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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Rev. Andrew J. HAGER

            Rev. Andrew J. HAGER, son of Richard and Elizabeth Hager, was born in Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, in 1853, and came to Lincoln county with his parents in 1874, and in this same county, in 1874, he was united in wedlock with Channie E. Martin, and their home has been brightened by one child, Dellie B., born August 4, 1875. Mrs. Hager was born in Lincoln county in 1847, and her parents, William and Dica (Hagar) Martin, settled in Lincoln county in 1843. Albert A. Hager, brother of Andrew J., enlisted in the late war, serving in the 3d West Virginia Cavalry, Federal army, until the close of the war. Andrew J. Hager owns 100 acres of fine farming land on the Left fork of Mud river. A part is well improved, has upon it a good orchard of apple, peach and cherry trees, and the remainder is heavily timbered with oak, poplar, walnut, pine and ash. He also has upon this farm a clear vein of cannel coal of about nine feet in thickness, supposed to be one of the best mines in the county. Besides tilling the soil in Jefferson district, Lincoln county, Mr. Hager is a minister of the gospel in the Missionary Baptist Church, and a gentleman much respected throughout the community. His postoffice address is Spurlockville, 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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