Summary of Nancy Jane PARSONS - 21 Jun 2010
Name: Nancy Jane PARSONS
Father: Jesse PARSONS (18 Feb 1814 - 16 May 1879)
Mother: Lydia WYKERT (12 Dec 1815 - 18 Feb 1912)
Birth 9 Jul 1839 Rines Ridge, Marshall Co., VA
Death 30 Mar 1923 (age 83) Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV
Burial abt 4 Apr 1923 Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV, Antioch Cemetery
Chr Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV, Disciples
1. William Alexander KELLEY
Marriage 2 Dec 1858 (age 19) Marshall Co., VA/WV
Junia Vista Constantine KELLEY (12 Oct 1859 - 20 May 1934)
Catherine Matilda KELLEY (22 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1935)
Eugene Franklin KELLEY (8 Jun 1863 - 11 May 1949)
Jesse Francis KELLEY (6 Mar 1866 - 6 Mar 1866)
Mary Lydia KELLEY (abt 1868/69 - abt 1898)
2. Henry GARNER
Marriage 8 Dec 1869 (age 30) Wetzel Co., WV
Friend GARNER (20 Nov 1870 - 20 Jul 1894)
David GARNER (abt 1871 - )
Infant GARNER (3 Jun 1874 - )
Peter GARNER (3 Jun 1875 - 29 Mar 1877)
Albert GARNER (30 Apr 1878 - 13 Jun 1962)
Thomas Nelson GARNER (9 Jan 1881 - 2 Oct 1882)
F. S. GARNER (23 Oct 1882 - 23 Oct 1882)
Nancy Jane Parsons
PARENTS: Jesse Parsons and Lydia Wykert
CHRISTENING: Nancy Jane Parsons was baptized at the Disciples of Christ, Whetstone Creek, Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV.
RESIDENCES: Spent her entire life in Marshall and Wetzel counties, VA/WV with the exception of 3 years spent in Iowa.
SPOUSE: Mrs. Nancy Parsons Kelley was the 2nd wife of Henry Garner. She was first married to William Kelley and widowed.
RESIDENCES: After the death of Henry Garner she lived with her son, Albert Garner.
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
Garner, Nancy J. w/f d. Mar 30, 1923 age 83y, 8m 21d d. Proctor Dist. of Pneumonia parents Jesse Parsons and Lulia Wykert (Source: General Index and Register of Deaths, Wetzel County, WV - Extracted by Darlene Bacon)
OBITUARY: Wetzel Co, WV Democrat, New Martinsville, WV. She died at the home of Albert Garner, near Proctor, WV.
RESEARCHER: Marilyn Dodd of Marietta, OH provided information on this family to Claude R. Burton.
OBITUARY: Mrs. Nancy Garner Called to Her Reward
Mrs. Nancy J. Garner departed this life at the home of her son Albert, near Proctor, March 30, 1923, at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Garner was born on Rine's Ridge, in Marshall county, July 9, 1839, and during her entire life, with the exception of three years spent in Iowa, she was a resident of Marshall or Wetzel county.
In 1859 [sic, 2 Dec 1858] she was married to William Kelley,and to this union were born five children: Mrs. T. J. and Mrs. J. P. Cooper of near Proctor; E. F. Kelley of New Dale; and Mrs. Wilford Furbee and Jesse Kelley, the last two of whom preceded her in death.
In 1867 Mr. Kelley died and two years later she was united in marriage to Henry Garner, one of Wetzel county's most progressive citizens. To this union were born four children: Albert Garner, who at the present time is a member of the County Court of Wetzel county, and Friend, Peter and Thomas, the last three of whom have preceded her to the grave.
Besides her son Albert, one step-son, Mr. Wilford Garner of Moundsville, survives.
Mr. Garner died in 1901 and since that time she has resided with her son Albert.
At the time of her death, she could boast of 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
At the age of 17 she accepted Christ and was baptised at the mouth of Whetstone Creek by Rev. John Henderson. During all these 67 years she has been true to this great confession and has devoted her life unselfishly to the service of her fellow beings. In speaking of her a friend remarked that she was one of the best women that ever lived, and this estimate of her life and character seems to be held by all who knew her, and was evidenced by the great number who flocked to the home and church to pay their respects to the one whom they had come to regard so highly.
Her death was due to complications following an attack of pneumonia.
The funeral services were held at Antioch Church, Monday afternoon by Rev. J. F. Jamison of Webster Springs and interment was made in Antioch Cemetery by Funeral Director Everett Mason. Active pall bearers representing her own children's families were William Cooper, Milo Cooper, George Cooper, Jesse Kelley, William Kelley, and Samuel Furbee. Honorary pall bearers, representing her step-children's families were Clarence Garner of Moundsville, Elmer Coffield of New Martinsville, Thomas Shirk of Columbus, Ohio, Wilford Parsons of Moundsville, Joseph Parsons of Proctor and Hays Hall of Proctor. (Source: unknown and undated, - furnished to Linda (Goddard) Stout by Bill Kelley of Paden City, WV)
PROBATE: Nancy Jane (Parsons) Kelley Garner, Will Book 6, p. 479, Wetzel Co., WV. "one equal one sixth to Mardotha Shirk daughter of my deceased son Friend Garner..." (Furnished by Linda (Goddard) Stout)