The above photograph is my 2nd Great Grandfather, James Harvey Smith. He was a descendant of Samuel M. Smyth, one of the first settlers in the Hurley area.
Grandpa Jim liked to farm and he always kept a mule even when he was unable to farm. Most of the land he farmed were on hill sides. The picture shows Grandpa with his mule and wagon. The wagon is filled with huge pumpkins and cushaws that he grew every year.
He was born at Hurley in the Lester's Fork section in 1885. He died in Richlands, VA in 1977.
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