McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Nancy Jane Lambert

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, Family 91.
2. "Wyoming County Heritage" WGS, Page 128.
Married William Mullens.
3. "Reference Book of Wyoming Co", Bowman, page 433.
Children were: Sarah Jane, Isaac, Hiram, Nannie, and Lizzie.
4. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
In household of father, Hiram Lambert. Listed as Nancy O.
5. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center Dist, at Rockview, Family 89.
6. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center Township; taken abt 18 Jun 1880; Page 508B;
Family #145/145.
Listed as Nancy J. Lambert, age 32; born in WV in household of mother, Naomi Lambert.
7. "Wyoming County Heritage", WGS, John W. Mullins Article, Page 147.
William Mullins first married Nancy Jane Lambert, daughter of Hiram and
Naomi Lambert.
Their children were: Isaac, Hiram, Nancy Jane, Elizabeth and Sarah.
William married second Clara Cline, daughter of Peter and Anna Morgan Cline.
William's first wife, Nancy Jane Lambert, left to go to another county where
she had a son Seymour Roberts.


Sarah J. Mullins

1. "Wyoming Co, WV Heritage...", John W. Mullins article, page 147.
Daughter of William and Nancy Jane Lambert Mullins.
Married Charlie Totten. Children: Walter, James, and Evaline.
2. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center Township; taken abt 18 Jun 1880; Page 508B;
Family #145/145.
Listed as Sarah J. Lambert, age 7 months; born in WV; in household of grandmother, Naomi
Lambert, with mother Nancy J. Lambert.


Wyatt Cline

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, Vol 4, page 724.
Center Township, page 018.
Listed as Wyatt Cline, age 2, a border in household of Hiram Lambert.
His mother, Clara Cline is also listed here.
2. "Wyoming Co, WV Heritage", "Clarissa and Amanda Cline" article, page 97.


William L. Day

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 24 Jul 1850, Page 235B, Family #280.
Listed as William L. Day, age 30, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Rebecca Gills

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 24 Jul 1850, Page 235B, Family #280.
Listed as Rebecca A. Day, age 25, born in VA, in household of husband, William L. Day.


Priscilla M. Day

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 24 Jul 1850, Page 235B, Family #280.
Listed as Priscilla M. Day, age 4, born in VA, in household of father, William L. Day.


Mary C. Day

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 24 Jul 1850, Page 235B, Family #280.
Listed as Mary C. Day, age 3, born in VA, in household of father, William L. Day.


Beavers

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include...brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn... sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia
Deskins of Hartford City, Ind..."


Ida Baker

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society, 1995,
page 94, "Rev. Andy and Prisilla Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker Deskins.
Andrew Harvey Baker's first wife; Cloia Stacy; died when their children were young.
Daughter, Ida Baker; born on 7 Jun 1921.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include...brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn... sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia
Deskins of Hartford City, Ind..."


Deskins

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include...brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn... sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia
Deskins of Hartford City, Ind..."


Cloia Baker

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society, 1995,
page 94, "Rev. Andy and Prisilla Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker Deskins.
Andrew Harvey Baker's second wife was Priscilla Stacy.
Daughter, Cloia Baker; born on 22 Aug 1927.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include...brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn... sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia
Deskins of Hartford City, Ind..."


Gus H. Riffe

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
Gus H. Riffe; age 18; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Bartley, WV; Martha Baker; age 17; born at Blackie, VA; single; living at Bartley, WV; with consent
of J.J. and Pearl Riffe, parents of Gus H. Riffe and Andy H. and Siller Baker, parents of Martha Baker.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence. "Born Oct. 10, 1924 in Blacky, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Harvey Baker and Siller Stacy
Baker. She was a homemaker. "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga.; sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia Deskins of
Hartford City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren. "Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Family Worship Center, Jolo, with
Charles Rose and Roger Pete Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery, Atwell..."


Martha Baker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
Gus H. Riffe; age 18; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Bartley, WV; Martha Baker; age 17; born at Blackie, VA; single; living at Bartley, WV; with consent
of J.J. and Pearl Riffe, parents of Gus H. Riffe and Andy H. and Siller Baker, parents of Martha
Baker.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society, 1995,
page 94, "Rev. Andy and Prisilla Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker Deskins.
Andrew Harvey Baker's second wife was Priscilla Stacy.
Daughter, Martha Baker; born on 10 Oct 1924.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence. "Born Oct. 10, 1924 in Blacky, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Harvey Baker and Siller Stacy
Baker. She was a homemaker. "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga.; sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia Deskins of
Hartford City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren. "Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Family Worship Center, Jolo, with
Charles Rose and Roger Pete Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery, Atwell..."


Mack Arthur Riffe

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga..."


Andrew Riffe

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga..."


Michael W. "Red" Vestal

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga..."
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Michael W. "Red" Vestal 45 of Jolo, WV, passed away on April 24, 2014 due to injuries sustained from an accident in Jolo.

"Mike was born January 5,1969 in Welch, WV. He was adopted by his grandparents, the late Albert and Myrtle Vestal, formerly of English. He was a former employee of the Old Saveway store in Jolo for many years and also the Bradshaw Pharmacy in Bradshaw, WV.

