McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Samuel Lambert

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 736, page 268B.
Listed as Samuel Lambert, age 42, born in VA, head of household.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 157.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 27.
3. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 82.
4. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 3, Family #23.
Listed as Samuel Lambert, age 61, as head of household, a farmer.


Rebecca Lambert

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 736, page 268B.
Listed as Rebecca Lambert, age 43, born in VA, in household of husband,
Samuel Lambert.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 157.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 27.
3. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 82.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 764.
Elkhorn District, page 001.
Listed as Rebecca Lambert, age 68, widow, born in VA, in household of
son-in-law, William Belcher. Daughter, Susannah Lambert Belcher, age 31, is
also in this household.
5. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 3, Family #23.
Listed as Rebecca Lambert, age 62, in household of husband, Samuel Lambert.
6. Ancestry.com Web Site, Samuel Lambert search, 10 Feb 2001, submitted by
mdowl2@ixpnet.com
Rebecca Lambert, daughter of Samuel and Susannah Hager Lambert, married
Samuel Lambert on 16 Apr 1839 in Tazewell Co, VA.


Andrew "Andy" Lambert

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 736, page 268B.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 157.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 27.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 3, Family #23.
Listed as Andrew Lambert, age 33, in household of father, Samuel Lambert.


Gabriel Murphy Jr

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Calvin Poe search, 31 Oct 2000, submitted by
shareehuth@netscape.net
Gabriel Murphy, Jr; born abt 1756; died in 1818 in Russell Co, VA; son of
Gabriel Murphy, Sr; married Nancy\Clarissa Herndon on 4 Feb 1788 in Caswell
Co, NC.
2. McDowell Co, WV, Home Page, Inquiry postings.
Stacey Murphy Wilner, 5 Jan 2001.
Moses Cartwright married Clarissa Murphy, daughter of Gabriel, Jr and
Clarissa Herndon of Russell Co, VA, via Caswell Co, NC. Originally from
Bedford Co, VA. Clarissa had a brother, Edmond.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
Edmond Murphy; born at 1803 in Caswell Co, NC; died abt 1859; son of Gabriel and Nancy Clarissa Herndon Murphy;
married first, Susannah Clevenger on 1 Sep 1823 in Pike Co, KY; children: Gabriel, Alexander, Lucinda, and William
Murphy; married second, Polly Shortridge abt 1840; children: Sarah, Eliza, James, Robert, Richard, Harvey, John,
Benjamin Harrison, and Melissa Murphy.


Nancy Clarissa Herndon

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Calvin Poe search, 31 Oct 2000, submitted by
shareehuth@netscape.net
Nancy\Clarissa Herndon; born abt 1770 in NC; died 28 dec 1842 in Logan Co,
WV; daughter of David and Frances Pierce Herndon.
2. McDowell Co, WV, Home Page, Inquiry postings.
Stacey Murphy Wilner, 5 Jan 2001.
Moses Cartwright married Clarissa Murphy, daughter of Gabriel, Jr and
Clarissa Herndon of Russell Co, VA, via Caswell Co, NC. Originally from
Bedford Co, VA. Clarissa had a brother, Edmond.


Tobias S. Belcher

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 749, page 269B.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 188.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 32.
3. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 126.
4. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 14. Married second Margaretta Jane
Cartwright.
5. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV...", pages 98/99.
Does not mention second marriage to M. Jane Cartwright.
Son of William Floyd and Sarah Kingrey Belcher, Sr.
6. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 763.
Elkhorn District, page 005.
Listed as Tobias Belcher, age 59, head of household, born in VA.
7. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #53.
Listed as Tobias Belcher, age 46, as head of household, a farmer.
8. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 26.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 116.
Tobias Belcher, age 60, widowed, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of William M.
Belcher, married on 14 Feb 1887 Jane Cartwright, age 56, born in Logan Co,
WV, daughter of Moses and Clary Cartwright.
9. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #205.
Listed as Tobias Belcher, age 81, widowed, in household of son-in-law,
Ballard P. Byrd.


