Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.
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Wauchope Family Story
Rev. J. Leighton Read, with his wife
Katharine Rutherford Wauchope

From the “The Free Lance,” (Fredericksburg, VA.) June 10, 1905:

Miss Katharine Rutherford Wauchope, future wife of Dr. J. Leighton Read, graduates from Fredericksburg College, with a degree in Music:

Upon her graduation from Fredericksburg College, Katherine Rutherford Wauchope taught school at the Presbyterian College, Durant, Oklahoma.
(More pictures of the college):


Miss Katherine Wauchope is listed as Superintendent:
A recently discovered picture taken by Rev. Hughes of Rev. J. Leighton Read with his eldest daughter (Mrs. Frank Hughes, Jr.) He had just arrived at the airport for a visit to our home in South Norfolk, Virginia, after his wife had already passed.
Grandmother Read would go out in her Norman, Oklahoma neighborhood and invite the children into her home and teach Bible stories with flannel graphs, and sing songs while she played the piano.

"He Owns the Cattle on a Thousand Hills"

(Words and Music by John W. Peterson)


He owns the cattle on a thousand hills,
The wealth in every mine;
He owns the rivers and the rocks and rills,
The sun and stars that shine.
Wonderful riches, more than tongue can tell -
He is my Father so they're mine as well;
He owns the cattle on a thousand hills -
I know that He will care for me.  

During one summer, Rev. and Mrs. J. Leighton Read visited us in South Norfolk, Virginia.  Here is a picture Dad took of us down at Nags Head, N.C. on the beach.  From L to R: Joe, Mrs. Read, Rev. Read (in white shirt and tie) and Jim, sitting behind him playing in the sand.
Rev. Read took this picture of us at Colonial Williamsburg.  From L to R:  Joe (being held by Dad), Rev. and Mrs. Hughes, Jim standing in front of Mrs. Read.
Wauchope Family Story

Wauchope, Spengler, Kendrick, and Rutherford
Family Information:

these four families are directly related to the Read family.

My mother, Mrs. Frank Hughes, Jr., said that her mother, Katharine Read, discussed Catherine Kendrick Spengler with her; and she, in turn, told me about the connection between the Read-Wauchope-Spengler-Kendrick families.

(Much of this information previously duplicated on the "Read Family Story" web page, has been consolidated and is presented here in order to show the connection between the Wauchope, Spengler, Kendrick, and Read families).

Those with the closest connection to the Wauchope/Read families, spell the name as "Spengler," and not "Spangler."

New information on Captain Spengler, CSA and General Stonewall Jackson is now included.

New Genealogy Research (2015): Wauchope, Spengler, Rutherford

After he retired, my father and mother visited several sites in Virginia and West Virginia.  They found a very old lady living in Capon Bridge, WVA. who, as a child, knew the Wauchope family.  She told my mother, that "they had a very large family." My mother also visited Woodstock and Strasburg, Virginia. She was able to locate some information that is on this website. (More information about the Presbyterian churches in Woodstock, High Bridge, and Strasburg, can be found on the "Read Family Story" web page.  She also indicated to me the connection to the Spengler family, also included here.
Recently added  (2018) Spengler Family information:



(from the painting by John P. Strain)

Stonewall Jackson & Captain Abram Spengler
at Spengler Hall - Strasburg, Virginia - March 22, 1862

"I have only to say, that if the valley is lost Virginia is lost,” were the words of General Stonewall Jackson in the winter of 1862. Explaining his strategy and intent to his officers Jackson declared, "War means fighting! The business of a soldier is to fight. Armies are not called out to dig trenches, to throw up breastworks, live in camps, but to find the enemy, and strike him; to invade his country, and do him all possible damage in the shortest possible time." But Jackson's first task was to deal with the Federal armies that had invaded his country.

US General Nathaniel P. Banks and his army of 40,000 men were threatening Winchester from three directions. With only 3600 soldiers ready to oppose the huge force, Jackson moved his men and supplies to Strasburg. General Jackson would choose the ground on which to attack his enemy, but his troops were insufficiently drilled and unprepared for such a daunting task. Consolidating his forces in the Woodstock-Mt. Jackson region, General Jackson readied his army.

Believing the Confederates had been pushed out of the valley and were no longer a threat, US General George B. McClellan ordered Banks to leave a few regiments in Winchester and post the bulk of his army to the Manassas Gap Railroad Bridge. Jackson soon received reports of the Federal army heading north and knew Bank's army had been recalled to aid in McClellan's invasion of the Virginia peninsula to attack Richmond. This would not stand. Ready or not Jackson ordered his army north to engage the enemy. At dawn on March 22, with sheets of rain blowing down the pike, General Stonewall Jackson and his army headed north at the route step. Despite the raw windy day and deep mud, the men made 27 miles and camped around Strasburg.

In the evening of the first day's march at Spengler Hall, General Jackson issued orders to one of his officers of the Stonewall Brigade, Captain Abram Spengler, to be ready to accelerate their march at dawn, and arrive in Winchester the next evening ready to fight. Stonewall's operations during the next three months would make his name a household word. The Valley Campaign had begun.

A grandson of Anthony Spengler, Gen. Abram Spengler was born in Shenandoah County. He organized the Hardy Greys, C.S.A. at Moorefield, WV, and was their captain. He rose to be colonel in command of the Stonewall Brigade. It is said, a commission for him, as brigadier general, C.S.A., had been prepared, but in the confusion of the end of the war, was never received. He was a son of Christian Spengler, born 1799, of Shenandoah County, and Susan Hoffman Spengler. Christian S. Spengler was a son of Capt. Anthony Spengler of York County, PA, and Shenandoah County, VA, and Catherine Kendrick of Strasburg. (A descendant of Dr. David Jameson, commander of the 3rd battalion of York County, PA, militia in the American Revolution).

If you read closely at the description about "Spengler Hall," (below) you will see the Kendrick family also discussed.  The Kendrick family was also tied into the Wauchope, Rutherford, and Read families.

Capt Anthony Spengler:
Born: December 29, 1774, York, York County, Penn.; Died: June 29, 1834, Strasburg, VA.

Son of Philip Caspar and Margaret Spengler, Anthony Spengler's birth and baptism are recorded in the records of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, York, Pennsylvania.

Anthony Spangler married Cathrine Kendrick in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 25 February 1796.


  Phillip Casper Spengler (1730 - 1782)

  Margaret Salome Dinkel Spengler (1736 - 1813)


  Johann Philip Spengler (1761 - 1823)*

Inscription on his tombstone:


Catherine Kendrick Spengler:

Strasburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery: Civil War Obelisk 1896 - "IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES NUMBERING 136"

Grave of Clarenda (Clarinda) Spengler Kendrick, who is in the Wauchope-Read-Hughes family tree, in a direct line. Katharine Rutherford Wauchope, wife of Rev. J. Leighton Read was a direct descendant of the Kendrick/Spengler family. (See the "Wauchope Family Story" PDFs, and "New Genealogy Research (2015): Wauchope, Spengler, Rutherford" PDFs, for a full discussion.
Rev. Samuel Rutherford Houston

Samuel Rutherford Houston

Birth:            Mar. 12, 1806

Death:           Jan. 29, 1887




  Samuel Houston (1758 - 1839)

  Margaret Walker Houston (1771 - 1854)



  Margaret Parks Paxton Houston (1817 - 1892)*



  Rutherford Rowland Houston (1836 - 1917)*

  William Paxton Houston (1843 - 1918)*

  Samuel Adgar Houston (1845 - 1918)*

  Adamantius Coray Houston (1847 - 1909)*

  Mary Margaret Houston (1849 - 1881)*

  Elizabeth Moore Houston (1853 - 1916)*

  Janet Hay Houston (1855 - 1924)*



  Maria Todd Houston Walkup (1798 - 1874)*

  Janetta Moore Houston Gilmore (1800 - 1886)*

  Matilda Rowe Houston Myers (1802 - 1832)*

  Samuel Rutherford Houston (1806 - 1887)

  John Davies Houston (1809 - 1878)*


*Calculated relationship



Green Hill Cemetery


Monroe County

West Virginia, USA

Church Membership Record, Colony, OK, for Kate A., Katherine Rutherford, Edward H., William C., Mary A. Wauchope:
Joseph Walker (Wauchope) Walkup

He attended Washington College (later called Washington and Lee University). His pastorates included Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Virginia. Joseph changed the spelling of his last name to "Walkup" and used that for most of his life. His son George changed it back to the original Scottish name, "Wauchope."  He is buried in Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.  His tombstone uses the name "Wauchope."

Someone placed this on the Ancestry website, and it is not entirely correct; and has typographical errors:
Rev. Walkup pastored Mount Bethel, North River and Bloomery Presbyterian Churches.
Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church

In 1792, a group of Presbyterians established a church near Mount Bethel's current location. It was first called the Mountain Church in 1808 and soon became the center of Presbyterian work in Hampshire County under the auspices of the Reverend John Lyle. The Reverend James Black reorganized the congregation in 1812 and it was renamed Mount Bethel. The present church, built of logs in 1837, is the oldest house of worship in Hampshire County.

Bloomery Presbyterian Church (located aprox 7 miles from Capon Bridge)
What was a "Bloomery?"

BLOOMERY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is located approximately 7 miles from Capon Bridge.

Bloomery is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Bloomery is located along the Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127), northwest of Winchester, Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Bloomery community has a population of 321.

Bloomery was named for its one-time importance as a center of bloomeries for iron smelting.[2] The first of Bloomery's iron furnaces was constructed in 1770. In 1814, a post office was established here.


