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McDowell County Queries - 1999

L. Herbert Dawson - Is W.W. Cook (d 1907) of Kimball, McDowell Co, the same person as William Cook, m., age 24, who was killed in the 29 Jan 1907 Stuart mine explosion, Fayette Co WV? Thanks.

Betty Barton - Searching for information on Mary Burns (d 21 Nov 1942/Welch) and Edgar G. Byrd (d 08 Dec 1956/McDowell).

Mary Fisher - Looking for information on Jane Baldwin MITCHELL (1846/KY-06 Jul 1911/McDowell Co) m. 04 Sep 1867 Hampton Evans (of Wyoming Co WV).

Marian Huey - Looking for information on my grandparents: John (Janos) Silvashy (Szilvasi) and wife Rosa (ROZI) SIPOS Silvashy (Szilvasi) from Hungary. My grandfather was a coalminer. I have a notarized paper stating that a child, Julia Silvashy (bca 12 Jan 1912/Chett WV) was baptised 21 Jan 1912/Church of our Lady of Victory, Gary, McDowell Co. Thank you for any help.

Muncie Shortridge - I am seeking the 1860 McDowell Co census data for John SHORTRIDGE, Perryville Post Office.

Kelly Bowles - I am trying to locate any information on George Thomas and Emma Alman Radford Bowles from Leckie, McDowell Co. They had three sons and a daughter, and one son is my husband's father: Walter or James Walter Bowles (b 21 May 1918). I have been unable to obtain a birth or death certificate for him. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Steve Campbell - I am looking for information about a coal mine accident on 26 Jun 1952/McDowell Co. My father was killed in this accident and I would like to find information, including the newspaper articles. Thanks in advance for your help.

Freda Brown - I am looking for information on the first wife of my Ggrandfather: Rev. Tom Robinette (Uncle Tom), s/o Addison (Babe) Robinette and Sarah Wolford. He lived at Union City near Iaeger. His second wife was Lucy Blankenship, but she is not the mother of my grandmother, Laura Ann. I have searched for a birth certificate for Laura but haven't found one yet. I have inquired from half sisters but they don't know. They said Tom never did talk about it. Hope someone can solve the mystery for me.

Harold Lester Blevins - I'm hoping to find info on any of the Blevins families of McDowell Co. My grandfather, Ira David Blevins (also called Huston, of Mercer Co) had a sister named Nora Henderson, and possibly brothers in the McDowell-Mercer area.

michelle bilbie - Looking for info on Benjamin Lusk and Cynthia Shannon, who moved to McDowell Co. from Tazwell Co in 1845.

Peggy C (Fuller) Keen - Searching for information on Nancy Matney Reed, w/o Henry Reed. They were married in Buchanan County, VA in 1895. According to the marriage license, Henry was born in McDowell Co and was the son of Linsey and Pricy Reed. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

William White - I am looking for information about my Grandmother, Mary Agee. She was born April 30, 1888 in War, McDowell County, WV. She was married to Robert C. White and had the following children; Marie born 1911, Lucy born 1913, Harry Douglas born 1917 in Langraffe, William Howard born 1920. Also Ethel and Joseph Owens from a previous marriage. I would like to know who her parents and siblings were.

Heather Rowe - Looking to find out the parents of Ruben ROWE who married Betsy WALDRON. Do you know that they had a daughter born in 1933 who lived only one year. Also looking for the parents of another Ruben ROWE who married Nancy MUNCY in 1881. There are just so many Ruben's, it's hard to keep them all straight. Any information on children, etc would be appreciated.

Drucilla Roberts - I am searching for the death record or obituary from a newspaper for Jeff Ritchie. He was killed by persons unknown June 30, 1636 in War,McDowell Co. WV. Any information will be appreciated,Thank you.

Lucy Scarberry-Schwarman - Seek info on the Scarberrys from Anawalt and surrounding areas. My father was Robert Sheffie Scarberry, one of 16 siblings including Cook, Edward, Mary and William. The remaining 11 siblings are unknown to me. My grandather was Thomas H. Scarberry who married Sarah L. Terry on 5 May 1877 in McDowell Co. Would like to find out why and when family moved to Bluefield area, Mercer Co. and what happened to them?

JoAnne Lively Davis - Looking for info on Eli C. Hudson, married to Mary M. Hawkins, living in McDowell Co. in early 1900s. Also looking for info on my mother, Hazel Virginia Hudson (Lively), b. 9/25/1914 in McDowell County, daughter of Eli C. Hudson and Mary M. Hawkins - also need info on Eli's and Mary's parents/siblings,

Carol Smith - Searching for information on John Wilson SMITH. Lived in McDowell County during the 1920s and 1930's. Married Edna Sims Kelly. They had 8 children all born in McDowell County, Louise, Julia, Larry, Lloyd, Ernest, Robert, Wanda and Walter. John Wilson Smith is supposedly buried in Hartwell Cemetery.

Margie Blankenship Salazar - I am looking for information on the Lone Oak Cemetery at Jolo, McDowell Co. WV. I am trying to locate Edward Mounts and his family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. He was my grandmothers brother. Thank you in advance.

Jennifer Grossnickle - Roger ST. JOHN (c. 1890s Halifax Co., va - unk. date Welch, WV) married Irene Ruth St. John (a cousin), Adolfus ST. JOHN (c. 1890s Halifax Co., VA - unk. date Welch, WV), Jessie ST. JOHN (c. 1890s Halifax Co., VA - unk. date, Welch, WV). Seeking any information on these 3 brothers who moved to Welch, WV. Roger was a blacksmith, Dolfus worked inthe mines, and Jessie was crippled by polio. Any information appreciated.

Dee Howard - Looking for information about Polly TRENT m. Wyeth LAMBERT, daughter Luema LAMBERT b. 1891 in McDowell Co. WV.

Jeff Smeltzer - Searching for info on Ann Marie MILATOVICH (b. 12 JUL 1913 Gary, WV, d. Aug 1987 Zanesville, OH), d/o Mato MILATOVICH (1892 Yugoslavia-1929 Muskingum Co, OH), who m. 1911 Fannie BRAMOVICH (b. 1892). Ann m. 1935 OH to Nick MOIDJA (1892-1960)--his 2nd wife.

Teresa Bailey - Searching for info on Thomas Frazier (1920 - 1940) married to Annie Davis and lived in McDowell County.

Stephen Phelps - Looking for any information on BARRETT and HINKLE families of McDowell County (Iager/War). Thanks.

Sharon Grey - I am trying to locate any info on Robert Austin Gray and Eliza Jane Gray from Premier, W Va, McDowell. They are supposed to have had several childeren and one is my husband's father Frank Gray, b 1 Oct 1915 in Premier. Robert was a paymaster in the mines, became ill and Eliza had to give up the children. Will appreciate any info.

Robert D Cron - My Query is for the Surname COLEMAN. My sister in lawy Patsy Jane Coleman wants me to find out all I can of her family in Jolo ,McDowell Co. WVA. Her parents were: Daniel Coleman B. 2 / 8 / 1892, D. Sept. 1980, Jolo WVA. Nora Bell Mullins B 1 / 8 / 1900, D.1996 Jolo WVA. Siblings are June, Margret, Pat, Louise, and 4 brothers. Patsy Jane lives in Somerset Ky. and is in poor health, that`s why I am trying to put her family together for her and her children. I have more, if you can help, I`ll share with you. The Colemans are all from Jolo, and some still live there. Thank You.

