McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Oley Bert McGraw

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1882.
Oley McGraw was born on 14 May 1882 to Joseph and Nancy McGraw.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #105.
Listed as Olia B. McGraw, age 18, in household of father, Joseph B. McGraw.
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 296; WV Archives Web Site.
Bert McGraw; age 22; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; married on 9 Jul 1904 at
Skin Poplar Gap, Raleigh Co, WV; Cora Snuffer; age 16; born and living in Raleigh Co,
WV.


Cora Snuffer

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 296; WV Archives Web Site.
Bert McGraw; age 22; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; married on 9 Jul 1904 at
Skin Poplar Gap, Raleigh Co, WV; Cora Snuffer; age 16; born and living in Raleigh Co,
WV.


Phillip S. McGraw

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #105.
Listed as Phillip McGraw, age 13, in household of father, Joseph B. McGraw.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 292B; Family #239.
Listed as Phillip McGraw; age 24; born in WV; single; in household of father, Joseph B. McGraw.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1913); Page 124; WV Archives Web Site.
P.S. McGraw; age 25; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of J.B. and Nancy McGraw;
married on 27 Feb 1913 at the home of the bride; Belle Phillips; age 18; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of Wid and M.J. Phillips.


Belle Phillips

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1913); Page 124; WV Archives Web Site.
P.S. McGraw; age 25; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of J.B. and Nancy McGraw;
married on 27 Feb 1913 at the home of the bride; Belle Phillips; age 18; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of Wid and M.J. Phillips.


Grover Cleveland "Jake" McGraw

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #105.
Listed as Grover C. McGraw, age 15, in household of father, Joseph B. McGraw.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on _ May 1910; Page 290B; Family #204.
Listed as Grover C. McGraw; age 26; born in WV; married once for 5 yrs; farmer; head of household.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1320; Pineville, WV Draft Bard; 12 Sep 1918.
Grover Cleveland McGraw; age 34; born on 11 Jul 1884; living at Saulsville, Wyoming Co, WV;
trucker and farmer; nearest relative, wife (not identified); medium height with slender build;
black eyes and black hair; "hard of hearing caused by catarrh (sic?)".
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 7/9 Feb 1920; Page 270B; Family #76.
Listed as Grover C. McGraw; age 36; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 263 A; Family #335.
Listed as G.C. McGraw; age 46; born in WV; married at 10; retail general store merchant; head of
household.
6. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 2 Apr 1940; Page 301A; ED 55-12;
Household #1.
Listed as Grover McGraw; age 55; born in WV; married; 3 yrs college education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; head of household.
7. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Gorver McGraw; born on 11 Jul 1884; died in Jan 1982; last residence, McGraws, Wyoming Co, WV.


Etta Mae Sizemore

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #86.
Listed as Ettie Sizemore, age 14, in household of grandfather, Richard Belcher.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on _ May 1910; Page 290B; Family #204.
Listed as Ettie McGraw; age 24; born in WV; married once for 5 yrs; 2 children, both living;
in household of husband, Grover C. McGraw.
3. Internet Website,
http://members.citynet.net/manerva2/saulsville/belcher.html,
Etta was born 3 Jan 1886; married G.C. "Jake" McGraw; children were: Sadie,
married Gilbert Goode; Hattie, married John Meredith; Hettie, married
Herschel Cook; Faye, married Thomas Kelley; and Clarence, married Audrey Price.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 7/9 Feb 1920; Page 270B; Family #76.
Listed as Ettie McGraw; age 35; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Grover C. McGraw.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 263 A; Family #335.
Listed as Ettie McGraw; age 45; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Grover C.
McGraw.
6. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 2 Apr 1940; Page 301A; ED 55-12;
Household #1.
Listed as Ettie McGraw; age 54; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Grover C. McGraw.
7. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Ettie McGraw; born on 3 Jan 1886; died in Jun 1973; last residence McGraws, Wyoming Co, WV.


