OBITUARIES

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ADDINGTON, Filmore born 3/18/1861, died 10/22/1930, married Nancy Bentley in 1880. They had 4 daughters and 3 sons, 2 died in infancy, the others are living. 3 of the daughters were members of the ORB Church. He joined the ORB church and was ordained to preach in 1895. He preached his last sermon at Bethel Church at a foot washing meeting, using the text: "Thus in one house shall it be eaten." His sons were named Calvin and Johnny. Calvin lived in Cincinnati. The writer states,"Children, I want you to respect, Katie, his wife, for she has done all she could for him..." This suggests that he may have married a second time although the writer does not make that clear. The same suggestion, however, can be found in her final statement which suggests that her natural mother is deceased while he father's wife, Katie, is still living: "So dear brethren and sisters, each of you pray, down in the grave where father and mother were laid." Obituary was written by his daughter, Carrie Hall.

ROBINSON, Mary D. born 8/3/1875, died 10/3/1927 was married to Elder Hiram N. Rose 11/24/1892. She was the daughter of Anna Mullins Robinson who was the daughter of Andrew Jackson "Brandy Jack" Mullins. She initially joined the Freewill Baptist Church ca 1890 but wanted to be baptized by Elder John E. Rose of the ORB Church, which the Freewill Baptists would not allow. She then joined the ORB Church and was baptized by Elder John E. Rose and lived in that faith until her death. She was survived by her husband, 5 sons, John C., Samuel Patton, Swinfield, Ira and Maston and 2 daughters, Lottie Ann McCoy (Mrs. Ted) and Healthy Mullins (Mrs. Willard). John C. Rose was a member of the ORB Church; the other children were not. Written in 1931 by her oldest son, John C. Rose. Additional information provided by her granddaughter, Ginger Rose Senter 6/15/1998.

McCOY, Marion L. born in Wise Co., VA., 7/22/1849, died 4/30/1930, was married to Rebecca Rose in 1871. They had 7 sons and 4 daughters. He was survived by 6 sons, 3 daughters and 2 sisters. He joined the Caney Fork Church of the ORB. Written by his son, J. L. McCoy.

McCOY, Charlie Patten born 8/27/1883, died 4/4/1931, was buried at his home on Caney Ridge. "He happened with an accident in his home and was removed to the Clintwood Hospital. While there an abscess formed on his gall bladder, which caused his death." He was the son of Marion L. and Rebecca Rose McCoy. He was survived by his wife and four children. Written by his brother, J. L. McCoy

ROSE, Rebecca born 9/19/1847, died 9/19/1919, was the daughter of Elder John E. and Charlotte (Birchfield) Rose. She joined the ORB Church at Sandy Ridge in 1867 and moved her membership to Caney fork in 1872. "She was a member of the arm that constituted the Caney Fork Church." She married Marion L. McCoy in 1871; they had 7 sons and 4 daughters, 1 son, Charlie Patten McCoy, and 1 daughter, Lottie McCoy Stanley, preceded her in death. She was crippled with rheumatism and walked on crutches for 20 years before her death from influenza. Written by her son J. L. McCoy.

MULLINS, Arch born 7/2/1894, died 1/12/1926, was survived by his father, mother, wife and 5 children. Written by W. M. Cantrell.

BUMGARDNER Duran, born 2/13/1887, died 6/19/1930, was married to Cora Mullins, the daughter of Sam and Polly Ann Mullins, about 1910. They were the parents of 4 sons and 3 daughters, all living. He died from tuberculosis. He joined the ORB Church 5/18/1930 and was baptized by Elder Mart Burke, after being carried to the water. The author of this obituary is not listed.

HILL, Milly born about 1852, died 4/15/1931, was married to Cane Hill. They had 10 children, 8 living. She was baptized into fellowship of the Mount Olive Church by Elder J. C. Swindall ca 1900. Written by her son, Basil Hill.

