George Washington Arbogast

Male 1840 - 1911  (71 years)


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  • Name George Washington Arbogast 
    Born 15 Mar 1840  Pocahontas Co., Va/Wv Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1911  , , Webster Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried , Hacker's Valley, Webster Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID P19169  Arbogast
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2016 

    Father Solomon Arbogast,   b. 25 Jan 1808, Pocahontas Co., Va/Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1857, Pocahontas Co., Va/Wv Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Nancy Nottingham,   b. 14 Feb 1808, Pocahontas Co., Va/Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1877, Pocahontas Co., Va/Wv Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1831  Pocahontas Co., Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4059  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Elizabeth Arbogast,   b. 8 Mar 1841, Pocahontas Co., Va/Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1900, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1867  Anna Arbogast, Residence, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Franklin Arbogast,   b. 21 Jul 1868, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1949, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. William Averill Arbogast,   b. 12 Nov 1869, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1935, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Ida Law Bertie Arbogast,   b. 23 Nov 1871, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1892, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. Fannie Floretta Arbogast,   b. 15 May 1873, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1889, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     5. Vinnie Ann Arbogast,   b. Mar 1877, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Walter Aldine Arbogast,   b. 14 Mar 1879, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1976, , Pocahontas , West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     7. Ava Mintie Arbogast,   b. 4 Apr 1881, Pocahontas Co., Wv Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F4592  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Letter from George W Arbogast to Mary E Arbogast, 15 Sep 1863
    Letter from George W Arbogast to Mary E Arbogast, 15 Sep 1863
    Dear cousin
    I take my pen in hand this
    after noon to let you know that
    I am well at present and hope
    these few lines may find you
    enjoying the same blessing of health.
    I landed hear last night about dark every thing is quiet hear now.
    there was some talk of the rebles coming in hear but I think they
    have give out thenotion as it
    would not bee healthy for
    rebles hear.
    I do not think that there will
    be any scout going in to Poca for
    some time as we are not prepared
    for to go and I am glad of it for
    I do not like these big scouts.
    the rebles are so careless with
    a gun that they might shoot
    some body
    [end of first page]
    I heard from Charles he is getting
    along fine he sent in word with
    Captain Ewing to me that he was
    as well as he ever was that he was
    able to do any kind of work.
    Captain Ewing, sargent Riply and Brown of our company landed hear
    yesterday evening The captain is
    mending fine and all the rest of
    the boys except one are on the
    mend I do not known when
    Charles will get back but I
    suppose that he will have to
    go around by Richmond before
    he can get exchanged.
    well cousin Lisa the next time
    I come over I want you to stay
    at home one night any how
    or if you don’t there will bee
    a fus for I think a greatedeal
    of my cousins and therefore when
    I get to see them I would like if
    [end of page two]
    they could stay at home however
    I don’t blame you
    I will have to close as supper well
    soon be ready so nothing more at
    present but remain your affectionate
    cousin untill death
    G Arbogast
    Lisa Arbogast
    I want you to write to me as soon
    as you get this and give me all
    the news
    Star of columbia fair as the morn
    born
    Unsullied by crime and in liberty
    art
    The giant of nations of freedom and
    hart
    The mirror of nature the bold honest
    land
    The arts fly for favor to our happy
    tiring hand
    From europes famed cities to thy fos
    to grace
    Hear find they a favor to and find
    smiles on thy face
    And are met like a parent with
    free to roam
    Hear genius has vent hear the mind
    [end of page 3]
    turnd to a home
    And the soil to the stranger is
    brain
    No longer depressed by fashions dull
    He lives and feels like a giant again
    I will send
    [end of letter]
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  • Notes 
    • From Amanda Arbogast Forbes family group record 359. Battery D, 1st Rgt.,
      WV Arty., Union Army during Civil War.
    • About letter:

      [Notes:
      George Washington Arbogast (b. 15 Mar 1840, d. 24 Jun 1911), son of Solomon Arbogast and Nancy Nottingham.
      Mary Elizabeth Arbogast Sutton (b. 7 Mar 1843, d. 10 Jan 1914), daughter of Adam Arbogast and Margaret Clarissa Sutton.
      Solomon Arbogast and Adam Arbogast were brothers.
      Mentioned in the letter are:
      Captain Ewing = Captain Chatham T. Ewing, Battery G, 1st Regiment West Virginia Light Artillery
      Charles = I assume to G.W. Arbogast?s brother, Charles Wesley Arbogast (b. 17 Dec 1841, d. 11 Aug 1864 in Andersonville Prison)
      Xerox copy of letter given to Jo Lori Drake by Ivan Sutton. Notes: George Washington Arbogast (b. 15 Mar 1840, d. 24 Jun 1911), son of Solomon Arbogast and Nancy Nottingham. Mary Elizabeth Arbogast Sutton (b. 7 Mar 1843, d. 10 Jan 1914), daughter of Adam Arbogast and Margaret Clarissa Sutton. Solomon Arbogast and Adam Arbogast were brothers. Mentioned in the letter are: Captain Ewing = Captain Chatham T. Ewing, Battery G, 1st Regiment West Virginia Light Artillery Charles = I assume to G.W. Arbogast?s brother, Charles Wesley Arbogast (b. 17 Dec 1841, d. 11 Aug 1864 in Andersonville Prison).
      Poca refers to Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where both G.W. and Mary ?Lisa? lived.
      The song at the end is ?Star of Columbia? by Harry Bluff, H. De Marsan, Publisher, ... No. 38 Chatham Street, N. Y.
      STAR OF COLUMBIA.
      Star of Columbia, fair as the morn,
      Unsullied by crime, and in Liberty born,
      The Giant of Nations, of Freedom and Art:
      The Mirror of Nature, the Bold, Honest Heart!
      The Arts fly for favor to this happy land,
      From Europe?s famed cities to thy fostering hand:
      Here find they a favor to aid and to grace,
      And are met like a parent, with smiles on thy face.
      Here Genius has vent, here the mind's free to roam,
      And the soil to the stranger is turned a home;
      No longer depressed by fashion?s dull brain,
      He lives, and he feels like a Giant again! ]