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Bayless Boys, Overbaugh Boys and Family

 

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Bayless Boys, Overbaugh Boys and Family

A little of the history of other Richwooders

  Hello,    My name is Debbie Bond and finding you site I thought I might share some of my personal photographs and history. I was born and raised in Richwood leaving town when I was 16. I moved back to Richwood in 1994, built a home and raised my only daughter here.

      In Photograph titled Bayless Boys, from left to right front row are: Ray, Jack, Arden, Allen, in back row: Lloyd, Melvin, Bub, and Bob. These are all Richwooders with a few still around here... Lloyd, Ray, and Jack (all deceased) settled down in Moncks Corner South Carolina worked and raised their families. Jack D. Bayless is noted for his research and work with the striped Bass and Speckled Trout. Melvin lives in La Grange Texas visiting Richwood when he can with his sons to hunt and fish... and the fishing trips normally are planned during Ramp time. Arden and Allen lives near here in Craigsville and Bob and Bub are still right here in town. These gentlemen are my uncles.

Bayless Boys


      In Photograph Grandpa B. Is shown Harley C. Bayless, my grandfather, as a young man. Harley worked at the "Big Mill" all his life and lived accross the river in Johnstown enabling him to just walk accross the old train bridge to work every day. Harley raised not only the Bayless boys but had Five daughters as well...Alma, Geraldine, Zella, Jeanette and Peggy Snowdrop, the youngest. He was married to the late Pauline Gainer Bayless. My mother is Zella.

Grandpa




      In Photograph titled John and Mary Overbaugh I introduce my Grandparents as well. John and Mary lived and raised their sons on Fork Mountain. John was a true Lumberjack and was "Lumber Boss" in many camps along North Fork of Cherry and Williams River Area. Mary worked as Cook in those Camps. All five of their sons were born in Lumber Camps up and down the Cherry and Williams River. My Dad was born at the old North Bend Lumber Camp. John was from Dutch speaking Germans known as Penn Dutch and his family settled Adams County, Pennsylvania. His wife Mary was Native American and her people settled in the Williams River area.

Grandpa



      In Photograph 4, Overbaugh Boys, from left to right: Toby, Jack, Ed, Namon, and Julius. My Uncle "Judy" the big guy was a Log roller for Big Mill and worked the ponds. My dad Toby worked at the Big Mill as well then went into Lumberjacking like his Daddy before him. Later in life Dad became a plant worker where he retired. All the Overbaugh Boys are deceased.

Bayless Boys




      I hope you can use these pictures and plan on sending more of the town and area and people. If you can't use them, I at least hope you have enjoyed learning a little of the history of other Richwooders.

     Bayless Boys, Overbaugh Boys and Family

 
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