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Marriages and Children of
Thomas Jefferson Isner
1829 - 1909

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Marriage 1 Birth Death Notes
Martha Ellen Phillips May 1833 Dec 11, 1910, Faulkner, Randolph Co., WV
Married Oct 2, 18551/Dec 2, 1855, Randolph Co., WV

Photo of wife Martha Ellen Phillips Isner? Before 1910

Source:  Great Great Granddaughter Pat

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Isner Grandmother (no other information given)  May be Sarah Isner mother of Jefferson Isner

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Children Birth Death Notes
Henry Isner Aug 24, 1856
Born Faulkner, WV
June 9, 1921
Akron, Summit Co., OH
Married Laura May Vanscoy (b. Feb 21, 1862, daughter of Emmet Burkey Vanscoy and Lucinda Parsons; d. May 12, 1953, Akron, OH) Nov 2, 1885, Faulkner, Randolph, Co., WV
Pheobie Jane Isner June 11, 1858 (death certificate) Dec 29, 18581 Nov 6, 1941
Belington, Barbour Co., WV. Buried at Israel Cemetery
Married John W. Coberly (July 22, 1858 - June 24, 1898) on Jul 13, 1881 Randolph Co., WV (West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900)
Sarah (Sally) Jane Isner October 29, 1859
says 1858 on death certificate BUT she does not appear on 1860 census. Shows up in 1870 census as 9 years old so possible birth year is 1860/61
Aug 3, 1949 Married Elam P. Vanscoy (b. May 24, 1856 son of William Vanscoy and Sarah Hart; d. May 5, 1946) on Oct 14, 1877, Randolph Co., WV (West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900)
Moses Isner July 11, 1859, Randolph Co., WV (Birth Register) Jan 5, 1930
Weston, Lewis Co., in State Hospital
Married Caroline Isner (b. Jul 13, 1858, daughter of Jacob Isner and Nancy McQuain d. Jan 13, 1926) September 4, 1889.
Cordelia Isner 1864? btwn 1891-1898 Married Hoy Calain (b. Dec 16, 1853, son of John M. Calain and Jemima "Minnie" Isner; d. May 26, 1943, Bowden, Randolph Co., WV) June 20 1886, Randolph Co., WV
Creed Isner Jan 7, 1866 April 2, 1939
Buried at Maplewood Cemetery1
Married Alice Vandevender (b. Dec 22, 1869, daughter of Isaac Vandevender and Ebolione1/Evaline Snyder; d. Jan 22, 1950, Beverly, Randolph Co., WV) Dec 23, 1888, WV
Lewis Isner June 7, 1868 April 10, 1926 Married Ludana (Lew Dainy) Bowers (dau of John Bowers and Margrette Whitecotton) Aug 10, 1895, Randolph Co., WV
 
1860 U. S. Census, ? Township, County of Randolph, Virginia    See Census
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Isner Jefferson W M 30 Laborer VA
  Martha E. W F 24   VA
  Henry W M 3   VA
  Phibe W F 2   VA
  Moses W M 1   VA
1870 U. S. Census, Beverly Township, County of Randolph, West Virginia   See Census
Note: on this census record it shows a Henry and Sarah Isner living next to Jefferson.  These are the parents of Jefferson.
Name   Race Gender Age Relation Occupation Birth Place
Isner Jefferson W M 45   Farmer VA
  Martha E. W F 35   Keeping House VA
  Henry W M 13     VA
  Phebe W F 12     VA
  Moses W M 11     VA
  Sally W F 9     VA
  Adelia W F 6     WV
  Creed W M 4     WV
  Lewis W M 1     WV
1880 U. S. Census, Beverly District, County of Randolph, West Virginia  See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Isner Jefferson   W M 51 Farmer VA VA VA
  Martha E. Wife W F 49 Keeping house VA VA VA
  Henry Son W M 23 Farmer VA VA VA
  Pheobe J. Daughter W F 21 At home VA VA VA
  Moses Son W M 20 Farmer VA VA VA
  Sarah Daughter W F 19 At home VA VA VA
  Cordelia Daughter W F 15 At home WV VA VA
  Creed Son W M 14 At home WV VA VA
  Lewis Son W M 10 At home WV VA VA
  Sarah Mother W F 91 Retired VA VA VA
1900 U. S. Census, Beverly District, County of Randolph, West Virginia   See Census
Note: On this census record it also shows sons Moses and Creed with their families living next to each other.
Name   Relation Race Gen Birth
Month
Birth
Year
Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Isner Jefferson Head W M Oct 1823 70 45     Farmer WV WV WV
  Martha E. Wife W F May 1833 67 45 7 6   WV WV WV
Coberly Phebe J. Daughter W F June 1858 41 20 7 7   WV WV WV
  Branam J. G Son W M Apr 1881 19       Farm WV WV WV
  Mary Martha Grand-daughter W F Nov 1883 16         WV WV WV
  Ruth Grand-daughter W F Jun 1884 15         WV WV WV
  Frank Grand-
son
W M Jun 1887 12         WV WV WV
  Flora A. Grand-daughter W F May 1891 9         WV WV WV
  Thomas L. Grand-
son
W M Oct 1894 5         WV WV WV
  Harley McKinley Grand-
son
W M Mar 1897 3         WV WV WV
- Thomas Jefferson Isner dies on June 3, 19081  ; 1909 according to Register of Deaths

Thomas Jefferson Isner
Register of deaths, Randolph Co, WV

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- Martha Ellen Phillips Isner dies December 11, 19101

Martha Ellen Phillips Isner
Register of deaths, Randolph Co, WV

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Regarding the burial of Thomas Jefferson Isner and wife Martha Ellen (Phillips) Isner.  E-mail correspondence with Margaret Isner Simpson on March 4, 2008.
     "The dual highway going east out of Elkins went right through the area where some of the Isners lived. There is a mountain called Isner Mountain and a Creek called Isner creek. If you leave Elkins going to Beverly you will go over the creek. If you leave Elkins going to Harman you will be on Isner Mountain.
   When this road went through, it went through the Isner Burial grounds and J. Herman Isner and my Uncle Howard were there with the surveyors etc. when they decided what graves would have to be moved. Thomas Jefferson and his wife were two that had to be moved. If I am not mistaken there was no stone or if so, it would have been a field stone. They finally decided where the graves were. They dug into the soil and all they found was dark soil. J. Herman Isner had their remains moved to Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins and had monuments placed for them.
   I do not know for sure if it was the exact grave or not. I remember J. Herman Isner telling us that Uncle Howard thought the graves ran down hill and Herman said that could not be. At the same time J. Herman Isner had another grave to be moved because of the road. He said the person was a young woman and had died in the 30's when her casket was open she looked like she had just died. Of course Thomas and his wife were not embalmed and probably put in wooden caskets. My mother spoke of going by grave yards in the night and seeing phosphorous coming out of the graves. I think it is called Fox Fire."
 
 

Notes

1 Margaret Isner Simpson - E-mail correspondence beginning in March 2008.  Margaret Olive Isner is the daughter of Isaac Isner and Augusta McDaniel.  Isaac Isner was the eldest son of Creed Isner son of Thomas Jefferson Isner.
   
 
Squire Isner (b. 1870, son of Burdett Isner) and wife Delpha Canfield keep turning up with the other Isners what is connection?
 
 
November 18, 2013