Pancoastburg Cemetery Info

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Mahlon Anderson, blacksmith and farmer, is the second of three sons born to Levi and Nancy Brown Anderson, of Ohio. His grandparents were from Virginia but came to Ohio and settled near Chillicothe in an early day.

Our subject was born June 13, 1832 and having learned the trade of a blacksmith in the years of his minority has devoted his life mainly to hard work at the anvil and bellows. He was married, June 8, 1856, to Helen Fulton, first daughter of John W. and Phoebe Lyons Fulton of Ross Co. to them have been born five children: Alfred A. born June 20, 1857 - Nancy Ann born May 6, 1859 - William H. born May 31, 1861 - Charlie born September 30, 1872 - Clara born March 25, 1875. All are yet alive and in good health.

He established himself in Waterloo in the year 1852 and in all these years has attended carefully to business and as a consequence, has prospered. He possesses a nice home in the village besides some farm lands elsewhere. Their daughter Nancy A. married Christopher Hanawalt in February of 1876. Alfred married Ella Crabb in January of 1880.

(Mahlon & Helen are buried in the Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery. Buried there also: John W. & Phoebe Lyons Fulton (Helen's parents), Alfred A. & wife Ella, William H., Charlie and Nancy Anderson Hanawalt, wife of Christopher.)


The Gaskills were Pennsylvanians and came to this state in 1809 settling two miles east of Waterloo in Pickaway County. Shrieve, the subject of this sketch, was the son of Caleb and Elizabeth Gaskill and was born June 8, 1806. He married Cynthia, daughter of Thomas and Mary Harvey Barton of Virginia. Their marriage took place January 5, 1827. Mrs. Gaskill was born July 28, 1812. To this marriage was born ten children: Elizabeth born October 6, 1828, wife of Warford Young - Harriet born June 2, 1830, wife of Laban Timmons - Mary Ann born January 23, 1832, wife of James Young - Lewis born January 30, 1834 and died 1837 - James W. born April 13, 1837 married Mary Lysinger - Orrelius J. born September 19, 1839 and died August 4, 1851 - Vincent H. born August 5, 1842, - Warford Nilson born November 19, 1844 and died August 24, 1861 - Artie born June 19, 1846 and died August 8 1867.

Mr. Gaskill accumulated considerable property during a busy life time and died in 1875 at the age of 63 years. He was a man of sterling qualities, greatly esteemed for this character which was that of an upright, consistent Christian. He was a member of the Christian Church at Waterloo and in the support of the ministry and other expenses of the church. He was liberal to a fault.

During the years of the rebellion he was known as a man who stood firm for the right and in word and deed went in for a vigorous prosecution of the war.

(Buried in Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Shrieve & Cynthia Gaskill, Elizabeth Gaskill Young & husband Warford, Harriet Gaskill Timmons & husband Laban, Warford Nilson Gaskill.)


Shrieve's son, Vincent H., was fairly educated in the common schools and at an early age evinced a taste for books. He began reading medicine in 1860, completing his studies in 1863, graduating at the Old Berkshire Medical Institution, Pittsfield, Massachusetts in November of the same year. In the following January he entered the United States service as assistant surgeon, ranking as first lieutenant. He did duty at Mound City and Cairo, Illinois until the war closed.

Following this he engaged in the practice of medicine in Waterloo meeting with deserved success. His reputation and standing as a physician place him in the front rank of practitioners of this county. Dr. Gaskill has been twice married; his first wife Frances Messmore died January 1876. She bore him one son, Pliney E. To his present wife he was married March 1879. To this marriage has been one child, Ralph born January, 1880.

(Buried in Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Vincent H. & Frances Gaskill.)


James Monroe Nutt is the eighth child and third son of his parents James and Rachel Cartmill Nutt of Virginia in which state James was born January 1, 1821. His grandparents John and Elizabeth Houston Nutt came with their family and settled on the lands now occupied by Cornelius Leavell in the year 1800. The parents and grandparents of our subject died in the same place. The children of Rachel and James Nutt were John, Sarah, Elizabeth, Catherine, Nancy, William, Rebecca, James M., Anna J., Lucinda, George, Matilda and Madison.

Our subject was married to Mildred Cline in the year 1842. Mrs. Nutt is the daughter of Henry and Catherine Ramsey Cline of this county and was born in 1823. They have had eight children born to them: Joanna, Lafayette, Angeline, Cornelius, James Mack, Serepta, Irvin W., and Elvina. Serepta and Irvin are deceased.

