Florence HUNTER

Female 1869 - 1946


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Florence HUNTER was born 7 Aug 1869, Newport, Kentucky (daughter of James Gillen HUNTER and Susan Caroline BOGGS); died 27 May 1946, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; was buried 29 May 1946, Mt. Moriah Cemetery-Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.

    Notes:

    (Medical):Had accident in the home on May 8, 1946 that caused broken right femur (according to info on death cert)

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: James Hunter, head, age 47, born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter; wife Susan, age 38 born in Ohio, keeping house; daughter listed as Mari (should be Myra), age 20 born in Ohio, single, at home; son Clyde, age 19 born in Ohio, single working in Rail Mill; the next listing is a name beginning with "S" that is listed as Settle a male age 12 - I believe this should be Stella, daughter, age 12, born in Kentucky, at school; daughter, Florence age 10, born in Kentucky, at school; son Rayfield, age 8 born in Kentucky, at school; daughter Grace, age 6 born in Kentucky, at school; and daughter Daisey, age 3 born in Kentucky, at home.
    615 W.______

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: Florence H. Bowden, head, age 30, born Aug 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia & Ohio, mother of two children both of whom are still living, widowed (this statement is not true - court records give proof that she was divorced from her husband, Robert Lee Bowden and later filed a lien against his wages for child support in 1902); daughter, Florence L., age 12, born Jan 1888 in Kentucky; daughter, Edna M., age 10, born Jan 1890 in Kentucky. Mrs. Bowden is running a boarding house.
    1080 Madison Ave.

    Residence:
    Living in household: Elmer Cunningham and his wife Edna M. Cunningham (nee Duncan, nee Bowden) and her daughter Ruth E. Duncan. Also living in this household were Joseph Milne and his wife Florence and their three children, Dorothy, Robert and Joan and George Bell and his wife Florence Bell (nee Bowden, nee Hunter).
    Edna Cunningham and Florence Milne are sisters. Florence Bell is the mother of both.
    300 Clarendon

    Residence:
    She is listed as living with her second husband George K. Bell and her granddaughter, Ruth E. Cunningham.
    4426 Windsor

    Residence:
    4426 Windsor,

    Florence married Robert Lee BOWDEN 10 Mar 1887, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; divorced 17 Jul 1899. Robert was born 8 Feb 1863, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, West Virginia; died 9 Oct 1906. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Florence Lee Nora BOWDEN was born 31 Jan 1888, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; died 2 Apr 1986, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.
    2. Edna "Denny" Mabel BOWDEN was born 1 Jan 1890, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; died 23 Feb 1932, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; was buried 24 Feb 1932, Mt. Moriah Cemetery-Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.

    Florence married George Keatley BELL 16 Oct 1904. George was born 12 Jan 1864, Lexington, Kentucky; died 2 Nov 1952, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; was buried 4 Nov 1952, Mt. Moriah Cemetery-Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Gillen HUNTER was born 14 Mar 1832, , , Ohio (son of Isaac C. HUNTER and Emilia "Emily" GILLEN); died 25 Aug 1884.

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: David Pope, age 40 born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter, Emily Pope age 40 born n Pennsylvania, Melissa Pope age 18 born in Ohio, Harlem Pope age 9, born in Ohio, James Hunter age 16, born in Ohio, Martha Hunter age 12, born in Ohio, John E. Hunter age 8, born in Ohio, George E. Pope age 3, born in Ohio, George Brattam age 18 born in Ohio, Caleb Green age 39, born in Ohio, John S. George age 28, born in New York.

    Residence:
    Aid, Lawrence, Ohio

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: James Hunter, head, age 47, born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter; wife Susan, age 38 born in Ohio, keeping house; daughter listed as Mari (should be Myra), age 20 born in Ohio, single, at home; son Clyde, age 19 born in Ohio, single working in Rail Mill; the next listing is a name beginning with "S" that is listed as Settle a male age 12 - I believe this should be Stella, daughter, age 12, born in Kentucky, at school; daughter, Florence age 10, born in Kentucky, at school; son Rayfield, age 8 born in Kentucky, at school; daughter Grace, age 6 born in Kentucky, at school; and daughter Daisey, age 3 born in Kentucky, at home.
    615 W.______

    James married Susan Caroline BOGGS 29 Aug 1859, , Lawrence Co., Ohio. Susan (daughter of William Allen BOGGS and Nancy Delilah LUNSFORD) was born 4 Aug 1842, Marion, Lawrence, Ohio; died 26 Mar 1913, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio; was buried 28 Mar 1913, Evergreen Cemetery, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Susan Caroline BOGGS was born 4 Aug 1842, Marion, Lawrence, Ohio (daughter of William Allen BOGGS and Nancy Delilah LUNSFORD); died 26 Mar 1913, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio; was buried 28 Mar 1913, Evergreen Cemetery, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio.

    Notes:

    (Medical):Contributory - Arteriosclerosis

    Residence:
    Living in this household are: William A. Boggs, head, age 36, Laborer, born in OH; Nancy A. Boggs, age 31 born in OH; Anthony B. Boggs age 11 born in OH; Susan C. Boggs age 9 born in OH; Hannah L. Boggs age 7 born in OH; Shannon Boggs age 5 born in OH; Lucinda E. Boggs age 3 born in OH.

