Appalachia, Blacksburg, Brandon Kirk, cemeteries, civil war, Confederate Army, Edge Hill, genealogy, history, J.E. Peck, Logan, Logan County, Mary C. Peck, Peck Family Cemetery, Pecks Mill, photos, Phyllis Kirk, Virginia, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on May 28, 1926:
Everybody seems to enjoy farming at present.
Rev. Reedy of Logan gave an interesting sermon both Sunday morning and afternoon at the Christian church. A large crowd assembled.
Rev. Dunagan who has been conducting a meeting at the Holiness church for the past week brought the meeting to a close Monday evening after delivering a sermon for men.
Miss Susie Carper seems to enjoy visiting friends at Big Creek. Wonder what the attraction is anyway?
Miss Tolie Ferrell of Logan spent Sunday here with her parents.
Inez Barker is spending this week in Chapmanville.
Prof. Snidow is leaving for Virginia Wednesday afternoon where he will spend his vacation and then return this coming school term.
There was a little excitement Sunday evening when Mr. Butcher, our sheriff, went into the crowd who were drinking too much.
Miss Fannie Brown and her new friend attended church Sunday night.
Mr. Homer Langdon of Logan spent Sunday here with his mother, Mrs. Langdon.
Brook and Bill sure were having a good time Saturday, judging from the noise.
Daily Happenings: Bias and “that straw hat;” Mabel and her milk pail; Arnold and his lonesome look; Robert and his sweater; Tom looking for Grace. Christian church.
Albert M. Adkins, Appalachia, civil war, coal, Confederate Army, Cosby J. Adkins, Fourteen, Fourteen Mile Creek, genealogy, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jeremiah Lambert, Laurel Hill District, Lewis Adkins, Lincoln County, Melcina Adkins, Sarah Lambert, Tazewell County, timbering, Virginia, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Albert M. Adkins, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
At the age of eighteen, enlisted in the late war, in 1862, and bravely did he fight for Virginia and her rights. He served in the Confederate army, was taken prisoner and held ten months. Mr. Adkins was born in what is now Lincoln county, West Virginia, August 27, 1844. His parents are Lewis and Melcina (Hunter) Adkins. In Lincoln county in 1868, Albert M. Adkins wedded Cosby J. Lambert, who was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, in 1843, and whose parents, Jeremiah and Sarah (Hedrick) Lambert, settled in Lincoln county in 1856. A.M. Adkins is one of the farming population in Laurel Hill district, dealing to some extent in lumber, and is the possessor of 400 acres of land, situated on Fourteen-mile creek. A portion of the land is cultivated, and the rest is heavily timbered with oak, poplar, pine, and walnut, and coal and iron ore are found in abundance. Any mail for Albert M. Adkins may be addressed to Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 138.
Appalachia, Bland County, Carroll District, commissioner of revenue, constable, Emma Eva Christina Stowers, farming, genealogy, George Washington Stowers, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, Hiram H. Lambert, history, James Addison Stowers, Lincoln County, Lincoln County Feud, Luella Ann Stowers, Martha Rebecca Alice Stowers, Mary Priscilla Stowers, Matilda Jane Stowers, music, Paris Brumfield, Priscilla E. Lambert, Rebecca Stowers, Rufus Stowers, Sarah Elizabeth Stowers, Scary Creek, Tazewell County, The Lincoln County Crew, timber, United Baptist Church, Virginia, War of 1812, West Virginia, William Larkin Stowers, William Stowers
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Rufus Stowers, who resided at Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Son of William Larkin and Rebecca (Lambert) Stowers, was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, January 26, 1842, and settled in Lincoln county in 1872. His father died in Tazewell county in 1857, and his mother in 1856. Mr. Stowers taught school thirteen years, but is now a farmer in Carroll district, owning about 127 acres of land on Scary creek, seven miles southeast from Hamlin. The farm is in good condition, containing a large orchard of apple, pear and peach trees, and a portion of it is heavily timbered with poplar, sugar, maple, beech, hickory, and walnut. In Tazewell county, August 16, 1859, Rufus Stowers was united in wedlock with Sarah Elizabeth Lambert. She is a daughter of Hiram H. and Priscilla E. (Lambert) Lambert, and she was born in Tazewell county, April 26, 1844. October 28, 1882, Mrs. Stowers died, leaving a husband and six children to mourn her loss. She was the mother of seven children, one deceased, who were born as follows: George Washington, September 8, 1860; Matilda Jane, March 29, 1862; Mary Priscilla, August 14, 1864; Martha Rebecca Alice, August 9, 1871; Emma Eva Christina, October 7, 1875; James Addison, March 8, 1877, died July 5, 1878; Luella Ann, April 16, 1879. Mr. Stowers is a member of the United Baptist Church; his wife was a member of the same church at the time of her death. William Stowers, father of Rufus, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Rufus Stowers was at one time constable and commissioner of revenue in Bland county, Virginia. Any mail for him may be addressed to Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 117.
