Monday, December 8, 2014

Jacob F Miller - Flynn's Lick in June 1883

[A continuation of my GGGrandfather's missionary journal in Tennessee. For all his entries posted so far look here -BAllen]

Other than a few houses and farm buildings, this sign was the only indication that I had reached Flynn's Lick
Flynns Lick June 12, 1883 Left word to have appointment for meeting made for Sunday July 1st at 10 A.M. in the grove, near the mouth of Wolf Creek. Mr. Peyton Gill, a young man who spoke warmly in our favor at the time we were excluded from using the Baptist Church, spoke to me about using the grove as a place of meeting. I believe the grove alluded to is owned by one M. Axham an uncle of Mr. Gill. Stopped last night at John Jones. We visited Mrs. Welch last evening and this morning.  Reached Samples today and found mail awaiting us. Pres. Jackson writes in approval of the course taken here. Elder Hunter reached his field of labor May 24th and Elder Joseph next day. Hammond Hendricks and Crandoll have taken a railroad contract together.

Flynns Lick, June 14, 1883 Still stopping at Sample's. Went to the office yesterday and found papers awaiting me, among them five copies of the Denver Republican of April 5th giving an account of the Utah and Colorado countries. Receive letter from my father. All well.

Flynns Lick, Friday June 15, 1883 Spent last evening with Mr. Carter, a Brother-in-law of Mr. Samples. He and his family seem much interested in Utah affairs.

Flynns Lick, Monday June 18, 1883 Held meeting here Saturday evening and again at Chestnut Grove Sunday. About fifty or sixty in attendance at each place. I spoke a little over an hour at the first place and about 45 minutes at the second. We went home for dinner with John Brown and were invited to call whenever convenient.

Granville has all the appearance of being a seasonal resort town complete with shops selling frozen custard, taffy and fudge; all closed for the season during my visit.
Flynns Lick, June 19, 1883 Took dinner at Joseph Perseleys yesterday. Went to Granville and by invitation held meeting in the Presbyterian Church there last night. Stopped overnight with Mr. Cross. There was an attendance of about forty. The people are, I think very much prejudiced at Granville and I understand that Elders Adams and Jackson were unable to obtain a Church there to hold meetings in. We visited the Cumberland River this morning. Today I saw a reaping machine at work, the only one I have seen this year or in Tennessee.

Flynns Lick, Wednesday June 20, 1883 Went to Wm. Lambert Jr. for dinner yesterday. Stopped over night there were treated very courteously and invited to call again. Also received invitation to visit Mr. Lambert's father and a neighbor named Harris. Came back to Joseph Sampler today.

Flynns Lick, June 22, 1883 Went to the post office yesterday. Received photographs of my Uncle Nathan Cheney and his wife. There was a severe storm last night.

Flynns Lick, Saturday June 23, 1883 Went to Chestnut Grove last evening expecting to attend a Methodist meeting but the preacher was not present.

Chestnut Mound sits on a ridge south of the Cumberland River. Today about 600 people live there.
Flynns Lick, Monday June 25, 1883 Held meeting at Chestnut Grove yesterday. An attendance of from forty to fifty. Several other meetings close by at the same hour. Took dinner with James Union. It rained yesterday and is raining today.

Flynns Lick, Tuesday June 26, 1883 Stopped last night here with Joseph Perseley. Had conversation on religious subjects with Mr. Perseley and with Mr. John Samples. Mr. Samples again bantering me to baptize him as a believer in Christ.

Flynns Lick, June 27, 1883 Went to John Samples' yesterday for dinner and stopped over night at his place. Mr. Samples was telling us of one James Carter who had been talking of mobbing us out of the country and wished us to pay him a visit. Had some talk today with Mrs. Sarah Carter who had declared that she never wished to see my face again but talked very sociably today.

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