Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My great-grandfather, Edward Jesse Bickerstaff, was born 140 years ago today, April 27, 2011, in Jefferson County, Ohio. He and his twin sister, Alice, were the children of Ellis and Emma Nelson Bickerstaff. Alice died less than a month after her birth.

Edward became a half-orphan when his mother died in May, 1878. He'd just barely turned 7.

He married Mary Thompson, became a carpenter, and moved from the Steubenville area to Mineral Ridge, Ohio. He and Mary had 9 children. In the photo to the right he's standing with his son John. Edward died on December 23, 1945.

Happy Birthday, Grampa! I hope everyone you know is celebrating with you!


  1. I found a death of Ida ADAMS Bickerstaff, age 26, 7/14/1903. Did not know if it was someone in your line.

    This was listed in the Pittsburgh Press.

    The Allegheny County Roots Webs list are compiling the deaths in the Pittsburgh Papers

  2. Hi, Claudia. Thanks for noticing and giving me this information. I don't know if she's in my line but I will certainly look at the obituary and see what I can tell. I really appreciate your noticing! Thank you.


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