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Re: David Twibell father of George Twibell
Posted by: D Montgomery Date: December 18, 2000 at 18:16:41
In Reply to: David Twibell father of George Twibell by Robynn James of 27

Ancestors of George W. Twibell


Generation No. 1

       1. George W. Twibell, born 14 Apr 1830 in Virginia; died 28 Nov 1885 in Montpelier, Indiana. He was the son of 2. David Twibell and 3. Margaret Yoho. He married (1) Margaret Sills 31 Mar 1853 in Wells County, Indiana. She was born 19 Nov 1833 in Champaign County, Ohio, and died 22 May 1894.

More About George W. Twibell:
Burial: I.O.O.F. Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana

Generation No. 2

       2. David Twibell, born 04 Oct 1792 in Baltimore, Wood, Maryland; died 13 Aug 1855 in Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana. He was the son of 4. John Twibell and 5. Elizabeth Currier. He married 3. Margaret Yoho 06 Feb 1817 in Belmont County, Ohio.
       3. Margaret Yoho, born 20 May 1797 in Tyler Co., West Virginia; died 24 Jun 1864 in Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana. She was the daughter of 6. Henry Yoho and 7. Catherine Baker.

Notes for David Twibell:
Children posted at http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/kitts/6409

William, Polly, Luther, Rachel, Elijah Morgan, George W., Elizabeth, Catharine, Mary Jane, Nancy Ellen, Sarah Ann.

TWIBELL, DAVID - WILL

Posted by Peggy Karol <margaret.a.karol@slchicago.infonet.com> on Wed, 02 Feb 2000
Surname: GOODIN, HAMMER, TAUGHINBAUGH, TWIBELL

(Transcribed from BLACKFORD CO. IN., WILL BOOK A, 1842-1874 p. 31, by P. Karol 1/31/2000)
Page 31 The Last Will & Tes of David Twibell dec. State of Indiana )
Blackford County ) SS Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of September A. D. 1855 Personally appeared before one Wm. Taughinbaugh Clerk of Blackford Court of Common Pleas Isaac Goodin and Josiah Twibell who being each severally sworn upon their Oath say that the Last Will & Testament of David Twibell deceased was duly Executed and that said deceased was of the time competently and of sound mind and memory to devise his property and not under coercion or certainty at the time of signing the same and that they both saw him sign the said Will (dated 12th day of August 1855) and that the Will now presented is the Last Will & Testament of said deceased. All as they verily believe.

Isaac Goodin
Josiah Twibell

Subscribed & sworn to before me on Sept. 3rd 1855 Wm Taughinbaugh Clerk B.C.C.P.

I David Twibell of the County of Blackford and State of Indiana do make and Publish this my Last Will and Testament.

1st It is my Will that my funeral expenses & all my just debts be first paid out of my personal property and the residue equally divided between my sons Luther Twibell, Elijah M (?)Twibell, John Twibell, George W. Twibell and my Daughters Elizabeth Twibell, Martha J. Twibell & Sarah A. Twibell and my grandson Lewis Twibell.

2nd I give and bequeath to my son Luther Twibell the forty acres of Land on which he now resides for which I have given him a Deed.

3rd I give and bequeath to my son Elijah M. (?) Twibell the forty acres of Land on which he now resides for which I have given him a Deed.

4th I give and bequeath to my son John Twibell the forty acres of land on which he now resides for which I have given him the Deed.

5th 2nd I give and bequeath to my son George W. Twibell the Farm on which I now reside for these conditions (viz) That the said George W. Twibell shall take care of and maintain myself and wife Margaret during our natural lifetime and also shall support the minor heirs of my body until they attain their majority (Viz) Nancy E. Twibell, Sarah A. Twibell and my grandson Lewis Twibell. And also shall pay to my daughter Elizabeth Twibell One hundred dollars within one year of my disease (transcriber's note – this is probably decease), and to my Daughter Martha J. Twibell One hundred dollars when she arrives at the age of Eighteen years. And to my Daughter Sarah A. Twibell One hundred dollars when she arrives at the age of Eighteen years. And to my grandson Lewis Twibell One hundred dollars when he arrives at the age of Twenty one years.

6th And Lastly I do constitute and appoint Peter V. Hammer (?) of the County of Blackford & State of Indiana the Executor of this my Last Will & Testament authorizing and empowering him to execute my Will in all respects as aforesaid.

