Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Ethelbert David BOND

Male 1810 - 1880  (70 years)


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  • Name Ethelbert David BOND 
    Born 1 Apr 1810  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1845  [3
    surveyor who laid out the town of West Union 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  Union District, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation physician  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Died 13 Sep 1880  [4
    Buried Harper Hill (Five Mile) Cemetery, Ashby Ridge at Old St Marys Pike, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • BURNING OF THE TOWN OF WEST UNION.
      On the night of March 27th, 1858, the fire fiend once more visited West Union, and this time laid the town in ashes. At the time many of the citizens were absent at Clarksburg, attending the United States court, then in session in that city. The fire originated in an upper room of the residence of L.R. Charter. A brisk gale was blowing and the flames spread rapidly to other buildings, the first being the large hotel and store room belonging to James A. Foley. Then followed the residence of Ethelbert Bond and the storehouse of Arthur Ingram. Many other buildings shared the same fate, and the next morning, what the evening before had been the town of West Union, was but a mass of smoldering ruins. But just at the time the Parkersburg and Grafton branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway was completed, and the town, phoenix-like, arose from its own ashes, and in a short time no traces of the holocaust remained behind.
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpioneers/doddridgecountyhistory.html
      Hardesty’s 1883 History of Doddridge County
    Person ID I49304  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 4 May 2016 

    Father Lewis BOND,   b. 16 Feb 1780, Cecil Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1867, Elk Creek (Clarksburg), Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Lydia JOHN,   b. CA 1789, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Oct 1805 
    Family ID F44476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary "Polly" DAVIS,   b. CA 1808,   d. Apr 1859, Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [9
    Married 31 Jul 1832  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Erwin D. J. BOND,   b. 1834,   d. 1899  (Age 65 years)
     2. William Clinton Davis BOND,   b. 17 Oct 1835,   d. 27 Feb 1910, Wheeling, Ohio Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Nathan C. D. BOND,   b. CA 1841
    Family ID F20309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Virginia E. TROUT,   b. CA 1840, Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jan 1861  Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Medard BOND,   b. CA 1864
     2. Orlando BOND,   b. CA 1868
    Family ID F44477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harper Hill (Five Mile) Cemetery, Ashby Ridge at Old St Marys Pike, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S2050] Wood County Marriage Records, Parkersburg, WV.

    3. [S2219] History of Doddridge County (1883), H. H. Hardesty, (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpioneers/doddridgecountyhistory.html).

    4. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    6. [S2394] 1870 Census, Wood County, WV.

    7. [S2270] 1880 Census, Wood County, WV.

    8. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    9. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 21.

    10. [S2567] West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).