Stephen Wanless

Stephen Wanless

Male 1805 - Abt 1838  (33 years)

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  • Name Stephen Wanless 
    Born 24 Mar 1805  (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Lived Back Ck, Bath Co, Virginia, near the Irvine Brick House Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation blacksmith  [3
    Died Abt May 1838  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 1821: Signed petition to form Pocahontas Co, which declares that he lives east of the Alleghenies. [1981 Poca. Co. History, p.17)

      1838 Jun 29: Sale of estate of Stephen Wandless. Buyers: Mary P.C. Wandless, Leonard Herrins, Franklin Curry, John Sharp, Ezekiel Townsend, Wm. C. Rider, Samuel Ruckman, Thomas Wandless, Edward S. Callihan, John H.Ruckman, Arthur Waugh, Abraham Gum, James Gwin, Robert Waugh, Robert Erwin SR., George M. Rion, Wm. J. Rider, Thomas B. Rider, John Deaver, John Gwin, B.B. Campbell. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories, p.193]

      1840 census: Wife Mary P. Wanless is listed as household head in Pocahontas Co.

      1841 Mar 1: Settlement of estate of Stephen Wanless; John Sharp, admin. Debits & credits: J.B. Campbell & Co., Wm. C. Rider, Levi Matheny, James H. Rider, Ezekiel Townsend, Wm. H. Terrill, Thomas J. Rider, Henry S. Wade, Robert McClintic, Wm. McClintic, Cyrus Ross, D.J. Ford, Johnson Reynolds, Wm. Ruckman. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories, p.203]

      Stephen was killed by a horse while shoeing it. The horse was owned by Squire Armstrong.
    Person ID I32  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2003 

    Father Ralph Wanless,   b. 28 Mar 1756, Newcastle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1842, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Lucretia (Crissey) Nichols,   b. 1765-1775, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837-1850, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1788  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Paulina C. Sharp,   b. Abt 1811, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Jun 1830  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. (girl) Wanless,   b. 1830-1835,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Hank Wanless,   b. 30 Apr 1834, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1909, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. John F. Wanless,   b. May 1836, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1922, Marlinton, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     4. William S. Wanless,   b. May 1837, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1916, Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Bible of William Wanless.

    2. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901), P.457; CORROBORATED BY CENSUS AND NEIGHBORS LISTED AT ESTATE SALE, WHO ALL LIVED AROUND THAT AREA (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901), P.456-457 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S46] Bath Co Will Books, ESTATE SALE WAS JUN 1838. (Reliability: 0).
      First entry in later estate settlement records was May 9, 1838, so he probably died in late April or early May. John Sharp (his father-in-law, I assume) administered his estate, which ended up indebted to the admin for about $18, so the estate was insolvent. [Will Bk 4, p.473 and 559)

    5. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA.

    6. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 1830 JUNE 22 (Reliability: 3).
      : Bond for Stephen  Wanless and Mary P.C. Sharp. Surety, Stephen Wanless and William Sharp. Returned June 24 by BenjaminTallman. [p.10 of Pocahontas Co Marriages book]register date is incorrect. Old notes show that the date in theregister is 24 Sept 1830.-- Stephen's brother Thomas married about 3 weeks later, also byTallman.