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                               Don Norman




    Abram Shriver was born about 1780. He married Mary Keckley.


Known children of Abram and Mary (Keckley) Shriver.


  2.  (1). Isaac                   b.May 27 1807   d.Mar 30 1880

         m.Minerva Sue Sine Jul 13 1839




    Isaac Shriver, a son of Abram and Mary (Keckley) Shriver, was born

in Monongalia County May 27, 1807 and died there March 30, 1880. He

married Minerva Sue Sine in Monongalia County July 13, 1839. Minerva, a

daughter of Moses Leander and Sarah (Flowers) Sine, was born February

02, 1820 in Monongalia County VA and died there October 01, 1889


Children of Isaac and Minerva Sue (Sine) Shriver.


  3.  (1). William Henry           b.May 08 1840   d.Apr 27 1920

         m.Melissa Hoffman


  4.  (2). Jasper Newton           b.Oct 04 1841


  5.  (3). Elizabeth A.            b.Jul 08 1844

         m.Titus Remely


  6.  (4). George W.               b.Sep 24 1848

         m. Margaret Chalfant

         m. Elizabeth Haines


  7.  (5). Moses L.                b.Jul 11 1851

         m. Orpha Morris


  8.  (6). Mary J.                 b.Aug 28 1853   d.       1908

         m.Jefferson John


  9.  (7). Simon P.                b.Mar 24 1856   d.Nov 24 1877


 10.  (8). John L.                 b.Aug 26 1858

         m. Ida Shively


 11.  (9). Alfred                  b.Dec 02 1860

         m. Amanda Ammons


 12. (10). Lee

         m.Margaret Clovis


 13. (11). Aveline





    William Henry Shriver, a son of Isaac and Minerva Sue (Sine)

Shriver, was born in Monongalia Copunty VA May 18, 1840 and died April

27, 1920. He married Melissa Hoffman.

    William served the Union in the 3rd WV Calvary in the Civil War. He

was captured and spent six months as prisoner of war in Libby Prison.

William was apparently hospitalized in a U.S. Naval Hospital in

Annapolis, MD after his release from prison.

    A letter in the Colson Library, University of WV, Morgantown, WV, in

the "Sine letter file" detail a trip from Monongalia County WV to

Annapolis in January 1866. The letter has been transcribed by Howard

Hickman III, with the origial spelling retained.


Written on "U.S. Sanitary Commission" letterhead

U.S. Naval School Hospital

Second 2. Ward 19. Annapolis Md.

January 29th 1866


Dear Uncle William:  (Written to William N. Sine)

    I am seated this lonely hour of midnight for to write you a few

lines trusting that they may find you all well and enjoying the many

other blessings of life.

    I arrived safe to this place where I have found quite a change in

one short month.  I left home Wednesday Jan 18 after visiting many

places.  We seterz with Uncle John Shriver all night.  We came to Uncle

Alfred's next day through quite a snow storm.  Next day we went to see

Jane Richardson where we found her with afit apparently doing well, in

the evening returning to Uncle John Kasper  left for home next morning.

    At 3 P.M. I took the train and began to be unhurled away from home

the most delightful place to a person that loves home and home security.

It just commenced to get dark at Grafton and commenced to get daylight

when we were at Martinsburg.  We lay over at Harpers Ferry for a few

hours and arrived at the Relahouse at ten P.M. At four we took the train

bound for WA D.C. When we got to the junction there was no

trains leaving on Sunday evening. We tried to get accommodations but

could not.  We started afoot for Annapolis distance 22 miles.  After

walking after night we thought we had better camp for the night and went

to an old fashioned Southern School house, which found  learned.  We

then went to a farm house and asked to sleep in his barn.  He took us

back to the school house where we stay till morning.

    Early in the morning leaving and walking four miles to station we

waited for the train.  Which soon unhurled us to our journey's end,

where we arrived Monday January 23rd and found all right.  I reported

and was ordered to report to Stewart Little John of Sec. tiren 2  Where

I have been doing hospital duty since.  How changed this place appears,

almost threefourths of the soldiers have left, some _____, some

transfered others have been sent home and many have died of hardships

they suffered while prisoners.  Two of the best ladies of the yard have

died one that have been doing duty for 14 years in this yard. Life is

uncertain and death certain.  Oh!  May all be prepared to enjoy

everlasting peace where thou is troubles for to endure. Well there is

quite a fleet laying here to be ready for some purpose. Admiral

Farragut, Grant, Mead, and others were here the other day.  We have

had much ice here, but the tide and high wind have taken the most of it


Some of our boys have been enjoying themselves skating on the big pond

and some splendid skaters that can almost fly on a sea of glass.  What a

beautiful sight this is of a bright morning when the sun is just rising.

I will bring my letter to a close by inviting you to write.  I send my

love to you all.            Yours very respectfully,

                        William H. Shriver

                        Navy School Hospital, Annapolis Md.

I send my respects to S.P.Tenant. Please let him read this letter.