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George Ullom (1779-1830) and
Margaret Bowen (1779-1853)


George's faded grave,
Morrisville Cemetery

George Ullom was born on Oct. 31, 1779 presumably in Berkeley County, VA (later West Virginia), one of six sons of Peter and Margaret Woolam (spelled "Woolham" or "Woolam").

Evidence suggests that he may have been baptized on Dec. 1, 1779.

As a boy he migrated with his parents and brothers to Greene County, PA, sometime before 1790.

On Aug. 8, 1801, George married Margaret Bowen (1779-1853), who was of Irish heritage.

They together bore a baker's dozen children -- Isaac Ullom, Jacob Ullom, Elijah Ullom, William Ullom, Peter Ullom, Daniel Thompson Ullom, Rachel Lippencott, Stephen Ullom, John Ullom, Daniel Ullom, Mary Ann Edgar, Sarah Ullom and Jesse Bowen Ullom. Sadly, daughter Sarah died in childhood sometime before September 1831.

The family resided on a farm which straddled Franklin and Morgan Townships in Greene County, totaling 276 acres.

He is believed to be the same George Ullom who in 1797, at age 18, helped build the first Greene County courthouse at the corner of Greene Street and Whiskey Alley, working alongside George Graham. The structure was commissioned by Sheriff James Hook, one year after the county seat was established in Waynesburg.

The building still stands and is said to be the oldest log courthouse on its original lot in Pennsylvania, and possibly the entire nation.


Then and now -- original log courthouse in Waynesburg,Greene County, PA, constructed ca. 1797 by George Ullom and George Graham.


He also is thought to be the same George Ullom who, circa March 1821, was employed as a contractor on the state road which passed through Waynesburg "in a direction of the flats of Grave creek." Special legislation was requested of the Senate and House of the commonwealth for funds to pay him for his labors. The authorization was approved three years later, on March 29, 1824, with related newspaper coverage in the Washington (PA) Reporter.

George died at the age of 51 on Sept. 21 (or 24), 1830. He was laid to rest in Morrisville Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery on the eastern outskirts of Waynesburg, the Greene County seat. His grave marker was still erect but barely legible when photographed by the founder of this website in the summer of 1988.

George's estate was settled in Greene County Orphan's Court in September 1831, recorded in Book I, page 344.

Margaret outlived her husband by nearly 23 years. In 1848, she endured the tragic death of her married daughter Rachel Lippencott, who left behind five young children.


Central section of Waynesburg, circa 1843.
Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, by Sherman Day.


Old log courthouse on the
cover of Cornerstone Clues

She passed away on Feb. 19, 1853, at the age of 74. She is said to be buried at Morrisville, although no marker is known to stand at her grave.

In 1950, George and Margaret and their family were mentioned in a genealogical article in the Waynesburg Republican, authored by local historian Howard L. Leckey. The article later was incorporated into Volume VI of Leckey's book entitled The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families: A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley

Circa 1962, Ullom descendants Florence (Mitchell) Weimer, Odessa Hughes and Olive Grim retyped the Ullom chapter of The Tenmile Country and circulated copies to relatives. Upon receiving his copy, Glenn Grimm of Ashtabula, Ohio forwarded it to Mildred (Ullom) Day in Washington, PA. Mildred later gave the copy to her nephew Odger "Wayne" Miner, father of the founder of this website. Florence Weimer made this notation in a letter to others: "I have written this history for you going as far back as I know and bringing it up to the present. I think you will enjoy it and keep it for future reference. I have not put the Ullom History into final form yet as I need more data. Would like to know about the first Ullom to come from Europe..." 

In Pittsburgh in January 1962, descendant Donn Piatt Ullom obtained family history lists from George Nicholis Ullom of Hollidaysburg, PA. He typed these notes and later gave a mimeographed copy to his colleague at work and distant cousin, Odger "Wayne" Miner, the father of the founder of this website.

The old log courthouse has been rated Greene County's number one tourist attraction, and serves as the home of the Cornerstone Genealogical Society. Images of the building abound in local promotions, including in marketing materials, afghan souvenirs and on the cover of the genealogical society's Cornerstone Clues newsletter.


Morrisville Methodist Church and Cemetery, 1988


~ Son Isaac Ullom ~

Son Isaac Ullom (1802-? ) was born on Aug. 27, 1802 in Greene County. 

Circa 1821, at the age of 19, Isaac married Margaret Bayard ( ? - ? ).

The couple produced nine children -- Ezra Ullom, Samuel Bayard Ullom, Elizabeth Ullom, Perry Ullom, Bowen Ullom, Witten Ullom, George Ullom, Samuel Ullom and Clarinda Ullom. Daughter Elizabeth, died young in Greene County, and only four of the children survived into adulthood.

