March term 
Be it remembered that the County court began and held in the town of Wartburg in the County of Morgan and the state of Tennessee.

_____ MELHORN, LEWIS HENDRICK, AUGUSTUS HEADRICK, were examined by the court and upon their oath say that WILLIAM BANEKE, dec’d, did not leave any property of any kind or nothing of value of anything.  Therefore,
the court releases T. A. Senkerick the guardian of one of the minors from any libilities of the estate.JOHN KRIES,commissioner of the estate is released of any libilities.

Ordered by the court that P. O. HOLLOWAY be allowed to fence the road leading across the bridge at Rock Creek and facing his house.  The overseer of the said road be required to work the road crossing the creek below said bridge and heretofore viewed and reported.

SAMUEL H. STAPLES brought into open court the following paper, which was ordered to be copied.: State of Tennessee, S. H. STAPLES exparte upon motion M. F. ADKINS practicing lawyer of this court it is ordered by the court that the clerk of this court issue to the said S. H. STAPLES such is required in order to obtain a license to practice law viz: that he is  21 years of age, a citizen of Morgan County in said state of Tennessee and of good moral character integrity and soberity.

We the undersignedm viewed and located a 3rd class road begining at MENAN DAVIDSON running by DANIEL PITTMANS, then via EUGENE LYNCH and by JOSEPH DAVIDSONS, intersecting the old turnpike road at JNO ENOS old place.  Signed: MENAN DAVIDSON, RUFUS JONES, EUGENE LYNCH, JAMES DAVIDSON, JNO M. STAPLES.

F. FREYTAG, guardian of the minor heirs of GEORGE D. HOWARD has made settlement as follows: That he is charged with $241.54; that he has expanded $234.34 leaving in the hands of the guardian $7.

B. T. SUMMERS and S. J. McKETHAN adm. of C. CARPENTER, dec’d, this day made final settlement, which settlement was excepted (sic) by the court and ordered recorded.

By partition of sundry citizens of the 5th civil district it is ordered by the court that the voting place of said district is hereby  established at W. H. JONES instead of WILLIS MORRIS.

P. 1
Ordered by the court that EDWARD FREELS be paid by the trustee out of the contingent fund, levied for the year of 1873, the amount of $73.39 1/2, it being the full amount of an outstanding warrent issued in payment for the building of the county jail at Montgomery,

By partition of PHOBE M. BYRD it was ordered by the court that S. H. STAPLES be and he is hereby appointed guardian of SAMUEL H. BYRD, minor of SAMUEL BYRD, dec’d.

Ordered by the court that C. P. SAFFELL be required to give futher security as guardian of SAMUEL and BETTY SAFFELL at the next term of court,.

Ordered by the court that letters of guardianshilp be issued to J. S. FRITTS, public guardian for the benfit of AINCENT?? JOSEPH, JAMES and REBECCA minors of RANSON McCOY dec’d

AMELIA FORSTNER was appointed adm. of the estate of JOSEPH and EKIZA FORSTNER, dec’d. (Confusing, in the body it states “The estate of JOSEPH and AMELIA FORSTNER”) JOHN HALL Jr., and CHARLES H. DELIUS securities.

P. 5
It appears to the satisfaction of the court that JOSEPH and ELIZA FAWLWINKLE late of said county are dead, they died 1873 and 1874.  They  died instate and AMELIA FORSTNER has been appointed adm. of the estate.

P. 5 to 8
Dr. F. A. SIENHUECHT and Mrs. ROSEANNA KUHN produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testment of DAVID KUHN and moved that the said will be admitted to probate and that letter of  testamentary? be issued to them.  S. H. STAPLES, PETER HENRY, and JNO KRIES subscribing witnesses to the will, say they were called by the said DAVID KUHN in witness to the paper now exhabited in court.  The
said DAVID KUHN, is now dead and they signed the instrument at the request of the said DAVID KUHN.

P.  8
On motion of MARTIN HALL it is ordered by the court that M.T. ADKINS be and is hereby appointed guardian of MATILDA, DAVID,  LETITIC, EMILY JANE and SAMUEL HALL minor children of GARRETT HALL dec’d.

On motion S. H. STAPLES Esq., M. T. ADKINS is appointed adm. of JNO STAPLES dec’d.

H. W. BUXTON, guardian of the minor heirs of ELISHA A. HAWN made settlement which was accepted by the court.  There is remaining in the hands of the adm. The sum of $39.66, and BUXTON renews his bond as adm.

June Term 1874
p. 10
WELCOME WEBB is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at WM. J. SCOTTS and leading to the forks of the river above JAMES McCARTS.  The following hands are to work on the road: MARTIN GARRETT, LEWIS LANDRUM, ZACHARY HALL, BENJ. HALL, ANDREW CROMWELL, JAMES HAMBY, WM. H. McCART, RILEY SHANNON, ARCHIBALD McCOY, WM. WEBB, and RUFUS WEBB.

THOMAS DUNCAN is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at the ford of BUCKS Ford near D. M. KELLYS and ending at the ford of Crooked Creek near DAVID STONECIPHERS.

M. STEPHENS adm. of S. C. HONNEYCUTT, dec’d, appeared in court and ask for 12 more month to settle the estate because of some litagaton in regards to the property of the said HONEYCUTT.   Granted.

P. 11
LEWIS POTTER is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at the forks of the road between JNO GREENS and W. R. WILLIAMS and ending at the ford of Obeds River.  The following hands will work on the road: JAMES MELTON, JAMES POTTER, JENRY MELTON,  WM. MELTON, JNO POTTER, WAYNE

P. 11 & 12
The will of DAVID KUHN Sr., dec’d, dated 2-7-1874 is contested by DAVID KUHN Jr. ,_______MAEGLIN and wife, N. MAEGLIN, ordered by the court that the matter be sent to the Circuit Court of Morgan County.  They are the children of said KUHN, dec’d, COOKE and TELLMAN Solictors.

July Term 1874
P. 13
ENOCH R. DUNCAN appeared in court and suggested that he be released from the libilities of an appernic? male child, a minor heir of JAMES M. BRIENT, entered into at a former term of this court.  Granted

It is ordered by the court that the child be , heir of JAMES M. BRIENT, be delivered to RUSSELL SCOTT Sr., who is the grandfather of the said child.

NANCY JANE HODGE is approve guardian of the minor heirs of JAMES K. GREEN, dec’d, she gave bond  of $250, JOHN HOWARD and M. D. HODGE security,

It is ordered by the court that RUSSELL SCOTT Sr guardian of HENRY BRIENT, minor of JAMES BRIENT be recinded on failure to give bond.

P. 15
A. R. LEWALLEN guardian of W. C. PETERS, a minor of LEANDER J. PETERS, dec’d, made settlement which was accepted .  The settlement shows that the said LEWALLEN has drawn from the government $166 since his last settlement.  LEWALLEN, renewed his bond.

P. 16
M. T. ADKINS attended his resignation as Notory Public. 8-3-1874.

GEORGE TAYLOR is appointed overseer of the old road from the top of the hill on the west side of Clear Creek to the Cumberland County line.  The following hands are to work on the road: All the hands on JACOB HARMONS farm, JAMES TAYLOR farm JOHN F. LEE farm, LEWIS POTTER farm, F. SHUBERT

W. A. WILLIAMS appeared in open court and suggested the death of JOHN WILLIAMS, leaving no will or testament, and W. R. WILLIAMS is appointed adm. of the estate.

LUCY COOPER guardian of MARGARET and DAVID ASHBY, minors of JOSEPH ASHBY is released of futher libilities as guardian, having paid the full amount of the distribing?? shares.

September Term 1874
P. 19 to 25
HENRY CHILES JP of the 1st district, JOHN HALL elected County Court Clerk, JOHN WILLIAMS Sheriff of the County, WM. B. CRENSHEW Register of Deeds, JOHN D. KRIES, Tax Collector.  MARTIN HALL Constable of the 4th district.

P. 27
Ordered by the court that J. D. JOYNER be allowed $50 office fees for the year 1874.

J. S. FRITTS adm. of the estate of C. S. FRANCIS made settlement which was accepted and ordered recorded.

JOHN W. LAYMANCE, Corner of Morgan County, appeared in open court and tended his resignation which was accepted.

P. 28
The lands of EDWARD PRINCE, dec’d were sold to JOHN M. DAVIS for $55, but the said purchaser has not paid the amount to me at this time . 9-7-1874 S. H. STAPLES

JOHN L. SCOTT is allowed the sum of $100 for making out the tax list for the year of 1874.

P. 29
S. H. STAPLES, Clerk of the Circuit Court presented the following bill. State vs SUSAN HALL   $50

E. M. BLEDSOE is constable of the 7th district.

P. 30
W. B. LANGLEY is constable of the 2nd district.

LINDSY COOPER granted license to practice law.

October Term 1874
p. 33
WILLIAM LOVE is appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at Liberty Church by JOHN WILLIAMS farm up the mountian to LOVES farm, to R. O. TAYLORS farm running to the old road by E. FAIRCHILDS and to intersect the Knoxville road at JAMES M. JONES.

P. 34
ANDREW R. LEWALLEN appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the ford of White Oak at CARPENTERS mill place to JAMES S. STONE.

SAMUEL LONG appointed overseer if the Huntsville Road from the forks of the road at the top of Clear Fork hill to the county line near ISAAC RISDENS.  All the hand on JOHN BREWSTERS farm and DELANY TOMPKINS to work on road.

LAYTON GOUNY appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the Clear Fork at the BREWSTER ford to the county line at WALTER LEWALLENS. All the hand at ANDREW YOUNGS, JOHN YOUNGS,  N.H. GUFFEE,  C.C. SCHEN and THOMAS STONECIPHER place to work on the road.

W. D. FRANCIS appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining ath the corner of G. W. KIETHS fence by way of JOHN W. LAYMANCE mill to intersect the county road at the GERDING LANE.

D. J. GILDY appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the ford of the Emory River at Montgomery to the top of the TRIPPLETT hill, west to the TRIPPLETT gap.

P. 35
AMOS YORK appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the Wartburg/ Jamestown road near Mount Vernon Church, along the dividing ridge between Clear Fork and White Oak to the county line near DEMPSEY

P. 36
JOHN W. LAYMANCE allowed $5 for holding the August election of 1874

S. H. STAPLES resigned as guardian of SAMUEL H. BYRD, minor of SAMUEL M. BYRD dec’d, .  The minor is place in charge of J.S. FRITT, Public Guardian of Morgan County.

December Term 1874
p. 37
MARTHA FRITTS formally MARTHA HONEYCUTT partitioned the court to be appointed guardian of the minor heirs of H. C. HONEYCUTT, dec’d, viz: VESTA ANN age 7, DAVID D. age 6, MARY age 5.   Granted.

P. 38
LYDA C. BAIL asked to be appointed as guradian of her own children, ELIZABETH and LINCOLN HENDERSON.  Granted.

WALTER CARROL an orphan of three years of age is apprenticed to ORVILLE EVERETT until 21 years of age in the occupation of farmer, he is to be given a common education in the common schools.

P. 40
SAMUEL F. SCOTT is granted the privilege of establishing a ferry across the river at or near Montgomery in Morgan County.  No other person is allowed to establish a ferry on said river, except for their own private
use.  Privilege to extend until 1-1-1876.  He shall keep open a safeway to and from the ferry for the use of footman and horseman and that he be allowed to charge the following: men on foot low water $0.05, men on
foot high water $0.10, got each passager, men on horseback, each man and horse $0.10, high water $0.20.

P. 41 He is not to carry person when the river is deemed, by him, to be dangerous.  He has until 1-1-1875 to establish a boat for the use of footman, and until 2-1-1875 to establish at boat for carrying horse.  He
is to have all the privileges granted other furyman(sic) by law.  He made a $200 bond.


P. 187 Ordered by the court, that WILLIAM MYRES be allowed $5 out of any money in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated for making EDWARD HAWKINS coffin. Ordered by the court, that the heirs of JOHN McEWIN be released of any and all taxes with which they were taxed for 1857 and 1858 except on 2000 acres valued at $2000 and that the sheriff have a credit for the same.

P. 189 The suggestion of the death of RICHARD STRINGFIELD late of Morgan Co. and he died without leaving a will or testament. On motion and order of the court WM. STRING (sic) be appointed adm. of the estate.

P. 193 WILLIAM SRINGFIELD, came into open court and presented an inventory of the estate of RICHARD STRINGFIELD dec’d, which was ordered to be recorded in the proper book.

P. 195 The following justices being present JOHN STRINGFIELD, W. H. JONES, J. B. JONES, P.G. HUDSON, T. H. DAVIS, J.B. FAIRCHILDS, WILLIAM BOWMNER, N. B. HUDSON, W. R. WILLIAMS and JEREMIAH HURST Esquire, do adopt and adjudge and declare that the following to be the county tax for the year 1859.: On all real and personal estate which by law is taxable $0.35 on each $100. Each poll $0.50 All merchants $15 All peddlers on foot $10 All peddlers on horseback $20 Each _____ vehicales (sic) $30 All playing cards per deck $0.35 Discounting ?? money and sharing notes $5, All race tracks $5 Exhibiting Dwarfs, or animals deformed or person of unusual size $5, Each circus, feats of activity or of strength $25, All _________ $25 Each Stallion or Jack half the price of the insurance of such.

February term

P. 200 WILLIAM J. SCOTT, deputy clerk of this county, presented in open court a settlement he made with WILLIAM BURTON. Adm of the estate of A. J. HALL dec’d it is examined and ordered recorded in the proper book. W. J. SCOTT presented to the court an inventory of the sale filed by JOHN WHITE adm. of the estate of MICHAEL GREEN dec’d which is ordered to be spread upon the inventory book.

P. 201-202 THOMAS H. DAVIS adm and CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm vs RICHARD G. HUDSON guardian of ELIZABETH DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS, JAMES C. DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVIS, THOMAS L. DAVIS, JOSEPH? DAVIS HENRY H. DAVIS and SUSAN DAVIS minor children of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Partition to sell land. February 7, 1859. The court answer. The court is not aware of the necessity of the sale of the land mentioned in the partition. The clerk of the county is to evaluate the “condition” of the estate and report to the next term of court.

P. 202 JONATHAN McPETERS executor (sic) of the estate of FIELDING GRIFFITH dec’d came into open court with an inventory and account of the sale of the estate of the said dec’d for the year 1858 it is approved by the court and ordered spread upon the inventory book.

G. W. KEITH and JOHN WEBB, after being duly sworn this day appeared in open court, and say that they were well acquainted with BETSY STAPLES, wife of JOHN STAPLES of Morgan County that she was a pensioner for life and the wife of JOHN STAPLES who was a pensioner. That she died in Morgan County, TN on or about August 24 1858. The pension certificate was produced in open court and WILLIAM SUMMERS was duly qualified as executor of the said BETSY STAPLES, and he entered into bond as required by law.

March term

P. 209 On motion MARY A. HALL, widow, of A.S. HALL dec’d, she is approved guardian of JAMES M. HALL, MARLIN HALL, JANE HALL and GEORGE HALL minor orphans and her children and having been qualified accordingly by law entered into bond.

P. 210-211 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm. VS RICHARD G. HUDSON guardian of the minor children of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Partition to sell land to pay debts. The report of the estate of HUGH H. DAVIS dec’d by the County Court Clerk that $301.71 has been realized and that the estate owes $1150. Therefore it is necessary to sell the land mentioned and it will be necessary to sell the sawmill and 500 acres of 5000 acres. J. W. SCOTT is appointed special commissioner to make a written notice of the sale, which shall be on the courthouse door in the town of Montgomery and on the courthouse door of Anderson County, also on other public places.

P. 212 WILLIAM STRINGFIELD, adm. of the estate of RICHARD STRINGFIELD,dec’d produced in open court an account of the sale of RICHARD STRINGFIELDS estate? And it was ordered spread upon the property books. ANNE BENEKE is indentured to FREDRICK ENKECT??? until she is 18 years old she is to be given 10? years of schooling. She is five years old.

P. 213 There is an agreement between W. H. JONES, Chairman of the County and JOHN W. LAYMANCE on behalf of GEORGE, a free base born child of the body of ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, about the age of 13 , for the use and benefit and custody and control of said boy until he is 21 years old. He shall be clothed, fed, taught a trade and given six months of schooling.

P. 218 WILLIAM J. SCOTT deputy clerk of this court presented a settlement he made with JONATHAN McPETERS adm. of the estate of FIELDING GRIFFITH dec’d and also of T. C. PETERS adm. of WESLEY PETERS dec’d , which was considered regular and ordered to be recorded on the books for that purpose.

April term

P. 219 It appearing to the court that ROBERT WHITE is a free Negro man without home or place of abode int county, declares that he shall enter into bond as required by law for his good behavior for 12 months. He and J. B. SCHOOLER enter into a $500 bond.

P. 223 An agreement between W. H. JONES, Chairman of the county and THOMAS HENDERSON for the control and custody of FREDERICK BENKE, a minor orphan, the age of 4 years until he arrives at the age of 21. HENDERSON is to give him 1 years schooling, plenty to eat and wearing apparel all the time, and at the end of the apprenticeship he is to give him a suit of clothing and $50 in cash.

P. 225 WILLIAM J. SCOTT Clerk of Circuit Court presented the following bills, certifed by the Judge and Att. General. State vs SARAH FREELS July term 1858 Charge: Violently taking possession of _______ belonging to W. J. SCOTT. She was found not guilty by jury at the Oct. Term 1858 cost= $9.24. The October term of Circuit Court for grand jury witnesses: Clerk, W. J. SCOTT $0.30. ISAAC, A. SNOW =$0.50 TOTAL $0.80.

P. 226 State vs JAMES W. BROWN July term 1854 for affray and was never arrested until September 7, 1858, tried by jury October term 1858 and acquitted. Cost = $23.67

P. 227 State vs WILIS Y. PRICE on the bail bond of E. R. DUNCAN, to answer the charge of affray, forfeiture was taken against him, but before it was made final the defendant deceased and the cause was abated. Cost= $6.35

P.228 State vs JESSE DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS AND WILLIAM DAVIS defendant were arrested and brought before a JP on charges of A&B on the body fo PAT??LEWALLEN. The prosecutor failed to appear to prosecute they were released. Cost= $3.60 State vs WILLIAM ADKINS Fined $25 for not appearing when summoned to court, but it was set aside and the county is to pay the cost. Cost=$3.35

P.229 State vs WASH NEAL affray July term 1858 tried at October term and acquitted by a jury. Cost = 10.87 State vs CHARLES ROTH Peace Warrant tried by JP bound over to Circuit Court, prosecutor failed to appear. Cost= $4.75

P. 232 LUMPKINS McKINNEY shall be released from $1.15 poll tax accessed against him for the year of 1858 and the sheriff shall have credit for the same.

May term

p. 235-236 JOHN WHITE, Corner of morgan County, made an inquest inthe death of JOHN P. DAVIS in said county. The inquest was held at JOHN STRINGFIELDS Mill on Emory? River April 12, 1859. The body of JOHN P. DAVIS lying dead, and the jurors upon their oaths do say that by accident he came to his death by drowning. Jury was: LARKIN B. SNOW, JAMES _____, WILLIAM DUPEE, JAMES M. McGILL, ISAAC BINGHAM, J. B. HATFIELD, WILLIAM BINGHAM, and F. MELHORN. I also report that I received _____ the estate of JOHN P. DAVIS which I have not taken to further action. Signed J. WHITE Corner.

P. 236 THOMAS H. DAVIS & CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm. Vs Heirs of HUGH H. DAVIS and RICHARD G. HUDSON their guardian. Offered for sale 4-30-1859, 200 acres including the sawmill, rescinded, no bid. Offered 170 acre tract lying on the Little Emory joining the land of ELIAS BUTLER and others rescinded, no bid. Also offered 50 acres adjoining the lands of HENRY CHILES and others rescinded, no bid, also offered 50 acres adjoining the lands of CHRISTIAN RUFFNER and others on the water of Little Emory and CHRISTIAN RUFFNER was the highest and best bidder at $20. Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1859.WILLIAM J. SCOTT.

P. 238 The court orders that the land of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d shall be put up for sale again.

June term

P. 239 State vs HIRAM KEY Bastardy. Came the defendant and says he can’t safely go trial in this case and ask for a continence of the same until next term of court. He makes a $250 bond with Abraham Cox as his security.

July term

P. 245 W. J. SCOTT Circuit Clerk presented the following bills of cost for Circuit court. State vs CHARLEY S. FRANCIS Profanity indicted Oct. Term 1858 tried Feb. Term 1859 by jury and acquitted. Cost=$10.55 State vs CHARLES WALLERDOFF?? 1857 nolled ?? Feb. 1859. Cost=$18.85

P. 246 State vs SAMUEL JONES A challenge to fight. July term 1858 tried Feb. Term 1859 and acquitted. Cost $12.47 State vs WILLIAM FAULS?? Disturbing the public worship Feb. 1859 Nob___?? Cost $6.70

P. 247 State vs DAVID C. WHITE disturbing the public worship. March term 1858 nol_____ Cost $11.91 State vs JOSEPH ETHERTON and PATSY LEWALLEN INDICTED FOR LEWDNESS. Could not be arrested at the Feb. Term 1859________ ___ being entered. Cost $9.63

P. 248 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTA DAVIS vs The Heirs if HUGH R. DAVIS. ON June 20, 1859 sold 200 acres including the sawmill to SAMUEL STONCHPHER, for $310.sold 170 acres lying on Little Emory to M. STEPHENS for $50, sold 50 acres on Little Emory to M. STEPHENS for $10. WILLIAM J. SCOTT.

P. 250 SAMUEL CHILES was paid $15 for service as a solicitor in the cause, and M. STEPHEN be allowed $16 for non-payment of taxes for the year 1858. State vs HIRAM KEY Bastardy. Comes the defendant and says he is guilty, he is the father of the Bastard male child delivered of the body of RACHAEL GREEN in the said county of Morgan. He must give bond for the maintenance of the child and pay the cost of this case. GARRETT HALL and JOHN WHITE are his securities.

August term

P.254 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTA DAVIS vs Heirs of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Funds are not sufficient to satisfy the demands against the estate. Those who have claim against the estate file with the County Court before December 1, 1859 and the monies of the estate shall be shared among the creditors. September term

P. 256 The death of ROBERT BUSH being prove to the satisfaction of the court it is ordered that JAMES B. JONES , JAMES O. LANGLEY and JAMES KELLY be appointed commissioners to lay off a years support to widow Rebecca and will take into consideration the ———- of the estate and condition and will report to next term of court. REBECCA the widow of ROBERT BUSH ask for an adm. to be appointed to the estate and JOHN WHITE assumed the position. October term

P. 259 JOHN WHITE returned an inventory of the estate of ROBERT BUSH and it is ordered spread upon the book of that purpose. The commissioners heretofore appointed to lay off a years support to REBECCA, wife of ROBERT BUSH having made their report, which being confirmed is ordered recorded.

P. 264 Apprenticeship of REUBEN LAYMANCE: An agreement of JOHN WHITE with J. J. JONES, Chairman of Morgan County for the custody and control of REUBEN LAYMANCE an orphan child the age of four year until he is 21. The child is to be given 2 years of schooling between the ages of 6 and 10 and 1 years schooling between the ages of 16 and 18, he is to have plenty to eat and wearing apparel all the time and at the end of the apprenticeship he us to be given two suits of clothing and $50 in cash . October 3 1859.

P. 265 Ordered by the court that JACOB HEADRICK be paid $1 for making the coffin of M. J. LAYMANCE, a deceased person of said county who was unable to pay for the same. November term

P.267 M. STEPHENS presented a deed of conveyance form SHADRACK STEPHENS of Morgan County to ___ D. STEPHENS of MO for 80 acres if land lying in the Jasper Co., MO. Lying on the south half of N. W. quarter section 25 in township 33 of range 29 and dated November 6, 1854. MARSHELL G. STEPHENS and JOHN L. KINGTON subscribing witnesses to the same after being sworn say they heard SHADRACK STEPHENS the bargainer acknowledge the execution of the same. It is ordered that the deed be certified.

