I am seeking information on Martha Ellen Chancy. She married
John Sowder and had a daughter Ida Oma Sowder born in 1895 in
Victor, Fayette county, Wv. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!
I have no knowledge of that particular relative. My Grand mother was Alberta cHANCY, MARRIED TO fREEMAN eCHOLS in early 1900s
I had a great uncle named Freeman Echols. He lived in Francis Mines WV. I believe he died in 1972. Is this your bloodline.
I don't have specific information about Martha Ellen, but I might be able to help you if you have any other information about Martha Ellen.
I also am a descendant of the WV Chancey's/Chancy's--from the Jackson and Roane counties area. My database of family members has about 2000 WV Chancey's. I have several Martha Chancey's but no Martha Ellen Chancey. However, much of my information runs out in the late 1800's. If your ancestor was in Fayette County after marriage, I'm pretty certain there's a connection to my family.
I hope we can place Martha Ellen with a little work.
Hello I read you reply to the last message, and I have a question to ask of you. My GGGgrandmother was Viletta Chancy and I have hit a brick wall with her and her family. The only records I can find of her is the 1880 census. I have been trying so hard to find anything on her. So I was wondering if you had her name in you family. Thank you very much.
If you can tell me where Viletta was living in 1880 (and her age), I'll check my database and let you know if I can help.
Thank you so much for the quick reply! I know Viletta was living in Wirt County West Virginia in 1880, and she was 25 at the time. This is according to the 1880 census, I have a copy of it and she also had a son named George who was 5 in 1880, his last name was Chancy but was changed to Monroe. In the 1880 census it shows Viletta living with James Monroe and it said she was a servent. There is a story behind all of that, and I am trying to figure it all out. Thanks for the help.
I also have seen the 1880 census record that you mention. Since Viletta Chancy was living in Wirt Co, WV, in 1880, I'm almost certain she's connected to the Roane Co and Jackson Co. Chancey's. But I don't have a record for a Viletta or Violetta Chancy/Chancey born ca. 1855. It's quite possible that she was married to a Chancy, who subsequently died ca. 1877. I'll check some other sources and let you know.
Thank you for the quick reply. I have Viletta's name as Viletta Fore Chancy, I don't know if Fore is her maiden name or middle name. Thanks for offering to help, I need all the help with Viletta I can get. Thanks
Viletta was the daughter of Arena/Irena Chancey who was the daughter of Hiram Chancey and Isabel Meadows. I don't know who Viletta's father was but she is listed as "Byletta" with her mother and step-father, George Washington Fore, in 1860. I've been unsuccessful in finding her in 1870 or after 1880.
District 70, Wirt, Virginia
Enumerated July 16, 1850
All born in Virginia
Hiram Chancy 56 M Farmer RE $1500
Isabel 54 F
Rosel R 26 M Farmer
Andrew 23 M Laborer
Jackson J 20 M Laborer
Nehemiah 17 M Laborer
Irena 15 F
William A 12 M
James Heartman 25 M House Joiner
Elvira 22 F
Rosel 1 M
Enumerated July 21, 1860
Post Office: Reedy
All born in Virginia except Hiram born in New York
Hiram Chancey 60 M Farmer RE $1598 PE $300
Isabel 64 F Cannot read or write
Isabel Westfall 8 F
Clias Snyder 16 M
Andrew B Chancey 34 M Farmer RE $200 PE $300
Mary 32 F Cannot read or write
Minerva 9 F
Cornelius 7 M
George H 5 M
George W Fore 26 M Farmer PE $65
Arrena 25 F Cannot read or write
Byletta 9 F
James D 3 M
William 2 M
Elvira E 4/12 F
Roswell R Chancey 36 M Farmer RE $200 PE $200
Violetta J 27 F
Jacob T 8 M
Rosanna 7 F
Isabel S 4 F
Hiram 2 M
Calvary Chancey 39 M RE $300 PE $250 Cannot read or write
Rebecca 28 F Cannot read or write
Wm R 16 M
Andew B 14 M
Martha J 10 F
David 8 M
Alexander 6 M
Arrena A 4 F
Catharine 2 F
Wm A Chancey 22 M Farmer RE $90 PE $30 Cannot read or write
Sarah A 22 F Cannot read or write
Lela C 3 F
Cordelia J 4/12 F
Spring Creek, Wirt, West Virginia
Enumerated June 5, 1880
James Monroe Head MW 62 S VA VA VA Farmer
Hannah Moth FW 86 W VA PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Viletta Chancy Serv FW (25) S VA VA VA
George A Son MW 5 S WV VA VA
NOTE: yes, the original census lists Viletta's age in Paryns.
Calhoun, WV Marriages
Groom: MONROE, George A.
Bride: BELL, Barbara Ellen
Marriage date: 18 Sep 1901
Sheridan, Calhoun, West Virginia
Enumerated May 10, 1910
All born and parents born in West Virginia
George A Monroe Head MW 33 M once 7 yrs Farmer, General Farm
Barbara Wife FW 22 M once 2/2
Elza H Son MW 7
Carrie Dau FW 3