After settling his late father's estate in 1831, he and the family traveled to Wheeling, WV to secure boat transport for travel down the Ohio River. Their first stop was near Marietta, in Monroe County, OH, and then pushed onward in about 1839 to the village of McArthur, Vinton County. From there they relocated to Athens County, OH.

Isaac apparently worked as a drover -- a driver of animals, often to a destination where they would be sold and butchered. One a drover trip to Iowa in 1845, Isaac is reputed to have contracted a deadly case of malaria, and succumbed, with burial in Burlington, IA. His family could not pay to have his remains shipped back to Pennsylvania.

Now widowed, Margaret remained Greene County where she married a second time, to John Morrison ( ? - ? ).

Son Samuel Bayard Ullom (1825?-1888) was born on Sept. 14, 1825 (or 1826) in Greene County. Having migrated with his parents and siblings from Greene County, PA to McArthur, Athens County, OH, he set up shop as a carpenter. He is said to have been a master carpenter, building many houses in Athens County, working alongside his brother Andrew. He wed Mary Jane Thorpe in 1847, when he was 22 years of age. They produced 11 offspring -- Elizabeth Ullom, Cynthia Winters, Sanford Ullom, Sarah Margaret Holland, Eliza "Lida" King, Perry Ullom, Amanda Russell McNutt, Lena Thomason, Andrew Ullom, Samuel Ullom, Helen Ullom and Frank Ullom. Samuel died in McArthur on July 8, 1888.

  • Granddaughter Cynthia Ullom married Sanford Winters. They bore a son, Clark Winters. Tragically, Cynthia died in childbirth with her son.
  • Grandson Sanford Ullom wedded Alice Winters.
  • Granddaughter Sarah Margaret Ullom was joined in matrimony with Charles Watson Holland. They made a home in Vinton County, OH.
  • Granddaughter Eliza "Lida" Ullom was united in wedlock with William King. They relocated to Wellston, Jackson County, OH.
  • Grandson Perry Ullom led a troubled life and often ran afoul of the law. Suffering from pneumonia, he died in his 20s.
  • Granddaughter Amanda Ullom was twice married. Her first husband was Lance Russell. Her second spouse was James McNutt. She is believed to have lived in Vinton County.
  • Granddaughter Lena Ullom was wed to Edward Thomason. They dwelled in Vinton County.
  • Grandson Andrew Ullom had his life cut short by an ice skating accident at the age of 13.
  • Grandson Samuel Ullom never married.
  • Granddaughter Helen Ullom did not marry.

This family later was profiled by Mark Ogan in the 1992 book, Genealogy of Jacob Colvin of Elk Township, Vinton County, Ohio and Allied Families, published by Wanda Williams Colvin.


~ Son Jacob Ullom ~

Son Jacob Ullom (1803- ? ) was born on Dec. 14, 1803 (or 1806).

He married Margaret (?) (1800- ? ), who was three years his senior. 

The couple migrated to Vinton County, OH in the late 1820s, shortly after their marriage. There, they established a farm, and had seven known children -- Jesse Ullom, Ezra Ullom, William Ullom, Nancy Ullom, Margaret Ullom, Elijah Ullom and Lucinda Ullom. 

When the federal census of Vinton County was enumerated in 1850, the family resided in Elk Township, Vinton County, with Jacob and his eldest three sons all working as farmers.


~ Son Elijah Ullom ~

Son Ulijah Ullom (1805- ? ) was born on March 27, 1805.

He reputedly passed away in 1888.

~ Son Daniel "Thompson" Ullom ~

Son Daniel "Thompson" Ullom (1803-1881) was born in December 1803 in the east end of Franklin Township, Greene County.

He wed Anna Johnson (July 4, 1812-1894), who was nine years younger. They resided in Center Township, Greene County.

Of their dozen children, nine grew to adulthood. The children included Jesse Ullom, George W. Ullom, Sarah "Sally" Morris, Elizabeth Clutter, Katherine "Kate" Ullom, Margaret Loar (or "Lower") Wiley, Dr. John Thompson Ullom, Maria J. "Mary Jane" (or "Jennie") Weaver, Anna Orndorff and Martha Orndorff, born over a 22-year span from 1836 to 1858. 

They endured the tragic death of their daughter Kate at age 17, of a cause not yet known. 

In mid-January 1870, Thompson survived an accident while working. Said the Washington Reporter, he "was dangerously injured, by a timber falling on and crushing him, on Saturday last, while he was assisting in raising a stable."

The Waynesburg Republican once said that Thompson had, for many years, "resided in the township and on the farm on which he breathed his last, and has been an active and industrious man in his life, accumulating a fair competance of this world's goods; and has been a consistent and influential member of the Methodist Protestant Church for over forty years past, and will be much missed in the church work and worship of Rogersville congregation, he was a good citizen and an honest upright man." 

