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  • ID: I06882
  • Name: Ralph Lafferty 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: /Raph/
  • Name: Ralph "Raph" Lafferty 4
  • Birth: 1791 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia 2 3 1
  • Birth: 1791 in Green brier Co., Virginia/West Virginia 4
  • Note:
    He was one of the guards that was escorting his wife Elizabeth's brother, John "Crap" Allen, to a Civil War POW camp when John was killed.[Joseph Allen Desc..FTW]

    Once source shows his wife as Sarah Farmbrough, married 17 March, 1818. (Velma Gerjets).

    Ralph Laverty is said to have come from Ireland and first settled in Philidelphia. He removed to Augusta Co., now Bath Co., Virginia where he had surveyed a land grant of 224 acres, granted by King George II, on June 1, 1750. His property adjoined that of his brother-in-law, James Stuart who was granted 300 acres on Stuarts Creek, issued on the same day.

    Ralph first married Elizabeth Stuart, a sister of James. From records, there were known children: William, Rebecca, and possibly a Steel Laverty. It is reported that William and Steel removed to Greenbrier Co. where Steel was killed by the Indians. There is no data to confirm the existence of this Steel.

    Ralph Laverty married secondly Jane Hicklin, the widow of Robert Graham. Jane was a daughter of Thomas Hicklin Sr. To this union there were three daughters: Agnes, Sarah and Martha.

    In his will dated February 17, 1790, Ralph Laverty of the Cowpasture, seems to have favored daughter Rebecca. The following four daughters were listed in his will on February 17, 1790 From records found, it appears that William and Rebecca Laverty were children of his first marriage.

    1. Rebecca Laverty who married John Hamilton
    1. James Hamilton
    2. Ralph Hamilton born ca. November 1789
    2, Agnes Laverty who married a Haddin
    3. Sarah Laverty who married James Clark, a son of John Clark and Elizabeth Lampkin.
    4. Martha Laverty who married William Meek

    In about the year 1800, Chaney, a slave of the widow Laverty, murdered her own two children by drowning.

    The known children of Ralph Laverty and Elizabeth Stuart William Laverty settled at the mouth of Indian Creek which empties into the New River in Greenbrier Co., Virginia, in what is now Monroe Co., W.Virginia.. He married Nancy Jamison on June 9, 1792 in Greenbrier Co. Virginia. William Laverty died April 22, 1818. in Monroe Co., West Virginia We have a copy of his will.

    William Lafferty, son of Ralph Laverty and Elizabeth Stuart of the Cowpasture may be the progenitor of the Lafferty? In Wyoming Co., W.Virginia. William Laverty died 4/22/1818

    Ralph Laverty, a son of William Laverty and Nancy Jamison, was born in about the year 1791 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia. Ralph married Sarah Farmbrough on March 17, 1818. Sarah was a daughter of James Frambrough. James left a will in which he named Sarah, Betsey, his brother William, and John Frambrough, a son of Sarah, and James Frambrough a son of Betsy. Nothing was mentioned of
    a wife. His will was dated February 16, 1818 and attested by John Massey and Joshia Butcher

    Ralph Lafferty and Drue Lafferty, a niece, came from Raleigh Co. and settled on Milam Fork in Wyoming Co.. Drue, a daughter of Elizabeth, had the following sons: (1) James Lafferty who died in 1926 and was buried at Glen Fork; (2) Goodall Lafferty is still an old citizen on Milam; (3) Floyd
    Lafferty lived there for years. Ralph Lafferty is found listed In the 1830 Census of Logan Co..

    In the 1850 Census records for Wyoming Co., in the State of Virginia, on July 28th of that year lists, Elizabeth Allen as head of household #25 at age 45. Children listed were:
    Julian, female age 13,
    Tany, female at age 12,
    Jackson Allen age 11,
    Perry age 10,
    Larken age 9,
    Cariline, female age 8,
    Henley, male age 7,
    Mary Ann Allen age 6,
    Ruhama ,female age 4
    Roselinia Allen female age 2.

    Reney Allen, female age 23, was listed in this household including Drusilla Laverty age 25, and James A. Laverty age 2 and Elizabeth Laverty age 1.

    John Allen Jr. as well as Ralph Laverty were not listed in this Census period. It was said that Ralph and John hid out in the mountains thinking the Census taker was a Tax assessor.

    1860 Census records for Wyoming Co.:
    Drucilla Laverty age 36 born ca. 1814
    Ruhma 18
    James 15 died in 1926
    Elizabeth 8
    Goodall 4

    (Lewis P. Lafferty, born Nov. 29, 1882, was a son of Goodall and Mary E. Lafferty)

    Steel Laverty age 33 born ca. 1827
    Ann 33
    Marion 14
    Martha J. 12
    Sarah E. 10
    Rebecca 6
    Robert 3

    Nancy Laferty, daughter of Steel and Anna Laferty was born February 18, 1854 on Laurel Fork

    Louise Acord, a daughter of Ben Henderson Acord and Nancy Allen, married 1st Alexander Lafferty, a son of William Laverty and Nancy Jamison. 2nd Casper Francis and 3rd Ed Elkins.;

    Elizabeth Lafferty, a daughter of William Laverty, and a sister of Ralph Laverty, married John Allen Jr. "Crap Allen" (when) and lived up on the M.P. McGraw place near the Clens Fork Gap in Wyoming Co..

    Once source shows his wife as Sarah Farmbrough, married 17 March,1818. (Velma Gerjets).

    Father: William Lafferty
    Mother: Nancy Jamison

    Marriage 1 Living Allen
      1. Has Children Living Lafferty

      1. Title: Joseph Allen Desc..FTW
        Media: Other
        Text: Date of Import: May 10, 2005
      2. Title: ALLENS.FTW
        Media: Other
        Text: Date of Import: Oct 7, 2000
      3. Title: SWIFTE.FTW
        Media: Other
        Text: Date of Import: Oct 25, 2000
      4. Title: SWIFTE.FTW
        Media: Other
        Text: Date of Import: Jul 16, 2005
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