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Pa_ge 6_CLINCH VALLE TIMES, St. Paul, ViA, Thursday, June" 16, 2011 fall by Ailen GregoryI control and can hit her spots, could not produce a key hit to On Tuesday, June.7 the Ford is a leflhander who also has put a run on the board. Castlewood Lady Blue iDevils excellent control. However, Ford Banner, who had the Blue lost 7-0 to the Lady Chargers of throws in the mid 60's mph Devils only two hits, had Bath County in the Division 1 which is outstanding, another as she led off the third. Group A Virginia State Softball The visitors were heldBut the Devils could not fathom Tournament. scoreless "for the first two the offerings of Ford and could Bath County would go on to inninl s but broke loose for five not score. DESCENDANTS...Pictured ! to r: Teddy Patrick, son of Ethel and the late defeat Holston for the Division 1 runs m the third when they got The Blue Devils, who Patrick; Jeannie Cassell Patrick, descendant of Jacob Cassell (Castle) and state title, five of their seven hits. finished the year with a 16-8 of Teddy; Ethel Catherine Monk Patrick; Coetta Patrick Bratton, daughter Players never like to lose but They also plated two runs in record, saw Leigha Statzer, - when you lose to the top team in the seventh to reach their total of Danielle Jessee, Raqueal Phillips Ethel and the late Roy Patrick; Robert Carlyle Bratton, descendant of Charles the state, it's not so bad.. 7. Each team made two errors, and Kelsey McReynolds play Bickley and husband of Coetta; standing at the site of the Temple Hill Meeting Two of the better pRchers in Castlewood had a scoringtheir final game. House of 1836 and the brick structure of 1875 (Methodist Episcopal Church, Division 1 softball faced each threat going in the bottom of the The Lady Devils played a lot South), displaying brick found on the site. Brick from the site is presently other in the game, CastleWood's fwst. In that inning Banner led of youngsters this year so they displayed at the library, of Fort Gibson United Methodist Church. Taylor Banner and Bath. Cou- off with a bunt single and will be back next year with a nty's Jaylin Ford. Banff is a Danielle Jessee was safe on an much more experienced team, so Gib finesse pitcher who has excellent error. However, the Lady Devils Iook out for them again. Fort son UMC is 225 years old gi p play Re on D announces to ers, coaches Fort Gibson United Meth:Lillian Buck Kiser and presently land it wakes us to sense of odist Church is celebrating its Jo Ellen Kiser Harding (great reality - wondering at its folly - Region D officials and Sturgill, 2j base, freshman. " Haysi High School--C---laudie 225 years of service to the Cas- granddaughter of Thomas Dick- while we unconsciously repose tlewood community on Sunday, enson) who currently occupies in safety." coaches have announced the Clintwood High School-Trey Edwards, designatedhitter, August 14, 2011. This is the sixth "Grandview" with her husband, In 2010 the Cumberland First and Second All Region D Meade, utility, senior, junior, of monthly articles on the history Tom. Brigade Kentucky Division team members. They also Virginia High School-Dale Thomas Walker High School-efFort Gibson United Methodist Once again from the AaronArmy of Tennessee Cons of named Caleb Daniels, John I. Stine, outfielder, senior;, Clint -J. P. Shackleford, de-signated Church. Gose family history, his wife Confederate Veterans Whites- Burton High School, as Player Chafin, catcher, senior; Seth hitter, junior. The log-structured Temple Nancy remembered that "noburg, Kentucky contacted Char- of the Year, and, as Coach of Davis, third base, senior;, Lance Hurley High School-AustinHill Meeting House constructed fighting was done right around les Bickley "Bic" Gibson, gr at- in 1836 served the congregation the area but soldiers were pass- great-great-great-great-great-] the Year, Division 1-Jim Jessee, utility, jnnior. Cooper, utility, jnnior.:well until plans were made in hag around." The horses were great-grandson of