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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

History of Edray Community By S. B. Moore Continued My father, Isaac Moore, settled in the woods where I now live. Father’s house was a hewed log house, about 16 x 20 feet; shaved shingle roof, chinked...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF EDRAY COMMUNITY By S. B. Moore The Pocahontas Times November 4, 1926 Edray community is bounded on the west by Stony Creek range of mountains; on the north by Elk Mountain, to the top of Slippery...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

An Old Mystery The Pocahontas Times October 5, 1899 One of the most extraordinary scenes ever witnessed in a courtroom took place at this court. Last spring, Enos R. Sharp testified that Scott Kelley or Scott Bowers...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

AN OLD MYSTERY The Pocahontas Times June 8, 1899 Continued... About 1890, Dick Knapp disappeared from his home near Edray, and it has always been believed that he was murdered, tho the failure to find the body has...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Richard Harry "Dick" Knapp, 1847 – Dec. 1889 The Pocahontas Times January 9, 1890 Dick Knapp very mysteriously disappeared from his home near Edray a few weeks ago, and a short time after, was reported as being...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Over 80 By Annie Cromer Published March 1, 1973 Jennie Bell Slaven’s stories, continued I will give this paper that I wrote for Evelyn Lee, Oscar’s daughter, to you. It is some history of our Slaven family. Durbin, July...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Over 80 By Annie Cromer Published March 1, 1973 I went to see Jennie Bell Slaven about helping me write an article on the history of Durbin. She is an interesting person with a remarkably keen...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

The History of Spruce Shared by Keith Moore With the completion of the railroad to the top of the mountain in 1901, the number of men multiplied as the cutting and shipping of pulpwood increased. With...