McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Alfred Smith

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, Abraham Smith.
2. "Raleigh Co, WV; Marriages 1850-1911; Ronald R. Turner.
Alfred Smith; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; married on 7 Jun 1879 in Raleigh
Co, WV; Louisa Graham Milam; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV.
3. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #15.
Listed as James A. Smith, age 41, head of household.
4. Ancestry.com web site, GEDCOM file 185947, 10 Dec 2000, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
James Alfred Smith, son of Abraham and Amy Williamson Smith, married Louisa
Liz Graham Milam in Jun 1879 in Raleigh Co, WV. Louisa was daughter of Allen
and Martha Ann Lester Milam.


Lousia Graham"Liz" Milam

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 194.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
2. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, Family 50.
3. "Raleigh Co, WV; Marriages 1850-1911; Ronald R. Turner.
Alfred Smith; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; married on 7 Jun 1879 in Raleigh
Co, WV; Louisa Graham Milam; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV.
3. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #15.
Listed as Lizzie Smith, age 43, in household of husband, James A. Smith.
4. Ancestry.com web site, GEDCOM file 185947, 10 Dec 2000, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
James Alfred Smith, son of Abraham and Amy Williamson Smith, married Louisa
Liz Graham Milam in Jun 1879 in Raleigh Co, WV. Louisa was daughter of Allen
and Martha Ann Lester Milam.


Herman Smith

1. Ancestry.com web site, GEDCOM file 185947, 10 Dec 2000, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
Harmon Smith was born in 1884; died aft 1920; married Eliza Jane Lester in
1906.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #15.
Listed as Herman Smith, age 17, in household of father, James A. Smith.


Thomas Smith

1. Ancestry.com web site, GEDCOM file 185947, 10 Dec 2000, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
Thomas Smith was born on 18 Jan 1886; died on 2 Feb 1941; married Rebecca
Lester in 1903.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #15.
Listed as Thomas Smith, age 16, in household of father, James A. Smith.


William Smith

1. Ancestry.com web site, GEDCOM file 185947, 10 Dec 2000, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
William Smith was born in 1887; died on 14 May 1887.


Thomas Mastin "Chetty" Lester

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 778, page 271B.
Listed as Thomas Lester, age 35, head of household.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Listed as Thomas Lester, age 45, head of household.
Indicated Thomas Lester married Polly Richards (sic) on 15 Aug 1839 in
Tazewell. This could not have been this Mary. She would have only been 12 yrs
old in 1839. Evans made a mistake here in putting this note with this Thomas.
This was not the same Thomas Lester, see RIN 2220.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #54.
Listed as Thomas M. Lester, age 57, as head of household, a farmer.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 26 Jun 1880, Page 335B, Family #122.
Listed as Thomas M. Lester, age 67, born in KY, head of household, a farmer.
5. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 7 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Mary Lester's father was Thomas Mastin Lester. Her mother was Mary "Polly"
Smith, daughter of Isaiah and Elizabeth Smith.
Thomas died on 19 Jul 1884.
6. 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.
Thomas Mastin "Chet" Lester was a son.
7. "Families of Wyoming Co, WV", Vol 16 (2002), No 2, by Sally Seaman-Williams,
page 43.
"Summaries of Lester/Hall cases from Indian fund applications", by James and
Billie Zutaut, File 35676
Loyd Lester; 3 children; Iaeger, WV; married Louisa (sic, Levisa); son of
Mastin and Dicy Roberts Lester; grandson of Thomas and Polly Smith Lester;
grandson of Niel Roberts. (Lloyd Lester can not be the grandson of Thomas
and Polly Smith Lester. Loyd's father, Mastin was born in 1824. Thomas would
have only been 9 yrs old at Mastin's birth).


