History of Hampshire County West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present
By Hu Maxwell and H. L. Swisher
Morgantown, West Virginia; A. Brown Boughner Printer; 1897

PART 3 - Family Sketches
Pages 708-713

Last Names beginning with "H"

MISS NELLIE HIGH, of Mill Creek district, was born 1877; daughter of Norman and Ellen High; of German and Scotch ancestry; has taught three years in the public schools of Hampshire, and has attended two terms at the Shenandoah Normal School.

ALPHEUS HIGH, farmer of Mill Creek; son of John and Mary A. High; of German ancestry; born 1831; married, 1866, to Sarah A., daughter of George and Susan D. Lloyd, of Patterson Creek; children, Elizabeth, Dorothy A., Amelia K., Sarah D., Jacob R., and Myrtle M. Mr. High owns one hundred and sixty acres of land near Purgitsville.

ROBERT C. HOOK, farmer of Bloomery, son of A. M. and Mary C. Hook, was born 1864; married, 1890, Sarah E., daughter of C. B. and Eliza B. McDonald; children, Alonzo L., Walter C., and Ulu M. Mr. Hook owns four hundred acres of land, three hundred improved.

EDWARD HOOK, farmer of Blooniery, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hook, was born in Virginia, 1839; English ancestry; married, 1866, Bridget, daughter of Michael and Catherine Briscoe, of Maryland; children, Thomas E., Mary C., Rosie E., David M., Alice, James L., Harry A., Annie, and John W. Mr. Hook served three years as justice of the peace in Bloomery district.

CHARLES HAWKINS, wagon-maker of Bloomery, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Hawkins, was born of Irish descent, 1822; married, 1848, Rebecca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Light, of Virginia; children, Margaret A., George W., Elizabeth M., Louis E., Benjamin B., and Endora V.

JOHN S. HIETT, farmer of Bloomery, son of John and Julia Hiett, was born 1843; French ancestry; married, 1863, Mary E., daughter of Charles J. and Catherine A. Noland; children, Edgar M., John W., Charles E., Sarah E., Samuel F., Mary E., and Joseph P. He owns three hundred and fifty-three acres, sixty improved. He was a Confederate soldier thirteen months; was held a prisoner twenty-four hours at Sir John's Run, and was then released.

HENRY HAWKINS, farmer of Bloomery, son of James and Elizabeth Hawkins, was born 1832; German ancestry; married, 1868, Louisa, daughter of Christopher and Mary Slonaker; children, Martha V., Clara B., Mary F., Annie L., Amanda J. Mr. Hawkins died July 8, 1894. He served in the Confederate army three years. His farm contains one hundred and eighty acres.

JACOB A. HITE, a farmer of Bloomery, son of Isaac and Mary A. Hite, was born 1850; German ancestry; married, 1872, Fannie M., daughter of James M. and Eliza J. Pangle, of Virginia; children, Clarence G., Charles C., Eleanora V., William A. M , and Fannie L. He owns one hundred and eighty-five acres, one hundred improved.

JOHN W. HIETT, farmer of Bloomery, son of John S. and Mary E. Hiett, was born 1866; married, 1891, Annie, daughter of Robert and Margaret Wilson, of Maryland; children, Florence M. and Esrom R. He owns one hundred and sixty acres, seventy improved.

JOHN W. HITE, shoemaker of Bloomery, son of Isaac and Mary A. Hite, was born of German ancestry, 1838; married, 1865, Amelia C., daughter of Joseph and Lucinda Sole, of Virginia; children, Annie B. and Joseph I. He was married three times, — the second, 1878, to Bertha Jane, daughter of Martin G. Sole; children, Mary E., John D.,and Bertha J. His third marriage, 1890, was to Mary L., daughter of John and Nancy Smith.

DANIEL B. HAINES, of Bloomery; merchant; son of Henry and Phoebe J. Haines; born 1856; married, 1886, Elizabeth F., daughter of James H. and Eveline Williams, of Maryland; children, Lesty C., D. Blanche, Alice M., Bryan W. Mr. Haines has been in business at Capon Bridge eleven years.

GEORGE A. HOTT, farmer and teacher of Bloomery; son of Levi and Sarah Hott; German ancestry; born 1852; married, 1880, Cordelia V., daughter of William T. and Susan A. Riley; children, Estella, Omor L., Ernest W., and Chloe. Mr. Hott was a member of the West Virginia legislature in 1891 and in 1893. He has taught twenty-one terms of school, never applied for but one school, and did not get that. He was a member of the county board of examiners one term.

