Reverend James Harvey Senter

Reverend James Harvey Senter[1]

Male 1820 - 1900  (79 years)

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  • Census Records
    U.S. Census District 19, Grayson, VA 1850, Senter Families: William N., Aaron L., James H., Levi, Drury
    U.S. Census District 19, Grayson, VA 1850, Senter Families: William N., Aaron L., James H., Levi, Drury

    These five families lived in adjacent households:

    "Senter, William N., age 31 b. 1819 Virginia, farmer no real estate owned, wife Nancy, age 30 b. Abt. 1820 Virginia; six children b. Virginia: Andrew B. 10, Daniel 8, Drury 6, Rebecca 4, Mary 2, Female Infant [sic] 4/12. Elizabeth Dougherty, age 73 b. 1777 New York."

    "Aaron L. Senter, age 34 b. Abt. 1816 Virginia,farmer real estate own $400, wife Polly, age 30 b. Abt. 1820 Virginia; five children b. Virginia: Lavina 9, Levi M. 7, Nancy C. 6, Richard S. 4, Betsy E. 2."

    "James H. Senter, age 29 b. Abt. 1821 Virginia, Farmer no real estate owned, wife Maria, age 28 b. Abt. 1822 four children b. Virginia: Caroline 7, Monroe 5, Elizabeth 4, Lee 1."

    "Levi Senter, age 25 b. Abt. 1825 Virginia, farmer no real estate owned, wife Malinda, age 29 b. Abt. 1831 Virginia; Samuel 6/12."

    "Drury Senter, age 69 b. Abt. 1781 North Carolina, Preacher B[aptist] real estate owned $3050, wife Mary, age 58 b. Abt. 1792 Virginia; two children b. Virginia: Calvin 17 farm laborer, Mary 14."
    U.S. Census Morgan County, KY 1860 & Jackson, Clay County, IN 1870: James Harvey Senter (1896- ) & Daniel N. Deal (1825- )
    U.S. Census Morgan County, KY 1860 & Jackson, Clay County, IN 1870: James Harvey Senter (1896- ) & Daniel N. Deal (1825- )

    U.S. Census Division 2, Morgan, KY 1860: "James H. Senter, age 39 b. Abt. 1821 Virginia, farmer no real estate owned, other property $75, wife Mary, age 36 b. Abt. 1824 Virginia; five children b. Virginia: Drubery [sic] 16, Mary 13, Elijah 9, Malinda 7, James C. 3; one child b. Kentucky: Rosa E. 1."

    U.S. Census Jackson, Clay County, IN 1870:

    Dwelling # 649: "Senter, James H., age 49 b. Abt. 1821 Virginia, works at coal bank, wife Mary M., age 45 b. Abt. 1825 Virginia; two children b. Kentucky: William H. 14, Rosa 12; one child b. Indiana: Francis L. 4."

    Dwelling # 651: "Deal, Daniel, age 44 b. Abt. 1826 Indiana, coal miner, wife Malinda, age 46 b. Abt. 1824 Indiana; four children b. Indiana: Dianna E. 18, Albert 15, Noah 11, Charles 6."

    Also in dwelling # 651: "George Burroughs, age 32 b.Abt. 1838 Kentucky, blacksmith, wife Mary Burroughs, age 23 b. Abt. 1847 Indiana; two children b. Indiana: Clarinda Belfry, age 11, Alice M. Burroughs 1."

    U.S. Census Jackson, Clay County, IN 1880: "Daniel Deal, age 54 b. Abt. 1826 Indiana parents b. Indiana, coal miner, wife Marinda, age 57 b. Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ohio; two children b. Indiana, coal miners: Noah 20, Charles 15."



  • Name James Harvey Senter 
    Title Reverend 
    Born 31 Dec 1820  St. Clair's Bottom, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1860  Morgan, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1870  Jackson, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided Jun 1880  Aubry, Johnson County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Feb 1900  Bowling Green, Clay, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In a letter from Lydia Bell Senter Hawthorne to her niece, Mary Lois Peck Howard, she states:

      "Dear Mary, thought you would like to know about your great-grandfather, my father's father [James Harvey Senter (1820-1900)]. He was a wonderful man. He and Grandmother [Mariah M. Baker (1823-1910) made their home with us [in Asherville, IN] when I was a small girl, 10 to 12 years old. He was a Baptist Minister and in his old days he was a shoe cobbler. He mended all the children's shoes in the little village of Asherville. I used to stand beside his chair many days and watch him. and hand him the little wooden pegs he used to fix the shoes. His hair was as white as snow and he wore it real short, guess now days you'd call it a crew cut, so beautiful. He went to church every Sunday.