Mary "Polly" Smith

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 778, page 271B.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Indicated Thomas Lester married Polly Richards on 15 Aug 1839 in Tazewell.
This could not have been this Mary. She would have only been 12 yrs old in
1839. This is the older Thomas M. Lester, born in 1795.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #54.
Listed as Mary Lester, age 43, in household of husband, Thomas M. Lester.
Age matches with Ref 2. Maybe this is Mary Richards.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 26 Jun 1880, Page 335B, Family #122.
Listed as Mary Lester, age 53, born in VA, in household of husband, Thomas M. Lester.
5. Internet e-mail, 7 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Mary Amy Lester's father was Thomas Mastin Lester. Her mother was Mary
"Polly" Smith, daughter of Isaiah and Elizabeth Smith.
She died on 11 Jan 1881 in WV.


Mathias Abner "Tice" Lester

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 778, page 271B.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Possibly was the Mathias who married Nancy Reed.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #54.
Listed as Mathias A. Lester, age 23, in household of father, Thomas M.
Lester.
4. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV,...", page 7.
Mathias A. Lester, age 26, married Mary England, age 18, on 26 Feb 1874.
Marriage Record, McDowell Co, WV, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 137 (104).
He was born in McDowell Co, WV; she in Pike Co, KY.
No parents were listed.
5. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 787.
Elkhorn Township, page 014.
Listed as Mathias A. Lester, age 33, head of household, a farmer.
6. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 7 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Mathias Abner Lester was born on 29 Apr 1846 in Tazewell Co, VA; married
Polly England, daughter of Sherwood and Sarah England, on 25 Feb 1874 in
McDowell Co, WV.
7. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 38.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 124.
M.A. Lester, age 44, born in VA, son of T. M. and Mary Lester, married on 9
Jul 1891 Nancy Cox, age 32, born in WV, daughter of Daniel and Winney (Cox?).
8. "Families of Wyoming Co, WV", Vol 16 (2002), No 2, by Sally Seaman-Williams,
page 43.
"Summaries of Lester/Hall cases from Indian fund applications", by James and
Billie Zutaut, File 33404.
Mathias A. "Tice" Lester; Mossy Rock, WA P.O.; married twice; Mary, age 48
in 1907; Parents: Thomas M. and Mary Smith Lester; Grandparents: Abner H.
and Rebecca Whitt Lester, Isaiah and Elizabeth Smith; had two sets of
children.
9. 1900 Census, Lewis Co, WA; Klickitat District, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page175B, Family #118.
Listed as Mathias E. (sic, A.), age 52, born in May 1848 in WV, farmer, head of household.


Nancy Reed

1. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 8, Family #53.
Listed as Nancy Reed, age 9, in household of father, Daniel Reed.
2. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 10, Family #67.
Listed a second time, as Nancy Reed, age 10, in household of father,
Daniel Reed.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 12.
Marriage Record, McDowell Co, WV, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 107 (141).
Hannibal R. Hall, age 19, married on 10 Apr 1878 Nancy Reed, age 17.
He was born in Floyd Co, KY; she in McDowell Co, WV.
His parents were Morgan and Lety Hall.
Her parents were Daniel and Winny Reed.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV,compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 796.
Elkhorn District, page 015.
Listed as Nancy Reed, age 19, a widow, in household of father, Daniel Reed.
5. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Possibly was the Mathias Lester who married Nancy Reed.
6. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 38.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 124.
M.A. Lester, age 44, born in VA, son of T. M. and Mary Lester, married on 9
Jul 1891 Nancy Cox, age 32, born in WV, daughter of Daniel and Winney (Reed).
7. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 24.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 114.
Matthew Cox, age 25, widowed, born in Wyoming Co, WV, son of Nicholas and
Rutha Cox, married on 26 Sep 1885 Mandy (Nancy?) Hall, age 25, born in
McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Daniel and Winnie (Reed).
8. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", Page 15.
Marriage Record, McDowell Co, WV, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 109.
John Hall, age 28 (sic 38), born in Nashville, TN, son of William and Sarah
Hall, married on 24 Sep 1880 Nancy Hall, age 20, born in McDowell Co, WV, a
widow, daughter of Daniel and Winnie.
9. 1900 Census, Lewis Co, WA; Klickitat District, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page
175B, Family #118.
Listed as Nancy Lester, age 39, born in Oct 1860 in WV, married 11 years,
9 children, 7 living; in household of husband, Mathias Lester.


