Cost Family

Jacob Francis Cost

Jacob F. Cost Inscription


The Clarksburg Telegram., August 09, 1895

August 6th, 1895 at 11:45 a. m. at his home near Clarksburg W. Va. Jacob F. Cost in his 80th year.

Mr. Cost was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, and removed to this county in 1860.
He had been twice married; his last wife and ten children survive.

He had been a member of the Methodist church many years and was an upright christian citizen.
He held numerous local offices in his younger days and was always a warm supporter of our public school system.

His memory will be cherished by many who knew him and in the social and business world.
He was buried at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery, this city, Thursday evening.

Mary P. Cost

Mary P. Cost Inscription

Sitting in Her Chair —

Had Been in Poor Health Several Years.

Mrs. Mary P., wife of F. J. Cost, died at her home at Center Branch at 3 o’clock, Thursday afternoon, March 18, 1902 after an illness of several years standing. She seemed better Tuesday and no uneasiness was felt by the family. At 3 o’clock a member of the family found her sitting in a chair dead. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. W. Holden at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

The Clarksburg Telegram., March 21, 1902

The deceased was 73 years and 6 days old. She was a member of the Old School Baptist church at Philippi and was an estimable and exemplary woman.

The surviving children are John, Ollie, Amelia, Rose, and P. R. Cost, and Mrs. Jessie Wood, wife of E. J. Wood, all of this city; Mrs. Lizzie Wood, wife of W. W. Wood, of Wheeling; and Rev. J. Frank Cost, of Williamstown. The husband also survives.

John S. Cost

John S. Cost
June 3, 1847 — March 17, 1911

Dies at His Home
Following An Illness of Consumption

The Daily Telegram., March 18, 1911
The Clarksburg Telegram., March 23, 1911, pg. 6

John S. Cost, aged 63 years, died Friday night at his home of consumption. The funeral will be held Monday. Services will be conducted at the house at 10 o’clock, followed with burial in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.

The two surviving brothers are Peyton Cost, of Tampa, Fla.; and Frank Cost, of Chester, W. Va. The sisters are Misses Ollie, Amelia, and Rose Cost at home, Mrs. W. W. Wood, of Ocala, Fla.; and Mrs. Lee Holden, residing east of this city.

Mr. Cost was a highly respected citizen, an excellent neighbor and a Christian gentleman.


Is Probated and Edward J. Wood Qualifies as Executor.
The Daily Telegram., March 24, 1911

The will of John S. Cost, deceased, was probated today. His entire estate is left to two of his sisters, Rose F. and Amelia N. Cost. Edward J. Wood has qualified as executor with bond at $8,000 and Ollie O. and Amelia N. Cost sureties.


Executor’s Sale of Valuable Personal Property
The Daily Telegram., April 03, 1911 Pg 3

At 1 o’clock p.m. on Wednesday, the 5th day of April, 1911, at the late residence of John S. Cost, deceased, near Center Branch, I will sell at public auction the following personal property:

4 yearling Jersey heifers.
1 road wagon.
1 buggy.
1 reaper.
1 lot plows, etc.
1 lot harness.
1 harrow.
1 set hay frames.
Other farming implements, etc.

Terms will be made known on day of sale.

EDWARD J. WOOD, Executor.
S. W. GORDON Auctioneer.


All persons having claims against the estate of John S. Cost, deceased, or knowing themselves to be indebted to said estate, will please call at my office,. No. 30 and 31, Lowndes building, Third street, Clarksburg, W. Va., for settlement.

EDWARD J. WOOD, Executor.

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