McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Lewis Brant Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1925); Page 401; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Brant; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Jake? and
Mary Brant; married on 7 Oct 1925 at Avondale, WV; Frances Steele; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of W.R. and Bitha Steele.
2. Social Security Death Index, LDS Web Site.
Lewis Brant; born on 7 Sep 1905; died on 21 May 2000; living in Wythe Co, VA at death.
3. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.
Lewis Brant; born on 7 Sep 1906.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Jake Brant"; Article; Pages 105 and 106; submitted by Crystal Brant, Iaeger, WV 24844.
5. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken 3 May 1910; Page 73B;
Image 18 of 28; Family #133/134.
Listed as Lewis Brant; age 4; born in WV; in household of uncle, Lewis Kennedy.


Emily Francis Steele

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 261A, Family #81.
Listed as Imma Steele, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, William R. Steele.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1925); Page 401; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Brant; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Jake? and
Mary Brant; married on 7 Oct 1925 at Avondale, WV; Frances Steele; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of W.R. and Bitha Steele.
3. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.
4. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Tabitha Mullins Steele" article, Page 246.
"...Emily Frances Steele, who married Lewis Brant and had five children..."


Mack Chester Knuckles Sr

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 29 Apr 1910,
Page 199B, Image 10 of 37; Family #70/70.
Listed as Mac Knuckles, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Arvid Knuckles.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 146B;
Family #13/13.
Listed as Mack Knuckles; age 15; born in WV; in household of Floyd W. Mitchem, with parents.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 29 May 1925; Page 20; Newspapers.com Web Site.
"A. B. Knuckles, Roy and Mack Knuckles who were arrested Wednesday charged with operating a still, were given a hearing before Commissioner A J Hearn yesterday. They were held for the US District Court June term at Bluefield, under bond in the sum of $2,500. each. The trio were arrested in Wyoming County on the White Oak Fork on Pinnacle Creek. A forty-five gallon still and 250 gallons of mash was destroyed along with a large amount of other equipment. The officers making the raid were Federal Agents Taylor and Lambert and State officers Watskins and Ferguson"
4. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Raleigh County Jail; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 33A;
Image 14 of 58; Famil #135A.
Listed as Mack Knuckles; age 24; born in WV; married at 20; coal miner; "term" 23 days.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Vivian; E.D. 24-45; taken on 15 Apr 1940;
Page 880B; Image 30 of 34; Household #269.
Listed as Mac Knuckles; age 35; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of father, Arvid B. Knuckles.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 40; born in WV; divorced; living at Capels, WV; was issued a license
to marry on 18 Jun 1942 in McDowell Co, WV; Emily Allen; age 30; born and living at Capels, WV;
widow; no return by a minister.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 304; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 63; born in Wyoming Co, WV; divorced; living at Pageton, WV;
married on 7 Aug 1961 at Roderfield, WV; Emily AllenSizemore; age 50; born in Capels, WV;
widow; living at Pageton, WV.
8. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Mack Knuckles; born 25 Feb 1903; died in Oct 1981; last residence, McDowell Co, WV;
SS#236-09-1027; card issued in WV.


Emily Allen

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Sizemore; age 58; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Pineville, WV; married on 20 Apr 1928
at Pineville, WV; Emily Allen; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Pineville, WV.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 2 Apr 1930, page 155B, Famil #9.
Listed as Emily Sizemore, age 38 (sic, 18), born in WV, married at 16, in household of husband,
Franklin Sizemore.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; E.D. 55-6; taken on 10 May 1940; Page 138A;
Image 57 of 64; Household #454.
Listed as Emily Sizemore; age 29; born in WV; widow; 2nd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 40; born in WV; divorced; living at Capels, WV; was issued a license
to marry on 18 Jun 1942 in McDowell Co, WV; Emily Allen; age 30; born and living at Capels, WV;
widow; no return by a minister.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 304; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 63; born in Wyoming Co, WV; divorced; living at Pageton, WV;
married on 7 Aug 1961 at Roderfield, WV; Emily AllenSizemore; age 50; born in Capels, WV;
widow; living at Pageton, WV.
6. "Bluefield Daily News"; Bluefield, WV; 12 Nov 2004; Newspaper Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"BLUEFIELD - Emily Allen Knuckles, 93, of Route 5, Box 445, Bluefield (24701), formerly of McDowell County, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2004 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