Mathias Jacob Lester

1. 1900 Census, Lewis Co, WA; Klickitat District, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page
175B, Family #118.
Listed as Mathias Jacob Lester, age 10, born in May 1890 in WV, in household
of father, Mathias Lester.


Sarah L. Lester

1. 1900 Census, Lewis Co, WA; Klickitat District, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page
175B, Family #118.
Listed as Sarah L. Lester, age 7, born in Apr 1893 in WV, in household
of father, Mathias Lester.


Hannah Lester

1. 1900 Census, Lewis Co, WA; Klickitat District, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page
175B, Family #118.
Listed as Hannah Lester, age 5, born in Feb 1895 in WV, in household
of father, Mathias Lester.


James W. Lester

1. 1900 Census, Lewis Co, WA; Klickitat District, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page
175B, Family #118.
Listed as James W. Lester, age 2 months, born in Mar 1900 in WA, in household
of father, Mathias Lester.


Henry Hall

1. 1850 Census, Pike Co, KY, taken on 22 Aug 1850, Page 460B, Family #390.
Listed as Henry Hall, age 8 months, born in KY, in household of father, Morgan Hall.
2. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 3, Family #17.
Listed as Henry Hall, age 20, born in KY, in household of father, Morgan Hall.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV,...", page 6.
Henry Hall, age 23, married Hannah Lester, age 23, on 19 Jun 1873.
Marriage Record, Book #1, 1865-1896, page 119 (88).
He was born in Pike Co, KY; she in Tazewell Co, VA.
No parents were listed.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 779.
Elkhorn District, page 015.
Listed as Henry Hall, age 30, as head of household, a farmer.
5. 1900 Census McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 121A, Family 27.
Listed as Henry Hall, age 50, born in Dec 1849 in KY, head of household.
6. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 7 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Hanna was born on 7 May 1849 in Tazewell Co, VA; married Henry Hall, son of
Morgan and Lettie Hall, on 19 Jun 1873 in McDowell Co, WV.


Hannah B. Lester

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 778, page 271B.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Married Henry Hall on 19 June 1873.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #54.
Listed as Hannah B. Lester, age 22, in household of father, Thomas M.
Lester.
4. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV,...", page 6.
Henry Hall, age 23, married Hannah Lester, age 23, on 19 Jun 1873.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 119 (88).
He was born in Pike Co, KY; she in Tazewell Co, VA.
No parents were listed.
5. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 779.
Elkhorn District, page 015.
Listed as Hannah Hall, age 29, in household of husband, Henry Hall.
6. 1900 Census McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 121A, Family 27.
Listed as Hannah Hall, age 52, born in 1847 in WV, in household of husband,
Henry Hall.
7. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 7 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Hanna was born on 7 May 1849 in Tazewell Co, VA; married Henry Hall, son of
Morgan and Lettie Hall, on 19 Jun 1873 in McDowell Co, WV.


Nicatie J. Hall

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 779.
Elkhorn District, page 015.
Listed as Micatie J. Hall, age 4, in household of father, Henry Hall.


Thomas M. Hall

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 779.
Elkhorn District, page 015.
Listed as Thomas M. Hall, age 3, in household of father, Henry Hall.


Leety E. Hall

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 779.
Elkhorn District, page 015.
Listed as Letty E. Hall, age 2, in household of father, Henry Hall.


Morgan Hall

1. 1900 Census McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 121A, Family 27.
Listed as Morgan Hall, age 21, born in 1879 in WV, in household of father,
Henry Hall.


Angel Hall

1. 1900 Census McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 121A, Family 27.
Listed as Angel Hall, age 18, born in 1881 in WV, in household of father,
Henry Hall.


Liza Hall

1. 1900 Census McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 121A, Family 27.
Listed as Liza Hall, age 16, born in 1884 in WV, in household of father,
Henry Hall.


Lewis Hall

1. 1900 Census McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 121A, Family 27.
Listed as Lewis Hall, age 10, born in 1890 in WV, in household of father,
Henry Hall.


William Lewis Simpson

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Household of Thomas Lester.
Son of John and Catherine Simpson, married Sarah Burks, daughter of Roland
and Rebecca Burks on 14 Oct 1865 in Wyoming Co, WV.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Family 779, page 272. There is a John Simpson,
age 44, without a wife and with grown children. This could be William's
father; however, William is not listed here.
3. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1866.
George A. Simpson was born on 24 Nov 1866 to William L. and Sarah Simpson.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 75.
William Simpson, age 34, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of John and Catherine
Simpson, married Sarah Burks, age 21, born in Floyd Co, KY, daughter of
Roland and Rebecca Burks.
5. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 5, Family #35.
Listed as Lewis Simpson, age 39, as head of household, a farmer.
6. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 801.
Elkhorn Township, page 003.
Listed as William L. Simpson, age 50, head of household, a farmer.
7. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 18 Jun 1900; Page 133B;
Family #247/267.
Listed as W.L.Simpson; age 70; born in VA in 1830; widowed; in household of son, Floyd W.
Simpson.


Sarah Burks

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, Roland Burks.
2. William Simpson listed in 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 195.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
William Simpson was listed in household of Thomas Lester.
He was son of John and Catherine Simpson, married Sarah Burks, daughter of
Roland and Rebecca Burks on 14 Oct 1865 in Wyoming Co, WV.
3. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1866.
George A. Simpson was born on 24 Nov 1866 to William L. and Sarah Simpson.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 75.
William Simpson, age 34, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of John and Catherine
Simpson, married Sarah Burks, age 21, born in Floyd Co, KY, daughter of
Roland and Rebecca Burks.
5. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 5, Family #35.
Listed as Sarah Simpson, age 25, in household of husband, William Simpson.
6. 1850 Census, Floyd Co, KY, page 429, Family #266.
Listed as Sarah Burks, age 5, born in KY, in household of father, Roland
Burks.
7. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 801.
Elkhorn Township, page 003.
Listed as Sarah Simpson, age 37, in household of husband, William L.
Simpson.


William Lewis Milam

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001, submitted by
ptholden@aol.com
Christina Milam was daughter of William Lewis and Mary (______) Milam.


Henry Shrader

1. "Town of Saulsville", link from Wyoming Co, WV web site, Milam Family Tree
http://members.citynet.net/manerva2/saulsville/index.html
John Turner Milam was born in 1796; died in 1873; married Barbara Shrader,
daughter of Henry and Levisa Shrader, in 1813 on Elkhorn Creek in Tazewell
Co, VA. John Turner Milam is listed as son of Andrew Milam (born abt 1760)
and unknown mother.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Turner Milam search, 9 Fen 2001, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
Henry Shrader; born abt 1765 in VA; died abt 1849; married first Elizabeth
Armbrister; second, Louisa Kennedy. Children by Elizabeth were: Barbara ,
John and Elizabeth.


Elizabeth Armbrewster

1. "Town of Saulsville", link from Wyoming Co, WV web site, Milam Family Tree
http://members.citynet.net/manerva2/saulsville/index.html
John Turner Milam was born in 1796; died in 1873; married Barbara Shrader,
daughter of Henry and Levisa Shrader, in 1813 on Elkhorn Creek in Tazewell
Co, VA. John Turner Milam is listed as son of Andrew Milam (born abt 1760)
and unknown mother.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Turner Milam search, 9 Fen 2001, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
Henry Shrader; born abt 1765 in VA; died abt 1849; married first Elizabeth
Armbrister; second, Louisa Kennedy. Children by Elizabeth were: Barbara ,
John and Elizabeth. Elizabeth Armbrister was born abt 1777 in VA; died abt
1810.


