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Biography of John Cravens

John Cravens, son of Dr. Joseph and Mary Cravens, was born in Harrisonburg, Rockingham county, Virginia, October 28, 1797, where he was reared and educated. He began the study of medicine under his father,, when in his nineteenth year, and began practice some six years later. After practicing with his father two years, he removed to Hardy county, Virginia now West Virginia, and began practice at Petersburg, but only remained one year, when he removed to Pendleton county, opened an office in Franklin, the county seat, and was an active practitioner in that county for ten years. In 1837 he removed to Missouri, and settled near Miami, where he lived eighteen months, and during that time gave up the practice of his profession. At the expiration of the time mentioned he changed his place of residence to Daviess county, locating near Gallatin in the spring of 1839, where he pursued farming and continued the practice of his profession until 1850, then moved to Gallatin, and gave his attention exclusively to his increasing practice. In 1857 he returned to his farm, one mile northwest of Gallatin, where he now lives. He continued the practice of medicine until the close of the war, when owing to his advanced age and impaired hearing,. he gave up practice entirely, devoting his attention to his farm. In 1842 he was elected presiding justice of the County Court, holding the office until 1846, and subsequently was twice elected to the same office. In 1861 he was appointed brigade-surgeon in the Confederate service under Gen. William Y. Slack, and was with that officer until his death...

Barton, Thomas Jefferson – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thomas Jefferson Barton Passes at Enterprise Hospital Thomas J. Barton of Promise, died at the Enterprise Hospital Saturday (Nov. 8, 1941) where he had been a patient for several weeks and funeral services were held at the Promise Grange Hall Monday conducted by Arvil Hurt, Christian Minister of Wallowa. Burial was in the Promise Cemetery. Music was furnished by the Wallowa Christian ladies quartet composed of Mrs. Coley Wray, Mrs. Joe Rounsavell, Mrs. Spencer Trump and Mrs. Abbie Riggle. Mr. Barton was a native of West Virginia but five years ago came to the Promise Community to be nearer his son and by his kindness had endeared himself to the people of that section. Thomas Jefferson Barton was born in Franklin County, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1858, the son of Wm. E. and Emmoline Griffith Barton. He was married to Cora Belle Powers in 1891 and she passed away in 1932. To this union were born seven children: Charles A. Barton of Fayetteville, W.Va., G. Ruben Barton of Promise, William Elbert Barton who died in 1904, Mrs. Florence Baxter of South Nuttall, W.Va., Edgar H. Barton of Union (Oregon), Mrs. Russie Treadway of Fayetteville, W.Va., and Thomas M. Barton of Huntington, W.Va. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, John Barton of Pax, W.Va., E. M. (Elijah) Barton of Promise (Oregon), Mrs. Loucinda Bloxton of Hill Top, W.Va., and Mrs. Susan Humphrey of Pax, W.Va. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wallowa Chieftain – Nov. 1941 Contributed by: Anita McClung, Fayetteville,...

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