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Attention SESSLER, SUBLETT, LOFTIS, and MOORE surnames have been moved to a new page. Link is at the bottom of this page.


JACOB SHIVERDECKER: (b) abt 1715, Germany (d) 1782, (m) ANNA CATHERINE KOEHLER, June 5, 1755, Lancaster Co, Pa.:
.........NOTES: There is a Jacob Shiverdecker crossing to America on October 22, 1754, on the Ship "Henrietta", Capt John Ross, list #226A- Immigration book of Straassburger & Hinke - "Pennsylvania German Pioneers":This ship sailed from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes. Among the list was JACOB SCHIFFERDECKER. (per letter from Amanda Taylor, Florida). There is also a JACOB SHIVERDECKER listed in the Continental Army from Virginia.
*Children of Jacob and Anna:
1) JACOB SHIVERDECKER : (b) bef. 1762, (d) 1787
2) MARGARET SHIVERDECKER: (b) bef. 1762 (d) 1821 , Frederick Co Va, (m) HENRY GARD,
3) PHILIP SHIVERDECKER: (b) bef. 1762, (d) aft 1795, (m)ANNA BULLEN, December 14, 1802, Greenbriar Co VA/WV.
4)* MICHAEL SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1762, Frederick Co Va (d) 1833, Prebble Co, Ohio, (m) ANN GARRETT, December 13, 1787.


1) CATHERINE SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1788, Frederick Co VA, (m) WILLIAM YOUNG, May 23, 1806, Greenbrier Co WV.
3) DAVID SHIVERDECKER: (b) August 31, 1794, Frederick Co VA, (d) August 1849, Darke Co Ohio, (m) ELIZABETH FLOYD, August 15, 1815
4) LUKE SHIVERDECKER; (b) 1796, (m) SARAH Unknown:
......Children of Luke: McFarland, Matilda, George, Maria, Mary Jane.
5) MICHAEL SHIVERDECKER JR. : (b) 1800, (m) ABIGAL HIGGINBOTHAM, Kanawha Co WV, (d) bef. 1860.

# Abigal Higginbotham is the daughter of- JOSEPH & MARY [REED] HIGGINBOTHAM
1)* MARTHA SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1826, (d) 1850, (m) GEORGE HENRY FISHER, 1843
2) MARY ANN SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1828 (m) GEORGE HENRY FISHER, June 1852, {after her sister died}: Mary Ann died August 1853.
9) *JAMES REYNOLDS SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1843, (d) Feb 21 1918, Kanawha Co WV, (m) 1. Frances "Fanny" Sisler/Sesler, before 1870 : 2. Sara Wilkenson, Aug. 1885


*FANNY SESLER (b) abt 1850, Montgomery Co Va. (m) abt 1868 (d) abt 1883.
FANNY SESSLER was the daughter of JOHN W. SESSLER AND MARGARET ANN SUBLETT of Montgomery Co Va. {sessler & sublett link at bottom of page}
*Children of James & Fanny Shivertaker
1) DOCIA SHIVERTAKER: (b) abt 1871, (m) June 18, 1905, JOHN BECKNER:, (d) Jan. 13, 1946, Kanawha Co WV. 1st husband :unknown Withrow: had one son , LUTHER WITHROW.
2) LAURA ANN SHIVERTAKER: (b) April 17. 1873; (d) March 15, 1941, Kanawha Co WV; (m) ROBERT LEE CAWLEY (b) Nov 15, 1867, Boone Co WV; (d) May 25, 1955, Kanawha Co WV
{child of Robert Lee and Laura Ann Cawley}
.....................Fred Lee Cawley (b) Feb 20, 1892, (d) April 5, 1967, Sanford, FL. (m) Billie Isabelle Wallace (b) Sept 23, 1826, Detroit, Michigan, (d) June 20 1952, Sanford, FL.
{child of Fred Lee and Billie Cawley}
.....................Robert Lee Cawley (b) Sept. 1, 1933, (d) March 8, 1992, Milbourne, FL (m) Virginia Pierpont, May 14, 1960, Kissimmee FL.
*children: Sharon Lee Cawley, Steven Robert Cawley, and Laura Virginia Cawley.
* Information for Laura Ann Shivertaker and Robert Lee Cawley supplied by Sharon Cawley.
{My Gr Grandmother, Josephine Alice Shivertaker }
3)** JOSEPHINE ALICE SHIVERTAKER: (b) Jan 24, 1876, Kan. Co WV - (d) 1945, Fayette Co WV - (m) FRANK NORRIS ESCUE,(b) June 1869, Kanawha Co WV.
*notes for Josephine Shivertaker: Birth date source: Kan Co WV birth register : WV State Archives, Vol 1. page 206-207-line 21.
The children of Josephine Alice Shivertaker and Frank Norris Escue are found at the bottom of this page with the ESCUE information.

