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Aultz Family

By Ronnie Aultz SISSONVILLE A TIME TO REMEMBER pg. 52 (Sissonville Historial Awarness Committee)
The Aultz family is one of the oldest families in Kanawha valley. Adam Aultz came to America from Germany in 1771 as a professional soldier. He received 1,100 acres of land for his service in the Revolutionary War. He married and had a son, Adam Aultz II. The land for Thompson Chapel Church was donated by him to be used by any denomination. His son, Henry Frey Aultz, was known as a honest farmer and Whig (Republican). Francis Marion Aultz, was the fourth generation living on the same farm. He was a member of the school board, church trustee, Republican, and served two terms as a deputy sheriff of Kanawha Co. His son, Dr. L. L. Aultz, was a physician until he was 90 years old. He practiced in Kanawha and Logan counties. He delivered babies in his home and cared for the mothers at his home for several days afterwards. He eventually became blind, but made his house calls by utilizing a chauffeur to drive him. Robert Solomon Aultz, fifth generation, had 3 sons and a daughter. The sons Adam, Marvin, and Virgil and their father operated one of the largest dairy farms in Kanawha Co. The daughter, Bessie, has lived continuously in her home near the old barn, which is located across the high school football field. Adam Aultz, sixth generation, was a coal operator, merchant, and a land developer. Marvin was a farmer and Virgil was in coal hauling. Darrell Aultz, seventh generation, was also in coal hauling and served as a Quartermaster in WWII. The last generation (8th) is represented by Ronald Aultz, who is also a deputy sheriff, like his fourth generation relative. Ronald served as a medic in the Air Force during the Vietnam era and is a graduate of W.Va. State College. During the preparation of this history, it was discovered that there have been eighteen medical doctors in the family, either by direct descent or marriage. Francis Marion Aultz, the early school board member, would be proud that Sissonville High School is located on the family farm that has rich local history. Adam Aultz II, born June 22, 1797, died June 12,1868, married Martha Samuels April 1818, d/o Greenberry Samuels and Esther Slack. Their children: Martha, born Nov. 2, 1829, married Dr. William Mairs Oct. 17, 1850. Martha died May 28, 1874; Their second child; Henry Frye, was interested in politics and fir 12 years was deputy sheriff. During the Civil War he was appointed a U. S. Marshall. In the course of his duties at one time it became necessary to transport a number of state prisoners from Charleston to Richmond, VA. and at the same time to carry $20,000.00 in cash. The trip had to be made across country and on horseback. Marshall Aultz started out on the hazardous expedition carefully planning every move, and successfully and \ expeditiously delivered men and money. Henry Frye, born about 1833 married Mahala Jane VanDine in Jackson Co., Henry died in 1884. Their children: Erna, married David Thomas, Adam E., Katherine, married James Woodward, Julia. married Dr. J. J. Goff, and Otis L., married Leslie Shirkey. Otis and Leslie's children are Katherine Jane, married George Keller and Julia married Robert E. O'Conner. Third child; Malissa, born 1835. Fourth child; Louise Ann, born in 1841 married John Shepard Feb.3,1863, son of Robert and Mary Good Shepard. Louise died April 6,1907. Fifth child; Mildred, born1843;Sixth child William Brown, born 1844, Seventh child; Adam C., born 1846 married Minerva Douglas April 10, 1867. Eighth child; Mary M., born 1847. Solomon Aultz, son of Adam I and brother of Solomon II born 1797 in Germany, married Mary Derrick April 9, 1822, d/o Jonathan and Mary Haynes Derrick. Their children John H.P., born 1838 married Francis A.Older,Oct.6,1853; Rachel, born 1831 married Peter Wallace March 27,1851. Rachel died in 1880; Amanda, born 1840; Martha Susanna Catherine, born 1833 married Edward Older Oct.21,1853; and Francis Marion born 1837 married Sarah A. Young Dec. 17,1863. Francis died Oct.1903. Francis and Sarah's children; Ulysses, born July 6, 1865 died 1891; Robert Solomon born July 8, 1868, married Martha H. Dunlap Dec. 24, 1893, and Cora B. Francis, died 1937; Loami Laranzo born Feb.1,1871, married Rachel Ross Sept. 17,1902; Minerva J. born Sept.7,1872 married William J. Good Dec.17,1891;Peril,born Sept.24,1876; Mary L. born Nov.15,1878 married Daniel Dawson Dec.20,1896, Mary died Nov.1,1963;Francis L., born Aug.1,1882 married Gordon Young Sept.4,1904; and Orga Agnes, born Jan.19,1887 married David Young Oct.18,1904.
Submitted by Linda Secco ( on 7:03 AM 2/28/98

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