Ada Virginia Newman, Angeline Lucas, Appalachia, Boney Lucas, genealogy, George Ora Newman, Harts Creek, history, Julia Newman, Lincoln County, Millard Lucas, Ohio, Ross County, West Fork, West Virginia
Appalachia, Bertha Haines, Bob Adkins, Bob Dingess, Brooke Adkins, Caroline Brumfield, Chapmanville, Christopher Columbus Pack, Columbus, Cora Adkins, county clerk, deputy sheriff, Dr. J.T. Ferrell, Earl Wysong, Elizabeth Tomblin, Ellis Hans Isaac, Fisher B. Adkins, genealogy, Gill, Grover Gartin, Hamlin, Harts, Harts Creek, Herb Adkins, history, Huntington, Ira Tomblin, Jack Browning Cemetery, Jack Marcum, Jessie Brumfield, Lincoln County, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, Maezelle Brumfield, Mary Marcum, Nola Adkins, Nora Brumfield, Ohio, Pauline Scites, pneumonia, Ranger, Republican Party, Toney Johnson, typhoid fever, Verna Johnson, Vina Porter, Virginia Scites, Ward Brumfield, Wesley Tomblin, West Hamlin, West Virginia, Whirlwind
An unknown correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on October 22, 1926:
Grover Gartin of Ranger was calling on Miss Nola Adkins Sunday.
Herbert Adkins was transacting business in Huntington Monday.
Ward Brumfield was looking after business matters in Hamlin Tuesday.
Earl Wysong and Miss Bertha Haines of Logan were visiting friends and relatives at Harts Saturday and were entertained by Miss Jessie Brumfield.
Miss Cora Adkins spent Sunday at Gill.
Mr. and Mrs. Toney Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield of Harts.
Mrs. Ellis Hans Isaac of West Hamlin was calling on friends here Sunday.
Miss Pauline Scites and little sister Virginia of Huntington were the guests of Miss Jessie Brumfield Sunday at Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dingess of Whirlwind passed through Harts Saturday evening enroute to Logan.
Jack and Mary Marcum of Ranger were in Harts Sunday.
Mrs. C.C. Pack and Miss Jessie Brumfield and little sister, May Zell, attended the funeral of Mrs. Wesley Tomblin, which took place at the Browning cemetery on Harts Creek Tuesday.
Ira Tomblin is very ill at present with typhoid fever.
We are very sorry to announce the death of Mrs. Wes Tomblin, who died at her home on Harts Creek Monday morning of pneumonia fever.
Mrs. Jas. Porter is very ill at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adkins and Mrs. Brooke Adkins of Hamlin were calling on friends in Harts Sunday afternoon.
Ward Brumfield, deputy sheriff of Lincoln county, is loading ties today (Wednesday).
Fisher B. Adkins, Republican nominee for county clerk, is making a progressive campaign. Go to it, Fisher. We are going to elect the whole ticket this time.
Dr. Ferrell of Chapmanville was calling on patients in Harts and on Harts Creek Saturday.
School is progressing nicely here with Mrs. Nora Brumfield for teacher.
Good luck to The Banner!
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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 April 20, 1926:
The Hugh Thompson school is progressing nicely under the tutorship of Mr. Bernard Forbes.
Dallas Hollingsworth of Tim’s Fork has left for his home in Bethesda, Ohio.
Peter Dingess was seen looking at a barber shop. Wonder why?
O’Dell Butcher is visiting Chapmanville this week. O’Dell Butcher is the best marble player in Chapmanville.
J.D. Price of this place died in a Huntington hospital last Saturday night. Interment was made in the Godby Branch cemetery on Tuesday.
Mr. Bias, the ladies man, is back on duty with the C. & O. this week.
The Vickers mines are resuming work after being closed down for quite a while.
H.T. Butcher is attending federal court at Charleston this week.
The high school is up to the voters now. The election has been called.
There were five transactions in real estate here last week. Pretty good for a village like this.
W.A. McCloud is planning a trip to Columbus, O., in the next few days.
Prof. L.H. Strader of Philippi was visiting friends here last week.
Now that the election contest is over, the people are expecting great things from Sheriff Hatfield and the county court. No further reason why this district should not have a member to represent us.
Next week I will give a list of all whom are sick, unless the list is too big for publication.
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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Burrell Spurlock, who resided near Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Son of Eli and Mary (Cummings) Spurlock, was born in Boone county, (now) West Virginia, April 14, 1833, and in Lincoln county, January 7, 1857, he wedded Phoebe Jane, daughter of Preston and Elizabeth (Haskins) Spears. The children of this union number twelve, born as follows: Emily, December 17, 1858, died February 21, 1859; Louisa Jane, December 25, 1859; Emily Alice, October 10, 1861, died January 19, 1880; Robert, September 17, 1864; Allen and Wirt, twins, October 25, 1867; Evermont Green, born February 17, 1870; Sarah Ellen, May 20, 1873, died September 22, 1878; Victoria, February 19, 1876; Leander Filmore, June 30, 1878, died December 8, 1878; Maria, March 26, 1880; Mary Elizabeth, July 7, 1883. Mrs. Spurlock was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, June 10, 1840; she has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for fifteen years. A brother of Mrs. Spurlock, Thomas Preston Spears, served in teh late war in the Federal army, and died a prisoner. The subject of this sketch was in the civil war, serving in the Federal army, in Company K, 7th West Virginia Cavalry. He enlisted, March 10, 1864, participated in the battles at Floyd Mountain, New River Bridge, Lynchburg, fighting continuously from Lynchburg to Kanawha valley, and was discharged August 5, 1865. Charles Spurlock, grandfather of Burrell, was born and raised ____. The country then was inhabited mostly by Indians. Burrell Spurlock is a farmer in union district, owning 360 acres of farming land, located on Big Laurel, nine miles from Hamlin. The timber on this land consists of pine, poplar, locust, sugar, maple, beech, hickory, and oak; good orchard; superior cannel and stone coal, and iron ore. Address Mr. Spurlock at Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 132.
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An unknown local correspondent from Yantus in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 30, 1926:
Here we come with a bit of news from Yantus.
We are having pretty weather down here and lots of farming is going on.
Miss Ida Sanders was horse back riding Sunday.
Misses Linnie White and Grace Stollings were visiting her parents Sunday.
We are sorry to say that Bee Bud Campbell broke a plow Saturday and was cutting a shine about it.
Bud Chapman made a flying trip to Ugly Sunday evening in a Ford roadster.
Mr. Mitch Stollings held a dance at his home Saturday night and it was well attended by the local people. The music was furnished by Hurst Butcher and Dillard Farris.
Hassel and Wilson Butcher attended the dance and reported a fine time.
H.T. Butcher is attending federal court at Charleston this week.
The Hugh Thompson school is progressing nicely under the tutorship of Mr. Bernard Forbes.
Arnold Christian’s sick cow is improving nicely under the care of Ed Chapman.
Dallas Hollingsworth has left for his home in Bethesda, Ohio after leaving his school at Tim’s Fork of Crawley.
Hubb Vance has got Cecil Butcher employed to grub for him.
The wedding bells will soon be ringing as John Cabell is farming for Bilton Conley.
We are sorry to report the sickness of Mr. Johnnie Butcher; he is very ill at this writing.
Bill Chapman is painting his Ford.
Odell Butcher is becoming a shark at shooting pool. If you don’t think so, ask the boys.
Abel Hall is making a road for his Studebaker. We think summer is coming at last.
Daily happenings–Hugh Butcher and his pistol; Hazel and her new slippers; Gracie and her new hose; Floyd and his wide belt; Andrew and his uniform; Bernard and his dinner bucket; Wilson and his Ford; John Cabell calling on Tiny; Clell and his mattock; Hurst and his banjo; Johnnie and his Studebaker watch.
Hurrah for the dear old Banner!
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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
10th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Appalachia, civil war, Confederate Army, farming, Fort Delaware, genealogy, Gilbert Creek, Henry H. Hardesty, history, John Stafford, John W. Stafford, Levisa Stafford, Logan County, Ohio, R.A. Brock, Richmond, Superintendent of Schools, U.S. South, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, West Virginia, Zanesville
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for John W. Stafford, who resided at Gilbert Creek in Logan County, West Virginia:
Son of John and Levisa (Spratt) Stafford, was born Oct. 27, 1833, in Logan county, W.Va. His father was born Feb. 10, 1810, in Tazewell county, Va., and died in Logan county on March 12, 1862, and his mother was born in Zanesville, O., on Dec. 6, 1811, dying in Logan county also on Aug. 25, 1886. John W., the subject of this sketch, enlisted in the Confederate States army in July, 1861; commissioned lieutenant of Co. H, 10th Va. V.I., serving until the close of the struggle; discharged in 1865 at Ft. Delaware prison. Mr. Stafford is now engaged in farming and merchandising, and was elected county superintendent of schools in Logan county in 1875, serving until 1877; post office address, Gilbert Creek, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 841.
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