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McDowell County Queries - 2001



I am trying to help someone with their Stone line, as G.L. Stone died in McDowell County, Welch, on December 3l, l9l6. He is buried in Welch. Would you have information on this Stone or on his line? Thank you. Pat


I have lost everyone on my grandfather's side with the exception of my mother . My grandfather died before I was born so I have no idea except through pictures of him. We are researching the family tree and have run into a dead end. My grandfather's birth certificate shows that he was born in McDowell Co, Northfork District, City of Northfork. He was born on Dec 20, 1927 to Kennis R. Mason (age 29) and Pauline Stanley (age 26). The birth certificate shows that children born alive and now living as 3. Don't know if this means 3 to include my grandfather or just two others. My mom remembers her Aunt Helen Jones and remembers some discussion of a brother dying during the war. Kennis' occupation is listed as a mine motorman. Looks like a Doctor W.S. Steele of Gilliam delivered my grandfather. I hope there is someone in McDowell that will be able to provide us a lead. Thank you for any assistance that you may be able to provide. Stephanie


LOOKING FOR A SAMUEL BOWMAN MARRIED TO A ELLEN GIBSON[POSSIBLY] . Ruth D. Hicks


Looking for information on Alsy/Elsie Burton born March 1890 in Kentucky, daughter of William F. & Martha Osborn Burton. Believed to have married between 1903 and 1910. Married name and spouse unknown. Her parents settled in Mcdowell County in 1903. Thank you Cheryl Burton Bokisa


HELLO MY NAME IS LORA MCKINNEY AND I AM RESEARCHING THE SIMPSONS. I AM IN VERY MUCH NEED OF HELP!!! I AM AT A STAND STEAL. I AM LOOKING FOR THE PARENTS OF WILLIAM SIMPSON. BELOW IS THE INFORMATION THAT I HAVE: WILLIAM SIMPSON--BORNED ABOUT 1831 IN TAZEWELL COUNTY VA. TO JOHN SIMPSON AND CATHERINE ?????? I HAVE NO IDEAL WHERE THEY WAS BORNED OR MARRIED OR CATHERINES MAIDEN NAME. WILLIAM MARRIED SARAH BURKS IN WYOMING COUNTY WV ON OCTOBER 14, 1865. IF ANY ONE HAS ANY INFO. ON THESE PEOPLE PLEASE CONTACT ME AT lkmckinneyus@yahoo.com THANK YOU LORA MCKINNEY


I would like to know if the trial for the murders of Dorthy Mitchell has ever been held for the two people that killed her, She lived at War, and was killed last year. J. Pruett


I am trying to help someone with their Stone line, as G.L. Stone died in McDowell County, Welch, on December 3l, l9l6. He is buried in Welch. Would you have information on this Stone or on his line? Thank you. Pat


Would like to wish all my friends and former student in McDowell Co. a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Louise Mann


I'm trying to trace my mother's mother's family. She lived in McDowell County when her mother died around 1930. My mother's name was Miriam ROWE, her mother was also named Miriam, I believe, but they both used the name "Mary". My Grandmother Miriam ROWE was supposed to have been related to the HATFIELD family. She married my Grandfather, Michael Cornelious FOLEY around 1900, and they had a total of 13 Children, one of who was killed in a mining accident prior to 1930, his name was Michael. They also had several children who died as children or infants. I brought my mother to try to find her mother's grave back around 1975, and she located a friend of hers from childhood, Bonnie Flippens, whose husband thought he found the unmarked grave in the Iager Memorial cemetery. Anyone with information on the family, help would be appreciated. John Whalen


I Am Looking For My Old Classmate, MICHAEL BLANKENSHIP". He and his family lived at NORTH WELCH. Michael went to WELCH ELEMENTARY back in the 1980's. The last time that I had heard about him and his family is that they moved to North Carolina when Michael was around 11 or 12 years old. I know that Michael has at least one older sister. Michael would be around 25 or 26 years old now. I would like to talk with him about the good ole school days & I would like to know what he & his family have been up to throughout the years. Thank you very much for your help, Tonya


LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO IS A FORMER OR PRESENT RESIDENT OF ASCO. WOULD
LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU. MY NAME IS JACK MCGANN. I LIVED IN ASCO HOLLER
FROM 1949 UNTIL 1960.


I am seeking any information on my uncle, Kenneth T. Mobley, who lived on Jolo, WV. I believe he died about three years ago. Ron Mobley


I am researching, with little success, William D. CHRISTIAN (1902-1978?) married to Nora Elizabeth OSBORN(e) and lived in Berwind, WV. I am looking for any information, on William, and attempting to track the decendents of thier children. Bill and Nora are my grandparents. Family lore indicates MASTON and ARMANDI CHRISTIAN were birth parents to William Christian.I have located very little information on the Christian family. Armanda possibly remarried into Blankenship family. Also searching for additional information on FANNIE WITHROW (?1890-1965?) married to a Withrow last known in New Castle, Bishop area. Any information would be appreciated. From Patricia WITHROW


Seeking information on a family of Clingenpeels who lived in McDowell County, West Virginia. Mack (perhaps a nickname) or Moss Weldon Clingenpeel lived in Iaeger, married Annie Zerkles, and had at least eight children: Marion Thurl, Earl, Moss McDowell, Oakie, George, Yantse, Eliza, and Lulie. Any help much appreciated. Sandra Clingenpeel Williams


Anyone who may have information on Rick and Sue Camoncho. They lived in Welch in 1980 - 81. They lived in a trailor park on the east side of town. They had two children, a boy and girl. Sue was a local girl and Rick was from California. They were married in Alexandria Virginia when Rick was staitioned there in the early 70's. Sues family were from Welch, she meet Rick while she was working in Washington. He was of mexican desandent and when he lived in Welch he was working in one of the mines. Any information would be appriciated as we were in the service together and I was there best man at there wedding. Contact me at ttiggerklm@hotmail.com Thank You Ron Moschel


I am looking for anyone who may have a Richard Collins b. abt 1874 McDowell County, WV that married a Mary E. Spense b.abt 1876 McDowell County, WV on Jan 8, 1895. I am trying to find someone with more information on this couple, I believe this to be my grandfather first marriage before marrying my grandmother, Margarette Blankenship. I would like to see if this marriage ended in the death of Mary E. Spense daughter of James M. and Mary A. Spense. Please email me if you have any thing that might answer this question. The Holts


My name is Ken Forsythe. I am currently a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. I went to McDowell County this past summer with my church, Cline Avenue Fellowship of Highland, Indiana and helped out with the floods. I was wondering where I could find the contact information for Iaeger High School and Coalwood United Methodist Church. If you have any of this information, please send it to forsytkn@purdue.edu. Thanks and God Bless.


i was born in welch at grace hospital in 1959 to helen louise barker father listed as perry howard but was told there is not a grace hospital in welch my mother worked at the phone co in the 50's her mother was girtha barker-asbury my father was born in matoka please can someone help me find out any info on my family Tammy Evans


