William S. Wanless

William S. Wanless

Male 1837 - 1916  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name William S. Wanless 
    Alt Birth 8 May 1836  [1
    • In 1900 census, Wm claims a birthdate of May 1837, which I think is more trustworty, especially since his brother John claims a birthdate of May 1836 - unless they were twins.
    Born May 1837  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his uncle James Wanless at age 13 
    Census 1860  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with his uncle James Wanless at age 21
    Tax Rolls 1860  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1860: William Wanless - 2 males > 16, 2 horses, 25 cattle
    Census 16 Aug 1870  Pennsville, Homer Twp, Morgan Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • pg. 63B
      Wanless, William  33 male, white, farm laborer, b. Virginia, pers. prop. $300
      , Ann  38, keeping house, b. VA
      , Francis (male) 9, attending school, b. VA
    Census 7 Jun 1880  Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p.84A
      William Wonless  43  farmer, b. VA, parents b. VA
      Christiana           39  b. PA, parents b. PA
      Alfred                   3 mos.
      --only Wanless of any spelling in Athens Co
    Census 1900  Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 6, sh 5A)
      Wanless, William   head of household, born in VA on May 1837, age 63, widowed, parents b. VA, farmer, owns farm
      Wanless, Alfred, son, born Feb 1880 age 20, b. OH, father b. VA, mother b. PA, day laborer
      Wanless, Franz, son, born Sept 1882 age 17, b. OH, father b. VA, mother b. PA, day laborer
      -- next door is Robert A. Grimes, 27, b. OH, parents b. OH
    Census 21 Apr 1910  Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (North Half) - State Road and Byroads and [in guilds?]]
      Wanless, William  74, wid, b. W. Virginia, parents b. W. Virginia, garden farmer, owns farm
      , Franz  son, 30, single, b. Ohio, father b. W. Virginia, mother b. Ohio, coal miner
    Died 20 Feb 1916  Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 22 Feb 1916  Mt. Hermon Cem., Sharpsburg, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Adopted by uncle James after father Stephen's death, abt 1838.

      Athens Co OH is just across the border/river from Wood Co, WV. It seems likely that Wm married Ann in Virginia before coming to Ohio, probably married in Pocahontas or Wood co, but we have seen no record of it yet.

      Checked "Athens County Obituaries" -10 volumes: Jan 1, 1900-Dec 31,
      1929.- No others listed other than what is in this database.
      Jan 1940-Dec 1944; Jan 1970-Dec 1994. That is all that is available in book form.
    Person ID I86  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2012 

    Father Stephen Wanless,   b. 24 Mar 1805, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1838, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother 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  [5
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ann (Unknown),   b. Abt 1832, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870-1879, Ohio (probably Homer, Morgan co) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Est 1858-1860  Virginia (probably now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Marion Wanless,   b. Jun 1860, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1900, Glouster, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F1141  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Christiana Funk,   b. 23 Jun 1840, , Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1898, Utley, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1879  Athens Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Alfred "Frederick" Wanless,   b. Feb 1880, Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 2 May 1907, Athens Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     2. Franz A.B. Wanless,   b. 11 Sep 1882, Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, (probably) Athens Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F1142  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Death Record.

    2. [S177] Census, 1910, USA, ED 13 SH 2A (209A) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S75] Death Record, DEATH CERTIFICATE (IN WILLIAM S. WANLESS - OHIO FOLDER) (Reliability: 3).
      William S. Wanless, farmer, widower, male, white, born May 8, 1836 in West VA, died Feb 20, 1916 in Bern Twp, Athens Co, Ohio, age 79 yrs 9 mos 12 days; parents not known, info provided by Franz Wanless of Sharpsburg, Ohio. Cause of death: history of lagrippe followed by pneumonia. Buried Mt Herman  Cem on Feb 22 by Geo. E. Fawcett of Chesterhill, OH.

    4. [S83] Tombstone.
      In Mt. Hermon Cemetery, State Route 550, 21/2 miles from Sharpsburg, Ohio.
      William Wanless 1836 - 1916.
      Christina F. Wanless on same stone with William 1840-1898.

    5. [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.

    6. [S164] IGI.
      1879 Apr 20: William S. Wanless m. Christia Ann Grimes in Athens Co, OH