Dutch Fork Digest, Vol. X, No. 4, October December, 1995
Bible published in 1837 in New York by T. Mason & G. Lanefor the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Horace O. A, Atwell and Sally Ann his wife, formerly Sally Ann Clark,
was married December 23rd 1840.
Francis D Atwell and Elizabeth his wife, formerly Elizabeth Sharp was
married May the 17th 1813.
Field Clark and Nancy W. his wife formerly Nancy W. Keeton was married
March 21st 1816.
William H. Atwell and Edna Blanche Wilson were married August 2nd 1888,
William H. Atwell and Mrs. Julia F. Kiefer were married May 16th 1942,
Washington, D. C.
Horace O. A. Atwell was born Nov. the 8th 1816.
Sally Ann Atwell, wife of Horace O. A. Atwell was born Aug. 2nd 1823.
William T. Atwell, son of Horace and Sally Ann Atwell was born November
the 7th 1841.
Joseph F. Atwell, son of Horace and Sally Ann Atwell was born Sept. 11th
Ann Elizabeth Atwell was born Nov. 15th 1846.
John W. Atwell was born April the 18th 1849.
Sarah J. Atwell was born Nov. 11th 1851.
Edward Oscar Atwell was born December the 9th 1856.
James H. Atwell was born October 23rd 1859.
Robert Lee Atwell and Cornelia Davis Atwell was born the 30th Sept.
Field Clark was born March the 2nd 1788.
Nancy W. Clark, wife of Field Clark formerly Nancy W. Keeton, was born
Feb. 25th 1802.
Their daughter Sally Ann Clark was born Aug. 2nd 1825.
James H. Clark was born Dec. 13th 1830.
Hatcher F. Clark was born Oct. 28th 1834.
Elizabeth B. Clark was born Oct 7th 1839.
Francis D. Atwell was born Oct. 22ad 1785. His wife Elizabeth formerly
Elizabeth Sharp was born April the 9th 1786.
Doss D. Atwell son of F. & E. born August 2nd 1814.
Horace 0. A. Atwell was born Nov. 8th 1818.
Cincinnatus I. Atwell was born June 24th 1820?.
Crichton E. Atwell was born Sept. 2nd 1822.
Euphronius M. Atwell was born May 29th 1825.
Adolphus R. Atwell was born Dec. 13th 1826.
Francis D. Atwell, Jr. was born June 1st 1830.
W. H. Atwell was born 27th Dec. 1866.
Mrs. E. B. Atwell, formerly Miss E. B. Wilson born 26 June 1870.
Donald Atwell, son of W. H. and E. B. Atwell born June 23rd 1910.
Nancy W. Clark, wife of Field Clark departed this life April the 25th
Capt. Wm. Keeton departed this life April 10th 1852.
Sallie A. Atwell, consort of H. O. Atwell departed this life June 16th
1883, aged 57 years, 10 months and 14 days
Mary Jane Atwell, wife of J. F. Atwell departed this life June the 17th
Francis D. Atwell, Sr. departed this life February the 20th 1851, aged
65 years, 3 months and 29 days.
John W. Atwell, son of H. O. Atwell and S. A. Atwell departed this life
June the 26th 1853, aged 4 years?, 2 months and 8 days.
Elizabeth Atwell departed this life February the 5th 1863.
H. O. Atwell departed this life Dec. the 15th 1864, aged 48 years, one
month and 7 days.
Sallie J. Shelton departed this life March the 24th 1875.
Cincinnatus I. Atwell died March 17, 1893.
Mrs. Bettie Jane McKay, formerly Bettie Jane Atwell died July 11th 1933
(near Mt. Pleasant Church) (Read her obituary near end of this file)
Mrs. Edna Blanche Atwell, formerly Edna Blanche Wilson, wife of W. H.
Atwell died at Columbia Hospital March 28th 1942 (Batesburg Cemetery).
Mrs. Julia Frances Atwell, formerly Mrs. Julia Stokes Kiefer, wife of W.
H. Atwell died Jan. 30th 1945 in Washington, D. C. Buried in Batesburg
Cemetery Feb. 2, 1945.
W. H. Atwell died Feb. 22, 1949. Buried at Batesburg, S. C. Married May
1942 at Ridge Spring, S. C. to Sallie O. Adams. (Possible error The May
1942 date is listed in Bible as marriage date to both Julia Kiefer and
Sallie 0. Adams)
Written by F. H. Atwell, Sunday 11 1924.
LOOSE SHEET IN BIBLE,
Catharian Lewis Attwell was born in the year of our Lord 1776 May 23rd.
Matthew Attwell was born in the year of our Lord August 29th 1778.
Charles Henry Attwell was born in the year of our Lord March 17th 1780.
Elizabeth Webster was born in the 1738 Feby 26.
John Atwell born July 23rd 1727.
1761 Jno. and Eliz. Atwell married Apl 20.
Samuel Attwell, son of John Attwell was born in the year of our Lord
November 10th 1763.
Mary Lewis Atwell was born in the year of our Lord October 22nd 1765.
Elizabeth Webster Attwell was born in the year of our Lord Jan. 2nd
George Attwell was born in the year of our Lord Jan. 25 1770.
John Attwell was born in the year of our Lord August ? 1773.
ARTICLES FROM THE ATWELL BIBLE
: Captain A. T. Atwel of 2019 Park
Avenue, retired on Feb. 1 as conductor with the Southern Railway Co. He
is 77 years old and had been connected with the Southern Railway for 56
years and 2 months, having started on Dec. 1, 1881, with the Old
Richmond & Danville Railway Co. Captain Atwell was born in Charlotte
County on Feb. 18, 1861. He is the oldest conductor in point of service
on the Richmond Division of the Southern Railway, (article not dated -
photo of Captain A. T. Atwel in article).
ACCIDENTAL DEATH: DEATH OF DEB ABOARD LINER WAS
Boston, Sept. 9 (AP) A Texas debutante, killed in a stairway fall aboard
the liner Excalibur in mid-Atlantic was ruled tonight a victim of
accidental death after investigation by a Boston Medical examiner.
Dr. William J. Brickley reported Adrienne Atwell, 20, of Dallas Texas,
suffered a fractured skull and intracranial hemorrhage.
Boatwain's mate, Luis Revera, who witnessed the accident, said he saw
Miss Atwell and Robert M. Willard, 21, also of Dallas, fall backward
down a two and a half-foot wide stairway aboard the liner while
ascending it early last Saturday with their arms around each other.
He said he heard a scream and both came tumbling down backwards. The
seas were described as moderately rough at the time.
The girl died three days later, despite efforts of the ship's surgeon
and a neuro-surgeon and a nurse taken aboard from the army hospital ship
Willard, who suffered head injuries was reported today in "satisfactory"
condition at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Miss Atwell, granddaughter of
Federal Judge William H. Atwell of Dallas, was returning with her
parents and a party of college friends from a holiday cruise to Europe.
The parents, Attorney and Mrs. Webster Atwell planned to fly back to
Dallas tonight with her body. (no year recorded)
OBITUARY: MRS. BETTIE MCKAY DIES IN VIRGINIA
Sister of W. H. Atwell of Columbia passes away in Farmville. Mrs. Bettie
Atwell McKay, sister of W. H. Atwell of this city, died July 11, 1933 at
her home near Farmville, Va.
Mrs. McKay, a woman of outstanding character, exemplified the rarest of
human virtues, kindness and tolerance, and in her strict adherence to
her lofty ideals aad sincere religious principles, endeared herself to
all who came to know and love her.
The news of her death comes as a distinct shock and in her passing comes
the realization of an irreparable loss.
Surviving is her husband, R. W. McKay three sons, Lawrence, William and
Hazel McKay one daughter, Mrs. Edna Cottrell of Richmond, Va. - two
brothers, W. H. Atwell of Columbia and T. M. Atwell of Drury's Bluff,
Va, Mrs. McKay is also survived by 19 grandchildren.
Services were held at Mt. Pleasant Church. Internment was in Mt.
Pleasant Churchyard, Virginia.
Capt. W H. Atwell of Batesburg and Mrs. Julia F. Kiefer of Washington,
D. C. were married May16 at the home of the Rev. Freeley Roher, 1121
East Capital St., Washington, D. C. Only members of the family and
personal friends were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Atwell will be at home in Batesburg after May 17. Mr. and
Mrs. Atwell were originally from Virginia, but have lived in Batesburg
and Washington respectively for many years where they have many
relatives and friends.
ADDRESS: WILLIAM ATWELL, FAMOUS TEXAS ORATOR. TO
DELIVER ELKS’ MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS:
It is the custom of all Elks lodges to hold the first Sunday in
December, memorial services for their departed brethren. New Orleans
Lodge has obtained as its orator for the memorial services one of the
most brilliant speakers in the South, William H. Atwell of Dallas,
Texas. Mr. Atwell is one of the foremost citizens of the Lone Star State
and is widely known as one of the most brilliant orators of the country.
For sixteen years he was United States Attorney for the Northern
District of Texas, and served with distinction in that position. He was
appointed by President McKinley and held office continuously until
recently, when he voluntarily resigned to accept the position of master
in chancery of the Frisco and Orient railroads, with headquarters in
Dallas. He has been prominent in the civic and social affairs of Dallas.
It was through his efforts that the fine Dallas Zoo was established two
years ago, and he is at present the zoo commissioner of the city.
Mr. Atwell long has been prominent in the affairs of Elkdom, having
served Dallas Lodge twice as exalted ruler, being the only Elk who ever
was selected for the place twice in succession. He was district deputy
for Texas, and through his efforts Elkdom in Texas made rapid strides.
In 1902 at Cincinnati, when placing the claims of Dallas for the next
Grand Lodge convention before the assembly, his oratory swept the
audience, although he was not successful at the time. Again at
Philadelphia, in 1907, he put forth Dallas for the next convention city,
and it was mainly through his address and beautiful oratory that the day
At Boston in 1911, his speech before the convention of the Associated
Advertising League of America won the convention for Dallas. His great
ability as an orator is so well known that whenever Dallas wants a
convention the first man selected to help out is William H. Atwell, the
"Silver Tongued Orator", (year not recorded - article includes photo of
William H. Atwell.)
- Note: Newspaper photo in Bible of Dr. D. B. Johnson – Not dated
- Note: References made in newspaper articles to Columbia, this
city and Batesburg is believed to be in the State of SC. (Several
listed is this Bible are buried at the Batesburg Cemetery in
Batesburg, SC - By Shirley F. Trotter)
- Bible purchased in 1994 at Estate Auction in Batesburg, SC.
- UPDATE - The Horace O. A. Atwel Bible is back in the Atwell
family. It was gifted by Shirley F. Trotter in 2012 to Ray W. Atwell
of West Lafayette, Indiana.
New Home of the Horace O. A. Atwel
Bible – Made by Ray W. Atwell
Bible Record submitted to the Chapter by Shirley F. Trotter,
updated and corrections made in April 2012.