Joanna married Phillip Sockman. Lafayette married Frances Callender. Angeline married Allen Keller. Cornelius married Mary Holby. James M. married Sarah Haggart. Elvina married Samuel Holby.
Mr. Nutt began for himself on a capital of eighty dollars, bought some stock and by successive years of hard labor and careful investment has obtained a comfortable home near Waterloo. His son Lafayette did honorable service as a soldier in the late war. Mr. Nutt was educated very sparingly in the schools of the early time but to this meager store of knowledge has added much by observation, reading and contact with the world.
(Buried in the Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: James M. & Mildred Cline Nutt, Joanna Nutt Sockman & husband Phillip Sockman, Angeline Nutt Keller & husband Allen Keller, Elvina Nutt Holby & husband Samuel Walley Holby.)

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Shreve Pancoast, the subject of this sketch, was born in New Jersey, December 23, 1788 and was the oldest of a family of ten children: Shreve, Polly, Samuel, Hannah, Shetlock, Hope, Jerusha, Isaiah, Eliza and Ruhamma. The parents, Isaiah and Lettice Gaskill Pancoast, came to Ohio in 1810.
Our subject was married August 23, 1812 to Polly Myers, first child of Samuel and Elizabeth Smith Myers of Pennsylvania. Polly was born in Virginia in 1795 and in 1808 came to Ohio riding on a pack-horse. Eleven children were born to them: Alethea, Samuel, Ruhamma, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Jerusha, Isaiah and Lettice (twins), Adeline, Benjamin F., and Shreve, Jr. Isaiah, the father of this subject founded the village of Waterloo in the year 1814. During the War of 1812, Shreve Pancoast served as a corporal of Capt. S. Hynes' company of Ohio militia.
Mr. Pancoast gave his life to farming and in this pursuit was successful. He died August 20, 1866 aged 77 years. His aged widow, "Aunt Polly", and his youngest daughter Adeline have a comfortable home in the village of Waterloo.
(Buried in the Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Shreve & Polly Myers Pancoast, Samuel Pancoast, Shreve Pancoast Jr., )
The subject of this sketch was born in Boston, Mass., August 2, 1823. He is the son of Aaron M. and Louis Woodward Peasley of that state. Aaron Peasley came to Ohio about the year 1826 and was for years a skillful engraver and die-sinker of Dayton, Ohio. Before coming west, he invented a reed attachment to organs and some valuable improvements in calico printing. He died in Dayton, Ohio April 6, 1836. His children were Albert, William, Theodore, Edward A. and Angeline.
Our subject was married July 30, 1873 to Margaret Pliley of Ross County. During the war of rebellion, Mr. Peasley served on the side of the Union, enlisting September 2, 1861 in the fifteenth regiment of United States troops and spent much of his term of service on recruiting duty at Buffalo, New York, Reading, Pennsylvania and other points. He was with his commander at the memorable battle of Mission Ridge, November 1863 at which place he was
seriously wounded in his left arm, from the effects of which he is permanently disabled. He, however, served to the end of his term and was honorably discharged. He afterwards re-enlisted as a substitute in Company K, 65th OVI, serving the latter part of his term in Company D, Veteran Reserve Corps. He was in the service four years during which time he served in many positions of trust and responsibility.
Mr. Peasley's ingenuity and inventive genius are prominent features of his character. He learned the trade of a blacksmith in his minority and afterwards the profession of dentistry. In the last named profession he excels in practical skill and has given 16 years to its practice in this and adjoining counties.
Mr. Peasley gives much time and thought to mechanical experiments, as a result of which he has perfected a farm gate of rare merit and a cant-hook which possesses many valuable points. Since 1867 he has been selling goods in Waterloo with some success. His family consists of him and his wife.
(Buried in the Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Edward A. & Margaret Pliley Peasley, Albert Peasley, and Edward

Jeremiah J. Riggin is the fifth child and second son of William C. and Ester M. Low Riggin both of Delaware in which state this son was born December 1, 1816. There were four sons and seven daughters of his father's family: Isaac C., Jane, Emeline, Elizabeth, Jeremiah J., Charles P., Deborah, Ellen, William and Levin. The grandfather of this subject, Isaac Riggin, was of English descent.
The Riggins came to this state in 1833 and settled in Pickaway County near Deer Creek where, in 1835, the mother died. The father, William C. died in the year 1870. But four of his children yet survive: Isaac, Emeline, J.J. and Charles.
Jeremiah's first wife was the daughter of George and Catherine Porter Richey of Pickaway County this state to whom he was married April 7, 1842. She died in 1844 leaving no children. On the 17th of February, 1847 he married Mary Jane, only daughter of James and Mary J. Vandoler Davis. She was born in 1828. Six children have been born to them: William J. born May 7, 1848, George V. born May 31 1850, John O. born February 14, 1853, Lawson D. born May 19, 1857, Eber A. born March 14, 1860, Charles M. born November 7, 1862 and died September 1, 1863.
Mr. Riggin has always been a hard worker and by his indomitable energy has triumphed over many difficulties. His farm of one hundred and twenty-three acres is in a good state of cultivation. During the late war he made a proud record as a soldier serving with more than ordinary distinction as a member of Company G, 113 Regt. OVI, 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 14th A.D. He was made a sergeant of the company in September, 1863 for gallant and meritorious conduct on the field of Chickamauga. He located where he now lives in 1848; has a well deserved reputation for honesty and is at peace with all men.
(Buried at Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Jeremiah J. & wife Mary Jane Davis Riggin)

