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From: Janet Waite <>
Subject: [WVBROOKE-L] More Brooke Co. Newspaper articles
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 20:14:24 -0500
The following has been contributed by Candice Kelner and should not be
reposted anywhere without her permission. Many thanks Candice.
Death notices in miscellaneous Brooke County newspapers
consisting mostly of the mention of out of state places of residence.
Died on Fri. the 3rd inst of consumption, Mrs. Maria, daughter of James
PALMER of this county and wife of Wm. E. ARMSTRONG of Flemingsburg, Ky.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 17 Oct. 1856.
Died at Benwood Station, Marshall Co., Va., July 28 1861, Lieutenant George
M. BAILEY of Co. K 2nd Va Regiment. Wellsburg Herald 2 Aug 1861.
Died: Augustine Bickerstaff, the oldest inhabitant of Steubenville on Mon
the 15th - aged 97 years. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 20 Feb 1857.
Peter, son of Peter BLANKINSOP, of this town, was drowned while boating on
the river on the evening of Fri the 2nd inst - about 10 years of age.
Wellsburg Herald 9 Aug 1861.
Died Apr. 3 1847 (sic), Mary E., wife of B.F. BRANNON of Cincinnatti and
daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Joseph DODDRIDGE of Wellsburg, Va aged 36
years. Married in Circleville, Ohio in Oct. 1845 by the Rev. James B.
Britton and removed to this city in 1848. (Article continues with info
about Protestant Episcopal Church - four children - burial in Spring Grove
Cemetery) - [from Cincinnati newspaper] Wellsburg Weekly Herald 11
Died at Tuscumbia, Fulton Co., Ill of consumption after 12 months of great
suffering, Mrs. Providence, wife of James CAREY, formerly of Brooke Co.,
aged 37 years. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 1 May 1857.
Died on the 17 Oct 1855 in the city of Memphis, Tenn., of yellow fever,
after an illness of 5 days, Mr. John CARLE, formerly of this place. Left
Brooke Co. about a year ago. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 8 Nov 1855.
On Thurs., the 9th inst, the youngest son of Mr. David CARTER of the
Planter's Hotel in this place, was almost instantly killed by being run
over by a four horse wagon. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 16 Nov 1855
John, son of Mr. Samuel CARTER of this county, died on the 2nd inst from
injuries received by falling into a pot of boiling water, 18 days previous.
He was aged about 3 years and was a sprightly and promising child.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 5 June 1857.
Died on Sunday Jan 15th of Lung Fever, Franklin, only son of J.F.CHAMBERS,
aged 6 years, 2 mos and 17 days in American Valley, Plumas Co., Calif.
Wellburg Weekly Herald 9 Mar 1860.
Died on the 8th inst. At the residence of Mr. W.F.M. ARNY near
Bloomington, Ill, Mr. Elisha P. CRAFT of Bethany, Brooke Co., Va.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 22 Sept 1854.
Died at his camp, Honey Lake, Utah Territory, May 25, from wounds inflicted
by an Indian with a bow and arrow, Charles W. CRAWFORD, youngest son of
Thomas CRAWFORD, formerly a resident of Buffalo Creek, Brooke CO. in the
25th year of his age. Wellsburg Herald 20 Aug 1858.
Died at his residence in Washington Co., Texas on the 1st of April last,
after a short illness of 6 days, Mr. Joseph W. CRAWFORD, formerly of this
county, in the 42nd year of his age, leaving a wife and three children. The
deceased was the son of Thomas CRAWFORD of this co, born near Bethany. He
completed the study of his profession, also near this place, after which in
1833 or 34, he left for the west where his father had settled. Neither of
the two being satisfied, in '36 they started farther west and south and
settled in southwestern Missouri, near the Arkansas line. The doctor, not
yet satisfied, sometime in the year of '37, he started for Texas in the
company with others, where he settled down in the practice of his
profession until his death. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 29 June 1855.
L. DEAN died this morning at the residence of Mr. James BROWN of this
vicinity. Mr. DEAN formerly of the state of New York, had recently had a
partial residence near W. Middletown, Washington CO., Pa. On beginning a
tour to the west, he took sick and died after a few days. Wellsburg
Gazette 2 Sept 1832.
D. DENEHOO of New Manchester, Hancock Co, lost another child - a little
girl aged about 4 years - of diphtheria this week, making the 3rd
bereavement of this nature within a short period and leaving him one child
surviving. Wellsburg Herald 15 Nov 1861.
Wm. R. DICKERSON died 29th of July last at Austen's settlement in Texas,
late of Steubenville, Ohio. Wellsburg Gazette 23 Sept 1831.
