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Wood County, WV Genealogy
1880-1889 Obituaries

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hettick. Died of Cholera morbus, Monday, age 12 years.
Daily State Journal July 24, 1883


Mrs Lucy W. Mayberry, relict of the late John P. Mayberry, in former years a prominent and wealthy citizen of this city, died at her home on Julianna Street this morning at half past four o'clock. The cause of death was old age, Mrs Mayberry being almost ninety years of age. The funeral services will take place from the late residence of the deceased at three o'clock on Thursday afternoon. The remains will be laid to rest in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery, where her husband and other members of the family have been buried.

By the death of Mrs. Mayberry, Parkersburg loses one among its oldest and most interesting people. Her maiden name was Lucy W. Fearing, and she was the daughter of Col. Paul Fearing, one of Ohio's best known pioneers and the first Congressman who ever represented the state. Mrs Mayberry who was born in the old Harmar Fort, which stood on the hill above Harmar, on the second of October, 1796. She is said to have been the first child born in the stockade. She was married to the late John P. Mayberry at Harmar in 1816. Later they removed to this city where they resided upwards of fifty years.

Born in the early days of the present century in a rude stockade, raised to womanhood amid the alarms and dangers of border warfare, associated with those who played important parts in the history of our country, and living to see the wilderness transformed into a populous region dotted here and there with villiages and cities. Mrs Mayberry's life was of extraordinary interest.

She was the only one surviving who remembers to have seen the the famous Harmon Blennerhassett and his family, at the time when they dwelt on the island named for them just below this city. She visited the family when she was but ten years old and remembered many events with distinction.

In the days of her girlhood, together with her brother, Henry Fearing, of Harmar, who survives her, Mrs Mayberry, made a visit to relatives of her father at Boston. The trip from Harmar to Harrisburg, Pa. was made on horseback and from there to their destination, they traveled in a stage coach.

She remembered all these events of her early life, but latteerly old age had dimmed her faculties in regard to more recent happenings. Her death is like the garnering of ripened grain at harvest time. Sincere sorrow will be caused among those who have known her during many years and the surviving relatives have the deepest sympathy of a large circle of friends.
The Daily State Journal Tuesday June 15, 1886 pg 4
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