P. 268 JOHN WHITE adm. of the estate of ROBERT BUSH dec’d this day returned an account of the sale of personal property of the said deceased. It is ordered to be recorded on the book for that purpose.



b 5-27-1835, d 9-27-1901
h/o Mary Jane Wright
d 8-13-1917 a, 66 yrs 11 months
Resided in  Burrville.
Parents of Barton Peters,
former Supt. of Schools for Morgan County.
Grandparents of John W. Peters
Great-grandparents of Jon R. Peters
Photo Courtesy of Jon R. Peters

Front row l to r   Zeigler, M.C. Bruner, Stout, G.T. Francisco, Tom West, Luther Clark, John Hicks,
unknown, A.C. Peters,and Jason Clark

Back Row l to r   T.V. Peters, unknown, Pete Atkinson, P.C. York, J.B. Peters, unknown, Reynolds, unknown,unknown,and unknown.

Photo courtesy of Mike McGrath


NOT a complete listing for births for 1925 – these were gleaned from the 1925 newspaper
Mr. & Mrs. Clellie Summers, Boy, William David, 1/7/1925
Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Greer, Boy
Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Hambright,, girl, 2/9/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Chitwood, girl, 2/14/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Gunter, girl, 2/1/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Chas Davidson, boy, 3/5/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Hall, ?, 3/8/1925
Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Garrett, son, 3/15/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Kelly, boy, 3/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs.. Walter Bardill, son, Wm. Rexford, 3/4/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Kelly, boy,  3/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Hawn, boy, 3/1925
Mr. & Mrs. John Weiford, girl, 4/11/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Slaughter, girl, 4/11/1925
Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Ford, girl, 4/1925
Mr. & Mrs., D.C. Bonifacius, girl, 5/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Wm Regan, son, Ralph, 5/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Robt. Potter, boy, 5/1924
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hawn, boy, 5/1924
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Seiller, Girl, 5/8/1925 in Louisville, Ky.
Mr. & Mrs. Thurman Alley, son, 5/22/1925  (Catoosa)
Mr. & Mrs. l.E. White, girl, (Gobey)
Mr. & Mrs. August Freytag, boy, 6/6/1925
Dr, & Mrs. A. Byrd, boy, Billy Joe, 7/27/1925
Mrs. Rosa Tidwell, boy, 7/15/1925
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Goddard, boy, Lee Roy, 7/16/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Peters, boy, (week of 8/6/1925)
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Potter, boy, Week of 8/13/1925)
Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Albertson, daughter, Eleanor Joyce, 8/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Langley, girl, Eunice Grey, 8/31/1925
Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Strunk, boy, 8/21/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Acie Paul, boy, 8/25/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Galloway, boy, 9/6/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Sexton, boy, 9/31/1925
Mr. & Mrs. John Holder, boy, (week of 9/10/1925)
Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Betram, girl, Elizabeth Ingatia, 9/4/1925
Esq. Pearson & Mrs. Pearson, son, 10/28/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Summer, boy, 105/1925
Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Bingham, 11 pd girl, 10/24/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Roddie Davis, boy
Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Trout, girl, 11/7/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Betram, girl, 10/12/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Sim Ruffner, 14 pd. boy, 11/4/1925, William Jennings
Mr. & Mrs. William Headrick, girl, 12/109/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Human, boy, 12/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Kaufman, boy, 12/4/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Huston Goldston, 7 pd girl, 12/1925


Mrs. Mary Kreis celebrated her 91st birthday on
Jan. 25, 1925.  She was born in Switzerland.
Uncle Jim Holder reported to be 79 years old in 1925
Mrs. George Berry celebrated her 82nd birthday on 1/17/1925
Peter Henry celebrated his 80th birthday in 1925
He was a Civil War Veteran.
Samuel Jones, Jr., celebrated his 14th birthday in March of 1925
Droa Freels celebrated her 40th birthday in March of 1925
Julia Brown celebrated her 63rd birthday on 4/19/1925
Mrs. Lizzie Fletcher celebrated her 78th birthday, 5/28/1925
Ralph Powell, the son of Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Powell
celebrated his 2nd birthday  7/1925

Frank Lowery to Covene McCoy
Frank Gardner to Susie Walls
Fred Human to Iris Goldberg
Clark Ballinger to Zama Wright
Bill Cooper to Flora Jones
Charles S. Brooks to Dessie Oxier
John Dunaway to Ella Crenshaw
Robert Stepp to Berta Cromwell
Harry L. Newberry to Stella Langley
Ephram McCann and Lora Webb
Luke Sexton and Mable Webb
Wm. Jump and Edith Chapman
Elbert Goad and Etta Brock
Mr. Butts and Robbie Ruffner
Charles Brooks and Dessie Oxier
Johnny Hines and Pearl Coppenger (3/8/1925)
Andy Griffith and Gladys Cromwell
(daughter of James H. Cromwell)
Albert Fritz and Winnie Duncan (3/12/1925)
Roy Nash and Edith Brown
Marriage Licenses listed, 4/17/1925
Roy Nash to Lena Brown
M.A. Fritts to Linnie Duncan
George Clay to Leila West
Andy Griffith to Gladys Cromwell
John Hines to Pearl Chapman
Hubert Duncan to Ester Rankin
W.H. Short to Cleola Thomas
May 1925
R. H. Ooten to Ernie Lehman
Bruce Griffith to Josie Lance
Dillard Chilton to Louise W. Heidel (m:5/3/1925)
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gus J. Heidel and
granddaughter of Anna Unger of Oakdale
son of Dillard C. Chilton
Bob Bedford to Ada B. Lyles
Bruce Griffith to Jocie Lance
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Lance &
son of Joel Griffith
Harold B. Judd and Eldredge Pack (m: 5/8/1925)
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Pack

June 1925
J. S. Ledford to Virgie Gouge
McKinney Smith to Rosa Collins
W. J. Galloway to Vida Easley, (m: 5/23/1925)
Irving Davis to Alice Bleach Hurtt
Floyd Henson to Magnolia Stewart
Reuben Cooper to Julia Landrith
Avery Bright to Sarah Campbell
Audrey E. Harrington and Thelma Parker
m: 6/21/1925,
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. S. Parker
Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Harrington
Houston Shannon and Ethel Huling (m: 7/5/1925)

July 1925
Marriage Licenses
Bernhard Colditz to Mayme E. Galloway
Henry C. Taylor to Elma Louise Qualls
Z.T. Robbins to Rosa Bagwell
Freeman Riddle to Lola Headrick, 7/1925
John Alley and Mrs. Zumstein, 7/1925
Virgin Brock and Rosa Headrick, 8/9/1925
Geroge ?? or Petros and Berlie Vandergriff
R. D. Huling and Gretchen Pemeterson, 12/27/1925

Mr. and Mrs. John Molyneau
celebrated a Golden Wedding Annniversay
February 15, 1925
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dunning
celebrated 35 years together,
April, 1925
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson H. Kellogg celebrated
their 50th Anniversary on
May 3, 1925
Mrs. Kellogg was formerly Miss May Clarke
Mr. & Mrs. B. T. Bernsted, 38th Anniversary, 7/25/1925
Mr. & Mrs. William Harry (Capt) Jack Neson, 25th Anniversary
Mr. & Mrs. Mart Jones, 50th Anniversary, 12/27/1925


JOHNSON ROBINSON, age 65, died, Jan.12, 1925, near Liberty. Survived
by widow and  5 children: Mrs. Ben Summers, Mrs. W. B. Crenshaw,
Mrs. Roger Jones, Mrs. Ernest Heidel and Dewey Robinson;
three brothers.  Interment in Liberty Cemetery.

MRS. JOEL SIMS, d 1/23/1925-killed by falling tree, leaves husband and 9 children

JULIA TONEY– B 3/1/1858, D, 2/7/1925
daughter of Julian Scott;  Survivors:  daughter: Mrs. C. H. Davis; sons: Julian, Irvin, Wilburn, Washington and Henderson.  Burial in Wartburg Cemetery

DAVE P. LAYMANCE, b 1/5/1897, d 1/29/1925

killed in timber woods, age 28 yrs, 24 days
leaves wife and 3 children, parents and 7 brothera
Liberty Cemetery

RICE BYRD, (no date show)

TOMMIE LEWALLYN, Elgin, died as a result of a train accident. (no date shown)

JOSIE COFFEY b, 3/13/14, 1916
BESSIE COFFEY, b 7/25/1907
both girls died, 1/4/1925
Sisters who drowned in a boating accident in the Emory river
children of Leonard and Eva Coffey
Grand-children of William and Nancy Coffey
CLARA MORTON ERVIN b-8/22/1849  at S. Salem, Ohio,
d 1/2/1925 in Arkansas
m: 7/23/1873 to W. A. Ervin
daughter of Joseph Morton, M.D. & Nary Morton
3 sons and 3 daughters

GUSTAVE FREDICH HAEDRICK – d, 1/12/1925, age 62 yrs, 6 mo. 22 days.
Surv: Mr. J. E. Ward, Ann Rosa, Lena,m Edward, John, Charles and Clarence.

LUCY MAE HEIDEL, 7 months, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Heidel, Wartburg Cemetery

MARTIN L. NORRIS , born, 5/19/1869, died, Feb. 21, 1925.
wife: Hannah Lecie Hensley (m: May 18,1890)
8 children, 7 grandchildren.
sister, Mrs. Pearl Potter, Sunbright

born April 8, 1846, died, Feb. 10, 1925, age 78 years, 10 months and 2 days.
married to S. D. Morris, Dec. 21, 1866, 8 children
2nd marriage, Louise Miller, 9 children, 43 grandchildren and a number of great-great grandchildren
Served in United States Army, August 1, 1863 to August 3, 1865.
‘Co. G.  Second Regt, Tn Vol.’, served in Bells Island, Va,
Florence, S.C. and Andersonville Ga. Confederate Prisons, 1 yr, 1 mo and 6 days.Funeral in Rugby Rd., M. E. Church, remains laid to rest in family cemetery there.

MRS. W. O. PETERS, 3/1925

INFANT SON OF Mr. & Mrs. H. O. Ramey, 18 months old

INFANT daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Anderson, – Adams Cemetery

HANS NELSON, born in Denmark Feb. 3, 1858,  died week of
March 6, 1925 in Clinton Co. Missouri.
Married, Mrs. E. B. Covely, Sept 3, 1891 in Livingston, Montana.
Six children: Christine Nelson, Driver, H. C. Nelson, V.W. Ne.son.
E.V. Nelson and C.W. Nelson and M. W. Nelson.
and six grandchildren. He was a blaacksmith and a farmer.

MRS. A. L. ROSS, d 3/27/1925
son: Rube Ross, daughter, Katherina, sister, Mrs. C. Morris

MARTHA MABEL WARD, b, 11/2/1914, d 3/28/1925, age 10 yrs, 4 mo – Mt. Hope Cemetery

EDWARD UNDERWOOD, b, 11/5/1849, d 4/4/1925
Husband of Marret Houston, 8 children and 9 gr-grandchildren
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

MRS. HALL, Oakdale, 4/8/1925

SON of Carl & Mollie Nelson,  of near Jamestown, d,  4/6/1925

JAMES C. PITTMAN, age 58 yrs, 8 days, d  4/13/1925
in Chicago, Ill.  wife, Sarah Ann Payne, 8 children and 17 gr-grandchildren

PEARL ANN ERNEST RYON, born, Feb. 1, 1892, died, April 21, 1925.
Married to Abner Ryon on Sept 19, 1909.
Ten children  burial -Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.

