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John Wesley GATRELL

John Wesley GATRELL

Male 1835 - 1911  (75 years)

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  • Name John Wesley GATRELL 
    Born 24 Sep 1835  Middlebourne, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Military ENLISTED Jun 28 1861 
    Co A, 9th Va Inf Bn, and Co A, 25th Va Inf Rgt, CSA, Civil War 
    • On 27 Nov 1863, John Wesley Gatrell was slightly wounded in the engagement at Payne Farm, Va. On 17 May 1865 Gatrell signed a document from the Povost Marshall in Staunton, Virginia stating that...... "I, J. W. Gatrell, Private of Co. A 25th Virginia Infantry, C. S. Army, do hereby give this my Parole of Honor, that I will not take up arms against the United States Government until I am regularly exchanged. And that if I am permitted to remain in my home, I will conduct myself as a good and peaceful citizen, and I will respect the laws in force where I reside, and I will do nothing to the detriment of, or in opposition to, the United States Government..." On that document is his physical description: 5'9", dark complexion, black hair, gray eyes.
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1878  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1900, 1910  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation blacksmith  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Died 31 May 1911  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried EUB Church Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I56591  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2016 

    Father Thomas GATRELL,   b. CA 1804, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catharine Kittura BAKER,   b. CA 1803, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1821  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lew BENSON,   d. Bef Sep 1878 
    Married 17 Aug 1865  [10
    Family ID F40427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Jane "Jennie" DAVIS,   b. 1 Jan 1857,   d. 15 Sep 1942, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1878  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    +1. Daisy Alice GATRELL,   b. CA 1882, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1912, Sedalia, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    +2. Ashby Earl GATRELL,   b. 15 Jan 1886, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1932  (Age 46 years)
    +3. Faye Irene GATRELL,   b. 21 Nov 1887, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1962  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Emma Virginia GATRELL,   b. 10 Apr 1890, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1962, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Wanda Ruth GATRELL,   b. 8 Aug 1891, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1965  (Age 74 years)
     6. Boyd J. GATRELL,   b. 21 May 1893, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1978, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F23447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900, 1910 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - EUB Church Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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    56591_GATRELL_JohnWesley_1835-1911_Obit.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S1998] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    3. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    4. [S1630] Ritchie County WV Marriages 1843-1915, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg WV 26101 (July 1985)).

    5. [S1592] Birth record of daughter.

    6. [S2032] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    7. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    8. [S123] Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    9. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    10. [S110] Obituary of husband.

    11. [S1630] Ritchie County WV Marriages 1843-1915, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg WV 26101 (July 1985)).
      Identified as John W. Gatrell, widowed, 42, b. Tyler Co, res. Ritchie Co, son of Thomas & Catharine; and Jane Davis, 21, b. Doddridge Co, res. Ritchie Co, dau of Joseph J. & Ruth. Married Sep 12 1878.