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Reuben & Ann Handley George Line
Greenbrier Co (WV) Georges
How is Ann Handley George's husband Reuben George related to them?

Reuben George, born July 31, 1776, who died in Butler County OH in 1837 and was buried in the old George Burial Ground was not the son of Reuben and Mildred Rogers George, as family members once thought. (Having a different birth year wouldn't necessarily disprove him as their son, but being married to a different woman plus different birth and death years does.)

"Our" Reuben was in Greenbrier County VA (now WV) for several years, and married Archibald and Jean (HENDERSON) HANDLEY's daughter, Ann, there in 1797. (Where they lived in Greenbrier County later became Monroe Co, WV.) So the purpose of this page will be to collect the names of George's living in that area around that time in hopes of finding some proof of relationship. This is the area in which Mary Jane George Rieth (granddaughter of Cary George) did so much research.

Other George families living in Greenbrier County, WV may have been related to our Reuben George - or not. This may be later clarified by DNA tests through the George Surname Project. On the Surname GEORGE Study Test Results page, Reuben George 1776 is listed. Also see George Immigrants.


Greenbrier County West Virginia Links
* Links to Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, WV with Greenbrier Historical Society, The Harry Handley Collection
* Area map 1935 * Monroe Co came out of Greenbrier Co in 1799
* WVGenWeb - Greenbrier Co (pre 1799) * WVGenWeb - Monroe Co (1799 on)
* Photo of GEORGE marriages in Greenbrier Co [Note: Reuben George was listed as "Reuben Foster"]


GEORGEs in Greenbrier County WV
1750s - 1760s
Catherine George
b. ca 1760
d.
m. William BROWN
Notes:
John Dudley George
b. ca. 1758
d. 1781
m. Lucy DICKENSON
Notes:
Patsy George
b. ca 1762
d.
m. John BROWN
Notes:
Richard Dudly George
b.
d.

1768-1850s in Hancock Co, OH
1787 deed with Wm Francis GEORGE (father/son?)
1792 census
1794 deed
married Sara BURR, Dec 8, 1788 GB Co.
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999
Thomas George
b.
d.
Children (?):
* Wm. GEORGE died before 1842 on Muddy Cr., m Ruth CONNER
* John A. GEORGE m 1829 Margaret MILLER (GB Co); in Civil War
* Thomas Lewis GEORGE, b ca 1796
* George GEORGE died before 1844
* Sally GEORGE m John GUINN 1812 GB Co
* Jane GEORGE b 1794? m HUFFMAN
* Elizabeth GEORGE m Jacob SURBAUGH 1823 GB Co
* Polly GEORGE m SAFFER (Shaffer? see below)
* Sinthy GEORGE m Joel FRAZIER 1826 GB Co
* Malinda GEORGE m BOGESS
* Della GEORGE m MCCRAY
* Catherine GEORGE m SUMNER
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999
1767-1844 Estate Adm by Wm
1791 married first wife, Cathy MCCOY (GB Co)
1792 census
1796 buys 155 acres
1805 alone on census & buys land on Muddy Creek
1810 lives on Muddy Creek
1815 on census
1825 deeds
1845 deeds to William
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999

1820 census, Greenbrier Co
1830 census, Greenbrier Co; plus John George
Source: Richard L. George
1770s - 1780s
Charles George
b.
d.
Only George on 1782 tax list
William George
b. ?
d. ?
* Capt in Rev War; taken prisoner 17 Nov 1776 at Ft. Washington battle
* head of family 1783-1786, per 1790 census, Grnb Co
* Source: Margaret Blanton, 5/14/2000
William Francis George
b.
d.
On 1787 deed with Richard Dudley GEORGE
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999
1790s - 1800
Jesse George
b.
d.
on 1792 census, GB Co
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999
John George
b.
d.
on 1792 Grand Jury, GB Co
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999
Reuben George
b. July 31 1776 in VA
d. Summer, 1837 in Butler Co OH
m. Ann Handley in Greenbrier Co WV
on 2 Mar 1797
Children born in Greenbrier Co:
   Fannie GEORGE, b 1798
   Joshua GEORGE, b 1801
   Reuben GEORGE Jr., b 1803
   Jane GEORGE, b 1805
   Enoch GEORGE, b 1807
   (daughter) GEORGE, b 1809
Monroe Co VA (WV) Third Census, 1810 VA roll 70
Reuben George family:
   3 males 0-10 yrs old
   1 male 25-45
   2 females 0-10
   1 female 11-16
   1 female 45 & over
   no free or slaves
Other families listed: Foster, Thompson, Swope, Handley
Sampson George
b.
d.
on 1792 deed with wife Ann, GB Co
Source: Hal McCawley, Jun 30 1999
Other Related Family Names on 1810 Census
Thompson
lived on Rich Creek near Carpenter Run.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
Miller, including John at 26-44 yrs old
Lived next to Thompson family.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
Bails family
Lived next to Miller family.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
David Thompson
Lived next to Bails family.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
Grigsby Foster and wife Martha Handley
Lived on Muddy Lick of Indian Creek adjoining Little and Peter's Mountain. They later sold this land to George Miller. Next to David Thompson family.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
Bails
Lived next to Grigsby Foster.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
3 Simmons
Lived next to Bails family.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
John Legg
Lived next to Simmons family.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
Reuben and Ann Handley George
Lived next to John Legg.
Source: 1810 Monroe Co census Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999
Early 1800s
Margaret "Peggy" HANDLEY
b. ca 1787, 1788 VA
d. 7 Jan 1857, Francesville, IN (Roselawn Cemetery)

m. Thomas RAINES
on 21 Apr 1806 Monroe Co WV
b. ca 1786
d.

Child: Nancy (per "IGI") (not listed by Randy Hanley)
The Monroe County Marriage Record stated that Margaret George, d/o Reuben and Anna GEORGE, married Thomas Raines. In actuality, his wife was Margaret Handley (1788 VA - 1857 IN) and not Margaret George, and they named one of their children Handley Raines. This Margaret is not the William and Keziah Caile Handley daughter Margaret Handley (1789-1861) who married a Mr. Campbell Source: Melva Wheelwright, 11/16/1999 & 10/02/2006

According to Randy Hanley's book, Thomas and Peggy had 6 children:
1. Thomas Rains - -
2. William Rains - 1816 -
3. Jonathon Rains - May 07, 1820 OH -
4. St Clair Rains - Dec 12, 1822 OH -
5. Elizabeth Rains - 1828 OH -
6. Handley Rains - 1835 - (He had a daughter, Eva Rains Silence, a granddaughter, Anna Silence Hawkins, a great-granddaughter, Cora Hawkins Bingaman, and a 2 great-granddaughter, Audrey Bingaman Patterson.)

Polly George
b. 1790s?
d.
m. Peter SHAFFER
on 27 Mar 1824 Greenbrier Co WV
b. 1795
d.
moved to Nicholas Co.
Source: M. Shaffer, 12/28/2000
Another Polly George is listed in the VA Marriage Bonds, Vol 1 (Ref 929.3 V1-Re Vol. 1)
page 22: Polly George, orphan of Reuben George, married Joseph A Weed, 10 Oct 1816 in Richmond, VA.
George's In Nearby Summers County, WV
John George
b. ca 1783
d.
m. Elizabeth B. MILLER
on May 26 1868
child: Elizabeth GEORGE
b. 1809
Source: Doug Sailor
Elizabeth George
b. 1809, Sumner Co WV?
to John & Elizabeth George
d.
m. Jacob SAILOR, Jr.
on ?
b. 1806
Source: Doug Sailor 10/16/2000



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