FLEECE Family Descendants of
FLEECE (b. 3-17-1784, Morgan Co., VA; d. 1-15-1874, Morgan Co., VA; buried Duckwall
The Dyches were early founders of the Berkeley Springs, VA (WV) area;Rev. War service. Berkeley
Springs was originally called Bath. It was incorporated in 1776 by Revolutionary Virginia House of
Burgesses and lots were laid out in 1777. Two of the original purchasers included George
Washington and Nicholas Fleece.
1830, Census, Morgan Co., VA, p. 116, shows John Fleece
1850 Census, Morgan Co., WV, Mary Flinn Fleece, age 60, living with son
Joseph D. Fleece (age 22) born in Morgan Co. 2.1 John Wesley FLEECE FLINN (b. 5-21-1823, Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co., (W)VA) m. (1) 1849, Scioto
Co., OH, Elizabeth Henderson (d. 1853, Pickway Co., OH); m. (2) 7-16-1854, Catherine Fuls.
John Wesley Flinn took his mother's maiden name as his last name. He went to Ohio in
1847 and settled in Scioto Co., OH. After his marriage to Catherine Fuls, they moved to
Lynn Twp. in 1859 and purchased 100 acres.
2.2 JOSEPH DEMMIT FLEECE (b. 3-30-1827, Morgan Co., (W)VA; d.3-1-1898) m. 11-25-1851, Bath
District, Morgan Co., WV, RACHEL DYCHE (b. 1833, Berkeley Springs, Bath District, Morgan
Co., (W)VA; d. 11-8-1899, McDonald, Hardin Co., OH), daughter of WILLIAM PETER DYCHE and
MARGARET CATHERINE CRAIG.
(See FLEECE NOTES)
3.1 Emily Frances FLEECE (b. 1-29-1853, (W)VA) m. 11-11-1869, George Washington Fitzpatrick
3.2 Catherine FLEECE (b. ca 1854, (W)VA; d. bef 1860, (W)VA) 3.3 William A. FLEECE (b. ca 1856, (W)VA)
PETER FLEECE (b. 9-8-1857, Morgan Co., (W)VA; d. 1941) m. 4-10-1879, Logan Co.,
1880 Census - Hardin Co., OH, #192A, Dwelling
When Sarah Trimble
was a little girl her job used to be to go to the creek or well and get
4.1 Mary Elberta FLEECE (b. 6-10-1880; d.
12-17-1917) m. 8-16-1905, Otto William Musser
4.2 Demmit FLEECE (b. 1882)
4.3 Lulu FLEECE (b. 5-18-1884; d.
5-1979) m. George Wesley Butcher (b. 2-14-1874; d.
4.4 Carrie FLEECE (b. 5-18-1886;
d. 7-1947; buried Springbrook Cemetery, Seneca Falls,
INEZ FLEECE (b. 7-22-1888; d. 3-16-1983, Kenton, Hardin Co., OH) m. ca 1906,
4.6 Charles Edward FLEECE (b.
9-14-1890; d. 10-19-1940; buried Grove Cemetery, Kenton,
4.7 Otis FLEECE (b. 2-21-1892; d.
11-29-1974) m. Hazel McGinnis (b. 4-11-1892; buried
4.8 Adella E. FLEECE (b. 4-30-1896; d.
10-21-1969) m. 3-17-1915, Ralph A. Hesser (b. 8-15-1892;
4.9 Anna Bell FLEECE (b. 3-26-1899; d. 12-8-1922; buried Fairview-McDonald Cemetery)
4.10 Ira FLEECE (b. 12-19-1900; d. 2-28-1981;
buried Roundhead Cemetery) m. 3-8-1923,
3.5 J. Albert FLEECE (b. 10-1859,
(W)VA; d. 4-24-1939; buried Roundhead Cemetery, Belle Center,