Notes on Asa Everson

Children of Thomas Hart Benton and Ruth (Ice) Everson.

2. (1). Melissa b.Jan 15 1878 d.Feb 17 1939
            m. Francis Marion Wilmoth Mar 20 1897

3. (2). John b.Oct 1870
            m. Mary D. --------

4. (3). E. Asa "Ace" b.May 13 1880 d.Jul 30 1901 (See below)
            m. Zilla A. -----

5. (4). Gilbert b.Feb 1883

6. (5). Bertie
            m. ------ Price

7. (6). Sarah
            m.------ Workman

8. (7). Thomas Watson

There are several anomolies in the genealogical documentation of Asa Everson which leave this writer with unanswered questions.

First, this writer is unable to find the documentation for the date of birth given in Don Nomman's record as May 13, 1880 with death on Jul 30, 1901. . Records noted below suggest a birth date of March 20, 1875 and date of death of November 12, 1939.

Second, his wife is variously noted as Zilla A. Everson, Annie Everson, Sarah Ann Kerby Everson, Zillia Ann Kerby Everson, Annie Kirby Everson, and Z. Anna Everson. This writer believes this woman to be Zilla Ann Kirby (Kerby) Everson, daughter of John Wesley Kirby and Ruhamah Stahlman Kirby, and that all these names represent the same woman.

Third, his death certificate indicates his parents to be Thomas H. Benton Everson and Elizabeth Dunn, born in Pennsylvania. Thomas H. Benton Everson's wife was Ruth Ice Everson. No explanation for the listing of a different mother on his death certificate has been documented by this writer. However, there is a genealogy of Thomas H.B. Everson on the subscription service indicating the parents of T.H.B. Everson to be Eli Everson and Sarah Elizabeth Sally Dunn. In addition, T.H.B. Everson had a sister named Elizabeth who would have been 28 at the time of Asa's birth. One might speculate that Asa Everson was a nephew or some other family member of T.H.B. Everson and was raised by T.H.B as a son.

The 1880 Federal census, Barbour County West Virginia, available at the subscription service indicates...
Thomas B. Everson, head age 39
Ruth Everson, wife, age 37
Sarah E. Everson, daughter, age 13
Bertie J. Everson, daughter, age 12
John (N. or U. or W.) Everson, son, age 9
Thomas W. Everson, son, age 7
Asa E. Everson, son, age 5
Priscilla M. Everson, daughter, age 2
Aquilla A. Everson, son, age 1/12
The 1900 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV indicates...
Asa Everson, head, b. 1876, age 24, married 2 years, father born in Pennsylvania
Zilla A. Everson, wife, b. 1875 age 24, married 2 years
Goldy Everson, daughter, b. 1899, age 1
The 1910 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV indicates...
Asa E. Everson, head, age 35, married 12 years
Annie Everson, wife, age 34, married 12 years, 6 children with 4 now living
Goldie Everson, daughter, age 11
Ruhamah Everson, daughter, age 8
Almina Everson, daughter, age 6
John V. Everson, son, age 5/12
The 1920 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV indicates...
Asa Everson, head, age 45,
Anna Everson, wife, age 45
Goldie Everson, daughter, age 20
Ruhamah Everson, daughter, age 18
Almaina Everson, daughter, age 16
Victor Everson, son, age 10
Doris Everson, daughter, age 5
Loris Everson, daughter, age 5
Russell Everson, son, age 1 9/12
A search of the 1930 Federal census at the subscription site reveals no trace of this family.

A WWI Draft registration card available at the subscription service indicates...
Asa Everson
Adam, Calhoun County WV
Born March 20, 1875
Wife is Annie Everson
A death certificate, image available AT THIS LINK, documents the death of Asa Eli Everson, born March 20, 1875 in Barbour County WV. Death date of November 12, 1939, age 64 years, 7 months, 22 days. Wife's name is given as Sarah Ann Kerby. Parents listed as Thomas H. Benton Everson and Elizabeth Dunn, both parents born in Pennsylvania. Burial at Hur Cemetery.

A death certificate, image available AT THIS LINK, documents the death of Zilla Ann Everson, born October 18, 1875 in Calhoun County WV, daughter of John Wesley Kirby and Ruhamah Stahlman Kirby, death reported by Russell Everson of Rocksdale, burial in the Hur Cemetery.

Birth records indicate...
Ruhamah Everson, b. Sept 10, 1901, mother Zillia Ann Kerby Everson who was born at Hur, this is her second child, father A.E. (O.E?) Everson. Image AT THIS LINK. As noted above, the mother of Zillia Ann Kerby Everson was John Wesley Kirby and Ruhamah Stahlman Kirby.

Almina Everson, b. July 12, 1903, to Anna Everson and A.E. Everson. Image AT THIS LINK.

Ruby W. Everson, born October 10, 1907 to A.E. and Anna A. Everson.

Jno. Victor Everson, born October 23, 1909, to Asa and Anna Everson.

Cemetery listings for the Hur Cemetery document adjacent names...
Asa E. Everson - 1875 - 1939
Z. Anna Everson - 1875 - 1955
Marriage document AT THIS LINK indicates the marriage April 4, 1920 of Ruhamah Everson, daughter of A.C. Everson, age 19, to Ray Nutter, son of Charlie Nutter, age 21.

