Ralph Wanless

Ralph Wanless

Male 1799 - 1861  (62 years)

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  • Name Ralph Wanless 
    Born 18 Mar 1799  (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Lived Between 1828 and 1861  Brown's Mountain, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census From 1830 to 1860  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Huntersville, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    blacksmith 
    Died 1 Dec 1861  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried his farm on Browns Mtn in Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Price mentions additional children Milum and Samuel. There is no evidence of either of these children. We think Milum is actually Ralph Wilem (William).

      Since Ralph's dau. Drucilla was 2 in the summer of 1850 (census), she was either born in the first half of 1848 or the last half of 1847. Since Ralph married 2nd wife Sally in Oct. 1847, Anna must have died before then, perhaps while giving birth to Drucilla, perhaps in July or August. Or maybe Sally is Drucilla's mother, if D. was born in early summer of 1848.

      [Poage Genealogy; J.Bishop] Only lists 7 children of Ann Poage Wanless, with no other data: Margaret, Ralph William (Wilem), Stephen Hopkins, Samuel, Virginia, and Ann

      1828 21 May: Ann Wanless located 50 acres on Brown's Creek joining Ralph Wanless' land. Land Office Warrant #9023. [Poca. Co. Entry Book 1822-1852]
      -- Ralph & Ann later sell this land to Wm. Harper in 1845.

      1838 Oct 12: John & Elizabeth & Leven & Nancy sold 200 acres on Browns Mtn between Browns Ck and Knapps Ck (purchased in 1829 from their father Ralph) to Ralph Wanless -- I don't know if they sold the land back to their father, or to this Ralph, their brother; I'm guessing brother because why would their father buy it back now that he's even older? On the other hand, there's nothing in here about Ralph & Crissy being able to live there, or maybe that's an indication that Crissy has died and father Ralph has moved in with son Ralph. See father's entry.

      1838 Oct 12: John Wanless & Elizabeth his wife of Pocahontas Co, VA, sold to Ralph Wanless of the same county and state, for $1, 115 acres on Browns Mtn. [Poca. Co. Deed Bk 3, p.102]

      1840 Feb 4: Leven & Nancy Wanless of Pocahontas Co, VA, sold for $1 to Ralph Wanless of the same co. and state, 86 acres on the waters of Naps Ck on Browns Mtn adjoining the land now belonging to the aforesaid Ralph Wanless on the east side. [Deed Bk 3, p.207] -- I'm guessing that this is young Ralph, as old Ralph is pretty old by now...

      1842 Oct 22: Ralph Wanless is listed as "friend and executor" of Jacob Lightner's will, dated above, received Dec. 1842. I think this would be the right Ralph, as his father is dead and this one lived very near JL in the 1840 census.

      1844 Jun 29: Patented 14 acres in Pocahontas Co on "Brow's" Mtn adjoing the land of Martin Dilly and his own land. Bounds mention "John Wanless house corner to his own land...Adam Miller's line...". Survey made May 18, 1853, by land office treasury warrant #13,078. Note in margin says "Deliv to Col(?) John Gay 6th July 1845". [LVA-Wanger-card 14; Grants No.95, 1843-44, p.226]

      1847 4 Oct: Marriage bond filed for Ralph Wanless and Sally Arbogast. Surety, Ralph Wanless and Henry Arbogast. Registered by James Wanless. [Pocahontas Co. Marriages, p.40]

      1866 May: Estate appraised, states he died 1 Dec. 1861. No will, just inventory of estate. [Poca. Co. Will Bks.]

      CENSUS: 1830 VA, Pocahontas Co. (roll 199,p.93)
      Ralph Wanless Jr.
      1 male 30-40 [Ralph Jr., 31]
      1 female 20-30 [Anna Poage; married 3 years now]
      1 male 20-30 [who ?]
      1 male 15-20 [who ?]
      1 male under 5 [pr. Ralph William]
      1 female under 5 [pr. Margaret E.]

