Hampshire County, WV Biographies
from

"History of Hampshire County, West Virginia : From its earliest settlement to the present"

by Hu Maxwell and H. L. Swisher; Morgantown, West Virginia : A.B.
Boughner, Printer, c1897; 744 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill., ports. 975.495 H2
Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Diane Purgett Kleinke

Available in hard-copy at Library of Congress, and at WVU; on-line from HeritageQuest, and on microfilm from LDS as
Film 897331 Item 1.

The page number for the individual item is given in [square brackets]; the items in the book are alphabetical for the
most part, but some later subscribers are added at the end of a section rather than being inter-leafed.

[Typos probably occurred; reference to the source is recommended.]


H Surnames

A. C. HAINES, farmer of Gore district, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German parentage, was born 1855; married Chloe M., daughter of Jacob and Margaret SHANHOLTZER, 1884; children, Salemma M., Rosa R., Stella M., Elmer P. L., and Wilda C. [pg 713]

Benjamin M. HAINES, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German ancestry, was born 1840; married Nancy E., daughter of Zephyrine and Eliza OFFUTT, 1867; children, Lee, Etta, William, Catherine, Maggie, Ambrose, Daniel, Albert, Edward, Benjamin O., and Rosa. [pg 713]

C. W. HAINES, merchant of Romney, son of Silas and Ellizabeth Haines, was born 1863, of German and Irish ancestry; married, 1893, to Sallie E., daughter of Alexander and Maggie MONROE; children, Blair M. and Lysie M. [pg 712]

Daniel B. HAINES, of Bloomery; merchant; son of Henry and Phoebe J. Haines; born 1856; married, 1886, Elizabeth F., daughter of James H. and Eveline WILLIAMS, of Maryland; children, Lesty C., D. Blanche, Alice M., Bryan W. Mr. Haines has been in business at Capon Bridge eleven years. [pg 709]

HAINES: David M. HAINES, farmer near Kirby, son of Peter and Catherine Haines, German parentage, was born 1845; married Catherine, daughter of John and Elizabeth LOCKENDER; children, John L., Peter, Sarah, Edward E., Hampton, Lillie, and Hannah; owns four hundred and eighty-five acres, one hunderd and fifty improved. [pg 712]

Henry W. HAINES, farmer and carpenter of Capon, son of Jefferson and Mary Haines, was born 1849; English and Scotch descent; married Elizabeth A., daughter of Hiram and Catherine EASTER, 1874; children, Dora W., Lulu M., Clara B., Cora L., Ada L., Minnie D., Ellis E., and Maud L. He owns four hundred acres, one hundred and fifty improved. [pg 709]

J. A. HAINES, farmer of Gore district, son of Philip and Catherine Haine, was born of German ancestry, 1854; married, 1893, Maggie A., daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth FLEEK; their son's name is Arthur W. [pg 710]

J. H. HAINES, farmer of Romney district, son of William and Catherine Haines, was born 1848; married, 1873, to Lucretia, daughter of George W. and Catherine SHANK; children, George W. F., Charles E. P., Fannie, Annie, Sallie B., Mary J., Eliza E., John F. [pg 712]

J. W. HAINES, farmer of Sherman, son of Philip and Catherine Haines, German extraction, was born 1844; married Bettie M., daughter of Mordecai and J. A. ORNDORFF, 1874; children, Carrie B., A. Gilbert, Myrtle A., Rumsey S., Theodore A., Mary E., Bessie C., and Robert D. [pg 712]

J. W. HAINES, of Green Spring, farmer, son of Isaac and Jane Haines, was born 1844; married, 1866, Sarah, daughter of George and Rosanna SMITH; children, Anna J., Susan E., Bertha V., George E., Lucy C., William G., and John I. [pg 711]

J. W. HAINES, farmer near Pleasant Dale, Gore district, son of James and Evaline Haines, was born 1854; married, 1894, Maria V., daughter of Jeremiah and Emily HIETT; children, Virgil E. and Marvin D. [pg 709]

James E. HAINES, farmer of Pleasant Dale, son of James and Aveline Haines, was born 1857; married, 1876, Elizabeth WALFORD; children, Bertha F., James A., Olive L., Nora E., and Montie I. [pg 710]

Noah W. HAINES, school- teacher of Gore district, son of John and Ladema Haines, English ancestry, was born 1856; married, 1879, Annie W., daughter of Hiram and Catherine EASTER; children, Gertie L., Granville L., Elmer L., Calvin C., Gilmer T., Victor C., and Conrad R. [pg 710]

Reazin HAINES, farmer near Slanesville, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Haines, German ancestry, was born 1819; married Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Susan TUSING, 1842; children, Margaret A., Salemma J., John H., Jennie, Malissa, and Jasper F. [pg 713] --

D. F. HEFLEBOWER, now a Kansas farmer, was a former resident of Hampshire. He was born in Jefferson County, this State, of German ancestry, in 1828. He is a son of David and Mary A. Heflebower. In 1856, he married Margaret E., daughter of Samuel H. and Mary A. FRAYIER; children, William H., Frances K., and Luella. [pg 711]

David H. HEFLEBOWER was born in Jefferson County, West Virginia, January 1, 1836. His parents were David and Mary Heflebower, and he was the eighth in a family of eleven children. His family was of German descent, and the original American home of the Heflebowers was Pennsylvania. In 1842, the family moved from Jefferson to Hampshire County, settling in the eastern portion near Capon Bridge. Here, on the farm, David grew to maturity. On reaching the age of twenty-one years the charm of the new west, rich in possibilities of development, drew him to Missouri, and thence in the course of a year to eastern Kansas, where he located in Miami County. Under the energetic labors of himself and others, who like him sought fortunes in what the geographers of the day oddly enough called the "great American desert," the raw and virgin prairie became a garden, and among the most prosperous was the young West Virginian. He witnessed the rise of the border troubles and served honorably in the ranks of the Unionists during the war. David H. Heflebower and Lucy A. HOLDERN were married December 12, 1860, in Miami County, Kansas, and their union was blessed with seven children, --one son and six daughters. Born a Democrat, Mr. Heflebower remained consistent in that faith until the Greenback party was formed, when he became a member of that organization and was the party's candidate for the office of State Treasurer in the campaign of 1884. He joined the ranks of the People's party when that movement came into prominence, and in 1896 was the party nominee for the same office. One of the most intense and exciting campaigns in the State's history, during which his party was deeply indebted to his wisdom, popularity, and generous liberality, resulted in victory for the Populist organization, and in January following the newly elected Treasurer assumed his official duties. About the State House at Topeka, "Uncle Dave," as he is familiarly called by a large circle of admiring and affectionate friends, is a prominent and welcome figure. He is the kind of man that children instinctively follow, to whom those in trouble tell their griefs, while at the same time his counsel is sought by the chief financial magnates of the State. His jealous guardianship of the public interests has brought him a well-earned fame and the entire confidence of the people of Kansas. But his official honors are modestly borne, and he is still the plain and jovial farmer of former years. His magnificent series of farms in his home counties, consisting of over two thousand acres, still constitutes his home, and witnesses the exercise of the large- hearted hospitality which preserves the traditions of his earlier Virginian home. [pg 711]

Tilbury HEISHMAN, farmer of Capon, son of Jacob and Lavina Heishman, English and German ancestry, was born, 1865, in Hardy County; married Bessie, daughter of Lemuel and Sarah KLINE, 1892; children, Mabel and Sadie. [pg 709]

R. A. HENDERSON, farmer residing near Barnes's mills in Gore district, son of James G. and Jane Henderson, was born 1861; Irish parentage; married, 1891, Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli McBRIDE; children, Benjamin F. and Lottie J. [pg 709]

T. R. HENDERSON, of Higginsville, mechanic, son of James J. and Jane Henderson, was born 1845, of Scotch and Irish ancestry; married, 1865, Mary J., daughter of Peter and Elizabeth McBRIDE; children, Lizzie J., Margaret A., J. L., and R.H. [pg 711]

George L. HERNDON, of Romney, bookkeeper, was born in Fauquier County, 1853; Scotch and Irish ancestry; son of Richard and Elizabeth J. Herndon; married, 1879, to Mary A., daughter of Reuben and Martha BONNEY; children, Reuben B., Richard N., Janet S., and Martha R. [pg711} Reuben BONNEY came fron Norfolk to Hampshire in 1849. He was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia, August 23, 1812, and was educated at Alleghany College, Meadville, Pennslyvania. While at school, he was married to Miss Martha Jane HULL, daughter of Jacob Hull, and niece of Commodore Isaac Hull. There were seven brothers. Mrs. Bonney's mother's name was STOWE, and she was a sister of Mrs. DECATURE, wife of Commodore Decatur. Thus the families of the two Commodores were closely connected. Mrs. Bonney was educated at Steubenville, Ohio. Mr. Bonney was for many years a magistrate in Hampshire County. [pg 712]

Franklin HERRIOTT, farmer of Wappacomo, son of Ephraim and Eliza Herriott, was born in 1844, of Scotch, Irish, and Welsh ancestry; married, 1881, Susaan E., daughter of J.M. and Margaret REES, of Virginia; children, Wade R., Charles F., Lillie E., and William D. [pg 711]

W. V. HERRIOTT, of Cumberland, Maryland, was born in Hampshire County, 1828; son of Ephraim and Eliza Herriott; Scotch ancestry; occupation, miller; married Margaret A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob HIGHTMAN, of Maryland. Their daughter's name is Ellen. [pg 712]

Charles N. HIETT, of Slanesville; fire insurance agent; son of Joseph S. and C.E. Hiett; French and Scotch ancestry; born 1847; married, 1874, Rosa P., daughter of John and Ladema HAINES; children, Carrie W., Henderson, V.B., C.N., F.H., Nettie, Edith, and Ethel Lillian. [pg 710]

Henry H. HIETT, farmer of Gore district, near Hanging Rocks, son of Evan and Barbara Hiett, was born of English parentage, 1841; married, 1877, Anna, daughter of S. and Mary J. McDONALD, of Virginia; children, Holmes B., Harry E., Mary W., Maurice C., and Maud O. [pg 709]

John S. HIETT, farmer of Bloomery, son of John and Julia Hiett, was born 1843; French ancestry; married, 1863, Mary E., daughter of Charles J. and Catherine A. NOLAND; children, Edgar M., John W., Charles E., Sarah E., Samuel F., Mary F., and Joseph P. He owns three hundred and fifty three acres, sixty improved. He was a Confederate soldier thirteen months; was held a prisoner twenty- four hours at Sir John's Run, and was then released. [pg 709]

John W. HIETT, farmer of Bloomery, son of John S. and Mary E. Hiett, was born 1866; married, 1891, Annie, daughter of Robert and Margaret WILSON, of Maryland; children, Florence M. and Earom R. He owns one hundred and sixty acres, seventy improved. [pg 709]

Alpheus HIGH, farmer of Mill Creek; son of John and Mary A. High; of German ancestry; born 1831; married, 1866, to Sarah A., daughter of George and Susan D. LLOYD, of Patterson Creek; children, Elizabeth, Dorothy A., Amelia K., Sarah D., Jacob R., and Myrtle M. Mr. High owns one hundred and sixty acres of land near Purgitsville. [pg 708]

