West Virginia Pioneers

Edward 'Neddy' Greathouse

Male 1807 - 1897  (89 years)


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  • Name Edward 'Neddy' Greathouse 
    Born 17 Nov 1807 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1897  [1
    Buried Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 



    • 1897, Nov 17 - Death Notice: The Weekly Bulletin, Spencer, WV

      November 17, 1897

      Uncle "Ned" Greathouse, one of the oldest citizens of the county died on last Sunday at Linden at the ripe old age of 90 years. The remains were brought here and buried in the Spencer cemetery on Monday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. J. Harris of M. P. Church. A more extended notice will appear next week.

      1897, Nov 24 - Obituary: The Weekly Bulletin, Spencer, WV

      November 24, 1897

      An Old Pioneer Gone

      Edward Greathouse, born November 17, 1807, died November 12, 1897.

      John Greathouse, father of Edward, left Harrison county at the beginning of the present century came to what is now Roane county, settling a short distance below Spencer on Spring Creek near where John Walsh now lives. Here in this almost unbroken wilderness the boy Edward was born and grew to manhood. His father's home was one of hospitality and good will. All travelers might shelter under his roof and be fed from his table without thought of a charge. All denominations worshipped at their home, for churches there were none, and the congregations were always pressed to remain for meals. "Uncle Ned" as he was familiarly known grew up with the impress of his surrounding stamped in his character. Genial, generous and honest; no charge to the contrary was ever made; but all who knew respected him.

      In 1833 he was married to [Matilda] Elizabeth Blosser. Of this union 14 children were born, most of whom are still living and known to BULLETIN readers.

      He was for many years a member of the M. P. Church but in later years moved to Linden and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Webb. Here he became a member of the Baptist church and died in its fellowship. Peace to his ashes.

      Source: Greathouse Point
      http://greathouse.us/county/wv/roane/1897-obi-greathouse-edward.htm
    Person ID I4197  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2008 

    Father John D Greathouse,   b. 1 Mar 1778, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1866, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sarah McDade,   b. 23 May 1783, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1863, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1806  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1830 Harrison, VA
      John Greathouse
      1m 10-15 James
      1m 15-20
      2m 20-30 John & Ned?
      1m 30-40 ??
      1m 60-70
      1f 15-20
      1f 40-50

      1840 Jackson Co VA
      2m 15-20
      1m 50-60
      2f 0-5
      1f 5-10
      1f 50-60

      1850 Wirt Co, VA #245-245 (next to Jesse Tanner)
      Greathouse, John, 69
      Sarah, 67
      Malinda, 18
      Matthew Williiams (?), 21, laborer
      Mordicai Stacthouse, 22, "
      Lewis Stacthouse, 21, "

      1860 Roane, VA
      John Greathouse Sr 81 Va
      Sarah 78 Va
      Malinda Conley 39 Va
      Sarah J 14 Va

      Roane Co Cemeteries, Spencer Memorial:
      Greathouse, Sarah w/o John D 6/30/1863 Age 80y
      John D 7/4/1866 A - 88y 4m 3?d

      John GREATHOUSE husband of Sarah MCDADE of Mason County. Marriage
      Bond and Consent dated September 17, 1806 is on file on microfilm at Colson Hall, Morgantown JVW1006, Rolls 3 & 4. Marriage Bond has names spelled GRATEHOUSE, and her parents signed with a mark to James MICDADE and Rachel MICKDADE. John's parents are believed to be Daniel GREATHOUSE and Mary MORRIS. John and Sarah died in Roane County and are buried in Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

      John House: "Burying Grounds"
      Spencer Graveyard
      "John Greathouse born March 4, 1898 died July 4, 1886 aged eighty eight years four months.

      Sarah, wife of John Greathouse, died June 30, 1863 aged eighty years, and was born in 1873.

      He settled on the east side of Spring Creek just above Poverty. He owned all the land from the Boggs farm nearly to Spencer. Was in the war of 1812 and father of Prophet John Greathouse."
    Family ID F910  Group Sheet

    Family Matilda Blosser,   b. 28 Feb 1816, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1894, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1833  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 

    • 1840 Jackson, VA
      2m 0-5
      1m 5-10
      1m 20-30
      1f 5-10
      1f 20-30

      1850 Wirt Co, VA # 355/355
      Edward Greathouse 41 farmer 200 VA
      Matilda 36
      Isabel 16 All born VA
      John M. 14
      Henry 11
      Robert 10
      Isaac 9
      Samuel 7
      Jane S. 5
      James 3

      1860 Roane, VA # 111 all born Va
      Edward Greathouse 51
      Matilda 43
      Robert 20
      Samuel 16
      Isaac 18
      Jane 14
      James K 12
      Mahala 4
      Mary 2

      1870 Spencer, Roane, WV # 41-42
      Greathouse, Ed 62 Nov
      Matilda 55 Feb
      Robert 29 Jan
      Marion 11 m July
      Mahala 13 Sept
    Children 
     1. Isabel Greathouse,   b. Abt 1834, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. John M Greathouse,   b. Abt 1836, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Henry Greathouse,   b. Feb 1838, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1912, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     4. Robert Greathouse,   b. Abt 1840, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Isaac Benjamin Greathouse,   b. 1842, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1881, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +6. Samuel A Greathouse,   b. 28 Nov 1843, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1926, Wirt County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Sarah Jane Greathouse,   b. 9 Mar 1845, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1923  (Age 78 years)
    +8. James K Greathouse,   b. 20 Apr 1847, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1919, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Edward Greathouse,   b. 10 Dec 1851, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1858, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    +10. Mahala Greathouse,   b. Sep 1856, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. Marion Greathouse,   b. Jul 1858, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1951  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Betty Dotson Renick sy13@worldnet.att.net.

    2. [S30] Marriage Record.

    3. [S71] Judi Kenyon.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.