"In addition to his grandparents he was also preceded in death by Martha Baker Riffe whom raised him from a small child, a foster brother Mack Authur Riffe, and step father Winfred (Winnie) Keene.

"Survivors include his biological mother, Ruth Vestal Keene of Atwell, WV, two daughters Manda Shei Vestal Johnson and husband Brandon of Princeton, WV, and Shania Jade Harmon of Vallscreek, WV; three half sisters Teresa Payne and fiancé Walter Ball of Bradshaw, WV, Pamela Epling and husband Logan of Chapmanville, WV, and Jessica Prater and husband Vernon of Vallscreek, WV; one brother Joe Keene and wife Christina of Vallscreek, WV; two special/ foster sisters Glenda Arrington and husband Eddie of Jolo, WV and Wanda Bishop and husband Ray of Tennessee; one special/foster brother Andrew (Duke) Riffe of Tazwell, VA; one grandchild, Emma Beth Johnson of Princeton, WV; and very special friends, Leon and Debbie Mitchell and son Johnny also of Jolo, WV, with whom he made his home.

"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. with Reverend Charles Rose and Reverend Roger Pete Woods officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV. In honoring the wishes of Mike his body will be cremated following the services..."


Marvin T. Blankenship

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence. "Born Oct. 10, 1924 in Blacky, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Harvey Baker and Siller Stacy
Baker. She was a homemaker. "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga.; sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia Deskins of
Hartford City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren. "Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Family Worship Center, Jolo, with
Charles Rose and Roger Pete Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery, Atwell..."


Martha Baker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
Gus H. Riffe; age 18; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Bartley, WV; Martha Baker; age 17; born at Blackie, VA; single; living at Bartley, WV; with consent
of J.J. and Pearl Riffe, parents of Gus H. Riffe and Andy H. and Siller Baker, parents of Martha
Baker.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society, 1995,
page 94, "Rev. Andy and Prisilla Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker Deskins.
Andrew Harvey Baker's second wife was Priscilla Stacy.
Daughter, Martha Baker; born on 10 Oct 1924.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence. "Born Oct. 10, 1924 in Blacky, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Harvey Baker and Siller Stacy
Baker. She was a homemaker. "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga.; sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia Deskins of
Hartford City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren. "Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Family Worship Center, Jolo, with
Charles Rose and Roger Pete Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery, Atwell..."


Marvin T. Blankenship

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence. "Born Oct. 10, 1924 in Blacky, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Harvey Baker and Siller Stacy
Baker. She was a homemaker. "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga.; sisters, Ida Beaver of Jolo, Cloia Deskins of
Hartford City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren. "Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Family Worship Center, Jolo, with
Charles Rose and Roger Pete Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery, Atwell..."


Marvin Blankenship

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga..."


Mark Anthony Blankenship

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday 3 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"JOLO- Martha "Riffe" Blankenship, 80, of Jolo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at her residence..." "Survivors include husband, Marvin T. Blankenship; three sons, Mack Riffe Sr., of Raysal, Andrew Riffe
of Tazewell, Va., Michael Vestal of Jolo; stepsons, Marvin Blankenship of Patrick Springs, Va., Mark
Anthony Blankenship of Kernersville, N.C.; brother, Jasper Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; daughters,
Glena Arrington of Jolo, Wanda Bishop of Cleveland, Tenn; stepdaughter, Molly Blankenship of
Spokane, Wash., Polly Beckett of Locust Grove, Ga..."


Andrew Harvey Baker

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society, 1995,
page 94, "James Henry and Matilda Jane Stacy Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker Deskins.
Andrew Harvey Baker, son of James Henry and Matilda Jane Stacy Baker; born on 23 Nov 1898;
died on 14 Apr 1982.
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 239A, Family #192.
Listed as Andrew Baker, age 1, born in Dec 1898 in VA, in household of father, James H. Baker.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, Precinct #1, taken on 2 May 1910,
Page 73A, Family #130.
Listed as Harvey A. Baker, age 11, born in VA, in household of father, James H. Baker.
4. "McDowell Co, WV Cemeteries", Ambrose Mullins Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Elder A. H. "Andy" Baker; born on 23 Nov 1898; died on 14 Apr 1982; buried here.


Andrew Harvey Baker

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society, 1995,
page 94, "James Henry and Matilda Jane Stacy Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker Deskins.
Andrew Harvey Baker, son of James Henry and Matilda Jane Stacy Baker; born on 23 Nov 1898;
died on 14 Apr 1982.
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy District, taken on 18 Jun 1900, Page 239A, Family #192.
Listed as Andrew Baker, age 1, born in Dec 1898 in VA, in household of father, James H. Baker.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, Precinct #1, taken on 2 May 1910,
Page 73A, Family #130.
Listed as Harvey A. Baker, age 11, born in VA, in household of father, James H. Baker.
4. "McDowell Co, WV Cemeteries", Ambrose Mullins Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Elder A. H. "Andy" Baker; born on 23 Nov 1898; died on 14 Apr 1982; buried here.