For a long time now we been feuding with another family that lives over yonder cross the pasture named the Phugs. Now them Phugs they was always rude to people,and theys always sturrin' of the good folks in the town just cawse they could. Nobody could ever trust a Pugh to tell the honest truth. They were thiefs and theys was dirty and rotten as there ever was. One day a long time ago theirs a Hilljie and he goes out to feed his cows and looks and one of 'em was missin'. He goes and lookin' and comes all the ways to the Phug's pasture and sees his cow. He hollerd at ol' man Phugh and says his cow jumped the fence. Ol' man Phug he says, "Nawh sir, that there is my cow." Well this goes on and on and ol man Phugs says his gonna go and shot Mr. Hilljie if he don't leave him alone now. Mr. Hilljie was a'course great great grandaddy Judd. Now Judd warnt no man for that kinda talk. He say's, "Well ol man yu want to have a draw we'll draw right here and now." Ol' an Pugh "aight." And they drew their pistols and walked twenty paces, or so Judd thougt. Ol'd man Pugh turned 'round and shot him in the rear back end. And ran off and tells everyone "Nawh i warnt him." But all of us Hilljies know that's the truth. And ever since the Hilljies and the Phugs been a feudin'. We've killed three of them Pughs and great great granddaddy Judd's name, but they got two of us since, so were even, but them Pughs theys got another thing a comin'.
In the 1850s, domed skirts, of the 1840s, became increasingly popular. The skirts began to get fuller, gathered tightly at the top and stiffened with horsehair braid at the bottom.
Early on, bodices of day dresses had panels over the shoulders that were gathered into a blunt point in the dropped waist. These bodices generally fastened in back by means of hooks and eyes.
A child’s clothing was typically designed with children’s habits in mind. Girl’s dresses were often short and fluid so that it was easier to run and play. Also the dresses were made so that as the child grew she would still be able to wear the dress. Boys typically wore overalls to work in and play in. While for events such as church they would wear a suit and bow tie with slicked back hair.
The same as young boys, a man would wear overalls for farming and working in the fields. However unlike a child a man would dress more sophisticated for an outing if the family had money. The man would mostly likely wear a suit with a tail or a coat with a very nice vest underneath.