Lila is the daughter of James and Mary Ann Roof Barnes.

Born in Haywood Co. NC in 1839.

Died in 1908.

Buried in West Cemetery, Mill Creek.

Children: Sarah Jane, Lisa, Amanda, Elizabeth, James, Cora and Alice.

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

Slim and Irene Barnes

Location: Old Sunbright Bridge

Submitted by Kim Barnes


John Barnes b. 11/24/1839 d. 11/22/1937
Father of Bethleham “Slim” Barnes– – Private, Company E, First Regiment of Infantryserving under Captain Julius Aystell.
He served from August 17, 1861 to September 17, 1864.
Was honorably discharged. He lived to be 98 years old.- – –Terril Barnes (arrow) b. abt 1793 father of John Barnes.
Brother Shadrick Barnes far bottom right corner.
* Terril Barnes,  fought in the War of 1812 in Battle of New Orleans


Courtesy of Curtis & Kim Barnes 


L to R-   Nell, Melton,(Buster) Rose,
Mary, Eva Johnson and Helen.
      Melton was born 3/1878 in Scott Co. TN  died 12/28/1953.
Melton Joseph is the son of Edmond Harvey and
Nancy Ann Voils Walker
Eva Johnson Walker born 7/16/1896,  died 3/1928.Photo taken in 1919
b. 3-28-1878 – d. 12-28-1953son of
Edmond Harvey Walker
Nancy Ann Voiles “Vine”Burial: Piney Cemetery
Oakdale, TN
b. July 16, 1896 – d. March 21, 1928Daughter of
John Buster Johnson
Lillian ForresterBurial: Piney Cemetery
Oakdale, TN

John Buster Johnson
B-1/14/1870 D-1/18/1957.
Father: Allen Johnson, Mother: Evalena.
Lillian Josephine Forrester
B-12/4/1874 –  D-7/10/1960
Father: John Forrester
Mother:  Elizabeth Gibson Bullard
Parents of Eva Walker


Mary Irene Walker
Born:12/3/ 1915
Burial: Piney Cemetery Oakdale, TN
Otto Barnes.
Taken in  Summer of 1933


Jimmy Walker
Jane Walker
Bonnie Walker
The children of Milton and Eva Walker.

Taken Oakdale, TN


born Oct. 3, 1919, passed away Sept. 2, 2000, in San Pablo, California. She was 80 years old and a native of Oakdale,TN.  She was the wife of the late Marshall William Underwood, born April 16, 1913 and died Jan 28, 1976, also of Oakdale, TN.  She is survived by son Larry Dean Underwood of Texas; daughters Barbara Marie Ayscue of North Carolina and Shirley Ann Roberts of California; sisters, Rose Barnes and Helen Dunaway of Tennessee,and Janalena McFarlane of Illinois and Bonnie Cline of Florida; brothers, Ernest Walker of Indiana and the late Alva and Jimmy Walker of TN. She had 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren.  Wanda was laid to rest in Rolling Hillls Memorial Park Richmond, California, Sept. 7, 2000.

Submitted by her daughter: Shirley Ann Roberts


Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
ROCKFORD-Helen Lena Walker Duaway, 83, of Rockford IL, died at 11:09 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002,
in Swedish American Hospital. Born: Feb. 7, 1918, in Oakdale, TN, daughter of Milton J. and Eva Johnson
Walker. Rockford resident for 50 years, coming here from TN. Married: Eugene Dunaway on Jan. 11, 1952, in Georgia. She retired from OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Feb. 1991. Helen was baptized into the
Seventh Day Adventist Church on Feb. 7, 1948. Survivours include children: Wade Irene Vasquez, Mary Jane (Richard) Barker, both of Rockford., Dwight (Kathy)Dunaway of Roswell, NM, Sherry (Jim) Kolthoff of Rockford, Janice (Don) Watts, Berona (Ken Dodge, Ronald Dunaway, and Conrad (Linda) Dunaway; 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Eugene; daughter Roslinda Farrish; and sons, Eugene Jr. and Lon Dunaway.

