Hi folks, I have info from obit of this lady but don't have a date, we think it could be around 1904- but not sure.
Barbara Ralston Gow Gardener, died at age 87 years, born in Hancock co WV later removed to Steubenville, Patterson addition of Elm Grove about 6 years then removed to Bellair at the home of C.C. Caleb.Mr.(?)Gardener died 4 years before her. She will be buried at the Three Springs cemetery near Weirton Hancock co WV. Those surviving, Mrs Margaret Smith of Harvest Cove* Alexander Ralston of Kings Creek, George Rawlston*of Toronto Ohio, William & Francis Rawlston both of Harvest Cove*, one brother* James Gow of this city. She was daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Dawlston* of Harvest cove*.
* well the RAlston name was spelled 3 different ways in this obit, & Harvest Cove should have been Hollidays cove is area near Weirton where the RAlston family lived near Kings creek. I think it also should be a brotherIN-LAW James Gow.
What I know- Barbara was listed as age 33 in the 1850 census of Brooke/Hancock co VA living with Samuel & Elizabeth Ralston, so I est her birth year around 1817. She is not listed with Samuel & Eliz in 1860 or 70 or 80.
Her father Samuels will in 1881, Hancock co WV listed her as the Widow of William Gow. She recd large sum of money. The obit listed her as Barbara Ralston Gow Gardener... so she must have married Mr. ? Gardener after 1881 I can't find her in any other census yet. Three Springs cemetery records didn't list Barbara Gow Gardener..could be she had no tombstone. Obit didn't mention any children.
I found a William & James Gow in the Belmont 1880 index, in Pease twp- but ancestry.com didn't have the film online.
So I'm looking for info on William Gow dying before 1881, marriage records on him & death info & 1st name of Mr. Gardener & any info on him, where is he buried? & Who was C.C. Caleb? was he related.. so many ?'s..
love to find out more on them & try to get a copy of Barbara's death cert..as 1 son of Samuels listed mother as Sarah McConnell,another son listed Elizabeth McConnell- looking for a 3rd d.cert on the family to see what it says..
I know Samuel & Elizabeth (McConnell) Ralston are buried at Three Springs cem,north of Weirton, along with Alexander*my GG & wife Rachel Whitson, & William & Francis & Margaret Smith. Samuel's tombstone list the name as Ralstan. Many other Ralstons buried there-I've been researching on too.
Thanks for any help & tips on these folks you can send my way. Happy Thanksgiving to you & Many Happy Trails on all your research. Kim Ralston Dresser