William S. Kithcart


WILLIAM S. KITHCART, a leading farmer and stock-raiser of Mt. Pleasant, was born there March 12, 1844, the son of Cunningham and Jane (Dunlap) Kithcart. The father, a native of Pennsylvania, after coming to this state was engaged successively as a blacksmith, tanner and butcher, and then became a farmer, at which he was occupied until his death, June 4, 1876 at the age of seventy-six years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. His wife, a native of Ohio, and a member of the same church, died September 1883 aged seventy-seven years. Nine children were born to these parents, of whom eight lived to maturity. Their names are: Slizabeth A., wife of Daniel Parkinson; Joseph A., who married Martha A. Yost; Kate D., died in February 1865; Sarah K., married John L. Barkhurst; Martha E., married J. E. Henderson; William S., James T., who married Mary A. Cole; and Mary E., wife of David F. Elliott, of Smithfield. William S. Kithcart worked on the farm with the other brothers until about 1880, when he moved to the residence he now occupies near the town, which is beautifully located. In politics Mr. Kithcart is a democrat, and the religious affiliation of himself and wife is with the Prebyterian church. He was married November 21, 1867, to Martha J. Reynard, daughter of Robert and Jane (Vale) Reynard, of this county and four children have been born to them: Emma J., Lizzie M., Maggie F. and Robert R. Mrs. Jane Reynard, the mother of Mrs. Kithcart, died July 8, 1855 aged thirty-six years. She was the mother of the following children: Marmaduke, deceased; Martha J.; Ruth A., deceased; William E., of Martin's Ferry; Thomas B., of Belmont county; Nathan H., of Ringgold county, Iowa; and James B. of the same county.

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