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McDowell County Queries - 2000


Twila Moorman - toobt@hotmail.com - I'm looking for any and all info related to my grandma DOROTHY MOORMAN (death within the 1970's). Or general inforamtion regarding the MOORMANS living within ELKHORN/BLUEFIELD, WVA. Thank you in advance for your help.

Robin Hiatt - rhiatt@triad.rr.com - Looking for information on my father Jack Donald Collins 3/31/1933 not sure of death date. Also on information of my grandparents Dallas Roosevelt Tolley and Frances Marie Hammitt Tolley not sure of either's Birth or Death dates

melody nielsen - mnielsen@csulb.edu - I am seeking information of an area named Woosley in McDowell County. Can you tell me how it was named or any history about the area?

Jenny Oldham - jloldham@vvm.com - My Dad Elbert H. SHEA (Nov.1908-Sep.1968) always said he was b. in McDowell Co., W.Va. His Dad George Shea was a coal miner and lumberman. Any information would be appreciated.

Donna Reyburn-Adkins - dreyburn@yahoo.com - Does anyone know about the cemeteries around Kimball, WV? My great aunts, Virginia and Margaret Reyburn taught school in the area and are buried near Kimball, where they lived. My father can not remember where they are buried.

Okey H Jackson Jr - okeyhere@alltel.net - Recently, I had a framed photograph of my uncle handed down to me, and while cleaning it, I found a 12X14 marriage certificate that was used as a backing. The cert. is in excellent condition and was issued for "Presley O. HALL of Havaco, WVa and Frances L. RUNYONS of Havaco, WVa.. The certificate states that they were married in Tazeville, Virginia, March 7, 1940 by J.A. REPASS, Minister, and witnessed by Mrs J.A. REPASS. On the back of the certificate was written "Havaco, no mony". If there's anyone out there who knows of this couple/or kin, I will be more then happy to mail this certificate to them. I can be reached at okeyhere@alltel.net

Judith Bircher - jabircher@aol.com - BOWLES, BASIL "TONY" Trying to locate family of this person. Possibly died in 1971, worked in mines 1950, may have been a minister, used to sing on a radio station in Bluefield area, lived around Iaeger and Welch

Alicia Watkins Brown - nojoes@bellsouth.net - Looking for info on either Marshall Lee Watkins b. 3/12/1884 d.5/19/1954 or m. Gillie Clark..b.1892 d.1968. Lived at Worth (Rolfe) West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marshall worked for Algoma Mines. Need info on his and wife Gillies parents, grandparents, siblings, etc...Thanks

Stacey Murphy Wilner - murphtvh@chartertn.net - Looking for information on Quinton Murphy (sometimes seen as Quanton) b. (1810-1820) who was the first sheriff of McDowell County.

Karen Looney - L81423Kitten@aol.com - Looking for info on Waldron family.grandfather was John Hensley Waldron married Wilda Puckett,children were John c.,dave.betty.ruth.mary.ernest.james,grace.Lived on Bradshaw mt.

Vickie Arnold - gramgrim@tcia.net - Elbert Harris, Excited to hear that you have info I want. I live in Ft. Chiswell/Max Meadows area of VA (Wythe County). Yes, I do have ties to Maybeury. My mother was born there in 1926. She is the former Helen Treolo. Several Treolos are still in the Bluewell and Bluefield area. My grandparents were Tony and Effie Treolo. He was a miner and she reared 11 children. Their house is still in Maybeury. I visited there several years ago. Look forward to hearing from you again. You may know some of my family. Thanks!

Brenda Johnson (Greg) - brgrjohnfwi@juno.com - Looking for info on Peter Jefferson Newbery a/k/a Turner. He was my grandfather. He died 1957. Had 4 children in Welch, W VA, all named Newberry. Does anyone know why his name changed to Turner? Possibly, he was orphan. Was married to Florence Stevens and then Alice Rose.

Vickie Arnold - gramgrim@tcia.net - For Elbert Harris-need any info on train wreck in Maybeury on 06-02-37. Time of day, names of those killed/injured. What train, coming from, going to, etc. Does anyone remember this? Want to write a story about those living in Maybeury when this took place.

