The family tree for the McGrew Family of Preston County, West Virginia - descendants of John McGrew of Pennsylvania



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This is my first attempt at compiling the family history of the McGrew's of Preston County, West Virginia.  I intend to research the family members I have not covered in this attempt and complete a family tree extending to living members of the family.  My branch, Jane McGrew who married Rev. Samuel Grady Trowbridge, is covered in the Trowbridge family and Westfall family pages.  (Our family line of descent is indicated by the red numbers)
GENERATION 1     GENERATION 2     GENERATION 3     GENERATION 4     GENERATION 5     GENERATION 6     GENERATION 7

GENERATION 1

1.

John "Ian" MCGREW-1 [1]. He was born Bet. 1720–1730 in Scotland or Ireland and may have died between February 1775 and May 1786 in Cumberland and York County, Pennsylvania.  The date of his death is an assumption based on a land survey for John McGrew "in right of warrant of John McGrew the Elder deceased" surveyed on May 11, 1786 in York County, Pennsylvania.  Even his name is an assumption based on sketches written many years after his death.  Below is a list of documents (Pennsylvania land records) that pertain to John McGrew in York and Cumberland counties.

The records below are the only land records referring to John McGrew; however, I believe these records probably refer to another John McGrew of York County (later to Westmoreland and Washington Co.)

  1. Warrant on October 19, 1741 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (273 acres surveyed 11 May 1786 in right of John McGrew the Elder, deceased).
  2. Warrant on February 24, 1742 in Tyrone Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (from survey of 329 acres dated April 29, 1742) [2]. Survey on April 29, 1742 in Tyrone Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (surveyed for John McGrew 329 acres).
  3. Warrant on February 13, 1775 in West Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA (Archibald McGrew, 178 acres adjoining his other land).
  4. Survey on April 02, 1788 in West Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA (Archibald McGrew survey adjoining land of John McGrew).

Child of John MCGREW and unknown spouse. We can identify 1 child:

2. i. Patrick MCGREW [3, 4, 1]. He was born 1751 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania [5, 4]. He died November 1829 in Preston County, (West) Virginia.  Burial 1829 in Preston County, Virginia (McGrew Cemetery on McGrew family farm) [4].

 

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GENERATION 2

2.

Patrick MCGREW-2 (John MCGREW1) [3, 4, 1] was born 1751 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania [5, 4].  He died November 1829 in Pennsylvania. Burial 1829 in Preston County, Virginia (McGrew Cemetery on McGrew family farm) [4].  He married Martha WELSH Abt. 1778 [4]. She died on September 16, 1824.  The name of Patrick's wife is given in a history of Preston County published in 1979, but I did not find a source notation for that piece of information.  I have found to date no other reference to Martha.  Patrick and his wife had nine children.

Below is a list of original source documents for Patrick McGrew that I have found (excluding several published articles and sketches about him).

  • Assesment List 1779 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Supply Rates for the County of Cumberland) [6].
  • Assesment List 1780 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Patrick McGrew blacksmith) [6].
  • Military Service on August 22, 1780 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (3rd Bat., 6th Co., 5th Class, Capt. Jas. McCurdy, Col. Samuel Erwin) [7].
  • Tax List 1782 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Taxed on 1 horse and 2 cows) [6].
  • Residence 1810 in Monongalia County, Virginia (Same page as Jas. McGrew) [8].
  • Residence 1820 in Preston County, Virginia (Same page as James McGrew) [9].

Children of Patrick McGrew and Martha WELSH:

3. i. Colonel James MCGREW [10, 5, 11, 4, 1]. He was born on January 10, 1779 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and died on May 19, 1873 in Brandonville, Preston County, West Virginia. [12]. Residence 1810 in Monongalia County,  Burial 1873 in McGrew family farm [4].

__. ii. Alice MCGREW BRANDON. She was born 1780.

__. iii. Patrick MCGREW II. He was born Abt. 1782. Removed from Pennsylvania to Illinois.

__. iv. Samuel MCGREW. He was born Abt. 1784.  Removed from Virginia to Ohio.

__. v. Squire MCGREW. He was born Abt. 1786 in Preston County, Virginia.

__. vi. Jane MCGREW WOODS. She was born 1789.

__. vii. Anne MCGREW JOHNSON. She was born Abt. 1791.

__. viii. Robert MCGREW. He was born Abt. 1793.  Removed from Virginia to Ohio.

__. ix. John F. MCGREW. He was born Abt. 1795. Removed from Virginia to Indiana.

 

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 GENERATION 3

3.

Colonel James MCGREW-3 (Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [10, 5, 11, 4, 1]. He was born on January 10, 1779 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania [12].  He died on May 19, 1873 in Brandonville, Preston County, West Virginia. He married Isabella CLARK, daughter of James CLARK and Eleanor KIRKPATRICK on December 30, 1802 [10].  She was born on February 15, 1779. She died on March 30, 1867.

Notes for Colonel James MCGREW:

Colonel in 104th Virginia Regiment during and for some years after the War of 1812. Service mostly in the Northwest Territories (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois).

1. Residence 1810 in Monongalia County, Virginia (On same page as Pat McGrew) [8].
2. Military Service 1812 (104th Regiment of Virginia Militia) [5, 11].
3. Residence 1820 in Preston County, Virginia (Same page as Patrick McGrew) [9].
4. Residence 1830 in Preston County, Virginia (pg. 17) [13].
5. Residence 1840 in Preston County, Virginia (Pg. 215) [14].
6. Residence on Dec. 03, 1850 in Preston County, Va. (Also in the household is son Isaac and his family) [12].
7. Residence on June 15, 1860 in Preston County, Virginia (pg. 23; Dist. 1, P.O. Brandonville) [15].
8. Burial 1873 in McGrew family farm [4].
9. Title was Colonel of Virginia Militia [4].

Children of Colonel James MCGREW and Isabella CLARK (nine children)

__. i. John MCGREW [16, 17]. He was born 1803 in Virginia [16].

4. ii. Jane MCGREW TROWBRIDGE [3]. She was born on April 02, 1805 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia [12]. She died on October 30, 1883 in Cecil, West Virginia [19].

5. iii. Isaac M. MCGREW [12, 4]. He was born Abt. 1808 in Virginia [15]. He died 1885.

__. iv. Thirza MCGREW SPURGEON. She was born Abt. 1809. She died 1888.

__. v. Clark MCGREW. He was born Abt. 1811. Never married

6. vi. James Clark MCGREW [5, 1]. He was born on September 14, 1813 in Brandonville, Preston County, (West) Virginia [5, 20]. He died on September 18, 1910 in Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia (Obituary, Washington Post) [22, 20].

__. vii. Isabella MCGREW FORQUER. She was born Abt. 1815.

__. viii. Martha MCGREW SCOTT. She was born Abt. 1817.

__. ix. Samuel MCGREW. He was born Abt. 1821. He died Abt. 1885 in California.  Removed from Virginia to California. Graduate of Virginia Military Institute.

 

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GENERATION 4  

4.

