Source: C.H. Gore, Sheriff v. Elizabeth Conley et al, File No. 47, Case No. 2, Logan County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Logan, WV.
Alexander Burton, Appalachia, C.H. Gore, Chapmanville Township, civil war, Cow Hollow, Crawley Creek, Dempsey Fork, Elizabeth Conley, Elizabeth Farley, Garland Conley, Garland Conley Jr., genealogy, history, James Conley, John Fon Conley, justice of the peace, Logan, Logan County, Lorenzo D. Hill, Pigeon Roost Fork, S.S. Altizer, West Virginia, William Straton
Garland Conley, born about 1782, was a pioneer settler in the Crawley Creek section of present-day Logan County, West Virginia. Mr. Conley, husband to the former Elizabeth “Bettie” Farley, died on May 6, 1859. In May or June, the Logan County Court recognized Conley’s last will and testament. During the Civil War, Union soldiers burned the county courthouse and destroyed most antebellum records, including Conley’s will. In 1868, grandson John Fon Conley refiled the will; by the early 1890s, it was once again lost to record. The Conley as transcribed below comes from records pertaining to C.H. Gore, Sheriff v. Elizabeth Conley et al. (1894).
Garland Conley deceased
To copy (set up copy)
Last Will and Testament
State of West Virginia
Logan County to wit:
A True Copy of the last will and testament of Garland Conley deceased so far as said will relates to the lands bequeathed by said Conley to Alexander Burton, James Conley, Oliver Conley, Garland Conley, Jr.
1st. I give and bequeath to Alexander Burton a certain tract of land in Logan County on Crawley Creek Beginning at the mouth of the Cow hollow running up the point on the upper side of said hollow so as to include all the land on the Pigeon Roost fork above said point to the head of said Pigeon Roost fork.
2nd. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Conley my beloved wife the house and apple orchard lot [for] her life time then after her Death to James Conley his life time and after his death to the heirs of his body forever.
3rd. I give and bequeath to James Conley [for] his life time and after his death to the heirs of his body the following land. Beginning at the mouth of the middle fork of Crawley thence up the end of the apple orchard thence to the top of the ridge between said middle fork and main Crawleys creek including all the land on said Crawleys creek up to a walnut log.
4th. I give and bequeath to Oliver Conley [for] his life time after his Death to the heirs of his body all the lands from the mouth of the first right hand hollow of Dempsey fork to the head of said Dempsey fork.
5th. I give and bequeath to Garland B. Conley [for] his life time and after his death to the heirs of his body all the land on Crawleys creek above the walnut log (the upper end of the land that I have this day willed to James Conley) by the said Crawley Creek to the head thereof (of the main creek).
Witness my hand this 4th day of May 1859
State of West Virginia
Logan County to wit:
This day John Conley personally appeared before me L.D. Hill a Justice of the peace in and for Logan County and Chapmansville Township and County aforesaid and made oath that the above will of Garland Conley deceased so far as the said will relates to the lands set forth in said will is true and that said will was duly proved in the County Court of Logan County at the May or June Term of said Court for the year 1859 and admitted to record by said Court.
Given under my hand and seal this 2nd day of May 1868.
Lorenzo D. Hill, J.P.
Logan County to wit:
I, W. Straton late clerk of Logan County Court and was Deputy in Logan Circuit Court, do certify that there was a will of Garland Conley late of said County admitted to and recorded in said County Court and that the same has become lost by means of the records and papers of said Court being destroyed in time of the late war.
Logan C.H., W.Va. May 4, 1868
At a county court Began and held for Logan County W.Va. at the Court House thereof on Monday the 11th day of November 1889
On motion of John F. Conley
A partial copy of the last will of Garland Conley deceased is hereby allowed to be recorded in the clerk’s office of the County Court of Logan County, it appearing to the Court that said Copy of said will was admitted to record on the 11th day of August 1868 and that no record of said copy can now be found among the records of said office.
It is therefore ordered that the clerk of this court record in the proper will book the copy of said will.
A True Copy, Teste S.S. Altizer Clk
Source: C.H. Gore, Sheriff v. Elizabeth Conley et al, File No. 47, Case No. 2, Logan County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Logan, WV.