MARVIN BOYD ANDERSON, d, April 22, 1925, at age, 1 year, 1 month, and 18 days. son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Anderson
He was born March 4, 1924

NELSON KELLOGG d, 5/22/1925
native of PA, was 75 yrs old on 4/4/1925
and celebrated 50th Wedding Anniv on 5/2/1925
sons: Clark W & Donald daughters: Mrs. W. T. Walton, 5 grandchildren

EDITH LOVELACE, b 4/4/1903, Lancing
m: W. P. Lovelace
daughter, Mary Joe
parents: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Scott
Brother, R. M. Scott
Sister, Mrs. Junnie Thorn & Mrs. Fred Newberry

ROBERT BROWN,  d, May 2, 1925, Wartburg, Tn.,
age  27 yrs, 6 months and 29 days.
Youngest living child of Charles and Julia Brown.
b-Nov. 3, 1897, never married
burial, Wartburg Cemetery

ANNIE BERRY (born TILLEY), d, May 1, 1925, age, 82 years, 4 months and 18 days wife of George Berry, a Union Soldier in the Civil War.  (m: 1861)
Born in Glaster, England
Lived in Nashville, moved to Rugby in 1882.
Funeral held at Episcopal Church, Rugby
Mrs. Berry had 4 sons and one daughter, Beatrice, who is the only
living child, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

MRS. ELMER THOMPSON, d 6/11/1925 at Knoxville, Tn.
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Peters leaves husband and 2 children
Mt. Vernon Cemetery


GLENA EDNA HAAG, 11 months & 7 days, d June 13, 1925
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas Haag
Wartburg Cemetery

burial Old Snow Cemetery

infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wilson of Coalfield

son of Mr. & Mrs. C. D., Freytag

JULIAN BROWN, age 23 yrs. d, 7/1925, Columbia S.C.
son, Metzger, daughter, Gloria,  mother, Mrs. W. A. Sigman
brothers: A.E., A. P., L.S., and O.T. Brown
sisters: Mrs. W. A. Sigman, Mrs. M. W. Willis, Mrs. C. R. Campbell

J. E. JONES, 7/1925

JOHN FREYTAG, 7/11/1925

INF. SON, Mr. & MRs. T. C. Young, Kingston, Burial in Nydeck Cemetery (no date)

b 5/24/1924, d, 7/22/1925, 1 years, 1 month and 28 days old
daughter of Sewell  and Doshey Nelson

HAZEL HUMAN, age 8 years, d, 8/1925, typhoid fever

d., 9/4/1925 1st woman licensed to preach by Methodist Church in state of Kentucky.  Fell dead at the pulpit during revival services

MRS. TILDA KAUFMAN, died at Knoxville

PRESTON MC CARTT, age 53, died in Alix, Ark.
son of Missouri McCartt
Leaves mother and 3 brothers

REV. BENJ. BENSTED, 11/1/1925, born in England
leaves widow and daughters, Miss Dolly Bensted and Mrs. Dulcie Hines
son, John Burial at Rugby

MARTIN REDMAN, 11/17/1925, of pneumonia
leaves widow and 4 small children

ORLANDO VESPIE, Nov. 1925, age 6 years
son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Vespie

DORA CRUMBLE, (CROMWELL)  Oakdale, d,  Nov. 5, 1925, Age 10 years old.. daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Will Crumble,  (ed note-CROMWELL)
Burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Mrs. James Webb, buried at Elizabeth on Nov. 8, 1925

daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Irel Patterson, of Akron, Ohio
burial at Union

Editor of Harriman Record

daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Van Norstran
granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Henry

This is the only listings found in the 1925 papers for Divorce.  Court was held on
Wednesday February 25, 1925 with Judge W. H. Buttram on the bench,
Jesse L. Rogers, Attorney General,  Ray Human acting clerk.

Rosa Roe granted a divorce from Burney Roe
Juanita Ferguson granted a divorce from C.G. Ferguson
Mima Roberts granted a divorce from John C. Roberts
Cordia Davis granted a divorce from D.C. Davis
Bonnie Ooten granted a divorce from Wes Ooten, with alimony
Minnie Wheeler vs. L.D. Wheeler, dismissed
Holly Olmstead, vs Wm Olmsted, dismissed
Laura Howard vs John Howard, dismissed
W. I. Stallings vs Sadie Stallings, settled as to property, no divorce

JAMES PETERS – 1798 – 1874

JAMES PETERS  was born Aug. 25, 1798, in Anderson County, East Tenn. and  died at his home in Morgan County, Tenn.,  Feb. 8, 1874.  He was a son of Tobias Peters, a local preacher at whose house many of the pioneer preachers of Methodism lodged and preached.

He was happily married in his twenty-fourth year to Rachel McCart, by whom was born to him six sons and seven daughters- all of whom lived to be grown and became members of the Methodist Church.  Two of his sons are traveling preachers—the writer of the Louisville, Ky., Conference, and Adam Clark Peters of the Holston Conference of the M. E. church.  Three of his nephews are Methodist Ministers in Missouri— one, the Rev. T.M. Cobb, is stationed at Lexington, Missouri, the other two are local, one is a delegate elect to the ensuing General Conference.  These are sons of his sister Polly Cobb.  I mention these facts to show how Methodistic the family is.  I know of but one of all my father’s relatives who is not a Methodist.

He was a man of very deep piety; he was an exhorter and class leader for more than fifty years, and was one of the most able men in prayer I have ever heard.  He kept up family prayer from the time he became a house-keeper till his death.  His house was a preaching place for thirty years.  He had fed thousands of worshipers.  As a husband he filled the divine law; as a father he was faithful and king; as a Christian he believed God and walked uprightly.  He was a man of very fine natural mind, and while his education was limited he was a delightful reader and read much.

A short time before he died he called the writer’s name many times and that of his youngest son–he wished much to see his preacher sons, before he died.  He was fond of poetry and music; and just before he died he repeated distinctly these lines:
” Bright scenes of Glory strike my sense,
And all my passions capture;
Eternal beauties ‘round me shine,
Infusing warmest rapture.
I dive in oceans, deep and full,
That swell in waves of Glory;
I feel my Savior in my soul,
And groan to tell my story.”

He leaves his beloved Rachel waiting by the shore.  She is looking for the angels.  Farewell Father.  I thank God for giving me such a father.    We shall meet again.

 News Clips – 1919

The press will be thankful for items for this department, either by telephone, mail or in person.  Telephone No. 24.

Mr. T. WEIDEMAN expects to leave for Hot Springs, Ark., after the fair to take the baths there.

Edison MELTON has been discharged from the Army and has returned home.

Married:  Walter THORNTON and Dora BARDILL, Feb 28, 1919

Mail contractor, M. M. GOAD has his “Tin Lizzie” out of commission and Arlow RYON is carrying the mail.

Marriage Licenses issued

Week of March 7, 1919
Luther Wheeler to Fanny Belle Hickman
James Massengale to Corda Price
Fred Lehman to Lena McGuffey
Walter Thornton to Malinda Stringfield

Week of March 21, 1919
Fred Headrick to Emma Langley
John G. Fletcher and Ella Frogge were married March 8, 1919

Week of March 26
James Bunch to Nancy Daughtery
Lawrence Howard to Bell Hawn
Daniel Choates to Amanda Griffin

Week of April 18, 1919
John Lester to Bertha Holloway

Week of April 19, 1919
Edward H. Jackson to Edith Hudson
Charles Monday to Versie Reynolds
Hansford Brewer top Dora Armes
Samuel Armes to Bertha Shields

Week of May 23, 1919
James McKeethan to Mattie Grant
Arthur Barnett to Ocie Ooten
Tom Hardie Stringer to Albertie Willis

Week of May 31, 1919
John Phillips to Clara Griffith
Oliver K. Shannon to Ida May Davidson
J. M. Lambrith to Maxie Ried
Vannie Henry to Mandie Hawn

* * * WEDDING * * *
And it came to pass in the reign of Woodrow the First, that Oliver of the tribe of Shannon of the Village of Sunbright said unto his mother, ‘I pray thee allow me to go the village of Burrville and choose a wife among the
daughters of the tribe of Davidson.’   And his mother said, ‘My son, as thy heart desires and as thy soul longeth, go and choose a daughter of the tribe of Davidson, and may the Lord be with thee.’And it came to pass that Oliver rose up and came to the house of William of the tribe of Davidson, and said, ‘I pray thee let me take to myself
Ida, of you household to wife.  And William replied, ‘as thy soul longeth so be it unto thee.’  And it came to pass that they were married and lived happy ever after.  [Morgan County Press dated June 6, 1919]
Marriage Licenses  July 1919
Arthur Martin to Edith Jester
Hobart McCartt to Mary Ethel Hall
Luther Edmond to Laura Jestes
M. V. Jackson to Phenia N. Galloway

Week of July 12, 1919
Will C. Liles to Lizzie Hudson
Carl Blankenship to Eula Kesterson
Luther Hall to Amanda Melton
one listed as “don’t publish”

Week of July 25, 1919

Floyd Cole to Ruth Murry
Charles Barger to Rosa Owens
Week of August 1, 1919
Horation Shaver to Myrtle Owens

Week of August 8, 1919

William H. Shoemaker to Cynthia Dahuff, (Married Aug. 7, 1919)
Luther Barnes to Kate Johnson
Joseph Cooper to Mary L. Honeycutt
Arthur Sampsel to Mary Jackson

Week of August 15, 1919
Chas. E. Trew to Elsie Phillips

Week of August 22, 1919
Fred Ehme to Flora Carler

Emerich OOLAH who has been working in Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly of the flu last week in that city. His wife and children left Saturday to attend the funeral.

Geo. OLSON, a first class private in the U. S. Army is home on a furlough from France, proudly wearing two gold chevrons, indicating 12 months of over seas service.

SITTING EGGS, from purebred S. C. Rhode Island Reds, $1.25 per sitting of 15.  N. Jacks, Lancing, Rt. 1.

Sheriff  SCOTT handed in several booze fighters, Friday.  Our sheriff is trying to do his duty.
Mr. HAMBY of Glen Mary, who is Deputy United States Marshal brought in an old copper tank  Friday, which had been used for making Wild Cat whiskey.. Mr Hamby has destroyed five stills in the past two weeks.  Most of these stills which he destroyed were located in Scott County.  From the signs there seems to be a splendid chance to destroy several stills in Morgan County.  We are hoping  that Mr. Hamby will locate in Morgan County.
Thorwald STRAND has purchased lots from Mrs. Fred PHILLIPS, on which he is building a fine residence.

Mack GUFFEY has moved over to the Geo. HOWARD farm.
It is reported that Sgt. Alvin C. York, the hero of the World War is to be married, June 7, 1919, at the picnic to be given in his honor at the Old Camp Ground.  Gov. A. H. Roberts will officiate.


Royal Flour  $1.40 per bag
Pink Beans 9 ½ ¢ per lb 
One lot mixed beans 7 ¢ per lb
Granulated Sugar 10½ ¢ per lb
Extra Evaporated Peaches 14 ¢ per lb. 
Best Burning Oil 15 ¢ per gal


Cordell Hull of Dayton, Ohio, was calling on Miss Charlotte Morton.

Most all the farmers are done planting corn here
Mrs. G. M. York and daughter, Edith were in Rockwood last week.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dunkleburg of Rugby Road visited here Sunday.

Misses Mae Blair of Allardt and Rebecca Galloway  of Sunbright visited Mr. J. C. Hicks last week.


Mrs. S. N. Hutcherson and little daughter, Lena, of Oakdale were the guests of her Parents, Mr. & Mrs. James McCartt, Sunday.

Mrs. James England of this place was called to Lancing Friday morning by the very serious illness of her husband, who was clerking in the store for Mr. A. P. Brown.  They took him to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Knoxville.
Work on the pike between Sunbright and Deer Lodge is moving along nicely.

Mr. Ruben Hurtt of Huffman Switch is moving into Mr. B. H. Humans house back of the Grist mill.

Jesse Davis is improving after a long sick spell of Typhoid fever.

The funeral of  Eli Mays  wife was preached at the same time of the Memorial Day services at Prospect.

W. A. Cooper made this office a call Saturday.

J. S. Smith celebrated is 77 anniversary last Sunday. Guests were Dr. & Mrs. Easley, Rev. T. V. Peters of Harriman, and Mr. & Mrs. Nitzschke.

Mr. & Mrs. H. V. Easley went to Athens, Tn., last Sunday to see their daughter Violet,  receive her high school diploma.

Ben Jacks of Cincinnati, spent a few days with home folks.

Mr. Claud Goldston and Henry Taylor of Oakdale and Arlo Ryon of Deer Lodge were calling on the Galloway sisters, Catherine, Lillie and Charlene on Sunday.

Mr. Hurshul Peters has returned from France “Looking Good”.

Miss Margaret Morgan and Geo. F. Galloway were the dinner guests of Mr. & Mrs. O. K. Shannon.



Born to Mr. & Mrs. Joe Freels on March 17th, a fine boy.

Mrs. Martha Lindsay died at her home, Tuesday night, March 15.  She leaves her husband and ten children to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in Mill Creek Cemetery.

