Sarah Anice (Hughes) Woolum
"The Cleveland Ohio News and Herald"
March 6, 1890
Armed Men Besiege a Court House at Barbourville,
and Bullets Fly Thick and Fast.
E. Messer with forty armed men of the Slusher party, arrived from
Flat Creek yesterday, and caused a great alarm. Circuit Court being
in session, Judge Boyd place a strong guard around the court house.
But notwithstanding this the factions opened fire in the court house
yard, using Colt's 45-caliber revolvers. William Day, one of the
Smith faction, received a dangerous wound in the leg, and Messer's
clothing was pierced. The presence of the guards and the falling
snow prevented further damage. Before embarking, for their return
the Messer party threw cartridges into the stove at the depot and when
asked by the agent to desist, drew knives and carved the stove pipe.
including diagrams about the gravesite's location,
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The photo collection was taken by
and used with the permission of Sam's g-grandson
Harley E. Jones
THANKS, CUZ HARLEY, FOR SHARING!
from Cuz Glenn Perry
As shown by the list of names in her brother's,
William Taylor's, ledger,
she was called "Polly."
But from what I remember hearing from the older generation,
she also had the nickname "Pop"
(like other Marys, including her niece
as well as some in the Woolum family).
It is true that she was buried at the Black Cemetery
at Callahan (further down Big Richland Creek, closer to Barbourville),
as she was then staying with her daughter,
Lucy (Woollum) Parrott
(the Parrott family came from the Callahan area,
although in later years they too lived at Tedders).
The intention was to move Aunt Pop back to
the Woolum homeplace at Tedders,
Big Richland, Knox County
- to be laid to rest alongside her husband -
when weather permitted the following spring,
but that never was done.
Uncle Sam Woolum is buried alone at
the Woolum homeplace at Tedders
(later the home of his daughter, Lucy Parrott, and then,
until the late 1960s, of Lucy' son, Wm. McKinley Parrott).
A lot of people are mistaken about Sam's place of burial,
but his great-grandson, Charles Parrott, tells me that
he used to take care of Sam's grave.
(location now confirmed by gravesite photos taken by Sam's g-grandson Harley E. Jones)
Robin Jay Woolum
son of L.J. &Barbara(Mayer) Woolum
grandson of Boyd &Mary Beth(Knuckols) Woolum
g-grandson of Robert Boyd "Robin" &Martha(Neal) Knuckols
has a terrific website called
To visit his Main Page,
To visit his Woolum genealogy page,
"The Descendants of Abner H. Woolum, Sr."
To visit his Knuckols genealogy page,
"The Family of Robert &Margaret "Peggy"(Hendrickson) Knuckols"
(the parents of Robert Boyd "Robin" Knuckols)
(Clicking on an above link will open a separate browser window.)
Katherine (Taylor) Black,
Talitha Cumi is a Biblical name meaning
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
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