Lydia and Dave Broyles lived at Lester's Fork at Hurley. They are the parents of Herman (Sonny) Broyles, Sue Broyles Dotson, and Bernice Broyles Chaney. The parents of Dave Broyles were Millard Edward Broyles and Sarah Jane Pendleton Broyles of Oakvale, WV. The parents of Lydia Broyles were James Harvey Smith and Amanda Jane Justus Smith of Lester's Fork at Hurley.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
In this 1940's picture are the daughters of Arthur and Ocie Dotson of Hurley. From the left is Emma Ingram of Swords Creek, Ruby Sandhoff of Lynchburg, Reba Pedigo of Green Cove Springs, Florida, and Jewell Marrs of Hurley.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Members of the Crockett Family are pictured in this family photo taken in 1922. Pictured are (front, left) Kopp Crockett, Ruth Davis, Frank Crockett, Ruth Crockett holding baby George. Ethel Kennedy (middle). Alpha Kennedy, Linden Crockett, Lula Preece, Edd Crockett, Clarice McClanahan, and (back) Kenneth Crockett, Alma Crockett, Dewey Crockett, Audrey Yates and Sam Crockett.
This elderly man surrounded by children is Adam Charles. The little girl on hius knee is Agnes Cooper Smith. The boy on his right side is Ayers Charles. The children standing behind him are Mary Matney Justus and Delbert Davis.
Adam Charles was married to Mary Polly Justice. His parents are David Charles and Delilah Blankenship.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Bertha was married to Clayton Justus. She was the daughter of Victoria Hurley and Dave Charles. She lived in the Brushy Fork section of Hurley. Bertha and Clayton raised a family of ten children, Mildred Justus Owens, Karen Justus, Owens, Inis Justus Trent, Barbara Justus Ling, Sharon Justus Caylor, David, Ronnie, Tommy, Michael, and Stevie Justus.
Friday, April 15, 2011
David Cecil Mounts and his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Cline settled in the Tug River Area in the early 1800's, probably right after their marriage in 1809. They lived in a large hollow tree while they were building their permanent cabin. This is a picture of them standing in front of their temporary home in the early 1800's. The woman on the right is not identified.
Angelina Stacy Wolford, Mother-in-Law - Pricey Cordelia Smith Wolford and Loretta Wolford Mode.
Cordelia was a licensed midwife and traveled by horseback or walked throught the mountains when she was called to deliver a baby.
Cordelia was married to John Wolford of Blackey and the mother of A. J. Wolford. Loretta was four years old when this photo was taken.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Land Grant for Adam Charles
21 August 1902
80 acres on the Strait Fork of Knox Creek
of Tug River.
Grants Number 121, page 470.
Pictured are the daughters of Conley and Pearl Charles Blankenship of Blackey, VA. They are Goldie Blankenship Baker, Helen Blankenship Smith, Hazel Blankenship. Bottom row: Georgia Blankenship Stiltner, Cora Blankenship Looney, Vicey Blankenship King.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Louis Harlin Smith was photographed in the 1880's. He was married to Sarah Davis, of Hurley. He was the father of seven children. His sons were Jim Smith, Walter Smith, George Smith, and Buddy Smith. His daughters were Lourannie Smith James, Mary Smith Justus, and Matilda Smith Justus. Harlan was a brother to Marvin, Sam, Lurana, William Riley, Irene, Susana, and Armeda Smith.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The church on the hill is the Regular Baptist Church at the mouth of Pounding Mill Branch. The top story was taken off around the mid or late 1940's. The lumber dock was one of three in the Hurley bottom. The Big Sandy & Cumberland Railroad ran on this side of the creek. The school building on the left is the first high school in Buchanan County. The building to the right of the school was used for classroom space and also as a building to teach young ladies the art of homemaking, sewing and quilting. Mr. Arthur Ownby was the first principal. Mrs. Maude Smith of Hurley, was one of the teachers in the school. The buildings were torn down around 1929. The Norfolk & Western Railroad began buying right-of-way up Lester's Fork in 1925, and when the track and present day railroad bridge over the highway was constructed around 1929-30, the landsape was changed completely.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Hats were "in" when this photo was taken of the Blankenship women. From left, Merville Blankenship, daughter-in-law of King Blankenship. King Blankenship's daughters, Olivia Blankenship, Alpha Blankenship, Martin & Viola Blankenship Mullins.
The Tom and Adeline Dotson Family gathered for this picture at their home at Hurley in the early 1930's. The couple had 11 children. Pictured are Adeline J. Dotson, Eileen D. Tester, Cecil, Lonnie, Dora D. Justus, Ruth D. Bower, Luther and James are not pictured.
Daughters of James Harvey Smith and Amanda Jane Justus from Lester's Fork, Hurley. Top left - Ellen, Ann, Bottom left, Margie and Lydia. Ellen married Fred Hackney, Ann married Wilburn Layne, Margie married Walter Billiter, and Lydia married Dave Broyles.
Joe Hall, an engineer for W. M. Ritter Lumber Company, posed with the train engine he operated which is in the background. This photo was taken on Lower Mill Branch in the 1920's.