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James Henry Blake was born July 7, 1834, in Greenup Co., KY, and died of Apoplexy February 15, 1913, at the home of William Collins and Miss Alta Collins, Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH, at age 76. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. He is the son of Henry Blake of Franklin Co., PA, and Martha Ann Hockaday of Madison Co., KY

Lucy A. Chinn was born May 15, 1843, in Lawrence Co., OH, and died April 30, 1882, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, at age 38. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. She is the daughter of Christopher Columbus Chinn of Kentucky, and Mahala Farmer of Ohio.

James Henry Blake and Lucy A. Chinn were married July 5, 1860, at the house Mahala Chinn, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY.

James Henry Blake and Lucy A. (Chinn) Blake had five children:

  1. Laura Keene Blake: Born June 18, 1861, in Greenup Co., KY; Died Monday, October 17, 1955, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN (age 94). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Married October 9, 1883, at the Presbyterian Church, Lawrence Co., OH, to Edwin Wilson Bixby: Born October 10, 1856, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH; Died July 12, 1915, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH (age 58). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Edwin died from Gangrene of the Lungs, with a contributory cause of Diabetes. At the time of his death he was the president of the First National Bank.
  2. Helen S. Blake: Born 1862 in Kentucky; Died 1885 in Unknown (about age 23). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Married 1880 - 1884 to George B. Cox: Born September 2, 1849, in Greenup Co., KY; Died September 7, 1915, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH (age 66). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
  3. Henry McConahay C. "Harry" Blake: Born April, 1864, in Ohio; Died May 12, 1940, in DeKalb Co., GA (age 76). Buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. Married to Sarah A. Clayton: Born February, 1874, in Henry Go., GA; Died April 5, 1950, in Fulton Co., GA (age 76). Buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
  4. Martha C. "Mattie" Blake: Born January, 1866, in Kentucky; Died December 27, 1907, in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA (age 41). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Married July 16, 1889, in Old Point, VA, to Arthur Alford Ernst Holdt: Born May, 1863, in St. Petersburg, Russia; Died 1940 in Rockland Co., NY (age 77). Buried in Airmont Cemetery, Suffern, Rockland Co., NY.
  5. Edward Hockaday Blake: Born 1871 in Ohio; Died August 4, 1896, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH (age 25). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Never married.

After Lucy A. (Chinn) Blake died, James Henry Blake married a widow, Harriet A. "Hattie" (Collins) Tener.

George Porter Tener was born February or May 20, 1809, in Delaware Lower Hundred, Baltimore Co., MD, and died March 2, 1888, in Adams Co., OH, at about age 80. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH. He is the son of Jacob Tener of Baltimore Co., MD, and Catherine Porter of Anne Arundel Co., MD.

Nancy McCurdy was March 27, 1809, in Pennsylvania, and died June 30, 1863, in Adams Co., OH, at about age 54. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.

George Porter Tener and Nancy McCurdy were married September 3, 1832, in Adams Co., OH.

George Porter Tener and Nancy (McCurdy) Tener had four children:

  1. Elvira Tener: Born June 8, 1833, near Locust Grove, Adams Co., OH; Died November 27, 1916, in the Village of Peebles, Adams Co., OH (age 83). Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sinking Springs, Highland Co., OH. Married May 15, 1856, in Ohio, to Peter Noah Wickerham: Born January 31, 1832, near Sinking Springs, Highland Co., OH; Died February 3, 1902, in Ohio (age 70). Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sinking Springs, Highland Co., OH.
  2. Salome Jane Tener: Born October 30, 1834, near Locust Grove, Adams Co., OH; Died December 17, 1909, in Brush Creek, Highland Co., OH (age 73). Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sinking Spring, Highland Co., OH. Married June 14, 1855, in Ohio to Orlando Phelps Hempstead: Born about 1833 in Ohio; Died 1896 in Unknown (about age 63). Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sinking Spring, Highland Co., OH.
  3. William B. P. M. Tener: Born March, 1838, near Locust Grove, Adams Co., OH; Died September 6, 1913, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 75). Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married about 1863 in Adams Co., OH, to Mary Adams: Born March, 1843, in Ohio; Died April 30, 1917, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 76). Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.
  4. Martha Tener: Born about 1849 near Locust Grove, Adams Co., OH; Died Unknown.

