WESTFALL GENEALOGY

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Joel Westfall Jr.

Joel Westfall Jr. was born January 23, 1779 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died August 25, 1858 in Kincheloe Creek, Harrison County, (West) Virginia. He married 1st Elizabeth White January 4, 1798 in Randolph County, Virginia, daughter of William White and Mary Wallace. She was born Abt. 1779, and died July 14, 1820 in Buckhannon, Upshur County, (West) Virginia. Joel was born to Joel Westfall and Mary Houston. His father died eight months before his birth and he was raised by his mother and her second husband John Wilson. Joel wed Elizabeth White in Randolph County, Virginia (WV) on January 4, 1798. They lived in Beverly and there Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth White had these children: (1) John Wesley Westfall born on 3 Nov 1798, died 1870; (2) Henry Frye Westfall born on 9 Dec 1799, died 1884; (3) Wilson Westfall born on 31 Oct 1801; (4) William Westfall born on 3 Aug 1803; {5) Hannah Westfall born on 16 Apr 1805, died 1892; and (6) Mary Westfall Hughes born on 6 Dec 1807, died 1894. On June 18, 1808, Joel bought 112 acres on Radcliffe's Run at Buckhannon, Virginia (WV). He worked there as a surveyor and builder, and there Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth White had these children: (7) Isaac Westfall born on 16 Apr 1810; (8) Elizabeth Westfall born on 14 May 1812; (9) Houston Simon Westfall born on 14 Aug 1814, died 1864; and (10) Allen Jackson Westfall born on 14 Aug 1814, 1871. Joel Westfall Jr.'s wife Elizabeth White died on July 14, 1820 and Joel wed 2nd Priscilla Rollins in Lewis (Upshur) County on September 23, 1821. Joel Westfall Jr. and Priscilla Rollins had these children: (1) Angelina Westfall born on 12 Mar 1823; (2) Zelia Priscilla Westfall born on 15 Dec 1824, died 1864; (3) Ethelbert Drake Westfall born on 5 Aug 1826, died 1895; (4) Caroline Westfall born on 5 Nov 1828; (5) Joel Lafayette Westfall born on 25 Apr 1840; (6) Alvin M. Westfall born Jun 15, 1832; and (7) Lola Frances Westfall born in 1827. Joel died in 1858 on his land at Kincheloe Creek in Harrison County, West Virginia. Priscilla died on December 5, 1878.

Joel Westfall Jr. 2nd wife Priscilla Rollins, was a daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth (MacGill) Rollins. She was born in 1796 and died in 1878. Joel Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Elizabeth White was the daughter of William White, the Scout and Indian fighter, so closely connected with the history of Bush's Fort, and who was killed by the Indians just in sight of Bush's Fort near the Buckhannon River in Upshur County, West Virginia in 1782.

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Joel Westfall Jr. was the son of Joel and Mary (Houston) Westfall, the grandson of Jacob and Judith (Hornbeck) Westfall, and the great grandson of Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall. His great great grandparents were Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall, and Joel Westfall Jr's great great great grandfather was the original Westfall immigrant to America who came to America in 1642 from Holland, Jurian Westfall who married Maritje Hansen.

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Joel Westfall Jr. and his 1st wife Elizabeth (White) Westfall had 10 children-(1) John Wesley Westfall born on 3 Nov 1798, died 1870; (2) Henry Frye Westfall born on 9 Dec 1799, died 1884; (3) Wilson Westfall born on 31 Oct 1801; (4) William B. Westfall born on 3 Aug 1803; {5) Hannah Westfall born on 16 Apr 1805, died 1892; and (6) Mary Westfall Hughes born on 6 Dec 1807, died 1894. On June 18, 1808, Joel bought 112 acres on Radcliffe's Run at Buckhannon, Virginia (WV). He worked there as a surveyor and builder, and there Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth White had these children: (7) Isaac Westfall born on 16 Apr 1810; (8) Elizabeth Westfall born on 14 May 1812; (9) Houston Simon Westfall born on 14 Aug 1814, died 1864; and (10) Allen Jackson Westfall born on 14 Aug 1814, 1871.

Joel Westfall Jr.'s wife Elizabeth White died on July 14, 1820 and Joel wed 2nd Priscilla Rollins in Lewis (Upshur) County on September 23, 1821. Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Priscilla Rollins had 7 children: (1) Angelina Westfall born on 12 Mar 1823; (2) Zelia Priscilla Westfall born on 15 Dec 1824, died 1864; (3) Ethelbert Drake Westfall born on 5 Aug 1826, died 1895; (4) Caroline Westfall born on 5 Nov 1828; (5) and Joel Lafayette Westfall born on 25 Apr 1840; (6) Alvin M. Westfall born Jun 15, 1832; and (7) Lola Frances Westfall born in 1827.

(1) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son John Wesley Westfall was born Nov. 03, 1798 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, and died before 1870 in Ritchie County, West Virgnia. He married Elizabeth Simon Feb. 07, 1819 in Lewis Co., VA. She was born in 1797. Both John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth (Simon) Westfall are buried in Westfall Cemetery in Smithville, Ritchie Co., WVA. Children of John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth Simon were-Joel J. Westfall born Aug. 24, 1819 Buchannon, Richie County, Virginia, died Oct. 29, 1910 Smithville, Ritchie County, Virginia, married Eliza B. Mills; James Barnes Westfall (1829 - 1870), married Martha J. Zickefoose in 12-5-1850; Jacob Westfall born February 22, 1822 in Virginia, died Abt. 1859 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, married 1st Ivy Marteney, and married 2nd Elizabeth Stuart; Jasper Newton Westfall born 8-12-1836, died young at Smithville, Ritchie Co., WVA; Margaret Westfall born 1-24-1824, married John Core; and Mary Eliza Westfall born 1828 in Lewis Co., VA, died 1916, Smithville, Ritchie Co, WVA, married Robert Stuart.

(Note: Here is some more information about John Wesley Westfall - Frederick's Mill ranks among the oldest landmarks in Ritchie County. It was built by Benjamin Hardman & Benjamin Cunningham. In 1845 it was rented by Joel J. Westfall and the following year bought by Joel J. Wesfall & his father, John Wesley Westfall. When the flood came in 1852 the lumber, grist mill and all except the saw mill was washed away. When this disaster was followed by the loss of his young wife, a disheartened Joel J. left for the west on April 4, 1854. John Wesley Westfall re-built the mill and kept it in motion until it passed into the hands of Joseph B. Frederick. John Wesley married Elizabeth Simon on February 14, 1819. Their children were Joel J. who lived in California until 1906, Jacob White, Margaret, Mary, James Barnes who froze to death after trying to dislodge a log jam, & Jasper Newton Westfall. John Wesley was a son of Joel Westfall & Elizabeth White. His paternal grandparents were Joel Westfall & Mary Houston. His maternal grandparents were William White (scout & Indian fighter who died after being shot & scalped by Indians) & Elizabeth Wallace (who declared she was a relative of Sir William Wallace of Scotland.)

(Note: John W. Westfall had written his will on 26 Sept. 1861. The will was probated on 20 Mar. 1865. "Information from the History of Ritchie Co." From a photocopy of John W. Westfall and Elizabeth Simon's marriage License in Lewis County VA. 25 of January 1819 - {Granted a license for marriage of John W. Westfall and Elizabeth Simon the 25 of January 1819. Testes Saul Reger Henry F. Westfall and Joel Westfall - "Quote: The Clerk of Lewis County will please grant a License for the marriage of John W. Westfall, my son and Elizabeth Simon and this shall (unreadable) suffer sufficient warrant for the said license and to my hand this twenty-fifth day of January 1819 signed Joel Westfall Testes Saul Reger and Henry F. Westfall end Quote.}

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Note: I found the following biographical information about John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth (Simon) Westfall and their children and in particular their son Joel J. Westfall on the internet at this website- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvritchi/MKL_HRC2.htm

Chapter V - The Westfalls and Whites

Transcribed by Janet Waite - The Westfalls were early settlers in the Frederick's mill vicinity, they having taken the place of some of the original settlers some time in the forties. Joel J. Westfall, who is now spending the even tide of his long life with his only son, J. R. Westfall, at Smithville, was the first of the family to arrive. He came as early as 1813, and took the place of James Malone, on the Kennedy farm, above the mouth of Lamb's run; and during the following winter he taught school in an old house on the Tingler - now the B. H. Wilson - farm, having for his pupils, the Wasses, the Hardmans, the Elliotts, the Goffs and the Tinglers. After one years residence on the Kennedy farm, he rented what is now Frederick's mill, and the W. E. Hill farm, and two years later his father, John W. Westfall, purchased both the mill and the farm, and moved his family here, where he spent the remainder of his life. He sold the mill in 1857, to the late Joseph Frederick, but the farm remained in the hands of the heirs until a few years since, when it passed into the hands of W. E. Hill, who sold it to Henry Barker, in 1909.