2nd Wife of James Shivertaker: SARAH JANE WILKENSON: (b) 1859, (d) 1945, Parents of Sarah .:b James & Mary [Kelly] Wilkenson:
4) VERTIE SHIVERTAKER: (b) March 24, 1886, (d) December 18, 1978, (m) Feb. 23, 1906, Kanawha Co WV, ERNEST FISHER: s/o Emberson &Arminta Fisher
8)JOHN WILLIAM SHIVERTAKER: (b) Jan 3, 1890: (m) Ethel Virginai Porter July 14, 1915: (d) Oct 22, 1968
........Children:(1) Virginia Marie (2) Ruby Eloise.
9) OSCAR SHIVERTAKER : (b) 1899-(d) 1927
10) PERRY EVERET SHIVERTAKER: (b) Dec. 25, 1888; (m) MAMIE RAY PORTER March 24, 1917: (d) Sept 3, 1958
........Children:(1) Harold (b) 1924-(d) 1924
..................(2)Dorothy Elaine (b) 1926 - (d) 1928
.................(3). Carl Clifton (b) abt 1923:
...............(4) James Richard
.................(5)Ruth Shivertaker
.................(6)Helen Jean (m) unknown Browning
.....NOTES: We do not know why some of James' children and James himself, began using Shivertaker instead of Shiverdecker. My gr grandmother Josephine Shivertaker insisted on being a Shivertaker not a Shiverdecker. One of those "family things" I'm sure.


JOHN ASCUE/ASKEW born abt 1760 in Va or N.C. and died after the 1830 census of Franklin Co VA. He marries LUCY SEAYS/SEES abt 1785 in either N.C. or VA. This marriage information is part of family knowledge passed down thru Kendrick, oldest son of William. I have not been able to find a marriage record, however, there are several Ascue/Askew and Seay families in Birtie Co N.C. at the correct time of our John and Lucy and some of these families migrate to VA late 1700's. I believe our John Askew was first in North Carolina and then Franklin Co Va. Still researching this possiblility. There is a John Askew listed in the 1800 census of VA, Army Lands, Military District. I am not sure exactly where that would be; so if you know about this census district, please write me with the information.
I am going to list 4 sons for John Askew, still need more proof of documentation. In the 1820 census of VA Franklin Co, John Askew is listed as male 45& up, female 45 & up; 4 sons; 2 males = age 14 and 16, I believe this to be Hiram and Lewis, one male age 16-18, William and 1 male age 16-26, Robert E.
William, Hiram and Robert Askew appear in Kanawha Co WV by 1840 spelling the name Escue, Eskew.

There are other Escue's in Lincoln and Putnam Counties WV 1840 and 1850, but we have not proven their connection to John and Lucy. Lewis Askew remains in Franklin Co VA and I have not researced him past the 1850 census. Obediah Eskew is in Kanawha Co VA in the land deeds records of 1830. Obediah is from Patrick Co VA. He may have been a brother to my John, but no proof. There was also a Jonathan Eskew in Kan.Co WV for a short period and I believe that the Lincoln and Putnam Counties Escue's of 1850 may belong to these gentlemen. Several marriages in Putnam Co WV 1848-1882 list a RICHARD ESKEW as the father of some of the male Eskews. On the RootsWeb site, it states that RICHARD ESKEW was the father of a Emmet Asker who married in Putnam Co WV; and list Richard's father as HIRAM ESKEW. The only other Hiram Eskew I have seen is the one in Kanawha Co WV and Franklin Co VA always living beside my William in both counties, and I have listed him as William's brother. I have a theory that maybe John Askew and Richard Askew are brothers and their father was Hiram Eskew of Buchingham Co Va. Now a theory is an explanation of something that has not been proven, so you can send me informatioin that either proves my theory or dis-proves it, either way, we are one step further to finding the connection between the children of John and Richard Eskew.

JOHN & WILLIAM ASCUE are in the 1820 census of Franklin Co Va. {father & son}
WILLIAM & HIRAM ASKHEW are in the 1830 census of Franklin Co Va; William has a male age 70 living with him, I believe to be his father, John
WILLIAM & HIRAM ESCUE are on the 1840 tax list and 1840 census of Kanawha Co WV.
WILLIAM ESCUE IS IN FRANKLIN CO VA in 1837 court records as being insolvent.
There is a Lewis ASCUE listed on the 1840 Franklin co Tax List.
Hiram Escue/Ascue names his sons; William, John Lewis, & Hiram.
William, Hiram, and Robert are in Kanawha co WV 1850 census.

Hirma son of John Askew and Lucy Sees
Hiram is in the 1830 census of Franklin Co Va and is married with one male age 10-15. Is Henry Askew in Kanawha Co 1850 census, District 29, living hear Hiram; Hiram's son, listed in Franklin Co 1830. Mary McClaskey is Hiram's second wife.

Hiram Escue (b) abt 1808, (m) Mary A. McClaskey , May 7, 1846, Kan. Co WV.
Hiram was 40 and Mary was 21 when they were married. They are listed in the 1850 Kan. Co census, family #477-481.
Hiram: 45, (b) in Va.
Mary ; 36 (b) in Va.
John Lewis (b) abt 1847
Matilda (b) 1849, (d) 1853, per Kan Co death records.
Martha A. (b) 1852
William (b) 1854
Mary E. (b) 1856
Hiram D. (b) 1859
Evaline (b) 1862
Andrew (b) 1867

WILLIAM ESCUE(son of John & Lucy) and Theodocia ALLEN are my 3xgr maternal grandparents.

WILLIAM ESCUE: (b) 1791, Illinois or VA, (m) THEODOCIA ALLEN, Feb 17, 1817, FranklinCo VA, {per Wingfield Marriage Bonds, Franklin Co Va; page 25} : William died before the 1860 Kan. co census.; B
DOCIA ALLEN (b) 1793, (d) bef. 1860, Kanawha Co WV, daughter of William Allen born abt 1765 in Va.

1830 census of Franklin Co VA
William age 20-30 wife Docia: age 20-30 male: age 60-70 (John) 2 males: under five 1 male: 10-15 1 female: 5-10 (William is living beside Hiram Askew)

William and Docia {Allen} ESCUE are found in the 1840, Kanawha co WV census, page 30, line 9
1 male - 40-50
1 female - 40-50
1 male - 20-30
1 male 15-20
1 male 10-15
2 males 5-10
1 female - 10-15
1 female - 0-5

1850 census of Kanawha Co WV
William Esque age 59, Docia age 57 Fleming age 15 Sarah age 12

*Children of William & Docia

KENDRICK ALLEN ESCUE: (b) Jan 4, 1817, (d) December 6, 1914, (m) MARTHA FRANCIS CHANDLER ,July 1842.
Kendrick Allen Escue: June 8, 1854
Thomas A. Escue: Sept 2, 1851
Malone Ellis born 1858

