Stratton House Inn :: Little Home Histories, Part 61 -- Anecdotes of No. 1 and No. 2 Schools.
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by Holloway, Dorothy L.

See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 60 -- Jonathan T. and Abigail Steer Schofield.

No. 1 and No. 2 Schools were supported and taught mostly by Friends. My mother, Deborah H. B. Stanton, taught at No. 1 as early as 1862 and 1863. The effect of the Civil War was felt in the school. The younger children had more time to play besides recess and noon. These were about six or seven years of age and they would line up on each side -- one for the North and one for the South -- and fight with stones. They called the two parties Butternuts (the southern) and the Unionists. Mother could only stop the school battle while in the building for as soon as they were out they were at it again.

While Mother taught at No. 1, they dismissed school one day because of Morgan's raid. He was supposed to be headed for that section. It was interesting to note that those who sympathized with the South made as much haste as anyone to hide their horses. One party hid his horses by cutting trees across a small hollow and putting the horses under it similar to a cave. During the time my mother, Deborah H. B. Stanton, taught at No. 1 and No. 2, she had eight step-children and me as pupils -- but not all at one term.

When I taught at No. 1 the average attendance was 50 during the winter term. The winter term was for five months and the older pupils did not go during the spring and summer. These schools had a teacher and an assistant. Old No. 1 building stood about 100 ft. southwest of the present brick building. Some of the teachers were: Sara Bailey, Lindley Bailey, Pearley Pickett, Joe Bundle, Mary C. (Bundy) Smith, Sarah (Stanton) Hall.

Source: Related by Mary C. (Bundy) Smith, and Contributed by: Dorothy L. Holloway, Wheeling, W. Va.

See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 62 -- Copy of a Letter to Margaret Bailey -- From Anna Sears.

For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.


This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.

CO-AUTHOR: Smith, Mary C. Bundy.

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ENTRY NUMBER: EBK30013761

 

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