Lawrence Wolfe, son of Jacob Wolfe, Sr., was born about 1770 and died in 1841 in Smyth Co., VA. On August 20, 1798, Lawrence Wolfe purchased 152 acres of land in Washington Co., VA from Jacob and Mary Iler. Lawrence Wolfe purchased 135 acres of land from Nicholas and Elizabeth Wassum on October 15, 1815 in Washington Co., VA. Lawrence Wolfe was named in the will of his brother-in-law, Peter Musser, which was dated December 6, 1815 and probated in Wythe Co., VA. Lawrence Wolfe was appointed "Overseer of the road in the room of Adam Collup" on May 16, 1820 in Washington Co., VA. His will was dated September 23, 1841 and was probated in Washington Co., VA. His estate was appraised on January 22, 1842 and sold on February 11, 1841.

Lawrence Wolfe married Elizabeth Snider on September 17, 1795 in Wythe Co., VA. Elizabeth was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Snider. Elizabeth was born about 1771 in Pennsylvania, according to the 1850 Smyth Co., VA census. Lawrence and Elizabeth are listed as heirs of Nicholas Snider in a deed dated September 9, 1826 in Wythe Co., VA. Lawrence Wolfe and Elizabeth Snider had the following children:

1) Daniel Wolfe was born on September 28, 1796 in Washington Co., VA. He died on February 22, 1875 in Seven Mile Ford, Smyth Co., VA. His death record states, “22 February 1875: Daniel Wolfe, age 79 years, died (place unlisted), cause of death - paralysis, born - Washington Co., VA, occupation - farmer, parents - Lawrence and Bess Wolfe, Adison Wolfe, son, informant.” As shown in a deed dated September 20, 1822 in Washington Co., VA, Daniel Wolfe received 132 acres of land from his parents. Daniel married Elizabeth “Betsy” Copenhaver, daughter of Frederick Copenhaver and Eve Phillippi, on October 1, 1818 in Washington Co., VA. Betsy was born on September 20, 1798. She died on December 30, 1882. Both Daniel and Betsy are buried at Ebenezer Church in Smyth Co., VA. Daniel Wolfe and Betsy Copenhaver had the following children:

A)

Catherine Wolfe was born about 1819. Catherine married William Dean, Jr. on April 8, 1845 in Smyth Co., VA.

B)

Anna Wolfe was born about 1820. Anna married Emuel Stafford on September 13, 1844 in Smyth Co., VA. Emuel was born about 1823. The children of Anna Wolfe and Emuel Stafford are: a) Daniel Stafford, born about 1845; b) Isabella C. Stafford, born about 1847; c) Mary E. Stafford, born about 1849.

C)

Jacob Wolfe was born on December 19, 1820. He died on March 24, 1892. Jacob married (1) Lydia Umbarger on January 8, 1848 in Smyth Co., VA. Lydia was born about 1828 in Smyth Co., VA. She died on June 4, 1860 in Smyth Co., VA. Her death record states, “4 June 1860: Lydia Wolfe, age 32 years, died (place unlisted), cause of death - consumption.” Jacob also married (2) Mary A. Bishop on April 10, 1861 in Smyth Co., VA. The children of Jacob Wolfe and Lydia Umbarger are: a) George W. Wolfe, born about 1849; b) Ezra S. Wolfe, born July 19, 1850, died November 8, 1919, married Mary A.; c) Daniel V. Wolfe, born 1853, died 1936, married Lizzie T. Dungan; d) Stephen L. Wolfe, born about 1856; e) Ann E. Wolfe, born about 1857; f) Mary E. Wolfe, born about 1859. The children of Jacob Wolfe and Mary A. Bishop are: g) William D. Wolfe, born about 1863; h) Eldora M. Wolfe, born about 1866; i) Virginia B. Wolfe, born about 1868; j) Charles L. Wolfe, born about 1869; k) Ida Wolfe, born September 26, 1871, died February 1, 1873.

D)

Lucretia Wolfe was born on October 28, 1823. She died on May 19, 1887. Lucretia married Andrew Jackson Blankenbeckler. Andrew was born on February 19, 1814 in Washington Co., VA. He died on April 23, 1895 in Smyth Co., VA. The child of Lucretia Wolfe and Andrew Jackson Blankenbeckler is: a) Matthew Blankenbeckler.

E)

Noah Wolfe was born about 1825. He died on October 24, 1851. He is buried at Ebenezer Church in Smyth Co., VA.

F)

Elizabeth Wolfe was born on June 17, 1827. She died on March 26, 1876.

G)

Eva Wolfe was born about 1829. Eva married Franklin Dalton on September 24, 1857 in Smyth Co., VA.

H)

Addison Wolfe was born on March 8, 1831. He died on November 11, 1905. The Adwolf Community of Smyth Co., VA was named for Addison Wolfe. Addison’s wife was Martha M. "Mattie". Mattie was born on December 2, 1840. She died on January 9, 1931. Both Addison and Mattie are buried at Ebenezer Church in Smyth Co., VA. The children of Addison and Martha M. "Mattie" Wolfe are: a) Joseph M. Wolfe, born February 22, 1861 in Smyth Co., VA, died February 4, 1931, married Osie D. Meek; b) Charles A. Wolfe, born January 12, 1866, died November 27, 1916; c) Stella Wolfe, born January 5, 1880, died September 1974, married Victor Bane Copenhaver.

I)

Sophronia Wolfe was born about 1834. Sophronia married William R. Dutton on June 7, 1855 in Smyth Co., VA.

J)

William Henderson Wolfe was born on July 3, 1835 in Virginia. He died on February 13, 1912. William is buried at the Anderson Cemetery. William’s wife was Nancy J. She was born on January 10, 1837 in Virginia. She died on December 5, 1884. She is buried at the Wolfe Cemetery. The children of William Henderson and Nancy J. Wolfe are: a) Sarah E. Wolfe, born about 1856; b) Mary J. Wolfe, born May 23, 1857; c) John P. Wolfe, born October 6, 1860; d) Willa Ann Wolfe, born September 22, 1862, died August 14, 1864; e) California Kate "Callie" Wolfe, born March 15, 1866, died March 20, 1922, married Lewis Jackson Hubble; f) Fannie E. Wolfe, born about 1868; g) Robert M. Wolfe, born April 1870.

K)

Rebecca Jane Wolfe was born on March 9, 1838. She died on January 8, 1898.

L)

Sarah Caroline Wolfe was born on February 28, 1840. She died on June 25, 1934. Sarah married Franklin Young, son of Fielding and Irena Young, on December 19, 1860 in Smyth Co., VA.

2) Susannah (Susan) Wolfe was born on October 21, 1797, according to Kimberling Church records in Wythe Co., VA. Susan married Joseph Goodman, son of John and Elizabeth Goodman. (Find out more about the Goodman family history here.) Joseph was born about 1800 in Virginia. Joseph Goodman bought several items at the estate sale of his father-in-law, Lawrence Wolfe. Susan Wolfe and Joseph Goodman had the following children:

A)

Rufus Goodman was born about 1825.

B)

Matilda Goodman was born about 1827 in Virginia.

C)

Jefferson Goodman was born about 1828 in Virginia. Jefferson married (1) Ruth Bishop, daughter of Peleg Bishop and Mary "Polly" St. John, on March 8, 1850 in Smyth Co., VA. Jefferson also married (2) Mary Gass, daughter of Wily and Rebecca Gass, on May 30, 1878 in Smyth Co., VA. The children of Jefferson Goodman and Ruth Bishop are: a) Mahlon Goodman, born about 1852; b) Susan J. Goodman, born about 1853; c) Sarah C. Goodman, born about 1856; d) James "Jim" Goodman, born July 18, 1858 in Smyth Co., VA; e) Mary E. Goodman, born February 1864 in Smyth Co., VA, died August 15, 1865 in Smyth Co., VA; f) Nancy C. Goodman, born August 20, 1868 in Smyth Co., VA; g) John Goodman, born about 1872; h) Newton Goodman, born about 1876; i) Robert Goodman, born about 1878.

D)

Rebecca Goodman was born about 1829 in Virginia.

E)

Mary Ann Goodman was born about 1831 in Virginia.

F)

Mahlon Goodman was born about 1833 in Virginia.

G)

Sophia Goodman was born about 1836 in Virginia.

H)

Lucinda Goodman was born about 1837 in Virginia.

3) Simpson Wolfe was born on September 26, 1799, according to Kimberling Church records in Wythe Co., VA. He died in 1860 in Washington Co., VA where his will, dated January 2, 1858, was probated on August 27, 1860. Simpson Wolfe purchased land from John and Eve Minnich, Conrad and Louisa Fudge, and Adam and Susan Fudge on October 22, 1839 in Washington Co., VA. Simpson was married to Dolly Ann Fudge on December 20, 1827 in Washington Co., VA by William Lane. Dolly Ann was probably the daughter of Conrad and Eva Fudge. Simpson Wolfe and Dolly Ann Fudge had the following children:

A)

Delilah Wolfe was born about 1828. She died before October 28, 1861 as guardianship for her children was appointed to Thomas Davenport in Washington Co., VA on that date. Delilah married Robert Bailey on March 15, 1849 in Washington Co., VA. Robert died after February 22, 1864 as Washington Co., VA records show he was appointed guardian of his children at that time. The children of Delilah Wolfe and Robert Bailey are: a) Nancy Ann Bailey; b) William Bailey; c) Sampson Bailey; d) Mary Jane Bailey; e) Florence Virginia Bailey; f) Robert G. Bailey.

B)

William Wolfe was born about 1830. His will was probated in 1887 in Washington Co., VA.

C)

Eliza Jane Wolfe was born about 1833.

4) Lea Wolfe was born on August 26, 1801, according to Kimberling Church records in Wythe Co., VA. She died after 1850. She was unmarried when her father wrote his will in 1841.

5) John Wolfe was born about 1805 in Virginia. John’s wife was Susan. Susan was born about 1806 in Virginia. John and Susan Wolfe moved to Lee Co., VA where they were living by 1850. At the time of the 1850 Lee Co., VA census, a woman named Jane Sampson, age 45, was living in the household with them. John and Susan Wolfe had the following children:

A)

Calvin Wolfe was born on August 18, 1827 in Virginia. He died on April 2, 1904. Calvin married Rebecca Clarkson, daughter of Fairwick Clarkson and Agnes Muncy, on February 9, 1854. Rebecca was born in May 1834 in Tennessee. She died in May 1923. The children of Calvin Wolfe and Rebecca Clarkson are: a) Elbert Wolfe, born about 1855 in Tennessee; b) Henley Wolfe, born about 1857 in Tennessee; c) Milton Wolfe, born about 1859 in Tennessee; d) Sarah Wolfe, born July 1875; e) Clementine Wolfe, born July 1877; married a Cole.

B)

Anderson Wolfe was born about 1829.

C)

Sarah A. Wolfe was born about 1830.

D)

Lawrence Wolfe was born about 1832 in Virginia. Lawrence’s wife was Sally. the children of Lawrence and Sally Wolfe is: a) Archillus Wolfe, born 1859 in Tennessee.

E)

Jackson Wolfe was born about 1834. Jackson’s wife was Barthena. The children of Jackson and Barthena Wolfe are: a) Sterling Wolfe, born about 1855; b) William Wolfe, born about 1862.

F)

Sampson Wolfe was born about 1836.

G)

Margaret Wolfe was born about 1838.

H)

Alfred Wolfe was born about 1840.

I)

William Wolfe was born about 1842 in Virginia.

J)

Virginia "Jennie" Wolfe was born about 1846 in Virginia.

K)

Emily Wolfe was born about 1849 in Tennessee.

6) Betsy Wolfe was born about 1807.

7) Solomon Wolfe was born on December 19, 1810 in Washington Co., VA. He died on October 21, 1895 in Smyth Co., VA. The death record reads, “21 October 1895: Solomon Wolfe, age 86 years, died (place not listed), cause of death - old age, birthplace - Smyth Co., VA, occupation - farmer, parents (not listed), spouse - Mary, M.P. Wolfe, son, informant.” (Note the death record lists his place of birth as Smyth Co., VA although Smyth Co. was not formed until 1832.) On the 1832-1834 tax lists of Smyth Co., VA, Lawrence Wolfe is taxed on 3 males age 16 and over (himself and 2 sons). In 1835, Solomon Wolfe appears for the first time on the tax list. Lawrence is taxed on 2 males age 16 and over (himself and a son). Solomon is enumerated the same day as John Wolfe, son of Lawrence. This would indicate Solomon's year of birth is 1813-1814. Solomon married Mary "Polly" Cowden on October 13, 1834 in Smyth Co., VA. Polly was born on January 16, 1814. She died on December 16, 1898. Both Solomon and Polly are buried at Greenwood Methodist Church in Smyth Co., VA. Solomon Wolfe and Polly Cowden had the following children:

A)

A son who has not yet been identified was born about 1835.

B)

Manerva J. Wolfe was born about 1836.

C)

James F. Wolfe was born about 1838. He died before 1870. James married Lucinda A. Falkie, daughter of Christian Falkie and Elizabeth Wolfe, on August 17, 1858 in Smyth Co., VA. Lucinda was born on November 4, 1841 in Virginia. She died on January 3, 1903. She is buried at Greenwood Methodist Church. (Find out more about Lucinda's ancestry here.) The children of James F. Wolfe and Lucinda A. Falkie are: a) Eunice M. Wolfe, born May 25, 1860, died April 4, 1889; b) Mary E.F. Wolfe, born about 1863.

D)

Sylvester J. Wolfe was born in 1840. He died in 1896. He is buried at Greenwood Methodist Church in Smyth Co., VA. Sylvester married Catherine Hester, daughter of Thomas and Nancy Hester, on December 26, 1867. Catherine was born about 1845. She died in 1924. The children of Sylvester J. Wolfe and Catherine Hester are: a) Rachel Wolfe, born November 1869; b) Mary Wolfe, born about 1874; c) Jackson P. Wolfe, born about 1879; d) George W. Wolfe, married Nannie E. Hutton.

E)

Lafayette Wolfe was born about 1842. He died on October 30, 1914. He is buried at Round Hill Cemetery in Smyth Co., VA. Lafayette married Mary A. Jemima Hester, daughter of Thomas and Nancy Hester, on June 22, 1865 in Smyth Co., VA. The children of Lafayette Wolfe and Mary A. Jemima Hester are: a) Bandellus Wolfe, born about 1866; b) Edward T. Wolfe, born about 1867; c) Charles M. Wolfe, born about 1869; d) Granville Wolfe, born about 1872; e) Frances Wolfe, born about 1874; f) Louisa Wolfe, born about 1876; g) Jennie Wolfe, born about 1877; h) Zachary Mitchell Wolfe, born about 1879.

F)

Elizabeth E. Wolfe was born about 1844. She died in 1928. Elizabeth married Levi P. Ford, son of Simeon and Mary Ford, on June 21, 1866 in Smyth Co., VA. Levi was born about 1844 in Sullivan Co., TN. The children of Elizabeth E. Wolfe and Levi P. Ford are: a) Elcanah Ford, born about 1867, died 1939, married Josephine Copenhaver; b) Albert Ford, born about 1869, died 1946, married Catherine Copenhaver; c) Dollie Ford, born 1874, died 1874; d) Mittie Alice Ford, born about 1882, died 1949, married Milton C. Copenhaver.

G)

Granvett Foy Wolfe was born about 1846. He died in 1914. Granvett married Mary C. Harris, daughter of Noll and Mary Harris, on June 18, 1868 in Smyth Co., VA. The child of Granvett Foy Wolfe and Mary C. Harris is: a) Virginia Bell Wolfe, born May 4, 1868 in Smyth Co., VA.

H)

Mary Catherine Wolfe was born about 1848.

I)

Frances Wolfe was born about 1851.

J)

Louisa C. Wolfe was born about 1853.

K)

Charles G. Wolfe was born about 1855. Charles married Henrietta Tobler in 1885.

L)

Marcellus P. Wolfe was born on May 30, 1860 in Smyth Co., VA. His birth is recorded there. Marcellus’s wife was Viola. Viola was born in 1862. She died in 1924.

8) David Wolfe was born about 1814 in Virginia. He died after 1879. On the 1836 tax list for Smyth Co., VA, Lawrence Wolfe has 2 males age 16 or over (himself and a son). In 1837, David Wolfe appears on a tax list for the first time. He is taxed the same day as Lawrence, who has 1 male age 16 or over (himself). David married (1) Apelina Wolfe, daughter of Michael and Peggy Wolfe, on May 5, 1840 in Smyth Co., VA. Apelina was born about 1814 in Virginia. She died after 1860. (Find out more about Apelina's ancestry here.) David and "Appelana" Wolfe appear in the 1850 Lee Co., VA census; David and "Abolina" Wolfe appear in the 1860 Lee Co., VA census. Their children's names vary greatly between the two censuses. David also married (2) Rebecca Minton on January 1, 1874 in Lee Co., VA. Rebecca was born about 1833 in Lee Co., VA. (Rebecca had married first John Michael VanHuss, son of Michael and Elizabeth VanHuss.) David and Apelina Wolfe had the following children:

A)

Louisa Wolfe was born about 1841 in Smyth Co., VA. Louisa married Samuel Kinser, son of William and Matilda Kinser, on August 20, 1874 in Lee Co., VA.

B)

Francis Marion Wolfe was born on August 10, 1842 in Smyth Co., VA. Francis married Lucinda Jane VanHuss, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth VanHuss, on January 24, 1886 in Lee Co., VA. Lucinda was born on May 7, 1835 in Washington Co., VA.

C)

Amanda J. Wolfe was born about 1846 in Smyth Co., VA.

D)

Leonna Wolfe was born about 1847 in Smyth Co., VA. Leonna married James Fidetis Ball on January 4, 1866 in Lee Co., VA. The children of Leonna Wolfe and James Fidetis Ball are: a) David Joshua Ball,, born about 1867, died about 1949, married Amanda Melissa Speak; b) Amanda Almeda Ball, born about 1869, died about 1943, married Robert Denton; c) Mary Ball, born about 1871; d) Caleb Houston Ball, born February 7, 1873, died January 13, 1948 in Kansas, married (1) Sarah Wolfe (find out more about Sarah's ancestry here), married (2) Ida Ethel Hobbs.

E)

Hawkins Wolfe was born about 1849 in Lee Co., VA.

F)

Caleb Joshua Wolfe was born on March 7, 1851 in Lee Co., VA. He died on July 28, 1920. He is buried at Botner’s Grove Cemetery in Lee Co., VA. Caleb married Rachel D. Wolfe, daughter of Silas Hiram Wolfe and Elizabeth Farris, on July 27, 1876 in Lee Co., VA. Rachel was born on March 1, 1856 in Lee Co., VA. She died on November 4, 1934 in Lee Co., VA. (Find out more about Rachel's ancestry here.) The child of Caleb Joshua Wolfe and Rachel D. Wolfe is: a) Carmine R. Wolfe, born January 1879 in Lee Co., VA, married Loretta G. Latham.

David Wolfe and Rebecca Minton had the following child:

G)

Wright Stickley “W.S.” Wolfe was born on February 17, 1880 in Lee Co., VA. He died on May 29, 1960 in Brown Co., TX. W.S. married Iva Mae Walker on October 14, 1917 in Brown Co., TX. Iva was born on December 4, 1882. She died on January 11, 1985 in Texas.