PRESTON ESCUE: (b) 1822, Franklin Co Va (d) 1890, (m) ELIZABETH MOORE, 1840: Elizabeth Moore is the daughter of Matthew Moore (Cherokee Indian) and Nancy Butler of Fluvanna Co Va.
Preston is in the Kan. co census for the years, 1850, 1860. Preston began using the Eskewspelling. Preston and Elizabeth lost two children in 1858, while living at Coal River, Kan. Co WV: Frances, age 6, died Dec.1, and Mary J. age 8, died Nov. 10.
Preston & Elizabeth moved to Indiana, Illinois, and last Texas after the 1860 census of Kan. Co WV.
Other known children of Preston & Elizabeth Eskew
James E. Eskew (b) 1850; s/o Preston & Elizabeth Eskew (LDS notes)
Wythel A. Eskew (b) 1854: s/o Preston & Elizabeth; [LDS notes]
Andrew Jackson (b) June 4, 1857, Kan.Co WV, (d) Aug 24, 1933, Mtn View, Kiowa Co , OK. buried at Sharon Cemetery, Lake Valley, OK. (m) Amanda Jane Lee April 1, 1877, County Line, Tx. Amanda (b) Dec 13, 1858, Ark. (d) Oct 3, 1928, Washita Co Ok. buried at Sharon Cem., OK.
...........children of Andrew Jackson Eskew: Lee, Willie B., Dollie M.; Arvel A.; Jessie I.
Samuel G. Eskew; (b) 1859, Kanawha Co Va, (d) June 5, 1932, buried Sharon Cem, Ok. (m) May 4, 1880 to Elizabeth Goodman (b) 1855, Arkansas.
...............Charles Edward Eskew (b) September 20, 1883, Cook Co Tx, (d) December 25, 1969, Sharon Cem, Ok. (m) Ruth G. Macom (b) Jan 20, 1886, Poplar Bluff, Mo. (d) Dec 17, 1987, Carnegie, OK. s/o Samuel & Elizabeth Eskew
........................Cletis T. Eskew (b) July 10, 1904, Cloud Chief, Ok. (d) March 10, 1995, Wichita Falls, Tx (m) Annie L. Smith (b) Jan 6, 1911, Ridgley , TN: {living}. s/o Charles Edward Eskew.
.................................Mark F Eskew (b) Nov 16, 1940, Weatherford, Ok. (m) Linda A. Hawley, Feb 24, 1940, LA, CA. : s/o Cletis Eskew
Notes Information on Samuel Eskew and descendants was sent to me by Mark Eskew ; source; fathers bible records.
Information on Preston Eskew: died in Texas, Elizabeth Moore; wife; was a Cherokee Indian. per bible record and Sale of Estate for Matthew Moore, Cabell Co, Feb 14, 1848,listing his heirs, including Elizabeth Eskew. Matthew came to Kanawha Valley before 1850 and settled near the Falls of Coal River, (Saint Albans). source, Cabell County Abstracts, Book 1, page 380.

ANDREW ESCUE: (b) 1826 : (m) Hannah A. Smith , Sept. 28, 1849: * they arelisted in death records of Kan. Co when their 2 yr old Daniel died on Nov. 10, 1853, Kan co WV. Andrew is in Kan. co census, 1850, 1860 and 1880.

RACHAEL ESCUE, (b) 1827, (m) Jesse O. Kidd. Aug. 6. 1848, [2nd] Toliver R. Bowman 1867.
children: Amelia A. (Pamelia) (b) 1847
Almedia (b) 1849
Minerva (b) 1850
Charles (b) 1855
Columbus (b) 1857
Family names and ages taken from 1850-60 Kan Co WV census.
Rachael married 2nd, Toliver R Bowman, in 1867, Bowman was a widower age 60, the son of Marshall Bowman, farmer. Married by R. Swinburn.

JOHN ESCUE born abt 1827,(m) Henrietta Shelton
Children of John and Henrietta
Guy French ,
John William born 1856 (d) 1934, Wayne Co WV, married Laura Bowen, (2) Martha Donahue: I have more info on this line, please email me
Robert L.

5) * FLEMING ESCUE: (b) 1835, Kanawha Co WV, (d) June 11, 1903 (m) KATHARINE LOFTIS, 1860, Kanawha Co WV.
* KATHARINE LOFTIS, (b) 1841, Henderson, NC. the daughter of Matthew Loftis and Parmelia Moore


ALLEN NOTES This is the informatioin I have on Theodocia Allen of Franklin Co VA
William Allen moved into Franklin co Va , late 1700's, purchased land in 1792. wife's name is unknown
* known children of William Allen are : Theodocia[1793],
William Allen Jr. [1785], two more sons, names unknown.

William Allen JR. remained in Franklin Co VA (m) Susannah Smith and had at least 9 children.
RACHEL ALLEN - 1817 (m) WILLIAM UNDERWOOD; 1837, Franklin Co Va
MARY ANN ALLEN - ?- (m) GERMAN RAKES,Jan 9, 1850.

Andrew Allen (m) Levina Roberts , and had at least 4 children;
JAMES - 1837, Ky-(d) aft 1888
JOSEPH - May 2, 1841 (d) Dec 9, 1925, Salina, Kansas
HOWARD- 1844, Ill.
SARAH JANE - 1823, Franklin co Va, (d) 1863, Mahaska Co Iow.
* Andrew & Levina moved from Franklin Co Va. to Wayne and Warren Co Ky and last to Mahaska County , Iowa in 1850: [source:].

