McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Kelley W. Belcher

1. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Eli Belcher; born in 1881; died in 1964; buried in Bud Mountain Cemetery,
Bud, Wyoming Co, WV. Nancy Jane Belcher; born in 1885; died in 1958; buried
next to Eli; Son (adopted per 1930 Census), Kelly Belcher, born in 1913 in
McDowell Co, WV; married Ruby Howerton on 7 Jul 1936.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Hickory Ridge Road, taken on 26 Apr 1930,
Page 109B, Family #366.
Listed as Kelly W. Belcher, age 17, born in WV, adopted son, in household of Eli Belcher.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 365; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelley Belcher; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Tralee, WV; son of Eli and Nancy Jane
Belcher; married on 7 Jul 1936 at Bud, WV; Ruby Howerton; age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
daughter of Floyd and Anna Howerton.


Ruby Howerton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Ruby Howerton; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Floyd Howerton.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 365; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelley Belcher; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Tralee, WV; son of Eli and Nancy Jane
Belcher; married on 7 Jul 1936 at Bud, WV; Ruby Howerton; age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
daughter of Floyd and Anna Howerton.


Floyd C. Howerton

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV, Rock District, taken on 28 Jun 1900, Page 203A, Family #305.
Listed Floyd C. Howerton, age 3, born in WV in May 1897, in household of father,
George W. Howerton.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 29 Apr 1910, Page 200A,
Family #80.
Listed as Floyd Howerton, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, George W. Howerton.
3. Mercer Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #61; 5 Jun 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd Howerton; age 21; born on 15 May 1897 at Algonquin, WV; employed by father, George
Washington Howerton, Algonquin, WV; medium height and build; gray eyes and light brown hair.
4. Mercer Co, WV Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1919); Page 1; Line 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Howerton; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Algonquin, WV; married on 22 Feb 1919 at
Tralee, WV; Annie Wallace; age 21; born in WV (sic, TN); living at Itmann, WV.
5. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Itmann; taken on 25 Jan 1920; Page 260B;
Family #369/402.
Listed as Floyd Howerton; age 23; born in WV; married; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
6. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Floyd Howerton; age 32; born in WV; married at 22; farmer; head of household.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd Howerton; born on 15 May 1897; died in Oct 1980; living at Baltimore, Baltimore Co, MD at
death; card issued in WV before 1951.


Annie Wallace

1. Mercer Co, WV Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1919); Page 1; Line 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Howerton; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Algonquin, WV; married on 22 Feb 1919 at
Tralee, WV; Annie Wallace; age 21; born in WV (sic, TN); living at Itmann, WV.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Itmann; taken on 25 Jan 1920; Page 260B;
Family #369/402.
Listed as Anna Howerton; age 18; born in TN; married; in household of husband, Floyd Howerton.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Anna Howerton; age 26; born in TN; married at 16; in household of husband, Floyd
Howerton.


Donnie Howerton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Donnie Howerton; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Floyd Howerton.


Zersie Howerton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Zursie Howerton; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Floyd Howerton.


Mack Howerton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Mack Howerton; age 4 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Floyd Howerton.


Ralph Howerton

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 101A;
Family #221/221.
Listed as Ralph Howerton; age 1 yr, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Floyd Howerton.


Julius K. Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 254B;
Family #78/81.
Listed as Julis Blankenship; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Oby Blankenship.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 7/8 Jan 1920; Page 218B;
Family #43/43.
Listed as Julius K. Blankenship; age 14; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father, Oby
Blankenship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 230; WV Archives Web Site.
Julius Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; railroader; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of Julius (sic) and Oka Blankenship; married on 19 jan 1925 at Roderfield, WV; Mandy Mullins;
age 19; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; daughter of Jim and Sarah Mullins.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 97B;
Family #187/180.
Listed as Julius Blankenship; age 24; born in WV; married at 19; timber cutter; head of household.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Julius Blankenship; born on 24 Apr 1906; died in Oct 1970; living at Hensley, McDowell Co, WV at
death; card issued in WV before 1951.


Amanda Mullins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 230; WV Archives Web Site.
Julius Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; railroader; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of Julius (sic) and Oka Blankenship; married on 19 jan 1925 at Roderfield, WV; Mandy Mullins;
age 19; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; daughter of Jim and Sarah Mullins.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 97B;
Family #187/180.
Listed as Mandy Blankenship; age 19; born in KY; married at 14; in household of husband, Julius K.
Blankenship.


Paul Lindsay Kennedy

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 757B; Image 29 of 35; Household #209.
Listed as Paul Kennedy; age 9; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
Gilbert, Mingo Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Floyd Kennedy.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul L. Kennedy; age 22; born at Gilbert, WV; single; living at Twin Branch; married on 24 Nov 1951
at Roderfield, WV; Helen C. Blankenship; age 21; born at Big Four, WV; single; living at Big
Sandy,WV.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Friday, 1 Feb 2013; newspaper Obit.
"WYCO — Paul L. Kennedy, 82, of Wyco, W.Va., passed away Monday, January 30, 2013.

"Born January 6, 1931, in Long Branch, he was a son of the late Floyd Paul Kennedy and Nora Smith Kennedy.

"Paul loved hunting, fishing and woodworking; he was a member of the NRA and the UMWA. Paul was a coal miner for 33 years.

"In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years of marriage, Helen Kennedy; two brothers, Charlie and Bob Kennedy; a sister, Geraldine Hatfield; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Kennedy.

"Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Glenn Kennedy of Wyco, and Michael Kennedy of Scio, Ohio; three daughters, Cathy Lamb and husband, Clayton, of Roanoke, Va., Carlene Cupp and husband, Tony, of Christiansburg, Va., and Amanda Turner and husband, Bobby, of Deep Run, N.C.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Bob Blankenship and wife, June, of Canton, Ohio, Doug Blankenship and wife, Emma, of Big Sandy, and Earl Blankenship and wife, Dee, of Thorpe; sisters-in-law, Carol Lester of Gary, Shelby Cox of Davy, and Marie Blankenship of Midway.

"A service to celebrate the life of Paul L. Kennedy will be held 12 noon Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Doug Blankenship officiating.

"Following the services Paul will be entombed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Faith, Beckley..."
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by historianne; 5 Feb 2013.
" Paul L. Kennedy
Birth 6 Jan 1931
West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Jan 2013 (aged 82)
West Virginia, USA
Burial
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Prosperity, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA "


Helen Kathleen Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1951); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul L. Kennedy; age 22; born at Gilbert, WV; single; living at Twin Branch; married on 24 Nov 1951
at Roderfield, WV; Helen C. Blankenship; age 21; born at Big Four, WV; single; living at Big Sandy,WV.


Herman J. Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 97B;
Family #187/180.
Listed as Herman Blankenship; age 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Julius K.
Blankenship.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 467; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Blankenship; age 19; born at Big Four, WV; single; living at Big Sandy, WV; married on
31 Dec 1948 at Roderfield, WV; Gladys Marie Bishop; age 24; born at Asco, WV; divorced; living at
Big Sandy, WV; with cosent of Julius Blankenship, father of Herman Blankenship.
3. US Public Records Index; Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Herman J. Blankenship; born on 25 Jun 1929; living at Burnt Hse, Midway, WV.
4. Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Web Site.
Herman J. Blankenship; born on 25 Jun 1929; died on 19 May 2004; living at Midway, Raleigh Co,
WV at death; card issued in WV before 1951.


Gladys Marie Bishop

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 76B; Image
24 of 47; Family #214/220.
Listed as Gladys M. Bishop; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Aldie C. Bishop.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 1 May 1940; Page
1167B; Image 36 of 64; Household #310.
Listed as Marie Bishop; age 16; born in WV; 6th grade education; not attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Aldie C. Bishop.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 467; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Blankenship; age 19; born at Big Four, WV; single; living at Big Sandy, WV; married on
31 Dec 1948 at Roderfield, WV; Gladys Marie Bishop; age 24; born at Asco, WV; divorced; living at
Big Sandy, WV; with cosent of Julius Blankenship, father of Herman Blankenship.
4. US Public Records Index; Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gladys Marie Blankenship; born 4 Apr 1924; living at PO Box 215, Midway, WV 25878 in 1993.
5. US Public Records Index; Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gladys M. Blankenship; living at Burnt Hse, Midway, WV.


Seymour Copley

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Seymore Copley; age 34; born in WV; married at 22; farmer; head of household.


Edna Mae Cunningham

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Edna Copley; age 27; born in KY; married at 15; in household of husband, Seymore Copley.


Juanita Copley

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Juanita Copley; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Seymore Copley.


Edward Copley

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Edward Copley; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Seymore Copley.


Thelma Copley

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Thelma Copley; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Seymore Copley.


Willard Elbert Copley

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Willard Copley; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Seymore Copley.
2. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938- 1946"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Willard E. Copley; born in WV in 1944 (sic, 1920); living in Wayne Co, WV; enlisted on 11 Jan 1940
for 3 yrsl post graduate education; widowed; without dependents.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Willard E. Copley; born on 6 Feb 1920; died on 22 Jun 1993; living at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV at
death.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Cemeteries; Bud Mtn; http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/wyoming/bud/index.htm
Willard E. Copley; born on 6 Feb 1920; died 22 Jun 1993; PFC US Army, WW II.