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The Core Family of West Virginia

Christopher Core (1770-1861) son of of George (?) Core, was born May 09, 1770 in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and died May 20, 1861 in Monongalia County, Virginia. He married August 16, 1797 in Monongalia County, Virginia, Hannah Snider, born March 05, 1780 Monongalia County, Virginia, died March 22, 1868 Monongalia County, West Virginia, daughter of Rudolph "Doll" Snider and Elizabeth Morris. Christopher and Hannah are buried in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

A family tradition states that Christopher Core saw the last Indian invader on Dolls Run and caused him to flee by the old stratagem of appearing to call to a large band of friends. In 1815 when he was 45 years old, being unable to write his own name, he gradually learned.

His first home was near the later Continental mine, above Cassville, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Later he removed to the head of Scotts Run. He was prominent in Dolls Run public life, and his name is repeatedly encountered in a public capacity.

Children of Christopher and Hannah (Snider) Core are:
Elizabeth, Margaret, Catherine, Christine, Mary, Moses, Abram, Asa, Sarah, Rebecca , John, Michael and Barton.

Rebecca Core (1808 - 1901) daughter of Christopher and Hannah (Snider) Core married in Monongalia County, Virginia, Abt. 1828, Benjamin Shriver (1805-1892). They resided in Tyler County, Virginia (Now West Virginia). Please see The Shriver Family page for their family and descendants.

Note: This information updated September 2001, based on research done by Brian D. Core disproving that Christopher Core was the son of Johannes Korr of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for the full text of that message please see: The RootsWeb CORE-L Archive


  1. Core, Earl L., Chronicles of Core , (McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia:1975).
  2. Core, Earl L., The Monongalia Story, A Bicentennial History, II. Pioneers , (McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia, 1974)
  3. Core, Earl, Snider (or Snither) Genealogy , (Monongalia Chronicle, quarterly of Monongalia Co. Historical Society).
  4. Core, Brian D. (

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