After Nancy (McCurdy) Tener died, George Porter Tener married Harriett A. "Hattie" Collins.

Harriett A. "Hattie" Collins was born January 7, 1847, in Ohio, and died February 19, 1912, in the Village of Seaman, Scott Twp., Adams Co., OH (age 65). Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH. She is the daughter of James Collins of Ohio, and Johanna "Ann" Harrison of Kentucky.   

George Porter Tener and Harriett A. "Hattie" Collins were married about 1868 in Adams Co., OH.

George Porter Tener and Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) Tener had two children:

  1. Viola Dell "Ola" Tener: Born September, 1869, near Locust Grove, Adams Co., OH; Died Tuesday, May 29, 1956, at Adams County Hospital, West Union, Adams Co., OH (age 86). Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH. Married 1893, in Adams Co., OH, to James Joseph Davis: Born March 9, 1873, in Adams Co., OH; Died February 10, 1932, in the Village of Seaman, Adams Co., OH (age 58). Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.
  2. Eddie Florance Tener: Born March 27, 1878, near Locust Grove, Adams Co., OH; Died April 3, 1878, in Adams Co., OH (age infant). Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.

After George Porter Tener died, Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) Tener married a widower, James Henry Blake.

James Henry Blake and Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) Tener eloped, and were married June 26, 1893, at the Legler House, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH. It was his second marriage, as well as her second marriage.

James Henry Blake and Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) (Tener) Blake had no children.




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James Henry Blake is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


 Lucy A. (Chinn) Blake is buried in Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


James Henry Blake was born July, 1834, in Greenup Co., KY.

Lucy A. Chinn was born May 15, 1843, in Lawrence Co., OH.

Harriett A. "Hattie" Collins was born January 7, 1847, in Ohio.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 3, 1850, shows Alex Roger (age 29) born in Pennsylvania is a Clerk living in Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. Living with him is Elizabeth Roger (age 27) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there is George Roger (age 2) born in Pennsylvania. Others in the household are: Matilda McClain (age 16) born in Pennsylvania; Henry Blake (age 55) born in Pennsylvania, an Iron Master; James H. Blake (age 16) born in Kentucky; and George W. Paul (age 20) born in Pennsylvania.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 4, 1850, shows James Collins (age 32) born in Ohio, and with Real Estate of $1,000 is a Saddler, and is living in Winchester Twp., Adams Co., OH. Living with him are: Joann Collins (age 27) born in Kentucky; Harriet Collins (age 4) born in Ohio; Wm. H. Collins (age 2) born in Ohio; Jacob Coffman (age 17) born in Ohio, a Saddler; and Mary S. Hathaway (age 15) born in Ohio.

Henry Blake died July 28, 1851, in Greenupsburg, Greenup Co., KY, at age 56.


Ironton Register, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, July 31, 1851

Blake, Henry

Died - On the 28th, inst., at Greenupsburg, Ky., Henry Blake, aged about 55 years. Well known as the proprietor of Hecla Furnace in this county (Lawrence).


James Henry Blake and Lucy A. Chinn were married July 5, 1860, at the house Mahala Chinn, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY.


James Henry Blake and Lucy A. Chinn Marriage Record.


 

 

HENRY BLAKE          to     LUCY A. CHINN     July 5, 1860

  28, b. Greenup Co., Ky.     17, b. Lawrence Co., Ohio

  Fat. b. Franklin Co., Pa.   Fat. b. Greenup Co., Ky.

