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Gallia County Ohio Obituaries Extracted From The Gallipolis Journal, Gallipolis, Ohio, 1855

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1855 Obituaries from the Gallipolis Journal, in Gallipolis, Gallia County Ohio.

BADGLEY, George Obituary

Deceased, in Springfield township, Gallia county, Ohio, August 1st, George Badgley, aged 55 years. Mr. B. was born in Ontario county, N. Y., in 1800, and removed to this State and county in 1827. In 1824 he was married to Rebecca, daughter of N. Eddy, and by this union had nine children. His wife Rebecca died in 1842. He was again united in marriage, (13 years since) to Angeline, daughter of Wm. Weed, and by this union had eight children. All of his off spring survive him. He experienced a change of heart at the age of 33, under the preaching of Rev. Elijah Fields, and united with the Methodist Episcopal connection. In this connection he held the station of class leader, to the acceptance of the society. He afterwards joined the Regular Baptist connection, being baptized into the fellowship of the Springfield Church by Elder Lemuel Petry. He was elected deacon and trustee of this Church, and held these stations at the time of his death.---He was prostrated by an attack of the Typhoid fever, and after seven weeks of intense pain, yielded his spirit to Him who gave it. He was respected and esteemed as a christian and citizen, and beloved as a father, husband and friend. In his lucid moments, though sorrowing at the thought of meeting his Savior in glory. A discourse was delivered by Elder Levi McDaniel, when his mortal remains were committed to the dust, there to await "That resurection word! that shout of victory! O grave, where is thy triumph now? And where, O death, thy sting?" [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), August 16, 1855 August 16, 1855]

BEARD, James Obituary

DIED. In this town, on Thursday evening last, Mr. James Beard, in the 53d year of his age.

The deceased was born in Beaver county, Pa., March 25th, 1802, and emigrated to Ohio in 1822, where he married Miss Cornelia Lightburn, of Youngstown, in Trumbull county. He afterwards located in Pt. Pleasant, Va., in 1831, from thence to Green township, in this county, and in October, 1839, removed to Gallipolis, where he remained up to the time of his death. He was the father of eight children, five of whom are now living. He leaves an aged widow, five children and eight grand-children to mourn his loss. His remains were taken to the M. E. Church, on Sabbath afternoon, and from thence to their last resting place, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), February 01, 1855]

BING, Mary Obituary

DIED. At the residence of James Blake, in this place, Mary, widow of the late Samuel Bing, aged 78. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), August 30, 1855]

BING, Mary Obituary

MRS. MARY BING, wife of Samuel Bing, deceased, was a native of Augusta county, Virginia, and emigrated to Ohio in the year 1805, about fifty years ago. On her arrival in this State, she found it nearly an unbroken forest, and inhabited by the red man of the forest. Having shared the toil and peril of emigants she was finally settled upon a farm not far from the mouth of Campaign creek. Here she raised a family of children all of whom have settled in life. Mrs. B., enjoyed generally good health and had been blessed with an iron constitution.

She was a kind and affectionate Mother, and a good neighbor. Her sickness was of short duration having been suddenly struck with the hand of death. It was my privilege to visit her at her son-in-law's Mr. James Blake, where on the 26th of August she finished her earthly course in her 79th year.

As she awoke from sleep, and as her reason seemed restored, I asked her if she was trusting in the Savior, she responded "yes!"

Thus has passed away one much beloved and esteemed. May this affecting dispensation of Providence prove to her children, grandchildren and friends a blessing. E. V. BING. Gallipolis, Sept. 20, 1855. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 11, 1855]

BOGGS, A. Obituary

DIED. On board Steamboat Latrobe, at Keokuk, Iowa, June 5th, 1855, A. Boggs, of Gallia Co., near Gallipolis, Ohio.

He had in his possession two boxes, and also a pocket book containing a promissory note drawn by Christopher Morier, and payable to James Boggs for $22.50. His relations can get his effects by applying to J. H. Langley & Co., Rock Island, Ill. He has a son living about forty miles from Rock Island.--Rock Island (Ill.) Republican. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), June 28, 1855]

COLWELL, Jacob Obituary

DIED. On the12th ult., at his residence in Morgan township, Mr. Jacob Colwell, aged 64 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.)y, July 26, 1855]

DeFOOR, Margaret R. Obituary

DIED. On the 22d ult., Mrs. Margaret R., wife of James M. Defoor, of disease of the lungs. She was born February 4, 1827. Her parents being religious, and members of the M. E. Church, early taught her the principles of their holy religion; which principles she embraced when about the age of twenty. The hope of heaven appeared to brighten, as the hour of death drew near. And to those who witnessed her departure, there was not the least shadow of a doubt, but her death was most emphatically the death of the righteous.

She was born and raised near the town of Patriot, Gallia county, Ohio, and leaves a kind husband and one daughter to lament her loss. But their loss is her eternal gain. J. M. DEFOOR. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), February 08, 1855]

DONNALLY, Andrew Obituary

DIED. In Green township, in this county, on the 30th ult., after a protracted illness, Mr. Andrew Donnally, in the one hundredth year of his age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), November 08, 1855]

ERRETT, Mary Obituary

DIED. In this town, of consumption, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Mary Errett, aged about 55 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), June 21, 1855]

FISHER, John A. Obituary

DIED. On the 2d ult., after a short illness, Mr. John A. Fisher, of Huntington township, aged 59 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), March 01, 1855]

GARDNER, S.T. Obituary

DIED. In Gallipolis township, on Sunday last, Mr. S. T.Gardner, aged about 60 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 11, 1855]

GATES, Moses Obituary

On Monday evening, while several gentlemen were seated upon the steps, in front of the residence of Mr. Solomon Hayward, Mr. Moses Gates was taken with an apoplectic fit. Fortunately Dr. Morgan was present and rendered timely aid, and in a short time with assistance, he was enabled to walk home.

P. S. We stop the press to make the melancholly announcement that Mr. Gates has breathed his last. He died Tuesday evening, about 9 o'clock. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 02, 1855]

GRIMES, Elizabeth Obituary

From an unavoidable circumstance the publication of the following notice has been delayed.

Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes, consort of John Grimes is no more. She departed this life on the 14th of June, 1854, aged 64 years and 2 months. Her disease was typhoid fever, and from the first created alarming symptoms. Medical aid was resorted to and every thing done to save her, but all failed. The deceased was a native of Pocahontas county, Virginia, and came to the State of Ohio in April, 1848. She was the mother of seven children, four sons and three daughters, all of whom are dead except two daughters. Her temper was quick and independent, like the steel and flint when much enforced shows a hasty spark, but soon is cold again.---She joined the Methodist E. church when young, and was a regular member in good standing for upwards of 40 years in Virginia. Her door was always open to the ministry and she took much delight in their company. She has the promise laid down in the Scriptures, which reads as follows: "And whosoever shall give drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." And now we trust that herself and four sons and daughter are with Lazarus and in company with Abraham, "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." "O that I may die the death of the righteous and let my end be like theirs." She has left behind her two disconsolate daughters and her lonely husband to mourn their sad misfortune but we trust their misfortune is her eternal gain.

When I awake and shall behold his face, In righteousness I shall besatisfied; When I awake in his blessed likeness, My savior shall my life restore, And raise me from this dark abode, My soul and flesh shall part no more, But dwell forever near my God. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 25, 1855]


DIED---In this town, on the 2d inst., Anna, youngest daughter of John and Ann Hutsinpillar, aged 22 months. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), August 16, 1855]

LANGLEY, Charles Lewis Obituary


DIED. In this town, on the 29th ult., little Charles Lewis, infant son of Richard and Sarah B. Langley, aged one year eight months and twenty-one days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), February 08, 1855]

LANGLEY, Langley (Infant son) Obituary

DIED. In this town, on Monday last, an infant son of Richard and Sarah B. Langley. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), February 01, 1855]

LOCKS, John Obituary

ACCIDENTAL DEATH. On Monday morning last Mr. John Locks, in Addison township, fell from the hay-loft of his barn and struck upon an empty barrel below, from the effects of which he died on Tuesday morning. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), January 04, 1855]

McCARLEY, Sarah C. Obituary

DIED. At the residence of her mother, in Harrisburg, Raccoon township, on the 17th of November last, Miss Sarah C. McCarley, aged 21 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), January 04, 1855]

McCLURG, James Obituary

DEAD. Mr. James McClurg, the gentleman that received the injuries at the lower paper mill, by being caught in the governor band, died on Wednesday last from the effects thereof. He was within one day of being 55 years of age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), July 19, 1855]

McDANIEL, Mary E. Obituary

Mary E. McDaniel, wife of James Harvey McDaniel, was born March 15th, 1827, near Gallipolis, Gallia County, O., and died in Patriot, May 13th, 1855, age 28 years, 1 month and 2 days. She was early taught morality and the fear of God. About eight years before her death she united with the M. E. Church as a seeker of Religion. Soon after she professed to obtain peace with God; yet her evidence was not at first clear and satisfactory. But about four years previous to her death, she obtained an undoubted evidence of her acceptance through faith in Christ.

From that time until her death she held fast her integrity. Her piety and Christian virtues shown brightest in the private circle. She was kind and obliging to her neighbors--loving and affectionate in a high degree in the family circle. Her end was not only peaceful, but triumphant. She bore her afflictions, which were short but severe, with great patience--talked clear and calmly about death, and gave directions for the future very deliberately. It cost a struggle to leave her little son; but after giving the farewell kiss, aided by a friend, she raised him as if handing him away, exclaiming, '"here Lord take him and keep him thou forever." The last chord which bound her to earth seemed then severed, and she seemed anxious to be gone. She has left an affectionate companion--a little son about 2 years old, and numerous friends and relatives to mourn her loss.

But their loss is her eternal gain. Glory be to God for the Christians hope. May God sanctify this affliction to the good of all her surviving friends. M. L. KING. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), June 28, 1855]

MORTON, Ann Obituary

DIED. At her residence in Green township, on the 2d ult., after a short illness, Mrs. Ann Morton, widow of Capt. Thomas T. Morton, in the 66th year of her age. She leaves a family of four sons and two daughters, also many friends to mourn her departure from earth. Through her death the family have sustained a great loss in losing a good parent, whose counsels and precepts have ever been for their welfare. Through her death a home has been rendered desolate, where her voice is never more to be heard, and her accustomed seat in the household is ever more to be left vacant.

The subject of this notice was born April 13th, 1789, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, under the English dominions, from which place she was taken, when six weeks old, by her parents to the city of New York, and there resided until the spring of 1819. She then with her husband and four children removed to Gallia county, and settled on the farm where she continued to reside up to the time of her death.

She sleeps--no smile illumes her eyes, Now closed forever from its weeping; Her cheeks have lost their wonted dye, She sleeps the sleep that knows no waking. The storm that wrecks the wintry sky No more disturbs her deep repose, No vision haunts her slumbers now, She wakes no more from death's cold sleeping. She sleeps, and earth must close around Her narrow bed till earth be riven, And the last trump of God shall sound, To call her slumbering dust to heaven. M. M. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), February 01, 1855]

NEAL, Henry F. Obituary

DIED. On Saturday, 20th, of typhoid fever, Henry F., son of John C. and Fannie R. Neal, aged 1 year. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 25, 1855]

RANDALL, Christopher Obituary

DIED. In this town on Tuesday last, after a short illness, Christopher Randall, aged about 40 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), January 4, 1855]

REGNIER, Edwin Obituary

DIED. On Sunday morning, about 2 o'clock, Edwin, youngest son of the late Julius Regnier of this place, in the 4th year of his age. "Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to heaven conveyed, And bade it blossom there." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), February 1, 1855]

RICHARDS, Mr. J. Obituary

DIED. On Saturday evening of cholera morbus, after a few hours illness, Mr. J. Richards, watch maker, aged about 55 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), May 31, 1855 May 31, 1855]

RODGERS, John Obituary

DIED. At his residence in this county, on the 31st ult., after a protracted illness, Mr. John Rodgers, in the 84th year of his age. Mr. R. was a farmer and resided in this county fifty-three years. As a gentleman and an upright man, he was esteemed highly by those who knew him, and he went down to his grave full of honors and of years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), September 13, 1855]

ROTHGEB, Reuben Obituary

DIED. At the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Daniel Mauck, on Thursday morning last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Reuben Rothgeb, aged 39 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 04, 1855]

SHALLCROSS, Joseph Obituary

DIED. At Bladensburg, Gallia Co., Ohio, on Thursday, 18th inst., Joseph Shallcross, infant son of Joseph and Emily F. Shallcross, aged 14 months and 27 days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 25, 1855]

TUPPER, Bethia S. Obituary

DIED. In this town on Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Bethia S. Tupper, aged about 80 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), October 11, 1855]

WARD, John Obituary

In Harrison tp., on the 30th ult., after a short illness, John Ward, aged about 30 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), January 4, 1855]

WILLIAMS, Harry Obituary

DIED. On the 11th inst., of scarlet fever, Harry, son of David and Hester Ann Williams, aged 18 months. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), April 19, 1855]

WILLIAMS, James Obituary

James Williams, the subject of this memoir, was born in Greenbrier county, Va., on the 29th of February, 1796. At about the age of 21 he removed to Walnut township, in this county. He closed his earthly pilgrimage on the 30th ult., aged 56 years 10 months and one day.

From his early youth he was strictly moral and was taught to fear God.--Soon after his marriage he united with the M. E. Church, in which he lived a consistent and useful member until death. He had buried a wife and four children, and after suffering several months with consumption, with an enlightened and lively hope, through the atoning merits of Christ, of eternal life, he passed away from earth, leaving an aged mother, six children and numerous friends to mourn their loss. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." M. L. KING [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), January 4, 1855]