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Samuel Bare

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A History of Monroe County, West Virginia
Oren F. Morton, B. Lit.
Staunton, VA
The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 306

SAMUEL BARE

Samuel (1796-1874) came from Staunton about 1824 and settled on In-dian
Draft. He was a son of Jacob (Eve) of Germany and could speak no English
until seven years old. He was a captain of militia. His wife, Mary P. Smith
(1808-1884) was of this county.
C: Jacob W. (1827-1909) (Elizabeth P. Charnbers, 1844, Amanda B. Baker)-Isaac
B. (1831-1912) (Sarah F. Lynch, Margaret Surber)-Paulina (Joseph A. H.
Ellison, 1853)-Virginia F. (William F. Nelson, 1861)-John H. C. (b. 1844)
(Mary S. Thompson, Mary P. Kershner).
C. of Jacob W. by 1st w.-Mary E. (b. 1848), Newton J., Margaret A., Samuel
F., Elizabeth V., Georgia A., C. S.
C. of 3. H. C.-Sarah E. S., Ellen Ml., Carol C., Frances M., Jennie A., E.
G., Sarah C.

Robert Carlisle

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Oren F. Morton, B. Lit.
Staunton, VA
The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 324

ROBERT CARLISLE

Robert (Polly) came from Bullpasture river and was of the group-family to
which John G. of Kentucky belonged. He died in 1823, an old man.
C: John, Jane ( Graham), Joseph, Elizabeth (
Ham), Samuel, Nancy ( Glenn), Mary ( Mims?), Margaret (
Alford), James.
In 1782 Joseph and David had military claims on Indian. The latter was
appraised, 1786, by John Hutchinson, Hugh Caperton, Roger Kilpatrick,
Valentine Cook.
William (1815-1895) was a native of New York City and came here in 1835.

Samuel Brown

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Oren F. Morton, B. Lit.
Staunton, VA
The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 315-316

SAMUEL BROWN

A county without the names of Brown, Miller, Smith, and Jones would be sadly
incomplete, and Monroe has never lacked for any of these. Yet we are able to
set in order only a few items of our data. A list of the persons present at
the Samuel Brown sale in 1794, the schedule totaling $426.24, will be of some
interest, since the names are chiefly of Second Creek district. Matthew
Alexander, John Akin, William Arbuckle, Thomas Best, William Brown, Samuel
Brown, John Cantly, James Corbit, John Cornwall, Elijah Cornwall, James
Dempsey, Hugh Douling, Jonathan Dunbar, William Dunbar, Thomas Flowers,
Nimrod Foster, Nathaniel Foster, Isaac Foster, John Foster, John Gray, Senr.,
John Gray, Peter Grass (Glass?), James Glenn, Jesse Green, Joseph Ham, Senr.,
Joseph Ham, Junr., David Jarrat, Robert King, William Leach, John Leg,
Nicholas Leak, Jacob Longingacre, Moses Massy, Henry McCart, Nancy McKensy,
Will-iam McKinster, Daniel McMullin, Samuel Miller, James Murdock, David
Nelson, John Perry, Daniel Perry, James Smith, Matthew Wealch, Andrew Young.
William (Jane) (d. 1806) lived in the Sinks. C: John, Alexander, Mary, Jane,
William, Sarah, Margaret, Rosa. Alexander of this family (Polly Foster, 1805)
(d. 1822) had Polly, John, Samuel. An older family was composed of Samuel
(Mary), John, Margaret, Sarah, Martha, Dorothy, William, Mary (James Nelson).
Several of the above groups appear to ~ave married into other families of the
Sinks. John of Potts Creek moved to Kentucky about 1808.
3. W. A., a son of Reuben, (Nannie Thompson, Allie Garvin, Mrs.
Mary E. Smith) came from Franklin to Orchard. C: William H. (Elsie
Mead), C. Reuben (Amelia Ferguson), Nora (Wilber F. Boon), (Minta
(Eli Weaver), Sudie (Harry Zink), Willie ( Alexander). Henry
C. (Ann Pack) is a brother to T. W. A.
Edwin M. came from Lynchbur, Va., m. Caroline, Va.; Marshall (Fredericksburg,
Va.). C: Emma (Chas. Maddy), Frank (Mary Mont-gomery), Ferdinand, Carrie (3.
W. McNeer), H. M. (Mary Rudd), Lizzie (3. W. Bell).

Thomas Burns

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Oren F. Morton, B. Lit.
Staunton, VA
The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 318

THOMAS BURNS

Thomas (d. 1849) (Martha Miller, b. 1769, d. 18+4) was a resident of Union,
where he had a brewery. There was a contemporary Thomas.

