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Hale, George W.

Neck Broken
     An old soldier, familiarly known as "Doc" Hale and living near Tabor Church, started to go to Jackson in a buggy with his wife this morning about 4 o'clock, and when passing the mines of the Raccoon Coal & Fuel Co., three miles above Vinton, his horse frightened and ran off throwing him and wife out, breaking his neck and severely injuring her.

[Note: He is buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Huntington Township. He served in Co. E, 27th Ohio volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 5, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halfhill, Jacob

Death of Jacob Halfhill
     Mr. Jacob Halfhill of Poplar Ridge died at his home Friday, April 11, 1924, at the age of 92 years. He leaves two sons, Sam and Frank and one daughter, Mrs. wm. Rupe of Kyger. Burial Sunday by Undertaker Hix.

[Note: He was buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township. He served in Co. E, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 12, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halfhill, Jacob

     Jacob Halfhill, aged 18, private of Co. H, 19th U.S. Regt. Inft. Enlisted from Cheshire township, 14th April 1862. Died of Typhus fever in Hospital at Harrison's Landing, Va., July 27th, 1862. Unmarried.

[Note: His name was found in a list of those who died in the war. His mother received his pension.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 7, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Halfhill, John W.

Death of John W. Halfhill
     On Thursday last Mr. John W. Halfhill died at his home in Mason County, W. Va., in the 48th year of his age. He was a soldier in the 4th Virginia Infantry during the war of the Rebellion, and at his request was buried with the honors of war. We attended the funeral on Saturday last, at his late home. It was largely attended, hundreds of his neighbors and friends assembling to pay the last honors to an honest man and a worthy citizen. Mr. Halfhill was a native of Cheshire Township, this county, where he resided until fourteen years ago, when he moved to West Virgina. His wife and six living children survive him and have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 10, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halfhill, Peter

     Mr. Peter Halfhill died at his home in Addison Township Friday of last week, aged 77 years. Funeral services were conducted last Sabbath by Rev. W.J. Fulton, burial at Campaign Church by Undertaker Wetherholt. Mr. Halfhill was a highly respectable gentleman, and leaves many relatives to mourn their loss.

[Note: Soldier burial card indicates military service.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 10, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Halfhill, Reuben

Death of Reuben Halfhill
     Reuben Halfhill who broke his hip several weeks ago by falling, died at his home at Addison, Sunday evening, and was buried at Ward Cemetery, near Cheshire, Tuesday. He never recovered from the injury he sustained and gradually grew weaker until he passed away as above stated. He was a veteran of the civil war and stood well in the community.

[Note: Reuben Halfhill is buried in Halfhill Cemetery, Cheshire Twp. His tombstone reads Died March 17, 1907.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 22, 1907
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hall, Orin

Orin Hall
A Brief Tribute to his Life and Death
     The death of Orin Hall occurred at his home on Second street, Saturday evening, Febuary 2, 1895. He was sixty-one years of age, and one of this city's prominent and respected citizens. His death was rather sudden, he having only been confined to his bed one day. The direct cause of death was heart trouble, from which he was a sufferer.
     Mr. Hall was born at Elizaville, Ky., October 8, 1834. As a youth he began the work of life as a clerk. In 1863 he came here and worked in the capacity of salesman at John Dages' wholesale boot and shoe store. Later he embarked in the grocery business where the Hotel Ulsamer now stands. He remained in this business a number of years and finding it not lucrative, concluded to go into the retail boot and shoe business. After a few years in this business he went into the Fuller and Hutsinpiller Co.'s furniture factory as a foreman in a certain department, and remained there until about a year ago. Mr. Hall was known and respected by all as a worthy employe.
     The deceased was united in marriage October 29, 1863, to Miss Mary Vanden, of this city, and seven children were born to them, all of whom survive him. Mr. Hall became a member of the M. E. Church some twenty years ago and has been an active member ever since. He was a firm believer in the doctrines of the Holy Bible and a quiet and warm-hearted citizen.
     Mr. Hall has been troubled with fatty degeneration of the heart for a good many years, but seldom complained when depressed. This fall he purchased a lot of apples and retailed them out in one of J. C. Shephard's stores ---- below this office. Here he remained every day without a fire until his apples were disposed of. A fire could not be built in the room or the apples would spoil, so he was obliged to stay in the cold room, notwithstanding the disagreeable weather outside. There he contracted a cold and had been feeling bad ever since. He was not taken violently ill however, until Saturday morning last. He lingured until 7:30 in the evening and passed peacefully away without any signs of pain. From the time he was taken sick in bed, he gradually grew weaker and no hope for his recovery was entertained by the family physician.
The general obsequies took place at the family residence, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Jackson officiating. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery at Wetherholt.
     The deceased was a Royal Arch Mason and an honored member of the Grand Army, but the former order had charge of the remains.
     It is customary to scatter flowers upon the new made graves, and epitaphs sometimes read obliquely with the straight line of truth; but no eulogium which we could utter upon the life and character of the deceased, would strain the measure of merited praise. He was an affectionate husband and father, and his demise leaves a vacancy in the family that can never be refilled. He was of retiring disposition, but always polite and kind of manner, and a man whom all held in high esteem. His faithful wife and children will have not only the sympathy of their friends, but of the entire community in this, their sad bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 6, 1895
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hall, Orin

Death of Orin Hall
     Mr. Orin Hall died at his residence in this city last Saturday evening at eight o’clock, in the sixty-second year of his age. He had been troubled for a long time with fatty degeneration of the heart. A week or two since he contracted a severe cold which seemed to further affect his heart’s action, but his condition was not regarded as serious until the morning of the day he died.
      Mr. Hall was born at Elizaville, Ky., and began work in his youth as a clerk. He came here in 1863 as a salesman at the John Dages boot and shoe house. He was afterwards in the grocery business and the retail boot and shoe business and foreman of a department at The Fuller & Hutsinpiller Co.’s factory. In 1863 he married Miss Mary Vanden, of this city, and seven children were born to them, all of whom survive.
     The funeral services took place from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, and were conducted by Rev. B. F. Jackson, of the M. E. Church, of which church Mr. Hall had been a member for many years. Interment at Mound Hill.
     Mr. Hall was a good citizen, whose wide circle of friends extend their heartiest sympathy to the bereaved family.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 9, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Hall, William

Burial of Wm. Hall
     William Hall, for about twenty years a patient at the Athens State Hospital was buried at Centenary this morning. Mr. Hall, a former resident of Green township, was 73 years old. He is survived by his sisters, Miss Alice Hall of Illinois and Mrs. Wayland McCormick of near Columbus. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Wood. Burial by G. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: There is a Grave Registration Card for him but no other information about Civil War service.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 24, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hall, William D.

W.D. Hall Died in Walnut Tp.

     Lawrence county lost another old citizen early Wednesday morning when W.D. Hall, age eighty-three passed away very suddenly at his home in Waterloo, from an attack of heart trouble, being only sick about an hour. Mr. Hall has been a resident of the neighborhood of Waterloo practically all his life and was a man who stood high in the community, he being an active member of Mt. Zion Methodist church from where the funeral took place Friday afternoon at one o'clock. The services were in charge of Dr. J.B. Hawk of Portsmouth district superintendent.
     Besides his wife, the following children are left to mourn their loss, John T., of Gallipolis, E.D. of Tuscola, Ill., Mrs. Ella Gates of Tuscola, Ill., J.O. Hall, prominent attorney of Shelbyville, Ind., Stanley Hall, principal of the Gallipolis schools, Sherman A. Hall, principal of the schools of Mineral Ridge, O., O.L. Hall, formerly paster of Pine street M.E. church of this city but now of the Methodist church at Waterloo, and Chester at home.
     The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. His death will leave not only a place vacant in his home but in the entire community. He was a man who always took a keen interest in things which were undertaken for the betterment of the neighborhood and county in which he lived. The burial was at Mt. Zion cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo. ---Irontonian

Hall, William D.

     William D. Hall, son of William Hall and Catherine Barkhurst Hall, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, May 15, 1838. He died March 15, 1922, aged 83 years, and 10 months. He moved with his parents to Lawrence County at the age of 8 years.
     In October, 1864, he enlisted in the 183rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served in the army until the end of the Civil War.
     He was married to Mary Jane Fox in September, 1865, and to this union seven children were born, three of whom survive, two died in infancy, and Anna Belle Houck who died in 1904, and Rinda C. Neal who died in 1905. His wife died in May, 1879, and he was again married to Sophronia A. Wiseman in October, 1879, and to this union were born six children of whom five survive, and Leslie A. Hall who died February, 1915. Soon after his return from the army he purchased a part of the home farm and was a continuous resident of the neighborhood the rest of his life.
     He was a teacher in the public schools for a period of eighteen years and always took much interest in educational work. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church at an early age and remained a faithful member until death. He served as Recording Steward of the Patriot and Waterloo charges for fifty years and was always found in the Quarterly Conferences during this period. He took an active part in the erection of this church in 1876 and was always a liberal contributor to church work. He was always found on the side of right on all moral questions and did much for the advancement of civic righteousness in his community. His faith and trust in God grew stronger in his declining days, and he expressed to his family that he was waiting for the Lord to call him to his reward.
     He leaves surviving him his wife, Sophronia A. Hall, and eight children: John T., Gallipolis, Ohio; Ella M. Gates and Elmer D. Hall, both of Tuscola, Illinois; J. Oscar of Shelbyville, Ind.; Orval L. of Waterloo; Stanley M. of Gallipolis; Sherman A. of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and Chester D. of Waterloo, and three sisters, one brother and many other relatives and friends.

[Note: Even though his residence is referred to as Lawrence County here, he and Sophronia were found in 1880 in Walnut Township, Gallia County. He is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Walnut Township, Gallia County.]

Gallia Times
March 23, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Halley, B. Frank

Death of Mr. Halley
     Mr. Frank Halley, of Eureka, sick about two weeks with pneumonia, died Friday evening, Jan. 1, 1904, aged 65 years. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter in Missouri. One son is at Wellston, and two at home. He belonged to the Order of Knights of the Golden Eagle. His funeral will be at Bethel M.E. Church at 1 p.m. Sunday by Rev. J.S. Griffith. W.C. Hayward & Son have charge of the funeral.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 60th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1904
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halley, Cornelius Edward “Neal”

The old Veterans passing away
     The death of the late Cornelius E. Halley at his home in Ohio Township, noted in the Journal, evidences what the veterans of the Civil war realize, that their ranks are thinning fast – very fast.
     Cornelius E. Halley was born in Mercerville, this county, March 5, 1843, and was consequently in his 61st year of age at the date of his death, July 31, 1903. He enlisted in Co. F, 33rd Ohio Vol. Inf. Commanded by the late Col J.H.M. Montgomery and was mustered in with the Company August 25, 1861, but owing to disability incurred in line of duty, he was discharged by surgeon’s certificate of disability March 1, 1862. His comrades said of him that he was a valiant soldier always ready and willing to do his duty until he incurred the disability which resulted in his death. The Pension Department realizing this gave him a pension of $72 per month for the twelve years preceding his death from which he received since 1891 the sum of $10,368.
     The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Eliza A. Stevers September 4, 1864. who with one daughter and four sons survive, the surviving children being Miss Alta L. Halley, of Spicy, and Uro O. Halley of Pittsburg, George O., Patrick H. and Chauncey M., all of Spicy, Ohio.
     He was a member of the Christian Church and professed faith in Christ shortly before his death singing a number of songs.
     His remains were deposited in the Cemetery near Sandfork, Rev. Philipps acting as minister and Wetherholt the undertaker.

[Note: Cornelius Halley died July 31, 1903, and is buried in King's Chapel Cemetery]

Gallia County paper
August 1903
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Halley, Francis M.

     Died, on the 12th of May, 1864, at Hospital No. 1, Knoxville, Tenn., Corporal Francis M. Halley, Company G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, of Punemonia [sic]. Deceased was born in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio. Another brave soldier gone to his eternal rest, another name added to the sad list of fallen heroes. His relatives and many personal friends have sustained an irreparable loss, and the country a brave and efficient soldier. His death has cast a gloom over this company which shows plainly how highly he was appreciated. He enlisted in this company in August, 1862, at Portsmouth, Ohio, he had been constantly with the company until it reached Point Burnside, on its way to Knoxville, where he was taken sick, which prevented his proceeding farther at that time. But he was to(o) deeply interested in the cause in which he was engaged to linger behind longer than he was able to travel. He was soon numbered again among his comrades, but alas! for only a short time, he was taken to the Hospital where he lingered on, still hoping to regain his health and return to his company and do the duties of a soldier, which he never hesitated to perform under any circumstances.—But all his hopes were in vain, the stern messenger death, claimed him as his prey.
     He was interred in the Soldiers Cemetery near this city, and his grave marked. Owing to circumstances that were unavoidable, the company was prevented from paying their last tribute of respect to their departed comrade. But his memory will long be cherished in the hearts of all who knew him. And as the wild flowers bloom over his grave his friends have (the) consolation of knowing that he died as he lived, a true christian, a kind friend, and a devoted patriot. W. L.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 7, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Halley, Hugh P.

Old Soldier, Hugh P. Halley, Passes
His Passing Leaves But Seven Union Veterans In Gallia County
Funeral At Providence Church At 2 Sunday P. M .
     Hugh P. Halley, a Union soldier of the '60's, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at the home of his son, Fleming R. Halley, about 3 miles back of Bladen. It had been known here for a week or two that he was ill and that little or no hope for his recovery was entertained.
     Sounding of taps for this venerable and lifelong resident of Ohio Twp., leaves but seven of his old comrades in this county. One of them Jacob Spires, long a resident of Alice, has really been making his home, at least most of the last year with relatives at Marion, Ohio. Still another, T. J. Clark, is a patient in the Holzer Hospital.

ONE SURVIVOR HERE                                                                                  
     Now there is but one old soldier in the lower part of the county- James Gatewood, whose post office is Crown City but whose home is in Ohio twp.
     Dr. A. B. Garrett is the only surviving "boy in blue" in Gallipolis or in the tier of townships extending straight back from this point to the Jackson line, that is, Gallipolis, Green, Perry and Greenfield townships.
     The other three survivors are M. C. Boice, Cheshire R. D.; Harvey Russell, Vinton; Francis W. Brookman, Kerr; "Squire David R. Edwards died at his home in Greenfield twp. late in March.
     Mr. Halley was in his 91st year, having been born on Feb. 10, 1847 . He is the last of his family that has had an important part in the upbuilding [sic] of the county. His exact age was 90 years, 6 months, and 23 days.
     In Feb. 15, 1864, when a lad of 17 years, he enlisted at Mercerville in the war against secession and became a member of Co.F, 33rd regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Col. James H. Montgomery, a notable warrior from Ohio Twp.
     Mr. Halley remained in the service until July 15, 1865, when he was honorably discharged at Louisville, Ky. After the war he was a member of the G. A. R. post at Bladen until it had to be disbanded because of it's dwindling membership through deaths.
     When still a young man Mr. Halley married Susan Day and they lived where the son Fleming now owns and lives. She died in March, 1885. They are survived by three sons besides Fleming R.- Lee Halley of Gallipolis, Alzora of Eureka and James Halley of Bladen. There are 10 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Providence Church, of which deceased was a member, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, in charge of Rev. C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
3 Sept 1937
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch                                                                      Top of Page

Halley, James Timothy, Rev.

     Rev. Timothy Halley died very suddenly of apoplexy at his home near Crown City Monday morning, aged about 70 years. He had eaten a hearty breakfast and was in his usual health when the attack came on. Dr. Williams was summoned but Rev. Halley was beyond the aid of man. He was a good Christian gentleman and bore the good will of every one. He was buried at Good Hope Wednesday afternoon.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 24, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halley, Samuel

     Capt. Samuel Halley, of Ohio township, for three or four years an inmate of the Athens Asylum, died there on Friday.  He was Captain in the 33d Regiment Ohio Volunteers during the war.

[Note:  Died Jan. 23, 1880].

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, January 29, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Halliday, Alexander

     Died, at the residence of Mr. Wm. Waddell, in Green township, Feb. 6th, 1869, Mr. Alexander Halliday, in the 29th year of his age. His disease was pulmonary consumption. The deceased was a young man of excellent qualities, and won the confidence and esteem of all who formed his acquaintance. Never influenced, by circumstances contrary to correct convictions of duty, to do a wrong act, he was truly a consistent, prudent, sober-minded young man. His business qualifications were above what may be termed ordinary, and he was ever honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellow man.
     His disease was of long continuance, yet he was a remarkable example of patience, even in his severest sufferings. When convinced of the near approach of death, he adjusted all his business affairs in a very satisfactory manner, and sought at once to make preparation to enter upon the eternal future. He doubtless realized the pardoning love of the Redeemer and left the world in the triumph of a living faith. Conscious till the last moments of life, he realized fully his situation and longed for his departure. He leaves the pleasing assurance to his friends who mourn their loss, that he has entered the rest of the Saints, and leaves behind for their remembrance the earnest request to meet him in a better land.

[Note: He is buried in McCaskey Cemetery in Meigs County. Served as Squirrel Hunter.]

The Gallipolis Journal
February 11, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Halliday, John T.

John T. Halliday Dead
Close of the Career of a Conspicuous Gallipolis Merchant
A Sketch of the Busy and Useful Life That Ended Sunday
     Mr. John Thomas Halliday departed this life Sunday morning, Nov. 20, 1899, at half past ten o'clock.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John W. McCormick and Rev. L.L. Magee at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday afternoon at half past one o'clock. The interment will be conducted at Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hayward & Son. The pall bearers will be Messrs. Alex and Frank McCormick, sons of W.H. McCormick, Wm. and Thomas Mccormick, sons of J.W. McCormick and Way and Laing McCormick, sons of Chas. H. McCormick.
     The death of Mr. Halliday was not unexpected. He died from a slow but progressive paralysis, comparatively painless, but none the less insidious and deadly. His first attack occured at Delaware five years ago. He partially recovered from this and it was hoped he would have no more of it, but a year ago last January while going out to the cistern to get a pitcher of water he received a fall on the icy ground which gave him a severe jar, and it is supposed injured his spine and aggravated the trouble, never having been able to walk scarcely afterward and his decline has been steadily progressive from that on, finally affecting his eyes so that he could not read, and finally blinding him entirely so that he could not tell day from night and rendering him helpless as an infant, unable to move hand or foot or even his head. His mind remained clear however, up to the eight o'clock Saturday night or even later, when he passed peacefully away at the hour named, almost without a sign of dissolution. He was fully aware of his condition and was fully prepared for the change. Death has no terrors for a well spent life and he met his fate philosophically and even with his habitual cheerfulness.
     Mr. Halliday was born 66 years ago on the first day of this month. He was the only son of the late Thomas Halliday, who with his brother Laing Halliday, did a large mercantile business where Mr. Hutchinson's hardware store is now, the firm being at one time known as Halliday, Waddell & Co. He began clerking for the firm early in life and finally succeeded them in the business, and for many years had one of the most popular stores ever established in this city, and did a large and remunerative business.
    On November 15, 1854, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Waddell McCormick, daughter of John and Sallie McCormick, his venerable mother-in-law surviving him at nearly 90 years of age. By this union he became the father of sons, Messrs. Frank J. Halliday, of Delaware, O., and J. Ernest Halliday, merchant, of this city, and daughter, Mrs. W.H. Harvey of Chicago, these and wife being left to mourn one they loved more than tongue can tell.
    After many years of successful business, W.Y. Miles of Lancaster, married Mrs. Halliday's sister, Miss Irene E. McCormick, and opened a dry goods store in the National Bank building on Court street. Later on the two firms became one, Mr. Miles moving his stock to that of Mr. Halliday, and they merging their retail business into a wholesale business, thus founding the first and only wholesale dry goods house this city ever had. They were very successful and soon found themselves compelled to find more commodious quarters, taking the big store room of the late W.H. Langley fronting the Park, where the Deardorff & Poore store now stands. Even this was not large enough and later they moved into the William C. Miller block, now occupied by J.M. Kerr & Co., and completely filled that capacious structure from top to bottom and did an immense business. Mr. Miles became infatuated with the idea of going to Columbus, and Mr. Halliday promptly purchased his interest, paying him $50,000 therefore. When Mr. Miles retired from the firm he was succeeded by the late C.H. Schaefer, and the firm name was changed from Halliday & Miles, to John T. Halliday & Co. Later on Mr. Schaefer retired from the firm and Mr. Halliday's son Frank and son-in-law, W.H. Harvey became members of the firm.
     Each change seemed to bring new life and inspiration to the house and in all its changes its success was phenomenal. Later on, and Mr. Halliday having become one of the wealthiest citizens the county ever produced, he retired, selling out his entire concern to Messrs. B.F. Barlow, Joseph Schenck, Wm. Lanning and Edward Mills, and the firm name became Barlow, Lanning & Co. This firm a few years ago moved to Huntington and there sold out and all are now in other business.
     This is simply a sketch of Mr. Halliday's mercantile career. While this was in progress, he conducted much other business on various lines and was a large stockholder and director in the Ohio Valley Bank and became its Vice President. If we remember rightly he also became intersted largely in the First National Bank. He bought farms and conducted them, built many nice houses and gave employment to many people. One thing he did for which he has received more credit than any man in this town, and that was for looking after the interests of the young men of his own town and lending them his assistance to getting a start in the world. He did not hunt up strangers. He was almost a father to the young men of his own city and there are many who will cherish his memory and keep it green for having put them in the right way and made men of them.      After retiring from his long and successful career as a merchant he moved to Delaware, O. It seemed impossible for him to keep out of business, and he became the largest shipper of hay in Ohio. In the meantime, even before retiring from the dry goods business he invested largely and we are told profitably in Colorado silver mines, and he continued to be interested in business in Gallipolis, and had an interest in the dry goods house of Hanson, Williams & Co., and the wholesale boot and shoe house of F.R. Williams Co., and had he not been overtaken by illness would doubtless have been actively and largely engaged in business to the hour of his death. It may be said here, that whatsoever received his personal supervision and attention became a success. He had nerve and business ability and was a fine accountant and financier. His mind not only grapsed a general idea of enterprise in hand, but the smallest details so essential to success, seemed not to escape him, In this, he was different from the majority of men. Indeed, take him all in all, there were few like him or his equal. He was the soul of honor. The name of John T. Halliday carried solidity and responsibility and was golden when spoken, and amid all his business cares he never forgot his duties to his Creator. He was a patriarch and father in the Methodist Church to which he was attached. His gifts to it were munificent. No man worthy of consideration ever applied to him for credit or assistance, but that he received it. Some are good to their friends, and their friends' friends, but John T. Halliday was good to all. Every man who knew him will revere his memory. The world was better for his having lived in it, and did we not believe that such as he would be blessed in the hereafter, all the brightness of this life would fade out of our heart. He helped everything that was good, that was elevating or progressive, left a record that every man should emulate. He was a model citizen whose careeer should be an inspiration to every young man. He neglected nothing that tended towards the betterment of himself or fellows. He was a student of good works and good books. He was genial to every one and always had time in his busiest hours to say a pleasant word. Even to those by whom he suffered financially he was kind and unreproachful and when sickness and death overtook him he went not down to his tomb unwept, unhonored and unsung.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 20, 1899
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, Asher B.

     Infirmities of age caused the death of Asher B. Hamilton, 88, retired miller, and former resident of Vinton, Gallia Co., at Protestant Hospital, Saturday. Mr. Hamilton came to Columbus two years ago to make his home with his son, Dr. Edwin A. Hamilton, 153 12th ave. and daughter, Mrs. William Porter, Clintonville. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Emily Hamilton, and another daughter, Mrs. John Eagle at Vinton. The body will be sent to Vinton Monday for funeral. Burial will be made in the McGhee cemetery. Columbus Citizen

[Note: He was a Squirrel Hunter from Gallia County.]

Gallia Times
April 7, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, Charles

Death of Mr. Chas. Hamilton
     Mr. Charles Hamilton, living on 2d avenue between Spruce and Pine, died this Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock. The funeral services will probably be Wednesday. He left a wife but no children and was an old soldier and drew a pension. He was a painter by occupation, but got crippled up and did little but mend umbrellas of late years. He was a very clever man with many friends. Hayward has charge of the body.

[Note: We have an a.k.a. for this man as Jeffery S. Hawk. See his obituary. It appears that he went by Hawk on all official records. Charles does not have a death record here nor does he appear on any census records. Yet the obit is in twice, once under Hawk and once under Hamilton. Why did he use two names? ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hamilton, James M.

Aged Veteran Passes Was Member of 43rd O.V.I.
     James M. Hamilton, 89, a Civil War veteran, former resident of Vinton died Sunday night at his home in Columbus. He was a member of Co. B, 43rd Ohio Infantry. He is surived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Rome, Spahr, of Oklahoma City, and six sons, Charles B. of Pasadena, Harry J. of Oklahoma City, Clare J. of Denver, James of Columbus, Bert of Vinton and Gail W. Hamilton. The body will be brought to Vinton for funeral services and burial.

[Note: He was buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 10, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, John A.

     Captain JOHN A. HAMILTON, one of our most highly esteemed and worthy citizens, departed this life at half past six o'clock last Wednesday evening, September 3rd. His virtue are known to all of us. Vice, he had none. He was born March 18, 1840, and came to this City with his mother and the rest of the family when about 10 years of age. At an early age he taught school in Green Township. in the Beardsley Settlement. He clerked for some time in Henry M. Onderdonk's book store, in this City. He was bookkeeper for the late grocery house of John A. Robinson, and Robinson & Bailey.
     In 1862 he enlisted in Company B, of the 91st O. V. I., Captain James Niday, as Orderly Sergeant, and participated in many severe skirmishes and battles in the Shenadoah Valley, being promoted to 2nd and 1st Lieutenant, and finally Captain.
     For many years he served with honesty and fidelity as cashier of The First National Bank, of this City, and was one of the directors of the same. In the meantime he was elected to many local positions of trust and honor, by almost a unanimous vote - serving as City Treasurer, and Secretary and Treasurer of several Building and Loan Associations, member and President of the City Council, one of the Board of Trade, a director of the Gallipolis, McArthur & Columbus Railroad, and in fact has been connected with almost everey work of enterprise and importance in which the people were interested during his life time. Such a man cannot pass away without leaving a vacancy hard to fill.
     But above all these things he was a good citizen, a true friend, a kind husband and father, and his memory will be kept green with all of us for years to come. His funeral services took place at his late residence last Saturday afternoon, September 6, and were conducted by Rev. W. H. Lewis, in the double capacity of Chaplain of the Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was prominent member, and as Minister of the Gospel. He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery, M. R. Gross conducting the burial. A large concourse of friends followed him to the tomb. Every citizen turned out to pay the last respects to his memory. His family consisted of wife and two daughters. He was a brother of Captain R. L. Hamilton and Engineer Robert Hamilton of the Steamer Boone. Peace be with him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XVII
Number 42
September 9, 1884
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                          

Hamilton, John A.

Tribute of Respect.
Ariel Lodge No 156, I. O. O. F.,
Gallipolis, O., Sept. 9th, 1884

     WHEREAS, a mysterious Providence has removed by death from our Order a shining light, in our much loved brother John A. Hamilton, we do hereby express our heartfelt sorrow for the sad bereavement that has not only deprived us of a worthy brother, whose many noble traits unfolded week after week for so many years in the Lodge room; the community at large, where he moved with manly dignity and honest intention; and the home circle, where with a husband's devotion and a father's loving care, he was a model worthy of imitation:
     RESOLVED, That we hereby express our sincere sympathy with the widow and orphans of our deceased brother, and may God encircle them in His everlasting arms of love and protection.
     RESOLVED, That in respect for our deceased brother the Lodge room be draped in mourning for the period of thirty days.
     RESOLVED, That the above preamble and resolution be entered upon our Records, and a copy of them be furnished to the family of the deceased.


Gallipolis Journal
September 18, 1884
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Hamilton, Robert Kelley

Death of Robert K. Hamilton
     Robert Kelley Hamilton, the subject of this sketch, was born August 8, 1842. He was brother of the late John A. Hamilton, Cashier of the First National Bank of this city, the late David Hamilton and Captain R.L. Hamilton, the well known Kanawha and Ohio River man, at present commanding the Gallipolis steam ferry-boat, Champion.
     He was married to Miss Alice Halliday, daughter of the late Laing Halliday and has been engineer on various steamboats among them the Scotia, Boone and Luella.
     He was always physically delicate, but was actively employed for the most of his life, until July 1892, when on the Luella, a cylinder head blew out, a piece of iron striking him on the right leg which seemed to give him a nervous shock. He went to the Marine Hospital in Cairo, Ill., where he remained a short time, when he returned to the boat and resumed his duties for a few days when he was attacked with a stomach trouble. He again went to the Hospital where he remained until the next October, when he came home receiving the best of treatment and attention here. Last July Dr. Hanson accompanied him to Cincinnati, where Dr. Eichberg, a specialist, was consulted, but no good results followed, and he continued to decline from the most intense suffering, only alleviated by the free use of anodynes.
     Tuesday afternoon, February 20, 1894, he passed away leaving a widow to mourn the great loss of a most estimable companion. His funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon by Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent of the Presbyterian church, at his late residence on Second Street, the burial following at Mound Hill, by Hayward & Son, and all under the direcion of Ariel Lodge I.O.O.F., assisted by Knights of Pythias, of which Orders he was a worthy member.
     Mr. Hamilton was a most excellent citizen with a large circle of warm friends. His death will be regretted by all who knew him, and his widow will have the sympathy of the entire community.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 24, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamm, William J.

W.J. Hamm Dies in Rio Grande Thursday Eve
Civil War Veteran Had Three Grand Children in This City
     William J. Hamm, a veteran of the Civil War, died at 8 p.m. Thursday evening at his home in Rio Grande. Mr. Hamm was a well known and prominent farmer. Surviving relatives are three brothers, Creighton, Center Point, Frank, Rio Grande, and John, of Chicago, and four grandchildren, one in northern Ohio the son of his late son, James, and the three children of his daughter the late Mrs. W.D. Thomas, Mrs. Lorah Robinson, Loren and Elizabeth Mary Thomas of this city. Funeral will be held at Old Pine church Sunday at 10 a.m. and burial in the cemetery there.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 5th WVVI and in Co. F, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery. The dates on his stone are 1849-1927.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 18, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hammond, James L.

     After the presentation of presents, Mr. Erwin made some few remarks thanking the crowd for the kindness they had tendered him. The young folks, then were called together, and they sang a few war songs and spent the remaining part of the evening in playing harmless games; but on hearing the news of the the death of Mr. Jas. Hammons, an old soldier of Riverton [Jackson Co., Ohio], the crowd soon dispersed some returning to their homes while the old soliders went to take care of their dead comrade.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 194th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He died in Milton Township, Jackson County and was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Huntington Township, Gallia County.]

Jackson Standard Journal
December 16, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hampton, James

     Mr. James Hampton died at his home near Addison on Feb. 27, aged 85 years. He was a brother of the late Colonel Hampton and John Hampton and was the last of his family. He was a civil war veteran and a member of the G. A. R. Post at Kyger, which had charge of his funeral.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 36th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 10, 1905
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hampton, Taylor W.

Death of Col. Taylor W. Hampton at Denver, Colorado, Last Saturday.
     Our readers will be pained, we know, to read the above announcement. The news was received yesterday (Sunday) by telegram to Dr. James Johnston from Colonel Hampton's son-in-law, S. M. Brandyberry. It simply said: "Col. Hampton died yesterday (Saturday). Heart disease. Have written."
     Colonel and Mrs. Hampton had been in Denver perhaps four or five weeks. Mrs Hampton is in poor health, and as is generally known her daughter Mrs. Brandyberry is in poor health, and they were there to visit Mr. and Mrs. Brandyberry and receive such benefits from the climate as they might obtain. Dr. Johnston says he spent considerable time with Col. Hampton while on his recent trip to Denver and a week ago last Thursday had quite a long conversation with him. He seemed to be in perfect health, and was in the best of spirits and was jovial and jolly as of old. He intended when the Doctor was there, to return to Columbus with Mrs. Hampton about September 1st, and his death must have been a great shock to his friends there as it will be to those here and elsewhere.
     Col. Hampton must have been nearly if not quite 70 years of age. He was a kindly hearted, courteous and agreeable man. He was Lieutenant Colonel of the 141st Ohio Infantry in the war, which regiment was composed of more than ordinarily fine looking men, and the Colonel was behind none in personal appearance. After the war he settled in Gallipolis and entered upon the practice of the law and was an earnest and eloquent advocate at the Bar. He served two terms as Prosecuting Attorney of the county and filled the office creditably. He was an ardent Republican, an adroit politician and had a large following of personal friends, who will with us deplore his death. His family have our deepest sympathy. We do not know at this time what disposition will be made of his remains but expect to know at an early date.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, August 31, 1892
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hampton, Taylor W.

The Late Colonel Hampton
Arrival of Remains--Ex-Soldiers Pay Respect to His Memory.
[Columbus Evening Dispatch (Wednesday)]
     The remains of Colonel T. W. Hampton arrived at home at 8 o'clock this morning and will be buried from his late residence, corner of Neil and Second avenues, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
     He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry for three years in the late war, receiving wounds and injuries which finally caused his death. He moved to this city from Gallipolis, O, about six years ago, during which time he practiced law and had built up a very nice business. Two months ago he took his wife, whose health was failing, to Colorado Springs, where he took to his bed and died in nine days.
     Deceased was a man of noble character actuated at all times by honest and upright motives, generous and kind, a true friend to the old soldiers, their widows and orphans, giving liberally of his time and means to relieve their wants. He was a member of Cadot Post G. A. R. at Gallipolis, Ohio, but never joined any organization here.
     Old soldiers, regardless of organizatrions, will meet at the corner of Neil and Second avenues at 1:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, to pay their respects to the memory of a gallant comrade who sacrificed his all, health and eventually life itself, for his country.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 7, 1892
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Hank, George B.

     George B. Hank was born about 1827 and he enlisted August 30, 1862 in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He was taken prisoner of war at Rogersville, Tennessee on November 6, 1863 and died of disease at Andersonville Prison May 16, 1864. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. His widow received his penison on May 17, 1865.

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

Hanlin, Moses

Death of Mr. Hanlin
     Mr. Moses Hanlin, aged about 58 years, died at his home on First Avenue after an illness of a good many years. He served in the war of the Rebellion and was a member of the Leaper Post of the G. A. R. under whose auspices the funeral was held. The deceased leaves three daughters and four sons, his wife having died only a few months ago. Rev. Mr. Arthur, of Epworth Chapel, conducted the religious ceremonies.

[Note: Moses Hanlin is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. His tombstone reads 1848-July 1904]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 22, 1904
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hanna, Daniel S.

     Daniel S. Hanna was killed September 28, 1863 in a battle at Jonesboro, Tennessee while serving in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He left a widow Harriet R.

1890 Military Census
Abstracted by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Hanna, H. P.

Sudden Was Call of Death Angel for Judge Hanna.
Hear [Heart] Disease Claims Prominent Soldier and Politician.
     Judge H. P. Hanna died suddenly of heart disease, at his home in this city Thurday evening about nine o'clock, April 2, 1908. He had been a sufferer more or less from heart trouble and rheumatism for some time, though his condition was not considered serious until a few days before his death, when an examination by the X-ray showed that he had aneurism of the aortic artery. He quit his office work and began to take the best of care of himself and the day of his death ate his meals as usual and was very cheerful and comfortable. About nine o'clock he and Mrs. Hanna went upstairs to retire and when they had ascended the stairs he complained of pain in his chest. Mrs. Hanna went downstairs to telephone the doctor and she heard a fall. She had left him sitting on the side of the bed and he had fallen to the floor. Dr. Bean and Mr. Tanner arrived immediately and they placed him in bed, but he soon expired.
     Mr. Hanna was born on a farm near Vinton and would have been 65 years of age the 22 of this month. He enlisted in Company G. 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery at the age of 20 and served during the war. After the war he was Postmaster, express agent and railroad agent at Alice for several years.
     He was popular and in 1890 he was nominated for Probate Judge and elected and re-elected in 1908. He served two terms as state senator and among other things was author of the law creating the office of State Fire Marshal.
     For several years he had been a Trustee of the Children's Home, in which he took great interest. From a number of prominent men he was chosen as Trustee of Middleport Bank and has given it his entire attention for several months. He was a director of the Gallipolis Savings and Loan company and an official in Grace M. E. Church for many years. He was a member of G. A. R. and the Knights of Pythias.
Whether in private life or in the discharge of official duties Judge Hanna was always sincere, honorable and able. As a public official he made an enviable record and his motives or integrity were never questioned. He was a staunch friend and his word was as good as his bond.
     His home life was happy and he delighted in caring for his family who in return gave him full measure of affection. Though firm in decision he was kindly and gentle and his death comes as a personal loss to those who knew him. The funeral services were held at Grace M. E. church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Cherrington and Elder Hawk and the edifice was crowded to its capacity. The burial was at Mound Hill by Haward & Son.
The Knights of Pythias and G. A. R. attended the services in a body and escorted the remains to their last resting place.
     Besides a devoted wife, he leaves four children, John P. Hanna of Marietta, Edward Hanna of Columbus, Mrs. Vint Tanner of Gallipolis and Mrs. Wilbur Stone of Junction, Idaho.

[Note: The tombstone of Judge H. P. Hanna reads 1843-1908]

Gallipolis Journal
April 10, 1908
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Hanna, Hudson Perry

Death of a Prominent Citizen of Gallipolis - Well Known Here
     Gallipolis, O. April [unreadable text] - The friends and acquaintances of Judge H. P. Hanna everywhere will be shocked to hear of this sudden death which occurred at his home on Second avenue in this city a little before nine o’clock Thursday evening, April 2, 1908. He would have been 65 years of age this month.
     He was born on a farm near Vinton, this county, which he left at the age of 20 to enlist in Company G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery and he served his country to the close of the war. After the war he went to work for the Hocking Valley railroad and was the agent, express agent and post master and filled various minor [unreadable text] positions.
     He was married right after the war, July 8, 1866, to Miss Drusilla Turner. He became the father of Mr. Ed Hanna, statistician in a state office in Columbus; John P. Hanna, banker of Marietta; Mrs. Vinton A. Tanner, of this city; and Mrs. Wilbur Stone, of Junction, Idaho, all of whom with his good wife survive him.
     He had a host of friends out about Vinton, and they crowded him forward for the office of Probate Judge, to which office he was elected in 1890, and about that time he moved to Gallipolis, selling his farm. He [unreadable text] splendid Judge of Probate Court and was re-elected in 1893 and served life full time, becoming well acquainted with Gallipolis people, and made a host of friends. He was easily nominated for the state senate and was an important and influential member of that body, and was the author of the bill creating the office of State Fire Marshal. He served on various important committees while in the Senate, on finance, agriculture, penitentiary, Industrial School, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home, federal relations, benevolent institutions and insurance. At his death he was an official member of Grace M. E. church, a director on the Gallipolis Savings and Loan company and trustee of the Middleport bank in bankruptcy.
     He had belonged to various orders—more than he could well attend—Knight Templars, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and G. A. R. and believe at his death, he attended only the Grand Army of the Republic and Knights of Pythias, the last having charge of his burial.
     The {unreadable text} had aneurism of the aortic artery, a weak place right at the curve on top which caused a dilation that could be easily seen by means of the x-ray that was used. He quit his office work last Saturday. Yesterday evening his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Tan[n]er were in, leaving between 7 and 8 o’clock. They had not been gone long until he and Mrs. Hanna retired to an upstairs room to go to bed. Exertion of going upstairs seemed to affect him and he again complained of the pain in his chest. Mrs. Hanna got up and went downstairs to telephone the physician and Mr. and Mrs. Tanner. The telephone is located under their room and she heard, as she supposed, Judge Hanna fall to the floor. She had left him sitting on the side of the bed. She ran right upstairs and found him lying on his face on the floor. Dr. Bean and Mr. Tanner were close behind Mrs. Hanna and they raised him up and got him to bed, but he soon died.
     The funeral was held Sunday and was very largely attended.

Reprint of a Gallipolis Paper Article in an Unknown Marietta, OH, Newspaper
Abt. Thursday, April 2. 1908
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page

Hanna, Hudson Perry

Father of John P. Hanna Dies Suddenly
     News of the sudden death of ex-State Senator H. P. Hanna, of Gallipolis, father of John P. Hanna, treasurer of the People’s Banking & Trust Company, was received in the city, Thursday evening. Mr. Hanna had been in his usual health until Thursday evening about 8 o’clock, when he told his wife that he felt ill. She immediately went to the home of her daughter just a short distance from the house to advise her of Mr. Hanna’s illness and when she returned she found him dead in his chair.
     The deceased was about 65 years of age. While the information received by telephone did not state the cause of death, it is thought that heart failure was the cause. Mr. John Hanna left the city this morning to attend the funeral.

Unknown Marietta, OH, Newspaper
Abt. Thursday, April 2, 1908
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Harding, Edson R.

     Mr. Edson R. Harding, of Dayton, O., was found dead in a chair the other day. He was a native of Gallia County, having been born in Cheshire Township about 57 years ago. The remains were brought here and interred at Kyger, Friday morning of last week.
     He was a brother to Hale, Casper and Lewis Harding, of Kyger; Wilson, of Vanceton, and Art Harding, of Kansas; also a half-brother to A.B. Harding of Kyger, and Mrs. Helen Chapman, of Letart. He was a druggist,single and a gentleman of noble traits.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 22, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Harper, James

Death of Capt. James Harper
     Our community was shocked in the early evening of Wednesday last by the intelligence of the sudden death of Capt. James Harper. He was standing at the corner of Court and Third Streets, in front of C. D. Kerr's drug store, when the sudden summons came. Although he had complained of not feeling well on the day of his death, he was apparently in his usual health and his sudden taking off seemed incredible as the news spread about the streets. The testimony of eye-witnesses indicates that there was no warning of the fatal stroke. Although past the allotted three score and ten years, he was yet a vigorous man and to all appearances the perfection of physical manhood. Captain Harper was well known to the citizens of the entire county, having been engaged in journalism in connection with the Gallipolis Journal almost continuously for the past forty years. He was a man of intrepid character and marked personality, and through his journalistic career he left his impress upon the entire community. His editorial labors were characterized by that bold and independent spirit that actuated the man in all his conduct. At the time of his death he was the only charter member left of those who organized the lodge of Odd Fellows in this city, and it is characteristic of him that in all the time since its organization he never drew one cent of benefits from the order except upon one occasion when sickness entitled him to the usual allotment, he drew it and immediately paid it into the widows' and orphans' fund of the order.
     At the breaking out of the war he was selected to command the home militia and rendered effective service in that capacity. His judgement and decision were such as to fit him for such responsibility and commanded the respect of all who were under him. Since the Journal passed to the present Company he has been engaged in no active labor and his familiar figure was to be seen every day on our streets and especially along the Park front, which he loved to haunt. He was rich in reminiscences, and his positive manner always gained the attention of his listener.
     Capt. Harper was born at Lancaster, O., November 7th, 1819, and a portion of his youth was spent in this city where his father edited the Journal. During his early manhood he lived in Louisville, Ky., and for six years was employed at the printer's trade on the old Louisville Journal. At the time he left that office he had attained to the position as foreman, and upon his departure was presented with a "Golden Rule" which he cherished up to his death as a mark of distinction. He had started more than fifty young men out in the world as practical printers, whose knowledge of the trade had been acquired under his direction.
     He was married November 27, 1847, to Miss Susan Drouillard, daughter of Joseph Drouillard, and his wife survives him. It was shortly after his marriage that he came to this city and purchased the Gallipolis Journal, and he has resided here continuously since that time, with the exception of two years he spent in Louisville.
The funeral services were held on Saturday last, Rev. P. A. Baker officiating. The ceremonies were under the direction of the I. O. O. F., the members of which order gathered from throughout the county to pay their respects to their departed brother. The interment took place at the Old Cemetery.
     The following relatives from abroad were in attendance at the funeral; Mrs. Martha I. Edwards, of Delaware, Ohio, a sister; his brother, Edward Harper, of Cincinnati; Miss Emma Sands, neice, of Zaleski, Ohio; Mrs. Emily D. Norton, and son Frank, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

'O blessed sleep! and oh more blessed wakening,
From earth's distress to heaven's delights to leap!
The night's all past, the glorious morning breaking,
For so He giveth His beloved sleep.

'O empty shell! O beautiful, frail prison!
Cold, white and vacant, tenantless and dumb!
From such poor clay as this has Christ arisen--
For such as this He shall in glory come!