TILBURY HEISHMAN, farmer of Capon, son of Jacob and Lavina Heishman, English and German ancentry, was born, 1865, in Hardy County; married Bessie, daughter of Lemuel and Sarah Kline, 1892; children, Mabel and Sadie.

HENRY W. HAINES, farmer and carpenter of Capon, son of Jefferson and Mary Haines, was born 1849; English and Scotch descent; married Elizabeth A., daughter of Hiram and Catherine Easter, 1874; children, Dora W., Lulu M., Clara B., Cora L., Ada L., Minnie D., Ellis E., and Maud L. He owns four hundred acres, one hundred and fifty improved.

M. L. HEATWOLE, carpenter of Capon, son of John Heatwole, served several years as justice of the peace in Capon district.

M. F. HANNUM, merchant at Capon Springs, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hannum, Scotch and Irish parentage, was born 1830; married Margaret, daughter of John and Frances Lafollette, 1851. Mr. Hannum, for a second wife, married Barbara E., daughter of William Pifer, of Frederick County.

R. A. HENDERSON, farmer residing near Barnes's mills in Gore district, son of James G. and Jane Henderson, was born 1861; Irish parentage; married, 1891, Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli McBride; children, Benjamin F. and Lottie J.

J. W. HAINES, farmer near Pleasant Dale, Gore district, son of James and Evaline Haines, was born 1854; married, 1894, Maria V., daughter of Jeremiah and Emily Hiett; children, Virgil E. and Marvin D.

HENRY H. HIETT, farmer of Gore district, near Hanging Rocks, son of Evan and Barbara Hiett, was born of English parentage, 1841; married, 1877, Anna, daughter of S. and Mary J. McDonald, of Virginia; children, Holmes B., Harry E., Mary W., Maurice C., and Maud O.

J. A. HAINES, farmer of Gore district, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, was born of German ancestry, 1854; married, 1893, Maggie A., daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Fleek, Their son's name is Arthur W.

WILLIAM HASS, of Okonoko, a farmer, son of Peter and Mary Hass, was born of German parentage, 1820; married, 1848, Sarah J., daughter of David and Mary Arnold; children, David A. and Sarah A. Mr. Hass married a second time, 1861, Miss Ann M. High; he married his third wife a few years later; and in 1896 he married his fourth wife, Mrs. Ettie Sperow.

JOHN W. HOCKMAN, of Pleasant Dale, a teacher by profession, son of Philip and Diadem Hockman, was born 1848; German and Irish parentage; married, 1879, S. Alice, daughter of Abraham and Lavina Godlove; children, Cora A., John F., Stella B., Charles W., Alva M., Philip Stein, and India L.

JAMES E. HAINES, farmer of Pleasant Dale, son of James and Aveline Haines, was born 1857; married, 1876, Elizabeth Walford; children, Bertha F., James A., Olive L., Nora E., and Montie I.

L. H. HEARE, farmer of Gore, son of Matthew and Mary Heare, Irish parentage, was born 1831; married, 1861, Zulemma, daughter of Silas and Joanna Shanholtzer; children, Johnson T., Augusta F., Lillian E., Minor G., George W., Lorenzo H., Bertha V., Wade V., Walter R., and Virgil H.

NOAH W. HAINES, school-teacher of Gore district, son of John and Ladema Haines, English ancestry, was born 1856: married, 1879, Annie W., daughter of Hiram aud Catherine Easter; children, Gertie L., Granville L., Elmer L., Calvin C., Gilmer T., Victor C., and Conrad R.

CHARLES N. HIETT, of Slanesville; fire insurance agent; son of Joseph S. and C. E. Hiett; French and Scotch ancestry; born 1847; married, 1874, Rosa P., daughter of John and Ladema Haines; children, Carrie W., Henderson, V. B., C. N., F. H., Nettie, Edith, and Ethel Lillian.

THE HARPER FAMILY. — The founder of the Harper family, well known in Hampshire County, was Goodlow Harper, a native of England. Prior to the Revolutionary War he came to America, married and settled in Philadelphia. He had two sons, George K. Harper and Goodlow Harper. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War he became a Tory, and sympathized with England in its effort to subdue the colonies. Mr. Harper returned to England, leaving his wife and two sons in Philadelphia. He corresponded with his wife, sending the letters in care of a British officer stationed at or near Philadelphia. After two years, letters ceased coming from him. Mrs. Harper's letters to him were unanswered. She finally concluded that he was dead, and she married the British officer. At the close of the war, Mr. Harper returned to Philadelphia, only to learn that he no longer had a wife. He went to see his children, bade them and their mother good-by, and departed. He was never again heard of.

