Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Peter FOREMAN


         Peter FOREMAN, son of David and Leah (Sevres) Foreman of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was born in that county on May 24, 1833, and settled in Berkeley County October 10, 1865. On February 1, 1859, he married Mary Mehafie / Mahafie, born June 25, 1828 in Cumberland County to John and Elizabeth (Sanderson) Mahafie. Peter and Mary Foreman had six children: Franklin C. Foreman, February 1, 1859-?; William R. Foreman, November 19, 1862-?; Annis B. Foreman, February 18, 1865-?; Cora S. Foreman, April 16, 1867-?;  Valley V. Foreman,  March 31, 1869-?;  and  John D. Foreman,  September 25, 1873-?.

         Peter Foreman was a member of the board of education of Mill Creek district for five years and is a farmer in Darkesville, that district, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

         Stewart Foreman, brother of Peter, was in the Union army, a member of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry during the four years of the Civil war, was in heavy fighting, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, and was honorably discharged in 1865.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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