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Re: John Thomas "Decker" Jarvis

Posted by LindaCottrellLiss on 2011/2/23 23:19:51
It took a bit of digging back in my files and online inquiries, but I found an answer to your "Decker Tom" Jarvis question. There was a Jarvis Store at Oka, Calhoun Co., WV owned by Spencer "Doc" Jarvis - NOT the right one.
There was a Jarvis Store at Amma, Roane Co., WV owned by Greely and Gladys Engle Jarvis. - NOT the right one.
In a correspondence I had back in 1994 with distant Jarvis/Lloyd relative lies the answer.
"John Thomas "Decker Tom" Jarvis worked in the timber business and as a teamster. In his later years, John and his family lived in Clay County near the oil fields. The Jarvis's owned a small grocery store and kept boarders at the home. A bed and three meals went for $1.00 per day."
I know that John and Lydia raised a large family [15 children]. He is buried at the Josiah Jarvis Cem. in Calhoun Co., WV and Lydia is buried at the Ovapa Church of God Cem., Ovapa, Clay Co., WV.

Hope this helps you in your family research.

Note: My dad, Rev. Hobert Lee Cottrell's first wife was Nanny Lloyd, b. 1 Dec. 1905 d. Feb. 1926 the dau. of Everett Sheridan & Bertha Jarvis Lloyd. Bertha was a dau. of John Thomas "Decker" and Lydia Hensley Jarvis.

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