George Fulks, the author, herein opens an area for listing and comment on the most significant people encountered from 1941-2009.
Relative Time Threshold: 1940-55
Lennie O'Bryan/Lyon County, Kentucky/Lennie was a resident who was living in
the area east of Birmingham. Almost all newborns were delivered by Lennie. The correct spelling for her surname may have been "O'Brian."
Relative Time Threshold: 1940-55
Zeb And Ada Bloodworth
displaced persons resulting from the TVA's purchase of land bordering near the Tennessee River and Star Lime Works, Kentucky were Zeb and Ada Bloodworth. Zeb was a longtime and childhood friend of my father, Rummage Ira Fulks and family. Zeb's mother and father had worked a farm bordering East of a piece of land once owned by Henry Andrew Jackson Fulks II. The farms were just East of Birmingham. Kentucky which is now underwater of Kentucky Lake.
By 1955 or 1956, Zeb and Ada Bloodworth had moved to poor housing on the West side of Cadiz, Kentucky. Zeb made some money by animal doctoring and oddjobs, and he and his wife Ada might have drawn some social security.
Rummage Ira Fulks, wife Ella Belle Abbott Fulks, and their son, George Harold Fulks(this writer) visited Zeb and Ada there in Cadiz during one summer.(1956???) I was about fifteen years old. Zeb Bloodworth had tamed (to some extent) a bob-tailed-cat,
and it would enter onto their back porch to be fed. The wildcat would not be friends with me. When I tried, the bobcat would hiss, spit, and threaten to scratch me. That was an interesting and memorable experience for me. Zeb and Ada were certainly unhappy and unsuitable for living in the small city of Cadiz. Those two
were extremely discontent; having been forced to move from their former wilderness
environment. (Both Zeb and Ada are enterned in East End Cemetary, Cadiz, Kentucky.)
Zeb Bloodworth/born 1888>d 1965 and Ada/born 1883> d 1959.
Memories of spending part of a day and night in Cadiz include a visit to the
movie theatre and a young teenaged girl living with her grandmother. The teen had a sick kitten that was "put to sleep" by Zeb Bloodworth. That girl was really pretty.
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Limon Mitchusson/An elderly batchelor who lived across a gravel road from
Rummage Ira Fulks and family. Limon got along well. My dad assisted Limon when the
elderly man was in need. We were near Star Lime Works. Limon deceased during the early 1950's.Also living in the area were Rum's Mother, Carie Atlantic Gertie
Dell Pinegar Fulks; and Herbert Buford and Wilmus Avel Fulks.Life there was
primitive; suggestive of the nineteenth century and frontier -America. The most popular entertainment was "The Grand Ol' Opry.(on radio)
Relative Time Threshold: 1940-55
Dr. Mosely/An old-fashioned country doctor who practiced medicine before
so-called "miracle drugs." His main office was in Eddyville. When summoned, Doctor Mosely
would travel by automoble for house calls. When I George Fulks developed whooping-cough, as a two-year-old, I recall that doctor standing over my bed. "He may die. He
has a high fever. I can't do anything about it." There were other doctors in the
county, Dr. Mosely had the best reputation. Doctor Mosely was loved and respected in the area.Charging a reasonable fee; if there were no money to pay, it was
"pay me when you can." Most people would.
Miss Peachie Ingram Hubbard
Married to Harrison Hubbard and mother of Harvey, Dale, Floyd, Charlie,etc.
1-217-563-2313/ Funeral/ Called them and learned that cost for cremation is $1900.
Trudy Pinegar Fulks
Relative Time Threshold: 1940-2009
Trudy Pinegar Fulks/married to Roy Fulks, a cousin of Rummage Ira Fulks. Trudy was not a sister of Carie Pinegar Fulks, my grandmother. Trudy was a daughter of Nay and Lou Pinegar. The Nay Dyer Pinegar who was Cousin Trudy Pinegar Fulks Father was one preceeded the Nay Dyer Pinegar that the Fulks family visited in Kentahten after my birth on June 3, 1940. As a child and into adulthood, I met the Roy and Trudy Fulks family many times. Those included Lois, Dean, Millard, Leland, Lynn, Willard,
and Mary Lou. They were all plain and easygoing people who loved the freedom commonly associated with living in sparcely populated areas and living close to nature in the outdoors. My cousins were extremely friendly, peaceful, and unselfish. Those were the kinds of people whose company I learned to prefer. There may also have been a Malcolm. Those were my second or third cousins. (Lynn, one of Roy and Trudy Fulks' children, drowned in the
Ohio River while working for Paducah Marine Way as a welder. (That company manufacturered river barges. Estimated date of Lelandn Fulks" drowning is 1985.) That particular family lived close to nature. They were known by me as extremely cordial, and Rummage Fulks, my father, was loyal to them.
Roy Fulks and his family practiced the life style of hillpeople and rejected
personality types produced by the "cast system." I observed them living free style,
and their life style was one that I would have enjoyed. One thing a free man must do is step out of sight, hope that Roman soldiers don't see him or anything of value, and hope one does not encounter members of groups associated with membership in the"cast system". Being and remaining free is a primal memory
reaching far into the past.
Roy was apprehended on site at one of my dad's whiskey stills during the 1930's. Serving one year of a two year sentence in a Federal Pen, Atlanta, Georgia, Roy refused to identify owners of that whiskey still he was tending.(1930's)
Mr. Benjamin Pinegar, 667 State Route 1271, Kuttawa, Kentucky 42055.
Time Threshold: 1940-1960
Peachie Ingram Hubbard/Harrison Hubbard/Peachie and Harrison Hubbard produced children who were good friends of Rummage Ira Fulks. There were Dale, Floyd, Bill(William), Harvey, and Charlie. Those boys were the grandsons of Mosey
Hubbard, a farmer owning a large acreage bordering west by the Cumberland River. Mosey's farm was fed by spring floodwater of that river. Harrison Hubbard deceased
and was assisted as widow by his sons. Harrison's wife, Peachie, was another hill-person, who survived without contact with "cast system" personalities until her death in the early 1960's. Purchase of the land by the Tennessee Valley Authority
ended the life style and forced many individuals into competition with politicians
and land speculators; virtually ending the free life styles of those who lived between the rivers..
As admininstator of rummageandella.com, Mosey Hubbard cannot be properly placed within Fulks family associates. It is suspected that he was Grandfather to Dale, William, Red, Charlie, Harvey, Floyd, and other Hubbards.Those kin or associates were loyal supporters for much of their lives.
Mosey Hubbard farmed a large acreage bordering the Cumberland River
on its west. I recall that Mosey was a man not more than 5 feet 3 inches in height,
nand he was dark-skinned; probably native American. He was an excellent farmer and hard worker. Part of his farm operation was mechanized. He He owned a modern tractor
and some other farming tools that helped him to be successful.
Mosey Hubbard allowed my father, Rummage Fulks and Dale Hubbard to
farm 50 acres of his land suring spring of 1943 or 44. That yielded a good corn crop, and the corn brought $400 unshelled. Dad and Dale Hubbard detassled amd gathered that corn by hand on the hottest of Summer days. They did have use of a tractor.
Dale Hubbard married Mary Bernice, and they had two children- Richard and George. Richard was later killed in a motorcycle accident while in the
state of Mississippi.
Virgil "Coonie" Mitchuson/Survived into the 1990's and was a World War II combat infantryman who fought in Europe. Virgil fought with valor, he and two other soldiers received commendations for taking out a machine-gun nest and capturing several prisoners. Among Rummage and Ella's favorite cousins, he was not a violent
individual and was apologetic for the enemy he had killed during the war. He was
following orders. "If I hadn't killed them, they would have me."