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Christopher Smith Randolph

Christopher Smith Randolph

Male 1841 - 1927  (86 years)

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  • Name Christopher Smith Randolph 
    Born 18 Jan 1841  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Aug 1927  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Kiser Memorial Cemetery, Fletcher, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Picture from Cal Walker
    Person ID I52  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2007 

    Father William Riley RANDOLPH,   b. Abt 1817, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1863, Winchester, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Martha Ann RHODES,   b. Apr 1817, Rockbridge Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1902, Fayette County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 27 May 1838  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • JCMR
      Wm Riley Randolph
      Martha Ann Roads
      5/27/1838

      1840 Jackson Co census
      Randolph, Wm Rial (?)
      1 M under 5
      1 M 20-30
      1 F 20-30

      1850 Jackson, VA # 305-309 - 3 oldest attended school
      Randolph William R 32 M Farmer Va
      Randolph Martha A 33 F Va
      Randolph John W 11 M Va
      Randolph Christopher S 8 M Va
      Randolph Hiram T 7 M Va
      Randolph Margaret 5 F Va
      Randolph Melvina 2 F Va
      Randolph James A 5/12 M Va

      1860 Roane Co census 14 July
      Wm R Randolph, 42, M, Farmer, value of real estate, $500
      Martha, 43, F
      John W, 20, M, farm laborer
      Christopher S, 19, M, farm Laborer
      Hiram T, 17, M, farm laborer
      Margaret, 10 (?), f
      John A. N. 10, M
      Wm W, 8, M
      George A, 6, m
      Virginia, 4, f
      Matthew S, 2/12, m
      Christopher Rhodes, 67, m, value of real estate $250/150
      Phillip C Rhodes, 20, m

      1870 Roane Co, Harper Dist, PO Flat Fork
      4 - M.A. Randolph, 53 Keeps house VA Apr 1200RE/300PE
      William R, 18 WV Mar Can't write
      George A, 15 " June

      1880 census, Washington Twp, Jackson Co, WV
      Living with Wm and Virginia Martin
      Martha A Randolph, 63, mother-in-law, widow, WV, WV, WV
      1880 annotated census states she was born in Rockbridge county

      1890 Special Census, Fayette Co, page 1, ED #36, Sewell Dist, house #73, Fam #76
      Martha A Randolph, widow of William R Randolph, Corp, 9th WVA Inf, enlisted 1861, Disch 1864, PO Russellville, Fayette co, WVA

      1900 census, Fayette Co, Sewell Mt Dist
      #23, sheet 18, line 49
      386-347
      Martin, Wm R, May 1838 62 m 30 WV
      Virginia (W) June 1858 42 m 30 WV WV WV
      Lana (D) Aug 1883 14 WV
      Randolph, Martha A (M-in-l) Ap1817, 82 W 10-8 VA VA VA
      Farmer, owns farm, all read, write and speak English except Virginia can't write.
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet

    Family Anna A Gandee,   b. 1 May 1846, Harmony, Roane, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1932, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1862  Harmony, Roane, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 

    • Roane Co marriages:
      Randolph, Christopher L, 21, JC, Roane
      Gandee, Anna, 16, JC, Roane
      William R & Martha Ann
      George & Mary

      Both buried Kiser memorial Cemetery, near Kentuck, Jackson co, WV

      Chris and Anna lived in a log cabin on Second Creek of Middle Fork of Pocataligo River, Jackson Co., WV. I have a photograph of the log cabin that I took in 1985. Chris's great-grandson, Ronald Randolph, was living in the cabin at that time. The land and cabin was purchased by the State of West Va and the cabin was burned by the State of West Virginia in 1987. The cabin was burned during the clearing procedures when construction of the watershed dam on Middle Fork started in 1986. My mother, Ola (Kiser) Kessel, and my grandmother, Lydia Ann (Siders) Kiser dressed "Aunt Annie" when she died. My grandfather, Joseph Floyd Kiser, helped make the casket and Mother and grandmother Lydia made the lining and pillow for the casket. (Ref: Betty Kessel McIntyre).

      Chris served in the 7th WVa Cav Co B, Civil War
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      1870 census Roane Co, Harper Dist Flat Fork #31
      C Randolph, 28, Farmer WV June 100PP
      Anna, 23, " May
      Wm R, 6 " Nov
      Cora, 4 " May
      Margaret, 1 " Mar

      1880 census Jackson Co, E Ripley all born WV WV WV
      Christopher J (?), 39
      Annie, 34
      Wm R, 16
      Cora I or J, 14
      Margaret A, 11
      Everet Smith, 8
      Virginia F, 5
      Minerva J, 3
      Parsons, Joanna, 21, domestic

      1900 Washington Dist, Jackson, WV
      Christopher, 1/1840, m 38y
      Annie, 5/1846, 10-6
      Charles W, 9/1882
      Mary J 8/1894

      1910 Washington, Jackson, WV # 185-185
      Randolph, Christopher S 69 m1- 47y WVWVVA
      Anna 64 m1 -47y 10-6 children WVWVWV
      Anna D gd 7 WVWVWV
      Wolfe, Clarence M hired man 19 S WVWVWV

      1920 Jackson, WV, pg 359
      Christopher, 78
      Anna, 73
      Dulcie, 16, g/dau [d/o Everett Smith and Nancy Ann]

      1930 Washington, Jackson, WV # 144
      Randolph, anna 83 wd md age 16 WVWVWV

      Parsons Cemetery, Kentuck PO
      Randolph, Otmer F July 1, 1887 - July 2, 1887
      Randolph, Ina E March 5, 1886 - March 5, 1896
      Randolph, Martha L June 1, 1887 - July 2, 1889
      The dates are subject to how clear they were when the cemetery was read.
    Children 
     1. William Riley Randolph,   b. 23 Nov 1863, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1949  (Age 85 years)
     2. Cora Isabelle Randolph,   b. 27 May 1866, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1953, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Margaret Ann "Meg" Randolph,   b. 28 Mar 1869, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1957, Kanawha County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Everett Smith Randolph,   b. 5 Jul 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1949  (Age 77 years)
     5. Virginia Florence Randolph,   b. 6 May 1875, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Minerva Jane Randolph,   b. 7 Jul 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1974, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     7. Martha L Randolph,   b. 22 Jun 1880, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1893, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     8. Charles Washington Randolph,   b. 21 Sep 1883,   d. 1963  (Age 79 years)
     9. Onie E Randolph,   b. 6 Mar 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Otmer F Randolph,   b. 1 Jul 1887, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1887  (Age 0 years)
     11. Martha L Randolph,   b. 21 Jul 1887, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1887, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Mary J Randolph,   b. Aug 1894,   d. Bef 1915  (Age ~ 20 years)
     13. Lona Pearl Randolph,   b. 8 Jun 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1841 - West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1862 - Harmony, Roane, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kiser Memorial Cemetery, Fletcher, Jackson Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Randolph, Christopher Smith
    Randolph, Christopher Smith
    Christopher Smith & Anna Gandee Randolph
    Christopher Smith & Anna Gandee Randolph

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Gravestone.

    2. [S170] Cemeteries JC Vol 2.

    3. [S6] Betty K McIntyre.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    5. [S15] Marriage Records, Roane Co, WV.