McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


James Kirby Browning

1. 1850 Census Logan Co, WV, District 32, page 141, taken 26 Aug 1850; Family #313.
Listed as James Browning, age 5, in household of father, William Browning.
2. 1860 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken on 21 Jul 1860, Page 278B, Family #510.
Listed as James K. Browning, age 13, in household of father, William Browning.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming...", Vol 1, Haga, page 15.
Mary Ann Hatfield married James Browning, b 1842, Logan Co, WV, son of William and Rebecca
Browning, on 10 May 1863.
5. "Reference Book of Wyoming Co", Bowman, page 410.
Mary Ann Hatfield married James Browning.
6. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork Township, at Sunhill P.O, taken on 1 Aug 1870, Page
573B, Family #14.
Listed as James Browning, age 25, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
7. Ancestry.com Web Site, Elvira Harvey search, 31 Oct 2000, submitted by bjbrowning@xwv.net
James Browning, son of William E. and Rebecca Toler Browning; born in 1845 in Logan Co, WV;
died in 1901; buried in Skyline Cemetery; married five times; first to Mary Ann Hatfield; second, to
Frances Walls; third, to Lavina Morgan; fourth to Mary Ann Harless and fifth to Elvira Harvey.
(Order of marriages is not correct)
8. "Genealogy of WV-KY Hatfields" page 185.
9. "Hatfield Family", website, Hatfield Family Marriages.
Mary Ann Hatfield married James K. Browning abt 1865 in Logan Co, WV.
10. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, taken on 29 Jun 1870, Page 549B, Family #87.
Listed as James Browning, age 21, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
(This family was listed twice in this census. James must have moved from
Logan to Wyoming Co, WV between 29 Jun 1870 and 1 Aug 1870.)
11. "Marriages Records of Wyoming, Co...", Vol 1, Haga, page 15.
James Browing, age 23, widowed, born and resident of Logan Co, WV, son of
William and D. Browning, married on Dec 12 1869 Mary E. Harless, age 23, born
in Giles Co, VA, daughter of L. E. Harless. (The L. E. probably stands for Lorenzo and Elizabeth.)
12. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1876); Page 29; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis? Browning; married on 25 Jul 1876 in Wyoming Co, WV; Luvena Morgan.
(Is this James Kirby Browning/; No other information given)
13. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co...", Vol 1, Haga, page 15.
James Browning, age 34, born and a resident of Logan Co, WV, married on 26
Feb 1880 Elvira Harvey, age 33, born in Wyoming Co, WV.
14. "Families of Wyoming Co, WV", Vol 17, 2003, Issue #4, Sally Seaman-Williams, Page 149;
extracted from "Wyoming Co, WV Marriages 1854-1910", by Ronald Ray Turner, 1991.
Elvira Harvey, age 33, born in Wyoming Co, WV, married on 26 Feb 1880 James Browning, age 34,
born in Logan Co, WV.
15. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1890); Page 61; Line 133; WV Archives Web Site.
James Browning; age 38; born in Logan Co, WV; divorced; living in Logan Co, WV; son of William
and Rebecca (Toler) Browning; married on 4 Sep 1890 at Logan, WV; Francis Walls; age 22; born
in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Logan Co, WV; daughter of L. and R. (Harvey) Walls.
16. 1900 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 252A; Image 41 of 41;
Family #363/363.
Listed as James Browning; age 55; born in VA in 1845; married 14 yrs (sic, 10); farmer; head of
household.
(Apparently James had children by Francis Walls prior to their marriage in 1890)


Amanda

1. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV; (Stafford District); Gilbert; taken on 29 Apr 1910; Page 208B; Image 14
of 22; Family #132/132.
Listed as Amanda Browning; age 31; born in WV; widow; 1 child, 1 living; in household of step son,
Compton Browning.


Lizzie Browning

1. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV; (Stafford District); Gilbert; taken on 29 Apr 1910; Page 208B; Image 14
of 22; Family #132/132.
Listed as Lizzie Browning; age 11; born in WV; in household of brother, Compton Browning; with
mother Amanda (____) Browning.