Moses Workman

1. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 125.
Moses Workman married Mary Blankenship on 23 Nov 1845 in Tazewell Co, VA.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 196.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
May be the husband of Mary Blankenship? Workman who married on 23 Nov 1845 in
Tazewell Co, VA.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 18, Family #112.
Listed as Moses Workman, age 65, as head of household, a farm laborer.


Mary Blankenship

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 196.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Household of John and Barbara Shrader Milam. Relationship unknown.
May be the wife of Moses Workman who married on 23 Nov 1845 in
Tazewell Co, VA.
2. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 125.
Moses Workman married Mary Blankenship on 23 Nov 1845 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 18, Family #112.
Listed as Mary Workman, age 45, in household of husband, Moses Workman.


Conley Blankenship

1. "FOWC", Vol 1, Issue 4, May 1987, page 134.
William Calvin Lester was born about 1760, possibly in Montgomery Co, VA. He
may be the William Lester who married Rebecca Scaggs in Montgomery Co, VA.
She was daughter of Ruth Bishop, wife of John Bishop.
Daughter, Martha ("Patsy"), married Conley Blankenship, son of William
Blankenship, on 24 Jul 1809 in Floyd Co, KY.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Calvin Lester Search, 6 Oct 2000, submitter
danbetts@home.com
Martha Lester married Conley Bishop.
3. Familysearc.com Web Site, Conley Blankenship search, 31 Oct 2000, submitted
by Glenn Allen Lester, 21211 Cupar Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
Conley Blankensip married Martha Lester, daughter of William Calvin and
Rachel Rebecca Skaggs Bishop Lester, on 24 Jul 1809 in Floyd Co, KY.
4. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, page 287A, Family #976.
Listed as Conley Blankenship, age 65, born in VA, head of household.
5. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy Township, taken on 19 Jul 1870, page
191A, Family #71.
Listed as Conley Blankenship, age 84, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
6. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy PO, taken on 11 Jul 1860, Page 773,
Family #110..
Listed as Connally Blankenship, age 75, born in VA, farmer, head of
household.


Martha "Patsy" Lester

1. "FOWC", Vol 1, Issue 4, May 1987, page 134.
William Calvin Lester was born about 1760, possibly in Montgomery Co, VA. He
may be the William Lester who married Rebecca Scaggs in Montgomery Co, VA.
She was daughter of Ruth Bishop, wife of John Bishop.
Daughter, Martha ("Patsy"), married Conley Blankenship, son of William
Blankenship, on 24 Jul 1809 in Floyd Co, KY.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Calvin Lester Search, 6 Oct 2000, submitter
danbetts@home.com
Married Conley Bishop.
3. Familysearc.com Web Site, Conley Blankenship search, 31 Oct 2000, submitted
by Glenn Allen Lester, 21211 Cupar Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
Conley Blankensip married Martha Lester, daughter of William Calvin and
Rachel Rebecca Skaggs Bishop Lester, on 24 Jul 1809 in Floyd Co, KY.
4. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, page 287A, Family #976.
Listed as Martha Blankenship, age 65, born in VA, in household of husband,
Conley Blankenship.
5. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy Township, taken on 19 Jul 1870, page
191A, Family #71.
Listed as Martha Blankenship, age 84, born in VA, in household of husband,
Conley Blankenship.
6. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy PO, taken on 11 Jul 1860, Page 773,
Family #110.
Listed as Martha Blankenship, age 74, born in VA, in household of husband,
Conley Blankenship.