Are there any records, such as death dates, burials, etc., for the church on the hill in Brewsterdale, McDowell County, WV ? Thank you very much. Joe Cameron


Seeking 1920 McDowell County, WV. census data concerning the family of Wade H.Brumfield, including info for wife Frances or Pearl, and all listed children. I do not know in which enumeration district he resided. Russell L. Lawrence


Researching the Quesenberry/Quesinberry families of southwest Virginia and the adjoining counties in West Virginia - my goal is to show/proove that we all share a common ancestor. Please get in touch if you have family roots in that general area. Will be glad to share if I have info on your family line. Betty Jo Quesenberry McDaniels


Hi, I'm trying to find my families of Barlow,Mahaffey,and Marks from the Welch and Premier area they are related to the Jackson CO. and Vinton Co. Ohio Barlows.My mother was born in McDowell Co. in 1929 to Floyd and Ruth Anne Hall Barlow the last of 14 children.Floyd Barlows mothers last name was Marks.My mothers sister was Eliza Mahaffey m. to Noah Mahaffey.Her brother was Ernest Barlow m. to Cleo ?.they all lived in this area.If anyone knows of these families would love to hear from you. Brenda Johnson


i'm looking for the grave of my grandmother, linda (adair) workman who died on dec 23,1993. i'm pretty sure she is buried in your cemetary, also am looking for the grave of my grandfather ballard c.workman, died jan, 1954 and my aunt, nancy fern workman died @ 1931 or so. she is supposed to be buried near her father ballard workman. if you can forward any info to me I would appreciate it.please forward to Sandra Workman Deeb at deebfam@bellsouth.net Thanks again, sandra


I am looking for information on my great grandfather George Griffith. My mother told me he lived in Maybeury on Griffith mountain they called it in late 1930's and 1940's. Also information on Severts that lived in Elkorn about the same time. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Faye Sawicki


Hello, my name is Connie Dillon Francis. I am trying to find information about my family who lived in McDowell Hollar in the 40's and early 50's. My dad's name was William McKinley Dillon and my mom was Naomi Virginia Hudgins. My grandfather was Anderson Dillon. Dad was a coalminer in Pocahontas and Keystone. There was 10 of us kids, Thelma, William, Herbert, Edna, Francis, Tommy, Zeke, Judy, Ruth, and myself.Anyone who has any pictures or info about the family please contact me at Frncscon@aol.com. Thanks.


I am reseaching the Gullett family from McDowell Co. My grandfather, Charles (Charlie) Gullett was born in McDowell Co. and was a coal miner. His son and my father, Junior Gullett was born in Roderfield, McDowell Co. My father's mother, Minnie Agnes Tate was the daughter of John Tate And Frances Whitt. Any information on either of these families would be most helpful.. Thank you, Sheila Gullett Hughes


Looking for information on the Dixon family of McDowell County, West Virginia. I am trying to find information on a John Ballard Dixon, Charles Ballard Dixon and Waverly Joan Dixon. All I know at this time is Waverly Joan Dixon was born in Premier, McDowell Co., W. Va. on March 14, 1933. It is believed John Ballard Dixon originally came from Kentucky. Any information will be appreciated. James Trainor


Looking for info/connections to anyone having information on Mary (Spence or Spencer) SMITH, wife of ? Smith. Mary was the daughter of Jim Spence or Spencer and Sarah Simmons born abt May 1877 in Virginia. She died 3 Jan 1926 (abt age 48) in city/town of Mohegan (?), Brownscreek Dist, McDowell County. John Pylra of Raven, Va. was the death cert. informant. Any info appreciated Margaret Brown Fearn


Looking for the parents of John Lillurn Smith b 1843 m. Martha Ann Perdue 12 Jul 1866 in Welch . Martha parents were John O and Elizabeth Wray Perdue. John's father possible is Johannes (John) Smith and Mary Mariah Shilling but need some kind of proof of this. Does anyone have a will for John Smith and/or Mary Mariah Shilling? Thank you. Marsha Prieto


My name is Wanda Brewer Thomas, e-mail address is nkcm314@aol.com I am in Mich. Trying to with no success to find out if my Grandmother- Laura Baker Brewer- Wife of Andrew Jackson Brewer is buried in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield,W.VA. I hope you can help me. I was told by family members I've found she was buried there. I have a picture of my father's tomb stone that's buried there. Laura was born in Blount County, TN. Approx. 1872-1881, Had to have died prior to 1940 or 1940. She died before Andrew. He died Sept. or Oct. 1940. I'm also trying to find out anything on my father I can- Charles (Charlie ) Brewer, Born April 12,1907 or 1908-Died Jan.18,1947.He ran a small grocery store with a Erby Hall- Hensley,W.VA. or around there. He had this store when he died. Anything on either 3 , I would appreciate. Appreciate any help . Thanks, Wanda


I am looking for info on my ancestors from Panther . The names would be Roberts or Vance. Any information that you might have would be very helpful. ORichard5@aol.com


I have been trying to locate any info or pictures of some of my ancestors. I just discovered that my great grandmother had lived in in the Gary area and her father was Judge Hiram P. Christian and her brother was Masten Christian who had taught school in the Sandlick area. She married Arthur Rose and died at a very young age due to childbirth. This was around the late 1800's.I was wondering if any of them where buried in that area. I did get a copy of the census records and the Christians and the Roses were living close to each other. I can be reached at miller003@citlink.net Sandra Miller


I am looking for details (title, author, publisher, date) about a book about Welch, WVA- 20 years ago was available from Rose Marino of Welch,WVA.Contain info on many early families. Thanks, Linda Bean LaForce


Looking for family of John P(reston)Pettit/Petitt b 15 Sept 1867 Rowan Co., Kentucky died 20 Dec. 1938 Iaegar, McDowell Co., West Virginia, wife---Malissa Clark, wife--Nickety Trent--married 5 October 1911, wife--name not know. Any help appreciated. Ruth J. White


I am looking for info about a mining accident in October 1935. My grandfather George Beavers b June 1899 , died several days after a slate fall 20 Oct 1935 . Areas mentioned by family were: War,WVA & Lomax,WVA. Thanks, Linda Bean LaForce


How would I go about getting marriages records for McDowell Co., W.Va. I am trying to find a relative who was born in 1872 in VA and then shows up in a the US 1910 census in McDowell Co. He was married to a Bertha Nelson for years earlier in 1906, where? I hope in McDowell co. as I am trying to find the name of his father. His name is Charles Mason King. So after explaining too much, my basic question is how do I go about getting marriage records for McDowell Co. WV please respond to stalwardking@yahoo.com



HI, MY HUSBAND IS DAVID KELLY HE WAS RAISED AT BIG SANDY & RODERFIELD AREA. WE WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IF ANYONE OUT THERE WOULD HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY SCHOOL PICTURES?? MY HUSBAND DOESN'T HAVE ANY PICTURES OF HIS CHILDHOOD. HE ATTENDED RODERFIELD ELEMENTARY,WELCH JR. WELCH HIGH.HE ATTENDED SCHOOL DURING THE 60'S & 70'S. WE THANK YOU ALL, AND MY GOD BLESS YOU. FAYE & DAVID KELLY