Jack Wilford - Need info on descendants of Sparrel HALE & Virginia (HURT) HALE. Known children: Paul Hale & Lula (Chambers), Pansy Hale and Hobert Shell, Roxie Hale & Harlam Caudle, Mollie Hale and Charlie Buress, Eunice Hale & Jack Mullins, Daniel Hale & Jewill Marshall, Dewey Hale. Thank you

Henry H Savage - Looking for info on a Charles A. DODSON & Sister Mary DODSON in Maybeury,WV VA.They were in Maybeury around 1900.

Lucy Church - Searching for info. on Bill an Ollie Mullins who lived in McDowell Co.at some time. Originally from Buchanan Co, They had a daughter named Margaret, She married Wilson Church, Margaret died in McDowell Co. in ihe 1970s. Any info. appreciated.

Melanie Bailey - I am looking for any information on the BAILEY family from Panther Creek, McDowell,Co. WVA. Looking for dated for BECKLY BAILEY, when was he born who were his parents I do know he died in 1940 in a car accident his wife Margie was with him but she surrvived, the crash. I am not sure but I think that Eli Bailey was his father? Can someone help. Any information about this family would help.

Harold Blevins - I am looking for info on a Nora Henderso,wife of David"Gus" Henderson of the Leckie/Anawaly area of McDowell Co. If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for her date of birth and deathand whom her parents were. They had ties to the Henderson storein Leckie. Many Thanks.

Becky Crawford - I am looking for info on my gggrandparents, ARVID and ELIZA COLLINS. Parents of Howard, LouEmma(b. 8-29-1879)married Thomas Beverly Steele, later ran boarding house in Panther, Mandy (married a Riffe) lived in Grundy, Hazie (married Williams) and Berlie Arthur (called Darl) lived around Jessee, WVa. Would appreciate any help on this "brick wall".

Lisa Hopp - I am looking for ancestors/descendents of Green BELCHER (b.1845, d.1908). Green had 7 children with his wife Martha BURTON, and my husband's great-grandfather, Robert Lee, was their youngest (b. 1885, d. 1940) Green built his family home in Bramwell, WV. Robert married Hawsey BURTON (b. 1891, d. 1919) and they had 8 children until her untimely death during childbirth with the eighth child. Their son Ernest Perry (b. Jan 21, 1914 and d. Dec 16, 1996) is my husband's grandfather. Ernest was born in Maybeury, WV but the family ultimately moved to Wise, VA.

Dawn Bolen - I'm looking for a daniel bolen that i think lived in Mcdowell around 1850-1870. He married Elizabeth Estep in WVA in 1863.

Brenda Ericsson - I have a panoramic view of the old coal baron's estate in Elkhorn, McDowell Co, probably taken in the 1940s or earlier. I would like to see it go to the historical society or to someone else who would share it. Free for the price of wrapping and postage.

Susan Ryntz - Looking to exchange info. with anyone researching these surnames: Chaffin/Chafin, Puckett, Perdieu, Lambert, Trent, and Deskins. My parents were born and raised near Iaeger, WV.

Shelby Bennett-Hughes - Searching for info on Owen J. Sizemore (1829-1907) McDowell Co.

Paula Bicket - Searching for information on Poley Mason (05 Apr 1908-10 Nov 1995), resident of Welch and brother of my grandmother, Nora Mason Doyle of Hodgen OK. Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Alice Addair - I need help locating moses, John, William and Samuel Adair, brothers who came to McDowell Co via Kentucky from Virginia. They were all born c1800. I would appreciate any help you could provide, especially on John, who m. Elizabeth Paine/Payne about 1850. Thanks.

Pamela Hicks McTague - Looking for any info on Claybourn Hicks m. Caroline Collins, who came to McDowell Co from Knott Co Ky in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Some of their children were Chester, Reuben, Arthur, Bernam, Eva, Ollie and Virgie. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Stanley Blankenship - I am looking for information on Levi BLANKENSHIP and Ismarillida BAILEY. I am also looking for information on Daniel (Dan) BLANKENSHIP and Sophia MEADOWS. Dan and Sophia are the parents of Levi. All lived in or near Panther, McDowell Co, during the 1800s. Any information would be appreciated, and I will share any information I have.

Melissa Clement - I am searching for any information on my Ggrandparents: Laura Bell BRUMFIELD (of Iaeger) and Jimison Milton BRUMFIELD. I am also seeking any information available about my grandfather Laurence Jullian McCOY (of McDowell Co). Thanks!

Woodie Beavers Mullins - Searching for information on parents of Theodore Beavers m. Matilda Whitley (1898/KY-07 Jul 1936/McDowell Co). Children: Reba Jo Beavers Strasko, Ruth Ann Beavers Williams, Josephine Beavers Dixon, Virginia, Herbert Edward (1920-1979), Faye (1922-1926), James Wendall (1924-1992), Kenneth Theodore (1926-1977), Irene (1929-1974), Walter Lee and Carl (1936-1936). This data has eluded me for years. Many thanks in advance.

Susie Shrader - Looking for the cemetery where James and Susan Christian Stevenson are buried. They are listed in the 1860 Dix Creek district/McDowell census. Does anyone have any information of James's dad, John Stevenson? Any leads would be very much appreciated.

Jeff Church - Looking for any information regarding Edward Church or his brother Rufus Church (m. Helen Delphia). Both born in late 1890s, and known to have settled in McDowell Co in mid 1920s.

Lita L Thorne - Edley WHITT (1831?-1863?) m. Hannah (SMITH [?]; b 1836). An 1860 census shows this family living in McDowell Co. with 4 children: John, Polly, Isaiah and Thomas. I'm looking for more info on Hannah and to confirm her maiden name.

Bill Hardin - Can anyone supply a listing for an old cemetery in Coalwood, McDowell Co?

Carol Frasure - Seeking info on Isaac Day (1844/Tazewell Co Va-10 Mar 1907; bur Big Creek, McDowell Co) m. Ailey ___. Children: Rebecca (m Elex Underwood), Vesta (m Calvin Arnold), Joshua, Cosby (m Henry Rakes), Laura (m Wm.Underwood), Zara (m ___ Harmon), Gilbert, James, Isaac, McAvenil, Vicey, Arminda, Alexander and Albert. Also looking for info on Peter Underwood (bca 1836; s/o William Underwood) m. Dorcas Anna Rakes (bca 1843). Children: Henry (bur Harrison-Woody Cem), Elex, Elbert, William, Easter, Mary and James.

Robert F Gavey - Seeking information regarding date of death for Waletta Williamson (b 1910); last known place of residence: Welch (1940).

Mark McCroskey - Looking for information on the Presley, Shannon, and Freeman families in McDowell Co. James Shannon may have been the first court clerk in McDowell Co. Any help would be appreciated.

Frederick Bailey - I am looking for any information on the JEWELL and WALL families of McDowell Co. Scott JEWELL m. Nanny/Nancy Wall. Daughter Mary Louise/Louise (b 30 Sep 1895/McDowell) may have mca 1912 ____ THOMPSON.