The Westfalls are of Irish lineage. They emigrated from New York to Beverly (West) Virginia; and from there, Joel Westfall, senior, and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth White Westfall, removed to near the present site of Buckhannon, where their son, John W. Westfall, was born, and where he was married to Miss Elizabeth Simon, a Dutch maiden, of Pennsylvania, who was the mother of his six children, all of whom were born at Buckhannon, before the family came to Ritchie.

Joel was the eldest son; Jacob and the late James, of Slab creek; and Jasper N., who was laid on Frederick homestead in his youth; and the late Mrs. Margaret (John) Core, of Buckhannon; and Mrs. Mary E. Stuart, of Iris, were the other members fo the family. The two alone survive. Side by side Mr. And Mrs. Westfall sleep on the Frederick homestead. She survived him by a number of years, and with her daughter, Mrs. Stuart, she spent her last hours, at Iris. (The other Westfalls in this and adjoining counties are descended from the same family.)

Joel J. Westfall was born at Buckhannon, on August 24, 1819, and here in the wilds of the forest, he grew to manhood, having every opportunity to indulge his love for hunting and adventure; and some of these boyish adventurers are scarcely less thrilling than those of "Robinson Crusoe", or Stanley in the jungles of Africa: When he was but a small lad of seven summers, on July 26,1826, he killed the largest rattle snake on record in West Virginia, while alone in the forest watching the horses for his father. This mammoth snake measured nine feet four inches, with rattles one one-half inches broad. At the age of eleven years, he killed three deer by moonlight in the forest near Buckhannon; and the following year three panthers fell as his victims, and at the age of fourteen, he slew a bear with his tomahawk. This was only the beginning of a hunting record, which, perhaps, can hardly be duplicated by another lad among the early settlers of the State. At one time he killed a bear and a panther, which had just taken the life of a deer. So famous did these early adventures make him, that he was known far and wide, as the "Boy Hunter". On one occasion when he came into possession of a new gun, as a reward for his skillful marksmanship, he was asked by his father what he wished to do with this gun. He replied that he wished to kill wild animals, but that he especially desired to find a bear cave that he had heard much about through his uncle. So with his father's consent, one fine morning he set out in quest of this cave, which he finally reached after a long and perilous search. It was in a large ledge of rocks, miles distant from his home, and, searching out the entrance, he at once started to explore the interior, but finding the darkness so dense, he was forced to retreat. However, securing a pine torch and taking his gun in hand, he again crawled inside, expecting to find the bear asleep, but by the time he had proceeded fifty or sixty feet, he realized the fallacy of this expectation, when he saw the glare of the bruin's eye coming toward him. Stepping to one side, he prepared to fire, but for fear of being forced out of the cave, he slid into a crevice, and the animal dashed by him with force, and presently he heard him fall from the cliff outside, a distance of thirty feet, and he knew that he must be dead; and going outside, he joyfully claimed his prey and set out for home, which he reached after several days' absence to the relief of his mother, who had been greatly annoyed by his prolonged stay. In after life his hand did not "lose its cunning", for while a resident of California, he killed the largest bear on record in that State. It having weighed one thousand pounds.

At the age of seventeen years, he was made lieutenant of Co. D, 133rd Regiment of the Virginia Militia, an office which he held for seven years; and he was Captain of the Militia after he came to this county. On January 22, 1843, he was married to Miss Eliza B. Mills, daughter of W. R. Mills, of Pocahontas county, the marriage being solemnized at the home of her brother at Weston; and J. R. Westfall, of Smithville, was the one child of this union and when he was still in "the frocks of babyhood" his young mother passed on, and on the Frederick homestead she sleeps.

On April 4, 1854, leaving his young son with his parents, Mr. Westfall started for California - lured there by the gold excitement - where he amassed quite a fortune, and where he rose to prominence in State affairs. At one time, while digging for gold, he unearthed a nugget that weighted nineteen ounces, and was valued at one thousand dollars. He served as Deputy Sheriff at Mariposa for four years, at the end of which time he was elected Road Commissioner and Supervisor, an office which he held for sixteen consecutive years, and one that is higher in point of importance than that of our sheriff. Politically he is a Democrat, and he enjoyed the honor of being a member of the committee that Escorted William Jennings Bryan, and his distinguished party on their tour Through the "Golden State", during Mr. Bryan's first compaign for the Presidency And he had the pleasure of eating several lunches that were prepared by the hand Of Mrs. Bryan. On October 6, 1906, he bade adieu to his adopted state and Returned to Smithville, where he is quietly spending the evening hours of his Life with his son. He is now a nonagenarian, but his memory is a remarkable Store-house of interesting reminiscences of pioneer days. Later, he died on October 30, 1910, and was laid away at Smithville, on the homestead of his son.

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(1a) John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth (Simon) Westfall's son Joel J. Westfall was born Aug. 24, 1819 at Buchannon, Ritchie County, Virginia, and died Oct. 29, 1910 Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. Joel J. Westfall at the age of seventeen years, was made lieutenant of Co. D, 133rd Regiment of the Virginia Militia, an office which he held for seven years; and he later was Captain of the Militia. He married Eliza B. Mills January 22, 1843, daughter of W. R. Mills, of Pocahontas County, Virginia. Child of Joel J. Westfall and Eliza B. Mills was J. R. Westfall. Joel J. Westfall's wife Eliza died while her son J. R. Westfall was still a baby. On April 4, 1854, after his wife's death, leaving his young son with his parents, Joel J. Westfall started for California - lured there by the gold excitement - where he amassed quite a fortune, and where he rose to prominence in State affairs. At one time, while digging for gold, he unearthed a nugget that weighted nineteen ounces, and was valued at one thousand dollars. He served as Deputy Sheriff at Mariposa, California for four years, at the end of which time he was elected Road Commissioner and Supervisor, an office which he held for sixteen consecutive years. He also escorted William Jennings Bryan, and his distinguished party on their tour Through the "Golden State", during Mr. Bryan's first compaign for the Presidency. On October 6, 1906, he bade adieu to his adopted state of California and returned to Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia to live with his son J. R. Westfall. Later, he died on October 30, 1910, and was laid away at Smithville, on the homestead of his son.

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(Note: Joel J. Westfall's second wife was Julia A Tingler, and they had a son William Henry Westfall who was born Mar. 12, 1853, and died Mar. 21, 1942. Joel married Julia Ann Tingler 23 June 1850 in West Virginia, Julia Ann Tingler was born in 1832, the daughter of Henry Tingler and Mary Ann Perine-Phyrne. Joel J. Westfall married third to Mary Tongere. He married her Nov. 20, 1865 in California. They had no known children together. She is buried in the Mariposa District Cemetery in Mariposa, California. Mary Tongere was from Canton, China. Back in the 1850's many Cantonese ladies were imported into Calif. These ladies were put up on an auction block to be sold to the highest bidder. Now Mary was very lucky in that she was bought by Joel Westfall for $800 to do work as a domestic up at his Ranch. Most of the ladies in these boats that came over did not have this kind of good luck. Most were bid on and sold to owners of Brothels. But Mary escaped that fate. When Joel came out to Calif. he had just fairly recently been widowed and he gave his son to the care of his parents to be brought up. After awhile the Mason's to which he belonged to did not think it proper to see Joel being single, living with a single women. So Joel offered Mary enought money to send her back to China but she did not want to go so he married her Nov. 20, 1865 They lived together for many years till she died on April 26,1901. She was well loved by all who knew her and was often refered to as the Angel of the Mountains. She was a hard worker and always welcomed all of the many friends and family of Joels. Joel and Mary never had any known children and she was buried in the Mariposa Districk Cemetery. Joel was to be buried next to her but later he moved back to West Virginia to live with his son James Rienzie Westfall who was married to Mary Louvina Wass. Mary Louvina and her husband were the first of the Wass family to visit Mariposa in 1875 and spent a total of 15 years off and on during her life. Her nephews Louis and William Wass moved to Mariposa in 1880. Lewis started a large family there and many desendants still live there.

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(1aa) Joel J. Westfall and his 1st wife Elizabeth B. (Mills) Westfall's son James Reinzie Westfall was born Aug. 21, 1847 in West Virginia, and died Oct. 11, 1929 in West Virginia. Burial: Westfall Cemetery, Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Mary Lavina Wass (1848 - 1938), and they had these children; Samuel Harrison Westfall (1869 - 1925); and Joel Jackson Westfall (1871 - 1914).

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(1aaa) James Reinzie Westfall and Mary Lavina (Wass) Westfall's son Samuel Harrison Westfall was born Aug. 21, 1869 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Jun. 23, 1925 in Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. Burial: Westfall Cemetery, Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Minnie Miller (1873 - 1950), and they had these children: Lula Westfall Cox (1892 - 1984); James Harold Westfall (1894 - 1976); Adda Virginia Westfall Brown (1897 - 1990); and Mamie Westfall Bickerstaff (1899 - 1984).

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(1aaaa) Samuel Harrison Westfall and Minnie (Miller) Westfall's son James Harold Westfall was born Jan. 14, 1894 in Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Aug., 1976. Burial: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He was a Pfc, Army World War I veteran. He married Addie M. Deem (1902 - 1999), and they had a daughter-Elsie Ruth Westfall Bonnett (1925 - 2011).

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(2aaaa) Samuel Harrison Westfall and Minnie (Miller) Westfall's daughter Lula Westfall Cox was born Jan. 25, 1892 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Jun., 1984 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. She married Wesley R. Cox (1889 - 1967) on January 13, 1920 in Washburn, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, and they had these children: Mabel Lucile Cox Watson (1921 - 1987); Doris Lula Cox (1922 - 1922); Byron Merrell Cox (1923 - 1976); and Samuel Russell Cox (1925 - 2007).

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(3aaaa) Samuel Harrison Westfall and Minnie (Miller) Westfall's daughter Mamie Westfall Bickerstaff was born Feb. 13, 1899 in Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Mar. 5, 1984 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. She married William O. Bickerstaff (1889 - 1983) on Nov 1, 1922 in Smithville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, and they had these children: Madelyn B. Rathbone (1923 - ____); and William Elton Bickerstaff (1930 - 1988).

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(2aaa) James Reinzie Westfall and Mary Lavina (Wass) Westfall's son Joel Jackson Westfall was born Dec. 27, 1871 in West Virginia, and died Dec. 2, 1914 in Mariposa County, California. Burial: Mariposa District Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California. Inscription: Aged 42 years - Native of West Virginia. He married Mary Blanche Welch (1879 - 1956), and they had a son-James Reinze Westfall (1897 - 1973).

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(1aaaa) Joel Jackson Westfall and Mary Blanche (Welch) Westfall's son James Reinze Westfall was born Dec. 18, 1897 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Jul. 22, 1973 in Ceres, Stanislaus County, California. Burial: Mariposa District Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California. His wife was Irene Williams (1897-1970), and they had 6 children.

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(2aa) Joel J. Westfall and his second wife Julia Ann (Tingler) Westfall's son William Henry Westfall was born Mar. 12, 1853, and died Mar. 21, 1942. Burial: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married 1st Frances Jane Heck (1862 - 1918). He married 2nd Leona Roach (1865 - 1941). William Henry Westfall and his 1st wife Frances Jane (Heck) Westfall's children were: James Blaine Westfall (1885 - 1963); Pierre Daisy Westfall Cokeley (1886 - 1970); John Emmett Westfall (1887 - 1902); Willie L. Westfall (1890 - 1892); Clarence Walton Westfall (1893 - 1958); Bertha Ellen Westfall Groves (1896 - 1972); Stella Virginia Westfall Philip (1898 - 1959); and Archie Kenneth Westfall (1904 - 1984).

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(1aaa) William Henry Westfall and his 1st wife Frances Jane (Heck) Westfall's daughter Bertha Ellen Westfall Groves was born Sep. 19, 1896, and died Jul. 21, 1972 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. On 25 March 1918 Bertha Ellen Westfall was married to Nason French Conaway (1892 - 1918) in Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He was killed in WWI on 1 Oct of the same year that they were married. Bertha married again later to Victor Lloyd Groves (1891 - 1957), and had a daughter, Helen Delores Groves Hutson (1923 - 2001).

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Bertha Ellen (Westfall) Conaway Groves's 1st husband Nason French Conaway was born Oct. 15, 1892 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Oct. 1, 1918, in France. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA, Plot: Section 18, Site 3690. In 1917 Nason French Conaway resided in Harrisville, West Virginia where he was Deputy Sheriff of Ritchie County. On 25 March 1918 he was married to Bertha Ellen Westfall of Harrisville, Ritchie County. He became a member of the 119th Infantry, 90th Division that was activated August 1917 and overseas June 1918. It's Major Operations were St. Mihiel and Meuse Argonne. Nason French was killed in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, the last major offensive of WWI. He was a son of Joshua Baines Conaway (1868 - 1946), and Helen Virginia Wilson Alloway (1873 - 1959).

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(2aaa) William Henry Westfall and his 1st wife Frances Jane (Heck) Westfall's son Archie Kenneth Westfall was born jun. 28, 1904 in Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Mar. 18, 1984 in Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. Burial: Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Melba Grace Shook (1905 - 1981), and they had a son-Jack Dewayne Westfall (1930 - 2004).

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(1aaaa) Archie Kenneth Westfall and Melba Grace Shook Westfall's son Col Jack Dewayne Westfall was born Apr. 13, 1930 in Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Jun. 5, 2004 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA, Plot: Section 54 Site 32. He served as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Vietnam and earned a Silver Star. He married Dorothy Nell Henderson (1927 - 2014), and they had four children: Gary R. Westfall; CAPT (Ret) Kathryn W. (Westfall) Marko, USN; Teresa W. (Westfall) Calhoon; and Kenneth D. Westfall.

