Jewel or Jewell Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I12
  • Name: William Hank Jewel
  • Surname: Jewel
  • Given Name: William Hank
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 Aug 1848 in , Floyd, Virginia 1
  • Death: 10 Sep 1919 in Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia
  • Burial: Sunset Cmtry, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia 2
  • Reference Number: 10
  • _UID: 0D778A83B4CE2E46AD58C24BEF55AA8E15F8
  • Census: 1880 Auburn, Montgomery, Virginia 3
  • Note:

    Family Sketch of William Hank Jewel by his grandson


    !BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Jewel Family Bibles; ; Bible publ various dates, title pages missing; ; Original pages in poss of James Geary, Harrisonburg, VA.

    !MARRIAGE: Marriage record; 1872; McMinn Co TN dtd 3 Oct 1872, Roll 68 Vol G; Pg 201; Photocopy in poss of James Geary.

    !DEATH-CHILDREN: Obituary of William Hank Jewel, MONTGOMERY COUNTY MESSENGER; 1919; ; 12 Sept 1919, front page; VA Tech Library Blacksburg, VA; copy in poss of James Geary.

    !EDUCATION: College record; 1867; Records of Roanoke College, Salem, VA, class of 1867; ; college library.

    !EDUCATION: College record; 1871; East Tennessee Wesleyan University; ; Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens TN, letter and 1870-71 catalogue in poss of James J. Geary, Harrisonburg VA; NOTE: He attended the spring and fall sessions of 1871 of this four-year college, then named East Tennessee Wesleyan University.

    !BIOGRAPHY-OCCUPATION: Written records of Iva Jewel Geary, daughter; 1848-1919; ; ; in poss of James J.Geary; NOTE: He was a portrait and commercial photographer in Christiansburg VA for most of his adult life.

    !RESIDENCES-RELATIONSHIP:
    1850 U.S.Census, Western Dist #15, Floyd Co VA; 1850; ; ; Natl Archives, Washington DC; NOTE: Age 2, enumerated with parents.
    1860 U.S. Census, Floyd Co VA; 1860; ; p 538; Natl Archives; NOTE: Enumerated with parents.
    1870 U.S.Census, Little River Twp, Floyd Co VA; 1879; ; ; Natl Archives; NOTE: Enumerated with parents, age 21.
    1900 U.S.Census, Montgomery Co VA; 1900; E.D.67; p 7; Natl Archives; NOTE: Photographer age 53, Cora L. 39; Viva A. 24, Lindsey L. 22 (student), Lena I. 20, Warwick R. 18 (photographer), Leslie H. 15 (at school), Mary W. 6, Joseph W. 3.
    1910 U.S.Census, Montgomery Co. VA; 1910; E.D.98; Fam No 229; Natl Archives; NOTE:Photographer age 61, Cora W. 52, Mary W. 16, Joseph W. 13, Ruth M. 8.

    !CEMETERY-BURIAL: Headstone Inscription of William H. Jewel; 1848-1919; Sunset Cmtry, Christiansburg, VA; ; photos in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: buried in same lot with his two wives, his daughter Iva J. Geary, granddaughter Iva Geary, daughter Mary Winston Jewel Shields and husband Roy Shields; Lot D Square 3 Sect B.

    !LAND: Deed of sale; 1882; Sarah E. Lee & others to Wm H. Jewel of Floyd Co, dtd 15 May 1882, Deed Bk Q; p 540; Floyd Co VA courthouse; NOTE: he purchased 53 3/4 acres on the S. Fork of Little River for $600 (John P. Short held lien for bal not paid).

    !PROBATE: Will of William H. Jewel; 1919; Montgomery Co VA Will Book 13; p 283; Montgomery Co Cthse, abstract in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: The fiduciary settlement by L. H. Jewel is in Book F5 p 157.