Margaretta Jane Cartwright

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 145.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.
2. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 13. Daughter of Moses and Clara Murphy
Cartwright. She did not marry until she was 50 years old and then was the
second wife of Tobias Belcher.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 3, Family #16.
Listed as Jane Cartwright, age 36, in household of father, Moses Cartwright.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, page 768.
Elkhorn District, page 001.
Listed as Jane Cartwright, age 46, single, head of household.
5. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 26.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 116.
Tobias Belcher, age 60, widowed, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of William M.
Belcher, married on 14 Feb 1887 Jane Cartwright, age 56, born in Logan Co,
WV, daughter of Moses and Clary Cartwright.


Wilson Stanley

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV,...", page 2.
Wilson Stanley, age 23, married on 27 Jul 1868 Francis Cartwright, age 23.
He was born in Logan Co, WV; parents were William Cline and Katherine
Stanley.
She was born in Logan Co, WV; parents were Moses and Clary Cartwright.


Francis Cartwright

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 145.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.
2. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 13. Daughter of Moses and Clara Murphy
Cartwright.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV,...", page 2.
Wilson Stanley, age 23, married on 27 Jul 1868 Francis Cartwright, age 23.
He was born in Logan Co, WV; parents were (_______) and Katherine Stanley.
She was born in Logan Co, WV; parents were Moses and Clary Cartwright.
4. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, Family #527, page 156.
Listed as Francis Cartwright, age 7, in household of father, Moses
Cartwright.


William Owen Belcher I

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 749, page 269B.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 188.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 32.
3. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 763.
Elkhorn District, page 013.
Listed as Owen Belcher, age 33, as head of household.
4. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #53.
Listed as Owen Belcher, age 22, in household of father, Tobias Belcher.
5. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV...", page 5.
Lwen (sic Owen)Belcher, age 24, married Barbary Cartwright, age 22, on 20 May
1871.
Marriage Record Book 1, 1865-1896, page 97 (66).
Both were born in Tazewell Co, VA.
His parents were Tobias and Margaret Belcher.
Her parents were Moses A. and Clary Cartwright.
6. "Area Cemeteries" WV 929, McDowell Co Public Library, Welch, WV.
Belcher Cemetery, Belcher Mt, McDowell Co, WV.
Owen Belcher 1843-1894
7. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, page 14.
"...Daughter, Barbara (Cartwright) was born in 1849. She married Owen Belcher. Their sons were
James Henry, Ballard, T. S. (Tobias S.), Maitland and M.A. ..."
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 14 Feb 2016.
" William Owen Belcher
Birth 1847
Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 1894 (aged 46–47)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Barbara Cartwright

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 145.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.
2. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 13. Daughter of Moses and Clara Murphy
Cartwright. Married Owen Belcher. Sons were James Henry, Ballard, T.S.,
Maitland and M.A.
3. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 763.
Elkhorn District, page 013.
Listed as Barbry Belcher, age 29, in household of husband, Owen Belcher.
4. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, Family #527, page 156.
Listed as Barbary Cartwright, age 1, in household of father, Moses
Cartwright.
5. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 3, Family #16.
Listed as Barbry Cartwright, age 21, in household of father, Moses
Cartwright.
6. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV...", page 5.
Lwen (sic Owen)Belcher, age 24, married Barbary Cartwright, age 22, on 20 May
1871.
Marriage Record Book 1, 1865-1896, page 97 (66).
Both were born in Tazewell Co, VA.
His parents were Tobias and Margaret Belcher.
Her parents were Moses A. and Clary Cartwright.
7. "Area Cemeteries" WV 929, McDowell Co Public Library, Welch, WV.
Belcher Cemetery, Belcher Mt, McDowell Co, WV.
Barbara Belcher 1845-1922.
8. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Huger Precinct; taken on 22 Apr 1910;
Page 235A; Family #141/141.
Listed as Barbara Clay; age 60; born in WV; married twice, last time for 11 yrs; 8 children, 6 living;
in household of husband, Masten G. Clay.
9. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, page 14.
"...Daughter, Barbara (Cartwright) was born in 1849. She married Owen Belcher. Their sons were
James Henry, Ballard, T. S. (Tobias S.), Maitland and M.A. ..
10. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 3 Jun 2013.
"Barbara Cartwright Clay
Birth Apr 1847
Virginia, USA
Death 12 Dec 1921 (aged 74)
Maitland, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


William Owen Belcher II

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 763.
Elkhorn District, page 013.
Listed as William O. Belcher, age 2, in household of father, Owen Belcher.


