Adolphus Spratt, farming, genealogy, Gilbert, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jennie B. Spratt, John E. Spratt, Josie Spratt, Laura C. Spratt, Lettie Lee Spratt, Logan County, Mingo County, overseer of public roads, R.A. Brock, Richmond, Tazewell County, Thomas G. Spratt, Triadelphia District, U.S. South, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, West Virginia, Wiley F. Spratt
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Adolphus Spratt, who resided at Gilbert in Logan (now Mingo) County, West Virginia:
Was born Oct. 15, 1847, in Tazewell county, Va., and for quite a number of years has been an honored citizen of Logan county, W.Va. On Aug. 3, 1876, in this county, he was united in marriage with Laura C. Justice, who was born there June 11, 1859. Six children have been the result of this union: Jennie B., born Feb. 27, 1878; Josie, born April 19, 1880; Lettie Lee, born March 30, 1882; John E., born Jan. 27, 1884; Thomas G., born July 17, 1886, and died June 7, 1887; and Wiley F., born Feb. 15, 1889. Mr. Spratt is engaged in farming and running a saw mill, having also filled a number of county offices of trust and honor. He was trustee of public schools in Triadelphia district from 1886 to the present, and has for some time past been overseer of public roads. His post office address is Gilbert, Logan county, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 840.
Almeda Curry, Amanda Adams, Arson Workman, Belva Adams, Bessie Adams, Brenda K. Greene, Clifford Bush, Dave Jack Tackett, Delmas Workman, Dicie Bush, Earsel Workman, Elbert Bush, Elias Workman, Ellen Adams, Elmer Adams, Elmer Workman, Ernest Lee Workman, Eva Workman, Everett E. Workman, Everett H. Alexander, Evert Workman, Francis M. Collins, genealogy, Harry Eugene Adams, Harts Creek, history, Homer A. Bryant, Ivan Spry, Joseph C. Greene, Junie Adams, Logan County, Lola Adams, Lucian Adams, Luke Curry, Martellia Workman, Minnie Smith, Molly Mullins, Nancy J. Workman, Roma Lee Bryant, Rosa Alexander, Rosa Lee Workman, Rosalie Alexander, Squire Sol Adams, Squire Sol Adams Family Cemetery, Stonewall Workman, Tema Workman, Thomas J. Yeager, Timogene Adams, Vernard Bush, Vesta Bush, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Willie Bush, Zada Susan Tackett, Zelma Workman
The Squire Sol Adams Family Cemetery, which I visited on 5 July 2014, is located a short distance up the hollow behind the Sol Adams cabin at Whirlwind on Harts Creek, Logan County. It is located on the hill behind the cabin to the left of the road and creek going up the hollow. You can drive to the cemetery.
Ernest Lee Workman (28 August 1923-27 August 1945); s/o Elbert and Rosa (Adams) Workman
Unmarked rounded headstone and footstone
Unmarked headstone and footstone (child)
Unmarked headstone and footstone fallen over (child)
Rosalie Alexander (12 July 1938 — only date); d/o Charles and Olive (Adams) Alexander; died July 14, 1939, according to death record; her name is at the top of the stone also containing Everett Alexander’s name
Everett H. Alexander (31 October 1942-1 November 1942); middle name “Hershel;” s/o Charles and Olive (Adams) Alexander; died October 31, 1942, according to death record; his name is at the bottom of the stone also containing Rosalie Alexander’s name
Elias Workman (24 March 1934-29 August 1934); s/o Delmas and Martellia (Smith) Workman
Rosa Lee Workman (15 October 1908-20 June 1978); d/o Solomon and Ellen (Curry) Adams; married Everett Workman
Everett E. Workman (05 August 1902-24 November 1943); s/o George and Minnie (Thompson) Workman
Amanda Adams (21 February 1931-26 February 1931); d/o Elbert and Rosa Lee (Adams) Workman
H.E. Adams (10 April 1925-24 April 1925); named “Harry Eugene Adams;” s/o Elias and Hollena (Dingess) Adams
Unmarked grave with headstone and footstone
Ivan Spry (__ January 1945-27 February 1945); s/o Earsel and Georgia (Adams) Spry
Junie Adams (25 March 1920-05 July 1921); named “Janie Adams” in death record; s/o Frank and Susan (Mullins) Adams
Elmer Adams (03 June 1917-03 June 1917); Logan County death records list an “Elina Adams” dying at Whirlwind in this year with no parents given
Lucian Adams (__ August ____) — dates mostly chipped away
Unmarked grave with headstone and footstone
Rosa Alexander (14 July 1939-14 July 1939)
NOTE: This tombstone is located behind the Rosalie/Everett E. Alexander stone that begins Row 2. I think Everett is buried in Row 2, and Rosa is buried directly behind him. The family has only bought one modern tombstone to mark both graves.
