Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Henry W. LUSHER


            Henry W. LUSHER is one of six heirs owning 2,000 acres of land, part under cultivation, the remainder well timbered with oak, poplar, ash, walnut, locust and pine. Mineral, both coal and iron, is found on the land, the coal splint and cannel, three stratas, making twenty-eight feet in thickness. He has lived in this county since 1869, farming and lumbering, in which he still continues. Irvin and Jennie (Blake) Lusher were his parents, and he was born in Cabell county, April 4, 1847. In Gallia county, Ohio, December 25, 1867, he married Sarah Williams, and their children were born: Eugene, October 1, 1868; Dimmie M., September 28, 1870; Robert L., May 20, 1872; Amasetta, April 7, 1874; Henry I., August 14, 1876; John B., September 5, 1878; Lewis, March 25, 1881, died November 7, 1881. Daniel and Decima (Jones) Williams were the parents of Sarah, wife of Mr. Lusher. She was born in Wales, May 20, 1850, and her parents came to this country soon after and are now living in Kentucky. She departed this life on the 11th of November, 1881. Henry W. Lusher’s postoffice address is Hamlin, 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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