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I GeraldineMarks 462-7477 Grandfather Hamric Leaves Legacy This is my great grandfather, Seth Franklin Hamric. I think he is quite handsome. I want to thank Dee Bright and Barbara (Coger) Irwin for finding this picture for me. I had given up hope of ever finding a picture of Seth, This picture was taken more than 100 years ago. I'm thankful to whoever cared for the picture all those years. I am very proud of my Seth and was an old man and he remembered Seth and Jane. He said he often heard Seth say he was a "colt from the woods." Frank also said Seth was a short" Spunky" man and he kept his hair short and pushed it back with his hat, making his hair stand straight up. Seth had a closely trimmed mustache and red hair. His hair never turned completely gray. There were only streaks of gray in his hair when he BABY BOSLEY Lindsey Joelle Joins Bosleys Sec. B: Life-styles Gilmer County Social Scene Glenville lenvil CEOS Discusses Plans Conings CEOS met on March 9, at the Mt. Earnest Church with Ann Nestor presiding. Naomi Hinzman had devotions and readings were "God, Are You There", "It's A Won- Jane (Young) Hamric roots. Through died at 84 years of age. Frank's wife Seth's distinguished Civil War Vet- Essie was Seth's granddaughter. eran grandfather, Col. Benjamin Seth was a Democrat and when his Katrina and John Bosley of Laurel, derful World" and,i'Good-bye Win- Hamric, I and all of Seth's descen- horse balked (refused to go), he ,c, alted MDareproudtoannouncethebirthof ter, Hello Spring. There were no dants are able toclaim membership in the horse an "old Republican.' One their daughter, Lindsey Joelle. She meetings in January and February, the Daughters of the American Revo- year after the election went Republi- was born February 16, 2004 at 11:05 due to bad weather and illness. lution, can, someone ask Seth how,he felt inHolyCrossHospitalSilverSprings, Old business certified that if there MD. Lindsey weighed 7 lbs. 15 ozs. is a death of a member, that a dona- Seth's parents were Sarah Hamric about the election, Seth said. 'Like a and was 19 3/4 in. long. tionwillbemadetotheFredaAbrams and William Montgomery.. Most his- whipped dog." tories state that William Montgomery Seth and Jane's farm was located Her maternal grandparents areScholarship fund. No flowers will be and Sarah Hamric were married, but on and around a roll!ng ridge be- Wayne and Jo Ann Woodyard of sent. Members concurred. The club recent research by Barbara (Cogar) tween Rosedale and O Brian. Today Cedarville. still owes $10 toward the Holiday Irwin of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA., thatridgeisknownasHamrickRidge. Paternal grandparents are Pete and House and treasurer will be informed. indicates that William Montgomery Seth and jane owned 1,397 acres of Marge Bosley of Laurel, MD great Ann discussed the county CEOS married Mary Friend on July 18, 1826, land there. They built a big two story grandmothers are Garnet Woodyard meeting and that Craft Day was can- a few months after Seth was born Feb. house and painted it white. Seth and of Cedarville, and Margaret Melin of celled this year, due to lack of a ! 5, 1826 Jane spent most of their lifetime on Laurel, MD. chairman. Conings club will be re- i Sarah Hamric married John James, their Hamric Ridge farm. They had a son of Isaac and Abrigal (Riggs) eleven children, onediedyoung, they rt"a" James on Jan. 9, 1834. John and raised the ten other children to adult- S Pat Ridpath, Burnsville Sarah's children were; Andrew C. hood. James, Martha Ann James, Margaret Seth loved to fish and hunt. Seth, 853-2401 R. James and Mary James. Sarah's father, Benjamin, wrote a consent to the marriage and her brother, Cyrus Hamric posted the marriage bond. Some of this information came from Les Hamricks book and some of it came from personal letters from Barbara (Cogar) Irwin. Les's book also states that the 1830 Nicholas County Census indicates that Benjamin and Nancy McMillan Hamric lived at Frames Run, off Strange Creek in what is now Braxton County. One female between 20 and 30 years of age and one male child less than five years old lived with them. We think this was Seth and Sarah. My sister Connie and Mom, Eva Allen, visited Frank and Essa Hawkins around 1970 researching information about Seth and Jane. Connie said Frank Jane, several of their children and grandchildren are buried in a family cemetery on their Hamric Ridge Farm. The cemetery is badly in need of care. The Mark Post Office and a coun- try store was located beside Seth's house. During Seth's lifetime, the Hamric Ridge read beside his house was the best road for travellers going from Rosedale to Gassaway or Sutton. Seth also owned a thrashing ma- chine. A thrashing machine separated the grains of wheat from the straw and chaft. During Seth's time and up until about 1940, altnost every farm had a patch of wheat for the family's bread. Hot biscuits were usually served for breakfast and cornbread for dinner and supper. I remember those time's. I