Looking for info on this Orndorff family story and family from West Virginia. I was told by my ex-mother-in-law, now decesed, that her grandmother had been killed by a sheriff and the grandfather and two sons were blamed for the murder, but were cleared a week later after attending the funeral in handcuffs. That This woman (named Janie/Jennie/ Jane or Rebecca) was a very respected woman of the area and that over 200 people attended the funeral.
What info I do have for fact is my exmother-in-laws name was Janie Marie Orndorff Lathe, her fathers name was Woodrow Wilson Orndorff and grandfather went by the name Blanton.
I found on the net; 1. WW1 Draft Registration Card 1917-1918, Herbert Blanton Orndorff Star Tannery, Frederick Co. VA Birth 21 July 1875 Race white Occupation Farmer Roll 1984715 Serial 1817 Order 660
2. 1900 Census Name: Herbert B Orndorff Home in 1900: Dry Run, Frederick, Virginia Age: 23 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877 Birthplace: Virginia Relationship to head-of-house: Brother Race: White Household Members: Name Age L H Orndorff 24 Girtie M Orndorff 27 Hrasell Orndorff 4 Trilby C Orndorff 2 Thelma B Orndorff 1 Herbert B Orndorff 23 Arthur R Orndorff 14 Elmer C Orndorff 8 Rebecca S Jenkins 14
3. 1920 Census Name: Herbert B Orndorff Home in 1920: Back Creek, Frederick, Virginia Age: 43 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877 Birthplace: Virginia Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Jennie Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 6 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Herbert B Orndorff 43 Jennie Orndorff 38 Edna M Orndorff 17 Arthur S Orndorff 14 Herbert H Orndorff 12 Alty L Orndorff 8 Woodrow W Orndorff 6 P Blanton Orndorff 5 Esla Orndorff 1 1/12
I am at brick wall when it comes to this family any help would be very appreciated.