b: 1810 S.C.
d: February 28, 1891, Wartburg, Tn
Burial: Liberty Cemetery

ELLEN STONECIPHERb: September 25, 1808, Wilkes Co. N.C.d: April 20, 1889, Wartburg, TnBurial: Liberty CemeteryDaughter of:Samuel StonecipherWife of: Wilson Summers– – – – -Courtesy Sammie Ruth McPeters

1861 –  EXCERPTS 

January Term 1861P. 371 It is ordered by the court that WILLIAM R. JACKSON be released of $119.22 insolrences? and double tax and county tax $19.46 and state tax $29.86 and that the clerk certify the same, it is ordered by the court that WILLIAM R. JACKSON be released of $10.50 county tax and $4.90 state tax on account of certificate of overseer of roads.

P. 374 On application of W. H. JONES it is ordered by the court that RUFUS JONES be released form working on public roads. On application of BARBARY HALL widow of DAVID HALL dec’d, the order that M. STEPHENS, WILLIAM CURD and M.D. F. BUTLER be appointed to lay off dower is recinded and it is futher ordered by the court that M. STEPHENS, WILLIAM CURD and AMOS TAYLOR be appointed to lay off a years support for the said widow HALL and that a copy of this order be issued.

It is ordered by the court that E. LAUNDERS?? Be allowed $36.50 for holding court and furnishing wood and that the clerk certify the same from April to January.

P. 375 The tax for the year of 1861
$0.25 per hundered dollar of land.
$0.85 each poll $15 Marchant license
$25 license for grocery
$50 circus and menagay shows
$5 other shows
$5 race tracks.

P. 376 Ordered by the court that THOMAS H. DAVIS chairman of the County Court be allowed $150 for his services for a year.

Feburary Term 1861

P. 378 Ordered by the court that C. S. FRANCIS adm. of the estate of JACOB KRESE be allowed until the next term of court to make an inventory of said estate.

March Term 1861

P. 378 BARBARY HALLS dower was 1/3 of lands owned by DAVID HALL dec’d. It contained 160 acres, the dwelling house, out houses and orchards. This is the report to the County Court at the March term 1861. Fees M.D.F. BUTLER $5.55, WILLIAM CURD $1 , M. STEPHENS $1.

April Term 1861

P. 381 Ordered by the court that a claim issued to JOSEPH ALLY for $3 his services as a juror which claim was issued and been misplaced served at the July term 1856.

It is ordered by the court I. STINECIPHER and J. M. MELTON be appointed (crossed out) be authorized to move the road so it runs on the line between said MELTON and STEPHENS ford and the heirs of ROBERT BUSH dec’d and that the overseer receive the same when put in as a good _____ as the old road..


Jurors in the case of the State vs. HENRY JOHNSTON, WM. GODDARD, J. B. SCHOOLER, SIMON HURST, WM. CURD, PRESTON McCART all were paid $3 each.

P. 382 R.O. TAYLOR tended his resignation as constable of the said county 2nd district which is recorded. AMOS TAYLOR Esq. Returns his report in the case of the State vs J. T. CROSS and HENRY W. NELSON, judgement 3rd November 1860 for fine $2 each.

J. STONECIPHER trustee of Morgan Co., TN tends his bond for school funds for the year 1861. Bond was $5000.

P. 383 Ordered by the court that the road from Wartburg to Whites Mill and the road from Wartburg to Widow Scotts be combined and be the same road and ROBERT HENDERSON be appointed overseer.

Ordered by the court that the registor be required to have register books M, F, and E bound.

Ordered by the court that E. LAVENDER be allowed $68.80 ______ service and summons for jurors for 1860.

It is ordered by the court that NANCY COLE, that was at a former term of this court was declared a pauper is reversed and JOHN ALEXANDER be allowed $11 for keeping her during her time as a pauper and that the same be certified.

L. D. HOWARD made bond($4000) as constable of the 7th district of morgan County, NEEDY PRINCE and G. B. CARDEN securities.

The book ends here and begins again in January 1874.



STONECIPHER, R.B. “BOOTS” – age 92 of Lake City, left to be with the Lord, Monday, May 19, 2008, surrounded by family and friends at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born March 19, 1916 in Morgan County, TN to the late William Martin and Sarah Bell Stonecipher. Boots was a member at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, TN. He was also a member of the Crystal Lodge #616 F&AM and was proud to serve his country in World War II. Boots is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leonard “Fatty” Stonecipher. Survivors: wife of 52 years Gladys Day Stonecipher; brother, Glendean Stonecipher; daughters, Donna Stonecipher Mylott & husband Calvin, Tammy Orick, Tabitha Stonecipher Jerolmack & husband Ian; son, Terry Stonecipher; granddaughters, Tesha Thornell Papik & husband Jimmy, Tasia Orick; great grandchildren, Jimmy “Bootsy”, Jesse & Jadon Papik; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, TN. Funeral service: 8:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Clear Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Papik and Rev. Don Martin officiating. Interment: 11:00 AM Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the: Clear Branch Baptist Church Building Fund 1030 New Clear Branch Road P.O. Box 490 Lake City, TN 37769. Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.
Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on 5/21/2008.
[Submitted info: Ralph Buford Stonecipher (Boots) was born in Petros, Morgan County..son of William Martin Stonecipher and Sarah Bell….he lived most of his life though in Anderson county.he was our oldest living Stonecipher family member from the Morgan county branch.. he died as a result of a car accident]
Betty Jo Weaver 
daughter of James A. Weaver and Mary Cordelia Stonecipher. 
Mary Cordelia d/o Vardeman and Emily Stonecipher

daughter of James A. Weaver and Mary Cordelia Stonecipher…

Hazel Langley 
d/o Welda Ernest Langley and Nancy Ethel Stonecipher. 
Married Samuel Fletcher Sweet. Nancy Ethel Stonecipher d/o Vardeman Stonecipher and Emily Wilson.

Wedding photo of Mary Elizabeth Howe,
d/o of James Woolridge Howe and Myrtle Nell Stonecipher. 
Myrtle was the daughter of Joseph Marion Stonecipher and Sarah Haskins; 
Joseph s/o Vardeman and Emily Wilson Stonecipher.

Lawrence Russell Langley 
s/o Welda Ernest Langley and Nancy Ethel Stonecipher.



The children of Vardman Luther Stonecipher and Emily Wilson:
Hubert Charles Stonecipher
Vada Myrtle Stonecipher
Nathanial Jackson Stonecipher
Mary Cordelia Stonecipher
William Martin Stonecipher
Nancy Ethel Stonecipher
Joseph Marion Stonecipher

left to right:
Back row:  Ernest Langley with wife Ethel Stonecipher in front of him
Joseph Stonecipher with wife Sarah “Sally” Haskins in front of him
Vada Stonecipher with Charles Henderson in front of her
Nath Stonecipher with Tressie Patrick in front of her
Hubert Stonecipher 
Mary Stonecipher with James Weaver beside her
Bill Stonecipher in back behind Mary and James Weaver
The Stonecipher Family
*The children of Vardman Luther Stonecipher and Emily Wilson (who is also in the photo).
It appears to be taken at Uncle Nate’s house during a reunion.  .
From left to right are: William Martin; Ethel, Perry Walker, Vada, Nathaniel Jackson, Emily Wilson Stonecipher, Samuel Walter, Joseph Marion, Charles Hubert and Mary.     Photo not dated* * * * * 
From left to right:
William Martin Stonecipher b. 1/20/1886, Petros, Morgan County; d. 8/29/1969; Briceville, Anderson County; md. Sarah Bell; bd. Leach Cemetery, Anderson County

Nancy Ethel Stonecipher b. 4/27/1892; d. 8/27/1975, Harriman, Roane County; md. Welda Ernest Langley

Perry Walker Stonecipher b. 11/19/1882, Petros, Morgan County; d. 1/28/1948, Egan, Morgan County; md. Bess Chadwick; Rachel Rainwater; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Vada Stonecipher b. 3/25/1889; md. Charles Hubert Henderson

Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher b. 3/26/1894; d. 12/26/1967, Petros, Morgan County; md. Tressie Patrick; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Emily Wilson Stonecipher b. 6/5/1860; d. 11/27/1934; d/o Charles Wilson and Abanatha Farmer Williams; w/o Vardman Luther Stonecipher; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Samuel Walter Stonecipher b. 1/31/1887, Petros, Morgan County; d. 9/24/1937, Briceville, Anderson County, TN; md. Theresa Anislee Kesterson; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Joseph Marion Stonecipher b. 8/25/1881, Petros, Morgan County, d. 9/16/1966, LaFollette, Campbell County; md. Sarah Haskins; bd. Woodlawn Cemetery, Campbell County

Charles Hubert Stonecipher b. 1/27/1896; d. 9/20/1966; Lake City, Anderson County; md. Lucy McElhaney 
Mary Stonecipher b. 3/16/1898; d. 5/8/1961; md. James Arthur Weaver


 d/o Charles Wilson and Abanatha Farmer; 
md. Vardman Luther Stonecipher



d/o Emsley Jeffers Kesterson and Nancy Elizabeth Taylor; 
md. Samuel Walter Stonecipher.
Stonecipher reunion used to be held at the old Stonecipher homestead.  This was taken in 1964.  At the far left is my grandmother Vivian Stonecipher Jarmon, I believe Corene Vowell Stonecipher is next to her, Tressie Patrick Stonecipher (wife of Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher), Patsy Sue Jarmon, with her son Joe seated at the table, I don’t recognize the next elderly woman and lastly Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher standing at far right.



