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McDowell County Queries - 2009


Does anyone know if there are cemetery lot drawings for plots at the Mullins Cemetery?  My sister-in-law found recently that she had a half brother no one ever talked about.  He died on 9/14/43 at 1 ½  with pneumonia and is buried in that cemetery, according to his death certificate.  His name is Bobby Jene Adkins, and I did not see his name on the list.  He is related to the Payne’s buried there; his mother was Bertha Payne.  I saw several listings of graves with no markings near many of the Payne’s.  I have run into a situation similar to this where the family had a plot and could afford to bury but not mark a grave.  If you can assist, thank you in advance. If not, is there a place you could lead me to for information of this sort? Thanks, Dale White (dawhite2@verizon.net).

Tracing family tree, Joseph & Harriot Blankenship of Mcdowell County, looking for info. on any of the descendants, My dad was one of the descendants, William Henry Blankenship. Any info. would be appreciated. berwinten@msn.com Nov 4, 2009

Would like pictues of Carlos grade school. I went there 1947 to 1952. Thanks, James McIntyre, Oct. 30, 2009 ~

Trying to find article about India Lillian Chambers Hoskin.  She was killed on the streets of Keystone, McDowell County @ 1930.  Any information would be appreciated.  Doing geneology. Thanks, Sarah Ash, Oct. 30, 2009

I am looking for my Brewster kin who were in the Confederate army. I am also kin to Whitts, Wyatts, and Days, Woolridges, and Peerys. Some of these family were from Tazewell and Russell Co, Va. I am also related to the Surber family. My Owens kin were from Davidson Co, NC. Most Surbers were from Smyth Co, Va. Richardsons. Poes and Reedys from Ashe Co NC. I was born and raised and lived in Ccdowell and was in the army 1970 to 1974, with the 101st Airborne Div 1/502 infantry and co c 87th infantry in Vietnam, I wouldn't mind finding my cousins who still live there in Mcdowell.  Thank you! Harold Lee Owens, Oct. 27, 2009

Are you a relative of Noah Mitchem (born March 26, 1872 in Giles County) and Polly Lou Mitchem (born April 15, 1876 in McDowell County, WV). If yes, we would love to hear from you. See Mitchems for photos and additional information. Contact Cherryl and Reggie Mitchem.

I would like to obtain more information on my maternal grandmother, Margaret Etta Mitchem (born Dec. 21, 1904, in Speedwell County, VA). Her parents were Steve Bennington (born 1872, Speedwell, VA) and Elizabeth Cornett (born 1882 in Grayson County, VA). Margaret was the wife of Johnnie A Mitchem, who was born in Gary, WV, 1902. Nona and Papa, as we affectionately knew them, lived in McDowell County all their married lives. Contact Cherryl Mitchem Crouch.

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