William Doddridge Wood is the oldest child of Daniel and Tabitha Leach Wood and was born in this county on the 27th of February, 1841. The genealogy of the wood family appears in connection with the biography of Daniel Wood.
Our subject was fairly educated in the common schools of his neighborhood and acquired studious habits which he still retains. He gave the years of his minority to hard work on his father's farm. He was married February 27, 1866 to Mary Parker, second daughter of Elder Joseph Parker of Warren County, Ohio. She bore one son, John F. born January 19, 1867 and died April 27, 1875. Mrs. Wood was born May 17, 1843 and died July 15, 1871.
Mr. Wood married his present wife May 2, 1872. She is the fifth child of Thomas and Rebecca Lefever Swope of Fairfield County, Ohio. Her father came to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1801 when Thomas was one year old. Mrs. Wood was born August 31, 1834. They have two sons: Thomas A. born March 23, 1874 and Arly R. born November 13, 1879. Mrs. Wood's uncles and aunts on the father's side were: Lawrence, John, David, Rachel, Ann, Mary and Louisa.
Mr. Wood has a fine record as a soldier. He enlisted in Company A of the 54th OI in September 1861and served faithfully until August, 1865. The 54th marched during its term of service a distance of 3,682 miles, participated in four sieges, nine severe skirmishes, fifteen general engagements and sustained a loss of five hundred and six men killed, wounded and missing.
Mr. Wood gives his attention to farming and in this pursuit is successful. He owns a well improved farm in Madison Township and carries on a tile factory near by. He is a member of the Old School Predestinarian Baptist Church and has in his possession a copy of the Bible printed in 1599.
(Buried in Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: William's first wife Mary Parker Wood, son John Wood, William's parents Daniel and Tabitha Leach Wood.)
The Wood family are of English descent but nothing definite is known as to the date of their immigration to America. Grandfather Isaac Wood and Rachel, his wife, are the oldest of the name of whom anything is known. They were, perhaps, natives of Pendleton County, Virginia. He was born December 15, 1729 and died April 21, 1803. His wife was born March 1, 1747 and died August 29, 1822. Their children were: James, Elizabeth, Susanna, John, Daniel, Ann, Joel, William, Isaac and Jacob. Some of the family became residents of the western states. Joel, Jacob, William and their mother ended their days in Ohio.
Jacob Wood, the father of Daniel, was born in Virginia and at the age of fifteen went to Kentucky on a visit where he was married about the year 1808 to Rachel, daughter of Daniel Ramey. They had two children born to them in Kentucky and in December, 1811 they immigrated to Ohio on pack-horses bringing a few household goods and located in Union Township of this county. In 1833 he bought a farm on Rattlesnake in Jasper Township. Here his wife died. He married his second wife about 1844 by whom he had no children. He died at the age of 79 and is buried at Waterloo.
Daniel Wood, the subject of this sketch, was the second child and first son of his father's family and was born in Kentucy August 10, 1811 coming to Ohio with his parents at four months of age. He was married September 10, 1838 to Tabitha, second daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Francis Leach of Brown County. She died July 12, 1878 aged 72 years To them were born three sons and one daughter: William D. born February 27, 1841, Cordelia A. born June 25, 1843, Roma F. born May 1, 1845 and died September 27, 1849, Marcellus T. born November 2, 1846 and enlisted as a soldier and died at Murfreesboro, Tennessee May 7, 1865 aged 18 years.
William married for his first wife Mary Parker February 27, 1866, she dying; for his second wife he married Rebecca Swoup May 2, 1872. Cordelia married General Stephen B. Yeoman in 1865 and lives in Washington.
Our subject was married to his second wife Mrs. Susan Adkins widow of William Adkins on February 4, 1880. She is the third daughter of John and Frances Randall Yocom of Pickaway County. By her first marriage she had two sons: James Vincent Yocom and William H. Yocom both of who reside with their mother and stepfather.
Mr. wood became a member of the Baptist Church at 19 years of age since which time his life has been that of a consistent Christian. He has cheerfully borne the burdens incident to the support of the ministry and the building of houses of worship. In politics he is a decided Republican. By close attention to farming and legitimate business he has gained a competency.
(Buried at Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Daniel Wood's parents Jacob and Rachel Ramey Wood, Daniel's stepmother Martha Wood, Daniel & wife Tabitha Leach Wood, Marcellus T. Wood, daughter Cordelia Wood Young.)

