MCFARLAND, Ralph
Submitted by: Carmen J. Finley, Ph.D., C.G.

[Note: This is part of a larger biography of the McFarlane/McFarland/McFarling family of Virginia. Persons having interests in this branch of the family are encouraged to contact the author at 4820 Rockridge Lane, Santa Rosa, 95404 or at finleyc@sonoma.edu]


The McFarlands of Belmont County, Ohio

 

5. Ralph3 McFarland (Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born about 1791 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died before 1840 in Belmont County(?), Ohio. He married Margaret McKnight February 14, 1809 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Ralph McFarling, son of Obediah, Sr., was first found on the tax lists of Shenandoah County in 1807. He married Margaret McKnight [McNight in the records] on 14 February 1809. They appeared in the 1810 Shenandoah County census with one male and one female under 10 and one male and one female in the 16-26 age range. From this we can estimate the birth year of both Ralph and his wife as between 1784 and 1794.

During the War of 1812, Ralph served a six and a half month tour as a private in the 4th regiment of the Virginia Militia. From 18 July to 9 August 1814, he serve in Capt. Samuel Hopewell's Company of Infantry for which he earned $5.93. Between 9 August until 31 January he served in Capt. John Sloan's Company of Infantry for which he earned a total of $49.89.

By 1820 he and his family had moved to Belmont County, Ohio and were found living in Somerset Township. By this time his household consisted of eight persons. This information gives an estimated birth year of Ralph and his wife as between 1775 and 1794:

 

age range

males

females

under 10

4

1

10-16

 

 

1

26-45

1

1

The tax lists for this McFarland family which are available between 1826 and 1834 are also interesting.

 

year

head of household

no. horses

value of horses

no. cattle

value of cattle

total value

LDS

film #

1826

Peggy McFarland

1

40

1

8

48

514,148

1827

Margaret McFarland

1

40

1

8

48

514,149

1829

Ralph McFarland

1

40

1

8

48

514,150

1830

Ralph McFarland

1

40

1

8

48

514,150

1831

Ralph McFarland

1

40

2

16

56

830,277

1832

Ralph McFarland

2

80

3

24

104

do

1833

Ralph McFarland

2

80

2

16

96

864,974

1834

Ralph McFarland

3

120

2

16

136

do

So where was Ralph in 1826 and 1827 that caused Margaret to be named as head of household? Well, Ralph had a little altercation with the law. It seems that on 27 July 1825 Ralph took a shot at one Thomas Patterson who filed a complaint the next day. When Ralph could not raise $200 bail money he was put in jail. At the September term Court of Common Pleas the Grand Jury indicted Ralph for "his deliberate and premeditated malice to kill and murder and other wrongs to the said Thomas Patterson." The next day when the town constable, John Bruce, went to get him, Ralph also took a shot at him. At the September court Ralph pleaded not guilty, but the jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to five years hard labor at the Ohio State Penitentiary. Apparently he got time off for good behavior for he was again listed as head of household on the 1829 tax list. One thing we know for sure-Ralph was not a good shot!

In 1830 the family was still in Somerset Township, again with eight persons in the household. However, the female who was in the 10-16 age range is gone-probably married; one male who was under 10 in the previous census is gone; and there are two additional males under 10. These data give an estimated birth year of 1780-1790 for Ralph and Margaret.

 

age range

males

females

under 5

1

 

 

5-10

1

 

 

10-15

1

1

15-20

2

 

 

40-50

1

1

In these data from the 1840 census Margaret McFarland is again head of household in Somerset Township with three young males which is consistent with 1830 census.

 

age range

males

females

5-10

1

 

 

10-15

1

 

 

15-20

1

 

 

50-60

 

 

1

 

Ralph is missing. Did he die? Did he abandon his family? Or is he in trouble with the law again?

Five of Ralph and Margaret's six sons have been identified. John and James went to California during the Gold Rush and a biography of John identifies them as belonging to Ralph and Margaret. Joseph, William, and Asa, who remained in Ohio (Belmont and Washington Counties) were identified by their descendants and correspondence with their brothers in California.

Nothing further is known of Ralph.

Children of Ralph McFarland and Margaret McKnight are:

+ 16 i. Joseph4 McFarland, born about 1810 in Shenandoah County(?), Virginia; died July 21, 1871 in Liberty Township, Washington County, Ohio.

+ 17 ii. William McFarland, born 1814 in Shenandoah County(?), Virginia; died after 1852 in Belmont County, Ohio.

+ 18 iii. James McFarling, born December 15, 1821 in Belmont County, Ohio; died December 29, 1889 in St Helena, Napa County, California.

+ 19 iv. John McFarling, born June 11, 1829 in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio; died May 5, 1911 in Napa County, California.

+ 20 v. Amos McFarland, born November 19, 1832 in Belmont County(?), Ohio; died June 22, 1890 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.

 

 

Generation No. 3

16. Joseph4 McFarland (Ralph3, Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born about 1810 in Shenandoah County(?), Virginia, and died 21 July 1871 in Liberty Township, Washington County, Ohio. He married Leah Shepherd 23 February 1834 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Joseph McFarland was the eldest son of Ralph and Margaret McFarling. After his marriage in 1834, he and his wife lived in Belmont County where they appeared in the 1840 census near his brother William and not far from his mother, Margaret. By this time they had five young children-John, Eliza, Mary, Obediah, and Sarah. By 1850 they had moved to Monroe County, which borders Belmont on the south. By this time the family had grown by another five children-William, Marie, Catherine, Amos, and Jesse. The next census year, 1860 found the family living in Washington County, which borders Monroe County to the south, near Joseph's younger brother Amos. Joseph was listed as a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500 and personal property at $603. By this time, John, Eliza, Obediah, and Sarah were no longer living with them, but John was found in his own household living next door to his parents Joseph was also found in the 1870 Washington County census. Still living with them were Mariah, Jess, Cornelius, Caroline, and Joseph ranging in age from 27 down to 11. Joseph's property was now valued at $650 and his personal property at $300. Joseph died the next year at the age of about 61 and is buried in the Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrence. His cemetery record lists him as Reverend McFarland.

Children of Joseph McFarland and Leah Shepherd are:

+ 21 i. John L5 McFarland, born 11 September 1835 in Belmont County, Ohio; died 1917 in Nuttie Farm, Ritchie County, West Virginia.

22 ii. Eliza McFarland, born 1836 in Belmont County, Ohio. She married Thomas King 10 August 1856 in Washington County, Ohio.

23 iii. Obediah McFarland, born 1838 in Belmont County, Ohio.

24 iv. Mary E. McFarland, born about 1840 in Belmont County, Ohio. She married Simeon Barnett 3 February 1863 in Washington County, Ohio.

25 v. Sarah McFarland, born 1840 in Belmont County, Ohio.

26 vi. William McFarland, born 1842 in Ohio.

27 vii. Marie McFarland, born 1843 in Ohio.

28 viii. Catherine McFarland, born 1846 in Ohio. She married John Miracle 2 February 1864 in Washington County, Ohio.

29 ix. Amos McFarland, born 1846 in Ohio.

30 x. Jesse Wells McFarland, born 1848 in Ohio; died 26 September 1892 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio. He married Mary Ellen Moore 14 September 1871 in Washington County, Ohio.

31 xi. Cornelius McFarland, born 1852 in Ohio.

32 xii. Caroline McFarland, born 1855 in Ohio.

33 xiii. Joseph McFarland, born 1859 in Ohio.

17. William4 McFarland (Ralph3, Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born 1814 in Shenandoah County(?), Virginia, and died after 1852 in Belmont County, Ohio. He married Sarah.

William McFarland was the only known son of Ralph and Margaret to live out his life in Belmont County, Ohio. After his marriage, estimated to be about 1836 or 1837, he and his wife, Sarah, had a family of five girls and five boys between 1838 and 1852.

Children of William McFarland and Sarah, all born in Belmont County are:

34 i. Rachel5 McFarland, born about 1838.

35 ii. Sarah E. McFarland, born about 1840.

36 iii. James McFarland, born about 1841.

