Paris Brumfield Grave (2016)

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Here we are placing the marker. Paris Brumfield Family Cemetery, Harts, Lincoln County, WV. 29 November 2016.

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Paris Brumfield served in the 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry from 1863-1864 and also under Lt. Col. Vincent “Clawhammer” Witcher in the 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry from 1864-?.

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Paris Brumfield is my great-great-great-grandfather and a major character in my book, “Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy.”

W.C. Browning Estate (1897)

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The following is the list of appraisement of the estate of W.C. Browning, deceased, as given by the appraisers, to wit:

1 Roan horse, $35.00

1 Dark bay mule, $75.00

1 Sorrel blazed face horse, $40.00

1 set blacksmith tools, $15.00

2 Bulls (twins) 3 yrs old, $30.00

3 yoke of cattle & rigging, $120.00

1 cripple steer, $10.00

2 walnut logs, $10.00

1 Set irons on horse wagon, $5.00

1 cane mill, $20.00

2 set flow gears, $5.00

1 cow & calf (calf died before day of sale), $20.00

1 cow & calf 15 yrs old, $15.00

1 load chain, $5.00

1 South bend chilled plow 2 right, $4.00

1 Hillside turner, $2.50

1 South Bend chilled broke, $1.50

1 dinner bell, $2.00

1 Pair scales (Platform), $4.00

1 Pair scales (Scoop), $1.50

2 7/11 Augers, $1.70

2 cans mixed paint, $2.50

1 can oil finish, $.50

3 12 gallons jars stoneware, $3.60

9 Bottles of Soothing Syrup, $1.75

10 ox bells, $1.50

2 thread cabinets 50, $1.00

2 molasses barrels, $.25

1 oil tank, $2.50

2 saws crosscut, $1.00

20 Bee guns, $40.00

8 head hogs large size, $32.00

13 head hogs shoats, $13.00

2 Sows & 8 pigs, $12.00

1 heifer, $12.00

1 log wagon (junk), $4.00

1 kittle 2 br., $2.00

1 Safe, $2.50

1 bed clothes and stead, $15.00

1 feather bed, $6.00

1 lounge stead & tick, $7.00

1 bed mattress & stead, $12.00

1 clock, $2.50

1 Bureau, $6.00

1 Sewing machine, $10.00

1 large trunk, $2.00

1 small trunk, $.50

1 gun rifle, $8.00

1 watch, $18.00

23 covers, quilts, Blankets, counterpanes, $23.00

2 Vol. Vir & Va, $5.00

1 Hitchcock’s Analysis of Bible, $2.50

1 Bible Scenes & Studies, $1.50

1 Sea & Land, $1.00

1 King’s Physicians, $2.00

1 Memoir Duncan, $.25

1 bed Mattress, $5.00

2 bedsteads, $3.00

2 tables, $2.00

1 cupboard, $2.50

5 dishes, $1.00

5 cups & saucers, $.20

1 Set plates, $.25

1 pitcher, $.25

glassware, $.25

1 stove & out fit, $5.00

1 Pair Saddle pockets, $4.00

11 chairs & rocker, $3.60

1 glass, $.50

1 man Saddle, $1.50

2 Shovel plows and Stalks, $1.00

5 Broad hoes, $.50

2 Matlocks, $.65

2 axes, $1.00

1 pitchfork, $.30

1 frou?, $.50

1 chisel, $.20

1 musical clock, $1.00

1 Shovel, $.15

R.F. Mitchell, administrator of W.C. Browning, deceased

Source: File No. 60, Case No. 66, Logan County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Logan, WV.

Garland Conley, Sr. Last Will and Testament (1859)

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Garland Conley, born about 1782, was a pioneer settler in the Crawley Creek section of present-day Logan County, West Virginia. Mr. Conley, husband to the former Elizabeth “Bettie” Farley, died on May 6, 1859. In May or June, the Logan County Court recognized Conley’s last will and testament. During the Civil War, Union soldiers burned the county courthouse and destroyed most antebellum records, including Conley’s will. In 1868, grandson John Fon Conley refiled the will; by the early 1890s, it was once again lost to record. The Conley as transcribed below comes from records pertaining to C.H. Gore, Sheriff v. Elizabeth Conley et al. (1894).

Garland Conley deceased

To copy (set up copy)

Last Will and Testament

State of West Virginia

Logan County to wit:

A True Copy of the last will and testament of Garland Conley deceased so far as said will relates to the lands bequeathed by said Conley to Alexander Burton, James Conley, Oliver Conley, Garland Conley, Jr.