Vardman Luther Stonecipher
 s/o Martin Luther Stonecipher
 and Nancy Melton
md to Emily Wilson

Samuel Walter Stonecipher 
s/o Vardman and Emily Wilson Stonecipher

md to Theresa Annislee “Lee” Kesterson.
Taken at the Stonecipher Reunion in Petros, Morgan County, TN
from left to right:
Theresa Annislee “Lee” Kesterson Stonecipher holding Powell child,
Gladys Malvern Stonecipher Powell holding Powell child, Fred Arnold Powell, Samuel Walter Stonecipher, Joseph Marion Stonecipher, Emily Wilson Stonecipher, Unknown, probably Sarah Margaret Haskins Stonecipher, Myrtle Nell Stonecipher Howe with Howe baby; James Woolridge Howe. 
 Children in front are probably Howe children.
Stonecipher Brothers

William Martin Stonecipher; Joseph Marion Stonecipher, Samuel Walter Stonecipher
and Hubert Charles Stonecipher.
Lucy McElhaney

born 1/10/1905; died 2/1/1999
 She was the wife of Hubert Charles Stonecipher

If you can identify these folks, please email me
We don’t know what these people are..someone thought it was Aunt Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly, but don’t know.
Julia Stonecipher Kelly

A photo of the old Coalfield Post Office with Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher, wife Mary Ellen Russell and their children Robert Russell and Samuel Martin Stonecipher.
Photo courtesy of 
Nathan K. Stonecipher
Samuel Martin Stonecipher
 son of Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher and Mary Ellen Russell, 
with wife, Clara Freels

Seated to the left is Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher, behind him is his son, Robert Russell Stonecipher and to the right of him is his other son, Samuel Martin Stonecipher.  To the right is Eugene Griffith, with his son, Russell Griffith.

Nathan K. Stonecipher. and his wife, Ellis Mae Darby.Nathan is the s/o Robert Russell Stonecipher and Nannie Mae Meade.

Courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher.

Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher (1866-1934) s/o Martin Luther Stonecipher and Nancy Russell with his prison work crew (he is on the horse) from Brushy Mountain.Photo Courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher of Las Vegas…
Galloway Family Reunion 

28 September 1905- Howell County Gazette

Descendants of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway Celebrate…. 
{daughter of Daniel Stonecipher and Obedience Brasel}

Had a Large Picnic Dinner Saturday At Home of J.R. Galloway In This City 

The Galloway family, one of the oldest and largest families of Southern Missouri, held a reunion at the home of J.R. Galloway on West Broadway, in this city, Saturday. There were over 100 of the relatives present of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway, the oldest member of this family. This reunion was held to celebrate the 83rd. birthday of Mrs. Galloway. Early in the day relatives of this good old lady began gathering, for they came from all parts of the country. By the time the noon hour had arrived the house and yard were full of the young and older generation. Each family came with well filled baskets and a big dinner was spread on the lawn in the beautiful yard and the celebration in fact was an old fashioned picnic dinner. There was everything good to eat and all did ample justice to the repast. Just before the feast began a group picture of the gathering was taken. 

Mrs. Rhoda Galloway, in who=92s honor the celebration was held, came to Howell County with her late husband, G.W. Galloway, in 1857. They came overland from East Tennessee, for in those days there were no railroads in this section. They located on a farm one mile northwest of town, where the elder Mr. Galloway passed away several years ago. 

G.W. Galloway was widely known throughout this section as a minister of the Primitive Baptist church.When the Civil War broke out he enlisted under General McBride and was made a captain. He fought in the battle of Wilson’s Creek and two of his sons, Dan and Charles, were in the same battle. His brother, Uncle Jesse Galloway, was also in the same conflict, but fought in the Union army. Shortly afterwards G.W. Galloway was taken a prisoner and with others sent to St. Louis. He was treated as an ordinary prisoner of war, but the other prisoners soon learned that he was a man of great heart. Every Sabbath he preached the gospel to them and they soon learned to love him. Daily the women of St. Louis brought food to the prisoners, and Mr. Galloway often divided his share with a sick prisoner who was in more need of delicacies than he himself. The following year he was exchanged and finally returned to his family to live the remainder of his days in peace. 

Among the older persons present were Uncle Sam Galloway, who resides on Gunter’s Valley and is in his 80th. year, and Mrs. M.E. Lasater, of this city. Both are among the early settlers of Howell county, and have a long list of descendants. This is the first time for many years that the Galloway’s have been together. All of the eight sons and daughters of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway were present and it was a source of much happiness to her to see them together once more. Mrs. Galloway is still hale and hearty and makes her home in this city with her daughter, Miss Lizzie Galloway, who cares for her. The many friends of this estimable family hope that she shall remain on earth for many more years and live to enjoy other birthday celebrations equally as happy as the one of last Saturday. 

Article taken from the Howell County, MO, GenWeb

(courtesy of Angela Meadows)

Man Stricken at Fire, DiesWartburg, Dec 27 – (Special) – The old home of a well known Morgan County family caught fire last night and Nathan J. Stonecipher, who had long lived there, was stricken with a heart attack and died. Mr. Stonecipher, 73, died about 10:30 p.m., while the house was burning, but he did not suffer any burns. He was a retired mine foreman of the Brushy Mountain
Prison coal mines; was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Petros First Baptist Church, and active in the Democratic Party. The fire was believed to have started in the kitchen flue. Mrs.
Stonecipher ran to a neighbor’s for heldp. The house and  much in it burned. Fifty-one years ago Mr. Stonecipher had taken his bride to his family home to live. His wife was formerly Tressie Patrick. Mr. Stonecipher also leaves a son, Nathan J. Stonecipher, Jr.; Harriman,
daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hill of Knoxville and Mrs. Robert Grasmuck of Okinawa, whose husband is a Lieutenant-Commander in the Navy; foster son, Curtis Wilson, Harriman; brother William Stonecipher, Briceville; sister, Mrs. Ethel Langley, Oakdale.
The body is at Schubert Funeral Home.
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Dec 27, 1967


STONECIPHER, MRS. LEE KESTERSON, age 81, passed away Sunday at her home in Briceville. She was the widow of Sam Stonecipher. Survivors: 6 daughters, Mrs. Vivian Jarmon, Mrs. Gladys Powell, Mrs. Faye Hayes, Miss Ovena Stonecipher, and Mrs. Dorothy Schroeder, all of Briceville, Mrs.  Geraldine Hardin, Ringgold, Ga.; 2 sons, Walter A. Stonecipher, at sea with the Merchant Marines; Leroy Stonecipher, Detroit, Mich; 30  grandchildren; 56 great-granchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Briceville; Rev. Ralph Cline and Rev. Albert Seiber officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery in Morgan County. The body is at the home where the family will receive friends. Martin’s, Lake City, in charge of arrangements. [Source: Knoxville News Sentinel; March 30, 1976]

Ezra Robert Stinecipher
b. 6/3/1848, Morgan Co, TN,
s/o Henry Hampton Stonecipher and Nancy M. Goddard.
Married:  1st Rebecca Byrd; 
                  2nd, Mary E. Burgess
4/5/1924, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. 
Served in the 7th Tenn. Mounted Infantry
Civil War Pension Index


Submitted by Angela Meadows 

Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly and her daughters, Mary Etta, Delia Paritt, Lillian Myrtle  and Nancy E.  
Gentleman is unknown, but could possibly be a son. 
Photo courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher

Misses Lilly and Delia Kelly are shown in the dining room of the old house that has been their home all of their lives and was the home of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Miss Lilly, (left) celebrated her 79th birthday Friday and part of her birthday cake is shown with a pitcher that has been in the family for many generations.
(Morgan County News dated 7-27-1967)

This photo courtesy of Jerry Whaley Family

The Kelly Home Place at Beech Fork


Samuel Walker Kelly, 2/15/1857, d: 6/13/1922
m: Julia Stonecipher Kelly, 4/1/1855, d: 10/14/1943
event date: 21 Nov 1875
event place: Morgan, Tennessee, United States

Their Children:
Mary Etta, b: 10/26/1879, d: 1/1/1957

Lillian Myrtle, b: 7/21/1888, d: 4/30/1986

Delia P. b: 8/11/1992, d: 1/10/1969

Nancy E. Kelly, b: 7/30/1895, d: 11/3/1965

Docia Dallay, b: 7/18/1890, d: 3/7/1983, spouse: Welda Paul Heidel, b: 3/19/1887, d: 3/7/2983

Douglas, b: 8-9-1884, d: 1/2/1964, spouse: Hilda Smith b: 10/13/1895, d: 10/17/1971

Hampton Kelly, b: 4/20/1877, d: 7/19/1901

John H. Kelly, b: 8/24/1886, d: 11/10/1958, WW I

An article from the Morgan County News dated, July 27, 1967
Lillie Kelly, who was 79 last Friday and her sister Delia, who will be 85 on August 11, have the distinction of living in what is believed to be the oldest house in Morgan County.
The sisters, neither of whom ever married, live at the old Kelly farm house on Beech Fork Creek in the 2nd district of Morgan County.
They were born and reared and have lived all of their lives in the old house which has been in the Kelly Family for four generations. According to Miss Lilly, the old house was erected in 1814 by Ezra Stonecipher who sold it to their great grandfather James Kelly, who passed to down to their granparents, Mr. & Mrs. D.M. Kelly, who left it to their parents, Samuel & Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly.
Until a few years ago there were four spinster sisters and a bachelor brother living at the old homeplace and operating the 180 acre farm but, in 1957 the oldest sister, Mary passed away and in 1958, John, the brother who served in World War I died at the Veterans Hospital in Johnson City and in 1965, Nancy, the youngest of the sisters, passed on leaving only Delia and Lilly.
Mrs. Welda (Dochia) Heidel who lives on a nearby farm is a sister.
Douglas Kelly, a brother, died a few y ears ago and another brother, Hampton, the oldest in a famly of eight children died at an early age.
The main part of the old house, built of logs, is still sturdy and strong. The rafters, of 4 x 4 hand hewn oad and joined with wooden pins, are as sound as a dollar. The huge fireplaces, both on the first and second floors, have been sealed and the home is now heated by stoves, but the large stone chimney looks as safe as it it had been built yesterday.
The logs, many many years ago were covered with weather boarding and in later years with asbestos siding and a kitchen and dining room were added at the rear of the log structure.
A few years after the death of ther brother, the sisters, no longer able to carry on the extensive farm operations, sold most of the farm land to J. H. McCartt of Wartburg and members of his family. Mrs. McCartt, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Welda Heidel, is a niece of the sisters.
For a number of years the four sisters sold vegetables and milk and butter and eggs at their home and established routes in Petros and other nearby towns.
Many of the furnishings in the old home are of the last century. There are huge high backed beds with rope springs and the old spinning wheel on the second floor and in the attic which could pass for a third floor is an old loom.
An interesting room on the second floor is a space behind the large chimney which the sisters said was used during the Civil War to hide things and people too from the soldiers.
The Kelly Farm is one of the few farms in Morgan County where slaves were used. Records at the old home tell of the buying and selling of slaves(part of article missing).
One of the interesting keepsakes is a letter to Squire Kelly from Coalfield which reads as follows:
“I want you to com to P. M. Butlers tomorrow morning against 10 o’clock and to Joe Davises to marry me. Don’t fail to come.”
And what about this statement written, July 15, 1865 and carefully preserved among other records at the old home;
“State of Tennessee
County of Morgan
This is to certify that in January 1862 the rebel soldiers taken a nag from em; that I went to try to get it back; that D.M. Kelly met me and told me that he had heard through some of his family that one of the soldiers ( more missing here)
send my wife and he would assist her all he could to try to recover the property which I done. My wife went and the property was returned.
Given under my hand.”
It is an experience you will never forget to visit Lilly and Delia Kelly.



