MINERAL CO, WEST VA (made in 1866 from Hampshire Co,)
lays next to Grant, Hardy Co., WV
lays next to Garrett, Allegany Co, MD

WASHINGTON CO, OH

Neighbors:
Northeast: Allegany County, Md.
Northwest: Garrett County, Md.
Southeast: Hampshire County
South: Hardy County
Southwest: Grant County

ROBERT'S PAGE

PATTERSON CREEK HISTORY

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Part of the land where the county seat, Keyser, is located was originally purchased from Lord Fairfax by Christopher Beelor in 1752. He became the town's first, permanent English settler, but a band of Indians forced him to abandon the area in 1773. He died in 1774 and his widow, Mary, inherited the land and soon afterward returned with her new husband, George Kyger. When her second husband died in 1807, she fold the farm to James Mosley of Baltimore for 2,000 pounds. The other part of the land on which Keyser is currently located was originally owned by Abram Inskeep. He granted it Patrick McCarthy in 1802. McCarthy was one of the earliest settlers in the area, arriving in 1780. After he bought the land, the area became known as Paddy's Town. The McCarthy family soon became the most prominent in the region, owning and operating the general store, several mills and an iron foundry. In 1852, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad extended into the region and the town's name was changed to New Creek. During the Civil War, Keyser served as a key supply point and reportedly changed hands 14 times between 1861 and 1864. The town's name was changed to Keyser to honor William Keyser, vice-president of the railroad, when it was incorporated in 1874.



JAMES I. MARLOWE, (BRUNSWICK SELLERS) sends=
HISTORICAL MARKER on Hwy 28, north of Ft Ashby/Mineral Co,WV=
FORT SELLERS = On land Washington surveyed for ELIAS SELLERS
in 1748 STOOD this fort, an important link in the system of
frontier defenses. It was garrisoned by an officer and 30 men
and withstood several attacks by the Indians.


-FORT SELLERS-
A small stockade on the east side of Patterson's Creek at the mouth
thereof, in Franklin District, Mineral County.  "Here George
Washington surveyed lands for Elias Sellers.  April 1, 1748."  This
fort was erected by Colonel Washington.

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Ashby's Fort, built in 1755, on Patterson's Creek (near Frankfort,
Mineral county) about 25 miles from Fort Cumberland;




From Hermon
Good Morning!
I've just added some more info from Mr. William H. Ansel's "Frontier
Forts
Along The Potomac And It's Tributaries" to MinCo.
"THE BRAZEN THROAT OF WAR" as well as "FORT SELLERS" is now online.
You can view these (On the French and Indian War Page) under Military
Participants at the Mineral County USGenWeb Page at:
       http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera/mineral.htm

Enjoy!!

 :) Patti McDonald
    Burlington, WV
Co-Coordinator Mineral County USGenWeb Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera/mineral.htm



EXCERPT from above
The confusion relative to the survey for Elias Sellars apparently arises from the fact that on April 1, 1748, Washington participated with Genn in a survey of Lot No. 7 on the South Fork River above present Moorefield. Washington's diary states that Harman Shoker and Elias Sellars (Cellers) were living on the lot at the time of the survey. Hence if in 1748 any survey
work was done for Elias Sellars in which Washington participated, it was performed more
that fifty miles from the mouth of Patterson's Creek.
In May, 1748, Lot No. 22 of the Fairfax Patterson's Creek survey was laid off by James
Genn. This was the tract situate at the mouth of the Creek, bordering that stream on the
east and the North Branch river on the north. Thomas Lord Fairfax conveyed this parcel of
land to his nephew, Phillip Martin, by deed dated June nth of that year. Martin retained
possession of the property until August 8, 1769, when he leased it to John Hartley. It was
upon this lot that the fort was undoubtedly built.

WINCHESTER RECORDS
SELLERS, ANDREW
                          SMITH, HEANY
                                                   28 OCT 1793

   From:
        Patti McDonald <mcd@access.mountain.net>
       GC-Mineral~ County Obituaries
http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/WV/Mineral~Obits?read=41
Subject:  IRENE M GANOE, Courtesy of Mineral Daily News Tribune

IRENE M GANOE
KEYSER WV
Courtesy of Mineral Daily News Tribune, Keyser WV
Irene M Ganoe, 66, of 67 Heskett Street, Keyser WV died Sat Nov 20 1999,
at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland MD.
Born March 9, 1933, in Kitzmiller MD, she was a daughter of the late Robert
and Lucille (Sullivan) Sellers.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Walter Ganoe on April 6,
1898; by two half-brothers, John and Fred Barcase and by an infant
half-sister  Angelina.
Surviving are one daughter, Kathy Hoopengarner and husband Bryce, Keyser;
one brother Robert Sellers, Westernport MD; two half-brothers, Gregory
Barcase, Westernport MD and Joseph Barcase, Swanton MD; one sister,
Virginia
Roope, St Cloud Fla; one half-sister, Gena Staubitz, Baltimore MD; one
granddaughter, Angela Wilson; and one great-grandson, Zachary McGraw.
Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser on Tues form 2-4 and
7-9.
Funeral Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wed at
11 AM with Father Ivan M Lebar, TOR officiating.
Interment will be in the Kalbaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden, WV.



