McDowell County Queries - 2007

 



12/31/07 - Looking for info on my great grandparents Anna M. and Raymond M. Goade from Keystone WV. She was postmaster and he owned Keystone Hardware. They lived there from the 1920's until my Anna moved from there in the 80's. I would also love to find pictures from Keystone then and now--any help is appreciated. Schon St. Clair


12/31/07 - I am looking for information on a William or Bill Meadows and Justus/Justice families. Edna Justus


12/30/07 - MY DADS NAME IS WILLARD BROWN AND HE WAS BORN IN WYTHVILLE, VA ON JULY 28. 1933 AND HE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 4. 1998 IN CRAB ORCHARD, W.VA. HIS REAL FATHER WAS JACK MUTTER AND HIS REAL MOTHER WAS CARRIE BARRS. DAD WAS ADOPTED WHEN HE WAS A BABY BY JUDY JANEY BROWN AND DEWEY BROWN WE DONT KNOW HOW OLD DAD WAS WHEN HE WAS ADOPTED BUT DO KNOW HE WAS STILL ON THE BOTTLE. MY DAD HAS 3 BROTHERS MELVIN, JOHN AND ROY MUTTER. JOHN AND MELVIN HAVE PASSED AWAY AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD ROY IS IN CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, ROSS COUNTY BUT I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE HIM.MY DAD, JACK MUTTER,JUDY JANEY BROWN AND DEWEY HAVE ALL PASSED AWAY ALSO. CARRIE BARRS MY FAMILY KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT EXCEPT HER NAME. MY DAD HAD A COUSIN THAT LIVED AT ELKHORN, W.VA AND HIS NAME IS ROBERT MUTTER. JUDY AND DEWEY MOVED AROUND ALOT OF TIME SO THE FAMILY DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT SCHOOL MY DAD WENT TO WE THINK IT WAS WELCH. W.VA SCHOOL BUT WE DO NO THAT DAD WENT TO 12 TH GRADE BUT DIDNT GRADUATE. I DID FIND OUT THAT ROY HAS 2 DAUGHTERS LIVING IN OHIO SOME WHERE AND THERE NAMES ARE SHIRLEY PARKS AND HUSBAND LARRY. THE OTHER DAUGHTERS NAME IS MABEL SHEILDS. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MY UNCLE I AM TOLD HE IS 88 YRS OLD NOW.THANKS IN ADVANCE. SUSAN


12/29/07 - I am looking for info on Frank Weddington, Lizzie, Hobert, Bessie, and or Curtis. They were living in Mcdowell Co, West Va., Browns Creek, Dist 79, in 1910 census. Lizzie or Elizabeth was my GGGrandmother, previously married to Thomas Stepp, out of Inez, Ky. Martin Co. Information is much appreciated. kquillen24@yahoo.com


12/26/07 - My mothers name is Lola Joy Sturgill and we are looking for a 1955 Big Creek High School yearbook to purchase. Does anyone have info. about where to find one as we are in N.J. skhitchner@juno.com


12/25/07 - I am searching for any information about my grandmother, Emma Stephens, who delivered twin boys on July 9, 1935 in Welch. She returned home to Prestonsburg, KY after the birth of her sons. She may have been working for a Mr. Clyde Walters before/after she gave birth. She placed the twins up for adoption, or "placed" them with a family before leaving for Kentucky. Thank you, Connie Renn- connierenn@yahoo.com


12/25/07 - I am looking to possibly move to the area once the prison in the local area becomes operational. I am looking for information about the area (i.e. schools, real estate, and local cities) C. Privett


12/22/07 - Looking for a photo of the old White Oak (B) school house on Little White Oak near Pinnacle Creek. Thanks in advance for any info. Larry


12/18/07 - I am looking for a picture of the movie theater in Jenkinjones, WV It was called the Miner's Theater. Also any other information about the theater. Owner, date it opened and closed. etc. Thanks billlambert@frontiernet.net


12/18/07 - I am wanting information on Mary Ethel Tucker born abt 1885 Married Aaron Henderson Lambert abt 1914 Any information about her family, burial place. etc. will be appreciated. billlambert@frontiernet.net


12/5/07 - Looking for burial site of Kenneth F. Higgins. He was killed 3-23-44 in New Guinea. His Body was probably returned in 1947 or 1948. He was serving with the 90th Bomb Group 319th Sqd. Kenneth Sheats csheats6@upperspace.net


11/29/07 - I am looking for people from Atwell branch that may have known my parents Loucilla (Dunford) and Charlie Atwell. We lived at the mouth of the hollow when I was born. gail_hhh@yahoo.com


11/26/07 - I'm trying to locate a 1958 Northfork High School Yearbook as a Christmas present for my wife. We've been together for over 30 years and never knew she didn't have a yearbook for the year she graduated. She informed me; that her family was not financially stable enough for her to purchase a yearbook. If anyone out there knows where I may be able to purchase this yearbook; let me know at:kelly.belcher@mcnbbanks.com


11/23/07 - I am looking for descendants of Grover Cleveland & Pearl Dunford as well as descendants of their children Nan Mounts ; Ulys Dunford : Phyllis Matney : Ray Dunford: JessieDunford
Virgie Addair: Loucillia Atwell: I would also want to here from their descendants . Jessie was killed in a mining accident in 1966 any articles would be appreciated. gail_hhh@yahoo.com


11/20/07 - Is there a cemetery in or near War WV called the Dunigan (Dunnigan) Family Cemetery? It is listed on several death certificates I have, but I can find no record of it on line. Does anyone know where Noah England 19 July 1874 - 8 Apr 1941 or his wife Matilda Bishop England are buried? How about James Dewey England (not related) 14 May 1899 - 10 Feb 1928? Thanks. Michelle Eason Brown


11/16/07 - I am looking for Frank Hess and son Frank Hess, Jr. The son called himself "Junior". Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Victoria Hess Rafferty trafferty@mindinthemakingok.org


11/8/07 - My name is Peggy Warrix Baker. I posted my e-mail in 2005 but it has changed. If anyone would like to contact me my new e-mail is peggybpegb@yahoo.com. I lived in Iaeger, Coonbranch and Milebranch till the early 60's. Would love to hear from anyone that may remember me. I have three brothers, Tim, Tommy and Louie Warrix. Let's get reaquainted. It's been long enough. Peggy Warrix Baker


11/1/07 - I am researching for my wife to try to locate records of R. E. Pennington who was killed in the Jed, WV mine explosion on March 26, 1912. She has reason to believe this gentleman was her great-grandfather. Her grandmother's name was Lola and she had sisters named Abby, Ora and Media. There is reason to believe that R. E. Pennington's wife to be Native American Indian according to family recollection. I have searched newspaper archives for an obituary with no success. The information we do have is from Thunder in the Mountains. Any information or recommended point of contact would be greatly appreciated. James Whitman


10/24/07 - I am attempting to find Information on children, grandchildren and etc. of James Milam, Jr. born 03-04-1901: Died: 3-03-1980 and Lucy Green Milam, of Browns Creek, WV. James was the son of James and Martha England Milam. I am the daughter of his sister Minerva. Please contact me at jibgreen@embarqmail.com. Thank you


10/23/07 - Looking for any information on George Washington Rose & his wife Charlotte Morgan. They were born about 1850. Also looking for any information on their children, Ladosca Rose (married Frank Trigg Hughes), Burnetta Rose, Tobias Rose, Jas Rose, Hattie Margaret Rose (married Pat Hart), Laura B Rose (married Jordan Bee Craft), Phillip Rose, Bertha Rose (married George William Craft), Daniel Glen Rose (married Lillie J Morgan), and McKinley Rose (married Ethel Unknown). My great, great grandmother was Hattie Margaret Rose Hart. Have been working on a project for my g'ma for Christmas, eager to find and share any information and photos I have! Contact me at aidensmom2005@aol.com. Thanks!


