DESCENDANTS OF CLARISSA LATTA

Special thanks from Marla James of Greenwood, Doddridge County, West Virginia, for sending this information to me.

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM JERDON5 SWIGER was born January 15, 1865, and died March 1922 in Doddridge Co.,WV. He married HANNAH JANE LATTA, daughter of CLARISSA LATTA. She was born December 20, 1875, and died July 21, 1921 in Doddridge Co., WV.

More About WILLIAM JERDON SWIGER:

Burial: Mt Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Broad Run, WV

More About HANNAH JANE LATTA:

Burial: Mt Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Broad Run, WV

I found two cemeteries near Sheep Run, but I did not find Clarissa's grave in either of them.  There are two more cemeteries in the area (I first thought there were only three), but I'll need to get their GPS coordinates to find them.  Since Clarissa seems to disappear after Hannah's birth, I wonder if Clarissa died in childbirth?  Anyway, here's a couple of stories concerning Hannah Jane Latta Swiger.


  According to Wilma Dean McMullen (Shirley Blanche Swiger Morgan's daughter), the family story was that Hannah belonged to Robert Willis and his wife.  Robert Willis was born in Ireland, but how he met and married his wife was not explained.  His wife left him when Hannah was young and begged Hannah to go, but Hannah stayed with her Father.  Six months later, Robert died, leaving Hannah an orphan.  After Robert's death, William  Jerdon (Jardon) began paying for her board until she was fifteen, and then married her.   At the age of 45, Hannah suffered from gallstones and died on the operating table.  Her under aged children were placed in foster homes, even though Jerdon was still living.  Irma went to Akron Ohio, got a job (with a rubber factory I think) and worked until she had enough money to retrieve the kids from foster care.  Irma married somewhere in the proximity of five times, and her last husband was Harry Pettiva.
 

Children of WILLIAM SWIGER and HANNAH LATTA are Virtchie Swiger, Fountain Swiger, Irma Swiger (m. Harry Pettiva), Marie Swiger, Mary Swiger, Malen Swiger (b. 1884), Warner Swiger (b. 1888, d. Oct. 5, 1918),  Herbert Swiger (b. abt. 1890), Shirley Blanche Swiger (b. July 24, 1890 in Wetzel Co., WV; d. Feb. 12, 1969 in Harrison Co., WV); Cartha Swiger (b. 1892), Robert Swiger.

 

 

Hannah Jane Latta Swiger's daughters, Marie, Virchie and Irma.  Photo submitted by Marla James.

Irma Swiger was buried in Cleveland, Ohio.  Married Harry Pettiva.  He is also buried in Cleveland, Ohio.

Warner Swiger was buried at the Mt. Zions Cemetery, Broad Run, Doddridge County, WV.  Military service: killed in WWII Chuemeclt 314 Field Arty So Div.

Robert Swiger was killed in WWII, MIA.

 

Generation No. 2

2. SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER  was born July 24, 1890 in Wetzel Co., WV, and died February 13, 1969 in Harrison Co., WV. She married CHARLES RUSSELL MORGAN June 18, 1905 in Wetzel Co., WV, son of LEVI MORGAN and PHOEBE TETRICK. He was born August 18, 1880 in Mannington, Marion County, WV, and died March 07, 1958 in West Union, Doddridge County, WV.

More About SHIRLEY BLANCHE SWIGER:

Burial: February 17, 1969, Centerpoint Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV

More About CHARLES RUSSELL MORGAN:

Burial: Centerpoint Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV

Occupation: Railroad construction

More About CHARLES MORGAN and SHIRLEY SWIGER:

Marriage: June 18, 1905, Wetzel Co., WV

Children of SHIRLEY SWIGER and CHARLES MORGAN are Okey Burton Morgan, W. Frank Morgan (b. 1906; d. 1984), Matha "Mathey" Morgan (b. Feb. 12, 1908; d. Nov. 4, 1984 in Doddridge Co., WV), Maggie Mae Morgan (b. Feb. 16, 1911), Oley Morgan (b. 1913; d. 1968), Roy Morgan (b. 1916), Ralph Morgan (b. 1919), Glenn Morgan (b. 1921; d. 1921, lived 4 hours, buried in the Morgan's Cemetery, Broad Run, Doddridge County, WV), Helen Morgan (b. 1922; d. 1922 as an infant, lived for 17 days, buried in Morgan's Cemetery),  Marie Morgan (b. 1924), Wayne Morgan (b. 1926), Wanda Lee Morgan (b. 1929), Max Morgan (b. abt. 1930), Maxine Morgan (b. 1932), Wilma Dean Morgan (b. 1936).