James Kirby Browning

1. 1850 Census Logan Co, WV, District 32, page 141, taken 26 Aug 1850; Family #313.
Listed as James Browning, age 5, in household of father, William Browning.
2. 1860 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken on 21 Jul 1860, Page 278B, Family #510.
Listed as James K. Browning, age 13, in household of father, William Browning.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming...", Vol 1, Haga, page 15.
Mary Ann Hatfield married James Browning, b 1842, Logan Co, WV, son of William and Rebecca
Browning, on 10 May 1863.
5. "Reference Book of Wyoming Co", Bowman, page 410.
Mary Ann Hatfield married James Browning.
6. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork Township, at Sunhill P.O, taken on 1 Aug 1870, Page
573B, Family #14.
Listed as James Browning, age 25, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
7. Ancestry.com Web Site, Elvira Harvey search, 31 Oct 2000, submitted by bjbrowning@xwv.net
James Browning, son of William E. and Rebecca Toler Browning; born in 1845 in Logan Co, WV;
died in 1901; buried in Skyline Cemetery; married five times; first to Mary Ann Hatfield; second, to
Frances Walls; third, to Lavina Morgan; fourth to Mary Ann Harless and fifth to Elvira Harvey.
(Order of marriages is not correct)
8. "Genealogy of WV-KY Hatfields" page 185.
9. "Hatfield Family", website, Hatfield Family Marriages.
Mary Ann Hatfield married James K. Browning abt 1865 in Logan Co, WV.
10. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, taken on 29 Jun 1870, Page 549B, Family #87.
Listed as James Browning, age 21, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
(This family was listed twice in this census. James must have moved from
Logan to Wyoming Co, WV between 29 Jun 1870 and 1 Aug 1870.)
11. "Marriages Records of Wyoming, Co...", Vol 1, Haga, page 15.
James Browing, age 23, widowed, born and resident of Logan Co, WV, son of
William and D. Browning, married on Dec 12 1869 Mary E. Harless, age 23, born
in Giles Co, VA, daughter of L. E. Harless. (The L. E. probably stands for Lorenzo and Elizabeth.)
12. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1876); Page 29; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis? Browning; married on 25 Jul 1876 in Wyoming Co, WV; Luvena Morgan.
(Is this James Kirby Browning/; No other information given)
13. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co...", Vol 1, Haga, page 15.
James Browning, age 34, born and a resident of Logan Co, WV, married on 26
Feb 1880 Elvira Harvey, age 33, born in Wyoming Co, WV.
14. "Families of Wyoming Co, WV", Vol 17, 2003, Issue #4, Sally Seaman-Williams, Page 149;
extracted from "Wyoming Co, WV Marriages 1854-1910", by Ronald Ray Turner, 1991.
Elvira Harvey, age 33, born in Wyoming Co, WV, married on 26 Feb 1880 James Browning, age 34,
born in Logan Co, WV.
15. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1890); Page 61; Line 133; WV Archives Web Site.
James Browning; age 38; born in Logan Co, WV; divorced; living in Logan Co, WV; son of William
and Rebecca (Toler) Browning; married on 4 Sep 1890 at Logan, WV; Francis Walls; age 22; born
in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Logan Co, WV; daughter of L. and R. (Harvey) Walls.
16. 1900 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 252A; Image 41 of 41;
Family #363/363.
Listed as James Browning; age 55; born in VA in 1845; married 14 yrs (sic, 10); farmer; head of
household.
(Apparently James had children by Francis Walls prior to their marriage in 1890)


Louvena Morgan

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1876); Page 29; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis? Browning; married on 25 Jul 1876 in Wyoming Co, WV; Luvena Morgan.
(Is this James Kirby Browning/; No other information given)


Mitchell Stewart

1. "Reference Book of Wyoming Co", Bowman, page 356.
Mitchell Stewart, son of Ralph and Mary Clay Stewart, moved to Kentucky.


Barney Christopher Roope

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Mulberry Township; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 87B; Image 28 of 40;
Family #285/290.
Listed as Barnie Roop; age 15; born in NC; farm laborer; in household of father, Andrew Roope.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Mulberry District, taken on 14/15 Jan 1920, Page 136A, Family #140.
Listed as Barney Roop, age 25, born in NC, farmer, head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Mulberry District, taken on 19 Apr 1930, Page 110A, Family #161.
Listed as Bonum C. Roop, age 35, born in NC, married at 17, laborer on dairy farm, head of household.
4. 1940 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Mulberry Township; E.D. 97-15; Taken on 2 May 1940; Page 225A;
Household #207.
Listed as Barnie Roop; age 45; born in NC; married; 1st grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; dairy operator; head of household.
5. NC Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
Barney Christopher Roope; age 56; son of Andrew and Mary Ann (Richardson) Roope; died 17 May
1951 at Statesville, Iredell Co, NC.


Margaret Geneva "Maggie" Higgins

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Mulberry District, taken on 14/15 Jan 1020, Page 136A, Family #140.
Listed as Maggie Roop, age 25, born in NC, in household of husband, Barney Roope.
2. 1930 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Mulberry District, taken on 19 Apr 1930, Page 110A, Family #161.
Listed as Maggie G. Roop, age 35, born in NC, married at 17, in household of husband, Barney C.
Roope.
3. 1940 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Mulberry Township; E.D. 97-15; Taken on 2 May 1940; Page 225A;
Household #207.
Listed as Maggie Roop; age 45; born in NC; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Barney C. Roope.


Ella May Roope

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site.
Ella M. Roop; born 1914 in Wilkes Co, NC; father, Bonney (sic, Barney) Roop.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Mulberry District, taken on 14/15 Jan 1020, Page 136A, Family #140.
Listed as May Roop, age 5, born in NC, in household of father, Barney Roope.


Alvie Gainer

1. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Alvie Gainer; born on 12 Sep 1919; died on 16 Apr 1997; living at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV at death.


Alma J. Laxton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 7 may 1930, Page 151B, Family #117.
Listed as Alma Laxton; age 7, born in WV, in household of father, John C. Laxton.
2. "The Register herald", Beckley, WV, Wednesday 7 Dec 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE — Alma J. Gainer, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her residence following a short illness. "Born Feb. 19, 1921, in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nola Pendry Laxton. "Mrs. Gainer was a member of Sweet Divine Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, bowling, gardening and working in the yard. Most of all she enjoyed being with her family and friends. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Alvie Gainer; a son, Gary Lee Gainer; four brothers, Thomas, Roby, Charlie and Glen Laxton; and four sisters, Garnett Laxton, Merlie Scaggs, Sylvia Ellison and Maxine Stewart. "Survivors include a son, John Gainer and his wife, Rita, of Pineville; a granddaughter, Krissy Gainer of Pineville; a great-granddaughter, Lindsay Cook of Pineville; two brothers, Alfred Laxton and wife, Irene, of Pineville and Buddy Laxton and his wife, Annette, of Pasadena, Md.; and a host of nieces and nephews. "Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Roger Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Bower Cemetery, Twin Falls State Park..."


George Alfred Laxton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 7 may 1930, Page 151B, Family #117.
Listed as Alfred Laxton; age 6, born in WV, in household of father, John C. Laxton.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1952); Page 180; WV Archives Web Site.
George Alfred Laxton; age 22; born and living at Pineville, WV; single; son of John and Nola Laxton;
married on 20 Sep 1952 at Pineville, WV; Irene Jewell; age 21; born at Sabine, WV; single; living at
Jesse, WV; daughter of Harry and Virgie Jewell.
3. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Web Site; Posted Obit.
"Pastor Alfred Laxton, 77, of Pineville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 following a sudden illness.
"Born Dec. 1, 1929, at Pineville, he was the son of the late John Columbus and Nola Pendry Laxton.
"Brother Laxton was pastor of Sweet Divine Baptist Church for more than 35 years. He was a member of the UMWA. Alfred enjoyed hunting, bird watching, singing and being with his family and friends. His church and church family was his life.
"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Garnette Laxton, Sylvia Ellison, Merlie Skaggs, Maxine Stewart and Alma Gainer; four brothers, Tom, Charlie, Robie and Glen Laxton; and a daughter-in-law, Kimberli Hall Laxton.
"Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Alva Irene Jewell Laxton of the home; four sons, Michael Laxton of Pineville, Roger Laxton of Pineville, Terry Laxton and his wife, Lisa, of Pineville and Mark Laxton and his wife, Christa, of Pineville; three daughters, Diana Cook and her husband, Thomas, of Pineville, Karen Allen and her husband, Danny, of Pineville and Kathy Tilley and her husband, Shawn, of Pineville; a brother, Buddy Laxton and his wife, Annette, of Pasadena, MD; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren..."


Alva Irene Jewell

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 25 May 1940; Page 221A;
Image 89 of 96; Household #748.
Listed as Irene Jewell; age 11; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William H. Jewell.