12th LOGO


     General Robert S. Northcott - son of Hosea and Sarah (Sanders) Northcott, and Mary C. Cunningham, daughter of John and Sarah (Pollard) Cunningham, were united in marriage at Milton, Rutherford county, Tennessee, December 19, 1843. His birth was in Rutherford county, Tennessee, September 30, 1818, and his wife was born in Camden, South Carolina, February 23, 1822. She is now deceased, as are her parents, and those of Mr. Northcott. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Northcott were six: Naomi, born October 16, 1845, lives in Clarksburg; William Allen, January 28, 1855, residence, in Greenville, Illinois; Ada, February 14, 1857, lives at Clarkksburg; Robert Hatton, July 29, 1859, lives at Greenville; Gustavus Adolphus, April 4, 1861, and Elliott, April 26, 1869, live at Clarksburg. Robert S. Northcott was justice of the peace in Rutherford county, Tennessee, 1855-61, and registrar in bankruptcy at Clarksburg, 1867-81. When the civil war was inaugurated he stood by the Federal government. In July, 1861, he left Tennessee, and went to Indiana, and in December of that year he came to this county, and at Clarksburg established a Republican newspaper called the Nation Telegraph. He conducted this paper until August, 1862, when he entered the army as lieutenant colonel of the 12th West Virginia Infantry. He served until 1865, and was breveted colonel by President Johnson, then brigadier-general of volunteers. His profession is that of attorney-at-law, and his residence and postoffice address is Clarksburg, Harrison county, West Virginia.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

(Source: History of Harrison County, WV, by H. H. Hardesty, 1882.)