Withrow: Valentine Mason Withrow

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born in Greenbrier Co

1837 - 1840

I don't have definitive proof of where Mason Withrow was born. Here's the documents I have, and what they state:

census 1850 - born Jan - Sept 8 1837
census 1870 - born Jan - Sep 1 1839
census 1880 - born Jan - June 24 1840
census 1900 - Sept 1838
death record 1907 - listed as 72 - born apx 1835
marr. record 1859 - listed as 22 - born before March 1837

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1837

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marries Margaret Deering

31 March 1859

West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 about Val M Withrow
Name: Val M Withrow
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1837
Birth Place: Greenbrier, West Virginia
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Margt Dearing
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 19
Spouse Birth Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1859
Marriage Place: Greenbrier, West Virginia
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Eli
Mother's Name: Susan
Spouse Father's Name: Fredk
Spouse Mother's Name: Margaret

dau Elizabeth born

1860

son William

1862

son Samuel

1864

dau Nancy

1867

dau Margaret

1871

dau Mary

19 May 1872

dau Alice born

15 Oct 1874

son Edward

26 Dec 1877

son George

22 Jan 1879

dau Minnie

25 Dec 1880

son John

10 Aug 1883

dies in Greenbrier Co, WV

11 Oct 1907

Listed as dying in "Brush Church", and also where he is buried.

Residence

Lives in District 18, Greenbrier, WV

Sept 1850

Mason is living with his parents and siblings here. He is NOT listed as attending school. Most likely helps out on the farm.

1850 United States Federal Census about Mason M Withrow
Name: Mason M Withrow
Age: 13
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: District 18, Greenbrier, Virginia
Gender: Male
Family Number: 617
Household Members:

Name Age
Eli Withrow 50
Susan Withrow 49
Saml A Withrow 26
Frederick Withrow 24
Susan Withrow 22
Elizabeth H Withrow 25
Eli D Withrow 17
John H Withrow 15
Mason M Withrow 13
Frances V Withrow 10
Rebecca J Withrow 7

lives in Big Level, GB Co, WV

1 Sept 1870

Here, Mason is listed with wife and children, working on a farm. Mason cannot read or write, which substantiates the 1850 census saying he wasn't attending school. Despite the transcription on ancestry.com, Mason is NOT living with another family in 1870. It was a transcription error.

1870 United States Federal Census about Valentine Withrow
Name: Valentine Withrow
Age in 1870: 31
Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1870: Big Level, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Working on farm
Post Office: Lewisburg
Value of real estate: (blank)
Value of personal effects: 125
Cannot read or write

Household Members:

Name Age
Valentine Withrow 31
Margaret Withrow 29
Elizabeth Withrow 10
Wm H Withrow 8
Samuel Withrow 6
Nancy S Withrow 2
Margaret Withrow 3/12

Lives in Falling Spring, GB Co, WV

24 June 1880

Mason Withrow is here found again living with his wife and children. He is a farmer, and over the last decade, seems to have learned to read. He still doesn't know how to write, but it's progress!

1880 United States Federal Census about Mason Withrow
Name: Mason Withrow
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1880: Falling Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Margaret Withrow
Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Cannot Write

Household Members:

Name Age
Mason Withrow 40
Margaret Withrow 39
Elizth. F. Withrow 20
Wm. H. Withrow 18
Samuel A. Withrow 16
Nancy S. Withrow 13
Margaret E. Withrow 9
Mary A. Withrow 9
Allie V. Withrow 7
Edward L. Withrow 4
Geo. W. Withrow 1

lives in Falling Spring, WV

14 June 1900

Mason is living in a rented home, working on someone's farm. He has his wife, children, and 3 grandchildren he is now raising. He still cannot read or write, so it appears the 1880 census was wrong in learning to read.

1900 United States Federal Census about Valentine M Withrow
Name: Valentine M Withrow
Age: 61
Birth Date: Sep 1838
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1900: Falling Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia
[Greenbrier]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Margaret Withrow
Marriage Year: 1859
Years Married: 41
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: Farm laborer
Cannot Read or Write
Rents his home

Household Members:

Name Age
Valentine M Withrow 61
Margaret Withrow 59
George W Withrow 22
Minnie J Withrow 19
John P Withrow 16
Lillie W Withrow 7
Bertha M Withrow 6
Emery Edgar Withrow 7