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Goshorn Family Bible Records

Information found in a bible which had belonged to either Leona G. Malcolm (1953 Huntington address 132 5th Ave.) or Pearl Goshorn Malcolm, daughter of David & Sarah McConihay Goshorn. Pearl, widow of Charles H. Malcolm, died 11/13/1957. Her 1953 address in Huntington was 1325 5th Ave. The Bible was obtained from an estate sale in the 100 block of 5th Avenue by Lora Dell Fetty.

The following was written so faintly that it could not be copied:

John H. McConihay was born Aug 16th 1833

Felix McConihay was born December 21 1835

Child born January 28 1837 died in six hours

Daniel McConihay was born June 2nd 1839

Zurllin McConihay was born May 10th 1841

Frances Elizabeth McConihay was born June 7th 1844

Ann Eliza McConihay was born January 14th 1846

Ella Cena McConihay was born April 30th 1848

John McConihay was born May 7th 1793

Mary P. McConihay was born Aug 11th 1808

Samuel McConihay was born Nov 7th 1821

Ira McConihay was born Sept 14th 1823

William McConihay was born Nov 5th 1825

Zuany/Nancy J. McConihay was born Oct 14th 1827

James D. McConihay was born April 23rd 1829

Sarah L. McConihay was born Oct 27, 1830

John McConihay & Mary Hurt/Hunt
were married January 18th 1821
Samuel McConihay & Melinda Shellin 
were married Sept 15 1846

David Goshorn and Sallie S. McConihay 
was married Wednesday July the 9th 1851 by the Rev. I. M. Ellison


James William Goshorn son of David & Sallie S. was born October the 26th 1852 on Tuesday

John Jacob Goshorn son of David & Sallie S. was born on Thursday May 11th 1854

Ella Jane Goshorn daughter of David & Sallie S. was born on Friday Jun 27th 1856

David Lewis Goshorn was born 31st day of August 1858

Albon F Goshorn was born 18 day of November 1861

May See Goshorn was born on Tuesday may 24th 1864

Charles Ernest E. Goshorn was born Wednesday January 29th 1868

David Goshorn son of George & Jane Goshorn was born on June 9th 1826

Sallie Lewis McConihay daughter of Jno & Mary was born on Oct 27 1830

Lorena Pearl Goshorn was born Thursday April 28th 1870


Mary Lee Goshorn daughter of David & Sallie L Goshorn born on Tuesday May 24 1864 died on Saturday morning at 2 o’clock July 29 1865 aged one year two months & five days

David Goshorn son of George and Jane Goshorn was born on June the 9th 1826.
Died on Friday evening at 15 minutes past 6 o’clock, April 19th 1872.  Age 46 yrs 10 months and 9 days.

John J. Goshorn son of David & Sally L. Goshorn disappeared on the night of th 14th of December 1891.  Was found Jan 8th and buried on 11th 1892. 37 years.

Sallie Lewis Goshorn wife of David Goshorn died Sunday at 8 o’clock A.M. April 8th 1900.  Age 69 yrs 5 months 11 days

Ella Jane Palmer daughter of David & Sallie L. Goshorn died Friday night June 29th 1900.  Age 44 yrs & 2 days.

James William Goshorn eldest child of David & Sallie L. Goshorn died at 12 A.M. January 6th 1901.  Age 48 yrs 2 months 11 days.

Charles Ernest E. Goshorn son of David & Sallie L. Goshorn died June 8th 1917.  Age 49 years-5 months 19 days

David Lewis Goshorn son of David and Sally L. Goshorn died November 15th 1922. Age 64 years 2 months 15 days.
Alban Floyd Goshorn, son of David and Sallie L. Goshorn died 10:30 P.M. Wednesday May 1st 1929 age 67 years, 5 months, 13 days.

Pearl Goshorn Malcolm daughter of David and Sarah McConihay Goshorn died Wednesday Nov. 13th 1957 at 6:45 P.M.

Printing and Engraving Bureau Worker is Victim of Apoplexy Stroke. May 1, 1929

A. F. Goshorn, 67, of 1305 Juniper street, an employe of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, died of apoplexy while attending the meeting of the West Virginia State Society at the Washington Club, Seventeenth and K streets, last night. Other members of the society were dancing when Mr. Goshorn talking to a group of friends, collapsed. Dr. E. Grabiski of Emergency Hospital, responding to a call, said death was caused by apoplexy. Friends declared he had complained he was not feeling well. During election of officers Mr. Goshorn served as teller and when the dancing began, he started to talk to friends, when he was stricken. Formerly a resident of Charleston, W. Va., Mr. Goshorn came to Washington more than 40 years ago and for many years has been employed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He lived with his son-in-law and his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bowman. Mr. Goshorn had been a member of the West Virginia State Society for many years. He also was member of the Knights of Pythias.

Occurred (sic) Sunday Morning at Cedar Grove-Funeral Here Yesterday. [April 1900]

The death of Mrs. Sallie Goshorn, who had been slowly sinking for several weeks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. C. H. Malcolm, at Cedar Grove, occurred Sunday morning at 8 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted yesterday morning at 11 o’clock at the Baptist church on Capitol street, by Rev. T. C. Johnson, assisted by Rev. C. G. Christian, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Malden, after which the remains were interred in Spring Hill cemetery. Mrs. Goshorn was the widow of the late David Goshorn, who died in 1872. Her father was John McConihay, who settled here in 1805. At the time of her death she was 69 years of age. She was married July 11, 1850 and was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her. They are J. W. Goshorn, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Ernest Goshorn and Alban Goshorn, and Mrs. E. J. Palmer, of this city and Louis Goshorn and Mrs. Dr. C. H. Malcolm of Cedar Grove. Mrs. Goshorn has been since her fourteenth year a consistent member of the Baptist church of this city, having been one of the original thirteen who formed it. She has ever been a liberal supporter of all benevolent objects connected with her church and was loved and admired by all for her beautiful christian character and consistent life. About a year ago she selected the text, taken from the last verse of the sixth chapter of Romans, from which she requested her funeral sermon to be preached, and also that the xxiii psalm be read. The funeral services were largely attended, among those present from a distance being Mrs. Harry McConihay, of Russell, Ky., F. G. McConihay and wife of Lewiston and James McConihay and wife of East Bank. Those who acted as pall bearers were Elbert, George, William and Henry Goshorn, Harry Anderson and Dr. J. M. McConihay, all nephews of the deceased.

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