ON THE POUND
By James Taylor Adams
As listed for me
in George Austin’s Store at The Pound one day in 1930,
if I remember alright, by One-Eyed Dock Mullins.
Dock seemed very proud of the record. He had,
himself, accounted for one of the killings and since
then poor old Dock decided to add another name to the
list by blowing his own brains out. I remember
George said “Dock, I don’t think that is anything to
be proud of.” George Austin died shortly after
- Elias Collier
killed Brack Phelps on North Fork about 1890.
- Dock Howell
killed William Addington at Donkey.
- Sam Craft
killed Noah Sowards about 1900 at Donkey.
- Ed Hall
killed Wid Moore and Horace (or Harve) Wright at
- Dr. Marshall
B. Taylor, Calvin and Henan Fleming killed Ira
Mullins, Mrs. Mullins, Wilson Mullins, John Chappell
and Greenberry Moore at Killing Rock on Pine
- Jerome (Fish)
Gilliam killed John Hall on Indian Creek.
- Em. Swindall,
Nelson Mullins, Martin Sowards and John Marion Hall
killed Pat Cox on Pine Mountain.
- Mack Wright
killed Ed Cox in South of the Mountain.
- Arch Hopkins
killed John Marion Hall near Donkey.
- Harry McFall
killed George Sowards at Foot of the Mountain.
- Ed Hall was
killed at Donkey maybe by Arch Hopkins
- Rufus Phipps
killed Foot of Mountain by unknown party.
- Tolby Hall
killed unknown man at Mud Hole (or maybe it was Hall
who was killed.)
Waldron (Waliron) was killed or killed somebody at
Foot of Mountain.
Mullins killed Marshall Mullins on Bold Camp.
Branham killed his wife, Nan Branham on Mill Creek
and was hanged for it.
- Bill Tutt
killed Joel Sturgill on North Fork.
- Will Wallen
killed Monroe Pennington on North Fork.
Bolling killed his father, Floyd Bolling on North
- Sol Osborne
killed Joe Short at The Pound.
Bolling killed Sampy Short on North Fork.
- Bob Mullins
killed Will Mullins, his brother, on Bold Camp.
- Elbert Hale
killed Daniel Short on Bold Camp.
- John Bogus
(Baugess) killed his wife, who was a Mullins, on
Waddell killed John Steffey in South of
Bolling killed George Vaughn on South Fork.
Hubbard killed Jerry Hubbard, his brother-in-law, on
- At the same
time Willard Hubbard killed his brother, Milford
Hubbard at same place.
- Enoch Wright
killed Preston Bentley at Donkey.
- Walter Killen
killed Charlie Powers on Bold Camp.
Branham killed Dave Fleming on Mill Creek.
- Lee Sloane
killed Eugene Sowards in South of Mountain.
- Carlton Boggs
killed Arch Mullins near Foot of Mountain.
- Carlton Boggs
killed Johce Mullins at Donkey.
- Nancy (or
Nannie) Jane Mullins killed Jude Mullins, her
husband at Donkey.
- Dock Mullins
killed Carlton Boggs at Foot of Mountain.
- Jonce Mullins
above, killed by Carlton Boggs, was Dock’s
Belcher killed Elbert Baker on North Fork.
- Clint Wyatt
and his son killed Tom Hawkins at Foot of
- Picket and
other officers killed Jarvey Mullins on Birchfield.
- Some people
killed Ira Patton at the same place.
Dorton killed Henry Dorton, his brother, on Bold
Addington and others killed George Tiiman on Indian
- Son Gibson
and John Cox killed Green (maybe not Green) Branham
on Indian Creek.
- A mob, killed
Leonard Wood, a Negro, in Pound Gap.
- Two Negroes
were killed in the Combs Construction Camp, at Foot
of Mountain, by another Negro.
- Bobby Qualls
killed Henderson Adams on South Fork.
Mullins killed Hark Willis Howell on Bold Camp.
- A man named
Lewis killed a man named Fletcher at Horse Gap.
- A man named
Shupe killed a man whose name Dock could not
remember on Indian Mountain.
Craft killed Bill Culbertson at Mud Hole.
Source: James Taylor Adams Collection, Clinch
Valley College Library, Wise, VA.