Descendants of Spencer Sharp

 

Submitted by George A. Sharp, III.

 

Spencer S. Sharp, b. Feb 13 1762 in Virginia (per 1850 census), d. Dec 29 1851 in Marietta, OH, buried see note in Waverly, WV. living with John and Nancy Marshall in 1850 Washington co, OH census rented land on Williams run in 1820 (deed copy in folder)

The children of Spencer and Nancy are:

Elizabeth Sharp, born January 23, 1794 in Fauquier County, VA

John Sharp, born September 3, 1795 in Fauquier County, VA

George Arnold Sharp, born November 3, 1797 in Fauquier County, VA

Charles Thomas Sharp, born September 30, 1799, in Fauquier County, VA

Martha Sharp, born March 6, 1802 in Fauquier County, VA

Mary Drusilla Sharp, born March 4, 1804 in Fauquier County, VA

Weedon Hoffman Sharp, born February 1, 1806, in Wood County, VA(WV)

Nancy Ann Sharp, born August 4, 1807 in Wood County, VA(WV)

Spencer S. Sharp, Jr., born October 23, 1809, in Wood County, VA(WV)

Minerva Sharp, born December 5, 1811, in Wood County, VA(WV)

William Sharp, born March 5, 1814, in Wood County, VA(WV)

Editor's Note 1: The notation "VA(WV)" is used to denote a place that was in Virginia at the time the event occurred but became part of West Virginia in 1863 when that state was formed.

Note 2: As is customary in genealogy, women's maiden names are used in all references to them regardless of marital status.

He married Ann Arnold, married Apr 9 1793 in Frederick co, VA, b. Sep 22 1772 in probably Virginia, d. Jun 8 1816 in Wood co, VA (WV), buried in Waverly, WV. Ann: Original marriage license is in the Frederick co. VA Court. (Clerk's office) (Surety, James Strother) The marriage return says they were married in Fauquier co. on April 15 1793 by John Monroe, a Baptist minister. A Richard Arnold came to Wood co in 1799 (Black, History)

On her marriage license she signed her name "Nancy Arnold". Her gravestone has "Ann" wife of Spencer.

Nancy was the common nickname for Ann in those days.

The request for a license to marry Spencer was obtained April 9, 1793 in Frederick county Virginia but the minister's return was recorded in Fauquier county saying the marriage took place on April 15, 1793. In those days a license obtained in one county was good in any other county in the state of Virginia. It was common for people to go to the geographically nearest (or easiest to get to) court house for a license even though they may actually live in another county. This is likely to be the case for Nancy and Spencer as there is no minister return for Frederick county. Another source believes that the license must be obtained in the county where the bride resides but may then be used in any county.

Another possibility is that there were two ceremonies, one for each family if one was in Frederick and the other in Fauquier. This was not uncommon in those days as marriages were one of the few times families and friends got together when it was not a work party.

We have no knowledge of why she died at age 42, but we do know she knew she was dying and asked John to look after the younger ones at least until William was 18. When she died, Elizabeth was 22 and married one year; John was 20; George was 18; Charles Thomas was 14; Margaret was 14; Mary was 12; Weedon was 10; Nancy was 9; Spencer Jr. was 7; Minerva was 5 and William was only two. It must have been a very difficult time for the family.

I. Elizabeth Sharp, b. Jan 22 1794 in Fauquier co, VA, d. Aug 7 1852 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN. She married Newman West, married Feb 19 1815 in Wood co, VA (WV) by Reece Woolf, b. Jan 19 1792 in near Chesapeake Bay, Fairfax co, VA, (son of William West, Sr and Susannah Reid) d. Apr 10 1866 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN.

A. Susannah "Susan" West, b. Jan 21 1816 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Oct 6 1852 in Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN. She married Hiram Allen Berkshire, married Apr 9 1849 in Carroll co, IN, b. Jun 19 1816 in Floyd co, IN, d. 1853 in Orange co, IN.

1. Sarah Berkshire, b. 1834.

B. Nancy Sarah West, b. Nov 1 1816 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Feb 1 1846 in Cass co, IN, buried in Keeps cem. Cass co, IN. D

Sarah is buried in an unmaintained cemetery sometimes called "Keeps Creek" and sometimes called "Porter-Justice" located near the intersection of County Road 650W and 400S near Clymers, Cass County, IN. The headstone reads "Sarah Wife of Felix McLaughlin Died Feb 1, 1846 Aged 29 years 3 months"

I speculate that perhaps Sarah died at the birth of her daughter, also named Sarah. In the 1850 Carroll co. census, Sarah McLaughlin, 3, granddaughter, was listed in the Newman West household. In the 1860 Cass co. census Sarah is 13 and in the Felix McLaughlin household. (Note by Donna Hickey Bartrand)

. She married Felix McLaughlin, married Feb 24 1838 in Carroll co, IN, b. Nov 24 1805 in County Fermanagh, Ireland, d. Dec 29 1885 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe co, IN, buried in Mt. Hope cem, Logansport, Cass co, IN. Felix: He owned a 40 acre tract of farm land in Carroll county, IN. The McLaughlin home was in Cass county, IN. According to his death certificate he died of Brights Disease and Old Age. The following is from the stone in S. Vincent's Section, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana.

"Felix McLaughlin, Born in County Fermanagh, Ireland in the year 1805. Died Dec 29, 1885. Nancy, Wife of F. McLaughlin, died Dec 29, 1879, aged 78 years" (On grave stone).

1. Maria Louisa McLaughlin, b. May 7 1840 in Cass co, IN, d. Jul 19 1920 in Indianapolis, Marion co, IN, buried in St Vincent cem, Logansport, IN. She married Charles A O'Reilly, married Nov 24 1864 in Cass co, IN, b. 1838 in Cass co, IN, (son of Charles William O'Reilly and Elizabeth Tully) d. in Chicago, IL, buried in Chicago, IL. Charles: or O'Riley or Riley. Went to Chicago from Logansport, IN around 1895. Took a job in a grain elevator. Apparently went without his family.

a. Mary Elizabeth Riley, b. Oct 5 1865 in Cass co, IN, d. in Chicago, IL. Mary Riley was a live in servant for the Salzburg family in Edgewater Beach, IL. They owned a rubber company. She married John J McQuade, married May 7 1882 in Cass co, IN.

b. Charles Francis Riley, b. May 7 1868 in Harrison twp, Cass co, IN, d. Jan 19 1930 in Indianapolis, Marion co, IN, buried in St Vincent cem, Logansport, Cass co, IN.

c. Sarah Ann Riley, b. Aug 5 1869 in Harrison twp, Cass co, IN, d. May 29 1935 in Lucerne, Cass co, IN, buried in Mt. Hope cem, Logansport, IN. She married James Hickey, married Jun 20 1892 in Cass co, IN, b. 1862, (son of John Hickey and Margaret McTaggart) d. 1946 in Harrison twp, Cass co, IN, buried in Mt Hope cem, Logansport, Cass co, IN.

d. John Felix Riley, b. Sep 21 1872 in Cass co, IN, d. Sep 2 1945 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Mt Cavalry cem, Logansport, Cass co, IN. Also spelled O'Reilly. He married Alice H Kinney, married Jun 30 1910 in Cass co, IN, b. Mar 24 1879, d. 1970.

e. William John Riley, b. Feb 15 1873 in Cass co, IN, d. Jul 16 1938 in Cass co, IN, buried in St Vincent cem, Logansport, Cass co, IN. Also spelled O'Reilly. He married Gertrude Ellen Quinn, married Jul 26 1911 in Cass co, IN, b. Nov 27 1884 in Indiana, d. Feb 6 1973 in Cincinnati, OH.

f. Ella Louise Riley, b. Mar 2 1875 in Harrison twp, Cass co, IN, d. in Sacramento, CA. Ella and her husband owned an orange grove near San Bernardino, CA in their younger years. Ella provided money for tuition for underprivileged boys to go to Boy's Town. She married (1) George Yonkers. She married (2) William H Hawkins, married Jan 21 1885 in Cass co, IN.

g. Margaret R Riley, b. Mar 22 1881 in Cass co, IN, d. Mar 1964 in California. No children. She married Cecil Fenton Catterlin, married May 19 1908 in Cass co, IN, b. Jan 20 1876 in Illinois.

2. George M McLaughlin, b. Dec 25 1841 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, d. Mar 12 1922 in Terre Haute, IN. Faught in Civil War Co K, 9th Ind. Vol. Inf. He married (1) Alice M Rea, married May 25 1874 in Cass co, IN, b. Feb 1854 in Rushville co, IN, (daughter of John Rea and Elizabeth _____) d. Sep 11 1881 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, buried in Clymers cem. He married (2) Martha Lula Walls, married Feb 5 1890 in Frankfort, IN, b. Nov 1857 in Indiana, d. Jan 2 1938 in Terre Haute, IN.

a. Maude McLaughlin, b. Feb 7 1875 in Cass co, IN, d. aft Apr 1915 in San Bernadino co, CA. 1900 census has her living with her father in Harrison twp, Urgo co, IN. She married Charles W Graber.

b. Harry R McLaughlin, b. Jul 12 1878 in Terre Haute, IN, d. Apr 4 1879 in Terre Haute, IN, buried in Clymers cem, Clinton twp, Cass co, IN.

c. George N McLaughlin, Jr, b. Feb 1 1880 in Terre Haute, IN, d. Oct 1 1881 in Terre Haute, IN.

3. William T McLaughlin, b. May 20 1843 in Clinton twp, Cass co, Indiana, d. May 10 1911 in Lucerne, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

4. John T McLaughlin, b. Aug 24 1844 in Cass co, IN, d. Apr 25 1909 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. Owned a farm near Clymers, IN. His sons farmed with him until 1909. Orville, Cloyd, Anna, Chloe and Geneva were single and moved to Logansport in 1910. They purchased the house at 1423 Broadway. He married Clementine Porter, married Jan 5 1875 in Cass co, IN, b. Nov 5 1847 in Cass co, IN, (daughter of Benjamin Porter and Clarissa Justice) d. May 14 1894 in Burrows, Carroll co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. Clementine: My grandmother Clementine McLaughlin was one of eight children of Benjamin and Clarissa Justice Porter. Each sibling had eight children so Benjamin had 64 grandchildren. The Justices are lawyers, judges, and have been a state legislator. Jean Justice was a teacher in Logansport for 40 years. Porters had the drugstore on 4th and Market Streets. Ben Porter was my father's 1st cousin. Benjamin Porter came to Indiana from Kentucky in the early 1800s. (Note by John Robert McLaughlin).

a. Anna McLaughlin, b. Jul 6 1876 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, d. Jun 12 1960 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Keeps Creek cem, Clymers, Cass co, IN. Twin with Alice. Was housekeeper for siblings and surrogate grandmother to nieces. Never married.

b. Alice M Mclaughlin, b. Jul 6 1876 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, d. 1939 in Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. "Allie" McLaughlin was abandoned by her husband and left with an infant son. They lived with Clara and her husband and later at 1423 Broadway. She was an expert cook She died of a sudden infection. She married Omer F Myers, married Feb 5 1902 in Cass co, IN, b. 1876 in Indiana.

c. Clara McLaughlin, b. Nov 1878 in Cass co, IN, d. Nov 1964 in Logansport, Cass co, IN. She was a farm wife in the area of Washington Twp, Cass co, IN until Charles Herr died in 1934. Afterward she lived in Logansport. She married Charles Amos Herr, married Sep 28 1899 in Cass co, IN, b. Feb 1875 in Indiana, (son of Amos Herr and Martha Tinkle) d. Nov 21 1934 in Cass co, IN.

d. Washington McLaughlin, b. Mar 12 1879 in Cass co, IN, d. Mar 9 1903 in Cass co, IN, buried in Keeps Creek, Cass co, IN. He was a farmer with his father and was briefly in the Spanish-American War. He died of pneumonia while in the navy. Never married.

e. Cloyd McLaughlin, b. Dec 6 1880 in Cass co, IN, d. Jul 23 1952 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Keeps Creek cem, Clymers, Cass co, IN. Twin with Chloe He was a city fireman in Logansport for 25 years, at the 6th St. and 18th St Stations. Retired in 1945. Never married.

f. Chloe McLaughlin, b. Dec 6 1880 in Cass co, IN, d. Oct 24 1966 in Cass co, IN, buried in Keeps Creek cem, Clymers, Cass co, IN. Twin with Cloyd. Was a RN for 55 years, graduating from nursing school in Crawfordsville in 1901. She worked with a doctor in Delphi making house calls in a horse and buggy and did private duty nursing in Logansport at both hospitals. Traveled the Caribbean and US. Never married.

g. Orville Robert McLaughlin, b. May 17 1883 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, d. Aug 19 1974 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. "Bob" McLaughlin farmed until 1910. Worked for railroads in Logansport until 1922 when workers lost a strike. Later was a foundry worker in Logansport until 1950 and then worked for Logansport City Parks Dept as a supervisor at Spencer and Riverside Parks for 15 years. He married Hulda M Sitz, married Apr 30 1925 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, b. Oct 17 1889 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, (daughter of Julius Sitz and Augusta Jope) d. Jul 11 1985 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. Hulda: She worked for Gossard Company (ladies under garment manufacturer) for 40 years as an expert seamstress. Her father was in the Franco-Prussian war in Bismarck's Army.

h. Dorothy Geneva McLaughlin, b. Dec 8 1889 in Cass co, IN, d. Jan 31 1968 in Joilet, IL. "Dot" was a milliner at Golden Rule store (former woman's clothing and cosmetic store in Logansport.) Started Clara Ann's Hat Shop on 4th St. in 1916 with Clara Snyder. Geneva lived in Florida and Illinois after marriage. She married Edward Vincent Whalen, married Jan 10 1922 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, b. Dec 28 1886 in Streator, LaSalle co, IL, (son of Patrick Whalen and Mary Prenderdast) d. Jan 31 1979 in Streator, LaSalle co, IL.

5. Sarah Ann McLaughlin, b. Jan 1846 in Indiana. Unmarried.

C. Charles Russell West, b. Mar 10 1819 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jan 12 1885 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN. He married Catherine Armitage Willison, married Apr 24 1842 in Carroll co, IN by John Ashfield, JP, b. Dec 25 1822 in Virginia, (daughter of James Willison and Catherine Fogelsong) d. Oct 5 1915 in Cass co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN.

1. John Willison West, b. Sep 2 1842 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Jul 23 1911 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. He married Pruella Moody, married Feb 8 1876 in Cass co, IN, b. Sep 14 1854 in Indiana, (daughter of Alex Moody and Marion Elizabeth Justice) d. Jan 9 1930 in Atlanta, GA, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

a. Charles Edward West, b. Jul 7 1878 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Sep 26 1939. He married Jennie Bullock.

b. Mary Elizabeth West, b. Nov 23 1882 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Apr 2 1950 in Palatka, Putnam co, FL, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. No children. She married Thomas Crawford Rea.

c. Marion Francis West, b. Sep 2 1885 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Jan 25 1965 in McGehee, Desha co, AK, buried in Roselawn cem, Little Rock, AR. He married Kate Maulding, married Sep 24 1912 in Arkansas, b. Mar 4 1887 in McGehee, Desha co, AK, (daughter of John Wesley Maulding and Hattie _____) d. Jan 25 1951.

d. Minerva Josephine West, b. Jul 23 1892 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Apr 9 1971 in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. (Note by John Robert McLaughlin) I knew Minerva West well. She was married and divorced, lived most of her life in Atlanta, GA. Was secretary to the director of southern headquarters of AFL-CIO. Retired to Logansport.

2. Rebecca Marier West, b. Dec 30 1843 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Mar 27 1930 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. She married Joseph Justice, married Jun 23 1861 in Carroll co, IN, b. Apr 8 1837 in Cass co, IN, (son of James M Justice and Melinda Porter) d. Apr 4 1872 in Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

a. Mary Stella Justice, b. Oct 13 1861 in Indiana, d. Aug 15 1862 in Indiana, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

b. Lewis Wallace Justice, b. Nov 27 1862 in Delphi, Carroll co, IN, d. Jul 24 1926 in Fallon, Churchill co, NV, buried in Fallon, Churchill co, NV.

(obit) Lewis W Justice Called By Death. For Many Years a Resident of Western

Nevada. Funeral Here. Lew W Justice, for many years a resident of this

section, passed away suddenly at Mrs. Moore's hospital last Saturday, July 24,

1926, following a brief illness. About a year ago he suffered a slight

stroke, from which he seemed to have recovered. During the harvest of the

first crop of alfalfa on his farm in the Fernley district while stacking he

was accidentally hit by the derrick fork and knocked off the stack. His

vision had been greatly impaired since the stroke a year ago and it is

believed he was unable to see the fork as it came toward him.

He was brought to the hospital in Fallon on Wednesday of last week and on

Saturday he suffered a stroke which brought the end. Lew W Justice was born

in Delphi, Indiana, November 27 1867. There he resided until young manhood

when he moved to Colorado. In 1905 he came to Nevada, locating at Rawhide in

the boom days. When that camp went down he came to Fallen and con____ed the

Grand Hotel for some time. About 12 years ago he moved to Fernley, taking up

land and developed a good farm. He was still engaged in this pursuit when

death came. He was married when a young man in Indiana and four children were

born to this union. His wife passed away in Colorado in 1910. He again married

in Minnemucca, Nev. in 1914, his second wife passing away in Fallon about six

years ago. Mr. Justice leaves to mourn the loss an aged mother, Mrs. Rebecca

Justice of Logansport, Ind., two brothers, Charles and Frank Justice and one

sister, Mrs. Grace Rice, all in Logansport; two sons, Schuyler Justice of Bend,

Ore., and Russell Justice in the US Navy, two daughters; Mrs. David Fosdick,

Fowler, Colo., and Mrs. O B Emerson of Hazen, Nev., besides a host of friends

wherever he had lived, for he lead an honorable, upright life and always won

the respect of those with whom he associated.

When a young man he joined Delphi Lodge No 80, K of P, Ind., and always

retained his membership in that lodge. His home lodge ordered flowers for the

funeral and sent $100 toward the funeral expense. The funeral was held in

Fallon Tuesday afternoon under the auspice of Alpine Lodge No 24, Knights of

Pythias, the service being held at the Methodist church. A most appropriate

address and eulogy was delivered by Judge Clark J Guild, a prominent member of

the Knights of Pythias in which he brought out a great many lessons to those

who attended, as well as in a fine way paying a high tribute to the departed

brother. The ritualistic lodge service was conducted by Obie Harrell, L T

Kendrick and Homer Bowers at the church as well as at the cemetery. Two solos

were rendered by Mrs. Mel Price at the church with Mrs. F E Nichols

accompanying. There were many beautiful floral tributes from lodges and r

friends and relatives, one special piece bearing the word "Father." There was

quite a large attendance, many friends being here from Fernley as well as old

friends from this locality. At the time of his death he had reached the age of

64 years, 7 months and 27 days. Lew Justice was a good man, and his upright

life is an incentive to others to strive to live ____to the Golden Rule. He

lived the noble principles of the order to which he belonged and was ever

found striving to keep its emblems unsullied before the world. He married (1) Florence Adaline Wilson, married Oct 5 1887 in Carroll co, IN, b. Feb 2 1864 in Carroll co, IN, d. Jan 18 1910 in Pueblo, CO, buried in Fowler cem, Fowler, CO. He married (2) Faith Gwendoline Abbott Murray, married Apr 24 1913 in Winnemucca, NV, b. 1879, d. 1919 in Nevada, buried in Nevada. Faith: no children.

c. Willis Franklin Justice, b. Aug 21 1864 in Cass co, IN, d. Nov 7 1950 in Manteno, Kankakee co, IL, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. He married (1) Clara E Linton, married Sep 2 1891 in Cass co, IN, b. Dec 23 1863, (daughter of William Martin and Martha _____) d. Feb 26 1894 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Woodville cem, Carroll co, IN. He married (2) Emily Jennie Martin, married Jun 5 1895 in Carroliton twp, Cass co, IN.

d. Charles R Justice, b. 1868 in Cass co, IN, d. 1948 in Carroll co, IN, buried in Masonic cem, Delphi, Carroll co, IN. He married Mary H Graham, married Oct 18 1892 in Carroll co, IN, b. 1870, d. 1928, buried in Masonic cem, Delphi, Carroll co, IN. Mary: No children.

e. Emma Grace Justice, b. Dec 29 1870 in Cass co, IN, d. May 9 1927 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN. She married John Calhoun Rice, married Dec 24 1890 in Cass co, IN, b. Dec 2 1867 in Cass co, IN, (son of Solomon Rice and Hannah Pitman) d. Dec 25 1948 in Clinton twp, Cass co, IN, buried in Clymers cem, Clinton twp, Cass co, IN.

3. Eliza Jane West, b. Oct 10 1846 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN. listed as Jane Cronk in 1895. She married William Henry B Cronk, married 1870, b. Aug 1840 in Indiana, (son of William Cronk and Rebecca A Berkshire) d. 1904.

a. George M Cronk, b. Apr 1871 in Carroll co, IN. He married Bertha Humerickhouse, married May 10 1899 in Carroll co, IN, b. Jul 1879 in Indiana.

b. Estella Marie Cronk, b. Oct 1880 in Carroll co, IN. She married (1) Guy Mellinger, married Jun 27 1898 in Carroll co, IN, b. in Indiana, (son of Adam Mellinger and Elizabeth Maxwell) buried in Camden cem, Jackson twp, Carroll co, IN. She married (2) Clarence Cree, married Aug 6 1902 in Carroll co, IN, b. Jan 15 1882 in Carroll co, IN, (son of John A Cree and Malinda J Wolf) d. Dec 22 1941 in Delphi, Carroll co, IN, buried in Camden cem, Jackson twp, Carroll co, IN.

c. William E Cronk, b. 1881 in Carroll co, IN, d. 1881 in Carroll co, IN, buried in Brown cem, Rock Creek twp, Carroll co,IN.

4. James Abner West, b. Apr 6 1849 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Aug 15 1870 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN.

5. Mary Isabel West, b. Apr 20 1852 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN. She married Henry S McFerren, married Apr 6 1886 in Carroll co, IN, b. May 6 1850. Henry: or McFerne.

6. William Franklin West, b. Sep 9 1855 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Dec 19 1933 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. He married Caroline Klepinger Barnsdale, married Mar 8 1892 in Cass co, IN, b. Nov 2 1860 in Cass co, IN, (daughter of James Barnsdale and Caroline Klepinger) d. Mar 4 1945 in Burrows, Carroll co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. Caroline: No children.

7. Charles Edward West, b. Nov 1 1856 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Aug 1 1860 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

8. Francis Marion West, b. Jan 16 1861 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Oct 25 1937 in Burrows, Carroll co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. He married Jennie M Lesh, married Oct 15 1889 in Cass co, IN, b. Nov 11 1861 in Carroll co, IN, (daughter of Baltzer Benjamin Lesh and Eliza Klepinger) d. Mar 31 1932 in Burrows, Carroll co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

a. Callie Marie West, b. Mar 31 1890 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Nov 18 1943 in Burrows, Carroll co, IN, buried in Mt St Vincent cem, Logansport, IN. She married Sylvester S Guckien, married Oct 15 1913 in Carroll co, IN, b. Dec 31 1887 in Washington twp, Carroll co, IN, (son of Michael Guckien and Margaret Hayes) d. Dec 24 1924 in Burrows, Carroll co, IN, buried in Mt St Vincent cem, Logansport, IN.

b. James Francis West, b. May 22 1893 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Oct 13 1929 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN. He married Helen Neff Crain, married Oct 17 1917 in Carroll co, IN, b. Feb 3 1896 in Carroll co, IN, (daughter of Walter Neff and Junetta Hardy) d. May 6 1974 in Kokomo, IN, buried in Justice cem, near Clymers, Cass co, IN.

D. William Spencer West, b. Dec 20 1820 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jul 6 1850 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN. Note middle name. His grandfather was a pioneer in Grant dist. VA (WV) with Spencer Sharp. He married Elizabeth Kuns, married Mar 4 1844 in Carroll co, IN by John Grantham, PJ, b. Jan 14 1824, d. Jan 15 1845 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Parks-Groninger cem, Rock Creek, IN. Elizabeth: No children.

E. Archibald Rich West, b. Jun 3 1822 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jan 5 1880 in Rockfield, Carroll co, IN, buried in IOOF cem, near Delphi, Carroll co, IN. He married Elizabeth Feathers, married Jan 5 1870 in Carroll co, IN, b. Jan 11 1827 in England, d. Mar 30 1872 in Carroll co, IN, buried in IOOF cem, near Delphi, Carroll co, IN.

1. Elizabeth Jean West, b. 1871 in Carroll co, IN.

2. Richard Sharp West, b. 1872 in Carroll co, IN.

F. John Wilson West, b. Mar 19 1824 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Dec 21 1901 in Downs, McLean co, IL, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL. He married Delilah Ann Cronk, married Jan 28 1847 in Carroll co, IN by Edward W Wright, b. Jan 27 1828 in Indiana, d. Feb 8 1907 in Springhill, Faulkner co, AK, buried in Springhill cem, Faulkner co, AK.

1. Julia Amanda West, b. Oct 24 1848 in Carroll co, IN, d. May 17 1911 in Illinois, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. She married Anson Wright Lawrence, married Oct 22 1872 in McLean co, IL, b. Jan 13 1849 in Ohio, d. May 13 1918 in McLean co, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL.

a. Ida May Lawrence, b. Feb 12 1874 in Illinois, d. Dec 3 1921 in Downs, McLean co, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. After Ida's death, children were raised by half-sister Iris Griffith. She married (1) N M Turner, married c 1890, d. before 1900. She married (2) Anderson Rhodes, b. in Indiana, d. in Indiana, buried in Indiana. Anderson: Moved back to Indiana after death of wife in 1921.

b. Annie Ella Lawrence, b. Jun 13 1876 in Illinois, d. Jun 29 1910 in Downs, McLean co, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. She married Otis Woosley, b. Dec 26 1872 in Kentucky, d. Oct 5 1941 in Downs, McLean co, IL.

c. Sarah Lawrence, b. May 17 1880, d. Oct 22 1918 in McLean co, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. She married Edward LeVeck, b. 1879 in Ohio.

2. Sarah Almira West, b. Jul 19 1850 in Delphi, Carroll co, IN, d. Sep 17 1900 in Illinois, buried in Evergreen cem, Bloomington, IL. She married John F Rhodes, married Oct 26 1869 in McLean co, IL, b. Oct 26 1841 in Illinois, d. May 2 1915 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Evergreen cem, Bloomington, IL.

a. Anna Belle Rhodes, b. Nov 7 1870 in Bloomington twp, McLean co, IL, d. Feb 4 1898, buried in Evergreen cem, Bloomington, IL. She married Charles E Hill, b. Feb 1874 in Illinois. Charles: His father was born in Maine, his mother in Pennsylvania. He married the sisters Anna and Louella Rhodes.

b. Laura Jane Rhodes, b. Nov 17 1876 in Bloomington twp, McLean co, IL, d. Jan 1 1973. She married Frederick W Dooley, married 1894 in Illinois, b. Sep 1867 in Illinois, d. Jan 18 1951 in Bloomington, IL.

c. Louella May Rhodes, b. Jul 8 1881, d. Feb 14 1942, buried in Evergreen cem, Bloomington, IL. She married Charles E Hill, b. Feb 1874 in Illinois. Charles: His father was born in Maine, his mother in Pennsylvania. He married the sisters Anna and Louella Rhodes.

3. Martha Ellen West, b. Dec 28 1851 in Carroll co, IN, d. Feb 10 1933, buried in Evergreen cem, Bloomington, IL. She married Henry Thomas Lucas, married Sep 7 1870 in McLean co, IL, b. Mar 11 1845 in Kentucky, d. Dec 18 1914, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL. Henry: Served in Co H, 39th Illinois Inf. Vol, Civil War.

a. Wilson Edmond Lucas, b. Dec 3 1872 in McLean co, IL, d. Feb 28 1942 in Camas, Clark co, WA. He married Frances Pearl LaMont, married Feb 14 1900 in LeRoy, McLean co, IL, b. Dec 1873 in Illinois, (daughter of Peter LaMont and Esther Atherton).

b. Olive Gertrude Lucas, b. Sep 30 1874 in McLean co, IL, d. Nov 3 1964 in LeRoy, McLean co, IL. She married William C Wilson, married 1902, b. 1874 in Illinois, (son of John B Wilson and Martha Price).

c. Emeline Florence Lucas, b. Mar 7 1878 in LeRoy, McLean co, IL, d. Feb 11 1944 in LeRoy, McLean co, IL. She married Minor James Rees, married 1899, b. Dec 27 1876, (son of George W Rees and Catherine A_____) d. Jun 4 1955, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL.

d. George Benton Lucas, b. Sep 13 1880 in McLean co, IL, d. Nov 6 1937 in Kansas.

e. Ira Frnaklin Lucas, b. Nov 10 1884 in McLean co, IL, d. Jun 11 1962 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL. He married Minnie May Killion, married Oct 22 1913 in Illinois, b. Nov 26 1891 in McLean co, IL, d. 1947, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL. Minnie: No children.

f. Chloa Eunice Lucas, b. Feb 27 1887 in LeRoy, McLean co, IL, d. Sep 6 1972 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL. She married Cassius A "Cash" English, married Jun 19 1907 in Bloomington, IL, b. Dec 4 1884 in Ellsworth, McLean co, IL, (son of Henry English and Eliza Jane Frankenberger) d. Mar 28 1970, buried in Oak Grove cem, Empire twp, McLean co, IL.

g. Zelda Evaline Lucas, b. Aug 30 1889 in LeRoy, McLean co, IL, d. Sep 1983 in Ellsworth, McLean co, IL.

4. Rebecca Maria West, b. Sep 13 1853 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, d. Feb 9 1929, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. She married Charles W Orendorff, married Oct 16 1881 in McLean co, IL, b. May 1845 in Illinois.

a. Lucinda Ann Orendorff, b. Dec 6 1882 in McLean co, IL, d. Apr 2 1933.

b. Margaret Belle Orendorff, b. Apr 5 1884 in McLean co, IL, d. Mar 1957.

c. George Elmer Orendorff, b. Nov 1887 in McLean co, IL.

5. Isaac Newman West, b. Apr 19 1855 in near Lockport, IN, d. Jun 15 1903 in Springfield, IL, buried in Oakridge cem, Springfield, IL. He married Emma Sarah Rhoades, married Aug 13 1893 in Bloomington, IL, b. Mar 20 1859 in Ohio, d. 1931 in Springfield, IL, buried in Oadridge cem, Springfield, IL.

a. Paul Alexander West, b. Jun 17 1884 in Bloomington, IL, d. Jan 15 1975 in Indianapolis, Marion co, IN, buried in Washington Park cem, Indianapolis, IN. He married Edna Day Schlick, married Oct 4 1905 in Springfield, IL, b. Dec 7 1883 in Waterloo, Dekalb co, IN, (daughter of Frank R Day and Milenna Johnston) d. Feb 28 1942 in Indianapolis, Marion co, IN, buried in Washington Park cem, Indianapolis, IN.

b. Agnes Estella West, b. Feb 15 1886 in Bloomington, IL, d. Sep 5 1970 in Detroit, MI, buried in Forest Lawn cem, Detroit, MI. She married William E Day, b. 1882 in Illinois, d. Jul 25 1944. William: His father was born in England, his mother in Kentucky.

c. Edith Pearl West, b. Mar 4 1888 in McLean co, IL. She married William Smith.

d. Amelia Ora West, b. Jan 2 1890 in Illinois, d. Aug 3 1964 in Springfield, IL. No children.

e. Anthony Winfield West, b. Oct 13 1891 in Illinois, d. Jan 15 1909 in Springfield, IL, buried in Springfield, IL. Drowned in the Sangamon River, Springfield, IL.

f. Russell Wilson West, b. Aug 9 1893 in Ft Worth, TX, d. Jun 19 1911. Died in an accident.

g. Benjamin Franklin West, b. Apr 24 1896 in Ft Worth, TX, d. Dec 8 1958 in Michigan. He married Ida.