A newspaper once observed that Anna "was well known to a wide circle of friends by whom she was loved. She [was] a member of the Methodist Protestant church, of Rogersville, since her girlhood, and always had its welfare at heart; living the life of a true christian."

Afflicted with a kidney infection, Thompson passed away on Oct. 14, 1881 at the age of 78. He was buried in Waynesburg's Rosemont Cemetery, following a funeral held at his home.

Seven years after Thompson's death, he and Anna were mentioned several times in the 1888 book History of Greene County, Pennsylvania, Illustrated, authored by Samuel P. Bates and published in Chicago by Nelson, Rishforth & Co. In that volume, sons Jesse and John, and sons in law J.M. Clutter and William Lippencott, were profiled with biographical chapters.


A man and his dog resting on a crude footbridge above Tenmile Creek


Anna died on Oct. 29, 1894, at the age of 82, having outlived her husband by 13 years. An obituary in a local newspaper noted that "though having been in rather feeble health for two years, she had been able to go about, having visited her sons here in Waynesburg a few weeks since. Her last illness began about two weeks ago." Burial was in Rogersville Cemetery. An obituary said that "Mrs. R. Ganier, of this place, was a cousin."

They and their children are named in the 1950 book The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families: A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, authored by Howard L. Leckey.

Son George W. Ullom (1832- ? ) was born in 1832. Circa 1850, when he was age 18, he labored as a millwright in Greene County. Later, he was a lawyer in Waynesburg. Circa 1881, he served as prothonotary of Greene County. He was deceased by 1914.


Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, 1895

Daughter Elizabeth Ullom (1834-1895) was born on Nov. 14, 1834 in Greene County. On New Year's Day 1856, when she was age 21, Elizabeth married John M. Clutter (1832- ? ), born on Leap Day and the son of Cephas and Laura (Day) Clutter. They resided in Harvey's, Greene County, and were farmers. J.M. was profiled in the 1888 History of Greene County which said he was "reared on a farm, and has been a successful farmer through life. He owns 146 acres of good land, where he and family reside. He is considered one of the most substantial farmers and among the leading citizens of Center Township." Friend W.R. Moore, writing in the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, noted that "most of [Elizabeth's] life was passed in the farmhouse near Hopewell church, Greene Co., Pa., where she died. Thirty-seven years ago [in 1856] she gave her heart to God, and connected herself with the Methodist Protestant church at Rogersville, afterwards removing her membership to Hopewell Methodist Episcopal church, with which she was connected when she died. She was a constant and faithful attendant upon the means of grace, an acceptable member of the church, and an obliging neighbor. For many years she has been a sufferer from a chronic disease which frequently brought her under a cloud, but at the last she ripened fast for glory, and died in much peace." She passed away on Feb. 25, 1895, at the age of 61. 


History of Greene County, 1888

Son Jesse Ullom (1836-1902) was born on June 20, 1836 in Greene County. He once was described as "among the substantial business men of Rogersville" who was "engaged in farming and merchandising all his life." At the age of 25, on March 29, 1861, Jesse married 18-year-old Phoebe Morris (1843-1912), daughter of Ephraim and Martha (Roseberry) Morris. The couple went on to have seven children -- Jesse Finner Ullom, Thomas Morris Ullom, Mattie A. Ullom, John T. Ullom, Fannie L. Hoge and two who died as infants. They also adopted a son, Robert Stahl. Phoebe was a direct descendant of Major Thomas Hughes who served in the American Revolutionary War. In 1888, when profiled in a history of Greene County, Jesse owned 47 acres of land, "nice property in Rogersville, also a general country store. In 1881 he was elected to the office of justice of the peace in Center Township, and has been serving in that capacity ever since. he and wife are active members of the Methodist Protestant Church." In a profile of his son Jesse F. Ullom, in the Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania by Lewis Clark Walkinshaw, Jesse was said to have been "a farmer and merchant at Rogersville and, for many years, was a member of the Democratic party, and squire of Center township." Jesse died on March 2, 1902, at the age of 66. Phoebe survived her husband by a dozen years. She passed into eternity on Nov. 17, 1912.