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: James Hunter, head, age 47, born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter; wife Susan, age 38 born in Ohio, keeping house; daughter listed as Mari (should be Myra), age 20 born in Ohio, single, at home; son Clyde, age 19 born in Ohio, single working in Rail Mill; the next listing is a name beginning with "S" that is listed as Settle a male age 12 - I believe this should be Stella, daughter, age 12, born in Kentucky, at school; daughter, Florence age 10, born in Kentucky, at school; son Rayfield, age 8 born in Kentucky, at school; daughter Grace, age 6 born in Kentucky, at school; and daughter Daisey, age 3 born in Kentucky, at home.
    615 W.______

    Residence:
    Living with her two sons Clyde and Raphael Hunter and son-in-law Robert L. Bowden
    111 Richmond

    Residence:
    Living with her husband of two years - William L. Cresse and his son Charles.
    Hamilton

    Children:
    1. Myra HUNTER was born 4 Oct 1859, , , Ohio; died 29 Dec 1938, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida; was buried Loveland, Clermont, Ohio.
    2. Clyde HUNTER was born 22 Mar 1861, , , Ohio; died 22 Apr 1901; was buried Evergreen Cemetery, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio.
    3. Lenorah HUNTER was born 4 Jan 1863, , , Ohio; died 13 Oct 1892.
    4. Ada Emliy HUNTER was born 14 Feb 1865, , , Ohio; died 17 Mar 1949, Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky; was buried 21 Mar 1949, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky.
    5. Estelle "Stella" M. HUNTER was born 30 Sep 1867, , , Ohio; died 6 May 1947.
    6. 1. Florence HUNTER was born 7 Aug 1869, Newport, Kentucky; died 27 May 1946, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; was buried 29 May 1946, Mt. Moriah Cemetery-Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.
    7. Raphael HUNTER was born 24 Oct 1871, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; died Aft 1946.
    8. Grace HUNTER was born 19 Jan 1874, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; died 15 Sep 1946, Lima, Allen, Ohio; was buried 17 Sep 1946, Woodlawn Cemetery-Lima, Allen, Ohio.
    9. Daisy Dean HUNTER was born 27 Aug 1876, , , Kentucky; died 20 Nov 1948, Sugarloaf, St. Clair, Illinois; was buried 22 Nov 1948.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Isaac C. HUNTER was born 30 Aug 1798, Bellefonte, Mifflin, Pennsylvania; died 27 Jun 1842, Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio; was buried 28 Jun 1842, Burlington, Lawrence, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Isaac C. Hunter, a wife and daughter. All appear to be the correct age to be this family.

    Isaac married Emilia "Emily" GILLEN 11 Sep 1828, , Lawrence Co., Ohio. Emilia (daughter of William GILLEN and Rachel FRAMPTON) was born Abt 1810, , , Pennsylvania; died Aft 1870. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Emilia "Emily" GILLEN was born Abt 1810, , , Pennsylvania (daughter of William GILLEN and Rachel FRAMPTON); died Aft 1870.

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: David Pope, age 40 born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter, Emily Pope age 40 born n Pennsylvania, Melissa Pope age 18 born in Ohio, Harlem Pope age 9, born in Ohio, James Hunter age 16, born in Ohio, Martha Hunter age 12, born in Ohio, John E. Hunter age 8, born in Ohio, George E. Pope age 3, born in Ohio, George Brattam age 18 born in Ohio, Caleb Green age 39, born in Ohio, John S. George age 28, born in New York.

    Residence:
    Living with husband, Joel Stover and several children and running a boarding house.

    Residence:
    Living in the household were Joel Stover age 60 born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter, Emeline Stover age 59 born in Pennsylvania, keeping house, Polly Stover age 16 born in OH, Emma Pope age 19,a school teacher born in Ohio, (a daughter from Emily's marriage to David Pope) John Hunter, age 26, a Steamboat Pilot (a son from her marriage to Isaac C. Hunter).

    Children:
    1. Susan HUNTER was born Abt 1828, , , Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 2. James Gillen HUNTER was born 14 Mar 1832, , , Ohio; died 25 Aug 1884.
    3. Martha HUNTER was born Abt 1838, , , Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Isaac C. HUNTER was born Abt 1839, , , Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. John E. HUNTER was born Abt 1842, , , Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 6.  William Allen BOGGS was born 28 Sep 1815, , Gallia, Ohio (son of Andrew Elliot BOGGS and Hannah Jane BOWEN); died 11 Dec 1899.

    Notes:

    From the book Abstract of Gallia Co. Chancery Records 1835-1852 by Henrietta C.Evans and Mary P. Wood
    Printed November1984 reprinted 1993

    Norman McLeod, Adm. of Andrew E. Boggs v. Widow and Heirs
    Ch. 2, 392-395, May 8, 1845. Lot #6 in Patriot (I believe Patriot was in Gallia Co. - smk)
    Sale of land to settle estate. Hanna Boggs is widow. Heir include infant heirs of Anthony Boggs, Lawrence Co., Moses Boggs of Indiana, Unknown heirs of Mary Wilson, wife of Martin Wilson of Lawrence Co., Lucinda Russell, wife of Thomas Russell of Lawrence Co., Andrew Bogg of Indiana, Bowen Boggs of Lawrence Co., Elliott Boggs of Virginia, William A. Boggs of Lawrence Co., and unknown heirs of Hamilton Boggs of Virginia. Sold to Orson or Orlow McLaflin.



