A.S. Wellman, Appalachia, Brit Wellman, Ceredo, Dingess, Elisha Wellman, genealogy, history, John Workman, Logan County Banner, logging, Mingo County, Pittsburg, preachers, saw mill, sawyer, Tillie McCloud, timbering, U.S. South, Vane Dingess, W.R. Ellis, Wayne County, Wellman mill, West Virginia, William Mullins
“Quongo Tandem,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, written on August 26, 1891, which the Logan County Banner printed on September 3, 1891:
Wm. Mullins is able to walk about with the aid of crutches.
John Workman, sawyer at Wellman mill, has returned after a brief visit in Wayne county.
Vane Dingess, our wide-awake merchant, has enclosed the lot adjoining his new store with a neat board fence.
Contractor Tresher has returned from Pittsburg with his family and is domiciled in one of the “camp cottages.” His present contract demands his presence at this point.
On Tuesday last Brit Wellman, proprietor of the saw-mill at this place, procured a warrant and searched the premises of W.R. Ellis in request of chains, a yoke, a pair of lines, etc., said to have been stolen by the latter. Part of the property was recovered and the end is not yet.
Monday evening two of our “callud breddun,” preachers of the word, held forth at Camp Locker to a large congregation. As our native Hottentots are much given to “shooting craps” “chuck-a-luck” and similar delectable games, this will doubtless prove a good field for mission work.
On Monday, the 17th inst., at the residence of A.S. Wellman, Mr. Elisha Wellman and Miss Tillie McCloud were united in the bonds of wedlock. Elder Dingess, in his usual impressive manner, spoke the words that made them one. Mr. Wellman is one of Dingess’ best known young men with a host of friends, and his bride, a beautiful young lady from Twelve Pole, no less noted for her many endearing qualities than for her many graces of person. Mr. Wellman is to be congratulated upon his fortunate conquest, and if well wishes count for anything, the happy couple’s future will be one continued summer day. They will reside at Ceredo.
Appalachia, Commodore Andrew Perry, Dingess, Dingess tunnel, Elias Perry, genealogy, history, immigrants, Jack Mounts, Jim Spaulding, Logan, Logan County Banner, mandolin, miller, Mingo County, music, Perry mill, Peter Dingess, timbering, U.S. South, violin, Wayne County, West Virginia, William Mullins
“Quousquo Tandem,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan County Banner printed on August 13, 1891:
Presuming upon the absence of any regular correspondent from this place I will give your readers the happenings at Dingess.
For the last few days there has been dearth of rain.
Health in general is good, except among some of those engaged in hard work and addicted to the too free use of water. An indisposition is prevalent at present, something akin to dysentery.
William Mullins, who was lately injured at the sawmill, is rapidly recovering.
Dingess now boasts of a string band, composed of a number of our Italian citizens, who are at present engaged in working in the tunnel, and “oft through the still night” may be heard the dulcet strains of the mandolin and violin cello ringing in harmony as they are gently wafted above.
Commodore Andrew Perry’s mill is running full time and things are speeding along nicely. Although not a large man, Commodore has a heart as big as the whole county, and he deserves all the success he is having.
Peter Dingess is hauling for the Perry mill and keeps an abundant supply of logs in the yard.
Jack Dingess has developed into a full-fledged “Boniface.” He has at present stopping with him some twelve or more men engaged in arching the tunnel. He sets a good table and has pleasant accommodations. At night, after the inner man has been refreshed all adjourn to the front porch, where an open air concert is rendered by the “string band,” in the delectation of all within hearing distance.
“Uncle” Jim Spaulding, son and daughter, and Jack Mounts left for a brief visit to their homes in Wayne county, last week.
Lias Perry is again with us looking well and hearty after his visit home.
“Jim Yats,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan County Banner printed on June 26, 1890:
Farming is at a stand still in this locality on account of so much rain.
Railroading is lively along this part of the line. Mr. King is working two crews, one at day, the other at night.
W.F. Farley is teaching our public school at this place.
Smith Dingess and Mary Chafin were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at this place last Friday.
Amanda Riddell, Bulwark, coal, Crockett Farley, Dingess, Elizabeth Bryant, genealogy, Harts, Harts Creek, history, James Mullins, John Collins, John Mullins, Lee Ward, Logan Banner, Logan County, Maggie Preece, mail carrier, Martha Jane Kinser, Moses Tomblin, Nelsonville, North Carolina, Ohio, photographer, Richard Collins, Sol Riddell, Tema Adams, Thomas Carter, Trace Fork, Vinson Collins, West Virginia, Whirlwind
“J.M.,” a local correspondent at Whirlwind in Upper Hart, Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on Friday, December 29, 1911:
Coal digging is all the go at Whirlwind.