NOTE: During the Lincoln County Feud, Paris Brumfield accidentally shot Mr. Stowers. Mr. Stowers appears in the song, “The Lincoln County Crew.”
Appalachia, Carroll District, coal, genealogy, George Edgar Dingess, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jerusha Alice Dingess, John Milton Dingess, Lincoln County, Logan County, Mary Ann Dingess, Mary Dingess, Mary McDonald, Matilda Dingess, Matilda Jane Dingess, Methodist Episcopal Church, Middle Fork, Mud River, Peter Dingess, Peter Scott Dingess, Pulaski County, Richard McDonald, Union District, Virginia, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for John Milton Dingess, who resided at Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Son of Peter and Mary (Stone) Dingess, was born in Logan county, (now) West Virginia, November 3, 1822, and came to Lincoln county in 1853. In Logan county, December 25, 1845, John M. Dingess and Matilda, daughter of Richard and Mary (Ingram) McDonald, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. She was born in Pulaski county, Virginia, August 3, 1823. The record of the five children of Mr. and Mrs. Dingess is: Peter Scott, born August 31, 1847, resides in Union district, Lincoln county; Mary Ann, February 4, 1851, at home; Jerusha Alice, November 12, 1852, lives in Carroll district, Lincoln county; Matilda Jane, September 25, 1856, died May 19, 1858; George Edgar, April 3, 1858, died April 29, 1858. Mrs. Dingess and her two daughters are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. John M. Dingess owns a farm of 150 acres, located on the Middle fork of Mud river, four miles east of Hamlin. There is a young orchard on the farm, and plenty of coal and iron ore to be found. Address Mr. Dingess at Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 111.
3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry, Appalachia, Bear Creek, Bunker Hill, Carroll District, civil war, deputy sheriff, Evermont Ward Brumfield, genealogy, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Irena Johnson, jailer, John H. Brumfield, Junea Lilly Brumfield, Laury Brumfield, Lincoln County, Maud Eske Brumfield, Methodist Episcopal Church, Mount Crawford, Paris Brumfield, Perry Johnson, Piedmont, Rachel Brumfield, Rudes Hill, Sheridan District, Spicy Brumfield, Union Army, Virginia, West Virginia, William Randolph Brumfield, Winchester
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Evermont Ward Brumfield, who resided at Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Is a native of Lincoln county, born July 15, 1841, and he is a son of John H. and Rachel (Haskins) Brumfield. In Lincoln county, February 14, 1867, E.W. Brumfield was joined in marriage with Laury Johnson, born in Lincoln county, October 22, 1843, and is a daughter of Perry and Irena (Gilkinson) Johnson. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Brumfield are: Junea Lilly, May 14, 1868; Spicy, October 1, 1871; Maud Eske, April 24, 1881; all at home. Mr. Brumfield served in the Federal army during the Civil War, in Company G, 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He enlisted November 15, 1863, and served until the close of the war, and was a participant in the following battles: Winchester, Piedmont, Mount Crawford, Rudes Hill, and Bunker Hill. One brother of E.W. Brumfield, William Randolph, was killed in the late war. Mr. and Mrs. Brumfield joined the Methodist Episcopal Church July 16, 1869, in which Mr. Brumfield has been class leader. His grandfathers were among the earliest settlers of Lincoln county. E.W. Brumfield owns about 105 acres of fine farming land in Sheridan district, on Bear creek, four miles northwest of Hamlin; the land is well cultivated, and has upon it a large orchard of apple, peach, plum and cherry trees. Beside tilling the soil, in Carroll district, the subject of this sketch is jailer and deputy sheriff of Lincoln county, which office he has held two years. Direct mail to Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 108-109.
NOTE: Paris Brumfield, brother to E.W. Brumfield, is my great-great-great-grandfather.
34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Abbotts Branch, Appalachia, Branson Tomblin, Chloe Thompson, constable, David Thompson, Delana Thompson, deputy sheriff, Feriba Tomblin, genealogy, Green Shoal, Guyandotte River, Harts, Harts Creek, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jenks Thompson, John F. Thompson, Lincoln County, Logan County, Margaret Thompson, Martha J. Thompson, Mary A. Thompson, North Carolina, Patsy Thompson, Patton Thompson, Susan Kirk, Susan Thompson, Tazewell County, Virginia, West Virginia, William Thompson
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Patton Thompson, who resided near Green Shoal in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Patton Thompson and Delana Tomblin were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in Logan county, (now) West Virginia, October 1, 1845, and they have been blessed with nine children, born as follows: William, August 24, 1846; John F., March 11, 1849, died in 1858; Martha J., September 3, 1851; Chloe, January 24, 1854, died in 1864; Margaret, July 27, 1856; David, December 4, 1858; Albert G., September 10, 1861; Mary A., May 15, 1864; Susan, June 15, 1868. Mrs. Thompson was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, in 1826, and her parents are Branson and Feriba (Lewis) Tomblin, natives of North Carolina. Patton Thompson is a native of Logan county, born May 28, 1834, and his parents, William and Patsy (Wilkins) Thompson, came to this county in 1823. Mr. Thompson owns 100 acres of farming land on Guyan river, and 300 acres in Logan county on Hart creek. The land produces well and is highly cultivated. Patton Thompson is deputy sheriff of Lincoln county, and is also constable of Hart Creek district. He is a man of considerable means and ability, is tilling the soil in this district, and receives his mail at Hart, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 138.