Historic sites

With the exception of the past two decades, the majority of Bloomery's residences were constructed prior to the American Civil War.[3]

          Bloomery Grist Mill (c. 1800), Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)

          Bloomery Presbyterian Church (1825), Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)

          Bloomery School, Sandy Hollow Road (County Route 45/1)

          Fawcett House ("The Old Stone House"), Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)

          Hatch House, Smokey Hollow Road (County Route 6)

          Old Bloomery Iron Furance, Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)

Bloomery process, Process for iron smelting. In ancient times, smelting involved creating a bed of red-hot charcoal in a furnace to which iron ore mixed with more charcoal was added. The ore was chemically reduced (see oxidation-reduction), but, because primitive furnaces could not reach the melting temperature of iron, the product was a spongy mass of pasty globules of metal intermingled with a semiliquid slag. This hardly usable product, known as a bloom, may have weighed up to 10 lbs (5 kg). Repeated reheating and hot hammering eliminated much of the slag, creating wrought iron, a much better product. By the 15th century, many bloomeries used low shaft furnaces with waterpower to drive the bellows, and the bloom, which might weigh over 200 lbs (100 kg), was extracted through the top of the shaft. The final version of this kind of bloomery hearth survived in Spain until the 19th century. Another design, the high bloomery furnace, had a taller shaft and evolved into the Stückofen, which produced blooms so large they had to be removed through a front opening.

(Encyclopedia Britanica)
Complete Confederate Army record of Chaplain Joseph W. Walkup (Wauchope) courtesy of Fold3:

Jane Wilson "Janey" Armstrong Wauchope

Birth:        Jan. 25, 1834

Rockbridge County

Virginia, USA

Death:          Jun. 21, 1862

Long Island City

Queens County

New York, USA


Daughter of Rev. William Jessup and Charlotte Chapman Armstrong of Richmond, Va. (See information below about death of Rev. Armstrong).


Jane married Rev. Joseph Walker Wauchope on July 2, 1861, she died a month after the birth of her only child. (NOTE: she also died in a ship accident off the coast of New York. My mother knew the details about this).


Family links:


  Charlotte Chapman Armstrong (March 31, 1808 - March 4, 1884) She is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.



  Joseph Walker Wauchope (1826 - 1903)*



  George Armstrong Wauchope (1862 - 1943)*


*Calculated relationship



High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Natural Bridge

Rockbridge County

Virginia, USA

Charlotte Chapman Armstrong:
Jane Wilson Armstrong Wauchope:
Information on Jane's father
Rev. William Jessup Armstrong:
Information about Rev. William Jessup Armstrong's first wife who died young:

Katherine Kendrick Wauchope


Birth: Mar. 6, 1845

Death:  Jul. 6, 1925


Family links:


  Joseph Walker Wauchope (1826 - 1903)*



  Samuel Kendrick Wauchope (1871 - 1945)*

  William Crawford Wauchope (1880 - 1975)*


*Calculated relationship



Somerville Cemetery


Fayette County

Tennessee, USA

Photo of Kate Kendrick Wauchope:

Joseph Walker Walkup (brother of Samuel Houston Walkup) (December 28, 1826- December 31, 1903).  He was married first, to Jennie Armstrong; and second, to Kate Kendrick.

Son of Rev Samuel and Mary Todd Houston Wauchope. Married (1) Jane Wilson Armstrong, and (2) Katherine Ann Kendrick.




  Samuel Walkup (1783 - 1852)

  Maria Todd Houston Walkup (1798 - 1874)



  Jane Wilson Armstrong Wauchope (1834 - 1862)

  Katherine Kendrick Wauchope (1845 - 1925)



  George Armstrong Wauchope (1862 - 1943)

  Samuel Kendrick Wauchope (1871 - 1945)

  William Crawford Wauchope (1880 - 1975)



  Joseph Walker Wauchope (1826 - 1903)

  Matthew Henry Walkup (1829 - 1909)

  Samuel Houston Walkup (1842 - 1908)


Wauchope children in 1886, at Capon Bridge, WV: (left to right)

Edward Houston, Samuel Kendrick holding Mary Armstrong, Joseph Alleine, William Crawford ("Bill"), and Arthur Douglas. Katharine Rutherford was not born yet.

Wauchope/Walkup Family: 

1880 Census, Capon Bridge, WVA.

Note: Joseph W. is listed as “Clergyman”

Wife, Kate is listed as “Housekeeper”

Son, George Armstrong is listed as “School Teacher.”

There is also a servant listed, who was born in Maryland, living with them:

A pdf file of the 1880 Census:
Other Census Years:
From a 1991 Photo Survey of Hampshire County: Capon Bridge Methodist Church is seen on the right, at Cold Stream Road. The church on the left side of the road in the picture, is the Old Capon Bridge Presbyterian Church, Capon Bridge, WVA., (now the Capon Bridge Senior Center) where Rev. Joseph W. Walkup preached:
Wooden covered bridge over the Cacapon River, Capon Bridge, WVA:
Katharine Wauchope and her family lived on one side of the Capon bridge (in above photo) when she was born. In a letter to Katharine's daughter, Elizabeth Louise Read Dillon, her brother, William Crawford Wauchope, told this story: "The only thing I remember [about] her as a child [of] about 5 years old was Mary [her sister], after eating all her candy, asked Katharine for some of hers, to which K. replied, "Go over to Coopers and get some."  Coopers [was] a store across the Capon River over which was a covered bridge. Capon Bridge, W. Va. was where we lived. This became quite a saying in our family." Letter from Wm Crawford Wauchope to his niece, Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Read Dillon written Feb 2nd, 1972 when he was 91 years old
Samuel Cooper's Store seen on right side of picture with Capon Bridge on left:
(Photo from Stuart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, WVA.)
George Armstrong Wauchope
(an early picture)
He taught school for awhile in Capon Bridge, WVA.
Son of Joseph W. Wauchope.

BORN: Natural Bridge, VA
May 26, 1862.
DIED: South Carolina, June 10, 1943.

George Armstrong Wauchope earned four degrees from Washington and Lee University, including a Ph.D. in 1889. He taught at the University of Missouri, University of Virginia, and the University of Iowa, before coming to the University of South Carolina as associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature in 1898. He was a prolific writer of articles and essays, and his most well-known was The Writers of South Carolina. He is probably best remembered on campus as the composer of the University's alma mater, "We Hail Thee Carolina," which he wrote in 1911. He taught until his retirement in 1943, a total of 45 years of service at Carolina.

While at the University of Missouri, he wrote their alma mater, "Old Missouri."

Dr. G.A. Wauchope

while Professor at the University of Missouri
While at the University of Missouri, the student newspaper, "The Savitar," published a poem he had written:
It was while he was at the University of Missouri, that Dr. Wauchope witnessed the main building burn, due to a defective light bulb...the first one installed west of the Mississippi.
From F.F. Stephens "A History of the University of Missouri," we learn this about Dr. Wauchope's tenure there:
Dr. Wauchope's story, in the following PDF files:
All that remained were the columns:
Those columns were retained and now appear at the entrance to the University:
Dr. Wauchope was written up in this book, "Men of the Time."
There is a problem with the following article where it states he was Professor of English in University of Idaho 1895-1897.  That should be Iowa, not Idaho.
Article on Dr. Wauchope, from "Men of the Time":
The following photo claims to be of Dr. Wauchope while at the University of Iowa. It appears to be a graduation photo with him in a cap and gown:
However, the next photo is from the official website for the University of Iowa, and shows Dr. Wauchope in 1897:
While at the University of Iowa, Wauchope sponsored an unusual event:
From the University of Iowa student newspaper for Jan 30, 1896:
From the University of Iowa student newspaper, Sept 1899:
George Armstrong Wauchope at University of South Carolina, from the official yearbook for 1899:
Dr. George A. Wauchope
spoke at the Memorial Service for Dr. H.A. White, Columbia Theological Seminary.

George A. Wauchope appeared in early history of Hampshire County, WVA:
Dr. George A. Wauchope
wrote the introduction to this magisterial work about well-known South Carolina writers:

Lecture on Bible at Summer School
Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope
Delivered Address on King James Version
Dr. G.A. Wauchope is invited to teach at the
University of Virginia:
George Armstrong Wauchope
(pictured here in later years)

(He married Elizabeth Bostedo and they had two children: Virginia and Robert Wauchope.)
Dr. G.A. Wauchope celebrates his
75th Birthday, May 26, 1937:

DR. WAUCHOPE'S 75th BIRTHDAY (Charleston News and Courier, May 26, 1937):
Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope's will:
George Armstrong Wauchope probate papers:
New photos of the Wauchope family added:

Door Knocker of George Armstrong Wauchope  Circa 1900 - Door knocker from the home of the late professor and writer George Armstrong Wauchope (great grandson of Arthur Wauchope/Walkup of Virginia), as graciously gifted by his granddaughter Betsy to Bruce E. Walkup (who runs an excellent website:, in August 2011:

Elizabeth Bostedo Wauchope

Elizabeth Bostedo
in her wedding gown
Elizabeth Bostedo Wuchope with her daughter Virginia, 1905:
Elizabeth B. Wauchope in later years.
Elizabeth Wauchope with her son Robert Wauchope
Robert Wauchope goes on Archeological Dig in New Mexico:
June 5, 1927, Charlotte Observer:

Robert Wauchope, as a graduate student:
December 7, 1930 (Charlotte Observer Newspaper):
Robert Wauchope at USC, 1931:
Robert Wauchope, 1943:
Robert Wauchope wedding announcement:
Sunday, August 24, 1941, Greensboro Daily News, North Carolina:
Robert Wauchope marriage license:
Mrs. Robert Wauchope was involved in the life of the Tulane University community, as seen in this article that appeared in the Times-Picayune, December 22, 1960:

Professor Robert Wauchope, Director of the State-wide Archaeological Survey, (seen kneeling) explaining the excavation of a house-site near the mouth of Long Swamp Creek, east of Ball Ground, Cherokee County, Georgia.  (From the Georgia Archives).

Professor Robert Wauchope, of the University of Georgia and Director of the State-wide Archaeological Survey, (seen standing on right side of picture and pointing) explaining the excavation of a house-site near the mouth of Long Swamp Creek, east of Ball Ground, Cherokee County, Georgia.