Miss Nellie HIGH, of Mill Creek district, was born 1877; daughter of Northman and Ellen High; of German and Scotch ancestry; just taught three years in the public schools of Hampshire, and has attended two terms at the Shenandoah Normal School. [pg 708]

Jacob A. HITE, a farmer of Bloomery, son of Isaac and Mary A. Hite, was born 1850; German ancestry; married, 1872, Fannie M., daughter of James M. and Eliza J. PANGLE, of Virginia; children, Clarence G., Charles C., Eleanora V., William A.M., and Fannie L. He owns one hundred and eighty-five acres, one hundred improved. [pg 709]

John W. HITE, shoemaker of Bloomery, son of Isaac and Mary A. Hite, was born of German ancestry, 1838; married, 1865, Amelia C., daughter of Joseph and Lucinda SOLE, of Virginia; children Annie B. and Joseph I. He was married three times, --the second, 1878, to Bertha Jane, daughter of Martin G. SOLE; children, Mary E., John D., and Bertha J. His third marriage, 1890, was to Mary L, daughter of John and Nancy SMITH. [pg 709]


John W. HOCKMAN, of Pleasant Dale, a teacher by profession, son of Philip and Diadem Hockman, was born 1848; German and Irish parentage; married, 1879, S. Alice, daughter of Abraham and Lavina GODLOVE; children, Cora A., John F., Stella B., Charles W., Alva M., Philip Stein, and India L. [pg 710]

Edward HOOK, farmer of Bloomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hook, was born in Virginia, 1839; English ancestry; married, 1866, Bridget, daughter of Michael and Catherine BRISCOE, of Maryland; children, Thomas E., Mary C.. Rosie E., David M., Alice, James L., Harry A., Annie, and John W. Mr. Hook served three years as justice of the peace in Bloomery district. [pg 709]

Robert C. HOOK, farmer of Bloomery, son of A.M. and Mary C. HOOK, was born 1864; married, 1890, Sarah E., daughter of C.B. and Eliza B. McDONALD; children, Alonzo L., Walter C., and Ulu M. Mr. Hook owns four hundred acres of land, three hundred improved. [pg 708]

George A. HOTT, farmer and teacher of Bloomery; son of Levi and Sarah Hott; German ancestry; born 1852; married, 1880, Cordelia V., daughter of William T. and Susan A. RILEY; children, Estella, Omor L., Ernest W., and Chloe. Mr. Hott was a member of the West Virginia legislature in 1891 and in 1893. He has taught twenty-one terms of school, never applied for but one school, and did not get that. He was a member of the county board of examiners one term. [pg 709]

George H. HOTT, farmer and mechanic of Sherman district, son of David and Malinda Hott, German and English ancestry, was born 1848; married Abbie J., daughter of Elisha and Matilda HEARE; cildren, Garrett D., Robert C., Carrington E., Donald E., and Georganna C. [pg 712]

John W. HOTT, farmer of Gore, son of David and Mary A. Hott, English ancestry, was born 1850; married J. E. F. HOTT, daughter of James and Caroline Hott, 1876; children, Charles T., Austin E., Verdie V., Marshall, William D., Rosa M.B., Osee V., and Ida F. [pg 713]

William R. HOUSEHOLDER, of Romney; railroading; German and Irish descent; son of William F. and Hannah A. Householder; born in Maryland, 1870; married, 1894, to Minnie L., daughter of Samuel and Rebecca SWISHER; son, Clarence C. [pg 712]

C.S. HOUSER, of Okonoko, a telegrapher, was born 1871; son of Peter and Euphina Houser; Swiss ancestry; married, 1895, Bertha, daughter of Levi and Etta SPEROW. Their child's name is Ruth. [pg 711]

J.T. HOWARD, cabinet-maker, residing near Rio, son of William H. and Mary Howard, English and Irish parentage, was born in North Carolina, 1840; married Emma, daughter of Joseph and Emeline EMMONS, 1868; children, Helen F., William M., Annie B., Mary E., Charles O., Thomas D., Edgar B., Joseph C., James L., H** H., and Bessie. [pg 712]

James HOWARD, farmer of Romney district, son of Frederick and Grace Howard, was born at Paw Paw, 1809; married, 1870, to Mary daughter of Harry and Maria BIAS; children, Charles S., Rowena B., Aaron F., Charlotte C., Abraham H., and Susanna. [pg 712]

T. L. HOWSER, of Green Spring; railroading; son of Solomon and Nancy Howser; born of German ancestry, in Maryland, 1864; married, 1886, Annie E., daughter of Joseph and Susan SHUMATE; children, Cynthia V., Allie M., Charles V., C. Margaret, Daisy B., and William T. [pg 711]

I Surnames

Forman INSKEEP, farmer of Romney district, son of William and Susan R. Inskeep, of English ancestry, was born 1804; married, 1849, to Alverdah, daughter of Levi and Mary A. CAIN. [pg 713]


J Surnames

Clark JACKSON, teamster, resident of Romney district, son of Solomon and Eliza Jackson, was born 1842; married, 1880, to Martha, daughter of Richard and Jane JACKSON; children, Jennie, William H., Solomon, and Georgia A. [pg 713]

John J. JACOB, the first Democratic governor of West Virginia, and a citizen whose name is connected with both the political and business interests of the State, was born in Hampshire County, Dec 9, 1929. His father was a minister of the Methodist Church, and was the author of "Jacob's Life of Cresap," mention of which will be found in another part of this volume. The family, as far back as any record exists, has been one of ability and influence. Governor Jacob's father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, belonging to a Maryland regiment. It has been said that the son "Yankee Doodle" was composed to satirize the regiment, because the soldiers were better dressed than those of any other regiment in the American service. But this cannot be vouched for in serious history. It is well known that "Yankee Doodle," at least the tune, was popular long before the Revolutionary War. If it was applied in any way to the soldiers of the Maryland regiment to which Mr. Jacob belonged, it was simply as "an old song turned up again." Rev. Jacobs married, as his first wife, the widow of Michael CRESAP, and as his second wife married Miss Susan McDAVITT, who was the mother of Governor Jacob. She died in 1880. In 1839 she took up her residence in Romney, and her son was sent to school at the "Classical Institute." The Literacy Society of Romney was then in the zenith of its power and usefulness, and the school under its management was one of the best in the State at that time. After completing the course at Romney, Mr. Jacob entered Dickinson College, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1849. He taught school in Hampshire, studying law in the mean time. In 1853, he was appointed to a professorship in the Missouri University, and filled a chair in that institution until 1860. The beginning of the Civil War broke up the university, and he resumed his law practiced and remained in Missouri until 1865, when he returned to Romney and opened a law office. In 1869 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the legislature, and at once attracted general notice for his abilities. [pg 713] The next year, 1870, he was nominated for governor of West Virginia, and was elected to fill a term from March 4, 1871, to Mary 3, 1873. In 1872, the Democratic party was split. There were two candidates for governor, Johnson N. CAMDEN and John J. Jacob. The Republicans supported Jacob and he was elected. He served until 1877. On the expiration of his term he opened a law office in Wheeling, and resided there until his death. He was elected to the legislature from Ohio County, 1879; and in 1881 Governor JACKSON appointed him judge of the first circuit to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Thayer MELVIN, and in 1882 he was elected to fill the office to the end of the term, 1888. [pg 713]

Zacharias E. JOHNSON, farmer of Gore district, son of Zacharias and Rebecca Johnson, was born 1869; married, 1891, Elizabeth B., daughter of Franklin and Virginia EWERS, of Virginia; children, J. E., Nannie V., and Zacharias F. [pg 713]

Zacharias JOHNSON, farmer of Gore district, son of Israel and Mary Johnson, Scotch and German descent, was born, 1830, in the house where he still resides. The house is about one hundred and fifty years old, perhaps the oldest in the county. It has always been in the Johnson family. In 1860 he married Rebecca, daughter of George and Elizabeth STICKLEY; children, Ella, Lucy, I.F., Susie, George E., Zacharias E., Isaac B., Thomas K., E.M., Lake, Verna E., and Cora B. Mr. Johnson is a large stock raiser, and owns sixteen hundred acres. [pg 713]

R. M. JOHNSON, farmer of Capon district, son of Elias Johnson, was married to Sarah, daughter of John LARRICK; children, Fannie, Cordelia, Bradley, E., Evan C., Nettie F., Rena, Blanche, Montie, Bertha J., and Jessie. Mr. Johnson was in the Confederate army, was wounded at Grassy Lick and at Bunker Hill, and was in the battle of Gettysburg. [pg 713] --

K Surnames

Ashby KAVE, farmer, resient of Romney district, son of Isaac and Eliza Kave, of Irish ancestry, was born at Luray, Virginia, 1868; married, 1889, to Ida L. daughter of William and Sarah MAPHIS; children, Ettie, Bertha V., Annie F., and Isaac C. [pg 715]

Adam KAYLOR, farmer of Gore district, son of Josiah and Mary Kaylor, was born in Frederick County, 1831; German descent; married, 1866, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Kissiah LARGENT. Mr. Kaylor was married in 190 to Miss Mary E. FLOYD. [pg 714]

James W. KAYLOR, farmer of Gore, near Spring Gap, son of A. J. and Mary E. Kaylor, was born 1855; married, 1889, Elizabeth A., daughter of James W. and Priscilla MONTGOMERY, of Pennsylvania; children, Lily M., Arthur A., Maggie B., Clarence G., and Eliza V. [pg 714]

John KAYLOR, of Springfield, farmer, son of Nicholas and Rebecca Kaylor, of English ancestry, was born 1840; married, 1858, to S. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Annie DAY; children, Thomas W., Mary E., Edward, and Hattie.[pg 714]

Frederick T. KEITER, farmer of Bloomery, son of John and Emily Keiter, was born 1857; English ancestry; married, 1882, Lucy, daughter of John and Dolly CLARK, of Virginia; children, George L., Grace B., Clark, Elsie M., Dolly E., and Edgar L. He owns two hundred and twenty-five acres, seventy-five improved, twenty-eight miles from Romney. [pg 714]

J. I. KELLER, hotel keeper, resident of Romney, son of Thomas A. and Margaret A. Keller, of German and English ancestry, was born near Oakland, Maryland, 1852; married, 1888, to Louisa A., daughter of A. C. and Mary DeWITT, of Maryland; children, Mary B. and Margaret I. [pg 715]

Isaac P. KELLEY, farmer of Bloomery, son of Thomas and Rosanna Kelley; Irish and German ancestors; born 1852; married, 1864, Lydia, daughter of Washington and Elizabeth WHITACRE; children, John H. and Pearl E. He owns ninety acres, forty improved. [pg 714]

Joseph A. KELLEY, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of Larkin C. and Fannie Kelley, of Irish and German ancestry, was born 1843; married, 1867, to Mary M., daughter of Tobias and Maria STICKLEY, of Virginia; his daughter's name is Maria R. [pg 715]