HALL, Elder B. B. born 7/2//1886, died 4/13/1931, was married to Elsie Sanders 11/26/1907; they had 5 sons and two daughters, all living. He joined the ORB Church the 2nd Saturday in March 1917 and continued in the faith until the 1st Saturday in December 1924 when he joined the United Baptist Church and lived a faithful brother until his death. He had sons named, Ray and Jack. Written by Bud Wiley

MULLINS, Wilburn born 1/27/1862, died 4/29/1931, was the son of Nelson and Matilda Mullins. He married first, Annie Mullins, daughter of Jim and Nancy Mullins; they had 7 sons and 3 daughters, 5 still living. Annie Mullins died in 1916. Ca 1920, he married Rachel Tackett; they had 3 sons and 2 daughters, all still living. He was survived by 10 children, his wife, Rachel, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Written by his daughter-in-law, Alice Mullins.

HUNT, Dydia born 7/9/1881, died 2/21/1931, was the daughter of Mat and Martha Hunt and was married to Ance Rowe. They had seven sons and four daughters. She was survived by her parents, her husband and 7 children. She had daughters named Lacy and Marie. "She professed a hope in Christ about 32 years ago and lived a faithful member until her death." Written by her sister, Artilla Epling.

KINNEY, Ida born 5/7/1910, died 5/7/1930, was the daughter of Cob and Pricy Thacker. She married Beverly Kinney; they had 3 children. She was survived by her husband and 2 children. She died from tuberculosis. She joined the ORB church but was never well enough to be baptized. She had siblings named, Parse, Harson and Lizzie. She was buried in the R. H. Ratliff Cemetery. Written by B. H. Damron.

EPLING, Ersel E. born 5/4/1909, died 3/24/1931, was the son of Johnny and Emily Epling. "...he was crippled by a log rolling over him when he was just a small boy." He died from tuberculosis. He had a brother named Arlon. Written by Grant Epling.

MULLINS, Ollie Mullins, born 8/8/1855, died 6/23/1928, was the daughter of Marshall and Polly Mullins. She married A.(Andy) J. Mullins; they had 12 children, 10 still living. She joined the ORB church ca 1873 and was a member of the Bold Camp Church for about 56 years. She was survived by her husband 10 children. 2 of her children were members of the ORB church. Written by Ira Mullins

MULLINS, D., born 11/12/1855, died 11/26/1930, was the son of W. B. and Sarah Mullins. He married Becky Maggard and they had six sons and 1 daughter. He joined the ORB Church at Bold Camp about 55 years ago; he was a minister for 35 years. Written by his brother, Ira Mullins.

SPEARS, Carvil J. born 10/17/1920, died 9/5/1930, was the son of Mac and Luly Spears. Written by his grandmother, Josephine Looney.

BARTLEY, Hattie born 6/10/1926, died 10/11/1929, was the daughter of Hillard and Gracie (Ratliff) Bartley. She was survived by her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Her father was not a member of the church; her mother was. Written by her aunt, Dixie Bartley.

BURKE, Gilbert Burke, born 11/15/18/46, died 4/27/1831, was the son of Charley and Wes Tiney Burke. He married Dorcas Mullins, 7/1/1872; they had six sons, all living. He was baptized into the ORB by Elder W. B. Johnson 9/1/1896 and was ordained a deacon ca 1910. He had a severe stroke 1 year before his death. Written by his son, Dallas Burke.

SANDERS, Sarah A. born 6/29/1843, died 3/26/1931, was married to James Ratliff; they had 10 children, 4 still living. She joined the ORB Church about 1901 and was baptized by Brother Enoch Belcher and attached herself to the Cedar Grove Church. Written by Rev. Casby Maynard and by instruction of Bro. I. B. Cantrell.

RAMSEY, G. W. born 3/15/1859, died 8/8/1931, was married first to Francis Adkins, widow of Wite Adkins, who had 3 children. G. W. Ramsey and Francis Adkins Ramsey had 4 sons and 5 daughters, 8 still living. He married Mary E. Ramsey 12/13/1930. He was survived by his wife, Mary E. Ramsey, 8 children, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Written by his wife, Mary E. Ramsey.