Jane MCGREW TROWBRIDGE-4 (Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [3]. She was born on April 02, 1805 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia [12].  She died on October 30, 1883 in Cecil, West Virginia [19].  She married Samuel Grady TROWBRIDGE son of David TROWBRIDGE and Mary A. GRADY, on February 17, 1825 in Brandonville, Virginia [19, 28]. He was born on July 02, 1801 in Frederick Co., Virginia [19] and died on April 26, 1872 in Kahoka, Clark Co., Missouri [19].  They had 10 children. Click here to go to the TROWBRIDGE FAMILY TREE and Samue Grady Trowbridge. 

1. Residence on July 30, 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (Pg. 357) [12].
2. Residence on October 31, 1860 in Rowlesburg, Preston County, Virginia (Samuel G. Trowbridge household) [18].
3. Residence on July 30, 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (Pg. 357) [12].
4. Residence on October 31, 1860 in Rowlesburg, Preston County, Virginia (Samuel G. Trowbridge household) [18].

NOTES For Jane MCGREW TROWBRIDGE

1850 Census, Preston County, Virginia, 45th District, pg. 357, household of Samuel Trowbridge; 30th July
Samuel Trowbridge age 50 M Miller born Va. (all born in Va.)
Jane age 45 F
James age 24 M Farmer
David B. age 19 M
Isabella age 17 F
Edgar age 15 M
Martha age 13 F
Harriet age 10 F
Susan age 3 F
Samuel age 3 mos.

1860 Census, Dist. 8, Preston County, Virginia, pg. 334, P.O. Rowlesburg; 31 Oct. 1860 dwelling 2326 family 2305
Samuel G. Trowbridge age 58 M Master Miller born Va. value of real estate $250 personal estate $100
Jane age 55 F "
Harriet age 18 F "
Mary J. Matlick age 8/12 "
Edgar Trowbridge age 26 M Mill Wright "
William H. Matlick age 18 M Apprentice [Cayr?] born Va. [A Matlick family lived next door to Samuel]

Children of Samuel TROWBRIDGE and Jane MCGREW (10 Children):

7. i. James McGrew TROWBRIDGE [29, 15, 30, 31, 32, 19, 28]. He was born on January 24, 1826 in Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia [31, 19, 33].  James McGrew TROWBRIDGE and Sarah Ann SNIDER were married on November 18, 1850 in Fayette Co., Pa. [37, 35, 19]. They had 11 children. He died on April 03, 1909 in Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia [34, 35, 36]. She died on January 4, 1918 in Kingwood.  Both are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia [37].

__. ii. Mary Ann TROWBRIDGE DARBY [19, 38, 28]. She was born on February 04, 1828 in Virginia [19, 28]. She married Daniel Allen DARBY on February 14, 1849 [28]. Daniel Allen DARBY [39, 28, 97] was born Abt. 1824 in Virginia [38]. Mary Ann and Daniel had at least 1 child, John DARBY [39] born about December 1849 in Probably Preston County, Virginia [39].  Mary Ann died Bef. 1862 in Probably Hocking County, Ohio.

__. iii. David Boyd TROWBRIDGE [40, 27, 28, 41]. He was born on January 15, 1830 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia [40, 28, 41]. He married first, March 11, 1855, in Geneva, Fayette County, Pennsylvania [41] (1) Mary Sophia SNIDER sister of Sarah Ann SNIDER, wife of James McGrew Trowbridge, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Albright) SNYDER, born in 1836, in Green Glades, W. Va.  Mary Sophia died Jully 19, 1866, in Kingwood.  David married second July 5, 1867, in Morgantown, W. Va., (2) Margaret WALLS, daughter of James and Nancy (Joseph) Walls, born March 21, 1849, in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.  David's ccupation Bet. 1855–1902 in Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia, was as a Millwright and carpenter [41]. His occupation 1860 in Kingwood was as a teamster [40]. Between 1862–1865 David articipated in 13 battles and was seriously wounded) [41]. Mustered on October 21, 1862 in West Virginia in Co. B, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry [41]. Discharged on June 06, 1865 [41]. On June 01, 1870 he resided in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio (David and Margaret Trowbridge) [43]. Their residence on June 01, 1900 was in Buffalo Township, McDonald County, Missouri [44]. They finally located in Caney, Kansas where he resided until his death.  David died on April 20, 1902 in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas [41].  Margaret died after 1930 probably in Kansas. Her residence on April 01, 1930 was in Little Caney, Chautauqua, Kansas, USA [102].  

David and Mary Sophia had 3 children

__i. Margaret Elizabeth TROWBRIDGE KAMAYER [41] born on November 19, 1855;

__ii. Clark McClure TROWBRIDGE [40, 41] born on June 21, 1858 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia [40, 41];

__iii. Edward Alonzo TROWBRIDGE [41, 99, 100] born on March 01, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County [40, 41]).  

David Boyd TROWBRIDGE and Margaret WALLS TROWBRIDGE had 5 children

__iv. Jane TROWBRIDGE [41] born September 1869 in Kingwood, Preston County [43]

__v. David Sylvester TROWBRIDGE [101, 102, 103] born on January 29, 1875 in Cherokee Nation (Eastern Oklahoma) [41, 104]

__vi. Albert TROWBRIDGE [41, 105, 106] born on June 29, 1879 in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia [41, 105]; became a cowboy at the age of sixteen, he died February 1964 in Oklahoma [108]

__vii. Ethel Gertrude TROWBRIDGE SIMPSON [41, 101] born on October 14, 1890 in Bloomfield, Benton County, Arkansas [41];

__viii. Joseph G. TROWBRIDGE [109] born 1890 in Arkansas [109] apparently a twin to Ethel).

__. iv. Isabella TROWBRIDGE MATLICK [18, 27, 28]. She was born on February 03, 1832 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia [28]. She married Joseph A. MATLICK (born about 1836) on January 20, 1859 [28].

Isabella and Joseph Matlick had at least 1 child

__i. Mary J. MATLICK born November 1859).  Residence 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (Household of Samuel and Jane Trowbridge) [27]. Residence on October 31, 1860 in Rowlesburg, Preston County, Virginia (Isabella, wife of Joseph A. Matlick; living next door to her parents) [45].

__. v. Edgar Clark TROWBRIDGE [27, 28, 46]. He was born on June 13, 1834 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia [28, 46]. He married October 26, 1866, in Kingwood, Sadie Elizabeth ZEIM, daughter of Hon. Peter Ziem and Charlotte Matlick, born December 26, 1848 in Kingwood.  In the spring of 1861 Edgar gave up his business and assisted in recruiting two companies of the 3d West Virginia Infantry for the Union Army. He expected to be mustered into Company C, but shortly before the company was organized he was taken ill with the measles, and when he recovered he was partly deaf, in consequence of which he could not be received into the regular volunteer service.  However, Edgar Clark Trowbridge served in high positions in the army as a civilian employee and was offered a commission but refused. The family removed in 1869 from Williamsport, West Virginia to Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri [46]. In 1885 they moved to Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas (from Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri) [46]. In 1905 they moved to Los Angeles, California [46]. Edgar died Aft. 1910 in probably California. In 1910 the family resided on Manitou Ave., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (Occupation grocery store proprietor) [50]. 