    Residence:
    Living in this household are: William A. Boggs, head, age 36, Laborer, born in OH; Nancy A. Boggs, age 31 born in OH; Anthony B. Boggs age 11 born in OH; Susan C. Boggs age 9 born in OH; Hannah L. Boggs age 7 born in OH; Shannon Boggs age 5 born in OH; Lucinda E. Boggs age 3 born in OH.

    Residence:
    Living in the household are: William A. Boggs, age 64, born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter, his wife Nancy, age 60 born in West VA and their granddaugher, Ada Hunter, age 15 born in Ohio.
    Seventh Ave.

    William married Nancy Delilah LUNSFORD 11 Apr 1839, , Lawrence Co., Ohio. Nancy (daughter of John LUNSFORD and Mary "Polly" Sackville HUDSON) was born 8 Nov 1809, , , Virginia; died 10 Apr 1895, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia; was buried 11 Apr 1895, Huntington, , West Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Nancy Delilah LUNSFORD was born 8 Nov 1809, , , Virginia (daughter of John LUNSFORD and Mary "Polly" Sackville HUDSON); died 10 Apr 1895, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia; was buried 11 Apr 1895, Huntington, , West Virginia.

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Living in this household are: William A. Boggs, head, age 36, Laborer, born in OH; Nancy A. Boggs, age 31 born in OH; Anthony B. Boggs age 11 born in OH; Susan C. Boggs age 9 born in OH; Hannah L. Boggs age 7 born in OH; Shannon Boggs age 5 born in OH; Lucinda E. Boggs age 3 born in OH.

    Residence:
    Living in the household are: William A. Boggs, age 64, born in Ohio, working as a Carpenter, his wife Nancy, age 60 born in West VA and their granddaugher, Ada Hunter, age 15 born in Ohio.
    Seventh Ave.

    Children:
    1. Anthony Bowen BOGGS was born 4 Oct 1839; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 3. Susan Caroline BOGGS was born 4 Aug 1842, Marion, Lawrence, Ohio; died 26 Mar 1913, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio; was buried 28 Mar 1913, Evergreen Cemetery, Miamiville, Clermont, Ohio.
    3. Hannah Letitia BOGGS was born 18 Aug 1843; died 24 Mar 1874.
    4. Shannon BOGGS was born 1845, , , Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Lucinda Estelle BOGGS was born 4 Nov 1847; died Buried in Dublin.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  William GILLEN was born 17 Oct 1782, , Mifflin, Pennsylvania; died 27 May 1841, Burlington, Lawrence, Ohio; was buried Burlington Green Lawn Cemetery, Fayette, Lawrence, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Chesapeake, Ironton's Neighbor
    December 19, 1949
    Submitted by Lorna Marks



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    (Sunday morning's Huntington Herald Advertiser featured a comprehensive history of Chesapeake, O., from settlement to present day. Along with this interesting article, written by Mrs. D. D. HUTCHISON, were pictures of Symmes Creek bridge, the old City of Huntington Ferry, Nazarene church, Schneider funeral home, Gillen Motor Sales and one of the community's first mayors, Tom SMITH. In concluding the story, Mrs. Hutchison thanks Mrs. Margaret KOUNS and Mrs. W. T. MOORE for information and material which went into the article.)

    The settlement of the Chesapeake community dates back a number of years into the early history of Lawrence county. Early records disclose that George W. KOUNS, an immigrant from Pennsylvania, was one of the original settlers in that area and it was a consolidation of many of those scattered settlements that marked the founding of Chesapeake. This first small village was named Kounston and while this name was later dropped the memory of the pioneer still lives in Kouns Chapel.

    The names of William GILLEN, Isaac FRAMPTON and Martin FRAMPTON are recorded as three of the earliest settlers in that neighborhood. Other families that moved to the community in the early years were the BROWNS, CROWS, JOHNSONS, KIMBALLS, JONES, SUITERS, DILLONS, BRAMMERS, BANKS, EGERTONS and EARLES.

    The Frampton, Suiters, Browns, Dillon and Banks homes stand today as landmarks in the community and remind residents of the faith and perseverance of the old families.

    The First Methodist church, built on Mitchell Hill, was destroyed by fire in the early years and it is on this site that the old Mitchell home now stands. The church known as Kouns Chapel was erected in the year 1893 on land owned by the late Andrew KOUNS and this building survived both the 1913 flood and the devastating inundation of 1937.

    Education was never neglected and in 1816 the first school built to accommodate 20 pupils, was erected about a mile from the mouth of Symmes Creek. The crude log structure had a clapboard roof, dirt floor and no windows. A Mrs. WHITEHEAD was the first teacher in the village.

    Consolidation of the Chesapeake special school district with a number of other districts to the Chesapeake Union schools occurred many years later in 1924. The high school building, a modern structure located near the eastern end of the village, served as one of the county's first-grade high schools. This, while the grade schools of Chesapeake and East Chesapeake continued in their former locations.

    The high school building erected in 1924 housed 12 classrooms, two offices, a library, clinic and combination gymnasium-auditorium. This year, 1949, a ten room addition was built on to house grade pupils, first to sixth class. The expansion was necessitated by the closing of two smaller schools in Chesapeake, and while the crowded situation was eased somewhat plans are now underway for the construction of another new high school on the site of the present athletic field.