William Allen Sr. had at least two brothers, James, Stephen and possibly a third named Thomas. It is believed that William Allen Sr was born bef. 1765.

Fleming Esque the son of William and Docia Escue

*FLEMING ESQUE 1835-1903 - CATHERINE LOFTIS: 1841-1918
Fleming Esque was born in 1835, Franklin Co Va and died June 11, 1903, Green City, Putnam Co WV. He married Catherine Permelia Loftis abt 1857 in Kanawha Co WV. Catherine was the daughter of Matthew Loftis and Permelia Moore.

*Children of Fleming and Katherine:
SARAH ESQUE: (b) 1858 (m) JOHN THOMAS KELLEY, Aug 8, 1878, Black Betsy, WV
DOLLIE H. ESQUE: (b) 1860
DAVID M. ESQUE: (b) April 1 1862, (d) Dec 14, 1941,in Phelps, WI, Vilas County; (m) Elizabeth Permelia Bailey, July 28, 1888, Putnam Co WV
JOHN FLOID (b) 1865 (d) abt 1871
JAMES ADDISON ESQUE; (b) 1867 (m) Josephine Withrow, Putname Co. listed in 1910 census Putnam Co WV.
ANDREW THOMAS ESQUE: (b) 1868 (d) after 1930 census.
* FRANK NORRIS ESQUE: (b) June 1869 (m) JOSEPHINE ALICE SHIVERTAKER. April 8, 1893, Putnam Co WV. source: Charleston Archives, Putnam Co Marriage Records, page 403,marriage license states that both were born in Kanawha Co WV and living in Putnam Co WV: married by R.L.Workman at the home of Joshua Withrow
FLEM ESQUE (b) 1872 (d) 1872
ANNA LAURA ESQUE (b) 1877, married Reuben D. Pringle
DOCIA A. ESQUE (b) July 12 1879, Putnam Co WV, (d) May 27, 1942, married Henry Watkins, 1900 in Putnam Co WV
EFFIE ESQUE : (b) Feb 5, 1881, (m) IRA SPRADLING, (d) March 24 , 1912, Putnam Co WV.
ELLA ESQUE: (b) March 1883 , (m) ALONZO FARMER

Kanawha Co WV 1860, house 206 at the mouth of Poca River: Flem age 25; Catherine age 19, Sarah age 1

Kanawha Co WV 1870 census, Jefferson District, house 171:
Fleming age 35
Kate age 35
Sarah age 12
Dolly age 11
David age 9
Frank age 8 and John age 4 months are transposed, it should be John age 8 and Frank age 4 months.
1880 census of Putnam Co WV, Poca District #111, house 21, image 3
Fleming Escue age 45 (b) VA
Catherine 38 (b) NC (correct age 40)
Dollie 18 ( 20)
David M. 15 (18)
James A. 13
Andrew 11
Frank N. age 9 (correct age 11)
Annie age 3
Docie age 11 months
Mary age 5
two daughters are born after 1800: Effie (b)2/5/1881 and Ella (b) March 1883

Putnam Co WV 1900 census Poca District, house 221, online images #23, ED#78
Fleming Eskew age 71 (should be 65)(living next to son Frank Eskew
Catherine age 60
Ella M. age 17, born 1883

Fleming Esque's death date taken from a letter written from son Frank to David telling of his fathers illness and to come home if he wants to see him before he dies, at the bottom of the letter, it reads, father died, June 11 1903.
Catherine Loftis Esque death date taken from Obit: March 28 1914, Black Betsy, Putnam Co WV, buried at mcLaughlen's Burial Grounds, now known as Lilly's. Buried beside husband Fleming.
Catherine's sister, Louisa Loftis Kersey filled out an application for the Cherokee Indian Claims around 1906, but was rejected for lack of proof, however Matthew Moore (Catherine's grandfather) was Cherokee and his daughter Permilla Moore who married Matthew Loftis was part Cherokee as was her children. Louisa states she and other siblings were born in Cherokee Co, NC.

David M Esque married Elizabeth Permelia Bailey, July 28 1888, Putnam Co WV
He is listed in 1920 census of Indiana, Clinton Township, ED102:
Children of David and Elizabeth were 1-Morgan Bailey Esque, 2-Mae Julia, 3-Clarice Aurilia, 4-Doris Irma, 5-Dorcas Cleola, 6-Benjamin David, 7-Earl Mcilvain, 8-Mearl Cushman, 9-Darl Bailey Eskew, 10-Helen Elizabeth. note: Mearl and Earl were twins.

