Location: Ritchie County WV

The Wilson Family of West Virginia

The Wilson Family of West Virginia

This brief history has been gleaned from old family records, correspondence with other members, and histories of Ritchie, Barbour, Harrison and Randolph Counties, West Virginia. The first known ancestor was David Wilson, who was born in Scotland about 1650; he had a son David, born about 1685, who was forced to flee from Scotland to Ireland owing to his being on the losing side in the Scotch Rebellion of 1715. His son William (b. Nov. 19, 1722; d. June 12, 1801) came to America about 1736; married Elizabeth Blackburn, also of Scotch-Irish descent, about 1746, and settled on Trout Run near Moorefield, Hardy County, W. Va. The Land Office at Richmond shows that he and his sons patented many tracts of land in what is now Hampshire, Hardy, and Grant Counties. Nothing further is known of him as to where he lived and died.

Tanzey, Walter J. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Walter J. Tanzey died Tuesday morning at the Wallowa County Nursing Home in Enterprise. He was 74. A celebration of life service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bollman Funeral Home chapel in Enterprise, with the Rev. Jerry Raedeke officiating. He was born July 5, 1924, in Petroleum, W. VA., the youngest of the eight children of William and Alma Putnan Tanzey. He attended high school for two years in Cairo, W. Va., and worked as a riveter in an airplane factory in Baltimore. He joined the Army Air Corps on March 29, 1943, at Fort