OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS
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Belmont County, Ohio
History & Genealogy
Source: The Hagerstown Mail
Dated: June 12, 1829
On the 17th ult. At his residence in the county of Albemarle,
Virginia, Captain William GRAYSON, in his 97th year. Captain
G. was born the 25th day of November, 1732, in the county of
Spottsylvania. He was a soldier in early life, being in FORBROSE’s
campaign in the year 1758, in an expedition to Fort Pitt (Now
Pittsburg) to expel the French and Indians from that part of the
country, which was three years after Braddock’s defeat. Captain G.
was actively engaged during most part of our Revolutionary war; but
mostly as a ranger, and had frequent skirmishes with the Indians. His
illness only lasted two or three days.
-- In February last, near Manahawkin (New Jersey), Cato PIDGEON,
a colored man. The general estimate of his age, from his own account,
is near one hundred and thirty years! He recollected being last from
Africa and was the son of an African King. The evening of his days has
been more comfortable from the bounty of some part of the respectable
family of the Newbolds of Burlington Country.
-- In Middletown, N. H., May 12th, George ROBERTS, aged 74
years, a Revolutionary soldier and patriot. He was an able seaman and
served under the renowned John Paul JONES on board the ranger,
the Hon. Elijah Hall, Lieutenant. Was at the taking of the
Drake, a much superior ship, after a severe action of one hour and
forty-five minutes, and had charge of two guns in that quarter of the
ship called by seamen the Slaughterhouse – was a favorite of his
Captain and first of his boat’s crew – landed with him at White Haven,
England, in his desperate attempt to capture Lord G. GERMAIN.
He lived to a good old age, and died in hope of a better state. Nat.
-- In this place on Sunday morning last, after a lingering illness
which she bore with exemplary resignation, Mr. Margaret HAWTHORN,
consort of Mr. William HAWTHORNE.
(Submitted by Mary Paulius)
Source: Hamilton (Ohio) telegraph of
May 29, 1829
- On the last evening, at his residence adjacent to this place, after
a tedious illness, John Cleves SYMMES.
- Departed this life on Saturday the 9th instant
Mrs. Jane ROBINSON, wife of Mr. Archibald ROBINSON, near
(Submitted by Mary Paulius)
Source: Daily Ohio Statesman - Ohio
Date: May 15, 1865
WITHIN the past few days Belmont county has
lost by death two of her most worthy citizens - Wm. Workman, Sr., of
Smith township, several times a member of the Ohio Legislature - and
Solomon Bentley, Sr. who filled several important county,
offices - both of whom were among our oldest and most highly respected
citizens, and bath were paragon men. _ St. Clairsville
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: November 3, 1881
WHEELING, W. Va., Nov. 2 - Judge William Kinnon
died at his late residence in St. Clairsville, O., this morning of
paralysis, aged eighty-four years.
Wheeling Register - West Virginia
Dated: Feb. 17, 1883
BAGGS - Friday, February 16, 1883, at 5:30 p.m., Andrew
H. Baggs, in the 51st year of his age.
Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m., from his late residence in
Kirkwood. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
Source: Belmont Chronicle & Farmers, Mechanics and
Manufacturers Advocate, Vol. 25, Page 3
Dated: Thursday, Dec. 3, 1885
At half-past one o'clock, Tuesday, the
time appointed for the funeral of Vice President Hendricks, the
court house bell and the bells of all the churches of St.
Clairsville, rang out in measured notes, as a mark of respect to the
memory of the dead Vice President, and at two-o'clock the people
assembled without regard to party affiliations, in the Presbyterian
church, and paid proper tribute to the departed statesman. The
church was draped in the sombre habiliments of mourning, and over
the pulpit hung a large picture of the deceased, which was fringed
with black, while over it there was heavy drapery, from which
miniature American flags drooped as if in sorrow over the death of
the second officer of the nation.
The Rev. Robert Alexander presided. The
choir sang an appropriate selection which was followed by a
scripture reading; after which Rev. Alexander delivered a
memorial address of some length, dwelling upon the virtues of the
late Vice President, and commending his example to the young men.
He was followed by the Rev. W. H. Haskell, who expressed his
entire sympathy with the objects of the meeting, and made a brief
but timely address. J. B. Smith, Esq., of Bellaire,
T. W. Emerson and J. W. Shannon, Esqs., also made happy
remarks upon the life and character of Mr. Hendricks.
Prayer by Rev. Alexander followed - the choir
and congregation sang "America," the Rev. W. H. Haskell
pronounced the benediction, and St. Clairsville's part in the solemn
ceremonies consequent on the funeral of the Vice President, was
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page: 1
Dated: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 1887.
Found Dead at His Post.
WHEELING, W. VA., Sept. 19 - (Special)
- About 2 o'clock this afternoon the bank boss at the Wheeling Creek
coal mines in Belmont County, O., about four miles back from the
river, noticed that the air was getting foul and went to the furnace
to see if the fire was burning properly. He found Furnaceman
Amos Ritter lying dead on the floor of the mine. The
cause of his death is not known.
Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
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