McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Charles Shelvin Rowe

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 22 Jun 1900, Page 250B,
Family #209.
Listed as Charley S. Rowe, age 3, born in Jun 1897, in WV, in household of father, George W. Rowe.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River, Bradshaw, Precinct #1, taken on 4 May 1910,
Page 74A, Family #147.
Listed as Charles S. Rowe, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, George W. Rowe.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken 8 May 1940; Page 1174B;
Image 52 of 66; Household #427.
Listed as Shelby Rowe; age 42; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "George and Rebecca Jewell"; Article; Page 201; submitted by Geneva Steele;
HC 61; Box 37B; Paynesville, WV 24873.


Charles Shelvin Rowe

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 22 Jun 1900, Page 250B,
Family #209.
Listed as Charley S. Rowe, age 3, born in Jun 1897, in WV, in household of father, George W. Rowe.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River, Bradshaw, Precinct #1, taken on 4 May 1910,
Page 74A, Family #147.
Listed as Charles S. Rowe, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, George W. Rowe.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken 8 May 1940; Page 1174B;
Image 52 of 66; Household #427.
Listed as Shelby Rowe; age 42; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "George and Rebecca Jewell"; Article; Page 201; submitted by Geneva Steele;
HC 61; Box 37B; Paynesville, WV 24873.


Pearl Jewell

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken 8 May 1940; Page 1174B;
Image 52 of 66; Household #427.
Listed as Pearl Rowe; age 41; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Charles S. Rowe.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "George and Rebecca Jewell"; Article; Page 201; submitted by Geneva Steele;
HC 61; Box 37B; Paynesville, WV 24873.


James French "Teaco" Rowe

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", page 233, "James F. (Teaco) Rowe" article.
David Lawrence Rowe; married Tracy Crigger.
Son, James F. "Teaco" Rowe; born on 2 Jan 1930; married first, Irene Wright, daughter of Frank and
Sarah Hagerman Wright; second, Retta Holbrook on 31 Mar 1972.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Collins Ridge Road; taken on 21 Apr 1930;
Page 240A; Image 33 of 33; Family #272/276.
Listed as James F. Rowe, age 2 months, born in WV, in household of father, David L. Rowe.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 15 May 1940; Page 1179A;
Image 59 of 64; Household #500.
Listed as French Rowe; age 10; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, David L. Rowe.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Goldie Augusta Morgan
(1879-1963)"; Article; Page 207; submitted by Lake (Morgan) Hopson; HC 73, Box 47-B, Gilbert, WV
25621.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Troy Proffitt, Miner"; Article;
Page 225; submitted by Duby Anglin, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Retta Marie Holbrook

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Goldie Augusta Morgan
(1879-1963)"; Article; Page 207; submitted by Lake (Morgan) Hopson; HC 73, Box 47-B, Gilbert, WV
25621.


Lori Ann Rowe

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Goldie Augusta Morgan
(1879-1963)"; Article; Page 207; submitted by Lake (Morgan) Hopson; HC 73, Box 47-B, Gilbert, WV
25621.


Orville Lesslie Rowe

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Orville Lesslie Rowe
Race: White
Age: 25
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1919
Birth Place: Bradshaw, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 5 Oct 1945
Employer: Unemployed
Weight: 130
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 5
Next of Kin: Rosa Smith Rowe
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Orville Lesslie Rowe Self (Head)"
2. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Orville L Rowe
Birth Year: 1919
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia

Enlistment Date: 16 Dec 1940
Enlistment State: Kentucky
Enlistment City: Fort Thomas Newport
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Marital status: Single, without dependents
Height: 64
Weight: 127"
3. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945"; McDowell Co, WV; Page 759; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Orville Rowe; Corporal US Army; born 22 May 1922; entered service 14 Dec 1940; served at Ft
Knox, KY and in Pacific; sttended Iaeger HS; Protestant; son of M/M Charles S. Rowe, Bradshaw,
WV.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Orville Lesslie Rowe
[Orville L Rowe]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 22 May 1921
Birth Place: Bradshaw, West Virginia
[Bradshaw|]
Death Date: 11 Feb 1999
Claim Date: 6 Mar 1976
Father: Shelbie C Rowe
Mother: Perlie Jewell
SSN: 232247798
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Jul 1939: Name listed as ORVILLE LESSLIE ROWE;
03 Feb 1976: Name listed as ORVILLE L ROWE"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Orville Rowe
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1919
Death Date: 11 Feb 1999
SSN: 232247798
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 16 Dec 1940
Release Date 1: 27 Sep 1945"
6. Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Orville L Rowe
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1919
Birth Place: West Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Residence Zip Code: 44119
Death Date: 11 Feb 1999
Death Time: 08:10 AM
Death Place: Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 010474
Age at Death: 79
Registrar's Certificate Number: W00489
Certifier: Physician
Referred to Coroner: Not Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Method of Disposition: Removal from State
Filing Date: 12 Feb 1999
Hospital Status: Hospital/Inpatient
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place
Social Security Number: 232-24-7798
Father's Surname: Rowe
Mother's Maiden Name: Jewell
Marital status: Widowed
Education: 2 years college
Armed Forces Indicator: Yes
Branch of Service: Army
Industry of Decedent: Machine, except electrical, not elsewhere classified
Occupation of Decedent: Electricians
Census Tract: 1525
Primary Registration District: 1831"


