Hello and welcome to the Rutherfords of Berkeley County, WV Genealogy Site
I am Thomas Walls, descendent of George ML Rutherford, my 4th great grand father and first of my ancestors to appear in Berkeley County, WV
(Berkeley County, VA until June 1863, when West Virginia Split from Virginia during the Civil War)
This site is a continual work in progress, but was last update 04/30/2016.
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1: George ML Rutherford son of Archibald Rutherford and Barbara Laubinger
Born March 10, 1785 in Frederick County, VA
Death January 16, 1848 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA (Later WV)
George ML first appears in the Census of Berkeley County, VA in 1820, and also in the 1830, and 1840.
Married Margaret Peggy Cline September 15, 1815 in Berkeley County, VA
Margaret Peggy Cline
Born 1788 Where is UK
Death January 12, 1851 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA
Both are buried in the Lutheran Reformed Cemeterey, Church Street, Martinsburg, WV,
Georges ML stone reads:
In Memory Of
George ML Rutherford
who departed this life
June 16th 1848 Aged 63 years
3 months 6 days
Next few lines were un-readable
He died in hopes of better days
when god shall raise the dead
Margarets stone reads:
In Memory of
Wife of GML Rutherford
Died July 12 1851 at
the 62 years of her age
Bottom could not read at the time
2. John W Rutherford
Born 1820 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County
Death 19 June 1865 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV.
2. George Foster Rutherford
Born January 6, 1823 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA
Death 07 Sept 1891 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV
2. Unknown female Rutherford
Born 1826, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA
The 1830 Census of the United States Berkeley County, Virginia list one female under the age of 5 in the household.
The 1840 Census of the United States Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia list one female age 10-14 in the household.
By the 1850 Census, only Margaret and Andrew Harrison are left on the census.
Its my assumption it is a daughter of George ML and Margaret, but no name or information on her has been located.
2. Andrew Harrison Rutherford (My 3rd Great Grand Father) <---- my ancestry line
Born 1831 Martinsburg, Berkeley County, VA
Death 27 April 1903 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV