Dec. 29, 1938
Landrum Padgett lived on Roberson’s Creek near “Uncle” AbramToney. He married Jane Toney and they reared six sons and two daughters, all of whom are now living, the youngest being about forty-two years of age now. Mr. Padgett died a few years ago and these six sons were the pallbearers. I have never seen six taller men carrying a corpse, none of whom were under six feet in height, and none of whom weighed less than one hundred and seventy-five pounds, and all appeared to be in perfect health. This was the first time I ever saw the sons bury their father. A few years later their mother died and five of them buried her, the other one not being able to be present.
She would very often take spells of fainting during revival meetings…Mr. Padgett was a good farmer and also operated a blacksmith shop, but did not work regularly in the shop. He was a member of the Baptist church and was almost always present at church, both Saturday and Sunday meetings. He believed in the principles of the Republican party and always voted that ticket, but did not take a very active part in politics.
Mr. Pink Digh lived near the foot of the Cherry Mountains. He married Emmaline Rollins, the daughter ol “Uncle” Jimmy and “Aunt” Annie Rollins. Mr. Digh was a very tall man being over six and one-half feet in height. He was a good farmer and a good citizen and was always ready to help his neighbors when in need of help. He owned two mules George and Kit. He had them so trained that he could talk to them and they would mind almost as well as a person would. If he wanted them to turn to the right he would say “”Yea, George,” but if he wanted them to turn to the left he would say “Come Here, Kit.” He always worked George on the lead side. When he had occasion to put the harness on them they would walk right around to the wagon tongue, each one to his or her side without a word being said to them.
Mr. Digh was a great fox hunter and kept a bunch of fox hounds. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist church and he and his wife were usually present at all the services there. He was a very strong Democrat and always took an active part in the elections. He has been dead a number of years, but his wife died only a few years ago. She was an unusually good christian woman. She would very often take spells of fainting during revival meetings and then go over the church trying to get the unconverted to go up to the mourners bench to be prayed for.