McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Joseph "Joe" Smith Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Dave Davisson; 29 Oct 2011.
" Joseph “Joe” Smith, Jr
Birth 5 Sep 1920
Death 29 Mar 2004 (aged 83)
Burial
Green Lawn Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA "


Rachel A. Ball

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 221A;
Image 15 of 26; Family #120/120.
Listed as Rachel A. Ball; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, John W. Ball.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 241A; Image 1 of
51; Family #6/6.
Listed as Rachel Ball; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Ball.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society",
1999. "Frank Ball" Article; Page 164; submitted by Brenda Wood, Bradshaw, WV.
"Frank Ball was rthe son of John Wesley and Roxie Blankenship Ball. His brothers were: Bill Ball
and Ira Ball. He had one sister, Rachel Ball Smith. Frank married Dude Blankenship, the daughter
of Henry and Okie Blankenship. Frank and Dude had one daughter, Lucy Blankenship."
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rachel A Smith
[Rachel A Ball ]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1914
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: Feb 1994
Father: John H Ball
Mother: Rockey Blankenship
SSN: 295388237
Notes: Aug 1960: Name listed as RACHEL A SMITH"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Dave 19 Apr 2015
" Rachel A Ball Smith
Birth 2 Apr 1914
Death 9 Feb 1994 (aged 79)
Burial
Green Lawn Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA "


Frank Ball

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 241A; Image 1 of
51; Family #6/6.
Listed as Frank Ball; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Ball.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society", 1999.
"Frank Ball" Article; Page 164; submitted by Brenda Wood, Bradshaw, WV.
"Frank Ball was rthe son of John Wesley and Roxie Blankenship Ball. His brothers were: Bill Ball and
Ira Ball. He had one sister, Rachel Ball Smith. Frank married Dude Blankenship, the daughter of
Henry and Okie Blankenship. Frank and Dude had one daughter, Lucy Blankenship (sic?, Ball?)."


William H. "Bill" Ball

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 221A;
Image 15 of 26; Family #120/120.
Listed as Billy H. Ball; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, John W. Ball.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 241A; Image 1 of
51; Family #6/6.
Listed as Bill Ball; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Ball.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society",
1999.
"Frank Ball" Article; Page 164; submitted by Brenda Wood, Bradshaw, WV.
"Frank Ball was rthe son of John Wesley and Roxie Blankenship Ball. His brothers were: Bill Ball
and Ira Ball. He had one sister, Rachel Ball Smith. Frank married Dude Blankenship, the daughter
of Henry and Okie Blankenship. Frank and Dude had one daughter, Lucy Blankenship."
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society",
1999.
"William "Bill" Ball" Article; Page 164; submitted by Brenda Wood, Bradshaw, WV.
"Bill Ball was the son of John Wesley and Roxie Blankenship Ball. He was a brother to Ira, Frank
and Rachel Ball Smith. He married Caroline Blankenship. Bill and Caroline's children are: Jessie,
Allen, Hershal, Lawson; Tootsie, Goldie and William. They live at Panther, WV. Bill died in 1996."
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Ball
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1912
Death Date: 28 Mar 1996
Claim Date: 11 Sep 1971
SSN: 232126744"
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Ball
SSN: 232-12-6744
Last Residence:
24872 Panther, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Born: 4 Jun 1912
Died: 28 Mar 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"
7. FindAgrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 27 Mar 2014.
" William B Ball
Birth 4 Jun 1912
Death 28 Mar 1996 (aged 83)
Burial
Ball Family Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Nancy Caroline Whitt

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society", 1999.
"William "Bill" Ball" Article; Page 164; submitted by Brenda Wood, Bradshaw, WV.
"Bill Ball was the son of John Wesley and Roxie Blankenship Ball. He was a brother to Ira, Frank and
Rachel Ball Smith. He married Caroline Blankenship. Bill and Caroline's children are: Jessie, Allen,
Hershal, Lawson; Tootsie, Goldie and William. They live at Panther, WV. Bill died in 1996."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 27 Mar 2014.
" N Carline Ball
Birth 28 Sep 1914
USA
Death 10 Apr 1949 (aged 34)
USA
Burial
Ball Family Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Hershal Harland Ball

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Herschel H Ball
Event Date 01 Jan 1998-01 Jun 2002
Event Place Panther, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Mar 1939
Address Panther, West Virginia 24872
Affiliate Identifier 557262238"


Lawson Henry Ball

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 104; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawson Henry Ball; age 22; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; married on 20 Oct 1957
at Litwar, WV; Della Mae Jessie; age 16; born in Mohawk, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; with
consent of Josephine Jessie, mother, father deceased of Della Mae Jessie.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Lawson Henry Ball, 83, of Panther, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 6, 2019 in
Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on June 11, 1935 in Bradshaw, WV a son of the late
William Bill and Nancy Caroline Whitt Ball. He is a member of the UMWA and a retired coal miner. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Jessie Ball; and sister Goldie Walker. Survivors
include his loving wife of 62 years Della Mae Jessie Ball; a daughter Nancy Caroline Mitchell of Charleston;
two sisters Maggie Whitt of Hurley and Rita Mae Ratliff of Panther; four brothers Johnny Ray Ball, William
"Tootie" (Gail) Ball, Herschel Harlen Ball and Arthur Allen Ball all of Panther; two grandchildren Jason
Matthew Mitchell and Ryan Mitchell; four great grandchildren Brayden, Conor, Gavin and Juliette; nieces
and nephews Henry and Evelyn Ball and Isabell and William Ball all of Panther; and a host of other loving
family and friends...."