Died at Waverly, Ross Co., Ohio Sunday the past at 20 min. past 3 o'clock
p.m., Dr. Benjamin DODDRIDGE, in the 47th year of his age, born near this
place (Wellsburg). Wellsburg Gazette, 22 July 1831.
Died 22 July 1859 at Liverpool, Ill, Juliana P., relict of Philip DODDRIDGE
of Wellsburg, aged 82. Wellsburg Herald 6 Jan 1860.
Mr. A.W. DONIPHAN, a student of Bethany College was drowned on Tues eve.
Last in Buffalo Creek....he was a son of Col. Doniphan of the U.S. Army,
resided in Leavenworth City, Kansas and was about 18 years of age.
Wellsburg Herald Fri, May 14 1858.
Died on the 6th of Sept in Knox Co., Ohio of consumption, Mr. Gabriel
DUVAL, formerly of this place, aged about 45 years. Wellsburg Weekly
Herald 9 Oct 1857.
Died at the residence of his sister in Madison, Ind. On Friday the 14th
inst of consumption, W. Miller DUVAL, formerly of this place. Wellsburg
Weekly Herald 21 Nov 1856.
Died at San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 1st of congestion of the liver,Gen.
Washington DUVAL, son of Sarah DUVAL, of this place, aged 46 years.
Wellsburg Herald Fri., 5 Mar 1858.
Died of dropsy in Portland, Oregon Territory, Sept. 5, J.B. FLEMING,
formerly of this place, aged 44 years. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 27 Oct.
Died of cholera a few miles above Louisville on the 16th Oct, Hugh GREEN
formerly of this vicinity - on his way to New Orleans. Wellsburg Gazette
26 Oct 1832.
Died on the 17th inst., Nicholas HARRIS, aged 88 years. (Long obituary
which says nothing about family but he was a slave owned by Charles
PRATHER, Sr., one of the original proprietors of Wellsburg.) Wellsburg
Weekly Herald 6 Jan 1854.
Died 22 Oct 1859 in Kansas Territory, Joseph S. HERVEY, son of Rev. D.
HERVEY, aged 36. Wellsburg Herald 6 Jan 1860.
Died on the 31st day of May at the Eastern Virginia Lunatic Asylum,
Williamsburg, of disease of the heart, Mr. John JEFFERS, son of John
JEFFERS of this place, in the 30th year of his age. Wellsburg Herald 24
Drowned in his flume on Sidney Gulch, near Weaverville, Trinity Co., Calif
on the 11th Feb, Seth Clark JONES, a native of Brooke Co., Va and formerly
of this city, age 37 years.....from Pittsburgh Chronicle - The subject of
the above notice was a grandson of the late Seth CLARK of Brooke Co. He
left home in company with a number of persons from Steubenville, in the
spring of 1859 on the James Millengar, for the overland route to
California, where he has ever since resided. Wellsburg Herald 5 Apr 1861.
Died in Chillicothe, Ohio, Feb 27th 1856, Col Robert LARIMER, consort of
Susan A., daughter of the late Rev. Dr. J. DODDRIDGE, of Wellsburg, Va.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 16 May 1856
Died: Mr. Wm. LEWELLYN, for the last 24 years foreman in the Harb... office
at Bethany, a much respected citizen died on Sat. the 6th inst., very
suddenly of disease of the heart. He was a native of Wales, is said to have
been at the Battle of Waterloo and to have traveled extensively over Europe
and America, and was undoubtedly a man of considerability and acquirement.
Wellsburg Herald 11 June 1858.
Died at the residence of his father who recently removed from Brooke Co to
the vicinity of Clayton, Adams Co., Illinois, of diarrhea, James LOGUE,
aged 9 years 8 mos. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 27 April 1855.
Died: Philip LUCAS Sr. was born in Baltimore Co., Md on the 12th day of May
1779. His father was the Rev. Thomas LUCAS, a pioneer minister in the M.E.
Church. In 1799 Philip LUCAS removed to Brooke Co. and was apprenticed to
Samuel LEE, a cooper. In 1802 he married Miss Elizabeth Cunningham and at
once permanently located himself on Pierce's Run, in this county, where he
remained until his death. Wife died 24 Sept 1850. He died 12 June 1854.
During the last 6 years, he lived with and was cared for by the family of
his son-in-law, Mr. Wm. E. GREEN. Buried in Franklin graveyard beside his
wife. Had 11 children, nine of whom are still living. Wellsburg Weekly
Herald 16 June 1854.
Felix MAGEE of this town, has, during the prevalence of diphtheria, buried
his wife and three children, being his entire family. One of the latter
died still-born, the other two of diphtheria, his wife of exhaustion.
Wellsburg Herald 3 Aug 1860.
Died: on the 27th Sept on his way home from Calif., Mr. J.D. McCARTY, a
citizen of Hancock Co., Va. A member of Brooke Lodge #28 I.O.O.F.
(Memorium signed by W.D. TORREYSON.) Wellsburg Weekly Herald 8 Nov 1855.
Died in Lexington, Mo. on Mon, Mar 2, Mr. Robert P. McCLUNEY in the 4(4?)
Year of his age. Son of Major John McCLUNEY (an officer in the War of 1812)
and removed from Washington Co., Pa to this county in the year 1844. The
deceased leaves an aged father and several brothers and sisters, residents
of this state. - from Lexington, Mo. Expositor. Wellsburg Weekly Herald
17 Apr 1857.
Died: Capt William M'CLUNEY was born in the city of Belfast, Ireland on the
5 of April 1770 and died on the 5th of April 1856 having attained the
advanced age of 86 years....married Jane, daughter of Col. MARSHALL, who
deceased about 20 years' since. Died at the residence of his son James
McCLUNEY, Esq. in Wheeling and is buried by the side of his wife and only
daughter. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 11 April 1856.
Died: Mrs. Sarah M'COWN, consort of Andrew M'COWN, Sen. Departed this life
on Fri the 22 inst in the 85 year of her age. Born Oct 1 1770, Lancaster
Co., Pa, removed to Washington Co., Pa, thence to this place. She died
belonging to the Presbyterian Church and left her aged companion and
numerous relations still living to realize the bitterness of bereavement.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 29 Dec 1854.
Died 11 Oct 1859 at Centreville, Iowa, John W. M'CREARY, oldest son of Wm.
M'CREARY of this county. Wellsburg Herald 6 Jan 1860.
Mrs. MOORE, an aged lady residing near New Manchester, Hancock Co. was
burned to death on Tues the 11th inst by her clothes taking fire, as we are
informed by a gentleman from that vicinity. Wellsburg Herald 14 Dec 1860.
Died at Duncan's Falls, Ohio, May 1860, Mr. Levi MUNCY, formerly of this
place, aged about 70 years. Wellsburg Herald 25 May 1860.
Died at Charleston, Kanawha Co., Va on 29 April of consumption, Mary
PARSONS, consort of Wm. PARSONS, formerly of this town in the 33rd year of
her age. Wellsburg Gazette 13 May 1831.
Died at Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., Ill, on the 12th inst at the residence
of her son, John C. PERRY, formerly of this place, Mrs. PERRY
(sic), aged 91 years. Mrs. PERRY was one of the first settlers in Western
Va having emigrated with her father from Pa at a very early day and spent
most of her long life in Wellsburg. Wellsburg Herald 29 Nov 1861.
Died at the residence of Col. E.M. MATHEWS, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, La.
On the 8th of Aug. last, Miss Kate PRATHER, formerly of this place.
Wellsburg Herald 20 Sept 1861.
Died on Jan 26 (20?) At the residence of his grandfather, Enoch HAYS, of
this county, of diphtheria, Clarence Hays PUGH, son of John and Julia PUGH
of Ill., aged 3 years, 9 mos. And 26 days. Wellsburg Herald 8 Feb 1861.
Died at her residence in M'Donough Co., Ill., Mrs. Nancy PUGH, formerly of
Hancock Co., Va, wife of Hugh PUGH, Sr. on the 9th of Aug. 1860 in the 61
year of her age. Wellsburg Herald 17 Aug 1860.
The corpse of S.C. PUNTNEY, son of John PUNTNEY of Jefferson Co., Ohio
arrived this place on Mon. last from Ottawa, Iowa, where he died on the
Thursday preceding, and was buried at the Tent Meeting House with Masonic
ceremonies on Tues. He was a young man highly respected and his funeral was
one of the largest that has been seen in the neighborhood. Wellsburg
Herald 28 Sept 1860.
Tribute of respect from Masonic Lodge for Stephen C. PUNTNEY. Wellsburg
Herald 5 Oct 1860.
Died in Winchester, Franklin Co., Tenn., at the residence of his
father-in-law, Samuel RAMSEY, Esq., late editor of the Dandrdge (sic)
Herald. Born in Brooke CO., Va, graduated at Union College, N.Y., went to
Tenn. in 1853 and settled in Dandridge where he was principal of the male
academy some 10 months. Married the daughter of Mr. J. HARRIS of Winchester
on Aug 15 1855 and died Nov 14 1856 after a protracted illness of 22 weeks.
C.P. Church - sermon by Rev. A.J. Baird. Buried with Masonic Honors.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 6 Feb 1857.
