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Ransom G. Wall

Ransom G. Wall

Male 1809 - 1896  (86 years)

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  • Name Ransom G. Wall  [1, 2, 3
    Born 18 Apr 1809  Shenandoah Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 1 Feb 1896  Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Wall Family Cemetery, Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I6348  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2018 

    Family 1 Lucinda Snuffer,   b. 14 Apr 1816, Wythe Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1870, Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1835  [1
    Children 
     1. Madison G. Wall,   b. 25 May 1836, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1895, Scottown, Larence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Cyrus Kemper Wall,   b. 24 Jun 1838, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1890, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Sarah Elizabeth Wall,   b. 5 Jul 1843, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1929, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. James Owen Wall,   b. Abt 1843, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Russell B. Wall,   b. Abt 1845, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. George Washington Wall,   b. 11 Jun 1841, Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1916, Pedro, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Providence M. Wall,   b. 14 May 1851, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1893, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +8. Ransom Trumbo Wall,   b. 14 Oct 1853, Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1940, Windsor, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Lucinda A. Wall,   b. Abt 1856, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. David Wesley Wall,   b. 18 Apr 1861, Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1935, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Blackburn,   b. 1834, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jefferson Wall,   b. Abt 1872
     2. Floyd Wall,   b. Abt 1878, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1912, Windsor, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F3524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ransom George Wall
    Ransom George Wall

  • Notes 
    • Jim Wood states that sometime after they married in 1835, the Walls moved to Ohio. THE SNUFFERS, p. 55.

      Indeed, those facts are supported by the 1860 federal census. It shows that "Ransom Walls," 50, born in Virginia, was living with his wife Lucinda, 43, also born in VA, and 9 children: "Madison G," 23; "Cyrus C," 20; Sarah E, 18; James O, 17; "Russel B," 15; George W, 12; Providence, 8; Ransom T, 6; and Lucinda A, 4. Ransom was a farmer; Madison was a "farm laborer." 1860 U.S. Census, Windsor Twsp, Lawrence Cnty, OH (M 653, Roll 997, stamped p. 154B).

      The 1870 census records that Ransom Walls, 60, was living with his wife Lucinda, 55, and 4 sons: Madison, 34; Providence, 19; "Ranson," 16; and David, 9. The census states that Ransom, Lucinda and Madison were all born in (what is now) West Virginia; and that "Ranson" and David were born in Ohio. Ransom's occupation was as a farmer. The census states that son Madison "works on the farm," as did sons Providence and "Ranson." The youngest son, David, was employed "doing chores." 1870 U.S. Census, Windsor Twsp, Lawrence Cnty, OH (M 593, Roll 1231, stamped pp. 599B-600).

      In 1880 the census lists "Ranson Wall," 67, living with his wife Lucinda, 46 [sic], and 4 sons: Russell, 31, a laborer; David, 20, a laborer; Jefferson, 8, and Floyd, 2. Ransom was still working as a farmer. His son Cyrus "Kemper" lived 3 farmsteads away. Living on the next farm in the other direction was his son George, 33, his wife, also a Lucinda, 27, and 3 children. 1880 U.S. Census, Windsor Twsp, Lawrence Cnty, OH (T9, Roll 1039, stamped p. 415).

    • With the passage of time this couple's surname devolved and morphed from Walls to Wall. By the time of their deaths, the surname was fairly consistently spelled without a concluding "s." Therefore I have chosen to list and index their surnames as Wall.
    • (Research):
      Because of the substantial age difference between the two sets of sons mentioned in the 1880 census, it would appear that Ransom remarried after his wife Lucinda died in 1870. Or, "sons" Jefferson, 8, and Floyd, 2, may actually have been grandsons.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 55.

    2. [S789] OH Census 1860, Lawrence|, Ohio, Lawrence Cnty, 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (M653, Roll 997, p. 154B).

    3. [S793] Ancestry Tree - Read Griggs|, D. Susan Griggs Read, "Read Griggs", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13654589/person ; and Email correspondence from dsregus@aol.com).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 80678707.