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Since: Mar 08

Jamestown

#1 May 29, 2009
I got it started so here you go Roudy. You can explain this topic.
Roudy

Yuba City, CA

#2 May 29, 2009
Thank you, for some reaso I can not get my system to open a new discussion on any topix, so it is not just Jamestown.

What I thought was when we got on Logdston ,we were drifting off topic of the Civil War. Just thought maybe we should open up one that would be for any old stories or things that happened in the area over the years, not Civil War related. I would also refer them to the CivilWar thread if they want to catch up.

This is the Logdston page incase a new comer gets on and is left in the dark.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jamestown-tn/...

That is what I was talking about is just if we have old stories or things that happened in Fentress County, Pickett or Scott, because thosr countiea all seem to kind of over lapin events.

Which brings up this subject. Jerome Boyatt. Anybody ever hear of him. He was lynched in scott county in in 1933. He was in jail for killing a Pickett cou ty sheriff I believe by the name of Winningham. My grandfatehr knew Sheriff Winningham.
I think that is the way his name was spelled. Somebody wrote a book on it but I have heard it was not accurate. I remember hearing people talk about it. Nobody ever knew who the men were who did the hanging. I know there is somethin on it in Pickett State Park.

The other subject I have always been mystified by is the story of Elija Garrett and how he was killed. I heard he was shot crossing the Obey or Wolf river in a canoe.First name may be spelled wrong. This was before the Civil War. He was one of the first settlers in what was then Fentress county, farmed along the Obey River. I had hear in those days they would build a raft, wait for the river to rise and take their farm produce down the river and sell it and the raft. Then walk back or come back up bu canoe, both which seem like a pretty har way to go. There were no roads and the mountins as we know were rough.

Anybody have any ideas thoughts or input like this, figured we could swap soem stories and maybe learn a few thins and keep the Civil War Thread on that subject. It is just a thought and thanks for setting this up. If ther is no interest then no harm done. Younger generation might learn something here that by reading it , that they did not learn in school. Who knows.I got grandsons in Ky and grandaughters in Georgia. I would like for them to know a little about where old grandpa came from maybe other folks are like me. May have grandkids like me, think the world has always been like it is today, flip a switch and here comes the juice. No idea what life was like for their ancestors who built this country. Thanks again.

“Heritage Not Hate”

Since: Feb 08

Jamestown

#3 May 30, 2009
Roudy wrote:
Thank you, for some reaso I can not get my system to open a new discussion on any topix, so it is not just Jamestown.
What I thought was when we got on Logdston ,we were drifting off topic of the Civil War. Just thought maybe we should open up one that would be for any old stories or things that happened in the area over the years, not Civil War related. I would also refer them to the CivilWar thread if they want to catch up.
This is the Logdston page incase a new comer gets on and is left in the dark.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jamestown-tn/...
That is what I was talking about is just if we have old stories or things that happened in Fentress County, Pickett or Scott, because thosr countiea all seem to kind of over lapin events.
Which brings up this subject. Jerome Boyatt. Anybody ever hear of him. He was lynched in scott county in in 1933. He was in jail for killing a Pickett cou ty sheriff I believe by the name of Winningham. My grandfatehr knew Sheriff Winningham.
I think that is the way his name was spelled. Somebody wrote a book on it but I have heard it was not accurate. I remember hearing people talk about it. Nobody ever knew who the men were who did the hanging. I know there is somethin on it in Pickett State Park.
The other subject I have always been mystified by is the story of Elija Garrett and how he was killed. I heard he was shot crossing the Obey or Wolf river in a canoe.First name may be spelled wrong. This was before the Civil War. He was one of the first settlers in what was then Fentress county, farmed along the Obey River. I had hear in those days they would build a raft, wait for the river to rise and take their farm produce down the river and sell it and the raft. Then walk back or come back up bu canoe, both which seem like a pretty har way to go. There were no roads and the mountins as we know were rough.
Anybody have any ideas thoughts or input like this, figured we could swap soem stories and maybe learn a few thins and keep the Civil War Thread on that subject. It is just a thought and thanks for setting this up. If ther is no interest then no harm done. Younger generation might learn something here that by reading it , that they did not learn in school. Who knows.I got grandsons in Ky and grandaughters in Georgia. I would like for them to know a little about where old grandpa came from maybe other folks are like me. May have grandkids like me, think the world has always been like it is today, flip a switch and here comes the juice. No idea what life was like for their ancestors who built this country. Thanks again.
If you give me a few days I know a couple people who might be able to help with the Elijah Garrett story. What kinds of stories would you guys like too see? I have dozens, and I collect pre 1900 newspapers, Harper's Weeklys, ect. to boot.
Roudy