"Born June 19, 1911 in Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Delbert Allen and Martha Jane Mullins Allen. She was affiliated with the Holiness faith, had resided in McDowell County most of her life. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

"Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Chester Knuckles in 1980; two sons, Clarence Sizemore and Howard Sizemore; four brothers and one sister.

"Survivors include: Eight daughters, Gladys Hurt of Pageton, Pansey Marshall and husband Matt of Pageton, Betty McKaughan and husband Kenneth of Ripley, Mary Brown and husband Ronald of Lexington, N.C., Elizabeth Sexton and husband Robert of Bluewell, Linda Hess and husband Bill of Bluewell, Barbara Lambert and husband Arbie of Bluefield, Sylvia Perry and husband Everett of Bluewell, with whom she made her home for the past seven years; four sons, Willis Sizemore of Pageton, Willard Sizemore and wife Jetta of Northfork, Mack Knuckles and wife Pam of Bluewell, Troy Knuckles and wife Anita of Brushfork; 53 grandchildren and 86 great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 at the Maybeury Church of God, Maybeury with the Rev. Ronald Miller and the Rev. Dolly Sexton officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell...."


William Patton Deskins

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 19 Jun 1880, Page 317B, Family #88.
Listed as William P. Deskins, age 4, in household of father, Frances M. Deskins.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 76.
William Deking (sic Deskins), age 21, married on 2 Apr 1897 May Roberts, age 20.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River Township, page 257A, Family #316.
Listed as William Deskins, age 24, born in Feb 1876 in WV, married 3 years, 2 children, 2 living, head
of household.
4. E-mail from J. Green, 18 Mar 2005
Provided most of the information on this Deskins Family.


Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stacy

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, page 802.
Sandy River District, page 013.
Listed as Elizabeth Stacy, age 5 month, born in WV, in household of father,
A.J. Stacy.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 244, A.J. and
Sarah Stacy article, submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249 Benicia Court, Naples,
FL 34109.
Elizabeth Stacy was born on 9 Jan 1879.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 177, Alderson and
Amanda Cline article, submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249 Benicia Court, Naples,
FL 34109.
Judson married Elizabeth Stacy.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 265A, Family #470.
Listed as Elizabeth Cline, age 21, born in Jan 1879 in WV, married less than
a year, no children, in household of husband James Judson Cline.
5. Ancestry.com Web Site, Andrew J. Stacy search, 16 Mar 2002, submitted by
Phil Holden, ptholden@aol.com.
Elizabeth Stacy; born on 9 Jan 1879 at Mohawk, WV; died on 2 Aug 1965 at
Bluefield, WV.


Leck Cline

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Family #167.
Listed as Leck Cline, age 25, born in WV, married at 21, farmer, head of household.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


Lillian B."Lillie" Lester

1. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Lillie Lester, age 5, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Lillie Lester, age 15, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Family #167.
Listed as Lilly Cline, age 24, born in VA, married at 20, in household of husband, Leck Cline.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


William McKinley Cline

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 212A, Family #167.
Listed as William Cline, age 3 yrs, 8 mon, born in WV, in household of father, Leck Cline.


Thelma Janice Cline

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 212A, Family #167.
Listed as Thelma Cline, age 2 yrs, born in WV, in household of father, Leck Cline.


