McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Lewis Howard Payne

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Dale L. Payne article, page 218.
Lewis Howard Payne was born on 2 Jan 1886 and died 2 Sep 1922. He married
Patty Mullins, daughter of William and Meda Mullins. Their children were:
Howard, Everett, Earl, Verner, Elmer, Oma and Meda.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 252B, Family #238.
Listed as Lewis Payne, age 14, born in Jan 1886 in WV, in household of
father, William Payne.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 222. Everett
Cortelyou Payne, submitted by Shelia E. Payne, 1008 Belmont Drive, Dickson,
TN 37055.
Everett C. Payne, born 17 Sep 1908, was son of Lewis Howard and Patty Mullins
Payne.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 13 May 1910, Page 78A,
Family #232.
Listed as Lewis H. Payne, age 24, born in WV, married 2 yrs, farmer, head of household.


Lucinda Mullins

1. "McDowell Co, WV Marriages" transcribed by WPA, page 33.
Preston Mullins; age 21; married Lucinda Mullins, age 18, on 16 Oct 1889 in McDowell Co, WV by
James L. Payne.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 255A, Family #287.
Listed as Lucinda Mullins, age 26, born in VA in 1874, married 10 yrs, 4 children, 3 living, in household
of husband, Robert P. Mullins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 8 May 1910, Page 75A,
Family #160.
Listed as Lucy Mullins, age 38, born in VA, widowed, 7 children, 3 living, head of household.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A, Family #337.
Listed as Lucy Mullins, age 47, born in VA, widow, in household of Lawrence Mullins.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 4 Apr 1930, Page 202A, Family #22.
Listed as Luly Mullins, age 54, born in VA, widowed, farmer, head of household.


Robert Preston Mullins

1. "McDowell Co, WV Marriages" transcribed by WPA, page 33.
Preston Mullins; age 21; married Lucinda Mullins, age 18, on 16 Oct 1889 in McDowell Co, WV by
James L. Payne.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 255A, Family #287.
Listed as Robert Mullins, age 28, born in VA in Jan 1872, farmer, head of household.


Lucinda Mullins

1. "McDowell Co, WV Marriages" transcribed by WPA, page 33.
Preston Mullins; age 21; married Lucinda Mullins, age 18, on 16 Oct 1889 in McDowell Co, WV by
James L. Payne.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 255A, Family #287.
Listed as Lucinda Mullins, age 26, born in VA in 1874, married 10 yrs, 4 children, 3 living, in household
of husband, Robert P. Mullins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 8 May 1910, Page 75A,
Family #160.
Listed as Lucy Mullins, age 38, born in VA, widowed, 7 children, 3 living, head of household.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A, Family #337.
Listed as Lucy Mullins, age 47, born in VA, widow, in household of Lawrence Mullins.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 4 Apr 1930, Page 202A, Family #22.
Listed as Luly Mullins, age 54, born in VA, widowed, farmer, head of household.


Preston Mullins

1. "Hertiage of McDowell County, WV 1858-1999, Vol II, "Everett and Linnie Mullins" article page 215.
Lucinda Mullins married Robert Mullins; children: Preston, Andy, and Rebecca M.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 8 May 1910, Page 75A,
Family #160.
Listed as Preston Mullins, age 18, born in WV, in household of mother, Lucinda Mullins Mullins.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 255A, Family #287.
Listed as Preston Mullins, age 6, born in WV in Oct 1893, in household of father, Robert P. Mullins.


Moses Mullins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 14 Feb 1920, Page 233A,
Family #338.
Listed as Moses Mullins, age 1 yr, 2 months, born in WV, in household of father, Preston Mullins.
2. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV" 1858-1999, Vol II, "Mose Mullins" article, Page 216.
Mose Mullins; born on 29 Nov 1919 at Paynesville; died on 4 May 1968 at Mattie Williams Hospital in
Richlands, VA; buried in Noah Mullins Cemetery on State Line Ridge in McDowell Co, WV.


Miles Harper Keene

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 19 May 1910, Page 78B,
Family #240.
Listed as Harper Keen, age 26, born in WV, married 5 years, farm laborer, head of household.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 5 Feb 1920, Page 227 B,
Family #244.
Listed as Harp Keene, age 39, born in WV, farmer, head of household.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 30 Apr 1930, Page 219B, Family #300.
Listed as Harper Keene, age 48, born in WV, married at 23, farmer, head of household.
4. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Miles Harper Keene; born on 12 Jun 1881; died on 28 Apr 1952; "Son of William and Nancy Vance
Keene"; buried here.


Martha Lester

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 247B, Family #158.
Listed as Martha Lester, age 10, born in May 1890 in WV, in household of
father, James W. Lester.
2. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Martha Keen Hagerman; born on 11 May 1891; died on 7 Jul 1977; "Daughter of Jim and Sarah
Hicks (sic, Young) Lester; wife of Harper Keene and Riley Hagerman"; buried here.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 19 May 1910, Page 78B,
Family #240.
Listed as Martha Keen, age 20, born in WV, married 5 years, 3 children, 2 living, in household of
husband, Miles H. Keene.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 5 Feb 1920, Page 227 B,
Family #244.
Listed as Martha Keene, age 28, born in WV, in household of husband, Miles Harper Keene.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 30 Apr 1930, Page 219B, Family #300.
Listed as Martha Keene, age 38, born in WV, married at 13, in household of husband, Miles H. Keene.


Rebecca L. Keene

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 19 May 1910, Page 78B,
Family #240.
Listed as Rebecca L. Keen, age 7 months, born in WV, in household of father, Miles H. Keene.


Ellis Keene

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Elles Keene; born on 4 Jul 1919; died on 10 Mar 1925; "Courthouse records show death on 25 Mar
1925, 5 yrs old, son of Harper and Martha Lester Keene"; buried here.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 5 Feb 1920, Page 227 B,
Family #244.
Listed as Ellis Keene, age 5 months, born in WV, in household of father, Miles Harper Keene.


William Cecil Keene

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
William Cecil Keene; born on 25 Jan 1927; died on 30 Jan 1927; "Son of Harper and Martha Lester
Keene"; buried here.


Milos Edison Keene

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Milos E. Keene; born on 26 Apr 1932; died on 5 May 1932; "Courthouse records show birth on 26 Apr
1932, death on 1 May 1932, 5 days old, son of Harper and Martha Lester Keene"; buried here.


Edna Keene

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Edna Roberts; born on 14 Sep 1935; died on 16 Mar 1968; "Died of cancer, daughter of Harper and
Martha Lester Keene, wife of Gervis Roberts"; buried here.


William Dewey Lester

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
William Dewey Lester; born on 3 Nov 1908; died on 11 Oct 1953; "son of Paris and Elizabeth Steel
Lester, husband of Lula Horn Lester"; buried here.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 17 Feb 1920, Page 21B,
Family #360.
Listed as Dewey Lester, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Paris Lester.


Lula Horn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 4/5 Feb 1920, Page 227A,
Family #235.
Listed as Lula Horn, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, John F. Horn.
2. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Lula Horn Lester; born on 2 Jul 1917; died on 2 Apr 2000; "Daughter of John and Sarah, added by
Lona Payne".


Jesse Raymond Shirley

1. 1910 Census, Allegany Co, MD; Mt Savage; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 167B; Family #61/67.
Listed as Jesse R. Shirley; age 17; born in MD; coal miner; in household of father, Charles D. Shirley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 159; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Shirley; age 30; born in Washington Co, MD; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of David and Annie Shirley; married on 1 Jun 1927 at Twin Branch; Rhoda E. Keen; age 21; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of M.H. and Martha Keen.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 011677; WV Archives Web Site.
Jessie R. Shirley; age 74; born in MD; widowed; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; SS# 232-16-2836;
served in WW I; son pf Charlie and _______ Shirley; died 17 Aug 1967 at Bradshaw, WV; from;
cor pulmonale; due to chronic pulmonary insufficiency; buried; 20 Aug 1967 in Vance Cemetery,
Paynesville, NC; informant, Raymond Shirley, Bradshaw.
4. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Jess R. Shirley; born on 12 Sep 1892; died on 17 Aug 1967; "PFC WV WW II, husband of Rhoda
Keen Shirley"; buried here.


Rhoda Ellen Keene

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 5 Feb 1920, Page 227 B,
Family #244.
Listed as Rhoda E. Keene, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Miles Harper Keene.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 159; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Shirley; age 30; born in Washington Co, MD; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of David and Annie Shirley; married on 1 Jun 1927 at Twin Branch; Rhoda E. Keen; age 21; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of M.H. and Martha Keen.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'61 000660; WV Archives Web Site.
Rhoda Ellen Shirley; age 48; born 26 Jan 1912 in WV; married; housewife; livng at Bradshaw, WV;
daughter of Harper and Martha (Hagerman) (sic?, Lester?) Keene; died 19 Jan 1961 at Bradshaw, WV;
from unknown; DOA; due to hypertensive cardio vascular disease; buried 21 Jan 1961 in Vance
Cemtery, Bradshaw, WV; informant, Jesse Shirley, Bradshaw, WV.
4. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Rhoda E. Shirley; born on 26 Jan 1912; died on 19 Jan 1961; "Daughter of Harper and Martha
(Lester) Keene, wife of Jess R. Shirley"; buried here.


James Enoch Keene

1. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Contrary PO, taken on 25 Aug 1860, Page 818, Family #404.
Listed as Enoch Keen, age 11, born in VA, in household of father, Mathias Keen.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Garden District, page 346A.
Listed as Enoch Keen, age 29, born in VA, in household of brother, Jonas Keen.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Jun 1900; Page 248A;
Family #159/159.
Listed as Enoch Keen; age 50; born in VA in Mar 1850; in household of brother, William Keene.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Paynesville, taken on 16/17 Feb 1920, Page
234A, Family #347.
Listed as Enoch Keene, age 65, born in VA, in household of niece, Rhoda Keene Compton.
5. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
James Enoch Keene; born in Jun 1849; died on 22 Feb 1922; "Age 71, these are courthouse dates,
son of Mot (Mathias) and Theresa Keene; father of Whiitten Keene"; buried here.


Cordelia Keene

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Cordilla Keene; born in 1859; died in Dec 1916; "Wife of James Enoch Keene"; buried here.


Alexander Vance

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 15 Apr 1930, Page 261B, Family #262.
Listed as Alexander Vance, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Mathias Vance.
2. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Alexander Vance; born on 13 Mar 1913; died on 25 Sep 1970; "son of Mathias Vance"; buried here.
3. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Roger Lee Vance; born on 13 May 1944; died on 28 Jan 1969; "Son of Alexander and Helen
Mitchell Vance, grandson of Mathias Vance"; buried here.


Roger Lee Vance

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Roger Lee Vance; born on 13 May 1944; died on 28 Jan 1969; "Son of Alexander and Helen
Mitchell Vance, grandson of Mathias Vance"; buried here.


Noah M. Coleman

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 244B, Family #103.
Listed as Noah M. Coleman, age 2, born in Feb 1898 in WV, in household of
father, William Coleman.Twin of William T. Coleman.
2. "McDowell County WV Heritage", MCHS, 1995, Vol I, "Henry and Fannie Harmon" article, Page 195.
Henry Harmon; born abt 1870; died in 1937; married Fannie Underwood on 8 Feb 1899, daughter of
Peter and Annie Underwood.
Daughter, Mary E. Harman; born in 1901; married Noah Coleman. Noah Coleman; born in 1898;
died in 1968; "buried in cemetery on Bluefield (VA?) /Tazewell, VA road".
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 May 1910, Page 94A, Family
# 265.
Listed as Noah M. Coleman, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, William Coleman.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 223A,
Family #164.
Listed as Noah Coleman, age 21, born in WV, laborer in lumber mill, head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 10 Apr 1930, Page 253A,
Family #214.
Listed as Noah Coleman, age 33, born in WV, married at 18, farmer, head of household.


Mary E. Harman

1. "McDowell County WV Heritage", MCHS, 1995, Vol I, "Henry and Fannie Harmon" article, Page 195.
Henry Harmon; born abt 1870; died in 1937; married Fannie Underwood on 8 Feb 1899, daughter of
Peter and Annie Underwood.
Daughter, Mary E. Harman; born in 1901; married Noah Coleman.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring District, taken on 16 Apr 1910, Page 218A,
Family #19.
Listed as Mary Harman, age 8, born in WV; in household of father, Henry M. Harman.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 223A,
Family #164.
Listed as Mary Coleman, age 20, born in WV, in household of husband, Noah Coleman.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 10 Apr 1930, Page 253A,
Family #214.
Listed as Mary Coleman, age 30, born in WV, married at 17, in household of husband, Noah Coleman.


Gleason Coleman

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 10 Apr 1930, Page 253A,
Family #214.
Listed as Gleason Coleman, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Noah Coleman.


Alva Otis Coleman

1. "McDowell County WV Heritage", MCHS, 1995, Vol I, "Henry and Fannie Harmon" article, Page 195.
Henry Harmon; born abt 1870; died in 1937; married Fannie Underwood on 8 Feb 1899, daughter of
Peter and Annie Underwood.
Daughter, Mary E. Harman; born in 1901; married Noah Coleman. Noah Coleman; born in 1898;
died in 1968; "buried in cemetery on Bluefield (VA?) /Tazewell, VA road"; children: Sonny, Glen,
Othello, Alva, Gene, Raymond, Doc, Noah, and Glenna. Alva Coleman; born on 5 Jul 1919; married
Junita Hughes, daughter of Noah and Ellen Craig Hughes.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 223A,
Family #164.
Listed as Alvira Coleman, age 2 months, born in WV, in household of father, Noah Coleman.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 10 Apr 1930, Page 253A,
Family #214.
Listed as Alva Coleman, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Noah Coleman.


Juanita Hughes

1. "McDowell County WV Heritage", MCHS, 1995, Vol I, "Henry and Fannie Harmon" article, Page 195.
Henry Harmon; born abt 1870; died in 1937; married Fannie Underwood on 8 Feb 1899, daughter of
Peter and Annie Underwood.
Daughter, Mary E. Harman; born in 1901; married Noah Coleman. Noah Coleman; born in 1898;
died in 1968; "buried in cemetery on Bluefield (VA?) /Tazewell, VA road"; children: Sonny, Glen,
Othello, Alva, Gene, Raymond, Doc, Noah, and Glenna. Alva Coleman; born on 5 Jul 1919; married
Junita Hughes, daughter of Noah and Ellen Craig Hughes.
2. Social Security Death index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Juanita Coleman; born 23 Apr 1932; died 15 Apr 1993; last residence, Bradshaw, McDowell Co, WV;
SS #235-64-9344; card issued in WV in 1957/1958.