Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The "Oldest Inhabitants"

The Marietta Register, November 10, 1870:

Some months ago, the Register asked for the facts in regard to people in Washington county who had reached the age of ninety and upwards. Several responses were received from friends, to whom the most cordial thanks are now returned; but matters have so pressed that use has not heretofore been made of the items. We begin, at this time, to work up our materials respecting those in the county advanced in life to three score and ten and upwards. Some of the items were gathered in June, now five months ago, and it is not impossible that the name of a chance one may be printed, since dead, and whose death has not been reported to the Register. It may be remarked that as persons in middle life have a disposition to count the number of their years as less than they really are, so the tendency is to exaggerate, when they arrive at the old age which is "honorable."

Centenarians.

Four persons in Washington county claim to be a century old or more.

Robert Collins, who lives with Wm. Athey, in Fearing, claims to be one hundred and eight, born in England, in 1762. He is quite feeble, but still walks around and reads with the naked eye the Bible, the Marietta Register, and the Cincinnati Gazette. Of course, he is a Republican, and he never fails to vote. He has been in the county over thirty years, and we cannot learn that he has any relatives living.

Mrs. Catharine Beagle, of Independence, one hundred and three, born in Pennsylvania, in 1767. Helpless.

Mrs. Hannah Miller, of Newport, one hundred and two, born in Virginia, in 1768. She has been the mother of fourteen children. She was "as lively as a cricket," at our last account.

Charles Herriman, of Grandview, one hundred, born in Virginia, in 1770. His wife is still living, a native of Virginia, in her ninety-first year.

Ninety and Upwards.
Name. Age. Residence. Birthplace.
Susan Cole. 95. Marietta. Virginia
Watty Grant. 95. Marietta. New York.
Walter Kidwell. 94. Fairfield. Maryland.
Felix Magee. 94. Salem. Ireland.
Elias Wolcott. 93. Watertown. Mass.
William White. 92. Belpre. Pennsyl'a.
Ebenezer Battelle. 92. Newport. Mass.
Mary Battelle. 92. Newport. R. Ireland.
Catherine Highland. 92. Marietta. Ireland.
Jane Curry. 91. Watert'n. Scotland.
John Gregory. 91. Liberty. Virginia.
Phillip Biddison. 91. Barlow. Maryland.
Col. Augustus Stone. 90. Harmar. Mass.
Catherine Herriman. 90. Grandview. Virginia.
Rhoda Bayless. 90. Independence. N.Y.
Joseph Hays. 90. Grandview. Penn.
Susan Davis. 90. Decatur. Virginia.
John Minder. 90. Grandv'w. Germany.
William Stacy. 90. Adams. Mass.
Richard Greene. 90. Newport. R. Island.
John Dunn. 90. Warren. Ireland.
Nancy Beebe. 90. Waterford. Conn.
David Shields. 90. Watertown. Penn.
Sarah Green. 90. Watertown. Penn.
Samuel Brown. 90. Palmer. Mass.

Remarks. Wm. Stacy came to Marietta, Nov. 22, 1789, consequently he has been with us eighty-one years. Philip Biddison, who lives near Vincent, has been in this county about forty years, and a resident of Ohio, since 1808. Wm. White, of Belpre, is a native of Northampton Co., Pa., was a Lieutenant in the war of 1812. John Gregory, of Liberty, went from Pennsylvania to Virginia, when a child, and came to Ohio, in 1839; was a Democrat till 1860, since then a Republican. Elias Wolcott, of Watertown, is a native of Berkshire Co., Mass., came to this county in October, 1798, and settled on the farm where he now resides, seventy-two years ago last month.

Samuel Brown, of Palmer, is so near ninety, that we have crowded him into that list. He was born in Rowe, Hampshire Co., Mass., May 13, 1781, consequently is only six months and three days less than ninety. He was among the first settlers of Athens county, when a boy. About sixty years ago, he settled in this county, and built what was known as "Brown's Mills," on Wolf Creek, in the present township of Palmer. The Post Office of the same name -- Brown's Mills -- was named from him, although long since moved some distance from its original location. The old gentleman lives with his daughter, Mrs. Amy Pierrot, and frequently walks a mile or more down to his old mill, viewing the scene of his early labors with satisfaction.

The Marietta Register, November 17, 1870:

Last week, the Register gave some account of the centenarians in Washington county, including all persons ninety years of age and upwards -- twenty-nine in all, in a population of 40,000.

We cannot refrain from paying tribute to those who are enjoying "good old age," a condition we expect to reach, by the will of Providence. The mind need never grow old, if we cultivate it as we ought. The heart and the affections may be kept young, and the tenderest sympathies of human nature be alive and flourishing though the head be frosted and the bodily powers be decaying. There is a lady in Marietta, of fourscore, who is yet as fresh as "sweet sixteen," and those who are now in their "teens," are her chosen company.

The following begins a list of those in the county who have reached three score and ten and upwards, except those before given as ninety and over. It may be remarked that a few of those named may be a month or two short of seventy, and in other cases the age may vary from the fact not more than a few months:

ADAMS.
Name, Age, Birthplace
Mary A. Balch, 85, Prussia
Fred C. Davis, 84, Massachusetts
Charles Eddy, 82, Rhode Island
Samuel Bigford, 82, Maine
Sarah Davis, 81, England
Benjamin Reed, 80, Pennsylvania
Triphana Bigford, 80, Maine
John Wagner, 80, Bavaria
Abigail Grant, 78, Maine
Polly Eddy, 78, Rhode Island
Bryant Fall, 78, Maine
Catharine Sales, 77, Rhode Island
Dr. Cyrus Spooner, 77, Massachusetts
Peter Keith, 76, Pennsylvania
Ellen Hanson, 76, Ohio
Stephen Allison, 75, Ohio
John G. Wullis, 75, Prussia
John Kuhns, 75, Pennsylvania
Nancy Lucas, 74, Virginia
Betsey Wood, 74, Virginia
Mindwell Wagner, 74, Bavaria
Fred. Eichner, 74, Prussia
Daniel Clay, 73, Maine
Daniel Davis, 73, Ohio
William Mason, 73, Pennsylvania
Jonas Mason, 73, Ohio
Ann Poe, 72, New Jersey
John A. Alexander, 72, New York
Mary Davis, 72, Virginia
Lynne Humiston, 72, Ohio
Betsey Humiston, 71, Virginia
Simeon M. Devol, 70, Ohio
Rev. C. N. Ransom, 70, Vermont
S. N. Merriam, 70, ____
William Bass, 70, Prussia
Phebe Bass, 70, Prussia
Martha Collins, 70, Pennsylvania
Nicholas Barnhart, 70, Pennsylvania
David Chapman, 70, Massachusetts
Israel Dobbin, 70, Pennsylvania
Mercy Clay, 70, Ohio
Christ. Wagner, 70, Bavaria
Sybil Coburn, 70, Ohio
William Dobbin, Sr., 70, Pennsylvnia
Israel Barrien, 70, Pennsylvania

