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Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA

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  • Levi Simmons (1816 - 1900)
    Son of Jacob and Sarah Elizabeth (Wooten) Simmons. Married first to Mary "Polly" Eye (d. 1860) Secondly, married to Louisa J. Abbott (d. 1902). Children by Mary are believed to include: Malvina...
  • George Washington Bible Bennett (1831 - 1864)
    Birth: 1831, USA Death: May, 1864 Pendleton County West Virginia, USA George was at his father's house in the Bland Hills when it was raided by the Swamp Dragons, a violent local militia group with...
  • Elijah Bennett (c.1795 - aft.1870)
    Birth: Aug. 18, 1795, USA Death: Nov. 20, 1871 Pendleton County West Virginia, USA Elijah's family had Southern sympathies during the CIvil War; his son Henry was in McNeill's Rangers. In 1864 the ...
  • Barbara Lambert (1830 - 1900)
  • Mary Magdalene Zickefoose (1843 - 1899)
    Mary Magdalene Simmons Zickefoose daughter of Peter and Sarah (Moyers) Simmons. She was born in Pendleton Co., VA and married Asbury William Zickefoose 27-Jul-1865 in Ritchie Co., WV. 8 Childre...

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This project is a table of contents for all projects relating to this County of West Virginia. Please feel free to add profiles of anyone who was born, lived or died in this county.

Pendleton County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on December 4, 1787 from parts of Augusta, Hardy and Rockingham counties (Virginia). It was named in honor of Edmund Pendleton (1721 - 1803).

Edmund Pendleton was born in Caroline County, Virginia on September 9, 1721. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1744. In 1751, he served as a justice of the peace and was a member of the Virginia General Assembly from 1752 to 1774.

He was President of the Virginia Convention of 1775 and 1778 (that ratified the US Constitution), represented Virginia in the Continental Congress (1774-1775), and served as the Governor of Virginia (1774-1776).

He later served as the President of the Virginia Court of Appeals. Judge Pendleton died on October 23, 1803.