McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Raymond Douglas Stafford Sr

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 4 May 1940; Page 238;
Image 44 of 96; Hosehold #338.
Listed as Raymond Stafford; age 13; born in WV; 4th grade education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, William L. Stafford.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1479); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond D. Stafford; age 19; born at Keystone, WV; single; living at Eccles, WV; son of W.L.
and Eliza (Hatcher) Stafford; married on 9 Apr 1947 at Sabine, WV; Juanita Mae Bailey; age 17;
born and living at Sabine, WV; single; daughter of Garner and Lillian (Payne) Bailey.


Juanita Mae Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1479); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond D. Stafford; age 19; born at Keystone, WV; single; living at Eccles, WV; son of W.L. and
Eliza (Hatcher) Stafford; married on 9 Apr 1947 at Sabine, WV; Juanita Mae Bailey; age 17; born and
living at Sabine, WV; single; daughter of Garner and Lillian (Payne) Bailey.


Juanita Mae Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1479); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond D. Stafford; age 19; born at Keystone, WV; single; living at Eccles, WV; son of W.L. and
Eliza (Hatcher) Stafford; married on 9 Apr 1947 at Sabine, WV; Juanita Mae Bailey; age 17; born and
living at Sabine, WV; single; daughter of Garner and Lillian (Payne) Bailey.


William Thomson Whitefield

1. Hampshire Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1966); Page 91; WV Archives Web Site.
William Thomson Whitefield; age 55; born on 14 Apr 1910 in Motherwell, Scotland; married twice ;
both wives died; living in Augusta, Hampshire Co, WV; son of William F. and Helen (Thomson)
Whitefield; married on 15 Jan 1966 at Bolt, Raleigh Co, WV; Lilly Mae Bailey; age 49; born on 7 Jul
1916 at Rhodell, Raleigh Co, WV; married once; husband died; living at Augusta, Hampshire Co, WV;
daughter of Cabell S. and Nancy Jane (Dunn) Payne.


Lilly Mae Payne

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, Page 264A, Family #356.
Listed as Lillie Bailey, age 13, born in WV; married at 12; in household of husband, Garner Bailey.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1929); Page 49; WV Archives Web Site.
Garner F. Bailey; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Morrison, WV; son of Kris Bailey;
married on 1 Jul 1929 at Glen Morrison, WV; Lilly Mae Payne; age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Glen Morrison, WV; daughter of C.S. Payne.
3. Hampshire Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1966); Page 91; WV Archives Web Site.
William Thomson Whitefield; age 55; born on 14 Apr 1910 in Motherwell, Scotland; married twice ;
both wives died; living in Augusta, Hampshire Co, WV; son of William F. and Helen (Thomson)
Whitefield; married on 15 Jan 1966 at Bolt, Raleigh Co, WV; Lilly Mae Bailey; age 49; born on 7 Jul
1916 at Rhodell, Raleigh Co, WV; married once; husband died; living at Augusta, Hampshire Co, WV;
daughter of Cabell S. and Nancy Jane (Dunn) Payne.


William L. Stafford Sr

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Register; Vol #__(1924); Page 84; Line 29; WV Archives Web Site.
William L. Stafford; age 19; born in VA; single; living at Princeton; married on 20 Mar 1924 at
Princeton, WV; Eliza B. Hatcher; age 18; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 4 May 1940; Page 238;
Image 44 of 96; Hosehold #338.
Listed as William Stafford; age 36; born in VA; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; mining machine man; head of household.


Eliza Blake Hatcher

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Register; Vol #__(1924); Page 84; Line 29; WV Archives Web Site.
William L. Stafford; age 19; born in VA; single; living at Princeton; married on 20 Mar 1924 at
Princeton, WV; Eliza B. Hatcher; age 18; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 4 May 1940; Page 238;
Image 44 of 96; Hosehold #338.
Listed as Blake Stafford; age 31; born in WV; married; 9th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William Stafford.
3. "The Charleston Gazette"; Charleston, WV; 5 Dec 2003; Newspaper Obit.
"KOPPERSTON - Eliza Blake Hatcher Stafford, 89, of Kopperston died May 20, 1998, in an area nursing home after a long illness.

"She was a homemaker and a member of Calloway Heights Baptist Church.

"Surviving: sons, William of Oviedo, Fla., Raymond of Beckley, Kenneth of Kopperston, James of Canton, Ohio; daughter, Drema Herron of Riverside, Ohio; brother, Jake Hatcher of Princeton; half sister, Sara Lou Butler of Princeton; half brother, Charles Hatcher of Christiansburg, Va.; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

"Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Calloway Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Parker and the Rev. Garner Bailey Jr. officiating. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. .."