WRIGHT,Morgan , born 7/4/1911, died 1/23/1931, was the son of Andy and Polly Wright of Southdown, Ky, members of the Elizabeth ORB Church. He joined the ORB church a few days before he died but was never well enough to be baptized. He was survived by his parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Written by a friend, W. L. Stallard.

BARTLEY, Jane born 12/25/1893, died 10/1929, was married to Rev. Willie Gibson ca 1907. They had 10 children, 6 living: Charles, Kit, Kelcie, Velsie, Lloyd and James. She died from consumption, which she had suffered for a long time. She joined the ORB Church at Pine Grove, April 1910. Written by her sister, Mrs. Mima Childers

AUSTIN, Julia born 6/13/1854, died 10/10/1930, was the daughter of Jessee and Margaret Austin. He married James McPeak; they had 8 children. She was survived by 5 daughters, 1 son, 1 sister, Mohala Bradley, and 1 brother, David Austin. She joined the ORB Church in 1874. Written by her sister Mohala E. Bradley.

LOONEY, Henry J. born 12/6/1886, died 7/20/1930, was the son of Matthias Looney. He was survived by his wife, 9 children, and 3 brothers. He married Ibby Jane Hatfield. He joined the ORB Church at Russell Prater ca 1920. Written by his wife, Ibby Jane Looney and daughter-in-law, L. A. Looney.

DOTSON, Kelcey born 8/11/1901, deceased 11/5/1930, married McKinely Dotson 5/10/1915; they had six children, 3 still living. She joined the ORB Church the second Saturday in August 1930 and was baptized by Elder Mat Justice. She was a member of The Little Stone Church. She was survived by her husband, 3 children, her mother, step-father, 1 sister, 1 half-sister and 1 half-brother. Obituary submitted by Little Stone Church

MULLINS, Lorene Gay born 9/1/1926, died 2/9/1930. Written by her mother Lucy Jane Mullins.

THACKER, Dan born 6/12/1856, died 7/17/1931, was married to Sophia Robinson; they had 4 sons and 6 daughters. Four of the children had joined the ORB Church. He joined the ORB church the 3rd Saturday in 1909; shortly thereafter he was ordained as a minister. His father had died when he was 6 years old. He was buried at the graveyard at the mouth of Lower Pompey. Written by his son, J. D. Thacker.

COLEMAN, Nona B. born 1/8/1883, died 12/31/1930, was the daughter of Richard and Mohala R. Coleman. She married John A. Damron 3/27/1901; they had 5 daughters, and 4 sons; 1 daughter died in infancy; the other died of measles 9/1923. She joined the ORB Church the first Sunday in July, 1906 and was baptized by Elder George W. Powell. Her husband was a minister. She was survived by 2 sisters. Written by John A. Damron.

DAMRON, Rebecca born 4/19/1842, died 3/5/1930, was married to Robert Damron who preceded her in death by about 3 years. They had 5 sons and 7 daughters, 9 still living. She joined the ORB Church ca 1874 and was baptized by Elder Bill McCown. She was a member of the Greasy Creek Church. This obituary was written by Nona B. Damron in August 1930, submitted after her death for publication by her husband, John A. Damron.