Maitland Belcher

1. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 14.


William Collins

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, 13th District, taken on 21 Aug 1860, Page 144,
Family #252.
Listed as William Collins, age 2, born in VA, in household of father,
Edward Collins.
2. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 21, Family #133.
Listed as William Collins, age 13, in household of step-father, Benjamin
Short.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 10.
Marriage Record, McDowell Co, WV, Book 1, page 105(139).
William Collins, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of Ned and Sarah
Collins, married on 19 Dec 1876 Sarah Cartwright, age 20, born in McDowell
Co, WV, daughter of Moses and Clary Cartwright.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 772.
Elkhorn Township, page 001.
Listed William Collins, age 24, as head of household, a farmer.
5. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 88B, Family 35.
Listed as William Collins, age 42, born in Jun 1858, head of household.
6. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as William Collins; age 53; born in WV; married once for 30 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Sarah "Sally" Cartwright

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 145.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.
2. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 13. Daughter of Moses and Clara Murphy
Cartwright.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 3, Family #16.
Listed as Sally Cartwright, age 13, in household of father, Moses Cartwright.
4. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 10.
Marriage Record, McDowell Co, WV, Book 1, page 105(139).
William Collins, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of Ned and Sarah
Collins, married on 19 Dec 1876 Sarah Cartwright, age 20, born in McDowell
Co, WV, daughter of Moses and Clary Cartwright.
5. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 772.
Elkhorn Township, page 001.
Listed Sarah Collins, age 23, in household of husband, William Collins.
6. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 88B, Family 35.
Listed as Sarah Collins, age 45, born in Jan 1855, in household of husband,
William Collins.
7. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as Sarah Collins; age 54; born in WV; married once for 30 yrs; 14 children; 12 living; in
household of husband, William Collins.
8. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 4
April 1930; Page 233A; Image 5 of 35; Family #37/37.
Listed as Sarah Collins; age 75; born in WV; widow; married at 21; farm manager; head of household.


Moses A. Collins

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 772.
Elkhorn Township, page 001.
Listed Moses A. Collins, age 3 months, in household of father, William
Collins.


Bramwell Collins

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89A, Family 35.
Listed as Bramwell Collins, age 12, born in Apr 1888, in household of father,
William Collins.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as Bramwell Collins; age 20; born in WV; single; in household of father, William Collins.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 4
April 1930; Page 233A; Image 5 of 35; Family #37/37.
Listed as Bramwell Collins; age 40; born in WV; single; farm laborer; in household of mother,
Sarah Cartwright Collins.


Welch Collins

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89A, Family 35.
Listed as Welch Collins, age 8, born in Dec 1891, in household of
father, William Collins.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as Welch Collins; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, William Collins.


Roderfield "Rhoda" Collins

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89A, Family 35.
Listed as Rodafield Collins, age 7, born in Oct 1892, in household of
father, William Collins.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as Rhoda Collins; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, William Collins.


Edward S. "Ed" Collins

1. "Welch and Its People", Marino.
Edward Collins, Jr. Article, page 15.
Edward's son, Edward Jr., was born at Welch, WV.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89A, Family 35.
Listed as Ed S. Collins, age 4, born in Oct 1895, in household of
father, William Collins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as Edward Collins; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, William Collins.


William "Willie" Collins Jr

1. "Welch and Its People", Marino, page 14.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89A, Family 35.
Listed as Willie Collins, age 3, born in May 1897, in household of
father, William Collins.
Twin of Thomas Collins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 122A;
Image 46 of 46; Family #346/375.
Listed as William Collins; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, William Collins.


Barbara E. Collins

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89A, Family 35.
Listed as Barbara E. Collins, age 5 months, born in Dec 1899, in household of
father, William Collins.


Wellington Cox

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 146.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.


Rachel

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 146.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.


James Cox

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 146.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 25.


