Guestbook Archives: August-October 2002
Cheryl Wilmoth Taylor
I am from Leaksville
I was browsing the Internet for information about my family heritage and came across this site. How exciting! I visited Eden when I was a girl and went strawberry picking on my grand-dad's Cousin Ruby's land. I've heard him talk about Leaksville, his birthplace, as I grew up.
I'm looking for information about my grandfather's mother, Mary Ellen Hairston, who was from Leaksville or maybe Eden. Her parents Pete Hairston and Lillie B. Stultz were sharecroppers in the area. I'd love to hear from a local historian or genealogist. Thank you. Great site!
What a great surprise. Enjoying the site, keep it coming. Thanks
This is a Great Site
Junior Mc Daniel
Enjoyed it very much
Your dad and i are 1st cousins, grew up in Stoneville. Lived in Draper since 63-01,now Freeway Dr.
WONDERFUL SIGHT!! I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON JOHN AND EMMA DARLINGTON. I CURRENTLY OWN THEIR HOUSE. THERE IS A PICTURE OF ONE OF THEIR DAUGHTERS NAMED LAURA DARLINGTON IN 1927 CLASS PHOTOS. ANY OTHER PICTURES WOULD BE GRAND! I KNOW JOHN DARLINGTON WAS A PRINTER IN LEAKSVILE ON WASHINGTON ST. HE WAS ALSO KNOWN TO HAVE A MOONSHINE STILL...A WHITE HORSE AND A CONFEDERATE UNIFORM...
I remember when it was Leaksville, Spray and Draper I also married a Leaksville Girl that lived on Bridge Street. Her mother and father on a little store on bridge street.
Really enjoyed seeing all of the early pictures of Eden. Being only 28,I can only remember it as it is today. Was truly homesick and after viewing this page I feel alot better! Can't wait to come back on vacation and see my hometown again!
Just surfing and happened upon this site. Great work. Love the comments and pictures.
This is a great website. You have really made it interesting. My husband (Reggie Denney) and I both were born here and have lived here all of our lives. (With the exception of when he was drifted into the Army). And yes, we still refer to places as being in Leaksville, Spray, or Draper. Couldn't ask for a better place to live and own a business. (My husband and I own and operate an auto repair business here in the Leaksville Section
My family use to live in Draper in late 50 and early 60. I have two sisters one graduated from Morehead HS. We use to live on Daniel Akins street and my father owned junk yard down by the tracks. One of my buddies growing up was a fellow name Cliff Strader! I loved growing up there and have a lot of good memories.Was probally the best place for a kid to run ,me and my ole dawg "Buster".Train hopping was fun too! So when things get to bothering me I usually have to take a trip there and look around. There is alot of places that haven't changed that much. I was 10yrs old when we left...my mother died the following yr. I'm NOW 48 one sis 58 the other 54 and dad just had a birthday he's 80 and going strong...Thanks L.S.D. for the good memories. Ed Stainback
Interesting, thanks for creating the site. I will stop back by when I have more time, it's getting late now.
Great site! I don't know why it took me so long to find it. I have been to the Morehead Newsletter site several times. I research the Axsom family and occasionally run the name Axsom in the different search engines to see if anything or anyone new turns up. I searched Google and found the link to the photos of the 1950s Spray Police Department when my Daddy was Chief of Police and the link to the photo of Sheriff Carl H. Axsom's 1962 ad. I have seen the picture of the Spray Police Department, but I do not have a copy. Perhaps Herman Searcy will share a copy of the photo with me.
I'll be back.
Just found out tonight about Leaksville web site. I have been looking at photos. Cannot wait to continue... I was born in Leaksville and have live here all my life. I graduated from Morehead
Bill and I love viewing the site. Thanks so much for bringing back such fond memories. Bill and Betty Fulton
I was born in Leaksville May 1918 first st. west of the Boulevard. Finished Leaksville Hi 1935. Worked for Duke Power 1937-40. Left home Sept. 1940 for Emanuel College GA to study for Ministry. I am now in my 62nd yr of Gospel preaching. I grew with William Gordon, Jr. Long time Episcopal Bishop to Alaska. He may be Leaksville/Spray Churchman. Put this in search: Missionary Aviation of AAlaska-Smith Haley. It will give you a little on Gordon. One item I don't see in history is the finding and development of carbide gas. Thanks for a great sight to my old home town. Oh yes Leaksville had a covered bridge.
Thank you so much for creating this site. I have many precious memories of Leaksville, Spray and Draper.
I grew up in Eden from 1958-1970.
We have thoroughly enjoyed this website. We especially enjoyed the old photos & the Sandy Shelton album & family histories.
Herman, I can't wait to show this website to my mom,Faye Searcy Hopkins!! She will enjoy this, and I loved the ones of my papa, Joe Searcy. This is such a neat site to check out!! You did a great job. Tell Betty Jo we all said hello from ''draper''.
I am trying to find out information on the dairies in this area that may have had bottles.
Great website. I was born in Spray June 21, 1938. Moved to Leaksville in 1941. Lived with my Mother and Grandparents on Glovenia Street.
My hobby is Civil War History (War Between the States) to be correct.
I am volunteer for the Boy Scouts.
Keep up the good work.
Really do enjoy seeing pictures and reading about old days in Leaksville, Spray, and Draper.
When I told a new friend in the Navy that I was from Leaksville, and then backtracked to, "Really, I'm from Spray," he immediately tabbed me as being from "PeePee Town," an appellation he continued to use until he was killed in an aircraft crash. -- I think the reason I wanted to be from Leaksville instead of from Spray was that in the 30's I viewed Leaksville as being the higher-class or superior community. -- Love your website. Thanks
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