McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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James D. Bailey

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Panther Precinct, taken on 12 May 1910,
Page 106A, Family #209.
Listed as James D. Bailey, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Adam Bailey.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Mohawk, taken on 15 Jan 1920, Page 267A,
Family #235.
Listed as James Bailey, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Adam Bailey.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 39; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Adam
and Julia; married on 6 Jun 1929 at Welch, WV; Pearl Robinette; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Cleveland and Sylvania.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Adam and Jerusha; married on 1 Apr 1937 at Panther, WV; Lucy Justice; age 24; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Amanda.
5. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, "Social Security Death Index".
James Bailey; born on 8 Mar 1905; died in Nov 1974; living at Panther, McDowell Co, WV at death.


Lucy Justice

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Adam
and Jerusha; married on 1 Apr 1937 at Panther, WV; Lucy Justice; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of William and Amanda.


James D. Bailey

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Panther Precinct, taken on 12 May 1910,
Page 106A, Family #209.
Listed as James D. Bailey, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Adam Bailey.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Mohawk, taken on 15 Jan 1920, Page 267A,
Family #235.
Listed as James Bailey, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Adam Bailey.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 39; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Adam
and Julia; married on 6 Jun 1929 at Welch, WV; Pearl Robinette; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Cleveland and Sylvania.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Adam and Jerusha; married on 1 Apr 1937 at Panther, WV; Lucy Justice; age 24; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Amanda.
5. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, "Social Security Death Index".
James Bailey; born on 8 Mar 1905; died in Nov 1974; living at Panther, McDowell Co, WV at death.


Pearl Robinette

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District #94, Panther Precinct #4,
taken on 26 Apr 1910, Page 99B, Family #95.
Listed as Perlie Robinet, age 11 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Grover C. Robinette.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mohawk; taken on 15 Jan 1920; Page 267A;
Family #231.
Listed as Pearl Robinet, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Grover C. Robinette.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 39; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Adam
and Julia; married on 6 Jun 1929 at Welch, WV; Pearl Robinette; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Cleveland and Sylvania.
4. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #14078; WV Archives Web Site.
Pearl Bailey; age 25 yrs, 9 mons, 10 days; born on 10 Oct 1908 at Long Pole, WV; married; wife of
James Bailey; daughter of Cleve and Sylvania Steel Robinett; died on 20 Jul 1933 at Panther,
McDowell Co, WV of "stomach trouble"; buried on 21 Jul 1933 on Panther Creek; informant, James
Bailey.


Roy Ralph Bailey

1. Mounts Funeral Home; Gilbert, WV; Posted Obit.
"God called his son, Roy Ralph Bailey, 56 of Panther, home on Monday, February 21st, 2011, from Johnson City Medical Center.
"Born September 18th, 1954 at Welch, he was the son of the late James and Lucy Justice Bailey.
"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Florence Lockhart and brothers: Herbert Bailey, Minus Bailey, and Robert Bailey Jr.
"Roy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was as avid rabbit hunter and enjoyed his game chickens and liked going to horseshows. He had a very special dog “Baby Girl”. He was a retired coal miner of 25 years, and of the Pentecostal Faith. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
"Those left to love and cherish his memory and to mourn his passing include his loving wife of 38 years, Carol Bailey of Panther; his son, Roy Keith Bailey (fiancée) Holli Collins: his daughters: Kelly Bailey (fiancé) Freddie Matney, and Deidre (Tony) Justice, all of Panther: his sister Darcus Lester of Welch, and his brother, Bill (Loradean) Bailey of Panther. Roy was the proud paw of five grandchildren: Morgan (Jeffrey Craig) Price II, Ryan Justice, Dillion Bailey, Travis Bailey, and Chad Justice. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces’ nephews, cousins, and many special friends.
"The family will receive family and close friends on Thursday, February 24th after 6 pm at the home of his daughter, Deidre Justice, at Horse Shoe Curve near Panther.
"Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 25th at the Bailey Family Cemetery at Trace Fork of Panther..."