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Col Jack Dewayne Westfall's wife Dorothy Nell "Dot" (Henderson) Westfall's obituary - Dorothy "Dot" Nell Henderson Westfall, 87, of Harrisville, WV departed this life peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday, December 19, 2014. Dot was born on September 25, 1927, in Greenville, North Carolina to the late Elisha Lane Henderson and the late Sula Aurora Cook Henderson. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Sociology and earned graduate hours from East Carolina University. After graduating from the New York School of Design, Dot was working as an interior designer when she met and married her husband of 50 years, Col (Ret) Jack D. Westfall, USAF. They were married on December 22, 1953. Dot followed her husband, Jack throughout his almost 28 year Air Force career, living all over the world. She was active in various organizations while living as a military spouse and found joy in each location. Upon her husband's retirement from the military, Dot and family made their home in Harrisville, where Dot and Jack operated the family dairy business until it closed in the early 1980's. Dot went to work for Black Diamond Girl Scout Council as a Field Director in 1982, working in Wood, Wirt, Roane, and Calhoun Counties of West Virginia. As a girl growing up in Greenville, NC, Dot's mother was an Executive Secretary for the local Girl Scout Council, making Dot a second generation professional Girl Scout Employee. At the young age of 12, Dot earned her Curved Bar, the highest award in Girl Scouting at the time and even had the privilege of meeting First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt the Honorary National Girl Scout President. While her children were growing up both Dot and Jack were involved in Girl Scouting; Dot was a Troop Leader in TOFS (Troops on Foreign Soil), Service Director, Cookie Chairman and Camp Director. Dot retired from Black Diamond Girl Scout Council in 1995 after nearly 13 years of faithful service. During her life, Dot enjoyed camping, golfing, hunting, traveling, sewing, quilting, knitting, antiquing, refinishing furniture and silversmithing jewelry. She loved to entertain family and friends in her home and was a wonderful cook and homemaker. During the last few years of her life, Dot grew to know and love many wonderful people in her local community and church family. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Kenneth Lane Henderson, and her husband. She is survived by her four children, Gary R. Westfall and his wife, Mary of Colorado Springs, CO; CAPT (Ret) Kathryn W. Marko, USN and her husband, Robert of Orange Park, FL; Teresa W. Calhoon and her husband, Robert of Frederick, MD; and Kenneth D. Westfall and his wife, Tracey of Harrisville, WV; two sister-in-laws, L. Jean Westfall and Jane Mullen, both of Harrisville, WV; three grandchildren; Sara M. Heine and her husband Craig and three daughters, Megan, Keira and Abigail of Colorado Spring, CO; Rachel L. Mauler and her husband David of Westminster, MD; and Daniel R. Westfall of Urbana, IL and fiance, Dana Backes of Indianapolis, IN; and two step-granddaughters, Melanie Marko of Oakley, CA; and Dr. Gwendolyn Calhoon and her husband Mark McAlister of Cambridge, MA. Funeral services at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV are pending with Pastor Robert "Bobby" Perine officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at Washington, D. C. with her husband. Memorial donations may be made in Dot's name to Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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(2a) John Wesley Westfall and Elizabeth (Simon) Westfall's son James Barnes Westfall was born Nov. 16, 1829 in Upshur County, West Virginia, and he died Mar. 28, 1870 in Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. Burial: Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Martha J. Zickefoose (1828 - 1915) December 05, 1850 in Ritchie Co., VA. Children of James Barnes Westfall and Martha Zickefoose were-Sampson Wesley Westfall (1851 - 1925); Sarah Elizabeth Westfall Nutter (1853 - 1935); Charles Kuykendall Westfall (1856 - 1917); Mary Catherine Westfall Elliott (1858 - 1937); Malinda Jane Westfall Davidson (1860 - 1949); James David Westfall (1866 - 1952); and Eldridge G. Westfall.

(Note: James Barnes Westfall was husband of Martha Jane Zickafoose. James died after swimming in the river in an effort to dislodge a log jam at Webb's Mill. His son, Sampson, was with him. The river was in flood stage and bitterly cold. The U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index states the cause of death as "frozen". James' parents were John Wesley Westfall & Elizabeth Simon. His paternal grandparents were Joel Westfall & Elizabeth White. His maternal grandparents were Leonard & Christine Simon. After his death two of James' three living sons went to Mariposa County California to be near their Uncle Joel Westfall. One son, Charles, went to Kansas and became a minister. When his brothers visited him in Kansas, they decided to all three visit their mother in West Virginia. They talked her into moving to California. The only child who did not eventually go to California was Mary Catherine. Martha is buried in the family plot on the ranch that belonged to her daughter, Sarah, & husband, William Thomas (Tom), Nutter off what is now Highway 49 South & Kemble Road in Mariposa County California. James was a sergeant in the Union Army, Company E, 6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.)

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(1aa) James Barnes Westfall and Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall's son Rev Charles Kuykendall "C K" Westfall was born Jan. 2, 1856 in West Virginia, and died Jul., 1917 in Mariposa County, California. Charles' middle name is the maiden name of a gggggrandmother, Stytje (Christina) Van Kuykendall who was married to Jurian Westfall in 1710 in Kingston, Ulster New York. The name Charles Westfall or C.K., was well known in Mariposa County California in the last half of the 1800s and early 1900s. He was a well known minister in Mariposa County. He held annual Campmeetings near his home on what is now East Westfall Road at "Camp Meeting Creek". The marriages and funerals he performed were well documented by the "Mariposa Gazette" newspaper. His own obituary was written and placed in the paper on August 4, 1917. It says that he "was 61 years old and leaves to mourn, besides his widow, Elizabeth J. Westfall, three sons, Waine E., Paul L., and Merrill Westfall; one daughter Mrs. Pearl Cronkites, of Fresno; two brothers, Samuel W. (this is a typo error because his brother's name was Sampson Wesley Westfall), and James D. Westfall and two sisters, Mrs. W.T. Nutter and Mrs. A Davidson. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held in Mariposa, Wednesday August 1, 1917, under the auspices of the local lodge of the Masons. Internment in the Masonic cemetery."

Rev Charles Kuykendall "C K" Westfall married Elizabeth Jane Day (1863 - 1938), and they had these children: Perle F. Westfall Cronkite (1882 - 1971); Paul Lawrence Westfall (1886 - 1946); Waine Eldridge Westfall (1890 - 1953); and Merrill Westfall.

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(1aaa) Rev. Charles Kuykendall Westfall and Elizabeth Jane (Day) Westfall's daughter Perle F Westfall Cronkite was born in 1882 and died in 1971. She was the wife of Burt Earl Cronkite (1881 - 1955). She was teacher in Buckhannon, West Virginia and mother of Charles Westfall Cronkite (1909 - 1927), Jan Cronkite, Burt Cronkite, Kay Cronkite, Ruth Cronkite and Bobbe Cronkite. Burial: Mariposa Masonic Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California, Inscription: Perle Westfall Cronkite (1882 ~ 1971) - Mother and Teacher - Lovingly Remembered for Her Laughter, Joy of Living and Giving by Her Children, Charles, Jan, Burt, Kay, Ruth and Bobbe.

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(2aaa) Rev. Charles Kuykendall Westfall and Elizabeth Jane (Day) Westfall's son Paul Lawrence Westfall was born Sep. 21, 1886 in West Virginia, and died Sep. 8, 1946 in Le Grand, Merced County, California. Burial: Mariposa Masonic Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California. He married Eleanor Elizabeth Trabucco (1898 - 1984) Dec 13, 1918 in Madera, CA, and they had these children-Gerald L. Westfall (1932 - 2016), Paul Westfall, and Beth Westfall Flansburg.

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(1aaaa) Paul Lawrence Westfall and Eleanor Elizabeth (Trabucco) Westfall's son Gerald L. Westfall's obituary - Gerald Westfall (1932 - 2016) - Gerry was born July 8, 1932 in Merced, California to parents Eleanor Trabucco and Paul Westfall. He lived his entire life in Le Grand and was a third generation cattleman in Merced and Mariposa Counties. Gerry had a great childhood. His father bought him his first horse at a young age and his love affair with horses began. He along with many friends would ride their horses from Le Grand to his parents White Rock Ranch, where they camped, fished, and swam in Mariposa Creek. He graduated from Le Grand High in 1951. After spending two years in the Army at Fort Ord, he attended Fresno State College. On April 15, 1956 he married Pat Leeker of Merced. They were married in Carmel. For many years he worked as a cattle grader at the Atwater, Madera and Visalia Livestock Auctions, although his true joy came from his ranches. He often said, "there is no place in the world I'd rather be." Gerry truly enjoyed all facets of ranch work from branding and doctoring his beloved herds, to building fences, repairing water gaps and riding the range. Gerry's passion for horses continued over the years. He raised two world champions, first in 1975 winning the Snaffle Bit Futurity and again in 1977, when he won the Non – Pro Champion division. For over 15 years he showed in Nevada, California, Oregon and Idaho. Gerry also had a small part in a movie "The Giant of Thunder Mountain" riding one of his favorite horses, Johnny Jingles. His life was full of fun. He leaves behind many friends and relatives, who have a huge hole in their hearts. Gerry was preceded in death by his parents and brother Paul. He leaves behind his wife Pat, daughter Sally and her husband Tom Georgouses of Fresno, daughter Wendy and her husband Bill Bright of Plainsburg, his sister, Beth Flansburg of Washington, grandsons, Nick and Anthony Georgouses and granddaughters, Chelsea and Linzee Chapman, and step-granddaughter Kendall and her husband Thomas Hutchings of San Francisco.-----We love and miss you Gerry. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced followed by a Celebration of Life Service starting at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Plainsburg Cemetery in Le Grand.