From:
        MCGRILA@aol.com

Subject:  Re: [WVMINERA] 1900 CENSUS - BLACKBURN, KITZMILLER
 

In a message dated 3/4/2000 7:28:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,
mcd@access.mountain.net writes:

<< I'm trying to transcribe the 1900 Census.  The pages are in bad
condition, and the census taker has awful penmanship.
 Hoping someone might help me.

 BLACKBURN
 ? (?C?)  HEAD   B. 3-1858
 SARAH  WIFE  B. 10-1863
 WILBER T. F.  B. 4-1884
 JOSEPH (?K)  SON   B. NOV 1885
 WALTER V   SON   B. 4-1889
 MORRIS, JAMES  SERVANT   FARM LABORER   B. 7-1876
 KITZMILLER, ? HARRIETT   HOUSEKEEPER   B. 10-1842 >>

Patti,

Harriet S. Kitzmiller b. October 23, 1842, daughter of Joseph Kitzmiller b.
November 29, 1808, Hardy Co, VA &  Mary Sollars b. 1818, Hardy Co, VA

Hope this helps a little, keep up the good job,
Lynn Alan McGriff 


Patti McDonald [mincowv@frontiernet.net]
8-7-1914 Tribune.

MISS MAUD SOLLARS AND MRS HELEN ASHMEAD AND HER LITTLE DAUGHTER, ANITA, VISITED FRIENDS AT SCHELL, ELK GARDEN AND LAUREL DALE THIS WEEK.

D N MURPHY, OF NEW MARKET VA, IS SPENDING A FEW DAYS HERE WITH B R SOLLARS. MR MURPHY WANTS TO COME BACK OT OLD MINERAL AND IS LOOKING FOR A SMALL FARM TO BUY.

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      From:
            "Robert C. Sollars" <sollars@concentric.net>

Does anyone have who Harriet S. Kitzmiller, b. 1842, Grafton, WV, married?
Considering her age in 1900 (below), she apparently never married.
R. C. Sollars <sollars@concentric.net>



MARRIAGES

 Benjamin R. Sollers 26 and Mary E. Oates 32   Feb25,1879 Burlington

  William E. Rockley 23          Mary Sollars 27          2/22/1894   Hartmansville
James M. Sollars      27          Bettie Murphy   20     9/18/1889  Mineral
James G. Shillingburg 23       Mille Francis Sollars 25   Mary 1889          Mineral
Sollars         26                   Maggie F. McDonald 18      10/6/1875             Mineral Co.
Albert Sollars   24              Mary Ellen Cubbage 17       12/8/1895
                                                                 Thomas

Eliza Jane Junkins, 21, S, of GCMD, married M. J. Sollars, 24, S, of Mineral
Co. WV, on May 12, 1875



Sollars, Eleanor A. b. 1922 d. 1999 m. 31 Oct 1947 (Companion with Robert) [L]

Sollars, Robert L. b. 2 Nov 1914 d. 31 Aug 1892 (Companion with Eleanor, Markwood
Funeral Home marker also) [L]



1850 MINERAL CO, WV
16  1130 1130 Vandiver      John           57   M         Farmer         30,000 (WHERE were we born? msh)
 17  1130 1130 Vandiver      Nancy          37   F
 18  1130 1130 Vandiver      Mary           14   F                                                          X
 19  1130 1130 Vandiver      Elmire         5    F
 20  1130 1130 Thrash        John           24   M         Laborer
 21  1130 1130 Sollars       John           25   M         Laborer
 22  1131 1131 Wilson        John L.        28   M         Physician
 23  1131 1131 Wilson        Harriett       22   F
 24  1131 1131 Wilson        Emma           2    F
 25  1131 1131 Wilson        Nancy J.       23   F
 26  1131 1131 Haggerty      George         28   M         Laborer

1860 MINERAL CO, WV
1870 MINERAL CO, WV
1880 MINERAL CO, WV