JOHN S. ATKINSON, one of the well known residents of Buffalo township, Brooke county, W. Va. He was born September 13, 1844 on the farm which he now operates. He is one of thirteen children born to John and Margaret (Trimble) Atkinson, as given in S. W. Atkinson's biography. John S., the subject of this biography, was educated in the common schools and high school of West Liberty. After leaving school Mr. Atkinson returned to the paternal farm, and has since been engaged in tilling the soil. His marriage to Fanny A. Pogue was solemnized September 20, 1876. Mrs. Atkinson is the daughter of John G. and Elizabeth (Burt) Pogue, both natives of Pennsylvania. Maggie T., born August 23, 1877; Libbie B., born January 15, 1884; and Anna May, born May 27, 1889, are the children that have been born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson. Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson are consistent communicants of the United Presbyterian church, and among the most highly respected people of the township. Mr. Atkinson embraces the principals promulgated by the republican party.
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