Edgar and Sadie Trowbridge had two children:

__i.   Edgar J. Trowbridge.

__ii. Park G. Trowbridge

 

__. vi. Minerva TROWBRIDGE [19]. She was born on April 01, 1837 [19]. She died 1839 [19].

__. vii. Martha Elizabeth TROWBRIDGE JACKSON [27, 28]. Her birth on September 16, 1839 in Virginia (1850 census indicates birth date as 1837) [27, 28]. Residence 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (Household of Samuel and Jane Trowbridge) [27]. Residence 1907 in Bellaire, Belmont, Ohio, USA [28]. She died Aft. 1908. Removed to Bellaire, Ohio with husband and family.

__. viii. Harriet Virginia TROWBRIDGE [27, 28]. Her birth on December 10, 1842 (1850 census indicates birth date of 1840, which is incorrect) [19, 27]. Residence 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (In Samuel and Jane Trowbridge household) [27]. She died on September 15, 1860 in Tunnelton, Preston County, Virginia [28]. Residence on October 31, 1860 in Rowlesburg, Preston County, Virginia (In Samuel G. Trowbridge household, age 18) [18].  Harriet died in Sept. 1860 but is shown on the 1860 census return taken on October 31, 1860. This is because the census lists everyone living in the household on June 1, 1860. Harriet never married; left no descendants.

__. ix. Susannah TROWBRIDGE [19]. She was born on December 07, 1846 in Tunnelton, Preston County, Virginia [19]. Residence on July 30, 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (In Samuel and Jane Trowbridge household) [27]. She died on September 07, 1850 in Tunnelton, Preston County, Virginia [19].

__. x. Samuel Henry TROWBRIDGE [19, 27]. He was born on April 03, 1850 in Tunnelton, Preston County, Virginia [19]. Residence on July 30, 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (In household of Samuel and Jane Trowbridge) [27]. He died on April 18, 1857 in Tunnelton, Preston County, Virginia [19].

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5.

Isaac M. MCGREW-4 (Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [12, 4]. He was born Abt. 1808 in Virginia [15].  He died 1885.  He married Margaret FORQUER [4]. She was born 1819 in Virginia.

Notes for Isaac M. MCGREW:

1850 Census, 45th Dist., Preston Co., Virginia, 3 Dec. 1850, pg. 476; dwelling 1659, James McGrew household
James McGrew, age 72, M, Farmer, born Penna.
Isabel age 72, F, born Va.
Isaac age 40, M, Farmer, born Va.
John age 5, M, born Va.
James age 4, M, born Va.
Edward C. age 2, M, born Va.
Margaret age 31, F, born Va.
David Sterling age 20, M, laborer born Va.

1860 Census, Dist. 1, Preston Co., Virginia, pg. 23; P.O. Brandonville; dwelling 149, families 153, 154
C. James McGrew, age 81, M, Blacksmith, born Pa.
Isabella age 81, F, born Va.
Isaac McGrew age 52, M, Farmer born Va.
Margareth age 41, F, born Pa.
John F. age 15, M, born Va.
Edward C. age 11, M, "
Samuel age 9, M, "
Laura V. age 6, F, "
Isaac E. age 5, M, "

Children of Isaac MCGREW and Margaret FORQUER (6 children)

__. i. John F. MCGREW [15]. He was born 1845 in Virginia [15, 12]. Residence 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (age 5, in family of Isaac McGrew, household of James McGrew) [12]. Residence 1860 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia (age 15) household of Isaac McGrew) [15].

__. ii. James MCGREW. He was born 1846 in Virginia. Residence on December 03, 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (In family of Isaac McGrew, household of James McGrew) [12]. Residence on June 15, 1860 in Preston County, Virginia [15].

__. iii. Edward C. MCGREW. He was born 1848 in Virginia. Residence 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (in household of James McGrew, family of Isaac McGrew) [12]. Residence on June 15, 1860 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia (age 11; household if Isaac McGrew) [15].

12. iv. Samuel MCGREW [15]. He was born Abt. 1851 in Virginia [15]. Residence 1860 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia (age 9, household of Isaac McGrew) [15].

__. v. Laura V. MCGREW [15]. She was born Abt. 1854 in Preston County, Virginia. Residence 1860 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia (age 6; family of Isaac McGrew) [15].

__. vi. Isaac E. MCGREW [15]. He was born Abt. 1855 in Preston County, Virginia [15]. Residence 1860 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia (age 5; family of Isaac McGrew) [15].

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6.

James Clark MCGREW-4 (Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [5, 1]. He was born on September 14, 1813 in Brandonville, Preston County, (West) Virginia [5, 20].  He died on September 18, 1910 in Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia and is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood (Obituary, Washington Post) [22, 20].  He married Persis HAGANS, daughter of the Hon Harrison Hagans of Brandonville, West Virginia probably about 1841.  She was born Abt. 1821 in Virginia [15].

1. Residence on July 04, 1850 in 45 District, Preston County, Virginia (pg. 338) [21].
2. Residence on August 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia (pg. 4; age 46, Merchant) [15].
3. Elected 1861 delegate to the Virginia secession convention in 1861 in Richmond; voted against secession) [20].
4. Elected Bet. 1863–1865 mayor of Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia [20].
5. Elected Bet. 1863–1865 member of the West Virginia house of delegates from Preston County [20].
6. Served between 1869-73 as director of the West Virginia hospital for the insane, Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia.
7. Elected as Congressman from Preston County, West Virginia as a Republican to the Forty-first U.S. Congresses on March 04, 1869 and Forty-second Congress on March 3, 1873. [20].
8. Elected mayor of Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia for the second time serving from 1879–1880 [20].

Notes for James Clark MCGREW:

James Clark McGrew
1813-1910

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
"James Clark McGrew, Representative, elected 4 Mar 1869, West Virginia a Representative from West Virginia; born near Brandonville, Monongalia County, Va. (now West Virginia), September 14, 1813; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and banking; delegate to the Virginia secession convention in 1861 and voted against secession; mayor of Kingwood, Preston County, Va. (now West Virginia), 1863-1865; member of the West Virginia house of delegates 1863-1865; managing director of the West Virginia Insane Hospital for four years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Forty-second Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; again mayor of Kingwood in 1879 and 1880; resumed banking in Kingwood, W.Va., from 1886 until his death in Kingwood, W.Va., September 18, 1910; interment in Maplewood Cemetery."

The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VII, M. McGuffey, William Holmes
"McGREW, James Clark, representative, was born in Monongalia county, Virginia, Sept. 14, 1813; son of James and Isabella (Clark) McGrew; grandson of Patrick McGrew, and great-grandson of Ian (John) McGrew, a Highland Scotchman. He was brought up on his father's farm, received a practical English education, and in 1833 engaged in merchandising, which he followed successfully until the civil war began. He was a delegate to the Virginia convention which met in the city of Richmond in February, 1861, and was one of the "fifty-five" who voted against the ordinance of secession passed by that body. With eleven other delegates from western Virginia he was expelled from the convention for his active opposition to secession. He was active in organizing the new state of West Virginia, and was a member of its legislature, 1863-65.  He engaged in banking in Kingwood in 1865, and was a representative from West Virginia in the 41st and 42d congresses, 1869-73; a director of the West Virginia hospital for the insane, 1863-70, and one of the trustees of the Ohio Wesleyan university for a number of years. He was sent as a lay delegate to the First Methodist OEcumenical conference, which met in London, England, in September. 1881.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New, Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.Chicago and New York, Volume 11, Monongalia Co. WV, pg. 173
"James Clark McGrew, son of Col. James and Isabella (Clark) McGrew, was born September 14,1813, near Brandonville. He began his business life at Kingwood, Preston County, as clerk in a general store, afterward becoming a successful merchant and prominent and influential man of his community. He was a delegate to the Virginia State Convention in 1861, in which body hevigorously opposed the ordinance of secession, and was one of the little band of about twenty
men whose opposition to secession resulted ultimately in the erection of the new State of West Virginia. He served as a member of the house of Delegates of the first Legislature of West Virginia and later was elected a member of and served in the Forty-first and Forty-second sessions of the federal congress, but declined a renomination. He served as director of the West Virginia State Hospital for the Insane, and was one of the organizers and the first president of the National Bank of Kingwood, being likewise a trustee of the Ohio Wesleyan University. Mr. McGrew was an earnest Methodist and was a delegate to the Methodist Ecumenical Conference held at London, England, in 1881. In that and the following year he traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Africa. In 1841 he married Persis Hagans, daughter of the Hon Harrison Hagans of Brandonville, West Virginia."

The Washington Post, Washington D.C., September 18, 1910
JAMES C. MCGREW IS DEAD
Oldest ex-Representative Sucumbs at 97 in Kingwood, W.Va.
Special to The Washington Post
      "Kingwood, W. Va. , Sept. 18 - Former Representative James C. McGrew died at his home, The Pines, here today. He was the oldest living former representative, having served from 1868 to 1872. He celebrated his ninety-seventh anniversary last Wednesday, September 14. Surviving children are Dr. J. H. McGrew [Geo. H.], rector of Grace P.E. Church, Silver Spring, Md.; Maj. W. C. McGrew of Morgantown, W. Va., and Mrs. Francis Heermans. The funeral will be held here Tuesday afternoon.
      "Mr. McGrew took a prominent part in the separation of West Virginia from the Old Dominion, being a member of the Virginia assembly at the time."

1860 Census, Dist. No. 6, Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia, pg. 4; dwelling 1149, family 1150
James C. Mcgrew, age 46, M, Merchant, born Va.
Percis H. age 39, F, born ?
William C. age 18, M, Store Clerk born Va.
Sarah M. age 16, F, born Va.
George H. age 14, M, born Va.

Children of James Clark MCGREW and Persis HAGANS

13. i. William Clark MCGREW [15, 5]. He was born on April 21, 1842 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia [5]. Residence on August 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia (age 18, store clerk) [15]. He died 1919 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA [5].

__. ii. Sarah (Francis) M. MCGREW [15]. She was born Abt. 1844 in Virginia [15]. Residence on August 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia (age 16, James C. McGrew family) [15].  Married Mr. Heermans.

14. iii. George Harrison MCGREW [15, 51]. He was born 1846 in Preston County, Virginia [51]. Residence on August 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia (age 14, James C. McGrew family) [15]. He died 1917 in Probably Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia [51].  Buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, West Virginia.

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 GENERATION 5

7.

James McGrew TROWBRIDGE-5 (Jane MCGREW TROWBRIDGE4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [29, 15, 30, 31, 32, 19, 28]. He was born on January 24, 1826 in Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia [31, 19, 33]. He died on April 03, 1909 in Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia [34, 35, 36]. Burial on April 04, 1909 in Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia [37]. Cause Of Death was old age. He married November 18, 1850, in Fayette county, Pa., Sarah Ann SNIDER, (sister of the first wife of his brother David Boyd), daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Albright) Snyder, W. Va.  Sarah Ann SNIDER TROWBRIDGE [16, 37, 52, 53] was born on July 26, 1834 in Green Glades, Preston Co., Virginia [16, 53, 35]. She died on January 04, 1918 in Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia [55, 56, 35]. Cause Of Death on January 04, 1918 in Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia (Tuberculosis) [53]. Burial on January 06, 1918 in Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia (Maplewood (Kingwood) Cemetery) [55, 37, 53].

1. Residence 1850 in Preston County, Virginia (in household of Samuel and Jane Trowbridge) [27]
2. Residence on June 16, 1900 in Kingwood District, Preston County, West Virginia (ED 101 Sheet 13B) [32].
3. Residence in Preston and Lewis Co., West Virginia [19].


Notes for James McGrew TROWBRIDGE:


Francis Bacon Trowbridge, THE TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY (1908), pg. 262; 370. SAMUEL GRADY TROWBRIDGE. 693. i. JAMES MCGREW, b . Jan. 24, 1826
pg. 391,  "693. JAMES MCGREW TROWBRIDGE .... born January 24, 1826 in Kingwood, W. Va.; resides in Kingwood, (Albright P. O.); married November 18, 1850, in Fayette county, Pa., Sarah Ann Snyder, (sister of the first wife of his brother David Boyd), daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Albright) Snyder, born July 26, 1834, in Green Glades, near Terra Alta, W. Va.
.     "James M. Trowbridge has lived all of his life in his native place, Kingwood, W. Va. He is a farmer and a miller."

E-MAIL FROM GUY SNYDER guy.snyder@unisys.com TO RON WALL, ronwall@whitsett-wall.com, MARCH 14, 2006; "He [James McGrew Trowbridge] was named for his prominent grandfather, Colonel James McGrew ... James and Sarah lived most of their lives near Kingwood, although the family lived for awhile in Lewis County. James was a farmer and miller like his father and grandfather. James died on April 3, 1909 at his home in Kingwood. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood. Sarah died on January 4, 1918 in Kingwood and is buried next to her husband. James and Sarah had eleven children: Albert; Mary Ellen; Anzoretta Persis; Catherine Isabella; Charles Ira; Sarah Jane; Luvenia Margaret; Joseph Madison; Signora; Thurman W.; Georgia Pearl.
.     "The Snider line is my direct line, so I like to research it the most. Sarah Ann Snider is my great grandaunt. I believe that, unless you know different, that these Snider's used an 'I' in their name and not a 'Y'. On my side this changed with my grandfather (to Snyder) and most of his siblings. The other lines seemed to stay with Snider."
.     "Sarah's sister's name who married David Boyd Trowbridge was Mary Sophia Snider (11 Sep 1838-19 Jul 1866). I'm not sure of this but they might have gotten divorced, because she is buried in Maplewood under her madden name."
.     "Let me know if you want more information on the Snider line. I will be glad to share what I have."
Guy Snyder
Mechanicsburg, PA"

Research of David Parsons Brackett (1980's) [The original note from David has been lost.  This extract was retained in my Family Tree Maker database]. "Moved to Willey Twp., Lewis Co., W.Va. in the mid 1860's. Returned to Preston Co. between 1880 and 1895, perhaps living on Roaring Creek Farm, but moving into Kingwood by 1900.  James was a miller and farmer. He may have worked at the Lightburn Mill on McCann's Creek while living in Lewis Co., W.Va."

