Session 2 – Mary Mellott

One of the things I’m learning from this wonderful exercise is who the people are whose names are on many of the county’s roads.  To understand the impact of this statement, you need to know that the roads were named in Morgan County less than a decade ago.  Most of these folks were long gone.  Mary Mellott provided us with a photo of her grandfather’s Highland Ridge farm; his name — Michael Fairbee.  The road that winds through this area is….you guessed it, Fairbee Rd.

We also heard about Doctor Horace BW Rau who delivered Mellott’s ancestor,  Elsie Niota Michael for $3.  A discussion ensued about how most of the payments in the day were in kind.  Another appealing image is of Mellott’s mother, Mary Louise and Anna Pritchard.   Later Mary brought me the most alluring photo of all — one of her ancestors starkly stalking across a field, wagon in the background.

This was our April 15 session and we had no idea of all the fun that lay in store.

Mary and her mother as a child

2 Responses to “Session 2 – Mary Mellott”

  • Diane Roach:

    THIS IS MY 2 SONS TY AND NOLAN THEIR GRANDMOTHER..GLAD THIS WAS DONE BEFORE HERE PASSING OVER TO THE LORD APRIL 2012…SHE WAS SUCH A BIG PART OF BERKELEY SPRINGS..CLEANING FOR PRIVATE HOMES AND FOR THE COUNTRY INN AND HER MOM AND DAD WERE VERY INTO BEING APART OF BERKELEY SPRINGS..THERE WERE PHOTOS OF HER DAD WITH BERKELEY SPRINGS FIRE HALL…THOSE WOULD ALSO HAVE BEEN GOOD TO PUBLISH.MY BOYS LOVED HER TILL THE DAY SHE LEFT TO GO WITHDRAWALOUT THE LORD

  • Diane Roach:

    THIS IS MY 2 SONS TY AND NOLAN THEIR GRANDMOTHER..GLAD THIS WAS DONE BEFORE HERE PASSING OVER TO THE LORD APRIL 2012…SHE WAS SUCH A BIG PART OF BERKELEY SPRINGS..CLEANING FOR PRIVATE HOMES AND FOR THE COUNTRY INN AND HER MOM AND DAD WERE VERY INTO BEING APART OF BERKELEY SPRINGS..THERE WERE PHOTOS OF HER DAD WITH BERKELEY SPRINGS FIRE HALL…THOSE WOULD ALSO HAVE BEEN GOOD TO PUBLISH.MY BOYS

    LOVED HER TILL THE DAY SHE LEFT TO GO WITHDRAWALOUT THE LORD

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