Virginia (Cline) Bliar - ginny266@aol.com - Does anyone know or did you know any Cline's from shortpole or Neace's from panther?

Cindy Wade - Ababywuv@hgo,net - Looking for names, etc... of the ancestors of Ernest Wade and Ruth Sizemore of Wyoming Co. Both are from Coal Mountain originally and Ernest passed away 2 weeks ago.Thanks. Contact Cindy Wade at Ababywuv@hgo.net

G.Henderson - ohworc@aol.com - looking for info on these people, A.C.Linkenhoker & Maggie Mclaughlin parents of Thelma & Elma Linkenhoker twins b.6-30-1901 in Eckman. Also looking for general info about Eckman then & now.

gayl wells - wells789@aol.com - abraham belcher dau rebecca belcheR b around 1867 died 1936 buried mcdowell co wva browns creek dist kimball wva. married a slone? buried rebecca slone.

Rhonda Robinett - dimples1@inetone.net - I am searching inf. on John ellis Smith DoB.March 13,1893.He married Oma Baily her DOB JUly 28 1913. They lived in the Mcdowell co. area possibly Maybeury.These are my g-grandparents any info. on them would be helpful. thank you

Judy Hylton - jlhylton@yahoo.com - i would like to find some of my cousins my father was Lawson Roberts please e mail me my father was killed in a car wreck in 1990

Ryan Sizemore - taz_n_bugs_2005@hotmail.com - If anyone has any pictures of Davy or Asco West Virginia would you please send them to me. That is where my grandmother used to live. I am only 13 , but i would like to see what Davy and I would like to see what it look like. Thanks if you can find anything.

Mary J. Lackey, Adler - Adler_M@firn.edu - John/Alice Moore Spence, Iaeger, McDowell Co. late 1800's. Need parents name.


John D. Hicks - Trypod2@aol.com - I am looking for any information about Mack Hicks. His children were; John Hicks, Ed Hicks, Bodie Hicks, Elva Hicks, and Bertha Hicks. They lived around Welch in the early 1940's.

Debbie Wood - dsw@wwr.com - I am looking for information on PAYNE & MULLINS connections. My grandfather, Verner R. Payne still lives near Bradshaw where his great-great uncle John D. Payne owned 500+ acres on Bradshaw Mountain. He deeded the land between his nephews George W, John D, Albert, Samuel and William M. Payne. William married Jane Varney. Their children were Oma Day, Dell, Sam, Lewis Howard and Cosby. Lewis married Patty Mullins and had Verner, Oma, Everett, & Earl Payne. My grandfather says he heard the early Paynes came to the area when it was still Virginia from Paynesville (Painesville?)Ohio, and originally from England. Any info is most welcome.

Stacey Murphy Wilner - murphtvh@chartertn.net - Looking for information on Quinton (sometimes Quanton in the census) Murphy (b. 1810-20 in Russell or Logan Co.) the first sheriff of McDowell County. Any information would be appreciated.

Conrad Holsomback - triconholsomback@greenwood.net - This is an entry on the McDowell County birth records. I was surprised to see a Holsomback in WV. I would like further information if it is available. "McDowell County, West Virginia Birth Records 1894-1899 John Holsomback, b. 02-16-1899 Keystone County, West Virginia Parents: John & Margaret Holsomback" Thank you for any information you may be able to supply. Conrad Holsomback triconholsomback@greenwood.net

sue moulder - suemoulder@hotmail.com - searching for descendants of my g grandfather Dorsey Collins married Dicie Bailey in 1868 on Panther creek. Dorsey S/o john and eliza "Belle"? Collins from Buchanan co, va (Dicie daughter of Gorden and dicie bailey of Panther, WV

Betty Robinson Lester - ed_betty@bellsouth.net - Looking for descendants of James Dawson died around 1969 - lived in Sandy Huff area of Iaeger, wife's name was Hattie. Had sister named Ruth who married my grandfather Richard Robinson. Any information on descendants would be welcome. Thank You.