A. L. KELSOE, farmer of High View, son of James and Annie C. Kelsoe, was born 1837; Scotch and Irish extraction; married Hannah M., daughter of Enos and Rosa A. SPAID, 1861; children, Curtis E., Jennie C., Luella B., Harry T., Mahlon L., Edward P., Lemuel S., Albertis L., Flossie M., and Evan M. The first four names are dead. [pg 714]

Joseph A. KELSOE, farmer of Capon, son of James and Annie Kelsoe, Irish descent, was born 1828; married Elizabeth C., daughter of Samuel and Joanna MILSLAGLE, 1850; children, Sarah V., Annie R., Ida C., Laura E., John N., Carter G., Isaac E.G., and Olive Willetta. Mr. Kelsoe was a Confederate soldier, and died 1894. [pg 714]

F. A. KENNEY, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of Patrick and Mary J. Kenney, of Irish ancestry, was born 1869; married, 1892, to Eliza, daughter of William and Frances SHERWOOD. [pg 714]

Frederick L. KERNS, farmer residing near Okonoko, in Gore district, son of Frederick and Margaret Kerns; German and Welsh descent; born 1834?; married 1862, Mary E., daughter of Thomas and Catherine HARTLEY, of Maryland; children, Ellsworth, Margaret A., Eddie, Isaiah, J. F., Rachel C., Annie M., and Susan C. [pg 714]

Lemuel KERNS, of Springfield, mechanic, son of Amos and Savilla Kerns, was born 1858; married, 1887, to Laura P., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. BANISTER, of Massachusetts; children, Myrtle V., Dicker, Edith M., and Virgil E. [pg 715]

T. P. KEYS, son of J.W. and A.M. Keys, of German ancestry, was born at Keyser, June 18, 1874. [pg 715]

Lorenzo W. KIDWELL, farmer of Bloomery, son of James and Mary Kidwell, was born of English parentage, 1845; married, 1876, Lucinda, daughter of Evan and Sarah KIDWELL; children, Delia M., Ida A., Daisy M., Lily M., Odis T., and James C. [pg 714]

Theodore KLEIN, farmer of Gore district, son of Joseph and Catherine Klein, was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, 1871; German descent; married 1892, Minnie, daughter of Joseph and Susan BORRINGER; children, Vancie and Zaney V. [pg 714]

Lemuel F. KLINE, farmer of Capon, son of Philip and Elizabeth Kline, was born 1841; German and Irish parentage; married Sarah A., daughter of Jacob and Lydia BURKHOLDER, of Rockingham County, 1867; children, Isaac N., Clement H., Bessie M., Annie E., Mary E., Philip T., Signora A., and Madison B. Mr. Kline was in the Confederate service. [pg 714]

Jacob F. KLINE, farmer of Gore district, residing near Paw Paw, son of Joseph and Catherine Kline, was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1859; German ancestry; married, 1885, Nannie J., daughter of Thomas A. and Martha A. LARGENT; children, Zella M. and Maggie V. [pg 714]

B. F. KUMP, farmer of Capon district, son of Jacob and Julia A. Kump, German parentage, was born 1841; married Frances M., daughter of Sylvester and Nancy RUDOLPH, 1873; children Garnet K., Harman G., Valonta V., and Otelia V. Mr. Kump fought through the war as a Confederate. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution, his father in the War of 1812. He owns five hundred acres, one-half improved, twenty-eight miles from Romney. [pg 714]

Henry Clay KUYKENDALL, a former resident of Hampshire, and at present vice-president of the Vicksburg Bank, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, was born near Ridgeville, in the present county of Mineral, in 1833; son of Nathaniel and Sally (nee ABERNATHY) Kuykendall; ancestry, Scotch and Irish; married, 1868, to Letitia Kate, daughter of Alexander H. and Sarah C. ARTHUR, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; children, Sallie, born November 15, 1869, died July 16, 1870; and Carrie Belle. [pg 715]

Henry Clay KUYKENDALL, vice president of the Vicksburg (Mississippi) Bank, was born in Ridgeville, Hampshire, now Mineral, County, 1833. He is a son of Nathaniel and Sally Kuykendall, and is of German parentage on his father's side, and Scotch and Irish on his mother's side. Her maiden name was ABERNATHY. In 1868, he married Letitia Kate, daughter of Alexander H. and Sarah C. ARTHUR, of Vicksburg. Their children are Sallie, who died in infancy, and Carrie Belle. [pg 713]

J. L. KUYKENDALL, merchant of Springfield, son of James and Hannah Kuykendall, of German ancestry, was born in Maryland, 1849; married, 1887, to Ida R., daughter of Samuel and Susan McGLATHERY. Their child is Susan G. Kuykendall.[pg 714]

Thomas KUYKENDALL, merchant of Paw Paw, son of James and Hannah L. Kuykendall, was born in Maryland, 1854; married, 1883, Kate T., daughter of Edward and Mary McGILL, of Maryland; children, James E., Mary W., William W., Lucy B., Helen M., and Harry R. [pg 714]

William KUYKENDALL, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of James and Hannah L. Kuykendall, of German ancestry, was born in Alleghany [sic] County, Maryland, 1852; married, 1878, to Hannah P., daughter of Janes and Maggie SLOAN; children, James S., Michael B., Richard S., and William F. [pg 715]

L Surnames

Silas LAFOLLETTE, farmer of Capon, son of William and Jane Lafollette, was born of French and Irish parentage, 1820; married Sarah J., daughter of Richard and Hannah JOHNSON, 1860; children, Richard, Lemon L., William, and Iven S. He was in the Confederate army. He owns two hundred acres, one-half improved. [pg 716]

T. S. LAFOLLETTE, farmer of Capon, son of Amos and Rachel Lafollette, French ancestry, was born 1854; married Fannie, daughter of Louis and Emeline ARNOLD, 1875; children, Delina L. and Lower E. P. [pg 716]

I.W. LAMBERT, teacher and farmer residing near Augusta; son of L. W. and Mary Lambert; born in Pendleton Couty, 1868; married Sarah F., daughter of John W. and Virginia HAINES, of Maryland, 1893; children, Charles E and Ansel C. [pg 717]

John J. LARGENT, farmer residing in Gore district, near Paw Paw, son of John and Jennie Largent, was orn 1827; Irish parentage; married, 1855, Mary, daughter of George and Sallie MOOREHEAD; children, Anna E., Mary C., Nettie V., R.B., Jeremiah, J.W., and Amanda F. [pg 716]

John LARGENT, farmer of Bloomery, som of Joseph and Mary Largent, was born 1826; French parentage; he owns three hundred acres, with interest in other lands. [pg 715]

Peter LARGENT, of Gore district, near North River Mills, son of Thomas F. and Sarah Largent, was born 1839; German descent; married, 1863, Eliza J., daughter of Robert and Eva EDWARDS; children, Sarah E., Mary L., Margaret E. H., Anna L., Robert T., and George E. F. [pg 716]

Samuel H. LARGENT, of Bloomery; farmer; son of Thomas F. and Sarah Largent; French ancestry; born 1842; married, 1868, Lucy A., daughter of Deskin and Ann WILLS; children, G. S., Thomas D., Albert H., Nannie M. He owns nine hundred and eighty acres, four hundred improved. [pg 715]

Silas LARGENT, farmer of Bloomery, son of Samuel and Mary Largent, was born 1829; English ancestry; married, 1858, Sarah E., daughter of Robert M. and Mary POWELL; children, Mary E., Henrietta, and David S. In 1864, his wife and three children died within three months. He served three years as a Confederate soldier; was taken prisoner in Martinsburg in 1863. [pg 716]

T. S. LARGENT, farmer residing near Slanesville, son of Thomas F. and Sarah Largent, was born of German parentage, 1862; married, 1883, Leona S., daughter of William and Frances WILLS; children, Edna M., Flournoy L., Charles B., and Brady W. [pg 716]

Benjamin S. LARRICK, farmer of Capon, son of Jacob and Harriet Larrick, German ancestry, was born in Frederick County, 1842; married Elizabeth, daughter of David and Jemima FARMER, of Frederick County, 1866. Their child's name is Smith. Mr. Larrick served four years in the Confederate army. He owns one hundred and eighty-seven acres, seventy-five improved. [pg 716]

Thomas L. LARRICK, farmer of Capon, son of John and Margaret Larrick, Irish ancestry, was born 1863; married Louisa, daughter of Harmon and Sarah OATES, 1888; owns one hundred and fifteen acres, seventy-five improved. [pg 716]

W.F. LEARY, of Romney district; miller; son of Benjamin and Virginia Leary; Irish and German ancestry; born in Maryland, 1864; married, 1889, to Victoria, daughter of James and Maggie SHULL; children, Otie, George W., and Maggie. [pg 716]

George W. LEATHERMAN, son of John Lewis Leatherman, of English and German descent, was born in Hampshire, 1835. In 1851, when his father died, he decided to seek his fortune in the west; and with pluck and perserverance made the trip to Missouri, travelling till late in the fall through rain and mud. He and his brother took charge of the family in the new country, and endured much sickness and privation. Mr. Leatherman returned to Hampshire to sell the home farm but failed to sell it. He then made up his mind to buy out the other heirs, which he did, and, having married Mary S. WHIP, he settled down to an industrious life, and would have worked on had he been let alone. But he was drafted for the rebel army, and not choosing to fight on that side, he hurried away to Indiana. In 1862 he came back and was not molested. His wife died some time afterwards, leaving him six children. He kept his family together, and in 1877 married Catherine THRUSH. His children are Warren W., John W., Zedekiah A., Mary Elizabeth, George S., and Emma Margaret. He is an ordained minister of the German Baptist Church. [pg 715]

Miss Lena LEATHERMAN, of Mill Creek, a teacher by profession, was born, 1876, of German and English parentage; daughter of John M. and Amanda J. Leatherman. Miss Leatherman has attended the Shenandoah Normal College three terms, and has taught four terms of school. [pg 715]

Herman LEDERER, farmer of Springfield district, son of John and Johanna Lederer, of German ancestry, was born in Germany, 1864; married, 1889, to Laura V., daughter of Jesse and Rebecca LEWIS; children, Jesse L., John M., Elizabeth J., and Virginia B. [pg 716]

John A. LEWIS, of Bloomery; painter; son of William and Margaret F. Lewis; German ancestry; born 1868; married, 1883, Fannie L., daughter of Eli J. and Margaret E. NELSON; children, Roy A. and Leslie A. [pg 715]

Middleton LEWIS, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of Silas and Louisa Lewis, of German ancestry, was born 1833; married, 1856, to Eliza A., daughter of John and Mary HANNERS; children, John N. Silas F., Sophia H., Hannah E., Maria C., and Virginia G. [pg 716]

T. J. LEWIS, farmer, resident of Springfield, son of Silas and Louisa Lewis, of Irish and German ancestry, was born 1844; married, 1878, to Barbara E., daughter of Pierce and Mary BARNS; children, M. C., Estella M., and Thomas G. [pg 716]