  • Grandson Jesse Finner Ullom (1879-1962) was born on Nov. 2, 1879 in Rogersville. He wed Stella Sophia Hooper ( ? - ? ), daughter of Samuel P. and Mary E. (Hoskinson) Hooper. They had two children -- Mary Lee Ullom and Rita Ann Ullom. Jesse served in the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment during the Spanish-American War, with deployment to the Philippine Islands. He "saw almost two years of active service, not only at the capture of Manila but also during the Philippine Insurrection, fighting in the battles of Malatta and Malas," said the Annals. He studied pharmacy at the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, and began his professional career in Pittsburgh in 1903. Then, in 1906, he and Earl Baily formed a partnership which lasted for three decades, the Ullom and Baily Drug Company which operated a store in Waynesburg, Greene County. After nearly five decades, the firm took on partners Dale Ealy and Richard C. Beazell, who took over the operation in 1954. Jesse was a director of the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce and a member of the National Druggists' Association and the Western Pennsylvania Druggists' Association. Active in the social community, he belonged to the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg, and was a member of the Greene County Country Club and the local Masons lodge. In the 1930s, the Annals called him "one of the leading citizens of Waynesburg." His home was at 136 North Richhill Street in Waynesburg. On Sept. 21, 1945, at the age of 65, Jesse submitted an application for membership in the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for the service of his mother's ancestor, Major Thomas Hughes. Jesse passed away on June 12, 1962, at the age of 82. The local Waynesburg newspaper trumpeted his death in prominent headlines. Seventeen years after his death, Jesse and Stella were named in the 1979 book The Meighen Sept in America and in Ireland, by Bernard Patrick Meighen, produced by McClain Printing Co. One of the daughters married John W. Hoy Jr. of Mount Lebanon, near Pittsburgh, and the other wed Hal F. Doig Jr. of Swarthmore, PA.


Jesse F. Ullom's obituary, Waynesburg, 1962, and ad for the store, 1965


  • Grandson Thomas Morris Ullom (1864-1949) was born on Dec. 12, 1864 in Rogersville. He was married and had two children -- Lee Ellen Ullom and Victor Ullom. Said a newspaper, "For several years he owned and operated a general store at Rogersville, and later was employed for many years in the Harvey Call store in Waynesburg. He spent almost all his life in Rogersville and Waynesburg, and was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Church." In early August, 1949, he received word of the death of his sister Martha Hoge in Tampa. Sadly, only three days later, Thomas died at the home of a cousin, Fannie Morris in Holbrook, Greene County," where he had spent the summer," said a newspaper. His death occurred on Aug. 6, 1949.
  • Granddaughter Fannie Ullom ( ? -1949) married (?) Hoge. She died in Tampa on Aug. 3, 1949.
  • Adopted grandson Robert Stahl resided in Brackenridge, PA in 1949.


History of Greene County, 1888

Daughter Maria "Mary Jane" Ullom (1838- ? ) was born in about 1838 in Greene County. On April 22, 1858, she was united in marriage with David Weaver (1833- ? ). Her husband was the eldest of nine children of Jacob and Julia Ann (Jackman) Weaver. They had eight children -- Amanda Weaver, George M. Weaver, Elizabeth Weaver, Thompson Weaver, Charles Weaver, Henry Weaver, James Weaver and Flora Weaver. During the Civil War, David served with the 5th Pennsylvania Artillery, and saw a number of key battles. He was profiled in the 1888 History of Greene County, and was described thus: "From his early youth Mr. Weaver has been engaged in farming. He is a plasterer and house painter and takes contracts for mason work on large buildings. He has been successful in all his business affairs, and is the owner of 100 acres of land in Jackson township where he and his family reside." David was a Republic in his politics and belonged to the local posts of the Grand Army of the Republic and International Order of Odd Fellows. Jennie died prior to 1914.

Daughter Sarah "Sally" Ullom (1840-1910) was born on Feb. 22, 1840. When she was 20 years of age, on Nov. 24, 1860, she wed 26-year-old Matthias Lot Morris Sr. (1834-1913), son of Ephraim and Martha (Roseberry) Morris of Greene County. They had eight children -- Emma Miller, Thomas Morris, Jesse L. Morris, Anna "Annie" Thompson, Edward Morris, Burrel J. Morris, Mattie Smith and Matthias Lot Morris Jr. The Morrises belonged to the Disciples of Christ church. This family was profiled in the 1914 book Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, authored by John Woolf Jordan. The chapter said that Matthias "had the usual education of a farmer's son of that time, and when he attained manhood commenced farming independently." He purchased a 137-acre farm, and then a second farm to which he relocated and spent most of the rest of his life. Said the book, "He was very successful in his farming operations, and became the owner of about seven hundred acres of land in that section." Sarah passed away on Nov. 12, 1910 at the age of 70. Matthias survived her by three years, and died on June 24, 1913.


