Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Rev. Tandy Griffith BONHAM


            Rev. Tandy Griffith Bonham is a son of William Henry and Adahine (Tuhley) Bonham of Kanawha county, and was born in that county, February 16, 1847. When the last call for troops was made by the Federal government, he enlisted in Company A, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, and had seen six months service when peace was declared. He received his discharge at Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia. In Kanawha county, March 14, 1867, was solemnized the marriage of Rev. T. G.. Bonham and Emily Catharine Young, and their union has been blessed with four children, of whom one has preceded them to the better land. Joseph Elben, born April 13, 1868, died September 29, 1871; Jinnettie Ann was born July 12, 1870; William Robert, January 6, 1874; Mansfield McWhorter, May 2, 1876. The wife of Mr. Bonham was born in Kanawha county, November 17, 1849, daughter of Robert and Ann (Wallace) Young. In 1832 (webmaster note: either this date or the birthdate is incorrect) Mr. Bonham came to Duval district, Lincoln county, and in addition to his ministerial labors, he gives attention to the cultivation of a farm he there owns of 125 acres. He has fifty acres cleared, with a black loam soil, producing all kinds of grain, grass and fruit in abundance. The rest of his land lies well for cultivation, but is now well covered with timber. His postoffice address is Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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