- Waitman T. Mathers of Harrisville, Ritchie County, W. Va.
- ca, 1900
- Waitman T. Mathers started a newspaper in Morgantown during the Civil War in 1863, called the "Morgantown Herald". The newspaper had a short life of only a few weeks. "Factional strife" was responsible for its failure. Mr. Mathers died in Harrisville in 1909.