Elmer Workman (03 September 1932-28 December 1932); s/o Zelma Workman
Zelma Workman (13 February 1918-03 November 1932); d/o Stonewall and Tema (Adams) Workman
Evert Workman (04 January 1932-13 July 1932); s/o Stonewall and Tema (Adams) Workman
Eva Workman (23 June 1925-21 September 1925)
Lola Adams (May 1919-October 1920)
Belva Adams (06 April 1898-13 November 1919); d/o John H. and Nancy J. (Adkins) Mullins; m. Anthony Adams, Jr.
Bessie Adams (19 April 1899-17 February 1941); d/o Stephen “Yank” and Harriet (Carter) Mullins; m. Anthony Adams, Jr.
Timogene Adams (13 October 1935-30 September 1942); d/o Anthony and Bessie (Mullins) Adams
L.V. Bush (18 August 1924-25 November 1927); named “Vernard Bush;” s/o Will and Dicie (Adams) Bush
Sol Adams (05 January 1869-22 March 1927); s/o Anthony and Alafair (Chapman) Adams
There is a black rock unusually close to the grave marker for Ellen Adams; I think it is her old stone. It is unlikely another grave, but could be.
Ellen Adams (13 _______ 1871-10 June 1951); d/o Jesse and Nickiti (Thompson) Curry; m. Solomon Adams
Dicie A. Bush (14 March 1892-16 October 1963); d/o Solomon and Ellen (Curry) Adams
W.M. “Will” Bush (10 May 1889-18 October 1957); named “Willie A. Bush” in 1900 census; s/o George and Minerva Frances (Lucas) Bush
Elbert Bush (16 August 1922-06 December 1962); s/o Will and Dicie (Adams) Bush
Clifford Bush (1911-1967); s/o Will and Dicie (Adams) Bush
Vesta Bush (1917-1981)
Francis M. Collins (01 October 1842-24 June 1925); CO D 34 VA CAV CSA; s/o Levi and Nancy (Johnson) Collins
Unmarked rock headstone and footstone
Unmarked round headstone and footstone
B + B October 23?, 1919 (only date)
Minnie Smith (1933-2014); d/o Stonewall and Tema (Adams) Workman; m1. Opie Tomblin; m2. Sherman Smith
Tema Workman (1896-1974); born July 26, 1896; d/o Solomon and Ellen (Curry) Adams; died November 9, 1974
Stonewall Workman (1890-1969); born December 1892; s/o Robert and Clarissa (Kirk) Workman; died April 20, 1969
Arson Workman (01 January 1925-09 February 2002); PFC US ARMY; s/o Stonewall and Tema (Adams) Workman
Molly Mullins (30 October 1904-05 March 1933); d/o Luke and Almeda (Workman) Curry; married Frank Mullins
Mollie Mullins (30 October 1904-05 March 1933) This is Molly’s old stone (see above); this tombstone is shaped the same as Molly’s footstone (above); someone has used this stone to mark a grave beside of Molly
Almeda Curry (16 January 1872-20 June 1950); d/o Moses and Mary “Polly” (Mullins) Workman; m. Luke Curry
Luke Curry (20 February 1874-07 June 1956); s/o Jesse and Nickiti (Thompson) Curry
Dave Jack Tackett (06 May 1926-1988)
Zada Susan Tackett (28 September 1916-14 December 1978); married Dave Jack Tackett
Joseph C. Greene (01 March 1959-12 October 1985)
Brenda K. Greene (21 November 1957-still alive); married Joseph C. Greene on May 6, 1978
Roma Lee Bryant (10 February 1938-04 August 1992); d/o Stonewall and Tema (Adams) Workman; married Homer A. Bryant
Homer A. Bryant (07 April 1937-still alive); s/o Alonzo and Wealthy (Hensley) Bryant
Martellia Workman (16 November 1914-28 October 1982); married Delmas Workman on May 14, 1933
Delmas Workman (23 January 1916-20 June 1989); s/o Stonewall and Tema (Adams) Workman
Thomas J. Yeager (24 January 1930-16 April 1996); US ARMY KOREA; s/o Thomas and Mattie Yeager
At a spot beside of Thomas J. Yeager’s grave, his tin funeral home marker is placed at the foot of where an adjacent grave might be. It is not placed at his footstone; it is placed beside of his grave location. There is otherwise no indication that a grave is located beside of him.
Nancy J. Workman (20 September 1939-still alive)
Earsel Workman (15 December 1936-23 August 2013); s/o Delmas and Martellia (Smith) Workman
Appalachia, Ashe County, Baileysville, Charles Short, civil war, Confederate Army, Edward Short, Elizabeth Short, Evaline Short, farming, genealogy, Henry H. Hardesty, history, John A. Short, Joseph Short, Martha Short, Mazy I. Short, merchant, Minnie R. Short, Noah Short, North Carolina, Powell S. Short, R.A. Brock, Rebecca Short, Richmond, road commissioner, Sarah Short, Tazewell County, U.S. South, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, West Virginia, Wyoming County
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Joseph Short, who resided at Baileysville in Wyoming County, West Virginia:
Was born Feb. 24, 1848, in Tazewell county, Va., and when a lad of 15 enlisted in the Confederate States army, serving a short time, when he was severely wounded in the face. On Nov. 9, 1865, he was united in marriage with Evaline Hill, who was born April 5, 1848, in Ashe county, N.C., the marriage being solemnized in Wyoming county, W.Va. The record of Mr. and Mrs. Short’s children is as follows: Mazy I., born Oct. 17, 1866, and died March 27, 1889, married; Sarah, born June 10, 1867, and died Sept. 27, 1888, married; Noah, born March 29, 1869; Edward, born June 2, 1871; Rebecca, born Aug. 1, 1873; John A., born Dec. 1, 1875; Martha, born Jan. 1, 1878; Powell S., born Feb. 2, 1880; Elizabeth, born July 23, 1882; Minnie R., born Oct. 2, 1884; and Charles, born April 18, 1887. Mr. Short was elected road commissioner in Wyoming county in 1888, by a very large majority, which office he is still ably filling. He is a farmer and merchant, residing near Baileysville, W.Va., which is his address.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 839-840.
Big Creek, Con Chafin, Dennie Morris, Earley Trent, Earthel Hill, Erskine Elkins, Ethel Elkins, Franklin Estep, George Shackleford, Georgia Lilly, Georgia Thomas, Glen Alum, Hamlin, Henlawson, I.J. Elkins, Jessie Toney, Limestone, Lincoln County, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, Luther Elkins, Myrtle Mobley, Nan Vance, Philip Hager, Rector, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 6, 1924:
We sure are having some weather down here at present time.
Miss Georgia Thomas named her son after Con Chafin.
Miss Myrtle Mobley arrived home from Logan Tuesday.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Elkins, a fine big boy on May 25.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hager of Hamlin have been visiting relatives of Big Creek.
Ms. Erskine Elkins paid Rector, W.Va., a visit Sunday. Erskine tell us if you saw Sadie.
Miss Georgia Lilly looks awful lonesome since Mr. Dennie Morris broke with her.
Gracie tell us why you let Rubie take Earl.
Miss Ethel Elkins and Mr. Earthel Hill are engaged to be married June 25.
Rev. I.J. Elkins preached an interesting sermon at Limestone Sunday.
Mr. George Shackleford of Henlawson was visiting Big Creek Sunday. Tell us George why you were looking across the river so lonesome like.
Mr. Jessie Toney must have the blues about something. He plays the Victrola from 8 o’clock in the morning until 10 in the afternoon. His favorite piece is “Red Hot Mama.”
Mrs. Earley Trent of Glen Alum is visiting Mrs. Luther Elkins.
Mrs. Nan Vance has been ill for several days but is improving now.
Mr. Franklin Estep had a long chat with Miss Ethel Elkins this morning.
Gladys, you better step up or she will beat your time.
Appalachia, Big Ugly Creek, Bunch Lambert, Charley Huffman, Flora Rickman, genealogy, Gladys Payne, history, James Brumfield, Jim Gee, Kate Reynolds, Laurel Fork, Leet, Lincoln County, Logan Banner, Nora Lucas, Ramsey Ferrell, Ruby Ferrell, Sherman Lilly, Thelma Huffman, U.S. South, Walter Dial, West Virginia, Wetzel Brumfield, William Gill, Willie Payne
An unknown local correspondent from Leet in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on July 18, 1924:
We are real glad to see our bit of news in the dear old Banner.
Most every body attended church on Laurel Fork Sunday. Everyone reported a nice time.
Charley Huffman made a flying trip visiting relatives and friends, Sunday.
Miss Flora Rickman entertained her friend, Mr. Dial, Sunday.
Mr. James Brumfield and his son, Wetzel, were the dinner guests of friends Sunday.
Miss Thelma E. Huffman made a flying trip to Lucas, W.Va., Sunday.
Willie Payne and Anderson were seen going up the Big Ugly road, Sunday. Wonder where they were aiming?
Wayne C. Brumfield is still on the farm. Thelma says he’s real sweet.
Walter Dial will soon leave for up the river. Gee but won’t Nora be lonesome!
Sherman Lilly was calling on Miss Ruby Ferrell, Sunday evening.
Bunch Lambert and Miss Kate Reynolds were seen out horse back riding Sunday.
Rev. Jim Gee will hold services on Laurel Fork, August 21st.
Miss Nora Lucas and Ramsey Ferrell took a joy ride Sunday.
Miss Gladys Payne will remain at Silas, W.Va., for a few days.
Miss Thelma Huffman and brother, Charley, visited Mr. and Mrs. William Gill last Sunday evening.
Good by and best wishes to the dear old Banner and its readers.