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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this bit of history about the White family in Logan County, West Virginia. The story is dated May 21, 1937.
White Family Among Early Settlers in Logan County
Great Grandfather of Patrolman Frank White Moved From Pecks Mill to Mingo County; His Father Had Settled on Mitchell Farm
Among the pioneer families which settled in and around Logan during the early days of its building from a settlement to a village was the family of John White.
John White came to Logan and settled on the farm later owned by Henry Mitchell with a family of grown men and one daughter. Ben and James had come to Pecks Mill early in the 19th century and built their cabins.
His daughter, Nancy, married Robert Whitt, who afterwards moved to Ohio.
His sons were John, who married Susannah Marcum of Franklin; Ben, who married Anna Stuart of Montgomery; James, who married Lucretia Elkins; and William, who married a daughter of John Sansom, another pioneer of the county.
James, tiring of this section of the country because “hunting was bad”, moved to Mingo county and bought five miles of land on Pigeon Creek for a bear gun and a bear dog.
He reared his family and among his children was John, grandfather of Frank White, city patrolman, Mrs. James Buskirk, Power Plant addition, and Lark, Will, Millard, Howard, Wallace, and Mason, all of Logan.
John was the breadwinner of his family, his father having died not long after his son reached the age of 12. John hunted and filled the soil to take care of his aging mother and several brothers and sisters.
He married Betty Radford, also of Mingo county and was the father of twelve children. They were William, who married Editha White; John, who married Susannah Elkins; Thomas, James, Reuben, Isaac, Charles, Major, Elijah, Hiram, Masten, and Judith, who married James Thompson.
Elijah was the father of the Logan citizens named above. He left Mingo county and came to Logan where he married Viola Ellis.
Thomas, James, and Reuben went to Giles county, Virginia, and Major went to Indiana.
All the others remained in Logan and reared large families.
Ben White was the father of seven children, five sons and two daughters. His sons were John, Arter, Ben, William, and James, and his daughters were Nancy, who married Pleasant Chafin, and Margaret, who married Hezekiah Staton.
James had but one child, a daughter Nancy, who married John Chambers, a son of Robert Chambers of Monroe county.
William, the youngest son, joined the regular army in 1808 and was assigned for duty in a regiment that was being raised by Col. Wade Hampton of South Carolina.
When Hampton was made Brigadier-General in 1806 and assigned to duty at New Orleans, White went with him, and when Hampton was superseded by Wilkinson, White remained with Wilkinson and then under Jackson until after the Battle of New Orleans in which battle he participated.
He returned home in 1816 and married the daughter of John Sansom.
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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this bit of history about Stephen Hart and Harts Creek in Lincoln and Logan counties, West Virginia. The story is dated April 14, 1937.
Stephen Hart Settled at Cheat River, Pete Spurlock, A Great Grandson, Reveals
P.A. (Pete) Spurlock, assistant postmaster at the Logan post office, this morning revealed the destination of Stephen Hart, who went went after he had lived for a short time at the forks of the creek in the lower end of Logan county which now bears his name.
Spurlock said that Hart went to the Cheat River and settled permanently there to hunt deer and rear a family. He said the family name of Hart is as familiar there as the name Dingess is familiar in Logan county.
A daughter of Stephen, Jane, was Spurlock’s grandmother. She lived until 1913 and told her grandson much of the early history of the family which made its home in and around Spurlocksville, Sheridan, Ranger, and Midkiff.
Charles Spurlock, the progenitor of the Spurlock family, came to what used to be the Toney farm below the mouth of Big Creek in 1805 from Montgomery county, Virginia.
“Uncle Charley was a funny old cuss,” his great grandson Pete said this morning. “The story is told that a sheriff of Cabell county was given a capias to serve on the old codger for some minor offense when he was growing old and rather stout.
“Meeting him in the road one day, the sheriff informed Uncle Charley he had a capias to serve on him.
“None abashed, the old man informed the sheriff he was a law-abiding citizen and laid down in the middle of the road and told the sheriff to take him to jail.
“The ruse worked, for the sheriff chose to look for less obstinate prisoners,” Uncle Charley’s grandson said, chuckling.
Another story about the eccentric “Uncle Charley Spurlock” which has gone down in history, whether true or not, was that he lived for a short time below Big Creek under a rock cliff (known as a rockhouse) during the early summer while he was getting his cabin in shape for winter.
