The Adams Cemetery, which I visited on 4 April 2015, is located just above the mouth of McCloud Branch of Hoover Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia. Driving up Hoover Fork Road, the small and mostly forgotten cemetery is barely visible to the right. Folk tradition says these are Native American graves.
unmarked rock headstone and footstone
unmarked rock headstone partially buried at pine tree and rock footstone
unmarked rock headstone and small rock footstone
short square rock headstone and small rock footstone
rock headstone reading “JO ADAMS, B. JAN ________” in top line with “____7” in next line; rock footstone
A.E. Thompson, Albert G. Vance, America Mullins, Ann Conley, Anthony Bryant, Arzella E. Thompson, Ben Adams, Bettie Adams, Brazilla Collins, Burl Adams, Caroline Browning, Caroline Farley, Caroline Nelson, Charley Lilly, Charley Workman, Clarissa G. Riddle, Cynthia A. Workman, Delphia Workman, Dorthula Dingess, Dyke Garrett, E.B. Lilly Jr., Elias Thompson, Elizabeth Dempsey, Emily Jane Johnson, Emily Workman, Floyd Bryant, Floyd Stollings, genealogy, George Spaulding, George Thompson, Gordon Farley, Green McNeely, Hariff Fleming, Harriet Carter, Harriet Dingess, Harts Creek, Harvey Smith, Henry Spry, Hester C. Collins, history, Hugh Conley, Isaac Fry, Isaac Tomblin, J. McNeeley, James B. Mullins, James E. Farley, James Thompson, James Tomblin, Jane Conley, Jeff McCloud, Jesse Robinson, John A. Vance, John B. Thompson, John Brumfield, John F. Farley, John H. Adkins, John H. Mullins, John Manns, John Murphy, John Q. Adams, John W. Workman, John Workman, Joseph Workman, Julia Hensley, Julia Lucas, Julia White, Linnie Hainer, Logan, Logan County, Louis Thompson, Louisa Thompson, Lucinda Bryant, Lucinda Collins, Lucinda Lucas, Lucinda Pool, Lucy Conley, M.A. Robinson, M.J. Tomblin, Maggie Perdue, Mahala Pridemore, Margaret Baisden, Martha Jane Burns, Martha Jane Tomblin, Mary A. Browning, Mary E. Baisden, Mary J. Smith, Mary Lambert, Mary Mullins, Mary Shadrack, Matilda Collins, Matilda Dalton, Matthew A. Robinson, Mattie Vance, Melvin Baisden, Minerva McCloud, Moses Tomblin, Nasby Smith, Ollie Barley, Paris Hensley, Paris S. Spry, Peter H. Dingess, Polly Adams, Ralph Nelson, Rebecca Hall, Rhoda Browning, Rhoda Simpkins, Robert Amburgey, Robert Owens, Robert Workman, S.P. Spry, Sarah E. Workman, Spencer Mullins, Wallace Toney, Wash Dempsey, Wash Farley, Wayne Adams, West Virginia, William H. Watts, William Mullins, Yantus Dingess
The following list of Logan County marriages for the period of 1893 to 1900 reveals the names of preachers operating in the Harts Creek area. The source for this material is “Marriage Record 2 (1892-1913),” pages 2-146, which is located at the Logan County Clerk’s Office in Logan, WV. Many thanks to the county clerks and their employees who have always been so helpful to my research these past twenty-five years. NOTE: Marriage records for the Lincoln County section of the community are unavailable.
Isaac Fry March 1893 John H. Adkins and Caroline Nelson
W.D. Garrett March 1893 Floyd Bryant and Mary E. Baisden
Washington Dempsey April 1893 Spencer Mullins and Syntha A. Workman
Washington Dempsey June 1893 Harvey Smith and Hester C. Collins
Washington Dempsey 07 July 1893 William Mullins and Mary Mullins
Washington Dempsey 14 September 1893 Henry Spry and M.J. Tomblin
Isaac Fry 14 October 1893 John Brumfield and Harriet Dingess
Washington Dempsey 09 December 1893 Robert Amburgey and Rebecca Hall
None Given February 1894 Robert Workman and Mattie Vance
W.D. Garrett 09 March 1894 John Q. Adams and Maggie Perdue
J.G. McNeely 11 April 1894 John Murphy and Matilda Dalton
Washington Dempsey 24 April 1894 Ben Adams and Polly Adams
Washington Dempsey 04 June 1894 Wayne Adams and Minerva McCloud
None Given June 1894 Joseph Workman and A.E. Thompson
Washington Dempsey July 1894 or 1895 James E. Farley and Darthula Dingess
None Given 05 July 1894 John B. Thompson and Julia White
P.H. Dingess 10 July 1894 James Thompson and Margret Baisden
W.D. Garrett 09 December 1894 Nasby Smith and Caroline Farley
W.D. Garrett 22 December 1894 Wash Farley and Mahala Pridemore
Pyrrhus Hensley 19 January 1895 J. McNeeley and Ollie Barley
None Given May 1895 William H. Watts and Yantie Dingess
Peter H. Dingess July 1895 Burwell Adams and Bettie Adams
Gordon Farley July 1895 Hugh Conley and Mary Shadrack
Peter H. Dingess July 1895 Wash Priest and Margaret Lynch
John F. Farley September 1895 Charley Lilly and Jane Conley
W.D. Garrett 21 September 1895 Robert Owens and Rebecca Hall
Washington Dempsey 01 November 1895 Floyd Bryant and Mary J. Smith
Washington Dempsey December 1895 Melvin Baisden and Matilda Collins
None Given February 1896 John Workman and Mary Lambert
None Given 19 May 1896 Robert Mullins and Delphy Workman
P.H. Dingess 24 January 1897 John H. Mullins and Martha Jane Burns
M.A. Robinson 22 March 1897 A.D. Robinson and Polly Aldridge
P.H. Dingess, Sr. 27 April 1897 Wedington Mullins and Margarett Jonas
W.D. Garrett 03 April 1898 Charley Workman and Linnie Haner
K.H. Bevins 10 April 1898 Floyd Stollings and Ann Conley
Wash Dempsey 03 May 1898 Ralph Nelson and Caroline Browning
Jesse R. Browning 07 September 1898 Jesse Robinson and Mary A. Browning
W.D. Garrett 12 April 1899 Wallace Toney and Julia Lucas
M.A. Robinson 03 August 1899 Albert G. Vance and Sarah E. Workman
M.A. Robinson 03 September 1899 John W. Workman and Lucinda Pool
Wash Dempsey 22 September 1899 William Mullins and America Mullins
Washington Dempsey 22 September 1899 S.P. Spry and Lucinda Bryant
Wash Dempsey 22 September 1899 Moses Tomblin and Rhoda Simpkins
Wash Dempsey 14 October 1899 Louis Thompson and Brazilla Collins
M.A. Robinson 27 November 1899 James B. Mullins and Emily Jane Johnson
Wash Dempsey 07 December 1899 George Spaulding and Harriet Carter
H. Fry 23 February 1900 John Mans and Emily Workman
M.A. Robinson 27 February 1900 Elias Thompson and Elizabeth Dempsey
Isaac Fry 09 March 1900 Jeff McCloud and Louisa Thompson
W.D. Garrett 04 April 1900 George Thompson and Lucy Conley
Wash Dempsey 10 April 1900 Isaac Tomblin and Lucinda Collins
Wash Dempsey 17 April 1900 John A. Vance and Rhoda Browning
None Given July 1900 Antony Bryant and Lucinda Lucas
M.A. Robinson 01 November 1900 E.B. Lilly, Jr. and Clarissa G. Riddle
P. Hensley 23 November 1900 James Tomblin and Julia Hensley