Rosa Belle Smith

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 229A, Family #93.
Listed as Rosa B. Smith, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Caleb Smith.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-51; taken on 15 May 1940; Page
1179B; Image 60 of 64; Household #509.
Listed as Rosa B. Smith; age 20; born in WV; single; 8th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Caleb J. Smith.


Caleb J. Smith Sr

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 71A,
Family #96.
Listed as Kalib Smith, age 20, born in VA, married once for 7 months, laborer in lumber mill, head of
household.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 229A, Family #93.
Listed as Kalop Smith, age 42, born in VA, married at 21, farmer, head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-51; taken on 15 May 1940; Page
1179B; Image 60 of 64; Household #509.
Listed as Caleb Smith; age 50; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; farmer; head of household.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Holly Martin and Mary Belle
Dawson Smith"; Article; Page 239; submitted by Janette Davis, Rt 1, Box 300F, Mad Hghts, VA
24572.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "James W. and Ethel Smith,
Miner"; Article; Page 239; submitted by Geneva Steele, HC 61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.
6. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Clayton and Larlene Smith"; Article; Page 241; submitted by Geneva Steele;
HC 61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Melvina Catherine Asbury

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, taken 21 Jun 1900, Big Creek Township, page
85B, Family #223.
Listed as Melvina Stanley, age 5, born in May 1895 in WV; in household of step-father, Bartley
Stanley.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 71A,
Family #96.
Listed as Melvina Smith, age 18, born in VA, married once for 7 months, in household of husband,
Caleb Smith.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 229A, Family #93.
Listed as Melvina Smith, age 37, born in WV, married at 16, in household of husband, Caleb Smith.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-51; taken on 15 May 1940; Page
1179B; Image 60 of 64; Household #509.
Listed as Melvina Smith; age 47; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Caleb J. Smith.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Holly Martin and Mary Belle
Dawson Smith"; Article; Page 239; submitted by Janette Davis, Rt 1, Box 300F, Mad Hghts, VA
24572.
6. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "James W. and Ethel Smith,
Miner"; Article; Page 239; submitted by Geneva Steele, HC 61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.
7. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Clayton and Larlene Smith"; Article; Page 241; submitted by Geneva Steele;
HC 61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Jacob Harrison "Jake" Smith

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 229A, Family #93.
Listed as Jacob H. Smith, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, Caleb Smith.


Caleb J. Smith Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 229A, Family #93.
Listed as Kalop J. Smith, age 2 yrs, 6 months, born in WV, in household of father, Caleb Smith.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-51; taken on 15 May 1940; Page
1179B; Image 60 of 64; Household #509.
Listed as Junior Smith; age 13; born in WV; 6th grade education; not attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Caleb J. Smith.


Franklin Kelly Smith

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-51; taken on 15 May 1940; Page
1179B; Image 60 of 64; Household #509.
Listed as Franklin Smith; age 8; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Caleb J. Smith.


