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Anna A Gandee

Female 1846 - 1932  (85 years)


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  • Name Anna A Gandee 
    Born 1 May 1846  Harmony, Roane, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Feb 1932  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Kiser Memorial Cemetery, Fletcher, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


    • Anna Randolph was born in Roane county May 1, 1846 and departed this life February 26, 1932, age 85 years, 9 months and 26 days. At the age of sixteen years she was united in marriage with Christopher S Randolph of Roane county who preceded her to the realms of the soul five years ago, To this union were born ten children, four of whom preceded her iin death. Those surviving her are W.R. Randolph, C.W. Randolph and Jane Harmon of Advent, WVa; Mrs Cora Wolfe and Mrs Margaret Carpenter, Roane County and Everette Randolph of Charleston, WVa.
      Early in life she and her husband moved to Jackson County near Advent where they reseided until the Master called them to the sweet realms fo the soul. At the age of thirty she confessed Christ as her personal Savior and joined the ME Church. She lived an humble, obedient life to God until death called her away. All her life she was known to us as a loving mother, always ready to lend a helping hand to all mankind. Although her body wear and worn, her faith in God grew brighter as life ebbed away. She often expressed her desire to meet her companion and loved ones who had gone before.
      A light from our midst is gone and a chair in our homoe is vacant and a voice is still that spoke so kindly.
      "Sunset and an evening star and one clear call for me.
      May there be no moaning at the bar when I put out to sea"
      Besides her children she is survived by one brother, G.W. Gandee of Vicars, WVa and one sister, Jane Burdette of Gandeeville, WVa, and a host of grandchildren and friends whom she leaves to mourn her loss. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow and help you one and all prepare to meet her in the realms of love.
      In a house by the side of the road where mother used to dwell
      But now 'tis so sad and vacant since the spirit of mother has fled.
      A.F. Cogar, Pastor
      Unknown newspaper
      Thursday, March 17, 1932
    Person ID I693  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2007 

    Father George Washington Gandee,   b. Abt 1815, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary 'Polly' Westfall,   b. Abt 1819, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Mar 1835  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1840 JC
      1m 0-5
      1m 15-20
      1m 20-30
      2f 0-5
      1f 20-30

      1850 Jackson, VA pg 12 88-92
      Gandee George 3* M Farmer Va
      Gandee Polly 31 F Va
      Gandee Uriah 11 M Va
      Gandee Lucinda 8 F Va
      Gandee Abram 6 M Va
      Gandee Anna 4 F Va
      Gandee Margaret 1 F Va
      Casto Mary J 13 F Va

      1860 Roane, WV # 102
      Thomas Batten 23
      Lucinda 18
      George Gandee 44
      Uriah 21
      Abram 16
      Anna 13
      Washington 9
      Henderson 7
      Mary 3
      [next is Asa Harper 40]

      1870 Harper, Roane, WV all born WV ??? # 167-186
      Carpenter, G W 37 June
      Jane 31 June
      Stephen 14 May
      Archibald 13 Dec
      William 11 Jul
      George 9 Jan
      #167-187
      Gandee, G W 53 July
      Mary J 11 Aug
    Family ID F1196  Group Sheet

    Family Christopher Smith Randolph,   b. 18 Jan 1841, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1927  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1862  Harmony, Roane, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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. Yes, date unknown
    +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 - 1 May 1846 - Harmony, Roane, 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 MapsDied - 26 Feb 1932 - Roane County, 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
    Christopher Smith & Anna Gandee Randolph
    Christopher Smith & Anna Gandee Randolph

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Betty K McIntyre.

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

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