1st. I give and bequeath to Alexander Burton a certain tract of land in Logan County on Crawley Creek Beginning at the mouth of the Cow hollow running up the point on the upper side of said hollow so as to include all the land on the Pigeon Roost fork above said point to the head of said Pigeon Roost fork.

2nd. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Conley my beloved wife the house and apple orchard lot [for] her life time then after her Death to James Conley his life time and after his death to the heirs of his body forever.

3rd. I give and bequeath to James Conley [for] his life time and after his death to the heirs of his body the following land. Beginning at the mouth of the middle fork of Crawley thence up the end of the apple orchard thence to the top of the ridge between said middle fork and main Crawleys creek including all the land on said Crawleys creek up to a walnut log.

4th. I give and bequeath to Oliver Conley [for] his life time after his Death to the heirs of his body all the lands from the mouth of the first right hand hollow of Dempsey fork to the head of said Dempsey fork.

5th. I give and bequeath to Garland B. Conley [for] his life time and after his death to the heirs of his body all the land on Crawleys creek above the walnut log (the upper end of the land that I have this day willed to James Conley) by the said Crawley Creek to the head thereof (of the main creek).

Witness my hand this 4th day of May 1859

Garland Conley

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State of West Virginia

Logan County to wit:

This day John Conley personally appeared before me L.D. Hill a Justice of the peace in and for Logan County and Chapmansville Township and County aforesaid and made oath that the above will of Garland Conley deceased so far as the said will relates to the lands set forth in said will is true and that said will was duly proved in the County Court of Logan County at the May or June Term of said Court for the year 1859 and admitted to record by said Court.

Given under my hand and seal this 2nd day of May 1868.

Lorenzo D. Hill, J.P.

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Logan County to wit:

I, W. Straton late clerk of Logan County Court and was Deputy in Logan Circuit Court, do certify that there was a will of Garland Conley late of said County admitted to and recorded in said County Court and that the same has become lost by means of the records and papers of said Court being destroyed in time of the late war.

Logan C.H., W.Va. May 4, 1868

Wm. Straton

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At a county court Began and held for Logan County W.Va. at the Court House thereof on Monday the 11th day of November 1889

On motion of John F. Conley

A partial copy of the last will of Garland Conley deceased is hereby allowed to be recorded in the clerk’s office of the County Court of Logan County, it appearing to the Court that said Copy of said will was admitted to record on the 11th day of August 1868 and that no record of said copy can now be found among the records of said office.

It is therefore ordered that the clerk of this court record in the proper will book the copy of said will.

A True Copy, Teste S.S. Altizer Clk

Source: C.H. Gore, Sheriff v. Elizabeth Conley et al, File No. 47, Case No. 2, Logan County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Logan, WV.

Harts News 02.26.1926

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An unknown local correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 26, 1926:

Several boys and girls of this place attended singing school at Coal Branch Sunday.

Dr. Ferrell and Cora Adkins were calling on friends at Sand Creek last Saturday evening.

Miss Jewell Brumfield attended Sunday school at Gill Sunday and was accompanied by Sylvia Ciphers and Hawkins Perry.

J.C. McEldowney of Charleston was calling on friends and relatives at Harts Saturday.

Chas. Brumfield was a business caller in Huntington Saturday.

Ward Brumfield was transacting business in Hamlin Saturday.

Blanch, Anna and Laura Lambert were visiting friends in Harts Wednesday.

Hardin Marcum was calling on Shirlie Adkins at West Hamlin Sunday.

Hendrix Brumfield attended singing at Coal Branch Sunday and reported there were over fifty singers present and the singing was progressing nicely.

Every body is planning to hunt Easter eggs here.

Mrs. C.C. Pack and daughter, Miss May, were visiting relatives in Logan Saturday and Sunday.

Enos Dials spent Sunday in Huntington.

Daily Happenings: Bob Hendrix meeting the train; Ward with the tax books; Watson with his pipe; Herb in the garage; Nora and Jewell teaching school; Bessie and Cora in the store; Aunt Cathrine with her hair; Sadie with her glasses on; Luther in his old rattle trap; Wesley reading the newspaper; Fred, the law maker.

William A. Farley Grave (2016)

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William A. “Bill” Farley (1830-1915) grave, located on Smokehouse Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, WV. I descend from two of Bill’s siblings: John Clay Farley and Sarah (Farley) Headley. 14 November 2016. Photo by Kathy Adams

Floyd Lilly Family Cemetery (2016)

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The Floyd Lilly Family Cemetery, which I visited on 12 November 2016, is located at Stone Branch along Route 10 in Logan County, West Virginia. The Dixie Motel was once located across Route 10 from the cemetery.