1938 Minutes of the Union Association of Old Regular Baptists of Jesus Christ, 79th Annual Session, held with the Little Samuel Memorial Church, Lothair, Perry Co., KY

COMPTON, Lee Compton, born 8/1/1863, died 2/19/1938, was born and reared on Island Creek. His wife was named Susie, she preceded him in death. Apparently late in their lives, Susie and Lee Compton lived with Ben H. Bentley until both Comptons died. Lee Compton had 1 son, 2 sisters and 1 brother living at the time of his death. He joined the ORB Church at Rock House ca 1934. His funeral was preached in April 1939 by John Thacker, Winston May and Lawrence Adkins. Written by Ben H. Bentley

FARMER, Artie born 12/16/1861, died 11/7/1937. She had 4 children, 2 still living. She joined the Samaria ORB Church ca 1910. Written by her daughter, Rilda Smallwood

FARMER, Cynthia born 3/9/1856 died 1/22/1925, was married to Floyd Turner in 1870. They had 8 sons and 1 daughter. She joined the ORB church ca 1873. "She was in the divide that came between us and the Hard Shells. She stayed with the Church and was a faithful member until God called her home. Written by B. H. Baker.

VANOVER, Callie born 7/21/1886, died 8/26/1938, was the daughter of Allen and Susie Vanover. She married Dee McCoy, 3/14/1907; they had 8 children, with 1 son and 3 daughters still living. She was a member of the ORB Church. This was her request to put on her tombstone: "Remember me as you pass by, as you are now so once was I' as I am now, you soon shall be, so prepare to follow me." Her funeral was preached in August 1939 by J. C. Swindall, B. H. Baker, J.W.A. Stallard, W. R. Hale, Carson Dotson and Richmond Stanley. Written by H. E. McCoy

BOLLING, Cinda born 3/20/1904, died 2/6/1937, was the daughter of James and Ida Bolling. She married Jim Stidham, 4/20/1921; they had 5 children, 4 still living, as were her parents and her husband. She joined the Stephen's Chapel ORB Church 4/8/1934. She died of Meningitis. Written by her sister, Maggie Gardner.

BAKER, James Edward (Ed) born 10/13/1882, died 1/21/1938, married Rosa Keel, 7/12/1904; they had 8 sons and 4 daughters, all still living. He joined the ORB church and was baptized in 1915 by Elder Ira Mullins. He began preaching in 1917 and served the Lebanon Church as moderator from 1928-1938. On his death bed he said to his wife, "Mama, there is the little angels that I told Junior was coming after me. Tell the boys that I am going on home and for them to come and go along with me." Written by his bereaved companion, Rosa Keel Baker. The children of James Edward (Ed) Baker and Rosa Keel Baker include, Garfield Baker, Earl Baker, Grady Baker, Hardaway Baker, Walter Baker, Stewart Baker and Effie Baker Farmer Molinary, all of the Clintwood, VA. Area.

CANTRELL, Albert Cantrell, born /8/1860 and died 2/3/1938, was the son of Isaac Cantrell. He married Sylvia Helton, 10/27/1881 Pike County, Ky; they had 8 sons and 2 daughters. He joined the ORB church and was baptized 5/30/1937. His dying words were: "I am ready to go; there is nothing in my way. Tell my children to meet me in heaven." This obituary has no author listed.

SOWARDS, Frona born 5/30/1910, died 3/3/1938, was the daughter of Creed and Liza Ann Sowards. She joined the ORB church 5/31/1933 and was baptized by Richard Stanley. "This little sister was afflicted at the age of four years, leaving her a cripple for life." Written by Bertha Addington.

FULLER, Phoebe born in 1845, did 12/23/1936, was the daughter of George and Sarah Fuller. She married to Willoughby Deel in 1864; they had 2 sons and three daughters, 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death. She joined the ORB church in 1916. She and her husband were ordained Deacon and Deaconess in Jan 1917. Written by L. T. Blankenship.

ELKINS, Tommy Alvin born 4/29/1937, died 2/1938, was the only son of W.Creighton. and Mary (Mullins) Elkins. He died of pneumonia. His mother was a member of the ORB church; his father was not, nor was his uncle who wrote the obituary, T. Alvin Mullins.

BLAIR, Lizzie Blair, born 2/24/1872, died 7/6/1938, had one sister, Mollie (Mrs. John) Rasnick and at least one brother, Bill ??, who lived in Cincinnati. She was the mother of 6 children. She was a member of the ORB church. One of her sons may have been named, Charles. Written by her sister, Mrs. John R. Rasnick.

