As the research progresses, I have some new facts to share.
Loyd Garrett and Mary Rachel Garrett on Nov 10th 1939 purchased the land and I assume the house from H.L. Coldiron and his wife Ethie Coldiron.
The property is described as being lots 1 and 6 of what was known as the H.L. Coldiron Home Place as shown on a plat to H.B. Nolan
Lee County VA Deed Book #192 page 377-379.
I have spoken to H.L. Coldiron’s Granddaughter and she remembers pictures of the old house, which she said she would mail to me. But assured me the old house was white lap siding in the photo of about 80 years ago. The quest for a picture of this house in its original log form is starting to become very difficult.
I have also learned that M.O. Combs and Amanda Chance Combs owned the property before The Coldirons. This information comes from the granddaughter of M.O. Combs. I spoke to her yesterday and she said she thinks he father was born in the house in 1892, but a house fire (in her childhood home not in the log house) when she was little claimed any photos they might have had.
I have removed some of the siding in an effort to identify the age and style of logs used in the house. There was filler wood in between the logs but no chinking. This leads me to believe the house may have been sided with something as soon as it was constructed. The logs appear the be chestnut. A half-dovetail notch system was used to construct the logs.
Any info you may have, even the smallest detail could be the link. Please post if you have info at all.
here is a link to a picture of this old house.
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