Person:George Lynch (17)

  1. George Lynch, Jr.1813 - 1895
  2. Sarah Given Lynch1833 -
m. 15 Feb 1843
  1. Mary E. Lynch1844 - 1925
  2. Joseph Knotts Lynch1845 - 1895
  3. Julia Anne Lynch1845 - 1932
  4. Pembroke Lynch1848 - 1872
  5. Louisa Lynch1851 - 1907
  6. Rufus Lynch1853 - 1858
  7. Amy E. Lynch1856 - 1940
  8. Sarah E. Lynch1858 - 1939
  9. Almira E. Lynch1860 - 1927
  10. Leuverna S. Lynch1862 - 1866
  11. Kosciusko Lynch1866 - 1867
  12. Pulaski Lynch1866 - 1867
  13. George Lewis Lynch1868 - 1928
  14. Matilda J. Lynch1870 - 1951
Facts and Events
Name George Lynch, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 14 Feb 1813 Williams River, Nicholas (now Webster) Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Marriage 15 Feb 1843 to Jemima Knotts
Death[3] 19 Oct 1895 Altizer, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Residence? Altizer, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Burial? Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States

Death Record Detail... Name: Geo Lynch Sex: Male Death Date: 19 Oct 1895 Death Place: Calhoun, West Virginia Age at Death: 82y 8m 5d Burial Place: not listed Burial Date: 21 Oct 1895 Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: Birth Place: W Va Marital Status: W Spouse: Occupation: Farmer

A much more thoroughly researched chart for the Lynch branch, done by Steve & Connie Lynch, is found at:

OBITUARY of George Lynch Contributed by Lois Curry to the MyFamily: Calhoun, Roane, Braxton & Clay Tombstone site: It is with a feeling of sadness and thoughts of the transitory nature of all earthly things that I write of the death of one generally known throughout the county and to a large number of the most prominent citizens of our State, and familiarly called "Uncle George Lynch," who died of fever, after a brief sickness of about a week, at his home on the West Fork, last Saturday, in the 84th year of his age. Uncle George was born in what is now Webster county, W. Va., but was one of the first settlers of this county. He was a good, honest, upright and useful citizen, having served the people of this county, faithfully as a surveyor. He also represented the county in the legislature for two terms. He was a most unassuming man and ever kept "In the even tenor of his way" and seemed alike unaffected by the allurements of fame or personal aggrandizement. A plain, common, sensible and useful man, and noted for his homely wit and good humor, being fond of innocent jest and mirth. Uncle George possessed many noble traits of character, such as patience, kindness, contentment, fidelity for duty and others. I have often thought that the words of Mill Brandon, "O what a blessed gift of heaven is a calm and serene spirit that wraps its possessor as it were in the sunlight and which like the radient cloud that proceed the (can't read) in the wilderness impart its moving brillancy to all beholders," were applicable to him. Uncle George married a sister of Capt. A. Knotts, who with several of their children have preceded him to the spirit realm, yet there are other children and grand-children left to mourn his loss. To all of who we tender our sympathy. We do not know whether Uncle George ever made a public profession of religion or not, be that as it may, "The Kingdom of God is (?) here or (?) there! I cometh not with observation but (?) to God and his fellow man, and therefore sorrow not as those without hope, trusting that All is well with his soul."

"Life's duty done as sinks the clay, (day?) And from it freed he doth arise; While heaven and earth combine to (?) He blest the righteous when he (?) dies.

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Hardesty's History of Calhoun County, West Virginia


George Lynch, Jr., son of George and Mary (Gregory) Lynch, was born on Williams River, Nicholas County, Virginia (now West Virginia), February 14, 1813. His parents both died in Gilmer County, this state, his father in 1860, and his mother in 1875, but he has made his home in what is now Calhoun County since 1843. In that year he left Gilmer County, and settled on West Fork, building a mill near where he now lives. In Arnoldsburg, this county, February 15, 1843, the words were spoken joining in one the lives of George Lynch, Jr., and Jemima Knotts, and the years that have ensued have given them fourteen children, born: Mary, January 22, 1844; Joseph K., and Julia Ann, December 18, 1845; Pembroke, May 28, 1848, died October 1, 1872; Louisa, November 17, 1851; Rufus, August 14, 1853, died November 7, 1858; Amy, March 15, 1856; Sarah E., May 1, 1858; Almira E., October 16, 1860; Leuverna S., January 28, 1862, died December 25, 1866; Kosciuske and Pulaski, April 16, 1866, died January 18 and 19, 1867, respectively; George L., January 14, 1868; Matilda J., September 28, 1870. The wife of Mr. Lynch was born September 18, 1827, in Harrison County, then in Virginia, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Arnold) Knotts. Her father is now deceased, her mother living in Washington district, Calhoun County. George Lynch, Jr., has served Calhoun County in many official positions, From 1854-56 he was justice of the peace; 1856, for a number of years was surveyor for the county, serving until ill health forced him to resign; in 1870 he represented Calhoun and Gilmer Counties in the legislature, and 1771-72, he was representative from Calhoun and Ritchie Counties. Farming and surveying now occupy his time, and Arnoldsburg, Calhoun County, West Virginia is his address.

Transcribed by Linda Fluharty

  1. West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History).

    Son George L. Lynch's death cert.

  2. Misc..

    Birth date & location posted with his obit on Tombstone site. Place of death posted there does not agree with WV Culture Online death record which I have copied into his Notes.

  3. West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History).

    Death Records

  4.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887)
  5.   Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society (Grantsville, West Virginia). History of Calhoun County, West Virginia, 1989. (Grantsville).
  6.   McWhorter Jackson Sketches.