Robert L. Crabtree - crabtree@speedlink.com - John and Sarah Jane DRIVER lived in Iaeger in 1929. There was also a son, Leonard at the same time. His last name could have been MARTIN from Sarah's first marriage. Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.

Lesley L Shockey - Lshockey@citynet.net - I am looking for names of cemeteries in or near Berwin, McDowell County. My wife had an uncle who died in Elkins, Randolph County but was returned to Berwin for burial in 1925. I have checked all the listings on the McDowell County WVGenWeb page and do not find any burials for the surname NEWMAN or KELLEY, the surnames of her grandparents.

bill sharp - billnette@rivnet.net - Seeking info on BIRKELBACH, WILLIAM F. and ZOE. Lived in Iaeger 1903-1960. William worked for N&W railroad.

Vickie T. Arnold - gramgrim@tcia.net - Seeking info on Maybeury train wreck June 30, 1937

diana barker - dianabarker@webtv.net - i would like to know if anyone knows where both justice cementaries are located at panther creek. I am requesting any information that anyone might have on matt justice of panther especially pictures. He was born jan. 9 1989 in buckhannon wva. and died june 6 1960 at moundsville state prison thank you very much

Nancy Gail Anderson Staples - mopsybell@aol.com - My mother was born in Jenkinjones West Virginia. she was May Bell Eanes. My grandfather was Lemuel Dano Eanes. He worked in the coal mines. My mother was born in 1926

Danielle (Stanley) Slone - sugarfoot@mytalk.com - I am looking for any information regarding my family My greatgrandparents are ZEB & OLLIE STANLEY who lived in Big Creek Hollow, War, WV. My grandfather is HOWARD "SONNY" STANLEY. He attended Big Creek H.S. in the 1940's or 1950's. This is all I know about my ancestry and I would love to know more. Please email me with any info you may have to help. Thank you!

Melody Nielsen - mnielsen@csulb.edu - Looking for information on/descendants of H.F. Woosley, also known as Hezekiel Woosley married to Aley .... approximately 1883 /McDowell Co.

Ralph Lane - crlane@erols.com - Looking for any information about the Lane families that lived in Iaeger, WV in the late 1920's and earily 1930's

Donna Holland - Djhol12345@aol.com - Looking for Jacob Flenner/Flanner born in the 1860 married Amelia Caldwell. Ch. John,Bill,Lillian Bell,Victor,Clyde. I know John was living in Jenkinjones around 1840's.

Karen (Hutchinson) Davis - jrrcd2@netzero.net - Robert Lewis Hutchinson b 1885 D 1910-1915 @ Welch

Harold D. Roberts - suntreks@jjemail.net - My father, Walton J. ROBERTS, was born at Iaeger, McDowell Co., WV, to John Harvey and Martha BAILEY ROBERTS. Martha was believed to be the daughter of Henderson BAILEY and Ulsey (Ulcy) (Elsie) LESTER. I would appreciate any info regarding Martha's parents.

Linda Whitt - linwhitt@surry.net - Searching for information on Marticia Adams Surratt. She used to live in McDowell County and had 3 daughters; their married names were Childress, Davidson, and Burton. Marticia is buried in a cemetary around Hemphill. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

calvin griffith - ccg@infinet.com - I lived briefly at Isaban,McDowell Co. in 1939-40 with my grandfather Elmer (Elias) Griffith,made several good friends there,two of which died while I was away in the war abt.1944 names Calvin Johnson & Virginia Allen,any info as to thier deaths & burial place would be much appericated. thanks cal

Kimberly Day - QueenKrazi@aol.com - I am having trouble finding info on my great grandfather Andrew Jackson DAY born in McDowell Co WVa , SON of William L. and Susan Day. I have no birthdate for Andrew, although I know he died in Chillicothe, Ohio in the 1960's. I have heard he was quite a notorious character. If anyone has any info on his date of birth or ANYTHING about him OR his WIFE Rosa Woolridge -born McDowell Co 1887, Please contact me. Thank you so much!

sherry adams - adams@wmis.net - charles savinsky (11-07-24 4-07-74) m doris hensley 3-23-41 12-01-97 lived in berwind charles is buried in hartwell cementary any info would be appreciated

John L. Martin - afosi@email.msn.com - Looking for information re the WEBB family of Bradshaw. I understand they had at least 6 children - the last one was born 4.5.33 and placed with the county for adoption. Need the names of mother, father and children. Thank you.