Charlie King (with pipe), Historian of the Division of State Parks; Jesse D. Jennings, Superintendent of Ocmulgee National Monument; and Professor Robert Wauchope (without coat), Director of the State-wide WPA Archaeological Survey; at the excavations of a house-site at the mouth of Long Swamp Creek, east of Ball Ground, Cherokee County, Georgia.

Robert Wauchope spoke about his work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as reported in the Greensboro Daily News, November 2, 1941:
Even today, Dr. Robert Wauchope is still remembered as a pioneer in his field.  Here is a story from the April 2015, University of North Carolina Faculty and Staff "Gazette."  I have included it in it's entirety.  The story begins on Page 1, then continues inside.
From the article we read:

This year, the school will be held on the Wall site on the Eno River at Hillsborough that was occupied just before the attempted English settlement of North Carolina’s coast in the 1580s. Not far from the Wall was a village of the Occaneechi band dating back to 1700. These sites hold a special place in the history of the RLA as well. In the summer of 1940, founding director Robert Wauchope led the RLA’s first excavation there. The summer Steponaitis took over as director in 1988, he participated in a

field school at the site. The reason they return to these sites again and again is because old questions always beckon to be asked anew. And it is why, Davis said, the digging never gets old – “it only gets deeper.”

The full story:

From the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana),

June 13, 1948:

From the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana): 

A controversy was stirred by a faux historian concerning Dr. Wauchope's investigation into the "Dare Stones" theory of the Lost Colony.

One of our relatives, Dr. Robert Wauchope, early in his career, did research in the area of The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, which does not agree with all that has been recently uncovered concerning the Lost Colony.  His work seems to agree with the major conclusions of Scott Dawson and Dr. Mark Horton about the Colony relocating to Croatoan Island, which is modern-day Hatteras Island.

Unfortunately, there is much 'speculation' and 'fakery' being peddled to the unsuspecting public.   The program, "American Unearthed: Unearthing Roanoke," is a pop-culture-type of Lost Colony theory, which was supplemented by a YouTube program put online by, of all people, an architect/city planner, who has no educational background in the area under discussion:

.....written and narrated by Richard L. Thornton, an Architect/City Planner from Dahlonega, Georgia, who has no academic credentials that show serious work in this area:

Thornton misleads his audience with dubious information about the so-called "Dare Stones" theory about what happened to the Lost Colony, and openly denigrates the work of Dr. Robert dishonest in his work as an archeologist in general terms, and in specifics reference his position as a professor. In his YouTube presentation, Mr. Thornton continually mispronounced Dr. Wauchope's name, which shows his ignorance of the man he is describing. 


Thornton has his own website which supports the Dare Stones theory to the exclusion and preponderance of evidence to the contrary. He even states he knows where Virginia Dare is buried, among other preposterous statements.


In fact, the Dare Stones were found to be a hoax perpetrated by a man who was a stonecutter by trade and was out to make money off of 'reproducing' the stones.  This revelation made newspaper headlines:

This information was provided because I believe that the general public has been misled and misinformed by men who follow one piece of information that has not been fully verified.  And, indeed, anyone of this 'ilk' like Thornton who tries to misrepresent Dr. Wauchope and his work is not to be trusted.
Virginia Wauchope, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Wauchope, who married Robert Duncan Bass:
Robert Duncan Bass:
Robert Bass signs one of his books while wife Virginia and sisters Mary, Lula Mae, Lottie and Virginia look on:
Arthur Douglas Wauchope
(Arthur Douglas Wauchope, son of Joseph W. Wauchope, was born July 11, 1878, and died March 15, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia; and is buried in Gainesville, GA. 

He graduated from Hampden-Sidney College in 1898. He was an Evangelist for Georgia Synod of the Presbyterian Church (US).

He married Edna Mae Rohr, November 7, 1906. She was born May 14, 1883, Harrisonburg, VA. (Edna May Rohr Wauchope was the daughter of T. T. Rohr and Amanda Catherine Clem Rohr.) She died December 19, 1963, Hendersonville, NC.  They had three children:

Catherine Lois Wauchope (Born: September 18, 1907, Died: September 26, 2001, buried Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC.). Catherine Lois married Thomas Napoleon Renshaw (Nov. 17, 1899-March 21, 1919);   

Edna A. Wauchope (Born: 1908, TX; Died:?)

Arthur Douglas Wauchope, Jr., (Born: October 18, 1912, Concord, NC; Died: October 26, 1985, Brevard, NC).  Arthur Wauchope, Jr. worked as a representative for the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, and married Laurie Tappan Hayes, June 27, 1940, in Decatur, GA.; (she was born March 3, 1916; Died: June 11, 1997, Brevard, NC.) with four living children, at the time of her death, including twin boys: Doug and Don Wauchope, also Barbara and Bruce).   (Doug and his wife Susan live in Middleboro, MA.; Don and his wife Mary live in Pisgah Forest, NC; Barbara Wauchope and her husband Bill Humm live in Lee, NH., and David Bruce Wauchope lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

From the Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), June 13, 1907, page 7. 

Student picture, Hamden-Sydney College, 1898:
Three members of the Wauchope family attended Hampden-Sidney College:
Mrs. A.D. Wauchope's sister's wedding announcement, Sunday, June 14, 1942, Charleston News and Courier, South Carolina:
A.D. Wauchope as Candidate for the Ministry:
Richmond Times Dispatch, Octobr 25, 1906,  reports that A.D. Wauchope passed Ordination Exams and preached an acceptable sermon before the Lexington Presbytery:
Rev. A.D. Wauchope leaves for Durant Presbytery, Oklahoma, as reported in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Feb 10, 1910 (Note: they got his initials wrong: "A.S." instead of the correct "A.D."):
Rev. Arthur Douglas Wauchope, in 1910 Census:
One of Arthur Douglas Wauchope's earliest pastorates, was at the Presbyterian Church in Sulphur City, OK

Tucked in the rolling prairie of cross-timber country, Sulphur, Oklahoma is known as the gateway to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. One of three areas administered by the National Park Service, it was known to Native Americans as "the land of rippling waters" due to the mineral waters, streams, lakes and swimming holes crisscrossing the area.

Sulphur, Oklahoma is located at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains, on both the Santa Fe and the Frisco railroad lines. Many Indian legends and traditions are recounted in connection with the springs, that surround the county. The Indians knew of "Medicine Springs." Kickapoo Chiefs had taken their sick to the springs for 500 years. This would have been 41 years before Coronado, the Spaniard who arrived in the Oklahoma area in 1541.  During the Civil War, there were at least two refugee camps around the Springs.  One tribe was the Cherokee and the other was the Kickapoo.


The first Civilized Indians to be relocated west of the Mississippi was a band of Cherokees. They and the United States made the Hopewell Treaty in 1785 which forced them to relocate between the St. Francis and White Rivers in what now is known as Arkansas. At that time Oklahoma was known for its abundance of wild life. The south central part was tagged "Field of Eden." Many tribes hunted and fought there.


The Cherokees tangled with the Osages, coming down form Missouri; the Caddoes battled the Choctaws coming in from Mississippi. Near present-day Caddo, Oklahoma, the Choctaws won a battle, keeping the game they had killed.


The earliest date mentioning Sulphur was about 1867. In a report by George Conover, a member of the 6th United States Infantry, was going from Ft. Smith to Ft. Arbuckle when the group camped between present-day Sulphur and Davis. Cholera broke out and 28 men died. They were buried in shallow graves without coffins. He said there was not a house between Stonewall and Ft. Arbuckle.


In 1878, a White rancher named Noah Lael built his ranch house near the present park headquarters. Another rancher, Perry Froman, purchased Lael's ranch house in the future park area in 1881.


Fame of the curative powers of the mineral springs spread and people came as the influx of white settlers in the Chickasaw Nation mounted in the 1880's and 1890's.


The first store was established about 1891 and the town, named Sulphur Springs, began to develop. The U.S. Post Office was established on Oct.2, 1895.


In 1902 the government secured about 629 acres from the Chickasaws and called the area "Sulphur Springs Reservation." The town had to move, with the government paying for the abandoned houses.  Some moved out of the park area to the north on a hill on east side of Rock Creek. Others moved to the west side of the new "reservation" area, which proved to be a useless effort. Others moved south to where South Town is today.

In 1906, the Sulphur Springs Reservation was name changed to Platt National Park, named for U.S. Senator Orville H. Platt who was active in Indian affairs. The population of Sulphur Springs was 1198 in 1900.  The town boasted over 4,000 population at time of statehood in 1907.


In 1908, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf was established in East Sulphur.   In 1922, the Oklahoma Veteran's Hospital was established at the southwest corner of Platt National Park.


During 1871-1872, a freight and mail line ran from Boggy Depot (which is near where Rev. John Jeremiah Read is buried) to Caddo to Fort Sill, crossing Blue River at Nail's Crossing, Sulphur Springs, Cherokee Town, Pauls Valley, White Bead Hill, Beef Creek (Maysville), Erin Springs, Rush Springs, and Fort Sill.


About the same time, miners began working coal field around McAlester, and Texas began driving cattle herds to Kansas. By 1872, 4000,000 head passed through Indian Territory each year. Sulphur Springs lay between the famous Texas and Chisholm Trails, catching many of their "spillovers."


B. B. Haney, who became one of Sulphur's first policemen, reported about helping his mother and some cowboys drive a herd through Sulphur in 1877. He was only eight years old, but he remembered the game was plentiful.

There are accounts of Confederate veterans gathering at Sulphur Springs, church conventions, and cowboys. One specific account stated there were a store, a dwelling, and a blacksmith shop in 1890. Another said in 1894 there were a store and some 30 odd tents. About 1890, some fishermen built a clubhouse at the Springs for a place to eat and keep their gear locked. Soon they enlarged it, hired a cook, and brought their families. The building became too small so they sold it for the 1st. hotel.

