Sophia Birchard1

b. 15 April 1792, d. 30 October 1866
     Sophia Birchard was born on 15 April 1792 at Wilmington, VT. She was the daughter of Roger Birchard and Drusilla Austin. Sophia Birchard married Rutherford Hayes, son of Ensign Rutherford Hayes and Chloe Smith, on 13 September 1813 at Wilmington, VT. Sophia Birchard died on 30 October 1866 at Columbus, OH, at age 74.

McCracken: Sophia's brother, Sardis Birchard, was influential in rearing his fatherless nephew and bequeathed him the estate called "Spiegel Grove".

Child of Sophia Birchard and Rutherford Hayes

Citations

  1. [S61] George E. McCracken, "President Hayes."

President Rutherford Birchard Hayes1

b. 4 October 1822, d. 17 January 1893
President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
     President Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born on 4 October 1822 at Delaware, OH. He was the son of Rutherford Hayes and Sophia Birchard. President Rutherford Birchard Hayes was graduated in 1842 at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. He married Lucy Ware Webb, daughter of James Webb and Maria Cook, on 30 December 1852 at Cincinnati, OH. President Rutherford Birchard Hayes died on 17 January 1893 at Fremont, OH, at age 70. He was buried at Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH.

from the whitehouse.gov web site:


Beneficiary of the most fiercely disputed election in American history, Rutherford B. Hayes brought to the Executive Mansion dignity, honesty, and moderate reform.

To the delight of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Lucy Webb Hayes carried out her husband's orders to banish wines and liquors from the White House.

Born in Ohio in 1822, Hayes was educated at Kenyon College and Harvard Law School. After five years of law practice in Lower Sandusky, he moved to Cincinnati, where he flourished as a young Whig lawyer.

He fought in the Civil War, was wounded in action, and rose to the rank of brevet major general; one of his sergeants, William McKinley, was later himself 25th president. While he was still in the Army, Cincinnati Republicans ran him for the House of Representatives. He accepted the nomination, but would not campaign, explaining, "an officer fit for duty who at this crisis would abandon his post to electioneer... ought to be scalped."

Elected by a heavy majority, Hayes entered Congress in December 1865, troubled by the "Rebel influences ... ruling the White House." Between 1867 and 1876 he served three terms as Governor of Ohio.

Safe liberalism, party loyalty, and a good war record made Hayes an acceptable Republican candidate in 1876. He opposed Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York.

Although a galaxy of famous Republican speakers, and even Mark Twain, stumped for Hayes, he expected the Democrats to win. When the first returns seemed to confirm this, Hayes went to bed, believing he had lost. But in New York, Republican National Chairman Zachariah Chandler, aware of a loophole, wired leaders to stand firm: "Hayes has 185 votes and is elected." The popular vote apparently was 4,300,000 for Tilden to 4,036,000 for Hayes. Hayes's election depended upon contested electoral votes in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Florida. If all the disputed electoral votes went to Hayes, he would win; a single one would elect Tilden.

Months of uncertainty followed. In January 1877 Congress established an Electoral Commission to decide the dispute. The commission, made up of eight Republicans and seven Democrats, determined all the contests in favor of Hayes by eight to seven. The final electoral vote: 185 to 184.

Northern Republicans had been promising southern Democrats at least one Cabinet post, Federal patronage, subsidies for internal improvements, and withdrawal of troops from Louisiana and South Carolina.

Hayes insisted that his appointments must be made on merit, not political considerations. For his Cabinet he chose men of high caliber, but outraged many Republicans because one member was an ex-Confederate and another had bolted the party as a Liberal Republican in 1872.

Hayes pledged protection of the rights of Negroes in the South, but at the same time advocated the restoration of "wise, honest, and peaceful local self-government." This meant the withdrawal of troops. Hayes hoped such conciliatory policies would lead to the building of a "new Republican party" in the South, to which white businessmen and conservatives would rally.

Many of the leaders of the new South did indeed favor Republican economic policies and approved of Hayes's financial conservatism, but they faced annihilation at the polls if they were to join the party of Reconstruction. Hayes and his Republican successors were persistent in their efforts but could not win over the "solid South."

Hayes had announced in advance that he would serve only one term, and retired to Spiegel Grove, his home in Fremont, Ohio, in 1881. He died in 1893.