GEORGE KENTON HARPER, son of Goodlow Harper, lived at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where he was editor of a newspaper, influential in its day, the Franklin Repository, which he published for more than forty years. He supported Adams against Jefferson for President of the United States. He was opposed to the declaration of war against England in 1812; but when hostilities began, he upheld the administration in the prosecution of the war, not only through the columns of his paper, but he shouldered his musket and marched to Canada and fought till the close of the war, when he returned to Chambersburg and resumed the editorship of his paper. He was in the battle of North Point, where the British were defeated and the city of Baltimore saved from capture. He died in 1858.

WILLIAM HARPER, son of George Kenton Harper, was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1808, and, like his father, became a publisher. When about sixteen years old he went to Staunton, Virginia, to learn the printing business under his brother, General Kenton Harper, who then published the Staunton Spectator. He remained with his brother till about 1829, when he was twenty-one years old. He then set out in business on his own account, and in 1830 issued the first number of the South Branch Intelligencer at Romney. With the exception of about four years during the war, when he could not publish a paper in Romney, he continued to edit the Intelligencer till his death in 1887, a period of fifty-seven years. Mr. Harper was twice married, first to Miss Nancy Newman, daughter of Dr. Newman, who dying in 1865, Mr. Harper, in 1867, married Miss Sallie L. Kane. He had seven children: Bruce, who died in Romney; Robert and Granville, who died in Baltimore; William, who died in Las Vegas, New Mexico; Lee, also dead; Nancy, who married Mr. Pattie, of Iowa, and Almira, who married James Sheetz, of Romney, who was several terms sheriff of Hampshire County.

The Romney branch of the Harper family was closely related to the Newmans. A sketch of Dr. Newman is given elsewhere in this book, and it is proper at this place to speak somewhat fully of Mrs. Newman aud her ancestors and descendants. She was a remarkable woman, one of those who, in dying, leave an unfilled place. In this world, some people, who seem important, die and are not missed. Others are never replaced. Mrs. Newman was of the latter class. She was of English descent, her grandfather, John Ocle, having emigrated from England to Philadelphia in the early part of the eighteenth century. His daughter Anna was the mother of Mrs. Newman, and married Thomas Neale, of Virginia, and In her old age lived in Romney, in the latter part of the seventeenth century. Her eldest daughter Elizabeth married John Hancock, of Fairfax, in 1784. Upon the death of Mr. Hancock, she married Dr. Newman, and resided at Old Town, Maryland, and later, in Romney, where she died in 1866, aged ninety-nine years, having been born in 1767.

C. S. HOUSER, of Okonoko, a telegrapher, was born 1871; son of Peter and Ruphina Houser; Swiss ancestry; married, 1895, Bertha, daughter of Levi and Etta Sperow. Their child's name is Ruth.

FRANKLIN HERRIOTT, farmer of Wappacomo, son of Epbraim and Eliza Herriott, was born in 1844, of Scotch, Irish, and Welsh ancestry; married, 1881, Susan E., daughter of J. M. and Margaret Rees, of Virginia; children, Wade R., Charles F., Lillie E., and William D.

J. W. HASS, farmer of South Branch, was born 1836; son of Abram and Mary A. Hass; ancestry, German, Scotch, and Irish; married, 1870, Roberta C., daughter of Joseph and Harriet Taylor; children, Mary Belle, Hattie I., Charles T., William R., and Sarah C.

J. W. HAINES, of Green Spring, farmer, son of Isaac and Jane Haines, was born 1844; married, 1866, Sarah, daughter of George and Rosanna Smith; children, Anna J., Susan E., Bertha V., George E., Lucy C., William G., and John I.

T. L. HOWSER, of Green Spring; railroading; son of Solomon and Nancy Howser; born of German ancestry, in Maryland, 1864; married, 1886, Annie E., daughter of Joseph and Susan Shumate; children, Cynthia V., Allie M., Charles V., C. Margaret, Daisy B., and William T.

J. T. HANSELL, farmer of Wappacomo, son of Solomon and Tebecca Hansell, was born in Maryland, 1842; German ancestry; married, 1886, Jennie, daughter of Alexander and Eliza Jeffrey; children, William P., Lloyd H., Flocie R., and Garret H. Mr. Hansell's first wife was Mary Chaney, of Maryland; children, Emma, Jennie, Joseph H., John, Paul, and Annie.

T. R. HENDERSON, of Higginsvllle, mechanic, son of James J. and Jane Henderson, was born 1845, of Scotch and Irish ancestry; married, 1865, Mary J., daughter of Peter and Elizabeth McBride; children, Lizzie J., Margaret A., J. L., and R. H.

