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 713-715

Last Names beginning with "I, J, and K"

FORMAN INSKEEP, farmer of Romney district, son of William and Susan R. Inskeep, of English ancestry, was born 1804; married, 1849, to Alverdah, daughter of Levi and Mary A. Cain.

R. M. JOHNSON, farmer of Capon district, son of Elias Johnson, was married to Sarah, daughter of John Larrick; children, Fannie Cordelia, Bradley E., Evan C., Nettie E., Rena, Blanche, Montie, Bertha J., and Jessie. Mr. Johnson was in the Confederate army, was wounded at Grassy Lick and at Banker Hill, and was in the battle of Gettysburg.

ZACHARIAS E. JOHNSON, farmer of Gore district, son of Zacharias and Rebecca Johnson, was born 1869; married, 1891, Elizabeth B., daughter of Franklin and Virginia Ewers, of Virginia; children, J. E., Nannie V., and Zacharias F.

ZACHARIAS JOHNSON, farmer of Gore district, son of Israel and Mary Johnson, Scotch and German descent, was born, 1830, in the house where he still resides. The bouse is about one hundred and fifty years old, perhaps the oldest in the county. It has always been in the Johnson family. In 1860 he married Rebecca, daughter of George and Elizabeth Stickley; children, Ella, Lucy, I. F., Susie, George B., Zacharias E., Isaac B., Thomas K., E. M., Lake, Verna E., and Cora B. Mr. Johnson is a large stock raiser, and owns sixteen hundred acres.

CLARK JACKSON, teamster, resident of Romney district, son of Solomon and Eliza Jackson, was born 1842; married, 1880, to Martha, daughter of Richard and Jane Jackson; children, Jennie, William H., Solomon, and Georgia A.

Photograph - Gov. J. J. JacobJOHN J. JACOB, the first Democratic governor of West Virginia, and a citizen whose name is connected with both the political and business interests of the State, was born in Hampshire County, December 9, 1829. His father was a minister of the Methodist Church, and was the author of "Jacob's Life of Cresap," mention of which will be found in another part of this volume. The family, as far back as any record exists, has been one of ability and influence. Governor Jacob's father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, belonging to a Maryland regiment. It has been said that the song "Yankee Doodle" was composed to satirize this regiment, because the soldiers were better dressed than those of any other regiment in the American service. But this cannot be vouched for in serious history. It is well known that "Yankee Doodle," at least the tune, was popular long before the Revolutionary War. If it was applied in any way to the soldiers of the Maryland Regiment to which Mr. Jacob belonged, it was simply as "an old song turned up again." Rev. Jacobs married, as his first wife, the widow of Michael Cresap, and as his second wife married Miss Susan McDavitt, who was the mother of Governor Jacob. She died in 1880. In 1839 she took up her residence in Romney, and her son was sent to school at the "Classical Institute." The Literary Society of Romney was then in the zenith of its power and usefulness, and the school under its management was one of the best in the State at that time. After completing the course at Romney, Mr. Jacob entered Dickinson College, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and graduated 1849. He taught school in Hampshire, studying law in the mean time. In 1853 he was appointed to a professorship in the Missouri University, and filled a chair in that institution until 1860. The beginning of the Civil War broke up the university, and he resumed his law practice and remained in Missouri until 1865, when he returned to Romney and opened a law office. In 1869 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to tbe legislature, and at once attracted general notice for his abilities.

The next year, 1870, he was nominated for governor of West Virginia, and was elected to fill a term from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1873. In 1872 the Democratic party was split. There were two candidates for governor, Johnson N. Camden and John J. Jacob. The Republicans supported Jacob, and he was elected. He served until 1877. On the expiration of his term lie opened a law office in Wheeling, and resided there until his death. He was elected to tbe legislature from Ohio County, 1879; and in 1881 Governor Jackson appointed him judge of the first circuit to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Thayer Melvin, and in 1882 he was elected to fill the office to the end of the term, 1888.

