Lavina Ann Doss: Birth: ABT 18 MAR 1846 in Mason County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1 AUG 1945 in Wyoma Ridge near Gallipolis Ferry, Mason County, West Virginia
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1810 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1820 U.S. Federal Census [see mother's listing]
1830 U.S. Federal Census [see mother's listing]
1840 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, (West) Virginia Page 214 Claunch, William Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 (William) Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (Mariah J.) Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 (Polly) Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2 Free White Persons - Under 20: 1 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 3 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3
1850 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, (West) Virginia The 38th District, Sheet No. 422A Enumerated by me on the 17th day of September 1850. C. B. Waggener, Ass't Marshal. HH #842-853 William Clonch 43 M Farmer Virginia cannot read & write Polly Doss 34 F Virginia cannot read & write John W. Doss 9 M Virginia Alexander Doss 7 M Virginia Lavina A. Doss 5 F Virginia Jeremiah Doss 2 M Virginia (121 in file)
1860 U.S. Federal Census Mason County, (West) Virginia District No. 2, Page No. 46 Enumerated by me on the 16th day of June, 1860. J. O. Choa, Ass't Marshal. Mursers Bottom Post Office, Page No. 874 HH #345-316 Wm Claunch 52 M Farmer $444 $120 Virginia Mary Claunch 43 F Virginia John W. Claunch 19 M Virginia Alex Claunch 18 M Virginia Luvina Claunch 14 F Virginia Elizabeth Claunch 9 F Virginia Thos. E. Claunch 8 M Virginia Joel Claunch 6 M Virginia Charles H. Claunch 3 M Virginia John W. Clark 64 M Virginia (104 in file)
Death Record Name: William Clonch Sex: Male Death Date: 20 Jan 1863 Death Place: Mason County, West Virginia Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever Age at Death: 56y Birth Place: Kanawha County, Virginia Marital Status: M Spouse: Mary Clonch (consort) Occupation: Gunsmith Mother: not known Father: not known Informant: Mary Clonch, widow (in file)
Last Will and Testament of William Clonch
January the 17th 1863 This is my Last Will and testimony wherein I do wish to will my Land to Mary Doss and her Children John William Doss, Alexander Doss, Loving Ann Doss, Elizabeth Jane Doss, Thomas Eli Doss, Joel Doss and Charles Henry Doss and my wish is that the said [Mary Doss and her said] heirs shall hold the percession of said Land and to work it at their option untill the said Mary Dosses Death and then to be Equally Divided between said Children and that the said Land shall not be transfered out of the family if it is that the said transfer shall not stand and I do will Mariah Jane Petterson three Dollars and I do will John William Doss one horse and Alexander Doss one young mare and Loving Ann one 2 year old Colt and my tools and implements stay on the farm of all kinds to stay on the farm for the use of the family and I have made this my will and do acknowledge the same to be my volunter act and have this the day above written caused my name to be written and have fixed my mark and seal to be made. William -his mark- Clonch Attest Matthias Long Mary Ellen -her mark- Doss Sarah Jane -her mark- Doss in addition to the foregoing will it is my will that Thomas Doss Has My Big Gun.
At a Court held for the County of Mason at the courthouse therof on Monday the 2nd day of March 1863. A writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of William Clonch deceased, was this day produced in Court and proven by the oaths of Matthias Long, Mary Ellen Doss, and Sarah Jane Doss, the subscribing Witnesses thereto, who made oath that said writing was signed and acknowledged by the said William Clonch by his marking his mark thereto, and at the same time acknowledging the same as and for his last Will and Testament in their presence and at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, they signed their names as witnesses thereto, and that the said Testator was of sound mind and disposing memory to the best of their knowledge, and belief. Whereupon it is ordered that said writing be recorded and admitted to probate, as and for the last Will and Testament of the said William Clonch decd. Copy Teste James H. Holloway Clk.
John Patterson and Maria Jane Pattersons Children and heirs at law of William Clonch deceased having come into court after the application had been made to Submit a certain writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of said Clonch to probate moved the court to recind their Judgement on said Application. And thereupon the Court having condisered thereof doth reconsider the same, and doth continue the further hearing of the same to the next term of this court. Copy Teste James H. Holloway Clk.
At a court held for the County of Mason, at the Courthouse thereof on Monday the 6th day of April 1863. A writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William Clonch deceased, bearing date on the 17th day of January 1863 was this day again produced in Court by Mary Doss and other legatees named in said will, in order to be proved: and John Patterson and Maria Jane Patterson his wife appeared by charlest P. T. Moore Esq. their Attorney and opposed the proof of the said Will. Whereupon ? Witnesses were sworn and examined and the parties aforesaid, by their counsel fully hears; on consideration whereof it is the opinion of the court, that the said William Clonch deceased, at the time of executing the writing dated on the 17th day of January 1863 was of sound and disposing Mind and Memory, and that he was under no influence, And Matthias Long, Mary Ellen Doss, and Sarah Jane Doss, subscribing witnesses to the said writing, having testified in court, that the said William Clonch signed and published the same in their presence as and for his last Will and Testament, that they subscribe their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testador, and in the presence of each other, and at his request, and that the said Testador was of sound mind and memory as far as they knew or believed; it is ordered that the said writing bearing date as aforesaid, be recorded as and for the last Will and Testament of the said William Clonch, deceased, Except the memorandum thereto annexed, and that same be also admitted to probate. And it further ordered by the court, that the said John Patterson, and Maria Janes Patterson, pay to the said Mary Doss and other legatees in siad Will their costs by them in this behalf expensed. Copy Teste James H. Holloway Clk. Transcribed by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, 25 September 2011 [Source: West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971; Mason Will book, v. 01A 1833-1875; Page 166-167 (image 104); online https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18256-40179-14?cc=1909099&wc=10916722]
Land left to Mary Doss in above will was sold to Louvenia Patterson by her heirs. The following document needs to be checked: In deed book 53, page 202, dated 29 April 1892, John W. and wife Mary E. Clonch, Alexander and wife Bertha (sic, Tobitha), Charles and wife Mary, Thomas and wife Missouri, Joel and wife Betsy, heirs of William Clonch to Louvenia Patterson all of the Mason County, West Virginia, property in Clendenin District, Mason County, West Virginia. According to these records, William Clonch is the father of the Doss children.
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