1900 Census, Kingwood District, Preston County, West Virginia (Amazon.com), ED 101, Sheet 13B. 16 June 1900; 262/265
Trowbridge, James Head W M born Jan. 1826 age 74 married 50 years [all births in W.Va.] occupation Farmer
Sarrah A. Wife W F born July 1834 age 65 married 50 years mother of 11, 10 living
Thurman W. Son W M born Nov. 1878 age 26 single coal miner
Gorgia P. Dau. W F born Nov. 1888 age 11 single
267/270
Cotter, Edward P. Head W M born Dec. 1844 age 55 married 15 years New York Ireland Ireland Farmer
Catherine I. Wife W F born Feb. 1858 age 42 married 15 years mother of 6 all living [births is W.Va. unless otherwise noted]
[next page- sheet 14A pg. 36?]
Cotter, Ava G. Dau. W F born Aug. 1884 age 15 single
Charles E. Son W M born June 1886 age 13
Karl M. Son W M born Aug. 1888 age 11
Ira D. Son W M born May 1892 age 8
Robert R. Son W M born Feb. 1895 age 5
Delvey H. Dau. W F born May. 1898 age 2

1910 Census, Kingwood Dist., Preston Co., WV, ED 100 sheet 10A, pg. 35, 25 Apr. 1910; Tunnelton Road
Peterson, Frank E. Head WM age 41 married 2 yrs; b. WV; father WV; mother WV occupation Mine & RR
Georgie T. Wife WF age 28 married 2 yrs; b. W V; father WV; mother WV [2nd marriage?]
Trowbridge, Sarah A. m-i-l WF age 75 widow b. WV; father WV; mother WV
Obituary, Preston County Journal, Jan. 10, 1918
"MRS. JAMES MCGREW TROWBRIDGE CALLED TO REST
Mrs. Sarah Ann Trowbridge, of Kingwood, ceased to live Friday, January 4, at 3 o'clock p.m., after having been in failing health for more than a year. The deceased was the eldest daughter of of the late Samuel Snyder and was born July 26, 1834, and was therefore in her eighty-fourth year. November 18, 1850, she was united in marriage to James McGrew Trowbridge, who proceded her to the great beyond on April 3, 1909. To this union eleven children were born, nine of whom survive her. They are as follows: Charles I. of Bruceton Mills; Joseph M. of Kingwood; Thurmon W. of Barberton, O.; Mrs. W. A. [Mary Ellen] McClain of Kingwood; Mrs. [Luvenia] Westfall and Mrs. [Sarah Jane] Slawter of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. [Anzoretta Persis] Dernberger of Newport News, Va.; Mrs. F. O. [Signora] Farnsworth of Buckhannon, and Mrs. F. E. [Georgia Pearl] Peterson of Kingwood. Those dead are as follows: Albert, died April 11, 1857; Mrs. Katherine Isabelle Cotter, July 17, 1911. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry Snyder of Keyser; Simon Snyder of Morgantown; Amos Snyder of Cumberland; Mrs. Margaret Miller of Kingwood; Mrs. Martha Ervin of Kingwood."

Children of James McGrew TROWBRIDGE and Sarah Ann SNIDER (11 children):

__. i. Albert TROWBRIDGE [35, 19]. He was born on August 27, 1851 in Preston Co., Virginia [19]. He died on May 05, 1856 in Preston Co., Virginia [31, 19]. His death on April 11, 1857 in Probably Preston County, Virginia (from mother's 1918 obituary) [35]. I believe that Albert's date of death given in the Preston County Journal in his mother's obituary of 1918 is more reliable than the Trowbridge Genealogy.

__. ii. Mary Ellen TROWBRIDGE MCCLAIN [57, 33]. She was born on January 15, 1854 in Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia [19]. She married William Hunter MCCLAIN on May 25, 1870 in Preston County, West Virginia.  She died on December 29, 1938 in Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia [31].  William Hunter MCCLAIN [31, 35, 112, 33] was born on March 10, 1847 in West Virginia [31, 112] and died on March 01, 1925 in Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia [31, 112]. 

Mary Ellen and William McClain had four children:

__i. Victor MCCLAIN [58, 113, 114, 115] born February 1883 in Virginia or Maryland;

__ii. Russell MCCLAIN [58] born August 1889 in West Virginia [58];

__iii. Winola G. MCCLAIN MANOWN [54, 58] born October 1891 [54, 58];

__iv. Georgia E. MCCLAIN METZEL [58]. She was born December 1894 in West Virginia).


__. iii. Anzoretta Persis TROWBRIDGE DERNBERGER
[33]. She was born on June 10, 1856 in Preston Co., Virginia [16]. She married Benjamin Franklin DERNBERGER June 6, 1881 in Jackson County, West Virginia.  She died Aft. 1920 in Probably Akron, Summit Co., Ohio. Benjamin Franklin DERNBERGER [16] was born Abt. 1856 in Virginia [63] and died after 1920. 

Benjamin and Anzoretta DERNBERGER had six children 

__i. Ishmael DERNBERGER [60] born September 1883 in West Virginia [60];

__ii. Bessie E. DERNBERGER born January 1886 in West Virginia [60];

__iii. Effie May DERNBERGER SIMERS [62, 60] born May 1887 in West Virginia [60];

__iv. Mada (?) DERNBERGER [60] born July 1889 in West Virginia [60];

__v. Hollie J. DERNBERGER [62, 117, 60] born on November 05, 1891 in West Virginia [117, 60]. residence on April 20, 1910 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio occupation railroad brakeman [62], he died on August 04, 1961 in Sacramento, California;

__vi. Dallas Ray DERNBERGER [62, 60] born August 1895 in West Virginia [60]).

 

__. iv. Katherine Isabella TROWBRIDGE COTTER [35] was born on February 26, 1858 in Preston Co., Virginia [33]. She married (1) George Gerald SLEDGE on May 24, 1883 [33] and had one child.  She married (2) Edward Patrick COTTER on January 15, 1885.  He was born in December 1844 in New York (both of his parents were born in Ireland) [32, 118, 33].  Katherine died on July 07, 1911 in Probably Reedsville, Preston County, West Virginia [35].

George SLEDGE and Katherine TROWBRIDGE had one child:

__i. Ava G. (SLEDGE) COTTER born August 1884 in West Virginia [32]

Edward COTTER and KatherineTROWBRIDGE had five children

__ii. Charles E. COTTER [32] born June 1886 in West Virginia [32];

__iii. Karl M. COTTER [32] born August 1888 in West Virginia [32];

__iv. Ira Dana COTTER [32, 118] born May 1892 in West Virginia [32, 118];

__v. Robert R. COTTER [32] born February 1895 in West Virginia [32];

__vi. Delvey Hazel COTTER [32, 118] she was born May 1898 in West Virginia [32, 118]).

 

__. v. Charles Ira TROWBRIDGE [65, 31, 35, 33] was born on March 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia [66, 33, 67]. He married (1) Jessie Effie BLANEY on March 14, 1895. He married (2) Nettie FRANCES about 1918.  According to his military service record Charles' occupation in 1890 when he enlisted in the Army was Rail Road Brakeman in West Virginia[66].   He enlisted on April 29, 1890 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia in the 2nd Artillery Regiment, Company E, U. S. Army [66] and was discharged on July 18, 1892 in Fort Preble, Maine (discharged for disability, character good) [66]. Charles died Aft. 1938 in Virginia [31].  His first wife, Jessie Effie BLANEY TROWBRIDGE was born on October 12, 1873 [19] and died Aft. 1905 in Virginia.