Emanuel LILLER, farmer of Mill Creek district, was born 1848, of English parentage; son of Henry and Charlotte Liller; married, 1869, to Mary C., daughter of George and Elizabeth BOBO; cildren, Mary E., Amelia A., Martha A., George T., William, Clara, Joseph, Nora, and Niota. [pg 715]

George A. LINCH, farmer of Romney district, son of Charles and Mary Linch, was born in Hardy County; married Caroline, daughter of Alexander and Anna M. MALCOM; children, Laura V., George W., John E., William A., and George F. [pg 716]

Luther LINEBURG, farmer of Capon, son of Louis and Eliza Lineburg, English extraction, was born in Frederick County, 1872; married Elizabeth daughter of Madison and Martha ELLIOTT; children, Nellie and Ollie. [pg 716]

B.F. LINTHICUM, of Romney; stage-driver; son of Joel and Jane H. Linthicum; ancestors, German and Irish; born 1847; married, 1881, to Rebecca, daughter of W. J. and Achsah POLAND; children, Charles W., Anna B., and Katie E. [pg 716]

Uriah LONG, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of Isaac and Charity Long, of German ancestry; born in Maryland 1865; married, 1893, to Hannah L., daughter of Isaac and Fannie B. TAYLOR; children, Isaac T., Francis C., and Mary S. [pg 716]

William J. LONG, farmer, resient of Springfield district, son of David and Christina Long, of German and French ancestry, was born 1829; married, 1849, to S. M., daughter of Jacob and Mary TAYLOR; children, Mary C., Simon, David W., W. F., A.L., Thomas J., John A., and Charles T. [pg 716]

Albert O. LOVETT, farmer of Bloomery, son of Jonathan and Nancy R. Lovett, was born in Frederick County, 1847; married, 1869, Mary S., daughter of Harvey and Esther PARK; children, Nettie R. and Harry P. He was married the second time, in 1877, to Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiett LOY; children, Joel G., Hetzel H., Albert Brown. He owns eighteen hundred acres, half improved. [pg 715]

P. W. LOY,farmer of Bloomery, son of Hiett and Sarah Loy, was born 1857; Irish ancestry; married, 1883, Sarah V., daughter of Jacob and Jane ZILER, of Virginia; children, Roy S., Bessie H., and Clyde. He owns five hundred and twenty-five acres, three hundred improved. He served two terms as president of the board of education. [pg 715]

Edgar J. LOY, farmer and teacher of Sherman district, son of William and Rebecca Loy, was born of German and Irish parentage, 1868; married Martha R., daughter of James T. and Caroline RUCKMAN, 1891. He has taught nine terms of school. [pg 717]

William LOY, farmer of Romney district, was born 1834; son of Samuel and Leah Loy; German parentage; married, 1863, to Jane P., daughter of W. H. and Mary A. SMITH; children, James R., Mary C., Martha L., Bettie R., Cornelius C., Minerva C., Jane P., Georgia M., Daniel M., Sadie M., and Nannie E. [pg 717]

George A. LUPTON, farmer of Capon, son of Jonathan and Catherine Lupton, was born 1862. He taught nine terms of school; was elected magistrate of Capon district, 1888, and elected commissioner of the courty, 1892. [pg 716]

William L. LUPTON, farmer residing near Rio, English ancestry, was born 1845; married, Eva A., daughter of Frederick and Sarah MAUK; children, Lucinda C., Harriet R., Walter C., Ada A., Robert E., William F., and Clarence F. [pg 717] --

M Surnames

William H. MALONEY, by trade a carpenter; at present justice of the peace in Romney; son of Daniel and Catherine Maloney; ancestors, Irish and Scotch; born 1845; married, 1873, to Margaret, daughter of James and Catherine COOL; children, Fannie M., Robert J., W. H., A. M., and D. H. Mr. Maloney belonged to Captain McNeill's company, in the Confederate army, and mention of him will be found in other places in this book. He was severely wounded in a night attack near Moorefield upon a much stronger force of Federals under Colonel THOBURN, September 13, 1863, where the Unionist had five companies taken prisoners. Mr. Maloney was left in Moorefield on account of his wounds, when McNeill withdrew and he soon fell into the hands of the Federals as prisoner of war. But not being able to take him away without endangering his life, the Federals left him there, and he subsequently recovered, and took part afterwards in many of the most daring raids known in border history, the most noted of which was the capture of Generals CROOK and KELLEY in Cumberland, February, 1865, by sixty-four men under Lieutenant McNeill, and carrying them out of the city, which was occupied at the time by about eight thousand Federals. A full account of this may be found elsewhere in the book. [pg 720]

Israel MAPHIS, farmer, near Delray, son of George and Elizabeth MAPHIS. German ancestry, was born in Shenandoah County, 1850; married Lettie M., daughter of Timothy and Sidna A. BRADFORD, of Virginia, 1884; children, C. C. S. and S. M. [pg 721]

J. J. MARTIN, farmer of Sherman district, son of Blackney and Lucinda Martin, was born 1843; Scotch,Irish, and Welsh ancestry; married Florence V. GRIM, of Kernstown, Virginia, 1867; children, Virginia B., Blackney H., Annie L., Lillie M., Thomas F., M. Lunettie, Copsy V. B., Laura E., and Edgar F. [pg 721]

Jasper N. MARTIN, of Three Churches, farmer, was born 1849; son of Benjamin and Margaret Martin, of Irish parentage; married, 1878, Sarah, daughter of William and Mary KING; children, Stella M. and Luther O. [pg 720]

Werner MARTIN, farmer, son of Christian and Elizabeth Martin, of German ancestry, was born 1834; married, 1868, Miss A. E. ELLIOTT, daughter of James and S. J. Elliott. Mrs. Elliot was a daughter of Peter LIONS. They have had six children,--three living, three dead. Mr. Martin came to Hampshire in 1850, and lived at Harmansville twenty-eight years; then moved to Keyser, where he keeps a hotel. [pg 720]

B. F. MARTIN, farmer of Gore district, near North River Mills, son of John and Ellen Martin, was born 1843; Irish parentage; married, 1865, Jane, daughter of Stephen and Mary QUEEN; children, John C., Stephen W., Hettie V., Taylor B., Sallie L., R. S. Cordelia M., and Howard W. [pg 719]

J. R. MARTIN, a farmer near Higginsville, son of Benjamin and Margaret Martin, was born 1846; Irish ancestry; married, 1879, Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Catherine SHANHOLTZER; children, H. T., J. B., G. S., J. F., and Margaret C. [pg 719]

Hiram L. MASON, carpenter of Yellow Springs, son of William and Mercy Mason, Irish and English extraction, was born 1855; married Jennie, daughter of Wesley and Mary FRANK, 1879; children, Edgar W., Nellie A., Charles W., Arthur L., Ira W., Ashby V., and Nelson W. [pg 718]

Charles MATTHEWS, farmer of Romney district, son of Harry and Lettie Matthews, was born 1841; married, 1861, to Clemnia, daughter of John and Gracia NOTES; children, Harry and Matthews. [pg 720]

Daniel MATTHEWS, of Romney district, teamster, was born 1844; son of Harry and Lettie Matthews; married, 1869, to Harriet JACKSON; second wife was Drusilla JOHNSON; children, Mollie, Cora, Roxie, William, Martha E., Sullivan, Garret, Lawson, Floyd, Annie B., and Hoppie. [pg 720]

E. J. McATEE, farmer of Bloomery, son of Robert and Drusilla McAtee, was born of Irish parentage, 1854; married, 1877, Charlotte A., daughter of John and Margaret L. BRADFIELD; children, Hettie M. and Sarah B. [pg 717]

F. T. McBRIDE, of Romney, railroading; son of Joseph and Sarah McBride; born 1854; married, 1879, to Anna, daughter of Washington and Mary S. FISHER, of Pennsylvania; their son's name is Robert. [pg 720]

John A. McBRIDE, farmer and teacher of Gore district, son of Robert and Mary McBride, Irish parentage, was born 1855; married Virginia, daughter of E. and Elizabeth SANDY; children, Robert W., Laura B., Charles A., Wendell L., Bessie J., and Martha E. [pg 721]

Cornelius Milford McCARTY, contractor and builder, of Romney, was born at Kernstown, 1846, but subsequently moved with his parents to Winchester. He is a son of Joseph S. McCarty, who was born at White Post, 1815, and who married Miss Mary STICKER of Winchester, 1835. He moved to Winchester before the Civil War, joined the Confederate army, was captured, and was a prisoner at Ft. McHenry. After the war he became mayor of Winchester and justice of the peace. His second wife was Miss Lucinda BRON, of Winchester. He died 1895. C. M. McCarty married Miss Mary C. BROWN, of Charlottesville, Virginia, 1869. They had four children, Nannie Gertrude, Bertha Irene, Ola Belle, and Daisy Virginia. Mrs. McCarty was born at Paris, Virginia, 1845. Her father, John W. Brown, was born at Winchester, 1815, and in 1837 married Margaret MANUEL, of Prince William County. They both died in 1864. Cornelius McCarty was in the Confederate army, was taken prisoner, and was confined at Fort Delaware at the time his father was a prisoner there. The family is related to many of the oldest families of Virginia. The great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch was named Groff, which is now Grove. He owned large bodies of land in Virginia; and was also owner of the land on which Shepherdstown stands. His descendants entered suit to recover the Shepherdstown land, but were defeated by the plea on the part of the citizens that they had been in undisputed possession the number of years required by statute to perfect a title. [pg 719]

A. W. McCAULEY, farmer near Three Churches, son of Jacob and Mary McCauley, was born 1844, of Irish ancestry; married, 1867, Priscilla, daughter of David and Jemima SHELLEY; children, Bessie L., Charles E., and George W. E. [pg 719]

J. S. McCOOL, farmer of Bloomery, son of J. D. and Emeline McCool, was born 1852; Irish and German ancestry; married, 1877, Louisa M., daughter of Israel and Elizabeth HARDY; children, Gertrude B., Edna I., Herbert A., Robert B., Edith, Emma, and Grayson. He owns six hundred and ninety-eight acres, eighty-six improved. [pg 717]

James D. McCOOL, farmer of Bloomery, son of John and Cassandra McCool, was born 1823; Scotch and Irish; married, 1852, Emeline C., daughter of Joseph S. and Mary BAKER, of Virginia; children, John S., Perry C., Mary C., Elizabeth, Theodore, Thomas, Virginia, Lucy K., Ida, Leslie, and Ora. He owns twelve hundred and fourteen acres, two hundred improved. He belonged to the Hampshire militia under Colonel Alexander MONROE, was in the fight at Hanging Rocks. He was afterwards in the regular Confederate army, in Captain GINEVAN's company. He has several times filled the office of justice of the peace; was president of the board of education five years; for thirty years was road overseer. [pg 717]

Hugh McDONALD, carpenter and farmer of Bloomery, son of Hugh and Elizabeth McDonald, was born in Pennsylvania, 1842; Irish descent; married, 1869, Louisa, daughter of Josiah and Margaret A. SURBAUGH; children, Alpheus A., Fannie A., Joseph E., George W., Mary S., and W. M. [pg 717]

Marion McDONALD, farmer of Bloomery, son of J. H. and Mary V. McDonald, was born of Scotch parentage, 1870; married, 1894, Sarah E., daughter of Luther and Elizabeth BENNETT. Their child's name is Mary E. [pg 717]

S.C. McDONALD, merchant of Gore district, son of Sidnor and Mary J. McDonald, Irish ancestry, was born in Frederick County, 1850. He has been in the mercantile business at Hanging Rocks six years. [pg 717]

William McDONALD, farmer residing near Higginsville, son of Samuel and Catherine McDonald, English ancestry, was born 1871; married, 1891, Linnie, daughter of Taylor and Cinda SHANHOLTZER; children, Ethel L. and Bertha P. [pg 718]

Charles J. McGEE, farmer of Mill Creek, son of Charle and Hannah McGee, of Irish and German ancestry, was born in Pennsylvania, 1843; married, 1865, to Margaret C., daughter of George and Susan HARTMAN; children, George S., Charles A. Mr. McGee's second wife was Harriett, daughter of John and Molly FLEMING. [pg 717]

Edward W. McGILL, farmer of Springfield district; son of Patrick and Mary McGill; of English ancestry; born in Maryland, 1817; married, 1847, Mary E., daughter of Benjamin and Rachel CHISWELL, of Maryland; children, E. Franklin, Edward W., Wallace H., Arabella W., Mary H., Kate T., and Ella C. [pg 720]

S. T. McGLATHERY, farmer of Green Spring, son of Allen and Martha McGlathery, was born in 1835, in Pennsylvania; ancestry, Scotch and Irish; married, 1858, Susan V., daughter of Rev. Moses and Sarah RAYMOND, of Connecticut; children, Martha C., I. R., and Edgar A. [pg 719]

W. T. McGRUDER, farmer of Springfield district, born 1849; children, Fad S., Martha E., Minnie, and Almeda. [pg 719]


George W. MERITT, farmer of Mill Creek, son of George and Annie B. Meritt, was born 1862, of German ancestry; married, 1889, to Rosetta, daughter of Joseph and Mary SHOEMAKER; children, Ethel C. and Georgia L. [pg 717]

Oliver MESSIC, a farmer near Romney, was born in Hampshire County, 1861, of German ancestry; son of Thomas and Rachel Messic; married, 1887, to Tabitha, daughter of Isaac and Hannah TIMBROOK; children, Garret I.T., Osceola, Hildred, and Mildred. [pg 717]

Franklin MESSICK, farmer of Romney district, born of German and Irish parentage, 1851, is a son of Thomas and Rachel Messick; married, 1872, to Belle, daughter of Philip and Emily HARTMAN; children, Charles W., Emma S., R. Luis, Irene, Rittie V., Lillian O., George F., and Isaac B. [pg 720]

Hiram MICHAEL, farmer of Gore district, son of Andrew and Elizabeth Michael, German extraction, was born in Morgan County, 1815; married Nancy, daughter of Jacob and Mary ULLERY, 1856. Their son's name is G. T. Michael. [pg 721]

M. A. MILLAR, farmer of Romney district, son of John D. and Sarah Millar, was born 1872; Scotch ancestry; married, 1893, to Martha E., daughter of John M. and Amanda PEER; children, Sarah A., Scotland, and Edith C. [pg 720]

John D. MILLAR, jr., farmer of Romney district, son of John D. and Sarah L. Millar, was born 1860; married, 1883, to Nannie, daughter of Robert and Catherine SHEETZ; children, Catherine, Edwin, Nannie, Frederick, and Thomas. "Lot 4" was granted by Lord Fairfax to William Millar, June 15, 1749; by him conveyed by will to his son Isaac Millar, 1789; by him conveyed to his son, Michael Millar; Michael conveyed it to his son, John Decker Millar. Isaac Millar was president of the county court until his death, and twice declined the office of sheriff. [pg 720]

A. J. MILLER, farmer of Gore district, son of Stephen and Celia Miller, German ancestry, was born in Morgan County, 1846; married Leah, daughter of David and Mary HOTT, 1890; children, W. L., James A., and Sylvester. [pg 721]

Larken C. H. P. MILLER, farmer of Bloomery, son of Jeremiah and Mary Miller, was born 1854; English ancestry; married, 1881, Mary A., daughter of Nimrod and Susan DAY; children, Bessie E. E., John H., Addie, Robert, William, Mamie, Ora, and Larken D. [pg 717]

Neri MILLER, farmer of Springfield district, son of Washington and Catherine Miller, was born in Pennsylvania, 1857; German and Irish ancestry; married, 1883, Addie S. daughter of Abram and Elizabeth THOMAS, of Pennsylvania; children, Anna G., Espy W., Abram W., Catherine E., Chester N., and Rose E. [pg 719]

William MILLER, of Gore, son of John B. and Sarah Miller, was born 1845; Irish descent; married, 1868, Sarah B., daughter of Thomas and Rebecca WILLS; children, Cora, Anna, Holland, Ettie, Ella, Alma, Willie, and Charles. Mr. Miller has several times been deputy sheriff. [pg 719]

Charles F. MILLER, farmer near Purgitsville, son of Charles and Louisa Miller, was born, 1856, in Hardy County, of German ancestry; married, 1877, to Sarah F., daughter of John and Eliza SHOEMAKER; children, Samantha L and Lafayette C., who is an adopted child. Mr. Miller owns one hundred and seventy-six acres of land. [pg 717]

J. M. MILLER, of Higginsville; merchant; son of Oliver J. and Eveline J. Miller; born in Hardy County, 1868; German ancestry; married Ida, daughter of John P. and Amanda MILLER, 1896. Their child's name is Hilda. [pg 718]

John H. MILLER, farmer of Bloomery, son of Stephen and Anna Miller, was born 1833; English and Scotch ancestry; married, 1868, Elizabeth MILLER; children, Ira T., Robert E., Mary F., Annie E., George W., Dora S., John M., Daniel A., Minnie B., Ezra C., Bertha E., Ruth I., F.C., and Allen P. He served twenty-one months in the Union army, in a Pennsylvania regiment. He was severely wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, and was confined to his bed two years, and was a cripple seven years. He receives a pension of twenty- four dollars a month. He owns two hundred and fifty acres, one hundred and seventy-five improved. [pg 718]

U. L. MILLER, a farmer of Mill Creek, son of Jacob and Annie Miller, was born near Keyser, 1854, of German ancestry; married, 1893, to Amanda, daughter of S. and Damoris BISER; their child's name is David F. Mrs. Biser has been twice married, her first husband being David WALKER, who was born in 1861 and died in 1886; children, Lillie F., Homer A., and Walker. [pg 717]

Washington MILLER, farmer of Gore district, German descent, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Miller, was born in Pennsylvania, 1826; in 1854 married Catherine, daughter of John and Eleanor FISHER, of Maryland; children, Nervi, Ellen, Theodore, Amanda, Mary, Ira, Agnes, Ama, Augusta, and Alberta. [pg 718]

B. F. MILLESON, farmer of Gore district, son of William and Sarah Milleson, was born 1832; married Lizzie E., daughter of John and Sarah ENGLE, 1863; children, Sallie B., John W. T., Goerge B. Joseph M., Mary M., Charles C., Samuel H. [pg 721]

I. K. Mills, farmer of Romney district, son of Evert and Elizabeth Mills, was born of German ancestry, 1853; married 1888, to Sydna, daughter of Wiliam J. and Susan HARTMAN; children, Annie B, John W., Ettie E., and Effie. [pg 720]

Alexander W. MONROE, surveyor, lawyer, and farmer, residing near Barnes's Mill, Gore district, son of Robert and Elizabeth Monroe, Scotch descent; was born, 1817, in Hampshire County; married, 1852, Sarah A., daughter of John and Eleanor FRENCH; child, James W. Mr. Monroe was married a second time, in 1866, to Margaret E. PUGH; children, Robert P., Sallie E., Ella G., and Annie H. Alexander Monroe was the oldest colonel, by his commission, in the Virginia militia. He commanded the 114th Regiment, was disbanded in 1862. He fought in the war till the close, and was in command of the rear guard on the retreat from Gettysburg, and his duty was to protect the wagon-train, which was twenty-seven miles long. Further mention of Colonel Monroe will be found in this book. [pg 718]

James Monroe, of Scotch ancestry, settled in Hampshire County near the close of the eighteenth century. He was grandfather to Colonel Alexander Monroe of this country, and R. W. Monroe, of Preston County. He had four brothers, Dr. John Monroe, a Baptist preacher, who resided on North River and died on Capon; George Monroe, who lived in Fairfax County; Alexander Monroe, Baptist preacher, who went to Kentucky; and Robert Monroe, who was born near Slanesville, 1796, and died in Harrison County, 1876. [pg 719]

James A. Monroe, Sheriff of Hampshire County, was born 1864; son of John and Lydia T. Monroe; Scotch and Irish ancestry; married, 1890, to Virginia, daughter of John W. and Mary M. MONROE; children, Mary L. and James W. [pg 720]

John G. MONROE, farmer of Springfield district, son of James and Eleanor Monroe, was born 1824; ancestry, Scotch and Irish; married, 1853, Mary, daughter of James and Catherine ALLEN. [pg 719]

John J. MONROE, farmer of Capon, son of Dr. James and Margaret Monroe, Scotch ancestry, was born 1833; married Lydia T., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth KACKLEY; children, James A., Joseph T., and John J. Mr. Monroe died 1892. He was elected, 1871, as a member of the county court, and was subsequently elected to the legislature, and was sheriff of the county. Mrs. Monroe and her son John J. reside on the home place of four hundred and seventy acres. [pg 718]

James W. MONTGOMERY, residing near Spring Gap, Gore district, son of Robert and Sydna Montgomery, was born in Pennsylvania, 1821; Irish and Scotch descent; married Priscilla, daughter of John and Ellen HOCKENBERRY, of Pennsylvania, 1863; children, John, Isabella M., Robert, James, Samuel T., Mary L., Elvira, Margaret, Elizabeth A., and Achey. [pg 718]

Joseph MONTGOMERY, farmer, residing near Spring Gap, son of James and Priscilla Montgomery, was born 1863, in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He married Lena, daughter of Eli and Margaret SUNDERLAND, of Pennsylvania; children, Bertha M., Willie, Mary E., and Dora E. [pg 718]

B. N. MORELAND, farmer, Springfield district, son of Bassil and Margery Moreland; born 1842; German descent; married, 1880, Rhoda, daughter of John W. and Mary C. WHITACRE, of Virginia; children, Delsie L. Isaac S., William K., Benjamin C., Annie, Lettie C., Hettie V., Joseph H. [pg 720]

David E. MORELAND, farmer residing near Spring Gap, Gore district, son of Evan and Eleanor Moreland, was born 1851; married Rachel E., daughter of Kenner and Martha E. SEATON, 1878; children, William W., Cora B., Amy E., Charles E., Benjamin A., Anna M., Victor G., and Joseph C. [pg 718]

William P. MORELAND, farmer of Gore district, near Spring Gap, son of Evan and Ellen Moreland, was born 1865; married Caroline, daughter of J. A. and Sarah E. LARGENT, 1892; children, Lavinia, Wilbert and Arthur. [pg 718]

F. P. MORELAND, farmer residing in Gore district, near Hanging Rocks, son of George and Jemima Moreland, was born of English parentage, 1855; married Mary M., daughter of John and Caroline KLINE, 1875; children, Sadie J., Harriet A., Marion M., Minnie B., John F., Hettie L., Virginia E., Elsie C., and George E. [pg 718]

L. T. MORELAND, farmer of Capon, son of George W. and Sarah Moreland, Irish ancestry, was born 1830; married Mary E., daughter of George and Rebecca SPAID, 1862; children, Lemuel H., Ella B., George W., Rebecca S., John A. O., Mary M., Martha M., and Aramintha A. He served in the Confederate army; owns one hundred and fifteen acres, seventy-five improved. [pg 718]

Albion MORTON, farmer of Gore district, son of Thomas and Elmira Morton, English ancestry, was born in Parish St. David's, New Brunswick, 1864; married Lala A., daughter of Moses and Helen E. BARROWS, of Maine, 1892; children, Levi B., Moses I., Lecta L., Charles I., and George I. [pg 718]

Samuel MULLEDY, a brother of Thomas F. Mulledy, was also born in Romney, and he became little less distinguished than his brother. He finished his education in Europe, and was first president of the Holy Cross College at Worcester, Massachusetts. Few men, if any, have gone from Hampshire County who accomplished so much as they as scholars, educators, and ecclesiastics. [pg 719]

Thomas F. MULLEDY -- in 1795, Thomas F. Mulledy, son of Thomas Mulledy, was born in Romney, Irish by birth and in religion a Catholic. His life is a shining example of what industry and perseverance can do. With no advantages not enjoyed by the average youth of that time in the secluded inland village, he applied himself to books, overcame obstacles, entered Georgetown College, and graduated with honors in 1815. He went to Europe and studied several years in Rome, becoming one of the ripest scholars in Italian literature which this country has produced. He served two years as tutor to the crown prince of Naples; and twice after his return to America was sent by the Catholic Church as ambassador to Rome. In 1829 he was chosen president of Georgetown College, and was connected with that institution nearly all the time till his death, which occurred July 20, 1861. [pg 719]

J. W. MUNDAY, of Romney; railroader; son of Patrick and Catherine Munday; Irish parentage; born in Maryland, 1828; married, 1849, to Hester A., daughter of Edward and Eliza BRADY, of Maryland; children, Charles F., Ella M., Margaret J., and Anna B. [pg 720]

Victor L. MYERLY, farmer of Sherman, son of Jesse and Jane Myerly, English and German parentage, was born in Maryland, 1860; married Rena, daughter of J. B. and Martha EVERHEART, of Clarke County, 1889; children, Eva P. and James R. [pg 721] --

N Surnames

James P. NEALIS, teacher of Gore district, residing near Barnes's mill, son of Timothy and Sarah Nealis, Irish descent, born 1839, in Philadelphia; married Mary D., daughter of Peter and Sedena MILLER, 1861; children, John A., James G., Joseph E., Fannie L., Sallie, Christian, Robert M., Lula, Frances I., and Annie. [pg 721]

Robert B. NELSON, farmer of Gore district, near Augusta, son of Jackson and Caroline Nelson; German descent; born 1861; married Victoria E., daughter of B. M. and Nancy E. HAINES, 1885; children, Fannie M., Elmer P., Cora N., Irwin R., and Edith B. [pg 721]

W. B. NESMITH, of Bloomery; miller by trade; son of John and Rebecca Nesmith; English parentage; born 1856; married, 1880, Mary, daughter of Amos and Anna CLOUD; children, George W., Ada L., Icie A., and Lena M. [pg 721]

James A. NEWHOUSE, blacksmith, resident of Romney, of German ancestry, was born in Ohio. His children are George W. and Joseph H. Newhouse. [pg 721]

Robert D. NOLAND, farmer of Gore, son of Pierce and Mary Noland, Irish and Scotch ancestry, was born 1831; married Elizabeth J., daughter of Abraham and Sarah MOORE of Kentucky and West Virginia, 1868; children, E. W. and Minnie. [pg 721]

Jacob L. NOLAND, stock dealer, resident of Davis, West Virginia, was born in Hampshire, 1850; son of E. G. and Jennie Noland; German and Irish ancestry; married Fannie R., daughter of Bailey and Elizabeth CATLETT, 1872; children, Naomi L., Viola P., and Paul I. [pg 721]

O Surnames

John OATES, farmer of Capon, son of Samuel and Mary J. Oates, was born of English ancestry, 1850; married Almira R., daughter of William and Elizabeth FLETCHER; children, Albert G., Ella G., and Frederick. He owns one hundred and sixty-four acres, fifty improved. He is president of the board of education. [pg 721]

T. K. OATES, physician of Capon Bridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oates, was born 1869. He graduated at the Shenandoah Normal School, and afterwards at the Maryland University, and at one entered upon an active practice. [pg 721]

William L. OATES, farmer of Capon, son of Jacob and Eliza Oates, English parentage, was born 1845; married Mary, daughter of Henry and Catherine LEAR; children, James, George, Ella, Jefferson, Edward, Albert, Emma, Ollie, Altha, Maggie, and Gertrude. He was in the Confederate army. [pg 721]

James F. OATS, farmer of Sherman district, son of Jacob and Mary E. OATS, German and English ancestry, was born 1854; married Hannah E., daughter of Isaac and R. A. SAVILLE, 1876; children, Fannie R., Hettie A., Hattie E., Franklin E., Albert W., and G. L. P. [pg 721]

D. W. OGLESBEE, merchant of Bloomery, son of Hillary and Sarah Oglesbee, was born of English and Irish ancestry, 1846; married, 1873, Portia L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fenton D. BAKER; children, Althea S., Floyd B., Mary, Grace L., Herbert W., and Lillian. Mr. Oglesbee resides at Capon Bridge. [pg 721]


P Surnames

Frederick PANCAKE, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of A. J. and Ann Jemima Pancake, of German ancestry, was born 1860; married 1886, to Sarah W., daughter of J.D. and Sarah L. MILLER. His child is John A. Pancake. [pg 726]

I.H.C. PANCAKE, merchant, resident of Romney, son of Joseph C. and Ellen D. Pancake, of German, Scotch, and Irish ancestry, was born 1845; married, 1874, to Fannie, daughter of Lemuel and Isabella CAMPBELL, of Virginia; children, Ellen C, E. Blair, L. Campbell, Joseph C., and Fannie G. X[pg 726]

John S. PANCAKE, farmer, resident of Romney District, son of Joseph C. and Ellen D. Pancake, of Irish and German ancestry, was born 1846; married 1884 to Margaret, daughter of [pg 725] Robert W. and Sarah E. GILKESON; children, Emily V., William C., and Elizabeth G. Mr. Pancake has an interest in an extensive peach farm hear Romney and also devotes his time to the raising and dealing in stock. He was in the Confederate army. [pg 726]

Joseph C. PANCAKE, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of Isaac and Sallie Pancake, of Irish, Welsh, and German ancestry, was born 1814; married, 1843, to Ellen D., daughter of Silas and Maria REESE; children, Sarah M., Isaac H.C., John S., Mary B., William C., Andrew F., Josephs S, and Sydna M. [pg 726]

Joseph S. PANCAKE, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of Joseph C. and Ellen Pancake, was born 1856; married, 1897, to Sallie, daughter of John J. and Bettie INSKEEP.[pg 726]

THE PARKER FAMILY -- The history of Hampshire County is interwoven with that of the Parker family and the many connections and interrelations. The founder of the family in America was Robert Parker, who came from England. He had four sons and two daughters. his sons were Peter, Robert, Solomon, and Nat; his daughters, Katie and Susan. In the Revolutionary War, Nat was a Tory, and disappeare

. It was never ascertained what became of him, as he was never again heard of. But the other children married, and their descendants are now found not only in Hampshire County, but in the distant States. The family of each of these children will be traced separately. [pg 723] Peter PARKER married Miss DIMMITT, and they had several daughters and one son, Solomon. The daughters married and went west, where their descendants are respectable and numerous. Solomon PARKER married Miss TAYLOR, and they had six children, four sons and two daughters. The sons were Peter, Taylor, Isaac, and Joseph; the daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Ellen. Peter married Miss BOYCE of Texas; Taylor married Miss SWISHER; Isaac was twice married, first to Miss THOMPSON, and then to Lydia CAIN. Their daughter is Mrs Jane THOMPSON, of Three Churches. Joseph married Ellen GRACE; Elizabeth married Enoch RINEHART; Mary Ellen married Mr. GUTHRIE.

Robert PARKER married Sarah CAMPBELL. They had three sons, Clausen, John, and Richard, and two daughters, Hannah and Katie. Clausen married Rebecca TAYLOR and settled on the [pg 723] Ohio River; John went to Ohio; Richard went to Kentucky; Katie married Mr. McCRACKEN and went west; Hannah married John BRADY, and they had one son, James, and six daughters, Sallie, Katherine, Mary, Harriett, Hannah, and Rebecca. James never married; Sallie married Mr. MIDDLETON and afterwards Mr. NEVILLE; Katherine married Mr. WHEELER; Mary married Rev. C. PARKISON; Harriet married Joseph TAYLOR; Hannah married Alonzo FOWLER; Rebecca married Dr. John DAILY. Solomon PARKER married Miss WRIGHT, and had four sons, Isaac, Robert, John, and William, and four daughters, Harriet, Lucinda, Mary, and Sarah Katherine. Isaac married Miss KING and went west ; John died young; William married three times, first Miss HIGGINS, then two Miss SHEPHERDs. He went to Missouri. Robert married Katherine MYTINGER; Harriet married Mr. STUMP; Lucinda died unmarried; Mary married Mr. HIGGINS; Sarah Katherine married Mr. HOFFMAN. Robert had four sons, John Hite, Daniel, William, and Edgar, and three daughters, Lizzie, Roberta, and Jennie. John Hite married Miss GRACE and went to Missouri; Daniel married Lizzie REES and lives at Frankfort, Mineral County; Lizzie married Rev. L. BUTT; Roberta married Dr. HODGSON, of Cumberland, Maryland; William never married; Jennie never married; Edgar married Effie SINGHASS. [pg 724] Katie PARKER married Mr. JOHNSON, and their descendants are numerous on Patterson Creek. Their children were Okey, Joshua, William, Susan, Charity, and Polly. Okey married Miss TURLEY; Joshua married Miss SHEETZ; William married Miss TAYLOR; Susan married Mr. HOLLENBECK; Charity also married a HOLLENBECK, Polly married Mr. CARSCADDON. [pg 724] Susan PARKER married Captain William FORMAN, an account of whose death while fighting Indians near Wheeling, in September, 1777, is given elsewhere in this book. They had eleven children. Isaac was bitten by a mad dog and died; Grace married Mr. CASEY. Through her the PARKERs and PARSONS are related. Elizabeth married Mr. TAYLOR and they had nine children, three sons, Simon, William, and Joseph; six daughters, Mary, Katie, Susan, Rebecca, Betty, and Sarah. Simon married Miss FLEMING and went to Kentucky; William married Miss GLAZE; Joseph married Miss CORCORAN and went to the Ohio River; Mary married Mr. PARKER; Katie married Mr. LAWSON; Susan married William FRENCH; Rebecca married Mr. PARKER; Betty married Mr. JOHNSON; Sarah married Mr. MYTINGER. [pg 724]

A. V. PARKER, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of James and Eliza J. Parker, of English and Irish ancestry, was born 1869; married 1895, to Susan daughter of David and Nannie FOX; child, Nancy J. [pg 726]

E. S. PARKER, merchant, resident of Springfield, son of Robert W. and Catherine E. Parker, of German and English ancestry, was born 1867; married 1894 to Effie R., daughter of C W. and Virginia SINGHASS; child, Virginia C. [pg 724]

James PARKER, farmer near Mechanicsburg, son of John and Ellen Parker, was born near where he now resides, in 1815; ancestry, English and German; married, 1865, to Eliza J, daughter of Ephraim and Eliza HERRIOTT; children, Alford B., James M., Ephraim H., John P, J, and George O F. [pg 722]

John W. PARKER, farmer near Mechanicsburg, son of Abraham and Mary C Parker, was born 1846; German and English parentage; married, 1872, to Verlenda M, daughter of John and Sarah LINGO, of Cumberland, Maryland; children, Mary L. Ella, Flora W., Walter W., Lillian, Edward A., Elizabeth, Edith, Fannie, Harry A., and Charles C. [pg 722]

R. W. PARKER, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of Solomon and Sarah Parker, of English ancestry, was born 1815; married 1842, to Catherine, daughter of Daniel and Sarah MYTINGER; children, John H., Daniel M., Virginia W., Roberta S., Edgar S., Sarah E., and William C. [pg 724]

Samuel B. PARKER, farmer of Mill Creek, son of John A and Elizabeth Parker, was born 1842; German ancestry; married 1877, to Mary C, daughter of Nicholas and Martha J BISER, of Beaver Run; children, Albert L., Lucy B. Clara C, William, Isaac C, Florence D, Andrew J, Samuel H, and George S. A. [pg 722]

John C PARRAN, of Green Spring, by occupation a farmer, was born of Scotch and German ancestry, near Moorefield, 1837. His parents, N.D. and Adeline Parran. He married, 1872, Addie L., daughter of Isaac and Susan BAKER. Their daughter, Kate Beulah. [pg 724]

Jacob D. PARRILL, farmer of Sherman district, son of Joseph and Isabella Parrill, German ancestry, was born in Hardy county, 1825; married Lydia, daughter of George and Daritha DELLINGER of Virgina, 1848; children, Mary A., Margaret F., Amanda V., George W., Edward A. Mr. Parrill married Clarinda, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth REYNOLDS, 1863; children, Laura I., Joseph H., Charles A. [pg 726]


Garrett W. PARSONS, farmer one mile below Romney, son of Isaac and Susan Parsons, was botn 1852; Irish ancestry; married, 1878, Mary A. daughter of John and Anna COVELL, of Virginia and Rhode Island; children, John C., Garrett W., Annita E, Charles H, Mamie A., and William P. Mr. Parsons owns the old Parsons homestead, one of the oldest and most valuable in Hampshire. It has een in the family about one hundred and fifty years. The house was built in 1774, and is still occupied and in good condition. [pg 722]

Isaac PARSONS, farmer, son of Isaac and Susan Parsons, of English ancestry, was born 1839; married to Emma, daughter of Julius and Mary WADDLE; children, Mary K., J. Clifford, Isaac B., Maude W., Susan B., and Alice H. He was a resident of Springfield district. [pg 724]

W. H. PATTERSON, paper finisher, Springfield district, son of Robert Patterson, of Irish ancestry, was married 1887, to Florence, daughter of Jonathan and Caroline BRYAN; children, Edgar, Benjamin, Jeremiah, Flora, and Grover. [pg 724]

Offutt PEACEMAKER, merchange of Bloomery district, son of Adam and Elizabeth C. Peacemaker, was born in Virginia, 1867; German ancestry; married, 1892, Minnie, daughter of J. W. and Jane BAGEANT, of Virginia. Their child's name is Raymond C. He owns thirty acres, twenty-eight miles from Romney.[pg 722]

James H. PEER, farmer of Gore, son of Elias and Rachel Peer, German descent, was born in Shenandoah County, 1850; married Rebecca, daughter of Abraham and Sarah LAMBERT, 1874; children, William, Salemma, Saisey, Samuel, Cleveland, Elias H. Minnie R., George, Benjamin, and Grayson J. [pg 726]

William PEER, of English ancestry, son of James H and Rebecca Peer, is a farmer of Gore; born 1876; married Lizzie, daughter of Robert and Nancy RISER, 1893; children, Minor L., and Nina R. [pg 726]

S. J. PENNINGTON, farmer of Capon, son of Enoch and Phoebe Pennington, English ancestry, was born 1836; married Margaret MICHAEL, 1868; children, Louisa J., John O., Nina B. He was in the Confederate army. He died 1891.[pg 723]

Joseph F. PEPPER, farmer near Pleasant Dale, son of Jacob and Frances Pepper, German ancestry, was born 1848; married Lucy M., daughter of A. T. and Margaret J. PUGH; children, Margaret F., Ida M., Charles A. [pg 726]

John H. PILES was born in Hampshire county, August 27, 1832; and was married to Jane, daughter of William and Rebecca ROBERSON, January 17, 1856. He removed with his family from Hampshire to St. Clair County, Missouri, in September, 1870, and is a farmer by occupation. His children are, William T. Rebecca S., Mary E., Richard J., Martha E., Robert L., Dora A., Ida M., John Russell, and Estella H. The subject of this sketch was captain of the Grassy Lick Militia, and afterwards a company in Imboden's brigade, as is more fully detailed in another chapter of this book. Captain Piles was severely wounded at the battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, which caused him to be sent to the hospital in Richmond. [pg 722]

Joseph B. PILES, farmer of Sherman district, son of John H. and Martha E. Piles, was born 1860; married Matilda E., daughter of Daniel and Mary SIMMONS, 1883; children, Lumama E., William A. Anna V.B., Martha F. J., Floyd H., and Frona. [pg 726]

C. F. POLAND, son of W J and Achsah Poland, German descent, was born 1855; married, 1887, Mary J, daughter of Bernard and Caroline FETZER, of Martinsburg, West Virginia. Mr. Poland graduated, 1877, at Shepherd College Normal School; taught six terms in Hampshire; established the Hampshire Review, owned and edited it until it was sold to Cornwell Brothers, 1890; took theological course at Randolph-Macon College; was persuaded by Rev. George E. Tyler to purchase the Episcopal Methodist South, the organ of the Balitmore Conference, M.E. Church South, 1892. The next year it was sold to Rev.. J. J. Lafferty, by which Mr. Poland lost all he had, and more. He edited the South Branch Intelligencer from 1893 to 1897, when it was consolidated with the Review. Mr. Poland then moved to Baltimore to take a position with a publishing company. [pg 722]

D. G. POLAND, farmer and mechanic of Sherman district, son of J. C. and Martha E. Poland, Irish ancestry, was born 1860; married Mary P F, daughter of Armstead and Mary ALVERSON; children, Dale V.D., Bonn A., and Roy A. He has held the office of justice of the peace both by appointment and election. [pg 726]

J. S. POLAND, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of James and Rachel Poland, of English ancestry, was born 1842; married 1866, to Mary S., daughter of Isaac and Nancy J. HAINES; children, Elizabeth J., Charles D., James W., Lula E., and George I. [pg 724]

Jeremiah POLAND, farmer, resident of Romney, of English ancestry, was born in Hardy County, 1855; married, 1878, to Harriet E., daughter of Daniel and Martha LEWIS; children, Margaret E., Anna L., Lorenzo G., Ora B., Hannah S., Granvil R., Jeremiah C., and Ada P. [pg 726]

J. W. POLING, deputy sheriff, resident of Romney, son of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Poling, of German, Welsh, and Irish ancestry, was born 1836; married 1858, to Mary J., daughter of George N. and Elizabeth HAUSER; children, Lawrence, Henry E., Annie B., Harry H., Dora S., M. Bessie, and George W. [pg 726]

M. F. POLING, now of Hardy County, was born in Hampshire, 1841, of German descent. He is related on his mother's side to the MILLS family, she being a daughter of Rev. William Mills, an Englishman. Mr. Poling was manager of the Hampshire almshouse fourteen years, and was justice of the peace eight years. He was in the Confederate Army, Co. K., Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, and took part in nearly all the battles in which Stonewall Jackson was engaged, he being in Jackson's Corps. He was captured at Fredericksburg, 1863; was taken to Fort Delaware; exchanged; captured again; again in Fort Delaware, where he remained till just before Lee's surrender. Mr. Poling was married to Miss E. H. STICKLEY, 1878. Their son's name is M. F. Poling. [pg 722]

V. M. POLING, Clerk of Circuit Court, resident of Romney, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Poling, of German, Welsh, and Irish ancestry, was born 1844; married 1865, to Sallie, daughter of I. N. and Elizabeth HEISKELL, of Virginia; children, Addie E., Claud V., Edgar N., Virgil, Eva V. W. H., Beulah, Robert L., and Martha. Further mention of Mr. Poling will be made elsewhere in this book. [pg 726]

John V. POWELL, farmer of Capon, son of Robert D and Catherine M. Powell, German ancestry, was born 1857; married Mary J., daughter of Christopher and Sarah J. SLONAKER, 1878; children, Bertha O. L. and Myrtle V. He owns two hundred and eighty-three acres, one hundred and fifty under cultivation. [pg 723]

James M. POWELL, farmer of Gore, son of Henry and Precious Powell, was born of English parentage, 1818; in 1836, he married Delilah, daughter of Alexander and Annie PATTERSON; children, Margaret A., Henry A., Benjamin J., John B., Edward B., Jane A., Albert P., and Alverda. Mr. Powell was married a second time, 1866 to Sarah A. SAVILLE; child, Bessie. [pg 723]

Robert D. POWELL, of Bloomery, miller, son of Robert M. and Mary Powell, was born 1835; Scotch and Irish ancestry; ; married, 1870, Lizzie, daughter of George W., and Sallie[pg 722] GORE; children, Bertha M., Mary L., Laura, Nettie G., William R., Bessie H., Robert T., Charles T., Audra L., and Fannie C. Mr. Powell resides at Forks of Capon, where he owns two hundred and seventy-three acres, one hundred improved. He has held the office of justic of the peace, county commissioner, and sheriff. [pg 723]

William H. POWELL, farmer of Bloomery, son of R. M. and Mary Powell, was born 1835; Scotch and Irish ancestry; married, 1870, Mary E., daughter of Lemuel and Margaret PUGH. He owned one hundred and sixty acres, fifty improved. He was in the Confederate army, captain of Co. A, Thirty-third Virginia Infantry, and was wounded at Gettysburg. He took part in the battles of Winchester, around Richmond, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, and others. He has twice been sheriff of Hampshire County. [pg 723]