In Testimony Whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal this 12th day of August A. D. 1855.
David Twibell (Seal)

Signed Sealed and acknowledged by said David Twibell as his last Will & Testament in our presence & signed by us in his
Isaac Goodin
Josiah Twibell

Attest
Wm. Tanghinbaugh Clerk B.C.C.P



More About David Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
Military service: War of 1812

More About Margaret Yoho:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
       
Children of David Twibell and Margaret Yoho are:
              i.       William Twibell, born 1817 in Tyler County,(West) Virginia; died in West Virginia.
              ii.       Polly Twibell, born 1819 in Tyler County,(West) Virginia; died 1922 in Tyler County,(West) Virginia.

More About Polly Twibell:
Cause of Death: Death was caused by a snake

              iii.       Luther Twibell, born 01 Feb 1822 in Tyler Co., West Virginia; died 31 Aug 1914 in Keystone, Indiana; married Sarah Bowman 07 Mar 1841 in Wells County, Indiana; born 15 Jun 1812 in Greene County, Pennsylvania; died 18 May 1903 in Wells County, Indiana.

Notes for Luther Twibell:
Luther Twibell Obituaries

Uncle Luther Twibell Dead

Uncle Luther Twibell passed away Monday Night at his home in Keystone, after an illness of short duration. He had been quite ill for a short time and his advanced age together with the shock of the death of his son, David Twibell, of Swiss City, caused him to pass to the great beyond before his many friends were aware of the seriousness of his condition. He was ninety-three years and seven months of age at the time of death and had been a resident of the northern part of this county and Wells county for the greater part of his life, coming here from West Virginia.

The deceased was one of the most well known men in this part of the state, and until recently was enjoying the best of health and doing things that men several years his junior could not do. He was highly respected and will be greatly missed by his wide circle of friends and relatives.
His wife preceeded him in death eleven years ago, while one son, David, passed away this month. Surviving are two children, William Twibell, 66, and Mrs. Mary E. Ellison, 68, both of Keystone, one brother, John Twibell, of Kansas, and one sister, Martha Gardner, of South Dakota, several grandchildren, great grand- children, and great great grandchildren. The funeral services will be conducted from the M.P. church in Keystone, Thursday morning, 10:30 o'clock, with interment at
the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Montpelier.

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Luther Twibell Died At Age 93

Revered Citizen of Keystone Passed Away Monday Night

Luther Twibell, on of the revered pioneer residents of Northeastern Indiana, for 73 years a resident of Wells County, passed away at 11:50 o'clock Monday night at the home of his son, William M. Twibell, at Keystone.

Death was due to the infirmities of his advanced years. He had been slowly declining during the past few weeks, and the family had been prepared to expect his death for some time.

The decedent, Luther Twibell, was born in Taylor County, Virginia, February 1, 1822, of Irish ancestry and at his death he was aged 93 years, 6 months, and 30 days. He was 12 years of age when his parents moved to Henry County, Indiana, in 1834. Thence they moved in 1840 to Blackford County, Indiana, travelling by wagon the entire way. He remained with his parents until his marriage, which took place March 7, 1841. His wife was Miss Sarah Bowman. They came to Wells County in 1841 and purchased 80 acres of land which now comprises part of the town of Keystone. At that time neighbors were scarce, and wolves were plenty, and wild game was abundant. Here he made his clearing, and with the logs cut down he erected his first log cabin and necessary farm buildings, all of which were torn down to give place to railroads. Their milling was done at Muncie and there were only four teams in the entire neighborhood and they were scattered over a territory embracing Chester and Harrison townships. The first cookstove was purchased by his two sons David and William, who sold wheat they raised on a tract of land set aside for that purpose. On this farm of his first settlement Luther Twibell spent his entire life, in peace and quietude, recognized always as a good neighbor and a good citizen.

Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Twibell, of whom two survive, William M. Twibell, and Mrs. Mary E. Ellison of Keystone. Mr. Twibell's wife died in 1893, and one son, David Twibell, died August ??, 1914, and was buried two weeks ago today.

In addition to the sons Mr. Twibell is mourned by a host of relatives and friends.
He was a member of the M.P. church of Keystone, to which he had always been faithful.
The funeral services will be held Thursday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock at the Twibell home in Keystone, and burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Montpelier.