Blanche (Shirley Blanche) was Hannah's daughter.  Blanche was my G-Grandmother, and I remember her well.  She was a very kind lady, and never was without a smile.

Shirley Blanche Swiger and husband Russell Morgan

 

 

L-R  Backrow:  Wayne, Roy, Okey, Ralph, Frank
2nd row:  Wanda Lee, Matha, Maggie, Blanche, Marie
Front Row:  Maxine, Wilma Dean, Max  (all small children)
 
The only Morgan child that was not present was Oley. 
    

 

Generation No. 3

3. OKEY BURTON7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) He married TOSSIE UNDERWOOD.

More About OKEY BURTON MORGAN: Burial: East Liverpool, Ohio

More About TOSSIE UNDERWOOD: Burial: East Liverpool, Ohio

Children of OKEY MORGAN and TOSSIE UNDERWOOD are: 1) Linda Morgan, 2)  Sue Morgan, m. _______ Stemple. Burial: Next to Cleveland, 3) Dortha Morgan, m. _______ Vince, 4) Doris Morgan, 5) Don Morgan.

4. W. FRANK7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1906, and died 1984. He married MARY J. CAIN. She was born 1914, and died 1990.

More About W. FRANK MORGAN: Burial: Centerpoint Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV

More About MARY J. CAIN: Burial: Centerpoint Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV.

Children of W. MORGAN and MARY CAIN are: 1) Bernice Ann Morgan, b. 1953; 2) Bobbie D. Morgan, b. 1937, d. 1954, buried at the Centerpoint Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV, 3) Bernard Morgan, 4) Josephine Morgan 5) Raymond Morgan, b. May 5, 1929, d. April 29, 1992, 6) Judy Morgan, 7) Becky Morgan, 8) Ernie Morgan.

 

 

5. MATHA "MATHEY"7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born February 12, 1908, and died November 04, 1984 in Doddridge Co.,WV. She married (1) ARTSEL UNDERWOOD. She married (2) CARSEY SWIGER. He was born 1915, and died 1985.

More About MATHA "MATHEY" MORGAN: Burial: Center Point Christian Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV

More About CARSEY SWIGER: Burial: Center Point Christian Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV

Children of MATHA MORGAN and ARTSEL UNDERWOOD are: 1) Betty Lou Underwood, 2) Deloris Jean Underwood, 3) Deck Underwood, 4) Ima Jean Underwood.

 

Child of MATHA MORGAN and CARSEY SWIGER is: 1) Jo Ann Underwood.

 

 

6. MAGGIE MAE7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born February 16, 1911. She married LAWRENCE DAVID STARKEY March 03, 1928, son of JAMES STARKEY and ELEANOR BAKER. He was born August 27, 1903, and died February 15, 1993 in (his home) Centerpoint, WV.

More About LAWRENCE DAVID STARKEY: Burial: February 18, 1993, Centerpoint Christian Church Cemetery, WV

More About LAWRENCE STARKEY and MAGGIE MORGAN: Marriage: March 03, 1928

Maggie Morgan Starkey

Children of MAGGIE MORGAN and LAWRENCE STARKEY are: 1) Helen Louise Starkey, b. October 19, 1934, Home - between upper and lower farms in Little Battle; d. April 9, 1997, United Hospital Center, in Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, 2) Barbara Gene Starkey, b. August 3, 1942, East Liverpool, Ohio.

  

 

7. OLEY7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1913, and died 1968. He married GRACE M. HENDERSON. She was born 1922.

More About OLEY MORGAN: Burial: Center Point Christian Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV

Children of OLEY MORGAN and GRACE HENDERSON are: 1) Phyllis Morgan, 2) Geraldine Morgan, 3) Sonny Morgan, 4) Shirley Morgan, 5) Linda Morgan, 6) Jimmy Morgan.

