West Virginia Pioneers

Eliza Jane Rankin

Female 1851 - 1940  (89 years)


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  • Name Eliza Jane Rankin 
    Born 15 Apr 1851  Bellaire, Powhatan, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Jun 1940  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I660  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 28 May 2007 

    Father John Rankin,   b. 1816, Mineral Co near Keyser Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1860  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Eliza Ann Fish,   b. 3 Apr 1824, Marshall County, Wes Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1897  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    Notes 

    • Pioneer History of Meigs co OH to 1949:
      John Rankin (1816- May 26, 1860) m. Eliza Ann Fish (Apr 3, 1822-1899) He was born in eastern Va, (Mineral co, near Keyser). Buried at Straightfork, WV. Eliza Ann Fish (Rankin) m. (2) Benoni Wilkinson. She was daughter of Jeremiah Fish whose wife was Rebecca (Riggs) or (Baker), Dutch. Jeremiah was held captive by Indians 12 years. He escaped and raisied a family.

      1860 Jackson Co, VA #1062
      Rankin, Eliza A, 37
      Thomas B, 18, OH
      Virginia, 11
      Eliza J, 9
      Rebecca E, 7
      Almira, 1
      Agnes, 1 mo
      1860 Jackson Co Mortality Sch
      John Rankin, 44, m, Va (somewhat unreadable?) murdered, farmer

      1870 Gilmore, Jackson, WV # 208-218
      Wilkinson, Benj 61 PA
      Eliza A 48 Va
      Amos W 5 WV
      Addison H 4 WV
      Rankin, Eliza 19 Oh
      Rebecca 17 Va
      Almira 15 Va
      M A 10 (f) Va

      1880 Census Place: Ravenswood, Jackson, West Virginia Page 499D
      Eliza A. WILKINSON Self F W W 57 OHOHOH
      Amos WILKINSON Son M S W 15 WVPA OH
      Aderson WILKINSON Son M S W 14 WVPA OH
      Elimira RANKIN Dau F S W 25 WVWV OH
      Missouri RANKIN Dau F S W 20 WVWV OH

      Grant District Cemeteries:
      John Rankin was struck twice with a club by James Shepperson May 24, 1860 and died from the effect of the blows May 26, 1860.
    Family ID F968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Lafayette (Billy) Rector,   b. 16 Mar 1848, Burning Springs, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1936, Ravenswood, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1873  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Notes 

    • JCMR
      WL Rector, 25, Wirt, LL & ES
      EJ Rankin, 21, Belmont Co, Ohio, J&E

      1880 Census Place: Grant, Jackson, West Virginia Page 533A
      Wm. L. RECTOR Self M M W 33 WV
      Eliza J. RECTOR Wife F M W 30 OH VA OH
      Willie RECTOR Son M S W 6 WV
      Edna RECTOR Dau F S W 3 WV
      Inna RECTOR Dau F S W 2 WV
      Amos WILKINSON BroL M S W 15 WV [half bro]
      [Transcription by JCHS has Anna instead of Inna - it would be Ermina]

      1900 JC Grant Dist # 127-131
      William 3/1848 m 26y
      Eliza J 4/1851 7-7 OH VA OH
      Ermina 8/1878
      Lucy 9/1880
      Agnes E 4/1882
      Ernest W 6/1885
      Adele F 6/1890
      Hoff, Flora E, --, 5/1897, servant
      Omar D, --, 4/1898, servant

      Ravenswood Cemetery Sec 5 Row 1
    Children 
     1. Willie Rector,   b. 2 May 1874, Little Sandy, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edna Rector,   b. Abt 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ermina Florence Rector,   b. 13 Aug 1878, Sandy, Jackson Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lucy Rector,   b. Sep 1880, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Agnes Eliza Rector,   b. 3 Apr 1882, Sherman, Jackson Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ernest William Rector,   b. Jun 1885, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1943, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     7. Adele F Rector,   b. Jun 1890, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Pioneer History of Meigs Co, Oh to 1949.

    2. [S7] Gravestone.

    3. [S4] Death Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    4. [S175] Census, Jackson Co, annotated.

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