McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Paris Lester

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Abner Hulen & Martha Webb Lester article,page 187.
Paris Lester, born in Dec 1881, died on 4 Jan 1962, married first, Elizabeth Lester, daughter of James and Catherine
Lester Steel, second Pricy Riffe and third, Lucy Baker Mullins.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 247B, Family #157.
Listed as Paris Lester, age 18, born in Dec 1881 in WV, in household of
sister, Mary Lester.
3. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Paris Lester; born in Dec 1881; died on 4 Jan 1962; "son of Abner and Martha Webb Lester, husband of Elizabeth Steel
Lester and Lucy Baker Mullins, stone buit by A.H. Baker, Jolo, WV"; buried here.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 17 Feb 1920, Page 21B,
Family #360.
Listed as Paris Lester, age 39, born in WV, farmer, head of household.


Elizabeth Steele

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 247B, Family #158.
Listed as Elizabeth Steel, age 15, born in May 1885 in WV, in household of
step-father, James W. Lester?
2. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Abner Hulen & Martha Webb Lester article,
page 187.
Paris Lester, born in Dec 1881, died on 4 Jan 1962, married first, Elizabeth
Lester, daughter of James and Catherine Lester Steel, second Pricy Riffe and
third, Lucy Baker Mullins.
3. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Elizabeth Lester; born in 1888; died on 3 Apr 1926; "Courthouse records state birth in 1886, died at age 40, daughter of
James Harvey and Catherine Payne Steel, wife of Paris Lester"; buried here.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 17 Feb 1920, Page 21B,
Family #360.
Listed as Elizabeth Lester, age 30, born in WV, in household of husband, Paris Lester.


James "Jimmie" Lester

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Jimmie Lester; born in 1901; died in 1902; "Son of Paris and Elizabeth Steel Lester"; buried here.


Columbus Lester

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Columbus Lester; born on 11 Aug 1920; died on 29 (sic, buried on this date) Dec 1939; "Gunshot
wound, son of Paris and Elizabeth Steel Lester"; buried here.
2. "McDowell Recorder"; Welch, WV; Wednesday, 8 Jan 1940; Front Page article; "Paynesville Boy
Killed on Hunting Trip"; "Body Found in Woods Guarded By His Dog"
"A hunting trop into the mountains near Paynesville with his dog as his sole companion ended
tragically Wednesday for Columbus Lester, 19-yr-old Paynesville youth.
"Young Lester's lifeless body was found Wednesday afternoon about 100 feet from his single barrell shot gun which apparently went off accidentelly. From imprints found on the snow it appeared as though the youth crawled on his hands and knees to the spot where he was found.
"It is believed that the gun fell out of the boy's hand, the trigger striking a log which caused the
gun to go off. Shotgun wounds were found in the stomach.
"Lester had left his home to go hunting about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Apparently he had
been dead for more than an hour when found by a passerby.
"Nestled close to the boy's body was his faithful dog which would not allow anyone to come near
his master until the arriaval of the youth's father.
"No autopsy was performed on the body since it was apparent that the youth met death
accidentally.
"Young Lester had graduated from Iaeger high school last spring. Since completing his high school education he had been working on his father's farm.
"Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Paris Lester, and several brothers and sisters.
"Funeral Services were held at home Fri. afternoon. Burial was made in the Paynesville Cemetery. The Fanning Funeral Home at Iaeger had charge of funeral arrangements."


Preston Mullins Sr.

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 278A, Family #859.
Listed as Preston Mullins, age 4, born in VA, in household of father,
William Mullins.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Riley Mullins Search, 20 May 2002, submitted by
Michelle Mann, whiteraven@kvinet.com.
Preston Mullins; born in 1847 in Buchanan Co, VA; son of William and Judah
Osborn Mullins; married Rebecca Blankenship on 29 Jan 1866 in Buchanan Co,
VA; eight children: Martha J. (adopted); Spicy; John (married Monty _____);
William; Preston, Jr; Harvey; Riley; and Jackson Mullins.
3. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Contrary PO, taken on 25 Aug 1860, Page 818, Family #405.
Listed as Preston Mullins, age 13, born in VA, in household of father, William T. Mullins.
4. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy District, taken on 5 Jun 1880, page 352A, Family #23.
Listed as Preston Mullins, age 25 (sic, 34), born in VA, farmer, head of household.
5. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District, taken on 28 Jun 1900, Page 254B, Family #273.
Listed as ???? Mullins, age 54, born in Apr 1846 in VA, widowed, farmer, head of household.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A,
Family #338.
Listed as Preston Mullins, age 77, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Lucinda A. "Lucy" Baker