It was providential that Rev. Wauchope was not in Sulphur in 1920, when a terrible Cyclone tore through the town and rendered much destruction.  I have seen the pictures of this, and it is heart-wrenching to look at.

Here are some pictures from the time Arthur Wauchope was at Sulphur, including the church (rebuilt in 1924) where he was pastor, and some of the Artesian Wells which my mother, Katharine Read, told me about seeing; explaining what they were and why they didn't stop running:

Rev. A.D. Wauchope was installed as Pastor of Bayless Memorial Presbyterian Church, Concord, NC (April 1912) (NOTE: The article misspelled the name of the church, as "Dayless" instead of the correct "Bayless."  ALSO: although the article does not state it, Rev. Wauchope was also Pastor of McKinnon Presbyterian Church at the same time.):
This Westminster Chapel was organized by First Presbyterian, Concord, NC and was named Bayless Memorial Presbyterian Church. This was the building where Rev. Wauchope began his ministry.  The article below follows Rev. Wauchope's farsightedness in moving/building a new church at the Kerr Street location (Photo and article below. Information from 75th Anniversary booklet, in public domain.).
Saturday, August 23, 1913, the Charlotte Observer, N.C., announced the Cabarrus Sunday School Convention held at Rocky River, with Rev. A.D. Wauchope:

The Hickory-Democrat April 29, 1915, indicates Rev. A.D. Wauchope, retiring as moderator:

Dr. A.D. Wauchope served as Pastor of
First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1916-1918:
Dr. Arthur Douglas "A.D." Wauchope was minister at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada (January 3, 1918-November 30, 1919).
Dr. Arthur Douglas Wauchope, portrait, when he was minister at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Photos of church, exterior and interior, below:

Brief History of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada (from their website):

Rev. A.D. Wauchope, January 4-15, 1922, held revival services at College Park, Georgia:
The Columbus Ledger, Monday October 2, 1922, announces Day Services with Dr. A.D. Wauchope:

Dr. A.D. Wauchope

October 4, 1922, Columbus Ledger (Columbus, Georgia): 

Dr. A. D. Wauchope at Vineville Presbyterian Church


November 6, 1922, Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia): 

Dr. A. D. Wauchope

January 24, 1923, Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia): 

Dr. A.D. Wauchope served as pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church,
Waycross, Georgia.
Dr. A.D. Wauchope served as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church,
Moultrie, Georgia

June 1, 1923-November 1926.
The church in Moultrie, Georgia has one of the largest pipe organs in the area: a 3 manual, 34 rank Schantz Pipe Organ.
First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Georgia, was the last church pastored by Dr. A.D. Wauchope:

Sunday, March 21, 1943 Paper: Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia)

Tuesday, March 17, 1931, the Macon Telegraph, Georgia, announces the death of Dr. A.D. Wauchope (NOTE: they accidentally reversed the first two initials of his name; they also list his day of death as 16, instead of 15 March):
Edna May Rohr Wauchope
was the daughter of T. T. Rohr and Amanda Catherine Clem Rohr.
She married The Rev. Arthur Douglas Wauchope (1878-1931)
on November 7, 1906.
She and Arthur had two children: Catherine Lois Wauchope (born September 18, 1907) and Arthur Douglas Wauchope, Jr.
(born October 18, 1912). 
Estate Papers of Edna May Wauchope:
Catherine Lois Wauchope
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.D. Wauchope.

Born: Sept. 18, 1907; Died: Sept 26, 2001, Columbus, Polk County, N.C. 
She married Thomas Napoleon Renshaw (son of Thomas Edward Renshaw, Bessie) (Thomas Renshaw was born Nov. 17, 1899,NC; died on March 21, 1981, and buried beside his wife Catherine). Catherine is buried in same cemetery as her mother.
When she was 22 years old, Catherine Lois Wauchope took a trip to England.  Here is her return passage/passport information:
Arthur Douglas Wauchope, Jr. birth record:
Arthur Douglas Wauchope, Jr. Draft Card Registration:

Arthur Douglas "Doug" Wauchope

(grandson of Dr. Arthur Douglas Wauchope, and twin brother of

Robert Donald "Don" Wauchope)

Brevard High School (1960 graduate) and

Freshman at

Brevard College, 1961:

Arthur Douglas "Doug" Wauchope was a talented musician. 

Douglas Wauchope performs bass trombone at the Old South Union Church, Pine Hurst, NC, in a Trombone and Organ recital: "Meditation for Trombone" by Hidas.

Dr. Arthur Douglas Wauchope was minister at St. Andrews, Nova Scotia in 1918.
Doug Wauchope visited visited there and they invited him to participate in the service: playing several preludes and an offertory.  This is the postlude, "Just a Closer Walk."  He said that he met two people in their 90's who's parents were baptized there by "A.D." (Dr. Arthur Douglas Wauchope).

Robert Donald "Don" Wauchope

(grandson of Arthur Douglas Wauchope

and twin brother of Doug Wauchope)

Brevard High School, Senior, 1960

Robert Donald Wauchope, graduated from University of North Carolina:
Don Wauchope, Professor, North Carolina State University
Dr. Robert Donald Wauchope:
ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals to Dr. Wauchope:
David "Bruce" Wauchope,
brother of Don and Doug, also attended Brevard College.  He was on the honor roll several times.

Samuel Kendrick Wauchope,
son of
Joseph W. Wauchope.

Samuel Kendrick Wauchope (pictured here with his wife, Olga, and son, Roe) was born in Appomattox county, Virginia, the oldest son of The Rev. Joseph W. Walkup/Wauchope and Katherine Ann Kendrick. He attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He came to Oklahoma in 1896, as a clerk in the Government Indian School. (See photo below).


He was married to Olga Nicoline Paulsen on July 25, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1920, at age 48, he was living in Hammon, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, working as a Cashier in a Bank. 

He and his family moved to Shawnee in 1922, where Mr. Wauchope entered business as a Merchant of a Feed and Seed Store.

In 1930, he was age 58, still in the Feed and Seed business, while his daughter, Marie, age 26, taught public school, another daughter, Carol, age 11, worked in the Seed Store, his son Martin, age 19, was a salesman in a shoe store, his brother-in-law, Martin Paulson (who lived with them) was age 51, and worked for a steam railroad.  Martin Paulson was a witness at Irene Waucope's wedding.  At one time, he lived in the now-ghost-town Sofia, New Mexico.

Mr. Wauchope was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church, which he served faithfully. He was a ruling elder for over twenty-one years, was a faithful Sunday school teacher, and a member of the choir. His evangelistic zeal and interest in souls were doubtless the means of bringing many to Christ. He possessed great humility, but was ever active in personal work. He was a member of Synod Committee on Evangelism and was sent by his Presbytery to the General Assembly.

Picture of S.K. WAUCHOPE at the Seger Indian School, Colony, Oklahoma.  He is on the second row, left end:
Others identified in above picture:

Schools - Indian - Seger - Faculty, L. to R.: Front Row: 1. Mrs. Shirk, 2. Peter Rathlaff, 3. Bertie Aspley, 4. Unid., Middle Row: 1. S.k. Wauchope, 2. Ida Stroud, 3. Supt. John Seger, 4. Miss Dittes, 5. Mrs. Anna Hoag (Nee Darlington), Back Row: 1. Unid., 2. A. Palmer, 3. Dr. J. Ballard, 4. Unid.

Samuel and Olga had five children:

Marie Karen Wauchope (June 18, 1903-September 10, 1994, buried in Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK.)

Roe Kendrick Wauchope (December 27, 1904-April 11, 1984, buried in Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK.)

Irene Katherine Wauchope Jenkins (1907-1960)

Martin Armstrong Wauchope (August 21, 1910-October 30, 1980, buried in Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK.) He married Marie Goodson in  Shawnee, OK, March 28 1937.

Olga Carol Wauchope Harper (1918-2010)

S.K. Wauchope puts house on the market, 1919:
S.K. Wauchope vouches for house sale in 1906:
From the "Colony Courier" DEC 1903:
Baptismal Record, Colony, OK, for Marie and Roe Kendrick Wauchope, children of S.K. Wauchope:
Baptismal Record, Colony, OK, for Irene, Ogla, Donald, and Beth Wauchope:
Son of Samuel Kendrick Wauchope, married Lola D., and their children were:
Lola Ruth and Charles Roe
Charles Roe Wauchope
son of Roe Kendrick Wauchope,

marriage license:

Charles Roe Wauchope attended Shawnee, OK High School.  This is his 1953 senior picture:
Charles Roe Wauchope, Shawnee, OK 1952 junior class picture:
Charles Roe Wauchope was named to the National Honor Society in his senior year:
Charles Roe Wauchope's Shawnee High School, OK club/school memberships:
Charles Roe Wauchope

Oct 26, 1935 - May 23, 2017 (Age 81)


Charles (Chuck) Wauchope was born in 1935 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Roe and Lola Wauchope. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1953. He attended college in New Mexico, and in 1957 moved to Seattle, WA to begin work at the Boeing Company. He also took classes at the University of Washington. In 1962 he married Vera Kanjer, and they had two sons - Jerry (b. 1962) and Tony (b. 1967). The family then resided in Federal Way, WA. In 1990, Charles retired from Boeing after 33 years. He enjoyed retirement and traveled around the world with his wife on vacations and cruises. He was an avid sports-watcher and enjoyed his Seahawks, Huskies, Sonics, and Mariners. He was the most loving husband, father, and grandfather, and was always willing to go out of his way to help people. His warmth, smile, and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.

Charles Roe Wauchope
worked at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site on "Project Sedan," July 6, 1962.
More information about Project Sedan, which Charles Wauchope was involved in:

Project Sedan, a Plowshare Program test, that promoted the application of nuclear explosives to develop peaceful uses for atomic energy, was conducted at the Nevada Test Site on July 6, 1962.