More About Luther Twibell:
Burial: I.O.O.F. Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana

              iv.       Rachel Twibell, born 1825 in Tyler County, (West) Virginia; died Abt. 1850.

More About Rachel Twibell:
Burial: unmarked grave at Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

              v.       Elijah Morgan Twibell, born 12 Oct 1826; died 23 Sep 1900; married Jasinah Perfect 21 Feb 1851.
              vi.       John Twibell, born 06 Mar 1828; died in Saline Co., Kansas; married Francis Ann Simonton 21 Nov 1850 in Blackford County, Indiana; died in Kansas.

More About John Twibell:
Name 2: John Jackson Twibell

       1       vii.       George W. Twibell, born 14 Apr 1830 in Virginia; died 28 Nov 1885 in Montpelier, Indiana; married Margaret Sills 31 Mar 1853 in Wells County, Indiana.
              viii.       Elizabeth Twibell, born 12 Jan 1832; died 05 Feb 1872 in Blackford County, Indiana; married William Clark 26 Nov 1855 in Blackford County, Indiana; born 16 Mar 1832 in Wayne County, Ohio.

More About Elizabeth Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

Notes for William Clark:
Biographical sketch extracted from:
Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. pp. 796-797.

WILLIAM CLARK, general farmer, Chester Township, and one of the early settlers of Wells County, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, March 16, 1832, a son of William and Christina (Cook) Clark, natives of Pennsylvania, the father of Irish and the mother of Dutch descent. They were married in their native State, and subsequently removed to Wayne County, where they made their home until about the year 1838. They then started for Indiana by teams, locating in Fayette County, where they remained one year, coming thence to Wells County, settling in Chester Township, where the father had entered 129 acres of land the year previous. The land was entirely unimproved, and heavily covered with timber, he being obliged to clear a space to build his log cabin, into which the family removed the following February. This house is still standing on the land now owned and occupied by our subject, and is probably the oldest house in the county. Wild animals roamed the country, and the howling of the wolves around the pioneer's cabin was an almost nightly occurrence. Mr. Clark did much toward improving his land, but did not live to enjoy it, his death occurring in 1849. His widow survived him a number of years, dying about the year 1873. William Clark, the subject of this sketch, was a lad of seven years when brought by his parents to Wells County, and here he was reared, passing through all the incidents of pioneer life. He was early in life inured to hard work, helping his father clear and improve his land, but the lessons of persevering industry learned in those days have been of lasting benefit to him. He has always lived on the land where his father first settled in Wells County, and has witnessed the wilderness change into well cultivated fields and prosperous towns and villages. He was united in marriage November 24, 1855, to Miss Elizabeth Twibell, a daughter of David and Margaret Twibell, and of the five children born to this union three are living—Amanda Ellen, wife of Percival Johnson; Allison married Mattie Angeline Shreve, and Martha Jane. Emerson and Margaret Emeline are deceased. Mrs. Clark died February 5, 1872, and June 16, 1874, Mr. Clark was married to Miss Elizabeth Limerick, a native of Sandy Township, Stark County, Ohio, and daughter of Commodore C. and Harriet (Yahne) Limerick, her mother being a native of Ohio. Her parents removed from Ohio to Huntington County, Indiana, thence to Wells County, where the father died March 30, 1876. The mother is still living in Chester Township. Mrs. Clark is a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church. In his political views Mr. Clark is a Democrat. He is a public spirited citizen, and has served his township as supervisor. He is a member of Five Points Grange, No. 522, Patrons of Husbandry, and has held the office of gate-keeper of his grange several times. He is a member of Wells County Pomona Grange.



              ix.       Catherine Twibell, born 1835; died Abt. 1851.

More About Catherine Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
Medical Information: Died when she was 16 years old.

              x.       Martha Twibell, born 28 Jan 1837; married J. Madison Gardner 21 Feb 1857.

More About J. Madison Gardner:
Occupation: Minister

              xi.       Nancy Ellen Twibell, born 28 Jul 1840 in Blackford County, Indiana; died 06 Feb 1873; married James Donaldson Goodin 04 Oct 1860; born 17 Mar 1836 in Delaware County, Ohio; died 13 Jun 1918 in Chester Twp, Wells County, Indiana.

