Doddridge County Roots

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Augustine W. GREATHOUSE

Male 1814 - 1893  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Augustine W. GREATHOUSE 
    Born CA 1814  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Some researchers, including direct descendants, report birth-death dates as Aug 8 1810 - Aug 26 1898, as well as other variations. The death record clearly shows death date as Aug 24 1893, and age 88y 10m 12d would put birth date at Oct 12 1804. Headstone dates are Aug 8 1810 - Aug 26 1893. But age 36 in 1850 Census, age 56 in 1870 Census, and age 65 in 1880 Census would put birth in about 1814 or 1815, which we consider more reliable because of the consistency over the years.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840, 1850  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Aug 1893  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Greathouse Family Cemetery, Red Lick, New Milton, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I22579  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2008 

    Family Margaret WILLIS,   b. 4 Nov 1815, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1898, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1837  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • 1840 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      Household of Augustine W. Greathouse
      1 Male, btwn 20-30
      1 Female, btwn 20-30
      1 Female, under 5

      1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia, enumerated on Jul 10 1850:
      Augustine Greathouse, 36, farmer; Margaret Greathouse, 31; Emily, 10; Columbia, 9; Albert, 6; Ingaby, 4; Malissa, 2; John Willis, 39, farmer.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Central Twp), enumerated on Jun 25 1870:
      Augustus W. Gratehouse, 56, b. Va, farmer; Margaret, 55, b. Va; Anas M, 1, b. WV.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Dist), enumerated on Jun 3 1880:
      Augusta (middle initial illegible) Greathouse, 65, farmer, b. WV, father b. Germany, mother b. WV; wife Margaret, 65, b. WV, father b. Ireland, mother b. WV. [7]
    Children 
    +1. Emily A. GREATHOUSE,   b. CA 1839, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1880  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +2. Columbia Jane GREATHOUSE,   b. Dec 1841, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Albert Morgan GREATHOUSE,   b. 12 Aug 1842,   d. 21 May 1923  (Age 80 years)
     4. Ingaby GREATHOUSE,   b. CA 1846
    +5. Melissa GREATHOUSE,   b. CA 1849, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1900  (Age ~ 51 years)
     6. Loid H. GREATHOUSE,   b. 1 Aug 1853, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F8430  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    22579_GREATHOUSE_Augustine_died26Aug1893_RedLickCem_NewMilton_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg

    Documents
    Harrison County Marriage Records, 1837
    Harrison County Marriage Records, 1837
    Harrison County Marriage Bond, 16 Oct 1837
    Harrison County Marriage Bond, 16 Oct 1837
    1870 Census, Doddridge Co WV, Central Twp, 25Jun1870
    1870 Census, Doddridge Co WV, Central Twp, 25Jun1870
    1880 Census, Doddridge Co WV, New Milton Dist, 3Jun1880
    1880 Census, Doddridge Co WV, New Milton Dist, 3Jun1880
    1850 Census, Harrison Co (W)VA, 10Jul1850
    1850 Census, Harrison Co (W)VA, 10Jul1850

  • Sources 
    1. [S242] 1850 Census, Harrison County, (W)VA.

    2. [S2193] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central Twp).

    3. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR Bk 1, p. 68.
      Identified as A. W. Greathouse, farmer, marital status (blank), born in Harrison Co, died Aug 24 1893 in Doddridge Co, age 88y 10m 12d, cause of death paralysis. Burial was on Aug 25 1893 at the Greathouse Cemetery. Undertaker: W. H. H. Douglass, New Milton.

    4. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR Bk 1, p. 68.

    6. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV, MR p. 108.

    7. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com).