Della Mae Jesse

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 104; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawson Henry Ball; age 22; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; married on 20 Oct 1957
at Litwar, WV; Della Mae Jessie; age 16; born in Mohawk, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; with
consent of Josephine Jessie, mother, father deceased of Della Mae Jessie.


Jessie William Ball Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 140; WV Archives Web Site.
Jessie William Ball; age 20; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; married on 7 Jan 1954
at Iaeger, WV; Lucille Roberts; age 16; born and living at Panther, WV; single; with consent of Bill Ball,
father, mother deceased, of Jessie William Ball and Eliza and Ira Roberts.
2. FindAgrave.com Web Site; submitted by kstev99; 1 May 2017.
" Jessie William Ball, Sr
Birth 3 Jul 1933
Death 8 Oct 2009 (aged 76)
Thawville, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Ball Family Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Jessie William Ball, Sr., 76, of Thawville, died 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.

"He was born July 3, 1933, the son of William and Carolyn Witt Ball. He married Lucille Roberts. He later married Betty Chandler.

"Cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date in West Virginia.

"Arrangements were by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

"Published in Times Republic from Oct. 14 to Nov. 14, 2009


Lucille Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 140; WV Archives Web Site.
Jessie William Ball; age 20; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; married on 7 Jan 1954
at Iaeger, WV; Lucille Roberts; age 16; born and living at Panther, WV; single; with consent of Bill Ball,
father, mother deceased, of Jessie William Ball and Eliza and Ira Roberts.


Ira Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Trace Fork Road; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 203A; Image 5 of 44; Family #26/27.
Listed as Ira Roberts; age 17; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father, Mose Roberts.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'73 015431; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Roberts; age 61; born 17 Dec 1911 in WV; married; husband of Eliza Burks; miner;
SS# 232-18-8358; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Mose and Tilda (Stacy) Roberts; died
25 Oct 1973 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from shock, secondary to myocardial infarction;
with atrial fibrillation; buried 29 Oct 1973 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 15 Jun 2014.
Ira "Irie" Roberts; born 17 Dec 1911 in Panther, WV; died in Oct 1973; buried here; double headstone
photo shown with wife, Eliza Burks Roberts; newspaper obit and personal photo posted.
"Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 27 Oct 1973.
"Ira Roberts, 61, of Iaeger, died late Thursday in a Welch hospital following a lon illness.
"Born 1911 at Panther, he was a retired miner and member of UMWA Local No. 8783 at iaeger. He was
a member of the Regular Baptist church.
"He was a son of the late Mose Roberts.
"Survivors are his mother, Tilda Stacy Roberts of Roderfield; his wife, Eliza Roberts of the home; two
daughters. Mrs. James (Geraldine) Blankenship of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Jimmy Ray (Joann) Acosta of Gary;
one adopted daughter, Miss Lola Ann Roberts of the home; three sons, Virgil Roberts of Chicago, Ill., Roger
and Jerry Roberts, both of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Blankenship Mrs. Eva Blankenship and Mrs.
Rosa Blankenship, all of iaeger, Mrs. Bertha Dotson of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Martha Mitchell of Roderfield; five
brothers, Chester Roberts of Roderfield, Miles Roberts of Welch, Howard Roberts of Iaeger, Earvin and
Woodrow Roberts, both of Davy; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
"The body will be taken to the home near Iaeger today at 4 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted
Sunday at 11 a.m. with the elders Claude Conn, Harold Burks and Elbert Justice officating. Burial will follow
in the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield.
"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger is in charge of arrangements'.


Eliza Burks

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 15 Jun 2014.
Eliza Roberts; born 12 Oct 1918; died 14 Mar 2011; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, Ira Roberts; "PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND".


Ira R. Ball

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 221A;
Image 15 of 26; Family #120/120.
Listed as Ira R. Ball; age 3 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Ball.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 241A; Image 1 of
51; Family #6/6.
Listed as Arie Ball; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Ball.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society", 1999.
"Frank Ball" Article; Page 164; submitted by Brenda Wood, Bradshaw, WV.
"Frank Ball was rthe son of John Wesley and Roxie Blankenship Ball. His brothers were: Bill Ball and
Ira Ball. He had one sister, Rachel Ball Smith. Frank married Dude Blankenship, the daughter of
Henry and Okie Blankenship. Frank and Dude had one daughter, Lucy Blankenship."


Nancy Oma Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane Precinct; taken 26 Mar 1920; Page 50A;
Image 49 of 71; Family #406/411.
Listed as Nancy O. Blankenship; age 11 mons; born in VA; in household of father, John Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 225B; Image 6 of 33;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Oma Blankenship; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, John Blankenship.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


William Jay Ball

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 247; WV Archives Web Site.
William Jay Ball; age 18; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; single; married on 22 Dec 1956 at Welch,
WV; Betty Jean Vance; age 20; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; single; with consent of Oma and Ira
Ball, parents of William Jay Ball; and Louisa and Mythias Vance, parents of Betty Jean Vance.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society", 1999.
"Shirley "Bill" Ball" Article; Page 164; written by Geneva Steele information by Shirley Ball, Bradshaw,
WV.


Betty Jean Vance

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 247; WV Archives Web Site.
William Jay Ball; age 18; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; single; married on 22 Dec 1956 at Welch,
WV; Betty Jean Vance; age 20; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; single; with consent of Oma and Ira
Ball, parents of William Jay Ball; and Louisa and Mythias Vance, parents of Betty Jean Vance.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; McDowell Co Historical Society", 1999.
"Shirley "Bill" Ball" Article; Page 164; written by Geneva Steele information by Shirley Ball, Bradshaw,
WV.