Ralph Jr Wanless

about 1796–from 1860 to 1870 (Age 64)
Pocahontas, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ralph Jr

When Ralph Jr Wanless was born about 1796, in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States, his father, Ralph Wanless, was 40 and his mother, Lucretia "Crissey" Nichols, was 26. He married Anne Poage in 1826, in Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died from 1860 to 1870, at the age of 74, and was buried in Browns Mountain, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States.

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Ralph Jr Wanless
Anne Poage
Marriage: 1826
Margaret E. Wanless
Ralph William Wanless
George Poage Wanless
Virginia Wanless
Ann Wanless
Stephen Hopkins Wanless
Virginia L. Wanless

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Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 16

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English wanles ‘hopeless’, ‘luckless’. In the British Isles the surname is found chiefly in Northumberland and Durham.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Wanless, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ralph Wanless, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ralph Wanless, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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