C. W. HAUGH, of Old Town; railroading; son of Wesley and Elizabeth Haugh, born 1850; Irish and English ancestry; married, 1872, Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Piper, of Maryland; children, James A., John W., Charles F., Cora M., Edgar M., Benjamin O., and Bessie E.

D. F. HEFLEBOWER, now a Kansas farmer, was a former resident of Hampshire. He was born in Jefferson County, this State, of German ancestry, in 1828. He is a son of David and Mary A. Heflebower. In 1856 he married Margaret E., daughter of Samuel H. and Mary A. Frayier; children, William H., Frances K., and Luella.

Photograph - David H. HeflebowerDAVID H. HEFLEBOWER was born in Jefferson County, West Virginia, January 1, 1836. His parents were David and Mary Heflebower, and he was the eighth in a family of eleven children. His family was of German descent, and the original American home of the Heflebowers was Pennsylvania. In 1842 the family moved from Jefferson to Hampshire County, settling in the eastern portion near Capon Bridge. Here, on the farm, David grew to maturity. On reaching the age of twenty-one years the charm of the new west, rich in possibilities of development, drew him to Missouri, and thence in the course of a year to eastern Kansas, where he located in Miami County. Under the energetic labors of himself and others, who like him sought fortunes in what the geographers of the day oddly enough called the "great American desert," the raw and virgin prairie became a garden, and among the most prosperous was the young West Virginian. He witnessed the rise of the border troubles and served honorably in the ranks of the Unionists during the war. David H. Heflebower and Lucy A. Holdern were married December 12, 1860, in Miami County, Kansas, and their union was blessed with seven children, — one son and six daughters. Born a Democrat, Mr. Heflebower remained consistent in that faith until the Greenback party was formed, when he became a member of that organization and was the party's candidate for the office of State Treasurer in the campaign of 1884. He joined the ranks of the People's party when that movement came into prominence, and in 1896 was the party nominee for the same office. One of the most intense and exciting campaigns in the State's history, during which his party was deeply indebted to his wisdom, popularity, and generous liberality, resulted in victory for the Populist organization, and in January following the newly elected Treasurer assumed his official duties. About the State House at Topeka, "Uncle Dave," as he is familiarly called by a large circle of admiring and affectionate friends, is a prominent and welcome figure. He is the kind of a man that children instinctively follow, to whom those in trouble tell their griefs, while at the same time his counsel is sought by the chief financial magnates of the State. His jealous guardianship of the public interests has brought him a well-earned fame and the entire confidence of the people of Kansas. But his official honors are modestly borne, and he is still the plain and jovial farmer of former years. His magnificent series of farms in his home counties, consisting of over two thousand acres, still constitutes his home, and witnesses the exercise of the large-hearted hospitality which preserves the traditions of his earlier Virginian home.

GEORGE L. HERNDON, of Romney, bookkeeper, was born in Fauquier County, 1853; Scotch and Irish ancestry; son of Richard and Elizabeth J. Herndon; married, 1879, to Mary A., daughter of Reuben and Martha Bonney; children, Reuben B., Richard N., Janet S., and Martha R. Reuben Bonney came from Norfolk to Hampshire in 1849. He was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia, Angust 23, 1812, and was educated at Alleghany College, Meadviile, Pennsylvania. While at school he was married to Miss Martha Jane Hull, daughter of Jacob Hull, and niece of Commodore Isaac Hull. There were seven brothers. Mrs. Bonney's mother's name was Stowe, and she was a sister of Mrs. Decatur, wife of Commodore Decatur. Thus the families of the two commodores were closely connected. Mrs. Bonney was educated at Steubenville, Ohio. Mr. Bonney was for many years a magistrate in Hampshire County.

J. H. HAINES, farmer of Romney district, son of William and Catherine Haines, was born 1848; married, 1873, to Lucretia, daughter of George W. and Catherine Shank; children, George W. F., Charles E. P., Fannie, Annie, Sallie B., Mary J., Eliza E., John F.

A. D. HAYS, of Romney; teacher; son of John W. and Elizabeth Hays, of Monongalia County; born in Marion County, 1856; married, 1883, to Grace O., daughter of C. W. and Susan Smith, of Gowanda, New York; children, Walter Lee and Grace Dudley. Mr. Hays has been connected with the West Virginia schools for the deaf, dumb, and blind for twenty-six years; six years a pupil; three years foreman of the cabinet shops; thirteen years a printer of the Tablet. He has taught seventeen years in the institution.

C. E. HEATWOLE, justice of the peace in Romney district, was born 1851; son of John E. and Jane M. Heatwole; English and German ancestry; married, 1877, to Helen, daughter of A. J. and Elizabeth A. Kreemer, of Virginia; children, Cora B., Robert L., E. M., F. I., and Charles.

