Here it is blackberry pickin’ time and I’m still devoting most
of my time to putting the finishing touches on the Wireman log home here
in the Pioneer Village. All we lack is getting the stairway built and I’m
not carpenter enough to attempt that project. I’m keeping my fingers
crossed that Jack Sizemore will get his “vacation” over with and he and
Randall Risner can spare another day or so to work down here. They have
“bent over backward” in helping on this project thus far. When finished,
this newest cabin will add a lot to our Pioneer Village.
I have also worked on making improvements to our stage area,
kept the yards mowed and the flower beds attended to. My surprise lilies
are now in bloom and as Katie Prater would say, “They are bee-u-tee-ful!”
By the time you read these comments, Dorothy, Connie and Wilma
will have the 2nd Journal of the year in the mail to members.
Some printing on new publications has begun and we have also been working
on the Manns Clan Founders Days plans so you can see it is a busy time for
Samuel Long inquired about Warren M. Long who was born 21 Apr
1892 in Johnson Co. KY and died 11 Aug 1964 in Columbus, OH. Mr. Long
believes he is buried somewhere in the Salyersville area.
Warren Long shows in the 1900 Johnson Co. KY census as age 8
in the household of his mother, Martha Long. She was born Feb 1858, is
age 42 and listed as a widow in that census. Warren is in the 1920
Magoffin Co. KY census, age 26, occupation Jailer. He married Dora Cooper
whose age is given as age 37 in 1920. In the 1930 census Warren was
listed as a restaurant proprietor.
Warren’s second wife was Hazel Auxier, daughter of Alfred
Auxier and Mary Holbrook (Robinson).
Jimmie Allen has supplied us with some info about Warren
Long. He and his first wife Dora Cooper lived on Broadway Street here in
Salyersville. In the 1920s they had a restaurant in the old frame
Carpenter building. This building was torn down in 1938 and a new brick
building was built back which had the Star Theater in one side.
Jimmie also tells us that Warren Long was elected Jailer of
Magoffin County in 1921 and served from 1922 through 1925. His wife Dora’s
brother Lonnie Cooper was elected as Sheriff in 1933 and Warren was the
bookkeeper in his office during the term of 1934-1937. When Carl Cooper
was elected Sheriff in 1937
Warren stayed on as Office Deputy to keep the records
(from 1938 to 1941). When Carl was again elected Sheriff in 1949,
worked some for the Sheriff’s office again.
We thank Jimmie for supplying us with this information.
Warren’s burial site is the Holbrook Cemetery beside the
Holbrook Church on Rt. 378 on Right Middle Fork here in Magoffin County.
Dave Litteral (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is looking for info on his grandparents, Frank Litteral b. 1857 and his
wife Alice b. 1875. Their children were Milt Litteral b. 1900, Boone
Litteral b. 1908 and Howard Litteral b. 1910.
In the 1900 Magoffin census we find Frank Litteral b. Nov
1856. He married 23 Nov 1882 to Emaline Litteral and had children Minerva
age 16, Charles age 14, Bessie age 11, Eddie age 9 and Ida age 4.
Bessie married Estill Pennington and Ida married Marvin
Picklesimer (I knew them quite well).
Frank Litteral married second to Alice Stone b. 1875. I have
no info on her.
Frank was a son of Milton Litteral b. 1834 and served in the
Civil War (Co. F, 14th KY Inf.). Milton married 1st
to Minerva Jackson b. 1830 Harlan Co. KY and died in 1871. Milton next
married in 1872 to Rhoda Jackson b. 1850 Harlan Co. KY, daughter of Robert
Jackson and Polly Howard.
Milton was a son of Daniel Litteral and Sally Conley. He was
killed in his yard during the Civil War by Home Guards. Milton’s father
John Litteral served in the War of 1812.
Kay Anderson (email@example.com)
whose great-great grandfather was Robert Hoskins wrote to inquire about
the authenticity of her ancestor Moses Hoskins being buried at Lakeville.
This old cemetery was copied about 1978 by Connie Wireman and
others, including the late David Risner. They found “Mo--- Hoskins” d. 25
Nov 1870 and “M. Hoskins” d. 2 Jul 1866. These were the gravesites of
Moses Hoskins and Margaret (Clemons) Hoskins. Margaret had first married
Samuel Helton and had a son Andrew Jackson Helton.
The late Raleigh Shepherd, Jr. had purchased new monuments for
this cemetery but was not able to get them up to the cemetery before his
passing. A couple of years ago Bob Whittaker, Wendell Hoskins, my son
Toddie Preston and I were able to devise a way to get the markers up the
hill to the cemetery.
The 1850 census of Floyd Co. KY shows Moses Hoskins, age 54,
b. VA, Margaret age 70, Benjamin age 31, Sarah age 27, Rhoda age 21,
Rosanna age 19, Merdia age 7, Rebecca age 5 and Margaret Williams age 4.
Also, Kay’s ancestor (John) Robert Hoskins age 24 and wife
Sarah (Allen) age 28 with children Moses age 3, Emily age 2, and Judy
Bayes age 14, lived next door to Moses and his family.
Moses and Robert both show in the 1860 Magoffin census so my
thoughts are that this is your ancestor buried in the old Hoskins Cemetery
near the mouth of Bull Creek across the Licking River at Lakeville, KY.
At our “Manns Clan” meeting Sunday, July 19th we
had the following people signing in: Roy “Todd” Preston, Ronnie Mann
Jenkins, Hollie Jenkins, Brenda Jenkins, Joe Howard, Ruie Mann Howard,
Deborah Mann, Green Mann, Jackie Howard, Dallas Bentley, Kay Bentley,
James C. Montgomery, Connie A. Wireman, Cassie Manns Carpenter, Ettazene
Manns Montgomery, Dorothy Wireman, Wilma Rimer, Jill Cole, Leola Cole,
Imogene Manns Stevens, Melvin Minix, Crystal Collins Ripkoski, Belsey
Connelley, Marvin Minix, Ronnie Pelfrey, Charlene Mann Pelfrey, Faye Mann
and Mary Ann Minix. Three of those had July birthdays, Charlene Pelfrey,
Brenda Jenkins and Joe Howard.
Several of those attending brought in pictures and family
information for the Mann/Manns book. We also worked on the Founders Days
program and we are getting close to having it finalized. We hope to hear
from descendants of Reuben Arnett and Sally Mann with updated info on your
family. Anyone with a Mann-Manns ancestor is invited to share your family
material and pictures for this planned book.
Our telephone number is 606-349-1607. You may email us at
Magoffin@foothills.net or write to Magoffin County Historical Society,
Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465.