Thursday, September 28, 1972
September 25, 1972, marks the 240th anniversary of the landing of the Waybright families in America. Arriving from Port Rotterdam into Port Philadelphia on the ship “Loyal Judith” on September 25, 1732.
Having left Bavaria Easter Sunday and a tributary of the beautiful Blue Danube on foot near Anabach, they covered over 50 miles to the headwaters of the “River Neckar,” where they took to a raft and then floated to the forks of the water at the “Rhine River” and Manheim, Germany. From Manheim they went by boat to Rotterdam to ship out…
The original passport and big German Family Bible have been in possession of the Kessler families of Troy, Ohio, for many years; they are descendants of George Butterbaugh and Sarah Waybright, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Fetters Waybright…
The very name Waybright in its original form “Weinbrecht” meant “Bright Wine,” it seeming their name was from the ancient ability to make the finest of wines.
Their many musical talents through the years, as evidenced by both the Waybrights and their kinsmen, the Arbogasts, seem to reflect the same talents of their ancestry…
A candlelight double ring ceremony uniting Marsha Simmons and Mark A. Kane was performed Friday even-ing, August 25, 1972, at seven-thirty o’clock in the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at Hillsboro.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Simmons, of Droop, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kane, of Durbin.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Cecil Dalton before an altar of white daisies and gladioli and two seven branch candelabra holding lighter tapers. The candle lighters were Claude Simmons and Durwood Register. Miss Cornell Moore, of Marlinton, played the traditional wedding music…
Born to SP.5 (c) and Mrs. Freddie L. Greer, of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, a daughter, named Ava Anne.
Joseph Henry Keister, 82, of Marlinton, a veteran of World War I. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
William Pleas Dearfield, 83, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Mill Point. Born in Lincoln County, a son of the late General Dearfield and Anna Dearfield Peyton. Burial in Sharp Cemetery near Mill Point.
Mrs. Fannie M. Harrison, 83, of Renick; born in McDowell County, a daughter of the late Wilkerson and Annie Hardy Beavers. Burial in Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
Earl Weiford, of Orange, California; he had made his home with Nancy McNeill, the former wife of Stowe P. McNeill. He was a World War I Veteran, and member of Marlinton Masonic Lodge No. 127 AF & AM.
Jerry S. Gray, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, formerly of Cass, a son of the late Jerry M. and Maye S. Gray. Burial in the End of the Trail Cemetery near Lewisburg.
Mrs. Lydia Mae Kershner Bogan, 69, of Willoughby, Ohio; born in Greenbrier County, a daughter of the late Hessikiah Kershner and Susan Gardner Kershner. Burial in Miller Memorial Chapel at Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Charles Herman Brown, of West Columbia, South Carolina; a son of George A. Brown, of Green Bank, and the late Macie Bodkin Brown. Burial in the Greenlawn Memorial Park at Columbia, South Carolina.