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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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' 95 my lst birthday -'Jfe
Cra-ford, as she
f apwn over a blue
d,f dress, and told how
SaJed to Webster
Renville over 100 years
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and pine, ' saw
pandpaw made the finest
;hips in this part of the
with a loop to hang over
of the saddle," chimed m
iwford, a son of the 05-
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bunched up' and went to Wahalla
and Seneca, S. C, or Clayton, Ga.,
in covered wagon trains. They
always took along enough feed for
the horses and rations for the men
to last them on the trip and camped
out at night. The wagons had tar
poles on them and if the wheels
squeaked, they put tar, rendered
from pine, on them. Not much
money was needed on these trips as
the men used the barter system
and traded their apples, chickens
and chestnuts for salt, coffee, su
gar and thread for the looms.
"Once my father, : whose
name was George Clayton, went
to Clayton, Ga. Because he had
been on the road and was dirty, he
went into a store there and asked
for a cake of soap to wash Clayton.
They thought he was throwin' off
on the town and they were about
to jump on him and beat him up,"
cnuckied jars. Crawford as her
faded blue eyes smiled into mine.
After most of their nine chil
dren were born, Mrs. Crawford's
father and mother moved from
Webster to Addie, nine miles
away. Jlere they raised hogs,
sheep and cattle and farmed. Not
far above them, on a farm, lived
the Kev, W. M. R. Crawford, a
Baptist preacher, with his wife
and family and whose son Phillip
Mrs. Crawford later married.
"I was just a young girl fifteen
years old, when the War Between
the States began. Those were bad
days," Mrs. Crawford said, as her
eyes moistened with tears.
"One day 'Preacner Crawford
and his son. Phillin. started nut. tn
cut some wood, not far from their
bouse, when five Yankee scouts
came up. Two grabbed 'Preacher'
Crawford by his long-tailed frock
coat and wrapped him around a
small sapling. A big husky fellow
jumped on Phillip who was just a
young boy and not old enough to
join the Confederate army. 'Preach
er irawiord s wife heard the com
motion and cickimr un a white oak
splint that they used in making
cnair bottoms, flew out of the house
and lit into the Yankees who held
her husband. They soon let go and
nea aown trie road toward Webster
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rump ran into the house: eotd
aown tne old Springfield musket
and shot at them. One ball went
through a scout's coat, for .Cole
Hall, of beyond Webster, where
the scouts spent the night, told
them about it later.
"A few days after that, the
scouts came back through this
section by another road. The
Crawfords and several of their
friends heard about it and cut them
off where the Balsam Fish Hatcher,
ies are now. Sam Monteith, a strap
ping mountaineer, told Phillip to
pick out the fellow that jumped
on him. Phillip pointed to a big
fellow by the name of Loudermilk.
Monteith walked over to him and
said, 'You fought a boy before,
but now your going to fight a man.'
They said that every blow Monteith
gave Loudermilk brought blood.
Then Monteith called Phillip over
to him and said," Phillip when you
say he's had enough, I'll let him
up." When Loudermilk had had a
good beating Phillip said, 'That'll
do.' And before leaving, Louder
milk said that he had learned his
lesson and wouldn't jump on a boy
again," Mrs. Crawford related.
"The Yankess ' were bad about
takin horses. One time, Pink, a
faithful slave, of 'Preacher' Craw
ford,, scared a Yankee off who
wanted to exchange his lean horse
for a good one in the Crawford
stable, by threatening him with an
axe," said Mrs. Crawford. "My
mother's brother, Thad Bryson,
was a colonel in the Confederate
army," continued Mrs. Crawford,
After the war was over Mrs.
Crawford married 'Preacher' Craw
ford's Son Phillip, May 14, 1865.
He had fought in the Confederate
army the last two years of the war
under Colonel William Thom&s. He
More Than 125 Visit Plant Of The
Mountaineer's During "Open House" j
E. C. Smart, of Norfolk, Va.,
to Evelean Peek, of Mars Hill.
Roger Walker, of Hazelwood, to
Love Branner Shackford, of Rock
Hill, S. C.
Genatus Robertson Easley, of
Greenville, S. C, to Mary Ash
worth Barber, of Waynesville.