Charles Ira TROWBRIDGE and Jessie Effie BLANEY had three children

__i. Mamie Pearl TROWBRIDGE [31, 69, 19] born on June 05, 1896 in Kingwood, Preston County [31, 69, 19].

__ii. Ruth White TROWBRIDGE [31, 69, 19] born on January 01, 1898 in Kingwood.

__iii. Lloyd Warden TROWBRIDGE [31, 95, 69, 19] born on October 08, 1900 in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia. 

Charles Ira TROWBRIDGE and Nettie FRANCES had six children [69, 70]

__iv. Charlise Frances TROWBRIDGE was born Abt. October 1908 in Preston County, West Virginia.

__v. Edna E. TROWBRIDGE was born Abt. January 1910 in Preston County.

__vi. Minnie E. TROWBRIDGE was born Abt. 1911 in West Virginia.

__vii. June V. TROWBRIDGE was born Abt. 1913 in West Virginia.

__viii. Bessie H. TROWBRIDGE was born Abt. 1915 in West Virginia.

__ix. Franklin J. TROWBRIDGE was born Abt. 1917 in West Virginia.

 

__. vi. Sarah Jane TROWBRIDGE SLAUGHTER [35, 71, 72, 33] was born on December 29, 1861 in Preston Co., West Virginia [33]. She married Albertis SLAUGHTER on October 5, 1879 in Lewis County, West Virginia.  She died Aft. 1926 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio.  Albertis SLAUGHTER [71, 72, 33] was born 1859 in Virginia [71, 72] and in 1910 the family lived in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.  He died in Ohio. 

Albertis SLAUGHTER and Sarah Jane TROWBRIDGE had 11 children [71, 72]

__i. Willis E. SLAUGHTER born July 1880.

__ii. Jessie M. SLAUGHTER born August 1882.

__iii. Nora SLAUGHTER born July 1884.

__iv. James O. SLAUGHTER born September 1886.

__v. Catherine A. SLAUGHTER born March 1889.

__vi. Artenis (?) SLAUGHTER she was born December 1891.

__vii. Daymon SLAUGHTER born March 1894.

__viii. Lenora SLAUGHTER born November 1895.

__ix. Clyde G. SLAUGHTER born February 1899.

__x. John O. SLAUGHTER born about 1902.

__xi. Blanche SLAUGHTER born about 1904.

 

20. vii. Luvenia Margaret TROWBRIDGE WESTFALL [73, 74, 75, 16, 76]. She was born on February 12, 1864 [33]. She married Nathaniel Jonathan WESTFALL on June 20, 1880 in Lewis Co., West Virginia [80, 33]. She died on November 08, 1940 in Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio [81, 82, 83].


__. viii. Joseph "Joe" Madison TROWBRIDGE
[65, 35, 84, 33]. He was born on February 11, 1865 in Preston or Lewis Co., West Virginia [33, 85, 86]. He married (1) Zonie E. FARNSWORTH HOLYFIELD, widow of Clark H. Holyfield of Easton, W. Va., and daughter of Leonard Simon Stout and Catharine (Padget) Farnsworthon August 30, 1892 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.  She was born September 29, 1858, in Buckhannon, W. Va. and died on May 04, 1899 in Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia while giving birth to son Madison Ellsworth TROWBRIDGE, who died in France October 09, 1918 during WWI. Joseph married (2) Isabel Evaline BONAR about 1905. They had two children [87] (son Ross B. born about 1907 in West Virginia and daughter Dorothy born about 1908 in California). Joseph and Isabel separated and she died on June 16, 1930 in West Virginia while he was in Florida. Joseph married (3) Stella ANTHONY TUCKER about 1930 in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida.  No children.  Joseph died 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida [31].

Joseph TROWBRIDGE and Zonie FARNSWORTH had one child:

__i. Madison Ellsworth Trowbridge born 04 May 1899 in Kingwood, W. Va. and died in France on 09 Oct. 1918 while serving in the Army during WWI.  He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, W. Va. next to his grandparents, James McGrew TROWBRIDGE and Sarah Ann SNIDER TROWBRIDGE.

Joseph TROWBRIDGE and Isabel BONAR had two children:

__i. Ross B. TROWBRIDGE, born about 1907 in West Virginia.

__ii Dorothy TROWBRIDGE, born about 1908 in California

__. ix. Signora T. "Nora" TROWBRIDGE FARNSWORTH [16, 65]. She was born on March 10, 1870 in Lewis Co., West Virginia [16]. She married Thomas Othello FARNSWORTH on Septermber 18, 1889.  She died Aft. 1930 in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia [93].  Thomas was born November 1865 in California [90]. The family resided in Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia until 1920 when they lived in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida but returned to Buckhannon where they lived April 07, 1930 at No. 68 West Main Street [93].  Thomas was a produce merchant. 

Thomas Othello FARNSWORTH and Nora TROWBRIDGE had 5 children [91, 90]

__i. Vane FARNSWORTH born August 1889.

__ii. Millmard (?) FARNSWORTH she was born August 1891.

__iii. Lillie FARNSWORTH born September 1893.

__iv. Howard FARNSWORTH born about 1900.

__v. Leslie FARNSWORTH he was born about 1904.

__. x. Thurman W. TROWBRIDGE [16, 94]. He was born on November 29, 1873 in Braxton Co., West Virginia [16, 35]. He married Nettie HOFFMAN on September 3, 1907. He died on July 10, 1941 in Barberton, Summit, Ohio [31]. Nettie HOFFMAN TROWBRIDGE [31, 95, 96] was born Abt. 1884 [31, 95, 96] and died after 1941. They lived in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio [95]. 

Thurman W. TROWBRIDGE and Nettie HOFFMAN had five children [95, 96]

__i. Elizabeth TROWBRIDGE born about 1912 in Ohio.

__ii. James TROWBRIDGE born in May 1914 in Ohio.

__iii. Doris TROWBRIDGE  born April 1916 in Ohio.

__iv. Marjorie TROWBRIDGE born December 1919 in Ohio.

__v. Eleanor TROWBRIDGE born about 1923 in Ohio.

 

__. xi. Georgia Pearl "Jean" TROWBRIDGE PETERSON [16, 31] was born on November 23, 1880 in Lewis Co., West Virginia [16]. She married (1) Milton COUNTRYMAN on July 11, 1900; she married (2) Frank E. PETERSON about 1908 in West Virginia.  She died 1981 in Ventura, California [31].  No children.

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Samuel MCGREW-5 (Isaac M. MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [15]. He was born Abt. 1851 in Virginia [15]. He married Sadie NEIMAN.

Residence 1860 in Brandonville, Preston County, Virginia (age 9, household of Isaac McGrew) [15].