Citations

  1. [S61] George E. McCracken, "President Hayes."

Miriam Giddings I

b. 4 August 1751, d. November 1752
     Miriam Giddings I was born on 4 August 1751 at Lyme, New London Co., CT. She was the daughter of Deacon Thomas Giddings and Mary Colt. Miriam Giddings I died in November 1752 at Lyme, New London Co., CT, at age 1.

Mary Giddings I

b. 8 November 1760, d. 6 April 1763
     Mary Giddings I was born on 8 November 1760 at Hartland, CT. She was the daughter of Deacon Thomas Giddings and Mary Colt. Mary Giddings I died on 6 April 1763 at age 2.

Joseph Giddings

b. 29 June 1789
     Joseph Giddings was born on 29 June 1789 at Hartland (prob), CT. He was the son of Jabez Giddings and Mercy Johnson.

Miriam Giddings

b. 4 September 1786
     Miriam Giddings was born on 4 September 1786 at Hartland, CT. She was the daughter of Jabez Giddings and Mercy Johnson.

Job Giddings

b. 8 October 1710, d. 25 May 1748
     Job Giddings was born on 8 October 1710 at Gloucester, MA. He was the son of Thomas Giddings and Sarah Andrews. Job Giddings died on 25 May 1748 at Lyme, New London Co., CT, at age 37.

Joseph Giddings

b. 26 July 1713, d. 10 January 1803
     Joseph Giddings was born on 26 July 1713 at Gloucester, MA. He was the son of Thomas Giddings and Sarah Andrews. Joseph Giddings died on 10 January 1803 at New Fairfield, (Sherman), CT, at age 89.

John Giddings

b. 1717, d. 1761
     John Giddings was born in 1717 at Gloucester, MA. He was the son of Thomas Giddings and Sarah Andrews. John Giddings died in 1761 at Lyme, New London Co., CT.

Joshua Giddings

b. 23 January 1719, d. 4 February 1807
     Joshua Giddings was born on 23 January 1719 at Gloucester, MA. He was the son of Thomas Giddings and Sarah Andrews. Joshua Giddings died on 4 February 1807 at Hartland, CT, at age 88.

Jay Thomas Struthers

b. 21 May 1883, d. 5 November 1914
     Jay Thomas Struthers was born on 21 May 1883 at Marion Co., OH. He was the son of Joseph McNeal Struthers and Adaline Jane Shaffer. Jay Thomas Struthers died on 5 November 1914 at Martel, Marion Co., OH, at age 31. He was buried on 7 November 1914 at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH.

from the Marion Daily Star, Marion, OH, 6 November 1914:


Jay Tt. Struthers, thirty-one years of age, died at his home at Martel, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, following a three-weeks illness of typhoid fever.


The deceased was the son of Mrs. Joseph Struthers of Martel. He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Williamson, at Martel, two years ago and to this union one child, Thomas, was born. He was well known in the vicinity in which he resided and was an auctioneer.


The funeral will be held, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, at the Methodist Episcopal church at Iberia, Rev. Mr. Hastings, pastor of the church, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Mr. Riggs, of Westford. Burial will be made in the Iberia cemetery.

Child of Jay Thomas Struthers and Caroline Jane Williamson

Joseph McNeal Struthers

b. 12 October 1849, d. 2 September 1898
     Joseph McNeal Struthers was born on 12 October 1849 at Marion Co., OH. He was the son of Thomas Struthers and Mary Jane McNeal. Joseph McNeal Struthers married Adaline Jane Shaffer, daughter of Joel Franklin Shaffer and Frances Ellen Mears, on 9 October 1879. Joseph McNeal Struthers died on 2 September 1898 at age 48.

Child of Joseph McNeal Struthers and Adaline Jane Shaffer

Adaline Jane Shaffer

b. 20 January 1856, d. 17 April 1940
     Adaline Jane Shaffer was born on 20 January 1856 at Meeker, OH. She was the daughter of Joel Franklin Shaffer and Frances Ellen Mears. Adaline Jane Shaffer married Joseph McNeal Struthers, son of Thomas Struthers and Mary Jane McNeal, on 9 October 1879. Adaline Jane Shaffer died on 17 April 1940 at Marion Co., OH, at age 84. She was buried at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH.