  Mot. b. Greenup Co., Ky.    Mot. b. Greenup Co., Ky.

  Bond: Henry Blake and S.I. Henderson, 7/5/1860.

  Married by William Burgess at the house Mahala Chinn. (Wid. of 

 

  Christopher C.)

  Witnesses:: Spangler I. Spangler, E.S. Fletcher & William

McGrame (?).

 

 

 

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 12, 1860, shows J. H. Blake (age 26) born in Kentucky, and with real estate worth $5,000 and personal estate worth $7,000 is a Merchant, and is living in East Little Sandy, Greenup Co., KY. Living with him is Lucy A. Blake (age 17) born in Kentucky. They have been married within the last year.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1860, shows James Collins (age 42) born in Ohio, and with Real Estate of $500 and Personal Estate of $100 is a Harness Maker, and is living in Sugar Tree Ridge, Concord Twp., Highland Co., OH. Living with him are: Joana Collins (age 36) born in Kentucky; Harriet Collins (age 14) born in Ohio; William Collins (age 11) born in Ohio; Eliza Collins (age 8) born in Ohio; James Collins (age 6) born in Ohio; Laura Collins (age 4) born in Ohio; Alta Collins (age 1) born in Ohio; and Lewis Stimes (age 21) born in Ohio.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 3, 1870, shows J. Henry Blake (age 35) born in Kentucky is a School Teacher living in the City of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY. Living with him is his wife, Lucy A. Blake (age 26) born in Ohio with real estate worth $4,000 and personal estate worth $300, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his four children: Laura K. Blake (age 9) born in Kentucky, a Book Keeper; Helen S. Blake (age 7) born in Kentucky; Harry M. C. Blake (age 6) born in Ohio; and Martha C. Blake (age 4) born in Ohio.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 25, 1870, shows George Tener (age 62) born in Maryland, and with Real Estate of $5,000 and Personal Estate of $2,500 is a Farmer, and is living in Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH. Living with him are: Harriett Tener (age 23) born in Ohio, who is Keeping House; Elvira Tener (age 31) born in Ohio; Martha Tener (age 48) born in Ohio; and Viola Tener (age 10/12, September) born in Ohio.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1880, shows James H. Blake (age 46) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and English-born parents is a Book Peddler living in the City of Ironton, 3rd Ward, Lawrence Co., OH. Living with him is his wife, Lucy Blake (age 37) born in Kentucky to Kentucky-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born to Ohio and Kentucky-born parents: Laura Blake (age 18) born in Kentucky, a Book Keeper; Helen Blake (age 17) born in Kentucky; Henry Blake (age 16) born in Kentucky; Martha Blake (age 14) born in Ohio; and Edwin Blake (age 8) born in Ohio.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 18, 1880, shows George P. Tener (age 72) born in Maryland to Maryland-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH. Living with him are: his wife, Harriet Tener (age 31) born in Ohio to Ohio and Kentucky-born parents, who is Keeping House; and his daughter, Viola Tener (age 10) born in Ohio to Maryland and Ohio-born parents.

Lucy A. (Chinn) Blake died April 30, 1882, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, at age 38. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Coal Grove, Lawrence Co., OH.


Ironton Register, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, May 4, 1882

Blake, Lucy A., Mrs.

Died 30 Apr 1882 of heart disease, w/o J. H.


Williams

Ironton Directory

Residential Listings

FOR 1882-83

Blake, Harry

Salesman

Cohen & Brumberg's; Res: J.H. Blake's

Blake, Helen S.

Saleslady

A.T. Dempsey & C0., Res: Olive between 8th and 9th

Blake, J. H.

 

Olive between 8th and 9th

Blake, Laura K.