Thomas and Hattie Morris

  • Granddaughter Emma Morris married Ross Miller. In 1914 they made their residence in Long Beach, CA.
  • Grandson Thomas Morris (1863- ? ) was born in 1863 in Greene County. He wed Hattie A. Flenniken (1862- ? ) on Aug. 19, 1886, when he was 23 years of age and she 24. They had two children -- Hazel Morris, who died at age seven; and Mabel Evangeline Morris. Thomas and Hettie were pictured and profiled in the 1914 book Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County. The biography reported that having grown up on his parents' farm in Center Township, Greene County, he farmed on his own account for eight years, and then moved to Rogersville where he was employed as a teamster for 16 years. On Nov. 1, 1910, they relocated to Beaver County, PA and purchased a 136-acre farm in South Beaver and Chippewa Townships. He also bought a 139-acre "Bradshaw" or "Mitchell" farm in South Beaver. The History said he "devotes this land to general produce and fruit raising, and has been very successful in his methods. He is a Republican, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles."
  • Grandson Jesse L. Morris resided in Center Township, Greene County, and was a farmer.
  • Granddaughter Anna "Annie" Morris (1870- ? ) was born on March 9, 1870. She wed Harvey Call (or "Harry") Thompson (1867-1936) on Sept. 2, 1891, when she was age 21 and he 24. He was the son of Samuel and Ellen (Call) Thompson of Center Township, Greene County. The Thompsons were farmers and made their home in Center Township and had one known son, Jesse Harold Thompson. They may also have had a daughter Margaret G. Thompson. Sadly, Harry was stricken with a heart attack and died on Sept. 5, 1936, at the age of 69.  Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. In July 1945, son Jesse applied for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution for recognition of the service of his direct ancestor, Captain Thomas Hughes.
  • Grandson Edward Morris resided in Greene County. Tragically, he was killed by a rolling log in 1896.
  • Grandson Burrel J. Morris worked in the oilfields of Greene County. He lost his life when struck by a derrick while lifting a stone.
  • Granddaughter Mattie Morris wed John Smith and lived on her parents' farm in 1914.
  • Grandson Matthias Lott Morris resided on his parents' farm with his married sister and brother in law the Smiths.

Daughter Margaret Ullom (1845-1917) was born on April 24, 1845. She was married twice. Her first husband was James Loar ( ? - ? ), also spelled "Lower." He died young, of details not yet known. At the age of 24, on Feb. 6, 1870, she married again, to 27-year-old Barnet "Barney" Wiley (1843-1922), son of James and Mary (O'Neil) Wiley of Richhill Township, Greene County. They had eight children, of whom seven are known -- Mary Richie, Mrs. John Dinsmore, Mrs. J.B. Supler, Mrs. Walter Cowen, Lillian Buzzard, Asa G. Wiley Sr. and Margaret Board. The federal census enumeration of Greene County in 1870 shows the couple residing in Jackson Township, next door to his parents. They lived for a short time in Waynesburg and for many years in Cameron, where they were farmers and members of the Presbyterian Church. Margaret died on Aug. 20, 1917. In an obituary, the Waynesburg Republican noted that she "was highly esteemed." Suffering from uremia, Barney outlived his wife by four and a half years. He may have married again. He passed away on March 14, 1922, at the age of 79. He was interred in Cameron's Highland Cemetery, and Mrs. John Dinsmore, his daughter of Cameron, was the informant on his death certificate. Obituaries were published in the Republican and Waynesburg Democrat-Messenger.

  • Granddaughter Mary Wiley married (?) Richie. Her home in 1917-1922 was in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV. 
  • Granddaughter Elizabeth Wiley wed John Elmer Dinsmore (1877-1944), son of Thomas and Jane (Alley) Dinsmore. They resided in Cameron, where John was a longtime druggist. John passed away on June 6, 1944 -- otherwise known as "D-Day" during World War II -- of chronic heart disease. He was buried in Highland Cemetery in Cameron.
  • Granddaughter Anna Wiley ( ? -1952) married J.B. Supler. In the early 1920s, they dwelled in Ryerson Station. Anna died in March 1952.
  • Granddaughter Ocile Wiley married Walter Cowen. They lived in Washington.
  • Granddaughter Lillian Wiley wed (?) Buzzard. In 1917, her residence was in Clarksburg, Harrison County, WV, and by 1922, she had relocated to Huntington, WV.
  • Grandson Asa G. Wiley Sr. (1879- ? ) was born on Oct. 5, 1879. On Dec. 28, 1904, when he was age 25, he married Pearl Bowers (1861- ? ). Circa 1911, they resided in Richhill Township, Greene County, and later in Rock Lick near Cameron, Marshall County, WV. They had one known son, Asa G. Wiley Jr. On Aug. 6, 1946, perhaps following the lead of his father's first cousin Jesse Finner Ullom, Asa Jr. applied for membership in the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution claiming the service of his ancestor, Major Thomas Hughes.
  • Granddaughter Margaret Wiley married (?) Board. She lived in Huntington, WV in 1917 and later relocated to Johnstown, Cambria County, WV.