10/17/07 - I am looking for any clue to the presence of Allreds in or around Welch or Gilliam in the 1902 time frame, Allreds as we know are not native to Sw Virginia or West Virginia, but this branch of my family were there for at least a short time. The first Daughter Hattie Lula Allred was born Jan.25.1902 in Gilliam which I understand is a couple of miles NE of Welch, her parents are Chas J Allred and Winnie Holyfield/Hemmings Allred. Chas Allred was born 1860 in North Carolina and died 1913 probably in Tazewell County Virginia, he is interred at the Jewell Ridge Coal Company Cemetery at Jewell Ridge which is about 5 miles North of Richlands Va., legend has it that he was shot by the Sheriff in Virginia, but after 7 years of research I have yet to find a clue as to what might have happened. dadunn1105@shaw.ca


10/15/07 - My name is Janine Pelfrey and I live in Huntington WV. I am doing research on my family tree and I would appreciate any help that I could get. I am looking for my Grandmothers parents on my Mother's side. My grandparents were Bowling J Green (which I have) and he married Goldie May Mullens (Mullins). They always thought that they were related in some way (maybe cousins?). I am looking for Goldie's parents. I have found the 1910 census showing that she had a brother named Oliver and sisters named Ida and Cora. It also showed her parents were Larkin and Mary Mullens (Mullins). According to the family this is correct. I found the 1920 census showing she had more sisters Tennie, Corba and Ellen and I know later still she had a brother named James A. Mullens (Mullins). I found the death certificate of Larkin showing he was born 1881 in Pineville and passed on in 1956. It shows that his Mom and Dad were Sloemm and Lusinda Simpson Mullens (no wife listed but shows married and James A Mullens was the contact. I know that Mary had sisters: Mindy, and Mandy (one of them married a Rotenberry). She died in 1977? in Tazawell VA. I have no idea what Mary's maiden name is or who her parents were. If you have any information I would appreciate it very much! nrthrnlyts@zoominternet.net


10/13/07 - Does any one have access to the marriage and birth-death records of WV that arenot on the computer? What I need does not seem to be there. I am looking for anything on John P Pettit/Petitt of McDowell Co. and his wife Nickatye Trent Pettit) spelled many ways). John was said to have died in 1939, but I do not know where. She died 1 Dec. 1961 at Iaeger, McDowell Co, West Virginia. He may have died the same place. I would appreciate any help thank you ruthjan@yahoo.com


10/12/07 - My name is Earl Barnett III. I grew up in Bartley and attended Big Creek High School. I graduated from Big Creek High in 1994. Today, I live in Columbus, Ohio and work for American Family Insurance. I also grauded in 2000 from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio with a Bachelor or Arts in Public Communications and a minor in Business Management. Anyone who graduated in 1994 from Big Creek or anyone I knew, please e mail me. I need to visit again. Email me at ebarnettiii@yahoo.com


10/11/07 - I'm looking for Steele Family, Elbert Ladd Steele. I am his grandson William Steele . steele506@windstream.net


10/5/07 - I grew up at #10 Gary, WV. My grandfather started the Pentecostal Holiness church at #10 and I attended that church. If anyone has photos of that church or people from that church during the 50's and 60's, I would love to see them. My dad was the song leader and my uncle played the piano. I would love to have any photos of them in "action" as well. Any photos of #10, Gary High School, down town Gary, the carnival at #10, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Maybe we could exchange some. Thanks, Eddie Hawks


10/1/07 - I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A PHOTO OF DR. VICK THAT WAS IN JENKINJONES IN THE 40'S & THE 50'S. ALSO A PICTURE OF THE DOCTOR OFFICE IN JENKINJONES. THANKS BILL


9/28/07 - I am looking for any information on my mothers step-sister, Ruth Captole Leedy (maiden Name) Born 02/14/1911. D. 03/199?. Her father was Henry Clarence Leedy.Also his former wife, Maude Dial Leedy. She was married to a man named Lee Thornquest, which I can not find any where. Thank you. S. Mitchell


9/24/07 - I am looking for any information or pictures about the Janie or Hollins families. GGgrandfather would have been Laudy Theodore Janie who I have been told was the mayor of War at one time. His wife was Lurindia Josephine Hollins. I think her sister was Loucreedy Belzora. Laudy had a brother General George Washington Raleigh King Moses Janie. Laudy and Lurindia had a daughter Shannie Ruth and another daughter Claire. I know Shannie was born in 1900. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please send all information to vdjohnson@yahoo.com


9/19/07 - I am researching the Mullins tree. I found in the David Vance and Family book that Pauline Mullins married Roman Vance. She later married Sheriff Buford Pusser. It doesn't say in the book who Pauline's parents were. I have searched on all of the Buford Pusser sites and it's not listed on there either. I would like to find out if she is related to me. If any body has any information on her or her family I would appreciate it very much. Please email me at tracker_hound_flossy@yahoo.com Thank you in advance! Amanda


9/13/07 - Does anyine know who ran a boarding house in Coalwood, West Virginia in 1930 also looking for Vernon Foster he was living there in 1930 at the boarding house, also worked at the coal mines there. Any & info is appreciated. KE7391@aol.com


9/12/07 - Does anyone out there have a picture of Laura Bell Rowe? She was Jacob and Tabitha Rowe's daughter. She was also my great grandmother. I would love to find a picture of her if possible. if anyone has one please email me at lola2lavada@msn.com


9/12/07 - I'm looking for any information on my grandfather Stephen Effler b.abt. 1851 and married Louvinia Belcher abt. 1897. I need to find his death records, I have a picture of him and Louvinia, also need information on his brother John Effler who was sheriff, married to Barbara Belcher, sister of Louvinia. Thank you, bobbyeffler@alltel.net


9/6/07 - I'm hoping someone can help me find any information or descendants of Nathan and Alice Schofield who emigrated to McDowell County from England in 1919. Nathan worked in the mines in WV for over 20 years (last known to be with United Pocahontas?), and they had a son Billie who was born in WV in 1923. I think maybe a local church window has some kind of inscription relating to them. My grandfather (now in his late 80s) is their nephew. Thank you, Keith Schofield


9/6/07 - My father was born in English 65 years ago. He has a number of early memories of English, but no photographs. I was wondering if there might be some early photos of the town. I know that it would make Dadís day to see it as it was. Thank you, Carla Webb


9/4/07 - DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE TWLIGHT DRIVE-IN THEATER WAS LOCATED IN SOUTHERN WV? I HAVE A ADVERTISEMENT FROM WELCH OR BLUEFIELD PAPER, BUT IT DID NOT GIVE A TOWN. THIS WAS IN 1940-50'S APPRECIATE ANY INFO. BILL


8/31/07 - We are looking for Jo Ann Eanes, born about 1935(+/-), attended school in Welch WV at the same time as James H. Holton, married someone named Reed, has two girls by him, then married Hobart Jordan Holton about 1953 (+/-) who died in an auto accident in 1955 while they were living in Tidewater VA. She gave birth to baby girl Holton Jan 1, 1956. If you have information regarding any of the above mentioned, please contact us via this e mail or ourr3s3arch@gmail.com


8/29/07 - I am seeking information on a McCoy family living in McDowell County in the 1940's. They had a son by the nickname of "Red". His name may have been Andrew. Any information would be appreciated.
Luv & thks, rene_1492@yahoo.com


8/29/07 - I am looking for anyone who may have known my mother or her family. Her name is Patsy Ruth Wickline and her parents lived in Asco Ė their names were Bly Vincent Wickline and Nanny Sue Wickline (Hurd). My Mom was born in 1922 and graduated from the school in Welch. She had two sisters, Martha (nick name Ginger), Ann, and her brotherís names were Dick, John, Vincent, and Francis. My Mom would enjoy hearing from anyone who might remember her or her family. Please respond to frgray01@gmail.com


8/26/07 - Where would I find divorce records from 1930's ? My grandmother Rosa Ellen Muncy married 1st) Frank Asbury 2) George Beavers around 1930- Thanks, Linda Bean LaForce


8/24/07 - I am looking for the names of the miners who died in the mine explosion of the Red Ash Coal Company that killed 46 people on March 6, 1900. If anyone out there has any info can you please forward to lola2lavada@msn.com ? I believe my #3 grandfather died in that explosion. Also, does anyone have a McDowell County volume 1 book they would like to sell for a fair price ? I recently purchased #2 and enjoyed it very much. Thanks, Loria Addair


