Romney Lot Owners in 1859


This is a listing of Romney lot owners as shown in Assessor records just before the Civil War. The information comes from the research of Rob Wolford for his study The Interpretation of Civil War Graphics Depicting Romney, Virginia / West Virginia 1859 to 1877.


10 McIlwee, John
11 McIlwee, John
9 Vance, William
12 Houser, George (heirs)
21 Vacant
 
31 White, A.P.
22 Vacant
 
32 Vacant
 
41 Marshall, John W.
51 Friddle, John (heirs)
42 Marshall, John W.
52 Pullian, Hiram (?)
61 Mulledy, Robert
71 Busby, William
62 Mulledy, Robert
72 Davis, Eli / Sherraid, William (heirs)
81 Armstrong, James D.
91 Armstrong, James D.
82 Armstrong, James D.
92 Armstrong, James D.
8 Vance, William
13 McDowell, Matilda
7 Vance, William
14 McDowell, Matilda
23 Methodist Episcopal Church Trustees
33 Bowles, Samuel J.
24 Methodist Episcopal Church Trustees
34 Presbyterian Church
43 Parker, Abraham
53 Mytinger, Daniel
44 Mytinger, Daniel
54 Brady, Samuel D.
63 Poling, Joseph
73 Endler, Jeptha
64 White (or Streit), Philip B.
74 Clayton, Townsend
83 Shawn, Daniel / Kreamer, George J.
93 Leps, John C.
84 Fitzgerald, Thomas (heirs)
94 Offner, Reuben
6 Endlers, John (heirs)
15 Elliott, Susan J.
5 Entler, Michael
16 Endlers, John (heirs)
25 Endlers, John (heirs)
35 McDowell, Matilda
26 McDonald, A.W. & E.C. (Davis History House)
36 Endler, Jeptha / Poling, James & Kubrick, G.M.
45 Myers, John (heirs)
55 Peters, Susan
46 McDowell, Matilda
56 Myers, John / Methodist Church / Literary & Mason Hall
65 Jail
75 Valley Bank / Brady, Samuel D.
66 Hampshire County Court House
76 Valley Bank / Brady, Samuel D.
85 Kirk, John B.
95 Mytinger, Jacob
86 Kirk, John B.
96 Mytinger, Daniel
4 Maloney, Caroline
17 Grutzman, John F.
3 Davis, Francis
18 Gibson, James (heirs)
27 Neill, Allen
37 Marshal, Richard / Virginia House Hotel (Cropp)
28 McDonald, A.W. & E.C.
38 Shrock, _____ of Ohio
47 Wendell, John B.
57 Gibson, David
48 Neill, Allen
58 Armstrong, Susan (Boarding House)
67 Mulledy, Mary (3/4) / Armstrong, James D. / Sherrard, John B.
77 Howards, William (heairs)
68 Harper, William
78 Howards, William (heirs)
87 Vance, William
97 Kern, Rebecca J. (Commissioner)
88 Harper, William
98 Smith, Abraham
2 Houser, George Y. (heirs)
19 Houser, George Y. (heirs)
1 Houser, George Y. (heirs)
20 Houser, George Y. (heirs)
29 Wendell, John
39 Friddle, Henry
30 Wendell, John
40 Friddle, Henry
49 Baker, Enoch
59 Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
50 Baker, Enoch
60 Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
69 Armstrong, E.M. / Kercheval, Andrew M.
79 Armstrong, E.W. / Howard, Sarah M. & E.
70 Vance, William A.
80 Armstrong, E.W. / Vance, William A.
89 Marshall, Richard A.
99 Jacobs, Susan
90 Episcopal Church Trustees
100 Jacobs, Susan
Timeline:
  • by 1834 the Northwestern Pike reaches Romney.
  • 1837 New courthouse built in Romney; it survived until 1920.
  • December 12, 1846 The Virginia Legislature passed an act empowering the Literary Society to "establish at or near the town of Romney, a seminary of learning..."
  • April 1861 Committee of Safety meets in Romney and prepares for the coming war.
  • June 13, 1861 Battle of Romney Bridge
  • June 20, 1863 West Virginia admitted as the 35th state into the Union.
  • Fall of 1864 Confederate troops under C. W. White recover some records from a cavern in Luray including Deed Book 36. [Review Sep. 4, 1996 A. McGuinn]
  • February 21, 1865 The capture of Generals Crook and Kelly in Cumberland, Md. and escape through Hampshire County.
  • April 15, 1865 Romney was held for the last time by Confederate forces
  • June 1, 1866 First decoration ceremony of Confederate graves in Indian Mound Cemetery.