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§5; 14, of who us have the Yesterday And Today-Genealogy Buffs Look To Family By SHIRLEY DONNELLY Increasing interest in genealogy serves to bring out how careless early folks were about the preservation of vital statistics in their families. Some times the family Bible was used|; to record mar-|l riages, births, ff and deaths. Othe r s t r u s t e d : these matters IT to memory. Usually there ; was at least j one in e v e r y j family w h o ' gave some attention to such statistics and wrote them down. Occasionally one had a good memory and could keep in mind the birthdays and death dates o£ the family group. Others could only recall that such-and-such a child was born "during black berry time" or "when we were a-butchering that fall." However, there were instances where these things were committed to writing, a practice that helps toward accuracy. A. Trump was born December 5, 1867. John I. Trump was born January 27, 1870. Charley S. Trump was born April 30, 1873. Terry Trump was born May 3, 1875. Lilly C. Trump was born April 18, 1877. George F. Trump was born March 3, 1879. Para Lee T r u m p was born June 9, 1881." This was one family, the first two named persons being the parents of the ones whose names followed. dan J. Trump died Dec. 14, 1900. On Jan. 1, 1899, John F. Trump died. William 0. Trump died in December, 1858. Charley S. Trump died Oct. 9, 1876. Virginia 0. Fleshman died Dec. 2, 1889. IT WOULD TAKE a good memory to remember the birth day, month, and year of those 15 persons. Then they began to marry off and here are some of the records of the marriages. Roberta C. Trump was married Apil 18, 1874, married when she was a few days past 17 years old. Jonah Trump got married Feb. 8, 1883. He got married before he was 18, you will note. THESE RECORDS, some written in polkberry ink, are on sheets of paper that have been sewed on the flyleaves of a book of "Sermons on Miscellaneous Subjects." Those sermons were preached by the bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the senior preachers of the Ohio and North Ohio Conferences and published in 1847. Frontispiece of the tattered old book bears the steel engraved portrait of Rev. Elijah Hedding, D.D. LAWRENCE THOMPSON and I went over to the Terry Trump home place on Spanker's Branch beyond Daniels in the Marshes of Coal River some weeks ago. There Thompson found an old book with the record of t h e Trumps written on the several flyleaves of the 114-year-old volume. Since there are Trumps who read this column, they will find the records from the ancient tome of interest: "John F. Trump was born May 12, 1332. Margaret A. Trump was born March 31, 1837. William 0. Trump was born August 27, 1855. Roberta C. Trump was born April 13, 1857. Roxalana Trump w a s born March 7, 1859. Virginia 0. C. Trump was born February 17, 1861. Mary F. Trump was born April 27, 1863. Jonah K. Trump was born October 5, 1865. Laura ROXALANA TRUMP, according to this record, married Calvin Mankin, son of Simeon and Susan Elizabeth Mankin, on Nov. 8, 1883. Another record s a y s these two were married on Oct. 8, 1883. Since the written record is older than the printed record in this case, the written one is most likely correct. She was almost 25 years old at the time o! her marriage to Calvin Mankin. They reared a family of six. children and one died in infancy. John I. Trump married Feb. 2, 1889, shortly after his 18th birthday. Mary F. Trump married Aug. 20, 1888. Virginia 0. Trump married Nov. 1, 1888. Lilly C. Trump married Jan. 13, 1897. George F. Trump married Oct. 21, 1898, Para Lee Trump married Walter Henderson Sept. 13, 1900. Laura A. Trump married Dec. 25, 1889, aged 22. Terry Trump married Oct. 9, 1895. THEN THEY DIED, too. Jor- BACK TO THE TRUMP statistics, two of the children were born during the Civil War, Virginia Olavita C. Trump on Feb. 17, 1861, and Mary Frances Trump who was born Arril 27, 1863. In the year the war" closed, Jonah K Trump was born--Oct. 5, 1865. Three of the John F. Trump family married in one year, the year 1888: John I. Trump married on Feb. 2, Mary Frances Trump on Aug. 20; and Virginia Olavita Trump on Nov. 1. Losing three in one year by marriage was thinning out the family fast because in those they married the children off whereas today, with lack of housing and employment, they are often married on! All those children of John F. and Margaret A. Trump have off as far as I am able to The youngest of them, Para Trump, was born 80 years She died June 7, 1956, and buried in the Mt« Tabor Cemetery on Harper Road. Had F. Trump lived until May 12, 1962, he would be 130 years But, alas, the tide of time all its sons away.

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 21 Dec 1961, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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