37 iv. Benjamin McFarland, born about 1842.

38 v. Permelia/Amelia McFarland, born about 1844.

39 vi. Jane McFarland, born about 1846.

40 vii. Isaac T. McFarland, born about 1848.

41 viii. Jacob R. McFarland, born about 1848.

42 ix. William McFarland, born 1850.

43 x. Anna Marie McFarland, born 7 November 1852 in Belmont County, Ohio; died 21 May 1914 in Johnson County, Arkansas. She married Tilmon Machall Cater 15 November 1850 in Belmont County(?), Ohio.

18. James4 McFarling (Ralph3 McFarland, Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born 15 December 1821 in Belmont County, Ohio, and died 29 December 1889 in St. Helena, Napa County, California. He married Eva Ruth Moore 20 December 1842 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

James was born in Belmont County, Ohio, but at age 18, he "Moved to the western part of his native State [Muskingum County] and engaged in farming until September, 1843." After his marriage to Eva Ruth Moore in late 1842 they remained in Muskingum County for only a short period of time. They moved on to Henry County, Iowa, in September 1843, their first child, Sarah, being born earlier that year, shortly before the move.

His first purchase of land was for 80 acres in Trenton Township, which he bought from Johnson and Nancy Houseman 25 October 1845 for which he paid $200. On 26 February 1851 James bought an additional 160 acres from George W. and Margaret Kestor for which he paid $1600. During this period in Iowa, three more children were added to the family-Johnson, William, and Mary. The 1850 census also showed a 64 year-old Christopher Graves living with them.

The official residence of the McFarlands in Henry County lasted until 1854, however, James was gone for a period of time in 1849 and 1850, drawn to the Gold Rush in California. He settled in Parks Bar, Yuba City to try his hand at mining until September 1850.

 

 

 


Diggings in Parks Bar were first discovered in May 1848 by Dr. John Marsh. In September that year David Parks of Oregon opened a store in competition to Marsh, and the place took on his name. According to Hutchings' diary, Parks Bar had been one of the richest in California, and on 30 September 1850 the Sacramento Transcript reported "that five men took out 525 pounds of gold in a few days." The town was buried in the late 1860s by debris from the Yuba River from hydraulic operations upstream.

Later, after returning to Iowa, he packed up his family, together with his brother John, and made the trip across the plains by ox-team to California arriving in September 1854. They stopped for a while in Nevada City where James continued his mining interests. Next they moved to Knights Valley in Sonoma County where they lived until December 1862. Their final move was to Napa County where he grew grapes in the heart of what today is one of the premium wine areas in the state if not the world.

In Napa County his first purchase of land was for 36 acres on the Napa River, adjacent to Charles Krug, which he purchased from the Yorks 19 December 1862 for $900. On 21 February 1871 he bought an additional 15 acres from Charles and Carolina Krug adjacent to the Bale Grant for $200. He later filed a Declaration of Homestead for this property dated 3 August 1887.

Local newspapers carried mention of James on several occasions. On 29 August 1875, his daughter Rachel married John S. Fruits. On 14 January 1877, in what appears to be a double ring ceremony, Charles B. McFarling married Alice Victoria Hackney, and Rosa Ella McFarling married William H. Castner.

In January 1878, James was drawn as a trial juror for the next term of the district court. When the local Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Helena filed with the Secretary of State for Articles of Incorporation in 1885, James was named one of five directors.

Finally, the Napa Register carried his obituary on 11 January 1890. James had died, on 29 December 1889, of consumption and the funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, services conducted by Rev. S.A. Gibbons. James was buried at the St. Helena Cemetery in Napa County. His wife, Eva Ruth, lived on for almost another five years. She died 1 September 1894 and is buried beside her husband at the St. Helena Cemetery.

Children of James McFarling and Eva Moore are:

44 i. Sarah M.5 McFarling, born about 1843 in Muskingum County, Ohio; died 25 November 1922 in Calistoga, Napa County, California. She married J. M. McArthur 31 May 1861 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

+ 45 ii. Johnson Houseman McFarling, born about March 1845 in Henry County, Iowa; died 17 May 1912 in Oakland, Alameda County, California.