The tale is out that “Uncle Charley” explained his strange dwelling place in this way to his neighbors:
“Well I took Sarah (his wife) in a good substantial frame house in Virginia and she wasn’t quite satisfied. I took her to a log house and she wasn’t satisfied. I took her to a rail pen and still she grumbled. Then I took her to a rock house built by God Almight and still she wasn’t satisfied.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do with Sarah.”
Sarah evidently became accustomed to “Uncle Charley” for the couple reared four sons. They were John, Seth, Lifas and Robertson. There were no daughters.
Seth was P.A. Spurlock’s grandfather. His father, Marshall, is 78 and lives on his farm near Cincinnati.
Spurlock says “Uncle Charley” is buried on a point at Spurlocksville overlooking the haunts of his early manhood.
Robertson was a gunsmith and lived near Hamlin. Seth was a civil engineer and helped survey much of Logan county. He was a Union soldier. John was a country doctor who practiced at Ranger.
Lifas was a preacher for sixty years and lived at Sheridan.
Charles Spurlock, of Omar, is a distant cousin, the assistant postmaster said. He is the only relative that lives in this section of Logan county, Spurlock said.
Spurlock, at Omar, was born at Spurlocksville and is a grandson of one of the original “Charley’s” boys.
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A correspondent named “Baby Doll” from Leet on Big Ugly Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following news, which the Logan Banner printed on November 30, 1923:
Miss Thelma Huffman, her chum, __ ___ Brumfield, have __________.
_________ visiting friends and relatives in Huntington.
Miss Wealtha Lambert gave a party Tuesday night. A nice time was reported.
Mr. Willie Payne left this afternoon for Morrisville, W.Va.
Mr. Lonnie and Leona Lambert will spend Thanksgiving in Hunitngton.
Miss Edna M. Brumfield stayed home all day Sunday. Wonder where her sweetie was?
Edith and Ethel Frye are going to school these days.
School is proceeding nicely on Lore Fork.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Horn Skeens a 11 pound baby girl, Buleauh Ellen.
Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Gill made a flying trip to Hamlin attending to personal affairs.
Miss Lillie Lucas has a case of chickenpox and is very ill.
Mr. Wayne C. Brumfield will visit home folks Saturday evening.
Ernest and Irwin Lucas attended church at Rector Sunday.
Miss Anna Fry seems to be quite ill now. Hope she will soon recover.
Miss Linnie Brumfield had lots of company Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy are planning to go to Huntington this week.
Mrs. Lizzie Frye entertained company Sunday evening.
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An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following news, which the Logan Banner printed on April 3, 1925:
Charles Brumfield of Harts has been transacting business in Ironton, Ohio, the past week.
Mrs. Toney Johnson, of Ashland, Ky., has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield Harts.
Herbert Adkins of Harts is prospecting business in Huntington.
Miss Jessie Brumfield is teaching a successful school at Rector. She spent the week end with homefolks at Harts and was accompanied by Miss Cora Adkins and Mrs. Herbert Adkins and Mrs. Robert Brumfield of Harts.
Mrs. Robert Brumfield of Harts was shopping in Logan Saturday.
Edward Brumfield of this place is preparing to attend school at Hamlin.
Charles Brumfield is building a fine residence costing about seven thousand dollars at Harts.
Mrs. Robert Dingess of Queen’s Ridge returned to her home after a short visit with her mother, Mrs. Charles Brumfield, of Harts.
Miss Lizzie Nelson of Harts is attending high school at Chapmanville.
R.M. Sevine, C&O brakeman of Huntington was calling on Miss Jessie Brumfield of Harts.
Enos Dials and Edward Brumfield and Miss Jessie Brumfield were seen out walking Sunday evening at Harts.
A correspondent named “Sweet Sixteen” from Queens Ridge in Wayne County, West Virginia, offered the following news, which the Logan Banner printed on December 7, 1923:
Here we come with the Queen’s Ridge news.
This is pretty weather at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Bisha Tomblin have a fine baby girl and her name is Dorothy Janis.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Vance are visiting their daughter this week.
Preston Vernatter and stepson were out horseback riding this afternoon.
Combinations: Anna and her glasses; Hazel and her new coat; Ruby and her wrist watch; Dorothy and her new dress; Ethel and her dancing; Ann and her scissors.
NOTE: Queens Ridge is located in Wayne County but the post office during this time served part of Lincoln and Logan counties.