Yuba City, CA

#4 May 30, 2009
OnMyRebelSoul wrote:
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If you give me a few days I know a couple people who might be able to help with the Elijah Garrett story. What kinds of stories would you guys like too see? I have dozens, and I collect pre 1900 newspapers, Harper's Weeklys, ect. to boot.
Sounds good to me.

Since: Mar 08

Jamestown

#5 May 30, 2009
OnMyRebelSoul wrote:
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If you give me a few days I know a couple people who might be able to help with the Elijah Garrett story. What kinds of stories would you guys like too see? I have dozens, and I collect pre 1900 newspapers, Harper's Weeklys, ect. to boot.
I like old stuff that shows how things were different. I really like personal stories that show the hardships and lives that people faced and the crazy things they did. I also like the crime stories. There was one story I read at the old jail several years ago but can't remember it all now but it was about a guy being hanged and it took three times to hang him and a lot of the circumstances was happening in threes. Whatever you think is interesting.

I don't have many stories and the ones I have are all second hand and personal about how crazy and carefree my dad's generation was, like riding down Wilder Mtn. on a bike with no brakes and coming inches of going over the bluff. As a kid their was a family that always fascinated me. I would say they are all gone now but their last name was Stevens or Stephens and they lived back in Wilder, I believe, and it was a dad and his two daughters. Even in the 70's and 80's they were still living the old life, off the land. The dad was older and the girls did the hunting, cutting the wood, etc. They always wore colorful hats that were like knitted or crocheted and they chewed tobacco. I saw them at Wakefield's grocery a few times. That is some of the older stories I like, just wish I had more detail. I also like the moonshine stories, my husband's grandpa was a moonshiner that ran it through Pickett park into TN. I will quit rambling, lol, I tend to get overly excited on this type of stories.
just me

Cookeville, TN

#6 May 30, 2009
my family was from wilder too and they was a rough bunch of people, they told stories about the cold mines and how rough it was, My daddy used to say you don't know what rough is. lol

Since: Mar 08

Jamestown

#7 May 30, 2009
just me wrote:
my family was from wilder too and they was a rough bunch of people, they told stories about the cold mines and how rough it was, My daddy used to say you don't know what rough is. lol
I have heard the same saying and in all honesty, we DON'T know what rough is. That's why I really appreciate the old stories, because my dad lived it. My grandpa also worked in coal mines down there. I know Wilder is close but my dad actually lived in Hanging Limb or Monroe when he was born, don't know where Monroe is in relationship to HL. He always said Hanging Limb but he was born in Monroe but the baby that died is buried in HL. I had always heard the story about how we came to be in this area and yesterday I started tracing back and got back to the early 1700's, was up all night but I found it, lol. There were three brothers that moved to Overton from NC. One of them actually fought in the Civil War so I finally found my ties to that war. lol. The brothers came here in the late 1700's or early 1800's, can't recall right off hand. If I had known it was so easy to trace, I would have done it years ago. Next step is to move on to NC and trace it back to England. From what I read, it will probably lead back to Yorkshire.

“Heritage Not Hate”

Since: Feb 08

Jamestown

#8 Jun 2, 2009
I am looking for information on a killing that took place at Bald Rock, I believe, before 1900. Seems there was an altercation and one man killed another with an axe. I ask this at the request of a family member of one of those involved. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Since: Mar 08

Jamestown

#9 Jun 2, 2009
Don't want you guys to forget this thread, so I am bumping it up. Patiently waiting for some stories. :)

Since: Mar 08

Jamestown

#10 Jun 2, 2009
OnMyRebelSoul wrote:
I am looking for information on a killing that took place at Bald Rock, I believe, before 1900. Seems there was an altercation and one man killed another with an axe. I ask this at the request of a family member of one of those involved. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Guess we posted about the same time, didn't need to bump. lol.