      1840 VA, Pocahontas Co. (roll 571, p.111, ln 3) -- not in index
      Ralph Wanless Jr.
      1 male 40-50 [Ralph Jr.]
      1 fem 30-40 [Anna]
      1 male 80-90 [prob. Ralph Sr.]
      2 fems 15-20
      2 males 10-15
      1 fem 10-15
      1 male 5-10
      2 fems 5-10
      1 male < 5
      1 female < 5
      2 persons employed in agriculture
      --Neighbors: Before: Samuel Hogshead (1 40-50, 1 80-90, kids), Capt. Wm. Cochran, Capt. Paul McNeel, James Rucker, Wm. Bradshaw (50-60), Hugh McGlaughlin Esq. (30-40), Robert Sharp, Wm. Auldridge Jr, Peyton Nicholas (20-30, alone), Timothy Alderman, Wm. Carlisle Esq. (50-60), Wm. Nicholas (2 m. 30-40, 1 m. 70-80), Alexander Rider (30-40, wife, kids), Justin McCarty, Christopher Herold, Lanty Lockridge Sen. (70-80), Wm. Cleek (30-40), John Cleek, Wm. Harper.
      After: Adam Miller, Wm. Ruckman, Henry Harper Sen., Samuel Harper, Henry Harper Jr, Peter Lightner, Jacob Lghtner Esq. (30-40), Isaac Moore Sen. (60-70), Elizabeth Moore, Leonard Herring, Jane Curry (60-70, alone), Wm. Sharp "Knapp's Creek" (50-60; this must mean we are in Knapps Ck and there is another Wm. Sharp somewhere else, so read on...), Joseph Sharp Sen., James H. Curry, Peter Buzzard, George Rider, Wm. Ervine, John & Wm. Hilley/Holley/Kelley, James Gregory, Anthony Kelley, Henry Grimes (30-40), Robt. Ervine, Lenoard Bayer, Charles Grimes (2 40-50, illegible note), Alexander Moore (20-30).
      Next page: Martin Dilley, John Dilley, Wm. Moore Jun., John Moore Sen., Margaret Moore, Mary P. Wanless is 10 lines down, Reuben Buzzard, Arbogasts, Nottinghams, Galfords...next page has James Sharp "Thorny Ck", Wm. Sharp Jun., Henry Dilley (60-70), John Dilley (20-30), James Wanless...next page has Wm. Sharp and James Sharp "Beaver Creek", Thomas Nichols (30-40), Valentine Cackley.

      1850 VA, Pocahontas Co. (roll 969) Sept. 10, Huntersville P.O.
      Ralph 51 farmer real estate value: 1,500
      Sarah 40
      Margaret E. 22
      Ralph W. 21 laborer, attended school this year
      George P. 20 " "
      Stephen H. 18 " "
      Virginia L. 13 attended school this year
      Ezra S. 11 " "
      Mary A. 8
      Drucilla F. 2
      Neighbors: 2 houses away is Martin Dilley

      1860 VA, Pocahontas Co, Huntersville P.O, 14 Sept. p.769
      Ralph 61
      Sarah 50
      Margaret E. 31
      Ralph W. 30
      Virginia 22
      Ezra E. 21
      Mary A. 18
      Drucilla F. 12
      --In house above lived son Stephen H. & family; in house below lived son George P. and family. See their entries.

      1870 -- see wife Sally's entry, as Ralph is dead by then.
    Person ID I39  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2004 

    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  [6
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Anna Poage,   b. 1800-1810,   d. Abt Jul 1847, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1827  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Margaret E. Wanless,   b. 1827-1828, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ralph William Wanless,   b. 1828-1829, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Dec 1895 and Jul 1900, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. George Poage Wanless,   b. 3 Jun 1830, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1896, Montgomery Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Stephen Hopkins Wanless,   b. 9 Aug 1831, Mt. Zion, Pocahontas Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1916, Dunmore, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Virginia L. Wanless,   b. 1836-1837, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ezra S. Wanless,   b. 1838-1839, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1864  (Age 25 years)
     7. Mary A. Wanless,   b. 1841-1842, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Drucilla F. Wanless,   b. 1847-1848, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867-1868, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah (Sally) Arbogast,   b. Oct 1809, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1847  near Mt. Tabor, Pocahontas Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S73] Land Records - Pocahontas Co, BOUGHT & SOLD SEVERAL PARCELS ADJ. HIS FATHER'S LAND AND DILLEYS, ON BROWNS CK AND BROWNS MTN AND KNAPPS CK, NEAR HUNTERSVILLE. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901), P.458 AFTER LIVING IN HUNTERSVILLE SEVERAL YEARS (AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO ANNA POAGE) AS THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH, HE LOCATED ON THE HOMESTEAD AT MT. TABOR (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S85] Will Books - Pocahontas Co, WV, WILL BOOK 3, P.406 - HAVE COPY - APPRAISEMENT OF RALPH'S ESTATE SAYD HE DIED DEC 1, 1861. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S86] Letter-Virgie Wanless, VIRGIE WROTE THAT RALPH WAS BURIED ON HIS FARM. (Reliability: 0).

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

    7. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, RALPH WANLESS MD. ANNE POAGE 4 JAN 1827. SURETY, RALPH WANLESS AND GEORGE POAGE. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 4 OCT 1847 BOND FOR RALPH WANLESS & SALLY ARBOGAST. SURETY, RALPH WANLESS & HENRY  ARBOGAST. REGISTERED 21 OCT 1847 BY JAMES WANLESS. (Reliability: 3).