8/22/07 - Information pertaining to Lark Scott Ė coal miner reported to have suffered major injuries in an accident 1951-52. Direct responses to :emscrabble@alleganyinternet.net Thank you


8/21/07 - I'm looking for old photos of Iaeger and McDowell County. My grandparetns were Wallace and Myrtle Marcum of Iaeger. They used to own "Marcum's Gas and Grocery Store" in Iaeger near the high school. Together they raised 4 boys. Wallace (my dad), Walter, Wilbert and William. Any old photos of Iaeger would be appreciated. Any photos of the my grandparents store would be treasured. Or any photos of the railroad in Iaeger would also be appreciated. My grandpa worked on the railroad for 47 years. Thanks, Drema Arnold


8/19/07 - I am looking for information regarding the circumstances of my uncle's (father's younger brother) death. His name was William Johnson Tabor and he was McDowell Co. Deputy Sheriff. His death certificate can be found at: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=90365&Type=Death He was shot dead in front of the McDowell Courthouse on March 3, 1921. Sheriff Sid Hatfield of Logan Co. was similarly shot dead about 6 months later. I can only assume that the greater publicity of the shooting of Sid Hatfield obscured news about the death of my uncle. My family history records say that they caught the the men who shot him and after a brief trial they were acquitted. I would appreciate knowing more about this story if anyone has details from their family history or knows a history book or reference book they can refer me to I would appreciate it. Joe_Tabor@comcast.net


8/17/07 - My name is Teresa Spears, I was born in Welch, WV in 1961. I am looking for relatives of George Spears born in KY 27 Apr 1892. His wife was Laura who was born 1 Jul 1901 in WV. Both died in English, McDowell County 1975 & 1978 respectively. They had Liza, May, Ethel, Katherine, Joseph, Geraldine, and John Morgan Spears born 12 Jun 1931 (my father). All children were born in WV, possibly in McDowell County. My father passed away in 2002 and I would like to connect with his side of the family. Any information would be appreciated. tspears@mt.gov


8/15/07 - Im looking for any relatives of either my grandma or my grandpa. My grandmas name was Tillie Knuckles-Lester and my grandpas name was Matthew Lester. My dad is Paul Lester my dad and all his brothers and sisters grew up in McDowell Co. in Eckman and Powhatan. There were 15 of them. I often visit my sisters, but I would love to meet up with some of my kin people. noraburks@sbcglobal.net


8/13/07 - My name is Betty Hurst and I am trying to find anyone interested in getting information on the Wheeler/Tinney family of Kimball, WW. I would also like to find any information about a school mate we went to school together at Twin Branch and Davy. Her name was Thelma Johnston, I believe she married Johnny Stump that was killed in a car accident around 1954 -1960 churst8205@wideopenwest.com


8/12/07 - I am looking for a lady from McDowell County (Asco) that moved to the McGraw area of Wyoming Co. in the 50's. Her name was Rosetta Forrest. I don't know what her married name would be now. If anyone knows her, please email me @ gomtneers@yahoo.com. She had several brothers, Lindsay, Doug, and Keith McGraw that I know of.


8/11/07 - Would like too get a picture of Big Four school in 1920. Would also like a picture of the Chatterbox in Big Four. Please e-mail me if you have any information on this pictures. Thanks, Susan


8/10/07 - I am trying to find the person that was looking for the Wheeler/ Tinney family of Kimball and Carswell, Wv Barney Wheeler was my father, Ralph, Mary, Rosie, Earl and Sam were my uncles and aunts, Please contact me at churst8205@wideopenwest.com Also I am looking for a Thelma Johnston from Twin Branch, Wv we went to school together if anyone knows anything about her contact me at the email address.


8/10/07 - A Hicks-Woody family reunion is planned for the Saturday before Labor Day, that would be on Sept.1st at Berwind Lake, starting around 11:30 until.would love to see as many relatives as possible (and friends) a simple covered dish would be appreciated if possible. Any questions call Wanda in Newhall at 304-875-2628 or Haven in Stanley, N.C. 704-263-8485. See you there, Haven


8/6/07 - I would like to get in touch with any children or grandchildren related to the brothers and sisters of Ben Justice of Panther WV, Would like to exchange info on Samuel Justice and Arminta (Minnie) & Rachel Hall, Their children were: Wyatt, Ben, Morgan, Tom (Frank), Rachel, Noah, Pricey, Virgie, Lewis, and Mary Jane ...Thanks, Sue


8/5/07 - My mother, Agnes Mitchem, lived in McDowell County from about 1945 until 1956. She was married to Dewey A. Mitchem, who was born in Gary No. 10, WV. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my mother. Cherryl Crouch


8/3/07 - My greatuncle was John Oscar Pace and lived at Big Four, WV. He passed away on 3-5-1971 in Big Four. His wifes name was Mary and he had 2 daughters and a son name Johnny Pace. I am trying too locate Johnny Pace. Us kids called my great uncle ''Uncle Oscar''. He was well known in Big Four and Welch, WV. If anyone has any information on Johnny Pace, please contact me. Thanks in advance. Susan


7/31/07 - I am looking for old Boy Scout items from southern West Virginia. I live and Welch and have collected these items for the last 30 years. Many items from my collection, are given to the Scouting museum in Charleston or the West Virginia archives. My own collection has been displayed many times all over West Virginia. I am seeking items such as Boy Scout uniforms, neckerchiefs, metals, patches, knives, caps or hats, paper items, pins, etc. I am especially interested in items from McDowell County. edandlynda@frontiernet.net


7/30/07 - My ancestors were born or either lived in Elkhorn, McDowell, West Virginia in the early 1900's. My great-grandfathers name was John Galloway born about 1856. Mr grandfathers name was George Washington Galloway. He was born on or about Sept. 22, 1889. I think my great-great grandfathers name was Pryor Lee Galloway. That is where I hit a snag. Is there anyway you can help me trace my ancestors My grandfather George Washington Galloway also had a brother named Pryor Lee. If you can help me or tell me where and how to get started tracing my ancestors I would certainly appreciate it. Thank you. Pearl Suydan


7/28/07 - I'm looking for anyone who might remember or have more information on my paternal grandmother or her family. Her name was Ruth Joyce, ne Gilly (or Gilley), and she was the postmaster in Davy for many years--people knew her as "Miss Joyce." She died in 1996. I believe she attended the Davy United Methodist Church. She had several brothers and sisters; names I remember include Maude, Earl, Marie, Bea, and Ora. She divorced in the mid 1930s and lived with Ora in Davy. Her son was Robert. (One thing I really want to do is to locate her grave--she is buried in a big cemetery in Roderfield--right before you hit US 52 coming from Davy/Twin Branch. I don't know if that is Iaeger Memorial or not--I'm not too familiar with the area. It is an unmarked grave at this point.) Thanks in advance if anyone has more info on her or her family! sjoyce@computer.org


7/26/07 - MUNCY & HORN (Payne, Hagerman, Lambert, Blankenship, Addair) Looking for information on Moses Muncy (b. abt in Pike Co., KY; d. about 1881) and Arminta Jane Horn (b. 1935-1840 in Wayne Co., WV; d. 07 Jun 1906). Moses and Arminta definately lived in McDowell County; most of their children were born there (however they were married in Buchanan Co. but it isn't clear where they died or what happened to Arminta after Moses's death). Would like to locate other descendents to discuss anything they may know about this family/couple. Here is a list of Moses & Arminta's children & their spouses, if you are related to these individuals PLEASE contact me. Isom H. m. Margaret Mullins; Henry Muncy m. Arminda Jane Horn (they had 4 daughters who went on to marry a Payne, an Addair, a Hagerman, and a Lambert); Sarah "Sally" m. John Payne (7 children..one daughter married a Keen); Archibald m. Mary Sophia Payne (son "Clell" m. a Stewart; Virgie m. Riffe; Gladys m. Cyphers); Martha m. Peery Blankenship; James m. Nancy Lester (I known of some of the descendents from this family but if you are related please contact me...these are my g-grandparents); Rebecca Jane, Lida, & Patsy (may have died young). Thank you! Cynthia


