Appalachia, C&O Railroad, Chapmanville, Crispin S. Stone, Dingess Street, E.R. Chapman, Elm Street, Ferrell Addition, Guyandotte River, history, L.W. Chapman, Logan County, Main Street, Matheny Lot, Stone Street, West Virginia
Appalachia, Charles Mullins, Charles Rineer, Cherry Tree, Evert Workman, Frank Adams, genealogy, Grover Adams, Harts Creek, history, Hoover Fork, Horatio Adams, Logan Banner, Logan County, Lucy Carter, Mud Fork, singing schools, Thompson Workman, Trace Fork, Twelve Pole Creek, West Virginia, Whirlwind
A correspondent named “Pedru” from Whirlwind on Big Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on March 9, 1923:
Thompson Workman has moved back from Mud Fork where he has been living for the past year to his old home on Harts Creek.
Frank and Grover Adams made a business trip to Cherry Tree the latter part of the week.
Evert Workman of Cherry Tree was a business visitor to Whirlwind recently.
Mr. Rush Adams was visiting friends near the mouth of Hoover Sunday.
The singing school on Trace is progressing nicely. Everybody seems to enjoy the teaching of their singing master.
Mr. Charles Mullins of Hoover accompanied Miss Lucy Carter home from singing school Sunday.
Mr. Charles Rineer of Twelve Pole was a business visitor to Whirlwind the latter part of the week.
Mr. Bill Mullins of Buck Fork has moved to Cherry Tree. We miss Bill very much.
Miss Sadie Carter of Hoover is visiting her sister on Twelve Pole.
Some daily happenings—M.J.M. enquiring about Rush; Rosa going to the post office; Isom carrying the mail; Van going to Whirlwind.
Appalachia, Charley Mullins, Cherry Tree, Elbert Adams, Floyd Conley, genealogy, Harts Creek, history, Inez Dingess, Jeff Mullins, Logan Banner, Logan County, Mattie Carter, Rosa Adams, Roxie Mullins, West Virginia, Whirlwind
A correspondent named “The Flirt” from Whirlwind on Big Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on March 9, 1923:
Miss Mattie Carter was calling on Roxie Mullins Sunday.
Mr. Floyd Conley was the guest of Roxie Mullins Saturday.
So the Cherry Tree “ginks” say that “The Flirt” from Hart can’t hurt them. They aren’t real honest-to-goodness Cherry Tree babies, for they just migrated from Hart since—
Charley Mullins is thinking of joining the army.
Jeff Mullins says he thinks he will go to Cherry Tree and buy him a small grocery store and forget Harts Creekers.
Inez Dingess was the guest of Rosa Adams Saturday.
Elbert Adams goes up Trace real often now.
Combinations we see often: Charley and a new tie; Roxie and her books; Mattie and her chewing gum; Lula and a powder puff.
A.J. Gill, Ance Curry, Appalachia, Bell Gue, Big Ugly Creek, Billy Sunday, farming, genealogy, George Hager, Georgia Smith, Gertie Smith, history, James Gue, Leet, Lillie Lucas, Lincoln County, Linza Huffman, Logan Banner, Sand Creek, Thelma Huffman, Wayne Brumfield, Weltha Lambert, West Virginia
A correspondent named “Red Rose and Smiles” from Leet on Big Ugly Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 15, 1923:
We are having nice weather at this writing.
The boys and girls of Leet are enjoying themselves playing ball.
Our Sunday school is progressing nicely.
Mrs. Linza Huffman is very ill at present. We hope she will soon be enjoying good health.
Miss Thelma Huffman has made a flying trip to Logan to attend the Billy Sunday meetings.
There has been several mad dogs around the creek in the last week.
Crops and gardens are looking fine around Leet, and young chickens are getting ripe for the frying pan.
Mr. A.J. Gill and wife seem to be very busy in the store, as there is plenty of business here.
Mrs. Georgie Smith and family were visiting Mrs. L. Huffman Sunday. They spent a long happy day with her.
Mr. Ance Curry of Leet is very ill and there will be prayer service at his home tonight.
Mr. Wayne C. Brumfield was calling at the home of Miss Thelma Huffman Sunday, but she had gone to Logan.
Mr. George Hager called on Miss Gertie Smith Sunday.
Miss Weltha Lambert was out horseback riding Sunday.
Miss Lillie Lucas and sister were calling on friends in Sand Creek Sunday.
Mrs. Bell Gue seems to be enjoying life these cool days, as she is through hoeing corn for a few days.
James Gue will hold a protracted meeting in Leet soon. Come on, Jim. We like to hear you preach.
Alex Messer, Anse Ferrell, Appalachia, Bill Tom Hatfield, Bud McCoy, Cap Hatfield, Charles Carpenter, crime, Dan Whitt, Devil Anse Hatfield, Doc Mayhorn, Elijah Mounts, Hatfield-McCoy Feud, history, Jeff Whitt, Joe Murphy, Johnson Hatfield, Kentucky, Mate Creek, Moses Christian, Pharmer McCoy, Pike County, Plyant Mahorn, Preacher Anse Hatfield, Sally McCoy, Sam Mayhorn, Tolbert McCoy, Tom Mitchell, Tug Fork, Valentine Wall Hatfield
The killing of Tolbert, Pharmer, and Bud McCoy by a Hatfield-led gang on August 8, 1882 represented one of the most sensational events of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. What follows is Dan Whitt’s deposition regarding the affair:
The Commonwealth then introduced as a witness Dan Whitt who proves that [he] knows the Defts Doc & Plyant Mayhorn. Knew the three McCoy Boys. Saw them on head Blackberry. Ance, Cap, & Jonse Hatfield, C. Carpenter, Alex Messer were there with me. I saw Defts at Rev. Anderson Hatfield’s was there when we came down the creek to that place, do not remember whether they had any arms or not. All the balance of us had arms. Defts. was somewhere above there when we formed line do not remember whether they got in line or not. Do not remember how Defendants crossed the river. Saw them on the West Virginia side. Had no trial at the mouth of Blackberry. Defendants went to the school house on Mate Creek where the McCoy boys were taken. Do not remember that the Defendants had guns or was armed. There was arms there and they was handled through each other. When Aunt Sally come Ance objected to her seeing the boys but consented afterwards. Wall told Aunt Sally that if they were bothered they would shoot the boys as full of holes as a sifter bottom. Myself, Ance Hatfield, Cap, & Jonce Hatfield, Alex Messer, Jo Murphy, Tom Mitchel C. Carpenter Doc & Sam Mayhon Moses Christian and Jeff Whitt crossed over river into Ky with the McCoy boys we crossed in a flat boat we took them up the bank and up the river a piece to a flat place and there surrounded them and set down and some one said something about a shooting match and I told them if that was what they was for I would leave and me and Sam Mayhorn, Jeff Whitt, & Moses Christian run and got 15 or 20 steps away and the guns fired. The boys was tied together. After the shooting the balance all come to where we was on the bank of the river and we all crossed back together in the boat and when we got to the mouth or Just up in the mouth of Mate we found Wall Hatfield, Elias Hatfield, Plyant Mahon, & Elijah Mounts. They was near the sign board. Wall Hatfield there. Saw the crowd that had been near the river to protect each other and never tell anything that had happened that night. I was indicted for this offense and my father in law got a letter from McKenner saying that if I would come in and give up and tell all I knew about the case he would dismiss the indictments against me and I should not be prosecuted. The prosecution has been dismissed against me. I did not take the oath. We left Ance Ferrells in West Va, that is me, Ance, Jonce, & Cap Hatfield, Alex Messer, C. Carpenter, Jo Murphy, Tom Mitchel, Bill Tom Hatfield, & Jeff Whitt with the agreement to go and Hang the McCoy boys. We staid all night at Farmans store at the mouth of Blackberry in Pike Co Ky. We had no agreement with the Mayhon boys to hang the McCoy boys and they knew nothing of the agreement made at Ance Ferrells. I said at the Jail that I would give same amount to know which one of the Mayhon boys was across the river…[cropped]
Appalachia, Crawley Creek, genealogy, Golden Bumgarner, Harts Creek, Harvey Smith, history, Horatio Adams, Hubert Adams, Ina Dinges, James Bryant, Kate Baisden, Logan Banner, Logan County, Monaville, Peter Carter, Reece Mullins, Three Forks, Wayne Adams, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Wilburn Mullins
A correspondent named “Pedru” from Whirlwind at Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 23, 1923:
Mr. Hubert Adams of Monaville has been visiting friends and relatives on Hart this week.
Miss Katie Baisden became the bride of Mr. Golden Bumgarner on Wednesday, the ceremony being at the home of the bride’s parents. We wish the happy couple much success and joy.
Wonder why the girls enjoy riding with Wilburn Mullins so well? He surely has a good saddler.
Ratio must be thinking of matrimony. He is wearing a thinking cap.
Mr. Reece Mullins and Mr. James Bryant have been visiting the sick on Three Forks.
Some daily happenings—Wayne and his pipe; Farabel C. and her spectacles; Ina D. and her overalls; Peter Carter making toothpicks; Jim Bob inquiring about Alvis; Harve Smith and his fox hounds.
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