West Virginia Pioneers

William Robey, Jr

Male 1848 - 1922  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name William Robey 
    Suffix Jr 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born May 1848  Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1922 
    Person ID I426  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 

    Father William Hare ROBEY,   b. Abt 1815, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1878, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HEYSHAM,   b. Abt 1818, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married May 1839  Tyler County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: May 1839
      Place: Tyler, West Virginia, United States
      William H Roby and Elizabeth Heysham

      Know all men by these presents that we William Engle & D. Hickman are held & firmly bound unto David Campbell Esq governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being & his successors in office of Governor for the use of the Commonwealth in the pencel sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves our & each of our heirs firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 1st day of May 1839.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between William H Roby & Elizabeth Heysham ---- now if there be no lawful cause or just impediment to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to reman in full force and virtue.
      (Signed)Teste William Engle
      D Hickman

      1840 Lebanon Twp, Meigs Co, OH
      William H. Roby
      1 m 20-30
      1 F > 5
      1 F 20-30

      1850 Jackson Co, VA
      House # 996
      Robey William 37 M Farmer Va
      Robey Elizabeth 32 F Pa
      Robey Cemantha 10 F Ohio
      Robey Martha 9 F Va
      Robey Isaac 4 M Ohio
      Robey William 2 M Ohio
      Hinson/Hisson Jane 22 F Va

      1860 Jackson Co, VA ---Turkey Run
      Roby, Wm H,. 47, MD --1000/300
      Eliz, 42, PA
      Samantha, 20, OH
      M.A., 17,. OH
      Isaac, 14, OH
      Wm, 12, OH
      Louisa, 6, VA
      R.F., 3, VA

      1870 Jackson Co, WV
      Roby, William, 59, farmer, Turkey Run, $600 real, $650 personal, MD
      , Elizabeth, 52, PA
      , William, 22, laborer, Meigs Co, OH
      , Louisa, 16, Jackson Co, VA
      , Robert F, 13, Jackson Co, VA

      JCDR
      Louisa Sheppard, [p] Godfrey & Elizabeth (Henson) Raley

      Visited Elizabeth's grave June 4, 2000, along with David, Marvin and Margy. To find it, turn left inside the north entrance, and go all the way to the north end. Her grave is a little to the left of straight ahead, and downhill a little. There is a small walled section just before you reach it, and there are very few stones nearby. The stone is starting to lean forward and may fall if no one props it up. We left silk roses, it looked like no one had visited for a long time.
      Tried to visit the Rector cemetery to find William's grave, but the hill is overgrown with brush and the man who lives at the bottom of the hill said the ground had slid some years back and the path up was hidden.
      Visited the Rector Cemetery in Nov 2009. William's grave, if it is there, is unmarked or so overgrown that it cannot be found. This was Marvin's 2nd visit and he said the stones were in much worse shape.

      Samantha's marriage record shows parents as William & Martha.
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret M Hickman,   b. Jul 1855, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1873  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: June 12, 1873 at Ripley
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Wm Robey, 23, Meigs Co, OH, Jackson Co, WV; William & Elizabeth
      M M Hickman, 19, Jackson Co, WV, Jackson Co, WV; Zach & Ann
      By J C Richardson

      1880 Ravenswood, Jackson, West Virginia Page 495D
      William ROBEY Self M M W 30 OH
      Occ: Farming Fa: MD Mo: MD
      Margarett M. ROBEY Wife F M W 24 VA
      Lulu M. ROBEY Dau F S W 7 WV
      Lennie G. ROBEY Dau F S W 5 WV
      Hollis C. ROBEY Son M S W 3 WV
      Otta ROBEY Son M S W 1 WV

      1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV
      Wiliam Roby 5/1850 m 7y OH OH OH
      Annie 11/1869 4-3 OH OH OH
      Hollas son 11/1877
      Okey son 5/1879
      Early son 12/1880
      Jessie da 1/1885
      Harry son 1/1887
      James son 4/1894
      Owen son 9/1895
      Homer son 12/1899

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 9
      Roby, Wm 59 m2- 17y OH MD OH
      Annie 39 m1- 17y 6-4 children WV WV WV
      Harry son 23
      James son 16
      Owne son 14
      Neva da 7
      Gene son 2

      1920 Parkersburg, Wood, WV
      Robey, Harry O 32 laborer porcelain plant
      Maude E 24
      Gladys V da 4 5/12
      Owen R brother 24 laborer porcelain plant

      Jackson county Birth Records
      Lenna Gertrude 14 Sept 1875
      Gertrude Lenna 5 Nov 1877 - this must be a mistake, and it is probably Hollis C's birth record
    Children 
     1. Lulu Maude Robey,   b. 1874 OR 11 Mar 1877,   d. 1949  (Age 71 years)
     2. Lenna Gertrude Robey,   b. 14 Sep 1875, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 84 years)
     3. Gertrude Lenna Robey,   b. 5 Nov 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hollis Charles Robey,   b. 5 Nov 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Otta Oda Robey,   b. May 1879, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Early Robey,   b. 20 Dec 1880, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1951, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Jessie May Robey,   b. 15 Nov 1882, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 72 years)
     8. James W Robey,   b. Apr 1884, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1886, Sandy, Jackson Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     9. Mary Robey,   b. 16 Jan 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Harry Otmer Robey,   b. 16 Jan 1887, Silverton, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1963, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mattie Annabel Snyder,   b. 11 Nov 1869, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1934, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1892  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 22 Nov 1892 at Ravenswood
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      William Roby, 40, res Jackson County, WV
      Amanda M. Snyder, 23, Mason Co, WV; Jackson Co, WV
      Informant: Michael Snyder

      1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV
      Wiliam Roby 5/1850 m 7y OH OH OH
      Annie 11/1869 4-3 OH OH OH
      Hollas 11/77
      Okey 5/79
      Early 12/80
      Jessie 1/85
      Harry 1/87
      James 4/94
      Owen 9/95
      Homer 12/99

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 9
      Roby, Wm 59 m2- 17y OH MD OH
      Annie 39 m1- 17y 6-4 children WV WV WV
      Harry son 23
      James son 16
      Owne son 14
      Neva da 7
      Gene son 2

      1920 Jackson Co, Ripley Dist, Evans Prec # 145
      on the Ripley to Sandyville road
      William Roby 73 Oh
      Mattie 51 wife
      Geneva 19 d
      Owen 22 s
      Gene 12 s
      Lucy 8 d
      Lulu 8 d

      1930 Wood Co WV Parkersburg Dist 23 #32
      Robey, Mattie 60 wd 24y
      Gene son 22
      Lula 18
      Lucy 18

      After the death of her husband, Anabel and the remaining children moved to Wood County near Parkersburg, [source: Jackson County Past & Present 1990]
    Children 
     1. James William Robey,   b. 1 Apr 1894, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1958, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Nellie Robey,   b. 23 Nov 1895, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Owen Riggs Robey,   b. 24 Dec 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1962  (Age 65 years)
     4. Homer Robey,   b. Dec 1899, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1900 and 1910  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Geneva Frances Robey,   b. 30 Apr 1903, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1989  (Age 85 years)
     6. Eugene Julian Robey,   b. 12 Dec 1907, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1952, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     7. Dorothy Louise Robey,   b. 17 Jan 1932, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2010, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Lucy Jane Robey,   b. 12 Dec 1911, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1977, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. Lula May Robey,   b. 12 Dec 1911, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2003  (Age 91 years)
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Jackson County: Past and Present 1990.

    2. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.
      Book 1B, pg 216