Services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels Ltd., East Chapel, 1001 Second
Ave., with Pastor Carlos Pena of Belvidere Seventh Day Advantist Church officiating. Burial: in Scandinavian
Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the East Chapel. Memorials to: Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 230 Van Buren St., Belvidere, IL 61008. 1-29-2002. [Rockford Register Star]

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

Born:10/25/1857 Roane Co. TN
Died:11-23-1922 Livington MI
Father: James W. Wilhoit Mother:Mary Jane

Born: 1-15-1858 NC
Died: 2-14-1917 Livington MI
Father: John Barnes Mother Delilah (Lia) Barnes


Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

Benson Myers Morgan Family

This is a photo of my great grand parents taken at their home in Coalfield, Morgan, TN about 1905
BENSON MYERS MORGANThis is a photo of my great grandfather Benson Myers MORGAN who lived in Coalfield, Morgan, TN in the early 1900 with his family. He married into the WALLS,  HACKER, BARNES, GRANT, SETTLES, McKEEHAN, FERGUSON, family lines and several others in Morgan County.

Name: Benson Myers MORGAN — Given Name: Benson Myers Surname: Morgan
Sex: M Birth: 7 JUL 1861 in Old Elverton,Roane,Tennessee,USA
Death: 25 JUL 1930 in Coalfield,Morgan,Tennesee,USA
Burial: 1930

Name: Sarah Ann Dellaware WALLS — Given Name: Sarah Ann Dellaware Surname: Walls
Sex: F Birth: 19 MAY 1862 in Morgan,Tennessee,USA
Death: 22 MAR 1934
Burial: Ritter Cemetery, Coalfield, Morgan,Tennessee, USA

This is about 1905 of the BENSON MORGAN family of Coalfield, Morgan, TN. Taken in front of their home. # 2 is Benson Myers MORGAN, # 3 is his wife, Sarah Ann Delaware WALLS, # 6 is George Alexander MORGAN, # 8 is Minerva Roseanna Lynch, George’s wife.  The rest are unidentified and please, if anyone can tell me who they are, advise me.

Name: George Alexander MORGAN
Given Name: George AlexanderSurname: Morgan
Sex: M Birth: 13 OCT 1882 in Coalfield,Morgan,Tennessee,USA
Death: 25 NOV 1970 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA
Burial: 28 NOV 1970 Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA
Note:  Is Buried in West Salem Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Courtesy of Jack Leroy Bryson



age 93, of Oakdale, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2007

Left to right–   Betty Jo Langley,
Alyene Barnes, Jane Walker,
Lorene Monday,
and Roger Boshears.  E-mail  if you can identify
the boys in the background.This was taken about 1940
Floyd J. Barnes Melton J. Walker
and granddaughter  Helen.
Taken at Oakdale
Walter B. Barnes
born1903 –  Died 1962                             MarriedEmma Davis


Jackson Barnes B-5-24-1852  NC
died 7-6-1929
Buried at Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Juda Frances Morgan B-5-6-1868 TN  Died-3-31-1927
Buried at Crab Orchard Cemetery.Children: Luther, Ollie Pearl, Charles, Mary,George,Walter,
Effie and Floyd.
CHARLIE CLARENCE BARNESPFC 310 Aux RMT Deport VCBorn: Jan. 12, 1892
Died: March 12-1963Son of: Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes[Notice tents behind trees to left]
 Rose Walker Barnes
is the one in the center of the back row with the arrow pointing to her.
Maybe someone else will know who is in the picture.
Taken in front of the old Oakdale school building.
Year is unknown!

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Henry, b Feb. 14, 1880, d, April 27, 1945
Susie Elizabeth Bane, b Aug. 30, 1882, d July 11, 1969
Parents of
William (Bill) Barnes
b-March 12, 1912, d, Nov. 28, 2000

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Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

Located about 3 miles south of Oakdale just off Hwy 299 next to the Crab Orchard Church

Edward Otto Leopper
11-28-1943, 12-27-1945
son of
Ralph Henry & Bertie Rachel MCGILL Leopper.