Daughter Catherine "Kate" Ullom (1842-1859?) was born in about 1842. Tragically, she died at age 17, in about 1859. More will be added here when learned.


J.T.'s home and medical office in Rogersville.
1876 Atlas of Greene County

Son Dr. John Thompson "J.T." Ullom (1847- ? ) was born on April 11, 1847 in Center Township, Greene County. Raised on the family farm, he attended Waynesburg College, and then studied medicine with Dr. S.L. Blachly at nearby Sparta, Washington County. He then studied at Charity Hospital Medical College in Cleveland in 1868 and at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (1870). Moving back home, he established a medical practice in Rogersville, Greene County, and was in this for 17 years. Then in 1887, he relocated to Waynesburg and formed a partnership with Dr. J.T. Iams. John married Mary Ann "Anna" Sellers ( ? - ? ), daughter of George Sellers and a native of Greene County. They had two children -- Blanche Hezlette and Frank S. Ullom. The family belonged to the Methodist Protestant Church, and Jesse was a member of the Masons lodge. He also served as president of the Greene County Medical Society and in 1887 was elected first vice president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Among his patients was Maria (Rinehart) Hartzell, a Civil War widow who was attempting to use J.T.'s diagnosis of her late husband's lung problems to secure a military pension. When the government sent in an investigator, J.T. was interviewed, and told the official that the soldier had died of tuberculosis contracted in the army. "I asked him if he had been in the army with the soldier which I meant for a mild suggestion that I was looking for reliable testimony," wrote G.E. Werber, "which he saw and shut up like an oyster." Along with his brother Jesse, cousin David Ullom and uncle William Lippencott, he was profiled in the 1888 book History of Greene County. Their descendants are listed in the 1990 publication Van Buskirk: A Legacy from New Amsterdam, written by Irene English Shoemaker. In 1875, a sketch of John's office and home were published in the Atlas of Greene County. This illustration later was reprinted on the cover of the August 1997 edition of Cornerstone Clues, the newsletter of Waynesburg's Cornerstone Genealogical Society.

  • Grandson Dr. Frank S. Ullom was born in Waynesburg. He married Lucy Ross and had three children -- Betty Ullom, John Ullom and Frank Ullom. He attended Waynsburg College and in 1903 graduated from Jefferson College. He was a longtime physician and surgeon in Waynesburg, and served as a trustee of the Presbyterian church and Waynesburg College. He also served in France with the U.S. Army during World War I, and belonged to the Elks Club and Masons. On Oct. 29, (?), despondent over lingering ill health, he ended his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 51.
  • Granddaughter Blanche Ullom married (?) Hezlette. They made their home in Vanderbilt, Fayette County, PA.

Daughter Maria J. "Mary Jane" (or "Jennie") Ullom ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). She married David Weaver ( ? - ? ). Their home in 1895 was White Cottage.


Typical farm in hilly White Cottage, PA. 1876 Atlas of Greene County


Daughter Anna Ullom ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). She wedded Lindsay Orndorff (or "Orndoff"). In 1895, they lived in Hopewell. Circa 1914, their home was in Roxbury, Ohio.

Daughter Martha Ullom ( ? - ? ) wed William Orndorff ( ? - ? ). They lived in Hopewell, Greene County. Martha died before 1914.


~ Daughter Rachel (Ullom) Lippencott ~

Daughter Rachel Ullom (1811-1848) was born on Sept. 16, 1811 in Greene County. 

At the age of about 21, in 1832, she married 20-year-old William Lippencott Sr. (Oct. 14, 1812- ? ), a native of Franklin Township, Greene County. He was the son of school teacher and farmer Uriah and Nancy Lippencott who had migrated there from New Jersey. 


1888 Greene County history

They had five children -- Uriah Lippencott, Margaret Lippencott, Melissa Lippencott, Martha Lippencott and Maria Lippencott.

Tragedy struck the young family in 1848, when Rachel died an untimely death at a young age. 

The following year, William married again to Rebecca Smith ( ? - ? ), daughter of Sylvanus and Rachel (Pew) Smith. They produced six more children of their own -- Smith Lippencott, A.J. Lippencott, Elisha Lippencott, Rachel A. Lippencott, B.F. Lippencott and Sylvanus I. Lippencott. 

William was profiled in the 1888 book History of Greene County, Pennsylvania, Illustrated, authored by Samuel P. Bates and published in Chicago by Nelson, Rishforth & Co. At the time, he was a farmer living in Waynesburg. The chapter said he had "filled the offices of assessor, director of the poor and school director. Mrs. Lippencott is a consistent member of the Methodist Protestant Church."


~ Son Daniel Ullom ~

Son Daniel Ullom (1816-1897) was born on May 4, 1816. 

Daniel was wedded to Joann Reynolds (1821- ? ), daughter of Robert Reynolds and a native of Waynesburg, Greene County, PA.

The couple produced one known daughter, Adaline Chambers.

He died in Hereford, WV on Dec. 10, 1897.

Daughter Adaline Ullom (1846-1886) was born on Oct. 20, 1846 in Waynesburg. On Aug. 27, 1870, she married John Chambers ( ? - ? ). Sadly, Adaline died on Oct. 26, 1886 at the age of about 40.

Daniel's family information has been tracked over the years by researcher Carl Hoge.


~ Daughter Mary Ann (Ullom) Edgar ~

Daughter Mary Ann Ullom (1818- ? ) was born on the Fourth of July 1818 in Greene County. 

She was joined in marriage with Daniel Edgar ( ? - ? ).

~ Son Jesse Bowen Ullom ~

Son Jesse Bowen Ullom (1822-1892) was born on July 16, 1822 in Greene County, the youngest of 13 children. 

He married Sarah "Sally" Piatt (1828- ? ). Their dozen children were James Madison Ullom, William Ullom, Rufus K. Ullom, Franklin Pierce Ullom, Sylvester Ullom, Elijah Ullom, John "Thompson" Ullom, Clifton B. Ullom, George Nicholis Ullom, Julie Rush, Elizabeth Zoller and Margaret Hunnell. 

The Ulloms migrated during the late 1850s to Ohio, making a living as farm laborers in Jackson, Monroe County. But they eventually returned to Greene County, and resided on the south side of Waynesburg. Jesse was considered "a highly respected citizen," said the Waynesburg Republican.

Heartache visited this family when son Sylvester was scalded to death at the age of two, and son Elijah succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 24, on Sept. 18, 1888. Elijah's death, reported the Republican, "was caused, we believe, by exposure while engaged in making repairs on the W. & W. railroad after the flood. The friends have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement."

Jesse passed away on March 30, 1892, at home, at the age of 70. The Republican reported that "He leaves a family of grown up children." Another newspaper said he was "one of the older citizens of this place, and was a quiet and much respected gentleman. He leaves behind quite a number of relatives and many friends."

Burial was in Green Mount Cemetery.

Son James Madison Ullom (1845- ? ) was born on June 20, 1845. He married Sarah Reese (1847- ? ). They had eight children -- Rachel Witten Linning, Jesse Bowen Ullom, Cravan Ullom, William Ullom, John Harvey Ullom, George Nicholis Ullom, Lucy Bell Small and Mary Ely Owens. Sadly, their son Cravan died of scarlet fever in infancy. 

Son William Ullom (1848- ? ) was born in 1845. He wed Sally Bland ( ? - ? ). 

Son Craven Ullom (1851- ? ) was born in 1851. 

Son Rufus K. Ullom (1853- ? ) was born on April 9, 1853 and may have been a twin with his brother Franklin. He married Rachael Ann Belfry ( ? - ? ). They resided in Waynesburg, where, following the family tradition, Rufus labored as a carpenter. As he aged, Rufus suffered from heart problems caused by "fatty degeneration" which resulted in "extremely low blood pressure," noted a physician. He died of these ailments at the age of 71 on June 4, 1924. Burial was in Oakmont Cemetery.


Waynesburg newspaper

Son Franklin Pierce Ullom (1853-1918) was born in 1853. He married Margaret Ellen Anderson (1852-1916). He is believed to have been a "well known carpenter and contractor," said a newspaper, who "was well known as a carpenter and stairbuilder and was a most excellent mechanic." In about 1900, they moved from Waynesburg to a new home in the Carrick section of Pittsburgh, at 1527 Abstract Avenue. There, they were members of the Knoxville Christian Church. The Ulloms had three children -- William A. Ullom, Jessie Fonner and Nancy "Nannie" Ullom. Margaret died at home on Feb. 26, 1916, at the age of 64. Interment was in the Knoxville Cemetery. Franklin suffered from heart disease, and on one fateful day in 1918 was found dead by his son in the yard of his home.

  • Grandson William A. Ullom lived in Pittsburgh.
  • Granddaughter Jessie Ullom wed (?) Fonner. Their home in 1916 was Pittsburgh.
  • Granddaughter Nancy "Nannie" Ullom resided in Pittsburgh.

