I working on this line of my husbands tree. The Beatrice Gainer listed in the below obit is his grandmother, Mary S. Seward his great grandmother. James Hayslett (born in Rockbridge) married to Julia Manspile (born in ROckbridge) where Mary's parents. George & Catherine Hayslett are James parents If anyone has anything on this line I would love to hear from you and share information. From other records, it appears Jeremiah Seward's father was Eli, and Eli's father was Jeremiah also. Elder Jeremiah died about 1886 in Greenbrier Co., WV. E-mail me at email@example.com and please put genealogy or Seward in the subject line.
Obituary Mrs. Mary Susan Seward, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Hayslett was born in Greenbrier County West Virginia August 22, 1872 and passed to her eternal reward at her home in Richwood, West Virginia, with her husband and children rendering loving ministration o her, on January 19th, 1933 at 12:45 P.M. (Noon). Mary Susan Hayslett was married to J.R. Seward in 1891 and from this union 13 children were born, two having died, with the following living sons: Charles Mitchell Seward, United States Army: Lester, Ernest and Chester of Richwood: the following daughters: Mesdames Nora Snyder, Della Wright, Helen Guffy, Beatrice Gainer of Richwood. Mesdames Beulah Philbin of Clarksburg: and Lucile Maacek of Cleveland, Ohio: and Miss Hattie Seward of Clarksburg: besides 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mrs. Seward was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Richwood supporting and attending regular services whenever able to do so, her last attendance at church being Sunday, December 18th, 1932 at the Christmas Program. She loved her church and Lord and was loyal to her pastors, especially being expressive of the help and inspiration through the years rendered by Rev. Helen Tanner. To the last of her efforts she put her life into her family and gently passed away to her eternal reward, on that beautiful mid-day Thursday, January 19th. The Dorcas Bible class, taught by Mrs. Carter, enrolled her as a faithful and earnest member, who’s presence will be greatly missed. The Sympathy and Pray-