Row 1

Mary June Hager (5 January 1935-27 January 1935)

Row 2

Mary Lilly (1882-1944); d/o Ben and Sarah (Gore) Adams; m. Floyd Lilly

Floyd G. Lilly (25 October 1882-31 January 1961); s/o Gordon and Martella (Workman) Lilly

Row 3

Nancy Lilly Hager (26 April 1908-1 May 1995); d/o Floyd and Mary (Adams) Lilly; m. Cecil Hager

Cecil L. Hager (24 December 1900-11 February 1969); s/o John and Mary (Ferrell) Hager

Cecil Lawrence Hager, Jr. (22 June 1927-2 March 1994); s/o Cecil L. and Nancy (Lilly) Hager

Row 4

William C. Surgoine (30 September 1908-29 October 1980); s/o Bert and Mollie Surgoine

Shirley Lilly Surgoine (25 May 1917-29 July 2000); s/o Floyd and Mary (Adams) Lilly; m. William Surgoine

(large gap)

Dicy Susan Nelson (1884-1978)

Lacy E. Nelson (1884-1952)

Row 5

Callie Morrisett (31 January 1862-12 September 1942)

Bert Surgoine (15 May 1883-10 October 1951)

Mollie Surgoine (20 December 1890-27 April 1987)

(large gap)

Anthony Hamilton (1882-1950)

Robert Adkins, Jr. (10 March 1947-17 May 1948)

Betty Joe Spencer (31 December 1936-12 December 1946)

Harts Creek Area Deed Index (1883-1910)

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The following deed index is based on Deed Book 56 at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office in Hamlin, WV, and relates to residents of the Harts Creek community. Most notations reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in local land transactions; some reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in land transactions outside of the community. These notes are meant to serve as a reference to Deed Book 56. Researchers who desire the most accurate version of this material are urged to consult the actual record book.

Enos A. Adkins to late Ann F. Davis     200 acres Green Shoal Creek (her interest in Enos’ future estate)     6 November 1883     p. 99-100

Fisher B. Adkins to Catherine and Herb Adkins     1 acre 1/2 interest in land where store of F.E. Adkins and J.W. Stowers is located, 1/2 interest in store and stock of merchandise, farm items conveyed by F.E. Adkins on 14 May 1909, one pair of bay horses     15 June 1909     K.E. Toney, NP     3 July 1909     p. 82-83

Lewis and Emezetta Adkins to Sarah M. Adkins     50 acres West Side Guyandotte River 8 August 1899     Jefferson Lucas, NP     24 February 1900     p. 147-148

Richard and Olive F. Adkins to Sarah M. Adkins     50 acres Below Mouth of Fourteen Mile Creek     18 June 1892     David F. Smith, JP     p. 145-147

Richard Adkins and Spencer Adkins to D.P. Lambert     80 1/4 acres Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District)     17 July 1897     Isaac Fry, JP     p. 42-44

George A. and Julia Alderson, Floyd and Emily Rakes, and C.D. and Vietta T. Haverty to J.L. Caldwell     8 acres (mineral) Sand Creek     7 December 1894     Elias Vance, JP     p. 19-22

Joseph and Rosey Browning to Lace Marcum and T.R. Shepherd     45 acres Ridge Between Little Harts Creek and Big Branch     30 March 1910     Charles Adkins, JP     1 April 1910     p. 252-253

Allen and Hollena Brumfield to Louisa Wiley     176 acres     Sulpher Spring Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek     12 February 1903     Jefferson Lucas, NP     p. 40-42

Martha E. and John S. Brumfield to Henry H. Sias and his heirs     87 1/2 acres East Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek     24 October 1907     Jefferson Lucas, NP     p. 13-14

L.H. and Hellen M. Burks to Gilbert Hager     50 acres Little Ugly Creek     19 February 1906     p. 106-108 [includes survey map]

Clementine and Ed Dingess, Ann F. and G.D. Davis, Susan and Henry Adkins, Julia Y. and B.W. Walker, Brooke and A.G. Adkins, F.E. Adkins, C.E. Burns (special commissioner) to Catherine Adkins     33 acres West Side Guyandotte River (land conveyed to Enos Adkins by J.K. Adkins on 29 October 1892)     1 October 1908     Fisher B. Adkins, NP     12 October 1908     Sol Adams, JP     16 October 1908     p. 86-88

