Tree: 1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless


Tree Name  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless 
Description  These are the descendants of Margaret Wanless/Wandless, a widow who brought her 4 teenage children from Newcastle, Northumberland, England to Augusta County, Virginia in late 1772 or early 1773. Margaret's son Ralph Wanless (b. Newcastle, 1756) moved slightly west to what became Pocahontas County, West Virginia. His descendants all use the "Wanless" spelling. His brother Stephen stayed in Bath County, VA and his descendants all use the "Wandless" spelling. Several of Ralph's sons, including my line, migrated from Pocahontas County to Iowa in 1856 and then to Oregon in 1872. Nearly all Wanlesses & Wandlesses in Virginia, West Virginia, Iowa, Oregon, Washington, and some in Minnesota today are descendants of Margaret. 
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Families  1,692 
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