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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Christopher SCITES

         Christopher Scites, a native of Germany, born December 10, 1811, is a son of Christopher and Catherine Scites, both born in Germany. Christopher Scites Jr. came to what is now Lincoln County in 1819, when it was a wilderness for miles around. In Cabell County, West Virginia, June 11, 1844, he was joined in wedlock with Elizabeth Peyton. She was born in Cabell County, January 7, 1825, and is a daughter of Henry and Polly (Peyton) Peyton, whose deaths occurred respectively, August 1848, and January 13, 1866. Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Scites, as follows: Henry, April 23, 1845, died April 6, 1865; Mary Ann, January 12, 1847; Hiram, October 29, 1848; Godfrey, July 22, 1850; Catherine, May 31, 1852; Sarah Elizabeth, March 18, 1854; Nancy, February 13, 1856, died February, 23, 1873; Sarah, May 18, 1862. The six are living at or near home, with the exception of Catherine, who resides near Barboursville, Cabell County. The subject of this sketch was in the civil war, serving in the Federal Army, in Company G, 3d West Virginia Volunteer Calvary — the same company in which his son Hiram served. His son Henry was a Federal soldier, in the 11th West Virginia Infantry, and after three years service was killed at home by Confederate soldiers. Godfrey, brother of Henry, married Alice Hill April 7, 1881, and their home has been brightened by one child, Eldon Walton, born April 1, 1883. Mrs. Scites and several of her children are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Christopher Scites is a farmer in Union District, and owns 200 acres of land between Mud and Guyandotte Rivers, eight miles from Hamlin. There is an orchard of apple, peach, plum, and pear trees, and the timber consists of pine, poplar, walnut, cherry, ash, sugar and maple. Hamlin, Lincoln County, is the post office address of Christopher Scites.

    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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