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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Thomas Jefferson GRASS

            Thomas Jefferson Grass, a teacher and farmer in Union district, Lincoln county, was born in this county, February 3, 1856, and his parents, Peter and Melinda (Spurlock) Grass, settled on Trace fork of Mud river, about sixty years ago, when this part of the country was a wilderness, inhabited principally by wolves, panthers and bears. In Lincoln county, March 27, 1879, Thomas J. Grass and Stella Frances Wigington were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, and their home has been brightened by two children: Margie, born August 13, 1880; Berta, Apr 4, 1882. Mrs. Grass joined the Missionary Baptist Chunth in 1880. She was born in Franklin county, Virginia, January 27, 1820, and her parents are Peyton Richard and Malinde Jane (Oxley) Wigington. Thomas J. Grass has been a most successful teacher of public schools in Lincoln county for seven years and is respected by all in the community in which he lives. His 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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