Charles Blck- > Adams, John I. Burton High The Region D Second Team Virginia High School-Ryne1874 to upgrade to a brick struc- sent to Copper Ridge for safe- Icy and present owner of Charles School, and Division 2,Chadincludes: Loggim, outfielder, junior, ture. This new structure would keeping. One wounded soldier Bickleys, original prop-r-r-r-r-r-r-r- , Longworth, J. J. Kelly' High Honaker High School- HONORABLE MENTION be erected on an adjoining acre from Kentucky was housed in about coming to Castlewgod School. Derrick Murphy, pitcher, senior;, Named Regional D of land. The land was deeded on the Gose house, and Nancy often (Bickley Mills area) and finding January 16, 1875, by Nathaniel baked blackberry cobbler pies in the graves of Confederate K nt- Players chosen forFirst' Jeremiah Dye, first base, jnnioir; Honorable Mention were: Dickenson to James H. Dicken- an oven at the fireplace for the ucky soldiers that died in Team include: ' Austin Kiser, second base, Christian Kuntz, J. J. Kelly son, Thomas Gibson, William B. soldiers as they passed in and Castlewood during the C vii Honaker High School--Chaz flesh|an. Josh Paolucci, Virginia High Astun, Aaron Gose, H.P. Dick- out. War. After surveying and sear :h- Miller, pitcher, senior; Payton J.J. Kelly High School-NickAuatinBooher, Virginia High enson, Samuel W. Gibson and Also in a diary by Captain ing the area, the group foltnd Ball, outfielder, sophomore; Aseue, catcher, senior; Z, aek Graysen Hale, J. J. Kelly William Fields, trustees for the Edward Guerrant, a confederate several grave sites and honored Methodist Episcopal Church, officer from the Bluegrass area these soldiers by placing btt'ial Cory Brown., third base, senior; Stidhmn, third base, junior. Cameron Keene, Honaker Tre Bur|, shortstop, junior; St. Paul High School-Bryce Tyler Hazlett, Twin Springs South. Nathaniel Dickenson of Kentucky and attached to the markers denoting their nm ae, gave this land "for the con- headquarters of confederate gen- rank, army group, birth, de ith J. J. Kelly High School-Nick Lawson, outfielder, senior,Toby Edwards, Haysi ' sideration of his benevolence erals Humphrey Marshall, Wil- and age. The soldiers were aot Sturgill, second base, freshman; John I. Burton High School-Justin Trent, St. Paul and good design toward the said liam Preston, George Cosby and battlefield casualties but diedlof Alex ( Jcnlry Mullins, J. J. Kelly church, and $1.00, in hand John Hunt Morgan, he describes diseases and fatigue. There junior; the Civil War in Castlewood, 12 markers now located at file Alex Couch, designated, hitter, Ty King. second base, junior, paid." The church was built on junio ; Casflcwood High School- Marcus Salyer, Gate City; the land before the deed was Southwest Virginia, East Tennes- Charles Bickley Cemetery t in St. Paul High School-MattEthan Taylor, , catcher, senior. / ORE executed, which seemed to be see and Eastern Kentucky. On Castlewood. Information Ion Dupuie, pitcher, senior; Dillon Coebum High School-Josh (Conanwd page the Abingdon District Cridlin, shortstop, senior. Kilgore, pitcher, junior;, Darren the common practice. In High1877 heSUndaY'comesAUgust17'from Jeffersonvillehe writes as thethese markers can be foundwebsRe,[On John I. Burton High School- Greear, utility, junior. --., "School occupied the old Temple (Tazewell) to Castlewood: "I [ I ] Hill Meeting House. It was over took the Rev. Mr. A.T. D ing the Civil War the Caleb Daniels, pitcher, senior;, Pound High School-Garrett . Deadline for I stated in the deed that this Brooks - Chaplain of the 43rd Methodist Episcopal ChurCh, Jessee Coffey, outfielder, unior. Thompson, outfielder, junior. ' I classifieds [ occupancy would in no way Tenn. Regiment encamped on South in Castlewood had onelof Haysi High School-Dakota Twin Springs High School- militate against the rights of the the Clinch. I passed the Ten- the better known Methodist Stanley, outfielder, junior. Logan Oardn , out-fielder, [is Tuesday noon!| congregation at this place, as nessee regiment encamped at the ministers to ever serve the I-I l- Gate City High School- junior, they had erected a new house of 'Mud Hole Store,' numbering stun Conference, Richard IN. Austin. Arnold, Outfielder, PowellValk. ,Highschool- I 'PAWS meets every third i worship. Rev. George Frazier about 800 large, tall, stalwart Price. Born in Elk Garden was appointed principal of the men. Crossed the Clinch near educated at Emery and He 'y junior; Wes Hughes, junior;, JakeHuff, shortstop, junior. Thur ay of the month, 6 school, and it can be assumed Squire (Aaron) Nash's. The College, he was a circuit riding Coeburn High School-Brad Lebanon High Scllool-Dillon ; pmat the Oxbow Center. that was the same George Clinch is a muddy, deep, sullen preacher, station preacher, I/re- M_oore, third base, senior; Nick Wilbum, shortstop, junior. Frazier who was the minister of stream a size or two larger than siding elder, college professor, , the Temple Hill Meeting House Slate. At Thomas Dickenson's I college vresident and chanlaia in I in 1881. I During the occupancy of the found Josh, Jimmy Young & Lt. two wars (Civil War - 26 Sam Clay & one Coyer fromand S anish American ":[-I_eT- II Temple Hill Meeting House the " P Or)" ......... ry o Methodism Ha|son County, Kentucky. The wrote the Histo f " I II congregation as well as Russell ooys were lOOKing Well out theft in the Holston ,, . Conference 1783- I County, Virginia and the nation horses were very poor. On Fn- 1897 Bv 1890 1900 . z-. I went through the most turn- " - - i= ,,danny!August 22, 1862 he ,wrRes: divided nation was healing from I ! ! I ultuous perid f time in the r/xer came rrom ~altviue mis the Civil War Ru ~ ......... ssell County | history of the United States, the rate soldiers and evening wire oroers trom me had 66 Confede | Civil War. The issues of slavery whole Brigade now here to 35 Union soldi r "" | and states' rights divided a ' ' , e s recewmg move to Castle Woods tom- pensions. [ nation, Virginia, Russell County orrow. The Kentucky Mounted In 1874-75 as the new brick [ and even households and faro- Rifles moved to Le-banon today, meeting house was being [ flies. Bishop Francis Asbury or- All troops collecting near constructed and Virginia and the | posed slavery and stated that the 'Castle Woods' on the road from South were going through the 1 institution would never be Abingdon VA to Kentucky. Also period of Reconstruction, a new 1 eradicated in Virginia. After the a Battalion of Georgia Artillery era was coming to Castlewood 1 conversion of Madame Russell (700 soldiers) would move to and southwest Virginia. In the 1 and General William Russell 'Castle Woods.'" Once again on 1880's and 90's with the coming I (about 1788), they freed their Friday August 29 he writes, of railr ...... ,, P g 1 slaves. Knocked about Lebanon - get- oans ano me o enm or | In 1861 Thomas Tresvant ......... the coalfields, new towns began tmg my norse (Mary Mlnne- t " l Dickenson, son of Major James . . , o rise along the railroads, haha) shod. About 4 p.m. starteo includin C~tl~rwwl qt "" 1. Diekenson and grandson of Hen- with a haversack well filled with p . v-V ..... v-, --.,- | ry Dickenson, sent to Cincinnati . . am, ano coal camps oegan to goodms from friends m Lebanon d ......... l and bought a Franklin Almanac ........ ot me lanoscape m sou|west I and diary for 25 cents. Wri,,tten tor astle woous 13 mnes Vir-inia sue ...... distant. Very hard road to travel, tracgt of s tha teisl3 e | from his home, Grandview,' in v ' g I tra eled to dark & was last ............ I Castlewood his diary continues ........ structure ano me t s/3 DrlCK compelled to put up wlm a tJose ....... ....... , I from 1861 to 1912. His writings .... t ...... structure locateo near me ola mmuy wtrs nose (Aaron) very Tem le H .......... | encompass many activities in- " " . p m rugn cnool, are clever & Large family of little ....... I eluding family life, farm crops, , .... generany remrreo to as me Goses No apparitionv All tang ............... | animals, social views, the Civil ...... " - rtoomson Lana. l ne itrst tract . 1 War and church activities. He IOle, - except me young iemale ............. \ Goses Sh ....irl like" On cnurcn property wnlcn was , 1 writes in January 7, 1861, , :" s " used by the school was sold on Saturday, August 30, 1862 as the Au-- st 27 ........... | "Legislature of Virginia called a ......... gu , lyon, for lou.uu; t=onieaerate Army mat nas as- the dee - - - " - " | special session followed by the .... u was maae trom r sembled In castlewooo prepares ....... " | state of AlaEama as seceded 61 ......... A exanoer, agent tor me to go to r entucgy ne writes, Methodist E isc .... | pros 39 cons. On February 4 he - o al t;nurcn "Came'over to camp this morn- South toC " n / | writes of the elections of 4 .... uray, ing,expecting totma me Co .......... "" | delegates to a called session of . . urns, aria JOnn t:analer, General there Dlsappomted Yet trustees of .......... 1 the Virginia Convention and " "- ruDnc cnooistorme in Abingdon 'Head Quarters' in Castlewood Di ...... 1 went to Lebanon to the Election " smct lne seeona ,, tract of land on which the brick I of Peace. In March he states, Temple Hill church and the : Schoolhouse near by it' The chur" ...... ii 1 "rA d meeting at Temple _ " cn Was DUlII Was SOlO on Temple Meeting House con-Au-ust ......... nnn 1 Hill paid the preacher (Rev.structeo" m ........ l, me neao- g l VUJ mr .... . . 1 Joseph Haskew) 25 cents." On - ,,._ ..... The deed was from F. Alexander, quarters mr attornefor ......... I April 12 he writes, "The Battle . y me Memo|st army, was without. a doubt Episcopal Church, south to | commenced at Fort Sumter. surrounaeo oy SOlOlers trom He- " ......... 1 South conquered. Lost, no life." " k ,, my L r, oomson, lne tact mat 1 On April 18 he writes, a portion Tennes.see, ,. Georgm, Kentuc. y the brick church had lately been ano virginia camping on the to-- " ...... I of citizens of Castiewoods met , . m aown was stateo m me hills and in the smaher vmes m deed ....... I at John Banner's to form a home ,, . . ner, oolnson lane at the ..Clinch ,River Vaney. Temple Hill and adjacent to the | guard." On April 24 he writes, contmues, rteveisentering I "Josee (Josephine Bonaparte, . . Rose Hill Cemetery presently Kentucky from many points t ........... c didn t like the way the whose mother Kate Monk taught s 1 went to Campground at which Headquarters were fixed up & Sunda ........ | time and place the Rough and ....... y scnool at tort Uloson came over to UlcKenson s ...... | Ready volunteers were presentedtwnere ..... me ours" nau ....... oeen for several years. Brick from the | with a silk bag and a Bible to "- ..... " ........ brick church can still be found staying) to olnner, rvt. t~wmg . . . . leach ofthe highest officers, and !~a~!~:SthKSe~e~; A~i31i ~~~i~:~ibilrw~ili 1 a dinner for the company." On | vote on Virginia's Secession ,, ky " 1 Ordinance was 832 for secession, luuu a- ,t.^Ul be established. Castlewood will 1 and 89 against secession. On ven"eance "f Au~ust's -art:"- have a bank, hotel, saddle shop, 1 August 6 Thomas Dickenson sun & ren er theSdav n asan , mercantile stores, doctor's r " office, dentist's office, holding | and W.J. Dickenson attended a Far below us in the valley of the 311 | quarterly meeting at McClure's ....... Cllneh -- -.eth drums on the army pens. for livestock,, a livery .stable r which provided transportation of 1 Chapel, where he spoke to Rev. break & desecrate the sac ed . . new immigrants to Dante to | E. Kesser about preaching his quiet of this holy day. Their deep . . work in the mmes, and even a 1 wife, Josee's funeral who had stirring music rolls over the hills . . n new Ford auto dealership m | died July 4, 1862. He was a & tells the peaceful inhabita ts 191 " m st 3, Clmch Motors In 1907 l great supporter of the Methodist atrocious war - is desolating the (Continued On- -ge 8) We Are Profess Grade ,,, , /unedcanR utlon ,,, , , t)dvtng F.xdtm l= Church, and so were his des- that war - the greatest & o _ _- cendants, Mrs. D.S. Buck, Mrs.