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(2aa) James Barnes Westfall and Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall's son Sampson Wesley Westfall was born Sep. 28, 1851 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Jun. 14, 1925 in Mariposa County, California. Burial: Mariposa Masonic Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California, He married Alpha Son (1864 - 1936), and they had a daughter-Ethel Westfall James (1883 - 1979).

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(3aa) James Barnes Westfall and Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall's son James David "Jim" Westfall was born Feb. 2, 1866 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Oct. 23, 1952 in Merced, Merced County, California. Burial: Mariposa District Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California. James followed his oldest brother, Sampson Westfall, to California after their father died suddenly in West Virginia. The two young men came to be near their father's brother, Joel Westfall. They were later joined by their mother, Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall, and another brother, the Rev. Charles Kuykendall Westfall and two of their three sisters, Sarah (Mrs. William Thomas Nutter) and Malinda Jane, (Mrs. Davidson). Mary Catherine, Mrs. Charles Wesley Elliott, was the only child to stay in West Virginia besides a brother, Eldridge G. who was born June 20, 1867 and died April 9, 1869. The Westfalls lived for many years on what is now called East Westfall Road, between what is now called Triangle Road and Chowchilla Mountain Road in Mariposa California. James David "Jim" Westfall married Sophia Calvin Smither (1867 - 1959), and they had these vhildren: John Calvin Westfall (1887 - 1971); Vera Pearl Westfall Lee (1898 - 1977); and Henry David Westfall (1900 - 1982).

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(4aa) James Barnes Westfall and Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall's daughter Sarah Elizabeth Westfall Nutter was born Jul. 6, 1853 in West Virginia, and died Feb. 9, 1935 in Mariposa County, California. Burial: Nutter Ranch Family Cemetery, Mariposa County, California. Sarah's grave is unmarked. She married William Thomas Nutter, and they had these children: Charles W. Nutter (1884 - 1917); George Nutter (1886 - 1958). According to the book "Sierra Settlers" Sarah's children were Cora E., Maude, Charles, George, and Isa. According to the 1900 Mariposa County California census, the children of W.T. & Sarah Nutter were Emma, Martha, Charles W., Isia O. and George T. Nutter.

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(5aa) James Barnes Westfall and Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall's daughter Mary Catherine Westfall Elliott was born Jul. 16, 1858 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and died Feb. 7, 1937 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. Burial: Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. Wife of Charles Wesley Elliott. Daughter of James Barnes Westfall & Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall. Paternal grandparents were John Wesley Westfall & Elizabeth Simon. Maternal grandparents were Sampson Zickafoose & Sarah Wade. Siblings were Sampson Wesley, Sarah Elizabeth, Charles Kuykendall, Melinda J., James David, & Eldridge G.. Mary's mother and all of her siblings went to California except Eldridge who died when he was two years old. Mary's father, a Civil War soldier on the side of the Union, also died in West Virginia when he was forty-one years old. She married Charles Wesley Elliott (1856 - 1957), and they had these children: Charles Monroe Elliott (1878 - 1963); Malyndia Florence Elliott Parks (1886 - 1957); and Stella May Elliott Wolfe (1900 - 1990).

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(6aa) James Barnes Westfall and Martha Jane (Zickafoose) Westfall's daughter Malinda Jane Westfall Davidson was born Nov. 18, 1860 in West Virginia, and died Oct. 12, 1949 in Fresno, Fresno County, California. Burial: Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno County, California. Daughter of James Barnes Westfall & Martha Zickefoose: Wife of Andrew Davidson: Mother of Marguerite, Pearl, and Andrew Davidson: Siblings were Sampson Wesley, Sarah Elizabeth, Charles Kuykendall, Mary Catherine, James David, and Eldridge G. Westfall.

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(3a) Mary Eliza Westfall Stuart, a daughter of John Wesley and Elizabeth (Simon) Westfall was born in Apr., 1828 in West Virginia, and died in 1916 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. Burial: Westfall Cemetery, Smithville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. She married Robert Wesley Stuart (1836 - 1920), and they had a son-William Lincoln Stewart (1861 - 1944).

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(4a) Jacob Westfall, a son of John Wesley and Elizabeth (Simon) Westfall was born February 22, 1822 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1859 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Elizabeth Stuart March 03, 1846. Known child of Jacob Westfall and Elizabeth Stuart was-James L. C. Westfall.

(2) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son Henry Frye Westfall was born in Buckhannon, Ritchie County, VA in 1799, and died in 1884. He married Mary Simon and they had 3 children-Elizabeth P. Westfall died in 1876, Leonard S. Westfall born in 1821, and William H. Westfall born in 1822.

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(1a) Elizabeth P. Westfall, a daughter of Henry Frye and Mary (Simon) Westfall, was born in present day Upshur County WV in 1824 and died in 1876. She married James H. Mooney. James died before 1850. Children of James H. and Elizabeth P. (Westfall) Mooney were-Victoria Virginia Mooney born Aug. 20, 1844, died Sept. 15, 1924, married Creed W. Hart Oct. 10, 1869.

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(2a) Henry Frye and Mary (Simon) Westfall's son William Harrison Westfall was born Dec. 16, 1822 in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia. He attended the University of New York to become a physician. He traveled to California to take part in the Gold Rush in 1850. In 1851 he herded a herd of cattle 2000 miles to the gold fields of California. He married Mary A. Bates Nov. 20, 1853. He lived in Williamson County at time of his election to the Texas House in 1872. He was in the Texas Senate of the 14th Legislature 1874-1875. Physician William Harrison Westfall moved from Burnet, Texas to Austin, Texas in 1876 and back to Burnet in 1879. He opened a rock quarry at Granite Mountain which provided the stone for the new State Capitol of Texas.

(Note: Here is some more biographical information about Dr. William Harrison Westfall - Dr. William Westfall - Full Name: William Harrison Westfall: Birth date: December 16, 1822: Death date: Deceased, date unknown: Terms of Service • Senate, 14th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislature 1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876 • House, 13th Legislature 1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874. (1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950. (2) Postoffice: Liberty Hill, Williamson County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874. (3) Census of 1860 - W.H. Westfall, farmer, age 38, Bagdad Post Office, Williamson County. Census of 1870 - William Westfall, physician, age 47, Liberty Hill Post Office, Williamson County. Census of 1880 - William H. Westfall, physician & surgeon, age 57, Burnet, Burnet County. HeritageQuest Online 1999. (4) Burnet, Burnet County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-20042005. (5) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats,"Senate Journal . (6) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999. • House Concurrent Resolution No. 4, 21st Legislature, Regular Session, General Laws, 2/25/1889, acknowledging donation by W.H. Westfall, G.W. Lacy, and N.L. Norton of granite for new State Capitol. Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897, Volume 9, p. 1201. General Laws of the State of Texas. • Mentioned in GRANITE MOUNTAIN AND MARBLE FALLS CITY RAIL ROAD. Handbook of Texas Online. • Mentioned in "Through the years - San Saba representatives in legislative history," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News. • Biographical sketch, William Harrison Westfall, p. 197. Born 12/16/1822. Lived in Williamson County at time of election to Texas House in 1872; in Senate of 14th Legislature, physician William Henry Westfall "of Burnet." Moved back to Austin in 1876 and Burnet in 1879. "Opened quarry at Granite Mountain which provided the stone for the new [State] Capitol." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