I'm interested in any info anyone has about Short Pole Holler, Panther WVA. Virginia (Cline) Blair


I have gggrandparents who lived in McDowell County in 1910 John Murphy was 77 his wife Mariah Shannon Murphy was 74. They had been married for 53 years and had 12 living children. I am looking for information on the death dates. Where can I look? Thanks for any help you can provide. Sharon Weaver Stenquist


Taken from Collinsridge Cemetary list: (P.C. April 8, 1896 age 62) and (JC dc Oct 1880 age 71) Does anybody know if this could be John W. Collins and his wife Mary "Polly" Collins. It appears to be about the right ages. Also what does the dc mean? Does anybody know anything about these graves? Brenda Collins Dillon, http://www.anglefire.com/wv2/dillon1944/



Any info on The Cleary family that lived in Johnsbranch at War Wva. until about 1959 The father was Clifford, mother was Helen. Children were Wallace or Gene,Henry, Sally,Becky Walter and some others.--the names not remembered-- When they left the War area they moved to Williamson. All children will be ages 50 to 57yrs at this time Wvahunkey@aol.com

I am looking for information on RENNIE BAILEY(LURENIA or LUVENIA). She lived in Grundy or Knox Creek and is buried there above the old homeplace. I believe it was called Rennie's Bottom. She had a son Cloyd Bailey b. 1869. Any help appreciated. Jan Bailey


I wanted to know if anyone knows of a place called Mabron.email is gmlester@yahoo.com


AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE FAMILY OF FRANK B. BROWN AND JOSEPHINE PHELPS BROWN WHO LIVED IN COALWOOD, WV IN THE EARLY 1920'S. I BELIEVE HE WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD. SHE WAS MY GREAT-AUNT. THEY HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED MARGUARITE. HE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM WILLIAMSON, WV AND SHE FROM PIKEVILLE, KY. THANKS! PATSY LOVELL


HELLO, TO ALL OUT THERE. WE ARE TRYING TO LOCATE ANY INFO. ON THE KELLY AND
MULLINS FAMILY THEY ARE FROM COONBRANCH MOUNTAIN IAEGER WV. THEY ALSO HAVE A FAMILY CEMETERY LOCATED ON COONBRANCH MT. WE ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT IF IT IS REALLY THE KELLY FAMILY CEMETARY??? WE HAVEN'T HAD MUCH LUCK FINDING OUT ANYTHING, SO IF someone COULD TELL US ANYTHING WE WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU. BEST WISHES TO ALL THE KELLY,OSBORNE ,MULLINS , FAMILIES FayeFek@aol.com


Does anyone have any information on a Shrilda Scarberry or a Sherman Boyd Kirk? They resided in McDowell Co. and raised their children there. Any help is greatly appreciated. I will share what information I have. Thanks. Jananders666@aol.com


Can anyone tell me where Whitley's Bottom, in McDowell County, is located. It is mentioned in deeds but it is not on any maps of any kind. It is somewhere on Big Creek, between the north and middle fork of Big Creek. The old deeds also refer to Whitley's Branch, which flows into Big Creek, but I cannot find Whitley's Branch on any maps either. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!! Joe Cameron


My grandfather was an immigrant coal miner who died in 1927, I believe either in Leckie(spelling) or thorpe. I know my father's birth certificate was issued from thorpe. My Grandfather's name was Roman Szczepanski. the tombstone is spelled Szczepanskiego. I've seen it about 30 years ago. It was an overgrown cemetery at the foot of a hill that had all of about 12 houses left there. If you could shed any light on this at all, I'd appreciate it. Sincerely, Stanley Stone


I am searching for the burial place of my uncle and aunt. D. Lawrence Shannon b ca 1885, died July 21, 1975 at Davy. Cora Alice (Stennett) Shannon b March 15, 1888, died January 27, 1979 at Davy. Any information appreciated. Ed Davidson


I am looking for any info about my grandmother Mary Mullins, she married my grandfather Eugene Mullins(I don't know the date) in McDowell Co. they had 2 children Betty and Andy. My ggrandfather was Edward Mullins. Tammi Burgess


My name is Brenda Collins Dillon; email bj04@mediaone.net URL http://www.angelfire.com/wv2/dillon1944/ I am searching for the family of John W. and Mary (ROARK) COLLINS who appears in the 1870 McDowell Co. census with three children Alfred, Arnetta, and Richard. By 1880 John,Mary and Alfred disappear off the census and only Arnetta is found in the Household of Harvy MULLINS. I have found my gr grandfather Richard then moved to Nicholas Co. WV where he lived a while with his uncle William Collins until he married.What happened to the rest of the family? Did John and Mary die between the years of 1870-80? What happened to Alfred? and How does Harvy MuLLINS fit into the picture? I believe that John W. Collins was married the first time to Lydia Toner and so the John W. Collins Jr. married to Mary Riffe Collins of Collinsridge was my John's son by the first marriage. Can any of those descendants answer my questions? Thank you and have a great day. Brenda Collins Dillon


I am searching for any information on the Ross family. They lived in Welch WV during the late 40's and early 50's. The names are Archie Ross and Geraldine Ross and they had at least 1 son named Gerald Franklin Ross who married Hattie Ann Stoker (or DeMais) about 1949 or 1950 in Atlanta Ga and then they moved back to Welch and lived with Archie and Geraldine. They had three children we believe in Welch. Ones name is Gerald Franklin Ross,Jr and another may have been MaryAnn Ross. It is vital that we find their children. Please contact me at 20dee@bellsouth.net Thanking everyone for their help, Patsy


Looking for anything on John Logan Hicks { born 1890 Died 1950 In War,WVA his wife was Lucinda Keen smcllawson@cs.com


PLEASE HELP LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY FATHER SHELTON V ROBERTS BORN APR 2 1897 DIED JULY 1970 SS#236-07-7360 KATBOO39@aol.com


Virginia Young, Died April 9, 1904 in Avondale, McDowell County, WV. She was the wife of Irvin Young and was buried on a mountain beside her mother. I do not know the parents name. I would like an obituary of this lady. Thanks, Margaret


Looking for family of Henry and Anna(Branch) Conner, she died 1934. son Charles married Kate Campbell, Guy Conner my grandfather, Eva died 1916, Laura married Rudolph Mosnick , Nona married Chester O"Brien Charles daughter Lucille married a Robert Baker. any help would be nice, thank you, Charles


Would like to contact anyone that has knowledge of existing photographs of David Payne [b. abt 1770 d. aft 1852]and wifes Anne Garrison and Betsy Cassiday and his son George Washington Payne [b. 1816 d. 1894] and George's wife Arminda Beavers Payne [b. 1827 d. 1891]. Both David and George Payne were prominent men in Tazewell County and later McDowell County, West Virginia. They each performed dozens of marriages in the two counties and were large land holders. I am descended directly from these men and would be willing to pay a fair price for a picture of any of these individuals. William Payne


