Appalachia, Fred B. Lambert, genealogy, Hamlin, history, Huntington, life, Lincoln County, Marshall University, McMaster's Hospital, medicine, Morrow Library, physician, W.W. Baker, West Virginia, Wheeling, William Ward Baker
Appalachia, Archie Chapman, Banco, Big Creek, Big Creek School, Chapmanville, Del Adams, Edith G. Richardson, education, genealogy, Hamlin, Henlawson, history, Ikey E. Cottle, Logan County, Manila, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 2, 1926:
Dear old Banner, whose name I love.
I want to say Big Creek is a lively place but wonder what has become of all the writers? If some people have gone to sleep, Manila, Banco, and Chapmanville will not beat us. This is our motto: “Climb high though the rocks be rugged.”
We are having some nice weather for the past few days and the farmers are buying plough points while their wives are making sun bonnets.
The Big Creek school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Edith G. Richardson and Miss Ikey E. Cottle.
Nannie F. and Princess B. say they have done more work this year than ever before. No wonder. Look who their teacher is. I think she takes much interest in school work.
Nannie, Marie, and Princess are well pleased with their writing diplomas.
Mr. Archie Chapman, a surveyor of Hamlin, seems to like Big Creek. Wonder what is attracting his attention.
There seems to be an increase in population at this place.
Many people were seen on 5th and Main street, Sunday afternoon.
Wonder how Princess likes her new watch by now?
We like the Henlawson motto and news. Come on with your news.
Wonder where Del Adams’ girl was Saturday night?
Ikey will soon be leaving Big Creek. Poor Bobbie. I’ll bet he will cry.
Combinations–Christine and Myrtle; Marie and Kennedy; Jessie and his smile; Princess and her arithmetic; Julia and her lipstick; Miss Richardson and her new bob; Nannie and her tablet.
Goodbye. Will call again next week if it doesn’t rain.
Anna Lambert, Appalachia, Bessie Adkins, Blanch Lambert, Catherine Adkins, Charles Brumfield, Charleston, Cole Branch, Cora Adkins, Dr. Ferrell, Easter, Enos Dial, genealogy, Gill, Hamlin, Hardin Marcum, Harts, Hawkins Perry, Hendricks Brumfield, history, Jewell Brumfield, John C. McEldowney, Laura Lambert, Lincoln County, Logan, Logan Banner, Luther Dempsey, Mae Brumfield, Nora Brumfield, Sadie Powers, Sand Creek, Sylvia Cyfers, Victoria Pack, Ward Brumfield, Watson Adkins, Wesley Ferguson, West Virginia
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.
A.B. Harrison, A.B. Staley, A.C. Barrett, A.E. Wagner, A.F. Morris, A.P. Sanders, Aaron Adkins, Al Brumfield, Alex Hollandsworth, Allen Adkins Branch, Ben Walker, Big Branch, Big Ugly Creek, Blackburn Lucas, Brad Toney, Burbus C. Toney, C.E. Burns, Cain Adkins, Cain Lucas, Charley Lucas, David Farley, David Workman, E.E. Adkins, East Fork, Elias Vance, Elizabeth Duty, Emma Duty, Floyd Fry, Floyd Rakes, Francis Fork, genealogy, Georgia E. Staley, Green Shoal Branch, Guyandotte River, Hamlin, history, J.H. Fry, J.H. McComas, J.M. Brammer, J.P. Douglas, J.W. Johnson, Jake Adkins, James A. Holley, James L. Chafin, James P. Ferrell, Jeff Duty, Jefferson Lucas, John D. Shelton, John Dingess, John F. Duty, John P. Lucas, John W Runyon, Laurel Fork, Lee Fry, Lewis Nelson, Lincoln County, Little Harts Creek, Lorenzo D. Hill, Lottie Lucas, Louary Brumfield, Louis R. Sweetland, Louisa Lucas, Mack H. Adkins, Maggie Farley, Malinda Nelson, Martha Jane Lucas, Marvel Elkins, Mary Alice Manns, Mile Branch, Morgan Phipps, Moses Lucas, Nancy A. Holley, Nancy Jane Adkins, Nancy Webb, Nettie Ferrell, Peter M. Toney, Philip Hager, Rufus Pack, Samuel B. Price, Sand Creek, Sarah Adkins, Sarah Headley, Smith Ferrell, Spencer Adkins, Sulphur Spring Fork, timber, W.C. Mullen, Wesley Nelson, West Fork, West Virginia, William A. Sias, William Manns, William R. Duty
The following deed index is based on Deed Book 52 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 52. Researchers who desire the most accurate version of this material are urged to consult the actual record book.
Aaron and Nancy Jane Adkins to B.W. Walker 100 acres on Allen Adkins Branch of Guyandotte River 12 June 1885 Cain Adkins, JP p. 58-59 [NOTE: References logs, Mack H. Adkins]
Aaron Adkins, Jr. to B.W. Walker Ridge Between East Fork and Guyandotte River (Upper 1/3 of 200 acre survey) 12 October 1889 Elias Vance, JP p. 60 [references Samuel B. Price timber]
E.E. Adkins to Allen Brumfield, Jr. 185 5/8 acres 17 August 1897 p. 411-412
Enos Adkins et ux to Allen Brumfield, Jr. 2 Tracts 22 August 1895 p. 424-425
Enos Adkins et ux to Allen Brumfield 28 December 1894 Elias Vance, JP p. 413-414
Isaac Adkins et al to Allen Brumfield, Jr. 22 June 1892 p. 420-421
Sarah Adkins to B.W. Walker 100 acres Allen Adkins Branch 14 August 1889 p. 61-62
Spencer Adkins to John P. Lucas 221 1/2 acres Guyandotte River (Laurel Hill District) 14 March 1896 p. 273-274
Spencer Adkins et ux to Martha Jane Lucas 63 5/8 acres Big Branch (Laurel Hill District) 29 January 1908 p. 275-276
J.M. Brammer et ux to David Farley 44 1/2 acres Laurel Fork of Little Harts Creek 11 April 1910 A.E. Wagner, JP p. 300-301
Allen Brumfield to Hollena Brumfield 25 January 1904 p. 428-429
Allen Brumfield to Hollena Brumfield 70 acres 9 July 1904 p. 430-431
Louary Brumfield et al to A.C. Barrett et ux Lot No. 6 Hamlin 23 July 1903 p. 308-310
C.E. Burns to Nancy Webb 52 1/2 acres Frances Creek 10 August 1908 p. 10
James L. Chafin to L.C. Browning et ux Big Branch 19 January 1903 p. 314-315
John Conley et ux to Rosa N. Vannatter 66 acres Big Ugly Creek 19 October 1908 p. 117-118
B.C. Dial to Brad Toney 100 acres on East Side of Guyandotte River 23 October 1891 J.R. Wilson, NP p. 242
John Dingess to Hollena Brumfield 7 August 1891 p. 418-419
J.P. Douglas, trustee, to Hollena Ferguson p. 426-428
J.P. Douglas, trustee, to John D. Shelton 10 acres Sand Creek, Big Branch 6 June 1908 p. 38-39
Leo F. Drake et al to Lewis Thompson 100 acres Harts Creek 30 March 1905 p. 264-265
John F. Duty to Jefferson Duty 12 1/2 acres 28 July 1898 p. 114-115
William R. Duty to Emma Duty 80 acres 4 December 1897 p. 115-116
William R. Duty to Jefferson Duty 50 acres 4 December 1897 p. 113-114
Marvel Elkins to William A. Sias 100 acres Sulpher Spring Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 7 February 1888 p. 27-28
Maggie Farley to Louis R. Sweetland 1/4 acre and 1 Lot Hamlin 15 August 1907 p. 365-367
Jonah Ferguson to Dollie Ferrell 30 acres Big Ugly 19 October 1907 P.M. Toney, NP p. 289-290
James P. Ferrell to Bradford Toney 7 June 1887 Philip Hager, NP p. 240-241
Smith and Nettie Ferrell to Elizabeth Duty 16 acres 21 November 1899 p. 116-117
Floyd Fry et ux to Bradford Toney 150 acre interest just above mouth of Green Shoal 28 June 1898 J.H. McComas, NP p. 243 [references B.C. Toney farm]
A.B. Harrison and J.H. Fry to A.B. Staley 86 acres Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 8 April 1892 p. 81
Sarah Headley to E.C. Lucas et ux one acre Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 2 March 1907 p. 313-314
L.D. Hill to Moses Lucas 100 acres Mile Branch 24 April 1903 p. 316-317
Alex Hollandsworth et ux to Lee Fry House and Lot, Hamlin 26 March 1908 p. 367-368
James A. Holley et ux to Allen Brumfield, Jr. Guyandotte River 6 June 1898 p. 415-418
Nancy A. Holley et ux to Maggie Farley 1/4 acre Hamlin 7 June 1907 p. 364-365
J.W. Johnson to Spencer Adkins and John P. Lucas right of way 11 July 1908 p. 277-278
B.B. Lucas to Lottie Lucas 75 acres Green Shoal branch 11 December 1906 M.C. Farley, NP p. 220-221
Charley and Louisa Lucas et vir to Morgan Phipps 7 acres Laurel Fork (Jefferson District) 13 September 1910 p. 371
John P. Lucas to A.B. Staley 65 acres West Side Guyandotte River 26 December 1899 Jefferson Lucas, JP p. 82-83
John P. Lucas to A.B. Staley 46 acres Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 12 March 1907 Jefferson Lucas, JP p. 78-79
William Mans to Mary Alice Mans et al quit claim 12 May 1905 p. 11-12
A.F. Morris, special commissioner, to B.B. Lucas 75 acres on Green Shoal 7 December 1906 p. 218-219
W.C. Mullen et ux to A.P. Sanders 278 acres Lick Branch 17 October 1907 p. 369-370
Lewis and Malinda Nelson to A.E. Wagner 15 acres on West Side of Guyan River 4 December 1906 D.F. Smith, JP
Wesley Nelson to A.E. Wagner 23 acres 21 March 1906 p. 57-58
Floyd Rakes to Georgie E. Staley 50 acres on Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 28 July 1892 p. 79-80
John W. Runyans to Canaan Adkins 66 2/3 acres (interest in 200 acres) West Fork and Guyandotte River 6 February 1889 p. 248
F.D. Stallings et ux to Abijah Workman 100 acre interest on Francis Creek 15 March 1899 p.7-8
Russell S. Stollings et ux to William D. Farley 35 acres Little Harts Creek and Francis Fork of Twelve Pole 24 March 1900 Isaac Fry, JP p. 298-299
Ralph and Anna Steel to William R. Duty 73 3/4 acres 14 August 1903 p. 112-113
B.C. Toney to Bradford Toney 20 acres and 80 acres Big Ugly 20 February 1884 -. 239-240
Moses B. Toney et al to Allen Brumfield 10 June 1892 p. 422-423
Wirt Toney et al to Bradford Toney 140 acres Guyandotte River 1 April 1887 p. 244-245
O.J. Wilkinson, Commissioner of School Lands, to J.H. Meek, trustee 25 acres Ranger School West Side Guyandotte River 20 December 1909 p. 207
F.B. Wilson to John D. Shelton 105 acres Sand Creek Jerry Lambert, NP 1 October 1908 p. 36-37
J.R. Wilson to J.A. Holley Timber on Bobbies Branch 15 November 1899 p. 155
Abijah Workman to Nancy Workman 30 acres Francis Creek 17 January 1900 Rufus Pack, NP p. 9
David Workman to Brad Toney 140 acres 20 October 1891 p. 237-238
NOTE: I copied all of these deeds.
1st Regiment Virginia State Line, Abbs Valley, Ball Gap, Barboursville, Big Sandy River, Cabell County, civil war, Clint Lovette, Coal River, Confederate Army, G.W. Hackworth, Guyandotte, Guyandotte River, Hamlin, history, J.C. Reynolds, John B. Floyd, Kanawha River, Levisa Fork, Mud River, Mud River Bridge, Ohio, Proctorville, Thomas H. Perry, Tug Fork, Tylers Creek, Van Sanford, Virginia, West Virginia
About 1910, Rev. Thomas H. Perry reflected on his long life, most of which was spent in the vicinity of Tylers Creek in Cabell County, West Virginia. In this excerpt from his autobiography, Mr. Perry recalled the early years of the Civil War in his locale:
Immediately after our first defeat we began to plan for another exit to Dixie, as so few of our men made their escape to Dixie after being fired into at the falls of Guyan, for we knew now for a certainty that we must go south and be a soldier or go north a prisoner; for the Federals were going through the country picking up men and sending them away as far as they could. This last plan was for us to meet at Ball Gap, on Mud river, early in the morning, and a company of armed men would meet us there to guard us out to Dixie. Early that morning I met thirty or forty young men at the Ball Gap. We appointed G.W. Hackworth as our leader, and we moved on Mud river, and the young men came to us all along the way, and when we arrived six miles above Hamlin, we had from one to two hundred men in our company. From there we crossed the mountain to the Guyan valley, and then up the river and over the mountains and through the woods for ten days and nights, and we found ourselves in Aps [sic] valley, Virginia. Here we organized a military company* by electing G.W. Hackworth, captain; Van Sanford, J.C. Reynolds and Clint Lovette, lieutenants. No one knows but myself the feelings I had the day I took the oath to support the constitution of the Southern Confederate States of America and to discharge my duty as a soldier. As they swore me they handed me a bible. I remembered that this is the book that I had been preparing myself to preach, and it says: “Thou shalt not kill,” and it gave me trouble as long as I was a soldier.
We drilled at this place two or three weeks, and had eighty-four men in our company, and they generally used us as scouts, operating from the Kanawha river westward, down into Kentucky and eastern Tennessee. There would be times that we would not see our regiment for two months, and then again we would be with them every day for two months. The Federals were trying to make their way up Coal river, Guyan river, Tug river, and the Levisa fork of Big Sandy river, in Kentucky. Their idea was to destroy the New river bridge and the King salt works. General Floyd had a brigade of soldiers somewhere about the headwaters of these rivers; sometimes he would send large scouting parties down these rivers and drive out everything before them. Sometimes when we would be driving them down one river they would be moving up some other river. I have crossed the mountains between these rivers so many times and was shot at by men in the brush and suffered from hunger and cold so many times that it makes me think of war as the darkest days of my life. At one time I went three days and nights without one bite to eat; in many places we had to live on the country that we were in, and the soldiers in front would get all the citizens had to eat, and the rear guard suffered for food; we did not have battles like Lee and Grant, but to many of our poor boys the battle to them was as great as that of Gettysburg or Cold Harbor was to some of them.
At one time my company and some other company was ordered to Cabell county, and we came to Mud river bridge and went into camp for eight or ten days at this place. During our stay in this camp we had no trouble in getting food for our horses and soldiers for the Reeces and Morris and Guinns and Kilgores and others who lived in this neighborhood had an abundance of this world’s goods at that time. One morning our captain said he wanted eight volunteers who would go afoot for three or four days; he had no trouble in getting the eight men; I was one of that number; Lieutenant Lovette was in command, and at noon that day we ate dinner near Barboursville, and at night we were in Guyandotte. Several times the next day we would stand along the river front and see the Federal soldiers in Proctorville. In the middle of that afternoon we started back for Mud river bridge, and the next day our command broke camp, and we started for Dixie. Why these eight men were sent to Guyandotte I never knew, and why General Floyd sent such large scouting parties to Mason, Cabell and Wayne counties, as he did at this time, I never knew, unless it was to give protection to those who were desirous of going south with their families and chattels, which a great many did, and stayed until after the war.
Source: From Youth to Old Age by T.H. Perry, Chapter 6, p. 16-18. Note: As of 1862, Cabell County remained a part of Virginia and Lincoln County did not exist.
*Company F, 1st Regiment Virginia State Line
A.T. Miller, Alice Dingess, Anna Adams, Anna Butcher, Anna Dingess, Beatrice Dingess, Beulah M. Rickman, Blanche Mae Lambert, Boone County, Chapmanville District, Charlie Gore, Cole Adams, David E. Johnson, Dixie Mullins, E.V. Parsons, Ed Brumfield, education, Enos Dial, Everett Dingess, Fay Gill, Fisher B. Adkins, Fred Wilt, genealogy, Gill School, Glen Dingess, Harts Creek District, history, Howard Adams, Ina Adams, Jessie Brumfield, Kile Topping, Lester H. Cross, Lincoln County, Lizzie Nelson, Logan, Logan County, Lot W. Adams, Lucy Dingess, M.F. Tomblin, Nora Brumfield, Reb Adkins, Rufus P. Lambert, Shively, Sylvia Cyfers, teacher, Thomas J. McGinnis, Ula Adams, Wallace Hayner, Walter Hauldren, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Willie J. Williams, Yantus
In 1925-1926, Lincoln County (WV) Superintendent of Schools Rufus P. Lambert of Hamlin and Logan County (WV) Superintendent of Schools E.V. Parsons of Logan issued information regarding teachers in their respective counties for publication in the West Virginia Educational Directory. Given below are the names of Harts area teachers, post office address, enrollment, and county of employment. NOTE: Teachers did not necessarily teach in their immediate locale.
Anna Adams, Whirlwind, 38, Logan
Cole Adams, Queens Ridge, 24, Logan
Howard Adams, Whirlwind, 36, Logan
Ina Adams, Shively, 32, Logan
Lot W. Adams, Big Creek, 8, Lincoln
Ula Adams, Yantus, 34, Logan
Fisher B. Adkins, Hart’s, 42, Logan
Rebel Adkins, Queens Ridge, 24, Lincoln
Ed Brumfield, Harts, 25, Lincoln
Jessie Brumfield, Harts, 45, Lincoln
Nora Brumfield, Harts, 20, Lincoln
Anna Butcher, Shively, 65, Logan
Lester H. Cross, Shively, 32, Logan
Sylvia Cyfers, Leet, 40, Lincoln
Enos Dial, Harts, 40, Lincoln
Alice Dingess, Queens Ridge, 66, Logan
Anna Dingess, Queens Ridge, 28, Logan
Beatrice Dingess, Hart’s, 12, Logan
Everett Dingess, Ferrellsburg, 36, Logan
Glen Dingess, Leet, 24, Lincoln
Lucy Dingess, Queens Ridge, 28, Logan
Fay Gill Frye, Gill, 33, Lincoln
Charlie Gore, Ferrrellsburg, 43, Lincoln
Walter Hauldren, Rector, 26, Lincoln
Wallace Haynor, Rector, 25, Lincoln
David E. Johnson, Dollie, 24, Lincoln
Blanche Mae Lambert, Sand Creek, 19, Lincoln
Thomas J. McGinnis, Whirlwind, 49, Logan
A.T. Miller, Danville, 12 Lincoln
Dixie Mullins, Queens Ridge, 35, Logan
Lizzie Nelson, Harts, 18, Lincoln
Beulah M. Rickman, Gill, 14, Lincoln
M.F. Tomblin, Queens Ridge, 44, Lincoln
Kile Topping, Atenville, 22, Lincoln
Willie J. Williams, Queens Ridge, 30, Lincoln
Fred Wilt, Rector, 7, Lincoln
The highest paid teachers are given below:
Lot W. Adams, $960/yr.
Fisher B. Adkins, $840/yr.
Alice Dingess, $840/yr.
Fay Gill Frye, $840/yr.
Charlie Gore, $840/yr.
A.T. Miller, $840/yr.
Walter Hauldren, $820/yr.
Beatrice Dingess, $800/yr.
The lowest paid teachers received $400/yr.
Source: West Virginia Educational Directory for the School Year 1925-1926
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
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