NOTE: Most likely, when this history was compiled about 1883, Patton Thompson lived at what has been called “the Baisden farm” on the Guyandotte River above present-day Abbotts Branch near the Logan County line.
NOTE: Patton Thompson, a veteran of Company D, 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, is my great-great-great-grandfather. I descend from his daughter, Susan (Thompson) Kirk.
22nd Virginia Infantry, Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Andrew Lewis Sias, Appalachia, Charlotte Sias, civil war, coal, Confederate Army, Delilah Jane Sias, East Cavalry Battlefield, East Fork, Fourteen, Fourteen Mile Creek, genealogy, Gettysburg, Harts Creek District, Henry H. Hardesty, Henry H. Sias, history, James Sias, Jeremiah Sias, John Lucas, Lena L. Sias, Lincoln County, Martha Ellen Sias, Mary Etta Sias, Maryland, Mercer County, Point Lookout, Rebecca Sias, Tazewell County, timber, Vincent A. Witcher, Virginia, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Andrew Lewis Sias, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Andrew Lewis Sias is one of the farming population of Hart Creek district, Lincoln county, and owns 87 ½ acres of land on the East fork of Fourteen Mile creek, 45 acres well cultivated, the rest heavily timbered, and coal, iron ore and building stone are to be found on the farm. Mr. Sias was born in Mercer county, (now) West Virginia, May 28, 1842, and was married in Lincoln county February 10, 1867, to Martha Ellen Lambert, the Rev. John Lucas officiating clergyman. The children of this union were born as follows: Jeremiah, November 25, 1868; Delilah Jane, March 1, 1870; Henry C., September 5, 1872; Lena L., March 8, 1874; Charlotte, November 5, 1876; Mary Etta, April 25, 1880. The parents of Andrew Sias, James and Rebecca (Adkins) Sias, have resided in Lincoln county since its organization. Mrs. Andrew Sias was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, April 12, 1848, and her parents, Jeremiah and Sarah (Hedrick) Lambert, were residing here before the county was organized. Andrew Lewis Sias enlisted in the late war, in Company G, 22nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Clawhammer Witcher, in General A.J. Jenkins’ brigade. Mr. Sias was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg on the third day of the fight, and was left in the hands of the enemy, taken to Point Lookout, Maryland, held eight months and four days, suffering untold injuries. When the word of exchange came Mr. Sias went back to his company, his arm still in a sling, and participated in several engagements, though he could use a revolver only with his left hand, and he would have suffered for something to eat had it not been for the kindness of two good soldiers. Andrew Lewis Sias settled in Lincoln county in 1867, and receives his mail at Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 137-138.
NOTE: Lewis Sias is my great-great-great-grandfather.
Albert Mullins, Appalachia, Big Branch, Boone County, Buchanan County, Dicy Collins, Dorcas Mullins, genealogy, Harts, Harts Creek, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Isham Collins, James A. Mullins, James P. Mullins, Kentucky, Lincoln County, Louisa Jane Mullins, Mary J. Mullins, merchant, Minnie B. Mullins, Victoria Mullins, Virginia, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for James P. Mullins, who resided at Big Branch of Harts Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Came to Lincoln county in 1877, and now owns 250 acres of fine farming land on Hart creek. The farm has good improvements, and a large orchard. Mr. Mullins was born in Kentucky in 1848, and he is a son of James P. and Dorcas (Mullins) Mullins, residents of Boone county, West Virginia. Elizabeth J., daughter of Isham and Dicy (Johnson) Collins, was born in Kentucky, October 5, 1855, and in Buchanan county, Virginia, May 25, 1872, she became the wife of James P. Mullins. Five children are the result of their union: Mary J., born October 5, 1873; Victoria, April 23, 1876; Albert, July 18, 1877; Minnie B., July 1, 1879; James A., November 13, 1883. Mr. Mullins is a man of good business qualifications, and is prosperously engaged in merchandising, with business headquarters on Hart creek, one and one-half miles from its mouth. He may be addressed at Hart, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 136.
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