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Cadot, Col. Lemuel Zenas

Death of Col. Cadot
     The death of Col. Lemuel Zenas Cadot, Monday night, June 29, 1885 was not an unexpected event. For a year he had suffered more or less with a complication of diseases, and he had been a victim of the distressing asthma for several years.
     Mr. Cadot came of the old French families who arrived here in 1790 and settled Gallipolis and gravitated by life land title complications to the French grant in Scioto county, where Mrs. Cadot, the mother of the deceased, still resides.
     The deceased was born January 25, 1838, in Scioto county and came here in 1859, and married Josephine, the daughter of the late Judge Carel, another scion of the stock of the old pioneers, by whom he had three children; Charley, now in business, Harry, a youth and a daughter deceased.
     In 1861 he entered the grocery business with his brother, J. J. Cadot, and when the call for volunteers came, he raised a company (1862) and went to the front, and the army did not have a more gallant soldier than Zenas Cadot. As a soldier, he was a strict disciplinarian and the soldier found in him its best ideal of the profession. Handsome, erect, an tireless fighter, he was every inch a soldier. He followed Phil Sheridan through the Shenandoah Valley, being in every skirmish, and came out with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, having frequently led his regiment in line. The same qualities made of him an admirable politician, with his little minority band of Republicans fighting the bloody First Ward of this city.
     In personal characteristics, he was so charitable in his desire to aid others that his business much encroached upon by the appeals of his friends, and he naturally drifted into movements of public enterprise, being a leader in suggestion and a power in execution, and consistent in his friendships.
For many years he had been a member of the School Board, its invaluable clerk and tireless watch dog of the intellectual growth of the schools and school system.
     He was a member of the Masonic Order and received the first degree in the Commandery. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias, in the endowment rank having $2,000, which with $2,755 in the Mutual Life of New York, with Mr. Wall of this city, makes quite a provision for his family. He belonged to the Blessing Post, G. A. R.
     The funeral services will be held at the family residence on Court street this afternoon at two o'clock, under the ministrations of Rev. W. H. Lewis, and the remains will be laid to rest in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Peace be to the mortal remains of Col. Cadot.

Gallipolis Journal
July 1, 1885
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Cadot, Col. L. Z.  

     Col. L. E. Cadot, long known as one of our prominent and useful citizens, passed to his eternal rest Monday night of last week, June 29th, 1885, at about 11 o'clock.  Col. Cadot came to this city, in 1858, from Scioto County, where he was born in 1838, being a descendant of the French settlers on the French Grant.  He engaged in the grocery trade here in 1861 with his brother, Mr. J. J. Cadot. 
     In 1862, he raised a company and entered the 91st O. V. I. , where after 9 months of service, he was promoted to Major and in 1864 to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment. 
     In 1868 he was married  to Miss Josephine, daughter of the late Judge Franklin Carel. He leaves her a widow and two sons, Charles C., an excellent young man, and Harry L, aged about 11 years. He was deputy revenue collector here for many years.  Clerked on a Kanawha packet, between here and Charleston, for a year or more.  Has served as member of the Board of Education and clerk of the Board for the past 16 years.  His efficiency in all capacities having been recognized and rewarded.  For some years he has been a wholesale and retail dealer in tobacco and cigars, and was prosperous. He leaves life insurance to his family of $5,000, a store, and considerable property, all unencumbered amounting in the aggregate probably, to near $15,000. He was a Mason and Knight of Pithias and a member of Blessing Post G. A. R.
     His funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Lewis, of the M. E. Church, at the family residence, last Wednesday afternoon, after which he was laid away to rest by Hayward  & Son, at Mound Hill, amid a large consortium of friends and his fellow comrades in the orders to which he belonged. His sickness had been long and painful but being of a hopeful and cheerful temperament, he never gave up until his last breath left him.  He was an affectionate husband, kind father and useful citizen, and his death is greatly regretted.  A post mortem examination was made of his remains by Drs. Sanders, Johnston and Cromley and chronic inflammation of the left lung was revealed, it being badly congested and having an abscess at the bottom.  

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 7, 1885 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page

Cahoon, James E.

Civil War veteran Passes at Age 87
     James Cahoon, one of the last surviving veterans of the Civil War died at his home on Neil Ave., Monday evening at 6:33 o'clock from complications from which he had suffered for a long time. Mr. Cahoon was born at Pomeroy in 1843, being 87 at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Cahoon and a host of friends.
     Funeral services will be conducted at his late home, 32 Neil Ave. Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. J.V. Stone of Grace M.E. church with burial under the direction of Tope following at Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: He served in Co. B, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 22, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Calaway, George W.

Death of George W. Calaway
     Mr. George W. Calaway, died at his residence on Cedar Street, Friday evening, January 29, 1892, at 7 o'clock. He was born at New Richmond, O., August 14, 1844, and at an early age removed with his parents to Gallipolis, O.
     Mr. Calaway was a patriotic, Union soldier, belong to the 91st Ohio Volunteers, Col. Coates commanding, and was shot in the hip at the memorable battle of Summit Point, Va., causing loss of his eye-sight in 1874, just eighteen years before his death. This and his long confinement brought on paralysis, resulting in death as stated.
     The deceased was a saddler by trade. His shop located on Second street, in a small building which used to stand just about James Tippens' furniture shop and will be well remembered. He and his father carried on business here for a long time.
     Mr. Calaway leaves a bereaved mother, three sisters and one brother, and his death leaves a vacant place in the little family circle that can never be filled. His funeral services were conducted at the family residence under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic. Sunday afternoon, January 31st. His burial followed at the Old Cemetery.
     The family desires to express their kindest gratitude to their many friends who were so kind and ready with their loving attentions during the illness of Mr. Calaway. They will always be remembered.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1892
Vol. LVII, No. 2
Transcribed by Charles Wright


George W. Calaway, Civil War Veteran
Resolutions of Respect
Headquarters Cadot Post
No. 126, G. A. R., Department of Ohio
Gallipolis, O., Jan'y 31, 1892    

     BE IT RESOLVED, that in the death of our Comrade George W. Calaway, who died in this city on the 29th day of January, A. D. 1892, that this Post has sustained a loss, and his death has caused a vacancy that cannot be filled.
     RESOLVED, That this Post room be draped in mourning.  That a copy of these resolutions be spread in the Adjutant's record, that they be published in all of the City papers and a copy be sent to the mother.
     In contemplating the death of Comrade Calaway, it brings forcibly to our mind that our ranks are fast thinning out and when we glance down the line at the command of right dress, we behold what a few years ago was the pride and flower of our land, now composed of the halt, the lame and blind, which says to us that the old Commanders ranks will soon be receiving many new recruits on the other side.
     George W. Calaway at the age of 19 years, enlisted at Gallipolis, O., on the 23d day of July 1862, in Company B, 91st Regiment, O. V. I.  He took an active, manly part in its many battles and long marches, both by day and by night, escaping serious harm up to the 17th day of June 1864, on which date the battle of Lynchburg was fought.  In this battle he received a severe wound that eventually caused him to lose the sight of both eyes and at last to lay down his life for the land he loved so well, and no man hath greater love of Country than this.  During his long years of affliction he never complained.  He seemed to be inspired with an instinct that told him who was approaching.  At home, on the streets or in the Post room, he could on the instant call the comrade by name if he had known them before losing his sight.  He was of a kind, loving disposition and of commanding presence. To know him was to respect and love him. His mother will miss him most, she having been his constant companion ever since his return from the Army, and through all his dark days up to the hour in which she folded his lifeless hands across his manly breast, she was his mother in the fullest sense of the word.  Her tired feet were ever ready to take another step to supply any want of his.  And we commend her to the care of Him who said, " I will be a husband to the widow and a father to the orphan."
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Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, Feb, 3, 1892
Vol. LIV, No. 2  
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Cahoon/Calhoon, William

Death of Mr. Wm. Cahoon
     Mr. Wm. Cahoon died at his home at Vinton Monday noon, Aug. 24, 1925, after six weeks illness at the age of 87 years. Mr. and Mrs. Cahoon had been married 59 years. Mr. Cahoon was a Civil War veteran and a man with many friends.
     He leaves his widow and four daughters and two sons. Mrs. Dora Long and Miss Cressa Cahoon of Vinton, Mrs. Eva Miller of Jackson and Mrs. Edna Johnson of Ironton; Mr. M.A. Cahoon of Royal Oak, Mich., and Mr. Wm. Cahoon of Cardington, O.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at vinton by Rev. J.R. Fields with burial in charge of Kerr Butler.

[Note: He is buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township and he served in Co. E, 27th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 25, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Calhoun, H. Norman

Norman Calhoun Dead

     Mr. H. N. Calhoun, aged 71, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 12, 1914, his home at 235 Third Avenue, this city. His funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at Centenary.
     Mr. Calhoun was a native of Harrison township, this county. His wife, who was Miss Ladocia Ross, and two sons, Alva and Truman, survive him as do two brothers, U. S. Calhoun of the city and O. D. Calhoun of Wellsville, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Leith also of Wellsville.
     Mr. Calhoun was a fine old gentleman with many friends. He was a member of the 78th Ohio during the war.

[Note: Buried Centenary Cemetery, Green Twp]

Gallipolis Paper
Oct 12, 1914
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall
Also submitted by Charles Wright


Call, William R.

     Mr. William R. Call, an old soldier who served in the Mexican and Civil Wars, died at his home, back of Eureka, Monday, January 17, 1898, of dropsy, aged 86 years. The burial occurred at the McClellan graveyard Wednesday afternoon, at one o'clock.

[Note: Served in Co. B, 193rd OVI]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 22, 1898
Vol. XXXI, No. 12
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Campbell, Charles

Old Soldier Passes On
     Charles Campbell, Civil War vet, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Mason Seel, Oak Hill, Monday noon. He was born in this county but lived in Jackson for many years. Funeral was held at Seel home this morning, Rev. C.A. Walters officiating.

[Note: He served in Co.F, 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio, February 12, 1850-August 29, 1932.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Campbell, George W.

     George W. Campbell was born March 18, 1841; he was the son of Charles and Irene Prose Campbell. George enlisted in Co. F., 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in May 1864. In 1865 he married Abigail Sheppard and about 1870 they moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. They had eleven children. They later moved to Lyons, Rice County, Kansas where he died February 4, 1897.

Created obit from Nancy Hank Ewing research and soldier records
February 4, 1897
Created by Henny Evans


Campbell, J. W.

J. W. Campbell Dead
     J. W. Campbell was born in Perry Township, Gallia Co. Ohio, April 17, 1844, died near Greenfield, O., at the home of his son John, Nov. 4, 1919, aged 75 years, 6 months, and 17 days. He was united in marriage to Miriam Prose 54 years ago, and to this union were born ten children, five of them having preceded him into the life beyond, and five survive him. Those living are J. S. Campbell at home, Mrs. Irene Taylor of Northup, W. H. Campbell of Patriot, Mrs. Frona Hayner of Sidney, Ohio, and Mrs. Emma Jones of Patriot.
     Mr. Campbell was a loyal citizen having served his country in the Civil War. He served in Co. F, 141st Regiment. He united with Salem church many years ago and lived a consistent Christian until his death.
     He spent the greater part of his life in Gallia Co., where he established a record for honesty and uprightness. Among those who knew him best no one ever doubted his honesty. He looked upon the bright side of life and possessed the true spirit of contentment.
     In the death of Mr. Campbell the community sustains the loss of a good citizen and his family a kind husband and father. He is survived by his wife, five children, and a host of friends and relatives who mourn his departure.
     Funeral was held at Bethel church by Rev. N. E. McCarley.

[Note: Buried in Cemetery Salem Baptist, Perry Twp.]

The Gallia Times
Nov. 19, 1919
Vol. XXII, No. 47
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Campbell, Captain James

     Captain James Campbell died at his home in Green township Tuesday evening, Sept. 27th, 1904, aged 81 years. Captain Campbell was born in Gallia county, where he spent his life. During the war of the rebellion he organized Company M of the 7th Ohio Cavalry and served through the war. He married a Miss Beck and five children were born, all of whom are living except one daughter. Those who survive are one son Ross and daughters Mrs. Laura Rodgers, Misses Celina and Zelda, who made their home with their parents. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cherrington and Mrs. Cavin.
     Capt. Campbell had been in poor health for some time and last spring became decidedly worse and had been confined to the house most of the time since then. He was one of the best known men in the county, always honorable and upright in his business affairs, and his death will be sincerely regretted. 
     The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion Church Thursday morning by Rev. John W. McCormick, interment following at the same place by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
30 Sep 1904
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Campbell, John

     Mr. John Campbell died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Rust, in Gallipolis, July 18th, 1903. Mr. Campbell was born on the farm known as the "River Side" farm in 1824. where he so peacefully lived his three score years and ten.
     He was married to Juliett Kennedy in 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were the parents of four children, three of whom are now living and were with him in his last hours and watched him sink into that peaceful sleep so emblematic of his life.
     During his last illness not a murmur was heard, all was quiet, all was peace; his mind was clear and tranquil, and he was patient to the will of his Heavenly Father.
     He will be greatly missed in the community where he lived. He became a member of the M. E. Church in 1878 and had always been a worthy example of morality before his children and neighbors. He was a philanthropist and a father to the fatherless, a friend to the poor and needy, having charity for all. He enjoyed life and all its blessings accepting his Heavenly Father's will in all things.

                John 14th
Let not your heart be troubled,
Have faith, Believe in me;
I go to prepare a mansion
In Father's house for thee.

Let not your heart be troubled;
Although I go away,
I will come again and receive you
Unto myself some day.

Let not your heart be troubled;
How sweet those words to me,
That where he is, there also
I shall forever be.

[Notes: Born -- November 20, 1823 Buried - Cemetery Swan Creek, Ohio Twp.  Hardesty's history states he served his country during Morgan's Raid in 1863.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 2, 1903
Vol. XXXVI, No. 49
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page

Campbell, John

Death of Mr. Campbell
     Mr. John Campbell, of Bush’s Mill, about 80 years old, came up about a week ago, to visit his daughter, Mrs. Capt. John F. Rust, living in the old Dr. Cromley homestead on Third avenue, and was taken ill the middle of the week with something like the flux, and died Saturday evening about 7 o’clock.
     After short services Sunday morning his remains were taken by land down the river to his home, where funeral services were conducted this Monday morning. Hayward & Son conducted the burial. He was a fine old man, a sterling democrat and the candidate of his party several times for important offices. He left a wife and several children.

[Note: Three month differential in the newspaper dates, but these definitely appear to be the same person.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 20, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Campbell, John M.

John Campbell Dead
     Monday at Mt. Zion. His 50th wedding anniversary would have occurred on July 12.

[Note: He was in Co. B, 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The dates on his tombstone are March 17, 1844-July 11, 1927.]

Gallia Times
July 21, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Campbell, Margaret

Miss Margaret Campbell Was Remarkable Woman
Died Month Ago at Taylorville, Ill., Aged Nearly One Hundred Years
     Miss Margaret Campbell, a former resident of Gallia county, passed away a month ago at her home in Taylorville, Ill. Relatives here have received a clipping from a newspaper there that will be of interest. The article follows:     

     Aunt Margaret Campbell, aged 99 years, 8 months and 14 days, died shortly after 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at 514 West Main Cross where she had made her home for the past nine years with her brother-in-law, J.W. Scott, north side shoe merchant. She would have been 100 years old the seventh of June.
     She was a most remarkable woman with a mind that functioned as one of half her age and she retained its entire use until the very last. She took cold last week and it affected her heart, but because she was so active mentally, members of her family didn't realize her serious condition and her passing came
as a distinct shock.
     As late as Sunday, the day before she died, she asked for the newspapers and read the headlines, the news type being too samll for her to read while lying in bed. Miss Campbell came to Taylorsville to make her home with her sister, the late Mrs. Lydia Scott and her husband, nine years ago, following the death of a brother, Samuel Campbell,in Gallia county, Ohio, where she was born in 1827 and where she had up to that time lived her entire life.
     The year she was born was two years before the inauguration of Andrew Jackson as president of the United States and the year following the death of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
She was 21 years old when the Mexican war started and during the Civil war was very active in relief work similar to the duties of the canteen workers during the World war.
     She was the eldest of seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Campbell and the last one to die. All the members of her family lived far beyond the average life time except a brother and sister who died in infancy. The brother with whom she lived before coming to Taylorville was 84 when he died. Her sister, Mrs. J.W. Scott, who died here two years ago was 83, another sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, died in Indiana last July, aged 95 and another sister, Mrs. Nancy Russell died seven years ago, aged 89, as a result of injuries received in an accident.
     Mr. Scott with whom she has been making her home celebarted his 87th birthday two weeks ago. Three years ago last December, her nephew, John J. Scott, in giving a representative of this paper the facts for a news item about his father and mother celebrating their wedding anniversary he told of "Aunt" Margaret Campbell being the only one present at the celebration who attended the wedding. The nephew also told the reporter that she was 96 years old and jokingly added that the reason she had lived so long was because of the fact that she had never married.
     The Chicago Herald-Examiner saw the item in this paper and sent a writer and staff photographer here for an interview and some pictures. The two column story and four pictures taking up five columns in the paper a half page deep didn't please the subject in the least. In fact she denied having made many of the statements attributed to her and said, the reporter had just "wormed" most of the interview out of her.
     Politically she had voted the Republican ticket since the women were enfranchised and she has been a member of the Methodist church since childhood. She regularly attended church services after coming to this city whenever the weather would permit.
     The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from
the home of her nephew, W.S. Scott, across the street from the house in which she died. Rev. A.L. Caseley, pastor of the Methodist church will be in charge and will be assisted by District Superintendent, E.J. Campbell of Springfield,formerly pastor of the local church.

[Note: Included here in recognition of her Civil War duties.]

Gallia Times
March 17, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Campbell, Peter

Death of Peter Campbell

     Mr. Peter Campbell, in ill health for a long time, and confined to his bed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anderson for the past three weeks, died last Saturday night age 60 years. His funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mr. Anderson, Sunday afternoon by Rev. R, Buell Lowe, the burial, by Wetherholt, following at the Pine street cemetery in the Soldiers Division, under the auspices of the G. A. R., which with the W. R. C., turned out in full force.
     Mr. Campbell was born in Glasglow, Scotland, April 23, '32. He came to this country without friends in 1851, and soon after became an employ, of the old paper mill, where he worked until the business closed out.
     He, of later years, was employed at Anchor Mills. On the 8th of October 1862, he enlisted in Capt. Charles C. Aleshire's 18th Ohio battery and served for three years faithfully and was honorably discharged. He received a pension of late for disabilities received in the service of $17 per month. He was honest as the day was long, of cheerful pleasant disposition, liberal and big hearted, inoffensive and died without an enemy, and his last days were days of peace surrounded with friends who rendered every kindness and attention, and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have the thanks and consideration of all of his old comrades in arms and other friends.
     The pall bearers of Mr. Peter Campbell were of his old comrades in arms, the only six of the company left living, whose residence is here. Their names are John Moats, James Moats, Jos. Atkinson, George Valentine and Richard Carter.

[Note: Died April 8, 1893 ]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 12, 1893
Vol. LVII, No. 20
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Peter Campbell

Resolution of Respect

Cadot Post No. 126 G.A.R.
Gallipolis, Ohio April 10, 1893
     Comrade Peter Campbell died on the 8th day of April 1893. He was for three years a member of Capt. O.G. Aleshire's Battery of the 18th Ohio Light Artillery Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. He was a member of Cadot Post 126 G.A.R. and in respect to the memory of a brave soldier, be it:

     RESOLVED: That the hall of this post be draped in morning for the space of thirty days; that the sympathy of the Post be extended to the friends of Comrade Campbell; that those resolutions be recorded in the books of the Post and that the city papers be requested to make publication hereof.

Ira W. Booten
J.R. Safford
C.C. Ghrist

Gallipolis Paper
April 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Campbell, Samuel

IN MEMORY

Samuel Campbell
     Samuel Campbell, was born Feb. 2, 1836, in Green township, Gallia County, Ohio, and departed this life at this home in Gallipolis on May 12, 1918. He was aged 82 years, 3 months, 13 days.
     On August 9, 1865, he was married to Miss Eliza Hill, who passed away Nov. 5, 1878. To this union were born six children, five of whom are yet living. On Nov. 14, 1882 , he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Birch of Battle Ground, Indiana. One child was born to this union.
     Left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father are the wife and six children, Edward at home, John of Delaware, Ohio, Lot of Columbus, Mrs. Charles Nagley of Delaware, Lydia at home and Mrs. G. M. Rice of Wilmington, Ohio. One son, James Harold, passed away Nov. 14, 1907.
Four sisters of the deceased are yet living, Miss Margaret Campbell, who is now 91 years of age, Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson of Lafayette, Ind., Mrs. Nancy Russell of Stockwell, Ind., and Mrs. Lydia Scott of Taylorsville, Ill.
     On the farm where he was born he made his home until in March, 1918, when he moved to Gallipolis to reside. Being a veteran of the Civil War, he took great pleasure in relating experiences of those days to his children and grandchildren.
     He was a member of the M. E. Church at Fairfield and took great interest in any good work of the community in which he lived. He was a kind father and a loving husband, and his death is mourned by a host of friends.
     The funeral services were held at Grace M. E. Church in this city at 1:30 on Thursday, conducted by Rev. C. W. Brady of Linden Heights near Columbus, a warm friend of Mr. Campbell.. The interment followed in Mt. Zion cemetery by Wetherholt and Entaminger.

Farewell, dear father,
Sweet thy rest,
Weary with years
and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some
Happy place
We shall behold
Thy face again.

     We wish to express our sincere thanks to neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, to the minister and choir and the friends who contributed flowers.
                                   Mrs. S. Campbell and Family

Gallipolis Paper
May 2, 1918
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Campbell, Samuel M.

Death of Aged Resident
     Samuel M. Campbell passed away at his home on Cedar street at 8 o'clock Monday evening, May 13, 1918, at the age of 82 years. He had been in feeble health from ailments due to his advanced age for
the past two years. He was married to Mary Clutts and to them were born the following children: Everett of the O.H.E., Lot of Columbus, Lydia at home, Mary Medley of Delaware, Ohio, and one son deceased. He leaves one brother, Edward of this city and sisters Mrs. Russell and Mrs. Jackson of Indiana and Mrs. Scott of Columbus and Miss Margaret who makes her home here.
     Mr. Campbell was born in Green township and has always resided in this county, moving to this city this spring. He was a Civil War veteran, a member of the M.E. church and an excellent citizen in every respect who had a wide circle of friends. The funeral arrangements have not been decided upon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 17, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Canterbury, Edmund E.

Eb' Canterbury Dies After Long Illnes
Well-Known Old Soldier
     Edmund E. Canterbury, better known as Eb, died at 4:30 Sunday morning at the Geneva Hotel, where he had lived and been cared for ever since Tom Wetherholt took charge of that hostelry. He had not been robust for years, had been really ill from asthma and tubercular trouble since last September, and had been bedfast the last five months.
     Mr. Canterbury was an old soldier, a bachelor, an ardent Republican, a big-hearted and jovial and well-liked man. He wore his hair rather long as a rule and he had a long, large moustache that made him of striking appearance. Most of his life was spent on Bull Skin and for years he "kept batch" there until September, 1916, when he went to live with Tom Wetherholt and family.
     Mr. Canterbury was born in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio, June 16, 1846, and was the son of Hugh Canterbury and Louisa F. Canterbury, nee Gooldin, and died in Gallipolis, July 15, 1917, aged 71 years and 29 days.
     February 29, 1864, he enlisted for 3 years in Co. F, 33rd O. V. I. commanded by the late James H. M. Montgomery and was honorably discharged July 12, 1865. He participated in the following battles: Resaca, Ga., May 13 - 16, 1864, Cassville, Ga., May 19 - 22, 1864, Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. June 9 - 30, 1864, Jonesborough, Ga., Aug. 31 and September 1, 1864, siege of Atlanta, Ga. July 28 to September 2, 1864, Averysboro, N. C., March 19-21, 1865 and Goldsboro, N. C. , March 21, 1865.
     The following brothers and sisters survive: James L. Canterbury and Sarah Harrington, Gallipolis; Thomas A. and Robert T. Canterbury, Mason County; Mrs. Fannie Loucks and John C. Canterbury , Harrison Tp.; Lew Monroe Canterbury, Prospect, O.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. John L. Porter of Macedonia at 1 o'clock Tuesday. Burial by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Journal
July 19, 1917.
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Canterbury, Joseph

Civil War Veteran Dead

     Joseph Canterbury, Civil war veteran died at his at 749 Second Ave. at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March the first 1921. He was a member of Co. F 33rd Ohio. He was born Apr. 3rd 1834. He has made his home with his daughter Mrs. James A. Bowen of this city. He is survived by two sons C.W. of Charleston and Elza C. of Akron and two daughters Mrs. W. L. Barker of Nelsonville and Mrs. James A. Bowen of this city. His death was due to infirmities and old age.
     The many friends of Mr. Canterbury and his relatives will be sorry to hear of his death.

[The following day's newspaper reported that he would be buried at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 2, 1921
Vol. XXLII,  No. 50
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Carel, Charles

     Mr. Charles Carel died February 15, 1904, at 11 o'clock p. m. after an illness of several weeks, aged 72 years.
     He was the son of the late Judge Franklin Carel, who established the first foundry ever operated in this city on the site now occupied by the Kling Stove Foundry. Charles was employed in the business for several years. He was a lover of music and gave lessons on the violin and dancing, and afterwards with his brother, the late Frank Carel, operated a photograph gallery for several years.
     He was married to Miss Henrietta Wood, daughter of the late A. W. and Margaret Wood, by whom he had one daughter, Miss Kate Carel, who survives.
     During the great civil war he was a member of the Fourth Virginia, under Col. John L. Vance and drew a pension. Mr. Carel also spent several years as clerk on Mississippi river steamboats. In the early fifties he and his brother Frank were engaged in the dry goods business in Portsmouth and after selling out he came to this city and managed his father's foundry.
     He always looked upon the bright side of life and was a great reader, each week for several years past visiting this office and perusing our exchanges, always finding something of a humorous nature to which he called our attention.
     Besides a daughter he leaves two sisters, Mrs. M. A. Wood, widow of the late Felix Wood, and Mrs. Josephine Cadot, widow of the late Col. L. Z. Cadot, and one brother, Mr. Frederick Carel, of St. Albans, W. Va.
     The funeral services were conducted at the home of his sister, Mrs. M. A. Wood, Wednesday afternoon by Rev. A. C. Thomas, of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son. The following were the pallbearers: Messrs. J. T. Soden, Harry Martin, Joseph Donnally, George House, E. L. Menager and John A. Lawson.

[Note: Born April 3, 1834]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 19, 1904
Vol. XXXVII, No. 17
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Carman, Andrew

Fatal Accident
     Andrew Carmen [sic] living near Porter, came to the city Tuesday, and started home in a wagon between four and five o'clock with G.W. Rimmey. At the R.R. crossing near Hawkins' barn the horses became frightened at a gravel train, and plunging about, threw Carmen out breaking his neck. Rimney was not hurt. Carmen had been drinking during the day.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery with the date July 20, 1880 age 59 years.]

Gallipolis Journal
July 22, 1880
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Carper, James Allen

     Mr. Allen Carper who has been a sufferer from cancer for many months died at his home near the Brush church Wednesday evening. He leaves his wife and several children to mourn his loss. Funeral services will be held at the Brush church Saturday at 12:30 by Undertaker Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 29, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Carroll, Jefferson W.

     Death Of Capt. J. W. Carroll, of Porter, died Tuesday March 7,'99 at 3 P. M., aged 74 and was buried here today, Thursday, after funeral services held at his home in Porter.
     Capt. Carroll was born at Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., Sept. 9,'25 and settled in this County in 1845. His parents, Wm. E. and Elizabeth Ann (long since dead) settled here in 1837. His father was a painter by trade but was jailer here a number of years when the house at the corner of Fourth and State, now owned by Miss Mary Graham, was the jail. Capt. Carroll was united in marriage with Hannah B., daughter of John and Caroline Bishop Smith in this City, Dec. 7,'47. His wife was from Washington County and came here with her parents in April '35. They became the parents of five children, but what has become of them we cannot recall. We remember John W., born Dec. 12,'48. He was
a very bright and interesting young man when we knew him and we think he married and settled in Ironton.
     Capt. Carroll was pilot on a Government Transport during the War, serving from May 12, 1861, to the close of '65, on the Great Kanawha, Ohio and Cumberland Rivers.  He was in the Battle of Scarey Creek July '61 under the command of Gen. J. D. Cox and also in the Battle of Fort Donelson in a fleet of 153 steamboats laden with troops. He was personally a very kind and pleasant spoken man. He has resided at Porter for so many years and we saw him so seldom, and our particulars are so meagre that we feel that much that might be said of him has been omitted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 55
October 9, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Carter, Amon J.

Mr. Amon J. Carter, Obituary
Laid to Rest
     There was a large turnout at the funeral of Mr. A. J. Carter, at Patriot, Tuesday morning. In the multitudes present there was an expression of the popularity and esteem in which the deceased was held. Rev. Mr. Magee conducted the religious exercises and burial was according to the burial ritual of the Odd Fellows. Those from this city who attended the funeral were: A. A. Lyon, J. M. Kaufman, G. W. Alexander, Judge Ingels, Henry Lear, Pickney Hall and Mayor Merriman.

Gallipolis Journal,
Wednesday June 28, 1899
Vol. LXIV NO. 32
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Ammon J. Carter, Civil War Veteran, Obituary
Gone to Rest
     Ammon J. Carter was born near Patriot, Ohio, July 16, 1832, and died at the residence of his son, Mr. G. F. Carter, Patriot, Ohio, June 25, 1899 after a lingering illness patiently borne. He was the son of George and Pheba Carter deceased. Of eight children, four boys and four girls, all have passed to the Great Beyond except two brothers, Mr. Frank Carter of Solomon City, Kan., a druggist, and Mr. D. M. Carter of Yates, Ill., retired from business.
     Mr. Carter spent his youthful days in Gallia county and learned his trade of wagon-maker after which he was married to Liza Ann Waddell, sister of the late Nathan Waddell, April, 19, 1854.
Their union was blest by eight children, Mrs. Albert Copeland of Cadmust; Mr. Geo. F. Carter, Patriot; Mrs. O. B. McDaniel, Gallipolis, Mr. Albert Carter, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles Payne, Patriot, deceased, Mr. Edward J. Carter, Patriot; Mrs. Jenkin A. Jones, Jackson; and Miss Ina M. Carter, Gallipolis.
     He lived in Patriot and worked at his trade with success until the Civil War broke out when he left home and kindred to serve his country's need, being one of fourteen Carters, all first cousins, who were in the Civil War at one time. Returning home, he became infatuated with the West and moved to Illinois where he remained but a short time, on account of malaria fever in his family, when he returned to Patriot and resumed his trade with marked success till 1890, when he retired on account of failing health. On October 20th, 1883, death bereaved his home of his beloved wife, who died after long suffering of cancer. He spent the last four years of his life in the home of his son George where loving hands ministered to his wants. He professed Christianity early in life and died hopeful of his eternal reward to heaven and of meeting the loved ones gone before.     Impressive funeral services were held at the home of G. F. Carter at 10 o'clock a. m. conducted by Rev. Magee, of Gallipolis, O., and burial at Salem church at 12 o'clock, p.m. June 27, 1899 conducted by Patriot Lodge I. O. O. F. of which he was an honored member.
     Mr. Carter, possessed many sterling qualities of character, as a good husband and father he was fond, attentive and indulgent, as a neighbor he was kind, generous and obliging, as a citizen he was truthful, honest and patriotic and the high esteem in which he was held was evinced by the many expressions of sorry and the large attendance on his funeral and burial, the largest ever witnessed in this community.

Farewell, father,
Peaceful be thy silent rest.
Slumber sweetly God knows best
When to call thee home to rest.
Thou hast loved us long and well,
How we miss thee none can tell,
Jesus called thee all is well,
Farewell, father
We must say our last farewell
Till we meet beyond the river
Happy there with thee to dwell.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday July 5, 1899
Vol. LXIV NO. 33
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Also submitted by Lynn Anders with the following notation: [Note: He served in Co. F 141st Ohio Vol. He enlisted May 2, 1864 and was discharged September 3, 1864 under the command of Amos Ripley.]


Mr. Amon J. Carter, Obituary
Death of Amon J. Carter
     Mr. Amon J. Carter of Patriot, a highly respected citizen of Perry township, died at his home on Sunday morning at 11:10 o'clock, aged about 67 years. Deceased was born and raised in this county and was a son of the late George Carter. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Waddell, sister of Nathan Waddell. She preceded him to the great beyond fifteen or sixteen years ago. The surviving children are: George and Albert Carter, Mrs. Albert Copeland, Mrs. Jenkin E. Jones, Mrs. Charles McDonald and Miss Carter.
     He was a charter member of Patriot Lodge, I. O. O. F. and a man of sterling qualities, being strictly honest and doing unto his fellowmen as he would be done by. Prompt in all his business dealings and a man who always took part in furthering the interests of his community. The high appreciation in which he is held is evinced by the general sorrow expressed over his death. He has been in feeble health for years and for the past ten days has been confined to his bed from a complication of ailments which ultimately caused his death.
     Short funeral exercises will be held at the bereaved home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, burial being at Salem Graveyard.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 28, 1899
Vol. LXIV No. 32
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Carter, Augustus Jackson

A. J. Carter Dead
     Augustus Jackson Carter died at his home in Grenola, Kansas, Friday, June 23, aged 84 years. He was born in Gallia County and was married to Ruth M. Thompson at Patriot, in 1854. He was a member of Co. C 16th Regiment, O. N. G. In 1892 he moved to Kansas, where he resided until the time of his death. He leaves his wife and one child, Mrs. Mary McColm of Texarkana, Ark., to mourn their loss. Mr. Carter's many friends in Gallia County will hear of his death with regret.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 13, 1911 No. 27
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Carter, Augustus Jackson

A. J. Carter
Former Resident Dies In Grenola, Kansas
     Augustus Jackson Carter was born in Gallia county, Ohio, January 6, 1825 and died at his home in Grenola, Kansas, Friday, June 23, 1911, aged 84 years, 5 months and 17 days.
     On November 23, 1856 he was married to Ruth M. Thompson at Patriot, Gallia County, Ohio. In 1892 they moved to Kansas and settled on the farm two miles south of Grenola and moved to Grenola in August, 1910, retiring from active farm life.
     Besides his wife he leaves one child, Mrs. Mary Carter McColm of Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas, two brothers, and a sister besides a host of friends.
He was converted in the M. E. church in Patriot, Ohio in 1859 and has remained faithful to his church and his profession for 52 years.
     In 1863 he enlisted in Company C, 16th Ohio National Guards, served one and one-half years and received his honorable discharge at the close of the war. Mr. Carter was a quiet, industrious man and had a large circle of friends who will miss him from this life.
    The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Grenola on Saturday, June 24, 1911 at 2 p.m. conducted by his pastor, H. W. Tond. Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Grenola.

Gallipolis Journal Wednesday
July 5, 1911
Vol. 93, No. 85
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Carter, Charles Lee

C.L. Carter Dead
Was Well Known Gallia Farmer of Clay Lick
     C. L. Carter, prominent farmer, living at Clay Lick, passed away at his home at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 1917. He had been ill only since last Saturday with pneumonia and heart trouble and his sudden death was a shock to all.
     The deceased was born in Harrison township 69 years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Carter.
He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Clark, who died seven years ago. They are survived by the following children: W.I. Carter, postman of this city, Oscar L., living with the deceased, Mrs. A.J. Lusher and Mrs. Joe Nida of Mercerville. Mr. Carter was a brother of W.A. Carter, who died three weeks ago. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Lewis of Clay Lick, W. B. of this city, Mrs. Sarah Leaper of Charleston, W. Va., and Guy of Kankakee, Ill.
     He was a fine man of excellent character, a member of the M.E. church, and leaves a wide circle of friends, both in this city and his home place. The funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Macedonia church

[Note: Has Grave Registration Card for Civil War.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 7, 1917
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, David Morgan

     He was born November 8, 1838 in Gallia County to George and Pheobe Ripley Carter. On December 8, 1868 he married Miss L.J. Boggs in Abingdon, Illinois. Three children were born to them, Etha B.Hensley, Myrta L. and Earl M. He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He worked for the government in building and repairing ambulances and wagons until Lee's surrender. He was a storekeeper for many years and served as Township Treasurer in Knox County, IL in 1899. David died November 5, 1929 and is buried in Yates City Cemetery in Knox County, Illinois.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and Knox County
Munsell Publishing Co., 1899
Abstracted by Henny Evans


Carter, Henry Clay

Death Of Mr. H. C. Carter
     As stated yesterday, Mr. Henry Clay Carter, whose varying conditions of illness have been frequently mentioned in the Tribune during the past two months, passed away at 3:20 Monday afternoon, May 1, 1899, aged 57 years. There will be a prayer and singing at his late home on Pine Street Wednesday morning, when at 9 o'clock the funeral cortege will take its way to Salem Baptist Church in Perry Township, where Rev. L. L. Magee of Grace Church of this City, will conduct the funeral services and Undertaker Wetherholt, the interment under the direction of the G. A. R. of Amos Carter Post of Patriot.
     The deceased was a son of the late Thomas H. Carter, of Patriot, who died two years ago. His mother passed away about three years ago, both having lived to between 70 and 80 years of age. Mr. Carter belonged to a family of 13 children, 7 of whom are still living. They are Mrs. Harvey Ripley, Mr. M. F. Carter and Mr. Charles W. Carter, all of Patriot, Mr. Calvin W. Carter of Cadmus, Mrs. Ed Ecker, of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. Joseph Wagner, of Cincinnati and Mrs. John Roach, of Waverly, O. One brother, Amos Carter, was so badly wounded at the Battle of Carter's Station, during the Civil War that he died of his wounds. The G. A. R. Post at Patriot was named in his honor.
     Mr. Carter lived the life of a farmer which was uneventful, until the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he enlisted in Co. G, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, serving to the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge and a pension of $17 a month for disabilities therein incurred. He was born in Patriot in 1842, and after the war, Nov. 11, 1866, was united in marriage with Miss Margaret E. Harriger, a well know Baptist Minister. By this union he became the father of Geo. W. Carter, manager of the W. U. T. office at Osborn, O., Mrs. Clarence C. Martin and W. E. Carter, of this City, Mrs. R. H. Folden and Miss Lettie Carter, of Chicago, Ill., and Amos Carter, at home. These and wife survive him. Eight years ago, Mr Carter moved to this City with his family and since then kept boarding house and hotel, the last being the Ecker House, which by reason of ill health he was obliged to discontinue.
     His health through stomach and heart trouble failed him about a year ago. Last November he went to Osborn where his son George was located and for a time grew better but failed again and returned to this City the first of February. Eight weeks ago he was taken to his bed and has gradually gone down, cheerful and uncomplaining, however, to the last monent of his life. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Salem and a moral, good man, kindly and amiable in his disposition, honorable and highminded character, a pleasant and genial companion with warm friends wherever he was known. His family were all with him before he died. He conveyed to them the secrets of his feelings and comforted them with his prospects for the future. They will all have the sympathy of every one who knew him for he was recognized as a good citizen and neighbor and an affectionate father and husband.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 191
May 2, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT


Carter, Henry Clay

Silent Messenger Claims Mr. H. C. Carter Monday Afternoon
     Mr. Henry Clay Carter, living on Pine street, answered the final call and closed his eyes in the sleep of death, Monday afternoon, May 1, '99, at 3:20 o'clock, aged 56 years.
     The deceased was a son of the late Thomas H. Carter, of Patriot, and was born May 18, '42. He was married to Margaret E. Herringer in '66, and by their marriage six children were born, all of who survive him, namely: George W. Carter, of Osborn, O., Mrs. C. C. Martin, W. E. Carter, Mrs. R.H. Folden, of Chicago; Miss Letia Carter, of Chicago; and Amos Carter.
     Mr. Carter enlisted at the outbreak of hostilities between the North and South in '61 and served in the army of Co. G First Ohio Heavy Artillery for three years.
     He moved to Gallipolis from Perry township eight years since and for six consecutive years was landlord of the Ecker House, retiring last fall on account of his health. Since then he has been living a life of quietude in the hope that it would restore his health and vigor, which had been impaired over a year. He was taken bed - fast seven weeks since with stomach trouble and a complication of other ailments, but primarily the former. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church.
     Mr. Carter was a man of charitable impulses, to be good and kind to all seemed to be the watchword of his life. His friends wee many and the general judgment of multitudes who grieve is that a truly good man has gone to his reward. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Marion Carter, Mrs. Harvey Ripley, and C. W. Carter of Patriot; Calvin Carter, of Cadmus; Mrs. Edward Ecker, of San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Joseph Wagner, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. John Roach, of Waverly, O.
     He was member of the Grand Army and his burial Wednesday afternoon at Salem will be under their auspices, Rev. Mr. Magee conducting the religious services and Wetherholt the burial. The funeral cortege leaves here at 9 o'clock.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday May 5, 1899
Vol. LXIV N0. 24
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Carter, Henry Clay

     CARTER - Mr. Henry Clay Carter, after a long illness with stomach and heart trouble, was claimed by death on Monday, May 1, 1899, at 3:20 p. m. The deceased was a son of the late Thomes [sic] H. Carter, of Patriot, and was born at Patriot May 18, 1842. On Nov. 11, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret E. Harriger. Six children were born to this union, all of whom survive, namely, George W. Carter, of Osborn, O., Mrs. Clarence C. Martin and Mr. W. E. Carter, of this city; Mrs. R. H. Folden and Miss Lettie Carter, of Chicago, and Mr. Amos Carter, at home.
     Mr. Carter served in the civil war, being a member of Co. G, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, and at the close of the war received an honorable discharge, and at the time of his death was receiving a pension of $17 per month for disabilities received.
     About eight years ago Mr. Carter came to this city, and for a long time was landlord of the Ecker House, retiring last fall on account of ill health. He was a man of a charitable disposition, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him.
     A short prayer and singing service was held at his late home on Pine Street Wednesday morning, after which the remains were conveyed by Undertaker Wetherholt to Salem Baptist Church, in Perry Tp, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. L. Magee. The funeral and burial services were under the auspices of the G. A. R.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, May 06, 1899
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Carter, James

     James Carter, a former member of Co. E, 27th Ohio, committed suicide by hanging,near Keystone Furnace on Monday, August 23d. The cause is unknown. He went out to work as usual on Monday morning, but not returning search was made, and when found, on Tuesday, he was hanging to the limb of a tree with one end of the rope fastened around his neck and in his hands. His knees were resting on the ground.

[Note: He is buried in Franklin Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 1, 1875
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Carter, James

     He served in Co. H, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. He was a private and was wounded June 18, 1864, place not listed, and had his right leg amputated. He died July 9, 1864 at the Gallipolis Field Hospital and is buried at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis. His tombstone states he was in 15th West Virginia Cavalry but we can find no such regiment.

Obit constructed from soldier records and newspaper report
Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1864
Constructed by Henny Evans


Carter, John Adams

     John A. Carter, formerly of this city died at Columbus, Wednesday (August 7) after a long illness, aged about 75 years. The funeral will be held at Columbus this afternoon. He was a member of the 7th Ohio Cavalry and had many friends here.
     He is survived by his wife, a native of this county whose maiden name was Margaret Williams, and by the following children: J.H., J.U., J. Henry, Mrs. E.D. Houck, Mrs. John Whittaker, all of Columbus, Rev. L.F. Carter of Ceres, California, Mrs. M.O. Wiley of Spokane, Washington, Mrs. A.J. Stormant, and Miss Maude at home. He is also survived by the following brothers and sister, W.A., Charles, Lewis Carter of this county, W.C. Carter of this city, and Mrs. J.W. Leaper of Charleston.
     The funeral services will be held in Columbus Friday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 9, 1907
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, John Hunter

Hunter Carter Dead
     J. Hunter Carter, 74, a well known resident of this city and county, died Thursday morning at the Soldiers' Home at Sandusky, Ohio. He had been in poor health for some time.
     Mr. Carter was born in Gallia County, a son of Judge and Mrs. Robert Carter. He married Miss Jane Womeldorff of this county. She is dead, but two sons survive their parents, Warren and Will Carter.
     Hunter conducted a general store at Patriot in middle life, later removing with his family to this city. About three months ago he went to the Soldiers' Home.
     The funeral services of Mr. Carter were held Sunday morning at the home of his son Warren by Rev. D.F. Wood, the burial following in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 91st O.V.I. The dates on his stone are August 14, 1841 to April 1, 1920. His death certificate lists his birth as 10/13/1841.]

Gallia Times
April 8, 1920
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Carter, Robert B.

Obsequies of Col. Carter
     The funeral services of Col. R.B. Carter will be conducted at the Baptist Church at Vinton at 2 p.m., Thursday, by Rev. W.J. Fulton, the interment following at the Glenn graveyard by Undertaker W.F. Butler, under the auspices of Lodge No. 131 F.& A.M., of which he was Master. The G.A.R. will also participate in the funeral services, and we believe he was Commander of Corwin Post. Special rates will probably be secured on the H.V.R.R. for all who wish to attend from here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 24, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Funeral of Col. Carter
     The funeral services of Col. Robt. Carter Thursday were conducted in the M.E. Church, at Vinton by Rev. S.S. Denney of the Baptist Church and Rev. F. Parkins of the M.E. Church. The services were largely attended, and the interment was in the McGee cemetery on the hill. The pallbearers were Messrs. Alfred Wilcox, Isaac Evans, ?. C. Strasbaugh [sic], Frank Edmiston, Wm. Lewis and Robt. Bishop. The floral tributes were beautiful and many.

[Note: This is a little confusing as different churches, different ministers and even a different name for the cemetery were given. He is buried in McGhee Cemetery, June 4,1832-Jan. 23,1900. He served in Co. B, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and in Co. C, 194th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. There is no evidence he was a Colonel and that may have been a title of some sort. He was 1st and 2nd Lt.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
February 2, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Carter, Roman

     Died, in Perry Township, on the 5th inst., Mr. Roman Carter, aged 27 years; third son of Judge Robert Carter.

[Note: Co. A, 91st OVI. Pension granted in February 1867 to unknown recipient.]

The Gallipolis Journal
January 10, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carter, Thomas

Death of Thomas Carter
     At the residence of his youngest son, Charles W., near Patriot, Monday August 12, 1896 at 11 o'clock a.m., Thomas Carter, aged 79 years and 11 days, passed to the beyond. Mr. Carter had been a sufferer from stomach trouble for about twenty-years, yet most of that time he was able to go about and transact some business. His wife died a little over a year ago, since which time he has made his home with his son, Charles, who carefully looked after his comfort and ministered to his wants, during his last sickness.
     Deceased was a brother of Judge Robert Carter, of Wigner, who is the only one living of a large family of highly respected pioneers of that part of the county, and is past 81 years of age. Mr. Carter leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, among them, four sons and three daughters: H. C. Carter and Mrs. E. W. Ecker of ths city, F. M. Carter of Patriot, who was present at the death of his father; Mrs. Harvey Ripley, of Perry township, C. W. Carter, of Cadmus; Mrs. Joseph Wagoner, of Greenfield, Ohio, Mrs. Annie E. Roach, of Waverly, Ohio and Chas W. Carter, before mentioned.
     His funeral services took place this Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Salem church, by Rev. D. S. Jones, Baptist minister of Thurman, burial following by Hayward & Son in the presence of a large congregation of sorrowing friends as he was a strickly moral and honorable man, a member of the Baptist church for twenty-five years past [faded out] his strick honesty and upright [faded out] gained [faded out]

[Note: Buried Salem Cemetery, Perry Twp - Stone reads D. Aug 12, 1895 - Unit Co F 23rd OVI]

Gallipolis Journal
August 13, 1895
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Carter, Thomas

     Mr. Thomas Carter died at his home near Patriot, last Monday, at the advanced age of 79 years. He had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jones, of Centreville, Tuesday afternoon. Interment by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Aug. 18, 1895
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Carter, Thomas J.

Suicide
     Thomas J. Carter---known as "fat Tom Carter," a son of the late John Carter, hung himself at his home in Perry township last Saturday night. He was suffering with spinal disease, and his sanity had for some time been questioned. He arose in the night, excused himself to his wife, saying that he would be back in a few minutes, went out and up on the side of a hill close to the house and hung himself with a hame-string. His wife becoming alarmed at his absence, caused search to be made, finding him hanging to the limb of an apple tree, with his feet drawn up from the ground, and life extinct. There are reports that he had previously attempted suicide, and his wife had prevented the same, and that at one time he brought a corncutter into his house with evil intent. His spinal ailment probably affected his brain. He leaves eight children.

[Note: buried in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Perry Township; b. 1833; Co F 33 OVI]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, Jan. 20, 1881
Vol. XLVI, No. 11
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Carter, W. A.

Death Comes To Dick Carter

An Old Soldier And Well-known Citizen
     W. A. Carter, better known as Dick Carter, a well-known, highly respected and substantial citizen, died at his home at Clay Lick Sat. night, Nov. 10, 1917, of paralysis, aged about 80 years. He was a member of the First Ohio Heavy Artillery and served during the entire war. Besides a widow, whose maiden name was Miss Fannie Spangler, he leaves one son, Attorney Fred Carter of Cleveland, and four daughters, all married. He is also survived by brothers Guy, of Illinois, Lewis and Charles of Clay Lick, Wilson of Gallipolis and sister, Mrs. Wesley Leeper of Charleston.

[Note: Stone Note...William A. , B --Feb 15, 1840]

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 15, 1917
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Carter, W. A.

Obituary
     Mr. W. A. Carter died at his home on Lincoln, Nov. 11, after two weeks suffering from a stroke of paralysis. Everything was done for him, that loving hands could do, but God in his wisdom saw fit to remove him from this life of sorrow to be at rest with him, forever. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble for a long time, and had been failing for two years.
     He belonged to the M. E. church, was a Mason, also a soldier who served his country all through the Civil War. He was a good citizen one who will be greatly missed by all who know him. He leaves a loving wife, one son, and four daughters all of which were at his bedside when the end came. Fred S. of Detroit, Mrs. O. W. Lusher of Ben Lomond, W. Va., Mrs. A. T. Smith of Culpeper, Va., Mrs. Chas. Hoodless, of Philadelphia, Mrs. I. C. Tinsley of Lynchburg, Va.
     Funeral services conducted by Rev. McConnell. Burial at Mound Hill by Myres and Tope.

Dearest father thou has left us,
Your voice in death is stilled;
Our home, so sad, and lonely
Your place, can never be filled,
Though we are grief stricken,
And it's hard to give thee up;
But God is ever near us
Whispering softly, "My will be done."

[Note: Stone William A. Carter B --Feb. 15 1840]

Gallipolis Journal
Dec. 6, 1917
Vol. 99 NO. 47
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Casey, Leander N.

Casey
     The funeral of Mr. Leander N. Casey, who died Wednesday of last week, was conducted last Friday afternoon from the residence of his only son, Mr. John Casey of this city, by Rev. Magee, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Mr Casey was a veteran of the Civil war and about 67 years of age. He leaves a wife and one son. For several years he had been engaged in the dairy business and was an honest, upright [remainder of article was cut off here]

[Note: date of death: April 8, 1903, date of birth: April 29, 1836, served in Co. G 140 Reg. OVI, Civil War]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Vol. XXXVI, No. 23
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Casterline, Lester

Camp Hoffman, Gallipolis, O., March 10th, 1863
     At a full meeting of the Trumbull Guards on the 4th inst., the following resolutions of respect and esteem toward our lamented friend, Lester Casterline, lately deceased, were adopted:
Whereas, It has pleased Divine Providence in His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst by the hand of death, our esteemed friend and fellow soldier, Lester Casterline, therefore,
Resolved, That in his death the company deeply mourns a faithful companion, whose kindness of heart, unselfish motives, and christian virtues, endeared him to us all.
Resolved, That in him our country has lost a true soldier, who was ever at his post, and whose highest ambition was to maintain faithfully the cause in which he was engaged.
Resolved, That while we tender to the bereaved parents and friends our heartfelt sympathies, we would console them with the assurance that he died trusting firmly in "Him who doeth all things well."
Resolved, That these resolutions be presented to his afflicted parents, and copies forwarded to the Trumbull and Gallia county papers for publication. Geo. W. Messser, J. L. Hunter, A. C. Bailey, Wm. H. Crawford, Committee

The Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Cating, Alexander Rodgers

A.R. Cating, Civil War Vet, Died Wednesday
     Alexander Rodgers Cating was the 3rd son of John and Isabella Cating, old pioneer residents of this city. He was born Feb. 7th, 1847, died Aug. 10th, 1927, of advanced age and hernia. As a boy he attended the old Gallia Academy but at the age of 15, he became a member of the Squirrel Hunters---later he joined the union army and was commissary clerk to General Banning until the close of the war.
     He was married to Annie Burton Butts at Mountain Cora, West Va., April 15, 1877 and to this union one daughter, Cora, was born. Mr. Cating had been in poor health for a number of years. His wife preceded him in death 3 years ago, since then his daughter has been with him. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.      Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 o'clock at his country residence. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 195th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 10, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Cawley, James

Old Soldier Dead
     James Cawley, an old soldier formerly residing in Greenfield township, this county, passed away at his home in Oak Hill on last Tuesday, the 18th. The funeral was conducted at his home on Thursday by Rev. S.S.Denney of Bidwell.

[Note: He was born in 1843 and died January 17, 1916 in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio and was buried in Oak Hill according to his death certificate. He served in Co. B, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallia Times
January 29, 1916
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Chambers, Albert

Capt. Albert Chambers Brutally Murdered in Florida
Struck in Head with an Axe While Sleeping---Formerly Resided at Chambersburg and Was Father of Mrs. J.H. McCormick of Gallipolis...Negro Suspect is Held Charged With the Crime.
     Lying dead in his bed with three deep cuts in his head, the body of Capt. Albert Chambers, a former resident of Chambersburg, this county, was found Monday morning of last week at his home at Lutz, Fla.
Mr. Chambers had been brutally murdered with a sharp axe, one cut near his right eye having penetrated his skull and two other deep cuts were in the back of his head, either of which would have produced death.
Police authorities there believe he was slain by a negro intent on robbery, and a suspect has been jailed charged with committing the crime.
     Capt. Chambers, who was 78 years of age and quite infirm, was associated in a general store business with a partner named Leslie Whittaker. He slept in a room adjoining the store. When the room was entered the morning following the killing an automatic pistol lay between the bed and the wall where it had evidently fallen from Capt. Chambers' hand. His right hand was bruised as though having been struck by the head of the axe to make him drop the pistol, which he habitually kept beneath his pillow.
     The town of Lutz, where Capt. Chambers had resided for several years past, is 19 miles north of Tampa. He went south from this county several years ago to reside and his wife died there. A daughter, ____ Drake, also resides in the ____.
     [Missing lines....] built several boats of the Marmet Coal Co., and other river steamers. He was a fine old gentleman with many friends and acquaintances here, all of whom deeply regret his tragic death.
     Besides the daughter who resides in Florida, Capt. Chambers was the father of Mrs. James H. McCormick of Gallipolis.
     At last accounts, the negro suspect, Tom Brown, was being held in jail and it is believed he is the man who committed the crime. The negro, Tom Brown, charged with the murder of Capt. Chambers, had made a
complete confession. He says that after striking the old man several times with an axe he secured $10 from the cash register and fled.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried in Florida, 1843-1920.]

Gallipolis paper...found in scrapbook
1920
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Chambers, W. B.

Death of Mr. Chambers
     Mr. W. B. Chambers, who died at his home in Rio Grande, Wednesday of last week, was buried last Friday at the Calvary cemetery. Mr. Chambers had been ill about three weeks, suffering with a rupture of a blood vessel in the stomach. He was a veteran of the civil war, having been a member of the 18th O. V. I. and twice a prisoner, once at Libby and once at Belisle. He formerly lived at Wales, O., but moved to Rio Grande about 12 years ago. He was a good citizen and leaves a host of friends to mourn his death. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Miss Erva, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm Keller of Patriot, and Mrs. John Isaacs of Ironton.

[Note: From Stone. B - 1842 , D - Sept. 1906]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept. 8, 1906
Vol. XXXIX, NO. 47
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Chapman, Rev. Archie A.

Rev. Chapman Dead
     Rev. A. A. Chapman passed away at his home in Tampa, Fla., at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, according to a message received that evening by his daughter, Mrs. Farnum Haskins of this city. Rev. Chapman had been seriously ill for about four months from uremic poisoning and heart trouble, and several times during that period it was thought that his death was near, but he was possessed of wonderful vitality for a man of his age, being in his 76th year.
     His son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Haskins, were called to his beside in April, but his health improved and it was thought for a while he would recover.
     Rev. Chapman spent more than 50 years in Gallia County. He was a brother of the late Isaac Floyd Chapman of this city. He leaves a brother, E. F. Chapman, of Huntington, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ward, of Los Angeles, California; also eight children, Mrs. J. W. Turner of Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. J. W. Swartz of Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Bertha Lantz of Jacksonville, Fla., Sallie Chapman of Tampa, Bessie Chapman of Jacksonville Fla., I. Frank of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Martin of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Haskins.
     Mr. Chapman spent perhaps 40 years in the ministry of the U. B. Church, holding pastorates during that time at Ironton, Jackson and Oak Hill, and was also presiding elder for some time and was well known through a number of Southern Ohio Counties.
     He was a member of the Fourth West Virginia Vol. Infantry during the Civil War, serving under the command of Col. John L. Vance of this city during three years of the war. He enlisted at the age of 17 years.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Tampa, burial following in the family next to the wife who died about ten years ago.

[Note: Stone in Good Hope Cemetery in Guyan Twp. but buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Tampa, Fl.]

The Gallia Times, Gallipolis, Ohio
Thursday, July 29, 1920
Vol. XXII NO. 30
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Chapman, I. F.

     The sudden death of Hon. I. F. Chapman Sunday evening, May 28, 1905, was an awful shock to his many friends in this city and county. While he had been confined to the house for a week he was not confined to the bed and no one supposed that his illness would terminate fatally. Sunday evening he was stricken with paralysis about half past seven o'clock and passed away about eleven o'clock.
     He was the son of Isaac and Sarah Chapman and was born April 11, 1847, on a farm in Lawrence county. In his early youth he taught school and at the age of 17 years enlisted in Co. B 173rd O. V. I., and served 11 months until the close of the war, when he received an honorable discharge. He drew a pension of $80 per month for injuries received in his country's service.
     Mr. Chapman was very successful politician, He served six years as Recorder, four years as county Treasurer and four years as Representative in the Ohio Legislature. He at various times was also a member of various boards, being a member of the Board of Review at the time of his death. After retiring from the Treasurer's office Mr. Chapman became business manager of the Journal, where he remained for several years, finally disposing of his holdings.
     Besides a wife, formerly Miss Mary Lewis, he leaves the following children: Mrs. Thos. Finegan, Mrs. Phister Martin, of Alexandria, Ind., Miss Nellie Chapman, Mrs. James M. Thronton, of Frankfort, Ind., and Isaac Benson Chapman. He also leaves brothers George E. Chapman, Rev. A. A. Chapman, E. F. Chapman, and sisters Sarah F. Ward, of Rio Grande, and Nancy E. Williams, of Crown City.
Mr. Chapman was a clever, amiable gentleman and made friends readily. He had a large personal following and knew almost everybody in the county and his political judgment was much sought after by the local Republican leaders.
     He was a kind father and a devoted husband and will be sadly missed not only at home but by his friends everywhere. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Lewis, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt under the auspices of Rose Commandery, of which he was an honored member.

[Note: Has Stone... Isaac Floyd Chapman]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII NO. 31
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Chavis, James

Worthy Old Veteran Gone- James Chavis is Mustered into the Hands of Eternity
     James Chavis, a venerable old colored veteran passed away at his home in Huron Flats early this morning
after a lingering illness due to paralysis. He had been confined to his bed for about two years and his death
was not unexpected.
     He was born in Virginia but removed to Gallia county, Ohio, where he married Margaret Ford. One child,
a daughter, Harriett Rickman, who has been dead about five years was born to this union. His first wife died in 1892 and he afterwards married Mariah Mayo, who still survives him.
     He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion and was a member of Company H Regiment 44 United States Colored Infantry. He was in several engagements and received a wound in the right forearm which totally disabled it, and on which Uncle Sam gave him an annuity of $480.
     He was a well informed old gentleman and knew the plants and flowers with which he came in contact as
well as a skilled botanist. He took much interest in farming and gardening.
     The funeral will be held Saturday at the colored Baptist church at 2 p.m. and interment will be made at
Fairmount by Undertaker C. A. Wood.

Semi-Weekly Sun, Jackson, Ohio
July 18, 1907
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock


Cheney, Frank

Death of Frank Cheney
Nature Calls An Interesting Figure of Local History
     Mr. Frank M. Cheney passed away early Monday morning after a lingering illness, extending over many weeks, aged 74 years.
     He was one of the interesting figures of Gallipolis by reason of his contributions for a number of years of a series of letters to the Bulletin and other papers detailing with fictitious characters of an imagined place called Slab Creek, which breathed quaint ideas of human nature, told in an unique manner. His fund of anecdotes, both for publication and personal relation, were not only remarkable for the number, but many past local events were fashioned in a manner that drew a moral or sociological lesson.
     His occupation of marble cutter was modest and his success in business not conspicuous, but he reared a family by his three marriages into leading social figures of married life. Rev. F. F. Brininstool, a rising Baptist minister, and Alfred Davis, a splendid young businessman, became sons-in-law.
     Miss Artie Green, a well remembered teacher of the first grades in our public schools, was the second wife, and the surviving widow was a Miss Libbie Everton, the last marriage occurring when both were advanced in years.
     We well remember his father, Ezekiel Cheney, who kept a modest tailor shop where the Treasure Stove Works now stand. He was of the old school of gentlemen, straight, precise, dignified, deliberate, wearing the while choker and the broad, black tie, with his tape line over his shoulder.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. O. Newton of the Baptist Church, the deceased and his family being devoted and working members of that church for many years, when the membership was limited and workers were much needed.

[Note: Name..Francis Madiera Cheney, Born - Sept. 19, 1839 , Died - Dec. 29, 1913. Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp., Unit: Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, Jan 2, 1914
Vol. 96, NO. 1
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Cherrington, Caleb W.

Death of C.W. Cherrington
     A letter received last evening by the reporter of the Tribune from Dr. John D. Van Vleck dated August 27, 1904, at Los Angeles, California, states that Mr. Caleb W. Cherrington passed away August 26, at 2 p.m., at Long Beach, a coast town 20 miles from Los Angeles. He had moved there something like a year before from Salem, Oregon, and was in the employ of the government then on the Piute Indian Reservation. The water was bad and he went home sick and never recovered. There is car service every 15 minutes between the two places, Dr. Van Vleck says, and Mr. Cherrington visited him often.
     Mr. Cherrington was about 71 years years old and was a son of the late Jefferson Cherrington on Chickamauga. He was a preacher first in life then a teacher and was Recorder of the county four years. He was also a book-keeper for Henry N. Bailey and the firm of Bailey and Ridenour for many years.
     He was a well liked man by every one. He married Miss Lucinda Cline of this city and became the father of one son, Ned, who is married and living at Salem. Mr. John Cline is living with them. They went to Oregon about 25 years ago. He and wife have been Indian teachers for the greater time in Oregon, Arizona and California and have prospered.
     Mr. Cherrington is survived by brothers Will and Tom but their exact whereabouts we do not know. He left a host of friends in this county, and was a warm hearted, conscientious, upright man, worthy of the respect and kindest wishes of everyone and no one will regret his death more than ourself, whose friendship, good will and kindest hospitality we have ever enjoyed. His wife and friends have our sympathy in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 3, 1904

Death of C.W. Cherrington
Deceased a Member of the G.A.R., Also a Mason
     Caleb W. Cherrington, a much respected and well known citizen of Long Beach, died suddenly at his residence, 437 West Seventh street, at about 10 o'clock this morning.
     Mr. Cherrington was a native of Ohio, aged 72 years, and had been a resident of Long Beach for about two years. He was an old soldier and a member of the Masonic, body not affiliated with the local lodge, but in good standing at the lodge at Salem, Oregon. For the past thirteen years the deceased has been connected with Indian school work, having been a master carpenter in schools in Oregon and Arizona.
     Deceased had been suffering from some heart trouble for years but was apparently better than usual this morning. About 8 o'clock he was stricken by a severe attack from which he could not rally and death came two hours later.
     A widow and one son are left to mourn the deceased, Mrs. Cherrington, who lives here, and her son who is at present in Washington.
     The funeral will probably be held on Sunday from the house.
Long Beach, Cal., Daily Press, Aug. 26

[Note: he served in Co. E, 141st OVI and Co. B, 193rd OVI.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 6, 1904

Cherrington, Caleb W.

     Word has reached Gallipolis that Caleb W. Cherrington died at Long Beach, California, August 26. He moved there about a year ago from Salem, Oregon, and was in the employ of the Piute Indian Reservation.
Mr. Cherrington was past seventy years of age and was a son of the late Jefferson Cherrington, who lived on Chickamauga. He had been during his residence in this county, a preacher, teacher, Recorder of the county and book-keeper for the old firm of Bailey & Ridenour. He married Miss Lucinda Cline, of this city, and by this union came one son, Ned, who is married and lives in Salem.
     The Cherrington family went West about 25 years ago and have been Indian teachers most of that time, and it is said have prospered. Mr. Cherrington is survived by his wife, son and two brothers, Will and Tom, the whereabouts of the brothers not being known.
     The deceased left a host of friends and relatives in this county who will greatly mourn the death of such a fine man.

Gallipolis paper
September 9, 1904
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Cherrington, Charles

     Dr. Charles Cherrington, of Mason City, a brother of Caleb W. Cherrington, Salem, Oregon, is reported by the Pomeroy Tribune to be very ill, and not expected to recover.

[Note: He was the son of Jefferson and Mary Hank Cherrington and was born in Gallia County Feb. 5, 1836 and died July 21, 1891. He served in Co. D, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was wounded at Cedar Creek.]

Gallipois Journal
July 22, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Cherrington, Columbus C.

Death of Mr. Cherrington
     Mr. Columbus C. Cherrington, an old resident of this and Jackson Counties.  Died at the residence of his son, Mr. Fenton Cherrington on Third Street below Pine, 12:15 this morning, May 20, 1899, aged 66 years.  The funeral services will be conducted at Bethesda Church, Walnut Township, Sunday at 2 P. M., by Rev. Pingree of the M. E. Church, of which the deceased has been a member for fifty years.  The interment will be conducted at the same place by undertaker Wetherholt, under the auspices of Cadot Post G. A. R., of which he was a worthy member.
     He was born in Jackson County, and was a son of Jeptha Cherrington. His mother died in his infancy and his father about 30 years ago.  He was one of five children.  Two brothers, Cicero, of Decatur, Iowa, and Wilson. of Nebraska, and sisters, Mrs Virginia Garvin, of Iowa, Mrs. Almira French Kansas, and Mrs. Panthea Franklin , of Mills County, Iowa.
     He was married to Miss Lucinda Wray, of Green Township, this County, in 1858.  By this union he had five children.  All of whom survive - Mr. Carson Cherrington, of Glouster, Mr. Everett Cherrington, Mr. Fenton Cherrington of this City, Rev. Lozier Cherrington, of Athens County, and Mr. Ory Chererington, of Sand Fork.  He followed the profession of teaching for 30 years.  When the Civil War broke out he enlisted as a private in Company I, 18th O. V. I., and served during the war three years and three months, and at his death was receiving a pension of $17 per month.  His Captain was Charley Ross, and his Colonel, was now General C. H. Grosvenor.  He was a very kindly dispositioned old gentleman, well liked by all who knew him.
     He had been in rather indifferent health for three or four years. His wife died three years ago last January.  Since then he has mostly made his home with his son Everett.  Thursday morning he was in his usual health, wrote his son Carson at Glouster. A very nice letter and was joking and pleasant as he always was.  In a few minutes Mrs. Cherrington noticed that he did not answer her.  She asked him what was the matter, and after some hesitation he answered that he did not know.  These were his last words.  Drs. Jordan and Mills were hastily summoned and they came at once.  He had been removed from the chair to his bed when they arrived and they found him stricken with paralysis and unconscious, and he so lingered until he passed away. The friends will leave with the remains for Bethesda about 9 o'clock. The family will have the deepest sympathy of all in their bereavement.  Mr. Carson Cherrington is here and Rev. Lozier Cherrington will be here today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 117
May 20, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Cherrington, David W.

Died in Athens
     David W. Cherrington, 79, formerly of Jackson County, died Tuesday at the home of his sister at Athens. Death was due to sclerosis and other infirmities. The body was taken to Anderson, Ind., where the funeral services were held.
     Mr. Cherrington was born on August 8, 1833, in Gallia County, Ohio. His parents, however, moved to Jackson County in 1835. In 1861, on the outbreak of the Civil War, he accompanied the Second Virginia Cavalary, Company H, to the field, and at the battle of Fisher's Hill lost his leg, this being after the term of his enlistment had expired. In 1867 he was elected Treasurer of Jackson County; re-elected in 1870. Mr. Cherrington was married on February 28, 1853, to Elizabeth Lackey and to this union nine children were born.

[Note: He was the son of Lorenzo and Deborah McCullough Cherrington. Family records show he was buried in Franklin Valley Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio rather than in Indiana. He was in the 2nd West Virginia Calvary not Virginia and was wounded September 22, 1864.]