William L. Stafford Jr

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 4 May 1940; Page 238;
Image 44 of 96; Hosehold #338.
Listed as Junior Stafford; age 14; born in WV; 6th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, William Stafford.


James Stafford

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 4 May 1940; Page 238;
Image 44 of 96; Hosehold #338.
Listed as James Stafford; age 3; born in WV; no education; in household of father, William L.
Stafford.


Albert G. "Nick" Nichols

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 468; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert G. Nichols, Jr; age 21; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Richmond, VA; son of Albert
and Nina nichols; married on 6 Oct 1962 at Baileysville, WV; Pauline Mullens; age 18; born at
Black Eagle, WV; single; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of Paul, deceased, and Gertie Mullens.
2. US Public Records Indes; LDS Web Site.
Albert G. Nichols; born 25 Jul 1941; living at 252 PO Box, Pineville, West Virginia 24874;
from 1 Jul 1991 to 5 Dec 2008.


Pauline F. "Red" Mullins

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 468; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert G. Nichols, Jr; age 21; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Richmond, VA; son of Albert
and Nina nichols; married on 6 Oct 1962 at Baileysville, WV; Pauline Mullens; age 18; born at
Black Eagle, WV; single; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of Paul, deceased, and Gertie Mullens.
2. US Public Records Indes; LDS Web Site.
Pauline F. Nichols; living at 252 PO Box, Pineville, West Virginia 24874;
from 1 Jul 1991 to 15 Nov 2007
3. Calfee Funeral Service; Pinevile, WV; Posted Obit.
"Pauline F. “Red” Nichols, 65, of Pineville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009at her residence following a long illness.

"Born Nov. 15, 1943, at Black Eagle, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude Cox Mullins.

"Mrs. Nichols was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County, living the majority of her life in Pineville. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and cherished her grandchildren. “Polly” (as she was affectionately called by her church family) attended Glen Fork Baptist Temple where she loved spending time with her “brothers and sisters” of the Lord.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 46 years, Albert G. “Nick” Nichols; daughter, Angie Bailey and her husband, Bud, of Glen Fork and their children, Tanisha Gywnn Bailey and her fiancé, Joshua Paul Waddle, Megan Shantell Bailey and Jessica Nicole Bailey; son, John Anthony Nichols of Pineville and his children, Amanda Gail, Chase Anthony and Jacob Curtis Nichols; son, Brian Nichols and his daughter, Tashana Diane Nichols of Alabama and his fiancée, Charlotte Echols, of Itmann and her children, Andrea Moorefield and her husband, Jerry, Michael Echols and his wife, Veronica, and their son, Dakota Lee; sister, Barbara Barnett and her husband, Jerry, of Brenton; her extended family and a host of friends.

"No services are scheduled..."


James Thornsbury Lester Jr

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, Indian Creek Road, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page
81B, Family # 179.
Listed as James T. Lester, Jr, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, James T. Lester.
2. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"James Lester Jr. 89, of Fanrock, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.

"Born April 22, 1920, he was the son of the late James and Ada Lusk Lester.

"Mr. Lester spent most of his life in Norwalk, Ohio where he was a construction supervisor. James was a World War II Army veteran where he was a squad leader. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon, and American African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Lester; four brothers, Irvin Lester, Howard Lester, Arie Lester and Arnold Lester; and three sisters, Zelma Houck, Elsie Mullins and Betty Smith.

"He is survived by his sister, Katherine Rose of Pineville, and many nieces and nephews.."


Alexander Ray Rose

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Alec Ray Rose; age 18; born at Hensley, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Phillip and
Mirley Rose; married on 29 Mar 1943 at Pineville, WV; Katherine Lester; age 17; born and living at
Fanrock, WV; single; daughter of James and Ada Lester.


Katherine Vinile Lester

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, Indian Creek Road, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page
81B, Family # 179.
Listed as Catherine Lester, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, James T. Lester.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Alec Ray Rose; age 18; born at Hensley, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Phillip and
Mirley Rose; married on 29 Mar 1943 at Pineville, WV; Katherine Lester; age 17; born and living at
Fanrock, WV; single; daughter of James and Ada Lester.
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Katherine Vinile Lester Rose, 91, of Pineville, WV passed away on Saturday March 30, 2019. She was born
on September 27, 1927 in Fanrock, WV a daughter of the late Jim and Ada Lusk Lester. Katherine is a
member of the Indian Creek Community Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
loving husband Alec Ray Rose; three sisters Zelma Houck, Elsie Mullins and Betty Smith; five brothers Ira
Lester, James Lester, Jr., Howard Lester, Irvin Lester and Arnold Lester; two grandsons Joey Lee Rose and
Alec Thornbury. Survivors include a daughter Kay Burghy; two sons Billy Ray Rose and wife Patricia of
Covington, VA and Tommy Lee Rose and wife Betty of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren; eleven great
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on
Wednesday April 3rd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Scotty Cline
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Morgan Cemetery, Indian Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 12PM until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Ira Lester

