Mary Velva Rooney1

F, b. January 1883
FatherSamuel S. Rooney1 b. Nov 1844
MotherMatilda J. Hamby1 b. Apr 1856, d. 1929
Last Edited4 Jun 2002
Birth*Mary Velva Rooney was born in January 1883 at Kansas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, in the household of Samuel S. Rooney; ED 33, sheet 1A, occupation laborer, owned home, married 22 years, 6 children, 4 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Fred James Rooney1

M, b. February 1889
FatherSamuel S. Rooney1 b. Nov 1844
MotherMatilda J. Hamby1 b. Apr 1856, d. 1929
Last Edited5 Nov 2006
Birth*Fred James Rooney was born in February 1889 at Kansas.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, in the household of Samuel S. Rooney; ED 33, sheet 1A, occupation laborer, owned home, married 22 years, 6 children, 4 living.1 
Marriage*Fred James Rooney married Eva (?) circa 1913 at Missouri.2 
Census*Fred James Rooney appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 at Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, ED 55, sheet 9B, occupation garage mechanic, owned home, 2 children at home.2 

Family

Eva (?) b. 1891
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Iva Elsie Rooney1

F, b. October 1891
FatherSamuel S. Rooney1 b. Nov 1844
MotherMatilda J. Hamby1 b. Apr 1856, d. 1929
Last Edited4 Jun 2002
Birth*Iva Elsie Rooney was born in October 1891 at Kansas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, in the household of Samuel S. Rooney; ED 33, sheet 1A, occupation laborer, owned home, married 22 years, 6 children, 4 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Jessie Nora Rooney1,2

F, b. 1894, d. 1894
FatherSamuel S. Rooney1,2 b. Nov 1844
MotherMatilda J. Hamby1,2 b. Apr 1856, d. 1929
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Death*Jessie Nora Rooney died in 1894 at Kansas; or Missouri.1,2 
Birth*She was born in 1894 at Kansas; or Missouri.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, in the household of Samuel S. Rooney; ED 33, sheet 1A, occupation laborer, owned home, married 22 years, 6 children, 4 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S398] Joanne Wilken, "Ancestral File of Joanne Wilken (Rooney Family)", Ancestral File.

Rose Jane Rooney1,2

F, b. between 1896 and 1899, d. between 1896 and 1899
FatherSamuel S. Rooney1,2 b. Nov 1844
MotherMatilda J. Hamby1,2 b. Apr 1856, d. 1929
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Death*Rose Jane Rooney died between 1896 and 1899 at Kansas; or Missouri.1,2 
Birth*She was born between 1896 and 1899 at Kansas; or Missouri.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, in the household of Samuel S. Rooney; ED 33, sheet 1A, occupation laborer, owned home, married 22 years, 6 children, 4 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S398] Joanne Wilken, "Ancestral File of Joanne Wilken (Rooney Family)", Ancestral File.

Ann Maria Kesling1

F, b. circa 1820, d. before 1850
Last Edited5 Feb 2004
Birth*Ann Maria Kesling was born circa 1820. 
Married Name As of 10 December 1842,her married name was Gunckel.1 
Marriage*She married Philip Gunckel on 10 December 1842 at Montgomery, Ohio; need further verification.1 
Death*Ann Maria Kesling died before 1850. 

Family

Philip Gunckel b. 1814, d. 8 Oct 1872

Citations

  1. [S311] Lindsay M. Brien, Montgomery County, Ohio Marriages, Brien W.P.A. record.