James Addison "Addy" Esque married Josephine Withrow abt 1890 Putnam Co WV. Their Children were: 1-Thomas J., 2-Louis M., 3-Bertah C. , 4-Gertrude F.
James Addison is listed in 1910 census of Putnam Co WV:
Attison Escue age 45, widow
Thomas age 19
Lewis age 16
Bessie or Birtie, 13
Girtie age 11
Catherine, mother age 69 widow, born N.C.

Mary C Esque married James Snodgrass, Oct 15, 1895 in Putnam Co WV
Their children were: 1-Birdie, 2-James A., 3-Inez M., 4-Densel, 5-Frank, 6-Minnie.
Putnam Co WV census of 1910, house 215
James Snodgrass age 59, married twice
Mary age 35, married 1; 6 children, 5 living
Birdie age 17, James A.,15, Inez age 11, Denzel, age 5, Frank, age 2,
Minnie is born 1912, Denzel dies 1912.
I cannot find Mary Snodgrass in 1920 census, but Frank and Minnie Snodgrass ages 12 and 10, are listed in Randolph Co WV 1920 census, living at the Odds Fellows Home.

Anna Laura Esque marries Reuben Douglas Pringle Their family is listed in 1920 census of Putnam Co WV . children, 1-Roberta 15, 2-Lila L. 13, 3-Emmet age 12, 4-Robert H. age 11.

Effie Esque married Ira Spradling in Putnam Co WV, They had one child: 1-Earl, listed in Putnam Co WV 1910 census. Effie dies in 1912 and Ira remarries by 1920 census to a Minerva ?. Sons, Earl age 19, and Bentford age 5, are listed in census.

Ella Esque marries Alonzo Farmer in Putnam Co WV: They are listed in 1910 census of Putnam Co WV: Raymond City, Poca District
Alonzo Farmer age 55, married 2times; 5years to Ella
Ella age 26, married 1; 5 children, 2 living
Virgil A age 8; Corrie age 10months:

1920 census of Putnam Co WV, Poca District, Raymond City,
Ella Farmer age 34, widow
Virgil A. age 19
Catherine Cora age 10
Mayse A? age 9

1930 census of Putnam Co WV, Poca District, Nitro.
Ella Farmer, age 47, mother; widow
Virgil, head of household, single, 27,

1930 census, Putnam Co WV; Poca Dist 8
Thomas Esque, age 38 (this is son of James Addison)
Lilly Frances age 40
Ruth 15, Hattie or Etta age 13, Dennie age 10, Homer age 9, Garrett A. age 5.

Andrew Thomas Esque was found in Spencer WV, State Hospital for the Insane in the 1910 census and in the Insane Hospital in Huntington, Cabell Co WV in the 1930 census. I do not have a death date or place.

note: do not confuse Andrew Thomas with another Andrew Esque about the same age listed in 1920 and 1930 WV census, this would be Andrew Green Esque son of Hiram Esque.

*FRANK NORRIS ESCUE: 1869 married, JOSEPHINE ALICE SHIVERTAKER (b) Jan 24 1876, Poca District, Kanawha Co WV, (d) Dec 1945, Fayette Co WV. Josephine was the daughter of James Shivertaker and Mary Frances Sessler.

Children of Frank & Josephine are:
Annie Clyde Escue : (b) October 29 1894:Putnam Co WV (d) Dec 30, 1969: (m) Ebby Phalen: lived in Fayette Co WV; children: Louisa, Becky, Bonnie, Norma Jean, Ross and Ray. Becky married Dick Roberts, Fayette Co WV

James Franklin Escue: (b) March 1897,Putnam Co WV

Lillie Evelyn Escue: (b) May 1900:Putnam Co WV; (d) 1966, Cabel Co WV (m) Frank Wood; abt 1918, : lived in Fayette Co WV;
Lilly and Frank are listed in the 1930 census of Fayette Co WV, Powelton,Kanawha District #23, house #140, image #17.
Frank, age 29, married at age 20, WV, coalminer; Lilly age 29, married age 20; WV; Kathryn age 7; Betty Jane age 5; James Franklin age 3, Naomi Marie age 6months; children of Lilly and Frank are Kathyrn, Betty, James, Naomi and Bill.

