McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


General Burbridge Mitchem Sr

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 247A, Family #141
Listed as Burbridge Mitchem, age 12, born in Apr 1888 in WV, in household of
father, Lewis Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1907); Page 146; WV Archives Web Site.
Burb Mitchem; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of
_____ and Eliza; married on 16 Jun 1907 in McDowell Co, WV; Susie Salyers; age 16; single;
daughter of James and Hannah.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 13 May 1910; Page
78A; Image 27 of 28; Family #231/232.
Listed as Burbridge Mitchem; age 23; born in WV; married once for 2 yrs; farm laborer; head of
household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 409; WV Archives Web Site.
G.B. Mitchem; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Berwind, WV; son of
Lewis and Lizzie; married on 25 May 1915 at Mohawk, WV; Pearl Williams; age 23; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Clark and Clury.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3293; 5 Jun 1917.
Burbridge Mitchem; age 30; born on 4 Apr 1887 at Bradshaw, McDowell Co, WV; living at
Switchback, WV; foreman for Appalachain Power Co; married; dependent wife and child; tall with
slender build; blue eyes and brown hair.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; #10 Works; taken on 9 Feb 1920; Page 203A;
Image 61 of 70; 565/600.
Listed as Burbridge Mitchem; age 33; born in WV; married; coal miner; head of household.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Jenkinjones; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page140B;
Image 4 of 21; Family #26/26.
Listed as Burb Mitchem; age 43; born inVA; married at 26; pumper in coal mine; head of
household.
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Jenkinjones; E.D. 24-9; taken on 20 Apr 1940;
Page 176A; Image 47 of 50; Household #378.
Listed as G. Burbridge Mitchem; age 54; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; farmer; head of household.
9. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-2687; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
General Burbridge Mitchem; age 57; born 4 Apr 1885 (sic, 1887) in McDowell Co, VA (sic, WV);
living at Jenkinjones, WV; unemployed; person who will always know address, Mrs. Pearl Mitchem.
Jenkinjones, WV; 6'1" tall; 164 lbs; blue eyes; brown hair; light complexion.
10. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 016250; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
General Burbridge Mitchem; age 77; born 4 Apr 1887 in Swords Creek, VA; married; retired coal
miner; living at Rock, WV; son of Lewis and Louisa (Vance) Mitchem; died 28 Oct 1964 in the
Mercer Memorial Hospital, Princeton, WV; from disecting aortic anenrysm with advanced
arteriosclerosis; buried 1 Nov 1964 in Mitchem Cemetery, Rock, WV; informant, Mrs. Dorothy
Carter, Princeton, WV.


Susie Salyers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1907); Page 146; WV Archives Web Site.
Burb Mitchem; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of
_____ and Eliza; married on 16 Jun 1907 in McDowell Co, WV; Susie Salyers; age 16; single;
daughter of James and Hannah.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 13 May 1910; Page 78A;
Image 27 of 28; Family #231/232.
Listed as Susie Mitchem; age 19; born in KY; married once for 2 yrs; 1 child, 1 living; in household
of husband, G. Burbridge Mitchem.


James Oliver Penley Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 244B; Image 8 of
51; Family #61/62.
Listed as Oliver Penley; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Jomes O. Penley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 406; WV Archives Web Site.
James Penley; age 30; born and living at Jolo, WV; single; married on 15 Apr 1952 at Jolo, WV;
Gladys Faye Horne; age 26; born and living at Jolo, WV.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Penley; born on 8 Aug 1921; died in Apr 1972; living at Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV at death.
4. Pitt Co, NC; Death Certificate #15352; Anceatry.com Web Site.
James Oliver Penley; age 50; born on 8 Aug 1921 in WV; married; laborer home maintenance;
living at Roderfield, WV; husband of Gladys Horne; son of James and Almeta (Sawyer, sic Salyer)
Penley; died on 4 Apr 1972 at 9.05 pm while walking on Highway #43 in Greenville, Pitt Co, NC; stuck
by automobile; with head and chest injuries; dead on arrival at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC;
buried on 9 Apr 1972 in Mitchell Family Cemetery, Roderfield, WV (this is probably Iaeger Memorial
Cemetery, Roderfield, WV); informant, Mrs. Gladys H. Penley, 108 Godwin Dr, Farmville, NC.


Gladys Faye Horn

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1995-1999, Vol II, "William Preston (Bill) Horn" article, Page 171.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 24/25 Apt 1930, Page 215B,
Family #233.
Listed as Gladys Horn, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Wiliam P. Horn.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 406; WV Archives Web Site.
James Penley; age 30; born and living at Jolo, WV; single; married on 15 Apr 1952 at Jolo, WV;
Gladys Faye Horne; age 26; born and living at Jolo, WV.


Carson Lee Penley

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Carson Lee Penley, 70, of War passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his home.

"Born April 29, 1948 in Raysal he was the son of the late James and Gladys Penley.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Baker and Lois Gail Penley.

"Those left to cherish his memory are three sisters, Wanda Hand Ross of Grimesland, NC, Retha Pender of Raleigh, NC, and Loretta Harrell of Winterville, NC; five brothers, James Penley and Lewis Dale Penley both of Winterville, NC, Terry Penley and Larry Penley of Greenville, NC, and Michael Penley of Newport, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

"Graveside services will be conducted Monday, January 21 at 2 p.m. in Hartwell Cemetery, Hartwell. Burial will follow in the cemetery...."


Henry Lowdy Meadows

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 18 Jun 1900; Page 82A;
Family #166/166.
Listed as George H. Lowdy; age 1; born in Apr 1899 in WV; in household of father, George Lowdy.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on __May 1920; Page 184A;
Family #148/155.
Listed as Henry Lowdy; age 11; born in WV; lodger; in household of Sheridan J. Meadows.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2064; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henry Meadows; age 18; born in 1900, "Don't Know"; living at Yukon, McDowell Co, WV; coal miner
for Buchanan Coal Co, Yukon, WV; nearest relative, Jordan Meadows, guardian, Yukon, WV;
medium height; no diabilities.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 349; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Lowdy; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Yukon, WV; son of George
and Ellen; married on 30 Nov 1919 at Lomax, WV; Emily Short; age 18; born in Buchanan Co, VA;
single; daughter of Perry and Sarah.
5. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #260/269.
Listed as Henry Meadows; age 20; born in WV; married; coal miner; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12782; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Meadows; age 55; born on 1 Jan 1900 at Caretta; married; living at Yukon, WV; son of
unknown parents; miner; died on 28 Oct 1955 in Grace Hospital, Welch, McDowell Co, WV from
chronic glomerulonephritis; buried on 31 Oct 1955 in Mapelwood Cemetery.


Emily Short

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 349; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Lowdy; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Yukon, WV; son of George
and Ellen; married on 30 Nov 1919 at Lomax, WV; Emily Short; age 18; born in Buchanan Co, VA;
single; daughter of Perry and Sarah.
2. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #260/269.
Listed as Emily Meadows; age 18; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Henry L. Meadows.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #4878; WV Archives Web Site.
Emily Meadows; age 25; born in Russell Co, VA; married; wife of Henry Meadows; living at Lomax,
WV; daughter of Perry and ______Short; died on 6 Apr 1927 in Welch, McDowell Co, WV;
puesperal sepsis following delivery and retained placenta; buried on 7 Apr 1927 at Lomax, WV;
informant, Henry Meadows, Lomax, WV.


Harvey Alexander Sargent

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Warriormine; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 104B;
Family #67/65.
Listed as Harvie Sargent; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph E. Sargent.
2. "WW II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945"; West Virginia; Page 32;
"Wounded" Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harvey Alexander Sargent; Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class, US Navy; Parents, M/M/ Joseph Elijah
Sargent, Box 54, Yukon, WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 475; WV Archives Web Site.
Harvey Alexander Sargent; age 21; born at Excelsior, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV; married on
23 Dec 1945 at Yukon, WV; Bessie Juanita Meadows; age 18; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single;
living at Yukon; with consent of Mrs. George Keyser, aunt, with whom Bessie Juanita Meadows
has lived since a small child.
4. NC Death Collection, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harvey Alexander Sargent; born on 9 Apr 1924 in WV; never married (sic, married at least once);
died at home on 13 Feb 1990 in Currituck Co, NC; buried out of state.
5. NC Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994; LDS Web Site.
Harvey Alexander Sargent; age 65; born on 9 Apr 1924 at Excelsior, WV; single; retired Navy; son of
Joseph Elijah and Dovie May (Strouth) Sargent; died on 13 Feb 1990 at Harbinger, Currituck Co,
NC; buried at Bluefield, VA.
6. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Harvey Sargent; born on 9 Apr 1924; died on 13 Feb 1990; living at Point Harbor, Currituck Co, NC at
death; card issued in CA.


Bessie Junaita Meadows

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Yukon; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 60A; Family #42/44.
Listed as Juanita Meadows; age 3; born in WV; in household of John R. and Fannie(meadows) Vest.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 475; WV Archives Web Site.
Harvey Alexander Sargent; age 21; born at Excelsior, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV; married on
23 Dec 1945 at Yukon, WV; Bessie Juanita Meadows; age 18; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single;
living at Yukon; with consent of Mrs. George Keyser, aunt, with whom Bessie Juanita Meadows
has lived since a small child.


Howard Jordan Meadows Sr

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 527; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry J. Meadows; age 22; born on 28 Feb 1921 at Yukon, WV; living at Yukon, WV; son of Henry
and Emily Meadows; married on 20 Jan 1944 at Beckley; Lillian Mae Haydon; age 21; born on 6 Jul
1922 at Sprague, WV; living at Sprague, WV; daughter of Charles and Minnie Haydon.


Howard Jordan Meadows Jr

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 572; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Jordan Meadows, Jr; age 20; born on 22 Jul 1947 at Sprague, WV; single; living at Mabscott,
WV; son of Howard Jordan and Lillian Mae (Haydon) Meadows; married on 18 Aug 1947 at Beckley,
WV; Karen Lee Chafin; age 20; born on 25 Feb 1947 at East Beckley, WV; single; living at Prosperity,
WV; daughter of Ralph and Goldie Cecil Greer; with consent of Howard and Lilliam M. Medows, father
and mother, and Goldie Brown, mother, parents divorced, mother has custody.


Karen Lee Chaffin

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 572; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Jordan Meadows, Jr; age 20; born on 22 Jul 1947 at Sprague, WV; single; living at Mabscott,
WV; son of Howard Jordan and Lillian Mae (Haydon) Meadows; married on 18 Aug 1947 at Beckley,
WV; Karen Lee Chafin; age 20; born on 25 Feb 1947 at East Beckley, WV; single; living at Prosperity,
WV; daughter of Ralph and Goldie Cecil Greer; with consent of Howard and Lilliam M. Medows, father
and mother, and Goldie Brown, mother, parents divorced, mother has custody.