PRESLEY, Maggie V. born 3/13/1861, died 2/23/1938, was the daughter of Jefferson and Margaret Presley. She married W. C. Owens ca 1920; they had 12 children, 9 still living. She joined the Russel Prater ORB church in 1901 and "...lived a true Christian life until her dream was fulfilled. She dreamed she was in the room in which she died with one of her sisters in Christ, whom she loved dearly, to-wit: Catherine Kiser. While asleep she seemed in fear and told mother she beheld something. Mother put her arms around her and tried to comfort her and told her to fear not...but she looked and beheld a man in white rainment in a cloud. She spoke to him and asked him what he wanted. He answered, 'I am your Lord and Savior, Jusus Christ, and have come to require your soul, giving a date which included a 6. She thought it would be 6:00 the next morning, though we believed it was in her 56th year. She woke daddy rejoicing in her sleep. He asked her what was wrong. Then she told him this sweet dream. She then was perfectly calm and filled with joy for she had suffered long and prayed to die. They slept no more during the night, thinking she would meet her Savior at 6:00 the following morning although her call didn't come until her 56th year." Written by her daughter, Marjory Looney

COLLIER, Hattie born 6/23/1902, died 3/13/1937. She married R. B. Potter in 1922; they had 2 daughters and 4 sons, all living. Her parents, her husband, and 1 sister were still living at the time of her death. "Hattie suffered with ulcers of the stomach for about 3 years; then she underwent an operation at the Seco hospital from which she never recovered. While in the hospital, she professed a hope in Christ and joined the Elizabeth Church of the ORB." Written by her father, E. I. Collier.

HOGG, Hattie born 12/23/1882, died 7/29/1938, married George W. Hogg in 1899. They had 7 children, all living at the time of her death, as well as her husband.. She joined the ORB church in 1918 and was baptized by Haynes Maynard. Written by her daughter, Edna Baldwin.

OWENS, Polly Jane born 12/24/1871, died 8/14/1932, was the daughter of Henry and Nancy Owens. She Married Emory Deel ca 1885; they had 5 sons and 5 daughters; 5 children as well as her first husband preceded her in death. She joined the ORB church in 1914 and was a member until her death. Her second husband was L. T. Blankenship. She died from injuries 7 hours after having been thrown from the back of a mule. Written by her son, Garland Deel.

MULLINS, Nancy born 12/25/1843, died 5/27/1838, was the daughter of Wilson and Rebecca Mullins. She married John Cantrell, 6/17/1864; they had 11 children, 6 living. She joined the ORB church 6/22/1865 and was a member for 73 years. Written by J. H. Boggs.

BOLLING, Sarah b 2/29/1848, died 9/29/1936, was married to Elihu Bartley. They had 8 sons and 5 daughters, 7 still living. She joined the Pine Grove ORB Church ca 1878. Her husband preceded her in death. Written by J. M. Gibson

CLEVINGER, Larkin born 12/22/1875 died 4/27/1938, was the son of John W. and Malvira Clevinger. He joined the ORB church and was baptized 6/9/1918 by D. C. Church into the fellowship of Bull Creek Church. He was ordained deacon, 5/10/1919. He married Louisa Victoria ? Clevinger; they had 2 sons and 6 daughters, all still living, as was his wife. Written by his son, John Clevinger.

NIECE, Henry born 6/30/1857, died 12/8/1937, was married first to Vina Caudill, 8/3/1882. They had 4 sons and 1 daughter; 2 sons preceded him in death, and his first wife, Vina Caudill, died 8/6/1901. Her married Rebecca Madden 8/1902 and they had 3 children, 1 still living. Written by his son, James Niece.

ROBINSON, Mary Zilpha Boggs, born 12/25/1875, died 2/8/1934, was the daughter of James and Sidno Robinson. She married Eli Boggs in 1896; they had 7 sons and 3 daughters, 4 sons and 3 daughters still living, as was her husband. She joined the ORB church in August 1917 and was baptized by Ira Mullins. Written by her daughter, Savannah Mullins.