1860 Census, Dist. 1, Preston Co., Virginia, pg. 23; P.O. Brandonville; dwelling 149, families 153, 154
C. James McGrew, age 81, M, Blacksmith, born Pa.
Isabella age 81, F, born Va.
Isaac McGrew age 52, M, Farmer born Va.
Margareth age 41, F, born Pa.
John F. age 15, M, born Va.
Edward C. age 11, M, "
Samuel age 9, M, "
Laura V. age 6, F, "
Isaac E. age 5, M, "

PRESTON COUNTY West Virginia HISTORY (1979) "Samuel McGrew," BY JEANNE McGREW
      "Col. James McGrew married Isabella Clark. During his later years the homeplace near Brandonville was deeded to his son Isaac. Isaac and his wife, Margaret Forquar, continued their lives here rearing seven children. Their only son to remain at home, Samuel, was next in line for the McGrew farm.
      "Samuel married Sadie Neiman and in the late 1800’s built another home on the property. It is the one still existing today. Samuel and Sadie’s children were: Ernest, James, Warren and twins Russell and Edith (Mrs. Myron Speelman of Bruceton Mills).
      "Samuel deeded the homeplace to son Warren with whom he spent his later years. Warren married Althea Haines and had four children. The family resided at the farm and homes in Morgantown. Their children were: James Samuel, W. Ray, Dorothy and Marjorie.
      "None of these families live in the Brandonville area now, except for Jim, who resides on the old homeplace. After being away for 31 years, he moved his family back to the farm to take care of his elderly father. Jim and his wife, Jeanne, have four children: Carolyn Diane, James Jr., Sandra Kay, and Mark Patrick.
      "The farm that the Jim McGrews have now has been in the McGrew name since
Patrick acquired the land under a patent, dated 1786."

Chilldren of Samuel MCGREW and Sadie NEIMAN MCGREW [4]

__. i. Ernest MCGREW [4].

__. ii. James MCGREW [4].

28. iii. Warren MCGREW [4].

__. iv. Russell MCGREW [4].

__. v. Edith MCGREW SPEELMAN [4].

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William Clark MCGREW-5 (James Clark MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [15, 5]. He was born on April 21, 1842 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia [5]. William Clark MCGREW and Julia E. WILLEY were married 1864 in West Virginia [5] daughter of Hon. Waitman T. and Elizabeth E. (Ray) Willey (Mr. Willey was the first man sent to the United States Senate from West Virginia). William and Julia had one child. Residence on August 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia (age 18, store clerk) [15]. He died 1919 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA [5].

The History of West Virginia, Old and New Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume 11 pg. 173, Monongalia Co. WV.
Hon. William Clark McGrew, son of James Clark and Persis (Hagans) McGrew, was born at Kingwood, Preston County, April 21, 1842, and was educated in select schools and at Preston Academy. He was engaged in the mercantile business at Kingwood from 1862 to 1870, and in the latter year removed to Morgantown, where he made his home until 1919. He was for many years prominent in the affairs of this part of West Virginia, and was frequently honored by election to political positions. He served five full terms as mayor of the City of Morgantown, and in 1878 and 1882 was sent as senator from the Eleventh District to the State Legislature. He was frequently called upon to preside over the deliberations of that body, and served as a member of various important committees. In 1907 he was elected a member of the House of Delegates. He also was active in the building of the Fairmont, Morgantown & Pittsburgh Railway, of which he was vice president and for fifteen years its agent at Morgantown; and was one of the organizers of the Economy Glass Company, and served as its treasure, vice president and president through a long term of years. In fact, Mr. McGrew was closely identified with about every phase of the civic and business advancement of Morgantown for many years, and probably no other man did more for the development of that part of West Virginia. In 1864 he was united in marriage with Julia E. Willey, daughter of Hon. Waitman T. and Elizabeth E. (Ray) Willey. Mr. Willey was the first man sent to the United States Senate from West Virginia. William Clark McGrew died in 1919."

1860 Census, Dist. No. 6, Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia, pg. 4; dwelling 1149, family 1150
James C. Mcgrew, age 46, M, Merchant, born Va.
Percis H. age 39, F, born ?
William C. age 18, M, Store Clerk born Va.
Sarah M. age 16, F, born Va.
George H. age 14, M, born Va

Child of William Clark MCGREW and Julia E. WILLEY:

__. i. James H. MCGREW [5]. He was born on October 31, 1873 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA [5].

The History of West Virginia, Old and New Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc. Chicago and New York, Volume 11, pg. 173
James H. McGrew, cashier of the Bank of Monongahela Valley and who is recognized as one of the able bankers and progressive citizens of the City of Morgantown and of that part of the State of West Virginia, has been identified with this institution since 1891. During the more than thirty years that have passed he has not only worked his way to a substantial position with this concern, but has likewise been a prominent factor in the development of some of Morgantown's leading enterprises, and has also contributed materially to its civic progress and welfare. Mr. McGrew was born at Morgantown, October 31, 1873, a son of William Clark and Julia E. (Willey) McGrew, and is descended from an old Scotch family which has been in America since prior to the War of the American Revolution and in West Virginia (then old Virginia) for over a century and a quarter... James H. McGrew was educated in the Morgantown public schools and at the University of West Virginia, and in 1891 entered the Bank of the Monongahela Valley as a clerk, having been continuously identified with that institution as boy and man for more than thirty years. He was made teller in 1893 and later promoted to assistant cashier, and in 1903 was elected to his present post of cashier. Mr. McGrew is president of the Monongahela Building Company, organized for the construction of the magnificent new home of the Bank of the Monongahela Valley, which is the largest and the only "sky-scraper" business block in this section of the state. He was one of the organizers and is vice president and treasure of the Monongahelia Building and Loan Association; was one of the organizers and is president of the Sesamine Coal Company; was one of the organizers and is treasure of the Chrisman Foundry Company; was one of the organizers and is treasure of the Liberty Investment Company; was one of the organizers and is president of the Morgantown Machinery and Supply Company; was one of the organizers and is treasure of the Dellslaw Coal Company; and is one of the owners of the Union Traction Company, the successor to the Smith Morgantown Traction Company. Mr. McGrew is reciever for the Monogalia County Circuit Court. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Morgantown Lodge No. 4, F and A.M., and the Morgantown Country Club, and is an old time member of the Old Colony Club of Everywhere.

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George Harrison MCGREW-5 (James Clark MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [15, 51]. He was born 1846 in Preston County, Virginia [51].   He married Anna Julia LORE.  Residence on August 24, 1860 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia (age 14, James C. McGrew family) [15]. He died 1917 in Probably Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia [51].

Notes for George Harrison MCGREW:  

1860 Census, Kingwood, Preston Co., Virginia, pg. 4; dwelling 1149, family 1150
James C. Mcgrew, age 46, M, Merchant, born Va.
Percis H. age 39, F, born ?
William C. age 18, M, Store Clerk born Va.
Sarah M. age 16, F, born Va.
George H. age 14, M, born Va.

The James Clark McGrew monument located in the Maplewood (Kingwood) cemetery is engravedon three sides with family information. The reverse side has George Harrison McGrew inscription:
"GEO. HARRISON MCGREW L.L.B., B.B.;
1846 - 1917
Son of JAMES C. AND PERSIS H. MCGREW
CHRIST'S FAITHFUL SOLDIER
AND SERVANT UNTO HIS LIFE'S END.
ANNA JULIA LORE M.D. HIS WIFE
1849-1942"

Children of George Harrison MCGREW and Anna Julia LORE (2 children)

__. i. James C. MCGREW [51]. He was born on June 26, 1877 in India [111].

__. ii. Dallaso L. MCGREW. He was born on August 20, 1881 [51]. He died on July 23, 1973 in Probably Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia [51].