John Fletcher Smith

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 23 Aug 1850; Page 269B; Image 112 of 213;
Family #750/750.
Listed as John Smith; age 21; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
2. 1860 Census; McDowell Co, VA (now WV); 13th District; Peeryville PO; taken on 26 Jul 1860; Page 128;
Image 24 of 41; Family #147/147.
Listed as John Smith; age 35; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
3. John F. Smith issued a deed on 8 March 1898 to Morgan in Wyoming Co, WV.
4. Shorten Smith; Captain; McDowell Militia Company; Union; enrolled in Summer of 1863.
His father, Isaiah Smith and brother, Thomas Muncey Smith, served with him. Another brother,
John Fletcher Smith served as a private on the Confederate side in the 16th VA Calvalry.
5. Son of Isaiah and Elizabeth Fletcher Smith.
6. From McDowell Co, WV, Birth Register #1, 1872-1904, page 1, late registration
of birth of Frank Johnston Smith states John Fletcher Smith, his father, was
born in Piketon, OH; information by Clara Louderback, sister of "Man"(Frank Johanston Smith)..
7. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek Township; Tug River PO; taken on 25 Jul 1870; Page 474A;
Image 15 of 20, Family #106/106.
Listed as John F. Smith; age 44; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
8. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 11/12 Jun 1880; Page 329B; Family #11.
Listed as John F. Smith; age 53; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
9. "Clifton Forge Review", Clifton Forge, VA, 12 Feb 1897 Issue, "The Review"
"Isaiah and Abner Smith, the great huntsmen of our mountains, were called to
West Virginia this week owing to the illness of their aged father."
10. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 801.
Elkhorn Township, page 002.
Listed as John L. Smith, age 53, head of household, a farmer.
11. Death Date from Doug Bishop via e-mail, 30 Oct 1999.


Mary "Polly" Lester

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 23 Aug 1850; Page 269B; Image 112 of 213;
Family #750/750.
Listed as Polly Smith; age 22; born in VA; in household of husband John F. Smith.
2. 1860 Census; McDowell Co, VA (now WV); 13th District; Peeryville PO; taken on 26 Jul 1860; Page 128;
Image 24 of 41; Family #147/147.
Listed as Mary Smith; age 33; born in VA; in household of husband, John F. Smith.
3. From McDowell Co, WV, Birth Register #1, 1872-1904, page 1, late registration
of birth of Frank Johnston Smith states Mary Lester, his mother, was born at
Dial Rock, WV. Dial Rock was a former name for Haveco (near Gary), WV.
There is also a Dial Rock in Tazewell Co, VA.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Deaths, Vol 2, page 16, lists Pollyanne Smith, resident of
the state, age 58.
5. "Deaths of Wyoming Co, WV...", 1894, Haga.
Mary Smith died 11 Sep 1894 at Brier of consumption at age 70y 3m, and 8
days. Born in Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of A.H. and R. Lester, information
from J.F. Smith, friend.
6. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek Township; Tug River PO; taken on 25 Jul 1870; Page 474A;
Image 15 of 20, Family #106/106.
Listed as Polly Smith; age 43; born in VA; keeps house; in household of husband, John F. Smith.
7. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 11/12 Jun 1880; Page 329B;
Family #11.
Listed as Mary Smith; age 53; born in VA; in household of husband, John Fletcher Smith.
8. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 801.
Elkhorn Township, page 002.
Listed as Mary Smith, age 53, in household of husband, John Smith.
9. Internet e-mail, HipChrytal@YadTel.Net, January 10, 2000, Chrystal Whitt.
Abner Hulen Lester, son of William Calvin and Rachel Rebecca Bishop Lester;
born abt 1792 in Russell Co, VA; married three times; first, Rebecca Whitt;
second, Hannah Day; third, Mary Stump Thompson.
Mary "Polly" Lester was a daughter.


Thomas M. Smith

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 23 Aug 1850; Page 269B; Image 112 of 213;
Family #750/750.
Listed as Thomas M. Smith; age 7 mons; born in VA; in household of father, John F. Smith.


Elizabeth Smith

1. 1860 Census; McDowell Co, VA (now WV); 13th District; Peeryville PO; taken on 26 Jul 1860; Page 128;
Image 24 of 41; Family #147/147.
Listed as Elizabeth Smith; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, John F. Smith.