think a sack of Sunnyfield flour from the A and P store cost .69 cent around 1940. That was when Dad decided he could buy flour cheaper that he could raise the wheat. Seth and Jane were charter members of the Crooked Fork Bap- tist Church, but according to research by my sister Connie, they attended the Beulah Baptist Church some- where on O'Brian until it closed: When Seth and Jane were old and needed help, Emery Rollyson and his wife moved in with them, to help care for them. Emery and his wife re- ceived the farm and home for caring for them. Their deed is recordei:i in Braxton County book 60 page 262. Seth Franklin Hamric 1826-1910 CO /[PU'I d TBA3]CI G Open to Everyone Community Weekend Presentations Community Microsoft PowerPoint Saturday Marcll 27, 2004 Community Microsoft Access Saturday April 3, 2004 Don't Put Off Calling Those You Care About CORRECTION: In my last Chat, I have moved into the "parsonage" for said that the RIVERBOATING-ON- the Pentecostal Church next door to THE-LITU..E-KANAWHA exhibi- Sally Brown. I know she would love tion would be held from March 24 visits from some of her friends. through June 7. Instead it is MAY 24 Alison Witte, RN, who teaches at through June 7. Glenville State College and works Remember that there will be many occasionally at Sharpe Hospital, tells fun things to do and see. OnMay29 methatthemembersoftheSt.Mark's (the day of the Kanawha Alumni As- Episcopal Church in Glenville are sociation Banquet), there will be a going to create a peaceful place for reception at the Burnsville Library people and prayer. They have aquar- from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Dr. Harry ter-acrelotnexttothechurchonwhich Wiant, Jr. speaking. That same day they want to put a variety ofornamen- between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. there will tal trees, shrubs and flowers, some be tours through the dam. The exhi- benches, etc. There will be a work bition will be both at the Library and bee on May 1. They would appreciate at the dam because it is too extensive your help and they will feed you. If to be housed completely in either one you have bulbs or trees or shrubs you of those places. There, now! I have can donate, please call Alison at 462- restated it all, and since I am doing it 7361. Sounds like it will be lots of from memory, I probably have some- fun, so mark your calendar to go help thing else wrong; but someone will let create, a peaceful park! me know, hopefully, and I will COR- Dick Leggett is home and doing RECT it nc xt week .....very well after quadruple by-pass sur- The next meeting of the Kanawha " gery at CAMC. He would like to Alumni Association is April 6 at the thank all of you for your prayers, Burnsville School cafeteria building calls, cards and visits. So glad you are at 7 p.m. Do come and help plan and doing well, Dick!! prepare for the banquet. One thing The Burnsville United Methodist they are planning is to project scanned Church will have another PPR dinner pictures in the auditorium on the day on April 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. As of the banquet from 5 to 6:30 p.m., so you know, their food is always dell- if there are any pictures you want to cious and they will even deliver it to show, please send them to Doris your door. (Hardesty) McPherson at P. O. Box On Aprii 8, which is Maundy Thurs- 195, Burnsville, WV 26335. day there will be a service at 7 p.m. at More information about K.O. tbe Napier Church and will include a Parrner. He is David Parmer's uncle. Footwashing Service. April 9 the Both names are spelled with an "R" Methodists and Baptists join in a ser- not an "L" as I used in past Chats. vice at the Burnsville First Baptist If anyone has information about Church at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday. Marie Meadows or Calvin Meadows, Then on April 11 there will be a please contact Shirley (Singleton) Sunrise Service at the Burnsville Lloyd at 2098 Sutton Lane, Sutton, Methodist Church at 6:30 a.m., fol- WV 26601 or call 304-765-7514. lowed by breakfast. Also, why not Lorraine Caplinger was surprised join their Bible Study every Thursday to hear about the death of Lawrence evening at 7:00. Whytsell. She always enjoyed call- April 15-17 will be Spring Revival ing him and talking about Burnsville. at the Burnsville Methodist Church But Lorraine had been in the hospital with different speakers and singers and rehab from a fractured leg and each night at 7:30 p.m. Everyone had put off calling him, and then it invited. was toolate! Folks, don't put off those I listen to Dr. Lauraeach evening as calls and letters. Tomorrow may be I am going to work on midnight shifts too late! or coming home from evening shift. I ShealsomissestheGassawaynews get her on 1140 WRVA (Richmond, and wondered if Betty just gave up. VA), a station that I can only get at She misses that. night in my car. They used to have Dr. Arlene (Mealey) Hickman's hus- Laura on WAJR 103.3, but they took band scanned and emailed me a copy her off. I miss that. I