All deaths recorded in the Highland County, Virginia death register in 1853-1855

1853 was the first year of reporting deaths. The records in the first few years are not as complete as they would be in
later years. Many fields were left blank - if you see a blank field below, it's blank in the death record.
The color highlighting is for ease of reading across the rows.
Transcribed by Holly Wanless Cochran.

Whites (1853)

Name Sex Date (1853) Place Cause Age Parents Birthplace Occupation Consort Reporter Relationship
John Debard m Dec 12 Highland Co. phthisis shoemaker unmarried William C. Jones physician
Jonas Lantz m Jul 17 Highland Co. gastroenteritis farmer William C. Jones physician
Margaret Brown f Aug 11 Highland Co. dyspepsia housekeeper unmarried William C. Jones physician
Margaret Pullin f Aug 28 Highland Co. apoplexy housekeeper William C. Jones physician
Martin McCluster m Aug 4 Highland Co. peritonitis Franklin McCluster farmer unmarried William C. Jones physician
Margaret Killingsworth f Oct 20 Highland Co. phthisis unmarried William C. Jones physician
Martha Woods f Apr 20 Highland Co. typhoid fever James & Polly Woods Pendleton & Augusta co farmer William C. Jones physician
Hannah Allen f Mar 31 Highland Co. puerperal fever Adam Rexrode Pendleton William C. Jones physician
Hanson Armstrong m Apr 10 Highland Co. peritonitis Eleanor Armstrong Pendleton farmer unmarried William C. Jones physician
Joseph Jones m Nov 14 Highland Co. dropsy Pendleton farmer William C. Jones physician
Sarah Jones f June (no day) Highland Co. erysiphelas Pendleton William C. Jones physician
Andrew J. Peck m Apr (no day) Highland Co. scarlatina Pendleton farmer unmarried William C. Jones physician
[blank] m July 10 Highland Co. cholera infantum Abraham Peck Pendleton farmer unmarried William C. Jones physician
Leonard Gum m Highland Co. peritonitis John & Mary Gum Bath farmer Mary Gum George N. Kinney physician
Jacob Hidy m Jan (no day) Highland Co. ditto Pendleton farmer Catharine Hidy George N. Kinney physician
Christopher G. Wright m Feb 25 Highland Co. pneumonia Robt & Susan Wright Bath storekeeper Evline Wright George N. Kinney physician
Silas B. Matheny m Highland Co. ditto Levi Matheny Bath farmer unmarried James H. Byrd physician
Frederick Bird m Highland Co. paralysis Bath farmer James H. Byrd physician
Eliza Gwin f Jul 18 Highland Co. acute entiritis Jas. & Rachel Gwin Bath housekeeper unmarried James H. Byrd physician
Eliza J. Hiner f Jun 12 Highland Co. hysteria Pendleton housekeeper William Hiner James H. Byrd physician
Robert Wiley m Feb 18 Highland Co. pneumonia Jas. & Nancy Wiley Bath farmer Susan Wiley James H. Byrd physician
John Wiley m May 16 Highland Co. ditto ditto Bath farmer Elizabeth Wiley James H. Byrd physician
Marg't L. Fleming f Mar 6 Highland Co. hysteriitis 38 Virginia housekeeper Wm. W. Fleming James H. Byrd physician
Elizabeth Hardway f Sep 15 Highland Co. hydrossis Virginia housekeeper James H. Byrd physician
Mary Slaven & child f Mar (no day) Highland Co. hysterytis & chynericke(?) Samuel Vance Bath housekeeper James Slaven James H. Byrd physician
Mary Chesnut f Highland Co. acute entiritis Highland unmarried James H. Byrd physician
John J. Kinkead m Highland Co. pneumonia Thomas Kinkead Pendleton farmer unmarried James H. Byrd physician
Elizabeth Stephenson f July (no day) Highland Co. erysipilas Virginia housekeeper James H. Byrd physician
Elizabeth Wilson f Jul 10 Highland Co. pneumonia Virginia housekeeper Samuel Wilson Samuel Wilson husband
Harvey W. Davis m Jun 5 Highland Co. Highland unmarried Mr Davis father
Mary E. McDaniel f Jun 3 Highland Co. Highland unmarried Mr McDaniel father
Nancy Kincaid f Highland Co. Highland unmarried
Sarah J. Kincaid f Apr 16 Highland Co. Highland unmarried
Rachel Gwin f May 10 Highland Co. Highland housekeeper unmarried
Mary Gwin f May 23 Highland Co. Highland housekeeper unmarried
Sarah Johns f Feb 10 Highland Co. Highland housekeeper unmarried
John L. Rexrode m Highland Co. Highland farmer
Mary A. Jones f Jun 9 Highland Co. Highland unmarried
Levi Swecker m Mar 10 Highland Co. typhoid fever Benjamin Swecker Highland farmer unmarried Benjamin Swecker father
Jeremiah Swecker m Mar 11 Highland Co. typhoid fever Benjamin Swecker Highland farmer unmarried Benjamin Swecker father
Cain Swecker m Mar 14 Highland Co. typhoid fever Benjamin Swecker Highland farmer unmarried Benjamin Swecker father
Catharine J. Nicholas f Highland Co. Virginia housekeeper
John Rexrode m May 15 Highland Co. Pendleton farmer Banjamin Rexrode son
Jane Stephenson f Mar 3 Highland Co. pneumonia 73 yrs 3 mos 21 days Wm & Margaret Greene Bath housekeeper Adam Stephenson son