Gallipolis Journal
June 18, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Cherrington, George W., Rev.

Death of Rev. Geo. W. Cherrington
     Rev. Geo. W. Cherrington of the M.E. Ohio Conference, whose serious illness has been mentioned from time to time for several weeks past, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Jane Martin Cherrington, widow of the late William Cherrington, farmer near Evergreen. He was about 58 years of age and he died of cancerous tumor of the stomach.
     He leaves a wife and four children. The children are Rev. Arthur Cherrington who entered the ministry, at the last Conference, Everette, Editor and proprietor of the Kingston, O., Journal and bookstore merchant, Miss Clione Cherrington, teaching in the public schools at Frankfort, O., and Mrs. Grace Ritchie, living at Kingston, O. His wife was Miss Lizzle Ophelia Payne, whose mother was a sister of General Hurst, sister-in-law to Hon. H.S. Bundy and cousin of Mrs. J.B. Foraker. They were married some 28 or 29 years ago.
     Mr. Cherrington was at one time the book-keeper of the wholesale dry goods firm of J.T. Halliday & Co. After marriage he and wife taught a select school out about Evergreen and about 25 years ago he entered the ministry. We can't recall the points where he had charges, but he was at Kingston five years and his last charge, Sedalia, three years.
     He was greatly beloved for his pure Christian character wherever he was stationed and was an able, scholarly gentleman. He leaves to mourn their great loss besides those of his own family, one brother William, farmer of Springfield township, whose wife is a daughter of the late Major Henry Grayum and sisters--Mrs. Helen, wife of Joseph Donnally, Mrs. Eliza Watts, widow of the late David Watts, Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, wife of
merchant J.H. Morrison, and Mrs. Janet Booth, wife of Mr. Jordan Booth, of Evergreen. The late Capt. Geo. Martin of Chickamauga, was his grandfather on his mother's side, and his friends and relations are legion, everyone of whom will deplore the death of one they held in the highest respect.
     His funeral services will be conducted at Westerman Chapel at one o'clock Thursday, November 8th, 1900, by Rev. Gillian of Middleport, assisted by Elder John R. Tibbles. His remains, accompanied by a sorrowing funeral cortege, being taken to Columbus for burial, Hayward & Son having charge here.
     A post-mortem examination of the remains by Drs. Chas. Parker, Ohlmacher and Claude W. Parker, resulted in finding that his disease was cancer of the stomach.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 8, 1900
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Cherrington, George

An Appreciative Memorial from Two of His Comrades
To the President, officers and comrades of the Regimental organization of the 91st Regiment O.V.I.

     Dear comrades, again the bugle has sounded the call from on high, calling another one of our number to answer to his name up there. They go one by one.
     This time it was the call for our dear Comrade George Cherrington. His place can never be filled on this side. All the recruiting stations for the glorious army of '61 and '65 have been closed, and every time the bugle sounds the call for one of the boys of that grand old army, it leaves a vacancy that cannot be filled again on earth. Let every call made against our ranks here make one more of us joining that grand army on high under the banner of the Lord of Hosts. He will be sadly missed at our annual reunions. When the roll is called one more absent name will be added to the list, yet we know that our loss will be his gain. We can almost see the glad hands that will be extended to give him a welcome on his entrance, as the pearly gates swing open to give him a welcome, and on that entrance when he stands in the presence of the hosts of his old comrades, and when he passes as it were down the line taking by the hand Turley, Coats, Cadot, Blessing, Martin, Ewing, Niday, Blazer, Warnick, Vanden, Hamilton, Caldwell and many others of our comrades, just think what a meeting that will be.
     George Cherrington enlisted with Capt. Cadot at Gallipolis, Ohio, on the 31st day of July, 1862. He was a young man of the age of 20 years. On the formation of the company, he was selected as one of the Sargents. On the 24th of August, 1864, he was promoted to 1st Sargent, and the 29th of March, 1865, he was again promoted, this time to 2nd Lieutentant and transferred to Co. B. He was mustered out with his company on the 24th day of June, 1865.
George Cherrington was a native of Gallia county, Ohio, having been born near Evergreen in 1842.      He was one of the boys who did not have to become a Christian, from the fact that he was born one. It appeared just as natural for him to be good as it was for the sparks to fly upward. We spent almost three years with him in the army. All of this time was spent on the march, in the camp or on the field of battle, and he was the same kind friend and Christian at all times and under all circumstances. We feel that every comrade of the dear old Regiment had a kind remembrance of the Christian life and acts of George Cherrington. It was the custom, as many of you will remember, for the Chaplain of the Regiment, when we went into camp for a stated period, to have erected out of brush, logs or rails, some kind of a habitation in which to hold divine services. All of those who felt like taking part in this service were made welcome and often those services were held under very trying and difficult circumstances, yet no difference what was in the way, if duty and health permitted, you would find George Cherrington there, encouraging some comrade to take a part in the good work. And at times it was almost necessary for him to go with his bible in one hand and his saber in the other, ready at all times to fight the battles of his Master and also for the land he loved so well.
     Just to show you the fortitude of which he was possessed, I want to mention a circumstance that many if not all of you will remember. I think it was in 1863 at Fayetteville when the Confederate army came to feel of our strength. Most of us had been up all of the night before,
and at the time I am going to mention, the word had gone the rounds the Rebel army was on the retreat. Along in the evening just as we were about ready to fall in line to go after the retreating army the first ration of whiskey was issued to us. George Cherrington and myself were near together and when we received our ration of whiskey it consisted of about one table spoonfull to each man, the quantity being so small that I proposed to Cherrington we put them together and draw cuts to see which one of us should take both rations. We did so and he beat me in the draw, yet he was too nice a man and too good a Christian to drink it and I took it from him and drank it, and I think that up to that time it was the most whiskey that I had ever drank in my life.  We marched after the retreating army all night and I don't think that the drinking of it did me any harm.
     So it went all through his long hard service in the army. He was doing good and pointing out the way to others to a higher life, both by precept and example. During his service in the army his health became very much impaired and on his discharge it became necessary for him to seek skillful medical treatment, and not being strong enough to go back to work on the farm, and in order to gain a higher education that he might be better fitted to continue his Christian work, he entered the Ohio University at Delaware, O.
     After his graduation he became a teacher of high standard. Some two years after his discharge from the army he took unto himself a wife, Miss Elizabeth O. Paine, and unto this union children came to bless their home. Having become an ordained minister, he was admitted to the Ohio conference of the M.E. Church. He continued to preach and point out the way to a higher life until the fall of the year 1900, at which time by reason of his failing health, he was compelled to give up his work in the ministry and take a superanuated relation. Yet one great source of satisfaction and blessing to him, was, at this same conference in which he was superanuated, it was to him a great satisfaction to see his oldest son ordained a minister, to take up the work just as he had laid it down, and to follow in the footsteps of the father who by reason of his failing health had been compelled to resign active work in the Ministry.
     So the good work of our comrade will go on by the son's efforts along the same line. He knew that his life's work was about completed, that for which he had striven so long and well was almost in sight, the reward of the well spent life.
     Soon after the close of the Conference at which he was superanuated he repaired to the home of his childhood near Gallipolis, this I think is the longing of every one, that as the end is drawing near to again return to the dear old home; and to the arms of the dear old Mother who had pointed out the way for him in his childhood days; who knew better than any one else how to make his last days happy. Soon reaching this haven of rest he felt that his life's work was ended. He failed rapidly, and within less than two months after he was superanuated his Spirit took its flight to his home on high. To the widow and orphans of Comrade Cherrington, we extend the hand of protection and comradeship, and he who is mindful for the least of us, may he look well after those left by our late Comrade. The death of this another of our Comrades reminds us that our ranks are being depleted more and more every year, and it will not be many years until that grand and glorious army of 1861-5 will be no more. All will have been transferred to the other side. During the past year the rank and file of our old Army have lost more than 43,000 and at this rate it will not be long before our time to answer the call will come; when it comes, we hope that we may be as well prepared to go as was Comrade Cherrington, and that it can, and will be said of us as it can be of him; that those who knew him best loved him the most.
     Yours in F.C. and L.
         J.F. Martin
         J.M. Alexander

Gallipolis, O., January 25th, 1901

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 5, 1901
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Cherrington, Homer Clark

DIED
     At Denver, Colorado. Monday, October 15, 1888, of chronic diarrhea. Homer C. Cherington, aged fifty-four years, eleven months and seventeen days. The deceased was a native of Ohio, and was born in Gallia county, in that state, October 28th, 1834. His father was a farmer, and raised a family of six children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the eldest. Homer remained on the farm with his father until the spring of 1857, when he was married to Miss Emily S. Wyane, of Cincinnati. Immediately after their marriage they located at Centerville, Ohio, where the deceased entered into the mercantile business, which occupation he followed until the spring of 1861, when he entered the army as a second-lieutenant in Co. I, 26th Vol. Inf. He was afterwards promoted to captain, and during the last two years of the war served on Gen. Crooks staff, and while there, was promoted to major.
     At the close of the war he returned to Centerville and taught school for one year after which he accepted a position as traveling salesman for a wholesale house in Portsmouth, Ohio, which position he held for several years, resigning to accept a like position from a Cincinnati firm, which position he held until 1884, when he moved to and located in Dodge City, in the fall of that year. On arriving in this city he accepted a position in the grocery store of J. H. Crawford, where he remained for over one year, when he retired and entered into the mercantile business for himself. After continuing in business for nearly one year, in the line of Cherington & Co., he retired from the firm.
     Shortly after withdrawing from business he suffered from a severe attack of chronic diarrhea, and upon the advice of his physicians went to Denver Colorado, in the hope of regaining his health. The change had little or no effect upon his health, and about the middle of September he was compelled to take to his bed, where he lay for about four weeks, when death came to his relief. His family, with the exception of his eldest son, C. E. Cherington, who is making his home at Denver, were in this city at the time of his death. On Monday of this week his wife was preparing to go to his bedside, when she received a telegram announcing his death.
     The remains were brought to this city Tuesday afternoon and taken charge of by the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, as well as the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. orders. Funeral services held Wednesday morning from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Revs. J. M. Wright and G. Lowther. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife; three daughters; one son, who resides in Denver; a sister, at Newark, Ohio, and a brother, L. W. Cherington, of this city, and many friends to mourn his death.

Dodge City Times
October 18, 1888
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Cherrington, Ira Edison

Aged Soldier Killed by Cincinnati Auto

     Ira E. Cherrington, 80, a native of this county, was killed in Cincinnati last week while attending a G.A.R. meeting. He was run down by an auto driven by two colored men who escaped.
     Mr. Cherrington was born near Centerville Feb. 27, 1847, the son of John M. Cherrington and wife (Lydia Waddell). He leaves sisters Mrs. Kate Edmiston of Columbus and Mrs. John T. Ogier of Hamden.
     Mr. Cherrington served honorably through the civil war. He lived all his early life at Ewington. He is survived by his wife and a son. For a time Mr. Cherrington resided in Gallipolis and was a member of the Methodist church here. Burial was in Wellston.

[Note: He served as a Corporal in Co. I, 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His brother James Waddell Cherrington and brother-in-law Francis Edmiston also served.]

Gallia Times
April 4, 1927
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Cherrington, James Waddell

Civil War Veteran

James W. Cherrington, Native of This County, is Dead at Cincinnati
     James W. Cherrington, a native of Gallia County, a member of the old 91st Ohio, and until some 30 years ago, an extensive timber dealer in this section, is dead at his home in Cincinnati. He was a brother of Mr. C.W. Cherrington of Alice. Mrs. Cherrington died five years ago. Five children survive their father.

[Note: James was born November 26, 1842 to John M. and Ldyia Waddell Cherrington and died March 30, 1922. He was married to Emily Combes and they had Alfred, Lyda Crocker, John D., Frank M. amd Anna Lou Patton.]

Gallia Times
April 13, 1922
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Cherrington, John G.

     A telegram received here, announced the death, Monday morning, at Lisbon, Dakota, of Mr. John G. Cherrington. The deceased went to that country a short time ago with the railroad construction party. No particulars were given. He leaves here a widow and daughter, Mrs. W.H. Bostwick, and two sons, Wm. and Frank, who are in the West. He was a son of the late Hon. Pennel Cherrington. The remains will be temporarily interred at place of death.

[Note: His widow was Margaret Campbell Cherrington. He was born February 9, 1833 in Gallia County. He served in Co. B, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.]

Gallipolis Journal
October 19, 1887
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Cherrington, John Henderson

Death Calls J.H. Cherrington at Early Hour
Old Soldier Who Helped to Capture Jeff Davis Passes in his 96th Year
     Taps sounded at 5:30 this morning for that gallant and intrepid old soldier, John H. Cherrington. With all the calmness and courage that marked his eventful career as a "boy in blue" in the 60's, he awaited the end.
Mr. Cherrington's decline had been slow but steady ever since the passing of his only son, Prosecuting Attorney Fred E. Cherrington, whose death occurred May 1.

Nearing 96th Birthday
     Mr. Cherrington would have been 96 next February 27. He had been blind for five years. During these years, or rather ever since his wife died in the summer of 1918, he had been tenderly and constantly cared for by his daughter, Effie, wife of the late Attorney A.J. Greene, at her home at 1044 First avenue. Before that date he and Mrs. Cherrington had lived for a decade or more two doors above the Greene home.
     Decedent was born at Evergreen, this county, Feb. 27, 1840. He was son of and the 14th child of John Cherrington, who by his two marriages was the father of 16 children. The railroad was built right across the front yard of what had been the old Cherrington homestead, thus fulfilling a prophecy of elder Cherrington.
     John H. was educated in the schools of Springfield tp. At the age of nine he was converted at Westerman M.E. church--a circumstance that gave him much satisfaction down through the years and his adherence to the church continued without an interruption.

Eager to Serve
     When President Lincoln issued his first call for troops--75,000 for a short period of service--John H. Cherrington responded. He served first in the infantry. In August 1863, in Gallipolis, he joined Co. L, Seventh Ohio Cavalry. This unit participated in many battles and skirmishes, but in November 1863, Cherrington and some of his comrades were captured at Bristol, Tenn. They were placed in that horror of horrors, Libbey Prison, at Richmond. Within a month Cherrington and six others escaped by digging a tunnel under the prison walls--a feat that but few others were able to perform. In effecting this escape and to be certain that they had not been discovered, Cherrington, before making his bid for freedom, placed his hat on a bayonet and when no shots were fired at the object he darted to safety along with his companions.
     No less exciting was Mr. Cherrington's participation in the capture of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. He was one of 25 soldiers assigned to the task, two others of the number being Lee A. Wood and Andrew J. Holman, both of this county but long since dead. All of them discarded their blue uniforms for the Confederate gray to penetrate Davis's hiding-place and they found the southern leader wearing a long cape and otherwise disguised. Mr. Cherrington also had a part in the pursuit of the John Morgan
raiders.

Lived in Missouri
     On May 1, 1867, two years after the war had ended, Mr. Cherrington married Rachel Glassburn Donally, widow of James Donally, a comrade. They went to Warsaw, Missouri, where they lived for 11 years, and where their children were born. Returning to Gallia county, they settled at Ewington and remained in that section until they moved to Gallipolis some years after the turn of the century. For a period he was postmaster and station agent at Durgan, just beyond Vinton.
     Mrs. Cherrington died here June 3, 1918, leaving one son, James L. Donally of Columbus, who always seemed very near and dear to his step-father. Mr. Cherrington is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Miller, widow of E.B. Miller, and Mrs. Greene, and by one grandchild, Mrs. Clarence Masters, also of this city by one great-grandchild. All of them were devoted to Mr. Cherrington and left nothing undone to brighten his latter years.
     Mr. Cherrington was long active in the G.A.R. and he was a charter member of the one-time Odd Fellow lodge at Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington of Johnstown and Rev. H.W. Wilbur. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery by Funeral Director F.E. Entsminger.

[Note: Co. G, 18th OVI   Apr. 22, 1861-Aug. 28, 1861; Corp. Co. L 7th OVC   Aug. 30, 1862-July 3, 1865]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 30, 1935
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Cherrington, John Summerfield

Mr. Cherrington Dead
     Mr. J. Summerfield Cherrington, aged 80 years, a life-long resident of Springfield township, this county, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 1916, at the Logan hospital, where he had been receiving medical attention for heart trouble from his two sons, Drs. J.S. and M.H. Cherrington. The funeral services will be held at Logan on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
     Mr. Cherrington is survived by his wife, who was formerly Jennie Owens of Springfield township, his two sons above mentioned, and a daughter, Mrs. Lulu Ward, wife of Mr. Floyd Ward of this city. Another daughter, Mrs. Lillie Bandy, passed away several years ago. One brother, Mr. John H. Cherrington of this city, also survives him, as does a half-brother, Mr. Wesley Cherrington of Marion, Kansas.
     Mr. Cherrington was long a familiar figure in and about Bidwell and Porter. He was a survivor of the 173rd Ohio, and a prominent figure in G.A.R. circles. Of a genial disposition he made many friends, and his passing is regretted by all knew him.

Gallia Times
January 26, 1916
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Was a Relative of A. Lincoln
Splendid Tribute Paid to Late J. Summerfield Cherrington of This County by Logan Paper
     John Summerfield Cherrington, Sr. was born September 3, 1835, in Gallia Co., Ohio, and departed this life January 24, 1916, aged 80 years, 4 months and 21 days.
     Mr. Cherrington was united in marriage to Jennie Owens in 1861. To this union were born eight children: Rosa Belle, Effie Eugenia, Edward Owen, Homer LeGrand and Mrs. Lillie Cherrington Bandy, deceased, Dr. John Summerfield, Dr. M.H. and Mrs. Lulu Cherrington Ward, of Gallipolis, living; two grand children, Owen and Homer, and brother John H. Cherrington of Gallipolis, and his wife, who has shared the joys of this long life, but now who must wait and meditate upon the life that has been lived. These, with a host of other relatives and friends lament the demise of so good a man.
     Mr. Cherrington was a direct descendant of the Hanks family, Margaret Hanks, sister to Nancy Hanks having married into the Cherrington family some years ago. Mr. Cherrington always maintained the dignity of a christian gentleman. He was converted to the christian faith when a boy and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He was always faithful to his church and actively engaged in the work of his Master.
     Mr. Cherrington was a member of Company I, 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving under General Thomas until the close of the war. He was instrumental in organizing the Harry Sisson Post of the G.A.R. of Bidwell, Ohio, serving as commander for several years and adjutant at the time of his death.
     In 1867 Mr. Cherrington, with his family, moved to South west Missouri and lived at Warsaw for eight years, when he and family returned to their old home. After his return from the West, Mr. Cherrington took up the study of vocal music and was an active instructor in the pursuit for a number of years. After farming for a number of years, he retired from active life. He was U.S. Pension attorney and notary public for the past thirty years.
     Mr. and Mrs. Cherrington, in recent years, spent much of their time visiting with their children in Logan. A fortnight ago they came from their home to the home of Dr. J.S. Cherrington for medical treatment. But the three score years and ten, and even by added strength four score years were passed, and the call came and triumphantly, like a kind coming from the scenes of war, John Summerfield Cherrington marched across the pontoon into the promised land. Truly could this our departed friend say, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord shall give to me at that day."
     Funeral sermon was by Rev. J. Talbert Keenan, prayer by Rev. O.L. Barngrover and obituary notice was read by Rev. Arthur Cherrington of the M.E. Church at Chillicothe, who was a grand-nephew of the deceased.

Card of Thanks
     We sincerely thank the G.A.R., Sons of Veterans, firing squad, neighbors and friends for their kind assistance in our time of need. We also express our appreciation of the many beautiful floral tributes.
Mrs. J.S. Cherrington and Family

[Note: Researchers have since shown that Margaret Hank was not a sister to Nancy Hanks and know of no connection to Abraham Lincoln.]

Gallia Times
February 9, 1916
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Cherrington, J.S.

J. S. Cherrington Dead
     J.S. Cherrington, of Logan, died at 5 P.M. Monday evening, Jan. 25, after a two weeks’ illness with heart trouble. He will be buried at Logan at 2 P.M. Friday. He was a former Bidwell resident and excellent citizen, well known and liked throughout the county, was a member of the 173rd Ohio Volunteers. His brother John H. is the last one of the family. His daughter Mrs. Floyd Ward and husband will leave for Logan this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 25, 1916
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Cherrington, John Wesley

     Mr. John Wesley Cherrington, 78, died at the home of his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lloyd near Centerville, on Friday morning, June 16. The funeral was Saturday, burial following in Bethel cemetery on Chickamauga. Mr. Cherrington was the last one of his branch of a large family.

[Note: John Wesley was the son of Josephus and Jane Johnston Cherrington. He never married.]

Gallia Times
June 22, 1922
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Cherrington, Thomas

Death of Judge Cherrington
     Judge Thomas Cherrington died at his home at Ashland, Ky., at 10:15 Wednesday evening of bronchial trouble. The funeral services have not yet been determined upon. He was 75 years of age, and was born and raised in this county, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
16 May 1912
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Death of Judge Cherrington 
     The startling news of the death of Judge Thomas Cherrington at his home at Ironton, O., was received here Thursday morning. His death occurred at 10:30 p.m. May 15, 1912. The funeral services and burial under direction of the Masons will be at his home, at a time determined by the arrival of his son Attorney Pennel Cherrington from Salt Lake. His sister Mrs. Eliza Bailey, niece Mrs. Hattie Vickers [Vicars] and niece Miss Lucy Cherrington, and other relatives perhaps will attend. We have not space to speak of this popular Gallipolis boy, who made such an enviable record in life as we would like.
     He was the son of Hon. Pennel Cherrington and Janet Johnston Cherrington, the latter of Melrose, Scotland, pioneer residents of sterling sturdy character who lived on Chickamauga and who were married in the early part of the present century. They became the parents of the following children: Mrs. C.D. Bailey, Mrs. Henry N. Bailey, Miss Letitia and Miss Janet Cherrington and brothers James, William, Ned, John G. and Thomas.
     Judge Thomas Cherrington was born March 29, 1837. He was raised on a farm near the city, and received the usual education afforded by the country school, at Gallia Academy and at Delaware College, at which college he graduated at about the time of the breaking out of the war in 1860. When the perpetuity of the Union was endangered, he like thousands of other brave and patriotic young men rushed to its defense, raising a company of Delaware troops with which he served till the close of the war.
     When the war ended he began the study of law with the late Samuel A. Nash and attended later and graduated from the Cincinnati Law School and shortly after entered in a law partnership with Hon. H.S. Neal which was continued until he went upon the bench as one of the Judges of the Circuit Court which position he held for 26 years or until last October when he retired.
     He was first married to Miss Hattie Walker of Delaware who bore him one son, Pennel, named after his grandfather Cherrington, and who will return to attend the funeral services. His wife died shortly after Pennel’s birth, and about 15 years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Virginia Gartrell, of Ashland, a sister of the wife of the late Will Kerr, of Ironton.
     He was taken ill only a few days before his death with bronchitis which ended in bronchial pneumonia and unexpectedly closed a life that has been of great service to his countrymen. His sister Mrs. Eliza Bailey is in receipt of a letter from him written only a few days ago, in which he stated that he expected to be up on a visit in a few days. Of course such sad news following came as a shock to all.
     While Judge Cherrington’s home was elsewhere, his seat upon the Bench and his frequent visits to Gallia county to relatives, have kept him more than ordinarily in touch with his boyhood friends and he is pleasantly and admiringly remembered by all of our elderly and even middle aged citizens all of whom will deeply regret his departure.
     As to his public career it needs no commendation from us, or indeed from any one. It speaks for itself. Twenty-six years a Circuit Court Judge with scarce an effort on his part for re-election is a record that should satisfy the must ambitious and deserving. His home and life were always creditable and commendable. His manhood was that of the strictest integrity. His mind was clear, brilliant comprehensive and decisive. He was a speaker of the most persuasive and effective style, logical and delighting. His heart was kindly, sympathetic and generous and he was a most pleasing and entertaining companion for the learned and unlearned and while those nearest to him perhaps loved him most, his good qualities were spread abroad over a wide circle of friends who will feel great sorrow at his death.
     Funeral Services. The funeral of Judge Thomas Cherrington will be held at Ironton tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Attorneys from this city who contemplate going are requested to meet with the Bar at Ironton, at 2:00 P.M. and go together to the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
17 May 1912
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Cherrrington, Thomas Jefferson

Dallas Man Is Found Dead in Lodging Friday

     T.J. Cherrington, aged about 80 years, was found dead in his room in the Wilson building above the Hayter book store Friday afternoon. It is thought that death was due to heart failure and that death took place sometime Thursday afternoon. The body was found by Breese Gibson, old friend of Cherrington, who went up to see him him. Mr. Cherrington had been in apparently good health. His only (surviving) child, Mrs. Lynn Chapman, left Thursday by auto with her husband for Long Beach, California, for a winter trip. Efforts are being made to locate them en route.
     Cherrington came to Dallas from Salem about 30 years ago and opened a photograph gallery. He retired from this work about 15 years ago. A son, North cherrington, was a Dallas druggist. He later went east and entered the wholesale drug business (McKesson and Robbins Drug Firm in New York). He died about a year ago. Funeral arrangements are held up pending word from Mrs. Chapman.