Abigail Pierson1

F, b. 11 February 1821
Last Edited1 Jan 2012
Birth*Abigail Pierson was born on 11 February 1821 at Miami, Ohio; daughter of Abel and Mary (Buffington) Pierson.2 
Married Name As of 4 March 1841,her married name was Macy.3,4 
Marriage*She married George Macy, son of John Macy and Nancy Yount, on 4 March 1841 at Montgomery, Ohio.3,2,4 
(Witness) CensusAbigail Pierson appeared on the census of 1880 Union Twp., Montgomery, Ohio, in the household of George Macy; page 752C, occupation day laborer, 1 child at home.5 

Family

George Macy b. 27 Jul 1818, d. 28 Feb 1903
Children

Citations

  1. [S311] Lindsay M. Brien, Montgomery County, Ohio Marriages.
  2. [S427] Edited by Frank Conover A. W. Bowen, Montgomery County, Ohio Centennial Biographical Record, page 918.
  3. [S311] Lindsay M. Brien, Montgomery County, Ohio Marriages, Brien, WPA.
  4. [S2063] Ohio County Courthouses, Ohio County Marriages, 1790-1950.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Mary Yount1,2

F, b. 1800
Last Edited12 Apr 2003
Birth*Mary Yount was born in 1800 at North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of 2 January 1820,her married name was Macy.1,2 
Marriage*She married Paul Macy, son of Thomas Macy and Anna Sweet, on 2 January 1820 at Montgomery, Ohio.1,2 
(Witness) CensusMary Yount appeared on the census of 23 July 1850 Harrison Twp., Montgomery, Ohio, in the household of Paul Macy; page 484B, occupation farmer, land valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMary Yount appeared on the census of 28 July 1860 Phillippsburg, Clay Twp., Montgomery, Ohio, in the household of Paul Macy; page 411B, occupation retired farmer, real estate valued at $14,000, personal property at $10,000; only child at home was Jonathan, occupation clerk.3 

Family

Paul Macy b. 6 Mar 1798
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S311] Lindsay M. Brien, Montgomery County, Ohio Marriages, Brien, WPA.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Edwin George Maxwell1,2,3

M, b. 1888
Last Edited20 Dec 2011
Birth*Edwin George Maxwell was born in 1888 at Nebraska; son of F.E. Maxwell and Anna Crother.4,5 
Marriage*He married Mabel Pearl Hoover, daughter of Frederick Emanuel Hoover and Minnie Hortensen Chambers, on 25 December 1910 at Auburn, Nemaha, Nebraska; marriage index doesn't have date.1,6 
Census*Edwin George Maxwell appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 at Logan, Colorado, ED 195, sheet 2B, occupation manager-distribution, owned home, 3 children at home; lived near Frederick Hoover.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, Ed 10, sheet 13A, occupation agent-gas & oil, renting-$20 month, no radio, 4 children at home.7 

Family

Mabel Pearl Hoover b. 7 Feb 1892, d. Jul 1971
Children

Citations

  1. [S399] Nemaha County Book Committee, Nemaha County Nebraska, John and Vere Shafer biography.
  2. [S466] Clerk of Nemaha County, Nemaha County, Nebraska Marriage Records, Book 7, page 33, no date in index.
  3. [S2] Florence (Wagoner) Field, "Ancestral File of Florence Field", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S466] Clerk of Nemaha County, Nemaha County, Nebraska Marriage Records, Book 7, page 33.
  6. [S495] Unknown author, Hoover Nebraska History.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Axa Ann Watkins1

F, b. 1852
Last Edited1 Jun 2002
Birth*Axa Ann Watkins was born in 1852 at Ohio.1 
Married Name As of 1 November 1868,her married name was Elkins.1 
Marriage*She married Francis M. Elkins, son of William Elkins and Nancy J. (?), on 1 November 1868 at Marshall, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusAxa Ann Watkins appeared on the census of 1880 Etna Green, Kosciusko, Indiana, in the household of Francis M. Elkins; page 65B, occupation store clerk, two children.1 

Family

Francis M. Elkins b. 1848
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S400] Tippecanoe River Chapter DAR, Marshall County Cemetery Records, Summit Chapel Cemetery.

Benjamin Cox

M
Last Edited15 Sep 2002
Marriage*Benjamin Cox married Dora Elkins, daughter of Reuben Elkins and Hepziliah Barrett, on 7 June 1885 at Marshall, Indiana

Family

Dora Elkins b. 1867

James Snyder1

M, b. 1846
Last Edited1 Jun 2002
Birth*James Snyder was born in 1846 at Indiana.1 
Marriage*He married Sarah A. Elkins, daughter of Reuben Elkins and Hepziliah Barrett, on 8 May 1874 at Marshall, Indiana.1 
Census*James Snyder appeared on the census of 1880 at Polk Twp., Marshall, Indiana, page 5A, occupation farmer, two children at home.1 

Family

Sarah A. Elkins b. 1852

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Hiram Messimore

M
Last Edited1 Jun 2002
Marriage*Hiram Messimore married Rachel A. Elkins, daughter of William Elkins and Nancy J. (?), on 19 December 1875 at Marshall, Indiana; no census record found in 1880. 

Family

Rachel A. Elkins b. 1856

Henry Herrin

M
Last Edited1 Jun 2002
Marriage*Henry Herrin married Margaret Jane Elkins, daughter of John Elkins and Elizabeth Bell, on 10 January 1858 at Marshall, Indiana; no census record for 1880. 

Family

Margaret Jane Elkins b. 1842

Sarah A. Henry1

F, b. 1832
FatherGeorge Adam Henry1 b. 26 Dec 1789, d. bt 1860 - 1865
MotherSarah Ann (Sally) Wagener1 b. 1791, d. 28 Aug 1879
Last Edited28 Jul 2004
Birth*Sarah A. Henry was born in 1832 at District 42, Morgan, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1860 Bath District, Morgan, Virginia, in the household of George Adam Henry and Sarah Ann (Sally) Wagener; page 387, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, gives place of birth as Maryland, 2 children, Sarah "W" Henry is listed as age 28 rather than 68; Sarah A. is 25 and Mary is 23; no date on census form.2 
(Witness) CensusSarah A. Henry appeared on the census of 13 August 1870 Bath Twp., Morgan, West Virginia, in the household of Robert Buck Ambrose; page 114, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, Mary, her sister Sarah and mother Sarah living with him.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Rose Ann Rooney1

F, b. 1825
FatherMichael Rooney1 b. 7 Jan 1790, d. 3 Sep 1859
MotherJane Plotner1 b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 20 Jan 1863
Last Edited22 Nov 2006
Birth*Rose Ann Rooney was born in 1825 at Berkeley, Virginia.1 
Married Name As of circa 1842,her married name was Harper.1 
Marriage*She married Thomas S. or L. Harper circa 1842 at Berkeley, Virginia; or Morgan; no marriage record.1 
(Witness) CensusRose Ann Rooney appeared on the census of 11 September 1850 Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 401, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children, Angeline Weddell, age 20, and Richard Plotner, age 13, living with them.1 
(Witness) CensusRose Ann Rooney appeared on the census of 21 August 1860 Jones Springs P.O., Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 922, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 7 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusRose Ann Rooney appeared on the census of 28 June 1870 Hedgesville, Berkeley, West Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 220, occupation farmer, 43al estate valued at $500, 7 children at home.3 
Census*Rose Ann Rooney appeared on the census of 1880 at Hedgesville Twp., Berkeley, West Virginia, page 299C, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1880 Hedgesville Twp., Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 299C, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.4 

Family

Thomas S. or L. Harper b. 1817
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Thomas S. or L. Harper1

M, b. 1817
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Thomas S. or L. Harper was born in 1817 at Virginia.1 
Marriage*He married Rose Ann Rooney, daughter of Michael Rooney and Jane Plotner, circa 1842 at Berkeley, Virginia; or Morgan; no marriage record.1 
Census*Thomas S. or L. Harper appeared on the census of 11 September 1850 at Berkeley, Virginia, page 401, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children, Angeline Weddell, age 20, and Richard Plotner, age 13, living with them.1 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 August 1860 at Jones Springs P.O., Berkeley, Virginia, page 922, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 7 children at home.2 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 June 1870 at Hedgesville, Berkeley, West Virginia, page 220, occupation farmer, 43al estate valued at $500, 7 children at home.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1880 at Hedgesville Twp., Berkeley, Virginia, page 299C, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.4 