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, Indian Creek Road, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page
81B, Family # 179.
Listed as Ira Lester, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, James T. Lester.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1937); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Lester; born on 7 May 1916; born and living at Fan Rock, WV; son of Jim and Ada; married on
28 Aug 1937 at Asco, WV' Thelma Jackson; born and living at Asco, (McDowell Co), WV; daughter of
Henry and Rsa.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3464; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Lester; age 21 yrs; 8 mons, 15 days; born on 7 May 1918 at Fan Rock, WV; married; husband of
Thelma Lester; coal miner; son of James and Ada (Stafford) Lester; died on 22 Mar 1939 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, McDowell Co, WV from slate fall in coal mine; buried on 24 Mar 1939 at Fan Rock,
WV; informant, James Lester, Fanrock, WV.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries; http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Ira Lester; born on 7 May 1918; died on 22 Mar 1939; buried in Lester Cemetery, Indian Creek,
Wyoming Co, WV.


Thelma Jackson

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 65B;
Family #9/9.
Listed as Thelma Jackson; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Henry W. Jackson.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1937); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Lester; born on 7 May 1916; born and living at Fan Rock, WV; son of Jim and Ada; married on
28 Aug 1937 at Asco, WV' Thelma Jackson; born and living at Asco, (McDowell Co), WV; daughter of
Henry and Rsa.
(There is a large difference in her birth date between the 1930 Census and her marriege certificate)
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1947); Page 186; WV Archives Web Site.
Melvin Prevento; age 21; born at Mohegan, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 22 Jul 1947
at Asco, WV; Thelma Lester; age 24; born and living at Asco, WV; widow.


Melvin Prevento

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 205B; Image
26 of 75; Family #227/292.
Listed as Melven Prevento; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Andrew Prevento.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 186; WV Archives Web Site.
Melvin Prevento; age 21; born at Mohegan, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 22 Jul 1947 at
Asco, WV; Thelma Lester; age 24; born and living at Asco, WV; widow.


Thelma Jackson

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 65B;
Family #9/9.
Listed as Thelma Jackson; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Henry W. Jackson.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1937); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Lester; born on 7 May 1916; born and living at Fan Rock, WV; son of Jim and Ada; married on
28 Aug 1937 at Asco, WV' Thelma Jackson; born and living at Asco, (McDowell Co), WV; daughter of
Henry and Rsa.
(There is a large difference in her birth date between the 1930 Census and her marriege certificate)
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1947); Page 186; WV Archives Web Site.
Melvin Prevento; age 21; born at Mohegan, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 22 Jul 1947
at Asco, WV; Thelma Lester; age 24; born and living at Asco, WV; widow.


Averal T. Lusk

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 15 Jun 1880; Page 521D; Image 8 of
12; Family #65/65.
Listed as Everal T. Lusk; age 7; born in WV in household of father, Boyd E. Lusk.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 206A; Image 5 of 19;
Family #34/34.
Listed as Averal T. Lusk; age 27; born in WV in Jul 1872; in household of father, Boyd E. Lusk.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1903); Page 353; WV Archives Web Site.
Averill T. Lusk; age 29; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; saw miller; son of Boyd and Susan; married
on 17 Aug 1903 at Hallsville, WV; Nancy E. Cline; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; daughter
of Michael and Mary; person giving information, Nancy E. Cline, Hallsville, WV.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Averell T. Lusk; born on 19 Aug 1872; died on 19 Mar 1944; buried in Homer
Cook Cemetery, Oceana, Wyoming Co, WV.


Nancy E. Cline

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Baileysville District, Family #113.
Listed as Nancy Cline, age 22, in household of father, Michael Cline, Jr.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1903); Page 353; WV Archives Web Site.
Averill T. Lusk; age 29; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; saw miller; son of Boyd and Susan; married
on 17 Aug 1903at Hallsville, WV; Nancy E. Cline; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; daughter
of Michael and Mary; person giving information, Nancy E. Cline, Hallsville, WV.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek Districtl; taken on _____1910; Page 224A;
Family #286/302.
Listed as Anne Lusk; age 31; born in WV; married once for 6 yrs; 1 child, 1 living; in household of
husband, Averal T. Lusk.