Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday's Stories, 52 Ancestor Weeks, Week # 14, Barbara (nee) Delawder Halterman

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This is week 12 of my participation Amy Johnson Crow's, once a week challenge to blog about one ancestor a week, tell their story, biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on that one ancestor. More about the challenge can be found at her Blog, No Story Too Small.

Barbara Delawder was born Aug 30, 1847 near Mathias, Hardy County, Virginia to David Delawder and his wife, Barbara (nee) Cullers Delawder.  It should be noted that her death certificate states she was born in West Virginia, but, we note, that in 1847 there was NO West Virginia.

Barbara, or Barbary as she seemed to be known to her family was married on the 13th of July 1871 to Daniel Halterman in Hardy County West Virginia.

As I was preparing (reviewing) to write this post I realized I did not have a digital copy of their marriage, so, off to the wonderful research site of West Virginia Division of Culture and History/West Virginia Archives and History, where I found said digital copy.  Her maiden name is not indexed correctly, Delander, close, but, I had to search by "Halterman only" to get results.  This search resulted in the copy and a correction in their marriage date, I had July 1st (date previously provided by family).  It further provides information that they were married at Lost River in the residence of Sellesteen (since the hand writing is hard to read, it is believed that is the spelling used) Whitmer.  (There are several Whitmers by that given name, I believe this is Barbara's first cousin.)

Recently I was given access to my grandmother's photos.  Daniel and Barbary were her grandparents.  I found this lovely photo of them in the collection.  It states that this was taken at their Criders, Virginia home.  I have access to other photos of this couple where they are dressed the same, photo op day, treasures all.

I have the names of six children from the union of Daniel and Barbary:  Sarah (known as Sallie), Martha (died young), David, Victoria (known as Vickie), Alice and Addison. 

In 1880 the young family is still living in Lost River, Hardy, West Virginia: Dan Halterman, aged 28; Barbary Halterman, aged 30; daughter Sarah Halterman, aged 7; son David Halterman, aged 3; daughter Victoria Halterman, aged 1.

The family is found on the 1900 U.S. Census of Plains, Rockingham County, Virginia: Daniel Halterman, aged 48; Barbara Halterman, aged 52; daughter Sallie Halterman, aged 27; daughter Victoria Halterman, aged 21; daughter Alice Halterman, aged 19; and son Addison Halterman, aged 16.  Only son David is not enumerated as he was married in 1899.

Barbara is enumerated on the 1910 U.S. Census of Plains, Rockingham County, Virginia:  Daniel Halterman, age 58 (number is hard to read, has been indexed as 56); Barbara Halterman, aged 61; and daughter, Alise Halterman,aged 29. In this census, it is noted that she had six children, five of whom survive.

Barbara appears on the 1920 U.S. Census of Wettings, Rockingham County, Virginia:  Daniel Halterman aged  67 and Barbara Halterman aged 71.  Their daughter, Alice (Sevier) is also enumerated in their household, a married woman, aged 39.  One grandchild is also enumerated.

Barbara will die before the 1930 census, here is her death certificate, courtesy of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Barbara is buried in the family cemetery.  I maintain her Find A Grave memorial.

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