Died recently on board the steamer Ingomar, between Memphis and New
Orleans, Mr. F.M. REYNOLDS, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of this place.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 16 May 1856.
Died on the 20 Dec at Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa of the Typhoid Fever,
Washington ROBINSON, aged about 28 years. He was a native of Brooke CO,
graduated at Alleghany College, Pa in 1850 and afterwards at the law school
at Balston Spa, N.Y. - from Iowa City Reporter. Wellsburg Weekly Herald
26 Jan 1855.
Died at New Orleans, La. On Friday evening Nov 19, Mr. Arthur H. SCOTT, son
of John SCOTT, formerly of Wellsburg, Va aged 26 years, 6 mos and 24 days.
Wellsburg Herald 17 Dec 1858.
Died on Wed the 24 Oct at her residence in Barry, Pike Co., Ill of cramp
cholic, Mrs. Mary Ann SELBY, daughter of George and Catherine ORAM of
Brooke CO., Va in the 26 year of her age. She has left a husband, 3
children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her death.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 16 Nov 1855.
Died on Thurs the 25th ult. At the residence of her father in this county,
of consumption in the 25 year of her age, Mrs. Charlotte SHELL, daughter of
Mr. Basil WELLS and wife of Rev. C. SHELL of Bloomington, Ill. Wellsburg
Weekly Herald 4 April 1856.
Died on Mon. the 3rd of Mar at the residence of Mr. Robert STEDMAN, in this
place, of consumption, Capt. J.W. SKETO, formerly of Little Rock, Ark. In
the 49th year of his age. (Memorium by Wellsburg Lodge #108 AYM) Wellsburg
Weekly Herald 14 Mar 1856
Died 14 Nov 1859, Hannah J. SMITH, wife of James A. SMITH, aged 32 years.
Wellsburg Herald 6 Jan 1860.
Died on Fri the 6th inst. At the Va. House in this town, of consumption,
James A. SMITH in the 34th year of his age. (Long obit - He worked for the
Herald; his wife, unnamed, died of consumption on 14 Nov 1859. Two young
children left behind, not named). Wellsburg Herald 13 Apr 1860.
W.J. STAMPS, a student at Bethany College died on 9th Feb in the 17th year
of his age - formerly a resident of Wilkinson Co., Miss. (Large obit)
Western Transcript 18 Feb 1843.
Died on the evening of the 13th April last at Weaverville, Trinity So.,
Calif of disease of the heart, Wm. STEWART, Esq., formerly of Brooke Co Va
in the 57 year of his age. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 12 June 1857.
Major William STOKES, one of the oldest citizens of Jefferson Co., Ohio
died at his residence near Knoxville on the 15th inst. of paralysis. He
settled on the farm on which he died in 1799 and was in his 81 year.
Wellsburg Herald 27 July 1859.
Died on Sunday the 15 of May at his residence in this county, Major William
STRAIN, Esq. was one of the 1st magistrates of the county and fulfilled the
office of Sheriff. He died at the advanced age of 83 years. Wellsburg
Gazette 27 May 1831.
Rebecca SWEARINGEN died on the 15th of Aug at the residence of her son
Thomas SWEARINGEN near Wellsville, Columbiana Co, Ohio....consort of the
late Daniel SWEARINGEN, Esq. in the 73rd year of her age. Wellsburg
Gazette 26 Aug 1831.
Edward TOY killed in a coal mining accident. Left a wife and child -
Catholic - buried in new cemetery. (This is a news article about the
accident.) Wellsburg Herald 20 May 1859.
Died on Mon. Aug 6 at her residence in the 4th District of Brooke Co.,
Jemima WELLS, in her 81st year. She was brought by her father Richard WELLS
from the state of Maryland when about 2 years old and has resided ever
since on the farm where she died......Episcopal Church......buried in vault
on farm with her father. Wellsburg Herald 10 Aug 1860.
Died in this city on the 19th June, Mrs. Elizabeth WHITE, wife of Hugh
WHITE, aged 22 years. Mrs. WHITE was from Wellsburg, Va and has been in
this city only a few months ......(from Peoria, Ill. paper). Wellsburg
Weekly Herald 6 July 1855.
Died in Peoria, Ill. On the 15th inst., Mary Virginia, daughter of Hugh and
Elizabeth WHITE, formerly of Wellsburg, Va, aged 5 mos and 19 days. Suffer
little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the
kingdom of heaven. Wellsburg Weekly Herald 3 Aug 1855.
Died on Sat. the 12 inst at M'Connelsville, Ohio of puerperal fever, Mrs.
Alma, wife of Alexander WILSON, formerly of this county, aged about 17.
Wellsburg Weekly Herald 18 Dec 1857.
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