John Robert Escue:(b) June 23, 1909 (m) Erva Marie Kay, Kanawha Co WV.
..........children: John Robert Jr (Johnny), deceased, Rebecca (living) married Jackie Lee Farren, moved to Chicago, IL, :

Alma Lissie Escue: (b) March 4, 1904, Putnam co WV. (m) Richard "Dick" Stewart abt 1919, (d) December 12, 1950.
Richard and Alma are listed in the 1930 census of Mason Co WV, Windfield District #38; image 30; house #315; Richard age 30 married at age 19, coalminer; Alma age 25, married age 15; William age 10; Ida Gail age 7.

children of Richard & Alma: William Franklin, 1919; Ida Gail Stewart, 1923; Roxie Lorain Stewart, 1924; Alma Jane, 1926; James Clayton, 1928; Judith Belle, 1932; RoseMary, 1934; Peggy Deann, 1936; Nancy Jo, 1938; Paul Phillip, 1941; Dixie Lea, 1942; Eugene Edward, 1943; Orpha Marie, 1945; Minnie Louise,1946; Richard Jr, and Roland .

Frances Lillian Escue:(b) Feb. 10, 1902, Putnam Co WV (m) Theodore Sterious: lived in Cleveland, Ohio.
......children: Pete, Josephine, Effie, Sarah Jane, and Sultana Sterious

Leota Escue: Aug. 1911 (d)2003 (m) Paul Simmons : lived in Ohio
.........children: Jack Simmons, Gene Simmons, Glenna Simmons.

Samuel Escue: (b) 1915; (d) 1916

*CATHERINE MARIE ESCUE:, (b) October 27, 1906, (d) March 29, 1991, (m) CHARLES HOWARD McCALLISTER {Brownie} , May 2, 1929 . Fayette Co WV.
*To read more about Charles McCallister (nicknamed, Brownie), and Catherine Marie Esque, please visit the McCallister page.

Luther Escue (b) Oct 28, 1916, (d) March 2, 1948

Tom Scott Escue (b) April 28, 1918; living.

When I typed the children of Frank Esque and Josephine, I did not have their corrects birthyears, so they are listed sort of out of birth order. The correct birth order is: Anna Clyde 1894; James Franklin 1897; Lilly Evelyn 1900; Frances Lillian 1902; Alma Lissie 1904; Catherine Marie 1907; John Robert 1909; Leota 1911; Samuel 1915; Luther 1916; Tom 1918.

INFORMATION ON MARRIAGE LICENSE OF FRANK & JOSEPHINE ESQUE source: Charleston WV Archives, pg 403, marriage register, Putnam CoWV.

You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or religious denomination, and the laws of the State of West Virginia, F.N.ESQUE and JOSEPHINE SHIVERTAKER. Given under my Hand, as Clerk of the County Court of the County of Putnam, this 8th day of April, 1893. R.A.Saboms (last name hard to read). Clerk of the County Court of Putnam County, State of West Virginia, relative to Mr FRANK ESQUE of Putnam Co. and State of West Virginia and Miss JOSEPHINE SHIVERTAKER of Putnam Co and State of West Virginia to whom the accompanying Marriage License is issued.
The full names of the parties are as follows:
His full name: Frank Norris Esque
Her full name : Josephine Shivertaker
His age is: Twenty Three years: Her age is: Seventeen years.
He was born in : Kanawha Co, West Virginia
She was born in: Kanawha Co, West Virginia
His place of residence is: Putnam Co WV
Her place of residence is: Putnam Co WV
The name of the party giving the foregoing information is F.N. ESQUE of Putnam Co WV.
Given under my Hand, this 8th, day of April, 1893.
Clerk's signature _________
Minister's return:
I, R.L.Workman, minister, do certify that on the 8th day of April, 1893, at the home of Joshua Withrow, I united in marriage the above-named and described parties under authority of the forgoing License. R.L.Workman.


1900 census of Putnam Co WV, Poca District #78, image #23, house #224
Frank Eskew, head of household, born June 1869, 31 yrs
Josephine A. age 24, (b) Jan 1876
Anna C. [clyde], age 6, (b) Oct 1894
James F. [franklin] age 3, (b) 1897
Lillian E. age 2months, (b) May 1900

. 1910 census of Putnam Co WV Black Betsey, Poca District #163, image #34, house #282:
Frank Esque age 39
Josephine age 34
Clyde age 15
James age 13
Lilly age 11
Fanny age 8
Alma age 5
Marie age 4 , my grandmother
John age 11months,
John Wilson, boarder, age 20
[I believe that John Wilson is a son of Mattison & Pauline Alice Wilson, a 1st cousin to Josephine Shivertaker Esque]

1920 census of Kanawha Co WV, Putney District #129, image #2, house #13
Ebbie B PHALEN age 28
Clyde A. (Esque) age 24
Louisa E. daughter age 5,11months

1920 census of Kanawha Co WV, Cabin Creek District #81, image #24, house #92:
Frank N Esque age 50
Josephine age 45
Lilly, age 19
Frances, age 17
Marie, age 13
Johnnie age 10
Leota, age 8 (Leota lived to be age 91)
Luther, age 5
Thomas S. [scott], age 1

1930 census of Kanawha Co WV Dunbar,2nd block, Industrial Street; dist #80, image #2, house #21; living in the home of Robert & Laura (Shivertaker) CAWLEY:
Frank Esque age 60, married at age 20, glassworker, (b)WV, WV, NC
Josephine, wife, age 54, married age 16, (b) WV, WV, WV
John , son, Army service; age 20
Leota, daughter, age 18
Luther, son, age 15,
Thomas , gr-son, age 11,

1930 census of Fayette Co WV, Falls District #10, Carbondale, image 40, house 206
PHALEN, Ebby B. age 39, coalminer, married at age 21
A. Clyde (Esque) age 35, married at age 16
Louisa E, age 16
Ray E, age 10
Rebecca J. age 5,
Helen age 2, 10months,
Norma Lee age 1

1930 census of Fayette Co WV Kanawha District 23, Powelton, image 17, house 140
WOOD, Frank, age 29, coalminer, married at age 20
Lilly, [esque], age 29, married age 20
Kathryn, age 7
Betty Jane 5
James Franklin age 3
Naomi Marie age 6months

1930 census of OHIO, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland District 1-250, image 27, house 13, in the home of David Davis, owner of restaurant; Theordore and Fanny are listed as lodgers
This is the family of STERIOUS/STEROS spelled today as STEAROS. In the census it is scribbled badly, STROUSS.
STEAROS, Theodore, age 36, married at age 26, cook in restaurant, born in Greece, parents born in Greece, entered country in 1916, alien.
Fanny [esque], age 25, married at age 15, born WV.
Josephine, age 9 WV
Effie age 7 , WV
Pete age 3, 5months WV

More notes on Kendric Escue oldest son of William and Docia
Children of Kendric and Martha Chandler:
Thomas A. Escue (b) Sept 2, 1851, (d) Feb 22, 1944. (m) Julian Pauley
Kendrick Allen Escue (b) June 8, 1842, (m) Fannie Chorlotte Shawver

1) Audrey Escue (b) Dec 17, 1893, WV (d) 1968, buried in St Albans, WV. (m) Noah W. Bird, son of SAMUEL BIRD & LUCY GOODE.
Notes for Noah W. Bird, came from his family and records.
.....................*children of Audrey Escue & Noah Bird:
..........Freeman Bird (m) Audrey Arbaugh
..........Zelma Bird , (m) James Henson
.......... Ruth Bird , (m) Merle Davis
.......... Arthur Jackson Bird , (m) JO Wiseman
.......... Mary Bird (m) William Faerber
.......... Evellen Maxine Bird , (b) Feb 7, 1920, WV , (m) Alvic Grass , (2) Harold Langler
2) Guy Escue
3) Ollie Escue (m) James Halstead
4) Winn Loyd Escue (b) Jan. 3, 1877
5) Claude Escue (b) 1875
6) Edward Escue
7) Beau Escue
Notes for Kendric Escue supplied by : [ Jerry Grass,]

Malone Ellis Escue s/o Kendrick & Martha Chandler Escue; born abt 1860; married, May 4, 1882, to Emily Pauley (b) July 21, 1861; the daughter of Andrew Pauley & Parmelia Holston.
*Their daughter, Lidia Escue (b) 1887 (d) 1913 in childbirth; (m) _______Alford. Child was named Norris Ellis Alford . Their descendant is Norris Alford of Ohio, still living.

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