Hicks Genealogy

Some Putnam County, WV 1854 Deaths

Miscellaneous Surnames

I was going to put these names in a nice neat table, but there's just too much information to fit! That is certainly a switch! And let me say here what a pleasant surprise it was that along with these registers, the Deputy Clerk in the County Clerk's Office in Putnam took the trouble to explain all the information that was on the death register and to help differentiate between my David Sr's and Jr's. It was certainly a nice change of pace to deal with a civil servant who (1) actually did not mind doing her job and (2) then went an extra bit more.

Column Headings are: Name, White (Colored: Free/Slave; Slave owner's name), Sex, Date of Death, Place of Death, Name of Disease or Cause of Death, Age in Years, Months and Days, Names of Parents, Where born, Occupation, Consort of or Unmarried, Sources of Information: Name of person giving information of death and designation of informant, whether physician, surgeon, coroner, head of the family, friend, &c.

There are no African-American folks listed on this page of the register, so ignore that heading. The names are listed here in the order they are listed on the register. Please remember that this was a hand-written original document and that means these are my interpretations of their handwriting. You are advised to confirm everything for yourself. Here are the names:


Elizabeth W. Call, W, Free, F, d. Aug 2, 1854 in Teases Valley of Inflamation Bowels, aged 10 months, 15 days. Parents: Fleming & Matild Call. Born Putnam Cty. Person giving Information: Fleming Call, Father

Charles A. Horten, W, Free, M, d. Aug 1, 1853 in Scary Creek of Worms, aged 1 year, 2 months and 28 days. Parents: W.H & Martha Horten. Born Putnam County. Person giving Information: Walter H. Horten, Father

David Hix, W, Free, M, d. Sept 14, 1854 in Little Hurricane Creek of Consumption, aged 33. Parents: David & Mildred Hix. Born Kanawha County, VA, Occupation: Farmer. Consort of Isabell Hix, who also was the informant of death. (This is David Hix, Jr, son of David Hix, Sr and grandson of William and Hannah Hicks)

Louis Antoine Pitrat, W, Free, M, d. Sept. 28 at Buffalo Town of Consumption Bowels, aged 1 year, 1 month and 29 days. Parents: J.E. Pitrat and M.F. Pitrat. Born Putnam County. Person giving Information: J.E. Pitrat, Father

Victorie J. Melton (or Metton), W, Free, F, d. Aug. 16, 1854 at Guana Creek of Thyphoid disentary, aged 3 months, 15 days. Parents: John S. & Martha Melton. Born Putnam County. Person giving Information: John S. Melton, Father (This surname could be Metton)

Henry Harmon, W, Free, M, d. Oct. 21, 1854 at Kanawha River of Apoplexy, aged 77 years, 7 months. Parents' Thomas & Nancy Harmon. Born in Botetourt, Occupation: Farmer, Consort of Elizabeth Harmon. Person giving Information: John C. Harmon, Son

Thomas P. Vanden, W, Free, M, d. June 27, 1854 at Kanawha River of Asthma, aged 5 months, 17 days. Parents' John & Nancy Vanden. Born in Putnam. Person giving Information: John Vanden, Father

Martha E. Bailey, W, Free, F, d. Nov. 25, 1854 at Pocatalico River of Croop, aged 1 year, 11 months, 25 days. Parents' Samuel & Elizabeth Bailey. Born in Putnam. Person giving Information: Samuel Bailey, Father

Abegal Shiverdaker, W, Free, F, d. Apr 1, 1854 at Pocatalico River of Bronchitis, aged 50, Parents: Joseph & Mary Higginbotham, born in Monroe County. Person giving Information: Jonathan Higginbotham, Brother

James L. Harrison, W, Free, M, d. January 9, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of Inflamation Brain, aged 8 months, 13 days, Parents: John & Elizabeth Harrison. Born in Putnam. Person giving Information: John Harrison, Father

Joseph B. Harrison, W, Free, M, d. Feby 6, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of Consumption, aged 20 years, 10 mos, Parents: Wm. H & Ester Harrison. Born in Mason County, Occupation: Farmer, unmarried. Person giving Information: John Harrison, Brother

Kitty K. Harrison, W, Free, F, d. June 4, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of Erysiplas, aged 12 years, 6 months, Parents: Parents: Wm. H & Ester Harrison. Born in Mason County, Person giving Information: John Harrison, Brother

Mary J. Woodall, W, Free, F, d. Nov 11, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of Flux, aged 40 years, 9 mos, 18 days, Parents: Saml. & Rebecca McCormick. Born at Buckingham County, VA. Consort of James Woodall, who was also the informant of her death.

Lorenzo D. Duncan, W, Free, M, d. May 12, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of Croup, aged 1 year, 4 mos, Parents: Charles & Lucinda Duncan. Born in Putnam. Person giving Information: Charles Duncan, Father

Harriett W. Harrison, W, Free, F, d. Nov. 8, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of Flux, aged 2 years, 6 days. Parents: John W. & Elizabeth Harrison. Born in Putnam County. Person giving Information: John W. Harrison, Father

George B. Thornton, W, Free, M, d. Jan 1, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek. Burned (? hard to read), aged 2 years, 6 mos.. Parents: Allen & Viana Thornton. Born in Putnam Cnty. Person giving Information: Allen Thornton, Father

William B. Whittington, W, Free, M, d. April 15, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of old age, aged 84 years, 10 days. Parents: Thomas & Martha Whittington. Born in Bedford County, VA. Occupation: Farmer, unmarried. Person giving Information: Lucind Whittington, Daughter

Nancy Whittington,, W, Free, F, Decm. 28, 1854 at 18 Mile Creek of consumption, aged 34. Parents: John & Margarett Steel. Born in Pendlton County, VA. Consort of Saml. Whittington. Person giving Information: Elizabeth Steel, Sister

Allice Cook, W, Free, F, d. Oct 5, 1854 at Kanawha River, Burned (? hard to read), aged 11 mos. Names of Parents: Mary Cook. Born in Putnam County, Person giving Information: Elijah Cook, Grandfather


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