Child of Adaline Jane Shaffer and Joseph McNeal Struthers

Thomas Struthers

b. 13 February 1819, d. 10 April 1852
     Thomas Struthers was buried at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH. He was born on 13 February 1819 at Washington Co., PA. He was the son of James Struthers and Martha C. Paley. Thomas Struthers married Mary Jane McNeal, daughter of John McNeal and Mary Riddle, on 14 January 1846. Thomas Struthers died on 10 April 1852 at age 33.

Child of Thomas Struthers and Mary Jane McNeal

Mary Jane McNeal

b. 22 August 1823, d. 25 January 1906
     Mary Jane McNeal was buried at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH. She was born on 22 August 1823 at Washington Co., PA. She was the daughter of John McNeal and Mary Riddle. Mary Jane McNeal married Thomas Struthers, son of James Struthers and Martha C. Paley, on 14 January 1846. Mary Jane McNeal died on 25 January 1906 at age 82.

Child of Mary Jane McNeal and Thomas Struthers

Joel Franklin Shaffer

b. 13 January 1824, d. 13 January 1864
     Joel Franklin Shaffer was born on 13 January 1824. He was the son of John Shaffer and Orpha Terrell. Joel Franklin Shaffer married Frances Ellen Mears, daughter of Samuel Mears and Sarah Gardner, on 30 September 1847. Joel Franklin Shaffer died on 13 January 1864 at age 40.

Child of Joel Franklin Shaffer and Frances Ellen Mears

Frances Ellen Mears

b. 6 August 1828, d. 28 June 1860
     Frances Ellen Mears was born on 6 August 1828. She was the daughter of Samuel Mears and Sarah Gardner. Frances Ellen Mears married Joel Franklin Shaffer, son of John Shaffer and Orpha Terrell, on 30 September 1847. Frances Ellen Mears died on 28 June 1860 at age 31.

Child of Frances Ellen Mears and Joel Franklin Shaffer

James Struthers

b. 1774, d. 16 December 1862
     James Struthers was born in 1774 at Cecil Co., MD. He was the son of John Struthers Senior and Agnes White. James Struthers married Martha C. Paley in 1807. James Struthers died on 16 December 1862.

Child of James Struthers and Martha C. Paley

Martha C. Paley

b. 28 July 1786, d. 8 January 1853
     Martha C. Paley was buried at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH. She was born on 28 July 1786. She married James Struthers, son of John Struthers Senior and Agnes White, in 1807. Martha C. Paley died on 8 January 1853 at age 66.

Child of Martha C. Paley and James Struthers

John McNeal

b. 29 May 1779, d. 2 September 1854
     John McNeal was buried at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH. He was born on 29 May 1779 at County Down, Ireland. He was the son of Allen McNeal and Mary (?) John McNeal died on 2 September 1854 at age 75.

Child of John McNeal and Mary Riddle

Mary Riddle

b. 25 January 1785, d. 12 August 1846
     Mary Riddle was buried at Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Morrow Co., OH. She was born on 25 January 1785 at Washington Co., PA. She was the daughter of Joseph Riddle and Martha (?) Mary Riddle died on 12 August 1846 at age 61.

Child of Mary Riddle and John McNeal

John Shaffer

b. 15 March 1791, d. 29 January 1872
     John Shaffer was born on 15 March 1791. He married Orpha Terrell, daughter of Ichabod Terrell, on 21 April 1816. John Shaffer died on 29 January 1872 at age 80.

Child of John Shaffer and Orpha Terrell

Orpha Terrell

b. 2 May 1798, d. 11 August 1852
     Orpha Terrell was born on 2 May 1798. She was the daughter of Ichabod Terrell. Orpha Terrell married John Shaffer on 21 April 1816. Orpha Terrell died on 11 August 1852 at age 54.

Child of Orpha Terrell and John Shaffer

Agnes White

d. 15 November 1814
     Agnes White was the daughter of John White. Agnes White died on 15 November 1814 at Washington Co., PA.

Child of Agnes White and John Struthers Senior

Joseph Riddle

d. 1822
     Joseph Riddle died in 1822 at Washington Co., PA.

Child of Joseph Riddle and Martha (?)

