 (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S62] William Wanless Rainford's Records, PAGE 1 (Reliability: 1).

    5. [S107] Richard Wanless,Sarah McKinney Tombstone, (Cemeteries of Ritchie Co).

    6. [S187] John Ayton Letters.

    7. [S27] LDS, FAMILY GROUP SHEET (Reliability: 1).