Forney and Clark Genealogy Pages


First/Given Name(s):


Last/Surname:



Robert Lee Toney, Sr.

Male 1810 - 1890  (79 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Headstones
    Toney, Robert Lee, Sr. (1810-1890)
    Toney, Robert Lee, Sr. (1810-1890)
    Robert Lee Toney, Sr. (1810-1890); Porter Cemetery, Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV, USA. Photo was taken by David R. Clark, M.D., and has been enhanced with burn-tool in Photoshop. Thank you to Gary Weaver who owns and maintains the Porter Cemetery.

  • Name Robert Lee Toney 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 19 Oct 1810  Peytona, Kanawha (Boone) Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1890  Boone Co., WV; burial: Porter Cem., Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0156  forneyclark
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 

    Father Poindexter (twin) Toney, I,   b. 3 Oct 1763, Buckingham Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1832, Kanawha Co., (West) VA; burial: Old Toney Cem.,Toney's Branch, on Coal River, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Jane "Polly" Lilly,   b. ABT. 1778, Montgomery Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1845, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1797  Montgomery Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Penedamia Alvina Foster,   b. 2 May 1811, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1855, Bloomingrose, Boone Co., VA; burial: Porter Cem., Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1836  Kanawha Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Ann Toney,   b. 23 Sep 1837, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1911, Ameagle, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Poindexter "Jerry" Toney,   b. 14 Jan 1839, Peytona, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1903, Racine, Boone Co., WV; burial: Porter Cem., Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Nancy Toney,   b. 24 Jan 1840, Bloomingrose, Logan (Boone) Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1911, WV; burial: Porter Cem., Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Thomas Foster Toney,   b. 25 Jun 1841, Big Coal, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1859  (Age 18 years)
     5. Carey M. Toney,   b. 30 Nov 1842, Peytona, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1923, Kanawha Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Mary Elizabeth Toney,   b. 9 Mar 1844, Peytona, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1913, Putnam Co., WV; burial: Mt. Vernon Cem., Teays Valley, Putnam Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Frances Mary "Fanny" Toney,   b. 24 Aug 1845, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1881  (Age 35 years)
     8. John "Leftridge" "Lef" Toney,   b. 20 Mar 1847, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1927, Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV; burial: Mechanics & Miners Cem., Bloomingrose, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. James A. "Jim" Toney,   b. 24 Aug 1848, Peytona, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1925, Fort Collins, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. Robert Lee Toney, Jr.,   b. 12 Dec 1850, Racine, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1922, Burial: Mechanics & Miners Cem., Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Marcus F. "Mark" Toney,   b. 27 Feb 1852, Racine, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1926, Seth, Boone Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     12. Penendamia "Penny" Toney,   b. 1 Oct 1854, Peytona, Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Helen Wison Lavette,   b. 1820, Nelson Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Sep 1860  Boone Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ********
      Source:
      Margaret Lillian "Marnie" Porter's notes:
      Robert Toney, Sr. and his brother Poindexter Toney were the first settlers on the Big Coal River, then Virginia, now WV. When the land west of the Allegheny Mountains was opened for settlement, Congress gave large land grants to soldiers who wanted to settle there. Robert Toney received a land grant on Big Coal River extending from Joe's Creek along Big Coal River for five or six miles, including all of Toney's Branch. At the same time, his brother Poindexter Toney received a large land grant farther down the river, including Peytona.

      Robert, Toney, Sr. and Poindexter Toney came to Big Coal River, staked their claim, planted a crop, then went back east for their families. When they returned they found that Indians had burned their cabins and bears had destroyed their crops.

      Robert Toney, Sr. had a son Robert Toney, Jr. He was born on the new land and lived there all his life. He was active in politics and served in the Virginia Legislature which met in Williamsburg, VA. He rode horseback from Big Coal Creek to Williamsburg to attend.

      Robert Toney, Sr. had a stroke and was paralyzed the last ten years of his life. After his death, his daughter Nancy and husband John Armstrong Porter moved into the home which now belonged to their son Andrew.

      The family graveyard is in the corner of the garden near the house. When Andrew sold the home in 1911, he deeded the grave to the dead. I believe it is one half acre. The deed is on record in the courthouse in Madison, WV.

      Information regarding the Toneys and the Porters was given to me by my grandparents, Nancy and John Armstrong Porter and my father Andrew Crocket Porter. Information regarding the children of Robert Toney, Jr. was given to me by his daughter Izora Toney Thomas who is now deceased. Signed: Margaret Lillian Porter on June 28, 1988
      ********
      Source:
      SEE DOROTHY JANE AYERS BUCKLEY'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/c/Dorothy-J-Buckley/
      Dorothy Jane Ayers Buckley:
      2 Robert Lee Toney b: 19 October 1810 in Peytona, Boone County, West Virginia d: 15 May 1890 in Boone County, West Virginia
      ....... +Penendamia Alvina Foster b: 2 May 1811 in Kanawha County, [W] Virginia m: 12 November 1836 in Kanawha County, Virginia d: 1 October 1855
      ********
      Source:
      Boone, (W)VA 1850 Federal Census
      ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wv/boone/1850/
      (File 1 of 5)
      This Census was transcribed by Vickie Moore and proofread by Marsha Thompson
      for the USGenWeb Census Project®, http://www.us-census.org/
      Copyright 2004 by Vickie Moore

      USGENWEB (US-CENSUS) NOTICE: These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced
      in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization.
      Non-commercial organizations desiring to use this material must obtain
      the consent of the transcriber prior to use.
      Individuals desiring to use this material in their own research may do so.
      Formatted by USGenWeb Census Project File Manager, Marsha Thompson
      All of the above information must remain when copied or downloaded.
      Census_Year 1850
      Microfilm # M432-936
      State (W)VA
      County Boone
      17 44 44 Toney Robert 40 M . Farming 1,500 Virg'a . . . . .
      18 44 44 Toney Pinera 36 F . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      19 44 44 Toney Jane 12 F . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      20 44 44 Toney Poindexter 11 M . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      21 44 44 Toney Nancy 9 F . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      22 44 44 Toney Thomas 8 M . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      23 44 44 Toney Casey 7 M . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      24 44 44 Toney Elizabeth 6 F . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      25 44 44 Toney Francis 5 F . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      26 44 44 Toney Leftridge 4 M . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      27 44 44 Toney James A 2 M . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      28 44 44 Kirk Absolom 20 M . Labourer . Virg'a . . X . .
      29 44 44 Poindexter Toney 8 M . . . Virg'a . . . . .
      ********
      Source:
      SEE REBECCA FALIN'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=beca6000&id=I58517
      Becky Falin's Genealogy Database:
      Rebecca Falin:
      ID: I58517
      Name: Penadamia Toney 1
      Sex: F
      Birth: 1 OCT 1854 in Boone Co., Virginia
      Death: BET 1854 AND 1860 in Boone Co., Virginia
      Father: Robert Lee Toney b: ABT 1810 in Kanawha Co., Virginia
      Mother: Penendamia Alvira Foster b: 2 MAY 1811 in Virginia
      Rebecca Falin's sources:
      Title: Kith and Kin of Boone County, West Virginia, Volume XXVII
      Publication: Boone County Genealogical Society, 2002
      Text: Robert Lee Toney, b. 19 Oct 1810 Kanawha, VA, d. 15 May 1890 boone, WV, m1. Penendamia Alvira Foster, 12 nov 1836 Kanawha, VA, b. 2 May 1811 VA, d. 1 Oct 1855, m2. Mary Helen Wison Lavette 1860.
      children:
      1. Jane Ann, b. 23 Sep 1837 Kanawha, VA, d. 5 Jan 1911
      2. Poindexter, b. 14 Jan 1839 Kanawah, WV, m. Alsey Ann Paul 14 Mar 1861 Kanawha, b. 1839 VA
      3. Nancy. b. 25 Jan 1840, d. 1908, m. John A Porter, b. 1827
      4. Thomas F, b. 25 Jun 1841, d. 25 Nov 1859
      5. Carey, b. 30 Nov 1842 Boone, VA, d. 24 Apr 1923, Kanawha, WV, m. Georgiana R Doss, b. 1853 MD,d. 7 Oct 1906 Boone, WV
      6. Mary Elizabeth, b. 9 Mar 1844, m. Joab Fowler, b. 1833
      7. Frances, b. 24 Aug 1845 Kanwha, VA, m. William Fauber, b. 1844
      8. John Leftridge, b. 20 Mar 1847 Kanawha, VA, d. 5 Sep 1927
      9. James A, b. 24 Aug 1848 Boone, Va, d. 25 Aug 1925 Fort Collins, CO
      10. Robert, b. 12 Dec 1850 Racine, Boone, VA, d. 22 Mar 1922
      11. Marcus, b. 27 Feb 1852
      12. Pendemania, b. 1 Oct 1854
      ********
      Source:
      SEE JOEL HAGER'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I213539
      Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research:
      Joel Hager:
      (Note below was submitted by JANET BARKER HAGER):
      ID: I213539
      Name: Poindexter Toney
      Given Name: Poindexter
      Surname: Toney
      Sex: M
      Birth: 3 Oct 1763 in Buckingham County, Virginia
      Death: 5 Jul 1832 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Burial: Old Toney Cemetery, Boone County, West Virginia
      Occupation: Farmer/Lumber/Salt Mines
      _UID: D93B97427E33479B8DC82F64D54BF58E0B8E
      Change Date: 13 Jan 2008 at 18:18
      Note:
      From the Boone County West Virginia History, 1990 Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.
      Moved to Cole [sic] River in 1810 around Racine, West Virginia.
      POINDEXTER TONEY was born in 1763 son of William and Margaret (Sutherland) Toney of Franklin County, Virginia. He died about 1835 and is buried near Toneys Branch in Boone County. He may have served in the Revolutionary War because it is known that his twin brother, Carey, served. He may have been with other members of the Toney family when their ginseng camp on Toneys Branch was raided by Indians in the early 1790's. We know that his brother, John Toney, owned land there at that time. He married lst Mary Rawson of Franklin County, Virginia in 1788 and 2nd Jane Lilly, daughter of Robert, in 1797 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Some people have the theory that his lst wife and children may have been killed in the raid on the "Rooting Camp", but there doesn't seem to be a tradition in this area of such deaths.
      Children of Poindexter and Jane were: Frances who m. Edley Elkins; Mary; James who m. Nancy Gillispie; Carey who m. lst a dau. of Nathan Turley, 2nd Telitha V. Bailey; Robert who m. lst Penedomonia Foster and 2nd Ellen Lavette, a schoolteacher; Margaret who m. lst John G. Jarrell, 2nd her cousin, William Toney; Harvey who m. Maria Fauber; Jane who m. Van Rensellar Curtis as his 2nd wife; Poindexter who m. lst Elizabeth Jarrett, 2nd Mary M. Gillespie; Adam who m. Julia Ann Abbott; Jesse who m. Amanda Jarrell; Nancy who m. John Smith; and Susan who m. Madison Jarrell.
      SUBMITTED BY: JANET BARKER HAGER
      Father: William Toney b: 28 Jun 1737 in St. Peter's Parish, James River, New Kent County, Virginia
      Mother: Margaret Sutherland b: Abt 1739 in Albemarle (Bedford) County, Virginia
      Marriage 1 Mary Rawson b: Abt 1765 in Virginia
      Married: 28 Apr 1788 in Franklin County, Virginia
      Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
      Marriage 2 Jane Lilly b: Abt 1780 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      Married: 1 Nov 1797 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
      Children
      Frances Toney b: Abt 1798 in Bloomingrose, Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Mary Toney b: Abt 1799 in Bloomingrose, Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Jesse Toney b: 1 Jun 1803 in Bloomingrose, Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      James Toney b: Abt 1804 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia
      Margaret 'Peggy' Toney b: Abt 1808 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Carey Toney b: Abt 1809 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Robert Lee Toney b: 19 Oct 1810 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      John Harvey Toney b: Abt 1814 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Jane Toney b: Abt 1815 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Susan Minerva Toney b: Abt 1816 in Kanawha (Boone) County, (West) Virginia
      Poindexter 'Decker' Toney b: May 1818 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia
      Adam Toney b: Abt 1819 in Kanawha (Logan) County, (West) Virginia
      Nancy Toney b: Abt 1820 in Virginia
      ********
      Source:
      Lynn Weaver:
      Robert Lee Toney Death Record:
      Death Record Detail at http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=4963948&Type=Death
      Name: Robert Toney
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 15 May 1890
      Death Place: Boone, Boone, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 85y
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Marital Status: M
      Occupation: Farmer
      Mother's Birth Place:
      Father: Poindexter
      Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History
      For Research Purposes Only
      West Virginia Division of Culture and History
      Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.
      ********
      Source:
      SEE DOROTHY JANE AYERS BUCKLEY'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/c/Dorothy-J-Buckley/ODT33-0004.html
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/c/Dorothy-J-Buckley/ODT33-0005.html
      Dorothy Jane Ayers Buckley:
      ... 2 Robert Lee Toney b: 19 October 1810 in Peytona, Boone County, West Virginia d: 15 May 1890 in Boone County, West Virginia
      ....... +Penendamia Alvina Foster b: 2 May 1811 in Kanawha County, [W] Virginia m: 12 November 1836 in Kanawha County, Virginia d: 1 October 1855

      ....... *2nd Wife of Robert Lee Toney:
      ............. +Mary Helen Wison Lavette b: 1820 in Nelson County, Kentucky m: 11 September 1860 in Boone County, West Virginia d: Unknown
      ....... 3 Mary Lavette b: 1840 in Kentucky d: Unknown
      ....... 3 Juliet Lavette b: 1844 in Kentucky d: Unknown
      *******
      Source:
      Mary Jane Vandale Wood and Gary Weaver:
      Burial place: Porter Cem., Bloomingrose, Boone Co., WV
      ********





This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding v. 13.0.4, written by Darrin Lythgoe © 2001-2022.

Maintained by Donna Clark.