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The Sherrard family of Steubenville

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Pages: 320

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Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Robert Andrew Sherrard

Excerpt from book: loss of blood he lived and breathed and was sensible, and was able to converse with neighbors who came in, and he had been speaking one minute before he breathed his last, at one o'clock in the afternoon of Saturday, April 22, 1809. He was buried the next day (Sabbath) in the old Quaker graveyard in the west end of Smithfield.—(It appears that no stone ever marked his grave.. A few years before father's death he and my brother Robert went to that old graveyard, but were entirely unable to identify the spot where grandfather Sherrard was buried.—T. J. S.) S ECTION IV. 1810-1811. CAPTINA EXPERIENCES. BUT little of note transpired during this year after the death of my father. There was a family named Edwards that lived on part of the Hall farm below us, consisting of Henry Edwards, his wife, nine girls and two small boys. I worked for Edwards that summer, chopping fallen timber on ten acres of ground, and helping to roll logs and burn them. During the forepart of this summer William and John worked at carpenter work for Benjamin Ladd, near Smithfield, and after harvest, on the recommendation of old William Wood, they got work for three months with an old English Quaker by the name of Witchel, who came from London and was settled on a farm one mile west of St. Clairsville. During that fall I and Thomas worked the farm at home, and Thomas became very expert in tracing bees and finding bee-trees, which often gave us a good stock of honey. However, in August of that year, 1809, before William and John went over to Witchel's, they started to our new farm in Belmont County, to make some improvements ready for us to move there the next spring, and they took me along to help them, and also Ben Tingly as a work-hand. Thomas also went along to bring back the horses, and he w...  


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