West Virginia Pioneers

Hannah Berry

Female - 1822

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  • Name Hannah Berry 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1822  Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29266  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Family George Warth,   d. 1812, Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1769  [1

    • John House, "Pioneers of Jackson County":
      One account says that three brothers by the name of Warth came to the Colony in 1800 or 1801. The names Alexander, John and George are given. However, since Robert, a brother of John Warth, was killed by the Indians on Harmer Hill, Marietta, while the Warths were acting as scouts and guards for the colony, there at Fort Harmer, I conclude that four brothers in all must have come to this section.

      Larkin's Pioneer History of Meigs Co, OH
      LETTER, 1882.

      "During the Indian war there came to the stockade in
      Marietta a family named George Warth, his wife and two
      daughters and five sons, namely: John, George, Robert,
      Martin, and Alexander. They came from Virginia, brought
      up in the woods and were all fine hunters. John and George
      were employed as rangers, or spies for Fort Harmar. The
      family lived in a log house on the first bottom between the
      river and the garrison built by the United States troops for the
      artificers to work in. George Warth married Ruth Fleehart,
      and John Warth married Sally Fleehart, sisters to Joshua Fleehart,
      and Robert Warth married a daughter of a French widow
      named Lallance, who came from France with two children, a
      son and this daughter, and who were in the stockade at the time
      when Robert Warth was killed by the Indians. He left a young
      widow and one child, Robert Warth, afterwards a noted
      merchant of Gallipolis. The family were illiterate, but pos-
      sessed keen, clear intellectual faculties, which were improved
      in later years by whatever opportunities were afforded for
      Mr. Paul Fearing taught John Warth the rudiments of his
      education, which he cultivated so that at the close of Indian
      hostilities, having settled on lands in West Virginia, Jackson
      county, long known as Warth's bottom, he filled several offices
      for the government and was a magistrate for a number of
      years. He was also the owner of slaves. George Warth
      owned a piece of land in Meigs county, on the Ohio river,
      opposite the present town of Ravenswood, West Virginia.
      He, with his brother John, carried the first mails from Mari-
      etta to Gallipolis, in canoes. They went armed with rifles,
      carried provisions for their journey, traveling chiefly at night
      to avoid Indian encounters. George Warth was a hunter of
      wild animals, his greatest success during life. He had a
      family of sons and daughters-Robert Warth and Alexander
      Warth, Clara, Sally, Hannah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Drusilla.
      He lived and died in his cabin on the banks of the Ohio, a
      poor man in what the world calls wealth, yet all of the hero
      is due to his name, for brave and fearless protection of the
      helpless in times of peril.
      The son, Robert Warth, married Mary Johnson, and lived as a
      farmer in Jackson county, West Virginia, and died in
      Alexander Warth was a boatman, married in Louisville,
      Kentucky, and after the death of his parents, within two weeks
      of each other, his sisters, Sally, Rachel, and Drusilla, moved to
      Rebecca Warth was married to Daniel Lovett, a river man,
      and they moved to Kentucky.
      Hannah Warth was married to Bartholomew Fleming and
      lived and died in Ravenswood. Mr. Fleming bought the
      placed owned by Mr. George Warth, valued chiefly for the
      landing and ferrying opportunities.
      Clara Warth was unmarried-died and is buried by the side
      of her mother in the Pioneer graveyard in Great Bend,
      Meigs county, Ohio."
     1. Robert Warth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Warth,   b. 28 Feb 1771,   d. 27 Oct 1837, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. George Warth,   b. Jan 1775, Newton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1838, Portland, Meigs Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     4. Katy Warth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Polly Warth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Martin Warth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Alexander Warth,   b. Between 1780 and 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Abram Warth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rebecca Warth,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F6412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] DAR Records.