This cratering explosion, with a yield of 104 kilotons, displaced 12 million tons of earth and formed a 1,280-foot-diameter by 320-foot-deep crater in the desert floor, releasing seismic energy equivalent to 4.75 on the Richter Scale. The purpose of the Sedan explosion was to determine if nuclear devices could be used as cratering or earth moving mechanisms.

Here are two films that describe the project:

Martin Armstrong Wauchope
son of Samuel Kendrick Wauchope,

September 25, 1910, Baptism certificate:
Martin Armstrong Wauchope
Marriage Certificate:
Martin A. Wauchope was married in the Central Presbyterian Church (photo and story below) by the Rev. Chris Matheson, whose future wife (Sarah Hamilton) had taught Religious Education and Bible at the Oklahoma Presbyterian College for girls, Durant, Oklahoma, 1928-1933, where Katharine Rutherford Wauchope had attended. Rev. Matheson was on the board of trustees at Columbia Presbyterian Seminary; and later when Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, was on the board of trustees for the Oklahoma Presbyterian College for girls; and it was there he met his future wife; they married at Montreat, N.C.  Rev. Matheson came to Shawnee in 1919, from Gainesville, GA.  Martin Wauchope's brother, Roe Kendrick Wauchope, attended the ceremony.
Martin Armstrong Wauchope
1940 Census:
George A. Jenkins and Irene Wauchope
marriage license:

Obituary for Ogla Carol Wauchope Harper

Carol Harper, 91, died on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Unity Hospital with her loving family beside her.


She was born on May 24, 1918 in Colony, Okla., to Samuel Kendrick Wauchope and Olga Nicoline (Paulsen) Wauchope. She moved to Shawnee at age 6 and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1935.


As a young woman, she attended Oklahoma Baptist University, worked in the community, and sang on KGFF with the "Dixie Belles." She later worked in the civil service for the Navy and after being transferred to Dublin, Ga., met and married Thomas Edward Harper Jr. on Aug.5, 1944. She became a Navy wife and moved frequently as her young family grew. She and Ed had three children, Ken Allen, Carol Lynn, and Jane Marie.


After the death of her husband on Aug. 21, 1961, she returned to Oklahoma to raise her family with the support of her dear sister, Marie Wauchope. Carol found another loving family when she started working as an administrative assistant in various capacities at Oklahoma Baptist University. She retired in 1982 and greatly treasured the memories, friendships and shared faith of her years at OBU.


Carol will be remembered for her faith, courage, music, laughter and love. She was a source of strength and prayer for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church and her family had a longtime affiliation with the former Central Presbyterian Church.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Marie Wauchope and Irene Jenkins, and brothers, Roe Wauchope and Martin Wauchope. She is survived by her son, Ken Harper of Tulsa; daughers, Lynn Denslow of the home and Janie and Brad Humphrey of Tulsa; grandchildren, Kimberly Harper, Marc and Brooke Harper, Wesley and Beth Humphrey, all of Tulsa, Erin (Humphrey) and Allen Buck of Locust Grove, Jared Denslow of the home, Caroline (Denslow) Grubbs of Oklahoma City and Alan and Ladonna Denslow of Dallas. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, two neices and two nephews.


Service will be conducted by the Reverend Dave Lewis at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Resthaven Chapel with burial to follow. Memorial gifts can be made to United Presbyterian Church.

(Rev. and Mrs Frank Hughes, Jr. took our family to visit her near Shawnee one summer).

Here is a picture of me riding on a horse sitting behind one of my Wauchope cousins, during that visit:

Joseph Alleine Wauchope

Born in Winchester, VA, son of Joseph W. Wauchope, he was named for Joseph Alleine, a Puritan minister (see note below).

In the same class as his brother Samuel Kendrick Wauchope, at Hampden-Sidney College and with his nickname "Ally," he
was involved in the Philathropic Society, Class Football Eleven in his Senior Year; Speaker in the Sophomore-Freshman Exhibition in his Sophomore Year. 

He later went to the University of Missouri and did graduate work.  In 1912 he wrote a Laboratory Manual in Physics, which was published by Scott, Foresman and Company. 

He first married Winifred Tiffany of St. Paul, on January 1, 1900, whom he had met at Humboldt High School, when he was teaching science at the time.  She died November 27, 1923. (They had a daughter Joyce Maurine "Lucie" born: October 3, 1900, died: June 23, 1988, who married Joseph Fredrick "Fred" Boxmeyer, and they had two children.) 

Joseph later married Mabel Regan (who died February 10, 1974).  Joyce Boxmeyer is buried  in Acacia Partk Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota.  In 1940, she lived with her husband, Fred, at 1789 Harvester St, St. Paul, MN.  Joyce and Fred's children: Joseph, Winifred, and Fredrick.


Joseph first taught at Marshalltown, Iowa; then entered business in Marinette, Wisconsin.
New research into the Wauchope/Rutherford family tree indicates that Joseph Alleine Wauchope was a direct descendant of the Minister for whom he was named:
The 1900 Census indicates he was living in Wisconsin:
In 1930, he lived at 202 Winifred St,
St. Paul, MN:
Joseph Wauchope worked briefly for the
Carpenter & Cook Company (Pictured above).

After teaching in Ashland, Wisconsin, he went to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1906, to teach physics in the Mechanic Arts High School.  (See picture below).

Having previously been head of the Science Department at Humboldt High School, in 1914, he was appointed principal at the high school in Humboldt. (See pictures below).


He was briefly Boy Scout Commissioner in St. Paul (1910-1913), later resuming his duties as Humboldt principal. (A picture of him in Scout Uniform, appears below).


He died at the St. Paul Hotel on January 3, 1947, after a brief illness and is buried in the Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, next to his wife Mabel.

Members of the St. Paul Municipal Hike Club.
(This club is still in existence, as of 2016). 

L to R:
Fred Boxmeyer (husband), Joyce Wauchope Boxmeyer (Fred's wife, and daughter of Joseph A. Wauchope),
Grace Cummings Villars and her husband Gerald. 
Taken aprox. 1924.

Fred Boxmeyer was a past President
for 2 non-consecutive terms, of the Hike Club:

The Founder of the Hike Club was Grace Cummings Villiars (seen in the picture above, with her husband Gerald, and  Mr. and Mrs. Boxmeyer):

Brief Description

Of the Hike Club

If you enjoy the outdoors, like viewing scenery, the progression of local architecture, and want to share the company with others who desire staying physically fit, our club may be right for you.  If you’re 18 or older, you are welcome.  This is your invitation and there is no fee for guests.  Besides all that, we have fun together.  Since 1921, the St Paul Hiking Club has been a valuable and unique asset to the people of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sunday hikes start at 2:30 pm and cover about 5 miles, taking approximately 2 hours.

Tuesday hikes start at 7:30 pm. and cover about 3 miles, which takes approximately 75 minutes.  Beginning in December through March, there are daytime hikes on Tuesday at 11:30 AM. Nighttime hikes are not offered December thru March.

"IN OUR 95TH YEAR-SOME HISTORY" (Newspaper article)


A joint hike with the Minneapolis hiking club was held on Saturday, February 17, 1923 from the University campus to the Agricultural School. The combined group ate at the cafeteria and danced to the Minneapolis Hiker’s orchestra. In the following years, joint hikes of the two clubs were held on numerous occasions. On a few joint gatherings, there were walking contests to see which club could supply the fastest hiker over a specified distance. At one time the St. Paul club became aware of a very fast walker and had him join the club so that St. Paul could win the contest.


From: A History of the St. Paul Municipal Hiking Club 1921-1960 by Irving W. Kendall

Joseph A. Wauchope receives first unusual teaching certificate ever issued

From the “Mexico Weekly Ledger,” (Mexico, Mo.) August 12, 1897:

Joseph Wauchope first taught school in Marshalltown, Iowa
Joseph Wauchope taught at Ashland, Wisconsin
Mechanic Arts High School, 1910:
Mechanic Arts High School, 1916:
Joseph Wauchope taught here at the Mechanic Arts High School, St. Paul, MN.
Joseph A. Wauchope taught evening classes in Electrical Engineering and Physics:
While at Mechanic Arts, he spent the summer of 1912, in additional studies at Cornell University:
Joseph Wauchope was principal at Humboldt
(He worked in the building pictured at the bottom right. It is the oldest public high School in St. Paul.)

Humboldt High School was named for Baron Alexander Von Humboldt, a German scientist.  He was also an explorer, geographer, and diplomat, and known as the last universal person.  Humboldt has served the West Side community since 1889.  The school building has grown to 316,000 square feet on 16 acres. 

The oldest portion of the current facility was built in 1909.  Additions were made in 1924 and 1959.  The newest portion opened in the fall of 1976 as an educational complex for grades 7 – 12.  In the fall of 1981 Humboldt Senior High became a four-year school with the inclusion of 9th grade students.  Humboldt Junior High maintained grades 7 and 8.  In 1982 the two schools formed Humboldt Secondary Complex of grades 7 – 12.

Humbolt High School, 1915:
While Principal of Humboldt High School, he participated in a major educational school
survey of 1917:

Humbolt High School, 1920:


Former Marshalltown Girl Died in St. Paul

Word of the death in St. Paul Tuesday of Mrs. J.A. Wauchope was received in a telegram from Mr. Wauchope to his brother-in-law, Cady J. Moffatt, which came Tuesday afternoon. Altho the cause of death was not stated in the message, the presumption is that the end was due to some complication resulting from organic heart disease, with which Mrs. Wauchope had been suffering for several years.

Mrs. Wauchope was formerly Miss Winifred Tiffany of this city, and has many friends here. She was born in Union Oct. 29, 1879, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Tiffany. The daughter Winifred received her education here, was graduated from the high school with the class of 1898, and on Jan. 1, 1900, became the wife of Mr. Wauchope, who was at the head of the science department of the high school here. Most of the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Wauchope has been passed in St. Paul, where Mr. Wauchope is principal of the Humboldt high school. The Wauchope home is at 135 Western avenue.

In addition to her husband and one daughter, Mrs. F.J. Boxmeyer, of St. Paul, Mrs. Wauchope is survived by her father who lives in Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Moffatt and Mrs. C.W. Ostdiek, the latter of Hibbing, Minn.; and one brother, Arthur Tiffany, of San Francisco.

Funeral services will be held from the Wauchope home Friday afternoon, and burial will be in St. Paul.

Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt left early this morning for St. Paul to be present at the funeral.

          ---Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Nov. 28, 1923

The architectural significance of the Joseph Wauchope house in St. Paul:

Observations on Architectural Styles, Part 3

St. Paul West Side Hike

Assembled by

Lawrence A. Martin



262 Winifred Street West: Built in 1915. The structure is a one story, 1296 square foot, six room, one bathroom, aluminum/vinyl-sided bungalow, with a detached garage. The 1930 city directory indicates that Joseph A. Wauchope, the principal at Humboldt High School, and his wife, Mabel Wauchope, resided at this address. The property was last sold in 2005 with a sale price of $200,000. The current owner of record of the property is Cynthia L. Mills and the current owners of record of the property are Bonnie A. Ohare Graff and Robert C. Ohare Graff.

Attending the University of Minnesota, in 1928, Mrs. Mabel Regan Wauchope (wife of Joseph A. Wauchope), was a member of Pi Lambda Theta. (Listed in right-hand column, at bottom.)  Founded in 1910, Pi Lamba Theta is one of the most prestigious education honor societies.
Edward Houston Wauchope,
son of
Joseph W. Wauchope
Ed Wauchope took part in a local drama group, Colony, OK.

The Herald-Sentinel. (Cloud Chief, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, March 12, 1897

Ed Wauchope was written up in Oklahoman Newspaper, July 26, 1910:
A news story in the "Colony Courier" for September 1910:
A news story appeared in the "Colony Courier" for April 4, 1912, which gives us a clue as to where Edward Houston Wauchope was living before he died:
Edward Houston Wauchope returned to Oklahoma, from his residence in New Mexico, suffering from Typhoid Fever he contracted there.  He returned to Clinton, OK, and was admitted to the Clinton Hospital, where he died 10 days later.  He was sick for a total of 28 days.

Death Certificate:
Rev. William Crawford "Bill" Wauchope, son of Joseph W. Wauchope, and his first wife,
Anne Elizabeth "Beth" McLeod

Bill married Anne Elizabeth "Beth" McLeod (b. 8 Mar 1884, d. 14 Jun 1943) on May 25, 1908 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Beth was the daughter of  Rev. Donald B Mcleod and Stella B. Dyer.  Rev. McLeod was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

They had one son, Donald M. Wauchope (Born April 1909, in the Seger Township, WashitaCounty, Colony, Oklahoma, where his father was a minister at the Seger Indian Training School), who drowned when he was 16 years old, when the family was living in Concord, N.C.

Bill Wauchope was the son of The Rev. Joseph Walker Walkup/Wauchope and Katherine Ann Kendrick. He graduated from Hampden-Sidney College in 1900, where he had been a charter member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He then attended Harvard Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1908. He served as the pastor of Columbia Memorial Church, in Colony, OK, in the War Work Council Y.M.C.A., as religious secretary at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, GA., and as assistant camp secretary at Fort Moultrie, SC. He was also a missionary to Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia. He also served as Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, in the Concord, N.C. area.

Bill later married Bess Thompson (b. 29 Mar 1878, d. 7 Jun 1968). They lived in Concord, NC, where he died in 1975.

Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr., his wife Katharine (Read) and their two sons, Jim and Joe, visited with Bill and his second wife Bess, before they passed away.

Newspaper articles about the death of Donald Wauchope, "The Concord Times," June 8, 1925:
Notice that one news article refers to the lake where Donald drowned as the "wicked" lake.  There have been many drownings through the years at this lake.  Some have occurred in the 21st Century.  Here are pictures and maps of the lake and Whiteville, NC area:
Both boys and girls have drowned in this lake; it has a bad history.
Even with all the boating accidents and drownings, the local community sponsors a "Take the Lake" 4 mile swimming event every Labor Day. I hardly think Rev. Wauchope would approve. Here are some pictures:
A letter to Katharine Anne Read Hughes, from her Uncle Bill Wauchope:
William Crawford Walkup (Wauchope) birth record.  Keep in mind that their family name was later changed back to "Wauchope."
W.C. Wauchope attended Hampden-Sidney College, and Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA:

WAUCHOPE, William Crawford ('00): Present address, Concord, N. C.; with War Work Council Y. M. C. A. from April 1, 1918, to Dec. 31, 1918; religious secretary at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga., and assistant camp secretary at Fort Moultrie, S. C.

William C. Wauchope: Marriage license to first wife, Annie E. McLeod. Service was performed by her father, Rev. Donald McLeod:

Photo (below) of Rev. Donald B. McLeod: father of Annie Elizabeth McLeod Wauchope.  He was former pastor of Orwell and Zion Presbyterian Churches, Prince Edward Island, Canada, before going to Union Square Presbyterian Church, Sommerville, Mass.

William Crawford Wauchope, Death Certificate:
Death Certificate for W.C. Wauchope's first wife:
His second wife was Bess Thompson Sherrill.
Marriage Certificate:

Bess Thompson Wauchope
Death Certificate:
Information about Bess Thompson's father and mother: 
James C. Thompson, born 1844, in Lancaster, S.C., he was a carpenter by trade; was an Elder in Second Presbyterian Church, Concord, NC.  His wife's name was Harriett. His father was Robert Thompson and he was married to Jane Faulkner.

Information about Bess Thompson's first husband, Edmond Gibson Sherrill:
He was born April 6, 1876, Rowan County, NC; died March 27, 1936, Concord, NC.  His father was Moses Osborne Sherrill and mother was Margaret Jane Rose.  Edmond had 7 brothers and 2 sisters.  Moses Sherrill was born April 13, 1832, Catawba County, NC; died September 5, 1915. He was a CSA POW. When Moses O. Sherrill died, he was buried in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kannapolis, NC.
Moses Osborne Sherrill: marriage license to Martha Jane Rose:
Moses Sherrill, death certificate:

From THE KAPA ALPHA journal, Vol. 25 (which has correct location {W.VA.} of his first pastorate):


Tygarts Valley Church, also known as Tygarts Valley Presbyterian Church, (in the Horton, W.VA. area) was the first pastorate of Rev. William Crawford Wauchope.  (Today, this church is one of three small churches served by one "Circuit Rider" Presbyterian minister).


Some information about this church:

The November 21, 1912 Daily Oklahoman Newspaper (OK City) reported Rev. W.C. Wauchope spoke at this mission program (see last paragraph).
Rev. Wauchope was pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Whiteville, NC, in 1925, the year his son died of a drowning accident:
Here is an article about a marriage Rev. Wauchope performed, Dec 30, 1925; his wife provided the music:
By 1930, Rev. Wauchope was living in Buford City, Gwinnett County, Georgia.
1930 Census:
Rev. William Wauchope

(in later years)

Bill Wauchope stands on an American Tank and

speaks to returning Veterans

(Polk County News and the Tyron Bee, May 9, 1919)

William Crawford Wauchope: second marriage to Bess Sherrill:
Bess Thompson was previously married to Edmond Gibson Sherrill:
Edmond G. Sherrill draft registration card:
Edmond G. Sherrill death certificate:
Bess Thompson Sherrill Wauchope
death certificate:
Mary Armstrong Wauchope Rhea
(next to youngest child of Joseph Walker Walkup {Wauchope})

Mary Armstrong Wauchope Rhea, widow of Rev. Alfred “Alf” Long Rhea, Presbyterian Minister, died, May 8, 1948, age 64, at home of her daughter, Mrs. Mayes Webb in Hickory Withe.

Born, July 25, 1884, in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, she lived in Somerville, TN, 45 years. Mary was next to the youngest child of The Rev. Joseph Walker Walkup/Wauchope. 

(SHE WAS THE SISTER OF Katharine Rutherford Wauchope, who married Rev. J. Leighton Read).

She was a member the Presbyterian Church and a librarian at the Fayette County Library.  She married Rev. Alfred Long Rhea, a Presbyterian minister.

At the time of her death she was survived by three other daughters:  Mrs. James Dancy, Dancyville, Mrs. Leland Barker, Marianna, Arkansas, and Miss Josephine Rhea, Somerville. Also survived by a son, James T. Rhea, Gallatin, Tennessee, a sister, Mrs. J. Leighton (Wauchope) Read, Norman, Oklahoma, and a brother, W. C. Wauchope, Somerville, TN.

She is buried Somerville Cemetery,


Mary Wauchope

(in earlier years)

Rev. Alfred Long Rhea

From Alfred's obituary: "To James and Fannie M. Rhea at their plantation on December 5, 1879, was born a baby boy, Alfred Long Rhea. As a child he attended Shady Grove Sunday School. Growing older he came to Somerville with his parents and at age of 12 united with Presbyterian Church. He went from public school at Williston to Clarksville, graduating in 1902. Also studied and graduated at Union Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. January 1, 1907, he was married to Mary Armstrong Wauchope. To them were born five children, JAMES TAYLOR, KATHERINE KENDRICK, MARY FRANCES, ELLEN PRESTON, and JOSEPHINE WAUCHOPE. He served Tunica and Clarksdale, Mississippi, Orwood and Wapanucha, Oklahoma, as a Presbyterian minister. He was a teacher of Bible at Durant, Oklahoma. Called home on account of the death of his father, he took over his father's lumber business. Continued preaching at Denmark, Stanton and Mason until they were able to call full time ministers. Died July 23, 1925, when summons to 'Come Up Higher' came.
Rev. Alfred Long Rhea and his wife, Mary Wauchope Rhea, with two of their children: Mary Francis (being held by Alfred)
and Katherine.

