Andrew Wanless

Andrew Wanless

Male 1816 - 1896  (80 years)

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  • Name Andrew Wanless 
    Born 4 Jun 1816  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Lived Between 1842 and 1896  between Back Allegheny and Greenbrier River, near Leatherbark Ck Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census From 1850 to 1889  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service From Nov 1861 to 25 Aug 1863  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    10th West Virginia Infantry 
    • Muster rolls and service records

      Andrew Wanless, Private, Co. A, 10th Reg's West VA Infantry
      Mar 1862: absent sick 20 March Lewis Co at home
      Nov 1862: absent sick in Grafton Hosp since Nov 17, 1862
      Feb-Mar 1863: absent sick in Hospl at Grafton WV since Nov 17 1862
      May-June-July 1863: absent sick in Hospl at Grafton WV since Nov 17 1862
      Aug 1863: Loss Aug 25 1863 Grafton WV discharged for disability

      Description: 45 yrs old, 5 ft 7-1/2 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, born Pocahontas, VA, farmer, enlisted 24 Nov 1861 at Ft. Pickens by Capt. Darnell for 3 yrs.

      Mustered out, Chapin's Farm, 12 Mch 1865 age 45 (discharged at Grafton on 25 Aug 1863 disability

      Certificate of disability for discharge
      Andrew Wanless has done no duty for one year and has been in the this hospital eight months with indigestion, probably with a gastric ulcer. The disease existed previous to enlistment but has been very much increased from exposure in the services. He is not able for duty in the Invalid Corps. His address is Hunstersville, Pocahontas co, WV.
    Died 18 Oct 1896  Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Wanless Cem, Cass, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married by uncle James Wanless.

      LAND RECORDS:
      1842 June 10: Patented 215 acres in Pocahontas Co on Trout(?) Run a western branch of the Greenbrier, adj. land of Wm. Cassel. Surveyed Aug 6, 1840 by LOTW 12,981. [LVA card catalog-Wanger-card 6; Grants 92, p.539]

      1851 Jul 1: Patented 29 acres in Poca. Co. on west side of Greenbrier river, joining his residence on the east side and a survey made for Wm. Wanless of 125.5 acres on the north side. Bounds mention "the line of a survey made for Jeremiah Knox now the land of said Andrew Wanless. Surveyed Dec 31, 1849 by LOTW 17971. [LVA-Wanger-card 7;Grants 105, p.546 ]

      1851 Jul 1: Patented 865 acres in Poca. Co. principally on east side of Greenbrier Mtn but including a small portion of waters of the Cheat River, joining the land of Wm. Cassel, a survey made for Jame Bruffey of 1200 acres, the land of Samuel Cassel, and a survey made for William Wanless of 334 acres. Bounds mention top of them mtn, the southeast side of the mtn on Wm Wanless' line, crossing Trout Run and a branch of Trout Run. Surveyed Apr 3, 1850 by LOTW 18217 (somewhat illeg.) [LVA-Wanger-card 8; Grants 105, p.547]

      No will filed in Pocahontas Co. [per Marilyn Stroup 8/10/97 email]

      CENSUS:
      1850 VA, Pocahontas Co, 47th District, house #285 (roll 969, p.281)
      Andrew 35 farmer, r.e. value: 1410
      Margaret 29
      William M. 6 or 4 [can't read clearly]
      John N. 3
      Samuel H. 1 [can't read age clearly]

      1860 VA, Pocahontas Co, Green Bank P.O., 23 July (p.734)
      Andrew 44 farmer, r.e.value: 7225, personal: 525
      Marg't 38
      Wm. M. 15
      John N. 13
      Sam'l H. 11
      Mary C. 9
      Sophia A. 3
      Chas. C. 11/12
      Neighbors: Tallman, father Wm Wanless, Wm & Nancy Castle, Kerr, Cooper, Gum

      1870 WV, Pocahontas Co, Meade Twp, Green Bank P.O. (roll 1697, p.36), 26 Aug.
      Andrew 53 r.e.value: 6,000 personal: 1,340
      Margaret 48
      Mary C. 19 with parents
      Samuel H. 21 " "
      Sophiah A. 13 " "
      Charles C. 11 " "
      Maggie S. 8/12 with grandparents, born WV in Sept.
      -- Maggie is their son John N.'s daughter by Susan Moore, who died, probably in childbirth.
      Neighbors: Wm & Nancy Castle are next door, John & Rachel Logan are 3 farms away, James Wanless Jr. & mother Nancy are 4 farms away

      1880 WV, Pocahontas Co, 1st Magisterial District (roll 1411, ed 116, p.23 , 21 June)
      Andrew 64
      Margaret 58
      Mary C. 13 -- [dau. Mary C. should be 29 & married on 15 June; who's this?]
      Neighbors: On each side, sons John N. and Charles C.; a few houses later, brother James & mother Nancy & sister Eliza Moore; sister Jane & David McGloughlin a bit further along, and John F. near Huntersville.
      -- here's a thought; as of the census day, 1 June, Mary C. was at home, and was 29 - maybe somebody reported her age as 30 and the censustaker heard 13...

      1889 census of Union vets & survivors, Pocahontas Co. (M123, roll 110, ED128, p.1) Andrew Wanless [looks like rank of Lt.Col; hard to read] (U.S.), Green Bank District (no other info or rank listed)

      1890 census burnt.

      Andrew applied for the invalid portion of his Civil War pension on [can't read date, may be 1894]; granted. App# 898,485, cert# 862,432. [Civil War Pension Index at ancestry.com]

      10 Feb 1897: Widow's pension applied for by widow Margaret Wanless, for Andrew Wanless's service in Co A 10th WV Inf. Granted in WV. App# 648,311, cert # 447,619. [Civil War Pension Index at ancestry.com]
    Person ID I51  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2011 

    Father William Wanless,   b. 21 Aug 1789, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1865, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Nancy Wilson,   b. 9 May 1795, Augusta/Rockingham Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1882, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1811  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Documents
    William Wanless d. 1865, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia - will, estate inventory, and estate sale bill
    William Wanless d. 1865, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia - will, estate inventory, and estate sale bill
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Potts,   b. 6 Oct 1821, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1901, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1840  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Rachel E. Wanless,   b. 13 Jun 1841, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     2. Nancy E. Wanless,   b. 7 Feb 1843, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     3. William Moffett Wanless,   b. 6 Nov 1844, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Newton Wanless,   b. 25 Oct 1846, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1892  (Age 46 years)
     5. Samuel Harper Wanless,   b. 16 Nov 1848, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, near Strome, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Mary Caroline Wanless,   b. 20 Oct 1850, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 79 years)
     7. George N. Wanless,   b. 11 Jun 1852, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     8. Hilda A. Wanless,   b. 22 Apr 1854, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     9. Sophia Alice "Allie" Wanless,   b. 29 Apr 1857, Back Allegheny, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1888, Driftwood, Pocahontas co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     10. Charles Cronan Wanless,   b. 20 Jul 1859, Back Allegheny, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1938 or 5 Apr 1938, Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Tombstone, ALSO FAMILY BIBLE. (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S73] Land Records - Pocahontas Co, BOUNDS OF VARIOUS PARCELS MENTION TROUT RUN, WILLIAM CASSEL, WILLIAM WANLESS, JEREMIAH KNOX'S SURVEY, JAMES BRUFFEY, SAMUEL CASSEL. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S58] History of Pocahontas Co - 1981, (Poca. Co. Historical Society;1981), P.39-40 SERVED ON UNION SIDE IN CIVIL WAR IN 10TH WV AND IN STATE TROOPS (HOME GUARD). ALSO LISTED IN 1889 CENSUS OF UNION VETS & SURVIVORS, POCAHONTAS CO; HARD TO READ, BUT LOOKS LIKE LT. COL. (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S83] Tombstone, ANDREW WANLESS BORN JUNE 4, 1816, DIED OCT 18, 1896 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S75] Death Record, POCAHONTAS COUNTY (ONLINE ARCHIVE): NAME: WANLESS, ANDREW; DEATH: 10/28/1896 ;  AGE: 80 ;  REPORTER: C.C. WANLESS;  PARENTS:  WM. & NANCY WANLESS  [10 DAYS LATER THAN BIBLE RECORD; MAY REFLECT REPORTING DATE RATHER THAN DEATH DATE] (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.40 BOND FILED APR 9 FOR WILLIAM WANLESS & NANCY WILSON. SURETY, ISAAC MOORE. AGNESS WILSON CONSENTS FOR DAU. NANCY. WITNESSES, FRANCES WILSON & ISAAC MOORE. RETURNED APR 18 BY OTHO WADE.MARGARET THE FOLLOWING YEAR. (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 30 MAY 1840 BOND FOR ANDREW WANLESS & MARGARET POTTS. SURETY, ANDREW WANLESS & JOHN POTTS. RETURNED JUNE 4, 1840 BY JAMES WANLESS. (Reliability: 3).