Abigail Flanner

Abigail Flanner

Albi Cottage, home to the Flanners Ah, the year was 1836, Abigail Flanner and her friends made a pact on New Years Eve to write someone famous. Abigail chose Fitzgreen Halleck, and they carried on a correspondence throughout the year.  Halleck was a popular NY poet who rubbed shoulders with...Read more
J T Updegraff

J T Updegraff

Jonathan Taylor (J.T.) Updegraff, well known physician and surgeon, member of congress, owner and trainer of fine horses. 1822-1882.   J. T. Updegraff was born in 1822 to David and Rebecca (Taylor) Updegraff, on a farm just west of Mt. Pleasant. It was there that he spent his boyhood days....Read more
Lupton brothers

Lupton brothers

Lupton brothers, Albert and  Lewis, were born in Jefferson County to parents, George Lupton and Sarah Crew, in 1856 and 1859 respectively.          Lewis Lupton.                                              ...Read more
Moses Fleetwood Walker

Moses Fleetwood Walker

    Moses Fleetwood Walker (1857-1924) was born in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson Co. The son of Dr Moses W Walker (1821-?) and Carolina Ohara (1823-1893). In 1883, Fleet Walker was signed to play for the Toledo Blue Stockings, a minor-league team in the Northwestern League. In 1884 the team became...Read more
David B Updegraff

David B Updegraff

  David Brainerd Updegraff was born in 1830 on a farm near Mt. Pleasant to Quaker parents, David and Rebecca (Taylor) Updegraff .       His mother, Rebecca, and his grandfather and grandmother Jonathan and Ann Taylor were well known Quaker ministers.   David was married first in 1852 to...Read more
Jake Washington

Jake Washington

We have said in the past, The Mt Pleasant abolitionists were Quaker, Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist. They were men, women and children.  They were black and they were white.   Many people think that most of the people involved with the Underground Railroad were white. The truth is that most...Read more
J C Hoge

J C Hoge

The occupations relating to horses in the previous post did not include horse/stock breeders. Mt. Pleasant was home to several stock breeders who were very well known in the local area and beyond.  James Clayton Hoge. Known as J. C. Hoge owned and operated The Oakland Stock Farm. His family consisted...Read more
Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas Jr.              by Guest blogger and descendant of Jesse and Avis Thomas, Mark Thomas   Jesse Thomas Jr. was born May 28, 1771 at Mattamuskeet, Hyde County, North Carolina; being the 2nd son of Jesse Thomas-Sr. and Sarah Muncy, who had a total...Read more
William Reid

William Reid

William Reid: Skilled Wheelright and so much more!   William Reid was born Apr. 2, 1807 in Hancock County, VA (WV). He was married in 1835 to Rachel Scott Mitchell and their family included 8 children. In 1840, William purchased lot #2 on the corner of Union and Concord streets and...Read more
Ottoway Moore

Ottoway Moore

James Ottoway Moore was one of the emancipated Taliferro slaves who was relocated to Mt Pleasant.  He was twenty years old when he arrived.  In 1858 he is listed as a hack driver in Mt Pleasant.  The hack was the predecessor of the taxi.    The Wheeling Times of Tuesday...Read more