In 1995, I visited the public library in Gate City VA and found this book on Early Carters in Scott County VA. I obtained a copy of it from the author’s (Rita K Sutton) niece, Eliza S Rigg. It has helped me with my family research and is a fantastic collection Carter family information. It… [Read More]
James W. Reed died 16 August 1931 in Estillville, Scott County, Virginia. The cause of death was pulmonary tuberculosis. His wife was Hester Cordelia McClellen, his parents were Amelia Brannon and Thomas Reed.
Submitted by Micah Cox My grandfather Henry Taylor told me the story of a murder, as his father Robert Lee Taylor, the shooter, told it to him. Robert Lee Taylor had a moonshine still in VA with a partner. His partner got a woman pregnant and was forced to marry her. The partner cheated on… [Read More]
Submitted by Micah Cox Henry Stewart Taylor, son of Robert Lee Taylor and Louisa Creech. Henry S. Taylor U.S. Army veteran, was an anti aircraft gunner in WWII. Henry served from 1939-1945 and was the holder of six Bronze Stars, having participated in the battles of Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, southern France and Germany. This… [Read More]
Submitted by Micah Cox
Orpha Ann Nash was the wife of John Taylor, and the mother of Robert Lee Taylor.
From the Big Stone Gap Post, November 5, 1903 NOTICE There is a stray cow at my house formerly owned by me. The cow was sold to C. C. Bell; she is starving and must be fed. I will, therefore, take care of her until owner comes and settles feed bill. Respectfully, J. P. Wolfe Nov…. [Read More]
From the Big Stone Gap Post, November 5, 1903 ELECTION JUDGE Killed at Fairview in Scott County A horrible affair occurred at Fairview, in Scott County, on Tuesday morning, as a result of dissatisfaction over judges of the election. It seems that John Catron and John Barnett, two Republican politicians objected to the Republican judge, Callaoway… [Read More]
From the Tazewell Republican, Thursday, November 26, 1903 SCOTT COUNTY TRAGEDY The Unfortunate Occurrence at the Election at Fairview, Va., Corrected by Several Witnesses On the morning of election I. E. Nickels, who was appointed judge of the election at Fairview voting precinct, notified one C. P. Roller that he had been appointed as the Republican… [Read More]
From the Tazewell Republican, Thursday, November 5, 1903 HUMAN BLOOD SPILT AT POLLS. Two Killed, one Fatally and one Seriously Wounded in Scott County. Bristol, Tenn., Nov 3. — A fatal row occurred in an election booth at Fairview, Scott county, Va., today. Two men were killed, one fatally injured, and one seriously. The dead:… [Read More]
Liz Ilnicki sent some photos of her Hilton gr-gr-grandparents (Rev. William Harrison Hilton & Amanda Melvina Fuller) and her gr-gr-gr-grandparents (John Hickam Hilton and Martha Ann Agee) to the Scott Co Historical Society. They were forwarded to me to put them in an appropriate archive in memory of her gr-uncle Gewin Hilton who gave her… [Read More]