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ISAAC MESSENGER

1.ISAAC MESSENGER
    Isaac Messenger was born in Hartford County CT March 29, 1717 and died thre June 3, 1801. He married Hahhah Alford. Hannah was born March 29, 1724 and died January 28, 1811.

Known children of Isaac and Hannah (Alford) Messenger.
  2.  (1). Abner                   b.       1760   d.Mar  4 1845
         m.Abigail Pike

2.ABNER MESSENGER
    Abner Messenger, a son of Isaac and Hannah (Alford) Messenger, was born in Hartford County CT in 1760 and died in Preston County VA March 4, 1845. He married Abigail Pike. Abigail, a daughter of Samuel Pike, was born in Hartford County in 1762.

Known children of Abner and Abigail (Pike) Messenger.
  3.  (1). Roswell                 b.c.     1786   d.       1852
         m.Mary Mason
         m.Sarah Hewitt  1810

3.ROSWELL MESSENGER
    Roswell Messenger, a son of Abner Messenger, was born in Hartford County CT about 1786 and died in Gilmer County VA (WV) in 1852. He married Mary Mason. Mary died before 1810. Rosewell married Sarah Hewitt in Monongalia County VA in 1810.  Sarah, a daughter of Charles Jr. and Sarah Ann (Pierce) Hewitt, was born in PA about 1790 and died in Gilmer County January 30, 1854.

Children of Roswell and Mary (Mason) Messenger.
  4.  (1). son                     b.c.     1805

Children of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger.
  5.  (1). Miranda                 b.c.     1814
         m.Levi Hewitt
  6.  (2). Hira                    b.c.     1816   d.       1850
         m.Mary Ridenour
         m.Anna Shaffer
  7.  (3). William                 b.c.     1818
  8.  (4). girl                    b.c.     1820
  9.  (5). Alpheus                 b.c.     1820
         m.Margaret Nine
 10.  (6). Elsie                   b.c      1822
         m.William Riley
 11.  (7). John                    b.c.     1823
         m.Nancy Elizabeth Burke
         m.Pensy Summerville Putnam
 12.  (8). Henry Manville          b.c.     1826   d.Jul 26 1864
         m.Sarah Ann Keith Jan  4 1853
 13.  (9). Abner                   b.c.     1831
         m.Emily Jane Collins
 14. (10). Mary                    b.c.     1832
 15. (11). Roswell Jr.             b.c.     1834
         m.Margaret ------
 16. (12). Peter                   b.c.     1836
         m.Mary E. Carson
 17. (13). Sarah                   b.c.     1839
         m.Warren Carson

5.MIRANDA MESSENGER
    Miranda Messenger, a daughter of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Monongalia County VA (WV) about 1814. She married Levi Hewitt. Levi was born in Hampshire County NJ about 1810. The family apparently moved from Preston County VA (WV) to Gilmer County VA (WV) about 1844.

Children of Levi and Miranda (Messenger) Hewitt.
 18.  (1). Joseph                  b.Mar  3 1837
         m.Mahalia Norman
 19.  (2). Sarah                   b.c.     1836
 20.  (3). Roswell Gideon          b.Feb    1838
         m.Nancy Ellen White
 21.  (4). Levi                    b.c.     1840
 22.  (5). Angeline                b.c.     1842
         m.----- Bush
 23.  (6). Elsa                    b.c.     1843
 24.  (7). Margaret                b.c.     1844
 25.  (8). John                    b.c.     1849   d.young ?
 26.  (9). Emily M                 b.c.     1851
 27. (10). Jacob A.J.              b.c      1854
 28. (11). Charles L.              b.c.     1857

6.HIRA MESSENGER
    Hira Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA about 1816 and died in Fayette County PA in 1850. He married Mary Ridenour. Mary, a daughter of Martin and Anna Marie (Miller) Ridenour, was born in Preston County VA about 1818 and died in Fayette County about 1848. Hira married Anna Shaffer. Anna was born in Fayette County January 24, 1825 and died in Westmorland County PA January 2, 1911.