HENRY CLAY KUYKENDALL, vice-president of the Vicksburg (Mississippi) Bank, was born near Ridgeville, Hampshire, now Mineral County, 1833. He is a son of Nathaniel and Sally Kuykendall, and is of German parentage on his father's side, and Scotch and Irish on his mother's side. Her maiden name was Abernathy. In 1868 he married Letitia Kate, daughter of Alexander H. and Sarah C. Arthur, of Vicksburg. Their children are Sallie, who died in infancy, and Carrie Belle.

FREDERICK T. KEITER, farmer of Bloomery, son of John and Emily Keiter, was born 1867; English ancestry; married, 1882, Lncy, daughter of John and Dolly Clark, of Virginia; children, George L., Grace B., Clark, Elsie M., Dolly E., and Edgar L. He owns two hundred and twenty-five acres, seventy-five improved, twenty-eight miles from Romney.

ISAAC P. KELLEY, farmer of Bloomery, son of Thomas and Rosanna Kelley; Irish and German ancestors; born 1852; married, 1884, Lydia, daughter of Washington and Elizabeth Whitacre; children, John H. and Pearl E. He owns ninety acres, forty improved.

LORENZO W. KIDWELL; farmer of Bloomery, son of James and Mary Kidwell, was born of English parentage, 1845; married, 1876, Lucinda, daughter of Evan and Sarah Kidwell; children, Delia M., Ida A., Daisy M., Lily M., Odis T., and James O.

B. F. KUMP, farmer of Capon district, son of Jacob and Julia A. Kump, German parentage, was born 1841; married Frances M., daughter of Sylvester and Nancy Rudolph, 1873; children, Garnett K., Herman G., Valonta V., and Otelia V. Mr. Kump fought through the war as a Confederate. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution, his father in the War of 1812. He owns five hundred acres, one-half improved, twenty-eight miles from Romney.

A. L. KELSOE, farmer of High View, son of James and Annie C. Kelsoe, was born 1837; Scotch and Irish extraction; married Hannah M., daughter of Enos and Rosa A. Spaid, 1861; children, Curtis E., Jennie C., Luella B., Harry T., Mahlon L., Edward P., Lemuel S., Albertis L., Flossie M., and Evan M. The first four named are dead.

JOSEPH A. KELSOE, farmer of Capon, son of James and Annie Kelsoe, Irish descent, was born 1828; married Elizabeth C., daughter of Samuel and Joanna Milslagle, 1850; children, Sarah V., Annie R., Ida C., Laura E., John N., Carter G., Isaac E. G., and Olive Willetta, Mr. Kelsoe was a Confederate soldier, and died 1894.

LEMUEL F. KLINE, farmer of Capon, son of Philip and Elizabeth Kline, was born 1841; German and Irish parentage; married Sarah A., daughter of Jacob and Lydia Burkholder, of Rockingham County, 1867; children, Isaac N., Clement H, Bessie M., Annie B., Mary E., Philip T., Signora A., and Madison B. Mr. Kline was in tbe Confederate service.

THOMAS KUYKENDALL, merchant of Paw Paw, son of James and Hannah L. Kuykendall, was born in Maryland, 1854; married, 1883, Kate T., daughter of Edward and Mary McGill, of Maryland; children, James E., Mary W., William W., Lucy B., Helen M., and Harry R.

THEODORE KLEIN, farmer of Gore district, son of Joseph and Catherine Klein, was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, 1871; German descent; married, 1892, Minnie, daughter of Joseph and Susan Borringer; children, Vancie and Zaney V.

A. J. KLEIN, of Gore district, near Okonoko; railroader; son of Henry and Catherine Kline; German parentage; born near Frostburg, Maryland, 1857; married, 1882, Annie M M daughter of Edward and Mary E. Northcraft, of Maryland; children, Charles A., Clement, Edith M., Mary C., Henry E., Eva L., Paul H.

