Doddridge County Roots

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Walter Fields MCWHORTER

Male 1836 - 1877  (40 years)


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  • Name Walter Fields MCWHORTER 
    Born 14 Jul 1836  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation carpenter  [2
    Military Comsy Sgt, Co E, 3rd W.Va. Cav, Civil War (POW, Medal of Honor)  [1, 3
    • Along with a brother, Walter Fields McWhorter served in the same unit as his father Henry, who was killed in battle at Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County on Jan 22 1863. Walter was captured and sent to Libby Prison. He was exchanged after three months, returned to his unit and was promoted to commissary sergeant.

      Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Commissary Sergeant in the Union Army in Company E, 3d West Virginia Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of flag of 6th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.)."
      Bio by: Don Morfe
      [findagrave.com]

      From the "Seventh Day Baptist Yearbook", 1877, p 12.
      "Bro. McWhorter was born in Lewis county, West Virginia, became a Sabbath-keeper on his conversion in 1857, was ordained deacon of the Middle Island Church in 1870, and died on the 17th day of May, 1877, of a disease of the lungs contracted while serving in the army."
    Died 17 May 1877  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: consumption 
    Buried Greenbrier 7th Day Baptist Cemetery, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I65398  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2019 

    Father Henry MCWHORTER,   b. 8 Oct 1809, Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1863, Pocahontas Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Hannah JONES,   b. 9 Jul 1809,   d. 5 Sep 1888  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F54058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rohanna DAVIS,   b. 7 Mar 1840, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1930, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [6
    Married 28 Dec 1857  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F27363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenbrier 7th Day Baptist Cemetery, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2624] Military Grave Marker.

    2. [S1670] Harrison County Death Records, Clarksburg, WV.

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    4. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S2550] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. I, Donald Edward Ramage (1934-2016), (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    6. [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. 67.

    7. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.