Marriage document AT THIS LINK indicates the marriage July 11, 1920 of Goldie Everson, age 27 (?? 21 ?? ), daughter of Asa Everson to Grant Sapp of Adam, age 20, son of N.R. Sapp.

Marriage document AT THIS LINK indicates the marriage in Calhoun County WV April 25, 1931 of Victor Everson, age 21, son of Asa Everson, to Martha Craddock (?), age 18, born in Calhoun County, daughter of Shirley Craddock

Note: Census records from Lee District, Calhoun County 1930 include Martha Craccock, age 14, living with parents Shirley (31) and Lula (35), and siblings Lands?? (11), C?? aunt (45), and G?? son (7).

Marriage document AT THIS LINK indicates the marriage in Calhoun County WV on September 19, 1943 of Charles Russel Everson, age 25, son of Asa and Anna Everson, to Caseline Starcher, age 19, daughter of Jack Starcher and Ocie Starcher. Both born in Calhoun County, living in Rocksdale.

Marriage document AT THIS LINK indicates the marriage in Calhoun County November 7, 1938 of Francis Maron Harpold, age 38, son of Jacob H. and Malissa Harpold, born in Jackson County WV and living in Gay WV, to Doris Everson, age 25, daughter of A.E. Everson and Anna Everson, born in Calhoun County and living in Rocksdale.

Obituaries found at Calhoun County Gen Web include...
The Marietta Times - Monday, July 14, 1958, pg 13

Ray Nutter, 58, died Monday at 5:50 a.m. at his home in Barlow Twp.

He was born Nov. 27, 1899, in Calhoun County W.Va., a son of the late Charles C. and Nancy Mitchell Nutter. On April 4, 1920 he married Ruth Everson.

His wife survives with one son and one daughter, Leeman Nutter of St. Albans, W.Va. and Mrs Rachel Benedict of the home.

Two children are deceased, Rex Nutter and Forest Nutter who was a casualty of World War II. There are three grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters survive, O. J. Nutter of Vienna, C. B. Nutter of Fleming; Mrs Ellie Tucker of Oakland, Md.; and Mrs Eva Sampson of Belpre.

Mr. Nutter was a farmer. He came to Belpre in 1949. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church at Rocksdale W.Va. and of Cremo Lodge No. 202, Knights of Pythias.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Warren Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. and Mrs Charles Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in the Warren Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Doudna & McClure Funral Home until Tuesday morning when the body will be taken to the family home. - Buried Washington County, Ohio - GRAVE PHOTO

(Franklin Sampson)


Ruhamah Ruth Nutter, 89, of Vincent, died Saturday afternoon, November 17, 1990, in the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg. She was a resident of the Arcadia Nursing Home, Marietta for the past 2 1/2 years.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Asa and Anna Kerby Everson. She had lived in Calhoun County before moving to the Marietta area in 1949. She was a member of the Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and Garnet Rebekah Lodge of Watertown.

She is survived by one daughter, Rachel A. Haught of Little Hocking; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Loris Waggoner of Arnoldsburg, and Doris Harpold of Gay, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Ray Nutter, in 1958; and three sons, Lexie Leeman Nutter Sr., Veyon Rex Nutter and Foster Forest Nutter.

Services were scheduled for Tuesday, at the McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, with burial in the Warren Chapel Cemetery.

Source: unknown newpaper; Nov. ? 1990.

(Charlene Sampson Ramel)

"Calhoun Chronicle" - 17 August 2000


Orval Waggoner, 85, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Rocksdale, the son of the late Noah and Leona Jane Walker Waggoner. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Loris Everson Waggoner; two sons, donald Waggoner of Parkersburg and Orval A. Waggoner of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lota Nichols Waggoner, and one grandson, Orval J. Waggoner.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

(Larry Heffner)
Obituary of LORIS WAGGONER - Spencer, from the HurHerald:

Loris Waggoner, 88, of Spencer, West Virginia, died August 14, 2002 at Roane General Hospital

Born in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late Ace and Annie Kirby Everson. She was a member of the Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are two stepsons, Donald Waggoner of Parkersburg, WV and Orval A. Waggoner of Arnoldsburg, WV, also six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mrs. Waggoner was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Waggoner.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Reverend Carl Marks will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hur. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services, Saturday.
Obituary of MARY DORIS HARPOLD, from WVGenweb.
"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 October 2000

Mary Doris Harpold, 86, of Gay, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born on the West Fork, the daughter of the late Asa Eli and Zilla Anne Kerby Everson. She was a homemaker and member of Gay Homemakers, Jackson County Senior Citizens and Elk Fork Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert Harpold of Statts Mill; one daughter, Mary Pursley of Leroy; twin sister, Loris Waggoner of Calhoun County; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marion Harpold, in 1975; one son, Russell Harpold; one daughter, Edith Harpold; and eight brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. Enoch Pursley officiating. Burial was in Harpold Family Cemetery, Gay.

(Larry Heffner)


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