Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jenkins, Anna (Kyger)

Anna (Kyger) Jenkins

AKA: She was probably known as Annie.

DEATH: Her death certificate reads: Anna Kyger Jenkins, age: 74 years, 10 months, 21 days; place of birth: Vermilion Co., IL; occupation: housekeeping; died: 18th Jan. 1906 at 11:12 a.m. - Georgetown Twp.; buried 20th Jan. 1906 at McKendree Cemetery; cause of death: chronic Nephritis.

OBITUARY: Anna Jenkins Died Friday - Another of oldest Women of Vermilion County passed away

Mrs. Anna Jenkins died at her home three miles south of Grape Creek, Friday. She was 75 years of age.

The deceased was one of the pioneer women of Vermilion County, having been born in Georgetown township. She was known to many, particularly in and about Georgetown and Grape Creek.

She is survived by seven children. Her husband died some years ago.

The funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning at the McKendree Cemetery.
(Source: Commercial News)

Kiger, James

James Kiger

AKA: According to Nancy Michael, James Kiger was the only family member who spelled his surname, Kiger. His offspring also used this spelling.

Census: 1830, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp.
James Kiger

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Salem Twp., 159/159, 9 Sep 1850
James Kiger, 49, m. carpenter, $1000, PA; Lucinda, 39, f. OH
Goldy, 19, f. OH; Thomas, 16, m. clerk, OH; Hannah, 13, f. OH
Leonidas, 10, m. OH

OBITUARY: 8 Jul 1848, Obituary - died at the residence of this brother-in-law, James Kiger, in Clarington, [OH] on the 4th inst., Mr. Riley Cain, in the 22nd year of his age, youngest son of Richard and Hannah Cain who are among the oldest and most estimable of our citizens.
(Source: The Spirit of Democracy, 8 Jul 1848, from Fedorchak, Vol. IV, p. 42)

Jenkins, Verlin Willis

Verlin Willis Jenkins

WESTVILLE (CNS) - Verlin Joe Jenkins, 71, of Westville, [IL], Route 1, a retired miner and mechanic, died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 1972) at Lake View Memorial Hospital. He was admitted a short time before and death was attributed to natural causes.

Born July 2, 1901, in Georgetown, he was the son of Willis and Lucinda Smith Jenkins. He was married July 14, 1921, to Mary Biggs, who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Charles of Pochahontas, Ill., Norman of Westville and Fred of Houston, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Phyliss Calin of Danville; a brother Charles of Bismarck; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Watson of Sherwood, Ohio, and Mrs. Maude Black of California; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Urbas Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Dubre will officiate. Burial will be in McKendree Cemetery near Georgetown. Friends will be received at the funeral home frm 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
(Source: Commercial News, 5 Oct 1972 - furnished by Jo Bolerjack)

Jenkins, Dorwin Chalmers

Dorwin Chalmers Jenkins

GEORGETOWN (CN) - Dorwin Chalmers Jenkins, 58, of 107 Clark, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 15, 1972) at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Born May 9, 1914, in Vermilion County, he was the son of Wilbert and Bessie Jenkins. He was married Aug. 31, 1935 at Rockville, Ind. to Myrtle Williams.

Dorwin was an auto mechanic and was a veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the Gerogetown Sportsman Club and a member of the Dornblaser American Legion Post 203 and Russell Masonic Lodge 154.

Other survivors include his step mother, Mrs. Helen Jenkins of Georgetown; and three sisters, Mrs. Louise York and Mrs. Betty Well, both of Georgetown, and Mrs. Doris Morris of Little Rock, Ark.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Houghton Funeral Home. The Rev. Rex Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted with masonic services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Jo Bolerjack)

Kyger, Sarah Elizabeth (English)

Sarah Elizabeth (English) Kyger

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Sarah was a Methodist.

OBITUARY: Death of Mrs. Sarah Kyger
Aged Leader of W.C.T.U., Church and Community Activities Passes Away
She Was 81 Year Old

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Kyger died at 12:30 yesterday afternoon at her home at 1006 North East street after two months's illness with complications incident to old age. She had been bedfast one month.

Mrs. Kyger was the daughter of Robert and Martha English, who were pioneer settlers of Illinois, coming from Ohio. She was born December 10, 1840 in Pike county, Illinois, and came to Bloomington in 1861, where she made her home and attended the Normal university during the civil war, later teaching school for two years at Georgetown, Ill.

October 31, 1865, she was married in Danville to Tilman D. Kyger, who was a captain in the union army. They were the parents of two sons, Herbert E. Kyger, of 1006 North East street, with whom she made her home, and John T. Kyger, who died twenty-seven years ago. Her husband died February 21, 1876.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Kyger continued for a number of years to make her home in Danville, where she was prominent in church activities and took an active part in the W.C.T.U. work., serving as district treasurer, county president of Vermilion county and local president in Danville.

She moved to Bloomington in 1898, where she united with the Grace M.E. church and became an active worker. She was a public-spirited woman, taking an interest in all affairs for the good of the community. After coming to Bloomington, twenty-three years ago, she became president of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Grace church, serving for eleven years, and was active in community affairs until three months ago.

Besides her son, Mrs. Kyger is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna Merritt, of East Gove street, and a brother, English, who recently moved to Bloomington from Decatur.

An incident in the life of Mrs. Kyger, which will be of interest to her friends, happened at the time that Dr. Barnes was connected with the Wesleyan university, when the drive was on for $40,000 to be raised for science hall. A voluntary subscription with a few remarks from Mrs. Kyger at a time when the committees in charge were most discouraged was said by Mr. Barnes to be the turning point in the campaign, and the success of the campaign was largely due to her cheerful and encouraging remarks.
(Source: Bloomington, IL paper, Monday Morning, 11 Jul 1921)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yockey, Belinda C. (Okey)

Belinda C. Okey

AKA: Melinda in the 1860 census of Monroe Co., OH.

OBITUARY: Last week we mentioned briefly the death of Mrs. Belinda C. Yockey, which occurred on Sunday, July 27 [1913]. The funeral was held the following Tuesday. Services were conducted at the M. E. church in this city at 2:30 PM., Dean Chandler of Morningside, an old friend of the family, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. J. E. Brereton, pastor of the First Congregational church of this city. The remains were taken to Hull, Iowa, where they were laid to rest in beautiful Hope Cemetery.

The members of the family who were present were C. W. Yockey of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs Charlotte Grisell of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ireland of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. J. S. Duncan of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilkinson and son of Hawarden, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Swafford of Washington, D. C.; and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Losey of this city. One daughter, who lives in Ohio was not able to be present.

Belinda C. Yockey was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, July 8, 1835. There she grew to womanhood. In 1852 she was united in marriage to Charles Yockey at Stafford, that state. Mr. and Mrs. Yockey resided at Stafford until the death of Mr. Yockey, which occurred in 1895. Soon after that Mrs. Yockey came west, subsequently living with her children at Hull, this state. She came to Emmetsburg twelve years ago with her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Losey, remaining with her until the time of her death. Mrs. Yockey was the mother of one son and seven daughters. Six of the daughters were present at their mother's bedside at the time of death.

For six years Mrs. Yockey was a helpless invalid. Only once from the commencement of her protracted and discomforting sickness was she able to leave her room. She fully realized that she could never recover and that even temporary relief could not be given to her; but for hours, days, nights, months, years, she bore with the sublime Christian resignation her severe affliction. She was willing to undergo greater physical and mental distress, should Providence will it. During all those trying years her devoted daughter, Mrs. Losey, cared for her, consoled her, and strove as best she could to make her as comfortable as possible. How she stood so well the severe strain under which she labored was a surprise indeed to her friends and neighbors. There are perhaps few cases in history in which a daughter did more for a loving mother. Now that Mrs. Yockey is gone, what a consolation to the attentive, patient, affectionate daughter to realize that she did so much to lighten her sorrow. If the giving of a cup of cold water to one of Gods little ones, in his name, is not to go unrewarded, what blessings there must be in store for those who spend years in providing for the needs of the helpless.

The sympathy of our many citizens are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Losey and the other relatives in their bereavement. (Source: unknown - furnished by Janet Downing)

Byers, Ulysses S.

Ulysses S. Byers

AKA: Ulysses S. Byers; Emanuel Ulysses Byers

RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1918, Woodsfield, Route 2.

OBITUARY: Ulysses S. Byers
Ulysses S. Byers, aged 74 years, passed away at his home on the Woodsfield - Graysville road about 9:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 11, 1939. He had been ill for the last few weeks.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jane A. Christy Byers; one daughter, Mrs. George Crawford, of Columbus, [OH], and two sons, Roy C. Byers of the home who is Deputy Auditor of Monroe Co., and Alonzo A. Byers, principal of the Hannibal Rural High School. Many more distant relatives and scores of friends also survive.