More About Nancy Ellen Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

Notes for James Donaldson Goodin:
Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana.
Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. p. 964

JAMES D. GOODIN, general farmer, Chester Township, is a native of Ohio, born in that part of Delaware County which is now part of Morrow County, March 17, 1836. His parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Donaldson) Goodin, were natives of Pennsylvania, the father born in Somerset County, of Welsh descent, and the mother born in Washington County, of Irish ancestry. The families of both parents removed from their homes in Pennsylvania to Perry County, Ohio, in an early day, and there Samuel Goodin and Elizabeth Donaldson were married, and in the fall of 1835 they removed to what is now Morrow County, Ohio, where the father died April 24, 1854. In the spring of 1855 Mrs. Goodin removed with her family to Allen County, Indiana, and in February, 1858, came to Wells County, locating in Chester Township, where the mother resided until her death in the fall of 1880. James D. Goodin, the subject of this sketch, was reared and educated in the common schools of Morrow County, Ohio. He was twenty-one years of age when he came with his father’s family to Wells County, and here he has since made his home with the exception of one year. Mr. Goodin has been twice married, taking for his first wife Miss Nancy Twibell, in October, 1860. She was born in Blackford County, Indiana, a daughter of David and Margaret Twibell. She died in February, 1872. Five children were born to this union—Madison, Elizabeth (wife of T. J. McGrath), Nettie, Ella and one who died in infancy. Mr. Goodin was married a second time, November 13, 1873, to Miss Ollie Ashbaugh, a native of Logan County, Ohio, and daughter of Andrew and Martha Ashbaugh, the father dying in Logan County, and the mother in Wells County, Indiana. One son, named James Lawrence, has been born to this union. Since 1872 Mr. Goodin has been engaged quite extensively in dealing in and raising stock in connection with his general farming. In politics he affiliates with the Democratic party. In the spring of 1865 he was elected justice of the peace of Chester Township, which office he filled for four years, and in 1869 he was elected trustee of Chester Township, serving in that capacity until the fall of 1872. In the fall of 1873 he was elected and served as county commissioner for three years, and in all of these offices he served with credit to himself and to the best interests of his township or county. He is a member of Montpelier Lodge, No. 288, A. F. & A. M., and also belongs to Five Points Grange, No. 522, Patrons of Husbandry, and is at present serving as master of the grange.


More About James Donaldson Goodin:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

              xii.       Sarah A. Twibell, born 19 Dec 1841 in Blackford, IN; died 22 Jan 1900 in Palmer, Washington, Kansas; married Lemuel Arrel Tate 28 Aug 1870 in Montpelier, Blackford, Indiana; born 25 Dec 1829 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia; died 09 Apr 1916 in Montpelier, Blackford, Indiana.

More About Lemuel Arrel Tate:
Burial: Montpelier, Blackford, Indiana

              xiii.       Lewis Twibell, born 26 May 1842 in Blackford County, Indiana; died 24 Jun 1929; married Philena Elizabeth Bowman 16 Nov 1868 in Blackford County, Indiana; born Abt. 1847 in Indiana.

Notes for Lewis Twibell:
LEWIS TWIBELL, is a native of Blackford County, Indiana, born May 26, 1842, a son of David and Margaret (Yoho) Twibell, who were among the pioneers of the county. The father was a native of Virginia. He being a farmer out subject was reared to the same avocation, receiving such educational advantages as the district schools of that day afforded. He remained on the home farm until twenty-one years of age, and December 3, 1863, he enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, being assigned to Company I, One Hundred and Thirtieth Indiana Infantry. While in the service he participated in the battles of Atlanta, Resaca, Nashville, Jonesboro and others of minor importance. He was discharged in May, 1865, when he returned to Blackford County, November 2, 1868, he was married to Miss Philena E. Bowman, of Blackford County, a daughter of Levi and Elizabeth Bowman. They have four children living, as follows -Nora May, Almeda Elizabeth, Charles Levi and Laura Etta. Mr. Twibell located on his present farm in 1870, which at that time consisted of forty acres of cleared land. By persevering industry and good management he has added to his original tract until his farm now contains 100 acres, of which eighty five acres are cleared and under cultivation. His land is well improved, being underlaid with 200 rods of tiling. His residence is comfortable and commodious, and in fact everything about the place indicates the care and thrift of the owner. Politically Mr. Twibell affilaites with the Republican party. He is an active and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and is superintendent of the Sabbath-school. By his fair and honorable dealings he has gained the confidence of all who know him, and his genial dispositon and cordial manner has won him many friends.