(Note: Here is some inforamation about the granite rock quarry that Dr. William Harrison Westfall owned in Texas - This 866-foot dome of solid pink granite, covering 180 acres, contains the largest quarry of its kind in the United States. This mountain, like all granite formations, was once molton rock, similar to lava. As the molten rock cooled thousands of feet below the earth's surface, it hardened into large crystals of quartz, feldspar, mica and other dark-colored minerals. Wherever strength, durability and beauty of finish are required, granite is a favored building stone. Granite Mountain was part of a grant made on the 6th of August, 1845 to Texas colonist William Webb Slaughter who settled in Sabine, TX about 1830. This was William Webb Slaughter’s 2nd grant of a League and Labor (about 4,200 acres). In about 1850 his sons George Webb Slaughter and William Ransom Slaughter purchased the land grant from their father. Around 1848, George and Ransom also shared a ranch venture in East Texas about the area of where the Brazos and Trinity meet in Freestone County close to Butler, TX . William Ransom sold his interest to George’s son Christopher Columbus “C.C.” Slaughter and then settled on the Burnet County land probably before 1852. That is when his first son Walter (presumably named after his grandfather) was born and died along with Ransom’s wife Sadie Mae Smith (a third cousin to Ransom). She died during child birth or shortly thereafter. Granite Mountain became famous commercially when a dispute arose in the 1880s over the type of stone to be used in the Capitol in Austin. The issue was settled in 1885 when Governor John Ireland resisted demands to use non-native limestone. Following this decision, a special track was built to haul the granite from Granite Mountain to the rail line in Burnet. The stone was generously donated to the state by quarry owners G.W. Lacy, N.L. Norton, and W.H. Westfall. Two of William Ransom’s sons, Hiram Ransom and Lee Davis Slaughter, were instrumental in building the first derrick or crane to load the cut granite onto rail cars for transport. Today granite from the quarry is shipped to all parts of Texas, the U.S., and foreign countries for use in monuments, shafts, jetties, and buildings. It has been used in the Galveston sea wall and in new state office buildings near the Capitol in Austin. (1979)

(3) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son Wilson Westfall was born in 1801 in Buckhannon, Ritchie County, VA. Wilson Westfall died August 17, 1865 in Marion Twp., Pike Co., OH. He married Catherine Marvin. Catherine was born April 15, 1805, and died July 12, 1891, in Pike County, OH. She married Wilson Westfall November 16, 1826 in Mason County, VA which is now in WVA. Wilson Westfall and his wife Catherine Marvin and two children left Buckhannon, VA about 1831. They came to Pike Co., Ohio near Beaver, OH. Two of his brothers Allen Westfall & Houston Westfall soon came to Pike Co., OH also. They moved to the west end of Pike Co., OH. Wilson and Catherine (Marvin) Westfall had 10 children, 7 living to adulthood, 2 died in the civil war. Wilson and Catherine (Marvin) Westfall had these children-Calvin Westfall born abt 1829, Angelina Westfall born abt. 1835, Joel Westfall born December 9, 1838, died June 1864, married Lavicia Givens, Wilson Westfall born abt. 1841, Henry W. Westfall born abt. 1843, Benjamin F. Westfall born abt. 1848, and their youngest daughter was Marietta Agnes Westfall born abt. 1850, died in 1916.

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(1a) Wilson and Catherine (Marvin) Westfall's son Joel Westfall was born December 9, 1838, and died June 1864. He married Lavicia Givens. Joel and Lavicia (Givens) Westfall had a daughter Mary Catherine Westfall who married Jacob Newton Hawk. Jacob Newton Hawk and Mary Catherine (Westfall) Hawk had a daughter Lucy Marie Hawk who married William M. Barnes.

(4) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son William B. Westfall was born in 1803 (died in infancy).

(5) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's daughter Hannah Westfall was born April 16, 1805 in Harrison County, Virginia. She married Robert Love on 23 February 1823 in Lewis County WV, and they moved to Ohio. He was born 30 May 1801 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died 27 December 1880 in Salem, Meigs Co., OH.

(Note: Robert Love was a son of William Love and Winford Carney, and a brother of Rebecca Love who married Edward Hadden Jackson. Robert Love married Hannah Westfall, daughter of Joel Westfall and Elizabeth White, February 1823. The marriage bond for this marriage was made on 11 February 1823 between Robert Love and E. H. Jackson, signed by Robert Love and Edward H. Jackson. The consent letter was written 10 February 1823 signed by Hannah's father Joel Westfall and witnessed by Edward H. Jackson and Jacob J. Jackson.)

Robert Love's parents were William and Winford (Carney) Love. Robert Love's father William Love was in the Rev. War. for the duration of the war and was in the 1st regiment of the Light Dragoons, Virginia Continental Army. He enlisted when living in Shenandoah County, VA. In 1791 he married Winford Carney on the bank of the Shenandoah River. In 1792 William was awarded 100 acres in warrant land which he sold the warrant for. The 6 children were born there, Robert being the last born in 1801. In 1803 William was admitted to the Williamsburg Insane Asylum. The supervisor at the Hospital stated William was in the hospital about 8-10 years before he died making his death years between 1811 & 1813. William and Winford (Carney) Love had 6, possibly 9 children-Samuel Love born in 1791, Charles Love born in 1793, Rebecca Love born in 1795, married Edward Hadden Jackson, Eleanor Love born in 1797, married Henry Colerider, William Love born in 1800, Robert Love born in 1801, married Hannah Westfall, John Love born in 1806, died 1879, married Mahala Rohrbough, Fanny Love born in 1808, married Isaac Reager in 1823, and Elizabeth Love born in 1811, married Anthony Rohrbough. [Note: John, Fanny, and Elizabeth were born after their father was committed to the Williamsburg Insane Assylum on December 28, 1803, and that is what causes confusion.]

Robert and Hannah (Westfall) Love had these children-John Allen Love, Mary Love, and Lucinda Love. (they may have had other children)

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(1a) Robert and Hannah (Westfall) Love's son John Allen Love married Annis Savage, and they had a son Leslie Guy Love born in 1871 in Langsville, Meigs Co., Ohio. Leslie Guy Love married Lena Schwartz and they had 10 children, 1 of whom was Nadine Florette Love.

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(2a) Robert and Hannah (Westfall) Love's daughter Mary Love married Thomas Jackson on 30 January 1855 in Meigs Co., OH. He was born abt. 1833, a son of John Jackson and Elizabeth Cummins. Thomas and Mary (Love) Jackson had the following children-Amanda Jackson born 1857 in OH, Lucinda Clarissa Jackson born in 1858 in Rutledge, Meigs Co., OH, married Thomas Jones Anglin, Margaret A. Jackson born 1859 in Meigs Co., OH, Lewis L. Jackson born 10 April 1861 in Meigs Co., OH, Hannah Jackson born 1863 in OH, and Milo (aka Henry M.) Jackson born 1867 in OH.

(6) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's daughter Mary Westfall was born December 6, 1807 in Harrison County, Virginia, and died August 30, 1894. She married Stephen Jesse Hughes September 5, 1833 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. Stephen Jesse Hughes and Mary (Westfall) Hughes had these 6 children-Allen Westfall Hughes (1834-1894) married Mary Catherine Johnson; Houston Joel Hughes (1835-1905) married Elizabeth Thornhill and Amanda E. Thompson; Henry Fry Hughes (1839-1907); Anderson H. Hughes married Harriet Clemens; Rachel Elizabeth Hughes married Peter T. L. Queen; and Alexander Hughes.

(7) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son Isaac W. Westfall was born April 16, 1810 in Harrison County, Virginia. He died in 1834. He married 1st Elizabeth Reeder April 25, 1832 in Harrison County, Virginia. He married 2nd Mary Wolf November 29, 1834 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia.

(8) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son Houston Simon Westfall (Twin with Allen Westfall) was born August 14, 1814 in Harrison County, Virginia. He married 1st Elizabeth Shoemaker. She was born in 1820 in Ohio. He married 2nd Sarah C. Landrum, January 5, 1861 in Pike County, Ohio. Houston Simon Westfall and his 1st wife Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Westfall had these children-Sarah E. Westfall born 1841 in OH, died October 18, 1871 in Osceola, MO, married Adonijah Cosner Marquis; Allen Westfall born in 1843 in OH; Mary Westfall born in 1845 in OH; and Elizabeth Palmyara Westfall born 27 Oct 1850 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., OH, died 9 Oct 1932, in Schell City MO, married 1st John W. Garrison, and married 2nd Thomas R. Caton.

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(1a) Houston Simon Westfall and his 1st wife Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Westfall's daughter Sarah E. Westfall was born in 1841 in OH, and died October 18, 1871 in Osceola, MO. She married Adonijah Cosner Marquis December 22, 1863 in Osceola, Missouri. He was born September 07, 1832 in Darke County, Ohio, and died July 06, 1905 in MO. He married 2nd Hadassen "Dassa" Eller June 30, 1873 in Cedar County, MO. She was born April 1855 in Indiana. Adonijah Cosner Marquis and his 1st wife Sarah E. (Westfall) Marquis had these children-James Marquis, Adeniga Marquis, Mary Marquis, and Thomas Marquis. Adonijah Cosner Marquis and his 2nd wife Hadassen "Dassa" (Eller) Marquis had these children-Maude Marquis, Claude Marquis born August 1880, Elsie May Marquis born in 1881 in Roscoe, St. Clair County, Missouri, died Bet. 1928 - 1929, in DeSoto, Kansas, Willie born April 08, 1882, Myrtle O. Marquis born abt. 1883, Clara B. Marquis born June 27, 1887, and another child name unknown.

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(2a) Houston Simon Westfall and his 1st wife Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth Palmyara Westfall was born 27 Oct 1850 in Circleville, Pickaway Co., OH, and died 9 Oct 1932 in Schell City, MO. She married 1st John W. Garrison, and married 2nd Thomas R. Caton born in 1849 Bates Co., MO, and died in 1877. Thomas R. Caton and Elizabeth Palmyara (Westfall) Caton had a son Edgar Francis Caton born 2 March 1879 in Schell City, Vernon Co., MO, and died 2 May 1938, in Schell City, MO.

(9) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's daughter Eliza Westfall was born 1812.

(10) Joel Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth (White) Westfall's son Allen Jackson Westfall (Twin with Houston Westfall) was born August 14, 1814 in Harrison County, Virginia. He married Betsy Shoemaker.

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Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall had 7 children-Angelina Laurentia Westfall, Zelia Priscilla Westfall, Lola Frances Westfall, Ethelbert Drake Westfall, Caroline Cecela Beverly Westfall, Alvin M. Westfall, and Joel Lafayette Westfall.

(1) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's daughter Angelina Laurentina Westfall was born March 21, 1823 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia, and died in 1866. She married Anderson Hamilton Davis November 17, 1842 in Harrison County, Virginia. Anderson Hamilton Davis and Angelina Laurentina (Westfall) Davis had these 2 children-Linville W. Davis (1843-1922) married Martha Louise Hall; and Alcibine Wilson Davis (1845-1916) married Susan N. Robinson.

(2) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's daughter Zelia Priscilla Westfall was born December 15, 1824 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. She married William H. Brown June 29, 1856 in Harrison County, Virginia. William H. Brown and Zelia Priscilla (Westfall) Brown had a daughter Angeletta Brown who married William T. Sherwood.

(3) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's son Ethelbert Drake Westfall was born August 6, 1826 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia, and died November 20, 1895 in Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Hall Family Cemetery, Walkersville, Lewis County, West Virginia. Ethelbert Drake Westfall married Elizabeth Ann Yerkey and they had these 10 children-Frances J. Westfall born 1847 married Robert W. Rollins; Priscilla Westfall born 1849 married Jacob Minter; Enoch Harrison Westfall born 1850 married Rebecca Mitchell; Ruhama Westfall born 1852 married Albert L. Frazier; Newton C. Westfall born 1853 married Martha A. Stark; Christopher Westfall (1855-1868); John Thomas Westfall (1860-1916) married Mary D. Starkey; Minnie M. Westfall married Edward Rollins; Edith A. Westfall married John F. Thornhill; and Ethelbert Westfall.

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Ethelbert D. Westfall's obituary - "E.D. Westfall - Died at the home of his son, Tom Westfall at Jarvisville, November 20th, 1895, aged 70 years. Leaves one brother, Col. J. (Joel) L. Westfall, one sister, Mrs. C.C. Ash, seven children. Buried at the Hall graveyard on Kincheloe. Another item: Mineral: Enoch Westfall of Gilmer county attended the funeral of his father. (Ind. Tues. 3 Dec. 1895)."

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(1a) Newton C. Westfall, a son of Ethelbert Drake and Elizabeth Ann (Yerkey) Westfall, was born Jan. 24, 1853 in Harrison County, West Virginia, and died Sep. 21, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Burial: Smithfield East End Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He married Martha Ann Stark in Harrison County, West Virginia on October 3, 1878. Martha was born in VA about 1855. They lived in Doddridge County, West Virginia, and their known children were--John Harrison Westfall born on 2 Apr 1880; Alice May Westfall; Catherine Westfall; Myrtle Westfall; Selbert Westfall; Ethelbert D. Westfall born on 8 Dec 1884, died 1952; William B. Westfall born in Apr 1887; Cornelius Robert Westfall born on 24 Apr 1888, died 1918; Maude Catherine Westfall born on 24 Apr 1891; Flavius A. Westfall born in 1892; Oscar Sheridan Westfall born on 20 Mar 1893, died 1935; Eric Westfall born in Jul 1896; Everett P. Westfall; and Walton C. Westfall born on 19 Dec 1899, died 1985.

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(1aa) Newton C. Westfall and Martha Ann (Stark) Westfall's son PVT 1CL Cornelius R. Westfall was born Apr. 24, 1888 in West Virginia, and died Oct. 4, 1918 in France. Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France. PVT 1CL Cornelius R. Westfall served in the U.S. Army during World War I, and was killed in action in France and was buried in France.

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(2a) John Thomas Westfall, a son of Ethelbert Drake and Elizabeth Ann (Yerkey) Westfall, was born in 1860 in Barbour County, West Virginia, and died in 1916. Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Tichenal, Harrison County, West Virginia. He married Mary Dorinda Starkey. Mary was born in 1862, died 1948. Children of John Thomas and Mary D. (Starkey) Westfall-Otto Ovvy Westfall born 1881, died 1969, married Zella Hurst; Nellie Jane Westfall born 1882; William Wesley Westfall born 1884, died 1932, married 1st Lenora Wright, married 2nd Nora E. Flint; Ada Etta Westfall born 1887, died 1947; Joel Lafayette Westfall born 1891; Sherman Reid Westfall born 1894, married Margaret Pickens Boring; and Miles Dewey Westfall born 1898, married Una Hinkle.

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(1aa) Otto Ovvy Westfall, a son of John Thomas and Mary D. (Starkey) Westfall, was born in June 10, 1881 in Freemansburg, Lewis County, West Virginia, and died Feb. 19, 1969 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Marshville Cemetery, Marshville, Harrison County, West Virginia. He married Zella Hurst in Harrison County in 1905. Zella Hurst, a daughter of Martin Van Buren and Nancy Florence (Norman) Hurst, was born April 6, 1883 in Harrison County WV and died there April 12, 1969. Children of Otto Ovvy Westfall and Zella (Hurst) Westfall were-Eva Ruth Westfall born 1907, died 2001, married Ollie B. Morris; Kathryn Lois Westfall born 1910, died 1977; Mary Florence Westfall born 1911; Eugene Marshall Westfall born 1913, died 1965, married Floda Goldsmith; Olive Jane Westfall born 1918, died 1983, married Glenn Fritto; Drexel Hurst Westfall born 1920, died 2012, married Martha J. Riley; Claribel Westfall born 1921, died 1991, married geoffrey Powell; and David Carroll Westfall born 1924, died 2010, married Jessie Harbert.

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(1aaa) Otto Ovvy Westfall and Zella (Hurst) Westfall's son Drexel Hurst Westfall was born Apr. 20, 1920 in Wolf Summit, Harrison County, West Virginia, and died Feb. 19, 2012 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia. He served in World War II in the Army Air Force, surviving 46 monnth, 2 1/2 years in the Pacific Theater. He married Martha Jane Riley (1920 - 2012) Feb. 9, 1946., and they had a son: Edward Westfall.