Mr. Byers was a lifelong resident of the Graysville community, a good farmer, fine neighbor and friend. Friendly in disposition and hospitable in his home, he was respected by all who knew him. The bereaved family have universal sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. W.A. Weddle. Short services at the home were followed by final rites at Conner Ridge M.E. Church and were largely attended. Beautiful floral tributes attested the sympathy of many friends of the family.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 6)

Highman, Sarah M. (Byers)

Sarah M. Byers

Sarah M. Highman, daughter of Abner and Clarissa Collins Byers, was born July 27, 1847 and departed this life March 8, 1935, being at the time of her death 87 years, 7 months and 12 days of age.

She united in marriage to Duncan Highman on April 27, 1865 and immediately went to housekeeping on Conner Ridge [Monroe Co., OH] and lived with her husband and children all her life on the same farm.

To this union were born nine children, eight boys and one girl, whose names are as follows: Abner, Clarissa, Oliver, David, William, James, Clarence, Hamilton, and Oscar, all of Woodsfield, Route 2.

Two sons, David and William, preceded her in death many years ago. Her husband also died on May 28, 1907. Since that time she has still remained at the old home with her two sons James and Clarence who have since taken care of her.

She united with the M.E. Church at Conner Ridge early in life and remained faithful until the end and was always at church when ever her health would permit.

She leaves to mourn her death, seven children; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; one brother, U.S. Byers; two sisters, Deborah Lucas and Isadora Christy besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning, March 10, by her pastor, Rev. W.A. Weddle assisted by Dwight Christy, in the presence of a large concourse of friends. Her body was laid to rest in the church cemetery to await the Resurrection Morn.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 11)

Sloan, Julia A. (Byers)

Julia A. Byers

OBITUARY: Mrs. Julia A. Sloan
This community was shocked by the news of the death of Mrs. Julia Ann Sloan which occurred in a hospital in Wheeling, where she had been taken for treatment. She had been an invalid for several years and her sufferings were severe at times but she bore them patiently.

The subject of this sketch was the wife of Andrew J. Sloan and the daughter of Abner and Mary A. Jeffers Byers. She was born Sept. 10, 1867, near Graysville and died in a hospital in Wheeling August 6, 1903, being 35 years, 10 months and 26 days of age.

She was united in marriage with Andrew Jackson Sloan, December 20, 1888, to which union were born four children who are left without a mother's care. She was converted in the year 1887 and united with the M.E. Church at Conners, in which faith she lived until called from sufferings to the "Haven of Rest."

The remains were brought from Wheeling to her late home on the 7th and on the 9th of August at 10:00 o'clock a.m. quite a number of friends and relatives congregated at the home of the deceased to weep with those that weep and pay the last rites of respect to one they loved and honored.

Services were conducted by James Cline at the Conner Church, after which the remains were tenderly borne to the cemetery nearby and there interred to await the resurrection of the just.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 6)

Byers, Garrett

Garrett Byers

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp., 129/131
Garret Byers, 30, OH OH OH; Sarah T., 30, OH PA PA;
Cordelia J., 9, OH OH OH; Edward, 7, OH OH OH; Mary A., OH OH OH;
David A., 2, OH OH OH

Garrett Byers, while out with his little son, Edmund, burning tobacco beds, on Saturday, 22 March 1884, part of a dead tree fell on him crushing his right shoulder and breaking his left leg. His body was badly smashed. Doctors Perry and Fogle did everything within their power but to no avail. Mr. Byers died on Monday, 24 Mar 1884, and is buried at the Conner Ridge Cemetery in Wayne Twp. [Monroe Co., OH], but there is no stone for him.

He was married to Sarah Tabitha Highman, daughter of David and Jane Lowe Highman. (Sarah died 2 March 1894 and is buried on route 26 in the Bracy cemetery between Ozark and Coats Station, but there is no stone for her.)
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 7)

Byers, Deborah E. (Jefferis/Jeffers)

Deborah E. Byers

RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1918, Graysville, OH

HEALTH_HISTORY: Cerebral hemorrhage on 9 Dec 1945

RESIDENCES: Graysville, OH and last 8 years in Cambridge, OH

As a result of a cerebral hemmorrhage suffered Dec. 9, [1945], Mrs. Deborah E. Lucas, 83, widow of Alva W. Lucas, died at 3:20 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, 1945, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.L. Devore, 308 North Fifth St., Cambridge, Oh., with whom she had made her home for the past eight years.

Born Sept. 30, 1862, near Graysville, Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of Abner and Mary Ann Jefferis (Jeffers) Byers, Mrs. Lucas resided practically her entire life in the Graysville community. On December 17, 1885, she married Alva W. Lucas, who preceded her in death 14 years ago.

At an early age she united with the Conner Ridge Methodist Church in Monroe County. For a great many years she served this church in the capacity of a faithful Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lulu Devore of Cambridge, Ohio and Mrs. Zella Adams of Olney, Ill. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Vanfossen is deceased, and a son died in infancy. She is survived by the following grandchildren: Mrs. Wilma Spitzenberger, of Toledo, Ohio; Harold Devore of Columbus, Oh; Vera Eckelberry of Cambridge, Ohio; Hila May Bowling of South Charleston, W.Va.; Roy Vanfossen, Clay City, Illinois; Leo Vanfossen of Noble, Illinois and Dean Adams who is serving in the Army Air Corps; fourteen great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Isadora Christy of Graysville, also survive, as well as several nephews and nieces. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Bundy Funeral Home, Cambridge, and returned to the Devore home for services at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, Dec. 25, with Rev. W. Dwight Heaston, pastor of First Methodist Church, Cambridge, officiating. Additional services were conducted by Rev. Heaston at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 1945 at the Hartshorn Ridge Church in Monroe Co., [OH]. Interment was in the church cemetery. (Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 8)

Byers, Abner

Abner Byers

MARRIAGE: He was first married in 1844 to Clarissa Collins, who died 27 Mar 1854. They had three children: Sarah, Garret, and Catharine.

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp., 3/3, 28 Oct 1850
Abner Bires, 27, m. farmer, $700, OH; Clarissa, 25, f. PA
Sarah, 3, f. OH; Garrett, 1, m. OH
Riley Bennett, 21, m. laborer

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington, Twp., (P.O. Graysville), 981/980
(13 Jul 1860)
Abner Bires, 36, m. farmer, 1600/650, OH
Mary A., 32, domestic, OH
Sarah M. 13, f. OH; Jarret, 11, m. OH; Catharine, 6, f. OH
Rebecca J., 2, f., OH; Elias J., 2/12 m. OH
Elijah Bennett, 20, m. farm laborer, OH

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp., 225-225
Abner Byers, 47, OH, farmer; Mary A., 44, OH, keep house;
Garet, 21, OH, Teach school; Catharine W. 15, OH, help mother;
Deborah, 7, OH, help mother; Emanuel U., 5, OH; Julia A., 3, OH

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp., 22/22
Abner Byers, 57, OH PA MD; Mary A., OH PA PA;
Deborah E., 17, OH OH OH; Emmanuel E., 15, OH OH OH;
Julia A., 12, OH OH OH; Isadora A., 9, OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

Just as spring was approaching with its wealth of flowers and good cheer, the death angel called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Byers near Graysville, [OH] and summoned the husband and father to future home beyond this vale of tears, where sorrow is no more and the soul is forever at rest.

Abner Byers was born near Somerton, Ohio, April 4, 1823, and died March 18, 1910, aged 86 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was twice married, first in 1844 to Clarissa Collins, who died March 27, 1854. To this union three children were born: Sarah, Garret and Catharine. In 1856 he again married. This time to Mary A. Eddy (widow of John Eddy and daughter of Elias and Deborah Jackson Jeffers (Jeferies)). Six children were born: Rebecca, Simon, Deborah, Ulysses, Julia and Isadora. Of his children, four have preceded him in death. Those living are Sarah Highman, Catharine Cumpson, Deborah Lucas, Ulysses Byers and Isadora Christy.

The deceased gave his name to the M.E. Church at Conners in 1870 and happily converted, always having a bright hope and expressing his willingness to die and that he was prepared to go.

The funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Chessire, after which he was laid to rest in the Conner cemetery.

Dearest one thou hast left us, here the loss we deeply feel, but 'tis God who haft bereft us -- He can all our sorrows heal. A Grand Daughter.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 9)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Carlson, Augusta (Anderson)

Augusta (Anderson) Carlson

ANNIVERSARY: Golden Wedding is Observed Sunday

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carlson of Mead [NE], celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday afternnoon (probably 6 Mar 1949) when their daughters and famlies called, including Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Henthorn and Dick of Bellevue; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Larson and children of Blair; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Swanson and children of Colon; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lindquist and Janet of Swedeburg; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Johnson and son of Stromsburg; Miss Fern Carlson of Lyons. Additional callers were: Alvin and Edna Jeppson, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Lund, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Moline, Mrs. Hilda Johnson, Mrs. John Nygren and Rev. and Mrs. John Leaf. Refreshments were served.

BIOGRAPHY: Home Afire in Mead on Friday - Roof Section is Lost - Damage by Water High
The two-story home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carlson of Mead suffered considerable damage from fire Friday morning. (Probably 11 Mar 1949)

Fire Chief Black had not definitely determined the cause by noon that day, but believed that the blaze was started in the attic of the house in an accumulation of newspapers, magazines and clothing.

