Person:John Auvil (3)

Johannes "John" Auvil
  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 -
Facts and Events
Name Johannes "John" Auvil
Alt Name[4] John Auville
Gender Male
Birth? 7 Jul 1820 Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA(or Maryland according to his son Lorenzo's death certificate)
Alt Birth[5] 3 July 1822
Marriage 10 Apr 1845 Barbour, West Virginia, United Statesto Margaret Catharine "Kittle" Cox
Property[2][3] 1863 Auviltown, Tucker, West Virginia, USApurchased land from William Marsh and moved to Auviltown where he built a grist mill
Death? 28 Feb 1909 St George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States
Burial[1] Saint George Cemetery, Saint George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States

John was a miller and founder of Auviltown.

  1. Find A Grave.
  2. Maxwell, Hu. History of Tucker County, West Virginia from its earliest explorations and settlements to the present time: with biographical sketches of more than two hundred and fifty of the leading men, and a full appendix of official and electional history; also an account of the rivers, forests and caves of the county. (Kingwood, West Virginia: Preston Pub. Co., 1884), 1884.

    Auviltown was in Clover District at the mouth of Upper Johathan Run. William Marsh was the founder of modern Auviltown but Johathan Minear was the first settler there. He settled on Lower Johathan Run, a half mile below Auviltown in 1776, and there was slaughtered by Indians on April 16, 1780. In 1845 John Auvil, a native of Pennsylvania, moved to Pifer Mountain, with his wife Catherine, from Barbour County. In 1863 he purchased land from William Marsh and moved to Auviltown where he built a grist mill. He buildt a dam across Cheat River and operated the mill by water power. In 1890 a post office was established at Auviltown with George B. Auvil, a son of John Auvil, as the first postmaster. It was on the mail route between Rowlesburg and Saint George. George B. Auvil was the father of Harvey Wayne Auvil (1875-1949), for many years a teacher and principal. Harvey Wayne Auvil's wife, Nora Alice Shaffer, born September 27, 1880, met a tragic death on the railroad crossing on River Street in Parsons, January 31, 1925, when she was run over by the afternoon passenger train.

  3. Auvil is also known as Auviltown. [1]
  4. Last name spelled Auville on his marriage certificate.
  5. OHGALLIA-L Archives