Slaves & Free Blacks (1853)

Name Slave/Free Owner Sex Date Place Cause Age Parents Birthplace Occupation Consort Reporter Relationship
Philip s John B. Stuart m Highland Co. Highland farmer John B. Stuart master
Sarah s Rebecca G. Hamilton f Highland Co. Highland housekeeper Rebecca G. Hamilton
William s Robert Lockridge m Highland Co. Highland farmer Robert Lockridge master
Eliza Smith & child f f Highland Co. Highland housekeeper
(blank) s Jacob W. Stuart m Highland Co. Highland farmer Jacob W. Stuart owner

Whites (1854)

Name Sex Date (1854) Place Cause Age Parents Birthplace Occupation Consort Reporter Relationship Page
Eleanor Bird f 21 Oct Highland co, B. Creek consumption David & Eliz. Bird Bath unmarried David H. (A?) Bird friend 2
Thos. A. Chesnut m 3 May Highland co, B. Creek John F. & Eliz. Chesnut Bath John F. Chesnut father 2
Malinda Simmons f 14 Sep Highland co, B. Creek Peter Michael Rockingham John Simmons husband 2
George W. Hevener m 4 Nov Highland co, B. Creek Wm & Jane Hevener Pen. & Harrison co farmer unmarried Wm Hevener father 2
Wellington Kramer m 3 Sep Highland co Conrad & B. Kramer Pen. & (blank) ditto ditto Conrad Kramer father 2
Margaret Rexrode f 14 Mar Pendleton co 83 yrs 9 mos Jacob & Barbara (no surname) ditto ditto Benj. Rexrode son 2
John R. Lane m 3 Sep Highland co Harvey & Lucinda Lane Highland ditto ditto Lucinda Lane mother 2
Dorothy Kitz f 7 Dec Highland co 92 ditto ditto Joseph Varner friend 2
Mary Johns f 13 Nov Highland co 56 Wm & Mary Wilson B. & Pen. Co. ditto ditto Wm Johns (of Jr.**) 2
Silas M. Chew m 20 June Highland co 15 Jesse & Mar. Chew B. & Pen. Co. farmer unmarried Jesse Chew father 2
Wm. H. Mozingo m 20 Jul Highland co consumption 35 Robt. & Cath. Mozingo Culpeper co shoe maker Louisa E. Mozingo widow 2
Sarah M. Botkin f 23 Aug Highland co 1y8m Saml. & Barbara Botkin Pendleton farmer unmarried Samuel Botkin father 2
no name m 23 Aug Highland co Robert C. & Mary M. Master Highland Robert C. Masters father 2
Amos Rexrode m no date Highland co Henry A. Rexrode Jesse Rexrode 2

**I cannot make out what is written after Wm Johns' name. It looks like "of Jr." or "of J.". Often this convention was used to designate the person's father (as in "of James") or location ("of Jacksons River").

Slaves (1854)

Name Owner Sex Date (1854) Death Place Age
Birthplace
Occ. Consort Reporter Relationship Page
Mary A. Rebecca G. Hamilton f 23 May Highland co 14y12m Bath ditto* ditto* James Wright 2
James George Hammer m Dec (no day) Highland co 3m unmarried George Hammer owner 2
John Letcher George N. Benson m (no date) Highland co 3
Rachel Wm. K. Gwin f 1 May Highland co 3
James Moses Gwin m 13 Oct Highland co 3
Hannah John B. Stuart f 10 June Highland co 3

*These "dittoes" were after "farmer" and "unmarried" on the line above.

Whites (1855)

In 1855, the occupation column was blank for everybody, and only one death cause was filled in.

Name Sex Date (1855) Place Cause Age Parents Birthplace Consort Reporter Relationship Page
Matilda Wade f 20 Nov Highland co 62y18d Stuart & Isabella Slaven Bath John Wade John Wade husband 2
Azariah P. Campbell m 17 Sep Highland co 27 Alexr. & Mary Campbell Pendleton unmarried Saml. B. Campbell relation 2
Joseph Waggoner m 8 Mar Highland co 17y4m Sampson & Barbara Waggoner Pendleton unmarried Sampson Waggoner father 2
George A. Rough m May (no day) Highland co 7y J. & L. Rough Highland unmarried J. Rough father 2
Benj. A. Waggoner m (blank) Highland co 8y11m Jacob & Eliz. Waggoner Highland unmarried Jacob Waggoner father 2
Martha J. Rymer f 7 June Highland co 2y10m19d George & Sarah Rymer Highland unmarried George Rymer father 2
E.C. Helmick f 27 Aug Highland co 2m24d Philip & M. Helmick Highland unmarried Philip Helmick father 2
Morgan Varner m 22 Feb Highland co 14y2m23d Joseph & Mary Varner Highland unmarried Mary Varner mother 2
(blank) m 15 Mar Highland co Michael & Sarah Rexrode Highland unmarried Sarah Rexrode mother 2
Morgan W. Hull m 21 May Highland co 13y5m F.K. & Mary E. Hull Highland unmarried Benj. Fleisher relation 2
Cynthia A. McCoy f 6 May Highland co 22y John & Mary Malcom Highland Benj. McCoy And. J. McCoy relation 2
Margaret McCoy f 27 June Highland co 76y8m9d Henry Jones Pendleton Henry C. Jones relation 2
Christian W. Ruleman m Jan (no date) Highland co 9y10m18d Henry & Sarah Ruleman Pendleton Henry Ruleman father 2
John H.A. Fleisher m 20 Sep Highland co 6y6m27d Henry J. & Barbara Flesher Henry J. Fleisher father 2
Barbara Smith f 16 Dec Highland co 50y11m14d Christina & Henry Smith Pendleton unmarried Christina Smith mother 2
Mary A. Jones f 26 May Highland co 67y3m12d Hannah & Thos. Eurett Pendleton Thomas Jones Henry C. Jones relation 2
Henry Smith m June (no day) Highland co cancer 55y Jno. & Catharine Smith Pendleton not recollected 2
Elizabeth Brown f 12 Dec Highland co, S. Fork 67y Mary & David Dick Alfred* co, Maryland Thos. Brown Thomas Brown husband 2
(blank) m Dec (no day) Highland co, B. Pasture Jno. A. & E.A. Cobbs Highland John A. Cobbs father 2
(blank) m Dec (no day) Highland co, B. Pasture Jno. A. & E.A. Cobbs Highland John A. Cobbs father 2
Sarah Eagle f 1 Oct Highland co, B. Pasture 47y2m Highland Benj. B. Eagle Benj. B. Eagle husband 2
(blank) f 31 Dec Highland co, B. Pasture 1y John Carlisle Highland Christopher Carlisle relation 2
Rachel Carlisle f 27 June Highland co, B. Pasture 74y Christopher & Jane Graham Highland Christopher Carlisle relation 2
Mary Jones f 20 May Highland co, Bullpasture Mt. 100y Germany Mrs. Gwin friend 2
Therecy Steuart f 26 May Highland co, Bullpasture River 47y1m24d Wm & Nancy Douglass Bath Charles Steuart Charles Steuart husband 2
Robert Campbell m 10 Oct Highland co, B. Creek father James Campbell unmarried Wm. M. Campbell friend 2
(blank) m June (no day) Highland co, B. Creek father James Trimble Highland James Trimble father 2
Emma V. Stephenson f 5 June Highland co, Monterey 3y8m12d Adam & Sarah C. Stephenson Highland Adam Stephenson father 2
Mortenilla Wolf f 8 Oct Highland co 1m21d Josiah & Sarah E. Wolf Highland Josiah Wolf father 2

*Elizabeth Brown's birth place of "Alfred Co, Maryland" does not exist. Perhaps the reporter meant Frederick or Harford county.

Slaves (1855)

Name Owner Sex Date (1855) Death Place Birthplace Reporter Relationship Page
James Moses Gwin m 31 May Highland co, C. Pasture Highland Moses Gwin owner 2
Alice Peter Hupman f Sept (no day) Highland co, C. Pasture Highland Peter Hupman 2

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