AURELIUS
Name, Age, Birthplace
Hugh Jackson, 79, Pennsylvania
Charlotte Wickens, 78, England
Russell St. John, 78, Connecticut
Ellen Clark, 77, Virginia
Elizabeth Dutton, 74, Virginia
Jane Marshall, 74, Pennsylvania
John Hutchins, 72, Maine
George Morris, 72, Isle of Wight
Martha Kirkbridge, 70, New Jersey
Catherine Wharton, 70, Pennsylvania
Hanson Dutton, 70, Virginia

BARLOW
Name, Age, Birthplace
John Gordon, 87, Scotland
Mrs. Breckenridge, 87, Scotland
Abigail Richards, 87, Massachusetts
Rebecca Male, 86, Virginia
Phebe Morris, 80, Virginia
Peter Barnhart, 80, Virginia
Jesse Lawton, 80, Rhode Island
Nancy Tompkins, 78, Virginia
B. F. Palmer, 78, Vermont
Samuel Chapman, 77, New York
Neil McNaughton, 76, Scotland
Isabel Stoup, 76, Pennsylvania
Robtert Breckenridge, 76, Scotland
Catherine Breckenridge, 76, Scotland
Lucian Proctor, 76, Ohio
Neil McGachy, 75, Scotland
James Morris, 75, Isle of Wight
Roxanna Henry, 74, Connecticut
Stephen Gould, 74, Pennsylvania
Jenet McFarland, 73, Scotland
Benjamin Craig, 72, Pennsylvania
Margaret Palmer, 72, Virginia
James Lawton, 72, Ohio
John McQuaig, 72, Scotland
Rhoda Parsons, 72, New York
Elizabeth Alexander, 72, New Jersey
Robert Haddow, 71, Scotland
Elizabeth Hartshorn, 71, Connecticut
James Carlin, 70, Pennsylvania
Flora Waterson, 70, Scotland
Jonathan Sprague, 70, Pennsylvania
Benoni Staats, 70, Pennsylvania
Maria Lawton, 70, Ohio
Moses Marsh, 70, Maryland
Phebe Disbrow, 70, New York
Phebe Clark, 70, Ohio
Burris Crewson, 70, ____
Sarah Danley, 70, New York
David Coots, 70, Pennsylvania

BELPRE
Name, Age, Birthplace
Judge Walter Curtis, 82, Connecticut
Moses Campbell, 81, Virginia
Altheda Blood, 81, Massachusetts
Judge O. R. Loring, 80, Ohio
Nancy Barkley, 80, Pennsylvania
Abraham Clark, 79, Maryland
Davis Allen, 79, Virginia
Samuel Barkley, 78, Pennsylvania
William Pitt Putnam, 78, Ohio
James Colville, 78, Scotland
Horace Curtis, 77, Ohio
Jane Waite, 77, Pennsylvania
Sarah Mullen, 77, Maryland
John Wyatt, 76, Pennsylvania
Lavinia Lowman, 76, Virginia
Letitia Clark, 76, Pennsylvania
Susan Ascott, 75, Pennsylvania
Austin Scott, 75, Virginia
Col. John Stone, 74, Ohio
Mary Pride, 74, Pennsylvania
Lydia Goss, 74, Connecticut
James Dunlevy, 73, Pennsylvania
Sophia Browning, 73, Ohio
Roger Hill, 72, Delaware
Dalla Thompson, , 72, New York
Orinda Loring, 72, Vermont
John Wason, 72, Ohio
Quartus Hitchcock, 72, Massachusetts
John Collins, 71, New Jersey
Jesse Pride, 71, Virginia
Eliza Hill, 71, Pennsylvania
James Berry, 71, Pennsylvania
Almira Curtis, 70, Ohio
William Smith, 70, Virginia
Elizabeth Brown, 70, South Carolina
Thomas Porterfield, 70, Pennsylvania
Jacob King, 70, Pennsylvania
Hannah Sparhawk, 70, Pennsylvania
Elizab. B. Dunlevy, 70, Virginia
Daniel Galbreath, 70, Scotland
Margaret Bell, 70, Pennsylvania
Sophia Byington, 70, Ohio
Fanny Walker, 70, Virginia
John Jackson, 70, Kentucky
Fanny Marsh, 70, New York
Jane Karrigan, 70, Ireland

DECATUR
Name, Age, Birthplace
Susan Davis, 89, Virginia
Margaret Healow, 85, Ireland
Andrew Ballard, 84, New Hampshire
Owen Quinn, 80, Ireland
John Root, 78, Vermont
John Storts, 78, Pennsylvania
Isabel Storts, 78, Ireland
Sarah McGirr, 78, Virginia
Thomas Jones, 77, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Wires, 76, Virginia
William Bennett, 76, Pennsylvania
George Braxton, 76, Virginia
Ann McGirr, 75, Virginia
Elijah Collins, 75, Virginia
Nathaniel Place, 74, Vermont
Elizabeth Faires, 74, North Carolina
Charles Noland, 73, Virginia
Thomas McGirr, 72, Maryland
Thomas Miller, 72, New York
Mary Johnson, 72, Pennsylvania
Mahala Jones, 72, Pennsylvania
Justice Phillips, 72, New York
Julia Monahan, 71, Ireland
James Pickett, 71, Virginia
Sarah Noland, 70, Ohio
Lee Chambers, 70, Pennsylvania
James Giddings, 70, England
Susan Blair, 70, Ohio
William Root, 70, Vermont
William Myers, 70, New York
Willy Harris, 70, North Carolina
Elijah Sawyer, 70, North Carolina
Hannah Beasley, 70, Virginia

