John Pixler built a log cabin on his farm. It was expanded over the years to accomodate the f amily. In 1913 is was replaced by a common style two story farm house by his grandson Willia m Judson Pixler, son of John Westley Pixler
FROM: Melba Zinn, Monongalia County Court Record Books, vol 2, page 70; ; vol 7, page 192
1816bond signed by Gasper Orth to be the Administrator of Elizabeth Pixler. 1817 bond signed by Gasper Orth to be guardian of John Pixler, over age 14 son of Conrad ------------------------------ FROM: John C Bayles, History of Pierpoint and Avery Community of Monongalia County, West Virg inia , 1941, manuscript, West Virginia University Old Law Library, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Pixler, John (1801-1839) emigrated from Ireland while quite young to Lancaster, PA, on to S tewartstown about 1820, following the trade of tanner, (something hand written here about hi s residence still standing 100 years later) after a short sojourn here he went on to Kingwoo d continuing his work. In 1825 he married Elizabeth Henry. In 1834 he purchased 154 acres o f the original Nicholas Vandervort land, built a home and operated a farm until his death. H e was a staunch Baptist in belief and one of the founders of their society in the locality. T here were three sons and four daughters born to then, all staying in or near the settlement . The Pixlers are Republican in politics.
This entry giving John as emmigrating from Ireland when quite young is in conflict with othe r records. Given the date of the history, it was probably collected from the family who may h ave garbled the details from the early 1800s by 1941.
More About John Pixler: Baptism (LDS): November 08, 1991, CHICA.8334 Burial: Unknown, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Monongalia, (W) Virginia.8334 Endowment (LDS): March 27, 1992, CHICA.8334 Occupation: tanner and farmer.8334 Record Change: September 03, 20028334 Sealed to parents (LDS): June 23, 1992, CHICA.8334
More About John Pixler and Elizabeth Henry: Marriage 1: Abt. 1825, Monongalia, (W) Virginia.8335, 8336, 8337, 8338 Marriage 2: April 05, 1825 Sealed to spouse (LDS): June 23, 1992, CHICA.8338