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 239B, Family #204.
Listed as Lucinda Baker, age 7, born in Feb 1893 in VA, in household of father, William M. Baker.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A, Family #338.
Listed as Lucy A. Mullins, age 26, born in VA, in household of husband, Preston Mullins.
3. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Abner Hulen & Martha Webb Lester article,page 187.
Paris Lester, born in Dec 1881, died on 4 Jan 1962, married first, Elizabeth Lester, daughter of James and Catherine
Lester Steel, second Pricy Riffe and third, Lucy Baker Mullins.


Isaac Mullins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A, Family #338.
Listed as Isaac Mullins, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Preston Mullins.


Paris Lester

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Abner Hulen & Martha Webb Lester article,page 187.
Paris Lester, born in Dec 1881, died on 4 Jan 1962, married first, Elizabeth Lester, daughter of James and Catherine
Lester Steel, second Pricy Riffe and third, Lucy Baker Mullins.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 247B, Family #157.
Listed as Paris Lester, age 18, born in Dec 1881 in WV, in household of
sister, Mary Lester.
3. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Paris Lester; born in Dec 1881; died on 4 Jan 1962; "son of Abner and Martha Webb Lester, husband of Elizabeth Steel
Lester and Lucy Baker Mullins, stone buit by A.H. Baker, Jolo, WV"; buried here.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 17 Feb 1920, Page 21B,
Family #360.
Listed as Paris Lester, age 39, born in WV, farmer, head of household.


Lucinda A. "Lucy" Baker

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 239B, Family #204.
Listed as Lucinda Baker, age 7, born in Feb 1893 in VA, in household of father, William M. Baker.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A, Family #338.
Listed as Lucy A. Mullins, age 26, born in VA, in household of husband, Preston Mullins.
3. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Abner Hulen & Martha Webb Lester article,page 187.
Paris Lester, born in Dec 1881, died on 4 Jan 1962, married first, Elizabeth Lester, daughter of James and Catherine
Lester Steel, second Pricy Riffe and third, Lucy Baker Mullins.


Oliver Troy Lester

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
O. Troy Lester; born on 6 Mar 1933; died on 17 Sep 1959; " gunshot wound, son of Paris and Lucy Baker Mullins,
twin of Lee Roy Lester"; buried here.


William Whitten Payne

1. USGENWEB Project, The Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
page 3 of 15, Listing #43.
Whitten Payne, 10 Mar 1887- 29 Aug 1970, son of James L. and Louise Vance
Payne, husband of Louise Keen Jones and Leaborn Wimmer. Louise Vance was
sister of David Vance.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 16 Apr 1930, Page 262A, Family #379.
Listed as Whitten Payne, age 43, born in WV, married at 26, farmer, head of household.


Louisa Keene

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Louisa Payne; born on 22 Feb 1887; died on 17 Sep 1950; " daughter of Whitten and Lottie Harman
Keen, wife of Will Jones and Whitten Payne"; buried here beside husband, Whitten Payne.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 19 May 1910, Page 78B,
Family #237.
Listed as Louise Jones, age 20, born in WV, married 4 yrs, 2 children, 1 living, in household of
husband, William L. Jones.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 16 Apr 1930, Page 262A, Family #379.
Listed as Louisa Payne, age 40, born in WV, married at 23, in household of husband, Whitten Payne.


Irvin Payne

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Irven Payne; born on 22 Apr 1914; died on 22 Apr 1915; "son of Whitten and Louisa Keene Payne".


