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Nathan Goff MCWHORTER

Male 1886 - 1971  (84 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Nathan Goff MCWHORTER was born 9 Jul 1886 (son of Daniel Grant MCWHORTER and Cora GASTON); died Apr 1971.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: McWhorter, Harrison Co, WV
    • Census: 1900, 1910, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Nathan married Dora Ellen RAMSBURG 7 Aug 1952, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. William D. MCWHORTER was born 24 Jan 1923, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV; died 29 Mar 2012, Morgantown, Monongalia Co, WV; was buried , Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV.
    2. James G. MCWHORTER was born 4 Oct 1924; died 19 Nov 2011, St. Clairsville, Belmont Co, OH; was buried , Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Rt 19 N, Weston, Lewis Co, WV.
    3. Mary Lucille MCWHORTER was born 29 Nov 1930.
    4. Helen Ruth MCWHORTER was born 4 Jul 1932.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Daniel Grant MCWHORTER was born 30 Apr 1864 (son of Walter MCWHORTER and Ailcy LAWSON); died 7 Jun 1924, McWhorter, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Census: 1870, 1900, 1910, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Daniel married Cora GASTON 26 Jul 1885, Harrison Co, WV. Cora (daughter of Enoch GASTON and Laura T. SHEETS) was born Nov 1866; died 1938; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Cora GASTON was born Nov 1866 (daughter of Enoch GASTON and Laura T. SHEETS); died 1938; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1880, 1900, 1910, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Children:
    1. 1. Nathan Goff MCWHORTER was born 9 Jul 1886; died Apr 1971.
    2. Ralph MCWHORTER was born Sep 1890, Harrison Co, WV; died 1948; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    3. Lillian Ailey MCWHORTER was born CA 1902, Harrison Co, WV.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Walter MCWHORTER was born 13 Jan 1824 (son of Walter Fields MCWHORTER and Margaret HURST); died 16 May 1901; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Harrison Co, (W)VA
    • Census: 1870, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Walter married Ailcy LAWSON 25 Sep 1851, Harrison Co, (W)VA. Ailcy (daughter of William LAWSON and Rebecca GRIGSBY) was born 10 Jun 1831; died 1 May 1911; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ailcy LAWSON was born 10 Jun 1831 (daughter of William LAWSON and Rebecca GRIGSBY); died 1 May 1911; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1870, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Notes:

    Identified as Ailsey Lawson in marriage record, as Alcy in 1870 Census, as Elsa in daughter Mary's marriage record, and as Elsie Whiteman in son Daniel's death record.

    Children:
    1. Mary L. MCWHORTER was born 30 Sep 1857, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 19 May 1887.
    2. 2. Daniel Grant MCWHORTER was born 30 Apr 1864; died 7 Jun 1924, McWhorter, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

  3. 6.  Enoch GASTON was born 16 Aug 1841 (son of William G. GASTON and Mary POST); died 31 Oct 1922, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1880, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Notes:

    Enoch Gaston was a brother of George Gaston who married Martha Ann Gibson. Martha Ann Gibson was the aunt of Flora Bond (Enoch's wife) as well as Enoch's sister-in-law.

    Enoch married Laura T. SHEETS 9 Nov 1865, Harrison Co, WV. Laura (daughter of George H. SHEETS and Mary J. ___) was born 29 Aug 1846; died 19 Feb 1877, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Laura T. SHEETS was born 29 Aug 1846 (daughter of George H. SHEETS and Mary J. ___); died 19 Feb 1877, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    Children:
    1. 3. Cora GASTON was born Nov 1866; died 1938; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    2. Wade GASTON was born 7 Mar 1868, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, WV; died 17 Feb 1943, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.
    3. Claudius GASTON was born 3 Oct 1869, Harrison Co, WV; died 17 Apr 1948, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Rt. 19 S, Harrison Co, WV.
    4. Bertha GASTON was born 18 Aug 1871, Harrison Co, WV; died 3 Apr 1960, Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV; was buried , Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Rt. 19 S, Harrison Co, WV.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Walter Fields MCWHORTER was born 31 Aug 1787 (son of Henry MCWHORTER and Mary FIELDS); died 12 Aug 1860; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Harrison Co, (W)VA

