Richard Henry Virts

Male 1838 - 1923


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Born  22 Jun 1838  Hillsboro, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Feb 1923  Crawfordsville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I74  Virts
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2016 

    Father  Jacob Virts,   b. 24 Sep 1795, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1887, Hillsboro, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Pleasant Ann James,   b. 24 Jul 1799, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1854, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1818  New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F80  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Amanda Baker,   b. 28 Apr 1840, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Crawfordsville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Nov 1864  Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Sarah Alice Virts,   b. 27 Oct 1865, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1880, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mattie Dell Virts,   b. 31 Oct 1868, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1913, Marion, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Florence Virts,   b. 7 Oct 1872, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1967, Crawfordsville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Claude Harold Virts,   b. 15 Oct 1886, Crawfordsville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1919, Carlyle, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F54  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Richard Henry Virts and Mary Amanda Baker
    Richard Henry Virts and Mary Amanda Baker
    Richard Henry Virts was born June 22, 1838 in Hillsboro,Virginia to Jacob and Pleasant Ann James Virts. He married Mary Amanda Baker on November 3, 1864 in Muskingum County, Ohio. Mary was born on April 28, 1840 in Loudoun County Virginia and died in 1918 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Richard died February 2, 1923 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Both are buried in Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana.

    Photo courtesy of Robert Damon Virts

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Waveland Independent, Feb 9, 1923 -- A few days since MA West had charge of the funeral of Richard Virts, an old friend and neighbor. The service was held in the old Presbyterian Church at Crawfordsville, now belonging to the nazarenes, of which Mr. Virts was a member. Mr. Virts was born in Louden Co Va in 1838. He was just reaching manhood when the Civil War broke out. As his sympathies were with the union, he was compelled to leave his home to escape service in the southern army, making his escape with considerable risk. He enlisted in the Union army and served during the war. He was a very devout man and had very strong religious convictions.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7741] Indiana Death Certificate No. 2459.

    2. [S426] Waveland Independent, Feb 9, 1923.

    3. [S582] Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958.