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 Wilson Davis Calfee

Wilson Davis Calfee

Birth
Pulaski County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Feb 1892 (aged 82)
Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Green Valley, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 17610351 · View Source
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Wilson was the son of William Calfee and Nancy Davis. He married Jane Peery Bailey.

In the fall of 1836, Wilson left his home in Pulaski County, Virginia, and, together with W.O. Hollandsworth and Stephen Saunders, explored lands in Raleigh Co., WV. The other two ended up settling there, but Wilson returned to Mercer Co., WV, where his brothers Samuel and James were living.
Wilson built his first home at the Gap of Stony Ridge, now occupied by the Mercer Mall (Bluefield) in 1845. Later, he built a new log home a mile or so eastward. Wilson was a full-time farmer but also taught at the Gap Elementary School for three to four years for no salary. One winter, he taught for four months at $25 per month. Wilson was an elder in the Disciples of Christ congregation. Left-handed and unprepossessing in appearance, he was very enterprising.

Calfee Memorial Christian Church, Bluefield, WV, dedicated in 1904, was named after Wilson and his brother Rev. James Calfee.



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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 21 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17610351
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilson Davis Calfee (28 Oct 1809–15 Feb 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17610351, citing Calfee Cemetery, Green Valley, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .