Photos of members of the Westfall family of Lewis County, West Virginia - descendants of John H. Westfall

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Peter Westfall in his later years with his lap robe made of white wolf fur

Peter Westfall family.  Peter was the son of John H. and Elizabeth Allman Westfall and half-brother of Nathaniel Jonathan Westfall. The young boy is Isaac Simpson Westfall, sitting in Peter's lap is Ada and standing next to Peter is Ida Westfall. Ada was accidentally killed when a neighbor boy was playing with a .22 caliber rifle. She is buried near her father and siblings in the Harrison Grove Cemetery in Lewis County.


Lydia Wilson Smith Westfall, mother of Nathaniel J. Westfall, grandmother of Osa Westfall Corbett.  This picture was probably taken not long before her death in 1907. She is buried next to daughter Lydia (Westfall) Markley in the Harrison Grove Cemetery in Lewis County, WV. Some years ago her headstone was carried off by vandals and never found.

Lydia was the daughter of George Wilson. She first married Solomon P. Smith with whom she had four sons, William McKindra "Uncle Kin", Thomas, David M. and Solomon E. Smith and one daughter, Mary Elsy Smith. After Solomon died she married my great-great grandfather John H. Westfall in April 1857 in Lewis Co., Virginia. Her children by John were my great grandfather Nathaniel Jonathan, Lydia Ann (Markly) and Nancy E. Westfall.

Half brother to Nathaniel J. Westfall, Private William M. Smith, Company H, 7th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry 1863-1865;  enrolled in Company H, 8th Regiment of Virginia Mounted Infantry (USA) at Buckhannon on March 25, 1863 and mustered in at Bridgeport on June 16, 1863 for three years.  His unit was renamed to the 7th West Virginia Cavalry in January or February 1864.  From April to October 1863 he was on detached service with Battery G, 1st and 2nd Regiment of Virginia Light Artillery.  Described as 5' 10 3/4", complexion "florid" eyes gray, hair light, born Lewis County, occupation farmer; mustered out of service on August 1, 1865 at Charleston, West Virginia.

William McKindra Smith (far left) and three of his sons , Harvey, Grant and Bailey at the Cove Lick pump station in the Copley Oil Field, Lewis County, West Virginia. William was the half brother of Nathaniel J. Westfall

15 year old Osa B. Westfall (my grandmother) and her Jersey cow, Lewis Co., W.Va. shortly before the family moved to Summit Co., Ohio

I was told that this is Fayhma Westfall and a Taylor cousin (daughter of Peggy Taylor, 3rd wife of Peter Westfall)


Fayhma Iris (Westfall) Allen 1890-1960, sister of my grandmother Osa (Westffall) Corbett.
Picture courtesy of Bob Olivera, grandson of Fayhma.


My great grandmother Luvenia (Trowbridge) Westfall and daughters Nina (left)

and Fayma. Probably around 1920



This is my mother, Clara Luvenia Corbett and my grandmother Osa (Westfall) Corbett, ca.1922, Akron, Ohio

Nina Westfall, Copley Ohio about 1939-1941. The house in the background was my grandparents Arthur and Osa Corbett's home on Copley Road, Copley, Ohio

Arthur and Osa (Westfall) Corbett with great-grandson Bruce Wall 1968, Van Buren, Arkansas

Osa B. Westfall Corbett ca. 1989

Osa Westfall Corbett and sister Nina Westfall ca1960s, Medina County nursing home, Medina, Ohio

Adults standing in the rear (left to right) Clara Donath (my mother and daughter of Osa Westfall Corbett), George R. Westfall, son of Loy M. Westfall, Osa Westfall Corbett (my grandmother); seated is Aunt Nina Westfall; I do not know the names or relationship of the children; Medina County, Ohio, 1970s

Cove Lick Road appoximately two miles north of Copley in Lewis County, West Virginia.  This is the approximate area where William McKindra "Uncle Kin" and Thomas G. Smith half brothers of my great grandfather Nathaniel Westfall settled soon after Nathaniel married Luvenia Trowbridge in 1880.  The Smith brothers had 40 acres on each side of Nathaniel's 40 acres.

Standing at the intersection of West Fall Hollow Road, and extension of Wolf Pen Road at the intersection of Murphy's Creek Road (note the miss spelling of Westfall).
(April 17, 2008)

My grandson Daniel with me at Westfall Hollow Road off Murphy's Creek Road and Wolf Pen Road, Lewis County, West Virginia..  This location was once known as Edmiston and was the location of Peter Westfall's homestead.  Peter was my great grandfather Nathaniel J. Westfall's half brother.   This spot is a mile or two south of the Harrison Grove Cemetery on Murphy's Creek Road where Peter, Nathaniel and other family members are buried in Lewis County, West Virginia.
(April 17, 2008)




Ronald N. Wall
Modified: 25 September 2017