Ed Butler - Seeking info on family of Michael O'BRIEN (b Ireland) who worked as a Mine Superintendent in McDowell County after 1920. He m. Mary MCKAY O'Brien (b Scotland). They came from Westmoreland Co PA. Their children in 1920 were Thomas, Marie, Margaret. Alexander, Francis, Kathleen and Anna. The older children were born in PA, the rest in WV. I am the grandson of Michael's sister Mary O'Brien Butler. Any help will be appreciated.

Mary Ann Whitt - James Henry WHITT (c1887-1961/McDowell) probably grew up in Buchanan Co VA. He mca 1904 Elsie LESTER. They had four sons, three were Clifford, Clarence and Hershel. James Henry WHITT lived for many years in McDowell Co. I am wishing to correspond with anyone researching WHITT in McDowell Co.

Rebecca Beeman-Shumaker - Searching for a Welch Daily News or other newspaper which may list obit for my grandfather: James J. BEEMAN (d 10 May 1953; bur North Welch). Would love to have a copy of [or info from] the newspaper. Trying to determine his parent and siblings names. Any information on any BEEMAN in McDowell Co at any time is greatly appreciated.

Melaine Soulos - Looking for any info or clues on my Ggrandfather: William Floyd Harris (c1885 [per 1910 KY census]-26 Mar 1912/Jed Mine, McDowell Co) m bef 1908 Minnie Champ of Tazewell Co VA. Children (3 of 4): Helen, Bill and Lona. Thanks.

Clyde Daniel Bearre - Searching for any guidance or information on my maternal Ggrandparents: Helen BLANKENSHIP (d1930/English WV) m. (when?) James Davenport CYPHERS. Sons: Agusta (d mine accident-info needed), Daniel Elmer (my grandfather), Hubert (a Logan Co preacher?), Carmen and Alec (in local government). My people lived in McDowell Co, primarily around War, English, Bradshaw, Berwind and Jolo. Also, a Barkley Hollow (sp?) floats up in my memory when recalling my Grandad talking about his boyhood.

Ken Scarberry - I am looking for descendants of Thomas H SCARBERRY from the Anawalt area. If someone has access to the 1890/1900 McDowell Co census, the information would be appreciated for the children/ages of Thomas H SCARBERRY.

Danny R Kuhn - Searching ancestory of Jesse Puckett and Jane Alderman Puckett, who moved from Grayson Co VA to Logan-McDowell area by 1850. Children: Jane, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Mack, a CivWar vet (aka Malchi; 20 Nov 1835-01 Apr 1920; bur Puckett Cemetery, Raysal, McDowell Co) m. Sahah Hagerman (whose ancestory I also need). Thanks.

Brenda Collins Dillon - From 1850-1870, the family of John W. Collins (b 1797; s/o Meredith Collins) resided in McDowell Co, and according to Early Families of McDowell County, at Dick's Creek. He disappears after the 1870 census but I have never found a death record. If anybody knows anything about this man I would sure appreciate the help.

Kenneth Hilburn - Searching for information on my grandmother, Lula (Loela) M. Corder, m. 1904/Welch Charles Peter Dameron (of Amherst Co VA), a telegraph operator at Welch. I have no information at all on the Corder family. Her father (Sam Corder?) may have been a railroad engineer for the ___ and Southern Railroad. Children b. McDowell: Robert Samuel, Paul Elwood (b 1910/Welch) and Julian Dameron (poss Amherst Co VA); other children b. Amherst Co VA.

Susan Bailey Winterhalter - Looking for information on my Ggrandparents: Guy C BAILEY m. Agnes BLANKENSHIP, who lived in Crumpler, WV. Guy may be buried on Beartown Mountain along with other family members. Children were: Harry, Alfred, Roby, Clarence, Eddie, Jackie, Levi, Anse, George, Rinda and Jenny. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Patricia Copley Harold - Searching for parents' names of my grandfather John Russell Copley (bur Wilmore Cem), m. Minnie Lambert Copley, and lived in McDowell Co.

Jennifer Parsons - I am trying to find the marriage record (1900-1905) for Gentry CLINE m. Dolly HARVEY. I was told they married in Davey. Thanks.

Pam Ramoska - Looking for information about Walter Joseph Smith Sr m. Ethel Brown. They had 10 children and lived in Elbert, McDowell Co. Walter Smith was a barber who worked in Gary. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Robert Allen Lough - Searching the for info on the parents of Robert E. . LOUGH of War WV.

Sam Carlton - I am in need any information on Lewis L. Bishop family (s/o John Bishop/Sara Wood) of McDowell Co. We think he left McDowell Co in 1951, and died in AZ shortly thereafter. Thank you in advance for your help.

Pamela Hicks McTague - I am searching for information on my Ggrandparents: Crocket Waldron m. Isabelle Cooper (bur Raysal, McDowell Co). Children: George, Jim, Dave, Theodore, Gus, Betsy, Oma and John Hensley (my grandfather; m. Wilda Puckett). I would also like information on the Puckett name. Sarah, Elsie, Jake are some of the Puckett children. Any information on these names would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Yorke - Searching for info on Charles Scott TAYLOR (1863/Russell Co VA-1930/Iager, McDowell Co) m. Mary Ellen ___. Charles Scott and Mary Ellen TAYLOR moved to Iaeger c1895. I would appreciate any info on this family. Thanks!

Sam P Clarke - I will exchange family information with anyone interested in Zeke (Thomas?) CLARK(E) (c1906-bef 1980) who was living in North Fork in 1971. Thanks.

Regina Nichols - Looking for info. on Harrison Nichols (early 1800s) m. Anna Camille Byers. Two known children: Shepard and Bessie NICHOLS. Shepard is known to have settled in McDowell Co WV and has children and grandchildren there.

Tiny Twig - Any info on these people who lived in McDowell Co in Northfork or Worth area would be helpful: William Thomas SPEARS m. Pearl May ADAMS had son Garnet Chester SPEARS (09 Oct 1922-Nov 1989). Garnet mca 1946-47 Annie Victoria SPARKS (25 Aug 1928-09 Dec 1984). Annie m. James E. WIDENER [or WIDNER] of Norfolk WV area. Binum F. SPARKS m. Mary Ann DAUGHTER(T)Y were Annie's parents. Any information would be super!

Donna Adkins - I am looking for any information concerning Dan Payne, who lived in or near Bradshaw in the early part of this century. His wife's name was Maggie Justus and they had 6 children. They moved to Buchanan Co VA in the early 1920s. Dan owned a store in Bradshaw a one point.

Loretta Woody Collins - In the 1995 McDowell Co WV heritage book, there is a picture of a Bob Brewster (page 56/57). Who submitted these pictures? And could the Bob Brewster be my Ggrandfather? All I know is that his name was Robert. I cannot find any records of him in McDowell Co. Thank you.

Thomas C Hatcher - I have information about the following McDowell Co families: Hatcher, Carter, Gillespie, Harrison, Crockett, Bailey, Wagner.

Jan Parsons - I would appreciate information concerning the town of Carlos. Specifically, how did the town get its name? Any suggestions for further information on the town. Thank you in advance for you time and trouble.

Sam Carlton - I am looking for any information on Lewis Bishop who worked at Havaco mines above Welch, (McDowell Co) around 1935-1940. He was married to Josephine Cameron Baker and they had nine children. Lewis Bishop was the son of John Bishop and Sarah Bishop Thompson. Thank you.

