West Virginia Pioneers

George Willis Houchen

Male 1861 - 1933  (72 years)


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  • Name George Willis Houchen  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 30 May 1861  Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9, 11
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1933  Mill Creek, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    • Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Died 26 Nov 1933  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Notes 
    • Bebe Fulton - Oct 5, 2004 View | Viewers | Reply to this item
      Houtchen, Casto, Freeman, Feather families of West VA

      George Willis Houtchen, s/o Vincent W. & Matilda (Feather Freeman) Houtchen, b: May 1860 Rockbridge Co., VA. Died 1933, buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Married Martha Ellen Casto, Sept. 12, 1885. Martha Casto d/o David & Mary Jane (Staats) Casto.

      1870 United States Federal Census (page 376, anc 60)
      Name: John Freeman
      Age in 1870: 56
      Birth Year: abt 1814
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Dwelling Number: 414
      Home in 1870: Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Farm Laborer
      Cannot Read: Y
      Cannot Write: Y
      Male Citizen Over 21: Y
      Matilda Freeman
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Freeman 56
      Matilda Freeman 35 (Feather)
      Rachel Freeman 14
      Margaret Freeman 11
      Mary Freeman 10
      Nora B Freeman 6/12
      Willis Feather 8

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Willis Freeman
      Age: 19
      Birth Date: Abt 1861
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Home in 1880: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA
      Dwelling Number: 70
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Marital status: Single
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Occupation: Laborer
      Cannot Write: Yes
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Willis Freeman 19

      View1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: George W Houtchen
      [George W Houchen]
      [George W Houtchin]
      Age: 40
      Birth Date: May 1860
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Home in 1900: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia
      Sheet Number: 11
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 196
      Family Number: 198
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Martha E Houtchen
      Marriage Year: 1886
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Occupation: Farmer
      Months Not Employed: 0
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: Yes
      Can Speak English: Yes
      House Owned or Rented: O
      Home Free or Mortgaged: F
      Farm or House: F
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      George W Houtchen 40
      Martha E Houtchen 30
      Eva L Houtchen 13
      Orena Houtchen 11
      Vincent M Houtchen 8
      Nelcon C Houtchen 6
      Orva M Houtchen 3
      Goldie M Houtchen 2
      Harley O Houtchen 3/12

      1920 census, Ripley dist., Jackson Co., WV, page 1a, anc 1, 5 families neighbors
      Houchen, H. O., 19, b: WV, (Harley)
      Mella?, 20, b: Wv
      Paul, 3/12, b: WV
      Houchen, G. W., 59, b: VA, (George)
      Martha Ellen, b: WV, (Casto)
      C. C., 13, b: WV (son)(Charles)
      T. Earl, 10, b: WV
      Conner, H. W., 33, b: WV, (Homer)
      Oreana, 31, b: WV, (Houchen)
      R. C., 7, b: WV (son)
      Clifford, 1, b: WV
      Houchen, N. C., 26, b: WV, (Nelson Corbett)
      Mary, 21, b: WV, (Harmon)
      Cloraus?, 2, twin (dau)
      Cloraus?, 2, twin (dau)
      Houchen, V. M., 27, b: WV, (Vincent)
      Rose, 30, b: WV, (Conner)
      Chester, 5, b: WV
      Opal, 5, b: WV
      George, 1, b: WV

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: George W Hanchen
      [George W Houchen]
      Birth Year: abt 1861
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Marital status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1930: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA
      Map of Home: View Map
      Street address: Millcreek
      Dwelling Number: 186
      Family Number: 187
      Home Owned or Rented: Rented
      Radio Set: No
      Lives on Farm: Yes
      Age at first Marriage: 25
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Farm Laborer
      Industry: General farm
      Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
      Employment: Yes
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      George W Hanchen 69
      Martha E Hanchen 60
      Homer W Canner 45
      Orena Canner 41
      Rolley C Canner 18
      Clifford C Canner 11

      West Virginia, Compiled Marriage Records, 1863-1900
      Name: G. W. Houtchen
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Martha Ellen Casto
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1885
      County: Jackson
      State: West Virginia
    Person ID I26972  Conner Family

    Father Francis Marion Houchin,   b. 3 Apr 1837, Wood County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1918  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catharine Matilda Feathers,   b. Abt 1835, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F23391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Mother Catharine Matilda Feathers,   b. Abt 1835, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Ellen Casto,   b. 18 Nov 1869, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1954, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1885  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 13
    Children 
    +1. Harley Ottis Houchen,   b. 22 Feb 1900, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1983, Vincent, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Evalena L. Houchen,   b. 12 Jul 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1904  (Age 17 years)  [natural]
    +3. Goldie Marie Houchen,   b. 22 Feb 1898, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1929, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    +4. Charles Cornelius Houchen, Sr.,   b. 26 May 1906, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1988, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +5. Nelson Corbett Houchen,   b. 8 Dec 1893, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1979, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     6. Orva Mae Houchen,   b. 12 Sep 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1913, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    +7. Travis Earl Houchen,   b. 26 Sep 1909, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1995, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    +8. Vincent Monroe Houchen,   b. 25 May 1892, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1949, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    +9. Orena Jane Houchen,   b. 19 Jul 1888, Gay, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1962, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F11842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1861 - Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1885 - Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 1933 - Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Willis and Martha Ellen (Casto) Houchen
    George Willis and Martha Ellen (Casto) Houchen
    Conner-Houchen from Jackson County Past and Present - page 173
    Conner-Houchen from Jackson County Past and Present - page 173
    George Willis Houchen - Parents
    George Willis Houchen - Parents
    Mount Calvary Cemetery - Jackson County WV
    Mount Calvary Cemetery - Jackson County WV

  • Sources 
    1. [S1153] Jackson County, West Virginia: Past and Present - 1990, Jackson County Historical Society, (Name: Walsworth Publishing, Third Printing 1997;), LC#90-71347., 173.

    2. [S1680] Jackson County, West Virginia Census 1900, 22.

    3. [S2202] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).

    4. [S287] West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900, Dodd, Jordan, comp., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;).

    5. [S1749] Jackson County, West Virginia Census 1920, 1A.
      Houchen, G W Age: 49 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Virginia Roll: T625_1954 Race: White Page: 1A State: West Virginia ED: 195 County: Jackson Image: 693 Township: Ripley

    6. [S1709] Jackson County, West Virginia Census 1930, 20.

    7. [S1681] Jackson County, West Virginia Census 1910, 25.

    8. Details: Database online. Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, ED , roll T624_1681, part , page . Citation Text: Record for George W.
      1910 United States Federal Census
      1910 United States Federal Census


    9. [S7] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    10. [S10140] U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), The National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985; Record Group Number: 92; Roll or Box Number: 242.
      U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939
      U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939


    11. [S87] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1689; Page: 376A; Family History Library Film: 553188.
      Record for Willis Feather
      1870 United States Federal Census - George Willis Houchen
      1870 United States Federal Census - George Willis Houchen


    12. [S1153] Jackson County, West Virginia: Past and Present - 1990, Jackson County Historical Society, (Name: Walsworth Publishing, Third Printing 1997;), LC#90-71347., 174.

    13. [S4526] Copy of Houchen Marriage License, T.H.B. Smiley, (Name: Clerk of Court, Jackson County, WV;), T.H. Rymer, Minister of the Gospel.