DUNHAM
Name, Age, Birthplace
Elizabeth Mankins, 88, Virginia
John Springer, 85, New York
Elizabeth Wilhelm, 81, Maryland
Neal McKee, 81, Scotland
John Marsh, 79, Maryland
Oboyla O'Donnell, 79, Ireland
Neal McGill, 77, Scotland
Richard Clark, 77, Pennsylvania
Stephen Needham, 76, Massachusetts
Peter Springer, 75, New York
Michael Hall, 75, Ireland
Sarah Converse, 75, Massachusetts
Miller Clark, 74, Pennsylvania
Catharine McKee, 73, Scotland
Thomas Carpenter, 72, Virginia
Cece Calder, 72, Virginia
Daniel Shaw, 71, Scotland
Margaret Needham, 70, Virginia
Aaron Herrington, 70, Maryland
Hugh Loynachan, 70, Scotland

The Marietta Register, November 24, 1870:

FAIRFIELD
Name, Age, Birthplace
Mary Barr, 86, Pennsylvania
Catherine Kidwell, 83, Virginia
John Kenney, 79, Pennsylvania
Thomas Dunbar, 79, Virginia
Peter Gallagher, 78, Ireland
Mary Corns, 78, Pennsylvania
John Moore, 76, Ireland
John Dowdle, 75, Ireland
Mary Kenney, 73, Pennsylvania
Catherine Lynch, 73, Pennsylvania
Hugh Reed, 72, Scotland
Catherine. Reed, 72, Maryland
Ellen Kelley, 71, Ireland
Robert Nichol, 71, Ireland
Jane Barrett, 70, Ireland
James Devine, 70, Ireland
David Reed, 70, Scotland
Daniel Dunbar, 70, Virginia
Moses Campbell, 70, Ireland
Alexander McClure, 70, New York
Margaret Coulter, 70, Pennsylvania

FEARING
Name, Age, Birthplace
Martha Flanders, 84, Maine
David Ward, 83, England
Henry Roth, 82, Germany
Elizabeth Andrews, 81, Pennsylvania
John Kaneff, 80, Maryland
Silas Hobby, Esq., 80, Connecticut
Barbara Dice, 79, Germany
Philip Welford, 78, Germany
Elizabeth Kelly, 78, Pennsylvania
Isaac Kidd, 78, Pennsylvania
Henry Froudner, 76, Germany
E. R. Robinson, 76, Connecticut
Cath. Hoffman, 75, Hamburg
Mary Kidd, 75, Pennsylvania
Adam Baker, 75, Germany
Daniel Theobold, 74, Germany
John Young, 73, Scotland
Albert Lander, 73, Germany
Mary Lafeber, 73, Pennsylvania
Hannah Lander, 72, Germany
Catharine Roth, 71, Germany
Nathaniel Kidd, 70, Pennsylvania
Barbara S. Baker, 70, Germany
Samuel Black, 70, Ireland
Mary Black, 70, Pennsylvania

GRANDVIEW
Name, Age, Birthplace
Rebecca Dickenson, 83, Virginia
Mary Smith, 80, Virginia
Mrs. Joseph Hays, 80, Pennsylvania
Jacob B. Beabout, 79, Pennsylvania
James McWilliams, 78, Pennsylvania
Mary Pool, 78, Maryland
Charles Hackathaorn, 77, Maryland
Robert Gibson, 77, Ireland
Mary Wells, 76, Virginia
Mary Bruce, 74, Pennsylvania
Mary J. Grate, 74, Germany
Benjamin Thompson, 73, Pennsylvania
Nancy Ridgway, 72, Pennsylvania
Fanny Hackathorn, 72, Pennsylvania
Catherine Clutter, 72, Germany
Augustus Mingle, 71, Germany
Netta Mingle, 70, Germany
William Behmer, 70, Germany
Margaret Beabout, 70, Pennsylvania
Archibald Staats, 70, Pennsylvania
Philip Riner, 70, Germany
Nancy Sheets, 70, Virginia
Lonia Harvey, 70, Maine
Nancy Lundy, 70, Virginia
Sarah Thompson, 70, Pennsylvania
Samuel Kegley, 70, Ohio
Margaret Neun, 70, Germany
Benaiah McKnight, 70, Virginia
Samuel Faro, 70, Ohio
Charles Webber, 70, England

INDEPENDENCE
Name, Age, Birthplace
Polly Devol, 81, Pennsylvania
Barbara Goodbalt, 77, Germany
Joseph Haight, 76, Virginia
Christ. Heintzelman, 76, Germany
Thomas McKean, 75, Ireland
Henry Goodbalt, 74, Germany
Anna Francis, 74, Virginia
Jane mcKean, 73, Ireland
Elizabeth Haight, 73, Virginia
Nancy Peterson, 72, Pennsylvania
Louisa Waernicke, 72, Germany
Barnard Donley, 70, Maryland
Martin Sippel, 70, Germany
William Goodman, 70, England
Fred. Soack, 70, Germany
John Scise, 70, Pennsylvania
John Wood, 70, Pennsylvania

LAWRENCE
Name, Age, Birthplace
Jane Rodgers, 87, Pennsylvania
Anna Gray, 86, Maryland
Margaret Guyton, 83, Delaware
Samuel Lees, 82, Pennsylvania
Jacob Schafer, 80, Pennsylvania
Frederick North, 80, Pennsylvania
Samuel S. Moore, 78, Ohio
George W. Trout, 78, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Bush, 77, Pennsylvania
Levi Wood, 77, New Hampshire
Lavinia Hall, 76, Ohio
Levia Howard, 76, Maryland
Betsey McGuire, 76, Massachusetts
Agnes Whittock, 76, Scotland
Catherine Spencer, 74, Tennessee
Jacob Miller, 74, Germany
E. H. Dewey, 74, Connecticut
Margaret Clute, 74, Pennsylvania
John Maxon, 74, Ohio
Samuel Rice, 74, New Hampshire
Hiram Snodgrass, 74, Virginia
Daniel Rose, 73, Vermont
Elizabeth Gist, 73, Pennsylvania
William Britton, 73, Virginia
Mary Walker, 72, Maryland
James Alloway, 72, Virginia
Solomon Efaw, 72, Virginia
William Whittock, 72, England
Charles Ayler, 72, Germany
Eleanor Martin, 71, Ohio
Sarah Sutton, 71, Maryland
John H. Alhborn, 70, Germany
Rachel Sprague, 70, Maryland
Aaron Walker, 70, Pennsylvania
Christ. Weinstock, 70, Germany
John H. Dye, 70, Virginia
Drusilla Snodgrass, 70, Virginia
Jacob Bartmess, 70, Virginia
Jacob Skinner, 70, Pennsylvania
James Johnston, 70, Pennsylvania
Francis Wells, 70, Virginia
Amos Dye, 2d, 70, Pennsylvania

LIBERTY
Name, Age, Birthplace
John P. Bahrenberg, 88, Germany
Thomas Law, 85, Pennsylvania
Mena Bahrenberg, 83, Germany
Hugh Martin, 82, Pennsylvania
Adam Tice, 81, Germany
Catherine Bloomingdale, 81, Pennsylvania
Ann Barnhart, 80, Ohio
George Klemer, 79, Germany
Jacob Bowhan, 76, Maryland
Henry Barnhart, 76, New York
Amos Kidd, 75, Pennsylvania
Margaret Coon, 75, Ohio
Phebe Barnhart, 74, Pennsylvania
John H. Lacey, 74, Virginia
Kesiah Kidd, 73, Virginia
John West, 72, Pennsylvania
Rachael Boston, 72, Virginia
Peter Gray, 71, New York
George Morgan, 70, Maryland
Andrew Cline, 70, Virginia
Elizabeth Johnston, 70, New York
Amaziah McClean, 70, New Jersey

LUDLOW
Name, Age, Birthplace
Benjamin Hood, 78, Germany
George Adams, 73, Virginia
Thomas Griffen, 71, Maryland
Samuel Thomas, 70, Virginia
Eliza Ridgway, 70, Ohio
Thomas Miller, 70, Pennsylvania
Catherine Miller, 70, Pennsylvania
Charles Colley, 70, Ireland

MUSKINGUM
Name, Age, Birthplace
Peter Fernley, 88, England
Clarissa Devol, 87, Rhode Island
Nancy Frost, 85, Pennsylvania
Deborah Spears, 82, Maine
Theobald Berg, Sr., 81, Germany
Peter Smith, 79, Ireland
Daniel Seiner, 78, Germany
Comfort Weeks, 77, Maine
John Ulmer, 76, Germany
Elizabeth Berg, 76, Germany
Elisha Bell, 76, Maryland
James Weeks, Sr., 75, Maine
Catherine Ulmer, 75, Germany
Matilda Olney, 75, Ohio
Freeman Davis, 75, New York
C. M. Wood, 74, Ohio
Henry Spees, 74, Germany
William Hill, 73, Ohio
Barbara Seiner, 73, Germany
Lucy Davis, 73, Vermont
Mary A. Norman, 73, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Wagner, 72, Germany
John Stacy, 72, Ohio
Joseph B. Dyar, 70, Nova Scotia
Sophia Wood, 70, Vermont
James Ferguson, 70, Maryland
Eliza Amendey, 70, Germany
George Henry, 70, Germany
Catherine Ellis, 70, Germany
Catherine Clark, 70, New York
William Maxon, 70, Ohio
James Haney, Sr., 70, Virginia
Lucinda Haney, 70, Virginia

NEWPORT
Name, Age, Birthplace
Richard Greene, 89, Rhode Island
Job T. Cook, 88, Rhode Island
John Baldwin, Sr., 87, Virginia
Sarah Mendenhall, 85, Delaware
Eliza Kiger, 84, Pennsylvania
Samuel R. Smith, 84, Rhode Island
Elizabeth Dana, 82, Massachusetts
Sarah D. Cook, 80, New York
Jasher Taylor, 80, Massachusetts
David Wright, 79, Ohio
John Reynolds, Sr., 78, Pennsylvania
George Davenport, 78, Virginia
Wealthy Hill, 77, Ohio
Sarah Nowland, 77, New York
Nancy Johnson, 76, Ohio
Prudence Painter, 75, England
John Nowland, 75, Virginia
Charles Little, 75, Ohio
Margaret McVey, 75, Pennsylvania
Samuel Reynolds, 75, Pennsylvania
John Kerr, 74, Pennsylvania
William Connor, 73, Ohio
Sarah Mobley, 73, Pennsylvania
Jacob Cook, 73, Maine
Samuel Clark, 73, Pennsylvania
Mary A. Little, 73, South Carolina
Harriet Greene, 73, Ohio
John Kiger, 72, Pennsylvania
Catherine Edwards, 72, Pennsylvania
George Gale, 71, Virginia
George Keen, 71, Ohio
Mary Keen, 71, Ohio
George Reese, 71, Ohio
Margaret Reese, 71, Ohio
Robt. Rowland, 71, Pennsylvania
Ann E. Rowland, 71, Virginia
Mary A. Barker, 71, Connecticut
Covington Magruder, 70, Maryland
John M. Plumer, 70, Pennsylvania
John B. West, 70, Virginia
Elizabeth Seevers, 70, Pennsylvania
Moses Hanna, 70, Pennsylvania
Isaac Van Wey, 70, Ohio
Henry Peggs, 70, Ohio
Ellen Cook, 70, Ireland
Austin Peckens, 70, Pennsylvania

The Marietta Register, December 1, 1870:

PALMER
Name, Age, Birthplace
Robert Trotter, 83, Ireland
Anna Woodford, 78, Rhode Island
James McManus, 75, Ohio
Wm. Malster, 74, Pennsylvania
Lewis Thornbery, 74, Pennsylvania
Jane Thornbery, 73, Massachusetts
Horace Dunsmoor, 72, New Hampshire
John Breckenridge, 72, Scotland
John Berfield, 71, Pennsylvania
Phebe Bryan, 71, Pennsylvania
Priscilla Bartlett, 70, Pennsylvania
Marquis Thomas, 70, Virginia
Elizabeth Thomas, 70, virginia
Wm. Chute, 70, Maine
John Malster, Sr., 70, Ohio
William Legget, 70, Ohio
Sarah Malster, 70, Ohio
Zilpa Brown, 70, Ohio
Anna Greenlees, 70, Scotland
Thomas Graham, 70, Pennsylvania
Mary Perry, 70, Pennsylvania
Nancy Trotter, 70, Ireland

SALEM
Name, Age, Birthplace
Sarah Hockinberry, 92, New Jersey
Fred. Zollars, 87, Pennsylvania
Margaret Boyles, 86, Pennsylvania
William Hollinger, 82, Bavaria
Leonard Haas, 80, Bavaria
Rachel Palmer, 79, Pennsylvania
Margaret Lauer, 79, Bavaria
John Boyles, 79, Pennsylvania
Eve Magee, 78, Virginia
Robert Munnell, 78, Pennsylvania
Catherine Cannon, 78, Pennsylvania
Philip Young, 77, Prussia
David Jackson, 77, Pennsylvania
Lucy Blake, 77, Ohio
Wm. Gross, 75, Bavaria
Fred. Baker, 75, Bavaria
Fred. Bovie, 75, Germany
Oliver Wharff, 74, Massachusetts
Eleanor Hendeshott, 74, Virginia
Jewett Palmer, 73, New Hampshire
Catherine Meagle, 72, Bavaria
John Armstrong, 73, Ireland
Nancy Armstrong, 72, Ireland
Jacob Meagle, 72, Bavaria
Julia A. Hollinger, 72, Bavaria
Thomas Bey, 72, Wartemburg
Mary E. Rose, 72, Bavaria
Harvey C. Hovey, 72, Vermont
Curtis Doan, 71, Connecticut
Mary E. Baker, 71, Bavaria
Catherine Schmidt. 71, Bavaria
Lena A. Abbot, 71, Saxony
Jacob Pfaff, 71, Bavaria
Deborah Wharff, 71, Massachusetts
Emanuel Larcomb, 71, England
William Wagner, 70, Bavaria
Alva Hoyt, 70, Ohio
Mary Hoyt, 70, New Hampshire
Jacob Stone, 70, Hanover
William Abbot, 70, Saxony
Anna Macafield, 70, Pennsylvania
Asahel Doan, 70, Connecticut
Sophia Gerhart, 70, Bavaria
Phebe Schmidt, 70, Bavaria
Elizabeth Gross, 70, Bavaria

UNION
Name, Age, Birthplace
Rachel Vetter, 83, Germany
James Willis, 82, Pennsylvania
Mary Schwenderman, 80, Germany
Elizabeth Dollman, 76, Pennsylvania
Daniel O'Linn, 74, Ireland
John Liner, 74, Ireland
Fred Tresch, 71, Germany
Louis Cutter, 71, Germany
John Darding, Sr., 71, Germany
Elizabeth Starlin, 70, Virginia
Christina Tresch, 70, Germany
Martha Walker, 70, Scotland
John Grasley, 70, Germany
Margaret Gwin, 70, Ireland
Wm. Farrell, 70, Ireland
Nick. Emge, 70, Germany
Nicholas Nye, 70, Germany
Josiah Power, 70, Virginia

WARREN
Name, Age, Birthplace
Rev. Dyar Burgess, 85, Vermont
Abraham Shafer, 81, Virginia
Joseph Hutchinson, 81, Virginia
Joseph C. Carpenter, 80, Virginia
James Taylor, 79, England
John Welch, 79, Ireland
George Dare, 78, New Jersey
Joseph Thompson, 78, New York
Susan Perdue, 78, Ohio
Daniel Robinson, 76, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Lightfritz, 76, Pennsylvania
John Tidd, 75, Pennsylvania
John Skipton, 75, Pennsylvania
Rhoda S. Noble, 75, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Skinner, 74, England
Sarah French, 74, Maryland
Sarah Robinson, 74, Pennsylvania
Sarah Johnson, 74, Pennsylvania
Margaret Thompson, 73, New York
Sarah Cochran, 73, Ohio
Biddy McNary, 73, Ireland
Mary Hawkins, 73, Virginia
Margaret McKay, 72, Scotland
Margaret Skipton, 72, Ohio
Caroline Hutchinson, 71, Ohio
J. B. Blackinton, 71, Massachusetts
Elizabeth W. Burgess, 71, South Carolina
Sarah Avery, 71, Maryland
William Hunter, 71, Ohio
Washington Bailey, 71, Virginia
Mary A. O'Hara, 70, Ireland
William Burchett, 70, Pennsylvania
Sarah Skipton, 70, Pennsylvania
V. Balway, 70, Germany
Eliza Bailey, 70, New York
Abraham Price, 70, New Jersey
Henry Ammons, 70, Pennsylvania
Jane Gilpin, 70, Virginia
Jacob Wiseman, 70, Wurtemburg

The Marietta Register, December 8, 1870:

