West Virginia Pioneers

Susan E Rector

Female - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Susan E Rector 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I71  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Father Charles RECTOR,   b. 24 Apr 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1859, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ruth RUST,   b. 4 Mar 1786, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1864, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1814  [1
    Notes 

    • 1820 Wood, VA:
      Rector, Charles
      2m 0-10
      1m 26-45
      1f 0-10 Sally
      1f 16-26 ??
      1f 26-45

      1830 Wood, VA:
      Rector, Charles
      2m 10-15
      1m 50-60
      2f 5-10 Susan & Martha ??
      1f 10-15 Sally
      1f 40-50

      1840 Wood, VA
      Rector, Charles
      2m 20-30
      1m 60-70
      2f 15-20
      1f 20-30
      1f 40-50

      1850 Wirt Co; 303-303:
      Charles, 74, VA, farmer
      Sarah, 64, VA

      1860 Jackson VA
      Sarah, 74, blind, living with Levin
      1860 Mortality Sch
      Rector, Charles, 84, m, June, VA, old age, farmer

      JCDR
      Charles Rector, 6/26/1859; 83y 1m 28d; D - Jackson Co, Parent - Ben Rector; Born Jackson Co,
      ~~~
      Both buried Rector Cemetery, Sherman, Jackson Co, WV
      This cemetery is located on a hill above the Isaac Sherman house, and the hill is overgrown, the soil has slipped, there is no road or path up to the cemetery, and the locals advise visiting it in cooler weather when the copperheads are not around.

      Rector Charles Apr 24 1776-Jun 29 1859 b. Faquier Co VA s/o Benjamin Rector
      Rector Sallie Ruth wife of C. Rector Mar 4 1786-4 Feb 1864 mn Rust b. Loudon Co VA
      ~~~
      Sims Index: Wood County
      150 acres, Adj Rector & Blosser, 1820, Bk 1, pg 240

      History of Wirt Co, WV:

      First Court:
      . . . .the 4 Gentleman Justices who made up the first County Court were Henry Steed,
      William Sheppard, Thomas Boggs and Charles Rector 8 Apr 1848
      The first house of worship in the Town of Elizabeth . . .Baptist. . .Rev E Rector

      Pioneer History of Meigs Co, OH to 1949:
      Sarah Ruth Rust (Mar 4, 1786-Feb 4, 1864) married Charles Rector (Apr 24, 1776 - June 29, 1859) of Fauquier County, VA, January 2, 1814. They conveyed all rights in "Frog Hall" Westmoreland Co, and removed to western VA. High Sherrif of Wood Co, VA when it comprised the present Wirt and Pleasant Counties.

      Hardesty's History of Wirt Co WV 1882
      The First County Court
      In compliance with the act creating the new county, the first county court convened at the house of Alfred Baruchamp in the town of Elizabeth, on the 23 rd day of May 1848. The following justices were present, Viz: Henry Steed, Charles Rector, William Shepherd, Thomas Boggs, John P Thomasson, William R Goff, Silas B Seaman, William P Rathbone, Daniel Wilkinson and Alfred Beauchamp.

      John House "Pioneers of Wood Co"
      Benjamin Rector was of German descent, but the name does not so indicate, and settled in VA.
      A son, Charles, lived in Wirt Co, formerly Wood Co, until a few years before his death, which occured at the home of his son, Charles, in Jackson Co. He came from Fauquier Co soon after the War of 1812. He had a number of slaves and was Sheriff of Wood Co. Of his children:
      Susan m. Raleigh M Kyger
      Sarah m. William H Smith, their son William H m. a Jackson
      Martha m. a Sims
      Levin
      Steptoe
      A Rector married a Sherman and lived at Little Sandy. Charley Rector, who was a candidate for Sheriff of Jackson Co, was a grandson of the Charles Rector above, who must have moved to Jackson County in the '40s.
      Enoch Rector, the Baptist preacher, was a son of Thomas, brother of Benjamin. (This should be brother of Charles, sons of Benjamin)
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Raleigh M Kyger,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 13 Jan 1841  Wood County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S87] Marriage Records, Wood Co, WV.