The entire roof section of the Carlson home was destroyed and water damage to the interior of the home was considerable.

Quick action by Mead firemen and neighbors was credited with saving most of the furniture and much of the Carlson's personal belongings.

By the time the fire department arrived at the scene the fire had the roof ablaze and had a good foothold on the upper floor of the home.

Mr. Carlson reported that he and his wife could smell the smoke and when they looked out of the window saw the smoke drifting away from the top of their home.

The Carlsons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary only the day before. (Thursday, 10 Mar 1949) (Source: newspaper article - probably Wahoo, year was probably Mar 1949)

OBITUARY: Mrs. Augusta Carlson
Mrs. Augusta Carlson, the eldest daughter of the late Fredrick and Elizabeth Anderson, was born on 3 May 1876 in a sod house on a homestead near Swedeburg, Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed at the Grace Lutheran Church of Swedeburg.

After her marriage to John Carlson, in 1899, they lived on a farm near Ceresco, Nebraska for seven years. In 1906 they moved to Ceresco where they lived until 1913 when the family moved to Mead, Nebraska, which was her home for the past forty-eight years.

She was a faithful member of the Alma Lutheran Church, Augustana Lutheran Church Women, and the W.C.T.U.

Mrs. Carlson passed away on 11 November 1961 at the Wahoo Saunders County Hospital at the age of 85 years, 6 months, and 8 days.

Her husband, who died on 17 October 1950, and her four sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by six daughters and two sons: Mrs. Ruth Henthorn, Wichita, Kansas; Miss Fern Carlson, Mead, Nebraska; Mrs. Amy Larson, Peru, Nebraska; Mrs. Ethel Swanson, Colon, Nebraska; Mrs. Violette Johnson, and Mrs. Ellen Lindquist, both of Lincoln, Nebraska; Rev. Roy Carlson, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Mr. Lloyd Carlson, Escondido, California and eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Alma Lutheran Church in Mead on Tuesday, 16 November 1961 with Rev. Robert Carlson of Stratford, Iowa and Rev. Howard Youngbloom of Fremont, Nebraska officiating. A trio composed of Mrs. Harry Daharsh, Mrs. Clifton Hanson and Mrs. A. V. Lund accompanied by Mrs. Robert Scoles sang "Trygare Kan Ingen Vara" and "Rock of Ages."

Pallbearers were her grandsons: Donald Carlson, Carroll Engdahl, Richard Henthorn, Ray Johnson, Larry Swanson, and Ron Witt.

Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Ericson-Hult Funeral Home of Wahoo in charge of arrangements.

Note: Maternal grandmother of Richard E. Henthorn.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baker, Mary Catherine (Mowder)

Mary Catherine Mowder

AKA: Mary H. Mouder

Mrs. Vincent M. Baker died at her home near Laings, [OH], Sunday about one o'clock. She had been ill for the past two months from an infection in her foot, but recently it seemed danger from that trouble was past.

Sunday she ate a hearty dinner and seemed unusually cheerful and well, when she suddenly became faint and asked to be taken to her bed, where she died a few minutes later. Her son, John, had just left a few minutes before on his way back to Wheeling, under the impression that his mother was in a fair way toward complete recovery.

Mrs. Baker leaves a husband, two sons, John Baker of Wheeling, O.M. Baker of Akron, and two daughters, Mrs. Ada Gillespie of Woodsfield and Mrs. F.S. Eshleman of Casper, Wyoming.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 26th, at Moffett's M.E. Church, on Jackson's Ridge. Burial in the church cemetery.
(Source: unknown Monroe Co., OH newspaper, 24 Oct 1921 - furnished by Valerie Kramer)
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty
Hogue, p. 30)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Will of Catharine (Frazier) Ridgeway - 18290526

Catharine (Frazier) Ridgeway
Widow of Lott Ridgeway (d. 1796)
Monongalia, VA
26 May 1829

I Catharine Ridgeway being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament this 26 day of May 1829.

First, I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate.

Secondly, I will and desire that my son Lott Ridgeway shall have all the land conveyed to me by John Moore and Pheve his wife for fourty four acres on ***** run except for two acres to be laid off in a square to include the sand spring and to join Henry Shavers line, which two acres I will to all my children thats liveing to wit: Noah Ridgeway, Rachel Jaco, Patty Jeffery, Phebee Moore, Sarah Henthorn, Mary Watson, Darcus Pierpoint and Lott Ridgeway and their heirs forever to have equal and joint interests in the same.

Thirdly, I will to Harriest Foster one bed and bedding and one cow, one spinning wheel and reel.

Fourthly, I will to Noah Ridgeway all my sheep.

Fifthly, I desire that whatever personal property or money there may be left after my debts and funeral expenses are paid that the same shall be delivered by my executors to Darcus Pierpoint.

Sixthly and lastly, I appoint Zacquill Pierpoint and Lott Ridgeway executors to this my last will and testament.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Catharine Ridgeway to be her last will and testament in presence of us who attested the same in her presence and at her request.

Catharine Ridgeway

Larkin Pierpoint
Jonah Vandervort

McBratney, Charles D.

Charles D. McBratney

ADOPTION: As an infant he was adopted by Thomas and Margaret McBratney.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: As a youth he joined the Methodist Church at Camp Point, IL

ORGANIZATIONS: Knights of Pythias Lodge of Milton, [IA]

OBITUARY: Charles D. McBratney
Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, 1942 occurred the death a man who has been for many years active in the affairs of Milton [IA].

Born in Clayton, Ill., June 30, 1871, Charles McBratney was 71 years, 1 month and 5 days old at the time of his passing. While still an infant, he was adopted by Thomas and Margaret McBratney, who reared him as their own son.

In 1895 he came to Iowa and worked as a carpenter until 1900 when he served for two years as janitor of the schoolhouse. In 1900 he began working for the Rice-Roland Hardware firm. After C. E. Rowland moved to California, he continued to work for the new firm of Rice until 1912 when he started a long period of service as custodian of the Milton public school. His 16 years of association with the youth and teachers of the community made "Charley" familiar to all. He cheered the culprits who were being punished, repaired torn clothing, tacked on heels and soles and was an enthusiastic router at all competitive and practice games. The teachers soon learned that "Charley" was their friend and they, too, took the trouble to him.

The first World War caused a shortage of manual training teachers and "Charley" had a new office conferred upon him. From 1916 to 1919, he was custodian, manual training teacher, and secretary of the school board. He also had three buildings instead of one to keep in order.

When the new building was completed in 1928, "Charley" retired to operate the Standard Oil station and to follow the trade of shoe repairer. The students now all had a new loafing place "Charley" station. Later, he moved his shoe repair shop to the old electric shop and served his old friends there. In all these years, he told so many lies that he erected his own monument. Memory of him will remain long in the community and with those who have gone elsewhere.

He was married March 31, 1897, to Bertha Henthorn. Two children blessed his home, Mrs. Cecil Deal of Ottumwa, and Paul of Milton.

While still youth, he joined the Methodist Church at Camp Point, Ill. He was a member of the K. P. Lodge of Milton.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, his two children, and a foster sister, Dr. Rosemary A. Ziegler, of Pasadena, Calif., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His foster parents and one foster sister, Mrs. G. A. Underwood, preceded him in death. He is gone but his memory is still with us.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Milton Methodist Church in charge of the pastor, the Rev. J.C. Behrens. Internment was in Sunnyside cemetery at Milton.
(Source: Record Republican August 13, 1942, [location unknown] - posted to the Internet by Rich Lowe)

Maury, Dr. Michael J.

Michael J. Maury

RESIDENCES: 1307 LaClair Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Michael J. Maury, resident of 1307 LaClair Ave., Pittsburgh, [PA] and physician in that city, died Tuesday at 5 a.m. at the Angelus Hospital there.

He was born Dec. 6, 1892, in Clarington, [OH], a son of L.S. and Julia Boughner Maury, and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Maury; a daughter, Virginia; three sons, Donald, Samuel, and William, all of the home; two sisters, Miss Jane and Miss Alma Maury, both of Clarington.

Friends will be received at the Rush Funeral Home at Clarington after 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 with Minister J.V.A. Traylor officiating. Burial will be in the Cameron Cemetery.
(Source: hand dated clipping, Wed. 24 Oct 1962 - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

Kerr, Charles Hugh

Charles Hugh Kerr

AKA: C. Hugh Kerr; Charles Hugh Kerr; Hugh C. Kerr; Hugh Kerr

BIRTH: It is assumed the place of birth, Newport, OH is the one in Washington county, OH.

DEATH-HEALTH_HISTORY: Valvular heart disease

RESIDENCES: Newport, OH; Boreman, Wood Co., WV; 436 Thirteenth Street, Parkersburg, WV; KY

PUBLIC_SERVICE: Wood County, WV Commissioner; Wood County, WV deputy sheriff

OBITUARY: Hugh Keer [sic] Succumbed on Saturday Morning
End Came After Long Illness with Valvular Heart Disease
Deceased Was Former Member of Wood County [WV] Court
And Also Ex-Deputy Sheriff - Widely Known and Universally Liked

With the death of ex-County Commissioner Hugh Kerr, which occurred at his home in this city, Saturday morning, there passed away a man of affairs, of wide influence and varied activity, who left his stamp upon the public affairs of the county in which most of his life was spent after his arrival at the years of manhood.