John W. POWELSON, farmer of Sherman district, son of Paul and Caroline Powelson, German and Irish ancestry, was born 1846; married Nancy J., daughter of John R. and Catherine POWELSON; children, Alvin J., Elizabeth G., and Lester A. [pg 726]

A. B. POWNALL, farmer and teacher of Sherman, son of A. H. and Charlotte Pownall, Irish and Scotch ancestry, was born in Hampshire County, 1873/ [pg 726]

Thomas G. POWNALL, son of A. H. and Charlotte (nee Hannas) Pownall, was born in Sherman district, 1858 of Scotch, Irish, and German descent. His ancestors lived in New Jersey. From the age of six to sixteen he attended public and private schools about four months each year. At seventeen, at Rio, he taught his first school. He taught ten terms in county schools, and in 1886 was principal of Romney graded school, and was elected in 1888 to a similar position at Paw Paw He was a member of the county board of examiners for teachers in 1884 and 1885. In 1889, he was appointed by A. B. White, deputy collector of internal revenue in Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Grant, Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Pendleton Counties, and served till 1893. In February 1894, he was appointed assistant general superintendent for the United States Leather Company, and in October of the same year was promoted to general superintendent. On August 22, 1894, he was married to Miss Virginia G. FRYE, of Keyser. Mr. Pownall resides at Cumberland, Maryland, in order the better to look after the extensive business of theleather company; but he holds his citizenship at Romney, West Virginia. He has one child, two years old. While teaching school, and while in the revenue service, Mr. Pownall dealt in live stock, timber, tan, bark, and real estate. He attended the Fairmont Normal School in 1880; and in 1887 graduated in the scientific course of the North-Western University at Ada, Ohio. [pg 725] In politics, Mr. Pownall is a Republican, and became interested in the welfare of his party as early as 1875. From 1886 to 1894 he was chairman of the Hampshire County Republican Executive Committee, and for the same period was a member of the Second Congressional District Committee. He resigned both in 1894 because of press of business. In 1888 he was nominated by his party for the State Senate in the twelfth district, and made a thorough and aggressive speaking canvass against Hon. S. L. Flournoy, Democrat, of Romney, who was elected by a reduced majority. Mr. Pownall is not orthodox in religion; does not belong to any church, and does not believe in the doctrine of eternal punishment. [pg 725]

James W. POWNELL, farmer of Gore, son of Isaac J. and Rebecca Pownell, was born 1858; in 1880, he married Amanda B., daughter of J.A. and Eliza A. POWNELL; children, Blanche, Nettie M., Bessie P., George W., Holland L., and James W. [pg 723] --Iven L. PUGH, of Bloomery, farmer, son of Mr and Mrs. M. Pugh, was born of Scotch and English ancestry, 1874; married, 1891, Louisa L., daughter of Elijah and Eliza FLETCHER, of Virginia. He owns one hundred and ninety-two acres, seventy-five improved, thirty miles from Romney. [pg 723]

Lemuel PUGH, farmer of Bloomery, residing thirty miles from Romney; son of David and Esther Pugh; Scotch and English ancestry; born 1841; married 1864, Mary E., daughter of James C and Melinda L. NIXON; children, James C., Florence B., Minnie V, Martha A., David W., Sarah E., Mary E., and Gertrude E. He owns fifty acres of land, twenty improved.[pg 722]

Albert D. PUGH, teamster of Bloomery, son of George and Vertie Pugh, English parentage, was born 1871; married Maggie, daughter of Joseph and Mary EATON; children, Joseph F., George L., and Lucille M. [pg 723]

Albert R PUGH, of Mill Creek, farmer and teacher, was born near Keyser, 1875, son of John W and Caroline Pugh; ancestry, English. [pg 722]

Amos Luther PUGH. The subject of this sketch is a son of the late Lemuel Pugh. His father died in 1877. His mother, Elizabeth A., whose maiden name was TWIFORD, is still living. He is the oldest of a family of eleven children, eight of whom are still living. Two half sisters, old than himself, are Mary Ellen, the wife of Captain William H. POWELL, one of the foremost and most influential citizens of the county who has figured prominently in its public and political affairs for a number of years, and Virginia A., the wife of Taylor URTON, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser and dealer in Cass County, Missouri. The names of his full brothers and sisters, stated in the order of their respective ages are: Arthur Benton, Margaret Catherine, Dora Charity, Lemuel Willie, Roberta Agnes, Sarah Elizabeth, and Martha Bell. [pg 724]

Amos L. Pugh was born January 23, 1853. His father on the paternal side was of Welsh descent and his mother on the same side was of Scotch descent. He was married April 12, 1877, to Miss Alma GARVIN, daughter of the late David J and Margaret Garvin, of High View, Hampshire County. To them was born one son, Robert Beall Pugh, September 7, 1879. Mr. Pugh's only educational advantages were such as were offered by the public schools of the county prior to 1873, and a three months' term in 1874, in Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York, in which time he graduated the business course. In 1873 -- then twenty years of age -- he was appointed a deputy for William H. POWELL, sheriff of the county, which office he [pg 724] continued to hold under the succeeding sheriffs until October, 1888, when he resigned, having agreed to become a candidate for re-election to the State legislature, and some doubts having arisen as to his eligibility to that office, while holding the office of deputy sheriff. He was elected in 1886 to represent the county in the House of Delegates in the State Legislature, and was re-elected in 1888, serving two sessions during each term. He was appointed a member of the board of regents of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, by Governor E. E. Wilson, June 4, 1887, and was reappointed to the same position by Governor A. B. Flemming, April 17, 1890, serving as a member of the Board for six years. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board, and a member of the Building Committee, appointed to take charge of the erection of the new buildings which were built in 1892. At the general election held November, 1893, he was elected Sheriff of Hampshire County, and served in that office for the term beginning the 1st of January following. [pg 725]

Arthur Benton PUGH, brother of Amos Pugh, is a lawyer. He studied law at the University of Virginia, and first located for the practive of his profession, at Petersburg, Grant County, in 1877, when he formed a partnership with Wilbur F. DYRE. The firm for a number of years had a large practice in the counties of Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton. He was married in 1885 to Miss Louisa ANDERSON, the only daughter of David C. Anderson, of Franklin, Pendleton County. In 1888 he was appointed to and accepted the position of assistant attorney in the Department of the Interior at Washington, D.C. This position he filled for nearly three years, when he resigned to enter again upon the practice of his profession at Salem and Roanoke, Virginia. He soon obtained a large and lucrativepractive in this new field; taking his place at one in the front ranks of the bar, and in a few years was regarded as one of the leading lawyers in that section of the State. [pg 725]

The mountainous climate did not agree with his wife, however, and owing to her failing health, he determined to leave Salem. He has been offered his old position at Washington several times, and had each time declined it. In 1896, the offer came again, without solicitation, and in view of the necessity of a speedy change of climate on account of his wife, he, after some hesitation, accepted it. Th year 1896 brought him severe afflictions. His little boy, Benton Anderson, a bright and handsome boy of eight and a half years, died in Salem, in February, and he had the still greater misfortune to lose his wife by death the November following. Two little girls, Mary Anderson, aged seven years, and Louise Benton, born in August 1896, are his only living children. [pg 725]

Captain David PUGH, tanner and farmer, Capon district, son of Marshall and Margaret Pugh, was born at Capon Bridge, 1807; married Mary W. KENIFORD, 1830. He was married a second time, 1835, to Jane, daughter of Abraham CRESWELL; children, Preston, John, Mary C., Maria L., Almira V., Martha J. He was married to Elizabeth A., daughter of Hugh and Annie GARBIN, 1851; children, Florence M., David C., Annie L. Mr. Pugh was a member of the convention which signed the ordinance of secession, 1861. He was many years member of the county court. In 1876 he was elected to the State senate. He has been in the Virginia legislature in 1841. He was personally acquainted with Andrew Jackson, and was a visitor at the White House while Jackson was president. [pg 723]

Joseph A. PUGH, farmer near Pleasant Dale, son of John N. and Sarah Pugh, English ancestry, was born 1842; married Martha V., daughter of Jacob J. and Frances E. PEPPER, 1872; children, Virginia M., Laura F., John A., Finley T., Ada M., and Thomas W. Mr Pugh was in the Confederate army and was wounded at Cold Harbor. [pg 727]

Lemuel Willie PUGH, son of Lemuel and Elizabeth A. Pugh, after receiving such education as could be acquired in the public schools of the day, attended and became a graduate of Eastman's Business College, New York, in 1888. He served four years as deputy sheriff of the county under William H. Powell, during his second term in that office, from 1885 to 1888, inclusive. In 1891 he went west as far as Missouri, and in a short time found employment with the George D. Hope Lumber Company, of Kansas City. He rapidly rose from the position of clerk in one of the many branch establishements of the company located in different sections of Missouri and Kansas to principal accountant and bookkeeper at the main office in Kansas City, and then to general manager of the company's affairs, which position he has held for several years. [pg 725] Of the five younger sisters, whose names are given above, two are married. Margaret C. is the wife of George TAYLOR, one of the most successful and prosperous farmers and stock raisers of the county; and Dora C. is the wife of C. F. RINKER, M.D., of Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, who is practising successfully his profession in that county. The three unmarried sisters are among the most successful teachers in the schools of the county, and have taught also successfully in the public and graded schools of Missouri. pg 725]

Marion PUGH, farmer of Capon, son of Robert J. and Jane Pugh, Welsh and Irish descent, was born 1844. He was in the Confederate army. The home, on which he and his sister Emeline reside, has been in the family many years, the deed dating back to Lord Fairfax, 1760. [pg 723]

C. M. PULTZ, teacher and farmer, residing in Gore district, near Barnes's mill, son of Jacob and Rebecca Pultz, was born 1856; German descent; married Dora E., daughter of John A and Eliza POWNELL, 1893; children, Ada M. and Marshall. [pg 723]

J. W. PULTZ, son of Jacob and Rebecca Pultz, was born 1849, near Slanesville; by occupation a clerk; German ancestry; married 1871, Mary Florence, daughter of John B. and Rebecca A. FENTEN; children, Will Ed., H. Leslie, Frank E., W. Fenten, and Berl K. H. Leslie Pultz was drowned 1889. Mr. Pultz removed to Wheeling, 1883. [pg 724]

L.D. PURGIT, a farmer of Mill Creek, son of William S. and Amelia Purgit, was born 1851; married, 1888, to Susan J., daughter of John and Susan ROGERS of Mineral County; children, Lucy K., Ella K.. Mr. Purgit was married twice, his first children being Grace, Olive, and Orin C. [pg 722]

William S. PURGIT, who for forty years was postmaster, and justice of the peace for an equal time, was born near Purgitsville, 1832; son of Mr and Mrs William Purgit, of German and Irish ancestry; married 1852 to Amanda H., daughter of Jacob and Margaret STATTON; children, Isaac, William, Martha K., Nashville S, Edgar, and Minnie. [pg 722]


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