William Sherman Brady
1816 - 1889
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II. William Sherman Brady -- Probably born in
1816, since his death certificate gives the information that he died 7-22-1889, of diarrhea, at age 73. Registered in Upshur County, W.Va. He was born in Virginia (now W.Va). Frances Jane Lemons -- Died October 1882. Age 52 years, 10 months, 25
days. This information from her old tombstone, which also has this inscription, "Our mother lies here underground, The dearest friend we ever found. But through the Lord's unbounded love, We'll meet again in heaven above." (Great great grandparents
of Marion and Howard Brady.)
William Sherman Brady, 1816 to 1889. This
is a reproduction of a large framed photograph in the possession of two of Sherman's descendants in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
William Sherman Brady was married [to Frances I. Lemmon] in 1842 in Barbour County, (West) Virginia, in a double ceremony with his sister, Ruth (Abbott) [Brady to John W. Abbott].
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He and his wife, Frances, are buried in the Old Laurel Fork Cemetery, now abandoned. It is located on Laurel Fork
Road a few miles south of Adrian, W.Va., in Upshur County. From Buckhannon travel south on W.Va. 20 to Adrian. From there take the Adrian-Evergreen Road to Laurel Fork Road, turn left, travel about two-tenths of one mile. The old cemetery is on the
side of the hill and cannot be seen from the highway. In 1978 access was gained to it from the lot of a mobile home on the left of the road. There is no vehicle road. Bear a little to the left as the hill is climbed, in back of the trailer home.
Through Troy R. Brady's leadership a marker was placed between the graves of Wm. Sherman Brady and his wife, with both names inscribed on it. Her old tombstone was repaired and left standing, as was the
field stone which marked his grave. His death recorded in the Death Book of 1853, page 59, at Buckhannon, W.Va. Court House.
In a History of Upshur County, W.Va. is found the information that this couple settled on a farm on the waters of French Creek. They were the parents of 15 children, but the history names only 12. Two probably died in childhood, and for some reason
Perry was overlooked. Most of the information on the families of numbers 10 and 12 was supplied by Flora Lucille Brady Tillett, a daughter of Wm. T. S. Brady. This information was secured September 19, 1977, at her home in Buckhannon, W.Va. She was
then past 81 years of age but possessed an alert and clear mind.
William is referred to as "Sherman" in the list of French Creek families.
Source: "The First Families of Upshur County"
William Sherman Brady (By Troy R. Brady)
My Father, Walter P. Brady, had told me many times that when his grandfather, William S. Brady, stood and gave his Christian witness in the old log church at Laurel Fork that, "There wouldn't be a dry eye in the house."
This is what prompted me to start the movement to place a marker at his grave after I found that it was only marked by a field stone. When we stood at the grave site, after the placing of the stone, my second cousin, Flora Brady Tillett (age 81)
told how happy she was because we had cleaned the old cemetery, repaired the old markers and placed the new one for her grandfather and my great-grandfather, and that he should be remembered because he was such a good man. She remarked that he had
been the class leader for the church for a long period of time, and had been noted for his devoutness and clean Christian living.
It needs to be said to their shame that many of the descendants of Wm. S. Brady did not follow in his footsteps, but neglected and turned away from Christ and his church.
We have no record of the lives of his parents, John Brady and Susannah Ware Brady, but many of the Wares were devout Christians, and we are led to believe that William had the example of true faith in his boyhood. Three generations of Wares, from
the family of Susannah had members who became ministers in West Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church. They were: Dr. H. W. Ware, his father and his son. I was a fellow-pastor with H. W. Ware for several years, while serving the Otterbein
Church, in Elkins W.Va. He is now deceased (1978).
II. Children of William Sherman Brady and Frances Jane Lemons:
1. Selina B., d. 3-31-1917, married 11-14-1867 in Gilmer County, WV
(Spelled Salina in other docs. She passed shortly before her Golden Wedding Annviversary)
Lemuel R. Cutright
Cutright Biography and additional following lineage were found at
1. Aura M., born October 16, 1870, at home
2. Allen B., born January 2, 1873, deputy sheriff of Upshur County;
3. Elva, born June 3, 1875, wife of Charles Hyre;
4. James E., born June 10, 1877;
5. Bertha, born Jan 2, l879, deceased; (before 1923)
6. Holly, born May 27, 1881;
7. Carl, born June 13, 1883;
8. 1883; Maude,born October 5, 1885, wife of Mack Cutright;
9. Lora, born September 2, 1888, wife of G. C. Marsh;
10, 11. two other children that died in infancy.