J. L. Laymance

Norma Corinne Alley
8-11-1949, 7-25-1951

Rose Land  [Rose Velt Land]
12-12-1903, 2-11-1970
d/o Benjamin Franklin Hall  & Julia Ann Evans
w/o Obed Land

Doreen Hall Cromwell
5-13-1913, 2-1-1975
w/o Clyde Andrew Cromwell
d/o Benjamin Franklin Hall  & Julia Ann Evans

Clyde Cromwell
9-19-1913, 5-23,1987
s/o William E. & Pearl Rogers Cromwell
h/o Doreen Hall Cromwell

Ralph Henry Leopper
2-28-1909, 4-17-1980
s/o Edward & Ruth Mathis Leopper
Bertie L.McGill
8-16-1912, 11-26-1998

William Louis Headrick
9-27-1888, 12-5-1972
s/o Fritz & Caroline Goldburg Headrick
Edith Louise Tauscher
d/o Ernest H. & Lucy Kreis Tauscher
4-14-1892, 3-14-1976

Fred G. Headrick
Emma Langley Headrick

Luther Leonard Mathis
1-23-1899, 4-14-1970
s/o Jacob & Sally Honeycutt Mathis
m:  12-17-1922
Thelma V. Bingham
8-5-1904, 1-20-1994
d/o George & Ollie Reynolds Bingham

Edward Christopher Leopper
9-6-1881, 5-14-1974
s/o George H. & Christiane Wilhelmine MELHORN Leopper
His 2nd wife-  Ida Frank Tucker
12-29-1894, 4-27-1981
d/o Henry & Susan Lewis Tucker

1940 – 1941
s/o Floyd and Rose Walker Barnes

b: 1898
s/o Jackson and Juda Barmes

s/o James and Mary Ann Roof Barnes
b:  5-24-1852
d: 7-6-1929
d/o Solomon and Minerva Mitchell Morgan
b: 5-6-1868
d: 3-31-1927
s/o  Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes
b: 6-6-1888
d: 1-1-1931
b: Apr. 21, 1968
d: May 31, 1968
s/o Robert and Trudie Barnes Bingham

d/o Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes
d: 7-4-1978
b: 5-10-1889
d: 2-21-1940

d/o James Sherman Isham and Ollie Barnes
b: 6-6-1922w/o KENNETH HARGIS
b: 1-7-1916
d: 10-11-1964

s/oKenneth and Faye Isham Hargis
b: Dec. 3, 1946
d: Apr. 17, 1950

b: Mar. 25, 1890
d: Mar. 3, 1946
d/o Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes

b: Apr. 22, 1921
d: Aug. 14, 1936
d/o William and Ruth Bullard

b: 4-22-1921
d: 8-14-1936w/o WILLIAM H. BULLARD

b: Feb. 25, 1887

Persons buried in Crab Orchard Cemetery with no tombstones.

John William Kittrell, Sr – b. 5 Oct 1827 – d. 3 Jul 1914 –
h/o Malinda Nethery Kittrell –
s/o Roland & Frances Bottoms Kittrell

Martha D Kittrell – b. 27 May 1853 – d. 8 Nov 1931 –
d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Mary F Kittrell Williams – b. 24 Oct 1854 – d. 11 Aug 1936 –
w/o Paul M Williams –
d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Winfield Scott ‘General’ Kittrell – b. 25 Nov 1856 – d. Mar 1941 –
s/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Christiana A ‘Annie’ Kittrell Grasham – b. 24 Feb 1861 – d. c1924 –
w/o George W Grasham – d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Amanda E ‘Mandy’ Kittrell – b. 18 Jan 1868 – d. 24 May 1942 –
d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Mary Jane Polsgrove Brawner – b. Jun 1847 – d. 16 Jun 1930 –
w/o Charles R Brawner (buried McKinney, KY) –
d/o Sanford & Nancy Harrod Polsgrove

Carl Grasham – b. 4 May 1894 – d. 1 Feb 1991 –
s/o George & Christiana Kittrell Grasham

Submitted by Joan Woodhull


[Addition information has been added using the Morgan County Cemetery Book as the source.]

