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Jemima Reger

 

 

30. Jemima Reger (Married Edward Jackson Colerider (#29), 6 October 1842 in Harrison Co., WV. Golden Wedding Anniversary 6 October 1892.(Source: a note in an old family photo book in the possession of Evelyn Sharpe Bumgarner, a Colerider Descendant). See wedding record.(According to Virginia Marriages 1740-1850, 7 October 1842 in Lewis County). Source of green information is from Claudine Harding in numerous e-mails February and March 2009 to Susan L. Snyder. [Note: Claudine Harding is the GGGG Granddaughter of Rebecca Love (Eleanor Winnie Love's (#58) sister) and GGGGG Granddaughter of William Love (#115) and Winford Carney (#116)] The source of purple information: Descendants of Hans Jacob Rueger by Henry Koffman (Reger Family Genealogist) via Internet posting)]

Born: 22 April 1826, 22 April 1826 (Source: a note in an old family photo book in the possession of Evelyn Sharpe Bumgarner, a Colerider Descendant) at Buckhannon, W. Virginia (27 March 1826 in Lewis County, VA, now West Virginia) of Henry Reger (#59) & Barbara Strader (#60). [Note: Edward Jackson Colerider (Jemima Reger's husband) had an Uncle Isaac Reger (the husband of Edward's mother's sister Fanny Love). Isaac Reger's parents were Philip & Dorcas Reger. Note: This information may lead to the discovery that Jemima was related to Isaac.][Source of the information about Jemima's parents: e-mail from Jim Reagor dated June 17, 2009]

Died: 20 Sept 1905, October 1905 (Source: a note in an old family photo book in the possession of Evelyn Sharpe Bumgarner, a Colerider Descendant); (22 September 1902 in Taylor County, West Virginia at Grafton) at the age of 79 years 4 months and 22 days (20 Sept. 1905 at the age of 79 years 4 months and 29 days according to the Register of Death of chronic bronchitis, signed by physician J. C. Inous) in Randolph Co., WV (Her name does not show up after the 1900 census for Grafton Ward 1, Taylor, West Virginia. She is buried with her husband at Blue Mount Cemetery in Grafton, West Virginia. (Source: Kathryn Nally Smith in a web query posting dated June 12, 2005.)(Source of wine colored information: Reger WV Tree on ancestry.com posted by Larwvusa. This source seems to have some misinformation concerning the dates of Jemima's birth and death.)

 

[Her half siblings included:

a) Anthony Reger: (Married 1st: Mary Ours on 3 April 1836 (4 March 1836) in Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia) widow of Peter Lynch); Married 2nd: Mary Post on 23 February 1860 in Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia); Born: 28 January 1816 in Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia) (28 January 1815 in Upshur County, West Virginia) of Henry Reger (#59) and his first wife, Elizabeth Rohrbough; Died: 7 December 1906 in Upshur County, West Virginia at Lorentz.

b) Goodman Reger: (Married 1st: Rebeca Hyre on 9 December 1844 in Lewis County, West Virginia bond date; Married 2nd: Judith Kesling on 8 August 1852 in Upshur County, Virginia (now West Virginia); Born:14 April 1822 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia) Fink's Run near Buckhannon & Lorentz of Henry Reger (#59) and his first wife, Elizabeth Rohrbough; Died:14 August 1904 in Upshur County, West Virginia on Fink's Run near Buckhannon & Lorentz, West Virginia.

c) Infant Daughter:Born:1824 in Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia) of Henry Reger (#59) and his first wife, Elizabeth Rohrbough; Died:1824 in Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Died in Infancy.

 

Her siblings included:

a) John S. Reger: (Married 1st: Mary L. Mc Whorter on 1 January 1851 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia, near Buckhannon) Married 2nd: Margaret Ruhama Waggoner on 10 September 1854 in Lewis County, West Virginia at Henry Waggoner's); Born:16 April 1828 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia, near Buckhannon); Died:?

b) Henry Jr. Reger: Born: 5 January 1830 in Bridge Run, Lorentz, West Virginia; Died: 21 March 1837 in Lewis County, Virginia (now Bridge Run Lorentz, Upshur County, West Virginia)...Died Young.

c) Manley Reger: Born:7 January 1832 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia; Died: 25 March 1837 in Bridge Run, Lorentz, West Virginities Young. [Note: Henry Jr. and Manley died young within 4 days of one another]

d) Saul Reger: Born: August 1834 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia); Died: 1 May 1835 in Bridge Run, Lorentz, West Virginia...Died in Infancy.

e) Martin Reger: (Married: Sarah Jane Tuttle on 28 March 1861 in Harrison County, West Virginia); Born: May 1836 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia; Died: 25 December 1909 at his home near Lorentz, Upshur County, West Virginia.

f) Mary Elizabeth Reger: ((Married 1st:John Shelton on unknown day at unknown location; Married 2nd: Isaac J. Welton on 9 April 1879 in Upshur County, West Virginia); Born: About 1838 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia); Died: ?

g) William Reger: (Married: Mary Elizabeth Jones on 27 December 1866 in Upshur County, West Virginia); Born: 30 July 1840 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia; Died: 17 March 1914 in Lewis County, West Virginia at home on Smith's Run near Weston.

h) Virginia Reger:(Married: Lewis Isaac Lesem on 17 February 1863 in Upshur County, West Virginia); Born:1843 in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia; Died:?

i) Philip E. Reger:(Married: Martha E. Boram on 17 November 1875 in Lewis County, West Virginia); Born: 14 August 1846 (about 1847) in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia); Died:18 July 1906 in Upshur County, West Virginia at Lorentz.

j) Martha Jane Reger: (Married: Edmund Hawker Selby on 24 October 1866 (24 December 1866) in Upshur County, West Virginia); Born: 26 August 1848 (about 1849) in Lewis County, Virginia (now part of Upshur County, West Virginia; Died:1 April 1912 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. ]

 

Below: This photograph was in a family photo album in the possession of Evelyn Bumgarner (a Reger descendent) on 9 September 2009. The photo was labeled "Henry C. Colerider (#15)'s Maternal Aunts." That means these women were Jemima's sisters. They must be Mary Elizabeth Reger, Virginia Reger, and Martha Jane Reger, but which lady is which is unknown. [Note: Based on the aging appearance, Susan Snyder guesses that Virginia is on the left, Martha Jane is in the middle, and Mary Elizabeth is on the right.]

Miscellaneous:

The 1830 Census of Lewis County: [Jemima's father, Henry Reger (#59)] REGER, Henry (total 9) lists the following: 1 male 30-40 = Henry, age about 36; 1 female 20-30 = 2nd wife, [Jemima's mother, Barbara Strader (#60)] Barbara, age about 27; 1 male 10-15 = Anthony, of Henry's 1st marriage, age 14; 1 female 10-15?; 2 males 5-10 = Goodman, of Henry's 1st marriage, age 8 and ?; 1 female under 5 = Jemima, age 4; 2 males under 5 = John S, age 2, and Henry Jr., age 1. [Larwvusa Note: It appears to be that the 2 missing kids (1 boy and 1 girl) from the prior census are still in household in 1830.]

1840 Census, Lewis County: REAGER, Henry (total 8): 1 male 40-50 = Henry, age about 46; 1 female 30-40 = wife, Barbara, age about 37; 1 male 20-30 = Anthony, of his 1st marriage, age 24; 1 male 15-20 = Goodman, age 18, of his 1st marriage; 1 female 10-15 = Jemima, age 14; 1 male 10-15 = John S., age 10; 1 male under 5 = Martin, age 4; 1 female under 5 = Mary Elizabeth, age 2 (note son William, born July 1840, was not on the census).

Jemima was only 16 years old when she married Edward.

In the 1850 census for District 30 in Lewis, Virginia, Jemima's husband, Edward, appears as Edward Collender. Birth Year: abt 1818; Birthplace: Virginia; Home in 1850: District 30, Lewis, Virginia; Family Number 242. Household Members include: [Edward's father (Henry Colerider #57)] Henry Collender: 68 (Farmer with value of real estate owned: $1000); [Edward's mother Eleanor (#58)]: Ellen Collender: 52; Edward Collender: 32 (Farmer); Mary Collender: 17; Elizabeth Collender: 33; Margaret Collender: 7; Barlow Collender: 5; Winford Collender: 3, and John W. Collender 1. [Note: This census, enumerated on the 13th day of July 1850 is very difficult to read. Jemima, aged 24 at the time of the census, is missing from the census. The identity of Elizabeth Collender, aged 33 is unknown. Mary is Edward's sister and Jemima's sister-in-law. Margaret, Barlow (Barbara Ellen), Winford, and John W. are Edward's and Jemima's children. To see a scanned copy of the original document, click on the census image.

In the 1860 Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, Virginia, enumerated on the 30th day of June, there were 11 people living in E. J. Colerider's home: E.J. Colerider: 42 (a mechanic), Jemima Colerider: 33 (wife) , Margaret Colerider: 15 (Domestic), Barbary E. Colerider: 13, Winfield C. Colerider: 11, Mary Colerider: 9, Virginia Colerider: 7, Henry C. Colerider (#15) (age 5), Alverta Colerider: 3, Sally T. Colerider: 1, and Melville Johnson: 18 (Town Shoemaker?...hard to read). Click on the image below to see the 1860 census.

 

Jemima is listed in the 1870 West Virginia Census Index page 180 (WV56917825) as living in Elk Township in Harrison County. The listing includes: Edward J: 52, Boot Shoemaker; Jemima: 46, keeping house; Mary E: 19, at school; Virginia M: 17, at school, Alverda: 13, at school; Henry C.:14, at school; Sallie T. : 9; Florence C.: 7. Eleanor: 71, at home. [Susan Snyder's note: Eleanor was Edward's mother. His father must have died and Eleanor was living with Edward and Jemima in 1870.] Click on the image to see the 1870 census.

 

In the 1880 Census for Taylor County, West Virginia, Edward is 62 and a boot and shoe maker. Jemima is 53 and keeping house. She is listed as being born in Virginia, as were both her parents. Alvena is 22, Sallie is 21, Flora is 19. There are two boarders living at the home, Albert Graham 27 and Thomas W. Davis 27. Just below Edward's household on the census is Henry C. Colerider (#15), Jemima's son. Henry is the head of a household and 25 years old. He is a shoe maker. His wife, Alma, 22, is keeping house. Click on the image to see the 1880 census.

Edward and Jemima had 10 children in all, including 8 daughters and two sons: John Colerider, Bertie Colerider, Margaret L. Colerider (Married Douglas), Ellen B. Colerider (Married Dudley), Winefred C. Colerider (Married Shahan), Mary E. Colerider (Married Young), Virginia Minerva Colerider (Married Buzzell), Henry Clay Colerider (#15) (Married Anna Eliza Payne (#16)), Sally T. Colerider (Married Davis),and Flora Cecilia Colerider (Married Hesser). John died at 2 years of age.

Below is a photograph of Jemima, her husband, and their adult children. Front Row: Bertie Colerider, Virginia Colerider, Henry Clay Colerider (#15), Sallie (Sally) Colerider, Flora Colerider; Back Row: Maggie (Margaret) Colerider, Mary Colerider, Edward Jackson Colerider, Jemima Reger, Lum (Winifred) Colerider, and Ellen Colerider.


On the 1900 Census for Grafton Ward 1, Taylor, West Virginia, Jemima is listed as living with Barbara Dudley b. 7-1845 (54, widow, head of the house, 5 children, 4 living, owns house), Barbara's children (Fred R Dudley b. 2-1868, 32, train dispatcher; Daisy Dudley b. 2-1874, 26, dry good store; Della Dudley b. 11-1879, 20, telephone operator; and Edward Dudley b. 8-1882, 17, at school; and Barbara's sister, Alberta Colerider b. 11-1870, 30 single. Jemima is listed as being born April 1825. She was 74, a widow, the mother of 10, with 7 living children, born in West Virginia. Her father and mother are also listed as being born in West Virginia. [Susan Snyder's note: Barbara Dudley and Alberta Colerider are two of Jemima's 10 children. Barbara Dudley is Ellen B. Colerider listed in the picture above and probably the Barbary E. listed on the 1860 Census. Fred, Daisy, Della, and Edward are 4 of Jemima's grandchildren. Jemima was born April 1826, not April 1825. The age of 74 is correct on the census. Alberta Colerider is probably Bertie Colerider listed above; but, if she is only 30 in 1900, Jemima would have been 44 when Alberta was born in 1870. If Alberta is the Averta Colerider on the 1860 census, the 1860 census states that she was 3 in 1860, so she should be listed as ~ 43 on the 1900 census and Jemima would have been 31 when she gave birth to this daughter.]
Click on the image to see the 1900 census.

 

Below: These four photographs were in a family photo album in the possession of Evelyn Bumgarner (a Reger descendent) on 9 September 2009. Each one was labeled "Jemima Reger ?"

Jemima and her husband, Edward, are buried at Bluemont Cemetery in Grafton, West Virginia. Find-A-Grave photograph credits are as follows: Photograph 1 of cemetery entrance: MKW, photographed on March 3, 2006; Photographs 2 and 3: D. G. Keener, photographed on November 23, 2011.

Below: Left: Edward J. Colerider 1817-1897 --- Jemima His Wife 1826-1905. Below: Right: Jemima Colerider 1826-1905.

 

Lifetime Events Summary For Jemima Reger:

Event
Date
Jemima's age
Birth
22 April 1826
0
Marriage
6 October 1842
16
Children's births
1843-1859
17-33
26 January 1855
29
Age at Father's Death
~ 1859
~33
Civil War
1861-1865
35 - 39
West Virginia Becomes State
20 June 1863
37
Age at Mother's Death
1882
56
Age at Husband's Death
27 November 1897
71
Death
October 1905
79

 

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