**Scroll to bottom of page for links to Cemeteries and Family Photos

March 2013 Update from the Knoxville News Sentinal
Historic gem: Effort afoot to save 1814 Morgan County house
By John Shearer

Located off state Highway 62 about 10 miles east of Wartburg in Morgan County is the nearly 200-year-old Stonecipher-Kelly home.
Despite its familiarity to local residents and highway travelers, the saddlebag-style log home’s intact interior and exterior are less known hidden behind clapboard and other siding added years later.
However, preservation officials are hoping all these original features — from its artistically hewed logs to its central interior fireplace — can be showcased in the near future if the structure becomes a welcome or historical center for the Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area.
But because those plans are still in the formative and uncertain stage as the state looks at purchasing the property, the home has made the 2013 East Tennessee’s Endangered Heritage list being announced today by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance.
“If that plan doesn’t come through, we will be looking for a private purchaser,” said Ethiel Garlington, Knox Heritage’s field preservation services director.
Overall, though, the outlook for the residence is much brighter than for some of the other structures and places from the 16-county region that made the list and will also be announced at 11 a.m. today at the East Tennessee History Center.
The listing, which is similar to the Fragile 15 list done by Knox Heritage for places in the immediate Knoxville area, is done to bring attention to threatened regional structures and places and to take steps to try to secure and preserve them.
The Stonecipher-Kelly home’s listing came after several members of the McCartt family of descendants had to sell the home simply to settle an estate as required by law.
Morgan County preservation enthusiast Barbara Stagg learned that the home was to be sold at auction and encouraged some of the selling family members to bid on the property. Her idea was to have them hold it until the state could buy the home and 33 acres later for use in connection with the nearby park named for the sometimes frozen mountain peak within it.
The possible state sale is working its way through the Tennessee State Land Acquisition Commission, and Stagg, Garlington and other preservationists are optimistic.
Bristol resident Joe McCartt, who successfully bid on the property with his sisters, also likes the idea of the home being preserved and used by the state.
“We felt like it had historical value,” he said. “It’s one of the few landmarks like that left in the area.”
The 2½-story home was built by Ezra Stonecipher in 1814. Along with his brothers and father and another family, he was one of the first white settlers in the Emory River valley less than 10 years earlier.
A furniture maker, he showed his craftsmanship through the home’s half dovetail notched logs, its two rooms that sit off each side of the center fireplace like “saddlebags,” the home’s wide floor planks, and its beaded board paneling, among other details.
“This was really advanced craftsmanship for that period,” Stagg said.
Not only is the handiwork considered eye catching, but so also is the home’s location.
“One of the interesting features is that it is in such a prominent spot on Highway 62,” said Garlington. “This is an opportunity to preserve one of the most interesting and noticeable houses in the county.”
Stagg, who was raised in nearby Deer Lodge in Morgan County, said she has known about the house since she was a child, when her father pointed it out and called it the most important house in Morgan County.
After examining it up close more recently, she agrees that it is significant.
“It represents the earliest settlement of the North Cumberland Plateau,” said the former executive director of Historic Rugby and current board member of ETPA. “There is nothing else that is public that you can say that about. And it is so well built.”
Williamson County restoration specialist Vic Hood, who is familiar with the log home, says the style is not that unusual, but its undisturbed condition is.
“It has existed all these years without alteration,” he said, adding that it also features some rich old-growth wood. “Whatever remodeling has taken place, they haven’t gone in and done major improvements. That is really unusual.”
Also somewhat unusual is that the same family line has owned the house for 200 years.
McCartt said his great-grandmother Docia Kelly raised her family in the home. The last person to live there was McCartt’s father, J.B. McCartt, in the 1980s.
Preservationists hope the home is soon reoccupied as well, and can somehow spotlight the area’s history and scenery of which the home has been a major part.
“I hope they can do something,” said Nancy Wilson, the brother of Joe McCartt, and one of the current owners. “I want kids to be able to grasp a part of history.”

© 2013, Knoxville News Sentinel Co.

The Kelly House on Beech Fork Creek in Morgan County was built in 1814 when settlers with landgrants for Revolutionary War service were moving into the Tennessee wilderness. The gravel road in front of the house, with its plank bridges across the creeks, was at one time the main turnpike between Petros and Wartburg.

Ezra Stonecipher, Lillie Kelly’s maternal great-grandfather, built the house and subsequently sold it to her paternal great-grandfather, James Martin Kelly. Four generations of Kellys have lived in the old house, and descending
grandchildren, through the eighth generation, have visited here and climbed the staircases beside the huge stone chimney to view the loom on the third floor.

The original construction of hand-hewn poplar logs can be seen in a storage room on the second floor where valuables were hidden from the soldiers during the Civil War. The second floor bedroom ceilings have hand-planed joists with beaded edges, and the rafters, clearly visible on the third floor, are put together with wooden pegs.

The kitchen initially had a huge fireplace for cooking and heating. The dining room and kitchen doors have the nail-head trim peculiar to early American houses. Lillie recalls that the house once had shutters at the windows and an upstairs porch to air their bedding.

The old house has stood one hundred and sixty-nine years, sheltering against the cold of winter and the heat of summer’s sun. Its rooms have rung with joy and laughter. It has rejoiced when babies were born and stood bleak and silent when sickness and death have taken their toll.

Most of all, it has always been a house of love and warm hospitality, reflecting the spirit of those within.

Back of House

Old storage shed


The following was found at the Morgan County Genealogical & Historical Society genealogy room located in the Archive Building (old jail) in a Kelly Family folder. I  It appears to have been an interview, with Lillie Kelly, abt. 1983.

Many family stories have been shared on a summer evening on the Kelly porch,
or around the warmth of the old fire-place on a winter night:
The story of Malinda Hall Kelly, who rode her horse through the Union lines to the grave of her husband;
About Lillie’s grandfather, Daniel Kelly, who escaped from a Union prison in Kentucky and walked all the way home to Beech Fork;
How her Grandmother Stonecipher, a tiny little woman knocked her churn from the hands of a soldier who had snatched it;
And stories told by John Kelly about his World War I experiences as an American Soldier in Russia.
The Kelly Homestead is now owned by Vita? (Vida) McCartt. Her sons G.M. McCartt and J. D. McCartt are caretakers of the old homeplace. They are VERY Protective of the House and all the property. I spoke with G.M., and he agreed to let me and Tim take photos “because we were family”. The old home is on private property, and obtaining permission to visit the house would be advisable, just in case someone else would like to visit homestead.

Info and photos courtesy of:
Timothy & Diane Kelly
Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky


Below: Taken in 2012

Kelly Family Photos

Kelly Family Graves

Brasel Cemetery – Levi Brasel

Union Cemetery: Stonecipher-Kelly & related families



Jan. 1921  

Supt. JUSTUS had this week, the announcement of the marriage of Supt. B. F. EVANS of Coalfield Schools to Miss NELSON of Clinton.

Jan. 14, 1921:
Mrs. Edward FREELS has moved to our town for the purpose of sending his children to school.

F. T. Saffell, tax assessor of Lancing, was in town Thursday on business.


February, 1921

William Riley Kesterson to Etta Jones
John A. Queen to Anna Mae McCarty
William W. Walls to Anna Babs

March, 1921
George Galloway to Mollie Hurtt
Geo. H. Smith to Margaret Silvey
Theodore Wilkerson to Lela Pjeaux
Herbert Stonecipher to Lucy McAlhaney

April, 1921
Wiley Potter to Martha Honeycutt
D. H. Langley to Margaret Ellen Stewart
Thomas Landrum to Mary Webb
H. W. Irvine (Col.) to Celia Westfield (Col)
Noble Young to Lola Pitman
Egnotes Susak to Kataszyna Pelc
Calvin Human to Emily Sexton
Lonnie Gunter to Minnie Fairchilds
Wm. Estel Underwood to Lillie Mae Stringfield
Doff Coffmann to Gladys Whitley
Corell Hull to Charlotte Morton
Robert Cross to Mamie Armes
May 1921
Vanus Davis to Z. Annwood Bertram
Thomas Woody to Mrs. Ellen Jones
Warren Caplinger to Vada West
June, 1921
Dewey McCartt to Sylvania Griffith
Teddy West to Emma Bunch
Lewis Winnie to Lillie Holder
Thomas Johnson to Willie May Sharp
Garvin C. Bradley to Martha B. Armes
Dan G. Henshaw to Violet G. Easily
Thurman Jones to Beatrice Graham
July, 1921
Irl Howard & Lula Alley
R.P. Human & Ida Mae Ballinger
September, 1921
Sam McAllister to Martha Smith
Clyde Armes to Ruth McElhandy
Porter Ooten to Doris Phillips
Joe Taylor to Emeline Wright
S.K. McCarty to Della Kindrick

Eulis Martin to Laura Checks
Oral W. Statzer to Mary E. Brown
Beecher Ward to Ora Adkisson
Robt. Howard to Dora Branstetter
Harry N. England to Isadora Krupa
William Ethelbert Kennedy to Mary Bernice Adams
Alva Ashley to Mollie Adams
October, 1921
Tom Jones, (Col) to Opal Crawford, (Col)
Wm. Beaty to Lottie Scott
Claude Toney to Nannie Rayburn
Earl Barton & Amy Garrett

Oct. 1921

Walter Krupa vs Josie Krupa
Lottie Scott Strand vs. Peter Strand
Louisa Howard vs Blaine Howard
December, 1921
Samuel B. McCoy to Madge E. Parham
Sudley Griffith to Charity Sexton
Mitchell Armes to Macell Bunch
Clayton Smith to Minnie Blake
Mack C. Robbins to Isabell White
Leonard Lawson to Jessie Cecil
Ramey Daughtery to Francis Patterson
Alfred Strand to Blanche Lyons

The Marriage of Mr. S.T. HENDRICKSON and Miss Josephine Bright JOYNER was solemnized at
the Christian Church parsonage on December 2, 1921 by the pastor. Rev. Broome.

