A.J. Baker, Alexander Mounts, Anthony Lawson, Appalachia, Asbury Hurley, Charles Mounts, Charleston, Christian M. Cline, Cincinnati, Edward Cline, Eli Trent Jr., Four Pole Creek, genealogy, history, J.C. Alderson, J.D. Sergeant, Jackson Mounts, Jacob Smith, James Laidley, James M. Lawson, James OKeeffe, John Counts, John Mullins, Julius C. Williamson, Julius Williamson, Kanawha County, Kentucky, Lewis Ferrell, McDowell County, Minnesota, Morehead, Oswald Schaaf, Philadelphia, Pike County, Pond, Roane County, Stuart Wood, T.W. Blankenship, Tazewell County, W.W. Adams, Warren Alderson, Warren M. Alderson, Wayne County, West Virginia, Wheeling, William Collins, William P. Payne, William Prater, Wytheville
What follows is a list of absentee landowners in Magnolia Township/District of Logan County, WV, for 1870, 1876, 1886, and 1889… There are three significant types of absentee landowners: 1) those who live outside of Logan County; 2) those who live in Logan County but outside of Magnolia District; and 3) those who own property, for example, at Mate Creek but reside, for example, at Grapevine Creek (both within the district). This list does not include the latter type.
Alexander Mounts, Kentucky, 300 acres
John Counts, Minnesota, 230 acres
Charles Mounts Estate and Jackson Mounts, Kentucky, 150 acres
John Mullins, McDowell County, 150 acres
Christian M. Cline, McDowell County, 85 acres
Jacob Cline’s Heirs, Kentucky, 5000 acres
Warren M. Alderson, Kentucky, 4518 acres
Julius Williamson, Kentucky, 1375 acres
William Collins, Kentucky, 1045 acres
John W. Deskins, McDowell County, 555 acres
Eli Trent, Jr., Wayne County, 524 acres
James M. Lawson, Kentucky, 417.25
William Prater, Kentucky, 240 acres
Asbury Hurly Heirs, Kentucky, 214 acres
Alexander Mounts, Kentucky, 75 acres
Edward Cline, McDowell County, 25 acres
John Mullins, McDowell County, 15 acres
Warren Alderson, Morehead KY, 2999 acres
Jacob Smith, Mouth of Pond KY, 2050 acres
J.D. Sergeant, Philadelphia PA, 1581 acres
Julius C. Williamson, Kentucky, 1353 acres
T.W. Blankenship, Roane County, 1200 acres
Anthony Lawson estate, Wytheville VA, 816 acres
Oswald Schaaf, Cincinnati OH, 650 acres
A.J. Baker, unknown, 300 acres
James Laidley, Kanawha County, 141 acres
J.D. Sergeant, Philadelphia PA, 8976 acres
James OKeeffe, Tazewell County VA, 3592 acres
Stuart Wood, Philadelphia PA, 1093 acres
Warren Alderson, Morehead KY*, 800 acres
F. Slutienburgh, Cincinnati OH, 350 acres
J.C. Alderson and W.W. Adams et al., Wheeling and Charleston
Lewis Ferrell heirs, Pike County KY
Anthony Lawson heirs, Wytheville VA
William P. Payne et al., McDowell County
*Note: Residence located in Logan County in 1889 but in Morehead, Kentucky, for all other years.
Source: Land Book 1866-1872, Land Book 1873-1874, Land Book 1880-1886 and Land Book 1887-1892.
Albert Adkins, Alva Koontz, Amon Ferguson, Annie Dingess, Appalachia, Ashland, attorney general, Bell Adkins, Bessie Adkins, Bob Brumfield, Bob Dingess, Brooke Adkins, Burl Farley, Cabell County, Caroline Brumfield, Cora Adkins, Decoration Day, Ed Brumfield, genealogy, Harts, Hazel Toney, Herb Adkins, history, Hollena Ferguson, Huntington, James Auxier Newman, Jessie Brumfield, Kentucky, Lace Marcum, Lincoln County, Logan, Mary Ann Farley, Nora Brumfield, Ora Dingess, Robert Hale, Ruby Adkins, Shelby Shelton, Toney Johnson, Verna Johnson, Wayne, Wayne County, Wesley Ferguson, West Virginia
An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 5, 1925:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dingess of Logan spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield at Harts.
Miss Cora Adkins was shopping in Logan Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brumfield of Harts spent Decoration Day in Wayne county.
Mr. Edward Brumfield and Wesley Ferguson spent several days visiting friends and relatives at Wayne.
Attorney General Lace Marcum of Huntington has been visiting Chas. Brumfield and family at Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Toney Johnson of Ashland, Ky., spent Decoration Day with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brumfield at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adkins has purchased them a fine new Studebaker car last week.
Miss Hazel Toney and Mr. Eplings of Huntington were calling on Miss Jessie Brumfield Sunday.
Misses Jessie Brumfield was shopping in Huntington Saturday.
Mr. James Auxier Newman a state road inspector of Huntington was the guest of Miss Jessie Brumfield Tuesday at Harts.
Mr. Robert Hale and Mrs. Hollena Ferguson were seen out car riding Monday evening.
Mr. Amon Ferguson, Ora Dingess, Bell Adkins were seen out car riding Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Farley of Cabell County and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Adkins and daughter, Miss Ruby, of Hamlin were the guests of Mrs. Chas. Brumfield at Harts Sunday.
Mr. Alva Koontz of Huntington is out new State inspector this week in Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Shelton and children of Huntington spent Decoration Day at Harts.
Amon Ferguson, Annie Dingess, Appalachia, Arta Dingess, Beatrice Adkins, Bessie Adkins, Big Creek, Bill Vance, Caroline Brumfield, Charles Brumfield, Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, Columbus Lum Pack, Dorothy Workman, East Hamlin, Ed Brumfield, Enos Dial, Fisher B. Adkins, genealogy, Hamlin High School, Harts, Herbert Adkins, Homer White, Jessie Brumfield, Kentucky, Lexington, Lincoln County, Logan, Logan Banner, Marshall College, Minerva Brumfield, Nora Brumfield, Pearl Brumfield, Ranger, Robert Brumfield, Robert Dingess, teacher, Toney, Verna Johnson, Ward Brumfield, Wayne County, West Virginia
An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on May 22, 1925:
Mrs. Fisher B. Adkins, of this place, has been visiting relatives at East Hamlin the past week.
Mr. Chas. Brumfield has moved in his new residence at Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adkins and Robert Brumfield made a flying trip to Ranger and back in their car Friday evening.
Miss Jessie Brumfield, one of Lincoln county’s most popular school teachers, has completed her school at Ranger, W.Va., and returned to her house in Harts, where she will leave for Marshall College and was accompanied by Mrs. Tony Johnson of Lexington, Ky.
Mr. C.C. Pack, of Wayne county, was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Brumfield, at Harts Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dingess, of Logan, were the guests of her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield, at Harts Sunday.
Mr. Edward Brumfield, of Hamlin High School, is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brumfield, at Harts.
Mr. Bill Vance, C.&O. fireman, and Miss Dorothy Workman, of Big Creek, Miss Pearl Brumfield, of Toney, were calling on Miss Jessie Brumfield.
There were several from this place attended the examination at Logan last week.
Mr. Amon Ferguson and Miss Jessie Brumfield, Arta Dingess, Cora Adkins, Hazel Toney, Sylvia Shelton, Enos Dials, Edward Brumfield were car riding Sunday.
Homer White, C.&O. agent of Ranger and several others were calling on Chas. Brumfield at Harts Monday evening.
Appalachia, Big Sandy River, Bragg Creek, Fort Gay, history, Horse Creek, Kenova, logging, Mingo County, Naugatuck, Ohio River, pushboats, rafting, steamboats, timber, timbering, Tom Brown, Tug Fork, Twelve Pole Creek, Wayne County, West Virginia
The following interview excerpt of Tom Brown (born c.1909) was conducted at Fort Gay in Wayne County, WV, on December 15, 1979.
It was probably hard to get around back then, to go to church.
Well the only way you could get around through this country was up and down creeks or on horseback or wagon. And roads were in the creek most of the way. And where they cut timber and logs they had tram roads built back in the heads of the hollows and they had tracks–they built their track out of 2″ X 4″s–and they hauled these logs or ties from the mills back to the heads of the hollows back to the railroads. And they logged out of the mountains and they ran lots of rafts down Tug River. I’ve see high as four to five. They started the rafts running in the spring. They run them out of Mingo County and generally a lot of them was set out in Naugatuck.
That’s how they got them, they used rafts and boats?
Yes, they used rafts. Logs. They’d put these logs together… Sometimes a raft would be maybe 200 or 300 feet long.
200 or 300 feet long?
Almost as wide as the river. The man would stay on that and they’d pull the men to, I guess, Kenova and the Ohio River down here. And they would log them through the winter. The spring waters came and they started down the rivers with the rafts. The river banks were all cut clean.
That’s what I was going to ask you about. They had to be cut clean, didn’t they?
Yes, they was all cut clean. But the rafts… Well they ran logs down Twelve Pole Creek to… Back then people used to put their logs in the creek when it would raise and run them plumb out down Twelve Pole to Kenova. Heads of these creeks… And sometimes I can remember Bragg Creek and Horse Creek… They was a sawmill. There was locks in at Saltpeter and they pushed just like water to Bragg Creek. I’d say along 1916-1917. And almost the travel was boats. It went down on a little showboat. It used to come up an old paddle wheel boat.
That was in about 1917?
About 1917, ’18, ’19, along that.
Could you get a ride on that showboat if you wanted to?
No, they just pulled in and parked and had a show every night, like the picture show, the movie picture show had.
How long did that showboat go up and down the river? How many years did that last?
Well, I don’t know. It would just come up every once in a while maybe, and just stopped at certain places maybe. Places you know at that time… That was about as far as it could get up. And then things was brought up on pushboat. They loaded ties and stuff like that. I remember them loading them on the boat at the river at the mouth of Horse Creek. It was about as far as boats could come up the river.