Clementine and Ed Dingess, Susan and Henry Adkins, F.E. and Catherine Adkins, Brooke and A.G. Adkins, Julia Y. and B.W. Walker, and C.E. Burns (special commissioner) to Ann F. Davis     225 acres     1 October 1908     Fisher B. Adkins, NP     12 October 1908     Sol Adams, JP     16 October 1908     p. 101-103

Salena Estep to Rufus Estep     360 acres Spring Branch of West Fork     25 April 1910     p. 320-321

Arena and Keenan S. Ferrell to J.W. Stowers     one acre Fowler’s Branch (part of tract conveyed by John Q. Adams on 25 May 1896)     28 October 1908     K.E. Toney, JP     30 October 1908     p. 84-85

Anderson Fry to A. Gill     25 acres Big Ugly Creek     7 January 1907     D.F. Smith, JP     p. 128-129

Robert Fry to Wilford Fry, Martha Fry, and Rosa A. Fry     110 acres Ketchum Branch Guyandotte River     3 January 1888     J.B. Pullen, Jr.     p. 287-289

Robert L. and Mary F. Fry to Arabell Gill     Big Sulpher Branch of Big Ugly Creek     16 January 1904     Philip Hager, Jr., NP     16 February 1904     p. 125-126

Philip Hager to Robert Lee Fry     50 acres Big Sulpher Spring Branch of Big Ugly Creek     10 February 1898     John A. McComas, NP     p. 124-125

E.C. and Flora Lucas to W.S. Enochs     20 acres and 39 acres Fourteen Mile Creek at or Near the Mouth of Cove Creek (Laurel Hill District)     29 March 1907     Jefferson Lucas, NP     p. 268-269

Jefferson and Nancy E. Lucas to Cumberland Adkins     295 acres Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District)     11 April 1907     D.F. Smith, JP     12 April 1907     p. 234-236

George E. and Mary McComas to J.L. Caldwell     24 acres East Side Guyandotte River     23 July 1900     p. 31-33

George R. and Harriet McComas to J.L. Caldwell     75 acres East Side Guyandotte River     19 February 1902     James McComas, NP     p. 28-30

I.N. and Elizabeth Mullins to J.L. Caldwell 43 1/2 acres and 95 acres East Side Guyandotte River     1 September 1894     J.S. Payne, JP     8 October 1894     p. 23-25

Peter M. and Mary A. Mullins, A.S. and Sarah E. Adkins, Solomon C. and Mary J. Mullins, Granville and Matilda Wiley, John W. and Mary L. Nelson, C.W. and Ann Mullins, Edmund and Minerva J. Fowler, Isaiah and Sarah Mullins to J.L. Caldwell     43 1/2 acres East Side Guyandotte River     24 November 1894     Hiram Lambert, JP     30 November 1895 and 29 November 1894     p. 25-29

Milton and Elizabeth Nelson to Sherman Nelson     94 acres Big Branch and Fourteen Mile Creek     15 March 1906     Jefferson Lucas, NP     p. 17-18

Milton and Elizabeth Nelson to Sherman Nelson     213 acres Big Branch of Guyandotte River     29 March 1909     Jefferson Lucas, NP     4 June 1909     p. 15-16

L.C. and Pinkston Queen to Sarah B. Maynard     113 3/4 acres Wiley Branch of Twelve Pole Creek     18 December 1907     William Toppins, JP     p. 250-251

Levi Rakes et al to J.L. Caldwell     47 acres East Side Guyandotte River     28 July 1900     Isaac Fry, JP     30 July 1900     p. 36-38

Henry C. and Martha Sias to Isaac F. Nelson     85 acres Steer Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District)     17 February 1909     Rufus Pack, NP     p. 266-267

Marine and Polly Spurlock to Laura Fry     15 acres Ketchum Branch Guyandotte River (Laurel Hill District)     6 November 1889     Elias Vance, JP     p. 289-290

United Fuel Gas Company to Columbia Gas and Electric Company     87 acres of Charles V. Huffman (26 March 1908) and 258 acres of Susan Lucas (24 March 1908)     1 December 1909     p. 270-275

Louisa and Leander Wiley to Mary E. Williamson     Part of 176 acres made to Louisa Wiley by Allen Brumfield (Laurel Hill District)     7 July 1905     Jefferson Lucas, NP     11 July 1905     p. 38-40

NOTE: I copied all of these deeds.