Biography of

Elizabeth Beard Poage

 

Born Abt 1789, Greenbrier County, WV
Died  
Married George Washington Poage, 18 May 1815
 

George W. Poage was a person of fine appearance, and his resemblance to portraits of Washington - of whom he was a namesake - was frequently remarked upon. An evergreen prayer meeting was conducted at his house on silent Sabbaths. He loved to 'wail with judicious care' the hymns and tunes that were sung by his Covenanting ancestry in Scotland. While there was much singing and reading and much praying, but few things were sung, read, and prayed, and so the minds of the worshippers were concentrated on the few things needful... Advanced in years, Mr. Poage went west with his family and settled in Missouri.

 

Children Born
Elizabeth Beard Poage  03 Oct 1818
George Washington Poage, Jr. 14 Apr 1819
Josiah Beard Poage abt. 1820
Samuel Davies Poage 09 Jun 1822
John Beard Poage abt. 1823
 

References

http://appalachian_home.tripod.com/geo_poage.htm

George Washington Poage was born about 1783 in VA.

From William T. Price's Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV (reprinted by McClain Publishing, Parsons, WV, 1963; originally published by Price Brothers, Marlinton, WV, 1901):

 "George W. Poage was a person of fine appearance, and his resemblance to portraits of Washington - of whom he was a namesake - was frequently remarked upon. An evergreen prayer meeting was conducted at his house on silent Sabbaths. He loved to 'wail with judicious care' the hymns and tunes that were sung by his Covenanting ancestry in Scotland. While there was much singing and reading and much praying, but few things were sung, read, and prayed, and so the minds of the worshippers were concentrated on the few things needful... Advanced in years, Mr. Poage went west with his family and settled in Missouri."

The following are excerpted from Lyman Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia:

SEPTEMBER, 1805 (A to D)

James Brown, of Lexington, Ky., and Wade Mosby, of Powhatan County, Va., vs. George Poage and Robert Poage, Sr. and Jr.--Contract by plaintiffs to convey to defendant the Platt and certificates and make deeds to all the right of said Brown and Mosby, supposed to be 35/60 of 2 surveys made in name of Littleberry Mosby, heirs-at-law of John Mosley, deceased, on two entries on the Ohio above the mouth of Scioto in the name of sd. John Mosby. 8,000 acres at $3.00 per acre, 26th June, 1799. Patent by James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky, 28th July, 1800 to Ro. Poage, Geo. Poage and Rob. Poage, Jr., assignees of Littleberry, Mosby. 3,550 acres by survey, 2d June, 1797, in Mason County on the Ohio. Ditto to ditto, 2300, of above, mouth of Scioto.

Poage vs. Brown--O. S. 136; N. S. 47--. Orators are, viz: George,Robert, 122Sr., and Robert, Jr., Poage. In 179_ orators, being desirous of forming a settlement on Ohio River between mouths of the two Sandy Rivers in Kentucky, applied to James Brown, who was intimately acquainted with the land claims, who told them the lands were owned by him and Wade Moseby. He showed an entry for 5,000 acres in nameof John Moseby, deceased, and one for 3,000 acres and represented they had been surveyed by Robert Johnston, a man notoriously conversant in land claims. There was an interlock (claimed) with the entries of Harvie Thurston and Taylor and of John Craig, Francis Taylor and Abraham Buford. James Brown's answer in New Orleans, 19th June, 1806. See valuable plats and entries.

George Poage vs. Dilley--O. S. 271; N. S. 95--Bill, 1812. On 19th November, 1782, orator made two entries in Augusta (now Bath) on head Brown's Creek, one for 100 acres and one for 140 acres; surveys on 15th December, 1785, and patents 25th July, 1800, for 140 acres. Martin Dilly had a conflicting claim under an older patent to Moses Moore. Answer by Martin Dilly, 9th June, 1813: On 3d April, 1809, he bought 120 acres from John Moore in Bath, part of 400 acres. Patented to Moses Moore 16th August, 1787, between Naps Creek and Thorny Creek at a place called Richlands. This patent was in right of settlement by certificate 15th June, 1782. John Moore, Sr., is father-in-law of Martin Dilly. Samuel Waugh deposes, Moses Moore claims by the headright of Joseph Gregory. John McCutchan petitions, he purchased the land from William Moore, nephew of Moses Moore. Settlement certificate dated 15th June, 1782, for 400 acres settled by Joseph Gregory before 1st January, 1778, signed by Commissioners, viz: Wm. McKee, Robt. Davis, Thomas Adams, Saml. Vance. Levi Moore deposes, in Bath, October, 1817, has known the place called the Richlands 44 years; is said to be distantly related to Moses Moore's family, but does not know how. John Moore, Jr., deposes, in Bath, 13th October, 1817, has known Gregory's improvement 40 years. George Poage has been living there 35 years. Deponent is son of Moses Moore.

 

He married Elizabeth Beard 18 May 1816 in VA. She was born about 1783. She was the daughter of John Beard and Janet Wallace. View the Beard line here. View the Wallace line here.

Their children were:

George Washington Poage, Jr (born about 1812 in VA)

Samuel Davies Poage

John B. Poage

Elizabeth Poage (married William P. Hill)

http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/greenbrier/cemetery/micscems.txt

Old Stone Church Cemetery

Beard
Alice C. Jan.6,1831-June 18,1874   43Y 5M 12D
Delia M. Jan.11,1864-Oct.26,1865   1Y 9M 15D
Elizabeth Sep.19,1854 w/o Andrew
Etaline M. Hamilton Dec.7,1835-Dec.4,1912 w/o S C. 76Y 11M 28D
Lillian R. June.11,1861-July 24,1918  57Y 1M 13D
Margaret E. Nov.25, 1866-Sep.20,1878  11Y 9M 25D
Phil J  Apr.28.1869-Dec.31,1892  23Y 8M 3D
Ruth Mason Apr.30,1874 2nd w/o S C  43Y 9M 4D
Dr. S.C. Oct.3,1831-Auf.26,1905   74Y 9M 4D
Samuel S Dec.31,1910-June 4,1911 s/o S C & R M    5M 5D
Silas Boxley Apr.8,1903-Aug.2,1903   4M  6D