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Nancy Anna (Martin) Metheny


Nancy "Anna" (Martin) Metheny was born on April 2, 1855 in Preston County, WV, the daughter of James K. and Margaret (Minerd) Martin.

Nancy married Alpheus (or "Alford") Metheny (1848-1920). They had at least one son, George Harvey Metheny.

Nancy Ann passed away at age 45 on Nov. 20, 1900. She was laid to rest at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Valley Point, Preston County.

Alpheus outlived her by two decades. He died on Jan. 6, 1920, at the age of 72, and was buried beside his wife. A record of their burials was published in the 1933 book, Genealogy of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasant Districts, Preston County, West Virginia, authored by Edward Thorp King, of Marshalltown, Iowa.

Little else is known of the Methenys' lives, except that their descendants are listed in the 1980 book, Genealogy of the Jacob and Mary (Connoly) Feather Family of Preston County, authored by Edna (Davis) Rogers, and published by McClain Printing Company.


~ Son George Harvey Metheny ~

Son George Metheny (1886-1955) was born in 1886.

He married Laura Belle Shears (1901-1981), the daughter of Minerva (Feather) Shears.

They resided in Albright, Preston County, and had four children -- Virginia Pearl Christopher, William Ray Metheny, Edna Lucinna Liston and Georgie Pauline Thomas.

George died of heart trouble at the age of 68 on March 14, 1955. He was laid to rest at Mt. Moriah in Valley Point.

Laura Belle outlived him by more than a quarter of a century. She died in 1981.

Daughter Virginia Metheny married Gilbert Oscar Christopher (1914-1967), the son of Albert Hall and Ocie Margaret (Liston) Christopher and the grandson of John Anderson and Louisa (Martin) Liston.

Son William Ray Metheny (1921- ? ) was born in 1921. He married Virgie Myrtle Rodeheaver (1914-1964), the daugher of Grant and Lillie (Teets) Rodeheaver. The wedding took place on Aug. 9, 1949, in Oakland, Allegany County, MD. They had two children -- Wendy Lee Cress and Billy Metheny. Virgie passed away at age 49 on April 22, 1964, "following a brief illness," said the Preston County Journal, with burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Daughter Edna Metheny ( ? - ? ) married Edwin Liston (1912- ? ), the son of Curtis and Jennie (Nedrow) Liston, and a native of Connellsville, Fayette County, PA. They had two children -- Gary L. Liston and Carol Y. Liston.

Daughter Georgie Metheny (1930- ? ) was born in 1930. She married Robert Thomas (1918- ? ), the son of Charles W. and Estella M. Thomas, and a native of Leisenring, Fayette County, PA. The Thomases had one son, Mark A. Thomas.


Copyright 2006 Mark A. Miner