7/25/07 - I used to live in Hemphill on Shaft Bottom road and went to the Hemphill-Caples school. I would like to be able to get in touch with, or obtain information on, two childhood friends that I went to school with during the 1940's. Their names are, Mary Ethel Szalay, and Violet Quesada. Thank you. Shirley (Gwaltney) Skiles


7/24/07 - Dad was Roy Lee Owens, Mother, Georgia Ruth Torrez. Any info any one? kn_haroldowens@webtv.net


7/22/07 - I am looking for any information on Littleberry Burnett. He was the son of Thomas Burnett and Elizabeth Littleberry. We are trying to locate any information on the Littleberry line but hitting a brick wall. Thank you. Terri Fields


7/21/07 - I am researching the Prater family originally from Knott County, Kentucky. I believe that Ballard Prater (son of Bud Prater) moved to McDowell, West Virginia to find employment in coal mining. I will appreciate any information about this family. hurley@watchtv.net


7/19/07 - Does anyone have pictures of the Low Gap school from the 1st grade thru the 8th grade? My mom went to school there in Huricane Hollow area .. between Huricane and Atwell Mountain .... Mow Gap Mountain. She would like to see some pics if anyone out there has any . Thanks, L. ADDAIR


7/19/07 - Can anyone in the McDowell, Wyoming or Huff Creek help me? please. I am looking for a Grant Bishop who married a Julia "Jureta F." Allen on Feb 8, 1894 in Wyoming, WV and they had 1 child together by the name of Walter Bishop and according to one of the census reports he died leaving Julia a widow in 1900. Walter is my gg grandfather and I need to know who the parents of Grant were and where and if he died. I can't go on with my family tree and I can find this info. Supposedly his parents and Grant were born in WV. Grant was born in july 1872 and was on a census around 1900 as a hire for a Henry Toler. Maybe he died there trying to support his family. Some documents also show, he married Bessie Caroway, but how could this be if his wife was widowed? The birth dates don't match up with the census of Bessie. I would most appreciative of anyone's help with this matter. Thank you so much. You can email me at: lola2lavada@msn.com


7/12/07 - I am looking for family members of the late Charlie Presley. I believe he is from Atwell or War, West Virgina. It is very important that I contact the family. Please email Sherry Anglin


7/9/07 - I AM LOOKING FOR A FRIEND I WENT TOO SCHOOL WITH IN WELCH, WV. HER NAME IS VIRGIE HAMMOND. DON'T KNOW WHAT HER MARRIED NAME MAY BE. SHE WOULD HAVE GRADUATED IN 1975-1976. SHE HAD SOME FAMILY MEMBERS NAME RENKOS. VIRGIE IF YOU SEE THIS POST THIS IS SUSAN. WE WERE IN 8TH AND 9TH GRADES TOGETHER BEFORE MY FAMILY MOVED TOO VA. SUSAN BROWN WAS MY MAIDEN NAME. E-MAIL ME AT zacharysmawmaw@yahoo.com


7/7/07 - I am trying to find out a little about my hertiage. My grandparents are both deceased. I was told that my grandmother was Cherokee. She grew up in McDowell county. Does any one have information on such a topic in McDowell County yayagirl03@yahoo.com


7/6/07 - I have a wooden nickle from the centennial celebration that says ....Good for trade in any co-operative business or redemable at face value at all McDowell County banks on or before May 24,.....I was wondering what it might be worth? Thanks. Sandy


7/4/07 - I am looking for any information about Mary Bell Mitchell. She is my great grandma. She was married to Demon Brewster. I don't know anything about her family and any help would be greatly appreciated. littletom37@yahoo.com Thanks, Donna


7/3/07 - Looking for PENDRY connections. Wishing you love, peace, and happiness. Zandra Gibson


6/30/07 - I am looking for a half sister who was born to Russell Andrew Wiley of Elkhorn City, Ky and a lady (name unknown) who was from McDowell County, WV. The date of birth is somewhere between 1935 and 1942. If anyone has any information regarding this matter please contact me at paulandsue@bvunet.net. I would also appreciate if anyone can tell me how to research birth records for this period of time for McDowell County. Thanks, Paul Wiley


6/29/07 - I am looking for any information about the Stanley family from the War, WV area. My grandfather is Howard "Sonny" Stanley. His parents were Zeb & Ollie (Hicks) Stanley. I had lots of info but lost it when my computer crashed a while back. I would greatly appreciate any information anyone may have on my family. Thanks so much! Danielle R. Waters


6/27/07 - My name is Shannon C. Bailey-Reece. I am looking for information on my grandparents. Their names were Lillard Lester and Mary Bailey. They had a son named Clayton Bailey together in 1958. Lillard was married to another woman. I never knew either one of them. All I know is Mary moved to Galax,VA from Panther, McDowell County around 1967. She died in 1974. I know nothing of her parents or siblings. I think she married a Bailey, or maybe not. All 5 of her children were born in McDowell Co. I think. Anything on her family would be great. As far as I know Lillard Lester stayed there till he died. My father had contact with him through the mail up until 1989 or so. They only sent Christmas cards to each other. Never anything else. Then we no longer heard from him. Any information anyone has on Lillard Lester and his family will be greatly appreciated. I really want to know about my grandfather and his family. Please e-mail me at lildominoe9n@yahoo.com . Thank you to anyone who knows anything.


6/27/07 - I AM DOING A ''GIBSON FAMILY TREE'' AND NEED HELP. MY HUSBANDS GRANDFATHER ALEXANDER GIBSON WAS THE SHERIFF IN BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA. WHEN HE WAS IN HIS 30'S. SINCE THE 3 COURTHOUSES HAVE BURNED DOWN IN BUCHANAN COUNTY OVER THE YEARS WE CAN'T FIND ANY INFORMATION ON HIM. ALEANDER GIBSON WAS BORN ON 11-26-1883 OR 1885 IN RAYSAL,W.VA. AND DIED ON 2-9-1965 IN BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA. HE MARRIED MARY MAGALINE JACKSON ON 8-3-1905. SHE WAS BORN ON 3-30-1888 IN WHITEWOOD,VA IN BUCHANAN COUNTY SHE DIED ON 3-9-1974 IN WHITEWOOD,VA. ALEXANDER FATHERS NAME WAS GEORGE GIBSON . WE WOULD LIKE TOO NO IF THERE WAS OTHER CHILDREN.PLEASE SEND INFORMATION IF YOU NO ANYTHING. WE ARE AT A STAND STILL ON THIS.THANKS IN ADVANCE. Susan


6/25/07 - My name is John Harrison. I am looking for any and all info on the Harrison family of McDowell County. My great great grand pa Joseph Harrison and great grand pa John Crockett Harrison and family .Thanks. johnjohn65251@yahoo.com


6/25/07 - I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATIO ON MY HUSBANDS GRANDPARENTS. HIS GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS ALEXANDER GIBSON AND WAS BORN ON 11-26-1885 IN RAYSAL,W.VA. MCDOWELL COUNTY. HE PASSED AWAY ON 2-9-1965 IN WHITEWOOD,VA. BUCHANAN COUNTY. HE MARRIED MARY MAGALINE JACKSON ON 8-3-1905. SHE WAS BORN ON 3-30-1884 AND PASSED AWAY ON 3-9-1973. WE WAS TOLD THAT ALEXANDER GIBSON WAS THE SHERIFF IN BUCHANAN COUNTY WHEN HE WAS IN HIS 30'S BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TOO FIND ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WE WOULD BE GLAD TOO HEAR FROM YOU.THANKS IN ADVANCE. Susan


6/24/07 - Looking for railroad/coal mine photos from the 40's and 50's...any Iaeger, Auville yard, Bradshaw, Bartley, War or others...Also, email correspondence with any one knowledgeable about railroad/coal mine operations in the 40's and 50's. on the dry for branch...Thanks leversole@usg.com


6/23/07 - I am a great great granddaughter of Jacob Puckett. He fought in the Civil War for the Virginia and he had a brother who fought for the Federals. I am looking for any information on these two brothers. methomj@earthlink.net


6/23/07 - My Name is Tamala Watkins ( Maiden Duty) My Moyher is Jean Duty born in Panther. My grand Mother was Cosby Duty . If you have any information on either one of them please let me know. wittywatkins34@yahoo.com


6/21/07 - I am researching the ancestors and descendants of Daniel Kennedy (son of Ali Kennedy/Canada and Christena Whitt) and his wives Pheobe and her sister Victoria Evans (daughters of Hammond W. Evans and Pheobe Kelley/Kelly. My line is from Dan and Pheobe's son Hammond. Their other children were Sally, Ferrell, Ulysses (died young with his mother Pheobe) and she possibly had twins. Dan and Vic's children are William "Red Bill", Christina "Tina", Jacob "Jake, Bessie, Matilda "Tilda" & Simul "Sim". I have a family photo of these children minus my gr grandfather Hammond who had died whithin the year before it was taken. If anyone has any info. on these families I would love to share info with you. Thanks, Linda Hinchey


6/20/07 - I may have some information for Kenneth B. Wiggins' post of 6 /9. I replied to the e-mail address listed, but it was returned. Lois Wallace Becker


6/20/07 - I am looking for information on my great grand father, Adam Stacy. He is the son of John E. Stacy and Lovicy Stacy. He was one of four children, I believe. He was born in 1872 I believe. He married Arminta Baldwin in McDowell Co. and then eventually ended up in Greenbrier Co. I know Arminta Baldwin was born in 1873 to Owen and Sarah Baldwin. She had a sister named Sarah Jane who married Harvey Roberts. Any information on either the Stacy's or the Baldwin's families would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail is dekp_ols4@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance. Dawn Painter


6/19/07 - My Dad BRACK MURPHY age 83,his sister BONNIE MURPHY and ANNIE MURPHY spent some time in Iaeger, WV. Bonnie worked for the town newspaper for awhile. I am just wondering if anyone remembered them. I would love to find photos of what Iaeger town looked like along time ago. My Dad was crazy about a girl named Francis Rose not sure what her maiden name was. I heard she passed away recently and I would like to find the obituary. dona_lee_15@yahoo.com


6/18/07 - Searching for relatives of the following Bandy faminly members:

Opal Bandy born about 1905 daughter of Charles and Sarah Bandy.
Her dad died at age 35 in Guyandotte, WV. of TB.
Uncles were William and James Bandy of Virginia.
Opal disapeared after she graduated high school Oct. 1923.
She had been in an orphanage from the age of 12 years along with her brother Charles Orville Bandy age 8 years both placed in Orphanage in 1917.

ALL Bandy's born in Cabell county West Virginia. John Bandy wed Eliza A. Alberts of Tazewell, Virginia. Mary F. Bandy who wed on Nov. 6-1940 H. B Rayburn. L. May Bandy wed Dec. 25, 1904 to W. A. Mays in Cabell County, WV. Mary E. Bandy wed JUNE 9 -1894 to C. S. PRITCHETT IN CABELL CO. William Bandy wed Lottie Griffie Cabell County, WV. had child die in Cabell Co. WV. William Bandy wed Dolly Elkins.

Rosesnivys4ever@wmconnect.com


6/16/07 - I have a recently discovered death certificate of an ancestor who for some reason unknown to me is buried there in McDowell County. Her name is Callie McKinney and she is buried in the Belcher Cemetery in Keystone. She died 31 Oct 1944. Her death certificate was obtained through the WV Archives website. The informant on her death certificate is Mac McKinney. I also discovered Callie on the 1830 McDowell County Federal Census.

This lady (nee: Lavada Callie Finger) was born in the mountains of North Carolina - the Finger family is one of the founding families of Haywood County, North Carolina. The vast majority of the descendents live within a 40 mile radius of the ole' home place in the Smoky Mountains, bordering the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

The discovery of this death certificate and census record is a TOTAL mystery.


Now to my question(s).
* Is there a map/directions on the internet to this cemetery?
* Is the cemetery on private property? If so, how do I obtain permission to visit it?
* Who is the keeper of the cemetery records? Hopefully a plot map?
* Does Callie have a marker? If not, I would love to place one there?
* Is there an old map (circa 1830) of the area (looks like Lower Main Street on the census report)?
* What resources are there available in McDowell for me to do additional research?
* Is anyone in your family familiar with Callie or Mac McKinney?
* Are there motels near the town?

Anita Finger-Smith


6/14/07 - Looking for information on my grand father Clint D. Rose was marred to Maggie Beavers and one of their children was Basil W. Rose my father, I know his parents raised their family in McDowell County . Any Help would appreciated rosealisha2@gmail.com


6/4/07 - I am needing help in finding info about Mary Green who was married to my grandfather Eugene Mullins, they had 2 children my father Andy and a daughter named Betty. They lived in McDowell county in Hemphill. I haven't been able to find anything on my grandmother Mary at all except that she married a man with last name of Carter. Please contact me @ tammiburgess@msn.com


6/2/07 - I am trying to find a cemetery located in or near Bradshaw that has a listing for a Pearlie Keene born 16 Jul 1901 and died 17 Sep 1980. The funeral home paper that we have states that she is buried in the Keene Family Cemetery in Bradshaw but I can't seem to find this anywhere. Pearlie was my grandpa, Patton Brewster's aunt. Also, my grandpa's Aunt Sarah lived in Bradshaw as well. I never met these aunts but my mom and aunt talk about going to visit them when they were young. If anyone can help me to locate some of the cemeteries on Bradshaw Mt. or near Rockridge, this would be great. I was there in April and found Rowe and Benny Rowe at Primitive Baptist and have been to Tom Sparks. I am going back in two weeks and would love to explore. Any help please contact me at littletom37@yahoo.com. Thanks, Donna


5/30/07 - IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO. ON THE LATE SAM GABRIEL ( GABLE ). PLEASE CONTACT ME AT LESTERBROS@AOL.COM . I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY FATHER'S FAMILY HE LIVED IN THORPE A FEW YEARS AGO UNTIL HIS DEATH. THANK YOU SO MUCH MRS. ROGER LESTER


5/30/07 - I AM TRYING TO GET SOME INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER ( LOUIE GABRIEL ). I UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE PROBABLY 1930'S AND 1940'S HE OWNED A LOT OF LAND AND A STORE OR SOMETHING IN ANAWALT,W.VA. I NEVER KNEW MY GRANDFATHER. HE PASSED AWAY BEFORE MY TIME. I DO KNOW THAT HE CAME FROM SOME WHERE IN ITALY . HE MARRIED (ETHEL ANDERS )FROM ANAWALT. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM .-- PLEASE -- E-MAIL ME AT LESTERBROS@AOL.COM I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW. THANK YOU


5/27/07 - Looking for pictures of my grandmother Lottie Cooper that was married to Matthew Mullins and grandfather Jim McGuire that was married to Rebecca Stacy also looking for a picture of the old Lester School that was at the head of State Line Ridge (old Panther Ridge Road) at Paynesville WV. Any help will be greately appreciated. rebeccapayne@shcmhc.com


5/22/07 - I am looking for a Drema Jean Kindricks that lived in West Virginia in the late 40ís & early 50ís. She would have been around 6 or 7 during this time. My mother Frances Hope Shoun and Drema were good friends. I am trying to locate her for my ailing mother. If you have any idea whom she is please let me know. Thank you, Drema


5/20/07 - I heard there was a baseball team called 'The Mohawk Baseball Team' in the 1930'S -1950'S IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO REMEMBERS THIS TEAM OR KNOWS THE NAMES OF THE PLAYERS OR POSSIBLY HAS PHOTO'S OF THE TEAM? WOODROW FANNIN WAS ON THAT TEAM AND POSSIBLY HIS BROTHER BALLARD FANIN. ARE THERE ANY PHOTO'S ,NEWS CLIPPINGS OR ANYONE THAT COULD SEND ME INFO? THANKS IN ADVANCE. Medic910@aol.com


5/16/07 - I am needing some help with my Gandfather's sister. She was last living in Welch in 1964 have letter addressed to her plus in 1968 she was living there too according to a will . Her name is Laura Belle Mosnick born Aug 25, 1892, Jonsboro, Tn. I need help don't know where to turn. Have any suggestions where to look or where to go. Thanks, Charles Walker


5/13/07 - Olga #3 Lookout Tower/Clearfork Junction. If anyone knows who maintains Olga #3 Lookout Tower or knows the layout of the trails south of Clearfork Junction, I would really appreciate the information. There is a cemetery there that is pretty far back in the sticks. I believe my GGrandfather may be buried there. Thanks. Chuck


5/9/07 - Looking for any info on Frank Claude Fowler born 8/2/25 died 1/14/92 who married Vera Eleanor Smith born 4/12/24 died 8/31/1997 from Anawalt/Pocahontas. Frank was born and raised in Canebrake/Berwind. His parents were Clarence and Trinnie Stephens Fowler. He played coalfield baseball before he went into the navy for WWII. He worked in the mines,until he had to have his leg amputated due to a mining accident. He also worked at Grace Hospital, Stevens Clinic, and Welch Emergency until he retired. I am just wanting to speak to someone who may have pictures or remember his early days. Thanks in advance. Leslie Sparks Cheatham


5/8/07 - I grew up in McDowell county in the Jolo area but left in 1963. I have not been back in the area since the middle 70's when my Grandfather passed away. I have been thinking of returning to the area for a visit- and possibly to live -and would like to find out if anyone happens to know of any real estate that may be for sale. I tried a search, but could not find anything listed. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it. Terry Atwell


5/4/07 - Would like to know if anyone has any pictures of Keystone WV from the 60's or early 70's. I used to live there back then and would love to see some pictures from back then. If you'd like to share those pictures, my email address is mdh1954@hotmail.com


5/1/07 - I am looking for relatives of Frank Kiser. His son Harold, was my father. Harold was born 11/2/1915 in Marytown WV. Frank was married to Mary Cassandra Williams. mhalcomb6550@yahoo.com


4/27/07 - I am looking for anyone with information on the Walter Sheets family. David was one of his sons. Anyone with information please contact me. csheets@stewartstainless.com


4/24/07 - Can anyone tell me if obit lookups are done by any person or institution? Looking for an obit for Mary Jane Spence Pyles SMITH died 3 January 1926, Brown's Creek, McDowel Co. She was married to Richard Robert SMITH and the dau of James SPENCE and Mary Jane SPENCE (parents have same surname, cousins) THANK YOU mfearn@socal.rr.com


4/18/07 - I would like to have a picture of Newton G. Danner who was a railroad engineer in McDowell County, West Virginia during the 1920ís. He lived on Wilcoe Yard during that time. I believe that he is my Grandfather and I want to see if there is a resemblance. My e-mail address is gi_secretary@yahoo.com


4/18/07 - Looking for information on a panther (Mt Lion?) that my grandfather, Oscar Head, killed in McDowell Co. The cat was stuffed and kept in the courthouse in Welch. My grandfather had a newspaper article written about his cat, he carried it in his wallet until he was robbed. If anyone has a copy of the article I would appreciate a copy. It was the record cat. Viclmbrt@aol.com


4/16/07 - We are bringing a church group to Gary, WV in early August. We will be working in the community as a part of a missions project. We are seeking some interesting activities to take the group that will entertain both the teens and the tired adults! What would you recommend for a group of about 30? Thanks for your insight Diane Lewis


4/15/07 - If you have any pictures from McDowell County that needs improved or enhanced, I will do them for you. Even a good picture can often be made much brighter, sharper and life like. Just scan the picture to me and I will do what improvements I can and send them back to you. Your ownership or copyright protection will be honored and this is offered strictly as a free service in an effort to help preserve the pictorial history of McDowell County. Buddy French


4/15/07 - I am looking for my grandmother, my mother was Patsy Ruth Coleman adopted by Faye W. Coleman and Hampton Coleman , we lost my Mom 3 years ago from cancer and we would like to have some health history of our family. My mother talked about Welch and Iaeger and growing up riding the train . My mom died at 72 in 2003. Family lore went that she was given to my grandmother by a girl that couldn't raise her. We have had a good life and just wondered if there was someone out there looking for us. Thank you . sehughes@ntelos.net


4/13/07 - My mother was Dora Carol Osborne, who passed on Dec18th, 1998. She is buried in Ieager Memorial Cemetary. Places I knew she lived and went to school were Davy she lived in Big Ginny Hollow, Ieager, I think War. I am not sure of other places she had lived? She had sisters Ann, Fern and Mary Thresa. Brothers Lacy Dean, James Dean, Kenneth Osborne, J.R.Osborn, Dennis Osborne and David Osborne. Their father was Ozzie H.Osborne and mother was Polly Mae (Crockett) Osborne. I would love to hear anything stories, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends that knew her and was a part of hard life growing up in the hollows! She was a wonderful mother and a wonderful person and greatly missed! I appreciate anything anyone can add to clue me in on her life as a child. Thanks Mark D.Mullins


4/12/07 - I am looking for my Great Grandparents Grave I believe they where buried in Mcdowell or Adkin WV. Alex and Minnie Sue Mirrex Jennings. He was born 1884 in Va she was born in Va and died in Mcdowell County. I dont know a whole lot but maybe you could help me mspatty1967@yahoo.com


4/10/07 - I'm trying to find out any info on my grandparent Estil Thomas Groseclose. All i know is my granddad passed away in either 1962 or 1963 and I i have no info on grandmother, Grandfather is buried in Tazwell. Thank you, Laura Jean Groseclose Hosler


4/8/07 - Looking for information on my great-great grandparents. My great-grandfather was Arthur Greene. He was a sherrif in McDowell County about 1920. My grandmother was born there in 1919. His parents were Jessie Greene and Martha Anders or Andrews Greene. I don't even know if Arthur's parents were even ever in West Virginia. I cannot find any information of my Greene side of my family tree past my great-grandfather Arthur Greene. Any information would be helpful. Email me at kimberlyadkins87@yahoo.com


4/8/07 - Looking for information on a "Willie Pruitt" (not sure of which spelling of Pruitt he used). He was in Jenkin Jones in the 1930's. Don't know a birthdate, birthplace, parents, or anything. Just "Willie Pruitt" and that he was in Jenkin Jones prior to 1941. By 1941 he was in Galax, Virginia. Willie is/was my grandfather. We have never met him. He and my grandmother dated in Galax, Virginia for a time in 1941. They never married. He left, and after he was gone, by grandmother gave birth to my father. My father never knew his father Willie. As my grandmother was born in 1917, I imagine he was probably born roughly the same time, give or take a couple years. If anyone may have information to help me find Willie Pruitt, please email me at kimberlyadkins87@yahoo.com


4/7/07 - I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS ANY PICTURES OF DOLLIE ALLEN SHE WAS MARRIED TO SIDNEY ALLEN AND THEY LIVED IN MCDOWELL CO. IN THE 50'S SIDNEY DIED IN 1959 AND SHE LIVED THERE UNTIL 1965. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HER THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE Dietta61@hotmail.com


4/6/07 - I'm looking for Rev Jim Mullins who has contributed to the cemetery listings. Most notably, the main Gary cemetery. He's listed a grave that I've been looking for, one McNeil Brooks, my great-grandfather. Please contact me, your email on the site bounced. Jason Brooks


3/31/07 - Can anyone please give me any information on a John P. Pettit b 15 September 1867 Rowan Co. , Ky died 20 Decemaber 1938 Iaeger, McDowell Co., West Virginia married more than once. Once to Malissa Clark b Feb 1868 died August 1937 and once to Nickety "TYE" Trent My understanding is that he also had a third marriage somewhere. known children with Tye were William, Jason and Acy. To the marriage to Malissa were born Lennie, Roscoe, Frank and Gipsy. ANY information would be very much welcome. Thank you. ruthjan@yahoo.com


3/28/07 - Looking for info. on Rose cemetery at Paddle Fork near Raysal. Is there a listing of the ones that are buried there.Thanks Earl


3/24/07 - Would like any information on family of Charles Rose; born 10 Jun 1890 in McDowell Co, WV; son of James M. and Ollie Mitchem Hatfield? Rose; married first Laura Gray; two children: Lee, born in 1907 and Ethel, born in 1908; married second; Mary (_____) abt 1920; three children: Billy, born 1925; Paul, born 1926; and Jesse, born 1928. My paternal grandmother, Laura Della Harman, was a daughter of Ollie's by her first marriage to John? Harman. LSmith7689@aol.com


3/21/07 - I am looking for old pictures of Jenkinjones, WV. I have seen pictures in the past of Jenkinjones before the road was hardtopped. I cannot find them now anywhere. If you can email them as an attachment, it would be very much appreciated. Send them to rhandybarnett@yahoo.com


3/20/07 - My 3rd Great Grandfather was Addison Christian. Addison B. Christian, 2nd Lt., Co. B, 34th Battallion, VA Cavalry, was killed in skirmish at Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, (W)VA June 14, 1863. The 34th was on the way to Gettysburg. They encountered Union forces in a barricaded house in Bunker Hill. The 34th captured 75-100 Union soldiers at the cost of the life of Addison Christian. Would someone have any more information on him? Thank You. Angel Flippen


3/18/07 - Looking for info on Roland Flanagan, dob app 1900, dod 10/1967. I think he lived in McDowell Co. all his life. His parents were Ebenezer Robert Flanagan and Mary Ellen Smith. They moved to McDowell from either Preston or Monogalia Co. app 1900. He was married to Stella they had a son Charles, dob 1919. BFlan987@aol.com


3/14/07 - I am writing a book about the Glen Alum Payroll Robbery of 1914, in Mingo County,WV. I am in need pictures of the members of the posse and the set of picture taken by the Clark studio of Williamson,WV of the posse, bandits and the robbery victims at the morgue and laying on a rail car. David Walker


3/12/07 - Looking for any information on James R. Fanning, of Iaeger, born approx. 1930, attended Mortuary Science school in Cincinnati, Ohio 1951-1952. There is a Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, but his name does not seem to be associated with it. Thank you. buffnjill@aim.com


3/12/07 - I would like any information on a William & Doshia McLaughlin. I was told that they lived in the War, WV area. Please email to mistress_of_myst_manor@hotmail.com Thanks Ruby


3/11/07 - Looking for Ken Bowen, who contributed a photo of Gary Coalfield Baseball Team - 1926 on the McDowell County Photograph Album. Used his E-Mail address in effort to contact, but came back as being unknown. Appreciate any info on how to contact him, and thank you. R. Tim Gilley, Altamonte Springs, FL. E-Mail me: Gwvhills5960@aol.com


3/10/07 - I am in search of my Great Aunt Opal Bandy. Born I assume about 1904 0r 1905. Her father was Charles Bandy, who died Nov. 2, 1912 of TB while living in Guyandotte, West virginia / Huntington wv. Cabell county. She and her Brother, who was my grandfather; Charles Orville Bandy were placed in an orphanage in 1917. I have been unable to locate any records after she graduated from school in Oct. 1923. Would like to connect with family and trade family photos. I have none of Opal. Please email Rosesnivys4ever@wmconnect.com


3/6/07 - Johnson/Plummer/Rains/Taylor/Harman I am looking for any information on these lines who came from Grayson Co., Va to McDowell Co. They were in McDowell Co in the 1870 Census in Elk Horen Dist PO Tug River Samuel PLUMMER 21 with wife JoAnna 22 and child Mary L. 1869 in home was Malinda JOHNSON widow age 46, children Ambros 20, Robert E. Lee 6, Rosa E. ( who eventually married William HARMAN). Malinda was the widow of William H. Johnson who was born in NC and died maybe the civil War am not sure. In 1860 Malinda had in home Leansay 1843 - Anna 1846 - Ambrose 1848 - Rosemond 1857. 1880 Ambrose H now born 1856 had married Aby G. born 1858 and had John W. 1875, Annie E. 1877 and Malinda C 1879. Elk Horn District. Any help is appreciated - please contact me at JudiSpencr@aol.com Thanks


3/5/07 - Looking for the birth, death & marriage of Ross Cline, Wayne Cline, Adam Cine, Jay Cline, Carolyn Cline, & Stella Cline Children of A. J & Lucy Mccoy Cline.of Shortpole Creek Panther, Wv. My Father was 1st. Cousin To A. L Cline. Lucy Mccoy was my Mother's Aunt. Thank's Carl Lester


3/4/07 - I'm looking for a copy of the book "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV", Vol 1, 1995. I have the second volume but have come to find out that my ancestors are listed in Vol 1. In particular, I'm researching Samuel and Nancy Steele and their children (Andrew, Reuben, Mary Ann, Samuel, Levi, Matilda, James, and Robert). My family line then continues through Samuel Jr (who married Mary Jane Payne). Please email me at bkreiser@yahoo.com if you have any information. Thanks! Bobbi Kreiser


3/3/07 - I am looking for a Stevenson Cemetery in or near Berwind, WV. Stevenson may be spelled Stephenson. To email me, Darlene bfd1_5@yahoo.com Thanks for any help you can give me.


3/2/07 - Looking for any information about Wilkerson McKenson Beavers , married to Anna Hardy . she died 1924 and he was already passed away .She was living with her son ,George Whitt Beavers and his son , Charlie , in 1920 in West Virginia. Would be ever so thankful for any info. You can e-mail at LHPearson1937@aol.com with Wilkerson as the subject. Thanks in advance


3/2/07 - I am doing some research of the Payne family of McDowell County, WV. I am not having much luck. My husbands Grandpa was George Payne. George Payne's father was Hiley Payne. I need to know what Hileys Dad and Moms names were and their Birth dates. If you can help me I would appreciate it! Please email me at tracker_hound_flossy@yahoo.com


2/28/07 - My name is Carmella Williams and I am searching for a family who had a child named Taylor that died on the railroad tracks in Davy WV. Any help would be appreciated. Carmella Williams


2/25/07 - I am looking for any info on my family that lived in Welch. The last names that I am researching are Santy and Monisky. Thanks so much Brian J Ricca


2/24/07 - I am looking for information on the Alley Family & Photo's , Also the Mabe Family & photo's. I am also looking for photo of James Hunley and his brother Greenberry Hunley. Any help will be greatly appericated. A lot of my ancestor's moved to West Virginia to work in the mines, I have found some death record's there , I am really looking for information and photo's. I am also looking for the family of my Uncle Charles E. Russell from West Virginia was killed in auto accident in Ohio , in 1968. I have no photo's or information on him. Rickey Mabe


2/23/07 - Does anyone have cemetery inventories from the Otter Branch section of McDowell County? In particular, I'm hoping for a cemetery with the surname WARRIX. Joyce


2/21/07 - IS THERE ANYONE THAT ATTENDED THE JENKINJONES COMMUNITY REUNIONS IN THE 70'S? I WAS TOLD A BOOKLET WAS MADE WITH JJ PICTURES & GIVEN TO THOSE ATTENDING. I WOULD LIKE TO GET A COPY OF A PICTURE OF THE #8 COMPANY STORE AND SERVICE STATION THAT WAS IN THE BOOKLET. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INFORMATION OR PICTURES. BILL


2/18/07 - I would like old photos taken in McDowell County. Photos of towns, people, coal mines, etc. If you have any and would send them via email attachment that would be great. Thank you. Angel Smith


2/16/07 - My name Is Vickie Lynn (Payne) Marcurella, I am Looking for Old Friends/Family in ANY State really, I Graduated Big Creek High School In 1986 and would love to hear from old classmates,I am also trying to find Family, My Mother was Marie (Rose) (Payne) Keaton from Bartley, WV, She passed away July 19 2005, My (real) Dad was Finley G Payne also from Bradshaw/Bartley, WV area, (Passed away nov 2006) Or any of My Step dads family> His name is Roscoe Keaton from Bartley WV, My granparents on my Mothers side > Fanny Nipper Rose Akers of English, WV, Cecil Rose (clearwater Fl) Passed away April 2003, Finley G Paynes Parents were Alex Chapman Payne and Maggie (Attwell) Payne, Not sure of date of death for them,Their parents were Malcom Payne and Lorvinine Payne, My Step dad (Whom I Consider my dad as he raised me from age 5) Roscoe Keatons Parents were Nellie Jewell Keaton from Bradshaw area, and Beaufort Keaton (Passed away Long ago). If anyone knows of any of these families please email me at vickienaddeanM@hotmail.com If you have a myspace page you can contact me there, Just look up my email on the search button, Thank you all for any help you can give me, God Bless and My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Vickie Lynn (Payne) Marcurella


