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An unknown local correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on May 21, 1926:
This Rev. E.M. Oaks of Stollings preached a very interesting sermon here Sunday at the Christian church.
Rev. Reedy will preach here next Sunday in the place of Grover Lowe, he being temporarily absent.
Peter Carter of Buck Fork was in town Monday.
J.E. Peck of Logan was looking after legal matters here Tuesday.
Prof. Snidow claims to have the best Algebra class of any place in the county.
Earnie Ward left here Monday for Detroit, Mich.
The Regular Baptists will hold their annual meeting at the Low Gap church on Big Creek Sunday June 19th.
W.C. Pridemore, the new deputy, is collecting taxes now. Cam says everybody must pay.
Quite a band of gypsies passed through town Monday. Owing to the experience of some of the boys last year, no one had their fortunes told this trip.
Daily happenings: The public asking the postmaster fool questions; John Vickers if he is a candidate; Roscoe Ferrell when the county court meets; Dr. Ferrell when will the next flu epidemic be.
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In 1908, A.J. Fowler, James Lowe, and Alfred Cabell, members of the Chapmanville District board of education, recorded deeds for district school property at the Logan County (WV) Clerk’s Office. Most of the deeds had been previously destroyed in a house fire. At the time of their destruction, 1897, Joe Phipps was secretary of the district board of education. Given below is the date of transfer, the grantor’s name, the location of the property, and the amount of money paid by the board to the grantor.
October 3, 1896: Louisa Butcher, 1/2 acre on Crawley Creek, near Striker, $25
August 4, 1897: Betsy Fowler, widow of Theophilus Fowler, et al, 1/4 acre Fowler’s Branch in Chapmanville, $50
August 10, 1897: Jennie Dingess, widow of Peter Dingess, and David C. Dingess, 1/2 acre Tim’s Fork, $0
August 10, 1897: James I. Dingess and Martha J. Dingess, “Rocky School,” 1/2 acre mouth Rocky Branch, $30
August 10, 1897: Harvey and Harriet Thompson, 1/2 acre, East Fork, $15
August 10, 1897: Lucinda Lucas, main Harts Creek, $8
August 10, 1897: Jane Ferrell, widow of J.T. Ferrell, et al, Lane School, $15
August 10, 1897: Hugh Dingess, Smoke House Fork, $15
August 10, 1897: Louisa Butcher, widow of John G. Butcher, 1/2 acre Crawley, Striker, $20
August 10, 1897: Anthony and Alafair Adams, mouth of Buck Fork, $0
August 10, 1897: E.C. and Harriett Duty, 1/2 acre North Fork, “North Fork School,” $15
August 10, 1897: Robert L. Barker and Dorcas Barker, widow of William, Big Creek, “Barker School,” $15
August 10, 1897: J.E. and Mary Peck (originally from Green Farley), Three Forks of Crawley, $10
August 17, 1897: Polly Conley, widow of Garland B. Conley, et al, Smoke House, $8
August 18, 1897: Sophia and David Kinser, Trace Fork, $0
August 24, 1897: Mary Ann and Burwell Farley, Smoke House Fork, $15
February 7, 1902: Robert and Almeda Mullins, main Harts Creek, $10
January 2, 1904: F.D. Young Tie & Lumber Company of Huntington, 1/2 acre Marsh Fork Branch of West Fork, $10
December 2, 1905: M.D. and M.J. Stone, 425/1000 acre, $25
July 21, 1908: S.B. and Etta Robertson and Bruce McDonald, Lot 64 in Chapmanville, $125