29 March 2011

Mutual Aide & Regulators Part #2

compiled by Teresa Martin Klaiber
March 2011

Once again I wish to thank Charlotte Lambert  Mosley for sharing and donating a Boyd County ledger book of the Mutual Protection Society.  I posted Part #1 in the Eastern Kentucky Genealogy Blog March 28th, 2011.   My comments are in brackets.  All spelling as been left as utilized from the ledger. I encourage everyone to review the original housed at the Boyd County Library.  This is not a complete transcription but an extraction of materials.

Page 26.  Mutual Protection Society...held at Davis School House Jan. 28, 1888...Dr. Davis, President; J. S. Carlyon, Secretary; William Lambert outside sentinel; Chilton Davis inside sentinel; John J. Kouns, Treasury...petition of Jas. R. Williams...received...resulted in his election.W. A. Brooks...received...resulted in his election. C. L. Williams nomination for President...resulted in his being elected.  V. O. Davis ...nomination for vice president...resulted in his being elected.  Nelson Kliber [Klaiber] nomination for secretary...resulted in his being elected.  Motion of Jas. McGlothlin and Chilton Davis was placed in nomination ...Chilton Davis is Treasurer.

Page #27.  William Lambert placed in nomination for Financial secretary...resulted in his election.  Motion of John Rucker ...nomination for inside sentinel...elected.  Motion Wyatt Clay and James McGlothlin ...nomination...outside sentinel...resulted in the election of James McGlothlin.  J.S. Carlyon ...reported Constitution and by-laws...completed...called to convene at Grassland Meeting House on Saturday Feb 4, 1888.

Page #28. Grassland Church...Feb. 4, 1888...On motion the new constitution and by-laws was by a majority vote rejected and filed...

Page #29.  Davis School House. April 21, 1888...Mr. Gum Byington was duly installed ...payed for self and two horses.  Mr. Edward White...payed for self and one horse.  Mr. Chilton Davis gave bond as treasure of this order in sum of two hundred dollars and gave the following as bondsman: C. H. Kouns, C. L. Williams and A. Pope.

By vote of Lodge it was decided to pay C. H. Kouns five dollars defraying expenses to Frankfort to fight the Carter taxes....

Page #30.  The petition of Wm. Hogan was received...Petition of Press Byington was received...

Page #31.  Davis School House May 19, 1888.  ...W. V. Sexton was appointed outside and inside sentinel.  Petition of H. P. Sexton was received...[Henry Powell Sexton].  Wm. Hogan...duly elected. ...Press Byington...duly elected.  Jas. M. Klaiber...duly elected. [James Matthew Klaiber son of John Andrew Klaiber.]  ...

Page #33...Davis School House...June 23, 1888.  ... George Powers received...Robt. Lowe received...John Runyon received.

H. P. Sexton ...duly elected.  [Henry Powell Sexton was the only son of Marcus Sexton and grandson of Elisha and Tabitha Sexton.]

C. P. Smallridge Jr. was initiated in this order and paid for self 50 cents.  Lon F. White was initiated and paid for self 50 cents and horse 25 cents...Wm. Hogan was initiated and paid for self 50 cents and 4 horses 1.00.  Wm. H. Banfield was initiated and paid for self and 2 horses...

Page #34. By vote of Lodge N. A. Klaiber was authorized to finish collecting the levey of 1886.  ...For refusing to pay the levey of 1886 the following members were expelled...R. C. Davidson, Sam Herron, John Rucker.

To recover a fox steel-trap belonging to John M. Clay know to be in the possession of Green Sexton the following committee was apointed to investigate and report...V. O. Davis, J. R. Lark, Jno. Hazlett, L. J. Stewart, R. A. Pricahrd, J. C. Graham, Thos. Brown, J. D. Higgins, C. H. Higgins, W. J. Ross and J. C. Lambert.  [Greenberry Sexton was the son of Moses and Theny Sexton.]

Page #35.  Davis School House, July 21, 1888...petition of Lon Ross received...petition of Geo. Stewart was received...petition of Mortimer S. Hazlett was received...petition of Chas. Clay was received...petition of Louis Berry was received... petition of Duck Shockey was received...petition of Jno. Queen Sr. received. [The entry for Jno. Queen Sr. was struck over.]

Page #36.  ...Geo. Powers...duly elected.  Robert Lowe...duly elected.... H. P. Sexton was duly initiated and paid for self and three horses...

By vote of Lodge...notify members by mail who had not paid the assessment of 1886 to settle the same on or before the regular meeting...  On Motion of Wm. T. Hoard it was decided to have a "Mule" Barbecue in the Davis Grove the last Sat. in Sept. Sept. 29...[See Part #1 and Carter news article referencing the order referred to as Mules.]

Page #37.  Committee for Barbecue:  Wm. T Hoard, Joe Kirk, L. J. Stewart, C. H. Kouns, Wm. Ross, Jas. P. Caster, Wm D. Bolt, Geo M. Fuller, Wm. H. Banfield, Jno. Hazlett, Eli White, Edward White, Jno H. Eastham, G. B. Norton, P. S. Fannin, Jno. Powers, Jno. Higgins, Jno. M. Clay, Jno. Mock, D.r Wm. T. Hood, Jno. D. Fannin, Jno Matix...

Page #38.  Davis School House, Aug. 18, 1888...petition of Isom Hogan received...Wm. Twinam...received...Joseph Clark...received...Frank Friel ...received.  Geo. W. Stewart reported unfavorable and was discharged.  The ballot was not spread.

Page #39 continued.  The following were elected:  Lon Ross, Mortimer Hazlett, Chas. Clay, Louis Berry, Duck Shockey.

The Pres. announced that the thief who stole John Riffe's gray mare from John Hogan's stable on the night of the 17th inst. was caught at Ironton, Ohio.  The mare also was recovered and that several of the members of this lodge aided in the search.

N. A. Klaiber was apointed as a comit. of one to aske L. J. Stewart to prosecute Wm. Sexton for stealing Mrs. Stewart's bust pin or give good reasons for not doing the same. 

On motion it was agreed that the secy spread the minutes of the call meeting concerning McGlothlin and Large on his book.

Page #40.  Aug 11, 1888. Mavity, Ky....Mr. J. P. McGlothlin reports that he as sworn out a warrant and that Large is now under arrest and trial set for Monday at 8 o'clock Aug 13th at Mavity, KY before Esq. W. R. Musick.  Moved ...committee be appointed to notify the county atty. to appear to prosecute the accused... [James P. McGlothlin married 1. Elzema Elswick and after her death married 2.Mary Jane Ratliff Blevins. The 2nd marriage ended in divorce.]

Page #41. Davis School House, Sept. 15, 1888...M. S. Hazlett was duley initiated in the secrets of the  order...George Shockey was duley initiated in the secrets of the order...petition of Coon Waits ...received.  Chas. H. Banfield ...received...

Isom Hogan Elected.

Page #42 continued.  The following were elected:  Charles Mutters, Wm. Twinans, Joseph Clark, Frank Frield...

Page #43. Sept. 25, 1888...President stated that the object of the meeting was to arrange for a barbecue ...Robert Hazlett volunteered to go to Catlettsburg to bring two men to butcher and roast the beef and mutton.  Frank Chaffins and J. C. Lambert volunteered to go to Ashland with wagons for bread. R.E. White was apointed to get address of the baker in Ashland who furnishes the bread also price of same and to leave it at C. L. Williams Store for Chaffins and Lambert.

W. L. Clay volunteered to see that the wood was furnished the cooks also trench dug.  John A. Klaiber volunteered to go to Vint Calvins after two sheep donated to the barbecue by Mr. Calvin.  Isaac Fannin was pointed to get 1 sheep from L. C. Hazlett, 1 from Joe L. Fannin which was donated to barbeque by the ...gentlemen.

Page #44 continued.  The comite on beef was instructed by the vote of lodge to procure 2,000 lbs. of beef.  The bread commite was also instructed by vote of lodge to procure 1,000 lb. of bread.  Frank Chaffins volunteered to furnish lumber for tables.  W. L. Clay agreed to help build the same. J. C. Lambert was apointed ot procure rope to stretch around the tables as a guard.

Page #45.  Oct. 4, 1888...Pres. stated that the object of the meeting was to receive bills presented by the members that had arisen from cost of barbecue...by vote of lodge an assessment of one dollar per member was laid. Also that all duley elected members that are not initiated shall pay said levey....C. L. Williams paid secy $12,27 [as written] the returns from beef and mutton hides...

page #46. Davis School House Oct. 13, 1888...David Davis was initiated...W. A.Brooks was initiated...Jno. C. Griffit was initiated...petition of Milton Stewart received...petition of John Callihan was received...[The following was written and crossed out] Moved that the case against J. P. McGlothlin be laid over until next regular meeting and that he be notified by the pres. that action will be taken against him according to the constitution.

Page #47. Continued.  Coon Waits elected. C. H. Banfield elected...

Page #48. Davis School House. Nov. 17, 1888.  Chas H. Banfield initiated, Isom Hogan initiated, Chas. Clay initiated, Louis Berry initiated...Jno Callihan elected and Milton Stewart rejected...

page #49 continued.  Petitions received for Jas. Hensley, Calvin Holbrook, John O'Brien Jr., Jno. Riffe.  L. O. White declared duley elected.

Moved that at least two or more members from each lodge in the state be requested to meet us in lodge at our Dec. meeting to agree upon and receive an annual pass word, and other points in the secret work of the society...

Page #51.  Davis School House, Dec 15, 1888...John Callihan duley initiated...Wm Music Elected, Jas. Hensley rejected, Calvin Holbrook elected, John O'Bryan Jr. elected and John Riffe rejected.

Page #52. Continued.  Petition of Jno Smallridge,,,Mike Galiher, J. J. Hensley... In obedience to the request the different lodges sent deligates as follows: Falls of Blaine, John P. Riffe and Buttler Mowery; Stinson, J. W. Hord and R. Q. Keffer; Rock Hill J. F. Stewart and Jas. Kinner.  A comite retired with the deligates from the other lodges and came in and reported that they had agreed upon a sign and pass word to be used the insuing yeare in all lodges.

Page #53. Continued.  The pass word acompanied by the sign to be used to obtain admitance in all lodges.  The sign to be used in meeting a member anywhere...

Page #54.  Davis School House.  Jan. 12th, 1889...Geo. Powers and Robert Lowe were initiated.  C. L. Williams elected president. W. L. Clay elected vice president.  J. D. Higgins elected secretary. V. O. Davis elected treasurer.  


Page #55. W. J. Ross elected inside sentinel.  W. A. Lambert elected outside sentinel....Order to pay Lon Nunley for going for co. attorney...order to pay Jno. Irix for guarding and boarding Large.  Petitions for John W. West, Wm. T. Clay, Charles G. Tanner, Liss Chaffins, Lum Fields and Grant Griffit received.


Page #56.  John Smallridge elected, Mike Galiger elected, Jack J. Hensley elected.  J. D. Higgins was appointed to notify S. D. Finley to pay initiation fee on his store...


To be continued.





  


1 comment:

  1. Very interesting, Teresa. This all was at the same time that my ancestors were shooting at each other in Pike County, KY, and Mingo County, WV. I wonder if both were the result of the same post-Civil War stresses? From your second post it appears that the regulators were devolving into more of a social function. It took much longer for the Hatfield-McCoy feud to reach that point! Jim

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