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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Hiram SCITES


         Hiram Scites, at the age of fourteen, enlisted in the late war, serving in the Federal Army, in Company G, 3d West Virginia Volunteer Calvary. He entered the service February 1, 1863, and was a participant in the battles at Winchester, Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek, Rudes Hill, Mount Jackson, New Lawn, Cross keys, Hatchers Run, and Five Forks. He was born in Lincoln County October 29, 1849, and in this county December 12, 1868, he was joined in marriage with Margaret, daughter of Harrison and Clarinda (Price) Hill. She is a native of Boone County, (now) West Virginia, born May 10, 1852, and is now the mother of six children, born as follows: Ulysses Simpson, December 22, 1869; Christopher Columbus, May 2, 1871; Harrison, July 24, 1873; Lorenzo, June 22, 1875; Fella, February 28, 1877; James A. G., March 3, 1880. Mr. Scites parents, Christopher and Elizabeth (Peyton) Scites, came to Lincoln County, when for miles around there was nothing but a wilderness. Hiram Scites is a prosperous farmer in Union District, owning 125 acres of fine farming land between Mud and Guyandotte Rivers, a part on Main Mud River, eight miles southwest of Hamlin. There is a good orchard upon the farm, and a portion of it is heavily timbered with poplar, pine and oak; coal and iron ore in abundance. Mr. Scites may be addressed at 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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