Mary (Hoff) Fitz Randolph

Mary Caroline (Hoff) Fitz Randolph (1863 - 1944)

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Mary Caroline Fitz Randolph formerly Hoff
Born in Auburn, Ritchie, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Auburn, Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Sep 2014 | Last significant change: 12 Nov 2018
19:37: Thomas Randolph edited the Birth Place and Death Place for Mary (Hoff) Fitz Randolph. [Thank Thomas for this]
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Biography

Mary Caroline Hoff was born in Auburn, WV in 1863, the daughter of John Hoff and Elizabeth Gaston. She grew up on the family farm in Auburn and there in 1888 married Alva Fitz Randolph from the neighboring village of Berea. The following year, Alva started his college studies at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and the couple settled there. After he got his degree, the couple remained in the Alfred area the rest of their lives, buying a farm and raising a family of five children, and later having a house in the village itself. Mary died in 1944 in Alfred, and Alva followed in 1949. They are buried together in the Alfred Rural Cemetery in Alfred.

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Surname note

In this Fitz Randolph family, Fitz appears to have been used by all family members in the family where Mary is a wife as their middle name as if part of their surname: In some censuses, the family is recorded using FitzRandolph or Fitz Randolph as the surname including for Mary C (Catherine) FitzRandolph. The current consensus is therefore to use the surname Fitz Randolph as the married name for Mary. (Need to confirm how Fitz Randolph was used in the Alva Fitz Randolph family in legal documents and when births were recorded.) Please don't hesitate to contact the profile manager if you think this decision should be reviewed!


Sources


Personal knowledge of Mary's grandson, R. Fitz Randolph.

Residence in West Virginia

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZHM-D6V : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Hoff in household of John Hoff, West Virginia, United States; citing p. 20, family 133, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,197. Census place: Union Township, Ritchie County, WV, Post Office: Harrisville, WV. Census date: 22-23 Jun 1870. Name: Mary C Hoff; Gender: Female; Age: 7; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Birth Year (Estimated): 1862-1863; Birthplace: Virginia; Page Number: 20; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): John Hoff, M, 44, Virginia now WV; Farmer, real estate: 2000, personal estate: 600; adult male citizen; Elizabeth Hoff, F, 40, Virginia; Keeping house; Ere B Hoff, M, 20, Virginia; at home; Irvoin S Hoff, M, 16, Virginia; attending school; George S Hoff, M, 14, Virginia; attending school; Charlotte C Hoff, F, 12, Virginia; attending school; attended school; Rebecca J Hoff, F, 10, Virginia; attended school; cannot write; Weldon A L Hoff, M, 8, Virginia; Mary C Hoff, F, 7, Virginia; Silas M Hoff, M, 5, West Virginia; Rosa Bird Hoff, F, 3, West Virginia; Martha L Hoff, F, 1, West Virginia. All birthplaces are noted as "Virginia now WV"; Living near a Bee, Davis

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6TW-3G3 : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Hoff in household of John Hoff, Union, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district 148, sheet 328B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1413; FHL microfilm 1,255,413. Census date: 9 Jun 1880. Name: Mary C Hoff; Gender: Female; Age: 17; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Occupation: Home; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Dau; Birth Year (Estimated): 1863; Birthplace: West Virginia, United States; Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia, United States; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): John Hoff, Self, M, 54, head, married, West Virginia, United States; Farmer; parents' birthplace: PA; Elisabeth Hoff, Wife, F, 50, married, keeping house, West Virginia, United States; parents' birthplace: WV; Weldon Hoff, Son, M, 19, single, West Virginia, United States; staying at home; disabled; attended school; parents' birthplace: f:PA; m:WV: Mary C Hoff, Daughter, F, 17, single, West Virginia, United States; at home; disabled; attended school; parents' birthplace: f:PA; m:WV: Silas M Hoff, Son, M, 15, single, West Virginia, United States; working on farm; attended school; parents' birthplace: f:PA; m:WV: Lewis R Hoff, Son, M, 9, single, West Virginia, United States; attended school; parents' birthplace: f:PA; m:WV: Lloyd Hoff, Son, M, 7, single, West Virginia, United States; attended school; parents' birthplace: f:PA; m:WV: Rosa B Hoff, Daughter, F, 13, single, West Virginia, United States; at home; attended school; parents' birthplace: f:PA; m:WV .