Drexel Hurst Westfall's obituary - Drexel Hurst Westfall was born April 20, 1920, in Wolf Summit, a son of Otto Ovey and Zella Hurst Westfall. He married Martha Jane Riley, Feb. 9, 1946. Surviving are several nieces and nephews; a son, Edward (Susas) Westfall; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Feb. 15, 2012; his brothers, Marshall Westfall, Victor Westfall and David Westfall; and sisters, Eva Morris, Lois Westfall, Mary Westfall, Olive Fittro and Claribel 'CB' Powell. He served in the Army Air Force, surviving 46 monnth, 2 1/2 years in the Pacific Theater.

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(2aaa) Otto Ovvy Westfall and Zella (Hurst) Westfall's son David Carroll Westfall was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Wolf Summit, Harrison County, West Virginia, and died Nov. 6, 2010 in Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Marshville Cemetery, Marshville, Harrison County, West Virginia. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having served at "The Battle of Europe," as well as in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He married Jessie M. Herbert, who preceded him in death in 1995. They had a daughter-Joyce Westfall who married Larry Zirkle.

David C. Westfall's obituary - SALEM — David C. Westfall, 86, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday Nov. 6, 2010, at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport. Mr. Westfall was born Feb. 7, 1924, at Wolf Summit, a son of the late Otto O. and Zella Hurst Westfall. On Aug. 31, 1943, he married Jessie M. Herbert Westfall, who preceded him in death in 1995. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Larry Zirkle, of Salem; three grandchildren and their spouses, Kent and Missy Zirkle and Scott and Stephanie Zirkle, all of Salem, Michele and Shannon Kimble of Columbus, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Emma Zirkle; one brother and sister-in-law, Drexall and Martha Jane Westfall of Shinnston; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were five sisters: Eva Morris, Lois Westfall, Mary Westall, Olive Fittro and Clarabelle Powell; and two brothers, Marshall and Victor Westfall. Mr. Westfall was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having served at "The Battle of Europe," as well as in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of the Marshville Baptist Church, a former member of the Salem Senior Citizens; he was the Salem Apple Butter King in 1990. He was retired from Anchor Hocking and was a graduate of Bristol High School. He liked squirrel hunting and working on cars with his grandsons. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Herbert Funderal Home, 289 W. Main St., Salem, with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery. [Exponent-Telegram, Mon, Nov. 8, 2010]

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(2aa) William Wesley Westfall, a son of John Thomas and Mary D. (Starkey) Westfall, was born Sep. 13, 1884 in Harrison County, West Virginia, and died Jan. 27, 1932 in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia. Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Tichenal, Harrison County, West Virginia. He married Lenora Wright (1882 - 1907) May 28, 1903 Harrison county, WV. His second wife was Nora E. Flint. Children of William Wesley Westfall and his 1st wife Lenora (Wright) Westfall were-Gladys Irene Westfall Criss (1904 - 1991); Ruby Westfall; and Gertrude Westfall.

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(3a) Ethel B. Westfall, a son of Ethelbert Drake and Elizabeth Ann (Yerkey) Westfall, was born in Harrison County WV in March 1865. He married Cordelia B. Townsend in Gilmer County WV September 11, 1887. Cordelia, a daughter of Elliot O and Zithe E. Townsend, was born in Gilmer County in July 1871. They are listed in the 1900 Gilmer County WV census. They had been married 12 years and Cordelia was the mother of 4 children, with 2 living. Known children of Ethel B. and Cordelia (Townsend) Westall were-Goldie B. Westfall born Dec. 1890 and Aubrey Westfall born Jan. 1900.

(4) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's daughter Carlolina Cecilia Beverly Westfall was born November 5, 1828 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. She married 1st Christopher Columbus Ash September 30, 1852 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia. Christopher Columbus Ash and Carlolina Cecilia Beverly (Westfall) Ash had 3 children-Cinthia Madeline Ash (1853-1927) married Charles Jerome Benedum; Madeline Ash; and Harriet Ash....Caroline's 2nd husband was William "Jersey" Davis.

(5) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's daughter Lola Frances Westfall was born in 1827 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia.

(6) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's son Alvin M. Westfall was born June 15, 1832 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia.

(7) Joel Westfall Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (Rollins) Westfall's son Joel Lafayette Westfall was born August 29, 1840 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia, and died August 20, 1917. Joel Westfall appears on the 1850 census of Harrison Co., Virginia. Joel Westfall drew bounties in Upshur County as a Union volunteer during the Civil War. Joel is buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Good Hope, West Virginia. Joel Lafayette Westfall married 1st Julia Ann Burnside and they had these 7 childen-Anderson Marion Westfall (1862-1909) married Rosetta Stout; Caroline Medena Westfall (1864-1927) married Abram Wilcox; Mary Susan Westfall (1866-1946) married Samuel S. Sheets; Amaretta Westfall born 1869 married John W. Miller; Maggie Virginia Westfall born 1871; Lena Westfall born 1873 (died in infancy); Worthy Westfall; and Harrison T. Westfall.

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(1a) Anderson Marion Westfall, a son of Joel Lafayette and Julia Ann (Burnside) Westfall, was born in 1862 and died in 1909. He married Rosetta Stout. Known children of Anderson Marion and Rosetta (Stout) Westfall were-Clarence Veco Westfall born 1889, and Lottie Dale Westfall born 1894, married Robert Roy Beebe.

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(2a) Mary Susan Westfall, a daughter of Joel Lafayette and Julia Ann (Burnside) Westfall, was born in 1866 and died in 1946. She married Samuel S. Sheets.  Samuel died in 1914. Children of Samuel S. and Mary Susan (Westfall) Sheets were-Gayle O. Sheets, and Olivia Ruth Sheets.

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(3a) Amaretta Westfall, a daughter of Joel Lafayette and Julia Ann (Burnside) Westfall, was born in 1869. She married John W. Miller. Child of John W. and Amaretta (Westfall) Miller was-Grace Lovie Miller born 1892.

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(4a) Worthy Lafayette Westfall, a son of Joel Lafayette and Mary Jane (Thompson) Westfall, was born in 1881. He married Stella Gay Somerville. Children of Worthy Lafayette and Stella Gay (Somerville) Westfall were-Earl Gaston Westfall born 1905, married Dana Erma Chapman; Edna May Westfall born 1906; and Argel Ingram Westfall born 8-7-1907 in Elkins, West Virginia. He died 9-25-1986 in Fort Myers, Florida. He married 6-1-1929 in Clarksburg, West Virginia Georgia Skidmore born 6-3-1908 in Randolph County, West Virginia. She died 6-13-1999 in Fort Myers, Florida. Argel and Georgia (Skidmore) Westfall had one son Joel Ingram Westfall born 9-9-1937 in Detroit, Michigan. He died 1-21-1992 in Elko, Nevada in a car accident. He was a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was married to Janet Arlene Deel (now McClure), and they had a son Christopher Ingram Westfall born 7-26-1962 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He died in August 1990 in Hawaii. He was not married. Joel and his first wife were divorced in 1972, and he then married 7-11-1973 Susan Young at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii. She was a Naval Officer. They had no children.

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Joel Lafayette Westfall and his 2nd wife Jane Thompson had 3 children--Cora May Westfall, Worthy Lafayette Westfall, and Harrison Thompson Westfall. Joel Lafayette Westfall and Jane (Thompson) Westfall's daughter Cora May Westfall born 1875 married Menzie Ethelbert Courtney. Joel Lafayette Westfall and Jane (Thompson) Westfall's son Harrison Thompson Westfall born 1888 married Velma Florence Bailey.

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(1a) Harrison Thompson Westfall, a son of Joel Lafayette and Mary Jane (Thompson) Westfall, was born in 1888. He married Velma Florence Bailey. Velma was born in 1892. Known child of Harrison Thompson and Velma Florence (Bailey) Westfall was-Leeland Chester Westfall born 1913.

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