 

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GENERATION 6

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Luvenia Margaret TROWBRIDGE WESTFALL-6 (James McGrew TROWBRIDGE5, Jane MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [73, 74, 75, 16, 76].  Luvenia was born on November 03, 1863 in West Virginia [77, 78, 79].  She married Nathaniel Johnathan WESTFALL on June 20, 1880 at Jackson's Mill, Lewis County, West Virginia.  She died on November 08, 1940 in Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio [81, 82, 83].  Nathaniel was the son of John H. WESTFALL and Lydia WILSON SMITH WESTFALL [73, 74, 123, 124, 16] born on December 25, 1852 in Lewis County, Virginia [125, 126, 127]. He died on September 29, 1915 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio [128] and is buried in the Harrison Grove Cemetery, Murphy's Creek, Lewis Co., W.Va. [55, 129].

Notes for Luvenia Margaret TROWBRIDGE WESTFALL:
Francis Bacon Trowbridge, THE TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY (1908), pg. 391; 693. JAMES MCGREW TROWBRIDGE.
"vii. LUVENIA MARGARET, b. Feb. 12, 1864; m. June 20, 1880 Nathaniel Westfall and resides in Bell's [Bealls] Mills, W. Va." [their actual residence was on Cove Lick Road, about two miles north of Copley; Bealls Mills was probably their post office] For more information, see NATHANIEL JONATHAN WESTFALL

Children of Nathaniel Jonathan WESTFALL and Luvenia Margaret TROWBRIDGE (7 children):

__. i. Albert A. WESTFALL [73]. He was born March 1882 in West Virginia and died on September 12, 1942 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio [130].

__.   ii. Fayhma Iris "Famie" WESTFALL ALLEN [73]. She was born on September 13, 1890 in Lewis County, West Virginia. She married Thomas D. ALLEN and had four children (Fayma, Thomas, Virginia, and Christabel ALLEN). She died on September 02, 1960 in Damasch State Hospital, Salem, Oregon.

__. iii. Nina J. WESTFALL [73]. She was born on August 19, 1893 in Lewis County, West Virginia. She died on January 02, 1988 in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio.  Never married.

33. iv. Osa B. WESTFALL CORBETT [73]. She was born on March 13, 1897 in Lewis Co., West Virginia [131, 73, 132, 74]. She married Arthur Edmond CORBETT on September 12, 1919 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland [133, 134]. She died on July 15, 1992 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas [131, 132, 135].

__. v. Loy W. WESTFALL [73]. He was born on November 24, 1898 in West Virginia. He died on February 04, 1960 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio [136].

__. vi. Thurman WESTFALL. He was born Abt. 1901 in West Virginia. He died Bef. 1910 in Probably Lewis County, West Virginia.

__. vii. Theodore Roosevelt WESTFALL. He was born on April 24, 1905 in West Virginia [120]. He died on November 04, 1995 in Multnomah County, Oregon [137].

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Warren MCGREW-6 (Samuel MCGREW5, Isaac M. MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [4]. Married Althea HAINES.

Notes for Warren MCGREW:

PRESTON COUNTY West Virginia HISTORY (1979) by Jeanne McGrew.
Samuel married Sadie Neiman and in the late 1800’s built another home on the property. It is the one still existing today. Samuel and Sadie’s children were: Ernest, James, Warren and twins Russell and Edith (Mrs. Myron Speelman of Bruceton Mills).   Samuel deeded the homeplace to son Warren with whom he spent his later years. Warren married Althea Haines and had four children. The family resided at the farm and homes in Morgantown. Their children were: James Samuel, W. Ray, Dorothy and Marjorie. None of these families live in the Brandonville area now, except for Jim, who resides on the old homeplace. After being away for 31 years, he moved his family back to the farm to take care of his elderly father. Jim and his wife, Jeanne, have four children: Carolyn Diane, James Jr., Sandra Kay, and Mark Patrick. The farm that the Jim McGrews have now has been in the McGrew name since Patrick acquired the land under a patent, dated 1786.
Althea HAINES MCGREW [4].
Warren MCGREW and Althea HAINES MCGREW. They had 4 children.

Children of Warren MCGREW and Althea HAINES MCGREW (4 children) [4].

36. i. James Samuel MCGREW

__. ii. W. Ray MCGREW

__. iii. Dorothy MCGREW

__. iv. Marjorie MCGREW

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GENERATION 7  

33.

Osa B. WESTFALL CORBETT-7 (Luvenia Margaret TROWBRIDGE6, James McGrew TROWBRIDGE5, Jane MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [73]. She was born on March 13, 1897 in Lewis Co., West Virginia [131, 73, 132, 74]. She married Arthur Edmond CORBETT on September 12, 1919 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland [133, 134].  Osa died on July 15, 1992 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas [131, 132, 135]. Arthur Edmond CORBETT [146] was born on April 24, 1899 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio [131, 147, 148] and died on September 21, 1969 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas [131, 149, 150].

Children of Arthur Edmond CORBETT and Osa B. WESTFALL CORBETT (6 children):

__. i. Clara Luvenia CORBETT WALL [131] born on January 08, 1921 in Copley, Summit Co., Ohio [131]. She married Vivian Arlie WALL on June 14, 1941 in Copley, Summit Co., Ohio [131]. They had two children, Ronald N. WALL and Arthur Arlie WALL.  Vivian died March 31, 1946 as a result of an auto accident after serving in the Army in North Africa and Italy during WWII.  She married William WHITE in 1953 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arknasas.  They had one child, Loy Michael WHITE.   She died on November 26, 1990 in Wagon Wheel, Navajo Co., Arizona [131] when her car was broadsided by an White Mountain Apache Indian reservation vehicle.

__. ii. Dorothy Eileen CORBETT STOCKTON was born on September 08, 1923 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio. She married Cletus Olen STOCKTON on April 08, 1955 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Ark. [151].  They had three children, Becky Lynn, Sandra Kay and Larry Olen STOCKTON.  Cletus died in March 2004 in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Dorothy died 20 March 2010 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

__. iii. Elinor Lucille CORBETT STOCKTON was born on February 13, 1929 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio. She married Lee Roy STOCKTON on July 26, 1947 in Franklin Co., Ark.  They had two daughters, Linda Rea and Karen Sue STOCKTON.  Lee Roy died January 18, 2003 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

__. iv. James Arthur CORBETT. He was born in Ohio. He married Pamela Mabel ASHCROFT on July 1954 in England.  They had three children, Sharon Anne, Clayton Edwin and Damon James CORBETT.  Pam died on October 20, 2002 in North Little Rock, Arkansas and Jimmy died October 7, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee where he was living with son Damon.

__. v. Gerald Lee CORBETT was born in Ohio. He married Norma Lee EVANS CORBETT in 1955 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas.  They have five children, Barbara Joyce, Debra Ann, Arthur Gerald, Brenda Kay and Patricia Lynn CORBETT.

__. vi. Wayne CORBETT was born 1939 in Copley, Summit County, Ohio. He died 1941 in Copley, Summit County, Ohio.

 

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36.

James Samuel MCGREW-7 (Warren MCGREW6, Samuel MCGREW5, Isaac M. MCGREW4, Colonel James MCGREW3, Patrick MCGREW2, John MCGREW1) [4].  He married Jeanne.

Children of James Samuel MCGREW and JEANNE MCGREW (4 children) [4].

__. i. Carolyn Diane MCGREW

__. ii. James MCGREW

__. iii. Sandra Kay MCGREW

__. iv. Mark Patrick MCGREW

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Ronald N. Wall
Modified: 23 March 2017