do not always of the obituary of Dennis M. Bull. He agree with her, but she gives wonder- died in 1993, but if anyone wants a ful advice most of the time. copy, just let me know and I will A 14-year-old girl called her and email it to you. said that her mother would not let her Arlene writesthatDenniswassuch dress like her friends do, or wear a good man. They grew up on adjoin- makeup, etc. The mother and the girl ing farms on Fall Run. Arlene felt that had decided that whatever Dr. Laura Dennis and his brother and sister were said, they would abide by. Dr. Laura her brothers and sister. Their grand- asked what it is she was asking to father, John Bull, had raised Arlene's wear and it turned out to be the low- father, Fred Mealey, because his dad cut jeans with the belly button show-' had died when he was five years old ingandblousesthatwerealsoskimpy. and his mother when he was six. The Dr. Laura asked her why she wanted Bull family was very loving and Den- to wear such things. She said she nis would help anyone who asked, wanted to be accepted by her peers. She says that it is always good to Dr. Laura said, "And lose your indi- read my column every week. She viduality?" especially enjoyed the 8th grade She told her that by showing so graduations about which I reported, much "skin" she was advertising "sex" She would like to see one from the to the young boys whose hormones HighSchoolClassof'53. Herbrother were running rampant. About Robert wili have his 45th reunion and makeup, she said that at 14 her skin her sister Judy Mealey Ramsey will was probably more beautiful than it be there for the 40th reunion of her would ever be again and that makeup , class, was used to hide flaws. As it turned Arlene says she loves the way I sign out, they decided against the skin- my column. I think she means the revealing clothing and opted for a "Maranatha." I truly believe that! little light pink lipstick. With Dr. Jesus IS COMING soon! Laura's explanation, the girl seemed Sad news! I heard that Dr. Orvik's perfectly happy to go against the fad father died and Dr. Grant's husband and be her own person. Dr. Laura died! What sad times at those offices! complimentedthe mother for her wise You have my deepest sympathy, both decision about her young daughter's of you. dress. Hey,everyone! Susie Steeleisback Maranatha! in town. The folks who care for her " Winston Churchill was bom in a ladies' room during a dance. ? The l i-aet Lab is located on the 3rd Floor, Room 309A of the Administration Building. Ledbetter ~ Looking for a New Home? Then give me a call at Democrat Show of sponsible for Holiday House on De- cember 3. Choosing a Belle was dis- cussed and a card was signed for Regina Scott who has been ill. Members chose May 7 as the day paid-up members would go to lunch at Kathy's Riverside Restaurant in Weston. Dues were paid by Ethel, Naomi, Florence and Ann. The lesson was by Ann Nestor and titled "Read- , ing Partners Open the Door to Possi- bilities "which all enjoyed. A delicious covered dish dinner was served and members wish to re- mind everyone in the community that they are welcome to attend the com- bined meetings of the CEOS and Se- nior Citizens every second Tuesday of the month. C0n~s News "'~',,~ Is Here The calendar says Spring has ar- rived. I hope the weather says the same thing. I have noticed people are getting gardens plowed. Time to plant is get- ting closer. The State Basketball tournaments were this week in Charleston. Some people from Linn and Troy were there to support the players. Mildred Radcliffis ready to get out to pick some greens. I would not know good from bad. Plant leafy trees to shade air condltlonlng" unlts. An AC In the shade can use ten percent less electricity than one in the sun. / Democrat Candidate for Sheriff of Gilmer County Family Man For Life! Businessman 20yrs. Coach 10 yrs. Sensei Teacher 20 yrs. (~ertified P.O.L.D.O. Instructor Police Martial Arts. Mickey E. Metz Dear Citizens of Gilmer County, I need your help on May 1 l'h to make the changes I have laid out in the past few weeks. I will continue to put forth my ideas and issues for change. Gilmer is changing, as are our neigh- boring counties. Together we can prepare for the future. I believe in being prepared for the worst, and hoping it never happens. If elected, I will be a Sheriff that is Dedicated, Honest, Hard Working and Determined to do what is best for the people! I will be a Dependable Sheriff that you can rely on to handle any situation that may occur, big or small. You, the voters, must decide PAST, PRESENT OR FU- TURE! If you have questions or concerns, call me at 462- 4076 It's time for a change! Paid for by the candidate (Clinics are held on most Tuesdays) Additional dates & times available upon request Your child's life is nothing to Clown around with.., ,..get them Immunized. This Program ~s i'undcd in part under an agreement with WV DIIIIR lark Your Calanders April llth A The Easter Bunny will be hosting a coloring corner during Sunday Brunch in The GSC Dining Room. ,' I