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James L. Hicks was a wealthy land holder on one side of Brush Creek Mountain who sold all his holdings to buy enough land to leave an inheritance of 50 acres to each of his 17 children on the other side of the mountain in a small community that came…

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David had a Commissary in town and a Service Station in Permel that were part of the Mallory Stores (James and David Francis). At the very end they were run by Island Creek Coal. This store at David was the very last in Floyd County. The Company last…

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Pictured is Wilburn Frazier and Floyd Davis (child) on the very top of a mountain standing by a freshly decorated grave. The grave is that of Windfield Castle, located at the head of Beech Branch.

This picture was taken shortly after the burial,…

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Pictured in the front row (woman, sitting in a chair) is Elizabeth Reffett, wife of Civil War veteran Joseph Reffett and granddaughter of land grant recipient Johnathan Pitts. Her sons are lined up in the back; their children are in front of them.…

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The Patsy Teenagers were a singing group organized and paid for by the Princess Elkhorn Coal Company in David. The group used talent drawn from the children of their workmen to represent them at various coal-related meetings and functions. The group…

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Picture 1: Kathryn as a young girl on her pony on the Stumbo Farm at McDowell. Circa 1920.

Picture 2: Kathyrn playing the organ at First United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg, something she did for more than fifty years, as well as teach music…
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