Name: Elijah James METCALF
Given Name: Elijah James
Birth: 23 Dec 1856 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
Death: 24 Jan 1946 in Exeter, Barry Co., MO.
Burial: Metcalf Cemetery, Thomas Hollow, Exeter, MO.
Change Date: 22 May 2009 at 12:40
Elijah first owned a farm up on what was called "The Flatla nds", locatedabout 4 miles west of Butterfield, Missouri. H e owned a molasses orsorghum mill. People in the neighborho od grew cane and hauled it toElijah to make them some maola sses to eat.
Elijah and Mary Frances Metcalf must have been a very carin g andcompassionate couple.
After some of their girls married and lost their husbands b y death ordivorce, they kept their little ones until the gi rls could take care ofthem.
Elijah bought a farm in Thomas Hollow 4 miles west of Exete r, Missouri.This farm had a wonderful spring coming out o f a big bluff about 10ft.high. Elijah put about a 2 in. pip e into the spring, where the water wascoming out from betwe en the rocks, where you could hang it bucket on thepipe uni l the bucket filled with water. This spimg was the head o f acreek that never ran dry called "Mike's Creek".
Eliah had a 2 room house, 2 stories high. Then a screened i n porch acrossthe east side of the house. There was als o a nice porch the length of thehouse on the west facing th e road.
He had a rock cellar back of the house that was close a blu ff. His barnwas south of the house. The spring branch ra n a short distance from thebarn.
The farm Elijah owned in Thomas Hollow had plenty of timbe r on it, whichwas a good place for hunting and fishing. Eli jah kept 2 or 3 big dogs forhunting.
On January 24, 1946 Elijah Metcalf passed away. He was buri ed on his farmin Thomas Hollow in a little graveyard for th e Metcalf family.
Father: Hiram Casteel METCALF b: 2 Jan 1833 in Laurel Co., Kentucky
Mother: Mary Ann GABBARD b: 1 Nov 1837
Mary Frances SPARKS b: 15 May 1858 in Jackson Co., Kentucky
5 Feb 1878
in Jackson Co., Kentucky
- Change Date:
22 May 2009
- Luvina Ann METCALF b: 23 Jan 1879 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
- Martha Jane METCALF b: 11 Jul 1882 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
- Barthenia Elizabeth METCALF b: 22 Jun 1884
- Sarah Lilly METCALF b: 26 Jun 1886 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
- James David METCALF b: 29 Apr 1888 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
- Susan Chestney METCALF b: 29 Apr 1888 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
- Mary Frances METCALF b: 27 Apr 1890 in Irvine, Estill Co., Kentucky
- Daniel Harrison METCALF b: 9 Sep 1892 in Beattyville, Kentucky
- Joseph F. METCALF b: 9 Oct 1894 in Buttefield, MO.
- Leonard F. METCALF b: 25 Feb 1897 in Buttefield, MO.
- William Tecumseh Sherman METCALF b: 25 Apr 1899 in Buttefield, MO.
4 Nov 1960
in Monett, Lawrence Co., Missouri
- Change Date:
25 May 2009