Alvin Payne

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 16 Apr 1930, Page 262B, Family #379.
Listed as Alvin Payne, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, Whitten Payne.


Cecil Payne

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Cecil Payne; born on 25 Mar 1920; died on 14 Sep 1943;" Killed in WW II, son of Whitten and Louisa
Keene Payne".
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 16 Apr 1930, Page 262B, Family #379.
Listed as Cecil Payne, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Whitten Payne.


Elizabeth Payne

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 16 Apr 1930, Page 262B, Family #379.
Listed as Elizabeth Payne, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Whitten Payne.


Wilburn H. Cantrell Sr

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden Districy; taken on 8 Jun 1900; Page 217A; Image 11 of 32;
Family #94/96.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrel; age 3; born in VA in Oct 1896; in household of father, Wilson H. Cantrell.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 12 May 1910; Page 77B;
Image 25 of 28; Family #212/213.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrel; age 13; born in VA ; in household of father, Wilson H. Cantrell.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #84; 5 Jun 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Wilburn Cantrel; age 21; born 21 Oct 1896 in Buchanan Co, VA; living at Paynesville, WV; father's
birth place, Russell Co, VA; farmer; nearest relative, Lady Belle Cantrel, Paynesville, WV; tall with slender
build; dark eyes and dark hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 14 Feb 1920; page 233A;
Image 13 of 16; Family #335/337.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrel; age 23, born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 24/25 Apr 1930; page 215B; image 29
of 42; Family #231/232.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrel; age 33; born in VA; married at 19; farmer; head of household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #301.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrell; age 43; born in VA; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; timberman in timber business; head of household.
7. Internet, e-mail, 7 Jun 2000, quacaha@hotmail.com, Jo Willingham, Austin, TX.
Catherine Muncey Coleman married second James Rowe. They had a daughter,
Lady Belle Rowe, who married (_________) Cantrell.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16358; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilburn Cantreel; age 48; born in Russell Co, VA; married; husband of Sady (sic Lady) Bell Cantreel,
age 49; farmer; son of Wilson and Vicie (Vance) Cantreel; died 13 May 1944 at Paynesville, WV; from
cardaric failure due to bilateral pneumonia; buried in Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, WV; informant,
James Cantreel, Paynesville, WV.
8. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Wilburn Cantrell; born in 1896; died in 1944; "son of Wilson and Vicy Vance Cantrell, husband of Lady Belle Rowe
Cantrell"; buried here.


Lady Belle Rowe

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Jun 1900; Page 246A;
Family #128/128.
Listed as Lady Belle Rowe; age 4; born in WV in Mar 1896; in household of father, James J. Rowe.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 14 Feb 1920; page 233A;
Image 13 of 16; Family #335/337.
Listed as Lady B. Cantrel; age 23, born in WV; married; in household of husband, Wilburn Cantrell.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 24/25 Apr 1930; page 215B; image 29
of 42; Family #231/232.
Listed as Belle Cantrel; age 33; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Wilburn Cantrell.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #301.
Listed as Lady Belle Cantrell; age 44; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William M. Cantrell.
5. Internet, e-mail, 7 Jun 2000, quacaha@hotmail.com, Jo Willingham, Austin,TX.
Catherine Muncey Coleman married second James Rowe. They had a daughter,
Lady Belle Rowe, who married (_________) Cantrell.
6. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Lady Belle Cantrell; born in 1896; died in 1979; "daughter of Jim and Katie Muncey Rowe, wife of
Wilburn Cantrell"; buried here.


Alexander Elle Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 24/25 Apr 1930; page 215B; image 29
of 42; Family #231/232.
Listed as Elle Cantrel; age 2 yrs, 1 mon; born in VA; in household of father, Wilburn Cantrell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #301.
Listed as Alec Cantrell; age 12; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William M. Cantrell.


Wade Vance

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 246B, Family #135.
Listed as Wade Vance, age 4 months, born in Jan 1900 in WV, in household of
father, David Vance.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 11 May 1910; Page 77A;
Family #200.
Listed as Wade Vance, age 10, born in WV; in household of father, David Vance.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 241A; Family #2.
Listed as Wade Vance; age 30; born in WV; married at 20; farmer; head of household.
4. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Wade Vance; born 22 Jan 1900; died on 5 Sep 1972; "son of David and Cosby Lester Vance, husband
of Mattie (Horn) Vance and Linnie (sic?)Horn.
(Other listings in this cemetery refer to Will and Linnie Horn Vance; not Wade)
5. Social Security Death Index.
Wade Vance; born on 22 Jan 1900; died in Sep 1972; living at Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV at death.


Mattie E. Horn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 4/5 Feb 1920, Page 227A,
Family #235.
Listed as Mattie E. Horn, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, John F. Horn.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 241A; Family #2.
Listed as Mattie Vance; age 22; born in WV; married at 18; in household of husband, Wade Vance.
3. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Mattie Vance; born 15 Jun 1908; "not deceased (at time of cemetery census in 1985), daughter of
John and Sarah Lester Horn, wife of Wade Vance".
4. Social Security Death Index.
Mattie Vance; born on 15 Jun 1908; died on 21 Nov 1999; living at Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV at
death.


Jesse Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A, Family #245.
Listed as Jessie Pruett, age 45, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Lotty J. Addair

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 244A, Family #94.
Listed as Lotty J. Adair, age 13, born in Jun 1887, in household of father,
Henry Adair.
2. "Welch and Its People" "Henry Addair" article, by Rose Marino, page 6.
Lotty married (_______) Pruitt.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A, Family #245.
Listed as Lottie Pruett, age 43, born in WV, married at 20, in household of husband, Jesse Pruitt.


Lola Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A, Family #245.
Listed as Lola Pruett, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Pruitt.


Thomas E. Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A, Family #245.
Listed as Tom Pruett, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Pruitt.


Elva Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A, Family #245.
Listed as Elva Pruett, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Pruitt.


Lawrence Levi Belcher DDS

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by TS; 4 Nov 2009.
"Dr Lawrence Levi Belcher
Birth 30 Jul 1884
West Virginia, USA
Death 8 Feb 1960 (aged 75)
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 43941063 "

Additional Information Posted:
"He was born July 30th, 1884 Belchertown (Keystone), McDowell Co., WV There is some thought that he may have been born in Sept, not July.
His parents, siblings, and their families called him Levi, but his children, wife, and friends in Welch, WV called him Lawrence. Alternate DOB: 30 Sep 1884.

"When Lawrence Levi Belcher was born his father, John Turner Belcher, was 40 and his mother, Cynthia, was 34.
Lawrence Belcher graduated from the University of Maryland Dental College in 1908.

"In 1909 he married Beanna Susan Burton and they had five children in 12 years. His first born child was named Lawrence Laben. "Laben" only lived from 1911 to 1916. His other children in birth order were: Majorie Burton Belcher, 1913 -2007, Harold "Hal" Burton Belcher 1915-1967, Margaret Annette "Anna" Belcher 1919-1982 and Betty Jane Belcher 1923-1930.
1910 finds L.L. Belcher, 25 years old and living in Browns Creek, West Virginia with his wife, Bena. In 1920, Levi L. Belcher was 35 years old and lived in Welch, West Virginia with his wife, Bena, son, and 2 daughters.

"Lawerence Belcher served 2 years as congressman for the 5th Congressional District of WV.

"In 1960 he had been living with his daughter, Marjorie for several years and suffered from arthritis.
He died on February 8, 1960, in Charleston, West Virginia, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mercer, West Virginia.

"Dr. Lawrence L. Belcher was a Dentist in McDowell Co, WV for most of his life.
He died on February 8, 1960, in Charleston, West Virginia, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mercer, West Virginia."


Bena Susan Burton

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by TS; 4 Nov 2009.
" Bena Susan Burton Belcher
Birth 1884
Death 19 Jan 1950 (aged 65–66)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 135419351"

Additional Information Posted:
"Bena Susan Burton Belcher was the daughter of John Nicholas Burton and Martha Cornett. She was born in Grayson Co, VA, in Jan 1884. She attended college then moved to McDowell Co. where on 19 Dec 1909 she married Lawerence Levi Belcher, dentist and raised her family in Brown's Creek District, McDowell, WV.