WILLIAM R. HOUSEHOLDER, of Romney; railroading; German and Irish descent; son of William F. and Hannah A. Householder; born in Maryland, 1870; married, 1894, to Minnie L., daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Swisher; son, Clarence C.

W. V. HERRIOTT, of Cumberland, Maryland, was born in Hampshire County, 1828; son of Ephraim and Eliza Herriott; Scotch ancestry; occupation, miller; married Margaret A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hightman, of Maryland. Their daughter's name is Ellen.

C. W. HAINES, merchant of Romney, son of Silas and Elizabeth Haines, was born 1863, of German and Irish ancestry; married, 1893, to Sallie E., daughter of Alexander and Maggie Monroe; children, Blair M. and Lysle M.

J. S. HEATH, of Romney; butcher; German ancestry; son of W. P. and Mary Heath; born 1863; married, 1891, to Priscilla, daughter of Edward and Caroline Brown.

JAMES HOWARD, farmer of Romney district, son of Frederick and Grace Howard, was born at Paw Paw, 1809; married, 1870, to Mary, daughter of Harry and Maria Bias; children, Charles S., Rowena B., Aaron F., Charlotte C., Abraham H., and Susanna.

M. G. HARMISON, farmer of Romney district, was born in Harrison County, 1868; son of Charles and Elizabeth Harmison; married, 1891, to Kate, daughter of Isaac and Emma Parsons; children, Robert W., Emma W., and Philip C.

FRANCIS E. HEARE, farmer and trader of Sherman district, son of Francis L. and Grace A. Heare, Irish ancestry, was born 1861; married Abigail J., daughter of James and Elizabeth Davidson, of Hardy County, 1884; children, Claude K., Sephrone M., Clara D., Lulu G., and Viola F.

GEORGE H. HOTT, farmer and mechanic of Sherman district, son of David and Malinda Hott, German and English ancestry, was born 1848; married Abbie J., daughter of Elisha and Matilda Heare; children, Garrett D., Robert C., Carrington E., Donald E., and Georganna G.

JAMES C. HEARE, merchant of Sherman, son of John A. G. and Elizabeth A. Heare, Irish ancestry, was born 1858; married Mary V., daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth Walker, of Hardy County, 1889; children, Fannie W. and Lucy E.

DAVID M. HAINES, farmer near Kirby, son of Peter and Catherine Haines, German parentage, was born 1845; married Catherine, daughter of John and Elizabeth Lockender; children, John L., Peter, Sarah, Edward E., Hampton, Lillie, and Hannah; owns four hundred and eighty-five acres, one hundred and fiity improved.

J. T. HOWARD, cabinet-maker, residing near Rio, son of William H. and Mary Howard, English and Irish parentage, was born in North Carolina, 1840; married Emma, daughter of Joseph and Emeline Emmons, 1868; children, Helen F., William M., Annie B., Mary E., Charles O., Thomas D., Edgar B., Joseph C., James L., Hota H., and Bessie.

J. W. HAINES, farmer of Sherman, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German extraction, was born 1844; married Sarah A , daughter of James and Rebecca French, 1875; children, Minor W.. Loretto M., Flora B., Henry E., Leonard F., Berzelia H., and Granville H.

I. MINOR HAINES, farmer near Pleasant Dale, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German descent, was born 1849; married Bettie M., daughter of Mordecai and J. A. Orndorff, 1874; children. Carrie B., A. Gilbert, Myrtle A., Rumsey S., Theodore A., Mary E., Bessie C., and Robert D.

BENJAMIN M. HAINES, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German ancestry, was born 1840; married Nancy E., daughter of Zephyrine and Eliza Offutt, 1867; children, Lee, Etta, William, Catherine, Maggie, Ambrose, Daniel, Albert, Edward, Benjamin O., and Rosa.

BEAZIN HAINES, farmer near Slanesvllle, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Haines, German ancestry, was born 1819; married Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Susan Tusing, 1842; children, Margaret A., Salemma J., John H., Jennie, Malissa, and Jaspar F.

A. C. HAINES, farmer of Gore district, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German parentage, was born 1855; married Chloe M., daughter of Jacob and Margaret Shanholtzer, 1884; children, Salemma M., Rosa B., Stella M., Elmer P. L., and Wilda C.

JOHN W. HOTT, farmer of Gore, son of David and Mary A. Hott, English ancestry, was born 1850; married J. E. F. Hott, daughter of James and Caroline Hott, 1876; children, Charles T., Austin E., Verdie V., Marshall, William D., Rosa M. B., Osee V., and Ida F.

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