Person:Tolbert VanCleave (1)

Tolbert VanCleave
b.11 Dec 1833 TN
d.18 Dec 1920
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Name Tolbert VanCleave
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Dec 1833 TN
Death? 18 Dec 1920

I'm Fred Morris a descendent of John and Susannah (Crawford) Maloney, as apparently all of you are. I believe that I have communicated with some you all before.

I just ran across the following article and thought it might be of interest to you. Please disregard if not. To the best of my ability to type, it is a true and complete reproduction, including the missed spelled words. I would greatly appreciate any such original documentation should any of you run across any such information.

Mr. Tolbert Vancleve was married to my Great-Great Aunt, Eliza Ann Maloney daughter of McKinley and Malinda (Landsaw) Maloney of Wolfe County, KY, in about 1870. I cannot identify the Stamper this article refers to. Can you?

Fred Morris, Stone Mountain, GA

Hazel Green Herald, KY January 1886 LDS Film No, 0009033

"Campton" , Dec. 26. On last Wednesday night Crittenden Cassity, of Breathitt county, received a severe wound in the neck, inflected by a knife in the hands of Tolbert Vancleve. Dr. W. Steele dressed the wound, and he says that it was owing to the dullness of the blade that the jugular vein was not cut, and thus he escaped death. The circumstances which lead to the trouble are about as follows: Miss Dulcena, daughter Tolbert Vancleve, was engaged to be married to Stephen Stamper, and the day set apart for the consumation of their fondest hopes was last Thursday evening at 3 o'clock. Her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. King, being oppose to their union thought to have her marry McClellan Cassity, a gentleman who had hitherto manifested a desire to pay his respects to her, but which privilige was never granted. In order to carry into execution their plans, they forced the young lady to leave her home and go to Dr. Stamper's residence, about one mile distance from Mr. Vancleve's, on Wednesday evening, where Cassity was to meet them. Mr. Vancleve, suspicioning something of the kind, followed and came up with them near Dr. Stamper's, where they met the Cassitys, McClellan and Crittenden, one of whom remarked to the girl that if she was going with them to get up behind him and they would go. She obstinately refused and said that she did not want to go, whereupon Cassity attempted to compel her to go. Her father of course came to her rescue and a spirited contest ensued the Cassitys seized Vancleve and choked him to the ground. He managed, in the meantime, to get out his barlow knife and arose from his assailants and inflected the above described wound which ended the fight. Yet not withstanding all these rebuffs and set backs, Miss Vancleve and Mr. Stamper got joined in the holy bonds of "hemlock," and are now enjoying all the innumerable pleasures of married life. Rev. G. G. Ragan tied the connubial knot."