McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Willard Melvin Addair

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 254B, Family #233.
Listed as Willard Addair, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Monteville E. Adair.
2. "McDowell County WV Heritage", Vol I, 1995, "Benjamin Harrison Addair" article, page 89.
Willard Melvin Addair; son of Monteville E. and Clara Jane Coleman Addair.


Gloria Sue Addair

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16483; WV Archives Web Site.
Gloria Sue Addair; age 6 days; born on 14 Dec 1941 at Lex (Carlos), WV; daughter of Willard and
Paralee (Hughes) Addair; died on 20 Dec 1941; premature and pneumonia; buried on 21 Dec 1941
in Short Ridge Cemetery, Lex (rural), WV; informant, Willard Addair, Lex, WV.


Unnamed Addair

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1942); Browns Creek District; Page 8; WV Archives Web
Site.
Baby Boy Addair; born and died on 30 Nov 1942 in hospital at Welch,WV; son of Willard and Effie
Parlee (Hughes) Addair.


Cecil Clarence Addair

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 254A; Image 27
of 51; Family #228/234.
Listed as Cecil Addair; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Moses L. Addair.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 229; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Clarence Addair; age 19; born and living at Lex, WV; single; married on 9 May 1949 at
Avondale, WV; Ruthe Connie Jean Christian; age 16; born and living at Avondale, WV; with consent
of Moses L. Addair, father of Cecil Clarence Addaid and Mary Christian, mother of Ruth Connie Jean
Christian.


Ruth Connie Jean Christian

1. "McDowell County WV Heritage", Vol II, 1999, "Mary Margaret C. Addair" article, page 156.
Mary Margaret Christian; born on 11 Apr 1929 at Freeburn, KY; married Howard S. Addair;
siblings: Daisy Lorene; Connie Jean, Crockett Joe, Alice Shirley and Farley MacArthur Christian.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 229; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Clarence Addair; age 19; born and living at Lex, WV; single; married on 9 May 1949 at
Avondale, WV; Ruthe Connie Jean Christian; age 16; born and living at Avondale, WV; with consent
of Moses L. Addair, father of Cecil Clarence Addaid and Mary Christian, mother of Ruth Connie Jean
Christian.


Hazel Sharron Addair

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16148; WV Archives Web Site.
Hazel Sharron Addair; age 21 days; born on 18 Oct 1950 at Avondale, WV; daughter of Cecil and
Connie (Christian) Addair; died on 12 Nov 1950 at Avondale, McDowell Co, WV fron the whooping
cough; buried on 13 Nov 1950 in Short Ridge Cemetery, Avondale, WV; informant, Connie Addair.


Cecil Addair

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 194A, Family #348.
Listed as Cecil Addair, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, Samuel F. Addair.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 353; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Addair; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Sam
and Lydia; married on 31 Aug 1936 at Mile Branch, McDowell Co, WV; Bettie Richardson; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of James and Cosby.


Bettie Richardson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 353; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Addair; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Sam
and Lydia; married on 31 Aug 1936 at Mile Branch, McDowell Co, WV; Bettie Richardson; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of James and Cosby.
2. Email 7 Apr 2015:Betty L. Hall; Lawrenceburg, Tn.
"...I wish I had more info to tell you regarding Adam Harmon but all I have is what was told to my Dad after his mother Ellen Ford Harmon (Adam), Hall (Rush), Johnston (Samuel) passed away. According to my Dad's Aunt Rebecca Ford (George), Adam Harmon disappeared after a visit to see my Grandmother Ellen. I do have a copy of their marriage license which shows they were married at the time of my Dad's birth. My Dad had no knowledge of Adam Harmon or the marriage until he found the marriage license after Ellen's death so you can imagine the shock of knowing he was a legal birth instead of being born to an unmarried Ellen as he was led to believe all his life. "Your web shows info for my Dad as being married to Geneva V....they were divorced (don't know date) and he married my Mother, Audrey Richardson on October 17, 1942 (recorded in Marriage Book No 35 page 66 Mingo Co WV. She was actually 17 years old at the marriage instead of the 20 as stated on the marriage license. Audrey was born at Davy, WV on Dec. 6, 1925 to James S. Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson. She died in Crystal River, Fl on August 25, 1993. Four children born to Cuthbert and Audrey are Betty Laverne 7-7-1943, Woodrow Nelson 3-28-1945, Pamela Kay 7-16-1948 and Drema Sue 12-20-1951 "Audrey was the daughter of James S Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson and had siblings Woodrow, Samuel, Ora (Wells) Lorraine (McCarty) (Hawkins), Bettie (Addair), William, and Terry Cole...."