Sept. 19, 1919
When the Knoxville mob broke down the jail doors it released one prisoner against his will.  He was due to serve eighteen days, and didn’t want to get in trouble by leaving, but the mob told him to get out or they would kill him.  He got out!
Shoe manufacturers say the price will not go higher but 1920 should see a decline.  A fine feat!!

More Marriage Licenses issued

Week of September 5, 1919

Felix Melton to Nellie Jestes
Bert Shoat to Nellie Hayden
Walter Best to Vada Adams
Week of September 12, 1919
Nathan Robbins to Myrtle Neeley
Joe Sexton to Lillie Smith
Chas. Poston to Sarah Wilson
Chas. Daniel to Julia Dunn

Week of September 20, 1919
Jopnes Davis to Flora Dyer
C. B. Hawn to Maggie M. Davis
Earl Freels to Nellie Langley
Wm. A. Coffman to Oma A. Watson

Week of October 3, 1919
Lee Walker to Marie Fletcher
Lee Morgan to Ida Taylor
Wesley Brannon to Charlene Barns

Week of October 10, 1919
Alex Smith to Mary Byrd
Carl Gunter to Amy Garrett
Floid T. Wheeler to Francis M. Bradley
Robt. Roddy to Grace Jack

Week of November 14, 1919
Willie R. McDaniel to Bessie Summer

Week of December 4, 1919
A very quiet and simple wedding took place on December 4th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John Owen.
Miss Nina Owen and Mr. Oliver Galloway were united in marriage by Rev. John Peters.

Week of December 12, 1919
Miss Anna Heidle & Mr. Walter Bardill were married at the Lutheran Church. Attendants were Misses, Marie Heidle & Edith Bardill, Otto Schubert and Ed Heidle. Mr. Bardill has recently returned from oversear where he served in the 3rd division.

Walter J. Bardill to Anna H. Heidle
Rupert W. McCurley to Ollie F. Cecil
Miss Adkins and Munsom Heover got married last Sunday.
Week of December 13, 1919
Mr. Asmer Kenneth Johnson of Sunbright, and Miss Geneva Batson Crumley of Covington, Ky., were married December 13, 1919 at the home of the bride in Ky.
The Y. W. C. A. assisted 3,600 war brides in coming to the United States from Europe, and, as is known, only one of these brides went back. The war brides stuck! Their husbands, while on duty in France, offered them a home in America, whenever they got back, and we feel sure that most all of them will make good wives. It takes some grit and love to make a wife leave her own native land for a strange county she has never seen, and only knows through her visiting husband

Six German Helmets will be assigned to Morgan County to be distributed as premiums as follows:
One Helmet to the man selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the woman selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the man selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the lady selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the boy selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the girl selling the greatest nuimber of Liberty Bonds.
Should the same party sell both the greatest number of Bonds and the largest number of dollars worth, the second Helmet will be awared to the party selling the second greatest number.
* * * * * *


Jesse Brewster – Rainbow Division  
Phillip Hall  
Dot Bird  
Theodore Basler  
Lawrence Joyner  
Jack Ramsey  
Arthur Duncan  
Roy Morgan  
Sgt. Walter Kries – 82nd Div  
Ed. C. Peters  
Roy Morgan  
Lt. Lester Davis  
Pvt. Hydle Brown  
Jones Davis  
Walter Human  
Joe Mosier  
Kenneth Johnson  
Henry Dundeberry  
Corp Asmer K. Johnson  
Clyde Neil 
Heidel Brown  
Harrison McCann  
Will Cromwell  
Hill Byrd – Old Hickory Div.  
Carl Kreis – 30th Div.  
Joe Summer – 30th Div.  
Carson Brown – Old Hickory Div.  
James McKeethan – Engineering Corp.  
Casper Norman  
Ernest Erickson- Old Hickory Div.  
Vernon Parrott – 30th Div.  
Oscar Human  
Walter E. Human  
Wilburn Hall  
Mark Hambright  
Everet Jones  
Carl Trew  
Dudley Holloway  
Harvey Bullard  
Fred Bullard 

Issued the week ending Sept 13, 1919

Charley McKinney to Lena Jordan
Mart Balinger to Delphia Kesterson
A. S. Terrel to Edith Clark

Recorded in the Register’s office for the week ending Sept 13th, 1919.

R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley 1 lot 10th district $65.
R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley, lots in Oakdale, $500.
J. C. Alley and wife to Mr. I. N. Williams, lots in Oakdale, $500.
L. Risedan and J. W. Hall to Mrs. I. N., Williams, 2 lots, 10th district, $200.

The ‘Pie Supper” for the benefit of the Library on Saturday night was a most enjoyable occasion. $59.75 was received for the Library case and books.

The shipment of books expected for over a week has arrived at Mr. Holder’s.

Chapel Tuesday was had under the management of the 7th grade. Friday the 6th grade will have charge.

SEPT. 23, 24, 25, AND 26, 1919.


October 31, 1919   The first week after losing our chief compositor our paper was a failure; last week we got a left-handed paper; next week we expect to get a cross-eyed paper, and the next a one-legged paper and the next a one ‘hand’ paper.  If you are not already a subscriber, you had better subscribe and keep up with all these startling things.  Only $1.00 a year.  It is worth more than that.

 Lea & Sirean Neil of Banner Springs are the proud parents of a bouncing nine pound baby boy.  He is  the name sake for his grandparents, William Neil and Shade Beatty. (May 23, 1919)

Rev & Mrs. Gamble of Sunbright are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter. (July 1919)

John E. Williams of Wheat, Tn., has bought a new Ford Car and is enjoying himself riding.  (July 1919)

Peter Strand of Deer Lodge, left for more fertile fields in the carpenter line, over in “Old Virginia.”

Chas H. Cromwell, who moved to Allart some months ago, is now moving back to Burrville. (April 1919)

John Owen and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Banner Springs.  (April 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Galloway formerly of Oakdale, are moving back to Sunbright. (March 21, 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Beaty of near Banner Springs, lost their darling little baby Thrusday morning. (Dec, 5, 1919)


Brasel & Sons have placed in my hands for collection, their mercantile accounts.  All persons owing said firm, please call and settle and save cost.   T. A. Morris, Attorney

I wish to announce to my friends and customers that I am now in the mercantile business again. A list of a few of the things I have to offer:

Men’s Khaki pants $1.25 – better grade $2.00
Dress Shirts  90 cents
Pure Lard 35 cents
Hams  42 cents 
Dry Salt Extract 35 cents


To the Republicans of Morgan County
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff, subject to the Republican Primary to be held  December 20, 1919. If elected, I shall endeavor to discharge the office in a business like manner and to perform my duty according to law and be governed by the processes that are put in my hands to the best of my ability.
I was born and raised in Morgan County and have always supported the Republican Party.  I am a poor man and need the office, and having made the race two years ago and was defeated, I feel now that I am entitled to the office this time.
W. M. Holder

News Clippings – 1918

MARRIAGE LICENSES  – Issued week ending March 9, 1918

A. H. Portwood to Minnie Wood
J. D. Jones to Carrie Harrl
Hugh Carr to Ethel Presswood
Chas. Hown to Louvrnia Sims
Harry Hammonds to Cassie Sexton
Maynard Bishop to Ruth Hartley
Elbert Goad to Laura Innis
Issued week of March 16, 1918

Ervin H. Byrd to Lottie Nelson
Walter I Hays to Bertha A. York


of our dear mother, Louise Schubert, who died, March 8th, 1915. Sadly missed by her husband and children.

DEATH OF JOHN H. McPETERS – After an illness of a few days, John. H. McPeters died at his home on Flat Fork. He was the son of Mr. Jas McPeters and a member of the Junior Order American Mechanics, under the auspices of which order he was buried Monday afternoon at the Flat Fork burrying ground.  He leaves a wife surviving him.   (Week of March 22, 1918)

SUDDEN DEATH OF CHAS BROWN – On last Saturday morning, the death angel, the invisible rider of the ‘pale horse’, came into the home of one of our citizens and took away the family’s head, in the person of Chas. Brown,
an old and respected citizen of the county.  He was suddenly stricken down, and after ceasing from the daily labor in which he engaged on Saturday morning, March 16th, he only lived about one hour.  Mr. Brown was born in Lammershein Rhine Baiern Bavaris, Germany at the Castle of the Count of Oberndorf, on Sept 28, 1847. He was the third of nine children born tp the marriage of Henry Edward and Maria Josephine (Fricker) Brown.  They  left
the old country Aug. 1, 1850 and arrived at Wartburg Oct 3rd of the same year. Mr. Brown was early left an orphan.  He married Julia Garrett .  There are four sons and four daughters surviving;  Mr. O.H. Brown of Knoxville, W. O. Brown of Petros, Ed. L. Brown and Robt Brown of Wartburg; Miss Josie Brown of Knoxville, Mrs. Ida Hughes of Tazewell, Mrs. Willie Byrd and Miss May Brown of Wartburg,  and his widow, Julia Garrett Brown, all of whom were present at his funeral which was conducted at the Presbyterian Church house Monday Morning at 10 o’clock. His brother, Mr. Edward Brown of Tazewell was also present.  There was a large concourse consisting of several hundred people in attendance at the services which was conducted by Rev. Charles Taylor of Oakdale.  The burial was in the Wartburg Cemetery. (Week of March 22, 1918)

March 1918

Little Rex Henry, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Henry has been very sick for the last few days.

There is one case of small pox in Wartburg, Mr. E. M. Williams is the unfortunate person surffering with contagion,
however, the Health authorities with the acquiescence of Mr. Williams family, have taken the precaution by the
adoption of proper quarantine regulations so that others of the town, if possible, shall not be afflicted.

A large number of friends met with well filled baskets and gave Mrs. T. V. Peters a hearty surprise on her return from La.  It being her birthday, March 1st.

Mr. Carson Brown of Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.C., has been spending a few days with home folks.

Mr. Will Shick from Sterns, Ky., was in our town Thursday.

The Ladies Aid met at the Hall Thursday and quilted two quilts.

Born to Mr. and  Mrs. J. A. Love of Mossy Grove, on last Sunday a Son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kreis on last Saturday, a girl.

Mr. C. C. Blake of Pine Orchard, Rockwood, Rt. 3, has recently traded his stallion for a well brd, fine blooded, jack.

Miss Minnie Adsmond is home after a trip to Knoxville and Chattanooga.  She has accepted the position
of Canning Demonstrator for Union County, Tennessee.

Newton Brewster, who is stationed at Camp Sevier, S.C., is at home on a 10 day furlough.


Sheriff Byrd was here one day last week talking to the boys and it seems that he made them believe that he is the fellow for Sheriff again, as he received 17 out of 21 votes cast.

Eugene Brown has moved from Burrville to the farm where Andy McKinney was living.

Elmer Davis, A C S fireman, is spending a few days with R. W. Davis, enjoying a case of measles.

Our S.S. was reorganized Sunday by electing John York, supt., Mr. J. G. Peters, asst. supt., Miss Nola York
secy., other the teachers selected are, Mr. J. B., York, Mrs. J.H. A. Lewallen, Mrs. J. D. Young, and Mr. J. G. Peters.

On last Saturday evening, two young fellows, supposedly from Oneida, held up Paul Daniels and Levi Bass not far from seventeen tunnel and took twenty dollars off of them. They also held up Elbert Goad and he ran and they shot at him inflicting a slight wound in his shoulder.  This practice of stealing and robbing in this country should be looked after and a stop put to it.

Last Friday, while working on a trussel below seventeen tunnel, Mr. Henry Holliday, a brakeman on one of the dirt trains, fell from his train, falling a distance of forty or forty-five feet, receiving a serious injury to one of his ankles.

Mr. Will Sexton is very sick at this writing.

Aunt Lucretia Jones, who has the misfortune to fall and cripple herself, is slowly improving.


M.M. Foad and Alex Qualls have taken the contract to rock the Rome Church Road from Summit Park to forks of Frankfort Road.

Thorwald Strand has joined Earl Phillips in Pittsburg, allured by high wages.

Dr. Leonard Ostrowski, the oldest pioneer among the Polish settlers, passed away last Thursday after a few days illness with heart trouble.  He moved here from Chicago some 13 years ago and made it his home ever since. Father Sullivan said High Mass over the remains Sunday and he was laid to rest in the Deer Lodge Cemetery. (Week of March 22, 1918)

Charlie Zellar, a promising young man of 16 years, died Monday at the residence of his parents near the Pilot Mt. road , of acute Brights disease.  He was buried at the Deer Lodge Cemetery.

Charlie Phillips is home nursing a bad cold contracted on the Western Union line at tunnel 20.

APRIL, 1918

JOSEPH MARTIN BRANAM, age 68 yrs,of Coalfield, died here at the home of his son-in-law, R. B. Whalen on April 5th, of cardia renal disease.  He leaves a wife, one son, two sisters, and five daughters.  The body was sent to Harriman, Sunday morning on No. 1.  The funeral services were conducted by Rec. Wyrick of Harriman.  Interment was made in the Willard Cemetery.


We regret to learn of the death on Tuesday morning of this week, of Mrs. Wm. Howard of Sunbright. Mrs. Howard was about 80 years of age and the widow of the late William Howard who preceded her on life’s journey near two years ago.She leaves surviving her,  a number of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Week of April 12, 1918)


Mr. John Davis, formerly of Oakdale, has moved onto the farm which he recently purchased from Ruscoe Human.

All business here is being run by the new time and its hoped by many that we will never go back to the old time.

Mr. Fred Jacks left Tuesday for Stearns, Ky., where he has accepted work.

Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Whalen went to Harriman Sunday where they attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Whalen’s father, Mr. Joseph Martin Branham.

Mrs. Oscar Stonecipher has returned home after an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Pat Pearson of Oakdale.


MAY 1918 

MARRIAGES LICENSES  — Week of May 24, 1918

T. A. Hood to Stella Maden
Decatur Davis to Cordia Pittman


KILLED BY LIGHTNING  – At the end of the O & W Ry, west of Oneida in Scott Co, at or near a place called Gernt, it is reported that eight men sought shelter from a severe thunder and rain storm under a large oak
tree, and while there the tree was struck by the lighting, killing two instantly and injuring the others, one of whom was reported to in  a dying condition, their names are not learned.

JUNE 1918 

H. F. Byrd of the National Army, stationed at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., is spending a few days in Wartburg and vicinity on furlough visiting home folks.

Mrs. Will Brown, of Elgin, came down last Sunday to bid good by to her brother, Arthur Duncan who left with the contingent of selected men for Camp Gordon Tuesday.

Mrs. Geo Shick has returned home after visiting her son Edward Shicks at Stearns, Ky.

Mr. E. J. Patching and family of Oakdale motored through and spent the day last Sunday week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Patching.

Mrs. R. G. Jacks is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett at Frankfort this week.

The roller is in our town and work has begun on our road. (Burrville) It is hoped that we will soon have good roads.

Corp. Luther N. Garrett of the Narional Army stationed at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. is spending a few days at home on furlough.

J. B. Powell attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Kindrick at Rockwood last week, and on his return was accompanied by Mrs. Rue Hagard and Miss Ruth Blake, sisters of Mrs. Powell.

Ed Mehlhorn of the National Army, stationed at Camp Sevier, was in Wartburg Sunday visiting homefolks.

Private Everett Garrett is now seeing service “somewhere in France” while Lincoln Adams is supposedto be on the way “over there”.

Lt. Dorscheid is now at Ft. Oglethorp, Ga. in active commission.

Everett Jones who is in the U.S. Navy located on Fishers Island, N.Y., is at home on a ten day furlough.

Week of June 21, 1918 

Wednesday of this week was registration day for the young  men coming 21 years of age since June 5th of last year and a large number registered who resided in all parts of the County, and we hope to publish a complete list later.

LIST OF MEN MOBILIZED  – Week of June 24,-29, 1918

Elmer Davis Glen Mary
J. Arthur Duncan Wartburg 
James P. Minor Petros
Jesse C. Quinn Lancing
George Ray Oliver Springs
Weldie Langford Glades
Willie C. Adsmond Deer Lodge 
Arnett H. Boone Petros
Weldie Ruffner Coalfield
Emmett Ooten Deer Lodge 
Otis Underwood  Sunbright
Carl H. Davie Oakdale
Charles A. Morris Oliver Springs 
Edward B. Turpin Oakdale
Albert McCartt  Lancing 
Charles W.Phillips Oakdale 
John H. Ebble Deer Lodge 
Dock G. Howard  Lancing 
Howard Armes Deer Lodge
Arlow Ryons Deer Lodge
Irl J. McCormick Sunbright
Abe L. Howard  Lancing 
Tom C. Hardy Oakdale 
E. H. Freytag Wartburg
James M. Cross Harriman

Of the above men, James P. Minor, Charles W. Phillips and Albert McCartt were called as alternates.


The young men whose names were published in our last week’s issue, (except Ernest Freytag and Jesse C. Quinn) left on Tuesday of this week for Camp Gordon, Ga.  There were 23 in number. Ernest Freytag and Jesse C. Quinn who were in the selects published, were selected for special training and will be sent later together with Ray C. Quinn of Knoxville.

JULY 1918

Mrs. T. O. Juve, widow of the late Rev. T. O.. Juve, died at her home North-west of Wartburg on Tuesday, June 18th.  She leaves surviving her, six children, three sons and three daughters. Funeral services were held on Thursday of this week and she was burried in the Wartburg Cemetery.

Mr. James Purvis, whose toe was amputated last week, is progressing nicely, and his many  friends hope shortly to see him out.

Big preparations are being made by the Red Cross Society and kindred committees for the big patriotic celebrations on July 4th.

S. T. Kimbell accompanied Judge W. Z. Stricklin over to Knoxville Thursday, where the Bales bankruptcy case was on hearing.

The High School Board met in Wartburg Monday and among other business transacted, employed a Mr. Ellis of New Market as Principal, Mrs. Nancy (Turman) Quinn as Music Teacher and Miss Cora Hornsby as teacher of domestic science and Home Economics in the Central High School for the coming fall and winter term.

Arlow Ryojn, Charlie Phillips and Bill Adsmond received their Army call.


AUGUST 1918 
Mrs. Ben Kreis of Oakdale is reported to have received a message that her son Henry Kreis had been seriously wounded in action in France.  This is the third Morgan County boy to be wounded since the war began.  Sergt. Hagood, a former Oakdale boy, and Geo Dagley of Petros being the other two.

Week of August 16, 1918 
Those  that attended the Normal at Wartburg last week were, Mrs. A. C. Peters, Lonnie Gunter and Miss Mertie Goggins and Rev. T. V. Peters.


Washington, Aug 14——Registration on Saturday, August 24, of all youths who have reached the age of 21 since the second registration last June, was ordered today by Provost Marshall General Crowder under a proclamation by President Wilson.  About 150,000 young men will register.  The purpose is to add quickly to the almost exhausted class one to meet army draft calls in September.


One day last week a U.S. Deputy Rev. Collector assisted by W. A. Human, Constable of Sunbright, made a raid on a wild cat still just about two miles to the east of Sunbright, while theuy found and destroyded some of its accessories, including about 1 1/2 bbls of malt, furnace, etc, no arrests were made in connection with the raiding.

The Wartburg Chapter of the Red Cross met Monday at 2 p.m. at the Court house and among other matters, considered the preparing of 20 comfort kits to present the boys with, who will leave here Friday of this week, for Camp Gordon, Ga.
Mrs. Henry Freytag and daughter, Lillie May of Chattanooga were visiting in Wartburg last week.

Mr. & Mrs. Chas Hughes of Danville, Ky., spent a few days last week with the latters parents, Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Galloway.


Issued week of Sept 7th, 1918
James Broglin to Lillie Ray
Hugh Carr to Ethel Presswood
Clide Anderson to Menerva Silcox

Issued week of   Sept 14, 1918

Ira Bryant to Gertrude Dotson
Walter Preswood to Malinda O??ey

Issued week of September 28th, 1918

Gardner Richards to Zena Goddard
Leroy Skeens to Florence Human
Alvis Cadle to Julia Chapman

Another  Morgan County boy, Herbert Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Garrett, Lancing, Rt. 1, according to a message received by his parents, has been seriously wounded in action in France, This makes the third soldier from our county that we have heard of being the in the casualty list.

O.K. Johnson, Sam McCoy and Willie Walker, left Friday for Camp Wadsworth, S.C.

G. M. York dismissed his school last Monday and hiked himself down to the Co, Capital where he took upon himself the solemn and binding oath of a J.P.  If any young lady can find her a man to tie to her, proceed with him to the Squires where the knot will be tied at once.

John T. Stephens of the U. S. Navy came home last Sunday on Furlough.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Crouch, on the 13th, a Big Boy.

Roscoe Anderson is spending a few days at Dayton Ohio before being called to service.

It is reported that Arthur Greer is very sick with typhoid fever.

Week of September 13, 1918
The following young men were selected and entrained last Friday for Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg S. C.  Citizens of Wartburg generously furnished cars for their transportation to Lancing:

Granville M. Hall
Charles Swicegood
Joe Sexton
Wm. H. Butler
Chas Olmstead
Horatio H. Shaver
Oscar Stephens
Thorwald Taylor
John H. McCartt
Elbert Goad
Everett Langley
Gilbert W. Hall
Walter Jestes
Roy H. Hall
James M McCoy
Leland T. Lavender
Floyd N. Shaddows
Geo. I Hall
Sam B. McCoy
Wm. H. Walker
Floyd A. VanGundy
Henry E. Meltohn
O Keneth Johnson
David H. Wilson



Week ending Nov 2nd, 1918

Clarence Strutton to Agnes Williams
James Fagan Jr., to Carrie Book
J. B. Duncan to Lizzie Black

Week ending November 9th 1918
Frances Rucker, Col to Alberta Chatton, Col
Jay McCartt ot Nellie Robbins

MARRIED  at the residence of the bride, four miles south of Wartburg on Sunday, Nov. 3, 1918, at 10 a m
Mrs. Lizzie Black and James B. Duncan. Squire I. J. Humamn preformed the ceremony. Mrs. Black is the widow of the late Carl Black and daughter of the late JWF Lehman, a prosperous farmer of this county. Mr. Duncan is well known by our people, having been a resident of this county all his life.

Mrs. Ross H. Williams went to Camp Sheridan, Montgomery Ala, Monday of this week to visit her husband who in camp at that place.

Our school is still closed an account of the flu in our community, but soon hope to see it open.

Mr. & Mrs. Arlow Nitzschke of Danville, Ky., spent a few days visiting his parents Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Nitzschke.

Miss Grace Kennedy of Rockwood attended the funeral of her brother Harry last Thursday.


The body of Harry Kennedy who died in the Hospital at Lexington, Ky with influenza followed by pneumonia, was shipped to Burrvlle for burial, Oct. 31st.

On October 22, at 3:20 P M, Mrs. Louvina Bowmamn died at her home in Oakdale, after an illness from influenza.  She was burried in Wartburg Cemetery on the 23rd.  She leaves surviving her, her mother, Mrs. D. W. Cooper, two daughtes, Jesse Lee Hall and Mary Baldwin Starkey, and four brothers Dr. Jno L.., James, Joe B, and Dave W., Jr., and her husband John Bowman.  Mrs. Bowman formerly resided in Wartburg and was well known here.  She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Cooper.

A telegram has been received by Mrs. W. D. Jones of this place, that her son, Private Oscar Williams, was killed in action on Sept 28th.  This makes the second Morgan County bouy to make the supreme sacrifice in the present world war. Young Williams enlisted about one year ago and went overseas not long thereafter. He was only eighteen years of age and was the oldest son of Mrs. Jones

TWO MORE MORGAN COUNTY BOYS ON CASUALTY LIST – On last Friday appeared the name of John H. Carson, Oliver Springs, killed in action and on Saturday the name of Lee Martin, Coalfield, wounded, degree undetermined.  Both Morgan County boys, Carson, the first named who has made the supreme sacrifice left Morgan County, Sept., 1917 in a contingent of drafted men of about 65 in number.



January, 1917

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams are the proud parents of a fine baby girl which came to their home Sunday morning week

Ross Williams came in Sunday Morning from Island Ford for a couple days rest.

W. M. Shannon and Miss Lilie Duncan were married Wednesday afternoon at the residence of John A. Jones.

February, 1917

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Phillips were blessed with a nice baby girl for their Christmas Present.

John Holland blew into town a few days since, enroute to his headquarters at Banner Springs.

Dr. T. W. Nash married Conrad Nelson and Bessie Human Saturday at Sunbright. May all your troubles be little ones, Conrad!

Mr. & Mrs. Thorwald Strand started on an overland trip to Harriman Monday, but became stuck in the mud beyond Liberty Church and returned home sadder, but a good deal wiser.

Wartburg experienced four of the coldest days in the history of the oldest inhabitant. It culminated Sunday in a regular North Dakota blizzard and snowstorm.

One of the most destructive fires which has visited Sunbright for many years, occured last Friday evening.
The fire is supposed to have been caused by a defective flue.  The hotel was valued at some six thousand
dollars and was insured for $3,500.  The furniture loss was about $4,000, on which there was $2,000
insurance we were informed.  The second building burned was owned by Russ Freels and
was occupied by Mr. Saufley. The loss was complete as there was no insurance.

Mrs. John Estes, wife of Richard Estes, died at home in Coalfield on Monday morning of last week.

Many of the friends of Mrs. Geo Babcock, of Burrville,  met at her home with well filled
baskets and gave her a birthday surprise on February 10th.

Send us the price of a year’s subscription.  We need the money.

March, 1917 
We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown, our sympathy in the death of their son, Harry.
We knew him as one of the natures noble young men.

Mr. Ben Jacks returned home Friday from Ludlow, Ky.

Measles and whooping cough is raging through our town.

The Misses Phenice and Eva Galloway gave a Valentine Party at their home on Feb. 14.
All present enjoyed the evening to the limit.  At a late hour refreshments were served.

Charles Davis and family of Roane County have moved to Coalfield and
occupy the Davis property on the creek.

Look to your potatoes and see if they are frozen.
Mr. Roy C. Craven of Kingsport, and Miss Edna Pearl Morris of Wartburg,
were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon of last week, February 7th.
The ceremony was preformed in the parlors of the Hotel Bristol.  The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Adolphus Kistler.
Mrs. Craven was the youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Morris
and was one of the most popular young ladies of Wartburg’s younger set
The Press adds  congratulations.
John Wilson of Stephens and Miss Mamie Jarnagin of Coalfield,
were married Sunday February 4th.

April, 1917 

Walter Adkisson has embroidered the western edge of his place with a multiform fence.

The new telephone line is stretching its slow and weary length from Oliver Springs to Coalfield.

Bruno Schubert has for sale one 2 h pr Waterloo Gasoline Engine,
second hand, will be sold cheap.  Price, $25.
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Scott, who have been living near Indianapolis, Ind.,
returned last week and are in Wartburg visiting friends and relatives.
Rev. J. S. Clark celebrated his seventy-sixth birthday, March 25 at his home in Lancing.
On Monday evening, Olive, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. I .J. Human,
was given a party in honor of her birthday.
Whose duty is it to see that the Court House yard is cleaned up?  It is high time something was done to it.
Get together everybody  and have a town clean up week before court convenes on April 9.

The young men are taking refuge from patriotism by marrying, as they understand that
single men will hustled to the front first.  So, on last Sunday, a number of weddings
were reported.  Coalfield comes forward with two:
Frank Fink and Blaine Coker:
and, William Bryant and Alice Langley.
Also Oliver Campbell of Oliver Springs, and Ethel Brummitt of Coalfield

Marriage Licenses Issued for the Month of April, 1917

Charles Pearson to Sebba Pearson
David Smith to Rachael Cooper
William Bryant to Alice Langley
Rudolph Ruppee to Bertie O. Presswood
Herwan Frogge to Myrtle Smith
Ruben E. West to Myrtle Jones

William Ford to Nessie Llels? or Liels?
Earl Rayder to Icy V. Keathley
Virgil H. Neeley to Hattie Lewallen
Will Adkins to Anna Bransteter
Thomas Jordan to Ethel Hawn

May, 1917 

Andy Langford’s new mill has followed the State of Tennessee and gone ‘bone dry,”
necessitating the closing down of the mill and  giving his men an opportunity of making something to eat.

Col. John Moser of Jefferson City, with the aid of M. M. Goad, has picked up a car of cattle and hogs.

Mr. Pearl Huiskins and Ms. Ethel Simpson of Oakdale were married Sunday Evening at the home of W. Z. Strickland.

Lottie Wilson and H. M. Taylor were united in the Holy Bonds of Wedlock by the Rev. I. C. Whaley
at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Verdie Jones.

The Marriage of Virgil Neeley and Hallie Lewallen was quietly soleminzed on April 26, by Esq. J. D. Young at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewallen. The groom is the son of B. J. Neeley of Glen Mary.
IMPORTANT MASS MEETING   There will be a Mass Meeting and Food Preparedness Conference on SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 1917 at the Court House, Wartburg at l:00 p.m. Every farmer, business man and citizen is iinvited to be present Come and bring your neighbors.
Will be open for the accomodation of patients and guests.

Director – Dr. C. C. Quale of Chicago

June, 1917 

Miss Ethel Robbins of Oakdale is visiting her sister, Mr. N. D. Byrd.

There will be an Ice Cream Supper Saturday Evening on the Masonic Lawn for the benefit of Mr. Decatur Davis.
Mr. Davis is not able to work and he has 4 or 5 children.

The whooping cough is raging in this section.

Little Annie Mike & Johnny Szymbroski, while out cattle hunting last week, got lost in the woods, being out all night and finding their way to Lancing where word was sent to their parents.


July,  1917 

Little Lester England, son of Mrs. Bessie England, is very sick at present.  It is feared he has typhoid.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Kennedy of Burrville, on the 17th, a big boy.

James Scott is low with typhoid fever.

Rev. T. V. Peters and Prof A. Peters were called to Knoxville to the bedside of their mother, Mrs. M. J. Peters who was very sick.

Oscar Stonecipher and Miss Nora Wilson were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon about 2:00 o’clock.
Esquire Joyner performed the ceremony.

Married July 22, Mr. Carson and Miss Artie Fairchild.  We wish the young couple much happiness.
Marriage Licenses Issued during the month of July, 1917
John R. Neathery to Sephia O. Cooper
Oscar Stonecipher to Nora Wilson
William H. Walker and Delia Buel
Loda Loyd to Gertrude H. Hamby
Charles White to Zollie Cook
Wesley Dowlan to Carrie McAllister
Carson Brown to Artie Fairchilds
A. J. Lankford to Clara Dixon
Herbert Fairchilds to Pearl Freels
Oron Huntger and Edith Hyde
John Bradshaw to Sarah Bray
Alex Walls to Mamie McGlothin
J.G. Mines to Elizabeth Johnson
Edward Young to Josie Freels

August 1917 

The typhoid patients, Mr. Peter Donohue and Masters  Ira Brown , Lester England and Ben Cooper are all improving nicely under the treatment of Dr. Jones.

Mrs. F. A. Bacher of Chatt., who together with her husband and children,
are spending the summerwith Mr. Bates near Annadale.

Russell Freels will begin work on his new dwelling  just across the street from the Johnston Store in a few days.

A pie supper was given at the school house near Union Church last Saturday night. Sheriff Byrd was the fortunate winner of a nice cake for being the ugliest man present. The boys all bid like they had just had a pay day.  We wish to compliment the young ladies on being such good cooks.   $51.00 was raised.

Joe Summer, a nephew of our Circuit Court Clerk, Charles W. Summer, went to Harriman a few days since and joined Co. C., 2nd Tenn and is now enjoying a soldiers life.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Kennedy of Burrville on the 17th, a big boy.

Mr. Walter Patching of Oakdale spent a few hours with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gee Patching Sunday.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Knight on August 1st, an heir.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Wilson, the seventh boy.

Torvale Strand is wearing a size larger hat occasioned by the arrival  of a son and heir Tuesday Morning.

Florence Gunter of Lancing is sick with fever.

Wesley Greer is sick with typhoid.

103 men were called for service by Morgan County Local Board on Aug., 27, 28, and 29.

Mr. A. J. Cromwell of Port Arthur Texas has been in Morgan County for 3 or 4 weeks. He has been in Texas for six or seven years.

September 1917

Born to Rev. and Mrs. S. E. Taylor on Sept. 20th, a fine boy.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. H. England on Sept. 17, a fine boy.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh K. Jones, another Democrat, born Sept. 16th.

The whooping cough scrouge of this community has subsided.

Lincoln Adams of  Deer Lodge celebrated his being drafted into the Army by stealing away and marrying Miss Perkins of Knoxville.  A charming young lady, who is the daughter of Frank Perkins.

Esq. H. H. Pittman and Mrs. Betty England were married last Saturday night. Judge Wm. Bullard officiating.

Robert Morgan and Miss Icy Patterson were married at the home of William Potter on Flat Fork Saturday evening by Esq. P. W. Holder.

The home of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Ferguson was the scene of a wedding on September 6th. Friends and relatives assembled in the parlor when Mrs. Fergusons brother, Mr. Harvey Bullard, entered from the sitting room with Miss Ruth Goldston on his arm. Mr. Bullard is the son of Judge Wm. Bullard of Sunbright.  The bride is the daughter
of Mrs. L. Goldston of near Oakdale.


I will, on October 4, 1917, in front of the J. J. Johnson Store at Oakdale, at one O’Clock, offer for sale and to the highest bidder, for sale and to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, one pair of Mules and Harness wagon and chain, known as the BOLES MULES. Nice clean trim mules in good shape Come and see them.

Jno H. Bingham

Jack Frost done considerable nipping last week.

Carl Schubert’s present address is
Carl Schubert, Co K,
103 Machine Gun Battalion,
Camp Sevier,  Greenville, S. C.

Edward F. Garrett, Lincoln Adams, Lindsay Hall, all of  Deer Lodge, have joined the Colors. Deer Lodge feels assured they will carry the flag with honor.

Henry McClure and wife of Knoxville, formerly of Coalfield, came out Saturday and sold their home to Albert Ruffner.

Martin Galloway and Adra Howard were married at Deer Lodge Sunday afternoon by Dr. Nash.

Mr. F. Stezewski and Mrs. Falda were married last week.  Mr. Stezewski has
three children by his former wife who died some two months ago.

Mr. Dwight Davis and Miss Jennie Morris were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, on October 14.

Mrs. Ben Scott and Peter Strand of Deer Lodge were united in marriage Saturday.  Dr. Nash officiating.


 Community Fair

Saturday, October 27, 1917 – Burrville, Tenn. – Be sure and attend it!

November, 1917

Douglas Needham, Charlie Bales, Chas. Hurst and Culman Ennis, have all joined the Morgan County Colony already at Flint, Michigan  where big wages are said to prevail.

Mrs. Chess Laymance is still very ill.

There are about fifteen new wells going down in the Glenmary Field.

Sam Davis, who had the grading around three sides of the court house, finished last Saturday.

T. C. Cooper and Gran Davis favored Wartburg with a visit one day last week.

The girls of our school are going to make paper candles for the soldiers to use in the trenches.

Last Friday afternoon the farm residence of Wm. Stutten, about a mile southeast of town was totally destroyed by fire with nearly all household effects.

December 1917
Charles Olmstead went over to Crossville and sold his fine team of Mules for the U. S. Army purposes for 450.

Wartburg in the past week has experienced a taste of genuine Dakota weather.

Miss Doreen Sargeant of Deer Lodge has gone to Chattanooga to take a course in stenography at the business college.

The party who took the parcel from the smoker on Train No. 6 is known and will save trouble by returning it.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Takac have purchased the Summit Park Hotel property through agency of Kimbell Land Co.This passes he last holdings of Capt.  J. W. Miller, who settled the place some 30 odd years ago.

Mr. Henry J. Kreis, while trying to catch his mule Wednesday, had the misfortune of having a rib broken by being kicked by his mule.

Ruben A. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davis and Ernest R. Williams,son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Williams,
have passed a most creditable examination and have been ordered to Camp Taylor near Louisville, Ky.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. T. Crouch on Nov. 15th, a fine big boy.

William Cromwell of U. S. Training camp; at Chickamauga Park, spent a few days with his father, Chas. Cromwell at Burrville.

Miss Mattie Jones and Ernest Freytag were wed at the home of L. E. Davis. The ceremony was preformed by Squire Langley.

William Stonecipher and Amy Wilson were united in wedlock by Rec. D. H. Taylor.

Lost on train No. 6, Oct. 28, a dark green broadcloth skirt wrapped in newspaper. Finder return to “Alley and Hedrick’s  Store in Deermont and receive reward.

Six men were drafted and ordered to report at Wartburg on Sept. 4th, not later than 4 p.m..  They will leave for Camp at Atlanta on Sept. 5th.
They are:
Headerson F. Byrd,
Ramsey Daughtery,
Leonard Lyons,
Dock A. England,
William A. Gillis
John A. Voils.

September 7, 1917
Lincoln Adams of Deer Lodge, celebrated his being drafted into the Army by stealing away and marrying Miss Perkins of Knoxville, a charming young lady who is the daughter of Frank Perkins.

Week of December 14, 1917

On Saturday the following boys left Morgan County for Camp Gordon to do their duty as Uncle Sam’s soldiers:

G. A. Ruppee
J. Davis
J. W. Jacks
E. Rogers
E. J. McKeethan
Henry Kreis
Blair Akins
O. Basler
V. Neeley
M. C. Brown
H. S. Freels
S. Larcy

T. A. Morris
I.J Human
John A. Jomnes
W. Z. Stricklin
H. W. Summer
L. Risen
D. W. Byrge
W. Y. Boswell
N. L. Duncan
J. L. Cox
H. P Alley
W. A. Langley
S. B. BertramR. Jones
Wm. Bullard


Burn Cecil, a veteran of the Spanish-American war is deeply interested in organizing  a Co.  to repulse the Germanic forces, and will sacrifice his money, his time, and his life in this patriotic cause if necessary.  He says this county is facing one of the most gigantic crisis it has faced since the Civil War and if our young manhood don’t rally to the flag, and stand like a  ‘Stonewall Jackson’, our country will go down in defeat and our flag will trail in the dust.  (Week of December 14, 1917)


The December term of the Criminal and Law Court Convened Monday morning with Judge Hick on the Branch.  Attorney General, W. H. Buttram was in attendance.  Chas W. Summer, Circuit Court Clerk was at his desk and had all matters of his office ready for the court.  The following gentlemen were call as Grand and Trial Juries.


W. H. McCartt, Foreman
J. L. Hackworth
W. R. Nelson
Chas Powell
P. R. Estes
W. W. Fairchild
Joe Holloway
Thos. Brewster
J. A.Fagan
W. W. Duncan
John W. Owen
Ben Brooks
Lee McGlothin
James B. Duncan, Officer


Charley Moore
Alf Collins
Ernest Heidle
Clenice Hamby
Millard Albertson
Walter Powell
Mart Stewart
R. T. Estes
J. K. Duncan
J. E. McGuffey
W. W. Peters
S. S. Powell
John L. Scott, Officer
The State vs Albert McCartt. nollied on cost
The State vs R. H. McGill, nollie on cost.
The State vs Harvey Jestes, submission fine fifty dollars and cost
The State vs J. D. Pemberton et al continued
The State vs Ed Duncan, guilty.

Frank Schubert has just opened up his general store on “B” Street, and is selling his goods cheaper that the cheapest, and is still crying out with a loud voice for more customers.


Wm. S. Adsmond died at his home on Spring Street,  Deer Lodge, on Feb 18, 1917. He was born March 26, 1834 in Norway and came to this country in 1813.  He enlisted in the first Illinois regiment and served three years and seven months and fought in many noted battles. After the war he married to Miss Mary C. Katterson.  By this union eight children were born, six of whom and the mother survive him to mourn his loss.  In 1892 he came to Tennessee where he has resided until his death.  Mr. Adsmond died in full triumph of the faith.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. W. Nash at the M. C. Church and the remains laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery.
(Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)

 ARMES, ALFORD   Alford Armes, an old and experienced miner, got killed in the Fodderstack Coal mines at this place last Saturday about 11 o’clock Nov. 24, 1917 by falling slate.  His remains was taken to New River for interment Sunday.  He leaves a wife and many children of tender age to mourn his loss. (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 14, 1917)

BALLINGER,  DR. JOHN, Dr. John Ballinger died on the 20th and was buried on the 21st.  Rev. W. L. Davis conducted the funeral services.  Interment was in M. C. Church Cemetery by the side of his Mother.  (Morgan County Press dated July 7, 1917)

BOWMER, WILLIAM , William Bowmer of Deer Lodge, a lifelong and esteemed resident of Morgan County, died at that place on Friday, July 27, in the 69th year of his age.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. G. U. Howard of Wartburg, and four sons, Baalam and John Bowmer of Va., and Buster and D. Bowmer of Deer Lodge and may relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  His remains were placed to rest in Deer Lodge Cemetery,  Dr. Nash conducting the funeral services.   (Morgan County Press dated  August 3, 1917.)

BREEDLOVE,  RUFUS Rufus Breedlove, who has been sick with rheumatism for several years died Tuesday evening and will be buried today at Liberty Church. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)

BROWN, F. M. We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown our sympathy in the death of their son Harry. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917) 

CLARK INFANT, The infant daughter of Rev. & Mrs. S. B. Clark died at their home in Athens, November 3, 1917.  Rev. Clark arrived Sunday evening for burial in Burrville Cemetery.  (Morgan County Press dated November 16, 1917)

CHRISTMAS, W.W.  Mrs. J. D. Young was at Harriman last week attending the funeral of her father, Mr. W. W. Christmas. (Morgan County Press dated December 21, 1917)

 DELIUS,  MARGARET T., Margaret T. Delius, widow of the late Charles H. Delius, long a noted and respected citizen of Morgan County, died at the home of her son, R. D. Delius near Knoxville, July 28, 1971.  Her remains were brought here by her two sons, R. D. and H. M. Delius, and were buried in the the German Cemetery by the side of her beloved deceased husband.  The Delius family are well known by most everybody here, having lived here many years. Mrs. Delius was about 81 years old.  (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)

DORSCHEID, MRS. M, .  Mrs. M. Dorscheid passed away Monday morning after an illness of several weeks.  She was a lady of estimable qualities and her  death was a shock to her many friends who will mourn her loss.  She leaves her husband, one son, Dr. E. Dorscheid of Oakdale and two daughters, Mrs. Hausen of Deer Lodge and Mrs. Bogart of Iowa to mourn her loss.  She was laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rev. Demetrio officiating. (Morgan County Press, dated March 1, 1917)

GALLOWAY, MAR,  Mrs. Mary Galloway died at the home of her son, Sam H. Galloway, November 22, 1917, at the age of 90.  She leaves five sons and two daughters to mourn her loss.  (Morgan County Press dated December 7, 1917)

JOHNSON, ERNEST R.  Ernest R. Johnson, who was on the battleship Rhode Island, son of Mr. J. T. Johnson and the late Mrs. Johnson of Burrville, was drowned Monday Morning, July 2, 1917 at Yorktown, Va.  His body was recovered Monday, July 9, but on account of it being in the water so long could not be properly embalmed for shipment.  Interment was made in the National Cemetery at Portsmouth, Va, with full Military honors.  Mr. Johnson was 22 years old and unmarried.  He had served three years and six months in the U. S. Navy.  He attained the greatest honor that can be said of any man when his captain said in the letter to his father, ” Your son died doing his duty in time of war, on picket duty protecting the fleet.” He is survived by his father, J. T. Johnson of Burrville, two sisters, Mr. B. H. Storie of Chatt,  Miss Lillie Johnson and one brother, Bennett Johnson, both of Burrville.  (Morgan County Press dated July 20, 1917)

JOYNER INFANT  The 3 year old child of Charles Joyner died last Tuesday and was buried at Liberty.  (Morgan County Press dated October 26, 1917)

LANGLEY, JAMES,  James Langley aged 75 years, a prominent citizen and ex-federal soldier, died at his home in Petros on July 28, 1917.  Mr Langley was born in Virginia, but had lived most of his life in Morgan County and belonged to one of the pioneer families of this county.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and his remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Emerald  Lodge No 377 F & A M of which he was a member.  He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss.  (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)

MILLER, JAKE, Jake Miller, who lives just across the mountain from Petros on the head waters of New River, died suddenly Saturday nigh, Nov. 24, 1917, with a deadly stroke of paralysis.  His burrial will take place at Shiloahm, on New River  Monday.  (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 12, 1917)

PETERS,  REV. ADAM CLARK, Rev. Adam Clark Peters, commonly called Clark Peters, whose death at Burrville May 31, 1917, has already been announced, ws a preacher in the M. E. Church during most of his life.  He was a circuit rider.  His first work after joining  the conference in 1879 was on the Crossville Circuit which included a large territory round and about.  The first year there were 110 conversions on his work and he received $110 compensation.  It was thru his efforst that a splendid church building was erected at Burrville several years ago and the large building of the A. B. Wright Institute at Burrville stands as a monument of his energy and industry in traveling and scuring contributations to assist in the erection of the same.  (An excerpt-Morgan County Press dated June 21, 1917.

PETERS, MRS. M. J. Mrs. M. J. Peters died at her home near Burrville, August 13, 1917.  She leaves two daughters and six sons to mourn her loss.  Her remains were laid to rest in Burrville Cemetery. Prof. W. A. Peters of Lousiana arrived here Tuesday, too late to attend the funeral of his mother., Mr. M. J. Peters. (Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)

QUINN, C. A. , There was a large attendance at the funeral of C. A. Quinn at Lancing Wednesday.   (Morgan County Press dated Feb. 2, 1917)


RUFFNER Child, The 10 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Ruffner of Rockbridge died Saturday night after an illness of only 2 or 3 days. (Morgan County Press dated April 20, 1917)

SCOTT,  B. J.,  Deer Lodge lost an old settler in the person of  B. J. SCOTT, who died very suddenly of heart failure, Sunday morning near Catoosa where he had been employed for over a year as blacksmith.  He was the son of C. C. Scott and was born and raised near Deer Lodge, as were his parents before him.  His Grandfather being Julian Scott, one of the earliest residents of Morgan County.  Mr. Scott was 56 years old and one of the Charter Members of IOOF Lodge in Deer Lodge.  He was laid to rest under the auspicies of the Order Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church.  He leaves besides a wife and five children, a number of brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely end. (Morgan County Press dated September 7, 1917)

SCOTT, W. R. , W. R. Scott, 45, son of Z. T. Scott was fatally injured April 13, 1917 by falling from a building.  The deceased was buried at the old HALL grave yard on White Oak.  Funeral services was held by Rev. John Webb assisted by Revs. W. L. Davis and H. McCartt.  (Morgan County Press dated April 26, 1917) 


STEWART,  W. A.  W. A. Stewart, died August 16 at Blue Jacket, Oklahoma.  His remains were brought to Burrville and placed to rest in Burrville Cemetery. (Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)

STRICKLIN, W. Z.,  W. Z.  Stricklin was called to Waynesboro Tuesday on account of the death of his brother who was shot from ambush and killed on the street of Waynesboro Monday night.  (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)









Absalom Barton Peters (1871-1923) Veteran of the Philippine American War 1899-1902
AB Peters

     In 1898 when President McKinley called for volunteers to defend their country against Spain, A.B. Peters was one of the first to  enlist.

    Capt. John W. Staples came to Burrville in May, 1898 and Prof. Peters with several other boys readily gave their names to help Staples make up his company.  It was some time later, fearing that Staples would not he able to make up the required number for his company, he with five or six other boys learning that there was a recruiting officer for the First Tennessee Regiment at Nashville, went to Nashville and enlisted in the 1st Tennessee Regiment. 

They were immediately sent to San Francisco, where the regiment was held in training.  His regiment was sent to the Philippine Islands late in the year of 1898 where it remained until the summer of 1899.  He enlisted as a Private but was promoted corporal.  After about 21 months in the army he was honorably discharged at San Francisco,
Nov. 23, 1899.  He was a good soldier.  One of his comrades said that he never heard him speak an unkind word and that his character was above question.

Absalom Peters was the grandson of  Rev. A.B. Wright for whom the Wright Institute in Burrville was named for. A.B. Peters taught at the Wright Institute as well as schools in Petros and Deer Lodge. In 1917  he was elected  superintendent of Morgan County schools, he served until his death in 1923.  A.B. Peters died 15 days before his 52nd birthday; his health had been compromised by the malaria he contracted in the Philippines.

The picture was furnished by Jon Peters, grandson of A.B. Peters. A.B. Peters is my 2nd cousin, once removed. [Dave Davidson]