"1910 she is 26 years old and living in Browns Creek,McDowell Co, West Virginia with her husband.
Her first born child was named Lawrence Laben. "Laben" only lived from 1911 to 1916. Her other children in birth order were: Majorie Burton Belcher, 1913 -2007, Harold "Hal" Burton Belcher 1915-1967, Margaret Annette "Anna" Belcher 1919-1982 and Betty Jane Belcher who was her last child only lived from 1923-1930, dying when she was only 7 years old.

"She attended St. Lukes Episcopal Church and died of liver cancer in Stevens Clinic Hospital in Welch, WV."


William W. "Will" Vance

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 246B, Family #135.
Listed as William W. Vance, age 11, born in Nov 1888 in WV, in household of
father, David Vance.
2. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
William Vance; born on 17 Nov 1889; died on 20 Aug 1956; "son of David and Cosby Lester Vance,
husband of Mattie Wyatt and Linnie Horn.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 4/5 Feb 1920, Page 14A,
Family #239.
Listed as William Vance, age 39, born in WV, farmer, head of household.


Hattie Vance

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Hattie Vance; born on 3 Apr 1923; died on 3 Jun 1926; "daughter of Will and Linnie Horn Vance";
buried here.


Homer Vance

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Homer Vance; born on 21 Feb 1925; died on 22 May 1926; "son of Will and Linnie Horn Vance";
buried here.


Okie Vance

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Okie Vance; born on 6 Aug 1929; died on 29 Jun 1934; "son of Will and Linnie Horn Vance"; buried here.


Mathias Scaggs Vance

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Mathias Vance; born in 1889; died in 1960; "son of Alexander and Betty Harman Vance, husband of
Martha Vance and Louisa Kennedy Vance"; buried here.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 13 May 1910, Page 78A,
Family #221.
Listed as Mathias Vance, age 20, born in WV, married 7 months, farm laborer, head of household.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 15 Apr 1930, Page 261B, Family #262.
Listed as Mathias Vance, age 42, born in WV, married at 17, coal miner, head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1960); Sandy River District; WV Archives Web Site.
Mathias Scaggs Vance; age 71; born on 22 May 1888; married; miner; living at Bradshaw, McDowell
Co, WV; son of Alex and Elizabeth (Harmon) Vance; died on 9 Mar 1960 at Bradshaw, WV from TB;
buried on 12 Mar 1960 in Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, WV; informant, Louise Kennedy, Bradshaw,
WV.


Louvisa Kenneda

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 253A, Family #248.
Listed as Louisa Kenaday, age 10, born in May 1890 in WV, in household of
father, Ephriam Kenaday.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 200A;
Family #232/241.
Listed as Louisa Mitchum; age 21; born in WV; married once for 6 yrs; 2 children, both living;
in household of husband, John Mitchem.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 368; WV Archives Web Site.
Mathias Vance; age 29; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Paynesville, WV; married
on 4 Jan 1919 at Paynesville, WV; Lievisa Mitchem; age 33; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no
parents listed.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 15 Apr 1930, Page 261B,
Family #262.
Listed as Louisa Vance, age 42, born in WV, married at 13, in household of husband, Mathias Vance.
5. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Louisa Vance; no dates; "wife of Mathias Vance"; buried here?


Lilly M. Vance

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 15 Apr 1930, Page 261B, Family #262.
Listed as Lilly M. Vance, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Mathias Vance.


Mose E. Vance

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 15 Apr 1930, Page 261B, Family #262.
Listed as Mose E. Vance, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Mathias Vance.
2. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Moses E. Vance; born on 8 Nov 1922; died on 11 Jan 1945; "WV PFC Co F, 180 Infantry, 45 Inf Division,
WW II, killed during the war, son of Mathias and Louisa Kennedy Vance"; buried here.
(May just be memoriel maker. Very few soldiers were returned home for burial during WW II).