    Walter married Margaret HURST 15 May 1809, Harrison Co, (W)VA. Margaret (daughter of William Henry HURST and Elizabeth Harriet SIMS) was born 28 Feb 1791, Virginia; died 25 Dec 1853, Harrison Co, (W)VA; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Margaret HURST was born 28 Feb 1791, Virginia (daughter of William Henry HURST and Elizabeth Harriet SIMS); died 25 Dec 1853, Harrison Co, (W)VA; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Harrison Co, (W)VA

    Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth MCWHORTER was born 1 Dec 1809; died 16 May 1899, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    2. Elizabeth MCWHORTER was born 15 Jan 1811; died 12 Feb 1886; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    3. Levi MCWHORTER was born 13 Jan 1814; died 28 Dec 1878; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    4. John Minion MCWHORTER was born 22 Jan 1822, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 9 Nov 1909; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    5. 4. Walter MCWHORTER was born 13 Jan 1824; died 16 May 1901; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

  3. 10.  William LAWSON was born 18 Nov 1786; died May 1871, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Teter Cemetery, Coplin Run (Bridgeport), Harrison Co, WV.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Birthplace given in daughter Nancy's death record as Frederick County, Virginia. But Findagrave reports Annapolis, Maryland.

    William married Rebecca GRIGSBY. Rebecca was born 4 Jul 1792, Frederick Co, VA; died 12 Jun 1887, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Teter Cemetery, Coplin Run (Bridgeport), Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Rebecca GRIGSBY was born 4 Jul 1792, Frederick Co, VA; died 12 Jun 1887, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Teter Cemetery, Coplin Run (Bridgeport), Harrison Co, WV.
    Children:
    1. Cornelius LAWSON was born 5 Jan 1813; died 23 May 1900; was buried , Green Valley Cemetery, Pigtail Run, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV.
    2. William M. LAWSON was born 7 Mar 1817, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 29 May 1894, Lewis Co, WV; was buried FAMILY CEMETERY, Laurel Lick Run (Berlin), Lewis Co, WV.
    3. Abner LAWSON was born 23 Apr 1820; died 26 Dec 1900, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery, Brushy Fork Rd, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV.
    4. Nancy LAWSON was born 26 Aug 1826, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 22 Apr 1924, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Center Point Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV.
    5. 5. Ailcy LAWSON was born 10 Jun 1831; died 1 May 1911; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

  5. 12.  William G. GASTON was born 1 Feb 1806, Harrison Co, (W)VA (son of John GASTON, Jr. and Anna DAVISSON); died 21 May 1894, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Census: 1850, Harrison Co, (W)VA
    • Census: 1880, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    William married Mary POST 5 May 1829, Harrison Co, (W)VA. Mary (daughter of George POST and Elizabeth PATTERSON) was born 31 Oct 1809, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 4 Dec 1887, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary POST was born 31 Oct 1809, Harrison Co, (W)VA (daughter of George POST and Elizabeth PATTERSON); died 4 Dec 1887, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1880, Grant District, Harrison Co, WV

    Notes:

    Died:
    Cemetery directory gives death date as Dec 24 1887.

    Children:
    1. Abraham GASTON was born 7 Feb 1830, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 12 Jun 1918; was buried , Beech Grove Cemetery, Valley Chapel Rd, Lewis Co, WV.
    2. George GASTON was born 23 Sep 1831; died 7 Feb 1901, Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV; was buried , Mt. Morris Cemetery, Freemansburg, Lewis Co, WV.
    3. Elizabeth GASTON was born 29 Jul 1835; died 3 Apr 1916; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    4. John William GASTON was born 26 Dec 1838; died 16 Aug 1910; was buried , Rose Hill (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    5. 6. Enoch GASTON was born 16 Aug 1841; died 31 Oct 1922, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    6. Mary Bird GASTON was born 12 Jan 1853, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 9 Mar 1936, Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.