Anna Lambert, Appalachia, Bessie Adkins, Blanch Lambert, Catherine Adkins, Charles Brumfield, Charleston, Cole Branch, Cora Adkins, Dr. Ferrell, Easter, Enos Dial, genealogy, Gill, Hamlin, Hardin Marcum, Harts, Hawkins Perry, Hendricks Brumfield, history, Jewell Brumfield, John C. McEldowney, Laura Lambert, Lincoln County, Logan, Logan Banner, Luther Dempsey, Mae Brumfield, Nora Brumfield, Sadie Powers, Sand Creek, Sylvia Cyfers, Victoria Pack, Ward Brumfield, Watson Adkins, Wesley Ferguson, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 26, 1926:
Several boys and girls of this place attended singing school at Coal Branch Sunday.
Dr. Ferrell and Cora Adkins were calling on friends at Sand Creek last Saturday evening.
Miss Jewell Brumfield attended Sunday school at Gill Sunday and was accompanied by Sylvia Ciphers and Hawkins Perry.
J.C. McEldowney of Charleston was calling on friends and relatives at Harts Saturday.
Chas. Brumfield was a business caller in Huntington Saturday.
Ward Brumfield was transacting business in Hamlin Saturday.
Blanch, Anna and Laura Lambert were visiting friends in Harts Wednesday.
Hardin Marcum was calling on Shirlie Adkins at West Hamlin Sunday.
Hendrix Brumfield attended singing at Coal Branch Sunday and reported there were over fifty singers present and the singing was progressing nicely.
Every body is planning to hunt Easter eggs here.
Mrs. C.C. Pack and daughter, Miss May, were visiting relatives in Logan Saturday and Sunday.
Enos Dials spent Sunday in Huntington.
Daily Happenings: Bob Hendrix meeting the train; Ward with the tax books; Watson with his pipe; Herb in the garage; Nora and Jewell teaching school; Bessie and Cora in the store; Aunt Cathrine with her hair; Sadie with her glasses on; Luther in his old rattle trap; Wesley reading the newspaper; Fred, the law maker.
Anthony Hamilton, Appalachia, Bert Surgoine, Betty Joe Spencer, Callie Morrisett, Cecil L. Hager, Cecil L. Hager Jr., cemeteries, Dicy Susan Nelson, Dixie Motel, Floyd G. Lilly, Floyd Lilly Family Cemetery, genealogy, history, Lacy E. Nelson, Logan County, Mary June Hager, Mary Lilly, Mollie Surgoine, Nancy Hager, Robert Adkins Jr., Shirley Surgoine, Stone Branch, West Virginia, William C. Surgoine
The Floyd Lilly Family Cemetery, which I visited on 12 November 2016, is located at Stone Branch along Route 10 in Logan County, West Virginia. The Dixie Motel was once located across Route 10 from the cemetery.
Mary June Hager (5 January 1935-27 January 1935)
Mary Lilly (1882-1944); d/o Ben and Sarah (Gore) Adams; m. Floyd Lilly
Floyd G. Lilly (25 October 1882-31 January 1961); s/o Gordon and Martella (Workman) Lilly
Nancy Lilly Hager (26 April 1908-1 May 1995); d/o Floyd and Mary (Adams) Lilly; m. Cecil Hager
Cecil L. Hager (24 December 1900-11 February 1969); s/o John and Mary (Ferrell) Hager
Cecil Lawrence Hager, Jr. (22 June 1927-2 March 1994); s/o Cecil L. and Nancy (Lilly) Hager
William C. Surgoine (30 September 1908-29 October 1980); s/o Bert and Mollie Surgoine
Shirley Lilly Surgoine (25 May 1917-29 July 2000); s/o Floyd and Mary (Adams) Lilly; m. William Surgoine
Dicy Susan Nelson (1884-1978)
Lacy E. Nelson (1884-1952)
Callie Morrisett (31 January 1862-12 September 1942)
Bert Surgoine (15 May 1883-10 October 1951)
Mollie Surgoine (20 December 1890-27 April 1987)
Anthony Hamilton (1882-1950)
Robert Adkins, Jr. (10 March 1947-17 May 1948)
Betty Joe Spencer (31 December 1936-12 December 1946)