Source:
Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana By The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887.
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At the age of 21 he enlisted in the war of rebellion at Montpelier, Indiana Dec 3, 1863 Co., I. 130 regiment. He was mustered into service March 12, 1864. at Kokomo, Ind. Charles S. Parish, Colonel. The regiment left its camp at Kokomo, the 16th, moving by rail by the way of Indianapolis, and Louisville, Ky. and arrived at Nashville on the 5th of April. Leaving Nashville they took up the line of march for Charleston, East Tennessee, passing through Murfuresboro, Shelbyville, Tullahorna, Steveson, Chattanooga, and Cleveland, arriving at Charleston on the 24th. They first faced the enemy at Rocky Face Ridge or Tater hill. Resacca and at Last Mountain; Pine Mountain, Kenesaro Mountain and Atlanta. On Oct 30, he was assigned to General Thomas at Nashville. On the 5th of Jan 1865 they marched transports, and then by rail to Washington city. Embarking on a Steam boat at Alexandria they sailed to Ft Fisher, North Carolina and disembarked them for Ft Anderson on the first of March they embarked and sailed to Morehead City and from there went by rail to New Bern, North Carolina where he was left in a hospital and drove the Hospital Ambulance for the Hospital Stewart until the war was over.

More About Lewis Twibell:
Military service: Company I, Thirty-fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteers


Generation No. 3

       4. John Twibell, born 14 Mar 1760 in Emerald Isle, Monahan Co., Ireland; died 21 Jul 1853 in Blackford County, Indiana. He married 5. Elizabeth Currier in Baltimore County, Maryland.
       5. Elizabeth Currier, born 29 Apr 1771 in Baltimore, Wood, Maryland; died 16 Jul 1849 in Blackford County, Indiana.

More About John Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
Military service: Revolutionary War, 14th Pennsylvania Regiment

More About Elizabeth Currier:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
       
Children of John Twibell and Elizabeth Currier are:
       2       i.       David Twibell, born 04 Oct 1792 in Baltimore, Wood, Maryland; died 13 Aug 1855 in Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana; married Margaret Yoho 06 Feb 1817 in Belmont County, Ohio.
              ii.       Martha Twibell, born 03 Jun 1795 in Maryland; died 27 Feb 1847; married Henry McCullick; died 10 Oct 1863.

More About Martha Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

More About Henry McCullick:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
Military service: War of 1812

              iii.       Mary Twibell, born 22 May 1799 in Baltimore, Wood, Maryland.
              iv.       Rachel Twibell, born 13 Jan 1802 in Virginia; died 02 Mar 1879 in Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana; married Lewis Hickman McGeath 02 Feb 1826 in Tyler County, West Virginia; born 15 Apr 1805 in Loudoun Co., Va; died 12 Oct 1872 in Montpelier, Indiana.

More About Rachel Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

More About Lewis Hickman McGeath:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

              v.       Elizabeth Twibell, born 10 Mar 1804; died 12 May 1833.
              vi.       Josiah Twibell, born 10 Aug 1806 in Wood County, Virginia; died 27 Jan 1874 in Harrison Township., Blackford, Indiana; married (1) Mary Sharpneck 02 Apr 1829 in New Martinsville, Tyler, Virginia; born 22 Jan 1809 in Green Co., Pennsylvania; died 06 Sep 1843 in Harrison Twsp., Blackford, Indiana; married (2) Margaret Church 08 Sep 1844 in Blackford County, Indiana; born 14 Oct 1813 in Wetsel County, West Virginia; died 12 Apr 1901.

More About Josiah Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana
Military service: Civil War, Captain, Company I, Thirty-fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteers

More About Mary Sharpneck:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

              vii.       Sarah Twibell, born 23 Dec 1809; died 26 Jan 1892; married Abijah Huggins in Whetzel County, Virginia; born 12 Jul 1800 in Greene County, Pennsylvania; died 14 Jan 1883.

More About Sarah Twibell:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

More About Abijah Huggins:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

              viii.       Penelope Twibell, born 23 Dec 1809; died 27 Apr 1833; married William Huggins.
              ix.       Basheba Twibell, born 24 Jun 1812 in Tyler County, Virginia; died 02 Jan 1899; married (1) Jonas Jarrett 10 Sep 1837 in Jay County, Indiana; born 1794 in Virginia; died 18 Mar 1855; married (2) John Blount 24 Apr 1856 in Wells County, Indiana; born 14 Apr 1797 in Allgehny County, Pennsylvania; died 01 Jan 1880 in Lincoln, Kansas.

More About Jonas Jarrett:
Burial: Twibell North Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana

              x.       Thomas Twibell, born 03 Jul 1820; died 26 May 1887; married Sarah Blount 03 Mar 1843 in Blackford County, Indiana.


       6. Henry Yoho, born 1752; died 12 Mar 1845 in Marshall County Virginia (now West Virginia). He married 7. Catherine Baker.
       7. Catherine Baker, born Abt. 1761 in Shenandoah, VA; died 1847. She was the daughter of John Capt Baker/Becker and Elizabeth Sullivan.

Notes for Henry Yoho:
Henry Yoho
Henry Yoho was one of five sons born to Johannes and Sussana Yoho. Henry was born in 1752 eigthteen miles from Winchester Virginia. Henry is referred to as one of first white men to settle in the Ohio Valley. He was also a noted indian fighter with the famous pioneer Lewis Wetzel. He served with his brothers John and Peter as privates in the Revolutionary War.
Henry enlisted in the Virginia Milita in 1776 from Monongalia County Virginia now West Virginia. He served 2 months under Lieutenant Samuel Swingler, stationed at a fort on Whitely Creek. He served from June 1777 four months under Captains John Minor and William Cross in Colonel Gibson's Virginia regiment and marched to Fort Pitt and down the Ohio river to the mouth of Wheeling Creek in pursuit of Indians. During this time Henery served with his brother John. From Frontier Defense On Upper Ohio the Muster Roll 3NN6 gives a list of 20 officers and men under Lieut. William Cross of Monongalia Pennsylvania Militia, under command of Major James Chew at Fort Pitt, Oct 1, 1777:

John Mills, lieut., Aug 15, on command at Wheeling; Samuel Blackford, sergt.; Henry Yoho, Aug. 15; Stephen Gasper, Aug. 15; Peter Goosey, Aug. 15; William Hall, Aug 16; Henry Franks, Aug. 16; Roger Barton, Aug. 19; John Yoho, Sept 1; james Flynn, Sept 1; Bastian Keener, Sept 2; James Purdie, Sept 4; Aron Flowers, Sept 4.
In 1778 he served 2 months under Lieutenant Swingler, 3 months in Captain John Whitzel's company of Rangers, Monongahala County under command of Col. Daniel McFarland. In the fall of 1778 Henry served six months in Captain Cross' company of Colonel John Ivars' regiment. He was in the McIntosh's expedition to Big Beaver on the Ohio river and assisted in building forts McIntosh and Laurens. Henry served from July 1779 under Lieutenant Jacob Cline in Colonel Laughlin's regiment in General Clark's expedition to the Falls of the Ohio.

Henry and his brother Peter joined the Pennsylvania Militia ca 1880. Both are listed as members of the First Battalion, Washington County in 1782 serving under Capt. John Guthery. In 1781 while stationed at Mason's Fort on Buffalo Creek he was wounded in the hip during a skirmish with the Indians. From The History of The Panhandle the following account of that skirmish is written:

Henry Baker went to where Washington, PA., now stands, then known as Catfish Camp. About this time the country about there was very much alarmed, and the people were on the look out for the Indians, who were reported to have crossed the river near Holliday's Cove, and were expected to make inroads upon the settlements. An express was sent to Wheeling Fort to give the alarm concerning it. The party consisted of Henry Baker, Henry Yoho, and a man by the name Starnater. They traveled in safety until they came to the Narrows, on Wheeling Creek where they were ambushed by a party of Indians. Starnater shot the Indian nearest him and in return he and his horse were immediately killed. Yoho was shot in the hip and his horse was shot and fell but arising almost immediately it dashed through the Indians, carrying him away in safety to Wheeling Fort. Baker's horse was shot but ran some hundred yards when it fell on him. Extricating himself as soon as possible, and throwing away his arms to lighten himself, he ran for about a quarter of a mile, when, seeing a large red skin approaching him directly in front with a pistol in one hand and a tomahawk in the other, he saw that escape was impossible and stopped. He said the Indian took him by the hair of the head and shook him till he almost thought he would shake his head off, telling him at the same time in good english.....YOU ARE A PRISONER! Baker was finally released through the efforts of Simon Girty who pleaded with the Indians to let Baker go.
After his military service, Henry purchased several pieces of land including 100 acres for $400 from Robert and Elizabeth Woods located at Long Reach on the Ohio River. In 1826 he purchased 200 acres on Proctor Run in Tyler County Virginia, now West Virginia. That deed reads as follows:


