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.
Alex Messer, Andy Varney, Appalachia, Blackberry Creek, Cap Hatfield, Charles Carpenter, crime, Devil Anse Hatfield, Elias Hatfield, genealogy, Harrison Steele, Hatfield-McCoy Feud, history, Johnson Hatfield, Kentucky, Mate Creek, Mingo County, Pharmer McCoy, Pike County, Plyant Mahorn, Preacher Anse Hatfield, Tolbert McCoy, Tug Fork, Valentine Wall Hatfield, West Virginia
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 Andy Varney’s deposition regarding the affair:
The Commonwealth then introduced as a witness Andy Varney who proves that he knows Defts Wall, Ance, Cap, & Jonce Hatfield, C. Carpenter, Alex Messer. Knows the McCoy boys. I first saw them over on Blackberry just a little above Rev. Anderson Hatfield. Saw Ance, Cap, Jonce, Wall, and Defts. Do not remember seeing defendants with any arms. I next saw them at the river. Was at the school house on Mate creek Tuesday evening to the best of my knowledge the defts had arms there. Guns, I think. The crowd come to Elias Hatfields about 11 oclock. Wall, Elias, Jonce, Ance, Cap, Alex Messer, and the defts they were all armed. They were all there next morning. I was Lying on the porch when the parties came to Elias Hatfield. I saw these two Mayhorn boys there. I staid there all night. I had a gun. I was guarding the prisoners while at school house on Mate. Some one told me he had a summons for a sufficient guard. I have been staying at old man McCoy’s. I was indicted with defendant but the case has been filed away. I was behind all the way down Blackberry Creek with Harrison Steele.
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A correspondent named “Happiness” from Whirlwind at Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 16, 1923:
I think almost everyone welcomed this snowy weather.
Troy Vance and George Carter were visiting friends here last week.
Dewey Pack from Atensville was calling on Miss Roxie Mullins recently.
Charles Mullins has been calling on Miss Eunice Adams.
There was a spelling contest held at the Bryant school house Friday. One hundred and fifty contestants were present. Roxie Mullins won the prize and all present reported a good time.
(“Happiness.” If we would print all the balance of your letter we would be six feet under ground in less time than three days. Please let us live as long as possible and make your letters bristle with real news. –Editor)
Appalachia, Bud Richards, Cherry Tree, genealogy, Grover Adams, Harts Creek, Harvey Smith, history, Hoover Fork, Horatio Rush Adams, hunting, James Robert, Joe Kirk, John Fillinger, John H. Mullins, Logan County, merchant, Mollie Robinson, Mount Gay, Pete Dalton, Pusher Blair, Samuel Vance, singing schools, Smokehouse Fork, Sol Adams, Trace Fork, Twelve Pole Creek, Van Mullins, Victoria Kirk, West Virginia, Whirlwind
A correspondent named “Bluebird” from Whirlwind at Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 16, 1923:
Quite a number of people are on the sick list in this vicinity at this time.
Grover Adams has been busily engaged in the hunting business this winter.
Sol Adams of Mount Gay has been visiting relatives on Hoover recently.
Wonder if James Robert has ever let Pusher Blair ride his grey anymore?
The singing school on Trace is progressing nicely.
Victoria and Joe Kirk were out horseback riding Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Mullins have been visiting relatives on Hart.
Mr. Samuel Vance of Twelve Pole was a business visitor to this community recently.
Mr. Pete Dalton was calling on Mrs. Mollie Robinson recently.
Harve Smith and John Fillinger have been having some fine sport fox hunting this winter.
Everybody has been wondering what has become of Ichabod Crane.
Van Mullins of this place is at Cherry Tree on the sick list. We hope that he will soon recover and return home.
Bud Richards is going into the mercantile business near the mouth of Smoke House.
Ratio. Don’t be afraid. The bull dog won’t hurt you.
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A correspondent named “Fine Sweet Kisses” from Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 13, 1923:
Here we come with a few lines and frost bites; also Herbert Thompson is mourning on the Perrite Hill.
Daniel McCloud is getting ahead of the working.
I wonder what has become of James Baisden? I haven’t heard from him in a long time.
Ichabod Green said he was as fat as a bear.
Wilburn Mullins cranked up his old crippled Fork and went to church.
Ad Mullins is coming back to Hart. He knows Will Maggard won’t let Browney alone.
Peter Carter likes to make his tooth picks.
Van Mullins is swinging his broad hoe. He swore it was summer time.
Harvey Smith is training his fox hounds.
Antha Adams is visiting relatives on Hart this week.
Roy Browning likes to win gold off the punch board.
Wonder if the Cherry Tree girls have quit asking for kisses from the Harts Creek boys?
Mrs. Frank Adams is very ill and has been for some time.
Wayne Adams is moving back to the old town.