 

8. ROY7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1916. He married RICK SHIELDS.

More About ROY MORGAN: Burial: East Liverpool, Ohio

More About RICK SHIELDS: Burial: East Liverpool, Ohio

Child of ROY MORGAN and RICK SHIELDS is: 1) Landis Morgan, m. Jo Ann (Landis played football for Ohio State University; occupation - pilot - retired from American Airlines).

 

 

9. RALPH7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1919. He married MARIE SWIGER.

More About RALPH MORGAN: Burial: New Cumberland, WV

More About MARIE SWIGER: Burial: New Cumberland, WV

Children of RALPH MORGAN and MARIE SWIGER are: 1) Alan Morgan, 2) Glenn Morgan, 3) David Morgan.

 

10. MARIE7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1924. She married (1) GEROLD SWIGER, son of EDNIE. She married (2) NORMAN.

More About MARIE MORGAN: Burial: East Liverpool, Ohio

Children of MARIE MORGAN and GEROLD SWIGER are: 1) Roger Swiger, 2) Vera Swiger, 3) Eddy Swiger.

Child of MARIE MORGAN and NORMAN is Glenna Morgan.

 

11. WAYNE7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, JOHN WILLIAM) was born 1926. He married (1) LUCILLE GOODWIN. He married (2) JANE.

Child of WAYNE MORGAN and LUCILLE GOODWIN is: 1) Rodney Morgan.

 

Children of WAYNE MORGAN and JANE are: 1) D. Morgan, 2) Keith Morgan.

 

12. WANDA LEE7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1929. She married CECIL SWIGER.

More About WANDA LEE MORGAN: Burial: Wheeling or Weirton, WV

Children of WANDA MORGAN and CECIL SWIGER are: 1) Connie Swiger, 2) Susie Swiger.

 

13. MAX7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1930. He married LORETTA FORD.

Children of MAX MORGAN and LORETTA FORD are: 1) Patricia Morgan, b. abt. 1954, 2) Marcie Morgan, b. abt. 1956, 3) Ronald Morgan, b. abt. 1959.

 

 

14. MAXINE7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1932. She married AL MATTHEWS.

Child of MAXINE MORGAN and AL MATTHEWS is: 1) Marilyn Matthews.

 

 

15. WILMA DEAN7 MORGAN (SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1936. She married ARNOLD MCMULLEN.

Children of WILMA MORGAN and ARNOLD MCMULLEN are: 1) Donna McMullen, 2) Arnold "Sonny" McMullen, Jr., 3) Barbara McMullen, 4) Cendi McMullen, m. ____ Tethee.

 

 

Generation No. 4

16. LINDA8 MORGAN (OKEY BURTON7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) She married (1) STEMPLE.

Children of LINDA MORGAN are: 1) Dawn, 2) _________ (son).

 

17. DORIS8 MORGAN (OKEY BURTON7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) She married "PINK" MCHENRY.

Children of DORIS MORGAN and "PINK" MCHENRY are: 1) Raymond McHenry, 2) ______ McHenry (son), _________ McHenry (son).

 

18. DON8 MORGAN (OKEY BURTON7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) He married EUNIS.

Child of DON MORGAN and EUNIS is: 1) Vicky Morgan.

 

19. BERNICE ANN8 MORGAN (W. FRANK7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born 1953. She married ROBERT SWIGER. He was born May 09, 1910, and died January 2002.

More About ROBERT SWIGER: Burial: Shirley, Doddridge County, WV

Children of BERNICE MORGAN and ROBERT SWIGER are: 1) Christina Swiger, m. Stephen Chipps, 2) Amber Swiger, 3) Alan Swiger.

 

 

20. RAYMOND8 MORGAN (W. FRANK7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born May 05, 1929, and died April 29, 1992. He married GLENNA.

More About RAYMOND MORGAN: Burial: Morgan Cemetery, Broad Run, Doddridge County, WV; Military service: US Army Korea Purple Heart & Silver Star

Child of RAYMOND MORGAN and GLENNA is: 1) Jesse D. Morgan, b. April 24, 1959; d. September 20, 1966, burial - Morgan Cemetery, Frank's Run, Doddridge County, WV.

 

 

21. HELEN LOUISE8 STARKEY (MAGGIE MAE7 MORGAN, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born October 19, 1934 in Home--between upper and lower farms in Little Battle, and died April 09, 1997 in UHC in Clarksburg, Harrison Co. WV. She married (2) EVERETT ROSS. She married (1) GAYLORD KYLE MCCONNELL December 23, 1954 in Eloped in Virginia, son of WILLIAM MCCONNELL and THELMA. He was born June 25, 1930 in Doddridge County, West Virginia, and died February 1986 in Mississippi.

More About HELEN LOUISE STARKEY: Burial: Centerpoint Cemetery; Divorced: June 05, 1980, From Everett Ross.

More About GAYLORD KYLE MCCONNELL: Burial: Mississippi; Military service: Served in the Navy from June 13, 1950 to October 20, 1954; He was a Metalsmith Fireman.

Marriage Notes for HELEN STARKEY and GAYLORD MCCONNELL: Helen filed for a divorce on June 26, 1965.

More About GAYLORD MCCONNELL and HELEN STARKEY:Marriage: December 23, 1954, Eloped in Virginia.

Child of HELEN STARKEY and EVERETT ROSS is: 1) Crystal Rose Ross, b. May 14, 1971, United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, m. Raymond Hayes, May 3, 1991.  He was born February 27, 1969.

 

Children of HELEN STARKEY and GAYLORD MCCONNELL are:1) David Michael McConnell, b. September 23, 1955, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, m. Mary Ann McConnell on Aug. 16, 1983. She was b. June 1, 1958. David M. McConnell is a bridge inspector, 2) Drema Lynn McConnell, b. October 8, 1956, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, m. John David Harvey on May 23, 1981 in Salem, WV. He was b. December 27, 19___. Drema is a medical technician, 3) Marla Jean McConnell, b. March 2, 1959, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, m. Jeffrey Allen James, August 22, 1980 at their home in Greenwood, Doddridge Co., WV. He was b. September 8, 1958 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. Marla is a mathematics teacher, 4) Gregory Ross McConnell, b. July 3, 1960, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, m. Michelle Pratt on July 4, 1987. She was born June 10, 1968; they later divorced, 5) Katina Rene McConnell, b. December 2, 1961, in West Union, Doddridge Co., WV, m. Kenneth Dean Hoskinson, October 4, 1980, at the West Union Christian Church on Wabash  Ave., Doddridge Co., WV.  He was born September 15, 19___. Katina's second husband was John Steven Davis, who she married on June 29, 1995. He was born February 16, 1967.  Katina's third husband was Mark Allen Peters, who she married on February 3, 2003. He was born July 8, 1969, 6) Timothy Dion McConnell, b. July 9, 1963 at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, 7) Lisa Mae McConnell, b. Dec. 15, 1964, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, m. Rocky Lynch on Sept. 15, 1984. He was born August 31, 1963.  They later divorced.

                   

 

22. BARBARA GENE8 STARKEY (MAGGIE MAE7 MORGAN, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born August 03, 1942 in East Liverpool, Ohio. She married JIMMIE MELVIN NICHOLSON June 18, 1961 in Methodist Church in Salem, WV, son of MILLER NICHOLSON and RUBY SNIDER. He was born September 27, 1938.

More About JIMMIE NICHOLSON and BARBARA STARKEY: Marriage: June 18, 1961, Methodist Church in Salem, WV

Child of BARBARA STARKEY and JIMMIE NICHOLSON is: 1) Derrick Vincent Nicholson, b. January 20, 1974, United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Harrison County, WV.

 

23. SHIRLEY8 MORGAN (OLEY7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) She married (1) ROBERT GRAY, JR.. She married (2) JOHN MALES.

Children of SHIRLEY MORGAN and JOHN MALES are: 1) Johnny Males, 2) Daniel Males.

 

 

24. VERA8 SWIGER (MARIE7 MORGAN, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) She married RONALD KEITH "RONNIE" CARROL.

Children of VERA SWIGER and RONALD CARROL are: 1) Robin Carrol, m. Craig Underwood, 2) Roberta "Bobbie" Carrol.

 

 

25. RODNEY8 MORGAN (WAYNE7, SHIRLEY BLANCHE6 SWIGER, WILLIAM JERDON5, GEORGE W4, THOMAS GEORGE3, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS2, JOHN WILLIAM1) He married BARBARA.

Children of RODNEY MORGAN and BARBARA are: 1) Rodney Morgan, II, 2) Brian Morgan, 3) Sherry Morgan.