Alfred Long Rhea


Birth:            Dec. 5, 1879

Death:           Jul. 22, 1925

Fayette County

Tennessee, USA


Family links:


  James Taylor Rhea (1847 - 1914)

  Mary Frances Rhea Rhea (1848 - 1927)



  Mary Wauchope Rhea (1884 - 1948)



  Josephine Wauchope Rhea Thomas (1921 - 2009)



  James W. Rhea (1876 - 1876)

  Alfred Long Rhea (1879 - 1925)

  Howard Matthew Rhea (1889 - 1958)

  Abel Rhea (1890 - 1892)



Somerville Cemetery


Fayette County

Tennessee, USA

Mary Armstrong Wauchope Rhea (seated left), with two of her daughters,

Katherine [Mrs. Mayes Lyle Webb](seated)

and Josephine [Mrs. William Allen Thomas] (standing),

and her only son, James Taylor Rhea (standing).

Mary Armstrong Wauchope (center) with her four daughters.

Clockwise from top: Mary Francis [Dancy],

Josephine Wauchope [Thomas], Ellen Preston [Barker],

 and Katherine Kendrick [Webb].


James Taylor and Mary Francis Rhea with four of their six children: Alfred Long Rhea (front row far right), Howard Matthew, Mary Ellen, and James Dysart (left to right on back row). Their first son, James (born 1876) died as an infant. Their last son, Abel (born 1890), died at two years of age.

Rev. Alfred Long Rhea:
JAMES TAYLOR RHEA (Father of Alfred Long Rhea):
He was the son of James Dysart Rhea and Elizabeth Juliet Carter. He was a lumber dealer and President of Somerville Bank and Trust Company, member of the Presbyterian church, and educated at King College in Bristol, Tennessee. He was married to Mary Frances Rhea the daughter of Matthew and Mary (Looney) Rhea. Returning from church he passed through his back premises and to a chicken yard gate near his neighbor's back yard. The neighbor mistook Mr. Rhea for a horse thief and shot him. 

Able Rhea  (Brother of Alfred Long Rhea)


Birth:            Jan. 22, 1890


Fayette County

Tennessee, USA

Death:           Jul. 5, 1892


Fayette County

Tennessee, USA


Died of cholera infantum. He was the son of James T. and Mary Frances (Rhea) Rhea. He names may have been Abe L. Rhea. This is taken from the tombstone and is hard to decipher. This would be consistent with an uncle named Abraham Looney Rhea and a great-grandfather Abraham Looney.


Family links:


  James Taylor Rhea (1847 - 1914)

  Mary Frances Rhea Rhea (1848 - 1927)

Josephine Wauchope Rhea Thomas

Birth:            Jul. 5, 1921


Fayette County

Tennessee, USA

Death:           Oct. 29, 2009


Hamilton County

Tennessee, USA


Josephine Rhea Thomas passed away Thursday morning, October 29, 2009, at a local Chattanooga, Tenn. hospital as a result of recent medical problems. She was 88 years old.


Josephine was born and raised in Somerville, Tenn. She attended Fayette County Schools, playing on the basketball team and graduating as valedictorian in 1939. She attended Southwestern in Memphis (now Rhodes College) and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1943. She worked as a X-ray technician in Oak Ridge during WWII and in Riverside, Calif., after the war. She returned to West Tennessee to work at Kennedy Hospital in 1947.


She married William A. Thomas, of Whiteville, Tenn., in 1950 (deceased) who became a Jackson, Tenn., architect from the 1950s through the late 1990s.


She was an active member of First Methodist Church of Jackson and involved with the Jackson Hoe and Hope Garden Club for many years. For the past four years she has been attending Burks Methodist Church in Hixson.


She is survived by three sons, William A. "Bill" Thomas Jr., of Chattanooga, James Robert "Bob" Thomas, of Maryville, Tenn., Brian Rhea Thomas, of Knoxville; and seven grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2009, from the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with the Rev. Paul Clayton officiating.


Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Burial will take place following the service at Melrose Cemetery in Whiteville, Tenn., with the Rev. David Weatherly.


George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel.


Family links:


  Alfred Long Rhea (1879 - 1925)

  Mary Wauchope Rhea (1884 - 1948)



  William Allen Thomas (1922 - 2008)



Melrose Cemetery


Hardeman County

Josephine Wauchope Rhea's marriage to William Allen Thomas, was conducted by Rev. William C. Wauchope:
My Mother told me that "Wauchope" was a Welsh word meaning "Valley of Hope."  The picture (above) is "The Valley of Hope," in Wales.
The Wauchope Scottish Tartan:
Joseph Walker Walkup (brother of Samuel Houston Walkup) (December 28, 1826- December 31, 1903).  He was married first, to Jennie Armstrong; and second, to Kate Henrich.

Son of Rev Samuel and Mary Todd Houston Wauchope. Married (1) Jane Wilson Armstrong, and (2) Katherine Ann Kendrick.




  Samuel Walkup (1783 - 1852)

  Maria Todd Houston Walkup (1798 - 1874)



  Jane Wilson Armstrong Wauchope (1834 - 1862)

  Katherine Kendrick Wauchope (1845 - 1925)



  George Armstrong Wauchope (1862 - 1943)

  Samuel Kendrick Wauchope (1871 - 1945)

  William Crawford Wauchope (1880 - 1975)



  Joseph Walker Wauchope (1826 - 1903)

  Matthew Henry Walkup (1829 - 1909)

  Samuel Houston Walkup (1842 - 1908)

He served as a Chaplain for the Confederacy during the Civil War (Virginia 9th Infantry Regiment) (Source: Archives, Library of Virginia: Confederate rosters/microfilm, v.1-20, reel 1-10).
He appears in the "Cloaks from the Colonnade" listing of the Washington & Lee University {Washington College} as one of those who served as Chaplain in the Civil War:

Brown, Abraham Burwell
Brown, Henry
Brown, John C
Coiner, David Holmes
Craig, J Newtown
Gilmer, George H.
Hamilton, Alexander L.
Hickman, William P.
Houston, William W.
Lacy, Beverly Tucker
Lacy, Drury
Lyle, George Tate
McCue, Paul Carrington
Miller, Charles A.
Preston, Thomas Lewis
Walkup, Joseph Walker
White, Henry Martin

He was pastor of High Bridge Presbyterian Church, 1867-1890.  ("Walkup" is a different spelling for "Wauchope" but is the same family).

He was Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Virginia.

It was Joseph who changed the spelling of his last name to "Walkup" and used that for most of his life. His son George Armstrong Wauchope changed it back to the original Scottish name, where it has remained.

Samuel Houston Walkup, C.S.A.
("The Valley Regulators" Company K, 11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry)  (James D. Walkup and Matthew Walkup served in the same company with him.)
Samuel Houston Walkup was wounded, first in the Battle of Williamsburg, in both hands, and in his side; and again in the battle of Drury's Bluff where he was shot through his left lung. 
James Walkup was wounded at First Manassas. (Source: p.37-38, Muster Rolls)
(Photo of Gravestone and Iron Cross C.S.A.)
Samuel Houston Walkup, Confederate records:
The May 8, 1904 issue of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA, had an article about the Houston--Walkup--Wauchope family tree.  It is in the attached pfd file below:

Katherine Ann Kendrick

was born at Matin Hill in Strasburg, Virginia. Her father was Samuel Kendrick (11 Jun 1802 - 8 Jun 1859). Her mother was Clarinda Spengler (3 Feb 1818 - 13 May 1851), daughter of Capt. Anthony Spengler (29 Dec 1774 - 29 Jun 1834) of Strasburg, VA. (My mother, Katharine Read Hughes, did some research on the Spengler family, which can be found on this webpage).

On June 23, 1869, Kate (as she was called) married The Rev. Joseph Walker Walkup/Wauchope (28 Dec 1826 - 30 Dec 1903), a widower with a son, George. Joseph and Kate then had five sons and two daughters of their own. One of these daughters was Mary Armstrong Wauchope, wife of Alfred Long Rhea, who is also buried in Somerville Cemetery, Fayette County, TN.

Matthew Henry Walkup (Wauchope)
son of Samuel and Maria Todd Houston Walkup, born January 1829, Rockbridge County, VA.  Died: November 21, 1909, Sinks Grove, Monroe County, WVA.  He was a teacher and a merchant; also served in the Confederate army ("The Valley Regulators" Company K, 11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry).

His brothers: Joseph Walker Wauchope, who married Kate Kendrick (1826-1903), Rutherford Houston Walkup (1831-1833), and Samuel Houston Walkup (1842-1908).

First wife: Clara Cynthia Byrnside (1838-1852) (Daughter of James, a merchant, and Eliza Byrnside); second wife: Elizabeth Ann Bickett (1829-1895).  Children: Mariah Houston Walkup Peck (September 28 1860-September 12, 1939).  Mariah
married Erastus Henderson Peck (1854-1927) Children: Sarah Catherine Peck Feshman, Mary Houston Peck Fleshman).

Infant Walkup (Samuel Byrnside Walkup) of Matthew Henry Walkup and Clara Cynthia Byrnside (1862-1862), Kate May Walkup Ballard (1864-1944), Nannie Jane Walkup Stuart (1870-1959). Also, a son, Michael Henry Walkup (1872-1960).
Infant Walkup (Samuel Byrnside Walkup) (died of pneumonia):
Kate May Walkup Ballard was born May 1864, Union, Monroe County, WVA.  Died January 23, 1944 in Hinton, Summers County, WVA.  She had 4 children: 2 who died in infancy; also, Margaret Byrnside Ballard (1900-1976), and Helen Houston Ballard Clark (1902-1972).

Kate May Ballard death certificate:
Mariah Houston Walkup Peck death certificate:
Nannie Jane Walkup Stuart death certificate:
Erastus Henderson Peck death certificate:
Mariah Houston Walkup marriage license:
Matthew Henry Walkup's 2 marriages:
Before her marriage to Matthew Henry Walkup, Elizabeth Ann Bickett was first married to Pvt. Joshua Leach, born 1836 in Monroe County, WVA, died: May 23, 1862.  He served in the Virginia Monroe Light Artillery Battery (Captain Bryan's Company), having enlisted in VA.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Lewisburg, and is buried in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church cemetery; later moved to a memorial in a mass grave after the war. (His parents: Robert Wilson Leach (1813-1897) and Susanna Young Leach (1817-1888).

