Moccassin Tracks And Other Imprints
A wonderful book written about Webster
County, WV by Wm. DODRILL.
Various Articles from Mocassin
Tracks & Other Imprints
Pioneer School Teachers
In 1850, Robert GREGORY built a school house
near the present site of the St. Mary's school house, & William GIVEN
was employed as teacher for 3 months. His pupils were: William G., Benjamin
& Isabel HAMRICK, Rebecca, Isaac, Thomas, William Currence & Noody
GREGORY, Samuel & Betsey GIVEN, James & Nancy DOBBINS. The school
building was of the most primitive kind. Among the early pioneer school
teachers were the following: William KAIN, William and Samuel GIVEN, Israel
CLIFTON, Jonathan GRIFFIN, Joseph WOODS and Timothy HOLCOMB.
Early County Officiers
Elected May 1860 for county officiers: Sheriff,
Walter COOL of Holly district; clerk of the County Court, and also clerk
of the Circuit Court, Albert J. BAUGHMAN, of Glade district; commissioner
of revenue, Thomas COGAR, of Fork Lick District; surveyor of lands, Bernard
MOLLOHAN, of Fork Lick District, and attorney for the Commonwealth, David
LILLY, of Randolph County.
Early Justices of Peace
Fork Lick District, William G. GREGORY, Adam
G. HAMRICK, Ezra B. CLIFTON and David BAUGHMAN; Glade district, Edward
MORTON, Arthur HICKMAN, Thomas M. REYNOLDS and Enos WEESE; Holly district,
William H. MOOLOHAN, A.G.J. BURNS, Christopher C. COGAR and Ezra CLIFTON.
The majority of early settlers in the Glades
came from Greenbriar county, following the Indian and buffalo trails across
the mountains. The McCLURES, DUEFIELDS, DILLYs and the GREENs were among
the first settlers. Later came David HANNAH, John WOODS, the RADERS and
the MORTONS. Descendants of these families are numbered among the most
progressive citizens of Webster & Nicholas counties.
War of 1812 Soldiers
The following men went from the Elk valley
and vicinity to Norfolk, VA in the War of 1812 to fight the British: Colonel
Isaac GREGORY, William HAMRICK, Benjamin HAMRICK, John KYER, Jacob COGAR,
Daniel MATHENY, Thomas COGAR, George McELWAIN, and James MILLER.
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