Stephen Samuel Wandless

Stephen Samuel Wandless

Male 1856 - 1928  (71 years)

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  • Name Stephen Samuel Wandless 
    Born 1 Dec 1856  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860-1880  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1860: With parents, age 3.
      1870: With parents, age 13.
      1880: With parents, age 22.
      1890 census burnt.
    Census 1900  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with his brother Angus and his family:
      Williamsville Dist. (ED 44, sh.2A)
         Steven       43 b. Dec 1856, brother, farmer, owns mortgaged farm
    Census 1910  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wandless, Stephen H.   44       [should be S, not H, and should be 53]
           Ada L.      27   wife
           Freddy F.    7   son
           Bessie F.    3   dau.
    Census 1920  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 41, sh.6) -- Soundex card
      Stephen   63
      Ada       37 wife
      Freddie F. 17  son
      Bessie V.   13  dau.
      Alice E.     9  dau.
      Stephen H. 2-2/12  son
    Died 28 May 1928  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1894: S.S. inherits 110 acres from father upon death.

      1902 27 Oct: S.S. Wandless & Ada L. Wandless his wife did a land swap of 110 acres for 952 acres with W.A. Mackey and H.E. Mackey & Nannie R. Mackey his wife, in a complex deal involving court judgements; specifies that 110 came from D.N. Wandless in his will to S.S. Wandless. [Bath Co. Deed Bk. 20, p. 326]
      --W.A. might be S.S's brother-in-law, married to Harriet Ann Wandless; she died in 1899.

      1902 marriage says he's 35, when he's really about 43! Probably didn't want to be so much older than his 18-yr-old bride.

    Person ID I410  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 12 May 2012 

    Father David Nelson Wandless,   b. 18 Nov 1831, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana or Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1894, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Frances Bethel,   b. 2 Oct 1834, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1899, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1854  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ruhama A. "Amy" Fox,   b. 16 May 1860, Jackson's River, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1899, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1896  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F342  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ada Lee Vess,   b. 22 Aug 1883, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1935  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1902  Wilderness, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Guy Wetzel Wandless,   b. Abt 1902, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1902  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Frederick F. "Freddie" Wandless,   b. 13 Dec 1902, Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1958, Cumberland, Allegany Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Zora Catherine Wandless,   b. Abt 1904, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1904  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Vessie T. Wandless,   b. 26 Jul 1906, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1974  (Age 67 years)
     5. Alice Ophelia Wandless,   b. 1 Apr 1912, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Stephen Henry Wandless,   b. 11 Apr 1917, Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 2005, Churchville, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Frances Lee Wandless
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Bible of Stephen Wandless (b.1805).

    2. [S109] Birth records - Bath co, UNNAMED MALE B. 1 DEC 1855 ON LAUREL RUN TO DAVID N. & ELIZABETH F. WANDLESS. [NOTE (Reliability: 0).
      : Angus was born in July 1855, so Stephen could not be born in Dec 1855; he was actually born in Dec 1856. This must be recorded in the wrong year in the birth register for some reason, a mistake that seems to happen more often than I'd think...]

    3. [S110] Lois Gaynor/Rose Hicklin notes.

    4. [S18] Bath Co. Marriage Records 1853-1906, REGISTER OF MARRIAGES IN BATH CO 1853-1895, P.1, LINE 11: 1854 AUG 31 - DAVID N. WANDLESS & ELIZABETH F. BETHEL, MARRIED BY HENRY HOFFMAN. GROOM: 21, SINGLE, B. BATH, PARENTS STEPHEN WANDLESS, FARMER. BRIDE: 21, SINGLE, B. ALBEMARLE CO, PARENTS NOT SHOWN. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S22] Vital Records of Highland County, VA, Matheny, John C. and Emma R., P.355; MARRIED IN THE HOME OF TAYLOR TOWNSEND, PER MYRT SMITH EMAIL 11/98 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S18] Bath Co. Marriage Records 1853-1906, MARRIAGE REGISTER #3, 1896-1906, P. 238 (Reliability: 0).
      :  license 4 Mar 1902 for Stephen S. Wandless & Ada L. Vess, married 6 Mar 1902 at the home of Z.B. Vess at Wilderness, VA by S.A. Mundy. Groom: 35, widowed, b. Bath, lives Bath, parents David & Lizzie Wandless, farmer. Bride: 18, single, b. Bath, lives Bath, parents Z.B. & Sarah C. Vess.