Delilah J., married 10-12-1871 in Upshur Co., WV to
John W. Loudin (Brother of Samuel, below) (Ancestry.com shows her name as "Delia")
Caswell E., a Union soldier in the Civil War. Married 9-8-1870 in Upshur Co., WV
Allen W., 10-6-1849 to 5-23-1928. Married three times.
Ellen E. Perry, (Ancestry.com shows marriage date of 9-28-1877 in Upshur Co., WV - Also name spelled "Elia". RmB)
Celia Burr and (Ancestry.com record - m. 2-14-1884 in Upshur Co., WV. RmB)
Mary Nixon. (Ancestry.com record - m. 1-20-1889 in Upshur Co., WV. RmB) All deceased before his death.
Granville Bland (I), 11-22-1852 to 8-22-1898. Married
Mary Elizabeth Row. (Ancestry.com shows marriage date of 12-14-1875 in Barbour Co., WV)
(They are the great-grandparents of Marion and Howard Brady, and of Adriel Brady Thrash and his sister, Sharon Bea (Thrash) Schaible.)
Lucretia E., married
Samuel W. Loudin
James D., married (Ancestry.com record - m. 11-20-1884 in Upshur Co., WV. RmB)
Loyal N., married (Ancestry.com record - m. 7-16-1882 in Upshur Co., WV. RmB)
Sarah E. Crites
Martha S., married
William Tecumseh Sherman, married (Ancestry.com record - m. 4-19-1888 in Upshur Co., WV. Also named "Harriet E. Thorpe" RmB)
Hattie Thorpe. He was born in 1865 and died in 1938. Hattie, b. 1864 d. 1944.
Idella Alice, Married
Ward Phillips, divorced, married
Henry Alestock. (Ancestry.com record - m. 10-21-1891 in Upshur Co., WV. "Henry Anderson Alestock" Her name shown as "Della" RmB)
John Calvin, 1-13-1851, married
Melissa E. Phillips, born 4-20-1852.
Perry (Ped), married (Ancestry.com record - m. 11-9-1878 in Upshur Co., WV. RmB)
Ollie L. Phillips.
The children of William Sherman Brady and Frances Jane Lemons are not in chronological order in this list, but are listed as given in the Upshur County History. We have learned a few dates in the
last year or two, and now know that John Calvin, instead of being number 12, was one of the older children. We only have descendants for three of the children. Data on John Calvin was supplied in 1978 by Flora Brady Tillett, as was that of her
father's family, Wm. T. S. Brady.
III. ? John Calvin, 1-13-1851
Melissa E. Phillips, 4-20-1852
IV. 1. Loy D., 11-17-1873
2. Royal Preston, 2-27-1877 to 1896
3. George T., 10-26-1880
4. Don G., 1882
5. Eula M., 1885, m. James McGlothlin
6. Minnie D., Married Glen Hamner
III. 10. William Tecumseh Sherman Brady, 1865 to 1938, m.
Hattie Thorpe, 1864 to 1944 (Harriett Ellen)
IV. 1. Infant, died at birth in 1889
2. Arthur Doyle, 1890. Died in World War I, in France, 1918
3. Ralph Samuel, 1893 to 1968
4. Flora Lucille, 11-6-1895 (Tillett) D. 10-7-1991
5. Merritt Messenger, 1898 to 1913
6. Roy Basil, 8-41902 to 12-12-1970
7. Lillie Grace (Gould) 11-24-1904 to 5-3-1989
Arthur B. Gould, 11-7-1901 to 3-26-1991
8. Lena Nona, 8-21-1907 to 8-16-1928
Several members of the William Sherman Brady - Frances Jane Lemons Brady family are buried in the Old Laurel Fork Cemetery (now abandoned), and many others are in the Laurel Fork United Methodist
Church Burial Grounds. Both cemeteries are in Upshur County near Adrian, W.Va.