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Lawrence County, KY

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Clippings from the Big Sandy News transcribed

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and generously donated by Kathy Burgess. They

Bible Records

are very difficult reading and some words were faded

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and hard to determine. It is recommended check the

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original source to assure accuracy.

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Thursday September 3, 1885

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Robert Crutcher

County Formation

Mr. Robert Crutcher, an old and well known citizen

Crime

of Louisa died last Saturday night. About the first of

Deeds

January he was stricken with paralysis, only partial at

Diseases of Long Ago

first, but about before his death it became general,

Documents

and his death was like the going out of a light.

Family Trees

Crutcher was known to about all Sandians, he having

Famous Folks

lived in this country many years. We believe he came

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from the neighborhood of Elizabethtown, KY, where

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he has relatives yet living. He was an honest,

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industrious man, liked by everybody. He was buried

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with the honors of Masonry by Apperson Lodge,

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Vinson Lodge, of Cassville participating. The burial

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services were held at the M. E. Church South, Rev.

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Hager, Smith, and Ri-le officiating, and the remains

Lookups

were followed to the grave at Pine Hill Cemetery by

Maps

a large concourse of friends.

Marriages

Migrations

Thursday September 24, 1885

Military

Mrs. Fleming Stafford, of Fork Lick creek, died

Mountain Speech

Monday night of consumption.

Mysteries

Obits

Thursday September 24, 1885

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Died at his motherís residence in Louisa KY, yesterday

Public Records

morning, Guy Clark, of consumption.

Reunions

Schools

Tax Lists

Thursday October 8, 1885

Queries

Mr. John T. Moore and Miss Nannie Holbrook, of Mouth

Vital Statistics

of Hood, were married by Esq. Sam Burton one day last

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week. The parents of the young lady were disposed to be

Wills

hard-hearted in the matter, and the night before the

 

marriage John attempted the elopement act but was

 

frustrated in the endeavor. Next day the old folks relented,

 

a license was procured, and accompanied by several

 

friends, they sought the squire. He was found, and in the

 

public road, on top of hill between Blaine and Rich

 

Creeks, the twain were made one flesh. We extend our

 

(picture of hand) of congratulation.

 

 

Thursday October 15, 1885

 

The general dullness and utter dreariness of the 11th

 

day of October, 1885, were agreeably lightened and

 

brightened by a society affair which culminated at the

 

residence of Mr. R. F. Vinson. It was no less than the

 

marriage of his second daughter, Jennie, to Mr.

 

Arnoldus J. Garred, the popular clerk of the Lawrence

 

Circuit and Criminal Courts. The bride is well known

 

in a large circle of friends and relatives as a young

 

lady of education, refinement and all those graces of

 

person and manner which constitute genuine feminine

 

worth. The gentleman, who is so fortunate as to

 

become her wooer and winner is too well known on

 

account of his sterling worth and character, and

 

because of the position he worthily fills, to require

 

introduction or commendation from us.The ceremony

 

was impressively performed by Elder J. F. Medley, of

 

the M. E. Church South, who married the brideís

 

parents, after which the guests sat down to an elegant

 

dinner.In the afternoon Mr. And Mrs. Garred took the

 

North bound Chattaroi train, enroute for the principal

 

cities of the East. They were the recipients of many

 

elegant presents, among which we note the following:

 

Soltaire (diamond) ring, the gift of the groom, silver

 

sugar bowl, Col. And Mrs. Northup; silver spoon

 

(holder?), Mr. And Mrs. Lackey and Miss Quinn;

 

plush and crystal odor case, Mrs. Abbie Songer; glass

 

and silver pickle dish, little Ninnie Garred.

 

 

Thursday October 15, 1885

 

Two well known and popular young people were

 

quietly married last Thursday evening, Elder Shepard

 

officiating. They were Mr. Will Hutchison and Miss

 

Norah Eaves. The News wishes them a long and happy life

 

 

Thursday October 15, 1885

 

Mr. Edward Burgess, of Georgeís Creek, and Miss

 

Rebecca Bond, of Johnson County, were married last week.

 

 

Thursday, October 29, 1885

 

Married on the 14th, inst., at the residence of Sam Ferguson,

 

Wayne County, W. V.. Miss Georgia Ferguson to Mr. Lee

 

Dillon.

 

 

Thursday Nov. 5, 1885

 

In Memory of the Jus(t?)

 

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes

 

and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor

 

crying neither shall there be any more pain, for the

 

former things are passed away"John L. Frasher was

 

born in Wayne County, West Va. October 28th, 1806

 

died October 16, 1885, age 78 years, 11 months, 18

 

days. Bro. John L. Frasher has lived all his life within

 

a few miles of where he was born and died. He

 

professed religion when about twenty-seven years old

 

and joined the M. E. Church South, in which he lived

 

a useful and acceptable member until he was called to

 

his reward on high.Bro. Frasher was a Free Mason.

 

And one of the oldest in the country. He was made a

 

Mason in Apperson lodge No. 195 and was one of the

 

charter members of Vinson Lodge No. 66, and was the

 

same until his death; he loved the order, and we donít

 

hesitate to say that he was a perfect Ashlar. He was

 

buried Masonically, October 18, 1885, on his old farm

 

near Cassville, Wayne County, W. Va. His funeral was

 

preached by Bro(s). Rev. S. T. Crabtree and Rev. B.

 

Akers, the text was Isaiah 10 ch. 31 v. "But they that

 

wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, &e.

 

Wherein God in his kind providence, has taken unto

 

himself one of our faithful workers, and whereas the

 

family and church, and Masonry sustain a loss in so

 

faithful a christian man. Therefore be it Resolved 1st

 

That as a society and a church, while we deeply deplore

 

our loss and sympathize with the broken hearted family,

 

we cherish his memory, emulate him in christian character,

 

and humbly bow to the will of Him that doeth all things

 

well. 2nd While we suffer his loss in sorrow, we yet

 

rejoice in that eternal gain _______ unto him in his

 

entrance upon the res(t) that remains to the people of

 

God. 3rd That these resolutions be spread upon the

 

record of Vinson Lodge No. 66, and that a copy be

 

sent to the Central Methodist, Wayne Advocate,

 

Kentucky Democrat, and Big Sandy News, for

 

publication and a copy be sent to the widow.

 

To the W. M., Wardens, and Brethren of A F. and

 

A. M., your committee appointed to draft resolutions

 

in memory __ Bro. John L. Frasher, deceased ____ _ave

 

to submit the foregoing report.

 

Committee: C.C. Thompson

 

S. T. Crabtree

 

J. L. Bi___

 

 

 

Thursday Nov 5, 1885

 

Louisa has arrived at that period in her history

 

where it becomes necessary for her citizens to

 

go on wheels. In other words we have fallen into

 

line and opened a Rink. Drakeís Hall is the place,

 

and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays the

 

time when young and old can put on skates and

 

show their agility. It will be managed by Milt

 

Burns, which is a guarantee that there will be

 

plenty of fun. Ten cents admission and an extra

 

dime if you put on the rollers. It is hardly necessary

 

to say that good order will be preserved.

 

 

Thursday Dec. 3, 1885

 

Married in Louisa, Sunday afternoon, Nov, 29th

 

at the residence of W. W. Marcum, by Rev. J. M.

 

Lauck, Miss Nannie Marcum to Mr. Mack Baker

 

 

Thursday Jan. 21, 1886

 

John Burchett

 

Our community was saddened Tuesday morning

 

to hear that John Burchett, one of the oldest and

 

most respected citizens of Lawrence county had

 

departed this life. Uncle John, as he was familiarly

 

known, had been a sufferer for many years from a

 

combination of physical ills, and his death therefore

 

not unexpected. He began several days ago to fail

 

rapidly. And Tuesday morning at three oíclock, he

 

quietly breathed his last, surrounded by his sons

 

and daughters-his venerable wife having some

 

years ago preceded him to the Land Beyond The

 

River. At this moment we know so little of the early

 

life of Mr. Burchett that we can not write of him as

 

we desire. He was born on the 6th day of November,

 

1806, on the spot now occupied by the drug store of

 

W. T. Evans, and has always lived in this county. At

 

the time of his death he had so far as we now

 

remember, four sons and three daughters.Uncle John

 

was a man of very decided character with him to like

 

a man was to like him; to dislike him was to hate him,

 

consequently he had some enemies, but his friends far

 

out numbered the latter. To men he was firm and

 

unyielding and to women and children he was

 

gentleness itself, and at his home his hospitality was

 

unbounded. We do not know if Uncle John was a

 

member of any religious body or not, but we do

 

know that he was the soul of honor in all his

 

relations with his fellow man. His word was indeed

 

his bond. He was buried Wednesday at the old

 

homestead where so many years of his life were

 

spent. To the family of our dead friend we (tender?)

 

our warmest sympathy.

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