Jane Peebles1,2,3,4

F, b. 11 November 1811, d. 19 April 1886
FatherPatrick Peebles b. 20 Apr 1760, d. c 1826
MotherJenny Gray b. 19 Jun 1771, d. 1 Apr 1839
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Jane (sometimes "Jean") Sexton's age in the 1880 census is listed as 69.
That would put her birthdate as 1811. The census also indicates that
her mother (who is not named) was from Massachusetts.

Following the death of her husband, George, Jane Peebles Sexton stayed
in the house opposite the schoolgrounds in Lewis County, WV.

H.O. Van Trump writes:

Aunt Jane, as she was called, lived to be quite old. My older
brother, Hubert was planting Aunt Jane's garden one spring and asked
me to go with him to drop beans and pumpkin seeds. I could not have
been more than five years old, but I went and remember this about it:
Nell Silcott and Minnie See were attending school, I suppose in the
old Academy, and were boarding with Aunt Jane and were there for
dinner. They were both beautiful young ladies and finely dressed. I
was bashful, and though I was hungry as a boy should be, the food
would not go down my throat. Aunt Jane saw me and kindly helped me
out. I recall seeing her only the one time.

Although Jane Sexton is reported to have died in Assumption, Illinois on
19 April, 1886... an inquiry at Christian County Courthouse (in 1986)
was not successful in turning up either death or probate records.

She is buried in the French Creek Presbyterian Church graveyard
in Upshur Co., West Virginia. 
Married Name Sexton 
Birth*11 Nov 1811 Charlemont, Franklin Co., Massachusetts2,3,4 
Christening26 Jun 1814 1st Congr Church, Charlemont, Franklin Co., Massachusetts3 
Religion*29 Jan 1825 French Creek Presbyterian, French Creeck, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Became a member of the church through examination.5 
Marriage*26 May 1832 Groom=George Sexton1,2,4,6 
Residence1850 Lewis Co., Virginia, USA; Age 38, Born in Massachusetts. Real Estate: valued at $800.

Enumerated with Selina W. 17, James 15, Roseanne 12, Sarah C. 10, Jane 7 and with Sarah Gray (born in Massachusetts), age 77.7 
Residence1860 Buckhannon P.O., Upshur Co., Virginia, USA; Age 49, Farming, born in Massachusetts.

Enumerated with Sarah 19, Jane 17, and Sarah Gray, 878 
Residence1870 Assumption, Christian Co., Illinois; Age 48, keeps house, real estate valued at $2,000. Born in Massachusetts.

Enumerated with Jane Wiley 27 and Horace Wiley 5 and with Lloyd Ferril 17, George Ferril 11 and Adelia Ferril 10.9 
Residence*1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 69.

Enumerated as head of household, along with her grand-daughter, Minnie See, age 1710 
Death*19 Apr 1886 Assumption, Christian Co., Illinois, USA; Notice in the Daily Review, Decatur, Illinois on 22 April 1886:

Short funeral services were held yesterday morning at the residence of Mrs. Wiley, over the remains of her late mother, Mrs. Jane Sexton, who died on Monday evening. The services were conducted by Rev. W.H. Prestley, and the remains were taken to Assumption for interment.2,4 
Burial* Greenwood Cemetery, Assumption, Christian Co., Illinois11 

Family

George Sexton b. 4 Nov 1804, d. 10 May 1844
Marriage*26 May 1832 Groom=George Sexton1,2,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Harry W. Vance, The Pioneer, Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming, August 4-6, 1916, Unknown repository, 975.462V222,.
  2. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  3. [S44] Vital Records of Charlemont, MA To The Year 1850, Boston, Mass 1917, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.461C51,.
  4. [S80]
  5. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971),.
  6. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971), Page 96.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Lewis Co., Virginia, ED 30.
  8. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Buckhannon P.O., Upshur Co., VA, P 150.
  9. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Assumption, Christian Co., Illinois; Page 14.
  10. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 36.
  11. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Jane Peeble Sexton, 1811-1886, Memorial #47086369 - added by Misty & Company - no photograph.
  12. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, p 60.

William Henderson1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 7 May 1810, d. 4 February 1892
FatherJames Henderson b. c 1771, d. b 1816
MotherAnn Caldwell b. c 1770, d. c 1816
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birth*7 May 1810 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA6 
Marriage*9 Sep 1834 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Williams obituary says marriage was September 1832, but Elizabeth's says 1834.; Bride=Elizabeth Swisher4,6,7 
Residence1850 District 30, Lewis Co., Virginia, USA; Farmer; Real Estate = 17008 
Residence1860 Buckhannon P.O., Upshur Co., Virginia, USA; Age 50, Farmer, Real Estate = 10,000; Personal Estate = 1,460. Born in Virginia

Enumerated with Elizabeth 47, John D. 23, Lucy H. 17, Page F. 11, Emma 8, and Martha 4. Also with domestic Lucy Vincent 17 and James Duncan 14.9 
Residence1870 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer, personal estate = 180010 
Residence*1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Age 70, retired Farmer, born in Virginia, both parents born in Virginia.

Enumerated wtih Elizabeth 65 and Martha B. 23.11 
Burial* Lorentz Cemetery, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Stone reads:
Wm
Henderson
Born
May 7 1810
Died
Feb 4, 189212
Death*4 Feb 1892 Lorentz, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Obituary notice that appeared in the Buckhannon Delta on Wednesday, 10 Feb 1892:

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of our venerable friend, and fellow citizen, William Henderson. The deceased was born in Augusta County, May 7, 1810. After a brief illness of about three days, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus Feb. 4, 1892, at his son-in-laws, George W. Smith, of Lorentz, Upshur Co., W. Va at the advanced age of 81 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Swisher of Augusta Co. September 1832, and moved to this county (then Lewis Co., Va.) in 1834. Uncle William as he was so familiary known, professed religion and united with the M.E. Church..... He leaves an aged companion and four children. (Augusta Co., Marriage: Sept. 9, 1834.)6 

Family

Elizabeth Swisher b. 5 Dec 1813, d. 7 Jan 1894
Marriage*9 Sep 1834 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Williams obituary says marriage was September 1832, but Elizabeth's says 1834.; Bride=Elizabeth Swisher4,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Albert J. Summerfield, Personal Correspondence With Albert J.Summerfield, 31 Jul 1986,.
  2. [S29] Katherine G. Bushman, A Henderson Survey - Augusta County, VIrginia, 9 March 1987.
  3. [S31] Mary Ada Gould Henderson, Correspondence, Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 1937, 1938,.
  4. [S69] Bernard L. Butcher, Genealogical and Personal History of Upper Monongahela Valley (1912),.
  5. [S186] Comp. Lemoyne Wolfe and Karon King., Upshur County, West Virginia Obituaries and News Items 1872-1900, Volume I.
  6. [S332] Obituary for William Henderson, Buckhannon Delta, Buckhannon,WV (10 Feb 1892),.
  7. [S333] Obituary for Elizabeth Henderson, Buckhannon Delta, Buckhannon, WV (19 January 1894),.
  8. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, District 30, Lewis Co., VA, P 81.
  9. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Buckhannon PO, Upshur Co., VA, p 74.
  10. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Upshur Co., Meade District, p26.
  11. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  12. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, Lorentz Cemetery, 6 miles west of Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia.

Elizabeth Swisher1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. 5 December 1813, d. 7 January 1894
FatherJohn Swisher b. 1790, d. 1845
MotherCatherine Trout b. 1793, d. May 1835
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Mary Katharine Bonnifield Swisher writes: "She [Elizabeth Swisher Henderson] married William Henderson of Augusta Co., VA. They moved to Lewis Co. now Upshur, W.Va., where she died and is buried. Some of her son John's descendants still live there. One son, Page and family live somewhere near Buckhannon. One daughter, Hester (?), married Summerville. Her family lives in Grafton, W.Va. She had other daughters but I do not know where they are. Some are in the South."
 
Married Name Henderson 
Birth*5 Dec 1813 Augusta Co., Virginia; age in 1880 census is listed as 65.1,7,8,9 
Marriage*9 Sep 1834 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Williams obituary says marriage was September 1832, but Elizabeth's says 1834.; Groom=William Henderson4,10,9 
Residence1850 District 30, Lewis Co., Virginia, USA11 
Residence1860 Buckhannon P.O., Upshur Co., Virginia, USA; Age 47, born in Virginia12 
Residence1870 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA13 
Residence*1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Age 65, both parents born in Pennsylvania8 
Death*7 Jan 1894 Lorentz, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Obituary which appeared in the Buckhannon Delta on Friday, 19 January 1894:

Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson wife of the late William Henderson was born in Augusta Co., VA December 5, 1813, and entered into the higher life at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. G.W. Smith of Lorentz, Jan 7, 1894, in the 81st year of her age. She was married to William Henderson in 1834. Unto them were given seven children, four of whom are still living. Mrs. Henderson professed saving faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Presbyterian Church. When she came to this county about 55 years ago, she then joined the M.E. Church and was a consistent member of the Point Pleasant Church at the time of her death. Rev. J.W. Hollen conducted the funeral service from Rev. 22-4. G.L.S.9 
Burial* Lorentz Cemetery, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Stone reads:
Elizabeth
Wife of William Henderson Born
Dec 5, 1813
Died Jan 7, 189414

Family

William Henderson b. 7 May 1810, d. 4 Feb 1892
Marriage*9 Sep 1834 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Williams obituary says marriage was September 1832, but Elizabeth's says 1834.; Groom=William Henderson4,10,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Albert J. Summerfield, Personal Correspondence With Albert J.Summerfield, 31 Jul 1986,.
  2. [S29] Katherine G. Bushman, A Henderson Survey - Augusta County, VIrginia, 9 March 1987.
  3. [S31] Mary Ada Gould Henderson, Correspondence, Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 1937, 1938,.
  4. [S69] Bernard L. Butcher, Genealogical and Personal History of Upper Monongahela Valley (1912),.
  5. [S70] Hugh and Swisher, H.L. Maxwell, History of Hampshire County West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present (Morgantown, WV: A. Brown Boughner, 1897),.
  6. [S186] Comp. Lemoyne Wolfe and Karon King., Upshur County, West Virginia Obituaries and News Items 1872-1900, Volume I.
  7. [S187] Mary Katharine Bonnifield Swisher to Oliver Lee Swisher (her grandson). 13 June 1913, at South Branch, W.V.. (1998).
  8. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  9. [S333] Obituary for Elizabeth Henderson, Buckhannon Delta, Buckhannon, WV (19 January 1894),.
  10. [S332] Obituary for William Henderson, Buckhannon Delta, Buckhannon,WV (10 Feb 1892),.
  11. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, District 30, Lewis Co., VA, P 81.
  12. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Buckhannon PO, Upshur Co., VA, p 74.
  13. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Upshur Co., Meade District, p26.
  14. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, Lorentz Cemetery, 6 miles west of Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia.

Chesley Kenneth Moore1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 18 September 1810, d. 1870
FatherIsaac Moore b. 1782, d. b Apr 1857
MotherMargaret Wilson d. b 1845
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Chesley Kenneth Moore lived in Upshur County. He was married twice. His first wife, Margaret L. Hill bore all of his children. A year or so after her death in 1851, Moore married again (on 3 December 1852)...this time to Eliza Wanless. There were no children from the second marriage.

Moore's will dated 29 November 1870 and 27 December 1870: "testator desires pmt of just debts; bequeaths to his wife, Eliza Moore, all realty and personalty." (Upshur County Wills, Book A, Page 115)

Chesley Kenneth Moore is buried at Little Levels in Pocahontas Co., West Virginia. 
Birth*18 Sep 1810 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA2,6 
Marriage*31 Dec 1835 Bride=Margaret L. Hill2,3,5,6 
Residence*1850 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Age 39. Farmer. Real Estate Value = $4,000.

Enumerated with Margaret 37, Jno A.H. 13, Eliza Ann 9, Isaac W 8, Elizabeth H. 5 and Martha M. McKeever 14.7 
Marriage*3 Dec 1852 Back Alleghany; Bride=Eliza A. Wanless2,3,4,6 
Residence1860 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Farmer. Real Estate Value = $1,350; Personal Estate: $655.

Enumerated with Eliza A. 46, Eliza A. 20, Isaac W. 18, and Elizabeth H. 168 
Residence1870 Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 59, Carpenter. Real Estate Value = $450; Personal Estate = $150, born in Virginia.

Enumerated with Eliza 56.9 
Will*29 Nov 1870 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Will, Upshur Co., West Virginia, Will Book A, page 115:

I Chesley K. Moore, being concious that it is destined to all men once to die, I have thought proper to dispose of my property, and make this my last will and testament. First it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid, and the remainder of my property, both real and personal, I bequeathe to my beloved wife, Eliza Moore. Second and lastly, I appoint my wife Eliza Moore my Exectrix not requiring her to give bond and security. Given under my hand this 29th day of Nov. 1870.

Chesley K. Moore

attest:
Valentine Stader
John J. Reger10 
Death*1870  
Probate27 Dec 1870 Upshur Co., West Virginia10 
Burial* Little Levels, Pocohontas Co., West Virginia1,5 

Family 1

Margaret L. Hill b. 17 Aug 1812, d. 1851
Marriage*31 Dec 1835 Bride=Margaret L. Hill2,3,5,6 
Children

Family 2

Eliza A. Wanless b. 24 Oct 1812, d. 18 Apr 1907
Marriage*3 Dec 1852 Back Alleghany; Bride=Eliza A. Wanless2,3,4,6 

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S31] Mary Ada Gould Henderson, Correspondence, Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 1937, 1938,.
  3. [S71] Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia; Extracted From the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, 3 volumes. (Rosslyn, VA: Mary S. Lockwood, 1912),.
  4. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  5. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  6. [S369] Sidney Ross Gould, Notes relating to the Moore and Henderson Families, Dec 1914, copy in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Page 268.
  8. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Page 77.
  9. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia, Page 15.
  10. [S959] State of West Virginia., West Virigina Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 (www.ancestry.com), Chesley K. Moore, Upshur co., WV, Will book Index, Vol 1, 1852-1970, index page 22: Will presented 27 Dec 1870, Will book A, Page 115.
  11. [S611] Eliza Ann Cutright, Death Certificate #6842, Upshur Co., West Virginia, 27 April 1925,.

Margaret L. Hill1,2

F, b. 17 August 1812, d. 1851
FatherJohn A. Hill b. 29 Jul 1792, d. 25 Dec 1869
MotherElizabeth Poage b. 14 Oct 1792, d. 17 Sep 1854
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Margarete 
Name Variation Peggy 
Married Name Moore 
Birth*17 Aug 1812 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA1,3,4,5 
Marriage*31 Dec 1835 Groom=Chesley Kenneth Moore1,6,3,4 
Residence*1850 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Age 37, born in Virginia7 
Death*1851 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA 
Burial* Slab Camp Cemetery, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Betsy Jordan Edgar's "The McNeel Family Record" she records that Margaret "Peggy" Hill is buried in Slab Camp Cemetery in Upshur County, WV.
Woodword's Poague volume says the same. Other writers say both Chesley and Marageret are buried at Little Levels.3 

Family

Chesley Kenneth Moore b. 18 Sep 1810, d. 1870
Marriage*31 Dec 1835 Groom=Chesley Kenneth Moore1,6,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Mary Ada Gould Henderson, Correspondence, Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 1937, 1938,.
  2. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  3. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  4. [S369] Sidney Ross Gould, Notes relating to the Moore and Henderson Families, Dec 1914, copy in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census,.
  6. [S71] Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia; Extracted From the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, 3 volumes. (Rosslyn, VA: Mary S. Lockwood, 1912),.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Page 268.
  8. [S611] Eliza Ann Cutright, Death Certificate #6842, Upshur Co., West Virginia, 27 April 1925,.

John Harris1,2,3

M, b. 25 April 1788, d. 14 May 1863
Father? Harris
Mother? Plummer
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Of Scotch-Irish heritage, John Harris was born in either Virginia (as indicated in the 1850 census) or in Philadelphia (which seems to be where his father lived)... and came to Harrison County with his father and several siblings in 1800. He came to Ritchie County and settled near what is now Harrisville in 1809.

In 1851 it is recorded that he was elected as one of the first justices of Ritchie County, at the first election.

The 1850 census lists the woman of the house as Nancy Harris... and the stone next to his in the Old Settler's Cemetery reads: Nancy, wife of John Harris. Died July 30, 1859 5 mos.& 14 ds. Family records refer to his wife as "Agnes Maley"... but the record of a marriage between John Harris and Nancy Maley on 29 November 1810 in Wood County, leads me to conclude that Agnes and Nancy are one and the same person.


The town of Harrisville was named for John Harris' brother, Thomas. An historical marker in that town reads:

HARRISVILLE
Named for Thomas Harris. His nephew. Gen Thomas Harris, distinguished himself in the Union Army at Petersburg and Cedar Creek. He was one of the commissioners who tried those charged with plotting assassination of Lincoln.

Contradicting (partially) this how-the-town-got-it's name history (from the Early History of Ritchie County at www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Ritchie/rthistory.html (9/29/07):

Harrisville, the county seat, was settled by Thomas Harris and platted by him on January 3, 1822. The town was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly on January 3, 1832. The town was named the county seat by the act creating the county in 1843. The first session of the county court was held at John Harris' home. The town was then known as Ritchie or Ritchie Court House and was incorporated on February 26, 1869. In 1892, the town was renamed for General Thomas M. Harris, nephew of the town's founder and one of the commissioners in the trial of those accused of plotting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 
Birth*25 Apr 1788 Virginia, USA4,5 
Marriage*29 Nov 1810 Wood Co, Virginia, USA; Bride=Agnes Mealey 
Residence1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 63, farmer, real estate valued at $8,000, born in Virginia.

Enumerated with Nancy 65, Mary 38, James 32, George P. 30, Ann 27, Margaret 25, Hanna Blue 35 and Agnes Blue 4.4 
Residence*1860 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Farmer; Real Estate = 5000; Personal Estate = 1026; Enumerated with his daughter, Margaret and her husband, Thomas Leach.5 
Will*25 Mar 1862 John Harris' will is dated 25 March 1862 and was probated on 16 December
1863:

Will Book 1 Page 431
John Harris's Will

I John Harris of Ritchie County and State of Virginia do hereby make
my last will and testament (wholly written by myself) in manner and
form following that is to say

1st I desire that after my decease all my just debts and funeral
expenses be punctually and speedaly paid

2dly After the payment of all my just I give to my son John P. Harris,
all the farming utensils and all the household and kitchen furnature I
left in the house with him when I moved to be enjoyed by him and his
for ever.

3dly I give to my Grand daughter Ella Harris, all the land lying
within the following boundaries, Beginning at a Ash and Small Sugar
marked as a corner, in the line dividing my land and John Galls, west
of the graveyard, Thence with the meanders of the Ridge S71E7 Poles to
a Stake, S82E17 Poles to a Stake S42E4 Poles to a Sugar and IronWood,
S35E26 poles to a Hickory and Service S74E15 Poles to a Hickory and
Gum, Thence a Strait line to the Harrisville Turnpike on the divide of
the water courses Thence with the Turnpike to John P. Harris' line and
with his line William Stanlys & James H. Riders to the North fork of
Hughes River to a Spruce Pine at the crossing of the Turnpike and down
the river to John Dotsons land on John Mealeys, to the Beginning to be
enjoyed by her and her heirs forever subject to her mothers desire
during the time of her natural life provided she remains James
Harris's widow, and if my Grand daughter Ella Harris Should die before
she arives at the age of twenty one years leaving no issue of her own
body then the same to be divided equally between my three children
Thomas M. John P. and Margaret to be enjoyed by them and their heirs
forever.

4thly I give to my daughter Margaret all my other property both real
and personal not herein disposed of to be enjoyed by her and her heirs
forever.

5thly I give to my son Thomas M. Harris Three hundred Dollars to be
paid to him by my daughter Margaret to be paid in two annual payments
after my death to be enjoyed by him and his heirs forever.

And lastly I doe hereby appoint my son John P. Harris executor of this
my last will and testament heretofore by me made, and having full
confidence in the honesty and capability of the executor of this my
last will and testament I desire that no security be required.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th
day March in the year 1862

John Harris
West Virginia

I James McKinney Recorder for the County of Ritchie and State
aforesaid certify that the foregoing is a true copy of John Harris'
will duly admitted to record.

December the 16th 1863
Teste: James McKinney 
Death*14 May 1863 Ritchie Co., West Virginia 
Burial*1863 Harrisville Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Cemetery is on the east side of Harrisville; access off Route 16 at road to Hoover Field.

When visited in 1985 the cemetery and headstones were in a severe state of disrepair. There were 2 tombstones for John Harris, the first reading:

Sacred to the memory of
John Harris
Apr 25 1788
Died
May 14 1863

Aged
75 yrs 1 mo & 19 days

The second, apparently the older of the two, is only half there and reads:

In Memory
John Harris
April 25 1788
Died6
Probate16 Dec 1863 Ritchie Co., West Virginia 

Family

Agnes Mealey b. 16 Feb 1786, d. 30 Jul 1859
Marriage*29 Nov 1810 Wood Co, Virginia, USA; Bride=Agnes Mealey 
Children

Citations

  1. [S6] H. Matheny, Major General Thomas Maley Harris, 1963, Unknown repository, E467.1.H25M3,.
  2. [S55] John Plummer Harris, Letter: John P. Harris to Josephine M. Stiles, 26 August 1879,.
  3. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.
  4. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Western District, Ritchie Co., VA, p232.
  5. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., VA p422.
  6. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.