Caywood PEMBERTON and Robbie BERTRAM were quietly married at the home of Judge Jno. A.
Jones on Sunday April 17th.Miss Bertram is the daughter of Prof. and Mrs. S.A. Bertram of Sunbright.

Charlotte MORTON and Correll HULL of Burrville, were married at the home of F. D. HULL at Burrville, Saturday, April 23rd.  Miss Morton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. MORTON of Harriman and is one of Morgan Counties best primary teachers.  Mr. Hull is the son of A. Y Hull of Rugby and is an over sea soldier in the aviation department.

Miss Annwood BERTRAM and Vanus DAVIS were married at Coalfield, April 23, 1920.  Miss Bertram is
the daughter of Professor and Mrs. S. A. Bertram of Sunbright.  Mr. Davis is the son of Mr. and Mrs.Henry Davis of Coalfield.  Mrs. P. R. Estes left Sunday, for Somerset, Ky., where she is going to take a treatment from the Indian Doctor for appendicitis.
Miss FAIRCHILDS of Oakdale and Lonnie R. GUNTER of Burrville were married at the home of
the bride’s parents on April 13, 1920.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. GUNTER of Burrville.
The bride is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. FAIRCHILDS of Oakdale.
Mr. E. S. DAVIS and Miss Florence JONES were united in Marriage on Tuesday, May 10th, 1921, at
the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Ben JONES near Petros.
Reports reach us that Miss Carrie GALLOWAY was married on the 24th of May in Birmingham, Ala. Miss
Carrie will be remembered as the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Galloway of Burrville. (ed note-husband’s name not given)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. B.LONG on Tuesday, March 29th. a fine boy.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. POLLARD, on the 13th, a fine girl, names, Mary Ina.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyons, 9/23/1921, a boy

The PRESS has just been informed that the Sheriff has succeeded in arresting three parties accused of
boot-leggin and placed them under bond for the next term of court.

Supt. C.C. JUSTUS is now in his 26th year as head or managing teacher of high schools.’

F. T. SAFFELL, tax accessor of Lancing, was in town Thursday on business. Messrs. H. M. HUDSON, Wm. RUFFNER, H. P. LAKIN and Wm. PETERS left Sunday for New River, where they have taken a contact to build houses for the Fork Mountain Coal Company.

All ex-service men who desire free dental work, write to the U. S. Public Health Service, 195 Peachtree St.,
Atlanta, Fa, for forms and fill out same, in order to have this work done at once. * S. T. CARR,  Dental examiner, U.S.P.H.S,  Oakdale, Tenn.
Dr. Sam T. CARR, the dentist at Oakdale, has an article in the weeks issue concerning our good “Uncle
Samuel’s proposition to have good “store” teeth put in at the expense of the government, and any ex-service man who does not take advantage of this proposition is a big “chump,” and should continue to “gum it.”
Rupert SCOTT  is confined to his house with a case of pneumonia.

Matin GORDON, Ben GARRETT, Mack GUFFEY and other old timers in the Weideman organization, have all resigned their jobs.
Capt. S.T. KIMBELL, a prominent land owner in Morgan and Knox Counties, has just concluded the purchase of the well-known SHOEBERT Farm on the Clinch River near Scarboro from S.J. and J.E. Shoebert.

Mr. James MOSIER of Sunbright, is putting out 40,000 strawberry plants this spring.  Jim is doing the wise thing as this is the best paying crop for Morgan Co.

It is reported that Mrs. LINDSAY of Mill Creek, a very old lady, is very ill and is not expected to recover.  She is the wife of S. W. Lindsay.
Robert FAIRCHILDS sustained a very serious accident while working for the Trio Coal Co. A
dynamite cap exploded and he received three bad cuts in his face from pieces of the cap.  Dr. JONES attended him, dressing his wounds.
 March, 1921  Mr. A.B. LONG and family bought them a fine home beyond Wartburg and moved to it last week.
Mr. Theo P. KUEGLE happened to bad luck Sunday, as he was returning to Gobey from Wartburg. His car caught fire and burned up.

Mrs. Sam HALL and children who have been visiting relatives on Flat Fork, have returned home.

Mr. and Mrs. HOBERT Jestes and Mr. and Mrs Luke EDMONDS of Coalfield left Sunday for Blue Diamond, Ky., where they will make their future home.

Union Grove

Little Annabel COX is very sick this writing

Mrs. Gertie JARRETT and Miss Nona SMITH of Burrville were calling on Mrs. Ben PHILLIPS Sunday Evening.

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. NEEDHAM have moved in the wilderness.

The farmers of this community are very busy farming The work on the fruit farm is progressing nicely.

We take pride in commending our Sheriff, John L. SCOTT for his untiring efforts to put the moonshiners and bootleggers out of business, in fact, all law breakers.  (week of 3/18/1921)
Circuit Court is still in session.  Many cases have been disposed of, notable among them, is the case of Mrs. Wm. Angel, administratix vs C.N.O.& T.P. Ry. It will be remembered that Mr. Angel was killed in February 1918 just below 18 tunnel by passenger train No. 5.  The jury gave verdict against the railroad company for $8,000.
APRIL, 1921
The County Court met in regular session Monday, April 4th. The contract for th erection of the concrete bridge at Oakdale was awarded to Bryant and Long.
Lost between Gobey and Pilot Mountain, on April 11th, 32 dollars”1 twenty dollar bill: 1 ten dollar bill:
and 2 one dollar bills. If anyone has found this money, I will give them $10 to bring me $22.  I would appreciate
it very much. Frank HUMAN, Glen Mary, Tenn.
The hoodlums that broke down some of the shade trees on the school campus did other destructive things
should be apprehended and punished to the full extent of the law.  Such vandalism should not be winked at
by the people of Wartburg. The good people of Wartburg should run down the culprits and land them
in jail where they belong.
May, 1921
Just below the stock pens at Sunbright, a north bound freight running at high speed ran its nose into
the local freight which was crossing from the South track to the North track, completely demolishing the
caboose and four freight cars loaded with lumber, lime and cement, tobacco, candy, rice, cowpeas and other
items.  Engineer Walter CAMPBELL of the thru freight received a cut under the right eye and a bruised knee and a fireman received a few painful burns.
June 1921
Robert FAIRCHILDS was calling on Miss Edith JOHNSON, Saturday night and Sunday.
Dordell Hamby was calling on Miss Maude HUMAN, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will McCOWAN of White Oak were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier STRINGFIELD, Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, June 5th, Mr. James GREER kindly motored over from Burrville to Rugby, a truck load of
ladies belonging to the Rebecca Lodge, who brought a surprise dinner party to one of their members, Mrs.
Jane PETERS, who is nursing her invalid brother,Mr. Andrew YOUNG and whose birthday it was.

Swimming and fishing parties are the vogue these hot days. Alas! there are some people who wish to ruin
the fishing sport, let alone break the game laws.  A party from another part of the county, camped on
Clear Fork last Friday night, and fired 27 volleys of dynamite to kill the fish.We hope the game warden will apprehend them.
CHRISTMAS AND WILSON CAUGHT – Near the Emory Bridge on the road to Kingston, Near Harriman, WILSON and CHRISTMAS were caught. It was known that these murderers were in the vicinity of Oakdale and Harriman. Officers watched them closely and were able to capture them.  Wilson proved to be Otto STEPHENS. Prisoners were taken to Knox County jail for safe keeping.
July, 1921
The County Court elected the Board of Education on Tuesday,
July 12, 1921. Composed of the following men: John M. DAVIS, R. A. CROSS, James McGLOTHIN, A. D. WILLIAMS, John B. YORK, N. L. DUNCAN and Thomas ADAMS.
Mrs. Noah POTTER was called here from Sunbright last week on account of her mother, Mrs. Martin NORRIS being very ill.

Willie H. SUMMERS is home from Hazard, Ky.

Mrs. Mitchell LITTON and two sons left for Oneida Monday, where they will make their home during the school term there. Mr. Litton will continue to work here for awhile yet.

John A. Jones, County Judge
J. L. Scott, Sheriff
G. H. Buxton, Trustee
S.H. Jestes, County Court Clerk
Chas. W. Summer, Circuit Court Clerk
R.A. Davis, Clerk and Master
W.B. Crenshaw, Register
F. H. Saffell, Tax Assessor
P.W. Holder, Coroner
N. B. Melton, County Surveyor
A. B. Peters, County Superintendent
The Ladies Church Working Society will hold their annual Bazaar, Saturday Evening, August 20th, and
feel they have a more attractive display of fancy work and useful articles than ever to offer their friends and patrons.

