2010-07-08 / From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER


This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Sylvia Chesnut Shives of Hagerstown, Md., pictures the Bottenfield sisters circa 1900. Seated: Elsie, Nellie, Gertie; standing; Jessie, Viola, Carrie, Vesta. The sisters grew up in lower Buck Valley just a few yards over the Maryland line. Four of the sisters married and raised families in Fulton County. Nellie (Mrs. Elmer) Covalt, Thompson Township; Carrie (Mrs. Chester) Palmer, near Needmore; Elsie (Mrs. John) Hoopengardner, Buck Valley; and Gertie (Mrs. Frank) Barney, Amaranth. A great many present Fulton County residents are descended from these sisters. Jessie (Mrs. Gilbert) Mellott had no children of her own; Vesta and Viola never married. Sylvia is the granddaughter of Nellie Bottenfield. This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Sylvia Chesnut Shives of Hagerstown, Md., pictures the Bottenfield sisters circa 1900. Seated: Elsie, Nellie, Gertie; standing; Jessie, Viola, Carrie, Vesta. The sisters grew up in lower Buck Valley just a few yards over the Maryland line. Four of the sisters married and raised families in Fulton County. Nellie (Mrs. Elmer) Covalt, Thompson Township; Carrie (Mrs. Chester) Palmer, near Needmore; Elsie (Mrs. John) Hoopengardner, Buck Valley; and Gertie (Mrs. Frank) Barney, Amaranth. A great many present Fulton County residents are descended from these sisters. Jessie (Mrs. Gilbert) Mellott had no children of her own; Vesta and Viola never married. Sylvia is the granddaughter of Nellie Bottenfield.

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