Don Putman to Alice Roberta
Messer, both of Clyde. -
In the picture, seated m a chair, is Mrs. Crawford, who is hold
ine her great great granddaughter. Peggy Joe Crawford, on her lap
Back row, reading from left to right is Mrs. Crawford's great grand
son, Allen Crawford, next, and in the middle of the back row is her
son, G. C. Crawford, and lastly her grandson, Phillip Crawford.
er, played the fiddle."
Out of a family of five boys and
four girls only Mrs. Crawford and
a younger sister, Mrs. Sarah Mur-
ray, are still living, ui ner lour-
teen children only five are living,
all within a few miles of Mn.
Crawford. They are; Mrs, Geo.
Smathers, Mrs. Rufe Jones, Wil
liam Crawford and G. C. Crawford,
deacon in the Mount Pleasant'
was too young to enter the army j Baptist church. A daughter, Addie
sooner. 'Preacher' Crawford gave Crawford and a great grandson
them his two-storyJog home and Anen Crawford and his family
built a smaller one for himself and ijVe with Mrs. Crawford who con
family below them. Here Mrs. tinue8 to live at the mouth of
Crawford and her husband, whom Woodfin creek where she and her
she lost in 1888, raised a family
of fourteen children. Near them
was a log cabin that served as
school and church. It was always
referred to as the "Old Meetin'
House Place' The seats were j
logs with four peg legs to hold
them up and there were no backs.
Many a night Mrs. Crawford
"stomped the treadle" until mid
night making homespun for her
growing family by the light of a
home made tallow candle or a rich
pine knot splinter which she stuck
in a mud-chinked chimney. "A
pine knot Splinter was just as
good as a candle and it would burn
a heap longer than you thought it
would," explained Mrs. Crawford.
"My husband .was an awful bear
hunter in those days and our six
foot fire-place always had bear
meat hanging in front of it on
sticks. The smoke from the hick,
pry logs and the steam from the
boiling kettles, cured the meat per
fectly in the winter time"
Mrs. Crawford is a born story
teller. One of her grandsons, John
nie Jones, said, "My folks didn't
have much trouble keepin' me away
from Grandmaw's 'cause she kept
men scared up with her 'hant' tales.
And I believed them 'till I was a
Luther Foster was another boy
to fall under her spell of story
telling and was afraid to go home
in the dark after listening to one
of "Granny" Crawford's bear or
They say that Mrs. Crawford
couldn't be beat when it came to
dancing and that her husband was
the best fiddler in these parts. I
asked her if she could dance the
"Ocean Wave." Immediately she
"What's that?" she asked.
I replied, "Oh you go under each
other's arms like this and swing
your partner--"but before I could
finish she said:
"Then you lock arms like this and
swing your partner."
She grabbed my arm and locked
her's in mine.
"The Lord bless my soul, I've
danced it many a time while Wash,
a black man, belonging to my fath
ing on May 14, 1865. The log
house has been torn down and a
neat clapboard cottage erected in
The Rev. Oscar J. Beck, whose
birthday, falls on the same date
as Mrs. Crawford's, said that he
remembered seeing Mrs. Crawford
hoeing in the garden three sum'
mers ago. And untu a year ago
Mrs. Crawford was busy knitting
quilts. "I don't reckon I'll ever make
any more," she said while I looked
at her patient, painstaking work.
She never had to wear glasses
and all of her faculties were unim
pared until a little over a year
ago. Now her hearing and eye
sight are failing and at night she
has to be lifted into bed. Mrs.
Crawford never went any farther
from home than Sylva and Way
nesville in all her 95 years and
not until several years ago did she
go to Sylva to see Lee Crawford,
a grandson. While there shesaw
electric lights for the first time.
Mrs. Crawford has 30 grand
children and 35 great great grand
children, History, reveals an interesting
sidelight on the Crawford clan.
Dr. Archibald Henderson has prov
en in his sketches of Andrew Jack
son that Jackson was born on the
plantation of John and Robert
Crawford. And the sons of John
headed westward across the Blue
Ridge and settled in what is now
Haywood and Jackson counties.
