Hampshire County, WV Biographies

"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.]

R Surnames

C. J. RACY, a teacher residing three miles south of Purgitsville, was born in Hardy County, 1871; son of Morgan and Rebecca Racy; married, 1895, to Cora H. daughter of Warner and Hannah HIGH. Their child's name is Violet I. [pg 727]

John N. RANNELLS, farmer, residing near Higginsville, son of John and Kissiah Rannells, German descent, was born 1836; married Hannah E., daughter of Silas and Harriet MILESON, 1858; children, Augusta V., Charles L., Samuel F., W. Edward, Annie V., Annie B., and Katie. [pg 727]

Benjamin REYNOLDS, farmer of Romney district, son of James and Elizabeth A. Reynolds, was born on Lost River, 1866; married, 1891, to Mary S., daughter of Cornelius and Catherine BLACKBURN; children, Clarence P. and Leafy M. [pg 727]

A. S. RHODES, farmer of Green Spring, son of Andrew M. and Christina Rhodes, was born in Ohio, 1849, of German descent; married, 1889, Mary A., daughter of Leonard W. and Elizabeth HUFF, of Maryland; children, Annie L., John S., Edward F., and Lucy M. [pg 727]

F. B. RILEY, farmer and mail contractor of Bloomery, son of Thomas and Margaret Riley, was born of Irish descent, 1852; married, 1891, Martha A., daughter of Robert and Mary A. HOOK. Their child's name is Thurman R. Mr Riley owns one hundred and thirty-eight acres, forty improved. [pg 727]

James R. RILEY, farmer of Bloomery, son of Thomas and Margaret Riley, was born 1845; Irish ancestry; married, 1877, Mary E., daughter of Iven and Sarah KIDWELL. Their child's name is Alonzo D. He served one month in the Confederate army. [pg 727]

Robert F. RILEY, resideing three miles east of Capon Bridge, son of William T. and Susan A. Riley, was born 1858; Irish descent; married, 1889, Dorothy M., daughter of Louis D and Elizabeth SCHMILBE; children, Tracy L., Wilson C., and Mary P. He owns one hundred and five acres, one hundred improved. He attended the Ohio Normal University two terms, taught twenty years, sixteen of them on a number one certificate. He was two years a member of the board of examiners, and one year a member of the school-book board. [pg 727]

L. A. RIZER, a miller, residing in Keyser, son of Matthias and Nancy Rizer, was born at Springfield, 1845; French and German ancestry; married to Kate HYDE, daughter of John J. Hyde; five children. [pg 727]

Charles N. ROBERSON, farmer and trader, Sherman district, son of Captain Amos and Catherine Roberson, German descent, was born 1873. He has filled the office of constable. [pg 727]

S. A. ROWZEE, farmer, residing near Higginsville, son of Reuben and Sarah A. Rowzee, was born in Frederick County, 1835; French and Irish ancestry; married Ann J., daughter of Peter and Jane REILLY, of Ireland, 1860; children, Mary E., John W., Samuel A., Sarah J., Catherine A., Cyrus H., Isaac N., and David W. [pg 727]

A. M. RUCKMAN, farmer of Sherman district, son of J. T. and Caroline Ruckman, English ancestry, was born 1860; married Alverda, daughter of R.M. and Phoebe WOLFORD, 1885; children, Ira C., Herman G., Floyd M. [pg 727]

Jacob C. RUDOLPH, farmer, residing on Mutton Run, Capon district, son of George and Catherine A. Rudolph, German and Scotch extraction, was born 1837; married Cora, daughter of Adam and Catherine BOWERS, of Berkeley County, 1864; children, Annie, Walter, Cora, Harry, Ada, Eliza, and Mary. He was four years in the Confederate army. [pg 727]

M. H. RUSSELL, of Okonoko; farmer; son of Mahlon and Mary A. Russell; born 1830, in Loudoun County; English and Irish ancestry; married, 1873, Arabella W., daughter of Edward W. and Mary E. McGILL, of Maryland; children, M. Edith, Henry M., Edna H., Virginia M., Edward M., Julia B., and Ann Louise. [pg 727]

S Surnames

A. J. SAGER, farmer of Bloomery, son of James and Mary Sager, was born 1867; German ancestors. He owns two hundred and fifty acres, fifty improved. [ pg 732]

William H. SALE, proprietor of Capon Springs; son of W. P. and N.C. Sale; english ancestry; born 1831, in Rockbridge County; married Sarah J., daughter of Samuel and Mary S. McCORKLE, of Rockbridge. Their daughter's name is Sarah J. He was in the Confederate army, a member of the staff of General Fitzhugh LEE. Captain Sale was manager of the Rockbridge Alum Springs sixteen years, beginning 1854. He then became the proprietor of Capon Springs. He is believed to be the oldest spring manager in the United States. [ pg 732]

Thomas E. SANTINGERE, farmer of Bloomery, son of John B. and Harriet Santingere, of German and Irish ancestry, was born 1855; married 1877, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Harriet ALLEN; children, John W., Edward T., Harvey D., James O., Asa W., Ernest L., Leslie, Maggie H., and Minnie E. [ pg 732]

George SAVILLE, farmer of Gore, son of Oliver and Mary Saville, German descent, was born 1814; married Sarah J., daughter of Moses and Elizabeth ROBINSON, 1860; children, J.J., J.D., W.T.L., and G. L. [pg 733]

George W. SAVILLE, farmer near Kirby, son of Peter A. and Mary C. Saville, was born 1872; married Dora B., daughter of Harrison and Catherine PETERS, 1894; children, Lee E.. and Harrison O. He owns one hundred and fifteen acres, seventy-five improved. [pg 736]

I. J. SAVILLE, school-teacher residing at Pleasant Dale, son of Oliver and Elizabeth Saville, was born 1863, of French descent; in 1888 he married Oceanna, daughter of Abraham and Margaret BARNES; children, Ira C., Ada P., Essie I., and Blanche. [pg 733]

I. N. SAVILLE, railroading; son of Jerry and Mary Saville, of Springfield district; born in Hardy County, 1863; married 1884, Martha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MILES; children, Boyd, Cora, Rose, Alice, and Susie.[pg 734]

Isaac SAVILLE, of Pleasant Dale; farmer, son of Abraham and Eliza Saville; English parentage; born 1828; married Martha, daughter of James and Nancy McBRIDE, 1854; children, John, Elizabeth, James B., Drusilla, E.A., Eliza, Mary, and Robert. [pg 736]

J. H. SAVILLE, farmer of Sherman district, son of Abraham and Eliza Saville, English descent, was born 1833; married Caroline, daughter of Henry and Eliza YOSTE, 1854; children, Amanda F., E.Z., William L., and Rosa L. Mr. Saville was a Confederate soldier for two years. He was in the fight at the wire bridge near Springfield. [pg 736]

J.O. SAVILLE, railroading, resident of Springfield district, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Saville, was born 1849; German ancestry; married, 1875, Amanda J., daughter of James and Sophia CRABTREE, of Maryland; children, Kirk W., Eva I., Jacob H. J. Samuel, James T., and Ella T. M. [pg 734]

James W. SAVILLE, farmer of Springfield district, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Saville, was born 1839, English and German ancestry; married 1864 Miss M. J. MALCOLM, daughter of John and Eleanor Malcolm; children, William L. E. B., C. H., G. M., J.T., E.G., E. May, and N.C. Saville.[pg 734]

John A. SAVILLE, farmer of Sherman, son of Isaac and Martha Saville, English ancestry, was born 1851; married Sallie, daughter of Daniel and Polly SIMMONS; children, Etna M., Matilda E., Rose B., and James F. [pg 736]

John O. SAVILLE, of Gore, farmer, son of Abraham and Eliza Saville, French ancestry, b 1838; married Sarah, daughter of Philip and Emily SHANHOLTZER; children, William T., Della J., Cora H., James C., and Minnie C. Mr. Saville served as a Confederate soldier through the war, most of the time in Capt. Genevan's company. [pg 735]

P. H. SAVILLE, farmer of Gore, son of John and Rebecca Saville, German extraction, was born 1860; married Malissa, daughter of George and Elizabeth MALICK, 1892. Ida M. is their child. [pg 736] SCHAFFENAKER: C. W. SCHAFFENAKER, blacksmith of Bloomery, son of William Schaffenaker, is of German origin. He has held the offices of school trustee and county assessor. [ pg 732]

Charles W. SCHAFFENAKER, blacksmith of Bloomery, son of C. W. and Catherine Schaffenaker, German ancestry, was born in New Jersey, 1857; married Martha F., daughter of Elias and Harriet F. ARNOLD, of Frederick County, 1885. He has served as member of the board of education and assessor. [ pg 732]

A. A. SCHULLER, miller and merchant, residing near Sedan, son of Ferdinand and Barbara Schuller, German ancestry, was born in Europe, 1851; married Catherine, daughter of Eli and Leah FRYE, of Virginia, 1880; children, Mary L., Martha V. Bertha E., Lillian, Annie F., Arthur X., Rosa V., Effie E., and Florence X. Mr. Schuller was a soldier in the Germany army during the war with France, 1870-71. He came to America in 1873, and to West Virginia in 1876. [pg 736]

Jacob R. SEDERS, farmer of Springfield district, son of Thomas Seders, of German ancestry, was married 1854 to Charlotte A. KESLER of Kentucky; children, Mary, John J., Sarah, William T., Reuben H. Asberry, Henry C., Clarence F., Robert L., and Ida. [pg 735]

A. E. SETTLETON, of Romney, teamster; son of Moses and Eliza Settleton; born 1861; married 1886, to Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah JACKSON; children, Fannie, Clarence, William, Louisa, and Mary. [pg 735]

William SHADE, farmer residing on the Levels, son of Adam and Ellizabeth Shade, was born in Frederick County, 1833; married Mrs. J. W. C. LARGENT, daughter of Josiah and Mary KAYLOR, 1895. [pg 733]

A. J. SHANHOLTZ, farmer of Gore district, son of John and Barbara Shanholtz, was born 1844; German parentage; married Sallie M., daughter of Peter and Alcinda ALKIRE, 1871; children, M. G., Ettie M., Lulu B., Bursie E., Harper A., Vernie O., and Thurman W. [pg 733]

B. W. SHANHOLTZ, farmer of Bloomery, son of James and Harriet SHANHOLTZER, was born of German parentage, 1850; married, 1872, Amanda E., daughter of Isaac and Matilda PEPPER; children, Bertha V., Henry G., Carrie E., Ernest L., Lily M., James C., and John C.. His daughter Bertha has taught two terms of school in Hampshire. [ pg 732]

Daniel SHANHOLTZ, farmer of Bloomery son of Samuel and Phoebe Shanholtz, was born 1844; German parentage; married 1896, Rebecca, daughter of Nicholas H. and Maria HARRIS; children, Minnie, Florence B., Taylor, Joseph E., and Harman R. [pg 732]

Joshua SHANHOTLZ, of Bloomery; carpenter; son of Martin and Elizabeth Shanholtz; German ancestry; born 1853; married, 1878, Mary J., daughter of John and Mary J. SMITH; children, Leonora, Alvesta, John, Smith, Sarah, James V., Carl L., Harry, and Ira. [ pg 732]

B. A. SHANHOLTZER, farmer of Gore, son of Jacob and Catherine Shanholtzer, was born 1854, of German and Irish parentage; married Eliza E., daughter of James H. and Caroline SAVILLE, 1875; children, Hamilton T., Marshall G., Virginia M., James J.C., Sarah B., and George E. Mr. Shanholtzer, in 1894, was married to Miss Ettie DOMAN. [pg 734]

B. F. SHANHOLTZER, school- teacher residing in Springfield district, son of Fahs and Sarah A. Shanholtzer, was born 1871; German ancestry; married, 1893, Mary J., daughter of J.W. and Susan C. CROCK; children, Claud E. and Charles L. [pg 734]

Benjamin J. SHANHOLTZER, farmer of Gore, son of Joseph and Mary Shanholtzer, was born 1842; German extraction; married Nancy J., daughter of John W. and Elizabeth DAUGHERTY, of Maryland, 1868. [pg 733]

Noah SHANHOLTZER, blacksmith of Springfield district, son of Jacob and Catherine Shanholtzer, was born 1845; German ancestry; married, 1873, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BEDINGER; children, M.L.C., S.E.A., S.R.M., C.V.F., M.A.M., D.R.E., and John W. [pg 734]

Silas L. SHANHOLTZER, farmer residing near Higginsville, son of Silas and Joanna Shanholtzer, was born 1842; German ancestry; married Maria, daughter of James and Catherine WATTSON, 1867; children, Mary A., Lorenza K., Catherine G., and Herbert G. [pg 733]

William R. SHANHOLTZER, farmer of Gore, son of Isaac and Jane Shanholtzer, was born 1849; German ancetry; married Elizabeth C., daughter of James and Jane HENDERSON, 1870; children, Mary M.J., Sarah E.M., Annie B., Charles J., James R.L., Jacob W.B., Isaac S. E., Estella G. M.,and Minnie S. F. [pg 734]

J. W. SHANK, farmer of Romney district, son of George W. and Catherine A. Shank, was born 1835; German ancestry; married Sarah, daughter of William and Rachel BARRETT; children, Charles W. and Della. Mr. Shank has worked twenty years on the north-western pike. [pg 735]

Benjamin SHANNON, justice of the peace, Springfield district, son of Andrew and Mary Shannon, ws born 1821; Irish ancestry; married, 1842, Hannah C., daughter of Jeemiah and Maria CHADWICK, of Kentucky; children, Mary E., J.C., James, William, Anna B., Robert L., Elizabeth, and John. [pg 734]

W. A. SHANNON, supervisor on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; resident of Springfield district; son of James C. and Elizabeth Shannon; Irish ancestry; born 1861; married, 1884, Fannie, daughter of William and Louisa PARSONS. Their son's name is Augustus C. Shannon. [pg 735]

H. H. SHARFF, printer of Romney, son of John H. and Fannie J., German and English ancestry, was born in Baltimore, 1871; married Ada L., daughter of H. C. JACKSON, 1891. Their child's name is Ruth. [ pg 732]

James SHEETZ, of Romney, merchant; son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sheetz; born 1815; married, 1869, to Myra, daughter of William and Nancy HARPER of Pennsylvania. Their daughter's name was Nancy H. [pg 735]

J. Luther SHELLY, teacher of Sherman district, son of Philip and Hannah Shelly, German parentage, was born 1867; married Sarah L., daughter of George and Matilda ROOMSBURG; children, Luther C. Susan V., and Myrtle. [pg 735]

Philip SHELLY, son of Daniel and Catherine Shelly (nee FAUVER), was born in Augusta County, 1831; German, Scotch, and Irish descent. In 1854, he married Hannah, daughter of Jacob and Margaret SHANK; children, William and Luther. Mr. Shelly married a second time, 1877, to Susan, daughter of John and Caroline HOTT; children, John, Theodore, Homer, and Eltie. [pg 731]

James A. SHORT, shoemaker, Springfield district, son of John and Susan Short, was born 1854; Irish ancestry.[pg 734]

H. W. SHORT, farmer of Bloomery district, son of Joseph C. and Phoebe J. Short, German ancestry, was born 1878. The grandfather of the subject of this sketch was John Short, who was a shoemaker. his family consisted of seven boys and four girls. Joseph C. Short was the youngest. [pg 731] He was born 1857 and died 1894. He was a farmer. He married Phoebe Jane SNYDER, daughter of Jacob Snyder, of Wordensville, Hardy County. They had eight children, only two of whom are living, H. E. and Lillian Grace Short. Joseph SNYDER's second wife was Isabella J. BENNEAR. They had one child, now dead. Miss Bennear's father, James Bennear, resides at Elk Garden. He was in the Federal army. [ pg 732] --

George W. SIFORD, Springfield district, miller; son of George and Delila Siford; born in Morgan county, 1853; German ancestry; married, 1881, Fannie, daughter of James and Mary ALLISON, of Pennsylvania. [pg 735]

B. F. SINE, teacher of Capon District, son of F.J. and M.A. Sine, English ancestry, was born 1865; married Annie R, daughter of B. F. and Julia A. KERNS, of Frederick County, 1891; their child's name is Guy R. He has taught in Stuart Normal College, the Shenandoah Normal College, in the Rock Enon High School, and in a normal school which he established at Capon Bridge. [pg 733]

C. W. SINGHASS, merchant of Springfield, son of James A and Mary L. Singhass of Virginia; was born 1854; English and German ancestry; married 1872, Jennie, daughter of James and Mary ALLISON of Virginia; children, Effie R, Walter F., Nannie P., and Lillian A. [pg 735]

Alexander SINGLETON, of Romney, teamster; son of Alexander and Emily Singleton; born 1876; married 1896, to Lula, daughter of Isaac and Bertie BROWN; children Leona and Herbert. [pg 735]

Josiah SIRBAUGH, carpenter of Bloomery district, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Sirbaugh, was born in Hardy County, 1850; married Harriett A., daughter of John and Elizabeth HARPER, Virginia; Children, Clarence J. and Lulu V. [pg 736]

A. C. SLONAKER, farmer and miller residing in Bloomery district, son of David and Margaret Slonaker, was born 1855; married, 1874, Elizabeth E., daughter of George and Margaret HOTT; children, Irene M., Robert B., Mary C., Daily R. He held the postmastership at Cold Stream twenty-one years; was deputy sheriff eight years. He now owns the mill at Cold Stream, which was built by a man named LARGENT a hundred years ago. It has changed ownership from Largent to Thomas YONLEY, from Yonley to Jonathan LOVETT. It was then sold by decree of court by Commissioner A. P. WHITE, to Deskin WILLS, and in 1876 it became the property of its present owner, who operated it on the old process until 1896, when he put in rollers. Mr. Slonaker owns four hundred and one acres, half improved, and has interests in other lands. [ pg 732]

George W. SLONAKER, farmer of Capon, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Slonaker, German ancestry, was born 1843; married Almira, daughter of Hillery and Sarah OGLESBEE, 1871; children, James A., Dora E., John W., Charles E., Sarah M., Joshua D., Leatha V, and Carl M. He was a soldier under Stonewall Jackson, and was a prisoner nearly two years. [pg 733]

Wesley SLONAKER, wagon-maker and farmer of Capon, son of Christopher and Mary Slonaker, German and Welsh descent, was born 1835; married Louisa L., daughter of John E and Jane HEATWOLE, 1882; owns one hundred and seventy-five acres, one hundred improved. He was in the Confederate army. [ pg 732]

William SMALTZ, farmer of Gore, near North River Mills, son of Jonas and Barbara Smaltz, was born, 1830, in Germany; married Caroline, daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina BOWER, of Germany, 1864. Children, Henry W., William L., Emma A., and Ella M. [pg 733]

Benjamin W. SMITH, minister residing near Augusta, son of Jefferson and Ellen Smith, was born of German parentage, 1860; married Martha J., daughter of John and Anna CORBIN, 1884; children, Annie C. M., and Mary Elivildie. [pg 733]

Edward Mayberry SMITH, formerly of Hampshire, but now connected with the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Trust Company, of Kansas City, Missouri, was born in Romney, 1858; son of Abraham and Mary Elizabeth Smith; married 1 June 1893, Elizabeth Reid, daughter of John W. and Elizabeth WADDELL, of Lexington, Missouri. Their son's name is Walter Edward. Abraham Smith was killed in the Confederate Army, an account of which will be found in this book. Mrs. Smith, with her two sons, Edward M. and Robert E., went to Missouri in 1870, and settled at Lexington. She died in that place four years later. [pg 734]

J. William SMITH, farmer of Gore district, near Pleasant Dale, son of Jefferson and Polly A. Smith, German descent, was born 1867; married Sarah A. M., daughter of John and Martha PILES; children, W. F., Dailey C., Susan M., and O.G. [pg 733]

James F. SMITH, residing near Slanesville; machinist; son of Jefferson and Susanna Smith; German descent; born 1855; married Laura, daughter of W. R. and Martha KENDALL, 1880; children, Sardis E., Albert L., Gorda A., Alonzo D., and Herbert F. [pg 733]

John W. SMITH, farmer residing near Augusta, son of Jacob and J. S. Smith, German and English parentage, was born 1869; married Minnie S. daughter of David and Mary SHAFFER; children, Rannie J. and Clarence L. [pg 735]

Samuel SMITH, railroading, resident of Green Spring, was born in Maryland, 1854; son of Jacob and Mary C. Smith; German ancestry; married, 1875, Cynthia, daughter of James and Sophia CRABTREE, of Maryland. [pg 734]

William B. SMITH, farmer of Romney district, son of George and Leah Smith, was born at Moorefield, 1869; married 1894, to Edith, daughter of Charles and Sarah KEYS; children, Sarah, Charles F., and Myrtle I. [pg 735]

James C. SNAPP, farmer of Gore, son of Joseph and Margaret Snapp, German ancestry, was born in Augusta county, 1813; married Malinda, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth MONROE, 1860; children, Elizabeth and Alexander W. L. [pg 735]

Benjamin F. SNYDER, farmer residing near Okonoko, son of Frederick and Lydia Snyder, German and English ancestry, was born 1861; married Mary E., daughter of Washington and Catherine MILLER, 1886; children, Edith M. and Ora L. [pg 733]

J. W. SNYDER, farmer of Springfield district, son of Frederick and Lydia A. Snyder, was born 1865; German parentage; married 1895, Anna B., daughter of Samuel and Elmira SHOWALTER. Their child's name is Lydia E. [pg 734]

M. L. SNYDER, farmer of Springfield district, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Snyder, was born 1858; German ancestry; married, 1881, Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Washington MILLER, of Pennsylvania; children, M. W., W. C., L.M., and Oscar Lee.[pg 734]

S. A. SNYDER, Gore district, railroader, son of Frederick and Lydia SNYDER, was born 1872; German and English descent; married Flora E., daughter of James S. and Sarah F. MALCOLM, 1892; children, Jessie C and James L. [pg 733]

Sylvester SNYDER, farmer of Gore district, son of Adam and Barbara Snyder, was born in Pennsylvania, 1855; Irish and German descent; married Mary, daughter of Abraham and Mary NEWCOMER, 1880; children, Lizzie, Wesley A., and Amos. [pg 733] --

John SPAID, eldest son of George Nicholas Spaid, was born August 19, 1783, and died Mary 3, 1862. He was a farmer. He married Hannah ANDERSON, December 19 1805. To them were born thirteen children: Mahalah, Enos, Amos, Hiram, Joseph, Margaret, Mary, Rachel, Michael, Nancy, Christina, Melinda, and Elizabeth. Mahalah was born September 17, 1806, and married William ARNOLD, January 3, 1826. Margaret was born November 23, 1814, and died April 15, 1846, having been married to John RICHARDS, February 16, 1834. Mary and Rachel were twins, born June 4, 1817. Mary was united in married to William GARDNER, August 27, 1835, and died July 12, 1836. Rachel was married to Amos LAFOLETTE, August 31, 1841, and is still living. Nancy was born February 1, 1822. She was married to Cyrus GROVES, November 23, 1843, and died May 24, 1855. Christina was born July 24, 1824, and was married to Joseph SECREST, December 17, 1846. Melinda was born June 16, 1826, and was united in marriage to Meredith CAPPER, February 4, 1847. The Cappers live in Wincheter, Virginia. Elizabeth was borm May 26, 1828, and became the wife of Silas LAFOLLETTE, February 10, 1848, and died February 21, 1859. [pg 729]

John W. SPAID, a farmer, son of Frederick Spaid, married Almira, daughter of William and Mary RIDGWAY, May 26, 1896. Their daughter, Maud B., was born March 19, 1897. [pg 731]

John W. SPAID, oldest son of Joseph Spaid, went west in 1860. He lives at Heyworth, Illinois, and is the father of ten children. Hannah became the wife of Jules G. PENNINGTON, but died in 1862. [pg 731]

Joseph SPAID, fourth son of John Spaid, farmer by occupation, was born Dec 7, 1812. When a baby, he crawled out of the cradle into the fire and burned the toes off both feet. However, that has not kept him from doing much hard work. He is the oldest Spaid living. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas LEATHERMAN, Nov 24, 1836. They became the parents of four children. John W. was born October 18, 1838; Hannah C., June 17 1842; Nicholas L., August 15, 1846; Charles F., January 1, 1853. [pg 731]

Levi SPAID, the oldest son of Hiram Spaid, was a farmer. He married Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Catherine CLINE, February 14, 1838. To them were born three children, Jacob F., November 25, 1858; William L., June 8, 1860; Jemima C., February 4 1862. In 1861, Levi entered the Confederate army. He belonged to Captain HERRELL's company, Thirty-third Regiment, Stonewall Jackson brigade. He died of fever at Richmond, April 1863. Hi son, William died Nov 24, 1864. His widow died March 11, 1895. [pg 730]

Michael SPAID, farmer, the fifth son of John Spaid, was born July 17, 1819. He married Mary E., daughter of Jacob and Catherine CLINE, August 22, 1849. he died January 18, 1868. The first child born to them, James C, June 27, 1850, died April 2, 1851. The following are living: Miranda I., born April 7, 1852; Ellen C., July 26, 1853; Sarah J, July 24, 1855; Aljourn R., Nov 24, 1857; Matthias William, May 24, 1860; Mary M., February 11, 1865; Aljourn lives at Lee Summit, Missouri. Mary became the wife of Atwell ALVERSON, January 1897. They live in Texas. [pg 731]

The second branch of the Spaid family sprang from Frederick SPAID, brother to John Spaid. He was born Dec 3, 1785. He was married to his first wife, Margaret McVICAR, May 5, 1808. Their children were as follows: Elizabeth, born March 22, 1809; Nancy, September 24, 1810; George, February 12, 1812; Margaret, February 16, 1816; Mary, September 17, 1820; Priscena, Dec 4, 1824. Elizabeth became the wife of Philip, son of Philip and Elizabeth CLINE, February 27, 1827. Nancy never married. Margaret united herself in marriage with David GARVIN, September 20, 1832. Mary died young, Nov 18, 1823. Priscena became the wife of David MORELAND. [pg 731]

Nicholas L. SPAID, a farmer, second son of Joseph Spaid, married Angeline, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth ANDERSON, March 26, 1873. The following are their children, with dates of birth: Evan W, June 30, 1874; Angus R, August 21, 1875; Branson B., January 2 1877; Elvie C, June 1, 1879; Ora C., June 20, 1880; Nicholas H., Nov 30, 1881; Bertha L., September 3, 1883; Charles C., October 18, 1885; Ada E., Nov 28, 1887; Daniel B., June 13, 1890; Ida S., Sept 20, 1893. Evan W., died Nov 3, 1874. Angus R. Spaid is a teacher by profession. [pg 731]

Tilberry M. SPAID, the youngest living son of Hiram Spaid, was married to Lydia, daughter of Isaac and Jane PENNINGTON, October 1, 1885. Their son Frank Clayton was born September 11, 1887. Mr. Spaid keeps a general store, and in May 1897, entered upon the duties of constable of Capon district. [pg 731] --

James T. SPICER, farmer residing near Spring Gap, son of Henry and Hannah Spicer, was born 1842; Irish extraction; married Anna B., daughter of James and Anna NEALIS, 1877; children, Maggie E., Anna C., Mary E., Clara B., George W., Joseph H., and Rose M. [pg 733]

J. W. STARNES, shoemaker of Springfield district, son of Frederick and Annie Starnes, was born 1844; English ancestry; married, 1867, Matilda J., daughter of Perry and Eliza CHESSHIRE; children: Thomas A., Charles F., Wade H., Mary A., and Ellis C. Mr. Starnes was in the Confederate army; was taken prisoner at Frederick, Maryland, spent three months in the hospital, and was released on parole.[pg 734]

M. I. STARNES, farmer of Romney district, son of Frederick and Annie Starnes, was born 1849; married 1872, to Sallie S. daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth ALBRIGHT; children, Lewis E., Charles F. Robert C., and Maud K. [pg 735]

J. W. STEWARD, farmer of Springfield district, of English ancestry, was born 1867; married, 1889, Eliza A., daughter of George and Sardina STEWARD; children, William N., Benjamin R., and Ethel M. [pg 735]

John W. STEWART, farmer of Sherman district, son of James and Lucinda Stewart; Scotch ancestry; married Lydia N., daughter of James and Lizzie HAWS, 1889. [pg 736]

G. W. STICKLEY, farmer near Okonoko, son of Thomas and Mary A. Stickley, was born in Virginia, 1852; German ancestry; married 1874, Nancy E. KERNS; children, Annie E., James E., Emmel I., Thomas B., Gabriel S., and Lottie P. [pg 735]

J. R. STICKLEY, farmer of Romney district, son of Tobias and Elizabeth Stickley, was born 1853; German ancestry; married 1873, to M. B., daughter of Isaac and Sallie MILLS; children, Luther D., Tobias W., Otie L., Lloyd E, and Annie E. [pg 735]

John A. STICKLEY, of Mill Creek; farmer; son of Tobias and Maria Stickley; German and Scotch ancestry; born near Romney, 1838; married, 1865, to Grace A., daughter of Joseph and Sarah A. TAYLOR; children, Tobias T., Rufus W., Joseph R., John R. Mr. Stickley was a member of Company F, Thirty-third Virginia Infantry, the "Stonewall Brigade." He was severely wounded in the first battle of Bull Run. He now owns and resides upon the old Joseph Taylor farm of two hundred and twenty-five acres. [pg 729]

Cyrus O. STRIEBY, an attorney-at-law of Davis, West Virginia, son of Henry J. and Rachel Strieby, was born at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1866, of American ancestry; married, 1896, to Miss Addie ADAMS, daughter of John J. and Angelica Adams, of St. George, West Virginia. Mr. Strieby graduated, 1889, from the Susquehanna University, and in December of the same year was admitted to practise law in the courts of West Virginia. [pg 729]

H. J. STRIEBY, farmer residing near Spring Gap, son of Jonas and Sarah Strieby, Dutch parentage, was born near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1835; married Rachel, daughter of Nathan and Catherine RIDGE, of Pennsylvania; children, Sadie A., Cyrus O., Emma A., Joseph C., Harry E., and Clara M. [pg 733]

Benjamin H. STROTHER, farmer of Bloomery, son of Benjamin and Nancy Strother, German ancestry, was born, 1823, in Virginia; married, 1855, Letitia, daughter of Joseph and Lucinda SALE, of Virginia; children, George W., Dorsey S., Rosetta B., Florence A., John R., and Albert H. Mr. Strother was twice married, the second time, 1873, to Elizabeth M., daughter of Madison and Sarah PASKEL; children, Annie E., Walter M., Lily W., Tenna E., and Ada M. Mr. Strother served two years in the Confederate army. He owns three hundred acres, half improved. [ pg 732]

Robert H. STROTHER, carpenter of Sherman district, son of James Strother, Irish extraction, was born in Loudoun County, 1842; married Rachel A., daughter of Spencer and Sarah GRAY, 1871; children, Walter Spencer, John Henry, and Joseph Anthony. Mr. Strother died on North River, 1893. [pg 736]

John W. STUMP, of Gore District, railroader by occupation, son of W. M. and Rebecca Stump, was born of German parentage, 1837; married Rhoda A., daughter of Bailey and Elizabeth CATLETT, 1867; children, Lorena M., E. W. and Bessie M. Mr. Stump, in 1876, married Miss Jennie SHOWALTER. [pg 734]

Joseph STUMP, of South Branch, railroading, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Stump, was born 1816, of English ancestry; married 1847, Nancy, daughter of Peter and Mary HASS. [pg 735]

S. J. STUMP, farmer of Gore district, son of John and Nancy Stump, was born of German ancestry; he married Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca CODDY; children, Margaret E., Ann B., and Sarah J. [pg 733]

William S. SUTER, engineer, resident of Springfield district, was born 1841, in Pennsylvania; son of George W. and Susanna Suter; Irish and German ancestry; married, 1867, Margaret, daughter of John and Margaret KAGARRICE of Pennsylvania; children, Mary E., Paulina B., Sarah C., Josephine E., David R., William E., Eliza L. Wayne G., Percy E., George E. R., and Elva Y. [pg 734] --

T Surnames

Oliver H. TARR, of Romney; barber; son of Lewis and Sarah A. Tarr; English and Irish ancestry; born, 1866, in Maryland; married 1893, to Mary S., daughter of Henry M. and Harriet HIGH, and widow of Asa High; children, Fannie G. High and Sarah M. Tarr. Mr. Tarr formerly resided in Baltimore. [pg 737]

George TAYLOR, farmer and stock raiser of Mill Creek district; son of Thomas and Mary Taylor; English ancestry; born 1847; married, 1879, to Margaret C. daughter of L. and Elizabeth PUGH, of Capon Bridge; children, Pauline M. Georgiana, Mary E., Edith P., Katie T., Verdie M. [pg 736]

James W. F. TAYLOR, farmer, residing near Higginsville, son of Joseph I. and Harriet Taylor, was born 1852; German and Welsh descent; married Kessiah F., daughter of Jacob and Sarah SWISHER, 1877; children, Adeline E., and James W. F. [pg 736]

James W. TAYLOR, farmer, resident of Springfield district, son of William and Rebecca Taylor, of German and Irish ancestry, was born 1844; married 1869 to Emma CLICK; children, Fannie L., Joseph A., Addie B., John M., Susan R., Albert B., Victoria, and George F. [pg 737]

Joseph T. TAYLOR, farmer of Romney district, son of William and Rebecca Taylor, was born 1846, of English and German ancestry; mararied 1873, to Catherine, daughter of Isaac and Sarah MILLS; children, Dora S., Mary E., William M., John W., and Sallie B. [pg 737]

K. TAYLOR, M.D., of Slanesville, son of Benjamin F. and Nancy Taylor, English and Scotch ancestry, was born in Loudoun County, 1840; married Louisa H., daughter of Robert and Margaret RANNELLS, 1874; children, Nannie M., Robert K., Ora C., E.F., Cleveland H., and Elridge S. [pg 736]

W. F. N. TAYLOR, farmer, resident of Springfield, son of W. F. J. and Elizabeth A. Taylor, of English and German ancestry, was married 1877, to Susan M. daughter of Newton and E. H. GUTHRIE, of Pennsylvania; children, Thomas I., Elizabeth B., Susan F., and W.F.N. [pg 737]

William TAYLOR, a tanner and farmer; residence, Mechanicsburg; son of Edward and Margaret Taylor; of Irish ancestry; born, 1819, where he now lives; married 1844, to Margaret, daughter of John and Ellen PARKER; children, Charles W., Sarah F., Ellen H., Mary M., James S., Arminta, Alberta L., and L. Clyde. [pg 736]

Simon D. TAYLOR, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was for many years an influential citizen of Hampshire. When the war began, he espoused the Confederate cause, raised a company, was elected captain, but, before being mustered into the service, he became disgusted with the failure of his men to hold their ground when the enemy appeared in the country, and disbanded the company, and soon afterwards, joined the Hampshire Guards. He served in that until the second battle of Bull Run. He was captured, and was exchanged after two months. He then joined Rosser's cavalry. In the second day's battle in the Wilderness he was badly wounded through the arm, throat, and jaw. This rendered him unfit for service until the spring of 1865. He rejoined the command just before the evacuation of Richmond. He was in the rear during Lee's retreat from Richmond, fighting every day. Rosser's brigade did not surrender,but made its way westward. Mr. Taylor, while carry8ing a despatch, was shot through the hand. He learned that Lee had surrendered, and he knew that further resistance was useless. He made his way to Hampshire, took the oath at Cumberland, and returned to civil life. He subsequently removed to the west and became the editor of a Populist newspaper. His comrades in arms speak of him as one of the best soldiers in the army. [pg 736]

W. W. TEETERS, of Green Spring, a carpenter, son of George and Margaret Teeters, of German and Irish ancestry, was born in Pennsylvania, 1840; married, 1865, to Hannah A., daughter of John A. and Mary MOURRETT; children, John T., Hannah C., Joseph H., William L., Mary M., George N., Sarah A., Lorena E., Charles E., and Amanda M. [pg 737]

Abram THOMAS, farmer, resident of Springfield District, son of Andrew and Mary Thomas, of English and German ancestry, was born in Pennsylvania, 1835; married 1858, to Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Susanna DOUTT, of Pennsylvania; children, Andrew O., Addie S., Omar, David, James W., M. Florence, Susanna, Clement, Daniel L., Emma J., and Ella E. [pg 737]

Albert J. THOMPSON, teacher in the deaf department of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, at Romney, is the eldest son of Isaac and Mary J. Thompson; born at Blue Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, May 13, 1865; married 1886, Emma F. HOFF, daughter of D. K. and Martha L. Hoff, of Clintonsville, Greenbrier County, but formerly of Botetourt County, Virginia; children, Nora E., Elbert, Winnie, Gordon, and Forest E. Mr. Thompson was educated at the common schools and at the summer normals held in the county for the benefit of teachers. He began teaching in the public schools of Greenbrier and continued in that capacity until 1893. At the meeting of the board of regents of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, held June 1893, he was elected Steward of the schools, in which position he continued until September 1, 1897, having been elected teacher in the deaf department of the schools at a meeting the board of regents held July 14, 1897. [pg 737]

J. W. THOMPSON, farmer residing near Three Churches, is son of John and Catherine Thompson. His ancestry is Irish. He was born 1851; married 1873 to Elizabeth J., daughter of Isaac and Jane PARKER; children, H.D., Mary J., Charles T., Pearl H., Leonidas V., John W.B., Oscar A., Leora G., and James R. [pg 737]

John THOMPSON, farmer, residing near Three Churches, son of John and Emily Thompson, was born 1820; German, Irish, and English parentage; married Mary, daughter of John and Kessiah RANNELLS, 1843; children, John H. and James W. Mr. Thompson married Miss Mary E. ISER, 1894. [pg 737]

R. J. THOMPSON, farmer near Pleasant Dale, son of George and Mary Thompson, was born 1833; Irish and German parentage; married Martha, daughter of Joseph and Mary SHANHOLTZER, 1858; children, Eva J., Lucy B., M. P. Emily, Sallie V., J. H. Allie, Lorena, and Nevada. [pg 737]

Philip TIMBROOK, farmer of Romney district; son of Joseph and Malinda Timbrook; born 1873; married 1892, to Margaret, daughter of George W. and Delilah SHERMAN; children, Joseph H. and Lillie V. [pg 737]

Thomas TIMBROOK, of Romney district, teamster; son of Joseph and Malinda Timbrook; born 1873; married, 1892, to Lydia, daughter of William and Harriet FOUT; children Charles L., George R., Arthur A. [pg 737] --

V Surnames

William L. VANDEGRIFT, merchant of Sherman district, son of Thomas and Deborah Vandegrift, was born 1840; married Margaret A., daughter of Isaac and Nancy HAINES; children, John I., William H., Bessie J., Ira H., and Ada N. Mr. Vandegrift was twice married; to Mary H. WATSON; children, Milton H. and James T. [pg 738]

Charles H. VANDIVER was the second son of Archibald Vandiver, who resided on his farm near Burlington, now Mineral County. He was born May 1 1840, and was reared on the farm, receiving a common school education, completing his school course at the Institute in Romney, under Rev. Joseph Nelson. When the war broke out he enlisted as a private in Captain George F. Sheetz's company, and served until June 26, 1864, then lieutenant commanding the company. On this date, his right arm was shot off by a shell in an engagement near Petersburg, Virginia, that disabled him from further active service in the field. [pg 738] After the war he studied law and was associated with White & Jacobs in the practice at Keyser. In 1870 he embarked in journalism, because the owner of The Keyser Tribune, and continued its editor until 1883. It prospered in his hands and became a prominent and influential local Democratic newspaper. In 1883 he was elected sergeant-at-arms in he West Virginia State Senate at Wheeling. Having invested in property in Missouri in 1881, he sold his paper and moved to the latter State on the adjournment of the Legislature In 1886 he was a resident of Lafayette County, and was nominated by the Democrats of his district, and elected to the Senate over his Republican opponent by three thousand eight hundred majority. In the Senate he was the patron of a bill declaring the Confederate Home of Missouri an eleemosynary institution of the State which became a law. Another bill introducted by him, known as the "Antitrust Bill" became law. He made a creditable representative of his district, one of the wealthiest in the State, and old Hampshire has no cause to be ashamed of her son in his adopted State. [pg 738]

In the Confederate army he was wounded three times, the third time losing the right arm. His first was a scalp wound from a minie-ball when the Federals made their first advance on Moorefield. He was shot through the body while leading a charge, dismounted at Culpeper Court-House in October, 1863. He had a horse shot at Kernstown, another at Piedmont, a third at Brandy Station, a fourth a Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and three in battles of the Wilderness in May 1864. He has been a member of the Presbyterian Church since early youth, and is now a ruling elder in that church at Higginsville, Missouri. He has accumulated by industry and frugality a comfortable estate. He is a bachelor, and is engaged in farming. [pg 738]

J. W. VANDIVER, farmer residing near Burlington, Mineral County, son of Mr. and Mrs. William VanDiver, was born 1848. His mother's maiden name was Carrington. He married Charlotte, daughter of John S. and Jane ARNOLD, of Knobly, 1881; children, John Arnold, Edward Goheen, Mary Wright, and Ann. [pg 737]

Cornelius K. VANOSDEL, farmer of Bloomery, son of Jefferson and Hannah E. Vanosdel, was born of German parentage, 866; married 1893, Ruth, daughter of Lemuel P. and Amy L. HIETT. [pg 738]

A. S. VEACH, farmer and merchant, Mill Creek district, was born in Hardy County, 1853; son of William and Phoebe J. Veach, of Irish and German ancestry; married 1878, to Christina K., daughter of Warner T. and Hannah HIGH; children, John A., Laura B., Clyde E., and J.C.S. Mr. Veach owns two hundred and ninety-seven acres near Purgitsville. [pg 737]

W Surnames

David WADDLE, near the close of the eighteenth century, was born at Capon Springs in Hampshire County. He inherited from his mother an interest in that celebrated watering-place. Some of the old residents still remember him as a generous, peculiar old man, possessing nearly all the virtues and not a few of the vices of his time. He spent much time and money at the gaming-table, but usually won as much as he lost; and it is boast that he always played with [pg 738] gentlemen; and he was proud of naming Henry Clay, and Senators Pearce and Platt, of Maryland, and other men equally distinguished, as among those who had indulged in gaming with him. At the time Mr. Waddle came into possession of the Capon Spring property, there was only one tavern for the accommodation of guests, and not more than two or three dozen could be entertained in it at a time. It was called the Herron House, and was a somewhat rusty, weather-beaten, weather-boarded structure, of which Waddle was head waiter and chief cook, as well as general superintendent. It is recorded that the table which he spread was unsurpassed, and that a guest who once visited him usually returned year after year. Besides the small tavern, there were a number of cabins at which families found comfortable quarters and kept house for themselves. In the latter part of his life he joined the Methodist Church, and forever bade adieu to the gaming-table. He died near the close of the Civil War. [pg 739]

J. S. WADDLE, in the railway mail service, son of Julius C and Mary J. Waddle, was born 1853, at Winchester; married, 1891, to Edith, daughter of Isaac and Susan PARSONS. Their son is John D. WADDLE. [pg 739]

Howard J. WAGONER, attorney- at-law, residing at Davis, West Virginia, son of J. J. and Maria Wagoner, was born near Frankfurt, now Mineral County, 1859; German and Scotch ancestry; married, 1888, Miss Lou V., daughter of Charles H. and Margaret A. SUTTON, of Hancock, Maryland; children, Carrie May, Howard Sutton, and Karl. Mr. Wagoner taught school eleven years in Hampshire, Mineral, Morgan, and Tucker Counties. [pg 739]

John W. WAGONER, farmer of Gore district, son of William A. and Malinda Wagoner, German and Irish ancestry, was born 1844; married Sarah J., daughter of Uriah and Freddie MILSLAGLE, 1877; children, Albert W., Edgar C., Laura A., and Rose I. [pg 738]

N. M. WAGONER, farmer of Springfield district, son of William A. and Malinda Wagoner, was born 1850; German ancestry; married 872, Martha J., daughter of Jesse and Elvina RICE, of Maryland; children, Lloyd B., Lucy L., Clara E., Mary J., Missouri A., Walter S., and Norman V. [pg 739]

James W. WALKER, farmer near Green Spring, son of William and Adeline Walker, was born 1849; Scotch and Irish ancestry; married, 1875, Sarah F., daughter of George and Mary J. GETTYS, of Pennsylvania; children, George W., Louisa E., J.R., Franklin R., and Sarah M. [pg 739]

M. W. WATKINS, farmer near Augusta, son of Washington and Rebecca Watkins, English and Irish parentage, was born near Ebenezer, 1845. Mr. Watkins was a Confederate soldier in McNeill's company. [pg 739]

John W. WHITACRE, shoemaker by trade, Gore district, son of Jonas and Mary Whitacre, was born in Loudoun County, 1837; German and English ancestry; married Mary C., daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth SIRBAUGH, of Virginia, 1858; children, Maria E., Rhoda A., Jacob W., Dudley, Annie E., Alpheus A., Jonas W., James S., John H., and Ida C. [pg 738] --

The WHITE FAMILY have been for many years connected with the history of Hampshire County, especially since the year 1815, when John Baker White took up his residence at Romney. They are of Scotch and English origin, coming of an old Covenanter family, and united by the ties of blood on the Scotch side with the martyr Patrick Hamilton and Captain Robert White, who assisted in the defense of Derry in 1688-89, and on the English side with Major Henry Baker, who so largely conducted that famous defence of Derry. The family have since the days of Knox been Presbyterians. Their ancestral home was near Edinburgh, Scotland, and is said to be still standing. [pg 739] The first of the family to reside in America was Robert White, who was a surgeon with the rank of Captain in the British Navy. Visiting his relative, John William Hoge (who was the ancestor of Dr. Moses Hoge, of Richmond, Judge John Blair Hoge, of Martinsburg, and the Hoges of Wheeling) who resided in Delaware, he married his daughter, Margaret HOGE. For a while he resided near York, Pennsylvania, where he erected a home and called it, after his Scottish home, White Hall. He then removed with his kinsfolk and clientage to Virginia and [pg 739] built a home near North Mountain, a little west of Winchester, which he also called White Hall. There he died in the year 1752, in the sixty-fourth year of his age, and was buried in the old Opequon graveyard, near Winchester. He had three sons who survived him, Robert, Alexander, and John, all of whom did service in the French and Indian War, and bore commissions under the colonial government. Robert inherited a large part of the estate with the residence of his father, and it descended to his grandchild. Robert was the grandfather of Francis White, who was sheriff of Hampshire County. Alexander became a lawyer of eminence. John was a member of the first bench of magistrates of Frederick County and was the father of Judge Robert White. [pg 740]

Alexander WHITE, after whom Alexander White, of Hardy County, now deceased, was named, was a very distinguished patriot and statesman, and an uncle of Judge Robert White. There is a volume of Virginia Historical Reports which contains four hundred and seventy-nine pages about Alexander White. He was a member of the House of Burgesses of Virginia with Patrick Henry, and it is said in the book referred to that Patrick Henry never voted until after he had consulted with Mr. White. Alexander White was an eloquent speaker, and being of old Scotch Presbyterian stock, he was much opposed to the support in colonial days of the church by the State, and it is said that he was the first man in this country to offer a resolution in a public body upon the subject of religious freedom, and this long before George Mason had his celebrated resolutions inserted in the Virginia bill of rights. Mr. White was a member of the Virginia convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States. He was also a member of the first Congress of the United States, and some of his speeches are found reported in the debates of that Congress. It is stated in histories of that time that he was the most eloquent man in that Congress. After the adjournment of the first Congress he retired to private life, having done much as a patriot and statesman. He was one of the commissioners to adjust the matters relating to the northwest territory. He practiced his profession and owned extensive and valuable lands in Hampshire County. [pg 740]

Alexander WHITE, son of John Baker White, was born at Romney in 1841. Was educated at the Potomac Seminary; was sworn in as deputy clerk of Hampshire County courts, April 26, 1860. He entered the Confederate service, April 19, 1861, as a private in Company K, Thirteenth Virginia Infantry. He remained with this company, participating in all the campaigns and battles in which the regiment was engaged, until September, 1864. This was A. P. Hill's old regiment, and it was engaged in almost every battle fought by the "Army of Northern Virginia" up to that time, serving not only around Richmond, but also in the Valley of Virginia and in the Maryland and Pennsylvania invasions. He became a sergeant in his company and one of Stringfellow's sharpshooters. In the winter of 1863, he was recommended to the War Department for transfer and promotion for gallantry. This recommendation was approved by General Lee, and the Secretary of War in the Spring of 1864, but the order never reached him until late in the summer of that year, when by virtue of it he became first lieutenant of Company C, Twenty-third Virginia Cavalry, in which capacity he served till the end of the war. After the war, he went to Cumberland, Maryland, and was for nearly two years a clerk in the office of Horace Resley, clerk of the circuit court of Alleghany county. [pg 742] On July 23, 1867, he married Miss Susan L. WILLIAMS, of Hardy County, and engaged in farming, he residing upon the farm now occupied by the widow and children, on Capon River near the Hampshire line until November, 1884, when he died of pneumonia. He was for some years assessor of Hardy County and was candidate for election on the O'Conner ticket in 1872. He was a good scholar, an extraordinarily fine conversationalist, with keen wit, fine imagination, great logical powers and a wonderful command of language. He was writer of no mean ability, kind, generous, honorable, of perfect integrity, and he won and held the esteem and affection of those with whom he came in contact, and he accomplished in his short life in Capon a work for good which has kept his memory bright and dead in all that region. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, abundant in labors and in charity, and left to his children [pg 742] that best of all heritages, a good name. One of his brothers, who knew him best, speaking of him, said "he was the bet and brainiest White." As soldier, citizen, gentleman, Christian, he stood, like Saul of Tarsus, among his brethern higher than them all. [pg 743]

Captain C. S. WHITE was born in Romney, Mary 10, 1840, and was educated at the Potomac Seminary in his native town. He is a son of John Baker White, who was clerk of Hampshire County courts and an officer in the War of 1812, and a grandson of Judge Robert White, who was an officer in the Revolutionary War. Inspired with the same spirit and motives which led them into the military service of their State, he, on April 19, 1861, entered the army of Virginia as a private in the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry. He served with that Regiment in the Confederate army more than a year, until disabled and discharged, which being promoted by successive steps to sergeant-major, and acting adjutant. During the winter of 1862 and 1863 he was first a clerk, and then head of a bureau in the Confederate treasury department. In the spring of 1863, having become able for cavalry, though not for infantry, service, he resigned his position in the treasury department, and under a commission from President Davis raised within the Federal lines a company of two hundred men for special service. Declining promotion, he remained with his company till the close of the war, receiving one severe and two slight wounds. After the surrender of Lee, he started with part of his company to join Johnston in North Carolina, but Johnston having surrendered before they reached him, the men were disbanded, without surrender or parole, and he returned to his home, reaching there about June 1, 1865. Upon his return home, being then an unpardoned and unparoled rebel, debarred by the then existing laws of his State from practicing the profession of law for which he had been educated, he rented a farm and engaged successfully in agriculture. [pg 743] In 1872, the legal disabilities of all ex-Confederates having been removed,he was elected clerk of the county court of Hampshire, and has by successive re-elections held the place ever since. He was for a a term clerk of the circuit court also, but declined to be a candidate for re-election to that office. In 1876, being chairman of the county Democratic committee, he organized and carried out the campaign in his county, which resulted in swelling the Democratic majority from four hundred and forty-nine in the preceding election to thirteen hundred and sixty-nine. [pg 743] In 1877 he was appointed fish commissioner for the State of West Virginia; was reappointed by each succeeding Democratic governor, and was for most of the time president of the commission. [pg 743] In a senatorial convention at Moorefield, 18 August 1886, he proposed and advocated, and after strong opposition on grounds of expediency, the convention adopted, the first straight tariff reform and anti-monopoly resolutions ever passed by a Democratic convention of West Virginia. He was among the very first of Hampshire Democrats to declare himself opposed to the financial policy of President Cleveland's administration. The Democrats of Hampshire were the first in the State to declare in public meeting their opposition to this policy, and Captain White made the first public speech delivered in the county denouncing it, and was thereafter active in assisting in the organization of his party on that line of policy which resulted in the nomination of William J. Bryan for president. He has been a delegate to most of the senatorial and congressional conventions to every to gubernatorial convention (except one) of his party, and these conventions has always been found with the majority of Hampshire's delegates supporting Democratic principles and usually successful candidates. [pg 743] Independent in thought and character and fearless in following his convictions, he has never been a follower of party leaders, but always a consistent though liberal Democrat. He was from its formation until June 1897, commander of Camp Hampshire, Number 446, united Confederate veterans, which was the first camp ever organized in West Virginia. He was also one of the first members of the committee of the Southern Memorial Association appointed by General J. B. Gordon, and assisted in drafting the plans for the organization and consolidation of that association, and for securing the erection of the Battle Abby of the South in accordance with the proposition of Charles B. Rouss. Failing health and press of private affairs determined him to resign this position early in 1897, and upon the acceptance of this resignation, Colonel Robert White of Wheeling was appointed in his stead. [pg 743] Captain White was married July 25, 1867, to Miss Bessie J. SCHULTZE, a daughter of Robert Schultze, of Edinburgh, Scotland, a member of the British diplomatic service residing at the time of her birth at Rotterdam, Holland. She was the mother of Captain White's son, John Baker White, and died June 24, 1869. On May 26, 1873, he was again married to a Miss Catherine, daughter of Thomas G. STEELE of Fairmont, West Virginia, and has by her four children, Louisa, Anna, Robert C. S., jr., and Bessie. [pg 743] Captain White is a Mason, a member of Clinton Lodge at Romney, and a Past Master. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. [pg 743] --

Colonel Robert WHITE, now of the city of Wheeling, son of John Baker WHITE, was born in Romney, February 7, 1833. He attended school in Romney, the last being that kept by Dr. Foote, at the Literary society building, now the West Virginia Institution for the deaf and blind. He went into his father's office when fourteen years old and remained there until he entered the law school of John W. Brockenbrough, at Lexington, Virginia, where he studied his profession as a lawyer. He obtained his license to practice on March 30, 1854, and at once commenced the practice in Romney. Before the war, he was captain of the volunteer military company known as the Frontier Riflemen, which marched to Harper's Ferry on May 1#, 1861, and [pg 741] reported to Stonewall Jackson, who was then commander of the Virginia troops there. His company was assigned as Company I of the Thirteenth Virginia Regiment, then commanded by Col. A. P. Hill. During the winter of 1861-62, he was assigned to duty in the ordnance department, until, in 1863, he was authorized to raise a battalion of cavalry. This battalion was raised and organized with him as its commanding officer. Some time afterwards it was united with other companies, and the Twenty-third Regiment of Virginia cavalry was formed, of which he commissioned the colonel, and in that service he continued until the surrender of General Lee. [pg 742] Since the war Colonel White has been prominently connected with many of the important affairs in the State. In 1876, he was nominated at the Democratic convention held in Charleston, without his asking, as the candidate for attorney-general, and was elected to that office by the largest majority ever given to any man in the State. The capital of the State was then at Wheeling, to which city he removed with his family in the spring of 1877. Many years ago he was appointed by the legislature as a member of the State board of trustees of Capon Springs as well as of Berkeley Springs. The latter position he resigned some years ago, but still holds his membership in the Capon Springs board. [pg 742] A few years after the war, he prepared and attended to the passage of the act of the legislature establishing the deaf, dumb, and blind institution of the State, and when the board of regents met at Wheeling to locate the institution, he attended that meeting, and through is earnest efforts the institution was located at Romney. He was appointed secretary of the board, and for year, while living in Romney, acted as one of the regents. It was through his instrumentality that the contract was made under which the South Branch Railway was afterwards built to Romney, and greatly through his efforts that the means were raised for its construction; and from the beginning, until he removed to Wheeling,he was president of the company. [pg 742] As attorney-general of the State, he had charge of very important suits, in which at that time the State was interested, and among them the cases which involved the liability of railroad companies for taxation, which were decided by the Supreme Court of the State in favor of the States and which decision was afterwards affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and by reason of which the railroad companies from that day to this have annually paid large sums, by way of taxation, into the State treasury. He was appointed and acted as the representative of the state upon the staff of the chief marshall at the dedication of the Washington monument, in Washington, February 22, 1885. He has twice represented Ohio County in the legislature; the first time at the session in 1885, and the last in 1891. At both sessions he was the chairman of the finance committee. He has held the office of solicitor of the city of Wheeling for two terms, and has twice been president of the Ohio County Bar Association. He was a member of the celebrated arbitration convention which met in Washington, in May 1896, and is now the president of the West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Memorial Association, and one of the executive committee of that board, and the chief officer of the West Virginia division of the United Confederate Veterans, with the rank in that organization of major-general. For years he has been one of the ruling elders in the First Presbyterian Church which met in Philadelphia. For years before leaving Romney, he was Master of Clinton Lodge of Masons, and in the year 1875 was Grand Master of Masons in the State of West Virginia, and as such laid the corner-stone of the capitol building at Wheeling. [pg 742]

John B. WHITE, son of John B. WHITE, was born in 1837. Was educated at the Potomac Seminary at Romney; studied law, and was admitted tot he bar in 1858; became a partner of James D. Armstrong in the practice of law, and died unmarried at Romney. He was at the time of his death an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and the resolutions of the bar and the officers of the court on the occasion of his death express their "high appreciation of his talents, lofty honor, unassuming modesty, and all the other qualities that adorned his character." [pg 742]

John Baker WHITE was born near Winchester, Virginia, August 4, 1794. He enlisted as a soldier in the War of 1812, and was made an ensign. He was appointed clerk of the circuit and superior court of Hampshire County in 1814, and on March 20, 1815, he qualified as a clerk, and he continued to fill both these offices by successive appointments and elections up to the time of his death. In early life, he was married to Miss Louisa TAPSCOTT, of Jefferson County, by whom he had three children, Susan J, who married William J. ARMSTRONG of Hampshire County; Juliet Ople, who married Noble TABB, of

Berkeley County, and Arabella, who married Judge Lucas P. THOMPSON, of Augusta County. This wife living only a few years, he afterwards married Frances A. STREIT, of Winchester, who bore him nine children. He was a man of great integrity, kind heart, strong sense, sound judgment, high principle, and broad cultivation. He was a Christian, and was prominent in every enterprise for the advancement of the county or the betterment of its people,, a good lawyer and safe counselor, true and trusty in all the relations of life, and with a heart and hand ever open to charity. His life was rich in good deeds and his means and large influence were potent factors in promoting the material interests and moral, religious, and intellectual advancement of the people of his county. [pg 741] Few men have been more beloved and honored than he was among his own people. Possessed of means in his younger days, his house was the seat of true old Virginia hospitality, and it open its doors not only to friends, relations, and those of worth and high position, young and old who crowded its rooms, but also to every passing soul who needed food or shelter. The house first built by him in his early life was a large brick mansion. It was destroyed by fire in the year 1857, and upon its site was then erected the smaller brick house in which he resided until driven from it during the war between the States in 1861, and it now the residence of Julius WADDLE. [pg 741] Among the young persons who to a large degree received their training under his care in his office and as inmates of his home and who afterwards became useful and honorable men were Newton TAPSCOTT, a brilliant lawyer, who died at an early age; Henry M. BEDINGER, member of Congress and Minister to Denmark; Alfred P. WHITE and Philip B. STREIT, who were in their time perhaps the foremost lawyers at the Romney bar; Judge James D. ARMSTRONG, of the Hampshire judicial circuit, and Dr. Robert WHITE, Presbyterian minister, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. John Baker White up to 1861 was a Union man. He supported BELL and EVERETT for president and vice- president in 1860, and voted for the Union candidates for the convention which passed the ordinance of secession, one of whom was Col. E.M. ARMSTRONG, afterwards of Salem, Virginia, who was Mr. White's son-in-law. But when President Lincoln issued his call for troops to invade and coerce the seceded States, Mr. White at once ranged himself with this State in defence of the rights of the States and the Constitution of the United States as Virginia and her people had always held them. From that time till his death no man was truer to his State, and not many contributed more of effort or suffered more loss in her defence. With three sons out of four (the only ones old enough) in the Confederate army, himself active and effective in his county in bringing the people of this border county, almost in a solid mass to the support of the cause in which his State had unsheathed her sword, he inevitably aroused the enmity of the Federals, and was compelled to leave his home to escape arrest. He went with his wife and young children to Richmond, and was given a position in the treasury department of the Confederate government. He died there on October 9, 1862. His death was no doubt hastened by the loss of his property and the anxieties oppressing him. He was buried by the Masonic fraternity in Hollywood Cemetery, at Richmond, Rev. Moses D. HOGE of the Presbyterian Church, Bishop DUNCAN of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and Bishop MINEGERODE of the Episcopal Church, taking part in the funeral services. [pg 741]

Captain John B. WHITE, son of Captain C.S. WHITE, was born at Romney, West Virginia, August 24, 1868. His mother was the first wife of Captain White, to whom he was married July 25, 1867. Her maiden name was Bessie J. Schultz. His education was in the public schools and in his father's home. From the time he was thirteen years old, he went to school from nine until four-o'clock and work on the farm before and after school, and during his vacations. He quit school at the age of sixteen, and the next two years were spent on the farm, in the county clerk's office, and in private study. At the age of eighteen, he was appointed messenger in the office of the Secretary of State, Henry S. Walker. He was raised to the grade of a clerk in the office, against promoted to stationery clerk, and finally made chief clerk during the latter part of Mr. Walker's term. He was retained in his office by Mr. Walker's successor as a clerk until March 8, 1893, on which date he was appointed private secretary to the governor for the term of four years commencing March 4, 1893. [pg 743]
After leaving home he was entirely on his own resources, and by his own hard work and conscientious devotion to duty made his way. In politics he is a Democrat, and was recognized in the campaigns of 1892 and 1896 as a leader of young men. He was a member of the governor's guard in 1888, and was gradually promoted to the command of the second battalion of the second Regiment of West Virginia National Guards. He was a number of times despatched to the scene of the strikes in this State, as the special representative of the governor. Captain White is a practicing attorney in Charleston. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, being a Royal Arch Mason. [pg 744]

John W. WHITE, merchant, residing at Forks of Capon, Bloomery district, son of Arthur L. and Ellen C. White, was born 1880; Irish ancestry. Mr. White's father was formerly a resident of Hampshire, but removed to Moundsville, West Virginia, where he was appointed an officer in the penitentiary. [pg 738]

Judge Robert WHITE was the father of the late John Baker White, who, for about one-half a century was the clerk of both the circuit and county courts of Hampshire County. Judge White was one of the early judges in the district of which Hampshire was part. He held his first court in this county early in the present century. [pg 740] He was for many years the president of the old general court of Virginia. The following sketch, copied from the "Southern Literary Messenger" of May 1837, tells of his life and character. The article is an editorial review of a life of Judge White and others published by a Maryland author. [pg 740] "Our Maryland friend deserves, and will no doubt receive, the thanks of every Virginian for this interesting sketch of her gallant sons and revolutionary heros. We doubt not that it will be acceptable to our readers generally. Virginia ranks among her distinguished sons, Robert White, late judge of the general court, who was gathered to his fathers in Mary 1831. He was born in the neighborhood of Winchester, May 29, 1759. In his seventeenth year he volunteered as a private in a company commanded by Captain Hugh Stevenson, and marched, June 20, 1775, from Morgan's Springs, Berkeley County, to Boston, where the British was besieged by Washington. He soon arrested the attention of the commander-in-chief by his chivalric bearing. Washington's discerning eye saw in the boy the germ of that remarkable decision of character which in after years sustained him in many appalling trials. [pg 740] "On March 17, 1776, Boston was evacuated, and White saw his beloved chief occupying the position vacated by a cruel and imperious foe. Following the standard of his country, he shared the dangers and sufferings of the disastrous campaign of the following summer, when he was made an ensign. We next find him at Germantown, on October 4, 1777, where he fought as a lieutenant under Major William Darke of Berkeley County, Virginia, his intimate friend through life, who on this occasion displayed an intrepidity unsurpassed by the bravest of the brave. [pg 740] "After this engagement, which resulted unfavorably to our arms, Lieutenant White was constantly employed in harassing detached parties of the enemy in the spring of 1778. During one of these enterprises, at Short Hill, New Jersey, his thigh was broken by a musket-ball, and nearly at the same moment he received another severe wound in the head from a British grenadier. He fell senseless to the earth, and was taken prisoner. In the autumn, after being exchanged, he reached Winchester by slow and painful efforts, exceedingly lame, weak, and emaciated. [pg 740] "In 1779, he was commissioned as a captain of cavalry. For some time he was employed in recruiting and training his troop in Philadelphia, but was compelled, from bodily inability, to retire from service. His military career closed in the twentieth year of his age. In this year, he commenced the study of law in the office of his uncle Alexander White, one of the most profound lawyers in the Valley of Virginia. While here he read Blackstone, Coke, and other books for nearly four years, until he appeared at the Winchester bar, Dec 1783. His health was now restored, and he was quickly cheered with an extensive and profitable practice. He was an able lawyer, clear and cogent in argument, but not eloquent, his voice rather harsh and shrill, and in the impetuosity of debate his enunciation was sometimes affected even to stammering. For ten years he maintained a lofty eminence at the Frederick bar, during which period he was frequently elected to represent his county in the house of delegates. Here he mingled in debate with some of the most prominent figures in the commonwealth. He hear the celebrated Patrick Henry deliver his argument against the British debts. He declared that the no language could describe the splendor and grandeur of the scene On Nov 16, 1793, Mr. White was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Virginia, which office he held till his death. [pg 740] "Until 1825, Judge White was not only over indefatigable in discharging the high trusts of his station at Richmond in June and November of each year, but each successive spring and [pg 740] fall, whatever might be the state of the roads and the weather, you would see him wending his way in his gig, through five counties, of which the tenth judicial district was composed, at the appointed time, for the very small salary of sixteen hundred dollars per annum. His reported opinions in the case of Hyers, who was tried for murder, and Preston's case, on a question of estoppel, are universally acknowledged to be powerful specimens of sound learning and extensive research. [pg 741] "When Judge White in the social circle, the sternness of his official character was thrown aside, and the soft, insinuating manners of the polished cavalier made him the delight and admiration of all. [pg 741] "He kept on steadily in his high career of usefulness to the community until the spring of 1815, when in coming to court in Loudoun, he halted for the night at a tavern on the banks of the Shenandoah. He retired to his room at an early hour, and was found by his landlord at bedtime, sitting by the fireside, stricken with paralysis. He remained in this situation for several weeks, and was then borne in a litter to Winchester. Here I saw him, and never shall I forget the interview. I approached the patriarch for the first time since his affliction. Alas! how changed. His dark and brilliant eye no more flashed with the lightning of genius; those lips, which were once vocal in the discharger of his official duties and in establishing the rights of his fellow-citizens, were now almost powerless; the intellect was prostrated; his noble form ws in ruins; all was desolate and sorrowful. I wrung the hand of the patriot,and bid him adieu forever. He died a Christian, and rests near the tomb of General Morgan in Winchester." [pg 741]

Silas WILKINS, son of Abraham and Rachel Wilkins, farmer of Sherman district, was born in Hardy County, 1867; German ancestry; married Sarah E., daughter of William and A.M. DAVIS, 1892; children, Annie V. and Fanchon V. [pg 739]

John WILLIAMSON, merchant of Paw Paw, son of Benjamin and Martha Williamson, was born in Hampshire County, 1843; married Rebecca F., daughter of Robert M. and Mary POWELL; children, Ethel C., Lillian C., and Harry B. [pg 738]

W. B. WILSON, of Springfield district; merchant; son of Nathan and Mary Wilson; Irish ancestry; born at Piedmont, 1868; married, 1893, Effie, daughter of Samuel and Eliza BENNINGTON, of Maryland; children, William R. and N. I. Wilson. [pg 739]

Henry S. WINCE, farmer of Springfield district, son of John J. and Mary A. Wince, was born 1858; Irish ancestry; married 1887, Lucy J., daughter of John M. and Elizabeth A. WAGONER. Their son's name is Charles H. Wince. [pg 739]

W. F. WIRGMAN, farmer, resident of Romney district, son of O.P. and Mary J. Wirgman, of English ancestry, was born at Hamilton, Virginia, 1852; married, 1881, to Jennie V., daughter of John W. and Julia J. VANDIVER; children, Edna J., O. Bowly, Meda R., Wilbur F., Mary, and James V. [pg 739]

John S. WOLF, farmer of Gore, son of Joseph and Lydia Wolf, German ancestry, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, 1862; married Maggie C., daughter of Isaac and Matilda PEPPER, 1881; children, Firman L., Fannie G., Bertie C., and Joseph T. [pg 738]

Charles E. WOLFORD, carpenter of Sherman district, son of John J. and Elizabeth J. Wolford, German parentage, was born 1860; married Rebecca V., daughter of Jacob and Louise GODLOVE, 1880; children, Florence M., Harold C., Charles O., Preston E., Lemuel C., Mary E., and William E. [pg 739]

D. W. WOLFORD, mechanic, residing near Slanesville, son of Jacob and Catherine Wolford, was born of German and Irish Ancestry, 1829; married Eliza J., daughter of L. D. and Mary HENDERSON, 1851; children, Emily C., Alda F., Caroline R.F., Isaiah C., Matilda, Jacob W., Mary F., Hattie E., and Leona C.B. [pg 738]

John W. WOLFORD, farmer of Gore, son of Jacob and Catherine Wolford, German and Irish descent, was born 1833; married Margaret, daughter of Philip and Emily SHANHOLTZER, 1861; children, Benjamin F., Ida F., Sarah C., Emily J., E.C., Lizzie E., John E., and Sydna A. [pg 738]

W. R. WOLFORD, carpenter of Pleasant Dale, son of A.M. and Mary E. Wolford, was born of German parentage, in Berkeley County, 1861; married E. M., daughter of B. C. and Margaret HAWSE, 1884; children, Charles W., Nannie O., Mary M., and Toy C. [pg 738]

J. T. WOODSON, son of Lindsay and Parmelia Woodson, is a farmer near Springfield, of English and Scotch descent; born in Albemarle County, Virginia, 1854; married, 1876, Mary C., daughter of William and Margaret ADAMS; children, William L., Walter E., and Stella M. [pg 739]

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Robert J. YOSTE, farmer of Gore district, son of Henry and Eliza YOSTE, was born 1847; German and Irish ancestry married Rachel C., daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth SAVILLE, 1873; children, William, Bertha R., and Eliza E. [pg 744]

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J. D. ZILER, farmer of Bloomery, son of George and Mary A. ZILER, German parentage, was born 1839; married, 1880, Emily A., daughter of Israel and Elizabeth HARDY; children, George I. and Israel H. He lives twenty-six miles from Romney on a farm of four hundred and fifty acres, ninety improved. He and his brother Joshua once had the remarkable experience of catching a black bear in the wood, one of them holding its mouth shut while the other cut its throat. It had been in a tree, and when it came down they grabbed it. [pg 744]

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