John Mullins, of Trace was in town Friday.
Mrs. Geo. Bryant was calling at Whirlwind, Friday.
Richard Collins passed through the city one day since.
Quite a crowd attended church, near Dingess, last Sunday.
James Mullins is the champion photographer at Whirlwind.
S. Riddell made a business trip down to Hart, Saturday.
James Mullins was transacting business on 12 Pole, Sunday.
Mrs. Mike Kinser was among the Whirlwind visitors Friday.
Miss Tenia Adams called on Mrs. S. Riddle, Thursday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lowe, Saturday night, a girl baby.
Mr. Lee Ward, of Nelsonville, O., is visiting his brother here.
Crockett Farley is the mail carrier from Whirlwind to Dingess.
Mr. Fall has returned from North Carolina after a month’s trip.
M. Tomblin is furnishing the Whirlwind people with coal this winter.
Thomas Carter paid Miss Maggie Preece a visit one day last week.
John Collins made a business trip to Whirlwind, Friday. James Mullins was also here the same day.
Vinson Collins and Moses Tomblin are opening a new coal mine on Bulwark Creek, at this time, Nov. 30.
Appalachia, Boyd Kinser, Bulwark, Charles W. Mullins, Conley Cemetery, Dingess, Dode Tomblin, Francis M. Collins, Fred F. Riddle, genealogy, Gordon Farley, Guy Gore, Halcyon, Harts, Harts Creek, Harve Smith, history, Holden, Huntington Hospital, Jackson Conley, James Mullins, Logan Banner, Logan County, Luke Curry, Martha Kinser, McCloud, Mose Tomblin, Mullins & Riddle, Peter Workman, Pollie Adams, Pollie Workman, Shively, Sol Riddle, Twelve Pole Creek, W.J. Bachtel, West Virginia, Whirlwind, William H. Workman
“J.M.,” a local correspondent at Whirlwind in Upper Hart, Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on Friday, November 24, 1911:
Success to the Banner.
F.F. Riddle was here Tuesday.
Prof. J. Mullins was on 12 Pole Monday.
Mrs. Pollie Adams was shopping Thursday.
Mose Tomblin is hauling corn for W.J. Bachtel at this writing.
Harve Smith, of this place, has moved to Bulwark, W.Va.
James Mullins attended church on Twelve Pole Sunday.
Peter Workman is still our special mail carrier from Whirlwind to Dingess.
F.M. Collins, of McCloud, was here on business Thursday.
C.W. Mullins was visiting Mullins & Riddle Thursday.
W.H. Workman made a business trip to Holden Wednesday.
Boyd Kinser is the champion horse dealer of Whirlwind.
Rev. Gordon Farley transacted business here one day since.
Mrs. Martha Kinser was calling on Wednesday.
Dode Tomblin, of Dingess, visited Whirlwind Thursday.
S. Riddle was down to Hart on business one day recently.
Guy Gore, of Halcyon, transacted business at this place Thursday.
Mrs. Pollie Workman died with consumption at her home near this place, on the 11th inst.
Luke Curry was out on business the _____ of the freight, by which they were to be shipped.
Jackson Conley, of Shively, died in the Huntington Hospital one day last week and was buried at the Conley Cemetery, Monday, the 13th.
Charles Curry, Dingess, education, genealogy, Harts Creek, history, Isaac Marion Nelson, Logan Banner, Logan County, Peter Workman, W.J. Bachtel, West Virginia, Whirlwind, William Tomblin Jr., Workman Cemetery
“J.M.,” a local correspondent at Whirlwind in Upper Hart, Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items on September 5, which the Logan Banner printed on Friday, September 29, 1911:
W.J. Bechtel is teaching a successful school here.
Peter Workman is mail carrier from Whirlwind to Dingess now.
The Revs. Nelson and Curry preached an interesting sermon at this place on the 3rd. Two were baptized.
The infant child of Wm. Tomblin, Jr. of Dingess died Sunday, the 3rd, and was buried in the Workman cemetery near here Monday.
Anthony Bryant, Appalachia, Breeden, consumption, Dingess, genealogy, George Browning, Georgia Lowe, ginseng, Gypsie Riddell, Harts Creek, history, Island Creek, James Tomblin, Jerry Sias, John Carter, John Manns, Logan Banner, Logan County, Luke Curry, Margaret, Mullins & Riddell, Nila Baisden, Oma Workman, Pearl Perry, Peter Mullins, Pollie Tomblin, Queens Ridge, Roxie McCloud, Shirley Collins, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Wid Dalton, William Tomblin
An unnamed correspondent at Whirlwind in Upper Hart, Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on Friday, August 18, 1911:
The recent dry weather is doing considerable damage to crops in this section.
Peter Mullins and Jno. Carter were business callers at Whirlwind on day recently.
Miss Shirley Collins were shopping at Whirlwind, Thursday.
Tone Bryant was among the Whirlwind visitors Friday.
James Tomblin of Queen’s Ridge was visiting his brother, William Tomblin, Thursday.
Quite a crowd of ginseng diggers passed this place Monday en route for Island Creek.
Jerry Sias is doing Mullins & Riddell’s hauling from Dingess to Whirlwind.
James Mullins was calling on Miss Georgia Lowe Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. Jno. Mans preached an interesting sermon at this place Sunday.
Misses Georgia Lowe and Nila Baisden were calling on Miss Roxie and Margaret McCloud, Sunday.
Miss Oma Workman returned home from Breading Sunday where she has been staying with Mrs. Pearl Perry.
George Browning and Miss Gypsie Riddell were united in marriage last Friday at the bride’s home.
Miss Pollie Tomblin is very low with consumption at this writing.
Reece Dalton is hauling ties for Mullins & Riddell.
James Mullins and Luke Curry were among the box supper visitors at McCloud Saturday night.
Anthony Adams, apiarist, barber, blacksmith, C&O Railroad, Catherine Adkins, Charles Curry, Charles W. Mullins, Della Adkins, Dr. C.W. Rice, Ferrellsburg, Frank Adams, G.W. Damron, genealogy, general store, George Mullins, ginseng, Grover Adams, Hamlin, Harts, Hazel Adkins, Hendricks Brumfield, Herbert Adkins, history, Hollena Ferguson, horse dealer, James Mullins, Jeremiah Lambert, John Dingess, John Dingess Lumber Company, John Gartin, John Thompson, justice of the peace, Lincoln County, Lindsey Blair, Logan, merchant, Peter Workman, photographer, Porter Hotel, postmaster, poultry breeder, R.L. Polk, Reece Dalton, Sadie Adkins, Sol Adams, timbering, United Baptist, Walt Stowers, Watson Adkins, Wesley Ferguson, West Virginia, Whirlwind, William M. Workman, Willie Tomblin
The following entries were published in R.L. Polk’s West Virginia State Gazetteer and Business Directory (1923-1924):
FERRELLSBURG. Population 100. On the Guyandotte Valley branch of the C&O Ry, in Lincoln County, 30 miles south of Hamlin, the county seat, and 18 north of Logan, the nearest banking town. Telephone connection. Express, American. Tel, W U Mail daily.
J.W. Stowers, general store
HARTS. (R.R. name is Hart.) Population 150. On the Guyandot Valley branch of the C&O R.R., in Lincoln County, 30 miles south of Hamlin, the county seat, and 21 from Logan, the banking point. U.B. church. Express, American. Telephone connection. Herbert Adkins, postmaster
Anthony Adams, general store
Adkins Barber Shop
Catherine Adkins, general store
Della Adkins, general store
Hazel Adkins, ice cream parlor
HERBERT ADKINS, Real Estate, Postmaster, R R and Tel Agt
Watson Adkins, general store
Hendrix Brumfield, lawyer
Rev. Charles Curry, pastor (UB)
John Dingess, blacksmith
John Dingess Lumber Co.
Hollena Ferguson, general store
Wesley Ferguson, poultry breeder
John Garten, justice of the peace
Jeremiah Lambert, general store
Porter Hotel (Saddie Adkins)
C.W. Rice, physician
John Thompson, general store
William M. Workman, general store
WHIRLWIND. Population 275. In Logan County, 16 miles northwest of Logan, the county seat and banking point, and 2 from Dingess, the shipping point. Express, American. Baptist church. Mail daily. James Mullins, postmaster.
D. Adams, apiarist
Frank Adams, produce
Grover Adams, ginseng grower
Sol Adams, lumber mfr
Lindsey Blair, watchmaker
Reece Dalton, live stock
G.W. Damron, R R and express agt
C.W. Mullins, ginseng grower
George Mullins, horse dealer
JAMES MULLINS, General Store, Photographer and Postmaster
Willie Tomblin, blacksmith
Peter Workman, barber