It is interesting to note that Elizabeth Ann Bickett had a brother, Michael Bickett (1831- February 29, 1888) who was also a Confederate soldier, a Pvt. in Bryan's VA. Battery. He took up farming, never married, and died from pneumonia on the same day as his mother, Nancy.  
Confederate Muster Rolls for Rockbridge County, VA.  Note the Walkup (Wauchope) family members listed.
Wauchope and Rutherford family tree information:
(Key to understanding the connection between the Wauchope, Rutherford, and Kendrick families). 
(My grandmother's middle name was Rutherford).

Katharine Rutherford Wauchope (mother of Mrs. Frank Hughes, Jr.) was born in Capon Bridge, WVA. 
Here are some more pictures from that town:
Religious Music and Photographs,
in memory of the Wauchope family heritage from Wales and Scotland.
More information about Wauchope family tree from Scotland:
Wauchope Forest, Scotland

Wauchope Forest is criss-crossed with trails that are great for walking, cycling and horse riding. Some lead you beside a babbling burn and through mixed woodland where you might spot red squirrels in the canopy and goshawks overhead. Others take you up to open ground with panoramic views of the border country and the Cheviot Hills.

Wauchope lies either side of the B6357, which links Bonchester Bridge and Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders.

The course of the Hyndlee Burn was changed when a new forest road was built here. The burn is now carefully managed to make it as natural as possible and attractive to wildlife. Look into the water near the Wauchope Entrance car park to see how logs have been placed in the water to create still pools, which attract fish, insects and birds.

Wauchope’s woods are planted with plenty of clearings to help rare and threatened wildlife feel at home. Black grouse, goshawk, and juniper are priority species in this area. (Source: Scotland Forestry Commission)

Wauchope Forest (indicated by red dot) is very close to the Scottish/English border, seen in lower right-hand corner, from this satellite map.

Niddrie House: Wauchope family home, Scotland

Major General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope (1846–1899), CB, CMG, Order of Medijieh

(Painting by John Alfred Horsburgh)

Oil painting, ‘No Surrender: The Black Watch at Magersfontein’, 1900, by Frank Feller, tells the story of the gallant leadership of General Wauchope:
Grave of Major General Wauchope

Monument Cemetery, near Matjiesfontein:

The historic Monument Cemetery lies 10km west of Matjiesfontein (towards Cape Town).  The cemetery is a popular stop for Anglo-Boer War enthusiasts and history buffs. The two obelisks on the koppie encourage many other tourists to stop and explore. One was erected in memory of George Maxwell Grant, killed in a rail accident, and the other is a British Army memorial in honour of Major-General Andrew Wauchope, affectionately known as "Red Mick." A hero of Scotland, he was killed at the Battle of Magersfontein, near Kimberley, during the Anglo-Boer War. Wauchope’s grave in the cemetery below is marked by a simple sandstone memorial erected by his wife Jean. Nearby are the graves of James D Logan, founder of Matjiesfontein, and his wife Emma. Their daughter, Catherine, son, Daddy Jim, and several other family members lie nearby. In the cemetery are many historic graves, including that of English cricketer Edward Alfred Lohmann, considered to have been one of the world’s greatest all-rounders ever.

(You can read about The Boer War, in which General Wauchope was killed in the book, "The Great Boer War" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was also the author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries).

Stone carved 'celtic' style cross monument on a stepped base dedicated to Major General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope of Niddrie Marischal house and situated immediately in front of the South elevation of the Niddrie Mill Primary School, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Inscription reads  "In sacred memory of Major General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope of Niddrie Marischal, who fell in battle at Magersfontein, South Africa, 8th December 1899 while gallantly leading The Highland Brigade" "Erected by the miners of Niddrie, the Tenants of Niddrie Estate and by other friends...." The Cross was designed by T. T. Paterson and carved in pink Correnne granite by William Beveridge in 1900.  

In the centre of Town Yetholm village green is the memorial to Major-General Andrew Wauchope of Niddrie, Yetholm. It bears the inscription:

'Erected by the inhabitants of Yetholm and other friends in memory of General Wauchope, CB, CMG of Yetholm, who fell in battle while leading his troops at Magersfontein, 11th Dec 1899.'

About the town of Yetholm:  originally there was a route through the hills to England, so Yetholm was the 'place at the gate', from the old Scots 'yett' meaning a gate, and 'holm' or 'ham' the Anglo-Saxon for a settlement.

Wauchope Community Hall

Situated in Town Yetholm, the hall is in the building which was the one in which the Yetholm Border View United Presbyterians held their worship before they amalgamated with the Free Church, to become Yetholm St James' United Free Church, probably just before the Great War, and used the St James Church building for their services. The ground on which the hall stands was presented to the original church by Wauchope of Niddrie Marischal. The hall, today, is run by a group of Trustees who have kept the facilities up to the highest modern standards. It is the major meeting place and is used by all the local groups, including the WRI, the badminton club etc. The hall is also the venue for the Horticultural Show.

Information on the Wauchope family from "The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the Royal Families of Europe."


    Agnes  d. 19 Mar 1901

    Alasdair William  b. 1992

    Alice Margaret  b. 1990

    Alicia  d. 1885



    Amy Octavia  d. 21 May 1949


    Andrew  d. 1730

    Andrew  d. 1813



    Andrew Dermod  b. 11 Feb 1932

    Andrew Gilbert of Niddrie  b. 5 Jul 1846, d. 11 Dec 1899

    Andrew Maxey  b. 13 Dec 1890, d. 1987

    Andrew of Niddrie

    Andrew of Niddrie

    Andrew of Niddrie  b. 1735

    Andrew of Niddrie  b. 6 Dec 1818, d. 22 Nov 1874

    Andrew of Niddrie Marischal

    Angus  b. 10 Mar 1995




    Anne  d. 13 Jul 1852


    Anne  d. 23 Apr 1879



    Anne  d. 14 Jul 1877

    Anne Jean  b. 14 Jan 1922

    Anne Julia  d. 1963

    Anne Margaret  d. 1811

    Archibald of Niddrie

    Archibald of Niddrie Marischal  d. c 1598


    Barbara Marion

    Beatrice  b. a 1510, d. c 1554

    Brian Murray Xavier  b. 1 Sep 1936, d. 1993

    Caroline  d. 24 Dec 1914

    Catherine Baldock  b. 8 Sep 1819, d. Jul 1879

    Charles Edward  d. 16 Jul 1969

    Charlotte Agnes  d. 18 Jul 1958

    David  b. 1770, d. 16 Feb 1826

Reverend David Maitland Wauchope1

M, #371509, b. 4 March 1864, d. 1947



Last Edited=7 Oct 2009

     Reverend David Maitland Wauchope was born on 4 March 1864.1 He was the son of Reverend David Wauchope and Julia Caroline Maitland.2 He married Ethel Sarah Stewart, daughter of Lewis Maxey Stewart, on 17 July 1888.1 He died in 1947.1

     He graduated from Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandG, with a Master of Arts (M.A.)1 He was the Rector between 1905 and 1907 at Elstead, Surrey, EnglandG.1

Children of Reverend David Maitland Wauchope and Ethel Sarah Stewart

          Andrew Maxey Wauchope+2 b. 13 Dec 1890, d. 1987

          Oswald Stewart Wauchope+2 b. 2 Jul 1897, d. 1956


1.        [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1166. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

2.        [S37] BP2003. [S37]


Anne Wauchope1

F, #122058, d. 13 July 1852



Last Edited=7 Oct 2009

Consanguinity Index=0.05%

     Anne Wauchope was the daughter of Reverend David Wauchope and Anne Wauchope.1,2 She married Captain John de Courcy Agnew, son of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 7th Bt. and Madeline Carnegie, on 30 October 1849.1 She died on 13 July 1852, without issue.1

     From 30 October 1849, her married name became Agnew.1


1.        [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 47. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

2.        [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Reverend David Wauchope1

M, #122059, b. 1770, d. 16 February 1826


Last Edited=8 Nov 2014

     Reverend David Wauchope was born in 1770.2 He was the son of John Wauchope and Anne Margaret Erskine.2 He married, firstly, Mary Dick, daughter of Sir William Dick, 4th Bt. and Joanna Douglas, on 2 September 1808 at Newton, Midlothian, Scotland.2,3 He married, secondly, Anne Wauchope, daughter of Andrew Wauchope of Niddrie and Alicia Baird, on 15 August 1821.2 He died on 16 February 1826.2

     He was the Rector at Warkton, Northamptonshire, EnglandG.2 He had son by his first wife (who died young) and another son and daughter by his second wife (who also both died young).2

Children of Reverend David Wauchope and Anne Wauchope

          Anne Wauchope1 d. 13 Jul 1852

          Reverend David Wauchope+2 b. 16 Apr 1825, d. 3 Feb 1911


1.        [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 47. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

2.        [S37] BP2003. [S37]

3.        [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."

Andrew Maxey Wauchope1

M, #371512, b. 13 December 1890, d. 1987



Last Edited=7 Oct 2009

     Andrew Maxey Wauchope was born on 13 December 1890.1 He was the son of Reverend David Maitland Wauchope and Ethel Sarah Stewart.2 He married Mary Veronica Fisher, daughter of Daniel Fisher, on 6 March 1918.1 He died in 1987.1

Children of Andrew Maxey Wauchope and Mary Veronica Fisher

          Deirdre Veronica Wauchope2 b. 1921

          Michael Andrew Anthony Wauchope+2 b. 23 Apr 1925


1.        [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1166. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

2.        [S37] BP2003. [S37]


Wauchope Pedigree Chart
Scottish Border: