McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Benjamin Franklin Gills

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Hicksville and Rocky Gap PO; taken on 3/4 Jul 1860; Page 77_;
Family #574/565.
Listed as Benjamin Gills; age 23; born in VA; farm hand; head of household.
2. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Benjamin Gill; age 38; born in NC; farm laborer; head of household.
3. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 2 Jun 1880; Page 350C; Family #18/18.
Listed as Benjamin Gills; age 49; born in NC; farm laborer; head of household.
4. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 27B;
Family #165/166.
Listed as Benjamin Gills; age 70; born in Mar 1830 in NC; married 48 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Mary A. Neal

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Hicksville and Rocky Gap PO; taken on 3/4 Jul 1860; Page 77_;
Family #574/565.
Listed as Polly A.Gills; age 22; born in VA; in household of husband, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Mary Gill; age 36; born in VA; in household of husband, Benjamin F. Gills.
3. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 2 Jun 1880; Page 350C; Family #18/18.
Listed as Mary Gills; age 44; born in VA; in household of husband, Benjamin F. Gills.
4. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 27B;
Family #165/166.
Listed as Mary Gills; age 67; born in VA in Jun 1832; 12 children, 9 living; ; in household of husband,
Benjamin F. Gills.


Francis A. Gills

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Hicksville and Rocky Gap PO; taken on 3/4 Jul 1860; Page 77_;
Family #574/565.
Listed as Francis A. Gills; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Francis Gill; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.


Julia Gills

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Hicksville and Rocky Gap PO; taken on 3/4 Jul 1860; Page 77_;
Family #574/565.
Listed as Julia Gills; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Julia Gill; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.


James J. Gills

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Hicksville and Rocky Gap PO; taken on 3/4 Jul 1860; Page 77_;
Family #574/565.
Listed as James J. Gills; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as James Gill; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
3. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 3 Jun 1880; Page 350D; Family #27/27.
Listed as James Gills; age 23; born in VA; boarder; farm laborer; in household of Jackson Finley?.


Mary Gills

1. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Mary Gill; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.


Mary Gills

1. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Mary Gill; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.


Elizabeth Gills

1. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Elizabeth Gill; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.


Samuel Gills

1. 1870 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 18 Aug 1870; Page 391B; Family #182/182.
Listed as Samuel Gill; age 1; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.


George Gills

1. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 2 Jun 1880; Page 350C; Family #18/18.
Listed as george Gills; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 210A; Family #68/68.
Listed as George Gills; age 23; born in Jul 1876 in VA; married 1 yr; day laborer, head of household.
3. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, Rock District; Thornhill Precinct; 45 Crane Creek Road; taken on 6 Jan 1920;
Page 187B; Family #90/91.
Listed as George Gills; age 40; born in VA; married; coal tipple laborer; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173A;
Family #95/98.
Listed as George Gills; age 49; born in VA; married at 19; bone picker in coal mine; head of
household.
5. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #10783; WV Archives Web Site.
George Gills; age about 56; born in Bland Co, VA; married; husband of Lila Belcher; coal mine laborer;
son of Benjamin and Mary Neal Gills; died on 2 Sep 1931 at Crystal, Mercer Co, WV from crushing
injury caused by railrod car running over body; buried on 4 Sep 1931at Crystal, WV; informant, Robert
Gills, Montcalm, WV.


Lallie Belcher

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 210B; Family #68/68.
Listed as Lallie Gills; age 21; born in May 1881 in WV; married 1 yr; no children; in household of
husband, George Gills.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, Rock District; Thornhill Precinct; 45 Crane Creek Road; taken on 6 Jan 1920;
Page 187B; Family #90/91.
Listed as Laura Gills; age 35; born in WV; married; in household of husband, George Gills.
3. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173A;
Family #95/98.
Listed as Lallie Gills; age 45; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, George Gills.


Viola Gills

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, Rock District; Thornhill Precinct; 45 Crane Creek Road; taken on 6 Jan 1920;
Page 188B; Family #90/91.
Listed as Viola Gills; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
Family #95/98.
Listed as Viola Gills; age 21; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.


Cloyd Gills

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, Rock District; Thornhill Precinct; 45 Crane Creek Road; taken on 6 Jan 1920;
Page 187B; Family #90/91.
Listed as Cloid Gills; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
Family #95/98.
Listed as Cloyd Gills; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.


Roscoe Gills

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
Family #95/98.
Listed as Roscoe Gills; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.


Vada Gills

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
Family #95/98.
Listed as Vadie Gills; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.


William Mack Gills

1. 1880 Census, Bland Co, VA; Mechanicsburg PO; taken on 2 Jun 1880; Page 350C; Family #18/18.
Listed as William Gills; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Benjamin F. Gills.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 210A; Family #63/63.
Listed as W.M. Gills; age 27; born in Jul 1872 in WV; married 5 yrs; day laborer, head of household.
3. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #2056; WV Archives Web Site.
William Mack Gills; age 81 yrs, 7 mons, 7 days; born on 9 Jul 1870 in Mechanicsburg, VA; married;
night watchman for American Coal; son of Benjamin and Mary Neal Gills; died on 16 Feb 1952 at
Montcalm, Mercer Co, WV from heart attack; buried on 18 feb 1952 in Woodlawn Cemetery, (Bluewell,
Mercer Co) WV; informant, Mrs. William Mack Gills


Mattie Hubbard

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 210A; Family #63/63.
Listed as Mattie Gills; age 21; born in May 1879 in WV; married 5 yrs; 2 children, 1 living; in household
of husband, William M. Gills.


Dora M. Gills

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 210A; Family #63/63.
Listed as Dora M. Gills; age 1; born in Aug 1898 in WV; in household of father, William M. Gills.


Mabelle Gills

1. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #12281; WV Archives Web Site.
Mabelle Gills; age 13 yrs, 2 mons, 4 days; born on 2 Aug 1918 in WV; daughter of Mack and Mattie
Hubbard Gills; died on 6 Oct 1931 at McComas, Mercer Co, WV from diptheria; buried on 7 Oct 1931;
(no burial place given); informant, Mack Gills.


Clyde Jackson Gills

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, Rock District; Thornhill Precinct; 45 Crane Creek Road; taken on 6 Jan 1920;
Page 187B; Family #90/91.
Listed as Clyde Gills; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Crane Creek Road; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
Family #95/98.
Listed as Clyde Gills; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.
3. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #6553; WV Archives Web Site.
Clyde Jackson Gills; age 30 yrs, 10 mons, 26 days; born on 14 Jun 1911 at Crystal, WV; married;
husband of Gertrude Kinser, age 24; brakeman for coal co; son of George and Mollie Belcher Gills;
died on 10 May 1942 in Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield, Mercer Co, WV from spinal fracture caused
slate fall in mine on 21 Apr 1942 at McComas, Mercer Co, WV; buried on 12 May 1942 in Harless
Cemetery, Crystal, WV; informant, Gertrude Gills, Crystal, WV.


Stewart Thomas Gills

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, Rock District; Thornhill Precinct; 45 Crane Creek Road; taken on 6 Jan 1920;
Page 187B; Family #90/91.
Listed as Stewart Gills; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, George Gills.
2. Mercer Co, WV Death Certificate #'56 010402; WV Archives Web Site.
Stewart Thomas Gills; age 54 yrs, 7 mons, 8 days; born on 2 Jun 1902 at Crystal, WV; married; living
at McComas, WV; coal miner; son of George and Lollie Belcher Gills; died on 11 Aug 1956 from
black lung disease; buried on 14 Aug 1956 in Tabernacle Cemetery, Crystal, WV; informant, Mrs.
Callie K. Gills.


Henry Belcher

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 210B; Family #68/68.
Listed as Henry Belcher; age 14; born in Nov 1885 in WV; in household of brother-in-law, George Gills.


