DMK Heritage

A Reminiscent History of Northern West Virginia

A REMINISCENT HISTORY

OF

NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA.

CHICAGO:

GOODSPEED BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.

1895.

CHAPTER I

West Virginia Early Settlements

Location Fertility

Stock Raising Elevation

Climate Rainfall

Geology Scenery

Water Power Timber

Coal Iron

Salt Oil and Gas

Miscellaneous Minerals Mineral Waters

Railroads State Capitols

Pioneer Schools Free School System

The Literary Fund Territorial Schools

Public Schools Under the First Constitution

Public Schools Under the Second Constitution

Organization and Administration of the Free School System

Revenues for the Support of the Free School System

Graded and High Schools

INDEX TO COUNTY SKETCHES.

CHAPTER II.

Preston County Berkeley County

Jefferson County Boone County

Greenbrier County Wyoming County

Lewis County Wetzel County

Clay County Wood County

Hancock County Lincoln County

Logan County Cabell County

Pocahontas County Fayette County

Monroe County Brooke County

Tyler County Pleasants County

Ohio County Pendleton County

Jackson County Marshall County

Mineral County Ritchie County

Doddridge County Barbour County

Tucker County Upshur County

Hampshire County Hardy County

Morgan County Randolph County

Gilmer County Braxton County

Grant County Kanawha County

Raleigh County Putnam County

Mercer County Marion County

Taylor County Monongalia County

Wirt County Webster County

CHAPTER III Adams, George Anderson, Charles E Anderson James Ash, Peter W Ash, Henry Atkinson, George w Bailey, John Wm Bassel, Benjamin Bennett, Louis Bennett, William G Berkshire, Ralph L Bishop, C. M Blair, W. M Blair. Jackson V . Bland, William J . Bonafield, A. J . Boggess. D. W . Bowcock, James M . Bowman, Charles K Bosworth. A. S . . Boughner, D. W . Boyce, P. A . Brady, Thomas G . Brannon, John Brown, William G Brown, William G., Jr Brown, Isaac N . Brown, John W Brown, James A Brown, Waldo B Burdett, John S . Burns. G. M . Butcher, Bernard L . Callett, Parkison Camden, Johnson N Camden. G. D Carpenter, J. I . Carper, George C . Carper. William C Carskadon, T. R . Cheuvront. Joseph Clayton. William M . Coniff, John J . Cork. William W Coplin. N. J . Crane, Martin L . Crim. J. N. B . Criss. R. J . . Corbly. L. J . . Curtin. G. W . . Davis. Edward. Davis. Henry G .. . Davis. John ..... Davis, S. B . . Davis, Thomas E . Davisson, Edgar M . Dawson, J. E . Dayton, Alston G. DeBerry, Parley Dent, William M . Despard, B. M . Dolan, John J . Duff, Alexander Dunkin, James Dunkin. John Eastham, R. W . Edgell, William N Edmiston, Andrew Elliott, T. T . Elliott, Charles D Ellis, Charles E . Elkins, Stephen B Evans, Joseph Faris, George T Farnsworth, Thomas J Faulkner, Charles J Feather, D. C . Fike, Peter Fittro, Edmond Fleming, A. Brooks Flowers, Caleb B Forrest. Douglas F Fortney, Neil J. Fowks. William P Francis. Franzheim. A. A Frazier, William H Fredlock, E. J Freeland. John M Frush. William Garrett, Hugh Garvin. Thomas McC Gaston, John W Gaston. William Gibson, M. C Glover, W. H Godwin, J. Goff. Nathan Goff, Claude Gordon, Samuel W Griffin. John T . Hagans, John M . Hale. Presley M Hall, J. E .. Hall, David L Hammond, Joseph Hansford, L Hart, Squire B Hart, C. M. and J. B . Harrison, Matthew W . Harrison, G . W. Harrison, R. H. Haskins, Thomas M Hayes, George Haymond, Luther Haymond, Henry Haymond, A. F . . . . Higginbotham, C. C . Hill, J. W. Hinkle, Samuel Hoffman, C. S. Holden, L. D. Holden, Wilson P Holmes, M. G . Hostetter, J. A . Howard, John A . Howell, Fleming Howes, Maj. F Mitchel, J. S. Hudson, C. P . Musser, Peter C . Hughes, John Hupp, John C. Hurry. J. H. Hyde, Peter S. Hyde, Henry Clay Ice, William T. Irons, J. C. Jackson, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, T. Moore Jackson, James Madison Jackson, Gen. John Jay Jackson, Judge John Jay Jackson, James Monroe Jackson, Jacob B . Jarvis, Charles Jeffery, William Jewell, William R Johnston, J. W Jones, John P . Jones, Frank P . Jones, W. S . Kemble, J. C Keys, John W. Kunst, A. H. Lang, Fred A . Late, William M. Latham, George R Little, James Lively, William E Logan, James H . Loudin, William Lowe, John Martin. A. W . Martin. J. Ami Martin. B. F . Manown. J. H . Mason. John Maxwell. W. Brent Maxwell, Leman Maxwell. Lewis McCrum. Summers McGinnis, William A . McGraw. John T . McGrew. James C . McMillen. Robert M . Melvin, Thayer Merchants National Bank Millan. John M . . Mines. James M . Minter. Jacob Morgan. .J. J . Morgan. David P . Morrison, N. R . Morrow, James, Jr Murdock, John S . Newlon. Granville A . Neeley, Floyd O'Connor, Rev. D O'Kane, M. J . Offut, Z . Orr, Friah N . Osborn, J. F . Osborn, J. Campbell Osburn. A. H . Parks, James W. Parsons, Edgar H Patton, Thomas Payne, Thomas T Pierpont, F. H. Perry, 0. L . Pew, Jasper Phillips, Sylvester B . Phillips, Walter Post, Wesley Post, Alexander A . Post, Hiram Poundstone, Alexander M . Proudfoot, M. H . Pugh, Joseph A Ramsay, John W Rector, Randolph, G. W. F Randolph, Lloyd F Reed. Lloyd Reynolds, B. S Reynolds, P. B Reynolds, A. J Rigg, John D Ringer, Joseph N. Rodeheaver, J. H. Rogers, James P Romine John D Russell, W. C. Sands, Joseph E . Sands, C. Sprigg Scherr, Julius Scott, S. M . Seabright, Charles W. Shaw, Leroy Shafer, J. P . Shaffer, D. N . Shaffer, J. H. Shaffer, Gus J. Sherwood, David Shinn, Albert I. Shoch, W. W. Simpson, J. C. Simpson. George B. Smith, E. S . Smith, J. M . Smith. Levi Smith, Temple Sperry, M. G. Stewart, Allen Stifel, Louis F. Stout, Daniel Supler and Reed Swiger, Norval Talbott, L. W. Talkington George W Thomas. A. J. Thompson, Marcellus, M. Thompson. Thomas Traders' National Bank Trout, James H . Ulrich, Charles F. Vance. John C. Vandervort, J. G Warder, J. I . Washburn. George W. Watson, William A . Welch, William M . Wheeler, Henry H . Wheeling Title & Trust Co White, Robert White, Lewis P Wilson, William L. Wimer. Henry Wilson, T. E. Woods, Samuel Woodley. Willis H. Wotring. D. M. Yokurn, George W. Young. U. G.

Index:

Adair, Adams, Alexander, Alexanders, Allen, Allen,, Almond, Anderson, Armsey, Armstrong, Arnold, Ash, Ashburn, Atkins, Atkinson, Austin, Averill, Babb, Baer, Bailey, Baily, Baird, Baker, Balthis, Bancock, Banks, Bannon, Bantz, Barbour, Bargrave, Barkdale, Barker, Barksdale, Barlow, Barnard, Barnes, Barnett, Barrett, Bartlett, Baslable, Bassel, Bates, Battelle, Baylor, Bean, Beard, Beattie, Beavers, Becht, Bee, Beeson, Behrens, Bell, Bennett, Beresford, Berkeley, Berkshire, Bernard, Besant, Biggs, Bishop, Blackford, Blackwood, Blaine, Blair, Blaire, Bland, Blands, Bly, Bocock, Boger, Boggess, Bomgardner, Bonafield, Bond, Boone, Booth, Boothe, Bopes, Boreman, Boring, Bosier, Bosley, Bosworth, Boughner, Bowcock, Bowen, Bowie, Bowman, Bowyer, Boyce, Bradget, Bradley, Brady, Brake, Brandfass, Brannon, Braxton, Bray, Breckenridge, Breckinridge, Bridget, Britton, Broadwater, Brock, Brockenbrough, Brooke, Brookover, Brooks, Brown, Browning, Browns, Bruce, Brunk, Buchanan, Buckey, Buckner, Bullard, Burdett, Burke, Burner, Burnley, Burns, Burnside, Burnsides, Burton, Bush, Bussey, Butcher, Byes, Byrer, Byrne, Cabell, Cain, Caldar, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Callett, Calvin, Camden, Camdon, Campbell, Campbells, Caries, Carlile, Carlisle, Carpenter, Carper, Carr, Carroll, Carskadon, Cassady, Cather, Cayton, Chadwick, Chalfant, Chalifant, Chambers, Charter, Chenoith, Chenvent, Cheuvront, Chidester, Clanahan, Clark, Clarke, Clayton, Clelland, Clemens, Clements, Cleveland, Clifford, Clough, Cochran, Colebanks, Coleman, Condon, Coniff, Conley, Conn, Connell, Connelly, Connor, Conrad, Cookman, Cooley, Cooper, Copeland, Copenhover, Copley, Coplin, Corbly, Corder, Cork, Corley, Cornwallis, Corvinus, Corwin, Cox, Craig, Cramer, Crane, Crawford, Creel, Crim, Crisp, Criss, Crooner, Crosier, Cullimore, Cummings, Cummins, Cunningham, Currence, Curtin, Curtis, Cushing, Custer, Dailey, Daniels, Darby, Daugherty, David, Davidson, Davis, Davisson, Dawson, Day, Dayton, De Berry, De Hass, Denison, Denny, Dent, Despard, Dever, Dickinson, Dill, Dille, Divine, Dix, Dodge, Dolan, Doniho, Donney, Dorsey, Dotsan, Dovener, Drummond, Du Bois, Duff, Duncan, Dunkin, Dunphrey, DuVaw, Earle, Early, Eastham, Eatham, Eberly, Eckert, Eckess, Edgar, Edgell, Edmiston, Edwards, Elam, Elkins, Elliott, Elliotts, Ellis, Elsworth, Eoff, Ervin, Evans, Ewell, Ewin, Ewing, Eyster, Fairfax, Fansler, Faris, Farmer, Farnsworth, Faulkner, Fawcett, Feather, Ferguson, Ferrell, Fields, Fike, Finley, Fisher, Fittro, Fittroe, Fitzwilliams, Fleming, Flesher, Flick, Flisher, Flowers, Forbes, Ford, Foreman, Forman, Forrest, Fortney, Foster, Fowks, Fox, Fraley, Francis, Franklin, Franzheim, Frazier, Fredloch, Fredlock, Freeland, Freeman, Fremont, Fretwell, Friend, Frost, Frum, Frush, Furr, Gaines, Galbart, Gall, Gallagher, Gallion, Gardner, Garfield, Garner, Garrard, Garretson, Garrett, Garvin, Gaston, Gauer, Gawthrop, Gay, Gee, George, Gibbon, Gibbons, Gibson, Gilleland, Gillis, Gilmer, Gittings, Givens, Glancy, Glover, Godwin, Goff, Golden, Goodwin, Gordon, Gore, Gorman, Graham, Grandy, Gray, Greenway, Grenolds, Grider, Griebble, Griffin, Griffith, Gripple, Gross, Hacker, Hadden, Haecker, Hagans, Hagar, Hagarty, Halbert, Hale, Hall, Haman, Hamilton, Hammond, Hammrick, Hamstead, Hanan, Hancock, Hanks, Hanna, Hansford, Harbert, Hardesty, Hardin, Harding, Hardman, Harner, Harness, Harper, Harr, Harrah, Harris, Harrison, Hart, Hartley, Hartwell, Harvey, Haskins, Haskinson, Hathaway, Hawkins, Hawthorn, Hayes, Haymond, Haynes, Hays, Head, Heavner, Heermans, Heldreth, Hendricks, Hennedy, Henry, Hess, Hewitt, Hickman, Higenbotham, Higginbotham, Hill, Hillgardner, Hinkle, Hiram, Hite, Hoff, Hoffman, Hoge, Hoke, Holden, Holland, Holmes, Holt, Hood, Hooker, Hooton, Hooven, Hoover, Hopkins, Hornor, Hoskins, Hoskinson, Hostetter, Hostetters, Houston, Howard, Howe, Howell, Howes, Hubbard, Hudson, Huffman, Huggins, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunberson, Huntington, Hupp, Hurdman, Hurry, Hurst, Hustead, Hutchinson, Hutton, Hyde, Ice, Ideson, Imboden, Ingman, Irons, Irwin, Isenhart, Jackson, Jacob, Jamison, Jarrett, Jarvis, Jay, Jefferson, Jeffery, Jeffreys, Jenkins, Jenks, Jennett, Jewell, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Jordans, Judson, Junkin, Kane, Karnes, Kean, Keck, Keiser, Kelley, Kelly, Kelsminer, Kelso, Kemble, Kemper, Kendall, Kennedy, Kent, Keren, Kerfoot, Keys, Kilpatrick, Kincheloe, King, Kinney, Kirk, Knapp, Knight, Knights, Knotts, Knox, Kohr, Kunst, Kuykendall, Kuykindall, Kyle, La Baw, Lacy, Lafayette, Lafevre, Lakel, Lambert, Lane, Lang, Lange, Langfit, Lanham, Lanther, Lantz, Lashorn, Late, Latham, Lawson, Le Moyne, Leach, Lederer, Lee, Lefevre, Leforge, Leighton, Leonard, Letcher, Lewis, Lieb, Linch, Link, Linn, Lipscomb, Little, Lively, Lodge, Logan, Lomax, Long, Longstreet, Longstreth, Lorentz, Loudin, Love, Lowe, Lowndes, Lowry, Lowther, Lucky, Luley, Luther, Lyles, Lynch, Lyon, Madden, Maddox, Madison, Magruder, Maloney, Manning, Manown, Marion, Markee, Marques, Marquis, Marshall, Martin, Martin,, Martina, Mason, Matthews, Maury, Maust, Maxwell, Maybury, McAfee, McArty, McCally, McCann, McCarty, McCauley, McCaulley, McCaum, McClannahan, McCleary, McCleery, McClellan, McClelland, McConkey, McConnell, McCormick, McCracken, McCreary, McCrum, McCulloch, McCullough, McDaniel, McDermitt, McDonald, McDonough, McDowell, McElroy, McFarland, McGathern, McGinnis, McGraw, McGrew, McHenry, McIntire, McKeean, McKinley, McKnight, McLaughlin, McMahon, McMakin, McMillen, McNeal, McNeil, McPherson, Meade, Means, Meigs, Melvin, Menear, Menefee, Metheny, Meyers, Middleton, Miliholland, Millan, Miller, Milton, Minear, Mines, Minor, Minter, Mitchel, Mitchell, Moncure, Moneysmith,, Monroe, Montgomery, Moore, Moran, Moreland, Morgan, Morrell, Morris, Morrison, Morrow, Mosby, Muhlenburg, Mulford, Murdock, Murphy, Musser, Myers, Nash, Naylor, Neal, Neale, Neeley, Neely, Neeson, Neff, Newal, Newland, Newlon, Newman, Newton, Nicholas, Nicklin, Nisley, Norman, Norris, Northcott, Oakley, Offut, Offutt, Oldecker, Oliphant, Orr, Orrill, Osborn, Osburn, Ossinger, Ott, Otterbein, Owens, Packard, Parker, Parks, Parley, Parren, Parsons, Parton, Patterson, Patton, Payne, Pearre, Peck, Pedro, Pell, Pendleton, Perdro, Perry, Peterson, Pettijohn, Pew, Pfafenbach, Phelps, Phillips, Pickerell, Pickins, Pict, Pidcock, Pierce, Pierpoint, Pierpont, Pifer, Piles, Pinckney, Pindle, Plant, Pleasants, Plymire, Pocahontas, Poling, Polsley, Porter, Post, Poston, Poundstone, Powell, Pratt, Preston, Price, Prickett,, Pride, Proctor, Proudfoot, Pugh, Putnam, Queen, Rader, Raleigh, Ralston, Ramsay, Ramsburg, Ramsey, Randall, Randolph, Rankin, Rapley, Rathbone, Ravencraft, Rawling, Read, Reay, Rector, Reece, Reed, Regan, Reger, Regor, Renninger, Reymann, Reynolds, Richards, Richardson, Richey, Ridley, Rigg, Riggs, Rightmire, Riley, Ringer, Ripley, Ritchie, Ritzell, Roane, Robertson, Robinson, Rodeheaver, Rodgers, Rogers, Rollins, Romine, Rose, Rosecrans, Rosenberger, Ross, Rosser, Rover, Rowan, Royse, Rusk, Russell, Rutherford, Sandford, Sands, Saunder, Sawtille, Schaeffer, Schenck, Scherr, Schmulbach, Schoening, Schofield, Schrader, Schwertfeger, Scott, Seabright, Sears, Seely, Seibert, Sell, Semple, Sensney, Sergeant, Seymour, Shafer, Shaffer, Shaver, Shaw, Sheets, Sheridan, Sherman, Sherrard, Sherwood, Shields, Shilmburg, Shinn, Shobe, Shoch, Shreve, Shreves, Shurtliff, Shuttleworth, Simmons, Simons, Simpkins, Simpson, Sinclair, Sinsel, Skinner, Slidell, Small, Smith, Smithley, Smithleys, Smiths, Snapp, Snider, Snyder, Spates, Spaulding, Spencer, Sperry, Spillman, Spotts, Spottswood, Sprigg, Squires, Staater, Staley, Stanton, Starkey, Stataker, Station, Stealey, Steen, Stergus, Sterling, Stevenson, Stewart, Stifel, Stillwell, Stockham, Stone, Stonestreet, Stout, Stream, Strickler, Striet, Stuart, Stuarts, Suitor, Sullivan, Summers, Summerville, Sumner, Supler, Sutton, Swan, Swearingen, Sweeney, Swiger, Swisher, Symms, Taggart, Talbott, Talkington, Tarleton, Taylor, Tefanver, Tell, Terry, Teter, Teters, Tettlow, Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, Thompsons, Thorn, Thornhill, Thorp, Thrall, Thrash, Tilden, Todd, Toppleton, Totten, Tower, Tracy, Trainer, Travers, Trimble, Trippett, Trotter, Trout, Trowbridge, Trude, Tucker, Tuell, Turner, Tyler, Ulrich, Upshur, Van Buren, Van Gilder), Vance, Vandervort, Vantassel, Varner, Vass, Vickroy, Victor), Wagner, Waite, Waldo, Walker, Wall, Wallace, Walls, Walmsley, Walters, Wamsley, Ward, Warder, Warfield, Warren, Washburn, Waterhouse, Waters, Watson, Wayne, Weakley, Webb, Webster, Weisgerber, Welch, Welsh, Welton, Wesley, Westfall, Weston, Whalen, Wheeler, Whitbair, White, Whiteman, Whitteker, Wier, Wilhelm, Wilkinson, Willey, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Wilsons, Wimer, Winchester, Winkelried, Winston, Winthrop, Wirt, Wise, Wisman, Wisner, Withers, Wolf, Womsley, Wood, Woodard, Woodley, Woodrow, Woods, Woodside, Woodsides, Woodward, Woodyard, Woolwine, Wotring, Wright, Wrightmire, Yokum, Yost, Young, Young, Zacquil, Zane, Zeigler, Ziegler, ZimmermanA