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Bethuel Middleton Kitchen
Birth: Mar. 21, 1812
Ganotown
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1895
Shanghai
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA

US Congressman. He attended local schools and became a farmer and stock breeder. His home was part of Virginia before West Virginia was founded during the Civil War, and Kitchen served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1861 to 1862. After West Virginia was formed he was a member of the West Virginia Senate from 1864 to 1865. In 1863 he presented credentials as a Member-elect to the US House of Representatives, but was not seated because Berkeley County's votes were disallowed on the grounds that it had not been mentioned in the law that created West Virginia. In 1866 Kitchen was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Republican and served one term, 1867 to 1869. He did not run for reelection in 1868 and returned to farming. He served as Master of the West Virginia Grange from 1873 to 1879. Kitchen returned to the West Virginia Senate from 1878 to 1879 and was President of the Berkeley County Court from 1880 to 1895. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Buzzard Kitchen (1818 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Melvina Kitchen Grantham (1837 - 1913)*
  John M. Kitchen (1838 - 1862)*
  Joseph Garrison Kitchen (1842 - 1924)*
  Henry Clay Kitchen (1847 - 1885)*
  Montgomery Kitchen (1849 - 1856)*
  Gilbert Kitchen (1852 - 1940)*
  Hezekiah Kitchen (1854 - 1880)*
  Anna Mary Kitchen (1856 - 1856)*
  Fannie Kitchen (1859 - 1859)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Presbyterian Churchyard
Shanghai
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18768690
Bethuel Middleton Kitchen
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Remembering you GG Grandpa.
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