46 iii. William L. McFarling, born 1847 in Henry County, Iowa; died before 1881.

47 iv. Mary Eva McFarling, born about 1850 in Henry County, Iowa; died 19 May 1925 in Cadaver County, California. She married James G. Howard 29 September 1868 in Napa County, California.

48 v. Rachael Josephine McFarling, born about 1851 in Henry County, Iowa; died 5 March 1895 in St. Helena, Napa County, California. She married (1) John L. Fruits 29 August 1875 in St. Helena, Napa County, California. She married (2) William J. Caughey July 1890.

+ 49 vi. Charles Bartley McFarling, born about 1854 in California; died 11 March 1898 in Cozzens, Sonoma County, California.

50 vii. Rosa Ella (Nell) McFarling, born about 1857 in California; died before 1881. She married William Henry Castner 14 January 1877 in St. Helena, Napa County, California.

+ 51 viii. John Wesley McFarling, born 1860 in San Francisco, California; died 27 February 1944 in Fresno County, California.

52 ix. George Washington McFarlane, born about 1862 in California.

19. John4 McFarling (Ralph3 McFarland, Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born 11 June 1829 in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, and died 5 May 1911 in Napa County, California. He married Susan J. Rogers 1880 in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California. Susan was born 16 April 1847 in New York, the daughter of Francis W. and Mary (Boody) Rogers. She died 6 June 1934 and was buried 19 June at the St. Helena Cemetery, Napa County, California.

John, in the early 1850s, left Belmont County, Ohio, to join his brother James and family in Henry County, Iowa. James had already made a brief trip to California in 1849, lured by the Gold Rush, and then returned to Iowa to sell his property and transport his family. John went with them and they arrived in Nevada City 24 August 1854. Both brothers mined, but it was John who continued his mining interests after James and his family settled in the Napa Valley wine country to grow grapes.

John continued in placer-mining off and on until 1863 and then became superintendent and part owner of the Juniper and Mount Hope mines at Hayden Hill in Lassen County, which were leased to working miners. In 1964 the Lassen County Historical Society devoted an entire issue to Hayden Hill:

Hayden Hill, which was once the most colorful and bustling mining camp in Lassen County, California and produced nearly two million dollars' worth of gold bullion for the nation, now lies deserted and decaying. The only "residents" now living on the Hill are the U.S. Forest Service lookout at the top of the mountain and an occasional sheepherder. Only the wooden flumes which supplied water from Willow Creek to the camp and the shell-like remains of an old blacksmith shop at the foot of the hill gives any hint that the ghost-camp of Hayden Hill lies above at an altitude of 7500 feet, and only four miles off the highway to the left.

In a report of the California State Mineralogist made in 1892, the Juniper Gold Mine was, at that time, still "under a lease . . . [to] J. McFarling et al., of Calistoga, Napa County, owners."

Prior to 1871 John also discovered a quicksilver mine, which he named the American, situated on Pine Mountain about seven miles southwest of Middletown in Lake County. It is difficult to know exactly where John lived during these early years in California. However, he was certainly in or around Calistoga, Napa County, as early as 1871 when the Napa Reporter carried this story:

We are indebted to Mr. John McFarling of Calistoga for a fine mess of trout, received on last Wednesday. He was out only a few days ago, and captured 104, and we helped him eat them. He knows our weakness now.

Continued involvement in his Lassen County mining interests is noted in May 1878 from an autobiography of Emily Fairfield Duncan:

In May 1878 my father [David Fairfield] sold the ranch for $2,500 and loading all his household goods into heavy wagon, driven by one John McFarlane and his family into a lighter one which he drove himself started for Hayden Hill, Lassen County, where he had acquired an interest in a gold mine.

John may well have divided his time between Lassen County and the Bay Area Counties since Hayden Hill, at such a high elevation can experience very severe weather, and it was common for the general populace to spend their winters elsewhere.

Family files contain a letter written to John McFarling by John Cyrus dated 24 April 1881, Hayden Hill:

. . .When I came up today I found Jake, with his partner; hacking away at the mine. Well they will have the mine about empty by tonight . . . I have the excavation all done for the foundation of the water wheel, am puting it right where we talked of last fall (right oposite the barn), will get the timbers hauled in the first of this week; and try to have the Millright here by tomorrow week. . . . Have got the Old [?] all torn down and part of the timbers hauled down to the barn; think some of it will be useful in building our wagon shed. I think you had better send me a good screene if you aim to have any bug dusting done this summer. Wish you had sent us some Blooks [blocks]. They would be very useful puting up our works but maybe I can borrow or hire some down at Adin. . . . West and Sam'l went to cut and peal all the timber we want; by contract. They offer to cut and peal timbers from 10 inches down to 4 inches; board them and furnish their own tools, for 11/2 cts per foot I think it is probably about as cheap as we can get it done, what do you say, shall I give them a contract or not; and if so how many feet will we want.

The first record of John's purchase of land in Napa County was on 12 March 1880 when he bought 23.18 acres of land in Calistoga for $1,760. quite possibly in preparation for his marriage to Susan J. Rogers. John made additional purchases through 1883 and on two different occasions deeded property to his wife, Susan-62 acres near Calistoga for $100 and love and affection in 1881, and a lot in Calistoga for $1 and love and affection in 1882. Susan also bought property on her own in 1882. On 4 January 1889, the Napa County Register carried a story on "Napa's Big Property Owners: A List of Those Who Pay on $10,000 and Upward" in which John McFarling was listed at $13,925 and Susan was listed at $10,000.

John was also involved in community affairs in Napa County. He served on the Grand Jury in 1875 and again in 1900. In 1883, he was one of a long list of taxpayers who brought suit against the Napa County Tax Collector. The complaint was that the tax collector was trying to collect a special school tax which was illegally levied. The plaintiffs won the case.

According to one biographer, in 1881, after John's marriage to Susan, they took up residence in Oakland. He was, indeed, found in the Oakland City Directories from 1884 to 1891 living at 706 Twelfth Street, and was listed as a farmer, miner, and breeder of fancy poultry. In 1889-90 he was also listed in the classified section of that directory under "Poultry and Game." However, the Napa County records indicate that the John McFarlings were also heavily involved in the affairs of Calistoga after their marriage. It was on his Calistoga ranch, he developed a business breeding specialty poultry-blue Andalusians, golden Wyandots, Rose-combs, brown and white Leghorns and others. The Napa Daily Journal carried this item on his ranch in 1901:

One of the most interesting places in Calistoga to visit is the poultry farm of John MacFarling in the western addition of town. Here Mr. MacFarling has all kinds of chickens, and of the finest and most expensive breeds, all separate in their several apartments. Quite a number, in fact, are prize winners, and have taken premiums at Oakland and other fairs. It takes a great deal of care and attention to keep these fowls looking as sleek as the do, and the owner feels very proud of them and well he might.

It would appear that John was one of the more affluent McFarlings. In addition to his mining and poultry interests, a letter was found among family records written from Lawrence, Ohio, 13 November 1881 to John by his brother Amos. His opening paragraph:

I am Rejoiced to learn of Your Exceeding good fortune in Your mining Operations And from the manner You tell me You are investing I feel quite Sure you have a permanent thing And think After So long a Struggle You Are doing a wise act by investing in land.

The 1892 Great Register gives us a physical description of John. He was six feet tall with light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. In 1896, his oldest daughter Laura was graduated from Calistoga grammar school.

One final bit of news from the Napa Daily Journal in 1898:

Ashley McFarling, the 11-year old son of John McFarling, took it into his head to run away last sunday. He put up a lunch and told his mother he was going to the creek to fish, but started out to nobody knows where. Little was thought of him till nightfall when a searching party was organized which hunted the creek for miles, not giving up till 1 o'clock in the morning. About 10 o'clock Monday morning a member of the party saw the lad sitting in from of S.P. Sherwood's barn about two miles up the valley. The boy made an effort to escape, but was caught and brought home. He informed his father, however, that he bet he wouldn't catch him next time. The only excuse thus far learned for his sudden flight was that he didn't want to go to school, but this is very much doubted by the majority as he was very bright in his studies and was always on the roll of honor.