Children of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger.
 29.  (1). Elsie                   b.Jan 25 1838
         m.George "Dutch" Miller
 30.  (2). Sarah                   b.c.     1844
         m.------ Stahl
 31.  (3). Hira Quinter            b.c.     1845   d.Apr 1891
         m.Margaret D. McWhorter Sep 29 1867
 32.  (4). Mary Elizabeth          b.Sep  9 1846   d.Apr  8 1925
         m.Saul Bobbs Snyder Mar  8 1865

9.ALPHEUS MESSENGER
    Alpheus "Alpha" Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA about 1820. He married Margaret Nine. Margaret was born in VA about 1824.

Known children of Alpheus and Margaret (Nine) Messenger.
 33.  (1). Henry S.                b.c.     1845
         m.Susan -----
 34.  (2). Susan K.                b.c.     1848
 35.  (3). John W.                 b.c.     1851
         m.Elsie -----
 36.  (4). Margaret                b.c.     1857

10.ELSIE MESSENGER
    Elsie Messenger, a daughter of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA about 1822. She married William Riley. William was born in VA about 1822.

Children of William and Elsie (Messenger) Riley.
 37.  (1). Sarah                   b.c.     1848
 38.  (2). Mercy                   b.c.     1849

11.JOHN MESSENGER
    John Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, wasborn in Preston County VA (WV) about 1823.  He married Nancy Burke.Nancy was born in Greenbrier County VA (WV) about 1828 and died in Gilmer County VA (WV) about 1869.  John married Pensey C. (Putman) Summerville in Gilmer County September 15, 1870.  Pensey, a daughter of John and Sophia (Creel) Putman, was born was born in Faquier County VA
about 1839.

Children of John and Nancy (Burke) Messenger.

 39.  (1). William Henry           b.c.     1850
         m.Martha Ann Frymier
 40.  (2). Rebecca J.              b.c.     1852
 41.  (3). Emily M.                b.c.     1855
 42.  (4). Catherine L.            b.c.     1860
 43.  (5). Robert M.               b.c.     1861
 44.  (6). Frances E.              b.c.     1866
 45.  (7). Malicia Alice           b.       1867   d.       1896
         m.William H. Radcliff

Known children of John and Peney C. (Putman) [Summerville] Messenger.
 46.  (1). Florinda                b.c.     1873

12.HENRY MANVILLE MESSENGER
    Henry Manville Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in VA about 1826 and died in Andersonville, GA July 26, 1864. He married Sarah Ann "Sally" Keith January 4, 1853. Sarah, a daughter of Mahonas Emanuel and Margaret (McCray) Keith, was born in VA about 1832. Henry was arrested by Confederate sympathizers during the Civil War because of his refusal to serve in Confederate forces and was confined in Andersonville prison, where he died. Sarah married Christian Smith and is listed in his household in the 1880 Gilmer County WV census.

Children of Henry Manville and Sarah Ann "Sally" (Keith) Messenger.
 47.  (1). Sarah Margaret
         m.John M. Putman Oct 31 1872
 48.  (2). William M.              b.c.     1855   d.Sep    1936
 49.  (3). Benjamin Stickley       b.Sep 27 1858   d.Oct  1 1943
         m.Margaret Victoria Piercy  Nov  6 1881

13.ABNER MESSENGER
    Abner Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA (WV) about 1831.  He married Emily Jane Collins. Emily was born in Lewis County VA (WV) about 1834.

Children of Abner and Emily Jane (Collins) Messenger.
 50.  (1). William Lafayette       b.c.     1853
 51.  (2). Sarah E.                b.c.     1854
 52.  (3). John F.                 b.c.     1855
         m.Sarah A. -----
 53.  (4). Isaac W.                b.c.     1857
         m.Sophia J. --------
 54.  (5). Mary Miranda            b.       1861   d.       1917
         m.William Samuel Kirkpatrick
 55.  (6). Anna S.                 b.c.     1861
 56.  (7). Margaret E.             b.c.     1866

15.ROSWELL MESSENGER
    Roswell Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA (WV) about 1834.  He married Margaret -----. Margaret was born in Lewis County about 1837.

Children of Roswell and Margaret Messenger.
 57.  (1). Sarah M.E.              b.c.     1858

16.PETER MESSENGER
    Peter Messenger, a son of Roswell and Sarah (Hewitt) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA (WV) about 1836.  He married Mary E. Carson.  Mary was born in Augusta County VA about 1836.

Children of Peter and Mary E. (Carson) Messenger.
 58.  (1). Nancy E.                b.c.     1856
 59.  (2). Sarah M.                b.c.     1857
 60.  (3). Alpha E.                b.c.     1863
 61.  (4). Ulysses S.              b.c.     1865
 62.  (5). Malinda Ellen           b.Nov 22 1867   d.       1959
         m.Orlando P. Lough
 63.  (6). James W.                b.c.     1871
 64.  (7). Rufus Scott             b.c.     1875

29.ELSIE MESSENGER
    Elsie Messenger, a daughter of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA January 25, 1838 and died March 2, 1920. She married George "Dutch" Miller in Gilmer County VA July 22, 1856. George was born in Bavaria April 20, 1820 and died in Gilmer County WV November 9, 1910.  He came to PA from Germany about 1835 and came from PA to Gilmer County VA (WV) March 18, 1852.

Children of George "Dutch" and Sarah Elsie (Messenger) Miller.
 65.  (1). Roswell                 b.Jun  4 1857   d.Dec  4 1928
         m.Tabitha Cathern See Sep 25 1881
 66.  (2). Catherine               b.       1859
         m.Wesley Divers Nov 17 1878
 67.  (3). John Albert             b.Dec 31 1861   d.       1935
         m.Margaret Ellen Heckert Mar 2 1888
 68.  (4). Mary E.                 b.       1866
         m.John Lytle  Jun 1 1884
 69.  (5). Charles R.              b.       1872
         m.Emma Edwards  Feb 13 1896

31.HIRA QUINTER MESSENGER
    Hira Quinter Messenger, a son of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA about 1845 and died April 18, 1891. He married Margaret D. McWhorter in Lewis County WV September 29, 1867. Margaret, a daughter of Henry and Hannah McWhorter, was born in Lewis County January 2, 1847.

Children of Hira Quinter and Margaret D. (McWhorter) Messenger.
 70.  (1). Mary Alma               b.Mar  3 1870
         m.Erastus Davis Oct 23 1925
 71.  (2). Augusta L.              b.Apr 14 1872   d.Oct    1906
 72.  (3). Eva Gertrude            b.Jun 10 1873
         m.William Hague 1912
 73.  (4). Joseph McWhorter        b.Dec 29 1875   d.Apr 10 1925
         m.Daisy Thornburg  1902
 74.  (5). Emma Hannah             b.Apr 109 1878  d.Mar 26 1926
         m.Mattew Misser Mar 27 1904
 75.  (6). Sarah L.                b.Jun 11 1880   d.May    1881
 76.  (7). Frona                   b.Sep 20 1882   d.       1931
         m.Frederick Waugh
 77.  (8). Verna Messenger         b.Sep 22 1887
         m.S. Conway Beech

32.MARY ELIZABETH MESSENGER
    Mary Elizabeth Messenger, a daughtetr of Hira and Mary (Ridenour) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA September 9, 1846 and died in Westmoreland County PA April 8, 1925. She married Saul Bobbs Snyder in Fayette County PA March 8, 1865. Saul was born in Fayette County February 14, 1838 adnd doed in Westmoreland County May 16, 1907.