    The J. H. FRAMPTON store, the blacksmith and wagon shop of W. F. BOOTHE and the Symmes Creek flour mill of P. C. BRAMMER became important local industries in the early days of Rockwood, as the settlement east of the mouth of Symmes Creek, was known for many years. The "Rockwood Crescent" an early newspaper made its' appearance on the scene and was published for a time.

    In 1870 W. G. FRAMPTON began operation of a ferry boat between Maple Grove and the Clayton CRAWFORD home, with the permission of the Lawrence county court. It was in 1875 that the business location was moved to the mouth of Symmes Creek and between that time and 1897 the business changed hands several times. Captain B. T. FLESHER was its last and it was he who operated the "City of Huntington" until 1928. Heirs carried on the business from that time until 1936 when the boat was sunk by ice.

    Flood waters washed away the old wooden bridge over Symmes Creek and in 1875 a one lane metal span was built across the water. Under direction of the State Highway Department a new steel truss was begun in 1932 and this bridge, standing today, was dedicated a year later and opened to traffic.

    Large tracts of land up Symmes Creek were early purchased by the Central Land Company of West Virginia and it was to this that the name of Chesapeake was given. It was at first suggested that this settlement, laid off between Rockwood and Kounston, be named Lawrence City, since no village bore the county name. These three villages grew and it was near the end of the 19th century that businessmen suggested that a town be laid off below the mouth of Symmes Creek. This was incorporated and Tom SMITH, the first mayor, suggested that it be called Chesapeake. As frequently happens the old villages were absorbed and all were incorporated in the name of Chesapeake in 1907.

    Sworn in with the first mayor was the first council, consisting of six men, Powhatan HENSON, F. C. FRAMPTON, J. P. WICKLINE, Hugh MITCHELL, W. F. BOOTHE and P. C. Brammer. They served in their offices for three months until the first election in 1908. H. K. MITCHELL was the first clerk and Kimball GUILEN was the first treasurer.

    Chesapeake at the present time has six Protestant churches and one Catholic church under construction. The latter was begun when on March 12, 1949, the Parish of St. Ann was canonically established by His Excellency, John King Mussio, bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville. The completion of this two story church and annex will fulfill the dream of many Catholic families in the community who heretofore have been forced to travel to Huntington or Ironton to attend mass and other services.

    In 1871 the first post office was established and was located near Symmes Creek bridge where the home of the late J. J. PAUL stands. The office was later moved to King and Gribb's General Merchandise Store, one of the first general stores in that community. The late John WILLIS was postmaster.

    The town's first physician, Dr. Thomas RAMSEY, stayed only a few years and he was followed by J. C. MORRISON, who settled here in 1896. Dr. Morrison died in 1924 after 28 years active labor among the people. His wife and family surviving, still reside in the family home. Another doctor, E. M. MARTINDILL, moved there in 1914 from Crown City and practiced 15 years before ill health forced his retirement. Dr. W. K. MACKEY practiced in these same offices for 23 years until three years ago when he moved to Huntington. At this time Drs. L. S. DILLON and Edgar WILSON are the only physicians practicing. Dr. Ed WARNER, the only dentist, has been established at Chesapeake for some years.

    Chesapeake's first and only drug store was owned by Edgar WILKS, Fred WINTERS and Dr. D. W. HYLE of Huntington. The business is a present operated by C. W. BLOSS.

    The Chesapeake Civic Club in the spring of 1938 established the Community Club House. At that time the group was headed by Mrs. Hugh RARDIN. The log structure was erected on ground leased from the Huntington Elks Lodge and most of the important social events are held here. Officers of the club responsible for the building of the house were: Mrs. Hugh RARDIN, Iven GOODALL, Mrs. Jennie RUSSELL, Mrs. Fred WINTERS, P. F. COMSTOCK, Dr. E. M. MARTINDILL, Jake RARDIN and C. Fred EDWARDS.

    A telephone exchange was established in the year 1915 by Richard CASSIDY. It was located in the Cassidy home on Third Avenue, near the drug store.

    Streets were improved as the community grew. In 1917, the stretch between Chesapeake and Proctorville was paved and Second avenue was paved in 1925 with land owners assessed for the cost. The state highway was improved in 1936 from the Baptist church in the east to the Kouns Chapel in the west end of the village, city water was first piped from Huntington in 1928 and a sewage disposal system was established in 1935.

    The late Mrs. E. E. MYERS, known as the "Mother of the Woman's Clubs" organized the first such club in 1913 and this was federated 1917. The American Home Club and the Junior Woman's Club were later organized and today civic clubs are active with many members belonging to the Lions, Junior Order of Mechanics, American Legion, V.F.W., and two active Parent Teachers associations.

    Gas was supplied residents by Bob FAULKNER of Proctorville, first agent of the United Fuel Gas Company in 1914. It was not until 1931 however that electricity was available for the homes of the community. At that time A. C. SINGER established the Chesapeake Electric Company which rapidly expanded until 1936, when it was sold to the Ohio Power and Electric Company, its present operators.

    The Chesapeake Ford Agency, Gillen Motor Sales dates back to 1920. Hugh GILLEN, the present owner and his father and brother, the late Hunter and Garland GILLEN, are well established, having sold Ford cars from the same corner on Third avenue for thirty years. Russell A. (Red) EARLES, owner and operator of the Earles Motor Sales, who for many years had the Dodge and Plymouth agency, began business in 1938.

    The late J. E. SCHNEIDER, a merchant from Getaway, O., began in 1897 to sell coffins along with his general merchandise. Becoming interested in the undertaking profession he abandoned general merchandising and obtained a license as mortician. Joined by his son, Jake SCHNEIDER, in 1929, he established the first funeral home in Lawrence county, at Chesapeake. Another son joined the business in 1939. J. R. SCHNEIDER died in 1940 and in 1942 a gas explosion destroyed the building housing the business. The business was moved to the home of Mr. And Mrs. Jake Schneider and it is here that the business is carried on today. The original home was enlarged and today offers facilities comparable to any in the tri-state.

    Sponsored by the Chesapeake Woman's Club, with Mrs. Frank SMITH as president, the Chesapeake Library was opened in 1933 located in the Lower school building. People interested in a new and finer library met this year with Miss Marion JAMES, Lawrence county librarian and discussed plans for the construction of a new building. The structure is to be erected in the old Elementary school lot by William SCHNEIDER, with the rental to be paid by the various civic organizations.

    Chesapeake has grown through the years from a scattered settlement into a modern town. Residents may buy in self-service markets, fountains and lunch rooms. Several electrical appliance stores have been established as have a hardware store, laundry and ice delivery service. A barber shop, shoe repair shop, antique store, radio repair shop, beauty shop, cleaning and pressing shops and welding shop serve the people.

    There is no shortage of gasoline stations and four are situated on the four corners of the approach to the Chesapeake-Huntington bridge.

    Buses, operated by the Ohio Valley Bus Lines, run through Chesapeake to South Point, O. and Proctorville and residents may travel to Huntington within a matter of minutes. Hundreds of new homes have been erected in the thriving community in the past few years and present a marked contrast to the early settlement which consisted of twelve homes. The present population is approximately 4,000 but with the facilities available and the opportunities offered residents of the community are confident that their town can look forward to expansion and prosperity.

    William married Rachel FRAMPTON 28 Feb 1804, , Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Rachel (daughter of John FRAMPTON and Anna Barbara MARTIN) was born 11 Nov 1781, Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania; died 1 Nov 1855, Possibly Union Township, Lawrence Cnty, Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Rachel FRAMPTON was born 11 Nov 1781, Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania (daughter of John FRAMPTON and Anna Barbara MARTIN); died 1 Nov 1855, Possibly Union Township, Lawrence Cnty, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Chesapeake, Ironton's Neighbor
    December 19, 1949
    Submitted by Lorna Marks

    (Sunday morning's Huntington Herald Advertiser featured a comprehensive history of Chesapeake, O., from settlement to present day. Along with this interesting article, written by Mrs. D. D. HUTCHISON, were pictures of Symmes Creek bridge, the old City of Huntington Ferry, Nazarene church, Schneider funeral home, Gillen Motor Sales and one of the community's first mayors, Tom SMITH. In concluding the story, Mrs. Hutchison thanks Mrs. Margaret KOUNS and Mrs. W. T. MOORE for information and material which went into the article.)

    The settlement of the Chesapeake community dates back a number of years into the early history of Lawrence county. Early records disclose that George W. KOUNS, an immigrant from Pennsylvania, was one of the original settlers in that area and it was a consolidation of many of those scattered settlements that marked the founding of Chesapeake. This first small village was named Kounston and while this name was later dropped the memory of the pioneer still lives in Kouns Chapel.

    The names of William GILLEN, Isaac FRAMPTON and Martin FRAMPTON are recorded as three of the earliest settlers in that neighborhood. Other families that moved to the community in the early years were the BROWNS, CROWS, JOHNSONS, KIMBALLS, JONES, SUITERS, DILLONS, BRAMMERS, BANKS, EGERTONS and EARLES.

    The Frampton, Suiters, Browns, Dillon and Banks homes stand today as landmarks in the community and remind residents of the faith and perseverance of the old families.

    The First Methodist church, built on Mitchell Hill, was destroyed by fire in the early years and it is on this site that the old Mitchell home now stands. The church known as Kouns Chapel was erected in the year 1893 on land owned by the late Andrew KOUNS and this building survived both the 1913 flood and the devastating inundation of 1937.

    Education was never neglected and in 1816 the first school built to accommodate 20 pupils, was erected about a mile from the mouth of Symmes Creek. The crude log structure had a clapboard roof, dirt floor and no windows. A Mrs. WHITEHEAD was the first teacher in the village.

    Consolidation of the Chesapeake special school district with a number of other districts to the Chesapeake Union schools occurred many years later in 1924. The high school building, a modern structure located near the eastern end of the village, served as one of the county's first-grade high schools. This, while the grade schools of Chesapeake and East Chesapeake continued in their former locations.

    The high school building erected in 1924 housed 12 classrooms, two offices, a library, clinic and combination gymnasium-auditorium. This year, 1949, a ten room addition was built on to house grade pupils, first to sixth class. The expansion was necessitated by the closing of two smaller schools in Chesapeake, and while the crowded situation was eased somewhat plans are now underway for the construction of another new high school on the site of the present athletic field.

    The J. H. FRAMPTON store, the blacksmith and wagon shop of W. F. BOOTHE and the Symmes Creek flour mill of P. C. BRAMMER became important local industries in the early days of Rockwood, as the settlement east of the mouth of Symmes Creek, was known for many years. The "Rockwood Crescent" an early newspaper made its' appearance on the scene and was published for a time.