Marriage

"West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1HR-75B : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Fitz Randolph and Mary C Hoff, 1888; citing Ritchie, , county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 839,540. Name: Alan Fitz Randolph; Age: 21; marital status: single; birthplace: Ritchie Co., WV; Occupation: Teacher; Spouse's Name: Mary C Hoff; Spouse Age: 25; Spouse marital status: single; Spouse birthplace: Ritchie Co., WV; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 11 May 1888; Event Place: Ritchie; Affiliate Repository Type: County Records. Residence for both: Ritchie Co., WV. Performed by G.A. Blagg. 'Alan' can be easily read as 'Alva'.

Residence in New York

"New York, State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQS7-BJM : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Randolph, 1892; citing Alfred, E.D. 01, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 501,959. Census date: 16 Feb 1892. Name: Mary C Randolph; Event Date: 1892; Event Place: Alfred, E.D. 01; Age: 29; Gender: Female; Birthplace: United States; Birth Year (Estimated): 1863; Citizenship Status: Citizen; Household members: Alva F. Randolph, m, 25, US, cit, Farmer; Mary C. Randolph, f, 29, US, cit; Fucia F Randolph; f, 3, US, cit; Elizabeth Randolph, f, 2, US, cit.

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS67-WSV : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Fitz in household of Randolph Alvah Fitz, Alfred Township Alfred village, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 397, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,008. Census date: 25-26 Jun 1900. Name: Mary C Fitz; Gender: Female; Age: 37; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Number of Living Children: 4; Mother of how many children: 4; Years Married: 12; Birth Date: Mar 1863; Birthplace: West Virginia; Marriage year (est.): 1888; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Randolph Alvah Fitz, Head, M, Apr 1867, 33, married; yrs married: 12; West Virginia; Farmer, Unemployed: 0 months; owned farm with mortgage; farm schedule available; Mary C Fitz, Wife, F, Mar 1863, 37, married, yrs married: 12; children born: 4; living: 4; West Virginia; occupation: none; Fucia Fitz, Daughter, F, June 1889; 11 (10 in original form), West Virginia; at school, 9 mo; Elizabeth Fitz, Daughter, F, Oct 1890, 10 (9 in original), New York; at school, 9 mo; Lowell Fitz, Son, M, Oct 1894, 6 (5 in original), New York; at school, 9 mo; Florence Fitz, Daughter, F, Mar 1899, 1, New York. Parents' birthplace for everyone: West Virginia. NOTE: on original form, the family is listed by the surname Fitz Randolph; e.g. Fitz Randolph, Alvah; Fitz Randolph, Mary C; etc.

New York, State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVBH-JDD : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary F Randolph, Alfred, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York; citing p. 36, line 6, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 501,960. Census date: 1 Jun 1905. Name: Mary F Randolph; Residence Place: Alfred, Allegany, New York; Age: 42; Birth Year (Estimated): 1863; Birthplace: United States; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Race: W; Page: 36; Reference ID: 6. Address: Callen Hill. Household members listed: Alva F Randolph, head, w, m, 38, US, cit, Farmer, own account; Mary F Randolph, wife, w, f, 42, US, cit, housework; Fusia F, daughter, w, f, 16, US, cit, at school (8); Elizabeth F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 14, US, cit, at school (8 1/2); Lowell F Randolph, son, w, m, 10, US, cit, at school (8 1/2); Florence F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 6, US, cit, at school (8 3/2); Vida F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 3, US, cit.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5Q9-323 : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C F Randolph in household of Alva F Randolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 11A, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,936. Census date: 4 May 1910. Name: Mary C F Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 47; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1863; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva F Randolph, Head, M, 43, 1st marriage; yrs married: 21; West Virginia; Farmer, dairy farm, employer; owned farm, with mortgage; has farm schedule. Mary C F Randolph, Wife, F, 47, 1st marriage, yrs married: 21; children born:5;living:5; West Virginia; Fucia F Randolph, Daughter, F, 20, single, West Virginia; Elizabeth F Randolph, Daughter, F, 19, single, New York; Lowell F Randolph, Son, M, 15, single, New York; Florence F Randolph, Daughter, F, 11, single, New York; Vida F Randolph, Daughter, F, 6, single, New York; All parents' birthplaces: West Virginia. Everyone can read/write. All children attending school. NOTE: All children use F as middle initial for Fitz.

"New York, State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9X2-5LS : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Fitzrandolph, Alfred, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 24, line 42, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 1915. Name: Mary C Fitzrandolph; Gender: Female; Age: 53; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1862; House Number: Un; Page: 24; Line Number: 42. Address: Cross Road, R.D. 1. Farm. Household members listed: Alva FitzRandolph; head, w, m, 49, US, cit, farmer, emp.; Mary C FitzRandolph, wife, w, f, 53, US, cit, housework; Fucia FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 25, US, cit, teacher, wages, Hancock NY; Elizabeth FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 24, US, cit, teacher, wages, Wellsville, NY; Lowell FitzRandolph, son, w, m, 20, US, cit, college; Florence FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 16 US, cit, school; Vida FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 11, US, Cit, school; Perry Ralph, servant, w, m, 19, US, cit, farm laborer, wages.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJKD-G8N : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Fitzrandolph in household of Alva Fitzrandolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 250, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,084. Census date: 28 Jan 1920. Name: Mary C Fitzrandolph; Gender: Female; Age: 56; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1864; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva Fitzrandolph, Head, M, 52, married, West Virginia; farmer, general farm, own account, farm schedule 66; Mary C Fitzrandolph, Wife, F, 56, married, West Virginia; no occupation; Fucia Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 30, single, West Virginia; teacher, high school, wages; Elizabeth Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 29, single, New York; attended school!; no occupation; Lowell Fitzrandolph, Son, M, 25, single, New York; teacher, university, wages; Florence Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 20, single, New York; no occupation; Vida Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 16, single, New York; attended school; Arthur Moland, Hired man, M, 67, single, New York; parents' birthplace: NY; farm laborer, working out, wages. Address: Randolph Road, Farm, Owned, no mortgage. All parents' birthplace: West Virginia.

"New York, State Census, 1925," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSMC-7BV : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Randolph, Alfred, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1925," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing state population census schedules, 1925, p. 5, line 46, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 1925. Name: Mary C Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 62; Nationality: United States; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1863; Page: 5; Line Number: 46. Household members: Alva F Randolph, head, w, m, 58, US, cit, farmer, own account; Marcy C. Randolph, wife, w, f, 62, US, cit, housework; Vida F Randolph, daught, w, f, 22, US, cit, college. Address: S. Main St.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7H3-7NB : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C F Randolph in household of Alvah F Randolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0001, sheet 3B, family 70, line 91, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1405; FHL microfilm 2,341,140. Census date: 4 Apr 1930. Name: Mary C F Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 67; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1863; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alvah F Randolph, Head, M, 62, married, age at marriage: 21; West Virginia; parents' birthplace: WV; retired; Not a veteran; Mary C F Randolph, Wife, F, 67, married; age at marriage: 25; West Virginia; parents' birthplace: WV; occupation: none. Owned House, value: 3000, no radio, not a farm.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQB6-X32 : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary C Randolph in household of Alva Fitz Randolph, Alfred, Alfred Town, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-1, sheet 6B, family 147, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2459. Census date: 15 April 1940. Name: Mary C Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 76; Marital Status: Married; Race (Original): White; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Birthplace: West Virginia; Birth Year (Estimated): 1864; Last Place of Residence: Same House; House number: 35; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva Fitz Randolph, Head, M, 72, married, educ:C-4; other employment [probably retired]; income:0; received other income; West Virginia; Mary C Randolph, Wife, F, 76, married, educ: H-4; West Virginia, housekeeping; income:0, no other income. Number of weeks worked: 0 for both.

Children

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFR7-662 : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary Caroline Hoff in entry for Elden Raymond Lee and Florence Fitz Randolph, 15 Mar 1920; citing Allegany, New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,590. Name: Elden Raymond Lee; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 15 Mar 1920; Event Place: Allegany, New York, United States; Age: 20; Birth Year (Estimated): 1900; Father's Name: Albert E Lee; Mother's Name: Mary Fisher; Spouse's Name: Florence Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Age: 21; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Caroline Hoff.

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6HD-935 : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary Carolyn Hoff in entry for James Thomas Barrs and Vida Fitz Randolph, 27 Aug 1931; citing , New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,586. Name: James Thomas Barrs; Residence: Cadwell, Laurens Co., GA. Num of marriage: 1st; Event Type: Marriage License; Event Date: 27 Aug 1931; Event Place: , New York, United States; Age: 26; Birthdate: 2 Sep 1904; Birth Year (Estimated): 1905; Birthplace: Danville, GA; Occupation: Teacher; Father's Name: Andrew R Barrs; Birthplace: US; Mother's Name: Dolly Lee Brown; Birthplace: US; Spouse's Name: Vida Fitz Randolph; Spouse residence: Alfred, Allegany Co., NY; Spouse occupation: Laboratory Ass't; Birthplace: Alfred, NY; Spouse's Age: 28; Spouse birthdate: 7 Jun 1903; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1903; Spouse num of marriage: 1st; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva F Randolph; birthplace: US; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Carolyn Hoff; birthplace: US. Future address: 6 Washington Ave, Cambridge, Mass.

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFRW-N3Z : accessed 14 July 2015), Mary Carolyn Hoff in entry for James Thomas Barrs and Nida Fitz Randolph, 02 Sep 1931; citing Allegany, New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,590. Name: James Thomas Barrs; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 02 Sep 1931; Event Place: Allegany, New York, United States; Age: 26; Birth Year (Estimated): 1905; Father's Name: Andrew R Barrs; Mother's Name: Dolly Lee Brown; Spouse's Name: Nida Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Age: 28; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1903; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva F Randolph; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Carolyn Hoff.

Death

FindaGrave Memorial #117404245 accessed 14 Jul 2015. Name: Mary Caroline Hoff Fitz Randolph: Birth: 06 Mar 1863; Virginia, USA; Death: 19 Apr 1944; Family links: Parents: John Hoff (1825 - 1903), Elizabeth Ann Gaston Hoff (1830 - 1905); Spouse: Alva Fitz Randolph (1867 - 1949); Children: Fucia Fitz Randolph (1889 - 1971), Elizabeth Fitz Randolph (1890 - 1983), Siblings: Eri Benson Hoff (1850 - 1938), Hiriam James Hoff (1852 - 1855), George Skilful Hoff (1855 - 1914), Silas Marion Hoff (1865 - 1944), Rosa Byrd Hoff (1867 - 1908), Martha Nora Hoff (1869 - 1870), Lloyd Lownds Hoff (1873 - 1956); Burial: Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, Allegany County, New York, USA. Inscription: "Fitz Randolph, Mary C. Hoff, 1863-1944, Alva, 1867-1949". Photo: yes.


DNA Confirmations

Both sides

  • Paternal relationship and maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andme test match between Thomas Fitz Randolph and C.R.D., 3rd cousins. Predicted relationship from 23andme: "2nd to 3rd cousin based on 1.54% of DNA shared across 8 segments."

Paternal side -- Hoff branch

Maternal side -- Gaston branch

Mary Caroline's maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Thomas Fitz Randolph (GED kit M011134), Linda Kovach (GED Kit M412337) and one anonymous test-taker at 23andme (name withheld to protect their privacy) sharing a 18.3 cM segment on chromosome 8 from 121,000,000 to 132,000,000, with Peter Swisher III (1779-1830) and Susannah Rinehart (1779-1856) identified as the common ancestors.

Acknowledgements

Susan Strzalka contributed to this profile through the import of My-Family-18-Jun-2015.ged on Jun 18, 2015.



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Alva Fitz Randolph family in 1917
Alva Fitz Randolph family in 1917

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