Family

Rose Ann Rooney b. 1825
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Mary (Martha) Harper1

F, b. 1844
FatherThomas S. or L. Harper2 b. 1817
MotherRose Ann Rooney2 b. 1825
Last Edited4 Jun 2002
Birth*Mary (Martha) Harper was born in 1844 at Berkeley, Virginia.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 11 September 1850 Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 401, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children, Angeline Weddell, age 20, and Richard Plotner, age 13, living with them.2 
(Witness) CensusMary (Martha) Harper appeared on the census of 21 August 1860 Jones Springs P.O., Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 922, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 7 children at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1860.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

James Harper1

M, b. 1846
FatherThomas S. or L. Harper1 b. 1817
MotherRose Ann Rooney1 b. 1825
Last Edited4 Jun 2002
Birth*James Harper was born in 1846 at Berkeley, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 September 1850 Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 401, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children, Angeline Weddell, age 20, and Richard Plotner, age 13, living with them.1 
(Witness) CensusJames Harper appeared on the census of 21 August 1860 Jones Springs P.O., Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 922, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 7 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Zachary Taylor Harper1

M, b. 1848
FatherThomas S. or L. Harper2 b. 1817
MotherRose Ann Rooney2 b. 1825
Last Edited4 Jun 2002
Birth*Zachary Taylor Harper was born in 1848 at Berkeley, Virginia.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 September 1850 Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 401, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children, Angeline Weddell, age 20, and Richard Plotner, age 13, living with them.2 
(Witness) CensusZachary Taylor Harper appeared on the census of 21 August 1860 Jones Springs P.O., Berkeley, Virginia, in the household of Thomas S. or L. Harper; page 922, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 7 children at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1860.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Jefferson Rooney1

M, b. 1830
FatherMichael Rooney1 b. 7 Jan 1790, d. 3 Sep 1859
MotherJane Plotner1 b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 20 Jan 1863
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Jefferson Rooney was born in 1830 at Berkeley, Virginia; or Morgan.1 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1880 at Phillipsburg, Phillips, Kansas, page 134C, occupation farmer, only person in household.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

James Rooney1

M, b. between 1833 and 1838, d. before 1850
FatherMichael Rooney1 b. 7 Jan 1790, d. 3 Sep 1859
MotherJane Plotner1 b. 1 Oct 1797, d. 20 Jan 1863
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*James Rooney was born between 1833 and 1838 at Berkeley, Virginia; or Morgan.1 
(Witness) DeathHe witnessed the death of Elizabeth Brook circa 1840 at Union Twp., Miami, Ohio; no female spouse present in 1840 census.2 
Death*James Rooney died before 1850 at Berkeley, Virginia; not at home in 1850 census; probably died young.3 

Citations

  1. [S398] Joanne Wilken, "Ancestral File of Joanne Wilken (Rooney Family)", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Rhoda Foreman1

F, b. 1835
FatherJacob Foreman1 b. 2 Sep 1814, d. 23 Mar 1900
MotherJane Rooney1 b. 1812
Last Edited31 May 2002
Birth*Rhoda Foreman was born in 1835 at Warren, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 October 1850 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 193, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, 5 children and Clinton Crawford, age 17, b. IN, at home.1 
NoteB* Married William Harrison.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S408] Jones County Genealogical Society, Jones County, Iowa Marriage Books, page 647.

Margaret Foreman1

F, b. 1838
FatherJacob Foreman1 b. 2 Sep 1814, d. 23 Mar 1900
MotherJane Rooney1 b. 1812
Last Edited31 May 2002
Birth*Margaret Foreman was born in 1838 at Warren, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 October 1850 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 193, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, 5 children and Clinton Crawford, age 17, b. IN, at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMargaret Foreman appeared on the census of 26 July 1860 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 168, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $14,000, 5 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusMargaret Foreman appeared on the census of 14 August 1870 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 191, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $16,000, 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren at home; Margaret apparently was widowed.2 
NoteB* Married Gilmore, resided in Shelby County, Iowa in 1879.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S409] Western Historical Company, History of Jones County, Iowa, page 647.

Mary J. Foreman1

F, b. 1840
FatherJacob Foreman1 b. 2 Sep 1814, d. 23 Mar 1900
MotherJane Rooney1 b. 1812
Last Edited31 May 2002
Birth*Mary J. Foreman was born in 1840 at Warren, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 October 1850 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 193, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, 5 children and Clinton Crawford, age 17, b. IN, at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMary J. Foreman appeared on the census of 26 July 1860 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 168, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $14,000, 5 children at home.2 
NoteB* Married Cook, lived in Shelby County, Iowa in 1879.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S409] Western Historical Company, History of Jones County, Iowa, page 679.

Elizabeth Foreman1

F, b. 1842, d. before 1879
FatherJacob Foreman1 b. 2 Sep 1814, d. 23 Mar 1900
MotherJane Rooney1 b. 1812
Last Edited31 May 2002
Birth*Elizabeth Foreman was born in 1842 at Warren, Indiana; Illinois or Indiana birth?1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 October 1850 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 193, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, 5 children and Clinton Crawford, age 17, b. IN, at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Foreman appeared on the census of 26 July 1860 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 168, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $14,000, 5 children at home.2 
Death*Elizabeth Foreman died before 1879; married name was Sunday.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S409] Western Historical Company, History of Jones County, Iowa, page 679.

Elnora M. (Evaline) Foreman1

F, b. 1846
FatherJacob Foreman1 b. 2 Sep 1814, d. 23 Mar 1900
MotherJane Rooney1 b. 1812
Last Edited31 May 2002
Birth*Elnora M. (Evaline) Foreman was born in 1846 at Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 October 1850 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 193, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, 5 children and Clinton Crawford, age 17, b. IN, at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElnora M. (Evaline) Foreman appeared on the census of 26 July 1860 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 168, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $14,000, 5 children at home.2 
NoteB* Married B.H. Millar, lived in Olin in 1879.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S409] Western Historical Company, History of Jones County, Iowa, page 647.

Augusta (Angeline) Foreman1

F, b. 1852
FatherJacob Foreman1 b. 2 Sep 1814, d. 23 Mar 1900
MotherJane Rooney1 b. 1812
Last Edited31 May 2002
Birth*Augusta (Angeline) Foreman was born in 1852 at Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 26 July 1860 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 168, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $14,000, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusAugusta (Angeline) Foreman appeared on the census of 14 August 1870 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 191, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $16,000, 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren at home; Margaret apparently was widowed.1 
NoteB* Married name Smith, living at home in 1879.2 
(Witness) CensusAugusta (Angeline) Foreman appeared on the census of 1880 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of Jacob Foreman; page 486A, occupation farmer, 1 daughter, apparently widowed, at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S409] Western Historical Company, History of Jones County, Iowa, page 679.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Sarah Rooney1

F, b. 12 January 1813, d. 24 February 1891
FatherJames Rooney2 b. 1788, d. 15 Jan 1829
MotherRhoda Smyth2 b. c 1790, d. 9 Apr 1866
Last Edited8 Apr 2003
Birth*Sarah Rooney was born on 12 January 1813 at Berkeley, Virginia.2,3 
Married Name As of 6 August 1835,her married name was Norton.4 
Marriage*She married James D. Norton on 6 August 1835 at Warren, Indiana.4 
(Witness) NoteB On 22 December 1856, the heirs of James Rooney sold to Jacob Miller for $25 their interest in 33 acres of land owned by James Rooney, decd.5 
(Witness) CensusSarah Rooney appeared on the census of 26 July 1860 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of James D. Norton; page 722-723, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $3,000, 11 children at home.6 
(Witness) CensusSarah Rooney appeared on the census of 12 August 1870 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of James D. Norton; page 185, occupation farmer, no property value listed, 6 children at home.7 
(Witness) CensusSarah Rooney appeared on the census of 1880 Rome Twp., Jones, Iowa, in the household of James D. Norton; page 486B, occupation farmer, 2 sons at home, working on farm.8 
Death*Sarah Rooney died on 24 February 1891 at Jones, Iowa, at age 78.3 

Family

James D. Norton b. 14 Apr 1810, d. 19 Jul 1889
Children

Citations

  1. [S405] Deed.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860-1880.
  3. [S398] Joanne Wilken, "Ancestral File of Joanne Wilken (Rooney Family)", Ancestral File.
  4. [S45] Genealogy Division Indiana State Library, Indiana Marriages Through 1850.
  5. [S664] Morgan County VA (WV) Deeds: Book 7, page 102.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Michael Rooney Sr.1

M, b. 29 November 1763, d. 29 September 1837
Last Edited28 Apr 2014
Birth*Michael Rooney Sr. was born on 29 November 1763 at Ireland; or Virginia.2 
Marriage*He married Jennie T. (?) circa 1785.2 
Land Purch* On 29 March 1796 Michael Rooney Sr. purchased land at Berkeley, Virginia, two tracts containing 618 acres, from Jayne Payne of Loudon County, Virginia, where he also lived.3 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1810 at Berkeley, Virginia, page 573, 1 male under 10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male and 1 female 45+.4 
(Witness) DeathHe witnessed the death of Jennie T. (?) on 15 April 1815 at Berkeley, Virginia; buried at the Rooney Family Cemetery.5 
Marriage*Michael Rooney Sr. married Martha Ensminger on 27 November 1816 at Berkeley, Virginia.6,1 
CensusMichael Rooney Sr. appeared on the census of 1820 at Morgan, Virginia, page 7, 1 male 18-25, 1 male and 1 female 45+.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 at Berkeley, Virginia, page 241, 1 male 50-59, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 60-69.8 
Will*He left a will on 2 February 1837 at Berkeley, Virginia; probated 13 November 1837.1,9 
Death*He died on 29 September 1837 at Berkeley, Virginia, at age 73.10 
(Witness) BioHistory of Berkeley County, West Virginia, p. 237.

Born in Ireland. Was a seaman in the British Navy and had the reputation of being an expert sailor and a skillful navigator. Was well educated for his day. Emigrated to Berkeley County about 1800 and purchased a large body of land on Cherry Run in Back Creek Valley. Was commissioned a Magistrate for Berkeley County and continued to hold that position for a number of years. When Morgan County was formed in 1820 from parts of Berkeley, Mr. Rooney loved on the western bank of this stream and this threw his new residence in the new county. He promptly removed tot the eastern side of the stream that he might still be a resident of Berkeley county. He held his court at the old Robert Snodgrass Tavern on Back Creek and dispensed justice and decided cases in law. This place became so much noted for his trials that it received the name of "Mike Rooney's Court" by the inhabitants for miles around. He was elected Sheriff of Berkeley County one term, which office he handled with the same dispatch that he had handled his Magistrate's Court. When he died, he left a will emancipating his slaves and providing means for their transportation to the colony in Liberia, Africa, but the slaves, though grateful for their freedom, refused to be transported to their ancestral home. Descendants of Michael Rooney, of which Lewis Rooney is one, still live in Back Creek Valley. 

Family 1

Jennie T. (?) b. 4 Sep 1758, d. 15 Apr 1815
Children

Family 2

Martha Ensminger b. 25 Jun 1792, d. 4 Jul 1842

Citations

  1. [S403] Will of Michael Rooney Sr. BCWB 12, page 338.
  2. [S398] Joanne Wilken, "Ancestral File of Joanne Wilken (Rooney Family)", Ancestral File.
  3. [S380] "Back Creek Valley, Part II", 1997, page 46.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  5. [S412] Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society, Graveyard History of Morgan County, West Virginia, Rooney Family Cemetery.
  6. [S314] Guy L. Keesecker, Berkeley County, Virginia Marriages, 1781 to 1857.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  9. [S380] "Back Creek Valley, Part II", 1997, page 47-48.
  10. [S404] Martinsburg, Various.