Jean M Coleman - William DELP, b. circa 1932 and died early 1990s - probably from Iaeger WV - was 52 in 1984. Any info on Delps of McDowell Co appreciated.

Heather Rowe - Searching for information on Curtis COLEMAN and his wife Clarissa (CHARLES) DAVIS COLEMAN. They lived near Avondale, McDowell Co. Curtis's Civil War pension records state that he and Clarissa are both burried in Avondale. I can not find the cemetery. Please notify me if you know the location of the cemetery. Clarissa m(1) Adam DAVIS. DAVIS children: David (m. Caroline) and Sytha (m. George Washington Rowe). COLEMAN children: Sherman (m. Jane Roberts), Sheridan (m1 Rebecca Jones, m2 Nancy Whitt), Julia Ann [had a child with Henry Asbury] m(1) George Washington Asbury, m(2) William "Bart" Stanley (bur Rowe Cemetery on Rockridge), Melvina Cathern ("Kate"; m. Paris Jones [who was known to be a witch doctor]) and Adam (m. Rilda Roberts). Seeking any info on the above family members.

Nadine Schmidt - I am told that several of my ancesters and even current family members are buried at "Shortridge Cemetary". I can find no information on this cemetary. Can anyone help me? Real name, where to write, etc.. any information is most helpful.

Dixie Musselwhite - I am looking for information on Edward PATRICK (my grandfather), who lived in Iager, where he presumably died in the 1950s (1952-57). I know nothing additional about him, other than he was the police chief for Iager for some time. Anything additional would be wonderful. Thanks!

Sandi Brinley - Looking for info on Andy Mullins m. 1800s Margaret Puckett. They had 7 children, with the eldest being Tom (b 1898). They probabaly resided around the Raysal area of McDowell Co.

Alicia Brooks Karam - Looking for info on grandparents William H. Brooks and Margaret Elizabeth Rose Brooks both born in and around Mohegan. Lived in Asco. Also, looking for info on grandfather Floyd Chadwell who also lived in Asco and then later Wolf Pen.

Georgia Simpkins - I am looking for info about my grandfather: George Jewell, Jr. The only info I currently have: Parents names, George & Rebecca Jewell; he was never married but, did father a son, my father George Blankendhip, by Fannie Blankenship. They lived in Oosley hollow, near Bradshaw in McDowell County. George Jewell, Jr. was killed about 2 months before my father was born (May 1942). Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

William Blankenship - I am in search of Blankenship and Crouse ancestors from the Canebrake area, beginning in the early 1900s. I am also interested in locating descendants of William Campbell (bca 1910-11) and from Warrior Mine, WV. Thank you.

Jerrie Moore - Searching for the children of John MULLINS (b 1843/Wise Co VA-1880/McDowell Co; s/o Solomen Mullins/Elizabeth ____ [not Hall]) m. 1865/Wyoming Co WV Mary HUNT (d/o Henry HUNT/Sarah LOWE). Children: Richard (b 1864), Lewis Franklin (1866), George Washington (1868), Eliza Jane (1873), Sarah Ann (1875) and Andrew Jackson (1879). Mary m(2) 1883 William BLANKENSHIP. Children: Leah, John (1886) and Samuel (1889). I would like to hear from anyone who has information, related to, or might have information on this family. I have info on LOWE family and will share. Thank you.

Cheryl Burton - I am looking for information concerning the death of my Ggrandfather William F. Burton (b 14 Mar 1867/Carter Co KY). He is listed on the 1910 and 1920 census with his family in Mcdowell Co; however, somewhere between 1920 and 1932 he died. I am unable to locate his birth certificate or cemetery location. He m. 1888 Martha Osborne.

Alice M Roberts - Looking for info about James Green Muncy and Mary Osborne from McDowell Co, approx. 1850-1940 any help would be appreciated.

Shirley Honaker - Would appreciate any help regarding info on Theodore (Ted) Coleman (b 14 Jan 1907) m. 26 Dec 1926/Welch to Mary Mitchell. Also searching for info on Archie B Coleman m. Patsy Jane Puckett.

Barb and Bill Kelley - As found in the 1860 census of Tug River area, McDowell Co VA: Giles PERDUE (25), Jane (22), Alice (2), Catherine (7/12), John (80, father) and Elizabeth (75, mother). We believe John and Elizabeth PERDUE are parents to Silas, and Silas and Giles were brothers. When did John and Elizabeth die? Where are they buried? Any info will be appreciated. Will share info.

Margaret Azenaro - Granville Henderson AYERS (aka George Henderson AYERS; c1868/VA-c1940/Pike Co KY) m. 13 Sep 1890/McDowell Co Sallie Johnson (c1874/TN-c1892/McDowell Co). One child: Maggie Mae, who was "given" to an Aunt and was raised in WV. Maggie Mae lived in Elkhorn and raised 12 of 13 children. Any information concerning her parents would be very much appreciated.

Victoria Hubble Beach - Looking for descendants of grandparents Mike Hunter BURKETT (22 Jun 1897-04 Jul 1966; s/o John Burkett/Margaret Jenny Wilson) m. Laura Belle BOWLING (13 Jun 1902-10 Oct 1935/Welch; d/o Lindsey BOWLING/Margaret Ann BURNOP). I'm trying to find out if a certain medical condition is inherent in family & well as trace roots.

Cindy Smith - I'm looking for information on John R. SMITH and his wife, Elize SANDERS/SAUNDERS. Eliza is from McDowell County. It is believed that she was killed and buried in the area in the 1860s. Eliza and John had at least one son, Beverly Harrison SMITH. He was raised by Jermiah YATES after Eliza's death. I have been unable to find out what happened to John. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Cheryl Burton - I am searching for information regarding the death of William F. Burton (alias Pete). He was born 1867/ Carter Co KY and m. 1888/KY Martha Osborne. He and his family are listed on the 1910 and 1920 McDowell census. We know he died in WV between 1921-1932. Children: James P., Belle, Samuel Logan, Grace, Agnes, Charlie (my grandfather) and Brownlow.

Karen Robertson - I'm looking for info on the Holmans and Rookards who lived in the Welch/Twin Branch/War areas. My Ggrandfather, John Holman, was a coal miner in this area. (He died in TN, but many family members still live in the area.) I would appreciate any information on these two families. Thanks in advance.

Jackie Frye - Seeking info on Nancy Rose m. John Green. Daughter Lillie Rose was born before Nancy's marriage to John, and went by the surname Green after the marriage. Children of Nancy/John: Victoria (b 1910/Roderfield, McDowell Co), Ella (m. L.ace Carter), Andy, and a dau (m. Bernard Mills). Nancy was from Shabby Run Hollow in Roderfield WV, where both she and John died. John is believe to be from VA. He was much older than Nancy: he was in his 60s when he married Nancy. Any info would be appreciated.

Sadie Pennington McDaniel - Trying to locate info on Julia Brown Pennington, m/o Charles H. Pennington and Wade Pennington, who moved to McDowell Co from Ashe Co NC area around the early 1900s. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Lynne Wolffer Revis - Seeking information on Virginia Ruth Yates (c. Jan 1912/Iaeger-Apr 1955/Honolulu HI), d/o John Yates and Kitty May Ayers (c1892-1984/Key West FL). Siblings: Amos, Edith, Helen and Alice Yates. I need info on her parents and the Ayers line in the county. Thanks.

Sherry Crawford - Looking for COLLINS or DARBY families from Hensley area of McDowell Co from 1870s-present.

Ira Simpkins - I am interested in finding info about my father's family: Tolbert Simpkins (12 Apr 1922-02 Feb 1983/Jolo WV; s/o Henry Simpkins and Minnie Ellis, who lived in Logan Co WV and moved to McDowell Co). Siblings: Arnold, Boyd, Cebert, Harry, Garland and Martha. I do not know if Martha was ever married. Any information will be appreciated.

Deborah Walkup - Searching for info on James Blair ROSE m. Susan Virginia MALLORY. He is said to come from McDowell Co, late i800s He and Susan were divorced. At least one child is known: Pearl Mae Rose.

Kimberly Wingard - I am looking for information about my grandfather. Not sure if he was born in McDowell County but he did live there with my grandmother. I don't know the date of death but Grandad's last name was INGRAM. Grandmother's name is Susie Ingram. Any information provided would be appreciated!

Denise Blankenship - Looking for information on my Ggrandfather: Jacob BLANKENSHIP (b 1871-1873/McDowell Co) . m. 07 Apr 1892/Greenbrier Co to Luretha Montagle Workman. I am trying to find out who Jacob's parents were. Thanks.

Betty Barton - Walter HILL m. Ethel BLEVINS, and lived (I think) in McDowell Co. I think he had a brother named Logan HILL; did they have a brother named EARL HILL? Any info is welcome. Also researching POLLARDS and BURNS that lived somewhere around the area of Welch. Does anyone have any info on Ed BYRD who was murdered somewhere between Mullins and Welch? I don't have much info but will be willing to share any that I do have.

Sarah Carter - Searching for info on Joseph Harry WEBB (b 1852-1858?)/McDowell) m. EMILY WHITT (siblings; Sarah,Sydney,Martha,Mary,Lawrence?,Synthia and Jack).

Roy E Collins - Searching for information on William I. Collins (b 1895/McDowell Co).

Ann Campbell-Weinert - Need information on my grandfather, George Hampton CAMPBELL, who grew up in Kimball, WV, with his parents, brother Ralph, Herbert, and a sister May. He was born Feb 16, 1898. He married Marilda Rebecca EARLS of Cliffield, VA. He died from black lung on Feb. 1, 1940. CAMPBELLS, if you are out there, speak up. Thank you.

Betty Jo McDaniels - Searching for the descendants of John GRAVELY and Callie J. Quesenberry b 1873 Carroll Co., VA, d/o James M. Quesenberry and Sarah Hannah Smith. John and Callie lived in Beeson, McDowell Co., WV. Would like to know marriage date, burial site, and names of children. Willing to share Smith/Quesenberry info.

Betty Jo McDaniels - Searching for the descendants of Frank Pierce Quesenberry b abt 1880 Carroll Co., VA, s/o James M. Quesenberry and Sarah Hannah Smith, md Hattie Mae Thompson. This family lived in Mayberry, McDowell Co., WV. Frank d 1963 and Hattie Mae d 1951 in Mayberry. Would like to know names of children, burial sites, etc. Can share info from the Carroll Co., VA family.

Bob Ewing - I am looking for the parents of GENETTE\JENETTE LESTER-BAILEY,born 13Oct1856,died 29Aub1923, the wife of CROCKETT BAILEY, born 1854,VA died unk..GENETTE's daughter DUCELY BAILEY married HARRISON BLANKENSHIP, son of THOMAS CHATMAN BLANKENSHIP and SARAH BAILEY in 1895. About 1902 Harrison and Ducely moved to Morton, Lewis Co. WA. Apparently a large number of BLANKENSHIPs, LESTERs, BAILEYs and ROSEs moved there about the same time. A MATHIAS ABNER "TICE" LESTER,born abt1846,died abt 1924, moved to Mossy Rock, Lewis Co.,WA about then also. Is there a connection between Genette LESTER BAILEY and "Tice" LESTER? Harrison and Dulcely had 13 children with names familiar in Lester and Blankenship lines: Jess,Clarence,Boyd,Noel, Ellen,Rebecca Jane, Suzie, Maxine, Jack,Mack(Maculley),Leonard,Dorothy,and Rosie. Does nayone have any info that would help me? Thanks!

Nina Houck Lang - In search of any relations or mining accidents in McDowell, coalmine # 6, in the community of Ream, the surname being "HOUCK". My father was QUINCE ALLEN HOUCK and grandfather being HAGY RUFUS HOUCK. Thanks in advance.

John Edward Bowman - Am looking for any info on my father Wade Hampton Bowman. He was born in 1897 and died in 1936. He lived in Maitland W.Va. He was a veteran of WW1 and worked in the coal mines in Maitland.

Teresa Browning - I am desperately looking for information on the Young family that lived in War, McDowell Co. West Virginia, my great grandfather Joseph Isaac Young I know lived there and it is believed his father Charlie Young died in War, WV. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Douglas Bishop and Allen Richmond - I am looking for more info about James Monroe WYATT and wife Amy Jane LANDRETH who moved to McDowell Co. WV after 1900 from Surry Co. NC. They had a dau named Mary who gave birth to a Pearl WYATT that mar. Jessie BISHOP on 18 Dec 1912 in McDowell Co. WV. Jessie and Pearl had 3 children named Dewey Monroe, Russell and Flora before Pearl died in 1918 in McDowell Co. WV. Anyone have info about this Wyatt family? Thanks!

Ken Miller - Does anyone know any ASBURYs that lived in Canebrake and Berwind WV? My father, Thomas Asbury, was born in Canebrake 25 Sep 1923, son of Elizabeth (Lizzie) ___ and either James Thomas or Tom ASBURY. My grandfather was a miner. Thanks a lot for any help.

Frances A Caldwell - I am looking for any information at all about my father-in-law, Mason Blake Caldwell, Jr. who reputedly was born somewhere around Anawalt, WV around 1918. I'm also looking to find out anything I can about his parents, Dr. Mason Blake Caldwell (Sr.) and his wife Elsie Eula White. Thank you very much.

Stephen L Allen - Charles Cavender m. Martha Boggs circa 1856. Parents of Nelson D. Cavender b.1/1/1856 Elk Horn, WVA. May be listed siblings Belle and James Cavender. Any info would be appreciated.

Paula Bicket - I am looking for information on two of my great uncles. Poley Mason and Thomas Mason. Poley was born April 5, 1908 in Arkansas and died November 10, 1995 in McDowell County.

Gloria Robbins - Looking for family info on Clarence Jessee who lived in McDowell Co. in early 1940's. He was killed in WWII (sometime during 1943). Believe he lived in Ieager. Can anyone help? Thanks.

David Matt - Mary Betty Josephine TARASZKIEWICZ (b.31 March 1915/McDowell Co., d/o George and Michalina Pieczkowski. Searching for any information at all. Know they lived here. They also were married around 1912 in McDowell.

Tricia Lenhart - I am researching my family, my grandfather was Robert Fulford, from Welch, WVA. He died in the early 1950's. If anyone has any info I would be grateful.

Barbara VanoverCarr - I am searching for anyone who might have information about my father's family. My father was Charles Henry Vanover Sr. He lived at Twin Branch, WVa. His Father was Lewis Vanover who died on May 12, 1975 at Drs. Memorial in Welch. And my great grandfather's name was Bill Vanover. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Craycraft - I am searching McDowell Co. for all spellings of surname Craycraft: Cracroft, Cracraft, Crecroft, Crecraft,Creacraft,Craycroft, Craycraft other related surnames: Bowell, Atkinson,

Virginia Smith - One of Abner Smith of McDowell county, WV & Ruth Christian sons, was Benjamin (Ben) Harrison Smith b. 9 mar. 1890 & d. 17 Dec. 1956 in White Sulphur Springs, Wv. He was married to Lilly ?, according to his obit. there were 2 children, Delbert Smith and Grace Smith Gillespie, both of Hensley, WV. I would like to correspond with anyone who might have information of these people, have some information to share. Thanks in Advance.

Sandy Lester - Researching Loyd Lester (bc 22/feb.1873 McDowell Co. m. 21/may/1898 Lillie Shephard McDowell Co.

William H. Steele - Looking for the family of Jayson Steele Lived in the Jonnycake area of McDowell County, WV. Jayson Steele dad was Elbert Steele,mother was Vilo Robertson Steele. My Dad Was James Steele He Lived at Chattaroy ,Wv. in Mingo county.

Carolyn Taylor - James Franklin ROSE b. 7-16-1869 (W. VA per 1910 McDowell Co. Census) m. Rebeca Elizabeth HAMMON b. 10-8-1864 (VA per above). They were living in McDowell Co., W. VA for the 1910 census with children: Harrison (wife & child), William Floyd, Rachel E., Rosa, Sarah Jane, Laura B.(Laurel per family), and Charles S. ROSE. Who were James Franklin ROSE's parents?

Helen Quillen - Looking for info about Ralph Blevins(b4 Jan. 1910, d Jan.1959) and wife Lillian and their family. They lived in Canebrake, McDowell Co., WV in the 1940's & 1950's. He was originally from Wise Co.,VA. My mother, Lola Blevins Lawson was his sister.

Lucy Church - I am searching for info on Bill and Ollie Mullins. I believe they may have lived on Bradshaw Mountain maybe around 1870-1890. May also lived around Whitewood Va.They had at least One daughter named Margaret Mullins, she was born about 1872-1875 and she married Wilson Church.

Nancy Asbury Miller - I am trying to find an obit. and a cemetery where my uncle is buried. His name is Arthur Pruett. He lived in Berwind,WV. He was born Dec. 29, 1904 and he died Oct. 28, 1993. Thank you.

Shawn Cline Tomasello - I am trying to find information on my ancestor, Anderson Jackson Cline, first Justice of the Peace in Panther WV. I understand that one of his sons, Ross Cline, was also a postmaster for a while. Is there any information on children or descendants still in the area? Thanks for any help or information about this family.

William R Ewing - I am seeking info on CROCKETT BAILEY AND JEANETTA\GENETEE LESTER. At least one child was DULCELIA\DUCELY BAILEY,was born 15Oct1881 in Panther, McDowell Co., WVA. I believe Jeanetta was of Cherokee Indian heritage.

Mary Mills - GEORGE SULLIVAN born Oct. 1861 married NANCY LEE May 6, 1886 in Pike County, KY. Died 1928 in McDowell County at Bull Creek. Would like to know who his parents and siblings are and where he was born.

Karen Plummer - My gr-grandfather was David EVANS b. in 1859 His father was William Evans and his mother, Mary HURLES. He supposedly ran away from home at an early age because he didn't get along with his stepmother. I believe the family lived on the Tug Fork in the same area as the Hatfields and McCoys. Could McDowell County be that location?

Shelby Bryant Wood - Searching for info on Letha HARMON BRYANT (b.1878 War) married James BRYANT. Children Elizabeth BRYANT CHURILLA(b.1907 War), Mabel BRYANT LUMPP(b.1912War), Anthony Walter BRYANT (b.1920 War).

Robert Belcher - I am looking for any information on my grandfather,James H Belcher.....buried on Belcher Mt ...with my Uncle's and my father...thank you.

Leo Greene - I am looking for a book titled Greens, Greens, etc. by June Blankenship Green. My family came from Wyoming and McDowell County, WV. Any help on obtaining the above book would be appreciated.

Larry Quinton Evans - I would like information on Charley Evand and Della Evans, or any information about Porter, Evans, or McClanahan descendants who lived in McDowell County from at least the 1930s.

Christine Lester - Looking for connections to Mack Sutton M Maggie O'Neal in Davy 1913. Mack died July 1937 in McDowell Co.

Lester Patton - Looking for info on Elisha Lester who married Rebecca Blankenship at Panther WV on 28 Aug 1926, or his kids Walter, Eli, Finis George, Lewis, Birtha and Pearl. Thank you very much.

William Steele - Looking for info on Elbert Steele 1876-1958 had family in McDowell County.

HF Rick Johnson Jr - Lokking for any infomation on Robert BLEVINS of McDowell County. He had a mill and a farm. b1871? d.1927. Wife (#2?) Mary Steel/e. 9 children all born in McDowell County.

hutch9@ctaz.com - I'm seeking information about Nancy Malona Jones that married Jason Earnest Beverly They lived in McDowell County sometime around 1920-1930.

Carolyn Sue Dyson) - Searching for information on Alice Marie Blevins who was born in Thorpe and died in Welch. Would like to know if she was ever in Washington, D. C. approximately 1946 to verify parentage as stated on my D. C. birth certificate.

Richard Carpenter - Need information on Lewis J. Auvil and Wayne Auvil, McDowell County to Washington State, about 1900.

Bob Ewing) - More info on GENETTE LESTER-BAILEY. GENETTE, age 24, born in VA was living in McDowell Co. WV in 1880 with her husband Crockett Bailey, age 26, born in VA. at the time they had 3 children: MARGRET, age 5 born in WV; SARAH, age 3; and AMANDA A.,age 7 months.

Ralph H. Sayre - Reece Carl Workman, my grandfather, d. 1928 in McDowell Co. His first wife, Rebecca (Fannin) Workman, (1850 - ????)divorced him in Wayne, WV, in 1877. I am seeking information on Rebecca (Fannin) Workman after 1877.

George Edward Supensky III - George Edward SUPENSKY/SUSPENSKI/SUSPINSKY/SUSPINSKi came to the Keystone area from Yugoslovia to work in the mines. He married on 10 January 1901 in Powhatan to Mary GREGGA/Lizzi Grego who had come from Hungary to join her brother John. George II was born in Jared, Adkin District of McDowell County. Looking for descendants of Supensky and Grego families, as well as location of old Jared district. Thanks.

Sandy Graley - Looking for the parents of James Walter Curry, born in McDowell County, probably around 1880. James had a son, Samuel, that was born in 1908. Any help will be appreciated.

Rodney Veitschegger - Does anyone know where to obtain a 1900 Census of McDowell Co, in printed form?

Luther M.Beck - I am researching the Beck family.My three brothers and two sisters were born in Mcdowell county 1919-1929. The towns are Layland, Hemphill and Jenkinjones Allie Lee,Ruby Frances,Nellie Ray,Robert Harold,and Donald ray beck I am new to this great work My uncle John collins was a police officer in Welch any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Bryan Stacy - Looking for information on HARRISON STACY b. 1850-1860's? and his wife NANCY LESTER. Lived in PANTHER McDowell County, WVA. His son JAMES STACY b. 1881 is my g-grandfather.

Joseph Robertson - Looking for anyone who knew my father Clyde E. Robertson Born 08-31-31 Died 06-27-58. He was born in Jenkinjones, McDowell County, WV. He graduated from Gary High School in 1950, and played football. He passed away when I was 18 months old and I have no memories of him. If you knew my father or went to school with him please contact me.

Rodney Veitschegger - Sarah J. ROBERTS b McD. c1877 md Bird LOCKHART b McD c1871 md 5 Jun 1892 McD. s/o William & Lucy (Cline) LOCKHART (from marriage records). A researcher has that Bird LOCKHART b 27 Mar 1870 McD to Susie ROBINETTE md 219 Mar 1892 s/o William & Lucy. Is there 2 Birds? or is my one of my sources incorrect? Does anyone know? I am interested in ROBERTS particularly.

Harlan Stilwell Jr - Searching for names and info for Tuskco Stilwell of War. Died in 1947 of tuberculosis in a sanitarium. Wife was Sadie Janey.

Rodney Veitschegger - I have several ROBERTS mrgs in McDow. Co which I can't connect, maybe someone can.; Sarah ROBERTS md 1892 Bird Lockhart s/o Wm. ; Mary ROBERTS m 1881 Chas. MITCHELL s/o Harrison; Ulsa ROBERTS m 1882 James H. BAILEY s/o Chas.; Susannah ROBERTS m 1883 Efram MOORE (born Floyd Co, KY); John ROBERTS s/o Henry m 1894 Julia DICKSON; Simon ROBERTS s/o Henry m 1894 Rosa HASKINS; John ROBERTS m 1892 Manah MOUNTS ; Sallie ROBERTS m 1902 James W. PA"YNE; Eli ROBERTS m 1900 Margaret BAILEY; Rebecca ROBERTS m 1903 Lewis COLLINS; Sallie ROBERTS md 1895 Edgar MANNINGS; Arminda ROBERTS m 1895 Oda BLANKENSHIP; Sylvania ROBERTS m 1899 Levi BLANKENSHIP; Mary ROBERTS m 1899 John B. LOCKHART.

Larry E Smith - Looking for information on Ollie Hatfield, born ~ 1860 in Mingo Co, WV, died 1936 at Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV. Married first John Harmon in PA?, second James Rose in McDowell Co, WV. Children from marriage to John Harmon: Ruby Pearl, Butie May and Laura (my grandmother). Laura married William Noah Smith as third husband. Ollie was supposedly a daughter of (________) Hatfield and Lucinda Mitchem (born in Tazewell Co, died ~1863). Ollie was raised by Mitchems. As a young girl she stayed with Belle Tall (Wall?). She and Belle went to PA to testify in trial of (_____) Tall (a horse thief). There Ollie met? and married? John Harmon. John who worked on the C&O Canal drowned in the Canal in 1886-88. County took Ollie's two older daughters, Ruby Pearl and Butie May. Ollie returned to WV with Laura, an infant. Any information would be helpful.

Joe Cameron - Searching for descendants of Jacob Cameron, who died about 1892, somewhere on Big Creek, in McDowell County. He had at least one son, Calvin W., who lived on Big Creek, where he died about 1942. Will share information. Thank you.

Susan Anderson - Looking for information about my grandparents, Mac Hyatt or Pearl Dunsford Hyatt, Welch.

Kathryn L Bales - Am seeking information on Nora Jane (Jennie) TRIMBLE, who married Harlan CASTLE in KY, and later moved to Berwind, WV, where my mother was born. Jennie's parents were John Ellis TRIMBLE and Emily BORDERS Trimble. They were possibly living in Berwind in December of 1912, as this is where my mother was born. Any help at all will be appreciated. Thanks.

Don Mallory - Looking for Mallory's from Anawalt, McDowell Co. My grandparents were Shade and Dona Mallory. I'm having trouble finding greatgrandfather's name. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Edna White - I am looking for information concerning my grandmother who lived in McDowell Co. in 1902-1905. Her name was Eliza Wallen WHITE WILLIAMS. She married a Mr. WILLIAMS in McDowell county c1903. She was widowed by 1905. Seeking marriage and death information about Eliza and Mr. Williams. All help appreciated. Thanks.

Clarence R Sanderson - FMDS8119@msn.com - Can anyone add anything to this such as the two that died between 1890 and 1900. They lived at Panther. and Clarence worked for the lumber company. This is taken from the 1900 US Census for McDowell Co., West Virginia. T623, Roll 1764, ED 75,Sheet 26, beginning on line 90, dwelling and family number: 439 Clarence Sanderson, Head, White, Male, Born July 1862, Age 37, Married 12 years, born in Michigan, father born in New York, mother born in Pennsylvania, working as a log scaler. Lilly Shaver , his wife, white, female, born Jan. 1871, age 28, married (14 jan 1888 in Macosta co )12 years, mother of 6 children, 4 living, born in Michigan, both parents born in New York they were divorced sometime around 1900 I can not find anything on these children except they are on the Mcdowell co West Virginia 1900 census. do you have any thing on them or lilly or her family? Herman, a son, white, male, born May 1890, age 10, single, born in Michigan, attended school 4 months in past year Grace, a daughter, white, female, born June 1891, age 8, single, born in Michigan, attended school 2 months in past year Sarah, a daughter, white, female, born Nov. 1895, age 4, single, born in Michigan Inez, a daughter, white, female, born Jan 1898, age 2, single, born in Michigan they ldivorced 1900-1903 and he maried Lucy Smith and theylived in Maben Wyoming co around 1904 until 1919 when Lucy died and them moved back to michigan for 2 years and then moved back to Crow Raleigh co where he remarried a third time.any help appreciated..

Becky Crawford - Bcraw923@aol.com - I am looking for information on my ggrandmother, LouEmma Collins Steele. Her parents were Arvid and Eliza Collins. LouEmma married Thomas Beverly Steele, and had two children, but after they seperated, she ran a boarding house in Panther. I am interested in info on the Collins line. LouEmma had two sisters, Mandy who married a Riffe, and Hazie who married a Williams. She also had a brother named Berlie ARthur (also called Darl). Thank you. Becky


J.Howard Collins - jhcollins@webtv.net - There was a John Collins living in Davy,WVa back in the mid 1940 I saw where some one wanted info.on him.

Dr. Dan Vernon Gates - dangates@ldl.net - Seeking information pertinent to my Grandfather, FRED CARL ALLEN, who worked for the Peter White Coal Company and lived in Isaban, McDowell County, WVA for many years. I would like to share family tree information for the Allen Family whopse roots can be traced to William Allen, Buchanan County, VA 1785

Steve Travis Hankins - Stevet820@cs.com - Does anyone have any information on Claude, Carl or Fred Hankins who lived in Canbrake in McDowell Co. from the early 1900's until the 1960's. They were miners and their family lived and worked the mines around Berwin since the late 1800's?

Robert F. Gavey - rgavey@privatebank.com - Walleta Williamson last known address 1940 Welch WV Searching for information about her family

Debbera Meadows - debseds@aol.com - BELCHER,DAY,HATFIELD,MILAM..I am looking for inforamtion on my family history. Also if anyone has a copy of the book "MAC DAY" Please let me know. My grandfather was Mac Day.

Patrick Schmitt - patschmitt@annapolis.md.us - I am searching for information on R.L. OSBORNE bn Swords Creek, VA and LIZA BOWLE bn Northford, WVA who were the parents of GEORGIA ELLEN OSBORNE bn on Jan. 5, 1931 in Sandy Huff, McDowell County WVA. Any leads would be appreciated.

Tammi Lynn Mullins Burgess - lilsecrets2@yahoo.com - I am looking for other relatives of Andy E. Mullins(b1934Welch s/oEugene Mullins)

Ann Kapferer - annie@suite224.net - Looking for info on my grgrandmother Jane Mounts born late 1800's. She married Mike Davis. Last known address was Atwell in McDowell county.


Patsy Thacker - fenniet@mounet.com - Anyone have any information on a William Baker, lived in McDowell Co. around 1860. Wife Penelipa, Son Dimmon Baker. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You, Patsy Thacker

Deborah D. Lowe - debdlowe@citlink.net - Ismal Jackson Falin(1940/McDowell County)Grandfather, lived at Upland, in McDowell. Would like to locate relives.

calvin griffith - ccg@infinet.com -

needing info.for my familys family tree,ours only need info.Garland Griffith,killed in the Bartly# 1 mine explosion abt.1939, who were his parents widow children,when the news come out we were living at Isaban, my aunt Virginia Griffith told me that is our cousin,do'es this mean Garland's father & my grand father were brothers? my grand father's name was Elmer,d.1944 Logan Co.thanks

Andree Swanson - AndreeSwan@aol.com - Researching Nola BARNGROVER (???? born FL -- (c1876/died Oct 1983 in Jola or Bradshaw). Would like assistance finding an obit for this person.

Selinda Collins Holt - puck5@kih.net - Looking for a ARNETTA COLLINS(Possibly last name is MULLINS) living in the household of a Harvy MULLINS and his wife in the 1880 MCDOWELL county census. Can anyone give me some help?

Selinda Collins Holt - puck5@kih.net - Looking for a ARNETTA COLLINS(Possibly last name is MULLINS) living in the household of a Harvy MULLINS

james padgett - james padgett@mail city.com - I am researching the lemeul padgett ancestry in mcdowell, his children, sarah, elander, mary, cassy, jacob, all lived in mcdowell co. from 1812 to date , any help appreciated.

Marilynn Sanderson - lynnsand@worldnet.att.net - Did the McDowell Genealogy society publish a cemetery book. Looking for the grave site of my father's brother. John Kenna Pendleton - was 22 years old when he drowned. I was assuming on the Tug River as they lived in Panther, WV at the time of his death - early 1900s. Can anyone provide information on who/where cemetery book is published and the price. Thanks. Lynn

Edna Lester - randef@gateway.net - Can anyone help us find the birth and death records of Luther Robinson born around 1928 in McDowell Co. His fathers name was Elford Robinson and his mother was Bertha (Rowe) Robinson. They live in the Yukon area. Any help you can give us will be appreciated. Regards Edna Lester.

JoEllen Schaub - MSc1059914@aol.com - HATFIELD, Sid Chief of Police of Matewan, W.Va. in the 1919 to 1921 era. Killed on the front steps of the McDowell County Courthouse in Aug. 1921. I am looking for his wife's name and names of their children.

Reggie Frith - rcmk@uswest.net - I'm searching for info on the Dickerson family believed to have lived in the Kimball area in the 1930's. Harvey, Eddie, Anna, and Elijah were their names. Possibly they were my grandfather's family. He died before I was born.

Stacey Murphy Wilner - murphtvh@intermediatn.net - Looking for information about former McDowell Co. residents Alexander Murphy (1869b,d?)--son of Robert Murphy, married to Charlotte "Lottie" Murphy(1872b Iaeger,1944d Brushfork)--daughter of William Murphy. William & Robert were brothers and originally from Grundy,VA.

Joe Boyd - joseppi55@aol.com - Looking for information on Joseph BOYD who died 1918 in a mining accident, or his first wife Cordelia GARLAND? who died of TB about 1906,living somewhere near Big Sandy,#2 or Miss PATTON,who ran a boarding house near Havaco sometime after 1906,and was his second wife till his death.any information is appreciated.

Kat - iamkittykat@hotmail.com - Looking for David Hagwood lived in McDowell County at Gary. Died between 1976 and 1986. Any information on my father would be greatly appreciated.

Dianne Esplin - desplin@lds.net - I'm looking for RESOURCES mostly--- My great grandfather (Charles MARTON) was a Hungarian immigrant WV coal miner in McDowell and Logan Counties around 1908-1914. Has anyone written or compiled information about the Coal miners of that area?

Pam Ramoska - ramoska@ezzi.net - Seeking any information regarding Rachel Jane (Rogers) Smith, b. June 30, 1870 in the Parish of Illogan,, Cornwall, England, d. May 2, 1927 in Gary, West Virginia. Rachel was the wife of Andrew Sharpe Smith, b. March 19, 1868 in England, d. October 9, 1939 in Pennsylvania. At the time of Rachel's death, Andrew Smith was the Gary No. 9 Postmaster. They had 7 children: Cresswell Smith, b. 1893, m. Ruth Williams; George W. Smith, b.1897, d. 1976; Walter Joseph Smith (known as Joe Smith, b.1901, d.1982 -- a barber in Gary for over 50 years, married to Ethel E. Brown and resided in Elbert and had 10 children; Martha Mae Smith, b. 1904; Ruth Smith, b. 1906, d. 1967, m. James Swartz; Andrew Smith, b. 1910; and Rhoda Smith, b. 1912. Also have researching my Bingham and Brown roots in West Virginia.

margie blankenship salazar - salazar.oly@worldnet.att.net - Looking for information on the cemetary at Jolo, WV in Mcdowell County, WV. I am specifically looking for my great great uncle, Edward MOUNTS born 3 dec 1892 died 1 mar 1962 1st wife, Jane SWEENEY and 2nd wife Lilly WOODS. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Margie Blankenship Salazar

james padgett - james padgett@mail city.com - looking for any info on john criswell, who married martha padgett, her mother was elander padgett, martha was born in 1850, married in 1874, any one looking for info. on padgett family, i have lots.

Bob Smith - RSmith2847@aol.com - Looking for Carters. In the 1850 Tazewell Census William is 9 yrs old. In the 1880 McDowell Census, Elkhorn District, he is 38. He is listed with wife Mary, age 24 and children Lewis E., Visie J., Mollie F. and Louisa B. I am looking for any of these children that might still have relatives living in McDowell Co.

Donna Reyburn-Adkins - dreyburn@yahoo.com - Does anyone in McDowell County remember having Margaret or Virginia Reyburn as teachers in grade school. They lived in Vivian. I am interested in any pictures of them and would like to know where they are buried. I did not see them after I was in grade school. They were my great-aunts. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

J. Michael Johnstone - johnstone.jm@bigfoot.com - Robert Johnstone DUNGAN, s/o Rev. George Washington and Emma Caroline (MC DONOUGH) DUNGAN, b. August 6, 1874, living 1922, in Kimball, W.Va. m. 1907, Mattie L. DAVIDSON. I am seeking descendants of above named families. Thanks in advance.


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