Posey P. Belcher

1. "Welch and Its People"; Rose R. Marino, 1985; Page 159; "Posey P. Belcher" Article.


Edna Tyree

1. "Welch and Its People"; Rose R. Marino, 1985; Page 159; "Posey P. Belcher" Article.


John Andrew Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 99A, Family 282.
Listed as John A. Mitchem, age 2, in household of father, John A.Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 279B;
Family #274/274.
Listed as John A. Mitchem, age 11, in household of father, John K. Mitchem.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #4182; Welch, WV Draft Board; 11 Sep 1918.
John Mitchum; age 20; born on 17 May 1898; living at Eckman, WV; coal miner for Eureka Coal &
Coke Co; nearest relative, Rosann Mitchem; Eckman, WV; medium height and build; brown eyes
and dark hair.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1919); Page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
John A. Mitchem; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of
John K. and R.B.; married on 4 Apr 1919 at Eckman, WV; Manerva Bishop; age 23; divorced; born
in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Joseph W. and Susannah (sic, Noah and Rhoda).
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 16A;
Family #274/289.
Listed as John Mitchem; age 20; born in WV; married; timberman in coal mine; head of household.
6. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #14382; WV Archives Web Site.
John A. Mitchem; age 31 yrs, 5 mons, 0 days; born on 17 May 1898 in WV; married; wife, Miss
Belcher; coal miner for Page Coal & Coke Co at Eckman, WV; son of John K. and Rosana B.
(Lambert) Mitchem; died on 17 Oct 1929 in the Bluefield Sanatariam Hospital, Bluefield, Mercer Co,
WV from a fractured skull suffered in coal mine accident at Eckmanon 16 Oct 1929; buried on 18
Oct 1929 in cemetery at Eckman, WV; informant, J.S. Mitchem, Eckman, WV.


Minerva Malinda Jane Belcher

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 158A; Image 23 of
24; Family 136/136.
Listed as Neffie Belcher, age 4, born in May 1896, in WV, in household of father, Noah Belcher.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 119A; Image
40 of 46; Family #299/328.
Listed as Murisr Belcher; age 14; born WV; in household of father, Noah Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 11; WV Archives Web Site.
L. R. Bishop; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Caples, WV; son of D.C.
and S.J. married on 10 Oct 1914 at Shannon Branch, WV; Nerva Malinda Jane Belcher; age 17;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Noah and Rhoda.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1919); Page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
John A. Mitchem; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of
John K. and R.B.; married on 4 Apr 1919 at Eckman, WV; Manerva Bishop; age 23; divorced; born
in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Joseph W. and Susannah (sic, Noah and Rhoda).
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 16A;
Family #274/289.
Listed as Minerva Mitchem; age 23; born in WV; married; in household of husband, John A. Mitchem.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eureka; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 169A;
Family #275/290.
Listed as Minerva Mitchem; age 33; born in WV; widow; married at 15; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 8; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelly Milam; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; timberman; living at Kimball, WV; son of
Carmile and Martha; married Manerva Mitchem; age 36; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter
of Noah and Rhoda.


William Kelly Mitchem

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 16A;
Family #274/289.
Listed as Willie Mitchem; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John A. Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #6067; WV Archives Web Site.
William Kelly Mitchem; age 1 yr, 6 mons, 4 days; born on 12 Sep 1919 at Eckman, WV; son of John
Andrew and Minervie Belcher Mitchem; died on 16 Mar 1921 at Eckman, McDowell Co, WV from
pneumonia; buried on 17 Mar 1921 at Eckman, WV; informant, J.A. Mitchem.


John A. Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eureka; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 169A;
Family #275/290.
Listed as John A. Mitchem; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of mother, Minerva Belcher
Bishop Mitchem.


Rosco L. Bishop

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, page 234A, Family 138.
Listed as Roscoe Bishop, age 9, born in Apr 1891, in household of father, David Bishop.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ____1910; Page 224B;
Family #296/312.
Listed as Rosco Lewis (sic, Bishop); age 19; born in WV; in household of brother-in-law, Robert
Stump.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 11; WV Archives Web Site.
L. R. Bishop; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Caples, WV; son of D.C.
and S.J. married on 10 Oct 1914 at Shannon Branch, WV; Nerva Malinda Jane Belcher; age 17;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Noah and Rhoda.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3644; Welch, WV Draft Board; 5 Jun 1917,
Rosco Bishop; age 23; born in Apr 1894 at Pineville, WV; living at Capels, WV; laborer for Standard
Pocahontas Coal Co, Capels, WV; married; dependent wife and 2 children; short with stout build;
black eyes and black hair.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Caples; E.D. 24-34; taken on 12 Apr
1940; Page 588; Image 28 of 36; Household #209.
Listed as Roscoe Bishop; age 49; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # 127; Apr 1942.
Roscoe Bishop; age 52; born on 6 Apr 1890 in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Capels, McDowell Co,
WV; employed by WPA at Welch, WV; person who will always know address; Emma Bishop,
Capels, WV.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Rosco Bishop; born on 6 Apr 1891; died in Nov 1974; living at Capels, McDowell Co, WV.
8. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, Noah Bishop search, 4 Sep 2002; Social Security Death Index.
Roscoe Bishop; born on 6 Apr 1891; died in Nov 1974; living at Caples, McDowell Co, WV at
death.


Minerva Malinda Jane Belcher

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 158A; Image 23 of
24; Family 136/136.
Listed as Neffie Belcher, age 4, born in May 1896, in WV, in household of father, Noah Belcher.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 119A; Image
40 of 46; Family #299/328.
Listed as Murisr Belcher; age 14; born WV; in household of father, Noah Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 11; WV Archives Web Site.
L. R. Bishop; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Caples, WV; son of D.C.
and S.J. married on 10 Oct 1914 at Shannon Branch, WV; Nerva Malinda Jane Belcher; age 17;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Noah and Rhoda.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1919); Page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
John A. Mitchem; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of
John K. and R.B.; married on 4 Apr 1919 at Eckman, WV; Manerva Bishop; age 23; divorced; born
in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Joseph W. and Susannah (sic, Noah and Rhoda).
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 16A;
Family #274/289.
Listed as Minerva Mitchem; age 23; born in WV; married; in household of husband, John A. Mitchem.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eureka; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 169A;
Family #275/290.
Listed as Minerva Mitchem; age 33; born in WV; widow; married at 15; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 8; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelly Milam; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; timberman; living at Kimball, WV; son of
Carmile and Martha; married Manerva Mitchem; age 36; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter
of Noah and Rhoda.


Almedia Bishop

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 16A;
Family #274/289.
Listed as Meta Mitchem (sic, Bishop); age 3 yrs, 11 mons; born in WV; in household of step-father,
John A. Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eureka; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 169A;
Family #275/290.
Listed as Almedia Bishop; age 14; born in WV; in household of mother, Minerva Belcher Bishop
Mitchem.


Matilda C. Stiltner

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken 23 Aug 1850; Page 268A; Family #730/730.
Listed as Matilda Mitchem, age 25, born in VA, in household of husband,
Elijah D. Mitchem.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Peeryville P.O., taken 9 Jul 1860,
page #9, Family #51.
Listed as Matilda Mitchem, age 38, born in VA, in household of husband,
Elijah Mitchem.
3. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 122.
Elijah Mitchem married Tilda Squiltner on 27 June 1844.
Need to look at original marriage record. This could be Tilda Spracher, not
Squitner. Now believe this is Stiltner.
4. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, page 5, taken 19 July 1870.
Big Creek Township, Family #29.
Listed as Matilda C. Mitchem, age 47, in household of husband, Elijah
Mitchem.
5. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 790.
Elkhorn Township, page 005.
Listed as Matilda Mitchem, age 57, in household of husband, Elijah Mitchem.