Miriam Converse Johnson

b. 15 September 1914, d. 21 July 2004
     Miriam Converse Johnson was born on 15 September 1914.1 She was the daughter of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe. Miriam Converse Johnson married Wescott Burlingame Junior, son of Wescott Burlingame Senior, on 27 April 1940 at Aberdeen, NC. Miriam Converse Johnson died on 21 July 2004 at Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC, at age 89.1

Miriam attended Roberts Beach school of Baltimore, Md., Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA., and is a graduate of Prince school of Boston. She and Wes were married in Aberdeen at Ben Airly, the residence of her parents, by the Rev. Ernest Lowry Barber, pastor of Presbyterian church of Aberdeen.

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 227-01-1524.

Betsy Jean Johnson

b. 23 June 1916, d. 19 June 2003
     Betsy Jean Johnson was born on 23 June 1916.1 She was the daughter of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe. Betsy Jean Johnson married Robert Braxton Allport Junior on 28 February at Aberdeen, NC. Betsy Jean Johnson died on 19 June 2003 at Franklin, VA, at age 86.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 241-24-0697.

Lawrence McNeill Johnson

b. 12 July 1923, d. 28 January 2008
Lawrence McNeill Johnson
(1923 - 2008)
     Lawrence McNeill Johnson was born on 12 July 1923. He was the son of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe. Lawrence McNeill Johnson died on 28 January 2008 at Aberdeen, Moore Co., NC, at age 84.1 He was buried on 31 January 2008 at Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, Moore Co., NC.

Lawrence Johnson, a lifelong resident of Aberdeen and well-known attorney, died Monday night at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a fall.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, with burial following in the church cemetery. He was 84.

Lawrence (“Larry”) Johnson was born in Aberdeen on July 12, 1923, the fourth child of J. Talbot and Kate Holcomb Johnson. He attended Southern Pines High School and prepped at the Mount Herman Preparatory School in Massachusetts.

In 1941 he entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but his academic career was cut short by service in the Army during World War II. Shortly after basic training he was transferred to the University of Nebraska for six months in a newly instituted program to learn German, which was to be of use to him while serving in a counter- intelligence unit in Germany.

He returned to the United States in April of 1946 and went on the receive his A.B. degree in political science from Chapel Hill in 1947. In June of 1950 he graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law and in October of the same year joined his father’s law practice in Aberdeen.

Johnson was a third-generation attorney in his family's law firm, which was founded in 1900 in Aberdeen by his grandfather, James McNeill Johnson. His father, James Talbot Johnson, joined the firm in 1913.

Like his father and grandfather, Johnson also served as town attorney for a number of years, but chose to stay out of politics. He was an active trial lawyer until about 1983, when he decided to concentrate primarily in wills and estates, and real estate transactions.

Johnson was fully involved in community life in Aberdeen and Moore County.

"The great thing about my dad is that he had so many interests," said his daughter, Caroline Johnson Patterson. "He was a very committed member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and was the chairman of its building fundraising committee.
"He was a 50-year member of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills and served as its president, and was a member of the Garden Club. He was such a community-minded person. He loved to be out there. He promised Mom he would never go into politics. He stayed away from that, but he did everything else!"

"I will remember him as a very compassionate man with a great sense of humor," said his daughter-in-law, Sarah, the wife of Toby Johnson. "He always took the time to do the things the rest of us just thought to do but never did. He visited a friend at St. Joseph's the day he fell. He cared about everyone. He loved his wife and his family above everything and loved nothing more than to have us around him."

"He was very involved with his grandchildren," Caroline Johnson said. "The kids came up with three pages of funny stories for the minister and it was all memories of Grandpa. He always loved having them around."

Patterson added that Johnson was proud of his Scottish heritage, having traveled to Scotland several times over the years. He founded the St. Andrews Society here in the Sandhills. He was also involved in founding the English-Speaking Union, the Pinehurst Forum, The Moore County Music Association and the Moore County Charitable Foundation. As a charter member of the Country Club of North Carolina, he helped with the development of the club. He was also a veteran of World War II.

"He was someone who was devoted to keeping the Sandhills a beautiful place where people want to come and be a part of this community, and Aberdeen in particular," Caroline Johnson said. "He was absolutely devoted to Aberdeen."
Art Parker, a lifelong Aberdeen resident and former mayor and town commissioner, called Johnson and his family "one of those anchor families in the town who have done so much for us."

"Larry was a wonderful person who helped me tremendously over the years on different aspects of the town," Parker said. "He was just champion of the town's aesthetics and was instrumental in the historic downtown revitalization."
Sarah Johnson said she had received a phone call from a close friend of Olive and Larry early Tuesday morning.

"They said a legend is gone," said Sarah. "He did so much for his community

His wife of fifty years, Olive Camp of Franklin, Virginia, is his mainstay and constant source of support. She is his companion, his champion, and always his friend. They have three grown children, who are married with children of their own: Robin Monroe of Raleigh has a son; Caroline Patterson of Providence, Rhode Island has a daughter and a son; and their youngest child John Talbot Johnson of Pinehurst has a daughter and a son.

Lawrence Johnson’s hobbies include photography, world travel, horticulture, swimming tennis and walking.

Child of Lawrence McNeill Johnson and Olive Buckley Camp

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 237-32-2840.

Wescott Burlingame Junior

b. 9 March 1914, d. 23 June 1999
     Wescott Burlingame Junior was born on 9 March 1914 at Albany, NY.1 He was the son of Wescott Burlingame Senior. Wescott Burlingame Junior married Miriam Converse Johnson, daughter of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe, on 27 April 1940 at Aberdeen, NC. Wescott Burlingame Junior died on 23 June 1999 at Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC, at age 85.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 073-09-9705.

Robert Braxton Allport Junior

b. 1 September 1912, d. 18 September 2003
     Robert Braxton Allport Junior was born on 1 September 1912.1 He married Betsy Jean Johnson, daughter of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe, on 28 February at Aberdeen, NC. Robert Braxton Allport Junior died on 18 September 2003 at VA at age 91.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 173-05-4734.

Robin Camp Johnson

b. 20 July 1951, d. 2 September 2008
     Robin Camp Johnson was born on 20 July 1951 at Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Lawrence McNeill Johnson and Olive Buckley Camp. Robin Camp Johnson died on 2 September 2008 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, at age 57. She was buried on 4 September 2008 at Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, Moore Co., NC.

Robin Camp Johnson Monroe 57, of Raleigh died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at White Memorial Presbyterian Church with Dr. Arthur Ross III and Mr. Clark Scalera officiating. Graveside service will be held 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen with Rev. Jonathan C. Wallace officiating.

Robin was born in Pinehurst on July 20, 1951 and graduated from Mt. Vernon Junior College. She was a longtime member of White Memorial Church and a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She belonged to the Junior League of Raleigh and Colonial Dames of America. She was proud to be a part of the Ann Graham Lotz Bible Studies program.

Robin loved to dance, travel, camp and was a talented athlete. She was an avid bridge player, dog lover, and devoted friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence McNeill Johnson who died January 28, 2008.

Robin is survived by her son, Buckley McNeill Monroe of Raleigh; her mother, Olive Camp Johnson of Aberdeen; her brother, John Talbot "Toby" Johnson (Sarah) of Pinehurst; her sister, Rev. Caroline Johnson Patterson of Providence, RI; stepson, Jim Monroe (Kristine) of Atlanta, GA; stepdaughter, Greyson Monroe McGrail (Rob) of Arlington, VA; a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends after the services in the Jane Bell Gathering Space.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Wake County, PO Box 37639, Raleigh, NC 27627 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038. Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Bowman

b. 29 December 1928, d. 2 May 1987
     Clarence Bowman was born on 29 December 1928 at Gordon Co., GA. He died on 2 May 1987 at Dalton, GA, at age 58.

John White

d. 1758
     Chester Co., Pa., is now Cecil Co., Md. John White died in 1758 at Chester Co., PA.

Child of John White

Wayne Brewster Rule

b. 27 December 1912, d. August 1966
     Wayne Brewster Rule was born on 27 December 1912 at IA.1 He was the son of James Garfield Rule and Ada Eunice Hallowell. Wayne Brewster Rule died in August 1966 at age 53.2

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 056-07-0110.

Edgar A. Doody

b. circa 1879
     Edgar A. Doody was born circa 1879.1 He married Annie Josephine McCafferty, daughter of John Thomas McCafferty and Sarah Ann McDonald, circa 1904.1

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.