Courtesy of:   Judith Pitcockand Steve Mathis

 News Clips – 1919

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage Licenses issued

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

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

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

Week of April 18, 1919
John Lester to Bertha Holloway

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

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

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

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

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

Week of July 25, 1919

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

Week of August 8, 1919

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

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

Week of August 22, 1919
Fred Ehme to Flora Carler

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

More Marriage Licenses issued

Week of September 5, 1919

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six German Helmets will be assigned to Morgan County to be distributed as premiums as follows:
One Helmet to the man selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the woman selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the man selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the lady selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the boy selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the girl selling the greatest nuimber of Liberty Bonds.
Should the same party sell both the greatest number of Bonds and the largest number of dollars worth, the second Helmet will be awared to the party selling the second greatest number.
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Jesse Brewster – Rainbow Division  
Phillip Hall  
Dot Bird  
Theodore Basler  
Lawrence Joyner  
Jack Ramsey  
Arthur Duncan  
Roy Morgan  
Sgt. Walter Kries – 82nd Div  
Ed. C. Peters  
Roy Morgan  
Lt. Lester Davis  
Pvt. Hydle Brown  
Jones Davis  
Walter Human  
Joe Mosier  
Kenneth Johnson  
Henry Dundeberry  
Corp Asmer K. Johnson  
Clyde Neil 
Heidel Brown  
Harrison McCann  
Will Cromwell  
Hill Byrd – Old Hickory Div.  
Carl Kreis – 30th Div.  
Joe Summer – 30th Div.  
Carson Brown – Old Hickory Div.  
James McKeethan – Engineering Corp.  
Casper Norman  
Ernest Erickson- Old Hickory Div.  
Vernon Parrott – 30th Div.  
Oscar Human  
Walter E. Human  
Wilburn Hall  
Mark Hambright  
Everet Jones  
Carl Trew  
Dudley Holloway  
Harvey Bullard  
Fred Bullard 

Issued the week ending Sept 13, 1919

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


BINGHAM’S CHAPEL     Bingham’s chapel was located about 2 1/2 miles west of Oakdale on what is now known as the Snow Hill Road area. Several families lived in this community. These families included the Whaleys, Engerts, Binghams, Snows, Robinson, Cromwell, Fairchilds and  more. There was a building used as a church house on Sunday and as a school during the week.  This building was bought by  Charles Engert and moved a-ways out the road and used as a home.  This building is still standing in 1999 and has been renovated and is owned by the Norris Family.  The Whaley Cemetery is across the road from this home.  The following  excerpts are about Bingham’s Chapel  and are from the Morgan County News.

January, 1927 
Henry McKenzie was the week end guest of Carl Whaley. 
Henry Fairchilds and family have moved to Danville, Ky. 
Alene Whaley went to Oakdale on business Friday. 
Miss Lela Hyde will return from her home next Sunday to take 
charge of her school at Bingham’s Chapel. 
Ben and Pearl Snow were the Sunday afternoon guests of Milton Whaley. 
Reece Gilland was the Saturday night guest of Miss Eva Fairchilds. 

February, 1927

Rev. James Rose filled his regular appointment at this place. 
Mr. Joe Robinson is on the sick list but is slowly improving. 
Miss Dorothy McKenzie Mr. Sidebottom and Henry McKenzie 
motored to Lenoir City Saturday afternoon. 
Dave C. Whaley is barbering in Harriman this week. 
Mr. Lonnie and High Snow were Sunday guests of Mr. Chas. Bingham. 
Other names mentioned:  Lou and Andy Fairchild, Mrs. Florence McKenzie, Harry 
Whaley,    Eva Fairchild, Ollie Fairchild,  Mrs. Chas. Bingham, John Bingham 

July, 1927

Rev. James Rose filled his regular appointment here Sunday. 
Emma Whaley of Mossy Grove was visiting Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Whaley at this place Sunday. 
Charlie Blake of Pine Orchard spent Saturday evening with Fred Whaley 
and enjoyed a nice Radio Program. 
Misses Eva and Ollie Fairchild motored to Union Sunday. 


 Rose was located north of Sunbright and near Burrville

April, 1918

Born to Mr. & Mrs. B. J. Neely on April 1st, a son. 
Rev. T. V. Peters failed to fill his regular appointment 
here last Sunday on account of so much rain. 
June 1918

Everett Jones who is in the US Navy located at Ft. H.G. Wright 
on Fishers Island, NY is at home on a ten day furlough. 
Several from here attended the Baptizing at the 
Byrd School house Sunday. 
Mrs. J. S. Young who has been visiting relatives at 
Oneida has returned home. 

September 13, 1918

G. M. York dismissed his school last Monday and hiked himself 
down to the Co. Capital where he took upon himself the solemn 
and binding oath of a J.P.  If any young lady can find her a man 
to tie to let her proceed with him to the Squires where the knot will be tied at once. 
June, 1920

Corell Hull of Dayton, Ohio was calling on Miss Charlotte Morton Sunday. 
Some of our young people attended the singing and play 
at Mrs. Lillie Davis’ Saturday night. 

January 1921

Died on the 25th of Dec., Henry M. York.A large crowd 
attended the funeral service conducted by Rev. Gamble. 
Interment was at Nydeck on the 27th. 
George M. York dismissed his school at Rugby about two 
weeks, on account of his father’s serious illness. 
Mrs. Jane Peters is at the bedside of her brother, 
A.J. Young, who is seriously ill at Rugby. 
January, 1922

 Hubert L. Lewallen of Dayton, O, is vivisting his home a few days. 
Fayette Crisp has moved to M.G. Drake’s farm. 
W. A. McKinney has moved to the Rollins place on White Oak. 
Rev. Jas. M. York of Va. is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. H. M. York and other relatives here 
B.M. Brooks has turned out for fodder, so there will be no more school at Nydick for two weeks. 
February, 1928 
Lawson Crisp who recently married has set up house keeping at the G.W. Crisp place. 
R.M. Brooks is at Knoxville while his father H.MN. Brooks is the the hospital. 


Catoosa was located west of Lancing and Wartburg.* * * * 

July 1921 
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Pollard, on the 13th, 
a fine girl, named Mary Ina. 
Willie H. Summers is home from Hazard, Ky. 
Mrs.  Noah Potter was called here from Sunbright last week 
on account of her mother, Mrs. Martin Norris being very ill. 
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. 
March 1926

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Gillum Jones, March 24th, a fine girl 
who will bear the name Geneva. 
Mrs. A. M. Hawn was the guest of Mrs. E. T. Brown Sunday. 
Mr. Archie Brown was the Sunday Guest of Carl Zumstein. 
Mrs. Fred Jones and little daughter, Ruth were visiting 
Mr. and Mrs. Gillum Jones Sunday. 
September, 1926 
Jessie Debord and Ed Jackson moved their families to Powells Station last week. 
Miss Jewel Allen of Marton, Tenn.. began school here 
last week with an enrollment of forty six pupils. 


May have been called Huffman’s Switch and was located north of Wartburg between Sunbright and Glen Mary

February, 1920 

Reuben Hurtt was out riding on his bicycle Sunday. 
Misses Sarah and Florence Dunaway and Dewey Hutcherson were 
the guest of Mollie and Dorothy Hurtt Sunday. 
Mr. Carl Trew who has been working at Warley, Ky, 
spent the week-end with his mother Mrs. Hannah Trew. 
Miss Julia hurt spent the night with home folks 
Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Hurtt Saturday night. 
Mr. J. R. Hurtt is not running his mill this week. 
He is logging and preparing to saw next week. 
Mrs. Z. T. Scott has been very ill but is better at this writing. 
MAY, 1920 
Ed Bunch called on his best girl Miss Ruth Hurtt near 
Sunbright.  We are sorry Ruth has moved so far away. 
We are sorry  to learn that Misses Molley and Dorothy Hurtt and 
Eunice Scott have moved to Union Grove. 
John L. Scott is spending a few days in Lancing this week. 
B. B. Barnes left Monday for Bollingreen, Ky. 
Miss Lola Davis was the Sunday Guest of Miss Molley Hurtt.