Compton Browning

1. 1900 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 252A; Image 41 of 41;
Family #363/363.
Listed as Compton Browning; age 19; born in WV in 1881; in household of father, James K.
Browning.
2. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV; (Stafford District); Gilbert; taken on 29 Apr 1910; Page 208B; Image 14
of 22; Family #132/132.
Listed as Compton Browning; age 28; born in WV; single; farmer; head of household.
3. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1913); Page 24; WV Archives Web Site.
Cumpton Browning; age 29; born in Logan Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Gilbert, WV; son of
James and Elvira Browning; married on 7 Jan 1913 at the house of the bride; Brookie Runyon; age
21; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; living at Gilbert, WV; daughter of James and Matilda Runyon.
4. Mingo Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #329; Williamson, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Compton Browning; age 35; born on 30 Apr 1883; farmer; living at Gilbert, Mingo Co, WV; nearest
relative, Brook Browning, Gilbert, WV; tall with medium build; brown eyes and ?? gray hair.
5. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page 173B; Image
12 of 24; Family #110/111.
Listed as Cumpton Browning; age 37; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
6. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; Leatherwood Creek; taken on 10 Apr 1930;
Page 144A; Image 11 of 18; Family #89/89.
Listed as Compton Browning; age 49; born in WV; married at 29; farmer; head of household.
7. Mingo Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1352; 27 Apr 1942; Matewan, WV Draft Board;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Compton Browning; age 61; born on 30 Apr 1881 in Logan Co, WV; living at Justice, WV;
unemployed farmer; person who will always know address, Mrs. Brook Browning, Justice, WV;
6' 3" tall; 150 lbs; hazel eyes; gray hair; ruddy complexion.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7024; WV Archives Web Site.
Compton Browning; age 72; born on 30 Apr 1881 in Logan Co, WV; married; living at Justice, Mingo
Co, WV; retired; son of James and Elvira (Harvey) Browning; died on 19 May 1954 in Stevens Clinic;
Welch, McDowell Co, WV from heart disease; buried on 22 May 1954 at Justice, WV; informant; Mrs.
Compton Browning.


Laura Brooke Runyon

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1913); Page 24; WV Archives Web Site.
Cumpton Browning; age 29; born in Logan Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Gilbert, WV; son of James
and Elvira Browning; married on 7 Jan 1913 at the house of the bride; Brookie Runyon; age 21; born
in Mingo Co, WV; single; living at Gilbert, WV; daughter of James and Matilda Runyon.
2. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page 173B; Image
12 of 24; Family #110/111.
Listed as Brooke Browning; age 28; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Compton
Browning.
3. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; Leatherwood Creek; taken on 10 Apr 1930;
Page 144A; Image 11 of 18; Family #89/89.
Listed as Brook Browning; age 39; born in WV; married at 21; in household of husband, Compton
Browning.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Brook Browning; born on 27 Dec 1891; died in Nov 1969; living at Justice, Mingo Co, WV at death;
card issued in WV in 1965.


Landon Browning

1. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page 173B; Image
12 of 24; Family #110/111.
Listed as Landon Browning; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Compton Browning.
2. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; Leatherwood Creek; taken on 10 Apr 1930;
Page 144A; Image 11 of 18; Family #89/89.
Listed as Landon Browning; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Compton Browning.
3. "Ohio Deaths, 1908-2007"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Landon Browning; age 82; born on 3 Oct 1913 in WV; widowed; father's surname, Browning;
mother's maiden name, Runyon; coal mining; died at home on 24 Feb 1996 in Gallia Co, OH.


Edith Browning

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; Leatherwood Creek; taken on 10 Apr 1930;
Page 144A; Image 11 of 18; Family #89/89.
Listed as Edith Browning; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Compton Browning.


James A. "Jimmy" Browning

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; Leatherwood Creek; taken on 10 Apr 1930;
Page 144A; Image 11 of 18; Family #89/89.
Listed as Jimmie Browning; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Compton Browning.


James M. Runyon

1. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210B; Image 16 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as James M. Runyon; age 11; born in VA; tending to horse; in household of father, Andrew
J. Runyon.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as James M. Runyon; age 19; born in VA; laborer; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
3. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1890); Page 64; Line 38; WV Archives Web Site.
James Runyon; age 29; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living in Logan Co, WV; son of A.J. and
Elizabeth (Puck, sic Puckett)) Runyon; married on 19 Nov 1890 in Logan Co, WV; Matilda Painter;
age 26; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living in Logan Co, WV; daughter of Chat and Nancy
(Blankenship) Painter.


Matilda Paynter

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1890); Page 64; Line 38; WV Archives Web Site.
James Runyon; age 29; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living in Logan Co, WV; son of A.J. and
Elizabeth (Puck?) Runyon; married on 19 Nov 1890 in Logan Co, WV; Matilda Painter; age 26; born
in Logan Co, WV; single; living in Logan Co, WV; daughter of Chat and Nancy (Blankenship) Painter.


