NOTES ON ANTIQUES AND ANCESTRY OF WISE COUNTY PEOPLE
By James Taylor Adams
near Big Laurel was built in the year 1849
Indian Creek between Union and Confederate forces of
the Civil War,
Banner was wounded. His wife came, performed an
operation in an
to save his life, but he died.
Calvin Perkey lived on a branch of Indian Creek just above the Poindexter place before the Civil War. Source: E.J. Bond
Aaron Nash guardian of infant heirs of Caroline Pickens, deceased. April 16, 1872.Source: Court Records
his will October 25, 1869, mentioning sons, Stephen,
and Thomas H., and daughters, Jane and Eliza.
Alexander Hall made his will April 24, 1866, naming sons, Alexander and Isham, daughter Rebecca and step son, William Sturgill (a jack). Hiram Riggs, John Miller and John G. Sturgill, witnesses. Source: Court Records
her will September 29, 1870, naming son, Nelson, E.
Fraley and William Miller.
appraised on February 5, 1870 by James Holbrook,
M.C.V. Wolfe and
T. Davis. Source: Court Records
George H. Gray's estate was settled march 19, 1871, by N.B. Gray, administrator.Source: Court Records
Inventory of Daniel Ramey's estate made November 23, 1868 by Henry Ramey, "one of the administrators." Source: Court Records
Administration was granted on estate of John P. Wolfe to Robert E. Wolfe, February 28, 1865. Source: Court Records
John P. Chase was Commissioner of Revenue in 1865 and Kenderick Perkey a deputy. Source: Court Records
Freeman Beverly was guardian of Elizabeth Beverly, infant daughter of Sylvester,deceased, March 29, 1865.Source: Court Records
qualified as Justices of the Peace on July 26, 1864:
Harvey C. Bruce was elected presiding Justice.
James Hunsucker qualified as Surveyor on the same day.
Joseph H. Stallard, Joshua H. Bruce and Berry H. Tolbert qualified as Constables.
Andrew Shepherd, Daniel Short, John B. Cooper and Thomas Evans appointed Overseers of the Poor.
A.W. Smith was Commonwealth Attorney at the same time and James M. Gibson, Sheriff. He was required to execute a bond of $50,000.00. Jeremiah T. Chase, A.J. Long and J.H. Snodgrass were sureties.
Morgan T. Lipps was re-elected Clerk the same year. Stephen H. Senter, Noah B. Bruce, Alexander Vance, Isaac Kilgore and Jeremiah T. Chase were his sureties. Source: Court Records
Compiled by James Taylor Adams, printed in the Coalfield Progress June, 1936
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