Al Brumfield, Albert Adkins, Ann Davis, Ann Mullins, Appalachia, Arabell Gill, Arena Ferrell, Ben Walker, Big Branch, Big Sulphur Branch, Big Ugly Creek, Brooke Adkins, C.D. Haverty, C.E. Burns, Cain Lucas, Catherine Adkins, Charles V. Huffman, Charles W. Mullins, Clementine Dingess, Columbia Gas and Electric Company, Cove Creek, Cumberland Adkins, D.P. Lambert, David F. Smith, Durg Fry, Ed Dingess, Edmund Fowler, Elizabeth Mullins, Elizabeth Nelson, Emily Rakes, Emmazetta Adkins, Ene Adkins, Fisher B. Adkins, Flora Lucas, Floyd Rakes, Fourteen Mile Creek, Fowlers Branch, genealogy, George Alderson, George E. McComas, George R. McComas, Gilbert Hager, Giles Davis, Granville Wiley, Green Shoal, Guyandotte River, Hamlin, Harriet McComas, Hellen M. Burks, Henry Adkins, Henry C. Sias, Henry H. Sias, Herb Adkins, Hiram Lambert, history, Hollena Brumfield, I.N. Mullins, Isaac F. Nelson, Isaiah Mullins, J.B. Pullen, J.L. Caldwell, J.S. Payne, Jacob K. Adkins, Jake Adkins, Jefferson Lucas, John A. McComas, John Q. Adams, John S. Brumfield, John W. Nelson, Joseph Browning, Julia Alderson, Keenan Ferrell, Keenan Toney, L.H. Burks, Lace Marcum, Laura Fry, Leander Wiley, Levi Rakes, Lewis Adkins, Lewis C. Queen, Lincoln County, Little Harts Creek, Little Ugly Creek, Louisa Wiley, Major Adkins, Martha E. Brumfield, Martha Fry, Martha Sias, Mary A. Mullins, Mary E. Williamson, Mary F. Fry, Mary J. Mullins, Mary L. Nelson, Mary McComas, Matilda Wiley, Milton Nelson, Minerva J. Fowler, Nancy E. Lucas, Olive F. Adkins, Peter M. Mullins, Philip Hager, Pinkston Queen, Polly Spurlock, Richard Adkins, Rine Spurlock, Robert Fry, Robert L. Fry, Rosa A. Fry, Rosa Browning, Rufus Estep, Rufus Pack, Salena Estep, Sand Creek, Sarah B. Maynard, Sarah E. Adkins, Sarah M. Adkins, Sarah Mullins, Sherman Nelson, Solomon C. Mullins, Spencer Adkins, Spring Branch, Squire Sol Adams, Steer Fork, Sulphur Spring Fork, Susan Adkins, Susan Lucas, T.R. Shepherd, United Fuel Gas Company, Vietta Haverty, W.S. Enochs, Walt Stowers, West Fork, West Virginia, Wilford Fry, Yantus Walker
The following deed index is based on Deed Book 56 at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office in Hamlin, WV, and relates to residents of the Harts Creek community. Most notations reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in local land transactions; some reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in land transactions outside of the community. These notes are meant to serve as a reference to Deed Book 56. Researchers who desire the most accurate version of this material are urged to consult the actual record book.
Enos A. Adkins to late Ann F. Davis 200 acres Green Shoal Creek (her interest in Enos’ future estate) 6 November 1883 p. 99-100
Fisher B. Adkins to Catherine and Herb Adkins 1 acre 1/2 interest in land where store of F.E. Adkins and J.W. Stowers is located, 1/2 interest in store and stock of merchandise, farm items conveyed by F.E. Adkins on 14 May 1909, one pair of bay horses 15 June 1909 K.E. Toney, NP 3 July 1909 p. 82-83
Lewis and Emezetta Adkins to Sarah M. Adkins 50 acres West Side Guyandotte River 8 August 1899 Jefferson Lucas, NP 24 February 1900 p. 147-148
Richard and Olive F. Adkins to Sarah M. Adkins 50 acres Below Mouth of Fourteen Mile Creek 18 June 1892 David F. Smith, JP p. 145-147
Richard Adkins and Spencer Adkins to D.P. Lambert 80 1/4 acres Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 17 July 1897 Isaac Fry, JP p. 42-44
George A. and Julia Alderson, Floyd and Emily Rakes, and C.D. and Vietta T. Haverty to J.L. Caldwell 8 acres (mineral) Sand Creek 7 December 1894 Elias Vance, JP p. 19-22
Joseph and Rosey Browning to Lace Marcum and T.R. Shepherd 45 acres Ridge Between Little Harts Creek and Big Branch 30 March 1910 Charles Adkins, JP 1 April 1910 p. 252-253
Allen and Hollena Brumfield to Louisa Wiley 176 acres Sulpher Spring Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 12 February 1903 Jefferson Lucas, NP p. 40-42
Martha E. and John S. Brumfield to Henry H. Sias and his heirs 87 1/2 acres East Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 24 October 1907 Jefferson Lucas, NP p. 13-14