6. Louisa J West, b. Dec 30 1856 in Carroll co, IN, d. Oct 12 1857 in Carroll co, IN.

7. George Morrow West, b. Sep 9 1858 in Indiana, d. Jul 3 1893, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL.

8. Lucinda Virginia West, b. Feb 23 1861 in Delphi, Carroll co, IN, d. Aug 23 1930, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. She married Elmer Stewart Lipp, married Feb 4 1886 in McLean co, IL, b. 1864 in Ohio, (son of John F Lipp).

a. Eugene Ferdinand Lipp, b. Dec 1 1888 in Downs, McLean co, IL, d. Oct 28 1951 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. He married Eva Jane Bradshaw, married Aug 18 1915, b. Dec 8 1893 in Kentucky, (daughter of Seth Bradshaw and Pernie Brooks) d. Dec 3 1957 in McLean co, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. Eva: Both parents were from Kentucky.

b. Nora F Lipp, b. Dec 1 1888 in Downs, McLean co, IL, d. Jul 20 1889 in Downs, McLean co, IL, buried in Downs cem, Downs, McLean co, IL.

9. Emily Caroline West, b. Nov 19 1862 in Carroll co, IN, d. Oct 9 1880, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. Never married.

10. John Spencer West, b. Sep 27 1864 in Versailles, Tazewell co, IL, d. Sep 16 1954 in Rosenberg, Fort Bend co, TX, buried in Evergreen cem, Victoria, TX. He married Mary Alnora Sneary, married Feb 14 1892 in Hazelton, Barber co, KS, b. Oct 23 1868 in Vaughnsville, Putnam, co, OH, d. Jan 4 1934 in Pettus, Bee co, TX, buried in Evergreen cem, Victoria, TX.

a. Sarah May West, b. Jul 16 1894 in Hazelton, Barber co, KS, d. Aug 18 1895 in Kansas.

b. Mary Olive West, b. Aug 31 1896 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Dec 1986 in Uvalde, TX. She married Arthur Lee Wilson, married Sep 17 1917 in San Antonio, TX, b. Dec 19 1890 in San Antonio, TX, (son of William Lee Wilson and Mary Jane DeHart) d. Nov 1973 in Batesville, TX.

c. William Bruce West, b. Feb 9 1898 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Mar 23 1958 in Refugio, Refugio co, TX, buried in Lockhart City cem, Lockhart, TX. He married Vera Beatrice Stroud, married Mar 7 1923 in Lockhart, TX, b. Dec 30 1896 in Texas, d. Feb 25 1984 in Uvalde, TX, buried in Lockhart City cem, Lockhart, TX.

d. Ethel Catherine West, b. Jun 27 1900 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Jun 4 1994 in San Antonio, TX, buried in Rose Lawn Mem. cem, San Antonio, TX. She married Sterling Henry Wood, married Oct 19 1918 in Leming, Atascosa co, TX, b. Nov 27 1900 in Ovala, Taylor co, TX, (son of William Bolin Wood and Julia Emily McBee) d. Jan 18 1975 in San Antonio, TX.

e. George Martin West, b. Feb 22 1902 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Sep 10 1908 in Jet, Alfalfa co, OK. Died after drinking lye.

f. John Samuel West, b. Aug 3 1903 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Oct 1985 in Lockhart, Caldwell co, TX, buried in Beeville Mem Park cem, Beeville, TX. He married Alberta Selena Hutcheson, married Dec 11 1932 in Lockhart, TX, b. Feb 3 1914 in Lockhart, TX, (daughter of Eldridge Tillman Hutcheson and Mollie Francis Hoke) d. Aug 29 1982 in Victoria, TX, buried in Beeville Mem Park cem, Beeville, TX.

g. Ella Frances West, b. Dec 16 1904 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Dec 1980 in Pleasanton, TX. Ella died two weeks after her bother Frank was killed in an auto accident Dec 10, 1980. She married Tom Davis.

h. Elmer Douglas West, b. Dec 20 1906 in Jet, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, (OK), d. Jan 1981 in Shreveport, LA, buried in Pleasanton, TX. He married Catherine Poole, b. Sep 24 1917, (daughter of "Hap" Poole and Ms. Alsup) d. May 20 1983 in Rodessa parish, LA.

i. Elsie Elizabeth West, b. Jun 29 1908 in Jet, Alfalfa co, OK, d. Jan 26 1977 in Richmond, TX, buried in Greenlawn cem, Rosenberg, TX. She married John Lewis Brock, married c 1935, b. Jul 8 1908, d. Feb 15 1972 in Richmond, TX, buried in Greenlawn cem, Rosenberg, TX.

j. Frank Lee West, b. Feb 6 1911 in Victoria, TX, d. Dec 10 1980 in Pettus, Bee co, TX. Served in Army Air Corps WW II. Killed in automobile accident. He married Irene Jane Dyer, married Jun 14 1935 in Beeville, TX, b. Feb 10 1913 in Oak Flat, Van Buren co, AR, (daughter of John Wilson Dyer and Effie Alice McDonald). Irene: Sister of Ora Pearl Dyer. No children.

k. Fred Leroy West, b. Jan 10 1913 in Victoria, TX, d. Jan 12 1913 in Victoria, TX, buried in Evergreen cem, Victoria, TX.

l. Charles McClellan West, b. Jan 18 1914 in Victoria, TX. He married Ora Pearl Dyer, married Oct 22 1932 in Victoria, TX, b. Mar 8 1907 in Logan co, AR, (daughter of John Wilson Dyer and Effie Alice McDonald) d. May 1990 in Pettus co, TX.

m. Lenwood Spencer West, b. Mar 10 1916 in Victoria, TX, d. Mar 10 1916 in Victoria, TX, buried in Evergreen cem, Victoria, TX.

11. Charles Martin West, b. Sep 4 1866 in Downs, McLean co, IL, d. Nov 30 1944, buried in Memorial Park cem, Victoria, TX. He married Cinderella Ann Louthan, married May 10 1891 in Hazelton, Barber co, KS, b. Dec 27 1862 in Ottawa, Putnam co, OH, (daughter of John Frank Louthan and Mary Staples Sneary) d. May 27 1946 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memorial Park cem, Victoria, TX.

a. Leah Alnora West, b. Aug 15 1887 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Mar 29 1976 in Hobbs, Lea co, NM, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. She married Jesse Ferguson, married Jul 13 1917, b. Oct 27 1895 in Victoria, TX, d. Aug 23 1971 in Abilene, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX.

b. Grover Napoleon West, b. Feb 12 1892 in Hazelton, Barber co, KS, d. May 20 1978 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. He married Millie Ann Leonard, married Aug 17 1913, b. Jan 21 1895 in Caldwell, Sumner co, KS, (daughter of Eli Elias Leonard and Dora Bell Posey) d. Nov 26 1979 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. Millie: No children. Also married Grover's brother, John S West.

c. Mary D'lilah West, b. May 20 1893 in Hazelton, Barber co, KS, d. Mar 29 1983 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Parkhill cem, Bloomington, IL. She married Charles Edward Henderson, married Sep 19 1910 in Bowling Green, Pike co, MO, b. Nov 28 1883 in Milton, Pike co, IL, (son of William Henderson and Amanda Springer) d. Oct 23 1976 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Parkhill cem, Bloomington, IL.

d. Bessie Eliza West, b. May 25 1895 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Nov 7 1972 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. No children. She married Leroy Bartlett, married Oct 19 1966 in Victoria, TX, d. c 1980, buried in Lockhart, Caldwell co, TX.

e. Blanche Elizabeth West, b. Feb 15 1899 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Nov 26 1987 in Port Authur, TX. She married Robert Edward Lee, married Mar 16 1924 in Richmond, TX, b. Aug 17 1901 in Henry, Vermilion parish, LA, d. Jun 1986 in Port Arthur, TX, buried in Port Arthur, TX.

f. John Stephenson West, b. May 10 1900 in Erwin, Wood co, Indian Territory, d. Dec 8 1987 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. He married (1) Esther Julia Rosenquest, married Apr 20 1927 in Victoria, TX, b. Jul 29 1901 in Victoria, TX, (daughter of Arthur Rosenquest and Mathilda Josephine Johnson) d. Jan 27 1978 in Houston, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. He married (2) Millie Ann Leonard, b. Jan 21 1895 in Caldwell, Sumner co, KS, (daughter of Eli Elias Leonard and Dora Bell Posey) d. Nov 26 1979 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. Millie: No children. Also married Grover's brother, John S West.

g. Joy May West, b. Oct 25 1901 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Jan 2 1950 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. She married Edward Dickson Pittman, married Oct 13 1924 in Victoria co, TX, d. 1936 in Victoria co, TX, buried in Nursey cem, Nursey, Victoria co, TX.

h. Roy Edward West, b. Nov 11 1903 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, Indian Territory, d. Jan 22 1981 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. He married Very Mercy Reynolds Richardson, married Nov 11 1951 in Victoria, TX, b. Sep 25 1908, d. Jan 19 1981 in Victoria, TX, buried in Memory Gardens cem, Victoria, TX. Very: No children.

i. Mabel Lavina West, b. Jun 10 1908 in Cherokee, Alfalfa co, OK, d. May 6 1953, buried in Comal cem, New Braunfels, TX. She married Reginald Calhoun, married Mar 28 1933, b. Sep 5 1912, (son of Charles Clay Calhoun and Otillia A Kaderly).

12. Matilda Olive West, b. Mar 11 1868 in McLean co, IL, d. Aug 31 1955 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. She married Asa Miner Savidge, married 1896, b. Jun 8 1858 in Illinois, d. Oct 2 1955 in Bloomington, IL, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL. Asa: His father was born in Kentucky, his mother in Illinois.

a. Iva Fern Savidge, b. Nov 20 1898 in Illinois, d. Nov 20 1954, buried in Hopewell cem, Downs twp, McLean co, IL.

13. Effie Marine West, b. Mar 4 1872 in McLean co, IL, d. Nov 5 1945 in Hot Springs, AR, buried in Memorial Park cem, Hot Springs, AK.

G. Martha Ann West, b. Dec 19 1826 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Mar 15 1893 in Logansport, Cass co, IN. Still living at home in 1860 census.

Cases to Circuit Court 1st day of February 1895 to September 5, 1898

The following people were listed in the estate papers of Martha S West who

owned Lot 2 of the Rose Backus Addition in Altoner (now called Lucerne). She

never married and left no will. Notices were sent to some of them by way of

the sheriff in the County in which they were living.

1 brother,

1 sister,

deceased brother George West; widow Harriet West (Carroll co. IN); Otto West

(Carroll co.); Charles West (Carroll co.); Theodore West; Candace Grandstaff

(Carroll co.); Belle Gerrard (Carroll co.).

Deceased brother Charles West; widow Catherine West (Carroll co.); descendants

John West (Newton co. IN); William West (Carroll co.); Francis West (Carroll

co.); Rebecca Justice (Cass co. IN); James Cronk (Carroll co.) Mary McFerns

(Blackford co. IN).

Deceased sister Mary Mullendore; descendants Albert Mullendore; Josephus

Mullendore (Warren co. IN); Jacob Clarence Mullendore; Martha McCain; Jesse

Rausberger.

Deceased sister Sarah McLaughlin; descendants George McLaughlin (Vigo co. IN);

William McLaughlin (Cass co. IN); Sarah J McLaughlin (Cass co. IN); Maria Reilly

(Cass co. IN).

H. Jane Elizabeth West, b. Jan 12 1829 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. after 1900. 1900 census: Widow, moved L. Angeles, CA. She married Christian K Wood, married Apr 28 1849 in Carroll co, IN by J.P Hay, MGPC, b. Mar 1823 in Tennessee, d. before 1900.

1. Margaret E Wood, b. Apr 1850 in Carroll co, IN.

2. Clement Franklin Wood, b. Sep 8 1851 in La Mmoille, Bureau, IL.

3. Frances Marie Wood, b. 1854.

I. George Gale West, b. Nov 15 1830 in Tippecanoe co, IN, d. Dec 17 1882 in Madison twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. Family moved to Tippecanoe co, IN in the Spring of 1830 and then to Carroll co, IN in 1831. He married Harriet Elizabeth Hoover, married Feb 27 1853 in Carroll co, IN, b. Feb 1835 in Ohio, (daughter of Alexander Hoover and Eliza _____) d. Dec 13 1907 in Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

1. Laura West, b. 1853 in Indiana. Does not appear on the 1860 census.

2. Otto W West, b. 1855 in Carroll co, IN. He married Minerva Scott, b. 1855.

3. Charles Alexander West, b. Oct 3 1856 in Carroll co, IN, d. Mar 10 1942 in Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. He married Sarah Caroline Dill, married Jul 19 1877 in Carroll co, IN, b. Oct 26 1857 in Ohio, (daughter of William Dill and Elizabeth Smetzer) d. Sep 15 1939 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

a. Milo West, b. Apr 1880 in Lockport, Carroll co, IN.

b. Frederick West, b. Apr 1880 in Lockport, Carroll co, IN.

c. Gertrude West, b. Feb 8 1883 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

d. Charles O West, b. Dec 18 1884 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Aug 25 1914 in Lockport, Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

e. Jessie West, b. Feb 10 1886 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Mar 1978 in Brookston co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. She married Harry G Manis, married Oct 27 1904 in Carroll co, IN, b. Apr 1880 in Indiana, d. 1953, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. Harry: His father was from Tennessee, his mother, Bella Downs, from Illinois.

f. William West, b. Sep 17 1888 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Feb 1982 in South Bend, IN.

4. Mary West, b. 1859 in Carroll co, IN.

5. Caroline West, b. 1861 in Carroll co, IN. May have married Grandstaff.

6. Theodore H West, b. Nov 4 1862 in Carroll co, IN, d. Apr 17 1945 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. He married Caroline Bending, married Oct 12 1883 in Carroll co, IN, b. Mar 1862 in Indiana, d. in Canada, buried in Saskatchewan, Canada.

a. Grover G West, b. Jan 1885 in Newton co, IN, d. in Canada, buried in Canada. He married unknown.

b. Carl S West, b. Apr 1887 in Newton co, IN, d. 1972, buried in Brown cem, Rock Creek twp, Carroll co,IN. He married June B Been, b. Feb 25 1890 in Indiana, (daughter of Joseph Been and Alice Kennamon) d. May 1982 in Delphi, Carroll co, IN. June: No children.

7. Martha Belle West, b. Sep 6 1864 in Carroll co, IN, d. Oct 31 1944 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. She married Charles S Girard, married May 27 1888 in Carroll co, IN, b. Apr 4 1855 in Ohio, (son of John Girard and D Slani) d. Jun 15 1933 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

a. Clara W Girard, b. May 20 1890 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN, d. Jun 13 1982 in Tippecanoe co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. She married Horatio Nelson Guthrie, married Feb 12 1910 in Carroll co, IN, b. Jun 14 1887 in Indiana, (son of Alfred Guthrie and Louise F Miller). Horatio: He left Clara. Two children more than those listed.

b. Harriet Girard, b. Apr 1892 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

c. Blanche Girard, b. Aug 15 1895 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. She married Frank D Risser, married Jun 13 1916 in Carroll co, IN, b. Jul 25 1895 in Indiana.

d. John W Girard, b. Nov 1898 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

e. Anna Girard, b. Sep 2 1904 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN.

f. Paul Girard, b. May 25 1907 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, d. May 25 1907 in Rock Creek twp, Carroll co, IN, buried in Seceder cem, Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

J. Mary Jane Minerva West, b. Mar 30 1833 in Carroll co, IN, d. Jul 1870 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. Donna Bartrand has diffenent children here and the census' has diffenent children yet-and has him born in OH--could there be two Jacob Mullendores

Notes of Cass co Circuit Court, Feb l 1895, estate

papers of Martha A West show deceased sister Mary Mullendore; descendants

Albert Mullendore, Josephus Mullendore, Jacob Clarence Mullendore, Martha

McCain and Jessie Rausberger.

Note: Not sure if children are in correct family. Records are confusing. There is possibly another Jacob Mullindore. (George A Sharp, III, 3/03)

. She married Jacob Clarence Mullendore, married Jan 14 1851 in Carroll co, IN, b. 1828 in Warren co, OH, (son of John Mullendore and Mary Heldebrant) d. Oct 29 1904 in Carroll co, IN, buried in Mullendore cem, Rock Creek twp, IN.

1. C Elizabeth Mullendore, b. 1851 in Carroll co, IN.

2. Albert M Mullendore, b. 1853 in Carroll co, IN.

3. Joseph Mullendore, b. Mar 1856 in Carroll co, IN. He married Lucinda Bell, married May 24 1892 in Warren co, IN, b. Sep 1863 in Indiana. Lucinda: Father from Ohio, mother from Indiana.

a. Clarence Mullendore, b. May 1895 in Indiana.

4. Martha Jane Mullendore, b. Feb 20 1858 in Carroll co, IN, d. Dec 28 1945 in Flora, Carroll co, IN, buried in Maple Lawn cem, Flora, Carroll co, IN. She married Edward Kitzmiller, b. 1853 in Indiana, d. Aug 18 1917 in Flora, Carroll co, IN, buried in Maple Lawn cem, Flora, Carroll co, IN. Edward: Parents were from Maryland.

a. Hannah E Kitzmiller, b. Mar 23 1888 in Carroll co, IN, d. Dec 23 1888 in Carroll co, IN.

5. George Mullendore, b. Apr 3 1860 in Carroll co, IN, d. Aug 15 1932 in Deer Creek twp, Cass co, IN, buried in IOOF cem, Rockfield, Carroll co, IN.

6. Jacob Mullendore, b. 1862 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN. He married Susan S Shaffer, married Mar 2 1886 in Carroll co, IN, b. Sep 1864 in Ohio, d. Sep 12 1932 in Detroit, MI, buried in IOOF cem, Rockfield, Carroll co, IN.

a. Riley Mullendore, b. Jul 5 1886 in Carroll co, IN, d. Nov 14 1936 in Memphis, TN, buried in IOOF cem, Rockfield, Carroll co, IN.

b. Ferris Mullendore, b. May 4 1888 in Carroll co, IN, d. Feb 24 1938 in Chicago, IL, buried in IOOF cem, Rockfield, Carroll co, IN. He married Florence Randall, b. Sep 8 1896 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, (daughter of William Randall and Belle Koon) d. Jul 10 1934 in Logansport, Cass co, IN, buried in IOOF cem, Rockfield, Carroll co, IN.

c. Zeldra Gertrude Mullendore, b. Aug 28 1898 in Delphi, Carroll co, IN. She married Ray Tousley, married Sep 25 1916 in Cass co, IN, b. Jun 29 1892 in Royal Center, Cass co, IN, (son of Vincent Tousley and Rachel Harvey).

7. Mary Candas Mullendore, b. 1868 in Adams twp, Carroll co, IN.

II. John Sharp, b. Sep 3 1795 in Fauquier co, VA, d. Jan 15 1886 in Wood co, WV, buried grave photo in Corbett cem (may only be marker).

"Mr. Sharp held the office of Major in the State militia during the 1861 war. He was in the war of 1812, under Colonel Boothe." (Histories of Wood and Pleasants county, Hardesty & Co Pub, 1882, Personal History Department of Wood County, Pg. 6.)

"Very little is know about these units. They were usually assigned to guard railroads and town, scout for the regulars, or chase the Confederate partisans who were constantly attacking the Northern counties in small bands. Much acrimony and internecine warfare resulted from the bitter confrontation between locals supporting one side or another. Many civilians were arrested by both sides under questionable authority. Those who served in the Militia (Home Guard) units were not entitled to Federal Pension, nor were they awarded the West Virginia Civil War medals. However, many were killed, wounded and prisoners of war." (West Virginia State Archives)

Mr. John Sharp, residing a short distance above Williamstown, died recently from the effects of a fall from an apple tree. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their numerous friends in this community. (St. Marys Oracle, Nov 13, 1885) (Note: he was 90 years old when he fell out of the tree.)

Bethel Presbyterian Church - Organized before 1845. Located at the mouth of Bull Creek. Some early members were Ingraham, Burke, Reed, Perkins, Sharp, Corbett, Ralston, Hunter and Pollack. He married Zidana Bertha Prince, married Apr 29 1830 in Wood co, VA (WV) by Reece Woolf, b. Nov 25 1810 in Wood co, VA (WV), (daughter of Hubbard Prince and Marguerita "Betsy" Legg) d. Mar 18 1876 in Wood co, WV, buried photo in Corbett cem, Waverly, WV (abandoned). Zidana: "Settled in Wood county in 1806." (Hardesty).

A. James Prince Sharp, b. Jul 23 1831 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Oct 20 1919 in Wood co, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV.

James Prince Sharp: J. P. Sharp, a substantial farmer of

Wood county, was born there July 23, 1831. His parents were

John and Zidana B (Prince) Sharp. The father was born in

Fauquier county, VA, September 3, 1805, and came with his

parents to Wood county in 1806. Our subjects father was a

soldier in the war of 1812, and was a major in the West

Virginia militia a number of years. Most of his life was

devoted to farming, stock-raising and fruit-growing. His

marriage took place in Wood county, April 29, 1830 to Miss

Zidana B, daughter of Hubbard and Marquerita (Legg) Prince.

She was born in Wood county November 25, 1810, and died

March 18, 1876. He departed this life January 13, 1886.

His parents were Spencer S and Ann (Arnold) Sharp. Spencer

Sharp was born February 13, 1762 and was a soldier in the

war of the Revolution, being at the surrender of Cornwallis

(see Spencer Sharp note). He was one of the pioneers of

Wood county, having settled there in 1806. The parents of

our subject reared the following named children: J. P.,

Martha E., John T., Margaret A., Jane M., Mary E., William

E., and Alice B. December 18, 1867, our subject was married

to Miss Hannah McKinney, who was born in Ritchie county, WV,

March 28, 1832, and died October 24, 1882. The following

children were the result of their marriage: John W.,

(deceased) Mary D., (deceased) and James B., (deceased.

They adopted a boy who was named Leonidas H., and was born

May 18, 1872. Our subject was married the second time to

Miss Mary J. Meatherell, daughter of Abraham and Susanna (Grossing)

Meatherell. She was a native of Devonshire, England, where

she was born January 7, 1853. Both of her parents died in

England. The second marriage of our subject resulted in the

birth of a child, Virginia Pearl, born August 10, 1888. Our

subject has always lived in Wood county excepting five years

spent in California.1 He was elected in 1880 on the

Democratic ticket as representative of the county in the

lower house of the state legislature. He served his term to

the entire satisfaction of his constituency. For twelve

years he occupied the responsible position of superintendent

of the county poor. Mr. Sharp's farm is located about

thirteen miles from the county seat, and there, in 1888, he

erected a handsome residence at the cost of about $3000. He

owns 175 acres of valuable land and several houses and lots

in Waverly. He is a staunch Democrat in politics, and cast

his first presidential vote for Franklin Pierce. He is a

member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a prominent

citizen and a useful man in all the walks of life. (History of the Upper Ohio Valley, pgs. 289-290. Pub 1891)

He was surveyor of roads for a number of years and school

commissioner from 1879 to 1881. He served in the Wood county Militia in the Civil War.

(headline) JAMES SHARP DECLINES

To be a Candidate for the House of Deligates. (September 4, 1894)

Editor Sentinel: - As my name has been frequently mentioned in your paper, as a probable candidate for the House of Delegates, I feel it my duty to inform my friends that I cannot consent to be a candidate for that or my other office, for many reasons. I have neither time nor money to spend in politics, and if elected would probably be a kicker. As I could not vote for either a millionaire or a political demigog (sic) for United States Senator. I am in favor of absolute free trade as soon as it is possible to attain it, without seriously affecting the business of the country or hampering the government. Believing as I do that we will never be a free and prosperous people until we have absolute free trade with all the world. I am in favor of free silver. Every thing free but whiskey and tobacco. I believe bonded ware houses for whiskey should be abolished and tax the capacity of every still that is run, and make the tax payable every month. I feel that it is the duty of every voter and tax payer to require a pledge from every candidate for a seat in either branch of our State Legislature, that they will use all their talent and influence to correct some of the wrongs we are suffering from here in our own State, in Wood and all other wealthy counties. The tax payers are annually robbed of thousands of dollars by our system of paying our county officers. Notably those of Sheriff and clerk of the County Court. Offices paying their holders as those offices do here in this county not only robs the tax payers but breeds political corruption. It is hard enough for us to pay necessary taxes without starving ourselves and families to make a few of our citizens rich. J.P. Sharp (Newspaper letter to Editor)

(headline) $30,000 the Price Paid for the Territory --

The First Well in the Field, on the Lease

One of the largest sales of oil producing territory that has taken place for several weeks was made Thursday at the Jackson Hotel in this city.

The Snyder Oil Co., one of of the first companies to get into the Waverly shallow field, sold their lease of 135 acres on the Edgar and James Sharp farms on which there are 13 producing wells with a daily output of 100 barrels to Dr. Waterhouse, of Fredonia, New York. The price paid was $30,000 and is considered a good one as the Snyder people have already cleared a fortune from the production. On the Edgar Sharp lease is located the first well that reached the sand in the Waverly field. The sail was made through M.S. Isherwood, of Marietta, the well known oil man. (Newspaper article Sept. 24, 1896) (Note: Edgar Sharp is William Edward Sharp)

(obit) Well Known Waverly Resident is Called. J. P.

Sharp, on of the oldest and best known residents of Waverly

died at his home at that place at 9:15 o'clock last night

according to word which reached this city. Mr. Sharp was

well known throughout the county and has a host of friends

in this city who will learn of his death with the greatest

regret. It is announced that funeral services will be held

on Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock from the home at

Waverly and bill be in charge of Rev. G. I. Wilson, pastor

of the First Presbyterian church in this city. Interment

will be made in Bethel cemetery near the home.

Adopted Leonidus H Sharp, b. 1877, who married Rosa T

Ferrell on May l, 1901

On the roster of the combined 113 and 10 Regiments, (Union) in Civil War.

An Ogdin was transporting some medicine made, II in Marietta to California and James P. went along for the adventure. They went down the Ohio and up the Missouri and then on mules. He brought home some gold nuggets from California. He also spent some time overseas. (Note by his son, James P. Sharp, II.)

. He married (1) Hannah M McKinney, married Dec 18 1867 in Wood co, WV by J.B. Reed, b. Mar 28 1832 in Ritchie co, VA (WV), (daughter of William McKinney, Jr and Mary A Wilson Miller) d. Oct 24 1882 in Bull Creek, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV. Hannah: (obit) Marietta Times, Oct 26 1882. Mrs. Hannah, wife of Hon. James P Sharp of

Bull Creek, WV died this forenoon after a lingering illness of cancer

of the liver. Mrs. Sharp was a sister of W. P. McKinney of this city (Marietta).

She was about 50 years old.

Note: Her three children died within days of each other of scarlet fever.

. He married (2) Mary J Meatherell, b. Jan 7 1853 in Devonshire, England, (daughter of Abraham Meatherell and Susanna Grossing) d. 1905, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV. Mary: What promised to be a day of good cheer and rejoicing was suddenly turned

into one of sorrow and sadness at the dedication of the new Bethel Presbyterian

Church near Ogdin, on Sunday, by the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. John

C. Sharp (this is clearly an error which the authors have checked with several sources;

she is Mrs. James Prince Sharp) at the morning services, whose death was

pronounced to be due to heart failure. The church was filled to its capacity

by the members and many friends, including many of the friends of the church

in former days, who had gathered there to attend the services of the day.

Many from this city were in attendance and it was in the nature of a home

coming for the latter. The opening services, it might be said, had just been

commenced. The organ had pealed forth the opening prelude, the call to

worship had been made, the doxology had been sung and the congregation was in

the midst of singing the opening hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name,"

when the sad incident occurred.

Mrs. Sharp had had an attack early in the morning, but had rallied from it

to such an extent that she insisted that she felt well enough to go to the

church. She had been looking forward to the dedicatory services with more

than ordinary interest and it would have been a great disappointment if she

had been compelled to forego attending them. Being a good singer she

naturally entered into the singing of the hymn mentioned above, and the second

verse was being sung when those who were sitting in the same pew noticed her

fall over, apparently in a faint.

Tender hands at once carried her from the church and it is supposed that she

had expired before they had taken her out in the open air, as an immediate

examination by two physicians who were present, revealed the fact that life

was extinct.

The peculiar feature in connection with the incident was that Mr. Sharp, who

was sitting a few pews in front of his wife, was not aware of what had taken

place until the sad message was carried back into the church to him that Mrs.

Sharp was dead.

He was naturally very much shocked and accompanied by friends, left the

church and arrangements were at once made for removing the remains of his wife

to the family home. While the arrangements were being made the congregation

in the church sang the familiar hymn, "Jesus Lover of My Soul."

The deceased, who was about fifty-five years old, is survived by her husband

and one daughter, fourteen years old. She was an earnest church worker and a

devout Christian and her demise makes a sad loss to that community. The

family was one of the most prominent in Grant district, and in upper section

of Wood county.

Mr. Sharp, the husband of the deceased, is one of the elders of the church,

in which the sad event happened, and was also a member of the building

committee that charge of the building of the new church which was dedicated.

The incident caused great excitement, several ladies of the congregation

fainting, and sobs arose from all sections of the edifice.

Mrs. Sharp was, before her marriage, Miss Mary Meatherell, of Wheeling, who

was born in Devonshire, England and her only child Miss Pearl Sharp, has been

attending school here, residing with Mrs. Jane McKinney, on Thirteenth street,

but she went home Saturday to accompany her parents to the dedication, and was

present when her mother expired.

The funeral services will be conducted at the family residence on Tuesday

afternoon by Rev. E.A. Brooks, pastor of the Bethel Presbyterian Church.

(From unidentified newspaper article)

There is a John Meathrell, b. Mar 7, 1841; d. Febe 2, 1913 and a Julia E Meathrell,b. May 28, 1831; d. Mar 19, 1895, born in Devonshire, England, buried in the Bethel Presbyterian cemetery.

. He married (3) Chella Ida Ogdin, married Dec 17 1906 in Wood co, WV, b. Oct 8 1867 in Waverly, WV, (daughter of Noah Ogdin Jr and Mary Elizabeth Pollock) d. Apr 26 1948 in Waverly, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV. Chella: A great-granddaughter of David Jamison, also shown as Ida Archella.

1. John William Sharp, b. Jun 29 1869 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. Jan 13 1877 in Wood co, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV. "John Willie" on grave marker.

2. Mary Dana Ellsworth Sharp, b. Oct 23 1871 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. Jan 4 1877 in Wood co, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV.

3. James Brada Sharp, b. Nov 23 1873 in Wood co, WV, d. Jan 14 1877, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV.

4. Leonidas H Sharp, b. May 18 1872.

5. Julia M Sharp, b. Apr 18 1886 in Parkersburg, WV, d. May 22 1887 in Waverly, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Churc, , Wood co, WV. Twin with a boy (un-named) who died at birth.

6. Virginia Pearl Sharp, b. Aug 10 1888 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. 1909, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co, WV. Died from the same heart defect that killed her mother. She married Bruce Bernard Swisher, married Feb 10 1909 in Wood co, WV, b. in Wirt co, WV.

7. James Prince Sharp II, b. Sep 19 1908 in Waverly, WV, d. Apr 19 1999 in Waverly, WV, buried in Willow Island, WV.

(Obit) James Sharp II, 90, of Waverly died April 19, 1999, at Washington Manor Care Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1908 in Waverly, a son of the late James Prince I and Chella Ogdin Sharp. He was retired from American Cyanamid after 65 years, was a member of IOOF Lodge 22 of St Marys, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union 30499 and Waverly Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Jefferson and her husband, Terry, of Midway, Mass; one son, James L. Sharp and his wife, Brenda, of Waverly, four granddaughters, Joanna Jefferson of Cincinnati, Sarah Jefferson of Midway, Mass. And Stacy and Jennifer Sharp of Waverly. He was preceded in death by his wife Eunice L. Kughn Sharp and his parents. Services will be held at 2pm Thursday at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ken Calebaugh officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery.

