Person:Elias Auvil (2)

Rev Elias Auvil, Sr.
b.27 May 1825 Probably Pennsylvania
  1. Daniel Auvil, Jr.1817 - 1899
  2. Johan Georg Abel1819 -
  3. Johannes "John" Auvil1820 - 1909
  4. Abilone Abel1821 -
  5. Rev Elias Auvil, Sr.1825 - 1892
  6. Katie Auvilabt 1826 -
  7. Lydda Auvilabt 1828 -
  8. Harriet Auvil1829 -
  9. Anna Auvil1831 -
  10. William Auvilabt 1833 -
  • HRev Elias Auvil, Sr.1825 - 1892
  • WMary Hershman1822 - 1892
m. abt 1845
  1. Andrew J. Auvil1844 - 1923
  2. Margaret Auvilafter 1845 -
  3. Martha J. Auvilafter 1845 -
  4. George Washington Auvil1848 - 1907
  5. James Elias Auvil1861 - 1936
Facts and Events
Name Rev Elias Auvil, Sr.
Alt Name James Elias
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 May 1825 Probably Pennsylvania
Marriage abt 1845 to Mary Hershman
Death[1] 30 Dec 1892 Valley Furnace, Barbour, West Virginia, United States
Occupation? Barbour, West Virginia, United StatesElder (Minister) of the Shiloh Church of the (German Baptist) Brethren
Burial[2] Shiloh Cemetery, Kasson, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA

Elias Auvil, a son of his [Daniel Abel's] second marriage, was the founder of the family in West Virginia. He came from Pennsylvania when a young man and established himself near Valley Furnace in Barbour County. He was a farmer, for some years was a merchant at Valley Furnace, and he lived in that community until his death in December, 1892, when about sixty-eight years of age. He was a minister as well as business man and farmer, and for many years did much to sustain the Brethren Church in his community. His only participation in politics was to vote the democratic ticket. Elias Auvil married Mary Hershman in Preston County. She was a daughter of James Hershman and died in May, 1892. Their children were: George W., a farmer in Bar- bour County, who died near Valley Furnace, leaving several children: Andrew J., a retired farmer at Tracy; Margaret, now living at Parsons, West Virginia, widow of William Shaffer, who died at Valley Furnace, where he was a farmer; Martha J., who died near Valley Furnace, wife of D. J. Howdershelt; and James Elias.

(an excerpt from The History of West Virginia, Old and New written in 1923)S1
  1. 1.0 1.1 Callahan, James Morton, and American Historical Society (New York). History of West Virginia, old and new: in one volume : and West Virginia biography in two additional volumes. (Chicago [Illinois]: American Historical Society, c1923).
  2. #7575573, in Find A Grave.