Note N506 Index
She is described as Deborah's youngest daughter in her will of July 16, 1705. As well she has the last name Attwood. There was a Thomas Attwood who married a Sarah Holtum on April 4, 1703, so I am going to assume that it was her.
There is a burial for an Anne Attwood, wife of Thomas Attwood buried January 1, 1752. I have used that date.
Note N507 Index
Her place of birth comes from the 1920 census re her son James.
Note N508 Index
Here is her obituary:
Delphos Republican, May 17, 1901
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoover, whose death by
accident the Republican last week noted, was held at the
M.E. Church in Delphos Saturday at 3 p.m. May 11,
1901 with sermon by G.S. Smith.
The pall bearers were by request members of the GAR
post here. H.S. Warren, Ed. Ferguson, A.D. Geren, N.L.
Burr, Chas. Neumann, Jno. Brown, Glasco.
Mrs. Hoover was born in Monroe County, Ohio
Sept 23, 1823. Her husband, Richard Hoover, to whom
she was married in 1848, died in the army in September,
1864. Ten children were born to them of whom five are
now living. The death of her husband left her with eight
small children with whom she moved to Kansas and
onto her present farm in 1872. The five children are:
Mrs. Joe Maring, Salina; Mrs. William Haley, Meredith;
David Hoover, Parkland, Okla., Mrs. D. Overacker,
Ripley, Okla., and Amanda, living on the farm. Mrs.
Hoover united with the Christian Church in her youth
and lived close to its teachings during the remainder of
She was held in high esteem by all who knew here,
and her death comes as sincere bereavement to all.
Coroner Phillipson and Deputy Sheriff Reed were called
Friday on an inquest, and rendered a verdict of
accidental death in accord with the details as here
published last week.
No blame attached to the young boy, Arthur Haley,
in whose hands the gun was when it was discharged, and
his grandmother met her death. He had been shooting
crows for a day or two about the place, and the morning
of the accident, he with his grandmother was outdoors,
Arthur to shoot more crows and his grandmother to drive
some hogs from the yard. In some unaccountable
manner the shotgun was prematurely discharged, the
load striking the grandmother under the right shoulder.
She sank to the ground and died in a very few minutes.
May 10, 1901
MRS. ELIZABETH HOOVER IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND
DIES IN TWENTY MINUTES.
Early Thursday morning May 9th, 1901, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hoover, living on her farm 8 miles northwest of
Delphos, was outdoors about some work in the yard. Her
grandson, Arthur Haley, a lad of fourteen, son of William
Haley, was handling a shotgun. The boy didn't know the
gun was cocked, but on his handling, the gun was
discharged, the contents striking his grandmother just
below the right shoulder, inflicting a terrible wound
from which she died in a very few minutes.
Mrs. Hoover lives on her farm with her daughter, Amanda. Her grandson, James Haley, son of Wm. Haley, her son-in-law, whose home is on Pipe Creek, was living there and working the farm. Jimmie's brother, Arthur, who was handling the gun, was over helping with the work. Mrs. Hoover was carried unconscious into the house, and Jimmie, nearly crazed with grief, came to town, sent Dr. Aplin out, and went to break the news to his parents on Pipe Creek. Dr. Aplin went immediately, but the unfortunate woman was dead before he got there. It is another of the awful tragedies that so frequently occur in connection with unloaded guns, and this one, in one of our oldest and best known families, is very greatly deplored by all, and sincere sympathy is extended. The funeral will probably occur Friday.
Note N509 Index
She is said to have died at age 7. In the burial records for Delphos, she is listed as dying at 6 years. 8 months and 8 days.
Note N510 Index
If I have the right John Kennedy (and I am pretty sure I do) then this is what his children had inscribed on his gravestone:
This Stone was Erected in Memory of John Kennedy, of Ryan, who Departed this Life June 30th, 1841 Aged 55 years, and Elizabeth His Wife ********* March the 15th, 1846
Unfortunately, the references to Elizabeth are illegible except for the last date.
In "Old Families of Newry" by R.S.J. Clarke, published by the Ulster Historical Foundation at 12 College Sq. E. in Belfast, the following is said about Ryan's Presbyterian Church:
The congregation was formed in 1826 and had a meeting house in the Townland of Ryans. In 1834, the congregation was associated with the original Burghers Seceders rather than the Succession Synod formed by the Union of Burghers. By 1837, the parishioners had unanimously petitioned for union with the Presbytery of Newry.
The grid reference for the graveyard is OS47 Grid Ref. 142313.
He was described as a farmer in the marriage certificates of his children.