The roots of the Crawford clan
go back to Scotland and relused
to bow the knee to English rule.
Thence they fled to America where
they were known as "Scotch-Irish,"
but they are not Irish at all; they
were pure Scotch, and a large
number settled in the mountains of
this state. These people brought
the true Protestant religion to these
shores; and they were the first in
the race for liberty which they val
ued above life. They had deep
convictions and positive natures and
they were fearless in vindicating
their principles. They were the
first, on May 20, 1775, at Mecklen
burg, N. C, to make the most dar
ing declaration of independence
from England.) The so-called
"Scot-Irish" are a Wonderful and
magnificient race and Adelaide
Crawford and other members of
the Crawford clan can be proud of
More than 125 people visited
the plant of The Mountaineer dur
ing National Newspaper Week and
saw how a "newspaper is made".
The visitors were shown every
phase of the work required to get
out a newspaper, and also some of
the equipment in the commercial
printing department, including the
automatic press which prints 60
pieces a minute, picking up the
paper, printing it, then counting
and drying without an operator.
The linotype machines proved to
be the "great mystery" to the
group, while many spent consider
able time watching the large news
paper press print the paper.
Several were of the opinion that
the machine that folded the papers
and trimmed the edges was the
smoothest running piece of ma
chinery in the plant, while others
fascinated with the stero-
Each visitor was given a memo
randum book with their name
printed in gold on the front cover.
Each visitor saw their name set
in type on one of the linotype ma
chines. Each one was also given
a letter opener.
Groups of eight or ten were
taken through the plant, and every
step of newspaper production ex
plained in detail.
BEE CAUSES NEAR PANIC
INDIANOLA, Miss. Curbstone
sitters fled in panic when they saw
an automobile approaching them,
apparently out of control. The
car careened off the corner build
ing but pretty soon returned, The
pretty driver explained that a bee
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Lindbergh accuses RoosevelU had gotten into her blouse ana
British, Jews of agitating war. stung her.
Have your battery charged in
your car while U-Wait by our
TTavinc Qualified as executrix
of the estate of Anderson Sanford,
deceased, late of Haywood County,
North Carolina, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
the estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned at
Waynesville, North Carolina, on or
hefor the 8th dav of October. 1942.
or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payments.
This the 8th day oi uctoDer,
MRS. MANDY SANFORD,
Fiecntrix of the Estate of An
derson Sanford, deceased.
No. 1116 Oct. 9-16-23-30-Nov.
Wavincr fliialifieH as Executrix of
tho eatjite of O. T. Alexander, de
ceased,' late of Haywood County,
North Carolina, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the
estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at Way
nesville, North Carolina, on or be
fnr the it dav of October. 1942.
pr this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery. All persons
indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment. .
This the 1st day oi uct., lim.
(Mrs) Anna Katherine Alexander,
Executrix of the Estate of O. T.
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TN THESE UNUSUAL TIMES we invite you to
inspect an unusual new car new in its beauty,
its comfort, its choice of two fine 90 horsepower
engines, 6 cylinders or 8.
See it and you sense at once that here is new
style that will stay good for years. On a lower,
wider chassis, we have designed new long, low,
wide and modern lines.
Interior treatment is entirely fresh, distinctive,
pleasing. The beauty of this Ford will more than
bold its own in any company.
Inside, the car is wide across the seats,
generous in knee-room, leg-room, elbow-room.
On the road this year you find the "new Ford
ride" still further advanced in its softness, quiet
ness, steadiness and all-round comfort.
At the wheel, you will find driving easier than ever;
Steering, gear-shifting, action of the big and sure
hydraulic brakes have all been made smoother
In quality, the car is sound to the last detail.
Defense requirements have all been met without
a single reduction in the basic and lasting good
ness of the Ford mechanically. Some new materials
have replaced old ones, usually at a greater ct
to us, but i every case the new is equal to or be ,
than the old.
If your family needs a new car, go see and drive
this Ford. For what it is today and or what it will
he through the years ahead, we believe bat yon will
find in it more and better transportation or your
money than you have ever found before.
NOW ON DISPLAY
D. A. RIDDLE,
No. 115 Oct. 9-16-23-30-Nov.