JOSEPH S. BOONE, Company "C"

History of the Upper Ohio Valley
Brant & Fuller, 1890. Volume II, pages 747-748.


     J. S. Boone, M. D., is a leading physician of Powhatan, Ohio, and also a descendant of a very illustrious family, one that has had much to do with the settlement and growth of the states of Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. He was born at Greensboro, Green county, Penn., May 17, 1840. His parents were Joseph and Mary (Donham) Boone. Joseph Boone was born in Jefferson, Green county, Penn., August 24, 1794. His wife was born at Mapletown, Penn., November 2, 1796. James and Catherine (Williams) Boone were Joseph's parents. The former was born January 21, 1769. The original stock lived at Bradwick, England, about eight miles from Exeter. George Boone was the first of the family to immigrate to America. He arrived at Philadelphia with his wife and eleven children on the l0th of October, 1717. The names of three of their sons were: John, James and Squire, the last named being the father of the famous Daniel Boone. John Boone was born November 21, 1745. He took Sophia Whitehead to wife, and by her had one son and one daughter, James and Susan. James was born January 21, 1769. His father died soon after his son's birth, and his widow then married John Riddle, of Reading, Penn. Riddle was a tory, and not being able to bear the pressure which was brought to bear on him by his neighbors, he went to Canada. Joseph, one of the sons of James, was the father of Dr. J. S. Boone. Dr. Boone was educated in the schools of Greensboro and Comickle, Penn., and at the age of eighteen, began the study of medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Pricket, with whom he remained until the breaking out of the rebellion, when he entered Company C, First West Virginia cavalry, and for nearly four years he followed their fortunes with great valor serving under the "Fighting" Generals Kilpatrick and Custer. He was mustered out of the service as a sergeant. After the war he commenced to practice medicine, reading and practicing until 1871, at which time he entered the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, graduating from the same in 1872. He then began practicing at Shiloh, Tyler county, W. Va., remaining there until September 1, 1877, when he removed to Powhatan, Ohio, where he has resided and continued in his profession, having built up a fine practice and a reputation second to none for skill and integrity. The doctor is a member of the State Medical society of West Virginia, of the Belmont County Medical society of Ohio, of the I. O. O. F. and of the Masonic order, and is on the roster of the G. A. R., Powhatan post. February 14, 1866, he was married to Miss Anna A. O'Haro. She was born in Weston, W. Va., August 12, 1842, and died at Spencer, April 25, 1867. He was again married, this time to Mary E. Galoway, of Tyler county, W. Va.; the ceremony was perfomed August 14, 1869. Mrs. Boone was born December 11, 1841. This union has been blessed by the birth of one son, Edgar L., born June 7, 1870. He is now reading medicine and gives a promise of becoming a worthy successor of his father. Dr. and Mrs. Boone are active members of the Presbyterian church, of Powhatan, and are held in high esteem by all who know them.


Death of Dr. J. S. Boone

     The death of Dr. J. S. Boone which occurred at his home at Powhatan, Ohio, Sunday, April 4th, while not unexpected, was a source of sincere sorrow to his many friends and acquaintances in this city. Dr. Boone was located in this city from 1901 to 1905 engaged in the practice of medicine. During that time he formed acquaintances and friendships that were lasting. While here Dr. Boone was critically ill for several months, and upon his recovery moved to Powhatan, where he had resided for 30 years, before coming to this place. Two weeks ago he was taken ill and continued to decline until Sunday when the end came. The deceased was born at Greensborough, Pa., 1840. He engaged in the practice of medicine for a year preceeding the Civil War. Serving throughout that conflict as a member of the First W. Va. Cavalry, he again took up the practice of medicine at its close, and devoted his life to that profession. Dr. Boone was a memebr of the Presbyterian church, of the Masonic order and the Odd Fellows. The funeral services were held Tuesday at Powhatan from the Presbyterian church and were attended by many from this place. The deceased is survived by Mrs. Boone and one son, Edgar Boone of this city. Dr. Boone was a man who stood high in his profession and commanded the confidence and esteem of the public. He had many warm friends in this city to whom his death is a personal loss.