Alma Ruth Cline

1. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #16364; WV Archives Web Site.
Ruth Alma Cline; age 5 yrs; born in Panther, WV; daughter of Leck and Lillie (Lester) Cline; died on 12
Jun 1944 in Grace Hospital, Welch, McDowell Co, WV of rheumatic heart diease; buried on 14 Jul
1944 in Stacy Cemetery.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Dec 2018.
" Ruth Alma Cline
Birth 1939
Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Jun 1944 (aged 4–5)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Dan Stacy Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


Troy Cline

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


Della Marie Cline

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


Ronnie Steven Cline

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178; "Berbard Cline, Coal Miner" article; submitted by Cecil Cline,
3249 Benicia Court, Naples, FL 34109.


Freda Ethelene Cline

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


Jerry Alton Cline

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Leck Cline" article; submitted by Cecil Cline, 3249
Benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.


William Henderson Lester

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; taken on 23 Jun 1900; Page 283A; Family #360.
Listed as Henderson Lester; age 24; born in VA in Feb 1876; farmer; head of household.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Henderson Lester, age 35, born in VA, married 14 years, farmer, head of household.
3. Buchanan Co, VA WW I; Draft Registration Card #158; (no date); Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henderson Lester; age 44; born 26 Feb 1875; living in Hurley, VA; fireman (crossed out) farmer; for
W.M. Ritter Lumber Co (crossed out); nearest relative, Mills (sic, Miles, a son) Lester, living at Hurley,
VA; tall with medium build; gray eyes and black hair.
4. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Henderson Lester; age 45; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Image
21 of 41; Family #166/167.
Listed as William H. Lester, age 55, born in VA, married at 20, farmer, head of household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D. 24-58; taken 22 Jul
1940; Page 1133A; Image 27 of 60; Household #198.
Listed as William H. Lester; age 65; born in VA; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Dec 2018.
" William Henderson “Hent” Lester
Birth Feb 1872
Virginia, USA
Death unknown
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 195324352"

Additional Information Posted:
"William Henderson "Hent" Lester was born in February, 1872 in Virginia. (sic, 26 Feb 1875)

"Married to Mary "Jane" Dotson-Lester (1878-1920) on November 21, 1895 in Pike, KY.

"Father of Pricy Lester (1898-Deceased), Andrew J. Lester (1900-Deceased), Miles Lester (1900-1953), Lonnie Lester (1902-Deceased), Lillie Mae Lester-Christian-Cline (1905-Deceased), Anthony Lester (1907-1991), Elva Lester-Wolford (1910-Deceased), and Pearl Lester-Jennings-Simons (1915-2010).

"Also married to Vicy Lester around 1929 (sic, was much earlier; she is listed as wife in 1920 Census)

"Death and burial information are unknown."


Mary Jane Dotson

1. Ancestry.com Web Site; submitted by Sharon Hurley; 16 Mar 2005.
Jane Dotson; born in 1875; daughter of John S. and Rhoda Dotson Dotson; married Henderson
Lester.
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; taken on 23 Jun 1900; Page 283A; Family #360.
Listed as Jane Lester; age 22; born in VA in May 1878; married 4 yrs; 3 children, 2 living;
in household of husband, William H. Lester.
3. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Jane Lester, age 31, born in VA, married 14 years, 6 children, 4 living, in household of
husband, William H. Lester.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Dec 2018.
" William Henderson “Hent” Lester
Birth Feb 1872
Virginia, USA
Death unknown
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 195324352"

Additional Information Posted:
"William Henderson "Hent" Lester was born in February, 1872 in Virginia. (sic, 26 Feb 1875)

"Married to Mary "Jane" Dotson-Lester (1878-1920) on November 21, 1895 in Pike, KY.

"Father of Pricy Lester (1898-Deceased), Andrew J. Lester (1900-Deceased), Miles Lester (1900-1953), Lonnie Lester (1902-Deceased), Lillie Mae Lester-Christian-Cline (1905-Deceased), Anthony Lester (1907-1991), Elva Lester-Wolford (1910-Deceased), and Pearl Lester-Jennings-Simons (1915-2010).