Albert Sidebottom, Allen Ellis, Andrew Conley, Ann Dingess, Bettie Conley, Brook Hager, Charley Conley, Cora Dingess, Dorthena Gore, Elbert Dingess, Eliza Mullins, Ellen Meadows, Emery Mullins, genealogy, George W. Deskins, Gordon Farley, Harts Creek, Henry Meeks, history, Jackson Adkins, James P. Mullins, Jeff Vinson, Jeremiah Sias, John Adams, John Coburn, John Conley, John F. Dingess, Josephus Workman, Leona Williamson, Leota Hager, Logan County, Lourena Fry, Margaret Adams, Margaret McCloud, Minnis W. Perry, Moses Dempsey, Nellie Workman, Ozilla Thompson, Peter Carter, Peter Dalton, Peter Mullins, Robert L. Browning, Rosa Marcum, Roxie Dempsey, Sallie Adkins, Sally Adams, Sarah Ball, Stella Abbott, Tilda Vance, Van B. Prince, Virginia Perry, Washington Dempsey, Washington Vance, West Virginia, William Fleming
The following list of Logan County marriages for the period of 1891 to 1892 reveals the names of preachers operating in the Harts Creek area. This is a “working list” and will be updated. The source for this material is “Marriages-Births-Deaths, 1872-1892,” pages 65-69, and “Logan County Marriages, 1893-1913,” which is located at the Logan County Clerk’s Office in Logan, WV. Many thanks to the county clerks and their employees who have always been so helpful to my research these past twenty-five years. NOTE: Marriage records for the Lincoln County section of the community are unavailable.
Van B. Prince __ January 1891 Peter Dalton and Evaline James
Josephus Workman 10 January 1891 Emery Mullins and Estella Abbott
Josephus Workman 05 February 1891 William Fleming and Lourena Fry
Van B. Prince 28 May 1891 Peter Carter and Margaret Adams
James P. Mullen 04 June 1891 J.D. Ellis and M.L. Berry
Van B. Prince 08 June 1891 Elbert C. Dingess and Ozilla Thompson
Gordon Farley 4 September 1891 Andrew Conley and Ellen Meadows
Van B. Prince 08 October 1891 Henry Meeks and Leota Hagar
Van B. Prince 15 November 1891 Robert L. Browning and Sarah Ball
Washington Dempsey 24? November 1891 Moses Dempsey and Sallie Adkins
Van B. Prince 23 December 1891 Jeremiah Sias and Margaret McCloud
Jackson Adkins 24 December 1891 John Cobern and Leona Williamson
Gordon Farley 31 December 1891 O.J. Simms? and Bettie Conley
Van B. Prince 11 January 1892 Washington Vance and Sally Adams
Gordon Farley 26? January 1892 John Adams and Dorthena Gore
Van B. Prince 29 January 1892 Jeff Vinson and Brook Hagar
Gordon Farley 13 February 1892 Peter Mullins and Eliza Mullins
Van B. Prince 01 March 1892 John Conley and Nellie Workman
Isaac Fry 07 March 1892 Minnis W. Perry and Virginia Perry
Van B. Prince 08 March 1892 Allen Ellis and Tilda Vance
Gordon Farley September 1892? John F. Dingess and Ann Dingess
Gordon Farley September 1892? Albert Sidebottom and Cora Dingess
Wash Dempsey October 1892 Charley Conley and Rosa Marcum
Washington Dempsey December 1892 George W. Deskins and Roxie Dempsey
Anthelia Gore, Arminta Thompson, Caroline Dingess, Charley Brumfield, Charley Curry, Dump Farley, Dyke Garrett, Ella Workman, Farabell McCloud, Floyd Hager, Frances Adkins, genealogy, George Thompson, Harts Creek, James A. Hager, James Messer, James P. Mullins, James Williamson, Jesse Gore, John Chapman, Josephus Workman, Julia Browning, Lena Chapman, Logan County, Lucinda Hall, Margaret Vance, Pat Anna Dingess, Richard Kirk, Rosa B. Farmer, Sarah Ann McCloud, Susan McCloud, U.S. Richards, Van B. Prince, Vinson Collins, West Virginia, Wilson Abbott
The following list of Logan County marriages for 1890 reveals the names of preachers operating in the Harts Creek area. This is a “working list” and will be updated. The source for this material is “Marriages-Births-Deaths, 1872-1892,” pages 62-64, which is located at the Logan County Clerk’s Office in Logan, WV. Many thanks to the county clerks and their employees who have always been so helpful to my research these past twenty-five years. NOTE: Marriage records for the Lincoln County section of the community are unavailable.
Van B. Prince 23 February 1890 James Williamson and M.J. McCloud
Van B. Prince 25 March 1890 A.S. Lowe and Susan McCloud
Van B. Prince 28 March 1890 James Rose and Mary Marcum
Van B. Prince 17 April 1890 Vinson A. Collins and B. Ella Workman
Van B. Prince 25 April 1890 James Messer and Margarett Vance
J.P. Mullins 18 May 1890 John Chapman and Lena Chapman
Van B. Prince 23 May 1890 U.S. Richards and Pat Anna Dingess
Josephus Workman 25 May 1890 Wilson Abbott and Rosa B. Farmer
Van B. Prince 3 July 1890 Richard Kirk and Sarah Ann McCloud
M.V. Prince 19 July 1890 Floyd Hager and Farabell McCloud
Josephus Workman 14 September 1890 George B. Farley and Lucinda Hall
Van B. Prince 23 October 1890 James A. Hager and Julia Browning
Josephus Workman __ November 1890 Jesse Gore and Araminta Thompson
Van B. Prince 9 November 1890 Charley Curry and Frances Adkins
Josephus Workman 13 November 1890 George Thompson and Anthelia Gore
Dyke Garrett 27 November 1890 Charley Brumfield and Caroline Dingess
Appalachia, cemeteries, Gaynelle Thompson, genealogy, George Anna Adams, Glenn Allen Adams, Harts Creek, history, James Thomas Adams, Johnie Adams, Johnie Adams Family Cemetery, Logan County, Marvin Thompson, Megan D. Dingess, Richard Thompson, Terry Allen Adams, Trace Fork, Trace Fork Road, U.S. South, Wanda Hope Adams, West Virginia
The Johnie Adams Family Cemetery, which I visited on 3 August 2014, is located 1.9 miles up Trace Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia. Driving up Trace Fork Road, the cemetery is located to the left.
Marvin Thompson (12 August 1951-30 January 2013)
Gaynelle Thompson (02 November 1932-still alive); d/o Johnie and George Anna (Adams) Adams; m. Richard Thompson on 18 November 1950
Richard Thompson (29 October 1926-23 November 1992); s/o Millard and Mary A. (Vance) Thompson
James T. Adams (09 February 1940-23 March 1981); s/o Johnie and George Anna (Adams) Adams
Megan D. Dingess (10 January 1989-17 March 1989)
Anna A. Adams (23 February 1901-07 July 1982); d/o George W. and Victoria (Hager) Adams; m. Johnie Adams
Johnie Adams (06 January 1907-13 November 1977); s/o Anthony and Elizabeth (Mullins) Adams
Terry Allen Adams (31 January 1950-09 March 2009)
Glenn Allen Adams (10 March 1956-19 May 1993); s/o Freeman and Mae (Farley) Adams
Wanda Hope Adams (27 February 1968-28 October 2007)
Alfred W. Tomblin, Appalachia, Bertha Mullins, cemeteries, Edith Dingess, Eliza Mullins, Ewell Mullins, genealogy, Harts Creek, history, Irvin W. Tomblin, Joe Dingess, Logan County, Lottie Cook, Mavis Dinah Mullins, Maxine Coen Brommer, Nunie Mullins, Peter Mullins, Peter Mullins Family Cemetery, Raymond Dingess, Stanley K. Tomblin, Trace Fork, U.S. South, Vonnie Tomblin, West Virginia
The Peter Mullins Family Cemetery, which I visited in August 2014, is located behind the Ewell Mullins homeplace on Trace Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia.
Nunie Mullins (28 November 1918-15 June 1976); d/o Ewell and Bertha (Adams) Mullins
Bertha Mullins (01 July 1894-07 December 1981); d/o Wayne and Minerva (McCloud) Adams; m. Ewell Mullins
Ewell Mullins (25 December 1892-10 March 1956); s/o Peter and Eliza (Mullins) Mullins
Peter Mullins (10 October 1871-10 August 1948); s/o A. Jackson and Chloe (Gore) Mullins
Eliza Mullins (1876-1960); d/o Robert and Almeda (Mullins) Mullins; m. Peter Mullins
Lottie Cook (12 October 1896-12 November 1986); d/o Ewell and Bertha (Adams) Mullins; m. Joe Cook
Maxine Coen Brommer (22 January 1935-25 December 2001)
Joe Dingess (07 November 1942-11 December 2006); s/o Raymond and Edith (Mullins) Dingess
Edith Dingess (06 September 1915-06 September 1997); d/o Peter and Eliza (Mullins) Mullins; m. Raymond Dingess
Raymond Dingess (24 November 1916-30 July 1991); s/o Will and Stella (Stollings) Dingess
Mavis Dinah Mullins (04 February 1947-08 August 1947); d/o Louie and Eunice (Adams) Mullins
Alfred W. Tomblin (22 July 1932-24 March 2006); s/o Ira and Eunice (Kelley) Tomblin
Vonnie Tomblin (26 February 1935-still alive); d/o Ewell and Bertha (Adams) Mullins; m. Alfred W. Tomblin
Irvin W. Tomblin (26 January 1956-25 July 1996); s/o Alfred and Vonnie (Mullins) Tomblin
Stanley K. Tomblin (04 July 1954-29 July 1954); s/o Alfred and Vonnie (Mullins) Tomblin
This history of early life in Logan County, West Virginia, was written by Howard and Daisy Adams. Howard (1906-1976) and Daisy (b.1915) were children of Major and Belle Dora Adams of Trace Fork of Harts Creek. Titled “The life of pioneers during the latter half of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the 19th century” and written in the late 1960s or early 1970s, their history marks the only known attempt by local people to reconstruct the story of pioneer life. This poem, dedicated to their father, appears at the end of the history. It is dated March 15, 1946.
There by the road stands our dear old home
Where once we did dwell.
With Mother and Dad we would roam
O’er our homestead we loved so well.
We would sit by the fire on a winter night
Talking happy and gay.
Sometimes Dad would read while the fire burns bright,
The Bible, and then, he would pray
That God would watch over his loved ones dear
And our neighbors all around.
We would feel God’s presence near
As we knelt in that circle round.
Mother was a favorite of us all.
Dad loved her very dear.
We did love to hear her call
When the evening time was near.
She could soothe away our worries and frowns
And make us want to smile.
Oh, how I wish we could now sit down
With Mother and Dad for a while.
On January tenth, nineteen and thirty-nine,
I shall never forget that day,
God called our mother, leaving us behind
To worry along on life’s way.
God needed another angel fair
To live in His heavenly domain,
So He took our mother, with her love so rare,
To dwell in that home of fame.
We sure loved our dear old dad,
Though he ruled us with a vim.
He was the best friend we ever had
And we thought the world of him.
I shall never forget that Saturday night,
As the clock was striking nine,
As we sat around the fireside bright
Dad left us behind.
It was on December 16, 1944,
While our friends were standing around,
We had done all we could and could do no more.
The Death Angel of the Lord came down.
He took the breath from our darling dad,
And Dad will suffer no more,
But our hearts will always be lonesome and sad
Until we meet on that golden shore.