Ashley Gould1,2,3,4

M, b. 13 April 1824, d. 21 December 1901
FatherGilbert Gould b. 25 Feb 1779, d. 5 Apr 1877
MotherMehitabel Taylor b. 1 Jun 1780, d. 16 Mar 1858
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Zaccheus Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Ashley Gould inherited the frame house on the waters of Bull Run from his
father, Gilbert. It's location was described as follows:

      The Buckhannon Bulltown Turnpike North 1/4 mile beyond the J.
      Morgan Place, a side road branches of to the left, and passes over
      the hill to the Bull Run Road. A short distance from its
      intersection is the Old Ferrell Place. Upstream 1/2 mile more was
      the Benjamin Gould Place. Arthur Gould lived here until his death.
      In sight of this place was the Ashley Gould Place.

He was the first magistrate of the Meade District (serving for 4 years
beginning in 1863) and also served as School and County Commissioner.

1883 pension records indicate that Ashley's brother, Chandler, was
receiving $2.00 per month (and had been since June 1878) for a wound he had
received to the right thigh. He apparently served with a company from
Buckhannon.

From French Creek Reminiscenses:

      Church attendence among the people was most regular and though some
      of them lived quite a distance from the church they were always
      present, good or bad weather, and nothing except sickness would
      prevent them from coming...

      The Goulds who lived farther away, came on horseback, especially
      when the roads were bad in the winter time. There is one story to
      the effect that some one who was working about the church grounds
      one week day saw one of Ashley Gould's horses that had escaped from
      home about 11 a.m. come up the hill to the church, stnad for an
      hour at his Sunday hitching place, then soberly turn about and go
      home. The writer does not vouch for the truthfulness of this
      story.

In 1863 Ashley Gould was a Justice of the Peace in Upshur County. In 1871
he was on the Board of Directors which established the French Creek
Academy... the 1st institution of higher learning in Upshur County. In
1872 he was a County Supervisor.

1892 courthouse records show that he was assessed for 4 horses, 38 head of
cattle, 2 vehicles (ie. wagon/carriage), and 2 keyboard instruments.

He died in 1901. The cause of death is listed in the register as
"senility." Basic data:
Ashley Gould
77 Years, 8 mos, 8 days
Dec 21 1902 (sic)
married
born in America
French Creek
Senility
Undertaker: Arthur Kiddey/Buckhannon
Buried: French Creek

Ashley Gould was 15 years his wife's senior.

***
Upshur County, West Virginia
Will Book B, Page 271

Ashley Gould's Will.
The last will and Testament of Ashley Gould made this 17th day of
October 1898; I, Ashley Gould of Upshur County, and State of West
Virginia being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and
Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

First I direct that all of my just debts shall be paid out of my
personal property- Second, I direct there be given to my beloved wife
Roena M. Gould all that remains of my personal property after my debts
are paid and the use and control of the dwelling house and landed Estate
owned by me, during her life time with the exception of the land in this
will, willed to my daughter Emma Gould.

3rd, I direct that to my son Charlie Gould, at my wife's death be given
all of my land beginning at the road at Benjamin Gould's line and
running with the road up the right hand fork of Bull Run, to within
about Eight rods of the Rock Spring and thence North 73 East to Arthur
Gould's line on the ridge including the dwelling house and outbuildings
thereon.

4th I direct that at my wife's death there be given to my son George G.
Gould all the all the (sic) land lying above the road on the right hand
fork of Bull Run above Arthur Gould's land lying between the land I have
deed to said George G. Gould and said Arthur Goulds land.

5th I direct that one third of my other land be given to my daughter
Emma Gould and that upon the death of my wife the the (sic) other two
thirds be given to my son Luther H. Gould and my grandson Sidney Ross
Gould, and if my son Luther H. Gould dies without issue then the land
named above as willed to him is to go to my lawful heirs-

6th I direct that my sons Charlie Gould and George G. Gould shall be the
executors of my will upon their own personal bond without Security. In
witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 17th day of
October 1898.

Ashley Gould [Seal]

The above and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed,
sealed, published and declared by the said Ashley Gould as and for his
last will and Testament, in presence of us, who at his request and in
his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our
names as Witnesses

John E. Vance
Aaron N. Linger
Worthington L. Sexton

In Upshur County Court Clerks office Jany. 21- 1902 The foregoing last
will and testament of Ashley Gould deceased was this day presented in
said office and was fully proven by the oaths of John E. Vance and A.N.
Linger two of the subscribing witnesses thereto in that the said Ashley
Gould in the presence of said three witnesses (Worthington L. Sexton not
being now present) and they in the presence of each other signed his
name to said will, and acknowledged and delcared the same as his last
will and testament and that they the said three witnesses (Worthington
L. Sexton being not now present) in the presence of each other and in
the presence of said testator and at his request, signed their names to
said writing as witnesses thereof, and that at the time of the execution
of said will the said Ashley Gould was of sound mind and memory and
fully capable of making a legal disposition of his worldly estate,
whereupon it is ordered that said will be recorded and filed as directed
by law.

Teste J.J. Morgan Clerk 
Name Variation Ashton5 
Birth*13 Apr 1824 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia6 
Christening6 Jun 1824 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia 
Residence1850 District 30, Lewis Co., Virginia, USA; Farmer (no real estate); enumerated in the household of his brother, Benjamin.5 
Marriage*24 Sep 1857 Upshur Co., West Virginia; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

Ashley Gould and Rowena M. Sexton
24 Sep 1857
Upshur Co.
Husband: 34, Wife: 19
Ashley Born: Upshur Co.
Rowena Born: French Creek
Ashley's parents: Gilbert and Mahetibell Gould
Rowena's parents: Geo and Jane P. Sexton
Farmer
James Young performed the ceremony; Bride=Rowena Margaret Sexton7,8,6 
Residence1860 Buckhannon PO, Upshur Co., Virginia, USA; Farmer. Real Estate Value = $2,250. Personal Estate = $1,600.9 
Milit-Beg*16 Sep 1862 Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Ashley Gould, 4th Serg't, Upshur Co. 133rd Militia, West Virginina State Troops, Captain Samuel Reese's Company E. Mustered in 16 September 1862 at Buckhannon, WV. 
Religion*23 Mar 1867 French Creek Presbyterian, French Creeck, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Became a member of the church through examination10 
Residence1870 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer. Real Estate Value = $4,000; Personal Estate = $140011 
Residence1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer12 
Will*17 Oct 1898 Upsur Co., West Virginia; Upshur County, West Virginia
Will Book B, Page 271

Ashley Gould's Will.
The last will and Testament of Ashley Gould made this 17th day of
October 1898; I, Ashley Gould of Upshur County, and State of West
Virginia being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and
Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

First I direct that all of my just debts shall be paid out of my
personal property- Second, I direct there be given to my beloved wife
Roena M. Gould all that remains of my personal property after my debts
are paid and the use and control of the dwelling house and landed Estate
owned by me, during her life time with the exception of the land in this
will, willed to my daughter Emma Gould.

3rd, I direct that to my son Charlie Gould, at my wife's death be given
all of my land beginning at the road at Benjamin Gould's line and
running with the road up the right hand fork of Bull Run, to within
about Eight rods of the Rock Spring and thence North 73 East to Arthur
Gould's line on the ridge including the dwelling house and outbuildings
thereon.

4th I direct that at my wife's death there be given to my son George G.
Gould all the all the (sic) land lying above the road on the right hand
fork of Bull Run above Arthur Gould's land lying between the land I have
deed to said George G. Gould and said Arthur Goulds land.

5th I direct that one third of my other land be given to my daughter
Emma Gould and that upon the death of my wife the the (sic) other two
thirds be given to my son Luther H. Gould and my grandson Sidney Ross
Gould, and if my son Luther H. Gould dies without issue then the land
named above as willed to him is to go to my lawful heirs-

6th I direct that my sons Charlie Gould and George G. Gould shall be the
executors of my will upon their own personal bond without Security. In
witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 17th day of
October 1898.

Ashley Gould [Seal]

The above and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed,
sealed, published and declared by the said Ashley Gould as and for his
last will and Testament, in presence of us, who at his request and in
his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our
names as Witnesses

John E. Vance
Aaron N. Linger
Worthington L. Sexton

In Upshur County Court Clerks office Jany. 21- 1902 The foregoing last
will and testament of Ashley Gould deceased was this day presented in
said office and was fully proven by the oaths of John E. Vance and A.N.
Linger two of the subscribing witnesses thereto in that the said Ashley
Gould in the presence of said three witnesses (Worthington L. Sexton not
being now present) and they in the presence of each other signed his
name to said will, and acknowledged and delcared the same as his last
will and testament and that they the said three witnesses (Worthington
L. Sexton being not now present) in the presence of each other and in
the presence of said testator and at his request, signed their names to
said writing as witnesses thereof, and that at the time of the execution
of said will the said Ashley Gould was of sound mind and memory and
fully capable of making a legal disposition of his worldly estate,
whereupon it is ordered that said will be recorded and filed as directed
by law.

Teste J.J. Morgan Clerk 
Residence*1900 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 76, born April 1824, married 43 years. Farmer.

Enumerated with Rowena M. 61, Emma 36, Charlie 34, and Luther H. 29.13 
Death*21 Dec 1901 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; He died in 1901. The cause of death is listed in the register as
"senility." Basic data:
Ashley Gould
77 Years, 8 mos, 8 days
Dec 21 1902 (sic)
married
born in America
French Creek
Senility
Undertaker: Arthur Kiddey/Buckhannon
Buried: French Creek14,6 
Burial*1901 French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia15,16 
Probate21 Jan 1902 Upshur Co., West Virginia 

Family

Rowena Margaret Sexton b. 12 Jul 1838, d. 7 Jun 1907
Marriage*24 Sep 1857 Upshur Co., West Virginia; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

Ashley Gould and Rowena M. Sexton
24 Sep 1857
Upshur Co.
Husband: 34, Wife: 19
Ashley Born: Upshur Co.
Rowena Born: French Creek
Ashley's parents: Gilbert and Mahetibell Gould
Rowena's parents: Geo and Jane P. Sexton
Farmer
James Young performed the ceremony; Bride=Rowena Margaret Sexton7,8,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, 1974,.
  2. [S12] Harry W. Vance, The Pioneer, Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming, August 4-6, 1916, Unknown repository, 975.462V222,.
  3. [S13] Emma Chidester Gould, History of The Gould Family',.
  4. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, District 30, Lewis Co., P 90.
  6. [S368] Gould Family Bible (photocopies of pages in possession of Dixie Hansen - no publishing information),.
  7. [S192] Wes Cochran., Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1896 (1992),.
  8. [S623] Emma Gould Chidester, "The Gould Family," Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming of August 4-6, 1916 French Creek, West Virginia (1916):.
  9. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Page 235.
  10. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971), Page 63.
  11. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Page 391.
  12. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 24.
  13. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Meade, Upshur Co., West Virginia, ED 146, Image 11.
  14. [S217] Upshur Co, WV death records, 1A-92-30; (12/21/02, 2-140-6).
  15. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  16. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Ashley Gould, French Creek Presbyterian Church Cemeter, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia, Memorial #48169188.
  17. [S612] Emma G. Chidester, Death Certificate 6374, Lewis Co., West Virginia, 11 May 1948,.
  18. [S613] Charles Gould, Death Certificate #11408, Upshur Co., WV, 16 Aug 1932,.

Rowena Margaret Sexton1,2

F, b. 12 July 1838, d. 7 June 1907
FatherGeorge Sexton b. 4 Nov 1804, d. 10 May 1844
MotherJane Peebles b. 11 Nov 1811, d. 19 Apr 1886
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Roena 
Married Name Gould 
Birth*12 Jul 1838 French Creek?, Lewis Co., Virginia3 
Christening18 Nov 1838 Name was transcribed as "Roseanne" daughter of George and Jane Sexton in the French Creek Presbyterian Book. Possible transcription error but this is likely the same child as "Rowena" Sexton.4 
Residence1850 Lewis Co., Virginia, USA; Age 12, born in Virginia5 
Religion*19 Oct 1853 French Creek Presbyterian, French Creeck, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Became a member of the church through examination.6 
Marriage*24 Sep 1857 Upshur Co., West Virginia; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

Ashley Gould and Rowena M. Sexton
24 Sep 1857
Upshur Co.
Husband: 34, Wife: 19
Ashley Born: Upshur Co.
Rowena Born: French Creek
Ashley's parents: Gilbert and Mahetibell Gould
Rowena's parents: Geo and Jane P. Sexton
Farmer
James Young performed the ceremony; Groom=Ashley Gould7,8,3 
Residence1860 Buckhannon PO, Upshur Co., Virginia, USA; Name appears to be "Lowena M." in the census records.9 
Residence1870 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA10 
Residence1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA11 
Residence*1900 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 61, born Juy 1838 in West Virginia. Mother of 7 children of whom 5 are living.12 
Death*7 Jun 1907 Bull Run, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; tuberculosis||
Upshur Co. Death Register Info:

Rowena Gould
68 years, 11 mos (7 Jun 1907)
Widow
Tuberculosis
Physician: F.F. Farnsworth13,3 
Burial* French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia2 

Family

Ashley Gould b. 13 Apr 1824, d. 21 Dec 1901
Marriage*24 Sep 1857 Upshur Co., West Virginia; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

Ashley Gould and Rowena M. Sexton
24 Sep 1857
Upshur Co.
Husband: 34, Wife: 19
Ashley Born: Upshur Co.
Rowena Born: French Creek
Ashley's parents: Gilbert and Mahetibell Gould
Rowena's parents: Geo and Jane P. Sexton
Farmer
James Young performed the ceremony; Groom=Ashley Gould7,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Harry W. Vance, The Pioneer, Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming, August 4-6, 1916, Unknown repository, 975.462V222,.
  2. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  3. [S368] Gould Family Bible (photocopies of pages in possession of Dixie Hansen - no publishing information),.
  4. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971), Page 115.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Lewis Co., Virginia, ED 30.
  6. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971),.
  7. [S192] Wes Cochran., Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1896 (1992),.
  8. [S623] Emma Gould Chidester, "The Gould Family," Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming of August 4-6, 1916 French Creek, West Virginia (1916):.
  9. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Page 235.
  10. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Page 391.
  11. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 24.
  12. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Meade, Upshur Co., West Virginia, ED 146, Image 11.
  13. [S218] Upshur Co, WV death records, 2-188-2.
  14. [S612] Emma G. Chidester, Death Certificate 6374, Lewis Co., West Virginia, 11 May 1948,.
  15. [S613] Charles Gould, Death Certificate #11408, Upshur Co., WV, 16 Aug 1932,.

Sybil Gould1

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Name Variation Sibilla 
Married Name Fiske 
Married Name Barber 
Marriage* Groom=? Barber 
Marriage*c 1525 Groom=Robert Fiske 
Death*  

Family 1

? Barber

Family 2

Robert Fiske b. c 1521, d. 1600
Children

Citations

  1. [S86] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fisk Family (Chicago, IL: W.B. Conkey Company, 1896),.

John David Henderson1,2

M, b. 20 November 1837, d. 22 May 1890
FatherWilliam Henderson b. 7 May 1810, d. 4 Feb 1892
MotherElizabeth Swisher b. 5 Dec 1813, d. 7 Jan 1894
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* John's wife, Eliza, remarried after John died in 1890 (of "apoplexy"). Her
second husband's name was "Cutright" ... and her grandchildren therefore
remember her as "Grandma Cutright."

The 1880 census records indicate that Henderson was a farmer and that his
parents came from Virginia.

Although his marriage registration shows that he was born in Upshur County,
that appears to be in error. All other indications are that he was born in
Staunton, Virginia.

The register of his death shows that he died of paralysis. Basic data:
John David Henderson
died 5/22/1890
Upshur Co.
Paralysis
Parents: William and Elizabeth Henderson
Born: WV
Farmer/married
Dr. McKinley

John David Henderson is buried at French Creek Cemetery in Upshur County,
West Virginia.
 
Birth*20 Nov 1837 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA2,3,4 
Residence1850 District 30, Lewis Co., Virginia, USA5 
Residence1860 Buckhannon P.O., Upshur Co., Virginia, USA; Age 34, farmer, living with his parents, born in Virginia.6 
Marriage*26 Nov 1862 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

John Henderson
Eliza Ann Moore
26 Nov 1862
His age: 25
Her age: 24 years and 4 mos
He was born: Upshur Co., VA
She was born: Davis Co., MO
both now live in Upshur Co.
His parents: William and Elizabeth Henderson
Her parents: Chesley K. & (Eliza?) Moore
Farmer
Ceremony by J.W. Carter; Bride=Eliza Ann Moore7,2,8,4 
Milit-Beg*1863 Listed on the October/November 1863 Civil War Draft Registration for Upshur Co., West Virginia #147:

John D. Henderson, age 26, white, farmer, married, born in Virginia
; Principal=Maria Hartman9 
Residence1870 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer; real estate = 6000, personal property = 2000.

Enumerated household includes John D.; Eliza A.; (their children) Mary A. and William F.; John's brother, Page Henerson; and a 10-year old named Nelson Cutright (b. VA).10 
Residence*1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer3 
Death22 Mar 1890 Upshur Co., West Virginia11 
Death*22 May 1890 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 52 years, 6 months and 1 day. Cause of death: paralysis. Married. Parents: William and Elizabeth Henderson.

Undertaker: A.G. Kiddy, Physician: Dr. C.G. McKinley2,4,11 
Burial*23 May 1890 French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Gravestone Reads:
Henderson
John D. Henderson
1837-1890
Eliza A. Moore
His Wife
1840-192512,13

Family

Eliza Ann Moore b. 17 Jul 1840, d. 26 Apr 1925
Marriage*26 Nov 1862 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

John Henderson
Eliza Ann Moore
26 Nov 1862
His age: 25
Her age: 24 years and 4 mos
He was born: Upshur Co., VA
She was born: Davis Co., MO
both now live in Upshur Co.
His parents: William and Elizabeth Henderson
Her parents: Chesley K. & (Eliza?) Moore
Farmer
Ceremony by J.W. Carter; Bride=Eliza Ann Moore7,2,8,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  3. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  4. [S369] Sidney Ross Gould, Notes relating to the Moore and Henderson Families, Dec 1914, copy in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, District 30, Lewis Co., VA, P 81.
  6. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Buckhannon PO, Upshur Co., VA, p 74.
  7. [S31] Mary Ada Gould Henderson, Correspondence, Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 1937, 1938,.
  8. [S192] Wes Cochran., Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1896 (1992),.
  9. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Waterlook, Black Hawk Co. Iowa; ED 7-20.
  10. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Upshur Co., Meade District, p25.
  11. [S953] State of West Virginia., West Virginia Deaths 1853-1973 (www.familysearch.org), John D. Henderson, 22 May 1890, Upshur Co., West Virginia, volume 2, page 27, also separate entry, volume 1, p 61. (gives death date as 22 March 1890).
  12. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  13. [S953] State of West Virginia., West Virginia Deaths 1853-1973 (www.familysearch.org), John D. Hnderson, 22 May 1890, Upshur Co., West Virginia, volume 2, page 27.

Eliza Ann Moore1,2,3,4

F, b. 17 July 1840, d. 26 April 1925
Eliza Ann (Moore) Henderson Cutright
1840-1925
FatherChesley Kenneth Moore5 b. 18 Sep 1810, d. 1870
MotherMargaret L. Hill5 b. 17 Aug 1812, d. 1851
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Elizabeth A.6 
Married Name Cutright 
Married Name Henderson 
BirthFeb 1840 West Virginia, USA4 
Birth*17 Jul 1840 Jamesport, Daviess Co., Missouri, USA2,3,6,7,5 
Residence1850 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA8 
Residence1860 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Age 20, born in Virgnia9 
Marriage*26 Nov 1862 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

John Henderson
Eliza Ann Moore
26 Nov 1862
His age: 25
Her age: 24 years and 4 mos
He was born: Upshur Co., VA
She was born: Davis Co., MO
both now live in Upshur Co.
His parents: William and Elizabeth Henderson
Her parents: Chesley K. & (Eliza?) Moore
Farmer
Ceremony by J.W. Carter; Groom=John David Henderson2,3,10,7 
Residence1870 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA11 
Residence1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA6 
Marriage*16 Aug 1894 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Groom=Theodore Cutright10,12 
Residence*1900 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 60, born Feb 1840, married 8 years. Mother of 2 children of whom 1 is living. Born in West Virginia.13 
Residence1910 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer, Enumerated along with Sallie Moore, a "hired girl", age 23.14 
Death*26 Apr 1925 S. Ross Gould Home, Adrian, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Age 84 years, 9 months, 9 days; Cause of death: Senility - Old Age; widow; housewife. Informant: Ross Gould, Adrian, W. Va.

Obituary (from unsourced clipping):

Mrs. Eliza Ann Cutright died on April 26, 1925, after a lingering illness, at the home of a grandson, in Adrian.

