William E. Outcalt (1842-1916)

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William E. Outcalt (1842-1916)






Middleway Conservancy Middleway, WV 1/1/1910

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Digitized for the Middleway Conservancy under grant from WV Humanities Council

Topics Domestic,Military,Genealogy

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William E. Outcalt (1842   - 1916  ), originally of New Jersey, was the son of Jacob H. Outcalt and Prudence Runyon.  He was a medic in the Union Army (from 1862   to 1865  ).  As I remember being told, William marched past a girls' school in Martinsburg (at the corner of Spring and East King Streets, later used as the Kings Daughters Hospital); there he saw Alice Chamberlain standing on the porch of the school, watching the soldiers.  Upon seeing Alice, William told himself that she would be his wife -- and it so happened.  (William himself, added his middle initial -- it does not stand for a name.)  Alice Virginia Chamberlain was a daughter of John Chamberlain (see Bates, Vol. I, p. 100) and John's second wife, Ann Catherine Scharff.  They apparently lived at "White Hall" catercornered across the Opequon across from Priest's field.  (John ran the mill in Leetown.)  Ann Catherine Sharff, John's wife, was the 7th child (of 7) of John Sharff II and Catherine Kisecker. [Note by David O. Winfrey]