      I sure did have a beautiful childhood, everybody doing so many interesting things. Grandfather owned a farm in Kentucky and he said there was a silver mine on it. When the Civil War was on the North and South he lost all he had and came North. He had a map of the silver mine but some how it was lost he told my father and his boys to go find it. But they never did, so I guess it is still there. Bro. Frank went down 2 years ago. But I guess he didn?t find out much about it he knows the town in Kentucky so when I see him again, I?ll ask him and write and tell you.

      In those days, Kentucky was far far away from us. No way to get there only by horse and buggy or train."



      Sources:
      Abbrev: Vanderhoofven Web Site
      Title: Vanderhoofven Web Site of Johnny L. Vanderhoofven of Crescent City, California
      Abbrev: 1850 Federal Census (Grayson County, Virginia)
      Title: 1850 Federal Census (Grayson County, Virginia)
      Note: Mouth of Wilson, page 198.
      Abbrev: New River Genealogy Web Site
      Title: New River Genealogy Web Site
      Abbrev: Harold Haga
      Title: Harold Haga
    Person ID I1621  Complete
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2010 

    Father Drury Senter,   b. 25 Sep 1788, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1853, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane McClure,   b. Abt. 1791, St. Clair's Bottom, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1863, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 06 Jun 1809  Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850: "Drewry [sic] Senter & Polly McClure, 29 Jun 1809, Washington, VA."

      The religious ceremony may have taken place on 6 June and not been recorded at the court house until 29 June 1809. On the other hand, one or the other date may be incorrect.

      In any case, note the spelling of his given name, "Drewry," which probably represents a phonetic pronounciation. Also, note that she married under her informal name, "Polly."

      Roy Richard Thomas July 2010
    Family ID F002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mariah M. Baker,   b. 23 Jul 1823, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1910, Bowling Green, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1839  Probably Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Senter,   b. Abt. 1843, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Drury Monroe Senter,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1922, Putnam, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Mary Elizabeth Senter,   b. Abt. 1846, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elijah Lee Senter,   b. 12 Sep1849, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1941, Vernon, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Franklin Senter,   b. Abt 1850, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Calvin Senter,   b. Abt 1852, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Rosaline Malinda Senter,   b. Abt. 1853, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. William Henry Senter,   b. 24 Jul 1856, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1927, Perth, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. James Calvin Senter,   b. Abt. 1857, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Rosa Evaline Senter,   b. 3 Sep 1858, Owsley, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1930, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Francis L Senter,   b. Abt 1866, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1820 - St. Clair's Bottom, Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1839 - Probably Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1860 - Morgan, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1870 - Jackson, Clay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - Jun 1880 - Aubry, Johnson County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Feb 1900 - Bowling Green, Clay, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S690] McCarterFamily.com, (RootsWeb and Website), http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mckate&id=I109.
      James and his brother Levi were both living in Aubry, Johnson Co., Kansas in 1880.
      Occupation: a carpenter 1880 Aubry, Johnson, Kansas
      Military 1864 Ashe County, North Carolina
      James served in Co. B, 4th VSL. He later served in Co. I2, 21st Virgina Cavalry. He may have later served in Co. D, 1st NC Junior Reserves, enlisted there on May 1, 1864 in Ashe County, North Carolina and was present until his hospitalization at Goldsboro, North Carolina on February 15, 1865 with measles.

      When he was living in Virginaia his Occupation: a farmer with no real estate living next door to his parents 1850 Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia

      Marriage 1 Mariah M. Baker b: 23 JUL 1823 in Grayson County, Virginia
      Married: 31 DEC 1839 4
      Children
      Caroline Senter b: 1843 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Drury Monroe Senter b: 15 OCT 1844 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Mary Elizabeth Senter b: 1846 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Elijah Lee Senter b: 1849 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Franklin Senter b: ABT 1850 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Calvin Senter b: ABT 1852 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Rosaline Belle Senter b: ABT 1853 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Evaline Senter b: 22 JAN 1853 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      William Henry Senter b: 24 JUL 1856 in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia
      Francis L. Senter b: ABT 1867 in Indiana