1. John WOLFORD, b. 1762, Washington County, Maryland. He married Catherine SNYDER?, b. 1747-70, d. BEFORE 1849, Hampshire County, West Virginia. John died 18 Nov 1849, Hampshire County, West Virginia, Buried: Hampshire, West Virginia. There may be some confusion to the researchers looking at Wolford's who lived in Hampshire County, West Virginia.
Two John Wolford lived in Hampshire County. One lived there til he died (this one) and the other for 17 years and later moved
his family to Randolph County, West Virginia by 1800 and remained there until he died.
(That land later belonged to Tucker County when it was formed.) This 'other' John
Wolford stayed in Hampshire County and raised his family there. The confusion appears
in the children: both had descendants with similar names.
Abstracts Rev War Pension Files:
Wolford, John b.1763, Md.Line, R10027 b. in Wash Co.Md. Lived there when he enlisted &
later moved to Hampshire Co.,Va. about1805 & he lived there when he applied 24 Nov. 1845
Will: 14 Nov 1849, proved 26 Nov 1849 No. w, 10 ch. 1-Henry, 2-Martin, 3-Jacob,
4-Elizabeth, 5-Phoebe, 6-Ann, she gets 1/3 of farm he lives on, then it goes to her
daughters, Lucinda and Deborah, 7-Adam, 8-John, 9-Rosanna Crim, 10-Isabella Bennett.
Exec: Christopher and Frederick Heiskell Sec: Henry and Martin Wolford, Josiah
Constable Wit: Phil Fahs, Perry A Stewart (From "Early Records, Hampshire County
Virginia, Now West Virginia 1782-1860)
From Bill Pyles (firstname.lastname@example.org
): In records discovered in the basement of the Hampshire County courthouse in 2000, the following records were discovered but haven't been researched.
14 NOV 1849 WILL
26 NOV 1849 PROBATED
(IN FILE CASE OF CARMICHAEL VS WOLFORD)
11 DEC 1849 APPRAISEMENT
The best place to do this is Potomac State College, Keyser. The copies are a fraction of what is charged at the Romney Library or courthouse.
From book "German Element in Virginia" chapter 7: (Concerning the migration and settlement) From the valleys of the South Branch of the Potomac they moved westward and
helped to build up Hampshire, Hardy and Pendleton Counties. Surnames found in early records include: STRADER, BOWMAN, HITE, MINEAR, STUMP, SNYDER, WOOLFORD
and BRAKE. The footnote on the page says the author retrieved this info from "Fast and Maxwell's History of West Virginia" on page 9. (Note:) Not sure if this is in reference to this Maryland John Wolford or Pennsylvania John Wolford, since the Maryland John never left Hampshire County. Perhaps refers to both.)
There's a John Wolford that appears in Luthern Observer, 1831-1861, marriage and death notices. Died 18 Nov near North River Mills, Hampshire County, Virginia (WV), age 87 y 3 m 6 d. Catherine: Date/name From "The West Virginia Advocate, 1991".
2. i Henry b. 20 Oct 1789.
3. ii Martin b. 1794.
4. iii Jacob.
iv Elizabeth WOLFORD.
v Phoebe WOLFORD.
vi Ann WOLFORD, Remarks: dau: Lucinda & Deborah.
vii Adam WOLFORD.
viii John WOLFORD.
5. ix Rosanna.
x Isabella WOLFORD, Remarks: Marriage Bond 1824-28. She married William BENNETT, 1824-28.
xi Susanna WOLFORD. She married Moses McNIGHT.