Edgar B. Lester

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edgar B. Lester; born on 21 Feb 1926; living at PO Box 37; Panther, WV
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edgar B. Lester; born on 21 Feb 1926; died on 3 Oct 2003; living at Panther, McDowell Co, WV at
death; SS #234-36-7981; card issued in WV before 1951.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Sunday, 5 Oct 2003; Newspaper Obit.
"Edgar B. Lester; 77, of Panther, died Friday, Oct 3, 2003 in Roanoke, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger. Burial will follow at Bailey Cemetery, Panther...."
4. FindAgrave.com Web Site; submitted by Cora Lee Mallette; 4 Dec 2018.
"Edgar Lester
Birth 21 Feb 1926
Death 3 Oct 2003 (aged 77)
Burial
Adam Bailey Cemetery
Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Inscription: "US Navy * World War II"


Darcus Bailey

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Darcus Lester; born on 16 Sep 1938; living at PO Box 37; Panther, WV


Donna Lester

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donna Lester; born on 9 Nov 1956; living at PO Box 37; Panther, WV


Eddie J. Lester

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Eddie J. Lester; born on 24 Sep 1958; living at PO Box 37; Panther, WV


Zachariah James Roark

1. Information from E-mail; 9 Mar 2011; Patsy L. McMillan to Larry Smith.
Patsy was a daughter of Vanam and Carrie Ellen (Roark) Roark.
2.1900 Census, Johnson Co, TN; 3rd Civial District; taken on 21 Jun 1900; Page 235A; Image 19 of
23; Family #164/170.
Listed as Zachariah Roark; age 18; born in May 1882 in TN; in household of mother Rebecca
Roark.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol __(1915); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Zack Rox (sic, Roark); age 23; born in Page Co, VA (?); widowed; cook; living at War, WV; son of
S___; married on 5 Mar 1915 at Berwind, WV; Bertha Coleman; age 17; born in McDowell Co, VA
(sic, WV); single; daughter of Sheridan and Nancy; information given by Sheridan Coleman, father,
of War, WV.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #47; 12 Sep__; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Zack Roark; age 39; born on 16 Oct 1881; living at Dau?, McDowell Co, WV; miner for Smith
Poca Coal Co, Colane?, Wyoming Co, WV; nearest relative, Berthy Roark, Colane?, WV; medium
height and build; brown eyes and red hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 19 Jan 1920; Page
118A; Image 21 of 65; Family #162/191.
Listed as Zack Roark; age 40; born in NC; married; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
6. 1930 Census, Washington Co, VA; Goodson District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 69A; Image 1 of
43; Family #6/6.
Listed as Zack Roark; age 53; born in TN; married at 21; no occupation; head of household.
7. Tazewell Co, VA; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1780; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Zachariah Roark; age 63; born on ? ? 1879 in Mountain City, TN; living at RFD Tazewell, Tazewell
Co, VA; self employed; person who will always know address, Mrs. Zachariah Roark, Tazewell, VA;
5'4" tall; 196 lbs; gray eyes; gray hair; light complexion; scar on left leg.
8. E-mail; 9 Jun 2012; Patsy L. McMillan.
"...The last wife of Zachariah James Roark was Irine Hankins from Tazewell, VA. Zachariah & Irine had 5 children, one of which was buried at the Roark Cemetery on the Roark Farm, whose name was Tommy Roark.
"Irine Hankins & her family lived on the farm across the Clinch river, & Zachariah Roark & his family also lived on the farm on the other side of the Clinch River. The farm was bought from Edna S Harman by the Hankins family in 1921 Deed Book No. 90 page 590.
"Irine Hankins parents were Nancy J Hankins & Thomas Hankins surviving husband of Nancy J Hankins.
"In 1951 Irine Hankins Roark and Zachariah Roark her husband, and Thomas W Hankins sold the 47 acres to Vanam C Roark and Carrie Goodman Roark his wife. That tract of land was located about 5 miles from the town of Tazewell Virginia. This land was close to the Peery Family, Deed book 35 page 338 in 1892. This tract of land was lying on both sides of the Clinch River, and at one time had been the site of the Old Peery Sawmill site The Edna S Deed Book No 35 page 338.
"The 2 surviving children of Vanam Roark & wife Carrie Goodman Roark are:
Judy Ann Roark Dorton
Patsy Lee Roark McMillan
Other later marriage of Vanam Roark was in Bristol, TN to:
Ruby Hawkins Smith
Ruby Hawkins Smith had 3 children grown, and married with children.
Vanam Roark sold the farm in Tazewell VA after he married Ruby, & he bought a house in Bristol TN, so he would be closer to family, Doctors, & Hospital.
".... We lived at times on the farm in Tazewell VA, & I wrote an Essay about the farm for which I won an Award. We also lived some of the time in Bristol, but we all had a love in our heart for this beautiful land located in Pisgah, Tazewell, Virginia, which influenced our lives greatly.
"Sincerely,
"Patsy L McMillan
"PS: We spent a lot of our Holidays with Zachariah & Irine. She cooked our meals & picked up after all of us but never ask us to even wash a dish. She was quite & went to church with us.,
I never gave much thought to Irine until I started working on my Family History, then remembered that she had been very good to all of us. Mother & Dad took care of Zachariah when he got to old to take care of him self, we called him Daddy Roark. He loved to wade the river when we went swimming in the swimming hole we had created in the river.
"Some one related to Irine Hankins was buried in the cemetery on the farm. I believe it might have been her sister. I was a child then, but remember hearing some one saying she was young & had several children. I remember seeing one of the girls at school, & I heard that a teacher had adopted her. She was a beautiful girl with fair complexion & coal black hair."


Bertha Coleman

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, taken 21 Jun 1900, Big Creek Township, Page 85A, Family #214.
Listed as Bertha Coleman, age 1, born in Aug 1898, in household of father, Sheridan Coleman.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, War, taken on 27 May 1910, Page 183A,
Family #193.
Listed as Bertha Coleman, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Sheridan Coleman.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol __(1915); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Zack Rox (sic, Roark); age 23; born in Page Co, VA (?); widowed; cook; living at War, WV; son of
S___;
married on 5 Mar 1915 at Berwind, WV; Bertha Coleman; age 17; born in McDowell Co, VA (sic,
WV); single; daughter of Sheridan and Nancy; information given by Sheridan Coleman, father, of
War, WV.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 19 Jan 1920; Page 118A;
Image 21 of 65; Family #162/191.
Listed as Bertha Roark; age 21; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Zachariah Roark.
5. 1930 Census, Washington Co, VA; Goodson District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 69A; Image 1 of 43;
Family #6/6.
Listed as Bertha Roark; age 31; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Zachariah
Roark.
6. Information from E-mail; 9 Mar 2011; Patsy L. McMillan to Larry Smith.
Patsy was a daughter of Vanam and Carrie Ellen (Roark) Roark.


Clarence B. Roark

1. Information from E-mail; 9 Mar 2011; Patsy L. McMillan to Larry Smith.
Patsy was a daughter of Vanam and Carrie Ellen (Roark) Roark.


Lucille Roark

1. Information from E-mail; 9 Mar 2011; Patsy L. McMillan to Larry Smith.
Patsy was a daughter of Vanam and Carrie Ellen (Roark) Roark.


Odell Roark

1. Information from E-mail; 9 Mar 2011; Patsy L. McMillan to Larry Smith.
Patsy was a daughter of Vanam and Carrie Ellen (Roark) Roark.
2. 1930 Census, Washington Co, VA; Goodson District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 69A; Image 1 of 43;
Family #6/6.
Listed as Odell Roark; age 2 yrs, 11 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Zachariah Roark.