Cosbi J. Smith

1. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek Township; Tug River PO; taken on 25 Jul 1870; Page 474B;
Image 16 of 20, Family #106/106.
Listed as Cosby Smith; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, John F. Smith.
2. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 11/12 Jun 1880; Page 329B; Family #11.
Listed as Cosby J. Smith, age 13, born in WV; in household of father, John Smith.
3. "Deaths of Wyoming Co, WV", Norma P. Evans, page 44.
Died 12 Jul 1889 of consumption.
4. "Deaths, Wyomig Co, WV", Haga, Year 1889.
Cozbi Smith died 12 Jul 1889, at age 21 of consumption, daughter of John and Mary Smith.


Isaiah Smith

1. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 82.
Josiah (sic Isaiah) Smyth married Elizabeth Fletcher on 24 Jun 1824.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 268A, Family #732.
Listed as Isaiah Smith, age 50, born in VA, head of household.
3. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Peeryville PO, taken on 8 Aug 1860, Page 139, Family #212.
Listed as Isaiah Smith, age 58, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
4. Private in Capt. Shorten Smith's; McDowell Militia Company; Union; enrolled in
Summer of 1863
Shorten's father, Isaiah Smith and brother, Thomas Muncey Smith, served with him. Another
brother, John Fletcher Smith served as a private on the Confederate side in the 16th VA Calvalry.
5. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Tug River PO, taken on 23 Jul 1870, Page 473B,
Family #98.
Listed as Isaiah Smith, age 68, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
6. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Family #20.
Listed as head of household, age 77. Stated that his father was born in
England and his mother in SC.
7. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 801.
Elkhorn Township, page 003.
Listed as Isaiah Smith, age 77, father born in England; mother in SC; head of household, a farmer.


Elizabeth "Betsy" Fletcher

1. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 82.
Josiah (sic Isaiah) Smyth married Elizabeth Fletcher on 24 Jun 1824.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 268A, Family #732.
Listed as Betsy Smith, age 44, in household of husband, Isiah Smith.
3. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 212.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 37.
4. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Tug River PO, taken on 23 Jul 1870, Page 473B,
Family #98.
Listed as Elizabeth Smith, age 62, born in VA, in household of husband, Isaiah Smith.
5. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Family #20.
Listed in household of husband, Isaiah Smith, age 72.
6. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 801.
Elkhorn Township, page 003.
Listed as Elizabeth Smith, age 72, in household of husband, Isiah Smith.


Abner Hulens Smith

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 23 Aug 1850; Page 269B; Image 112 of 213;
Family #750/750.
Listed as Allen (sic, Abner) H. Smith; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, John F. Smith.
2. 1860 Census; McDowell Co, VA (now WV); 13th District; Peeryville PO; taken on 26 Jul 1860; Page 128;
Image 24 of 41; Family #147/147.
Listed as Abner Smith; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, John F. Smith.
3. "Smith" Folder #3, WV Archives, Charleston, WV. Newspaper article from the
Pocahontas (WV) Times about the life of Abner H. Smith.
This article relates what a great hunter Abner and his father, John Fletcher
Smith, were.
4. Married on 24 Oct 1873 and later divorced on 11 May 1875 in McDowell
Co, WV, Rebecca Collins. McDowell Co, WV. Marriage Register Book #1, page 88.
5. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek Township; Tug River PO; taken on 25 Jul 1870; Page 474B;
Image 16 of 20, Family #106/106.
Listed as Abner Smith; age 22; born in VA; farmer; in household of father, John F. Smith.
6. "Clifton Forge Review", Clifton Forge, VA, 12 Feb 1897 Issue, "The Review"
"Isaiah and Abner Smith, the great huntsmen of our mountains, were called to
West Virginia this week owing to the illness of their aged father."
7. Smith Folder #3, WV Archives, article from the Pochontas Times, "Abner H.
Smith" by the Honorable R.B. Stephenson, Covington, VA.
"The following is a statement made to me on March 7, 1918, by Abner H.
Smith, who lived on Ogley's Creek in Alleghaney County, concerning his
hunting exploits. Three days after this on March 10, he committed suicide by
taking strychine...."
8. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV,...", page 6.
A.H. Smith, age 26, married Rebecca Collins on 24 Oct 1873.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 119 (88).
He was born in Tazewell Co, VA; her birthplace was not listed.
His parents were John and Mary Smith.
Her parents were William and Nancy Collins.
9. "Alleghaney Co (VA) Heritage", Dad Smith article, page 190.
Abner moved from McDowell Co, WV to Alleghaney Co, VA in 1877. He married
Ruth Ann Christian on 6 Feb 1878.
10. 1880 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington; taken on 12 Jun 1880; Page 391A; Family #76/76.
Listed as Abner Smith; age 35; born in VA; married; laborer; head of household.
11. "McDowell Co, WVGW:Queries July-December 1996", internet site
www.scioto.org/McDowell/MQS/queries1999.html
July 1999, Virginia Smith
Benjamin Harrison Smith was a son of Abner and Ruth Christian Smith.
He was born on 9 Mar 1890 and died on 17 Dec 1856 at White Sulphur Springs,
WV. Ben married Lillie (_______). They had two children: Delbert and Gracie
(married _________Gillespie). At Ben's death both children lived at Hensley,
WV.
12. 1900 Census, Alleghaney Co, VA, page 231B, Family #138.
Listed as Abner H. Smith, age 53, born in Aug 1846 in WV, married 22 years, head of household.
13. 1910 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 94B; Family #81.
Listed as Abner H. Smith; age 63; born in WV; married twice, last time for 31 yrs; farmer; head of
household.


