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A correspondent named “S.T.B.” from Stone Branch in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following “colored” news, which the Logan Banner printed on January 12, 1923:
Mrs. Lucy Woodie has been visiting home folks at Ashland and we are very glad to have her back again.
Rev. Dan Claytor preached for us Sunday night. It was a very small attendance. Dear people, why don’t you come to the church and hear the word of the Lord?
Mrs. Minnie Gayhart is very sick at this time. We hope to see her improving soon.
Hughie Smith was here Tuesday. Hurry up, Hughie. Things are looking very sad without you.
Mrs. Mary Johnson and Mrs. A.J. Dickerson were seen going to the store Monday.
Mrs. Fannie Hill is progressing nicely with her school.
Nathaniel Hogans is able to be at school again.
Stone Branch is getting more like a city every day.
Famous combinations: A.J. Dickerson and his wagon; Mr. Will Woodie and his slop bucket; Samuel Thomas and his oil can; John Smith and his baby; Mrs. Lucy Woodie and her traveling bag.
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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this story titled “Logan County Boys Killed or Wounded,” dated November 8, 1927:
Logan County Boys Killed or Wounded
Prayers in behalf of peace are suggested for Armistice Day by President Coolidge. It will likewise be proper to recall the names of those who sacrificed most in the cause of peace, who died or were wounded in the dreary days before the signing of the Armistice ended the most colossal conflict of all history. Twenty young men from Logan county were killed in action. Half that number died of wounds. Their names and the names of others who died in the service of their country a decade ago are reproduced from the official records:
Killed in Action
Floyd W. Clay
John B. McNeely
William F. Munsey
James L. Robinson
Willie F. Smith
Ulysses B. Vance
Keefer Jennings Whitman
Died of Wounds
John L. Blankenship
Noble J. Lax
William R. Nowlan
Henry H. Runyan
Died of Disease (A.E.F.)
Thomas J. Cox
Fred E. Hahne
Joe Hardy (colored)
Johnie Johnson (colored)
Levi J. Vance
Died of Disease in U.S.
William O. Bailey
James Linford Brown
Wounded in Action
William H. Adkins
Lovel H. Aldredge
Frank J. Bell
Walter S. Blake
George F. Breeden
Hirse C. Brown
Guy T. Conley
George E. Covey
Dan Craft (colored)
Jim F. Crawford
John H. Crittenden
James G. Cyrus
Thomas Y. Davis
Rector H. Elkins
James M. Ellis
Robert L. Gore
Burton W. Gore
Ben H. Gosney
William E. Hanshaw
John H. Harris
William Harris (colored)
James Jackson (colored)
Thomas P. Justice
Charles Burton Litten
Herbert L. McKinney
William D. Maynard
Charlie M. Munsey
Thomas R. Newman
Clarence W. Parkins
James E. Peters
Arle J. Price
Finne Walter Pugh
Frank C. Reynolds
Burnie G. Sanson
John A. Shepherd
John Smith (colored)
Frank Ward (colored)
John L. Ward
John B. Wilkinson
Frank C. Wilcoxen
Will Wilson (colored)
It seems likely there are errors of spelling in the foregoing list, and perhaps some names have been omitted from the roster from which this list was copied. Desiring a complete and perfect list The Banner will appreciate having its attention called to any omissions or misspellings.
Albert F. Gore, Alex Dalton, Anthelia Smith, Arrena Doss, Betty Nelson, Cain Adkins, Cordelia Thompson, David Bryant, Doshia Conley, Elizabeth Tomblin, Ellen Curry, Emeline Hall, Harriet Carter, Harts Creek, Henderson Bryant, James Kirk, James P. Mullins, John Adams, John Brumfield, John Smith, John W. Marcum, Joseph Baisden, Josephus Workman, Laura Butcher, Logan County, Mahala Browning, Mary A. Dingess, Mary A. Thompson, Mary Vance, Meekin Vance, Melvin Baisden, Minerva Tomblin, Moses Howard, Nancy Bryant, Nancy Mullins, Philip Hager, Solomon Adams, Stephen Yank Mullins, U.S. South, Van B. Prince, Weddington Mullins, William Carter, William Simpkins
The following list of Logan County marriages for the period of 1885 to 1887 reveals the names of preachers operating in the Harts Creek area. This is a “working list” and will be updated. The source for this material is “Marriages-Births-Deaths, 1872-1892,” pages 49-55, which is located at the Logan County Clerk’s Office in Logan, WV. Many thanks to the county clerks and their employees who have always been so helpful to my research these past twenty-five years. NOTE: Marriage records for the Lincoln County section of the community are unavailable.
Van B. Prince 15 January 1885 David Bryant and Minerva Tomblin
Philip Hager 29 January 1885 John Brumfield and Mary A. Thompson
Josephus Workman 9 February 1885 Moses Howard and Mahala Browning
Josephus Workman 17 February 1885 William Simpkins and Nancy Bryant
Canaan Adkins 5 March 1885 W. Dempsey and E. Tomblin
Van B. Prince 19 March 1885 M. Baisden and M.J. Workman
J.P. Mullins 21 May 1885 John Adams and Anthelia Smith
Van B. Prince 16 August 1885 John Smith and Arrena Doss
Van B. Prince 16 March 1886 W.H. Browning and Matilda Dempsey
Canaan Adkins 18 May 1886 James Kirk and C. Thompson
Van B. Prince 8 August? 1886 A.F. Gore and Sarah? McCloud
Josephus Workman July or August 1886 W. Smith and L.B. Booth
Josephus Workman 7? August 1886 T.D.E. Stollings and Mary A. Dingess
Van B. Prince 9 August 1886 Melvin Baisden and Emeline Hall
Van B. Prince 21 August 1886 Stephen Mullins and Harriet Carter
Josephus Workman September 1886 James Resner and Cela Hatton?
Van B. Prince 15 September 1886 Joseph Baisden and M.J. Williamson
Josephus Workman 29 November 1886 Alex Dalton and D.W. Conley
Van B. Prince 13 January 1887 William Carter and Nancy Mullins
Van B. Prince 16 February 1887 Meekin Vance and Betty Nelson
Josephus Workman 18 February 1887 J.C. Marcum and Doshia Conley
Van B. Prince 25 February 1887 John W. Marcum and Mary Vance
Canaan Adkins 25 July 1887 J.H. Mullins and Elizabeth Tomblin
Van B. Prince 27 July 1887 Solomon Adams and E.E. Curry
Van B. Prince 20 August 1887 Weddington Mullins and Missouri Kinser
Van B. Prince 22 August 1887 Henderson Bryant and Laura Butcher
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An unnamed local correspondent from Wewanta in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Lincoln Republican printed on Thursday, June 22, 1922:
Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Williamson entertained a number of friends Sunday, among whom were: Mrs. Rachel Adkins, Mrs. Shirlie Hankles, Mrs. Elias Williamson, Jackson Mullins, of Maynard, and Mr. Elias Williamson.
Arthur Napier and Boyd Wiley, of this place, attended singing at East Fork of Fourteen, Saturday.
Milton Nelson, of Gill, tells of finding a dead man in the Guyan river near Gill. Inquest was held by Wm. Adkins at Ranger. Dr. Crockett was called and after examination, stated that he had been dead about three months. He had very costly cuff links, and a fine bill-book. He also had insurance papers on which his name and address, John Smith, of Huntington, W.Va., appeared. His bill-book contained $2. His body was in such a bad state that not much could be told of his features, but it is believed that he was a colored man. The body was found by Sherman Nelson and his son, Milton, while out fishing.
Garrett Webb was a visitor at Wm. Webb’s Sunday.
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