Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Robert Short

1. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #260/269.
Listed as Robert Short; age 21; born in VA; single; boader; coal miner; in household of brother-in-law,
Henry L. Meadows.


Dula Short

1. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #260/269.
Listed as Dula Short; age 9; born in VA; boader; in household of brother-in-law, Henry L. Meadows.


George Lowdy

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 18 Jun 1900; Page 82A;
Family #166/166.
Listed as George Lowdy; age 31; born in Mar 1869 in TN; married 6 yrs; day laborer; head of
household.


Martha

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 18 Jun 1900; Page 82A;
Family #166/166.
Listed as Martha Lowdy; age 30; born in Apr 1870 in NC; married 6 yrs; 3 children; all living; in
household of husband, George Lowdy.


Mary V. Lowdy

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 18 Jun 1900; Page 82A;
Family #166/166.
Listed as Mary V. Lowdy; age 5; born in Feb 1895 in VA; in household of father, George Lowdy.


Thomas Lowdy

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 18 Jun 1900; Page 82A;
Family #166/166.
Listed as Thomas Lowdy; age 2; born in Oct 1897 in VA; in household of father, George Lowdy.


Thomas Jordan Meadows

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on __May 1920; Page 184A;
Family #148/155.
Listed as Sheridan T. Meadows; age 53; born in WV; married once for 31 yrs; laborer in coal mine;
head of household.


Alice J. Crawford

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on __May 1920; Page 184A;
Family #148/155.
Listed as Alice J. Meadows; age 54; born in WV; married once for 31 yrs; 5 children, 3 living; in
household of husband, Sheridan T. Meadows.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Yukon; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 60A; Family #42/44.
Listed as Alice J. Meaders; age 76; born in WV; widow; in household of son-in-law, John R. Vest.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #9602; WV Archives Web Site.
Alice Crawford Meadows; age 90 yrs, 9 mons, 3 days; born on 28 Oct 1855 at Narrows, VA; widow of
T.J. Meadows; living at War, WV; daughter of Thomas and ____Crawford; died on 31 Jul 1946 at War,
WV from chronic myocarditis; buried on 2 Aug 1946 in Lomax Cemetery, Lomax, WV; informant,
Charles Vest, War, WV.


Lydia D. Meadows

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on __May 1920; Page 184A;
Family #148/155.
Listed as Lida D. Meadows; age 19; born in WV; in household of father, Sheridan T. Meadows.


George Keyser

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 232A;
Family #84/86.
Listed as George C. Keyser; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, James A. Keyser.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 126; WV Archives Web Site.
George Keyser; age 23; born at Scarbro, WV; single; merchant; living at Yukon, WV; son of James
and Nettie Keyser; married on 14 Jun 1925 at Davy, WV; Bessie Cest; age 21; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of John and Fannie Vest.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Caretta; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 90B;
Family #82/64.
Listed as George Keyser; age 27; born in WV; married at 22; grocery store clerk; in household of
father, James Keyser.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Keyser; born on 15 Dec 1901; died in Nov 1986; living at Capels, McDowell Co, WV at
death.


Bessie Vest

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War and Susannah; taken on 26 May 1920;
Page 183B; Family #148/154.
Listed as Bessie Vest; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, John R. Vest.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #256/265.
Listed as Bessie Vest; age 10 (sic, 16); born in VA; in household of father, John R. Vest.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 126; WV Archives Web Site.
George Keyser; age 23; born at Scarbro, WV; single; merchant; living at Yukon, WV; son of James
and Nettie Keyser; married on 14 Jun 1925 at Davy, WV; Bessie Cest; age 21; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of John and Fannie Vest.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Bessie Keyser; born on 9 Jul 1903; died in Feb 1990; card issued in WV.


James Andrew Keyser

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1894); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
James Andrew Keyser; age 24; born in Bath Co, VA; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on 21 Mar
1894; Nettie Cook; age 20; born and living in Raleigh Co, WV.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 232A;
Family #84/86.
Listed as James A. Keyser; age 50; born in VA; married; merchant; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Caretta; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 90B;
Family #82/64.
Listed as James A. Keyser; age 60; born in VA; married at 24; general merchant; head of household.
4. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #4226; WV Archives Web Site.
James Andrew Keyser; age 67 yrs, 6 mons, 12 days; born on 11 Oct 1870 in Alleghaney Co, VA;
married; husband of Nettie Cook Keyser; retired general store; son of John A. and Katherine
(Tinsley) Keyser; died on 30 Mar 1938 at home in Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV; buried on 1 Apr 1938 in
Sunset Cemetery, Beckley, WV; informant, Roy Keyser, Beckley, WV.


Nettie Cook

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1894); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
James Andrew Keyser; age 24; born in Bath Co, VA; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on 21 Mar
1894; Nettie Cook; age 20; born and living in Raleigh Co, WV.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 232A;
Family #84/86.
Listed as Nettie Keyser; age 46; born in WV; married; in household of husband, James A. Keyser.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Caretta; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 90B;
Family #82/64.
Listed as Nettie Keyser; age 56; born in WV; married at 20; in household of husband, James A.
Keyser.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate # '58 012129; WV Archives Web Site.
Nettie Keyser; age 84; born on 28 Aug 1873 at Mt. Tabor, WV; widow; living at Capels, WV; daughter
of George W. and Virginia (Williams) Cook; died on 16 Aug 1958 in the Stevens Clinic, Welch,
McDowell Co, WV from intestinal obstruction due to gall stones; buried on 18 Aug 1058 in Sunset
Memorial Park, Beckley, WV; informant, Roy Keyser, Beckley, WV.


John Robert Vest

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1897); Page 504; WV Archives Web Site.
John R. Vest; age 27; born in Giles Co, VA; single; timberman; son of William and Mary Jane; married
on 2 Sep 1897 at Gordon, WV; Fanny D. Meadows; age 17; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; daughter
of T.J. and Alice J.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War and Susannah; taken on 26 May 1920;
Page 183B; Family #148/154.
Listed as John R. Vest; age 46; born in VA; married once for 15 yrs; coal miner; head of household.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #256/265.
Listed as John Vest; age 50; born in VA; married; coal miner/ timberman; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Yukon; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 60A; Family #42/44.
Listed as John R. Vest; age 65; born in VA; married at 30; farmer; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6054; WV Archives Web Site.
John Robert Vest; age 78; born at White Gate, VA; married; husband of Fanny West, age 64; retired
miner; son of William and Mary (Watson) Vest; living in Middletown, WV; died on 4 Mar 1943 at War,
McDowell Co, WV from a brain hemorrhage; buried on 6 Mar 1943 in Lomax Cemeterey; Lomax, WV;
informant, Charles W. Vest, War, WV.


Fannie Dean Meadows

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1897); Page 504; WV Archives Web Site.
John R. Vest; age 27; born in Giles Co, VA; single; timberman; son of William and Mary Jane; married
on 2 Sep 1897 at Gordon, WV; Fanny D. Meadows; age 17; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; daughter
of T.J. and Alice J.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War and Susannah; taken on 26 May 1920;
Page 183B; Family #148/154.
Listed as Fanny Vest; age 29; born in WV; married once for 15 yrs; 2 children, both living;
in household of husband, John R. Vest.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #256/265.
Listed as Fannie Vest; age 40; born in VA; married; in household of husband, John R. Vest.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Yukon; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 60A; Family #42/44.
Listed as Fannie Vest; age 52; born in WV; married at 17; in household of husband, John R. Vest.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1970; WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. Fannie Vest; age 63 yrs, 8 mons, 18 days; born on 1 Jun 1880 at Spainishburg, WV; widow;
living at War, WV; daughter of Jordan and Alice (Crawford) Meadows; died on 19 Feb 1944 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, McDowell Co, WV; from a ruptured appendix; buried on 21 Feb 1944 at Lomax, WV.


