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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Sherrard family of Steubenville - Google Books

The Sherrard family of Steubenville - Google Books: "THE WEDDING DAY.

The 24th of May, 1827, was the time fixed for the marriage between myself and Jane Hindman, and preparations were made on both sides for the coming event.

I had a few choice friends invited to accompany me to the wedding, and I had chosen John Sharon as my waiter, and had asked Joseph Kithcart and his sister Kezia to go with us over to the marriage. And Jane Hindman had Mary Ann Brown for her waiter, and John Simeral and several others as invited guests. I had already notified the Rev. Jacob Cozard, who was still pastor of Old Centre Church, to be on hand that day to tie the knot and make us truly man and wife.

I presented the bride with two pairs of white gloves,—one pair of white kid, and the other of white silk. I and my party had not arrived long before we were called up upon the floor facing the Rev. Jacob Cozard, and he said the ceremony which made me and Jane Hindman man and wife,—the very thing I had all along been anxiously waiting for. After dinner the Rev. Mr. Cozard made ready to go home, as he at that time lived some six miles southeast of Wellsburg, in the bounds of Lower Buffalo Congregation. I had given my waiter, John Sharon, a $3 bill, which he handed to him, and Mr. Cozard was off. The amount paid him as a marriage fee was rather small as it seemed, and so it was; but forty and fifty years ago two dollars and three dollars was a very common marriage fee.

The next morning being the infare day, soon after breakfast we made ready to start for home, it being six miles from Pleasant Hill, where the Hindmans lived, to Rush Run Mills, where the Sherrards lived. I had previously given an invitation to all the young people of the bride's party, which they had cheerfully accepted; and when all were mounted and under headway, it made a very respectable infare party.

On arriving home we found all things in order, and mother-in-law Kithcart and others waiting to receive us, among whom was Absalom Hall and his wife.

I and Jane had not been very long married until mother-in-law Kithcart and her two sons, Joseph and Cunningham, had thoughts of her being removed to Mount Pleasant to keep house for them, so that her daughter might be released and be united in marriage, according to promise, to Smiley Sharon. To bring about the matter of her removal, her son Joseph came over to see me about it, and asked me how soon I could move mother over to Mount Pleasant. I answered that I had no part nor lot in the matter. ' Why,' said he, ' are you not under promise to move her in any direction as far away as what you brought her here ? ' ' No, sir,' said I, ' I am under no such obligation. Before I brought her away from her old home, she expressed a fear that I might soon marry again, and if so, that would put her to the necessity of seeking a new home, and no way of moving to it. But I said to your mother, that if I married in less than three years, I would promise to move her to any place she might choose to go, as far away as I would bring her. And now I have not married till almost four years have passed round, and if you want your mother to keep house for you, do as I did when I wanted her for that purpose.' And that ended the matter; for in a few days he came and moved his mother and his sister Kezia to his home at Mount Pleasant. And after this, preparations were made for the marriage of Martha Kithcart to Smiley Sharon, which was solemnized on Thursday, June 21, 1827, by the Rev. Joseph Anderson, pastor at the time of the Mount Pleasant Church, and I and my new wife Jane were at the wedding."

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"I'm going to rewrite this soon to include some life events" Here's the dealeo, I started doing Wood Sculptures about 15 years ago to try and keep myself busy after I stopped drinking and smoking. About 5 years into it I got throat and neck Cancer. I say this because before I had the Cancer I had not written or sung Music. Looking to clean up an open space in late 2007 and 2008 ( http://openspacedocumentary.blogspot.com/) i became closer to some of the local wild life, I bonded with a Hawk and a Baby duck and started to write songs, I forced myself to sing when I could, I have over three hundred songs now, some good, some not so good, but I am getting better at writing, singing, mixing and arranging.    

New:"Charleena"2013 "The River" 2013 and "Cried and Cried My life Story"2012 others "Reflections Destiny"2012 "Kevin'ns Epic Music"2012 "Fire Storm Of Emotion" 2012"Angel Secrets"2012 All 18 Available at my Store http://www.reverbnation.com/Kevin Lajiness

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          Nature inspires Linwood man to sing, record despite bout with throat cancer (PressOfAtlanticCity.Com)

 Album "Epic Shine"  "Walk Away" before that was"Angel Woman" along with some old remakes"Sing Back In time2011" and "Its The Spirit In The Dance" along with over one hundred of my songs and other Albums available for Sale all streaming at http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinlajiness 
  I write from a position of emotion and honesty, usually tell a story about love, life, relationships, nature, adventure, history, spirituality,philosophy etc. My Art and Music style is Naive, I beat mix looped instruments as accompaniments but the melodies don't necessarily match, but I put a great deal of thought into them and try and bring something epic to bear in mind, yet some of my songs are ballads and relaxing songs of love . 
   I have 5 song books/ songbooks online 4 of them avalable as google e-books my "The 2009" http://kevinlajiness2009song.blogspot.com/  and 2010 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=SWsPBAAAQBAJThe 2011 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=8xkOBAAAQBAJ  and 
Kevin Lajiness 2012 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=MpsNBAAAQBAJKevin Lajiness 2013-2014 Song Book (Google eBook)http://books.google.com/books/about/Kevin_Lajiness_2013_2014_Song_Book.html?id=wHEMBAAAQBAJ
 These books represent a ton of work , good bad or indifferent. I apologize ahead of time for typo's English and spelling, i suck at all of that, but it's about the music and lyrics and that's what really matter but I gave it my best.
 with some links to the songs , some I have taken down, (I am going to try and put them all back up for nostalgia and to show my progress from Throat and neck Cancer), but the lyrics are all there
  I have many slideshows/Videos of nature and Open Space pic's over the years that I put to my music on YouTube-kevinlajiness  and saved in Google + or Picasa.

  I grew up on Lake Erie Lagoons, my grandfather had a bate shop. Fishing and hunting was big on my fathers side no doubted stemmed from the fact that his ancestors were “Woods Runners” or “coureurs des bois”. As long as I can remember I’ve had a love for trees, nature and the environment, I attribute that, and the spiritual connection I have with mother earth, to the connection my ancestors had with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Most if not all of them are child friendly. I started writing my early songs while working on a open space for a year, where I bonded with a hawk and a duck.

        Allot of what I draw from comes from life’s experience and what’s in my heart, what I believe is a responsibility to carry the messages of or ancestors on what is right, to come to a conclusion we are all part of something bigger than ourselves and that we pass that on to our children in story and song,but remember i am an artist I write story and rhyme, lesson and fable, I do not try to be politically correct.even though i don't use cuss words other that Hell and dam, I don't have a problem with artist that do,to each there own, I believe things evolve for a reason, hey it got someone out of the slums, by the way the baby duck that followed me home got to big and i gave her to a zoo keeper, she flew back to his house from the zoo and they raised her, she has since had her own baby's 

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