Operator

Southern Ohio Telephone Exchange Co., Res: Henry Blake's

 


Ironton Register, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, October 11, 1883

A WEDDING

Last Tuesday morning, Mr. Ed. W. Bixby, Ass't. Cashier of the First National Bank, and Miss Laura K. Blake were married at the Presbyterian Church, the pastor, Rev. H. Calhoun officiating. No invitations were issued, but a large number of friends gathered to witness the ceremony. The altar was most tastefully arranged with flowers and Autumn foliage, the latter especially being resplendent. A few minutes before half past 9 o'clock, Miss Ricker, at the organ, began a wedding march and at 9:30 promptly, the bride and groom appeared at the main entrance and marched down the aisle. There were no attendants, and the couple were dressed for travelling. After the ceremony, the happy twain repaired to E. Bixby's residence to await the 10:40 train, and there, a large throng of friends poured in upon them to offer their congratulations. They started directly for Cleveland where they will remain a day, and then go to Niagara, New York, possibly Boston, Philadelphia and Washington. They will return in about three weeks and board during the Winter at Harry Campbell's. We wish them a life of joy.


James Henry Blake and Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) Tener were married June 26, 1893, at the Legler House, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH. It was his second marriage, as well as her second marriage.


James Henry Blake and Harriet A. "Hattie" (Daily) Tener Marriage Record.


The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Saturday, July 8, 1893

"Scooping" His Contemporaries

Peebles Press. J. Henry Blake, solicitor and special correspondent of the Portsmouth Blade, has been working in this section for some time  in the interest of this paper. It developed this week that he has been working for more than subscribers to the Blade, for Monday the Press reporter got to the fact that we had an elopement in our midst, J. Henry and Mrs. Hattie Tener, of Locust Grove, being the parties. Mrs. Tener came down on the Sinking Springs back and joined Blake and they were married at the Legler House, Portsmouth, Tuesday. Owing to the relatives of Mrs. Tener objecting to the marriage she quietly slipped off as stated. Mr. and Mrs. Blake will take rooms for the present at the Legler House in Portsmouth, where they will be at home to their friends from this county.


The News-Herald, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, Thursday, April 23, 1896

Will Probably Die.

From the Ironton Register we clip the following concerning Edward Blake, the young man who last summer took care of the electric lights here, making his rounds on a bicycle. He was a very pleasant young man, exemplary in his habits and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He is a brother-in-lay of E. W. Bixby, of Ironton, one of the chief owners of our gas and electric plant. The Register says:

A delicate surgical operation was performed on Edward Blake, last Saturday, by Dr. Keller, Wilson and Alban, who removed part of his left femur, which is the large bone in the upper part of the leg. An incision was made in the hip, the hip joint dislocated, and about five inches of the upper end of the bone sawed off. As expected, it was found to be badly diseased. This is the third operation the young man has endured since he was injured while at work about three months ago. The others were performed at St. Louis, where the trouble was thought to be  in his spine. Soon after, he was carefully brought to Ironton, and has continued in a very serious condition at the home of  his sister, Mrs. E. W. Bixby. Chills attending blood poisoning had set in before the last operation was undertaken and it was doubtful whether he could survive the ordeal. So, at his request, his brother from Chicago, and sister from Georgia were first summoned to his bedside. But he rallied from the shock and has been doing fairly well, though his recovery is extremely doubtful.


Edward Hockaday Blake died August 4, 1896, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, at age 25. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.


The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Saturday, August 8, 1896

OBITUARY.

BLAKE.

Edward H. Blake, son of J. Henry Blake, of this city, who has been ill for several months, and underwent a severe surgical operation a few weeks ago, died at the good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, Tuesday morning. Deceased was first taken ill in November '94, when he complained of rheumatism. A fall from a bicycle at Hillsboro, brought on a complication of troubles. He was taken to the Good Samaritan hospital last June. His condition had been growing worse and on Friday Dr. Ricketts amputated his leg at the thigh. Deceased was an industrious young man and had a number of friends in this city. The remains were taken to Ironton for burial.


The News-Herald, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, Thursday, August 13, 1896

Ed. Blake Dead.

Edward Blake who had charge of the arc lamps here a year ago died last week at Cincinnati. The Ironton Register says:

Edward Blake died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, where last Friday, his left leg was amputated at the hip joint. His sister, Mrs. W. W. Bixby was at his bedside when the end came. Mr. Blake suffered intensely the last year of his life. On July 4, 1895, he slipped on the steps of a hotel at Hillsboro, and suffered a seemingly slight injury, but which developed a disease of the hip joint. He was first operated on at the city hospital in St. Louis last October, and later at a private hospital there. In December he was brought to Ironton and tenderly cared for at Mr. Bixby's home, where a part of the hip bone, badly diseased, was removed. In May he was taken to Cincinnati where the conditions were thought to be more favorable for his care, and where his friends frequently visited him. His age was 25. The remains were brought here Tuesday afternoon, and the funeral took place this Wednesday morning, from the Bixby home. The deceased was a fine young man, and it was an occasion of deep grief, that one so promising should be thus taken off the bright threshold of life.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows James H. Blake (age 65) born July 1834 in Kentucky to Pennsylvania and Kentucky-born parents, is a Solicitor of Paper, and who owns his own home, and is living in Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH. Living with him is his wife of 5 years, Hattie Blake (age 42) born January, 1858, in Ohio to Ohio and Kentucky-born parents, with 1 of the 2 children born to her still alive. A boarder also lives in the house.


The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, Saturday, December 28, 1907

MRS. MARGARET HOLDT DIES.

Had Been in Bad Health for Months, but Her Death Was Unexpected.

Mrs. Margaret D. Holdt, wife of A. E. Holdt, died suddenly yesterday morning at her residence, Wadeland station, Kirkwood. Mrs. Holdt had been in ill health for some months, but her death came very unexpectedly. She leaves besides her husband, five children, Ernest, Herbert, Robert, Helen and Edna, all of this city. Mr. Holdt is with Holdt & Bullington, in the Equitable building and represents several large manufacturing concerns of the north and west. Mrs. Holdt was the daughter of James H. Blake, of Locust Grove, Ohio, and a sister of Henry C. Blake, of Atlanta, and Mrs. E. W. Bixby, of Ironton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The body will be placed temporarily in a receiving vault at Oakland.


Salome Jane (Tener) Hempstead died December 17, 1909, in Brush Creek, Highland Co., OH, at age 73. Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sinking Springs, Highland Co., OH.


Salome Jane (Tener) Hempstead Death Certificate.


The News-Herald, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, Thursday, January 20, 1910

Obituary.

Salome Jane Hempstead, second daughter of George P. and Nancy McCurdy Tener, was born Oct. 30, 1834, near Locust Grove, died Dec. 17, 1909, at her home one mile from Sinking Spring, aged 75 years 1 month and 17 days. Deceased was married to Orlands Phelph Hempstead, of Piketon, June 14, 1855. Two them were born ten children, three of whom survive, Mrs. Nannie O'Donnell, Mrs. Mary Rhoads and Charles Hempstead, all of Sinking Spring. Of her immediate family there remains her sister, Elvira Wickerham, of Peebles, and brother, William Tener, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. J. Davis, a half-sister, of Peebles. At the early age of 14 she united with the M. E. Church at Locust Grove, giving evidence of conversion, and though deprived for many years by affliction from church attendance she remained faithful to its precepts in her relations as wife, mother, sister and friend. She was a faithful reader of God's word, holding the book in great reverence. Though berift of husband and stalwart sons and called to pass through reverses and misfortune she murmured not, but with Christian fortitude wrought patiently to the end.

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." - Prov. 31 - 30.

