Harts News 04.16.1926


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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 April 16, 1926:

Here I come again with news from Harts.

Georgia Curry and Roxie Tomblin were the guests of Mrs. Willie Browning Sunday.

Russell Curry and John Dalton were guests of Chas. Curry, Sunday.

John Dalton was calling on Miss Georgia Curry, Sunday evening.

Nora Browning was visiting her aunt Lizzie Tomblin Monday.

Russell Curry, Georgia Curry, and Roxie Tomblin took a joy ride Sunday evening.

Daily sights–Georgia and her pink hat; Roxie and her purple hat; Roxie and her hat going to Huntington.

Robert L. Dingess is going to close his school at Thompson Branch May 1st. Everybody is invited and are expecting to have a big time.

John Dalton was calling on Josephine Robinson Sunday.

Frank Mullins was calling on Lizzie Nelson Sunday.

Caleb Headley


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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Caleb Headley, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:

Has for nearly fifty years been a practicing physician. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1808, and his parents Thomas and Sarah (Asher) Headley, are both deceased. Caleb Headley has been twice married, his first wife, Nancy Wright, a Pennsylvanian, left him eight children: Elizabeth J., born June 2, 1829; Thomas J., November 23, 18931; Sarah A., December 8, 1833; Caleb S., March 30, 1838; George W., May 21, 1839; Benjamin F., May 31, 1841; Anthony, June 3, 1844; Elisha, born August 1, 1850. Mr. Headley was again married in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, to Sarah A. Farley, and the children of this union number six, born as follows: John T., April 20, 1867; Ida C., March 23, 1869; Caleb D., February 22, 1872; William F., August 25, 1875; Margaret, March 28, 1878; Ballard C., April 14, 1880. Mrs. Headley was born in Logan county, (now) West Virginia, May 26, 1849, and her parents, William and Elizabeth Jane (Clark) Farley, settled in Lincoln county in 1844. Caleb Headley came to Lincoln county in 1866, and is now a prosperous farmer, owning 600 acres of good land on Fourteen-mile creek, a portion of which is heavily timbered with oak, poplar and pine; coal and iron ore in abundance. There is a fine sulphur spring upon the land, on the creek three miles from Guyan river, which has been visited by people from many parts of the United States, and it is pronounced of excellent medicinal quality by all. Dr. Headley was commissioner of revenue one term, and was justice of the peace sixteen years in Wetzel county, West Virginia. He was in the late war, and ranked as captain of a company. Dr. Headley was a member of the Methodist Church for forty years, but on coming to Lincoln county, there was no church of that denomination, and he united with the Christian Church. His father was also a physician for many years. Direct mail to Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

SourceThe West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 135.

Note: Caleb Headley is my great-great-great-grandfather through his daughter, Ida Cosby (Headley) Fry.

Tennis Hatfield (1926)


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Tennis Hatfield, Republican, is Sheriff of Logan County, WV. Source: Logan Banner, 20 April 1926. My Kirk family was aligned with Tennis and Joe Hatfield. Uncle Albert Kirk served as a deputy under Sheriff Joe Hatfield.

Yantus News 04.16.1926


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An unknown local correspondent from Yantus in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 16, 1926:

Here we come with a bit of news from Yantus.

We have plenty of mud down here and who ever wants a sack full is welcome.

We had an interesting ball game at Sammy Stollings’ Sunday.

Tom Stollings was the all day guest of Mitch Stollings Sunday.

Mrs. Mason Sanders and Ida Sanders made a flying trip to Chapmanville Saturday.

Mrs. Martha Farley was visiting Mrs. Emmazetta Stollings Saturday and Sunday.

Maybe winter is over. Andrew Chambers was seen sitting out in the sun Monday.

Bee Bud Campbell is going to send a wagon load of plow stacks to the shop when his horse gets out of the hospital.

Hurst Butcher was the all day guest of Kahler Butcher at Chapmanville, Friday.

Miss Gracy Stollings was visiting her parents Saturday and Sunday.

French Butcher made a fine horse trade Saturday: he traded a good horse for a bridle, but the horse’s head was in it.

Ernest Sanders and Grace Stollings were out walking Sunday evening.

Floyd Stollings was calling on Miss Cris Jackson, Sunday. Look out, Lee.

Charley Adams was horse back riding Saturday evening.

Bernard Forbes and Miss Oma Butcher were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sanders Saturday.

Bee Bud Campbell is repairing plow stocks.

Samp Dingess got a hair cut Saturday at Chapmanville.

Clel Adams and Opal White broke a date. Hope they make up again.

Hurst Butcher was calling on Miss Hazel Stollings Sunday.

Combinations: Jake and his sled; Jonah and his curls; Hassell and his Essex; Floyd looking for Cris; Jim and his horse; Hurst and his gold tooth; Ernest and his tie; Dell and his guitar; Floyd and his No. 12; Charley and his smiles; Hazel and her blues; Opal and her hair cut; Clel and his freckles; Mont and his overcoat; Sherman and his grip; Martha and her dust cap; Tom and his eye brows; Cecil and his red socks; French and his formal horse; Bernard and his toboggan.


Isaac G. Gartin


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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Isaac Griffith Gartin, who resided at Little Harts Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia:

Was born in Monroe county, (now) West Virginia, February 3, 1832, and settled in Lincoln county in 1864. His parents are Elijah Alexander and Mary (Carper) Gartin, who settled here in 1850. August 28, 1856, in Logan county, (now) West Virginia, the Rev. J. Workman joined in wedlock Isaac G. Gartin and Elizabeth Margaret Toney. She was born in Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, October 15, 1835, and she is a daughter of James and Nancy (Gillispie) Toney, who came to this county in 1843. Mr. and Mrs. Gartin have been blessed with six children: Eliza Ann, born October 3, 1857, married and residing in Lincoln county; James Alexander, September 12, 1860, married and lives in this county; Susan Jane, June 22, 1864; Nancy Caroline, September 12, 1867; Elizabeth Agnes, February 18, 1872; Martha Frances, March 11,1 876. Isaac Gartin was justice of the peace for four years in Hart Creek district, and secretary of the board of education six years, also a member of that board for a number of years. Mr. Gartin volunteered in the State line troops of Virginia, and served eight months, when it was thought best to abandon the brigade to which he belonged, and he came home. They were afterward ordered to meet an officer in Logan C.H., who would muster them into the regular service, but this failed, and Mr. Gartin again returned to his home. Harry P., a brother of Isaac G., a volunteer in the Confederate army, was taken sick and died at Meadow Bluffs, Greenbrier county, after one year’s service. Isaac Griffith Gartin owns a fine farm at the head of Little Hart creek, and the land produces well in grain as well as fruit, and it contains iron ore and fine building stone. Address, Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

SourceThe West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 134-135.

Beloved Colored Woman Dies in Barboursville, WV (1899)


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Patsy Dean Obituary, Huntington (WV) Advertiser, 29 March 1899. According to the 1870 Cabell County Census, Patsy was born about 1837. The census enumerator identified her as a mulatto. Based on the 1880 Cabell County Census, Patsy was born about 1840 and was the mother of three children: Harvey Dean (born about 1873), Gertrude Dean (born about 1875), and Clarence Dean (born about 1878). The census enumerator identified her as black.