Robert Campbell

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Robert Campbell

Robert (1760-1847) was born at Armagh, county Antrim, Ireland, his parents,
Archibald and his wife Jean Meathers, being of Scottish blood. In 1781 he
came to Philadelphia, and thence by way of Fincastle to Pickaway, where he at
length owned 1500 acres of the best land in that local-‘ty and from 30 to 40
slaves. Owing to an unpleasant experience in his early life he never
afterward incurred a debt. He was a heavy owner of livestock and a great
lender of money. He was a hard trader yet charitable. He was a justice and
otherwise prominent in the social and political life of the county. In
religion he was a Presbyterian and in poli-tics a Democrat. Since there was
no local bank in his time he kept large sums of money in his home. In
November, 1846, he had $13,000 in his possession, a heavy payment having been
made a few days before a visit by five robbers. One of them broke into his
sleeping room, tore the money drawer from the table and tossed it through the
window to his compan-ions. The aged man grappled with the robber, and two
others came through the window to his relief. But his son Andrew Campbell, a
very large, powerful man, heard the noise, rushed into the room, pitched two
of the would-be thieves out of the entrance they had used, and pursued the
third. The negro men came to the rescue and the robbers fled, nothing more
being heard of thena They secured no booty, the money being in another room.
During the affray the old gentleman was severely cut on the head with a club
and the son received several slight bruises. The wife of Robert was Lydia
Jeifries, a native of Wales, whom he was mar-ried to in 1791. C: Archibald
(Susan Jones)-Robert (1801-1880) (Sarah McDowell, 1830)-Matthew (Virginia
Brown)-Andrew (Ann Hawkins)
-Isaac (Mary A. Jenness, 1831)-Lewis (Mary Brown)-Caperton (Re-becca
Jennings)-Sarah (John Skaggs, 1817)-Jean (John Holsapple)-Mary (William
Patton).
C. of Archibald: Robert, Dr. William, John, Allen, Wentworth, Mar-garet,
Mary. All these left the county.
C. of Robert: James (d. 1899)-Mary J. (Clark Johnson)-Ann (Cal-vin
Young)-John (d. 1903) (Alcesta Black)-Dr. Robert (d. 1862)-Marga ret S.
(Kenneth Williams) -Isabella (Thomas Williams)-Alcesta
-Sarah C. (Henry Dunn)-Burnett-Thompson (d. 1906)-Zerilda E-(Joseph
Brown)-Dr. Clark R.-Everttt L.
C. of John of Robert: Edwin (Frap)-Gertrude-Burnett-Catharine (James B.
Mason).
C. of Matthew: Elizabeth, Jane, Amanda (Smith), Nannie, Henry, William.
C. of Andrew: Mary J. (N. H. Roberts)-Frances A. (William Boyd)
-Archibald-Andrew N. (Eliza J. Leach)-James P. (Fannie Crews)-Lewis E.-Isaac
N. (Mrs. Elizabeth Parker)-Nathaniel B. (Bettie Davis).
C. of Andrew N.-Nannie E., Nettie G., Andrew A., Kenna C., Wal ter R., Crete
H.
C. of James P.-Gertrude, Nannie M., Hattie, James, Carey.
C. of Isaac N.-Georgia.
C. of Nathaniel B.-Frank, Annie ( Shanklin).
C. of Isaac: Dr. Christopher C., John E., William H. H., Virginia 3. (Robert
Humphreys, 1841).
C. of Lewis: Charles R., Henry B., Isaac, Andrew L., John, Mary A.
C. of Caperton: Elizabeth (James Parker), Ella D., John H., Lewis C.
Andrew N. Campbell served throughout the war of 1861 and was grad-uated from
the law school of Washington College during the presidency of General Robert
E. Lee, with whom he was personally acquainted. By reason of the test oath
restriction he was not admitted to the bar until 1870. As an attorney he
acquired a statewide reputation. He has repre-sented his county in the state
legislature and has been a member of the Board of Regents of the West
Virginia University. In 1888-1896 he was judge of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, and was unanimously I nominated by his party. In 1912 he retired
from the active practice of his profession. Judge Campbell enjoys the esteem
and respect of those who know him by reason of his kindly social qualities
and his abundant store of anecdote and reminiscence.
Of the 29 grandsons of Robert Campbell all but one were in the Con-federate
army. The sole exception was a resident of Illinois and a South-ern
sympathizer. Two great grandsons, David Skagga and Cephalus Black were also
in the same service.
Samuel (Margaret) died, 1814. C: Sarah (George Steele, 1800)-Sam ud
(Elizabeth M. Steele, 1805)-Maty A. (Matthew Ellison, 1806)-Jane (Michael
Smith, 1808) -William-Rebecca-Isaac (1786-1860) (M )
-John.
The above John was the father of Jesse (1813-1909) and Anderson; [saac, of
Clement, Calvin, Emily ( Vass), Elizabeth (Robert Humphreys, 1841).
Samuel (Elizabeth M. Steele) lived on Indian a mile and a half above Red
Sulphur. C: Robert D. (b. 1818) (Mary K. Johnson, 1850) Isaac-( Vass)
-Thomas-William-Eliza (Wilson Shumate, 1841) –
Agnes ( Wheeler)-Polly ( Dunbar)-Amanda (Morgan
Barger, 1847)-Adaline (Christopher Handley). Thomas and Isaac were
proprietors of Red Sulphur Springs. They died before the war, William in 1879.
C. of Robert D.-Elizabeth M. (J. Oscar Neel)-Margaret E. (John
D. Beard-Charles W. (Jennie E. Ratliff of Wayne Co.)-George C.
(Susan Wylie, Eliza VanBuren)-Ann R. (Clark 0. Neel)-Lewis M.-Robert E.
(Annie McClaugherty)Eldridge H. (Elizabeth Spessard)-Walter (Mary
Bowner)-Roxie (James Miller). L. M. and E. H. are
physicians. W. M., an attorney, lives in Cal. and 0. C. in Arizona.
Charles W., an attorney of Huntington, is a circuit judge. C: Nannie M.,
Ruth R., Rolla D., Jennie E., Charles W.C. of R. E.-Catharine K., Robert M.,
Walter M., Mary E., Agnes M., William L.
C. of E. H.-Eldridge H., Elizabeth.
C. of Isaac: James A. (Margaret Rutherford)-William (k.
’61)-Thomas-Henry-Lewis-Robert-(0)-Mary (Ballard).
C. of William of Samuel: Walter I., Edgar H., William, Emma.