  7. 14.  George H. SHEETS

    George married Mary J. ___. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Mary J. ___
    Children:
    1. 7. Laura T. SHEETS was born 29 Aug 1846; died 19 Feb 1877, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    2. Samuel E. SHEETS was born CA 1851, Harrison Co, (W)VA.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Henry MCWHORTER was born 13 Nov 1760; died 4 Feb 1848; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War

    Henry married Mary FIELDS 1783. Mary was born 28 Oct 1761, Bucks Co, PA; died 28 Aug 1834, Virginia (now West Virginia); was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Mary FIELDS was born 28 Oct 1761, Bucks Co, PA; died 28 Aug 1834, Virginia (now West Virginia); was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    Children:
    1. Thomas MCWHORTER was born 15 Jul 1785; died 28 Dec 1815; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    2. 8. Walter Fields MCWHORTER was born 31 Aug 1787; died 12 Aug 1860; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.

  3. 18.  William Henry HURST was born CA 1746; died 18 Jun 1802, Monongalia Co, (W)VA.

    William married Elizabeth Harriet SIMS. Elizabeth was born 1765; died 1840. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Elizabeth Harriet SIMS was born 1765; died 1840.
    Children:
    1. John HURST was born 1785; died 1864.
    2. 9. Margaret HURST was born 28 Feb 1791, Virginia; died 25 Dec 1853, Harrison Co, (W)VA; was buried , McWhorter Methodist Church Cemetery, Harrison Co, WV.
    3. Samuel HURST was born CA 1796; died 15 Feb 1881, Lewis Co, WV.
    4. Daniel HURST was born 1797, Westmoreland Co, VA; died 7 Oct 1872, Finks Creek, Lewis Co, WV; was buried , Hurst Cemetery, Lewis Co, WV.

  5. 24.  John GASTON, Jr. was born 16 Sep 1752, Monmouth Co, NJ (son of John GASTON, Sr. and Jane Hannah ROBBINS); died 6 Apr 1829, Harrison Co, (W)VA; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer, blacksmith
    • Military: Revolutionary War
    • Baptism: 20 Jan 1754, Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ

    Notes:

    John Gaston, Jr. and his wife, Anna Davisson, came to Duck Creek, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1796. Anna's sister Elizabeth and her husband, Watters Smith, also came to Duck Creek at the same time and bought land there. John Gaston, Jr. served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. John Covenhoven's (aka Jon Cowenhoven) Company, Col. Samuel Forman's 2nd Regiment, of the Monmouth County NJ Militia. New Jersey Department of Defense records show him as a Sergeant as of Jul-1-1780.

    John married Anna DAVISSON 1785. Anna (daughter of Andrew DAVISON and Sarah SMITH) was born 20 Feb 1765, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ; died 8 Aug 1854, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  6. 25.  Anna DAVISSON was born 20 Feb 1765, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ (daughter of Andrew DAVISON and Sarah SMITH); died 8 Aug 1854, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.

    Notes:

    Anna Davisson was known also as Ann and Anne, and also as Davison. The newer spelling has two "ss" and seems to have been adopted by the clerk of the court in Harrison County.

    Buried:
    Headstone reads: Anna, wife of John Gaston Sr., died Aug 8 1854, aged 89y 5m 17d.

    Notes:

    Married:
    probably Monmouth Co, NJ

    Children:
    1. Andrew GASTON was born CA 1782, New Jersey; died 6 Dec 1866, Harrison Co, WV; was buried UNMARKED GRAVE, Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV.
    2. Mary E. "Polly" GASTON was born 4 May 1785, Monmouth Co, NJ; was christened , Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 11 Oct 1865, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.
    3. Hugh GASTON was born 5 Jun 1788, New Jersey; died 26 Jul 1888, Lewis Co, WV; was buried , Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV.
    4. Sarah GASTON was born 29 Dec 1790, Monmouth Co, NJ; died 13 May 1873, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.
    5. Margaret GASTON was born 13 Apr 1793, Pennsylvania; died 16 Apr 1885, Tazewell Co, IL; was buried , Bequaith Cemetery #01, Tazewell Co, IL.
    6. John GASTON was born 24 May 1796, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 4 Oct 1884, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    7. Deborah GASTON was born 9 Aug 1798, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 10 Nov 1885, Taylor Co, WV; was buried , Middleville Baptist Church Cemetery, Middleville, Taylor Co, WV.
    8. Jane GASTON was born 14 Nov 1802, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 9 May 1876, Hackers Creek, Lewis Co, (W)VA.
    9. James GASTON was born 1804, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, (W)VA; died Bef Sep 1870.
    10. 12. William G. GASTON was born 1 Feb 1806, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 21 May 1894, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.

