Albert W. Adkins, Appalachia, Ballard Smith, farming, Fourteen, Fourteen Mile Creek, genealogy, George T. Adkins, Guyandotte River, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Hugh C. Adkins, Laurel Hill District, Lewis B. Adkins, Lincoln County, Riland Adkins, Sarah M. Adkins, Sina Smith, timbering, West Virginia
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Hugh C. Adkins, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Is one of the farming population in Laurel Hill district, Lincoln county, owning 50 acres of good land on Guyan river, at the mouth of Fourteen. The land has good improvements and a part of it timbered with poplar, pine, and oak. Mr. Adkins was born in Lincoln county, April 17, 1853, and his parents’ history follows this. Sarah M., daughter of Ballard and Sina (Myers) Smith, was born in Lincoln county, January 20, 1852, and in this same county, in 1873, she became the wife of H.C. Adkins. The children of the union are: Riland, born November 24, 1873; Albert W., January 25, 1878; George T., October 3, 1880; Lewis B., August 11, 1883. Mr. Adkins is a very industrious man, and is prospering in his farming. He may be addressed at Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 138-139.
Almeda Baisden, Amanda Justice, Appalachia, Banco, Basil Duty, Big Creek, East End, education, Emma Baisden, Estep, Estep Post Office, Frank Chapman, genealogy, Hessel Workman, history, I.J. Elkins, J.A. Stone, J.W. Thomas, Jess Wallen, Johnie Roberts, Leva Baisden, Logan Banner, Logan County, Mud, P.D. Bradbury, Spring Dale, Stone Branch, Ted Hager, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Estep in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 16, 1926:
The school at this place closed last Saturday with a spelling contest and candy breaking. All reported an enjoyable day.
Ted Hager of Banco was a pleasant caller at J.W. Thomas’ of this place last Sunday.
Johnie Roberts of Mud was seen driving through this town last Monday evening with a load of furniture.
Mrs. P.D. Bradbury, who has been ill for some time, died at her home at Big Creek last Saturday at 12 noon. Her remains were brought to her old home near this place for interment. I.J. Elkins conducted the services.
Jess Wallen of Stone Branch was seen going through our town one day last week.
Mrs. Emma Baisden and daughters, Misses Almeda and Leva, of East End have returned from a visit with Mrs. Baisden’s daughter, Mrs. Hessel Workman of Big Creek.
Frank Chapman of East End was seen going through this place last Wednesday evening en route for Spring Dale where he will resume his old job as mule driver.
The post office at this place was moved about five hundred yards east of the old site last Tuesday. Don’t forget the place, boys and girls.
Come on Big Creek with your news items. The second item of your letter last week sure did impress us, for which we wish to congratulate the writer. We admire your motto: “Climb high though the rocks be rugged.”
Mrs. Amanda Justice of Banco was the all night guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Thomas of Estep last Sunday.
J.A. Stone of Banco was a business caller in Estep last Tuesday.
Basil Duty, the local sheik of Banco, was calling in Curry last Sunday we were informed. Wonder what the attraction is up there. Look out girls of Estep and Banco. You are going to lose Basil.
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.
Andrew Thomas, Appalachia, Big Creek, Bob Hale, Christine Kitchen, Earl Gill, Fred Kitchen, genealogy, George Chaffin, history, Howard McComas, Huntington, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, Madge Toney, Martha Neal, Myrtle Mobley, Pearl Sanders, Sally Kitchen, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 20, 1926:
Here we come again with a bit of news. Hope the waste basket’s back is turned.
Mrs. Andrew Thomas and daughter are spending a few days in Huntington.
Mrs. Howard McComas and Madge Toney made a brief trip to Logan last week.
If you want to see Myrtle Mobley and Christine Kitchen, come to the drug store any time.
Dr. Ferrell was a visitor in Big Creek Thursday.
Mr. Heckles was calling on Bob Hale Thursday night.
Mrs. Earl Gill who has been on the sick list is improving.
Miss Pearl Sanders visits the drug store every evening.
Mr. George Chaffin was in Big Creek Friday.
Miss Martha Neal was visiting Miss Sally Kitchen Sunday.
Fred Kitchen was seen letting the train by Saturday.
Combinations: Mr. Saltsman and his dirty hands; Allie and her route; Fred looking for the girls; Mr. Kennedy and his mustache; Myrtle and her No. 8; Christine and her hat; Dicy watching for Howard; Georgia going to Huntington; Nannie curling her hair; Marie crying over Kennedy; Jum and his dogs; Bill and his smiles; Fred and his freckles.
7th West Virginia Cavalry, Allen Spurlock, Appalachia, Battle of Floyd Mountain, Battle of Lynchburg, Battle of New River Bridge, Boone County, Burrell Spurlock, Charles Spurlock, civil war, coal, Eli Spurlock, Elizabeth Spears, Emily Alice Spurlock, Emily Spurlock, Evermont Green Spurlock, farming, genalogy, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Lawrence County, Leander Filmore Spurlock, Lincoln County, Louisa Jane Spurlock, Maria Spurlock, Mary Elizbaeth Spurlock, Mary Spurlock, Methodist Episcopal Church, Native Americans, Ohio, Phoebe Jane Spurlock, Preston Spears, Robert Spurlock, Sarah Ellen Spurlock, Thomas Preston Spears, timber, Union District, Victoria Spurlock, West Virginia, Wirt Spurlock
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.
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.
Appalachia, Chapmanville, Dump Farley, Dwyer Coal Company, genealogy, history, J.D. Price, Logan Banner, Logan County, Mud Fork Quartet, pleurisy, preacher, Shively, singing school., Tucker Hensley, West Virginia
An unknown local correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 16, 1926:
Dwyer Coal Co. has suspended operation temporarily.
Some of our population doesn’t believe there are any birds. They never get up in time to hear them sing in the mornings.
If our singing school keeps on it will not be long until we have a choir equal to the Mud Fork quartet.
Everything seems to be unusually quiet here just now. Even the registrar of vital statistics had neither births nor deaths to report for March.
Dump Farley of Shively was in town one day last week getting his seng hoe sharpened.
Dump said he anticipates a fine May apple crop this season.
Rev. Tucker Hensley was expounding the scripture here Tuesday evening.
Strange as it may seem there are great big children here that have never saw their father in Sunday School.
The rural population have been coming into town the last few days. They have been isolated all winter. One man said if it stayed good weather ’til he came back he would have his hair cut.
J.D. Price is very ill with pleurisy.
Appalachia, Blood in West Virginia, Boone County, Charleston, Charleston Gazette, Coal River, genealogy, governor, Gretna, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jacob B. Jackson, Joseph E. Chilton, Kanawha County, Kanawha Ring, Kuna and Walls, lawyer, Lincoln County, Louisiana, Mary Elizabeth Chilton, Pelican Publishing Company, politics, prosecuting attorney, teacher, West Virginia, West Virginia University, William Edwin Chilton
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Joseph E. Chilton, who resided at Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Was born at the mouth of Coal river, Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, December 6, 1855, and came to Lincoln county in 1878. He is a son of William Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Chilton. Joseph E. Chilton taught in the public schools of Kanawha county, West Virginia, five years, two years of which were spent in Charleston. He read law in the office of Kuna and Walls while teaching, and at the age of twenty-one was admitted to the bar. In 1880 he was elected prosecuting attorney of the counties of Lincoln and Boone, West Virginia, which office he still holds. Mr. Chilton is a regent of West Virginia University, having been appointed by Gov. Jackson in October, 1882.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 109.
NOTE: Mr. Chilton briefly appears in my book, Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy. For more on the very important Chilton family, follow this link: https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1167
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.