I am trying desperately to help a friend find her family. Is there anyone who can lookup the Henry Abrams family on the 1920 Census for McDowell County? I have the Ancestry.com images but do not know enough about McDowell to know what district to check, supposedly they liaved in Eckman in 1918. Can someone advise me or help me? Thanks Pat in Florida


I would like to know if any one has information about a coal mining accident that happened March 17, 1933 In McDowell County, West Virginia. My grandfather, Owen Jones was killed in this mining accident. I have search all the mining accidents and can not find any thing listed for this date. Can someone Help? Thank You, Sheila Ferchalk


I am researching the Presley surname. Joseph Lawrence Presley from Gary West,Va. 1917-1951 buried in Roderfield, West Va. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Sandy Presley


Can someone tell me what month the 1900 McDowell County census were taken. I'm running across information listing my ggg grandmother in McDowell County living with a son-in-law, but I also find her in the 1900 Buchanan County, Va. census living with her husband, daughter and grandchildren. My ggg grandfather died in 1905, so I believe the Buchanan County census is correct. Carol


I am looking for any info on John Taylor, born 1876 in Ashe County, NC, moved to WV around 1908 or later and was killed in a fight at a saw mill. My Taylor family migrated to McDowell County and moved on to KY. A few years later some of them moved back to Anawalt area. Any info would be helpful, Wayne Taylor


Do you have a listing for Rotenberry Cemetery on Burke Mt? Several members of my grandmothers family are buried there. I visited the cemetery for the first time in 50 years in the fall of 1997. I can remember going there for burials when I was a child living in Keystone (Burke Hollow). Some of the family names are, Bolt, Flippen, Dowell, and Cook. Some of the graves are unmarked. My paternal grandparents Charles and Ann Blevins, uncles Luther, Harry and 2 infant aunts are buried at Mitchem Ridge. I visited their resting place also in fall of 1997. I was totally amazed at the change of the cemetery. It seemed to have been turned around. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, M. Blevins Taylor


My name is Juanita Snider Tawney and I am looking for my mother's cousin. My mother's name is Dorothy Salyers Snider and we live in Christiansburg, Va. and her great uncle's name Robert Greenfield, and his wife's name was Goldie. They lived in War I think most of their lives. They had a son who I heard had died at a young age, around 14 I think. They have a daughter named Daisy. Although Uncle Robert and Aunt Goldie are buried in Big Creek Cemetery, I think Daisy is still alive. She would be in her 50's I think mom said. We think she got married but don't however know her married name. If you know any of these people, I would appreciate anything you could tell me. I search the website all the time, and the USGENWEB project and have submitted Queries there just in case. Anyway, we offer prayers to you and the people of WAR, from the people in Montgomer Co., VA. Thank you, Juanita Tawney


Can I get some information on Sarah Bailey who married Thomas Chatman Blankenship and Juliane Bailey who married Laffarge Lester? They were both from Panther. My Email is jgengal@aol.com


We are looking for information on Ethel MEAD. She married Clarence BIGGS in the 1930s, divorced, and we believe remarried someone named LONG. Ethel LONG died on 12/29/2000 in Iaeger. If you have any informaton about her, we'd appreciate it. She was my husband's grandmother. Please e-mail Lisa Fisher


I am looking for any info on Wilkerson McKenson Beavers . He was from the Mcdowell County, West Virginia area. Lloyd Beavers


I am looking for the families of STACY, VANCE, RIFFE, COLLINS in McDowell Co WV. Early 1800's to 1950's Matthew Stacy Married Chloe Vance, and their families James"Jim" Vance and Pheobe Jane Riffe. John W. Stacy and Clarinda "Dorsey" Collins and any other info that you may have on any of these. Lisa Karr


I'm looking for information on Elbert "Slate" Johnson or may have used the name Elbert "Slate" Henderson. Born about 1871 (give or take a couple of years) in North Carolina. He supposedly moved to McDowell County. His father is John H. Henderson and his mother is Nancy Caroline Johnson Henderson. Thanks, Pat Wojciechouski



Searching for Bill Dial. Would anyone having an email address, or who can put me in touch with Bill Dial, please email me at sharontesterman@hotmail.com This regards family history for the Hicks families who live/lived in southern WV, McDowell County. Sharon Testerman

Researching McDowell County surnames Birkelbach (William F. of Ieager) and Payne (Ballard U. or V. of War) Bill Sharp


Im trying to find out where most of my family came from.I do know that most lived in Davy,W.V.,in Mcdowell County, in Big Ginny Hollar. And some in Asco,W.V. If anybody has any information on the last name Barnett, please e-mail me, and i will respond. Thank you, Jacqueline Moore


I have a birth certificate for Mary K. Taylor born December 24, 1923 at Avondale,, Mcdowell County WV. Child of William & Matilda Taylor. This birth certificate was in my father's paperwork when he passed away and no one in the family has any info on who she is. Can anyone help???? Thanks Betty


Big Four Elementary School (Grades 1 to 7), Big Four WV (McDowell County, Route 52 between Welch and Kimball). Does anyone have a picture of Big Four Elementary School ( 1920s) on top of the tunnel at Big Four? Thanks, Betty


I am looking for my grandmother's family. they were from twin branch.her name was theda 'june' smith. her parents were clarence rose hugh and james smith. thank you. april sexton


I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE FAMILIES OF WOODROW AND WILLIE TRAIL, AND FREELIN AND BIRDIE McCLANAHAN OF IAEGER.ALSO,ANY INFO ON A LADY NAMED PEARL PETERS FROM IAEGER, TOO.MY HUSBAND IS NAMED FOR FREELIN AND HE WAS HIS GRANFATHER OR GREATGRANDFATHER ONE. THERE ARE ALOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS AND HEALTH CONCERNS IN THIS FAMILY. I DON'T WANT TO INTRUDE ON PERSONAL FAMILY ISSUES BUT I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN WHO IN TIME WILL WANT TO KNOW THEIR FAMILY HISTORY. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP.THANKS.........MARIE SOUTHERN


I am looking for info on the Blevins families of the McDowell/Mercer co. areas. This line has its roots in the Grayson Co. Va.area via Ashe Co. N.C. Any info on a George W Blevins b. abt 1874 and a Nancy Blevins Redaford and their desendants from the Worth area would be helpful. Their father was Calvin Blevins. Thanks, Harold Blevins


Does anyone remember James, Polly or their daughter Sadie FRY???? Sadie is my mother and she lives in Grundy Va. She attended Big Creek High School 1936-38. She would like to find some of her classmates. She was born in Coalwood. If anyone hears of a class reunion please let me know. Polly


I really am hopeful that you might be able to help me obtain a missing link of my family tree for me. My grandfather was Mack Stockland Blair, son of Tom Blair and Nancy Walker Blair of the Mohegan area of West Virginia. Tom and Nancy were married in Wyoming county on March 26,1892 and I reallly would appreciate any leads on info that you could find for me. Nancy was later married to a man by the name of Isaac Sloan. Nancy died on Dec.7,1941 is all the info that I have on her, I was also told that she originally came from a place in Wyoming county called Millstone??? God Bless, and I hope to hear from you soon. Rodney Blair


I am looking for information on the first church started in Roderfield. I was told that my greatgrandmother Callie Harman Ratliff helped with its beginnning. Any infor would be greatly appreciated. Linda Ratliff Miller


I'm researching my McDowell County links for Totten, Lambert. My Great Grandmother was Martha Luvena Totten born in 1848. Her mother was Susanna (Sally) Lambert Totten. Her Father was James M Totten. Martha's parents lived on a mountain across from Lower Tidewater at Route 52 near Kimball. Martha and her husband Robert Rufus Perdue lived on Route 52 at Kimball, near Norwood just past the bridge going out of Kimball. Thanks, Betty


Trying to find information on the location of Deon(missy)Howse. She lived in Northfork in the late 1980 - 90, we were very good friends and lost touch some how if anyone has any information about her would you please e-mail me with it, I would love being able to see her. Lashon Shaw


i am looking for any information on clarence rose hugh. she married james smith. they had 3 daughters loretta, ladosca, and theda june. and one son who drowned. they lived in twin branch wv. james smith was a coal miner, he was in an explosion and injured. they moved to washington co va and settled. thanks april


Hello im trying to find any thing i can about my family from the area, i was born there an my brothers too (Raysal) my G-mother ran a Boarding house for coal miners there, most of family gone now , but still looking to find out as much as i can. I have great memories of the area, and was upset to hear about the flooding . I remember playing and fishing in the river behind my G-mothers house in Raysal. any info. or help would be great. I guess you could say im trying to find my roots. I have children an a G-child myself now an would like them to know just what good an proud people they came from Ive always loved the mts. thats why im still in them but ended up in Pa. by way of Ohio. Thank You. Debb (Shook) Lewis. Ada Shook ran the boarding house their.


Is anyone aware of the existence of a lighthouse at sometime in or near McDowell County, West Virginia? I was told that it was on the Tugg River, but I have not been able to locate such a river. I would appreciate any information that anyone can provide. Thanks. Mary Langdana


I'm doing research on the Dawson's from Canebrake, WV. Robert Frank Dawson b. March 24, 1926 Warriormines, d. March 3, 1988. Canebrake, WV. (m) Rosetta Lou Fritz b. Aug. 20, 1928 . Robert's parent were from Va. I'm not sure about Rosetta's parents were from. Any information would be appreciated. Michelle Dawson


My name is Sammy Johnson, my step-father was Jimmy Ray White from 1978 thru 1987. I was informed that before he met my mother he had been convicted of murder. I have tried several time's to locate any information on this subject. I have been unsuccessful. I have learned from my mother that the incident happened between 1972 - 1974. He served time at Moundsville Penitentiary. I lived in Welch until I was 11 years old, I now live in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you could give me any information I would greatly appreciate it. I am looking for newspaper articles or anything else that might pertain to this subject. Thank you for your time, Sammy Johnson


Hi... I'm looking for information on John Withrow b.2/22/1880 d. 10/05/1954 in McDowell Co. Also information on his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Toler , I believe that is the correct name. Any help will be very much appreciated. Ramona Sue Tilghman


Can you help find out anything on John H. Atwell, first marriage to Susie Blankenship and second marriage to Martha Belcher. I will appreciate any help that I can get. Thanks, Betty Buckland Cortellesi, grandaughter of John H. Atwell


My grandfather, Otis Lee Smith was born in Tazewell, Va, but married, lived, worked, and had three children in McDowell county, WVa. He married Annie Lee Garrett (she was from Bristol, Va/Tn), on 9 Dec 1919 in War. He worked as a coal miner and/or a carpenter. The 1920 census lists his occupation as carpenter; I don't know if the coal mines used carpenters as such. My dad told me Otis Lee was a coal miner. Two sons were born in War: Otis Freeman (my father) on 18 Nov 1920, and John William on11 Aug 1922. A daughter, Beulah Mae, was born in Canebrake on 15 Apr 1925. His marriage certificate never listed his parent's names. I was wondering if there were any mining company records that would have survived from that time, that would have required him to list his parent's names for whatever reason. I was hoping someone might be able to point me in a direction to look for this information. My grandparents were divorced, and my dad, having gone with his mother, did not know the names of his paternal grandparents. Any information, or direction that would help me with my quest would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Michael L. Allison


I'm looking for information on Obediah and Martha Belcher who in 1867 sold land on Coaldale Mountain, Mercer and McDowell Counties, to Abraham and Nancy Belcher Tabor. Information on any of these people will be appreciated. Trtdrum@aol.com


I am trying to search my grandfather's history. His name was William A. Payne. I am uncertain of date of death. Possibly 1936-1942. I found a listing at Wiley Mullins Cemetery that may be him however there is no DOB or Date of death. He was at one time chief of police in Iaeger. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks. Cosby


I am researching the Isham Hagerman family from Yukon/War area. My name is Rita Hagerman. Thank You!


Looking for info on Charles A. Dodson who lived in Maybuery around 1900. His sister was Mary Dodson Barlow who lived near Welch. He was born 1875 in Christianburg,VA. Father was Alexander S Dodson, mother Eliz Barnett Dodson. Henry Savage


I am trying to locate information on my ancestors who settled in McDowell County, WV. The surname I am looking for is Mosko. My great-grandparents, John and Clara Mosko lived in Powhatan in the latter part of the 19th century. My grandfather, George Mosko, Sr., was born in Powhatan on April 16, 1898. I have so far been able to locate no information on my family. Some of the Moskos still live in McDowell County. Anyinformation you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Bethanie Mosko Dingus


I am looking for any info on my grandfather CHARLIE WORTHINGTON of DAVY or TWIN BRANCH. He was married to Bessie. He worked in the mines at Red Jacket??? He died in Dec.of 1980. Any info on his family or background would be helpful. I don't have a clue..Sue Ballestero


I am looking for information about the Asbury,s that lived in Berwind. My father was Thomas Asbury and my mom was Hazel Pruett. My grandfather was either Thomas James orJames Thomas Asbury and my grandmother was Elizabeth Asbury(Asbury was also her maiden name), my grandfather was coalminer and my grandmother stayed home. My grandparents were both born any where from 1882-1887.My dad was born Sept.23-25,1923-1925 in Canebrake, WV, he had brothers,Roy and Clarence and sisters Thelma and Bethea. I know his sister Thelma lived in Berwind and married Forest Simms and had two boys Raymond and Charlie. My mom and dad had four children,Elizabeth Harriett, Debra Lynn Thomas and my self. Any help will be appreciated. Nancy Faith Asbury Miller


To the many who visit the McDowell County, W. Va. Web Site. I have posted many Cemeteries in the web site. Many I did not know exactly where located and how to get to them. If you know this information please let me know. It will be very helpful. If you know of any Cemetery not in the web site and know of some buried there, send the names and dates of birth and death if you know this information. Thanks, Rev. Jim Mullins


I am looking for information about the Asbury family that lived in Berwind. Nancy Miller


I am interested in info. on Hilda Geneva Moore or Will Roger Owens who lived in Cucumber, WV, during the late 1940's. Jo Ann


Looking for Eliza Jane Terry born ca 1868-1870 married four or five times, married names known of Hatmaker, Taylor O'Neal and John Collins. She died in 1950's. Her daughter was Arminda Magdalene "Maggie" born McDowell County 1896 married to Mack Sutton born ca Feburay 1881 from Grayson County Virginia. My Mother's parents and grandparents and Mom is 87 years old and knows only the information that is above. Please help. Christine Lester


Looking for relatives of William B. Marrs b1841 Tazewell Co Va. Son of Henry W. and Nancy Marrs. William B. married Sarah J. Moore, b1848, daughter of Francis M. Moore and Amanda ? William and Sarah's children were, James B. b1868 married Sarah A. Cline, George A. b1871 married Mary E. Brewster, Alice N. b1875 married J E Meyers, Amanda b1876, Harriet H. b1877 2nd Marriage; Sarah J (Moore) Marrs, married Hugh Dillion, 4 May 1878 in McDowell Co. Their children were, Mary b Aug. 1879, James b1881, Maggie b Sept. 1882, Rebecca b Apr. 1884, Charlotte b Jan. 1886. All were born in McDowell Co. Sarah J. Moore had brothers and sisters named, James P. Moore married Susan Harrison,John Moore, Hannah Moore and Mary Alice Moore married James B. Spence. They are my great grandparents. Spence children are. John B. b 1873, married Mollie ?. Mary b 1876, married Elijah Steep, Edith, married William White, Willeta B. b 1879 married Rush F. Dillion, Maggie Cecil b 1884, married James A. Lackey they are my grand parents. Stella, twin too Maggie Cecil b 1884, married Bill Daniels, Mandy married Ira Workman and Nannie Cathleen b 1895, married Thomas M. Addair. Any ties to the above families please reply. Anita Roberts Wargo


I recently learned that my grandmother Eliza Jane "Liza" Terry was buried in the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, perhaps with her fourth or fifth husband John Collins. She might have been born 1870 - 75 died in the 1950's. She was also married to Taylor O'Neal. Does anyone know how I can find out if she is buried in that Cemetery?? Chris Lester


Searching for info for James Arthur Johnson, died 1933 Welch , Mcdowell Co. W Va., 1st wife Allie May Parks, 2nd Minnie Ross. Margaret Ann Ritter Kellestine


Looking for any information about my great grandfather C(Charles) Wesley Dawson, a miner, from Wales who married Cynthia Sparks and lived in a section of McDowell very close to Tazewell Virginia. He later bought a farm in Rich Valley or Chatham Hill, Virginia. Am especially interested in finding his grave. Roy Martin son of Charles Wesley Martin who was Dawson's grandson, son of Susan Jane Sparks Dawson


This message is in regard to Bernadette Kelly who was looking for info. on Priscilla Chaffins who died around 1964- I tried to email you direct and the address had fatal errors. I have a photo of Emery B. (b. 7/6/1908 / d. 11/1983) and Priscilla W. Chaffins (b. 7/28/1887 & d. 8/16/1964) headstone that is at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield, WV. If you would like me to email you a copy, please email me Susan


CRYSTAL, WV, Searching for a town called Crystal, West Virginia. My g-grandmother Franka "Fanny" ABRAMOVIC (b. 1892) m. 1911 Pocahontas, Tazewell Co, VA to Mato MILATOVIC (b. 1892). Franka was the daughter of Anton "Tony" ABRAMOVIC (later BRAMOVICH) and Mary MANCE; Fanny's place of residence was listed as Crystal, WV on the marriage license. Fanny and Mato's first four children were born in WV: Mary (1912), Anna (1913), Joseph (1916), and Thelma (1918): all in Elbert, McDowell Co. except Joseph, who was b. in Crystal, WV. Is it in McDowell Co. too?

I am aware of Crystal Block (Logan Co.), Crystal Spring Lake (Wood Co.) and Crystal Springs (Randolph Co.), but I don't think any of these is a match for Crystal, and I don't find a match in VA either. Any help would be appreciated. Jeff Smelter


I am searching for information on Ruth Cook, the daughter of Dr. William Cook. It has been so many years ago that we grew up in Pageton, WV. I taught in Welch Elem. School back in the 40's and 50's. Retired after 38 yrs. from Montgomery Co. Md. School System. If I remember correctly Ruth left Pageton for Pa. Just hope Ruth would remember our roots in Pageton, WV. I would like very much for you to post a query to try to locate her. Thanks. Louise St.Clair Mann


I am searching for Davis Jackson who married Martha Jane Lipford. Their children 's names were Bessie, Inez, Spencer,Verna, Billy. They were married in Johnston county, Tennessee. But later moved to McDowell County. Bessie Maybell Jackson married Price Robinson In Big Fork. Does anyone have information on Davis Jackson and his ancestors. Please Help. Thank You, Sheila Ferchalk


I am looking for any information about my great uncle. His name is Robert T. Greenfield, and he lived in War WV. He married a lady named Goldie, and they had two or more children that I know of. A boy who was accidentally killed by a shotgun when he was 14 or so, and a daughter named Daisy. Would like to find Daisy, she is my mom's first cousin and she would very much like to see her. Thank you, Juanita Tawney


I'm looking for information on Louvicy MULLINS b. c1864. (I think Mullins was her maiden name?) She is my great, great grandmother. My great grandfather was William Henry KENNEDY b. c1889. In the 1910 McDowell County census it show her name as Louvicy Collie living with my great grandfather's family. Does anyone have any information about this family? Where are they buried, who was William's father? He was married to Annie STAMPER, and I've been told that when she died he married her sister Mary. My grandfather was Milburn KENNEDY married to Rhoda PAYNE. Thanks in advance. Carol


Anyone have info on Bill and Fannie Johnson, I have a picture taken in 1906, Elkhorn. My husbands mother was
a Johnson and we are trying to find the connection. Several other pictures from Pocohantas, VA and Matoaka, WV -some as far back as metal. Some writing on back, last names believed to be Harry or Larry Bowman, pictured with two young men, last name Black. Any info appreciated, thank you! Kathy


I am interested in learning anything I can about the following families: James Warrix found on 1900 McDowell Co. Census Elijah "Lige" Warrix who applied for a SSN while living in Iaeger, McDowell Co. in 1937 Alex Warrix who applied for a SSN while also living there in 1936 These men are all descended from my g-g-g-grandfather whose family I am doing a comprehensive study on from 1790 to present. ANY help appreciated! Thanks, Joyce