"Also married to Vicy Lester around 1929.

"Death and burial information are unknown."


Pricy Lester

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; taken on 23 Jun 1900; Page 283A; Family #360.
Listed as Pricy Lester; age 2; born in VA in Mar 1898; in household of father, William H. Lester.


Andrew J. Lester

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; taken on 23 Jun 1900; Page 283A; Family #360.
Listed as Andrew J. Lester; age 1 mon; born in VA in Apr 1900; in household of father, William H.
Lester.


Miles Lester

1. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Miles Lester, age 10, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.


Lonnie Lester

1. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Lonnie Lester, age 6, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Lonnie Lester, age 13, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.


Anthony Lester

1. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Anthony Lester, age 2, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Antie Lester, age 12, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Image
21 of 41; Family #166/167.
Listed as Anthony Lester, age 22, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.


Elva Lester

1. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Elva Lester, age 10, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.


Pearl Lester

1. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Pearly Lester, age 5, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Image
21 of 41; Family #166/167.
Listed as Pearl Lester, age 14, born in VA, in household of father, William H. Lester.


William Henderson Lester

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; taken on 23 Jun 1900; Page 283A; Family #360.
Listed as Henderson Lester; age 24; born in VA in Feb 1876; farmer; head of household.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 13 May 1920, Page 181A, Family #421.
Listed as Henderson Lester, age 35, born in VA, married 14 years, farmer, head of household.
3. Buchanan Co, VA WW I; Draft Registration Card #158; (no date); Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henderson Lester; age 44; born 26 Feb 1875; living in Hurley, VA; fireman (crossed out) farmer; for
W.M. Ritter Lumber Co (crossed out); nearest relative, Mills (sic, Miles, a son) Lester, living at Hurley,
VA; tall with medium build; gray eyes and black hair.
4. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Henderson Lester; age 45; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Image
21 of 41; Family #166/167.
Listed as William H. Lester, age 55, born in VA, married at 20, farmer, head of household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D. 24-58; taken 22 Jul
1940; Page 1133A; Image 27 of 60; Household #198.
Listed as William H. Lester; age 65; born in VA; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Dec 2018.
" William Henderson “Hent” Lester
Birth Feb 1872
Virginia, USA
Death unknown
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 195324352"

Additional Information Posted:
"William Henderson "Hent" Lester was born in February, 1872 in Virginia. (sic, 26 Feb 1875)

"Married to Mary "Jane" Dotson-Lester (1878-1920) on November 21, 1895 in Pike, KY.

"Father of Pricy Lester (1898-Deceased), Andrew J. Lester (1900-Deceased), Miles Lester (1900-1953), Lonnie Lester (1902-Deceased), Lillie Mae Lester-Christian-Cline (1905-Deceased), Anthony Lester (1907-1991), Elva Lester-Wolford (1910-Deceased), and Pearl Lester-Jennings-Simons (1915-2010).

"Also married to Vicy Lester around 1929 (sic, was much earlier; she is listed as wife in 1920 Census)

"Death and burial information are unknown."


Vicy Lester

1. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken 11 Jun 1880; Page 356C; Image 14 of 38;
Family #83/83.
Listed as Vicie Lester; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Dorsey Lester.
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rocklick District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 143B, Image
30 of 60; Family #159/261.
Listed as Vicey Lester, age 44, born in VA, married; in household of husband, William H. Lester.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 211B, Image
21 of 41; Family #166/167.
Listed as Vicy Lester, age 50, born in VA, married at 40, in household of husband, William H. Lester.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D. 24-58; taken 22 Jul
1940; Page 1133A; Image 27 of 60; Household #198.
Listed as Lou Vicy Lester; age 63; born in VA; married; 2nd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William H. Lester.


