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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Phenandus HAGER

            Phenandus HAGER is one of the farming population in Jefferson district, Lincoln county, West Virginia, owning 300 acres of land, a part well improved, and the remainder heavily timbered with oak, poplar, pine and walnut. There is a good orchard upon the farm, and mineral, coal and iron ore of superior quality are to be found. Mr Hager was born in Boone county, West Virginia, in 1845, and his parents are Hiram and Catherine (Spurlock) Hager. In Lawrence county, Kentucky, in 1865, Phenandus Hager and Nancy E. Akers were united in wedlock, and to them seven children have been given, born as follows: William C., July 3, 1867: Burrel, November 4, 1869, died January 11, 1871; Clinton, June 16, 1872; Rachel, November 16, 1874, died April 15, 1880, from a fatal burn; Alice, May 3, 1877; Stella, October 16, 1879: Ollena, September 28, 1881. Mrs. Hager was born in Lawrence county, Kentucky, in 1850, and her parents, Burrel and Rachel (Sperry) Akers, are now residing in Wayne county. Phenandus Hager enlisted in the civil war, serving in the Federal army, in the 14th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was the chief musician, and was in the following battles: Resecca, Georgia; Dalton, Altuna, Kenesaw, Siege of Atlanta, and Jonesboro. Two brothers of Phenandus, William and Charles, were in the service. William was killed at Kenesaw Mountain, and Charles was captured by the Confederate forces at Salem, and there has been no correct account of him since. Mr. Hager is a self-made man, a good musician; is notary public for Lincoln county, and a member of the board of education, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Direct mail to 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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