James S. Richardson

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
James Richardson; age 21; born in Henry Co, VA; single; coal miner; living at Chattaroy, WV
son of William A. and Bettie Richardson; married on 3 Jun 1912 at Williamson, WV; Causby Lowe;
age 20; born in Logan Co, WV; daughter of Sam and Emily Lowe.
2. Email 7 Apr 2015:Betty L. Hall; Lawrenceburg, Tn.
"...I wish I had more info to tell you regarding Adam Harmon but all I have is what was told to my Dad after his mother Ellen Ford Harmon (Adam), Hall (Rush), Johnston (Samuel) passed away. According to my Dad's Aunt Rebecca Ford (George), Adam Harmon disappeared after a visit to see my Grandmother Ellen. I do have a copy of their marriage license which shows they were married at the time of my Dad's birth. My Dad had no knowledge of Adam Harmon or the marriage until he found the marriage license after Ellen's death so you can imagine the shock of knowing he was a legal birth instead of being born to an unmarried Ellen as he was led to believe all his life. "Your web shows info for my Dad as being married to Geneva V....they were divorced (don't know date) and he married my Mother, Audrey Richardson on October 17, 1942 (recorded in Marriage Book No 35 page 66 Mingo Co WV. She was actually 17 years old at the marriage instead of the 20 as stated on the marriage license. Audrey was born at Davy, WV on Dec. 6, 1925 to James S. Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson. She died in Crystal River, Fl on August 25, 1993. Four children born to Cuthbert and Audrey are Betty Laverne 7-7-1943, Woodrow Nelson 3-28-1945, Pamela Kay 7-16-1948 and Drema Sue 12-20-1951 "Audrey was the daughter of James S Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson and had siblings Woodrow, Samuel, Ora (Wells) Lorraine (McCarty) (Hawkins), Bettie (Addair), William, and Terry Cole...."


Cosby Lowe

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
James Richardson; age 21; born in Henry Co, VA; single; coal miner; living at Chattaroy, WV
son of William A. and Bettie Richardson; married on 3 Jun 1912 at Williamson, WV; Causby Lowe;
age 20; born in Logan Co, WV; daughter of Sam and Emily Lowe.
2. Email 7 Apr 2015:Betty L. Hall; Lawrenceburg, Tn.
"...I wish I had more info to tell you regarding Adam Harmon but all I have is what was told to my Dad after his mother Ellen Ford Harmon (Adam), Hall (Rush), Johnston (Samuel) passed away. According to my Dad's Aunt Rebecca Ford (George), Adam Harmon disappeared after a visit to see my Grandmother Ellen. I do have a copy of their marriage license which shows they were married at the time of my Dad's birth. My Dad had no knowledge of Adam Harmon or the marriage until he found the marriage license after Ellen's death so you can imagine the shock of knowing he was a legal birth instead of being born to an unmarried Ellen as he was led to believe all his life. "Your web shows info for my Dad as being married to Geneva V....they were divorced (don't know date) and he married my Mother, Audrey Richardson on October 17, 1942 (recorded in Marriage Book No 35 page 66 Mingo Co WV. She was actually 17 years old at the marriage instead of the 20 as stated on the marriage license. Audrey was born at Davy, WV on Dec. 6, 1925 to James S. Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson. She died in Crystal River, Fl on August 25, 1993. Four children born to Cuthbert and Audrey are Betty Laverne 7-7-1943, Woodrow Nelson 3-28-1945, Pamela Kay 7-16-1948 and Drema Sue 12-20-1951 "Audrey was the daughter of James S Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson and had siblings Woodrow, Samuel, Ora (Wells) Lorraine (McCarty) (Hawkins), Bettie (Addair), William, and Terry Cole...."


Samuel Richardson

1. Email 7 Apr 2015:Betty L. Hall; Lawrenceburg, Tn.
"...I wish I had more info to tell you regarding Adam Harmon but all I have is what was told to my Dad after his mother Ellen Ford Harmon (Adam), Hall (Rush), Johnston (Samuel) passed away. According to my Dad's Aunt Rebecca Ford (George), Adam Harmon disappeared after a visit to see my Grandmother Ellen. I do have a copy of their marriage license which shows they were married at the time of my Dad's birth. My Dad had no knowledge of Adam Harmon or the marriage until he found the marriage license after Ellen's death so you can imagine the shock of knowing he was a legal birth instead of being born to an unmarried Ellen as he was led to believe all his life. "Your web shows info for my Dad as being married to Geneva V....they were divorced (don't know date) and he married my Mother, Audrey Richardson on October 17, 1942 (recorded in Marriage Book No 35 page 66 Mingo Co WV. She was actually 17 years old at the marriage instead of the 20 as stated on the marriage license. Audrey was born at Davy, WV on Dec. 6, 1925 to James S. Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson. She died in Crystal River, Fl on August 25, 1993. Four children born to Cuthbert and Audrey are Betty Laverne 7-7-1943, Woodrow Nelson 3-28-1945, Pamela Kay 7-16-1948 and Drema Sue 12-20-1951 "Audrey was the daughter of James S Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson and had siblings Woodrow, Samuel, Ora (Wells) Lorraine (McCarty) (Hawkins), Bettie (Addair), William, and Terry Cole...."


William Richardson

1. Email 7 Apr 2015:Betty L. Hall; Lawrenceburg, Tn.
"...I wish I had more info to tell you regarding Adam Harmon but all I have is what was told to my Dad after his mother Ellen Ford Harmon (Adam), Hall (Rush), Johnston (Samuel) passed away. According to my Dad's Aunt Rebecca Ford (George), Adam Harmon disappeared after a visit to see my Grandmother Ellen. I do have a copy of their marriage license which shows they were married at the time of my Dad's birth. My Dad had no knowledge of Adam Harmon or the marriage until he found the marriage license after Ellen's death so you can imagine the shock of knowing he was a legal birth instead of being born to an unmarried Ellen as he was led to believe all his life. "Your web shows info for my Dad as being married to Geneva V....they were divorced (don't know date) and he married my Mother, Audrey Richardson on October 17, 1942 (recorded in Marriage Book No 35 page 66 Mingo Co WV. She was actually 17 years old at the marriage instead of the 20 as stated on the marriage license. Audrey was born at Davy, WV on Dec. 6, 1925 to James S. Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson. She died in Crystal River, Fl on August 25, 1993. Four children born to Cuthbert and Audrey are Betty Laverne 7-7-1943, Woodrow Nelson 3-28-1945, Pamela Kay 7-16-1948 and Drema Sue 12-20-1951 "Audrey was the daughter of James S Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson and had siblings Woodrow, Samuel, Ora (Wells) Lorraine (McCarty) (Hawkins), Bettie (Addair), William, and Terry Cole...."


Terry Cole Richardson

1. Email 7 Apr 2015:Betty L. Hall; Lawrenceburg, Tn.
"...I wish I had more info to tell you regarding Adam Harmon but all I have is what was told to my Dad after his mother Ellen Ford Harmon (Adam), Hall (Rush), Johnston (Samuel) passed away. According to my Dad's Aunt Rebecca Ford (George), Adam Harmon disappeared after a visit to see my Grandmother Ellen. I do have a copy of their marriage license which shows they were married at the time of my Dad's birth. My Dad had no knowledge of Adam Harmon or the marriage until he found the marriage license after Ellen's death so you can imagine the shock of knowing he was a legal birth instead of being born to an unmarried Ellen as he was led to believe all his life. "Your web shows info for my Dad as being married to Geneva V....they were divorced (don't know date) and he married my Mother, Audrey Richardson on October 17, 1942 (recorded in Marriage Book No 35 page 66 Mingo Co WV. She was actually 17 years old at the marriage instead of the 20 as stated on the marriage license. Audrey was born at Davy, WV on Dec. 6, 1925 to James S. Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson. She died in Crystal River, Fl on August 25, 1993. Four children born to Cuthbert and Audrey are Betty Laverne 7-7-1943, Woodrow Nelson 3-28-1945, Pamela Kay 7-16-1948 and Drema Sue 12-20-1951 "Audrey was the daughter of James S Richardson and Cosby Lowe Richardson and had siblings Woodrow, Samuel, Ora (Wells) Lorraine (McCarty) (Hawkins), Bettie (Addair), William, and Terry Cole...."


Jesse James Riffe

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Page 258A, Family #142.
Listed as Jessie Riffe, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, David Riffe.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 3/5 Jan 1920, Page 217A, Family #21.
Listed as Jesse J. Riffe, age 19, born in WV, in household of father, David Riffe
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 287; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse J. Riffe; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of David and
Martha; married on 12 Dec 1922 at Welch, WV; Sarah M. Lockhart; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Larkin and Fannie.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 6 Apr 1930, Page 167A, Family #30.
Listed as Jesse Riffe, age 15 (sic, 29), born in WV, married at 17, in household of father, David Riffe.


Sarah M. Lockhart

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 287; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse J. Riffe; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of David and
Martha; married on 12 Dec 1922 at Welch, WV; Sarah M. Lockhart; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Larkin and Fannie.


William Evans Addair

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 270; WV Archives Web Site.
William Evans Addair; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 24 Sep
1950 at Bradshaw, WV; Minnie Marie Riffe; age 18; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV;
with consent of J.J. Riffe, father of Minnie Marie Riffe.