    LETTER FROM RINALDO (Printed probably in the Montgomery Messenger):
    The weather is very dry now, pastures are failing somewhat, but our season on the whole, has been good and our crops are fine, and we ought to be thankful.
    We were much horrified the other day on learning of the sudden death of our old and valued friend, W. H. Jewel. Brother "Hank," as he was always known, was certainly and simply one of the very foremost men of our county, in every respect - though extremely quiet, unassuming, never forcing himself or pushing for advancement, position or prominence, in any way or line. Aye he was not at all common or like everybody else, he was a man of considerable attainment, of startling, nay brilliant mind, by far the ablest man we've ever had in our community in his profession, and better than all, an earnest, devoted and sincere Christian, though never demonstrative or inclined to speak of his own attainments, spiritual or mental.
    Our dear brother's power to analyze thought, quickly and wisely, on the deepest subjects, made him very useful, in association with such as desired intelligent improvement. Personally, we greatly enjoyed, and felt the benefit of such opportunities as we had association with him, and would have liked much to have been able to have been with him often, but, by God's blessing, there will be a time, and it will not be long, when we will meet again, and part no more forever.
    Brother Jewel will be much missed by all who really knew him.
    To the bereaved family we earnestly extend our tenderest and most heartfelt sympathies.
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  • Change Date: 22 Jan 2012 at 00:00:00



    Father: William Jewel b: 25 Jan 1800 in , Montgomery Co., Virginia
    Mother: Mary Hall b: 3 Aug 1805 in , Montgomery Co., Virginia

    Marriage 1 Sarah Jane Davis b: 25 Oct 1848 in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee
    • Married: 2 Oct 1872 in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee
    Children
    1. Has No Children Viva Alice Jewel b: 28 Jun 1875 in , , Texas
    2. Has Children Lindsay Louin Jewel b: 24 Nov 1877 in , Montgomery Co., Virginia
    3. Has Children Iva Lewellen Jewel b: 9 May 1880 in , Montgomery Co., Virginia
    4. Has Children Warwick Riner Jewel b: 20 Mar 1882 in , Montgomery Co., Virginia
    5. Has No Children Leslie Hank Jewel b: 22 Feb 1885 in , Montgomery Co., Virginia

    Marriage 2 Cora Lee Winston b: 16 May 1857 in , , Virginia
    • Married: 25 Jan 1893
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mary Winston Jewel b: 24 Jan 1894 in Snowville, Pulaski, Virginia
    2. Has Children Joseph William Jewel b: 7 Dec 1896 in Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia
    3. Has Children Ruth Michelow Jewel b: 3 Sep 1901 in Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: 1880 United States Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service
      Page: FHL Film 1255378; National Archives Film T9-1378; Page 486C
    2. Title: Find A Grave, Inc.
      Author: Find A Grave.com
      Publication: Digital images. http://www.findagrave.com
      Note:

      Find A Grave for William Hank Jewell

    3. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: 1880 United States Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service
      Page: FHL Film 1255378; National Archives Film T9-1378; Page 486C
      Text: Extract: 1880 United States Census
      Census Place: Auburn, Montgomery, Virginia
      Source: FHL Film 1255378; National Archives Film T9-1378; Page 486C
      Household:
      Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
      William H. JEWELL
      Self Male M W 31 VA
      Occ: Photographer Fa: VA Mo: VA
      Sarah J. JEWELL
      Wife Female M W 31 TN
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Viva A.T. JEWELL
      Dau Female S W 4 TX
      Fa: VA Mo: TN
      Lindsey L. JEWELL
      Son Male S W 2 VA
      Fa: VA Mo: TN
      Lena I. JEWELL
      Other Female S W 1M VA
      Fa: VA Mo: TN
    4. Title: Deed of Sale: Floyd County, Virginia
      Author: Clerk of Court
      Page: Bk 4 p 133
      Text: p 133 dated 25 Mar 1903, W. H. and Cora Jewel to Lucinda Nunally, 2 tracts on Little River totaling 53 3/4 acres, one 44 acres and the other 9 3/4 acres, for $670
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