    In 1870 W. G. FRAMPTON began operation of a ferry boat between Maple Grove and the Clayton CRAWFORD home, with the permission of the Lawrence county court. It was in 1875 that the business location was moved to the mouth of Symmes Creek and between that time and 1897 the business changed hands several times. Captain B. T. FLESHER was its last and it was he who operated the "City of Huntington" until 1928. Heirs carried on the business from that time until 1936 when the boat was sunk by ice.

    Flood waters washed away the old wooden bridge over Symmes Creek and in 1875 a one lane metal span was built across the water. Under direction of the State Highway Department a new steel truss was begun in 1932 and this bridge, standing today, was dedicated a year later and opened to traffic.

    Large tracts of land up Symmes Creek were early purchased by the Central Land Company of West Virginia and it was to this that the name of Chesapeake was given. It was at first suggested that this settlement, laid off between Rockwood and Kounston, be named Lawrence City, since no village bore the county name. These three villages grew and it was near the end of the 19th century that businessmen suggested that a town be laid off below the mouth of Symmes Creek. This was incorporated and Tom SMITH, the first mayor, suggested that it be called Chesapeake. As frequently happens the old villages were absorbed and all were incorporated in the name of Chesapeake in 1907.

    Sworn in with the first mayor was the first council, consisting of six men, Powhatan HENSON, F. C. FRAMPTON, J. P. WICKLINE, Hugh MITCHELL, W. F. BOOTHE and P. C. Brammer. They served in their offices for three months until the first election in 1908. H. K. MITCHELL was the first clerk and Kimball GUILEN was the first treasurer.

    Chesapeake at the present time has six Protestant churches and one Catholic church under construction. The latter was begun when on March 12, 1949, the Parish of St. Ann was canonically established by His Excellency, John King Mussio, bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville. The completion of this two story church and annex will fulfill the dream of many Catholic families in the community who heretofore have been forced to travel to Huntington or Ironton to attend mass and other services.

    In 1871 the first post office was established and was located near Symmes Creek bridge where the home of the late J. J. PAUL stands. The office was later moved to King and Gribb's General Merchandise Store, one of the first general stores in that community. The late John WILLIS was postmaster.

    The town's first physician, Dr. Thomas RAMSEY, stayed only a few years and he was followed by J. C. MORRISON, who settled here in 1896. Dr. Morrison died in 1924 after 28 years active labor among the people. His wife and family surviving, still reside in the family home. Another doctor, E. M. MARTINDILL, moved there in 1914 from Crown City and practiced 15 years before ill health forced his retirement. Dr. W. K. MACKEY practiced in these same offices for 23 years until three years ago when he moved to Huntington. At this time Drs. L. S. DILLON and Edgar WILSON are the only physicians practicing. Dr. Ed WARNER, the only dentist, has been established at Chesapeake for some years.

    Chesapeake's first and only drug store was owned by Edgar WILKS, Fred WINTERS and Dr. D. W. HYLE of Huntington. The business is a present operated by C. W. BLOSS.

    The Chesapeake Civic Club in the spring of 1938 established the Community Club House. At that time the group was headed by Mrs. Hugh RARDIN. The log structure was erected on ground leased from the Huntington Elks Lodge and most of the important social events are held here. Officers of the club responsible for the building of the house were: Mrs. Hugh RARDIN, Iven GOODALL, Mrs. Jennie RUSSELL, Mrs. Fred WINTERS, P. F. COMSTOCK, Dr. E. M. MARTINDILL, Jake RARDIN and C. Fred EDWARDS.

    A telephone exchange was established in the year 1915 by Richard CASSIDY. It was located in the Cassidy home on Third Avenue, near the drug store.

    Streets were improved as the community grew. In 1917, the stretch between Chesapeake and Proctorville was paved and Second avenue was paved in 1925 with land owners assessed for the cost. The state highway was improved in 1936 from the Baptist church in the east to the Kouns Chapel in the west end of the village, city water was first piped from Huntington in 1928 and a sewage disposal system was established in 1935.

    The late Mrs. E. E. MYERS, known as the "Mother of the Woman's Clubs" organized the first such club in 1913 and this was federated 1917. The American Home Club and the Junior Woman's Club were later organized and today civic clubs are active with many members belonging to the Lions, Junior Order of Mechanics, American Legion, V.F.W., and two active Parent Teachers associations.

    Gas was supplied residents by Bob FAULKNER of Proctorville, first agent of the United Fuel Gas Company in 1914. It was not until 1931 however that electricity was available for the homes of the community. At that time A. C. SINGER established the Chesapeake Electric Company which rapidly expanded until 1936, when it was sold to the Ohio Power and Electric Company, its present operators.

    The Chesapeake Ford Agency, Gillen Motor Sales dates back to 1920. Hugh GILLEN, the present owner and his father and brother, the late Hunter and Garland GILLEN, are well established, having sold Ford cars from the same corner on Third avenue for thirty years. Russell A. (Red) EARLES, owner and operator of the Earles Motor Sales, who for many years had the Dodge and Plymouth agency, began business in 1938.

    The late J. E. SCHNEIDER, a merchant from Getaway, O., began in 1897 to sell coffins along with his general merchandise. Becoming interested in the undertaking profession he abandoned general merchandising and obtained a license as mortician. Joined by his son, Jake SCHNEIDER, in 1929, he established the first funeral home in Lawrence county, at Chesapeake. Another son joined the business in 1939. J. R. SCHNEIDER died in 1940 and in 1942 a gas explosion destroyed the building housing the business. The business was moved to the home of Mr. And Mrs. Jake Schneider and it is here that the business is carried on today. The original home was enlarged and today offers facilities comparable to any in the tri-state.

    Sponsored by the Chesapeake Woman's Club, with Mrs. Frank SMITH as president, the Chesapeake Library was opened in 1933 located in the Lower school building. People interested in a new and finer library met this year with Miss Marion JAMES, Lawrence county librarian and discussed plans for the construction of a new building. The structure is to be erected in the old Elementary school lot by William SCHNEIDER, with the rental to be paid by the various civic organizations.

    Chesapeake has grown through the years from a scattered settlement into a modern town. Residents may buy in self-service markets, fountains and lunch rooms. Several electrical appliance stores have been established as have a hardware store, laundry and ice delivery service. A barber shop, shoe repair shop, antique store, radio repair shop, beauty shop, cleaning and pressing shops and welding shop serve the people.

    There is no shortage of gasoline stations and four are situated on the four corners of the approach to the Chesapeake-Huntington bridge.

    Buses, operated by the Ohio Valley Bus Lines, run through Chesapeake to South Point, O. and Proctorville and residents may travel to Huntington within a matter of minutes. Hundreds of new homes have been erected in the thriving community in the past few years and present a marked contrast to the early settlement which consisted of twelve homes. The present population is approximately 4,000 but with the facilities available and the opportunities offered residents of the community are confident that their town can look forward to expansion and prosperity.


    Residence:
    Living in this household are: Rachel Gillen age 67, born in PA, Isaac Gillen age 25 a farmer born in OH. Rachel would be a widow, as her husband William Gillen died in 1841.

    Children:
    1. Rachel GILLEN died Yes, date unknown.
    2. John GILLEN was born Cal 17 Oct 1804, , , Pennsylvania; died 29 Nov 1880; was buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois.
    3. Ann GILLEN was born 30 Mar 1806, , , Pennsylvania; died 4 Oct 1865, Burlington, Lawrence, Ohio.
    4. Sarah GILLEN was born 12 Oct 1808, , , Pennsylvania; died 19 Jun 1878, Fayette, Lawrence, Ohio; was buried Woodland Cem., Lawrence Co., OH.
    5. 5. Emilia "Emily" GILLEN was born Abt 1810, , , Pennsylvania; died Aft 1870.
    6. Martin GILLEN was born Cal 12 Jun 1811, Possibly Pennsylvania; died 13 May 1879, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio.
    7. Mary Jane GILLEN was born 5 Jun 1819, , , Ohio; died 8 Oct 1844.
    8. Elijah Fisher GILLEN was born 21 Aug 1821; died 11 May 1896, Proctorville, Lawrence, Ohio; was buried Rome Proctorville Cemetery, Proctorville, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    9. Isaac Fisher GILLEN was born 23 May 1823, Burlington, Lawrence, Ohio; died 23 Jan 1907, , Lawrence Co., Ohio; was buried Probably Union Hill Cemetery in Lawrence County, Ohio.

  3. 12.  Andrew Elliot BOGGS was born 1768, , , Pennsylvania (son of Francis BOGGS and Martha ELLIOT); died 20 Aug 1840, Perry Township, Gallia, Ohio.

    Notes:

    From the book Abstract of Gallia Co. Chancery Records 1835-1852 by Henrietta C.Evans and Mary P. Wood
    Printed November1984 reprinted 1993

    Norman McLeod, Adm. of Andrew E. Boggs v. Widow and Heirs

    Ch. 2, 392-395, May 8, 1845. Lot #6 in Patriot (I believe Patriot was in Gallia Co. - smk)
    Sale of land to settle estate. Hanna Boggs is widow. Heir include infant heirs of Anthony Boggs, Lawrence Co., Moses Boggs of Indiana, Unknown heirs of Mary Wilson, wife of Martin Wilson of Lawrence Co., Lucinda Russell, wife of Thomas Russell of Lawrence Co., Andrew Bogg of Indiana, Bowen Boggs of Lawrence Co., Elliott Boggs of Virginia, William A. Boggs of Lawrence Co., and unknown heirs of Hamilton Boggs of Virginia. Sold to Orson or Orlow McLaflin.

    Andrew married Hannah Jane BOWEN 6 Jan or Jul 1794, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia. Hannah (daughter of Anthony BOWEN and Alice HAMILTON) was born 1778, Greenbrier, Virginia; died Aft 1845, , Lawrence Co., Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Hannah Jane BOWEN was born 1778, Greenbrier, Virginia (daughter of Anthony BOWEN and Alice HAMILTON); died Aft 1845, , Lawrence Co., Ohio.