Husband of Cordelia A. Wood, daughter of Daniel and Tabitha Wood, of this county. Stephen B. Yeoman, attorney at law, Washington was born in Washington, this county on the 1st day of December 1836, son of Alvah and Elizabeth Yeoman. His father was a native of New York and his mother of Virginia. His father came to this state about the year 1806 and his mother about 1815. They had a family of 8 children, 4 of whom are living.
Stephen, the subject of ;our sketch, at the age of fifteen shipped as a sailor; visited New Zealand and different points in South American, Asia and Africa. After enjoying many adventures and undergoing many hardships, finally returned to the United States. His great grandfather served with credit as a captain in the revolution and his grandfather as a first lieutenant in the War of 1812.
When the late war broke out Stephen B. immediately volunteered. Was under General Rosencrans with whom he continued as a private in the 22nd OVI Co. F and was afterwards in West Virginia until his regiment was discharged by reason of expiration of term of service. At home he immediately commenced recruiting and returned to the field again September 15, 1861 as captain of Co. A, 54th OVI. He was then ordered by General Sherman to take ten picked men and penetrate the rebel lines in order to ascertain their forces. While gallantly in discharge of duty he received the following wounds: Shiloh, April 6th & 7th , slight wounds in breast; battle of Russell House, June of 11862, in left leg and also in arm and abdomen; January 10th & 11th , 1863, wounded in right arm, entirely severing the arm below the elbow, which was amputated. For his distinguished service he was promoted to major of his regiment and on account of his serious loss and not being able to return to his regiment, he resigned. He was appointed captain in the Veteran Reserve Corps, commanding Co. C, 2nd BN, on duty at Cincinnati.
In May, 1864, he received from the President of the United States, the appointment of colonel of this regiment and was detailed by War Department to Camp Caley, Virginia as superintendent of recruiting service and chief mustering officer of the northeast district of Virginia. November 29, 1864 he rejoined his regiment and led this command in all the actions after that date. He has also been commanding officer of 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps and was promoted by the President of the United States to Brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers for his gallant services during the war; to rank as such from the 15th day of March, 1865.
He married Cordelia, daughter of Daniel and Tabitha Wood, in 1863. They have five living children: Minnette, Ida C., Burton, Nellie, Grace and one dead, Willard.
In 1866 he was elected probate judge of the county which office he filled three years and is now practicing law in Washington. He is a man beloved by all who know him and is competent and well worthy of filling any office in the gift of the people.
(Buried in Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: his wife, Cordelia Wood Yeoman.)
Warford Young, farmer, was born in Highland County, Ohio December 12, 1820 and is the third child and second son of Job and Elizabeth Creviston Young. His grandfather, Jacob Young, was a native of Virginia. Job and Elizabeth Young were parents of Lucinda, John, Warford, Fannie and James all of whom are yet alive. John Creviston, the grandfather of this subject was a soldier in the War of 1812.
Mr. Young's parents died when this son was but a small boy and at the age of 13 he learned the trade of a tailor with Moses Stitt of Bloomingburg. He practiced his trade for some years and was regarded as a good workman.
He was married May 1, 1846 to Elizabeth, daughter of Shrieve and Cynthia Gaskill of Waterloo. Five children have been born to them: Balco G., Cynthia, Walter H. who died September 8, 1872 at age 22, Irvin C. and Charles V.
During the early years of his married life Mr. Young was engaged in selling goods and farming, alternately but in 1877 he bought the farm on which he now lives three miles south of Mt. Sterling and 12 miles from Washington. He is not what is known as a hard working man but has always planned carefully to attend to his own business and in do doing has won the esteem of a large circle of acquaintances throughout the county and elsewhere. Having been sparingly educated in his youth he has given much of his later years to books and is well informed on matters of history. He is a sturdy Republican in his politics.
(Buried in Waterloo/Pancoastburg Cemetery: Warford & wife Elizabeth Gaskill Young, son Walter H., son Irvin C.)

Genealogical Data collected and assimilated in part by Mary Lou Stiverson.