HAY, Ambrose Wilson born 7/5/1865, died 6/22/1636, was married to Elizabeth ? Hay (1/9/1869-1/6/1937), He never joined the church. His wife joined the ORB church at Turner Church in 1920 and was a member until her death. They had 11 children, 9 living in 1937. Written by his son, Cecil Hay.

BURCHETT, Helen born 4/10/1869 in Lawrence Co., KY, died ??, married G. W. Large, 10/14/1886. They had 6 sons and 4 daughters, 2 died in infancy, 7 still living, as was her husband. She was a member of the ORB church since age 14. Written by her husband, G. W. Large.

WRIGHT, John C. born 1/2//1906, died 6/23/1938, was the son of James and Cora Wright. He married Mayme Sturgill, 2/21/192?; they had 1 child, Gloria Wright, still living, as was his wife and his mother. He joined the ORB church and was baptized 11/15/1936. He had to be carried to the baptizing on a stretcher. He had a sister named, Hazel, who helped care for him in his last illness. Written by B. H. Baker.

ADKINS, Peter B. born 6/16/1858, died 12/8/1937, married Josephine Breeding Adams in 1878. They had 5 sons and 5 daughters, 2 sons and 3 daughters were still living; his wife preceded him in death. He was a member of the Rockhouse Ky ORB church. Two of his daughters were members of the church. He had a son, Eary, who brought him to the church for his last communion service. He had a daughter named, Eva Hill, who cared for him during his last illness. Written by Grant Epling

MULLINS, Wiley born 1874, died 1/29/1938, was a member of the ORB church. His son enjoyed hearing him sing hymns. He died of kidney trouble. He had 2 sons and 2 daughters living at the time of his death, as was his wife. One son was named Patton. Patton was a member of the ORB church, as was his son, Luther, who wrote the obituary, which did not list any other details as to his wife's name, nor any other children's names.

MULLINS, Mollie born 3/1864, died 3/1938, was married to Harvey Mullins in 1882. They had 11 children, 7 living. She joined the ORB church in 1894 and was a member until her death. One son was named, Bennie. Her daughters were church members; her sons were not. Written by John M. Mullins.

ROSE,Nathaniel Rose, born 10/18/1863, died 12/18/1957, was married to Margaret Ann Rose, 4/11/1895. They had 8 sons and 5 daughters, 6 sons and 2 daughters still living. He never joined a specific church but believed in the ORB faith and attended ORB church meetings. Written by E. J. Rose [Nathaniel Rose was the son of Swinfield Rose and Nancy Wallace. Swinfield Rose was the son of Elder John E. Rose, son of Elias Rose.

BOWLING, Hannah born 10/25/1861, died 12/1/1935, married Dan Bowling, 12/12/1881. They had 6 sons and 2 daughters, a son, Henry, age 6, preceded her in death, as did her husband who died in 1911. She joined the ORB church in 1863 and took fellowship with Pine Grove Church at Lookout, Pike Co., Ky. Her sons were named, Heen, Don, Dover, Mont and Boone; her daughters, Mary and Orph. Written by her son, Boone Bowling.

KISER, Lectie E. born 3/12/1902, died 7/24/1931, was the daughter of Eugene and Sarah Kiser. She married John C. Rose [the son of Elder Hiram N. Rose], 7/24/1920; they had five children [Virgie, Carson, Delbert, Hiram Jack and Ava Nell], all living, as were her parents and her husband. She and her sister, Minnie R. Kiser Hylton both joined the ORB church and were baptized the same day by Elder Ira Mullins, in July 1930. She apparently had another sister named, Bessie. Her sister, Minnie R. Kiser died a year before Lectie. Written by Rev. B. H. Baker.

KISER, Minnie R. born 8/30/1904, died 12/29/1930, was the daughter of Eugene and Sarah Kiser. She married James R. Hilton in 1921; they had 5 children, all living, as were her parents and her husband. She joined the ORB church and was baptized by Elder Ira Mullins in July 1930, the same day as her sister, Lectie. She apparently had another sister named Bessie. Written by Reb. B. H. Baker.

MULLINS, Elizabeth Hollyfield, born 9/1844, on Bold Camp Creek in Wise Co., VA., died 1935, was the daughter of David and Virginia Short Mullins. She married Bartley Hollyfield, also of Bold Camp, in 1863. She joined the ORB church in her yough and was a member until her death. She was totally blind the last years of her life. She was the mother of 5 children; 2 died in infancy, 2 still living. Her son, Marlin A. Hollyfield died in Jan. 1916 at age 33. Her daughter, Mrs Nancy A. Mullins, was living in 1938. Her son, William Jefferson Hollyfield, age 74, was still living in 1938; he had been a member of the ORB church for many years. Her husband, also a member of the ORB church, died in 1912, at age 72. She lived with her son, Marlin, until his death, then lived most of the time with a granddaughter, Mrs. Arminta Hollyfield Potter. Written, Daniel Bartley Hollyfield, her grandson whom she had reared, along with his two sisters, Arminta and ??, after their mother's death when Daniel Bartley Hollyfield was 8 years old.

AMBURGEY, Cordelia born 1862, died 1/31/1938, joined the ORB church in 1896, at the Rebecca Church on Beaver. Apparently the Thornton Church was her home church. Written by daughter, Carrie Amburgey. [The obituary includes a long note written by Cordelia Amburgey 2 years before her death, in which she admonishes her children not to grieve for her and to meet her in heaven. No other family details].

HOGSTON, Julia born 7/28/1877, died 3/13/1938, was the daughter of William and Virginia Bentley Hogston. She married Dave Sexton who died in 1932; they had 11 children, 7 still living, all married. Written by Polly C. Webb.

ADAMS, Ben Jack born 4/3/1856, died 6/21/1938, married Elizabeth Craft, known as "Aunt Lincoln," at an early age. They had 8 sons and four daughters, 1 son died young; his wife preceded him in death. He joined the ORB church at Thornton ca 1902 and was ordained to preach afterward. He made his home with his daughter, Delcie who married Byron Kincer. Written by James L. Wright.

AMBURGEY, Green born 5/16/1863, died 2/5/1938, was married to Rose Bowen. They had one child, both Rose Bowen Amburgey and their child preceded him in death. He married Pollyann Everidge, who was still living, as was his brother, Seymore Amburgey of Bath, KY. He left the following inscription on the back of his songbook: "God forgave my sins, March 23, 1932 and I joined the Mayking Baptist Church, April 17, 1932 and was baptised (sic), May 22, 1932." Written by his brother, Wesley Amburgey

SMALLWOOD, B. F. born 10/26/1854, died 2/20/1933, married Elizabeth Adams. They had 9 children, 8 living. He joined the ORB church 10/3/1901 and was a member until his death; he was an Elder. Written by his son, Adam Smallwood.

HOPKINS, John born in Ashe Co., NC, on 12/27/1854, died 11/8/1924, was the son of W. R. and Rosa Phillips Hopkins. His parents moved to the Beaver section of Ky. In 1872, he married Hannah Osborn. He and his wife joined the Joppa Church in June 1873. He entered the ministry in October 1873 and was ordained an Elder shortly thereafter. Rosa P. Hopkins died 11/8/1924; he married Rebecca Turner, who passed away 1/25/1926. On 5/5/1626, he married Ollie Osborn, who survived him along with sons, John, Melvin, Joseph and Solomon of Wise, Va. and daughters, Mrs. R. L. Baker of Keokee, Va, and Mrs. J. L. Newsome of Vergie, KY, 54 grandchildren, and 76 great grandchildren. Written by G. Bennet Adams.

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