WATERFORD
Name, Age, Birthplace
Lucy Burch, 88, New York
Amy Beach, 84, Connecticut
Stephen Devol, 84, Rhode Island
Rachel Devol, 83, Pennsylvania
James Hagerman, 82, Pennsylvania
Betsey Hurlbut, 81, England
James Roland, 81, England
Alpha Devol, 80, Ohio
Jeremiah Wilson, 79, Ohio
Rebecca Hayward, 78, Ohio
David Baldwin, 78, Kentucky
Anna Cory, 77, Vermont
Col. E. S. McIntosh, 77, Ohio
Martha Vincent, 76, Rhode Island
Margaret Sherman, 76, Pennsylvania
Anna Roach, 76, Virginia
Susannah Leete, 76, Virginia
James McCaddon, 76, Pennsylvania
John D. Young, 76, Virginia
Joseph Davis, 75, Massachusetts
Sallience Devol, 75, Connecticut
James Bowen, 75, Connecticut
Thomas West, 75, Virginia
Lavinia Millard, 75, Ohio
Jane Nixon, 75, Ohio
Boylston Shaw, 74, Ohio
Ruth Devol, 74, Ohio
Robert Legget, 74, Pennsylvania
Abel Sherman, 74, Massachusetts
Mary Webster, 74, Ohio
Richard Alberry, 74, Maryland
Pamelia Davis, 74, Massachusetts
Betsey Grubb, 73, Ohio
Hannah P. Devol, 73, Connecticut
George Bowen, 73, Connecticut
Eliza A. Baldwin, 72, New Jersey
Joshua Gaiter, 72, Ohio
Isaac L. Palmer, 72, Vermont
James C. Armstrong, 72, Virginia
Anna Davis, 72, New York
Betsey Fearing, 71, Ohio
Susannah Legget, 71, Pennsylvania
Lemon Fouts, 70, Virginia
Thomas Skillington, 70, Delaware
Deborah Owen, 70, Ohio
Daniel C. Lawrence, 70, New York
Josephus Harris, 70, Pennsylvania
Mary McCaddon, 70, Pennsylvania
William McAtee, 70, Virginia
Eliza Shaw, 70, Connecticut
Charles Bowen, 70, Connecticut
Robert Wells, 70, Virginia
James Davis, 70, New York
Henry Legget, 70, Ohio
Polly Baldwin, 70, Vermont
Peris Palmer, 70, Ohio
James Hastings, Sr., 70, Ireland
James R. Ball, 70, Virginia
Mary A. Devol, 70, Virginia

WATERTOWN
Name, Age, Birthplace
Jacob Peters, 87, Germany
William Burchett, 86, Virginia
Margaret Kettle, 85, Germany
Nancy Ferguson, 83, Virginia
Margaret Bohl, 83, Germany
Michael Smith, 82, France
Joseph Wynn, 82, Pennsylvania
Sarah Biggins, 81, Virginia
Conrad Bohl, 80, Germany
Catherine Peters, 80, Germany
Isaac Moncton, 80, England
J. D. Chamberlain, 80, Massachusetts
Margaret Skipton, 80, Pennsylvania
Polly Green, 79, Pennsylvania
Charles Wagner, 79, Germany
David Flowers, 79, New York
John Johnston, 79, Pennsylvania
Margaret Holdren, 78, Ireland
Eva A. Colwell, 77, Pennsylvania
Mary Danielson, 77, Connecticut
Ann Deming, 77, Pennsylvania
Isabella McDonald, 76, Virginia
Lucy Nixon, 76, New York
John Miller, 76, England
Elias Woodruff, 76, New Jersey
Eleanor Woodruff, 76, Virginia
Hannah Seely, 76, New York
Sherman Waterman, 74, New York
Mary Gossett, 74, Virginia
Sarah Brockway, 74, Pennsylvania
Rasselas Wood, 74, New Jersey
Walter Hart, 74, Ohio
William S. Gray, 74, Ohio
Michael Kirschner, 73, Germany
Otis Nixon, 73, Massachusetts
Mary Johnston, 73, New York
Robert Park, 72, New York
George Klinger, 72, Germany
Jeffrey Buchanan, 72, Ohio
Lucy Moncton, 71, Massachusetts
William McNeal, 71, Pennsylvania
Horace Waterman, 71, Ohio
Peter Stollar, 70, Pennsylvania
George Gilmore, 70, New York
Jane Payne, 70, Virginia
Jacob Steeber, 70, Germany
Levi Cooksey, 70, Virginia
Henry Forbes, 70, New York
Rogers Wilson, 70, Maine
Hannah Hart, 70, Ohio
Patty Beebe, 70, Ohio
James Burris, 70, Virginia

WESLEY
Name, Age, Birthplace
William Ellis, 82, Virginia
Jacob Sibert, 82, Virginia
Elizabeth Sibert, 82, Virginia
Mary Bucy, 81, Virginia
Matilda Ellis, 80, Virginia
Joshua Morris, Sr., 80, North Carolina
John Smith, 80, Maryland
Edmund Bucy, 80, Maryland
Susannah Ruble, 74, Ohio
John Coler, 78, Pennsylvania
Elias Pickering, 78, Virginia
Thomas Marple, 77, Virginia
Rebecca Grayson, 77, Virginia
Ann Graham, 76, Pennsylvania
Isaac Farnham, 76, Massachusetts
Rachael Maxwell, 75, Maryland
Moses Megrail, 75, Pennsylvania
Sarah Megrail, 75, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Coler, 75, Virginia
Mahala Farnham, 75, Maine
James Morrow, 74, Pennsylvania
Ruth Morris, 74, Pennsylvania
Peter Lake, 73, Ohio
Jonathan Lee, 73, Pennsylvania
Abigail Way, 72, Ireland
James Norris, 71, Virginia
Elizabeth Haas, 71, Germany
Robert Waugh, 71, Ireland
Jacob Wilson, 71, Pennsylvania
Catharine Lake, 70, Ohio
James Rardin, 70, Pennsylvania
Sarah Brown, 70, Virginia
John Brill, 70, Pennsylvania
Samuel Craft, 70, New Jersey
William Shaner, 70, Pennsylvania
Mary Marshall, 70, Pennsylvania

The Marietta Register, December 29, 1870:

The following, for the entire township of Marietta, finishes our list of those persons in Washington county who have reached the age of three score and ten and upwards. The list is pretty nearly correct, yet some few may vary a few months from the age given, as, for instance, some given as "70" may now be turned 71. The summary of the county will be given next week.

MARIETTA
Name, Age, Birthplace
Hezekiah Peck, 89, Not Known
Benjamin F. Stone, 89, Massachusetts
Irenia Benedict, 88, Connecticut
Sarah Vance, 87, Maryland
Sampson Cole, 86, Rhode Island
William Bennett, 86, Massachusetts
Susan McIntosh, 85, Massachusetts
Ellen Griffin, 85, Ireland
Benjamin Racer, 85, Pennsylvania
Russel Fuller, 84, Massachusetts
Sabra Coleman, 83, Hanover
Louis Barnhart, 83, Baden
Catharine Buck, 83, Nassau
Mary Emerson, 83, New Hampshire
John J. Preston, 83, New York
Rev. George N. Cox, 83, Pennsylvania
Jacob Day, 83, Pennsylvania
Mary Thorniley, 82, Ohio
Mary Dodge, 82, Connecticut
Lucretia Hall, 82, Connecticut
Augustus Case, 81, Connecticut
Wm. Corner, 81, England
Lucy Gill, 81, Virginia
Michael Mench, 81, Bavaria
Margaret Wiseman, 81, Bavaria
Weston Thomas, 81, Vermont
Rachel Bennet, 80, Maine
Sally H. Alcock, 80, Ohio
Mary Bartlett, 80, Ohio
Lucy Bell, 80, Massachusetts
Ann Dornan, 80, Ireland
Lucy Gill, 80, Virginia
John Delaney, 79, Ohio
Elizabeth Creel, 79, England
Coleman Holdren, 79, Ohio
John Theis, 78, Nassau
Rachel Sargent, 78, Massachusetts
Hannah Wells, 78, Connecticut
James Dunn, 78, Pennsylvania
Zebulon Jennings, 78, Pennsylvania
Alexander Dornan, 78, Ireland
Nathaniel Bishop, 78, New York
Mary Curtis, 78, Pennsylvania
Catharine Iams, 78, Ireland
Joseph E. Hall, 77, Connecticut
Charlotte Eveleigh, 77, England
Mary Meister, 77, Wurtemberg
Nathaniel Holden, 77, New Hampshire
Emma Harris, 77, Virginia
Martha Cox, 77, Pennsylvania
Charlotte Berry, 77, New Jersey
Nellie Kidd, 77, Ohio
Theodosia Buell, 76, Connecticut
Solomon Dick, 76, Hanover
Henry Buckley, 76, England
Ann Birchall, 76, England
Lucretia Vinton, 76, Connecticut
Ellen Holmes, 76, Maryland
Mary Jett, 76, Ohio
Hannibal Deeble, 76, Pennsylvania
Montgomery Sayre, 75, New York
George Elston, 75, Virginia
James Jones, 75, Pennsylvania
John Kexel, 75, Nassau
Hiram Burch, 75, Connecticut
Mary Goddard, 75, Massachusetts
Charlotte Stone, 75, Ohio
Arnold Winchester, 75, Massachusetts
Zachariah Brown, 75, Ohio
John Stephenson, 75, Virginia
Sophia Fisher, 75, Prussia
Jane Harness, 74, Virginia
Geo. McCall, 74, Virginia
John Maden, 74, Ohio
Mary Tracy, 74, Pennsylvania
Sarah Jones, 74, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Geren, 74, Virginia
John Reiber Sr., 74, Bavaria
Col. John Mills, 74, Ohio
Eliza H. Howison, 74, Maryland
Thomas Hill, 74, Pennsylvania
Barbara Dicks, 74, Hanover
Sereno Hollister, 73, Connecticut
John Birchall, 73, England
Nancy Reckard, 73, Pennsylvania
Ambrose Asbury, 73, Virginia
Alpheus Baker, 73, New York
Amos Dye, 73, Virginia
Elizabeth Straman, 73, Nassau
Sarah Braddock, 73, Ireland
Chas. Atkinson, 73, Pennsylvania
Pardon Cook, 73, Ohio
Mary Cook, 73, Ohio
John Holtz, 73, Wurtemberg
Delila Reckard, 73, Ohio
Lydia Campbell, 73, Maryland
Andrew S. Nye, 72, Pennsylvania
Shadrach Phillips, 72, New York
Rebecca McAllister, 72, New Hampshire
Anselm T. Nye, 72, Ohio
Maria Thomas, 72, New Hampshire
Ernst Styer, 72, Hanover
Lucius Brigham, 72, Vermont
Rachel Vandine, 72, Pennsylvania
Abigail Hovey, 72, New Hampshire
Henry Fearing, 72, Ohio
Sereno Rood, 72, Pennsylvania
Catharine Day, 72, Pennsylvania
James Thorniley, 72, Ohio
Silas Slocomb, 71, Massachusetts
Daniel Morimo, 71, Hanover
Jacob Lander, 71, Baden
Lucy Chapman, 71, Connecticut
Harmon Hastel, 71, Hanover
Wm. Straman, 71, Nassau
John Corner, 71, New York
Mary Hedrick, 71, Maryland
Chris. Bowen, 71, Wurtemberg
Lydia Payne, 71, Maine
Col. David Barber, 71, New York
Lucinda M. Corner, 71, New Hampshire
Peter Wagner, 70, Virginia
James Henton, 70, England
Kate Smith, 70, Virginia
Christiana Kountz, 70, Bavaria
John Richards, 70, England
Thomas, Porter, 70, Ohio
William Hutchins, 70, England
John Chase, 70, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Kuntz, 70, Pennsylvania
Mary Bartmess, 70, Virginia
Junia Jennings, 70, Pennsylvania
Daniel Miller, 70, Bavaria
Daniel Stephens, 70, Maryland
Ann Conway, 70, England
Martha Grassley, 70, Wurtemberg
Jacob Fusakle, 70, Bavaria
Mary Hicks, 70, Ohio
Godfrey Applon, 70, Massachusetts
Mary Deeble, 70, Pennsylvania
Joseph Jones, 70, England
Jane Jones, 70, England
Conrrad Biszantz, 70, Bavaria
Rebecca Geren, 70, Ohio
Margaret Hill, 70, Maryland
Wm. Payne, 70, Connecticut
Graydon Meddlicott, 70, Ireland
Margaret Rodick, 70, Oldenberg
Lydia Chesebro, 70, Ohio
T. P. Harshberger, 70, Pennsylvania
Wm. Warren, 70, Massachusetts
Sarah Sayre, 70, Pennsylvania
Agnes Wood, 70, Ohio
James Davis, 70, England
Henry Petrie, 70, Nassau
James Dutton, 70, Virginia
Sarah Dutton, 70, New Jersey
Gotleib Theobold, 70, Wurtemberg
Maria Matthews, 70, Maryland
Fred Fogus, 70, Nassau
Arnold Childers, 70, Virginia
John Naylor, 70, Maryland
Elizabeth Buck, 70, Nassau
Sarah Daniels, 70, New York
Silas Fearing, 70, Maine
Courtland Shepard, 70, New York
Nancy Hutchinson, 70, Massachusetts
Clara Judd, 70, Vermont
Sarah B. Fearing, 70, New Jersey
Laura Chamberlain, 70, Ohio
Mary Drown, 70, Maine
Charles T. Sharp, 70, Virginia
Mary Pugh, 70, New Jersey
Wm. Knox, 70, Maryland
Henry Wehrs, 70, Nassau
Annie Cisler, 70, Hesse Darmstadt
Edward Davis, 70, England
Apollos Whitney, 70, Maine
William Stanhope, 70, England
Josiah Dow, 70, Ohio
Irene Buell, 70, New Hampshire
Philip P. Thorniley, 70, New York
Marietta Baker, 70, Massachusetts


Monday, April 9, 2007

Our County Infirmary Inmates

The Marietta Semi-Weekly Register, January 21, 1887

About a year ago we published a list of the inmates of the County Infirmary. To-day we are again permitted to do so, the list being kindly furnished us by the efficient and popular Superintendent, Wm. Hill, Jr. The year in which they were received is first given, then the name followed by the age, and last from whence they came:

1886, Eliza Nash, 80, Marietta.
1886, Martha Dow, 27, Newport.
1886, Mary M. Coleman, 30, Marietta.
1886, Nancy Metts, 25, Lawrence.
1886, Lendora Weddle, 19, Independence.
1886, Parthena Pratt, 60, Marietta.
1886, Eveline C. Johnson, 72, Marietta.
1886, Charles Berg, 21, Fearing.
1886, John Amos, 60, Marietta.
1886, Rosie Russel, 20, Marietta.
1887, Carrie Curtis, 21, Marietta.
1887, J. Piatt, 33, Jackson Tp., Guernsey Co.
1887 Elizabeth Piatt, 30, same.
1887, Cord Piatt, 5, same.
1887, Elmer Piatt, 3, same.
1884, Smith Blare, 38, Lawrence.
1884, Catharine Berry, 54, Warren.
1881, Martha Croston, 37, Decatur.
1838, Winchester Hall, 74, Adams.
1868, Jacob Crawford, 53, Marietta.
1868, Mary Crawford, 52, Marietta.
1875, Henry Frierser, 31, Marietta.
1877, Hugh McGuire, 60, Warren.
1861, Nicholas Angle, 55, Watertown.
1882, Jeremiah Tredway, 83, Lawrence.
1879, Ann Combs, 38, Marietta.
1879, Dora A. Ward, 15, Waterford.
1875, Mary Stiles, 86, Marietta.
1881, Emily Reeves, 57, Independence.
1874, Phoebe Slatter, 48, Belpre.
1882, Rosa Hootsel, 47, Watertown.
1882, Elizabeth Perkins, 35, Adams.
1882, Annie Steed, 80, Adams.
1879, Narcissa Baker, 42, Grandview.
1850, Julia Reinburgh, 68, Watertown.
1863, Mariah Ellis, 46, Wesley.
1880, Kate Anderson, 25, Newport.
1873, Anna Lippincott, 32, Liberty.
1856, Jane Conley, 40, Grandview.
1876, Marion Adams, 33, Waterford.
1878, John Kelock 28, Salem.
1881, Mary A. Carter, 28, Grandview.
1860, Louisa Bonn, 67, Belpre.
1872, Nancy Lucas, 50, Wesley.
1882, Hamilton Coffey, 68, Marietta.
1882, Julia Coffey, 64, Marietta.
1882, William Travis, 58, Grandview.
1882, John Rice, 53, Marietta.
1883, Joseph Grant, 41, Aurelius.
1883, William Dotson, 79, Newport.
1883, Lewis McAvan, 19, Warren.
1883, William Harsha, 70, Lawrence.
1883, Rebecca White, 56, Independence.
1883, Diantha Crooks, 35, Marietta.
1883, George Berry, 67, Dunham.
1884, Jane Beach, 34, Waterford.
1884, Mary Baudi, 27, Grandview.
1884, Dan. Wilkins, 58, Marietta.
1884, William Atkinson, 76, Lawrence.
1884, Francis Atkinson, 60, Lawrence.
1884, Bettie Mullinix, 22, Ludlow.
1884, Mary Ann Strain, 50, Marietta.
1884, Sarah Mills, 63, Marietta.
1884, Mary Snodgrass, 90, Liberty.
1884, Wesley Biggins, 37, Watertown.
1884, John Robinson, 65, Marietta.
1885, Hannah C. Bennett, 35, Grandview.
1885, Charles Twine, 16, Belpre.
1885, Margaret Beabout, 91, Independence.
1885, Catharine Sampson, 80, Waterford.
1885, James S. Lewis, 80, Marietta.
1885, Sherman Lightner, 17, Lawrence.
1885, Nancy Courtney, 27, Grandview.
1885, Aleck Donley, 56, Marietta.
1885, Dera M. Donley, 26, Dunham.
1885, Hiram Nelson, 58, Dunham.
1885, David Preggs, 50, Lawrence.
1885, Aaron Stonestreet, 75, Marietta.
1885, Chrles Fredrick, 29, Belpre.
1885, Catharine Shively, 76, Fearing.
1885, Martin Shively, 80, Fearing.
1885, Nancy Harris, 66, Marietta.
1886, Ransey Hall, 79, Newport.
1886, Samantha Crawford, 62, Marietta.
1886, Christiana Grim, 70, Muskingum.
1886, Clara Zimmer, 22, Marietta.
1886, Christina Courtney, 28, Independence.
1886, George Needer, 28, Marietta.
1886, Martha Rose, 38, Lawrence.
1886, Lucy Kelley, 30, Fearing.
1886, Linus, Ogle, __, Marietta.
1886, Mary Coffey, 45, Warren.
1886, John M. Coleman, 45, Marietta.
1886, Matilda McKean, 20, Dunham.
1885, William Donley, 1.
1884, Harvey Perkins, 2.
1885, James Courtney, 1.
1886, Andrew Zimmerman, 1.
1886, Jessie Coleman, 1.
1886, Thomas McCain, 1.
1861, George Baughman, 65.
1878, James Armstrong, 79.