Charles Fox - FOXFUCHS@aol.com - Looking for info. on Jacob and Margaret Cameron. Their children married into the Brewster family. Died 1895 & 1896 while residing in McDowell Co., in the area of Cucumber or Big Creek.

Barry Lobdell - barry_mountainlight@yahoo.com - Looking for any into re: Charles Atkinson, died approx. 1936 Jenkinjones

calvin griffith - ccg@infinet.com - Am searching for decendents from the marriage of Elies R. Griffith,son of John Filmore Griffith & Louise Ellen Allen dau. of Larkin Allen, m.1894 wyo. co. but some children lived in McDowell &mingo,co.the surname spelling may be different, thanks c.g.

Patricia Withrow - itstrishd@hotmail.com - William D. CHRISTIAN (1902-1978?) married to Nora Elizabeth from Berwind, WV. I am looking for any information, William and Nora are my grandparents. Family lore indicates Maston and Armanda were birth parents to William Christian. Armanda possibly remarried into Blankenship family. Fannie WITHROW (?1890-1965?) married to Frank Withrow last known in New Castle, Bishop area. Any information would be appreciated.

Sue Blackwood - Ssblackwood@aol.com - Looking for information on JAMES ALEXANDER CHANDLER, who wed LIZZIE NEAL. Their son, HARRY EDWARD CHANDLER, b. 16 Jan 1900 in Elk Ridge (?), McDowell County, WV, married HALLIE STROUPE, dau of THOMAS HAYMAKER STROUPE and REBECCA L. KINCER, v. 6 Sep 1906 in Cripple Creek, Wythe County, VA, and d. Oct 1981 in Havaco, WV. If you have any information on this line, please contact me.

Linda Wibberley - LKWibb@aol.com - Information on my grandfather, John Clemons Lanier and grandmother Hattie Kate Lanier (maiden name Billips), resided for many year in Coalwood, McDowell County

Ida Thompson - Redhead-or@webtv.net - I would like to recieve any imformation on Charles and Della Evans of War, Excelsor, West Virginia. Della's maydon name was Porter. Charles Evans grew up in War. Charles was employed by the Chesepeake and Ohio Railroad. Thank you

Jerry Harper - reshtarc@aol.com - Looking for any information concerning Andrew Jackson MCCORMICK and/or Ida Bell MCCORMICK (maiden name DOYAL), or their descendants. They are known to have had 10+ children, one of which was William Booth MCCORMICK b. 1-30-1911 in Shannon Branch (Mcdowell Cty, WV)

Don Bolen - 4bolens@bright.net - Looking for info on Blanch Ghent in Davey, WVa. She married Jeff Bolen Of Davey, WVa. 1900 or so. Any info would be helpful.

Sharon Gale Cameron - germanhorses@citlink.net - I am seeking any information on Noah England. He married Matilda Bishop 02/05/1894 in McDowell County. They had 8 children. He is my great grandfather. Any info at all would be appreciated.

Ron Cree - Lovelures@aol.com - Looking for a Alvie That I belive to have been killed in the coal mine in 1938-1940. Mcdowell co is the right time and area. I would appreciate any help at all. Thanks Ron

Chris Santore - jes1@ptdprolog.net - Looking for date of death for Elizabeth POWELL THOMAS who lived with daughter, ALICE EDWARDS, around Welch. Elizabeth would have been 60 in 1891 when her husband died in PA. It would have been after this date that she moved. Does anyone have access to search the death records afer 1891? Thanks.

Jack Perry - jperry@netva.com - Curtis Wayne Perry. Looking for info on Four Poles Cemetery were he is burried. Died 1953. I think the cemetery is close to Mohawk W.Va.

Lou Burnette - LBurne2417@aol.com - I am loking for any information on "Ted" Stoots son of Thomas RAy Stoots and ??????. Died in a car wreck in War WV in the mid to late 1940's Left a widow Geneva and 2 childrem a son and a daughter. Please email any information to the above address.

Louella Burnette - LBurne2719@aol.com - Ted Stoots d. Mcdowell County (WAR) mid to late 1940"s Need name of wife and/or children.

John (Doug) Davidson - davidson@bealenet.com - Searching for the household member of Daniel Davidson living in the Big Creek district at time of 1870 Census. I have Daniel M. sharing houshold in 1870. I have Araminta Davidson and Daniel in same house in 1880. Sure would be thaknful for any help.

Barbara Yorke - yorkesr@erols.com - Searching for info on Scott and Mary Ellen TAYLOR (or any other TAYLORs)living in the Iaeger, McDowell Co., area in the early 1900's.

Sharon Grey - lsg1@bellsouth.net - I am searching for Robert Austin Gray who was married to Eliza Jane Gray (don't know maiden name). They lived in Premier, West Virginia and had a son Frank Gray born October 1, 1915. There were other children but have no info on them. Robert was a paymaster in the mines. Due to illness the children were put up for adoption. Frank is supposed to have gone to live with Madgie Thornsberry in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and later raised by William and Edna(Ellen)Lyons in Huntington, West Virginia. At a very young age Frank joined the military and changed the spelling of GRAY to GREY. Thanks for your help.

Norma Jean (Mullins) McPhatter - nmcphatter@aol.com - I would like to talk to anyone that knows my family from the Bradshaw area. My father was OAKLEY MULLINS and my mother is HELEN (OWENS) MULLINS. Thank you

Debbie Mullins - BrightStarRN1@aol.com - Searching for family history information on Nancy Alifair Whitt (probable illigetimate daughter of Abner H. "Tice" Lester) married to Richard Mullins in McDowell County around 1900. Also, seeking info on Mary Merle Canterbury, daughter of Effie Duncan Canterbury, died 1945 in McDowell County, buried in Roderfield cementary

Loretta Powell - routfarms@pldi.net - I am trying to locate my ancestors who came from this area. My father's name was Morgan Powell, His father's name was Leslie Powell. Thanks

Brenda Mabry Lamastus - lamastus@inetone,net - I am searching for the origin of the name of the town of Maybeury, WV. I am reasearching the surname Mabry. Maybeury is one of the many spellings. Any information would be appreciated.

Lisa McCoy-Cruz - mccoycruz@aol.com - I am doing reserch for my family tree and am trying to find info on my grandmothers side. The following names are people born in McDowell County - Ethel and Leck Mullins, children of Mary Elizabeth Stumbo and grandchildren of Louise Stumbo (the last two mentioned are buried in the Mullins Cemetary on Ritter Mountain). My mother and aunt were also born in McDowell County, they were MaryLou and MarthaLee McCoy, children of Ethel Mullins McCoy. I need info on Louise Church. There have been no records found on her birth or death and where she came from. Please help...Thanx Lisa

Tammy Owens - tlowens@vnet.net - i am looking for any information on the Vanover Family in Mcdowell County, WV. Especially the family of Harm Vanover who I know orginated in KY

james h hardy - hardyjames@mindspring.com - looking for info on the puckett family of shop holler outside of war

Maxine Whitman - genbug@olypen.com - I am seeking information on William Pleasant ORANDER (1857-1923). He died in Crumpler, McDowell Co., WVA. His wife was Sallie A. Gilbert Handy (1855-1931). She also died in McDowell Co., WVA. Their children were: Effie, Joseph, John and Viginia Blanche ORANDER. Viginia Blanche ORANDER married John M. REED. Thank you very much. Maxine Whitman

Clarence R Sanderson - FMDS8119@msn.com - Trying to find anyone that may have any pictures of the Ritter lumber company operations around Panther about 1895-1901. especially looking for any picutres of my Grandfather Clarence Alfonso Sanderson one of the Cutting bosses. Also any info on his family. They left the area in 1901 after getting a divorce and he returned app 1902 to maben in Wyoming co. Any info will be helpful. Thanks in advance

Romona T. Hartley - romonat@aol.com - I am looking for descendants of William P. Orander, Jr. and his wife, Sarah Gilbert. William P. Orander died in McDowell Co., WV in 1923 and Sarah died in 1931. They had the following children: Effie L. married Franklin V. Robbins 1909, McDowell Co., WV Joseph Thomas Orander John Bishop Orander Virginia Blanche Orander married John M. Reed 1910 McDowell Co., WV. I have information on the Orander's prior to their move to McDowell. Thank you, Romona Hartley

mary hughes - mhughes@zoomnet.net - i am looking for john collins.born between 1845-1865.married pricy mullins? children anthony 1885.tolbert 18 nov 1889.ed,no date.alice nodate.a teacher.luizzie nodate.she marrid woodrow.miller. thats all i have.i hope someone can help.

Wayne Arrington - w_arrington@hotmail.com - I am looking for Ancestors of WILLIAM MCKINLEY (Bill) BARTON and FANNIE THOMPSON they lived at Hemphill, WV in 1930s, 40s, 50s. I married Thelma Mae Barton and I am interested in her family tree.

Carla Faris - carly1229@yahoo.com - Can you tell me the population of the City of Welch in 1942? I appreciate your time.

Robert D. Cron - fpslug33@aol.com - A while back I posted a messag seeking information on the Coleman Family who lived in Jolo, McDowell Co. W. Va. Patsy Jane Coleman was born there July 4, 1934. her parents Daniel Coleman and Nora Bell ( Mullins ) Coleman are buried at the Cooper Cemetery near the W.Va. and Va. State line. A relative of Patsy responded to my query, but I have lost the information due to a Computer problem. I would like for the relative to make contact with me again please. Thank you, Bob

Diane Miller - pmiller@monumental.com - I am looking for information regarding Emma (Emily) Lockhart. She married Albert Rose in McDowell Co., WV July 27, 1882. Emma had a daughter named Matilda Jane before marrying Albert Rose. On Emma's marriage record her parent is listed as Marion Lockhart. Does anyone have info regarding her parents or other children she may have had?

John Blair - jblair@kalama.com - VANCE (1880-1910) I am missing a VANCE family! As there are several VANCE families in McDowell, I'm hoping for a connection. On the 1880 Buchanan County, VA Census is a family that seems to disappear and what makes the search harder is of course the lack of an 1890 census. I have looked in several surrounding counties in 1900 but can't find these Vances! Nancy Vance was the daughter of Jacob III and Jane McClanahan BLAIR, and the Blair's pretty much stayed in the area of Buchanan Co.that later became Dickenson Co. 1880 CENSUS John Vance 38 b.Wise Co. son of David & Elizabeth Rose VANCE Nancy Vance 36 b. Russell Co. dau. of Jacob & Jane McClanahan Blair Married 1861 Buchanan Co. VA. John 16 Andrew 14 George W 11 Alexander 8 David 6 Does anyone connect? Seem to have hit a brick wall

John Blair - jblair@kalama.com - Mack Blair b.ca 1898 in Mohegon, McDowell Co. WVa. Son of Tom & Nancy Walker Blair?, siblings are Pat, John, Ike, and Mandy. Anyone with info or researching, please contact. Thanks, John Blair

Dee Mullins - dmullins@qx.net - Searching for William Robert AMOS m. Melvina Blanche Campbell AMOS. They lived in Warrior Mine Hollow around War. I believed they had a company store. William died in mining accident "Amonata (sp?)" in Dec. '57. Children: Jack, Spahr, Tommy, Kenny, Devone, Priscilla, Bobby, Ann, Frank, and Curtis. William also had a son by first marriage whose name is Clifton Junior. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

susan clark - sacakc@aol.com - Looking for COCHRAN'S in Mcdowell Co gfather Henry James, ggfather Thomas Jefferson,gggfather Seabird

Barbara Wyatt Rio - barjrio@erols.com - WYATT Seeking information on my grandfather's brothers, Charlie & George WYATT. In the 1920 census my grandfather, David Dent WYATT with his family was living in Wyoming Co., WV. The listing is spelled WYETT. I have pictures from my grandmother's effects of Charlie, his wife Eva & children; also of George & his wife (unnamed). According to family tales they all left VA together to find work. Their father is Andrew Mathew WYATT. In the 1920 census for McDowell Co., WV there are 2 families: Charlie W. WYATT, wife Eva, children Francis, Mack, Emma & Virgil; George WYATT w/wife Gusta (no children) living almost next door. Does anyone know anything about these 2 men? Could anyone identify if they are the people for whom I'm searching by the pictures I have?

Lynn Schneider - JLynnAS@AOLcom - I am looking for a list of the names of those who were killed in an explosion at Algoma Coke and Coal Company, Algoma mine #7 in Algoma on September 15, 1902. I believe that there is a possibility that my great grandfather, Michael MAHER, may have been one of those listed. Thanks! Lynn Schneider

Melanie Storie - bstorie@preferred.com - Seeking information about the family of Albert "Babe" BARBER. In 1920 they were living in the Bottom Creek district of McDowell Co. Babe Barber (b. 1879 in VA d. 1943 in WV) married Pearl Lawson (b. 1901 in WV d. 1966 in WV). They had eleven children together. The children were born in Vivian and Flat Top, WV. I would welcome any information.

L. Herbert Dawson - LDawson@Marshall.EDU - George R. & Corinthia (Davis) are in the 1910 census of McDowell in the Big Creek District as family #98/99. He is 48., and she is 42. Their daughter, Bessie married Thomas Homer Perdue. This Christian family was in Tazewell Co. ca 1892. when Bessie Christian was born. Can anyone help with this Christian/Davis family. Thanks! Herb LDawson@Marshall.edu

Leah Perez - Leahp@cfw.com - Does any one know if McDowell Co., Had city dictories in the early 1930's. Especially the Bartley Area? Thanks Leah Perez

Loretta Woody Collins - lcollins@ligtel.com - I am still trying to find a picture of the Jewell school, that was out on Rockridge,(Head of Groundhog, & Woosley,) that got burned down by somebody in late 50s or early 60s, If anyone has a picture, I would gladly pay for it Also I am still trying to find out whatever happened to Zella Beavers that taught there,

sue moulder - suemoulder@hotmail.com - searching for the decendant's of samual justice b.1846 m. arminta hall. samual s/o saulsberry and anna from bull creek and panther area

Tara Bunner - bunnerfamily@juno.com - Looking for Felix and Hattie Holloway who lived in McDowell County probably in late 1800's or early 1900's. Their children were Mary, Sarah (Vena), Jack, Mandy, Hattie, Lillie Belle and maybe others.

Richard L. Carpenter - thecarponline2@email.msn.com - AUVIL family, Iager, McDowell County, late 1800s Wayne Kennedy Auvil, b Jan 1870, Tucker County, moved to Iager and on to Washington State around 1900-1910 Also Daniel Laurence Auvil, b apr 16, 1875, d Jan 30, 1944 Were they related? Also Arthur Lee Auvil, b 12/8/1876 Iager, d 8/27/1951`Dade City. Looking for information on these families

Rick Brown - rallenbrownjr@yahoo.com - James b.1755 and Esther GOFF Brown I am researching this line in the Washington / Wythe / Russell /Tazewell / Buchanan / McDowell Co. Areas. Land grants show James and Esther owned land on Maiden Springs, Sinking Creek, Greenbrier, and Kentucky lands.Their descendants (Thomas Brown, son and James P. Brown , grandson) had lands on Big Fork Ridge (Brown's Ridge??), North Fork Levisa River, Laurel Fork Creek, Dismal Creek, Seng Camp Creek. Anyone with any information??

David Collins - aeromech@vbe.com - Looking for any Info on the COLLINS Family in McDowell Co. I know my Grandfather was the police Chief of War until Feb 1958. His name was William Iager Collins.

Don Puckett - donaldpuckett@visto.com - My great grandparents, William Huff and Rebecca Phelps Huff, had a store in Avondale, WV around the turn of the last century. Family lore has it that their store, above which they lived, and all of their belongings were washed away in the middle of the night in a flash flood prompting their move west to Kentucky. Is anyone aware of this flood and when it took place? Does anyone have any connections to the Huff and Phelps families as I have never been able to find definitive information about place of birth on either of them? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Bob Reed - ANC1779@aol.com - I am seeking information on the family and descendants of ANDREW JACKSON "JACK" REED (b 1868, Monroe Co., WV; dc 1904-1908, McDowell Co., WV). After the death of his first wife c 1900, Jack re-married c 1901 in Mercer Co., WV and moved his family, which included four children at that time, to one of the early coalfield towns of McDowell Co. - in most likely either the Keystone or Crumpler areas. While there, Jack served as a local law enforcement officer (constable)from approximately 1902 until his untimely and, some say, suspicious death between 1904 and 1908. Although the cirumstances of his death are presently unclear, most family members have tended to pass it down that he was shot in the line of duty while responding (without back-up) to a public disturbance call (at a local dance)in the Keystone area. Another family member was told, however, that he was returning home and climbing over a fence section when his side arm accidently discharged, killing him instantly with a shot to the head. In any event, JACK left behind four children (most born in the 1890s): NELLIE (m Emmons Robertson of Glen Lyn, VA), JOHNNY (who resided, with his family, for many, many years in the Crumpler area), ELIZABETH "BETTY" (married and resided near Hinton, WV) and JAMES "JIMMY" (who also resided in the area for a short period of time). Any further information concerning JACK REED, his family, descendants, exact date of death, burial location, etc. would be very much appreciated as we currently have very little information about him. Any descendants of his who are currently residing within McDowell Co. are very much encouraged to respond. Thanks very much, Bob Reed

sheila lee jones ferchalk - sforklib@aol.com - looking for information on welch england george who died in 1987. also on the george family and kimball west virginia

Carole Farley Eklund - karo@coffey.com - I am searching for information about Nannie Lester, from McDowell County. I know that she married Wylie Graham on May 5, 1904, in McDowell County. Nannie was my great-grandmother. Thank you, Carole Farley Eklund

Bonnie Hayes - genefrk@msn.com - Hi All, I am seeking information on Lesters of McDowell County, WVA. My great grandmother was Ollie Lester who married Madison Blankenship, and Ollie's father was David Bailey Lester. I know that they were from the McDowell Co., WVA area. I am ALSO seeking info on an adopted friend - her mother's maiden name was Delphia Lester and I think she married Adrian Edison Estep. If anyone has information on any of these Lesters, PLEASE e-mail me at genefrk@msn.com Cheers, and thanks very much! Bonnie Scarberry Hayes

Joe L Giles - gilesjoe@aol.com - William C Giles jr born 01/03/1930 in Anawalt West Virginia died ib Brooklyn New York 12/19/1999. His mother and father preceding him in death. He was married to Rosa Calaway of thorpe, Wva He leaves his wife, two daughters and twelve brothers and sisters to mourn his death.

Barb & Bill Kelley - Bashak@aol.com - In the 1860 census of McDowell Co., Tug River Area, I have Giles PERDUE age 25; Jane age 22; Alice age 2; Catherine age 7/12; John [father] age 80; Elizabeth [mother] age 75. John & Elizabeth PERDUE were the 3rd gr-grandparents of Bill. Giles was the brother of Silas [2nd gr-grandfather of Bill]. When did John & Elizabeth die? Where are they buried? Would like to contact any descendants of Giles PERDUE. Any info on these families would be appreciated. Will share info.

Debbie Brugman - brugmand@webtv.net - VALLAS,Gus. Last known address Bartley 1936. He applied for his SS# and was working for the Pond Creek P...? Coal Company. Any help greatly appreciated.

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