Charles A. Queen *
Birth: <1799>, Peck's Run, Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA
Death: AFT 1870
Father: Armstead Queen *
Mother: Lydia (Queen) *
- Married (1) Elizabeth Charlotte (Carlotta) Jefferies * on 10 May 1819 at Harrison Co., West Virginia, USA
- Child 1: Armstead C. Queen 8 Mar 1820 - m. Drusilla Greathouse
- Child 2: Tabitha Queen 1820 -
- Child 3: Stewart Little Queen 19 Apr 1822 - m. Anna Post
- Child 4: Levi H. Queen 1824 -
- Child 5: Lydia Irene Queen * 24 May 1829 - 23 Oct 1908 m. Asa C. Greathouse *
- Child 6: Eliza Queen 28 Dec 1839 -
- Child 7: Benton Queen 22 May 1844 - 24 Sep 1933
- Child 8: Sarah Queen - INFANT
- Child 9: Queen -
- Child 10: Queen -
- Married (2) Abigail Cain on 8 Nov 1849 at Harrison Co., West Virginia, USA
Notes: Cannot find Charles in the 1860 Census. There is an Abigail Queen, head of household wit h a daughter Lucinda White living with her, but this is before Stephen Post Queen (below) say s Charles married Abigail White.
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Biography: Charles A. Queen of the Second Generation, a son of Sarah (Norman ) Queen and Arms tead Queen, was b. on the waters of Peel Tree Creek in 1800 and d. in 1870 at age 70 years . He was m. twice. He m. a Miss Charlott Jeffers Bush in 1817 He then wended his way throug h the thick forests over the Rooting Creek Mountains on to the head waters of Peck's Run, a s mall stream that flowed East (8) miles into the Buckhannon River. There he purchased a farm o f (150) acres of land all in woods, not a stick amiss , of Cathern McCall for $1.00 per acre , amounting to $150.00. He paid some in cash and got a Title Bond for the farm, leaving him b adly in debt. This land had a wonderful rich soil, covered with a luxuriant forest of a grea t variety of fine timber. Many Poplar Trees, seven feet in diameter and a hundred feet tall , and lots of Black Walnut Trees from 3 feet to 5 feet in diameter and thousands of fine Re d Maple or Sugar Trees and all of other timbers that were adapted to that rich soil. In fac t all down that stream from it's head to the mouth was covered with fine sugar trees, where w as thousands of pounds of sugar and hundreds of gallons of fine maple syrup in this wildernes s section with no roads except trails and path ways up and down that stream and but (2); or ( 3) families along that stream. Here he built a log cabin and settled down with his first wif e and reared a family of (10) children. -In this time he operated a Still House for a while.
After (20) years in this wilderness, and with a large family to support and a mortgage agains t his farm, and scarcely any money in those days, and no market for anything he could raise , he became discouraged, and decided he could not pay off the mortgage and support his family , so he made an agreement with his son Stewart, that if he would pay off the mortgage and pro vide for the family and make that a home for them, that he, would sign the Title Bond over t o him, so he turned his farm and title over to his son, Stewart L. Queen. So he cared for the m seven years, after which six of the family got m. and his mother d.. then Charles A. Quee n bought a little farm on the head of Chariots Fork where he built a log cabin and batched an d taught school for a few years right in his house. Then he m. Mrs. Abigal White, Nov. 8th, 1 861, (No children) Then his
youngest son, Benton Queen, enlisted as a soldier in the Federal Army in the Great Civil War , at the age of 17. Three of his sons and three of his son-in- laws, and three of his grands ons were soldiers in the Federal or Union Army and fought in some very severe battles and al l were honorably discharged in 1865 and returned home without a wound, but one grandson, Albe rt Queen, who d. while in the service. Then he sold his farm and moved to Rural Dale, on Hack er's Creek, Upshur Co. W. Va., in 1866 and d. in 1870 at the age of (70) years, and was burie d on Peck's Run in a private cemetery on his old home farm by the grave, of his first wife, a nd two daughters and several grandchildren.
from Stephen Post Queen
Sources: Don Norman
Stephen Post Queen
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