L.H. and Hellen M. Burks to Gilbert Hager 50 acres Little Ugly Creek 19 February 1906 p. 106-108 [includes survey map]
Clementine and Ed Dingess, Ann F. and G.D. Davis, Susan and Henry Adkins, Julia Y. and B.W. Walker, Brooke and A.G. Adkins, F.E. Adkins, C.E. Burns (special commissioner) to Catherine Adkins 33 acres West Side Guyandotte River (land conveyed to Enos Adkins by J.K. Adkins on 29 October 1892) 1 October 1908 Fisher B. Adkins, NP 12 October 1908 Sol Adams, JP 16 October 1908 p. 86-88
Clementine and Ed Dingess, Susan and Henry Adkins, F.E. and Catherine Adkins, Brooke and A.G. Adkins, Julia Y. and B.W. Walker, and C.E. Burns (special commissioner) to Ann F. Davis 225 acres 1 October 1908 Fisher B. Adkins, NP 12 October 1908 Sol Adams, JP 16 October 1908 p. 101-103
Salena Estep to Rufus Estep 360 acres Spring Branch of West Fork 25 April 1910 p. 320-321
Arena and Keenan S. Ferrell to J.W. Stowers one acre Fowler’s Branch (part of tract conveyed by John Q. Adams on 25 May 1896) 28 October 1908 K.E. Toney, JP 30 October 1908 p. 84-85
Anderson Fry to A. Gill 25 acres Big Ugly Creek 7 January 1907 D.F. Smith, JP p. 128-129
Robert Fry to Wilford Fry, Martha Fry, and Rosa A. Fry 110 acres Ketchum Branch Guyandotte River 3 January 1888 J.B. Pullen, Jr. p. 287-289
Robert L. and Mary F. Fry to Arabell Gill Big Sulpher Branch of Big Ugly Creek 16 January 1904 Philip Hager, Jr., NP 16 February 1904 p. 125-126
Philip Hager to Robert Lee Fry 50 acres Big Sulpher Spring Branch of Big Ugly Creek 10 February 1898 John A. McComas, NP p. 124-125
E.C. and Flora Lucas to W.S. Enochs 20 acres and 39 acres Fourteen Mile Creek at or Near the Mouth of Cove Creek (Laurel Hill District) 29 March 1907 Jefferson Lucas, NP p. 268-269
Jefferson and Nancy E. Lucas to Cumberland Adkins 295 acres Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 11 April 1907 D.F. Smith, JP 12 April 1907 p. 234-236
George E. and Mary McComas to J.L. Caldwell 24 acres East Side Guyandotte River 23 July 1900 p. 31-33
George R. and Harriet McComas to J.L. Caldwell 75 acres East Side Guyandotte River 19 February 1902 James McComas, NP p. 28-30
I.N. and Elizabeth Mullins to J.L. Caldwell 43 1/2 acres and 95 acres East Side Guyandotte River 1 September 1894 J.S. Payne, JP 8 October 1894 p. 23-25
Peter M. and Mary A. Mullins, A.S. and Sarah E. Adkins, Solomon C. and Mary J. Mullins, Granville and Matilda Wiley, John W. and Mary L. Nelson, C.W. and Ann Mullins, Edmund and Minerva J. Fowler, Isaiah and Sarah Mullins to J.L. Caldwell 43 1/2 acres East Side Guyandotte River 24 November 1894 Hiram Lambert, JP 30 November 1895 and 29 November 1894 p. 25-29
Milton and Elizabeth Nelson to Sherman Nelson 94 acres Big Branch and Fourteen Mile Creek 15 March 1906 Jefferson Lucas, NP p. 17-18
Milton and Elizabeth Nelson to Sherman Nelson 213 acres Big Branch of Guyandotte River 29 March 1909 Jefferson Lucas, NP 4 June 1909 p. 15-16
L.C. and Pinkston Queen to Sarah B. Maynard 113 3/4 acres Wiley Branch of Twelve Pole Creek 18 December 1907 William Toppins, JP p. 250-251
Levi Rakes et al to J.L. Caldwell 47 acres East Side Guyandotte River 28 July 1900 Isaac Fry, JP 30 July 1900 p. 36-38
Henry C. and Martha Sias to Isaac F. Nelson 85 acres Steer Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 17 February 1909 Rufus Pack, NP p. 266-267
Marine and Polly Spurlock to Laura Fry 15 acres Ketchum Branch Guyandotte River (Laurel Hill District) 6 November 1889 Elias Vance, JP p. 289-290
United Fuel Gas Company to Columbia Gas and Electric Company 87 acres of Charles V. Huffman (26 March 1908) and 258 acres of Susan Lucas (24 March 1908) 1 December 1909 p. 270-275
Louisa and Leander Wiley to Mary E. Williamson Part of 176 acres made to Louisa Wiley by Allen Brumfield (Laurel Hill District) 7 July 1905 Jefferson Lucas, NP 11 July 1905 p. 38-40
NOTE: I copied all of these deeds.
The following “poem” appeared in the Logan Banner of Logan, West Virginia, on March 5, 1926.
The other day
We read in the paper
That the big strike
Of union miners
Just over the hill
Had been called off
For this reason:
Funds were short
And no more aid could be given.
The men and their families
Who had weathered the storms
Of the past two years
In their tent and rags
On the small amounts
Allowed by the union.
And from time to time
They would get notice
That the meager amounts
Were to be cut down
Until at last the order came
That all aid would be stopped
And they could go back to work
With nothing gained
After two years of suffering.
But at the same time
We could see
A set of officers
In big fine offices
Drawing big salaries
Enjoying life in good homes
And never a time
Did we hear one say
“We will go live in the tents
And draw our rations as they do
And we will stick to the end?”
Nor did we hear them say
“We will cut our salaries
To provide more aid
For them who are out in the cold.”
But we do know this:
They draw big money
And live in the fine homes.
Their families are well fed
And they all enjoy life
And at the same time
They will tell you and me
To stick tight and rough it out
For in the end we are sure to win.
And in the end
If we win they win.
If we lose they win.
Do you see the point?
Just another reason why
We wouldn’t be a member
Of the U.M.W.A.
If we were a miner.
A.F. Morris, Abijah Workman Jr., Andrew Elkins, Appalachia, Asa Williamson, B.J. Workman, Big Branch, Big Ugly Creek, Cassie Williamson, Charles Adkins, Charles Plaster, David Workman, Drusilla Neace, Elias Workman, Eliza J. Hager, Elizabeth Elkins, Elizabeth Thompson, Ella Spears, F.D. Stollings, Fourteen Mile Creek, Francis Creek, Franklin Neace, G.L. Estabrook, genealogy, George Alderson, George Hill, George W. Estep, Harmon Stroud, Harts Creek, history, Hollywood Branch, Hugh Evans, Isaac F. Workman, Isaac Workman, Isaiah Adkins, James A. Williamson, James H. Manns, James W. Workman, Jefferson Adkins, Jefferson Lucas, John Brumfield, John Chandler, John M. Workman, John Thompson, Joseph Browning, Julia Alderson, Kelley Chambers, Kiahs Creek, Lace Marcum, Leo F. Drake, Limestone Creek, Lincoln County, Lincoln County Land Assocation, Little Harts Creek, Lottie Harrison, Louisa A. Wiley, Luella A. Stollings, Lynn Branch, M.J. Chandler, Malinda Adkins, Margaret Neace, Mary A. Brumfield, Mary I. Plaster, Mary J. Manns, Matilda Adkins, Mollie Drake, Mud River, Nancy Adora Chandler, Nancy M. Workman, Nancy Miller, Nine Mile Creek, O.R. Fowble, Obediah Hill, P.T. Thompson, Patton Camp Branch, Patton Thompson, Peyton Spears, Rebecca Williamson, Rhoda Gartin, Rollem Fork, Roma Spears, Rufus Pack, S.W. Colton Jr., Salt Lick Branch, Samuel Moore, Sand Creek, Saphronia Gartin, Sarah J. Toney, Scary Creek, Scott Gartin, Seth Miller, Sulphur Spring Fork, Susan Hill, Susann Stroud, Sylvanus Neace, T.R. Shepherd, Tennessee Workman, Trace Fork, Twelve Pole Creek, Upton Creek, West Virginia, William Bell, William Manns, William T. Harrison, William Workman, Yantus Dingess, Zachary Taylor Neace
The following deed index is based on Deed Book 55 at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office in Hamlin, WV, and relates to residents of the Harts Creek community. Most notations reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in local land transactions; some reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in land transactions outside of the community. These notes are meant to serve as a reference to Deed Book 55. Researchers who desire the most accurate version of this material are urged to consult the actual record book.
Charles Adkins to Malinda Adkins 100 acres Southeast Side of Harts Creek 25 April 1898 Isaac Fry, JP p. 52-53
Malinda Adkins to Isaiah Adkins 25 acres near Mouth of Hollywood Branch of Big Harts Creek 20 July 1908 Charles Adkins, JP p. 53-54
Matilda and Jefferson Adkins to Rhoda Gartin 37 acres, 103 acres Little Harts Creek and Fourteen Mile Creek 11 March 1898 p. 28-30
George and Julia Alderson to Lace Marcum and T.R. Shepherd 3 acres Mouth of Sand Creek 16 September 1909 p. 252
Mary A. and John Brumfield and P.T. and Elizabeth Thompson to Kelley Chambers 15 acres Scary Creek of the Middle Fork of Mud River 17 November 1905 p. 83-84
John and M.J. Chandler and H.C. and Nancy Adora Chandler to George W. Estep 70 acres and 148 acres on Ugly Creek 9 August 1900 p. 362-363
S.W. Colton, Jr. and G.L. Estabrook, trustees of Lincoln County Land Association, to O.R. Fowble Timber on Upper Big Creek and Upton Creek of Mud River and Big Branch of Big Ugly Creek 27 December 1909 p. 366-367
Leo F. and Mollie Drake and Yantus Dingess and ___ Phipps to John Thompson 300 acres Main Harts Creek 22 March 1905 p. 388-389
Andrew and Elizabeth Elkins to Rhoda Gartin 87 acres East Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 18 November 1899 p. 27-28
W.T. and Lottie Harrison to Eliza J. Hager 75 acres Waters of Nine Mile Creek 29 September 1894 p. 43-44
George and Susan Hill to Obediah J. Hill 391 9/40 acres on Big Ugly Creek 8 July 1904 p. 92-94
William and Mary J. Mans to Samuel Moore 25 acres head of Left Fork of Rollhimin Fork of Hezekiah Creek, Fork of Twelve Pole River 5 January 1905 p. 116-117
A.F. Morris, special commissioner, to Isaac Workman 19 1/2 acres Francis Creek 10 January 1907 p. 151-153 [regards a case in which Patton Thompson et als were plaintiffs and Isaac Workman et als were defendants]
Sylvanus and Drusilla Neace to Scott and Frona E. Gartin 103 acres on East Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 9 May 1907 p. 423-425 [references Patton Camp Branch]
Z.T. and Margaret Neace and Franklin Neace to Saphronia E. and Scott Gartin 100 7/8 acres East Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 16 August 1902 Jefferson Lucas, NP p. 421-423
Charles and Mary I. Plaster to Hugh Evans 4 and 80 acres Francis Creek of Hezekiah Creek of Twelve Pole Creek 6 October 1903 p. 220-221
Peyton Spears patent from Commonwealth of Virginia 100 acres Nine Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 6 April 1855 (survey) p. 466-467
Roma and Ella Spears to Allen Estep 75 acres on Trace Fork of Big Ugly Creek 2 October 1909 p. 364-365
F.D. and Luella A. Stollings to Nancy M. Workman 70 acres Francis Creek of Hezekiah’s Creek 1 February 1901 p. 145-146
Harmon and Susann Stroud to Louisa A. Wiley 50 acres Sulphur Spring Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek (Laurel Hill District) 18 November 1881 James H. Manns, JP p. 360-361
P.T. and Elizabeth Thompson to Kelley Chambers 35 acres Scary Creek of the Middle Fork of Mud River 11 November 1905 p. 81-83
Sarah J. Toney to Seth and Nancy Miller 37 1/2 acres Senging Branch of Mud River (Jefferson District) 17 March 1905 p. 386-387 [references Isaac Adkins’ line]
Asa and Rebecca Williamson to Hugh Evans 63 acres Lynn Branch of Hezekiah Creek 18 February 1908 Charles Adkins, JP p. 222-223
B.J. and Tennessee Workman to Isaac F. Workman 125 acres Francis Fork of Hezekiahs Fork of Twelve Pole 18 April 1896 p. 146-148
David Workman et al to William Bell et al Right of Way Limestone Creek 10 saw logs paid 23 April 1907 p. 332-333
Isaac and Nancy M. Workman to Abijah Workman, Jr. 40 acres and Right of Way for Road, Francis Creek of Hezekiah’s Creek 2 February 1903 Rufus Pack, NP p. 143-144
Isaac and Nancy M. Workman to James W. Workman 40 acres Francis Creek of Hezekiah’s Creek 1 April 1901 Rufus Pack, NP p. 149-150
William Workman to Joseph Browning 45 acres Between Little Harts Creek and Big Branch of Big Harts Creek 15 July 1908 Charles Adkins, JP p. 450-452 [references Nester heirs]
James A. and Cassa Williamson to Elias Workman 75 acres on Salt Lick Branch of Right Fork of Twelve Pole Creek 24 September 1908 p. 212-213
John M. Workman to Isaac Workman 25 acres Francis Creek of Hezekiah Fork of Twelve Pole 9 April 1896 p. 148-149
NOTE: I copied all of these deeds.
A.H. Sanders, A.P. Sanders, Andrew J. Browning, Appalachia, Big Branch, Big Ugly Creek, Broad Branch, Brooks Summerville, Buck Lick Branch, Cassander Spurlcok, Charles Bowden Brumfield, Chloe Maynard, Climena Lucas, Clinton Spurlock, Daisy Brumfield, Ellen Ferguson, Evermont Ward Fry, F.F. Starcher, Fourteen Mile Creek, Francis Fork, G.H. Chenoweth, genealogy, George F. Miller, Giles Davis, Granville Mullins, Green Shoal Creek, Guyandotte River, Harts Creek, Henry C. Sias, Hezekiah Adkins, history, Hugh Evans, Isaac Gartin, J.H. Meeks, J.W. Breeding, J.W. Stowers, James C. Tomblin, James D. Porter, James I. Kuhn, Johnny Headley, Joseph E. Chilton, Joseph Gartin, Joseph Maynard, Julia Yantis Walker, Kiahs Creek, Koontz Realty Company, L.V. Koontz, Laurel Fork, Lena Ferrell, Leonard Lucas, Lettie Belle Fowler, Limestone Branch, Lincoln County, Lincoln Fuel Oil and Lumber Company, Mary A. Mullen, Mary Maynard, Midkiff, Nary Gartin, Nine Mile Creek, O.J. Wilkinson, Panther Branch, Patsy Ann Porter, Patterson Toney, Philip Hager, Polly Browning, Smith Ferrell, Squire Toney, Sulphur Spring Fork, Sylvanis Neace, Tucker Fry, Twelve Pole Creek, W.C. Mullen, W.L. Rector, W.L. Starcher, W.T. Gillenwater, Wallace Hager, West Virginia, William U. Stollings, Wirt Toney
The following deed index is based on Deed Book 53 at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office in Hamlin, WV, and relates to residents of the Harts Creek community. Most notations reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in local land transactions; some reflect Harts Creek citizens engaged in land transactions outside of the community. These notes are meant to serve as a reference to Deed Book 53. Researchers who desire the most accurate version of this material are urged to consult the actual record book.
Hezikiah Adkins to Julia Y. Walker 25 acres on West Side of Guyan River 7 January 1909 Fisher B. Adkins, NP p. 40
Polly Browning to Joseph Maynard 75 acres Laurel Branch of Twelve Pole Creek 14 January 1905 Hugh Evans, JP p. 412-413
Daisy Brumfield to Charley Brumfield 68 acres Big Branch of Big Ugly 7 September 1907 p. 219-220
J.E. Chilton to Lettie B. Fowler 150 acres East Side of Guyandotte River 15 February 1883 p. 365-366
G.D. Davis to Koontz Realty Company 113 3/5 acres (mineral) 8 May 1907 p. 329
Ellen Ferguson to L.V. Koontz 79 4/5 acres on Green Shoal Creek 14 December 1906 p. 304-305
Lena Ferrell to A.H. Sanders 49 acres (oil and gas) 5 December 1906 p. 305-306
D.C. Fry to Koontz Realty Company 4 acres 8 May 1907 p. 320-321
D.C. Fry to Koontz Realty Company 90 acres Green Shoal Creek 8 May 1907 p. 322-323
Joseph and Nary Gartin to W.R. and Mary Lucas and L.C. and Climina Lucas 75 and 15 acres on Sulpher Spring Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 8 January 1910 p. 45-46
W.T. Gillenwater to Koontz Realty Company 82 acres (mineral) 16 July 1907 p. 315-316
Philip Hager to Koontz Realty Company 136 1/2 acres 17 May 1907 p. 318-319
Wallace Hager to Smith Ferrell 158 acres Broad Branch of Big Ugly 4 April 1907 R.E. Lowe, JP p. 166-167
L.V. Koontz to Koontz Realty Company 799 2/3 acres Big Ugly Creek 24 June 1907 p. 310-311
J.I. Kuhn to Isaac G. Gartin 75 acres Little Harts Creek 1 September 1879 p. 281-284
J.I. Kuhn to Climenia Lucas et al 496 acres on Fourteen Mile Creek 6 June 1880 p. 288-291
James I. Kuhn to William Mann and Isaac Garten 1 August 1879 Francis Fork of Hezekiah Creek p. 285-288
Lincoln Fuel, Oil, and Lumber Company v. A.P. Sanders, W.C. Mullen, and Mary A. Mullen correction to deed 5 October 1910 p. 243-244
L.C. Lucas to Climena Lucas 37 acres on Fourteen Mile Creek 13 December 1909 p. 53
Chloe Maynard to Joseph Maynard 100 acres Twelve Pole Creek 10 October 1907 p. 410-411
Mary Maynard to Joseph Maynard 85 acres Twelve Pole Creek 21 October 1905 p. 409-410
George F. Miller to Koontz Realty Company 33 acres (mineral) 13 May 1907 p. 317-318
Granville Mullins to William U. Stollings 10 acres Limestone Branch 28 March 1910 p. 416
Sylvanis Neace to J.W. Breeding 75 acres on Buck Lick Branch of Guyandotte River (Laurel Hill District) 12 February 1910 p. 133-134
J.D. Porter et ux to W.L. Rector Big Ugly Creek 27 March 1902 p. 333-339
Patsy Ann Porter to Joseph Maynard Tract on Ridge Between Laurel Branch and Wiley Branch 4 August 1908 p. 414-415
W.L. Rector et ux to G.H. Chenoweth 3/16 undivided interest in tracts on Harts Creek and Big Ugly Creek 28 December 1903 p. 340-
W.L. Starcher et ux to F.F. Starcher interest in four tracts on Big Ugly Creek 27 September 1907 p. 347-349
A.H. Sanders et ux to L.V. Koontz Stowers Farm on Green Shoal 10 December 1906 p. 288-291
A.H. Sanders et ux to L.V. Koontz 49 acres on Big Ugly Creek 12 March 1907 p. 301
A.H. Sanders et al declaration of trust to A.P. Sanders 25 July 1907 p. 329
A.P. Sanders to W.C. Mullen 150 acres Big Ugly Creek 2 October 1907 p. 164-165
A.P. Sanders to A.H. Sanders 278 acres Lick Branch of Laurel Fork of Big Ugly 31 October 1907 p. 227-228
Henry C. Sias to John T. Headley 75 acres on Steer Fork of Fourteen Mile Creek 17 February 1909 p. 1-2
Cassander Spurlock et ux to A.H. Sanders 89 1/3 acres on Big Ugly Creek 5 December 1906 p. 307-308
Clinton Spurlock et ux to E.W. Fry et ux 15 acres near Nine Mile Creek on Guyandotte River 3 June 1901 p. 194
Clinton Spurlock to Clinton Spurlock and E.W. Fry 7360 square feet at Midkiff 1 January 1906 p. 195-196
J.W. Stowers et al to A.H. Sanders 144 1/3 acres 7 December 1906 p. 308-309
Brooks Summerville et ux to F.F. Starcher interest in four tracts on Big Ugly Creek 1 November 1907 p. 346-347
James C. Tomblin to Andrew J. Browning Painter Branch, Big Branch of Harts Creek 19 March 1875 Jeremiah Lambert, JP p. 170-171
Patterson Toney et ux to L.V. Koontz 437 acres on Big Ugly Creek 29 December 1906 p. 302-303
Squire Toney et ux to Koontz Realty Company 295 52/100 acres Big Ugly Creek (mineral) 27 June 1907 p. 312-314
Wirt Toney et ux to Koontz Realty Company 203 61/100 acres (mineral) 4 May 1907 p. 324-326
O.J. Wilkinson, commissioner of school lands, to J.H. Meeks, trustee 1 February 1910 Piney Fork of East Fork p. 104-105 [references Abner Vance]
NOTE: I copied all of these deeds.
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