JENNIE BATES WILEY died at the home of her son. C. D. Wiley, Jan. 21, 1921. Born in Orleans,
Michigan, March 1, 1853.  Married, Taylor Wiley, in 1869. Children: C.D. Wiley and Mrs. Ida Walsh.
W. C. ALLEY, Oakdale, died Jan 26, 1921. Survivors: widow, Louise Alley; children, Johu and
Lee and Mrs. John Robbins. Burial in Crab Orchard Cem.
Mrs. JAMES M. GOLDSTON, died Jan. 1921. She leaves husband and 3 small children She was the
oldest daughter of Mrs. John Blake. Burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery
REV HENRY A. McCARTT,  died Jan. 28, 1921 at the home of his brother-in-law, A. V. Byrd. Survived by wife, two daughters and two sons. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery. Served in Civil War in several battles and was captured and placed in Bells Island and came near to starving to death, but God saved him threw starvation and he came out and was a faithful soldier for Jesus up to his death.
DEBBY SMITH, born, Dec. 8, 1880, died Feb. 11, 1921. Burial in Byrd Cem. next to daughter who died
Oct. 14, 1919.
MARTHA LINDSAY, died, March 15, 1921. Leaves husband and 10 children. Burial in Mill Creek Cem.
Mr. JOHN JONES, died at his home last Thursday night after a long and serious illness.  His remains
were carried to his old home at Jonesville, where he was laid to rest.  He left a wife, five brothers and one sister to mourn his loss among who is Robert Jones, a prominent lawyer of Knoxville.  (March 1921)
*IN MEMORY:  LOUISA SCHUBERT who died March 8th, 1915.
RICHARD NORMAN died at the home of John Edmond. Leaves wife, seven daughters and three sons. Burial in Jestes Cemetery.  March 1921
WILLIAM DUDLEY JONES, (Uncle Dud), passed away, March 22, 1921 in Wartburg, Tenn., at the home of Mrs. Julia Brown, his step-daughter.  He was born February 19, 1845 in Roane County, Tenn., but had lived practically all his life in Morgan County.  He was 76 years, 1 month and 3 days old at his death. He was married to Mrs. Margaret Garrett, whose maiden name was Cromwell.  One child only, a daughter, blessed this marriage. His wife and daughter preceded him to the grave.  He leaves one brother, and two sisters to mourn his death. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in the Union Army , August, 1861. He served three years in the Army, participating
in the battles of Fishing Creek, Kentucky, Stones River, Tennessee and  various other battles fought under General Sherman in the State of Georgia. He was laid to rest in the Wartburg Cemetery.  Another cherish veteran of that glorious, fast receding army, which fought and bled and died to preserve our union, has passed away.  It is hard to realize that our father, brother, uncle and friend is dead.  We know that our tears cannot recall him from his grave.  We can only hope and remember__hope that he was right with his God before he died; and we have reason to believe he was right with his maker.Heed the warning he gave us just before he passed into the great beyond, “Do not live the life that I have lived.”  Signed: RUFUS JONES
and Mrs. Mark BALLINGER was called away. He was born February 10, 1921 and died May 19, 1921. He was 3 months, and 9 days old.  We know where he is, (at rest). “We Love you, yes we love you, But
Jesus loved you more. He has sweetly called you to Yonders Shining shore, Golden Gates were opened and A gentle voice said come, And with farewells unspoken Jr. calmy entered home.

A large crowd from this place, (Mill Creek) attended the funeral, Sunday of Harlan LINDSAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lindsay, who was accidentally shot and killed, Saturday, May 21.

JAMES W. ENGLAND, died, Mary 22, 1921.  Born near Melrose, Tn, on Emory River, Feb 11, 1888.
Parents, W.T. and Rebecca England. Married, Alice Summer, in 1912. leaves five sisters, one brother; children: Edith Galloway, Parthina Summer, Mrs. H.W. Summer, Mrs. Volena Hendren, Mrs. Josie Powell, and Mr. D. A. England.

HOBERT UNDERWOOD, killed by train near Annadel. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Underwood. (6/3/1921)

KILLING AT OAKDALE  – Finley MELTON was instantly killed, Sunday, about 4:00 o;’clock near Oakdale, seemingly for no other reason than in an argument over the Holly roller religion. It seems he and his father-in-law were discussing the holly roller religion and Melton took sides against him. and Melton’s sister-in-law, Mrs.
BROONE, became very much wrought up over the stand Melton had taken in the argument, she grabbed a
pistol and stepping between her father and Melton, aimed the pistol direct at Melton and when the pistol fired Melton fell dead. After the killing, Mrs. Broone claims she did not intend to shoot, that she only meant to bluff him. It is evident he pistol fired and Melton is dead.  Her story does not seem to have much color to it. Finley was a son of Field Melton of Lancing.  He was married and had three children.(6/10/1921)
About midnight Saturday night, HOBERT UNDERWOOD, was killed by a freight train near Annadel. Details of his death is lacking.  It appears from reports, however, that the young man was asleep on the track when the train struck him.  He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom UNDERWOOD who live between Sunbright and Deer Lodge.  Reports are that boot-leg whiskey is at the back of it.  The person who made and sold the whiskey is
responsible for young Underwood’s death.
Mrs. ANNA TINDELL died. A niece of Mrs. Wm. BULLARD, Mrs. F. D. HULL, and Mrs. Jack JOHNSON and granddaughter of the late Walker PAUL. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  (6/1921)
AUGUST MILLER, passed away suddenly at his home in Sunbright on Thursday, July 14, 1921, at 3:00
PM.  Cause of death was apoplexy.  He was born in Pommerania, Germany, August 10, 1852.  He was
united in marriage to Anna Pagel WALLANER on Jan 28, 1878. To this union were born three children. He
is survived by his widow, one son, Otto MILLER of Goodhue, Minn., two daughters, Mrs. J. W. SCHROEDER of Zumbrota, Minn., and Mrs. S. H. JONES of Sunbright, Tenn; also one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lena RAMHARTER of Milbank. S.D. and two step sons; Ferdinand and John WALLANER of Minn., also one brother, Fred MILLER of Chicago and one sister Mrs. Wm. ELLINGHOUSEN of Deer Lodge, Tenn and fifteen grandchildren.Rev. O. E. FEUCHT of Wartburg, conducted the funeral services.Remains were laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.
Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. CROMWELL died August 19, 1921.
PRIVATE JOE NANCE, born in Somerset, Ky., Aug. 14, 1886. Killed in action in battle of St. Miheil, Sept, 12, 1918. First burial in Flanders Field and the removed and entered in Lancing Cemetery, Aug. 2, 1921. Leaves father, W. B. NANCE, step-mother, five brothers and five sisters.
MARY ANDERSON MOODY, died Aug. 24, 1921. Wife of Marion Moody of Flint, Michigan.Leaves husband,  three sons, youngest is 3 months old. Burial in Mt., Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.
Mrs. JOHN L. SCOTT, widow of the late John L. Scott, Sr., died Sept 9, 1921.. She was 87 yrs old.Surviving: daughters, Mrs. G. A. SLEICHER, Mrs. L.S. LAND, and Mrs. R. B. DELIUS; sons, R.J. and W.J. SCOTT. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery.
BYRGE O. SCOTT, died Oct 24, 1921 age 32 years, 5 months and 4 days old at the home of his grandfather, Dr. NASH, in Roane Co. Born May 24, 1889. Leaves a wife and two little girls; three brothers, three sisters and a mother.  Burial in Mt. Hope Cem. Deer Lodge.
MAUDE ZUMSTEIN, died Oct, 27, 1921. Born in Cumberland Co near Daysville. Married 12/25/1915 to Jake ZUMSTEIN at Williamsburg, Ky. Leaves husband, daughter, Violet Marie age 4 yrs old.
Also, four sisters and two brothers.. —–
MARY E. EDWARDS,  died Nov. 11.1921. Born May 22, 1856.. Married Jame  H. EDWARDS, Nov 25, 1876, who died Nov. 25, 1876. Children: six boys and two girls. Burial in May Cemetery.
JUDGE WRIGHT KILLED – Judge Will D. Wright of Knoxville and wife were run down by an automobile Tuesday night and Judge Wright was fatally injured.  Mrs. WRIGHT is seriously injured but not fatally.  Judge Wright was
born on Wolf River , July  31, 1864.  His father was a traveling Methodist preacher, the Rev. A. B.
ELDA H. McKEETHAN, died Nov. 27, 1921. age 78 years, 8 months and 25 days. Born in Columbus
Co. N.C., Feb. 15, 1843. Married Annie Staples, April 9, 1867. Children 7 boys and 4 girls. JARRETT died at his home near Burrville, December 22, and his remains were laid to rest in the Burrville Cemetery. He leaves a wife and one daughter two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss.
YORK:Henry Mitchel”, [Heurl] –was born Feb. 24th, 1837 and died Dec. 26th, 1920. He was one of the thirteen children of Jesse and Linda YORK. He was married to Nancy Jane GALLOWAY (York)”, Oct. 6th, 1859. To their union was born seven children, four boys and three girls. The two oldest girls and youngest boy have long since gone to Heaven. He leaves his wife, three sons, John and James [only the names of 2 sons are shown] and his youngest daughter, Mrs. Solone, to mourn their loss. He professed faith in Christ soon after the civil war, in a revival held by the Rev. A. B. WRIGHT”. He joined the M. E. Church and lived faithful until the Lord said it is enough and sent the Death Angel to call him to Heaven. Brother YORK would lead public prayer when called on. He was a quiet man, but a good one. He had his troubles. The Death Angel visited his home and called his children away. He had one of his legs amputated some twelve years ago, and about eight years ago his home was burned, but in all this, he, like Job of old, still held on to his integrity. We invoke the blessings of God upon his companion and children, trusting that they, like he, in the end of the journey of life shall be able to say, I am ready to go. [Written by H. A. GAMBLE] [Morgan County Press, 1/14/1921, Vol. 2, No. 47]
PILOT MOUNTAIN   The people of this community are so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Gilbert
YOUNG’s Pet Polecat.  We are all so sorry we could not attend the funeral.  Mr Young prays that he may be ready to meet brother Pole Cat in Heaven and it can be easily done by obeying God’s Command.

