Elizabeth Hurst Heckert

Elizabeth Hurst Heckert

Elizabeth "Betsy" Hurst, duaghter of  John and Winny Hurst, was born November 20, 1811, and died September 28, 1874 in Troy, Gilmer County, West Virginia. She married Adam Heckert, Jr. October 8, 1829 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia (Source: Lewis County Marriage Book 1, Page 53, The marriage bond was signed by John Hurst in Gilmer County on Oct. 1, 1829.), son of Adam Heckert and Sarah Eller. He was born January 15, 1802 in Randolph County, (West) Virginia, and died December 6, 1872 in Lewis County, West Virginia. Adam ran a flour mill, owned a general store and was a Justice of the Peace. Both he and Betsy are buried at Farnsworth Cemetery, near Troy, Gilmer County.

Children of Elizabeth Hurst and Adam Heckert are:

i. Daniel Eller Heckert, born August 28, 1830 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia; died December 30, 1906 in Troy, Gilmer County, West Virginia. Buried Carder Cemetery, near Vadis, Lewis County. He married (2) Mary Means May 5, 1853 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia; born May 18, 1834 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia; died November 16, 1895 in Lewis County, West Virginia. The index in the marriage book says David E. Echard. The couple was married by the Rev. Alexander Morrison.

ii. Eliza Heckert, born January 11, 1832 in Gilmer County, (West) Virginia; died November 18, 1860 in Gilmer County, (West) Virginia. She married (1) William Kenna Moneypenny April 1, 1851 in Gilmer County, (West) Virginia born February 14, 1825 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia; died September 23, 1892 in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

iii. Mary Heckert, born October 1, 1834; died May 7, 1836.

iv. John Wesley Heckert, born August 31, 1835; died 1851. Killed by a horse.

v. Sarah Winifred Heckert, born December 29, 1837 in Gilmer County, West Virginia; died December 13, 1921. Buried at Troy IOOF Cemetery, Gilmer County. She married John Alvin Stalnaker December 28, 1854 in Gilmer County, West Virginia; born 1833; died 1919. Sarah was only 16 when she married John Stalnaker, 29. John served in the Civil War.

vi. Nancy Heckert, born August 2, 1841 in Gilmer County, (West) Virginia; died June 5, 1849.

vii. Margaret E. Heckert, born April 9, 1843; died August 10, 1856 in Gilmer County, West Virginia of scarlet fever.

viii. George Vincent "Bub" Heckert, born January 4, 1847 in Gilmer County, (West) Virginia; died July 16, 1917 in Gilmer County, West Virginia. Buried atTroy IOOF Cemetery. He married (1) Pheby Ruhama "Rhuey" Osborn March 12, 1868 in Lewis County, West Virginia born circa 1842 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. He married (2) Ruhama Osburn March 12, 1868 in Lewis County, West Virginia born 1842; died 1928. Bub was a miller and a justice of the peace. He was appointd as guardian of his wife's nephew William McClelland Osburn on July 17, 1869. In the1900 census a niece, Liddia Osburn, is also living in the home of Ruie and Bub.