Still another Campbell was William (d. 1827). C: James (Sarah
Young, 1806) -William-Thomas-Sarah (Alexander Hutchinson, 1807)-
Polly ( Caldwell)-Mattie E. (William Chanley, 1811)-Rebecca (Joshua Callaway,
1808).

Mark Boon

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Oren F. Morton, B. Lit.
Staunton, VA
The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 313-314

MARK BOON

Mark (1824-1896) was a native of Appledore, Kent county, England, and came to
America with his parents in 1828. His wife was Annie Chaplin, also a native
of England, who came in 1844 at the age of 17. Mr. Boon came from Warm
Springs to Monroe in 1860 to engage in the mercantile business at Greenville;
but the war demoralizing commercial operations, he engaged in hospital and
field service. In the spring that the war closed he set up as a tailor at
Greenville and was also a partner with his brother Daniel in a store. They
dissolved partnership in 1878, and after merchandising four years at Hunter’s
Springs he purchased the Swinny farm near Lindside. In connection with his
farm he conducted a store which he opened in that village in 1880. C: Sarah
A. (David Watts of Wilson, 1874)-Lydia V. (Thomas Shider)-John W. (Margaret
J. Thompson, 1879)-Cary L., (Annie E. Swope)-Wilber F. (Nora Brown, 1893).
Five other children did not reach maturity and neither of the daughters is
now living. The sons all engaged in the mercantile business, but W. F.
forsook it to follow railroad and carpenter work. J. W. has been a merchant
at Greenville since 1880. of his children, Arthur, Charles, and Kate are
associated with him in his store. The others are Ethel J. (Robert E. Riner)
and Frederick M. (Bertha Gilman). The last named is an insurance agent at
Huntington, W. Va.
Daniel, brother to Mark, (Martha E. Hughart of Ervin), served four years in
the Confederate army and was later a farmer and merchant of Greenville and
vicinity. He died in 1915. C: George E. (Zora E. Hill) -James A. (Nannie
Pence). Tile former is a traveling salesman, the latter a physician in N. Y.

M. H. Bittenger

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Staunton, VA
The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 312

Rev. M. H. BITTENGER

Rev. M. H. (1826-1913) (Martha R. Moffete, 1858) was born at Georgetown, D.
C., and was a descendant of Adam, an immigrant from Alsace to Pa. His
grandfather, a captain in the Revolution, was captured at Fort Washington and
suffered great hardships. M. H. came to Greenville in 1855, after being a
missionary in Giles two years. He was graduated from Nassau Hall, Princeton,
N. J., 1849, was licensed as a Presbyterian minister, 1852, and became pastor
emeritus 1902. He preached also at other points than Greenville, and was a
teacher and county superintendent. “Few men in Monroe were more widely known
and perhaps no one was more highly esteemed.”

Moses Bostick

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The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 314

MOSES BOSTICK

Moses (d. 1799) (appraised at $281.41) and John (levy-free, 1815) seem to
have been brothers. It was probably a younger John who lived near Crimson
Spring and had Ruth (Bayles Glover), Eleanor (Robert Fury, 1817), Margaret
(s), William (Anne Shaver), John, Thomas, Jonathan (s), Reuben (Polly Parker).
Thomas (Elizabeth Bland) was first cousin and neighbor to the foregoing. C:
Robert (Nancy Foster), Calvin (1811-1904) (Charlotte Hall, 1841), James L.
(Mary A. Carlisle, 1847), Thomas (Elizabeth Grillith of Hannah, 1845),
Caperton (Jennie Sams), Charlotte (s), Sarah (s), Esther (Charles Foster,
1838), Mary (Thomas Shaver).
Others: Alexander (Sarah Pyne) (179~1S69) ; Madison (Elizabeth McMann).

Michael Bickett

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The McClure Company, Inc.
1916
p. 312

MICHAEL BICKETT

Michael (Elizabeth Erskine), who lived on the flat-topped mountain which
bears the family name, was probably a son of an older Michael, who died in
this county in 1814. Thomas (Mary) and John (Margaret), who also lived in
this neighborhood between 1800 and 1810, seem to have been other sons.
Michael, Jr., was found in a dying condition in his field early in May, 1858.
C: James H. (b. 1798)-William-Catharine (Joseph Perry)-Henry-John
L.-Jean-Benjamin L. (b. 1814). These births took place between 1798 and
1814. James H. (Polly Tapscott) lived on the homestead but had no family.
C. of William (Nancy Boyd) : Catharine (1836-1857) (s)-Elizabeth (Joshua
Leach, Matthew Walkup)-Michael (1831-1888) (s)-James D. (s).
Thus by failure in the male line the surname has become extinct. Michael, son
of William, died an hour before his mother and both are buried in one grave.

Patrick Boyd

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1916
p. 314-315

PATRICK BOYD

Patrick (1759-1835) an orphan, was in 1772 bound to John Crawford, a
blacksmith. Four years later he came before the Augusta court to complain of
ill treatment by his master. By 17S3 he was living on the place now occupied
by his grandson, Edward Boyd, and had a shop where he pursued the trade of
blacksmitlt and bellmaker. He acquired much prop-erty and left his children
well provided for. It is thought that his father’s name was Robert and that
his mother was a Porterfield. He seems to have had a sister Esther, born
1750. Her father Robert died before 1765. His marriage to Ann McDowell is
said to have taken place at Donally’s fort. C: Robert (Catharine Ballantyne)
(d. 1879)-P. Porterfield (d. 1881) (Eliza H. Gray, 1839)-Esther (George
Drummond, 1812, James Foster)-Jane (1788-1858) (James Hawkins,
1808)-Margaret (1797) (Martin Hill, 1819, James Leach)-Nelly-Nancy
(1795-1888)-(William Bickett, 1825).
C. of Robert: Andrew B. (Catharine Gray, 1847)-Agnes A. (Andrew
Wylie, 1845)-Ann (James Jarrett) -James-Margaret (s) -Rachel (s)
-Cassandra (s) -William (Elizabeth Lemons) -Matthew (s)-Robert
(Jennie Stevens) (d. ’62) (Rachel Nickell, 1830c)
C. of A. B. of Robert: Robert A. (Elizabeth Lynch).
C. of William of Robert: Lomax (Howard Kennedy).
C. of P. Porterfield: William L. (1831-1853) (Mary A. Miller)-George A.
(1835-1909) (Caroline Leach, Mary A. Still) ; by 2d w.-Harvey H. (Minerva
) Patrick A. (1842-1905) (Amanda J. Leach)
-Lydia A. (William Barnett)-John H. (Emma White)-James A. (Sa-rah
Persinger)-Robert P. (Anna Rittenhouse)-Grier M.-Archelaus R.
-Thomas J. (Emma Hawkins).
C. of William L.-Mary A. (C. B. Selvy)-Robert P. (Sarah Connor)-William L.
(Mary Connor)-Virginia M. (William Still)~Dora B. (A. L. Withrow)-Newton A. (
Tigret)-Rachel 5.-Otho C.
Another Boyd was James (1769-1846) (Florence). C: Thomas, John, Jane (James
McDaniel, 1819), Nathan.