Elizabeth Stodghill, nee Graham

She had to be carefully watched and even at [99] times confined to prevent her wild, wandering nature from reasserting itself, but as the years passed by, her love for Indian habits and customs decreased in the same proportion that her love for civilization increased. She married Joel Stodghill in the year 1792 and settled on Hans Creek, Monroe county, and to them were born five sons and four daughters. She died March 22nd, 1858. William Graham, the oldest son, married Harriet Walker and lived and died on Hans Creek. William was born November 27, 1794, and died December 5, 1850.

Rhoda S. Stodghill married William Mann. She was born February the 16th, 1795. She had one son with whom we were acquainted. His name was William. He was a dentist by profession. Rhoda S. Mann died March 10th, 1878.

William Graham Stodghill had four daughters and one son. His oldest daughter, Clarinda, married Thomas Johnson and his widow still lives in Iowa.

Rebecca Stodghill married Caperton McNeer, [100] who lives near Linside, Monroe county, West Virginia. They have some children, names not recollected.

Nancy Stodghill married John Mann. Adaline Stodghill married a Lively. Christopher Stodghill married a Miss Swope. The three last named are dead. John Stodghill, born April 22nd, 1798, died April 2nd, 1832, unmarried. Flora (Florence) Stodghill, born April 17, 1801, married a Mr. Dunn; died March 25, 1878. James Stodghill, born May 12, 1803, married a Miss Johnston; died April 6, 1836. Samuel Stodghill, born October 18, 1805; died October 15, 1850; not married. Nancy Stodghill, born February 22nd, 1808, married Henry Pence November 29, 1829; raised six children, four sons and two daughters. Henry Pence was born in Bath county, Virginia, June 23rd, 1800. Nancy S. Stodghill was born in Monroe county, Virginia, February 22nd, 1808; died June 26, 1880. Their children’s names are Amanda J. Pence, born September 6, 1830; Lewis A. Pence, born March [101] the 28th, 1832; John H. Pence, born December 18th, 1834; William W. Pence, born October 11th, 1837; Andrew P. Pence, born January the 12th, 1840; Harriet E. Pence, born, October 27th, 1844; Elizabeth Stodghill, born September 24th, 1810; died in infancy; Joel Stodghill, Jr., born November 23rd, 1812. He married a McGee.

We are indebted for the above age and death record to Mrs. J. P. Shanklin. Here is what Mrs. Shanklin says: “This was copi.ed from the Stodghill Bible by Ellen (McNeer) Shanklin, a great granddaughter of Joel and Elizabeth (Graham) Stodghill. Joel Stodghill, Sr., was born about the year 1765 and died October 4, 1844. Amanda J. Pence and Richard T. McNeer were married February 28, 1848, by Rev. Gilbert. Their children’s names are: Henry P. McNeer; married E. C. Hunter of Monroe county, West Virginia; Ellen V. McNeer; married John P. Shanklin of Monroe county, West Virginia; Virginia C. McNeer married Dr. C. W. Spangler of Monroe county, West Vi.rginia; Harriet E. McNeer [102] married Theo. Dulaney, Monroe county, West Virginia; Florence May McNeer married Dr. G. A. Flournoy of Louisiana for her first husband and W. M. Jennings of Virginia for her second husband; Dr. Hedly V. McNeer married Minnie Wattsgaver of Virginia and is a practicing physician at Bramwell, West Virginia; R. E. Lee McNeer, lawyer, of Union, West Virginia; Lewis C. McNeer who owns and lives at the old home farm of R. T. McNeer near Salt Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and Dr. Richard L. McNeer of Baltimore.

Lewis A. Pence, born March 28, 1832, married Mary J. Neel. They were married December 8th, 1858, by Rev. R. B. Rose. Four children were born to them, viz: Horatio, Minnie, Nannie and Dewey. Dewey married Ella Arnott; Minnie married Dr. Jim Boone, both of Monroe county, West Virginia.

W. W. Pence has four children. Kate S. Pence, his oldest child, married Ashby Johnson and lives in Alderson. James R. Pence married [103] Miss Ethel Thomas of Lewisburg and lives at the old Pence home on Indian creek. Alice B. and Harriett W. Pence are at home with their mother. W. W. Pence and Sarah J. Shanklin were married December 12th, 1867 by the Rev. M. H. Bittenger. John H. Pence and Jennie Campbell were married January the 8th, 1863 by Rev. M. H. Bittenger. Their children’s names (all single) are: Millard, Minnie, Fint, William, Walter, George and Nannie. Harriett E. Pence and H. J. Farrier were married February 23, 1863 by the Rev. M. H. Bittenger. They have four children, viz: Henry, Mart, Nannie and Frank. Henry married Minnie Porterfield. Mart married a Miss Foote. Nannie married Kelley Groseclose. Frank is at home with his mother near Newport, Giles county, Virginia. A. P. Pence and Sallie A. Lewis were married November 30th, 1871 by the Rev. M. H. Bittenger. Their children’s names are: Dick, Bessie, Silas H., George L. and Nellie. A. P. Pence lives at Buffalo Springs, Summers county, West Virginia.

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