John Floyd Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings: Know Ye, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the fifteenth day of May 1829, by virture of a Land Office Treasury Warranty A 9109 ? Dec 8th 1826, There is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Henry Yoho Sr. a certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing Two Hundred Acres, situated in Tyler County, on the water of Proctor run and bounded as follows to Wit:
Beginning at a large poplar on the North side of the hill, from thence at 18 degrees E. 230 poles to a large oak, thence 60 degrees ? poles to a beech and walnut, thence S 18 degrees 230 poles to a white oak on a pond, thence N 60 degrees 140 poles to the beginning.

To Have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land with its appurtenances, to the said henry Yoho and his heirs, forever.

In Witness Wherof, the said John Floyd Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand, and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two and of the Commonwealth . Signed John Floyd.

NOTE: One pole = 16 1/2 feet or 5 1/2 yards.

He also purchased 193 acres for $575 from Abijah and Pamela McLain on Fish Creek joining land owned by Peter Yoho. In 1846 Henry paid taxes on 200 hundred acres of land in Wetzel Co. Virginia. The taxes were a grand total of $0.42 cents and he appears to have paid tax on the land plus tax on a clock. The tax bill read as follows:
Mr. Henry Yoho To WM. SHARPNECK, Sheriff of Wetzel Co. Va. For State Tax on 1 tract of land 200 acres....................$0.30
do. town lot situated in New Martinsville do. Slave 32 cts. horse 10 cts. each do Lepine or lever watch 50 cts. other do. 25 cts. each do. Metalic clock 25 cts. other clocks 12 1/2 cts. each....0.12

For county levy on real estate and taxable property, 35 pr. ct. do. white tithable $2,50, on black do. each $2,50 For Poor Levy do. 37 cts. do. each 37 cts.

$0.42

Received the above

WILLIAM SHARPNECK, S.W.C.

Henry married a twin sister, Catherine Baker the daughter of Captain John Baker. His brother, Peter married the other sister, Margaret Baker. Henry and Catherine had seven children.

In 1836 when in his 80's Henry applied for and received a pension #S7996. That document reads as follows:

WAR DEPARTMENT
Revolutionary Claim
I certify that, in conformity with the law of the united States of the 7th June, 1832, Henry Yoho of State of Virginia who was a private in the Army of the Revolution is entitled to receive eighty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable simiannually on the 4th of March and 4th of September, in every year.

Given at the War Office of the United States this 10 day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. The document was signed by the Secretary of War and the Commissioner of Pensions.

Henry died at the age of 93 in Marshall County Virginia (now West Virginia) on 12 March 1845. He is buried in the Yoho Cemetery.


Sources
Lewis, V.A. Soldiering of West Virginia. 1967. Genealogical Pub. Co.
Muster Rolls of Frontier Defense On Upper Ohio
Newton, Nichols and Sprankle, From The history of The Panhandle. 1897
Pennsylvania Archives Series VI Volume 2.
War Department Revolutionary Claims
Yoho, Denver; Rt 3 Box 202 Gallipolis Ohio 45631


More About Henry Yoho:
Burial: Yoho Cemetery
Military service: Revolutionary War Veteran
       
Children of Henry Yoho and Catherine Baker are:
       3       i.       Margaret Yoho, born 20 May 1797 in Tyler Co., West Virginia; died 24 Jun 1864 in Harrison Twp, Blackford County, Indiana; married David Twibell 06 Feb 1817 in Belmont County, Ohio.
              ii.       George Yoho, born 1784.
              iii.       Mary Yoho, born 1787.
              iv.       Nancy Yoho
              v.       Elizabeth Yoho
              vi.       Rebecca Yoho
              vii.       Rachel Yoho, born 1794; died 1866; married James Buchanan.


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