Brother OSBORN and ye writer attended the funeral of old sister WRIGHT last Saturday.  She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Mays beside her husband.  She leaves six children and a host of grand-children and great-grandchildren.  She died in full triumph of  a living faith. (week of 2/11/1921)

ABEL GARBER, Sunbright, died on Dec. 23, 1921. He was in his 90th year. Mr. Garber came to Sunbright from Ohio about 40 years previous.

MRS. P. C. BABCOCK, Burrville, died Dec. 27, 1921.  She was the widow of Arlow Babcock.  They were originally from the State of New York and had moved to this county about 40 years ago.  She leaves a son, M.B. Babcock of Calif. and a daughter, Mrs. Chas Lyon of New York State.  Burial in Mr. Vernon Cemetery.

CHAS. B. FREELS, died Nov. 29, 1921.  He was born Feb. 22, 1896.  He served with honor in the World War, was wounded and gassed not long before the war closed. Survived by parents, Mr.s & Mrs. R. Freels, sisters, Mrs. W.H. Sumner, Mrs. H.A. Gamble, and Miss Nellie Freels; four brothers, Hubert, Ernest, Guy and Sam Freels.  One brother and sister preceded him. The pallbearers were his soldier comrades of Sunbright, namely, Clarence Scott, Kenneth Johnson, Mr. Parrott, Jim McKeethan, Joe Mosier, and Sam McCoy.  He was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Notice to all persons owing William Austin SMITH, deceased, of Deer Lodge, Tenn., to come forward and
pay John WARD of Deer Lodge, at his home, and to all persons who having claims against the deceased to
come forward and put their claims in my hands for settlement according to the Will of the deceased.

JOHN WARD Administrator

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)










Central High School Honor Roll

First Grade:         Iva Levan, Henry Heidel
Second Grade:    Jessie Cooper
Third Grade:        Ella Crenshaw, Labon Summer, Mary Summer Iva Redmon
Fourth Grade:      Elsia Moates
Fifth Grade:         Lorene Davis, Nellie Hall, Parlia Henry
Seventh Grade:    Merida Byrd, Dixie Davis, Charley Newberry, Madge Ott, Ray Schubert, Roy Schubert,
Ida Taylor, Thelma Zumstein
Eight Grade:         Lee Davis, Marie Heidel, Edna Human, Eva Summer

First year:         Orpha Clark
Second year:    John Joyner
Third Year:      Herbert Bales, Ed Conificius, Netta Clark, Lawrence Newberry, Blanche Ott

Cooking:  Eva Summer, Metta Clark, Otto Schubert
Sewing:    Anna Mae Joyner, Lesie Dean Levan, Emma Summer, Ida Taylor, Marie Heidel, Eva Summer James



Joyner and Pointer Barger, candidates for member of the County Board of Education, were calling on the voters.

Henry Davis and son, Vanus, went out to Marlow Friday to attend the funeral of Lum Smith.

Capt. T.G. Van Meyers, representating the French government, is spending the week in our burg purchasing mules and horses for army service.

By reason of impending strike, effective at once, the O.N.O. & T.P., A.G.S.S.H. & N.E., C.B & C., and Belt of Chattanooga will not accept from shippers any shipment of live stock or perishable freight unless it can reach final destination by regular or usual schedule before September 2, 1916.
Any shipments of explosives or highly inflamable material will not be received.
Please see that shippers and receivers are notified by telephone or otherwise at once, also that local newspapers are given notice so that the informationmay be made available to all concerned.
W.T. Caldwell

The above information was added June 24, 2000……….

Marriage Licenses  and Marriages

January, 1916
Sam Key to Sarah Jane Potter
Lonas Armes to Dallas Dangher

February, 1916
Milton Gray to Mary Hedgecoth
Frank Douglas to Leona Stringfield

August, 1916
W.M. Greder to Stella Underwood
Herbert Staples to Bethie Brasel
Elijha Clark to Bessie Hill

October 1916
Hubert Freels and Della York, 9/28/1916
Martin Redmon and Della Arms
Andrew McDormick and Luverna Zumstein
George Bune and Wettha Jones
Harold Adcock and Mattie Bingham
Reuben Morgan and Lena Wehlhorn  (Mehlhorn?)
Ola Howard and Luverna Cox
(week of 10/20/1916)

December 1916
W. E. Kennedy & Ida Ridener
Geo Leach & Myrtle Gooch
Harry Carlton Jones & Ova Marie Creekmore
Joseph Cox & Dorothy Hall
James Back & Della Adkin
Haywood Wilson & Freddie Butler
Riley Justice & Myrtle Stewart -(see below)
Harry Kreis &  Ida Brasel
William T. Walton & Sarah L. Kinker
Wiley England & Flora Guffey
C. C. Todd & Matilda Jones
John Bradshaw & Maggie Jones
Daniel Webb & Othena Hall
G. Walker & Jennie Wright
Oscar Byrd & Anna McNeil
Chas Walls & Grace Butler
George Heidle & Etta Brown
L. E. Thornton & Oma Jackson
H. Conrad Wilson & Bessie Human
N. J. Stonecipher & Tressie Patrick
Riley JUSTICE and Myrtle STEWART were married by Esq. HOLDER, Dec. 16 1916, on the Pike a short distance east OF Wartburg near Gus Heidel’s.  They were sitting in an auto when the Esquire drove up, married them in short order as he was carrying the mail and could not tarry long on the job.

Harry  KREIS and Ida L. BRASEL were married Christmas morning and left immediately for Knoxville..

James H. GALLOWAY died Jan. 6th at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Griffith after a long illness.

Martin BROWN died in Atlanta, Ga. Jan 15th with pneumonia. He was a soldier in the US Service. His body was shipped to Burrville for
burial. He leaves a father and mother, two sisters and six brothers.

Martin C. BROWN, died Jan. 16, 1916 at Camp Gordon.  He was formerly from Burrville. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brown who lived at Burrville.  Cause of death was pneumonia.

James T. BUCHANAN, a miner about 30 years of age from Dayton was killed in the CONGER MINES Wednesday by falling slate. He had worked here only two days.  The body was prepared for burial and sent to Dayton for interment.  He leaves a wife and two children. (August 1916)

P.J. CALLAHAN, 72, of Chattanooga died, 8/10/1916 at his home.  Burial in Cincinnatti, Aug 13, 1916.  He was for many years the
passenger conductor between Somerset and Chattanooga.

Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jack BROWN was buried Aug. 14, 1916 at M.E. Church Cemetery Sunbright.

William HOWARD, born in Morgan Co., May 16, 1831, died Oct 17, 1916. He married Sarah Williams in 1858. They had seven children, 5 survive.  daughters, Mrs. T. C. DILLON. Mrs. Wilburn STOWERS, and Mrs. Gusty HOWARD.  Sons, Andrew and Perry Howard. Mr.  HOWARD joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Burial in Lavender Cem. Deer Lodge

Jim WOODRUFF, who a week ago stabbed to death JOHN McGINLY on the streets of Harriman, was arrested Saturday at Rockwood.  His preliminary trial was held Saturday afternoon and he was bound over to court with out bond.  He claims the stabbing was in self defense. (week or 8/13/1916)

On July 25, 1916, Elihu HOLDER passed over the divide to the great beyond.  He was in his 73rd year. He was the oldest of seven children and was married in 1869 to Miss Laura SILCOX who died in 1882. There were six children to this union, two survive.About three years later he married Miss Sarah NICHOLS. There were three children to this union. He leaves a wife, 5 sons and 2 daughters. His remains were laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery on July 26.

Mrs. Jeff LAVENDER died week of Aug. 24, 1916.  She suffered a stroke about 2 weeks ago and never recovered.  She was 72 years old.  Burial in Pine Flat Cemetery.

Miss COLLINS of Hillsboro, Ohio. She owned several houses in Deer Lodge and spent the winters among us. (8/1916)

Joe W. LINDSAY of Chattanooga was killed Sunday in a head on collison between his motor cycle and a street car.  He was about 30
years of age and leaves a wife, father and mother, S.W. LINDSAY, and a sister. (8/31/1916)

Mr. HUNT of Michigan who bought the Thomas POTTER place near J.W. BURNS, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on Saturday evening.  He lived until Monday. (week of10/5/1916)

Mr. M. W. BUXTON, age 91, departed this life Oct.16, 1916. His wife, four sons, and one daughter are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Joe THORNTON died Oct. 8, 1916. He  leaves a wife, sons and daughters to mourn his  departure.  His remains were laid to
rest in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. E. S. JONES. (week of,10/19/1916) burial in Winfield.

The three month’s old child of Esquire R. A. CROSS died last Sunday morning.  The afflicted couple have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement (week of 11/16/1916)

The sad news of the death of Rev. Joseph HERMIE, pastor of St. Anne Church at Deer Lodge and Stowers, was learned Monday morning. Interment in Philadelphia. (week of 12/14/1916)

Mr. A. HENKLE, a well known former resident of Glades, who moved to Chicago a few months ago, died suddenly Dec. 6, 1916.

Aunt Margaret JONES, wife of Mr. W. D. JONES died at Montgomery in her 78th year. She was born in Russell County Va., to Mr. & Mrs. CROMWELL, (Ed Note-Johnson and Anna JACKSON CROMWELL).  She married Daniel GARRETT in 1859. He was captured during the Civil War and died at Belle Isle. Daughter, Mrs. Chas. (Julia) BROWN survives of two children. June 27 she married W. D. JONES. One daughter, who married Wm. HOLSTON died about three years ago. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery. (week of Dec. 28, 1916)

Mrs. Dave JONES who lives close to the White School House, fell dead between her home and a neighbors on Tuesday evening.  A couple of boys who were near by heard her scream and saw her fall.  They ran to her aid but found her dead when they reached her side. (12/1916)

The sad news of the death of Carl SWIFT, which occured last Thursday at their home. He was a brother of one of our former Music teachers, Miss Lillian SWIFT.  (12/1916)

Aunt Eliza DAVIS died at the home of her son. J. M. DAVIS on Dec. 24, 1916 at the ripe age of 80 years
and was buried on Dec 25, in Burrville Cemetery. December, 21, 1916

We regret to give up another of our citizens, (Rugby), but the death angel came to the home of Mr. S.H. GILES and took away Mrs. Sol Giles from us.

January 1916
The weather has registered from five to seven below zero more than once.  Folks are doing with out coal because ice-covered hills are making it difficult to deliver.

August 10, 1916
Bert STEPHENS, who has been in the Navy for the past eight years, made this burg a call last week.  He was visiting his grandmother, Mrs. R.A. DAVIS.

Last Monday Aug. 7, was surely Birthday Day in Sunbright. On that day Hon. Wm. BULLARD celebrated his 56th, Mrs. Bettee ENGLAND her 44th, Chas T. SUMMERS his 40th, Arthur JUSTICE, 22nd, Miss Bessie
HUMAN her 17th and Elizabeth NEIL her 10th birthday.

Mr. Harry HALL and wife are slowly improving from typhoid fever.

Prof. John ALBERTSON and Miss Eva GALLOWAY opened school here on Monday morning of this week (8/10/1916)

Frank DOUGLAS  has given up his position at Catoosa and returned to the Emory.

Little Albert GARRETT is still peddling at Annadell.

Burglars entered the post office here (Coalfield) Friday night and relieved the cash drawer of about $100.  A box of pennies and the stamps were not molested. (8/10/1916)

A horse belonging to Sam WALLS near here was stolen Saturday night and ridden to Petros and turned loose.  Mr. Walls found his horse at Stephen’s Switch with one eye knocked out and otherwise badly abused.  Coalfield (8/10/1916)

Geo. P. McKETHUM and wife, who have been visiting his father, E.H. McKETHUM, have returned to their home in Cario, Ill, on Aug. 17th.

S.T. KIMBELL has purchased 300 acres on the pike road near Sunbright for $4,500. Property is advancing by leaps and bounds along the fines pike in the county!

August 24, 1916
Miss Lina ZUMSTEIN, 1st Asst. teacher in the Sunbright  High School, arrived here last Saturday.

One of the finest plantations in the county passed hands last week — The MAGNOLIA PLANTATION at Stowers formerly owned by S.T. KIMBALL.  Comprised in this estate is upwards of 2000 acres, residences, cleared lands, store buildings and barns.  A large Polish settlement adjoins this estate and a Catholic Church is on the property. The residence of James J. ENGLAND at West

Sunbright was destroyed by fire Sunday night about 8:30.   The fire was caused by a defective flue. August 31, 1916

Several investors here from Champaign, Ill. are expected here this wee to look at land around Stowers.

Next Saturday will see the big auction sale at Glades when Adolph HEINKLE will sell out. They are moving back to Chicago.

Fourteen cars of railroad ties were shipped from Sunbright last week.

Paul T. JONES, president of the Barbor Coal Co., spent Saturday and Sunday in Harriman.

October 5, 1916
Mr. M HUNT  of Michigan, who bought the Thomas Potter place near JH.W. Burns;, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on Sat. evening last.  He lived until Monday noon.

Roy HOWARD, son of Trustee Howard, blew in from Chicago Monday.
We reckon that the cold chilly winds off Lake Michigan were too much for his liking.

Rev. CALDWELL, (the circuit rider) of Burrville and his father of Lenoir City and Rev. A. C. PETERS were here Sunday.  The elder Caldwell preached an interesting sermon.

S.T. KIMBELL of the Kimbell Land Agency closed up the largest sale of the year in selling the BOYLE Farm of 3500 acres for Oscar PETERSON to Judge C. A. BALES of Jefferson County. This plantation was founded by Lord MONTGOMERY BOYLE of London, England, who invested largely in the county in the early ‘80s, (1880s) together with the English investors who founded the Rugby settlement.

October 12, 1916
Henry LILES suffered the loss of his house by fire a few days since.  The fire was accidental.

Jesse QUINN went to Michigan as an escort with the body of Ben HUTCHINGS, where the remains will be buried.

Edgar RUFFNER and Edgar HOPPER left Monday for Morristown where they expect to attach themselves to some kind of a job.

Mrs. C. PETERS had a serious runaway a few days ago.  A young horse hitched to a buggy became frightened and ran away throwing the occupants from the buggy, considerable injuring the buggy. No one was seriously hurt.

Squire ADCOCK”S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county.  Harry GOUGE, who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence.  The alleged victim and accuser was little Miss Gertrude McDANIEL, aged 13 years.The accused was sent to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg.

October 26, 1916
Earnest BARDILL, a quiet farmer of the Lone Mt. community of planters, was arrested and brought to town and tried at the Court House on Monday before Bruno SCHUBERT, a Justice of the Peace, the indictment charging Bardill with Forgery.  The proof showed a check drawn on the Oakdale Bank & Trust Co. by Riley JESTES to Enoch BARDILL and by Enoch BARDILL endorsed.  The check was dated Oct. 8th 1916 and was paid by said bank on Oct. 12, 1916, the check being for $10.00.  The warrant was sworn out by Riley JESTES who denied writing the check and charging said BARDILL with forging his name and getting the money on it.  The defendant was bound over to court, in $1000 bonds which he made and returned to his home that

Nov. 2, 1916
Mr. John KREIS took a load of potatoes to Oakdale Tuesday for Ben BYRD who had sold them to J.C. ALLEY at $1.00 per bushel.  He took another load today.

The county Court met in special session and passed a resolution authorizing the Bridge Commission to let contracts for two more steel bridges to built across Clear Fork, one at Peters Ford and one at Brewster Ford. (re-print from Fentress Co. Gazette)

We regret to have to announce that about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon the house of Mr. Pointer BARGER, who lives on the Wartburg and Petros Road about nine miles from Wartburg was totally destroyed by fire.  Mr. Barger is a poor man and has a large family who are turned out of home with only the clothes they had on.

November 16, 1916
The High School Students, who are under the supervision of Miss Sadie RAMSEY, will give a two hour play on the evening of Dec. 9, at 7 o’clock in the high school auditorium.

On Sunday last, St. Peter left the Gates of Heaven ajar and a bright little angel boy, wended its way down to earth and took up its abode in the happy home of Mr. & Mrs. J.E. TANNER We are please to announce that mother and child are doing nicley. November  30, 1916

The H & F E E R R is having some wells dug near the depot, and will erect a water tank here. (Coalfield)

Mart VANN, our barber, fell from his barn loft a few mornings since and sustained some very bad bruises, though no serious injuries.

R.D. McGLOTHIN, aged about 60 years, who is subject to epilepsy, fell from a railroad trestle a week ago during one of his attacks and was very seriously hurt. Since the accident he has been scarcely in a conscious condition and his life is dispaired of.

John B. YORK accidently fell from his wagon last Friday. The wagon which was loaded with crossties ran over him, dislocating his left shoulder and otherwise injuring him..  Drs JONES and EASLEY were called and soon set the bones.Mr. YORK is some better and at this writing is confined to his room.

There is quite a building boom in Wartburg. Some are building, while others putting up additons.

December 14, 1916
Mr. Clarence Brown met with a painful accident last Satruday in falling from a wagon he dislocated his elbow. (Burrville)

Mr. A. HENKLE a well known former resident of Glades, who moved to Chicago a few months ago, died suddenly Dec. 6th from the effects of a bad cold which settled in his lungs. (Deer Lodge)

During the sitting of the Grand Jury this week, the case of Ernest BARDILL, which was a bound over case from Squire SCHUBERT’S court held Oct. 23, in which Mr. BARDILL was held for his appearance at this term of court on a charge of passing a bogus check.The Grand Jury, after examing the witnesses, decided that Mr. Bardill was not guilty and refused to indict him.  Mr. BARDILL is a quiet and respectable citizen of the Lone Mountain Country.

We regret to learn that Friday, Dec. 22, will be the last day of our school here for the winter.  Our school has been taught this term by Mr. William Powell of the third district. Mr. Powell psosesses all the qualities which go to make a successful teacher.
December 21, 1916 – Letters from SANTA:
Dear Santa: I am 5 years old, and of course I want lots and lots of things, but I am just going to ask for the things I want most and I will then expect to get them.  Please bring me a toy piano, a big doll and a teddy bear.  I was about to forget to tell you to bring me some irons to iron my doll clothes.  I shall expect what I’ve asked for, with lots of candy, oranges and apples.  Love to you and Mrs. Santa.     Charlotte Aytes, Frankfort.
Dear Santa, I am a little boy 5 years old and I want you to bring me a little wagon and a toy dog and a horse and some apples, oranges candy and nuts.  The is all I will ask for this time. Good By.
Granville McPETERS
Please Dear Santa: Bring us a doll, a little wagon and candy,
oranges and nuts and don’t forget our little sister Ava.  Please bring us a little lamp too.
Wilma and Lela Stone, Rockwood, Rte 3
Dear Santa; I am a little girl 10 years old.  Please bring me a pair of gloves and a handkerchief box, and don’t forget my little sister, Tressie, and bring her an unbreakable doll and some candy; so good by Santa,
Georgia Dilbeck, Wartburg.
We will pay 30 cents for Eggs and 25 cents per
pound for Butter, in cash.  SCHUBERT’S STORE.

December 28, 1916
“A.F. NACE, editor of the Morgan County Banner at Oakdale, has been called to his home near York, Pa, hence this week’s issue of the Banner will be omitted.  Nr. Nace was called to his home to attend the funeral of his dear mother.

Mr. A. HONEYCUTT has been at Knoxville for the past two weeks
on the Federal Jury.

Mr. J. S. GREER has been suffering for two weeks with a sprained wrist which was caused while cranking his machine.  The little Ford kicked!

Mr. J.M. PETETT and family have returned from California.

Mrs. W.B. CRENSHAW and the children spent Christmas evening and
Tuesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson ROBINSON.

August 10, 1916
Squire Adcock’s court was the scene of a lively legal tilt here Saturday.  
The MORRISON Brothers, proprietors of the Oliver Springs Brick Yard, were on trial for felonious assualt on William Settle.  The evidence pointed in opposite directions and the defendents were acquitted.

October 12, 1916
Squire ADCOCK’S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to
nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county.  Harry GOUG
who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence.  The
alleged victim and accuser was little  Miss Gertrude McDANIEL, age 13 years.  The crime
is said to have been committed Saturday evening week near the Prudential Mines. 
Gouge was arrested by Constable W.H. WARD and brought before Equires ADCOCK 
and WEBSTER who after hearing the evidence of the little girl and  Gouge’s father,
committed the accused to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg.  The State
was represented by Harvey Ward and the defendent by J.M. DAVIS and C.C.JACKSON

October 26, 1916
   Earnest BARDILL, a quiet farmer of the Lone Mountain community of planters, was
arrested and brought to town and tried at the Court House in Wartburg on Monday of this
week, before Bruno SCHUBERT, a Justice of the Peace, the indictment charging
BARDILL with forgery.  
  The proof showed that a check was drawn on the Oakdale Bank & Trust Co, by Riley
JESTES to Enoch BARDILL  and by Enoch BARDILL endorsed.The check was dated
Oct. 8th 1916, and was paid by said bank on Oct. 12th, 1916, the
check being for $10.00.
   The warrent was sworn out by Riley JESTES who denied writing the check; and
charging said BARDILL with forging his name and getting the money on it.
  Since a Justice of the Peace tries such cases on the probable cause of guilt and not upon
the reasonable doubt, the defendant was bound over to court, in $1,000 bonds which he
made and returned to his home that evening.

December, 14, 1916
  During the sitting of the Grand Jury this week the case of Ernest BARDILL, which was
a bound over case from Squire SCHUBERT’S court held Oct. 23, in which Mr.
BARDILL was held for appearance at this term of court on a charge of passing a bogus
check upon the bank at Oakdale.  The grand Jury, after examing the witnesses decided
that Mr. Bardill was not guilty and refused to indict him.  He is a quiet and respectable
citizen of the Lone Mountain country.

Met Dec. 11, 1916 with Judge HICKS on the bench and  States Attorney W.H. BUTTRAM and Charles W. SUMMER, Clerk in attendance.

The following cases were heard and disposed of:

State vs:

W W CHRISTMAS, case nollied on costs. 
James BRANDENBURG, murder, continued 
James COFFEE, carrying arms, continued 
R. ANGEL and Chas. ARP, felonious assault, 
not guilty 
A.M. CARDELL carrying arms, not guilty 
William GOOCH, felonious assault, found 
guilty of simple assault, fined $40 and costs. 
unlawfully selling liquor, continued 
Charles ROGERS, cruelty to animals, nullied 
J.F. EVANS, carrying weapons, continued by State.

State vs: 
W. COFFEY, keeping female dog, $5.00 and cost. 
Jas HANSFORD, drunkeness, nullie on cost 
Walter Williams,  nullied on costs 
Arch WEAVER,unlawfully selling liquor, fined $50 and sixty days. 
Adam DAUGERTY, carrying arms, fined $50 and thirty days. 
Adam DAUGERTY, selling liquor to minors, fined $25 and cost. 
Gilbert LANGLEY, carry arms, fined $50 and cost. 
A.P. GOLDSTON, et al forfiture, nullied on cost. 
Harvey GOUCH, rape, acquitted of rape and hung jury 
  on age of consent. 
Adam DAUGERTY, carry concealed arms, not guilty 
On Friday afternoon the court adjourned over to January 19, 1917 




Michael Arnold II
Ryle Rgt
Thomas Adcock North Carolina
Henry Begley Virginia
Daniel Blevins North Carolina
Thomas Butler North Carolina
John Craig North Carolina
John Crenshaw Virginia
William Davidson North Carolina/Virginia
Gabriel Fry Virginia
Meshack Green North Carolina
Joseph Griffith Virginia
Samuel Hall North Carolina
John Holland Pennsylvania
William Holland Maryland
John Holloway Tennessee
John Howard South Carolina
Thomas Knidred Virginia
John Lawson North Carolina
James McDaniel North Carolina
Nathaniel Milton North Carolina
Sebastian ‘Boston’  Ollis
b Germany 1743, d Morgan Co TN
South Carolina
Joseph Patton North Carolina
Williams Patterson Virginia
Able Peak Virginia
Clemmon Phillips North Carolina
Royal Price North Carolina
Charles Priestly South Carolina
John Reed South Carolina
Joshua Roberts Virginia
Joseph Stonecipher North Carolina
John Staples Virginia, d/ Morgan Co. TN, 28 June 1837
John Williams Virginia
Smith Willis Pennsylvania


Company B was enrolled at Montgomery, Morgan County, Tennessee August 6, 1861 by James M. Melton and Mitchell R. Millsaps.  The men were from Morgan and Fentress counties.  Mustered in at CampDick Robinson, Ky., August 20, 1861.  Mustered out at Knoxville,October 6, 1864.  Mitchell R. Millsaps was Captain.

ASHLEY, Josiah DP Pvt.
BARGER, Abraham, L. DP Pvt.
BARGER, William H. DP Pvt.
BEATY, Thomas C.. DP Pvt.
BEATY, Jonathan A. Pvt.
BEATY, William H. Pvt.
BRADSHAW, Andrew J. DP Pvt.
BRADSHAW, Samuel C. Cpl.
BRADEN, John Pvt.
BRYANT, William H. DP Pvt.
BYRD, Samuel M. KA Pvt.
CHOAT, Jacob DP Pvt.
CLARK, James A. Pvt.
CRENSHAW, William B. ?
DANIEL, Calvin KA Pvt.
DANIEL, Paul Pvt.
DANIEL, Rueben DP Pvt.
DUNCAN, Ezra H. DP Pvt.
DUNCAN, George W. DP Pvt.
DUNCAN, John C. DP Pvt.
EASTRIDGE, William 1st Lt.
FARMER, McCager Pvt.
FARMER, Thomas T. Pvt.
FRANCIS, Charles S. DA Pvt.
FRANCIS, Thomas KA Pvt.
GARNER, Joseph Pvt..
GARRETT, Daniel KA Pvt.
GARRETT, John M Pvt.
GEASLAND, Stephen Pvt.
GILBERT, George Pvt.
GODDARD, Elena KA Pvt.
GRAY, David H. Pvt.
HALL, Garrett, Jr. Pvt.
HALL, Garrett, Sr. Pvt.
HALL, John, Jr. DP Pvt.
HART, William Pvt
HAWN, Elisha DP Pvt.
HITCH, William Pvt.
HONEYCUTT, David K. Pvt.
HONEYCUTT, George W. Pvt.
HOOPER, James 2nd Lt.
HULL, Morgan H. Pvt
HUNTER, Napolean Pvt.
HUNTER, Isham Pvt.
HURTT, William                     (submitted info) DP Pvt.
ISREAL, Moses DP Pvt.
JACKS, Benjamin S. DP Pvt.
JOHNSON, James H. ??
JONES, John E. DP Pvt.
JOYNER, Calvin G. Pvt.
KEITH, Geroge W. Sgt.
KEITH, William J. Sgt.
KELIN,  John Pvt
LANGLEY, Henry Pvt.
LAYMANCE, Andrew J. Cpl.
MARTIN, Andrew J. Pvt.
McCARTT, Jesse DP Pvt.
McCARTT, Henry Pvt.
McCARTT, John Sgt.
McCARTT, Robert . Pvt.
McCARTT, William DP Pvt.
McCARTER, Isaac Pvt.
McPETERS, Inman KA Pvt.
MELTON, Nathan I. KA Pvt.
MILLSAPS, Mitchell R. Capt.
MULLINIX, Andrew B. Cpl.
MULLINIX, Sampson Pvt.
NEEL, Meedy N. Sgt.
PRICE, James A. Pvt.
PRICE, Willis Pvt
RAGAN, John C. Pvt.
RICHARDS, William Pvt.
ROBINS, Alfred Sgt
ROBINSON, Alex A. Pvt.
ROBINSON, George G. Pvt.
ROBINSON, Obediah Pvt.
ROUARK, David Pvt.
SANDUSKY. Gabriel DP Pvt.
SCOTT, John L. DP Pvt.
SELLS, Issac Sgt.
SELLS, John Pvt.
SHANNON, James Pvt.
SILCOX, Ewel Pvt.
SILCOX, John F. DP Pvt.
SILVEY, William R. Pvt.
SMITH, James R. Pvt.
SPENCER, Levi O. Pvt.
STANFORD, James M. Cpl.
TAYLOR, James T. Cpl
WEBB, John Pvt.
WEBB, John T. Pvt.
WEBB, Jefferson DP Pvt.
WEBB, Robert DP Pvt.
WEBB, Welcom Pvt.
WEBB, Willis ` Pvt.
WEBB, William R. Pvt.
WILLIAMS, William W. DP Pvt.
WILLSON, Andrew J. Pvt.
WILLSON, John C. Pvt.
WINNINGHAM, Richard D. Pvt.
WRIGHT, Horace H. Pvt.
WRIGHT, William Pvt.
YOUNG, James Pvt.

DP – Died in Prison    KA – Killed in Action 

MUSTER ROLLS OF 2ND REGIMENT DEFECTIVE* * * * * * * * * * *       The muster rolls of the regiment are defective, most records having been taken by the Confederates when a large part of the regiment was captured near Rogersville, Tennessee on November 6, 1863.  The rolls have been reconstructed from all available sources of reliable information.  The process is ongoing for, even today a name can sometimes be added from a newly discovered document or even an old letter.  Pension applications are also an important source of information on Civil War Veterans.

 The information used in compiling this history of the 2nd Regiment has come from several different
written histories and articles on the regiment as well as from diaries and letters from a number of veterans.