Appalachia, Chapmanville, Cleveland, Devona Butcher, Everett Fowler, G.S. Ferrell, genealogy, George Hensley, Gladys Bryant, Green Simms, Guy Dingess, history, Jim Bryant, Logan Banner, Logan County, Millard Brown, minister, Mont Coal, Newport News, Oscar Langdon, Pearl McCloud, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
A correspondent named “Two Chums” from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 17, 1922:
The Chapmanville school is progressing nicely.
Mr. Guy Dingess was calling at G.S. Ferrell’s Sunday.
I hear Miss Devona Butcher is going on the stage for an actress next year.
Miss Gladys Bryant returned from Newport News recently.
Mr. Oscar Langdon is looking hungry now days.
Mr. Millard Brown and Miss Pearl McCloud seemed to be enjoying themselves out walking Sunday.
Green Simms arrived Saturday evening from Camp Dix, N.M.
Mr. Jim Bryant had a 75 cent smile on when he came in the theatre Saturday night.
Mr. Everett Fowler is going to take a journey to Mont Coal in a few days.
Mr. George Hensley has taken a flying trip to Cleveland, Tenn. to graduate and become a minister.
45th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Appalachia, Araminta J. Harless, Bird Lockhart, civil war, Confederacy, Confederate Army, Dixie E. Harless, Elias E. Harless, Elizabeth Harless, Elizabeth P. Harless, farming, Francis M. Harless, genealogy, Henry H. Hardesty, Henry L. Harless, history, India I. Harless, James C. Harless, Jane Lockhart, Lorenzo D. Harless, Lucy A. Harless, McDowell County, Millie E. Harless, minister, North Spring, R.A. Brock, Rachael Harless, Richmond, Sarah M. Harless, U.S. South, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, West Virginia, William H. Harless
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Francis M. Harless, who resided at North Spring, West Virginia:
Son of Lorenzo D. and Elizabeth P. (Kelly) Harless, was born in Giles county Feb. 22, 1844. His parents were born and both died in this county, the father born Nov. 12, 1817, and died July 16, 1864; the mother born April 8, 1822, dying May 2, 1882. Francis M., the subject of this sketch, enlisted in the service of the Confederate States July 3, 1862, in Co. H, 45th Va. V. I., serving honorably and creditably until discharged on Oct. 15, 1864. On Feb. 22, 1866, he was joined in wedlock with Rachael Lockhart, who was born Aug. 15, 1845, their marriage being solemnized in McDowell county, W.Va. The offspring of this union have records as follows: Elizabeth, born Jan. 20, 1868, now married; Araminta J., Dec. 20, 1869; Millie E., May 8, 1871; James C., Jan. 29, 1873; Elias E., May 1, 1875; William H., Oct. 12, 1876; India I., Nov. 10, 1878; Dixie E., Aug. 18, 1880; Henry L., Sept. 29, 1883; Sarah M., born Nov. 3, 1885, and died Oct. 17, 1887p and Lucy A., born Oct. 15, 1888. The parents of Mrs. Harless were Bird Lockhart, who died April 15, 1851, and Jane (Staten) Lockhart, now residing in McDowell county, W.Va. Mr. Harless is a minister of the Gospel, and is engaged in farming: post office address, North Spring, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 831-832.