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 Interlibrary loan book received Oct. 18, 2010:
"A History of Brooke County" by Nancy Lee Caldwell,
Edited by Catherine Manion,
in commemoration of American Revolution Bicentennial -- 1976."
Published by Brooke County Historical Society, WV, 1975.
No index.
Loaned by West Virginia University Institute of Technology Library, Montgomery, WV.
Looking for familiar names or locations, found mostly GIST and DORSEY, just one ELDER, on page 87 in
Chapter 13 titled:  "The Civil War",  in a list with the "Oakes Guard,"
[under Major Oakes] mustered on May 18, 1861:
Includes...Private Isaac ELDER.
 "By the middle of May ...they were in camp on Wheeling Island.  
These men had enlisted for three months and were discharged after their enlistment was up."
Page 5:  DORSEY
"Brooke County boasts the first Masonic Lodge established west of the Allegheny Mountains--Wellsburg Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M.
   "It has the unique distinction of having a continuous existence since the 4th day of March 1799 with the exception of six years while under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
 Since December 17, 1817, the lodge has operated under the jurisdiction of Virginia and West Virginia."
  The first officers and members included....Vachel Dorsey
Page 13: FOWLER
  Fowler's Inn located three miles east of Wellsburg on Washington Pike was built to accommodate the large droves of cattle and their drivers passing through on their way to eastern markets.  The present owners of this inn--now Drover's Inn--have restored the building and have it furnished in the original deor.  This is a poppular place for meals and dinner parties today.  Visitors may examine the old Drovers' log book.  The inn was built during 1848-1851.
Page 26:  Wellsburg Banking and Trust began as the Wellsburg Bank...
about 1871...Present officers include...
Cleda W. Gist, Vice-president ."[1975]
Page 27: The present Postmaster is Verna Martin Fowler [1975]
Page 38: Eldersville Road
 "In 1793 Dr. Doddridge founded St. John's Episcopal Church on
Eldersville Road"
Page 39: Bellevue Campground [Methodist] was granted a charter
April 29, 1874, just over the state line in Pennsylvania.
  The board of directors included...S.C. GIST of
Wellsburg; Dr. J.W. GIST and J.W. GIST, Jr., of Independence, PA.
Cottage holders included...the GISTS....

Page 44:  Franklin United Methodist, Franklin Community:
Organized August 1832
by Cornelius H. GIST... log cabin
Brick building in 1854.
This building was destroyed by a tornado on Easter Sunday during
church services in 1902.  There were two deaths, Robert GIST and
Stella Brady, and many others were injured.
Note: "Mr. GIST came to Brooke County in 1814; shortly after people in the community gathered at the GIST home for services.  The first church was of logs, a combination church and school around 1815."
Page 146: "GISTS - substantial flocks of sheep"
Page 149: List of newspapers from 1814 -- Charlestown Gazette, etc.
 (find others also online in Genweb?)
Ancestry Civil War records:
Name: Isaac Elder
 Enlistment Date: 30 May 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Wheeling, WV
State Served: West Virginia Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record:
Enlisted in Company G, West Virginia 1st Infantry Regiment on 30 May 1861.
Mustered out on 27 Aug 1861 at Wheeling, WV.
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force 1861-1865

1790 Ancestry census
Name:      Vachel Dorsey
County:     Anne Arundel
State:     Maryland
Number of Free White Males 16 and Over:     3
Number of Free White Females:     2
Number of Slaves :     19
Number of Household Members:     24
 Source Citation: Year: 1790;
Census Place:  , Anne Arundel, Maryland;
Roll: M637_3; Page: 381; Image: 216; Family History Library Film: 0568143.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
about Vachel Dorsey
Name:     Vachel Dorsey
Year:     1759
Place:     Maryland
Source Publication Code:     1243
Primary Immigrant:     Dorsey, Vachel
Annotation:     Date and place of mention in land survey. County and name of land purchased are provided. Original records are contained in Land Office Registers, indexed starting on page vii of the introduction.
Source Bibliography:     COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. Settlers Of Maryland 1679 - 1783. Consolidated Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2002.
Page:     194
Ancestry database:
Name:      Vachel Dorsey
Year:     1778
Place:     Annapolis, Maryland
Source Publication Code:     6252.1
Primary Immigrant:     Dorsey, Vachel
Annotation:     Date of oath of allegiance in Anne Arundel County (Annapolis is the county seat).
Source Bibliography:     OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1778, ANNE ARUNDEL CO. [MD].
In Maryland Connections Queries, vol. 3:2 (December/January 1993), p. 20.

Name:      Vachel Dorsey
County:     Ohio
State:     Virginia  [now West Virginia]
Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
Free White Males - 16 thru 25:       1
Free White Males - 26 thru 44:       1
Free White Males - 45 and over:     1
Free White Females - 16 thru 25:    2
Free White Females - 45 and over:  1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     3
Free White Persons - Over 25:     3
Total Free White Persons:            6
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     6
Source Citation: 1820 U S Census:  , Ohio, Virginia, [now West Virginia]
Page: 16; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 38.
[Brooke County formed in 1796 from Ohio County]

Page 57 of Dorsey book mentions Vachel DORSEY:
  "...On November 23, 1764, John Elder of Baltimore County and Vachel Dorsey
were bound unto Joseph Hobbs and Jemima, his wife, administratrix of John Elder deceased, for 1,000 pounds.
 The names of John Elder's children are given in this deed.
(Ann Arundel Co. Deeds B.B. No. 3, f. 383)

"A deed made October 17, 1770 shows that Jemima's
health was failing and she conferred to
Joseph Hobbs her personal estate during her natural life.
 Her name does not appear on later records or in his will in 1773.
(Ann Arundel Co Deeds I.B. No. 2, f. 219)"

"Children of John and Jemima (Dorsey) Elder"
(named in father' will)
1. John Elder, d. 1794...
2 Charles Elder...
3. Owen Elder...
5. Elizabeth Elder m. Joseph Gist...
6. Honor Elder...
7. Elisha Elder...
8. Jemima Elder...

Maryland Calendar of Wills: 1764-1767 By F. Edward Wright
Google Books, page 59
   "Children of John Dorsey (in Will) includes Jemima Hobbs
     "Grandsons include: John Elder"
Name:      Andrew J. Elder
Home in 1880:     York, Athens, Ohio
Age:     18
Estimated birth year:     abt 1862
Birthplace:     Virginia [West Virginia]
Relation to Head of Household:     Son
Father's Name:     Basil Elder
Father's birthplace:     Maryland
Mother's Name:     Lucinda Elder
Mother's birthplace:     Virginia [West Virginia]
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Basil Elder                59
Lucinda Elder           40
Estelle Elder              20
Andrew J. Elder        18
Morese Elder            16
Lucinda Elder           14
Johny Elder               12
Florence Elder            9
Basil Elder                 4
Source Citation: Year: 1880;
Census Place: York, Athens, Ohio;
Roll  993; Family History Film: 1254993;
Page: 268A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 0380.

Name:      Patrick H Elder
Age in 1910:     5
Estimated birth year:     abt 1905
Birthplace:     West Virginia
Relation to Head of House:     Son
Father's Name:     Jackson A Elder  [or Andrew Jackson Elder]
Father's Birth Place:     West Virginia
Mother's Name:     Ella Elder
Mother's Birth Place:     West Virginia
Home in 1910:     Precinct 3, Cabell, West Virginia
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Jackson A Elder     46
Ella Elder               44
Eunice Elder          13
Selena Elder          12
Burnice Elder         8
Patrick H Elder      5
Helen Elder           2
Source Citation: Year: 1910;
Census Place: Precinct 3, Cabell, West Virginia;
Roll  T624_1678; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 766.

LDS (online database):

Patrick Henery Elder    Compact Disc #89     Pin #757474
Sex:  M
Event(s) Birth:  27 Jun 1904 Huntington,Cabell, W. Virginia
Death:  28 Feb 1978 South Greensburg, Westmorland, Pennsylvania
Burial:  3 Mar 1978 Kyle Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell,W. Virginia

Father:  Andrew Jackson Elder     Disc #89     Pin #757406
Mother:  Mary 'Ella' Dirton           Disc #89     Pin #757444

Marriage(s) Spouse:  Ruby Alice Watts     Disc #89     Pin #757664
Marriage:  Nov 1927 Huntington,Cabell,W. Virginia

     Leslie Paul ELDER
6636 Washington Blvd. Trlr. 39 Elkridge Maryland 21075