The rewards of a life of sacrifice are hers and her children and grandchildren rise up and call her blessed. Her simple kindly spirit was manifest in extending a helping hand to an unfortunate or sick neighbor and no greater joy was hers than to be able to relieve the suffering. Her children were unfailing in their ministration of love and her last hours were crowned with the blessings of peace. Realizing that the end was near she bade her children and sister a last goodbye evincing aa willingness to go and a desire to be at rest.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows James H. Blake (age 75) born in Ohio to Virginia and Ohio-born parents is a Traveling News Agent owning his own home free of a mortgage in Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH. Living with him is his wife of 14 years, Hattie Blake (age 45) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, with the only child born to her still alive. It is the second marriage for both spouses.

Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) (Tener) Blake died February 19, 1912, in the Village of Seaman, Scott Twp., Adams Co., OH, at age 65. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.


Harriett A. "Hattie" (Collins) (Tener) Blake Death Certificate.


James Henry Blake died February 15, 1913, at the home of William Collins and Miss Alta Collins, Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH, at age 76. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.


James Henry Blake Death Certificate.


The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Saturday, February 22, 1913

OBITUARY

J. Henry Blake.

J. Henry Blake, aged 79 years, a former Portsmouth citizen and who is best remembered as a solicitor for the Portsmouth Blade during the Valjean regime, died suddenly at his home in Locust Grove, near Peebles Saturday. Mr. Blake left Portsmouth about fourteen years ago and has been canvassing and soliciting in Adams county. He has made his home with a sister-in-law ever since the death of his second wife. His first wife was the late Miss Lucy Chinn, a sister of G. C. Chinn, of this city, and to whom five children were born, of whom the following are still living: Mrs. Ed. Bixby, wife of the president of the First National bank at Ironton, and Harry Blake, of Atlanta, Ga. The remains were taken to Ironton Monday for burial.


J. Henry Blake, died at the home of William and Miss Alta Collins of Peebles, with whom he made his home with. 77 years old. Survived by a daughter Laura Bixby of Ironton and a son H. C. Blake of Atlanta, Ga. Burial Ironton.

Edwin Wilson Bixby died July 12, 1915, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, at age 58. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.


Edwin Wilson Bixby Death Certificate.


Elvira (Tener) Wickerham died November 27, 1916, in the Village of Peebles, Adams Co., OH, at age 83. Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sinking Springs, Highland Co., OH.


Elvira (Tener) Wickerham Death Certificate.


Joseph Davis died January 17, 1917, in Franklin Twp., Adams Co., OH, at age 83. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.


Joseph Davis Death Certificate.


James Joseph Davis died February 10, 1932, in the Village of Seaman, Adams Co., OH, at age 58. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.


James Joseph Davis Death Certificate.


The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Friday, February 12, 1932

OBITUARY

J. J. Davis, 58, head of the Davis Furniture Co, Seaman, was taken by death Wednesday. Mr. Davis suffered a heart attack early Monday morning, but had rallied and was apparently getting along fairly well until another attack came a few minutes before his death. He is survived by his widow, two sons Lawrence and John of Seaman, and three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Saklee, Dayton, Mrs. A. S. Wasson and Mrs. R. G. Smith, Seaman. One brother, John R. Davis, Peebles, five sisters, Mrs. Nannie Smith, Waverly, Mrs. James Zile, Mrs. Barbara Tener and the Misses Ruth and Rebecca Davis, Peebles.


The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Friday, February 12, 1932

OBITUARY

J. J. Davis

The funeral of the late J. J. Davis, head of the Davis Furniture Co. of Seaman, will be conducted from the United Presbyterian church Saturday at 1:30 p. m. Interment will be made at the Locust Grove cemetery.


Laura Keene (Blake) Bixby died Monday, October 17, 1955, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, at age 94. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.


The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Tuesday, October 18, 1955

Obituaries

Mrs. Laura K. Bixby

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura K. Bixby, 94 years old, who died yesterday in Methodist Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Flanner & Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary, with butial at Ironton. Born in Greenup, Ky., where she spent her girlhood, Mrs. Bixby moved later to Ironton, where her husband, E. W. Bixby, was president of Ohio Bankers Association. He died in 1915. She came here in 1936. She attended First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Bixby has been living with her daughter, Mrs. T. D. Laymon, 214 East 28th Street. Survivors, besides the daughter, are a son, Rufus E. Bixby of Santa Barbara, Cal., three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Viola Dell "Ola" (Tener) Davis died Tuesday, May 29, 1956, at Adams County Hospital, West Union, Adams Co., OH, at age 86. Buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH.


The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Wednesday, May 30, 1956

Deaths And Funerals

Mrs. Ola Davis

WEST UNION, Ohio - Mrs. Ola Davis, 86, widow of J. J. Davis, died Tuesday in Adams County Hospital after a lingering illness. She is survived by two sons, Larry of West Union and John of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Lena Smith of Dayton, Mrs. Goldie Wasson of Cleveland and Mrs. R. G. Smith of Bethel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at William Lafferty Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home.


 

 

Peter Noah Wickerham – From A History of Adams County, Ohio, 1900 – Evans  & Stivers, p. 901

Peter Noah Wickerham, son of Jacob and Eve (Ammen) Wickerham, and whose grandparents on both sides were pioneers of Adams County, was born January 31, 1832, near Sinking Springs, Highland County, Ohio, and lived in Highland County until the Civil War. He was postmaster at Sinking Springs in the fifties. During the Civil War, he kept a general store at Locust Grove which was looted by Morgan’s raiders in 1863. He afterwards enlisted as a Private in Company I, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served from May 2 to September 3, 1864, under Captain George S. Kirker. He served Highland County as its Representative in the Sixtieth General Assembly, 1872-1873, and was in that time admitted to the bar. In 1880, he returned to Adams County and has resided there ever since and is now conducting a general store in Peebles. Mr. Wickerham is a Republican in politics and was the successful candidate of that party for County Treasurer, being elected to that office in 1889 and 1891, and serving four years, from 1890 to 1894.

Mr. Wickerham was married May 15, 1856 to Elvira, daughter of George P. Tener, of Locust Grove, Ohio, and their children are Oliver C. who owns and resides in the house at Sinking Springs once owned and occupied by Charles Willing Byrd; Nancy E. wife of Theodore Getchell, Secretary of the R.R.Y.M.C.A., of Philadelphia, Pa.; Sarah Jane, wife of E. E. Neary, a dentist at Delaware, Ohio, Martha J. residing with her parents; Peter Ammen, who served in the war with Spain in 1898 with the Second U.S. Engineers and was Clerk in the Quartermaster Department under Co. Guy Howard, at Augusta, George, until the Cuban Volunteers were mustered out.  In June, 1899, he accompanied his chief to Manilla where Howard was killed October 21. Ammen remains there on duty. Philip Sheridan is in school at Delaware, Ohio.

Mr. Wickerham is a member of the G.A.R.; is a Mason and Knight of Pythias and a member of the Peebles Methodist Church. Socially, he has few, if any equals in the circle in which he moves. He is the soul and life of any assemblage where he is known. To him more than to any one else is due the success of the Annual Pioneers’ Reunion of Sinking Springs. He loves to tell humorous stories occurring among his friends, and it is reported that he occasionally tells them of himself, although the writer had not the time and was not able to make the research necessary to verify this statement. Mr. Wickerham has the happy faculty of being able to make an interesting speech on any occasion. In the forum he is at home and is always able to please, to amuse and instruct as audience. He ridicules the idea of being old or growing old, and claims he will always be young. He never has any tales of woe to tell and is never discouraged. He always looks at the bright side of things and it naturally reflects itself in him. He is of a very happy disposition, and without seeming to do so, is always seeking to make others happy. With such a disposition and such faculties, he is a very remarkable man to the community.

Peter Wickerham, Senior, was a soldier of the War of the Revolution and settled near Locust Grove about 1799.