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BIG SANDY AGAINST THE WORLD
BAND of Pikeville Big Sandy's 1st Bank
now FIRST NATIONAL Organized 1889
Capital $15,000 Deposits $40,000
Now 2 Banks Capital $300,000
Deposits over Three Millon Dollars.
First white Child born in America, Virginia Dare
Aug. 18th 1587 on Roanoke Island N.C.
1st English Wedding Ceremony Solemized
Summer 1608. John Laydon to Anne Burras
at Jamestown, Va.
ST. SUGUSTINE, FLA. Oldest Town in New World
founded by Spaniards 1565.
Pharmer Leslie 1st white male child born on Johns Creek
Pike County. Killed a Deer, Tanned its Hide. His Sister
(Gem---) made Him pants from hide and He was married
in (----). Robert, Father of Pharmer, had 8 Boys and 7 Girls.
Robert Leslie died
1822. Burried on
Coffin was made
from Poplar Log
split open dug out
Coffin. And other
half Log used to
cover Coffin after
Hanging here, "Howel"
made by Robert to
make Sugar Trougs,
Canoes and Coffins.
Webster says Howel
is a Coopers Plane.
No harm can befall Me
I have dined well upon
"Behavior is a mirror
in which Everyone
Shows his image."
Miss Verna Smith
Clifton Forge, Va.
Grover Clevelands Campaign
1891. He made a Speech at
Indianapolis, Ind. I was in
Cincinnati, O. Joined the
Duckworth Democratic Club
and paid 15.00 for White Plug
Hat, Badge and Cane. And
taken passage on Special
Train for Indianapolis, Ind.
with a Bunch of "Jolly Boys."
Let Me hear from some
man in Party.
This is the CANE.
This Gun was made by Riley Bill Hall
Fraziers Creek, Floyd Co. Ky. for my
father A.J. Hatcher 18 , when he was
not large enough to load gun. The 1st
powder burned in gun broke a Deers neck,
gun loaded by Hall. 1st squirrel father
killed, gun loaded by Ephram, one of
Grandfather's slaves he bought from
Tom Ratliff, Coal Run, Ky, paying $1500.00
for him. This gun first flint lock, it has
been changed to cap lock, about 8 inches
of barrel cut off.
Slaves set free. Ephram lived in our
family till death at age of 90 years
GRANDMOTHER'S SALT GOURD
To Live a Long Time, Reside in
Pikeville. Only City on Map where
Undertaker ever failed.
Doing what you
say you will do is
1st Court Pike Co.
was held on
East side of river
below The Forks.
2nd at Mouth Shelby,
now Shelbiana, on
This City covered by water Feb. 24th
1862. Union Soldiers camp here then.
James A. Garfield taken oath as
General in House near the Post Office
Oath administered by Squire John
Charles of Coon Creek, Pike Co.
Gen. Humphrey Marshall (Confederate)
camped in Pound Gap, and while
asleep Capt. Reubin Patrick (Union) of
Salyersville and his men took possession
of cannon. This same Cannon now in
posession of Patrick Family at or
near Salyersville, KY.
During CIVIL WAR you could hire a
substitute to fight for you at Ten dollars
per month. Note executed for Con-
federate money during War. After
War, Courts ruled 5(cents) on the dollar
would pay the Debt. See High Water Mark on
Wall. Highest Water since 1862. Was 58
inches below this floor.
RAILROADS and COAL
First Rail Road on Big Sandy
Chattaror about 1882. Ashland to
Peach Orchard, Crossing River
above Louisa going up 3 mile Creek
on West side river to head of Nat's
Creek. Later going up river from
3 mile Creek to mouth of Nat's Creek,
now Richardson, Ky. on C&O and
later C&O acquired right of way.
owned by the Chicago Cincinnati
& Charleston, S.C. RR from Richardson
to White House, Ky. and about 1902
C&O made a rush to reach Elkhorn
City, KY. At last the snorting of
IRON HOSS was heard in this
The first Passenger Train arrived,
at Pikeville Sunday June 5th 1905.
H.C. Boughton was Supt. When Road
1st coal shipped from Peach Orchard
was loaded in Boxes or Monitors
holding 8 to 10 Tons each. 4 to 5 monitors
or boxes on Flat Cars.
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