November 26, 2023

George Caton, 12th VA Cavalry Civil War Service Record

November 13, 2023

The Family of George Caton & Mary Hunter

November 9, 2023

1850 Personal Property Tax: James Caton

Caton, James: 1 white males above the 16 years of age; 1 horses, mules, 1 other clocks; &c.; 0.227 tax.
December 4, 2020

William Hunter, Visits Home

Mr. Wm. H. Hunter, of Toronto, Clinton county, Iowa, is visiting his relatives in this vicinity, after an absence of almost a third of a century. Mr. Hunter, who is a brother of Mrs. Margaret Caton, […]
December 4, 2020

Death Notice: Mary Hunter

Near this place, June 1, 1865, George William Thompson, son of Boston Thompson, aged 4 years, 5 months and 6 days. At Duffield’s Depot, Oct. 30, 1861, Mrs. Mary Hunter, aged about 58 years. On the […]
December 4, 2020

Shepherdstown: List of Letters

LIST OF LETTERSRemaining in the post office at Shepherdstown, for the quarter ending July 1, 1857: John Andrews, Wm. Brashears, Rolen Bowers, Valentine Bearmam, Martin Chiller, Edward Connor, Anthony Carnine — 3, Esekeit T. Chambers, George […]
December 4, 2020

Obit, Sarah Thompson

Passing Away.Death came very suddenly last Monday evening to Mrs. Sarah Thompson at the Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown. Mrs. Thompson had come to the hotel to spend a few weeks, her son and son-in-law, John R. […]
December 4, 2020

Obit, Margaret Ann Caton

Mrs. Margaret Ann Caton, widow of George W. Caton, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Hoffman, near Kearneysville, aged 79 years, 9 months and 27 days. The funeral service will […]
December 4, 2020

Loudoun Poisoning, Caton.

ANOTHER SO-CALLED POISONING CASE IN LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA. — The Leesburg, (Va.) Semi-Weekly Telegram says that the lower part of Loudoun county, Va., was thrown into a great state of excitement last Thursday week by the […]
December 4, 2020

Married (Shepherdstown, Oct 8 1850)

MARRIED. On the 2nd instant, by the Rev. Mr. Schmucker, Mr. Jacob Saylor of Cumberland, Md., to Miss Laura L. Vincenheller of Shepherdstown. On the 25th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Furlong, Samuel R. Snyder to […]
December 4, 2020

Notes By Observer – G. W. Caton

Observer was reminded of another story of the late George W. Caton. He lived near the old cement mill, east of town, and word having been carried to Harper’s Ferry to the Union forces then there […]
November 29, 2020

Notes By Observer – Civil War

The other evening Observer had an interesting conversation with two Shepherdstown ladies who remembered many incidents that occurred in this town and vicinity during the Civil War, and this conversation brought forth some stories that are […]
November 29, 2020

Marriage: Sarah Caton, Joseph Wright

At Zanesville, Ohio, on Thursday, the 21st of December, by Rev. Orville J. Naer of the Second Street M. E. Church, Mr. JOSEPH W. WRIGHT to Miss SARAH VIRGINIA CATON, daughter of Mr. Geo. W. Caton, […]
May 21, 2020

Mary Flanagan Death Notice

The Heavy Hand of Death. Mrs. Mary Flanagan, the beloved wife of Mr. James Flanagan, died last Thursday morning at her home near Bakerton, this county, after an illness of less than two days. Tuesday night […]
May 21, 2020

Walter Caton Family return to Molers.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Caton, who have been residing in Keedysville, Md., have returned to this county, and will live near Moler’s Cross Roads.
May 21, 2020

Staley, Caton Marriage Announcement

On Saturday evening, July 14, 1894, at the Southern Methodist parsonage in Shepherdstown by Rev. F. A. Strother, Mr. WALTER CATON to Miss CARRIE B. STALEY, all of this county.
May 21, 2020

Cora Caton visits sister.

Miss Cora Caton, of this vicinity, spent a couple of weeks with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Hoffman, at Eakle’s Mills, Md.
May 21, 2020

Nannie Caton spends time in Washington

Miss Nannie Caton spent a few days in Washington this week.