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The following list of Don Chafin’s deputies prior to the Battle of Blair Mountain is based on Record of Bonds C in the Logan County Clerk’s Office in Logan, WV:

Don Chafin was elected sheriff on November 5, 1912 and appeared on December 28, 1912 with his bondsman U.B. Buskirk for $40,000 (p. 215)

Name, Date of Appointment, Surety, Surety Amount, Page

Garland A. Adams…28 January 1913…J.W. Chambers…$5000…236

Joe Adams…14 October 1913…G.F. Gore, A. Dingess, David C. Dingess, Anthony Adams, Sol Adams, Sr., and Sol Adams, Jr….$5000…297

John Barker…5 February 1913…F.P. Hurst…$5000…241

J.E. Barlow…26 April 1913…S.B. Lawson…$5000…268

Joe Blair…28 December 1912…J.W. Chambers and Allen Mounts…$5000…224

Bert Bush…6 January 1913…Monroe Bush…$5000…230

John L. Butcher…28 December 1912…Lewis Butcher, J.W. Chambers, Albert Gore…$5000…221

J.A. Chafin…20 June 1913…J.W. Chambers and A.A. Vance…$5000…275

John Chafins…31 January 1913…H.H. Farley and A.J. Browning…$5000…240

Nim Conley…18 July 1913…Ed Chapman and W.W. Conley…$5000…281

R.J. Conley…25 March 1913…Albert Gore…$5000…252

Riley Damron…5 July 1913…Millard Elkins and J.E. McCoy…$5000…278

David Dingess…3 April 1913…J.W. Chambers and George Justice…$5000…254

Everett Dingess…10 November 1913…John F. Dingess and Burl Adams…$5000…304

Vincent Dingess…7 July 1913…Georgia Dingess, William Gore, and Albert Gore…$5000…279

Ed Eggers…21 April 1913…Paul Hardy…$5000…264

Joseph A. Ellis…30 January 1913…O.M. Conley…$5000…239

R.H. Ellis…undated…Elizabeth Ellis…$5000…233

H.H. Farley…29 January 1913…L.E. Steele…$5000…237

W.F. Farley…28 December 1912…Robert Bland…$5000…223

Harry S. Gay, Jr….15 October 1913…S.B. Lawson…$5000…299

Albert Gore…28 December 1912…J.W. Chambers, G.F. Gore, Millard Elkins…$5000…222

Guy F. Gore…31 July 1913…Albert Gore and William Gore…$5000…286

Joe Hall…23 April 1913…C.P. Donovan, Paul Hardy…$5000…267

A.A. Hamilton…14 June 1913…A.A. Hamilton…$5000…273

Paul Hardy…20 February 1913…W.F. Farley…$5000…244

John Harrison…19 April 1913…J.S. Miller, M. Elkins, W.E. White, and James Ellis…$5000…262

Tennis Hatfield…14 June 1915…James Ellis and Lewis Chafin…$5000…396

William Hatfield…28 December 1912…J.S. Miller and George Justice…$5000…229

J.O. Hill…17 April 1913…Katie Mounts…$5000…261

B.J. Hiner…23 April 1913…C.P. Donovan and Paul Hardy…$5000…266

Mat Jackson…13 October 1913…Albert Gore, Van Mullins, G.F. Gore, and David C. Dingess…$5000…296

S.B. Lawson…12 April 1913…J.W. Chambers…$5000…256

G.W. Lax…21 April 1913…Paul Hardy…$5000…263

Allen Mounts…226

Cecil Mounts…11 June 1913…Allen Mounts…$5000…272

K.F. Mounts…28 December 1912…Allen Mounts…$5000…225

George Robinett…17 July 1913…George Justice…$5000…284

Joe Scaggs…231

F.A. Sharp…28 December 1912…W.F. Farley and L.G. Burns…$5000…217

L.E. Steele…29 January 1913…H.H. Farley…$5000…238

Noah Steele…6 September 1913…L.E. Steele, Jr….$5000…290

Charley Stollings…21 July 1913…Matilda Stollings, Tom Butcher, Bettie Stollings, W.I. Campbell, and Milton Stowers…$5000…283

T.B. Stowe…13 January 1913…Martha J. Stowe…$5000…234

Elias Thompson…16 April 1913…W.I. Campbell and K.F. Mounts…$5000…258

George E. Thompson…17 April 1913…A.F. Gore and Willis Gore…$5000…260

Moses Williamson…29 April 1913…L.H. Thompson…$5000…270

Clay Workman…28 December 1912…S.B. Lawson…$5000…228

This list will be updated soon to include more names.