Noah G. Mitchem

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 789.
Elkhorn Township, page 001.
Listed as Noah Mitchem, age 5, in household of father, Thomas Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1898); Page 50; WV Archives Web Site.
Noah Mitchem; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Giles Co, VA); living in McDowell Co, WV;
son of Thomas J. and Pricy; married on 17 Mar 1898 at Kiah Mitchem's; Polly Mitchem; age 21;
born in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Kiah and Debroah; information by Noah Mitchem,
Norwood, WV.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 156B, Family #121.
Listed as Noah Mitchem, age 23, born in Mar 1877 in WV, married 2 yrs, farmer, head of
household.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 23 May 1910, Page 29A, Family #253.
Listed as Noah Mitchem, age 33, born in WV, married once for 13 yrs, coal miner, head of
household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WWI Draft Registration Card #3716; Welch, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918.
Noah Mitchem; age 44; born on 26 Mar 1874; living at Gary, McDowell Co, WV; mine venelator for
US Coal & Coke, Thorpe, WV; nearest relative, Polly Mitchem; tall with stout build; blue eyes and
light hair.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 11 Feb 1920, Page 305B, Family #612.
Listed as Noah Mitchem, age 44, born in VA, farmer, head of family.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, Venus, taken on 7 Apr 1930, Page 20A,
Family #107.
Listed as Noah Mitchem, age 54, born in VA, married at 25, coal miner, head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7683; WV Archives Web Site.
Noah Mitchem; age 77 ys, 1 mon, 17 days; born on 26 Mar 1872 in Giles Co, VA; married; retired;
living at Venus (Gary #10); son of Thomas and Presie Mitchem; died on 13 May 1949 at Carswell,
McDowell Co, WV from kidney disease; buried on 15 May 1949 at Thorpe; informant, Vicie
Mitchem.
9. McDowell Co, WV Genealogy Web Site; "Obituaries"; posted picture and newspaper obituary.
(No date or source given)
"Pioneer Resident Taken By Death"
"Noah Mitchem, 77, of Gary, a pioneer resident of McDowell county, died this morning at the home
of a son, Carl Mitchem, of Carswell.

"A native of Giles county, Va., he was born March 26, 1872, a son of the late Thomas Mitchem and
Prisie Mitchem. He came to McDowell county at the age of 2 years and resided here since. He was
a retired miner.

"Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vicie Mitchem; two sons, Carl and John, both of Carswell and three
daughters, Mrs. Link Hughes of Gary, Mrs. Bertha McKinzie of Premier and Mrs. Evelyn Stephens
of Gary. Two children preceded him in death.

"Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being prepared for burial by th O.J. Douglas
Mortuary.


Polly Lou Vicy Mitchem

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn Township; taken on 17 Jun 1880; Page 331B;
Family #48/53.
Listed as Labisie Mitchem, age 2, in household of father, Hezakiah Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1898); Page 50; WV Archives Web Site.
Noah Mitchem; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Giles Co, VA); living in McDowell Co, WV;
son of Thomas J. and Pricy; married on 17 Mar 1898 at Kiah Mitchem's; Polly Mitchem; age 21;
born in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Kiah and Debroah; information by Noah Mitchem,
Norwood, WV.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 156B, Family #121.
Listed as Polly Mitchem, age 23, born in Apr 1877 in WV, married 2 yrs, in household of husband,
Noah G. Mitchem.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 23 May 1910, Page 29B, Family #253.
Listed as Vicie Mitchem, age 33, born in WV, married once for 13 yrs, 5 children, 5 living, in
household of husband, Noah G. Mitchem.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 11 Feb 1920, Page 305B, Family #612.
Listed as Vicie Mitchem, age 42, born in WV, in household of husband, Noah G. Mitchem.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, Venus, taken on 7 Apr 1930, Page 20A,
Family #107.
Listed as Vicie Mitchem, age 53, born in WV, married at 21, in household of husband, Noah
Mitchem.
7. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 003898; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Vicey Mitchem; age 90; born 15 Apr 1876 in McDowell Co, WV; widow; living at 136 McKinley
Ave, Princeton, WV; daughter of Carl (sic, Kiah) and Debroah (Duncan) Mitchem; died 11 Mar
1967 in the Princeton memorial Hospital, Princeton, WV; from respiratory failure; due to cerebral
vascular accident which occurred 16 days previously; bured 14 Mar 1967 in Roselawn Cemetery,
Princeton, WV; informant, Bertha McKinzie, Princeton, WV.
8. McDowell Co, WV Genealogy Web Site; "Obituaries"; posted picture and newspaper obituary.
(No date or source given)
"Mrs. Vicie Mitchem, 90, of Westview Avenue, Princeton, died in Memorial Hospital in Princeton,
early Saturday morning.

"Born in McDowell Co, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Debroah Duncan Mitchem. She was
a member of the Church of God at Gary.

"Survivors include two sons Johnny Mitchem of Bramwell and Carl Mitchem of Roderfield; three
daughters, Mrs. debroah Hughes of Fort lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Bertha McKenzie of Princeton and
Mrs. Evelyn Stevenson of Gary.

"Funeral services will be conducted at the Burns - Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory
in Princetton at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The body will
remain at the funeral home were friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


Molly Evelyn Mitchem

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 11 Feb 1920, Page 305B, Family #612.
Listed as Mollie E. Mitchem, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, Noah G. Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, Venus, taken on 7 Apr 1930, Page 20A,
Family #107.
Listed as Evelyn Mitchem, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Noah Mitchem.