McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Robert H. Parks

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Thomas Parks, age 21 yrs, 10 mons, 2 days, born in Wayne Co, VA (WV), son of Robert H. and Nancy Parks,
married on 5 Jun 1866 Mary M. Repass, age 23 yrs, 6 mons, born in Russell Co, VA, divorced, daughter of
John C. and Elizabeth Harrison. Married by S.P. Crockett.


Nancy

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Thomas Parks, age 21 yrs, 10 mons, 2 days, born in Wayne Co, VA (WV), son of Robert H. and Nancy Parks,
married on 5 Jun 1866 Mary M. Repass, age 23 yrs, 6 mons, born in Russell Co, VA, divorced, daughter of
John C. and Elizabeth Harrison. Married by S.P. Crockett.


Henderson F. Neel

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henderson F. Neel, age 23, born in Giles Co, VA, school teacher, son of John M. and Martha Neel, married on
6 Jun 1866, Lettie Hawthorn, age 14, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of James and Susan Hawthorn. Married
by J.T. Frazier.


Lettie Hawthorn

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henderson F. Neel, age 23, born in Giles Co, VA, school teacher, son of John M. and Martha Neel, married on
6 Jun 1866, Lettie Hawthorn, age 14, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of James and Susan Hawthorn. Married
by J.T. Frazier.


John M. Neel

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henderson F. Neel, age 23, born in Giles Co, VA, school teacher, son of John M. and Martha Neel, married on
6 Jun 1866, Lettie Hawthorn, age 14, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of James and Susan Hawthorn. Married
by J.T. Frazier.


Martha

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henderson F. Neel, age 23, born in Giles Co, VA, school teacher, son of John M. and Martha Neel, married on
6 Jun 1866, Lettie Hawthorn, age 14, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of James and Susan Hawthorn. Married
by J.T. Frazier.


James Hawthorn

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henderson F. Neel, age 23, born in Giles Co, VA, school teacher, son of John M. and Martha Neel, married on
6 Jun 1866, Lettie Hawthorn, age 14, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of James and Susan Hawthorn. Married
by J.T. Frazier.


Susan

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henderson F. Neel, age 23, born in Giles Co, VA, school teacher, son of John M. and Martha Neel, married on
6 Jun 1866, Lettie Hawthorn, age 14, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of James and Susan Hawthorn. Married
by J.T. Frazier.


Henry F.P. Davis

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henry F.P. Davis, age 20 yrs, 1 mon, 20 days, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of James and Margaret Davis, married
on 7 Jun 1866 Eleanor Greever, age 25, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of D.B. and Nancy Greever. Married by
J.J. Greever.


Eleanor V. "Ellen" Greever

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol II, Pages 436 & 437.
David B. Greever; son of Phillip II; grandson of Phillip I; born in 1804 in Burk's Garden; died in 1896; married first,
(_________) Thompson; second, Polly Spracher.
Children by (_________) Thompson: Margaret, married Stephen Mahood; Ellen, married Perry Davis; Campbell B.,
married Louisa Heninger; Thompson H., married Louisa Rogers; and Lindsey T., married Hannah Rhudy.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 13 Aug 1850, Page 260A, Family #613.
Listed as Eleanor V. Greever, age 9, born in VA, in household of father, David B. Greever.
3. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henry F.P. Davis, age 20 yrs, 1 mon, 20 days, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of James and Margaret Davis, married
on 7 Jun 1866 Eleanor Greever, age 25, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of D.B. and Nancy Greever. Married by
J.J. Greever.


James Harvey Vess

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 29 Sep 1850, Page 308A, Family #1272.
Listed as Harvey Vess, age 11, born in VA, in household of Francis McGuire.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Henry Vess Search, 25 Nov 2003, submitted byMartha Vest, worldconnect-
mickievest@sneakemail.com.
"Notes from researchers, Barbara Franklin and Christopher Vest: "In the 1850 Virginia Census, Tazewell County, James Harvey Vest (a.k.a. Harvey Vess) is an "Outbound", age 11,
in the home of Francis McGuire, A Farmer. Next door to the McGuire family is the family of Les H Whitt, Dwelling #
1273 with A Nancy Vess as an "Outbound" child, age 9, presumed to be a sister of James Harvey Vest. Five farms
down is the family of William Patton Harper, Uncle to Rachel Jane Harper.
"1860 Tazewell, Virginia Census: James Harvey Vest married Rachel Jane Harper about 1855-1857, Virginia. The
1860 census shows him to be married to a Rachell and living next door to the McGuire Family. Nancy Vest shows to
be living in the McGuire home instead of the Whitt home. William Patton Harper is listed to be on the other side of
McGuire. "1861: Aug. 22, 1861, James Harvey Vest a.k.a. James H Vess, enrolled in the Company D, 23rd Battalion Infantry
Regiment Virginia. Enlisted in Tazewell, Virginia. Rank: Private/Musician. Went on leave December 1862 and back
on Rolls 1 Feb 1863 and remained until War ended. Paroled after giving oath of Allegiance: June 12th, 1866,
Charleston, West Virginia. Paroled as Rank: Private/Musician. Description: Age 27, fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light
hair, Musician. Entry Note: Also known as James H Vess. Source: Document of the War Department.
"1870 census: Last abode: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia. About 1872, James Harvey Vest and Rachell and
children went by Covered Wagon to Gilmore Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky.
"1875: Rachell Harper Vest died either during child birth or after child birth of daughter Rhoda Alice Vest.
"1880 census: Precinct 2, Wolfe County, Kentucky. (He still lived in same place. Wolfe County was formed out of
Morgan County). Age 42, a Farmer/Home Farm, 8 children living at home. Census shows him to be married to a
Rachel, but Rachel was already deceased at that time. (1875).
"1883: James Harvey Vest marries Elizabeth Calhoun. Age of James: 45, and age of Elizabeth: 17. They
remained married until James deceased. James & Elizabeth had three children together. The first child was a
daughter, Rachel Jane Vest, named for Jame's first wife, Rachel.
"1901: 11 Feb 1901, James died of (presumed) "Flux". It is believed he is buried in the Haddix Cemetery,
however, that is not confirmed.
"1938: 12 Dec 1938, Elizabeth Calhoun applied for CSA pension for widowed wives of CSA soldiers. Application
number: 4816.
"Recently I spoke with a Walt Vest, a descendent, age 81. He said that he does not know who James Harvey
Vest's father was, but he did know that the ancestors date back to Liverpool, England. He further said that Sterling
Vest had the Vest Chronicles, which had all the Vest ancestors in it, but when Sterling Vest passed away, the
Chronicles disappeared. Walt also stated that James' grandfather came to Falls Church, Virginia in the mid
1700s and that he was an English Squire.
"Source: George Willard Vest (son of Howard Hagar Vest, son of David Jackson Vest): Mr. Vest explained to me
that James Harvey Vest originally was buried on David Jackson Vest's property on Johnson Fork Road.
However, when the home was sold, James Harvey Vest's grave was moved to another site and he does not
know where the other site is."


Rachel Jane Harper

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Henry Vess Search, 25 Nov 2003, submitted byMartha Vest, worldconnect-
mickievest@sneakemail.com.
"Notes from researchers, Barbara Franklin and Christopher Vest: "In the 1850 Virginia Census, Tazewell County, James Harvey Vest (a.k.a. Harvey Vess) is an "Outbound", age 11,
in the home of Francis McGuire, A Farmer. Next door to the McGuire family is the family of Les H Whitt, Dwelling #
1273 with A Nancy Vess as an "Outbound" child, age 9, presumed to be a sister of James Harvey Vest. Five farms
down is the family of William Patton Harper, Uncle to Rachel Jane Harper.
"1860 Tazewell, Virginia Census: James Harvey Vest married Rachel Jane Harper about 1855-1857, Virginia. The
1860 census shows him to be married to a Rachell and living next door to the McGuire Family. Nancy Vest shows to
be living in the McGuire home instead of the Whitt home. William Patton Harper is listed to be on the other side of
McGuire. "1861: Aug. 22, 1861, James Harvey Vest a.k.a. James H Vess, enrolled in the Company D, 23rd Battalion Infantry
Regiment Virginia. Enlisted in Tazewell, Virginia. Rank: Private/Musician. Went on leave December 1862 and back
on Rolls 1 Feb 1863 and remained until War ended. Paroled after giving oath of Allegiance: June 12th, 1866,
Charleston, West Virginia. Paroled as Rank: Private/Musician. Description: Age 27, fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light
hair, Musician. Entry Note: Also known as James H Vess. Source: Document of the War Department.
"1870 census: Last abode: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia. About 1872, James Harvey Vest and Rachell and
children went by Covered Wagon to Gilmore Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky.
"1875: Rachell Harper Vest died either during child birth or after child birth of daughter Rhoda Alice Vest.
"1880 census: Precinct 2, Wolfe County, Kentucky. (He still lived in same place. Wolfe County was formed out of
Morgan County). Age 42, a Farmer/Home Farm, 8 children living at home. Census shows him to be married to a
Rachel, but Rachel was already deceased at that time. (1875).
"1883: James Harvey Vest marries Elizabeth Calhoun. Age of James: 45, and age of Elizabeth: 17. They
remained married until James deceased. James & Elizabeth had three children together. The first child was a
daughter, Rachel Jane Vest, named for Jame's first wife, Rachel.
"1901: 11 Feb 1901, James died of (presumed) "Flux". It is believed he is buried in the Haddix Cemetery,
however, that is not confirmed.
"1938: 12 Dec 1938, Elizabeth Calhoun applied for CSA pension for widowed wives of CSA soldiers. Application
number: 4816.
"Recently I spoke with a Walt Vest, a descendent, age 81. He said that he does not know who James Harvey
Vest's father was, but he did know that the ancestors date back to Liverpool, England. He further said that Sterling
Vest had the Vest Chronicles, which had all the Vest ancestors in it, but when Sterling Vest passed away, the
Chronicles disappeared. Walt also stated that James' grandfather came to Falls Church, Virginia in the mid
1700s and that he was an English Squire.
"Source: George Willard Vest (son of Howard Hagar Vest, son of David Jackson Vest): Mr. Vest explained to me
that James Harvey Vest originally was buried on David Jackson Vest's property on Johnson Fork Road.
However, when the home was sold, James Harvey Vest's grave was moved to another site and he does not
know where the other site is."


Joseph Cordell

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 144.
Joseph Cordell married Mary Vess on 21 Apr 1849 in Tazewell Co, VA, by William McGuire.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 2 Oct 1850, Page 313B, Family #1351.
Listed as Joseph Cordel, age 36, born in NC, farmer, head of household.
3. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Springs PO, taken on 26/27 Jul 1860, Page 834, Family #1028.
Listed as Joseph Cordel, age 45, born in NC, farmer, head of household
4. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1865, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Jeremiah Cordell, age 18, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Joseph and Mary Cordell, married on
26 Oct 1865 Amy J. Proffitt, age 17, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of Edward and Sarah Proffitt. Married by
William P. Linkous.


Charles Cordell

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 2 Oct 1850, Page 313B, Family #1351.
Listed as Charles Cordel, age 6, born in VA, in household of father, Joseph Cordell.


Henry Vess

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Joseph White, age 21 yrs, 2 mons, born in tazewell Co, VA, son of Henry and Ellen White, married on 7 Jun 1866
Nancy K. Vass, age 25, born in Patrick Co, VA, daughter of Henry and Mary Vass. Married by William P. Linkous.


Mary (_______) Vess

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 2 Oct 1850, Page 313B, Family #1351.
Listed as Mary Cordel, age 30, born in VA, in household of husband, Joseph Cordell.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Springs PO, taken on 26/27 Jul 1860, Page 834, Family #1028.
Listed as Mary Cordel, age 40, born in VA, in household of husband, Joseph Cordell.
3. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1865, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Jeremiah Cordell, age 18, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Joseph and Mary Cordell, married on
26 Oct 1865 Amy J. Proffitt, age 17, born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of Edward and Sarah Proffitt. Married by
William P. Linkous.
4. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Joseph White, age 21 yrs, 2 mons, born in tazewell Co, VA, son of Henry and Ellen White, married on 7 Jun 1866
Nancy K. Vass, age 25, born in Patrick Co, VA, daughter of Henry and Mary Vass. Married by William P. Linkous.


Joseph White

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 29 Sep 1850, Page 308B, Familt #1282.
Listed as Joseph White, age 9, born in VA, in household of father, Henry White.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; Cedar Bluff PO; taken on 28 Jul 1860; Page 839;
Family #1062/1033.
Listed as Joseph White, age 17, born in VA, in household of father, Henry White.
3. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Joseph White, age 21 yrs, 2 mons, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Henry and Ellen White, married
on 7 Jun 1866 Nancy K. Vass, age 25, born in Patrick Co, VA, daughter of Henry and Mary Vass.
Married by William P. Linkous.


Nancy K. Vass

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 29 Sep 1850, Page 308A, Family #1273.
Listed as Nancy Vess, age 9, born in VA, in household of James H. Whitt.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Knob and Baptist valley PO's, taken on 3 Aug 1860, page 857, Family #1150.
Listed as Nancy Vess, age 19, born in VA, a domestic, in household of Frances McGuire.
3. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Joseph White, age 21 yrs, 2 mons, born in tazewell Co, VA, son of Henry and Ellen White, married on 7 Jun 1866
Nancy K. Vass, age 25, born in Patrick Co, VA, daughter of Henry and Mary Vass. Married by William P. Linkous.


James Davis

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henry F.P. Davis, age 20 yrs, 1 mon, 20 days, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of James and Margaret Davis, married
on 7 Jun 1866 Eleanor Greever, age 25, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of D.B. and Nancy Greever. Married by
J.J. Greever.


Margaret

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1866, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Henry F.P. Davis, age 20 yrs, 1 mon, 20 days, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of James and Margaret Davis, married
on 7 Jun 1866 Eleanor Greever, age 25, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of D.B. and Nancy Greever. Married by
J.J. Greever.