Edley Whitt

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA (WV), Tug River PO, taken on 7 Aug 1860, Page 137, Family #
197.
Listed as Edley Whitt, age 29, born in VA (sic, TN), farmer, head of household.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 197.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Listed as Edley Whitt, age 29, a farmer, born in VA, head of household.
3. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol 1, page 153.
Audley Whitt married Hannah Smith on 25 Oct 1851 in Tazewell Co, VA.
4. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History"; McClain Printing Company; Parsons, WV 26287;
1965; Library of Congress Catalog Number 65-29129; Reprinted 1981; Mary Keller Bowman; Page
126.
"John Lester and Edley Whitt Killed; Source: G.P. Goode Manuscript"
"Sometime in 1862 or 1863 John Lester and Edley Whitt, with their wives and children, were
traveling from the upper end of Wyoming (Co, WV) to some point in Kanawha County. On the
road near the mouth of Toneyfork, they met Capt. Andrew Gunnoe and a squad of his Home
Guards, who, knowing the men were Union sympathizers, took them prisoner and rode away
with them leaving their terrified women and children in the road to care for themselves.

"At a point just below the Sanders farm, Captain Gunnoe, Charles S. Canterbury, and Adoniram
J. Lusk continued on the road toward Elk Lick on horseback, the foot soldiers taking the
prisoners over a path across the hill, a shorter way to Elk Lick. At the top of the hill the guards
shot the prisoners and left them for dead, then continued their way to join the officers at
Meeting House Branch where they ate dinner.

"Soon after the shooting, passersby found the prisoners. Lester was dead. Whitt mortally
wounded, was still living and had crawled to water. Lester was buried near the scene.

"Whitt was taken to Oceana where he was placed on a makeshift bed in the clerk's small brick
office with the permission of James Cook, clerk. Here he lingered and suffered twenty days
before death relieved him. During this time, his wife was permitted to be with him and helped
take care of him. A religious woman, she not only cared for him physically but comforted him by
singing hymns and reading or quoting passages from the Bible. Other people were permitted to
visit and talk with him, and he made statements about the shooting as he lay on his death bed.
One of his visitors was Mattie, the wife of James Cook, the clerk. His statements were not
reduced to writing, but in 1865, when James Gunnoe was tried for his part in the affair, Whitt's
statements were accepted as dying testimony with the result that Gunnoe was convicted. He
was one of the men detailed to guard the prisoners.
5. Ibid, page 471. Edley Whitt, born in TN about 1820, located in Barkers Ridge
District in 1860. His son, William, was killed in the Civil War.
(Is this the same Edley Whitt or is this an Edley, Sr.? The ages are 10 years apart.)


Hannah Sarah Smith

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 268A, Family #732.
Listed as Hannah Smith, age 17, born in VA, in household of father, Isaiah Smith.
2. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol 1, page 153.
Audley Whitt married Hannah Smith on 25 Oct 1851 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 197.
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 34.
Listed as Hannah Whitt, age 24, born in VA, in household of husband, Edley Whitt.
4. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA (WV), Tug River PO, taken on 7 Aug 1860, Page 137, Family #197.
Listed as Hannah Whitt, age 24, born in VA, in household of husband, Edley Whitt.
3. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV: Barker's Ridge District; Joes Branch PO; taken 8 Sep 1870;
Page 559B; Family #12/12.
Listed as Hannah Whit; age 35; born in VA; head of household.
(Husband Edley had been killed in 1862/63 period as a Union sympathizer.)
6. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 754; Barkers Ridge
Township, page 012.
Listed as Hanner Whitt, age 48, a widow, head of household.
7. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 123B, Family 81.
Listed as Hanah White, age 67, in household of son-in-law, Richard Mullins.
8. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 123A;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Hannah Whitt; age 78; born in WV; widow; 8 children, 6 living; in household of
son-in-law, Richard Mullins.
9. "McDowell Co, WVGW:Queries 1997", internet site
www.scioto.org/McDowell/MQS/queries1997.html
Melissa Johnson Wills, milissawills@juno.com
Looking for information on her grandmother, Nora Beatrice Mullins, born at Caples on 31 Mar 1916,
married (________) Johnson. Her parents were: Richard and Nancy Alafaire Whitt Mullins. Nancy
Alafaire Whitt was a daughter of Hannah Smith.