Davis Wanless

Davis Wanless

Male 1832-1836 - Between 1885 and 1900  (49 years)

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  • Name Davis Wanless 
    Born 1832-1836  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Upshur Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census From 1870 to 1880  Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Between 1885 and 1900  Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Name looks like Davis in tax rolls, and is hard to read in census. Looks like David/Darius in 1850 census, clearly Davis in 1860, 1870, & 1880, and in marriage record. Clearly David in LDS IGI (son James' birth record), but they could've transcribed it wrong from the source. Listed there as David W.

      Birthdate based on age in censuses ranges from 1832/3 - 1835/36 & marriage record (1835/36). Probably about 1835.

      No will/death certificate/probate record in Lewis Co. courthouse.

      Bath County tax rolls (from Leonard Wanless):
      1857: 1 male > 16, 1 horse, no cattle
      1858: 2 males > 16, 29 horses, 310 cattle [that's an awful lot; wonder if Leonard transcribed the tax rolls correctly?]

      CENSUS:
      1850: Listed with parents in Bath Co, age 17.
      1860: Listed with parents in Buckhannon, Upshur Co, WV, age 25. Owns $150 in real estate, is a farmer. Various Cutright neighbors, although not Rosanna on first glance.

      1870 WV, Lewis Co, Weston P.O., Lincoln Twp (roll 1691, p.350), 16 Sept.
      Davis 35 cabinetmaker personal: 125 b.VA
      Rosanna 22 keeping house b.VA [actually 24, based on birthdate]
      William M. 8 b.VA
      James F. 4 b.WV
      Mahala E. 7/12 b. Nov in WV [note age is as of the census day June 1].
      --Neighbors: Lives next door to parents John & Elizabeth.

      1880 WV, Lewis Co, Skin Creek District (roll 1406, ed.132, sh.22)
      Davis 44 head, cabinetmaker
      Rozanna 33 wife
      Mason W.B. 16 son, works in cabinet shop
      James F. 12 " "
      Elizabeth M. 10 dau.
      Martha L. 8 " "
      Mary B. 5 " "
      Minnie F. 2 " "
      --Neighbors: Next door is John & Elizabeth Wanless, lots of Lingers and Stalnakers. I'm assuming that William M. and Mason W.B. are the same person. Also, it looks like Mahala Elizabeth and Elizabeth Mahala are interchangeable names.

      1890 census was burnt.

      1900 WV, Lewis Co, Skin Creek District (roll 1763, ED 65, sh.4)
      Rosanna 54 b. Feb. 1846, WV widowed, 8 kids, 5 living, owns farm
      Davis H. 15 b. June 1884, WV son, laborer, unemployed 4 mos.
      --They live 4 houses away from Mason W.B. Wanless. Also see sister Minnie's entry. We know that Davis, Minnie, Martha, Mason, James F, and Mary are living in 1900, which means 6 kids are living. Hmm.

      LAND: From Wood Co. Grantee Index:
      1868: David & John bought from Anthony Spaur, 1 ac. Rains Run, Big Skin Ck.
      1884: Davis bought from Elizabeth, Int 2 Tracts Raines Run [INTerest in?]
      1885: Mason B. bought from Davis, Int 2 Tracts Rains Run
    Person ID I121  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2011 

    Father John Wanless,   b. 17 May 1807, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1884, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bridger,   b. Oct 1809, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1878, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1828  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family Rosanna Cutright,   b. Feb 1846,   d. Aft Jul 1920  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1861  Upshur Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William Mason Brison Wanless,   b. Oct 1863, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920-1930  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. James Floyd Wanless,   b. Jul 1865, Thorny Creek, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1928, Portsmouth, Scioto Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     3. Mahala Elizabeth Wanless,   b. Abt 7 Nov 1869, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1890, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Martha L. Wanless,   b. Apr 1872, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1936, Weston, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     5. Mary Blanche Wanless,   b. Abt 17 Jul 1874, Skin Creek, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1897, Skin Creek, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     6. Minnie Florence Wanless,   b. 22 Aug 1877, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1928, Vandalia, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Davis Herndon Wanless,   b. 20 Jun 1884, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1969, Buckhannon, Upshur Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Grace Alice Wanless,   b. Abt 8 Oct 1881, Skin Creek District, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1897, Skin Creek District, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2001 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, JOHN WANLESS M. ELIZABETH BRIDGER 1 JULY 1828. SURETY, JOHN WANLESS AND JAMES BRIDGER (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S156] Upshur County Marriages, Wes Cochran, 1851-1896 BOOK (Reliability: 3).
      David, pg. 22,  25, b. Pochahontas; lives Upshur, s/o John & M.E. to Rosanna
      Cutright 15 b. Lewis;lives Upshur, d/o Asahel & Mahaly on 8/1/1861