Lacy married Harvey C. Taylor Dec. 24, 1903, and died Aug. 24, 1904. Lulu Ann married Giles Caldwell Dec. 16, 1904.. Mary J., daughter of Levi Griffin and Aura White Hearn, born Apr. 23, 1843, married Wm. Whittaker 1871. Children: Phoebe, Susan, and Emma. Susan married Samuel Crotty, and has several children, and lives at Keystone, McDowell Co., W. Va. Emma married Louis Wiley, a farmer. Ardelia Burke, daughter of Levi Griffin and Aura White Hearn, born Aug 19, 1845, died Mar. 21, 1863. LEVI LAWSON, son of Levi Griffin and Aura White Hearn, born in Mercer Co., W. Va., June 13, 1848. Was raised on the farm, and did his full share of all kinds of work out of doors and in, till 1864, when he left home to avoid entering the Southern army. He was quite tall and when rather young was six feet font inches, and weighed one hundred and fifty pounds and at fifty-six he weighs from 225 to 235. He was always ambitious and very proficient either in study or work. 1861 his three oldest brothers enlisted in the Southern army and the farming was then carried on (in a way) by his father, a younger brother and himself, until 1864, when his father was conscripted into the Southern army and sent to the front below Richmond, Va., and the farm was then carried on by women and boys. In the fall of 1864, the Southern authorities called out all the able bodied white males between the ages of 16 and 60. Levi Lawson Hearn instead of obeying this call went to Gallopolis, O., where he got a job as plug tender, in the U. S. Government stables, at thirty-five dollars per month, and soldiers rations. After the close of the war he returned to his father's home in Mercer Co., W. V., taking with him quite an amount of dry goods and clothing for his father's family, as all such articles were exceedingly scarce there then. He worked on his father's farm till summer of 1867, when he contracted for and built three school houses for his brother and then hired as clerk in a general store for his brother, which he was just starting. While working here he became acquainted with Miss Rhoda L. Tiller, whom he married Sept. 2, 1868. She was born Nov. 4, 1846, and died Nov. 26, 1903. After the marriage his father gave him fifty- three acres of land, all in the woods, a cow and calf, three head of sheep, a hog, and one bed and furnishings and a field to sow in wheat. He only had ten dollars in cash after paying his marriage license and the preacher, who said the ceremony. His wife had
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