OLD UNCLE MARIAN GRAVES
He said one time Uncle Marion Graves went to sleep and slept all night
by the fireplace in the old basement saloon, which he at one time owned,
in the old stone building on the northwest corner of the square. He kept
getting closer to the fireplace, and next morning that he looked like an
ash can cot. And told of the time Old Uncle Sam Williams and somebody spit
tobacco juice on the chicken being cooked in the fireplace.
(There was a wall down in that basement saloon. Was told about how Mr.
J. T. James, the time he and his family were living in a building on the
west side of the square, where his office and property were later on. He
would go down to that basement and draw a bucket of water for household
purposes. Come the time that some people said "that old man is
drinking himself to death. Every day he goes down to the saloon and gets
another bucket of whiskey. It may be that his son Cecil James told that
story. This old building will be rebuilt or demolished when the north wall
fell in early this year. [The building was
demolished. --Elreeta Weathers]
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CHESLEY'S HAMILTON COUNTY INTERVIEWS
HERVEY EDGAR CHESLEY, JR.
Born: 21 November, 1894
Died: 17 July, 1979