Seeking information on the background and descendants of the following family: Mato & Franka "Fannie" (ABRAMOVIC) MILATOVIC, who are said to have married 29 MAY 1911 in Pocahontas, WV (this is perhaps Pocahontas, VA, in Tazewell Co.?). These names later appear as MILATOVICH and BRAMOVICH (or BRAMLISH). Their children are: Mary (b. 1912 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV), m. 1930 Paul LINCICOME; Anna (b. 1913 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV), m. 1935 Nick MOIDJA; Joseph (b. 1916 Crystal, WV--is this in McDowell Co.?), m. Sarah BRADFORD; Thelma (b. 1918 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV), m. Steve RUSNAK; Golda (b. 1920 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV), m. Joe LANNING; Anthony (b. 1921 East Fultonham, Muskingum Co, OH), m. Marjorie Jean DRAKE; Steve (b. 1923 East Fultonham, Muskingum Co, OH), m. Eleanor Jean ZIGO; Josephine (b. 1925 East Fultonham, Muskingum Co, OH), m. Harley STEPHENSON; Dorothy (b. 1927 East Fultonham, Muskingum Co, OH), m. Jay Harold LINCICOME; and Marjorie (b. 1929 East Fultonham, Muskingum Co, OH), m. Robert HIFFNER. A search in the McDowell Co. birth register in Welch turned up no sign of these births. Mato arrived at NY in 1907 and Fannie arrived with her mother and siblings in 1910. Fannie was the daughter of Tony and Mary (MANCE) ABRAMOVIC, who appear on the 1920 census of Washington Co, PA, but evidently had lived in the vicinity of McDowell Co, WV, previously. Their daughter Annie was b. 1911 in WV. This family, as well as Mato and Fannie and their children, settled in East Fultonham, Muskingum Co, OH. Any information on these families would be appreciated. I will be glad to share my data--thanks. Jeff Smeltzer


Searching for information on background and descendants of Jasper & Dragica HAYDEN, who appear on the 1920 census of McDowell Co, WV (ages 42 and 33, respectively). They were both born in Austria and had the following children: Mary (b. ca. 1909 WV), m1. 10 SEP 1925 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV to John HOST; m2. Mr. BECKMAN, settled in OH; Nick (b. 1910 WV), married Ann ___, went to OH; Amelia (b. 1911 Gary, McDowell Co, WV); Mike (b. 1913 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV); Sam (b. 1917), married Molly ____, and went to OH); Zorie (b. 1919 WV); and Milka "Mildred" (b. after 1920, or same as Amelia or Zorie?), m. Steve DUCILLO and settled in OH. Jasper is said to have immigrated to US in 1905 and Dragica in 1907. Jasper had a sister, Sava HAYDEN (1881-1959), who m. 29 SEP 1911 in Gary, McDowell Co, WV to Nick TRBOVICH (1875-1952), both said to have been born in Austria. They were parties to a deed in Muskingum Co, OH in 1922 and are buried there at the White Union Cemetery in White Cottage. Jasper and Sava's sister Martha HAYDEN m1. Milo MOIDJA and stayed in the Old Country (Austria or Yugoslavia?), though two of her children also came to the US (ever in McDowell Co.?): Nick MOIDJA (1892-1960), m1. Anna Helen ____ (d. 09 MAR 1935), m2. JUL 1935 Muskingum Co, OH Anna MILATOVICH (1913-1987); and Ljubica "Lena" MOIDJA (1895-1983), m1. 27 MAY 1912 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV to Tony STEPUK--may have been annulled; m2. 12 JUL 1912 Elbert, McDowell Co, WV to Velo SEKULOVICH--annulled or divorced?; m3. John SOBEL; m4. George PAVLOVICH (1893-1968). Nick (my grandfather) and Lena both settled in Muskingum Co, OH and are buried there. Any information on these families appreciated, and I'll be glad to share my information. Jeff Smeltzer


SMITH, John Wilson and relatives. Searching for anyone with information on John Wilson Smith who resided in the 1920's until 1940 when he was killed in a coal mine accident. Was married to Edna Smith, children were Larry, Ernest, Lloyd, Robert, Wanda, Julia, Walter, and Louise. Thank you! Carol Barker


I hope someone can help me here. I have been told that Daniel P Bowman and Christina Owens were in McDowell Co. WV during the 1850's or around this time frame. Is there an online link to the Census in McDowell Co. WV for the 40's and 50's? Does anyone know ANYTHING about these two people? I can find only that they were in Tazewell County during the 1860 census. Please if you email me and it bounces back, keep sending. My ISP stinks! Robert "Spot" Steele


I have a request for a lookup up or an address to write to as to where I can find an obituary for a Dr. Calvin F. Jackson who died in Bradshaw, McDowell Co. W. VA at the age of 52, on May 12, 1951. He is my late husband's father and I am looking for his obituary. I understand he was a Coal mine Dr. and also practiced in War, W. VA. He is buried in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Leita Reed


I'm trying to find Parents to Grover Cleveland Gilbert b. 1919 Welch,McDowell Co. W.V. They were Charles Gilbert & Nora Hess. Anyone with census for this area see these people?? Or see them in any records in McDowell Co. ?? Nora dau to Slyvester Hess b.1858 Russell Co. & Mahala Frances Elkins .Sly Hess & Mahala Frances Elkins married Aug. 1901 Russell Co.Va. Thanks for any help!!! Linda


Wyco,WV. Can any one provide information on this town?I was born there seventy-one years ago and never have been back. Cannot find any thing on the net but believe it was in Wyoming county. Also,any one know what happened to Tom CREWEY/CRUEY from War,WV.? Thanks, Fred


Looking for info on 2 room school at, Mile Branch in McDowell County. Teachers were Bessie Kissanger and daughter Nancy Lee ? What years was it there ? I think it was about 1958 when they let me attend with my older sister because I would cry if I was left behind. Linda Bean LaForce


Looking for old research pals- we exchanged lots of info on McDowell Co Early Settlers 15 years ago-lost contact after several moves. June Blankenship Green - Billie Zutaut - Mary Lee Roan - Joann Layne Linda Bean LaForce


Trying to locate information on my brother: Otto Clifton born July 13, 1919, died November 6, 1919, parents Walter Alvers O'Bryan, and Virgie Martha Williams O'Bryan. He was born and died in Switchback WV. Any help would be appreciated. Eula May O'Bryan-Harper


Looking for 1900 census Thomas Thompson Dale b1874-8 Buchanan Co VA married Nancy Muncy on 3-14-1895 in McDowell Co WVA. Thanks, Linda Bean LaForce


Looking for a classmate from Bartley, WV. Her name was Stella Bailey and I think she married Don Harmon. Any one knowing her where abouts please email me. Great site. Can never forget our McDowell county roots. Kaye Holbrook Hooper


Could someone check the 1900 McDowell Co census for Rebecca Bailey b. abt. 1889 and Charles Bailey b. 1890's children of Lydia Bailey. It's possible Lydia could be using her maiden name Blankenship or her second husbands name Justice. Thanks so much. Jack


I'm looking for a friend from high school. Carolyn Alice Allen would have graduated from Gary High School in 1967. Any information on her would be appreciated. Floyd W. Cox


Looking for Richard Barnes from Pageton, WV. He lived there around 1954-55. If anyone has information about please contact me. Elsie Dollar


I am searching for info or family connections to CLOYD JACKSON BAILEY b. abt. 1869 s/o RENA or LURENA BAILEY. He marr.(1)? LYDIA BLANKENSHIP in McDowell Co in 1888. They had children--Charles, Rebecca m. ? Auvil that moved to Washington state early 1900's. Any help greatly appreciated. THANKS JACK


I am searching for members of a Roberts family. The last residence I know of was Crumpler, WV. Husband and wife - Albert & Mary Roberts. Daughter - Carrie Lee Roberts. Carrie Lee was born in August 1930. Any information would be appreciated. Drema Roberts Pyles


MATILDA WYATT, daughter of Miles or Milea, born in April 1863 in NC, married in 1886 to Andrew Jackson Belcher of McDowell/Wyoming County in WV. Their children were as follows; Riley, Miles, George, Nora, Bessie and Sadie all residing in McDowell County at one time. I am looking for information on her or any of her relatives. I am her granddaughter. Her second husband was Solomon Mullins. Janice Belcher Green


In May 1929, William Saferight died in Wythe County, Virginia. His obituary in the Southwest Virginia Enterprise, indicated that his son, William Saferight, was living in Coalwood at that time. Any information or leads on William and his family would be appreciated. Mary Kay Mabe


I am looking for any information on one Priscilla Chaffins that died around 1964. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bernadette Kelly


I am looking for info on the Samuel Steele Sr. family that lived in Iaeger during the 1860 census. He had several sons. Need info on Andrew and Reuben. Charles Kennedy


Seeking information on Cornelius Davis, born 1913, died Jan. 4, 1972, buried at Vance Cemetery. Pat Vance


I am looking for info on my grandfather Vance Bennett...he was married to Lucy Johnson....he was born Sept 1863 and died Feb 2 1933 and was buried at Roderfield Cemetary ....please help us...thanks Helen & Jerry Johnson


I am looking for information on a friend of mine. Her name was Barbara Sue Robinette and she was born in Iaeger, WV. She was born in 1944 and left Iaeger about 1961 to live in Chicago, IL. If any one has
information It would be greatly appreciated. R. Moran


I am looking for information on the Hagerman family. Isham Hagerman, died in the 1970's. He lived in the Yukon/War area. Isham was married several times. Isham's father was Harvey Hagerman. Isham was my husband's grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jerry Hagerman


still looking for more information on John Hagerman who married a Rhoda Muncey and a Victoria Hagerman of McDowell County. I do know that his parents names were Mose Hagerman and Abigail Muncey. I am also looking for that link to my Cherokee heritage with in that family. John was 1/2 Cherokee, so im trying to figure out if Mose or Abigail was full blooded...Thanks! Jennifer McClanahan


Looking for info. on Hicks familys of War West Va John Logon Hicks, Mckinley H. Hicks, Virgil Hicks or any info on there familys thanks Earl J. Lawson


Does anyone have info on a Hicks,Mountian in McDowell Country WVA There is a lot of the Hicks family buried there Thanks Earl J. Lawson


I am looking for information on John Plummer. He was born around 1895 & died around 1935. He married Matilda Rose in 1929 Mcdowell Co. Matilda's parents were Mary Polly Steele. I know nothing of John's family. These are my grandparents Sandy (Plummer) Moynihan


Does any one know the date of the asco reunion this year? ann charbeneau


Looking for a Crane Creek & and a Church by the same name that has a grave yard not sure of the name of it.This sould be around War,West Va McDowell co. Rev.Earl J. Lawson


I am looking for any info on the Beavers family of Mcdowell county. Any info would be appreciated. Lloyd Beavers


Looking for pictures of my Mother Bertha Ellen Coleman who was born in McDowell Co. WV. I have one picture when she was older, but would like to find a picture of her when she was younger. Also looking for pictures of any of her family members. I have been told that there was Indian in our family. If any one knows of any Indian heritage please let me know. Also, all family members of Bertha Coleman, the Rowes, & all relatives are invited to a Birthday Party, & Family Reunion on 21 April 2001 from 11 am -2 pm. E-mail for more information about Family Reunion. Ban Roark


Does anyone know Cline's from shortpole,or neace's from panther. Virginia(Cline) Blair


ELLEN AND OSCAR BOWLING - Searching for info on Ellen Willis Bowling and her husband Oscar Bowling. Ellen was originally from Tazewell Co, VA. They lived at Davy, WV ca. 1900 - 1930. They had no children. Oscar worked as a carpenter. They raised Ellen's neice, Nancy Katherine Golden. Searching for family of Ellen or Oscar or Nancy Katherine Golden. Jack Crawford


Hi all, I thought I would stop back today and visit for awhile, since this is where I started my search just a few short months ago. Since then I have learned so much about family and have met seems like hundreds on line. Together we are all working and sharing our tidbits of info. Surnames I am working on are Sizemore, Baldwin,Ware,Whitt, Rose, Perdue, and anyone that has ties to these families. Since starting my search from McDowell Co. I have been to Wyoming, Logan, Webster Counties, clear to NC and back many times. Wish you all luck and thanks to all who helped me in the early days of my research. A special thanks to Rev Jim. Tina Anderson Lowe


My name is CHLOE KENNEDY WASHBURN i`m looking for my father HENRY KENNEDYS relatives,COLLINS, ASBURY, EVANS ,his mother was CHLOE COLLINS BORN 1865, DIED 1960. chloe kennedy washburn


Im trying to find out where exactly Garden Creek is. Im thinking it is somewhere in the McDowell County area, but i am not for sure. My Grandmother told me that my Great Grandfather John Blankenship lived in Garden Creek. Also if anyone has any information about John Blankenship or his parents, please let me know. All i know is that John married a Sally Bailey whos parents were Margaret and Harvey Bailey. I also believe that John shared some Blackfoot Indian blood, and possibly Deleware indian as well. Thanks Jennifer McClanahan


My name is mark mullins. my father's name is Lee Ivan mullins, his father's name was Walter D. Mullins his wife was florence biship.Their chilren were Lee,Amos,Clarence, ollie,kenneth,elvis,orville,johnny,Jr.,David,marvin,carl,sue,kathy, phillis,diane,cody. All i know is my Great granfathers name was Edward mullins I want as much information as far back as i can obtain. Mark Dewayne mullins


TONY TRUILLO/TURILLIO was from/of Maybuery, McDowell Co., WV., in 1938 he was killed in a motorcycle accident on Burke's Garden Mountain (in Tazewell Co., VA). Does anyone have any information on his family. Karen EAGLE Moman arizonaeagle@qwest.net Tucson, AZ Karen EAGLE-Moman


Am looking for any information on my grandmothers parents. I know her father was Ebb sMitchum born March 1866 in Northfork W.Va. and is buried at CraneCreek. I am seeking the cemetary he is buried at. Her mother Christine Knuckles born April 3, 1887 at Wyoming County. I am seeking where she died and where she is buried?? I was told she remarried (??) to Pete Whitehead. Am seeking information on this marriage. I only have his name. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance Jane McPhilomy



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