“Heritage Not Hate”

Since: Feb 08

Jamestown

#11 Jun 2, 2009
Jabber Jaws wrote:
<quoted text>Guess we posted about the same time, didn't need to bump. lol.
I definately plan on keeping this thread going.
Roudy

Yuba City, CA

#13 Jun 4, 2009
Does anybody remember hearing about a shoot out between famlies at Albany ,Ky? Probably would be around the early 1900s. The way I heard it from my grandfather was these two famlies had had an on going dispute. They both came to town one day and the shooting started. When it was over only one young man was left standing. One of the men in the other family was trying to raise up. He shot him. He went to prison for it, but if he had not shot him the way I heard it he would have gotten off, on either no proof that he actualy shot anybody or self defense. Wonder if anybody ever heard about that one and if they did what is your version of it.My grandfather got kind of mixed up in his stories sometimes.

Also has any body heard about the Mose Walker and Angel shoot out at Rock Creek in the early 1920s? I understand Mose Walker shot two of the Angel men.That I read on something a long time ago, wondered if anybody knew about it. I understand in the old days Rock Creek was a rough place.
PassingThru

Livingston, TN

#14 Jun 4, 2009
These stories are very interesting. I don't have anything to add but I sure love reading about the old times. Please keep posting!
Bolt Thrower

Maryville, TN

#15 Jun 4, 2009
PassingThru wrote:
These stories are very interesting. I don't have anything to add but I sure love reading about the old times. Please keep posting!
I got a story.

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down..And I liked to take a minute just sit right there..I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In west Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground was where I spent most of my days...
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, and all shootin some b-ball outside of the school...
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
startin making trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared..
she said 'you're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

I begged and pleaded with her day after day, but she packed my suite case and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my walkman on and said,'I might as well kick it'.

First class, yo this is bad, drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass. Is this what the people of Bel-Air Living like? Hmmmmm this might be alright.

But wait I hear there're prissy, wine all that
Is Bel-Air the type of place they send this cool cat? I don't think so I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out, I ain't trying to get arrested I just got here I sprang with the quickness like lightening, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror, if anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it'-'Yo homes to Bel Air!'

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#16 Jun 4, 2009
I used to go and talk to A.R. Hogue at least once a week. He would tell me stories about the early days of Fentress County and all the stories he had been told.

A friend of his mother's was working with her in the hay fields. They had their young children under the shade of a tree on the edge of the field. They heard the infant scream and looked across the field to see a eagle trying to fly away with the child in it's talons. It made it to almost the tops of the trees and dropped the child, killing it.

A.R. gave me a original copy of his 1916 History of Fentress County book with many of his notes hand written between the lines of the printed book. I let Wilma Pinckley see it once and she didnt want to give it back LOL. She said it was one of the best preserved copies of it she had ever seen.

“....Only as sick as the Lie...”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#17 Jun 9, 2009
great stories...

Since: Mar 08

Jamestown

#18 Jun 9, 2009
Bolt Thrower wrote:
<quoted text>
I got a story.
Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down..And I liked to take a minute just sit right there..I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air
In west Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground was where I spent most of my days...
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, and all shootin some b-ball outside of the school...
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
startin making trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared..
she said 'you're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'
I begged and pleaded with her day after day, but she packed my suite case and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my walkman on and said,'I might as well kick it'.
First class, yo this is bad, drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass. Is this what the people of Bel-Air Living like? Hmmmmm this might be alright.
But wait I hear there're prissy, wine all that
Is Bel-Air the type of place they send this cool cat? I don't think so I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air
Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out, I ain't trying to get arrested I just got here I sprang with the quickness like lightening, disappeared
I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror, if anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it'-'Yo homes to Bel Air!'
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air
They should make a show out of that story. lol.

“....Only as sick as the Lie...”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#19 Jun 10, 2009
does anyone know the story of....years ago up around clarkrange...folks were doing some remodling on a house & found the skeleton of a woman in the wall...remember hearing this but cant remember how this goes....??
Bill

Houston, TX

#20 Jun 10, 2009
I enjoyed them. Good stories.
Albert

UK

#21 Jun 11, 2009
Very interesting I will see what I can dig up here. We are all reading this post. It is exciting and interesting.

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