JACOB F. KLINE, farmer of Gore district, residing near Paw Paw, son of Joseph and Catherine Kline, was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1859; German ancestry: married, 1885, Nannie J., daughter of Thomas A. and Martha A. Largent; children, Zella M. and Maggie V.

JAMES W. KAYLOR, farmer of Gore, near Spring Gap, son of A. J. and Mary E. Kaylor, was born 1855; married, 1889, Elizabeth A., daughter of James W. and Priscilla Montgomery, of Pennsylvania; children, Lily M., Arthur A., Maggie B., Clarence G., and Eliza V.

ADAM KAYLOR, farmer of Gore district, son of Josiah and Mary Kaylor, was born in Frederick County, 1831; German descent; married, 1866, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Kissiah Largent. Mr. Kaylor was married in 1890 to Miss Mary E. Floyd.

FREDERICK L. KERNS, farmer residing near Okonoko, in Gore district, son of Frederick and Margaret Kerns; German and Welsh descent; born 1833; married, 1862, Mary E., daughter of Thomas and Catherine Hartley, of Maryland; children, Ellsworth, Margaret A., Eddie, Isaiah, J. F., Bachel C., Annie M., and Susan C.

F. A. KENNEY, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of Patrick and Mary J. Kenney, of Irish ancestry, was born 1869; married, 1892, to Eliza, daughter of William and Frances Sherwood.

JOHN KAYLOR, of Springfield, farmer, son of Nicholas and Rebecca Kaylor, of English ancestry, was born 1840; married, 1858, to S. Elizabeth, daughter of William aud Annie Day; children, Thomas W., Mary E., Edward, and Hattie.

J. L. KUYKENDALL, merchant of Springfield, son of James and Hannah Kuykendall, of German ancestry, was born in Maryland, 1849; married, 1887, to Ida R., daughter of Samuel and Susan McGlathery. Their child is Susan G. Kuykendall.

LEMUEL KERNS, of Springfield, mechanic, son of Amos and Sevilla Kerns, was born 1858; married, 1887, to Laura P., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Banister, of Massachusetts; children, Myrtle V., Dicker, Edith M., and Virgil E.

T. P. KEYS, son of J. W. and A. M. Keys, of German ancestry, was born at Keyser, June 18, 1874.

HENRY CLAY KUYKENDALL, a former resident of Hampshire, and at present vice-president of the Vicksburg Bank, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, was born near Ridgeville, in the present county of Mineral, in 1833; son of Nathaniel and Sally (née Abernathy) Kuykendall; ancestry, Scotch and Irish; married, 1868, to Letitia Kate, daughter of Alexander H. and Sarah C. Arthur, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; children, Sallie, born November 15, 1869, died July 16, 1870; and Carrie Belle.

ASHBY KAVE, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of Isaac and Eliza Kave, of Irish ancestry, was born at Luray, Virginia, 1868; married, 1889, to Ida L., daughter of William and Sarah Maphis; children, Ettie, Bertha V., Annie F., and Isaac G.

JOSEPH A. KELLEY, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of Larkin C. and Fannie Kelley, of Irish and German ancestry, was born 1843; married, 1867, to Mary M., daughter of Tobias and Maria Stickley, of Virginia; his daughter's name is Maria R.

WILLIAM KUYKENDALL, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of James and Hannah L. Kuykendall, of German ancestry, was born in Alleghany County, Maryland, 1852; married, 1878, to Hannah P., daughter of James and Maggie Sloan; children, James S., Michael B., Richard S., and William F.

J. I. KELLER, hotel keeper, resident of Romney, son of Thomas A. and Margaret A. Keller, of German and English ancestry, was born near Oakland, Maryland, 1852; married, 1888, to Louisa A., daughter of A. C. and Mary De Witt, of Maryland; children, Mary B. and Margaret I.

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