She was born in Daviess County, Missouri, on July 17, 1840, the daughter of Chesley K. and Margaret Hill Moore.

On November 26, 1862, she was united in marriage to John David Henderson, deceased in 1890.

Two children were born to this union, William F., deceased, and Mary Ada Henderson, now the wife of George G. Gould of Abbot.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by three grandchildren, S. Ross Gould of Adrian, West Virginia, Raymond E. Henderson of Jamesport, Missouri, and Claude V. Henderson, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

She leaves also six great grandchildren.

At an early age she united with the M.E. Church. Through all the years she took an active interest in the work of the church. Ministers and others specially connected with the work of the church, always found a warm welcome in her home. So precious memories center in the hearts of many friends, as they recall her kindness to them.

Later, after remaining a widow several years, she was again married to Theordore (sic) Cutright, who died a number of years ago.

Funeral services were held in the home on Tuesday morning, April 28, conducted by Rev. P.L. Bruce, pastor of the French Creek Presbyterian Church and assisted by Rev. Swan, pastor.... (cut off)3,7,5 
Burial*28 Apr 1925 French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Undertaker, E.J. Smallridge3,5 

Family 1

John David Henderson b. 20 Nov 1837, d. 22 May 1890
Marriage*26 Nov 1862 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; ||Upshur Co., WV Marriage Records:

John Henderson
Eliza Ann Moore
26 Nov 1862
His age: 25
Her age: 24 years and 4 mos
He was born: Upshur Co., VA
She was born: Davis Co., MO
both now live in Upshur Co.
His parents: William and Elizabeth Henderson
Her parents: Chesley K. & (Eliza?) Moore
Farmer
Ceremony by J.W. Carter; Groom=John David Henderson2,3,10,7 
Children

Family 2

Theodore Cutright b. 21 Nov 1824, d. 10 Aug 1900
Marriage*16 Aug 1894 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Groom=Theodore Cutright10,12 

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S31] Mary Ada Gould Henderson, Correspondence, Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 1937, 1938,.
  3. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  4. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census,.
  5. [S611] Eliza Ann Cutright, Death Certificate #6842, Upshur Co., West Virginia, 27 April 1925,.
  6. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  7. [S369] Sidney Ross Gould, Notes relating to the Moore and Henderson Families, Dec 1914, copy in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  8. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Page 268.
  9. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Page 77.
  10. [S192] Wes Cochran., Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1896 (1992),.
  11. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Upshur Co., Meade District, p25.
  12. [S574] Jordan Dodd., West Virigina Marriage Records 1863-1900 (www.ancestry.com), Theodore Cutright and Eliza A. Henderson, 16 Augu 1894, Upshur Co., West Virginia.
  13. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Meade, Upshur Co., West Virginia, ED 146, Image 11.
  14. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Upshur Co., WV; ED: 247, page 4A.

Mary Ada Henderson1,2

F, b. 27 July 1865, d. 24 November 1948
Mary Ada (Henderson) Gould
FatherJohn David Henderson b. 20 Nov 1837, d. 22 May 1890
MotherEliza Ann Moore b. 17 Jul 1840, d. 26 Apr 1925
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Employment* Housewife3 
BirthJul 1864 West Virginia4 
Birth*27 Jul 1865 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia1,5,6 
Residence1870 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA7 
Residence1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; at school8 
Married Name29 Sep 1886 Gould1,9,5 
Marriage*29 Sep 1886 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Groom=Algernon Sidney Gould1,9,5,6,10 
Marriage*30 Jan 1893 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Groom=George Gilbert Gould1,9,5,6,11 
Residence*1900 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 35, born July 1864 in West Virginia, mother of 1 child, living. Enumerated with her mother, step-father, husband, and son.4 
Residence1910 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA12 
Residence1920 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA13 
Residence1930 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Age 6414 
Biography*1937 Abbott, W.Va.
June 20 - 1937
4:15 P.M.

Dear Raymond, Bernice, Virginia:

We have been listening to the vesper services from the Shadyside
Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, Pa. It is fair today and slightly cool came
in good over the radio. It is not very usual this Spring to have many
days in succession without rain. Has been very wet weather much of the
time, and that means a heavy crop of grass in the meadows and the
grazing fields are good too. Really a surplus of grass for many
farmers, they were not looking forward to such a season and do not have
as much stock as should have, cattle are so high in price here that some
will not pay the price to get more.

The apples, cherries, peaches and small fruits are fine. We have
gooseberries that are ready to pick, two trees of cherries "Montmorency
King" that are ripening, and two pieces of clover that should be cut. A
lot of things that are pushing to do. Has been so rainy that could not
make hay without it being damaged, but then we are glad to have the rain
rather than a drouth, and we are hoping that will be more sunshine soon,
so as to be favorable for cutting the grass.

I think that Virginia is out of school for awhile. I believe the
schools that Ross' children attend have closed, although I do not know.

I suppose you have all your spring house cleaning finished. I am not
quite through, is slow work for me. I have to take it easy, can not do
so much in a short time as I used to do. Seems that can not get anyone
to help that would be of much good. We had the kitchen and living room
painted this month. Used the flat wall paint, the kitchen a pea green,
the living room, light buff.

I think is almost a year since I have had a letter from you. May be you
have written in reply to my letter and it failed to reach me, or could
be too that you did not get my last letter.

Cousin Kathrine Henderson Warn, (she is a widow now her husband died
more than a yr. ago) sent in her letter to me last fall, two copies of
the account of her father's death, one I am enclosing, besides in memory
of Uncle Paige contains a little history of the family. I think you
will be interested to read it, as I have one do not expect you to return
it. Katherine lives in West Union, W. Va. her brother Louis lives in
the same town, is married, has two children, the other brother Justin
lives in New York State, is married, has no children. We were glad to
get the greeting card Christmas. Hope to hear from you soon.
Love, Aunt Mary

Abbott, W.Va.
Oct. 4 - 1937

Dear Raymond, Bernice, Virginia:

Was very glad to have your good letter, and I meant to answer it before
now. Kept thinking about writing you, but that doesn't get it done,
unless I sit down and do it. Found the enclosure, and was interested to
look it over, read about the storm so near you, and to see the pictures
of the damage. I have been busy this summer to take care of the fruits;
the latter part of June our cherries were ripe. We have two trees that
are large enough to bear the king are Montmorency King, put up 27 qts.,
the cherry stoners are not very satisfactory, let through too many
seeds, so did the work myself by hand. Had currants and gooseberries.
Made 10 qts. of gooseberry conserves, put raisins with them and they are
fine, also made jellies from the currants, gooseberries, and jelly and
jam from elderberries. Have 3 gallon of apple butter canned, make one
gallon, and a little over, at a time, cook it on the range, put an
asbestos mat under the kettle, and that way do not need to stir it very
much. West Virginia has a large crop of apples, peaches, plums, & c. we
guess our winter apples at 200 bushels, so many everywhere here that the
price is very low, and I do not know what can be sold, or very many at
any price.

This has been a nice day. Had rain last night and is cool, have some
gas lighted to make it comfortable. Had our first frost the 18th of
last mo., and then two more followed, not cold enough to freeze still
water, although the grass and roofs were white.

Ross and family are well, or were when I heard from him last week.
Helen, Howard & Ruth came by train the 12th of July, and the others of
the family drove through in their car. Starting the 31st of July, Sat.
and arrived the 2nd day of Aug. Monday. All were with us then until
the 13th when they started back. Annie Mary and Virginia returned by
train, the others in the auto. This is Annie's last year in the
University. Virginia has two more yrs. in nursing.

Did Virginia decide to enter a school this fall to take a course in
beauty culture? I think that would be very nice for her. Believe those
who choose their own work are often more successful than when others
choose for them.

George is busy these days trying to get the fall work done. Our garden
is, or was, good. Corn is a good crop this year, and I think most all
the smaller grains are too.

Had plenty of rainfall most all the time, sometimes was quite dry for
awhile, but no serious drouth.

I raised 60 young chickens this year. Shipped one coop of 13 young
roosters in August to Baltimore, sold for 28 cts. per lb. there, and
after deducting the shipping expenses, and commission, would be 23 cts.
a lb. Here could not have gotten that much from the home buyers. I have
always come out ahead to ship the chickens.

I am sure that your kitchen looks so nice when you had finished working
it over. You wrote a good description of it. Made it so plain, that I
could imagine it all. Felt like I could see it.

Yes, Uncle Paige Henderson was my father's brother, just the two boys +
five girls, one of the five died when very young.

Believe my father did not keep much record. I think my grandfather
Henderson had a record of the Hendersons in a large bible. I do not
know who of the family may have the bible. A few years ago when two of
my first cousins were here at our place, said were trying to get dates
and write up a history of the Hendersons, and would send my a copy. I
have not gotten it, and if I do, will send a copy to you.

I have some dates from my grandfather Moore's record, that was given my
by my step-grandmother, the writing was so old and dim that I could
hardly make it out, but I did, and copied it. I am copying from what I
have, and enclosing with my letter. I do have a record beginning with
my father and family that I wrote myself and if you want me to, will
send you a copy of it the next time I write.

We are both as usual. George wasn't feeling well for awhile last
summer, went to a doctor and got medicine that helped him, and is
alright again. Hope you are all as well as when you wrote me. Write
when you can, we so much enjoy to get your letters.
With love from us.
Aunt Mary

P.S. We would like very much to visit you, and also to visit Ross in
their home in Mpls. Seems a long trip for us, and then no one to leave
here to take care of the home and work outside. Surely would like to
have you visit us. I think you would find more improved road than 13
yrs. ago.
Abbott, W. Va.
Nov. 15 - 1938
7 P.M.

Dear Raymond, Bernice & Virginia:

I should have answered your good letter before this, but let the old
saying - "procrastination is the thief of time" get a firm hold on me,
and put off writing until tomorrow or some future time.

We are having a beautiful fall so far, some days almost as warm as
summer-time, and has been very dry weather and is yet, except that we
are having a good rain this afternoon, did have some rain in Oct. but of
the light kind. We enjoy having it dry at this time of yr. because it
can not do injury to crops and the grass, as if it were earlier in the
season.

We did have very wet weather during the spring and summer months, so wet
that some farmers did not get their corn planted until the latter part
of May or first of June, but then we had a good growing season, and all
crops matured before frost came.

The fruit crop in this part of W. Va. was not very good, not many
apples, or small fruits. The grapes a complete failure, the
strawberries were plentiful. We have no strawberry plants so had no
strawberries of our own.

We had a nice garden. I had more young chickens this year than is usual
for me, but not nearly so many as you had. 65 I think was my number.
We were bothered so much to get rid of the mites, that got into the
chicken house, that I felt worried we did not entirely get them out, the
chicken house is ceiled, so it seemed impossible to reach the mites by
spraying. Eggs are 30 cts. per doz. now.

We are milking three cows this winter, did have four during the summer,
ship our cream to the Land O-Hills Creamery at Buckhannon. At this time
butterfat is 23 cts. per lb., are having a five gallon can full each
week, but I suppose that will not have so much as that all through the
winter. No we do not have any sheep, nor have not for several years.
George got discouraged in trying to keep sheep because almost every year
the dogs would kill some; or chase them so would not do well the season
throughout.

A letter from Ross last Wednesday. All were well as usual again.
Helen, a few weeks ago had an ingrowing toenail on the big toe of the
left foot, had to go to a clinic and have the nail removed, the
operation was more severe than she had expected, not really the
operation itself, because they used a local anesthetic to deaden the
pain at the time, but it was quite painful for some time afterward when
the effects had worn off and her foot was considerably swollen. I think
that now she is almost entirely over it.

Ross had his vacation this year the firs two weeks in August. He and
three of the children were here, Annie Mary, Helen and Howard, and when
they returned to Minneapolis, Grace with Ruth went to visit her mother
in Dallas, Texas. She though the trip too much to come here and then to
Tex.

Virginia could not have her vacation at the same time, so did not get to
come this year. She has one more year in nursing before she can
graduate.

Annie Mary is not teaching this year as had thought she probably would,
but has a position with the Northwestern National Life Insurance Company
at their home office in Minneapolis. She works five days a week, Monday
to Friday inclusive.

I am glad to know that Virginia graduated from a beauty school in Kansas
City. I did not know that she was there until I received a Christmas
card from her. I was glad to get the card. Is she still working in
Trenton? I think it is fine that she likes the work so much, and wish
her the very best of success.

Yes, I think that you may be right - that my grandmother, Margaret L.
Hill was a sister of Wm. Poage Hill, because I remember my mother
speaking of Uncle William Hill, and I also know that she was a relative
of the Poages. I can not be sure, but rather believe that my
great-grandmother Hill was a Poage before marriage.

I am trying to find out more of the ancestry of the Hendersons, and if I
do, will be glad to write you a record, or some history of them. I
would like it more complete than I know just now.

There is an error in the obituary of Uncle Page that I sent you, his
grandfather was David henderson, "Andrew" is incorrect. I did not think
of writing two full sheets. Write me when you can, we both like to get
your letters, and enjoy reading them. With much love,
Aunt Mary
 
Residence1940 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Age 74, born in West Virginia.15 
Death*24 Nov 1948 7016 Penn Av S, Richfield, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Cardiac Decompensation

Obituary published in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 26 November 1948, page 20:

GOULD - Mary A., age 83, of 7016 Penn av. S. Survived by husband, George G.; son S.R. Gould; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday afternoon 3 o'clock at Lakewood chapel. Friends may call after noon Friday at Welander-Quist (West chapel), 2301 Dupont Av. S.; Witness=George Gilbert Gould3,5 
Burial*27 Nov 1948 Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Site 668B-44-43,16 

Family 1

Algernon Sidney Gould b. 18 Dec 1860, d. 16 Dec 1889
Marriage*29 Sep 1886 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Groom=Algernon Sidney Gould1,9,5,6,10 
Children

Family 2

George Gilbert Gould b. 31 Mar 1868, d. 23 Jul 1969
Marriage*30 Jan 1893 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Groom=George Gilbert Gould1,9,5,6,11 

Citations

  1. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  2. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, [SO3867:Anderson, Mrs. John Q.., [IT:Caldwell Workbook:IT] (Houston, TX: unpublished, 1966):SO].
  3. [S144] Mary Ada Henderson Gould, 5665, 26 November 1948, MN Department of Health,.
  4. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Meade, Upshur Co., West Virginia, ED 146, Image 11.
  5. [S368] Gould Family Bible (photocopies of pages in possession of Dixie Hansen - no publishing information),.
  6. [S369] Sidney Ross Gould, Notes relating to the Moore and Henderson Families, Dec 1914, copy in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  7. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Upshur Co., Meade District, p25.
  8. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  9. [S192] Wes Cochran., Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1896 (1992),.
  10. [S1230] West Virigina Marriage Index 1785-1971 (www.ancestry.com), A. Sidney Gould and Mary Ada Henderson, married in 1886 in Upshur Co., West Vrginia.
  11. [S1230] West Virigina Marriage Index 1785-1971 (www.ancestry.com),.
  12. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, ED 147, Sheet 2.
  13. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, ED 137, Sheet 6B.
  14. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV; ED 49-4, Sheet 20A.
  15. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Meade, Upshur Co., West Virginia; ED 49-9, Image 19.
  16. [S367] Cemetery Record, Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN, http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com;.

Agnes Mealey1,2,3

F, b. 16 February 1786, d. 30 July 1859
FatherLawrence Mealey b. c 1756, d. 1808
MotherAgnes Margaret Harper d. b 1820
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Agnes Maley's family lived on the farm adjoining the Harris farm. Her parents had come from Pennsylvania to live on land they had purchased cheaply.

Grace (Harris) Gould wrote of her great-grandmother Agnes:

"Agnes was well educated, for a woman of her day, and was a great reader of rather choice literature. Grandpa Harris used to say when the bread was burned, his father would say "I see Mother has a new book today".


Two of Agnes' brothers (Samuel and William) went to Iowa and (according to a reference in "Cedar County Iowa") "together they laid out the town of Stanwood, Iowa." One of Samuel's daughters was Clara A. Maley. She married (as the second wife) Agnes' son, Thomas Maley Harris...a marriage of first cousins.

Agnes is buried at the Harrisville Cemetery.

The IGI gives her christening date as 24 August 1788 in York, Chanceford Township, Guweenstown Church in Pennsylvania. 
Name Variation Nancy 
Married Name Harris 
Birth*16 Feb 1786 Lancaster, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania4,5 
Christening24 Aug 1788 Chanceford, York Co., Pennsylvania; 3 of the children of Agnes and Lawrence were baptized on the same day: Mary, Thomas, and Agnes.

Record reads:
Thomas Mealy
Agnes Mealy
Mary Mealy
son of Lawrence and Agnes Mealy of Tyrone township, Cumberland Co.,
b. March 15, 1784 and bapt. At Guinston, Aug 24, 1788. Likewise Agnes was born Feb 16, 1786 and bapt. Aug 24, 1788. Mary Mealy born Jan 10, 1788, was bapt. The same day; wit: Alexander Moor and Samuel Miller.5 
Marriage*29 Nov 1810 Wood Co, Virginia, USA; Groom=John Harris 
Residence*1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 65, born in Pennsylvania6 
Death*30 Jul 1859 Harrisville, Wood Co., Virginia2 
Burial* Harrisville Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; The stone next to John Harris' stone in the Old Settler's Cemetery reads: Nancy, wife of John Harris. Died July 30, 1859 73 years 5 mos.& 14 ds. Family records refer to his wife as "Agnes Maley"... but the record of a marriage between John Harris and Nancy Maley on 29 November 1810 in Wood County, leads me to conclude that Agnes and Nancy are one and the same person.7,8

Family

John Harris b. 25 Apr 1788, d. 14 May 1863
Marriage*29 Nov 1810 Wood Co, Virginia, USA; Groom=John Harris 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  2. [S55] John Plummer Harris, Letter: John P. Harris to Josephine M. Stiles, 26 August 1879,.
  3. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.
  4. [S55] John Plummer Harris, Letter: John P. Harris to Josephine M. Stiles, 26 August 1879, gives birthdate as 19 Mar 1786.
  5. [S207] Guinston United Presbyterian Church, Chanceford, York Co., PA, Entry ID: USA, (Marriages 1772-1846),.
  6. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, p232, image 44.
  7. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  8. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, May 1990.

Elenor Wanless1,2,3,4

F, b. 20 March 1797, d. 5 June 1879
Eleanor (Wanless) Rutherford 1797-1879
FatherArchibald Wanless b. b 1766, d. 1815
MotherMary Rutherford b. 1764
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Ellen5 
Name Variation Nellie 
Married Name Rutherford 
Birth*20 Mar 1797 Wilkwood, Wester Wilcot, Northumberland, England6,7 
Christening27 Mar 1797 Harbottle Congregation, Harbottle, Northumberland, England; Presbyterian6 
Marriage*22 Jun 1819 Leith, Scotland; ||Record records as "Helen Winless"; Groom=Richard Rutherford3,8 
Immigration*1819 Philadelphia, Leith, Scotland3,9 
Residence1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 53, born in England10 
Residence1860 Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 63, born in Northumberland, England.11 
Residence*1870 Grant Township, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA12 
Death*5 Jun 1879 Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Cause of death: Dropsy7,13 
Burial*1879 Egypt Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co., West Virginia14,7 

Family

Richard Rutherford b. 29 Sep 1791, d. 7 Apr 1880
Marriage*22 Jun 1819 Leith, Scotland; ||Record records as "Helen Winless"; Groom=Richard Rutherford3,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1850,.
  2. [S2] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1860,.
  3. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  4. [S124] Minnie Kendall Lowther, Ritchie County in History and Romance (published from her notes after her death - 1990),.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Western Districut, Rtichie Co., Virginia, Image 15.
  6. [S121] Harbottle Presbyterian Church, Harbottle, Northumberland, Entry ID: England, (1736-1802), Microfilm 0087979,.
  7. [S214] Wayne Wanless., Descendants of George Wanless & Bessie Carnes (Web address at: http://www.hollyhockpress.com/~wanless/wayne2/D1.htm; downloaded 5 November 2000 by Dixie Hansen),.
  8. [S122] Midlothian Parish Leith North, Leith, Edinburgh, Entry ID: Scotland, (1783-1819),.
  9. [S1217] Wanless Web (wanlessweb.org), Entry for Archibald Wanless, information from a letter written by a son of Richard and Sarah (McKinney) Wanless.
  10. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., WV, P218.
  11. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., VA, Image 5.
  12. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., WV, P545.
  13. [S1148] US Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index (Ancestry.com), 1880, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, Elenor Rutherford, age 82. Died June. Housewife. Cause of death: Dropsy.
  14. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  15. [S619] Isabella Douglass, Death Certificate #9913, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, not dated,.

Elizabeth Permelia Jackson1,2,3,4

F, b. 27 November 1802, d. 22 February 1862
Elizabeth Permelia (Jackson) Pribble 1802-1862
photocopy courtesy of Chester H. Pribble
FatherHenry Jackson b. 10 Jul 1774, d. 24 Feb 1852
MotherMary Hyre b. 4 Jun 1784
Biography* Elizabeth Permelia Jackson was one of 14 children of Henry Jackson and
his first wife, Mary Hyre. She was a cousin of Jonathan Jackson... who
was the father of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. She is often alternately
referred to as "Elizabeth" or "Pamelia". In her father's will, she is
referred to as "Elisabess P. Prebbell".

During the Revolution, Permelia's son Ulysses was on the Union side,
although the remainder of her family were with the Confederacy.

The birthdate shown above is calculated from her age as listed in the
1850 census.
Married Name Pribble 
Birth*27 Nov 1802 Randolph Co., Virginia; 2014: Randolph Co., Virginia is now Upshur Co., West Virgnia2,5 
Marriage*1821 at the home of Elizabeth's father, Henry Jackson; Groom=Hugh Pribble4,6 
Baptism Buckhannon, Upshur Co., West Virginia; From a posting on the Ritchie Co. West Virginia Genealogy Facebook Page by Charlie Marshall in reference to a photo of the North Fork (of the Hughes River) Baptist Church in Ritchie Co, West Virginia

This is from the church history. Several years ago there was no church in this area. Mrs. Permelia (Jackson) Pribble was converted. She was a strong believer of only one baptism and for that reason she wanted to join the Baptist Church. She rode horseback and carried her baby all the way to Buchannon, WV. She was baptised there and joined the Baptist Church. In later years her husband, Hugh Pribble Sr. was converted . Being ill at the time he was carried to the river on a chair and baptised. There was no church building in the area so meetings were held in the schoolhouse at Rusk, WV. (about 1873). Later they came to an old log schoolhouse on Gillispie Run, as it was more the center of the community and worship services were held there till a church could be built. 
Residence*1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia; Age 487 
Census1860 Ritchie Co., Virginia; Age 578 
Death*22 Feb 1862 Cisco Area (old), Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA2,5 
Burial Pribble (AKA Jackson) Cemetery, Cisco, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Gravestone: Elizabeth P. Pribble; Nov. 27, 1802 - Feb. 22, 1862, Wife of Hugh Pribble9 

Family

Hugh Pribble b. 31 Dec 1798, d. 24 Jan 1873
Marriage*1821 at the home of Elizabeth's father, Henry Jackson; Groom=Hugh Pribble4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1850,.
  2. [S38] Chester H. Pribble, Personal Correspondence From Chester Pribble, 1987,.
  3. [S105] Alvaro Franklin Gibbens, Gibbens-Butcher Genealogy; Embracing Also Barnett, Brown, Buckner, Byrne, Champlain, Enoch, Fairfax, Hannaman, Herbert, Riggs; and Bibbee, Drake, Kincheloe, Morrell, Pribble, Pilcher, Paedro, Reeder, Triplett, Vaughan, Vandiver, Warnick, and other Pioneer Families of Virginia who Migrated West of the Alleghanies (Parkersburg, WV: Gordon B. Gibbens, Publisher: 1894),.
  4. [S106] Margaret Buxton, Pribble Family (unpublished, 1969?),.
  5. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  6. [S107] IGI Record: McCale, L.D., DAR: Pribble,.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Ritchie Co., Virginia, Page 216.
  8. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, page 106.
  9. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995), Northeast of Cisco, WV on east side of North Fork Hughes River.

Hugh Pribble1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 31 December 1798, d. 24 January 1873
Hugh Pribble
FatherThomas Pribble6 b. c 1760, d. 20 Dec 1836
MotherHannah Enoch b. c 1766, d. 24 Aug 1846
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birth4 Jan 1796 Green Co., Pennsylvania, USA2,4,7 
Birth*31 Dec 1798 8 
Marriage*1821 at the home of Elizabeth's father, Henry Jackson; Bride=Elizabeth Permelia Jackson4,5 
Residence1830 Wood Co., Virginia, USA; Enumerated as head of household. 2 males and 5 females. Oldest male is age 30-40, oldest female is age 20-30.9 
Education* Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio; Attended college at Marietta, Ohio10 
Residence1840 Wood Co., Virginia, USA; Enumerated as head of large household of 7 males and 8 females.11 
Residence*1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia; Age 54, Farmer, Real Estate = $8,000; Born in Pennsylvania; Enumerated as head of household with Eliz P. (48), Herrietta (25), Henry J. (22), Cath (19), Mary A.E. (17), Hannah (15), Nancy (13), Elzada (11), Artimesa (7), Pamelia (3), Ulysses (17), Tho (15), Alfred (12), John (11), Frances (2)12 
Census1860 Ritchie Co., Virginia; Age 64, Farmer. Real Estate valued at $11,740, Personal Estate at $2,095. Enumerated with Elizabeth P. (57), Henrietta (34), Catherine (30), Elzada (20), Artemesia (18), Permilia (2), Hugh (9), Thomas (25), Francis M. (12), Lavina (8) and Wesley Shrouds (15)13 
Residence*1870 Grant Township, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 74, Retired Farmer, residing with his son Hugh.14
Baptism Hughes River, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Ritchie County, West Virginia History and Genealogy (Facebook) blog post by Charlie Marshall relating to the North Fork Baptist Church History (posted 12/25/2010):

This is from the church history. Several years ago there was no church in this area. Mrs. Permelia (Jackson) Pribble was converted. She was a strong believer of only one baptism and for that reason she wanted to join the Baptist Church. She rode horseback and carried her baby all the way to Buchannon, WV. She was baptised there and joined the Baptist Church. In later years her husband, Hugh Pribble Sr. was converted . Being ill at the time he was carried to the river on a chair and baptised. There was no church building in the area so meetings were held in the schoolhouse at Rusk, WV. (about 1873). Later they came to an old log schoolhouse on Gillispie Run, as it was more the center of the community and worship services were held there till a church could be built. 
Death*24 Jan 1873 North Fork of Hughes River, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Hugh Pribble 1-24-1873 74 yrs 24 d Informant Hugh Pribble son, cause of death: old age; Farmer2,15,16 
Burial* Pribble (AKA Jackson) Cemetery, Cisco, Ritchie Co., West Virginia2,17

Family 1

Elizabeth Permelia Jackson b. 27 Nov 1802, d. 22 Feb 1862
Marriage*1821 at the home of Elizabeth's father, Henry Jackson; Bride=Elizabeth Permelia Jackson4,5 
Children

Family 2

Amelia (?)
Children

Family 3

Child

Family 4

Millie (?)
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1850,.
  2. [S38] Chester H. Pribble, Personal Correspondence From Chester Pribble, 1987,.
  3. [S105] Alvaro Franklin Gibbens, Gibbens-Butcher Genealogy; Embracing Also Barnett, Brown, Buckner, Byrne, Champlain, Enoch, Fairfax, Hannaman, Herbert, Riggs; and Bibbee, Drake, Kincheloe, Morrell, Pribble, Pilcher, Paedro, Reeder, Triplett, Vaughan, Vandiver, Warnick, and other Pioneer Families of Virginia who Migrated West of the Alleghanies (Parkersburg, WV: Gordon B. Gibbens, Publisher: 1894),.
  4. [S106] Margaret Buxton, Pribble Family (unpublished, 1969?),.
  5. [S107] IGI Record: McCale, L.D., DAR: Pribble,.
  6. [S371] Brigadier Harry Ulyat, The Memoirs of the Jesse and Elizabeth Preble Family (Baltimore, Maryland 1967, for Private Circulation), p c2.
  7. [S1424] Kenneth Colby., Genealogy of Jackson - Pribble - Maze - Colby Families (1990), page 19.
  8. [S572] Janet Waite < and e-mail address>., Ritchie Co., West Virginia Deaths

    (compiled from microfilm records), 74 years & 24 days at time of death on 24 Jan 1873.
  9. [S341] 1830 Federal Census, Wood Co., VA, page 394.
  10. [S1426] Tommie Sewell, A Pioneer History of Wirt County - Chapter XLI - The Pribble Family and Newark Vicinity (1941),.
  11. [S340] 1840 Federal Census, Wood Co., VA, page 152.
  12. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Ritchie Co., Virginia, Page 216.
  13. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, page 106.
  14. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Grant Township, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, p547.
  15. [S572] Janet Waite < and e-mail address>., Ritchie Co., West Virginia Deaths

    (compiled from microfilm records),.
  16. [S620] West Virginia Ritchie County., Register of Deaths 1853-1903, Ritchie County, West Virginia Hurh Pribble, Page 26, line 19.
  17. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995), Stone reads: Hugh Pribble; January 23, 1873; 77Y, 20D.
  18. [S608] Louysa King, Death Certificate 12289 Wirt Co., West Virginia, 17 Sept 1927,.

Richard Rutherford1,2,3,4

M, b. 29 September 1791, d. 7 April 1880
Richard Rutherford 1791-1880
FatherGeorge Rutherford b. 23 Dec 1759, d. 23 Mar 1832
MotherHelen Armstrong b. c 1765, d. 30 May 1849
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Richard and Eleanor (Wanless) Rutherford
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* From "The History of Ritchie County, West Virginia" by Minnie Kendall Lowther:

Richard Rutherford and Miss Eleanor Wanless were married at Leith, Scotland,
in 1819, just on the eve of their departure for America; and upon their arrival
here, they purchased a large tract of land near five miles below Cairo, which is
still owned by their descendants. Here they spent the remainder of their lives,
and in the Egypt cemetery, they sleep.

They were the parents of ten children, whose descendants in this county are a
host: Mary, Ellen, Ann, Susan, Margaret, Isabella, Kathrine, Jane, George, and
Archibald Rutherford.
 
Birth*29 Sep 1791 Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland5,6 
Marriage*22 Jun 1819 Leith, Scotland; ||Record records as "Helen Winless"; Bride=Elenor Wanless3,7 
Immigration*c 1819 from Scotland; Annabelle Harris Aikin, 7 Feb 1952: My grandfather Richard Rutherford Harris married Eleanor Wanless in Edinbourough Scotland in 1818 and sailed from Leith that day for Canada. Three months aboard ship.

Sometime before then a group of their relatives settled on farms quite near Cario, W. Va. At that time this section was western part of Virginia. As the climate in Canada was severe the group came down the Beaver Rivere to Beaver and took and Ohio River vessl for Marietta. The Scotch settlement about Cairo was about 20 miles east of Marietta. Their friends met them with wagons and took them and their baggage to Cario. Grandfather bought land at 50-cents per acre on Hughes River about five miles south of Cario. Part of theis land was river bottom and well sloping hills. The other part is described by its name, Devil Hole. He was a thrifty Scotchman. Their family consisted of two sons, George and Archibald and eight daughters. My mother's generation have passed away and only three of my generation remain. Margaret Rutherford born at the home near Cairo October 16th 1832. Rev. Edw. Shillito Littell - United Pres Ch. Mrs. Tuttle has no children.

The Scotch group were Presbyterian and Associate Pres. Our group were A.P. As the families moved elsewhere the church was closed.3,8 
Naturalization*15 Mar 1830 Wood County Court||Scotland9 
Residence1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 59, Farmer; Real Estate = 6730

Enumerated with Ellen 53, Ann 25, Geo 23, Arch 21, Susanna 20, Margaret 17, Isabel 14, Caherine 12, and Jane 10.10 
Residence1860 Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 68, Farmer; Real Estate = 8,900; Personal Estate = 11,076, Born in Roxburshire, Scotland.

Enumerated with Elenor 63, Susanna Douglass 30, Margaret Rutherford 27, Isabell Rutherford 24, Catharine Rutherford 22, Jane Rutherford 20; Next door: Archibald Rutherford 33, Rebecca B. Rutherford 32, and Jane H. Ruthreford 2 months.11 
Residence1864 Petroleum, Ritchie Co., Virginia; Income, Valuation: $69412 
Residence*1870 Grant Township, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer; Real Estate: 20,000; Personal Estate 18,71213 
Death*7 Apr 1880 Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Cause of death: paralysis14,15 
Burial*1880 Egypt Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co., West Virginia16,14

Family

Elenor Wanless b. 20 Mar 1797, d. 5 Jun 1879
Marriage*22 Jun 1819 Leith, Scotland; ||Record records as "Helen Winless"; Bride=Elenor Wanless3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1850,.
  2. [S2] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1860,.
  3. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  4. [S124] Minnie Kendall Lowther, Ritchie County in History and Romance (published from her notes after her death - 1990),.
  5. [S123] Morebattle Parish, Morebattle, Roxburgh, Entry ID: Scotland, (1726-1819),.
  6. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., VA P373.
  7. [S122] Midlothian Parish Leith North, Leith, Edinburgh, Entry ID: Scotland, (1783-1819),.
  8. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..
  9. [S309] Naturalization Record for Richard Rutherford, dated 15 March 1830, as copied in April 1861, Wood Co., WV.
  10. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Western Districut, Rtichie Co., Virginia, Image 15.
  11. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., VA, Image 5.
  12. [S1733] US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 (Ancestry.com), Richard Rutherford, West Virginia District 2, Special Lists; Oct 1864.
  13. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., WV, P545.
  14. [S214] Wayne Wanless., Descendants of George Wanless & Bessie Carnes (Web address at: http://www.hollyhockpress.com/~wanless/wayne2/D1.htm; downloaded 5 November 2000 by Dixie Hansen),.
  15. [S1148] US Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index (Ancestry.com), 1880, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, Richard Rutherford, age 88. Died April 1880. Farmer. Cause of death: paralysis.
  16. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, May 1990.
  17. [S619] Isabella Douglass, Death Certificate #9913, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, not dated,.

Nathan Smith1,2,3

M, b. 1801, d. 3 April 1853
FatherJonas Smith b. c 1767, d. 22 Mar 1843
MotherDinah Van Nostrand b. 9 May 1774, d. 22 Jun 1833
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birth*1801 Watertown, Ulster Co., New York4 
Marriage*24 Dec 1826 Bride=Ann Roseberry5 
Residence1830 Mason Co., Virginia, USA; Enumerated as head of household, Free whites: 1 male 30-40; 1 female 20-30; 1 boy under 5; 1 girl under 5. Slaves: 1 male under 10.6 
Residence1837 Jones St, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; From "Looking Backward - Point Pleasent Now and In Retrospection as Viewed by Those Who Know the Story" - Article II, published in the Point Pleasant State Gazette on 29 Sept 1910:

One of the handsomest residences of the old part of town was that now occupied by Mr. J.W.C. Heslop on Jones Street. It has been kept thoroughly repaired. In the last few years an addition has been made. It's colonial beauty however has not been marred. It was built in 1837 by Nathan Smith, father of Col. J.P.R.B. Smith and here he moved his family from the Virgina house, where that year had been born he that has been called Alphabet Smith; John Peter Romain Bureau Smith, called for the distinguished French emigrant to Gallipolis, 1790, bearing all of the above name, except that of Smith, a named which contained but four less letters than the alphabet. The house beside being famous as the home of John Smith of whom we shall speak later, was the home of the Mason Couty's early surveyors, Nathan Smith, being Colonel of Militia with Colonel Joseph Sly, Colonel of Militia, Nathan Smith, the son of the town's first resident surveyor, Jonas Smith.

The Smith home was noted for its hospitality, and especially for being the home of all preachers, chief among whom were those of the Methodist Church. Among the earliest preachers is recalled Rev. David Reed. He was a man of splendid physique and giant mind, and read human nature as an open book. He had rounded into the Smith home on Saturday night. John and the colored boy had cheerfully put away the preachers horse used on his great circuit. Early the next morning the colored boy and young Smith concluded to try the horse's mettle before the preacher arose. They chose as their race course the Kanawha river road between the bridge across the crooked creek and the toll gate. Imagine their surprise when coming down the road at full speed to encounter Rev. Reed out for a constitutional walk. On returning home young Smith retired to his room and his bed, sending out the message that he had the headache. He was excused from the family morning devotional exercies and breakfast. At noon he forewent the delight of a company dinner, but by supper he hied himself to the stable and the company of the horses, before going to the kitchen for a lunch alone. At the stable he again encountered the preacher. He did not scold. He remembered that he had been a boy. He only smiled and said, "Don't race on Sunday any more, John." The headache and the heartached fled as by magic.

Rev. Reed was at once a hero, to be loved and admired as well as respected. To this day Col. Smith declares that he was the ablest preacher he ever knew. What greater ability can be demonstrated than to know, attract and inspire a boy? Rev. Reed was shortly called to the pastorate of the leading Methodist church in Cincinnati. He reached a place of distinction in the annals of his church. 
Residence1840 Mason Co., Virginia, USA; Enumerated as head of household of 9; Free whites: 1 male 40-50; 1 female 30-40; 1 boy under 5; 1 girl under 5; 1 girl 5-10; 1 girl 10-15. Slaves: 1 female under 10; 2 females 10-24. Nathan is employed in the category " Learned professions and Engineers."7 
Biography*1846 Transcript of letter, now part of the Draper manuscript collection at the
Wisconsin State Historical Society:

Envelope:
Nathan Smith
Pt. Pleasant, 13th
Aug. 1846
Ben. ___ ___
Col. Sam. Lewis

Point Pleasnt Va
Aug 15

James A Lewis Esq
Charleston
Kanawha County
Virginia

Letter:

The following is in answer to your second inquiry on details by W. Lewis:

Samuel Lewis, Son of Andrew Lewis, I think was born in Augusta County Virginia
near the town of Staunton about the year 1754, was aid to his father at the
battle of the point in 1774 and lived and died with his brother Andrew Lewis on
the Bent Mountain in Montgomery County in 1810. he never was married.

John Lewis his brother was captain of a company at the battle of the Point, &
Thomas Lewis another brother was a Lieutenant in the Same company.

These are all the facts I can at this time collect upon your inquiries, but
there is another matter which I am anxious should be detailed. I mean the
capture of Thomas Lewis by the Indians and the various incidents attending it.
It affords some noble traits of Indian character which should be recorded, and
the whole details would furnish to the __ characters and incidents for the
foundation in fact, not in fiction for a most interesting work.

I have applied to W. T. Lewis for the details; but it being his father he has
some diffidence in doing alone. He says he will endeavor as soon as he can to
get the aid of Major Charles Clendinin, and make out such facts as can be
remembered, and furnish them, which I will help them in finding. I hope you
will be able to decipher this as it is done in haste.

Respectfully yours,

Nathan Smith
 
Residence*1850 38th District, Mason Co., Virginia, USA; County Surveyor; Real Estate = 10,0008 
Death*3 Apr 1853 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; Typhoid Fever 
Burial* Pioneer Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; Cemetery on Viand and 9th St., Nathan Smith, 1799-1853 (b. Watertown, New York to Jonas Smith surveyor).9,10 

Family

Ann Roseberry b. 12 Apr 1803, d. 5 Apr 1868
Marriage*24 Dec 1826 Bride=Ann Roseberry5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles),.
  2. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.
  3. [S159] History of Mason County, WV (1987),.
  4. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913), indicates circa 1799.
  5. [S195] Carrie Eldridge., Marriages 1806-1850 Mason County VA-WV (Route 1, Box 661, Chesapeake, OH),.
  6. [S341] 1830 Federal Census, Mason Co., VA, page 161.
  7. [S340] 1840 Federal Census, Mason Co., VA p 244.
  8. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, 38th District, Mason Co., VA, p 386.
  9. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles), In Tribute to Miss Cornelia Smith, Volume 33, Page 25: "In the same old Pioneer Cemetery [Point Pleasant, West Viriginia] repose the ashes of Nathan Smith who had followed his father as a surveyor... Beside him sleeps his wife Ann Roseberry..."
  10. [S593] Violette S. Machir., Mason County,W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions (Graham, Waggener, Robinson and Lewis Districts) (Quality Print Shop, Middleport, Ohio, 1972),.
  11. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, 38th District, Mason Co., VA, p 286.

Ann Roseberry1,2,3

F, b. 12 April 1803, d. 5 April 1868
FatherJohn Michael Roseberry b. 29 Apr 1761, d. 20 Aug 1855
MotherFlorence Cree b. 1769, d. 1 Jun 1826
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Married Name Smith 
Birth*12 Apr 1803 Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA4 
Marriage*24 Dec 1826 Groom=Nathan Smith5 
Residence*1850 38th District, Mason Co., Virginia, USA6 
Residence1860 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., Virginia, USA; Enumerated with her children. JRPB is listed as head-of-household.7 
Death1863 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia4 
Death1865 8 
Death*5 Apr 1868  
Burial* Pioneer Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; Pioneer Cemetery at Viand and 9th Streets: Ann Smith 1803-1865 (dau. JOhn Michael and Flora Cree Roseberry) b. Penn.9,8 

Family

Nathan Smith b. 1801, d. 3 Apr 1853
Marriage*24 Dec 1826 Groom=Nathan Smith5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S66] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, 8 volumes (only 1st 7 published). (volume 8: 1953),.
  2. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles),.
  3. [S159] History of Mason County, WV (1987),.
  4. [S593] Violette S. Machir., Mason County,W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions (Graham, Waggener, Robinson and Lewis Districts) (Quality Print Shop, Middleport, Ohio, 1972), information published in Mason Co., WV Cemetery Inscriptions, drawn from Bible Record furnished by Mrs. Tola Robbins of Winters Road, Huntington, W.Va. 1959.
  5. [S195] Carrie Eldridge., Marriages 1806-1850 Mason County VA-WV (Route 1, Box 661, Chesapeake, OH),.
  6. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, 38th District, Mason Co., VA, p 386.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., VA, p 965.
  8. [S593] Violette S. Machir., Mason County,W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions (Graham, Waggener, Robinson and Lewis Districts) (Quality Print Shop, Middleport, Ohio, 1972),.
  9. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles), In Tribute to Miss Cornelia Smith, Volume 33, Page 25: "In the same old Pioneer Cemetery [Point Pleasant, West Viriginia] repose the ashes of Nathan Smith who had followed his father as a surveyor... Beside him sleeps his wife Ann Roseberry..."
  10. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, 38th District, Mason Co., VA, p 286.

Maria Louisa Smith1,2

F, b. 3 October 1834, d. 22 January 1883
FatherNathan Smith b. 1801, d. 3 Apr 1853
MotherAnn Roseberry b. 12 Apr 1803, d. 5 Apr 1868
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* From the 1883 Methodist Episcopal West Virginia Conference Minutes:

MRS. MARIA L. PRIBBLE.

Died, at the residence of her husband, Rev. U. Pribble, in Harrisville,
Ritchie County, West Virginia, on Monday, the 22d day of January, 1883,
at 3:30 o'clock A.M., Mrs. Maria L. Pribble, aged 48 years, 3 months and
19 days.

Painfully sad came to us and those who loved her, the tidings, "she is
dead." Although our heart is heavily laden with sorrow, yet we cannot
permit this occasion to pass without paying a slight tribute to the
memory of our friend.

The deceased was the daughter of the late Col. Nathan and Ann Smith.
Col. Nathan Smith, her father, came to Mason County at an early day, and
took up his residence in Point Pleasant. His history is closely
identified with that of Mason County, as the records thereof will
attest. He was a man of high mental endowments, of a kind and genial
disposition, engaging in manner and attractive in conversation; and his
daughter, the subject of this memoir, inherited many of his noble
qualities. She was possessed in an eminent degree of all the noble
attributes of womanhood, whether of wife, mother, sister or daughter.
Strongly endowed with high intellectual qualities, with an innate and
high-born sense of refinement, regard and delicacy for the feelings and
happiness of others, she shed a halo of joy and peace wherever she
moved. Her refining influence, noble and great qualities of both head
and heart, shed a genial light around the hearth and fireside of her
home, causing the sunshine of happiness to chase the shadows of sorrow
therefrom. Mrs. Pribble was a woman early imbued with piety and a
reverence for religion, having connected herself with the M.E. Church at
the early age of fourteen, and during her walk through life, was an
humble and devout follower of Him whose cross she bore.

Her noble and consistent Christian life, in all its vicissitudes, led
many of her early friends and associated to enter the fold of Christ,
and become an honor to the Church. On the 25th day of March, 1862, she
was united in marriage to the Rev. U. Pribble, a minister of the Church
of her choice, and for several years she followed the varied fortunes of
an itinerant's wife, cheerfully partaking of, and sharing with him its
vicissitudes and trials. No murmur, no regret, no repining ever escaped
her lips at the life she had assumed. Mr. Pribble, her husband, after a
few years of an itinerant's life, was located at his request, and took
up his residence in Point Pleasant, W. Va., and entered into business,
which he carried on for several years, and regaining his health, which
he had impaired during his itinerancy, he again entered the ministry,
his wife, the subject of this sketch, cheerfully sharing his sorrows and
joys, until the Angel of Death crossed the threshold of their happy
home, and bid come up higher, and enter into the Heavenly Rest. The
fruits of her marriage were five children, two daughters and three sons,
who, together with her bereaved husband, four sisters and one brother,
Col. J.P.R.B. Smith, are left in the gloom of sadness to mourn her
departure for a mansion on high, not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens.

This noble, genial, warm-hearted, self-sacrificing woman has gone to her
reward, regretted and mourned by all who knew her in life and loved so
well.

It is sad to realize that Mrs. Pribble is dead. Sad to realize that we
shall never more look into her kindly face again. Sad to know that we
shall never more hear her gentle voice or cheery greeting. Sad to know
that the places that knew her so well shall never know her again. Sad
to know that her chair around the fireside with her loved ones there
will remain forever vacant, and sad to realize that she is today
sleeping her last sleep, in a lonely grave, far from the scenes of her
childhood and those whom she loved so well.

May the sod rest lightly upon her bosom. We, who are left behind to
mourn for her, know that the birds will sing, the flowers will bloom,
that the rains will fall, and that the cold snows of winter will mantle
her tomb,

"Yet is will nevermore
Disturb her sweet repose
Than summer evening's latest sigh
That shuts the rose." 
Married Name Pribble 
Birth*3 Oct 1834 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., Virginia, USA3 
Residence1850 38th District, Mason Co., Virginia, USA4 
Residence1860 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., Virginia, USA5 
Marriage*24 Mar 1862 Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Ulysses is listed as the son of Hugh & Amelia, Maria S. Smith is listed as the daugher of Nathan and Ann. Marriage somenized by Calvin Conner.; Groom=Ulysses Pribble1,6 
Residence*1870 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA3 
Residence1880 Belleville, Wood Co., West Virginia, USA; Keeping House7 
Death*22 Jan 1883 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia1 
Burial* Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (now St. Lukes), Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia8,1,9 

Family

Ulysses Pribble b. 14 Feb 1833, d. 1 Jan 1916
Marriage*24 Mar 1862 Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Ulysses is listed as the son of Hugh & Amelia, Maria S. Smith is listed as the daugher of Nathan and Ann. Marriage somenized by Calvin Conner.; Groom=Ulysses Pribble1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Journal and Minutes, WV Conference, M.E. Church, Conf Journal, 1916,.
  2. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles),.
  3. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Point Pleasant , Lewis Township - Ancestry.com Image #103.
  4. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, 38th District, Mason Co., VA, p 386.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., VA, p 965.
  6. [S348] Marriage Records,, Rev. Ulysses Pribble 29 b. Wood Co. (Hugh & Amelia) Maria S. Smith 27 (Nathan & Ann) Mar 24, 1862 Calvin Conner (book 3).
  7. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, Wood Co., WV; Harris District; ED 169, Village of Belleville; Page 48D (436).
  8. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, May 1990.
  9. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  10. [S602] George Nathan Pribble, Death Certificate 6885, 13 April 1929,.

Ulysses Pribble1,2,3

M, b. 14 February 1833, d. 1 January 1916
Ulysses Pribble 1833-1916
FatherHugh Pribble b. 31 Dec 1798, d. 24 Jan 1873
MotherAmelia (?)4
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation U.S.; Listed as U.S. Prebble in the birth record of his son, Ulysses S. Prebble.5 
Birth*14 Feb 1833 Cisco, Wood Co., Virginia, USA2,6 
Census*1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia; Age 17, Farmer7 
Employment*1858 Calhoun, Barbour Co., Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, admitted on trial and appointed to serve Calhoun in the Charleston District (from ME minutes).8 
Employment1859 Malden, Kanawha Co., Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, still on trial, appointed to Malden in the Charleston District (from ME minutes).8 
Residence1860 Guyandotte, Cabell Co., Virginia, USA; Minister. Ulysses was enumerated in the household of Percival and Mary A. Smith and their grown sons Richard P. and Percival S. Also in the household are George and Elizabeth Chapman, an elderly couple. Percival Smith is a retired merchant with real estate valued at 11,500 and a personal estate valued at 22,500.9 
Employment1860 Guyandotte, Cabell Co., Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, appointed to Guyondotte - Guyandotte District (from ME minutes).8 
Employment1861 Brandonville, Preston Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, appointed to Brandonville, Morgantown District (from ME minutes).8 
Marriage*24 Mar 1862 Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Ulysses is listed as the son of Hugh & Amelia, Maria S. Smith is listed as the daugher of Nathan and Ann. Marriage somenized by Calvin Conner.; Bride=Maria Louisa Smith2,10 
Employment1863 Withdrew from the Methodist Episcopal Conference (from the ME minutes)8 
Employment1865 ME Church - Credentials restored. "Report on Committee on case of U. Pribble" - After an investigation of the facts before us we find that while he may have been impudent in some things, there is no evidence of guilt in his case, and recommend that his credentials be restored to him. H. Stevens, Ch'm. (from the ME Minutes, page 16)8 
Employmentbt 1866 - 1868 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, local preacher at Point Pleasant (from ME minutes).8 
Residence1870 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Employed as a tanner6 
Employmentbt 1871 - 1873 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, local preacher at Point Pleasant (from ME minutes).8 
Employmentbt 1877 - 1878 Winfield, Putnam Co., West Virginia, USA; Methodist Episcopal Church, admitted on trial page 15 "U. Pribble, recommended by Hartford City Circuit" (from ME minutes). 1878: remained on trial. Page 8: U. Pribble was continued, and on motion excused from the course of study, he having previously passed on the entire course prescribed by the church at that time."8 
Employment1879 Belleville, Wood Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, admitted again to full connection, serving Belleville in the Parkersburg District (from ME minutes).8 
Residence1880 Belleville, Wood Co., West Virginia, USA; Minister11 
Employmentbt 1880 - 1881 Belleville, Wood Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher Methodist Episcopal Church - in 1880 became a deacon - second class, 1880-81, still serving Belleville (from ME minutes).8 
Employmentbt 1882 - 1884 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church. 1882 - he became an effective elder. Served Harrisville in the Parkersburg District 1882-84. (from ME minutes)8 
Employmentbt 1885 - 1887 Ravenswood, Jackson Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, served Ravenswood - Charleston District (from ME minutes).8 
Marriage*24 Nov 1887 Wood Co., West Virginia; Principal=Henrietta Jackson12 
Employmentbt 1888 - 1891 Middlebourne, Tyler Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888-1890 served Middlebourne - Parkersburg District; 1891 served Parkersburg Circuit - Parkersburg District (from ME minutes).8 
Employment1892 Sistersville, Tyler Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, served Sistersville - Parkersburg District (from ME minutes).8 
Employmentbt 1893 - 1894 West Union, Doddridge Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, served West Union - Parkersburg District (from ME minutes).8 
Employment1895 West Milford, Harrison Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, served West Milford - Clarksburg District (from ME minutes).8 
Employment1896 North Parkersburg, Wood Co., West Virginia, USA; Preacher - Methodist Episcopal Church, served North Parkersburg - Parkersburg District (from ME minutes).8 
Retirement*1897 Retired (superannuated)8 
ResidenceNov 1899 Wood Co., West Virginia; Item in the "Harrisville Happenings" from the Nov 30, 1899 edition of the Ritche Gazette [pt. 2, final]:

Rev. U. Pribble, of Wood county, who was at one time pastor of the M. E. church at this place, visited the family of his son-in-law, R. R. Harris a few days last week. 
Residence*1900 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Enumerated in the household of his daughter, Annie Maria Pribble Harris, and her family. He is listed as a widower (although he married Henrietta Jackson/Wells in 1887 and she is still living in Wood Co.) Age 67, minister.13 
Residence1910 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Enumerated in the household of his daugher and son-in law (Annie and Richard Rutherford). Listed as a widower (although his 2nd wife, Henrietta Jackson/Wells Pribble is still living in Wood Co.). Age 7614 
Will*1914 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; In the name of God amen: I, U. Pribble, of the Town of Harrisville, West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament:

1st: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Anna Maria, wife of R.R. Harris one promissory note for one hundred ten dollars with interest, executed by R.R. Harris and dated May 19th, 1902

2nd: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Amelia Elizabeth, wife of W. H. Stahlman one share of the capital stock of the People's Bank of Harrisville, West Virginia.

3rd: I give and bequeath to my beloved sons George Nathan Pribble, Hugh Thomas Pribble, and Ulisses Smith Pribble each one share of the capital stock of the People's Bank of Harrisville, West Virginia, said four shares being evidenced by certificate No. 370, issued by said bank to me on the 20th day of February 1909, and of the par value of one hundred dollars each.

4th: If there remains anything of my estate further than the above bequests after my just debts and funeral expenses have been paid, I desire said remainder to be divided equally among my five above mentioned children.

5th: I hereby appoint my son George Nathan Pribble to be my administrator and executor, and no bond shall be required.          

U. Pribble

Signed, sealed, published and delcared by the said U. Pribble as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his prsence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses.     
A.O. Wilson, Harrisville, W. Va.
C.H. Harrison, Harrisville, W. Va.
15 
Death*1 Jan 1916 Greenbrier, Robertson Co., Tennessee; Obit from the WV Conference Minutes of the Methodist Episcopal Church - 1916

Ulysses Pribble was born in that part of old Virginia which is now Ritchie County, West Virginia, in February, 1833, and died at the home of his daughter in Greenbrier, Tennessee, on January 1, 1916, aged nearly eighty-three years. Brother Pribble had been a member of the West Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1854; for over forty years he was an itinerant preacher, and for the past seventeen years he had been retired. For a dozen years or more after his retirement from the active work of the pastorate, he made his home at Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia, near the place of his birth. During practically all of this time his failing strength and eyesight prevented him from attending the night services, as he lived nearly or quite a mile from the church; but he was a very faithful and much loved teacher of a class of young girls in the Sunday school, and a regular worshipper in the Sunday morning congregation.

In March, 1862, he married Miss Maria Smith, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., who died at Harrisville in January, 1883, leaving three sons and two daughters, all of whom are still living. The sons are in business in West Virginia - one in Parkersburg, one in Montgomery, and one in Harrisville. One daughter is in California, and the other one is in Tennessee, where Brother Pribble made his home for a few years before his death.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Harrisville, where he had been pastor for the full term about thirty years before. The writer, a former pastor of the church, and also of Brother Pribble, conducted the service, assisted by the Rev. W.N. Frasure and the Rev. L.S. Weese, local pastors. The body was laid to rest in the beautiful hillside cemetery by the side of the wife of his youth. The whole town honored the memory of this man of God. MILTON R. EASTLACK

Obit from a Point Pleasant, West Viriginia newspaper clipping (Mason County Obituaries 1906-1928):

Rev. U. Pribble

Prominent Methodist Episcopal Minister Died Near Nashville Tennessee

Rev. Ulyssus Pribble, for many years a resident of Point Pleasant, and well known over all this part of West Virginia, here and in Parkersburg, Bellville, Harrisville and many other localities, died at his home near Nashville, Tenn., December 31, and his mortal remains were interred at Harrisville, Ritchie county, on the 4th of January. He was a man of excellent character and a host of friends regret his demise. He reached the ripe old age of eighty three years before he passed away. Numerous children, grandchildren and other relatives survive him. His wife died a good many years ago. His living children are Anna Harris, of Tennessee, Amelia Stahlman, of Denver, George Pribble, of Parkersburg, Hugh Pribble, of Montgomery,and Ulyssus Pribble, Jr., of Harrisville.

Obit from the Parkersburg Sentinal, Thursday, 4 January 1916:

Rev. Pribble Dead

Father of George Pribble of This City Answered Final Summons in Tennessee

Rev. Ullysses Pribble, formerly of Harrisville, W. Va. died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. R. Harris at Greenbrier, Tenn. He had been making his home with his daughter for some years and his death resulted after an illness of some months from old age. Rev. Pribble was a minister of the M.E. Church and was quite well known through this part of the state. He visited his son, George Pribble, here the past summer. He was past eighty years of age. Mrs. Pribble has been dead a great many years.

Surviving him are Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Will Stahlman of Denver, Col., daughters, and George of this city, Hugh of Montgomery, W. Va., and U. Pirbble of Harrisville, sons.

The remains arrived here late Monday afternoon and were taken to Harrisville for interment. The funeral services were to be held today at Harrisville.

On death record, father is given as Hugh Pribble, Mother is given as Permelia Jackson. Both parents born in West Virginia. Age 82, died in Green Brier, Robertson Co., Tennessee. Minister. Name is spelled "Ulysis Pribble" in extracted record. Cause of death: strangulated hernia.16,17,18,19 
Burial*4 Jan 1916 Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (now St. Lukes), Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; South edge of town, access via Court Street (State Rt. 31)20,2,21,17
Probate19 Jan 1916 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Admitted to probate on January 19th. Inventory Appraisal was admitted on January 24th. Total stock/CD value was $1,091.1515 

Family 1

Maria Louisa Smith b. 3 Oct 1834, d. 22 Jan 1883
Marriage*24 Mar 1862 Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; Ulysses is listed as the son of Hugh & Amelia, Maria S. Smith is listed as the daugher of Nathan and Ann. Marriage somenized by Calvin Conner.; Bride=Maria Louisa Smith2,10 
Children

Family 2

Henrietta Jackson b. 16 Jun 1845, d. 29 Sep 1926
Marriage*24 Nov 1887 Wood Co., West Virginia; Principal=Henrietta Jackson12 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Ritchie County West Virginia 1850,.
  2. [S36] Journal and Minutes, WV Conference, M.E. Church, Conf Journal, 1916,.
  3. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, [SO3866:Anderson, Mrs. John Q.., [IT:Caldwell Workbook:IT] (Houston, TX: unpublished, 1966):SO].
  4. [S348] Marriage Records,, Rev. Ulysses Pribble 29 b. Wood Co. (Hugh & Amelia) Maria S. Smith 27 (Nathan & Ann) Mar 24, 1862 Calvin Conner.
  5. [S952] State of West Virginia., West Virginia County Birth Index 1853-1930 (www.familysearch.org), Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Vriginia, Film #1855007, Digital Folder 4234095, 20 August 1876.
  6. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Point Pleasant , Lewis Township - Ancestry.com Image #103.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Ritchie Co., Virginia, Page 216.
  8. [S337] Patricia Tolliver Dixie Hansen. 15 April 1987, West Virginia Wesleyan College; Buckhannon, WV 26201.
  9. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Guyandotte, Cabell Co., VA, Page 63.
  10. [S348] Marriage Records,, Rev. Ulysses Pribble 29 b. Wood Co. (Hugh & Amelia) Maria S. Smith 27 (Nathan & Ann) Mar 24, 1862 Calvin Conner (book 3).
  11. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, Wood Co., WV; Harris District; ED 169, Village of Belleville; Page 48D.
  12. [S601] Henrietta Pribble, Death Certificate 13381, 1 Oct 1916,.
  13. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, ED 92, Sheet 9A.
  14. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; ED 76, Sheet 10 B.
  15. [S339] Ulysses Pribble, Will Book 3, Page 256 - Harrisville, WV,.
  16. [S338] S.B. Hart., Offical Journal and Minutes of the West Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church; The Seventeenth Annual Session Held at Wheeling, West Virginia, from Sept. Twenty-Seven to October the Second (W.V. Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church),.
  17. [S606] Obituary for Rev. Ulyssus Pribble, Clipping from unidentified Point Pleasant Newspaper (Mason County Obituaries 1906-1928), Point Pleasant, West Virginia (circa January 1916),.
  18. [S607] Obituary for Rev. Ulyssus Pribble, Parkersburg Sentinal, Parkersburg, West Virginia (4 January 1916),.
  19. [S1073] Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955 (familysearch.org), Robertson Co., Tennessee - Volume 42, cn 20.
  20. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  21. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  22. [S602] George Nathan Pribble, Death Certificate 6885, 13 April 1929,.

Margaret Rutherford1,2

F, b. 16 October 1832, d. 1 January 1900
FatherRichard Rutherford b. 29 Sep 1791, d. 7 Apr 1880
MotherElenor Wanless b. 20 Mar 1797, d. 5 Jun 1879
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Richard and Eleanor (Wanless) Rutherford
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* From "The History of Ritchie County, West Virginia" (1911) by Minnie Kendall
Lowther:

Margaret Rutherford, who was the wife of the late John P. Harris of Harrisville,
was the mother of three sons and three daughters. She fell dead while walking
on the street in New York city several years ago, and with her husband sleeps at
Harrisville.
 
Biography From History of the Barr Family by William Bickett Barr:

Margaret, the mother of Mrs. Barr, was born October 17, 1832, and died suddenly of heart failure, in New York City, on her way to the home of Mrs. Barr for New Years dinner from her other daughter's, Mrs. Rev. E. S. Littell's, January 1, 1900. She was married to Mr. Harris January 8, 1861.
She was a woman of meek and quiet spirit, an estimable Christian lady, and raised her large family in the fear of the Lord. As a mother she was kind, industrious, and forgiving, careful in rebuking wrong-doing, and encouraging and teaching right principles, and always setting an example of piety and nobleness. She was peaceful in her life, and her death was without pain. Instead of sitting down at our table, she was called to celebrate her New Year at the banqueting table of God in her Father's house above, with husband and friends who had preceded her. She was translated from the banks of the beautiful Hudson River to the banks of the crystal sea; and from the Empire City to walk the golden streets of the capital city of God.
She was buried beside her husband, at Harrisville, on January 4, 1900.

3 
Married Name Harris 
Name Variation Maggie 
Birth*16 Oct 1832 Cairo, Wood Co., Virginia, USA4,5 
Residence1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Ae 17, born in Virginia6 
Residence1860 Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 27, born in Virginia, Househand7 
Marriage*8 Jan 1861 Ritchie Co., West Virginia; He is 39, she is 29 by P.A. Woods; Groom=John Plummer Harris8,9,10 
Residence1870 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA11 
Residence*1880 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA12 
Death*1 Jan 1900 Corner of Broadway and West Streets, New York City, New York; The Ritchie Gazette
Harrisville, West Virginia
Thursday, January 11, 1900

Mrs. Margaret R. Harris

Expires Suddenly in New York City, Where She Was Visiting

This community was greatly shocked last week by the reception of the news of the death of Mrs. Maggie R. Harris, a life time resident of this county and vicinity. A telegram was received here Tuesday morning from New York announcing her death, which occurred at the corner of Broadway and West Streets, New York, resulting from a sudden attack of heart trouble. She was on the way from New York, where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Littell, to spend a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Barr, at Hoboken, New Jersey.

The deceased was an Aunt of John T. Harris, of Parkersburg, and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Agnes Barr of Hoboken; Mrs. Mary Littell, of New York; Miss Anna Harris, of Monmouth, Ill.; John Harris, of Weston; Richard R. Harris, of Harrisville, and Thomas Harris, who is attending a medical college in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Harris was connected with two of the leading families of this vicinity. Harrisville was named after her husband’s father, James [sic] Harris. Gen. T.M. Harris, a man of State reputation, now approaching ninety years of age, still residing here, and John P. Harris, the deceased husband of Mrs. Harris, were brothers.

Mrs. Harris herself, was one of the daughters of Richard Rutherford, one of the pioneers of the country, a Scotch Presbyterian, and who, before he died, became one of the prominent and leading citizens of the county. George Rutherford, well known in Harrisville, a former citizen of Petroleum, who died there not long ago, was her brother.

This community was filled with gloom on account of the death of this estimable lady. She resided here all her life, until a few years ago, when the marriage and departure of her daughters, took her away. Mrs. Harris, after the death of her husband, attended largely to her own business affairs and was well known to nearly everybody in the community. She was a woman of a sweet and pare life, with a character above reproach, amiable and of noble Christian qualities.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, here Friday. A large concourse of people assembled to pay respect to the memory of this estimable lady. Relations, consisting of members of the Harris, Hall, Rutherford and Douglass families, were out in number. The rugged integrity of these old Ritchie county families is worth of note. It is a matter of comment that so many of the families whose names are part of the history of this county, should be represented on this occasion. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. B. Johnson, pastor of the deceased lady.

Touching remarks were made by the two sons in law of Mrs. Harris, Rev. Dr. Barr, of Hoboken, and Rev. E.L (sic). Littell, of New York City. On account of her gentle and ladylike qualities, Mrs. Harris, who was a resident of this place for forty years, was universally beloved here, and no person’s death could have caused more grief.

Separate Notation: Rev. Edwin Littell and wife, Mrs. Mary Littell, of New York, Rev. William Barr of Hoboken, New Jersey, Miss Anna Harris, of Monmouth, Illinois, John L. Harris, of Weston, Tom Harris, who has been attending the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. George Douglass, of Petroleum, were all here at the funeral services of Mrs. Margaret Harris.13 
Burial*4 Jan 1900 Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Gravestone Rads: Margaret R Wife of J.P. Harris Born Oct 17, 1832 Died Jan 1, 190014,13

Family

John Plummer Harris b. 29 Feb 1820, d. 13 Nov 1886
Marriage*8 Jan 1861 Ritchie Co., West Virginia; He is 39, she is 29 by P.A. Woods; Groom=John Plummer Harris8,9,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  2. [S204] Dr. Archis, DDS McGregor, Richard Rutherford 1791-1880; Eleanor Wanless 1793-1879, 10 July 1957, copy sent to Dixie Hansen in Saint Paul, MN by Terry Knox, Manchester, MO in 1999..
  3. [S1034] Rev. William. B. Barr, History of the Barr Family Beginning With Great-Grandfather Robert Barr and Mary Willis; Their Decendants Down to the Latest Child (Hoboken, NY, 1901), p 125.
  4. [S214] Wayne Wanless., Descendants of George Wanless & Bessie Carnes (Web address at: http://www.hollyhockpress.com/~wanless/wayne2/D1.htm; downloaded 5 November 2000 by Dixie Hansen),.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., WV, P218.
  6. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Western Districut, Rtichie Co., Virginia, Image 15.
  7. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Rtichie Co., VA, Image 5.
  8. [S55] John Plummer Harris, Letter: John P. Harris to Josephine M. Stiles, 26 August 1879,.
  9. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..
  10. [S959] State of West Virginia., West Virigina Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 (www.ancestry.com), John P. Harris and Margaret Rutherford, 8 Jan 1861, Ritchie Co., West Virginia.
  11. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., WV., p600.
  12. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 149, page 14.
  13. [S1034] Rev. William. B. Barr, History of the Barr Family Beginning With Great-Grandfather Robert Barr and Mary Willis; Their Decendants Down to the Latest Child (Hoboken, NY, 1901), page 126.
  14. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  15. [S617] Thomas G. Harris, Death Certificate #5905, Harrison Co., West Virginia, 5/20/1949,.

John Plummer Harris1,2,3,4

M, b. 29 February 1820, d. 13 November 1886
FatherJohn Harris b. 25 Apr 1788, d. 14 May 1863
MotherAgnes Mealey b. 16 Feb 1786, d. 30 Jul 1859
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birth*29 Feb 1820 Harrisville, Wood Co., Virginia, USA; Annabelle Harris Aikin listed date as 29 Feb 1820.

W.B. Barr says "John Plunimer Harris, the father of Mrs. Barr, was born February 29, 1820, and hence he only had a birthday every four years.5,6 
Residence1850 Western District, Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Age 30, farmer, born in Virginia7 
Residence1860 Ritchie Co., Virginia, USA; Farmer; Real Estate = 5700; Personal Estate = 1500; Only one other member of household, a 12 year old boy (born in Maryland) named Wm. Heiss.8 
Marriage*8 Jan 1861 Ritchie Co., West Virginia; He is 39, she is 29 by P.A. Woods; Bride=Margaret Rutherford2,5,9 
Residence1870 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer; Real Estate Value = 7,300; Personal Estate Value = 198510 
Biography*26 Aug 1879 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Transcription of a (photocopy of a photocopy) of a letter from John Plummer Harris to Josephine Mealey Stiles dated 26 August 1879. Words in [ ] were not deciphered at all or were not deciphered with certainty. Handwriting was very legible except at crease-marks in the pages which appear to have been repaired (on the original) with scotch tape. Punctuation in the original letter was scanty and difficult to determine so I have only made best effort to reproduce. Transcribed by: Dixie Hansen, 30 September 1993.

Harrisville Ritchie Co., West Va. Aug 26th 1879

-Josephine M. Stiles
Your letter of the 8th of August has been received and in reply would say that not knowing to wich (sic) branch of the Mealey family you belong and having no written record of the family I will perhaps not be abel (sic) to give the information you desire but will proceed to give such a history of the family as my recollection furnishes me with. My Grandfather Lawrence Mealey came from Ireland at an early day and settled in the neighborhood of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and traded his property there for a large tract of land in Wood county Virginia, now Ritchie county West Virginia. Grandmother Mealey's maiden name was Margaret Harper. She was a native of Scotland and consequently we are of what is called Scotch Irish decent (sic). In their religious belief they were genuine old Style Presbyterians and members of the old Seceder church which so far as I know with one or two exceptions is the belief of their decendents (sic) to the present day. About the (sic) 1780 they left their home in Pennsylvania to settle on their property in this county but before reaching here they learned that this country was over run by Indians and it was not safe for them to settle here and they turned aside and settled in Rockingham county county (sic) Virginia near Harris[onberg?] and afterwards removed to Rockbridge co [?] Lexington and remained their (sic) until the year 1801 at which time they came to their property at this place. The family consisted of five sons and three Daughters the sons were William Samuel Thomas James and John as Uncle William was the eldest and the one with which I was best acquainted I will give a discription (sic) of him which will aply (sic) equally well to the other members of the family except Uncle James whos (sic) natural talents were as good as any of the others but contracted intemperate habits and fell from that course. Uncle William possessed natural talents of a very high order was a great [reader?] and had a very retentive memory which made him a man of great general information but he was particularly noted for his extensive knowledge and correct understanding of the Bible and a lively exercise of that faith which gave Abraham his eminent standing before God and his felow (sic) men. if I had the privilege (sic) of choosing my ancestors he was just such a man as I would choose and although we can't get rid of the fact that we must stand or fail on our own merits yet in view of the promise that the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him and his righteousness to childrens children it is certainly a great privelage (sic) to have decended (sic) from such a man but to proceed with the history Uncle William married Agnes Wells and remained on a portion of the old farm and remained there until about the year 1837 at which time he with his family removed to [?] and settled in Warren county in the vicinity of Little York where his eldest son and a member of the friends had gone previous to that time, and at which place Aunt died a short time after they got there. Uncle lived to an advanced age but I have no [date?] of his death they had a large family seven sons and seven daughters the names of the sons were William Thomas who died in childhood, Samuel, Levi, James, John H. who was named after my father, and Washington. The girls were Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Elisa Agnes Margaret & Clarissa. These were the companions of my childhood and for which my attachment [could?] not abate in the least although we have been separated for so long a time. these were all living ten years ago except Hannah and Elizabeth who have been dead for many years and at that date they were all living in Illinois except John H. and Agnes who had removed to Iowa. John Harris was practicing [law?] I think in the town of Washington. Agnes married a man [? of ?] and was living near the same place. Uncle Samuel remained here but a short time went to Pennsylvania and Studied medicine was a prominent physician. married a lady the name of Margaret Blain they had four sons and two daughters the eldest Washington was the only one of the children with whome (sic) I was acquainted he was a physician also went to Illinois married [there?] and removed to Oregon and died many years ago. I suppose that Uncle Samuel is not living of course though I have never heard of this. [Inserted] Uncle Samuel moved to Iowa about the year 1840. [end of insertion] [? ?] Uncle Thomas married Elizabeth Starr went to Ohio [? ? ?] day from their (sic) to Illinois and died at an advanced age. in 1867 his Daughter who was a widow at that time was living in little York and two of his sons were living near that place. Uncle James married Eliza [Skelton?] the only one I suppose that was connected with the original family that is now living She is about eighty years of age and a remarkably small well preserved old lady. Uncle as I stated before became addicted to intemperance and became a wreck from that cause and died when about seventy years of age. they have three children living two sons and a Daughter they all have families and are living in my immediate neighborhood. Uncle John went to Illinois the first of any of the family lived for some time removed to Iowa and married a lady the name of Abigale Ritchie and died the first of any of the family. they had some children. don't know how many they had one son killed in the war of the rebellion who was said to be a young man of great promise.

As I stated [?] there were three Daughters in the [?] family. they were Agnes Mary, & Margaret. Agnes, my mother is the only one of which I have a family record. She was born on the 19th day of March 178[6?] and died on the 30th day of July 1859 of her age. She was married to John Harris who was also both of Irish and presbyterian decent (sic), in 1810 they had eight children three sons and five Daughters. the sons were Thomas Me James and John. the Daughters were Mary Hannah Jane who died in infancy Ann and Margaret. Three of which are living Thomas and my self and Margaret. Thomas is a physician and lives in the town of Harrisville has two children living one son and one Daughter Martha the eldest is Married to a United Presbyterian minister by the name of Johnson and is living in the town of Washington Pennsylvania. John the son is in Peoria Illinois acting as Stenographer in a railroad office at that place. My sister Margaret Married Thomas F. Leach is living in the town of Harrisville she has one daughter living [?] Agnes. My Brother James died in 1863 his Daughter Ella is living with her Mother on a part of the old Mealey farm.

I was Married on the 8th day of January 1861 to Margaret Rutherford who was also of Scotch and Presbyterian decent (sic). we have seven children four boys and three girls. [? ? of the boys son J[?], R[?] John and Thomas of the girls Agnes Mary and Anna. I live near the town of Harrisville a portion of the farm on which I resid (sic) was a part of the old Mealey farm and the greater portion of the farm belongs to the family.

Hoping you may be able to gather something of interest from what I have written I will [conclude?] Josephine you to [answer?] and tell me who you are to what part of family you belong anything you may know about any other of the friends in the west and if you have the opportunity urge others to write to me. Direct to John P. Harris Ritchie [C.H.?] Ritchie co. West Va.

Respectfully yours
John P. Harris.
Letter from John Plummer Harris to Josephine Mealey Stiles

From the History of the Barr Family by William Bickett Barr:

John Plunimer Harris, the father of Mrs. Barr, was born February 29, 1820, and hence he only had a birthday every four years. He died of an abscess of the liver, November 13, 1886. He was a modest, retiring man, but highly esteemed in the community, and from the time he was a young man he was never without a public office. He was a very intelligent man, a great reader, and a man whose integrity was never called into question.



2,6 
Residence*1880 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Farmer; Also enumerated along with John P. Harris, his wife, and children is Betty Harris, age 71, identified as a cousin.11 
Will*4 Nov 1886 Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Ritchie County, West Virginia
Will Book 2, Page 192

In the name of God, Amen:
I John P. Harris of the County of Ritchie and State of West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament

1st. I desire that as soon as possible after my decease enough property be sold to pay all my debts and funeral expenses.

2nd. I will and bequeath to my wife Margarett one-third (1/3) of all my property both real and personal.

3rd. I desire that my wife Margarett have full charge of all my property until my son Thomas arives at the age of Twenty-one (21) then if she (my wife) thinks best to sell it and divide it out it shall be done as follows, viz: Pay to John L. Harris Twenty five (25) Dollars then divide the ballance of my property equally between the ballance of my children and if John L. should reform and make a man of himself in that time he is to share equally with my other children..

In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal this 4th day of November 1886.

Witness- John P. Harris
Geo B. Douglass
F.F. Leach

 
Death*13 Nov 1886 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Died of abscess of the liver5,6 
Burial* Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia12 

Family

Margaret Rutherford b. 16 Oct 1832, d. 1 Jan 1900
Marriage*8 Jan 1861 Ritchie Co., West Virginia; He is 39, she is 29 by P.A. Woods; Bride=Margaret Rutherford2,5,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  2. [S55] John Plummer Harris, Letter: John P. Harris to Josephine M. Stiles, 26 August 1879,.
  3. [S104] William Sumner and Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin, A Brief History and Genealogy of the Mealey - Maley and Allied Families in America (1756-1956); A Soldier of the American Revolution (Tigard, OR: unpublished, 1962),.
  4. [S204] Dr. Archis, DDS McGregor, Richard Rutherford 1791-1880; Eleanor Wanless 1793-1879, 10 July 1957, copy sent to Dixie Hansen in Saint Paul, MN by Terry Knox, Manchester, MO in 1999..
  5. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..
  6. [S1034] Rev. William. B. Barr, History of the Barr Family Beginning With Great-Grandfather Robert Barr and Mary Willis; Their Decendants Down to the Latest Child (Hoboken, NY, 1901), p 122.
  7. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Western District, Ritchie Co., VA, p232.
  8. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Ritchie Co., VA, p 426.
  9. [S959] State of West Virginia., West Virigina Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 (www.ancestry.com), John P. Harris and Margaret Rutherford, 8 Jan 1861, Ritchie Co., West Virginia.
  10. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., WV., p600.
  11. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 149, page 14.
  12. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  13. [S617] Thomas G. Harris, Death Certificate #5905, Harrison Co., West Virginia, 5/20/1949,.

Richard Rutherford Harris1,2,3

M, b. 22 February 1863, d. 21 May 1925
Richard Rutherford Harris
FatherJohn Plummer Harris b. 29 Feb 1820, d. 13 Nov 1886
MotherMargaret Rutherford b. 16 Oct 1832, d. 1 Jan 1900
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Richard and Eleanor (Wanless) Rutherford
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography Richard Rutherford Harris inherited his father's homestead.

His birthdate was derived from the age reported on the 1880 Census Return.

His grand-daughter, Virginia Stemm reports:

Richard Rutherford Harris died of apoplexy...fell dead on the street. At one time he had a nursury in Greenbrier, Tennessee

Rebecca Treat's notes indicate that he went to college in Ohio,
Pennsylvania.

Probate records show that he died intestate and that, at the time of his death, Richard Rutherford Harris held 30 shares of stock in the Jerseyville Nursry of Jerseyville, IL with a face value of $3,000; that he owned 4 lots in Block 17 in Ottawa, KS, valued at $6,500, and that he had household goods value at $300. After debts were paid ($298 funeral expense, $10 medical, $10 ambulance, $850 to the Peoples Bank of Harrisville, WV, and $25.60 in miscellaneous expenses - the remaining estate was valued at $8,606.40. His 4 children signed over any right they had as heirs in a document dated 28 May 1925 (6 days after his death)... requesting that their respective distributive shares in the estate go to their mother. The estate was settled 29 September 1928. 
Birth*22 Feb 1863 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia4 
Residence1870 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA5 
Residence1880 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; at school6 
Marriage*30 Aug 1887 Ripley, Jackson Co, West Virginia; Annabelle Harris Aikin gives date as Sept. 1887, West Virginia Marriage Record Index gives date as 31 August 1887.; Bride=Anna Maria Pribble4,7 
Residence1900 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 36, married 13 years, Nurseryman, born Feb 1864.

Enumerated with Annie M. 36, Grace 12, George S. 8, Richard F. 7, Margaret 7 months and boarder, Thomas G. Harris, 24.8 
Residence1910 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Nurseryman9 
Land Txbt 1913 - 1917 Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; There are many land transactions in Ritchie Co., West Virginia between 1913 and 1917 relating to the sale of lots by Anna M. and R.R. Harris of the Harris Nursery Farm Addition to the Town of Harrisville, WV. The land included in the Nursury Farm addition was some of the land which was received by some of the heirs of John Harris when his lands were divided to his heirs in 1886, namely the land that went to R.R. Harris, T.G. Harris, Anabelle Harris, and a portion of the land that went to John's wife, Margaret R. Harris.10 
Employmentb 1925 Salesman for Mt. Arbor Nursery.11 
Death*21 May 1925 Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Death Certificate lists date of death as 21 May 1925, probate records say 22 May 1925. Cause of death: apoplexy: sudden death.11,12 
Burial*22 May 1925 Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas; Annabelle Harris Aikin gives date as 23 May 1925.13,12,14 
Probate29 Sep 1928 Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas; Case 255011 

Family

Anna Maria Pribble b. 14 Sep 1863, d. 4 Nov 1954
Marriage*30 Aug 1887 Ripley, Jackson Co, West Virginia; Annabelle Harris Aikin gives date as Sept. 1887, West Virginia Marriage Record Index gives date as 31 August 1887.; Bride=Anna Maria Pribble4,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] William Sumner and Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin, A Brief History and Genealogy of the Mealey - Maley and Allied Families in America (1756-1956); A Soldier of the American Revolution (Tigard, OR: unpublished, 1962),.
  2. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, [SO3867:Anderson, Mrs. John Q.., [IT:Caldwell Workbook:IT] (Houston, TX: unpublished, 1966):SO].
  3. [S204] Dr. Archis, DDS McGregor, Richard Rutherford 1791-1880; Eleanor Wanless 1793-1879, 10 July 1957, copy sent to Dixie Hansen in Saint Paul, MN by Terry Knox, Manchester, MO in 1999..
  4. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..
  5. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., WV., p600.
  6. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 149, page 14.
  7. [S892] West Virginia Compiled Marriage Records 1863-1900 (www.ancestry.com),.
  8. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Union District, Ritchie Co. West Virginia; ED 92, Sheet 7B/8A.
  9. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, ED 76, Sheet 10B.
  10. [S902] From R.R. and Anna M. Harris to various buyers, Land Transactions, Deed Book 68, Ritchie Co. West Virginia: Map on Page 391.
  11. [S215] Richard Rutherford Harris, Ottawa, KS - Franlklin Co., Case #2550 - settled 29 September 1928.,.
  12. [S854] Richard Rutherford Harris, Death Certificate 51379, 23 May 1925,.
  13. [S852] Information from Ann Harrison phone call to Ginny Stemm, on 3 December 2000.
  14. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), RR Harris, died 1925, buried at Highland Cemetery, Franklin Co., Kansas; Memorial #55839302.

Anna Maria Pribble1

F, b. 14 September 1863, d. 4 November 1954
Annie Maria Pribble Harris
FatherUlysses Pribble b. 14 Feb 1833, d. 1 Jan 1916
MotherMaria Louisa Smith b. 3 Oct 1834, d. 22 Jan 1883
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Annie2 
Married Name Harris 
Birth*14 Sep 1863 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA3,4 
Residence1870 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA5 
Residence1880 Belleville, Wood Co., West Virginia, USA; School Teacher; Age 162 
Marriage*30 Aug 1887 Ripley, Jackson Co, West Virginia; Annabelle Harris Aikin gives date as Sept. 1887, West Virginia Marriage Record Index gives date as 31 August 1887.; Groom=Richard Rutherford Harris6,7 
Residence1900 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA; Age 36, mother of 4 children, all living; married for 13 years.8 
Residence1910 Union District, Ritchie Co., West Virginia, USA9 
Residence1916 Tennessee10 
ResidenceJan 1916 near Nashville, Tennessee11 
Residence27 May 1925 Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas, USA12 
Residence1930 1624 NW 18th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma; Widow, Age 66, Residing with her Daughter and Son-in-Law13 
Residencec 1935 Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, USA; Death certificate indicates that she had lived in Dallas for 19 years.3 
Residence1935 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma14 
Residence*1940 6139 Bryan Parkway, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas; Age 76, widow, born in West Virginia. Resided in Oklahoma City, OK in 1935. Residing with her daughter's family.14 
ResidenceJun 1951 715 Nesbitt St., Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, USA6 
Death*4 Nov 1954 5339 Monticello, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas; Cause of death: Cerebral Vascular Accident 11 months prior to death, preceded by hypertension for several years.

Informant on death certficate was George S. Harris, by phone.

Obituary from the Dallas Morning News on 5 Nov 1954:

HARRIS

Mrs. Annie M. 5339 Monticello. Survived by sons, George S. Harris, Princeton, N.J., Fred Harris, Manchester, Conn; daughters, Mrs. S. Ross Gould, Longview, Wash; Mrs. Paul J. Harrison, Dallas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. William Stahlmann, Denver Colo; brother Hugh Pribble, Charleston, W. Va. Arrangements pending.

SPARKMAN-BRAND. ST-21873,15 
Burial* Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas16,3,17

Family

Richard Rutherford Harris b. 22 Feb 1863, d. 21 May 1925
Marriage*30 Aug 1887 Ripley, Jackson Co, West Virginia; Annabelle Harris Aikin gives date as Sept. 1887, West Virginia Marriage Record Index gives date as 31 August 1887.; Groom=Richard Rutherford Harris6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, [SO2161:Williams, Cornelia, [IT:Ancestry of Lawrence Williams, Part II:IT], 1915, CS71.W7218,1915:SO]; and [SO2162:Perkins, George Augustus, [IT:The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts:IT], 3 volumes. (Salem, MA: Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1882-1989):SO].
  2. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, Wood Co., WV; Harris District; ED 169, Village of Belleville; Page 48D (436).
  3. [S855] Annie Maria Pribble, Death Certificate 4302, 5 Nov 1954,.
  4. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Point Pleasant , Lewis Township - Ancestry.com Image #103, age 6.
  5. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Point Pleasant , Lewis Township - Ancestry.com Image #103.
  6. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..
  7. [S892] West Virginia Compiled Marriage Records 1863-1900 (www.ancestry.com),.
  8. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Union District, Ritchie Co. West Virginia; ED 92, Sheet 7B/8A.
  9. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, ED 76, Sheet 10B.
  10. [S339] Ulysses Pribble, Will Book 3, Page 256 - Harrisville, WV,.
  11. [S606] Obituary for Rev. Ulyssus Pribble, Clipping from unidentified Point Pleasant Newspaper (Mason County Obituaries 1906-1928), Point Pleasant, West Virginia (circa January 1916),.
  12. [S215] Richard Rutherford Harris, Ottawa, KS - Franlklin Co., Case #2550 - settled 29 September 1928.,.
  13. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK; ED 37, Sheet 1A.
  14. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas; ED 255-40, Page 9.
  15. [S968] Obituary for Annie M. Harris, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas (5 Nov 1954),.
  16. [S845] Info from Ann Faulkner Harrison.
  17. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Annie M. Harris, died 1954, buried at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas, Memorial #55838475.

Algernon Sidney Gould1

M, b. 18 December 1860, d. 16 December 1889
Algernon Sidney Gould
1860-1889
FatherAshley Gould b. 13 Apr 1824, d. 21 Dec 1901
MotherRowena Margaret Sexton b. 12 Jul 1838, d. 7 Jun 1907
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Zaccheus Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Algernon "Sidney" Gould died from consumption (tuberculosis) at the age of
28 years. His only surviving son, Sidney Ross Gould was less than a year
old at the time. Gould's wife, Mary Ada Henderson later married his
younger brother, George.

Photograph is on file.

Basic info from Upshur Co., WV Death Register:

A.S. Gould
Dec 16, 1889
Consumption
28 Years
Parents: A & Roena Gould
Born: West Va
Farmer
Married
Info from: Mary Gould/Wife 
Name Variation Sidney A.2 
Birth*18 Dec 1860 French Creek, Upshur Co., Virginia3 
Christening25 Mar 1867 French Creek Presbyterian, French Creek, Upshur Co., Virginia4 
Residence*1870 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA5 
Residence1880 Meade District, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA; Farm Laborer, enumerated with his parents and with siblings.2 
Marriage*29 Sep 1886 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Bride=Mary Ada Henderson1,6,3,7,8 
Death*16 Dec 1889 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Age 28, Cause of death: Consumption, son of A. and Roena Gould. Farmer, wife of Mary Gould

2nd Record says: age 29, Farmer, Married. Died December 16 1889. American, born in Upshur Co, WV. Died of lung disease, asthma & Catarrh & Bronchitis with secondary cause of Liver and kidney and aerangemench. Burial 18 December 1889 in Upshur Co.9,3 
Burial*18 Dec 1889 French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Gravestones read:Left:[:CR:[A. Sidney
Dec 18, 1860
Dec 16, 1889
At Rest
Right:
Infant
son of
A.S. and M.A.
Gould
Born
Sept 30
1887

French Creek Presbyterian Church; French Creek, Upshur Co., WV - Photo taken May 199010

Family

Mary Ada Henderson b. 27 Jul 1865, d. 24 Nov 1948
Marriage*29 Sep 1886 Upshur Co., West Virginia; Bride=Mary Ada Henderson1,6,3,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  2. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 24.
  3. [S368] Gould Family Bible (photocopies of pages in possession of Dixie Hansen - no publishing information),.
  4. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971), Page 118.
  5. [S329] 1870 US Federal Census, Page 391.
  6. [S192] Wes Cochran., Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1896 (1992),.
  7. [S369] Sidney Ross Gould, Notes relating to the Moore and Henderson Families, Dec 1914, copy in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  8. [S1230] West Virigina Marriage Index 1785-1971 (www.ancestry.com), A. Sidney Gould and Mary Ada Henderson, married in 1886 in Upshur Co., West Vrginia.
  9. [S957] West Virginia Death Certificates, A.S. Gould, Dec 16, 1889, Upshur Co., West Virginia, 2nd district, page 59, line 17
    Also: Algernon Sidney Gould Register of deaths, dec 16, 1889, Upshur Co., WV, page 20, entry 128.
  10. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, May 1990.

Symond Fiske1,2

M, b. circa 1400, d. February 1464
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Biography* Lord Symond Fiske, grandson of Daniel, was Lord of the Manor of
Stadhaugh, Parish of Laxfield, County of Suffolk, England, lived in the
reigns of Henry IV. and VI (1399-1422).

He was married twice... first to Susannah Smyth and second to Katherine.
It is not discovered which of his wives was the mother of William.

His will bequeaths his soul to God, the Virgin Mary, and all the Saints in
Heaven. 
Marriage* Bride=Katherine Crispe?2 
Birth*c 1400 Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, England1 
Marriage*1422 Bride=Susannah Smyth1,2 
Death*Feb 1464 Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, England2 
Probate*26 Feb 1464 Norwich, England1,2 

Family 1

Katherine Crispe?

Family 2

Susannah Smyth
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Merton Taylor, ed. Goodrich, Fiske Genealogy, Cape Cod, MA, Spider Web Press, 195?, Unknown repository, PAM71 2442,.
  2. [S86] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fisk Family (Chicago, IL: W.B. Conkey Company, 1896),.

William Fiske1,2

M, b. circa 1425, d. before 1504
FatherSymond Fiske b. c 1400, d. Feb 1464
MotherSusannah Smyth
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Burial* Chrch All Saints, Laxfield, Suffolk, England 
Biography* William Fiske lived during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III,
and Henry VII. 
Marriage* Bride=Joan Lynne2 
Birth*c 1425 Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, England1 
Death*b 1504 Laxfield, Suffolk, England1,2 

Family

Joan Lynne d. 1505
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Merton Taylor, ed. Goodrich, Fiske Genealogy, Cape Cod, MA, Spider Web Press, 195?, Unknown repository, PAM71 2442,.
  2. [S86] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fisk Family (Chicago, IL: W.B. Conkey Company, 1896),.

Joan Lynne1

F, d. 1505
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Marriage* Groom=William Fiske2 
Married Name Fiske 
Birth* Norfolk, England2 
Probate*28 Feb 1505 2 
Death*1505 Laxfield, Suffolk, England2 

Family

William Fiske b. c 1425, d. b 1504
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Merton Taylor, ed. Goodrich, Fiske Genealogy, Cape Cod, MA, Spider Web Press, 195?, Unknown repository, PAM71 2442,.
  2. [S86] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fisk Family (Chicago, IL: W.B. Conkey Company, 1896),.

Johan (?)1,2

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Death*  
Married Name Gould 
Marriage* Benjamin Apthorp Gould speculates that Johan may have been the 2nd wife of Thomas, as 5 children were still minors as of 1520.; Groom=Thomas Goold3 

Family

Thomas Goold b. c 1455, d. 1520
Children

Citations

  1. [S62] Stanley H. Fidler, 470 Years of Service of the Young, Gould, Sexton, and Phillips Families 1455-1925 (Historical Paper, French Creek, WV: 14 August 1925),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), Page 2.
  3. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 4.

Thomas Goold1,2

M, b. circa 1455, d. 1520
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Note* had brothers William and John, who he mentions in his will and who were named as supervisors. 
Biography* Thomas Gould was from the parish of Hemel Hempsted in Hertford County,
England. His will and testament are dated 29 August 1520.

From The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes:

Because it demonstrates the unusual devotion to their parish church common to
almost all of them, the first few items in the will of Thomas Gould, proved in
1520, are here given, in modern spelling. After directing that he be buried in
the churchyard of St. Laurence at Bovyngdon, he makes bequests to the high
altar, the mother church of Lincoln, the rood light, Our Lady's light, St.
Laurence's light, St. Nicholas' light, to the maintaining of the torches, to the
gilding of St. Laurence's tabernacle and to a priest to sing for his soul for twoyears. This Thomas Gould is considered to have been the great-great-great
grandfather of Zacheus Gould, the emigrant.
 
Marriage* Benjamin Apthorp Gould speculates that Johan may have been the 2nd wife of Thomas, as 5 children were still minors as of 1520.; Bride=Johan (?)3 
Birth*c 1455 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England 
Death*1520  
Burial Saint Laurence Church, Bovyngton, Hertfordshire, England; His will asks that his body be buried in the church yard of saint Laurence at Bovyngton. Whether that request was honored is not known by me.4 
Probate*28 Sep 1520 Archdeacon's Court, Huntingdon; B.A. Gould:

His will, proved 1520 Sept. 28 at the Archdeacon's court of Huntingdon, but now at Peterborough, is as follows (leaving out man hard-to-reproduce diacritical marks).

In dei noie ame. In the yere of lord MCCCCCXX the XXiX day of August I Thomas Gould of Bovington the elder in good mynde and hole memory make my testament and last will as in man foloweth

First I bequeth my sole to almyghty god and to or blissed lady saint Mary and to all the holy copany of Hevyn my body to be buryyd in the church yard of saint Laurence at Bovyngton

Itm I bequeth to the high aulter ij4
Itm to the moder church of Lincoln vj4
Itm to the root light xij4
Itm to or ladys light xij4
Itm to saint Laurence light xijd
To saint Lenards light viiij4
Itm to saint Nicholas Light viijd
Itm to the mayntaynyng of the torches vj4 viijd
Itm to the gildyng of saint Laurence tabernaccle v mks

I will have a prest syngyng for my sowle helth ii yers

Itm I bequeth to Richard Goold my Sonn a gray horse a long cart a muk cart a qt whet a cow vj shepe ii acre wood in langley bury wood ve tymber [at the] howse wherein I dwelt sntyme myself ve spoks a plough and the gerys that longith thereto.

Itm I bequeth to John goold my Sonne x mks of lawfull money to be payd by the age of xxj yeris. A bullok and vj shepe

Itm I bequeth to Alys my Duaghter x mks of lawful money to be pay'd at the age of xix yerys if she erst mary erst to have it. A bullok and vj shepe

Itm I bequeth to Willia goold my Sonne x mks of lawfull money to be payd at the age of xxj yerys. A bullok and vj shepe

Itm I bequeth to Johan Goold my Doughter vis of lawfull money to be payd at the age of xix yeris if she erst mary erst to have it. A bullok and vj shepe

Also if it so happen that any of theis my childrene dpeart wt in age I wolle that oon half of the sayd money shall retne to Johan my wiff and the other half to the sonnys of my bodie lawfully begotten

Itm I bequeth to the mendyng of the high way betwixt Bovinton and Chepfeld xx4.

Itm to John Swetyng my Servaunt iij iiijd

Itm to Isabell Swetyng my svnt iij iiijd

Itm to Richard Mechet my svnt vj viijd & C tymber at Langley bery wood

Itm to Nicholas Alewen my svnt iij iiijd

Itm to evy oon of my godchilderne iiijd

Itm to the howse of Ashrige vj viijd

Itm I will that Johan my wiff shalhave all my woods Busshis croft oonly to her self she payyng the prestys wags for ii yere and v mks to the giltyng of saint Laurence tabernacle Also she shall have Mttymber Mt spokis owt of the hows wherein I dwelled sntyme my self

Itm I will that Thomas Goold my eledest Sonne shalhave all my woods at Langley bury oonly to hym self payyng the money to the v childrene above sayd and all my horses and all my tymber unbquethed

Itm I bequeth to John Goold my brother vj viijd

Itm I bequeth to Willia Goold my brother vj viijd C tymber at Langley bury wood.

The Residue of all my goods nother given nor bequethed I give and bequeth to Johan my wiff and to Thomas Gold my eldest Sonne whome I do mak and ordayn myn executors and John Goold and willa Goold supervisors

Witness Ser Richard Aleyn depute under the vicar Ricard gould, Thomas Smyth, richard Mochet w divs other.



4 

Family

Johan (?)
Marriage* Benjamin Apthorp Gould speculates that Johan may have been the 2nd wife of Thomas, as 5 children were still minors as of 1520.; Bride=Johan (?)3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  3. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 4.
  4. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), Transcript of will printed in Gould's family history.

Alice ?1,2

F, d. 1538
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Burial* St. John Bapt., Church, Hillmorton, England2 
Married Name Perkyns 
Marriage* Groom=Thomas Perkyns1,2 
Death*1538 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England1,2 
Probate15 Oct 1538 1,2 

Family

Thomas Perkyns b. c 1475, d. Apr 1528
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.
  2. [S73] David Walter Perkins, Perkins Families in the United States in 1790 (Utica, NY: 1911),.

Thomas Perkyns1

M, b. circa 1475, d. April 1528
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Burial* St. John Baptist Church 
Biography* From "Perkins Families In The United States in 1790" by D.W.
Perkins:

Dugdales' History of Warwickshire notices a monument (now gone)
in the church of Hillmorton as follows:

In the middle Ile of this Church are two grave stones of
marble, each of them having small portraitures in brass of a
man and a woman, with divers children. One of them has this
inscription:

Here lyeth Thomas Perkins and Alice and Elizabeth. Our Lord
save their soules from everlasting death. Amen.

D.W. Perkins speculates that this monument may have been erected
by Alice Perkyns, widow of Thomas, to commemorate her husband and
perhaps two duaghters who died before their parents and
consequently are not mentioned in either will. 
Marriage* Bride=Alice ?2,1 
Birth*c 1475 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England2 
Death*Apr 1528 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England1 
Probate21 Apr 1528 2,1 

Family

Alice ? d. 1538
Children

Citations

  1. [S73] David Walter Perkins, Perkins Families in the United States in 1790 (Utica, NY: 1911),.
  2. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.

Elizabeth ?1

F, d. June 1558
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Name Variation  
Married Name Fiske 
Marriage* Groom=Simon Fiske 
Death*Jun 1558 Halesworth, England 

Family

Simon Fiske d. Jun 1538
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Merton Taylor, ed. Goodrich, Fiske Genealogy, Cape Cod, MA, Spider Web Press, 195?, Unknown repository, PAM71 2442,.

Simon Fiske1,2

M, d. June 1538
FatherWilliam Fiske b. c 1425, d. b 1504
MotherJoan Lynne d. 1505
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Burial* Chancel End, Church All Saint, Laxfield, England 
Birth* Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, England 
Marriage* Bride=Elizabeth ? 
Marriage* Bride=Margery ?1 
Death*Jun 1538 Laxfield, Suffolk, England 
Probate13 Jul 1538 1 

Family 1

Margery ?

Family 2

Elizabeth ? d. Jun 1558
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Merton Taylor, ed. Goodrich, Fiske Genealogy, Cape Cod, MA, Spider Web Press, 195?, Unknown repository, PAM71 2442,.
  2. [S86] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Fiske and Fisk Family (Chicago, IL: W.B. Conkey Company, 1896),.

Eva Terhune

F, b. 1708
FatherAlbert Albertse Terhune d. 1708
MotherMaritie DeGraves
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death*  
Biography* Two notes from "The Frelinghuysen Family In New Jersey" by Emily Frelinghuysen
McFarland and Ross Armstrong McFarland:

Jacobus Schureman, the Domine's (TJF's) "Voorleser" or assistant who accompanied
her from Holland married Eva's (Eva Terhune's) sister, Antje. It has been
generally accepted that these were the daughters of Albert; but genealogists of
the Terhune family are more recently of the opinion that they were the daughters
of Jan Terhune, the brother of Albert, also of Flatbush, Long Island.

The Dominie married Eva Terhune of Long Island, a member of a worthy Dutch
family. Little is known of her with the exception of the fact that she was said
to have been twelve years old at her marriage and that she became the mother of
four sons -- all of whom were Dutch Reformed ministers -- and two daughters --
both of whom married Dutch Reformed clergymen.
 
Married Name Frelinghuysen 
Birth*1708 Flatbush, Long Island, New York 
Marriage*1720 Groom=Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen 

Family

Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen b. 1691, d. 1747
Children

Joan (?)1

F, d. 1537
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Married Name Golde 
Married Name Gould 
Married Name Gowle 
Marriage* Groom=Richard Gowle 
Will*12 Jan 1537 Peterborugh, England; Will is now at Peterborough:

In the anem of God amen, in the yere of oure lord god a M CCCCC xxxvj, the xij day of Januaary I Jone golde dwelling in Bovington in the parishe of Hemylhmstede, thus make my last will and testament.

The first I do bequeth my soull to god almightie, oure lady seynte mary and to all the seynts in hevyn, and my body to be buryede w in the Churce of Bovyington aforeseid.

Also I bequeithe to my mother Church of Lincoln ijd

Also to the Churche of Bovington aforeseid the first to the highe aulter iiijd

Itm to the rood light viiijd
It m to the o' lady light viijd
To seynt Laurence light viijd
To the torchis viijd
To seynt Nicholas light iiijd
To seynt Leonard light iiijd
Itm to the buylding of the Churche roofe v4 viijd
Itm to the mending of the highe way vj viiijd
Itm to vij children of my sonnys Thomas Golde vij shepe
Itm to Herry Kyng a shepe and a hunderth of wile tymber.
itm to Eme Melot vij vjd
itm to evy on of my childer childern iiijd and to evy one of my god childern iiijd
itm to Jone Hoowe of the pix a shepe
Itm to Thomas Mude dwellings w my sonne John a shepe
itm to Letyse long iiijd
And all the rest of my goods no bequethide, I give and bequethe to my sonne John golde, and I make my sonne John Golde aforeseide my full execut. for to fulfill this my last will, and I make Willm golde and thomas golde of the Layne ovesears of this my last will, and for ther labor and pyan takyng I bequethe either of them xijd.
Theis be the Witnesse, Sir Roger Dakyn, William golde,Thomas Golde, w other.2 
Probate*7 Feb 1537 Peterborough 
Death*1537 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England 

Family

Richard Gowle b. c 1479, d. 29 Aug 1531
Marriage* Groom=Richard Gowle 
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), Page 8-9; cites will at Peterborough.

Richard Gowle1,2

M, b. circa 1479, d. 29 August 1531
FatherThomas Goold b. c 1455, d. 1520
MotherJohan (?)
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Name Variation Richerde 
Biography* B.A. Gould questions the birthdate above, and suggests that Richard was
born not later than 1478.

Richard Gould was from Bovington and Stoke Mandeville, Hertfordshire, England. His will
was proved on 11 October 1531.

The will of Thomas Gould (Richard's father) left the following to his son:

      I bequeth to Richard Goold my Sonn a gray horse a long cart a muk a
      qt whet a cow vj shepe ii acre wood in langley bury wood vc tymber
      [at the] howse wherein I dwelt sntyme myself vc spoks a plough and
      the gerys that longith thereto.

B.A. Gould:

In Bovingdon church, south side aisle of the nave, was a brass tablet
with the inscription:

      Of your charite pray for the soul of Rychard Gold and Joan his wife,
      which Ric. decessed ye xxxix day of August, an. 1531, whos soul Jehu
      perdon. [See Clutterbuck's History of Hertfordshire] 
Name Variation Golde 
Name Variation Rychard 
Birth*c 1479 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England3 
Residence* Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England; south of Aylesbury, about 12 miles from Bovingdon4 
Marriage* Bride=Joan (?) 
Will*25 Aug 1531 In the name of god Amen. The yere of oure lorde god MCCCXXXI the XXV day of Auguste I Richerde Gowle of Bovyngton, Lyncoln [?] hole of mynde and good memorye make and dispose make my testamente and last Will in man and forme folowynge

First I bequeth my soull unto almyghtie god. to oure blisside lady seynt marye, and unto all the blisside and gloryouse company of hevyn. And my body to be buryede in the church of the blisside martire seynt laurnece of Bovyngton be syde the pyctore of seynt Xpofere.

Itm I bequeythe to the roode light viijd
Itm I bequeyth to or ladyes light viijd
Itm to the light of seynt laurence viijd
Itm to the light of seynt Nicholasse iiijd
Itm to the light of seynt leonarde iiijd
Itm I bequeyth to the mayntenannce of the torchis xkjd
Itm I will to Elene my svent a lame
Itm I will to the place of Ashrige vj fiijd
Itm I bequeyth to Henrye Knyght xx
itm I bequeyth to Ghomas Gowle and John Gowle my ij sonnys xxti mare of money to b epaide by the handys of myn executors to them w in the space of on hole yere immediatlie followinge after my decesse and to everye of them v hundrede of Wheyle tymbr

Itm I will to every god childe that I have iijd a pece

Itm I will haf a yeris svyee to be songe by sume honest prist for my soull and all Xpian soullis at my wiffes ppre coaste and charge, and to begynne at Est.

Itm I will and bequeythe to Johan my wiff the firste yere after my decesse half the corppe of all man of greyn of that yers growynge to hir own use. And the other half of the seide corppe I bequeythe to Thomas Gowle my sonne.

Itm I will y Thomas my sonne have of my wheate to sowe his land

Itm I will that Thomas my sonne medle not with his mothers chambr.

Itm I will that Thomas and John my sonnys shall after my decesse yelede and pay or cause to be paide yerelie to the same Johan my wiff after the first yerer be passide fullye and endyde. xij busshells of weate durynge her liff naturall.

Itm I will and bequeythe that my wiff and my ij sonnys do ocntynue in house to gethere honestlie after my decesse tyll chirstmasse after immediatlye followynge as they dede byfore and to bygte of my good, durynge theat terme and then to pte lovynglie.

The residue of my goods all not bequethyde my dettis paide and my body honestlie buryed I geve and bequeythe holye to the seide Johan my wiff she to dispose y for the helthe of my soulll, my frends soullis and all xpian soullis

And I ordeyn and make the same Johan my wiff and William Gowle my brother myn executors of this my testamente and last will, And I will that the same William have for his labore vj viijd

Theis beryne witnesse Sr. Thomas lufnam, prist, John Wellis, clerke, William Shakmaple, Rogere hunte, Henry Knyght, William Whelpley, cum alijs.5 
Death*29 Aug 1531 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England 
Burial Church of St. Laurence, Bovyngton, Hertfordshire, England; His will requested that he be buried in the church of the blisside martire seynt laurence of Bovyngton be syde the pyctore of seynt Xpofere5 
Probate*11 Oct 1531 Archdeacon's Court, Huntingdon, England; wills are now at Peterborough4 

Family

Joan (?) d. 1537
Marriage* Bride=Joan (?) 
Children

Citations

  1. [S62] Stanley H. Fidler, 470 Years of Service of the Young, Gould, Sexton, and Phillips Families 1455-1925 (Historical Paper, French Creek, WV: 14 August 1925),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  3. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 4.
  4. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 6.
  5. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), pages 7 and 8, transcript of will of Richard Gowle.

Emma M. Corbin1

F, b. circa 1859, d. 3 May 1882
Birth*c 1859 New York1 
Married Name Blanchard1 
Marriage* Principal=David D. Blanchard1 
Residence*1880 Chaumont, Jefferson Co., New York; Age 21, born in New York. Father born in New York, mother born in Tennessee.1 
Death*3 May 1882 New York 
Burial* Depauville Cemetery, Clayton, Jefferson Co., New York 

Family

David D. Blanchard b. 9 Jul 1855, d. 14 Jan 1932
Children

Citations

  1. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, Chaumont, Jefferson Co., New York, ED 131, Image 6.

Henry Perkyns1,2

M, b. circa 1500, d. 1546
FatherThomas Perkyns b. c 1475, d. Apr 1528
MotherAlice ? d. 1538
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Birth*c 1500 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England1 
Probate*16 Jun 1546 1,2 
Death*1546 Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England1 

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.
  2. [S73] David Walter Perkins, Perkins Families in the United States in 1790 (Utica, NY: 1911),.

Alice (?)1

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Death*  
Married Name Gould 
Marriage* Groom=Thomas Goolde 

Family

Thomas Goolde b. c 1500, d. c 1546
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.

Thomas Goolde1

M, b. circa 1500, d. circa 1546
FatherRichard Gowle b. c 1479, d. 29 Aug 1531
MotherJoan (?) d. 1537
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Biography* Thomas was named in his father's will... but not in his mother's...
although she did make bequests to her grandchildren. Thomas' will was
proved on 23 November 1547.

Benjamin Apthorp Gould's history says that Thomas had 8 children, the first
four of these being sons... the third being Richard.
 
Marriage* Bride=Alice (?) 
Birth*c 1500 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England2 
Will*28 Jun 1546 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England; In the name of God Amen, the xxxvij day of June in the yere of oure lord god a M'CCCCC xlvj and in the first yere of the reigne of our soveraigne lord Kyng Edwarde the sixte, I Thomas Goolde theeldere, of the parish of Bovington in the countie of Hertford being of good and perfighte remembrance, prayse be to God Allmyghtie god, make this my last will and testamente in manere and forme folowinge.

First I bequeithe my soull to the mercie of allmyghtie god and to all the glorious company of heven and my bodi I will to be buriede in the churche of Seynt Laurence of Bovington next to the sepulcre of Richard Goolde my father.

Itm I bequeithe to the seid churce for my burially ther vj viiijd
Itm to the other church of Lincoln id
Itm to the lights stondinge byfore the blisside sacraments in the church of Bovington xijd
itm to the rood light xikd
Itm to the torches xijd
Itm I will that the executerys of this my testamente shall after my decesse leye or cause to be leyd thre score loadis of stone in the King his high ways between chetilde and Bovington churche.
Itm I bequeithe to every godchilde that I have iiijd

Itm I bequeithe to Joone Goolde my doughter v sterling to be paid to hir w in the space and terme of one hole yere after my decesse, and before the yere be fullie expirde yf seid do marye, and also ij payre of sheats ij platters, one sawcere, a candlesticke, and a payntide cloth.

Itm I bequeithe to Agnes Goolde my doughter v sterling, ij peyre of sheats, ij platterys, one sawcer, a candlesticke and a payntide clothe, and theis summs of money and other stuffe to b payde to them w in the space of and terme of one hole yere after my decesse, yf they do mary w out eny further delaye.

Itm I bqueith to Elsabeth Goolde my daughtere iij vi viij sterline, on peyre of sheatis, ij platterys, on sawcere, a candilsticke, and a Kettill

Itm I bequeith to Bregitte goolde my doughtere iij vi viijd sterline, on peyre of sheatis, ij platters, on sawcere, a candlesticke and a Kettill.

And I will that Elsabeth and bretie shall have ther legacies and prcions delivered to them at the age of xviij yere. And yf it happen the sedi Elsabeth or bregitte to dye or departe from the present lffe byfore they come to the age of viij yere, than I will that the longare livere of them ij to have halfe of that legacie and the other half to remayne to the use of Thomas Goolde the sonne of Thomas.

Itm I will that all my doughters shall have all theis mylegacies frelie besides all other thingis which they have gatheride and have in ther possession.

Itm I bequeith to John Goolde my sonne a leven hundreth felows, that is to seye, x hunderide of spooks, the one halfe of beche and other halfe ooke, and also one peyre of sheats ij platterys, a sawcere, and a candilstick.

Itm I bequeith to Richard Goolde my sonne, sexe hunderide of felows of beichie tymber, ij hunderide of spoks, one peyre of sheats ij platterys, a sawcere and a candlesticke.

Itm I bequeith to yonge John goolde my sonne, sexe hunderede of felows of beche tymber. ij hunderide of spoks, one peyre of sheats, ij platters, one sawcer, and a candlestick.

Itm I bequeith to Thomas Goolde my sonne all the hole croppe of corne growing upon the lands belonging to my place that I dwell in, that is to seye, of whate, barley, peace and oots.

Itm I will and bequeith to Alice my wiff a cow and ten sheape, and sufficient meate and drinke wi Thomas my sonne as longe as she doith keepe hir self unmaryede, orells xI everye yere for hir meate and drinke and she to be all waye at hir libertie wether she will taike her mete and drink orells xl a yere.

Itm I will that alice my wiff have every yere a quartere of meate and fuell for hir fiere, and one cowe keping both wynter and summ. and the keping of ten sheape as longe as she keape hir self sole and unmarriede.

And yf she marye then she to take hir stuffe and catall and to goo at hir libertye.

Itm I will that alice my wiff have yerelie the thirde pte of all the frute on the grounde so long as she is unmaryede.


Itm I will that Alice my wiff and Thomas my sonne have the brasse and pewtere equallie devydide betwen them, and also the tubbis, with bollis and dishes with othere housholde stuffe belongings to the housse.

The rest of all my goodis not bequethide, after my detts be paide, and this my will fulfillide and don, and my bodie honestlie brought to the yerthe, I geve and bequeathe to Thomas my sonne, the which Thomas I ordeyn and make myn executor and Thomas Goolde my cussyn with hym of this my testament and last will, to the which Thomas my cosyn I geve for his paynes vd and his coasts yf he riede or goo a bought my businesse.

Itm I will that Immediately after my dethe there be geven to poure folke vj viijd.

Also I ordeyn and make Richard Shakemeeple supervisore of this my testament, and I will to hym for his payns iij iiijd

Theis being witnesse and present at the will makinge, John Goolde my brother, Roger hunte,Thomas Goolde, Richard Shakmaple, w other.3 
Death*c 1546 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England 
Burial Church of St. Laurence, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England; His will directs that he be buried in the church of Saint Laurence of Bovingdon next to the sepulchre of his father, Richard Goolde. 
Probate*23 Nov 1547  

Family

Alice (?)
Marriage* Bride=Alice (?) 
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), Page 9.
  3. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), pages 11-13, transcript of will.

Jane ?1

F, d. circa 1559
Married Name Weeden 
Married Name Gould 
Marriage* Groom=Richard Gold 
Marriage* Groom=? Weeden 
Will*26 Jun 1559 Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England; Her will make bequests to her son, William and 3 daughters, not named.2 
Death*c 1559 Stoke Mandville, Bovingdon, England 
Probate*29 Mar 1560  

Family 1

Child

Family 2

? Weeden
Marriage* Groom=? Weeden 
Children

Family 3

Richard Gold b. c 1530, d. 1558
Marriage* Groom=Richard Gold 

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), pages 17.

Richard Gold1

M, b. circa 1530, d. 1558
FatherThomas Goolde b. c 1500, d. c 1546
MotherAlice (?)
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Marriage* Bride=Jane ? 
Birth*c 1530 Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England 
Death*1558  
Will*4 Dec 1558 Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire; B.A. Apthorp: In his will dated Stoke Mandevile 1558 Dec. 4, and proved Oct. 10, he desires to be buried at Bovingdon, mentions wife Jane, sons Henry and Richard, daughters Alice and Jane Weeden. Witnessed by Thomas Gold and others. The will is somewhat decayed and a portion of it is destroyed. Jane is probably his second wife, and not the mother of his children.2 
Burial* Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England 
Probate10 Oct  

Family 1

Jane ? d. c 1559

Family 2

Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), pages 16-17.

Richard Gould1

M, b. circa 1553, d. circa 1604
FatherRichard Gold b. c 1530, d. 1558
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* B.A. Gould's History lists only 3 children... Jeremy, John, and Zaccheus.

Reverend Daniel Gould (a descendant) wrote: "Grandfather Gould (Richard)
lived at a place called Hunts Green near Potter Row, belonging to Great
[Missenden].

There is a tradition that Jeremy, Richard's second son, immigrated to New
England but later returned with his family to England. Jeremy's son,
Daniel, was a Quaker... and it was he whom Zaccheus Gould was accused of
entertaining.
 
Birth*c 1553 Bovingdon, England 
Death*c 1604 Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England2 

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 18, cites the parish register of Chesham. co. Bucks.

Phebe Deacon1,2

F, b. 1597, d. 20 September 1663
FatherThomas Deacon
MotherMartha Field b. 16 Feb 1579
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Burial* Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts 
Biography* B.A. Gould writes that Phebe was a daughter of Thomas and Martha Deacon of
the Corner Hall in Hemel Hempstead, England. A slab in the vaulted chamber
of the church of that parish, marks the burial place of her unmarried
brother, Thomas, Bachelor of Arts, whom it commemorates by a curious
inscription.

Phebe Deacon's grave, and that of her husband, Zaccheus, are located in the
cemetery at Topsfield, Massachusetts... but as long ago as the 1800s (when
some descendants visited the spot) the legends on the graves were no longer
legible.
 
Married Name Gould 
Christening3 Apr 1597  
Birth*1597 Corner Hall, H. Hempsted, England 
Marriage*b 1620 England; Groom=Zaccheus Gould 
Immigration*1638  
Death*20 Sep 1663 America 

Family

Zaccheus Gould b. c 1589, d. 1668
Marriage*b 1620 England; Groom=Zaccheus Gould 
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S64] Jenny (Thayer) Dittrick, My People (unpublished),.

Zaccheus Gould1,2,3

M, b. circa 1589, d. 1668
Signature of Zaccheus Gould as witness to will of Hugh Churchman, 4 June 1680; Essex Courts; Salem, Massachusetts. The full document appears to be in Gould's hand.
FatherRichard Gould b. c 1553, d. c 1604
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Zaccheus Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* According to Davis (Wildes) the Gould Family lived in Hemel Hempstead
for several years after their marriage and (after 1623) moved to Great
Missenden, County Buckingham.

Zaccheus Gould came to America (possibly on a later voyage of "The
Mayflower") with his son, John... probably in about 1638. It was
largely through his efforts that Topsfield was set off as a separate
town.

B.A. Gould writes:

From various indications, the father (Zaccheus) seems to have been
a man of exceptional liberality in his theological ideas;
maintaining friendly relations with Quakers and with Baptists,
although both were proscribed.

He seemed to cause a bit of public commotion now and again:

1. In 1650 a complaint was brought against him in the Ipswich Court by
Richard Shattswell "for taking away a mare upon a wrong pretence."
The mare was a stray, which Gould had taken up... and the verdict
called for Gould to return the mare.

Later (or maybe earlier... the dates aren't clear) Zaccheus
prosecuted another man for slander... in saying he had stolen a
horse, and the decision was in his favor (in the amount of 10
pounds)... presumably an outgrowth of the same incident.

2. In 1659 Zaccheus was arraigned before the Ipswich Court for absence
from meeting on the Lord's day, and the absence was proved. He made
no defence.

Zaccheus never did become a member of the church or a freeman (for
which church membership was required) but he did take an oath of
fidelity in 1651.

3. In 1659 (B.A. Gould writes) a notable incident occurred. Zaccheus
was presented, March 29, at the Ipswich Court, for disturbance in
public worship at the time of singing the psalm. He was said to have
"sat down on the end of the table about which the minister and scribe
sit, with his hat full on his head and his back toward all the rest.
Although spoken to by the minister and others he altered not his
posture. He spoke audibly when the minister was preaching."

The order of the court was that he be admonished.

As it turns out, Gould had a couple of gripes going which might
explain his somewhat peculiar behavior...including the fact that he
had sued the minister of the church 15 years earlier for a debt, the
fact that he had recently been fined 3 pounds for "entertaining
Quakers," and the fact that his nephew, Daniel Gould (who was a
Quaker...and presumably the one Zaccheus entertained) had been
sentenced to be whipped with thirty stripes and had been ousted from
the jurisdiction.

It doesn't appear that Zaccheus was terminally eccentric... and he appears
to have been reasonably well-respected in the community. In 1662 he gave
his farm (300 acres) to the town of Topsfield in an effort to solve (in
Topsfield's favor) a boundary dispute between Topsfield and the neighboring
settlement at "Rowley Village" (now Boxford).

Davis (Wildes) points out that a match in the handwriting on a will with
Zaccheus' signature on the witness line suggests that Zaccheus Gould could
write.

Zaccheus Gould was probably the largest land owner in the region; his
property, at the time of his death, being estimated at not less than 3000
acres.

Gould was buried, along with his wife Phebe, in the cemetery at Topsfield.
B.A. Gould writes (in his 1892 book):

The stones may still be seen in the Topsfield cemetery which
probably mark the places of burial for himself and his wife Phebe.
In company with Messrs Zaccheus Gould (6th generation descendant)
and Samuel Todd (7th), I exhumed these stones hoping to find some
inscriptions, but without success.

The date of his death is variously reported as 1668 and 1670. The date of
his birth is based on a deposition in 1661 that he was 72 years old.
Birth*c 1589 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England 
Residence* Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England4 
Marriage*b 1620 England; Bride=Phebe Deacon 
Residence1629 Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England; Assessed here in 16294 
Immigration*c 1638 MA Bay, USA 
Death*1668 Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts 
Burial* Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts 

Family

Phebe Deacon b. 1597, d. 20 Sep 1663
Marriage*b 1620 England; Bride=Phebe Deacon 
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  3. [S64] Jenny (Thayer) Dittrick, My People (unpublished),.
  4. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 21.

Sarah Baker1

F, b. 9 March 1641, d. 20 January 1709
FatherJohn Baker b. 1598, d. 1680
MotherElizabeth ? b. 1600, d. 1679
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* B.A. Gould gives her marriage date as 10/14/1660.

In 1670, Sarah Baker Gould witnessed the intemperance (in the pulpit) of
the Minister (Thomas Gilbert) of the Puritan Congregational Church at
Topsfield Massachusetts... "He went into the pulpit in a disordered state,
which he betrayed by the confusion of his thought and the clipping of his
words, and especially by forgetting the order of the exercises." The case
became so bad that at last one of the congregation rose and begged him to
stop. Sarah Gould testified against him, and in the following year on 26
September 1671, 4 separate "cases" were brought before the town government:

      Mr. Thomas Gilbert v. Ensign John Gould, for Sary Gould's
      defaming him. Verdict for the defendant.

      Also an action for assault. Verdict for plaintiff. Fine
      20s.

      Also another action of slander, for saying he was a lying
      in the pulpit. Verdict for defendant.

      Ensign John Gould, in behalf of his wife Sarah, v. Mr.
      Thomas Gilbert. Action of slander. Verdict for
      plaintiff 40s.

In "The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes" by William Goodwin Davis, the
incident is described a little differently, as follows (editorial
comments are Davis's):

      Thomas and Phebe Perkins were among the guests at a Sunday
      dinner at the house of an earlier parson, Mr. Gilbert, in
      1670. Mr. Gilbert was a sick man, as good old Joanna Towne
      charitably realized, but others believed him to have drunk too
      much wine. The matter was aired in court and Phebe Perkins
      testified as follows: "there was a cup with wine in it which
      was offered to Mr. Gilbert. He refused to take it at first,
      but afterward put the cup to his mouth" but she did not know
      whether he drank or not. Three more had the cup beside
      himself and after he had dined he drank what was left in the
      cup. Immediately after dinner he sang a psalm and in reading
      it she thought his voice was lower than it used to be. As
      evidence of drunkeness this would seem to be negligible.

      Phebe Perkins' sister-in-law, Sarah Gould, wife of Capt. John
      Gould, went farther, however. She testified that she and
      Phebe went into another room after dinner, where Phebe said "I
      wonder my Husban would ask him to drinke for I think hee had
      noe need of it. The first time hee toke the Cope I saw him
      drinke a good draft." In spite of his wife's testimony that
      Mr. Gilbert was a sick man, the court admonished him.

      Sarah Gould continued to gossip and Mr. Gilbert eventually
      sued her for slander. In court he asked the judges to
      "compare her [Sarah's] Oath with the Oath of Goodie Perkins,
      taken att the same tym, and if they do not clash one against
      another I am much mistaken." We heartily agree. 
Married Name Gould 
Birth*9 Mar 1641 Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts 
Marriage*14 Oct 1660 Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Groom=John Gould 
Death*20 Jan 1709  

Family

John Gould b. 10 Jun 1635, d. 26 Jan 1710
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.

John Gould1

M, b. 10 June 1635, d. 26 January 1710
Signature of John Gould, from a bond signed by him in 1664
FatherZaccheus Gould b. c 1589, d. 1668
MotherPhebe Deacon b. 1597, d. 20 Sep 1663
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Descendants of Zaccheus Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birth*10 Jun 1635 Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England; probably born at Great Missenden2 
Immigration*1638  
Marriage*14 Oct 1660 Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Bride=Sarah Baker 
Death*26 Jan 1710 Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts 

Family

Sarah Baker b. 9 Mar 1641, d. 20 Jan 1709
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), page 21.

Margaret Stone1

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death*  
Married Name Gould 
Marriage*20 Apr 1697 Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Groom=Samuel Gould2 

Family

Samuel Gould b. 9 Mar 1670, d. Dec 1724
Children

Citations

  1. [S63] Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, MA: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895),.
  2. [S50] Sidney Perley, Dwellings of Boxford, in Essex Institute Historical Coll, 1891, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, Volume 28.