STEWART LITTLE QUEEN (1822 - 1894)

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Birthplace: CHARIOTT'S FORK, HARRISON, West Virginia, United States
Death: Died in PECKS RUN, HARRISON, West Virginia, United States
Occupation: FARMER/STONE MASON
Managed by: ERIC QUEEN
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • ANNA
      wife
    • STEPHEN
      son
    • OPHA
      son
    • STEWART
      son
    • DANIEL
      son
    • OKEY
      son
    • CHRISTINANA
      daughter
    • REV. CHARLES
      son
    • MARGARET
      daughter
    • JACOB
      son
    • MARY
      daughter
    • EDWIN
      son

About STEWART LITTLE QUEEN

He was reared on the 150 acre farm that his father, Charles A. Queen purchased at the head of Pecks Run.

When he was 20 years old his father became discouraged and could not provide for his family, and pay the mortgage that was against the farm, so his father signed the Title Bond over to his son, Stewart L. Queen, and turned the farm over to him with the understanding that he was to care for the family, and make that a home for them. So he cared for them for 7 years. In that time three of his sisters married and his mother died, which left him without a housekeeper. Then he decided to get married.

He was a very hard working man and very industrious, working early and late. He was a fine stone cutter, and chimney builder, and a great farmer and grain raiser, so he soon paid off the mortgage on the farm in 1849. He purchased 85 additional acres to his farm in order to give him a right of way out to the public road, from a Mr. Moody, so in 1853 he purchased the old Jacob Radabaugh farm of 135 acres down on the main highway, these 3 tracts of land all joined and laid in a body which made him a fine rich farm of 365 acres of land where he lived and died. He lived in 3 Counties, while living, Harrison, Lewis, and Upshur, and 2 States, Old Virginia and West Virginia, and died on this same farm. He was a very energetic, thorough going man and of great fore-thought, of farming and road building and engineering.

He graded and built the road from the mouth of Peel Tree Run across a mountain to Johnstown, on Rooting Creek, a distance of about 4 miles and then from below Johnstown up Rooting Creek and across to Jesse's Run, then from Johnstown across quite a mountain on to Lost Creek, then a road from Hodgeville down Pecks Run to Philippi, and Buckhannon Pike, which are all on the same grades, and with but few changes these roads have remained the same grade as he gave them and are good roads today, 1941.

The Upshur Co. Road Commission made him road overseer to work out all the roads in Warren

District Township in Upshur Co., West Virginia, USA.

He bought a large Circle Saw Mill, the first of its kind ever to be installed in West Virginia, from Augusta Co., Virginia, USA, and planted it on his farm in 1856. He built himself a two story house (18) feet wide and 48 feet long with 10 rooms in 1859 on his 365 acre farm on Pecks Run, Upshur Co., W. Va.

He built the Mount Zion U. B. Church on Pecks Run, and built 4 of the First Free School Houses in West Virginia after the Civil War in 1866-7.

He was Captain of Company "A" of the 133rd Regiment of the West Virginia Militia, for years, before the Civil War and still served as Captain of. Company "A" during the Civil War, and his Company was armed and pressed into the service of the Union Army till the close of the War. He was widely known and highly esteemed by all who knew him, and his word was always as good as his bond. He and his good wife were both fine Christians, and were faithful members of the United Brethren Church and were real supporters of their Church, and donated largely to the construction and building of the U. B. Mt. Zion Church, on Pecks Run, a U. B. Church at Volga, and to the U. B. Church at Buckhannon, Upshur Co., W. Va. They gave to the Buckhannon Academy $ 1200. Their house was always a home for the ministers.

They were very devoted Christians, and daily read God's Holy Book, and prayed with their children around the family L altar and talked to their children, and taught them the Ten Commandments of God, and His promised blessings to those that love Him and follow His Commandments. Oh, it was a sacred home and will long be remembered by their children and all who knew them. Yes, their influence for good will go down through the ages to come and reach up to Heaven.

-------------------- Stewart Litle Queen was a very hard working man, and very Industrious, working early and late. He was a fine stone cutter and chimney builder, and a great farmer and grain raiser. He soon paid of the mortgage on the farm in 1849. He purchased 85 additional acres to his farm, in order to give him a right of way out to the public road, from a Mr. Moody. In 1853 he purchased the old Jacob Radabaugh farm of 135 acres down on the main highway. These three tracts of land all joined and laid in a body, which made him a fine rich farm of 365 acres of land, where he lived until he died.

He lived in three counties, while living,Harrison, Lewis, and Upshur,and 2 states, Old Virginia and West Virginia, and died on the same farm. He was a very energetic, thorough going man and of great forethought,of farming and road building and engineering.

He graded and built the road from the mouth of Peel Tree Run across a mountain to Johnstown, on Rooting Creek, a distance of about 4 miles, and then from below Johnstown up Rooting and across to Jesse's Run, then from Johnstown across quite a mountain on to Lost Creek, then a road from Hodgeville down Peck's Run to Phillipi and Buckhannon Pike, which are all on the same grades, and with but a few changes and are good roads today, 1941

The Upshur County Road Commission made him road overseer to work out all the roads in Warren District Township in Upshur County, West Virginia

He bought a large circle sawmill, the first of its kind ever to be installed in West Virginia, from Augusta County, Virginia and planted it on his farm in 1856. He built himself a two-story house-18ft. wide and 48 ft. long, with 10-rooms in 1859-on his 365 acre farm on Peck's Run, Upshur County, West Virginia.

He built the Mt.Zion U.B.Church on Peck's Run and built four of the first free school houses in West Virginia after the Civil War in 1866-1867.

He was Captain of Company "A" of the 133rd.Regiment of the West Virginia Militia for many years, before the Civil War. His Company was armed and pressed into the service of the Union Army till the close of the war. He and his good wife were both fine christians and were faithful members of their church.

They were very devoted christians and daily read God's Holy Book, and prayed with their children around the family altar. They talked to their children and taught them the Ten Commandments of God, and His promised blessings to those that love him and follow His commandments. Oh, it was a sacred home and will long be remembered by their children and all who knew them. Yes, their influence for good will go down through the ages to come and reach up to Heaven.

SOURCE; QUEEN FAMILY BOOK, WRITTEN BY STEPHEN POST QUEEN

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Stewart Litle Queen's Timeline

1822
April 19, 1822
CHARIOTT'S FORK, HARRISON, West Virginia, United States
1848
February 19, 1848
Age 25
HARRISON, West Virginia, United States