May 18, 1939
Mr. Frank Logan, son of Colonel Logan, was a very popular young man and was a great admirer of fancy horses. He usually kept a nice saddle horse and kept the horse’s bridle well decorated with bright buckles and usually a red ribbon on the bridle. He would use gag reins and martingales. Mr. Hollifield very fond of jokes and liked to repeat humorous sayings and tell jokes on himself.
I recall that he once lived at Henrietta and worked in the store there. One day he left his work and went to lunch. When he arrived he found his father-in-law was there for lunch. When he returned to his work he walked into the store laughing in a big way. Someone asked him the source of his fun. He remarked: “My wife’s father was at my house for dinner and he told my wife she should not suffer as long as he had anything.”
On another occasion he went home in a heavy downpour of rain. He had a nice potato patch at the back of the house. The rain was falling so hard that it was washing up some of the potatoes. He looked at the garden for a few minutes and then walked back into the house and spoke to his wife: “We are doing better. We are shipping potatoes to Charleston.”
Regardless of what happened Mr, Logan was always jolly. His last wife is still living and is now deputy clerk of the superior court of Rutherford county.
Walls’ Baptist church is about four miles northwest of Ellenboro. I do not know how long it has been since this church was organized, but the first person buried in the cemetery of this church was Mrs. Octavia Bridges Wall. She was the daughter of Samuel Bridges and the wife of Taylor Wall. She was born June 10, 1859 and died April 30, 1877, which was sixty-two years ago. My father and mother are buried in this cemetery and I have two aunts buried there, one my father’s sister and one my mother’s sister, and a number of other relatives.
Mr. Wesley Walker lived near Walls church. He had a family of five children, three girls and two sons. Their names were Warlick, Susan, Polly Ann, Elvira and Thomas. Warlick married a Harrill, Susan married Rev. Abrams P. Hollifield, Polly Ann, or “Pintie” married Arbuthnot Smart and Elvira married James Smart. Thomas died while young. Susan and “Pintie” are still living. Mr. Walker was a very prominent man in the community and was a good farmer and took an active part in the Baptist church. His wife was a Wilson prior to her marriage. Mr. Walker was a man who immensely enjoyed a joke and was very fond of innocent fun. I have heard it said that a short while after he married he and his wife were working the garden and they had to have some plowing done, so he told her he would pull the plow and she could do the plowing. He went along in this manner for a short time and, deciding to have some fun, he became “frightened” and ran away with the plow.