2/15/07 - I am looking for information about my great great grandfather Gillespie born circa 1845 (gillespy, galespie) and killed in a mining accident circa 1860-1870. I am also looking for information about my great grandfather Varney born circa 1860-1870 who had 3 daughters Billie, Fannie (married a Paige), & Nell ( married a Harless). All were in the McDowell or Mingo County area. Many Thanks jim@warrenton.com


2/15/07 - Looking for Info on Lola Grace Whitt Born 5-8-1908 Virginia and died 3-1990 in Mercer county Bluefield West Virginia. Her father was Milton Whitt & her mother was Lona Maggie Creed marriage between Milton & Lona 3-13-1907. Audrey


2/14/07 - I would like to find picture's of Anawalt, Leckie WV Area's. Stores, School's, Churches , ETC. Also pictures of the Tug Mine Coal Camp. Thanks, Bill


2/12/07 - I am looking for any photos or information that I can find concerning Blackwolf and the store there. Thanks, Mike Walters


2/4/07 - Helping my mother look up old friends from Davy W. Va. She went to school in Davy. Her name is Brenda Lester (maiden name) Robinson. She is looking for Sandy Bennett Franklin. If you have any info please contact me. Thank you, cschaffer1@woh.rr.com


2/2/07 - I am looking for any Information on my Great Grandparents Alex and Minnie Sue Mirrex Jennings. They lived in Adkin/Mcdowell County WV. He was born in 1884 and she was born in 1881. I believe he was a miner. They had 9 kids all together included My Grandmother Virginia R Jennings Short, Lucile, Belle Hall, Katherine, Clara, William, James, Fred and Gilbert W. Most of them where born in in and around Mcdowell County. If anyone could help me with any information please email me mspatty1967@yahoo.com Thank you


1/31/07 - ISO any info regarding Dock ENGLAND and his wife Sarah DARBY. Contact me: dansher@cybrtown.com


1/29/07 - My name is Brenda Jacob I'm researching Whitt,Wimmer and McKinney can anyone tell me about the Whitt family that died in 1918 and is buried in the Bailey cemetery I think it maybe some of my people. James Whitt and Emma Wimmer have not been able to find much. Thanks Brenda


1/28/07 - Looking for families of Mitchell Hicks & Rebecca Boothe Hicks. Rebecca was a daughter to S.S. Boothe & Sally McCracken. Not sure if Sally is Becky's mom. Becky's 1/2 brother John is my Grandfather. Contact mmacri4365@aol.com. Thanks for all the replys that I have received on other info I have requested.


1/26/07 - If anyone knows the current whereabouts of Roger Ellis that lived at Premier in the 1950's, please contact cathy_woodward@dell.com


1/23/07 - Trying to find some one who knew my father Howard Sexton. He lived in Little Davy, and was born in Jenkin Jones. He came from a large family of 12. His cousin was Dempsey Bishop, who lived in Davey. Any info would be great, since my father died in 1973. Elizabeth Carponti


1/20/07 - Looking for info on John A & Elizabeth Horner listed in 1870's US Census their daughters Susan horner & Victoria are listed. Susan married a stephen Sylvester Boothe and their children were Bettie Boothe whom never married and twin sons John Frank & Byrd Boothe. John is my Grandfather. If you have info to share email me at mmacri4365@aol.com.Thanks Audrey Boothe Macri


1/18/07 - I'm looking for family Info on Rosa Boothe born 10-08-1900 Her father was Steven Sylvester Boothe from McDowell Co., W. Va. Her mother was Sallie McCracken. I am grandaughter to her 1/2 brother John Frank Boothe. They had the same dad. Working on Family Tree and would love to add families of Rosa Boothe. I believe she never married. Or should I say I have found in my research that she neve married. I have info on the Boothe families of Florida whom all moved here from West Virginia & Virginia. Please contact me at mmacri4365@aol.com or mmacri4365@windstream.net. Audrey Boothe Macri


1/16/07 - Looking for any info on Albert Brewster who married Vergie Stevenson. Ronnie Maynor


1/15/07 - Looking for the Munsey family that lived in Warriormine during the 1930's. My second Mother had relative's living there whom we visited quite often. Believe one of her sister's may have married a Snyder and they moved in with us when we were living on William Pokey. Her maiden name was: Biddie Fannie Munsey. She passed away on 11 June 1941. Does anyone know how I could obtain the obituaries for about 13 June 1941? It would probably have been in the Bluefield or Welch news. MSgtNeely@msn.com


1/15/07 - My name is Judith Walters Gordon and I am trying to find genealogy information on Sallie Thomas Sharrett...birth - 4-19-1891.......death - 8-16-1922 Charles Edward Sharrett....birth - 10-01-1881.......death 12-05-1954 They mostly lived in the Davy area. I think they originated from Tennessee or Kentucky. Thanks Judith


1/14/07 - I am looking for information for the dates of Nancy Jane and Henry Stewart Williams of War, WVA. I believe Nancy Jane's death occurred in 1963. I don' know when Henry Stewart's death occurred. Further, if anyone has any information that will help me identify Henry Stewart's father, I would greatly appreciate your help. They were my grandparents. Thanks Willy


1/14/07 - I am looking for any info on Superior Coal Mines during 1954...my husband's father Joseph Benjamin Owens was killed there in June 25-1954.... looking for any info on this...I am looking for info on his (Joseph's) parents and any family members....looking for info on the Alberta family my husband's mother was Clara Alberta would appreciate any info Thanks Brenda Owens


1/13/07 - I am looking for information on Baptist Churches in Bradsaw,WV...We are interested in helping folks in that area..If you have any information it would be a great help..There is on e church that caught our attention when we were there.Emanuel Baptist Church..We would like to make contact with the pastor or one of the church leaders.If you have a phone number we would be glad to call..Thank you very much..God Bless, Gerald


1/10/07 - Looking for Input on Eviction of Eckman/Eureka Hollow Inhabitants. Journalist and former VISTA volunteer McDowell County looking for input about eviction of the inhabitants of Eckman-Eureka Hollow Ė from residents, other media people, health & welfare professionals and other informants. Also pixs of Ďwhatís going oní. Daniella Ashkenazy


1/9/07 - I LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTO'S OF ECKMAN WEST VIRGINIA IN MCDOWELL COUNTY, ALSO KNOWN AS EUREKA HOLLOW. THANKS jprater@frontiernet.net


1/7/07 - Looking for Information on John Boothe. Son of Steven Boothe and Jennie Stinson Boothe. John was married to Rowena Lee Altizer. mmacri4365@aol.com


1/7/07 - I am researching my family tree and would like to know if anyone has any information on Thomas Frazier Brown (my grandfather), his wife Annie Davis Brown. My father's name was John F Brown. He was born in Yukon, WV in 1935. TBailey496@aol.com


1/5/07 - WOULD LIKE TO FIND PICTURE OF THE JENKINJONES #8 COMPANY STORE 1940-1950 ERA. ALSO PICTURE OF ALEC BILLIPS WHO WAS A CONSTABLE IN JJ IN THE 40;S THANKS, BILL


1/4/07 - My name is Jerry Miller. My mother, Dessie Miller, taught a girls Sunday School class at the Nazarene church in Welch, in the late 60's to the early 70's. My mother will be 80 years old this year and she would like to hear from some of the people that were in her class. I would love to send you her address. Thanks, Jerry


1/1/07 - I'm searching for photos of either of the old school houses at Belcher Mountain. Would also like to know if anyone knows when they were built and taken down. Thanks David Grubb

 


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