  7. 26.  George POST was born 18 May 1770, Germany; died 16 Jul 1849, Harrison Co, (W)VA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: blacksmith, farmer
    • Occupation: blacksmith, farmer

    George married Elizabeth PATTERSON. Elizabeth was born 14 Mar 1773, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 22 Feb 1854, Harrison Co, (W)VA. [Group Sheet]


  8. 27.  Elizabeth PATTERSON was born 14 Mar 1773, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 22 Feb 1854, Harrison Co, (W)VA.
    Children:
    1. Jacob POST was born 27 Sep 1800, Bedford Co, VA; died 21 Oct 1871, Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Old Bethel Church Cemetery, US Rt 19, West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    2. Elizabeth POST was born 12 May 1803, Good Hope, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 5 Dec 1884, Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV.
    3. 13. Mary POST was born 31 Oct 1809, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 4 Dec 1887, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Duck Creek Mission Church Cemetery, near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.
    4. Enoch POST was born 15 Mar 1815, Harrison Co, (W)VA; died 9 May 1900; was buried , Mt. Olive Cemetery, Jarvisville Rd, Tichenal, Harrison Co, WV.


Generation: 6

  1. 48.  John GASTON, Sr. was born CA 1719 (son of Hugh GASTON and Jennet KIRKPATRICK); died Aft 1793.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: gristmill owner
    • Residence: (SETTLED), Monmouth Co, NJ

    Notes:

    Settled in Upper Freehold (now Millstone) Twp, Monmouth Co, NJ, about 1741, where in 1758 he was owner of a grist and fulling mill and a member of Dr. William Tennent's Freehold Presbyterian congregation. He was a subscriber in 1758 to the fund for a parsonage for Allentown Church. He deeded a tract of land to his son Hugh in 1793.

    John married Jane Hannah ROBBINS CA 1738. Jane was born CA 1718, Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ. [Group Sheet]


  2. 49.  Jane Hannah ROBBINS was born CA 1718, Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.
    Children:
    1. Mary GASTON was born 1739; died IN INFANCY.
    2. James GASTON was born 1742; died Bef 1779.
    3. Hugh GASTON was born 1744; died Aft 1801.
    4. Mary (twin) GASTON was born 1747, New Jersey.
    5. Elizabeth (twin) GASTON was born 1747.
    6. Daniel GASTON was born 9 Jan 1748; died 20 Jun 1838, Northumberland Co, PA.
    7. Catharine GASTON was born 1751.
    8. 24. John GASTON, Jr. was born 16 Sep 1752, Monmouth Co, NJ; died 6 Apr 1829, Harrison Co, (W)VA; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.
    9. William GASTON was born 1756, New Jersey.
    10. Jane GASTON was born 11 Dec 1758, New Jersey; died 7 Jan 1808; was buried , Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.

  3. 50.  Andrew DAVISON was born CA 1730, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ (son of William DAVISON, Jr. and Anne BRINSON).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer

    Notes:

    Andrew and Sarah Smith Davison, with their five children, traveled from New Jersey to Fayette County before 1790. By this time, their son William was already married to Mary Maple, daughter Anna was married to John Gaston, and daughter Elizabeth was, or soon would be, married to Watters Smith. These three families a few years later would settle on Duck Creek in Harrison County, (W)VA.

    Andrew married Sarah SMITH. Sarah (daughter of John SMITH and Hannah WATERS) was born CA 1740, New Jersey; died Aft 1810, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Harrison Co, WV. [Group Sheet]


  4. 51.  Sarah SMITH was born CA 1740, New Jersey (daughter of John SMITH and Hannah WATERS); died Aft 1810, Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Harrison Co, WV.
    Children:
    1. William DAVISON was born CA 1760, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ; died CA 1801.
    2. 25. Anna DAVISSON was born 20 Feb 1765, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ; died 8 Aug 1854, Duck Creek (West Milford), Harrison Co, WV; was buried , Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.
    3. Elizabeth DAVISON was born 8 Oct 1769, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ; died 26 Jul 1839, Harrison Co, (W)VA; was buried , Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV.
    4. Thomas DAVISON was born CA 1772, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ.
    5. George DAVISON was born 1780, Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ; died 11 Dec 1856, Butler Co, OH; was buried CLAWSON CEMETERY, Princeton, Butler Co, OH.