Category Archives: Lincoln

David Emory Wilkinson

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: WILKINSON, David Emory
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
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Virginia Heritage encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

DAVID EMORY WILKINSON -was admitted to the bar
May 12, 1883 and practices in all the courts of Lincoln county and the
counties adjoining. He is a native of Lincoln county, born March 23, 1856 and
a son of John Samuel and Pamelia (Kayser) Wilkinson, who came to Lincoln
county in 1850 from Harrison county (then) Virginia. David E Wilkinson was
teacher of public and select school nine years member of the board of school
examiners two years and commissioner of the circuit court three years which
office he still holds. D. E. Wilkinson attorney-at-law is a promising young
man and a brilliant future is before him. His postoffice address is Hamlin,
Lincoln county, West Virginia.

Elisha Walter Holley

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: HOLLEY, Elisha Walter
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia, New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

ELISHA WALTER HOLLEY M D a native of
Lincoln county born September 10, 1851 is a son of James Avis and Margaret
(Holster) Holley. He was a cadet in the West Virginia University three years.
James Holley, father of Elisha was a sheriff of Lincoln county four years,
having previously been sheriff of Cabell County, West Virginia many years. He
was also deputy U. S. marshall and traveling minister of the Methodist
Episcopal Church: and was one of the earliest and most prominent settlers of
Carroll district. Elisha W. Holley owns about 600 acres of fine farming land,
50 acres of which is excellent bottom land. A portion of the land is heavily
timbered with pine, poplar, maple, locust, beech and walnut. The farm abounds
in cannel coal, building stone and iron ore. The land is located on Mud
river, five miles from Hamlin and upon it is a large orchard and a medicinal
spring. Mr. Holley attended the first course of lectures at Ohio Medical
College in Cincinnati, June 28, 1882; he graduated from the Lousiville,
Kentucky, Medical College. he is physician and surgeon attending to all
calls, night or day, promptly. His address is Hamlin, Lincoln county, West
Virginia.

Evormint Ward Brumfield

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: BRUMFIELD, Evormint Ward
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock. 1974.

EVORMINT WARD BRUMFIELD–is a native of Lincoln
county, born July 15, 1841, and he is a son of John H. and Rachel (Haskins)
Brumfield. In Lincoln county, February 14, 1867, E. W. Brumfield was joined
in marriage with Laury Johnson, born in Lincoln county, October 22, 1843, and
a daughter of Perry and Irena (Gilkinson) Johnson. The children born to Mr.
and Mrs. Brumfield are: Junea Lilly, May 14, 1868; Spicy, October 1, 1871;
Maud Eske, April 24, 1881; all at home. Mr. Brumfield served in the Federal
army during the civil war in Company G. 3d West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry.
He enlisted November 15, 1863 and served until the close of the war, and was
a participant in the following battles, Winchester, Piedmont, Mount Crawford,
Rudes Hill and Bunker Hill. One brother of E. W. Brumfield, William Randolph,
was killed in the war. Mr. and Mrs. Brumfield joined the Methodist Episcopal
Church July 16, 1869 in which Mr. Brumfield has been class leader. His
grandfathers were among the earliest settlers of Lincoln county. E W
Brumfield owns about 105 acres of fine farming land in Sheridan district, on
Bear creek, four miles northwest of Hamlin; the land is well cultivated and
has upon it a large orchard of apple, peach, plum and cherry trees. Beside
tilling the soil in Carroll district, the subject of this sketch is jailer
and deputy sheriff of Lincoln county, which office he has held two years.
Direct mail to Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

Granvill Curry

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: CURRY, Granvill
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
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Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974

GRANVILL CURRY
—-and Nancy Ann Thompson were united in wedlock in Cabell county, West
Virginia, October 8, 1868, the Rev. Benjamin Hager officiating clergyman. The
children of the union are all at home and were born as follows: Cora Zulema,
June 28, 1869; William Hiram Francisco, December 12, 1870; Georgia Roxile,
November 30, 1872; Agnes Bertha, September 19, 1875; Franklin Ellsworth,
March 26, 1878; Oscar Fleming, July 3, 1880; Laura Jane April 22, 1883. Mrs.
Curry was born in Cabell county, March 8, 1845 and her parents are William
and Martha Ann (Morrison) Thompson. The former died August 20, 1876.
Granville Curry was born in Lincoln county October 30, 1841, a son of Hiram
and Barbara (Kayser) Curry. The former died December 29, 1869. Mr. Curry
served in the Federal army during the late war in Company G. 3d West Virginia
Volunteer Cavalry. He enlisted in the fall of 1862 and remained until the
close of the war, participating in the following battles: Winchester, Newton,
Cedar Creek, Fisher Hill, Fiery Forks, seven days’ fight near Richmond,
Bunkers Hill, and he was present at Lee’s surrender. Mr. and Mrs. Curry
joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867, in which Mr. Curry has been
class leader, steward, Sabbath school superintendent and is at present a
trustee. His parents were among the earliest settlers on Big Buffalo creek,
Carroll district. Granvill Curry is a farmer in Carroll district, owning 125
acres of well-improved land on Big Buffalo creek, five miles east from
Hamlin. A part of the land is heavily timbered with poplar, pine, oak,
hickory and walnut and there is upon the farm a large orchard of apple,
peach, pear, plum and quince trees.

George Washington Smith

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: SMITH, George Washington
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia: Ed Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH is a school
teacher in Lincoln county in which county he has taught thirteen years,
reading all literature which tends to qualify him for his profession. he is
eminently successful, and in each district would be heartily welcome. He is a
native of Lawrence county, Ohio, born December 1, 1855. He came to Lincoln
county in 1868 with his parents, Thomas and Rachael (Ullom) Smith. Two
brothers of Mr. Smith were in the late war, in the Federal army, one of whom
served three years. Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia is the postoffice
address of G. W. Smith.

Harrison Floyd Chambers

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: CHAMBERS, Harrison Floyd
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock. 1974

HARRISON FLOYD CHAMBERS–born in Logan
county West Virginia, March 6, 1832, is a son of James and Elizabeth (Cole)
Chambers. In Logan county, December 6, 1855, Harrison F. Chambers was united
in the holy bonds of wedlock with Araminta daughter of William and Mary Ann
(McNeally) Burgess. She was born in Logan county, August 5, 1837, and she is
the mother of twelve children all but two living. They were born as follows:
Millard Whitten, October 8, 1856, Elizabeth Ann, February 18, 1859; James
Wise, March 21, 1861; Mary Melinda, November 27, 1862; William Lewis, April
13, 1865; Martha Alice, July 25, 1867; John Lee, June 2, 1869; Minerva May,
August 16, 1872; died September 8, 1873; Georgia Cora, February 16, 1875;
Albert Sidney, May 13, 1878; Lulie Bell, April 24, 1880. The children are all
living at home with the exception of Elizabeth, who resides in Logan county.
H. F. Chambers was constable of Logan county before he settled in Lincoln
county, in 1883. he had two brothers in the late war; one ranked as captain
in the Confederate army, and the other served as private in the same army.
Mrs. Chambers had two brothers in the Federal army, both killed, and one on
the Confederate side, who returned home safe. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers owns 200
acres of good farming land on Scary creek, seven miles from Hamlin and 8
miles from Griffithsville. The land is well improved, good trees, and a
portion of the land heavily timbered with poplar, oak and walnut; coal and
iron are found in abundance. Address Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

James H. Long

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: LONG, James H.
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and geographical
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Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia: Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock, 1874.

JAMES H LONG was
born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, September 28, 1838 and settled in
Lincoln county March 19, 1878. His parents James and Jane (Conner) Long are
still residents in Franklin county. J. H. Long first married A. E. Eldridge
on the 29th of January, 1860 the ceremony having been performed at
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One child was born of this union; James E., born
May 19, 1862, died October 14, 1879. Emma Barton (Richards) daughter of Peter
M and Peninah C (Akers) Barton was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania in
1842 and in this county, October 22, 1873, she became the wife of Mr. J. H.
Long. At the time of her marriage with Mr. Long she was a widow and the
mother of two children. Her first husband was Samuel A Eshleman whom she
married May 29, 1862 and Charles E was born June 11, 1863 and died October 4,
1881, and Mr. Eshleman died July 1, 1864. She then married T. T. S. Richards
February 20, 1867 and of their union was born one child Mary Zena born March
21, 1868 who now resides in Bedford county, Pennsylvania. Mr. Richards
departed this life January 3, 1869. James H Long was in the militia during
the late war and one brother was in the 126th Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry. Mrs. Long is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Long
is a harness maker by trade but at present he is proprietor of the Hamlin
House, which is in every respect a first-class hotel, the rooms are well
furnished neat and comfortable, good stables attached: charges reasonable,
Hamlin Lincoln county West Virginia.

Jermon Hollandsworth

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: HOLLANDSWORTH, Jermon
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Virginia heritage encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock, 1974

JERMON HOLLANDSWORTH–is one of the farming
population in Carroll district, Lincoln county, owning about 200 acries of
land on Big Creek five miles north of Hamlin, which has the best
improvements; is well-watered; heavily timbered with pine, poplar, locust,
hickory, sugar beech, maple and walnut; a fine young orchard of rare fruit;
coal and iron ore in abundance and good indication of silver. Mr.
Hollandsworth was baptized in April, 1878 and joined the United Baptist
Church. His wife joined the same church in July, 1878; their sons; C. S.
November 24, 1878; Thomas R. January 4, 1880; John F., January 1, 1882. The
subject of this sketch was born in Henry county Virginia, December 20, 1832
and came to Lincoln county, November 11, 1865 and he is a son of Madison and
Susan (Hollandsworth) Hollandsworth. In Franklin county Virginia January 14,
1857, the words were pronounced which made Jermon Hollandsworth and Martha
Jane McGee man and wife. She was born in Franklin county, August 29, 1839 and
her parents are Nelson and Susan (Richards) McGeeThe children born to Mr. and
Mrs. Hollandsworth are: Charles Smith, April 9, 1859; Thomas Reed, September
19, 1862; John Franklin November 14, 1865; Edward Lee, February 5, 1869;
Madison Vinton January 1, 1872; Sera Alwilda, December 20, 1874; Laura Susan
January 9, 1878 all at home but Charles who resides at Trace Fork, Putnam
County West Virginia. Mr. Hollandsworth was trustee of schools several years;
he served in the late war in the Confederate army. Direct mail to Hamlin
Lincoln county, West Virginia.

John Wesley Pearson

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: PEARSON, John Wesley
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Source: Hardesty, Henry. H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia: Ed. Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974

JOHN WESLEY PEARSON son of William and Belinda
(Holton) Pearson is a native of Lincoln county, born December 5, 1851. He has
been a member of the board of examiners in Carroll district for two years. An
uncle and two cousins of J. W. Pearson served in the Federal army during the
civil war, in which William Pearson, father of J. W. was killed. John Wesley
Pearson owns about 203 acres of fine farming land in Carroll district, three
miles sought of Hamlin. It is heavily timbered well watered and abounds in
coal. Mr. Pearson has been teaching free schoosl in Lincoln county for about
thirteen years, and as a teacher no one in this locality stands higher in the
estimation of the people and as a man he is respected by all. His postoffice
address is Hamlin Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Joseph E Chilton

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: CHILTON, Joseph E.
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
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Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

JOSEPH E CHILTON –was born at
the mouth of Coal river, Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, December 6,
1855, and came to Lincoln county in 1878. He is a son of William Edwin and
Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Chilton. Joseph E. Chilton taught in the public
schools of Kanawha county, West Virginia, five years, two years of which were
spent in Charleston. He read law in the office of Kuna & Walls while
teaching, and at the age of twenty-one was admitted to the bar. In 1880 he
was elected prosecuting attorney of the counties of Lincoln and Boone, West
Virginia, which office he still holds. Mr. Chilton is a Regent of West
Virginia University, having been appointed by Gov. Jackson in October, 1882.