Ruth Ann Christian

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; Baptist Valey P.O.; taken on 11 Aug 1860;
Page 882; Family #1348/1314.
Listed as Ruth Christian; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, Thomas B. Christian.
2. "Alleghaney Co (VA) Heritage", Dad Smith article, page 190.
Abner moved from McDowell Co, WV to Alleghaney Co, VA in 1877. He married
Ruth Ann Christian on 6 Feb 1878.
3. Ibid, Hildreth Smith article, page 192.
Ruth Ann Christian was born on 22 mar 1855 in Tazewell Co, VA, died on 13 Jan
1921 at Neola, WV.
4 1880 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington; taken on 12 Jun 1880; Page 391A; Family #76/76.
Listed as Ruth Smith; age 25; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Abner H. Smith.
5. "Alleghaney Co (VA) Heritage", Dad Smith article, page 190.
Abner moved from McDowell Co, WV to Alleghaney Co, VA in 1877. He married
Ruth Ann Christian on 6 Feb 1878.
6. "McDowell Co, WVGW:Queries July-December 1996", internet site
www.scioto.org/McDowell/MQS/queries1999.html
July 1999, Virginia Smith
Benjamin Harrison Smith was a son of Abner and Ruth Christian Smith.
He was born on 9 Mar 1890 and died on 17 Dec 1856 at White Sulphur Springs,
WV. Ben married Lillie (_______). They had two children: Delbert and Gracie
(married _________Gillespie). At Ben's death both children lived at Hensley,
WV.
7. 1900 Census, Alleghaney Co, VA, page 231B, Family #138.
Listed as Ruth Ann Smith, age 44, born in Mar 1856 in VA, married 22 years,
11 children, 10 living; in household of husband, Abner H. Smith.
8. 1910 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 94B; Family #81.
Listed as Rutha A. Smith; age 52; born in WV; married once for 31 yrs; 12 children, 10 living;
in household of husband, Abner H. Smith.


William Smith

1. 1880 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington; taken on 12 Jun 1880; Page 391A; Family #76/76.
Listed as William Smith; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Abner H. Smith.


Mollie Arminda Smith

1. 1900 Census, Alleghaney Co, VA, page 231B, Family #138.
Listed as Mollie R.M. Smith, age 12, born in Mar 1888 in VA, in household of father, Abner H. Smith.


Nancy Jane Smith

1. 1900 Census, Alleghaney Co, VA, page 231B, Family #138.
Listed as Nancy J. Smith, age 8, born in Jan 1892 in VA, in household of
father, Abner H. Smith.
2. 1910 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 94B; Family #81.
Listed as Nancy J. Smith; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, Abner H. Smith.


Reuduma Alice Smith

1. 1900 Census, Alleghaney Co, VA, page 231B, Family #138.
Listed as Reudumy Smith, age 5, born in Oct 1894 in VA, in household of
father, Abner H. Smith.
2. 1910 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 94B; Family #81.
Listed as Rudema A. Smith; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Abner H. Smith.