William Calvin Vest

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Malinda Frances (Vest) Garner"; Article; Page 148;
submitted by Sandra Lake Lassen, 29 Lake Point Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32124.
2. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Calvin Vest
Gender: Male
Birth Place: VA
Birth Year: 1815
Spouse Name: Mary Jane Walters
Spouse
Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1825
Marriage
Year: 1845
Marriage State: VA
Number Pages: 1"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James E. Snyder; 12 Dec 2009.
" William Calvin Vest
Birth Mar 1826
Floyd County, Virginia, USA
Death 28 Apr 1912 (aged 86)
Willowton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Elgood Cemetery
Elgood, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Show Map
Memorial ID 45355451"

Additional Information Posted:
"Children: FLOYD, JAMES, CALVIN, SARAH (MUNSEY), MARGARET, MARTHA (JOHNSTON), ELIZABETH, GEORGE, MALINDA (GARNER), JOHN, CHARLES, and SUSAN (NEELY)."

("The remains of WILLIAM and wife MARY WALTERS were originally buried in Kellysville, WVa area,
were moved to Elgood Cemetery due to road construction. MARY's grave is unmarked.")


Mary Jane Walters

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Malinda Frances (Vest) Garner"; Article; Page 148;
submitted by Sandra Lake Lassen, 29 Lake Point Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32124.
2. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Calvin Vest
Gender: Male
Birth Place: VA
Birth Year: 1815
Spouse Name: Mary Jane Walters
Spouse
Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1825
Marriage
Year: 1845
Marriage State: VA
Number Pages: 1"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James E. Snyder; 12 Dec 2009.
"Mary Jane Walters Vest
Birth 1825
Virginia, USA
Death 1900 (aged 74–75)
Burial
Elgood Cemetery
Elgood, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 45355488"

Additional Information Posted:
"The remains of WILLIAM and wife MARY WALTERS were originally buried in Kellysville, WVa area,
were moved to Elgood Cemetery due to road construction. MARY's grave is unmarked.

"Children: FLOYD, JAMES, CALVIN, SARAH (MUNSEY), MARGARET, MARTHA (JOHNSTON), ELIZABETH, GEORGE, MALINDA (GARNER), JOHN, CHARLES, and SUSAN (NEELY)."


Charles William Vest

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War and Susannah; taken on 26 May 1920;
Page 184A; Family #148/154.
Listed as Charles W. Vest; age 1 yr, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John R. Vest.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek; Susannah; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 35A;
Family #256/265.
Listed as Charles Vest; age 16 (sic, 11); born in VA; in household of father, John R. Vest.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Yukon; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 60A; Family #42/44.
Listed as Charlie Vest; age 21; born in WV; in household of father, John R. Vest.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Vest; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; tipple Man living at Yukon, WV; son of John
and Fannie; married on 22 Mar 1933 at Welch, WV; Gladys Vandike; age 18; born in Tazewell Co,
VA; single; daughter of Henry and Eva.
5. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Charles Vest; born on 9 Feb 1909; died in Oct 1987; living at Mountain View, Pulaski Co, VA at death.


Gladys Vandyke

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Vest; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; tipple Man living at Yukon, WV; son of John
and Fannie; married on 22 Mar 1933 at Welch, WV; Gladys Vandike; age 18; born in Tazewell Co,
VA; single; daughter of Henry and Eva.


Woodrow E. Lowdy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 184; WV Archives Web Site.
Woodrow E. Lowdy; age 30; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Yukon, WV; married on 18 Dec
1954 at Welch, WV; Patty Lou Spence; age 19; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV.


Patty Lou Spence

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 184; WV Archives Web Site.
Woodrow E. Lowdy; age 30; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Yukon, WV; married on 18 Dec
1954 at Welch, WV; Patty Lou Spence; age 19; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV.