The Gate City Herald -
Contributed by Don Lane
GateCity Herald Thursday, December 12, 1940
19th Century Preachers Who Performed Marriage
Listed In Records Here
Do you know whether your grandparents or great-grandparents
were married before a ScottCounty minister or other qualified person
between the years of 1815 and 1853?
If you don’t and the marriage took place in the county
during that time, finish this story and you have Prof. I. C. Coley
to thank for looking through old records to find out the names of
ministers and others who were then tying the matrimonial knots.
The list as compiled by Prof. Coley:
James Foley, Robert Kilgore, Ivey Walker, John Flanary,
Samuel Hilton, William Hartt, George Eakin, John Pendleton, James
Gibson, James Albert, William Wells, John Tivis Abraham Still,
Jonah Dougherty, Robert M. Shanklin, John Grogg, Stephen Foster,
Edward T. Perry, Robert W. Wynn, Robert Kilgore, Sr., David
Jessie, James Kerr, S. Patton, Josiah B. Dauthry, Christian
Easterly, H. Powell Elijah Perkins, Jacob McDaniel, John
Dickinson, James P. Carrell, David Byrns.
Jonathan Bishop, John Strong, AsberryBrooks, Silas Ratliff, William Robertson,
Hugh Johnson, W. C. Reynolds, T. K. Cotlett, John R. Crawford,
John Forester, William Gilmore, Isaac Forkner, William Boothe,
Samuel Gibson, Thomas K. Harmon, Willis Ingle, Daniel Payne, Oscar
F. Cunningham, Isaiah Droke, James N. Wood, Elisha Martin, Geo.
McConnell, David Jessee, Jr., Daniel Rogan, John Tate, Alexander
Vance, Ruben Steel, William Milburn, John Dickinson, W. R.
Bellamy, S. D. Gaines, Thos. Horton, Jonathan Draper, R. P.
Spencer, Charles W. Carter, M. T. Sipps.
Jessie Tyre, S. P. Baxter, Joseph Barker, James Hartsock,
S. C. White, Morgan T. Lipper, William Hancher, Alexander Maness,
Wm. M. Boldwin, E. K. Rurren, Samuel Gibson, Hiram K. Pendleton,
William Addington, Isaac Kern, Robert M. Pickins.
GateCity Herald Thursday, August 15, 1940
Tragedy In East Tennessee
Homeless; Much Damage Done
Asheville, Elizabethton, Johnson City and Kingsport are Worst Hit By Flood
Jupiter Pluvius visited East Tennessee with a vengeance on Tuesday and
Tuesday night and in his wake followed damage, disaster and
Not in almost half a century has the South Fork of the Holston gone on such a rampage.
The floods seem to have been centered around Asheville, Elizabethton and Johnson City.Deaths in Elizabethton are still uncounted but it is
feared reports finally may be horrible.
In Kingsport residents of Long Island began to move bag and baggage long before dawn Wednesday morning.A complete evacuation of the island was ordered before Wednesday.Roads to and across the island were blocked by policemen
so that the merely curious were barred from being in the way.
At this writing it is humanly impossible to place even an
estimate on the damage.The
loss of life will probably be small.
Early Wednesday morning fear was expressed that the dam
at Elizabethton might not hold.If it should break it was said 20 or more feet of water
could cover parts of Kingsport in a short time.
Relief agencies in the local area bent their energies to
help for the unfortunate, and on every hand was praise for
government officials and all other agencies engaged in aid of
Rain on the Virginia side, while heavy, was not near
so plentiful as in Tennessee.The rise in the North Fork of Holston at was only four feet, which was
far less than that on the South Fork.
Rain began in the section early Tuesday morning and
continued steadily throughout the day and night.
This is said by old timers to have been the heaviest
flood since that which visited GateCity and vicinity in the spring of
Thursday, September 5, 1940
Herman Lane Enters MilliganCollege
One of the greatest ball carriers that Shoemaker has ever
produced left Sunday to join Steve Lacey and his Milligan
sometime it has been rumored that the big husky Blue Devil
fullback would enter Tennessee but he and Coach Wise spent
almost a day at Milligan recently and made preparations.Played one year of football but showed he had plenty of
spirit, drive and determination.
He is also one of the finest students in the local
more than likely find he going plenty tough since it is a great
jump from one year’s experience in high school to college
football, but everyone has confidence in his ability.
We’re for you, Herman – Let’s go, Milligan!
Thursday, November 7, 1940
Unearths Names Men Killed
During Civil War
A list of soldiers from ScottCounty killed in battle or died in
service during the Civil War as reported and recorded in the
register of deaths.
Abijah Strong, age 19, killed at ManassasSept. 10, 1861; Henry S. Quillin, age 32 died
at Emory and Henry of fever Dec. 6, 1862; James R. Quillin, age 21, died
of wounds at Lynch, Ky. April 19, 1862; John M. Boatright, age
25, died with smallpox at Camp Douglas, Ill., Dec 9, 1864;
Daniel M. Brickey, age 40 died with smallpox at Camp Douglas,
Ill. Dec 9, 1864; Patton Brickey, age 18 died with smallpox at
Camp Douglas, Ill., Dec 9, 1864; James Bush, age 19, killed by
soldiers September 8, 1863.
James B. Clayton, age 20 killed as a soldier May 5, 1864; Jehiel H. Davidson, age 46
killed by bushwhackers 1864; Andrew Fulwilder, age 20 killed
Nov. 10, 1863; James M. Gillenwaters, age 22 killed at WinchesterAug. 28, 1864; Samuel L. Gray, age 28 killed
at Saltville Oct. 1864; Daniel H. Harris, age 30 killed at
Gettysburg July 2, 1863; William P. Harris, age 25 killed at
Gettysburg July 2, 1863.
William Johnson, age 24 died with smallpox at CampDouglasNov. 8, 1864; Henry Lane, age 28 killed at Winchester, Aug. 28, 1864; Milton P. McConnell, age 22
killed at Gettysburg, Va. July 1863; John E. Nowles, age
22 died with smallpox at Camp Douglas, Ill. Dec. 16, 1864; Lilbourn H.
Pendleton, age 22 died with smallpox at Camp Douglas, Ill. Dec.
16, 1864; Harvey E. Powers, age 22 killed in battle Fishers
Hill, Sept. 28, 1864; Alexander Summa, age 23 died with smallpox
at Camp Douglas, Ill. Sept. 1864.
James B. Stone, age 21 shot Jan. 23, 1864; Steven J. Stone, age 25 died
with fever at Camp Douglas, Ill. March 12, 1864; William M.
Templeton, age 30, died with smallpox at Knoxville March 12,
1863; James W. Warfe, age 26 was shot at Chancellorsville May
1863; James Williams, age 29 died with consumption at
Charlottesville May 1863; Hiram Bishop, age 19 Court Martialed
and shot Jan. 1865; James Snodgrass, age 18 killed in battle at
Manassas, Va. 1862; Samuel H. McClellan, age 20 died with
measles at Charlottesville, Va. 1862; Charles Q. Godsey, age 20
killed in battle Sept. 18, 1862, Loudon Co. Va.; Hiram Bostic,
age 36 killed by Yankees in Kentucky, 1862; John W. Lawson, age
19, killed in battle in Augusta Co., Va. May 18, 1862.
Isaac Epperson, age 17 killed in battle at Sharpsburg,
M.D. Sept., 17, 1862; James V. O. Ewing, age 24 died with
typhoid fever at Monterey, Va., 1861, Omeleres Gibson, age 20,
died with measles at Big Spring, Va. Sept. 13, 1861; William L. Wood,
age 26 killed in battle at Culpepper, Va. Aug. 8, 1862;
Nathaniel E. Bellamy, age 19 died with measles at
Jeffersonville, Va. May 31, 1862; John V. Morrell, age 26 killed
at Cedar Run, Va. Aug. 9, 1862; Henry P. Grubb, age 18 died with
typhoid fever at White Sulphur, Va. Oct. 29, 1862.
John P. Epperson, age 17, died with fever in Russell Co.
1863; James H. Moore, age 29, died with fever at Emory and Henry
December 21, 1862; Enos B. Hilton, age 20 killed
at Warrenton, Va.Oct. 24, 1862; Emmet B. White, age 19 killed
at Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 6, 1862; James Frazier,
age 22 killed at Cedar run, Aug. 10, 1862; George A. Neal, age
23 killed at Winchester April 4, 1862; Anderson Whitaker, age 20
killed at Cedar Run, Va. Aug. 12, 1862.
Thursday, June 20, 1940
To Hold Reunion Of Family
of Early Settler To Hold Their Annual Reunion Soon
The third annual reunion of the Quillin family will be
held at Antioch church near Gate City, Virginia Sunday, August 23.
Antioch church is located on a part of
the farm formerly owned by James Quillin, who with his brother
Teague, came to ScottCounty from North Carolina about 1800.The fourth Sunday in August is of significance in the
history of the Quillin family, for it was on that day 1635 that
Teague Quillin the first to migrate to the New World, sailed from England to the Virginia Colony.
Heading the committees arranging for the reunion are Miss
Stella Quillin, Mrs. Horton Perry, of GateCity and Mrs. Hubert Quillin, of Kingsport, Mr. J. M. Quillin, Jr., of Coeburn, Va., is president of the Quillin
previous reunions have been widely attended.
Thursday, June 20, 1940
Reunion Set For August 25
The Quillin clan will hold its third reunion at Antioch in ScottCounty, Virginia, on Sunday, August 25th,
1940 at 10 A. M.
A tentative outline of the program will be as follows:
Clan song: “Faith of our Fathers, led by
C. Q. Counts of Coeburn, Va.
Invocation: Dr. Paul W. Quillian, Pastor of the FirstMethodistChurch at Houston, Texas.
Address of Welcome.Hon.
S. B. Quillin, of Lebanon, Va.
E. M. Quillin, of Waynesboro, Virginia.
Robert Quillin, Columnist, Fountain Inn, S. C.; Judge W. H.
Quillin, Russellville, Ala., and other prominent members of
the Quillin Clan.
Appointment of a Nominating Committee.
Adjournment for Lunch.
Afternoon meeting called to order at p. m.
Report of J. M. Quillin, Jr., President of the Clan.
The History of Teague Quillin’s family in Virginia by M. B. Quillin of Greenville, Tenn., the same in Ky. by Richard Quillin of Neon, Ky.
The History of Teague Quillin’s family in Virginia by Mrs. H. B. Brown of Pearisburg, Virginia.
one will be given an opportunity to talk.
Report of Nominating Committee and election of officers.
Motorcade to the Natural Tunnel.
Thursday, September 19, 1940
ScottCounty Has Had 46 Sheriffs
Men Have Been Hanged Since County’s Organization.
There have been a total of forty-six men to serve as high
sheriff of ScottCounty since the organization in 1815.
The painful duty of having to execute five men by hanging
has come to four of these 46.
The first man to be hanged was John Turner in 1832.He was executed by Sheriff George McConnell, Sr.
The second victim of the hangman’s noose was Baxter
executed by Sheriff Rufus B. Fugate.
Dan dean, whose trial attracted more attention than any
other in the county, was hanged December 19, 1879, by Sheriff J. R. Wilhelm.
In 1885 Sheriff W. C. R. Strong hanged Gibson and Powers.
Below follows a list of the 46 men to serve as sheriff
ending with the present incumbent, Sheriff George W. Williams.
of ScottCounty From 1815 – 1940
John Anderson, 1815-16; John Montgomery, 1817-18; John
McKinney, 1819-20; Jonathan Wood, 1820-22; Henry Wood, 1822-24;
Ruben McCulley, 1824-26; James Albert, 1817-28, John Wolfe,
1829-30; Geo. McConnell, Sr., 1831-32; William Kilgore, 1833-34;
William Agee, 1835-36; Isaac Anderson, 1839-40; William Taylor,
1841-42; John Darter, 1843-; John Godsey 1850- ; Robert Speer, 1851- ; Thomas W.
Carter, 1852- ; (The firs one ever elected by the people)
Sampson Benham, 1854- ; Rufus B. Fugate, 1856- ; John S.
Frazier, 1858- ; Henry Carter, 1869-62; William D. Nottingham,
1864- ; John D. Templeton, 1865- ; William Fugate, 1867-70-71-;
John Owens, 1873- ; William C. Fugate, 1875- ; J. R. Wilhelm,
1879- ; R. H. Cowden, 1889- ; W. C. R. Strong, 1883- ; John J.
Alley, 1887- ; W. W. Bond, 1890- ; W. C. Strong 1891- ; C. W.
Carter, 1895- ; B. J. Broadwater, 1899- ; C. C. Broadwater,
1907- ; C. W. Dougherty, 1911- ; Creed Frazier, 1919- ; C. C.
Palmer, 1928- ; H. W. Culbertson, 1932- ; O. B. Darnell, 1936- ;
J. E. Quillen, 1940- ; George Williams, 1940-