Funeral Services Held from Dallas (Polk Co., OR)
     Funeral services were held in Dallas Monday for T.J. Cherrington and Forrest
Guthrie, will known local men who died suddenly last week. Mr. Cherrington's funeral was held at 2 o'clock with burial in the Dallas cemetery (should be Salem cemetery where other family members are also buried).

[Note: He was born January 25, 1845 in Gallia County, Ohio to Jefferson and Mary Hank
Cherrington. He was married twice, first in 1875 to Hattie Strawn and second to Anna Bowser by whom he had no children. He served in Co. E, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Salem Pioneer Cemetery in Marion County, Oregon.]

Capital Journal, Oregon Newspaper
January 29 and February 1, 1927
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Cherrington, Wesley Fletcher

Former Resident Dead
     Wesley Fletcher Cherrington passed away at his home at Marion, Kansas, on July 14, 1914, aged 89 years. He was a resident of Gallia County for over 50 years and was a half-brother of J.S. Cherrington of Bidwell and J.H. Cherrington of Gallipolis. Mrs. Fannie Denney of Evergreen is a daughter of the deceased.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 20, 1914

Cherrington, Wesley Fletcher

Wesley Fletcher Cherrington
     We are in receipt of a Marion, Kansas, paper containing notice of the death and funeral services of the late Wesley Fletcher Cherrington, for more than half a century a resident of Gallia County. Mr. Cherrington passed away on July 14, 1914, at his home in Kansas, aged 89 years, 7 months and 24 days. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.O. Ebright of Eldorado, Kansas, who 30 years ago was a Methodist minister of the Ohio Conference and for several years served the Gallipolis Circuit.
     Mr. Cherrington was a half-brother of Messrs. J. Summerfield Cherrington of Bidwell, and John H. Cherrington of Gallipolis. He was born at Evergreen in 1824. In 1854 he was united in marriage with Suzanne Stevens, whose parents resided near what is now Kerr's Station. She survives her aged husband. To them were born eleven children, seven of whom are living and one of whom is Mrs. Fannie Denney of Evergreen. The others all reside in the west.
     Mr. Cherrington came of good stock. He joined the Methodist Church at 18 years and lived a faithful christian life all his days. For the past 30 years he resided in Kansas, where he was honored and respected as well as in this, his native home. He was an uncle of C.W. Kerr, Mrs. Jordan Booth and County Surveyor J.T. Weed of this city, and had hosts of relatives in various parts of the county.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallia Times
August 19, 1914
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Cherrington, Whitfield

In Memoriam
     Whitfield Cherrington, youngest son of John and Jane H. Cherrington, was born at Evergreen, O., November 7th, 1843, and died of pneumonia at Warsaw, Mo., Jan. 6th, 1897. At the age of 18 he enlisted in Co. L, 7th O.V. Calvary and bravely fought under the old flag until traitors laid down their arms. In 1869 he moved to Benton county, Mo., and resided there until till his death. He was County Surveyor of Benton county 16 years. He was honorable, upright and fearless, always standing for the right, as God gave him to see the right. He was never married and after death was brought here by loving friends and laid to rest within sight of where he spent his youthful days. He was a member of the G.A.R. also of the Order of Odd Fellows. His funeral was preached at Westerman to a large congregation. He was carried to the grave by six of his nephews, viz: V.C. Weed, C.W. Kerr, William T. Halstead, Fred and Summer Cherrington, Jr.. He has gone to his reward. [only 5 named]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 5, 1897
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Cherrington, William Bramwell

W.B. Cherrington Dies in Wellston Sunday
Civil War Veteran Widely Related in This County
     News was received here of the death at his home of Wellston, of W.B. Cherrington, a prominent business man of that city. Mr. Cherrington, who was a veteran of the Civil war, was more than 80 years old and had been in failing health for some time. He is widely related in Gallia county, a brother, Wesley, living at Thurman. One son survives. Funeral will be held at his late home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

[Note: He was born December 5, 1845 to Levi and Permelia Manring Cherrington and died July 8, 1928. He served in Co. I, 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Jackson, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 9, 1928
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Chick, Charles Jefferson

Jefferson Chick Dead
     Jefferson Chick, an old soldier and a well known resident of Patriot, died at his home Saturday. His widow and several children survive him. The funeral was Tuesday.

(6-4-1919 pg 1)

In Memory
     Charles Jefferson Chick was born March 2, 1846, and passed to the Great Beyond May 31, 1919 at his home. He was united in holy matrimony to Charity Amanda Woodruff, Oct. 6, 1870, who died Feb. 24, 1895. To this happy union, were born eight children, two of whom died in infancy. He was married March 26, 1902 to Miss Laura Tope, who survives him. He is also survived by his children of the first union: J. B. Chick, Jackson, Ohio, Mrs. G. W. Tope, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mrs. A. O. Eisnaugle, Jackson, Ohio. E. E. Chick, Detroit, Mich., T. T. Chick, Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Aletha Alice Chick, who resides at home. Seventeen grandchildren also survive.
     Mr. Chick served his country with the Union forces during the Civil War as private, Co. F 141st Regiment, Ohio Infantry; was honorably discharged from service Sept. 3, 1865, and has three grandsons who served in the Great World War, representing three different branches of the service. Mr. Chick has had poor health for a number of years, being a helpless invalid for the past year. He bore his suffersing with great patience and fortitude, and as Paul of old, "He has fought the fight and kept the faith." He united with the Methodist M. E. Church at Bethseda, of which he remaind a faithful member. He had a cheerful and loving disposition, and was a loving father and husband, always looking on the bright side of life, living in the sunshine of love.
     The family extends sincere thanks to their friends for their kind attention and floral offerings in their hour of bereavement.

Unknown publication in Bossard Library in Gallipolis
6-11-1919 pg 4
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Also submitted by Charles Wright with the following information:

[Note: Buried in White Cemetery, Harrison Twp.]

The Gallia Times
Wednesday, June 12, 1919
Vol. XXL NO. 24                                                                                                 Top of Page


Chick, George

     DIED - In this town on Saturday last, March 29, 1862, at the residence of Mr. Robert ? Sisson, after a short illness, Mr. George Chick, aged 42 years.
     With the subject of the above notice we have had the pleasure of being intimately acquainted during the last eighteen months. We have associated with him around the family altar. When the call was made for troops to defend the Union, and support the Constitution, he was among the first to respond. Leaving a pleasant home and bidding farewell to the companion of his bosom, he joined the Ironton Cavalry then on its march to the defense of Western Virginia. Having faithfully discharged his duty as a soldier, he received an honorable discharge from the three months service, but immediately re-enlisted for three years in the 53rd Ohio Infantry Volunteers, where he remained until his death, no blood has stained his garments yet he has sacrificed his life upon the altar of his country none the less. And although his name may not be recorded upon the pages of history, no stately monument mark his resting place, yet, in the circle of his acquaintances his name, his patriotism, his many acts of kindness and brotherly affection will be remembered.
     As a Christian he was zealous and faithful to the last and we believe has now obtained the great object for  which he lived. While a member of the ME. I. Church, he has successfully filled the positions of steward, class leader, and Sabbath school superintendent. In him society has lost a member, the Church a pillar, and the wife a husband. But we rejoice that what is our loss is his gain. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord., from henceforth you saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.
H. Berkstresser

[Note: Buried in Patriot Cemetery, Perry Twp. B--Sept. 4, 1819]

Gallipolis Journal
April 13, 1862
Vol. XXVII, NO. 20
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Chick, James

Death of James Chick
     Mr. James Chick died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Miller, near Mechanicsburg, O., last Friday, after a short illness from paralysis. He was 72 years of age and is survived by the following children, his wife having died about 8 years ago; Mrs. W. A. Miller, Mrs. S. L. Lewis of Angel, Mrs. Landthorn, of Eureka, Mrs. Whitt Taylor, of Angola, Thomas J. of Green township, and Late Chick, of Washington, C.H. He had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Miller since last fall, and since the death of his wife had divided his time among his children.
     The remains arrived here Saturday and were taken to Macedonia Sunday, by Wetherholt where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Ewing. Mr. Chick was a member of the Christian church and a good citizen and his death will be regretted by many friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 18, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Chick, James

Paralysis Causes Death of James Chick
Burial at Macedonia Sunday
     James Chick, aged nearly 72, well known in the lower part of the county, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Miller, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio last Friday morning. On the Tuesday previous he was stricken with paralysis, rendering him helpless and practically speechless. He had lived with the Millers since last fall, and had been in the habit of dividing his time among his children since the death of his wife 7 or 8 years ago.
     Mr. Chick was born April 2, 1831. He lived many years with the late Wm. Louks of Harrison Tp. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. W. A. Miller, Mrs. S. L. Lewis of Angel, Mrs. Lanthorn of Chambersburg, Mrs. Whitt Taylor of Angola, Thomas J. of Green Tp., Late Chick of Washington C. H.
The body arrived here Saturday evening, and Sunday was taken by Wetherholt to Macedonia, where the funeral was conducted by Rev. W. E. Ewing, beginning at 11 o’clock.
     Many old friends, besides the numerous relatives, will be sorry to hear of Mr. Chick’s death. He was a member of the Christian Church and a good man.

[Note: He was a Squirrel Hunter in the Civil War.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 16, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Chick, Sylvester T.

Chick
     Sylvester T. Chick, aged 85 years and for many years a resident of Sedgwick died Monday morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home, death being due to heart trouble and senility. The deceased was born in Gallia County, Ohio in 1834. When a young man he enlisted in the Civil War and was a member of the 173rd Ohio Volunteers.
     His parents, William T and Matilda Chick were pioneer residents of Gallia County. The deceased was a member of the Sedgwick M. E. Church and the Dick Lambert Post of the city. He is survived by two sons and two daughters: Charles and Edwin E Chick of Sedgwick, Mrs. William Fletcher of Sedgwick and Mrs. Bennett of Oakland, Cal. The wife of the deceased passed away in 1912 and since that time has made his home with his children.
     The funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Sedgwich M. E. Church, Rev. Morris officiating. Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery under the direction of Gholson and Sons.

Unknown publication in Brossard Library in Gallipolis
5-6-1919
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                          Top of Page


Church, Alexander

Alex. Church Dead
     Alexander Church, a Civil War veteran, died Wednesday, January 17, 1912, aged 80 years. He was married to Frances Tucker in 1855 and leaves five children to mourn their loss: George, Edward, Cora, Mrs. Alice Yoho and Mrs. William Sheets. The funeral was conducted by Rev. N. B. Burnett, burial following at Mercerville by Undertaker J. W. Stevers.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 25, 1912 No. 94
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Church, Alexander W.

Death of Alex. W. Church
     Alex. W. Church, was born in Greenbrier Co., Va., June 10, 1831, died Jan. 17, 1912 of pulmonary trouble, aged 80 years, 7 mo. 7 day.
     He was married to Frances Tucker in 1855, and to this union were born ten children, five of whom survive him. George, Mrs. Alice Yoho, Mrs, Wm. Sheets, Cora and Edward besides a number of grand-children and a host of relatives and friends who mourn the loss of this good man.
     During his early married life he was converted and lived a happy consecrated life. He was the class leader of the church where he was converted, also the singing teacher. He joined Co. G, first regiment of Va., served three years and received an honorable discharge.
     He chose as the verse for his funeral discourse, Job. 14--14, "If a man die, shall he live again. All the days of my appointed time will I await till my change come."
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. N. B. Burnett at Mercerville. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to his last resting place, which spoke of the high esteem in which he was held by his acquaintances.

The home is broken, the daughter and grand-daughter are left lonely and heart-broken. God has promised to be the father to the fatherless. May the family ties that are severed here be united in heaven.
                                                                                                A. Friend

Gallipolis Journal Wednesday
Jan . 24, 1912
Vol. 94 NO. 36 or 56 (?)
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Claffin, John

     Mr. John Claffin died at his home near Bulaville this morning, in the 56th year of his age. The funeral services will be conducted Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the Addison townshouse, most probably by Rev. W.J. Fulton. The interment will follow at the Rife cemetery by Undertaker Glassburn.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Clark, Amos

Amos Clark Dead

Prominent Gallia County Citizen Passed Away at Xenia
     Auditor James S. Clark received the sad news, this morning, that had been foreshadowed in these columns, of the death of his father at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ada Lackey of Xenia, O. It is thought that the body will reach here Wednesday evening, when Undertaker Wetherholt will have charge, but further details of the funeral and burial cannot be given at this time, being undetermined.
     Mr. Clark was born at Winterport, Maine, 72 years ago the 8th of last December. He came to New Orleans when only 19 years of age, and followed the river up to Chambersburg, and later he and brother Joshua went to merchandizing together and running the wharfboat there. Later on he bought a farm and became a farmer prominent as such and later on formed a partnership with Capt. William Graham and Jacob Riggs, under the firm name of Graham, Clark & Riggs, and boated produce south for perhaps 30 years and bought up large quantities of fruit, running into immense transactions some years. A year ago he sold his farm to John Sanders and has done nothing since but try to recuperate his failing health which began several years ago, but in the last two years particularly so. Last fall he went to Florida and spent his winter at St. Petersburg with his wife, they only arriving North recently, and going immediately to Xenia where they have been sojourning until the end.
     Mr. Clark was a member of the State Board of Equalization a few years ago, and had been often spoken of for high places in the State, but shifting conditions in politics never seemed to be quite opportune, but he was recognized as capable and worthy of distinguished preferment.
     He was married first to Miss Fannie Riggs in June, 1865, and became the father of Mrs. R. B. Ewing of Carlisle, O., Mrs. Dr. Lackey of Xenia, and Mr. J. S. Clark, the present auditor of Gallia county.
Mrs. Clark dying, he was united in marriage the second time to Mrs Sallie Harper, widow of the late Attorney Eben Harper, in October, 1881, and she survives him without children.
     He was a member of the M.E. church and a highly moral christian main of a kindly and agreeable nature and much respected and admired by a large acquaintance and sincerely and devotedly loved by family and relatives.

Addendum: ....found in a second obit "Served 3 years in the 36th OVI and was promoted to Second Lt." 

[Note: Amos is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Hon. Amos Clark Died At Xenia Yesterday Morning
Well Known and Highly Respected Throughout County
     Yesterday morning Auditor James S. Clark received a telegram that his father, Hon. Amos Clark had died at 5:45 o'clock in Xenia, O., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. L. Lackey. Mr. Clark had been in failing health for some time and spent the past winter in Florida in the hope of being benefited by a change of climate. He returned to Xenia about two months ago and since then failed rapidly. He was born in Westport, Me., December 8th, 1839 and was 72 years, 5 months and 36 days old. For a short time he was a sailor and when 19 years of age came to this country from New Orleans and located near Chambersburg. In connection with his brother he operated a store and wharfboat at that place for a number of years.
     June 2, 1865, he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Riggs, and they became the parents of three children, Auditor James S. Clark, Mrs. R. B. Ewing, of Carlisle, Ohio, and Mrs. B. L. Lackey, of Xenia, all of whom survive. In October 1881, several years after the death of his first wife, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sallie Ingels Harper, who survives him.
     For over twenty-five years he was engaged in the apple and produce business with the firm of Graham Clark and Riggs and was very successful. Until two years ago he owned one of the best farms on the Ohio River and was always a progressive wide-awake farmer.
     He served three years in the Civil War in the 36th O. V. I. and was promoted to Second Lieutenant for meritorious service. He was also a member of the State Board of Equalization at one time and for years was prominent and active in Republican politics.
     Mr. Clark could fitly be described as a gentleman of the old school and as a man of sterling worth. He was widely known in this section of the country and highly respected. His relatives have the sincere sympathy of many friends, who are grieved to learn of their loss.
     His body will arrive here on the H. V. Thursday evening and will be taken in charge by Wetherholt. The funeral services will be held at the residence of James S. Clark Friday morning and will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Fields.
     Three brothers also survive; J. M. Clark of Topeka, Kan., Henry B, of Girard, Kan. and Augustus of Winterport, Me.

[Note: Died- June 4, 1912, Buried in Mound Hill in Gallipolis Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal June 5, 1912
Vol. 94 , NO. 12
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Clark, Daniel

Death of Daniel Clark
     Mr. Daniel Clark, aged 78 years, died at his home at Pine Grove Saturday, August 2, 1902. The funeral services were conducted at the Porter M. E. Church Tuesday, Rev. W. H. Gibbons, of Rodney, officiating. Interment at the Clark cemetery in Morgan Township by Wetherholt.
     He was a high respected citizen and a veteran of the civil war. He had been ill with malarial fever for several weeks.
     He left four daughters, Mrs. Will Wines, of Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. John Wines, of Knoxville, Ia., Mrs. Thomas Shaver, of this county, and Miss Lotta at home; also two sons, William, of Knoxville, Ia., and Frank at home, his wife having died in March, 1900.
     He was a brother of Mrs. John Irwin, of Springfield, and Mrs. Isaac Rowley, of Middleport, and also the following who are deceased: Mrs. Irwin of this city, Mrs. Elias Wetherholt, John, William and Richard Clark.

[Note: B - August 9, 1828 D- Aug. 2, 1902 (obit).. Buried Clark Cemetery, Morgan Twp. Co. B, 193rd OVI]

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 8, 1902
Vol. XXXV, NO. 41
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Clark, Daniel

Death of Daniel Clark
     Mr. Daniel Clark, a prominent citizen of Pine Grove P. O., Springfield township, passed over to the eternal shore last Saturday evening, August 2, 1902, aged 73 years. His funeral services were Tuesday at 10 a.m., at the Porter M. E. Church, of which he had been almost a life long member, conducted by Rev. W. H. Gibbons of Rodney, the burial following at Clark cemetery, Morgan township, by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     He left four daughters, Mrs. Will Wines, of Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. John Wines, of Knoxville, Ia., Mrs. Thomas Shaver, of this county, and Miss Lotta at home; also two sons, William, of Knoxville, Ia., and Frank at home, his wife having died in March 1900. He was a brother of Mrs. John Irwin, of Springfield, and Mrs. Isaac Rowley, of Middleport, and also the following who are deceased: Mrs. Irwin, of this city, Mrs. Elias Wetherholt, John William and Richard Clark.
     He was a good citizen and a soldier of the Civil War and had been ill for several weeks with malarial fever from which he died.

Gallipolis Tribune
Tuesday, August 5, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Clark, George W.

George W. Clark Of This City Died Thursday Evening in 69th Year
     George W. Clark of lower Second Ave. died last Thursday evening at eleven o'clock as the result of a stroke of paralysis, aged 68 years and 2 days. He had been a resident of the city for 9 years coming here from Clay Tp. He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in the 193rd O. V. I. After the close of the war he was successively engaged in teaching, farming and the merchandise business.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Frances Dickey and by four children, Mrs. Walter Wise of Providence, Mrs. D. S. Oakley of Greensboro. N. S. , Emory Clark of Swan Creek and Curtis Clark of Leaper. Also by four sisters, Mrs. Wayne Lanier of Bush's Mill, Mrs. Abe Day of Leaper, Mrs. John Warren of Huntington and Mrs. Henry Clark of Kansas. He was a member of Providence church and a Christian man.
     The funeral services were held at Providence church in Clay Tp. at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. Ira Sheets. Burial in the church cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Journal
April 26, 1911
Vol., 93 , NO. 8
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Clark, George Washington     

G. W. Clark Dead       
Was a Well Known Citizen
Funeral at Providence Last Sunday
           
     George Washington Clark, residing at the lower end of Second Avenue departed this life at 11 o'clock Thursday evening, April 20, 1911, at the age of 68 years and 2 days.  Brief religious services were held shortly before 9 o'clock Sunday morning when the funeral cortege was formed and the body, in charge of Hayward, taken to Providence church on Swan Creek, in Clay township, where regular funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ira Sheets, pastor of the church, the interment following in Providence churchyard.
     Mr. Clark is survived by his wife and four children ---Mrs. Walter Wise, of Providence,  Mr. Emory Clark of Swan Creek,  Mr. Curtis Clark, of Leaper, and Mrs. D. S. Oakley, of Greensboro, N. C., all present at this departure for the better land.
     He is also survived by four sisters -- Mrs. Henry Clark of Kansas, Mrs. John Warren of Huntington,  Mrs. Wayne Lanier of Bush's Mill, and Mrs. Abe Day of Leaper.
     In early life Mr. Clark farmed and taught school.  In the last call for troops he entered the army, becoming a member of the 193rd O. V. I. and served till the close of the great struggle that made us a united nation.  After the war he taught school and farmed.
     In 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Frances Dickey, a daughter of Riley Dickey, a prominent citizen of the county, and became a merchant and kept store in Clay township for ten years.  He sold his possessions in the country and moved to the city nine years ago, and has lived here ever since.
     Mr. Clark was one of the best men in the county.  He was a Mason. 

Gallipolis Bulletin  
April 27, 1911
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Clark, Henry B.

H.B. Clark Dead
One of Five Brothers Who Served During the Civil War
     H.B. Clark, who visited his brother, Hon. Amos Clark, here two years ago, died at Girard, Kansas, Mar. 20, aged 87. He had lived at Girard 35 years. His wife, a sister of George W. Clark who lived on Second avenue, died last December.
     Five Clark brothers, including Amos and H.B. served during the Civil War, three of them being commissioned officers. They enlisted in Massachusetts, Ohio and West Virginia regiments. The sole surviving brother is Augustus, at Winterpoint, Maine, and he is in very poor health.

[Note: Henry and brothers Amos and Joshua all served in Co. I, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Amos has an obituary on this list. Joshua in 1912 was living in Topeka, Kansas and died before Henry did.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 3, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Clark, Jacob

    Jacob Clark was born in Monroe County, Ohio to Jacob and Margaret Roach Clark. He enlisted in Co. D, 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at at the age of 27 on August 12, 1862. He died of disease at the Gallipolis Field Hospital July 9, 1864 and is buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis. He left a widow Elizabeth E. Bolden Clark and two minor children, Margaret Elnora and David Allen. Elizabeth remarried to William Beam and then to Adam Henthorn who died in 1895. She was living in Lone Tree, Tyler County, West Virginia in 1903.

Obit constructed from soldier records, newspaper report and family information
Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1864
Constructed by Henny Evans


Clark, Jacob S.

Death of Mr. Clark
     Mr. Jacob S. Clark, one of the well known citizens of Harrison township, died December 22, 1905, aged 70 years and 27 days. He was born Nov. 25, 1835, and in 1852 was married to Catherine Boster and two children were born, one dying in infancy, and America Cornell, of Ohio township. Mrs. Clark died in 1855.
He served in Company M Seventh Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, and in August, 1865, was married to Rebecca Calhoun, who died about four months ago. To this union were born nine children, Elmer E. of Sangamon, Ill., Clinton C., of Graysville, Mo., Erastus E., Isaac N., Vinton, John and Bertha Clark , Ella Mitchell and Lillie Calhoun all of Harrison Tp.
     Mr. Clark was an upright citizen, kind and loving to his family and a consistent Christian. His death will be greatly regretted by a wide circle of friends who will sympathize with the bereaved ones. The funeral was held at Macedonia Church by Rev. Massie, burial by Undertaker Myers.

[Note: Has Stone]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 29, 1905
Vol. XXXIX, NO. 8
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Clark, James

Death of James Clark
     Mr. James Clark, of Bidwell, died at his son Andrew's near Rio Grande, Saturday night, March 1st, of softening of the brain. He left a wife, three daughters and two or three sons. He was an old soldier and had been allowed an increase of pension of $24 a month in addition of $24 which he had been drawing, on account of receiving a broken hip. He was a nice old man, much respected.

[Note: He served in Co. M, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and is buried at Old Pine in Raccoon Township, 77 years, 3 months and 10 days.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 3, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Clark, James L.

Death of an Old Soldier
     Colonel Clark, an old soldier, living near Northup, died Friday night Jan. 30, 1920, after a lingering illness with complications due to his advanced age. No further particulars are known at present.

[Note: he is buried in Fox-Fairview Cemetery in Walnut Township and he served in Co. C, 117th O.V.I. He was born Feb. 28, 1835 and died Jan. 31, 1920 according to his death certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 31, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Clark, John

     John Clark was born near London, England about 1808 as he was 52 in 1860. He married Mary Jones and they lived in Mason County, West Virginia until 1858 when they moved to Gallia County. He was a gunner in the English Navy. In 1862 he enlisted in the 18th Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery and gave his age as 45 or born about 1817. He died of disease during the war April 16, 1863 at Lexington, Kentucky and is buried at the Lexington National Cemetery.
     He was survived by his wife Mary. Children included Mrs. Mary Pritchett, T. Roman, George W., William, James, Susan Ruthman and Ann.

Obit created from son's obit, roster, census
Created by Henny Evans


Clark, John

     Died, near Porter, Gallia county, O., Nov. 15th, 1875, Mr. John Clark, in the 52y of his age.

[Note: John served as a Squirrel Hunter and is buried in Clark Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis paper found in old scrapbook
1875
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Clark, John

     CLARK - November 15th, 1875, at his residence in Morgan township, John Clark, aged 51 years, after a severe illness of nine days.

[Note: His tombstone indicates a death of 15 Nov 1875 age 51y 6m 4d. He was buried in Clark Cemetery, Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday November 18, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Clark, Joshua M.

     Col. J.M. Clark died at his home at Topeka, Kansas, October 9, 1912, aged 89 years. Col. Clark was an uncle of Auditor J.S. Clark and was a former merchant for many years at Chambersburg, this county, and was county commissioner just after the war. He married a Miss Chambers of Chambersburg and was a most excellent man in every way.

[Note: Joshua Clark was born in Maine about 1824. He came to Gallia County with his brothers Amos and Henry by 1860 and lived in Chambersburg where he was listed as a boatman. The brothers ran a store and wharfboat at Chambersburg. The three brothers all served in Co. I, 36th Ohio volunteer Infantry. Two other brothers served also but not in Ohio. Augustus served in Maine and the last brother is not known. Joshua moved to Illinois and then to Kansas. Joshua died in Topeka, Kansas between June 1912 and March 1914.
Information gathered from brothers' obits, census and Official Roster and Compiled by Henny Evans.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 24, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Clark, Lewis D.

Aged Resident Dies Thursday
     Lewis D. Clark, son of Anna and Isaac Clark, was born in Harrison township, NOv. 25, 1841, and departed this life Jan. 9, 1919, at his home in Chambersburg aged 77 years, one month and 14 days.
     He was united in marriage with Marie Louise Neal on Oct. 13, 1862. To them nine children were born---Noah S. Clark of Bladen, L.V. Clark, deceased, Mrs. Belle Patekin, deceased, Mrs. Emma Archer of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Mrs. Emma Bailey, deceased, Mrs. Myrtie Stephens, deceased, Lew Clark of Springfield, John at home, and Mrs. Della Bodimer of Eureka. His aged widow, 5 children, 31 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn for him.
     Mr. Clark had been totally blind for 7 years. He had two brothers who were blind. He had been ill only a short time from paralysis. He was a good citizen and will be greatly missed in his home and the community in which he lived.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Clay Chapel by Rev. Samuel Lewis and Rev. McCall. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery by undertaker Stevers of Mercerville.

[Note: He served in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and is buried in Clay Chapel in Clay Township.]

Gallia Times
January 15, 1919
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Clark, Lorenzo

Death of Lorenzo Clark

     Mr. Lorenzo Clark died at the home of his son, Mr. A. A. Clark, in this city, Tuesday night, January 18, 1903, after a 15 months' illness of paralysis, aged 77 years. His wife had died about two years ago. He was the father of the following children: J. W. Clark, Oak county, Mo., Mrs. W. B. Grover, Kyger; W. A. Clark, Kansas; Charles, Benjamin and Alonzo Clark of Iowa; Mrs. H. C. Wilson of near Porter, and Mr. A. A. Clark of Gallipolis. He leaves two brothers also. Mr. Wm. Clark of Morgan Township, and Mr. Alonzo Clark of Cheshire Township, Mrs. R. M. Ewing of Pittsburg, Pa.
     Mr. Clark was highly respected and well known throughout the county and his death will be a source of regret to many friends. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Clark Chapel, near Pine Grove, under the auspices of Harry Sisson Post, G. A. R., the deceased being a veteran of the civil war. Rev. McBride delivered the funeral oration.

[Note: Stone Note. B-1826]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 23, 1903
Vol. XXXVI, NO. 13
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Clark Perry

Death of Old Soldier
     Perry Clark died Thursday, Dec 6, in Walnut township ofo complications, at the age of 73. He was an old soldier and a well known man who is survived by a widow and four children.
     The funeral was held at Walnut Ridge Saturday. Burial by undertaker Myers.

[Note: From Death Certificate, B - Dec. 23, 1845, D - Dec. 6, 1917]

Gallipolis Joournal
Dec. 13. 1917
Vol. 99, NO. 49
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Clark, Samuel L.

Clark
     Mr. Samuel S. Clark passed away last Saturday morning at his home at Eureka, after a long illness, leaving a wife and several grown children to survive him. Mr. Clark was a veteran of the Rebellion and had a reputation as a practitioner for the justices' courts in the lower end of the county. Many old friends will regret his death. The funeral services were conducted at Clay Chapel Monday afternoon at two o'clock and the large attendance attested the esteem in which he was held by his neighbors.

[Note: b. 1831 d. 12/31/1904. From Research....Unit: 2nd Lieut. Co BE, 18th O.V.I. The obituary incorrectly has his middle initial as S. and his military record and cemetery record indicate that it should be Samuel L. Clark.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 6, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII, NO. 11
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Clark, Samuel Vinton

SAMUEL VINTON CLARK
Soldier and Veteran Teacher died Friday Night in 80th year
     Samuel Vinton Clark, of near Angola, died Friday night aged 79 years, 1 month, and 17 days after a brief illness with kidney and bladder trouble. He was a soldier in the civil war and a highly respected and well known citizen thoughout the county. He began teaching school at the age of 14 and in all taught 149 terms of school, a record which has seldom been surpassed in this coutry. He retired from teaching about 20 years ago. Fifty years ago, he was married to Elizabeth Dickey and they were the parents of eight children, seven of whom survivve. Those surviving are, Mrs. E. E. Gillingham, wife of Mayor Gillingham of Wellston, Mrs. A. A. Cottrell and Mrs. C. A. Gillingham of Thivener, E. M. Clark of Alton, Ill., E. H. Of New Castle, Ind., C. W. of Bluffton, Ind., and W. A. of Chicago. All of the children attended the funeral. E. M. holds a responsible position with the Standard Oil Co. and the other boys are electrical engineers and hold good positions.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Clay Chapel by Rev. Fields and Dailey. Burial at the cemetery under the auspices of the Chamberburg Lodge of Masons by Wetherholt.

[Note: From Gallia County death records: born: 25 Mar 1832, date of death: 12 May 1911.]

Gallipolis newspaper
May 1911
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Clark, Samuel V. Clark

Samuel V. Clark Died Last Saturday
     Samuel Vinton Clark of Angola, Clay Township, departed this life Friday night, May 11, 1911, aged 79 years. He had been sick for a long time with a complication of troubles. He had been a school teacher for many years, but had been forced to give it up several years ago on account of failing eye-sight. He had taught altogether 149 terms of school. He was a gallant patriotic soldier, having served during the Civil War.
    Mr. Clark was born in Clay Township, his parent being Isaac and Annie Clark. He was the oldest of all of a family of nine children, only one being left alive, E. L. Clark, of Chambersburg. His wife was the daughter of Wilson and Elizabeth Dickey, they having been married fifty years ago in December. He leaves daughters, Mrs. Gillingham, wife of Mayor Gillingham of Wellston, Mrs. Charles Gillingham and Mrs. S. A. Cottrell, one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Kennedy being dead; also four sons, E. M. of Alton, Ill., E. H. of New Castle, Ind., C. W. of Bluffton, Ind., and W. A. of Chicago.
    The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Clay Chapel by Rev. J. R. Field and Rev. Daily, the Masonic Lodge also conducting their services. The interment was by Wetherholt. Mr. Clark had lived a long and useful life and his memory will be kept green by a host of warm friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 15, 1911
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Clark, Sylvester

     Sylvester enlisted August 30, 1862 in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry as a private. He was taken prisoner October 22, 1863 at Blue Springs, Tennessee. He died October 25, 1864 and his burial site is not known.

[Note: Place of death is probably either Florence, or Charleston, South Carolina. The Andersonville prisoners were being transferred there when the rebels became concerned that Sherman's army might be aiming to liberate the Andersonville prison.]

Obit constructed from newspaper article and soldier records
Gallipolis Journal
January 19, 1865
Constructed by Henny Evans


Clark,Thaddeus Roman

T. Roman Clark
Well Known Citizen and Civil War Veteran Passes
     Mr. Thaddeus Roman Clark died at his home on lower Fourth avenue, Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 1917, at the age of a little past 70. Mr. Clark was born in Mason County, W.Va., Jan. 20th, 1847, and was the
son of the late John and Mary Clark a well known and highly respected pioneer family who came to Gallipolis from Mason county in 1858 when the state was then known as Virginia.
     Roman Clark's brother John and sister Mrs. Peter Pritchett preceded him to the great beyond several years ago. He is survived by one brother, Mr. Geo. W. Clark, a well known traveling salesman for the Cockley Milling Co., of Lexington, O., two sisters, Mrs. Susan Ruthman of Hunt, Ill., and Miss Ann Clark of this city with home he resided and who was most devoted to her brother and looked after him tenderly during his several weeks of illness which began with a severe cold and ended in heart exhaustion.
     Roman Clark was a dyer in his younger days in the Woolen Mills of Gallipolis and Charleston and was an expert in that profession. Later on he became a painter and has followed that vocation for several years.
He was a soldier during the Civil War belonging to the 193rd Regt. O.V.I. and was honorably discharged from the service at the close of the war. Never until late years and at the solicitation of friends would he apply for a pension.
     "Rome" Clark or "Uncle Paddy" as he was best known to his friends many of whom were the little folks was a kindly man with a big heart, always ready to help others and was a good citizen who had many friends all of whom will greatly regret to hear of his death which while expected came as a shock.
     The funeral will occur Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from Mr. Clark's late
home and burial will be at Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt. The Rev. Dr. Cherrington of Grace Methodist church will conduct the services.

Mr. Clark's Funeral
     The funeral of the late Roman Clark was largely attended Tuesday afternoon and the floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. The Rev. Dr. Cherrington conducted the service and the burial was in charge of Wetherholt at Pince Street cemetery. The pall bearers were Will H. Anderson, Harry Welch, J.R. Barker, Bert
France, Chas. W. Martin and Frank I. Shaw.
     Mr. Clark's father the late Mr. John Clark was an Englishman born in a suburb of London. He was a gunner in his day in the English navy. Coming to this country entered the Civil War and died from disease contracted in the service of his country and was buried in the Military Cemetery at Lexington, Ky.

[Note: According to his death certificate he is buried in Pine Street Cemetery as is his brother George W.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 29 and 30, 1917
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Clark, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Clark, 96, Dies at Thurman Home
Funeral Will be Held There at 1:30 Wednesday
His Death Leaves But Three Union Veterans in Gallia County

     Thomas J. Clark, one of the county's four surviving Union soldiers, died at his home near Thurman early this morning. He was 96 years old on March 7 and is believed to have been the oldest person in Raccoon tp.
Mr. Clark had been in poor health for several months and not long since spent several weeks in the Holzer Hospital. His mind was then clear and he enjoyed his pipe and chatted pleasantly with those who called. He was taken home Jan. 3 Thereafter, there was a slow and gradual decline, yet he manifested much interest as his last birthday drew near and his wishes as to the family's observance of the event were happily carried out.

The Ranks Grow Thin
     The three comrades in this county who survive him are Harvey Russell of Vinton, F.M. Brookman of Kerr, and Captain James A. Gatewood of near Crown City.
     Mr. Clark was born and reared in Walnut tp. but for more than 60 years had lived where he died, his home occupying a picturesque setting atop a high hill north of Thurman. He was a son of John Niday Clark of Patriot, who practiced law in Gallipolis and Ironton, making the trip to and from each county seat (by) horseback, and who was a friend of Salmon P. Chase.
     His grandfather served as a solider in the War of 1812 and his great grandfather was a lieutentant under Washington at Valley Forge. Both these ancestors were named Thomas Clark.
     Mr. Clark was a pleasant and honorable gentleman of the old school, and there was something patriarchal about his figure and features. Mrs. Clark whose maiden name was Mary Ellen waddell died seven years ago.
They were survived by these children: Waldo Clark, Jackson Co; Mrs.James Walker, Thurman; Hannah, Mabel and Clyde Clark, all at home. There is one grandchild of Thurman. They were all tenderly devoted to their father, leaving nothing undone to prolong his life and to make every day pleasant and worthwhile.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 Wednesday, with Rev. C.D. Copley in charge. Burial will be in New Zion cemetery at Thurman by John Thomas of Jackson.

[Note: Thomas served in Co. F, 141st O.V.I. and he is buried over the county line in New Zion Cemetery in Madison Township, Jackson County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 11, 1940
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Clark, W. H.

Death of Ex-Commissioner W. H. Clark
     Mr. W. H. Clark, Ex-County Commissioner, of Lincoln, died suddenly this morning. aged about 65 years.  Our particulars are some what meagre, but we learn that Mr. Clark arose in his usual health this morning, ate his breakfast and went out and did his feeding.  Coming to the house he complained to Mrs. Clark of having pain in his breast, and indeed, he had complained of that before and was not feeling at all well Saturday.  Mrs. Clark stirred up the fire a bit. Mr. Clark was lying down when she did this, and in turning to him found him dead.
     Mrs. Clark, is his second wife.  His first wife's name was Howell. The last was Miss Rhody Walter.  He left several children by his first wife, one Mrs. James Huron who recently moved west from Crown City. Eugene is a soldier in the Philippine Islands.  He has a married daughter at Chattanooga and a son, J. S. Clark, at Newton, Illinois and Charles some where in the west, and four small children by his last wife.
     Mr. Clark was a soldier in Colonel Taylor's Regiment, the 141st Ohio, and drew a pension.  He was commissioner of the County when the Court House was built and served in that capacity six years.  He was a splendid citizen, kind and genial in his ways, and was greatly respected by all who knew him.
The news of his death will be recieved with the greatest regret.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI Number 106
May 8, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed By: Michael L. Trowbridge


Clark, William H.

Clark
     Mr. W. H. Clark, died suddenly at his home in Harrison Township on Monday morning, May 8, 1899, at about 8 o'clock. Mr. Clark arose early and proceeded to attend to his usual morning duties. He returned to the house and complained to Mrs. Clark of a severe pain in his breast near the heart, and asked her to apply some liniment, which she did while he was lying down and while this was being done he passed away.
     Mr. Clark was about 70 years of age and a man well liked by all who knew him. He served in the Civil War being a member of the 141st Ohio. For six years he served on the Board of County Commissioners for this county. The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. C. L. Welch officiating. The burial was at the Dickey graveyard.

[Note: Stone note, B-Dec. 16. 1828, Mt. Pleasant (Dickey Chapel) Cemetery, Harrison Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 13, 1899
Vol. XXXII, NO. 28
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Clark, William Henry

In Memory
     William Henry Clark was born in Gallia County, Ohio, August 2, 1846 and died August 19, 1920, age 71 years and 17 days.
     He was the son of John and Sarah Lewis Clark , whose parents came to America from England in the early history of our country. He was married on September 28, 1876 to Lelia Kennedy. To this union were born five children; Aaron Floyd of Bidwell, Ohio; Henry Horace of Indianapolis, Ind.; Lester Maurice, of Columbus, Ohio; Merchant Irwin, of near Porter, and Sarah V. (Dot) at home.
     The deceased also had two brothers, Charles Clark of Gallipolis, O., and Lewis Clark of Dawson, Iowa. Besides these he had six grandchildren, whose child life added joy and comfort to the later years of his life. All these relatives with the exception of his brother Lewis, who did not reach his bedside until after his death, were with him during his sickness and did all that could be done for his comfort.
     Mr. Clark had been a resident of Porter and the near vicinity during the whole of his life. He became a member of the Porter M. E. Church several years ago and was an active member, always contributing liberally to its support until his death.
     In the days of this country's greatest trial, when his father was called to the army, he volunteered in his father's place, at the age of sixteen, in Co. M 7th Ohio Cavalry, and gave three years of his life to the service of his country.
     Mr. Clark was one of those men whose life and influence was felt for good. He was an industrious and economical and provided well for his family. He was especially interested in the welfare of his children and his advice and example will ever be an inspiration to them.
As a neighbor, Mr. Clark measured up to the highest standard. On all public questions, his conscience was his guide. What is here said may be soon forgotten, but the influence of his life will long be felt in this community, his church and his home.
     The funeral was held Sunday at the Porter church by Revs. Fulton of Rio Grande and Roush of Bidwell. The interment was in Clark's cemetery. The attendance at these last services was very large, fully attesting to the high esteem in which Mr. Clark was held by the community in which he resided.

The Gallia Times
Gallipolis, Ohio
Thursday, August 26, 1920
Vol. XXII, NO. 34
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Clendenin, Charles A.

Lifelong Resident of Gallipolis Died Saturday
80 Years Old
     Charles A. Clendenin, a lifelong resident of Gallipolis, passed away Sunday evening after a lingering illness with cancer of the stomach.
     He was born in this city in 1835 and when 13 years old learned the blacksmith trade. Later he went on the river where he served successfully as mate, pilot and master and was captain of the first government supply boat that passed the fortifications at Vicksburg, the boat being under heavy fire. During the 1881 flood he ran the Str. New Era up Chickamauga Creek to Kerr's Station. Mr. Clendenin at one time owned and operated the Gallipolis Electric Light Plant and was active in this city's affairs for many years.
     One son, Will Clendenin and a daughter Mrs. Edward Berridge of Pt. Pleasant survive him. His wife who was formerly Miss Sophie Gross died many years ago.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday at the Clendenin residence by Rev. Hugh Evans under the auspices of the K of P Lodge. The burial was at Mound Hill by Hayward and the pallbearers were: S. H. Eagle Chas. Clark, J. T. Callahan, F. N Deardorff, R. J. Mauck and A. C. Safford.

[Note: Has Stone. B - Jan. 31, 1835 , D - Jan. 10, 1915]

Gallipolis Journal
January 15, 1915
Vol. 97, NO. 53
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Clinger, Eli

Dead in Washington
     Eli Clinger is dead in Washington. His body will be buried at Charleston beside that of his mother and brother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 10, 1915

Death of Eli Clinger
     Mr. Alfred Evans, living at the head of Second Street, received a telegram Wednesday that his uncle Eli Clinger died Wednesday morning. He was making his home at Washington, D.C., at this time. He has been feeble for several years. He was 74 years of age and was an old soldier of the civil war. He left this city seven years ago. His remains will be taken Thursday afternoon to the home of his sister-in-law Mrs. Mary Clinger, living at Charleston, W.Va. He will be buried Friday afternoon at Charleston.

[Note: He served in Co. B, 173rd Ohio volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 12, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Clinkle, Henry

     Henry Clincle [sic] of Morgan Center, hung himself Oct. 1st; he had been missing about an hour when they found him swinging by the neck in the barn.

[Note: He served in 18th Battery Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery and is buried in Pine Grove in Morgan Township. Record is found under Henry Klinkle.]

Gallipolis Journal
October 9, 1884
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Cofer, Gordon

Death of Gordon Cofer

     Mr. Gordon Cofer, a prominent and venerable citizen of Guyan township, died March 16, 1911, of pneumonia. His funeral services will be at Rio Grande next Monday, and burial there by Undertaker John Stevers of Mercerville. Mr. cofer was in his 82nd year and leaves a large connection besides his six adult children. He is said to have been a most excellent old gentleman highly esteemed by the community where he lived.

[Note: He served in the CSA in Co. E, 30th VA Battn. Sharpshooters. He is buried in Calvary Baptist cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 17, 1911
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Coffman, J. C.

Another Veteran At Rest
     Lieutenant J. C. Coffman, of the regular army, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry Irion, last Monday morning. "Col." Coffman, as he was familiarly known in army circles, will be remembered by every Gallia boy who wore the blue. He enlisted as a volunteer in '61, when a boy of seventeen and was soon commissioned a Second Lieutenant 173rd O.V.I. At the close of the war he received a commission as First Lieutenant in the regular army. While not a West Pointer, he made a good record for himself in the Indian campaign, and was an intimate friend of the gallant Custer. Ill health compelled his retirement from active duty and he has since practiced law, until failing health made him give up any kind of work.
     He left his home in El Reno, Oklahoma, with the vain hope of finding relief by a change of climate, and was visiting friends and relatives in this county before he should depart for Mexico when he was suddenly called to account.
     His devoted young wife cared for him tenderly until the last, and she had his remains laid to rest temporarily in Mercerville cemetery to await final interment in Oklahoma.

[Note: Stone Note. B - June 9, 1843 , D - Dec 23, 1895]

Gallipolis Journal
Wed. Jan. 1, 1896
Vol. LXI , NO. 10
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Cole, Grasson M.

OBITUARY
     Killed at Ebenezer Church, Ala. , April 1st, 1865, Grasson M. Cole, 1st Sergeant of Co. L, 7th O. V. C., aged 22 years and 9 months.
     The deceased was among the number of brave and willing hearts who early responded to the call of their country in the hour of her peril. He passed unharmed through the first term of his service and re-enlisted Nov. 6th, 1862. Unwavering in the discharge of his duty, and acting with heroic valor the part assigned to him, he was still spared, and the long cherished hopes of the waiting hearts at home seemed about to be realized, but alas! the cup so near their lips in a moment was dashed forever! Vain would be our attempt to offer consolation in this hour of dark bereavement, but He is abundantly able who pitieth as a Father. "For though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies, for he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men."

Sadly the moanings of sorrow are blinded
With the glad notes of our nation's refrain,
Comes a low wail with the song of rejoicing
"O for the brave that return not again!"
Angelic Peace with her spotless white pinions
Hovers once more o'er the land of our boast,
Tears dim the smiles that would greet her returning,
Thrills the crushing heartstrings at what she has cost.

High in the galaxy bright and unfading
Glory displays in our country's fair sky,
Shine the bright names of the sons of our Nation,
Sons that could dare for their country, to die,
Yet while a thousand glad voices arising
Tell of the noble who died not in vain,
Sorrowing hearts in their night of deep anguish,
Mourn for the brave the return not again.

Thou whose compassion is fathomless, boundless,
Ruler of nations and Father of all,
Hear thou in heaven and grant our petition
Low at thy footstool submissive we fall,
Heal thou the hearts that are stricken and bleeding,
Pour in the balm of thy mercy and love,
Give them to look with sweet Faith's cloudless vision,
Unto the blissful reunion above.

     Gallipolis, June 20th, 1965 S.J. J.

[Note: B - July 1, 1842, Buried in Pine Street, Gallipolis Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
June 22, 1865
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Coleman, Joseph

Joseph Coleman Dead
     Joseph Coleman, a well known colored man of near Bulaville, after an illness of several months, with heart trouble, died Monday evening at five o'clock. He was 83 years of age and came to this county at the time of Lightburn's retreat, in 1863 from Virginia, where he had been a slave. Shortly after he enlisted in the Union Army and served until the end of the War. He was a good soldier and a good well respected man. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Andrew and two sons, Andrew and Everett. The funeral services were held Wednesday conducted by Rev. I. V. Bryant. Burial at Home cemetery.

[Note: No Stone. Cemetery, Coleman, Springfield Twp., B - May 4, 1829 D - May 6, 1912, Unit: Co. H, 12th USC VI, (117 USC T, Co. D).]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 9, 1912
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Combs, James Seth

Died
     COMBS---In this city, May 11th, J. Seth Combs, age 47 years. The deceased was born in Delaware county, N. Y. and came to this county in 1859 where he married. He had been a resident of this city since 1861. For many years he suffered much from rheumatism. He was a kind husband and father and an honest, upright citizen.

[Note: From stone. James Seth Combs. B--April 10, 1826 D--May 11, 1874, Buried Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp. Unit: Field & Staff, Surgeon]

Gallipolis Journal
May 21, 1874
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Compston, Isaac

     Isaac enlisted as a Commissary Sergeant on August 30, 1862 in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavlary. He was taken prisoner at Rogersville, Tennessee on November 6, 1863 and died of disease in prison June 27, 1864. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. He left a widow Jemima Pickle Compston and several minor children.

Obit constructed from newspaper article and soldier records
Gallipolis Journal
January 19, 1865
Constructed by Henny Evans


Condee, Horace

Aged Citizen
Was Horace Condee Who Passed Away Sunday Morning
     Mr. Horace Condee passed away at his home at East Gallipolis Sunday morning, April 12th, 1914, after an illness of several months suffering from a complication of diseases due to old age he being his 81st year.
He was married twice and from the first union five children survive him, three daughters, Mrs. Herbert McMasters, Mrs. Bertram Chattell and Mrs. Lester Elliott, all residing in Chicago, Ill., and sons Weber and Asa of this city. The only child by his last marriage is Horace the blind boy who lived with his
father.
     Mr. Condee was the son of Ammi and Susan Condee and was born in Athens county. He went to Cincinnati and was engaged in the dry goods business and from there he went to Pomeroy interested in
the same occupation. Later he took up the lumber business and came here 16 years ago and started a saw mill. He was of late years interested in the manufacturing of brooms which was quite
an assistance to him in his advanced age.
     The funeral services were conducted at his late home by Rev. J.O. Newton at 10 o'clock this morning, and the remains escorted by his sons and two members of the local council of the I.O.O.F., Col. J.M. Kaufman and Mr. C.G. Scott, to Pomeroy where they were interred in the cemetery by the side of parents. Mr. Condee was a man with many friends who had always found him to be square and upright in all his dealings and altho he had lived to a good old age he will be greatly missed.
Undertaker Wetherholt prepared the remains for burial.

[Note: He has a Grave Registration Card.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 14, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Congrove, Zachariah (Congo, Zachariah)

Z. Congrove, Civil War Veteran, Dead
     Mr. Zachariah Congrove died Friday evening, May 11th, 1923, at his home on Sycamore Street, after a long illness. He had suffered several paralytic strokes and had a cerebral hemorrhage last Friday which caused his death.
     Mr. Congrove was 77 years of age and was a Civil War veteran. He is survived by his wife and two married daughters, Mrs. J. A. Hewitt of Dayton and Mrs. Pres Ball of Charleston. The body will be taken to Huntington Sunday and buried there Monday morning. Geo. J. Wetherholt and son have charge of the remains.

[Note: 4/14/1846 - 5/11/1923 Age: 77 yrs. & 27 das. In 187th Regiment, Ohio Infantry. The actual name is Zachariah Congo. The name in this newspaper was incorrect.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 12, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Conrad, David

Death of David Conrad
     Mr. David Conrad, 88 years old, living with his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Woolweaver, died at 12:30 Sunday, Septemeber 29, 1907. His funeral will be Sunday at 2 o'clock at Mrs. Woolweaver's conducted if possible by Rev. Harry R. Lewis, the interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Sons. Mrs. Conrad, his wife, preceded him in 1885, and since that time his daughter Mrs. Woolweaver has given him every needed attention.
     He had a little farm of 11 acres and raised vegetables in his later years. He sold it to the State for the O.H.E., but he had a life lease on it. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for the elder James Mullineux for years and years and was a fine old gentleman.
     He is survived by three children. His son William lived in Ironton and has a family. One daughter Mr. Wes. McQuade lives also in Ironton and the other is Mrs. Woolweaver. He left numerous grandchildren and probably a dozen great grand-children.
     He was a quaint old gentleman and acquired considerable reputation as a local weather prophet. He had no enemies and was one of the straightest, most upright and well read men in the county. He had been sick since last Spring with heart trouble and Saturday night became much worse and passed away conscious up to the last moment of his life. While he belonged to no church, he was religiously inclined.

[Note: He was born in 1818 and is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 30, 1907
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Conway, Andrew

     Andrew was born about 1843 and enlisted at 18 in Co. G, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at Fayetteville, now West Virginia, September 10, 1862. He was brought to Gallipolis where he died of wounds September 16, 1862 likely at the Gallipolis Field Hospital. He was buried at Pine Street Cemetery.

Created obit from war record information and Grave Registration Card
September 16,1862
Created by Henny Evans


Conway, John

     John Conway was killed at Bill Shuler's on the bank in Cheshire on July 27,1863. He was born
about 1836. Shuler witnessed the shooting. He served in Co.F, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was buried in Cheshire, Ohio.

[Note: This information came from the notes of local historian Horace B. Bradbury. The shooting occured one day after Morgan's Raiders went through but there is no explanation given as to who shot John nor any reason as to why he might have been at home at this time. He enlisted August 11, 1862.]

Created obit from service records and local records
July 1863
Created by Henny Evans


Cook, Daniel

Death of Mr. Cook
     Daniel Cook, a well known old soldier, died at his home at Porter last Friday night April 20, 1908, of asthma, in his 60th year. His death was quite a shock as his friends were unaware of his illness. He is survived by his wife and three children, who have the sympathy of all.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church at Rio Grande Monday morning at 11 a.m. by Rev. J. W. Fulton.

[Note: Co. C 5th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 1, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Cook, Thomas

Death of Thomas Cook

     Mr. Thomas Cook, of Cincinnati, died in Cincinnati, at his residence on Morgan street, Walnut Hills, September 28, 1899, in the 80th year of his age. Mr. Cook was the eldest brother of the late Isaac Cook of this city, father of Hon. S.T. Cook, Mrs. George Berridge, Will Cook, Miss Nettie Cook, Mrs. W.G. Brading and Mrs. Will Way, the last four of Columbus.
     He was a first class river engineer for over fifty years, running mostly on big steamers in the lower trade. No man stood higher in his line of business. During the Civil War he was an enlisted engineer on the Gunboat Conestoga and received an honorable discharge at the close of the war and drew an engineer's pension. He left three sons and two daughters and was the last surviving member of the Cook family who were old residents of Gallipolis. He was well known in river circles and highly respected wherever known and will be remembered by many of our more elderly citizens.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 3, 1899
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Cooley, Giles

Death of Giles Cooley
     Giles Cooley was born in King George county, Virginia, January 28, 1844, died April 28, 1895. Mr. Cooley was born in slavery, served in the Confederate Army with his young master, and coming to this country at the closed of the war. He was married to Margaret Bonham, February 18, 1875. His wife, four children, brother and an aged mother survive him. He was an industrious and honest citizen, having been in the employ of Mr. John Dages for eleven years and favorably known. His funeral services will be held at the colored Baptist Church, Tuesday, at 2:30 o'clock. Elder Barnett will officiate at the ceremony.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 1, 1895
Vol. LX, NO. 25
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Cooper, Jeremiah

Death Of Mr. Cooper
    Mr. Jeremiah Cooper, of Waterloo, familiarly known as Uncle Jerry, and about 85 years old.  Died Sunday morning.  In his day he was a prominent farmer and had a large family of children.  A year ago, he was a prominent Church man, and old soldier of the Civil War and led such a life that he won the esteem of all who knew him.  He leaves an older brother perhaps 90 years of age and several other brothers whose names we have not got.

[Note: Cooper Cem. probably Lawrence Co.;  3/11/1826-3/12/1911;   Co. K, 173rd OVI ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XVII
Number 62
March 14, 1911
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Michael L. Trowbridge                                                              Top of Page


Cooper, John C.

John W. Cooper, Civil War Veteran, Dies
     John C. Cooper, 80 years of age, died Sunday morning at his home at Yellowtown after several months of failing health. Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the Civil War enlisting at the age of sixteen and serving until the close of the war. He is survived by his wife and also children, Mrs. C. A. Bedon, Mrs. Emery Carter, Gallipolis, Mrs. Fuer Carter, Mrs. Earl Shrimp and Mrs. L. F. Smith, Columbus, Mrs. W. A Arthur, Moutlington (?), Mrs. W. V. Lewis, Arthur and Leslie Cooper of this county. In addition two brothers and two sisters also survive, M. E. Cooper and Mrs. Ellen Harrington of this city, A. C. Cooper, Lisbon, N. D. and Mrs. Sarah Fierbaugh, Henderson, W. VA.   
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at his late home at Thivener and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of his grandson, Paul Arthur, an undertaker of Hunt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1928
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Cordell, Wyatt

Wyatt Cordell Dead
     Wyatt Cordell, a well known colored man, died at his home near Kerr Sunday, aged 70 years. He was a Civil War Veteran. The funeral was held Monday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 4, 1914
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page


Corn, Allison C.

A. C. Corn Dead
     Allison C. Corn, one of our pioneer citizens, died Friday morning, Jan. 28, 1921. He was born Nov. 21, 1841. He was three times married, his first wife being Nancy Graham, his second Christina Cameron, and his third, who survives him, Martha Dickerson.
     His surviving children were Mrs. Samantha Derby of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Catherine Chase of Portsmouth, Frank Corn of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Mary Bostick of Vinton. He leaves 30 grandchildren.
     He was a Civil War veteran, a member of the Christian Church and a good citizen. The funeral was Sunday at the Baptist Church by Rev. W. J. Fulton, burial in the Holcomb cemetery.

[Note: served in Co. H, 140th Ohio Infantry (National Guard)]

The Gallia Times
Gallipolis, Ohio
Thursday, February 3, 1921
Vol. XXIII No. 5
Transcribed by Jan Rader

Corn, Allison C.

A. C. Corn, Civil War Veteran Died At Vinton
     Mr. A. C. Corn, father of Mr. Frank Corn of this city, died at his home at Vinton Jan. 28th, 1921, after a year’s illness. He was 79 years of age and had lived at Vinton for the past twenty years, having carried the mail at that place the greater part of that time.
     The funeral took place last Sunday at the Baptist church, the Rev. Mr. Fulton of Rio Grande officiating, with interment at the Glenn cemetery. Mr. Corn was a member of the G. A. R., a highly esteemed citizen and among the oldest and best known residents of Vinton. Besides a widow, Mr. Corn leaves four children by a former wife.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 3, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Corn, Jeremiah

Tragic Death of Jeremiah Corn
Old Soldier and Well-to do Farmer
     Jeremiah Corn, an aged, well-known and well-to do farmer of Raccoon Tp., died Tuesday night from injuries received on the day previous in an accident that no one witnessed, and one the victim of which, failing to recover consciousness, was unable to describe. Mr. Corn had been operating a disc harrow, and was riding one of the horses. Presumably, he and the horses got tangled up in the lines, and when near a fence fell. Mr. Corn being pinioned to the ground, and the horses unable to get up. According to one report one prong of one of the bames penetrated his lung. Another report indicates he was thrown over the fence from the side where the horses fell, and that there is no way to determine exactly how the injuries were inflicted. He was found in this plight by his son, taken home, and physicians were summoned, but to no avail.
     Mr. Corn was an old solder and a fine man respected and esteemed by a wide circle of friends. He owned a splendid, big farm, of which he was justly proud, for he kept it in excellent condition. Mr. Corn is survived by two sons and three daughters -- Herbert, Edith and Mabel, at home, Mrs. D. C. Rees of the same community, and Leslie, who moved from this city to Springifled, O., some months ago.

[Note: Buried in Ebenezer Cemetery in Raccoon Twp.; B. March 20, 1840; D. Oct 14, 1913 Unit Co. H 27th OVI]

The Gallia Journal
Vol 95 No. 42
October 17, 1913
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Corn, Jeremiah

A Terrible Accident
Proves Fatal to Jerry Corn, a Respected Citizen
     Mr. Jeremiah Corn, living near Rio Grande, died Tuesday night. He was harrowing ground on a hillside Monday, got tired, wrapped the lines around his wrists, and got on one of the horses to ride as he harrowed and became tangled in the lines and the horses fell down, and one of the hames on one of the horses ran into his lung or breast, and he died from the effects of it.
     One story is that the horses began to back and rolled down the hill over him. Anyway he got a wound that was the cause of his death. He is said to have lain with the horses on top of him quite a while until his son got there and relieved him. He was a fine old gentleman and was well to do. He is survived by three daughters, two single and one married and two sons, one of whom is Leslie who formerly lived in town.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 15, 1913
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Cornell, Peter

The Funeral of Peter Cornell
     An old veteran of the war of the rebellion, who died at his home in Chambersburg Thursday evening, and who was buried in Bethel cemetery at 3 P. M. Friday was largely attended. Rev. John W. Greer, of Crown City, a comrade and pastor of the Victory Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member, preached the funeral sermon, the exercises at the grave being conducted by the officers of the D. L. Morton Post 363 G. A. R., of which the deceased was a member.
     Peter Cornell and Phoebe B. Ward were joined in marriage in Gallia County Aug. 18, 1850. Besides the widow there are seven sons and daughters, viz: Z. T. Cornell, Shannon Cornell, Peter Levisay Cornell, Viola Sister, Ellen Chandler, Lillie R. Ward and Florence J. Sister, who mourn the departure of their venerable father.
     In the war of the Union the deceased took an active and creditable part as a member of Co. D., 179th OVI. He became a member of the Baptist church eighteen years ago and was one of the charter members of Victory Baptist church of this county.
     The pallbearers, who were all old veterans, were Capt. James Wilson, I. J. Boston, John Howarth, Wm. Hoston Jr., Jesse Martin and Hugh P. Halley. Undertaker Thomas Wise had charge of the remains.
     The deceased was born in Gallia Co., February 8, 1820, and always resided in the lower townships, where he was highly esteemed and had a host of friends.

[Note from stone: D. 12.22.1898]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, December 28, 1898
Vol LXIV No. 6
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page


Cornell, Peter L.

Peter Cornell Dead
     Mr. Peter L. Cornell, aged 76 years, 2 months and 7 days, passed away to his home in Guyan township last Wednesday, March 22, after a four weeks' illness with pneumonia and heart trouble.
     Mr. Cornell was a veteran of the Civil War, and a man with many friends. His wife passed away seven years ago. They are survived by three sons, John Edgar and Will Cornell of Fayette county, this state, and Orlando, residing on the home farm. Two sons, Emory and Oscar, and a daughter, Mrs. Effie Fry, died a number of years ago.
     The funeral services were held Thursday at Mercerville Church by Rev. Eli Shacts, internment following in the cemetery there.

[Note from Stone: 7.15.1840 - 3/22/1915]

The Gallia Times
Vol XVIII No. 12
March 22, 1916
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart


Cotton, Elisha

     Elisha Cotton aged 23 years, private in Co. I, 36th O.V.I. enlisted from Greenfield township Aug. 1861, re-enlisted in February 1864, as a veteran, died 3d March 1865 at Gen. Hospital Baltimore. Unmarried.

[Note: This was taken from a list of soldiers who died in the war. Another source shows his death at Cumberland, Maryland. He is buried in Antietam National Cemetery at Sharpsburg, Maryland.]

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Cotton, James

     James Cotton aged 22 years. Enlisted from Walnut township September 1861, in Co. I, 18th Reg't. O.V.I., died in Hospital at Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 15th, 1862. Unmarried.

[Note: This was taken from a list of soldiers who died in the war.]

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Coughenour, Joseph C.

Sudden Death

     Mr. Joseph Coughenour living at Cheshire, was taken suddenly ill Sunday and died in about a half an hour of heart disease. He was a man about 65 years and had been in seemingly good health.

[Note: He has a Civil War Grave Registration Card and is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, 1851-1914.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 30, 1914
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Coughenour, Martin

DROPPED DEAD
On Fair Grounds - Martin Coughenour
An Old Soldier, Passed Away of Heart Trouble
     Martin Coughenour, aged within a few days of 82 years, an old soldier who resided with his son, Isaiah Coughenour, in Addison township, died of heart failure on the fair grounds last Wednesday about noon.
    Mr. Coughenour is survived by his wife, sons Isaiah, Marlow of London, Ohio, and Elmer of Irwin, Ohio, and daughters, Mrs. Della Rife of Chickamauga, Mrs. Lillie McCarty of Rosedale, Ohio, and Mrs. Hope Ables of near Granville, Ohio. Two sisters, Mrs. James Kail and Mrs. Henry Tipton of Bidwell, and a brother, Perry Coughenour, of Poplar Ridge, survive him.
    The funeral was held Friday at the Poplar Church by Rev. W. E. Ewing, interment by Kerr Butler of Vinton.

THE GALLIA TIMES
Gallipolis, Ohio,
Thursday, September 7, 1922
page 1, col. 2
Transribed by Jean Hoffman


Coughenour, Martin V.

IN MEMORY
     Martin V. Coughenour was born Sept. 12, 1840, in Gallia county, and departed this life on August 30, 1922, aged 81 years, 11 months and 18 days. His youthful days were spent in Gallia County where he made scores of friends. On Sept. 5, 1861 he was united in marriage to Mary Roush, third oldest daughter of George and Elizabeth Roush.
     Three years of his life, from 1862 to 1865, were spent with his other comrades in the Civil War. After the war he returned to his wife and home on Poplar Ridge.
     In 1869 he joined the Second Kyger church. He was a man of faith and prayer and lived an earnest Christian life. He had a deep interest in the kingdom of Christ and was ever ready to build it up in every possible way.
     Becoming unable to take care of the tasks and duties of his home place in his late years, he and his wife made their home with the second oldest son, Isaiah.
     He is survived by his wife, one brother, Perry of Kyger, two sisters, Harriet Kail and Sarah M. Tipton, both of Bidwell, three sons, Elmer of Irwin, Ohio, Marlow of Milford Center and Isaiah of Bulaville, and three daughters, Lillie McCarty of Rosedale, Ohio, Ellen Ables of Granville and Dillie Rife of Chickamauga. He also leaves 31 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     The funeral was by Rev. W.E. Ewing, burial at Poplar Church cemetery by H.K. Butler.

[Note: Served in Co H, 13th WVVI]

Gallia Times
September 14, 1922
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Coughenour, Selah Franklin

Sudden Death of S. F. Coughenour
Stalwart, Big-Hearted Man Succumbs to Apoplexy at his Home in Bidwell
-- An Old Soldier and Republican Warhorse for 40 Years
     At about 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon Frank Coughenour died suddenly of apoplexy at his home in Bidwell.
Up till noon he had been as well and cheerful as usual. After dinner, complaining of an excruciating pain in his head, he lay down. At intervals he would refer to this pain, which finally seemed located in his breast. Presently, he was heard to mutter, "I am dying. I am dying." Death ended his suffering a few minutes later.
The whole county was shocked by his sudden passing. His friends here and elsewhere could hardly grasp the significance of the sad tidings from Bidwell. It was difficult to realize, it was disheartening to contemplate the fact that big stalwart Frank Coughenour was no more. Oh, what a blow it must have been to his gracious and devoted wife and to his three loving and beloved daughters! The sincere and abiding sympathy of friends unnumbered goes out to them all.
     Selah Franklin Coughenour was born Dec. 7, 1843, where his brother, Peter, now lives in Cheshire Tp., Gallia County, Ohio. His age was, therefore, 73 years, 9 months and 9 days. He was a son of Isaiah and Margaret Swisher Coughenour. He was a soldier, being a member of Co. D., 141st O. V. I. After the war he returned home and on Oct. 7, 1868, he was united in marriage to Margaret Carman. They reared their family and resided on Poplar Ridge until 11 years ago, when they moved to Bidwell. Of this union there were born four daughters, three of whom survive -- Mrs. Jennie Boatman, wife of A. E. Boatman of Kyger; Mrs. Jessie Robinson, wife of Joe Robinson of Bidwell; Mrs. Pearl Boice, widow of Bert Boice. Another daughter, Millie, died in March, 1888. Two grand-children, Miss Mildred Boatman and Harry Robinson, together with the following brothers and sisters survive: John, Martin V. and Peter, all of Cheshire Tp., and Mrs. Harriett Kail and Mrs. Melissa Tipton, both of Bidwell.
     Mr. Coughenour was County Commissioner in the latter half of the 80s and early 90s, having been elected for two full terms after serving the unexpired term of John Malaby. As far back as the writer remembers anything about Gallia County politics, Frank Coughenour was a Republican warhorse. He was tactful, prudent, shrewd, imperturbable, "true to his friends and frank to his foes." (He probably had no foes except during political clashes). No one, living or dead, was closely identified with the Republican organizatin of the county for so long a period as he had been. He made his influence felt but he was not dictatorial and not inconsiderate of the rights and feelings of others. He will be missed indeed and not only in the home and in the village where he had made a friend of nearly every person, old and young, but throughout the county, his good cheer, good heartedness and good sense having endeared him to all who came in close contact with him.
     The decedent was a member of the G. A. R. Post at Kyger and had belonged to the Baptist Church since boyhood.
     The funeral services were held at Poplar Church at 11 o'clock Wednesday, Rev. W. J. Fulton officiating. Burial at same place by Undertaker Butler. The pall bearers were I. M. Grover, J. T. Robinson, Willard Grover, Simeon Queen and Alonzo Russell. A very large crowd gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed.