Minnie Marie Riffe

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Garland; E.D. 24-60; Taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page 1194B; Image 26 of 132; Household #201.
Listed as Minnie M. Riffe; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jesse Riffe.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 270; WV Archives Web Site.
William Evans Addair; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 24 Sep
1950 at Bradshaw, WV; Minnie Marie Riffe; age 18; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV;
with consent of J.J. Riffe, father of Minnie Marie Riffe.
3. Alexandria, VA; Marriage License #9904; Ancestry.com Web Site,
Gerald H. Pierce; age 34; born in Irwin, PA; divorced; one previous marriage; machinist; living at
124 W. Lee St,, Alexandria, VA; son of Russell and Luella (Springer)_____ (sic? Peirce?) married
on 21 May 1961 in Alexandria, VA; Minnie M. Addair; maiden name Riffe; age 28; born in Lex,
WV; divorced; one previous marrage; clerk; living at 1007 Duke St, Alexandria, VA; daughter of
Jessie and Pearl (Blankenship)_____ (Riffe).
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Minnie Marie Addair
[Minnie Marie Pierce]
[Minnie Pierce]
[Minnie Marie Riffe]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1932
Birth Place: Grapevine Mc, West Virginia
[Lex McDowell, West Virginia]
Death Date: 5 Jun 2006
Father: Jessie J Riffe
Mother: Pearl O Blankenship
SSN: 236546335
Notes: Aug 1952: Name listed as MINNIE MARIE ADDAIR;
Jun 1961: Name listed as MINNIE MARIE PIERCE;
30 Jun 2005: Name listed as MINNIE M PIERCE"
5. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Minnie Pierce
Maiden Name: Riffe
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1932
Birth Place: McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Death Date: 5 Jun 2006
Death Place: Raysal, McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Riffe Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."


Unnamed Addair

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1950); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Baby Addair; born and died on 30 Dec 1950 at Welch, stillborn; infant of William Evans and Minnie
(Riffe) Addair.


Baby Girl Addair

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1952); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Baby Girl Addair; born and died on 25 Kul 1952 at Roderfield, WV, stillborn; infant of William and
Minnie Marie (Riffe) Addair.


Lewis Daniel Bowen

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 413 Lawson Street; taken on 9 Jan
1920; Page 172A; Family #49/59.
Listed as Lewis D. Bowen; age 29; born in VA; married; railroad clerk; head of household.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 450 Fourth Street; taken on 11 Apr
1930; Page 26B; Family #289/353.
Listed as L. D. Bowen; age 40; born in VA; married at 22; freight depot clerk; head of household.


Virginia "Jennie" Davidson

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 413 Lawson Street; taken on 9 Jan
1920; Page 172A; Family #49/59.
Listed as Jenny D.Bowen; age 23; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Lewis D. Bowen.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 450 Fourth Street; taken on 11 Apr
1930; Page 26B; Family #289/353.
Listed as Virginia Bowen; age 33; born in VA; married at 16; in household of husband, Lewis D.
Bowen.


Bernice B. Bowen

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 413 Lawson Street; taken on 9 Jan
1920; Page 172A; Family #49/59.
Listed as Bernice B. Bowen; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Lewis D. Bowen.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 450 Fourth Street; taken on 11 Apr
1930; Page 26B; Family #289/353.
Listed as Bernice Bowen; age 16; born in VA; in household of father, Lewis D. Bowen.


Harold Breen Bowen

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 450 Fourth Street; taken on 11 Apr
1930; Page 26B; Family #289/353.
Listed as Harold Bowen; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Lewis D. Bowen.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 010470; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Harold Breen Bowen; age 43; born 18 Sep 1920 in Bluefield, WV; never married; truck driver;
SS# 234-32-6527; served in WW II; living at Beartown, WV; son of Lewis and Virginia (Davidson)
Bowen; died 17 Jul 1964 in the VA Hospital, Beckley, WV; from broncho-pneumonia; respiratory
insufficiency due to cor pulmonale; buried 19 Jul 1964 in Iager Memorial, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B.Walls;
1 Dec 2013.
Harold Breen Bowen; born 18 Sep 1920; died 17 Jul 1964; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II".


Dan Bowen

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 450 Fourth Street; taken on 11 Apr
1930; Page 26B; Family #289/353.
Listed as Dan Bowen; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Lewis D. Bowen.


Ralph Bowen

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 450 Fourth Street; taken on 11 Apr
1930; Page 26B; Family #289/353.
Listed as Ralph Bowen; age 2 yrs, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Lewis D. Bowen.


Robert Lee Brackett

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA


Juanita Kay Addair

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA


Angela Kay Brackett

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA