Greathouse Descendants USA

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Welcome! This website was created on Feb 03 2009 and last updated on Jan 05 2016.

There are 6621 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of Levering, Wigard in 1648. The most recent event is the death of Tanner, Roxie in 2015.The webmaster of this site is Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

About Greathouse Descendants USA
Many Greathouse descendants have completed their lines back to the original Greathouse 
settler in Philadelphia PA - Herman Groethausen - while others are still seeking their 
roots in America and still others are currently tying Herman's line back to Germany.

Most West Virginia Greathouses can trace their ancestry to the Greathouses of the 
northern Panhandle Counties - or - to the Greathouses of Monongalia and Preston 
County - or - to the Greathouses of Harrison County WV - or - to John Greathouse who 
was born about 1778 somewhere in VA and who married Sarah McDade in 1806 in Mason County VA.  

John and Sarah McDade Greathouse and their children lived in the part of (W)VA that 
was part of different counties at different times -  Mason, Kanawha, Jackson, Wirt and 
finally Roane County, WV where John died in 1866. He is buried in Spencer, Roane 
County, WV.

In searching for the parents of my ancestor, John Greathouse, I gathered information 
about many other Greathouse lines. There are many different lines of Greathouses on 
this site along with allied family listings, totalling over 6000 people.  

This is an on-going search.  I have recorded information from documents, descendants 
and many other sources, some more accurate than others.  If you are researching this 
line and have questions or more accurate data, please contact me at

The site is searchable by surname by clicking on a letter of the alphabet below - or - 
by entering information in the search box above. If you are interested in a particular person, 
and desire more details, please Email me.

As you scroll through listings you will find some are marked with a RED square. This 
square indicates that the person is a direct descendant of the John and Sarah McDade 
Greathouse line, which is my direct line.
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