[Note: Old Cemetery is Pine Street Cemetery. Captain James Harper is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. His tombstone reads November 17, 1819-September 16, 1891.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 22, 1891
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Harper, James

On the Death of Capt. Harper.
     Dropped dead! What a shock of gloom cast about us! The spirit that warmed and animated the frail casket of clay has forever fled! Like a lamp extinguished before the dawn of a coming day, his soul has soared to unknown realms of light, leaving that manly form in the chill embrace of death. Called up higher--yet he will be missed from the ranks of the living. From among his hosts of friends and neighbors who loved and esteemed him! From the best circles of society--from the threshold of his home--from the side of his affectionate companion, brothers and sisters--all! He will be sadly missed. His death leaves a void in their hearts that can never be filled. Although he had lived past man's allotted three score and ten years, we are reluctant to see the earth close over the remains of one whose life had been so fraught with usefulness--of one whose career has been so brightly distinguished. Faithful and true to the principles he advocated; while he boldly and independently maintained his convictions of right, his conduct toward his opposers, was so high toned and honorable that even his enemies respected him. We knew him best in by-gone years through the spirit of his editorials. Endowed by nature with more than ordinary genius--the instructive words, wise counsel and pure sentiments of brotherly kindness portrayed by his gifted pen, made lasting impressions on the minds of his readers. He towered above the common ranks like a prince among his fellow men, and our frail pen can pronounce no higher eulogy on his memory than to say his generous soul was free from malice or envy. True to his country in her hour of need, he made a bold stand and with sword and pen wielded a powerful hand in defense of our time-honored institutions. He was truly one of nature's noblemen. We lament the loss of such--snatched as it were so suddenly from our midst, from the companion of his years, and from those bound to him by the strongest kindred ties--the stroke seems heavy, and yet, while we try to yield submissively to "Him who giveth and taketh away", we entreat you to check the rising sigh of grief and be cousoled (consoled) with the thought that he escaped the scourge of disease. Dropped dead, without a struggel (struggle).
     No lingering days and languishing nights of torturing pain or scorching fever for Him to endure. Only wafted, as it were into that dreamless sleep which ends in an Eternity of light and joy and peace. Only summoned by the soft touch of the merciful hand of our great Creator--called up higher where among the ranks of Heaven's redeemed, he awaits you. Tis glorious thus to die!

"How vast God's love; how vain the skill of mortals!
He did not mean that we should understand,
Until our feet had crossed the shining portal;
The things so deep, and fathomless, and grand.

And he has made a Heaven--a place most holy,
For his redeemed to sometime enter in,
And there is room for all the meek and lowly
Whose faith thro' sorrow, hath washed out all sin.

----- believe, when we shall cross the river,
----- bridge is death--and reach the other side,
There in that land with God, the Mighty Giver,
Our hearts shall ever more be satisfied."

                    Mrs. Maggie L. Johnson,
                    Saundersville, O.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, October 1, 1891
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Harper, James

Resolutions Upon the Death of James Harper
     The following report of the committee was unanimously adopted by the lodge:
Paeamble [Preamable]: In the death of our brother, James Harper, Ariel Lodge has lost its oldest and most honored member, and Oddfellowship, its foremost and staunchest supporter. Brother Harper was a charter member of Ariel Lodge, and the last in our midst of that faithful few who laid the foundation of the Order in our city. He was not merely a charter member, but himself the prime mover and the chief actor in the organization. From the organization down to the day of his death, covering a period of more than forty years, he was an active, consistent member of the Lodge, his interest never waning, his zeal never lessening; his hand was ever open to an Odd Fellow; his tongue and pen ever ready to defend and uphold the Order; his heart always in the work. The sterling character and rugged individuality of Brother James Harper were in many respects typical of Oddfellowship and its best exemplification. He believed in "a universal fraternity in the family of man," and illustrated the truthfulness of his profession y constantly administering sympathy and relief. He, like his beloved Order, sought to improve and elevate the character of man; to imbue him with proper conception of his capabilities for good; to enlighten his mind; to enlarge the sphere of his affections; in a word, to lend man to the true fraternal relations designed by the Great Author of his being. With him, Friendship toward man prompted the contest, Love supplied the weapon, and Truth consecrated the effort and gave the victory. He was an Odd Fellow in deed and in truth; therefore, be it Resolved,
That this preamble and resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Lodge.
That the Lodge room be draped in mourning for the period of sixty days.
     That we tender our sympathies to the widow of our dear brother, and that an engrossed copy of this report be furnished her, and that a copy of this preamble and resolution be furnished each of the city newspapers, with a request for their publication.


Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, November 11, 1891
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Harrington, Francis Clayton

Old Soldier Called
     Francis Clayton Harrington, 75, a native of Clay Tp. and a member of Co. L, 7th Ohio Cavalry, died of bronchitis at his home on Garfield Ave., Monday, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Leaper and Mrs. Thevinen.
     Rev. J. L. Porter conducted the funeral at Centenary at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Burial by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Francis Clayton Harrington is buried in Centenary Cemetery, Green Twp. His death certificate reads July 7, 1842-July 30, 1917]

Gallipolis Journal
August 2, 1917
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Harrison, Lewis

     Lewis Harrison, whose serious illness has been mentioned in the Journal, died Sunday night at 11 o’clock. His remains will be taken to Morgan Centre Tuesday morning for burial. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton, of Rio Grande, at the church at that place.

[Note: He served in Co. K, 173rd and as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried in Vance Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
October 20, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Harrison, Robert, Sr.

Death of Robt. Harrison, Sr.
     Mr. Robert Harrison, Sr., of Harrison township, about 84 years old, died Sunday afternoon about 1 o'clock. He had a stroke of paralysis a week ago Friday, and another stroke Sunday. He leaves several married children, but his wife preceded him. He was a nice old man.

[Note: He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery in Harrison Township and he served in Co. H, 32nd O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 6, 1904
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Harshbarger, Thomas J.

Veteran Soldier Taken
     Thomas Harshbarger,70, died at his home in Jackson last Sunday. He was a member of the 91st Ohio and a comrade of a number of Gallia countians.

[Note: He lived in Gallia County quite a few years before moving to Jackson. He was in Co. A, 91st O.V.I and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson County.]

Gallia Times
November 12, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hartsook, Joseph

Joseph Hartsook Dead
     Joseph Hartsook, an old soldier who spent much of his time here in recent years, died at the home of his son David in Pleasant Valley, Raccoon township, the latter part of last week. The funeral was held at the Brush church near Vinton Monday. He is survived by several adult sons and daughters. He was a fine, affable, pleasant old gentleman.

[Note: Joseph Hartsook is buried in Brush Cemetery, Huntington Twp. His tombstone reads Born 1837]

Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1915
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hartsook, Joseph
     Joseph Hartsook was born in Pennsylvania on August 31, 1839, and departed this life March 12, 1915, aged 75 years, 6 months and 11 days. He came to Ohio at an early age and the most of his life was spent in this state.
     On Aug. 19, 1858, he was united in marriage to Jane Hull, whose death occurred 20 years ago. Their marriage [sic] life was spent on a farm near Ebenezer Church. At the time of his death he was making his home with his son David.
     Mr. Hartsook enlisted as a soldier in the civil war, and served in the 173rd O.V.I. He joined church early in life and was an active worker in the Lord's vineyard. For many years he was an active and useful minister in the Free Baptist Church.
     He is survived by seven children, Mrs. A.J. Price of Vinton, Mrs. Elza Lewis of Bidwell, Ira of Monroeville, Mrs. Merley Gubberly of Cleveland, Martin of Columbus, David of Vinton and Charles of Chicago. He also leaves to mourn their loss five sisters and two brothers, and a number of relatives and friends.
     The funeral was held on Sunday at 10 a.m. services conducted by Dr. J.M. Davis, interment by Davis & Thomas at Brush cemetery. The pall bearers were D.J. Rees, Bigelow Deckard, D.E. Gooch, Edward Stephenson, Wm. Jones and E.B. Matthias.

Gallia Times
March 31, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hartwig, Henry

Henry Hartwig Drowned
     The Cincinnati Commercial of Saturday brings the painful news of the drowning of Henry Hartwig. It says: Henry Hartwig, engineer of the Madison packet Louis A. Sherley, fell from the boat as she was touching the wharf at Aurora, yesterday morning at 3 o’clock, and was drowned. Efforts are being made to recover the body. Hartwig is from Covington, Ky., and is about 60 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children. His wife is an invalid. It is feared the shock of his sudden taken off will prove fatal to her. The unfortunate man had walked out on the boat’s fantail to oil the journals of the shaft, and was thrown into the river by the shock caused by landing at the wharf-boat. Efforts to save the man’s life were made with all the dispatch possible, but they were of no avail.
     The body was subsequently recovered, and taken to his late residence in Covington. The parents of the deceased reside near Porter, this county, and it is only two weeks since the Journal announced a visit from the deceased to his aged parents. He was a good man.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, January 22, 1880

Hartwig, Henry

     The late Henry Hartwig, whose death by drowning was announced in the Journal last week, was married in this county June 8, 1848, to Miss Anna S. Irwin, daughter of the late David Irwin, Esq. Mr. Hartwig was born in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, April 23, 1821; came to America with his parents in 1831.
     His first steam boating was done when 12 years of age, when he went as interpreter for some boatmen taking emigrants to St. Louis. He seems to have kept a complete diary of the boats he was on, and we copy from it a few items, as we find them in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
     February, 1849, he was first engineer of the steamer Herman, Capt. Summers, Kanawha river. In May, 1860, first engineer of the Allen Collier, Capt. Johnson, Kanawha and Cincinnati packet. From May, 1862 to Nov. 1865, he was in the service of the United States, serving most of the time on the gunboat Eastport, but for fourteen months he had charge as Chief Engineer, of the Navy Yard at Memphis. In 1875 he was engineer of the U. S. Snagboat S. H. Long. His last boat was the Lewis A. Sherley.
     The deceased leaves a wife and four grown children, viz: Henry H., Spencer, Julia and Isabella, the last named being a clerk in the Covington post office. Mr. Hartwig also leaves a comfortable estate.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, January 29, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Haskins, Charles

     Charles Haskins, Private, aged 18, enlisted Aug. 4th, 1861, from Guyan township, died at Memphis, Tenn., of consumption, July 25th, 1863, unmarried, leaving a widowed mother.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. One source said he died of disease at Camp Sherman, Mississippi July 30, 1863 and another source states he died in Memphis. It's very possible he became ill at Vicksburg and was transferred to Memphis for treatment. He is probably the Charles A. Haskins who was a private in Co. K, 16th OVI, which was involved in the Seige of Vicksburg, which ended on July 4, 1863. There is an additional problem in that the list where this was found primarily listed soldiers from the 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and there was also a Charles Haskins in that regiment who served near this same date, but that regiment was serving in Virginia at that time.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Haskins, Henry G.

Henry Haskins Dead
Prominent Citizen of Guyan Towship Has Passed Away
     In the death of Henry G. Haskins, at his home in Guyan Township on Saturday, February 21, 1914, Gallia County loses one of its leading citizens. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death, which was caused by an attack of pneumonia.
     The funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. N. B. Barnett, burial being in the family graveyard by undertakers Stevers, the following acting as pall bearers: J. L., W. S., Henry and J. P. Haskins, W. W. Colwell and W. M. Montgomery.
     The deceased was a son of Hiram and Elizabeth Haskins and was born in Guyan township where he spent all his life. He began teaching school when a young man and at the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. B 173rd O. V. I. He was made a Sergeant in 1864 and was mustered out at Nashville in 1865. Returning from the war, he continued teaching. Altogether he taught 32 years or 77 terms of 3 months each. In 1873 he was married to Elizabeth Crawford.
     He is survived by his widow, sons Dr. J. P. Haskins, of Gallipolis, H. E.
Haskins at home, Dr. E. Blaine Haskins of Mississippi, daughters Miss Nora Haskins of Lancaster, Mrs. Margaret Daniels, of Columbus and by a brother, Hiram Haskins. Mr. Haskins was a man of high character and was held in great esteem by his many friends, who will extend their sympathy to the family, in their loss.

[Note: Henry G. Haskins was born in 1830 and is buried in the Halley-Haskins Cemetery, Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 26, 1914
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Haskins, Henry G.

     Gallia County suffered the loss of one of her foremost citizens last Saturday when the spirit of Mr. Henry G. Haskins of Guyan township took its flight to the other shore. Mr. Haskins was widely known as a man of high character, upright in his dealings, and he bore the respect and esteem of many friends. For many years he had been a prominent figure in the affairs of his township and county and his opinion on any subject always received careful consideration. He lived his years well, and now that he is gone the impress of his life will linger long on those he has left behind.
     Henry G. Haskins, a son of Hiram and Elizabeth Haskins, was born on Oct. 13, 1839, and died on Feb. 21, 1914, aged 74 years, 4 months and 8 days. He was born in Guyan township and lived there all his life, save the years he spent in the army during the great civil war. He began teaching school when a young man at home and followed that vocation until his country's call became too strong for him to withstand, when he enlisted in Company B, 173rd O.V.I. In August, 1864, he was made a sergeant under Capt. David F. Hover, and so served until discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1865.
     On returning home he again took up teaching. He taught for a period of 32 years, or 77 terms of three months each. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Crawford at Crown City on Feb. 23, 1873, and to this union were born the following children: Nora B., now of Lancaster, Dr. J.P. of Gallipolis, Margaret, wife of Mr. Ross Daniels of Columbus, Henry E., on the old homestead, Dr. E. Blaine of Mississippi, and Mrs. Grace Dailey who resided at home. One brother, Mr. Hiram Haskins, survives him.
     He was a man who took great interest in his family, doing all he could for their advancement and sharing their joys and sorrows. He was a broadminded, well bred man, whose advice was widely sought and generously given. Generous almost to a fault, his hand was ever open to the deserving, his ear never deaf to the wants of his neighbors. He took great interest in the welfare of his country, and for many years was active in politics, standing high in the councils of his party. Always loyal, and often importuned by his many friends, he would never seek nor accept any office. For several years his health had been so poor he never went from home, but took great pleasure in having his friends visit him.
     On Feb. 13 he was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia and rapidly grew worse until Feb. 21 at 7 a.m. he peacefully passed to the great beyond. During all his illness he complained not, but was always cheerful. He leaves a beloved wife, and the sons and daughters above mentioned, six grandchildren and many friends and relatives to mourn their loss. A peculiar incident was that his funeral occurred on his wedding anniversary, having been married 41 years on that day.
     The funeral services were held on Monday by Rev. N.B. Burnett, the burial at the family cemetery by undertaker J.W. Stevers. Those who laid him in his last resting place were J.L., W.S., Henry and J.P. Haskins, W.W. Colwell and W.M. Montgomery.

Gallia Times
February 25, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Haskins, Hiram

Old Resident Dead
     Hiram Haskins, the soldier who formerly resided here, is dead at Sandusky after a short illness with heart failure. He was well known here. The body will be buried at Sandusky. Two daughters and one son survive him.

[Note: He served in G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery. He is buried at Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio October 27, 1837-January 15, 1916.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 17, 1916
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Haskins, James P.

Suicide; James P. Haskins, of Creuzet, Hangs Himself
     News of the suicide of Mr. James P. Haskins, living one half mile north of Creuzet, this county, was brought to town Wednesday afternoon. It was received with surprise, owing to the fact that none knew what should prompt Mr. Haskins to end his life. No cause is assigned for the act and as his marital relations were pleasant, his finances such as to make a man cheerful, the only thing that could have possibly urged him to lay down life's burden is thought to have been ill-health. Mr. Haskins fought under the stars and was in the memorable battle of Gettysburg, and of late has been troubled with army ailments.
     Wednesday morning Mr. Haskins was engaged in trimming apple trees while his son was near by plowing. When the dinner bell rang Haskins started for the house. He stopped at the barn, secured a rope and after making a loop for his neck and fastening the rope to a rafter swung himself into eternity. A few minutes after his son came into the barn with the team of horses he had hitched to the plow to feed them before proceeding to the house. It was there that he found his father's dangling body stiff in death. It was cut down and removed to his home. The announcement of his suicide was a shock to the entire neighborhood and his family is overwhelmed with grief.
     He was 67 years of age last January and leaves a wife and eight children to survive him, viz: Misses Elizabeth, Rosanna, Frances and Nora, and Messrs. Henry, James P. Jr., William and Thomas Haskins. The latter two sons and all his daughters live at home, while the second named son is out in Illinois and Henry lives near home. Deceased was a brother to L. S., Hiram and Henry Haskins and Mrs. J. C. Caldwell.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, March 15, 1898

     James Preston Haskins, who departed this life March 9, was born Jan. 12, 1831, being 67 years, 7 months, 25 days old, having lived the full time allotted to man of three score years and ten. He was raised and always lived in Guyan township, doing as much to develop the country as any one. He was the son of Hiram and Elizabeth Haskins, pioneers of this county. He leaves a loving wife and eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are grown, three brothers and a sister to mourn his demise. He was ever a true citizen, upright, trusty and patriotic.
     At the breaking out of the war he offered his services to his country volunteering in July, 61, and serving faithfully under Col. Lightburn, Co. G., 4th Va., taking part in some of the hottest contests of the war, being in the battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, Champion Hills, Missionary Ridge, Cherokee Station, and many others. Under Gen. Sherman he marched through Georgia to the sea; was one who was sent to the relief of Burnside at Nashville when besieged by Longstreet.
     Though physically indisposed he never flinched from duty. He had no sympathy for army "bums" or petty thieves. He was mustered out at Wheeling Aug. '64, but soon re-entered the service and served gallantly to the close of the struggle.
     He became as upright a citizen as he had been a gallant soldier. A farmer by occupation he labored assiduously and by his enterprise and good management, accumulated a good living, and leaving considerable to his family. Honesty was his watchword. Being scrupulously honest in all his dealings and having a high moral sense of his words. His hand was ever open to charity and he took a delight in helping those who helped themselves. By his finances he was a pillar to the church near him. His many acquaintances were his friends. What more could be desired. W.S.H.

Gallipolis Journal
May 24, 1898
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Haskins, John Q.

John Q. Haskins Dies in Guyan Twp.
     John Q. Haskins, who spent his entire life of more than eighty years in this county, is dead at his home in Guyan township. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife and eight children and has many relatives throughout Gallia county. Burial will be in Good Hope cemetery but funeral arrangements could not be learned.

[Note: He served in Co. I, 45th Reg. KY Inf.].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 22, 1929
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hawk, C.O.

Stricken by Death While at Work on Roof of Home

C.O. Hawk, Gallipolis Resident One Week, Suffers Apopletic stroke
     C.O. Hawk, 83, uncle of Mrs. V.A. Tanner and a resident of Gallipolis just one week, was stricken with apoplexy while at work on the roof of his newly purchased home on upper Second avenue at 2 p.m. Wednesday and died immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Hawk had moved to this city from Vinton and only a week ago purchased their home from A.M. Mink who built it a few months ago.
     Besides his widow, who was his second wife, the deceased is survived by two sons, Ben of Glouster, O., and Blaine of Wilkesville, and one daughter Mrs. Carl Edmiston of Columbus.
     Burial will be made at Mound Hill Friday by Wetherholt & Entsminger but the time has not been set, pending the arrival of Mrs. Edmiston.

[Note: His draft registration card was found as Cassabina O. Hawk as well as his death certificate with a slightly different spelling of Casabina. Dates on his are stone 1842-1925. He served in Co. H, 148th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 5, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hawk, Jeffrey S.

Death of Civil War Veteran
     Jeffrey S. Hawk died Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock. He was born August 27th, 1847. He enlisted in Company C 2nd Regiment of Cavalry (Pennsylvania) on the 25th day of September 1865, served three years and was discharged on the 25th of September 1868. He was better known by the name of Charley Hamilton.      He came to this city in the year of 1876, and has been a resident here since that time. He leaves a wife but no children. He was a man of many friends. The funeral will be conducted at his late home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. ? Otto Newton.

[Note: Jeffery is found in the 1890 census here, has a soldier burial card, a death record, an estate and this obit. In 1850 and 1860 he was in Pennsylvania. He married Mary A. Weismiller here in 1882. He even has a Civil War pension although his service dates were after the war. He is also here on the 1900 and 1910 census. He always appears as Hawk not Hamilton. See also Charles Hamilton's obit.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 8, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hawk, John

     Mr. John Hawk, of Harris, was buried at Mt.Calvary last Sunday.  He died after an illness of only a few days.  Mr. Hawk was a soldier in the late war. He lost a limb in one of the many bloody battles in which he took part.
     It always gives us pain to see our old veteran heroes depart, yet we know that they go to a far brighter and happier world than this, and to one where battles have been unknown since the expulsion of Satan from that celestial throne.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 17, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann

     Hawk - John Hawk was born in the year 1835, died March 12, 1886, aged 51 years. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 for three years in Co. I, 36th Regiment O. V. I. He was wounded and lost one leg at the battle of Chickamauga; he was discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
     He was baptized February 15, 1867, by Rev. I. Haning and joined the free Will Baptist Church. His funeral sermon was preached Sunday, March 14, 10 a.m. to a large congregation by the Rev. J. K. Flemming. He leaves a wife, six children and a number of other relatives and old friends.

[Note: Also Co. B., 193rd O. V. I.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday March 31, 1886
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Hay, David

     Mr. David Hay, died Friday evening, June 1st, at the home of his grand daughter, Mrs. Ruey McCall, at Raccoon Island, Ohio, seven miles below Gallipolis, where he had gone only a few days ago on a visit. He was on last Wednesday taken with a stroke of paralysis and followed Thursday by another, from which he never gained consciousness.
     The deceased was in his 80th year and had most always enjoyed good health. He was a good man and loved by all who knew him. He made his home for eleven years with his son, Mr. M. V. Hay, of this city, and for the past year he has been making his home with his grand daughter, Mrs. Clardy Spencer, in Henderson. He leaves two sons, Mr. M. V. Hay of this city, and Mr. Charles Hay, of North Dakota, and a brother, Mr. Straud Hay, of Huntington.
     His remains was [sic] laid to rest Saturday in Clay Chapel cemetery, in Gallia county, by the side of his wife and two daughters.

[Note: Dec., 1827 - June 1, 1906; his wife, Eliza J. McLellon; 1836 - July 24, 1877.  Squirrel Hunter].

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
Wednesday, June 6, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Haynes, John W.

Old Soldier Meets Death in Waters of Ohio
     J.W. Haynes was drowned off the ferryboat last Saturday night. The body was recovered Sunday afternoon by Mack Broyles with a drag of gas pipe and fish hooks, within a few yards of where the unfortunate man met his death.
     He was an old soldier and had been here about a week, coming from Middleport. He had bought a shanty boat from Wm. Danner watchman on the ferryboat, and had been drinking more or less. Saturday night he slept with Danner on the ferryboat and getting up, fell off the fantail and was drowned before help could reach him. His body was sent to his first wife at Rutland, though he had a second wife living at Bashan Meigs county, who had recently written him to come home.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 21, 1907
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hazlett, Henry

Died in the Service
     Henry Hazlett, aged 16 years, enlisted from Clay township, in Co. I, 36th O.V.I., 22d Dec., 1862, killed at Chicamauga [sic] 19th Sept., 1863, unmarried.

Gallipolis Journal
September 14, 1865
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hazlett, John  

       Mr. John Hazlett, one of the well known men of the county died at his home in Chambersburg, Aug. 11, death being caused by heart trouble.  He enlisted in Co. I, 36th O. V. I. with the late W. P. Small and served throughout the entire war.  He left a wife and six children.. The deceased was buried in the McClellan Cemetery Aug. 12. under the auspices of the Morton Post, G. A. R.  

Gallipolis Bulletin
Vol. XXXVII,  No 73
Aug 19, 1904  
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Hebard, David Buell

Death of Judge Hebard
     Judge David Buell Hebard died at his residence in this city Saturday, Dec. 17, 1898, at 5 p.m., after being in feeble health for a long time. His funeral occurs at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Dr. Lloyd in charge; the burial conducted by the Masonic fraternity.
     Judge Hebard was born Nov. 29, 1823, at Marietta, and was the son of Jas. H. and Maria Buell Hebard. His ancestors came from England in 1630, his father dying of cholera in this city in 1849. The Judge read law with Judge Simeon Nash, and has been Auditor and Prosecuting Attorney of this county. His only partner in the law was Col. Alonzo Cushing. In 1875 he was appointed Common Pleas Judge by Governor Allen to fill a vacancy, and served one year. He has been a profound student of the Scriptures, a talented Hebrew and Greekscholar, and was far advanced in the mysteries and lore of Free-Masonry. The universal tribute of his associates is that he has been an honest, able and upright man. He was never married.

     Judge Jones presided at a meeting of the Bar this morning at which Messrs. Nash, White and Roadarmour were appointed as a committee to prepare resolutions on the death of Judge Hebard. Messrs. Johns[t]on, Alcorn and Dunn were appointed to select and secure a suitable floral tribute; it was also decided that the Bar and all the Court House Officials attend the funeral in a body.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 19, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hebard, James

James Hebard Dead
     James Hebard, a native of Gallipolis and well known here, died Monday evening at Zanesville, Ohio. The body is expected here Wednesday evening and will be taken charge of by Undertaker Hayward. The funeral services will be at the Episcopal Church Thursday morning by Dr. C. E. Mackenzie and the burial will be at Pine street cemetery. The pall bearers selected are: Jos. Mullineux, Harvey McCormick, Fred Cherrington, J. C. Shepard, Jno. Maguet and Jos. Angel. Mr. Hebard held the position of mailing clerk on various railroads for many years and was an old soldier. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Anna Sanns and is survived by one son, Vance Hebard of Zanesville.

[Note: 1st Lieut. & Adj. Co F & S, 2nd Ohio HA]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 19, 1913
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin.

Hebard, James E

One of Our Old Soldier Citizens Passes to His Reward at Zanesville

     It is with much sorrow we received the death of Mr. James E. Hebard, briefly mentioned yesterday. He raised from earth, we trust to life everlasting, at the Good Samartian Hospital at Zanesville, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1913, after a seventy-five years journey through this wonderful mystery of life, leaving, as most of us do, a pathway beset with trials and sorrows on one hand and sweet flowers and heavenly happiness upon the other. The writer of this article and Mr. Hebard were neighbor boys, till somewhere fifteen years of age, living down on 3d avenue, the old Dr. Hebard homestead being where Mr. Peter G. Thompson now resides, and our home a few doors below.
     The opening of Gallia Academy under the administration of A. G. Sears was an important event in that day, and we talked much about it, and we remember as if it were yesterday when we started to school with our books under our arms the first time the Academy bell rang. We were schoolmates a long time. Mr. Hebard learned the printers art and we remember worked in the newspaper offices of Editor George D. Hebard, the late Captain Alexander Vance, Col. John L. Vance and had a reputation in that day for being an expert job printer. Any one wanting a difficult neat job was always sent to Mr. Hebard. When the war broke out and Capt. Edward S. Aleshire got up the Ohio Heavy Artillery, he was elected First Lieutenant and followed its fortunes until the close of the war and was honorably discharged.
     We have no dates of events, but later he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Vance, daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. Alexander Vance, who had also served in the war, becoming a brother-in-law of Col. John L. Vance He followed the printing business for several years, until he was appointed a railway mail clerk, in which capacity he served in this state on Pennsylvania lines for a large portion of his manhood life, only retiring a few years ago, with a fine record for an American citizen of the better class and goes to rest with the high respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact in life's journey. Of the sorrows which came to him were the death of his parents, Dr. James H. Hebard, who was born at St. Albans, Vt, Jul 19, 1797, and who died in Gallipolis of Cholera in 1919. He was very prominent here.
     His mother, Mrs. Mariah Buell Hebard, born at Marietta and related to a distinguished family, died at Gallipolis April 25, 1872. Then came the deaths of his brothers Edwin George D Hebard of the Gallipolis Dispatch and his brother David B. Hebard, a prominent attorney and judge of Common Pleas Court. Later his only sister, Mrs. Peter A. Sanns, all prominent people, and now survived by only one member of his parents' family - Mr. Buell Hebard, a druggist for many years in Chicago.
     Intermingled with these deaths came the death of his most excellent wife, Mrs. Eliza Vance Hebard, who died Sept. 5, 1894. She left him a son, Mr. Vance Hebard, now a prosperous designer and architect of Zanesville, O., with a wife and two daughters, Dorothy and Frances. Lieut Hebard had been making his home with them for sometime.
     Mr. Hebard had a great many friends here at his old home, who, will with us, regret his departure from among the living.
     His body will arrive this evening over the H. V. accompanied by his son Vance and family. The remains will be taken to Undertaker Hayward's rooms, and Mr. Vance and family will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Maggie Sanns on First avenue. The funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Mackenzie. The interment will follow at Pine street cemetery by Hayward.
     The pall bearers will be Joseph Mullineus, J. C. Shepard, Fred Cherrington, Harvey McCormick, John Maguet, and Rev. Joseph Angel, the last three members of his company in the Civil War and Mr. Cherr     ington a representative of the K of P lodge of which he was a member.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 18, 1913
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Heisner, Capt. John

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Saturday 25th inst., Capt. John Heisner, aged 45 years. By the death of Capt. Heisner our town loses one of its most worthy and respectable citizens. The whole community mourns his loss, and the sympathies of all are tendered the bereaved family, in this sad and sorrowful hour.

At a special meeting of Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F. & A. Masons, held March 27, 1865, the following Preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to call our beloved Brother John Heisner from the scenes of earthly labor to meet with us no more in temples made with hands, and
Whereas, It is fitting that we the members of this Lodge, should give public expression to our feelings on this occasion therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of our Brother John Heisner we have been called to bear a severe and irreparable loss, both as an association and as individuals. The Lodge has lost an active, useful member; we a beloved brother; the community an upright citizen; his family a kind husband and father
Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family of our deceased brother our heartfelt condolence, mourning with them that death has chosen for his victim one who was so worthy of our highest esteem and dearest affection, in the early years of his vigorous manhood
Resolved, That we recognize in this inscrutable Providence the hand of Him "who doeth all things well," and bow with meek submission to His will, and that we humbly trust that we shall meet our brother again in that better land where there is no toil or pain, no sickness or death,
"Where no tears shall ever fall,
No heart be sad;
Where the glory is for all,
And all are glad."

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of our departed brother, and that they be published in the City papers.
     R. D. Van Duerson, Wm. Nash, John Lawson, Committee

[A similar resolution in remembrance of John Heisner was passed by Ariel Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F., on April 13, 1865, and signed by D. S. Ford, W. C. Andrews, and M. Emsheimer, Committee]

[Note: John Heisner is listed on a Union Citizens File as one of the owners of the Steamer Ohio No. 3. The steamer was likely one of the boats used against the Confederacy.]

The Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hemry, Cyrus

     Cyrus Hemry lived in Hancock County, Ohio prior to the war where in 1860 he was a school teacher. He was a son of George Hemry. He served in Co. G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was born May 28, 1837 and died May 30, 1861 as a result of drowning in the Ohio River. He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.

Created obit from Civil War databases and census records
May 1861
Created by Henny Evans

Hemry, Cyrus

The First Soldier Dead
     Of all the soldier's graves in the Pine street cemetery, the first one to be buried there was Cyrus Hemry. He was drowned up by the Island, and was buried May 30, (Decoration Day), 1861. He was aged 24 years and 17 days.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 19, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henderson, Edward

Death of Edward Henderson
     Edward Henderson, born in Washington County, Ohio, May 21, 1832, died at his residence, 584 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio; January 11th, 1896. He moved into Gallia County about 1854, locating at Vinton; married Euritta Matthews, daughter of Judge M.R. Matthews, May 21, 1857; was a soldier in the Union Army, a member of Co. K, 60th O.V.I. He moved from Gallipolis to Columbus in 1888. He was for 35 years a Mason, and a member of Magnolia Lodge, Columbus, O., at the time of his death.

[Note: He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 8, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henry, Nathan

     Mr. Nathan Henry died at his home in Harrison Tp., on Saturday last, of paralysis. He leaves two children to mourn their loss. The funeral was held on Monday, Rev. Jesse Ingles officiating, and the burial was at Macedonia, by Wetherholt.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter and in Co. G, 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 17, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henshaw, Edward L.

Death of Edward L. Henshaw
     Edward L. Henshaw, aged 85, died at his residence on Second Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 28, 1923. Mr. Henshaw was born in Danesville, N.Y., and came to Ohio at the age of 16. He married Hanna L. Nida in December, 1862. Three daughters were born, Emma of this city being the only one to survive her father.
Mr. Henshaw has been bedfast for five weeks.
     Mr. Henshaw was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Cadot Post No. 126 of the G.A.R. The funeral will be at the residence on Tuesday at 2 o'clock in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis and he served in Co. F, 141st O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 29, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henshaw, James G.

     Jas. Henshaw, who was injured four weeks ago by the bursting of a cast iron pulley at Gatewood’s saw mill, died Sunday from his injuries. It was thought that his chances for recovery were good, but paralysis followed with the result as stated.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Hulbert Cemetery in Green Township, Sept. 1, 1844-May 21, 1882.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 25, 1882
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hibbens, George

     George Hibbens, of late an inmate of the Athens Lunatic Asylum, died at Athens last week. His body was brought here and buried on Wednesday.

[Note: From 2nd Lieutenant; Commissioned an officer in Company G., Ohio 18th Infantry Reg. on April 22, 1861.  Mustered out on Aug. 28, 1861 at Columbus, Oh. It is not known where he is buried.]

The Gallipolis Journal
June 25, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hill, C. A.  

Stricken Suddenly With Apoplexy Sunday and Died About Noon                                  
     Our citizens were shocked Sunday about noon to learn that Charles A. Hill had passed away suddenly at his home on Fourth Ave., with apoplexy.  Mr. Hill was as well as usual when he arose in the morning and Saturday he has been to his work at the Hospital , where he was employed as machinist.
     Charles A. Hill was born in Yates County, New York, April 25, 1840.  His father was a native born Englishman, who married Elizabeth Murphey, born in Dublin, Ireland.  The newly married couple came from Ireland to America about 1830, arriving in New York. From there they went to Wheeling, and six years later came on to Gallipolis, where the father, Thomas Hill, died in 1876.   The son Charles learned the trade of machinist at Cincinnati, and it was his lifelong avocation.  He enlisted in the U. S. Cavalry in 1861 and served throughout the War of the Rebellion.
     In 1870 Mr. Hill married Josephine Waddell of this county, and to them six children were born, the following five surviving:  Mrs. T. S. Cowden, Ironton, Mrs. Harry Grove, Pittsburg, Charles D. , Athens, Anna and Lucile at home. He leaves one sister, Mrs. John M. Alexander of this city.
     For many years, and until the firm went out of business, Mr. Hill was a member of the firm of Enos, Hill & Company, machinists of Gallipolis, known from Pittsburg to New Orleans, and largely devoted to steamboat work.
     Mr. Hill was especially devoted to his children and his death is a grievous loss to them.  He was a Mason and Odd Fellow, and a regular attendant of Grace M. E. Church.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence by Rev. M. Cherrington under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge and the burial was at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. [NOTE: Died  Nov. 22, 1914]

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 27, 1914  Boo. 176  Nob 73 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Hill, Francis

Death of Mr. Frank Hill
     Mr. Frank Hill died at his home on Third Avenue Wednesday July 8, 1925 at 1 p.m. after a long illness at the age of 85 years. Mr. Hill was a son of Daniel and Priscilla Hill, a Civil War Veteran and a well respected colored citizen with many friends.
     He leaves his widow Evaline Hill, two daughters and one son. Mrs. Mary M. Hunter of Cannalton, W.Va., Arnetta of Columbus and Burt of this city. He also leaves two brothers Alex and Elza Hill and one sister Mrs. Roma Cole.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Paint Creek Baptist
church with burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 44th USCT. Dates from his stone are December 1, 1840-July 8, 1925.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 9, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hill, John

Death of Old Soldier
     John Hill, an old soldier living in East Gallipolis, died Monday evening at the age of 78 years. He had been in poor health for some time. His widow Mrs. Jessie Hill and several grown children survive. The remains will be taken to Zion church in West Virginia for burial Thursday in charge of George Wetherholt.

[Note: Funeral home records show that he died April 14, 1919 aged 78 years, 2 months and 6 days and that he was a member of Co. H, 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 16, 1919
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hill, John

     John Hill enlisted as a Quarter Master Sergeant in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 30, 1862. He was born about 1834, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Murphy) Hill. He was taken prisoner of war December 12, 1863 at New Markey, Tennessee and died of disease April 7, 1864 at Andersonville Prison. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery.

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

Hill, Nathan

     Mr. Hill belonged to the National Guards, and when they were called out, in May, 1864, for one hundred days, they were mustered into the service at the 172n Regiment. Mr. Hill lay sick at Gallipolis for several weeks, and died August 18, 1864. He leaves a family.

[Note: His military records states he died July 30, 1864.]

Jackson Standard, Jackson, Ohio
July 6, 1865
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Hineman, Adam Heider

A.H. Hineman Dead
     A.H. Hineman, one of the few surviving civil war veterans in Guyan township, died at his home last week. The funeral was Sunday. He leaves two sons, John and Charles Hineman.

[Note: He was born in Noble County, Ohio November 19, 1837 and died in Gallia County February 25, 1928. He served in Co.K, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Stewart Cemetery in Guyan Township.]

Gallia Times
March 1, 1928
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Hively, Jacob

Jacob Hively
     Mr. Jacob Hively, Lincoln Ridge, one of the old residents of Harrison township, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan.  26, 1897 at 2 o'clock.  He was veteran of the late war and while he was fighting for the stars and stripes he received a rifle ball in his hip which caused him endless pain and hastened his death.  He had been ailing for a long while, but about a week ago he was taken bedfast with dropsical trouble, the origin of which he sustained during the war.  He received the most careful attention and everything possible was done to ease his sufferings and make him comfortable.  He bore his distress manly and met the end as do those who are prepared. 
     He was about seventy-five years of age and a valued citizen.  He was a man noted for his firmness of character, honesty and integrity - undeviating from what he believed was right.   Besides a loving wife he leaves eight children, vis: John, James and Charles and Romain, Jessie, Caroline, Kansas and Lillie, most of who are married.  With his family is the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

[Note: Stone..Born 1824  Buried: Cemetery Dickey Chapel, Harrison Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin 
Feb. 2, 1897 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Hix, John A.

Mr. Hix Dead
     Mr. John A. Hix of Kanauga, said to have been as fine a man as there is in the county, died this morning, leaving a second wife and two sons, Eli and John of Cheshire township, by his first wife. The funeral services and burial will be at Poplar Church next Sunday at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton.

[Note: by Henny Evans, John A. Hix served in Co. D, 141st OVI.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 4, 1910
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page    

Hixon, F. M.  


     Mr. F. M. Hixon, of Chambersburg, died last Friday and was buried Sunday at Bethel by Wetherholt.  He was an old soldier and had been an invalid for several years.  A wife and several children are left to mourn their loss.  Mr. Hixon was for some time a sewing machine agent and was well known in this city, where he had many friends who will regret his death.  

[Note: Stone. Cemetery  Bethel Ohio Twp... Co. B.,  PA. BAW   Died March 1905]  

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 11, 1905 
Vol. XXXVIII, No. 21 
Transcribed by Charles Wright>

Hodge, James

James Hodge Dead
     James M. Hodge, a former resident of Addison and Springfield townships, died at South Tacoma, Washington, Nov. 26, 1920, according to word received here by R.M. Switzer, a cousin of Mrs. Hodge. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Jane Guy, a sister of John L. Guy, a former county treasurer and clerk of court in the seventies. He also leaves a daughter and three sons.
     Mr. Hodge was (a) member of the Fourth W.Va. volunteer infantry and was wounded at Vicksburg. He will be remembered by the older residents as a very fine man.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 4th W.V.V.I. and and Co. C, 2nd W.V. V.I.]

Gallia Times
December 9, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Holcomb, A.T.

A.T.Holcomb Dies
     PORTSMOUTH - Mar. 17. (A.P.)---Judge A. T. Holcomb, 91, dean of Scioto County Bar Association and oldest graduate of Ohio University, died here today. He served in legistlature of 1891 and was a native of Vinton, Gallia county.
     Judge Holcomb was an able lawyer and long prominent in politics. He was born Nov. 19, 1846, and was graduated from Ohio University in 1867. He had attended school at Vinton and Ewing on while assisting his father in a country store.
     He studied law under his uncle, Gen. Anselm Tupper Holcomb, and taught school at Vinton and Rodney and at Morefield, Ky. He was admitted to bar in Bates county, Mo., where his parents moved after the Civil War. He had lived in Portsmouth since 1875.

[Note; stone in Old Holcomb Cemetery in Huntington Twp., Gallia County; In the Civil War he assisted in the chase for Morgan's Raiders.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 17, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin
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Holcomb, Anselm. T.

     HOLCOMB - In Morgan township on the 12th day of March 1868, Anselm T. Holcomb, son of Abner J. Holcomb, in the 31st year of his age. The deceased was a soldier in the Union army for the suppression of the late rebellion, where he contracted the disease from which he died. ---- He leaves a wife and four children.  
Gallipolis Journal 
March 16, 1868 
Vol.  XXX  No. 19

Holcomb, Bradford F., Dr.

     Dr. B.F. Holcomb died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Lloyd Jones at Fostoria, Ohio, Tuesday, October 21. The remains were brought to Vinton, Ohio, where the funeral was held Friday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m., Rev. D.H. Jones of the city, officiating.
     The following obituary was prepared by Mr. Willard Holcomb, the only son of the Doctor: Bradford F. Holcomb born near Norwich, Chenango County, New York, April 15, 1835, worked on his father's farm in boyhood, took pride years afterwards in pointing out the stone fences still standing which he helped to build, was educated at Norwich Academy, taught school and began the study of medicine, came to Vinton in Spring of 1858 to visit his uncle Hon. Anselm Holcomb, and continued medical studies with Dr. Ira Holcomb. Here he recovered his health, found his best friends, his chosen helpmeet and his happiness. Here he was initiated into the Masonic brotherhood, of which he was a lifelong member.
     Here he enlisted in the Army of the Republic, first as Lieutenant of a Company of Cavalry, and afterwards in old Company B of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry commanded by Colonel, afterwards General Geo. B. Crook, and famous as an Indian fighter after the Civil War, first as Hospital Steward, then being promoted to Assistant Surgeon, with the rank of Lieutenant, "Doc" Holcomb, as his old comrades affectionately called him, accompanied his fighting regiment throughtout the war. South Mountain, Antietam, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Lookout Mountain are some of the battlefields whose names are inscribed in bloody letters on the banner of this regiment, which also held the field at Winchester when Gen. Sheridan made his celebrated ride. His was not the nerce [sic] joy of battle, although it was said that no surgeon could keep his ambulances closer to the firing line, and no one responded more quickly to a wounded comrade's call than Dr. Holcomb. His, rather the long, silent battle with Death in the scantily equipped field hospital, where disease killed more than bullets. He anticipated modern antiseptic treatment by scrupulous cleanliness, and although his nurses grumbled at the amount of water they had to carry, he seldom lost a case from gangrene or amputated a limb. Furthermore, he believed in humor as the best emollient for all ills, and his unfailing cheerfulness and flow of quaint, dry wit, did more than medicines in healing that homesickness which is worse than wounds. There are still many old veterans here who can recall the Doctor in his army days, and many of them owe their lives to him.
     Of all the offices he was ever called upon to fill, the presidency of his old regimental reunion held at Rutland probably made him proudest and on that occasion he made his only public speech on record. Returning from the war, he wedded Esther Matthews, daughter of Judge Moses R. Matthews, and moved to New York, where he began the practice of medicine. Again his health failed, and he returned to Ohio, taking up his residence in Jackson, where for nearly a full generation, he ministered unto the physical ills of man, and mingled in the business and social world as one of the best known and respected citizens of Jackson. Still he loved to return to Vinton at intervals and especially to the old farm at Beech Hill, which he undertook to manage until his health failed.
     For years he had suffered from rheumatism and heart trouble contracted during the war, and the climax came in the form of a stroke of paralysis. For a year he battled with pain and weakness, which he combated so many years for others but was unable to overcome himself. And now his remains are brought back here to rest amid the scenes he loved so well; among the old friends and comrades of his young manhood, and beside the baby daughter who died at Beech Hill nearly thirty years ago and lies buried in the old graveyard on the hill. He leaves a widow, a son, and a daughter to mourn his loss.

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
October 29, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Holcomb, C. M.

     Mr. C. M. Holcomb, son of the late Dr. Ira Holcomb of Vinton, died at Gauley Bridge in Western Virginia on last Friday.  He was a member of Capt. Adney's company in the 36th Regiment O. V. I., a printer by occupation, and a very worthy and amiable young man.  His body was brought down by a Government boat, and taken charge by his friends.
     To his widowed mother, the bereavement is a sad one, and we deeply sympathize with her in her irreparable loss.

[Note: Buried Glenn, Huntington Twp.  Died Jan. 1862]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 9, 1862  Vol. XXVII, No. 8 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Holcomb, Henry Cliinton

Death of Mr. Holcomb
     As stated briefly Wednesday Mr. Henry Clinton Holcomb died Tuesday midnight, December 20, 1910, from shock from a fall received the Sunday before. He had been in declining health and the accident precipated his death, though it was not due to any special physical injury.
     The funeral services will be conducted at the old Holcomb homestead Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. John W. McCormick, the interment by Hayward following in the family lot on Mound Hill cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. Frank Shaw, John Robinson, Frank Bell, Harry Holcomb, J.A. Lupton and Henry Peiffer [sic].
     Mr. Holcomb was one of the cornerstones, nearly of Gallipolis population. He was born February 1, 1834, in the Priestley brick dwelling at the foot of First Avenue, and was consequently nearly 77 years old. He was the eldest son of Francis and Mary Holcomb. His father was a fine butcher and Henry was brought up to that occupation.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Brothers in 1859. She preceded him to the better land in 1881 and they became the parents of the following children: William and Charles, deceased and Mrs. Anna Hayden, Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Minnie Alexander, deceased, Mrs. Mary Hurst and Mrs. Alberta Hayward of Warren, O., Mrs. Sherman Donnett of this city and Mrs. Cora Boyson of Spokane, Wash.
     Mr.Holcomb had two brothers...Lewis who died in Andersonville and Frank who died in recent years. He left sisters Mrs. Susannah Lupton, widow of the late John Lupton, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, Mrs. Ellen Bell, Mrs. Josephine Shaw, Mrs. Ada Hannan and Mrs. Alice Waugh.
     He had a wide and favorable acquaintance all over Gallia county having like his father before him, been in the cattle buisness all his life. He was a very pleasant, agreeable man with no enemies and his death is deeply regretted by all.

[Note: He served in 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, as 1st Cl. Musician.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 22, 1910
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Holcomb, Hilas M.

     Hilas M. Holcomb, aged 21 years, private Co. K, 60th O.V.I., volunteered from Huntington township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 24th day of March, 1862, taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry on the 15th Sept., 1862, and died in Hospital at Camp Douglas, Ill., on the 16th Oct., 1862 of chronic diarrhea—unmarried.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. He is buried at Glenn Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 28, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Holcomb, Joel Bowen

     Joel B. Ewing was born in Vinton, Gallia County December 2, 1837 to Stephen and Missouri Bowen Holcomb. He moved to Missouri as a young man where he enlisted in Co. A, 9th Missouri Infantry as a
Private. He was wounded in the head and suffered the rest of his life with the consequences of the wound. He was discharged and then re-enlisted in Co. A, 59th Illinois Infantry.
     He returned to Gallia County and married Susannah Wilcox in 1864. He left to return to the war and she never saw him again. She divorced him and she remarried. In 1876 he was in Hancock County, Illinois and remarried in 1877 to Mary E. Lyons. They moved to Colorado and in the pension records she called him insane. His head wound continued to give him a great deal of trouble. He died October 2, 1900 in Crowley County, Colorado.

Created obit from Nancy Hank Ewing research and service records
October, 1900
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, John

     John was born about 1840 to Ira and Esther Ewing Holcomb in Vinton, Gallia County. John enlisted in Co.B, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the same time as his brother Calvary Morris Holcomb who died in 1862. John was discharged in 1864 on a surgeon's certificate of disability but reenlisted a few months later in Co. A, 140th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
     After the war he went back to Vinton but when his mother moved to Illinois he went along to Hancock
County. He later moved on to Baker County, Oregon and then back to Ohio to Jackson County about 1890. By 1891 he was living in the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio. He was discharged from there in 1892 and returned to Oregon. He died April 23, 1893 according to his pension record and is buried at the Masonic Cemetery in Baker County, Oregon.

Created obit from research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
April 1893
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, John Ewing

     John Ewing Holcomb was born August 16, 1817 at Vinton, Ohio to John and Sarah Ewing Holcomb. He married Mary Matthews September 1, 1838. He owned a general store in Vinton and was also postmaster with the post office in his store.
     During the war John was the Union Army's provost marshal for Gallia County; his office was in
Gallipolis. He was in Gallipolis when Morgan's Raid hit so he missed them in Vinton but his store did not.
After the war in 1869 they moved to Butler, Bates County, Missouri. In 1886 they moved on to
Greenwood County, Kansas and then back to Butler.
     John died August 10, 1889 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates County, Missouri.

Created obit from research of Nancy Hank Ewing and burial records
August 1889
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, Lewis

     Lewis Holcomb died on 1 Oct 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia of chronic diarrhea.

Gallipolis Journal
January 12, 1865

     Lewis Holcomb's funeral will be at Christ Church in Gallipolis by Rev. R. Breare
on 1 Jan. 1865.

[Note: Lewis Holcomb was the son of Francis and Mary Holcomb and was born in Gallia County. He had two brothers, Frank and Henry, and sisters, Mrs. Susannah Lupton, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, Mrs. Ellen Bell, Mrs. Josephine Shaw, Mrs. Ada Hannan and Mrs. Alice Waugh. He served in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He was listed as prisoner 6 Nov 1863 at Rogersville, Tennessee and died at Andersonville.]

Gallipolis Journal
December 29, 1864
Transcribed by Henny Evans

     DIED - In Andersonville prison, Ga., of scurvy and chronic diarrhea, on the first day of October
1864, Louis Holcomb, aged 22.

He died in his youth, he died in his prime,
He died far from home in a Southern clime,
In the pride of his manhood, when life was most sweet,
When youth, hope and friendship, in harmony meet.
He went at the call of his country to arms,
To meet war's privations, to face its alarms,
The bullet might come the saber might fall,
For the sake of the Union he welcomed them all.
But alas! thus to perish in a Southern pen.
Where help could not come nor humanity ken.
The misery dire, the torture refined,
The offspring of hate in the Southern mind.
Oh black is the record that forever will stand,
Gainst the sons of the South, that chivalric band,
Whose escutcheon is dimmed, whose banner laid low,
By this cruel of cruelities to their northern foe.
And peace to the ashes of the love and the lost,
But one in a thousand of that countless host,
The eye will be sad, the heart will still mourn,
For the brother and son, who will never return.
But bright in the mansions of heaven above,
The myriads are singing, that God is still love,
For a nation's redemption we died and were slain,
Hallejuh to God, Hallejuah. Amen

Gallipolis Journal
May 11, 1865
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Holcomb, Phineas Huntington

     Phineas H. Holcomb was born to John and Mary Matthews Holcomb April 26, 1841 in Vinton, Ohio. He enlisted in Co. K, 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was taken prisoner of war at Harper's Ferry. He was mustered out in November 1862.
     Before the war he attended Ohio University and finished after the war. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1867. He moved to Dade and Bates counties, Missouri. In 1876 he married Mary Henry and continued as a practicing attorney in Missouri.He died January 26, 1917 in Butler, Missouri.

Created obit from Nancy Hank Ewing research and soldier records
January 26, 1917
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, Return Ira

     Return Ira was born February 24, 1845 in Vinton, Ohio. When about six years old, his family moved to
Clark County, Missouri and then on to Van Buren County, Iowa. He enlisted in Co. D, 10th Missouri Infantry when only 16 and also served in Co. C, 24th Missouri Infantry. After the war he worked as a literary worker and writer for newspapers and lived in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri for the next 23 years. In 1870 he married Lucinda Hannah Dearmin and had one daughter, Lillian Maude Holcomb. He divorced Lucinda in 1879 and in 1881 married again to Mary A. Alexander. They, too, divorced.
     Return Ira wrote for the St. Louis Globe Democrat under the name Burr Joyce; he reportedly was a
significant historian of the Civil War and Indian history. In 1888 he went to St. Paul, Minnesota where he was
Assistant Librarian of the Minnesota State Historical Society. He authored several county histories in
Minnesota. He died November 21, 1916 in St. Paul and is buried at Oakland Cemetery there.

Created obit from research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
November 1916
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, Zara

A Dead Soldier's Record
     Zara Holcomb was born Jan. 9th, 1837, in Gallia County, O. Was married to Miss Susannah Wilcox, on January 11, 1877. To this union one child was born, Mr. Holcomb enlisted in the Civil War on August 12, 1861, and was honorably discharged on September 19, 1864.
     He engaged in the following battles:
     1. Bull Run, 2nd battle, Aug. 10, 1862
     2. Frederickburg, Sept. 12, 1862
     3. South Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862
     4. Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862
     5. Tallahoma, June 23, 1863
     6. Hoover's Gap, June 23, 1863
     7. Brown's Ferry, June 27, 1863
     8. Mission Ridge, Nov. 22, 1863
     9. Cloyd's Mt., May 9-10, 1864
    10. Lynchburg, June 17-18, 1864
    11. Cabletown, July 15, 1864
    12. Charleston, July 19, 1864
    13. Kearnstown, July 23, 1864
    14. Martinsburg, July 25, 1864
    15. Hallstown, Aug. 24, 1864
    16. Berryville, Sept. 3rd, 1864
    17. Opequan, Sept. 19th, 1864
     Died July 20th, 1899. Funeral Friday at 2:30 P. M. at the Vinton F. B. Church, was by the Grand Army, Post of Vinton. He being a member of that Post. The Women's Relief Corps, taking part in the exercises. Burial by Undertaker Butler.
     W. J. Fulton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 169
July 22, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT

Hollingsworth, Daniel

The End Came to Daniel Hollingsworth Friday Morning
     Mr. Daniel Hollingsworth, living on Second street extension, died at 5:30 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning.  He has been in feeble health for a protracted period, but was only confined to his bed for the past three weeks.  Consumption was his ailment and death was the only relief to his suffering.  The deceased was in his 63rd year and leaves a wife and four children, namely; John W. Hollingsworth, who is teaching in Virginia;  Mrs. Rosetta Kemp, Mrs. Lucretia Buckner and Mrs. Luvada Kemp, of near Leaper.
     He was born in Wythe county, Va., May 16, 1836 and was married to Lucinda Stover in '57, moving to Gallia county in that year and locating in Clay township, where he resided until seven years since when he moved to this city.  He served in the war of the rebellion in Co. A, 91st O. V. I.  He was a member of John Leaper Post G. A. R.  and his burial will be under the auspices of Cadot Post.  He was a fine old gentleman with a multitude of friends and always lived an upright life.
     Since a boy he has been a member of the Christian church and was an ardent believer in the doctrines of that church. Rev. Frank Richards will conduct his funeral at his late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and Wetherholt will have charge of the burial at Pine Street cemetery. 

[Note: The name is spelled Hollandsworth on his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Journal,
Wed. March 22, 1899;
Vol. LXIV No. 18  Transcribed by Charles Wright                                              Top of Page

Holmes, Henry W.

Death of Mr. Holmes
     Mr. Henry W. Holmes, of whose serious condition we have spoken many times, passed away at his home on Pine street extension this Monday morning, Oct. 20, 1902, at 2 o'clock a.m., of heart trouble and dropsy and aged 55 years. He leaves a second wife who is the mother of two children, little boys Dewey and Harry, and several children by his first wife as follows: Howard, Ira, Ora, William and Myrtle, but no brothers and sisters.
     He had been a resident of this place since the war. He was a soldier during the war and drew a pension for his disabilities. He was born at Buffalo, W.Va., and was accounted an honorable and upright man. He worked some at the carpenter trade, and for eighteen years had been the sexton of the Pine street cemetery. He belonged to the Baptist Church and his funeral services will be conducted from that church at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday by Rev. I.V. Bryant, burial following in the Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.
     He was a member of the G.A.R. and the colored K. of P. order and it was thought the latter would direct the funeral services, though the details had not been definitely arranged.

[Note: He was a member of Co. M, 5 Reg. Mass. Vol. He was 54y 6m 11d at his death. His tombstone, discharge papers and 1890 census all record his name as Henry C. Holmes.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 20, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Holsten, William

Civil War Veteran Dead at Chambersburg
     Mr. William Halston [Holsten] of Chambersburg died Friday in his eightieth year. He was a veteran of the
civil war and was well known in the city.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry along with his father William Holsten, Sr. and is buried in Clay Chapel Cemetery in Clay Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 28, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Holsten, William Sr.

     Mr. William Holsten, Sr. of Eureka, and old soldier of J. H. M. Montgomery's Company of the 33rd O. V. I. and known among the boys as "dad" is in very feeble condition owing to old age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XIII
Number 9
January 3, 1900

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                                     Top of Page

Hooper, Stephen

Stephen Hooper Dead
     Mr. Stephen Hooper died March 1 about 11:30 p.m. at his residence on Third avenue, at the age of 89.  He had been in poor health for four months.
     He leaves two sons, John W. and J. M., the former at Columbus, and the latter in this county. One brother, Ira, 95 years old, lives in Vinton county. He has also two half sisters and an adopted daughter, all at home now.  He was a member of Grace M. E. Church.
     The funeral will be at the residence at 10:30 Wednesday morning, and the interment will follow at Cheshire. Mr. Hooper was a Civil War veteran.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 2, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hooper, Stephen

Stephen Hooper Dead
     Stephen Hooper, a Civil War veteran, died at his home on Third Avenue, Monday morning, March 1, 1915, aged 89 years, following a four months' illness. The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday morning and the body was taken to Cheshire for burial. He is survived by two sons, John W. of Columbus and J. M of this county, one brother, two half-sisters and an adopted daughter. He was a respected citizen and a faithful member of the Grace M. E. Church. His family will have the sympathy of all in their loss.

[Note: Stone: Born Jan. 26, 1826, Buried Gravel Hill.  Co. H, 13th WV Vol. Inf.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 4, 1915 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Horner, George Washington

Death of Mr. Horner
     Mr. George Washington Horner, living at the corner of Fourth avenue and Sycamore streets, died this morning, February 6, 1907. The funeral services will probably be Friday, but have not been definitely determined. Wetherholt has charge of the interment which will be in Pine Street cemetery.
     Mr. Horner came here from McConnellsville, O., in 1858 and has resided here ever since. He was a carpenter by trade and a good one. His wife died two years ago last December, but he is survived by sons, Will of this city, George at East Liverpool and Mrs. George Ewing of Marion, O., and a niece whom he raised, Mrs. Ross, of Columbus. He left no brothers nor sisters.
     He was eighty years old the 21st of last July and for two years had been partially paralyzed, and for the past year in extremely feeble health. He has been a member of the M.E. Church and we think he was at the time of his death. Mr. Horner was a very clever man, well liked, and had many friends, who will greatly regret to hear of his death.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 5th OVC.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 6, 1907
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Houck, Hiram

Old Soldier Dead 
     Hiram Houck, of Neil Ave., this city, died at five o'clock yesterday morning of the infirmities of old age. He had been ill for over a year and was 79 years old. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a good, well respected man. He is survived by his wife, one son, Edgar and one daughter, Mrs. Jesse E. Saunders all of this city. Also by two brothers and four sisters. No arrangements for the funeral had been made at the time we went to press.

[Note: Born. 1834. Died. Aug. 14, 1912. Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Aug. 14, 1912
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Houck, Hiram

Hiram Houck Dead
     Mr. Hiram Houck, aged 79 years, died at his home on Neil avenue, Gallipolis, Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 1912. His funeral services will be at his late home Thursday afternoon at one o'clock by Rev. Griffith, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker Myers of Sandfork.
     Mr. Houck was a son of Gabriel and Prudence Pritchett Houck and was born in Clay township. In 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Angeline Blazer and in 1863 they moved to Walnut township and resided there continuosly until 1906 when they moved to Gallipolis.
     In 1864 Mr. Houck enlisted in the Union Army in the 59th Indiana and served until the close of the war.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. J.E. Saunders, and a son, H. Edgar Houck, both of Gallipolis, a brother Emory of this city and John of Ohio township, a sister, Mrs. Jane Crawford of Guyan township, one sister in Minnesota and two at Winfield, W.Va.
     For 40 years he was a member of the United Brethern Church, but at the time of his death was a member of the Methodist Church at Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 15, 1912
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Houck, Robert H.

Taps Sound for Robert H. Houck of Harrison Tp.
Funeral Will Be Held Friday Afternoon at Lincoln
Good Soldier and Fine Citizen Gone
     Robert H. Houck, a Civil War veteran and a beloved citizen of Harrison township, passed away at his home at Lincoln Wednesday night. He suffered from stomach trouble and the infirmities incident to his advanced age. His illness had been critical for some days.
     Mr. Houck's age was 88 years, three months and 11 days. Besides the widow he leaves the following children: Mrs. Sherman Carter, Portland Oregon; Mrs. J. Hummerick, Columbus; Mr. C.G. Houck, Kanauga; Earl Houck, Rolfe, Iowa; Asa Houck, Gallipolis; Mrs. Leslie White and Homer Houck, Northup, and Grace, at home. There are two surviving brothers and two sisters: Nancy, wife of James Stewart, Charleston; Rachel, wife of Sam Saunders, Huntington; James Houck, Oregon, and John Houck, Nebraska.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at the home, with Rev. J.R. Fields, of Logan, in charge. Burial by Undertakers Martin (a nephew) of Arlee and A.E. Tope of this city in the Houck cemetery near the home.
     Mr. Houck was a member of First Ohio Heavy Artillery. The late Capt. Gatewood and Frank Walters were captain and lieutenant of his company. So long as he was able he took an active part in G.A.R. affairs. He was quite a favorite among old comrades and among old and young alike in other circles, being a genteel, affable, kindly soul, of pleasing address and ingratiating manner.
     His aged helpmeet is also in very poor health and keenly feels the loss of her devoted companion. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Ann Folden. Many friends will share with her and her children and grandchildren in the sorrow occasioned by the death of Mr. Houck.

Last of Boys in Blue
     Robert Houck's death Wednesday night leaves but 10 Civil War veterans in the county, if The Tribune's list is accurate and complete. The surviors of the conflict that ended nearly 67 years ago are Noah Haner, Lafayette Gaston, J.W. King, Dr. A.B. Garrett, C.C. Eads, Fred Klages, I.J. Boston, John H. Cherrington, John Stone and M.C. Boice

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 28, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Houlsworth, Addison A.

     A.A. Houlsworth died Saturday from the effect of a kick by his horse and was buried Sunday.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was wounded July 20, 1864 at Stevenson Depot, Virginia. He is buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township and was born in 1846 and died May 6, 1893.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1893
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Houlsworth, Samuel

     Mr. Samuel Houlsworth died at his home in Rio Grande Thursday of last week, aged 58 years, 1 month and 5 days, of pneumonia. Deceased was a native of Rio Grande, where he spent his life. He was a Mason and a member of the 7th Ohio Cavalry. He was married and leaves three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Shires and Misses Belle and Ruth Houlsworth, a nephew, Blaine Houlsworth, and a niece, Miss Carries Shires.
     The funeral services were conducted Saturday by Revs. J. M. Davis and W. J. Fulton, the burial being under the direction of the Masons. He was a good citizen and an intelligent gentleman and will be missed by the community.

[Note: Stone. Born Oct 30, 1843 Died Dec 5, 1901 Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Raccoon]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 13, 1901
Vol XXXV No. 7
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Houlsworth, Samuel

Samuel Houlsworth died Dec.5, 1901
     Samuel Houlworth, son of Alexander and Caroline Houlsworth, was born at the family home near Rio Grande, Oct. 30, 1843,and died at Rio Grande Dec. 5, 1901, aged 58 years, 1 month, 5 days.
At about the age of 18, he was converted under the ministry of Rev. Ira Z. Haning, was baptized by him, and became a member of the First Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church, at Rio Grande and remained a member until his death.
     Ocober 3, 1862, he was mustered into the military service of the United States at Ripley, Ohio, as a member of Co. M, 7th O.V.C. This celebrated organization was known as The River Regiment. August 25, 1862, Gov. Tod ordered a cavalry regiment to be organized with 300 men from Hamilton Co., 100 from Clermont, 100 from Brown, 100 from Adams, 100 from Scioto, 200 from Gallia, 100 from Meigs, 100 from Athens and 100 from Washington. In 16 days after this call was made, 1600 men had volunteered, 400 more than could be retained. It afterward received 200 recruits. The regmient did an immense amount of service in Va., Ky., Tenn., Ala. and Ga., and pursued the Morgan Raiders through Ind. and Ohio. It fought in the battle at Buffington's Island, in Meigs Co., the greatest military engagement of the war North of Mason and Dixon's line excepting the battles of the Gettysburg campaign. It did distinguished service at the battle of Blue Springs, Tenn., where Capt. Joel P. Higley of Rutland was killed. So highly was he esteemed and so deeply was his loss felt, that Gen. Burnside ordered one of the defences of Knoxville to be called Fort Higley. The regiment was mustered out at Nashville, July 4, 1865, having been in continously active service almost 3 years, and having lost 560 men by the casualties of war. Comrade Houlsworth did his full share of this service and was slightly wounded at the battle of Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864. He has been a member of J.Z. [I.Z.] Haning post, G.A.R. since its organization; also belonged to the Masonic fraternity.
     After the war, he engaged in farming and followed this occupation for many years in Mo. and Kan., returning frequently, however to visit relatives and friends in Ohio. For about 10 years past he has dwelt among us, and we shall always recall with grateful approval, his faithful and affectionate service to those who were nearest to his heart, especially manifest in the repeated and long continued illness of his sister, Belle.
In the last twenty years he was often called to mourn. He came back from the West to join in the funeral of his aged and beloved mother. In one season, Spring and Summer of 1893, his brother Addison and his niece Esta Shires were taken from him and from the other members of the family circle. Less than three years ago his nephew Joseph, just entering upon young manhood and preparing himself for the service of his country, was called into the life beyond. At the end of a little less than a week's sickness, he is now transferred from the seen to the unseen, form the temporal to the eternal. He leaves as the immediate members of his family, his three sisters, Mrs. Etta Shires, and Misses Ruth and Belle Houlsworth, his niece, Carrie Shires and his nephew Addison Alexander Houlsworth. It is using very mild language to say that his death is a very great loss and sorrow to this little band of kindred. May the older members find in the grace of God, in the closer union of their sorrow burdened hearts, and in their brightening hopes of a home.

Where no death or decay,
Where no sighing or sorrow,
Shall be felt for today,
Or feared for tomorrow,

a full compensation for this loss and a full healing of this wound in their often wounded hearts. And may the two younger members of the circle, dear Carrie and Addison, receive a blessing from God that shall make this bereavement a very sacrament of purification and strength and wisdom to their hearts. They too have deeply grieved. One has parted on earth from an only sister, the other from an only brother. Every departure of a member from their kindred band lays a new burden of service and responsibility upon their young shoulders, and I can assure them today not only that their Heavenly Father is ready and willng to comfort and strengthen them, but also that their earthly friends sympathize with them and pray that they may rise in spirit and life to the new and solemn claims that are now made upon them.
     The funeral of Mr. Houlsworth took place in the Freewill Baptist church in Rio Grande, at 11 A.M., Dec. 7. Rev. J.M. Davis preached the sermon. Closing services were conducted by the Masonic fraternity uner the leadership of Mr. H.B. Gentry of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 9, 1902
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House, Henry

Col. Henry House Dies at Ripe Age of 84
Complications End Life of Widely-Known Figure
     Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock, at his home on the Chillicothe Road, Mr. Henry House quietly passed away. He was in his 84th year, having been born Oct. 11, 1842. He has been ill since Christmas with complications incidental to age. He is the last of the family of children of Gen. George House Sr. Three brothers George, John and Jim and one sister, Mrs. Ann Rathburn, having preceded him.
     In Sept. 1868 he was married to Miss Lucy Elswick who has been a faithful wife to him and took all care of him through his illness. They have no children.
     For a number of years he had a tobacco store and then moved to his home in the country where he has lived ever since, making his daily trips to town until he was forced to quit last Dec. 28. His hobby was recording the weather and filing the records. He will be missed by a large circle of friends.
     The body will be removed to the parlors of Wetherholt & Entsminger on Sunday morning, and the funeral, under the auspcies of the Knights of which he had belonged close to 50 years...will be held from there Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Fields have the service. No flowers by request of the deceased.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 8, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Housh, Samuel

Death of Mr. Housh
     Mr. S. S. Housh, a brother-in-law of D. W. Thomas who formerly clerked for Harry Frank’s Sons, died at Pittsburg last Saturday of bronchitis and his remains were brought here Monday. Undertakers Davis & Thomas, of Thurman, came in and took charge of the remains. The burial occurred at Tyn Rhos Tuesday morning, the funeral being conducted by Rev. G. J. Jones, of Oak Hill.

[Note: Pvt. Co. F & S, 7th OVC]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 6, 1905
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Howard, John

Death at Bladen
     John Howard, aged 89, passed away at his home near Bladen Saturday night of tubercular trouble. The funeral was conducted today at Bethel with interment by Stevers. He was a well known resident in that vicinity and was well respected by all.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter. Born December 29, 1830-Died January 27, 1917.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 29, 1917
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Howard, McDonald

Civil War Soldier Dead
     Mr. McDonald Howard, in his 80th year, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1927, at his home in this city after long illness. He was born in Gallia county, served in Company H, 18th O.V.I. during the civil war, and was with General Sherman on his March to the Sea.
     On May 24, 1867, he married Miss Hannah Watts and they became the parents of 13 children. He is survived by his wife, 5 daughters, a son, 44 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Howard was a member of Cadot Post, G.A.R. The funeral was Saturday by Rev. Beardsley, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
December 15, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Howard Funeral Will be Held Saturday
Civil War Veteran Was with Sherman on March to Sea
     Funeral services for the late Mr. Mack Howard who died at his home on Second avenue Wednesday afternoon, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence, 720 Second avenue. Funeral service will be read by Rev. A.H. Beardsley of Grace M.E. church, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     McDonald Howard was born May 1, 1848 in this county and died December 7 at the age of 79 years and seven months. He fought in the Federal army during the Civil War when he was a member of Co. H, Eighteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He accompanied General Sherman on the famous march to the Sea. After the war Mr. Howard became a member of Cadot Post G.A.R.
     He was married May 24, 1867 to Miss Hannah Watts and to this union thirteen children were born. Seven children preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Bion Miller, Wheeling, W.Va., Mrs. Nellie Thomas, Huntington, W.Va., Mr. Frank Howard, New Haven, W.Va., Mrs. James Rayburn, Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Anderson Boggs, Spencer, W.Va., Mrs. Virginia Cofer, at home and Mrs. Elizabeth Goldburg, of Athens. Forty four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 8, 1927
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Howarth, John

Veteran John Howarth Passed Away Last Wednesday
Funeral Sunday at Clay Chapel                 
     John Howarth, 72 years old, died Wednesday, April 30, at his home on First Ave., following a week's illness with bronchitis and stomach trouble.
     Mr. Howarth has been a resident of this city for the past 11 years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  He was born in Gallia County and spent his early years upon the farm of his father George G. Howarth.  In 1861 he enlisted as a private in Co. I,  36th O. V. I. and served three years, with honorable discharge.
     His first wife was Josephine Harvey to whom he was married in 1879.  In 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie Masterson, daughter of Bernard Masterson, who with a son, John Snowden and a daughter Mattie Alice, survive him.
     Before moving to this city Mr. Howarth resided at Bladen where he ran a gist mill. He has also been in the merchandise business, was postmaster at Eureka and at one time was ship carpenter on one of the large river packets.
     He was a member of Grace M. E. Church this city, belonged to the local lodges of Odd Fellows and Knight of the Golden Eagle and was a member of the G. A. R.
      The funeral services were held at Clay Chapel  Sunday morning by Rev. F. M. Evans and the burial followed in  the church yard.   [NOTE: Stone.. Born 1840]   Gallipolis Journal  
Vol 95  No. 19
May 7, 1913  Transcribed by Charles Wright

Howell, Augustus Taylor

     Taylor Agustus [sic] Howell died at his home at Winfield, Monday, October 10, 1921 at 4:50 p.m.
The family, with the exception of son Agustus, of Seattle, Washington, were all present. Mr. Howell had not been a strong man since his services during the Civil War. He had enlisted with the Union Army on 15 October 1864 in Co. F, 29th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry, in Gallia County. Two weeks before his death, he had visited his home state of Ohio, and reportedly enjoyed it very much.
     After the Civil War there was much demand for a man of his skills of blacksmithing and wagon maker in the Winfield area, and he moved here in 1874 and purchased a farm on Little Hurricane Creek, and operated blacksmith shops at Red House and Winfield for forty-five years, also farming and was an expert gardener, having had a display of his farm vegetables on display at the Putnam County Fair at Winfield a short time before his death.
     Until a short time before his death, he held an important position on the staff of the W.Va. Department of Agriculture, and acted especially in the capacity of correspondent and advisor in broom corn growing and broom making.
     He was born in Gallia County, Ohio,in 1846 and was of Welsh ancestry, his grandfather Caleb Howell came with the Welsh settlers in 1815. His father, Lewis Howell, was a prominent doctor in Gallipolis. A.T. Howell had the misfortune of losing his first wife, leaving him with two small children, Charles and Rose. He remarried to his dead wife's sister and she also died, leaving him three children, Clara, Agustus and Ross. Later he married again, and his last wife bore him five children, Garnet, Eva, James, Carl and Hazel making a total of ten, all surviving. They are: Charles A., Winfield, W.Va., Rose Smith, Charleston, W.Va., Ross A., Lowmoor, Virginia, Clara Bowyer, Winfield, W.Va., Mrs. John Kirby, Winfield, W.Va., Carl, Bluefield, W.Va., James, Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Ted Graham, Parkersburg, W.Va. and Augustus, Jr., Seattle.

[Note: He is buried in Winfield Cemetery in Putnam County, WV.]

West Virginia Newspaper
October 1921
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Howell, David
Death of Mr. Howell
       Mr. David Howell, born December 5, 1829, living near Mercerville, died Saturday, July 11, 1908.  He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Williams, who died 14 years ago, in 1851, and they became the parents of five children, three of whom survive them. Besides his children he leaves a second wife, Mrs. Sarah Ward, whom he married in 1895. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1864 and was sergeant in Company G 195th Infantry, and served until the close of the war.  

[Note: Stone.  Buried Bethesda, Walnut Twp]     

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 17, 1908,  Vol. XLI, No. 33
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Howell, John W.

  Aged Veteran Taken
       John W. Howell, aged nearly 80 years, died suddenly of heart trouble at his home near Lincoln on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, 1916.
     Mr. Howell was an old soldier and an excellent man with a host of friends. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ansel Kerns, Mrs. Chas. Kerns of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Bower of Zumbrota, Minn., and a son  Dr. W. E. Howell of Rio Grande.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, the interment following in the McCall cemetery under direction of the local lodge of Odd Fellows.

[Note: Died  Oct. 5, 1916  Buried. Oct 8, 1916.  McCall Cemetery,  Harrison]      Top of Page

Howell, Thomas J.

Thos. Howell Dead
     Thos. J. Howell, a veteran of the Civil War, and one of the oldest colored men in Gallipolis, died today at his home on upper Fourth Ave. Mr. Howell was about 80 years of age and was a highly respected man whose death is greatly regretted by many friends. He leaves quite a family of relatives to mourn their loss.
Mr. Howell was a devout member of the Baptist Church.
     The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Paint Creek Baptist church, burial at Pine street by Hayward.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 27th U.S. Colored Troops according to his discharge papers and Co. G, 14th Colored Heavy Artillery according to his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 14, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Howell, Thomas

Colored Man Dead
     Mr. Thomas Howell, of the O. H. E., died Friday afternoon after a lingering illness.  He was a well known old colored gentleman of 70 years, who drove the dray for Mr. L. Z. Cadot for years and was employed by a number of the best families in the city.
     The funeral was conducted at the Paint Creek Baptist church at P.M. today by Rev. Wright, interment following at Pine street by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 25, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hughes, Albert C.

Civil War Veteran Dies In East Gallipolis
Funeral Services For Late A. C. Hughes To Be Held On Sunday
     Albert C. Hughes, one of the few remaining Civil War Veterans in the County, died Thursday evening at 6:30 at his home in East Gallipolis, following an illness since last November. Mr. Hughes was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 84 years ago, where he entered the war. He came to Gallipolis at the close of the war and has lived here since. He was a cabinet maker by trade and worked for years for the old Fuller and Hutsinpiller factory. He is survived by a widow. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, who will be in charge of the burial. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his late home in East Gallipolis. Rev. A. H. Beardsley officiating. Burial in the family lot in Pine Street Cemetery by W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Tribune
Volume LVII
Number 34
August 23, 1928
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Hughes, Charles

Charles Hughes Dead
     Charles B. Hughes, a soldier of the Civil War who served in the 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, died at Columbus on Tuesday of last week and was buried on Thursday in the soldier's section of the Green Lawn Cemetery.  For many years he lived in Rio Grande, but, for the sake of a milder climate, he had lived in St. Cloud, Florida for the last 10 years.  He was 75 years old and is survived by his widow and two daughters.  He was brought from Florida only a few days before his death.

[Note: Died  1917]  

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept 18, 1919 Page 3
(Rio Grande Correspondent) 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Hughes, Henry I.

Death of Henry Hughes
     Henry I. Hughes, living out on the Portsmouth road, just outside the corporation, died Sunday evening,  aged 54 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war, having been a member of Co. A., Ninth Virginia, and was also a member of the local G. A. R.  Post.   About a week ago, while desperately ill, he was married to Miss Cassie Small, who has been his faithful nurse.  The funeral services occurred Tuesday at Mound Hill under the direction of Cadot Post.  A squad of Co. C rendered military honors at the grave.  Interment by Wetherholt.  

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 10, 1902   
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Hulbert, Ira

Mr. Ira Hulbert Dead
Passed Away at Home of Sister, Mrs. Judd in This City
     Mr. Ira Hulbert passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 17, 1923, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ferona Judd, 521 Fourth Avenue, following an illness of several months. Mr. Hulbert was in his seventy-sixth year and had been confined to his bed ever since coming to the home of his sister the first of last May.
     He had been a photographer practically all of his life and was located in Middleport for some time. He had made his home in Gallipolis a number of years ago but prior to his recent return to this city had been making his home in Columbus. During his last illness Mr.Hulbert had the tenderest care by his sister who was fondly devoted to him.
      Two sisters survive the deceased: Mrs. Judd, of this city and Mrs. Neal of Columbus; two children, Ed of Columbus, and Mrs. Gray, of Middleport.
     The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Judd Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Smith with burial following in the Hulbert cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: He has a Grave Registration Card.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 18, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hulbert, Warren

Death of Mr. Warren Hulbert
     Warren Hulbert died at the home of his sister Mrs. Rinda Judd at 10:30 (this) Monday morning of tuberculosis. The funeral will be from the residence at 517 Fourth Avenue Ave. Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Morrell officiating. Burial by Wetherholt & Entsminger at the Hulbert cemetery.
     Mr. Hulbert was the father of Mr. Ed Hulbert, a former photographer of this city. He resided at Middleport for several years and was a relative of Mr. Truman Hulbert of this city.

[Note: He has a soldier's burial card, 1838-1920.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 11, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hull, John

John Hull Dead
     John Hull, aged 83, prominent citizen of Bloomfield Township, passed away at his home at 1 a.m. Thursday. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife and three sons. Funeral services will be held Saturday. The funeral party will leave home at 10 a.m., and go to Brush Church in Gallia County, where the services will be conducted.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Brush Cemetery in Huntington Township, 1842-1925.]

Gallia Times
September 24, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Humphrey, Henry

     Henry Humphrey was born in 1846 and died July 3, 1878. He was in Co. F, 5th U.S. Colored Troops. He
is buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery. He served from August 1863 to September 1865.

Created obit from Civil War databases databases and Grave Registration Card
Created by Henny Evans

Hunt, James

Ex-Commissioner James Hunt

     James Hunt, son of William Hunt and nephew of Hon. Joseph Hunt, was born at the old Hunt homestead in Perry tp. this county, in 1842, and died Monday morning, at 1 o'clock, August 12, 1901. He entered the service in the Union Army in company C, 173 O.V.I., under Captain Coleman Gillilan, on August 12, 1864, served in the Murfressboro campaign, and was mustered out at Nashville with his company on the 26th day of June, 1865. He was appointed Sergeant on September 17, 1864, and promoted to Com. Sergeant on December 6, 1864. In the discharge of all his military duties, he was faithful and true.
     On the 15th day of November, 1866, he was married to Jane McCoy, sister of G. Wash McCoy. The widow and the following children live to mourn the loss of a dutiful husband and a loving father: Mrs. Albert Shelton, Mrs. John Wood, Mrs. Elizabeth Slagle, William Hunt, Mary Hunt and Lester Hunt.
     In 18__, Mr. Hunt formed a partnership with C.A. Smith of this city to engage in merchandise in a store building on the former's premises. Subsequently the partnership was dissolved by Mr. Hunt purchasing his partner's interest. During the partnership and subsequently the business was very successful and provided a competency for Mr. Hunt and his family. Mr. Hunt held many offices of trust in Greenfrield tp., and was held in high esteem by his fellow citizens.
     In 18__, he was elected County Commissioner and served one term, at the end of which he was appointed to a vacancy of about seven months, caused by a change in the Ohio laws the previous session of the legislature. During his term of office, the work of the Commissioners was very difficult and trying on account of the extensive construction of turnpikes. Whether from overwork or otherwise it is not known, but he became afflicted at this time with serious stomach trouble, from which the best medical skill could afford him only temporary relief. For the past several months he had been gradually declining, and knew that the end was near.
     As county commissioner, James Hunt made an enviable record. He was methodical in his business transactions, kept an accurate account of the funds at his disposal for public improvements, and was honest and conscientious in all his dealings with the public. Outspoken and determined, he often made enemies, but he always had therespect of the people, who can truthfully say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
     His funeral services were attended today (Tuesday) at Emory Chapel by a large concourse of friends who will revere his memory. His death before mentioned occurred at one o'clock Monday morning, August 12, 1901, from a complication of troubles that seem to have never been clearly understood and which had made him an invalid for a longtime.

[Note: He is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Perry Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 13, 1901
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Hunter, Abram A.

The Late Capt. A. A. Hunter
     This meritorious young officer fell at Cloyd's Mountain, in Western Virginia, when in Gen. Crook's expedition in the Spring. It is but just to a brave and unselfish friend of our cause that particular mention be made of his services. Capt. Hunter was a Scotsman by birth. Before emigrating to this country he resided in England, and during the Russian war was in the English Commissary service in the field. He came to this country in 1859, where a portion of his family had preceded him, and located at Cincinnati. While on a visit to his brothers in this city in 1861, he volunteered under Capt. Matthew Johnson in the three months service, and was chosen 1st Lieutenant. That company not being required, and Government having called for three years men, Lieutenant Harper joined the company called Cleveland Rifles, which formed Co. D of the 23d Regiment, and of this company he was elected and commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Lieutenant H. was for a time on the staff of Colonel—now General Scammon. In the Spring of 1862 he was promoted to the Captaincy of Company K, and was, in September of that year, wounded in the battle of South Mountain. In the Summer of 1863, Captain H. was post commandant at Gallipolis, and where, seconded by the Union citizens and militia, he was enabled to save nearly two millions of Government property from Morgan and his band, and materially aided in turning Morgan to the point where he was captured. In recognition of his services, the citizens of Gallipolis presented Captain Hunter with an elegant sword, of which some months since we made mention.
     Captain H. was with his regiment in the Kanawha valley, last winter and spring, and in April, the 23d regiment formed part of Gen. Crook's expedition for the purpose of cutting the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. On the 9th of May the enemy was attacked in a fortified position, at Cloyd's Mountain, about five miles from Dublin Station, and after a short but desperate struggle, the rebels were driven, but Captain Hunter fell, and was buried on the field. That he fell bravely in the discharge of his duty, and suffered but a short time is the verdict of all—Authentic information on the nature of his wounds and of his last moments have [sic] not been received but are [sic] expected daily from the Surgeon who had charge of him. With reference to him, Lieutenant Colonel Comly in command of the Regiment, writing to his brother here says * * * "I became intimately acquainted with Captain Hunter in the winter of 1861-2, while he was acting Asst. Adjutant General of Gen. Scammon's staff. Since then I have known him perhaps more intimately than any other officer in the Regiment has. I have never known a man more conscientious in the discharge of every duty. His gallantry is attested by wounds received at South Mountain in one of the few real hand to hand conflicts of the war, by his death wound received at the head of his comapny in the charge at Cloyd's Mountain. * * * I assure you of the regrets and sympathy of every officer and man in this command.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 15, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hutchinson, Benjamin

     Three old soldiers passed away the last week---James McClaskey, Geo. Corn [Meigs County] and Benj. Hutchinson, of Vinton, died.

[Note: He served in Co. E, 19th United States Infantry and is buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township, June 26, 1837-June 17, 1913. He was the son of William and Harriet Kent Hutchinson. He was married to Nancy McCarley in 1869.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hutchinson, Henry

Mr. Henry Hutchinson Dies at Centerpoint
     Mr. Henry Hutchinson, age 90 years passed away Sunday at his home at Centerpoint, following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Hutchinson had been enjoying splendid health up to a few days before his death and was in Oak Hill during the Christmas week.
     Mr. Hutchinson was a highly respected Christian Negro resident of the community and had been a deacon in the Corinth church for 37 years. He was a Civil War Veteran. Mr. Hutchinson came here from the south and was a slave until 26 years of age.
     He was the father of 19 children. There are 50 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren among the descendants. Mrs. Hutchinson preceded him in death 21 years ago.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 9th US Colored Heavy Artillery and in Co. A, 88th US Colored Infantry. He is buried in Corinth Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio.]

Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio
January 14, 1928
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Hutchinson, William H.

William H. Hutchinson Dies in Columbus
Former Local Hardware Dealer Succumbs to Long Illness
     William H. Hutchinson, at one time one of the leading hardware dealers of Gallipolis passed away at the home of his son-in-law Mr. W.G. Wheaton and family in Columbus Friday morning according to word received here.
     Coming originally from the east many years ago, Mr. Hutchinson started a hardware store on Court street where the Amsbary-Dale Co. Store now stands and through his honesty and industry as well as through his gentlemanliness and polish built up one of the leading stores of that trade in the city.
     Mr. Hutchinson had been ill for several weeks at the Wheaton home. His remains will be brought to this city Saturday on the noon Hocking Valley accompanied by members of the family and Reverend Phillip Hull and will be taken immediately to Mound Hill where burial will be made by Hayward.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 137th O.V.I. and the dates on his stone are 1838-1924.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
December 19, 1924
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Hutsinpiller, Andrew

Death of Mr. Hutsinpiller
     Mr. Andrew Hutsinpiller, an aged citizen of Northup, died at that place Tuesday, April 15, aged 82 years.
Mr. Hutsinpiller was the son of Abram and Magdelene Hutsinpiller and was born in Green Township.
     He was married to Debora Rader and they became the parents of five children, Alonza, in Oregon and Lydia Hutsinpiller with whom he lived, surviving him.
     He spent some years in the West residing for some time in Washington where his wife died, after his return here the remains of his wife were brought here also and interred at Centenary.
    The funeral services were conducted at Centenary by Rev. John W. McCormick, Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Interment following at the same place by Wetherholt. He was a good citizen and was the last of the old stock of Hutsinpiller [article cut off.]

[Note: Sgt. Co. K 107 Ill. Inf.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 19, 1907
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Hutsinpiller, Capt. John C.

Last Officer of Regiment Dead
Capt. John C. Hutsinpiller Passed Away at Home Here Monday
     Capt. John c. Hutsinpiller, 86, the last officer of the old First Ohio Heavy Artillery, died at his home in Gallipolis on Monday, June 20, 1927. He had been ill only a short time.
     Capt. Hutsinpiller was born near Centenary in Green township, a son of Henry and Jane Hutsinpiller. He served throughout the civil war and was discharged with a captain's rank. In 1873 he married Miss Mary s. Stewart, who died in 1899. They became the parents of Mabel, Mrs. Moulton Houk, who is deceased, and Carlos Hutsinpiller, who lives at Nitro.
     A sister, Miss Elizabeth Hutsinpiller, and two brothers, E.J. Hutstinpiller of Springfield, Ohio, and Frank Hutsinpiller of this city survive him.
     For many years Capt. Hutsinpiller was connected with the lumber and manufacturing business here. He served his county in the Ohio Legislature, was in the Government revenue service for several years, served on the draft board during the World War and was until recently police judge in this city. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church, was a Mason, member of the Loyal Legion and Cadot Post G.A.R.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church by Rev. J.R. Fields of Logan. Interment following in the Mound Hill cemetery under Masonic direction.

[Note: from stone born Dec. 11, 1840.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 23, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hutsinpiller, Reuben

     Reuben Hutsinpiller was born about 1842 to David and Mariah Winsor [sic] Hutsinpiller. He enlisted in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 30, 1862 as a Corporal and was promoted to Sergeant. At the time of his death he was reported to have been Captain. He was taken prisoner of war November 6, 1863 at Rogersville, Tennessee and died of disease in Andersonville Prison May 15, 1864. He is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery.

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

Ingels, Jesse, Rev.

Death [of] Rev. Jesse Ingels
     Rev. Jesse Ingels, whose failing health has been frequently mentioned in the Tribune passed away this morning, February 1, 1896, at 11:35 o'clock. His funeral services will be conducted at the family residence on Fourth Street above Spruce, at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, by Rev. J.W. Dillon, the interment by Wetherholt following at Mound Hill. Mr. Ingels moved from the country to this city in the fall of '91, and those who knew him not before had learend to regard him with respect and esteem.
     He was born in Uniontown, Pa., August 6, 1811, and would consequently have been 85 years old his next birthday. Mrs. Ingels, his third wife that he leaves a widow was a daughter of the late Sheriff Wm. Waddell of Green township, to whom he was married October 27, 1850 and by whom he had several children, Mrs. Amos Clark, Wm. V. Ingles [sic], County Recorder J.C. Ingles [sic], Ella R., Jesse F., Herbert M., Berton H., Ina C., Alivilda P., and Lydia L. all of whom, we believe are living, except Ina, who died in '66.
     Mr. Ingles [sic] settled in Harrison township, this county in 1834, as a farmer. He became a local minister of note, was Sheriff of Gallia County four years, Justice of the Peace four years, and in the old miliita days was Captain of an Independent Company of a Rifle Regiment five years and Colonel of the same two years. He was a jovial fluent conversationalist, full of reminiscences and always entertaining. He was a good business manager and accumulated considerable property, and was regarded as a good, solid citizen of sound views and excellent judgment, and had a large circle of friends, who will regret his death, exceedingly, albeit he had lived long after the itme alloted to most of the inhabitants of the earth. In his last days he was watched over tenderly, and in his passage from earth to life eternal, he was soothed and comforted to the last by loving hands that never wearied, and will the memory of an affectionate husband and father sacred for long years to come.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Irion, Davis

Davis Irion Dead
     Davis Irion, an aged Civil war veteran, of Scott Town [sic], died Monday after a short illness of typhoid fever. He was past 85 years of age. He was born and reared in Gallia county. He leaves two married daughters, and his wife. The funeral was held Wednesday at the home and the burial was at the New Zion church. ....Irontonian

[He served in Co. G, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was transferred to Co. G, 1st Regt. Ohio Heavy Artillery. April 27, 1835-February 13, 1917 from death certificate.]

Gallia Times
February 2, 1917
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Irion, Henry     

     OBITUARY - Henry Irion, second son of James and Mary Irion, was born in Clay Tp, Gallia Co., Ohio, June 11 1834, died at his home near Mercerville, Ohio, March 22, 1911, aged 76  years, 9 mo., 11 days.
     June 3rd, 1857, he was married to Elizabeth Coffman. To this union were born four sons and three daughters. One son died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. J. S. Evans, Mrs. E. L. Martt, J. B. Irion and W. C. Irion of Gallia Co, O., Mrs. J. W. Smith of Hamden, Vinton Co., O. and Prof. H. T. Irion of Sand Point, Idaho.  These with four sisters, one brother, twenty-one grand children, and his devoted, faithful wife are left to mourn their great loss.
     He was converted 27 years ago while working on his farm, and was always afterward able to say, "I know whom I have believed." He joined the M. E. church on probation and was baptized but was never received into full connection as he was very conscientious concerning his moral and spiritual obligations, and fearing he might fall short of his duties as his high ideals of the Christian life defined them for him, he kept putting off assuming that relation. He often referred to it saying it was a duty which he ought to perform. He was a liberal supporter of the church, helping to support its ministry and having helped to build almost all the churches in the surrounding country, irrespective of creed or denomination.
     He willingly gave himself to the service of his country in the war of the rebellion, and though never engaged in actual battle, he was loyal to his country and its flag.
     He was a kind husband, a good neighbor and an indulgent father and grandfather. No sacrifice was too great to make for his family, and no want that he could supply went ungratified. For fifteen years he had the oversight of his only living brother, a deaf mute. He was an honest, upright, industrious citizen, and had many friends. Few men are ever as greatly missed in home and neighborhood as he will be. The funeral was held at the home Saturday.

[Note: Served in Co. G, 18th Regt. O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Journal  
March 29, 1911 
Vol. 43  No. 73, P. 2 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Irion, Isaac Carter

     Isaac Irions, son of John and Elizabeth [Carter] Irions, was born in Gallia Co., Ohio April 20, 1844, departed this life January 26, 1923 at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. F. Caldwell of Flora, Ill. at the age of 79 yrs. 9 mos. and 6 days. He was stricken with paralysis Thursday morning living til Friday afternoon.
He was married to Lucy Glasscock Sept. 12, 1867. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Besides the wife he leaves seven children and a large circle of friends. John W. Irions of Omaha, Ill., Mrs. Tempa Sutton of Los Angeles, Calif., Chas. C. Irions of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Mrs. J.J. Oglesby of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. C. E. _ _ _ arth of Harrisburg, Ill., Riley H. Irions of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. W.F. Caldwell of Flora, Ill., seventeen grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
     He professed faith in Christ and united with the Presbyterian church at Oak Grove. At the age of sixteen yrs. he joined the army at Gallipolis, Ohio, serving 4 yrs. and 4 months in the Civil War.

[Note: Newspaper source unknown. This obituary was provided by Jim Richter and transcribed by Lynn Anders. It was found as a handwritten copy in a box of possessions belonging to his mother-in-law, Nathlee (Grumley) Bryant. Isaac C. Irions was her grandfather. Isaac C. Irions was a grandson of Henry and Jemima (Hutchinson or Hutchings) Irion of Gallia County, early pioneer settlers. The “s” was added to the name. It is not known if his mother, Elizabeth Carter, is related to the John and Mary (Lahr) Carter family of Gallia County. Isaac C. Irions served in Co. G, 1st Heavy Artillery and Co. G. 117th Ohio Inf. Jim Richter also provided the photograph.]

Unknown publication and date
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Irion, John W.

Death of J.W. Irion
     Mr. J. W. Irion died at the home of his nephew H.R. Boster, 914 Second avenue, Saturday morning, October 20, 1923, at the age of 79 years. Besides his nephew he leaves his widow. Funeral services were held Monday at Mt. Carmel church by Rev. John Porter. Burial in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: He was born September 24, 1843 and was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Harrison Township. He served in Co. G, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Irion, Wm.

     Capt. William Irion died at Clipper Mills, Monday morning May 4 after a long illness with dropsy aged 75 years. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at Ohio Chapel by Rev. J. R. Fields, interment following at Clay Chapel Cemetery. Capt. Irion was an old soldier, being a member of Aleshire Heavy Artillery. The following survive him, his wife Nancy and children: Charles F. G., Floyd, Mrs. G. Rader and Mrs. T. H. Jones.

[Stone Note: born October 7 1832]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 8, 1908
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                     Top of Page

Irwin, David

     Captain David Irwin died at 6 o'clock on the morning of May 3d, 1894, at his home in Springfield Township, after an illness covering a period of three months. Although it was known he was ill, yet his death came as a great shock to his many friends particulary those in Gallipolis, where he had made his home for many years, and was respected and beloved for his good qualities of heart and head. He was aged 71 years, 7 months and 24 days.
     Captain Irwin was a native of Gallia -- born in Green Township, September 9, 1822 -- and his home was always within his native county, although he was necessarily away much of the time while engaged upon the rivers. On the 26th of July, 1858, at Dubuque, Iowa, he married Mary J. Westlake, who proved a devoted and loving wife and who survives him, together with two sons--Charles, now living in the West, and Elmer, at home. Two children preceded their father to the grave--Alpheus and Julie F. He was one of a family of eight children--four boys and four girls--five of whom are dead. One brother, Esq. John Irwin, and two sisters, Mrs. Clark and Miss Kate Irwin, are left to mourn the departure of a beloved brother. Two grandchildren, to whom he was fondly attached, made their home with him.
     About 1867, the Captain took up his abode in Gallipolis and remained here until about 1880, when he moved to his farm in Springfield, where the remainder of his days were spent.
     At an early age he developed a love for the river, and became a successful, safe and prominent steam boatman. His first experience was as a flatboatman, going to New Orleans with Capt. John Myers, for the Messrs. Menager, in 1840, and from that time forward he "followed the river," and was engaged on many steamers. He was on the Harry Tompkins, on Red River, in the winter of 1841; on the steamer J. M. Harris, on the Arkansas River, between Napoleon and Fort Smith, in the winter of 1843; in 1844-45, on the Julia Gratiot, between Charleston and Cincinnati, in 1846, on the steamer Alliquippa, which boat carried a load of soldiers from Pittsburgh to New Orleans for the Mexican War, landing them at the old battle ground below the city of New Orleans. He was on the Revolution in the winter of 1847, with Captain Turnhill, between Memphis and New Orleans; on the steamer Grand Tower in 1858, between Cincinnati and New Orleans; in 1849-50, on the steamer Umpire, on the Arkansas River, in 1851-52, on the Magnolia, on the same river; in 1853, on the steamer Atlantis, between Wheeling and Cincinati; in 1854, on the Altamont, between Wheeling and Cincinnati; in 1855-56, he steamboated with the Koontses on Red River, in 1857, on the Rescue, between Cincinnati and Nashville; in 1858-59, on the Moses Greenwood, between Memphis and New Orleans; 1860-61, on the steamer Neptune, between Cincinnati and Memphis. The rebels pressed this boat into their service to carry Confederate soldiers from Memphis to Columbus, Ky., where General Grant had his first fight.
During the war, Capt. Irwin was on the following Government steamers, viz.: Gen. Meigs, Gen. Crook, and J. G. Blackford. His last steamboating was done on the J. G. Blackford.
     In his career as a steamboatman, covering many years and in many sections, and discharging responsible duties, with large interest in his hands, Captain Irwin was always faithful and singularly fortunate, and his record may be remembered with pride by his family and his friends.
     Funeral services were held on Saturday, and were largely attended. Rev. W. E. I. d'Argent, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Galliplis, officiated. His sermon was from 1 Cor. 15:20: "Now is Christ risen from the dead and become the First fruits of them that slept." Rev. A. H. Laywell offered prayer, and the singing, by the Porter choir, embraced "Rock of Ages," "What a Friend we have in Jesus," "Shall we gather at the River," and "In the Sweet By and By." The burial was at Bethel.
     Capt. Irwin was a good husband, a kind father, a constant friend, and a true citizen. Although he had not allied himself to any church, yet he was a devoted believer in the truths of Christianity and practiced them in his every day life with far greater effect than many church members. To his family their loss is irreparable; his neighbors will miss him sadly; and the poor, to whom his benefactions were constant and large, will remember him with unceasing gratitude.

Gallipollis Bulletin
May 12, 1894
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Irwin, David

Death of Capt. David Irwin
     It is with great regret that we announce the death of Capt. David Irwin, of Springfield township, which occurred at his home Thursday, May 3d, 1894. Capt. Irwin had been sick with heart trouble for several weeks, but his death was not expected at all. He was between 68 and 70 years of age. He leaves a widow and two sons, Elmer and Charles, and his late son Alpheus’ two children. He leaves an estate valued at, probably, $25,000.
     He was an old river man, steam-boating years ago in the South. For many years he has farmed and of late years ran a saw and grist mill. He was energetic and full of business, a true man, a kindly man with hosts of friends. He was a brother to Squire John Irwin of the same township, one of our most respected citizens. He also leaves a sister a respected maiden lady, Miss Kate Irwin. He owned the barber-shop of Ollie Anderson on Court street and a dwelling house opposite Gallia Academy in this city and a large farm and valuable property in the county. The funeral services will occur at Bethel Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. d’Argent officiating.

May 9, 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans
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Iva (Ivey), Wm.

Death of Wm. Iva
     Mr. Wm. Iva, residing near Adamsville, died on Wednesday evening of last week. He was an old soldier and had not enjoyed good health for sometime. He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Davis at Old Pine Church on Friday afternoon. Mr. Iva was a man well liked by his neighbors and all who knew him.

[Stone Note: Cemetery: Old Pine, Raccoon Township / 1829 - Nov 1905. Surname listed as Ivey on stone.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 17, 1905
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Jacobs, Stephen Herbert

Old Soldier Called
     Herbert Jacobs, 90, a civil war veteran, died suddenly Thursday evening Feb. 2, 1928, at his home in Cheshire township. He had been suffering from high blood pressure and heart trouble. Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife and one child. The funeral was held at Old Kyger church Sunday.

[Note: He served in Co. D, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallia Times
February 9, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jacobs, Stephen Hied

     Stephen Hied Jacobs, son of John and Samantha Carrier Jacobs was born in Shenendoah Valley, Penn., August 12, 1838, and departed this life February 2, 1928, aged 89 years, 6 months and 20 days. He was the last of a family of eleven children, being deprived of both father and mother at the age of six years. On January 6, 1859, he was united in marriage to Mary H. Roush, who passed to the world beyond July 5, 1909. To this union were born two children, Irene and Willie.
     On October 3, 1912, he was again united in marriage to Goldie Wilson. To this union were born one son, Stephen Herbert.
     During the Civil War he served his country in Co., D, 141st reg. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Kyger. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized by Rev. R. J. Poston and united with First Kyger Free Will Baptist church May 10, 1890, and lived a loyal christian life. He attended church and Sabbath School faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was a man admired and respected by all, upright in character, commanding the esteem of a large circle of friends.
     The greater part of his life was spent in Cheshire township having lived almost 70 years in the home where he passed to the life beyond. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Irene Scott of Cheshire, two sons, W. H. of Cheshire and Stphen Herbert at home, seven grand children, 26 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and other relatives. There are but four of the civil war veterans surviving in Cheshire township, who are M. C. Boice, Marcellus Boice, B. F. Jenkins and Levi Searls.

Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run.
God grant that we may rest, as calmly
When our work is done.
Till then we yield with gladness,
Our Father to him we keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
He giveth his beloved sleep.
One more in heaven, one less on earth,
the pain, its sorrows to share.
Oh! death where is thy sting?
Oh! grave where is thy victory?

     Funeral services were held at Old Kyger church by Rev. L. C. Shaver of White Cottage, Ohio. Interment in Gravel Hill cemtery by undertaker Rawlings of Middleport.

     Card of Thanks - We wish to thank all of those who assisted in any way during the illness of our dear husband and father.
             The Wife and Children

Gallia Times
March 4, 1928
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Jacox, Hiram

     DIED - In Green township, May 7th, of bronchitis, Hiram Jacox, aged 62 years. He was born in Canada West.

[Note: Husband of Sarah A. Chamberlin; is listed in U. S. Civil War Soldier’s Index. Original filed under Hiram Jaycox; Private, 7th Regiment, Ohio Calvary, Co. M].

Gallipolis Journal
May 11, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

James, Charles Creuzet

     Charles Creuzet James was born March 3, 1836, the son of Jacob and Margaret James. When 20 years of age he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and continued a faithful member until death. At the call to arms in 1862 he enlisted to defend the Union on August 15th of that year and served to the close of the war with Company A, 91st Ohio Regiment, being discharged June 25, 1865. During his term of service he took part in 15 of the most important engagements of the war.
     On March 7, 1867 he married Louisa Rice who died July 22, 1911. He was married to again on May 20, 1913 to Emma Cherrington who died in August, 1921. He had no children and his only surviving relative is a sister Mrs. W.W. Watts of Gallipolis, Ohio.
     For the greater part of his life he was engaged in farming but for the last 20 years he had been retired and lived in Bidwell until a few months previous to his death, when he moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Pinney at Cheshire, Ohio. Mrs. Pinney had been raised by Mr. James and her home was thrown open to him as if it had been that of his own daughter.
     During his illness Mr. Pinney nursed and cared for him as, he might have cared for his own father. It is certain no better care could have been taken of him. In spite of the severe suffering he underwent, he never uttered an impatient word and passed away peacefully Friday afternoon at 1:15, June 30, 1922, of cerebral hemorrhage.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L.L. Roush at Mt. Zion Sunday morning, July 2. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Gallia Times
July 13, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans

James, John A.

     John A. James, aged almost 91, died Monday evening at his home at Pine and First avenue. Mr. James was a Civil War veteran and a member of the Methodist church. His wife died several months ago. The funeral was Wednesday afternoon in Pine St. cemetery.

[Note: He served in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.]

Gallia Times
December 7, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans

James, Thomas Jefferson

Death of Mr. James
     The sad intelligence reached here yesterday afternoon that Mr. Jefferson James, of Poplar Ridge, died at his home yesterday morning, and will be buried in the Poplar cemetery, Friday morning. Mr. James is a brother of the late C.C. James, and having been born and raised here, has many friends here who will regret to hear of his death.
Vinton Leader

[Note: He served in Co. K, 60th OVI, then reenlisted in Co. D, 141st and then again in Co. C, 144th. Dates on his stone are August 17, 1838-October 15, 1902.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 18, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

James, William W.

     William W. James, enlisted from Perry township 5th July 1863 in Co. H, 1st O.H.A., died at Knoxville, Tenn., 25th of April 1864, from small pox. Leaves a widow and five small children.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war.]

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Jeffers, Aaron

     Aaron Jeffers, aged 50, of this (Clay) township, died at 1:15 Saturday morning, the deceased being at the time of his death under the influence of opiates administered by the attending physicians in the performance of a surgical operation to ascertain the correctness of their diagnosis of the patient’s condition, he having been prostrated since the 12th instant at which time it was generally supposed that he injured himself internally while trying to lift a fallen ox.
     The patient was fully informed as to his condition together with the fact that his recovery was improbable under any circumstances, but it was at his request that the trio of physicians administered an anesthetic and proceeded in the examination, the result being the death of the patient a few minutes after the opiates took effect.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1895

Jeffers, Aaron

     Mr. Aaron Jeffers, of Clay Township, died last Saturday morning, aged about forty-five years. He was a single man, and a son of Mr. Abram Jeffers, who died and was buried on Tuesday of last week, and made his home with his parents. About two weeks ago, while assisting in lifting a steer, he broke the rim of his abdomen. On Friday night Doctors Fletcher, Campbell and Williams performed a surgical operation, but it proved of no avail and he died next morning. The funeral services were conducted at Providence Church by Rev. James Caldwell on ____day afternoon.

[Note: He served in the 18th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 26, 1895
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Jeffers, Abraham

     Mr. Abraham Jeffers aged 80 years, a resident of Clay Township, died at his home Monday night and was buried this Wednesday) afternoon. The funeral services were held at Providence Church. Mr. Jeffers was a veteran of the late war and a member of Co. I, 36 O.V.I., of which Capt. W.P. Small of this city was also a member. The funeral was conducted by undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 16, 1895

Jeffers, Abraham

     Uncle Abraham Jeffers, an account of whose death and burial was noted in Wednesday’s Daily Tribune, was born in Allegheny County, PA., February 29th, 1816, and was married to Miss Harriet Williamson March 8, 1839, since which last named year he has been a resident of Gallia County. He was the father of thirteen children, nine of whom---six boys and three girls---together with the widow, survive him. He was a kind and affectionate father and husband and a good neighbor.
     During the war of the Rebellion he was a member of the fighting 36th Ohio regiment commanded at one time by the famous Colonel afterwards General George Cook. During one of the several battles in the Shenandoah Valley Uncle Abe was seriously wounded from which he never fully recovered. He and his son Aaron whose untimely death four days after that of his father, noted elsewhere in the Tribune were both pensioners of the United States, but neither the father nor the son leave pensionable defendents [sic], the wife and mother already being on the pension roll.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jeffers, John H.

Fatal Shooting
Death of John H. Jeffers
     News was received here Saturday morning last of the fatal shooting of John H. Jeffers, near Bladensburg, 11 miles below, by Colonel J. H. M. Montgomery, who lives in the same neighborhood. Some time ago Montgomery and Jeffers were friends, but trouble arose between them through Montgomery giving advise to an old lady regarding property in which Jeffers was interested. Jeffers made threats which, coming to Montgomery's ears, were laughed at until one day, over a year ago, Montgomery was passing Jeffers's place on a load of corn foldder, when Jeffers, from a concealed place discharged five shots at him from a revolver. 
     Montgomery had Jeffers arrested for this, and the jury that tried him convicted him of shooting with intent to kill. Insanity had been urged by the defense, and the judge set aside the verdict of the jury on that ground, and he was tried by a jury for insanity and found to be sane and responsible. Another trial for the crime followed, and Jeffers was again convicted and sentenced to the Penitentiary for one year. Jeffers on his trial declared that Montgomery and his (Jeffers's) wife had been too intimate; but all the testimony of Jeffers's neighbors and the testimony of the parties themselves showed that there were no grounds for even a suspicion of such a thing.
     About six weeks ago Jeffers came home from the Penitentiary and immediately set about, apparently, to revenge himself on Montgomery. He tried to get out warrants on various pretexts for Montgomery, and finally last week succeeded in getting one issued, charging Montgomery with false swearing at the former trial; charging that he had perjured himself in stating that he and Mrs. Jeffers had never committed adultry. Montgomery was taken before Esquire Lewis, of Harrison Township, and here Mrs. Jeffers swore that she had committed the offense with Montgomery, giving times and places. This was contrary to her evidence in the Court of Common Pleas, and everybody believed was gotten from her by compulsion on the part of her husband, and Montgomery was acquitted. At the trial and afterwards Jeffers, we are told, expressed himself bitterly against Montgomery stating that he was d---d sorry he had not killed him before and that he would not hesitate to kill him any sooner than he would a mad dog, &c., &e. In conversation with a reliable citizen and official of our county, last week, Jeffers said that his object in having Montgomery arrested was to get his wife's evidence to be used in securing his sought-for divorce from her, a suit for which is now pending.
     On Friday evening last Montgomery started up to Chambersburg to see Esquire Wilhelm to have Jeffers arrested and bound over to keep the peace, and also to begin prosecution against Mrs. Jeffers for false swearing. He was armed with a curbine, and from reports, it appears both men were constantly on the look out for one another. A short distance from Bladensburg, about dark, he met Jeffers, who was riding (Montgomery was walking). Jeffers came up along side and told Montgomery to "look out," at the same time making a motion as if to draw a weapon, when Montgomery leveled his carbine and shot him, the ball passing through his right arm and body obliquely upward, back of the heart, and was taken from just beneath the skin on the opposite side. Jeffers fell from his horse and cried for help, and a young man named Smith was the first to go to him, and afterward, others, who took him into the residence of a Mr. Shaw, where he remained till his death, which occurred about two hours after the shooting. Before he died he is said to have made a statement that he was unarmed, and that as he was riding along the road he noticed a man with what he supposed was a stick or cane step to one side and wait for him, and that as he got along side the man leveled at him, and hearing the click of the gun, he straightened himself in the saddle and cried "look out," at the same time receiving the bullet. Montgomery immediately gave himself up to Esquire Wilhelm, surrendered the gun, and confessed the shooting. He was placed under guard and so remained until Saturday evening when no one appearing against him, he was discharged. On Sunday afternoon John Wright made affidavit before Esquire Wilhelm, charging Montgomery with murder, and he will have an examination today (Tuesday) probably.
     Jeffers was buried on Sunday. He leaves a wife and eight small children. He was possessed of a farm of about 120 acres. He always appeared to be a crack-brained sort of a fellow, though he is said to have been a good soldier.
     Colonel Montgomery is well known to our people. He was a brave soldier, and received severe wounds in the army. He was elected by the Republicans to the Ohio Legislature in 1865, and last year was a candidate on the Democratic ticket for the State Senate.

[Stone Note: Buried at Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township. Stone has 1844-Nov 1888]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 17, 1880
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Jenkins, Benjamin

Funeral Monday for Benjamin Jenkins
     Benjamin Jenkins, aged 84, of Little Kyger, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War, was buried Monday afternoon in Gravel Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held at Old Kyger church at 2 p.m. He leaves several children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1928
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Jenkins, Thomas

In Memoriam

     Mr. Thos Jenkins passed away at his home on Symmes Creek on June 9th at 4:30 P. M. after an illness of several years. He was born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, in March, 1836, and was the eldest of eight children, all of whom has passed to the other world, except two sisters and one brother. He came to America when 14 and stopped at Pittsburg, for a short while, from which he, with his parents, came to Perry Tp. Gallia Co., and spent most of his life here, with the exception of almost three years during which he served his country, being a member of Co. E. 56th O.V.I.
     He was united in marriage to Jane B. Jones Oct. 1, 1866, and she with the following children are left to mourn his departure: Mrs. John Rees, Gallipolis; Mrs. Morgan Jones, Columbus; Mrs. Evie Jones, Oak Hill; Mrs. John Richards, Thurman; Stephen Jenkins, Thurman, and John, his youngest son with whom he lived, on the home place. The deceased leaves eight grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, together with a wide circle of friends who will miss him.

Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number;
Thou no more our sorrows know.

[Note from Stone: Buried in Nebo Cemetery in Perry Twp.; B. 1836 D. June 9, 1916]

The Gallipolis Journal
June 22, 1916
Vol. 98 No. 24
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Jenkins, William T.

Civil War Veteran Dead
     William T. Jenkins, civil war veteran, died Thursday morning at his home at Peniel at the age of 83 years. Surviving are his wife and six children. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m at the Peniel church and burial there in charge of O.E. Elliott.

Note: William served in Co. C, 179th OVI.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1929
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jenney, Chas. F.

Death of Mr. Jenney
     Mr. Chas. F. Jenney died at his residence in this city at 10 p. m. on New Year's day, 1906, aged 75 years. Mr. Jenney was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1831, and came to this country with his parents at an early age, settling at Chillicothe, where he was reared and educated. When the war broke out he enlisted in Company H, First Ohio Cavalry, and served three years. While in the service he contracted asthma which in later years grew worse and finally caused his death.
     After the close of the war he was married to Miss Catherine Uhrig, who with two sons, John and Harry, survive him. The eldest son, Dr. Walter Jenney, was killed by a train at Fernandina in 1898, he being at the same time a member of the First Ohio Regiment in the Spanish-American War.
     Mr. Jenney had conducted the confectionery and bakery for many years and was successful in his business. He was an honorable, upright gentleman and highly respected by everyone and will be missed by the community who will deeply sympathise with the stricken family.
     The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon by Rev. Myers, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 5, 1906
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Jenny, Charles Frederick

Death Ends Career
Of a Well Known Gallipolis Merchant and Old Soldier
     Mr. Charles Frederick Jenny, born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1831, died at his home in this city, and where he and family have resided since 1872, on Second avenue fronting the Park, at 10 p.m., New Years day, 1906. The funeral services will be Thursday and burial at Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt, is all the details positively settled upon before the arrival of friends, who have been notified,
this evening.
     Mr. Jenny came to the United States with his parents at an early age. They settled in Chillicothe and he was reared and educated there. His father died when young, leaving his mother and brothers William and Harry and sisters Sallie, Bertha and Minnie, all surviving but his mother who died about fifteen years ago. He became a baker and confectioner, but when the war between the States broke out he became a soldier in the Union army, enlisting in Company H of the First Ohio Cavalry. He served more than three years and  contracted an asthmatic trouble which has made him more or less an invalid for a good many years, and which, with a severe cold, producing congestion of the lungs, in his weakened condition, caused his death.
     He was united in marriage after the war with Miss Catharine Uhrig, a most estimable lady who with his twin sons, John and Harry, survive him. His eldest son, Dr. Walter Jenny, enlisted in the army when the Spanish-American war came on, and was killed by a train at Fernandina, Florida. He came here after his marriage and all of his children were born here. Mrs. Jacob Shack, Mrs. Henry Schweisberger and Mrs. Cheney, of Hillsobro, and Mrs. Mourning, of Washington, C.H., near relatives, have not been heard from at this writing, but are expected this eveing.
     Mr. Jenny was a very quiet, unobtrusive gentleman, and attended strictly to his own affairs, giving offense to no one. He was conscientious and gave every man he did business with a "square deal." He was agreeable and amiable in manners, and had he ever been abused or insulted all who knew him would have rallied as one man in his defense. All were friends of him and his family. He was very successful in business and his little dining room and nice little confectionary will be remembered by all who ever lived here. While his life was in no way eventful or out of the ordinary, he had become one of the solid fixtures of the city, personally, who will be missed and all will feel deep sorrow that he is one of us no more. His family and especially the good woman who has been his life companion will have the deepest sympathy of all in the great sorrow that now
weighs so heavily upon them.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1906
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Johnson, George E.

     George E. Johnson was born September 2, 1843 in Gallia County and married there Mary A. White.
Their children were Sarah, Edward, Pheba, Emma, Lauria, William and James. After Mary died in 1888 he married Nancy Alice Blain.
     George served 100 days in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 1878 they moved to Mason County, West Virginia where he was a stone mason by trade and also ran a farm in the Arbuckle District. He died September 28, 1908 in Clendenin District, Mason County and is buried in Concord Baptist
Church Cemetery in Mason Co., West Virginia.

Created obit from Mason Co., WV Hardesty's History and cemetery and military records
September 28, 1908
Created by Henny Evans

Johnson, H. R.

H. R. Johnson Dead

     H. R. Johnson, a respected Civil War veteran, passed away quite suddenly at his home at Bladen on Friday of last week. Funeral services were conducted at the Providence Church Monday. Mr. Johnson is survived by his widow and seven children.

[Stone Note: Name on stone is Hilas R. Johnson at Providence Church in Clay Township with the dates Feb 22, 1842 - Aug 24, 1918]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 5, 1918
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Johnson, John Charles

     Charles Johnson was born in Ohio in 1837 to William and Milla York Johnson and died in 1886 in Hammond, Allen County, Indiana. He was a brother to William Alonzo Johnson who also served in the Civil War. Both men were Squirrel Hunters from Addison Township. Charles moved from Gallia County to Allen County, Indiana where he married Ellen Rothgeb May 20, 1868, daughter of former Gallia County Rothgebs.

[Note: Information received from descendant Morris Johnson.]

Obit compiled from family info
Compiled by Henny Evans

Johnson, Walter

     The saddest occurrence to us of the week was the death of Walter Johnson, at his home in Guyan township on Friday, May 12, at 2 o'clock p.m. Mr. Johnson had been in poor health for a number of years from spinal and kidney trouble, but was able to be around until about a week ago, when he submitted to a surgical operation in hope of removing the difficulty. The operation proved more than his physical condition could stand and at the time mentioned he passed away.
     He was one of Gallia county's best citizens, honest, industrious and in every way a first-class citizen and his death is deeply regretted by all who knew him. He was a Virginian by birth and came to this county about the year 1860 and worked at the carpenter's trade for several years, building many of the frame residences of Guyan and adjoinging townships. He enlisted in 1861 in the 4th W.Va. O.V.I. serving three full years, since which time he worked at his trade and farming. By his industry he procured one of the best farms in that community which he cultivated with success.
     He leaves a widow and a large family, some of whom are grown to man and womanhood and constitute a very prominent and influential portion of the community. Deceased was about sixty years of age. His funeral serivces were conducted at Good Hope church, of which he was a member, on Sunday at 10 o'clock by Rev. N. Burnett and the remains were laid away in the cemetery near by. The Journal extends sorrowful sympathy to the bereaved widow and children.

[Note: Walter Johnson married Leatha F. Williams, daughter of John and Lucy (Sartain) Williams in 1865. She died a few months later, and in 1869 he married her sister, Anne.]

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 17, 1899
Contributed by Eve Hughes

Johnson, William

Taps Sound
For William Johnson, an Old Soldier of Guyan

     William Johnson, age about 80, a Civil War veteran and a well-known citizen, died at his home about midway between Mercerville and Crown City early Tuesday morning. He had long suffered from rheumatism and other ailments and his death was not unexpected.
     His first wife was a sister of Rev. N. B. Burnett. Of that marriage four children survive--Sherman, John, Jerome and Hattie. His second wife, together with 5 or 6 children, among them Roy, Charles, Verba and Minnie, also survive him. They mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father.

[Stone note: bured at Cemetery Townhouse Johnson in Guyan Township - 1838-1917]

Gallipolis Journal
October 18, 1917
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Johnson, William H.

Civil War Veteran Dies Just 26 Days After Wife
     Just 26 days after the death of his wife, William H. Johnson, Civil War Veteran, of Bidwell departed this life Sunday evening Feb. 26th, 1928. Burial at Providence Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Funeral by I. V. Bryant. He leaves to mourn his loss Douglas M. Johnson, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mrs. Clara Smith, Bidwell, O., Mrs. Hannah Allen, Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Geneva Mitchell, Jamestown, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Ellis, Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral in charge of Coleman, Bidwell, Ohio.

[Note: William served in Co. D, 44th OVI. He was born Aug. 23, 1843 according to his death certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 29, 1928
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Johnson, William Henry Harrison

Death of Wm.H.H. Johnson
     William Henry Harrison Johnson, a well known citizen of this city, whose illness has been frequently
mentioned in the JOURNAL, departed this life at about 11 o'clock Friday forenoon, Nov. 25th,'92, in the 53d year of his age and leaving a widow and eight children, five of whom are single and living at home. Mr. Johnson was taken down December 15 with throat trouble, which was followed by a stroke of paralysis about a month ago, which became the primary cause of his death.
     Mr. Johnson was a veteran soldier serving in the heavy artillery of a Pennsylvania regiment and drew a
pension of $17 per month for his disabilities received while holding the flag of his country. After the war he settled here and was united to Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. John Brown, and followed teaming for many years and was known everywhere as a good and reliable citizen, in whom there was no guile. For the past eight years he has been agent in this county for a prominent nursery.
     He was a member of the M.E. Church for about 30 years, and one of those who used his best endeavors to live a correct and upright life. His funeral services will be held at Damron Chapel, Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. Baker conducting. His burial will be at the Old Cemetery by Wetherholt conducted under the
auspices of Cadot Post G.A.R. The pall-bearers will be A.W. Kerns, J.C. Hutsinpiller, Col. Vance, Chas. Stuart,
J.M. Alexander, George W. Alexander and J.R. Martin, chosen by himself.

[Note: He served in Co. K, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery and is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
November 30, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Johnson, William Lon

William Long Johnson
     William Long Johnson was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, July 28, 1842, and died at his home northwest of Wakita, Feb. 13, 1923, aged 80 years 6 months and 16 days.
     He was united in marriage to Eliza Williams, on Sept. 4, 1867, who preceded him to the Great Beyond July 22, 1903. To this union was born three sons and one daughter, F.C. Johnson, Argoia, Kansas; E.C. Johnson, Wakita; M. M.Johnson Wakita and Mrs. I. E. Fairchild, Hurley, OK.
     He served as a volunteer in the Civil War and was honorably discharged. He came to Wakita with his family at the opening of the strip in 1893 and located upon the homestead where he lived continuously until his death.
     He leaves three sons, 1 daughter, one brother, 19 grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. He joined the Methodist Church in Indiana during his middle life.

[Note: Died in Oklahoma. His name was William Alonzo Johnson and likely this should have read Lon, not Long.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 14, 1923
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Johnston, James Dr.

Dead of Renal Colic after a Day's Illness
Man of Wide Influence, Great Individuality and Force
    To those who have not already heard the above announcement, it will come as to those who heard it first, with shocking force. A brief announcement of his illness was in the Daily Tribune of Friday, but when it was penned far was the thought that the next issue would contain an announcement of his death.
     He went home Thursday evening in the enjoyment of his usual health. Friday morning at 2 o'clock he had a severe attack of renal colic, which as explained to us, arises from the passage of a sand-like substance, almost or quite resembling small stones, through a small duct from the kidneys to the bladder. The passing and scraping of this substance produces extreme pain. It is not by any means a fatal disease, very many people recovering. The Doctor worried along with his trouble until morning, when at about 7 o'clock Dr. J.T. Hanson was called and later Dr. W.E. Parker, and these physicians remained with him throughout the day. The Doctor advised and counseled with them in regard to his case, but thought and told them that his case would prove fatal.
     He was Health Officer of the city and had all the smallpox cases to look after besides his regular practice, and he had been commissioned by Dr. Probst, Secretary of the State Board of Health, to look after all of the others in this county and Southern Ohio. The Doctor was advanced in years and would have been 67 years of age the 12th of next May, and these extra and worrying duties had tired him out, and his vitality and heart strength were greatly reduced when the attack came on, and the medicines used to relieve pain necessarily weakened the action of the heart, and the direct and immediate cause of his death might properly be said to be heart failure or collapse. He remained fully conscious up to 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon, then sank into a comatose condition, passing away the same evening, March 8, 1901, at ten minutes past nine o'clock, after an illness of only 19 hours and 10 minutes.
     The pall bearers at the funeral will be Messrs. Charles M. Adams, John B. Alcorn, James T. Hanson, E.W. Parker, C.D. Kerr and John A. Plymale.
     He was a familiar figure on our streets daily and so many had seen and conversed with him the day and evening before that the news of his death was most astounding and could hardly be realized. It was absolutely painful to many in whose families he had so long been a faithful and devoted practitioner and to hosts of friends upon the street who were in the habit of meeting him in daily intercourse.
     His funeral services will be conducted at his late home on Cedar street Sunday afternoon by Rev. F.J. Walton, pastor of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Hayward & Sons conducting the burial at Mound Hill cemetery, under the auspices of The Rose Commandery, K.T., of which he was an honored member, the members of Cadot Post G.A.R., of which he was also a member, and Morning Dawn Lodge of Freemasons, acting as an escort.
     Dr. Johnston was a son of the late Samuel Johnston and Elizabeth Cherrington and was born on Chickamauga, near this city, May 12, 1834. He graduated from Starling Medical College, at Columbus, March 3, 1857, and was married the following September 16 to Miss Augusta Bradbury, who was a daughter of Asa Bradbury and Electa B. Harding, and a sister of J.P. Bradbury, Ex-Chief Justice of the State of Ohio. By this union he became the father of A. Oscar Johnston of Pomeroy, Attorney H.C. Johnston of this city, and Mrs. Ida Ashworth, wife of the late Dayton Ashworth of Cheshire, both of whom are deceased, Mrs. Ashworth dying in August, 1888. Besides his widow and two sons, he leaves two brothers, Samuel and Robert Johnston, and four sisters--Mrs. Silas Gardner of Springfield township, Mrs. Margaret Mills, widow of the late Dr.W.W. Mills, and maiden sisters, Misses Letitia and Mary Johnston, all of this city. The family connection is very numberous being closely related to the Cherringtons and Bradburys.
     After graduating the doctor began the practice of medicine at Kygerville, and was very successful, practicing there some 25 years. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted and became the Assistant Surgeon of the 116th O.V.I, and was commissioned in 1862. He resigned on account of bad health in '63, but was again commissioned and assigned to the 141st O.V.I., serving to the close of hostilities. In 1888 he moved to this city and went into partnership with his brother-in-law Dr. Mills, in the practice of medicine and
later the partnership was dissolved and he made many friends and built up a large practice which continued to his death, making him a physician of over forty years active practice. Doctor Johnston was a man of who was much alive while he lived, and took part in all public affairs.
     Until within a year or two he was a very active and prominent politican and had helped to wage some fierce contests, and was a candidate twice for Congress himself, missing the nomination both times by a small margin. He was made a member of the pension Board of Examiners for pensions on its organization in 1882, unsolicited.
     Cleveland's administration deposed him for two years, when at the request of all the army posts in the district he was reinstated, he being regarded as a special friend by every soldier in the posts. He was again deposed in '93 but reinstated in '97 and was President of the Board at death. For years he was a delegate to every convention and and many men have held office because of his influence. He was a member of the Loyal Legion, an organization of the Commissioned officers of the Civil War, and a man whose good will and influence was worth much to any candidate for favor. He was a genial, attractive conversationalist, and what he would not do for a friend, it was simply impossible to do. He always had convictions and could most emphatically express and maintain them and was a man of ability, force and integrity of character and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Galipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Funeral of Dr. Johnson
Imposing Parade of Military and Civic Orders Sunday Afternoon
     The funeral of Dr. James Johnston occurred at his residence on Cedar Street at 1 o'clock Sunday, March 10, 1901. The house was filled with relatives and sympathizing friends. The form of the Doctor lay in a handsome casket in the parlor, the face showing no sign of pain or death except that the ruddy glow was gone from the cheeks. Services were held by the Rev. Mr. Walton of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, while scores of people stood outside the house in a pouring rain. The music was by Prof. Neal, Mr. C. Mack, Mrs. Butz and Miss Louise Hutsinpiller. The flower offerings were most exquisitely beautiful, coming from The Rose Commandery, the Blue Lodge, the Court House officials and many private sources.
     By orders from the Headquarters of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Ohio, the following Companions represented the Loyal Legion:

Colonel John L. Vance
Colonel W.G. Fuller
Captain J.C. Hutsinpiller
Wm. G. Sibley
Wm. B. Fuller
Creuzet Vance

     Companions Fuller and Sibley were unable to be in line with the Legion owing to official duties in the Commandery of Knight Templars. At the close of the church service the body was given in charge of The Rose Commandery of Knights Templar. Eminent Commander Fuller, Generalissimo Kiger, Captain General Sibley and Prelate Chapman, with Sir Knights C.M. Adams, J.B. Alcorn, E.W. Parker, J.T. Hanson, C.D. Kerr and John A. Plymale as pallbearers, performed the brief house service, after which the march to Mound Hill Cemetery was begun. The column was in charge of the Captain General of the Commandery, and moved in the following order:

Member of the Loyal Legion.
Cadot Post, G.A.R.
Co. C, 7th Reg't. O.N.G.
Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A.M.
The Rose Commandery, K.T.
The Hearse.
Carriages containing the immediate family.
The Prelate.
Past Commanders of the Rose.
Relatives, friends and citizens

     At the foot of Third street the Loyal Legion, Grand Army of the Republic and Ohio National Guard took leave of the remains, to which they extended the usual military honors, and the Masonic bodies took carriage.
At the cemetery a Triangle of Knights was formed about the grave within which the relatives heard the solemn ceremonies of the Order, conducted by the officers of the Commandery, over the body of the late Sir Knight James Johnston.
     The weather was very disagreeable during a part of the march, but at the cemetery a bright sky was over the closing scene in the long and earthly career of James Johnston, citizen, patriot, soldier, Sir Knight and physician.
     Mr. and Mrs. A. Oscar Johnston of Pomeroy, Judge H.P. Bradbury of Pomeroy, William and Asa Bradbury, Arthur Boatman and wife and brother John Boatman of Kygerville, Dr. Ely, Thos. Ashworth and Isaac Mauck of Cheshire, Mrs. Samantha Buxton of Arbuckle, W.Va., Perry Buxton and wife of Buffalo, W.Va., H.B. Mauck of Proctorville and perhaps others from abroad were in attendance upon Dr. Johnston's funeral services Sunday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page 

Johnston, Leonard

Fell Dead.
     Mr. Leonard Johnston, an old colored soldier living at Evergreen, ate a hearty dinner today and took sick right away after rising from the table and died before a Doctor could be called. He was a good old colored man near 80 years old.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume IX
Number 147
June 18, 1898
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT

Johnston, Sampson

Old Soldier Dead
     Sampson Johnston [should be Johnson] died Wednesday, February 18, 1914, aged 70 years. His death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. The funeral services were conducted Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, by Rev. Powell of the Christian Church, burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery by undertaker Hayward. He is survived by sons Edward, Alden, Oscar, Charles and Orion and by one daughter, Mrs. Roberts. Mr. Johnston was a Civil War veteran and was a well-liked man, whose family will have the sympathy of all in their loss.

[Stone note: Born Oct 15 1843]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 26, 1914
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Johnston, Samuel

     Samuel Johnston, of Houghton, South Dakota, died suddenly of heart failure August 16, 1908, while mowing in his yard, and apparently in good health. He was born in Gallia county, Sept. 10, 1842, served four years in the Union Army and married Sarah Ann Coates at Porter, August 20, 1865, and moved to Tampico, Ill., where they lived until 1883, when they moved to Dakota.
     He was an honored member of the Masonic order, the G.A.R. and the A.O.U.W. He was elected to the state legislature in the fall of 1890, and took a prominent part in the election of J.H. Kyle to the United States senate.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 18, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans