Nope, I'm not working on any of those although some of them were neighbors of my kin. The Tates & Sims. I know there was a "Hall's Store" somewhere in the Locust Creek area in the early 1900s, it might have burned down in the '30s (per my 93 yr old grandmother) - might be a lead. Have you tried the Central Virginian? Local 'gossip' paper for the area, still in print and they keep an archive. I'm working on: Armstrong, Parsons, Chick, Clough, Parsons, Lacy, Barret, Pettus, Overton.