Children of John McFarling and Susan Rogers are:

53 i. Lura5 McFarling, born 9 May 1881.

54 ii. Rose Eleanor McFarling, born 27 October 1882.

55 iii. Ashley Rogers McFarling, born 1 November 1884 in Oakland, California; died 18 February 1941 in Napa County, California. He married Zetna Duell 9 March 1921 in Napa, Napa County, California. She was born 19 October 1882 in New York, the daughter of Joseph Duell. Ashley committed suicide dying from a gunshot wound. Zetna lived to be 93 years old and died in Angwin on 14 April 1976. She was buried at the St. Helena Cemetery.

20. Amos4 McFarland (Ralph3, Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born 19 November 1832 in Belmont County(?), Ohio, and died 22 June 1890 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio. He married Eliza Noffsinger 15 October 1857 in Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio.

Amos M. McFarland was the youngest son of Ralph and Margaret McFarland. He settled in Independence Township, Washington County, just south of Belmont County, where he was married in 1857. He and Eliza had, at least, their first four children here.

Amos served in the Civil War and was drafted 27 September 1866 for one year in 51 Regiment, Company G of the Ohio infantry. He was 33 at the time, 5'8", of light complexion, blue eyes and black hair, and was a farmer. He was on sick leave in December 1864 at Nashville General Hospital and was mustered out on 20 June 1865 having actually served for about ten months.

Amos and his family was found in Independence Township, Washington County in the 1860 census, age 28, a farmer living with his wife, Eliza, age 20 and two young children, Manerva, age 2, and Jane, age 1. Value of his personal property was $145. By 1870 there were three more children in the household, Lydia, age 9, Meed [Maude], age 5, and two others listed only as "child" and "baby" age 3 and 1 respectively. Amos now had real estate and personal property valued at $250 each. By 1880 there were still eight children living in Amos's household ranging in age from 21 to 5 years and they were living in Lawrence Township.

A letter, preserved in family records, which Amos wrote to his brother John in California in 1881, tells us a fair amount about Amos. He grew tobacco and that particular year, because of drought, barely made expenses. He ruminates about becoming a tobacco merchant, but lacks the capital to do so. He also thinks about becoming a farmer in California but imagines farming there would be very different than in Ohio. He says, ". . .if it was producing Tobacco and farming Hillside by Physical Strength and awkwardness I could bring as much Experience to the Business as would be likely found in anyone."

Lawrence Ohio

Novbr 13th 1881

Dear Brother I Recd your letter and now will attempt to answer I am Rejoiced to learn of Your Exceeding good fortune in Your mining Operations And from the manner You tell me You are investing I feel quite Sure You have a permanent thing And think After So long a Struggle You Are doing a wise act by investing in land I am Still poor and Expect Always to remain So but I am Heartily glad to know that you are in a condition to take the world Easy I would be delighted above all things to come and See You and all of the Relatives in that County but fear for the present I Shall not get to Come The farming You Spoke of I think I Should like if I could Sell here and get anything for what I have Yet I dont Expect I could farm in California as I presume it is quite a different process from our farming if it was producing Tobacco and farming Hillsides by Physical Strength and awkwardness I could bring as much Experience to the Business as would be likely found in any one Jane has not been at Home Since I wrote to you before and that partly Kept me from coming to See you as I Expected her Home in good time if we concluded to come but the River was so low that the Boats Could not run So She took Rail and went out into Noble Co and the people where She has been most of the time Since She went from Home wanted her to work So She Staid and I have not Seen her yet the fall has been Beautiful and I have my work in better Shape for taking the time to visit than I Ever had before But it is now getting So late and I am worn out nearly with work So I dont know whether it would be advisable to Start I have not more than made Expenses this Season drouth Cut our Crops Short and Tobacco is Still unsold but it is Certain the price will be low if I had plentiful means I would have turned merchant and Bought instead of Selling Tobacco but my Capital is Small and there is a lisence to pay for privilege of Dealing in the weed So I dont think for what I could buy that it would pay the Crop could be Bought for from four to five dollars per cwt I think I Shall sack my own I Recd the likeness you Sent me and it now occupies a place in our album beside it's father @ mother and it affords me a pleasure to look at them that I would be verry unwilling to part with I think you might have Brought your wife and Babe over that I might See you all as it would not Cost you any more than it will to Board out this winter and in your present Circumstances you Could Spend that amount without inconvenience I dont think if I dont get to come to See you this winter that I Shall ever come and I have about give up your coming to See me I Should like to have the pleasure of meeting you again before we take our leave of Earth and I am tolerable Notionate So I might take it into my head to See you before Spring write often anyhow my Regard to your wife @ good wishes for Health and Happiness of the little one your

brother

Amos McFarland

to John McFarling

Amos died of consumption at the age of 59 years, 7 months, and 3 days. His residence at that time was given as Steel River, Ohio.

Children of Amos McFarland and Eliza Noffsinger are:

56 i. Minerva5 McFarland, born about 1858 in Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio.

57 ii. Eve Jane McFarland, born about 1859 in Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio.

58 iii. Mary B.McFarland, born about 1864 in Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio.

59 iv. Maud McFarland, born about 1865 in Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio.

60 v. Emma L.McFarland, born 1868 in Washington County, Ohio.

61 vi. John L.McFarland, born 2 February 1870 in Independence, Washington County, Ohio.

62 vii. Rachael E.McFarland, born February 2, 1870 in Independence, Washington County, Ohio.

63 viii. Lydia McFarland, born 1871 in Washington County, Ohio.

64 ix. Sarah I.McFarland, born 1873 in Washington County, Ohio.

65 x. William B.McFarland, born 30 June 1874 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.

66 xi. Nellie McFarland, born 1875 in Washington County, Ohio.

67 xii. male McFarland, born 4 April 1878 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; died 5 April 1878 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.

68 xiii. Harriet (Hattie) McFarland, born 5 November 1880 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.

69 xiv. male McFarland, born 9 June 1883 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; died 16 June 1883 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.

70 xv. male McFarland, born 9 June 1883 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio; died 9 June 1883 in Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.

 

Generation No. 4

21. John L.5 McFarland (Joseph4, Ralph3, Obediah2 McFarlen, Ralph1 McFarlane) was born 11 September 1835 in Belmont County, Ohio, and died 1917 in Nuttie Farm, Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Lavina McClead 6 September 1857 in Washington County, Ohio.

Children of John McFarland and Lavina McClead are:

71 i. Sarah6 McFarland, born October 1858 in Ohio; died 1937. She married Charles Boston 22 September 1877 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

72 ii. Eliza McFarland, born February 1862 in Ohio; died 24 February 1932 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. She married William Carder 18 March 1884 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

73 iii. Margaret Marilla McFarland, born 12 March 1866 in Washington County, Ohio; died 14 March 1949 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She married Daniel C. Little 12 November 1882 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

74 iv. William Wesley McFarland, born 2 April 1868 in Washington County, Ohio; died 10 November 1944. He married Roberta Powell 9 April 1893 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

75 v. Leota E. (Lenia) McFarland, born 24 April 1872 in Washington County, Ohio. She married William E. Smith 7 May 1893 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

76 vi. Amesiah (Aamaziak) McFarland, born 1 August 1874.

77 vii. Joseph McFarland, born 1875 in Washington County, Ohio. He married Lucy M. Phelps 12 April 1903 in Wood County, West Virginia.

78 viii. Amos Martin McFarland, born 4 July 1877 in Ritchie County, West Virginia; died 23 April 1939 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Lucy Fanny Kendall 30 October 1904 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

79 ix. Mary L.McFarland, born 26 March 1879 in Ritchie County, West Virginia; died 13 March 1899 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

80 x. Samuel Thornsberry McFarland, born 27 December 1881 in Ritchie County, West Virginia; died 12 December 1965 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Ethel G. Vincent 18 September 1907 in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

81 xi. Charles Asberry McFarland, born 18 March 1884 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. He married Lydia Lynch 26 June 1904 in Wood County, West Virginia.

 




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