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  CHESLEY'S  HAMILTON COUNTY INTERVIEWS

BY

HERVEY EDGAR CHESLEY, JR.

Born: 21 November, 1894

Died: 17 July, 1979

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"Adventuring with the Old Timers, Trails Travelled -- Tales Told"

Mr. Chesleyís unpublished writings were entrusted to the care of

Mr. William Oglesby "Bill" Manning

who has graciously shared them to be included in

"People and Place: Gazetteer of Hamilton County, TX

so that all may have free access to these writings, which are a rich account of people and events in Hamilton County, Texas.

 

Hervey Edgar Chesley, Jr. was a son of

Hervey Edgar Chesley, Sr. and Helen Roddy Chesley.

Hervey Chesley, Jr. married Lula Leona "Lena" West.

CHESLEY, HERVEY EDGAR, SR.  -- OBITUARY

Mr. Chesley's comments appear to be enclosed in parenthesis.  My comments are enclosed in brackets and are printed in red.--Elreeta Weathers

 
CHESLEY'S HAMILTON COUNTY INTERVIEWS
INTRODUCTION
F. C. WILLIAMS
WILEY PIERCE
TOM FREEMAN
BILL PAYNE
PAYNE KILLS LIVINGSTON
KILLING THE WITCHERS
COOK SHOOTS THE FRENCHMAN
JUDGE J. G. W. PIERSON
Mr. J. J. CLEVELAND "UNCLE JOE"
THE OLD SCHOOL BUILDING
THE OLD FARM
CROCKETT HENDRIX
CROCKETT HENDRICKS
YOUNG MAN NAMED CLARY
CLARY AGAIN
SHOOTING UP THE CHURCH
CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
GRANDMA PIERSON
PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO THE BARS
FISHING ON THE COW HOUSE
THE BOYNTONS
OLD DAY SHERIFFS
THE GRIGSBYS
MARION GRAVES
MR F. C. WILLIAMS TALKING
WHEN PAYNE KILLED LIVINGSTON
SOME FAMILY HISTORY
SCARED A DRUMMER
THE "NIGGER" DOGS
THE HOWARDS
OLD MAN HOWARD
ELI HOWARD
C. E. HORTON
WILLIAM SNELL
THE ASSASSINATIONOF MR. SNELL
MR. WILLIAM SNELL
BACK TO THE SNELL STORY
THE SNELL CASE
SNELL AND CLAUNCH
MORE ABOUT MR. SNELL
WILLIAM SNELL AGAIN
THE DAY SNELL WAS KILLED
MR. SNELL, A GOOD MAN
OLD ROCK CHURCH OR ROCK HOUSE
OLD MAN SNOW
THE SNOW FAMILY
JOHN L. SPURLIN, THE GENERAL MERCHANT
IN ELECTRIC POWER BUSINESS
OLD DOCTOR WILSON
ORR AND COX
GEORGE N. GENTRY
GEORGE N. GENTRY
GEORGE GENTRY
GEORGE GENTRY, AGAIN
SQUIRE LLOYD
HEARNE; & CO-SPURLIN SUIT
HEARNE AND COMPANY
RUFE AND JOE RICE
UNCLE PERRY WHITE NOT SO GOOD
HALíS BRANDBOOK . GOOD ROPER
HANGING OF GARRISON
JIM BENNETT . SHERIFF RUSSELL
WILD BILL WILSON
FRANK COCKEREL
THE BOGANS
"BUTHEAD" WILSON
FIRST CLERK
TOM POWERS, TRAIL DRIVER
DAVE TERRY
BORROWING MONEY
BUD TATUM
STORY BY JUDGE R. B. CROSS
MISS WILD BILL AKERS
THE POEM
MISS AKERS
COLIN GEORGE
GOES TO A DANCE
TOM PATTERSON
HOOVER, OF THE KNOBS
LOTS OF DANCES
JAMES M. RICE
MILT AND HENRY GOODE
HENRY GOODE RAISES ROUGHHOUSE
PAT McCLURE, THE HATTER
HANGING OF THE BAILEY BOYS
WORKING IN THE OLD BASEMENT SALOON
PRICE YALE
ALIAS DUNN
JUDGE AND MARK FLEMING
CHALK ALSO DID
NOT IN CONTEMPT OF COURT
GEORGE WASHINGTON WADE
COLONEL POTTS
THE SHERIFFS
AULT FERGUSON. KILLING OF TETRICK
ON THE ROAD FROM FALLS COUNTY
RUTHERFORD AND PIERSON, LAWYERS
RUTHERFORD
GENERAL LEE
RUTHERFORD GOES WEST
RUTHERFORD AND PIERSON
MR. C. W. RUTHERFORD AND GEN. ROBERT E. LEE
A FRUITLESS PURSUIT
MORE ABOUT RUTHERFORD
DRUNKEN IRISHMAN
THE SHEFFIELD CASE
APRIL 14, 1943
MR. WILLIAMSí FATHER
DOCTOR WILLIAMS COLLECTION
AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT
THE TIME HE SHOT GEORGE N. GENTRY
FRISBY SHOOTS BOARD
CIVIL COMMOTION
GEORGE WASHINGTON WADE
JAMES W. MASSIE, SHERIFF
MR. WILLIAMS SIDES WITH LAW AND ORDER
MR. WILLIAMS, HIMSELF RUNS FOR OFFICE
JUDGE FLEMING AND HIS BROTHER, MARK
THE POTTSES
LIST OF SHERIFFS
WHEN STRONG MEN MEET
THEY HAD TO KIDNAP WITNESS
OLD UNCLE MARIAN GRAVES
VES HOWARD
DAVE COX
DOCTOR GREGG
DOCTOR GREGGíS HEIRS
ANOTHER DRUNKEN IRISHMAN
THE WHITELY INCIDENT
ELECTION IRREGULARITIES
DAVE SMITHíS WAY
PASSING A THICKET
APPRAISAL OF GEORGE N. GENTRY
FIRST TRIP TO DALLAS
ABOUT JOHN BOND
MR. ERNEST NETTLETON
GATHERING CATTLE IN THE SHIVE COUNTRY
HAMP McCAIN
THE OLD FREE RANGE MEN
HORSES IN THE OLD DAYS
JIMMIE CARTER
SHAKES THE LIQUOR HABIT. DAVE TERRY
UNPLEASANT EPISODE
TOSSES HIS CIGARETTES AWAY
SAM WILLIAMS
WALKER & TRAWICK
ALBERT SNOW
HOW MEN WERE IN THE OLD DAYS
HIS GRANDPARENTS
FAMILY HISTORY
JOHN WITCHER, A HUNTING TRIP
THE OLD HOTEL
SOL BARRON
THE RICES
OLD MAN GROOMER
SOME FAMILY CONNECTIONS
AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF SNELL
THE CAVALCADE COME IN
WALKER BUSH
ASA LANGFORD
HOW THEY CO-OPERATED
OLD MAN GROOMER
TOM WOODS
THE FULLER HOTEL -- CAMPBELL BROS. CIRCUS
COW HANDS -- TRAIL DRIVING
THE OXM BRAND - THE BLACKS
FENCE CUTTING
WILLIAM BLACK
OLD JUDGE EIDSONíS ADVICE
THE WHITELY CASE
THEY SOUGHT TO SCARE WHITLEY
HENRY GOODE
CAPTAIN HUNT
KING AND FORTRAN
THEY PUT IN A SWANKY PLACE
JOHN FOWLER
WILLIAM SECREST
THE SILVER DOLLAR SALOON
BECOMES DEPUTY SHERIFF
THE FIRST BALD HORNET RACE
SHERIFF TERRY
GEORGE GENTRY POINTS HIS HORSE WEST
THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL DETECTIVE
LEWIS PAULIN
SCOGGINS
MORE SHERIFFS
JOSH COOK
AT CHRISTMAS TIME
THE OLD BASEMENT SALOON
AT THE LAST OF BUFFALO SLAUGHTER
TALKS AGAIN ABOUT THE TRIP TO SOUTHWEST
WHEN THE PEOPLE CAME IN
OLD MAN JOHN TAYLOR
COMANCHE COUNTY RECORDS
THE HAMILTON INCIDENT
THE BALD HORNET, RACE HORSE
CYRUS W. COTTON
DOUBLE O. MILLER
A POWERFUL EVANGELIST
CHRIS MILLER
THE PARTY OUT OF TOWN
WILLIAM SNELL, AGAIN
WILD BILL WILSON
THOMAS HAMBRIGHT
GRANDMA LOST SOME CHICKENS
JIM, OR BUD, CARTER
WHEN DAVE KEMP KILLED SMITH
TOM ROSS
ASA LANGFORD
GOES BY LANGFORDíS COVE
THE BAILEY BOYS
JOHN BRYSON
THE NIGHT THEY HUNG GARRISON
HAMP McCAIN
HORSES
JIMMIE CARTER


 
Home ] HERVEY CHESLEY BOOK FAITHFUL TO HISTORY ] HERVEY EDGAR CHESLEY, JR. ] INTRODUCTION ] F. C. Williams ] CHESLEY, BOB ] F. C. WILLIAMS ] WILEY PIERCE ] TOM FREEMAN ] BILL PAYNE ] PAYNE KILLS LIVINGSTON ] KILLING THE WITCHERS ] COOK SHOOTS THE FRENCHMAN ] JUDGE J. G. W. PIERSON ] MR. J. J. CLEVELAND "UNCLE JOE" ] THE OLD SCHOOL BUILDING ] THE OLD FARM ] CROCKETT HENDRIX ] YOUNG MAN NAMED CLARY ] SHOOTING UP THE CHURCH ] CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS ] GRANDMA PIERSON ] PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO THE BARS ] FISHING ON THE COW HOUSE ] THE BOYNTONS ] OLD DAY SHERIFFS ] THE GRIGSBYS ] MARION GRAVES ] F. C. WILLIAMS TALKING ] WHEN PAYNE KILLED LIVINGSTON ] SOME FAMILY HISTORY ] SCARED A DRUMMER ] THE "NIGGER" DOGS ] THE HOWARDS ] OLD MAN HOWARD ] ELI HOWARD ] C. E. HORTON ] WILLIAM SNELL ] OLD ROCK CHURCH OR ROCK HOUSE ] OLD MAN SNOW ] JOHN L. SPURLIN, THE GENERAL MERCHANT ] IN ELECTRIC POWER BUSINESS ] OLD DOCTOR WILSON ] ORR AND COX ] GEORGE N, GENTRY ] SQUIRE LLOYD ] HEARNE & CO-SPURLIN SUIT ] RUFE AND JOE RICE ] UNCLE PERRY WHITE NOT SO GOOD ] HALíS BRANDBOOK . GOOD ROPER ] HANGING OF GARRISON ] JIM BENNETT . SHERIFF RUSSELL ] WILD BILL WILSON ] FRANK COCKEREL ] THE BOGANS ] "BUTHEAD" WILSON ] FIRST CLERK ] TOM POWERS, TRAIL DRIVER ] DAVE TERRY ] BORROWING MONEY ] BUD TATUM ] STORY BY JUDGE R. B. CROSS ] MISS WILD BILL AKERS ] COLIN GEORGE ] GOES TO A DANCE ] TOM PATTERSON ] HOOVER, OF THE KNOBS ] LOTS OF DANCES ] JAMES M. RICE ] MILT AND HENRY GOODE ] PAT McCLURE, THE HATTER ] HANGING OF THE BAILEY BOYS ] WORKING IN THE OLD BASEMENT SALOON ] PRICE YALE ] JUDGE AND MARK FLEMING ] CHALK ALSO DID ] NOT IN CONTEMPT OF COURT ] GEORGE WASHINGTON WADE ] COLONEL POTTS ] THE SHERIFFS ] AULT FERGUSON. KILLING OF TETRICK ] ON THE ROAD FROM FALLS COUNTY ] RUTHERFORD AND PIERSON, LAWYERS ] DRUNKEN IRISHMAN ] THE SHEFFIELD CASE ] APRIL 14, 1943 ] MR. WILLIAMSí FATHER ] AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING ] ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT ] THE TIME HE SHOT GEORGE N. GENTRY ] FRISBY SHOOTS BOARD ] CIVIL COMMOTION ] GEORGE WASHINGTON WADE ] JAMES W. MASSIE, SHERIFF ] MR. WILLIAMS SIDES WITH LAW AND ORDER ] MR. WILLIAMS, HIMSELF RUNS FOR OFFICE ] JUDGE FLEMING AND HIS BROTHER, MARK ] THE POTTSES ] LIST OF SHERIFFS ] WHEN STRONG MEN MEET ] THEY HAD TO KIDNAP WITNESS ] OLD UNCLE MARIAN GRAVES ] VES HOWARD ] DAVE COX ] DOCTOR GREGG ] ANOTHER DRUNKEN IRISHMAN ] THE WHITELY INCIDENT ] ELECTION IRREGULARITIES ] DAVE SMITHíS WAY ] PASSING A THICKET ] APPRAISAL OF GEORGE N. GENTRY ] FIRST TRIP TO DALLAS ] ABOUT JOHN BOND ] MR. ERNEST NETTLETON ] GATHERING CATTLE IN THE SHIVE COUNTRY ] HAMP McCAIN ] THE OLD FREE RANGE MEN ] HORSES IN THE OLD DAYS ] JIMMIE CARTER ] SHAKES THE LIQUOR HABIT. DAVE TERRY ] UNPLEASANT EPISODE ] TOSSES HIS CIGARETTES AWAY ] SAM WILLIAMS ] WALKER & TRAWICK ] ALBERT SNOW ] WAY MEN WERE IN THE OLD DAYS ] HIS GRANDPARENTS ] JOHN WITCHER, A HUNTING TRIP ] THE OLD HOTEL ] SOL BARRON ] THE RICES ] OLD MAN GROOMER ] SOME FAMILY CONNECTIONS ] AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF SNELL ] WALKER BUSH ] ASA LANGFORD ] HOW THEY CO-OPERATED ] OLD MAN GROOMER ] TOM WOODS ] THE FULLER HOTEL -- CAMPBELL BROS. CIRCUS ] COW HANDS -- TRAIL DRIVING ] THE OXM BRAND - THE BLACKS ] FENCE CUTTING ] WILLIAM BLACK ] OLD JUDGE EIDSONíS ADVICE ] THE WHITELY CASE ] HENRY GOODE ] CAPTAIN HUNT ] KING AND FORTRAN ] JOHN FOWLER ] WILLIAM SECREST ] THE SILVER DOLLAR SALOON ] BECOMES DEPUTY SHERIFF ] THE FIRST BALD HORNET RACE ] SHERIFF TERRY ] GEORGE GENTRY POINTS HIS HORSE WEST ] THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL DETECTIVE ] LEWIS PAULIN ] SCOGGINS ] MORE SHERIFFS ] JOSH COOK ] AT CHRISTMAS TIME ] THE OLD BASEMENT SALOON ] AT THE LAST OF BUFFALO SLAUGHTER ] TALKS AGAIN ABOUT THE TRIP TO SOUTHWEST ] WHEN THE PEOPLE CAME IN ] OLD MAN JOHN TAYLOR ] COMANCHE COUNTY RECORDS ] THE HAMILTON INCIDENT ] THE BALD HORNET, RACE HORSE ] CYRUS W. COTTON ] DOUBLE O. MILLER ] A POWERFUL EVANGELIST ] CHRIS MILLER ] THE PARTY OUT OF TOWN ] WILLIAM SNELL, AGAIN ] WILD BILL WILSON ] THOMAS HAMBRIGHT ] GRANDMA LOST SOME CHICKENS ] JIM, OR BUD, CARTER ] WHEN DAVE KEMP KILLED SMITH ] TOM ROSS ] ASA LANGFORD ] GOES BY LANGFORDíS COVE ] THE BAILEY BOYS ] JOHN BRYSON ] THE NIGHT THEY HUNG GARRISON ] HAMP McCAIN ] HORSES ] JIMMIE CARTER ]


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by Elreeta Crain Weathers, B.A., M.Ed.,  
(also Mrs.,  Mom, and Ph. T.)

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