Mr. Kerr died at his home at the corner of Thirteenth and Quincy streets, at seven o'clock, Saturday morning, October 28, of organic heart trouble. Although he had been ill for several months, his death was not expected, as he had a number of sinking spells which preceded it and had rallied on previous occasions. It was hoped that he would do so this time, but toward morning, as he grew gradually weaker, the hope was reluctantly abandoned. The disease first manifested itself about the middle of last May, while Mr. Kerr was assisting his son, Raymond, with some work at Morgantown, where the later is employed as a civil engineer. He was seized, at that time with an attack which indicated a serious heart affection, and by the advice of the physician who attended him, Mr. Kerr returned at once to his home. Shortly afterward, he was almost entirely confined to the house and for the last few months of his illness hardly left it. Towards the last he was not able to be out at all. The decline, was gradual, with no perceptible turn for the worse, until Friday night.

C. Hugh Kerr was born at Newport, Ohio, August 14, 1849. He settled in this county twenty-five years ago and, fourteen years ago came to this city to live. Previous to that he had resided at Boreman, this county.

He was married, April 24, 1879 to Miss Lily Atkinson of Marietta, [OH], who survives him. The deceased leaves one son and two daughters, Raymond E. Kerr, now employed as a civil engineer on the Buckannon and Northern railroad, with headquarters at Morgantown; Lilliam B. Kerr and Bonnie E. Kerr, both at home. One brother and one sister survive, James Kerr of Newport, Ohio and Mrs. A.G. O'Bleness, of Marietta.

Mr. Kerr was interested all of his life in politics, was an active and successful worker and held a high place in the counsels of the Democratic party in this part of the state. He served one term as county commissioner, from January 1, 1903 to Dec. 31, 1908 during part of which he was president of that body. He was an excellent example of what such an official should be, being public-spirited, hard-working, with a keen eye to the public needs and to the best interests of the tax payers.

Previous to that, Mr. Kerr served for four years as deputy sheriff under Sheriff C.A. Wade -- from 1896 to 1900. He made as good a deputy sheriff as, later, a county commissioner. After his term as commissioner expired, the deceased was interested in a timber company with holdings in Kentucky, and spent about a year in that state, looking after his interests there.

As a business man, Mr. Kerr always possessed the confidence and trusts of his associates and the public as well, his probity being unquestioned and his word as good as his bond. No man in this community had more or stauncher friends and the news of his death has been heard with deep regret all over this county, in every part of which he was known and esteemed.

The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from the residence on Thirteenth street, with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The exact hour has not yet been determined. Raymond Kerr will arrive here Saturday evening, and the other out of town relatives have been notified and will probably be here for the funeral.
(Source: undated clipping, probably from a Parkersburg, WV newspaper - furnished by Gary Chesney)

OBITUARY: Hugh C. Kerr - A Prominent and Well Known Resident of the City and County Died This Morning
It was with sincere regret that the many friends of Hugh C. Kerr learned of his death, which occurred at seven o'clock this morning, at his home at 436 Thirteeth street, although his death was not unexpected, as he had been in failing health for the past year or more. The deceased was not only a prominent citizen of the city but was well known throughout the county by reason of his official and business career in the past.

Mr. Kerr was born at Newport, Ohio, August 14, 1849, and had been a resident of Wood county for about twenty-five years, and a resident of Parkersburg, [WV] for the past fourteen years, having moved his family here from Boreman, where he had been engagaed in farming for several years.

He is survived by his wife and three children, the latter being Raymond E. Kerr, of Morgantown, an engineer on the construction of the B&N. R.R.; and Misses Lillian B. and Bonnie E. Kerr, teachers in the public schools, who reside at the family home. He is also survived by one brother, Jas. Kerr, who resides at Newport, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. A.G. O'Blenness, of Marietta.

The funeral will be held at the residence on Monday afternoon, and the interment will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mr. Kerr was prominent in the affairs of the county for a number of years. He was a deputy sheriff under Charles S. Wade, from 1896 to 1900 and was a member of the County Court from 1903 to 1909. He was a staunch Democrat, and took an active part in politics for a number of years, at one time being a member of the county committee.

In addition, Mr. Kerr was a member of the Royal Tribe of Joseph, a beneficial organization, of which he was a charter member, and was also a member of Blennerhassett Council, Royal Arcanum.

Mr. Kerr had the happy faculty of making friends with every one with whom he came in contact, was kind and genial and his friends were only limited by his acquaintanceship, and he knew almost everybody in the county. After his term as county commissioner he engaged in the timber business in Kentucky, but the venture, unfortunately, was unsuccessful, and he returned here, broken in health and spirits.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping, probably from a Parkersburg, WV paper - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yoho, Samuel

Samuel Yoho

PARENTS: Peter Yoho and Margaret Baker

Problem: Was the date of birth, 6 Jan 1782 or 16 Jan 1782?

BIRTH-BIBLE: Samuel and Elizabeth Preble Yoho Bible lists: Samuel Yoho; Born January 16th 1782 in Pa.; Married May 4th A.D. 1802; Death Woodsfield, Ohio Jany 31st A.D. 1835.

BIRTH: According the Verna B. Riggs he was born on 16 Jan 1782 in Marshall Co., VA/WV.

MARRIAGE: Marriage of Samuel Yoho and Elizabeth Prebble took place on 4 May 1802 at Belmont Co., OH. (Source: Office of Recorder, Belmont Co., OH, Deed Book A - furnished by Denver C. Yoho)

RESIDENCES: Samuel Yoho was in Monroe Co., OH as early as 1816, as his names appears in that year on a list of "ear marks" for his cattle. He was also on the tax list for Center Township in 1818, taxed for 1 horse and 1 cow, and the 1820 census indicates that he probably had 4 sons and 3 daughters. (Source: Catherine Fedorchak column, 20 Jul 1972)

RESIDENCES: On 24 March 1828, when Henry Yoho Jr. bought the land of Peter Yoho from the other heirs, Samuel Yoho and Elizabeth his wife, were living in Monroe Co., OH.

PROBATE: Samuel Yoho died apparently by 25 March 1835, as his will was brought to court then. Elizabeth Yoho and Thomas Yoho were the executors. In April 1840, they presented their final accounting of the estate. Elizabeth Yoho was his wife, and she is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery at Woodsfield. (Source: Catharine Fedorchak column, 20 Jul 1972)

PROBATE: The settlement of the estate of Samuel Yoho took place 27 Feb 1846 in Monroe Co., OH. His son Charles Yoho was not mentioned in the settlement.

BIBLE: Family Bible Record

Family; Born; Married; Died
Samuel Yoho; Jan. 16, 1782 in PA; May 4, 1802; Jan 31, 1835; Woodsfield, OH
Elizabeth Yoho; Apr. 7, 1782 in PA; ; Sep 21, 1844

Mary Yoho; Nov. 16, 1802; Oct. 18, 1821; Apr. 24, 1886
Margaret Yoho; Sep. 10, 1806; ; May 3, 1807
Thomas Yoho; Oct. 15, 1808; Jun. 25, 1836; 1890
Sarah Yoho; Dec. 1, 1810; Jun. 2, 1831; Apr. 19, 1864
Lucinda Yoho; Feb. 15, 1813; Mar. ?, 1831; Sep. 5, 1882
Isaac Yoho; Sep. 11, 1815; ; Apr. 25, 1848
Reuben Preble Yoho; Oct. 28, 1817; ; Feb. 9, 1845
Lewis Yoho; Jan. 1, 1820; ; Oct. 15, 1821
Alfred Bailey Yoho; Jan. 19, 182?; Sep. 30, 1849; Nov. 24, 1910
Apr. 27, 1856 [Note: I don't know what this date means. REH]
(Bible record furnished by Hugh L. Yoho. Photocopy of the Bible page was also reviewed by REH after being furnished by Denver C. Yoho)
[Note: It is claimed that Charles Yoho was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Preble Yoho. He is not listed in this Bible which does nothing to substantiate this claim REH]

Yoho, Reuben P.

Reuben P. Yoho

Problem: Was the 1st name, Ruben or Reuben? Was his middle name, Perry? Can it be proven?

PARENTS: Peter Yoho, Jr. and Sarah Morris

AKA: Reuben P. Yoho in his obituary


RESIDENCES: Tyler Co., VA; Noble Co., OH; Monroe Co., OH

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of the Methodist church

Ruben P. Yoho a resident of Centre township [Monroe Co., OH], is engaged in farming. Resided in Marshall county, Virginia, in the year 1810, and is the son of Peter and Sarah Yoho. His wife, whom he married in Monroe county, Ohio, in 1835, was Emiline Mills, her parents were Thomas and Margaret Mills. Mr. Yoho settled in this county, in 1813. Their children are: Elizabeth E., born 1837; Sarah F., 1840; R.P., 1851. Mrs. Yoho was born in Frederick county, Maryland, in 1814. Address, Woodsfield, Ohio. (Source: History of Monroe County, Ohio; H.H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo, 1882, page 6)

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Stock Twp., 50/50, 28 Aug 1850
Reuben Yoho 37 m. farmer VA
Emiline 38 f. MD
Lewis 10 m. OH
Margaret A. 9 f. OH
Elizabeth E. 8 f. OH
Sarah 6 f. OH

Census: 1860, in Noble Co., OH, Stock Twp., #942-901, Page 58 Published Copy by Wes Cochran
YOHO, Reuben, 7, VA (Should be 47) Farmer
Emeline, 48, MD, Domestic
Lewis, 47, OH, Fmr. (Age?? - Should be 20 - see 1850)
Margaret, 21, OH, Domestic
Sarah, 19, OH, Domestic (Age?? - Should be 16)
Reubin, 19, OH, (Age ?? - Should be 9??)
Cornelius, 10, OH
[Note: Was Cornelius Yoho a son of Reuben and Emeline Yoho?]
(Furnished by Clarice Stanley)

CENSUS-QUESTION: Where was the Reuben Yoho family at the time of the 1870

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp. 336/358
Reuben Yoho, 69, OH OH OH; Emeline, 66, w, MD MD MD
William Parker, 13, OH OH OH
Mary N. Peepers, 13, servant, OH OH OH
(Furnished by REH)

CEMETERY: Reuben Yoho and his wife, Emiline Mills Yoho, are buried in Carlisle, Noble Co., OH. The stones for them show that Reuben was born December 12, 1811 [sic, 1810] and died Sept. 3, 1901, [sic, 2 Sep 1900] and Emiline was born May 4, 1812 and died March 12, 1907. Also buried near them are two of their children, Margaret Ann, who died Oct. 22, 1867, aged 27 years, 11 days, and Lewis, who died Oct. 22, 1866, 27 years, 5 mos. 18 days. Therefore, Margaret Ann was born circa Oct. 11, 1840 and Lewis circa May 4, 1849. (Source: Catherine Fedorchak, column of 10 Aug 1972 in "The Spirit of Democracy," Woodsfield, OH- furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

OBITUARY: Reuben P. Yoho
Reuben P. Yoho was born in Tyler county, W.Va., December 12, 1810, and died at his home on Jackson Ridge September 2d, 1900, thus arriving at the ripe old age of 90 years when death claimed him. He came with his parents to Monroe county when but three years old and has lived in the county ever since, except when Noble was formed, he was cut off in Noble and there resided until his removal to Jackson Ridge.

In 1836 he married Miss Emaline Mills, and to them were born 6 children, one son, Judge R.P. Yoho and two daughters Mrs. Emily Smith of Carlisle and Mrs. Sarah Shaffer of Bellville, W.Va., are still living.

Mr. Yoho was always an honest, conscientious farmer, a member of the Methodist church and generous to a fault.

The funeral rites were observed Tuesday, September 3d at Carlisle, Noble county, [OH]. (Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, OH, 13 Sep 1900 - furnished by Terry Willis, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

Yoho, Henry B.

Henry B. Yoho

BIRTH-DEATH: 1826-1903, by Sullivan Yoho

Problem: Was the date of birth, 10 Apr 1826 or 11 Apr 1826?
Problem: Was the date of death, 14 Jan 1903 or 24 Jan 1903?
Finnicum and Briggs list, b. 11 Apr 1826, d. 24 Jan 1903.
The Ancestral file lists, 10 Apr 1826, Ohio Co., VA, now Marshall Co., WV.

MARRIAGE: Henry B. Yoho and Katherine [sic] Kelly were married on 16 Nov 1848 at Marshall Co., WV by David Anguish. No parents listed. (Source: Marshall Co., WV Marriage Book 1, p. 55 - furnished by T. Vernon Anderson and Clarice Stanley)

RESIDENCES: According the Verna B. Riggs they lived at Woodland, Marshall Co. WV.

CHILDREN: According to Sullivan Yoho, Henry B. Yoho had three children: Rachel, Francis and Henrietta.

CHILDREN: According to Verna B. Riggs the children were born at Woodland, Marshall Co., WV.

Census: 1850, in Marshall Co., VA, #1434
Henry Yoho, 25, VA; Catherine, 23, VA
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

Census: 1860, in Marshall Co., VA, #257
Henry Yoho, 34, VA; Cahtherine, 30, VA
Francis, 9, VA; Mary J., 4, VA; Rachel M., 1, VA
Ezra Kirkman, 19, VA
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

Census: 1870, in Marshall Co., WV, #3
Henry B. Yoho, 44, VA; Catherine, 40, VA
Francis B., 17, VA; Rachel A., 11, VA
Henrietta G., 6, WV
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

Census: 1880, in Franklin, Marshall Co., WV, F032, #288
Henry B. Yoho, WM, 54, farmer, VA VA PA
Catharine, WF, 51, wife, keeping house, VA VA VA
Rachel M., (s), WF, 21, daughter, VA VA VA
Henrietta, WF, 16, daughter, WV VA VA
Francis, (m), WM, 29, farmer, VA VA VA
Talitha, (m), WF, 23, wife, keeping house, VA VA VA
(Source: 1880 Census of West Virginia - Compiled by William A. Marsh)

CENSUS: 1900, in Marshall Co., WV, Franklin Dist, 350, living with his son,
Francis Yoho.

DEATH: Henry B. Yoho died at his home in Woodland, Marshall Co., WV on 24 Jan 1903 at the age of 77 of apoplexy, s/o Henry & Arabella [sic, Annabelle], wife, Catherine. F.V. Yoho, son, advised. (Source: Marshall Co., WV, Death Book 1, page 117 - furnished by Vernon Anderson)

OBITUARY: Death of Henry B. Yoho, A Highly Esteemed Farmer.
While alone at the new home of his son at Woodland [WV], Henry B. Yoho was stricken with apoplexy while in the yard Saturday afternoon probably near 4 o'clock. When he was found dead.

Mr. Yoho was 77 years of age. His wife died three years ago and the three children are all living, they being Francis V. Yoho, Mrs. Dr. J.W. Yeater of New Dale and Mrs. T.W. Crow of Fish Creek.

Interment occurred in the old homestead graveyard beside his wife. He recently expressed the desire that when death came that he be laid away beside his wife, in the same kind of a coffin and by the same minister and undertaker.

Mr. Yoho was the highest type of citizen. He spent a lifetime in this county and enjoyed the unbounded confidence and respect of all the people who ever knew him. (Source: unknown newspaper - furnished by Clarice Stanley)

CEMETERY: Cemetery extraction of Yoho Cemetery #2, indicates: Henry B. Yoho, 10 Apr 1826; 24 Jan 1903; h/o Catherine.

CEMETERY: Yoho Cem. 5 mi. up Fish Creek
Henry B. Yoho 10 Apr 1826 - 24 Jan 1903
Catherine Yoho, w/o Henry B., 29 Sep 1829 - 14 May (Year Blank) 14 in
[Note: 14 date of death is in error, per Clarice Stanley, who lists 5 May 1900.]
(Source: Marshall Co. Cemetery Book by Briggs & Finnicum - furnished by Clarice

Yoho, Harrison

Harrison Yoho

PARENTS: George Washington Yoho, Sr. and Jane Hartley

Problem: Harrison Yoho appears in the Ancestral File more than once, BFCH-59,

MARRIAGE: Harrison Yeho [sic] and Martha Goddard were married on 22 Mar 1838 in Tyler Co., VA by Jared Goddard.
[Note: Apparently the marriage took place in Tyler Co., VA and is now recorded in Wetzel Co., WV. REH]
(Source: Wetzel Co., WV Marriage Record Book, 1, p. 41 - furnished by Shirley Hannaford to Myrna Goddard)

The first church was the Palestine Church [in the Marion, WV area] which first met in the home of Joseph Walker with Harrison Yoho preacher. Later at the other end of the settlement the Rockport Church was started at the foot of the Nicely Hill. At that time the road went past the Laurel Point Cemetery up the creek with several families living there.
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 182)

OCCUPATION: Harrison Yoho was an Elder in the Disciples of Christ Church having been ordained in 1857. He was held in high esteem by all who met him.

RESIDENCES: Farm near Halls Mills, in the vicinity of Wileyville, WV

CHILDREN: Harrison and Martha (Goddard) Yoho had 6 children.

Census: 1850, in Wetzel Co., VA (Now WV)
Harrison Yoho, 31, m. VA, farmer; Martha, 28, f. PA
Matilda, 12, f. VA; Roley, 10, m. VA; Henry, 9, m. VA; James, 1, m. VA
Dorcus Goddard, 60, f. PA
[Note: Dorcus Goddard was probably the mother of Martha (Goddard) Yoho. REH]

Census: 1860, in Wetzel Co., WV, 701
Harrison Yoho 45 VA Minister
Martha (Goddard) 40 VA
Rolla M. 18 VA
Henry M. 16 VA
James B. 10 VA

COMMENT: Children added to the family based on the 1860 census: Rolla M. and Henry M.