    Notes:

    From the book Abstract of Gallia Co. Chancery Records 1835-1852 by Henrietta C.Evans and Mary P. Wood
    Printed November1984 reprinted 1993

    Norman McLeod, Adm. of Andrew E. Boggs v. Widow and Heirs
    Ch. 2, 392-395, May 8, 1845. Lot #6 in Patriot (I believe Patriot was in Gallia Co. - smk)
    Sale of land to settle estate. Hanna Boggs is widow. Heir include infant heirs of Anthony Boggs, Lawrence Co., Moses Boggs of Indiana, Unknown heirs of Mary Wilson, wife of Martin Wilson of Lawrence Co., Lucinda Russell, wife of Thomas Russell of Lawrence Co., Andrew Bogg of Indiana, Bowen Boggs of Lawrence Co., Elliott Boggs of Virginia, William A. Boggs of Lawrence Co., and unknown heirs of Hamilton Boggs of Virginia. Sold to Orson or Orlow McLaflin.

    Children:
    1. Anthony BOGGS was born Abt 1794, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Moses Mann BOGGS was born Abt 1796, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died Abt 1848, , Warren Co., Indiana.
    3. Mary BOGGS was born Abt 1798, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died Abt 1842, , Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    4. Hamilton BOGGS was born Abt 1800, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died Abt 1842, , Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    5. Andrew B. BOGGS was born Abt 1805, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died Abt 1839, , Vermillion Co., Illinois.
    6. Lucinda BOGGS was born 16 Dec 1808, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died 20 May 1882, , Lawrence Co., Ohio; was buried Russell Cemetery, , Lawrence, Ohio.
    7. Susan M. BOGGS was born 29 Nov 1810, , Greenbriar Co., Virginia; died 30 Mar 1886, , Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    8. Elliott H. BOGGS was born Abt 1811, Perry Township, Gallia, Ohio; died Sep 1882, , Ringold Co., Iowa.
    9. 6. William Allen BOGGS was born 28 Sep 1815, , Gallia, Ohio; died 11 Dec 1899.
    10. Robert Bowen BOGGS was born Abt 1821, , Gallia, Ohio; died 21 May 1900, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana.

  5. 14.  John LUNSFORD was born 5 May 1794, , , Virginia (son of Reuben LUNSFORD and Mary Margaret DENNISON); died 17 May 1858, Windsor, Lawrence, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: John Lunsford, age 56 born in VA, Farmer; Mary, age 54 born in VA, Martha age 20 born in OH, Amanda age 18 born in OH, Jackson age 17 born in OH, Sarah age 15 born in OH, Elijah age 12 born in OH, Thomas age 10 born in OH and Reuben age 2 born in OH.
    The next family enumerated on the page is William Lunsford age 32 born in VA, a Laborer Sarah age 25 born in VA, and their three daughters Elizabeth age 5 born in VA, May age 3 born in VA and Amanda age 1 born in VA. and George Lunsford age 22 born in VA.

    John — Mary "Polly" Sackville HUDSON. Mary (daughter of Richard H. HUDSON and Elizabeth REDDEN) was born 10 Jun 1796, , , Virginia; died 28 Jun 1871, , Lawrence Co., Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Mary "Polly" Sackville HUDSON was born 10 Jun 1796, , , Virginia (daughter of Richard H. HUDSON and Elizabeth REDDEN); died 28 Jun 1871, , Lawrence Co., Ohio.

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Living in this household were: John Lunsford, age 56 born in VA, Farmer; Mary, age 54 born in VA, Martha age 20 born in OH, Amanda age 18 born in OH, Jackson age 17 born in OH, Sarah age 15 born in OH, Elijah age 12 born in OH, Thomas age 10 born in OH and Reuben age 2 born in OH.
    The next family enumerated on the page is William Lunsford age 32 born in VA, a Laborer Sarah age 25 born in VA, and their three daughters Elizabeth age 5 born in VA, May age 3 born in VA and Amanda age 1 born in VA. and George Lunsford age 22 born in VA.

    Children:
    1. Levine LUNSFORD died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 7. Nancy Delilah LUNSFORD was born 8 Nov 1809, , , Virginia; died 10 Apr 1895, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia; was buried 11 Apr 1895, Huntington, , West Virginia.
    3. Andrew LUNSFORD was born Abt 1815; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. William LUNSFORD was born 16 Mar 1816, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died 20 May 1887, , Montgomery, Ohio.
    5. Melvina LUNSFORD was born Abt 1817; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Margaret LUNSFORD was born 14 Feb 1818, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Richard LUNSFORD was born 8 Oct 1821, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died 7 Apr 1897, Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia.
    8. Susannah "Susan" LUNSFORD was born 10 Aug 1823, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Elizabeth LUNSFORD was born 17 Aug 1827, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    10. Martha LUNSFORD was born 24 Jul 1829, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    11. Amanda LUNSFORD was born 10 Sep 1831, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died Yes, date unknown.
    12. Andrew Jackson LUNSFORD was born 18 May 1833, , Lawrence Co., Ohio; died 28 Apr 1922, Beavercreek, Greene, Ohio; was buried 30 Apr 1922, Mt. Zion Cemetery, , Pike Co., Ohio.
    13. Sally Sarah LUNSFORD was born 6 Jan 1835, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died 27 Dec 1899.
    14. Elijah LUNSFORD was born 7 Jan 1838, , Lawrence Co., Ohio; died 9 Apr 1886; was buried Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Scottown, Lawrence, Ohio.
    15. Thomas J. LUNSFORD was born 12 Jan 1840, Mason Township, Warren, Ohio; died 18 Jan 1865.
    16. Reuben LUNSFORD was born Abt 1848, Buckeye Creek, , Ohio; died Probably 24 Oct 1923, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio; was buried Sugar Creek Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio.