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Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Henry Flesher

 
 
Henry Flesher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Henry Flesher Marker
Inscription.  In the 1770s Henry Flesher claimed 400 acres at the mouth of Stone Coal Creek. He built his cabin home on the land that became Preston Lewis County. In 1817, Preston became Fleshersville and then in 1819 it was named Weston. His barn was near where the First Baptist Church of Weston now stands, and his threshing floor was located where the court house now stands.
Henry Flesher is listed as 2nd Lieutenant in Captain William Lowther's Augusta County militia company on the West Fork River in 1778. Lowther's company defended the Western frontier of the fledgling nation during the American Revolution.
Henry Flesher's wife's name was Elizabeth, Ten children were named in his will: Ann, Adam, Andrew, Peter, Mary, Susannah, John, William, Elizabeth and Henry, Jr.
Henry Flesher died circa 1802 in Harrison County.
Exact burial site is unknown.
 
Erected 2007 by Trans-Allegheny Chapter NSDAR.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 2.191′ N, 80° 28.009′ 
Henry Flesher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Henry Flesher Marker
W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bank Street and Center Avenue (U.S. 19). Located on the grounds of the Lewis County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weston WV 26452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Weston (within shouting distance of this marker); Weston in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Bennett Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weston State Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Weston Colored School (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Weston State Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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