(GAS III note)

"James P" to his family. I interviewed him three times on trips to WV. He lived alone in the big house built in 1880 (his son and his wife lived next door and looked after him) and was always ready to tell tales, usually about how far various floods came up into the house. Many of the watermarks were still there. He was proud of being involved in some way with the early production of Astro Turf. Although he often wandered into stories I had difficulty following, he never hesitated to answer specific questions about his family and what he remembered of his father. I learned much about the family from him. He received much pleasure from his granddaughters who lived next door and the many cats that visited him daily. He married Eunice Louise Kughn, married Aug 31 1946 in Parkersburg, WV, b. Sep 14 1920 in Minot, ND, (daughter of Lee Kughn and Olive Ash) d. Apr 2 1980, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Eunice:

(As told to George A. Sharp, III by James Prince Sharp, II, 1998) Her parents were killed in some accident and thus all the children were orphaned at a young age. Her church arranged for their adoption by families in various locations throughout the country. She was raised nearby and that is how he met and married her even though she was born in North Dakota.

a. Bonnie Louise Sharp, b. Jul 13 1947 in Parkersburg, WV. She married Robert Terell Jefferson, married Jun 15 1969 in Waverly, WV, b. Sep 25 1947 in Wheeling, WV, (son of Robert Jefferson and Martha Acker).

b. James Leeroy Sharp, b. May 5 1949 in Marietta, OH. He married Brenda Gaye Goddard, married Nov 26 1976 in Waverly, WV, b. Aug 17 1950 in Marietta, OH, (daughter of Dayton Chamberlain Goddard, Jr and Martha Callie Poling).

B. Martha E. Sharp, b. Feb 27 1837 in Union dist, Wood co, VA (WV), d. 1921 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV. She married William McAtee Ingram, married Jan 1 1857 in Wood co, VA (WV) by John Moore, b. Jun 11 1833 in Union dist, Wood co, VA (WV), (son of Abraham Freel Ingram and Nancy Ann Alcinda McAtee) d. 1912 in Waverly, Wood co, WV. William: Owned 180 acres in Waverly in 1886. Also ran a saw mill on Carpenters run near the place where Carpenter was killed. He spent four years as surveyor or roads.

1. infant Ingram, b. 1857 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Sep 25 1857 in Wood co, VA (WV).

2. infant Ingram, b. 1858 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Aug 17 1858 in Wood co, VA (WV).

3. Arthur Boreman Ingram, b. May 4 1860 in Bull Creek, Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jun 17 1940. He married (1) Mary Alice Jones, married Sep 5 1888 in Wood co, WV, b. Oct 17 1865 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, (daughter of Henry Wilkinson Jones and Catherine Croco) d. 1890. He married (2) Emmeretta Henry, b. 1861, (daughter of Goin Henry and Elizabeth _____) d. 1922.

a. Beulah Folsom Ingraham, b. 1889. She married Admiral Porter Anderson, married 1912, b. 1883.

b. Edna B Ingraham.

c. Nellie H Ingraham.

4. Frank Prince Ingram, b. Mar 5 1862 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Sep 17 1932 in Boise, ID. He married Mary Elizabeth Ward, married 1902 in Idaho, b. 1875, d. 1930.

a. Frank Prince Ingraham, Jr, b. 1903, d. 1970. He married Ella Grace Fisher.

b. Nellie Ruth Ingraham.

c. Dorothy Lucille Ingraham, b. 1908. She married Milton John Brown.

d. Martha "Billie" Ingraham, b. 1910.

e. McAtee Sharp Ingraham, b. 1911, d. 1978. He married Ruby Smith, married 1956.

f. Mable Ruth Ingraham, b. 1913, d. 1972. She married James Wesley Stanton, married 1932, b. 1899.

g. William Ingraham. Adopted.

5. John Freel Ingraham, b. Mar 3 1864 in Wood co, WV, d. Dec 16 1940 in Wood co, WV. He married Elnora F Whitney, b. 1864 in Illinois, d. 1940.

a. Lola Behtel Ingraham, b. 1891 in Nebraska.

b. William Whitney Ingraham, b. 1904, d. May 3 1996 in Williamstown, WV. They must have changed the spelling of their name.

(Obit) William Whitney Ingraham, 92, of Williamstown, died May 3, 1996 at his residence. He was born in Williamstown a son of the late John Freel and Elnora Whitney Ingraham. He was a graduate of Williamstown High School and Marietta College where he received his bachelor's degree in chemistry. He received his master's degree in physics at West Virginia University and was a retired school teacher, having taught more than 40 years in Williamstown schools. He was known for his carpentry skills and built several homes in the area. He was a member and past master of Williamstown Lodge 129 AF&M, and a member of the West Virginia Education Association and First Presbyterian Church, Williamstown. Surviving are one daughter, Willia Bethe Favreau of McConnelsville; one son, John Ingraham of Fort Payne, AL; two grandsons, Christopher John Ingraham of Fort Payne, AL and Ryan Daniel Favreau of McConnelsville; and three granddaughters, Lisa Gale Ingraham and Heather Elise Ingraham, both of Fort Payne, All, and Megan Favreau of Winston Salem, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Queen Ingraham; one sister, Bethel Drain. Private services were held Tuesday at Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, the Rev. Tom Neff officiated. He married Mariam Queen.

6. Gertrude Alexandria Ingram, b. May 25 1866 in Bull Creek, Wood co, WV, d. May 10 1948 in Ogden, Wood co, WV, buried in IOOF cem Parkersburg, WV. Gertrude was known as "Gertie." A small controversy arose as to Gertrude's maiden name. Gertrude's grandchildren remember her maiden name as Ingram, but in an autograph book belonging to her cousin Granville "Gran" Ingraham, Gertrude signs the book on April 2nd , 1886, as "Your Cousin Gertie Ingraham" giving her address as Bull Creek, Wood co, WV.

. She married John William Rolston, married Oct 8 1891 in Ogden, Wood co, WV, b. Sep 7 1862 in Williamstown, Wood co, VA (WV), (son of Granville Harness Rolston and Mary Adaline Sarber) d. Feb 8 1948 in Ogden, Wood co, WV, buried in IOOF cem. Parkersburg, WV. John: Died while milking a cow. Superentendant, Mountain State Gas Co. to 1907. Then farming and fruit growing.

In the 1880's, along with quite a number of cousins and other contemporaries, John fell in with the wave of western homesteaders then attempting to populate western Kansas and Nebraska. Many of these homesteaders remained, but probably many, as did John, returned. Sod houses, buffalo chips for firewood, and sand-swept plains were in no way comparable to good oak and poplar planking, pine-knot and hickory firewood, and the forested hills and well watered bottom land to which they were accustomed. Ironically, the claims they left "unproven", to be taken up by others less pessimistic, now are a significant part of the nation's granary." (These comments were given by his son Julius Kenneth Rolston.)

John was a thin, dark complexioned man with dark eyes and in later years an imposing white mustache. He was soft spoken and chuckled pleasantly when amused. He and his wife Gertie lived in a small frame house on Rolston Hill. In their declining years John and Gertie lived with his brothers Granville Arthur and William Garland Rolston. Died while milking a cow. (Note by Lawrence H. Rolston.)

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a. William Garland Rolston, b. Oct 13 1892 in Ogden, Wood co, WV, d. Mar 28 1963 in RFD Parkersburg, WV, buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Wood co WV.

At the age of only 16, William taught school at Tally Ho, WV. One of his students, Ethel Richardson would later become his wife. Teaching was William's winter job. In the summer months he worked construction. (Note by his son, Richard G. Rolston). He married Ethel Alvira Richardson, married Oct 21 1914 in RFD Parkersburg, WV, b. Jul 30 1895, (daughter of John Richardson and Addie McPherson) buried in Shiloh cem.

b. Elizabeth Rolston, b. c1895. Died as an infant.

c. Granville Arthur Rolston, b. Mar 8 1897 in Ogden, Wood co, WV, d. Mar 1985 in Williamstown, WV, buried in Riverview cem, Wood co, WV. Granville Arthur was a very quiet man. This seemed to be a family trait among the Rolston family as would later be described by Daughter-in-law Hazel, wife of Granville Earl Rolston. He married Letha Malinda Earl, married 1922, b. 1903, d. 1972.

d. Julian Kenneth Rolston, b. Jul 14 1899 in Ogden, WV, d. May 29 1987 in Marietta, OH, buried in Riverview cem, Williamstown, WV. US Army WW II

Julian was known as "Jake" by his friends and family. Jake was married twice; the order of first and second wife has not been established. Jake and Jane Henderson had one child, a son named Michael who later would inherit Henderson Hall from his mother. There were no children from the union of Jake and Alice. (Note by Gordon R. Rolston)

At the time of his death Jake was living alone in a small house he had built many years ago out in Waverly. It is part of the old homestead where Grandad (Forest) Rolston had a farm and Dad (Lawrence) built the house back up on a hill behind Grandad. It is where we were living when you (Gordon) were born. Jake went to Marietta College and got a master's degree in petroleum management. I used to go out to visit Jake every time I was in the area. That used to bug Grandma (Edna) Rolston because she didn't like Jake. A mutual feeling. She didn't like the fact that he drank whenever he felt like it and rarely bothered to cut his hair. Grandma was sure I was going to catch some horrible disease out there. Jake lived on the last of the original Rolston land. He gave me the old family musket before he died. (Note by David A Rolston)

The musket has been handed down through male members of the family for generations. Jake and Forrest both remembered it being used to kill hogs on the farm. The musket was examined by a dealer in black powdered weapons and said that the musket appeared to have been assembled from common parts from various manufacturers of the 1830's. The barrel of the musket had been shortened a foot some time during it's history. Jake told David that some one accidentally double charged it and it blew up at the breach. When David and his Uncle Ralph broke down the musket for cleaning, it was obvious that the barrel has been cut and rethreaded some time in the past. The musket was accompanied by a homemade powder horn and measuring cup; neither was marked with any identification. He married (1) Jean Byer Henderson, married Nov 1927, b. c 1907, (daughter of George Henderson). He married (2) Alice Buelah Parker, married aft 1937, b. 1910, d. Apr 27 1980.

7. Zidana M Ingram, b. Jul 3 1868 in Wood co, WV, d. 1949. She married Lodowick M Lyons, married Dec 3 1890 in Wood co, WV, b. 1865, (son of William Lyons and Ellen) d. 1936.

8. Anna Maria Ingraham, b. Jul 29 1870 in Wood co, WV, d. 1957 in Riverview cem, Wood co, WV. She married Harry Kemp Kifer, married Sep 16 1902 in Wood co, WV, b. 1872, d. 1949, buried in Riverview cem, Wood co, WV.

a. Arthur Kiefer.

b. John R Kiefer, b. 1908, d. 1934, buried in Riverview cem, Wood co, WV.

C. John T. Sharp, b. Aug 18 1839 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Nov 10 1842 in Wood co, VA (WV), buried in Corbett cem, Waverly, WV.

D. Margaret A "Maggie" Sharp, b. Feb 23 1842 in Bull Creek, Wood co, VA (WV), d. Dec 25 1921 in Courtland, Republic co, KS, buried in Courtland, Republic co, KS. She married John Studley Jr., married Sep 25 1866 in Wood co, WV, b. May 8 1843 in Bristol, RI, (son of John Studley, Sr. and Adeline Gray) d. Oct 19 1928 in Courtland, KS, buried in Courtland, KS.

1. Addie Studley, b. Mar 1 1869 in Otol co, NB, d. Jan 30 1925 in Courtland, KS, buried in Courtland cem, Courtland, KS. She married George H Blackburn, married Dec 24 1890 in Randall, KS, b. Sep 4 1865 in LaSalle co, IL, d. Nov 11 1933 in Courtland, KS, buried in Courtland cem, Courtland, KS.

a. Ruth Anne Blackburn. She married Oscar Libhart.

b. Esther May Blackburn. She married George Johnson.

c. Edith Minnie Blackburn.

d. Edgar George Blackburn, b. Jan 20 1901 in Randall, KS, d. Jul 28 1959. He died of a heart attack after returning from work. He married Amona Shaw.

2. Otis Studley.

3. May Studley.

4. John Studley III.

E. Jane Minerva Sharp, b. Feb 6 1844 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jul 5 1925 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Riverview cem, Williamstown, WV.

(obit) Mrs. Jane McKinney is Called to Death. The death of Mrs. Jane M. McKinney, a

prominent Parkersburg woman, which occurred Sunday afternoon at 3:15 at her

home, 1603 Avery street will bring sorrow to many friends and will be learned

of with general regret as she was highly respected and had lived here for over

40 years. Mrs. McKinney had been ill for the past ten days, stricken first

with acute indigestion but had apparently recovered to a great extent although

still under the care of a physician. She suffered another attack Sunday which

owing to her advanced age proved fatal. She was born near Waverly in Union

district this county February 6th 1844 and was a daughter of John and Zidana

Sharp who were pioneer settlers in that section. As a young woman she married

Festus H. McKinney whose death occurred here in 1889 and she is survived by the

following children: Miss India H. McKinney and J. P. McKinney who reside with

her on Avery street. Will A. McKinney of Junction City, Kansas. She is also

survived by four granddaughters and one great grandson, Barron Hall, Jr., by a

brother, W. E. Sharp of Waverly and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Crouse of Williamstown.

Mrs. McKinney celebrated her 81st birthday last February and her family and

many friends extended joyous felicitations at that time and to all of these

her death will bring deep sorrow. A woman of beautiful characteristics she

found her chief happiness in her home life and in her religious duties being a

life long member of the Presbyterian church. She was affiliated with the

First Presbyterian church of this city. Funeral services will be conducted at

her late residence 1603 Avery street on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 by Rev.

Gill I. Wilson, D.D. of the First Presbyterian church and burial will be made in

the family plot in the Riverview cemetery

. She married Festus Hanks McKinney, married Dec 11 1872 in Wood co, WV by S. Forbs, b. May 26 1834 in Harrisonville, Wood co VA (WV), (son of William McKinney, Jr and Mary A Wilson Miller) d. Oct 11 1889 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, buried in Cook cem, Parkersburg, WV. Festus: Festus Hanks McKinney and Jane Minerva, daughter of John and Zidana Bertha (Prince) Sharp, were united in marriage in Union district, Wood county, December 11, 1872. He settled in this county in 1838, and is a manufacturer and dealer in lumber. His parents, William and Mary Wilson (Miller) McKinney, moved to this county in 1818. Both are now deceased. Mr. McKinney was born in Harrisonville, Virginia, May 26, 1834. His wife was born in this county and district February 6, 1844. Her parents moved to this county as early as 1806. F H McKinney was surveyor of roads for three years from 1876 to 1879. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McKinney: India Hattie, born September 27, 1873, William Allen, November 28, 1874; John Sharp, May l 1877; James Piatt, December 15, 1879; Paul Brice, April 2, 1881. Mr. McKinney's postoffice address is Bull Creek, Wood county, West Virginia. (Hardesty's Biographical Atlas, Personal History Department - Wood County, 1882, pg. 5)

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1. India Hattie McKinney, b. Sep 27 1873 in Wood co, WV, d. Jul 5 1954 in Wood co, WV, buried in Cook cem, Parkersburg, WV. Still living at home in 1925.

2. William Allen McKinney, b. Nov 28 1874 in Wood co, WV, d. Mar 26 1951 in Wood co, WV, buried in Cook cem, Parkersburg, WV. living in Parkersburg WV in 1925. He married Bertha Christina Morlang, married Jun 9 1898 in Wood co, WV, b. 1879 in Meigs co, OH.

3. John Sharp McKinney, b. May 1 1877 in Wood co, WV. Living in Junction City, Kansas in 1925. He married Nancy Margaret Kelly, married Jun 6 1900 in Wood co, WV, b. 1879 in Armstrong co, PA.

4. James Piatt McKinney, b. Dec 15 1879 in Wood co, WV. Still living at home in 1925.

5. Paul Brice McKinney, b. Apr 2 1881 in Union dist., Wood co, WV, d. Jan 13 1885 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Cook cem, Parkersburg, WV.

6. Dwight Douglas McKinney, b. Jun 8 1884 in Parkersburg, WV, d. Feb 10 1911 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Cook cem, Parkersburg, WV. He married Mary Veronica Maxwell, married Oct 2 1907 in Parkersburg, WV, b. 1886 in Ritchie co, WV.

a. Mary Kathryn McKinney, b. 1907, d. 1911.

F. Mary Eliza Sharp, b. Mar 13 1846 in Union dist. Wood co, VA (WV), d. Dec 5 1916 in Wood co, WV, buried in Compton cem, Waverly, WV. She married Stephen Dana Compton, married Jan 22 1874 in Waverly, WV by J F Curtis, b. Feb 27 1833 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, (son of George Compton and Mary Parkman Dana) d. Feb 10 1921 in Compton cem, Williamstown, WV. Stephen: Owned 600 acres in Waverly in 1886. Settled there in 1833.

1. George C Compton, b. Sep 29 1874 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. Jan 3 1875 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, buried in Compton cem, Waverly, WV.

2. Bessie Dana Compton, b. Jan 15 1877 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. 1884 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, buried in Compton cem, Waverly, WV.

3. John Sharp Compton, b. Mar 2 1879 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. 1960 in Wood co, WV, buried in Compton cem, Waverly, WV.

4. William Edward Compton, b. Jun 15 1881 in Union dist, Wood co, WV, d. Nov 20 1915 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Compton cem, Waverly, WV. Appears to be a twin with John Sharp Compton.

(obit) William Edward Compton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dana Compton, was born near Williamstown, Wood co. June 15 1881 and died in Parkersburg Nov 20 1915. He

was of pioneer ancestry, being a descendant of the Comptons and Sharps, of

Virginia, and the Dana's of Washington co. OH. Mr. Compton was married on June

18, 1908 to Miss Elizabeth E Henderson of Williamstown, They established a

home in the dwelling place of his grandparents, and here, on July 31, 1909,

was born to them a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. The passing of Mr. Compton from

this life in the full prime of manhood falls as a heavy affliction upon his

wife and young daughter, his aged parents, his brothers and sister, and is

deeply felt by many friends and associates, with whom he was deservedly

popular. He was a man of kind and amiable disposition, hospitable and

generous to a degree, a good friend and neighbor. As a husband and father, he

was always devoted and loving, finding his chief delight in the companionship

of his family and in efforts put forth for their benefit. To his parents he

was a mainstay, looking daily after their welfare. He had been a sufferer

from acute rheumatism and later developed an organic trouble of the heart,

which caused his death. His sufferings were borne with patience and fortitude, and his path down the dark valley soothed by trust in God. Therefore do his loved ones, though deep bereft, find solace in many precious memories and inspired by hope of a reunion where parting shall be no more. He married Elizabeth Eunice Henderson, married Jun 11 1908 in Wood co, WV, b. Mar 19 1879 in Wood co, WV, d. 1958.

a. Mary Elizabeth Compton, b. Jul 31 1909 in Wood co, WV, d. Aug 10 1969. She married Cassius Alfred Newton, married Aug 23 1931, b. Dec 10 1899, d. May 14 1972.

5. Mary Grace Compton, b. Jan 24 1885 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV, d. Mar 3 1970.

6. Stephen Virgil Compton, b. Aug 8 1887 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV, d. 1975. He married Nelle Lois Proctor, b. Sep 15 1905 in Olive Hill, KY.

a. John Virgil Compton, b. Oct 4 1924 in Ashland, KY, d. Sep 12 1985 in Veteran's Hospital, Huntington, WV. He married Alice Jean Blythe.

b. Beverly Allen Compton, b. Jun 24 1934 in Ashland, KY. He married Joyce Mae Allen, married May 3 1958 in Ashland, KY, b. Jun 16 1934.

G. William Edward Sharp, b. Mar 19 1848 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. 1929 in Wood co, WV. He married Lucy K Upham, married Nov 20 1907 in Wood co, WV, b. 1867 in Nova Scotia.

H. Alice Bertha Sharp, b. Mar 23 1853 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Oct 18 1928 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV. Listed as Mrs. Bertha Crouse of Williamstown in obit of Jane Minerva Sharp. She married (1) Charles F Cooper, married Apr 17 1877 in Wood co, WV, b. 1853. She married (2) James Parkerson Crouse, married Sep 1 1880, b. 1837 in Zanesville, OH, d. 1907 in Waverly, WV.

1. Hazel Pearl Crouse, b. Oct 29 1893 in Wood co, WV, d. Apr 18 1938 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV. She married Harry D Medcalf, married Jul 27 1909, b. Feb 24 1889 in Dale, IN, d. Feb 8 1971 in Marietta, OH.

a. Kenneth P Medcalf, b. Dec 3 1910 in Wood co, WV, d. Apr 10 1978 in St. James City, FL. He married Mildred P Pierson, b. Feb 3 1911 in Braxton co, WV, d. May 12 1976 in Wheeling, WV.

b. Donaldson S Medcalf, b. Feb 10 1916 in Waverly, WV, d. Aug 11 1989. He married Rhea Marple. Rhea: No children.

c. Pearl Pauline Medcalf, b. Nov 17 1918 in Waverly, WV, d. Apr 18 1997. She married Howard Shriver, married 1944.

d. Harold William Medcalf. He married Helen Wingrove.

III. George Arnold Sharp, b. Nov 3 1797 in Fauquier co, VA, d. Jan 22 1878 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in Henry Camp cem, Pleasants co, WV. "George and Drusilla Sharp owned a large farm at Mt. Olive, back of Belmont, West Virginia. When their children married they gave each of them a part of the farm." Georgia McTaggart. He bought land on French Creek in Pleasants co in 1851 (copy in folder).

George and Drusilla Sharp owned a large farm at Mt. Olive, back of Belmont, West Virginia. When their children married they gave each of them a part of the farm. (Georgia McTaggart)

He bought land on French Creek in Pleasants co. in 1851.

(obit) With regret we inform our readers of the death of Mr. George Sharp of our county. On Tuesday morning last he took his final leave of earth and friends, to enjoy, we have reason to hope, a better world. He had lived over his four-score years, though his departure is a sore affliction to his friends;

yea, to all who knew him.

. He married Druzilla W Jamison, married Dec 29 1825 in Wood co, VA (WV) by Reece Woolf, b. Apr 26 1801 in Williamsport, (Williamstown) VA (WV), (daughter of David Jamison and Margaret McDonald) d. Dec 31 1889 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in Henry Camp cem, Pleasants co, WV. Druzilla: Also spelled Drusilla. Twin of Mary Jamison.

(obit) Died at the residence of her son Spencer Sharp of Henry Camp Run. Died Dec 31, Mrs. Drusilla Sharp, widow of Geo. A Sharp at the residence of her son Spencer Sharp of Henry Camp Run in this county. Mrs. Sharp was eighty-eight

years of age and had been ailing for some time.

Dad (Arch B. Hammett, Jr.) told me the story of the Union coming to the Sharp house with the intention of drafting the men. The men hid in a barn and Grandma Sharp (Drusilla Jamison Sharp) stuffed clothes to look like a Southern soldier and stood it at the top of the stairs. The Union soldiers shot the dummy up pretty badly, then told her they didn't come to be harassed to which she replied that she didn't ask them to. Maybe they got drafted anyway.

Don't know more that that Dad told it -- but it makes a good story. Dad wasn't prone to making them up though. (Note by Kathryn Hammett Gordon).

A. William Thomas Sharp, b. Nov 27 1826 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Mar 9 1890 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in St John's cem, near Willow Island, WV. Adopted Lottie Sharp.

In 1858 William T Sharp was a trustee of the MP Church; in 1860 he was a clerk

and in 1870 a merchant. The St. Marys Oracle, Mar 2 1882 printed that William

Sharp is the Postmaster at Willow Island. He was postmaster from Jul 24 1879 to Feb 16 1882.

"At the mouth of Cow creek they have a postoffice named Willow Island, a store, two churches, and a school house. The postmaster is William T. Sharp . . . ." (Hardesty)

Purchased land from Daniel Powell on Oct 1 1852.

(Obit) Mr. Wm Sharp, an old and respected citizen of this county, died at his home at Willow Island P.O. (post office), in this county on last Sunday. Mr. Sharp had suffered from the effects of a paralytic stroke for many years and which finally caused his death. H was interred at the White Church on Cow Creek on Monday of this week. (Undated newspaper article). He married Malisa A "Mitt" Irwin, married Mar 24 1866 in Pleasants co, WV by W.L. Hyland, b. Mar 22 1839 in Waverly, VA (WV), (daughter of William Irwin and Euphemia Murray) d. May 15 1914, buried in Oak Grove cem, Marietta, OH. Malisa: No children.

B. Ann Elizabeth Sharp, b. Aug 14 1828 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Sep 14 1912 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV.

Mrs. William Kester (Ann Elizabeth Sharp) had for her

guests on Monday her sisters, Mrs. S. G. Hammett (Mary

Drusilla Sharp) and Mrs. M. E. Tate (Margaret

Ellen Sharp) of Mt. Olive, and five cousins, namely Mrs. Wm.

Ingraham and Mrs. Bertha Crouse of Waverly, Mrs. Stephen

Compton of Compton (sic), Mrs. Jane McKinney of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Joseph

Higginbothan of Letart, Ohio. The ages of these cousins

ranged from 58 to 83 years, and as it was deemed a rare

coincidence to have so many together at their advanced ages.

The photographer, Austin Williamson, was called in and

photographed the octette. To say the day was enjoyed by all

who were present would be putting it mildly. (Newspaper clipping)

(obit) It becomes my sad duty to chronicle the death of

one more of our beloved members, Sister Ann Elizabeth Kester

departed this life Sep 14, 1912 at the ripe age of 84 years.

Born in Wood County, WV, she was the daughter of George and

Druzilla Sharp; was united in marriage with Wm. Kester

January 25 1849. This bond of unions was broken less than

one year ago, when he answered the call of the heavenly

messenger and, as we said at that time, she was just waiting

on the banks of the river, she has now crossed over to join

him in that land where there are no unbroken ties. She

professed faith in Christ and united with the church in the

year 1850. She was many years a pious and exemplary member

of the Methodist Protestant Church, and that religion which

adorned her character and smoothed and lightened up her

pathway through life imparted indescribable consolation in

her sick and dying chamber, for her faith in God was firm

and unwavering. She leaves to mourn their loss her noble

sons and daughter and a host of relatives and friends.

The usual services were conducted at the family home at

Belmont by the pastor.

. She married William Kester, married Jan 25 1849 in Wood co, VA (WV) by D.A. McGinnis, b. May 9 1824 in Harrison co, VA, (son of Adam Kester and Sarah Devol) d. Oct 22 1911, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. William: William Kester, one of the commissioners of Pleasants county was born May 19, 1824 in Harrison county, his parents being Adam and Sarah (Devall) Kester. The parents were natives of Maryland, but came to West Virginia about 1819. The father remained in Harrison County until about 1830, and then removed to Pleasants, where he rented land for ten years, and then bought 100 acres, on which he made his home until his death. He served as a soldier during the war of 1812. The subject of our sketch was reared on a farm and received the ordinary common school education. January 25, 1849, he was united in marriage to Ann E, daughter of G. A. and Druzilla W. (Jamison) Sharp. This union resulted in the birth of ten children... The mother was born in this county in 1828, and she and husband are members of the Methodist Protestant church, of which he acts as a trustee. He has served many years on the school board of his district, and was assessor of Pleasants county for four years. In 1883 he was appointed commissioner of Pleasants to fill in a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of J. R. Seckman, and in the fall of 1884 he was elected to the same position, which he has held since that time. He has made a good and efficient officer, and has conducted the public business so as to obtain the approbation of his constituents. Although he began life without property, he has succeeded quite well by the exercise of industry and economy. He now owns over 237 acres of good land, which is in good condition. He is a prominent democratic leader of the county, and has always been a fearless advocate of the principles of his party. He also ranks as a representative farmer of the county, and is one of its useful citizens. (History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Vol. I; Brant & Fuller, 1891)

(obit) William Kester of Belmont, WV died 22 Oct 1911, born 9 May 1824, 87

years, 5 month, 13 days, married Anna E Sharp, 25 Jan 1849, 10 children,

living: Thomas S of Waverly; Rufus of Grandview, Washington co; Ella Locke of

Eureka; Mrs. Bessie Harper of Spencer; John B; Charles H; Minerva and

Sophia of Belmont.

"Will Kester had been very fortunate in the years of oil exploration in the

area." (Note by Nina Hammett)

County commissioner in 1889

(obit) William Kester--The friends and relatives of William Kester, of

Belmont, WVa received a great shock Sabbath morning, October 22, 1911, when

the news went out to all that he had fallen asleep in Jesus. That shock has

settled into a deep and profound sorrow as we come to a full realization of

the great loss we have sustained. Is it not words of love? For he was

beloved by all who knew him. He is gone, and our words are futile to him, for

he has solved the mysteries of life and death, and is beyond the reach of our

words. We cannot contribute to his happiness or glory, nor can we, by most

affectionate thoughts or tenderest words provoke the faintest recognition from

him. He has gone from our midst to mingle with the things eternal, while the

cycles of an endless day roll on and on, and as he, by taking thought, cannot

add to the stature of manhood that he for himself carved out of the long life

he was given to live. We pay honor, therefore, to his memory with no thought

save that of paying honor where honor is due. Father Kester was faithful

in his duties to his country, to God, to his neighbor and to himself. As a

citizen he was law-abiding; he worked for the advancement of good, clean

government; was not easily swayed by fleeting popular opinion from the right

as he saw it. As a friend and neighbor he was honest, loyal and true. He

trusted others and he could be trusted. As a Christian, he professed faith in

Christ about 62 years ago. He had an abiding faith in the wisdom, justice,

love and mercy of his Creator, and in his life he endeavored to exemplify the

golden rule, "Do unto others as ye would have them do unto you." He was a

loyal member of the Methodist Protestant Church. But he has gone from us. A

grave marks the resting place of the body; the spirit returned to the God who

gave it. Our loss is that of a good citizen, kind neighbor and faithful

member of the church. A venerable man of God, it may be said of him as one of

old, "He was a friend of God." With David of old, the sweet singer of Israel,

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel and afterward receive me into glory."

He was born May 9, 1824, dying aged 87 years 5 months and 13 days. "Thou

shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in its

season." He was united in marriage with Anna E Sharp, January 25, 1849. God

bless her as she stands patiently waiting on the banks of the Jordan since he

has crossed over. There were born to this union ten children, nine of whom

are still living, namely: Thos. S Kester, of Waverly; Rufus Kester, of

Grandview, Washington; Mrs. Ella Locke, of Eureka; Mrs. Bessie Harper, of

Spencer; John B, James B, Charles H, Minerva and Sophia Kester, of Belmont.

Their lives are such as to fulfill the scriptural injunction, "Honor thy

father and thy mother." Is this not one of the supreme joys in the evening of

a parent's life? "A good child maketh glad the heart of father and mother."

Josiah Payne, Pastor.

(obit) William Kester of Belmont, WV died 22 Oct 1911, born 9 May 1824, 87

years, 5 month, 13 days, married Anna E Sharp, 25 Jan 1849, 10 children,

living: Thomas S of Waverly; Rufus of Grandview, Washington co; Ella Locke of

Eureka; Mrs. Bessie Harper of Spencer; John B; Charles H; Minerva and

Sophia of Belmont.

1. Thomas Samuel Kester, b. 1850 in Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. after 1916. dist. Pleasants co WV

(obit) June 3, 1897. Mrs. T S Kester of Horseneck, this county at Williamstown

on Tues. June 1st. Survived by husband and 5 children. He married (1) Caroline O Baker, married 1878, b. 1857, (daughter of William H Baker and Elizabeth E). He married (2) Clara B Steere, married Mar 15 1899 in Pleasants co, WV, b. 1863, (daughter of Joseph Steer and unknown).

a. Okey A Kester, b. 1880. No children. He married Bertha Higgins, married 1942.

b. William Alfred Kester, b. Jul 4 1882, d. Dec 16 1933 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV. Unmarried.

(obit) William Alfred Kester, aged 51 years died at the home of Mr. and Mrs.

William Strachan of Williamstown, Saturday December 16. Death was due to

complications and followed a decline during the past year. He had been

employed with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company plant at Akron for a number

of years and became ill about two months ago. Mr. Kester was a son of the late

Thomas and Caroline Baker Kester, late of Waverly, WV. Surviving are two

brothers, Okey Kester of Akron, and Earl Kester of Wisconsin. Mrs. Ben Weekley

of this city is a half-sister of the deceased.

c. Ira Bernard Kester, b. 1884, d. 1919. Child Charles W Kester, adopted by his mother's brother-in-law and after his father's death, took the name of McGarvey.

d. Charles Earl Kester, b. Aug 30 1886 in Pleasants co, WV. "of Wisconsin." He married Virginia Parr, married 1905. Virginia: "Sister of Clem Parr."

e. Anna Marie Kester, b. Mar 4 1900 in Horseneck, Pleasants co, WV, d. Jul 23 1985 in Myrtle Beach, SC, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. Taught school at Friendly, WV.

Weekley - Kester. The marriage of Miss Anna M. Kester and Mr. B. F. Weekley was quietly solemnized at St. Marys, W. Va., Saturday, September 16, Rev. W. H. Chase, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in that city officiating. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Kester of Waverly and is a popular and accomplished young teacher, having taught in Friendly for the past three years. The groom is the son of W. M. Weekley, of Sandyville, W. Va., and is a very successful young traveling salesman being employed by Shattuck and Jackson Co., of Parkersburg. The young couple have a host of friends who wish them all success and happiness. At present they will reside in Friendly.

(obit July 25 1985) St. Marys, W Va. Anna Marie Weekley, 85 of Myrtle Beach

SC, formerly of St. Marys, died in Myrtle Beach Manor Tuesday. She was born in

West Virginia, a daughter of the late Thomas S and Clara Steere Kester. She

was a member of the St. Marys First Presbyterian Church and was past matron of

St. Marys Chapter No 31 Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by one

daughter Doris Eager of Myrtle Beach; one granddaughter, Nancy B Lawler. She

was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin F Weekley. Services will be 1

p.m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev R Dan

Simmons officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys IOOF cemetery.

. She married Benjamin F Weekley, married Sep 16 1922 in St Marys, WV, b. Sep 15 1897 in Jackson co, WV, (son of William M Weekley and Lena Ruble) d. before 1985. Benjamin: Employed by Shattuck and Jackson of Parkersburg.

2. Minerva J "Debs" Kester, b. Jul 3 1853 in French Creek, Pleasants co VA (WV), d. Oct 23 1939 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV.

I remember Deb Kester as a very quiet lady who baked lemon cookies (made with ammonia) through which you could suck the lemony/ammonia air. She always had some for the children who visited, and I am sure they make excuses to call on Deb. Later I began to notice that when there were family get-to-gethers in the parlor, Deb would sit quietly back in a corner, never entering the conversation. She was usually in the kitchen or busy with the housework. As far as the family was concerned, "she was nobody." Conversation when visiting the family was almost limited to Sophia Kester and Aunt Ellen (Sharp) Tate, (when she lived there--Aunt Ellen died there). Brother Charlie never said anything. Sophia was a school teacher and accustomed to being the leader.

When I grew older I began to piece together the stories of the family and learned that Deb had been in love with a local man named Johnson Janes. She became pregnant, and although they wanted to get married, her father, Will Kester, would not let the man near and housed Deb in the wash house. (I found in Pleasant County Marriage Records where Johnson James had married another woman a year or so later.) When the baby arrived, the birth was recorded in the Pleasants County Birth Record Book by Will Kester, grandfather. The baby was immediately taken by the family and reared as another child of Will and Ann (Sharp) Kester. Bessie Kester, this child, grew to be a lovely lady, married Judge Jake Harper, and lived the rest of her life in Spencer, Roane County, WV.

I was recently told by one of the Harper relatives that they had always heard that Bessie was the daughter of Sophia Kester, a sister of Deb who spent her last years in Spencer with Bessie. The will of Minerva "Deb" Kester proves otherwise. In one obituary of Minerva Kester, Bessie is not mentioned; the other obit names her as a sister. The will of Minerva Kester relates the truth when she names "my daughter, Bessie Kester Harper of Spencer, WV if she is then living, but if she is not living, it shall be equally divided between her two daughters Camille and Frances Harper."

I remember things about the living room -- there was a clock with wooden works and operated by wooden weights that drove the mechanism. Also there were two music boxes - one spring operated; the other with a different wind-up mechanism. A kaleidoscope which gave views in depth because of the two pictures you could see in it. Chairs formed a circle in the front of the fireplace in the parlor. Aunt Ellen Tate lived in the living room which had been made into a bedroom. This room was on the left front side of the house. In the summertime most of the cooking was done in the wash house. The house still stands overlooking the highway, but this beautiful home is now in a sad state or repair. Kesters also owned the Methodist parsonage which was adjacent to "Kester's field." In later years this field would be used by the circus when it came to town. On the farm, between the field and French Creek was a swamp area which flooded during the spring rains. When the river receded, water was locked there with a large supply of fish -- carp, catfish, and some bass. Local anglers with pitchforks supplied their dinner tables with the fish. The largest fish I remember was an 85 pound carp caught by Howard Williamson. Another value of the swamp was it provided a safe place for the young boys to learn to swim. The neighborhood gathered at the swamp and the OxBow for ice skating and the game of shinny in the winter.

Relating a conversation between Frances Harper and Pearl Hammett at the funeral of Minerva (Deb) Kester as told to Pearl's daughter, Evangiline (Fauss) Ingram: When Aunt Deb died, my father (Judge Jacob Harper) called my sister Camille and me into his den , closed the door, and told us we would not be going to our Aunt Deb's funeral, but would be going to our grandmother's funeral. This gave me cause to think and remember the times when we were children and would go to Belmont to visit the Kester home, everyone hugged and kissed us but hugs from Aunt Deb were always a little more sincere and special. She always had fresh baked cookies for us. I can understand now the feeling I had for her at the time. (Remembrances of Arch B. Hammett, Jr., 1995)

(obit) Miss Minerva Kester, 86, died at her home at Belmont Monday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock. Death was attributed to complications resulting from a hip fracture which she received several weeks ago. She leaves a brother and sister, Charles Kester and Miss Sophia Kester, both at home, and the following nephews and nieces: Chas. W. Locke of Parkersburg; Okie Kester of Kettie Falls, Mich.; Mrs. B. F. Weekley of this city and A. B. Lyne of Eureka WV. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence with burial being made in the IOOF cemetery. (Oct 23, 1939)

. She married Johnson Janes, married see note. Johnson: Father of Bessie. He and Minerva never married.

(obit) Johnson T Janes, 91, of 1118 33rd St., Parkersburg, retired area live

stock, timber and farmland dealer, died at his residence Thursday evening

after a long illness. He was born in Borland Springs, Wood County, son of the

late Steven Albert and Elvira Johnson Janes. He was a member of the First

Baptist Church and had resided in Wood County all his life. He is survived by

a son, John C Janes and a daughter, Mrs. William (Elvira Janes) Moore of

Parkersburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Winifred Meadows of Parkersburg; six

grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his

first wife, Dessie Snyder Janes, in 1930; his second wife Josephine Rector

Simpson Janes, in 1979; a son Steven Albert and a stepson, John Simpson. The

funeral was held Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev

Baber Morris officiating. Burial was in the Mount Moriah Cemetery on Old St.

Marys Pike.

He was the father of Bessie Kester although he was not married to Minerva.

a. Bessie Kester, b. May 8 1878 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Feb 8 1960 in Gordon Mem. Hosp. Spencer, WV.

(obit)Mrs. Bessie Harper - Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Harper 82 of Spencer who

died Monday night in Gordon Memorial Hospital, Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m.

Thursday at the Methodist Memorial Church in Spencer. The Rev U E Wills and

the Rev A L Harmon will officiate and burial will be in the Spencer cemetery.

Mrs. Harper is survived by her husband J M Harper, Spencer attorney and former

judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Penhale of

Charleston and Miss Camille Harper of the family home; a granddaughter, Mrs.

George Charbonneau and a great-grandson, Milton Harper, both of Indianapolis.

Services are under the direction of the Vandale funeral home, Spencer, where

friends may call. (Newspaper clipping Feb 8 1960.)

. She married Jacob Milton Harper, b. 1875 in Roane, WV, d. May 22 1965 in Roane, WV, buried in Spencer Mausoleum, Spencer, Roane, WV. Jacob: (obit) Jacob Harper, former judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit Court and prominent

Roane county attorney, died yesterday afternoon in the Gordon Memorial

Hospital, Spencer. He was a resident of Spencer, and a former superintendent

of the Roane county schools. Mr. Harper who was 90 years old was born in Roane

county, a son of the late Rev and Mrs. John Harper. He was former prosecuting

attorney for the Roane county and a teacher in Roane county schools.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Penhole, Charleston and Camille

Harper at home; two sisters, Mrs. George Walker of Gay and Mrs. W E Griffith of

Miami, FL. There is one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Services

will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Methodist Memorial Church, Spencer, with Rev

Clarence McCloud officiating. The Rev Robert I Baker will assist. Entombment

will be in the Spencer Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Vandale funeral

home, Spencer, until one hour prior to services. (May 22, 1965).

3. Rufus W Kester, b. Oct 18 1855 in McElroy Run, Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. after 1916. Living in Grandview, Washington co, in 1911. He married Cornelia "Kate" Dye, married Mar 30 1887 in Pleasants co, WV by George A Woofter, (daughter of John Dye and Elizabeth Gregg).

a. Baird Kester. "went to the state of Washington".

4. Cacius Cap Creel Kester, b. Aug 28 1857 in Cow Creek, Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Sep 15 1857 in Pleasants co, VA (WV). triplett.

5. James Buchannon Kester, b. Aug 28 1857 in Cow Creek, Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Jan 28 1927 in Belmont, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. triplett

(obit) James Kester died at his home in Belmont at 3 o'clock Wednesday

afternoon, aged 69 years, and 5 months. The funeral will be held at the late

home, conducted by Rev. T.J. Hickle at l:30, Friday afternoon. Burial inn the

IOOF cemetery, St. Marys.

6. John C Breckenridge Kester, b. Aug 28 1857 in Cow Creek, Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Dec 29 1924 in (obit says he was 69), buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Triplett with James and Cacius.

(obit) In the death of John Breck Kester who passed away at his home Wednesday

morning at 11 o'clock after an extended illness, Belmont lost one of its most

popular and highly esteemed citizens. The deceased was 69 years of age and

widely known throughout Pleasants County and has a large circle of sincere

friends who will hear with sorrow of his death. He is survived by his widow

who was formerly Miss Ida Powell and the following brothers and sisters:

Rufus Kester, of Yakima, Washington, Tom, of Waverly, James and invalid twin

brother. Charles, Misses Sophia and Minerva Kester. A son and only child,

Everett Kester preceded him to the great beyond several years ago. Funeral

services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by

interment in the Willow Island cemetery.

. He married Ida L Powell, married Nov 22 1899 in Pleasants co, WV, b. Apr 6 1863 in Cow Creek, Pleasants co, VA (WV), (daughter of James Powell and Matilda M Wells) d. Dec 15 1953 in Marietta, OH, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Ida: (obit) Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Powell Kester, 90 native of Pleasants

County, who died Wednesday evening at 211 Spring St., Marietta will be held

Friday at 1 p.m. at the Doudna and McClure Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial will

be made in the Willow Island Cemetery. Dec 16, 1953.

a. Everett L Kester, b. Sep 12 1899 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Mar 6 1918 in Kansas City, MO, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

(obit) Everett L Kester, only son of Brock and Ida Kester, died on March 6th after a

brief illness with bronchial pneumonia at the Sweeney Hospital at Kansas City

MO. His mother was with him at the time of his death and accompanied the

remains home, arriving Saturday. He was 18 years, 5 months and 24 days old.

His 18th birthday occurred a few days prior to the last draft and he was

anxious to enter his country's service. Beside his parents, two uncles, two

aunts and a host of other relatives and friends survive. He was converted and

united with the Baptist Church about 6 years ago. Funeral services were held

Tuesday afternoon at the Kester home. Burial at Willow under the auspices of

the Christian Science Faith. The sympathy of the entire community go out to

the bereaved family.

(obit) Death of Everett Kester. Everett L Kester, son and only child of Mr.

and Mrs. John B. Kester, of Belmont, died at the Sweeney hospital in Kansas

City, MO, Thursday morning March 6 of bronchial pneumonia. His mother was at

his bed side at the time of his death. His remains were brought to Belmont,

arriving here on Saturday morning. Everett was 18 years old on the 12th day

of last September and two days prior to the last draft he rejoiced over the

fact that he was old enough to serve his country, but finding he was not

needed, he decided to enter a mechanical school. With his persuasive power

and the yielding of his kind father and mother he was permitted to go to

Kansas City, and Enter a motor school of his own choice. He started for

Missouri on the 3rd day of January and would have completed his course on the

first day of March. Everett was a kind and loving son and was well liked by

all who know him. He leaves his father and mother, and a host of relatives

and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted at the

Kester homestead on Tuesday at one o'clock and burial at the Willow Island

cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Kester have the sympathy of the community in their sad

bereavement. The relatives who attended the Kester funeral from out of town

were Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Powell, Mrs. Daisy Deems and Mrs. Louise Burk of Parkersburg.

D. W. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perkins of Reno, Ohio, G. S. M. Powell and family of

Schultz, J. J. Powell, Mrs. Cora Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Sprague, Mrs. H. B. Cain

and Mrs. W. E. Cain of Marietta, Mrs. J. M. Harper of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Johnson

of Eureka, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Sharp of Sistersville, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Locke and

family of Eureka. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Kester and daughter Anna of Waverly. Mrs.

Anna Gallaher, Mrs. G. K. Ruttencutter, Mrs. Mary K. Hammett of St. Marys, W. P.

McTaggart and daughters, Laura, Maley, Misses Belle, Edith and Mari and Dicie,

and Mr. and Mrs. G. C. MacTaggart of Eureka.

7. Charles H Kester, b. Oct 10 1859 in McElroy Run, Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Nov 29 1939 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV.

(obit) Charles H Kester, aged 80, retired farmer, died Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock

at his home at Belmont, after a short illness. He had been in poor health for

sometime. He was a life-long resident of this county. Surviving are two

sisters, Miss Sophie Kester at home and Mrs. J. M. Harper of Spencer, and the

following nieces and nephews; Earl Kester, who resides in Wisconsin, Okey

Kester of Akron, Ohio, Baird Kester of Kettle Falls, Wash, Mrs. Anna Weekley of

St. Marys, Mrs. A. B. Lyne of Eureka and Charles Locke of Parkersburg. Funeral

services will be held from the home in Belmont this afternoon, (Thursday) at 1

o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C. C. Johnson of St. Paul's Church, this city.

Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

8. Drusilla Sophia Kester, b. May 2 1862 in Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Jul 29 1951 in Spencer, Roane co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. (obit) Miss Sophie Kester, 89, lifelong resident of Belmont, died Sunday at 6

p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M Harper, Spencer. The deceased was a

daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kester. Funeral rites will be

conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church in Belmont with the Rev B

M Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in St Marys cemetery. The body

will be removed from the Vandale funeral home in Spencer to the church at

12:30 p.m. Thursday. (Newspaper clipping Jul 29 1951).

9. Mary Ellen Kester, b. May 5 1864 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jan 30 1916 in Greens Run, Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV.

(obit) Mary Ellen Locke. Mary Ellen, wife of John B. Locke, died at six

o'clock Saturday morning, January 30 at her home on Green Run, of pneumonia.

For many years she had suffered from weak lungs, and at one time tried the

climate of Colorado, which afforded a little relief. A short time ago she

contracted a severe cold, from which she had almost recovered, but exposure to

the weather about the middle of last week brought on a sudden and violent

attack of pneumonia, from which she did not rally, dying within two days. The

funeral was held in the M P Church here on Tuesday, February 2 conducted by

her pastor, Rev. J. Payne, of Belmont assisted by Rev. Hickel of Belmont and Rev. B. M. Mitchel of this city. The interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, a large number of friends and relatives attending. The deceased was the youngest daughter of the late William Kester of Belmont. She was born May 5

1864, and was married to John B. Locke in 1890. She is survived by her husband

and two children, Charles and Beaulah, besides five brothers and two sisters.

She was of an exceptionally gentle disposition, and her lovable traits helped

the lives of all who knew her.

. She married John B Locke, married Aug 5 1890 in Pleasants co, WV, b. Apr 1861 in Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Jul 20 1940 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. John: " My father, John Locke, was appointed postmaster at Eureka," Mrs. Lyne said, "but my husband Alva Lyne, really conducted the office from the time we were married in 1925. "He could not receive the appointment at that time (1925) because he was a Canadian citizen although he was born at Winterset, O., a village near Cambridge. When Alva was a young man," Mrs. Lyne continued, "he went to Canada to homestead but to do this, he had to become a Canadian citizen. He stayed there 12 years finally returning to Stockport, O., but he didn't regain his United States citizenship till 1936. Although father had the official appointment as postmaster, my husband took care of the office. When his citizenship papers came through, he received his appointment from Washington," Mrs. Lyne explained. (Parkersburg News, May 5, 1968)

(obit) John B Lock - John B Locke, well known resident of Eureka died at his home

early Saturday morning after a brief illness with heart trouble. Mr. Locke was

born in this county seventy eight years ago and had spent his entire life

here. He married Miss Ellen Kester of Belmont in 1890. To this union were

born two children, Mrs. Beaulah Lyne of Eureka and Charles W. Locke of

Parkersburg. Mrs. Locke passed away in 1915 and Mr. Locke later married Miss

Minnie Douglas who survives with the son and daughter. Funeral services were

held at the family home on Monday afternoon and interment was made in the IOOF

cemetery.

(obit) John B. Locke died Saturday morning at 1:30 at his home at Eureka, this

county, at the age of 78 years. His death followed a brief illness due to a

heart ailment. Mr. Locke was an active and prosperous farmer and had lived his

entire life in Pleasants county. In 1890 he married Miss Ellen Kester of

Belmont, W.Va. who died 25 years ago. Of this union two children survive,

Charles W. Locke of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Beulah M. Lyne of Eureka, W.Va, and

also four grandchildren. In 1915 Mr. Locke was married to Miss Minnie M. Douglas

of Blendale, Ritchie county who survives. Funeral services were conducted

Monday afternoon at the residence. Rev. C. B. Johnson, pastor of the St. Paul

Methodist Church of which Mr. Locke was a member, officiated. Burial was made

in the IOOF cemetery.

a. Charles W Locke, b. Jun 5 1893 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jun 11 1952 in Parkersburg, WV.

(obit) Funeral services for Charles W. Locke, 59, 2007 Nineteenth street, Parkersburg

resident for the past 33 years who was active in local veteran affairs will be

held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Leavitt funeral home. He died Tuesday at 9 p.m. at

Camden Clark Memorial hospital. Locke who served 23 months in the US Navy

during World War I was born in Pleasants county the son of John D. and Mary

Ellen Kester Locke. He was employed by the Monongahela West Penn company for

22 years, retiring in 1941. The deceased was a member of the Bethany

Methodist church, Parkersburg Post No 15, American Legion having served as

commander in 1937. He has also been chef de gare of the 40 and 8. Survivors

include his widow Mrs. Edna Locke; sister Mrs. Beulah Lyne of Eureka and his

stepmother, Mrs. John D. Locke. The Rev. R. A. Bennett will officiate Friday and

burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery where military rites will be

conducted at the grave by the American Legion. The body will remain at the

funeral home. (June 11, 1952). He married (1) Edna Louise Archer, married Sep 8 1922 in Wood co, WV, b. 1892 in Jackson, OH. He married (2) Lavina Ankrom.

b. Beulah Locke, b. Jul 2 1899 in St Marys, WV, d. Aug 2 1977 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

(obit) Mrs. Beulah Lyne, 78 of Eureka, died Tuesday morning in St.

Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg. Born in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John

and Mary Ellen Kester Locke, she was a member of the Eureka United Methodist

Church. Survivors include one son, Carlton of Eureka; three daughters, Mrs.

Doris Palmer of Cottageville, Miss Mary Ellen Lyne of Eureka and Mrs. Lois

Medley of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five

step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by

her husband Alva Lyne, and one brother. Funeral services will be held at

11:00 am Friday at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, with Rev. Amos McVey

officiating. Burial will be in Willow Island Cemetery. (Aug 4, 1977)

. She married Alva Burris Lyne, b. 1888 in Winterset, OH, (son of Thomas J Lyne and Arminta Moore) d. Sep 12 1966 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Alva: Postmaster at Eureka from 1936 to Oct 1, 1958.

(obit) Alva Burris Lyne, 78, Eureka, WV died Monday morning in St. Joseph's Hospital.

Born in Winterset, O, a son of the late Dr. Thomas J. and Arminta Moore Lyne, he

was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church and charter member of the

Grant-Jefferson Lions Club. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beulah Locke

Lyne; one son Carlton Lyne, Eureka, three daughters, Mrs. Doris Palmer,

Cottageville, WV; Mary Ellen Lyne, Eureka; ad Mrs. Lois Medley, St. Marys; one

brother, Arthur Lyne, Willits, CA and eight grandchildren. Rites will be held

at the Eureka Methodist Church, Wednesday. Interment will follow in the

Willow Island Cemetery. (Parkersburg News Sep 13, 1966.)

C. Jane Amanda Sharp, b. Oct 11 1836 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Apr 21 1864 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in Old St Marys cem, St Marys, WV.

My great-grandmother was Jane Sharp, daughter of Drusilla (also spelled Druzilla) Jamison and George Sharp. She married Henry Harrison Rymer, a tanner by trade according to my information. They had four children. My grandmother Ida was the eldest. Harrison Rymer died in 1860 from tuberculosis I believe, leaving Jane Sharp a widow with two small children and another on the way. She returned home to live with her parents. William, who was born after his father's death, died when only twelve days old. Jane Sharp Rymer died in 1864, leaving my grandmother Ida an orphan with no siblings, when she was only eight years old. (Most all of these deaths were caused by tuberculosis as far as I know.) Jane and Harrison Rymer and the

three little boys are interred in the IOOF cemetery. at St. Mary's. My grandmother was raised by her aunt, Margaret Ellen Sharp, who was always known in the family as Aunt Ellen. She has married rather late at age 51, to William Tate, who was a widower, I believe. George and Drusilla Sharp, my grandmother's

grandparents may also have had a hand in raising her. Hence my grandmother

always maintained close ties with the Sharp family. My mother and her

siblings often mentioned the Sharps while I was growing up. (Note by Robert Cunningham 7/95)

. She married Henry Harrison "Harry" Rymer, married 1854, b. Mar 29 1830 in Pendleton co, VA (WV), (son of William B Rymer and Jane Beverage) d. Sep 3 1860 in Pleasants co, VA (WV, buried in Old St Marys cem, St Marys, WV. Henry: First treasurer of St Marys Lodge, IOOF, No 22 when founded May 7, 1855.

First treasurer of St Marys Lodge, IOOF No 22 when founded May 7, 1855.

Henry H Rymer died 3 Sep 1860 at Pleasants Co of Consumption, age 30 years, 5

months, 4 days. Parents William B and Jane Beverage Rymer, born Pendleton co,

farmer. info. Jane Rymer.

1. Ida Virginia Rymer, b. Oct 20 1855 in St Marys, VA (WV), d. Mar 19 1934 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

Birthday Honored-- Mrs. W. P. MacTaggart was honored Sunday

at her home on Willow Island when an elaborate dinner was given honoring her

birthday anniversary. A profusion of fall flowers made an attractive decoration

for the room. The dinner, served a la cafeteria was presided over in a

gracious manner by Miss Maude MacTaggart assisted by her sister, Mrs. Ralph A.

Smith, the birthday cake being dispensed by Miss Viola Ruckman. The guest list

included: Mr. & Mrs. B. W. Feeney, son Ernest and daughter Sadie; Mr. J. W. Ruckman and

sister, Miss Bea, of Pittsburgh; Mr. & Mrs. G. C. MacTaggart; Mr. John

MacTaggart, Miss Viola Ruckman of Eureka; Rev. Hardesty and son and William Kelley of

Belmont; Mr. & Mrs. Frank McTaggart and Miss Alberta Henderson of Williamstown; Mr. &

Mrs. W. E. White and daughter, Betty of Parkersburg; Mrs. W. F. Day and son Glen;

Mr. & Mrs. J. S. McAtee and daughters, Patricia and Colleen; Mr. & Mrs. Ralph A.

Smith and son, Daniel, of Flushing, Ohio; Mr. & Mrs. W. P. MacTaggart and daughter,

Miss Maude McTaggart.

Upon reading the above account of the birthday

party, it dawned on me that this would have been her birthday on October 20,

1929. I can deduce from the list of my first cousins who were present,

including Colleen McAtee but not her brother James. Nor was I present.

Colleen was born in Nov 1928 and I in March 1929, Colleen would have been eleven

months old at the time of the party. My mother and I were not present because

she had serious surgery just after I was born for the removal of two large

abdominal fibroid tumors, and was very ill and weak for months thereafter.

In fact, her oldest sister, my aunt Grace White, took care of me until I was

nine months old, as mother was too weak to do so. She would have still been

recovering at the time of this party. (Note by Robert Cunningham)

On last Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's

uncle, S. J. Sharp, Miss Ida V. Rymer and William P. McTaggart were united in the

holy bonds of matrimony. Rev. J. M. Conaway performed the ceremony in his usual

solemn and impressive manner. Both parties are well and favorably known to

many of your readers. After the ceremony and many hearty congratulations, we

repaired to the dining room and partook of a supper of which any one might be

proud. A reception was given the next day at the residence of Hugh McTaggart.

Here we found a bountiful repast, to which we did ample justice. Thus ended

an event which will long be remembered by those who were present. The bride

received some very nice presents. Oh, how we do miss you, Ida. (Newspaper clipping, Nov. 14, 1883)

The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MacTaggart was celebrated at

their home at Willow (Island), Sunday, Nov 12, 1933. Owing to the illness of

Mrs. W.P. MacTaggart, only the members of the family were present except Mrs. R A

Smithe and family of Flushing, Ohio. Mr. Smith being unable to attend on

account of illness. The wedding cake was presented by Mrs. H. S. Cunningham of

Parkersburg. Mr. and Mrs. MacTaggart received many gifts and remembrances. At

noon a delicious dinner was served to the following: Mr. and Mrs. W. P.

MacTaggart, Miss Maude, Mrs. W. F. Day and son, Glen, Mr. and Mrs. G C

MacTaggart and (sister) Miss Viola Ruckman of Eureka, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. White and

daughter Betty of Parkersburg, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cunningham and son Robert of

Parkersburg, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McAtee and children Patty, Colleen and James of

Parkersburg, and Miss Vivian Pratt of Reedsville, Ohio The following poem was dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. MacTaggart on the above occasion.

On the fair banks of the "Ohio"

Stands a cottage dear to me,

Just as long as memory lingers

Happy faces there I'll see.

Many years ago, father

Built his home with loving care,

And mother worked beside him,

All his grief and joys did share.

When they moved into their cottage

'Twas the "Springtime" of their life.

Father with seven children

And his happy sweet wife.

There they've toiled and planned

and suffered;

Dreams have failed, plans gone away.

Now before they realize it,

Life's winter time is drawing nigh.

Years have flown by, Oh how swiftly

Children to their homes have gone;

Father, mother, now gray headed

Are left waiting there alone.

Waiting on the banks of "Ohio";

I can see them old and lone;

Ever dreaming of life's Springtime

And these children once all their own.

Ida was left an orphan when she was eight years old and

lived with her Grandparents (George Arnold Sharp and Drusilla Jamison)

until she was married.

November 2nd 1883. Received of Spencer J Sharp the just and

full sum of Five Hundred and fifty dollars cash in hand paid

for Ida V Rymer's interest in the estate of George A Sharp,

Deceased, being lot No 4 as will be found in the Clerks

office of the County of Pleasants in the State of West

Virginia witness my hand and SEAL. Teste Ida V Rymer.

(Original found in papers of Mrs. S. J. Sharp)

(obit) Ida Virginia Rymer, daughter of Harrison and Jane

Sharp Rymer, born October 20, 1855 at St Marys, WVa departed this life, March

19, 1934 age 78 years, 4 months and 30 days. She was united in marriage to

William Phillips McTaggart, November 14, 1883. He preceded her to the Great

Beyond, three months and six days. To this union were born eight children, G. C. McTaggart of

Eureka, Mrs. W. E. White, Mrs. H. S. Cunningham and Mrs. J.S. McAtee of Parkersburg. Mrs. Ralph A Smith of Flushing,Ohio, Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Maude McTaggart at home, and

William Carey, who died in childhood. She united with theWillow Island Baptist church in 1895 under the pastorate of Rev. H. Coper and remained a faithful member until she entered the Father's House. She

was a loving and affectionate mother and wife, a kind neighbor and loyal

friend. The poem was used at both Mr. & Mrs. McTaggart's funeral.

Growing Old

A little more tired at close of day,

A little less anxious to have our way;

A little less ready to scold and blame;

A little more care of a brother's name;

And so we are nearing the journey's end,

Where time and eternity meet and blend.

A little more love for the friends of youth,

A little less zeal for established truth;

A little more charity in our views,

A little less thirst for the daily news;

And se we are folding our tents away,

And passing in silence at close of day.

A little less care for bonds and gold,

A little more zest in the days of old;

A broader view and a saner mind.

A little more love for all mankind;

And so we are faring a-down the way,

That leads to the gates of a better day.

A little more leisure to sit and dream,

A little more real the things unseen;

A little nearer to those ahead,

With visions of those long loved and dead;

And so we are going, where all must go,

To the place the living may never know.

A little more laughter, a few more tears,

And we shall have told our increasing years;

The book is closed, and the prayers are said,

And we are part of the countless dead.

Thrice happy if then some soul can say,

"I live because he has passed my way."

Rollin J Wells

"My mother was born at St. Marys,

Va., the oldest child of Henry and Jane Sharp Rymer. Her

father and two of her little brothers, Frank and Harry, died

and her mother took the two remaining children, Ida and her

little brother Wesley and came home to live with her parents

at Mt. Olive. Henry Rymer had died of tuberculosis.

Shortly after coming to her parents home, there was a bad

epidemic of diphtheria in the eastern United States and

Wesley became ill with it and died. About a year later Jane

Rymer died of tuberculosis. My mother was left an orphan

when she was eight years old. She lived with her

grandparents (George Arnold Sharp and Drusilla Jamison)

until she was married. They gave her no part of the farm

but did give her $500 for her share. She bought some very

nice things that had belonged to her parents to her home.

The cherry four poster bed and a gold luster pitcher that

came from her fathers home. Her grandfather made her a

little sled for her doll in about 1863. I have it now. I

have the candle molds and tin candle sticks from her home."

(Note by Georgia McTaggart)

. She married William Phillips McTaggart, married Nov 14 1883 in Pleasants co, WV by J.M. Conaway, b. May 21 1854 in Ohio River, Pleasants co, VA (WV), (son of Hugh McTaggart and Dicinda Deveise Phillips) d. Dec 13 1933, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. William: Both McTaggart and MacTaggart are found in the records.

(obit) William Phillips McTaggart born in Pleasants county, West Virginia,

May 21st 1854 and departed this life Dec 13th 1933, age 79 years, 6 months and

22 days. He was united in marriage to Ida Virginia Rymer Nov 14th, 1883

To this union was born the following children: G. C. McTaggart of

Eureka; Mrs. W. E. White. Mrs. H. S. Cunningham and Mrs. J. S. McAtee of Parkersburg; Mrs. R. A. Smith, Flushing, O; Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Maude at home; one son, Wm. Carey, preceded his father into the Fathers House. He is also survived by

one sister, Mrs. Belle Page, Williamstown. Several grandchildren also survive.

He united with the Willow Island Baptist Church in 1872 under the pastorate of

he late Dr. W. P. Walker and was active in God work as minister, deacon, church

trustee, and Sunday school superintendent continuously until his home going.

Brother McTaggart was of Scotch birth and was deeply religious. He was a great

Bible student, he had taken time all along the way to hide Gods Word away in

his heart in a marvelous way. He enjoyed sitting in his chair in late months

reading the Word from memory. He was a great comfort to his family as a good

father and teacher of the Holy Word. No one in the Valley around his farm

home would be missed more than he. As a neighbor, always ready to lend a

helping hand to the needy especially will the poor of the community miss his

generous help. His church sustains a great loss as it looked to him for

leadership and counsel.

a. Guy Carleton McTaggart, b. Jan 23 1885 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, d. Oct 9 1965 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Guy and Hugh married sisters.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 29, at the home of Mr. Aaron Ruckman at Eureka,

occurred a wedding which was most beautiful in its simplicity; when his

daughter Miss Judith A. was united in marriage to Mr. Guy Carleton MacTaggart.

The ceremony took place at twelve o'clock in the front room of the residence

before an improvised altar of chrysanthemums and ferns. Very charming the

bride looked in a lovely gown of the Bretelle model of pearl bridal satin with

an overdress of white silk net banded with satin ribbon. Paisley embroidery

of silver beads adorned the waist and bodice. White satin slippers and other

corresponding accessories completed her costume, while a corsage bouquet of

bride's roses added much to the loveliness of the bride. The groom wore the

conventional black. The vows were pledged by the ring ceremony with its usual

impressiveness. Rev. John Shordon, of the M. E. church, South was the

officiating minister. The bride was attended by Miss McTaggart, a sister of

the groom while the groom had for his best man Mr. James Ruckman, a cousin of

the bride. Immediately following the ceremony the guests repaired to the

dining room where an elaborate dinner of handsome appointments was served. A

mound of ferns and chrysanthemums formed the centerpiece for the table and

were used in profusion throughout the various apartments. The young couple

left on the three o'clock train for a two week's trip to various points in the

east. Upon their return they will reside in Eureka and will be at home to

their friends after December. The bride's going away costume was a suit of

purple velvet, with which she wore gray hat, gloves and shoes. The bride is

the charming and accomplished daughter of Mr. Aaron Ruckman, of Eureka. She

has a sweet disposition, which has won for herself a wide circle of friends.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MacTaggart and is a young man of

ability and splendid characteristics. At present he holds the responsible

position as county superintendent of schools. Those present at the wedding

were: Mr. Aaron Ruckman, Mr. and Mrs. William MacTaggart and daughters, Edith,

Grace, Maud, Laura Virginia, Mary, Dixie and Georgia Helen; Mrs. James Ruckman

and family, Misses Jennie Ruckman, Beatrice Ruckman, Myrtle Fischer, of

Williamstown, Catherine Ferguson, of St. Marys, and Viola Ruckman. Messrs.

Ruckman, S. E. Dixon, of Marietta, George Ruckman of Tulsa, Okla, H. A. Barber of

Marietta, Mr. and Mrs. George Bull, Mr. and Mrs. James Nichols of Pittsburgh and

Mrs. Mollie Ruckman.

At the regular business meeting and fellowship dinner at the Willow Island Baptist Church held in the Social room of the church on Saturday evening, Jan. 7, G. C. MacTaggart was pleasantly surprised when he was presented with a lovely birthday cake, and a beautiful "Timex" 400 Wrist Watch. Mac says "thanks to all for remembering my birthday in such a wonderful way."

Senior Citizen MacTaggart

The Saint Marys Woman's Club is pleased to honor this week, Guy MacTaggart of Eureka, who will be 78 years old on his next birthday. Guy was born the twenty-third day of January in 1885 about two miles in the back of the village of Eureka. His father was W. P. MacTaggart and his mother was the former Ida Virginia Rhymer MacTaggart.

His early childhood was spent on his father's farm which was about a mile and a half in back of Eureka. He and his father did a lot of farming, which later he did on his own for his own family. Raising live stock, vegetables and apples kept him pretty busy the year 'round, but he enjoyed the farm work.

For eight years he attended grammar school at Mt. Olive, hiking daily a mile and a half east of Eureka to the top of the hill where the school house was located. Mr. MacTaggart commented with a chuckle, that during his eight years at Mt. Olive, he had only received one report card and he didn't know why they happened to give him one then. That was in the year of 1897 when report cards were not common routine.

After his elementary training at Mt. Olive, he attended Ohio University extension school as in that day, there were no high school in this area. Upon the completion of this further study, he ventured upon his teaching career, which lasted for thirty-five faithful and dedicated years. During all of his teaching career, he only taught out of Pleasants County on one occasion, when he was called upon to go to Richie County to a small school house with the unusual name of Dog Comfort. He related how he had ridden over there on his horse, with his lunch pail in hand, and upon arriving, discovered the previous teacher had been run out by half a dozen unruly students, and they had done considerable damage to the school house. As a result, one of these especially bad boys eventually was sent to the penitentiary.

Returning to Pleasants County, he spent the rest of his time teaching in one room school houses in Pleasants County, one of which was Spice Run near the head of Cow Creek. Some of his former students there were, John Uphold, Granville Kester, the bill Dennis family and Mrs. Della Adams. Then he was also principal of the Belmont school. In 1904, he attended summer normal at Nine Mile where F. B. Locke was the teacher. A qualified teacher of the time always taught these sessions.

From Spice Run he went to Raven Rock from 1905 to 1906. Out of a total enrollment of eighty-five students, the averaged fifty-five students a day of various ages and grades. The question was asked, "How did they ever learn anything with so many students to teach at once?" "Some of them didn't" he laughed, commenting on the difficulties he had encountered and had to cope with.

From Raven Rock, he went to his home school of Mt. Olive and then taught in Belmont for ten years. In 1912, he was elected Supt. of School of Pleasants County, after which he taught in Schultz for one term, then to Clay Point for two terms, and then to Wolf Run for two terms where he retired after thirty-five years of educational service to his credit.

He was married to Judith A. Ruckman, now deceased, on November 28th in 1917 in the living room of the house in which he now resides. The present Methodist minister of the time, Rev. John Shorden, an Englishman, performed the ceremony. He and his wife moved into their first home together near the river bank in Eureka and then later moved to his present residence. Mr. MacTaggart said whenever Thanksgiving time rolls around, he always remembers his wedding day. Mr. and Mrs. MacTaggart had no family.

Guy has belonged to the Willow Island Baptist Church for the past sixty years. During the past four years , he has only missed four Sundays. Over the years he has been a Sunday School teacher, Supt. of Sunday Schools, Deacon, and Trustee. Presently he is a Clerk of the Baptist Church. Certainly a faithful Christian, labouring always to do God's work.

Mr. MacTaggart boasts of a forty-eight year membership in the Masonic Lodge, AF & AM no. 41 in Saint Marys. He also belongs to the Mountain State Commandry no. 14 of Sistersville, W. Va. (Knights of Templer) and has been a member of this group for forty-six years. And for more than forty-five years, he has also been a member of the Ancient Arabic Order, Notables of the Mystic Shrine and still attends Masonic functions and affairs from time to time. He is now a life member.

For the past ten years, Guy has been employed by the government in the pose office department as a postal clerk at Willow Island, but his term is almost up in this capacity.

Collecting books on history and arithmetic, old books and magazines is his hobby. His bookcase was packed full of literature of every description and he commented that he had a carload more. One very interesting old magazine in his possession, the "Century Magazine", is as old as he is and has rare pictures of the Merrimac and the Monitor, which are Civil War battleships, which were iron-clad and the forerunners of today's ships of war.

Reading surrounding county papers is another of Mr. MacTaggart's hobbies. He subscribes to ten or twelve papers from nearby areas and communities and some form out of state, and so keeps up on doings far and near. One very dear book he owns is a Testament that his mother had given him and he has read it through twenty-two times, and continues to read the Bible daily.

Mr. MacTaggart had six sisters and one brother. They are Grace, who died only a year ago, Maude and Mary, who live together n Parkersburg, Dicinda, now Mrs. Sam MacAtee, living in Lowell, Ohio, Georgia, who married Ralph Smith from Saint Marys, and is now living in Flushing, Ohio. Laura Virginia, also residing in Parkersburg, and Cary, who died at the age of nine.

Mr. MacTaggart is a man who continues to keep himself busy and finds many things of interest that he especially enjoys. School teachers are an unselfish lot, giving of themselves to mold children's lives into strong, intelligent, sound adults. It is only by this giving of oneself that a person can themselves be fulfilled in a life of service, education and guidance. Mr. Guy MacTaggart has certainly contributed greatly to all of his students lives and to the betterment of his community over the years. Mr. MacTaggart is a beloved senior citizen, the Saint Marys Woman's Club and your community salute you today. (Newspaper Clipping, October, 1962)

It has been sometime since my birthday greeting from the Pacific to the Atlantic continue to arrive until recently. From the Willow Island Baptist Church and Sunday School I received many lovely cards. Just to mention a few others, a card signed by the staff of the Oracle & Leader with a copy of Eugene D. Thoenen's book, "History of the Oil and Gas Industry in West Virginia."

To me this book is very interesting since I remember quite well the years 1889-1890 when the Eureka-Belmont oil fields were developed, as well as many other interesting fields in Pleasants and other counties.

Another card from Pat Larmoyeux, Newbury Port, Mass. tells me that she is doing substitute teaching in the schools there, and likes the work fine. One from Marion Dillon, Martinsburg, W. Va. who has been teaching in the Martinsburg H. S. for sometime says that she is now located closer to her home and likes her work. A Letter from Clyde Barker, a pupil of 60 years ago -- now retired from the B & O RR has been sending me Billy Grahams paper, 'Decision."

Roy Owens, editor of the Oracle has me on the mailing list to receive the West Virginia, "Hillbilly," a very interesting paper.

A number of my neighbors and friends keep me supplied with books, papers and magazines. They just won't let me run out of reading material. Glad to see my friends, both young and old, since I have been shut in for 4 months. Come any time but not too early in the morning, as most of the time I do not get out until about noon. G. C. MacTaggart (Newspaper clipping, 1965)

Church Honors Guy MacTaggart on 80th Birthday.

On January 17 at the service of the Willow Island Church a special portion of the service in which the congregation took part was taped on a recorder. During this part of the service church members honored Guy MacTaggart who celebrated his eightieth birthday in January. The congregation sang his favorite hymn, "Sunlight," and "Happy Birthday," then each one present personally identified himself and extended birthday greetings. On Saturday, Jan. 23 which was Mr. MacTaggart's birthday, the Rev. Calvin Ferrell and Ernest Wilcox took the tape to his home and played the recording. Mr. MacTaggart recorded his thanks to the congregation for the fine remembrance and on the following Sunday both recordings were played at the church service. (Newspaper clipping, 1965)

The following visited at the Guy MacTaggart home during the past week: Mrs. Walter Barcley, Sr. of Eureka; Mrs. H. S. Cunningham, Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McAtee, Cutler, O.; Mr. Glen Day and children Wanda and Franklin of Midway City, Calif. Chief Day was discharged from the U. S. Navy Aug 27 in Lacoma, Washington having served for twenty years. He spent a great deal of his navy life in foreign countries, has crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans several times, and has driven by car across the United States a number of times. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Day of Parkersburg and the late William Dan and is a nephew of Guy MacTaggart.

(obit) Guy C. MacTaggart. Guy Carleton MacTaggart, 80, of Eureka, Pleasants county, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1885 at Eureka, a son of the late William Phillips and Ida Rymer MacTaggart. For many years he served as a news correspondent for the Oracle. He had a successful career in the teaching field, having taught for 35 years. During this time he also served as principal of the Belmont School and in 1912 was elected superintendent of schools in Pleasants county. He was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church for 65 years. He was also a member of St. Marys Lodge 41, A.F. & A.M. of which he was a 32d degree mason, Knight's Templar and the Shrine of Parkersburg. His wife, Mrs. Judith Ruckman MacTaggart, preceded him in death in 1955. Surviving are five sisters, Maud MacTaggart, Mrs. Laura V. Cunningham and Mrs. Mary Day, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Dicinda McAtee, Cutler, O., and Mrs. Georgia Smith, Flushing, O. One brother, William and a sister, Mrs. Grace White, are deceased. Services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ruttencutter funeral home with the Rev. James L. Kipp, Jr., officiating. Burial was made in the Willow Island cemetery.

Guy and Hugh married sisters.

. He married Judith Ann Ruckman, married Nov 29 1917, b. Mar 22 1878 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, (daughter of Arron Ruckman and Rhoda V Outward) d. Dec 31 1955 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Judith: The ladies of the W S C S gave Mrs. Guy MacTaggart a complete surprise on last Thursday afternoon by going to her home it being her birthday. They found her seated at her table working on a quilt. They entered the room singing Happy Birthday, carrying a large Angel Food cake. Quilt was put aside and cake placed on the table. Cake was beautifully decorated and candles burning. Guests were seated and Mrs. James Daniels entertained with some pretty piano music. Mrs. MacTaggart had been a shut-in with neuritis for seven months, so you can imagine the laughter and joy of this group on this occasion. At 4 o'clock a delicious lunch of cake, fruit salad and coffee with tiny baskets of Easter mints was served. Each guest brought a birthday card and dainty gift. Rev. Daniels led in prayer and all left wishing Judith many more like occasions. Present were Mesdames Margaret Hoy, Burton Bennett, Victor Doak and daughter, Vickie, Minnie Locke, Myrtle Dearth, Wood Wright, Roy Snyder, Guy Adams, Rev. and Mrs. James Daniels and little son, Miss Viola Ruckman, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. MacTaggart. (Newspaper clipping, 1951)

(obit) Mrs. Guy MacTaggart - Mrs. Judith Ann MacTaggart, wife of Guy MacTaggart of

Eureka, died of a heart attack at the family home on Saturday. She was 77

years of age. Mrs. MacTaggart was born in Pleasants county, March 22, 1878 and

was a daughter of the late Aaron and Rhoda Outward Ruckman. She was a member

of the Willow Island Baptist Church. She leaves her husband and one sister

Miss Viola Ruckman of Eureka. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon

at the Ruttencutter funeral home. Interment was made in the Willow Island

cemetery. (Dec 31, 1955).

b. William Carey McTaggart, b. Nov 10 1886 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Mar 9 1896 in Pleasants co, WV at the "Hill Farm", buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

William Carey was always called Carey by the family, possibly to avoid

confusion with his father William. Carey developed diabetes apparently in the

fall of 1895. Carey died probably from a diabetic coma. His mother, Ida,

believed to the very end that her good home cooking would cure Carey of his

illness. He was interred on a cold, snowy March day. (Bob Cunningham note)

(obit) Death visited our home at the close of the day on March 9th 1896, and

took from us our darling boy, William Carey, son of William and Ida McTaggart,

in his tenth year. Carey was a very bright child, bidding fair to make a fine

scholar. In mathematics he could be surpassed by none. But our hearts were

sorely rent when the reaper came and took him to himself. He was sick almost

eight weeks, and during that time he was never heard to murmur or complain.

Just as spring is opening in all her beauty, there's a sadness cast over our

home. Carey's hands are not here to sow the seeds. With eyes blinded by

tears I ask, oh! why was he taken? But we must be submissive, for God makes

no mistakes. His little body was laid away in the new cemetery at Willow

Island Church in the cold, cold snow, awaiting father, mother, one brother and

five sisters to meet him in Heaven. Sleep Carey dear and take your rest, God

called you home, he thought it best. 'Twas bard indeed to part with thee, But

Christ's strong arm supporteth me. Mother.

c. Ethel Grace McTaggart, b. Jun 14 1888 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, d. Apr 7 1961 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

Always called Grace by the family.

White--McTaggart: the nuptials of Miss Ethel Grace MacTaggart of Eureka, W.Va.

and Mr. Winton Egbert White of Medina, Ohio were quietly celebrated Wednesday

afternoon at the residence of Rev. Moore, retired Baptist minister residing on

Avery street. The ring ceremony was used and the couple were unattended. The

bride was attractively attired in a stylish suit of navy blue, an early spring

model with which she wore a chic blue and taupe while other accessories were

of taupe color the costume being completed by a handsome fur scarf of black

Siberian Wolf. Mrs. Winton R. White is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.

MacTaggart of Eureka, WV and is possessed of a most interesting personality.

For the past few years she has been engaged in business in St. Marys, W.Va. The

groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Winton White of Ambrosia, W.Va. and is

a young man of superior qualities. He holds a responsible position with the

Henry Miller Furnace Company at Medina, Ohio. Both bride and groom have a

number of Parkersburg friends who will learn of their marriage with pleasure.

Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left on a north bound train

for Medina where they will reside. (Parkersburg Sentinel Apr 7, 1920.)

(obit) Mrs. Grace White, eldest daughter of the late W. P. and Ida Rhymer MacTaggart died early Friday morning at the home of her sisters Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Maud MacTaggart, 1104 28th Street, Parkersburg, following a short illness.

Born at Eureka June 14, 1888, she was a member of the Willow Island Baptist

Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and her

husband Winton E. White who died in 1946. Surviving are her daughter Mrs.

Rebecca Roberts, 121 Maple St., Belpre, OH, her brother G. C. MacTaggart, Eureka,

five sisters, Miss Maud MacTaggart, Mrs. Mary Day and Mrs. Laura Cunningham, all

of Parkersburg; Mrs. Dicie McAtee, Apt Q, 980292 Kam Highway, Alea, Oahu, Hawaii

and Mrs. Georgia Smith of Flushing, OH. Funeral services were held at 2:30

Sunday at the Ogdin funeral home with Rev. Oren D. Schaffer of the Belpre, OH,

Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Willow

Island Cemetery. (Apr 7, 1961). She married Winton Egbert White, married Apr 7 1920 in Parkersburg, WV, b. Nov 23 1882 in Mason co, OH, (son of C Winton White and unknown) d. Oct 24 1946 in Zanesville, OH, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Winton:

(obit) Winton E. White. Winton E. White, 63, of 425 Schaum Av., Zanesville, O., died yesterday at the Methesda hospital at Zanesville. He was a former resident of Parkersburg, and was employed with the Parkersburg Iron and Steel Co. He was a member of the North Parkersburg Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace McTaggert White; one daughter, Miss Rebecca Virginia White; a sister, Miss Lottoe White, Glenwood, W. Va., and three brothers, William White of Glenwood, Emmett White of Zanesville, and Joe White of Sheldon, Iowa. The body was removed to the Ogdin funeral home here, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home, with the Rev. T. B. Turley officiating. Interment will take place in the Willow Island cemetery, at Willow, W. Va.

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d. Maude McTaggart, b. Feb 14 1890 in Grant District, Pleasants co, WV, d. Feb 4 1977 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

Senior Citizen Maud MacTaggart

The St. Marys Woman's Club honors Miss Maud MacTaggart of Eureka who was born east of Eureka on February 14, 1890, to Ida Virginia MacTaggart and W. P. MacTaggart.

Her early childhood was spent on the same farm on which she was born until they moved into Eureka property.

Miss MacTaggart attended the Mount Olive school, in back of Eureka, from the first to the eighth grade, inclusive. That, in those days, was equivalent to a high school education. She remembers that her teachers were Brady Locke, brother Guy MacTaggart, cousin Frank MacTaggart, Ida Locke, Laura Page and Charlie Muldoon.

After completing her education, she stayed at home and helped keep house. When asked if there was any phase of housekeeping that she preferred, she immediately replied that she liked to wash clothes best. There wasn't any prettier sight than a nice long line of clean clothes and remembers that many times she would use homemade soap. At that time, her father had a washhouse attached to the property, but it was still necessary to haul and heat the water. She liked the job of canning all the fruits and vegetables for the family and helped her mother many times.

Miss MacTaggart was quite a help to her father as well, helping him raise hundreds of Rhode Island Red chickens from which she would gather the eggs and sell them. Especially in later years, she would help him in the garden, milked the cows and sold the cream. The job of using the cream separator twice a day didn't hold any fascinating for her because, not minding the cleaning and washing of it, it was a pretty hard job to "turn" it.

Over her lifetime she has pieced dozens of quilt tops and not long ago she parted with her favorite to her nephew, James C. McAtee. Not letting quilting alone be her only hobby, she is quite skillful in crocheting thread and has made of centerpieces. When asked who taught her the skill, she answered that she had known how to crochet for so long that she didn't know who taught her, she has manipulated the thread since a very young girl.

After her parents died, she went to live with a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sam McAtee, who over a period of years has lived in numerous places.

For eight years Miss MacTaggart held the job of inspector at the Yonkers Garment Factory in Parkersburg and the establishment is still operating.

After this position, she retired to make her home with her sister who lives on 28th Street in Parkersburg. She and her other sisters take their turns looking after the welfare of their brother Guy. After the arrival of one sister, she will return to Parkersburg, even though she has spent many years in the past in this area of Eureka.

While a t home she raised lots of flowers, but prefers to have only a few rose bushes today. She spends lots of her time in addition to quilting and crocheting making some of her own clothes.

Miss MacTaggart belongs to the Willow Island Baptist church and has held her membership in that particular church for 58 years, and for many years she held the position as Church Treasurer.

She spends lots of her spare time reading almost to the point anymore where she would rather read than do her chores. In Parkersburg she has a good neighbor who goes to the Carnegie Library about twice a weed and is kind enough to bring the books back to her. But in addition to books, she keeps up with the daily newspapers and all the current magazines. Also reading her Bible daily, having read through its' entirety three times, she supplements it with the Baptist devotional book - The Secret Place.

Miss MacTaggart is one of eight children, she herself having never married. She had two brothers and five sisters who are: Guy MacTaggart now residing in Eureka, Carey who was deceased at the age of 9, Grace Now Deceased as of 1961, Laura Virginia lives in Parkersburg, Mary with whom she lives in Parkersburg, Dicinda (Mrs. Sam McAtee) who lives in Lowell, Ohio, and Georgia (Mrs. Ralph Smith) who lives in Flushing, Ohio. (Newspaper clipping, 1969).

e. Laura Virginia McTaggart, b. Oct 28 1891 in Grant District, Pleasants co, WV, d. Aug 11 1973 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in IOOF cem, Parkersburg, WV.

Cunningham--MacTaggart The marriage of Miss Laura MacTaggart of

Eureka, W.Va, and Mr. Harry Cunningham of Parkersburg, will come as a complete

but delightful surprise to their many friends. The ceremony was performed at

Parkersburg, Wednesday, November 8th; Rev. G. E. Bartlett officiating. The

impressive ring ceremony was used. Only a few immediate relatives witnessed

the ceremony. Mrs. Cunningham is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MacTaggart of

Eureka, WV. She received her preliminary education in the graded schools,

later attending Marshall College and Mountain State Business College. For a

number of years she was employed as a successful teacher in the schools of

Pleasants county and for the past year has been employed as a stenographer in

Parkersburg. She was dressed in a lovely blue suit of late fall model with

which she wore a gray chaker, hat, gloves and other corresponding accessories.

Her flowers were Aaron Ward Roses and Valley Lilies. Mr. Cunningham is the

son of Mr. H. B. Cunningham of Parkersburg, and is a prominent young man of that

city. He now holds the responsible position as foreman of the Parkersburg

Iron and Steel Mill, where he has been employed for several years. Mr. and Mrs.

Cunningham will go to housekeeping immediately at 1026 Swan St., Parkersburg,

where Mr. Cunningham has a home already furnished for his bride. Their large

circle of friends will extend to them their best wishes. (Newspaper clipping). She married Harry Spates Cunningham, married Nov 8 1922 in Parkersburg, WV, b. Jun 2 1886 in Harrison co, VA (WV), (son of H B Cunningham and unknown) d. Jan 31 1978, buried in IOOF cem, Parkersburg, WV.

f. Mary McTaggart, b. Jun 29 1894 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Feb 15 1977 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

Day--MacTaggart-1923: The marriage of Miss Mary MacTaggart, of Willow Island,

and Mr. W. F. Day of Volcano will come as a complete surprise to their wide

circle of friends. The ceremony was performed on Thursday, May 17 by the Rev.

J. C. Killian of the First Baptist Church, Parkersburg, WV. The impressive ring

ceremony was used. Mrs. Day is the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.

MacTaggart of Willow Island. For several years she was been employed as a

successful teacher in the Pleasants county schools. Mr. Day is the only son of

Mr. and Mrs. John Day of Volcano, and is an oil operator. The bride was

attractively attired in a handsome spring suit of navy tricotine with which

she wore corresponding accessories of black. The happy couple will reside at

Volcano. (Newspaper clipping, May 17, 1923)

. She married William Franklin Day, married May 17 1923 in Parkersburg, WV, b. Nov 17 1897 in Pleasants co, WV, (son of John William Day and Mary _____) d. May 17 1930 in Cloverport, KY, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. William: Pvt. US Army, WW I.

(obit) The body of W. F. Day of Eaton, W. Va., was found Sunday under a bridge near Cloverport, Ky., where he had apparently been either thrown by a passing train or had jumped, relatives of this vicinity learned Sunday night. The body was being brought her yesterday from Cloverport and will be placed in the Leavitt Funeral home on arrival. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Day, one son, Glen Day and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Boston, all of Volcano.

(obit) Funeral services for William F Day, whose body was found beneath a railroad bridge in Cloverport, KY where he had been residing recently, were conducted this morning from his home at Volcano. Interment was made in the Willow cemetery. (May 17 1930).

g. Dicinda Davies McTaggart, b. Jan 8 1896 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, d. Mar 27 1971 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

Called "Dicie" by the family.

McAtee--McTaggart: A lovely autumn wedding was solemnized Friday at the home

of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cunningham, 1026 Swann Street, uniting Miss Dicie McTaggart,

who is a sister of Mrs. Cunningham and Samuel McAtee, both of Willow, W.Va. The

wedding took place at high noon, the Rev. J. E. Elliott of the Lauckport Baptist

church officiating in the presence of the immediate relatives, before an

improvised altar of ferns and flowers. The ring ceremony was used. The bride

was attractively attired in a gown of French blue crepe trimmed with pearls.

She wore a pearl necklace and carried a corsage of Aaron Ward roses and Lilies

of the valley. Following the marriage service, a dinner of pretty

appointments was served in the dining room which had been artistically

decorated with palms and flowers. The table was covered with a lovely cloth

of maderia and lace and was centered with an imposing wedding cake and at each

end of the table were yellow tapers in crystal holders. An elaborate dinner

was served after which the bride and groom departed on their honeymoon

westward, keeping their destination a secret. On their return they will

reside in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mrs. Samuel McAtee is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.

McTaggart of Willow I, W.Va, an attractive girl and possessing a winsome manner

which has won for her many friends. Mr. McAtee is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F.

McAtee also of Willow and a young man of sterling qualities. He is connected

with the Ohio Power Co. at Portsmouth, Ohio and the young couple will reside in

that city. (Parkersburg News, Nov 26, 1926)

(obit) Funeral services for Mrs. Dicinda McAtee, 75, of Washington Rt. 1 who

died Saturday at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital will be held today at 1 p.m.

at the Ogdin funeral home. The Rev. Gerald Brown and the Rev. Jams L. Kipp, Jr.

will officiate. Burial will be in the Willow Island cemetery. She was born

in Pleasants county daughter of the late William and Ida McTaggart. She was a

member of the Decatur Chapel Church. She is survived by her husband John S.

McAtee; one son James C. of Washington R 1, two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Louise

Larmoyeux of Bozeman, Mont., Mrs. Coleen June Ingram of Oakland, MD; four

sisters Miss Maude McTaggart, Mrs. Laura V Cunningham, Mrs. Mary Dall all of

Parkersburg, and Mrs. Georgia Smith of Flushing, OH; and eight grandchildren.

(Parkersburg News Mar 29, 1971)

. She married John Samuel McAtee, married Nov 26 1926 in Parkersburg, WV, b. Jul 17 1900 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV, (son of James Franklin McAtee and Anna Mace Schumann) d. Nov 29 1989 in Oakland, MD, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. John: G.C. MacTaggart and J. S. McAtee were in New Martinsville, Wednesday. Mrs. McAtee visited her sister, Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Viola Ruckman. Thursday morning the McAtees left by plane for the Hawiian Islands arriving there at noon Friday. Mr. McAtee will be engaged in construction work there. (Newapater Clipping, 1961)

(Obit) John S. McAtee. John Samuel McAtee, 89, formerly

of Washington, W. Va., died Wednesday morning at the home of

his daughter, Colleen Ingram, of 100 Naylor Drive, Oakland,

Md. He was born in Pleasants County, a son of the late

James Franklin and Anna Macey Schumann McAtee. He was a

member of the Willow Island Baptist Church. He was a

boilermaker on construction and formerly lived at

Washington, W. Va. He is survived by two daughters,

Patricia L. Larmoyeux of Billings, Mon., and Colleen Ingram

of Oakland, Md.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-

grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife,

Dicenda Davies MacTaggart McAtee; and one son. Services

will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Willow Island Baptist

Church with the Rev. Donald Whiteman and the Rev. Ron Branch

officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the

services. (Pleasants Co. Reader, Dec 2, 1989).

h. Georgia Helen McTaggart, b. Nov 7 1897 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, d. Jun 19 1986 in Flushing, OH, buried in Union cem, Flushing, OH.

(The following is her submission to the book "History of Pleasants County WV to 1980)

The McTaggart clan came to the Ohio Valley in 1823. Scottish Highlanders, William and Jane Reed McTaggart and their three children Eliza, Hugh and William came from Edinburgh, Scotland in a sailing vessel. Their home for a brief time was near Wheeling. A cousin, Archibald Henderson owned a large tract of land at what was later known as Salama.

William bought acreage from him and built an imposing house overlooking the Ohio river. Three more children were born : Edward, Margaret and Jane. He later sold the farm to a Mr. Friend Cochran. July 24, 1847 Hugh married Dicinda Deviese Phillips of Oak Grove. They bought a farm in the hills a mile from the river. Their children were: John - married Mary Jane Feeney; Isabel - married Turner Page; William - married Ida Rymer; Hugh- married Mary Ellen Ruckman. William and Ida were my parents. She was the daughter of Harrison and Jane Sharp Rymer. Their children were Guy - married Judith Ruckman; Maud - unmarried; Laura married Harry Cunningham, son Robert; Mary - married William Day, son Glen; Dicinda married Samuel McAtee - children Patricia, Colleen, James; Georgia - married Ralph Smith, son Daniel.

My father had attended Marietta College and was a lay preacher in the Baptist Church, but farming was his way of life. He bought acreage in three parcels adjoining his parents' farm and with the help of his brother Hugh, cleared the land. A sawmill produced enough lumber for the large home and all farm buildings and two cattle barns in the far pastures.

All fields were enclosed with split rail fences, some were "stake and rider." He raised beef cattle of the Hereford breed and some years sheep, when the market was good.

Fruit trees of many varieties and an orchard of 900 Rome Beauty apple trees surrounded the home. In April when the Orchard trees were in bloom it was truly "A thing of beauty."

In 1910 father formed a partnership with Mr. Hiram Carpenter for the management of the orchard and marketing. Their largest crop was 1918. Due to the war there was a manpower shortage and women from Belmont were hired to help. They graded and packed the apples in barrels, and sometimes picked apples from the lower limbs of the trees. We called them "Soldiers at Home," . . . the group included Alice Hammett, Mary Shingleton, Ione Dye, Sue Cantner and Nell Siepel. The barrels were hauled on horsedrawn wagons to Eureka where they were loaded in freight cars for shipment to market. Fred and Harry Delong were the teamsters who did the hauling.

In 1919 my father's dream of many years was realized. From Mr. Joseph Cochran he bought the farm at Salama where his Scottish grandparents had settled. The family moved there and on the fertile river land he grew "the tallest corn in the valley." Georgia M. Smith.

A wedding of unusual interest occurred Sunday afternoon November 17 at the home

of Mr. & Mrs. W. P. MacTaggart, of Eureka, West Virginia when their daughter, Miss

Georgia Helen became the bride of Mr. Ralph A. Smith of New Milford, Ohio. The

ceremony took place at the unusual hour of two o'clock and was performed

before an altar of ferns and white chrysanthemums. Rev. J. E. Elliott, of the

First Baptist church of St. Marys was the officiating minister. The ring

ceremony with its usual impressiveness was used. The little bride was

attractively attired in a handsome suit of plum broadcloth of an early winter

model. She wore a white georgette blouse, grey hat, shoes and gloves. Her

flowers were a corsage bouquet of Aaron Ward and cream Killarney roses. The

groom wore the conventional black. Following the ceremony a beautifully

appointed dinner was served in the dining room, which was made attractive with

clusters of white and yellow chrysanthemums and ferns. The table was

handsomely laid and had for a reception a mound of white lilies and pink

carnations. White chrysanthemums and ferns were used in abundance throughout

the other rooms. Mrs. Ralph A. Smith is the youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. P.

MacTaggart and is a young lady of much personal charm and accomplishment. She

is a graduate with highest honors of the St. Marys High School, class of 1917

and a student at Marshall College. She is a member of one of Pleasants

County's most prominent families and has a wide circle of friends. Mr. Smith

is the only son of Mr. & Mrs. D. H. Smith formerly of St. Marys, now of New Milford

Ohio. He is a graduate of the St. Marys High school, class of 1916 and also of

the Cincinnati College of Embalming and Undertaking 1918. He is a young man

of splendid characteristics and is held in high esteem by his many friends in

both business and social life. He is a well known among the younger set of

this city, having visited here previously. The happy couple left on the

evening train for a visit of several days with the grooms parents at New

Milford, Ohio. From there they will go to Pittsburgh, Pa. to reside where the

groom holds a position as an undertaker. Besides the members of the

MacTaggart family, the following persons were present--Mr. & Mrs. G. C. MacTaggart

of Eureka, Miss Nell Smith of New Milford, Ohio, Miss Nelle Reed of St. Marys,

Miss Alberta Henderson of Williamstown, and Mr. Clyde Carpenter of RavenRock. (Newspaper clipping)

(obit) Georgia Smith. Georgia M. Smith, 88 of Flushing, O. Died June 19 at home. She was born Nov 7, 1897, in Pleasants County, daughter of the late William and Ida Rymer McTaggart. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Flushing, and St. Marys Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A Smith, in 1959; a son, Daniel Williams; five sisters and two brothers. Surviving are four grandchildren, Jane Dubinsky and David Smith, both of Flushing, Nancy Bowers of Brunswick, Maine, and Daniel Smith of Zanesville, O.; and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 22, at the Warren Funeral Home in Flushing, and burial followed in Union Cemetery n Flushing.

. She married Ralph A Smith, married Nov 17 1918 in Pleasants co, WV, b. May 17 1893 in St Marys, WV, (son of Daniel Horace Smith and Grace Lytton Hull) d. Feb 10 1959 in Flushing, OH, buried in Union cem, Flushing, OH. Ralph: (obit) Ralph A Smith, 65, owner and operator of Smith grocery store at Flushing, OH,

died unexpectedly Tuesday Feb 10 at his home. He was born at St. Marys, OH,

May 17 1893, a son of the late Danied and Grace Hull Smith, and before

operating his own store, was manager of the M & K store at Flushing for many

years. He had resided in Flushing for 39 years. He was a director at the

People Saving and Loan co. at Flushing. Mr. Smith had resided in St. Marys, WV,

a number of years before going to Flushing, Mr. Smith was a member and trustee

of the Flushing Methodist Church; secretary of the Sunday School for 36 years,

charter member of the Flushing Rotary Club; member of the Flushing Lodge

AF&AM and Council of St. Clairsville Scottish Rite at Cambridge. He was

a past Worthy Patron of the Flushing Order of Eastern Star, chapter 369. He

was united in marriage on Nov 17, 1918 to Miss Georgia MacTaggart of Eureka,

who survives with a son Daniel W Smith of Flushing, three grandchildren; a

sister, Miss Nellie M. Smith of Ravanna, OH. Funeral services were conducted

Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the Romich-Warren funeral home with internment in the

Flushing Union Cemetery. (Feb 10, 1959)

Directors Pass Resolution Honoring Late Ralph A. Smith.

Resolution

Mr. Ralph A. Smith, a Director of The Peoples Savings and Loan Company of Flushing, Ohio, and a highly esteemed citizen of our village, passed away at his home on Northwest Street, Flushing, Tuesday morning February 10, 1959.

We, as a Board, deeply regret the passing of one of our members whose place will be hard to fill. For the past sixteen years he has been faithful to his duties on the Board and realizing the responsibilities connected therewith. He has served on the Auditing Committee of the Board and could be counted upon at all times to perform his work honestly and to the best of his ability. Nothing more could be asked.

Mr. Smith was not only a faithful member of our Board but a constant worker in civic affairs of the village. The Methodist Church of Flushing will greatly miss him as his official capacities of that organization were not only in church but for many years served as Secretary of the Sunday School.

To his loving wife and fine son, Daniel, and the daughter-in-law and grandchildren, we extend our heartfelt and profound sympathy and respect.

Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Peoples Savings and Loan Company of Flushing, Ohio, that we publicly express our appreciation of the many acts and services of Ralph A. Smith and our sorrow at his passing.

Resolved, further, that these resolutions be spread upon our minutes, published in the Freeport Press, and a copy mailed to his family.

2. Wesley Morgan Rymer, b. Jun 11 1857 in St Marys, VA (WV), d. Sep 14 1862 in Carthage, WV, buried in Old St Marys cem, St Marys, WV. Died of diptheria.

3. Frank M Rymer, b. Nov 24 1858 in St Marys, VA (WV), d. Feb 10 1860 in Pleasants co, VA (WV), buried in St Marys cem, St Marys, WV.

4. Henry Harrison Rymer, Jr., b. Sep 26 1860 in Pleasants co, VA (WV), d. Nov 27 1860 in Pleasants co, VA (WV), buried in Old St Marys cem, St Marys, WV. Death Record: Henry H Rymer, Jr, died Nov 27 1860 at Pleasants Co, cause unknown, age 2m,1day. Informant Jane A, mother.

D. Samuel A Sharp, b. 1831 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. 1850.

Sam did not appear on the 1860 census, nor did I ever find

another record of him. At the time that the gravemarker for David Sharp was discovered, there was

also a skeleton body that had washed from the area onto the side of a new road

that had just been cut through that area. The body was sent to Charleston

and on to West Virginia University. It was suggested at the time that it may

be the body of an Indian; however Sam and David both appeared in the 1850

census as the last accounting of them. It is my belief that the body was

Sam--that they both died and were buried in the private cemetery near Willow

Island. Why there was a marker for David and none for Sam still is a mystery. (Note by Nina Hammett).

E. David Morgan Sharp, b. May 2 1832 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Feb 21 1851 in Wood co, VA (WV), buried in Old Sharp farm, Pleasants co, WV. Burial: Old Sharp Cemetery on Private Road from Power Plant at Willow Island. Gravemarker: David Morgan son of Drusilla W Sharp and George Arnold Sharp, Feb 21, 1851, age 18 years.

F. Spencer Jamison Sharp, b. Jan 1 1834 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Nov 16 1892 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in Henry Camp cem, Pleasants co, WV. Still living at home in 1870. Served as circuit court juror for winter term, 1882. Private, Co. "A", 26th Va. Inf. (Conf.) Enlisted 7/11/1863, discharged 6/1/1865

Recipt, November 2, 1813. Received of Spencer J Sharp the

just and full sum of Five Hundred and fifty dollars in hand

paid for Ida V Rymer's interest in the estate of George A

Sharp, deceased, being lot No 4 as will be found in the

Clerks office of the County of Pleasants in the state of

West Virginia, witnessed my hand and seal, teste Ida V

Rymer.

Served as circuit court juror for winter term, 1882.

Private, Co. "A" 26th Virginia Infantry in Civil War (Confederate). Enlisted Jul 11, 1863, discharged June 1865. Also shown in the 191st West Virginia Militia. (Union)

(obit) It becomes our sorrowful duty to announce the

sudden death of Spencer J Sharp, which occurred at his residence in Grant District on Wednesday evening, the 16th inst. of pneumonia. Mr. Sharp had been

sick but a few days and his death was unexpected. He was an old resident of

this county, having lived here all of his life which was about sixty years. He

leaves a wife and family.

(obit) It becomes my sad duty to write in memory of one

who is near and dear to us, who departed this life November

16, 1892 at 11 o'clock AM of typhoid pneumonia, Spencer J

Sharp, in his 59th year of age. He leaves a wife and four

little children to mourn their sad loss, but their loss is

his gain. Rev D H Davis of the Methodist Protestant Church

conducted the funeral services at the house. There was a

large concourse of weeping and sorrowing friends. His

summons was so sudden that he was not permitted to

utter a syllable of dying testimony, it was not needed as

the evidence of the

last six years of consistent living gave fullest assurance

of his readiness to

depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Oh, how we

missed him at

church last Sunday, his place was vacant. In the home there

is a vacant chair

which can never be filled. Yes, Uncle Spence has gone, the

angel band did

come and bear him away at last, he can now sing safe in the

arms of Jesus.

His Niece. (probably Ida V Rymer) (St.. Marys Oracle, Nov

26, 1892)

. He married Sarah Ann Stewart, married Oct 15 1878 in Pleasants co, WV, b. Nov 15 1846 in Warren, Marion co, MO, (daughter of William Henry Stewart and Mahala Butler) d. Jan 15 1941 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Sarah: Listed as the owner of the Sharp farm in the 1911 map of Henry Camp.

Listed as the owner of the Sharp farm in 1911 map of Henry Camp.

(obit) Sarah Ann (Stewart) Sharp was born at Warren, Mo, Nov 16, 1846, and

departed this life January 15, 1941, aged 94 years, 2 months. She was united

in marriage to Spencer J. Sharp on October 15th 1878. To this union were born

four children, Emma D. Hammett, Belmont; Robert, deceased; George S. of Layman O.

and John E. of Cumberland, MD. Her husband departed this life on Nov 16,

1892. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and two great grand children.

Mother Sharp has been a kind and loving mother grandmother and great grand

mother. She was a devout Christian her entire life and a member of the

Methodist Episcopal Church South.

(obit) Mrs. Anna Sharp, Belmont's oldest resident died at her home at 9:45 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15, 1941, aged 94 years and 2 months. Funeral services

will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment at

the Willow Island Cemetery. (Died at home of granddaughter, Pearl Hammett

Fauss.)

1. Emma Drusilla Sharp, b. Aug 15 1879 in Old Sharp farm, Pleasants co, WV, d. Nov 2 1972 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

At 7:30 Wednesday evening, October 10, Miss Emma Sharp and Mr. Arch Hammett

were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. The bride was dressed in white

organdy and the groom in conventional black. The wedding took place at the

residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Anna Sharp, in the presence of relatives

and invited guests. The happy couple were made one by the Rev. Mr. Hammond, of

the M.E. Church, formerly pastor of the St. Marys circuit, but now of Reedy,

Roane county. The ceremony was followed by many congratulations from

relatives and friends, all of which were graciously received by the bride and

groom. Next in order came the wedding supper, with the table groaning under

its' load of good things. We all felt hat it was good to be there. Presents

too numerous to mention were received by the bridal pair. At 9:00 o'clock the

Eureka Silver Cornet Band put in an appearance and rendered some fine music,

after which its members were conducted to the dining room and treated to a

delicious feast. This ended an evening long to be remembered by all who

participated in the joys of the occasion. May joy, peace and prosperity

be the portion of the happy pair.

(obit) Mrs. Arch Hammett. Funeral services for Mrs. Arch (Emma) Hammett, 93 of

Belmont, who died Thursday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Roland E

Fauss of Belmont, were conducted Monday at the residence of her daughter. The

Rev. Hollie Thompson officiated and interment was in the Willow Island

Cemetery. She was born in Belmont, Aug 15, 1879, daughter of the late Spencer

J. and Sara Ann Sharp and was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church.

She was a charter member of the WSCS, a member of the Woman's Bible Class and

the Belmont Woman's Club. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by one

son, Arch Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, George S. Sharp of Sidney, O;

two grandsons, Mahlon L. Fauss of Williamstown and Arch Hammett III of Muscoda,

Wisc; three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert B. Ingram of Warren O, Mrs. Floyd Gordon

of Big Timber, Mont, and Mrs. Ronald Cornor of Kalua, Hawaii, and nine

great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arch Hammett.

The Ogdin Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of arrangements.

. She married Archie Bela Hammett, married Oct 10 1900 in Belmont, WV by A. M. Hammand, b. Mar 4 1874 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, (son of John James Hammett and Evelina E Ward) d. Jan 5 1962 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Archie: (obit) Archie Bela Hammett, Sr., 87, a resident of Belmont, Jan 4. He was

born at Belmont March 4, 1874, a son of the late John J and Eva Ward Hammett.

A former postmaster of Belmont, he was a retired merchant and a member of the

Belmont Lions Club and Belmont Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Emma Sharp Hammett; two children, Arch Hammett, Jr., of Mr. Edgesumbe, Alaska,

and Mrs. Roland Fauss of Belmont; five grandchildren, and three great-grand

children. Funeral services were held at his home Jan 8 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev

Herman Ross and Rev Everett Clegg officiating. Burial was made in the Willow

Island cemetery. (Jan 5, 1962)

Born and died at home. Worked for Hope Gas co., drove a school bus, was

postmaster at Belmont, WV from Mar 9 1936 to Aug 31 1950 when he retired.

(note on names of Archie Sr, Jr, and the 3rd, from Nina) "The name varies on different records. The earliest is the record of Eva Ward Hammett's father "Bela Ward." Eva was the mother of Arch Sr, therefore the name carried on thru the generations with spellings appearing differently on different records. Archie Beale Hammett, Sr, Archie Beale Hammett, Jr., and Arch Hammett, III. Archie (Jr) never liked his name so he changed it to Arch in the early years dropping the middle name. He wanted Arch III to carry the initial "B" but no name recorded. So I have tried to record it as recorded in legal documents. A real Mess!").

a. Pearl Irene Hammett, b. Jan 22 1903 in Old Sharp farm, Pleasants co, WV, d. Sep 6 1981 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Died at home.

I was born Pearl Hammett, daughter of Arch and Emma Sharp

Hammett. I have one brother, Arch Hammett, Jr.

Our father and mother were married October 10, 1900. Our

father was born in Belmont on March 4, 1874. Mother was

born at the Sharp family home on the Tate farm, one mile

back of Belmont, on August 15, 1879. I was born in the same

house January 22, 1903. I attended Mt. Olive School first

and second grade. That school was closed in 1912. We moved

to Belmont where our folks lived all their lives.

On December 23, 1922 I married Roland Fauss, son of Chris

and Emma Leonhart Fauss. We have two children, Mahlon L

Fauss and Evangeline Fauss. Both children are married.

Our father worked for Hope Gas Company for several years.

In January 1936 he became Postmaster at Belmont, with a

general store. He retired September 1950 due to ill health.

I was commissioned the Postmistress at his retirement. With

the influence of the Lions and Woman's Clubs we got a new

Post Office. We moved to the new office October 1963. I

retired June 14, 1968, after serving seventeen years and

nine months. Roland worked 37 1/2 years for Hope Gas

Company. He retired December 1960.

For the last 19 years Roland has transferred dry cleaning

from Belmont and St. Marys to the Vogue Laundry and Cleaning

Plant in Belmont also owned by our son.

I am a Methodist, a charter member of the United Methodist

Women of the Belmont Methodist Church, a charter member of

the Belmont Woman's Club and a charter member of the St.

Marys Business and Professional Women's Club.

Submitted by Pearl Fauss. Printed in the History of

Pleasants Co., West Virginia to 1980.

. She married Roland Emory Fauss, married Dec 23, 1922 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, b. Mar 18 1900 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, (son of Christian J Fauss and Emma Leonhart) d. Mar 17 1986 in Marietta, OH, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

b. Archie Beale Hammett Jr, b. Dec 29 1918 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV. photos, vidios

(From Vienna, Virginia 1794 - Vienna, West Virginia 1994 by

Nina Hammett)

Arch Bela Hammett, Jr., was born at Belmont, WV on 29

December 1918, the son of A. B. Hammett, Sr., and Emma

Druscilla Sharp. He is a descendant of George Hammett,

Revolutionary War soldier, whose son William Hammett roamed

from Leesburg, VA, in the early 1800's with his brothers

Giles, George, and Samuel, to Wood County. William operated

a cabinet shop at the Point in Parkersburg, and provided

most of the caskets in the area, while his wife was a

milliner. He also descends from Spencer S. Sharp, another

Revolutionary War soldier who settled in Wood County about

1806. Both ancestors have many descendants in the area.

Arch attended grade school in Belmont, and while there

received the first Golden Horseshoe pin awarded in Pleasants

County. In St.. Marys High School he was on the football

team, an officer of his class, and a member of the National

Honor Society. In 1941 to 1945 he was in the Army serving

with the West Virginia National Guard 201st Infantry,

Company I, the last two years as First Sergeant.

He attended Marietta College, National Institute of

Drycleaning, and the University of Alaska. He was at one

time part-owner of the Home Laundry and Empire Dry Cleaning

Company. In 1950, with his nephew, Mahlon Fauss, he opened

the Vogue-Swift Cleaners in Marietta, OH, providing services

for Vienna customers.

In 1960 he joined the U.S. Public Health Service in Alaska

as Hospital Laundry Manager, and in 1966 he became

Administrative Officer in the USPHS Office of Environmental

Health, with responsibility covering the State of Alaska.

He retired in 1978, moved to Orange Park, FL for three years

and then returned to Vienna in 1981.

Arch has been active in civic affairs. In his early days in

Vienna he was a member of the Vienna Lions Club, the Vienna

Jr. Chamber of Commerce, and later the Vienna Civitan Club.

At the time the members were grubbing poison ivy from the

land which became Jackson Park. He was Lt. Governor of the

Civitans until his move to Alaska.

While living in Alaska he was again active in Lions Club,

becoming Governor of District 49, which included all of

Alaska and western Canada. He also served as Special

Representative Lions International, President Federal Credit

Union, President Service Activities of Federal Employees,

President Toastmasters, and Worthy Patron OES. He served as

Trustee of Lions District 49 Eye Bank, and was appointed by

Alaska Governor Egan as a member of the Alaska Committee for

Public Library Services. He is a member of Masonic

Organizations: Mt. Olivet Lodge #3, Nemesis Shrine in

Parkersburg, Lodge No. 1662 BOE in Sitka, AK. Since

returning to Vienna he is (1994) serving as President of the

Vienna Lions Club, the organization which is sponsoring the

Vienna Bicentennial Time Capsule. A favorite hobby is

amateur radio operator.

(obit) Arch Hammett Jr. Arch B. Hammett Jr., 81, of Vienna died Oct. 31, 2000, at the Willows Care Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Belmont, a son of the late Arch B. Hammett Sr. and Emma Sharp Hammett. He attended school in Belmont and was a 1937 graduate of St. Marys High School, was a member of the Knights Of The Golden Horseshoe, attended the National Institute of Dry Cleaning, Marietta College and the University of Alaska.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 201st Infantry for four years, most of which was served in the Alaska Theater. He was a partner in Home Laundry, Empire Cleaners and Vogue Swift Cleaners until 1960, when he moved to Alaska with the U.S. Public Health Service as an administrative officer, retiring in 1978.

He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 3, Scottish Rite Bodies, Nemesis Shrine. 50-year member of the Lions Club, and was a former Lions Govenor of Alaska Yukon District. He was a Methodist. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, ham radio operator and airplane pilot.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nina K. Mulligan Brooks Hammett of Vienna; two daughters, Kathryn Gordon of McCall, Idaho, and Marjorie Curner of Santa Ana, Calif.; one son, Arch B. Hammett III of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Pearl Hammett Fauss.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Bishop James Robrecht and the Rev. Edward D. Bayer officiating. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Friday until time of service. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 536, Parkersburg, W.Va. 26102

. He married Nina Kathryn Mulligan, married Mar 31 1941 in Parkersburg, WV, b. May 20 1921 in Parkersburg, WV, (daughter of Charles Michael Mulligan and Norma Ione Brooks) d. Sep 19 2008 in Ontario, OR. Nina: Moved to Vienna in 1924, attended Vienna School, Neale Jr. High School, Parkersburg High School, Marietta College, the University of Alaska, and the University of Washington College of Library Science. She worked with her husband in his business and after moving to Alaska, worked for the Federal Government in BIA, USPHS, USGS, and HUD, beginning as a Library Assistant and advancing to Administrative Officer in both USGS and HUD. While working for HUD she was selected as the 1976 Outstanding Employee of the year.

In Vienna she was a charter member of the Vienna Woman's Club, a member of the Vienna Garden Club, the Wayside Methodist Church Ladies Aid Society, Beta Sigma Phi, and the Ladies Oriental Shrine. In Alaska she continued her membership in Beta Sigma Phi, was President, and in 1975 was the Girl of the Year. She became active in family research and since retiring and moving back to Vienna, she has published two books and numerous local family pamphlets. She continues to do research and write professionally. She is also active in various patriotic and historical societies, the DAR, Colonial Dames XVII Century, Mayflower Society, Daughters of 1812, Ohio First Families, Belpre Historical Society, and the West Augusta Historical and Genealogical Society, having served as an officer in most of them. She has been a member of the Cotillion Dance Club and remains active in Coterie.

(She did almost all the genealogical research for this book.)

Yes we were in Alaska during the 1964 earthquake. Our two daughters were attending Marietta College and Archie was in Sheldon Jackson Junior College at Sitka, Alaska. He was also working at the local radio station in Sitka. I had gone to Wrangell to visit with friends for the weekend. My friends were teachers at the BIA boarding grade school there. Of course all the students were Indian or Eskimo and came from all over the state, so we spent most of our time entertaining them in hopes they wouldn't learn of the disaster until we had more definite information. Arch was still in Sitka and every one was watching the ocean because of tidal waves. He said the water would fluctuate about 16 ft. back and forth. There was no local damage. Of course the BIA High School was on Mt. Edgecumbe, the island across the bay from Sitka where we lived. The damage in Anchorage was unbelievable and when we moved there in 1968 we were very careful about buying a home because of damage and location. There were still many scars from the quake. The building I worked in later was on the fault and had moved a number of feet. (Her note, 4/17/00)

I was at a sorority meeting one night when a light quake hit. We were sipping a homemade drink and thought it sure was potent. Girls who had been thru the "big one" were terrified, hurried to put on their boots and run. Most of the girls had been there at that time and stories were plentiful. We have been thru a number of quakes and hurricanes and I have to say I prefer the former. In hurricanes you get ready and wait and wait and wait. But quakes happen unexpectedly. One new Year's eve while in Anchorage, I was in the rec room pressing some clothes for Arch to wear to a party and he was in the shower. When it hit, the hanging lights were swinging, water was sloshing from the fish tank, and I ran upstairs to see if Arch was alright, when I happened to think of the iron on the ironing board. So I hurried back to unplug it and put it on the floor. All of this happened in 30 seconds - the longest thirty seconds of my life. We settled down, dressed, and went to a friend's house to a cocktail party and then over to the Officer's Club at Elmendorf Air Force Base, to party more and have breakfast. People in Anchorage were so accustomed to being shaken a little that it didn't stop any social activities. (Her note)

Obit

Nina Kathryn Mulligan/Brooks Hammett, formerly of Vienna, passed away in Ontario, Ore., Sept. 19, 2008, following a short illness. She was 87.

Born in Parkersburg on May 20, 1921, to Norma Ione and Charles Michael Mulligan, she attended local schools and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1938. On March 31, 1941, she married Arch B. Hammett Jr., and they remained devoted to one another for almost 60 years until his death in 2000. Education was imortant to Nina and she extended hers with course work at Marietta College until the family moved to Alaska. She continued to further her education at local colleges there as well as the University of Washington. Nina and Arch later moved to Jacksonville, Fla., and then returned after retirement to Vienna. While living in Vienna, Nina was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Parkersburg. Following Arch's death, Nina live wtih her daughter, Marjorie, in Santa Ana, Calif., for seven years. She recently moved to Ontario, Ore., close to daughter, Kathryn and her family. Local orgainization benefited from her work wherever she lived and she mad many friends through these activities. Nina particularly loved to work with genealogy. She had put together several family history books and kept detailed records of her family history.

Nina is survived by her children, Kathryn (Floyd) Gordon of Payette, Idaho, Marjorie (Ronald) Corner of Santa Ana, Calif., and Arch (Holly) Hammett of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren Stacy (Garrett) Jacoby, Paul (Tiana) Gordon, Dawn (Mark) Woodward, Glen Gordon, Tammy (Philip) Fruge', Laura (David) Tompkins, Brian (Stacie) Corner and Rob (Robin) Hammett; 14 great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews and their spouses; and several friends of her children who looked to her as a second mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arch Hammett Jr.; her parents; her sisters, Norene Kelley and Norma Jean Fitch ; and two great-grandaughters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Bishop James Robrecht officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m today and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

2. Robert Arnold Sharp, b. Jun 9 1882 in Grant District, Pleasants co, WV, d. Jan 30 1901 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Henry Camp cem, Pleasants co, WV.

A FATAL ACCIDENT Robert A Sharp Killed in a Peculiar

Manner. Robert A. Sharp met with a fatal accident at his home near the head

of McElroy Run on Wednesday evening. While driving a wagon around the stable

the wheels struck a rock, suddenly loosening the rubber bar, which was a piece

of heavy iron pipe. The bar flying up struck young Sharp in the back of the

head at the base of the brain, rendering him unconscious. He was carried to

the house and a physician, Dr. Ross, of Schultz , summoned but nothing

could be done, and the unfortunate young man died late in the evening. An

examination showed no bones broken, but that death was due to concussion of

the brain. The deceased was nineteen years old, highly respected and a son of

the late Spencer (Jamison) Sharp. The funeral took place on Friday, services being held

at the home of the deceased mother, and the interment taking place at the

Henry Camp Cemetery. (Newspaper clipping)

"Bob came into the house this day

as his mother, Sarah Ann, had just made a new jelly. She told him they had to

eat the old first. He went back into the field, the accident occurred and he

died that evening. Since then the family always eats the new jelly." (Remembrance of his sister, Emma Drusilla Sharp).

3. George Shelton Sharp, b. Jun 10 1884 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, d. Jan 30 1974 in Sidney, OH, buried in Cedar Point cem, Sidney, OH. A very religious man, sold his section of the Sharp farm to Monroe for $1500, far below its value even after being offered far more by family members because he had "given his word." He married Lillie Dye, married Dec 28 1910 in Pleasants co, WV by W.C. Cochran, b. 1883 in French Creek, Pleasants co, WV, (daughter of Martha Nuzum and William Dye) d. 1969 in Sidney, OH, buried in Sidney, OH.

a. Donald Bernard Sharp, b. Dec 27 1911 in Pleasants co, WV. He married Pearl Crager, b. Oct 12 1912.

b. Carl E Sharp, b. Sep 1913 in Pleasants co, WV. He married Ethel Thomas, b. Oct 1909 in Newport, OH (?), (daughter of Frank Thomas and unknown). Ethel: dau of Frank Thomas.

c. George Luther Sharp, b. Nov 24 1922 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV. He married Betty Crabtree, b. Sep 11 1927 in Sidney, OH, (daughter of Herbert Crabtree and Mable Gates).

4. John Edwin Sharp, b. Nov 6 1889 in Grant District, Pleasants co, WV, d. May 13 1945 in Memorial Hosp, Cumberland, MD, buried in Rose Hill cem, Cumberland, MD. Changed middle name to Edward.

Wednesday evening Mr. John Sharp and Miss Okie Vering were quietly married at

the residence of the brides father, in Davis, W VA. Rev. Deitrick of the

Lutheran church officiated. Mr. Sharp is employed with the Gas Co. at Thomas

and is much respected by all who know him. Miss Vering is one of Davis' most

esteemed young ladies. We are pleased to learn they will make their future

home in Thomas and wish them joy and happiness o'er life's matrimonial sea.

(obit) John Edward Sharp, 55, of Baltimore, Md., formerly

associated with the Footer Dye Works (here in Cumberland) later manager of

the local NYA shops, died at 2:30 Sunday, May 13, in the Memorial Hospital,

where he was admitted April 13. A native of Belmont, WVa. Mr. Sharp came to Cumberland from Davis, WVa, and took an active part in the management of Footer Dye Works for about twenty years. Later he became manager of the NYA shops on Paca St., and in 1942 was transferred to Baltimore, to become shop manager there. When the NYA was discontinued Mr. Sharp became associated with the geophysics division of the bureau of mines.

Mr. Sharp was a member of the Chosen Friends Lodge, No 34 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Center street Methodist Church. He was a son of the late Spencer J. Sharp and Sarah Ann Stewart Sharp. He is survived by his widow, Okie Viering Sharp; two daughters, Mrs. John A. Abbot, Jr.

and Mrs. James Alfred Avirett, both of Cumberland; one son John E. Sharp, Jr., on

active duty with the Navy. Five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Arch Hammett

of Belmont, WVa, one brother George S. Sharp of Sidney, Ohio.

The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 PM at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James

Avirett. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Those from out of town attending

the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Sharp of Sidney, O; Mrs. Roland Fauss and

son Mahlon of Belmont; Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Rease, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Campbell and

Lester Viering, all of Davis; Capt. John A. Abbot, Jr., Craig Field, Selina,

Okla.; Comdr. John W. Avirett USNR, Washington, DC; Mrs. John Abbott Sr. of

Hagerstown, Md.; Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Lee, Dr. Joel Schwartz, Siegfred J. Hemburger,

Hugo Kuehn, Hilda Macky and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Protzman all of Baltimore

. He married Okie C Viering, married Jun 14 1914 in Davis, Tucker, WV, b. 1890 in Pennsylvania, (daughter of Fred W Viering and Caroline R _____) d. 1981 in Cumberland, MD. Okie: Her father died in a train wreck and Aunt Oakie cried when she heard the song "Casey Jones."

a. John Edwin Sharp, Jr, b. Jul 22 1914 in Cumberland, MD. He married Emma.

b. Carolyn Sharp, b. Jan 17 1917 in Cumberland, MD. She married John Abbott, Jr, married in Duke University.

c. Salena Sharp, b. Jun 17 1918 in Cumberland, MD.

Salena Sharp is prominent in the music circles of Allegany because of her outstanding vocal ability. Salena is a member of the Girl's Hi-Y and was elected secretary to that organization for her senior year. She is secretary of the Choral Club and is a soprano in the octet. While in Junior High School she took a leading part in "Paints and Patches." Miss Sharp had developed her dramatic talents by her active participation in Alpha Delta Kappa for three years. She appeared in Allegany's last musical comedy, "My Maryland." Salena is a news reporter on the Alcohi Mirror staff and is a member of the staff of the yearbook, the "Allegannac." She has had a high scholastic honor rating as a student all through her high school career. (undated from the Mirror). She married James Avirett, b. in Cumberland, MD.

G. Martha Virginia Sharp, b. Nov 18 1835, d. Nov 8 1842.

H. John Dudley Sharp, b. Mar 7 1838 in Grant District, Wood co, VA (WV), d. Sep 14 1882 in Henry Camp, Pleasants co, WV, buried in Riverview cem, Williamstown, WV.

St. Marys Oracle, Mar 2 1882: J D Sharp two little boys have Scarlet Fever

(obit) As we go to press, the sad intelligence reaches us of the death of John D.

Sharp, who died at his late residence on Henry Camp in this county, at one

o'clock AM this (Thursday) morning. The deceased was well and favorably known

throughout the county. He as been a long and continuous sufferer from some

intricate disease, which has baffled the skill of the best physicians of this

county. An autopsy will be held Friday morning beginning at 8 o'clock,

conducted by Drs. Hart of Marietta, Gale of Newport, Watson and Bradford of St.

Marys. The deceased leaves a wife and two children who have the profound

sympathy of the entire community, in this, their sad bereavement

The autopsy on the remains of J. D. Sharp, held last Friday be Dye, Watson,

Bradford, Hart and Gale, resulted as usual in such cases; in the disagreement

in the technical name of the disease. Neither of the physicians had either

seen or heard of a case like it. The liver was contracted to about one third

its normal size; also the stomach was somewhat contracted, although the latter

was otherwise normal. The omentum about thirty feet in length, was somewhat

diseased its entire length. All the fatty substance was either consumed or

semiosfied, being in texture between gristle and bone. Its color was that of

mulberry, and flesh color. It had grown fast to the back in several places,

and was from 1/4 to 1/2 inches in thickness. As to these conditions we

believe the physicians concurred, but differed as to the name, other than a

diseased omentum. Three of the physicians had attended him during his

illness, and of course were anxious to establish their respective theories.

The case was certainly a remarkable one. The patient, previous to his death,

stipulated that the autopsy might be held with the understanding that no

portion of his body should be removed; otherwise ? loss of the omentum might

have been taken and subjected to a more critical examination. (St. Marys

Oracle, Sep 21 1882, pg 3)

(Note, Aug, 2001) A surgeon and pathologist reviewed the above and had the following comments:

"This is a totally inadequate pathology report by today's standards. The fact that he had a contracted (shrunken) liver suggests chronic hepatitis associated with or caused by pancreatitis. The massive enlargement of the omentum (about 15 times its normal length) suggests secondary inflammation within the abdomen - specifically, fatty tissue. This is supported by the omentum being adherent to "the back" or posterior peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity).

"Long term chronic pancreatitis can be caused by either stones or calculi in the biliary tree (the bile ducts from the gallbladder and liver to the small bowel and also the pancreatic duct from the pancreas to the small bowel) OR chronic alcoholism. There could be other causes, but either of these is the most likely."

My mother told a story many times about John D. Sharp having an accident while chopping wood. He accidentally chopped into his leg and began to bleed. His son, George Arthur Sharp, who was eight years old at the time, rode bareback on their horse to the river to summon the doctor who was on the other side of the Ohio river. He rang the bell to summon the ferry and sent the message for the doctor to come. By the time they got back to John he had died from blood loss.

I have asked every one I could about this story and no one had heard it about any of the relatives in WV. I have no idea where it came from. A possible explanation is that J.D. did die from alcoholism and this was the "cover" story passed down in the family. This has to assume the physicians who did the autopsy

did not recognize the symptoms of alcoholism. (Note by George A. Sharp, III)

On roster of enlisted men in the 191st WV Militia, Capt. George W. Rigs' Company.

Referred to as "Dudd" Sharp in Ann Marshal Devol's diary.

. He married Sarah Caroline McKinney, married Nov 26 1872 in Wood co, WV, b. Sep 21 1848 in Ritchie co, VA (WV), (daughter of David McKinney and Sarah M Henderson) d. Feb 17 1917, buried in Riverview cem, Williamstown, WV. Sarah: "Carrie"

Her sister, Hannah, married Giles Hammett.

1. George Arthur Sharp, b. Apr 22 1874 in Williamstown, Wood co, WV, d. Oct 23 1947 in St. Michaels, MD, buried Oct 25 1947 in Olivet cem, St Michaels, MD.

My best wishes to that fine fellow G. A. Sharp, who went on the retired list today. MR. Sharp worked for the Hope Natural Gas Company here for close to 30 years, and it won't seem natural for me to walk into the Hope office every day and not hear him say, "Well, any fights or fires today?" He'll have a lot of time now to beat Ike McMullen playing golf, and Mr. Sharp when you get tired of that and loafing in that "rocking chair" at Jim Frame's Store, just come over to the Review office and loaf with me as long as you want to. (Newspaper clipping)

(obit) George A. Sharp well known former resident of Sistersville died at his home in

St. Michael's MD early Thursday morning. He was a former secretary of Phoenix

Lodge No 73 AF&AM and was an employee of the Hope Gas Co. for 30 years. He is

survived by his wife, Nettie; two daughters, Miss Dorothy Sharp and Mrs. F. B.

Shinn of St. Michaels and two sons, Alfred Sharp of Lynnbrook NY and George

Sharp, Jr. of Erie, PA. Funeral services will be held in St. Michael's. (Oct

1947)

obit) George A. Sharp, formerly of Sistersville, W. Va. Passed away suddenly at his home in St. Michaels on Thursday morning, October 23rd. Surviving him is his wife, Mrs. Nettie Kepler Sharp, two daughters, Mrs. F. B. Shinn and Miss Dorothy Sharp of St. Michaels; two sons, Alfred K. Sharp, of Lynbrook, Long Island, N. Y., and George A. Sharp, Jr., of Erie, Pa.; four grandchildren, Mrs. George Botta of Brooklyn, N. Y., George A. Sharp, III and Jean Sharp of Erie, Pa., and William B. Sharp of Lynbrook, Long Island, N. Y.; and one great-granddaughter, Carolyn Lucille Botta, of Brooklyn, N. Y.

Mr. Sharp was born in Williamstown, W. Va., son of John and Caroline Sharp, and was married in 1899 to Miss Nettie J. Kepler, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Kepler of Oakland, Md. Mr. Sharp was a former secretary of Phoenix Lodge, No. 73, F. F. & A. M., and was an employee of the Standard Oil Co. in Sistersville, W. Va., for thirty years. Since his retirement, ten years ago, has made his home in St. Michaels.

Funeral was conducted in Sardis* Methodist Church, St. Michaels, on Saturday afternoon, October 25th, at 3 P. M. Rev. Robert W. Hastings officiated. Burial was in Olivet Cemetery, St. Michaels. Mr. Sharp was buried under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, No. 177, A. F. & A. M., of St. Michaels in courtesy to Sistersville Lodge, of which Mr. Sharp was a member of long standing.

* This is the same church that is now called St. Lukes

. He married Nettie Jean Kepler, married Jun 29 1899 in Wood co, WV, b. Sep 9 1874 in Oakland, MD, (daughter of George W. Kepler and Jennie Lambert) d. May 25 1961 in St. Michaels, MD, buried in Olivet cem, St Michaels, MD. Nettie: signature in old book.

a. Alfred Kepler Sharp, b. May 11 1900 in Williamstown, WV, d. May 26 1986 in Tampa, FL.

Sistersville Girl Weds Pennsylvanian. (Special to the Register) 1922

Sistersville, Sept. 28--The nuptials of Miss Lucile Clendenning, (step) daughter of

Attorney and Mrs. J. Hanford McCoy and Mr. Alfred K. Sharp of Latrobe, PA son of

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Sharp, of this city were celebrated at 11:30 this morning in St.

Paul's Episcopal church. The Rev. O. C. Fox, rector, officiated and the vows

were exchanged before the reredos (sic) which was banked with roses, gladiolas and

other blossoms. Suspended from the ceiling was the wedding bell formed of

white and pink rosebuds, while other autumn flower and honeysuckle

transformed the church into a scene of loveliness. The bride was given in

marriage by her (step) father. Just preceding the ceremony, Miss Virginia Thistle

sang "O Promise Me" and "At Dawning." Miss Thistle was accompanied at the

organ by Mrs. O. C. Fox. The bride wore a costume of "Molly O" cloth with

trimmings of Spanish lace, and her veil, a mist of white tulle, was arranged in

coronet effect. She was attended by Miss Virginia Sharp, sister of the groom,

as maid of honor and Miss Sharp appeared in yellow chiffon and taffeta with

which she wore a blue velvet hat. Miss Edna Kenny, of this city and Miss

Mordelle Sargent, of Derry, Pa. acted as bridesmaids. Miss Kenny was attired

in peach colored chiffon and Miss Sargent's gown was of French blue chiffon.

Both wore blue velvet hats. Little Miss Harriet Lucille Deuel, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. A. W. Deuel, as flower girl wore a fetching little frock of pale pink

taffeta and chiffon. Mr. Francis Shinn of Bellington, acted as Mr. Sharp's

best man and the ushers were Charles Beattie, of Beattie, Pa, Fred J. McCoy,

Leslie Martin and George Sharp. Following the ceremony a reception was held

at the McCoy apartments, on Wells street. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp left for their

honeymoon trip to points of interest in the East. Today's bride is the

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hanford McCoy, and is one of the most popular members

of the younger social set. She is a talented vocalist and is a graduate of

Mount De Chantal, at Wheeling. The groom is in charge of the office of the

Peoples Natural Gas company, in Derry, having been recently promoted to that

position. He married (1) Lucile Clendenning McCoy, married Sep 28 1922 in Tyler co, WV, b. Jul 8 1902 in Tyler co, WV, (daughter of Milton L Clendenning and Allean Kester) d. Feb 28 1926. Lucile: Died of tuberculosis. He married (2) Virginia Burlingame, married Jul 4, b. Jul 17 1902, d. abt 1990 in Tampa, FL.

b. Sarah Virginia Sharp, b. Aug 8 1902 in Williamstown, WV, d. Nov 2 1982 in St. Michaels, MD, buried in Olivet cem, St Michaels, MD. Graduate of Bowling Green Univ. Kentucky

"Chinnie" to her friends. Always laughing and ready to do what ever she could do to

show us a good time. A talented organist who played every Sunday at St. Luke's

in St. Michaels and had many lines from hymns her Sunday School children would

confuse. (Ex. "Gladly, the cross-eyed bear") Always welcomed us scruffy

sailors when we would race over from Annapolis and really needed a shower.

According to her sister Dorothy she was appointed principal of the school

where she taught (not sure of name) during WWII when all the men were away.

She held that position until retirement. Again according to her sister, she

could not have children because of some thyroid problem. She would have been

a wonderful mother as she truly loved children. She struggled with arthritis

in her later years but never lost her good spirit. (Note by George A. Sharp, III)

It was her records from joining the DAR that were passed along to the family as the family genealogy. They were quite accurate and were the starting point for this whole genealogy project. Interestingly, she resigned from the DAR in 1939 in anger over the DAR protesting Marion Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial in DC in the 4th of July celebration.

. She married Francois Boggess Shinn, married Apr 12 1927 in Tyler co, WV, b. Jan 13 1901 in Elkins, Randolph co, WV, (son of Hugh B Shinn and May Brown) d. Oct 8 1976 in St. Michaels, MD, buried in Olivet cem, St Michaels, MD. Francois: Graduate of Johns Hopkins.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins. "Uncle Doc" always happy to see me and tell me again the

story

about passing the Pennsylvania dental boards which required

him to gold fill a

tooth which no dentist would ever attempt (for technical

reasons I didn't

understand). Always ready to take me fishing or crabbing

when I was

young. An eternal fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Colts.

We always went out

to dinner in Phila. when he was in town for the dental

convention.

Photographed everything in sight with his stereo camera.

Never in any but the

best of mood--even if the Orioles lost--and a pleasure to be

around. Had a funny habit of interjecting the phrase "I

mean" several times into every sentence he spoke.

Told many funny WW II stories as he was the only naval officer

on board ship (a troop carrier) that did not have a battle station when

under attack. He showed me several mock citations given him

by the other officers for "bravery under fire," including

one I remember mentioning him "fighting off attacking fighter planes

with his Colt sidearm."

He died in the hospital after an operation to repair a

heart problem. (Notes by George A. Sharp, III).

c. George Arthur Sharp, Jr., b. Nov 11 1905 in Parkersburg, WV, d. Oct 25 1965 in Erie, PA, buried in Laurel Hill cem, Erie, PA. University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, 1925

University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, 1925 graduate. "A few good men have come from West Virginia and George Claims he is one of them. So far we must agree. (From 1925 yearbook)

My father told of fun times in the 1920's. He related how good

he was at making "bathtub" gin and, more importantly, devising a way to refill

"nonrefillable" liquor bottles in the pharmacy. He put bootleg liquor in

them but his party guests always believed they were getting the "real stuff."

(He had access to the "real stuff" through the pharmacy.) He once chased a

armored car several blocks to give them the bags of money that were tumbling

out the open door in the rear.

With the depression he lost his job and took a job pumping gasoline for $35 a

week while my mother was in the hospital having me. Apparently I had a

serious jaundice problem and my blood was completely replaced with his. As I

understand it, the Depression was very difficult for them. He took a job in Washington,

PA, in 1939 or 40 with Sharp and Dome (no relation) as a drug salesman, visiting drug stores

and physicians. We were poor but a very happy family. In 1943

he took a job with ER Squibb & Co. in Erie, PA, which I understand was a major

improvement. He worked for them, doing the same type of work until, for

reasons never explained to me, he had some sort of problem and quit to become a

pharmacist for Hamot Hospital sometime around 1960 I believe. He had always

worked at least one evening a week to stay current as a pharmacist and to pay

for my sister's and my college expenses.

The biggest disappointment in his life was never owning his own pharmacy. I

have several letters indicating he almost, with Uncle Doc Shinn's

encouragement, purchased the pharmacy in St. Michaels in 1943. But my mother

did not want to live there with all his relatives. He almost purchased a

pharmacy in Erie, but a last minute mixup about inventory stopped the deal.

So he went to Hamot Hospital for the remains of his career, disappointed, and

took the money he had saved and bought the house at 2615 West 6th street for

cash. It was my mother's dream to own her own home.

I always remember my father with a Camel cigarette in his hand or mouth. It

finally caught up with him in 1965. He suffered the best part of a year

before mentioning he had a problem. My mother's diary, which I didn't read until after she had died, reveals she suspected

something was wrong. The beginning of October 1965 he was diagnosed with lung

cancer and a bed was set up in my old room and Mother took care of him The cancerous growth was wrapped around his heart, so there was no possibility of an operation. (I had his x-rays examined by a cancer specialist in Philadelphia.) My mother regularly communicated with me, always saying he was "better today" or something like that. Her sister, Mildred Pattillo who lived in Birmingham, AL came up to Erie to help her care for Dad. As soon as she got there she phoned me and said, "Jay, if you ever want to see your Dad alive again, come right away." I flew to Erie, talked with him for awhile that evening until he said he was tired, and we all went to bed. He died that night, about 2:00 am on Oct 25, 1965, my 33rd birthday. (Note by George A. Sharp, III)

. He married Helen Margaret Campbell, married Nov 10 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA, b. Apr 29 1903 in Toronto, OH, (daughter of William James Campbell and Regina Denner) d. Aug 17 1980 in Princeton, NJ, buried in Laurel Hill cem, Erie, PA. Helen: (Her notes dated June 1980)

My mother must have been about 27 when I was born. About 63 when she died. I was 35 yr. old when she died in Feb 1937. She came from Germany when she was 9 yr. old. I think she was about 18 or 19 when married. I was the third child of 5 - "the middle one."

Her name was Regina Denner but her father died when she was very young. She

assumed the name of her stepfather which was Schmidt or Smith in US. Her

mother also had been married in Germany and her husband's name was Walters.

Uncle Adolph Walters and Aunt Matilda Walters were of this marriage. Aunt

Emma Schumn (nee) Smith was last born of the family. Her mother was widowed 3

times and the 4 children never referred to each other as "halfsister" or

"halfbrother" but always as sisters and brother. I think my grandmother

(maternal) lost both husbands in the German army because I heard my mother say

one time that her mother left Germany and came to US so that Uncle Adolph

would not be forced into German army. He was much older than my mother and as

I said - she was only 9 yr. old when she came to America.

My mother never spoke with an accent. She learned to speak English in a

private school and also attended public school. They owned their own home in

Natrona, PA and I have seen large framed pictures of it with family all on

front porch but I have no idea what happened to it. My mother was about 14 or 15 years old in the picture. As near as I can remember or figure out from what I heard as a child my father was either 9 or 12 years older than my mother. He was Catholic and my grandmother refused to permit him in her home. My mother

married him against her mothers wishes and my grandmother died when I was a

new born baby. She never adopted my father into her family. We were all

baptized in a Catholic church but when I was 8 yr. old I was very ill and

taken out of Catholic school because I was afraid of the priest. He acted

more like a king than our present Pope John Paul. He never spoke to the

children, just walked thru the school rooms and we had to all turn around on

our desk seats in a kneeling position and fold our hands as if in prayer.

So my father took my two older sisters out of Catholic school too and he never

went to Catholic church again. Oh, I forgot, in 1909 he had Milly (note.

Milly is her younger sister Mildred Pattillo) baptized in a Catholic church,

the only one in Toronto, mostly because our next door neighbor (Catholic) took

care of Mama when Milly was born and Mama consented. Milly was named Emma

Mildred Rose Campbell - Emma for Mama's sister (my Aunt Emma from Natrona)

Mildred because she liked the name and also because it was the name of her

Dr.'s only child , and "Rose" for the neighbor who cared for her at childbirth.

(no hospitals in 1909 in Toronto or any place else).

My sisters were Edna, Wilma Marie, one and one-half years younger, Helen

Margaret (me) Leonard Edward, 3 yr. younger than I, born on my third birthday

and Milly who was 7 yr.. younger than I. I was born in 1902, Leonard in

1905, Milly 1909. I do not know how much older than I that Edna and Wilma

were. I do know that Wilma was married to Robert Roy Robb when I was only 13

or 14. I remember her home and her husband had to go to war. He Enlisted in

Marines instead of being drafted. He was stationed in a Marine base in

Quantico. He lost an eye and I never did know how it happened. He said he

fell off a horse into a cactus bush. When he came home after the war he

became a drunkard. His uncle was a minister and he came from a good family.

His family owned one of the only two movie theaters we had in Toronto. His

Mother sold tickets. In fact it was the only movie theater until a Greek man

from Steubenville and a group of Greeks built a lovely new building and opened

a more modern theater at higher prices, of course. I remember that Milly,

Leonard and I would go to the movie owned by Roy's parents for 10 cents for

all three. I remember the night she said it would cost 15 cents as Milly got

older and we only had a dime so Leonard walked all the way home for another

nickel.

I wish I had asked your (GAS III) Aunt Wilma how much older she was than I.

She died Dec 19 1968. I was visiting Jean (Sharp-Breithaupt) and had to return to Pittsburgh. I think she was 72. If so she was about 6 yr. older than I and

Edna would be 7 and one-half years older.

Wilma divorced Roy Robb after years of putting up with his drinking, etc.

Also he would hit her and she was afraid of him. When he was sober he was a

wonderful guy, handsome and a real family man although they never had any

children. He was an expert cabinet maker and made the bed-clothes box for me

that Jean has in her basement. Your father painted the Pa. Dutch design on it

"free hand."

Edna caused me lots of heartache from the time I was a child. She was

sadistic. I decided after I was married in 1927 never to have anything to do

with her. I saw her and spoke to her at Mamma's and Papa's funerals. She moved

to Florida with her second husband Alan Dagg (Dugg?) and I told Wilma I never

wanted to see her or hear of her again and I have not. She really was a mean sister.

Leonard's wife died in her early 30's. Leonard died at age 50. His only son

Glen Campbell died in his early 40's. He had 5 children and I do not even

know their names. He educated himself thru college with G.I. money and married a girl that Wilma could not accept. Wilma was good to his children though.

Leonard's wife was a tiny girl. He called her Kitten. He name was Katherine

Rice. She fell out of their 2nd story window while washing windows shortly

after their marriage and was never a well person after that. They had the one

child after the accident. He was a very handsome blond young man.

Milly was closest to you (GAS III). She lived with us after you were born.

She was divorced and had Carl to raise with not a penny from her ex. husband.

She married while in H.S. and the marriage was a terrible mistake. All of our

family hated him. Milly traveled with a fast crowd at Allegheny High School

in Pittsburgh. I was working at the H.J. Heinz Co. in the manufacturing cost

department in the most beautiful building I had ever seen. Still used as

their main office building in Pittsburgh. I would love to see it once again. Large pillars out front and all marble floor and wide staircase from first floor to second of white marble. A fountain and gold fish in a large pool in center of 1st floor with marble benches around it.

Milly started to smoke at age 15 and has never been without a cigarette in her

snoot since. I even saw her smoking while taking a bath when she lived with me.

None of the boys I associated with at that time smoked. We never had an ash

tray in my Mother's house. My father smoked a pipe or "tobies" which looked

like skinny cigars but were very cheap. When he worked he chewed tobacco - to

and from work, I mean but never in the house.

I think the very first boy who ever walked me home from a party was smoking a

hand rolled cigarette and my father had a fit. I was about 15. The boy's

name was Basil Petty from Empire, Ohio. Funny how I remember all that. He

called them "coffin nails."

To get back to Milly. Carl, her son, gave me the nickname "Aunt Honey,"

which Aunt Virginia still calls me. You gave Aunt Virginia her name of Aunt

Ver-gin" which she signs to all her letters to me and addresses me "Dear Aunt

Honey." Milly earned her living for many years while Wilma or I kept Carl for

her as a "live in baby nurse." She would only stay on a case for a month at a

time and then off a month. She would take care of new babies for wealthy

mothers who did not want to be bothered, especially night feeding. The baby

usually slept in or near Milly's bedroom. Since she had no expenses while

working she would have her month's pay intact to hold her over till the next job. Neither Wilma nor I charged her board. She was our "baby sister." She

married Pattillo - who had a strange first name I can't remember. He was

Scotch in spite of his name sounding so Italian. He was a graduate of Pitt

(University of Pittsburgh) School of Architecture and his picture is in the

same year book as Daddy's. I think you have that Pitt year book (I do). It

would be 25-26-maybe 24. Daddy's pharmacy school was only a 2 yr. course - now

it is 5. Daddy was considered a very good pharmacist and never was without a

job. He never drank as so many pharmacists did in those days.

I think "Pat" Pattillo's first name was Alexander and he drank a lot. But

like Wendell he always drank the most expensive and was always full of it . He worked for Rust Construction Co. which was and still is one of Pittsburgh's leading construction companies. Pat's wife had died and he had a small son. He was the "baby" of two old maid sisters, and very spoiled. The Pittsburgh Rust construction company sent Pat to Birmingham, (AL) after he married Milly. My nickname for Milly when we were kids was "Moatsie." She was the baby of the family and very pretty. Blond curly hair and the largest brown eyes you ever saw with long lashes. She was the joy of my mother's life till she met Cyrus Crossman in H.S. Oh yes, I had another name for her - it was "Rut-Tut." I don't know where I got the name but my mother did not like it. She (Milly) loved it. One other odd thing back in 1910 or 1912. When I went to grocery store for my mother, among the items I was to buy was usually "tobies" for my father. They were brown, made of tobacco, and yet sold to a 10 year old kid. I think my only brother never smoked till after he was married.

Your father (GAS, Jr.) died in 1965 just a few days before his 60th birthday. I hope and pray that you do not die that young. We were just starting to have a little money to spend on ourselves and looking forward to a little more time together. Most of your father's life he worked 12 hours a day and seldom ever had even a two week vacation once a year. Except when he worked for Squibb and Sharp and Dohme.

(Notes by her dated April 7, 1980)

It seems I remember more about my aunts, cousins, uncles, etc. because I heard my mother speak of them a lot but my mother did not speak much about her own mother and her father died when she was a young child.

Her mother was widowed three times. My uncle Adolf Walters was the oldest child. They left Germany when my mother was only 9 years old. The reason: so that my uncle Adolph would not have to be a German soldier. It was compulsory.

Evidently his father had already died because my mother's father's name was Denner. So the two children - sister & brother- each had a different father and a different name. My mother's name, Regina was pronounced "Re Heena" in German.

My aunt Emma's name was Smith. She was born in America, I think. My mother used the name Smith or Schmidt as it would be in Germany.

So there was just the three children. When they came to America they settled in Natrona, Pa. Or Tarentum, Pa.

My mother attended a private German language school on Saturdays and Public School on week days.

When she met my father he was about 10 to 12 years older than she. Her mother was a devout German Lutheran and my father was Catholic. He came from a large catholic family with only one daughter and 5 or 6 sons. His mother died in childbirth when Hugh Campbell, the youngest child was born. The boys were all raised the sister, Anne, who was also the oldest of the children. Hugh or Hughie as they called him developed tuberculosis and died at about 19-21. He lived with my parents for some reason at the time I was born in 1902. I never knew why, or even asked, but as I grow older and wiser, I assumed it was because all the family was married and perhaps he had no home. I do know, tho, his father lived with the only daughter, who was married by then and a flock of kids of her own and somebody had to take Hughie in and give him a home.

I have a picture of my father when he was about 20 I guess. It is in a "broach" and he is wearing a blue army uniform. (Note 4/99 it is in the safe with the genealogy stuff). My father's name was William James. My mother always called him "Will."

The picture I looked at a lot as a child (I do not know what happened to it.) was my parents wedding picture. My mother is wearing a broach at her throat on the collar of a whit blouse that had rows and rows of ruffled lace. It was a high collar that covered her entire neck as was the style in ?? 1895 or earlier. I was third child born in 1902 and my two older sisters Edna and Wilma were much older than I. I think they were both married by the time I was 10 or 12 years old.

My father learned the only trade available to him in Tarentum and that was to learn the glass blowing trade. Because of his hearing loss when he was in the Army, he never learned another trade. It must have been a hell of a life. Some men would pass out because of the heat in summer (or even winter) and they had to work as a team two men and two boys to a team. When any of the four became ill, the other three could not work and they would not be paid - only for the hours they worked.

As a child I often found my mother crying. She would say, "go and play, I was just thinking of my mother." From what I would hear when she was talking to friends or neighbors and a child's intuition, I found that the factory where my father worked was going to be closed for a month or so because the kilns needed to be torn down and replaced with new brick. I would think "oh great, now my father would not have to work in the hot old factory," but what "nobody told me" there would be no money. My father would get a short term job helping a farmer - usually is was summer time when the kilns were replaced. Then he also raised nearly everything we ate all summer in his garden which he spaded each spring with a spade, either before or after his stint at the "glass works." The whole time he worked which was till I was 15 years old - 5 and 1/2 days a week he worked two 4-hour shifts with 4 hours off in between because no man ever was able to work 8-hour shifts without a rest. So one week he would get up at 5 am walk to work and work from 6 till 10 am then come home and go to bed till about 1 p.m., then get up, eat lunch and walk to the factory again and work from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m.. That was that they called "day turn." The next week it would be "night turn", and it would be reversed. He would start the second 4-hour period in the hot factory from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m.. The poor dear. No wonder he nearly died when I was about 15 years old.

As near as I ever was able to learn, my mother and her mother - I mean an acerbation developed between them when my mother married my father and had her children baptized in a Catholic church and her mother refused to let my mother enter her home. I even heard that her mother gathered all my mother's clothes and put them out on the porch for my mother and refused to let her enter her home. She died while this separation continued. She had diabetes. My mother spent the rest of her life crying because she believed she had caused her mother so much anger. I drove my mother to her mother's grave in Tarentum, Pa. And she cried her eyes out. She - my mother had no granddaughters but she had a grandson (Leonard's only child, Glen Campbell (and you)) so my mother asked me to name my baby, Regina, and I said "oh Mama, it's such an old fashioned name." That was in January 1938. She was buried Feb 2, 1938, also in Tarentum and Jean was born the following May 23, 1938. I cried so much between my mother's death and Jean's birth that I almost believe the "old wives tale" that Jean was the cryingest baby. She nearly drove me nuts. She was not what you would call a "good" baby as you were. The only time I ever heard you cry was the night we discovered that we had to start feeding you by bottle because I was not supplying you with enough milk as a breast fed baby. My obstetrician wanted all his babies breast fed but he did give me an emergency formula of boiled milk and water, etc. which we used.

My brother Leonard Campbell died at age 51 of lung cancer. His wife Katherine Campbell (Kitty) preceded him in death by about 10 years. Glen, their only child was a beautiful blond baby with curly blond hair. And blue eyes just exactly like his father. He educated himself after serving 4 years in the army and was an engineer of some sort and died when he was in his early 40's.

My oldest sister, Edna, youngest Milly and Leonard all looked like my mother who had curly blond hair and blue eyes. Milly had large brown eyes though and as she grew older - teenage - her hair darkened to brown. Your Aunt Wilma and I looked more like the Campbells although her hair was thick and black and mine was fine and light brown as my mother's was as I knew her. But my hair was not curly. As a child, I felt cheated because I looked like my father but had fine straight hair. My mother/s hair bur not curly like hers. Leonard's hair was always very curly and remained blond all his life. Milly's was a little bit curly when she was a kid. Wilma and Milly and I were close but Edna was sadistic, mean and cruel and so jealous of any accomplishment that any of her sisters or brother achieved. She caused me a lot of anguish when I was a teenager. Also when I was a child. She caused my parents to fight a lot. She married a lazy no account bum when she was 18 - later divorced him. The lived "off" my poor dad most of the time.

d. Dorothy Norris Sharp, b. Jan 28 1908 in Sistersville, WV, d. Jun 14 1990 in Norristown, PA, buried in Olivet cem, St Michaels, MD.

(Her note) Born Jan 28, 1908, Sistersville, WV. Graduated from Sistersville

H.S. in 1926. Attended W.Va. Wesleyan 1 year. Taught 1 year in Williamstown, WV.

Received Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green College of Commerce, Bowling

Green, KY. Received a Master of Education degree (Educational Psychology)

from the University of Maryland, June 5, 1948. Taught business subjects at

Chambersburg, PA high school for 25 years and was a guidance counselor in

Easton, MD high school for 14 years. Retired in 1970. I was a member of St.

Lukes United Methodist church in St. Michaels, MD, a member of the Order of

the Eastern Star, and many professional organizations.

Dorothy Sharp retired from teaching in 1970 and she hasn't stepped foot into a school since then. Prior to her retirement Miss Sharp spent 40 years educating and counseling thousands of students first in Chambersburg, Pa. And later at Easton High School.

Her career as an accounting and business teacher spanned over 20 years, until Miss Sharp poured her energies into another aspect of education. Counseling.

"I was always interested in counseling and accounting was getting a little monotonous, so I went to the University of Maryland for a master's in educational psychology. I was an assistant to a housemother there," said Miss Sharp. I have a sister who lives in St. Michaels and when I received my master's I got a job at Easton High School as a counselor."

Although today's youth are besieged by a number of social and academic pressures, youth in the 50s and 60s were not much different, according to Miss Sharp. "There were no drug problems or problems with fights and murders, but students had the same problems with their friends and boy-girl relationships. There were the usual number of pregnancies and marriage that will always occur."

Besides offering guidance for personal problems, Miss Sharp also helped the college-bound student choose a good school and worked directly with the local employment administration locating jobs for graduating students.

"Everybody was going to college then. There was an upswing. But the way the economy is now, more students are not going. It used to be a problem getting the kids into college. Now the colleges are fighting over the kids,: said the retired counselor.

Miss Sharp speaks fondly of her years at Easton High. "I enjoyed the personal relationship you develop with students in counseling. It is a very gratifying experience if you can help them solve a problem. But Miss Sharp feels the quality of education is declining. "There is a lack of parental guidance. Too much is left to the schools. Parents could solve a lot of the problems by more discipline in the home."

Miss Sharp is surrounded by former students here in Easton and each time she walks downtown she is filled with a great sense of satisfaction at the success of many of her students. "I still remember Albert Dawkins as a kid in high school who wanted to be a doctor and I helped him choose his school." (Article in the Talbot Banner, Jul 9, 1980.)

She left Chambersburg and came to St. Michaels to assist in the

care of her mother, Nettie Jean Kepler. She suffered all her adult life from

mixed bi-polar disorder (manic-depression). In her manic state she did

everything and more and was always happy. In her depressive state there was

nothing you could do to cheer her up. She received 14 electro-convulsive

shock treatments while in her depressive states over the years. After

retiring she lived for about 10 years in her home on St. Michaels harbor, then

in House in the Pines nursing home and then from 1983 until her death in her

sleep, at the Leader nursing home in Norristown, PA where my wife Sue and I

looked after her. When not troubled by her depressive states, she was one of

the most pleasant and generous people you would ever meet.

I asked her about who the "Norris" was that she was named after. She laughed and said simply, "I have no idea, Jay." (Note by George A. Sharp, III)

(obit) Dorothy Sharp

St. Michaels Dorothy N. Sharp formerly of St. Michaels died n Norristown, Pa. Thursday June 14, 1990. She was 82.

Born in Sistersville, W.Va., on Jan. 28, 1908, she was the daughter of the late George A. And Nettie Kepler Sharp. She graduated from Bowling Green College in Kentucky and received her master/s degree in counseling from the University of Maryland. She taught business education in Chambersburg, Pa. For approximately 15 years. She then transferred to the Talbot County public school system and retired in 1967 from the position of guidance counselor at Easton High School.

She was a member of Lt. Luke's United Methodist Church in St. Michaels and the Martha Circle of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by two nieces, Paticia S. Botta of St. Michaels and Carolyn R. Breithaupt of Princeton, N.J. and a nephew, George A. Sharp, III of Collegeville, Pa.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 19, 1990 at 2 p.m. at the Harrison E. Leonard Funeral Home in St. Michaels. The Rev. Raymond T. Hopkins, III, pastor at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Olivet Cemetery in St. Michaels. Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke'' United Methodist Church, St. Michaels, Md. 21663.

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2. David McKinney Sharp, b. Aug 4 1876 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Apr 27 1884 in Williamstown, WV, buried in Riverview cem, Williamstown, WV. "Kinnie" in family bible with lock of his hair.

3. Sarah D Sharp, b. Aug 7 1879 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jul 23 1880 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in Riverview cem, Williamstown, WV. "Sallie" Also shown as "Dollie" Died of diptheria.

(Note by my mother, Helen Sharp)

"Someplace I found these notes in your great Grandmother Caroline Sharp's handwriting..."

Sarah D Sharp June 23, 1880

8 months 16 days

As sweet the flower that scent the morn

But withers in a day

Thus lovely was this infant's death

Thus swiftly fled it's life away.

David McKinney Sharp

April 27, 1884

His little feet

On the Golden Street

Can never go astray.

(Note by GAS III) I have not found the originals referred to above.

I. Margaret Ellen Sharp, b. Mar 28 1840 in near Willow Island, Pleasants co VA (WV), d. Dec 11 1928 in Belmont, Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. No children. Still living on the old Sharp farm in 1915. Moved there when she was two.

A Quiet Wedding. Wednesday evening, May 20th, at the home of the brides

brother, Mr. Spencer Sharp, near Eureka, Miss Ellen Sharp and Mr. F. Tate were

united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. M. M. Everly officiating, the bride

was neatly and tastefully dressed. Miss Ellen has many friends in her

neighborhood and county, and has the esteem and admiration of all who know

her. The groom was in regulation black. Mr. Tate is one of the well-to-to

business men of Marion county. There were present about 50 invited guests. After the ceremony all repaired to the dining hall, where a sumptuous feast was

spread, which was partaken of with a zest which was only equaled by the

happiness of the occasion. A reception was tendered the bride and groom on

Thursday at Mr. Sam Hammetts which was a very enjoyable affair after which the

bride and groom started east on an extended tour amidst the congratulations

of hosts of friends and relatives who wish them many years of unalloyed

happiness. They received many handsome and valuable presents. Among the guests who participated on this happy occasion we notice the following: Rev. M. M.

Everly and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kester, Misses Sophia and Minerva Kester, Messrs. Brax, James, and Chas. Kester, Mrs. Tom Kester, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McTaggart and family from Eureka, Mrs. Pauline Hammett and her two daughters, Misses Annie and Mollie, and her son Edward Hammett of Schultz. Mrs. C. Sharp and son Arthur of Williamstown, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hammett and son of Eureka, Miss Ida Dunham of Volcano, Messrs. W. E. Hammett and W. T. Stewart, of Belmont and many others. (One of the guests.)

Birthday Surprise. Sunday, March 28 being the seventy-fifth

birthday of Mrs. M. E. Tate (Margaret Ellen Sharp), Mrs. Ida Kester and Miss

Belle Hammett arranged for several of her relatives and friends to meet

with her that day and help her celebrate the occasion. Arrangements were made

for all to meet at the home of S. G. Hammett, which they did and at eleven

o'clock they all formed into a procession and marched to her home with well

filled baskets and completely surprised her, she not thinking of anything of

the kind. She enjoyed in very much. At twelve o'clock a bountiful feast

was served, which all enjoyed. The day passed by too soon for all. Mrs. Tate

still resides at the old homestead known as the old Sharp farm, where she has

lived ever since she was two years old. She and Mrs. S. G. Hammett are the

only ones living out of a family of nine. Mrs. Hammett, the youngest, was the

only one born on the farm. The closed by singing, and the twenty-third Psalm was read by W. P. McTaggart, after which he led in prayer, then all departed

wishing the hostess many more happy birthdays. Those present were Mr. & Mrs. M.

E. Tate, Mr. & Mrs. S. G. Hammett and daughter, Belle, Duval Powell, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Kester and son Everett, Mr. & Mrs. W. P. McTaggart, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Hammett and children Adaline and Elwood, Mrs. John McTaggart. Fifteen were kept at home on account of sickness

(obit) Margaret Ellen Sharp Tate, December the 11, 1928, Margaret Ellen Tate a life long member of the Methodist Protestant Church of Belmont WV

exchanged her cross for a crown at the age of 88 years 8 mo. and 13 days. Her passing was calm and sweet, her mind seemed to be good up until the very last, when she quietly and sweetly passed into the presence of God. Sister Tate was the daughter of George and Drusilla Sharp. She was born near Willow Island,

Pleasant County, March 28, 1849. She was the last of a family of eight

children, four sisters and three brothers, all having preceded her to the

great beyond. She sought the Kingdom of God early in life with the Methodist

Protestant Church at the age of 16 years. She loved her church and was always

faithful to her duties as a Christian. She embodied the highest type of

Christian character. The impulse of her life took deep root, though she has

gone from us she still lives on in the memory of those who know her. Funeral

services were held from the home of the Kesters, her niece's and nephew's

with whom she had been making her home for a number of years. Internment was

made in the Oddfellows Cemetery at St. Marys. Rev Mr. Hardesty and Rev. Mr.

Kickle officiating.

(obit) Ellen Tate, known to her friends as "Aunt Ellen" passed out with the light of day at about six o'clock, on December 11, 1928, at the home of the Kester family at Belmont. For many years prior to her death she had occupied the honored place of Mother in that home. Had she lived until the 28th of next

March, she would have been eighty-nine years old, she having been born on

March 28, 1840. Her life was of gentleness and love which was almost divine.

She saw only the beautiful and good qualities in her friends. She harbored

no resentment or ill-feeling towards anyone. Even though she had lived beyond

the allotted span of life of three score and ten, yet her spirit ever

remained young. She was always interested in the things that interested

others, especially young people, and often entered into the spirit of jollity

with them. To live in the fast falling shadows of waning years without word

of complaint, everyday one of thoughtfulness for the comfort of others, brings

memories which will be woven into the lives of those who mourn her. Such a

life must forever live in the memory of those who came in contact with it.

J.M.H.

. She married William Thompson Tate, married May 20 1891 in Pleasants co, WV by M.M. Eversley, b. Feb 1 1829 in Harrison co, VA (WV), d. Jun 23 1893 in West Virginia, buried in Shinston cem. WV. William: (obit) Once more death has visited our community and taken from our midst our

beloved brother in Christ, William T. Tate. Mr. Tate was born in Harrelson co.

February 1st, 1829, died June 23rd, 1893. His remains were interred in the Shinston Cemetery, the same community in which he was born. He first married to Miss Louisa Jarels of Doddridge County, to whom were born nine children, two of them with their mother, having passed to the better world within the last five years. In May 1891, he came to Pleasants County, was married to Miss M. E. Sharp, and since then has remained here till God saw fit in his divine wisdom to take him from this earthly sanctuary to

his better home in heaven. He was for several years a member of the M. E.

Church, but united with the M ? Church about two years ago. In his death the

church has lost a faithful Christian, the community a good citizen, the wife

and children a loving husband and father. When asked by his pastor if all was

well spiritually, he said, "it is, I am ready to meet my savior." What a

comporting thought to his many friends and relatives to know that he is Asleep

in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which none ever wakes to weep, A calm and

undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes. S K.

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J. Mary Drusilla Sharp, b. Jan 15 1846 in Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jul 29 1918 in St Marys, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. Died of typhoid fever.

(obit) Mary D. Hammett -- Mary D. Sharp, daughter of George A. and Drusilla W. Sharp was born Jan 15, 1846, and departed this life July 29 1918. Her death was due to

a complication of diseases and was surprisingly sudden as she was ill only a

short time. She was united in marriage to Samuel G. Hammett on Dec 24, 1873.

To this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter, all of

whom are living and are as follows. Frank A. of Belmont, Brady W. of

Woodsfield, Ohio, Will H. of Beggs, Okla. and Miss Belle who resides at home.

Her husband preceded her to the Great Beyond only three months ago; so their

earthly separation was of short duration. One sister, Mrs. M. E. Tate of Belmont

and several grand children also survive her. The funeral services were held

Tuesday afternoon, July 30 at the residence and were conducted by Rev. L. B.

Douglass of the local M. P. Church, assisted by T. J. Hickle of Grafton. Mrs.

Hammett, or more widely known as Aunt Mary, gave her life to the services of

the Master in the year 1869 and united with the Methodist Protestant Church

under the pastorate of Rev. Welsch. From that time she lived a faithful and

conscientious Christian life and her loving help and kind deed will be greatly

missed. The many beautiful floral offerings which were contributed show the

high esteem in which Mrs. Hammett was held by neighbors as well as by

relatives. The grief stricken children have sympathy of the entire community

in the loss of their mother. "She hath done what she could" and is

realized that there has passed from a host of friends and loved ones a life

that was infinitely worth while to have lived and to have known. Her remains

were tenderly laid to rest by the side of her husband in the IOOF Cemetery, to

await the resurrection morn.

. She married Samuel Giles Hammett, married Dec 24 1873 in Pleasants co, WV by J.J. Maston, b. Aug 31 1839 in Wood co, VA (WV), (son of William Hammett and Sophia Watters) d. Apr 6 1918 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV. Samuel: (obit) Samuel Giles, son of William and Sophia Hammett, born in Wood county,

August 31, 1839 died of erysipelas (sic) at his residence in St. Marys, April

6, 1918 aged 78 years 7 months and 5 days. Mr. Hammett had been in failing

health for the last three years, but a week ago last Tuesday he became

seriously ill and gradually sank away. He enlisted as a soldier in the

Confederate Army, July 1863, Company A, 26 Virginia, Cav. Regiment, in which he

served until the close of the war. He was united in marriage to Mary D. Sharp,

Dec 24, 1873, and to this union four children were born, three sons and one

daughter, all living. Frank A. of Belmont, William H. of Beggs, Oklahoma, Brady

W. of Weedsfield, Ohio and Laura B. at home. He is also survived by his wife,

two brothers, William E. of Belmont, and Henry T. of St. Marys and nine

grandchildren. He united with the Methodist Protestant Church, June 1895, in

which he has ever been a faithful member. Those attending the funeral from a

distance were Mrs. Jane McKinney and daughter, India of Parkersburg, Mr. & Mrs. G

A. Sharp of Sistersville, Giles and Harry Hammett of Vienna, WVa, W. H. Hammett

of Charleston, H. W. Hammett of Smithville, WVa. Mr. Hammett was a highly

respected citizen and was loved by his friends and neighbors and will be sadly

missed by his family. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Douglass at

the residence at 2:00 p.m. April 9, and his remains laid to rest in the IOOF

Cemetery.

Seventy-eight years thou hast traveled.

Up the steep hillside of life,

A pilgrim journeying homeward,

Through trials, temptations and strife

And now the journey is ended,

And free from every blast;

Shall we in that bright, blessed harbor

Have a happy reunion at last.

A Friend.

(obit) Samuel G Hammett, aged 78 years died April 6, 1918. Married to Mary D.

Sharp Dec 24, 1873. To this union were born four children--F. A., of Belmont,

WV; B. W., of Woodsfield Oh; W. H., of Beggs, Okla., and Miss Belle Hammett at home. Two brothers William E. and Henry T. Hammett of Belmont and St. Mary's--also

survive. Bro. Hammett was one of our best citizens and raised a very

creditable family. He just recently moved to St. Marys, and at present was a

member of St. Marys Church. The bereaved friends have our deepest sympathy. L

B. Douglas.

Samuel Hammett was an original Justice of the Peace in Pleasants co. when it

was founded in 1851.

He was in the 191st WV Militia, Co C (Union) as well as Co A 26th VA Infantry (Confederate).

1. Frank Arnold Hammett, b. Nov 7 1874 in Tyler co, WV, d. Oct 11 1956 in St Marys, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV.

(obit) Frank A Hammett died at the family home on Fourth Street on Thursday morning,

following an illness of several weeks. He was 81 years of age. The son of

the late Samuel and Mary Sharp Hammett, he was born in Tyler County, WV on

November 10, 1874. Later he moved to Pleasants County and for a number of

years, resided near Belmont. His wife Mrs. Julia Cochran Hammett preceded him

in death, twelve years ago. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Cornell of

Saint Marys; Mrs. Fred Hensen of Coraopolis, Pa and Miss Mariam Hammett of St.

Marys and two sons, Howard and Harold Hammett, both of Parkersburg. There are

two brothers Brady W. Hammett of Medina, Ohio and William H. Hammett of San

Juan, Texas. Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete. (Oct 11, 1956)

. He married Julia May Cochran, married Nov 10 1897 in Pleasants co, WV, b. May 3 1873 in Union dist, Pleasants co, WV, (daughter of Marion Cochran and Sarah H Johnson) d. Oct 23 1944 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. Julia: (obit) Mrs. Hammett Died - Mrs. Julia Cochran Hammett, wife of F. A. Hammett died in

the Camden Clark Hospital Monday morning. Mrs. Hammett, ill with pneumonia had

been a patient in the hospital for one week prior to her death. Surviving are

her husband; five children, Mrs. Edith Cornell of St. Marys; Mrs. Wilma Hensen of

Coraopolis, Pa; Miss Marim Hammett at home; Howard Hammett of Parkersburg and

Harold Hammett, US Navy. She also leaves two sisters, Misses Kitty Cocshran

and Mrs. Rina Smithson of Wynona, OK. Funeral services will be held at the

family home at two o'clock on Thursday afternoon with Rev. K. D. Finch and Rev. B.

M. Mitchell in charge. Interment will be made in the Willow Island cemetery.

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a. Edith Augusta Hammett, b. Aug 31 1899 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV, d. Oct 4 1977 in Parkersburg, WV. She had step-children from both Cornell and Haddox. She married (1) Clyde Cornell, d. 1957. She married (2) Clifford Haddox, married 1959, b. Jan 10 1887 in Long Run, Pleasants co, WV, (son of George Burline Haddox and Ora Shingleton) d. Dec 19 1970. Clifford:

Clifford and Clem, twin sons of George Burlene and Ara Haddox, were born January 10, 1887 on Long Run.

Clifford married Helen Cameron, daughter of James and Mary (Newlen) Cameron, January 6, 1906 and settled in the community of Calcutta, where they raised a family of five sons and four daughters. They were life members of the Calcutta Methodist Church where he served 25 years as superintendent, teacher, and trustee. At the age of fifteen, Clifford began working the oil fields, and spent 47 years with the Dinsmoor Oil Company, the last 25 years as a Lease Foreman.

In 1951 at the age of 62, he retired from the company and did parttime carpenter work. His wife, Helen, died in 1953. After her death, he sold their farm at Calcutta and purchased a home on Barkwill Street in St. Marys.

In 1954 he married Georgina Bell. She died in 1958. A Year later, he married Edith (Hammett) Cornell. They had 12 years together before his death on December 19, 1970 at the age of 84 years.

Clifford enjoyed his family, neighbors, and many friends, especially family reunions. His children are: Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Bills, Mrs Ralph (Lillian) Cornell, Mrs. J>D> (Sylvia) Wiley, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Drinko Powell, Clifford, Jr., James, and Edgar, all of St. Marys, and Merle of Grafteon W.Va. A son, Homer, Died Septer 29 1965.

Submitted by Lillian Haddox Cornell. Printed in the History of Pleasants Co., West Virginia to 1880.

b. Wilma May Hammett, b. May 17 1902 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jun 8 1974, buried in Coaopolis, PA. She married Frederick Hall Henson, married Jun 10 1928, b. 1905 in Allegheny co, PA, (son of Frederick Henson and Lillian _____).

c. Mariam Hammett, b. Jun 21 1904 in Eureka, Pleasants co, WV. She married Nelson Biggs Whitehead, married Feb 5 1973, b. Aug 9 1903 in Reynoldsburg, OH, (son of Wilmot Whitehead and Mary Biggs) d. Feb 1980.

d. Howard Arnold Hammett, b. Jun 23 1906 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jun 21 1988 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Mt Olivet cem, Parkersburg, WV. He married (1) Grace Van Camp, married 1933, b. Apr 24 1907 in New Martinsville, WV, (daughter of U S Van Camp and Annie Snodgrass) d. Nov 14 1977 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Mt Olivet cem, Parkersburg, WV. Grace: (obit) Grace Hammett Expires at Home. Services for Mrs. Grace Van Camp Hammett, 70 of 2722 Norwood Ave, who died at her residence Monday evening, will be held

Thursday at the Ogdin Funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

She was the wife of Howard A Hammett, a partner in the Ogdin Funeral Home.

She was born in New Martinsville, daughter of the late U. S. and Annie Snodgrass

Van Camp. She was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, United

Methodist Women, the Esther Circle, Parkersburg Chapter No 14, Order of the

Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Worthington Ladies

Golf Association and the Masonic Bridge Club. Also surviving are two

daughters, Mrs. John Lynne Scott of Arlington, VA and Mrs. Ray Judy Balint, of

Cuyahoga Falls, OH, two brothers Cecil Van Camp of Huntington, and Paul Van

Camp of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Shively of MacArthur, OH and Mrs.

Ruth Wharton of Parkersburg and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death

by a son Jerry. (Parkersburg News Nov 16, 1977)

. He married (2) Josephine Groff Miller Long, married 1981, b. Apr 13 1910 in Roane co, WV, d. Jun 28 1988 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Mt Olivet cem, Parkersburg, WV. Josephine: dau of Charles C Miller and Geraldine Hosey.

e. Harold Samuel Hammett, b. May 28 1908 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Nov 1990 in Parkersburg, WV, buried in Willow Island cem, Pleasants co, WV. He married Mary Frances Hensen, b. Sep 19 1906 in Big Chimney, WV, (daughter of Charles Hensen and Luch Carter).

2. Brady Watson Hammett, b. Apr 4 1876 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Mar 3 1960 in Medina, OH or Millersburg, OH, buried in Oaklawn cem, Woodsfield, OH.

(obit) Brady W. Hammett. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the

Schumacher Funeral Home, Woodsfield, for Brady W. Hammett, 83 of Medina, former

Woodsfield resident. Burial was in the Oaklawn Cemetery. Mr. Hammett died

Thursday at a rest home at Millersburg. He was a former employee of the Pure

Old Co., production department; a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic

Lodge. His wife, Mary A. Jones Hammett, died in 1953. Surviving are three

daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Heile of Cleveland, Mrs. Helen Washburn of Parmas

Heights, and Mrs. Jeanette Neptune of Medina and three grandchildren.

. He married Ada Mary Jones, married Oct 23 1901 in Monroe co, OH, b. Mar 20 1880 in Woodsfield, Monroe co, OH, (daughter of W A Jones and Margaret Clinger) d. Mar 17 1953 in Medina, OH, buried in Oaklawn cem, Woodsfield, OH. Ada: (obit) Mrs. Mary Hammett - Mrs. Mary Ada Jones Hammett, 72, formerly Woodsfield, OH resident died in a Medina hospital March 17 at 8:30 p.m. The remains were

taken to the Schumacher Funeral Home at Woodsfield where services were held

Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Charles D. Reed officiating. Burial was made in

the Oaklawn cemetery. She was born March 20, 1880 in Woodsfield, a daughter

of Wm. A. and Margaret V. Jones. She had resided in Medina for 27 years.

Surviving are her husband Brady W. Hammett of Medina; three daughters Mrs.

Joseph P. Heile of Cleveland; Mrs. Richard Washburn of Parma Heights, Cleveland,

and Mrs. Earl Neptune of Medina, five brothers, Earl, W. C., Sam P., and Robert C.

Jones of Woodsfield and Charles Jones of Mt. Vernon, also three grandchildren.

(March 17 1953).

a. Laurene Hammett, b. Aug 30 1902 in Woodsfield, OH. She married Joe P Heile, married Oct 12 1927 in Cleveland, OH, b. Jul 7 1901 in Cincinnati, OH, (son of August Heile and Elizabeth Pruerring) d. Dec 14 1978 in Cleveland, OH, buried in Woodsfield, OH.

b. Helen Margaret Hammett, b. Apr 26 1908 in Woodsfield, OH, d. May 23 1968. She married Richard Stanley Washburn, married May 29, b. May 25 1911 in Medina, OH, (son of Ward S Washburn and Martha Greelese) d. May 23 1968 in Middleburgh Hights, OH, buried in Woodsfield, OH.

c. Jeanette Hammett, b. Oct 29 1918 in Woodsfield, OH. She married Earl Neptune, married Jan 17 1943 in Medina, OH, b. Aug 9 1915 in Barnesville, OH, (son of George A Neptune and Lola Skinner).

3. William Henry Hammett, b. Jul 13 1877 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jan 2 1959 in McAllen, TX, buried in Roselawn cem, McAllen, TX.

(obit) William Henry Hammett, 82, was born in Pleasants County, July 13, 1877,

and passed away in McAllen, Texas on January 2, 1959. He was the son of

Samuel G. and Mary D. Hammett. He married Sarah Anna Wright February 20, 1907.

To this union were born two children. Adaline, who is now Mrs. Mose J. Harris of

McAllen, Texas, and Elwood, who now resides in LaFeria, Texas. His wife also

survives. He was a life long member of the Methodist Church. Funeral

services were conducted by the Rev. James Carter of the San Juan Methodist

Church. He was laid to rest in Roselawn cemetery in McAllen. He married Sarah Ann Wright, married Feb 20 1907 in Pleasants co, WV by Rev. C.A. Isner, b. Jun 19 1885 in Pleasants co, WV, d. in McAllen, TX, buried in McAllen, TX.

a. Mary Adeline Hammett, b. Nov 29 1907 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in McAllen, TX. She married (1) Marion Fox. She married (2) Mose J Harris, buried in McAllen, TX.

b. Wallace Elwood Hammett, b. May 8 1910 in Beverly, OH, d. Sep 6 1983 in Harlinger, TX. He married Mary Florence Hatcher, married Aur 8 1936 in Ft Worth, TX, b. Nov 19 1916 in Albany, TX, (daughter of William Leslie Hatcher and Grace Knowles).

4. Laura Belle Hammett, b. Nov 16 1879 in Pleasants co, WV, d. Jun 30 1952 in Pleasants co, WV, buried in IOOF cem, St Marys, WV.

Mercer - Hammett. Last Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock Miss Belle Hammett and Mr. Thomas L. Mercer, both of this city, were married at the home of the bride's brother, Frank Hammett. Rev. T. J. Hickle, of Jane Lew, officiating. Only a few relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony. The parlor was beautifully decorated in ferns and fall flowers. The bride was attired in a gown of white canton crepe with a corsage of fuchsias. After the wedding the happy couple motored to Ellenboro to visit the groom's sister and attend the Pennsboro Fair.

(obit July 4, 1952) Mr. Tom Mercer. Mrs. Belle Hammett Mercer, widow of Thomas Mercer died Monday evening in a Parkersburg Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was 72 years old and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Sharp Hammett. Mrs. Mercer was preceded in death several years ago by her husband. She leaves three brothers, Frank A. Hammett of St. Mary, B. W. Hammett of Median, Ohio, W. H. Hammett of Olney, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at two thirty o'clock Thursday afternoon at the St. Paul's Church in St. Marys. The body will be taken to the church at one thirty and will lie in state until the hour for the services. Rev. W. C. Shepard and Rev. B. M. Mitchell will officiate. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

. She married Thomas Labon Mercer, married Aug 20 1922 in Pleasants co, WV, b. Sep 19 1874 in Tyler co, WV, (son of Thomas Mercer and Cathering Rice) d. 1930.

IV. Charles Thomas Sharp, b. Sep 20 1799 in Fauquier co, VA, d. Jun 20 1887 in Raton, Colfax, NM.

(obit) Charles Thomas Sharp died in Ratune, (sic) New Mexico, June 20th, 1887, in the 88th year of his age. Mr. Sharp was born in Eastern Virginia and was a farmer in his earlier years. but when he came to Harmar, O, he worked at the carpenter's

trade. He married Rebecca Murdough in 1825. They had 10 children; six have

passed into the Beyond and four are still here, two sons and two daughters.

Mr. Sharp was an honest man, loving the truth and following it. He was a well

meaning and kind hearted man, cherishing good will for all. He was always

hopeful, looking on the sunny side of things. His countenance generally

expressed the cheerfulness and happiness which reigned in his heart. He lived

a long and serene life and yet hoped and strongly believed in a better one

beyond, as he trusted "that in the ages to come God would show to us the

exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness to us through Jesus Christ." A

memorial service was held, according to his wish, in the Congregational

Church, Sunday, Aug 14, led by Rev. J. W. McMaster.

(correct place name is Raton, NM)

While in Marietta, Charles Sharp was a carpenter, Third Street, between Harmar

and Ohio Streets in Harmar.

. He married Rebecca L Murdock, married Nov 7 1825 in Wood co, VA (WV) by Reece Woolf, b. Dec 20 1804 in Wood co, VA (WV), (daughter of Jesse Murdock and Mary "Polly" Dils) d. Dec 21 1876 in Harmar, Washington co, OH, buried in Mound cem, Marietta, OH. Rebecca: (obit) The wife of Mr. Chas. Sharp of Harmar, last Thursday morning while engaged in

cooking dinner fell to the floor and died; probably 70 years old. (Marietta

Times Mar 2, 1876.)

Ann Tabitha Marshall Devol had written in her diary on Saturday Feb 26, 1876,

"Aunt Becca Sharp is to be buried tomorrow morning. Died Thursday noon of

apoplexy of the heart."

.

A. Lucinda Sharp, b. 1826 in Williamstown, Wood co, VA (WV), d. 1913 in DeSoto, KS.

(obit) Died in Kansas: Word has been received here announcing the death of

Mrs. Lucinda Sharpe Soule which occurred at De Soto, Kansas several days ago.

She was born in Williamstown and was the daughter of Charles T. and Rebecca

Sharpe. Mrs. Soule was aged eighty-seven years and is survived by one brother

D. W. Sharpe of Marietta.

My father, Edgar John Soule, related to me that Jonathan came to Kansas and left his wife and children in Ohio to search for an area to settle. He traveled all up and down the Kansas River looking for good land. My father sait that he traveled over some of the richest land in the Kaw (Kansas) river basin and settled on a sandy piece of land near the bend in the Kansas River near what is now DeSoto, Kansas. He immediately built a mill in DeSoto near the river and by all accounts prospered there.

My father's recollections of Lucinda were those of a very young boy. He told me that even though she was not well, she was one of the kindest and gentlest of souls and always had a kind word and smile for him when he came to visit. (Recollections of Edith Soule Palmberg, 2004)

. She married Jonathan Soule, married Mar 4 1848 in Washington co, OH, b. Jul 8 1809 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME, (son of Almond Soule and Mary Polly Kimball) d. 1877 in DeSoto, KS. Jonathan: Charter member Harmar Lodge 115.

1. Cassius M Soule, b. Jan 1850 in Harmar, Washington co, OH.

2. Kate A Soule, b. 1853. Married Wilhawk.

3. Curtis Soule, b. 1854. He married Florence F Thomas.

a. Curtis Britton Soule. He married unknown.

b. Willard Soule.

4. Willard Soule, b. 1856 in Washington co, OH.

5. Olive Soule, b. Dec 23 1859 in Marietta, OH. She married James Remaley Lindsay, b. Jan 12 1856 in Parnassus, Westmorland, PA.

a. Nelle Easter Lindsay, b. Apr 5 1885 in DeSoto, Johnson co, KS. She married Horace Greeley Clark, b. Nov ll 1872.

b. Charles James Lindsay, b. Jan 23 1887 in Greenwood, KS.

c. Marc Atchison Lindsay, b. Dec 14 1890 in Greenwood, KS.

6. Quindard Soule, b. 1860 in Washington co, OH. unfamiliar to Edgar Soule (3/96) may have died young.

7. Julian M Soule, b. 1862 in DeSoto, KS.

8. Agusta Soule, b. 1868 in DeSoto, KS.

B. Jesse Spencer Sharp, b. Aug 17 1829 in Williamstown, Wood co, VA (WV), d. Jan 26 1905 in Marietta, OH, buried in Mound cem, Marietta, OH. Co. K, 9th Reg. WV Infantry in Civil War.

(obit) The large circle of friends of the Sharp family will be pained to

learn of the sad death of Mr. Jesse Spencer Sharp, which occurred this morning

at 10:30 o'clock at his late residence, 409 Virginia street. The chief cause

of death was heart trouble, but his illness was of but a few days' duration, as

he was suddenly taken ill Tuesday morning, being seized with heart failure, as

stated in the columns of this paper Wednesday. Mr. Sharp had a strong

constitution and he tried to shake off the disease which he felt was soon to

overtake him, but to no avail, as death claimed him this morning.

Jesse Spencer Sharp was born in West Virginia a few miles back of

Williamstown, August 17 1829, and was therefore 75 years 5 months and 9 days

old at the time of his demise. The deceased is survived by a wife and three

children, Harry Sharp of Charleroi, Pa.; Miss Florence Sharp of 409 Virginia

Avenue, and Mrs. Fread Steadman of Virginia avenue; together with five

grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. P.F. Wynn, died five years ago. One

brother, D. W. Sharp of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Lucinda M. Soule of

Lawrence, Kan. are also left to mourn his death. Mr. Sharp has resided in

Marietta for 69 years. He came to this city from West Virginia when he was

about six years old and with the exception of two years spent in Kansas has

resided in Marietta ever since. He was a carpenter by trade, but for the past

few years has lived a retired life as his health was not the best. He married Jennie C Regnier, married Jun 9 1861 in Washington co, OH by W Wakefield, Min., b. Apr 3 1842 in Ohio, d. Jan 12 1911, buried in Mound cem, Marietta, OH.

1. Henry D Sharp, b. 1863 in Washington co, OH. also Harry.

a. Jesse Spencer Sharp, b. 1905 in Lima, OH, d. Apr 1 1936 in Lima, OH, buried in Lima, OH.

(obit) Jesse Spencer Sharp, age 31, died at is home at Lima, Oh., Wednesday following illness with heart trouble, according to word received by his aunts, Mrs. Fred Stedman and Miss Florence Sharp, of 409 Virginia St. Mr. Sharp was a telegraph operator at Lima. He was a native of that city and was the son of the late Harry D. Sharp who was a former resident of Harmar. Funeral services and burial will be at Lima. (Parkersburg News, April 4, 1936)

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2. Florence R Sharp, b. Jul 23 1867 in Harmar, Washington co, OH, d. Jan 28 1945 in Marietta, OH, buried in Mound cem, Marietta, OH. #Lived at 400 Virginia Ave. or 409 Virginia St.

3. Charles Sharp, b. Sep 3 1869 in Washington co, OH, d. Oct 22 1871 in Washington co, OH.

4. Mary C Sharp, b. Oct 3 1871 in Washington co, OH, d. Oct 21 1899 in Marietta, OH, buried in Mound cem, Marietta, OH. She married Prentice F Wynn, married Apr 24 1898 in Washington co, OH, b. 1875 in Ohio, (son of Amos D Wynn and Margaret _____). Prentice: son of Amos D Wynn and Margaret.

5. Laura J Sharp, b. Jan 24 1873 in Harmar, Washington co, OH. Lived on Virginia Ave, Marietta. She married Fred Steadman, married Jun 9 1896 in Washington co, OH.

C. Dudley W. Sharp, b. 1836 in Marietta, OH, d. Apr 24 1919, buried in Oak Grove cem, Marietta, OH. He married Sarah M Milligan, married Mar 17 1858 in Washington co, OH by L W Munsell, MP, b. 1837 in Pennsylvania, (daughter of John Milligan and Jane).

1. Charles L Sharp, b. 1859 in Washington co, OH. He married Viana Jones, married Aug 20 1890 in Washington co, OH.

a. Edna Sharp, b. Jun 21 1891 in Parkersburg, WV. She married Albert Wellington, married Jun 15 1908 in Wood co, WV, b. 1883.

2. Ella Sharp, b. 1860 in Washington co, OH.

3. Harriet "Hattie" Sharp, b. 1862 in Washington co, OH. She married Friend Bruce, married Aug 11 1881 in Washington co, OH, b. 1861 in Washington co, OH, (son of Almer Bruce and Rosanna Rosberry).

4. Jennie A Sharp, b. 1866 in Washington co, OH, d. Sep 20 1910 in Oak Grove cem, Marietta, OH. She married John W King, married Jul 3 1884 in Washington co, OH, d. Apr 4 1907, buried in Oak Grove cem, Marietta, OH.

5. Sallie Sharp, b. 1867 in Washington co, OH.

6. Frank Sharp, b. May 15 1869 in Harmar, Washington co, OH.

7. Lizzie B Sharp, b. May 2 1872 in Harmar, Washington co, OH, d. Nov 1 1873 in Harmar, Washington co, OH.

8. Nellie Fleming Sharp, b. Jul 19 1874 in Harmar, Washington co, OH.

D. Mary E. Sharp, b. c 1840 in Marietta, OH, d. Mar 14 1877 in Harmar, Washington co, OH. She married Joel M Blair, married Feb 1 1860 in Washington co, OH, b. 1834 in Ohio, d. after 1879. Joel: Was in the machine shop business in Harmar with Austin Alcock in 1879.

1. Abner Belle Blair, b. 1861 in Washington co, OH.

2. Dudley Blair, b. 1863 in Washington co, OH.

3. John Burton Blair, b. 1867 in Washington co, OH. He married Nellie Ross, married Nov 30 1893.

4. Samuel E Blair, b. 1869 in Washington co, OH. He was a printer at the Marietta Leader. He married Sadie Tucker, married Sep 17 1890 in Washington co, OH, b. Jan 23 1871 in Washington co, OH, (daughter of Abner Tucker and Sarah Cherry).

5. Jesse Blair, b. 1872 in Washington co, OH. He married Olga Stossmeister, married Dec 16 1896 in Washington co, OH, b. 1876 in Ohio, (daughter of Adolph Stossmeister and Charlotte _____). Olga: dau of Adolph and Charlotte Stossmeister, both born in Prussia. He was a physician.

E. Charles T. Sharp, b. c 1843 in Marietta, OH, d. c 1909.

F. Sarah Agusta Sharp, b. c 1846 in Marietta, OH, d. 1941. She married Hugh B Eddleston, married Jul 19 1868 in Washington co, OH, b. 1843 in Washington co, OH, (son of Geavis Edelston and Mary).

G. Julia C. Sharp