Children of Saul Bobbs and Mary Elizabeth (Messenger) Snyder.
 78.  (1). Mary Catherine "Kate"   b.Jul 17 1866   d.Feb 11 1942
         m.Francis Marion Wilson Mar 29 1900
 79.  (2). Sadie M.                b.Dec 11 1867   d.Dec 23 1867
 80.  (3). Sarah Jane "Jennie"     b.Mar  2 1869   d.Jan 26 1898
         m.William R. Nedwill Jun 16 1888
 81.  (4). Lewis Messenger         b.May 26 1871   d.Nov 17 1935
         m.Ellen E. Hemminger Jul 13 1894
         m.Carrie Elizabeth Burnsworth Feb 7 1908
 82.  (5). Anna Margaret           b.May 18 1873   d.Jun 27 1940
         m.Frank Morehead Leeper Jan 15 1893
 83.  (6). William James           b.Sep 10 1875   d.May  8 1944
         m.Luella Margaret Shaffer Jun 27 1906
 84.  (7). David Wimer             b.Apr 11 1877   d.Sep    1959
         m.Ada Catherine Reese Jun 18 1897
 85.  (8). John Martin             b.May  1 1879   d.Dec 15 1954
         m.Daisy Hannah Shaffer Jul 9 1904
 86.  (9). Jacob Harry             b.Oct  8 1881   d.c.     1936
         m.Florence Jane Dillon m.Nov 5 1908
         m.Etta May Fry Jun 22 1920
 87. (10). Grover V.               b.       1883
 88. (11). Elmer Francis Clinton   b.Mar  7 1886
         m.Lula Thursday Daniels Aug 20 1910

33.HENRY S. MESSENGER
    Henry S. Messenger, a son of Alpheus and Margaret (Nine) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA abolut 1845. He married Susan ----. Susan was born in VA about 1848.

Children of Henry S. and Susan Messenger.
 89.  (1). Alpha E.                b.c.     1868
 90.  (2). Margaret M.             b.c.     1870
 91.  (3). Mary                    b.c.     1872
 92.  (4). Charles O.              b.c.     1876

35.JOHN W. MESSENGER
    John W. Messenger, a son of Alpheus and Margaret (Nine) Messenger, was born in Preston County VA about 1851. He married Elsie -----.  Elsie was born in VA about 1846.

Children of John W. and Elsie Messenger.
 93.  (1). Edwin C.                b.c.     1875
 94.  (2). Ruphas L.               b.c.     1876

39.WILLIAM HENRY MESSENGER
    William Henry Messenger, a son of John and Nancy (Burke) Messenger, was born in VA about 1850.  He married Martha Ann Frymier.  Martha, a daughter of William and Eliza (Crites) Frymyer, was born in VA in 1858.

Known children of William Henry and Martha Ann (Frymier) Messenger.
 95.  (1). Emma Lieutetia          b.Mar 14 1878
         m.William Henry Lynch

49.BENJAMIN STICKLEY MESSENGER
    Benjamin Stickley Messenger, a son of Henry Manville and Sarah Ann "Sally" (Keith) Messenger, was born in Gilmer County VA (WV) September 27, 1858 and died there October 1. 1943.  He married Margaret Victoria Piercy in Gilmer County November 6, 1881.  Margaret, a daughter of Patterson and Mary E. Piercy, was born in VA October 31, 1856 and died in Gilmer County February 24, 1936.

Children of Benjamin Stickley and Margaret Victoria (Piercy) Messenger.
 96.  (1). Orpah Forester Ann     b.Dec 30 1885   d.Oct 25 1979
 97.  (2). Sarah Audrey            b.Mar 23 1889   d.Nov 29 1890
 98.  (3). Russell Jay             b.Nov 19 1891   d.Aug 22 1985
 99.  (4). Mary Hilda              b.Jan 13 1896
            m.------ Skinner