Looking from cemetery, down French Creek. Marples had a mill on this creek.
Photos by Gerald Bills & Marguerite Howard.
From St. Marys take State Route 2 south to County Route 16; left 4.0 miles to County Route 24; left 3.3 miles to County Route 20; left 0.5 mile to Calcutta; cemetery on hill above French Creek.
John H. Marple - 07/14/1837 - 04/07/1899 - PHOTO 1 - PHOTO 2
Thomas W. Marple - 1840 - 1910 - s/o Morgan H. Marple - PHOTO
Edith A. Marple - 1838 - 1913 - w/o Thomas
Elizabeth Marple - 1792 - 02/25/1873 - 80y 10m 23d - PHOTO
Morgan H. Marple* - ____ - 07/18/1880 - 85y 10m 24d - War of 1812 - PHOTO - PHOTO 2
[Fifer 4th Reg. VA Militia and Musician 5th Reg. VA Militia.]
William S.[Sherman] Marple - 08/25/1866 - 07/13/1943 - s/o Thomas & Edith Marple - h/o Della Logan
Nathan C. Dobbs - 2/24/1840 - 3/03/1927 Cos. I & C 6 Reg WV Cav. Civil War - brother of Edith Marple. - PHOTO
There is speculation that the mill wheel marks the grave of the wife of John H. Marple. - PHOTO
*According to the death register, Morgan Marple was the son of E. & M., who were probably Enoch Marple, Jr. and Mary Corson, married in Pennsylvania 8 Mar 1775. - He is mentioned in "How Our Little Family Grew" by Mary Margaret Warrell, although it is somewhat confusing: "Perry Marple mentioned in the Pleasant Hill Church, was probably Perry Buchanan Marple, son of MORGAN HARVEY MARPLE. Morgan had come to Marshall County about 1830 or 1840; he went to St. Marys and lived for a while near Cameron & Gleneaston; finally going to Oregon. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention of the state in 1852 & 1853. The last record of him is in Florence, Idaho in 1862. Four of his sons were ministers." - The biography of Thomas Marple gives Morgan's wife maiden name as Bohannon, which may be Buchanan. - It was Perry B. who was the delegate to the convention.