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James Monroe Barcus

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
January 27, 2000

West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, supplement Vol# 6, Hardesty’s
published by Jim Comstock, Richwood, WV 1974

James Monroe Barcus – son of John and Elizabeth (Walker) Barcus, was born
in Jefferson County, Ohio, March 27, 1833. His mother died in Ohio, and his
father in West Virginia. In Washington County, Ohio July 1, 1855, James M.
Barcus was united in marriage with Roena, daughter of James and Susan
(Bellows) Tharp. She was born in Washington County, Ohio, May 15, 1837, and
their children were born: Nancy, April 11,1856, died January 11, 1862;
Georgia Anna, February 15, 1858, married M. F. Jordan; Henrietta, July 9,
1831, married Thomas R. Harrison; Parmelia, July 19, 1863, married T. A.
Swan; Albert M., March 26, 1866; Lewis W.,January 5, 1868; Clina E., February
1, 1872; Minnie S., November 3, 1876. Georgia A., daughter of Mr. Barcus,
lives in Grant District, Cabell County: Permelia lives in Meigs County, Ohio.
He has lost seven children: Nancy whose birth and death record has been
given; Henry T., born July 9, 1861, died May 17, 1862; Eunice M.,born July
11, 1874, died August 11, 1876; Ivan M., born August 15, 1881, died October
21, 1882, and three stillborn. James M. Barcus enlisted for 100 days service
in Company H, 148th Ohio Infantry, served five months and received honorable
discharge. Since 1882 James M. Barcus has lived in Grant District; occupation
engineer and head sawyer; post office address, Milton, Cabell County, West