Gallipolis Journal
September 10, 1917
Vol 99 No. 36
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Coughenour, Frank

FRANK COUGHENOUR DEAD
    Frank Coughenour died suddenly at his home in Bidwell, Sunday, of appoplexy, aged about 75 years. He had lived all his life on Poplar Ridge, Cheshire Township, until a few years ago when he moved to Bidwell. He was a veteran of the Civil War and for many years was a power in the Republican party of this County, and served his county as a County Commissioner. He was a jovial, likeable man and had many friends. Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Boatman, Mrs. Joe Robinson and Mrs. Pearl Boice. The funeral was held at Poplar Ridge Church Wednesday morning.

THE GALLIPOLIS BULLETIN
Gallipolis, Ohio, Thursday, September 20, 1917
page 1, col. 2
Transcribed by Jean Hoffman


Coverston, John

John Coverston, Civil War Veteran, Dead at Columbus
     A message was received here today by Mrs. M.J. Watterson containing the sad news of the death of her brother, Mr. John A. Coverston of Columbus.
     Mr. Coverston was 77 years of age and had been in declining health since last winter at which time he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He leaves one brother, Mr. Charles Coverston, Portsmouth, Ohio, and two sisters, Miss Nettie Coverston of Cincinnati and Mrs. Watterson of this city.
     Mr. Coverston was a veteran of the civil war having belonged to the 91st Ohio Infantry. Last December he was married to Mrs. Roxalana Kraus.
     The remains will arrive here Friday noon and will be taken to Mound Hill where burial will take place in charge of W.N. Hayward.

[Note: Buried as J.H. Coverston.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 25, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Coverston, Wilson S.

Wilson Coverston Dead
     Wilson S. Coverston died at Ashland Sunday, June 19, 1909, where he had been a telegraph operator for several years. He was born in Gallia county, Feb. 20, 1843, and in 1865 was married to Miss Anna Wooley who died in 1896. He was married to Mrs. Eva Arnold of Ashland, Ky. in 1897 and she with one daughter survive him. He is also survived by one brother John, of Sandusky, and two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Buckle, of Kansas, and Mrs. Caroline Rose of this city, also half brothers Perry, of Gallipolis, and Charlie, of Portsmouth, and half sisters, Mrs. M.J. Watterson of this city, and Miss Nettie, of Cincinnati. He was an honorable, upright gentleman and had many friends.

[Note: He served in Co. E, 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 25, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                              Top of Page


Cowden, James

James Cowden, Civil War Veteran Dies
Widely Known as Veteran Court House Janitor
     James Valentine Cowden, a veteran of the Civil War and widely and popularly known as the veteran court house janitor, passed away at his late home on First avenue Friday at 9:15 p.m. at the age of 81. He had been suffering from a lingering illness more than a month.
     During the war Mr. Cowden served with Co. D, 179 Ohio Volunteer Infantry under Captain James Grafton. He was mustered out with his company at Nashville, Tenn., June 17, 1865.
     For many years Mr. Cowden was the janitor at the Gallia county court house and was noted throughout the city for the pride he took in keeping the court house clock set to the dot. He retired from his position more than ten years ago to spend his remaining days in ease quiet, living with his only sister, Miss Emma Cowden.
     Surviving the aged veteran are two sons, Joe of Xenia, Ohio, and T.S. of Marietta. Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday at 3 p.m. by Rev. J.R. Fields with burial following in Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 1, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Cowdery, Melville

     Mr. Melville Cowdery, formerly of Clay Lick, in Harrison Township, 69 years old, living for several years at Ripley, O., committed suicide on the morning of May 31st by shooting himself. He was a man of family, with children by both his first and second wife. He was also a man of some means. It is perhaps seven years since he left this County. He is a brother-in-law of Mr. Robt. Hanlan of Maple Shade and a highly respected man. He was an old soldier, member of Co. G, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, Capt. James Gatewood's Company, and drew a pension of $25 a month.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 127
June 1, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Coy, C. C.

Death of C. C. Coy
     Columbus C. Coy was born Sept. 9, 1842, and departed this life Dec. 8. 1921, aged 79 years and 2 months. He was married to Emily Shively July 14, 1867, and for 54 years they walked life's pathway together through sunshine and rain, sharing happiness and sadness. To this union one child was born and died in infancy.
     He was a kind and loving husband and father, and a friend to widows and orphas. He accepted Christ as his savior in April of this year, and often talked of leaving this world and going to be with Jesus. He was baptized May 28, 1921.
     Those left to mourn his departure are his devoted wife and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Anna War, and four grandchildren, besides several other near relatives and friends. He was a Civil War veteran and was in 19 hard battles and was discharged Sept. 5, 1865.
     The funeral service was held at his home by Rev. G. F. McCoy and he was laid to rest in the McGhee cemetery by Undertaker Butler. The pall bearers were Emmett Ward, George Ward, John Wallace, Jacob Wallace, Chester Coy and George Coy.

Card of Thanks --
     We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindess shown us during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father.      Mrs. C. C. Coy and Family

[Note: Listed as G.C. Coy on the cemetery database]

The Gallia Times
Vol XXIII
Thursday, December 15, 1921
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Coy, George

Last Mexican War Veteran In Jackson County
     At home, Aug.9, 1902, Ed. Standard-Journal – In your columns of Aug. 6 1902, under heading Limerick and signed Bon Ami, which therein announces the death on July 31, 1902, of my friend and comrade George Coy, and as your valuable paper is considered as a truthful future record in the history of this county’s events, permit me to add to your Limerick correspondent’s items. So far as I am aware, Comrade Coy is the last of the Mexican soldiers in this county. He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, and represented that county in the war with Mexico, and also in the war of the Rebellion from 1861 to 1865. He enlisted as a private in Company H, 53rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Nov. 8, 1861, and was discharged therefrom Oct. 25, 1862, on surgeon’s certificate of disability. However, he recovered and again on Oct. 14, 1864, enlisted as a private in the 18th Independent Battery Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, and was mustered out with the Battery June 29, 1865.
     He died the owner and holder of three honorable discharged from his country’s services as a private soldier in its volunteer service during two wars. “Uncle Sam” gave him a pension of $8 per month for his Mexican service, and after the passage of the disability act of June 29, 1890, he surrendered his service claim, and was placed on the disability pension rolls at $12 per month.  He removed from his native county to Liberty township, Jackson county, Ohio, in 1867, and settled on a farm he had previously purchased and at his death still owned. The McCune cemetery is near his home on adjoining lands. Comrade Coy has answered the last and final “roll call of lights out,” and leaves an aged and infirm wife, and large grown up family and wide circle of acquaintances.
     John McCartney

[McCune Cemetery is in Liberty Township, Jackson County, OH. His stone has 1822-1902.]

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
August 13, 1902
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock


Craig, William

Aged Citizen of Bladen Answers Final Summons
     William Craig, an aged and highly respected citizen of Bladen, died Saturday, May 29th. Had he lived until June 1st he would have been 80 years of age. He leaves to mourn their loss, two daughters and three sons. His wife and four children preceded him to the better land.
     Mr. Craig was converted 48 years ago and united with Mt. Zion Church in 1880 and was baptized by Rev. S.S. Denney. He served as Deacon until his affliction compelled him to forego the duty he had so faithfully and willingly executed, but the church still looked upon him as a counselor and friend. The last meeting he attended was at the home of his son where he lived for the past two years, where the younger members of the church gathered. They will always remember the kind words and advice he gave them.
     The funeral services were held Sunday by Rev. Sheets, burial at Providence by Undertaker Trobridge.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 4, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Cramer, George

George Cramer Dead
     George Cramer of Chickamauga a fine old resident, aged 78 years, passed over to the better land last Thursday. Rev. W.J. Fulton conducted his funeral and he was laid away to rest at the Rife Cemetery. He was wedded to Lucy Bunce in 1863, who survives him with one son Emory and two daughters Mrs. Jas. Fulton, and Mrs. Andrew Watts. He belonged to the Baptist Church, and was a well liked man.

[Note: Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct 2, 1912
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Crawford, Stewart

     Stewart Crawford, whose dangerous illness was mentioned in the Tribune last Saturday, died at his home on Third street, below Pine, Sunday morning at five o'clock. His funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the A.M.E. Church by Rev. Newsome, his burial following at Pine street cemetery by Hayward & Son under the auspices of the G.A.R. and Benevolent Society. Mr. Crawford was sixty years old and leaves a wife and daughter fourteen years old. He was a very nice colored man and well liked by everybody. He was janitor of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years.

[Note: He served in Co. B., U.S. Colored Troops. He was born in 1836 and died March 15, 1896.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 16, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Crocker, Marshall B.

Sudden death of Marshall B. Crocker
     It was with surprise and regret that news of the death of Marshall B. Crocker was heard this Thursday morning.  While it was known that he had been ill and under the care of a physician for the past ten days, yet his case had not been considered alarming.  He took to his bed some days ago suffering with the grippe, but was thought to be getting along.  About 8 o'clock Wedesday evening Dr. Bean paid him a visit, and to him he chatted pleasantly, though complaining of a very severe pain in the head. Dr. Bean prescribed for him and left him feeling easier.  About 9 o'clock he suddenly expired, death being due to cerebrel hemorrage. 
     Mr. Crocker was born in the state of New York, about 59 years ago.  May 6, 1863, he enlisted in Company F, 16th Regt., New York Calvary, and served with that regiment until the close of the war, being mustered out as a Corporal, September 21, 1865.  He immediately enlisted in the Regular Army and continued in the service up to the time of his death, holding the rank of Sergeant.  He was placed on the retired list by the War Department several years ago, for long meritorious service, and drew the full pay of a Sergeant from the Government every month.  He has been a member of Cadot Post, G. A. R., since coming to this City and was Adjutant of the Post at the time of his death and had been recently elected its Senior Vice Commander.
     The Knights of Pythias of this City of which order he was also a member will have charge of the funeral, which will take place from his home on Garfield Avenue, Sunday, at 10, assisted by Cadot Post, Major S. F. Neal, commanding. Burial will be at Mound Hill under the direction of Undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 10
January 12, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Crocker, Marshall B.

Death of M. B. Crocker
     Mr. Marshall B. Crocker was born in the State of New York August 14, 1842, and died in Gallipolis, Ohio, Wednesday evening, January 11, 1899, at 8:30 o’clock. His father died a few years ago at the age of 95. Since the death of his father, his mother has remarried, and is now living at Beloit, Wisconsin. Mr. Crocker was united in marriage to Miss Maria Willey at Minneapolis ten years ago, and has been a resident of this county for six years. Congestion of the brain was the cause of his death.
     The funeral services will be held at his late home, on Garfield Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. L. L. Magee, of the M. E. Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery, by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Crocker was a member of Columbus Lodge, No. 3, K. of P., Columbus, Ohio, and Cadot Post G. A. R., of this city, and the funeral and burial will be under the auspices of these two organizations.
     Deceased served in the regular army throughout the rebellion. He first enlisted in the 60th N. Y. Infantry at Ogdensburg, October 8, 1861. His first army duty was about Washington, and his first participation in a battle was at Antietam. From there he was at Harper’s Ferry, then at Cedar Creek, where there was a small fight, and then at the Rappahannock and afterwards at White Sulphur Springs. At the latter place, he was taken sick with typhoid fever and sent back to New York, and before he recovered, his term of enlistment had expired. But he had only a taste of war and excitement, and as soon as he was strong enough, he re-enlisted in the 16th N. Y Cavalry at Plattsburg barracks, N. Y., and served in Virginia against Mosby under Col. N. B . Switzer. September 21, 1865, he was mustered out and remained in civil life until April 27, 1866, when he re-enlisted in Company I, 2nd Cavalry, for five years, serving through the Indian campaign in Montana. In April, 1874, he was discharged, and entered Company C, 9th Infantry, and during 1874-75-76, he was under Gen. Crook in the fights with Sitting Bull and his Indians.
     During his army life, he was made a Sergeant, and was chief assistant to Capt. Hall, who had charge of the recruiting offices at Minneapolis. His army life extended over a period of thirty years, and he was placed on the retired list, and was drawing at the time of his death $30 per month pension.
     He was a man well liked by all who knew him, and besides a devoted wife, he leaves an adopted daughter, who together with his relatives, have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 14, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Crook, George

Crook, Gen. Geo.
Headquarters Geo. Crook Post No. 325 G.A.R.
Crown City, O., March 24, 1890

WHEREAS, We have received the sad intelligence, that the hand of death has taken, within the past week, from the broken ranks of the old soldiers, and the G.A.R., our special and much esteemed friend, Gen. Geo. Crook, for whom our Post was named. We are hereby reminded, that we have not only lost a great friend, but a gallant, brave defender of the flag, and the G.A.R., a loyal member.
WHEREAS, The Geo. Crook Post called a special meeting for the purpose of honoring their deceased comrade, by draping and hanging at half mast, the old flag, that was presented to the Post by him, and to extend their sympathy to the bereaved wife and friends. We look upon Gen. Geo. Crook as one who has walked through the valley and shadow of death, fearing no evil, looking back over his life with the proud consciousness of duty well performed; Therefore,
RESOLVED, That we hereby send to Mrs. Gen. Geo. Crook our kind regards, and deepest sympathy in her sore bereavement.
RESOLVED, That we send a copy of these resolutions to Mrs. Gen. Geo. Crook, a copy to each of the county papers and that we spread a copy of them on the minutes of the Geo. Crook Post.
By order of the Post.
Geo. Gilkison, Commander
H.J. Lewis, Adjutant

[Note: info found on Ancestry.com: Highest Rank: Major General  Birth Date: Sept. 8, 1828 Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday March 26, 1890
Vol. LV No. 23
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Biography: GEORGE CROOK

     Crook, George, major-general, was born near Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1828, was graduated at West Point in 1852, and served in California as 2nd lieutenant in the 4th U. S. infantry until 1861, participating in the Rogue river expedition in 1856, and commanding the Pitt river expedition in 1857, where he was engaged in several actions, in one of which he was wounded by an arrow.
     He had risen to a captaincy at the time of the outbreak of the Civil war, and was ordered east to become colonel in the 36th Ohio volunteer infantry. He commanded a brigade in western Virginia, being wounded at the affray at Lewisburg, and then engaged in the northern Virginia and Maryland campaigns, winning the brevet of lieutenant-colonel U. S. A. for his services at Antietam. He was in command in 1863, of the 2nd cavalry division, Army of the Cumberland, and, after the battle of Chickamauga, in which he distinguished himself, pursued Wheeler's cavalry, driving it across the Tennessee into Alabama with great loss.
     In Feb., 1864, he was transferred to the command of the military district of West Virginia, made constant raids, partook in various actions and won the battle of Cloyd's mountain, May 9, 1864, and later in the year took part in Sheridan's Shenandoah campaign. For his services he received, March 13, 1865, the brevets of major-general and brigadier-general in the regular army. He commanded the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac in March and April, 1865, during which time he was engaged at Dinwiddie Court House, Jetersville, Sailor's creek and Farmville, until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. He was afterwards transferred to the command of Wilmington, N. C, where he remained from Sept. 1, 1865, until mustered out of the volunteer service Jan. 15, 1866.
     After the war Gen. Crook gained great fame as a fighter of Indians, and manager of them, being equally skillful in both. After a short leave of absence, he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel U.S.A. July 28, 1866, and assigned to service in Idaho, where he actively engaged against hostile Indians until 1872, when he was ordered to quell Indian disturbances in Arizona. He sent an ultimatum, ordering the chiefs to return at once to their reservations or "be wiped off the face of the earth," and, this being disregarded, he attacked them in what was considered an impregnable stronghold, the Tonto basin, and soon brought them to subjection.
     Next, in 1875, he defeated the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Powder river, Wy., following this victory with two more, one at Tongue river and one at Rosebud. The final victory so incensed the Sioux that they massed eleven tribes and at Little Big Horn massacred Gen. Custer with 277 of his famous troopers, in what has since been known as the "Custer Massacre." Crook was given reinforcements and proceeded so vigorously that by May, 1877, all the hostile tribes in the northwest had yielded. Returning to Arizona in 1882 he drove off white marauders from lands belonging to the Apaches, and pledged the Indians the protection of the government. This action he followed in 1883 by regaining a large amount of plunder stolen by the Chiricahuas, and making those Indians peaceable and self-supporting, and then for two years had complete charge of Indian affairs. Gen. Crook was promoted major-general in 1888 and assigned to the Department of the Missouri.
     He died in Chicago, Ill., March 1, 1890.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 8
Source Information: Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War General Officers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works. Copyright 1997-2000. Historical Data Systems, Inc.
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Cubbage, John W.

     The remains of John W. Cubbage, who committed suicide at Marysville, Kansas, arrived here in bad condition, and were interred Saturday by the Masonic Lodge, with the simple ceremonies of this Order. The only particulars we have of the affair are found in the following:
Tired of Life.
Special Telegram to the St. Joseph, Mo. Gazette:
Marysville, Kansas, May 10th.
John W. Cubbage of Gallipolis, Ohio, was found in his room at the Tremont House, this city, with his jugular vein severed, lying upon the floor dead. Letters and papers found in his room show that it was a premeditated suicide. Cause---despondency and inability to find employment.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and then in Co. F, 2nd Missouri Cavalry. He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Galliolis Journal
May 19, 1886
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Curry, Benjamin

     Mr. Benjamin Curry of our city, was catching drift wood from a johnboat near the Island, fell overboard and was drowned. His body recovered in a few minutes. He was a drummer boy of the O.V.I.

[Note: He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery with a date of August 2, 1875. He served in Company A, 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Found in an old scrapbook article, no date on paper.
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Curry, Lewis G.

Death of Lewis Curry
     Mr. Lewis G. Curry died at the Odd Fellows Home at Springfield Ohio, Wednesday Sept. 2, aged 77 years. He was born in Gallipolis May 18, 1831, where he lived almost all his ife. He was married three times and was the father of nine children, four of whom survive, H.M. Curry of Emporia, Kas., Mrs. J. Leon of Pittsburgh, Mrs. A.E. Williams of Columbus, and Mrs. Jas. Oliver of Gallipolis.
     Besides his children he leaves sisters, Mrs. Sarah McClellan, Mrs. Fannie Stone and Mrs. S.T. Cook.
He was a bricklayer by trade and had been a member of the Odd Fellows since the lodge was organized in this city. He was a member of the M.E. church for several years and was a good husband and a kind father. The remains arrived Thursday and were taken to the home of Mrs. Jas. Oliver where the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, by Rev. A.P. Cherrington, interment following by Hayward & Son.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter and is buried at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 4, 1908
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Curtis, Barlow (Capt.)

Death of Capt. Barlow Curtis
     We see by the Wilkesville news in the Vinton County Republican that Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Derry, parents of Mr. Frank Derry, are in receipt of the news of the death of Capt. Barlow W. Curtis, of Danville, Ill. Capt. Curtis was a brother of Mrs. Mary Curtis Derry, Mrs. Fannie Curtis, the old Gallipols printer. Barlow Curtis will be well remembered by the early popluation of this city. He was an old schoolmate of John T. Halliday, John and Joseph McCafferty, the Dr. Morgan boys, Major C.C. and Capt. E.S. Aleshire, and all that set, and was extremely popular and good looking.
     He was Capt. of Co. B, 4th V.I. in the Civil War, and after war was over, settled in Danville, and became engaged in the coal business. He was a good, honorable man, a splendid soldier, and a professed christian, and was, we understand, broken down by the hardships of war.

[Note: He served in Co. B, 4th West Virginia Infantry and Co. B, 2nd West Virginia Veteran Infantry. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville, Illinois, August 10, 1833-August 12, 1898.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 19, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Curtis, Julien E.

Death of Capt. Julien E. Curtis
     We learn from Dr. Barlow who returned last week from Washington city, that Capt. Julien E. Curtis of the 8th Virginia regiment, was struck on the abdomen by a fragment of shell during the recent retreat of our army from Bull Run to Washington, and died within one hour. He was acting Colonel of the regiment at the time of his death.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 25, 1862
Vol XXVII No. 44

A Funeral Notice
     The remains of the late Capt. Julien E. Curtis, 8th Regiment Virginia Vol. Infantry, who was killed at the second battle of Bull Run, will reach Gallipolis by the steamer Allen Collier, and the funeral services will be attended from the Presbyterian church, this (Thursday) afternoon, at the tolling of the bell. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp. B. 1838 D. Aug 30, 1862]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 14, 1863
Vol. XXVIII No. 25
Trasncriptions by Sharon Hobart

Death of Capt. Julien E. Curtiss; Camp near Washington, Sept. 8, '62

     D. Reed, Esq:—It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the decease of your relative, Julien E. Curtiss, Capt. 8th Va. V.I. Captain Curtiss was mortally wounded at the battle of Bull Run by the explosion of a shell, and died in four hours afterward. You will remember that the fighting became terrible on Saturday afternoon when it was ascertained that the rebels were on our left flank. It was at this time that the 8th Va., in command of Capt. Curtiss, (all senior officers being absent sick) was ordered to support one of our batteries. Hardly had the men taken their position, and lain down, when a shell bursted near by, a piece of which struck, and wounded Capt. Curtiss, who was standing behind his horse in front of his command. He was at once carried from the field. I saw him an hour after he was wounded; he was pale as a sheet and certain of death. He requested that his body might be sent home; if this could not be done he hoped he would at least be buried where his friends might find his grave in the future. After bidding his Sergeant good by(e), who alone was present at his death, and requesting him to say farewell to the officers and men of his regiment, then making other requests with reference to his family, he committed his soul by prayer to his God, and gently passed into Eternity. He was buried on the road between Centreville and Bull Run; it being then utterly impracticable to send his body home.—The grave is in a beautiful locality and marked so that it can be found at any time in the future, unless the rebel vandals remove every sign or mark from the spot. Our enemy hold that whole country now and have in their keeping many a loved one's grave.
     The Captain died nobly, died as every soldier should wish to die—fighting for his country. It affords me great pleasure to be able to say, that for some time before his death, he saw, and felt, the need for a change of heart, and that his last moments were spent in implorations for that salvation which can alone be obtained through Jesus Christ.
     Yours truly,
     Lieut. J. M. Rife, 8th Va. Vol. I.

[Note: The body was eventually transferred home to Gallia County.]

The Gallipolis Journal
October 16, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes from a letter to the editor of the Gallipolis Journal