Albany Caroll Brooks

1. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 388.
Children were: Roy, Pate, Dan, Crockett, Powell and Susie.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #47.
Listed as Alenycrall (_________), age 6, in household of father, James R. Brooks.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 11/12 May 1910, Page 294A,
Family #262.
Listed as Carroll Brooks; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, James R. Brooks.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #228; Pineville, WV Draft Board; 5 Jun 1917.
Albany Carroll Brooks; age 23; born on 11 May 1894 at McGraws, Wyoming Co, WV; framing for
W.M. Ritter Lumber Co, Maben; married; dependent wife; medium height with stout build; gray eyes
light hair.
5. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 477.
Carroll Brooks was a son of James Brooks.
6. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
Carroll Brooks; born on 5 May 1894 in Wyoming Co, WV; died on 13 Jun 1979; son of James Reed
and Catherine Acord Brooks; married Zeta Walker on 3 Feb 1917.
7. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Carroll Brooks, age 35, born in WV, married at 22, public school teacher, head of household.


Zeta Walker

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Oceana District, Family #181.
Listed as Zeta Walker, age 1, in household of father, Gilvin E. Walker.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 May 1910, Page 275B, Family #259.
Listed as Zeta Walker, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Gilvin E. Walker.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
Carroll Brooks; born on 5 May 1894 in Wyoming Co, WV; died on 13 Jun 1979; son of James Reed
and Catherine Acord Brooks; married Zeta Walker on 3 Feb 1917.
Zeta Walker; born on 12 Apr 1899 in Wyoming Co, WV; died on 17 Sep 1995; daughter of
Gilvin Erie and Bertha P. Lambert Walker.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Zeta Brooks, age 30, born in WV, married at 17, in household of husband, Carroll Brooks.


Robert Hallis Brooks

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
Robert Hallis Brooks; born on 28 Jun 1918.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Hallis Brooks, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Carroll Brooks.


Oretha Brooks

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
Oretha Brooks; born on 12 Feb 1920.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Oretha Brooks, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Carroll Brooks.


Bertha Catherine Brooks

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
Bertha Catherine Brooks; born on 10 Jul 1922.
2. "The Register-Herald", Beckley, WV, Thursday, 18 Nov 2004, newspaper Obit.
Bertha Cartherine
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Bertha Brooks, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Carroll Brooks.


James Gilvin Brooks

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
James Gilvin Brooks; born on 10 Dec 1923.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Jamie Brooks, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Carroll Brooks.


Selma Carroll Brooks

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Zeta Walker search, 18 Nov 2004, submitted by Garland Steele.
Selma Carroll Brooks; born on 14 Aug 1926.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #233.
Listed as Selmer Brooks, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Carroll Brooks.


Robert Glenn Gills

1. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Robert Gill; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 17 Jun 1880; Page 357B; Family #136/137.
Listed as Robert Gills; age 13; born in VA; boarder; farm laborer; in household of Addison Davis.
3. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 12 Jun 1900, Page 221A, Family #244.
Listed as Robert Gills, age 32, born in VA in Aug 1867, farmer, head of household.
4. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Thornhill Precinct, taken on 20 April 1910, Page 119B, Family #118.
Listed as Robert Gills, age 43, born in VA, married 21 years, coal miner, head of household.
5. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Robert G. Gills, age 53, born in VA, railroad laborer, head of household.
6. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #12236; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Glenn Gills; age 83 yrs, 0 mons, 27 days; born on 15 Aug 1865 in Bland Co, VA; married;
husband of Mary Bowman; railroad section hand; son of Franklin and Mary Neal Gills; died on 12
Sep 1948 at Montcalm, Mercer Co, WV from heart failure; buried on 14 Sep 1948 in Tabernacle
Cemetery, Montcalm, WV; informant, Thomas Gills, Besoca, WV.


Mary Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Mary Bowman, age 33?, born in WV, married 13 yrs, 7 children, 5 living, in household of
husband, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Mary Gills, age 44, born in WV, in household of husband, Robert G. Gills.


Robert Glenn Gills

1. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Robert Gill; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 17 Jun 1880; Page 357B; Family #136/137.
Listed as Robert Gills; age 13; born in VA; boarder; farm laborer; in household of Addison Davis.
3. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 12 Jun 1900, Page 221A, Family #244.
Listed as Robert Gills, age 32, born in VA in Aug 1867, farmer, head of household.
4. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Thornhill Precinct, taken on 20 April 1910, Page 119B, Family #118.
Listed as Robert Gills, age 43, born in VA, married 21 years, coal miner, head of household.
5. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Robert G. Gills, age 53, born in VA, railroad laborer, head of household.
6. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #12236; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Glenn Gills; age 83 yrs, 0 mons, 27 days; born on 15 Aug 1865 in Bland Co, VA; married;
husband of Mary Bowman; railroad section hand; son of Franklin and Mary Neal Gills; died on 12
Sep 1948 at Montcalm, Mercer Co, WV from heart failure; buried on 14 Sep 1948 in Tabernacle
Cemetery, Montcalm, WV; informant, Thomas Gills, Besoca, WV.


Sarah Elizabeth Scott

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 12 Jun 1900, Page 221A, Family #244.
Listed as Sarah E. Gills, age 28, born in WV in May 1872, married 10 yrs, 5 children, all living, in
household of husband, Robert G. Gills.
2. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Thornhill Precinct, taken on 20 April 1910, Page 119B, Family #118.
Listed as Sarah E. Gills, age 38, born in WV, married 21 years, 9 children, 8 living, in household of
husband, Robert G. Gills.


Effie L. Gills

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Thornhill Precinct, taken on 20 April 1910, Page 119B, Family #118.
Listed as Effie Gills, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Robert G. Gills.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 12 Jun 1900, Page 221A, Family #244.
Listed as Effie L. Gills, age 5, born in WV in Mar 1895, in household of father, Robert G. Gills.


John Thomas D. Gills

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Thornhill Precinct, taken on 20 April 1910, Page 119B, Family #118.
Listed as John T.? D. Gills, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Robert G. Gills.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 12 Jun 1900, Page 221A, Family #244.
Listed as Thos. Gills, age 2, born in WV in Jan 1898, in household of father, Robert G. Gills.
3. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Mercer Co, WV, Draft Board, Reg. Card 942.
John Thomas Gills; age 20; born on 6 Jan 1898; living at Montcalm, MercerCo, WV; coal hauling;
nearest relative, Robert Gills; medium height with medium build; light brown eyes and light brown hair;
12 Sep 1918.


Miron Gills

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Thornhill Precinct, taken on 20 April 1910, Page 119B, Family #118.
Listed as Miron Gills, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Robert G. Gills.


William Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87A, Family #146.
Listed as William Bowman, age 36, born in VA, married 13 yrs, farmer, head of household.


Mary Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Mary Bowman, age 33?, born in WV, married 13 yrs, 7 children, 5 living, in household of
husband, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Mary Gills, age 44, born in WV, in household of husband, Robert G. Gills.


Isaac Lester? Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Isaac Bowman, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Listaker? Bowman, age 21, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.


Harman Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Harmon Bowman, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Howard Bowman, age 19, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.


Simon Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Simon Bowman, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Simon Bowman, age 16, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.


Sylvia Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Sylvia Bowman, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Sylvia Bowman, age 13, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.


Earl Bowman

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 87B, Family #146.
Listed as Earl Bowman, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, William Bowman.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Earl Bowman, age 11, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.


Lois Bowman

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Lois Bowman, age 9, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.


Cletus Bowman

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, Crane Creek Road, taken on 2 Jan1920, Page 133B,
Family #9.
Listed as Cletus Bowman, age 4, born in WV, in household of step-father, Robert G. Gills.