COMMUNITIES OF THE PAST

BINGHAM'S CHAPEL
     Bingham's chapel was located about 2 1/2 miles west of Oakdale on what is now known as the Snow Hill Road area. Several families lived in this community. These families included the Whaleys, Engerts, Binghams, Snows, Robinson, Cromwell, Fairchilds and  more. There was a building used as a church house on Sunday and as a school during the week.  This building was bought by  Charles Engert and moved a-ways out the road and used as a home.  This building is still standing in 1999 and has been renovated and is owned by the Norris Family.  The Whaley Cemetery is across the road from this home.  The following  excerpts are about Bingham's Chapel  and are from the Morgan County News.

January, 1927
Henry McKenzie was the week end guest of Carl Whaley.
Henry Fairchilds and family have moved to Danville, Ky.
Alene Whaley went to Oakdale on business Friday.
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Miss Lela Hyde will return from her home next Sunday to take
charge of her school at Bingham's Chapel.
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Ben and Pearl Snow were the Sunday afternoon guests of Milton Whaley.
Reece Gilland was the Saturday night guest of Miss Eva Fairchilds.
 

February, 1927

Rev. James Rose filled his regular appointment at this place.
Mr. Joe Robinson is on the sick list but is slowly improving.
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Miss Dorothy McKenzie Mr. Sidebottom and Henry McKenzie
motored to Lenoir City Saturday afternoon.
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Dave C. Whaley is barbering in Harriman this week.
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Mr. Lonnie and High Snow were Sunday guests of Mr. Chas. Bingham.
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Other names mentioned:  Lou and Andy Fairchild, Mrs. Florence McKenzie, Harry
Whaley,    Eva Fairchild, Ollie Fairchild,  Mrs. Chas. Bingham, John Bingham
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July, 1927

Rev. James Rose filled his regular appointment here Sunday.
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Emma Whaley of Mossy Grove was visiting Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Whaley at this place Sunday.
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Charlie Blake of Pine Orchard spent Saturday evening with Fred Whaley
and enjoyed a nice Radio Program.
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Misses Eva and Ollie Fairchild motored to Union Sunday.
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ROSE REMARKS

 
 Rose was located north of Sunbright
and near Burrville
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April, 1918

Born to Mr. & Mrs. B. J. Neely on April 1st, a son.
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Rev. T. V. Peters failed to fill his regular appointment
here last Sunday on account of so much rain.
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June 1918

Everett Jones who is in the US Navy located at Ft. H.G. Wright
on Fishers Island, NY is at home on a ten day furlough.
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Several from here attended the Baptising at the
Byrd School house Sunday.
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Mrs. J. S. Young who has been visiting relatives at
Oneida has returned home.
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September 13, 1918

G. M. York dismissed his school last Monday and hiked himself
down to the Co. Capital where he took upon himself the solemn
and binding oath of a J.P.  If any young lady can find her a man
to tie to let her proceed with him to the Squires where the knot will be tied at once.
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June, 1920

Corell Hull of Dayton, Ohio was calling on Miss Charlotte Morton Sunday.
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Some of our young people attended the singing and play
at Mrs. Lillie Davis' Saturday night.
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January 1921

Died on the 25th of Dec., Henry M. York.A large crowd
attended the funeral service conducted by Rev. Gamble.
Interment was at Nydeck on the 27th.
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George M. York dismissed his school at Rugby about two
weeks, on account of his father's serious illness.
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Mrs. Jane Peters is at the bedside of her brother,
A.J. Young, who is seriously ill at Rugby.
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January, 1922

 Hubert L. Lewallen of Dayton, O, is vivisting his home a few days.
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Fayette Crisp has moved to M.G. Drake's farm.
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W. A. McKinney has moved to the Rollins place on White Oak.
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Rev. Jas. M. York of Va. is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. H. M. York and other relatives here
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B.M. Brooks has turned out for fodder, so there will be no more school at Nydick for two weeks.
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February, 1928
Lawson Crisp who recently married has set up house keeping at the G.W. Crisp place.
R.M. Brooks is at Knoxville while his father H.MN. Brooks is the the hospital.
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CATOOSA
Catoosa was located west of Lancing and Wartburg.
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July 1921
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Pollard, on the 13th,
a fine girl, names Mary Ina.
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Willie H. Summers is home from Hazard, Ky.
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Mrs.  Noah Potter was called here from Sunbright last week
on account of her mother, Mrs. Martin Norris being very ill.
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Mrs Mitchell Litton and two sons left for Oneida Monday, where they
will make their home during the school term there.  Mr. Litton will
continue to work here for awhile yet.
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March 1926

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Gillum Jones, March 24th, a fine girl
who will bear the name Geneva.
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Mrs. A. M. Hawn was the guest of Mrs. E. T. Brown Sunday.
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Mr. Archie Brown was the Sunday Guest of Carl Zumstein.
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Mrs. Fred Jones and little daughter, Ruth were visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Gillum Jones Sunday.
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September, 1926
Jessie Debord and Ed Jackson moved their families to Powells Station last week.
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Miss Jewel Allen of Marton, Tenn.. began school here
last week with an enrollment of forty six pupils.
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HUFFMAN
May have been called Huffman's Switch
and was located north of Wartburg
between Sunbright and GlenMary
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February, 1920
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Reuben Hurtt was out riding on his bicycle Sunday.
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Misses Sarah and Florence Dunaway and Dewey Hutcherson were
the guest of Mollie and Dorothy Hurtt Sunday.
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Mr. Carl Trew who has been working at Warley, Ky,
spent the week-end with his mother Mrs. Hannah Trew.
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Miss Julia hurt spent the night with homefolks
Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Hurtt Saturday night.
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Mr. J. R. Hurtt is not running his mill this week.
He is logging and preparing to saw next week.
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Mrs. Z. T. Scott has been very ill but is better at this writing.
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MAY, 1920
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Ed Bunch called on his best girl Miss Ruth Hurtt near
Sunbright.  We are sorry Ruth has moved so far away.
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We are sorry  to learn that Misses Molley and Dorothy Hurtt and
Eunice Scott have moved to Union Grove.
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John L. Scott is spending a few days in Lancing this week.
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B. B. Barnes left Monday for Bollingreen, Ky.
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Miss Lola Davis was the Sunday Guest of Miss Molley Hurtt.
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