Son John "Thompson" Ullom (1870-1935) was born on Aug. 9, 1870 in Waynesburg. He spent his entire life in Greene County's seat and was a longtime carpenter, as were his siblings. He wed Rhoda Moore (or "More") (1871-1956), daughter of Henry and Cadaline (Woodruff) Moore. They had six children -- Zella Buchanan, Blanche Johnson, Anna Mason, Bessie Ullom, Stella Norris and James Ullom. Their home was on Walnut Street, and they were members of the First Christian Church of Waynesburg. In the spring of 1935, he was afflicted with a deadly case of influenza, and he died of its effects after a battle of five weeks. The funeral was held in the First Christian Church, followed by interment in Greene County Memorial Park.

  • Granddaughter Zella Ullom married (?) Buchanan and lived in Bridgeport, OH.
  • Granddaughter Blanche Ullom married (?) Johnson and resided in Fredericktown, Washington County.
  • Granddaughter Stella E. Ullom wed (?) Norris and made their home in Waynesburg.
  • Grandson James F. Ullom lived in Waynesburg circa 1956.

Daughter Julia Ann Ullom (1866- ? ) was born in 1866 in Monroe County, OH. She wed Jacob Rush ( ? - ? ). 

Daughter Elizabeth Ullom ( ? - ? ) married Jesse Zoller ( ? - ? ) (or "Zollars"). Their home in 1935 was in Ohio.

Daughter Margaret Ullom (1858- ? ) was born in 1858 in Monroe County, OH. She wed Joseph Hunnell ( ? - ? ) and resided in Franklin Township, Greene County in 1935.

Son Clifton B. Ullom (1875-1957) was born on Dec. 7, 1875 in Waynesburg. He married his first wife, Rozenia " Zenia" Moore ( ? - ? ), and they had four sons -- Henry M. Ullom, Rev. Thomas M. Ullom, Robert C. Ullom and Emerson L. Ullom. They were members of the First Christian Church of Waynesburg. After Zenia's death, he moved to Dunns Station and married again, to Jessie B.L. (Smith) Phillips (1884-1974), daughter of Imri T. and Cinderella (Kenner) Smith. She was a widow who had seven step-children from the first marriage -- Cora McDonald, Clarence Phillips, Jesse Phillips, Floyd Phillips Joseph Phillips, Catherine Mankey and Mary Wood. Clifton was "widely known and recognized as a skilled carpenter," reported a Waynesburg newspaper. "Many members of the Ullom family were carpenters by trade and noted for their craftsmanship." He suffered a heart attack in August 1955 and tried for about a year and a half to recover. Sadly, his body gave out at the age of 81 on Feb. 12, 1957. At this passing, said a newspaper, he was survived by 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Burial was in Greene County Memorial Park.

  • Grandson Henry Moore Ullom (1896-1977) was born on Nov. 30, 1896 in Waynesburg. Following the family tradition, he was a longtime carpenter. During World War I, he served in the U.S. armed forces. He married Jessie May Buchanan (1901-1967), daughter of Charles and Catherine Buchanan of Greene County. and had 11 children -- Zelma Costain, Loretta Auten, Aileen Wycherley, Patricia DeVault, Henrietta Nolte, Donald H. Ullom, Raymond N. Ullom, Albert J. Ullom, Gilbert C. Ullom, Lawrence C. Ullom and Thomas R.L. Ullom. The family were members of the Elm Grove Christian Church of Wheeling. Henry died at home in Wheeling at the age of 80 on May 23, 1977. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, following a funeral officiated by Rev. Louis Fleming. He was survived by 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
  • Washington Observer-Reporter

    Grandson Rev. Thomas N. Ullom resided in Triadelphia, WV.
  • Grandson Emerson L. Ullom made his home in Garards Fort, PA.
  • Grandson Robert C. Ullom (1911-2003) was born on Dec. 28, 1911 in Greene County. He was united in marriage with Florence McClelland ( ? -1997). The couple did not reproduce. Robert served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Later, the pair lived in Valley Grove, where he spent his working career as a carpenter. Sadly, Florence died in 1997. Robert lived for another six years, of which the final four were spent in the Park Medical Center in St. Clairsville, OH. He passed away there at the age of 91 on Jan. 21, 2003. His obituary was printed in the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter, which said that he "was the last of his immediate family."

Son George Nicholis Ullom ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). He married Mary Reed ( ? -1959). They lived in Canonsburg and had four children -- Lillian Bell Small, George Mark Ullom, Reed Ullom and Ernest Crowthers. Tragedy rocked this family in 1928 when son Reed died unmarried of kidney problems, known at the time as "Bright's Disease." Mary passed away on Feb. 26, 1959. Circa 1962, George was the only survivor of his family of brothers and sisters and made his home in Hollidaysburg, PA. That year, he loaned his Ullom genealogy lists to Donn Piatt Ullom, who typed them for posterity and shared them with others.


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Carl Hoge has contributed material for this biography based on information he received from Clarice (Dille) Jones.