Census: 1870, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor #260
Harrison Yoho, 55, farmer, 400 300, VA
Martha, 47, PA
James, 21, VA; Sarah, 20, OH
(Furnished by Myrna Goddard)

Census: 1880, in Grant, Wetzel Co., WV, G022, Green, #190
Harrison Yoho, WM, 63, farming, VA VA VA
Martha, WF, 34, wife, keeping house, PA PA PA (Some read age as 54)
Hannah Grimes, (s), WF, 18, Adptd. dau. at home, VA VA VA
(Source: 1880 Census of West Virginia - Compiled by William A. Marsh)

BIOGRAPHY: Hardesty Extract

Harrison Yoho was a son of pioneer settlers of this district, and was born in Wetzel County, November 16, 1816. George and Jane (Hartley) Yoho were his parents, and he is a grandson of Henry Yoho, who was a contemporary of Lewis Wetzel, and the first settler in what is now Proctor District, Wetzel County, W.Va. Henry Yoho fought the Indians in Ohio County, Virginia (West), and all along the River. He and his wife were buried in this county, as was their son George, father of Harrison.

In Wetzel county, March 22, 1838, Harrison Yoho and Martha Goddard were married, and their children are four living and one deceased, namely:

Matilda, born January 20, 1839, married Wesley Garloch and lives in
this county;

Raliegh W., born May 24, 1840, married Jemima J. Laflen, and lives in
this district;

Henry H., born January 22, 1842, whose first wife was Margaret Goddard,
second wife, Mary E. Wade, with whom he is living in this district;

Joanna, born January 11, 1844, died in December 1848;

James B., born January 17, 1849 married Sarah A. Garloch and lives in
Belmont County, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Yoho also adopted one child, Hannah E. Givens, born in 1859.

Twenty-three grandchildren have been born to Mr. & Mrs. Yoho, of whom nineteen are living, and they have one great-grandchild.

Harrison Yoho was ordained to the ministry in the Church of the Disciples, as elder, in November 1857, commencing to preach at that time. In all the subsequent years his labors have been owned and blessed, and he is now the oldest minister of that faith in Wetzel County. He has a farm in Proctor District and receives his mail at Halls Mills, Wetzel County, West Virginia.
(Source: Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia of West Virginia, 1883, p. 213-214 - furnished by Joanne (Kelley) Pauley to Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Yoho)

According to Joanne (Pauley) Kelley: Harrison Yoho rode circuit with Alexander Campbell, who started the restoration movement in the Presbyterian Church. There were called the Church of the Disciples, but later it was believed that Campbell went too far, and those that didn't believe as he did became the Church of Christ. Among these were H. Yoho.

Problem: Was the date of death, 4 Nov 1895, age 78, at home in Wetzel Co., WV as reported by Myrna Goddard? Or was the date of death 4 Apr 1895 in Wetzel Co., WV as reported by others? The obituary lists, 4 Apr 1895 at the home of his son, Henry.

On April 4, 1895, at the home of his son Henry, the goodly spirit of Bro. Harrison Yoho was released from this world for its bright home in heaven, having reached the 81st. year of his age. He was born and raised in Wetzel County, W.Va. and died near the place of his birth.

His Christian wife was 74 years old at the time of her death, whose spirit preceded his to the spirit land about five months. Their family consisted of five children- three sons and two daughters, one of the latter having also passed over the river, only to welcome the father and mother into their celestial home in heaven. The rest remain to mourn their loss. But they had the pleasure before they left this world of seeing all their children obey the call of their Master, and become members of the one body.

Bro. Yoho had been a preacher of the gospel of Christ for over fifty years, and was widely known and tenderly loved by his brethren, and was held in high esteem by the world, as a worthy godly man. As a preacher he was like the apostle Paul; he determined to know nothing but Christ, and him crucified. He was always ready at any call, day or night to go. He never kept any memoranda of his work, but we are safe in saying that those who were made to rejoice in a Savior's love under his preaching would run up into the thousands, having organized the greater number of the congregations in this and adjoining counties.

The writer conducted the funeral services in the presence of a host of sorrowing friends and relatives. His remains were interred in Antioch cemetery by the side of his beloved companion, there to await the sounding of the last trumpet when the dead in Christ shall rise first to receive a crown of righteousness.
J.M. Garrett
(Source: published in the Tri-County Researcher, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1979, p. 269 - furnished by Vernon Anderson)

CEMETERY: Tombstone at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Wetzel Co., WV reads:
HARRISON; YOHO; DIED; APR 4, 1895; AGED 81 YRS.; 6MONS. 26DS.; I have fought a good fight; with the gospel ?; And thousands I have; led to the Lord.
(Source: Photograph furnished by Darlene Bacon)

Rine, John Wesley

John Wesley Rine

OCCUPATION: As of Sep 1934, deputy U.S. clerk of Elkins; tax agent and consultant; worked as delivery boy for local paper; employed at Fostoria Glass Co., Moundsville; worked as a baker at the Antler Hotel, Cameron, WV, Ofterdinger's Bakery, New Cumberland, and Strohman's Bakery in Wheeling; went to Philippi and while attending school worked as Auxiliary Clerk at Philippi Postoffice 1924 to March 15, 1927; resigned to become Deputy Clerk of the U.S. District Court for 17 years, March 16, 1927 to Dec. 31, 1944; Land and tax agent for W.Va Coal and Coke Corp. Jan. 1, 1945 to 1953; W.Va. Midland Corp. 1945 to 1957; the Ohio River Co., 1957 to 1966. Midland Enterprises Inc. Central Midland Coal Co. Inc. and Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates of Boston, Mass; also worked in the coal fields of Kentucky and Southeast Ohio.

EDUCATION: Moundsville, WV, public school, Philippi High School, graduated May 1926. Attended Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, studied bookkeeping; LaSalle Extension University

ORGANIZATIONS: He was a member and Past Master of Elkins Lodge 108 AF&AM, Past High Priest of Elkins Royal Arch.

PUBLIC_SERVICE: During WWII, for 30 months, he wrote letters that were sent out monthly to 1,000 servicement and women. While troops were being trained in the mountains around Elkins, [WV], he established contact with Masons and cooked meals twice a week for them.

HONORS: He was selected outstanding citizen during the Lewis Co., West Virginia Centennial; listed in "Personalities of the South," 1968-1969 edition; the "Congressional Record," for 26 Feb 1968 carries a two column entry by Senator Jennings Randolph, telling of his activities on behalf of "the mountain state."

RESIDENCES: As of Jul 1953, Belington
RESIDENCES: Philippi and Elkins, WV
RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1977, 703 Lynn Avenue, Weston, WV

MARRIAGE: 24 Dec 1907 to Edna May Roach at the bride's home in Philippi, WV.

OCCUPATION: Retired in 1968 from the West Virginia Coal and Coke Corporation and Eastern Associated Coal Corporation as a tax agent.

CHRISTENING: Calvary Methodist Church, Moundsville, WV

DEATH: 25 Feb 1977 at the home of his daughter in Salem, OH

John W. Rine Dies Last Friday While Visiting Daughter, Buried in Philippi

John W. Rine, 73, a resident of 703 Lynn Avenue, Weston, and a former resident of Philippi, died at 6 a.m., Friday, February 25, 1977, while visiting at the home of his daughter in Salem, Ohio. His death was unexpected.

Mr. Rine was known throughout the country as West Virginia's "Good Will Ambassador," a title affectionately afforded him for his outstanding promotion of the state and its scenic beauty. He had been featured in articles in 14 daily and weekly newspapers in West Virginia. His articles had also appeared in 10 newspapers in South Dakota.

He had prints of historical and nature study which he sent to people throughtout the United States. He had compiled a slide presentation that had been shown in five states. He had made more that 100 appearances in clubs, lodges, schools and other organizations, three television appearances and 32 radio broadcasts promoting West Virginia.

He had received many honors from the citizens of Lewis County, in which he made his home, as well as being appointed a general by former Govenor Hulett C. Smith, and was presented Distinguished Citizenship Award from former Governor Arch A. Moore. He received the Order of the White Buffalo from the governor of South Dakota. The State Department of Natural Resources cited him for outstanding service to the state and in particular for being responsible for 3,000 subscriptions to the magazine "Wild, Wonderful West Virginia," published by the department.

He received the Merit Award from the Black Hills Badlands and Lakes Association for unusual contributions to South Dakota tourism in that state. He was honored many times in various organizations for contributions and outstanding services.

In 1964, the Marshall County, [WV] native wrote the "Little Old Train That Talks With Boys and Girls," a story about the Cass scenic railroad, written especially for children. Several thousand copies of this publication, along with many other articles, humorous stories and pictures were distributed to another group of Mr. Rine's favorite people, the patients in the Shrine Hospitals for crippled and burned children in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

He sent more than 200,000 pieces of literature to the VA Hospitals, senior citizen centers, rest homes, shut-ins and the elderly. More than 25,000 known recipes of West Virginia were sent throughout the United States. For six years he financed and operated the West Virginia Room in Weston, as both a museum and distribution point to further promote West Virginia.

During World War II, he published 40 letters over a period of 30 months, sending 1,200 copies per issue to servicement in the various theaters of operation.

John W. Rine was born in Marshall County, February 26, 1903, a son of the late Foster and Kathryn Rine. On June 1, 1926, he was married to Edna Roach, of Philippi, who survives.

Also are one daughter, Mrs. John (Mary Margaret) Christy, Salem, Ohio; one son Major William D. Rine, serving with the U.S. Air Force; four brothers, Foster Rine, Lowell Rine, and Reed Rine, all of Glendale, and Edison Rine, Wellsburg; five sisters, Mrs. Stanley Wilson, Beaver, Pa., Mrs. Durwood [sic] Brown, Warwood, Mrs. Beulah Barnes, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Rolland Percival, Palm Springs, Calif., and Miss Lillian Rine; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son and one brother.

Mr. Rine was a member of the St. Matthew UM Church at Weston, [WV]; a member and past master of Elkins Lodge No. 108, AF&AM, Elkins, member and high priest of Elkins Chapter No. 35, Royal Arch Masons, Elkins; a past district deputy grand master, Grand Lodge of West Virginia, AF&FM, and a trustee, of State of West Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. Rine had lived in Philippi, Belington, and Elkins, and presently were living in Weston. He retired in 1968 from the West Virginia Coal and Coke Corporation and the Eastern Associated Coal Corporation as a tax agent.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1, from the Floyd Funeral Home in Weston, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Philippi Masonic Cemetery.
(Source: undated clipping, included photograph - found in "The Rine (Ryan) Family History," p. 161)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baker, Henry Harrison

Henry Harrison Baker

Problem: Marriage dates of 7 Mar 1843 and 9 Mar 1843 have been listed.

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 393/393 (P.O. Woodsfield), page 54, Sheet 58-59, June 1860
Henry Baker, 36, m. laborer, 260/100, OH
Mary L., 1, f. OH [out of order, There is a 9 year old, Mary, also listed.
Who is this person? REH]
Emily J., 32, f. OH
Vincent, 16, m. OH; Lucinda, 15, f. OH; Samuel, 13, m. OH
Sarah E., 11, f. OH; Mary, 9, f. OH; David, 7, m. OH; William, 5, m. OH
Martin, 2, m. OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CENSUS: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 194-192
Henry H. Baker, 48, OH, farmer; Emily J., 44, OH, keep house
Samuel K., 22, OH, farm labor; Sarah E., 20, OH, help mother
Mary M., 18, OH, help mother; David, 16, OH, farm laborer
William, 14, OH, farm laborer; Jackson, 12, OH, farm laborer
John Westly, 10, OH, farm laborer; Henry J., 7, OH, school
Fanny E., 5, OH; Peter D., 2, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

EMIGRATION: Monroe Co., OH to Tyler Co., WV, after the 1870 census and before the 1880 census.

Henry Baker an aged well know citizen of Alma, Tyler County, West Virginia died at his home of old age. He was born in Monroe Co., Ohio on 11 Oct 1822. In May 1843, he married Miss H.J. Hall and to this union twelve children were born:

David Baker of Doddridge Co., West Virginia
William Baker of Alma, West Virginia
Jackson Baker of Sancho, West Virginia
John Baker of Josephs Mills, West Virginia
H.J. of Sistersville, West Virginia
Mrs. Sarah Pasco of Alma, West Virginia
Mrs. Mary Twyman of Ritchie Co., West Virginia
Mrs. Fanny Clark of Latrobe, Pennsylvania

These 8 survive Henry.

The deceased was a member of the Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at his late home and conducted by Rev. Sutton, Interment in the Pierpoint Cemetery.
(Source: Tyler County Journal, 6 Aug 1908 - furnished by Valerie Kramer)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Latta, Samuel Seymore

Samuel Seymore Latta

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 1057/1057, P.O. Woodsfield, 18 Jul 1860
Samuel Latty, [sic Latta], 26, farmer, 500/600, PA
Peter Hall, 14, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CENSUS: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 165-165
Samuel Latta, 36, PA, farmer; Elisabeth, 28, OH, keep house
David W., 3, OH
Charles Jackenhamer, 10, OH, farm work
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Wayne Twp., 102/102
Samuel Latta, 46, PA PA PA; Elizabeth H., 41, OH OH OH
David W., 13, OH PA OH; Catharine, 8, OH PA OH; Anna B., 4, OH PA OH
Charles Jackenheimer, 20, OH PRS PRS
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

DEATH: 8 Jun 1912, aged 79 years, 6 days in his obituary. Birthdate
calculated, Abt. 2 Jun 1833.

OBITUARY: Samuel Latta
Once more Death has claimed a citizen and a member of the Grand Army, this time in the person of Samuel Latta of Moose Ridge, who died Saturday afternoon, June 8, 1912, aged 79 years and 6 days. He had not been well for some time, but was able to visit Woodsfield on Decoration Day although very feeble.

Samuel Latta was a pioneer farmer of this county, a member of the M.P. Church, a member of the GAR post of this place and an exemplary citizen. His wife preceded him to the better world several years ago. Four children and many friends are left. The funeral, in charge of Gen. W. P. Richardson Post, took place Monday and was largely attended. Rev. Eastlake preached the sermon. Interment in the Moose Ridge Cemetery. Ever true friend, rest in peace.
(Source: Monroe Courier, June 1912, Monroe Co., OH)

Okey, Catherine (Brister)

Catherine Brister

CHRISTENING: Temperanceville Church
Baptised, Oct. 31, 1834, Catharine daughter of James Brister and Margaret Dailey. (Mrs. Fedorchak's comment. This record gave proof of the maiden name of the mother.) (Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. VIII, p. 143)

RELATIONSHIP: Siblings Catherine, John and Nancy Jane Brister all married members of the Okey family. Catherine married Edward Okey. John married Catherine Okey. Nancy Jane married Charles Stern Okey. Edward Okey was the uncle of Catherine and Charles Stern Okey with their common ancestor being John Woodman Okey. Catherine and Charles Stern Okey were siblings.

OBITUARY: Mrs. Kathryn [sic] Okey, aged 86 years, a highly respected lady passed away Tuesday, December 3 [1918].

She leaves to mourn the loss of a good mother, three sons, James, Miles and Frank and a grandson Fred of the home, three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Ullman, Mrs. H. F. Seebaugh, and Mrs. J. L. Mason of Lowell.

The funeral was held at the home by Prof. J. A. Hines of Woodsfield; interment in Stafford Cemetery.

Mr. John Brister of Burkhart is a brother and Mrs. Jane Okey of Boone, Iowa, is a sister of the deceased. (Source: unknown - furnished by Janet Downing)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Okey, Cornelius

Cornelius Okey

CHILDREN: 13 children, 7 sons and 6 daughters.

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Masons for nearly 40 years.

PUBLIC_SERVICE: Cornelius Okey was the first Monroe Co., OH Auditor, the first county Recorder and county Commissioner, ca. 1815. He was elected three times to the State Legislature.
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Families, p. 233 - written by Minnie Louise Decker Gadea)

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Marriage date of 1 Feb 1805 has been listed. In the obituary of Cornelius Okey the date is listed as, 5 Feb 1805. On page 219, Vol. VII, of Fedorchak she states that Cornelius Okey married Hannah Weir in Belmont Co., OH and that the marriage record can be found there. She didn't list the marriage date.

Census: 1820, in Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp.
Cornelius Okey
00-10, 1; 10-16, 3; 16-18, O; 18-26, 0; 26-45, 1; 45&up, 0
00-10, 4; 10-16, 0; 16-26, 0; 26-45, 1; 45&up, 0
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society)

LEGAL_MATTER: Court of Common Pleas, Monroe Co., OH, June term, 1823.
Cornelius Okey was appointed guardian of Jacob Agin, aged 12 years, the 5th of Sept. next (1823), this would give him a birthdae of [5 Sep] 1811, also Rachel Again, aged 11 1st of Sept. 1823, b. [1 Sep] 1812, Naomi Agin, aged 8 yrs. 13 Nov. 1823 (b. [13 Nov] 1815) and David Agin, aged 7 yrs. (b. 1819). All were minor children of Asher Agin, deceased. [There mother was, Elizabeth Kidwiler. The children's older sister, Catherine, was married to James Weir Okey, son of Cornelius Okey. REH]
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. VII, p. 151)

Census: 1830, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp.
Cornelius Okey
00-05, 1; 05-10, 2; 10-15, 2; 15-20, 1; 20-30, 0; 30-40, 0;
40-50, 1; 50-60, 0; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
00-05, 1; 05-10, 1; 10-15, 1; 15-20, 2; 20-30, 0; 30-40, 0;
40-50, 1; 50-60, 0; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society)

Census: 1840, in Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp.
Cornelius Okey
00-05, 0; 05-10, 0; 10-15, 1; 15-20, 2; 20-30, 1; 30-40, 0;
40-50, 0; 50-60, 1; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
00-05, 0; 05-10, 1; 10-15, 1; 15-20, 1; 20-30, 2; 30-40, 0;
40-50, 0; 50-60, 1; 60-70, 0; 70-80, 0; 80-90, 0; 90-100, 0; 100&up, 0
(Source: The Federal Census Monroe County, Ohio 1820-1830-1840 - Monroe County
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society)

LEGAL_MATTER: Court of Common Pleas, Monroe Co., OH, Journal 3, Sept term, 1841
William Piatt, aged 15 years, next May, son of James Piatt, deceased, made choice of Cornelius Okey as his guardian. Bond set in sum of $100. Cornelius Okey was appointed guardian of Simon Piatt, aged 12, May 1st last, John Piatt, aged 10 years May last, sons of James Piatt, deceased, and Susanna Piatt, aged 5 years April next, dau. of said James Piatt, bonds given in the some of $100 each. [Note: The parents of the children were James Piatt, Jr. and Catherine Moffett. Grandparents were James Piatt, Sr. and Nancy Colman. James Piatt, Jr. died 18 Mar 1840 in Monroe Co., OH. Catherine Moffett lived until, 25 May 1882. Richard E. Henthorn]
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. IX, p. 301)

CENSUS: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Centre Twp., 288/288, 7 Aug 1850
Cornelius Okey, 67, m. farmer, 4000, Del.
Hannah, 63, f. PA
Hester, 28, f. OH; Sophia, 24, f. OH; Sarah, 22, f. OH; Jane, 20, f. OH
Cordelia, 18, f. OH
Franklin Morrison, 21, m. laborer, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

OBITUARY: Died 23 Sep 1859, Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.
Col. Cornelius Okey, one of the earliest settlers in this country, died at his residence one half mile north of this place, on Friday morning, Sept. 23, 1859. He was the eldest son of Judge Levin Okey, and was born in Lewiston, Sussex County, Delaware, on the 3rd of January 1783. In the spring of 1800, he removed with his father's family to the mouth of Captina, in Belmont County, in this State, where, on the 5th of February, 1805, he was married to Hannah Wier, whom he survived seven years. The issue of the marriage was thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters, all of whom are still living.

In the Spring of 1815, he removed to the farm on which he resided at the time of his decease. We do not use the word farm as now understood, for then it was an unbroken forest. Here he settled down, cleared out his farm, reared his family, and grew up with the country. At that day the facilities for acquiring an education were extremely limited, but being possessed of a strong native intellect, he to a very considerable extent overcame the disadvantage of the lack of early education; and shortly after the organization of the county, we find him filling important political stations. In 1825, he represented the county in State legislature, and afterwards was re-elected to the same office several times. He also filled the office of Auditor and Recorder and that of Sheriff from 1835 to 1839, and was a Justice of the Peace for many years. All these stations he filled with satisfaction to his constituents, and credit to himself.

The virtues of bravery and hospitality he possessed in common with nearly all the pioneers of the Western country. And although as we have just stated, he was frequently elevated by the free choice of his fellow citizens to posts of honor and importance, yet he was remarkably plain and unassuming in his manners; and however dark the future appeared to others, he was ever hopeful, ever cheerful.

He was buried by the Masons of Monroe Lodge, with all the ceremonies of that ancient order, with which he had been connected nearly forty years. The interment was in a private family burying ground in the orchard planted with his own hands. He was followed to his last resting place by an unusual number of actual descendants. Twelve out of the thirteen were there, the sons with their wives and the daughters with their husbands, and besides he was mourned by a large number of grand children and great grand children.

Col. Okey had the most unyielding faith in the final happiness of all mankind, and no one ever entered more cheerfully on his journey to that "undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns." We had the pleasure of seeing and conversing with him the day prevoius to his death, and we found him gently sinking to rest, as a tired child sinks into sleep on its mother's lap. Thus full of years and of honors, was he gathered to his fathers. "May our last end be like his." Woodsfield September 28th 1859. W.P.R.
(Source: The Spirit of Democracy, issue dated, 4 or 5 October 1859, Vol. XVI, No. 30, published in Woodsfield, OH - shared by John Ogden in the Monroe OGS Navigator, April 2004, p. 37 - typed here by Richard E. Henthorn)

OBITUARY-REFERENCE: Part of the obituary is published in
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker
Fedorchak, Vol. VII, p. 219)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Estate of Philip Henthorn - 18090505

David Gilliland
Administrator For the Estate of
Philip Henthorn
5 May 1809

Allegheny co., PA

I, Samuel Jones, Esq, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting letters of Administration in and for the County of Allegheny in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to David Gilliland, Administrator of all and singular the good and chattel Rights and credits which were of Philip Henthorn Late.

Deceased Greeting: Whereas this Philip Henthorn lately died as is affirmed having whilst he lived and at the time of his deceased divers goods and chattel rights and credits within the said commonwealth by means where of the full distribution of powers Granting Letter of Administration thereof is Manistest by? known to belong to me.

I therefore desiring the goods and chattel rights and credits which were to the deceased may be well and truly administered and converted and respond of according to Law, Do hereby Grant unto you this David Gilliland in whose fidelity in this behalf I ver much confide full power by the tenor of these present to administration of the goods and chattle rights & credits which were of the deceased as also to ask collect, levy, recover & receive the credits whatsoever of this deceased which at the time of the death were owing or in way belong to him and to pay the debts in which this deceased stood obliged ? (not to or go) far forth as the goods & chattle, Rights credit will extend according to their rate and order of Law, Especially of well & Truly administering the Goods & chattle, Rights, & credits which were of the deceased & making a true & perfect Inventory & Con? cion??le appraisment there of & Exhibiting the same into the Register Office at Pittsburg on or before the 5th day of June next and also a true and just account calculation & Reckoning of your Administration upon your solem oath or affirmation to Render on or before the 5th day of May A.D. 1809 or when Legally thereinto required And I do by these presents ordain constitute & deposite you this David Gilliland Administrator of all & singular the Goods and Chattle Rights and Credits of the p. deceased, having harmless and forever indemnifying Me & all other Officers against all persons by Reason of your administration aforesaid & having all others heir Rights ??

In Testimony whereof I have caused the seal of this office to be here into affic??ed. Dated at Pittsburg aforesaid the 5th day of May A.D. 1809.

For Samuel Jones Legel ministrator.


(Transcriber noted that there seemed to be a lot of capital letters in the middle of the sentences. Where there were two "ss" together they used the "pf" symbol.)


Garner, Albert

Albert Garner

BIRTH: Garner, Albert, bn Apr 30, 1878, w/m bn Wetzel Co, WV, parents H. Garner and N.J. Garner rpted by H. Garner (Source: General Index and Register of Births, Wetzel Co., WV - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

REFERENCE: "History of Wetzel Co., WV," 1983, pg 109

MARRIAGE: 16 May 1900 (9/421) (Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 59)

MARRIAGE: Albert Garner age 22 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV
Martha J Goddard age 24 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV
mrd 16 May 1900 at res of L. Goddard by Marion Moore
(Source: WETZEL CO., WV MARRIAGES - EXTRACTED FROM MARRIAGE LICENSES; LDS Film #839985, Vol. 9, Page 421 - Extracted by Darlene Bacon)

Census: 1910, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor Dist., #89-93
Alber (sic) Garner, 31, 9 years, WV WV WV, farmer
Martha, 33, 3/2, WV WV PA
Alta B., 8, WV WV WV; Mildred, 6, WV WV WV
Nancy J., 71w, mother, WV WV WV, farmer
Icy Clark, 16, WV WV WV, housekeeper

OCCUPATION: As of Mar 1923, member of the County Court of Wetzel Co., WV

RESIDENCES: 1946, Proctor, WV

DEATH: Cerebral hemorrhage in New Martinsville Hospital

DEATH: Garner, Albert w/m d. Jun 13 1962 age 84, d. New Martinsville of Cerebral Hemorrhage, parents Henry Garner and Nancy Jane Parsons, widowed, rpted by Eleanor Garner Lantz (Source: General Index and Register of Deaths, Wetzel County, WV - Extracted by Darlene Bacon)

Albert Garner, retired businessman and farmer of Rt. ?, Proctor, WV, passed away in the Wetzel County Hospital at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday [13 Jun 1962] after a one week illness.

He was a former director of the First National Bank, a former vice president and director of New Martinsville Grocery Co., member of the Farm Bureau Association and served Wetzel County as County Commissioner for six years. He was a member of the Antioch Christian Church.

He was born at Proctor, April 30, 1878, a son of Henry and Nancy Jane Parsons Garner and lived his entire life in that community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Goddard Garner, in 1958 and a son, Woodrow, in 1960.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. Clifford Briner, of West Lafayett, Ohio; Miss Mildred Garner of Pittsburgh, PA and Mary Lawrence Garner of Proctor, Rt. 1, and Mrs. Harry Lantz of New Martinsville, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Wells Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday EDT with W.H. Sliter, minister of the First Christian Church New Martinsville and the Rev. Allen S. Fields of New Cumberland, WV officiating.

Burial will be made in Antioch Church Cemetery. (Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume III, 1993, p. 22, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)