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John Wass

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  • Name John Wass 
    Born 02 Aug 1805  ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1863  Goff,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pleasants Hill C,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Father George W Wass,   b. 05 Oct 1780, Philadelphia,Philadelphia,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1833, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Silbaugh,   b. Abt 1781, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1819, Addison Twp,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F00363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Edna Maude Wilson,   b. Apr 1880,   d. 1966, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F00037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbary(Barbara) Boyer,   b. 03 Feb 1808, Addison Twp, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1884, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1829 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Wass,   b. 19 Aug 1830, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1923, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Natural]
     2. Sarah Ann (Susan) Wass,   b. 09 Mar 1832, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1922, Slab,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Harrison Ellsworth Wass,   b. 06 Feb 1834, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1923, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
     4. Amanda Wass,   b. 12 Dec 1836, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1924, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Larue Wass,   b. 01 May 1839, ,Somerset,PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1934, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [Natural]
    +6. Lucinda Wass,   b. 28 May 1841, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1893  (Age 52 years)  [Natural]
    +7. Mahala Jane Wass,   b. 06 Jan 1844, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1906  (Age 62 years)  [Natural]
    +8. William Wass,   b. 05 Sep 1846, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1937, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Natural]
     9. Mary Luvina Wass,   b. 21 Jan 1849, ,Ritchie,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1938, ,,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F00353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Aug 1805 - ,Somerset,PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1863 - Goff,Ritchie,WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !Wass family bible. He was son of George Wass.
      Died at age 58 yrs 11 mos 19 days. Buried at Pleasants Hill Cemetery.
      History of Ritchie Co,WV By M K Lowther states that John was a part of the Underground Railroad, and was shot by a southern sympathizer, named Prunty. He named the man who shot him, and died a few hours later. John had a northern view on slavery so wasn't very popular though they couldn't prove anything.
      He was killed in July 1863. When his oldest son Lewis was 19, a shot was fired through the window and Lewis shot and killed Prunty and fled to California.
      No one ever came looking for him. Lewis went back to West Virginia in 1936, to a family reunion, and felt he was safe from prosecution.


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