Monday, March 7, 2016

George Boston Eckelberry

George Boston Eckelberry

PARENTS: Valentine Eckelberry, Jr. and Alice Cumberledge

EMIGRATION: The couple came to Virginia from Pennsylvania in 1838.
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 247)

CENSUS: 1850 Census, 64th District, Wetzel County, Virginia, #37/37
George B. Eclebery, [sic] 39?, Farmer, b PA
Sarah, 41, b PA
Valentine, 15, Farmer, b PA
Margaret, 14, b PA
Richard, 12, b PA
Elizabeth, 10, b VA
Levi, 8, b VA
Delilah, 7, VA
Abram, 5, b VA
(Source: Webpages of Linda Lee (Cunningham) Fluharty)

died at the residence of his son, Richard...near Sheldon post office [Montana] Jan. 31st, 1893.

George B. Eckelberry was born on Sept. 25, 1804 in Green[e] County, Penn. and was married to Miss Sarah Wise of the same place. Soon after their marriage they moved to West Virginia where they resided several years and from there they moved to Minnesota and from there to this valley to live with his son Richard.

Mr. Eckelberry has been a member of the christian church for 45 years. His wife died twelve years ago in West Virginia. Mr. Eckelberry was the father of eight children: three girls and five boys. Two girls and two boys are now living. He had three sons in the late war.

He was only sick four days and said just before his death that he was ready and wanted to die. He has always been a healthy, strong, and vigorous man, in body and mind.

Funeral services were held at the residence of Richard Eckelberry on Friday February 3rd, by Rev. J. M. Eastland. The remains were entered in the Shaw cemetery on the east side
[Inter Lake; 10 Feb 1893; p. 3, c3; submitted by L. Harrington who notes that George was likely not born in 1804 since his father is listed as a single man in 1810 tax lists. Also, George's headstone is in Fairview Cemetery, not Shaw Cemetery; most graves were moved in the 1890's.]
[Credit to:,Geo.B.]
(Source: Webpages of Linda Lee (Cunningham) Fluharty)

CEMETERY: Apparently he was buried in Shaw Cemetery and later moved to Fairview Cemetery, Columbia Falls, Flathead Co., MT where a tombstone was erected. [REH]
7 March 2016

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