Andrew J. Runyon

1. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 12 Jul 1860; Page 776; Image 20 of
69; Family #132/132.
Listed as Andrew Runnion; age 36; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
2. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210A; Image 15 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Andy Runyan; age 49; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
3. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Andrew Runyon; age 60; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.


Elizabeth Puckett

1. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken on 18 Sep 1850, page 159B, Family #564.
Listed as Elizabeth Puckett, age 18, born in VA, in household of father, Jesse Puckett.
2. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 12 Jul 1860; Page 776; Image 20 of
69; Family #132/132.
Listed as Elizabeth Runnion; age 29; born in VA; in household of husband, Andrew J. Runyon.
3. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210A; Image 15 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Elizabeth Runyon; age 39; born in VA; in household of husband, Andrew J. Runyon.
4. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Elizabeth Runyon; age 48; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Andrew J.
Runyon.


Vicey J. Runyon

1. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 12 Jul 1860; Page 776; Image 20 of
69; Family #132/132.
Listed as Priscey Runnion; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
2. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210A; Image 15 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Vicey J. Runyon; age 17; born in VA; spinning; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Julia C. Runyon

1. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 12 Jul 1860; Page 776; Image 20 of
69; Family #132/132.
Listed as Julia Runnion; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
2. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210A; Image 15 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Julia C. Runyon; age 16; born in VA; knitting; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Christina Runyon

1. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 12 Jul 1860; Page 776; Image 20 of
69; Family #132/132.
Listed as Christeanna Runnion; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
2. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210A; Image 15 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Christina Runyon; age 14; born in VA; learning to knit; in household of father, Andrew J.
Runyon.
3. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Christaney Runyon; age 23; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Alexander Runyon

1. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210B; Image 16 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Alex Runyon; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Alex Runyon; age 16; born in VA; laborer; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Jacob C. Runyon

1. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210B; Image 16 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as Jacob Runyon; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Jacob C. Runyon; age 14; born in VA; laborer; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


John T. Runyon

1. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick Township; Grundy PO; taken on 16 Aug 1870;
Page 210B; Image 16 of 41; Family #113/96.
Listed as John T. Runyon; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as John T. Runyon; age 11; born in VA; laborer; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Lucinda Runyon

1. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Lucinda Runyon; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Matilda Runyon

1. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Sand Lick District; taken on 4 Jun 1880; Page 369A; Image 1 of
1; Family #2/2.
Listed as Matilda Runyon; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Runyon.


Lillian Browning

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; Leatherwood Creek; taken on 10 Apr 1930;
Page 144A; Image 11 of 18; Family #89/89.
Listed as Lillian Browning; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Compton Browning.
2. Mounts Funeral Home; Gilbert, WV; Posted Obit.
"A sweet and loving child of God, Lillian Lester, 87 of Hanover, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven, on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center.
"Born on January 14, 1924 at Leatherwood, she was the daughter of the late Compton and Laura Brook Runyon Browning.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Lester; four brothers: Landon, Leonard, Alden, and Clarence “Junior” Browning; her four sisters: Edith Cline, Emmalene Browning, LakeJ ustice, and Gracie Morgan.
"Lillian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a mother to many and a friend to all. She loved working in her vegetable garden and with her flowers, and she loved animals. She loved taking care of and doing for others. She would welcome you into her home and she made sure that you did not go away hungry. She was a homemaker and attended the Justice Tabernacle Church. She had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
"Those left to love and cherish her memory and to mourn her passing include her two sons: James Edward (Wilma) Lester of Baisden and Teddy (Shelia) Lester of Hanover; her two daughters: Teresa (Tim) Hannah of Charlton Heights and Beverly McDonald of Plymouth Indiana; her ten grandchildren: Michelle (Denny) Toler, Amanda (Dave) Copley, Jamie (Amy) Lester, Teddy “Kojak” (Melissa) Lester, Stephanie (Terry Paul) Browning, Scotty Lester, Tracy Hannah, Lacy Brooke McDonald, Charles Ivan McDonald, and Seth McDonald; her ten great-grandchildren: Taylor, Alexis, Ashley, Casey, Dalton, Kyle, Katlyn, Chandler, Kody, and John; her brother, James A. Browning of Sophia; and a host of other dear family and friends.
"A special thank you to Teddy and his family.
"Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Saturday, February 5th from 6 to 9 pm with a special service at 7 pm.
"Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 6th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Lester, Rev. Ronnie Lester, and Rev. Marshall Harless officiating.
"Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery at Joe Point of Hanover..."